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James and Kisiah Jolly, North Carolina/Virginia

James and Kisiah Jolly, North Carolina/Virginia

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 11:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jolly, Jolley, Wright
Hey!

I only got as far back as James Jolly on my family tree and was wondering if anyone knew anything about his parents or even more of his descendents. The information I got so far is JAMES JOLLY (1776-1853) was born in DINWIDDIE, VIRGINIA and lived in the RUTHERFORD, NORTH CAROLINA area. He married KISIAH (Kesiah? 1777-1869) 19 July 1798.

I am unsure about all of his children but one of them was named FETHERSTON (Fertherston?) JOLLY (1811-1875), who was born in RUTHERFORD, NC and married DELIA BURTON WRIGHT (1816-1896), is my great-great-great-grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I also read somewhere that some of the Jolly's changed their name to Jolley, perhaps due to a certain little someone who made a mistake that hurt the family name. I'm not sure about that one though.

Thanks!

Re: James and Kisiah Jolly, North Carolina/Virginia

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 2:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
no proof positive yet. Still working on all of this but maybe this will help you some and if you find out something more please pass it on. thank you Linda Jolly

James Featherston Jolly
James Jolley (1774-1853)born Dinwiddie Co. Virginia passed away in Orange Co. N. C. as per ancestry.com family tree site.

Found on the 1850 census Cleveland Co. N.C. family 497: James Jolly age 74 farmer born N.C.
wife Kizia Jolly 70 born N.C.
living with them Barney B. Jolly 18 born N.C.

family # 495: Featherston Jolly age 39
wife Delilah B. age 30 children:: Marion M. 13, Kizia A. 12, Richard M. 10, George W. 8, William W. 6, Elizabeth J. 4.

family # 321
Jesse (Jefer)Jolly age 49 born VA.
Sarah 40 born N.C. children: Willis 19, Arrena F.17,Jesse L. 15, Nancy C. 13,Kizia E. 13, Polly M, 11, Crawford 9, Elizabeth 7, Lucinda 5, Lenira 3.

family #322
James L. Jolly 26
wife Melinda 27, children: Unicy S. H. 1 male, William A. 24, Sarah L. 22
All families born N.C.

parent of James Jolly = John Jolly Sr. 1736 Dinwiddie Co. Va. Buried in Franklin Ill. possible wife Mary Rigglesworth.
Children:
Elizabeth Jolly husband David Leaman,
John Jolly Jr.,
Margaret Jolly husband Ranson Myrick,
James wife Kesiah son Dock Lewis Jolly,
Bourland boling Jolly wife Hannah Passmore,
Stephen Jolly Sr.1770 Dinwiddie Co. Va. died 1845 Bedford Co.Tn. children: John Hall Jolly 1801 wife Susn Banks
William Jolly abt. 1809 wife Mary Amy Hodge
Stephen Jolly Jr. 1814 wife Winifred Hiles

Re: James and Kisiah Jolly, North Carolina/Virginia

Posted: 21 Nov 2012 12:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
With respect to the name Joll(e)y it appears that when one goes over to England and researches the name Joll(e)y it almost always appears as Jolley in early records. There are also some Jolliffe's but almost no Jolly's. It appears that the early, somewhat poor spellers who make early american records changed the name to the easier version - Jolly, on occasion. Thus the reason we have a number of different spellings here in the USA.
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