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Jesse James Fondren

Jesse James Fondren

Male 1776 - 1830  (54 years)

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  • Name Jesse James Fondren 
    Born 1776  York, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1830  Pickens, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4047  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 

    Father John Fondren, Jr.,   b. Abt 1730, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, York, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Smith Quinn,   b. Abt 1730, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, York, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Family ID F2196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sally Sarah Hester,   b. Abt 1779, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Pickens, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Children 
     1. Herod Fondren,   b. 1 Jan 1805, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1883, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Howard Pickney Fondren,   b. 4 Feb 1806, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1898, Choctaw, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Hardy Fondren,   b. 9 Apr 1808, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1901, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Hiram William Fondren,   b. Sep 1813, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1872, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     5. Hampton Fondren,   b. 1815, York, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1843, Attala, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     6. Hester Fondren,   b. 1 Nov 1818, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1886, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard Fondren and his wife Sarah were in Tennessee, so Richard gave his power of attorney to his brother Jesse. The abstract reads as follows:

      State of Tennessee, Franklin County. Richard Fondren of State and county aforesaid appoints Jesse Fondren his attorney to demand from the "state" (sic) of Thomas Cole deceased from executors of said estate, all my legacy, dated 18 Oct 1816. Richard Fondren, Wit: William Fondrin Senior, William Fondrin Junior. Proved by the oath of William Fondrin 11 Nov 1816 before J. Camp, J.P. (Deed Book P, page 149, Spartanburg County, SC)

      The sale of a portion of Thomas Cole's property on the 7th and 8th of February, 1817, shows the amount received to be $740.80 1/4, and included: 1 close brush, 1 cotton wheel, 1 churn, a pair of fire dogs, 100 lbs of bacon, 1 hogs head, 1 old barrel, old pewter, Bible and hymn book, flat iron, old tools, 3 weeding hoes, 4 beds, 2 coffee pots, blankets, quilts and sheets, 2 table cloths, numerous other articles of furniture and household items, numerous farm animals and farm equipment, and 1 negro boy Sam, 1 negro girl Selvy.

      Other slaves, as well as land, were not sold, but went directly to the heirs. The will states that his "daughter Patsey has received as follows which is to be deducted out of her part one horse twenty five dollars one umbrella seven and a half one trunk seven dollars."

      This man, Thomas Cole, signed his will with his mark (X), yet he had accumulated all this property, served in the South Carolina Militia "since the fall of Charleston as private and lieutenant in Roebuck's Regiment of Anderson's Return," (for which service he received twenty pounds, two shillings and one penny half penny on August 2, 1786), and raised a large family.