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Richard Fondren

Richard Fondren

Male 1760 - 1850  (90 years)

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  • Name Richard Fondren 
    Born 1760  Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1850  Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5926  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 

    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 Sarah Cole,   b. Abt 1762, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Lawrence, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1785  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John B. Fondren,   b. 7 Sep 1780, Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Chickasaw, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Henry Fondren,   b. 1788, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1860, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Jesse E. Fondren,   b. 6 May 1790, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1860, Hinds, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Mary Fondren,   b. 1795
     5. Thomas Fondren,   b. 18 Jan 1799, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1857, Lafayette, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. John Fondren,   b. Abt 1803, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Judy Fondren,   b. 1807, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Albert Fondren,   b. Abt 1808, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     9. Richard Fondren,   b. Abt 1811, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1874, Hinds, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F404  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.