Stephen Senter Family

of Dobbs & Cumberland County , NC  

"Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Garton, Smith & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2003

Stephen Senter

Stephen Senter , b. bef. 1742; m. Mary Unknown . 

In 1804 there is a deed in Cumberland County , NC from Stephen Senter  to his grandson, William Senter , son of Henry Senter , which establishes the parentage of Henry .

Stephen & Mary (Unknown)  Senter  had at least three (3) children:

1.       Henry Senter , b. 1760, NC; d. 1832, Greene Co., TN; m. to Rebecca Avant.
2.       William Senter
, b. bef. 1761.  No further Information.
3.      
Lucinda Senter , b. 1782, Cumberland Co., NC; d. bef. 1850; m. bet 1798-1799, Cumberland Co., NC to William Owen Tutor , son of Owen & Lucy (Harris) Tutor , b. 1774, Wales, England.

Henry Senter

1.  Henry Senter , son of Stephen & Mary (Unknown)  Senter , b. 1760, Cumberland Co., NC; d. 27 Feb 1823, Greene Co., TN; m. 1771, Cumberland Co., NC to Rebecca Avant , daughter of Peter & Amy (Massie) Avant , b. ca. 1764; d. ca. 1853.

Henry & Rebecca (Avant) Senter  had six (6) children:

1.1.  Rev. Stephen Senter , b. 1787, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC; m, 22 Sept 1803 to Anna Blaylock , b. ca. 1785.
1.2. 
Rev. Drury Senter , b. 25 Sept 1788, Crumpler, Ashe Co., NC; d. 10 Jan 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; m. 6 Jun 1809, Abington, Washington Co., VA to Mary ‘Polly’ McClure , daughter of Rev. Nathaniel & Dorcas (Cole) McClure , b. 1792. St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. 9 Dec 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; bur. Oct 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA.
1.3. 
Rev. William Senter , b. 1789, near Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC; d. ca. 1858, Gibson or Carroll Co., TN; m. 17 Dec 1805, Cumberland Co., NC to Jency Ann Butler , b. ca. 1780.
1.4. 
Miss Senter , b. 23 Sept 1791, near Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC
1.5. 
Aaron Senter /Center , b. 1793, Chilhowie, Smyth Co., VA; m. to Elizabeth Baker , daughter of Henry & Mercy (Tilson) Baker .
1.6. 
James Senter , b. 1796, Washington Co., VA; m. to Mary/Mercy Cole .

Rev. Stephen Senter

1.1.  Rev. Stephen Senter , son of Henry & Rebecca (Avant) Senter , b. 1787, near Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC; m. 22 Sept 1805, Cumberland Co., NC to Anna Blaylock /Bralock , b. ca. 1785. 

Stephen Senter  was a Missionary Baptist preacher. They lived and died near Fayetteville on the Cape Fear River.

Rev. Stephen & Anna (Blaylock/Bralock) Senter  had five (5) children:

¨               Alfred Aven ‘Richard Aldred’ Senter, b. 1804; d. 1884, Cumberland Co., NC
¨              
Alvin Blaylock Senter , b. 12 Nov 1806, Cumberland Co., NC; d. 17 may 1870, Gibson Co., TN
¨              
James M. Senter , b. 1812, Cumberland Co., NC; d. ca. 1879; m. to Flora McNeill .  James & Flora (McNeill) Senter  had one (1) child:  Neill A. Senter , b. 1838; d. 1929.
¨              
William Senter , b. ca. 1810, Cumberland Co., NC
¨              
Belle Senter , b. Cumberland Co., NC; m. to James Stewart .

In all the records notes that I have come across only one listed these additional children for Rev. Stephen & Anna (Blaylock) Senter :

¨               John A. Senter , b. bet. 1804-1820, Cumberland Co., NC
¨              
Drewey Senter , b. bet. 1804-1820, Cumberland Co., NC
¨              
Matilda Senter , b. bet. 1804-1820, Cumberland Co., NC
¨              
Sophia Senter , b. bet. 1804-1820, Cumberland Co., NC

Rev. Drury Senter

1.2.  Rev. Drury Senter , son of Henry & Rebecca (Avant) Senter , b. 25 Sept 1788, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC; d. 10 Jan 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; m. 6 Jun 1809, Abington, Washington Co., VA to Mary ‘Polly’ McClure , daughter of Rev. Nathaniel & Dorcas (Cole) McClure , b. 1792. St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. 9 Dec 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; bur. Oct 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA.

Rev. Drury & Mary ‘Polly’ (McClure) Senter  had twelve (12) children:

1.2.1.         Nathaniel Senter , b. 10 Mar 1810, St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. 21 Jul 1875, Ashe Co., VA; bur Senter Baptist Cemetery, Ashe Co., NC; m. ca. 1831, Ashe Co., NC to Margaret ‘Peggy’ McMillian , daughter of Andrew McMillian , b. ca. 1809; m 2nd to Malinda Woodie , daughter of James & Margaret (Bryant) Woodie
1.2.2.         Rebecca Senter , b. 1812, St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; m. to Solomon Jones , son of John & Leah (Long) Jones , b. 17 May 1804.
1.2.3.        
Aaron Senter , b. 1813, St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. 1893, Texas
1.2.4.        
Stephen Henry Senter , b. 16 Feb 1814, St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. 20 Mar 1893, Elkhorn City, Pike Co., KY; m 1st 24 Oct 1837 to Drucilla Dixon ; m 2nd 2 Aug 1845 to Sally Landreth ; m 3rd 28 Nov 1868 to Hulda Mullins , b. ca. 1815.  Stephen Senter  had 27 children of record.
1.2.5.        
James M. Senter , b. 28 Oct 1815; d. 4 Nov 1881.
1.2.6.        
William N. Senter , b. 7 Nov 1818 St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. 26 Sept 1928
1.2.7.        
James Harvey Senter , b. 1820, St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. 25 Feb 1900, Asherville, Clay Co., IN; m. to Mary/Mariah/Marion Baker , b. 23 Jul 1823, Grayson Co., VA
1.2.8.        
Evaline Senter , b. 1833, St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; d. bet. Oct 1899 – Jun 1900, Ashe Co., NC; m. ca. 1849 to Wiley Pasley , son of Samuel & Nancy (Peak) Pasley , b. 1825; d. ca. 1906
1.2.9.        
Caroline Senter , b. 1824 or 1828, Ashe Co., NC; d. ca. 1873; m. 4 May 1848, Ashe Co., NC; m 1st John Calvin Pasley , b. 1823.
1.2.10.     
Rev. Levi Bishop Senter , b. 17 Jan 1827, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; d. 8 may 1898, Morse, Johnson Co., Kansas; m 1st 1849 to Melinda Ann Bishop , daughter of Samuel Darke & Rachel (Jones) Bishop , b. 24 Sept 1829, St. Claire, Washington Co., VA; m 2nd Hillsdale, Kansas to Hannah Grove , b. ca. 1830.
1.2.11.     
Drury Senter , Jr . , b. 1830; d. prior 1923
1.2.12.     
Calvin Halbert Senter , b. 2 Sept 1832, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; d. 20 Mar 1911, Grayson Co., VA; m. 2 Nov 1854 to Rosamond Pugh , daughter of Robert & Mary ‘Polly’ (Thomas) Pugh , b. 13 Mar 1838, Grassy Creek, Ashe Co., NC
1.2.13.     
Mary ‘Polly’ Senter , b. 1834, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; d. prior 1923; m. to James Pugh .  They had one daughter, Rhoda Pugh , b. ca. 1862, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA.

Rev. William Senter

1.3.  Rev. William Senter , son of Henry & Rebecca (Avant) Senter , b. 1789, near Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC; d. ca. 1858, Gibson or Carroll Co., TN; bur. South Gibson Post Office, Gibson Co., TN; m. 17 Dec 1805, Cumberland Co., NC to Jency Ann Butler , b. ca. 1780; bur. South Gibson Post Office, Gibson Co., TN.

Rev. William Senter  was a Primitive Baptist preacher.  They moved to Green around 1805.

Rev. William & Jency Ann (Butler) Senter  had eleven (11) children:

1.3.1.         James C. Senter , b. 1806, NC
1.3.2.        
Mary ‘Polly’ Senter , m. to Lemuel Day  
1.3.3.        
Morning Senter , m. to Tom Jackson .  They had eight (8) children.
1.3.4.        
Delaney Senter , m. to Bill Horn .  They had no issue.
1.3.5.        
William Butler Senter , b. 4 Oct 1812; m 1st to Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Ann Werr  (Wear) ; m. 2nd to Isabeela Grace Rhodes .
1.3.6.        
Matilda D. Senter , m. to W.B.S. Hall .  They had seven (7) children.
1.3.7.        
Moses Easter Senter , b. 10 Sept 1816; d. 1881; m. to Margaret Jane Elam , b. 1882.
1.3.8.        
Henry Senter , d. young.  He was a blacksmith and went to Arkansas.
1.3.9.        
Patrick Senter , m. 1st to Martha Elam; m. 2nd to Jan Unknown .
1.3.10.     
Elizabeth Senter , m. 1st to Dan Barcroft ; m. 2nd to a ‘young man’ Unknown .  Dan & Elizabeth (Senter) Barcroft  had four (4) children.
1.3.11.     
Alvin Senter , m. 1st 7 Dec 1851 to Nancy Elam ; m 2nd possibly his 1st wife sister to Miss Elam .

Aaron Senter/Center

1.5.  Aaron Senter/Center , son of Henry & Rebecca (Avant) Senter , b. 1793, Chilhowie, Smith Co., VA; m. to Elizabeth Baker , daughter of Henry & Mercy (Tilson) Baker , b. 1803, Washington Co., VA.  Elizabeth (Baker) Senter m. 2nd to Robert Cook.

Aaron & Elizabeth Center  lived in Smythe Co., VA.

Aaron & Elizabeth (Baker) Center  had five (5) children:

1.5.1.         James Senter , b. 1818, Chilhowie, Smythe Co., VA; d. ca. 1857; m. to Carolina Yandan .
1.5.2.        
Martha J. Senter , b. 23 Aug 1821; d. 4 Nov 1890; m. to Charles R. Greener .  They had nine (9) children.
1.5.3.        
William Tilson Senter , b. 20 May 1823; d. 1 Jun 1907; m. 18 Nov 1847 to Sarah Rector .  They had nine (9) children.
1.5.4.        
Rebecca Senter , b. 30 Jun 1830; m. to Arthur L. G. Stevenson .
1.5.5.        
Andrew Senter , b. 1832; m. Unknown .  He immigrated to Kentucky.

Caroline Senter

1.2.9.  Caroline Senter , daughter of Rev. Drury & Mary ‘Polly’ (McClure) Senter , b. 1828, Crumpler, Ashe Co., NC; d. 1873, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; m. 5 May 1848, Grayson Co., VA to John Calvin Pasley , son of Samuel M. & Nancy (Peak) Pasley , b. 1823; d. 1873, Alleghany Co., NC

He was a Civil War Veteran.

1850 Census – Grayson Co., VA     HOUSE 495

Pacely    John C.                  27           Farmer   NC
              Caroline                 21                         NC
             
Columbus M.           1                         VA

1870 Census – Alleghany Co., NC  HOUSE 082

Pasley    John C.                  49           Farmer
              Carolina                 42           Keeps House
              Drury C.                17           At School           VA
              Samuel H.              14           At School           VA
              Mary E.                 11           At School           NC
              Martha                     9           
              Rhoda                      6
              Nancy                      4  

Will of John Calvin Peasley

In the name of God Amen, I John C. Peasley  of Alleghany County, N.C. aware of the uncertaincy of life think it proper to make my last Will and Testament as follows:

 

1st.  I devise that all my just debts together with all my funeral expenses be paid out the money that is on hand.

2nd.  I devise that my eldest son Drury C. Peasley have an equal share of my estate subject to some devises herein after named provided he returns home before he is of age and if he should not come home in a short time then I devise to him five dollars.

3rd.  I give to my second son Samuel A. Peasley  my wagon, harness and team over and above his equal part of the balance of my estate.

4th.  I give unto my eldest daughter Mary E. Peasley  twenty-five dollars over and above her equal part of the balance of my estate.

5th.  I devise that the remainder of my estate be equally divided between my six children Viz:  Drury C. Peasley, Samuel A. Peasley , Mary E. Peasley , Martha L. Peasley , Rhoda C. Pasley , Nancy M. Pasley , subject to the devises and conditions as above set forth and lastly I do hereby appoint my friends Wiley Peasley  and C. H. Senter  my lawful Executors to execute this my last Will and Testament to all intents and purposes, Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of:

 

R.K. Pierce , J. Williams  on June 8, 873                                          Signed John C. Peasley

 

North Carolina, Alleghany County

 

The within Will was proved upon the evidence of J. Williams  this the 1st day of Sept. 1873.  Signed G. H. Edwards , Judge of Probate.

 

The within Will was duly proved by the oath of R.K. Pierce  before me this 8th day of Oct. 1873.  Signed B.H. Edwards, Judge of Probate.

John Calvin & Caroline (Senter) Pasley  had seven (7) children:

·                Columbus Pasley , b. 1849, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1851
·               
Martha ‘Mattie’ Ludema Pasley , b. 10 Oct 1851, Weaver’s Ford, Ashe Co., NC; d. 26 Jul 1958; m 1st 8 Jun 1879 to Curtis Ephrium Pierce , son of Jefferson & Sarah (Bourne) Pierce ; m 2nd to Hoyt Anderson , son of Floyd & Annie (Halsey) Anderson .
·               
Drury ‘Dee’ Calvin Pasley , b. 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1920; m. 22 Jul 1877 to Polly Jane Halsey , daughter of Troy & Polly Ann (Hash) Halsey , b. 1858; d. 1935.
·               
Rhoda Caroline Pasley, b. 1854, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; m. 1880, Alleghany Co., NC to Horton ‘Hort’ Andrews .
·               
Samuel Addison Pasley , b. 9 Nov 1855; d. 11 Aug 1932; m. 6 Mar 1888, Miami Co., Kansas to Irene Elizabeth Young , daughter of Franklin & Sara Caroline (Wolff) Young .  They had three (3) children.
·               
Mary Adeline Pasley , b. 11 Jan 1859, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA; d. 4 Apr 1939; m 1st 19 mar 1876 to Isaac Richard Halsey , son of Ahart & Elizabeth (Cox) Halsey , b. 1857; d. 1803; m 2nd to Henry Smith .  She had eight (8) children.
·               
Nanie Elvira Pasley , b. 7 Aug 1866; d. 18 Jul 1939, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; m. 20 Feb 1883 to Andrew Frielin Young  (her cousin).

Mary ‘Polly’ Senter

1.3.2.  Mary ‘Polly’ Senter , daughter of Rev. William & Jency Ann (Butler) Senter , d. 21 Nov 1846; bur. Fly Family Cemetery, just east of Spring Creek, TN; m. to Lemuel Day , d. 27 Jul 1888, Red River Co., Texas; bur Shamrock Cemetery, Red River Co., TX.  Lemuel Day m 2nd 26 Jul 1849 to Mary Gowan ; m 3rd 23 May 1870 to Sallie Smith .

Lemuel & Molly ‘Polly’ (Senter) Day  had nine (9) children:

·                John Howard Day , b. 24 Jan 1829; d. 1922, Texas; m. 29 Aug 1850 to Margaret Coleman .
·               
Elizabeth Jane Day , b. 5 Mar 1831; m. to John W. Grant .
·               
William Senter  Day , b. 26 Dec 1832; d. 29 Aug 1851
·               
Louvina Matilda Day , b. 24 Nov 1834; m. 11 Nov 1852 to Flavius Fly .
·               
Isaac Butler Day , b. 18 Jan 1837; d. 1926; m. 13 Aug 1862 to Emma Jayne ; m 2nd to Laura Winslow .
·               
Thomas C. Day , b. 15 Feb 1839; d. 7 Oct 1863, in Confederate Camp during the Georgia campaign.
·               
Mary L. Day , b. 18 May 1841; d. 1925
·               
Clara Ann Day  b. 18 Jan 1841; d. 26 mar 1934; m. 5 Sept 1866 to John Shane  
·               
Martha Amanda Day , b. 14 Sept 1845; d. 23 Jul 186_; m. 23 Jan 18__ to Robert P. Ford .

Lemuel & Mary (Gowan) Day  had seven (7) children.

Lemuel & Sallie (Smith) Day  had five (5) children.