Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents       PETER COVINGTON. Ref:2542. Born: around 1580 at Turvey, Bedfordshire  Compiled 07/09/2020

  GENERATION   One

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 2542. Born: around 1580 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: around

    1601 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Alice 4001. Died: Jan 1627 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 47.  Blacksmith. Listed as a Churchwarden in 1605-06. The Rector

   was Thomas Buckoke. Buried 24 January 1627.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 2743. Born Oct 1604 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2922. Born Jul-Aug 1606 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2923. Born Feb 1607 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3169. Born Feb 1607 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 3170. Born during 1611 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      HUGH COVINGTON. Ref: 1767. Born Jul 1611 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 2541. Born Jan 1612 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      EDMUND COVINGTON. Ref: 3618. Born Jan 1612 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2637. Born 1613- 1614 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

      ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 2638. Born May 1615 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice, Ref: 4001

  GENERATION   Two

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 2743. Born: Oct 1604 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.  Mar:

   14 Feb 1632 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Woodward, Ann 4016.  Christened: 4 Nov 1604 at Turvey.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2922. Born: Jul-Aug 1606 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.  

   Died: Apr 1620 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 13.  Christened: 24 Aug 1606 at Turvey. Buried 27 April 1620 aged 13(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2923. Born: Feb 1607 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.  

   Died: Mar 1607 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0.  Christened: 20 Feb 1607 at Turvey. Buried 8 March 1607(Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3169. Born: Feb 1607 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001. 

   Mar: 4 Jun 1629 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Woodin, Ann 4015. Died: around 1662 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 55.  Christened 4 Mar 1607 Turvey,

   Bedfordshire. Will dated 13 Oct 1662, proved 25 Feb 1663 Archdeaconry Court of Bedford. Was a blacksmith.(Last updated: 14/06/2020 20:44:04)

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3171. Born 4 Jan 1630 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3172. Born May-Jun 1632 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3344. Born during 1634 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 3173. Born Dec 1636 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3174. Born Oct 1637 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3307. Born around 1638 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 3175. Born 1 Jul 1640 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      PETER COVENTON. Ref: 2465. Born 1642- 1643 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3176. Born around 1645 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Ref: 4015

   HUGH COVINGTON. Ref: 1767. Born: Jul 1611 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.   Died:

   Jul 1611 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0.  Buried 18 July 1611 at Turvey.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 3170. Born: during 1611 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.  

   Died: Aug 1611 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0.  Buried 19 August 1611 at Turvey.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 2541. Born: Jan 1612 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.   

   Christened: 31 Jan 1612 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   EDMUND COVINGTON. Ref: 3618. Born: Jan 1612 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.   

   Christened: 31 Jan 1612 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2637. Born: 1613- 1614 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.  

   Died: Feb 1627 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 13.  Buried 15 February 1627(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 2638. Born: May 1615 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2542. Mother: Alice, Mother Ref: 4001.   Died:

    Oct 1617 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 2.  Christened: 26 May 1615 at Turvey. Buried 14 October 1617(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Three

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3171. Born: 4 Jan 1630 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother Ref:

   4015.   Died: Jan 1630 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0.  Christened: 4 Jan 1630 at Turvey. Buried 18 January 1630(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3172. Born: May-Jun 1632 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother Ref:

    4015.  Mar: around 1652 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Boddington, James .  Christened: 15 Jun 1632 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3344. Born: during 1634 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother

   Ref: 4015.  Mar: around 1658 at Wendover, Bucks to name not known .  Christened: 2 Sep 1634 at Turvey. Mentioned in father's will of 1662 as being the

   eldest in the family.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3351. Born during 1660 at Wendover, Bucks. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

   ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 3173. Born: Dec 1636 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother Ref:

   4015.   Died: Dec 1636 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0.  Christened: 12 Dec 1636 at Turvey. Buried 18 December 1636(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3174. Born: Oct 1637 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother

   Ref: 4015.  Mar: around 1659 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Hory, Christian .  Christened: 5 Nov 1637 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3307. Born: around 1638 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother

   Ref: 4015.    (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 3175. Born: 1 Jul 1640 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother Ref:

   4015.  Mar: around 1660 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Gilnay, John .  Christened: 1 Jul 1640 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   PETER COVENTON. Ref: 2465. Born: 1642- 1643 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother Ref:

   4015.  Mar: around 1669 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Elizabeth 4035. Died: Aug 1697 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 54.  Mentioned in father's will 1662 as

   being under 21. A blacksmith. Buried 4 August 1697. Believed to be the patriarch of many of the Covingtons in America through his son Henry (2747).(Last

   updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3177. Born Nov-Dec 1670 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2958. Born during 1674 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2957. Born Mar-Apr 1676 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      PIDDIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3179. Born Feb-Mar 1677 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 2749. Born Jul-Aug 1679 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11248. Born Oct-Nov 1681 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      BENJAMIN COVENTON. Ref: 2464. Born Apr-May 1684 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      CORNELIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 2539. Born during 1689 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

      LYDIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3178. Born Apr 1689 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4035

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3176. Born: around 1645 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3169. Mother: Woodin, Ann, Mother Ref:

   4015.    (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Four

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3177. Born: Nov-Dec 1670 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4035.  Mar: around 1702 at London to Mary 3866. Died: May 1715 at St Mary, Somerset aged 45.  Christened: 18 Dec 1670 at Turvey. Moved to London to

   become an Apprentice Haberdasher to a Mr Charles Gwin. He was buried 15 May 1715 at St Mary Somerset.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JOHN COVENTON. Ref: 3415. Born around 1702 at London. Mother: Mary, Ref: 3866

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3358. Born 3 Nov 1703 at London. Mother: Mary, Ref: 3866

      PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3379. Born during 1706 at London. Mother: Mary, Ref: 3866

      ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3262. Born 1709- 1710 at London. Mother: Mary, Ref: 3866

      ROGER COVINGTON. Ref: 3259. Born during 1711 at London. Mother: Mary, Ref: 3866

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3263. Born during 1713 at London. Mother: Mary, Ref: 3866

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2958. Born: during 1674 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4035.  

   Died: Nov 1675 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 1.  Christened: 13 Jun 1674 at Turvey. Buried 16 November 1675(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2957. Born: Mar-Apr 1676 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4035.

      Died: Jul 1679 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 3.  Christened: 16 Apr 1676 at Turvey. Buried 8 July 1679(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   PIDDIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3179. Born: Feb-Mar 1677 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4035.    Christened: 17 Mar 1677 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 2749. Born: Jul-Aug 1679 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4035.  Mar: 16 Dec 1705 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Williamott, Judith 4056. Died: Aug 1744 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 65.  Christened: 24 Aug 1679 at

   Turvey. Blacksmith. Buried at Turvey, 2 September 1744.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2751. Born during 1706 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056

      PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3180. Born Jan-Feb 1709 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2752. Born Dec 1710 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2996. Born during 1714 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056

      JUDITH COVINGTON. Ref: 2753. Born Oct-Nov 1717 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3378. Born early 1719 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 2748. Born Jul 1722 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2754. Born May-Jun 1725 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Ref: 4056


   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11248. Born: Oct-Nov 1681 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4035.  Mar: during 1712 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Blackistone, Mary 11327. Died: 31 Jul 1744 at Queen Anne's Co MD aged 63.  A number of records

   show him as having a middle name, thereby being known as Henry Hampton Covington. However, middle names were not customary in the 17th Century, so it

   seems that Hampton may, if true, have been a nickname. Christened: 14 Nov 1681 at Turvey, Bedfordshire, England. Exactly why & when he moved to

   Maryland in the U.S. has not yet been ascertained, however his brother William (ref 3177) had a son Peter (ref 3379) who was sentenced in 1725 having been

   found guilty of theft & trespass. He was transported to Maryland in Sept 1725.

  

   He was a fairly wealthy landowner & farmer in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

  

   Died in Providence, Queen Annes Co MD. Will dated 21 Jul 1744 in Queen Anne's MD, named 4 of his sons, James, John, Henry & William. Other children

   not mentioned in the will, but included in the associated administration papers are Benjamin, Sarah and Nathaniel (WD Bostick, Oak Ridge TN Aug 2001 -

   quoting from work of DeCosta E Covington 1991, page 179))

  

   Full transcript of his will: “In the name of God, Amen — This eighteenth day of July Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty four, I, Henry Coventon

   of Queens Ann County in the Providence of Maryland, Planter, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God,

   therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is

   to say — principally and first of all — I Recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it hoping for the remission of my sins through the merits of my

   Blessed Redeemer. And my body I recommend to the earth to be Buried in decent and Christian Buriel at the discretion of my Executor herein after named,

   nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection by the mighty Power of Almighty God. And as touching such worldly estate

   wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I Give Bequeath and Dispose of the same in the manner and form following:

  

   “Imprimis — I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, John Coventon, all that Tract or parcell of Land and plantation whereon I now Dwell, containing one

   hundred acres of Land, part of a tract of land called ‘Providence,’ to him and his heirs Forever.

  

   “Item — I also Give and bequeath unto my Son James Coventon Seventy-Eight acres of Land being part of the aforesaid Tract of Land called Providence as

   aforesaid the one half of one hundred and fifty-six acres which I Lately Bought of John and James Tulley. The said Seventy-Eight acres of Land to begin one

   hundred and sixty perchesa west from the original Boundred Tree of the Original Tract called Providence, and running from the End of the said one hundred

   and sixty perches north one hundred and fifty perches and thence West, untill it meet, with the parcell of Land whereon I now Dwell; thence South one hundred

   and fifty perches with the same, then East to the Beginning, to him and his heirs forever.

  

   “Item — I Give and Bequeath unto my son John Coventon (above named) all the remaining part of the said one hundred and Fifty-six acres of Land after my

   son James’ is laid out thereof in manner, as aforesaid to him and his heirs forever.

  

   “Item — That should my son James Die without Lawful Issue of his Body Begotten that then the said Land to him bequeathed my will and Desire is shall

   decend unto my son William Coventon and his heirs forever.

  

   “Item — My will and desire that should my sons John and James be by anyways or means be deprived of their rights and possessions of the said Land

   between them Bequeathed which I bought of John and James Tulley as aforesaid that then my son James shall have an equal part of my personall estate.

   Otherways he shall not have any part or parcell thereof but shall be Equally divided amongst the rest of my children.

  

   “Item — That whereas I have Bequeathed unto my son John part of a parcell of Land Lately Bought of John and James Tulley as before mentioned, it is

   nevertheless, it is nevertheless, upon this provise that my son John Shall fully satisfie and pay for his part and discharge my Estate from paying any part or

   parcell thereof. Otherwise, upon his refusal, the said parcel of lands to him bequeathed shall descend to my son William and his heirs provided he shall pay for

   the same thereof.

  

   “Item — I constitute and appoint my Son John and Henry Coventon, Joynt and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking and disannuling all

   other and former will or wills, Testament or Testaments by me in any will made Ordaining this and Only this my last Will and Testament.

  

   “Signed and sealed, published his pronounced and Declared by the said Henry Coventon, as his Last mark, Will and Testament. Before us: Charles B.

   Bradley, his mark, William P. Parker, his mark, George B. Bennett, Queens Anns County,


   the 31st July 1744

  

   The subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will being duly and Solemnly sworn on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God depose and say that they saw the

   Testator Henry Coventon sign the same Will and heard him publish and declare it to be his last Will and Testament and at the time of his so doing he was to

   the best of them apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and the said Charles Bradley and William Parker made Oath as aforesaid that they

   made their respective marks as witnesses and the said George Bennett that he did subscribe his name as witness to the same Will in the presence of the

   Said testator and at his request which Oath was taken by the said witnesses in the presence of John Coventon, heir at law to the Testator, which said John

   Coventon did not object to the probate of the said Will.

  

   Before Wm. Tilghman, Deputy Comm’r, Queens Anns County”90. “The Administration papers of Henry Covington contained ten pages, and it is evident that he

    was a wealthy man for his day. Some of the items of interest: one bed with drapes, rugs, etc., blankets, sheets, a number of other beds with bed linens and

   furnishings, lot of pewter, small porringers, mortar & pestle, brass clock, brass candlesticks, cannesters and candle box, linen and wool wheel, spoon moulds

   [sic], chafindish, large pine chests, 5 powder hors, bullet moulds, ‘Stillards,’ one servant man named James Kingowre, 7 cows, 11 sheep, 2 Bay mares and

   colt, 21 hogs, 2,400 lbs. tobacco, 11 barrels of corn, 8 barrels of wheat, and many other items.

  

   “As executors John (X) Covington and Henry Covinton [sic] gave bond in the amount of £200, 31 July 1744, with sureties James (X) Knotts and Charles (X)

   Bradley; wit. By George Bennett, William (P) Parker. John Davis and Ambrose Wright made an inventory and appraised the personal estate at £120-5-6, 

   August 1744; William Coventon [sic] and Nathaniel Coventon are listed as ‘Next of Kinn’ and Edward Roe and Johnathan Arey as ‘Creditors.’

  

   Certifying the inventory, ‘John Covinton made Oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God’ while ‘Henry Covington (being one of the People called Quakers) did

    sincerely solemnly and truly affirm and declare that the foregoing is a just and perfect Inventory…’ A supplementary inventory of additional property found and

   debts due the estate added up to £38-6-11 2/5, including 55 pounds tobacco each due from Peter and Benjamin Covington, and was returned to Court 25 July

    1745. This was also certified as above.”(Last updated: 07/06/2020 20:29:27)

      JOHN COULTER COVINGTON. Ref: 11249. Born during 1710 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11328. Born around 1713 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 11339. Born around 1713 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 12203. Born around 1715 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      HENRY HAMPTON COVINGTON. Ref: 11330. Born around 1716 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref:

      11327

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 12204. Born around 1718 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11251. Born around 1720 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11254. Born around 1720 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      NATHANIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11335. Born around 1721 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11332. Born around 1722 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11340. Born during 1724 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary, Ref: 11327


   BENJAMIN COVENTON. Ref: 2464. Born: Apr-May 1684 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4035.  Mar: around 1706 at Stagsden, Beds to Sarah 4057.  Christened: 18 May 1684 at Turvey.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 2468. Born during 1707 at Stagsden, Beds. Mother: Sarah, Ref: 4057

      BENJAMIN COVENTON. Ref: 2470. Born during 1707 at Stagsden, Beds. Mother: Sarah, Ref: 4057

      HENRY COVENTON. Ref: 2466. Born during 1708 at Stagsden, Beds. Mother: Sarah, Ref: 4057

      ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 2469. Born during 1710 at Stagsden, Beds. Mother: Sarah, Ref: 4057

      ANN COVENTON. Ref: 2467. Born during 1711 at Stagsden, Beds. Mother: Sarah, Ref: 4057

   CORNELIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 2539. Born: during 1689 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4035.  Mar: 10 Jul 1715 at London to Dunley, Ann 4065.  Christened: 29 Apr 1689 at Turvey. Was apprenticed to William Covington for 7 years on 16 Jul 1708

    as a Brookswharf Farrier.(Last updated: 10/08/2011 09:04:10)

      CORNELIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 2540. Born during 1715 at Garlickhithe, London. Mother: Dunley, Ann, Ref: 4065

   LYDIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3178. Born: Apr 1689 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter, Father Ref: 2465. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4035.  

   Died: May 1689 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0.  Christened: 29 Apr 1689 at Turvey. Buried 9 May 1689(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3351. Born: during 1660 at Wendover, Bucks. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3344. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   

   Christened: 4 Feb 1660 at Wendover. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Five

   BENJAMIN COVENTON. Ref: 2470. Born: during 1707 at Stagsden, Beds. Father: Coventon, Benjamin, Father Ref: 2464. Mother: Sarah, Mother Ref: 4057. 

   Mar: 3 Jan 1733 at Stevington, Beds to Clarke, Sarah 4082.  Christened: 3 May 1707 at Stagsden. Master Smith of Stagsden, Bedfordshire c.1775 (Inland

   Revenue Books 1775-1784)(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 2468. Born: during 1707 at Stagsden, Beds. Father: Coventon, Benjamin, Father Ref: 2464. Mother: Sarah, Mother Ref: 4057.

     Mar: 19 Aug 1724 at Leyton, London to Holt, William .  Christened: 3 May 1707 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   HENRY COVENTON. Ref: 2466. Born: during 1708 at Stagsden, Beds. Father: Coventon, Benjamin, Father Ref: 2464. Mother: Sarah, Mother Ref: 4057.   

   Christened: 11 Oct 1708 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 2469. Born: during 1710 at Stagsden, Beds. Father: Coventon, Benjamin, Father Ref: 2464. Mother: Sarah, Mother Ref: 4057.

       Christened: 16 Jul 1710 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ANN COVENTON. Ref: 2467. Born: during 1711 at Stagsden, Beds. Father: Coventon, Benjamin, Father Ref: 2464. Mother: Sarah, Mother Ref: 4057.   

   Christened: 9 Mar 1711 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   CORNELIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 2540. Born: during 1715 at Garlickhithe, London. Father: Covington, Cornelius, Father Ref: 2539. Mother: Dunley, Ann,

   Mother Ref: 4065.    Christened: 19 Feb 1715 at London St James. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2751. Born: during 1706 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith,

   Mother Ref: 4056.  Mar: 4 Nov 1728 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Odell, Edward .  Christened: 15 Dec 1706 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3180. Born: Jan-Feb 1709 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Mother

   Ref: 4056.   Died: Nov 1732 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 23.  Christened: 12 Feb 1709 at Turvey. Buried 26 November 1732 at Turvey, Beds.(Last updated:

   01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2752. Born: Dec 1710 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Mother Ref:

   4056.  Mar: 6 Feb 1757 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Nichols, Edward .  Christened: 6 Jan 1711 at Turvey. Children: Thomas(2755) illegitimate, father said to

   have been Thomas King.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 2755. Born Feb-Mar 1738 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Covington, Mary, Ref: 2752


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2996. Born: during 1714 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Mother Ref:

    4056.  Mar: 3 Oct 1743 at Olney, Bucks to Parrott, Mary 4098.  Christened: 9 Nov 1714 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JUDITH COVINGTON. Ref: 2753. Born: Oct-Nov 1717 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Mother

   Ref: 4056.    Christened: 24 Nov 1717 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3378. Born: early 1719 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Mother

   Ref: 4056.  Mar: 4 Mar 1743 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Killingsworth, Elizabeth 4100. Died: during 1761 at Hitchin, Herts aged 42.  Christened: 4 Apr 1719 at

   Turvey. Marriage date could be 5 October 1743.

  

   The History of Harrold - William Covington, Harrold Clockmaker

   "William Covington was perhaps one of the best known of the Harrold clockmakers. This cottage industry developed in the Eighteenth Century when  local

   craftsmen set up small workshops or worked at home. Sometimes it was farm workers who made good use of the winter months. Some were apprenticed

   elsewhere in Bedfordshire and some even had apprentices themselves.

  

   William Covington was not born in Harrold but in nearby Turvey in 1719. His father was Peter Covington (1679 to 1744) the Turvey blacksmith, a trade that

   went back in the family over at least 3 further generations to late Elizabethan times. The family business of working with metal was obviously good preparation

   for working with much smaller and precision parts of making clocks.

  

   William’s mother was Judith Williamott. In 1743 he married Elizabeth Killingworth (born in Cold Brayfield in 1718) in Turvey church. Soon after this the couple

   moved to Harrold where each of their four children were baptised in St Peter’s Church between 1744 and 1756. We do not know why William moved from

   Turvey to Harrold, but it may be that the clockmaking industry was already embedded there or it could have been that other Covingtons were already living in

   the village and had been for more than 150 years. However, we do not know what was the relationship between the Turvey and Harrold  branches of the

   Covington family. William Covington’s namesake had left Harrold to become an early settler in the colony of Virginia a century before.

  

   William obviously gained a reputation for his clockmaking skills and his workmanship was enduring . One clock is still to be found in private ownership in the

   village, another is to be seen in the West End Baptist Meeting House in nearby Stevington, a parliament clock clearly marked “William Covington Harrold” and

   we have heard of others being bought or sold.

  

   After about fourteen years in Harrold, William moved in about 1758 to Hitchin in Hertfordshire and eventually to Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. He carried

   on his trade in these places and was succeeded in the business by his son John in the early part of the Nineteenth Century.

  

   The parliament clock was made by William Covington c. 1750 and has stood in the West End Baptist Meeting Church in Stevington for over two and a half

   centuries."Served in Hitchin Militia. Occupation Clockmaker in Hitchin, Hertfordshire 1759. An inventory of William Covington of Hitchin, clockmaker, made on

   2 June 1761 lists clock making equipment, household goods and pigs valued at £40.16s.2d. The renunciation names his widow as Elizabeth.  (Hitchin Militia

   Lists)(Hertford Record Office ref H23/545)(Index of Apprentices Masters 1710-1762)

  

   E-mail received from Stephen Blum in June 2009 as follows: "Just thought you might be interested to know that I have a long case clock (presumably) made by

    William. The clock was bought by my father, shortly after the War (and in case you were wondering why the clock is now in Las Vegas, we moved out here

   some 20 years ago). He wrote to the Wolverton UDC at the time in an attempt to research Wm Covington and received a reply indicating that the Registrar

   showed William's wife to be Mary, not Elizabeth.

  

   The geographical references are also a little awry, although clearly within a certain radius. However, I would have thought that some 300 years ago, William

   and his family would have been unlikely to have moved around the country in the manner that these conflicting pieces of information would suggest.

  

   The letter has been kept with the clock case ever since it's receipt" (sblum@escalante.com)(Last updated: 15/07/2009 13:52:04)

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3185. Born Jul-Aug 1744 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth, Ref: 4100

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3384. Born around 1748 at Bedford. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth, Ref: 4100

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3186. Born Apr-May 1751 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth, Ref: 4100

      PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3148. Born 1756- 1757 at Harrold, Beds. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth, Ref: 4100


   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 2748. Born: Jul 1722 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Mother Ref:

   4056.  Mar: 4 Nov 1751 at Stevington, Beds to Straton, Susannah 4106. Died: Jan 1802 at Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 79.  Christened: 27 Jul 1722 at Turvey.

   A Blacksmith. Buried 27 Jan 1802 at Turvey.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2750. Born Aug-Sep 1755 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Straton, Susannah, Ref: 4106

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2754. Born: May-Jun 1725 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 2749. Mother: Williamott, Judith, Mother

   Ref: 4056.    Christened: 6 Jun 1725 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVENTON. Ref: 3415. Born: around 1702 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3177. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref: 3866.  Mar: 15 Feb

   1723 at London St Dunstan to Searl, Susannah 4071.  (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3358. Born: 3 Nov 1703 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3177. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref: 3866.  Mar: around

   1729 at London to Ann 4077.  Christened: 22 Nov 1703 at London St Giles.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ROGER COVINGTON. Ref: 3267. Born during 1729 at London. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4077

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3359. Born during 1730 at London. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4077

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3368. Born during 1734 at London. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4077

      MARGARET COVINGTON. Ref: 3372. Born during 1739 at London. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4077

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3379. Born: during 1706 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3177. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref: 3866.    Christened: 7

    Jun 1706 at London St Mary.

  

   Old Bailey Court Records show "Reference Number: t17250630-30 David Le Count , and Peter Covington, were indicted for stealing a Kettle, a Pot, a

   Cullender, & c. the Goods of Robert Hough ; and a Gown and Petticoat the Goods of Elizabeth Henly, on the 19th of June .

  

   They were a 2d time indicted for a Trespass, in unlawfully removing and taking away a Copper from the Freehold of Robert Hough. To both which Indictments

   Covington pleaded Guilty. Le Count was found Guilty. Transportation"

  

   Sentenced Aug 1725 & transported from Newgate Prison, London to Maryland, 23 Sept 1725 on the Forward Frigate captained by Daniel Russell. Court ref

   T53 32/319 Sessions of gaol delivery(Last updated: 25/03/2010 14:38:24)

   ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3262. Born: 1709- 1710 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3177. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref: 3866.   Died: Jan 1710

    at London aged 0.  Christened: 12 Mar 1710 at London St Mary. Buried 23 January 1710(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ROGER COVINGTON. Ref: 3259. Born: during 1711 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3177. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref: 3866.  Mar: around

   1734 at Holborn, London to Elizabeth 4088.  Christened: 3 Feb 1711 at London St Mary.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3264. Born during 1735 at Holborn, London. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4088

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3233. Born during 1738 at Holborn, London. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 4088

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3263. Born: during 1713 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3177. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref: 3866.  Mar: 27

   Oct 1736 at Fleet St, London to Perkins, Robert .  Christened: 24 Mar 1713 at London St Mary. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COULTER COVINGTON. Ref: 11249. Born: during 1710 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone,

   Mary, Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: 13 Jul 1731 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Airey, Mary Elizabeth 11250. Died: 1 May 1767 at Queen Anne's Co MD aged 57. 

   See his father's wiil for details of his inheritence. Lots of confusion with the real name of his wife. Some sources show it as Mary Blackistone, although it is

   generally accepted that Mary Blackistone was actually his mother's name.

  

   Married at St Luke's Church, Queen Anne's Co MD. Will  Queen Anne's Co MD, made  Apr 1767, proven 11 May 1767 lists 7 children: Mary, Benjamin,

   Elizabeth, William, Rebeccah, Sarah & Simon. (DeCosta E Covington 1991 pg 183).(Last updated: 15/10/2019 14:20:41)

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11185. Born during 1730 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11500. Born around 1733 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      JOHN COULTER COVINGTON. Ref: 11255. Born during 1734 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref:

      11250

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11506. Born 1735- 1736 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11502. Born around 1737 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      EBENEZER COVINGTON. Ref: 11503. Born around 1739 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11504. Born around 1740 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11507. Born 14 Mar 1742 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      BENJAMIN H COVINGTON. Ref: 11501. Born around 1744 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

      SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 11505. Born around 1744 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth, Ref: 11250

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11328. Born: around 1713 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: around 1735 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Scott, Mary 11329.  See his father's wiil for details of his inheritence.(Last updated:

   11/04/2002 18:24:41)

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 11339. Born: around 1713 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: 8 Jan 1741 at Baltimore MD to Scott, Sophie 11360.  (Last updated: 01/10/2001 19:26:48)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 12203. Born: around 1715 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: around 1737 at Maryland MD to Rowland, Thomas .  (Last updated: 02/01/2002 13:23:21)

   HENRY HAMPTON COVINGTON. Ref: 11330. Born: around 1716 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother:

   Blackistone, Mary, Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: 19 Apr 1738 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Roe, Rachel 11331. Died: 14 Jun 1776 at Queen Anne's Co MD aged

   60.  Became a Reverend. (info from Becky Pyle - becky@ctcn.net - Oct 2003)(Last updated: 11/04/2002 18:24:41)

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11351. Born 14 Oct 1741 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 11356. Born 3 Nov 1743 at Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11352. Born 1 Apr 1746 at Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11359. Born 27 Dec 1750 at Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 11357. Born 22 Nov 1754 at Talbot MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      SOLOMON COVINGTON. Ref: 11355. Born 14 Aug 1758 at Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      ESTHER COVINGTON. Ref: 11358. Born 24 Dec 1760 at Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11353. Born 3 May 1764 at Maryland MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11354. Born 24 May 1766 at Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Ref: 11331

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 12204. Born: around 1718 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: around 1740 at Maryland MD to Thomas, John .  (Last updated: 02/01/2002 13:24:09)


   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11254. Born: around 1720 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: around 1740 at Essex Co VA to Denwood .  Wife was daughter of Levin Denwood.(Last updated: 28/09/2001 11:49:09)


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11251. Born: around 1720 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: during 1742 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Newman, Sarah Elizabeth 11252. 2nd Mar: during 1768 at North Carolina NC to Thomas,

   Rachel 11253. Died: 13 Apr 1789 at Essex Co VA aged 69.  A great deal of confusion exists regarding 3 William Covington's who were around at the same

   time. (refs 11185, 11251, & 19491).

  

   See his father's wiil for details of his inheritence.

  

   Maryland Marriages 1634-1777 by Robert Barnes gives this marriage as William "Covinton" in 1742 in Queen Anne's County. No month or day are included,

   and the compiler makes no mention of these omissions though other marriages prior to 1742 include this information. Subsequent info received suggests

   wedding was in January at St Lukes Church.

  

   As yet, there is no known reference for the marriage of this William to Rachel, so there is no proof of her maiden name as Thomas. Her first name Rachel is

   known by William's will where she is described as his wife.

  

   William patented 140 acres as " Covington's Necessity " in Tully's Neck on the west side of Tuckahoo Creek in Queen Anne's Co., Md. In 1754, Wm. Bought "

   Rachel's Desire ", 37 acres, from Henry and Rachel Covington (his father and step-mother). He traded these tracts to Nathaniel Covington (thought to be his

   brother, ref 11335) for 91 acres of " Hinsely's Plains ", also in Queen Anne's. This he later sold to Mathew & Tilghman in Nov 1756.

  

   His wife, Sarah, joined in these conveyances. MD patent books TI #1, p. 494, BT & BY, p. 583, Queen Anne's Co., MD. Deed books RT #D, pp. 183, 289, RT

   #E, p. 86. First Covington in Anson Co., NC. Had a land grant deeded 25 Jan 1768. For 20 pounds, Wm. Bought from John Long and Mary Blacksmith, 150

   acres on Baggots Branch of Cartiledge Creek, NE side of Pee Dee River, as granted to Abraham Baggot on 5 Dec 1760.

  

   Can be found in the Anson Co. Deed Book H - I, p. 364. This land is now in Richmond Co. Wm was excused from paying Poll Tax in July Court 1788 (

   Richmond Co. ) because he was over 60 years old ( court minutes p. 146 ). Wm. Is reported to be a revolutionary patriot for furnishing supplies to the

   revolutionary army. Buried at Cartiledge Creek Baptist Church.

  

   Some confusion exists as to his children, their mothers & dates/locations of birth.

  

   His wiill dated March 1789, however, gives some clues at least as much as what their names were. It reads: "In the name of God Amen. I, William Covington of

    Richmond County in the State of North Carolina, planter, being very weak in body, but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and

   testament in manner and form following, viz.

   “Imprimis. I give to my daughter Elizabeth my spoon moulds as a legacy.

   “I give to my daughter Sarah Covington one cow and calf as a legacy.

   “I give to my son Nathaniel Covington my wearing apparel as a legacy.

   “I give to my son William Covington my large iron pot as a legacy.

   “I give to my son John Covington one carpenters froe and drawing knife as a legacy, and I give and devise to my said son John his heirs and assigns forever a

   small parcel of land to be laid off from the north side of the land I now live on bounded by Baggots Branch on the north and with a small ditch formerly made by

   said son containing half an acre more or less.

   “I give to my daughter Rachel Covington a feather bed as a legacy.

   “I give to my daughter Pheby Covington a parcel of feathers which she has in her possession as a legacy.

   “I give to my three sons Peter, James and Benjamin Covington one cow & calf each when they come of age, as a legacy.

   “I give the child my wife now goes with one cow and calf as a legacy.

   “I give to my son Asa Covington, his heirs forever all the remainder of my land and plantation whereon I now live containing eighty five acres, more or less,

   allowing my wife Rachel, to hold and enjoy the land and plantation till my said son arrives of age, and her third part thereof during her natural life.

  

   “I give all the remainder of my estate to my wife Rachel. Lastly, I constitute and appoint my said wife and my son John Covington my sole executors of this my

   last will and testament revoking and making void all other will or wills, and holding this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have

   hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of March 1789. William Covington (seal) Signed, sealed, & published in presence of us who are subscribing

   witnesses in presence of the testator and at his request. Hannah Colter (x her mark), John Covington (x his mark) and Thos. Dockery. Proved at October

   Session 1794 by T. Dockery.”(Last updated: 08/06/2020 19:37:06)


      SARA COVINGTON. Ref: 11256. Born around 1740 at Essex Co VA. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth, Ref: 11252

      NATHANIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11281. Born during 1743 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth, Ref:

      11252

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11350. Born during 1753 at Maryland MD. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth, Ref: 11252

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 10778. Born during 1755 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth, Ref: 11252

   NATHANIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11335. Born: around 1721 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

    Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: around 1751 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Mary 11336. Died: 10 Mar 1787 at Queen Anne's Co MD aged 66.  Could be some

   confusion here as not only does he share the same name as his son, but he also alledgedly died on the same date.(Last updated: 11/04/2002 18:24:41)

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11337. Born 17 Nov 1752 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Mary, Ref: 11336

      NATHANIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11338. Born around 1754 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Mary, Ref: 11336

      JAMES RANDALL COVINGTON. Ref: 22329. Born 24 Aug 1880 at Hearne TX. Mother: McDonald, Catherine, Ref: 16340

   BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11332. Born: around 1722 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: during 1740 at Maryland MD to Smith, Elizabeth 11333. Died: 7 Oct 1767 at Queen Anne's Co MD aged 45.  (Last updated:

   11/04/2002 18:24:41)

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11726. Born around 1740 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 11732. Born 5 Apr 1741 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      ANNIE COVINGTON. Ref: 18636. Born around 1742 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11733. Born 20 Aug 1742 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11727. Born around 1744 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11728. Born around 1749 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11729. Born around 1754 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11731. Born around 1755 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

      BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11730. Born around 1755 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11340. Born: during 1724 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11248. Mother: Blackistone, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 11327.  Mar: 27 Nov 1757 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Richardson, William .  Married at St Lukes Church Hill.(Last updated: 11/04/2002 18:24:41)

  GENERATION   Six

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2750. Born: Aug-Sep 1755 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 2748. Mother: Straton, Susannah, Mother

   Ref: 4106.  Mar: 27 Sep 1778 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Paine, William .  Christened: 14 Sep 1755 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 2755. Born: Feb-Mar 1738 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Mary, Father Ref: 2752. Mother: Covington, Mary, Mother

    Ref: 2752.    Christened: 26 Mar 1738 at Turvey. Mother's name Mary(2752), Father believed to be Thomas King.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3264. Born: during 1735 at Holborn, London. Father: Covington, Roger, Father Ref: 3259. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4088.  

    Christened: 22 Oct 1735 at Holborn St Andrw. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3233. Born: during 1738 at Holborn, London. Father: Covington, Roger, Father Ref: 3259. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4088.  

    Christened: 14 Jun 1738 at Holborn St Andrw. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   ROGER COVINGTON. Ref: 3267. Born: during 1729 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3358. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4077.  Mar: 14 Oct

   1749 at Rules of The Fleet, London to King, Elizabeth 4134.  Christened: 22 Jun 1729 at London St Seplch.

  

   Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" - a book detailing the crime fro which Gyles Freeman Covington

   was eventually hung for committing writes:

  

   "was the first of the London-based Covington family to move to Abingdon, and must have done so soon after his marriage, to Elizabeth whose surname is

   unknown. [Yet, could she perhaps have been a Freeman? This information is not in the book, but the few references to Freeman in the St Helen's Church,

   Abingdon’s records are tantalising. Elizabeth, the d. of Margaret (? - 1761) and Giles (? – 1762, b. Culham), was c. on 11 May 1707. Both the names Giles

   and Freeman (and Elizabeth), and the Culham connection are persuasive.]

   The Borough of Abingdon’s Minutes (Borough of Abingdon Minutes) of 21 May 1773 show that Roger Covington, taylor, received a loan of £10, with Bryant

   Spokes (breeches maker) and John Brewer (staymaker) as his sureties. He paid back the first instalment of £2 in 1776, and had paid the whole loan off by

   1784 (Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts).

  

   At some point between 1768 (when the property was in the occupancy of someone else) and 1775, the Covington family lived on the east side of Butcher Row,

    Borough of Abingdon Minutes 24 Mar 1775 showing that Roger had formerly resided there. He had returned by 1783, Borough of Abingdon Minutes 1 Jan

   1783 showing him to be in occupation of “a messuage or tenement and shop with the appurtenances in the Butcherow on the east side” – which he still

   occupied at his death in 1798.

  

   In 1780 Roger was elected to the prestigious post of Bellman (Borough of Abingdon Minutes 21 Jun 1780), taking the place of the widow Elizabeth Couling,

   “who is taken into hospital”. The role of Bellman was a responsible and varied one. The duties were listed in full when Richard Gilkes (Giles’ brother-in-law)

   assumed the post in September 1798. The 17 responsibilities, most remunerated on a case by case basis, included attending the Mayor at church on

   Sundays and other public events; attending the Borough Court; attending the Quarter Sessions; making public proclamations in the town and beyond, “to turn

   all vagrants out of town, and see they do not return”; to clean and light the corporation lights; to undertake a nightly watch, with an able bodied man; to clean the

   Corporation’s knives and forks; to clean and oil the fire engine; to clean and care for the Market House; to sweep the Bury every Tuesday morning round the

   Market House, and “to see that the scavenger do take the filth away”.

  

   When Roger was elected he signed a declaration agreeing “not to keep a common alehouse or sell ale, beer or any other strong liquor”, and was issued with a

    special coat, hat, and badge. Indeed, he made the coat himself, for which he was paid 4s (Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts). The nature of this uniform is

   revealed in Borough of Abingdon Minutes 13 Jun 1783, when he was issued with “a new laced hat, a new cloke, and new coat, waistcoat, breeches and

   stockings of blue colour as formerly.”

  

   From 1780 (Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts) he was paid a salary of £6 as Bellman, plus the £2 formerly paid to Couling, with an additional £1 10s “for

   turning vagrants out of town” and £7 10s for himself “and one able bodied man to assist him in the nightly watch one year and a half.” In addition through the

   1780s he received regular payments of 9s “for grinding knives”, 12s “for cleaning and oyling an engine” (for use against fires), £1 10s “for cleaning and lighting

    lamps”, and 6s “for cleaning knives and forks”. In Borough of Abingdon Minutes 1 Dec 1786 he was issued with a nine gallon bushel, in order to settle any

   disputes over measures of grain, the Corporation authorising him to receive 4d from the party proved to be in the wrong. The Bellman’s duties also included

   procuring various quantities (“assizes”, in the sense of ‘assessed’ quantities?) of bread every year (conveniently distributed by his oldest son, Edward), and

   payments for arranging bonfires.

  

   In March 1789 it was a bonfire with a difference. George III was a popular monarch, but subject to sudden and unpredictable bouts of mental illness. So JOJ

   was pleased to record on 14/3/1789 “the happy restoration of his Majesty’s health … and resumption of his royal authority”. It was the cue for celebrations on a

   national scale, and in Abingdon the event was marked “by the ringing of bells, bonfires and a general illumination, with many curious emblematical devices and

    every demonstration of zealous attachment.” Beer was distributed to the populace, and “that most false and execrable libel on Majesty, of Saturday last, in the

   Morning Herald, was consigned to be burnt publicly by the Common Cryer in the Marker Place.” The Cryer in question would have been Roger Covington,

   because another important role of the Bellman was to announce to a largely illiterate populace any new laws, borough regulations or other items of public

   interest. Hence, the various references in Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts to “drawing cry and fair copy” expounding on such matters as “keeping the

   Sabbath” (1785), the “suppression of counterfeit halfpence” (1790), and “keeping dogs indoors“ and ”destroying mad dogs” (1791).

  

   Even with these seemingly endless calls on the Bellman’s time, day and night, he still managed to keep his needle busy, and was paid 10s in 1785 to replace


   his own “cloaths“ or uniform (Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts). Roger Covington therefore obviously truly was the “industrious honest man” RMOG 10 Jan

   1791 called him. But even he was not without a streak of mischief. As “Hall-keeper of the County Court, Abingdon”, he was forced to make a public apology to

   twelve members of a jury (including the victualler and fellow tailor, John Giles) whom he had locked up “for the space of two hours after they had agreed on their

    verdict, and also did ridicule and laugh at said jury under their confinement”. (JOJ 19 Oct 1782).

  

   At the time of Roger’s death in 1798 (b. Culham 11 Sep 1798), the Covington family collectively owned numerous properties, including something called “the

   toll of the market”, a privilege presumably deriving from his role as Bellman (D/EP7 166). Why he chose to be buried in Culham, rather than St Helens, where

   he had worshipped, is not clear.

  

   If Roger hoped that moving to Abingdon would ensure an honest upbringing for his family, he was only partially right. His first three sons, Edward (1755 –

   1805), John (1757 - 1795?), and Thomas (1762 – 1838?) did well for themselves. His youngest son, Giles (1767 – 1791), of course, did not.

  

   By the time Giles Freeman, his youngest son, was c. on 12 Apr 1767, Roger seems to have achieved his freedom, although no record exists, and if so this no

   doubt influenced the choice of Giles’ middle name. Certainly the next year Roger was included for the first time amongst the 250 people eligible to vote in the

   election of that year (Gough Berks 3, fol. 27). This is the earliest reference to him being a tailor, and it is worth noting in passing that his political allegiances

   differed at that time from those of the father of his future daughter-in-law. Ballots were public affairs in those days, and whereas the glazier Thomas Gilkes

   voted for Nathaniel Bayley, Covington plumped for John Molton, the narrow winner."

  

   Subsequent to above a record of marriage in the Fleet Prison & Rules Of Fleet, London show Roger marrying Elizabeth King on 14 Oct 1749 which fits with a

   lot of other info.(Last updated: 04/06/2004 14:51:51)

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 14200. Born Jan-Jun 1755 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: King, Elizabeth, Ref: 4134

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3265. Born 1 Nov 1757 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: King, Elizabeth, Ref: 4134

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 14205. Born Nov 1762 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: King, Elizabeth, Ref: 4134

      GYLES FREEMAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2736. Born 1767- 1768 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: King, Elizabeth, Ref: 4134

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3359. Born: during 1730 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3358. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4077.  Mar: 30 May

   1757 at Holborn, London to Bamber, Mary 4118. Died: 20 Feb 1791 at Clerkenwell, London aged 60.  Christened: 22 Nov 1730 at London St Giles. Baptized

   at St Giles, Cripplegate, London. Married at St George the Martyr, Holborn.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3045. Born during 1758 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3081. Born during 1759 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3380. Born 1761- 1762 at Holborn, London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3046. Born during 1765 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3043. Born 1 May 1767 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      THOMAS WOODWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3341. Born during 1769 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      SARAH ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 3382. Born during 1771 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3047. Born during 1772 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

      WILLIAM COVENTON. Ref: 3383. Born during 1774 at London. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Ref: 4118

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3368. Born: during 1734 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3358. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4077.    Christened: 24

   Nov 1734 at London St Kathrn. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   MARGARET COVINGTON. Ref: 3372. Born: during 1739 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3358. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4077.   

   Christened: 27 Sep 1739 at London St Botlph. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3185. Born: Jul-Aug 1744 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3378. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 4100.  Mar: 7 Jul 1768 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Wooding, John .  Christened: 12 Aug 1744 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3384. Born: around 1748 at Bedford. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3378. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4100.  Mar: 20 Apr 1772 at Wooton by Bedford, Beds to Kingston, Mary 4147. 2nd Mar: 23 Sep 1788 at Stony Stratford, Bucks to Kingston, Charlotte 20596.

    Christened: 16 Aug 1747 at Turvey. A Clockmaker, following in his father's footsteps.

  

   E-mail received from Stephen Blum, Las Vegas in June 2009 as follows:

   "Just thought you might be interested to know that I have a long case clock (presumably) made by William. The clock was bought by my father, shortly after the

   War (and in case you were wondering why the clock is now in Las Vegas, we moved out here some 20 years ago). He wrote to the Wolverton UDC at the time

   in an attempt to research Wm Covington and received a reply indicating that the Registrar showed William's wife to be Mary.

  

   The geographical references are a little awry, although clearly within a certain radius. However, I would have thought that some 300 years ago, William and his

   family would have been unlikely to have moved around the country in the manner that these conflicting pieces of information would suggest.

  

   The letter has been kept with the clock case ever since it's receipt" (sblum@escalante.com)(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM KINGSTON COVINGTON. Ref: 20597. Born Jan 1773 at Stony Stratford, Buc. Mother: Kingston, Mary, Ref: 4147

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 21131. Born Jan-Feb 1775 at Stony Stratford, Buc. Mother: Kingston, Mary, Ref: 4147

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 21132. Born Jun-Jul 1778 at Stony Stratford, Buc. Mother: Kingston, Mary, Ref: 4147

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3186. Born: Apr-May 1751 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3378. Mother: Killingsworth,

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4100.  Mar: 12 Nov 1770 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Eaton, William .  Christened: 11 May 1751 at Turvey. Had a daughter Rebecca

   Eaton, who went on to marry Richard Ayres, they then had a son Thomas Ayres who was to be Great Great Grandfather of Anna O'Keeffe, living in 2002 in

   Wellington, New Zealand.(Last updated: 18/01/2002 16:27:30)

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3148. Born: 1756- 1757 at Harrold, Beds. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3378. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth, Mother

   Ref: 4100.  Mar: 11 May 1778 at Lavendon, Bucks to Crouch, Anne 4151. 2nd Mar: 28 Jul 1783 at Lavendon, Bucks to Reade, Jemima 4901. Died: Apr 1813

    at Lavendon, Bucks aged 56.  Christened: 12 Dec 1756 at Harrold.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3101. Born during 1779 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Crouch, Anne, Ref: 4151

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3149. Born during 1780 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Crouch, Anne, Ref: 4151

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3189. Born during 1782 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Crouch, Anne, Ref: 4151

      PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 775. Born 1783- 1784 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901

      CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 3152. Born during 1789 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901

      JOEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3150. Born 1790- 1791 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901

      MARY ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3153. Born 1790- 1791 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3151. Born 1792- 1793 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901

      JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 643. Born 1794- 1795 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3154. Born during 1798 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3155. Born 1799- 1800 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Ref: 4901


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11185. Born: during 1730 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.  Mar: 26 Jul 1750 at Anson Co NC to Wall, Mary 11186.  A great deal of confusion exists regarding 3 William Covington's who

   were around at the same time. (refs 11185, 11251, & 19491). Correspondence received from Irene Webb Dorsey, Seabrook Island, SC in May 2012 implies

   that this William is indeed son of John C, but is not the William (ref 19491) who became an Adjutant General to Gen George Washington.

  

   She wrote "I believe a woman named Eleanor Pratt Covington McSwain initially was the source of this error. Mrs Elizabeth Covington, a lifetime member of

   Cartledge told me that Ms. McSwain "made a lot of errors", and that is certainly true in my case.  She married my 7 greats grandfather John Webb to Patty

   Covington, who was acutually married to his son, John  Turner Webb.  Mrs. McSwain wrote a book called "My Folk, the first 300 years."

   (renedee42@aol.com)(Last updated: 08/07/2012 14:07:03)

      BENJAMIN H COVINGTON. Ref: 11183. Born 1748- 1749 at Anson NC. Mother: Wall, Mary, Ref: 11186

      KEZIAH COVINGTON. Ref: 12500. Born around 1750 at Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary, Ref: 11186

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11262. Born during 1753 at Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary, Ref: 11186

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 11261. Born during 1754 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Mary, Ref: 11186

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11263. Born during 1754 at Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary, Ref: 11186

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11432. Born 24 May 1757 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Mary, Ref: 11186

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 11266. Born around 1758 at Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary, Ref: 11186

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11500. Born: around 1733 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.   Died: 26 Nov 1799 at North Carolina NC aged 66.  (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:45:20)


   JOHN COULTER COVINGTON. Ref: 11255. Born: during 1734 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey,

   Mary Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.  Mar: 8 Oct 1758 at Centreville MD to Dockery, Hannah 11345. 2nd Mar: 26 Jul 1770 at North Carolina NC to Wall, Nancy

   Love 11437. Died: Jan 1809 at Rockingham NC aged 75.  Married at St Paul's Church, Centreville MD. In 1785 he was identified heir-at-law to his younger

   brother William (ref 11185) (Clark, North Carolina state records v. 16, p. 1027, NC Bounty Land Grants, Sumner N. C. (now Tenn.) Survey file 781, warrant

   1828, in NC land office, NC.

  

   According to his will dated 1803 he was "killed by fighting the Indians" (Elbert E. Covington (1980), "Covington and Kin," (McDowell Publ.) - however this is

   unlikely to be a true statement as he didn't die until 1809 and a transcript of his will dated Jan 1809, Richmond Co NC is as follows:

  

   "Will of John Covington Sr.: will book 1 page 134 Jan 1809 Richmond Co. NC

  

   Item, my will and desire is that my negro man, Moses should be sold to the highest bidder and the money arising from the sale should be equally divided

   between my three daughters, namely: Hannah Covington, Molly Thomas and Sally McDowell.

  

   Item, I give and bequeath to my son, John Covington a tract of land adjoining Henry Covington's then down the south fork to the mouth of a small branch

   betwwen the Bell field and the fresh field then up the said branch to the head then with a direct course to the beginning line. Also one negro woman named

   Tamar.

  

   And my will and desire is that my son John Covington shall have Tamar's three children namely: Lucy, Rachel and Isabell, together with all other increase if any

   there should be in order the family with all negroes should not be separted provided that he would pay to the different legatees, that is to say, pay to the

   children of my last and present wife, Nancy, their proportionable share of whatever sum of money my executors hereafter named should think Tamar's children

   to be worth and in order to make the value of ther difference equal and if my son John Covington should think proper not to do so, I wish my Executors to sell all

    the children Tamar now has or will have until my death to the highest bidder among the children of my last and present wife, Nancy Covington, and not to sell

   them out of the family of children of my last wife and my will and desire is that my Execturos hereafter named should have full power to make such and all

   contracts as they may think proper in the management of all my affairs.

  

   Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth Cole one negro woman named Lucy to her and her heirs forever, also one cow and one calf.

  

   Item I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin a tract of land lying on the south fork adjoing Ed Williams and also adjoining John Covington's line described,

   also one negro boy named Sam.

  

   Item, I give and bequeath to my son William Covington one negro boy Jesse.

  

   Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Ann Thomas, one negro boy named Charles and one feather bed and furniture, also one cow and one calf.

  

   Item, I lend to my daughter, Rebecca Smith one negro girl named Betty during her natural life any there should be between all the children of her body lawfully

   begotten, also one feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf.

  

   Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Henry Covington one negro boy named Bob.

  

   Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Covington, one negro boy named George, also one horse, saddle and bridle."(Last updated: 08/07/2012

   14:07:03)

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11267. Born around 1759 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah, Ref: 11345

      MATTHEW POYTHRESS COVINGTON. Ref: 11433. Born 24 Jan 1760 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah,

      Ref: 11345

      HANNAH COVINGTON. Ref: 15126. Born 1764- 1765 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Dockery, Hannah, Ref: 11345


      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11435. Born during 1766 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah, Ref: 11345

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 11436. Born during 1766 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah, Ref: 11345

      JOHN WALL COVINGTON. Ref: 11492. Born around 1772 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11499. Born 26 Apr 1773 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11493. Born during 1773 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      BENJAMIN COULTER COVINGTON. Ref: 11494. Born 7 Feb 1775 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      WILLIAM WALL COVINGTON. Ref: 5745. Born 16 Jan 1777 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      HENRY LAWSON COVINGTON. Ref: 11495. Born 1780- 1781 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11491. Born around 1782 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11490. Born during 1783 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11496. Born during 1786 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11488. Born around 1788 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437

      THOMAS B COVINGTON. Ref: 11497. Born during 1790 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Ref: 11437


   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11506. Born: 1735- 1736 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.  Mar: during 1760 at Queen Anne's Co MD to Sands, Elizabeth 11508. Died: around 1805 at Bennettsville NC aged 69.  Henry

   Covington served in the Revolutionary War in Cadswell 3rd South Carolina Troops as a private in the 5th Company from Feb. 21 1779 to Feb. 21, 1780.

   According to the Roster of Soldiers of S.C. at Fort Sullivan S.C. microfilm #853 roll 16. (WD Bostick Aug 2001).

  

   In Maryland, Henry inherited part of a plantation called "Providence" but sold it in 1767 and migrated to North Carolina, where he bought land in Anson County,

   east of the Pee Dee River. His estate settlement, recorded in Richmond County, N.C, Deed Book G., p. 236, indicated he owned about 1,000 acres in North

   Carolina at the time of his death.  (Pioneers, planters and preachers : Gathings, Covington, Sanford, Murphy, Compere and related lines by Lee Jones and

   Cinda Sue Gathings Jones in 2011)

  

   Henry Covington was the first Covington of record to purchase land in Anson County, North Carolina:

   “This indenture, made the Eighteenth day of December in the year One thousand seven hund & Sixty seven Between Lawrence Obryend & his wife Francis

   Obryend of the Province of North Carolina & of Anson County Labours of the one part & Henry Coventon of the County & Province aforesaid of the other part

   Yeoman witnesseth that the said Larence Obryend for and in consideration of the sum of fourty pounds Procklamation Money to him in hand paid by the sd

   Henry Coventon … have bargained sold aliened enfeoffed & confirmed … unto the sd Henry Covington … all that tract or parcel of land situate in the County

   aforesaid beginning at a red oak Edmond Cartledges upper corner of the upper branches of the sd Fork of Cartledges Creek … containing one hundred

   acres of land as appears by his Majestys Letter Patent bearing date ninth day of March 1754 granted to William Perry Esq. & conveyed by the sd William

   Terry [sic] Esqr. To the said Lawrence Obryend by Deed bearing date 8th day of September 1755 … in witness whereof the sd Larrence Obryend & wife to

   these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands & affixed their seals the day and year first above written.Sealed and delivered in the presence of

    Lawrence Obryen, John Crawford Frances X,  Obryen Nelson X Kelly North Carolina.

  

   Over the next few years Henry was a regular member of juries  and continued to buy up vast amounts of land throughout Anson Co.

  

   He is reported to have moved to Marlboro County, South Carolina, and to have died in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1805.

  

   Info from Lou Poole Covington's book states "The following record says that Henry Covington did leave a will, but since he was resid-ing in Marlboro County

   when he died, and Marlboro County records have nearly all been lost, we are very fortunate to find the following among Richmond County records. We have

   proved that William Wall Covington (below) married Mary (Polly) Covington, and the following record proves that she was the daughter, and heir, of the above

   Henry Covington."

  

   “From the Heirs of Henry Covington to Saml Covington. This indenture made this the 26th day of April and in the Year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and five –

   between John Covington of the state of Georgia Washington County William Easterling & his wife Elizabeth Easterling – Turner Webb and his wife Patty

   Webb Henry Covington William Covington & his wife Polly Covington Mastin D. Crawford and his wife Charlotte Crawford of the State of North Carolina

   Richmond of the one part and Samuel Covington of the State and County a foresaid of the other part all Heirs of the Estate of the late Henry Covington Senr.

   Deced. Witnesseth that the above mentioned Heirs have relinquished all claims, or demands for them selves & Heirs for ever unto the said Samuel Covington

   to a certain parcel of Land which Land was held on possession by the Sd. Henry Covington Deceasd in his life time it being all the Land that he the Said

   Deceased possessed Joining his own House plantation supposing by Testamation to contain about eight hundred Acres with an exception of two Hundred

   acres which was by Deed conveyed by the above mentioned Heirs to Henry Covington Junr, it being Land which was verbally given to the said Henry

   Covington Junr by Father in his life time also with an exception of One Hundred Acres including the House and orchards belonging to the land which was by the

    said deceased given to his wife Elizabeth Covington in his life time She having the full possession of every appurtenances there unto during her natural life

   and after her death to be conveyed by the above Heirs to the proper use of the Said Samuel Covington the said land with every appurtenances for and in

   consideration for the sum of One Thousand Dollars five Hundred to be paid by the sealing of these presents and the other to be paid at the Death of Elizabeth

   Covington we the above mentioned do by these presents bargain sell alien and confirm to the said Saml. Covington all claims or rights whatsoever, which lays

   in us or our Heirs, as Heirs of this Estate of the said Deceased and here by these presents and have totally relinquish all claims that lays in us Heirs of the sd

   Estate unto the Said Samuel Covington his heirs, forever in witness where of we have here unto set our hands and Seals the Day and date first above

   mentioned.

  

   Signed Sealed and delivered } John Covington {seal}. In the presence of } William Easterling {seal}, William Leaton} } Elizabeth X her mark Easterling {seal},

   Test. Wm. Cotter} } John Turner Webb {seal}, John Crawfd } Patty X her mark Webb {seal}, William Leatos } Henry Covington {seal}, William Covington {seal},

   Polly x her mark Covington {seal}, Mastin D. Crawford {seal}, Charlotte Crawford {seal}


   North Carolina } December Session 1805 Richmond County } Then the within Deed was proven By the oath of William Leaton & Ordered to be Registered Eli

   Terry, Clk"(Last updated: 07/06/2020 20:29:27)

      SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11510. Born around 1760 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth, Ref: 11508

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 11509. Born around 1761 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth, Ref: 11508

      ELIZABETH SANDS COVINGTON. Ref: 11515. Born 12 Jan 1765 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth, Ref:

      11508

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11511. Born around 1765 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth, Ref: 11508

      CHARLOTTE COVINGTON. Ref: 16204. Born around 1766 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth, Ref: 11508

      PATTY COVINGTON. Ref: 11512. Born around 1767 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth, Ref: 11508

      MARY SMITH COVINGTON. Ref: 11334. Born 9 Jan 1778 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth, Ref: 11333

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11502. Born: around 1737 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.   Died: during 1789 at U.S.A. aged 52.  (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:48:11)

   EBENEZER COVINGTON. Ref: 11503. Born: around 1739 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.    (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:49:23)

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11504. Born: around 1740 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.   Died: 24 Aug 1802 at Maryland MD aged 62.  (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:50:20)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11507. Born: 14 Mar 1742 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.   Died: 11 Jul 1820 at U.S.A. aged 78.  (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:52:47)

   BENJAMIN H COVINGTON. Ref: 11501. Born: around 1744 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey,

   Mary Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.   Died: during 1814 at Kentucky KY aged 70.  Could be the same Benjamin mentioned in following piece about: "Thomas

   Everett (1742-1837), husband of Elizabeth Covington (11264), was in Anson County by 1775, his first militia service. He seems not to have been a landowner

   there until March 1779 when he bought from Benjamin and Fanny Covington 325 acres on Jones Creek, witnessed by William Hunter and Henry Covington. In

   1784 Thomas traded this tract to Matthew Covington in return for 271 acres on Peters Branch of Cartledges Creeek, withnessed by John Covington and

   William Hunter". (Anson Co., N.C., Deed Book 7, p. 107: Richmond Co, N.C., Deed Book C, p. 300)(Last updated: 26/02/2009 19:00:15)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 11505. Born: around 1744 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11249. Mother: Airey, Mary

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11250.  Mar: around 1788 at Maryland MD to Bennett, Elizabeth 15903. Died: during 1828 at Anson NC aged 84.  (Elbert Eskel

   Covington website).

  

   Granted a tract of 200 acres in Anson County, North Carolina on March 27, 1780 as recorded in Richmond County Book A, p. 38, Grant No. 337 on the Cattail

   Branch, the waters of Gum Swamp, etc. by his Excellency, Richard Caswell.

  

   He is mentioned as deceased by Neville Bennett in his will before he died August 14, 1820 where Simon's daughters Elizabeth and Mary are bequeathed to.

   (7 Dec 2018 William Foster Jr edited the Biography for Simon Covington on WikiTree)(Last updated: 18/08/2009 12:43:42)

      WILLIAM M COVINGTON. Ref: 15273. Born 31 Oct 1789 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth, Ref: 15903

      ELIJAH C COVINGTON. Ref: 15266. Born 23 May 1794 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth, Ref: 15903

   SARA COVINGTON. Ref: 11256. Born: around 1740 at Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11251. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11252.  Mar: around 1770 at U.S.A. to Richardson .  (Last updated: 28/09/2001 11:52:01)


   NATHANIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11281. Born: during 1743 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11251. Mother: Newman, Sarah

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11252.  Mar: around 1765 at Marlboro Co SC to Roe, Martha 11347. Died: around 1795 at Marlboro Co SC aged 52.  Wife's name

   shown as Martha Ussery at time of marriage. (www.hammfamily.com)(Last updated: 07/04/2009 14:47:24)

      SALATHIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11315. Born around 1769 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11316. Born around 1770 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11380. Born around 1771 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      ELIJAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11317. Born around 1773 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      JOHN L COVINGTON. Ref: 11321. Born during 1775 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      SAMUEL S COVINGTON. Ref: 11319. Born during 1776 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      ASA COVINGTON. Ref: 11323. Born around 1781 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 16134. Born around 1782 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      RUBY COVINGTON. Ref: 11322. Born around 1783 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

      BEXLEY N COVINGTON. Ref: 11325. Born during 1790 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Roe, Martha, Ref: 11347

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11350. Born: during 1753 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11251. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11252.  Mar: around 1774 at Marlboro Co SC to Polly, Mary 17825. Died: 1 Jul 1816 at Lincoln Co GA aged 63.  A Private and then a Lieutenant

   in the Revolutionary War (info from Harvey & Sara Causey)(Last updated: 16/07/2010 07:07:30)

      MILLY COVINGTON. Ref: 13038. Born around 1775 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      JOHN V COVINGTON. Ref: 10784. Born during 1775 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11265. Born around 1776 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 12213. Born 14 Dec 1777 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      THOMAS P COVINGTON. Ref: 12214. Born around 1781 at Amelia Co VA. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 12216. Born during 1788 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 12217. Born around 1789 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      ALLEY COVINGTON. Ref: 12215. Born during 1791 at Georgia GA. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 11134. Born during 1795 at Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      NEWBELL COVINGTON. Ref: 12218. Born around 1795 at Georgia GA. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825

      MARSHALL COVINGTON. Ref: 12219. Born 4 Jul 1800 at Americus GA. Mother: Polly, Mary, Ref: 17825


   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 10778. Born: during 1755 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11251. Mother: Newman, Sarah

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11252.  Mar: around 1786 at Rutherford Co NC to Burnette, Susannah 10792. Died: during 1809 at Franklin Co GA aged 54.  In 1801

   he purchased land on Brushy Creek of the First Broad River near his brother William. Thomas was on the 1782 composite roll of Sandy Run Baptist Church,

   Mooresboro, NC. Barbara Dixon Hurst says he and his family moved to Franklin Co., GA in the late 1780s. Land records and the rolls of the Sandy Run

   Baptist Church would indicate he did not make this move until 1803-1805. Some of his family probably stayed in NC. The Thomas Covington family is

   apparently the only Covington (Coventon) family at the Sandy Run Church.

  

   There are research sources who suggest that his parents were William (ref 10775) & Mary Walker. Birth dates tie up with the rest of their children in the

   Rutherford NC area, but as yet it is not possible to catagorically confirm or deny this view.(Last updated: 15/04/2010 15:09:02)

      RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 10786. Born during 1780 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

      SUSANNAH P COVINGTON. Ref: 10783. Born during 1780 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 10785. Born 1780- 1787 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 10787. Born around 1788 at Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

      CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 10788. Born around 1789 at Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 10789. Born around 1791 at Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 10790. Born around 1793 at Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 10791. Born around 1796 at Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Ref: 10792

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11351. Born: 14 Oct 1741 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel,

   Mother Ref: 11331.    (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:22:34)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 11356. Born: 3 Nov 1743 at Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Mother Ref:

   11331.    (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:26:30)

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11352. Born: 1 Apr 1746 at Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Mother

   Ref: 11331.    (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:23:06)

   RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11359. Born: 27 Dec 1750 at Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Mother

   Ref: 11331.    (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:28:01)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 11357. Born: 22 Nov 1754 at Talbot MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Mother

   Ref: 11331.  Mar: around 1776 at Stepney MD to Radcliff, Sarah 12884. Died: during 1812 at Champaign Co OH aged 58.  (info from Becky Pyle -

   becky@ctcn.net - Oct 2003). Served in the 5th Battalion as an Ensign. Listed as a juror in 1783 & 1785 in St Paul's Parish MD. By 1804 he was listed in a

   Hamilton Co OH deed. He appeared in the 1810 Champaign Co OH tax list.(Last updated: 10/05/2010 07:34:28)

      SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11145. Born around 1782 at Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Ref: 12884

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 12885. Born 11 Mar 1785 at Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Ref: 12884

      ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 17278. Born around 1793 at Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Ref: 12884

      ELI COVINGTON. Ref: 12886. Born 1 Oct 1796 at Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Ref: 12884

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 12887. Born around 1801 at Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Ref: 12884

      RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 17279. Born around 1802 at Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Ref: 12884

   SOLOMON COVINGTON. Ref: 11355. Born: 14 Aug 1758 at Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel,

   Mother Ref: 11331.    (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:25:52)

   ESTHER COVINGTON. Ref: 11358. Born: 24 Dec 1760 at Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Mother

   Ref: 11331.    (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:27:33)


   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11353. Born: 3 May 1764 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Mother

   Ref: 11331.   Died: 1 Jul 1795 at Worcester Co MD aged 31.  (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:23:34)

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11354. Born: 24 May 1766 at Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton, Father Ref: 11330. Mother: Roe, Rachel, Mother

   Ref: 11331.   Died: 13 Nov 1857 at Anne Arundel MD aged 91.  (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:24:31)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11726. Born: around 1740 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith,

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11333.    (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:37:03)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 11732. Born: 5 Apr 1741 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11333.    (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:39:51)

   ANNIE COVINGTON. Ref: 18636. Born: around 1742 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11333.    (Last updated: 22/09/2010 15:41:59)

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11733. Born: 20 Aug 1742 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11333.   Died: 7 Jul 1805 at Queen Anne's Co MD aged 62.  (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:40:16)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11727. Born: around 1744 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11333.    (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:37:28)

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11728. Born: around 1749 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11333.    (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:37:48)

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11729. Born: around 1754 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith,

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11333.    (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:38:13)

   BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11730. Born: around 1755 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith,

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11333.   Died: 27 Aug 1811 at Queen Anne's Co MD aged 56.  (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:38:34)

   RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11731. Born: around 1755 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin, Father Ref: 11332. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11333.    (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:39:17)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11337. Born: 17 Nov 1752 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11335. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref:

   11336.   Died: 22 Oct 1811 at U.S.A. aged 58.  (Last updated: 29/09/2001 13:29:07)

   NATHANIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11338. Born: around 1754 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11335. Mother: Mary, Mother

   Ref: 11336.  Mar: around 1778 at Maryland MD to Elizabeth 21660. Died: 10 Mar 1787 at Maryland MD aged 33.  Could be some confusion here as not only

   does he share the same name as his father, but he also died on the same date.(Last updated: 18/08/2009 15:46:10)

      ELI COVINGTON. Ref: 15927. Born during 1780 at Maryland MD. Mother: Elizabeth, Ref: 21660

   JAMES RANDALL COVINGTON. Ref: 22329. Born: 24 Aug 1880 at Hearne TX. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11335. Mother: McDonald,

   Catherine, Mother Ref: 16340.  Mar: 27 Dec 1914 at Robertson TX to Crenan, Mary J 22330. Died: 19 Feb 1950 at Cameron TX aged 69.  (Last updated:

   31/10/2019 14:22:01)

      MARY ELLEN COVINGTON. Ref: 22331. Born 5 Aug 1918 at Hearme TX. Mother: Crenan, Mary J, Ref: 22330

      CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 22332. Born 4 Oct 1920 at Hearme TX. Mother: Crenan, Mary J, Ref: 22330

      JAMES RANDALL COVINGTON. Ref: 6717. Born 29 Dec 1921 at Houston TX. Mother: Crenan, Mary J, Ref: 22330


  GENERATION   Seven

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3101. Born: during 1779 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Crouch, Anne, Mother Ref:

   4151.  Mar: 4 Jun 1800 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Pearson, Elizabeth 4190. 2nd Mar: 18 Aug 1815 at Turvey, Bedfordshire to Green, Sarah 5240.  

   Christened: 16 May 1779 at Lavendon. Blacksmith c.1851.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3102. Born Jul 1801 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 865. Born Dec 1802 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3504. Born Jan 1804 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3100. Born Mar-Apr 1806 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3103. Born Sep-Oct 1807 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3104. Born Apr-May 1809 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3105. Born Jan-Feb 1811 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3333. Born Oct 1813 at Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

      JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 3106. Born during 1815 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth, Ref: 4190

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3149. Born: during 1780 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Crouch, Anne, Mother Ref:

   4151.  Mar: 24 Oct 1803 at Harrold, Bedford to Coughton, Thomas .  Christened: 25 Dec 1780 at Lavendon. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3189. Born: during 1782 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Crouch, Anne, Mother Ref:

   4151.    Christened: 26 May 1782 at Lavendon. Blacksmith at Carlton in 1851(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 775. Born: 1783- 1784 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother Ref:

   4901.  Mar: 25 Feb 1806 at Lavendon, Bucks to Parriss, Anne 4207. Died: Oct-Dec 1840 at Newport Pagnell, Bucks aged 56.  Christened: 25 Oct 1784 at

   Lavendon. Occupation - Blacksmith(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3191. Born 12 Jun 1806 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2898. Born 3 Jul 1808 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2901. Born 23 Jun 1810 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      JOSEPH PARRISS COVINGTON. Ref: 661. Born 24 May 1812 at Ravenstone, Leics. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      WILLIAM NICHOLLS COVINGTON. Ref: 995. Born 18 May 1814 at Ravenstone, Leics. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2902. Born 23 Jun 1816 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 374. Born 6 Nov 1818 at Ravenstone, Leics. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      JOEL COVINGTON. Ref: 2896. Born 21 Jan 1821 at Ravenstone, Leics. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 581. Born 21 Feb 1822 at Ravenstone, Leics. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      FREDERICK COVINGTON. Ref: 328. Born 16 Jun 1824 at Milton Ernest, Beds. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

      CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 2903. Born 14 Apr 1828 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Parriss, Anne, Ref: 4207

   CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 3152. Born: during 1789 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother

   Ref: 4901.  Mar: 25 Jun 1811 at Olney, Bucks to Butcher, James .  Christened: 23 Oct 1789 at Lavendon. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3150. Born: 1790- 1791 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother Ref:

   4901.   Died: Jan 1791 at Lavendon, Bucks aged 0.  Christened: 11 Jan 1791 at Lavendon. Buried 16 January 1791(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3153. Born: 1790- 1791 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother

   Ref: 4901.   Died: Nov 1791 at Lavendon, Bucks aged 0.  Christened: 25 Oct 1791 at Lavendon. Buried 14 November 1791(Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3151. Born: 1792- 1793 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother Ref:

   4901.   Died: Jun 1793 at Lavendon, Bucks aged 0.  Christened: 13 Jun 1793 at Lavendon. Buried 17 June 1793(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 643. Born: 1794- 1795 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother Ref:

   4901.  Mar: May 1816 at Newport Pagnell, Bucks to Burr, Rebecca 4228. Died: Apr-Jun 1878 at Newport Pagnell, Bucks aged 83.  Christened: 25 May 1795

   at Lavendon. In 1841 Census living at Castle Lavendon, Newport Pagnell. Blacksmith in 1851(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 923. Born 1817- 1818 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Burr, Rebecca, Ref: 4228

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 579. Born 3 Apr 1821 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Burr, Rebecca, Ref: 4228

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2715. Born during 1825 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Burr, Rebecca, Ref: 4228

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2714. Born during 1825 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Burr, Rebecca, Ref: 4228

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2716. Born during 1831 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Burr, Rebecca, Ref: 4228

      PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 2868. Born 25 Dec 1831 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Burr, Rebecca, Ref: 4228

      GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2713. Born Apr 1834 at Lavendon, Bucks. Mother: Burr, Rebecca, Ref: 4228

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3154. Born: during 1798 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother Ref:

   4901.  Mar: 12 Nov 1816 at Lavendon, Bucks to Hensman, John .  Christened: 18 Jan 1798 at Lavendon. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3155. Born: 1799- 1800 at Lavendon, Bucks. Father: Covington, Peter, Father Ref: 3148. Mother: Reade, Jemima, Mother Ref:

   4901.   Died: Dec 1801 at Lavendon, Bucks aged 1.  Christened: 21 Nov 1800 at Lavendon. Buried 29 December 1801(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 14200. Born: Jan-Jun 1755 at Abingdon, Oxon. Father: Covington, Roger, Father Ref: 3267. Mother: King, Elizabeth, Mother

   Ref: 4134.  Mar: 19 Aug 1781 at Abingdon, Oxon to Stone, Elizabeth 14201. 2nd Mar: 20 Feb 1785 at Abingdon, Oxon to Crook, Joanna 14202. 3rd Mar: 25

   Nov 1793 at Abingdon, Oxon to Rounds, Sara 14203. 4th Mar: around 1800 at Abingdon, Oxon to Elizabeth 14204.  Christened 30 Jul 1755 St Helen's

   Church, Abingdon.

  

   Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" - a book detailing the crime for which Gyles Freeman Covington

   was eventually hung for committing, writes: "the oldest was chr 30 Jul 1755, and became a successful baker. He had a particular status, being entrusted to

   distribute the “bread for the poor” paid for out of Mr Royse’s Gift (a charitable bequest) from at least 1782, when the sum was £2 12s (ACA), through to the

   early 1800s. Edward was successful enough to be named amongst the select tradespeople of Abingdon to appear in the 1796 Universal British Directory.

  

   He married three times, or possibly four. His first wife, Elizabeth Stone (m.19 Aug 1781 StH), was b. at Marcham 4 May 1783 (w. of Edward); his second,

   Joanna Crook (m. 20 Feb 1785 StH) was b. StH 4 Dec 1792 (w. of Edward); and another Elizabeth survived him (ww b. Culham 14 May 1809), Edward

   himself having been b. 1 Mar 1805 at Culham (PRO will is dated 1803). Yet there seems also to have been another wife, Sara Rounds (m. 25 Nov 1793 StH),

   before Elizabeth. Presumably she and Edward divorced (assuming she is the same Sarah Covington “of Abingdon” who was b. at Culham aged 85 in 1835 –

   and whose will at PRO is dated that year) before the (undated) marriage to the second Elizabeth.

  

   But it is also possible that another Edward had appeared on the scene too by then. Despite these multiple marriages Edward had only one child, John, in

   1782 (c. 30 Jun 1782 StH), who went on to have seven children with Ann (of unknown surname, but presumably the Ann ’’of Abingdon” b. at Culham aged 73 in

    1852) between 1805 and 1814. These were: Elizabeth (c. 1804), Jane* (c. 1805), Susan (c. 1807, Mary Ann (c. 1809), Edward (c. 1811), Martha (c. 1812),

   and James (c. 1814), all at StN.

  

   The family’s recorded association with Culham begins with the burial of James (of no clear relationship) in 1785, a year when both Edward and his father paid

   rates on properties in Abingdon.

  

   * When Jane married in 1827, one of the witnesses was Sarah Covington."(Last updated: 14/05/2004 13:52:54)

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2580. Born during 1782 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Stone, Elizabeth, Ref: 14201


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3265. Born: 1 Nov 1757 at Abingdon, Oxon. Father: Covington, Roger, Father Ref: 3267. Mother: King, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4134.

     Mar: 28 Aug 1782 at Abingdon, Oxon to White, Frances 14199.  Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" -

    a book detailing the crime fro which Gyles Freeman Covington was eventually hung for committing writes: ", the second son of Roger and Elizabeth Covington

    was c. 1 Nov 1757 (St Helen's Church, Abingdon), and was awarded £7 from Mr Mayott’s Charity to be apprentice to his father (Borough of Abingdon Minutes

    5 Feb 1772). [John Mayott (? – 1703) had been a mercer, whose dyehouse and wharf was acquired by John Tomkins, founder of the Tomkins fortune, in the

   17th century (Naylor).

  

   The Charity originated from the generosity of a descendant, Robert Mayott, and provided funds for clothing and education as well as apprenticeships. His

   school catered for ten Mayott and ten Provost pupils (both boys and girls), recommended by the Corporation.] John Covington married Frances White on 28

   Aug 1782 (St Helen's Church, Abingdon), but appears to have had no offspring. His wife may well have been another of the White family with innkeeping

   connections (see Shury) because John was an alehousekeeper from at least October 1787 (A/JQ1), and in 1796 was named in the Universal British Directory

   as the proprietor of a pub called The Chaise and Horses.

  

   It is presumably the same John, “from the Chaise and Pair, Culham” who was b. at St Nicholas Church, Abingdon in 1795, however".(Last updated:

   04/06/2004 14:51:51)

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 14205. Born: Nov 1762 at Abingdon, Oxon. Father: Covington, Roger, Father Ref: 3267. Mother: King, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4134.  Mar: around 1785 at Abingdon, Oxon to Susan 14206.  Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" - a

   book detailing the crime fro which Gyles Freeman Covington was eventually hung for committing writes: "the third son of Roger and Elizabeth, was c. 30 Nov

   1762 (St Helen's Church, Abingdon). He and Edward ensured the Covington line by having six children with Susan (of unknown surname) between 1786 and

   1805. These were James (c. 1786), Susan (c. 1798, b. 1803), Charles (c. 1800), William (c, 1802), Edward (c.1804), and Benjamin (c. 1805), all at StH. A

   seventh child, Henry s. of Thomas, was b. 1809 (StH).

  

   Like his brother, Thomas also benefitted from a £7 grant from Mr Mayott’s Charity (son of Roger), to enable him to take up an apprenticeship (BAM 28 Feb

   1775). Presumably he also trained as a tailor, because he seems certain to be the same Thomas who, when taking a 21 year lease on property in East St

   Helen’s Street in 1795, was described as a tailor of Shaftesbury Place (formerly running from 34 Aldersgate Street) Aldersgate, London (BAM 17 Jun 1795).

  

   Thomas obviously did well for himself in the family trade. In 1797 he owned six tenements in Abingdon which were sub-let to tenants (D/EP7 166), and BAM

   notes his possession of premises in Boar Street in 1803 and in Bury Lane in 1810. He maintained his dual interests till his death, supposed at 1838 from the

   date of his will (PRO), his address then being a London one, yet his description being “gentleman of Abingdon”.(Last updated: 14/05/2004 14:07:40)

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 14207. Born during 1786 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Susan, Ref: 14206

      SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 14208. Born during 1798 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Susan, Ref: 14206

      CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 14209. Born during 1800 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Susan, Ref: 14206

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 14210. Born during 1802 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Susan, Ref: 14206

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 14211. Born during 1804 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Susan, Ref: 14206

      BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 14212. Born during 1805 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Susan, Ref: 14206

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 14213. Born during 1809 at Abingdon, Oxon. Mother: Susan, Ref: 14206


   GYLES FREEMAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2736. Born: 1767- 1768 at Abingdon, Oxon. Father: Covington, Roger, Father Ref: 3267. Mother: King, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 4134.  Mar: 5 Feb 1789 at Abingdon, Oxon to Gilkes, Ann 4166. Died: 7 Mar 1791 at Oxford Castle, Oxford aged 23.  Also shown as Giles.

   Christened 12 April 1767 at St Helen's Church, Abingdon. Sailor. Spelling of name shown as Giles Covington on marriage records. Hung on 7 March 1791 at

   Oxford Castle for murder.

  

   "The murder victim, a Scottish pedlar named David Charteris, was on his way home to Toot Baldon from the Michaelmas Hiring Fair at Abingdon on the night

   of the 8 October 1787, when a bunch of thugs set about him with a hedge stake as he was climbing over a stile near Nuneham Wood. Later that week some

   chums from Toot Baldon discovered his body sitting upright in a ditch and when they pulled off his hat and wig they uncovered the grisly evidence of several

   hefty blows. Despite a reward of 70 guineas (more than most people earned in a year in those days!), nothing was heard of the crime for another three years.

  

  

   Then Richard Kilby was caught and flogged at Reading for deserting from the Berkshire Militia. the whip seems to have loosened his tongue and he offered to

   turn King's Evidence and confessed to his part in the Charteris crime in return for a Royal Pardon. According to him. it was Charles Evans Shury who

   suggested robbing David Charteris to himself, John Castle and Giles Covington. Shury struck the first blow, then Covington joined in and helped finish the poor

    pedlar off. After they returned to Abindgon, they went to Shury's house and he gave them 10 guineas in gold and silver each, saying: "Now, my boys, let us be

   true to each other"

  

   On 16 July 1790, Shury and Castle were tried at the Midsummer Assizes in Oxford for the pedlar's murder. A Thames bargeman called Bossom said Castle

   "had some time ago confessed to him that he had no rest, night or day, from the horror of having been concerned in the murder of the Scotchman". The report

   of the trial in Jackson's Oxford Journal is rather confusing, and the only evidence concerning Shury, apart from Kilby's confession, implied he thought Kilby was

   out to "do" him by blaming him for the crime. However the jury had no hesitation in finding both men guilty and the judge, after a stern lecture, directed them to

   be executed and their bodies to be delivered to the surgeons, to be dissected and anatomised.

  

   Meanwhile Giles Covington was at sea. As soon as his ship docked in London at the beginning of 1791, two Bow Street runners brought him to Oxford and on

   4 March he also stood trial for the pedlar's murder. Clearly he felt the same way about Kilby as Shury. It was reported that his behaviour was so audacious

   during the trial whilst Kilby was giving evidence, that he made a sudden spring towards him and attempted a blow at his head.  The jury found him guilty on the

   same evidence as the other two and on 7 March 1791, "a prodigiuous multitude of spectators" watched his execution from the tower at the entrance to Oxford

   Castle, now part of Oxford Prison. He mounted the scaffold dressed in his sailor's jacket and trousers with white gloves and a white hatband and before

   motioning the hangman to proceed, tossed down a paper. It was a semi-literate letter addressed to local magistrate Christopher Willoughby. "I hope you and

   your family will live to find that Giles Freeman Covington died innocent and then I hope you would relieve the widow that is left behind if Bedlam is not to be her

   doom"

  

   His body was cut down and delivered to the University Reader in Anatomy, Dr Pegge. The following day he carved it up at a public lecture in the Anatomy

   School at Christ Church College. He then decided that Giles Covington would make a useful teaching aid. His bones were wired together and his skeleton

   eventually found its way to the University Museum in Parks Road in 1860. It stood in a glass case for more than 100 years, labelled simply Englishman, before

   being relegated to the Bone Room. It may have stayed there had not a member of staff spotted the inscription Giles Covington on the lower jaw and passed it

   on to the Museum of Oxford, where it is on display today, along with Kilby's confession and the letter Giles Covington tossed down from the gallows.

  

   A detailed dossier on his case has been compiled by Miss Evelyn Wallace, an attendant at the Museum of Oxford, and on Thursday 7 March 1991 (the 200th

   anniversary of his execution) a petition was launched in an attempt to get the Queen to grant a royal pardon. Signatures will be sent to the Royal Prerogative of

   Mercy Division at the Home Office. A spokesman for the Home Office has said "Normally cases like this involve people who are still alive and in prison. But the

    rules are still the same. Miss Wallace will have to produce new evidence to show the original conviction was unsafe" (I.G.I London/Berkshire) (Letter from Miss

    Evelyn Wallace, March 1991)(Press cuttings of articles by A.J.McIlroy, Daily Telegraph & Don Chapman, Oxford).

  

   A further article appeared in nthe Daily Telegraph on 16 Jul 2001 citing the efforts of the Oxford Museum's curator, John Lange, to secure a full Christian burial

   for Giles. "He has already secured the agreement in principle of Wolvercote Cemetery in Oxford to bury Giles, but also hopes to clear Giles' name by Royal

   Pardon"

  

   For more info on Gyles Freeman Covington and the case the following book is highly recommended "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" by Mark Davies

   published by Oxford Towpath Press 2003.(Last updated: 04/06/2004 14:51:51)


      GYLES FREEMAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2737. Born during 1790 at London. Mother: Gilkes, Ann, Ref: 4166

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3045. Born: during 1758 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother Ref: 4118.   

   Christened: 3 Apr 1758 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3081. Born: during 1759 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother Ref: 4118. 

   Mar: 23 Jan 1781 at London All Hallows to Eames, Ann 4155. Died: 25 Jul 1840 at Lambeth, London aged 81.  Christened: 20 May 1759 at London St Michl.

   A Lighterman/Coal Merchant by trade.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2596. Born during 1780 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3234. Born during 1783 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      ANNE COVENTON. Ref: 3078. Born during 1784 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      ELIZABETH MARY COVENTON. Ref: 3079. Born during 1786 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 5254. Born 1788- 1789 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3077. Born 9 Oct 1791 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3068. Born during 1793 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 535. Born during 1794 at London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3337. Born Jun 1797 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

      MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3080. Born during 1801 at Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann, Ref: 4155

   WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3380. Born: 1761- 1762 at Holborn, London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 4118.    Christened: 24 Jan 1762 at Holborn St Andrw. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3046. Born: during 1765 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother Ref: 4118.   

   Christened: 30 Jan 1765 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3043. Born: 1 May 1767 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother Ref: 4118.  Mar:

   15 Aug 1813 at Greenwich, London to Bazeley, Susan 4217.  Christened: 22 May 1767 at London St Seplch. Both widowed. Marriage witnessed by Richard

   Covington & S.Bazeley(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   THOMAS WOODWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3341. Born: during 1769 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother

    Ref: 4118.    Christened: 14 Jun 1769 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SARAH ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 3382. Born: during 1771 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother Ref:

    4118.    Christened: 27 Jan 1771 at London St Michl. Baptized at St Michael's Paternoster, London.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3047. Born: during 1772 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother Ref: 4118.  

    Christened: 16 Jul 1772 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVENTON. Ref: 3383. Born: during 1774 at London. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3359. Mother: Bamber, Mary, Mother Ref: 4118.   

   Christened: 7 Aug 1774 at London St Michl. Baptized at St Michael's Paternoster, London(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM KINGSTON COVINGTON. Ref: 20597. Born: Jan 1773 at Stony Stratford, Bucks. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3384. Mother: Kingston,

   Mary, Mother Ref: 4147.   Died: May 1779 at Stony Stratford, Bucks aged 6.  Christened 8 Feb 1773 St Mary Magdelene Stony Stratford. Buried 7 May

   1779.(Last updated: 12/08/2018 18:37:32)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 21131. Born: Jan-Feb 1775 at Stony Stratford, Bucks. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3384. Mother: Kingston, Mary, Mother

    Ref: 4147.  Mar: 10 Sep 1797 at Stony Stratford, Bucks to Sirett, Elizabeth 21133. Died: Jun 1825 at Stony Stratford, Bucks aged 50.  Christened 8 Mar

   1775 Stony Stratford. Like his father & grandfather before him, he was a Clockmaker. Buried 30 Jun 1825 at Stony Stratford.(Last updated: 21/11/2018

   21:53:32)


   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 21132. Born: Jun-Jul 1778 at Stony Stratford, Bucks. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 3384. Mother: Kingston, Mary,

   Mother Ref: 4147.   Died: May 1781 at Stony Stratford, Bucks aged 2.  Christened 9 Aug 1778, buried 20 May 1781 in Stony Stratford,

   Buckinghamshire..(Last updated: 21/11/2018 21:56:45)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 10786. Born: during 1780 at Rutherford NC. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah,

   Mother Ref: 10792.  Mar: around 1807 at North Carolina NC to Philbeck .  (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

      ANDREW JACKSON COVINGTON. Ref: 13287. Born Sep 1813 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Philbeck, Ref: 0

   SUSANNAH P COVINGTON. Ref: 10783. Born: during 1780 at Rutherford NC. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah,

   Mother Ref: 10792.  Mar: 16 Feb 1796 at Rutherford Co NC to Covington, John V 10784. Died: during 1845 at Amite Co MS aged 65.  Married her first

   cousin.(Last updated: 05/01/2002 15:01:46)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 10785. Born: 1780- 1787 at Rutherford NC. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Mother

   Ref: 10792.  Mar: around 1807 at U.S.A. to Green .  (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 10787. Born: around 1788 at Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah,

   Mother Ref: 10792.  Mar: 3 Jun 1809 at Franklin Co GA to McDowell, Robert . 2nd Mar: 28 Feb 1825 at Amite Co MS to Montague, Daniel . Died: 15 Jan

   1831 at Monroe LA aged 42.  First husband b. about 1761 in SC, NC, GA or VA died Sep 1820 Amite Co MS. Had 5 children with 1st husband who died Sep

    1820 in Amite MS, Martha Arminda, Jesse, William Clark, Clorinda & Robert McDowell. Had a further 3 children with 2nd husband, Rebecca, Seth Newell &

   Luman Montague. 2nd husband b. 22 Aug 1798, South Hadley MA, died 20 Dec 1876 Marysville, Cooke Co TX, was son of Seth Montague and Rachel

   Smith.(Last updated: 09/04/2010 07:12:48)

   CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 10788. Born: around 1789 at Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah,

   Mother Ref: 10792.  Mar: 16 Nov 1810 at Franklin Co GA to Dobbs, William . Died: during 1850 at Marion AR aged 61.  (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 10789. Born: around 1791 at Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah, Mother

   Ref: 10792.  Mar: around 1810 at U.S.A. to Nettles, John .  Known as Polly.(Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 10790. Born: around 1793 at Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah,

   Mother Ref: 10792.  Mar: 14 Jun 1824 at Rutherford Co NC to Gizzle, Elizabeth 10802.  (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 10791. Born: around 1796 at Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas, Father Ref: 10778. Mother: Burnette, Susannah,

   Mother Ref: 10792.  Mar: around 1818 at U.S.A. to Selman, John .  Known as Betsey.(Last updated: 14/11/2019 13:23:57)


   BENJAMIN H COVINGTON. Ref: 11183. Born: 1748- 1749 at Anson NC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11185. Mother: Wall, Mary, Mother Ref:

   11186.  Mar: 6 Mar 1780 at Anson Co NC to Moorman, Frances 11184. Died: 21 Jul 1814 at Bowling Green KY aged 64.  Elected to Constitutional

   Convention. Moved to Warren Co KY over Daniel Boon trail which was made 25 years earlier with 8 of his children, 2 remained in NC. (Kinfolks prepared and

   published by William Curry Harllee 1934: William and Mary (Wall) Covington & my Folk written by Elenour Pratt Covington McSwain 1973: John and Mary

   (Aiery) Covington)

  

   Appears in Richmond Co NC Census 1800(Last updated: 28/09/2001 11:28:47)

      ELIJAH MOORMAN COVINGTON. Ref: 11270. Born during 1773 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      BENJAMIN HAMILTON COVINGTON. Ref: 11065. Born during 1780 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref:

      11184

      NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 11268. Born around 1781 at Anson NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      HANNAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11278. Born 1783- 1784 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      SALLY COVINGTON. Ref: 11274. Born around 1788 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      JOHN W COVINGTON. Ref: 11272. Born 1788- 1789 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      MILLY COVINGTON. Ref: 11279. Born 1789- 1790 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11275. Born around 1790 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      LETITIA M COVINGTON. Ref: 11276. Born 1792- 1793 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11277. Born around 1794 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

      ISAAC C COVINGTON. Ref: 11271. Born 19 Mar 1795 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances, Ref: 11184

   KEZIAH COVINGTON. Ref: 12500. Born: around 1750 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11185. Mother: Wall, Mary, Mother Ref:

   11186.  Mar: during 1765 at Maryland MD to Webb, Robert . Died: 1788- 1791 at Maryland MD aged 41.  Lived long enough to see her eldest son John

   Turner Webb, marry Patty Covington (11512), daughter of Henry Covington (11506). After her death, her husband Robert married again and died in 1816

   leaving 16 living children. By age we can tell some of the ones that belonged to Keziah and we know three who moved to Tennessee with Sophia Chears,

   Robert's second wife, after his death.

  

   Robert and his father, John Webb, were important in the history of Anson/Richmond County, NC and signed the Anson Reglators petition in 1769, protesting

   against exorbitant import taxes. Robert had approx five royal land grants, ownig 1000 acres and three slaves at his death. In his will he freed the slaves after

   seven years. He was the "Entry Taker" keeping book with record of ownership of land. He served 7 years in the State Legislature and 6 in the Senate. His

   daughter Susan Webb (11825), married Christopher Columbus Covington (11754) (info from Irene Webb Dorsey Mar 2002)(Last updated: 29/03/2002

   09:14:39)

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11262. Born: during 1753 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11185. Mother: Wall, Mary, Mother Ref: 11186.

      Died after 1788 and before 1844. Said to have moved to Kentucky KY(Last updated: 28/09/2001 12:22:28)

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11263. Born: during 1754 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11185. Mother: Wall, Mary, Mother Ref: 11186.

       (Last updated: 28/09/2001 12:23:17)


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 11261. Born: during 1754 at Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11185. Mother: Wall, Mary, Mother Ref:

   11186.  Mar: around 1776 at Richmond Co NC to Thomas, Elizabeth 13571. Died: 28 Feb 1797 at Marlboro Co SC aged 43.  John, the grandfather of the

   Colonel, had won the affections of Elizabeth, the daughter of Rev. Robert Thomas, and, leaving his five brothers in Richmond county, North Carolina, had

   settled upon the north side of Little Pee Dee in Robeson, North Carolina, and was building up a comfortable home when the revolution came on.

  

   His sympathy with the patriot cause soon made him an object of dislike to his loyalist neighbors, who stripped him of his means of living and left him with

   nothing but his family. Leaving his wife and babies  with her friends, he sought his revenge in the ranks of the patriot army. When the war ended, he settled

   upon a farm beside his brother-in-law, Nathan Thomas, upon the plains of Hebron. (Traditions by Col John Covington 1897 -  Marlborough County SC

   Archives)

  

   The land which John Covington acquired immediately after the Revolution was so fertile and his descendants such good farmers, that all of his land is still in

   the hands of his descendants. John Covington, with his relatives and neighbours started a Bush Arbor Church a few feet from the present Hebron Church and

   services have been continuous ever since. The cemetery at Hebron was given by the Covingtons and although it is probably the largest country cemetery in S.

   C. almost every person buried there is a descendant of John & Elizabeth Covington.

  

   Now follows the will of John Covington:  Will Book A, page 21 and 22:

  

   I, John Covington (son of William) of Marlboro County, S. C. being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound mind do make and ordain the following as

   my last Will and Testament, with respect to my estate both real and personal that it has pleased God to bless me with:

  

   I give unto my beloved wife, the sorrel gelding that I purchased from Jesse Bethee, the feather bed and furniture and side saddle which I had with my wife

   together with a bridle. My land I will to be equally divided between my three eldest sons, William, Robert and Tristram.

  

   My three daughters, Sarah, Mary and Nancy 1 will to have HH household furniture equally divided between them and also for them to have each one cow and

   calf, And the residue of my property I will to be sold at private or public sale as my executors hereafter mentioned may judge best and after my debts are paid

   out of the proceeds thereof, that the balance thereof be equally divided between my son Thomas and the child that my wife now goes with, but if my wife does

   not bring forth a live born child, then in that case my will is that my wife do have what is before mentioned to be given to the child that she is now supposed to

   go with, and I do will and ordain my friend, Robert Thomas and Nathan Thomas to act as Executors to this my last Will and Testament.

  

   In testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand end seal this twelfth day of February 1797. His John Covington, Signed, sealed, published, promoted and

   declared to be the last will and Testament of the above named John Covington EY the testator in presence of:  Abijah Porter,  Henry Covington, Robert

   Thomas - March Term 1797 (extract from "Our Kin")(Last updated: 10/07/2012 13:09:19)

      WILLIAM S COVINGTON. Ref: 13574. Born 12 Dec 1777 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ref: 13571

      TRUPSOR TRISTRAM COVINGTON. Ref: 15125. Born 1779- 1780 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ref:

      13571

      ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 13573. Born 1783- 1784 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ref: 13571

      MARY POLLY COVINGTON. Ref: 13576. Born during 1785 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ref: 13571

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 13577. Born 1785- 1786 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ref: 13571

      NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 13575. Born during 1793 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ref: 13571

      THOMAS SANDS COVINGTON. Ref: 13572. Born 30 Aug 1794 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ref: 13571

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11432. Born: 24 May 1757 at Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11185. Mother: Wall, Mary, Mother

   Ref: 11186.  Mar: about 1779 at Rockingham NC to Crawford, Thomas . 2nd Mar: around 1793 at North Carolina NC to Clark, John Kelly . Died: 2 Dec 1848

   at Huntingdon TN aged 91.  Mother of Mastin Duke Crawford, Rachel Brattain Clark and Julia Benson Clark.(Last updated: 07/11/2001 11:10:00)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 11266. Born: around 1758 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11185. Mother: Wall, Mary, Mother Ref: 11186. 

   Mar: around 1789 at U.S.A. to Hunter, Robert .  Died after 1789 and before 1852.(Last updated: 28/09/2001 12:26:07)


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11267. Born: around 1759 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Dockery,

   Hannah, Mother Ref: 11345.  Mar: around 1777 at Anson Co NC to Thomas, Rachel 11280. Died: around 1798 at Richmond Co NC aged 39.  Died before

   1809. Known as Uncle Billy.

  

   Rockingham Market Newspaper, 21 Jul 1927, Everett Sketches (an article on Covington history) refers to "Sugar Ben" and "Uncle Billy" as brothers. However

   according to Covington Lores and Legends they were in fact, 1st cousins. "Uncle Billy" being Willam, the 6th child of John Covington and Hannah Dockery

   while "Sugar Ben" was Benjamin, the 1st son of Banjamin Covington and Francis Mooreman. The fathers, John (b 1752) and Benjamin (b 1757) were the sons

    of William Covington (b 1730).

  

   It is complicated to confirm actual facts as another source confirms he is son of same John but with his second wife Nancy Love (Wall) and that his middle

   name is Wall. I have therefore treated them as 2 separate individuals, be it with the same father. See also William Wall Covington (11438). I would be grateful

   for some clarification There is also possible confusion with William (11251) who is also listed as marrying a Rachel Thomas.(Last updated: 26/02/2009

   19:00:15)

      ASA COVINGTON. Ref: 11290. Born 1777- 1778 at Anson NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      PETER BAYLOR COVINGTON. Ref: 11287. Born during 1780 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11289. Born during 1780 at Anson NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      JAMES G COVINGTON. Ref: 11288. Born during 1785 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      PHEBY COVINGTON. Ref: 11286. Born 1778- 1788 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 11283. Born 1778- 1788 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11284. Born 1778- 1788 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11285. Born 1778- 1788 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11377. Born 1778- 1788 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280

      JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 11291. Born 4 Apr 1789 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel, Ref: 11280


   MATTHEW POYTHRESS COVINGTON. Ref: 11433. Born: 24 Jan 1760 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255.

   Mother: Dockery, Hannah, Mother Ref: 11345.  Mar: around 1788 at Rockingham NC to Covington, Sarah 11511. 2nd Mar: around 1811 at Tennessee TN to

   Yates, Martha 11079. Died: during 1839 at Carroll TN aged 79.  He was a surveyor in Anson Co NC and employed by Colonial Government under King

   George III British rule. He was captured and kept prisoner by the British until the end of the Revolutionary War. Involved in the layout of Rockingham in 1787

   and was a trustee of Richmond Academy in 1788. He served in the War of 1776 and firstly married his first cousin.

  

   Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters

    

   Pension application of Matthew Covington S2444    fn27NC   Transcribed by Will Graves     12/10/10 [Methodology:  Spelling, punctuation and/or grammar

   have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database.  Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends

   itself to varying interpretations). 

  

   tate of Tennessee Carroll County: On this 10th day of December 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter

    Sessions now sitting Matthew Covington a resident of the County & State aforesaid aged seventy-three years the 24th day of January next, who being first

   duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed the 7th day of June

   1832. That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer at the age of 15 in the month of October 1775 in Anson County and served as a guard at

   Anson Court-house under command of Colonel Thomas Wade and Captain William Hunter Senior for the period of two months in the year 1776 about the

   month of April declarant states that he was drafted to march against the Cherokee Indians under command of Colonel David Love, Captain William Hoy1,

   Major Davidson, Lieutenant Davidson.

  

   The troops were encamped at Marks ferry till the latter part of that month of May when we marched between Salisbury & Charlotte & crossed the Catawba

   River at the Island Ford marched across the head of the Broad River to Turkey Cove Fort stayed there about one month from there we marched up one prong

   of Broad River and joined General Rutherford's Army at the Pleasant Garden.  Anson County being the lowest down the country and consequently the furthest

   off General Rutherford proposed that if 100 volunteers would turn out from Anson County the balance might return home. 

  

   Accordingly I turned out under the same officers I marched under from Anson from the Pleasant Garden we marched across the Blue Ridge thence crossed

   French Broad River and on to the Cherokee towns & burnt a considerable number of the towns and destroyed their corn &c these towns were on a prong of

   French Brevard called Tennessee after destroying these towns General Rutherford proposed for 1200 volunteers to go on to Hiwassee a distance of about 30

   miles further to the Overhill or Valley towns I again volunteered.  We killed a few Indians and burnt their towns the day after we marched for Hiwassee the South

   Carolina troops had a battle with and defeated the Indians.  On our return from Hiwassee we passed through the battle Ground and back to our troops at

   Tennessee thence by the same route we were marched out back to Anson County about the last of October this tour was six months.

  

   The declarant states that from the time of his return from the Cherokee Nation till the year 1780 nothing of importance transpired in his section of Country, after

   Charleston was taken by the British in May 1780 the Tories became so troublesome in the Country where declarant lived that it was unsafe for any man who

   was a friend to his Country to stay at home. 

  

   Sometime after Charleston was taken declarant had to leave his County on account of the Tories & went into Wake County that he there volunteered under

   Captain William Hunter Junior & joined Colonel Davie's Regiment at the Waxhaw settlement in this Regiment he served three months while the British were in

   possession of Camden.  This service was reconnoitering the Country between the Waxhaw & Camden the precise time when declarant entered the service is

   not recollected after being discharge from this service he declarant returned home to Anson County.

  

   Declarant then volunteered under Captain William Hunter Senior & was engaged two months driving cattle to General Green's [sic, Nathanael Greene's] Army

   which were then encamped about six miles above Cheraw Hill.  Declarant states that about this time Colonel Culb & Colonel Wade were engaged removing

   their property into the interior of North Carolina for safety and were attacked and defeated by the Tories at Piney Bottom in Cumberland County. 

  

   After this Captain Hunter's Company & others perhaps to the amount of 300 from North & South Carolina marched in pursuit of the Tories & crossed Drowning

    Creek at the widow Cathys at that place some of our party killed four Tories, made a route Drowning Creek & recrossed at Overstreet's ferry our business

   being entirely with the Tories our routes were in different directions as the emergency of the cases required & without intermission until the 21st July 1781.  I

   was taken prisoner with three others Patrick Travis of Fayetteville, a Mr. Sprole [sic, Spruill?] of Cape Fear and John Rogers of Anson County taken by a party

   of Tories in Cumberland County we were taken to the Tory headquarters at the Raft Swamp stayed there a few days when Colonel Elrod with about 30 men


   was dispatched with us to Wilmington who delivered us to Major Craig a British Major where we were kept till the British Evacuated Wilmington when we were

   removed to Charleston & there remained prisoners until about the middle of February 1782 a period of about seven months.

  

   The declarant states that his service in scouting parties traversing the Country in pursuit of the Tories the time & periods of which he cannot precisely recollect

   together with the periods particularly mentioned will amount to more than two years. He declarant states that he has no documentary evidence by which he can

   prove the above service and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure by whom he can prove all of the above services but states that he

   can prove his service in the Cherokee nation by James Cole whose affidavit is annexed. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity

   except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State whatever. Sworn and subscribed the day and year

   aforesaid S/ Edward Gwin, Clerk   S/ Matthew Covington

  

   Questions by the Court:

   1st Where and in what year were you born? A. I was born in the Easton Shore of Maryland Queen Anne's County in the year of our Lord 1760.

  

   2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it? A. I have arrived at my age from my Grandfather who was Clerk in the congregation where I was

   born but it was sent for by some person in South Carolina for some purpose and was never returned.

  

   3rd Where were you living when called into service: where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live? A. I lived in Anson County

   State of North Carolina, where I continued until the year 1828 when I removed to Carroll County in the State of Tennessee where I now live

  

   4th How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer or were you a substitute, and if in substitute, for whom? A. I was drafted to the

   Cherokee Nation, all the rest of my service I volunteered I never was a substitute

  

   5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops when you served, such Continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and

   the general circumstances of your service. A. my service was entirely with the Militia consequently I was not acquainted with the regular officers.  I was not

   acquainted with any Continental Regiment or militia Regiment but those already mentioned & the General Circumstances of my service is given in my

   declaration

  

   6th Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it? Ans.  After I returned from the Cherokee

   Nation I received pay for the tower [tour] and I suppose I had a discharge but don't recollect whether or not if I had I don't recollect who gave it or what became

   of it for any of the balance of my service I never received discharge or pay

  

   7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief in

   your services as a soldier in the revolution. Ans.  Colonel John Clark, Thomas Crawford, William Lattimore, Merit Randle, Isaiah Sneed, James Cole, Thomas

   Hamilton &c [Thomas A Young, a clergyman, and John Clark gave the standard supporting affidavit.]

    

   State of Tennessee Carroll County: [date obliterated] day of December 1832 appeared in open court James Cole of the County & State aforesaid before the

   Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions now sitting for said County and made oath in due form of law that he was well acquainted with Matthew

   Covington who subscribed & swore to the foregoing Declaration prior to & during the revolutionary war that he served with him in the Cherokee tower [tour] as

   stated in the foregoing declaration and that he has good reason to believe that all the statements made in the said declaration are true having a personal

   knowledge of the most of the Circumstances stated, that when the said Covington returned from Charleston where he has reason to believe he was confined

   as a prisoner as stated that he was in bad health & appeared that he had suffered greatly and was a considerable time before he was able to attend to

   business of any kind he further states that the said Matthew Covington was a true friend to his Country during her struggle for independence.  Sworn to &

   subscribed in open court the day and year before written. S/ Edwin Gwin, Clerk     S/ James Cole

             

   State of Tennessee Carroll County: June Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Be it remembered that on this day the 12th of June 1833, personally

   appeared in open Court Mathew Covington, who at the December Term 1832, filed the attached declaration for a pension, and who after being duly sworn

   says That from his old age and consequent loss of memory he cannot state precisely the periods of time which he did serve but to the best of his recollection

   he served the terms and times he now states That in the month of October 1775 under Colonel Wade & Captain Hunter, he served two months as a guard at

   Anson Courthouse. And in April 1776, he was drafted to [go] against the Cherokee Indians, under Colonel Love & Captain William Hoy, they were encamped

   at the Masks Ferry. 


  

   They then marched across the Catawba River, they then joined General Rutherford & marched to French Broad & to the Cherokee towns some of which they

   burnt, in this tour he was engaged six months. In the year 1780 in Wake County North Carolina he volunteered in Captain William Hunter's Company and

   Colonel Davie's Regiment at the Waxhaw Settlements when the British were in possession of Cambden [Camden], they were engaged in reconnoitering the

   country between the Waxhaws & Cambden. 

  

   In that tour he served three months, upon his return home he volunteered under Captain William Hunter Senior to drive cattle to General Greene’s Army which

   was encamped near the Cheraw Hills, in this he served two months, the date not recollected, and shortly after this time, he again volunteered to go against the

   Tories, and after making several excursions on Drowning Creek &c he was taken prisoner by the Tories on the 21st of July 1781 & carried to Wilmington &

   then to Charlestown where he was kept until he was exchanged about the middle of February 1782 being six months and 25 days a prisoner.  In the excursions

    against the Tories before he will was taken prisoner he was engaged he thinks three months, at least.  After his return home from Charlestown, his health was

   so much impaired he served no more during the war.

  

   By way of recapitulation he would again state, his first tour as a guard at Anson Court house of two months. His second tour against the Cherokee Indians six

   months. His third tour, when stationed between Camden & Waxsaw, three months. 4th Driving cattle to General Greens Army two months 5th against the

   Tories three months. 6.  A prisoner six months & 25 days making in all 22 months & 25 days for which he claims a pension.       S/ Matthew Covington

    

   [Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $69.43 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for 20 months & 25 days service as a private in the North Carolina

   militia.](Last updated: 26/05/2020 10:11:37)

      HENRY HARRISON HAMPTON COVINGTON. Ref: 11526. Born during 1789 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Covington, Sarah,

      Ref: 11511

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11078. Born during 1793 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Covington, Sarah, Ref: 11511

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 15561. Born during 1807 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Yates, Martha, Ref: 11079

      DANIEL ASBURY BOONE COVINGTON. Ref: 11080. Born 28 Mar 1812 at Tennessee TN. Mother: Yates, Martha, Ref: 11079

      THOMAS DOCKERY COVINGTON. Ref: 11536. Born 1812- 1813 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Yates, Martha, Ref: 11079

      MATTHEW POYTHRESS COVINGTON. Ref: 15557. Born around 1820 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Yates, Martha, Ref: 11079

      JULIA ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 15562. Born during 1828 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Yates, Martha, Ref: 11079

   HANNAH COVINGTON. Ref: 15126. Born: 1764- 1765 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Dockery, Hannah,

   Mother Ref: 11345.  Mar: around 1786 at Richmond Co NC to Covington, Samuel 11510.  Married her cousin(Last updated: 15/10/2019 14:20:41)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 11436. Born: during 1766 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Dockery, Hannah,

   Mother Ref: 11345.  Mar: around 1806 at Richmond Co NC to Thomas, Stephen .  Known as May or Molly. Had 1 son Reidon Thomas b. 20 Dec 1808 in

   Richmond Co NC(Last updated: 07/11/2001 11:35:54)


   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11435. Born: during 1766 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Dockery,

   Hannah, Mother Ref: 11345.  Mar: around 1788 at Richmond Co NC to McDowell, William . Died: around 1860 at Richmond Co NC aged 94.  Known as Sally.

    Her husbands will reads: [1811] “In the name of God Amen, I, William McDowell of North Carolina, Richmond County, being of sound mind and memory, do

   make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form fol-lowing, to wit.

  

   I give to my beloved wife Sally McDowell during her widowhood all my lands with all their improve-ments and advantages whatsoever lands lying on the head of

    the south fork of Cartledges Creek. At her marriage, if it ever should happen, my will is that she have one half of my aforesaid lands divided at the discretion of

    my executors, likewise during her widowhood all my personal effects, stocks of all kinds whatsoever. At her marriage if ever it should happen my will is that my

    wife have one sixth part of the above mentioned personal estate, stocks, etc., at her disposal forever.

  

   “I give to my two sons John McDowell and James McDowell all my lands as above described to be di-vided at the discretion of my executors. John McDowell

   my eldest son to have his part when the marriage of my wife should happen, if it never should happen, at her death by paying my executors fifty dollars for the

   use of other children, my son James, excepted.

  

   “My will is that my son James McDowell have his part of my lands at his mother’s death and that my wife, if she continues in her widowhood, shall have all the

   lands and personal estate that I may be pos-sessed with at my death at her discretion and that if at her marriage she have my son James part during her

   natural life. My will is that my son James McDowell at receiving his equal share of my lands pay fifty dol-lars for the use of my daughters to be distributed by my

   executors. In the last place,

  

   I leave to my three daughters Elizabeth, Polly and Nancy all my personal estate at my wife’s marriage or death with what my two sons quotas of fifty dollars for

   their use to be divided between the aforesaid three daughters with twen-ty five dollars that I bequeath to my granddaughter Julia Cother to be taken out of my

   personal estate after paying all just debts. I appoint Matthew Covington and John Denson executors to this my last will etc. William McDowell. In witness I have

   hereunto subscribed my name in presence of the subscribing wit-nesses Matthew Covington and John Smith.”(Last updated: 07/06/2020 20:29:27)


   JOHN WALL COVINGTON. Ref: 11492. Born: around 1772 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy

   Love, Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: around 1794 at Marlboro Co SC to Thomas, Elizabeth 15591. Died: 11 Aug 1809 at Marlboro Co SC aged 37.  Lots of

   confusion regarding the various John Wall Covington's within Covington Genealogical data. Further confirmation required re birth & marriage date, although

   the following will is accurate.

  

   Made his will on July 9 1809, proved Aug. 11, 1809 (Deed Book 1, p 130-131 Richmond Col. NC Wills The State of South Carolina, Marlborough District.

  

   In the name of God Amen, I John Wall Covington of the State and District aforesaid ……..  Also the hire of my negroes to John Lide …... I wish my Executors

   hereafter to be named to collect and pay all my just debts the principal part of which is due the Executors of my father's estate for certain negroes I lately

   purchased at the sale of the same, if these funds I have named should not be found sufficient to discharge all my just debts,

  

   I will and desire that my Executors sell one or more of my negroes at their discretion until the whole be fully paid and satisfied after which I will and desire that

   my Executors hereafter to be named appoint three or five holders of good character to be approved by the Ordinary of our District aforesaid to divide the

   following named negroes viz: Tom, Lye, Cook, Billy, Captain, Jack, Ned, young lads, and Julia, Rose, Aneca, Tena, and Cate also wench Tamar and her

   children, viz: Lucy, Rachel, Beck, Charles, Frank, Jude, equally according to their value between my beloved wife, Elizabeth Covington and the child she is now

    pregnant with which division when so made shall be final. (it goes on to say that this division is theirs and their heirs forever unless said unborn baby dies the

   that portion is to be divided between his brothers and sisters).

  

   Account of The Division of the Slaves belonging to the Estate of John Wall Covington Jr, Deceased. 2nd of January 1811 Recorded in Book A, No. 3 page

   231 S.C.

  

   We William Thomas, Thomas Lide, Alexander Lamb, Robert Lide and William Pegues being duly sworn to make an equal division of the slaves belonging to

   the estate of John W. Covington deceased, between Mrs. Elizabeth Covington widow of said deceased and the own brothers and sister of said deceased

   agreeable to his last will, have divided the said slaves in the following manner, viz: To the said widow we have assigned the nine following negroes: Lye-$400,

   Rose-$350, Aneca-$50, Harry, Julia-$325, Tom-$350, Jack-$350, Billy-$325, and Captain-$325. And to own brothers and sisters (listed below) of deceased

   we have assigned the balance of said slaves amounting to eleven viz: Tamar, Lucy, Rachel, Beck, Charles, Frank, Jude, Cook, Ned, Cate, and Lena.

    

   (the above mentioned Ned may have come to Elizabeth Covington from her father Philemon Thomas ? Will 1797 Richmond Co. NC) (In a note below this she

   says that Tamar and Rose were willed to Matthew Covington in 1795.)(Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:50:37)

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11499. Born: 26 Apr 1773 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love, Mother

    Ref: 11437.  Mar: around 1795 at Richmond Co NC to Thomas, Robert H .  (Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:55:38)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11493. Born: during 1773 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love,

   Mother Ref: 11437.    Thought to have died young(Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:51:32)


   BENJAMIN COULTER COVINGTON. Ref: 11494. Born: 7 Feb 1775 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall,

   Nancy Love, Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: around 1799 at Richmond Co NC to Coulter, Nancy 11549. 2nd Mar: around 1835 at Richmond Co NC to Everett,

   Hannah 12520. Died: 3 Jun 1850 at Richmond Co NC aged 75.  Will proved 1855 Book 1 pages 70-81 Richmond Co NC. “In the name of God Amen. I,

   Benjamin C. Covington of the Co. of Richmond and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly

   existence do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament and desire first that my executors, hereinafter named shall after my death

   provide for my body a decent and Christian like burial, and pay all funeral expenses out of the first money that may come into their hands.

  

   “After my death I desire my executors to proceed to pay off and discharge all of my just debts, and that they may sell any of my property, either personal or real,

    not hereinafter given to my wife, and if any money is on hand at my death over and above enough to pay my funeral expenses, to apply it to the payment of my

   debts, and should my executor have to sell any property to pay debts with, they may sell either publicly or privately for cash or on terms best for all concerned.

  

   “I will and bequeath to my loving wife Hannaha all the land whereon I now reside and which I am at this time seized and possessed of except that portion which

   lies north of a passway I have leading out from my son John C. Covington’s in a west direction to the publick road, and that which lies East of a branch which

   crosses the publick road between my house on the foard of Cartledges Creek, all that which is east of said branch and of a direct line from where the publick

   road crosses the Branch to a gate standing on or near the line between my land and son John’s, and which gate is on the passway from my house to my son

   John’s house, is hereby excepted. The land given to my wife I desire her to have it during her natural life, and at her death to be equally divided between all my

   children, viz. John C. Covington, David A. Covington,b Jesse B. Covington and daughter Anne Powell, their heirs and assigns forever.

  

   “I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Covington two horses, one of which shall be my buggy horse known by the name of Jack, the other one to be

   her choice of any on hand at my death. Also my buggy & harness, three feather beds and their necessary furniture, and four Negro salves, viz., Richmond, and

   Jim, Judah & Hannah, the last named being Rachel’s youngest child. This property I give my wife during her life and at her death said Negroes together with

   their increase and all other property devised from me I give to all of my children herein before named, to them and their heirs and assigns, to be equally divided

    among them.

  

   “The Negroes and other property herein given my wife and the increase of the Negroes, I do not wish sold or removed out of the State, and if my wife should

   marry again and any attempt is made to remove the Negroes and other property, my executors are requested and hereby authorized to prevent it, and if in no

   other way to take the Negroes and other property in possession. My wife is not permitted to sell any Negroes, only by the consent of my executors which she

   may do by their advise and with their consent, or with their consent she may exchange a turbulent and refractory slave for another and any Negroes so

   obtained and so exchanged to be secured to my children herein before named, so that all the Negroes & other property obtained from me either directly or

   indirectly shall at the death of my wife go to my children before named.

  

   “I desire my executors after my death to choose three men of sound discretion unconnected and disinterested in addition to what I have herein before given my

    wife to lay off and allot to my wife out of the stock, crop and provisions on hand a years allowance , for herself and Negro family; to allot to her a sufficiency of

   household and kitchen furniture, plantation and farming tools, a sufficient number of cattle, hogs, and sheep for her to raise from. Then the balance of my crop,

   either growing or matured, provisions, stock, furniture & tools that are not allotted to my wife, my executors are requested to sell and divide among my children

   before named their heirs and assigns.

  

   “I desire that my wife and son John have the privileges of my gin house and screw, cotton gin and blacksmith tools during the lifetime of my wife and then for

   them to go to my children before named and to be divided between them.

  

   “I will and bequeath to my beloved children viz., John C. Covington, David A. Covington, Jesse B. Covington and Ann Powell their heirs and assigns, all the

   balance of my property, both real and personal estate including the following Negro Salves, viz., Rachel, Adam, Levi, Sandy, Caroline, Molly, Jethro, Harriett &

   Nancy together with their increase, and all the property which I have herein before given my wife Hannah. I again repeat that at her death I give it to my children

   before named, their heirs and assigns, to be equally divided among them and for the division to be made by my executors choosing three men of

   respectability and discretion disinterested for them to allot, value and divide the property, except where a sale is necessary, then my executors in their

   discretion may sell.

  

   “The property heretofore given my children & which I put them in possession of, to wit, to my son John C. Covington a Negro boy Bob and land heretofore given

    him and now in his possession and to D. A. Covington a Negro girl Tamey, and other property and money to my son Jesse B. Covington a Negro girl Stacy,

   and other property and money, to Ann Powell a Negro woman Cordney, and child Edmund I consider was about equal; I desire that each one remain in


   possession of their rights to the same without any further reckoning hereby confirming and approving of any trades or transfers which have been made of the

   same.

  

   “Lastly, I appoint my sons John C. Covington and David A. Covington & son-in-law William Powella executors to this my last will and testament and request

   them to act as such. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal in the presence of two witnesses who in the presence of

   each other and in my presence have witnessed the same, this the 3rd day of June AD 1850. B. C. Covington (seal) William L. Covington and Edwin P.

   Covington.

  

   Codicil. Having purchased of Alfred Dockery on the 28th day of December 1851 a small piece of land containing twenty five acres and adjoining my house

   tract and on which is situate the gum spring, it has become necessary for me to annex a supplement or codicil to my last will and testament, for the purpose of

   making known what disposition I wish made of said land.

  

   “It is then my will and desire that this 25 acres (and for a better description of it, reference is hereby made to its registration in Book W, Page 159 of the

   Register’s Office) be added to the land already given unto my beloved wife Hannah & to remain hers for and during her natural life, and at her death to be

   equally divided between my chidlren, Jno. C. Covington, David A. Covington, Jesse B. Covington & Ann Powell and their heirs and assigns forever.

  

   “In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of Wm. F. Leak and Robert J. Steele, Sen’r Septembe 20th, 1851. B. C. Covington

   (x his mark) (seal). Proven in open court at July Term 1855 by Wm. L. Covington.(Last updated: 07/06/2020 20:29:27)

      JESSE B COVINGTON. Ref: 11551. Born around 1805 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy, Ref: 11549

      JOHN COULTER COVINGTON. Ref: 11550. Born around 1808 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy, Ref: 11549

      DAVID ANDERSON COVINGTON. Ref: 11554. Born 18 Oct 1809 at Monroe NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy, Ref: 11549

      ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11552. Born around 1811 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy, Ref: 11549

      BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11553. Born during 1813 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy, Ref: 11549


   WILLIAM WALL COVINGTON. Ref: 5745. Born: 16 Jan 1777 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy

   Love, Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: 1 Apr 1799 at Richmond Co NC to Covington, Mary Smith 11334. Died: 14 Jul 1858 at Richmond Co NC aged 81.  Known as

   Uncle Billy. Buried at Zion Methodist Cemetery, 3 miles west of Rockingham NC. (Elbert E Covington 1980). See also William (11267) as there is

   considerable confusion regarding these 2 supposed sons of John Covington (11255).

  

   It is possible that Mary had a previous marriage because William's will of

   1858 mentions two step-children, Elizabeth Covington and Mial (or Miles) Covington (Pioneers, planters and preachers : Gathings, Covington, Sanford,

   Murphy, Compere and related lines by Lee Jones and Cinda Sue Gathings Jones in 2011)(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      MILES CLEMENT COVINGTON. Ref: 15963. Born 18 Sep 1797 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref:

      11334

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 5747. Born 22 Sep 1798 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      WILLIAM LITTLE COVINGTON. Ref: 5749. Born 5 May 1802 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 5750. Born 15 Sep 1804 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      ANN POYTHRESS COVINGTON. Ref: 11523. Born 15 Sep 1804 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref:

      11334

      HENRY A COVINGTON. Ref: 5751. Born 27 Jul 1806 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      WILEY J COVINGTON. Ref: 5752. Born 29 Oct 1807 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      JOHN POYTHRESS COVINGTON. Ref: 5753. Born 7 May 1809 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      MARY AMY COVINGTON. Ref: 5754. Born 18 May 1814 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      CHARLOTTE COVINGTON. Ref: 5755. Born 23 May 1816 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      JAMES AUGUSTUS COVINGTON. Ref: 5756. Born 4 Jan 1818 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      MARTHA WALL COVINGTON. Ref: 5757. Born 4 May 1819 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      JAMES P COVINGTON. Ref: 11951. Born during 1819 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334

      ALEXANDER ALL COVINGTON. Ref: 5758. Born 6 Apr 1822 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith, Ref: 11334


   HENRY LAWSON COVINGTON. Ref: 11495. Born: 1780- 1781 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy

   Love, Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: 10 Dec 1797 at Rockingham NC to Stone, Winifred 15329. Died: 11 Mar 1815 at New Orleans LA aged 34.  Joined

   Tennessee Forces in War of 1812, died in Camp Henderson, New Orleans, Jefferson Parish LA.

  

   “In the name of God Amen, I Henry Covington of the County of Robertson and State of Tennessee, be-ing of sound mind and memory thanks to God for the

   same calling unto mind the mortality of my body do make and constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament in manner following: “My body to be

   buried in common form without pomp or parade.

  

   “1. I give to beloved wife Winney the tract of land whereon I now live, containing 330 acres during her life time, together with my stock of horses, cattle, hogs

   and farming utensils and household furniture, except property after mentioned. After my wife’s death the land to be equally divided between sons Leroy,

   Nichols, Henry Lawson and should my wife had had a son in my absence as she was in a state of pregnancy then he is to share an equal division in the land

   with the above named boys.

  

   “2. I give to my son Leroy a certain 3 year old horse colt called Stack and to my son Nichols a certain year old filly by him claimed and I desire the old mare to

   be put to a horse next spring and the first colt she brings my son Henry Lawson to have. The old mare to be the property of my wife forever.

  

   “3. A certain roan mare I direct to be sold by my executors at their discretion and the money arising from the estate to go towards the educating of my children.

   The executors to pay particular attention to the schooling of my children.

  

   “4. I request that any stock over and above what is necessary to support of my family may be divided to the discretion of my executors to that use.

  

   “5. And as touching my slaves Nan and her children Tach and Polly, I leave to my wife during her lifetime, at her death to be equally divided between my

   daughters, Susanna, Elizabeth Lucy, Polly, Charlotte and Harrett and should my wife have a daughter since I left home as she was in state of pregnancy then it

   is to share equal division with other daughters.

  

   “6. Should Nan (Slave) have more children, my eldest daughter should have use of first child, my second daughter the use of second child and so on according

   to age, at death of my wife and the whole of the negroes to be equally divided among my daughters above named.

  

   “7. As touching estate coming from my father, supposed to be about $400.00, one half of which I give my sons equally divided, between them as they become

   of age, the other half in like manner among my daughters.

  

   “8. My wife to give to my daughters as they marry any household furniture which she can spair.

  

   “9. My rifle gun to be sold and debts which are due me to be collected and the wages which may be-come due for my services in the present campain to be

   collected and my lawful debts to be paid and the balance to my wife.

  

   “10. I appoint my beloved wife and Stephen Cole, my executrix and executor.“

   9 May 1815 Henry Covington, “Witnessed: William Pate & James Doss, “Proven in open Court August Term 1815."(Last updated: 07/06/2020 20:29:27)

      SUSANNA COVINGTON. Ref: 16773. Born around 1797 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

      LEROY COVINGTON. Ref: 15330. Born 28 Jan 1799 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

      ELIZABETH LUCY COVINGTON. Ref: 16774. Born during 1799 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

      NICHOLAS C COVINGTON. Ref: 7556. Born 20 May 1800 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

      HARRIETT COVINGTON. Ref: 16777. Born during 1801 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

      HENRY LAWSON COVINGTON. Ref: 16778. Born 10 Aug 1803 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

      LUCY COVINGTON. Ref: 22650. Born during 1808 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329


      POLLY COVINGTON. Ref: 16775. Born around 1808 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

      CHARLOTTE COVINGTON. Ref: 16776. Born around 1812 at Robertson TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred, Ref: 15329

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11491. Born: around 1782 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love,

   Mother Ref: 11437.    Thought to have died young(Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:49:54)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11490. Born: during 1783 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love,

   Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: around 1805 at U.S.A. to Cole, John .  Husband born 1762(Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:49:11)

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 11496. Born: during 1786 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love,

   Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: 4 Mar 1800 at Richmond Co NC to Smith, James Benjamin .  Had daughters, Caroline Smith, who married William Hampton

   Covington (11529) & Rebecca Ann Smith who married Thomas Preston Covington (11530)(Last updated: 23/04/2009 10:38:52)

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 11488. Born: around 1788 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love,

   Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: around 1814 at Richmond Co NC to Cole, Nancy Rock 11489.  (Last updated: 10/11/2001 17:51:46)

   THOMAS B COVINGTON. Ref: 11497. Born: during 1790 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter, Father Ref: 11255. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love,

   Mother Ref: 11437.  Mar: during 1810 at Rockingham NC to Thomas, Jane 11738. 2nd Mar: during 1825 at Rockingham NC to Stancill, Louisa 11749. Died:

   24 Aug 1857 at Rockingham NC aged 67.  Known as Big Tommy.(Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:54:30)

      JOHN THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11744. Born 18 Aug 1813 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      ROBERT DOCKERY COVINGTON. Ref: 11745. Born 2 Aug 1815 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      JAMES WALL COVINGTON. Ref: 11748. Born 27 Dec 1816 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11741. Born 1 May 1817 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      MARTHA ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11747. Born 8 Dec 1818 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      THOMAS THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 11743. Born 4 Jul 1820 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 11746. Born 3 Nov 1822 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11739. Born around 1822 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 11740. Born around 1824 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      HENRIETTE COVINGTON. Ref: 11742. Born around 1825 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane, Ref: 11738

      WILLIAM STANCILL COVINGTON. Ref: 11751. Born 1 May 1826 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa, Ref: 11749

      ALEXANDER COVINGTON. Ref: 11750. Born 3 Apr 1829 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa, Ref: 11749

      CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS COVINGTON. Ref: 11754. Born 30 Jun 1832 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa, Ref:

      11749

      ELIZABETH C COVINGTON. Ref: 12540. Born 27 May 1834 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa, Ref: 11749

      HENRY A COVINGTON. Ref: 11752. Born 2 May 1836 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa, Ref: 11749

      HARRIETT C COVINGTON. Ref: 11755. Born 2 Jul 1838 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa, Ref: 11749

   SALATHIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11315. Born: around 1769 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha,

   Mother Ref: 11347.  Mar: around 1795 at Mississippi MS to Mary 12452. Died: during 1826 at Marlboro Co SC aged 57.  Farmer (Holmes County MS

   Census 1850)(Last updated: 03/08/2008 12:15:58)

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 12453. Born around 1810 at Mississippi MS. Mother: Mary, Ref: 12452

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 12454. Born around 1814 at Mississippi MS. Mother: Mary, Ref: 12452


   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 11316. Born: around 1770 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha, Mother

   Ref: 11347.  Mar: around 1793 at North Carolina NC to Welsh or Welch .  (Last updated: 03/08/2008 12:15:58)

      SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 14462. Born around 1796 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Welsh or Welch, Ref: 0

   BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 11380. Born: around 1771 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha,

   Mother Ref: 11347.   Died: during 1824 at North Carolina NC aged 53.  (Last updated: 17/10/2001 17:32:00)

   ELIJAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11317. Born: around 1773 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha, Mother Ref:

    11347.  Mar: around 1800 at South Carolina SC to Pankey, Elizabeth 11318.  (Last updated: 03/08/2008 12:15:58)

   JOHN L COVINGTON. Ref: 11321. Born: during 1775 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha, Mother

   Ref: 11347.  Mar: around 1800 at Rockingham NC to Jones, Mary Nancy 14460. Died: 3 Jun 1850 at Richmond Co NC aged 75.  Wife was from Jones

   Creek.(Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

      WILLIAM RILEY COVINGTON. Ref: 12032. Born 15 Jan 1808 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Jones, Mary Nancy, Ref: 14460

      THOMAS JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 12534. Born during 1810 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Jones, Mary Nancy, Ref: 14460

   SAMUEL S COVINGTON. Ref: 11319. Born: during 1776 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha,

   Mother Ref: 11347.  Mar: around 1820 at North Carolina NC to Pankey, Lucy 11320. Died: 13 Jun 1852 at Marlboro Co SC aged 76.  (Last updated:

   24/08/2009 17:09:33)

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 14495. Born during 1821 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy, Ref: 11320

      ALFRED COVINGTON. Ref: 14496. Born 24 Jan 1829 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy, Ref: 11320

      NOAH LUTHER COVINGTON. Ref: 14497. Born during 1832 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy, Ref: 11320

      ELIJAH COVINGTON. Ref: 14494. Born during 1835 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy, Ref: 11320

   ASA COVINGTON. Ref: 11323. Born: around 1781 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha, Mother Ref:

   11347.  Mar: around 1803 at Marlboro Co SC to Tarbutton, Rebecca 11324.  (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

   NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 16134. Born: around 1782 at Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha, Mother

   Ref: 11347.  Mar: 21 May 1800 at Richmond Co NC to Thomas, Robert .  (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:00:22)

   RUBY COVINGTON. Ref: 11322. Born: around 1783 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha, Mother Ref:

   11347.  Mar: around 1805 at Marlboro Co SC to Tarbutton, Ruben .  (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)


   BEXLEY N COVINGTON. Ref: 11325. Born: during 1790 at Rockingham NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11281. Mother: Roe, Martha, Mother

   Ref: 11347.  Mar: during 1807 at North Carolina NC to Hunter, Mary Ann 11381. 2nd Mar: around 1832 at Richmond Co NC to Mason, Elizabeth 14463. 3rd

   Mar: 25 Sep 1851 at Richmond Co NC to Sneed, Martha 14464. Died: during 1860 at Richmond Co NC aged 70.  (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

      WILEY HUNTER COVINGTON. Ref: 15361. Born 18 Dec 1808 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      WYATT N COVINGTON. Ref: 15362. Born 1809- 1810 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 15363. Born around 1813 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      WESLEY H COVINGTON. Ref: 15364. Born around 1815 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      MARTIN D COVINGTON. Ref: 11963. Born 1815- 1816 at South Carolina SC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      HARRIET COVINGTON. Ref: 15365. Born 11 Dec 1817 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      LEMUEL SALATHIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 15366. Born around 1820 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      ELIJAH C COVINGTON. Ref: 15367. Born around 1823 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann, Ref: 11381

      HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 16383. Born during 1833 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth, Ref: 14463

      REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 16384. Born during 1835 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth, Ref: 14463

      ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 16385. Born during 1842 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth, Ref: 14463

      JOSEPH E COVINGTON. Ref: 16386. Born during 1845 at Richmond Co NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth, Ref: 14463

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 16387. Born during 1846 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth, Ref: 14463

      SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 16388. Born during 1853 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Sneed, Martha, Ref: 14464

   ELI COVINGTON. Ref: 15927. Born: during 1780 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Nathaniel, Father Ref: 11338. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 21660. 

   Mar: around 1800 at Dover DE  to Griffin, Lydia 15928.  (Last updated: 18/08/2009 12:48:21)

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 15929. Born around 1800 at Dover DE . Mother: Griffin, Lydia, Ref: 15928

      NATHANIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 15930. Born around 1802 at Duck Creek, Kent DE. Mother: Griffin, Lydia, Ref: 15928


   JOHN V COVINGTON. Ref: 10784. Born: during 1775 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: 16 Feb 1796 at Rutherford Co NC to Covington, Susannah P 10783. Died: during 1837 at Amite Co MS aged 62.  The John V. Covington, Jr.

   who married the daughter of Thomas (10778), Susanna in 1796 may well have been John's son and first cousin of the bride. They lived after marriage at

   Carnesville GA. Will of 1837 is located in the courthouse at Liberty MS.

  

   John moved to Georgia sometime after 1796. It is believed several Covington families moved to Georgia during the same period. He served in the War of

   1812, during the year of 1814. His service commenced on November 21, 1814, and was to expire on May 20, 1815. He was in Company C, Riflemen, 4th

   Regiment of the Georgia Militia. Company Commander was Captain Adam G. Saffold. Battalion Commander was Lt. Col. Jones.

  

   The company pay roll shows his service actually expired on May 6, 1815, at Ft. Hawkins. His time of service was charged as 5 months, 23 days. He was paid

   travel pay from his home to the rendevous with his company, and back. Distance from his home to the rendevous was 60 miles, therefore the round trip

   distance was 120 miles. He was allowed 8 days for the round trip. He was paid $46.65 travel pay. A company muster roll shows he was present at Camp

   Hope on December 10, 1814.

  

   Another company muster roll shows he was present but sick at Camp 3 Mile Creek on March 1, 1815. After the war, John moved his family to Amite County,

   Mississippi.

  

   Heirs named in the will of John Covington, signed September 10, 1837; probated July 23, 1838: Sons John R. Covington, Thomas Covington, and William

   Covington. Daughters Nancy L. Covington, Mary E. Whittaker, and Susan E. Williams. Grandchildren Frederick, John, and Jane Brasill (apparently children of

   a deceased daughter).

  

   Last Will & testament of John V Covington Sr Deceased: "I John Covington of the County of Amite in the state of Mississippi being in sound mind do make

   and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time herebefore made, and first I desire that my body

   be decently interred, and as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to intrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows. First I direct that all my just debts

   be paid as soon as possible after my death out of the first moneys that shall come into the hands of my Executor from any portion of my personal estate.

  

   To my son, John R. Covington, I give and bequeath all my lands containing one hundred and forty-four and 01/100 acres. Out of which land it is my will that the

   said John R. Covington do pay his sister, Nancy L. Covington, one hundred and fifty dollars. To my son, Thomas Covington, I bequeath one cow or the value of

   one cow. To Mary E. Whittaker, my daughter, I bequeath one cow or the value of one cow. To my daughter, Susan E. Williams, I give one cow or the value of

   one cow. To my grandchildren, Frederick, John, and John Brasill, I give the sum of twenty dollars in money or in property as best suits their convenience.

  

   To my son, William Covington, I give one cow or the value of one cow. After all my debts are paid it is my will that all my personal property not mentioned in my

   last will and testament be divided equally between my wife Susan P. and my son John R. and Nancy L. Covington, and I do hereby appoint my son, John R.

   Covington, Executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of September in the year A.D. 1837.

   Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us who have subscribed in the presence of each other. John Covington, Thomas & Mary McDonald, Riley

   Cockerham - State of Mississippi, Amite County, Probate Court, July Term, 1838

  

   This day came in open court Thomas McDonald and Mary McDonald who being duly sworn disposeth and said that they saw John Covington sign seal and

   deliver the within instrument and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that they together with the other subscribing

   witness signed the same as witness at his request in the presence of the Testor and in presence of each other. Sworn to in open court this 23rd July, 1838.

   Thomas & Mary McDonald, J.R. Davis."

  

   Research Notes: 1820 Census of Amite County, Mississippi, page 30: John Covington males, 1 under 10, 1 10-16, 2 16-26, 1 45 and over. females, 1 under

   10, 3 10-16, 1 45 and over.

  

   The 1830 Census of Amite County, Mississippi shows John Covington and his son William Covington were still living in Amite County. William was married

   and living seven houses away. John's son, Thomas Covington, was married and living in an adjoining county, Franklin County, Mississippi. 12

  

   Marriage Notes: John and Sussanah were married and living in Fayette Didtrict, Richmond County, North Carolina, at the time the first census of the United

   States was taken in 1790. There were no children in the household at the time. They are presumed to have been married only a short while at that time.(Last


   updated: 05/01/2002 15:01:46)

      THOMAS B COVINGTON. Ref: 10820. Born Dec 1796 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P, Ref: 10783

      NANCY L COVINGTON. Ref: 10812. Born around 1798 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P, Ref: 10783

      JOHN R COVINGTON. Ref: 10819. Born around 1799 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P, Ref: 10783

      ELINOR COVINGTON. Ref: 12212. Born around 1800 at Georgia GA. Mother: Covington, Susannah P, Ref: 10783

      MARY E COVINGTON. Ref: 10823. Born around 1803 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P, Ref: 10783

      SUSAN E COVINGTON. Ref: 10824. Born around 1805 at Rutherford NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P, Ref: 10783

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 10825. Born around 1807 at Ruther Glen VA. Mother: Covington, Susannah P, Ref: 10783

   MILLY COVINGTON. Ref: 13038. Born: around 1775 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: around 1797 at South Carolina SC to Walton, Pleasant .  (Last updated: 17/04/2002 22:53:25)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11265. Born: around 1776 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: during 1799 at Bennettsville SC to Selman, Nancy 11823. Died: 7 Jan 1850 at Desoto MS aged 73.  Buried at Jeremiah Covington Cemetery, nr

    DeSoto, Mississippi. He served in the War of 1812 from Lincoln County GA. (info from Harvey & Sara Causey) (Marleen Covington - Roots Web)(Last

   updated: 13/06/2002 18:37:23)

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 11282. Born 7 Mar 1802 at Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Selman, Nancy, Ref: 11823

      JEREMIAH B COVINGTON. Ref: 12205. Born 24 Jan 1808 at Jackson GA. Mother: Selman, Nancy, Ref: 11823

      LARKIN PERRIPOINT COVINGTON. Ref: 13808. Born 8 Dec 1809 at Robinson NC. Mother: Selman, Nancy, Ref: 11823

      JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 8694. Born around 1818 at Rankin MS. Mother: Selman, Nancy, Ref: 11823

      LUCINDA COVINGTON. Ref: 13809. Born during 1823 at Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Selman, Nancy, Ref: 11823

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 12213. Born: 14 Dec 1777 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother

   Ref: 17825.  Mar: during 1804 at Georgia GA to Selman, James .  Known as Betsey. Husband born 1770, died 1847. He was son of Jeremiah and Nancy

   SelmanThey had one son William Covington Selman. (info from Harvey & Sara Causey)(Last updated: 02/01/2002 14:24:53)

   THOMAS P COVINGTON. Ref: 12214. Born: around 1781 at Amelia Co VA. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: 23 Nov 1807 at Lincoln Co GA to May, Elizabeth 12222. Died: 13 Apr 1815 at Mobile AL aged 34.  Thought to have died from injuries sustained

   in the War of 1812. (info from Harvey & Sara Causey). (info from Jacob L Bateman III Mar 2003 - LeBateman@worldnet.att.net)(Last updated: 18/04/2002

   19:23:15)

      SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 15480. Born during 1808 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: May, Elizabeth, Ref: 12222

      ANDERSON COVINGTON. Ref: 15481. Born during 1810 at Marlboro Co SC. Mother: May, Elizabeth, Ref: 12222

      NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 15482. Born during 1812 at Lincoln Co GA. Mother: May, Elizabeth, Ref: 12222

      THOMAS P COVINGTON. Ref: 14106. Born during 1814 at Lincoln Co GA. Mother: May, Elizabeth, Ref: 12222

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 12216. Born: during 1788 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: around 1809 at Georgia GA to Cullefea, Nancy 12221.  (info from Harvey & Sara Causey)(Last updated: 02/01/2002 14:26:55)

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 15524. Born during 1828 at Georgia GA. Mother: Delilah, Ref: 12220

      WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 15525. Born during 1830 at Georgia GA. Mother: Delilah, Ref: 12220


   FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 12217. Born: around 1789 at Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: around 1811 at Georgia GA to Dennis, Samuel .  (Last updated: 18/04/2002 19:23:15)

   ALLEY COVINGTON. Ref: 12215. Born: during 1791 at Georgia GA. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref: 17825. 

   Mar: around 1813 at Georgia GA to Miles, Marshall . Died: during 1870 at Union Par LA aged 79.  Husband was recorded as being a Marshall (info from

   Harvey & Sara Causey).

  

   Subsequent info from a descendent Annette O'Brien (aobrien1@swbell.net) in May 2009, suggests she moved from Georgia to Union Parish Louisiana with

   her son Ebenezer & that censuses consistently record her as being born in Georgia.

  

   Her son was married to Jane A Covington (ref14662)(Last updated: 15/07/2009 13:52:04)

   DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 11134. Born: during 1795 at Lincoln Co GA. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: 24 Dec 1817 at Lincoln Co GA to Bussey, Ann 11135. Died: during 1859 at Uchee AL aged 64.  (info from Harvey & Sara Causey). Appeared in

    1830 Census as living in Montgomery AL(Last updated: 05/02/2009 16:20:41)

      RASPBERRY E COVINGTON. Ref: 14659. Born during 1818 at Lincoln GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann, Ref: 11135

      JOHN NELSON COVINGTON. Ref: 14660. Born during 1820 at Lincoln GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann, Ref: 11135

      SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 20053. Born during 1823 at Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann, Ref: 11135

      WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 5815. Born 24 Dec 1824 at Russell Co AL. Mother: Bussey, Ann, Ref: 11135

      CHARLES THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 14663. Born 18 Mar 1828 at Lincoln GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann, Ref: 11135

      JONATHAN M COVINGTON. Ref: 14664. Born Dec 1832 at Lincoln GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann, Ref: 11135

      JANE ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 14662. Born during 1837 at Lincoln GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann, Ref: 11135

   NEWBELL COVINGTON. Ref: 12218. Born: around 1795 at Georgia GA. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: around 1817 at Georgia GA to Thurfey .  (Last updated: 05/02/2009 16:20:41)

   MARSHALL COVINGTON. Ref: 12219. Born: 4 Jul 1800 at Americus GA. Father: Covington, William, Father Ref: 11350. Mother: Polly, Mary, Mother Ref:

   17825.  Mar: around 1818 at Pike Co GA to Delilah 12220. Died: 2 Oct 1879 at Clopton AL aged 79.  (info from Harvey & Sara Causey). He raised his

   brother Thomas P's 3 children after his death in 1815. He is buried in Clopton Cemetery, Dale AL. (James Lee Weaver Family Tree)(Last updated:

   18/04/2002 19:23:15)

      PERRY RANSOM COVINGTON. Ref: 14688. Born 24 Dec 1818 at Pike Co GA. Mother: Delilah, Ref: 12220

      ARMOND E COVINGTON. Ref: 15522. Born 20 Jan 1837 at Georgia GA. Mother: Delilah, Ref: 12220

      MARTHA E COVINGTON. Ref: 15523. Born during 1843 at Georgia GA. Mother: Delilah, Ref: 12220


   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11145. Born: around 1782 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward, Father Ref: 11357. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Mother Ref:

   12884.  Mar: 25 Jun 1812 at Crawfordsville OH to Hollingsworth, Mary 11146. Died: 15 Apr 1831 at Champaign Co OH aged 49.  In 1870 Census was living

   at Queen Annes Co MD, in Union Twsp, Logan Co, OH and in1830 census at Harrison Twsp, Champaign Co OH.

  

   After his death in 1833 his younger children became under the guardianship of James Cavinaugh. (Duane Covington Family Tree)(Last updated: 11/04/2002

   18:24:41)

      EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 12889. Born during 1812 at Tippecanoe Co IN. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary, Ref: 11146

      ELIZA COVINGTON. Ref: 12890. Born around 1818 at Champaign Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary, Ref: 11146

      MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 12891. Born around 1821 at Champaign Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary, Ref: 11146

      ISAAC M COVINGTON. Ref: 11147. Born 23 Aug 1826 at Crawfordsville OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary, Ref: 11146

      WILLIAM M COVINGTON. Ref: 12892. Born around 1827 at Logan Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary, Ref: 11146

      JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 12893. Born around 1831 at Logan Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary, Ref: 11146

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 12885. Born: 11 Mar 1785 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward, Father Ref: 11357. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Mother Ref:

   12884.  Mar: 15 Jan 1815 at Champaign Co OH to Kavanaugh, Anna 17277.  Appears in 1820 Union Twsp, Logan Co OH census, and then in 1830 Harrison

   Twsp, Champaign Co OH census. He was in the War of 1812(Last updated: 11/04/2002 11:17:09)

   ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 17278. Born: around 1793 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward, Father Ref: 11357. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Mother Ref:

   12884.  Mar: 19 Dec 1824 at Logan Co OH to Blaylock, Vachel .  Her daughter Anne Blaylock was living with Anna Covington (wife of her brother Henry) in

   Logan Co OH in 1850.(Last updated: 08/05/2010 18:30:52)

   ELI COVINGTON. Ref: 12886. Born: 1 Oct 1796 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward, Father Ref: 11357. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Mother Ref: 12884.

    Mar: 24 Jun 1817 at Champaign Co OH to Kavanaugh, Margery 12888. 2nd Mar: 3 Jan 1851 at Edgar Co IL to Hollingsworth, Mary 11146. Died: 13 Jun

   1882 at Marion Co IO aged 85.  Appears in 1820 Union Twsp, Logan Co OH census, and then in 1830 Harrison Twsp, Champaign Co OH census.(Last

   updated: 10/05/2010 07:34:28)

      MARTHA COVINGTON. Ref: 12894. Born around 1825 at Ohio OH. Mother: Kavanaugh, Margery, Ref: 12888

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 12887. Born: around 1801 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward, Father Ref: 11357. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Mother Ref:

   12884.  Mar: around 1815 at Logan OH to Kenton, William . Died: during 1824 at Logan Co OH aged 23.  Husband was son of James & Rachel Kenton. They

   had a son James Kenton born 13 Aug 1818 at Zanesfield, Logan OH. (info from Becky Pyle - becky@ctcn.net - Oct 2003)(Last updated: 04/06/2004

   RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 17279. Born: around 1802 at Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward, Father Ref: 11357. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah, Mother Ref:

   12884.  Mar: 19 Jun 1817 at Champaign Co OH to Kavanaugh, James .  (Last updated: 08/05/2010 18:33:56)

   WILLIAM M COVINGTON. Ref: 15273. Born: 31 Oct 1789 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Simon, Father Ref: 11505. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 15903.  Mar: 24 Oct 1812 at North Carolina NC to Bailey, Elizabeth 15274. Died: 10 Nov 1828 at Anson Co NC aged 39.  (Last updated:

   22/01/2019 16:17:57)

      JOHN BAILEY COVINGTON. Ref: 15280. Born 14 Sep 1813 at Anson NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274

      EMELIA COVINGTON. Ref: 15275. Born 17 Apr 1815 at Anson NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274

      NANCY COVINGTON. Ref: 15276. Born 27 Jan 1817 at Anson NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 15277. Born 21 May 1819 at Anson NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274

      WILLIAM C COVINGTON. Ref: 15278. Born 6 Jan 1821 at Anson NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274

      MARY MARGARET COVINGTON. Ref: 15279. Born 16 Jun 1824 at Anson NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274

      LOUISA C COVINGTON. Ref: 21302. Born during 1827 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274

      BENJAMIN T COVINGTON. Ref: 15256. Born 14 Aug 1828 at Anson NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth, Ref: 15274


   ELIJAH C COVINGTON. Ref: 15266. Born: 23 May 1794 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Simon, Father Ref: 11505. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 15903.  Mar: around 1814 at North Carolina NC to Bailey, Margaret 15265. 2nd Mar: around 1843 at Anson Co NC to Hooker, Hannah 15902.

   Died: 20 Sep 1859 at Wadesboro NC aged 65.  Buried at Bennett Cemetery, Wadesboro NC. (Information on Elijah and his wives and children is taken from

   a family record in possession of Miss Hattie May Covington of Wadesboro, North Carolina. It was written by her father, Benjamin Gaston Covington.)(Last

   updated: 18/08/2009 12:43:42)

      ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 15282. Born 28 Apr 1815 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      JAMES MELTON COVINGTON. Ref: 15283. Born 12 Oct 1817 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      SORENA COVINGTON. Ref: 15284. Born 12 May 1823 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      ELIJAH C COVINGTON. Ref: 15285. Born 27 Nov 1824 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      BENJAMIN F COVINGTON. Ref: 15286. Born 19 Oct 1826 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      MARGARET H COVINGTON. Ref: 15287. Born 19 Sep 1828 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      EMILINE COVINGTON. Ref: 15288. Born 9 May 1830 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      WILLIAM T COVINGTON. Ref: 15289. Born 19 Jan 1832 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      RISTON B COVINGTON. Ref: 15290. Born 1 Jun 1833 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      ANN ADLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 15291. Born 13 May 1835 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      ELIJAH ANDREW COVINGTON. Ref: 15294. Born 9 Mar 1838 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      JOHN W COVINGTON. Ref: 15292. Born 9 Nov 1839 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      NANCY H COVINGTON. Ref: 15293. Born 20 Aug 1840 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret, Ref: 15265

      LEMUEL HARDY COVINGTON. Ref: 20576. Born 14 Jan 1844 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Hooker, Hannah, Ref: 15902

      GASTON J COVINGTON. Ref: 16217. Born 27 Oct 1848 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Hooker, Hannah, Ref: 15902

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 11510. Born: around 1760 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11506. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11508.  Mar: around 1786 at Richmond Co NC to Covington, Hannah 15126. Died: 10 Aug 1847 at Richmond KY aged 87.  Some records

   suggest his "parents" were John Blair Boiling, born c.1736 in Queen Anne's Co MD & Mary Martha Jefferson, born around 1741 in Goochland VA (she was

   daughter of Peter Jefferson & Jane Randolph). These same IGI records suggest the Boilings had 17 children, some named Boiling & others named

   Covington(Last updated: 15/10/2019 14:20:41)

      ESTHER COVINGTON. Ref: 11582. Born around 1785 at Stewartsville NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah, Ref: 15126

      SAMUEL S COVINGTON. Ref: 11585. Born around 1786 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah, Ref: 15126

      HENRY W COVINGTON. Ref: 11584. Born 11 Mar 1791 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah, Ref: 15126

      CHARLOTTE COVINGTON. Ref: 11583. Born around 1793 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah, Ref: 15126

      JOHN DOCKERY COVINGTON. Ref: 11581. Born around 1797 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah, Ref: 15126

      MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 11438. Born 14 Oct 1809 at Rockingham NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah, Ref: 15126

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 11509. Born: around 1761 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11506. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth, Mother

    Ref: 11508.    (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:56:45)

   ELIZABETH SANDS COVINGTON. Ref: 11515. Born: 12 Jan 1765 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11506. Mother: Sands,

   Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 11508.  Mar: 24 Apr 1783 at Maryland MD to Easterling, William Silas . Died: 1 Sep 1848 at Maryland MD aged 83.  Had 13

   children(Last updated: 10/05/2010 15:05:56)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 11511. Born: around 1765 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11506. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11508.  Mar: around 1788 at Richmond Co NC to Matthew Poythress 11433.  Known as Sally. Married her first cousin.(Last updated: 10/11/2001

   20:58:08)


   CHARLOTTE COVINGTON. Ref: 16204. Born: around 1766 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11506. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth,

    Mother Ref: 11508.  Mar: around 1788 at Maryland MD to Crawford, Martin Dukes .  (Last updated: 29/08/2009 09:19:22)

      MARY ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 16205. Born around 1789 at Maryland MD. Mother: Covington, Charlotte, Ref: 16204

   PATTY COVINGTON. Ref: 11512. Born: around 1767 at Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11506. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11508.  Mar: around 1788 at Maryland MD to Webb, John Turner .  Husband was son of Keziah Covington (12500) & Robert Webb(Last updated:

    10/11/2001 20:58:47)

   MARY SMITH COVINGTON. Ref: 11334. Born: 9 Jan 1778 at Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Henry, Father Ref: 11506. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 11333.  Mar: 1 Apr 1799 at Richmond Co NC to Covington, William Wall 5745. Died: 19 Oct 1839 at Rockingham NC aged 61.  Known as Polly.

   She married her cousin William Wall "Uncle Billy" Covington  - 1/4/1799 according to letters written by Bessie Covington Davis. She is buried at the Zion

   Cemetery, Rockingham, Richmond NC

  

   It is possible that Mary had a previous marriage because William's will of

   1858 mentions two step-children, Elizabeth Covington and Mial (or Miles) Covington (Pioneers, planters and preachers : Gathings, Covington, Sanford,

   Murphy, Compere and related lines by Lee Jones and Cinda Sue Gathings Jones in 2011)(Last updated: 29/09/2001 13:08:39)

   MARY ELLEN COVINGTON. Ref: 22331. Born: 5 Aug 1918 at Hearme TX. Father: Covington, James Randall, Father Ref: 22329. Mother: Crenan, Mary J,