WILLIAM COVINGTON (2642). Born: about 1593 at Harrold, Bedfordshire

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  GENERATION   One

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2642). Born: about 1593 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father: not known (0). Mother: not known (0). Mar: about 1615

in England to name not known (). Died: about 1638 in Bedfordshire aged 45. The Harrold History website reports the following "The

Covington Family: American Colonists and Pioneers"

 

Many of the U.S. Covington family can be traced back in Harrold to Elizabethan times when William Covington was born in the village in

around 1593. There were Covingtons in other parts of North Beds, including Bedford and nearby Turvey and, of course, in the village of

Covington just across the county border in the Kimbolton part of Huntingdonshire.

 

We know little of the early life of William in Harrold or of his wife, but a son George was born in 1617 and sadly died that same year. In

November 1618 a second son William was born and eventually there were three more children, Joan, Hannah and Robert. The family all

grew up in Harrold and in 1639 William was married in nearby Pavenham to Ann. Within the first few years of this marriage Ann died and,

sometime in the 1640s, William emigrated to America (this coincided with The English Civil War).

 

Today there are more than a thousand names of the direct descendants of the Harrold branch stemming from “William Covington the

Immigrant”. Within this single branch of a family is the story of the making of America – early settlements in Virginia and the Carolinas,

wagon train migration to Tennessee and to Missouri, and military involvement in the Revolutionary War the Mexican War, the American Civil

 War (on both sides) and two world wars. Between these major events ordinary people were involved in farming, setting up businesses,

missionary involvement in the churches, public service, academic life and, even, rocket science. The Harrold branch of the Covingtons

certainly played its part in the foundation of modern America. (info from Benjamin Johnson, descendent of Ann Covington and Thomas

Hawkins) (Last updated: 29/05/2002 17:35:37)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2639). Born during 1617 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Mother: not known (0)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3345). Born 15 Nov 1618 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Mother: not known (0)

JOAN COVINGTON (2640). Born mid 1620 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Mother: not known (0)

HANNAH COVINGTON (2641). Born late 1626 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Mother: not known (0)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3254). Born late 1635 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Mother: not known (0)

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  GENERATION   Two

GEORGE COVINGTON (2639). Born: during 1617 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2642). Mother: not known (0).

Died: Nov 1617 in Harrold, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 14 Nov 1617 at Harrold. Buried 28 November 1617 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (3345). Born: 15 Nov 1618 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2642). Mother: not known (0). Mar:

 about 1639 in Pavenham, Bedfordshire to Ann (4024). 2nd Mar: about 1644 in Essex Co VA to Haywarton, Dorothy (6169). Died: 4 Nov

1696 in Essex Co VA aged 78. Christened: 15 Nov 1618 at Harrold.

 

The Harrold History website reports the following "The Covington Family: American Colonists and Pioneers": In 1639 William was married

in nearby Pavenham to Ann. Within the first few years of this marriage Ann died and, sometime in the early 1640s, William emigrated to

America (this coincided with The English Civil War).

 

We know that he was transported to Virginia as an indentured emigrant and that his transportation had been arranged by brothers John and

 George Mott. He arrived in the colony of Virginia (possibly Lancaster County, later known as Old Rappahannock County, now known as

Essex County). The Mott brothers were agents in recruiting and shipping colonists for Virginia and for this service they received a patent for

15,564 acres of land on waters draining into the Rappahannock River on 17 October, 1670. This was for 313 indentured workers known as

“headrights”. William’s name was on that list and so too was the name of Thomas Howerton (born in England around 1640 and shipped to

Virginia in the 1660s.

 

Thomas and William became partners and William subsequently married Dorothy Howerton who was probably Thomas’s sister.

 

William and Dorothy Covington raised a family. Thomas and William were obviously involved in the tobacco trade because in 1670 they

purchased a small part of the Mott plantation for 3,000 pounds of tobacco. Originally this was for 300 acres, but by 1683 the partners had

together acquired 1000 acres and they then divided this up by an “Agreement between Howerton and Covington to divide land from Mr.

Mott. Howerton to have land on the south side and Covington to have land on the north side of Dragon Swamp”( 4th April 1683).

 

The Dragon Swamp is also Known as the Dragon Run; it is a stream which flows into a tidal tributary of Chesapeake Bay. In 1607 it was

first explored by Captain John Smith and became a popular area for settlement in the 1640s by what are still referred to in Virginia as the

Cavaliers.

 

William Covington’s will was made in 1696 and proved the next year when he died at the age of 78. He left the plantation, which by then

included a mill known as Covington’s Mill, to his three sons. A daughter and a grand-daughter each received a cow.

 

William Covington was probably the first person from Harrold to set foot in the New World. His arrival in the 1640s was just over 20 years

after the Pilgrim Fathers had made their epic journey to New England and when settlement in Virginia was in its infancy. Other members of

the Covington family later came from England. Nehemiah Covington from the Huntingdonshire village of that name arrived in the 1660s.

 

Said to have received lands in 1670 for transporting emigrants to the colonies. He patented land in 1687 on the Dragon Swamp, between

Covington's swamp and Chaney's swamp, this was known as the Quarter Plantation. And is located south of the present Tappahannock VA.

 

 

He owned 1000 acres called Dragon Run and established Covingtons Mill in 1690 (the mill was rebuilt in 1808 and still stands today in

Essex County)

 

1697 - The will of William Covington dated 4 Nov 1696 was proved in court on 10 May 1697, Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 9, Page

105, attested by Thomas Haywarton & Thomas Watkins.. One of his daughters, name not known, married a William Brothers in 1683. He

left all his land to his wife and 3 (?) sons (Richard, Thomas & William). He also left a cow to one Ellinor Corpe, who may have been his

daughter, although this relationship is not mentioned in the will. A cow was also left to his grand-daughter Mary.

 

(some info from Thomas Falconer book dated 1994 pages 54-68) (additional data from Martin Bryan Covington).

 

The following is an extract from the Howerton Heritage family tree co-edited by John F Howerton & Brian R Howerton

 

 Perhaps our ancestors came to America simply to improve their lot in life and that they certainly did. The period of indentured service

required in payment for transport to the colonies varied from time to time. They were fortunate to have arrived at a time when that period

was at the lowest term found during our research of records. After serving his obligated period of indentured service, Thomas Howerton

settled in (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, on land that straddles the line between present-day Essex and King & Queen Counties,

Virginia. The present village of Howertons, in Essex County, Virginia probably lies on land originally owned by him.

 

The date of the first acquisition of land in Virginia by Thomas Howerton has not been determined; however, in 1670 he and William

Covington sold 300 acres of land they jointly held in (Old) Rappahannock County. The deed refers to both Howerton and Covington as

"Planters"; which would indicate they were established holders and farmers. The ancient Indian trail, Assnamonnock Footpath, crossed their

 land and much of their attention was directed to dealing with the Indians. The Indians occupied a large village nearby until at least 1722.

They raised subsistence crops and were self supporting. Their principal money crop was tobacco. Their casks of tobacco was rolled down

to the Rappahannock River for shipment. The port conveniently located there was regularly visited by ocean going ships. It was called New

Plymouth, which name was changed to Hobbs His Hole in 1680 and was subsequently named Tappahannock.

 

Thomas Howerton and William Covington apparently entered into a compatible partnership soon after Thomas' arrival in America. On 20

May 1674 they purchased 365 additional acres of land near Great Dragon Swamp. The low area in which they had settled was unhealthy,

raw, primitive, and required drainage and clearing. Their partnership continued at least until April 1683, when they divided their land on both

sides and through the swamp. In the years that followed there was a long association and many marriages between descendants of the two

men. Thomas owned considerable land in his own right which fell into Essex and King & Queen Counties upon the discontinuation of (Old)

Rappahannock County in 1692. The part of Great Dragon Swamp in which the land was located is today identified as Dragon Run. This is a

 beautiful area which has been extensively cultivated in the past, but much of which is now covered by second-growth timber.

 

Additional info from submission to Genealogy.com by Anne R Bruce: " descend from Thomas Howerton (often spelled Hayworten, etc.) of

Virginia. In reading your list, here, it refers over and over to Dorothy, the wife of the emigrant William Covington as a daughter of Thomas

Howerton.

 

The Howertons don't have any proof that she was a Howerton but we acknowledge an extremely close friendship between the two men. She

 may have been a sister, but he was, by the existing records and deeds, a single man as late as 1670.

 

If she was not a Howerton, the Covington records should reflect that her last name is unknown.

 

William and Thomas did come to Virginia early, but as indentured servants transported by John and George Mott. This information was

compiled by Howerton researcher, Bryan Howerton, whose work in always documented. The data discovered is:

 

Thomas Howerton was born about 1640 in England, exact location not yet discovered. He came to the Virginia colony about 1663 as he

was one of 313 people claimed as "headrights" by the brothers Mott on 17 October, 1670. The Motts were awarded a Patent for 15,564

acres of land on waters draining into the Rappahannock River as compensation for the indentured people whom they had transported to the

 colony. William Covington, who became a partner of Thomas Howerton, was included in the group of people for whose transport the Motts

received the land patent.

 

So, in or around 1663, the Covington ancestor and the Howerton ancestor arrived together, as indentured men. We don't know the name of

the wife of Thomas Howerton, but we know the first name of the wife of William Covington- it was Dorothy, but she and William were

contemporaries of Thomas Howerton, not younger!

 

By 1670, close to seven years after arrival, William and Dorothy Covington and Thomas 'Haywarton' paid 3000 pounds of tobacco to a

William Richards for 300 acres on Dragon Swamp.

 

We have never established any proof that Dorothy was a Howerton. What is the Covington proof of her surname? Thomas may not have

even been married in 1670, as William and Dorothy sign as husband and wife, and Thomas Howerton signs alone, the deed dated 10

 October, 1670. The land on Dragon Swamp they bought as partners, is a part, evidently of the 15,564 acres that the Motts were awarded.

 

On 3 April, 1683, William Covington and Thomas Howerton were dividing the Dragon Swamp land. The abstract I have seen on this

Agreement to divide omits the name of Dorothy.

 

On 4 April, 1683, "Agreement between Howerton and Covington to divide land from Mr. Mott. Howerton to have land on the south side and

Covington to have land on the north side of Dragon Swamp.

 

On 17 April, 1683; Thomas Howerton witnessed a deed from William Covington to his brothers."

 

The early Old Rappahannock and Essex records are the ones abstracted for all the data above.

 

Can anyone add to any of this?" (abruce@televar.com)

 

Today there are more than a thousand names of the direct descendants of the Harrold branch stemming from “William Covington the

Immigrant”. Genealogical records based on primary sources such as wills, land registration, state and county records and family bibles, etc.

show the spread of these Covingtons through the states of the USA over 13 generations. A random sample of 62 of these Harrold

descendants (all those named William Covington) have revealed that they were born in 12 states of the USA:

 

Virginia 37%, Tennessee 19.5%, Texas 11%, South Carolina 6.5%, Alabama 6.5%, North Carolina 5%, Missouri 5%, Kentucky 3.5%,

Illinois 3.5%, Maryland 1.5%, Mississippi 1.5%, (Last updated: 21/06/2021 12:41:25)

ANN COVINGTON (6186). Born during 1640 in Pavenham, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ann (4024)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (6166). Born 15 Nov 1646 in Lancaster Co VA. Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy (6169)

ELINOR COVINGTON (6187). Born during 1656 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy (6169)

ANNE COVINGTON (25229). Born during 1666 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy (6169)

RICHARD COVINGTON (6181). Born during 1668 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy (6169)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11904). Born about 1670 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy (6169)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6179). Born about 1670 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy (6169)

JOHN COVINGTON (6185). Born 20 May 1674 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy (6169)

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JOAN COVINGTON (2640). Born: mid 1620 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2642). Mother: not known (0). Mar: 2

May 1639 in Cardington, Bedfordshire to Gardner, Thomas (). Died: Jan 1624 in Harrold, Bedfordshire aged 3. Christened: 1 Oct 1620 at

Harrold. (Last updated: 19/02/2021 21:18:32)

 HANNAH COVINGTON (2641). Born: late 1626 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2642). Mother: not known (0). Mar: 9

Oct 1645 in Harrold, Bedfordshire to Knight, Richard (). Christened: 20 Jan 1627 at Harrold. (Last updated: 19/02/2021 21:18:32)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3254). Born: late 1635 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2642). Mother: not known (0). Died:

about 1706 in Virginia VA aged 70. Christened: 8 Jan 1636 at Harrold. (Last updated: 19/02/2021 21:18:32)

  GENERATION   Three

ANN COVINGTON (6186). Born: during 1640 in Pavenham, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Ann (4024). Died:

about 1641 in Bedfordshire aged 1. Christened: 16 Nov 1640 at Pavenham. Thought to have been born to William & Ann in Pavenham, UK

 prior to her father moving to Virginia, USA in early 1640s. It is therefore believed that she died young.. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (6166). Born: 15 Nov 1646 in Lancaster Co VA. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Haywarton, Dorothy

(6169). Mar: about 1682 in Old Rappahannock Co VA to Carroll, Rosamond (6167). Died: 18 Jul 1721 in Essex Co VA aged 75. It is

believed that William was the first Covington to be born in the U.S. Some records show he was born in Old Rappahannock Co VA, but this

county wasn't founded until 1656 from part of Lancaster County, Virginia and became extinct in 1692 when it was divided to form Essex

County and Richmond County, Virginia.

 

Nephew of William Covington (Ref 6168).

 

Www.familysearch.org shows "It's said that he had another wife named Anne/Ann Young (1670 - 1726). And that his marriage to Rosemond

 Carroll (1666 - 1750) was actually in 1685, which would mean that his first 4 children, including Anne Covington, were from an earlier

marriage, which, the dates & name make sense, as it's also very difficult to find any record of an Anne/Ann Covington as a child of

Rosemond Carroll.

But if this is true then how could Anne/Ann Young's death have been in 1726?" - submitted by ShaneMcParland 13 Dec 2020.

 

He owned a grist mill in Essex County, originally known as Covington Mill. A mill exists today on the same site although the name has

changed and the original buildings replaced. He was Captain of the Militia and sub-sheriff of Essex County.

 

His will lists all his children in order of birth and all were under 21 at the time of his death: Will of William Covington, dated 20 Mar 1718,

proved 18 July 1721, Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 3, Page 272, witnessed by William Covington Jnr. In his will he left the grist mill to

his 3 younger sons and a cousin William Covington jr. (info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 21/06/2021 12:41:25)

JOHN COVINGTON (6174). Born about 1695 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (6170). Born about 1695 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

RICHARD COVINGTON (6175). Born about 1697 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

EDMUND COVINGTON (6176). Born 26 Sep 1699 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6171). Born about 1701 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (6172). Born about 1703 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

ANNE COVINGTON (6173). Born about 1705 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6164). Born during 1707 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

SARAH COVINGTON (6177). Born about 1719 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167)

ELINOR COVINGTON (6187). Born: during 1656 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Haywarton,

Dorothy (6169). Mar: about 1670 in Old Rappahannock Co VA to Cooper, John (). Died: during 1696 in Essex Co VA aged 40. (Last

updated: 08/02/2021 16:46:01)

ANNE COVINGTON (25229). Born: during 1666 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Haywarton,

Dorothy (6169). Mar: during 1687 in Stafford Co VA to Jeffries, Thomas (). Died: 11 Apr 1733 in Stafford Co VA aged 67. (Last updated:

20/02/2021 20:26:31)

 RICHARD COVINGTON (6181). Born: during 1668 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Haywarton,

Dorothy (6169). Mar: during 1697 in Essex Co VA to Young, Anne (6183). Died: 19 Jul 1725 in Essex Co VA aged 57. 1698: Essex;

Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, v. 3. 1695-1711 FHL US/CAN 975.5 K2n, [Patent Book No. 9

pages 1-.107.]: Richard Covington, 1091 acs Essex Co 26 Apr 1698 p 150. Adj land of Henry Corbin Esqr, dec'd, 26 Apr 1698 p 150,

crossing the main br of Ware Cr a gr branch of Passatink Cr along Corgin's land by a valley called Solomon's Garden. Granted John

Battaile and Fra Meriwether, 26 Oct 1694, deserted and now granted by order etc. Trans of 23 pers: Hugh Mathews, Jno Hale, Edwd

Enscoe, Ambro Walker, Joseph Beedle, Sarah Beesom, David Bray, Eliza Wever, Nich Lawless, Wm Shannon, Mary Dugtale, Jno Braton

(or Bruton), Saml Jakes or Ickes, Jack, Captain, Daiana, Dick, Harry, Moll, Jac, Doll, Due, Nan. P 21

 

1697-1715 was Under-Sheriff in Essex Co VA and listed as a Gentleman of Justice from 1699-1711. He was also County Surveyor and

Coroner. Was licensed to keep an "ordinary" or a tavern, around 1702 and in same year recorded as a member of the Virginia House of

Burgess (a Colonial Legislature).

 

1700 - Mary, widow of Thomas, Captain Richard Covington and William Sutherland each appointed guardian of one of Thomas's children,

Essex Co Deed Book, Page 75. In 1706, with 5 others, he was granted 8000 acres in the great fork of the Mattapony River. It is also

believed that he travelled with Lewis and Clark on their second expedition.

 

1712 - Richard commissioned Sheriff of Essex County - witnesses William Covington (father) and William Covington Jnr (brother), Virginia

Colonial Abstracts, Vol 8, Page 21.

 

His name also appears in the 22 Oct 1712 - 12 Mar 1712/1713 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, Records, 1703-1706, p 109. William

Griffin, Gent, of the Town of Salem in the County of Salem to my "trusty and welbeloved friend Colo Richard Covington Gent of the County of

Essex" to receive from Timothy Atkinson, late of the Town of Salem in the County of Salem, now living in the County of Essex within the

Colony of Virg'a, L 125.11.07, also authority to sell half interest in a water mill called ffoxhill's mill conveyed to Griffin by Atkinson by deed

dated 21 Oct 1712. s/William Griffin. Wit: Salvatore Muscoe, Wm. Covington, Jr. Rec. 12 Mar 1712/1713. (Extracted by C H ammett from

Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 118) (info from Bryan

Covington 2002)

 

Will of 1725 - PP 160-161. Will of Richard Covington of St. Ann's Parish, dated 24 Mar 1725. Daus. Mary Grose, Elizabeth Searle, Sarah

Smith, Ann Hawkins, grandson Covington Searle. Sons Richard, Francis, Thomas, John. Dau. Winefret Covington. (Note the name Winefret

 which may be the source of Henry Beasely of Chatham Co., NC naming dau. Wineford. Essex Co., VA, Wills, Etc., 1722-1730, Reel 4, pp

160-161, Will of Richard Covington)

 

"In the name of God Amen. I Richard Covington of St Anns parish in Essex County being sick and weak of body but of perfect sense and

memory thanks be to God do make this my last will and Testament in manner following first my body to the earth whence it was taken to be

buried in such decent manner as my Exrs hereafter named shall think fit trusting through the merits of my blessed Lord and Savior Jesus

Christ to be received into Eternal happiness. Item. I give unto my daughter Mary Gross ten shillings she having been formally advanced by

me.

 

Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Searle ten shillings she being formally advanced by me. Item. I give unto my daughter Sarah Smith

ten shillings she having been formally advanced by me. Item I give unto my daughter Ann Hawkins ten shillings she having been formally

advanced by me. Item I give unto my grandson Covington Searle a negro girl named Florce with her increase to my said grandson and his

heirs forever reserving for my daughter Elizabeth Searle the use of the said negro Flores and her increase during the said Elizabeths natural

 life -

 

Item I give unto my son Richard Covington all my tract of land whereon I now live to him & his heirs forever, Item I give to my son Francis

Covington the plantation whereon he now lives with as much land nearest thereto adjoining as will make two hundered acres to him & his

heirs forever. Item I give to my said son Francis all that my tract of land in sourth farnham Parish on the brances of Gibsons Creek to him

and his heirs forever.

 

Item I give unto my two sons Thomas & John Coviington all the remaining part of my land in St. Anns parish on the branches of Occupatia

Creek to be equally divided between my said two sons Thomas & John & their heirs forever. Item my will is that if either of my sons Francis,

Thomas, or John should die without issue lawfully begotten, his part of land by this my will given shall be equally between the survior of them.

 

 

Item my desire is my loving wife Ann Covington have her right of dower in this my dwelling plantation and my seat of land purchased of

Gandy? On the branches of Gibsons Creek. Item my will is that all my Negroes stock of cattle hoggs and other kinds and all my household

goods and other estate of all qualities and property whatsoever be equally divided among my loving wife and my sons Richard, Francis,

Thomas, John & my daughter Winefret Covington and that my negros herein given my said sons & my daughter Winefret be to them and

their heirs forever and that the negros herein given unto my loving wife after her decease shall be equally divided amongst my said sons &

daugher Winefret and their heirs forever.

 

Item my will is my son Francis and daugther Winefret take their estates herein bequeathed them (a few words of last line of page very dark

and hard to read) ? Possession ? ? My decease. Item my will is my sons Thomas & John have and receive their estates herein given them

when they shall obtain to the age of eighteen years.

 

Item my will is my son Thomas & John Covington be under the care and tuition of Thomas Waring? Until they attain the age of eighteen

years aforesaid. Lastly I do make and appoint my sons Richard and Francis Covington Exrs and my daughter Winefret Exerx of this my last

will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th of March 1725. Richard Covington" - Signed sealed

 published by Richard Covington to be his last will and Testament in presence of T. Waring?, James Jameson, Charles S. Gresham

 

At a Court held for Essex County on Tuesday the 19th day of July 1725. The within last will and Testament of Richard Covington was proved

by the oaths of Richard Covington & Francis Covington two of the Exrs therein named & being further proved by the oaths of the witness

thereto was admitted to record. Essex Co., VA Deeds & Wills, No 13, p 414, 3 Jun 1710. Will of Richard Ripley mentions son Thomas to

have land adjoining Richard Covington. (Last updated: 14/04/2009 12:46:10)

RICHARD COVINGTON (6191). Born during 1698 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

FRANCIS COVINGTON (6192). Born during 1699 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

ANN COVINGTON (6199). Born about 1700 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

MARY COVINGTON (6196). Born during 1703 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6197). Born during 1704 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

SARAH COVINGTON (6198). Born during 1706 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

WINEFRET COVINGTON (6180). Born during 1706 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6195). Born about 1708 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

JOHN COVINGTON (6193). Born during 1710 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Young, Anne (6183)

 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11904). Born: about 1670 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Haywarton,

 Dorothy (6169). Mar: about 1892 in Essex Co VA to Brothers, William (). (Last updated: 16/12/2001 15:02:11)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6179). Born: about 1670 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Haywarton,

Dorothy (6169). Mar: about 1690 in Old Rappahannock Co VA to Petersen, Mary (6182). Died: during 1700 in Essex Co VA aged 30.

1674 - Thomas brother of John and son of William and Dorothy, Essex County Deed Book 5, Pages 312-314 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (6188). Born during 1695 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Petersen, Mary (6182)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6189). Born during 1698 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Petersen, Mary (6182)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (6190). Born during 1699 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Petersen, Mary (6182)

JOHN COVINGTON (6185). Born: 20 May 1674 in Old Rappahannock Co VA. Father: Covington, William (3345). Mother: Haywarton,

Dorothy (6169). Mar: about 1694 in Virginia VA to Richards (). Died: about 1696 in Virginia VA aged 22. (Last updated: 20/02/2021

20:26:31)

  GENERATION   Four

JOHN COVINGTON (6174). Born: about 1695 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167).

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (6170). Born: about 1695 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167).

Mar: about 1728 in Essex Co VA to Coleman, Mary (2874). 2nd Mar: during 1741 in Essex Co VA to Burnett, Amy (6200). Died: 20 Apr

1785 in Edgefield, Edgefield Co SC aged 89. Appears with his brother Richard & a Mary Coleman (who may, in the following year became

 his wife) in the Essex Co Deed Book as partners in the purchase of an ordinary (an inn or tavern). "Know all men by these presents that we

Mary Coleman, Richard Covington & William Covington are bound unto our Sovereign Lord George in the sum of Ten thousand pounds of

Tobacco this 21st day of November 1727. The condition of this obligation is that whereas the above bound Mary Coleman hath obtained a

licence to keep an ordinary at her house if the said Mary doth constantly find & provide in her said Ordinary good wholesom & cleanly

lodging & diet for travellers & stableage fodder & provender or pasturage & provender as the season shall require for their horses for and

during the term of one year from the 21st day of this November & shall not suffer any unlawful] gameing in her house nor on the Sab hath day

 suffer any person to tiple or drink more than is necessary then this obligation to be void or remain in power

 

In presence of W. Heny Terrett, Mary Coleman & Richard Covington. Acknowledged by Mary Coleman, Richard Covington, William

Covington & William Covington to be their act & deed in Essex County Court the 21st day of November 1727 & ordered to be recorded

 

He later followed his brother Thomas to Amelia County in 1740 and bought land there. He was sued for debt in 1741 and again in 1746.

 

After his first wife died, he returned to Essex County to marry a widow and then returned to Amelia. In 1772 he sold his land, left his son

William in charge of collecting and paying outstanding debts and moved to Edgefield County SC where he obtained land on Sweetwater

Creek.

 

He became a Captain in the SC Militia and when the Revolution started their unit was engaged in the siege of Augusta. This battle didn't

involve any British troops, but was strickly between Loyalists and Patriots. William was assigned to General Pickens to care for the sick. He

was able to use his own supplies to do this since he was less than 10 miles from home. After the war he put in a claim for about 60 pounds

in personal expenses and was apparaently paid in full. His will is in the state archives in Columbia SC (info from Bryan Covington 2002)

 

His family lived in Edgefield SC during the Revolutionary War. Info from Karen Ann Shepherd (mngkaren@aol.com) (Last updated:

20/02/2021 15:29:17)

JOSEPH B COVINGTON (13910). Born about 1750 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (13911). Born about 1753 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200)

JOHN COVINGTON (14428). Born during 1755 in Amelia Co VA. Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200)

MARY COVINGTON (13915). Born about 1757 in Amelia Co VA. Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200)

ROSAMUND COVINGTON (13916). Born about 1759 in Amelia Co VA. Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200)

AMEY COVINGTON (14426). Born about 1761 in Amelia Co VA. Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200)

 RICHARD COVINGTON (6175). Born: about 1697 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167).

Mar: about 1722 in Essex Co VA to Howerton, Elizabeth (12588). Died: during 1765 in Essex Co VA aged 68. Appears with his brother

William & a Mary Coleman in the Essex Co Deed Book as partners in the purchase of an ordinary (an inn or tavern). "Know all men by these

 presents that we Mary Coleman, Richard Covington & William Covington are bound unto our Sovereign Lord George in the sum of Ten

thousand pounds of Tobacco this 21st day of November 1727. The condition of this obligation is that whereas the above bound Mary

Coleman hath obtained a licence to keep an ordinary at her house if the said Mary doth constantly find & provide in her said Ordinary good

wholesom & cleanly lodging & diet for travellers & stableage fodder & provender or pasturage & provender as the season shall require for

their horses for and during the term of one year from the 21st day of this November & shall not suffer any unlawful] gameing in her house nor

on the Sab hath day suffer any person to tiple or drink more than is necessary then this obligation to be void or remain in power

 

In presence of W. Heny Terrett, Mary Coleman & Richard Covington. Acknowledged by Mary Coleman, Richard Covington, William

Covington & William Covington to be their act & deed in Essex County Court the 21st day of November 1727 & ordered to be recorded

 

Richard Covington along with Richard Eyler and Robert S Coleman were bound as guardians of Edmund Covington (6176) in 1738 since

he was still underage at the time of his parents death. (info from Bryan Covington in 2002). (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12592). Born 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588)

ROSE COVINGTON (12595). Born 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588)

JANE COVINGTON (12594). Born 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (12593). Born 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588)

DICE COVINGTON (12591). Born 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (12589). Born 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588)

THOMAS COVINGTON (12590). Born 1730 1738 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588)

EDMUND COVINGTON (6176). Born: 26 Sep 1699 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond

(6167). Mar: about 1721 in Essex Co VA to Elizabeth (13909). Youngest son and 3rd brother to move to Amelia County VA. He bought

land there in 1744 and appears in court records until 1764 when he moved to Lunenburg County. He owned 3 pieces of land there in 1769.

He may have been County sheriff at some time (info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 22/09/2002 17:58:49)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6171). Born: about 1701 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond

(6167). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (6172). Born: about 1703 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond

(6167). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 ANNE COVINGTON (6173). Born: about 1705 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167). E-

mail from Mike Merritt Feb 2010 - outlndr@msn.com "Hello - I have enjoyed studying your very helpful website. I think I may have found out

what happened to Ann Covington, d/o William and Rosamond. This isn't quite proven, but I was hoping to send this timeline to somebody

researching this line to see what they thought.

 

William Covington had married a Rosamond unknown. William's will, proven in 1721, lists among others, a minor daughter Ann. Widow

Rosamond Covington remarries William Carroll after 1721, making Ann his step daughter. (Your website seems to suggest that Caroll was

her maiden name, but really she picked it up after William Covington died. Your site is quite good by the way, very helpful to me)

 

Rosamond dies before 1731. Between 1728 and 1731, William will marry another Widow, Mary Gresham. So now Ann Covington has two

step parents. She also picks up a step brother, Robert Gresham.

 

In 1731, William and Mary (Gresham) Carol, and Robert Gresham, sell their combined interest in several properties to my ancestor, John

Meritt. Very strong hint of a family connection behind these land sales and we have searched for it for months, eliminating many

possibilities. In 1737, John sells these lands, and his wife Ann, relinquishes dower. First record of her name as a Merritt.

 

We have looked for Ann extensively. She is not a Gresham nor anybody else we know. She likely married John before the 1737 record.

Other records make it appear that John Merritt has some kind of connnection to the Covingtons by 1727, although a different line than Ann's.

 (The line down from Richard SR to JR)

 

I am suggesting that Ann Merritt is in fact Ann Covington, d/o William and Rosamond. They are the same age. John only came off his

father's levy in 1722, suggesting he was born just after 1700. Very close to Ann Covington's age. And they have to be right there together by

at least 1731. It's almost like Ann came with the property. By her being a step daughter of William Carroll and step brother to Robert

Gresham, we have a perfect explanation for the the apparantly family driven land sales to John Merritt. All these folks stick together in later

records.

 

John Merritt appears in several other Covington records as well, as if he were some kind of family, but none of that made sense until I saw

this connection. Although, he may have a sister married to another Covington (Richard JR, cousin of William) but that is for another story!

 

The only part of this I cannot prove is that Ann is in fact Ann Covington. Preponderance of evidence may be all I get. I am hoping you or a

researcher you know might take a look at this and let me know what you think. I can flesh out the timeline with actual records and sources.

 

Thanks for your time! Sincerely, Mike Merritt" (Last updated: 15/03/2010 19:25:09)

 THOMAS COVINGTON (6164). Born: during 1707 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167).

Mar: about 1724 in Essex Co VA to Newbill, Mary Catherine (6165). Died: 21 Feb 1782 in Halifax Co VA aged 75. 1734 - Received land

grant of 800 acres on Buckskin Creek on the south edge of the present Amelia County VA.

1736 - William gives land to his son Thomas, 15 July 1736, Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 21, Page 254

1737 - Thomas patent 800 acres in Amelia County, Virginia, Patent Book 17, Page 481, 9 Feb 1737

1738 - Thomas and wife Mary sell part of land they patented in 1737 to Thomas Crutcher 11 May 1738, Amelia County, Virginia Deed Book

 1, Page 109

1748 - Thomas of Lunenburg County sells land 24 Jan 1748, Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Page 374

1759 - Thomas of Lunenburg County buys land on Difficult Creek, Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Page 49

1761 - Thomas sells land in Lunenburg County 7 Apr 1761 Deed Book 7, Page 4

1763 - Thomas buys land in Halifax County from William Covington, Halifax County Deed Book 4, Page 112

1763 - Thomas buys more land on Difficult Creek, Halifax County Deed Book 5, Page 12

 

Thomas was the first of the family to move west. He was a regular at the court house in Amelia. He served on juries and Grand Juries,

witnessed wills and deeds, was sued for debts and sued others for debts, sold fence posts to the county and was commissioned to lay out a

 new road. He also had one criminal charge brought against him (for tippling on the Sabbath). The case was dismissed. (info from Bryan

Covington 2002) (Further family info from Mary Patricia Hunter, Nov 2011 patricia574@comcast.net) (Last updated: 18/06/2021 15:14:54)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (10775). Born 10 Jun 1725 in Amelia Co VA. Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine (6165)

HANNAH COVINGTON (19898). Born during 1727 in Virginia VA. Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine (6165)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (6378). Born 16 Feb 1733 in Dior Co VA. Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine (6165)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6178). Born about 1736 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine (6165)

EDMOND JOSEPH COVINGTON (6161). Born during 1738 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine (6165)

  patricia574@comcast.net

SARAH COVINGTON (6177). Born: about 1719 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6166). Mother: Carroll, Rosamond (6167).

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (6188). Born: during 1695 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6179). Mother: Petersen, Mary (6182). 1700

 Captain Richard Covington and William Sutherland each appointed guardian of one of Thomas's children, Essex Co Deed Book, Page 75

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6189). Born: during 1698 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6179). Mother: Petersen, Mary (6182).

 1700 - Mary, widow of Thomas, Captain Richard Covington and William Sutherland each appointed guardian of one of Thomas's children,

Essex Co Deed Book, Page 75. Another source suggests Richard Covington and Thomas Meriwether entered into a bond to be her

guardians in 1701. (info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (6190). Born: during 1699 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6179). Mother: Petersen, Mary (6182).

Mar: 18 May 1714 in Essex Co VA to Coleman, Ann (6184). Died: 22 Apr 1762 in Essex Co VA aged 63. Will of William Covington III of

Essex Co VA "In the name of God, Amen, I William Covington of Essex County and of the parish of South Franham, considering the frailty of

 my body do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: Viz.

 

First, I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to be Christian-like buried at the discretion of my executors

hereafter named.

 

2nd, I give unto my son, Luke Covington, all my lands, houses and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever. Also I

give him three negroes: Minge, George, and Jue to him and his heirs forever. Also I give him one young gray mare, one feather bed, and

furniture, which is commonly called his own, and one black walnut desk and my least oval table and four best shears, seven head of cattle of

the middling sort, half my hogs and half my sheep.

 

3rd I give unto my daughter Grisel Smith the two negroes James and Rak to her and her heirs forever. Also one feather bed and furniture

with equal value to that I gave my son Luke. Also one chest of drawers with the looking glass that stands thereon, four head of cattle of equal

 value to them I gave my son Luke. Likewise one young black mare.

 

4th I give unto my son William Covington one negro man named Elsea.

 

5th I give unto my son Richard Covington one negro named Ben.

 

6th I give unto my son Robert Covington one negro named Ceaser.

 

7th I give my negro woman Dinah and her child called Esther and all the rest of my beds and furniture not yet given to be equally divided

amongst all my children: Thomas, William, Richard, Robert & Luke Covington, Anne Kavanaugh, Mary Brown, and Grisel Smith.

 

8th I give all the rest of my horses, cattle, hogs and sheep, not yet given to be equally divided between my son Thomas Covington, Anne

Kavanaugh, and Mary Brown. Carried up brought forward my will and desire is that after my debts are paid, all the remaining part of my

estate that is not heretofore given be equally divided amongst all my children: Thomas, William, Richard, Robert, and Luke Covington, Anne

Kavanaugh, Mary Brown, Grisel Smith and I do constitute and appoint my two sons: Thomas Covington and Luke Covington executors to

this my last will and testament in witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 22 day of April, 1762.

 

Wm. Covington

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of:

James Newbill, Thomas Crutcher, James Webb [will probated 20 December 1762 in Essex Co., Virginia]" (Last updated: 20/07/2009

21:59:57)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6453). Born about 1715 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

ANN COVINGTON (6456). Born about 1716 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

LUKE COVINGTON (6458). Born about 1717 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

RICHARD COVINGTON (6455). Born about 1719 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

ROBERT COVINGTON (6457). Born about 1721 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

MARY COVINGTON (6459). Born about 1723 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (6454). Born about 1725 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

 GRISEL COVINGTON (6460). Born about 1727 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184)

RICHARD COVINGTON (6191). Born: during 1698 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183). Mar:

about 1720 in Essex Co VA to name not known (0). 2nd Mar: about 1750 in Essex Co VA to Williams, Sarah Anne (6452). Died: during

1759 in Essex Co VA aged 61. Extract from father's will in 1725 "Unto my son Richard Covington all my tract whereon I now live.” also "All

my Negros, stocks of cattle, hoggs and other kinds and all my houshold goods be equally devided amongst my loving wife and my sons

Richard, Francis, Thomas, John and my daughter Winefret Covington" He was also named as one of the executors of his father's will.

 

His will, written in 1742 states "To all Christian people, to whom this Indented Writing shall Come Know Ye that I Richard. Covington of the

County of Essex and Parish of St. Anns for the Natural love I have and bear unto my loving Daughter after my own Natural life and bequeath

unto my said Loving Daughter Ann Covington all my Estate that I am now persest with both Real and personal to her and her heirs forever

after my own Natural! Life meaning my land whereon I now live and all my Negroes named as follows Dick, Cook Ambrose and Nanne and

all my stock of hogs, cattle and sheep and all my Silver Plate and do warrant unto my Loving Daughter for ever. In Witness whereof I have

set my hand and seal this 16th day of October 1742" (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

ANNE COVINGTON (23249). Born about 1726 in Essex Co VA. Mother: not known (0)

FRANCIS COVINGTON (6192). Born: during 1699 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183).

Extract from father's will in 1725 "Unto my son Francis Covington the plantation whereon he now lives with as much land nearest thereto

adjoining as will make 200 acres. To my son Francis all that my tract in Southfarnham Parish on the branchee of Gilson's Creek.”” also "All

my Negros, stocks of cattle, hoggs and other kinds and all my houshold goods be equally devided amongst my loving wife and my sons

Richard, Francis, Thomas, John and my daughter Winefret Covington" He was also named as one of the executors of his father's will.

(additional info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

 ANN COVINGTON (6199). Born: about 1700 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183). Mar: 24

Mar 1724 in Essex Co VA to Hawkins, Thomas (). Died: about 1741 in Essex Co VA aged 41. Husband was son of Thomas Hawkins Sr

and was born in 1675, died 1739. Had 1 daughter Elizabeth (Betty) Hawkins. (info from Benjamin Johnson - coconnor@erols.com a

descendent). Extract from father's will in 1725 "Unto my daughter, Ann Hawkins ten shillings, she having been formally advanced by me.”

 

Her husband's will reads "Iin the name of God Amen I Thomas Hawkins of County of Essex in the Colony of Virginia being sick & weak but

of perfect sense and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life & the Certainty of Death do make and ordain this my last Will &

Testament making void all Wills by me before made Imprimis I give my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me in sure and

certain hope of a joyful Resurrection at the Last Day through the merrits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth to be

buried by my fathers at the descretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned.

 

Item: my will is that all my just debts be justly and truely paid. I give and bequeath to my Loving Wife Ann Hawkins one Hundred & Seventy

acres of land where I now live with three negroes by name Sam, Kate & Simus during her natural life.

 

I give and bequeath to my Son Young Hawkins all my Lands excepting what I have already given to his Mother and also two negros by name

 Jeffery & Jereco to him and his heirs forever. I give & bequeath to my said Son Young my Watch to him & his heirs forever. I give to my Son

Young my Seal Ring to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

 

I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betty Hawkins two negros by name Frank & Fillis to her & her heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my

Daughter Nanny two negros by name Harry and Sarah to her and her heirs forever. I give to my Daughter Lucy two negros by name Judea &

 Sankco to her and her heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary two negros by name Elsee and Will to her and her heirs

forever. I give to my Daughter Hannah the negro she now have in possession by name Dinah to her and her heirs forever in lieu of her Esate

 both real & personal.

 

I give and bequeath to my Brother William Hawkins one new suite of clothes namely Coat Vest & Breeches the same I bought of Mr. John

Harvie.

 

My will is that all the remainder of my Estate be Equally divided among my loving Wife & five children by name Young, Betty, Nanny, Lucy &

Mary each part to them and their heirs forever.

 

My will is that when my Son Young Hawkins comes of age that he do not Molest or disturb the possession of my Brother William Hawkins or

my Sisters Eliza Rennolds and Mary Boutwell during their natural lives.

 

My will is that if Either of my forementioned children die without heir or before they come of age that then their part of Estate which I have

here bequeathed to them be equally divided amongst the surviving children Except my Daughter Hannah.

 

Lastly I constitute nominate and appoint my Loving Wife Ann Hawkins and her Brother Richard Covington and my Brother William Hawkins

to be Exectrx, and Exectrs. of this my last Will and Testament. Iin Testimony whereof I have here Interchangeably set my hand and fixed my

seal this Twenty fifth day of July in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred Thirty and nine

In presence of Richard Elliot Thomas Hawkins." (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

MARY COVINGTON (6196). Born: during 1703 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183). Mar:

about 1725 in Virginia VA to Grose (). Extract from father's will in 1725 "Unto my daughter Mary Grose ten shillings, she having been

formally advanced by me.” (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6197). Born: during 1704 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183).

Mar: about 1723 in Virginia VA to Searle, Edward (). Died: 16 Aug 1726 in Essex Co VA aged 22. Known to have had one son at time of

father Richard's will in 1725 named Covington Searle, who was the only grandchild mentioned in Richard (6181)'s will. (additional info from

Bryan Covington 2002).Extract from father's will in 1725 "Unto my daughter Elizabeth Searle ten shillings, she having been formally

advanced by me.”

 

However her husband's will dated 1723/24 contradicts this and puts into question her death date, i.e. Essex Co., VA, Wills, Bonds,

Inventories, Etc., No. 4, 1722-1730, Dorman, p 24. P 100. Will of Edward Searle of the Parrish of St. Anns in the County of Essex, being

sick & weak. Dated 16 Feb 1723/24. All estate equally divided between wife Elizabeth & 5 children. My oldest son Covington, son Francis,

dau. Anglina, dau. Nancy & infant son unchristened. Wife & father-in-law Richard Covington executors.

 

From the following Elizabeth Covington Searles, wife of Edward Searles had died by Aug 1726, since her father, Richard Covington is

appointed to do an Inventory. He and Elizabeth were the executors of Edward Searles estate.

Essex Co., VA, Wills, Etc., No. 4, 1722-1730, p 183-184

Know all men by these presents that we Richard Covington Thomas Gouldman John Smith are held & firmly bound to …. Justices of the

County of Essex in the sum of two hundred pounds sterling to the which payment & well & truly to be made bind ourselves our heirs exrs and

admrs jointly and sevearly to the sd justices their heirs & successors firmly by these presents witness our hand & seals this 16 day of August

 1726.

 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Richard Covington admr of all the goods chattles & credits of Eliz a Searle

decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all & singular the goods chattels & credits of the said dced at the time of

her death or which at any time after shall come into the hands possession or knowledge of the said Richard or ….

Richd Covington, Thomas Gouldman, John Smith

 

The above bond was acknowledged in Essex County Court by Richard Covington Thomas Gouldman & John Smith to be their act & deed

on the 16 day of Aug 1726. (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

SARAH COVINGTON (6198). Born: during 1706 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183). Mar:

about 1727 in Virginia VA to Smith, John (). Extract from father's will in 1725 "Unto my daughter Sarah Smith ten shillings, she having been

formally advanced by me.” (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

WINEFRET COVINGTON (6180). Born: during 1706 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183).

Not marred at the time of her father's death. She received a share of his estate and was named Executrix of the estate along with her 2

older brothers as Executors. "All my Negros, stocks of cattle, hoggs and other kinds and all my houshold goods be equally devided amongst

 my loving wife and my sons Richard, Francis, Thomas, John and my daughter Winefret Covington.

My son Francis and daughter Winefret take their estates immediately after my decease." (additional info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last

updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

 THOMAS COVINGTON (6195). Born: about 1708 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183). Died:

 during 1734 in Essex Co VA aged 26. Extract from father's will in 1725 "Unto my sons Thomas and John Covington all the remaining part

of my land in St. Ann's Parish on the branches of Occupatia Creek to be equally devided. If either of my sons Francis, Thomas or John

should die without issue his part of land shall be equally between the survivor of them” also "All my Negros, stocks of cattle, hoggs and other

kinds and all my houshold goods be equally devided amongst my loving wife and my sons Richard, Francis, Thomas, John and my daughter

 Winefret Covington."

 

Underage at time of father's death, he was to receive his inheritance on reaching 18. Father's will states "My son Thomas and John

Covington be under the care and tuition of Thomas Waring untill they attain the age of eighteen years" (info from Bryan Covington 2002).

 

Appears to have never married as he left all his wordly goods to 3 of his brothers. His will reads "In the name of God Amen the 19 day of

March one thousand seven hundred and thirty three I Thomas Covington of the County of Essex of St. Anns Parish in ye Colony of Virginia

being sick & weak in body but of sound and perfect memory (praise be given to God for the same) and knowing the uncertainty of this life on

 this Earth and being desirous to settle things in order do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say

First and principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in

such decent and Christian manner as my Executors hereafter mentioned shall be thought meet and convenient, and as touching such

worldly estate that the Lord in his mercy has lent me my will & meaning is the same shall be bestowed as hereafter by this my will

expressed. I give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my three Brothers Richard Covington, Francis Covington & John Covington to Witt my nagrs (negroes),

here named Essex, Dinah, Jack and all the rest of my personal estate both royal' & personable to be equally divided between them to them

and their heirs forever.

Lastly, I do appoint my Brother Richd. Covington, Francis Covington and John Covington my whole and sole Executors of this my last Will

and Testament & I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannull all other wills Testaments whatsoever. Iin witness my hand and seal ye day

& year first above written In presence of I William Carroll, Thos. Covington, Ann Covington & Rosomond Carroll. At a Court held for Essex

County on ye xviiith day of June MDCCXXXIV. This last will Testamt. Of Thomas Covington dmd was proved by ye oath of Francis

Covington one of the Exrs, therein named and being further proved by ye oaths of William Carrol & Rosamond Carrol two of the witnesses

thereto was admitted to record. (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

JOHN COVINGTON (6193). Born: during 1710 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6181). Mother: Young, Anne (6183). Extract

from father's will in 1725 "Unto my sons Thomas and John Covington all the remaining part of my land in St. Ann's Parish on the branches of

Occupatia Creek to be equally devided. If either of my sons Francis, Thomas or John should die without issue his part of land shall be

equally between the survivor of them” also "All my Negros, stocks of cattle, hoggs and other kinds and all my houshold goods be equally

devided amongst my loving wife and my sons Richard, Francis, Thomas, John and my daughter Winefret Covington."

 

Underage at time of father's death, he was to receive his inheritance on reaching 18. Father's will states "My son Thomas and John

Covington be under the care and tuition of Thomas Waring untill they attain the age of eighteen years". (additional info from Bryan Covington

 2002) (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WINFRET COVINGTON (6194). Born during 1734 in Essex Co VA. Mother: not known (0)

  GENERATION   Five

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (10775). Born: 10 Jun 1725 in Amelia Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6164). Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine

(6165). Mar: 25 Aug 1747 in Amelia Co VA to Walker, Mary (17219). Died: 21 Aug 1817 in Franklin Co GA aged 92. Family Search.org

offers 2 enties for William & William Wallace as being sons of Thomas & Mary Cathern Newbill, both with same birth & death details. Most

research suggests his wife's name was Mary or Mollie although views are split as to whether she was a Walker or a Morgan.

 

According to the DePriest Family Journal there is said to be in existence a book in the reserved section of the Shelby NC public library,

Barar's or Beard's Revolutionary War, which contained information on William and his activities in the Revolution.

 

There is at least one researcher who feels his name is Thomas. The name of William as the father of Thomas, Josiah, and William has

come down through both Thomas' and William's descendants.

 

William's family lived along the Dan River in Virginia near Danville. This on the NC-VA border with present day Rockingham County on the

NC side. A number of Covington families lived in this region on both sides of the border. Some were descendants of Nehemiah Covington

of MD while others appear to descend from William Covington of Essex Co., VA. As the given names were similar in both families, at this

time there is no evidence to suggest from which line William is descended. Just before or after the Revolution many of William's children,

and possibly William himself, moved to Rutherford Co., NC where his daughter Ursula already lived with her husband John Walker. William

himself moved on to GA where he died in 1817.

 

Indeed there is some confusion as to who William's sons were. At least five sons have been attributed to him: Thomas, John, Josiah,

William and Richard. According to A. B. C. DePriest "William. Covington and three brothers came to North Carolina prior to the

Revolutionary War from near Danville, VA. One brother settled near Rockingham, NC, one came to Cleveland County, and the other went on

 to TN or KY. William Covington had several sisters. One, named Urusula married John Walker; another sister married a Moore in

Rutherford County in 1800 and they went to Georgia (actually western NC on the GA border, LW). There were several other sisters." [As told

 by A. B. C. DePriest to Virginia DePriest in December 1964.

 

Franklin County, Georgia is one of the oldest in the state and from it as originally created, several other counties have been formed. It was

named in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

 

Franklin was very thinly settled for a considerable time after it was laid out, and in 1790 there were only in all the vast area which it covered

1,041 people, of whom 156 were slaves. When it was much reduced in size in 1810 there were 9,156 free and 1,056 slaves; in 1830 there

were 10,107, of whom 2,370 were slaves.

 

There was up to 1792 great danger from Indian forays, and the scattered inhabitants lived much of the time in blockhouses. Near this period

 the Indians massacred a family of nine persons at one time, but after the formation of the Union in 1789 the troubles with the Cherokees

were largely settled, and there was but little disturbance after that time.

 

The county is now much worn, and the people are generally in moderate circumstances, many of them quite poor, but the population is still

considerable, being in 1890 over fifteen thousand of all classes. The people are entirely dependent on agriculture but are very industrious

and moral, and are a happy, independent people; and while there is little attention paid to the higher education, there is a general attention

to the fundamental branches of English. (Last updated: 18/06/2021 14:22:45)

URSULA COVINGTON (10777). Born during 1754 in Danville City VA. Mother: Walker, Mary (17219)

THOMAS COVINGTON (10778). Born during 1755 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Walker, Mary (17219)

JOSIAH COVINGTON (10779). Born about 1755 in Danville City VA. Mother: Walker, Mary (17219)

MARTHA COVINGTON (10782). Born about 1761 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Walker, Mary (17219)

 WILLIAM HORACE COVINGTON (10780). Born 16 Aug 1775 in Danville City VA. Mother: Walker, Mary (17219)

RICHARD COVINGTON (10781). Born about 1777 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Walker, Mary (17219)

HANNAH COVINGTON (19898). Born: during 1727 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6164). Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine

(6165). (Last updated: 02/08/2012 13:39:00)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (6378). Born: 16 Feb 1733 in Dior Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6164). Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine

(6165). Christened 15 May 1734. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6178). Born: about 1736 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6164). Mother: Newbill, Mary Catherine

(6165). Mar: about 1783 in Caroline Co VA to Pennelifer (27890). Died: 20 Oct 1810 in Halifax Co VA aged 74. 1784 - Thomas, son of

Thomas Covington deceased buys fathers estate from mother Mary and brother Edmond, Halifax Co, Va Deed Book 13, Page 119.

 

May have been married before. (Last updated: 20/10/2021 16:38:40)

YOUNGER COVINGTON (23341). Born about 1781 in Virginia VA. Mother: Pennelifer (27890)

THOMAS COVINGTON (15905). Born during 1793 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Pennelifer (27890)

 EDMOND JOSEPH COVINGTON (6161). Born: during 1738 in Halifax Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6164). Mother: Newbill, Mary

Catherine (6165). Mar: about 1768 in Halifax Co VA to Anne (6162). 2nd Mar: 3 Oct 1777 in Halifax, Halifax Co VA to Austin, Frances

Pruitt (6163). Died: 17 Jan 1803 in Pittsylvania Co VA aged 64. Also shown as Edmund Joseph or Edward Joseph in some sources.

 

1784 - Thomas Covington, son of Thomas Covington deceased buys father's estate from Mother, Mary, and brother Edmond, Halifax

County Deed Book 13 Page 119.

1790 - Edmond Covington's wife shown as Anne in Halifax County Deed Book 13, Page 14

1803 - Inventory of Edmond's estate, Inventory Book 3, Page 182.

1810 - Children of Edmond by 1st wife Anne, sue 2nd wife Frances Pruitt for share of his estate. Pittsylvania County, Virginia Order Book

13, Page 459

1812 - John Covington, Rutherford County, Tennessee authorizes attorney in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to enter suit for share of estate of

late father Edmond, Pittsylvania County Court Records.

 

Confusion reigns as to the true marital history of Edmond - no record has been found for his marriage to Anne, and yet his children's records

 show her as their mother (Last updated: 24/01/2012 16:49:08)

JOHN HENRY COVINGTON (6159). Born 15 Feb 1772 in Halifax, Halifax Co VA. Mother: Anne (6162)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6238). Born about 1778 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Anne (6162)

EDY COVINGTON (15997). Born about 1781 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

JOSEPH A COVINGTON (11935). Born about 1781 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

WILLIAM FRANKLIN COVINGTON (6240). Born 14 Sep 1782 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

SARAH COVINGTON (6239). Born about 1783 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

NANCY COVINGTON (14699). Born about 1788 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

MARY POLLY COVINGTON (6237). Born about 1788 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

DAVID COVINGTON (6236). Born about 1792 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

EDMUND JOSEPH COVINGTON (6234). Born during 1793 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

MILDRED COVINGTON (6235). Born 5 Dec 1794 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

FRANCES WALKER COVINGTON (6233). Born about 1798 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163)

JOSEPH B COVINGTON (13910). Born: about 1750 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6170). Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200).

Eldest son, received parts of 3 pieces of land on the northside of Sweetwater Creek. (info from Bryan Covington 2002)

 

Lived in Edgefield SC in 1779 (Old 96th Census) records of John Hardy & Ann Williams family tree) (Last updated: 20/02/2021 15:29:17)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (13911). Born: about 1753 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6170). Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200). Mar:

about 1773 in Amelia Co VA to Old, Phebe (13912). Died: during 1799 in Edgefield Co SC aged 46. He stayed in Amelia County during

the Revolution and until at least 1780. He inherited 200 acres and the house he was living in from his father. His will is in the state archives

in Columbia SC. He may have been a sheriff but his name is not on a list of sheriffs in the Englefield Court House. (info from Bryan

Covington 2002)

 

Lived in Eabbeville, Edgefield SC in 1779 (Old 96th Census) records of John Hardy & Ann Williams family tree) (Last updated: 20/02/2021

15:29:17)

RICHARD COVINGTON (13936). Born about 1774 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Old, Phebe (13912)

CHARLES COVINGTON (13920). Born about 1776 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Old, Phebe (13912)

PATSY COVINGTON (13919). Born about 1778 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Old, Phebe (13912)

NANCY COVINGTON (13918). Born about 1780 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Old, Phebe (13912)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (13934). Born about 1787 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Old, Phebe (13912)

JOHN COVINGTON (14428). Born: during 1755 in Amelia Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6170). Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200). Mar: 1

Mar 1779 in Edgefield Co SC to Burnette, Susannah (14429). Died: 9 May 1802 in South Carolina SC aged 47. Info from Karen Ann

Shepherd (mngkaren@aol.com). Said to have had many children including one blind daughter. Some children moved to Alabama &

Tennessee. (info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 20/02/2021 15:29:17)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (14430). Born during 1780 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (14429)

JOHN BURNETTE COVINGTON (14431). Born during 1785 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (14429)

RICHARD BURNETTE COVINGTON (14658). Born 1 Jul 1787 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (14429)

NANCY COVINGTON (14432). Born during 1789 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (14429)

EDWARD EDMUND COVINGTON (14433). Born during 1794 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (14429)

LEROY COVINGTON (14434). Born during 1795 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (14429)

MARY COVINGTON (13915). Born: about 1757 in Amelia Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6170). Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200). Mar:

about 1774 in Virginia VA to Blackwell (). Received a feather bed in her father's will. Although born to his 2nd wife, she was named after his

 1st wife, but then named her daughter Amy after her mother. Amy received 50 pounds sterling when her mother died. (info from Bryan

Covington 2002) (Last updated: 20/02/2021 15:29:17)

ROSAMUND COVINGTON (13916). Born: about 1759 in Amelia Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6170). Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200).

Mar: about 1781 in South Carolina SC to Hinton (). Named after her grandmother. She received a feather bed in her father's will. (info from

Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 20/02/2021 15:29:17)

 AMEY COVINGTON (14426). Born: about 1761 in Amelia Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6170). Mother: Burnett, Amy (6200). Mar:

about 1782 in Edgefield Co SC to Sauvage, Christopher (). 2nd Mar: during 1801 in Edgefield Co SC to Old, Charles (). As well as

receiving a feather bed in her father's will, she was also left a woman's saddle.(info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 04/06/2008

15:49:05)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (12593). Born: 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6175). Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth

(12588). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:19:39)

DICE COVINGTON (12591). Born: 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6175). Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588).

 (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:19:14)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12592). Born: 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6175). Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth

(12588). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:19:26)

JANE COVINGTON (12594). Born: 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6175). Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588).

 (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:19:52)

ROSE COVINGTON (12595). Born: 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6175). Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth (12588).

 (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:20:34)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (12589). Born: 1723- 1734 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6175). Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth

(12588). Mar: about 1765 in Essex Co VA to Crutcher, Sarah (12596). Died: during 1791 in Essex Co VA aged 57. (Julie Randolph's

Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:17:51)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (12597). Born 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596)

FRANCES COVINGTON (12599). Born 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596)

RICHARD H COVINGTON (12598). Born 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596)

ANN COVINGTON (12600). Born 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596)

WILLIAM G COVINGTON (12601). Born about 1778 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596)

THOMAS COVINGTON (20009). Born about 1790 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596)

 THOMAS COVINGTON (12590). Born: 1730 1738 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6175). Mother: Howerton, Elizabeth

(12588). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:18:58)

EDMUND COVINGTON (12629). Born about 1775 in Virginia VA. Mother: not known (0)

MARY COVINGTON (12632). Born about 1776 in Virginia VA. Mother: not known (0)

THOMAS COVINGTON (6453). Born: about 1715 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184). Mar:

during 1735 in Orange Co VA to Kavanaugh, Jael (6461). 2nd Mar: during 1747 in Culpeper Co VA to Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Ann (6462).

Died: 16 Apr 1767 in Culpeper Co VA aged 52. WILL OF THOMAS COVINGTON - CULPEPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

In the name of God, Amen, I Thomas Covington, of St Marks Parish, Culpeper County, being very sick and weak, but of sound mind. &

memory, thanks be to God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do constitute this, and this only, to be my last will and

testament in manner and form following. Viz.:

 

Imprimis: I recommend my soul to God, who gave it, trusting in and through the merits of Jesus Christ to obtain perfect remission of all my

sins in full assurance of a joyful resurrection to Eternal Life. & what worldly goods it has pleased almighty God to bestow on me (after my just

 debts are paid) I give and bequeath as following:

 

Item. I lend to my beloved wife, during her natural life, my lot of land in the town of Fairfax on the main street thereof numbered seventeen,

whereon I now live together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging. Also, her choice of all my horses, mares & colts, her side saddle,

and furniture and one [____?] bed and furniture, with what meat & [_____?] I shall leave.

 

Item. My will and desire is that my track of land which I had of Col. William Green on the branches of [Mountain?] & Muddy Run including

[Stonehouse?] Mountain together with my two lots purchased of Mr. Robert Coleman in the said town numbered seven & thirty-five. In a plan

of the said town, be sold by my Executors hereafter mentioned.

 

Item. My further will and desire is that the residue of my estate be divided between my beloved wife, Elizabeth, and my beloved daughters

Ann Faver and Sarah Tutt to them and their heirs forever. The lot of land lent my wife, after her decease to be equally divided between my

said daughters and their representatives.

 

Lastly, I do hereby constituite & appoint my trusty & beloved friends: William Brown, William Williams & John Green, Gentlemen, Executors

of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fifth day of December 1766.

 

Thos. Covington (L.S.) Signed, sealed, published in presence of [E?] Clayton, Robt Coleman, Jno Gray (Will was probated 15 January of

1767 in Culpeper County]

 

There are various references to Thomas & his 2nd wife Elizabeth Ann having lived in Cavan, Ireland and suggestions that both children were

 born there, but no facts to fully substantiate that claim. (Last updated: 20/07/2009 21:59:57)

ANN COVINGTON (6463). Born 21 Oct 1747 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Jael (6461)

SARAH COVINGTON (6464). Born during 1748 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Ann (6462)

 ANN COVINGTON (6456). Born: about 1716 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184). Mar:

about 1738 in Virginia VA to Kavanaugh, Charles Frederick (). Died before 1797. Husband was son of Philemon Kavanaugh & Sarah

Williams. She was mother of Sarah Ann (Kavanaugh) Moores and Philemon Kavanaugh, who was killed by Indians and scalped for his red

hair while residing in what was then Montgomery County, Virginia, circa 1777/9 . (Last updated: 19/12/2010 18:02:39)

LUKE COVINGTON (6458). Born: about 1717 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184). Mar:

about 1739 in Essex Co VA to Bohannon, Sarah (18795). Died: during 1782 in Essex Co VA aged 65. Appears as major beneficiary to

his father's will in Dec 1762. "I give unto my son, Luke Covington, all my lands, houses and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and

his heirs forever. Also I give him three negroes: Minge, George, and Jue to him and his heirs forever. Also I give him one young gray mare,

one feather bed, and furniture, which is commonly called his own, and one black walnut desk and my least oval table and four best shears,

seven head of cattle of the middling sort, half my hogs and half my sheep" (Last updated: 19/12/2010 18:02:39)

RICHARD C COVINGTON (16761). Born about 1744 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795)

THOMAS COVINGTON (16762). Born about 1746 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795)

GRIGGORY COVINGTON (19131). Born about 1748 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795)

ANN COVINGTON (16763). Born about 1750 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (18801). Born during 1762 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795)

RICHARD COVINGTON (6455). Born: about 1719 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184).

(Last updated: 22/09/2002 17:58:49)

 ROBERT COVINGTON (6457). Born: about 1721 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184). Mar:

about 1745 in Culpeper Co VA to Strother, Margaret (6470). Died: 18 Sep 1766 in Culpeper Co VA aged 45. Info from a publication

entitled "King Cerdic, Reined King of the West Saxons, 519 - 534 AD, England" by D. A. Sharpe Aurora,Wise County, Texas. March 29,

2006. Updated Postings on the Internet: http://www.dasharpe.com/geneology/Cerdic.pdf. King Cerdic is the 50th great grandfather of my

son-in-law, Steven Odis Westmoreland.

 

King Cerdic is the 37th great grandfather of Edward Southworth, the first husband of Alice Carpenter, my eight times great grandmother.

Since I am descended from the union of Alice with Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower, technically there is not a direct relationship to

Cerdic. However, it is my pleasure to claim the indirect relationship to Kings of such antiquity, and to know our daughter married into this

line. She and Steve are 34th cousins, four times removed.

 

Cerdic represents the oldest identified ancestor of this writer, being in the 51st generation. That means that an average generation for this

line is less than 30 years each. It was said that Cerdic and his son, Cynric, came into Britain on five ships about 495 AD. They were one of

those many nomadic Germanic tribes of people whose barbarian savagery and rough manner of life struck terror in the hearts of many

peoples where ever they were attacked across Europe. He was a Saxon earldorman who founded a settlement on the coast of what

became known as Hampshire, England.

 

By the time Cerdic was born, according to tradition, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, may have already died in Saul on March 17, 461

or maybe as late as 493. Source:http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11554a.htm Cerdic was recognized as King of the West Saxons in 519,

and reined until 534. In 534, Cerdic's forces conquered the Isle of Wright. Later in this year was when Cerdic died. We all have heard of the

illusive King Author of England. It is impossible to pinpoint who he was or exactly when he, if he was one person and not an embodiment of

several hero Kings, ruled English land sides. However, the time of Cerdic's arrival is right in the time span when many believe King Author

was roving the land. (Source: http://www.britannia.com/history/arthur1.html)"

 

The document plots the 51 Generation of Sharpe's son-in-law Steven Odis Westmoreland's family back to King Cerdic. Well worth a visit to

the web page as it links this Robert Covington by marriage through a number of Kings & Queens of England & Scotland including Edward I,

Henry II & III, Matilda, Edmund etc.

 

To more easily proven facts, his will dated 22nd Nov 1766, Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; pg 432-434 reads "In the name of God

Amen. I Robert Covington of Brumfield Parish in the County of Culpeper being in a low state of helth tho in my proper sences „ do make and

 ordain this my last Will and Testament .. that is to say first I recommend my soul to Almighty God .. and my body to be buried in a Christian

manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and for what worldly goods God in his mercy hath been pleased to bestow on

 me I give and bequeath the same as followeth that is to say it is my will that all my just debts and funeral expences be first satisfied and

paid.

 

I give unto my two sons Francis Covington and William Covington this Tract of land 1 now live on to be Equally Divided between them two

after their mothers Decies. Item. My will is that my two sons may settle on the said land when they think fitt not disturbing their mother.

 

I give unto my two daughters An Covington and Susanna Covington a certain tract of land Edward Price now lives on to be equally divided

between them two. Item. If any one should die without heir or husban hir part shall fall to the other sister.

 

My will is that my children should be well brought up at the discretion of my Executors. I give unto my wife Margaret Covington all the rest of

my Estate during her life, and after her decies all to be equally divided among my children. My Will is that John Strother, William Covington

and Anthony Strother should be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament .. to which I have hearunto set my hand and seal this 10th

day of October 1759. Test John Clayton, Robert Covington, Richard Covington, Wiseman

 

At a Court held for the County of Culpeper on Thursday the 18th day of September 1766. This last Will & Testament of Robert Covington

decd was exhibited to the Court by John Strother one of the Exors. therein named and was proved in the following manner. John Clayton

swore that the said Decedent did sign seal & Publish this to be his last Will & Testament & that he saw William Wiseman one of the

 Witnesses subscribe the same.

 

And at a Court held for the said County on Thursday the 16th day of October 1766. The said Will was further proved by the Oath of Richard

Covington another witness thereto & ordered to be recorded and the said Will is to lie for the Executors to qualify at the next Court.

 

And at a Court held for the said County on Saturday the 22d day of November 1766. On the motion of John Strother Gent. one of the

Executors in the said Will mentioned Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form he having sworn to the same and

given Bond and Security according to Law, Liberty being reserved for the other Executors in the said Will named to join in the Probit when

they shall think fit. (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

ANNE COVINGTON (6471). Born 10 Oct 1747 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Margaret (6470)

FRANCIS STROTHER COVINGTON (6472). Born 4 Feb 1754 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Margaret (6470)

WILLIAM W COVINGTON (6474). Born during 1758 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Margaret (6470)

SUSANNAH COVINGTON (6476). Born during 1762 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Margaret (6470)

MARY COVINGTON (6459). Born: about 1723 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184). Mar:

about 1747 in Essex Co VA to Brown, William (). Died: 8 Feb 1779 in Virginia VA aged 56. Husband born around 1721, died 1 Oct 1793.

(Last updated: 21/07/2009 13:16:17)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (6454). Born: about 1725 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184). Mar:

during 1755 in Virginia VA to Kavanaugh, Mary Frances (6465). Died: 11 Feb 1783 in Culpeper Co VA aged 58. This William was the son

 of William Covington III and Ann Coleman. Many researchers record his wife as one Frances Kavanaugh - though documentation for this

seems lacking, various family records record her name as such. Her parentage is undocumented - although many record her as a daughter

of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr. or Jr. - Frances Kavanaugh Covington seems to have died before this will was written. There are other

researchers who suggest that only Robert was son of Mary Frances Kavanaugh & that all the other children were from William's marriage to

Amy St John - awaiting confirmation.

 

Will of William Covington IV

 

In the name of God, Amen, I William Covington of Culpeper County, being in a weak and low state of health, but through the mercy of God is

restored my proper senses, doth make this my last will and testament and revoking all other wills heretofore made by me.

 

I give and bequeath to my daughter Ellinor Hensley a certain tract or parcel of land adjoining John Strother and the North side of the South

Fork of the Rush River being part of one hundred acres I bought of the said John Strother, beginning at a white oak standing on the river

bank near a large rock that runs into the river thru a northerly course to a long line of marked trees to John Strothers line to the river and up

the river to the beginning supposed to be about fifty acres which said land I give to my daughter Ellinor and her heirs forever be the same

more or less.

 

Item - my will is that all my land lying above the mouth of a small branch that comes round my upper meadow empties into the river near

opposite to the upper end of Francis Covingtons meadow setting of from a small hickory thence running northerly to a line of marked trees

beginning at two red oaks and a white oak, thence running near the course of the old field westerly to a white oak and hickory sapling,

thence a north course to John Strother's line on my back line, thence along the said line to my corner and my brother Richard Covington,

thence down a branch that is a line or boundary between myself and Richard Covington to the River, thence down the river to the beginning,

supposed to be about one hundred and fifty acres, be the same more or less, which said land I leave to be equally divided between my

three youngest daughters: Grizzel Cooper, Elizabeth Covington, and Lucy Covington, to them and their heirs forever.

 

Item - I give all the rest of my land except the acres I reserve for a burial ground to my son Robert Covington, to him and his heirs forever.

 

Item - I give my negro man, Simon, to my son Robert Covington, to him and his heirs forever.

 

Item - My will is that at my death, all my personal estate shall be equally divided between my daughter Elizabeth Covington and Lucy

Covington.

 

Item - I appoint my son Robert Covington, Robert Hensley, and William Covington to be my executors to this my last will and testament, in

witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of February, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Three.

 

W. Covington (L.S.), Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said William Covington as his last will and testament in the

 presence of us: Francis Covington, Ezekiel Wright, John Wright, Aggness Hensley (Last updated: 21/07/2009 13:16:17)

ELEANOR COVINGTON (6466). Born about 1756 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances (6465)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6468). Born about 1758 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances (6465)

ANN COVINGTON (26774). Born about 1758 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances (6465)

ROBERT COVINGTON (6469). Born 3 Jan 1760 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances (6465)

GRIZZELL COVINGTON (6467). Born during 1761 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances (6465)

 LUCY COVINGTON (5994). Born about 1765 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances (6465)

GRISEL COVINGTON (6460). Born: about 1727 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6190). Mother: Coleman, Ann (6184). Mar:

about 1749 in Virginia VA to Smith (). Died: 17 Aug 1768 in Essex Co VA aged 41. (Last updated: 18/06/2021 15:14:54)

ANNE COVINGTON (23249). Born: about 1726 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Richard (6191). Mother: not known (0). Her father's

will written in 1742 states "To all Christian people, to whom this Indented Writing shall Come Know Ye that I Richard. Covington of the

County of Essex and Parish of St. Anns for the Natural love I have and bear unto my loving Daughter after my own Natural life and bequeath

unto my said Loving Daughter Ann Covington all my Estate that I am now persest with both Real and personal to her and her heirs forever

after my own Natural! Life meaning my land whereon I now live and all my Negroes named as follows Dick, Cook Ambrose and Nanne and

all my stock of hogs, cattle and sheep and all my Silver Plate and do warrant unto my Loving Daughter for ever. In Witness whereof I have

set my hand and seal this 16th day of October 1742" (Last updated: 19/10/2020 19:49:37)

WINFRET COVINGTON (6194). Born: during 1734 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, John (6193). Mother: not known (0). (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Six

JOHN HENRY COVINGTON (6159). Born: 15 Feb 1772 in Halifax, Halifax Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother:

Anne (6162). Mar: 20 Jan 1793 in Tennessee TN to Hankins, Jane Davis (6160). Died: 24 Jan 1847 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co TN

aged 74. Left Pittsylvania County, Virginia with brothers William & David around 1807 and their families. Other families left with them

included the Hayes, Love, Marlin, Austin and others. They stayed several months in Wytheville, Virginia for the wagon train to assembe.

Here they were joined by families from other Southern Virginia counties and some of the Covingtons and kin from Rockingham County,

North Carolina.

 

They travelled in large groups because of the Indian raids.He and his family settled in Rutherford County, Tennessee on what is now

Highway 99 and Jackson Ridge Road, where the Wray-Covington Cemetery is located. 1812 - John Covington, Rutherford County,

Tennessee authorizes attoney in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to enter suit for share of estate of late father Edmond, Pittsylvania County

Court Records. Will dated 12 June 1843, recorded Feb 1847, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Will book 14, pages 34 and 40. He is buried

9 miles out of Murfreesboro, Rutherford (Further family info from Mary Patricia Hunter, Nov 2011) (Last updated: 16/02/2009 11:10:49)

JESSE COVINGTON (6157). Born 20 Dec 1793 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

LARKIN ANDERSON COVINGTON (6255). Born 24 Feb 1796 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6244). Born 13 Jul 1798 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

MARTHA COVINGTON (6245). Born 10 Jan 1801 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

JOHN HENRY COVINGTON (6242). Born about 1803 in Rutherford Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

ANN ELIZA COVINGTON (6248). Born during 1805 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

MARY JANE COVINGTON (6257). Born about 1807 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

EDMOND JOSEPH COVINGTON (6246). Born during 1810 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

TALITHA JANE COVINGTON (6249). Born during 1812 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

WILLIAM FRANKLIN COVINGTON (6250). Born 5 Dec 1813 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

MARQUIS de LAFAYETTE COVINGTON (6252). Born 26 Aug 1815 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

JULIA ANN COVINGTON (6254). Born 18 Apr 1820 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6238). Born: about 1778 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Anne

(6162). Mar: 7 Feb 1800 in Pittsylvania Co VA to Hawkins, John Rueben (). Known as Betsy. (Last updated: 21/02/2021 15:44:24)

EDY COVINGTON (15997). Born: about 1781 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Austin, Frances

Pruitt (6163). Mar: 1 Feb 1810 in Pittsylvania Co VA to Ratcliff, Newbill (). Died: about 1860 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC aged 79.

(Last updated: 21/02/2021 16:24:03)

 JOSEPH A COVINGTON (11935). Born: about 1781 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Austin,

Frances Pruitt (6163). Mar: about 1799 in Pittsylvania Co VA to Elizabeth (11936). 2nd Mar: 5 Dec 1833 in Rockingham, Richmond Co

NC to Hudnall, Elizabeth R (11937). Died: 26 May 1863 in Leaksville, Rockingham Co NC aged 82. Sources suggest his full name to be

either Joseph Henry Covington, Joseph Anderson Covington or Joseph Andrew Covington.

 

Moved from Pittsylvania VA to Rockingham Co NC between 1810 and 1815. Buried in the family cemetery next to his home in Leaksville

NC.

 

Correspondence from g g g grandaughter Sandra Covington Turney in October 2021 confirms that although his first wife is shown as being

"Betsy Hudson" in one familysearch.org source, this has never been proven. Therefore, she is simply shown in these records as Elizabeth.

 

Sandra also adds "Joseph Covington died in 1863 and is buried in a different cemetery about 100 yards from his house. I have wondered if

 his second wife, Elizabeth Hudnall, did not want him buried by his first wife, Elizabeth. Her father, Richard Hudnall, is buried in the same

cemetery near Joseph. There are many fieldstones in the cemetery that are unmarked or worn to the point they can not be read. There are

two other Hudnalls buried there whom I believe to be two of his second wife’s brothers that stayed in Rockingham County, N. C. and did not

move to Missouri as did several of her siblings. She and her three children left N. C. in a covered wagon in October after the Civil War

(probably because Richard and Charles deserted to the Union Army) and arrived at her sister’s house in Missouri in December." (Last

updated: 21/10/2021 20:19:43)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11938). Born 5 Oct 1800 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

JOSIAH COVINGTON (11939). Born 1 Oct 1805 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

NANCY COVINGTON (11940). Born 29 Jun 1807 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

EDWARD COVINGTON (11928). Born 14 Apr 1809 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

DAVID COVINGTON (11941). Born 24 Feb 1811 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

FANNIE COVINGTON (11942). Born 21 Mar 1813 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (11943). Born 1 Jan 1816 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

JOHN ANDERSON COVINGTON (11944). Born 7 Apr 1818 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

JAMES H COVINGTON (11945). Born 7 Mar 1821 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Elizabeth (11936)

RICHARD ANDERSON COVINGTON (15025). Born 4 May 1835 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Hudnall, Elizabeth R (11937)

CHARLES WILLIAM COVINGTON (15026). Born 13 Feb 1837 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Hudnall, Elizabeth R (11937)

MARY SUSAN COVINGTON (15027). Born 27 Feb 1839 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Hudnall, Elizabeth R (11937)

 WILLIAM FRANKLIN COVINGTON (6240). Born: 14 Sep 1782 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother:

Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163). Mar: 12 Jan 1805 in Williamson Co TN to Roberts, Catherine (6241). Died: 28 Nov 1871 in Rutherford Co

TN aged 89. Left Pittsylvania County, Virginia with brothers John & David around 1807 and their families. Other families left with them

included the Hayes, Love, Marlin, Austin and others. They stayed several months in Wytheville, Virginia for the wagon train to assembe.

Here they were joined by families from other Southern Virginia counties and some of the Covingtons and kin from Rockingham County,

North Carolina. They travelled in large groups because of the Indian raids. Settled to Collete Grove, Tennessee in 1808 (Last updated:

21/02/2021 16:24:03)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (25230). Born 5 Oct 1805 in Virginia VA. Mother: Roberts, Catherine (6241)

WILLIAM P COVINGTON (11950). Born about 1806 in Virginia VA. Mother: Roberts, Catherine (6241)

MARY COVINGTON (25231). Born about 1812 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Roberts, Catherine (6241)

JOHN COVINGTON (11948). Born about 1815 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Roberts, Catherine (6241)

DE LA FAYETTE COVINGTON (25236). Born during 1818 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Roberts, Catherine (6241)

JAMES C COVINGTON (25233). Born during 1818 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Roberts, Catherine (6241)

SARAH COVINGTON (6239). Born: about 1783 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Austin, Frances

 Pruitt (6163). Mar: 2 Nov 1809 in Pittsylvania Co VA to Garrett, John (). Known as Sally. (Last updated: 16/02/2009 11:10:49)

MARY POLLY COVINGTON (6237). Born: about 1788 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Austin,

Frances Pruitt (6163). (Last updated: 24/01/2012 16:49:08)

NANCY COVINGTON (14699). Born: about 1788 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Austin,

Frances Pruitt (6163). Mar: 28 \feb 1893 in Halifax Co VA to Stanley, William (). 2nd Mar: about 1810 in Pittsylvania Co VA to Hundley,

John (). Died: 22 Mar 1862 in Henry Co VA aged 74. (Last updated: 21/02/2021 16:24:03)

 DAVID COVINGTON (6236). Born: about 1792 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Austin, Frances

Pruitt (6163). Mar: 29 Jan 1817 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN to Kendrick, Judith (6439). Died: 6 Nov 1830 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN

aged 38. Left Pittsylvania County, Virginia with brothers John & William around 1807 and their families. Other families left with them

included the Hayes, Love, Marlin, Austin and others. They stayed several months in Wytheville, Virginia for the wagon train to assemble.

Here they were joined by families from other Southern Virginia counties and some of the Covingtons and kin from Rockingham County,

North Carolina.

 

They travelled in large groups because of the Indian raids.Settled near the area that is now Smyrna, Tennessee. He left a will, dated 28 May

1830, presented in Court, 16 Aug 1830, naming his bother William, as executor. He asked that his minor children get an education out of

the proceeeds from his land. Two of his sons, William and James, were apprenticed in 1837. James was apprenticed again, in 1839, to

saddlers. Both brothers later migrated to Kentucky and Missouri. (Last updated: 21/08/2001 18:07:46)

ANDREW JACKSON COVINGTON (10876). Born 11 Apr 1817 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

WILLIAM MADISON COVINGTON (10881). Born 30 Dec 1818 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

JOSEPH AUSTIN COVINGTON (10872). Born about 1820 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

JAMES A COVINGTON (10877). Born about 1820 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

JAMES MONROE COVINGTON (10873). Born about 1823 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

LUCINDA E COVINGTON (10878). Born about 1824 in Smyrna, Rutherford Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

THOMAS GWINN COVINGTON (10874). Born 29 Jan 1826 in Smyrna, Rutherford Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

FRANCIS J COVINGTON (10875). Born about 1827 in Smyrna, Rutherford Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

AMANDA COVINGTON (21395). Born about 1827 in Madison Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

TABITHA COVINGTON (15024). Born about 1829 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

HENRY COVINGTON (15028). Born about 1831 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439)

EDMUND JOSEPH COVINGTON (6234). Born: during 1793 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother:

Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163). Died: during 1815 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC aged 22. Known as Edward (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

MILDRED COVINGTON (6235). Born: 5 Dec 1794 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother: Austin,

Frances Pruitt (6163). Mar: 5 Dec 1815 in Pittsylvania Co VA to Walker, John W (). Died: during 1860 in Lincoln Co TN aged 65. Known

as Milly. (Last updated: 21/02/2021 18:39:52)

 FRANCES WALKER COVINGTON (6233). Born: about 1798 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Edmond Joseph (6161). Mother:

Austin, Frances Pruitt (6163). Mar: 7 Oct 1817 in Pittsylvania Co VA to Minter, William Obediah (). Died: 30 Dec 1884 in Henry Co VA

aged 86. Known as Fanny. Had 10 children: Susan Frances Minter, b. 1819, Millie D. "Mitty" Minter, b. 1822, Henry County, Virginia,

Granville Jones Minter, b. 11 Oct 1824, Henry County, Virginia, Joseph Minter, b. 1827, James Fontaine Minter, b. Feb 1829, Henry County,

 Virginia, Obediah Edward Minter, b. 1831, Daniel Leftridge Minter, b. 1835, Henry County, Virginia, Elizabeth Ann "Ester" Minter, b. 1837,

Henry County, Virginia, Cassandra Jane Minter, b. 1840, Sarah Frances "Sallie" Minter, b. 23 Dec 1832 (Last updated: 21/02/2021

18:39:52)

YOUNGER COVINGTON (23341). Born: about 1781 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6178). Mother: Pennelifer (27890). Mar:

28 Jan 1803 in Halifax Co VA to Owen, Nancy (23342). Died: during 1820 in Virginia VA aged 39. Also known as Young. Shown as father

of Presley and other Covington orphans in an 1820 Guardianship Court order. (Last updated: 20/10/2021 16:55:52)

SPENCER COVINGTON (18980). Born during 1809 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Owen, Nancy (23342)

PRESLEY COVINGTON (14314). Born about 1811 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Owen, Nancy (23342)

THOMAS COVINGTON (15905). Born: during 1793 in Halifax Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6178). Mother: Pennelifer (27890). Mar:

 6 Oct 1821 in Halifax Co VA to Nichols, Mary K (15906). (Last updated: 17/08/2009 15:23:39)

ADA ANN E COVINGTON (15907). Born during 1824 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Nichols, Mary K (15906)

HENRY COVINGTON (15913). Born 26 Dec 1827 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Nichols, Mary K (15906)

MARY H COVINGTON (15908). Born during 1828 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Nichols, Mary K (15906)

SARAH M COVINGTON (15909). Born during 1830 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Nichols, Mary K (15906)

DAVID C COVINGTON (15910). Born during 1833 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Nichols, Mary K (15906)

SUSAN G COVINGTON (15911). Born during 1834 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Nichols, Mary K (15906)

WALTER S COVINGTON (15912). Born during 1840 in Halifax Co VA. Mother: Nichols, Mary K (15906)

ANN COVINGTON (6463). Born: 21 Oct 1747 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6453). Mother: Kavanaugh, Jael (6461).

Mar: Dec 1766 in Culpeper Co VA to Favor, William John (). Died: 19 Aug 1783 in Culpeper Co VA aged 35. (Last updated: 31/01/2019

15:09:21)

SARAH COVINGTON (6464). Born: during 1748 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (6453). Mother: Kavanaugh, Elizabeth

Ann (6462). Mar: 5 Dec 1766 in Culpeper Co VA to Tutt, William (). 2nd Mar: 11 Jan 1794 in Culpeper Co VA to Routt, John (). (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

 ELEANOR COVINGTON (6466). Born: about 1756 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6454). Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary

Frances (6465). Mar: about 1778 in Virginia VA to Hensley, Robert (). Shown as Ellinor on some records. Was left the following in her

father's will: "I give and bequeath to my daughter Ellinor Hensley a certain tract or parcel of land adjoining John Strother and the North side

of the South Fork of the Rush River being part of one hundred acres I bought of the said John Strother, beginning at a white oak standing on

the river bank near a large rock that runs into the river thru a northerly course to a long line of marked trees to John Strothers line to the river

and up the river to the beginning supposed to be about fifty acres which said land I give to my daughter Ellinor and her heirs forever be the

same more or less" (Last updated: 14/06/2010 13:36:28)

ANN COVINGTON (26774). Born: about 1758 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6454). Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances

(6465). (Last updated: 18/06/2021 15:14:54)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6468). Born: about 1758 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6454). Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary

Frances (6465). Died: about 1795 in Madison Co KY aged 37. (Last updated: 18/06/2021 15:14:54)

 ROBERT COVINGTON (6469). Born: 3 Jan 1760 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6454). Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary

Frances (6465). Mar: during 1782 in Culpeper Co VA to Duncan, Mary (6918). 2nd Mar: 27 Feb 1843 in Madison Co KY to Buirke, Amy

(18802). Died: 10 Aug 1847 in Madison Co KY aged 87. Entered service 1779 in Culpeper County, Virginia; granted Pension 1832 in

Madison County, Kentucky, Affidavit by John Buirke present at marriage of soldier & Amy Buirke; letter in file states soldier was born

1/3/1762 in Culpeper County, Virginia, & he died 3/8/1847 in Madison County, Kentucky; from descendant R.C.H. Covington, Richmond,

Kentucky, who was also descendant of Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Maupin of Albemarle County, Virginia, who later resided in

Madison County, Kentucky. R667.

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters, Pension Application of Robert Covington W2067 Amy Covington

 VA Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris.State of Kentucky, Madison County Sct.

 

On this 1st day of Octo’r 1832, personally appeared before the County Court of Madison County, Robert Covington a resident in the County

and State aforesaid, aged Seventy years (last January) who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his Oath, make the following

declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 6th [sic: 7th] 1832.

 

That he enlisted in the Army of the United States on the [blank] day of Feb 1779 with Captain John Roberts (who was subsequently

promoted to a Major) and served in the Regiment of the Virginia line, under the following named Officers, to wit: Colo. Francis Taylor, Major

John Roberts, Adjutant James Burton Capt. James Purvis, Lieut. John Slaughter, and Ensign Wm. Slaughter [William Slaughter] – that he

resided at the time of his enlistment in the County of Culpeper in the State of Virginia and was stationed at the Albemarle Barracks, near

Charlottesville Virginia, and was principally employed in guarding the prisoners captured with Burgoyne [at Saratoga on 17 Oct 1777 and

kept at Albemarle Barracks Jan 1779 - Feb 1781], and was discharged on the [blank] day of [blank] 1781 having been in the service

something upwards of two years.

 

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity, except the present, and declares that his name is not on the

pension roll of the agency in any state. Sworn and subscribed to the day and year aforesaid. Robert his X mark Covington [Joel Hickman

(pension application S13391) certified that he had served with Covington.] (Last updated: 26/05/2020 10:11:37)

WILLIAM A COVINGTON (13071). Born 31 Jul 1783 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

SARAH COVINGTON (7449). Born during 1785 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (8013). Born during 1787 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

MILDRED COVINGTON (8128). Born during 1790 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

LUCY COVINGTON (12142). Born during 1792 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

MARY COVINGTON (13068). Born about 1795 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

CHARLES COVINGTON (12961). Born during 1797 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

COLEMAN COVINGTON (13070). Born 19 Oct 1800 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918)

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GRIZZELL COVINGTON (6467). Born: during 1761 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6454). Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary

Frances (6465). Mar: about 1780 in Culpeper Co VA to Cooper, Leighton (). Died: during 1848 in Kentucky KY aged 87. Husband,

Leighton, was born in 1757, in Virginia. They had one daughter: Judith Fulture McPhail (born Cooper). (Last updated: 20/07/2009 21:59:57)

 LUCY COVINGTON (5994). Born: about 1765 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William (6454). Mother: Kavanaugh, Mary Frances

(6465). (Last updated: 20/07/2009 21:59:57)

ANNE COVINGTON (6471). Born: 10 Oct 1747 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Robert (6457). Mother: Strother, Margaret (6470).

Mar: about 1772 in Culpeper Co VA to Hill, LeRoy (). Died: during 1829 in Virginia VA aged 81. They had 8 children (Last updated:

14/06/2010 13:36:28)

FRANCIS STROTHER COVINGTON (6472). Born: 4 Feb 1754 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Robert (6457). Mother: Strother,

Margaret (6470). Mar: 17 Nov 1774 in Culpeper Co VA to Strother, Lucy (6473). Died: 21 Jul 1823 in Culpeper Co VA aged 69. (Last

updated: 19/12/2010 18:02:39)

PEGGY STROTHER COVINGTON (19132). Born 6 Sep 1775 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

MARY WADE COVINGTON (18805). Born 1 Oct 1777 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

SUSANNAH D COVINGTON (19133). Born 1 Jul 1779 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

MILDRED COVINGTON (18806). Born 28 Mar 1781 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

ROBERT COVINGTON (18807). Born 6 Mar 1783 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

JOHN STROTHER COVINGTON (18808). Born during 1785 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

LUCINDA COVINGTON (18809). Born 14 Feb 1787 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

GILLIAN ANN COLEMAN COVINGTON (18810). Born 6 Apr 1789 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

FRANCIS STROTHER COVINGTON (16108). Born during 1793 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (18811). Born 27 May 1795 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

COLEMAN COVINGTON (18812). Born during 1797 in Missouri MO. Mother: Strother, Lucy (6473)

WILLIAM W COVINGTON (6474). Born: during 1758 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Robert (6457). Mother: Strother, Margaret

(6470). Mar: about 1780 in Culpeper Co VA to Strother, Mildred (6475). Died: 21 Oct 1810 in Culpeper Co VA aged 52. A soldier

belonging to the company of the late John Thornton [BLWt1870-450] of the Virginia line upon Continental establishment, of the army of the

revolutionary War, who enlisted in said Company about the year 1776 or 77, and was in the ever memorable battle of Brandywine [11 Sep

1777]. (Last updated: 26/05/2020 10:11:37)

LUKE COVINGTON (13310). Born 1774- 1775 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Strother, Mildred (6475)

LEWIS COVINGTON (16736). Born during 1785 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Mildred (6475)

WILLIAM W COVINGTON (16997). Born 7 Oct 1786 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Strother, Mildred (6475)

MARGARET T COVINGTON (18803). Born about 1795 in Virginia VA. Mother: Strother, Mildred (6475)

SUSAN COVINGTON (18804). Born about 1800 in Virginia VA. Mother: Strother, Mildred (6475)

 SUSANNAH COVINGTON (6476). Born: during 1762 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Robert (6457). Mother: Strother, Margaret

(6470). Mar: about 1784 in Culpeper Co VA to Hughes, Anthony (). Died: 20 Oct 1823 in Culpeper Co VA aged 61. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

RICHARD C COVINGTON (16761). Born: about 1744 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Luke (6458). Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795).

 Mar: about 1810 in U.S.A. to Kercheval, Ann (18796). Died: during 1815 in U.S.A. aged 71. (Last updated: 19/12/2010 18:02:39)

JOSEPH B COVINGTON (18797). Born about 1811 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Kercheval, Ann (18796)

SOPHIA D COVINGTON (18798). Born about 1812 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Kercheval, Ann (18796)

WALTER GREGORY COVINGTON (10013). Born 14 Dec 1814 in Virginia VA. Mother: Kercheval, Ann (18796)

RICHARD LaFON COVINGTON (18799). Born about 1814 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Kercheval, Ann (18796)

THOMAS COVINGTON (16762). Born: about 1746 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Luke (6458). Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795).

Died: during 1822 in U.S.A. aged 76. (Last updated: 19/12/2010 18:02:39)

GRIGGORY COVINGTON (19131). Born: about 1748 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Luke (6458). Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795).

 Had died before 1814 (Last updated: 03/08/2011 15:13:59)

ANN COVINGTON (16763). Born: about 1750 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Luke (6458). Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795). Mar:

about 1770 in Essex Co VA to Mann, Philip (). Had a son Phillip Mann. (Last updated: 19/12/2010 18:02:39)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (18801). Born: during 1762 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, Luke (6458). Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (18795).

 Mar: during 1795 in Virginia VA to Tribble, John (). They had 3 children an unnamed daughter, Peter & Anna Louisa Trible. (Last updated:

16/12/2010 17:15:40)

URSULA COVINGTON (10777). Born: during 1754 in Danville City VA. Father: Covington, William (10775). Mother: Walker, Mary (17219).

 Mar: 3 Feb 1773 in Guilford Co NC to Walker, John Henry (). Died: 28 May 1848 in Rutherford Co NC aged 94. Various spellings of her

name have been recorded including Ursley, Ursilla, Urcilla, Urcella and Urusula. Husband born 1748 Danville VA, Dan River section of

Virginia. He died 13 Jan 1820 at Rutherford Co NC aged 71.

 

They had 12 children, Thaddeus Dudley Walker b.1774, William Walker b.1776, Ursula Walker b.1778, James "Jimmy" Walker b.1780,

Mary Polly Walker b.1783, John Walker Jr b. 1788, Thoma Walker b. 1790, Elijah Walker b.10 Jan 1793, Jesse Walker b.19 Sep 1797,

Susannah Walker b.22 Mar 1798 and Joel Walker b.18 Oct 1801 all at Rutherford Co NC (Last updated: 18/06/2021 14:22:45)

 JOSIAH COVINGTON (10779). Born: about 1755 in Danville City VA. Father: Covington, William (10775). Mother: Walker, Mary (17219).

Mar: 21 Feb 1785 in Rutherford Co NC to Morgan, Mary (10793). Died: 6 Mar 1818 in Rutherford Co NC aged 63. A number of sources

show his name as Josiah Walker John, but recent correspondence from Nevora Covington Nush (nevora@att.net)x refutes this, she being a

direct descendent and having researched the family tree for some time.

 

He made a will in Rutherford Co., NC, 1818. Josiah was born along the Dan River, near Danville, VA or in Rutherford Co NC. He was

married at the Sandy Run Baptist Church, Rutherford Co NC.

 

According to Nevora Covington Nush files: He came from Danville VA either before or right after the Revolutionary War to Mooresboro in

Rutherford Co NC. He is found on the Rutherford County tax list and the 1790 Census for Morgan District, in which it was reported that he

lived with 3 females. This was the first ever US Census brought in by the first US President George Washington.

 

He bought land in 1795 (Deed Book M-Q/241) & appears in the 1800 Census living with his wife, 5 daughters & 2 sons.

 

It is reported in the book "Covington's Remembered" that he served in Capt John Nelson Co. of Militia and James Martin's Co. at Battle of

Moore's Creek. Copies of his hand-written wills are in existence for himself and his son William. They are said to be in the possession of

Steve Covington in Winston Salem NC in 1999.

 

A very detailed study into the life & subsequent descendents of Josiah features in a book "The Covington Explosion" by William Russell &

Mary L Jackson, first published by The Eakin Publication Inc, Burnet, Texas in 1983. (Last updated: 31/12/2010 18:17:56)

WILLIAM BRYSON COVINGTON (10795). Born about 1785 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

DAVID COVINGTON (6072). Born about 1786 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

MATILY COVINGTON (6073). Born about 1787 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

LUCY COVINGTON (16711). Born about 1788 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

DAVID COVINGTON (10794). Born about 1788 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

MATILDA COVINGTON (6074). Born about 1790 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

SARAH COVINGTON (10797). Born about 1792 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

MARINA COVINGTON (10796). Born about 1792 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

MINERVA COVINGTON (21229). Born about 1795 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

MELODY COVINGTON (10798). Born about 1796 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

MARTHA COVINGTON (6077). Born about 1796 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

JOSIAH COVINGTON (10799). Born 1 Jan 1798 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793)

 THOMAS COVINGTON (10778). Born: during 1755 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, William (10775). Mother:

Walker, Mary (17219). Mar: about 1779 in Rutherford Co NC to Burnette, Susannah (10792). Died: during 1809 in 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 11251) & Sarah Elizabeth Newman. As yet it is not possible to

catagorically confirm or deny this view. (Last updated: 18/06/2021 14:22:45)

SUSANNAH P COVINGTON (10783). Born during 1780 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

RICHARD COVINGTON (10786). Born during 1780 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

JOHN COVINGTON (10785). Born 1780- 1787 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

REBECCA COVINGTON (10787). Born about 1788 in Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (10788). Born about 1789 in Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

MARY COVINGTON (10789). Born about 1791 in Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

THOMAS COVINGTON (10790). Born about 1793 in Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (10791). Born about 1796 in Franklin Co GA. Mother: Burnette, Susannah (10792)

MARTHA COVINGTON (10782). Born: about 1761 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, William (10775). Mother: Walker,

Mary (17219). Mar: 11 Mar 1800 in Rutherford Co NC to Moore, John L (). Died: during 1816 in Rutherford Co NC aged 55. Husband, son

of Aaron Moore and Rachel Lawrence, born 19 Nov 1777 and died 11 Mar 1857. They had 8 children: Matilda Joyce Moore b.9 Jun 1802,

Joab Lawrence Moore b.15 Dec 1826, Rachel Moore b. 22 Nov 1803, Sarah Moore b.1805, Lorena Moore b.1 Oct 1806, Moses Moore

b.8 May 1808, John Covington Moore b.7 Nov 1811 and James L Moore b.27 Mar 1815 all in North Carolina NC. After Martha's death

husband re-married to a Susanna Jones. (Last updated: 18/06/2021 14:22:45)

 WILLIAM HORACE COVINGTON (10780). Born: 16 Aug 1775 in Danville City VA. Father: Covington, William (10775). Mother: Walker,

Mary (17219). Mar: 16 Apr 1795 in Rutherford Co NC to McIntyre, Rhoda (10801). 2nd Mar: Mar 1841 in Rutherford Co NC to Green, Mary

Rincie (10811). Died: 28 Jan 1861 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC aged 85. The DeProiest Family Journal informs us:

 

He married twice. He married first Rhoda McIntyre about 1795. Rhoda was born about 1771. Rhoda died 1 March 1841. They had no

children. While Rhoda's lineage is not known, she is probably a descendent of Alexander McEntire, possibly the daughter of Aaron

McEntire and a first wife and hence a cousin of William's second wife. While married to Rhoda, William witnessed legal documents for

Alexander's sons and was the executor of Aaron's estate.

 

He married second Mary Polly Rincie Green in March of 1841. Polly was born in Rutherford Co., NC 21 November 1811. She was the

daughter of James L. Green and Sarah Moss. Polly died 29 November 1902 in Cleveland Co., NC, at 91 years of age.

 

William and Polly were married two or three weeks after William's first wife Rhoda died. When asked why they married so quickly, Polly is

said to have responded that she had to marry him because people where already carrying off all his belongings! William became a father

for the first time at 66. He was 80 when his youngest child was born.

 

In 1797 William purchased land on the east side of Brushy Creek of the First Broad River. In the ensuing years his brothers or nephews

Thomas and John bought land nearby.

 

The red headed William was a surveyor and very civilly involved. In 1841, he played an important role in the formation of Cleveland County

from Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1843, he was instrumental in laying out the town of Shelby, the county seat. William served with

Isaac Irvine, George Cabaniss, Samuel Bailey, Yancey Reisendine and Thomas Roberts from Rutherford County and John Neil, James S.

Oates, John Roberts, Robert Falls, Joshua Beam, and William Graham of Lincoln County to form the new county. After the formation of the

county, William also served on the first Board of County Commissioners.

 

William, Rhoda and Polly are buried together between Shelby and Polkville in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The verse on William's

tombstone reads

 

He was useful in his neighborhood

To wife and children kind and good

Was useful in the church also

But now his work is done below. (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

WILLIAM DANIEL HENRY COVINGTON (10803). Born 29 Mar 1842 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811)

ELIZA C COVINGTON (10804). Born 26 Aug 1843 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811)

SARAH A COVINGTON (10805). Born 26 Apr 1845 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC. Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811)

THOMAS P COVINGTON (10806). Born during 1848 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC. Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811)

RICHARD CHAMPION COVINGTON (10808). Born 29 Aug 1850 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811)

DRURY D COVINGTON (10809). Born 29 Aug 1852 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811)

AMANDA JANE COVINGTON (10810). Born 28 Sep 1855 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811)

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 RICHARD COVINGTON (10781). Born: about 1777 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, William (10775). Mother: Walker, Mary

(17219). (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

ANN COVINGTON (12600). Born: 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (12589). Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596).

(Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:23:37)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (12597). Born: 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (12589). Mother: Crutcher, Sarah

(12596). Mar: about 1790 in Essex Co VA to Lee, Lewis (). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 28/08/2012 15:48:51)

FRANCES COVINGTON (12599). Born: 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (12589). Mother: Crutcher, Sarah

(12596). Mar: about 1793 in Virginia VA to Tigner, William (). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:23:10)

RICHARD H COVINGTON (12598). Born: 1766- 1777 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (12589). Mother: Crutcher, Sarah

(12596). Mar: about 1795 in Essex Co VA to Brizendine, Elizabeth (12623). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002

11:22:53)

WILLIAM G COVINGTON (12601). Born: about 1778 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (12589). Mother: Crutcher, Sarah

(12596). Mar: during 1809 in Virginia VA to Merriot, Ursula (12602). 2nd Mar: 9 Jan 1819 in Virginia VA to Selph, Mary Catherine (12603).

 Died: about 1855 in Caroline Co VA aged 77. (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:23:58)

ANN COVINGTON (12604). Born about 1810 in Virginia VA. Mother: Merriot, Ursula (12602)

JAMES W COVINGTON (12605). Born during 1813 in Bowling Green, Caroline Co VA. Mother: Merriot, Ursula (12602)

ADDISON A COVINGTON (12606). Born during 1817 in Virginia VA. Mother: Merriot, Ursula (12602)

SARAH CORTNEY COVINGTON (15351). Born 28 Feb 1817 in Virginia VA. Mother: Merriot, Ursula (12602)

LOUISA COVINGTON (12607). Born about 1827 in Virginia VA. Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine (12603)

JOHN FRANKLIN COVINGTON (12608). Born during 1828 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine (12603)

SARAH COVINGTON (12609). Born during 1829 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine (12603)

WILLIAM N COVINGTON (12610). Born Sep 1831 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine (12603)

MARY E COVINGTON (12611). Born during 1836 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine (12603)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12612). Born 27 Apr 1837 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine (12603)

JOSEPH HENRY COVINGTON (12613). Born during 1841 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine (12603)

 THOMAS COVINGTON (20009). Born: about 1790 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (12589). Mother: Crutcher, Sarah (12596).

 Mar: 27 Sep 1809 in Caroline Co VA to Boulware, Catherine (20010). Died: during 1860 in U.S.A. aged 70. (Last updated: 07/09/2021

10:42:46)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (20013). Born about 1811 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Boulware, Catherine (20010)

WILLIAM LEE COVINGTON (27355). Born during 1812 in Cannon Co TN. Mother: Boulware, Catherine (20010)

MARY COVINGTON (27356). Born 2 Jun 1814 in Virginia VA. Mother: Boulware, Catherine (20010)

MAHALY COVINGTON (20014). Born about 1816 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Boulware, Catherine (20010)

MARY COVINGTON (20011). Born during 1820 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Boulware, Catherine (20010)

LEAH E COVINGTON (27357). Born 7 Jun 1824 in Virginia VA. Mother: Boulware, Catherine (20010)

RASMA COVINGTON (20012). Born during 1824 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Boulware, Catherine (20010)

EDMUND COVINGTON (12629). Born: about 1775 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (12590). Mother: not known (0). Mar: 19

Dec 1808 in Virginia VA to Saunders, Nancy (12630). 2nd Mar: during 1823 in Virginia VA to Saunders, Ann (12631). (Julie Randolph's

Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 17:14:43)

MARY COVINGTON (12632). Born: about 1776 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, Thomas (12590). Mother: not known (0). Mar: during

1809 in Essex Co VA to Saunders, Henry (). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 17:18:16)

RICHARD COVINGTON (13936). Born: about 1774 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13911). Mother: Old, Phebe (13912).

Mar: about 1796 in Edgefield Co SC to Birley, Nancy (13937). Died: during 1836 in Columbia, Richland Co SC aged 62. An early family

story said he was an officer during the Battle for New Orleans in the war of 1812 but the roster of troops at the battle site doesn't mention his

 name. He became wealthy for his time and owned many slaves, several show horses and a 50 saw cotton gin. The gin must have been

hand-operated as it was only appraised at $100. In 1836 Richard wrote a log detailed will giving things to many friends and relatives and

making special provision for a mulatto slave woman named Mima and her son Alfred (or Alford) to be provided with 50 acres of land and a

comfortable cabin.

 

Almost immediately he wrote a codicil to the will revoking almost everything and leaving most of his estate to his brother William. He did

however, remember Mima and Alfred by providing that they be taken to one of the "free" states and allowed to remain there if she wished.

No one knows who Alfred's father was. Roichard's will is on file at the state archives in Columbia SC (info from Bryan Covington) (Last

updated: 17/10/2002 14:52:15)

JOSEPHUS LANGDON COVINGTON (13949). Born 30 Sep 1823 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Birley, Nancy (13937)

CHARLES COVINGTON (13920). Born: about 1776 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13911). Mother: Old, Phebe (13912).

 Charles was the eldest son and had completed his schooling before his father died. Each of the 3 sons were to share equally the estate

after their mother's share was taken out. (info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 22/09/2002 19:15:36)

 PATSY COVINGTON (13919). Born: about 1778 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13911). Mother: Old, Phebe (13912).

Mar: about 1796 in South Carolina SC to Moore, George B (). Had a daughter Harriet Moore, who was left a slave woman in her mother's

father's will. It is thought Patsy had died by time of her father's will. (info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 20/02/2021 16:04:24)

NANCY COVINGTON (13918). Born: about 1780 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13911). Mother: Old, Phebe (13912).

Mar: about 1795 in Edgefield Co SC to Fuqua, William (). Received a gown pattern in her father's will since she had already received her

share of the family estate. (Last updated: 20/02/2021 16:04:24)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (13934). Born: about 1787 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13911). Mother: Old, Phebe (13912).

Mar: about 1815 in Abbeville Co SC to Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935). Died: Mar 1864 in Columbus, Lowndes Co MS aged 76. Provision

was made in his father's will for him and his brother Richard to complete their education before the estate was divided. He enlisted in the

army during the war of 1812. South Carolina raised 2 Regiments during the war named Youngblood's and Austin's. Austin's had a 1st Lt

named Richard Covington, and 3 Privates named Edmund, Richard & William Covington.

 

There may have been another family of Covingtons living in that part of the state, possibly related to the Edmund Covington (6176) of

Lunenburg Co VA. William and Richard later moved from Edgefield to Abbeville County and obtained land on the Rocky River in the upper

part of the county. William remained there until 1836 when he moved to somewhere near Columbus MS on Wolfe Rd. The family farmed a

large amount of land with many slaves.

 

William had 2 slave boys of whom he was fond and named them Little Aaron & Big Aaron. He wrote his will in 1855. By that time all his

children had died except Ben and James. By the time he died about 1863, James had died and Ben was fighting in the war and would not

return, so any estate he left after the war probably went to the widows of these 2 sons. His will was probated in 1864 and is on file in the

Court House in Columbus. He is probably buried in the family plot in Columbus MS (unmarked). A billfold that he once owned still exists.

(info from Bryan Covington 2002) (Last updated: 12/10/2002 15:49:12)

EDMUND MARTIN COVINGTON (13938). Born about 1817 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

EMILY C COVINGTON (13939). Born about 1818 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

RICHARD BENJAMIN COVINGTON (13940). Born about 1819 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

CHARLES COVINGTON (13942). Born about 1820 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

JAMES BARKLEY MARTIN COVINGTON (13943). Born about 1824 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (13945). Born about 1826 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

JANE N COVINGTON (25216). Born during 1830 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

ADELLA COVINGTON (25215). Born during 1833 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (13946). Born about 1834 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

AUGUSTUS SAMUEL WATT COVINGTON (13944). Born about 1835 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

THOMAS COVINGTON (13947). Born about 1836 in Abbeville Co SC. Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935)

 CATHERINE COVINGTON (14430). Born: during 1780 in Lowndes Co AL. Father: Covington, John (14428). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(14429). (Last updated: 04/06/2008 15:53:48)

JOHN BURNETTE COVINGTON (14431). Born: during 1785 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, John (14428). Mother: Burnette,

Susannah (14429). Mar: about 1803 in Edgefield Co SC to Taylor, Lucille (14435). Died: 9 Apr 1841 in Altoona, Bartow Co GA aged 56.

Given same piece of land as given to his father by his grandfather. He died in US Civil War. Info from Karen Ann Shepherd

(mngkaren@aol.com) info also from John Hardy & Ann Williams family tree but they state he died 4 May 1841 in Macon, Bibb Co GA.

 

Obit for John Burnette Covington, Macon Ga newspaper 'MACON TELEGRAPH' of May 4, 1841 (Bibb County, Ga) - "John B. Covington,

Esq, died near Altoona, Ga. On 9th inst. Suddenly, formerly of Hamburg, SC."

 

Hamburg was located in SC just across the river from Augusta GA and is the area which was called formerly south of Campbellton. He

rented a ware house (perhaps on lot 231) in Hamburg SC across from Augusta GA, See http://www.arete-

designs.com/shultz/genealogy/index.html

 

John B. Covington's family was already living in Alabama when he died and he may have been on a trip back to South Carolina to take care

 of some business. When John Burnette Covington left Hamburg, SC after 1833, he first settled in Cherokee Co. Alabama.

 

John Burnette Covington was married to Lucilla Taylor b circa 1789 in SC. His descendants said that Mary Fair, a half/sister of the

Covington children, daughter of Lucille and Isaac Fair was married to a Mr Anderson (of Edgefield SC?) and it was said that Mr Anderson

was quite rich and left the Covington children much money but the Covington children reported that it never was trickled down or made

available to them. So Mary Fair, step daughter to John Burnett Covington, married Mr. Anderson and they had no children but left her

Covington half siblings money.

 

1810 Lucilla Fair widow of Isaac Fair, living next to William Taylor (probably her father who was b ca 1750). Lucilla Fair has a young boy

and a young girl (Mary?). She apparently married John Burnette Covington about 1815. Lucilla's daughter Mary Fair and her unknown

brother went along to Alabama.

 

So was it Lucilla Fair, Taylor or Traylor who John Burnette married? (Last updated: 04/06/2008 15:54:35)

THOMAS COVINGTON (14436). Born during 1803 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Taylor, Lucille (14435)

RICHARD BURNETTE COVINGTON (14437). Born 18 Dec 1818 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Taylor, Lucille (14435)

WILLIAM H COVINGTON (19512). Born Feb 1822 in Hamburg, Aiken Co SC. Mother: Taylor, Lucille (14435)

LEWIS HENRY COVINGTON (14439). Born 11 Dec 1824 in Hamburg, Aiken Co SC. Mother: Taylor, Lucille (14435)

MARY COVINGTON (14440). Born during 1826 in Edgefield Co SC. Mother: Taylor, Lucille (14435)

SUSAN AMANDA COVINGTON (14438). Born 19 Nov 1830 in Hamburg, Aiken Co SC. Mother: Taylor, Lucille (14435)

RICHARD BURNETTE COVINGTON (14658). Born: 1 Jul 1787 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, John (14428). Mother: Burnette,

Susannah (14429). Mar: about 1814 in Edgefield Co SC to Bickley, Caroline (14665). Died: 22 Sep 1873 in Edgefield Co SC aged 86.

Thought to have had 1 son, but no further details available. (Last updated: 20/02/2021 16:04:24)

 NANCY COVINGTON (14432). Born: during 1789 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, John (14428). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(14429). Mar: during 1812 in Alabama AL to Garrett, Mason (). Died: 22 Mar 1862 in Henry Co VA aged 73. (Last updated: 20/02/2021

16:04:24)

EDWARD EDMUND COVINGTON (14433). Born: during 1794 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, John (14428). Mother: Burnette,

Susannah (14429). Could have been named Edward (Last updated: 04/06/2008 15:55:25)

LEROY COVINGTON (14434). Born: during 1795 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, John (14428). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(14429). Mar: about 1820 in Lowndes Co AL to Elizabeth (14666). Known as Lee. Appears in 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 Lowndes Co AL

Censuses described as a Planter. Was 85 at time of 1880 Census, wife still living with him (Last updated: 06/02/2009 11:54:22)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (14667). Born 1819- 1820 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

SUSAN E COVINGTON (14668). Born 1827- 1828 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

NANCY COVINGTON (14669). Born 1829- 1830 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

JULIA A COVINGTON (14670). Born 1830- 1831 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

ELIZA COVINGTON (14671). Born 1831- 1832 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

CAROLINE M COVINGTON (14672). Born 1832- 1833 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

JOHN COVINGTON (14673). Born 1833- 1834 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

SARAH A COVINGTON (14674). Born 1835- 1836 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

HARRIET J COVINGTON (14675). Born 7 May 1837 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

MARY A COVINGTON (14676). Born 1837- 1838 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

MARTHA COVINGTON (14677). Born 1839- 1840 in Lowndes Co AL. Mother: Elizabeth (14666)

  GENERATION   Seven

JESSE COVINGTON (6157). Born: 20 Dec 1793 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins,

Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 24 Oct 1816 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN to Beesley, Lavisa (6158). Died: 28 Mar 1834 in Tennessee TN aged

40. They settled in Unionville, Tennessee (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MINERVA COVINGTON (6156). Born 20 Oct 1817 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Beesley, Lavisa (6158)

ELDRIDGE A COVINGTON (6202). Born 20 Jul 1821 in Bedford Co TN. Mother: Beesley, Lavisa (6158)

AMBROSE B COVINGTON (6206). Born 18 Mar 1823 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Beesley, Lavisa (6158)

CATHERINE RACHEL COVINGTON (6207). Born 20 Dec 1825 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Beesley, Lavisa (6158)

CHRISTOPHER C COVINGTON (6208). Born 13 Dec 1828 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Beesley, Lavisa (6158)

JOHN JESSE COVINGTON (6210). Born 24 Apr 1831 in Bedford Co TN. Mother: Beesley, Lavisa (6158)

LOUISA C COVINGTON (6209). Born 25 Oct 1833 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Beesley, Lavisa (6158)

LARKIN ANDERSON COVINGTON (6255). Born: 24 Feb 1796 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159).

Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 12 Mar 1817 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN to Menefee, Ann S (6256). 2nd Mar: 17 Apr 1866 in

Tennessee TN to Smotherman, Diana (6440). Died: about 1869 in Versailles, Rutherford Co TN aged 73. Was divorced from 1st wife after

 years of marriage, and re-married when aged 70. The wedding was solemnized by Frances Jackson, J.P. (Further family info from Mary

Patricia Hunter, Nov 2011) (Last updated: 28/06/2010 07:12:43)

NAOMI CISSLE COVINGTON (6345). Born 28 Dec 1817 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

THOMAS HARDEN PERKINS COVINGTON (6346). Born 15 Aug 1819 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

NEWELL P COVINGTON (6348). Born 15 Sep 1821 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (6349). Born 15 Jun 1823 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

JOHN ADAM M COVINGTON (6350). Born 6 Jan 1825 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

JEMIMA JANE COVINGTON (6351). Born 6 Nov 1826 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

SARAH ANN AMERICA COVINGTON (6352). Born 7 Jun 1828 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

EMILY E COVINGTON (6353). Born 1 May 1830 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

LARKIN MENEFEE COVINGTON (6377). Born Feb 1831 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

RACHAEL E COVINGTON (6357). Born about 1834 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

JULIA ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6356). Born during 1836 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

WILLIAM FRANKLIN COVINGTON (6354). Born during 1838 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

ROBERT WESTON COVINGTON (6355). Born during 1839 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Menefee, Ann S (6256)

 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (6244). Born: 13 Jul 1798 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins,

Jane Davis (6160). Mar: during 1818 in Tennessee TN to Maxwell, John (). 2nd Mar: after 1827 in Tennessee TN to Murphy, Miles Pinkney

(). Died: 20 Sep 1872 in Tennessee TN aged 74. Had 5 children with 1st husband, Albert, John, William, Martha & Mary Maxwell and then

6 with 2nd husband, James, Miles, Joe, Elizabeth, Eliza & Julia Ann Murphy. Her great grandaughter is Mary Lou Maxwell (10895) who

married Howard Covington (6372) (Last updated: 16/02/2009 15:30:06)

MARTHA COVINGTON (6245). Born: 10 Jan 1801 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins,

Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 24 Dec 1817 in Tennessee TN to Collier, Ingram B (). Died: 12 Sep 1863 in Tennessee TN aged 62. Had 9

children, John, James, Jessie, Emily, Newton, Martha, Ingram, Felix & Lavayette Collier. They remained in Rutherford County and are

ancestors of Mrs sarah King (Last updated: 16/02/2009 15:30:06)

 JOHN HENRY COVINGTON (6242). Born: about 1803 in Rutherford Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins, Jane

Davis (6160). Mar: 19 Feb 1824 in Rutherford Co TN to Marlin, Mary Jane (6243). Died: during 1871 in Regan, Falls Co TX aged 68.

From "Families of Falls County", Compiled and Edited by the Falls County Historical Commission, page 101 column 1 and 2. Member of

Falls County Historical Commission.

 

John H. Covington, b 1803 in Tennessee, d before 1871 at Reagan, Falls County, Texas - was married in April 1824 (thought to be Feb

1824) in Rutherford County, Tennessee to Jane Marlin, b 1804 in Tennessee, d after 1871 in Falls County, Texas-a daughter of William

Marlin, b 1760 in North Carolina, d 1805 in Rutherford County, Tennessee, and his wife, Rachel Marlin, b 1765 in North Carolina, d in Falls

County - after December 16, 1852 when she wrote a short, personal Will. Jane was listed as a widow by April 1871, living with her daughter

and son-in-law, William W. and Mary Jane (Covington) Crouch.

 

John and Jane Covington remained in Tennessee until 1845, when they came to Falls County, Texas with their children and Jane's eighty-

year-old mother, Rachel Marlin, who wanted to see her two sons, John and James Marlin, pioneers to Texas in 1832. It was ironic that John

Marlin lived only two years after the arrival of his sister's family, and his mother.

 

The land, owned by Andrew Jackson Powers, was available since he had been killed in Captain Benjamin Bryant's fight with the Indians in

1839. John Covington purchased that acreage, and lived in the community called "Covington," which disappeared when Reagan was

established in 1870. His family and descendants lived and participated in school, church, and community affairs for over a hundred years.

 

Buried at Covington Cemetery, Covington, Hill Co TX. (Last updated: 05/10/2021 10:15:30)

RACHEL LOUISE COVINGTON (15031). Born 16 Jan 1826 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

ELIZABETH JULIA COVINGTON (15032). Born 8 Dec 1827 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

WILLIAM MARLIN COVINGTON (15033). Born 9 Sep 1829 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

LARKIN ANDERSON COVINGTON (6447). Born 21 Nov 1831 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

MARY JANE COVINGTON (15034). Born 11 Dec 1833 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

JOHN H COVINGTON (15035). Born 20 Feb 1835 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

JAMES CALVIN COVINGTON (15036). Born 11 Sep 1837 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

MARCUS LAFAYETT COVINGTON (15037). Born 14 Feb 1841 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

NANCY EMILY COVINGTON (15038). Born 9 Aug 1843 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

WILSON R COVINGTON (15039). Born 23 Jun 1845 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Marlin, Mary Jane (6243)

ANN ELIZA COVINGTON (6248). Born: during 1805 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins,

Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 20 Nov 1822 in Tennessee TN to Kirby, Jerimiah W (). 2nd Mar: after 1834 in Tennessee TN to Hunt, William ().

Died: during 1869 in Tennessee TN aged 64. Had 8 children, William, John Netot, Lem, Tennie, Kit, Martha Jane, Mary & Emily Kirby (Last

 updated: 03/08/2012 15:32:50)

 MARY JANE COVINGTON (6257). Born: about 1807 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins,

Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 3 Dec 1827 in U.S.A. to Porter, Thomas Brantley (). Died: during 1858 in Johnson Co AR aged 51. They had 9

children, John, James C, Thomas B, William F Collin, Edmond Lafayette, Jane, Eliza, Mandy & Joseph B Porter. Moved to Arkansas (Last

updated: 16/02/2009 15:30:06)

EDMOND JOSEPH COVINGTON (6246). Born: during 1810 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother:

Hankins, Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 20 Dec 1830 in Tennessee TN to Underwood, Emelia D (6295). 2nd Mar: 12 Jun 1842 in Tennessee TN

 to Nugent, Mary Lucinda (22606). 3rd Mar: Dec 1851 in Cannon Co TN to Silversmith, Elizabeth (6247). Died: about 1885 in Rutherford,

Gibson Co TN aged 75. 3rd marriage listed in Cannon Co TN Marriages 1850-66, page 13. Appears as a Slave owner (4 slaves) during

1850 Slave Schedule in Census at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County TN dated 6th Nov 1850. (Last updated: 16/07/2020 16:29:41)

MARTHA JANE COVINGTON (6293). Born 11 Apr 1832 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Underwood, Emelia D (6295)

JOSEPHINE COVINGTON (6294). Born about 1834 in Tennessee TN. Mother: Underwood, Emelia D (6295)

TALITHA JANE COVINGTON (6249). Born: during 1812 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins,

Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 6 Nov 1829 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN to Austin, Owen Edward (). 2nd Mar: during 1857 in DeWitt Co TX to

Wright, William George (). Died: during 1908 in Cuero, DeWitt Co TX aged 96. Shown as Yalitha Jane in some records. Had 7 children

Lavina, Eliza, Ann, Jane, Jim, John & Lavayette Austin. 1st husband died en route to Texas. She re-married to a school teacher and settled

at DeWitt Co, Texas in 1851 (Last updated: 16/02/2009 15:30:06)

WILLIAM FRANKLIN COVINGTON (6250). Born: 5 Dec 1813 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother:

Hankins, Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 16 Dec 1837 in Williamson Co TN to Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251). Died: 16 Jan 1897 in

Williamson Co TN aged 83. Settled near College Grove, Tennessee (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY JANE COVINGTON (6320). Born 25 Sep 1838 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

MARCUS LAFAYETTE COVINGTON (6321). Born 10 Apr 1841 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

WILLIAM DEMONBREUM COVINGTON (6322). Born 13 May 1843 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

JOHN JAMES COVINGTON (6323). Born 27 Oct 1845 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

REBECCA COVINGTON (6324). Born 31 Dec 1847 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

JOSEPH EDWARD COVINGTON (6325). Born 5 May 1850 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

MEREDITH POINDEXTER GENTRY COVINGTON (6326). Born 10 Jan 1853 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

MILLARD FILLMORE COVINGTON (6330). Born 21 Jan 1857 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

MARGARET WILSON COVINGTON (6319). Born 17 Oct 1858 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

SARAH ELIZABETH COVINGTON (15042). Born 15 Feb 1858 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

MILDRED A COVINGTON (25232). Born 21 Jan 1859 in Franklin, Williamson Co NC. Mother: Demonbreum, Margaret Wilson (6251)

 MARQUIS de LAFAYETTE COVINGTON (6252). Born: 26 Aug 1815 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159).

Mother: Hankins, Jane Davis (6160). Mar: about 1838 in Tennessee TN to Ransom, Elizabeth Snell (6253). Died: 16 July 1844 in

Versailles, Rutherford Co TN aged 28. Known as Lafayette. A veteran of the Civil War who served for Company D 20th Tennessee Infantry

Regiment. (Last updated: 16/02/2009 15:30:06)

MARY JANE COVINGTON (6331). Born 6 Jun 1839 in Rutherford Co TN. Mother: Ransom, Elizabeth Snell (6253)

SUSAN ADELAIDE COVINGTON (6332). Born 12 Mar 1841 in Rutherford Co TN. Mother: Ransom, Elizabeth Snell (6253)

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JULIA ANN COVINGTON (6254). Born: 18 Apr 1820 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, John Henry (6159). Mother: Hankins,

Jane Davis (6160). Mar: 4 Aug 1836 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN to Haynes, William Archibald (). Died: 16 Jul 1859 in Versailles,

Rutherford Co TN aged 39. She was buried at the Wray=Covington Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co TN. Husband born 15 Aug

1820, died 5 Oct 1887. They had 7 children, James Buchanan, Hiram Hausten, Christopher Columbu, John William Archibald, Granville

Crockett, Elvira Jane & Elaina Elizabeth Haynes (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANDREW JACKSON COVINGTON (10876). Born: 11 Apr 1817 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Father: Covington, David

(6236). Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439). Mar: 3 Feb 1835 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN to Corder Mary Ann (10921). Died: Sep 1893 in

Rutherford, Gibson Co TN aged 75. Also known as Champness Andrew Jackson Covington. A Farmer according to 1880 US Census.

Buried at Rocky Fork, Rutherford TN. (Last updated: 21/08/2001 18:07:46)

JAMES MADISON COVINGTON (10924). Born 16 Jul 1836 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

WILLIAM M COVINGTON (10923). Born about 1837 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

LUCINDA M COVINGTON (10933). Born 13 Sep 1838 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

TABITHA PINKNEY COVINGTON (10934). Born 17 Mar 1840 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

PARKER A COVINGTON (12282). Born during 1843 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

JOSEPH A COVINGTON (10935). Born Feb 1844 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

THOMAS LAFAYETTE COVINGTON (12283). Born 30 Mar 1844 in Smyrna, Rutherford Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

MARTHA A COVINGTON (10937). Born about 1845 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

EMILY ADELINE COVINGTON (10938). Born 17 Apr 1847 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

ANDREW JACKSON COVINGTON (10939). Born 27 Apr 1849 in Mechanicsville, Knoxville, Knox Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

DAVID L COVINGTON (12284). Born Jul 1851 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

SENORA E COVINGTON (22534). Born during 1853 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

FRANCIS I COVINGTON (12285). Born during 1856 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

HENRY ALLEN COVINGTON (10941). Born 18 May 1856 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (12286). Born during 1860 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Mother: Corder Mary Ann (10921)

 WILLIAM MADISON COVINGTON (10881). Born: 30 Dec 1818 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother: Kendrick,

Judith (6439). Mar: 9 Apr 1845 in Christian Co KY to Paine, Francis Ann (13355). Died: 28 Dec 1878 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO aged 59.

Apprenticed with brother James Monroe (ref 10873) in 1837. Both brothers later migrated to Kentucky and Missouri. Buried at City

Cemetery, Bolivar MO. (Last updated: 17/08/2021 08:23:09)

DAVID WILLIAM COVINGTON (13356). Born 6 Jan 1848 in Christian Co KY. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

MARY COVINGTON (13357). Born 22 Dec 1850 in Christian Co KY. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

JAMES THOMAS COVINGTON (13358). Born May 1853 in Kentucky KY. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

SARAH FRANCES COVINGTON (13359). Born during 1855 in Missouri MO. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

ISABELLA COVINGTON (13360). Born during 1859 in Polk Co MO. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

SUE BELLE COVINGTON (13361). Born during 1860 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

NANNA PRICE COVINGTON (13362). Born during 1863 in Missouri MO. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

ROBERT BENJAMIN COVINGTON (13363). Born during 1869 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

ROBERT BENJAMIN COVINGTON (8229). Born 4 Jan 1869 in Missouri MO. Mother: Paine, Francis Ann (13355)

JAMES A COVINGTON (10877). Born: about 1820 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother: Kendrick, Judith

 (6439). Thought to have died young, possibly before 1823 (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

JOSEPH AUSTIN COVINGTON (10872). Born: about 1820 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother:

Kendrick, Judith (6439). (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

 JAMES MONROE COVINGTON (10873). Born: about 1823 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother:

Kendrick, Judith (6439). Mar: 23 Sep 1847 in West Bend, Polk Co MO to Pyle, Susan A (13345). Died: 28 Apr 1900 in Bolivar, Polk Co

MO aged 77. Shown in some records as James Madison Covington. Apprenticed in 1837 with brother William Madison and again in 1839

as Saddlers. Later migrated to Kentucky and Missouri (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

THOMAS COVINGTON (13346). Born about 1849 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

LEONIDAS COVINGTON (13347). Born during 1851 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

MARY LEWIS COVINGTON (13348). Born during 1853 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

WALTER COVINGTON (13351). Born about 1855 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

LAURA COVINGTON (13350). Born about 1859 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

JAMES T COVINGTON (13349). Born 1855- 1870 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

CORA COVINGTON (13352). Born 1855- 1870 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

BERTHA COVINGTON (13353). Born about 1871 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

LYDIA PYLE COVINGTON (13354). Born 25 Dec 1877 in Bolivar, Polk Co MO. Mother: Pyle, Susan A (13345)

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LUCINDA E COVINGTON (10878). Born: about 1824 in Smyrna, Rutherford Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother: Kendrick,

Judith (6439). Mar: 23 Dec 1851 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN to Townes, William Carroll (). Died: 21 Nov 1899 in Rutherford, Gibson Co

TN aged 75. (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

 THOMAS GWINN COVINGTON (10874). Born: 29 Jan 1826 in Smyrna, Rutherford Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother:

Kendrick, Judith (6439). Mar: 26 Aug 1852 in Christian Co KY to Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332). Died: 15 Nov 1897 in Graves Co KY

aged 71. (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

MARY FRANCES COVINGTON (13333). Born 20 Jul 1854 in Christian Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COVINGTON (13334). Born 8 Jul 1856 in Christian Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

ELNORA VICTORIA COVINGTON (13335). Born 18 Nov 1858 in Christian Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

TENNESSEE COVINGTON (13336). Born 26 Apr 1861 in Christian Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

JOHN MORGAN COVINGTON (13337). Born 19 Jun 1862 in Trigg Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

ALLIE B COVINGTON (13338). Born 17 Aug 1864 in Trigg Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON (13339). Born 16 May 1867 in Graves Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

JOE LEE COVINGTON (13340). Born 10 Apr 1869 in Graves Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

JIM DAVIE COVINGTON (13341). Born 6 Jul 1871 in Graves Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

LAN JACKSON COVINGTON (13342). Born 19 May 1874 in Christian Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

ROLLIE COVINGTON (13343). Born 28 Feb 1876 in Mayfield, Graves Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

GEORGE JENKINS COVINGTON (13344). Born 28 Apr 1878 in Mayfield, Graves Co KY. Mother: Payne, Matilda Caroline (13332)

AMANDA COVINGTON (21395). Born: about 1827 in Madison Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother: Kendrick, Judith (6439).

 (Last updated: 27/03/2019 15:24:20)

FRANCIS J COVINGTON (10875). Born: about 1827 in Smyrna, Rutherford Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother: Kendrick,

Judith (6439). (Last updated: 19/09/2001 11:40:02)

TABITHA COVINGTON (15024). Born: about 1829 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother: Kendrick, Judith

(6439). (Last updated: 16/02/2009 15:30:06)

HENRY COVINGTON (15028). Born: about 1831 in Rutherford, Gibson Co TN. Father: Covington, David (6236). Mother: Kendrick, Judith

(6439). (Last updated: 16/02/2009 11:43:36)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (25230). Born: 5 Oct 1805 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William Franklin (6240). Mother: Roberts,

Catherine (6241). Mar: 30 Nov 1830 in Williamson Co TN to Pate, Henry (). Died: 26 Jul 1888 in Rutherford Co TN aged 82. (Last

updated: 21/02/2021 18:39:52)

 WILLIAM P COVINGTON (11950). Born: about 1806 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William Franklin (6240). Mother: Roberts, Catherine

 (6241). Mar: 8 Oct 1836 in Williamson Co TN to Pate, Minerva (11927). Died: during 1857 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC aged 51.

Wife married his cousin, Spotswood Lafayette (11926) after his death (Last updated: 21/02/2021 19:16:30)

MARY COVINGTON (25231). Born: about 1812 in Williamson Co TN. Father: Covington, William Franklin (6240). Mother: Roberts,

Catherine (6241). Mar: 21 Nov 1832 in Tennessee TN to Betty, William H (). (Last updated: 21/02/2021 18:43:47)

JOHN COVINGTON (11948). Born: about 1815 in Williamson Co TN. Father: Covington, William Franklin (6240). Mother: Roberts,

Catherine (6241). Mar: 2 Jan 1826 in Williamson Co TN to Pate, Susan (11949). (Last updated: 21/02/2021 18:39:52)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (25237). Born 10 Oct 1843 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Pate, Susan (11949)

MANERVA COVINGTON (25238). Born during 1846 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Pate, Susan (11949)

WILLIAM JOHN MABRY COVINGTON (25239). Born 11 Aug 1854 in Williamson Co TN. Mother: Pate, Susan (11949)

DE LA FAYETTE COVINGTON (25236). Born: during 1818 in Williamson Co TN. Father: Covington, William Franklin (6240). Mother:

Roberts, Catherine (6241). (Last updated: 21/02/2021 19:26:41)

JAMES C COVINGTON (25233). Born: during 1818 in Williamson Co TN. Father: Covington, William Franklin (6240). Mother: Roberts,

Catherine (6241). Mar: 21 Dec 1843 in Williamson Co TN to Orton, Mary M (25234). (Last updated: 21/02/2021 19:20:36)

MARY T COVINGTON (25235). Born during 1849 in Fayette Co TN. Mother: Orton, Mary M (25234)

WILLIAM A COVINGTON (13071). Born: 31 Jul 1783 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918).

Mar: 6 Dec 1803 in Madison Co KY to Moberley, Edith (13072). Died: 26 Aug 1869 in Madison Co KY aged 86. (Last updated:

25/04/2002 20:44:54)

ROBERT COVINGTON (13069). Born during 1804 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Moberley, Edith (13072)

MILTON C COVINGTON (13073). Born 27 Jan 1815 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Moberley, Edith (13072)

JEPTHA M COVINGTON (13075). Born 14 Feb 1816 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Moberley, Edith (13072)

MILDRED DEAN COVINGTON (13076). Born 17 Mar 1818 in Madison Co KY. Mother: Moberley, Edith (13072)

WILLIAM QUINN COVINGTON (13074). Born 15 Oct 1820 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Moberley, Edith (13072)

SARAH COVINGTON (7449). Born: during 1785 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918).

Known as Sally (Last updated: 26/04/2002 20:02:47)

 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (8013). Born: during 1787 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918).

Mar: during 1807 in Madison Co KY to Stanley, John (). Died: during 1825 in Cooper Co MI aged 38. (Last updated: 11/03/2009 18:32:37)

MILDRED COVINGTON (8128). Born: during 1790 in Madison Co KY. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918).

Mar: during 1811 in Madison Co KY to Oldham, Caleb (). Died: during 1812 in Madison Co KY aged 22. (Last updated: 11/03/2009

18:32:37)

LUCY COVINGTON (12142). Born: during 1792 in Madison Co KY. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918). Mar:

during 1808 in Culpeper Co VA to Hensley, Joseph (). Died: about 1842 in Marion Co IL aged 50. US Social Security Data (Last updated:

11/03/2009 18:32:37)

MARY COVINGTON (13068). Born: about 1795 in Madison Co KY. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918). Mar:

during 1824 in Culpeper Co VA to Ogg, Henderson (). Known as Polly (Last updated: 25/04/2002 20:42:51)

CHARLES COVINGTON (12961). Born: during 1797 in Madison Co KY. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918).

Mar: 8 Sep 1817 in Madison Co KY to Lackey, Rachel (15347). (Last updated: 10/07/2012 13:09:19)

CHARLES COVINGTON (16113). Born during 1830 in Estill Co KY. Mother: Lackey, Rachel (15347)

COLEMAN COVINGTON (13070). Born: 19 Oct 1800 in Madison Co KY. Father: Covington, Robert (6469). Mother: Duncan, Mary (6918).

Mar: 6 Apr 1822 in Madison Co KY to Duncan, Matilda (15348). Died: 23 Jul 1871 in Madison Co KY aged 70. (Last updated: 11/03/2009

 18:32:37)

PEGGY STROTHER COVINGTON (19132). Born: 6 Sep 1775 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother:

Strother, Lucy (6473). Mar: 30 Jan 1794 in Virginia VA to Brown, Daniel (). Died: during 1835 in Virginia VA aged 60. (Last updated:

03/08/2011 15:29:31)

MARY WADE COVINGTON (18805). Born: 1 Oct 1777 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother: Strother,

Lucy (6473). Mar: 4 Dec 1817 in Culpeper Co VA to Deatherage, William (). Died: 20 Feb 1852 in Virginia VA aged 74. (Last updated:

16/12/2010 17:40:46)

SUSANNAH D COVINGTON (19133). Born: 1 Jul 1779 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother: Strother,

Lucy (6473). Mar: 20 Oct 1817 in Frederick Co VA to Kaufmann, David B (). Died: 26 Apr 1865 in Frederick Co VA aged 85. (Last

updated: 03/08/2011 15:30:30)

 MILDRED COVINGTON (18806). Born: 28 Mar 1781 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother: Strother,

Lucy (6473). Mar: about 1802 in Virginia VA to Browning, George (). (Last updated: 16/12/2010 17:45:13)

ROBERT COVINGTON (18807). Born: 6 Mar 1783 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother: Strother, Lucy

(6473). Died: 10 May 1810 in Virginia VA aged 27. (Last updated: 16/12/2010 17:45:53)

JOHN STROTHER COVINGTON (18808). Born: during 1785 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother:

Strother, Lucy (6473). Mar: 30 Sep 1819 in Culpeper Co VA to Griffin, Elizabeth (18814). Died: 16 Jul 1865 in Culpeper Co VA aged 80.

(Last updated: 16/12/2010 17:46:21)

SALINA A COVINGTON (21862). Born during 1820 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

LUCY F COVINGTON (21863). Born during 1822 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

ROBERT COLEMAN COVINGTON (21864). Born 15 Mar 1823 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

GERTRUDE LAFAYETTE COVINGTON (21865). Born 27 Oct 1824 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

WILLIAM W COVINGTON (21866). Born during 1826 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

JOHN L COVINGTON (21867). Born during 1828 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

THOMAS H COVINGTON (21868). Born during 1832 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

MARGARET IRENE COVINGTON (21869). Born during 1834 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

SUSAN D COVINGTON (21870). Born 4 Feb 1839 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Griffin, Elizabeth (18814)

LUCINDA COVINGTON (18809). Born: 14 Feb 1787 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother: Strother,

Lucy (6473). Mar: 25 Dec 1805 in Virginia VA to Freeman, Gallop (). Died: during 1880 in Virginia VA aged 93. (Last updated:

16/12/2010 17:46:46)

GILLIAN ANN COLEMAN COVINGTON (18810). Born: 6 Apr 1789 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother:

 Strother, Lucy (6473). Mar: 25 Dec 1809 in Chesterfield Co VA to Browning, George Francis (). Died: 4 Feb 1865 in Lewisburg, Logan

Co KY aged 75. (Last updated: 16/12/2010 17:47:50)

 FRANCIS STROTHER COVINGTON (16108). Born: during 1793 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother:

Strother, Lucy (6473). Mar: 21 Oct 1817 in Virginia VA to Hughes, Lucy S (16109). Died: during 1877 in Warren Co KY aged 84. Had a

farm between Russellville and Bowling Green, KY.

 

"Having lost our former clerk by death and with him the records of the church, it is agreed that we appoint our brothers, Frances Covington,

D.C. Covington and Thomas Badget a committee to make inquiry and furnish the church with all the names of members that may come to

their knowledge.” So reads the first entry in the oldest available church records of Clear Fork Baptist Church, Rockfield KY, dated April 14,

1866.

 

In a history of Providence Knob Baptist Church written by William Gladdish and printed in the 1907 minutes of the Warren Association of

Baptist was the following notation: “ In 1833, D.L. Mansfield, pastor of this church, had a great revival. It seemed to be continuous. They

received members every meeting that year, 162 being received, nearly all by baptism. Out of this revival Clear Fork Church was organized

with 33 names on the list.”

 

This was the creation of Clear Fork Baptist Church and on Dec. 5, 1833 the church was organized with those 33 members. The first pastor

was D.L. Mansfield and 38 other pastors have been at Clear Fork Baptist through today.

 

One acre for a log cabin building was deeded to church trustrees on the 4th of September 1834 by John R. Spillman for the sum of one

dollar, for the love that he had for his neighbors and the great anxiety that he had for the worship on the Almighty God.

 

In 1870 a one acre plot adjoining church property was purchased for the purpose of building a new house of worship. The new church was

completed in 1872 and a large Bible was presented to the church by B.F. Barnett and is still displayed to this day. (Last updated:

23/09/2020 09:56:14)

DANIEL COLEMAN COVINGTON (16110). Born 9 Jun 1818 in Butler, Pendleton Co KY. Mother: Hughes, Lucy S (16109)

JOHN R COVINGTON (21871). Born during 1823 in Warren Co KY. Mother: Hughes, Lucy S (16109)

THOMAS M COVINGTON (21872). Born 12 Apr 1827 in Warren Co KY. Mother: Hughes, Lucy S (16109)

FRANCIS STROTHER COVINGTON (21873). Born 10 Mar 1830 in Warren Co KY. Mother: Hughes, Lucy S (16109)

  Francis Strother Covington 16108 - Location of Covington farm Russellville, Bowling Green, KY.jpg

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (18811). Born: 27 May 1795 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother: Strother,

Lucy (6473). Died: 24 Oct 1852 in Virginia VA aged 57. (Last updated: 16/12/2010 17:48:26)

COLEMAN COVINGTON (18812). Born: during 1797 in Missouri MO. Father: Covington, Francis Strother (6472). Mother: Strother, Lucy

(6473). Mar: 3 Dec 1820 in Virginia VA to Wood, Cassandra (18813). Died: 15 Sep 1851 in Virginia VA aged 54. (Last updated:

16/12/2010 17:49:06)

CURILLA MORGAN COVINGTON (21841). Born 28 Sep 1827 in Warren Co VA. Mother: Wood, Cassandra (18813)

LUCY COVINGTON (21842). Born during 1840 in Warren Co VA. Mother: Wood, Cassandra (18813)

LOUISE AMELIA COVINGTON (21843). Born 9 Sep 1842 in Page Co VA. Mother: Wood, Cassandra (18813)

 LUKE COVINGTON (13310). Born: 1774- 1775 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William W (6474). Mother: Strother, Mildred (6475).

Mar: about 1798 in Essex Co VA to Bohannon, Sarah (13311). 2nd Mar: 1 Feb 1815 in Fayette Co KY to Kirby, Nancy (29161). 3rd Mar:

about 1830 in Scott Co KY to Leah (3758). Died: about 1863 in Scotland Co MO aged 88. In 1850 Census shown as living with daughter

Lydia & her family, aged 70 in Scott Co KY. A number of his younger children appear in 1850 Census showing their mother as being named

 Leah, but no further info found.

 

In 1860 Census shown as living with Seth C & Mary F Langdon & their family aged 85 in Jefferson Township, Scotland MO. (Last updated:

18/03/2022 10:29:59)

RICHARD COVINGTON (14507). Born 12 Jun 1804 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Bohannon, Sarah (13311)

LEVI COVINGTON (14404). Born 1816- 1817 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Kirby, Nancy (29161)

ORSEN AUSTIN COVINGTON (16359). Born during 1818 in Kentucky KY. Mother: Kirby, Nancy (29161)

THOMAS JEFFERSON COVINGTON (14457). Born about 1820 in Kentucky KY. Mother: Kirby, Nancy (29161)

LYDIA COVINGTON (18248). Born during 1826 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Kirby, Nancy (29161)

JOHN H COVINGTON (18251). Born during 1826 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Kirby, Nancy (29161)

MARY A COVINGTON (18252). Born during 1832 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Leah (3758)

LEVI COVINGTON (18253). Born during 1834 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Leah (3758)

DAVID COVINGTON (18254). Born during 1836 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Leah (3758)

AMERICA COVINGTON (18255). Born during 1838 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Leah (3758)

THOMAS H COVINGTON (18256). Born during 1840 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Leah (3758)

GEORGE S COVINGTON (18257). Born during 1842 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Leah (3758)

ANGELINE COVINGTON (18258). Born during 1844 in Scott Co KY. Mother: Leah (3758)

 LEWIS COVINGTON (16736). Born: during 1785 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William W (6474). Mother: Strother, Mildred

(6475). Mar: 14 Sep 1835 in Caroline Co VA to Beazley, Sally Ann (16737). (Last updated: 07/10/2020 10:51:35)

ANN M COVINGTON (16738). Born during 1837 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

MATILDA COVINGTON (16739). Born during 1838 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

LUCY E COVINGTON (16740). Born during 1839 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

ROBERT COVINGTON (16741). Born during 1840 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

ROBERT NELSON COVINGTON (17033). Born about 1840 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

JAMES COVINGTON (16742). Born during 1842 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

FRANCIS A COVINGTON (16743). Born during 1843 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

LEWIS COVINGTON (16744). Born during 1844 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

MARY E COVINGTON (16745). Born during 1845 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

SALLY ANN COVINGTON (16746). Born during 1847 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

WILLIAM H COVINGTON (16747). Born during 1849 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

ALBERT NELSON COVINGTON (23156). Born about 1856 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

SALLIE ANNE COVINGTON (27548). Born 18 Jul 1886 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Beazley, Sally Ann (16737)

WILLIAM W COVINGTON (16997). Born: 7 Oct 1786 in Culpeper Co VA. Father: Covington, William W (6474). Mother: Strother, Mildred

(6475). Mar: during 1816 in Culpeper Co VA to Slaughter, Lucy (16998). Died: 29 Mar 1851 in Rockingham Co NC aged 64. (Last

updated: 18/03/2022 08:48:47)

JOHN COVINGTON (16999). Born about 1817 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Slaughter, Lucy (16998)

WARREN COVINGTON (17000). Born about 1819 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Slaughter, Lucy (16998)

FRANCIS COVINGTON (29162). Born about 1820 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Slaughter, Lucy (16998)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (17001). Born about 1821 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Slaughter, Lucy (16998)

ROBERT W COVINGTON (17151). Born 23 Jul 1822 in Culpeper Co VA. Mother: Slaughter, Lucy (16998)

WILLIAM DABNEY COLEMAN COVINGTON (29165). Born 2 Aug 1826 in Albemarle Co VA. Mother: Slaughter, Lucy (16998)

 MARGARET T COVINGTON (18803). Born: about 1795 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William W (6474). Mother: Strother, Mildred

(6475). Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements and Rosters, Virginia documents pertaining to William Covington

VAS3162 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris.

 

[The following are from rejected claims in the Library of Virginia.]

 

To His Excellency, John B Floyd Esq’r Your Petitioner Margaret T Covington daughter, and in behalf of Susan & Wm W Covington children

and heirs of the late William Covington of Culpeper County, a soldier belonging to the company of the late John Thornton [BLWt1870-450]

of the Virginia line upon Continental establishment, of the army of the revolutionary War, who enlisted in said Company about the year 1776

or 77, and was in the ever memorable battle of Brandywine [11 Sep 1777]. The claim of their father is established by the muster roll of Capt

John Thornton, now among the archives in Washington City, together with the report of the Commissioner Smith amongst the archives of

Virginia. Your petitioner Respectfully represents to your Excellency that her father died in the year 1810 in Culpeper County, now

Rappahannock and respectfully ask that you will allow for them the remuneration that was promised our father by the several acts of the

Virginia Legislature as a remuneration of his services in said War. Your petitioner in duty bound will ever pray &c. Margaret T Covington

 

16th Sept. 1850. No evidence 1850 Sept 17 Rejected (Last updated: 26/05/2020 10:11:37)

SUSAN COVINGTON (18804). Born: about 1800 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William W (6474). Mother: Strother, Mildred (6475).

(Last updated: 16/12/2010 17:34:37)

RICHARD COVINGTON (10786). Born: during 1780 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

 (10792). Mar: about 1807 in North Carolina NC to Philbeck (). (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

ANDREW JACKSON COVINGTON (13287). Born Sep 1813 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Philbeck (0)

SUSANNAH P COVINGTON (10783). Born: during 1780 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette,

Susannah (10792). Mar: 16 Feb 1796 in Rutherford, Rutherford Co NC to Covington, John V (10784). Died: during 1844 in Amite Co MS

aged 64. Married her first cousin. (Last updated: 11/03/2022 16:17:23)

JOHN COVINGTON (10785). Born: 1780- 1787 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(10792). Mar: about 1807 in U.S.A. to Green (24513). (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

REBECCA COVINGTON (10787). Born: about 1788 in Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(10792). Mar: 3 Jun 1809 in Franklin Co GA to McDowell, Robert (). 2nd Mar: 28 Feb 1825 in Amite Co MS to Montague, Daniel (). Died:

15 Jan 1831 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish 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 (10788). Born: about 1789 in Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

 (10792). Mar: 16 Nov 1810 in Franklin Co GA to Dobbs, William (). Died: during 1850 in Marion, Crittenden Co AR aged 61. (Last

updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

MARY COVINGTON (10789). Born: about 1791 in Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(10792). Mar: about 1810 in U.S.A. to Nettles, John (). Known as Polly. (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

THOMAS COVINGTON (10790). Born: about 1793 in Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(10792). Mar: 14 Jun 1824 in Rutherford Co NC to Gizzle, Elizabeth (10802). (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (10791). Born: about 1796 in Franklin Co GA. Father: Covington, Thomas (10778). Mother: Burnette, Susannah

(10792). Mar: about 1818 in U.S.A. to Selman, John (). Known as Betsey. (Last updated: 14/11/2019 13:23:57)

WILLIAM BRYSON COVINGTON (10795). Born: about 1785 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan,

Mary (10793). Mar: about 1810 in Rutherford Co NC to McIntyre, Mary Roda (10830). Died: 14 Jan 1818 in Rutherford Co NC aged 33.

He was a Farmer. (info from Bill Covington - billcov9@aol.com) (Last updated: 15/04/2010 15:09:02)

ELIAS COVINGTON (10831). Born during 1817 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: McIntyre, Mary Roda (10830)

DAVID COVINGTON (6072). Born: about 1786 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

Died: about 1786 in Rutherford Co NC aged 0. (Last updated: 22/01/2010 17:02:42)

MATILY COVINGTON (6073). Born: about 1787 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

Shown as Natily in some records but info on Page 2 of "The Covington Explosion" confirms spelt with an M. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

DAVID COVINGTON (10794). Born: about 1788 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

Mar: 11 Jan 1821 in Rutherford Co NC to McEntire, Rachel (13595). Moved to Alabama in 1834/35. (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

LORENZO DOW COVINGTON (13596). Born 23 Nov 1821 in North Carolina NC. Mother: McEntire, Rachel (13595)

DAVID JOSIAH COVINGTON (13597). Born during 1822 in North Carolina NC. Mother: McEntire, Rachel (13595)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (13598). Born 19 May 1824 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: McEntire, Rachel (13595)

DANIEL J COVINGTON (13599). Born during 1842 in North Carolina NC. Mother: McEntire, Rachel (13595)

 LUCY COVINGTON (16711). Born: about 1788 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

Mar: 22 Dec 1808 in Rutherford Co NC to Putman, John (). Died: during 1855 in North Carolina NC aged 67. (Last updated: 25/02/2010

19:01:25)

MATILDA COVINGTON (6074). Born: about 1790 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARINA COVINGTON (10796). Born: about 1792 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

 Mar: during 1850 in Rutherford Co NC to Owens, David (). Some records show her as Mariah. Known as Polly (Last updated: 15/04/2010

15:09:02)

SARAH COVINGTON (10797). Born: about 1792 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

Mar: during 1825 in Rutherford Co NC to Weir, James (). Known as Sally. (Last updated: 15/04/2010 15:09:02)

MINERVA COVINGTON (21229). Born: about 1795 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary

(10793). Mar: about 1817 in North Carolina NC to Winn, Thomas Pinkney (). Info added by Costa Costa to WikiTree created 4 Nov 2014,

last modified 3 Feb 2015. (Last updated: 17/12/2018 15:09:25)

MARTHA COVINGTON (6077). Born: about 1796 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

 Known as Patsy. (Last updated: 15/04/2010 15:09:02)

MELODY COVINGTON (10798). Born: about 1796 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary

(10793). (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

 JOSIAH COVINGTON (10799). Born: 1 Jan 1798 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, Josiah (10779). Mother: Morgan, Mary (10793).

Mar: 5 Feb 1828 in Rutherford Co NC to Fendren, Unity (10829). 2nd Mar: 5 Sep 1855 in Johnson Co TX to White, Susan M G (10800).

Died: 5 Sep 1879 in Hood Co TX aged 81. An email to the Hood County Genealogical Society from Paul Vandergriff 27 Aug 1999 reads:

"Your website is great, and it is quite helpful for me since many of my deceased ancestors lived in and are buried there. These include

Josiah Covington (Judge Davis' Records also indicate that he is shown as Joseph and Joshua) and wife, Susan McPherson (her first

marriage to (?) Rayburn). Their marriage in 1855 is recorded in Johnson County, Texas. There are many questions about Josiah Covington,

 some of which are shown below.

 

Josiah Covington may have actually married for second time (that marriage being to Susan McPherson Rayburn/Raburn) in what is now

Hood County, Texas with recording of 1855 marriage in Johnson County. This 1855 marriage was probably his second. Judge Davis' notes

 in Hood County Library, Granbury, Texas say his given name was also spelled Joshua (E.P. Abbott Affidavit of 20 Oct 1921) and Josiah

(1878 Tax List).

 

His name is spelled "Josiah" on Johnson County, Texas Marriage Records and "Joseph" on 1880 Mortality Schedule, Page 118, Precinct

5, Hood County, Texas and on Sallie Covington Guiles' Death Certificate. His tombstone probably shows "Josiah" with date of death as 5

Sep 1879.

 

Shown as Josiah Covington on 1878 Tax List, Hood County Abstract No. 498, Jno Schroder Survey, probably had 20 acres.

 

Federal Census for 1830, Rutherford County, North Carolina shows a Josiah Covington with 1 male under 5, but the ages for him and his

wife do not appear to be shown. One Covington Researcher speculates that where two males, 20-30 are shown on this Census, there is an

error. This particular entry should be shown as one male and one female. Federal 1850 Census Records, Williamson Co, Texas and taken

23 Aug 1850 show Josiah Covington's age as 41, which, if correct, would give birth year of 1808/1809. While this brings some doubt as to

whether this is the same Josiah Covington who is later found in Hood County, Texas, he probably is.

 

Note that on this same Census, his wife, Unity, is shown as 39, but on the 1870 Census for Burnet County, Texas she is shown as 63,

indicating her age is incorrect on either the 1850 or 1870 Census. Josiah's age could be wrong on 1850 Census, 1880 Mortality Schedule

or perhaps on his gravestone.

 

Neither Josiah Covington nor his subsequent family are shown on Hood or Johnson County, Texas Censuses for 1860 or 1870. Was he in

Oklahoma as indicated by "The Covington Explosion;" did he really think Unity Fendren Covington was deceased in 1855 when he married

Susan McPherson Rayborn; was there some reason (possibly legal) that he could not contact his grandchildren then--if he is the same

Josiah Covington why did he not contact grandchildren of his first marriage to find out whether Unity Fendren Covington was really dead; did

 he go on Hood County Tax Roll in 1878 because first wife, Unity Fendren Covington, was then deceased; was his given name perhaps

spelled variously (Josiah, Joseph, Joshua) to deliberately confuse? See "The Covington Explosion" comments, page 10ff.

 

According to a will signed by Josiah Covington, Sr. of Rutherford County, North Carolina on 6 Mar 1818, son Josiah (Jr.) was not then "of

age." This would tend to confirm that Josiah Covington, Jr. (the presumed Hood County Josiah Covington) was then under 21, so he could

have been born as early as 1797. This could indicate that the Josiah Covington (Jr.) birth date of 1 Jan 1798 as shown on his gravestone in

Long Creek Cemetery, Hood County, Texas is correct.

 

He is shown on 1873 Registered Voters Precinct 1 List for 1873, Hood County, Texas and is listed there as Josiah Covington as reprinted

by HCGS in February 1990.

 

References: William Russell and Mary L. Jackson, "The Covington Explosion," Copyright 1983, Eakin Publications, Burnet, Texas. Web

Page by Virginia Hale ~ © 1999 Hood County Texas Genealogical Society - All Rights Reserved.

 

Further research carried out by Dorothy Bernay of Colorado suggests his 2nd wife was named Susan White not Susan McPherson. See

explanation in her details. (debernay@comcast.net). (Last updated: 15/04/2010 15:09:02)

 WILLIAM BRYSON COVINGTON (6020). Born 14 Nov 1828 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Fendren, Unity (10829)

SALLIE COVINGTON (14294). Born 2 May 1858 in Johnson Co TX. Mother: White, Susan M G (10800)

  debernay@comcast.net

WILLIAM DANIEL HENRY COVINGTON (10803). Born: 29 Mar 1842 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, William Horace (10780).

Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811). Mar: about 1864 in Rutherford Co NC to Tucker, Leanna (10813). Died: 29 Apr 1927 in U.S.A. aged

85. He is interred at Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co., NC.

 

Article on page 1, column 2, of the June 27, 1863 issue of the Richmond Sentinel newspaper, Richmond, Virginia.

 

"When Gen. Jackson was wounded, his cap and the gloves which he wore, were left on the field where his injuries were first examined. They

 were there found by a soldier of company G, 38th North Carolina regiment, Pender’s brigade. His name is Wm. D. H. Covington, and he is

now in Chimborazo Hospital. Mr. Covington carefully preserved the interesting articles, and though offered large sums for them by those

who wished to possess these momentoes of our great General, he was fixed in his purpose of delivering them to his family. Through the aid

of his Surgeon, Dr. Bowen, he has found the opportunity of sending the gloves. The cap is with Gen. Pender.

 

We have seen the gloves. “T. J. Jackson, Virginia,” is printed neatly on the wrist of each. The course of the fatal ball that wounded the

wearer, is seen on both. – The right-hand glove is cut by the ball just about the base of the thumb, but so near the edge as apparently just to

have grazed the flesh. The left-hand glove was perforated on the wrist, near the top of the glove. The stain of the blood which flowed from the

 wound is still upon the glove. The ball, after entering the wrist, ran up the arm, rendering necessary its amputation above the elbow.

 

Mr. Covington's nice feelings and sense of honor in reference to these relics are much to be commended. Such a soldier is worthy to have

such a General as Jackson was." (Last updated: 22/03/2008 11:37:12)

ALICE COVINGTON (20998). Born 1860- 1861 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Tucker, Leanna (10813)

WILLIAM WESLEY COVINGTON (15372). Born 29 Sep 1863 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Tucker, Leanna (10813)

JOHN COVINGTON (20999). Born 1866- 1867 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Tucker, Leanna (10813)

JULIUS COVINGTON (21000). Born 1868- 1869 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Tucker, Leanna (10813)

MAGGIE COVINGTON (21001). Born 1870- 1871 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Tucker, Leanna (10813)

WADE J COVINGTON (21002). Born 1873- 1874 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Tucker, Leanna (10813)

ELIZA C COVINGTON (10804). Born: 26 Aug 1843 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, William Horace (10780). Mother: Green, Mary

Rincie (10811). Mar: about 1865 in Rutherford Co NC to Hord, F Marion (). Died: 26 Feb 1902 in U.S.A. aged 58. Husband was born 5

February 1836. He died 28 May 1874. Both are interred at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC. (Last updated: 18/08/2001

12:38:46)

 SARAH A COVINGTON (10805). Born: 26 Apr 1845 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC. Father: Covington, William Horace (10780). Mother:

Green, Mary Rincie (10811). Mar: about 1867 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC to Gold, Percy George (). Died: 6 Feb 1912 in Cleveland,

Rowan Co NC aged 66. Husband was born 12 February 1841. He died 18 November 1880. Both are interred in Sandy Plains Baptist

Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC. (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

THOMAS P COVINGTON (10806). Born: during 1848 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC. Father: Covington, William Horace (10780). Mother:

Green, Mary Rincie (10811). Mar: about 1870 in U.S.A. to Lucinda (10807). (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

RICHARD CHAMPION COVINGTON (10808). Born: 29 Aug 1850 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, William Horace (10780).

Mother: Green, Mary Rincie (10811). Mar: 1 Oct 1878 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC to Elliot, Catherine Amelia (10814). 2nd Mar: 1888-

1900 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC to Grigg, Sarah E (10815). 3rd Mar: 1901- 1904 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC to Grigg, Vera Essie

(10816). Died: 6 Sep 1935 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC aged 85. His body was interred in Cleveland Co., NC, Double Springs Baptist

Cemetery. Third wife was grand-daughter of his father-in-law, that is his 2nd wife's brother's daughter. (Last updated: 18/08/2001 12:38:46)

WAYNE EVERETTE COVINGTON (14146). Born 4 Jun 1879 in South Carolina SC. Mother: Elliot, Catherine Amelia (10814)

DRURY D COVINGTON (10809). Born: 29 Aug 1852 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, William Horace (10780). Mother: Green,

Mary Rincie (10811). Mar: about 1874 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC to Prior, Lucretia (10817). Died: 18 Apr 1916 in Hollis, Rutherford Co

NC aged 63. Family stories say after his wife's death he became a recluse and lived alone on a farm near Hollis. (Last updated:

18/08/2001 12:38:46)

 AMANDA JANE COVINGTON (10810). Born: 28 Sep 1855 in Rutherford Co NC. Father: Covington, William Horace (10780). Mother:

Green, Mary Rincie (10811). Mar: 19 Sep 1876 in Cleveland, Rowan Co NC to DePriest, Thomas Baxter (). 2nd Mar: 1908- 1915 in North

Carolina NC to Ware (). Died: 18 Feb 1945 in Cherry Mountain, Rutherford Co NC aged 89. Known as Manda or Mandy.

 

Thomas Baxter DePriest was born in Rutherford Co., NC 29 May 1847. T. B. died 22 Feb 1907 in NC, at 59 years of age. His body was

interred 1907 in Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Rutherford Co., NC.

 

After serving in the Civil War, T. B. returned to his native Rutherford County to find Reconstruction was quite rough and turbulent there with

Klan violence being commonplace. He therefore chose to start a store and live in neighboring Cleveland County. He bought 25 acres, a

store and a two-room cabin in New House, Cleveland County, NC. T. B. was a merchant and farmer. It was in Cleveland County he met

Mandy Covington who lived nearby.

 

He married Manda Jane Covington 19 Sep 1876. After their marriage T. B. and Mandy built a new home on their land. According the family

lore, this new house was where the community of New House acquired its name. They had 10 children.

 

Mandy Covington was born in Rutherford Co., NC 28 Sep 1855. Mandy Covington was the daughter of William Covington and Mary Rincie

Green. Mandy Covington died 18 Feb 1945 in NC, at 89 years of age. Her body was interred 1945 in Salem Methodist Church Cemetery,

Rutherford Co., NC. According to the notes of A.B.C. DePriest, her given name was Manda Jane, not Amanda Jane. She was called

"Mandy". She married Thomas Baxter DePriest in Cleveland Co., NC, 19 Sep 1876. After Tom died, Mandy married a man named Ware,

but she did not live with him long. Though they never divorced, she insisted that she be called Mrs. DePriest, not Mrs. Ware. (Last updated:

18/08/2001 12:38:46)

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WILLIAM COVINGTON (11938). Born: 5 Oct 1800 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother: Elizabeth (11936).

 (Last updated: 18/12/2001 17:09:54)

JOSIAH COVINGTON (11939). Born: 1 Oct 1805 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother: Elizabeth (11936).

Mar: 15 Sep 1838 in Stokes Co NC to Brown, Caroline (11946). Died: Jun 1880 in U.S.A. aged 74. (Last updated: 21/10/2021 20:21:00)

PETER G COVINGTON (15043). Born 1838- 1839 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Brown, Caroline (11946)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (15044). Born 5 Dec 1840 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Brown, Caroline (11946)

THOMAS COVINGTON (15045). Born about 1843 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Brown, Caroline (11946)

JOSEPH HENRY COVINGTON (15046). Born 9 Oct 1845 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Brown, Caroline (11946)

HARDIN WINSTON COVINGTON (15047). Born 19 Jul 1851 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Brown, Caroline (11946)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (15048). Born about 1853 in Tennessee TN. Mother: Brown, Caroline (11946)

NANCY COVINGTON (11940). Born: 29 Jun 1807 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother: Elizabeth (11936).

 (Last updated: 18/12/2001 17:11:43)

 EDWARD COVINGTON (11928). Born: 14 Apr 1809 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother: Elizabeth

(11936). Mar: about 1831 in Virginia VA to Reid, Sarah (11929). Died: 3 Sep 1863 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC aged 54. Known as

 Edmund. (Last updated: 18/12/2001 16:48:07)

JOSEPH A COVINGTON (11930). Born Sep 1832 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Reid, Sarah (11929)

SPOTSWOOD LAFAYETTE COVINGTON (11926). Born 29 Jan 1834 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Reid, Sarah (11929)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (11932). Born about 1835 in Virginia VA. Mother: Reid, Sarah (11929)

EDWARD J COVINGTON (11933). Born about 1840 in Virginia VA. Mother: Reid, Sarah (11929)

AMANDA COVINGTON (11934). Born about 1842 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Reid, Sarah (11929)

DAVID COVINGTON (11941). Born: 24 Feb 1811 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother: Elizabeth (11936).

Mar: about 1828 in Henry Co VA to Ivey, Frances (17220). Died: 30 Dec 1884 in Henry Co VA aged 73. (Last updated: 21/04/2010

07:08:09)

MARTHA ANN COVINGTON (17221). Born about 1829 in Henry Co VA. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (23405). Born about 1835 in Henry Co VA. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

GEORGE COVINGTON (23406). Born during 1837 in Henry Co VA. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

JAMES COVINGTON (23407). Born during 1839 in Henry Co VA. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

NANCY COVINGTON (23408). Born during 1841 in Henry Co VA. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

JOSIAH C COVINGTON (23409). Born during 1843 in Henry Co VA. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

DAVID COVINGTON (23410). Born during 1846 in Henry Co VA. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

MARY S COVINGTON (23411). Born 4 Jul 1853 in Guilford Co NC. Mother: Ivey, Frances (17220)

FANNIE COVINGTON (11942). Born: 21 Mar 1813 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother: Elizabeth (11936).

 (Last updated: 18/12/2001 17:12:41)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (11943). Born: 1 Jan 1816 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother:

Elizabeth (11936). Mar: during 1834 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Hudnall, Richard N (). Died: 13 Oct 1894 in Missouri MO aged

78. (Last updated: 16/02/2009 15:30:06)

 JOHN ANDERSON COVINGTON (11944). Born: 7 Apr 1818 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935).

Mother: Elizabeth (11936). Mar: 9 Dec 1839 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Pulliam, Sarah (11947). Died: 26 Nov 1892 in Stokes

Co NC aged 74. John Covington married Sarah Jane Pulliam, daughter of William and Sally Pulliam, on 10 Dec 1839 in Henry County,

Virginia. John and Sarah moved their family from Rockingham County, NC to Stokes County, NC about 1863. The only child not making the

move at that time was Robert Anderson who was married. He and his wife moved to Stokes County at a later date.

 

John A. Covington was a Confederate Soldier, 7th Senior Reserves, Co E, 74th Infantry Regiment, NC Troops. (Last updated: 21/10/2021

20:19:43)

ROBERT ANDERSON COVINGTON (16013). Born 17 Dec 1840 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

EMELINE VIRGINIA COVINGTON (16014). Born 3 Dec 1842 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

SARAH P COVINGTON (16015). Born 27 Apr 1844 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

JAMES POLK COVINGTON (8366). Born 12 Sep 1845 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

JANE COVINGTON (22321). Born during 1847 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

ELIZABETH E COVINGTON (16017). Born 7 Nov 1847 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

FRANCES COVINGTON (16023). Born during 1849 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

MARY BALL COVINGTON (16018). Born 16 Aug 1849 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

JOSEPH HENRY COVINGTON (16019). Born 25 May 1851 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

MARTHA A COVINGTON (16020). Born 1 Aug 1853 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

RUTH ANN COVINGTON (16021). Born 15 Nov 1855 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

JOHN DAVID COVINGTON (16022). Born 11 Mar 1858 in Stokes Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

WILLIAM RANKIN COVINGTON (5540). Born 31 Jul 1860 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pulliam, Sarah (11947)

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JAMES H COVINGTON (11945). Born: 7 Mar 1821 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother:

Elizabeth (11936). (Last updated: 18/12/2001 17:15:21)

 RICHARD ANDERSON COVINGTON (15025). Born: 4 May 1835 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother:

Hudnall, Elizabeth R (11937). Mar: 12 Nov 1874 in Missouri MO to Hunley, Nancy Margaret (15107). Died: during 1896 in Montgomery Co

MO aged 61. Richard and Charles Covington were in the Civil War. After the war, the two boys left Rockingham County, NC with their

mother and sister to move to Missouri where several of Elizabeth Hudnall Covington's siblings had migrated.

 

The following article comes from a webpage ebntitled "The Covington, Hudnall & Hunley Connections" by Jerry Tate Dryden. It gives a

detailed review of Richard Anderson Covington's life and makes references to various other members of his family:

 

"Richard Anderson Covington was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina the son of Captain Joseph Anderson Covington and

Elizabeth R Hudnall Covington.

 

Six months after the end of the Civil War, Richard along with his brother Charles arrived in Missouri by covered wagon. In all, their father

Joseph Covington had 12 children, with two wives, but records show only four of his offspring migrating to Missouri. The first three were the

brothers mentioned above and their sister Mary Susan (May Sue) in December 1865. Several years later an older half sister, Catherine

Covington Hudnall, who married their mother's brother Richard N. Hudnall arrived in Missouri.

 

Additionally, the Covington brothers brought their mother Elizabeth Hudnall Covington, who had been widowed for two years and her

younger unmarried sister, Mary C. (Polly) Hudnall. Their Aunt Polly had lived with the Joseph Covington family for many years, probably to

assist in raising their large number of children. Richard and Charles had made their father a deathbed promise in 1863 that they would

always care for their mother, aunt and sister.

 

The Covington brothers, both had fought in the Civil War for the Confederate States of America. The story goes that near the end of the war

they came upon a Union soldier acquaintance that had been hung by his thumbs by the Confederates. They rescued their friend. The

brothers believed this to be such a savage and inhumane act that it motivated them to cross the lines and defect to the Union Army for the

remainder of the war. According to the records contained in "NC TROOPS", Volume X, pages 12 and 13, Richard Covington enlisted as a

private in Company D of the 5th Cavalry Regiment "Rockingham Rangers" of the 63rd Regiment, NC Troops, on February 9, 1864. On

December 24th Richard transferred to Company A, The Rockingham Zollicoffers, joining his brother Charles who had enlisted in Company

A, 45th Regiment, NC Troops, on the 24th of October 1864. "NC TROOPS" reported that on or about February 15th, 1865 they deserted to

the enemy and were confined on the 21st of February 1865 in Washington, DC, until released on a unspecified date after taking the oath of

allegiance. At the end of the war it was decided that it would be best if they migrated west taking along several other family members.

 

The Covington brother’s mother's sister, Nancy Williams Hudnall, had earlier married Thomas Weeks and they had migrated to Missouri in

1850. After arriving in Montgomery County, the Covington party stayed at the Weeks home, located about 1½ miles west of Mineola, until

they could settle elsewhere. Most aspects of the entire covered wagon trip are recorded by Mary Susan Covington in a diary.

 

As a point of interest, the Covington brother's sister Mary Susan was brought to Missouri because she was being courted by a tobacco

"drummer" named John Jesse Hopper in North Carolina and the family did not want them to marry. They believed that bringing her to

Missouri would probably put an end to their courtship.

 

After arriving in Missouri in December of 1865 the Covington brothers were somewhat dismayed to see Mr. Hopper arrive on horseback

the following spring. Mary Susan and John Hopper were married on May 23, 1866. The Covingtons agreed to the marriage if the couple

promised to remain in Missouri. The couple obviously agreed, were married and lived on a farm directly across the old national road

(highway 40) from Richard Covington's farm. They had only one son, Samuel Allen Hopper. Samuel, however, bore them 10 grandchildren.

 

 

Richard Covington's wife to be, Nancy Margaret Hunley, arrived in Missouri in the Fall of 1872 by a covered wagon, driven by her older

brother Daniel W. and his wife Tabitha Hudnall Hunley (Richard's maternal aunt). Nancy and Daniel's father had died in the Civil War and the

 22 year old young lady was left in the care of her brother. The Hunley's also had brought with them Tabitha's mother Mary (Polly) Williams

Hudnall who had been an invalid for more than nine years. They made a pallet for her in the wagon but she died within a month after arriving

 in Missouri. Tabitha also brought their 11 year old adopted son, Rufus Ward Hunley.

 

The Covington's family story was that Tabitha and her sister Rebecca had found the abandoned baby in a brush pile near the home. Since

Tabitha was married, she took the baby, naming him Rufus Ward Hunley. As noted several times below Rufus became entwined in the lives

of many of the people of Montgomery and Callaway counties. There are records of other Hunleys coming to Missouri at various times. They

are Martha (married an Auchly), Fannie (married R. W. Andrews), Daniel M. (never married- lived with his Aunt Rebecca Conley) and Sally

(who married Lafayette Thompson).

 

An interesting twist to this story is that Rufus Hunley, the abandoned baby, was rumored to be the son of the Covington brother's unmarried

niece Emoline Virginia Covington (16014) (daughter of John Anderson Covington) back in North Carolina. The tale that the baby had been

found in a brush pile was simply a cover to spare the family much embarrassment. Rufus Ward Hunley, was born on June 17, 1861 and died

 at the age of 93. He was raised by his adopted parents to be a school teacher and Baptist Preacher. He taught country schools in the area

for many years. Some of his schools were Conley, Peytonia, Bridge (near Americus) and Freedom. Rufus returned periodically to North

Carolina to visit his birth mother. On one occasion Emoline, who had married a Mr. Heath, came to Missouri to visit.

 

After his adopted mother Tabitha's death in 1909 Rufus returned to Leaksville, North Carolina and taught school there for several years.

While there he married Miss Lizzie Carter on September 16th, 1914. Soon afterward they returned to make Missouri their permanent home.

 Rufus and Lizzie had no children. Late in life Rufus reverted strictly to preaching. He married all of Richard and Nancy's children. He was

loved by all his relatives and those who knew him. Rufus and Lizzie are buried at Nettle Cemetery. Pat Timmerberg who married Martha

Margaret, the daughter of Joseph Burton Tate, said that Rufus Hunley was his only schoolteacher.

 

It is well documented that the Covington family migrated from the Leaksville area in Rockingham County, North Carolina. In the obituary of

Mary Sue, scribed by the Reverend Rufus Hunley, he writes that Mary Sue Covington Hopper had "professed faith at the age of 16 years,

uniting with the Baptist Church of Leaksville, N. C. Leaksville is in Rockingham County only 2.8 miles south of the Virginia border.

 

A great great great granddaughter of Joseph Covington has recently located their family home in Leaksville. Adjacent is the family

graveyard with the headstones of Joseph A., his first wife Elizabeth and Richard Hudnall, his father in law still intact, Interestingly, the area of

Leaksville has streets with the name Anderson (the middle names of Richard Covington and his father), Boone, and Henry. In 1968 the city

of Eden, N.C. was formed from the towns, Leaksville, Spray and Draper. Rockingham County joins the Virginia Counties Patrick and Henry

on the North. It was a Covington family rumor that Rufus Hunley was related to Patrick Henry through his birth father, purported to be a Mr.

Ward.

 

Charles W. Covington married Jennetta Tate on the 2nd of April, 1874. They lived on the "Old Holt Place" on the far western boundary of

Montgomery County adjoining the farms of brother Richard Covington and brother-in-law John Hopper, over the border in Callaway County.

They had four children, Margaret (Maggie), Joseph, Frances (Frances) and Celia Mae. Jennetta was the daughter of James Northerland

Tate a brother of Caleb Warren Tate, grandfather of Joseph Burton Tate. Her brother Henry Franklin Tate and his wife Drushane Hall Tate

were the parents of Henry Monroe (Mon) Tate, husband of Susan Rose Covington, youngest daughter of Richard Covington.

 

Nancy Margaret Hunley at the age of 24 married Richard Covington on the 12th of November, 1874. After marriage they lived on a farm on

the south side of the national road in Callaway County, adjoining the Montgomery County border and the farms of his sister and brother.

 

Richard (Dick) Covington and Nancy had 5 children, Lucy Dillard (born August 27th, 1875), Sally Bette (born May 3rd, 1878), Judith Walker

(born November 3rd, 1880), Charles Ruffin (born August 6th, 1882) and Susan Rose (born June 9th, 1886). They farmed the location

described above until 1896 when Richard Covington became suddenly sick and died.

 

 Nancy stayed on the farm until her son Charles Ruffin married in 1906. Soon thereafter she moved to Portland, MO and lived with her

daughter Sally Bette. Nancy died while visiting a sister, Mrs. Sally Thompson living near Williamsburg. Richard and Nancy Covington are

buried in Montgomery County in the Holt-Covington Cemetery located on the old Charles Covington farm. Also buried in this cemetery are

Charles Covington and his wife, Richard's and Charles' Mother Elizabeth, and their Aunt Mary C. (Polly) Hudnall. There are also numerous

 other Covingtons, Hunleys, Hoppers and Weeks over several generations resting there. Many of the other Hudnalls and Hunleys are buried

about two miles due north in the Nettle Cemetery." (Last updated: 19/08/2009 15:03:10)

LUCY DILLARD COVINGTON (15109). Born 27 Aug 1875 in Callaway Co MO. Mother: Hunley, Nancy Margaret (15107)

SALLIE BETTE COVINGTON (15111). Born 3 May 1878 in Callaway Co MO. Mother: Hunley, Nancy Margaret (15107)

JUDITH WALKER COVINGTON (15112). Born 3 Nov 1880 in Callaway Co MO. Mother: Hunley, Nancy Margaret (15107)

CHARLES RUFFIN COVINGTON (15110). Born 6 Aug 1882 in Callaway Co MO. Mother: Hunley, Nancy Margaret (15107)

SUSAN ROSE COVINGTON (15108). Born 9 Jun 1886 in Callaway Co MO. Mother: Hunley, Nancy Margaret (15107)

CHARLES WILLIAM COVINGTON (15026). Born: 13 Feb 1837 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother:

Hudnall, Elizabeth R (11937). Mar: 2 Apr 1874 in Callaway Co MO to Tate, Jennetta (16002). Died: during 1912 in Montgomery City,

Montgomery Co MO aged 75. Richard and Charles Covington were in the Civil War. After the war, the two boys left Rockingham County,

NC with their mother and sister to move to Missouri where several of Elizabeth Hudnall Covington's siblings had migrated. (see Richard

Anderson ref 15025, entry for much more family detail).

 

Charles W. Covington married Jennetta Tate on the 2nd of April, 1874. They lived on the "Old Holt Place" on the far western boundary of

Montgomery County adjoining the farms of brother Richard Covington and brother-in-law John Hopper, over the border in Callaway County.

(Last updated: 21/04/2010 07:08:09)

MARGARET COVINGTON (16003). Born 22 Aug 1877 in Montgomery Co MO. Mother: Tate, Jennetta (16002)

JOSEPH JESSE COVINGTON (16004). Born 17 Aug 1879 in Mineola, Montgomery Co MO. Mother: Tate, Jennetta (16002)

FRANCES E COVINGTON (16005). Born 13 Sep 1881 in Montgomery Co MO. Mother: Tate, Jennetta (16002)

CELIA MAE COVINGTON (16006). Born 27 Oct 1886 in Danville, Montgomery Co MO. Mother: Tate, Jennetta (16002)

 MARY SUSAN COVINGTON (15027). Born: 27 Feb 1839 in Pittsylvania Co VA. Father: Covington, Joseph A (11935). Mother: Hudnall,

Elizabeth R (11937). Mar: 23 May 1866 in Missouri MO to Hopper, John Jesse (). Died: 16 Sep 1924 in Montgomery Co MO aged 85.

Known as May Sue. Extract from "The Covington, Hudnall & Hunley Connections" web pages - see brother Richard Anderson, ref 15025 for

 complete text informs: "The Covington brother’s mother's sister, Nancy Williams Hudnall, had earlier married Thomas Weeks and they had

migrated to Missouri in 1850. After arriving in Montgomery County, the Covington party stayed at the Weeks home, located about 1½ miles

west of Mineola, until they could settle elsewhere. Most aspects of the entire covered wagon trip are recorded by Mary Susan Covington in a

 diary.

 

As a point of interest, the Covington brother's sister Mary Susan was brought to Missouri because she was being courted by a tobacco

"drummer" named John Jesse Hopper in North Carolina and the family did not want them to marry. They believed that bringing her to

Missouri would probably put an end to their courtship.

 

After arriving in Missouri in December of 1865 the Covington brothers were somewhat dismayed to see Mr. Hopper arrive on horseback

the following spring. Mary Susan and John Hopper were married on May 23, 1866. The Covingtons agreed to the marriage if the couple

promised to remain in Missouri. The couple obviously agreed, were married and lived on a farm directly across the old national road

(highway 40) from Richard Covington's farm. They had only one son, Samuel Allen Hopper. Samuel, however, bore them 10 grandchildren."

(Last updated: 19/08/2009 15:03:10)

ANN COVINGTON (12604). Born: about 1810 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Merriot, Ursula (12602).

(Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:29:43)

JAMES W COVINGTON (12605). Born: during 1813 in Bowling Green, Caroline Co VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother:

Merriot, Ursula (12602). Mar: 27 Jan 1843 in Caroline Co VA to Chenault, Mary (12640). Died: during 1902 in Caroline Co VA aged 89.

(Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 11/10/2021 17:51:28)

FRANCES COVINGTON (12641). Born during 1842 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Chenault, Mary (12640)

MILDRED COVINGTON (12642). Born during 1843 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Chenault, Mary (12640)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (12644). Born during 1847 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Chenault, Mary (12640)

NANCY COVINGTON (12643). Born Dec 1847 in Bowling Green, Caroline Co VA. Mother: Chenault, Mary (12640)

ROBERT LEE COVINGTON (12645). Born during 1850 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Chenault, Mary (12640)

 ADDISON A COVINGTON (12606). Born: during 1817 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Merriot, Ursula

(12602). Mar: during 1845 in Caroline Co VA to Wharton, Harriet (12633). Shown as Adderson A in 1850 Census. He was a Carpenter. In

 that Census he appears aged 33, living in the home of McKenzie Jackson in Caroline Co VA, Also living with them was an Elizabeth

Grimes and her 5 children. These children are found in later records as Covingtons, suggesting that Addison & his subsequent wife, Harriet,

 may have adopted them presumably following the death of their mother. (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 18/11/2021 17:58:01)

WILLIAM R COVINGTON (12634). Born during 1838 in Virginia VA. Mother: not known (0)

PETER COVINGTON (12635). Born during 1840 in Virginia VA. Mother: not known (0)

GEORGE C COVINGTON (12636). Born during 1841 in Virginia VA. Mother: not known (0)

PHILIP L COVINGTON (12637). Born during 1842 in Virginia VA. Mother: not known (0)

SARAH E COVINGTON (12638). Born during 1843 in Virginia VA. Mother: not known (0)

BETTIE C COVINGTON (12639). Born Oct 1855 in Virginia VA. Mother: Wharton, Harriet (12633)

SARAH CORTNEY COVINGTON (15351). Born: 28 Feb 1817 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Merriot,

Ursula (12602). Mar: during 1832 in Virginia VA to Staples, Charles (). Died: 25 May 1889 in U.S.A. aged 72. (Last updated: 28/08/2012

15:48:51)

LOUISA COVINGTON (12607). Born: about 1827 in Virginia VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine

(12603). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:32:17)

 JOHN FRANKLIN COVINGTON (12608). Born: during 1828 in Caroline Co VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Selph, Mary

Catherine (12603). Mar: 10 Aug 1848 in Caroline Co VA to Houston, Frances Sarah (12615). 2nd Mar: about 1874 in Caroline Co VA to

Houston, Mary Dabney (12614). CSA - Co. K Tyranny Unmasked Artillery Corporal, Polecat Depot (Penola) Hill's Light Infantry. Wounded

at Frayser's Farm. Fought in war against Northern Aggression (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 18/02/2021 20:26:48)

CHRISTINA ALICE COVINGTON (12616). Born during 1849 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Frances Sarah (12615)

ROBERT F COVINGTON (12617). Born during 1850 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Frances Sarah (12615)

WILLIAM HITER COVINGTON (12618). Born 16 Oct 1852 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Frances Sarah (12615)

JOHN BUTLER COVINGTON (12620). Born during 1856 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Frances Sarah (12615)

CARY N COVINGTON (12621). Born during 1858 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Frances Sarah (12615)

HENRY W COVINGTON (12619). Born Jul 1858 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Frances Sarah (12615)

SARAH F COVINGTON (12622). Born 16 Nov 1865 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Frances Sarah (12615)

CHARLES B COVINGTON (12624). Born Sep 1875 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Mary Dabney (12614)

IDA LEE COVINGTON (12625). Born 2 Feb 1880 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Mary Dabney (12614)

ANNIE ALLENA COVINGTON (12626). Born May 1883 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Mary Dabney (12614)

WALLACE SEMEON COVINGTON (12627). Born 20 Jul 1886 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Mary Dabney (12614)

ADDISON CHASTINE COVINGTON (12628). Born 13 Oct 1889 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Houston, Mary Dabney (12614)

SARAH COVINGTON (12609). Born: during 1829 in Caroline Co VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Selph, Mary Catherine

 (12603). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:33:27)

 WILLIAM N COVINGTON (12610). Born: Sep 1831 in Caroline Co VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Selph, Mary

Catherine (12603). Mar: about 1852 in Virginia VA to Poats, Mary Jane (12668). 2nd Mar: about 1900 in Virginia VA to Acors, Anna Eliza

(12669). Died: Dec 1911 in Bowling Green, Caroline Co VA aged 80. Interestingly his 2nd wife was the younger sister of his eldest son's

wife! He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery, Bowling Green VA. (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:33:51)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (12671). Born Jan-Sep 1854 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

WILLIAM BUTLER COVINGTON (12670). Born 18 Aug 1855 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

MARY J COVINGTON (12672). Born 6 Jul 1857 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

COLUMBIA ALICE COVINGTON (12674). Born Feb 1859 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

JOHN W COVINGTON (12675). Born 2 Jun 1860 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12673). Born during 1860 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

DANIEL COVINGTON (12677). Born Dec 1863 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

MARY I COVINGTON (12676). Born during 1863 in Virginia VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

DAVID COVINGTON (24490). Born during 1864 in Caroline Co VA. Mother: Poats, Mary Jane (12668)

MARY E COVINGTON (12611). Born: during 1836 in Caroline Co VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Selph, Mary

Catherine (12603). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:34:14)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12612). Born: 27 Apr 1837 in Caroline Co VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Selph, Mary

Catherine (12603). (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:34:48)

JOSEPH HENRY COVINGTON (12613). Born: during 1841 in Caroline Co VA. Father: Covington, William G (12601). Mother: Selph, Mary

Catherine (12603). Mar: 11 Jun 1866 in Virginia VA to Staples, Anna Madison (12652). Died: 28 Feb 1911 in Virginia VA aged 70. He is

buried in the Congressional Cemetery. (Julie Randolph's Genealogy) (Last updated: 06/04/2002 11:35:11)

MARY ALICE COVINGTON (12653). Born during 1867 in Virginia VA. Mother: Staples, Anna Madison (12652)

SALLIE B COVINGTON (12654). Born during 1868 in Virginia VA. Mother: Staples, Anna Madison (12652)

ANNIE M COVINGTON (12655). Born during 1869 in Virginia VA. Mother: Staples, Anna Madison (12652)

JOHN WILLIAM COVINGTON (12656). Born during 1870 in Virginia VA. Mother: Staples, Anna Madison (12652)

CHARLES H COVINGTON (12657). Born 20 Jan 1879 in Virginia VA. Mother: Staples, Anna Madison (12652)

 EDMUND MARTIN COVINGTON (13938). Born: about 1817 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin,

Mildred Tutt (13935). Died: 17 Jul 1837 in Lowndes Co MS aged 20. His will is on file at Columbus MS. He left everything to his father

except one slave girl which he gave to his aunt Elizabeth Robuson of SC. This aunt must have been his mother's sister since his father did

not have a sister named Elizabeth (info from Bryan Covington) (Last updated: 17/10/2002 15:03:32)

EMILY C COVINGTON (13939). Born: about 1818 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt

(13935). Mar: about 1838 in Lowndes Co MS to McMorris, Morgan (). She had one child Robert McMorris. A painting Emily made as a girl

 still exists. It shows a bowl of fruit and is painted on white velvet and is dated 14 Sep 1829. She died quite young and her son was given $5

and no more in his grandfather's will since his mother had already received her share of the estate during her lifetime. (Last updated:

20/02/2021 16:04:24)

RICHARD BENJAMIN COVINGTON (13940). Born: about 1819 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin,

Mildred Tutt (13935). Mar: during 1845 in Lowndes Co MS to Nielson, Jane Crawford (13941). Died: 9 Apr 1865 in Mobile Bay, Baldwin

Co AL aged 46. Known as Ben. May have been a teacher or businessman. He bought the family plot in the Friendship Cemetery in

Columbus MS. At the start of the Civil war he enlisted in the 35th Mississippi Infantry as a 1st Lt. His service record is in the National

Archives in Washington DC and is about 20 pages long.

 

The Confederates kept very good records at the beginning of the war and none by the end. At times he was 1st Lt, 2nd Lt and Captain. As a

 Captain he received $60 a month in Confederate money. The 35th was in almost continuous fighting in MS and AL. Ben was wounded at

Corinth, captured at Vicksburg and killed at Mobile Bay where he was CO of Company H. He was probably killed on 9th April 1865 which

was the day of the final charge and the same day that Lee surrendered in VA. (info from Bryan Covington) (Last updated: 17/10/2002

15:10:03)

WILLIAM EDMUND COVINGTON (13952). Born 29 Jan 1849 in Lowndes Co MS. Mother: Nielson, Jane Crawford (13941)

ARIANA COVINGTON (13953). Born about 1852 in Mississippi MS. Mother: Nielson, Jane Crawford (13941)

IDA COVINGTON (13954). Born about 1854 in Mississippi MS. Mother: Nielson, Jane Crawford (13941)

CHARLES WILLIAM COVINGTON (13950). Born 25 Nov 1855 in Mississippi MS. Mother: Nielson, Jane Crawford (13941)

BLANNIE COVINGTON (13955). Born about 1856 in Mississippi MS. Mother: Nielson, Jane Crawford (13941)

JOHN BENJAMIN COVINGTON (25217). Born 13 Oct 1865 in Columbus, Lowndes Co MS. Mother: Nielson, Jane Crawford (13941)

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CHARLES COVINGTON (13942). Born: about 1820 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt

(13935). Died: during 1844 in Memphis, Shelby Co TN aged 24. One family writer says he was a doctor in Memphis TN (info from Bryan

Covington) (Last updated: 17/10/2002 15:21:37)

 JAMES BARKLEY MARTIN COVINGTON (13943). Born: about 1824 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother:

Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935). Mar: 4 Apr 1848 in Panola Co MS to Adams, Hester Adella (18072). Died: during 1861 in Panola Co MS

aged 37. He was a farmer and may also have been a teacher. In the 1850 census he is shown as James Barkley M (thought to be added

himself for Martin) after his brother Edmund had died. He enlisted in the army on 7 Dec 1846 during the Mexican War as a Corporal in the

2nd Mississippi Infantry. He later became a Sgt but was discharged on 5th May 1847 at Monterey for medical reasons while serving in

Mexico.

 

After returning he first lived in Loundes Co but later moved to Panola Co MS where his wife's family were living. He enlited in the

Confederate Army at the beginning of the Civil War but soon became sick and died, possibly at home, in which case he is probably buried

in the Bynum Creek Cemetery in Panola MS in an unmarked grave. (info from Bryan Covington) (Last updated: 17/10/2002 15:23:26)

BENJAMIN MARTIN COVINGTON (13956). Born 6 Feb 1856 in Panola Co MS. Mother: Adams, Hester Adella (18072)

WESTON ADAMS COVINGTON (13957). Born 16 Dec 1859 in Panola Co MS. Mother: Adams, Hester Adella (18072)

LYLA BLANCHE COVINGTON (21604). Born 9 Nov 1862 in Panola Co MS. Mother: Adams, Hester Adella (18072)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (13945). Born: about 1826 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt

(13935). Died: about 1840 in Abbeville Co SC aged 14. Killed in an accident when aged 14, thus ending the string of continuous William

Covingtons (info from Bryan Covington) (Last updated: 17/10/2002 15:33:15)

JANE N COVINGTON (25216). Born: during 1830 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt

(13935). (Last updated: 20/02/2021 16:12:05)

ADELLA COVINGTON (25215). Born: during 1833 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt

(13935). (Last updated: 20/02/2021 16:04:24)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (13946). Born: about 1834 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt

(13935). Died young. (Last updated: 17/10/2002 15:35:01)

AUGUSTUS SAMUEL WATT COVINGTON (13944). Born: about 1835 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother:

Martin, Mildred Tutt (13935). Died: during 1850 in California CA aged 15. He is thought to have moved to California CA during the Gold

Rush but died there in 1850 shortly after arriving (info from Bryan Covington) (Last updated: 20/02/2021 16:04:24)

THOMAS COVINGTON (13947). Born: about 1836 in Abbeville Co SC. Father: Covington, William (13934). Mother: Martin, Mildred Tutt

(13935). Died young (Last updated: 17/10/2002 15:35:27)

 JOSEPHUS LANGDON COVINGTON (13949). Born: 30 Sep 1823 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, Richard (13936). Mother:

Birley, Nancy (13937). Died: 31 May 1860 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish LA aged 36. At various times he used the names Joe, Joseph

or Josephus. He was about 12 when his father died and was cared for by his father's\ brother William moving with them to MS. He enlisted

in the Army on 15 June 1846 and became the 1st Sgt of Co K of the 1st Mississippi Infantry. He was discharged on 12 June 1847 at the

end of the Mexican War. At discharge he owed the army $1.22 for a missing pair of shoes.

 

After returning home he lived in Columbus and according to the 1850 Census lived at the Columbus Hotel. He died whilst on a trip to New

Orleans and his will is on file in Columbus. He left everything to 3 of his friends. He is buried at the family plot in Columbus and has the

earliest known gravestone in this part of the family. The stone is professionally carved in marble and although broken and lying on it's back

is clearly readable. The verse says: "He lived and died an honest man. The noblest work of God" (info from Bryan Covington) (Last updated:

 17/10/2002 15:42:59)

THOMAS COVINGTON (14436). Born: during 1803 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, John Burnette (14431). Mother: Taylor, Lucille

(14435). Mar: about 1834 in Cherokee Co AL to Henrietta (5741). (Last updated: 04/05/2020 19:39:51)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (14329). Born about 1837 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Henrietta (5741)

RICHARD BURNETTE COVINGTON (14437). Born: 18 Dec 1818 in Edgefield Co SC. Father: Covington, John Burnette (14431). Mother:

Taylor, Lucille (14435). Mar: about 1841 in Alabama AL to Smith, Elizabeth Jane (14441). 2nd Mar: during 1850 in Cherokee Co AL to

Stephens, Jane Elizabeth (14442). Died: 19 Mar 1912 in Trenton, Gibson Co AL aged 93. Info from Karen Ann Shepherd

(mngkaren@aol.com). Was born in Hamburg, Edgefield Co SC (Last updated: 04/06/2008 16:00:57)

MARY ANNE COVINGTON (14443). Born during 1842 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth Jane (14441)

SUSAN ELIZABETH COVINGTON (14444). Born during 1844 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth Jane (14441)

RICHARD FRANK COVINGTON (14445). Born during 1846 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth Jane (14441)

WILLIAM FRANCIS COVINGTON (14446). Born 9 Feb 1849 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth Jane (14441)

LEWIS COVINGTON (14447). Born during 1850 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Stephens, Jane Elizabeth (14442)

LOUISA JANE COVINGTON (14448). Born during 1852 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Stephens, Jane Elizabeth (14442)

NANCY LOUCINDA COVINGTON (14449). Born 9 Sep 1854 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Stephens, Jane Elizabeth (14442)

JOHN C COVINGTON (16765). Born during 1857 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Stephens, Jane Elizabeth (14442)

LEANDREW GOOLE COVINGTON (14450). Born during 1858 in Cherokee Co AL. Mother: Stephens, Jane Elizabeth (14442)