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Contributed by Jane Combs  <[email protected]>
June 22, 2004

 

Sorrow Family

1.  *WILLIAM SORROW  (UNK1) was born Abt. 1730 in VA., and died Abt. 1806 in Oglethorpe Co. GA.  He married *SARAH ? (W/O WILLIAM SORROW).  

Notes for *WILLIAM SORROW:
Keith Moody; 74 Pine Hollow; Athens, GA.30601:  
Albemarle County VA Deeds:
9 May 1761, Abraham Childers sold 200 Acres to William Sorrow of Buchingham Co., VA.
1767, Abra. Eades sold 100 Acres to William Sorrow of Albemarle Co., VA.
1782 Personal Property Tax List-Albemarle Co., VA       6th District
William Sorrow
OGLETHORPE CO GA WILLS
William Sorrow      written 28 Aug 1795       Recorded  27 Jan. 1806
Son: Samuel Sorrow
        John Webb Sorrow
Dau: Sarah Canterbury
OGLETHORPE CO TAX DIGESTS
1800  HA district  Henry Sorrow (A bro to William?  JC)
1805  HE district  Henry Sorrow
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(Did William have a brother named Henry?  Records from Keith Moody include:
Dec.1, 1777-William Tiller sold 74 acres on Nassau Creek to Henry Sorrow.
1784-Henry Sorrow sold 74 acres on Nassau Creek to John Certerson/Kesterson)  JC
1785 Wilkes Co., GA Tax List include Henry Sorrow and Samuel Sorrow.  JC
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Children of *WILLIAM SORROW and *SARAH SORROW) are:
 i. JOHN WEBB3 SORROW, d. Abt. 1803, Oglethorpe Co. GA.

Notes for JOHN WEBB SORROW:
Keith Moody; 74 Pine Hollow;  Athens, GA. 30601:
1782 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST-ALBEMARLE CO., VA       6th District
John Sorrow
OGLETHORPE CO GA WILLS
John Sorrow   written Nov. 1802   Recorded June 30, 1803
Sis:  Sarah Canterbury
Bro: Henry Sorrow   Samuel Sorrow
OGLETHORPE CO. TAX DIGESTS
1800 HA district-Henry Sorrow
         MA district-John Sorrow
1805 HA district-Henry Sorrow
         SH district-John Sorrow
1810 SH district-John Sorrow
1815 DE district-John Sorrow

Jay Watkins <[email protected]> has John's death date as 1802.  JSC
Georgia Wills Oglethorpe, page 13, page 122.  John Sorrow mentions brothers Samuel and Henry.  To Sister Sarah Castleberry.  Exrs:  Robert Elliott, John Smith.  Will proved June 3, 1802.  JW

 ii. SARAH SORROW, m. JOSEPH CANTERBERRY, 21 November 1781.

Notes for SARAH SORROW:
Keith Moody; 74 Pine Hollow; Athens, GA. 30601:
Albemarle Co. VA Marriage Records:
Joseph Canterbury-Sarah Sanow?  Nov. 21, 1781 by Martin Dawson.
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Jay Watkins <[email protected]> has her husbands name as CASTLEBERRY.  Georgia Wills, Oglethorpe page 13.  JW

Notes for JOSEPH CANTERBERRY:
Keith Moody; 74 Pine Hollow; Athens, GA. 30601:
Personal Property Tax List-Albemarle co., VA       6th District
Joseph Canterbury
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2. iii. *SAMUEL SORROW, b. Bef. 1755, VA; d. 19 February 1807, Oglethorpe Co. GA.
3. iv. HENRY SORROW, b. Abt. 1818.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  *SAMUEL SORROW (*WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born Bef. 1755 in VA, and died 19 February 1807 in Oglethorpe Co. GA.  He married *MARY ? (W/O SAMUEL SORROW).  She died in Oglethorpe Co. GA.

Notes for *SAMUEL SORROW:
Keith Moody;  74 Pine Hollow; Athens, GA. 30601:
1782 Personal Property Tax List-Albemarle Co., VA.     6th District
Samuel Sorrow. 
OGLETHORPE CO GA WILLS
Samuel Sorrow     Jan 16, 1807       
Wife: Mary  
Oldest son: Joshua Sorrow
OGLETHORPE CO GA TAX DIGESTS
1800  HA district   Samuel Sorrow
1805  RA district   Samuel Sorrow
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Notes for *MARY ? (W/O SAMUEL SORROW):
Keith Moody;  74 Pine Hollow;  Athens, GA. 30601:
OGLETHORPE CO TAX DIGESTS
1810  PO district   Mary Sorrow
1815  PO district   Mary Sorrow

Mary Sorrow of Oglethorpe Co. GA took part in the 1827 Georgia land lottery as a Revolutionary War Widow.  She won Lot 255 of the 11th district of Troup County.
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Children of *SAMUEL SORROW and *MARY SORROW) are:
 i. JOSHUA4 SORROW, d. 1829.
 ii. ELIJAH SORROW, b. Abt. 1780, GA; d. 03 November 1846, Elbert Co. GA.
 iii. SAMUEL (JR) SORROW, b. 05 May 1735, Middlesex Co. VA.

More About SAMUEL (JR) SORROW:
Fact 1: 11 June 1735, Christ Church Parish  Middlesex Co. VA

 iv. *JESSE MESSER SORROW, b. Abt. 1798, VA; d. Bef. 1860, Madison Co. GA.
 v. GEORGE SORROW.
 vi. POLLY SORROW, m. (1) WILLIAM STEPHENS; m. (2) WILLIAM STEPHENS, 16 October 1809, Oglethorpe Co.,   GA; m. (3) SAMUEL KELLUM, 31 March 1827, Oglethorpe Co., GA.
 vii. SUSAN SORROW.
 viii. SALLY SORROW, b. Abt. 1794.

3.  HENRY3 SORROW (*WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born Abt. 1818.  He married ELIZABETH WHITLEY 02 January 1845 in Henry Co., GA.  She was born Abt. 1825.

Notes for HENRY SORROW:
Information from Carl Jones; 609 Summit Forrest Dr.; Marietta, GA. 30062. <[email protected]>
Wife's name from Jay Watkins <[email protected]>:       Georgia Wills, Oglethorpe, page 16.
Keith Moody;  74 Pine Hollow;   Athens, GA. 30601:
1850 Henry Co., GA Census, page 301:
Sorrow,    H.    32  (m)    GA   (Henry)
                E      26  (f)     GA  
                S F     5  (f)     GA
                A S     3  (f)     GA
 

Children of HENRY SORROW and ELIZABETH WHITLEY are:
 i. SARAH F.4 SORROW, b. Abt. 1846.
 ii. AMANDA S. SORROW, b. Abt. 1848.
 iii. MALISSA G. SORROW, b. Abt. 1850.
 iv. JAMES D. SORROW, b. Abt. 1854.
 v. JOHN SORROW, b. Abt. 1856.
 vi. WILLIAM J. SORROW, b. Abt. 1858.
 vii. RANDOLPH SORROW, m. JANE WILLIAMS, 15 March 1823, Wilkinson Co., GA.

Notes for RANDOLPH SORROW:
Keith Moody; 74 Pine Hollow;  Athens,GA. 30601:
OGLETHORPE CO TAX DIGESTS
1805   HE district   Randolph Sorrow
1810   WN district  Randolph Sorrow
1815   DE district   Randle (?) Sorrow
 

Generation No. 3

4.  JOSHUA SORROW (*SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1) died 1829.  He married SALLY STEPHENS 12 March 1807 in Oglethorpe Co. GA.  

Notes for JOSHUA SORROW:
Keith Moody; 74 Pine Hollow; Athens, GA. 30601:
OGLETHORPE CO TAX DIGESTS
1805  RA district   Joshua Sorrow
1815  PO district  Joshua Sorrow
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Date of death from Carl Jones-609 Summit Forrest Dr.-Marietta, GA. 30062 Jan. 1999.  His email:
[email protected]  And Ancestry.  From Ancestry:  Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of
Georgia 1827-46th Day's Drawing-April 28, page 143, Madison:  Fortunate Drawers: Joshua Sorrow, Captains District: Hannas, Number: 132, District:10, County: Troup County.

Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia 1827:  59th Day's Drawing-May 14, page 184,
Madison: Fortunate Drawers: Joshua Sorrow,  Captains District: do, Number: 91, District: 32, County:
Lee County. 

Mr. Moody has the marriage of Joshua and Sally as 23 Mar. 1807.  JC
 
Children of JOSHUA SORROW and SALLY STEPHENS are:
 i. PERRY D.5 SORROW.
 ii. ANDREW J. SORROW.
 iii. SUSAN SORROW.
 iv. LUCINDA SORROW.
 v. GEORGE P. SORROW, b. Abt. 1814.

5.  ELIJAH SORROW (*SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born Abt. 1780 in GA, and died 03 November 1846 in Elbert Co. GA.  He married NANCY NASH 06 December 1805 in Oglethorpe Co. GA.  She was born Abt. 1788 in VA.

Notes for ELIJAH SORROW:
Keith Moody;  74 Pine Hollow;  Athens, GA 30601
TROUP COUNTY GA DEEDS
Bk E - Page 182  Elijah Sorrow of Elbert County GA sells his 1/8 interest of Lot 255, District 11 drawn by
                            Mary Sorrow late of Oglethorpe Co to William Holt.
OGLETHORPE CO TAX DIGEST
1810  PO district   Elijah Sorrow
1815  PO district   Elijah Sorrow

1820 Oglethorpe Co., GA Census
Sorrow, Elijah    1m 10; 2m 10-15;  1m 26-44;  1f 26-44
1830 Elbert Co., GA Census   Page 150
Sorrow, Elijah   1m 5;  1m 15-20;  1m 20-30;  1m 40-50  1f 40-50
1840 Elbert Co., GA Census
Sorrow, Elijah   1m 10-15;  1m 20-30;  1m 30-40;  1m 50-60; 1f 50-60
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Notes for NANCY NASH:
Other children not known.
Information from Carl Jones, Jan. 1999,  Lenore Hylton and Ancestry.
Info from Jay Watkins <[email protected]>: Broderbund Family Archive #291, Ed.1, Census Index:
GA., Georgia Census Nara Series M593, Elbert Co, 1870, Date of import: 15 Sep 1999, Internal Ref.
#1.291.29419.9)  Individual:  Sorrow, Nancy   Race: White   Age: 82  Birth place: VA   Township: Elberton
PO   Microfilm:  Roll 148, page 273. JW

Keith Moody has marriage date as 17 Dec. 1806.
1850 Elbert Co., GA Census, page 398:
Sorrow,  N        62      VA (f)    
              E T      35     GA (m)

Sorrow,  S        40      GA (m)   (Samuel)
              G        32      GA (f)     (Gillie)
              E A      7       GA (f)
              T T      5       GA (f)
              M J     2       GA (f)
              S E    6/12   GA (f)
 
Children of ELIJAH SORROW and NANCY NASH are:
 i. SAMUEL GORDON5 SORROW, b. Abt. 1810; d. Aft. 1880.
 ii. TERRELL THOMAS SORROW, b. Abt. 1815; d. 08 June 1864.

Notes for TERRELL THOMAS SORROW:
Info from Carl Jones. Jan. 1999.  Confederate service.

6. *JESSE MESSER SORROW (*SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born Abt. 1798 in VA, and died Bef. 1860 in Madison Co. GA.  He married *SARAH "SALLIE" JOHNSON 04 April 1819 in Madison Co. GA.  She was born 1800.

Notes for *JESSE MESSER SORROW:
Info sent to me by Dennis Keith Moody  74 Pine Hollow  Athens, GA 30601
TROUP COUNTY GA DEEDS
Bk D - page 424   Jesse M. Sorrow of Madison County Ga. sells his 1/8 interest of Lot 255  District 11                             drawn by Mary Sorrow late of Oglethorpe Co to H C Rainey.  (1835)
1820 Oglethorpe Co., GA Census
Sorrow,  Jesse M.  1m 18-26; 1f 10; 1f 16-26
1830 Elbert Co GA Census
Sorrow, Jesse M.   3m/5; 1m 5-10; 1m 30-40; 1f 5; 1f 5-10; 1f 20-30
1840 Oglethorpe Co., GA Census
Sorrow, Jesse M.   1m 5;  1m 5-10;  2m 10-15;  1m 15-20;  1m 40-50;  1f 5; 1f 5-10; 1f 10-15; 1f 20-30;
                               1f 40-50
1850 Madison Co., GA Census, page 180:
Sorrow,  Jesse M     52      GA
              Sarah         50        "
              Willis         20        "
              Malissa     24        "
              Franklin     18        "
              Manerva    14       "
              William      12       "
              Sarah F      10       "
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Also, Carl Jones Information from Carl Jones; 609 Summit Forrest Dr.; Marietta, GA 30062 <[email protected]> and Ancestry.  From Ancestry: Reprint of Offical Register of Land Lottery of Georgia 1827:  9th Day's Drawing-16 March, page 24. Monroe:  Fortunate Drawers: Jesse M. Sorrow,  Captains District: Hannas, Number:179, District: 12, County: Carroll County.
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Children of *JESSE SORROW and *SARAH JOHNSON are:
 i. *MELISSA JANE5 SORROW, b. 09 August 1828, Madison Co.GA; d. GA.
 ii. WILLIS SORROW, b. Abt. 1830, GA.
 iii. FRANKLIN SORROW, b. Abt. 1832, GA; m. (?) WHITEHURST.
 iv. MANERVA SORROW, b. Abt. 1836, GA; m. JAMES M. REEVES, 17 December 1850, Madison Co., GA.
 v. WILLIAM M. SORROW, b. Abt. 1838, GA.
 vi. SARAH F. SORROW, b. Abt. 1840, GA.
 vii. GEORGE W. SORROW, b. Abt. 1827.
 viii. MCKINZIE HILL SORROW, b. 07 April 1821; d. 28 August 1905.

7.  SUSAN4 SORROW (*SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1)  She married WILLIAM STEPHENS 19 August 1806 in oglethorpe Co., GA.  

Notes for SUSAN SORROW:
Info: Carl Jones, Jan. 1999.  And Ancestry.
 
Child of SUSAN SORROW and WILLIAM STEPHENS is:
16. i. MARY POLLY5 STEPHENS.

8.  SALLY4 SORROW (*SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born Abt. 1794.  She married JAMES STEPHENS 26 July 1815 in Oglethorpe Co., GA.  

Notes for SALLY SORROW:
Info: Carl Jones, Jan. 1999.  And Ancestry.
Keith Moody; 74 Pine Hollow;  Athens, GA 30601,  has marriage date as 1 June 1816.
1820 Madison Co., GA Census:
Stephens, James      1m/10     1m 26/45       2f/10      1f26/45
1840 Madison Co., GA Census:
Stephens, James      1m/40-50     1f/5   1f/5-10       1f/10-15   2f/20-30     1f/40-50
1850 Madison Co., GA Census, page 191:
Stephens,   James          61      VA
                   Sarah           56      GA
                   Elizabeth     32      GA
                   Martha         30      GA
                   Nancy          25      GA
                   Sarah           17      GA
                   Lucinda       13       GA
1860 Madison Co., GA Census:
Stephens,   Sarah          61       GA
                   Elizabeth    42        "
                   Martha        40        "
                   Nancy         38        "
                   Sarah          27        "
                   Lucindy      23        "
1870 Madison Co., GA Census, page 62:
Stephens,   Sarah         76       GA
                   Elizabeth    54       "
                   Martha        51       "
                   Sarah         38       "
                   Lucinda      34       "
1880 Madison Co., GA Census, page 13:
Stephens,   Elizabeth   63
                   Martha       60   sister
                   Nancy        57   sister
                   Sarah         47   sister
                   Lucinda      43   sister
Census from Keith Moody
 
Children of SALLY SORROW and JAMES STEPHENS are:
 i. ELIZABETH5 STEPHENS, b. Abt. 1818.
 ii. MARTHA STEPHENS, b. Abt. 1820.
 iii. SARAH STEPHENS, b. Abt. 1833.
 iv. LUCINDA STEPHENS, b. Abt. 1837.
 

Generation No. 4

9.  GEORGE P. SORROW (JOSHUA4, *SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born Abt. 1814.  He married MARTHA ANN BARNETT 27 September 1843 in Oglethorpe Co., GA.  She was born Abt. 1822.

Notes for GEORGE P. SORROW:
Info: Carl Jones, 609 Summit Forrest Dr.,  Marietta, GA., 30062. Jan. 1999.  And Ancestry.
Keith Moody,  74 Pine Hollow,  Athens, GA 30601
1850 Oglethorpe Co. GA Census, page 039:
Sorrow,   George P.    36
               Martha         26
               Lucinda M     5
               Sarah            6
               Evaline         3
               Jane A          6/12
1860 Madison Co., GA Census, page 152:
Sorrow,   George P   48
                Martha A    38
                Sarah A      16
                Lucinda M  14
                Evaline      12
                James        10
                Elizabeth     8
                William        7
                John T          4
                George W   6/12
 
Children of GEORGE SORROW and MARTHA BARNETT are:
 i. SARAH A.6 SORROW, b. Abt. 1844.
 ii. LUCINDA M. SORROW, b. Abt. 1846.
 iii. EVELINE SORROW, b. Abt. 1848.
 iv. JAMES SORROW, b. Abt. 1850.
 v. ELIZABETH SORROW, b. Abt. 1852.
 vi. WILLIAM SORROW, b. Abt. 1853.
 vii. JOHN T. SORROW, b. Abt. 1856.
 viii. GEORGE W. SORROW, b. Abt. 1859.

10.  SAMUEL GORDON5 SORROW (ELIJAH4, *SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born Abt. 1810, and died Aft. 1880.  He married GILLIY ANN OZLEY 22 April 1841 in Elbert Co., GA., daughter of JESSE OSLEY and ELIZABETH ROSE.  She was born 1817.

Notes for SAMUEL GORDON SORROW:
Living in 1883.

Information from Jay Watkins <[email protected]> Dec. 1999,  has his birthdate as 1808.  Source:
Broderbund Family Archive #291, Ed.1, Census Index: GA, Georgia Census Nara Series M593, Elbert County, 1870, Date of import: 15 Sep. 1999, Internal Ref. #1.291.2.9419.12.
Individual:  Sorrow, Samuel   Race: White   Age: 62  Birth place: GA  Township: Elberton P O
Microfilm:  Roll 148, page 273.  
Elbert County, GEORGIA MARRIAGES 1806-1809:
The page numbers following the marriage is the page in the original books.
Groom                              Bride                          Date/Page
Sorrow, McKenzie    Sarah A.E. Gunter        Feb.7, 1844   162
Sorrow, Samuel        Gilly Ozeley                Apr. 22, 1841 115  
JW

Notes for GILLIY ANN OZLEY:
Living in 1883. Other children not known.
Info from Lenore Hylton and Carl Jones and Ancestry. Carl Jones has her name as Gillis Osley.
 
Children of SAMUEL SORROW and GILLIY OZLEY are:
 i. ELIZABETH ANN6 SORROW, m. RICHARD LYONS.
 ii. EMILY SORROW.
 iii. TERRELL THOMAS SORROW, b. 1845; d. 08 June 1864, Richmond, VA.

Notes for TERRELL THOMAS SORROW:
Information from Carl Jones; 609 Summit Forrest Dr.; Marietta, GA 30062 <[email protected]>
and Ancestry.  From Ancestry: Reprint of Offical Register of Land Lottery of Georgia 1827:  9th Day's Drawing-16 March, page 24. Monroe:  Fortunate Drawers: Jesse M. Sorrow,  Captains District: Hannas, Number:179, District: 12, County: Carroll County.

Information from Jay Watkins <[email protected]>:
MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY C, 15TH REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA C.S.A.
ELBERT COUNTY, GEORGIA
FIRESIDE GUARDS
Sorrow, Terrell T.-Private  March 9, 1863.  Wounded at Cold Harbor, VA June 3, 1864.  Died of wounds in Stuart Hospital, at Richmond, VA June 8, 1864
JW  

 iv. MARTHA JANE SORROW, b. September 1847; d. 22 April 1928.
 v. SARAH E. SORROW, b. Abt. 1850.
 vi. JESSE ELIJAH JOHN JACKSON SORROW, b. 29 June 1853; d. 21 June 1928.
 vii. GEORGE WASHINGTON SORROW, b. March 1854.
 viii. SAMUEL ENOCH SORROW, b. 21 January 1861, Elbert, GA.; d. 15 March 1953, Oglethorpe Co., GA.

11.  *MELISSA JANE SORROW (*JESSE MESSER4, *SAMUEL3, *WILLIAM2, UNK1) was born 09 August 1828 in Madison Co.GA, and died in GA.  She married *WILLIAM J. BUTLER 21 August 1853 in Madison Co. GA (Source: Have copy mar.rec. Madison Co.GA), son of *WILLIAM BUTLER and *NANCY CRAWFORD.  He was born 14 July 1832 in ? Clark Co. GA, and died in GA..

Notes for *MELISSA JANE SORROW:
Info:  1860 Clarke Co GA (Athens) . 1870 census same area.m/f roll #143. Other
info from family Bible.
 
Children of *MELISSA SORROW and *WILLIAM BUTLER are:
 i. NANCY J.6 BUTLER, b. 1854, GA.
 ii. SARAH N. (OR F) BUTLER, b. 1855, GA; m. JOSEPH LANDRUM, 25 July 1878, Oconee Co. GA.
 iii. CATHERINE M. BUTLER, b. 1858, GA.
 iv. WILLIAM T. BUTLER, b. 15 October 1859, GA; d. 27 December 1942, Oconee Co. GA; m. SARAH M. ARTHUR, 21 February 1885, Oconee Co. GA.

More About WILLIAM T. BUTLER:
Fact 2: Watkinsville (Oconee) GA

 v. *HATTIE M. BUTLER, b. 23 January 1862, ? Clark Co, GA; d. 12 November 1944, Waco (McLennan) TX.
      Married to Thomas  "Tom" Arthur.
 vi. MARY ANN BUTLER, b. 1865, GA; m. NATHANIEL D. HUNTER, 25 December 1882, Oconee Co. GA.
 vii. FANNIE H. BUTLER, b. 1867, GA; m. THOMAS ERWIN, 26 December 1882.


 
 
 
 


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