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Marmaduke VICKERY (1715-1787) m. Elizabeth NATION (1719-1787)
s/o Hezekiah Vickery (1683-1736) and Merci Holland
d/o John Nation and Bethia Robins
p/o Anne Elizabeth VICKERY (1750-1833)

  1. ) m. Bethia Swaim, 1762

    1715 Marmaduke VICKERY born at Dorchester Co., MD

    1719 Elizabeth NATION born at Upper Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey

    1736 father Hezekiah Vickery died in Orange, VA

    1737 Marmaduke VICKERY and Elizabeth NATION married at Frederick, Orange Co., VA (some sources say marriage was abt 1734) [some sources say Elizabeth Nation was first married to Peter Swaim in Frederick, VA]

    1738 son John Vickery, Sr. born at Randolph, North Carolina; died 1832 at Randolph, North Carolina; married Bethia SWAIM 1762 at Randolph, North Carolina

    1741 son Christopher Vickery born at Randolph, North Carolina; died 19 Apr 1841 in NC; married (1) Nancy Weatherly on 7 Dec 1826 at Randolph, North Carolina; (2) Hannah Hodge [a Baptist preacher] [some sources say born near Winchester, VA. He married Hannah Hodge, daughter of John Hodge and Elizabeth Martin. He married Maria Lowe on 2 Mar 1801 at Randolph Co, NC. He married Nancy (--?--) on 26 Dec 1826 at Guilford Co, NC. He died on 9 Apr 1841 at Randolph Co, NC. He was buried after 9 Apr 1841 at Timber Ridge Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph Co, NC. [Christopher Vickrey's obituary - "In Randolph county on Friday the 9th inst., the Rev. Christopher Vickery, aged upwards of one hundred years. The deceased was born in Virginia, near the town of Winchester, and removed with his parents to the province of North Carolina, when quite a youth. His father was one of the principal sufferers in the ill-judged and disastrous, though patriotic and daring revolt of the "Regulators" in 1770-an event which involved a great number of families in all this portion of the then colony in unexampled suffering for a series of years thereafter."

    Nov 1744 Nov 1744 term of court, Frederick Co., VA a petition was submitted regarding the road from John Hite's Mill to Kersey's Ford. Petitioners included Peter Wolff, John Reed, Marmaduke Vickery, and John Nation. [He along with John Nation and others, petitioned the county to clear another road to Kersey's Ford on the Shenandoah River in 1744 at Frederick Co, VA.]

    1748 Marmaduke Vickery moved from Granville Land Grant to Rowan Co, NC where he ourchased the 151 ac at St Luke Parish on Feb 22 1759

    Dec 1748 Frederick County courts Peter Woolf, Marmaduke Vickery and two others were appointed to inventor the estate of Stephen Jones.

    1750s Marmaduke Vickery appears in the early 1750's as a "chaincarrier" on one Moravian survey.

    11 May 1750 dau Anne Elizabeth Vickery born at Augusta, VA; died 3 Sep 1833 at Randolph, North Carolina; married John Swaim in NC on 19 May 1767.

    1752 dau Charity Vickery born at Augusta, VA; married William Swaim
    abt 1770. She died after 1814.

    1753 Early Moravian records name Marmaduke Vickrey in a land survey

    1754 son Jerretta Vickery born at Augusta, VA; died 30 Jul 1849 at Eaton, Preble, OH; married Joseph Nation Dec 1770 at Rowan, NC [Jerretta Vickery and her husband Joseph Nation, Sr., were 1st cousins] [Joseph and Jerretta's children were born in NC and in Jefferson Co., TN. Joseph served as a Pvt. volunteer soldier in the Revolutionary War under Capt. Gray, in the fall of 1779 and early 1780, and under Capt. Gillespie in Col. Dugan's regiment in 1780-81. He received an honorable discharge for both periods of service. In Feb 1803 their daughter Charity married in Jefferson Co., TN. Joseph Nation died Apr 1803 in Claiborne Co., TN, leaving a will which provided that his two stills for the making of liquor should be run for two years, for the benefit of the estate.] [She was also known as Jereter]

    1755 Marmaduke Vickery listed on the 1755 census at Rowan Co., NC

    25 Nov 1755 dau Dorcas Earkes Vickery born at Randolph, North Carolina; married Benjamin Rush 12 Jan 1772 at Guilford; died after 1819 at Randolph Co, NC.

    14 May 1757 151 ac on both sides of deep river, joining a bent of River /s/ (mark) Wits: W. Churton, William Robins, entered 14 May 1757. [Some sources say his favorite sport was racing horses. He took his horses to Kentucky to race. His old plantation is located about 3 miles southwest of the Level Cross community overlooking Deep River. According to Deed Book 1, p. 68, December 1787 (Asheboro Courthouse): Marmaduke Vickory, Sr., gave to his grandson, Marmaduke, Jr., eldest son of John Vickory, a planter and both of Randolph County - 50 acres on the south side of Deep River. Witnessed by John Vickory, Christopher Vickory

    1 Sep 1757 Plantation on Deep River, Rowan Co, N.C. 151 Acres. This plan represents a tract of land surveyed for Marmaduke Vickrey on deep river Beginning at a hickry xxx xxxx last crop deep river 38chains to a black oak sapling. Then north 421/2 chains to a white oak then west xxx the river 38 chains to two white oaks and a hickrey. Then South xxx a bent of the river x 421/2 chains to the first station containing one hundred and fifty one acres of land surveyed the first day of September 1757.
    Sworn Chain Carriers
    Richard Robins
    Elisha Robins
    W. Churton

    1 Dec 1757 son Samson Whitley Vickery born at Rowan, NC; married Charity Robbins abt 1780 at Rowan, NC; died after 6 Sep 1841 at Yalobusha Co, MS. Middle name “Whitley” is sourced from FinaAGrave
    He was named executor of his father's will in 1787 at Randolph Co, NC. He applied for Revolutionary War pension as follows:
    "The State of Mississippi
    Yalobusha County
    On the 6 day of September AD 1841 personally appeared before the Probate Court of [?] county & state in open court, Sampson Vickery, a resident of the county and state aforesaid aged eighty-three years the 1st of last December, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benifit [sic] of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.
    I volunteered in the County of Randolph North Carolina under Capt Thomas Dougan in the year 1782. There was two companies out in service at the time I was out and this Regiment was commanded by Col. James Dougan. There was with us occasionally an officer of the Regular Army Maj. Anthony Sharp.
    I was in a battle at or near the [? ?] against Col Fanning's force in which my Capt Dougan was taken prisoner after which, I served under Capt William Gray. I do not recollect the number of my company or Regiment. I was in another battle at Spring Creek in Randolph County No. Car. and several other battles. I cannot now recollect how many. At times a Capt. Gholson and a Capt. Daniel Gillespie and Capt William York of Guilford County No. Carolina was with us. I was with a regiment under Col Dougan in North Carolina and until Col. Fanning and his party were driven from the county. I was discharged at the house of Col. William Sharp in Randolph County, No. Carolina and received a discharge from Capt. William Gray.
    I was in the service three months and always after my discharge held myself in readiness to take the field again until the close of the Revolution. My discharge I have long since since [sic] lost.
    Q 1. Where & in what year were you born?
    A. In Guilford County North Carolina on the first Dec 1757,
    Q 2. Have you any record of your age. If so, where is it?
    A. I have none.
    Q 3. Where were you living when you volunteered or were called into the service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War & where do you now live?
    A. I lived in Randolph County, North Carolina. A few years after the close of the war I removed to Greenville District, South Carolina where I lived two years. Then I removed to Buncome [sp] County, No. Carolina where I lived some sixteen or seventeen years, then I removed to Habersham County in the state of Georgia where I lived until the 25th of December 1838 when I removed to Jefferson County [?] and there lived about eleven months and from that place removed to Yalobusha County, Mississippi where I now live. In 1837, Col Thos. J. Rusk undertook to obtain my pension but before he completed the undertaking he went to [?].
    Q 4. How were you called into service?
    A. I volunteered.
    Q 5. State the names of some of the officers who were with the troops where you served & the service you were in.
    A. I have given in my foregoing statement the names of the officers that I now recollect and the general service I was in.
    Q 6. Did you ever receive a discharge from the service. If so, by whom was it given or signed & what has become of it?
    A. I received a discharge from the service signed by Capt William Gray which I have lost.
    Q 7. State the name of persons to whom you were known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief of your services as a soldier of the Revolution.
    A. John Robbins, Bayliss [sic] Nations
    I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity, except the present and I declare that my name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency in any state.
    [?] to any subscribed [sic] day & year aforesaid.
    Sampson Vickery V his mark
    And the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he stated.
    The State of Mississippi
    Yalobusha County
    I Davidson M. Rayburn clerk of the Probate Court for said county & state do hereby certify that the forgoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of Sampson Vickery for a pension.
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and [?] of office this 6th day of Sept 1841.
    Davidson M Rayburn, Clk" on 6 Sep 1841 at Yalobusha Co, MS.

    1758 Marmaduke Vickery listed on fragmentary 1758 tax list for Rowan Co., NC (now the border area between Guilford and Randolph Counties) contains 42 names. Among these are a significant number who appear in Frederick Co., VA in the 1740's including John Nation, John Bryant, Joseph Robins, Recard Crunk, Thomas Fannen, and Marmaduke VICRY.

    11 Feb 1759 Marmaduke Vickery has of 151 acres in Rowan County in the Parish of St. Luke on both sides of deep river, joining a bent of River /s/ (mark) Wits: W. Churton, William Robins, entered 14 May 1757.

    22 Feb 1759 Marmaduke Vickery received a land grant for 151 ac from Lord Granville in Granville Co., NC. In St. Luke's Parish of Rowan County, which in 1771 became Guilford County, and which in 1779 became Randolph County. The land grant, a copy of which is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC was witnessed by William Robins and W. Churton. [1759 US Land Office] [At one time Marmaduke was considered one of the large land owners in Randolph. He earned a living for his family completely from the soil, but in addition, he had one favorite sport--racing horses. He took his horses to Kentucky to race, and in turn horses were brought from Kentucky to his plantation to race. The outline of the race course is still visible and the area is covered with blue grass. Perhaps his taking his horses to Kentucky could be a clue to the emigration of one or possibly two of his children to Kentucky. Today, his old plantation is located about 3 miles southwest of the Level Cross community overlooking Deep River. The new U.W. Highway220 will pass by his property. The rocks that once formed the foundation of his house are still there, and the rock foundation for the original barn is still in place. There is evidence of where the loom house and blacksmith shop once stood. Also part of the stone wall of the spring house remains. Marmaduke raised some of the finest grain on his plantation of anybody in the area. He had his own grist miss and other planters brought their grain to have him grind it. Even though the old mill no longer stands, the mill pond dam remain. We are told that planters, as faraway as 100 miles came to buy his seed.

    1760 Marmaduke Vickery listed on the 1760 census at Rowan Co., NC

    1 Feb 1760 Bethiah Vickery born at Guilford, NC; died 8 Dec 1850 at Decatur, Adams, IN; married William Robbins in 1774. She moved to Decatur in 1779.

    1761 Marmaduke Vickery listed on the 1761 census at Rowan Co., NC

    1762 Marmaduke Vickery listed on the 1762 census at Rowan Co., NC

    9 Oct 1765 Marmaduke Vickery was commissioned to lay out a road from Center Meeting House to join one leading to Cape Fear on 9 Oct 1765.

    1768 Marmaduke Vickery listed on the 1768 census at Rowan Co., NC

    16 May 1771 Marmaduke Vickery fought at the Battle of Alamance, the final battle of the War of Regulation, in Col Dugan's Regt, Capt Gray and Capt Gillespie's Co. [May not be our Marmaduke; could be his nephew Marmaduke Vickery] [On file at the War Department Adjutant General's Office, Washington, DC in the list of soldiers in American Revolution is: "Marmaduke Vickery I enlisted in 1782 for 18 months service in the American Revolution" [DAR # 728052; DAR# 785466; DAR# 530544-A457; SAR#89286]

    1779 Marmaduke Vickery listed in Randolph Co, NC Census record

    1780s Marmaduke Vickery gave patriotic service at Randolph Co., NC. [DAR Proven # A118694 SERVICE: NORTH CAROLINA Service Source: NC Rev War Pay Vouchers, #60, Roll #S.115.131; Furnished Supplies for the Army. Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE

    15 Mar 1781 Marmaduke Vickery fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse; captured by the British; they were put in chains by the British but were later paroled after signing allegiance to the king. Although about 64 years old, he too served as a volunteer Pvt. in the Revolution, 1779-80, under Capt. Gray and Capt. Gillespie in Col. Dugan's Regt. [May not be our Marmaduke; could be his nephew Marmaduke Vickery]

    1787 Marmaduke Vickery wrote his will [NC Will Abstracts: 1785 VICKERY, MARMADUKE, wife Elizabeth; Sampson, Marmaduke, sons.

    25 Dec 1787 A Deed Of Gift from Marmaduke Vickory Senior to his living grandson Marmaduke Vickery eldest son of John Vickery. ("Last Will and Testament of Marmaduke Vickery")

    26 Dec 1787 Marmaduke Vickery died (age 72) at Randolph, NC; buried in Timber Ridge Cemetery at Level Cross, Randolph County, North Carolina

    26 Dec 1787 Elizabeth NATION died (age 68) at Randolph, NC; buried at Timber Ridge Cemetery at Level Cross, Randolph County, North Carolina

    Dec 1788 Marmaduke Vickery will proven at Randolph County, Asheboro, North Carolina bequeathed his property to his wife, their youngest son Samson, mentioning a Deed of Gift to a grandson Marmaduke Jr.: Last Will of Marmaduke Vickory Senr of Randolph Co, NC ~ I give unto my well beloved wife ELIZABETH VICKORY the full possession of my dwelling house with all my household furnishings, goods & furniture during her natural life and at her decease to be disposed of in manner and form following: I give to my beloved son SAMSON VICKORY all my lands and tenements except that part conveyed to my grandson Marmaduke Vickory Junr by deed of Gift bearing date Dec 25, 1787. I give to my son SAMSON VICKREY all my personal estate of every kind, quality and specie to be possessed by him at my decease and at the decease of my wife ELIZABETH VICKORY to him possession of my dwelling house with all the household furniture...I do appoint said SAMPSON VICKORY and him alone to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have let my hand and seal this twenty-sixth day of December and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven
    . Marmaduke (his mark MV) Vickory Wit: Christopher Vickory, Marmaduke Vickory [Randolph Co., NC, Wills & Estates, Book 1, pp. 66-67]

    1800 Federal Census for Morgan, Buncombe, NC lists Marmaduke Vickery with 4 males <10; 2 males 10-15; 1 male 26-44; 3 females <10; 1 female 26-44 (doc) [probably John’s son, Marmaduke’s grandson]

    10 Sep 1859 Marmaduke Vickey listed on US Land Office records for 80 ac at Iron, Missouri, meridian 5thPM, Township 33-N, Range 3-E, Section 33; Accession #M04030-.301 in the Jackson MO Land Office, document #26403 & 25761[probably John’s son, Marmaduke’s grandson]

    Marmaduke Vickery was born about 1715 in Dorchester County, Maryland, and and died at the end of 1787 or early 1788 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He lived through some very challenging times (French and Indian War, Revolutionary War) and in several different places, so his life is worthy of a review. However, once again it appears that there were at least two and probably three Marmaduke Vickery's, and their records are all jumbled up. Marmaduke Senior had a son named Marmaduke and possibly a nephew also.
    Marmaduke was born to Hezekiah Vickery and Merci Holland, or at least, that's what most of the online trees say. In my limited research, I have found no documentation of that fact, but it does appear likely. He was one of at least six children born to this couple, but he didn't stay long in Maryland. He left, apparently with his parents, to move to Virginia, variously listed as Orange County, Augusta County, and Clarke County. His father is listed as having died in Orange County. 
    Marmaduke married Elizabeth Nation, daughter of John Nation and Bethia Robins, about 1734. Sometime about 1755, Marmaduke and his family moved on to Rowan County, North Carolina, where he can be found on a tax list for 1759. Marmaduke and Elizabeth are believed to have had at least 11 children, born between 1735 and 1757, so they would have arrived in Rowan County with quite a large family. They likely moved for economic reasons, and they may have been seeking cheap land, which was still available at the time. He owned a large tract of land in St Luke's Parish, Randolph County, and was a farmer.
     If this is the same Marmaduke, he loved horse racing. Traces of his plantation were still visible 100 years later, showing a house, barn, loom house, blacksmith shop, spring house, and grist mill. This would have been quite an accomplishment for a man who started out life being called "Duke" or even "Dewkey". 
    He is recognized as a Patriot by the DAR because of goods he contributed to the American cause. There was a nephew Marmaduke was involved in the Regulator's Rebellion of 1771, and three of his sons were in the 10th NC Regiment, so it is likely that most of the family were at least patriot sympathizers, even if they didn't fight. Our Marmaduke would have been over 60 by the time of the Revolutionary War, so contributing horses and provisions was the best he had to offer the country.
    Marmaduke wrote his will on December 26, 1787, and it was probated in 1788, but his exact date of death isn't known. His inventory consisted of one hundred acres of land, one home, one mare, 5 head of catter, 2 beds and furniture, one cupboard, 1 table, 2 pots, 1 oven, 1 ax, 1 hoe, 1 par horse chains, 1 log chain, 1 skillet, 2 iron pots, a rocker, one pair ice tongs, 2 pails, 1 churn, 1 spinning wheel, 1 drawing knife, other knifes and forks, 1 trunk, 1 pickling tub, and one or more illegible items. Either he had downsized from the type of life suggested by the horse racing owner of several buildings and enterprises, or our Marmaduke led a quieter life. He left everything to his wife and youngest son, which could indicate that his older sons and daughters had already been given their "share" during their lifetimes. I'd love to see more research done on his land holdings and what happened to them. 
    Marmaduke is buried at Timber Ridge Church Cemetery near Deep River, Randolph County, NC. Find a grave indicates that this cemetery is deep in the woods and is overgrown. It is apparently right next to the Richard Petty museum, which is fitting because Richard Petty is noted to be one of his descendants.