b. 19 Jan. 1752 d. 30 Sept 1808, probably in Natchez, Adams Co, MS
Hollaway m. c1784
b. 1 Mar 1750-52 Culpepper Co., VA#
d. 31 Aug 1817 Baton Rouge, LA
her 1m.John Holloway
her father - James Taylor White
mother - Elizabeth Powe
|children w/ John Stilley|
|Lee Paul Reuben Stille*||b. 9 May 1784 Natchez, Adams Co, MS||d. c1820, Claiborne Co, MS||(twin)m. Mary Polly Clark (b.c1790, Claiborne Co, MS- d.c1820, Claiborne Co, MS), dau. of Gibson CLARK and Susannah PHILLIPS|
|Maria Sally "Sarah" Stille*||b. 9 May 1784 Natchez, Adams Co, MS||d.||(twin) m. George B. WATSON|
|Michael Lamport Stille*
("Miguel" in Spanish records)
|b. 22 Nov 1786||d. 19 Jun 1823 St. Helena Par., LA||m. Delilah Starnes (b. 3 Jul 1789)
Frederick Starnes is security on several documents for her
1738 - Elizabeth is born to James Taylor White and Elizabeth Powe of Culpepper Co., VA. [ White, Gifford. James Taylor White of Virginia, p. 3]
We still do not know if Elizabeth may have known John Stillee in South Carolina but the records exit that present some questions of prior knowledge of a John Stiles in the same region that her father James T. White had lived.
1781, Oct. - John Holloway is killed by Indians. His wife, Elizabeth survives with the six minor children. [McBee, May Wilson, Natchez Court Records, Genealogical Pub. 1953]
Elizabeth inherits very little in terms of valuable goods after the death of John Holloway. Some of the items included a pair of sheets, a few dishes, some carpenter's tools, a few sows, and four slaves: "Samuel, of the Angola nation, aged about 50 years, appraised to $50; Sarah, a native of Barbados, aged about 30, " and two girls, 8 and 10 years of age born in South Carolina both valued at $200 each. The slaves total value of $650 with the other goods for $183. [Inventory Conveyence, Records of Natchez, MS. Book A, Nov., 1781, p 304]
1782- Elizabeth marries again to John Stillee in Natchez Territory. John may be the same John Stiles that had land in Craven Co., SC. near James T. White [Patent Land Survey,Index of Land Acquisitions 1770-1870,]
Elizabeth gives testimony in several different court cases in the Natchez Postscripts. Note the differing spelling of William Dewitt and John Stilly. [Wills, Carol. Natchez Postscripts 1781-1798,]
p. 51 Elizabeth Raby
certifies that she heard Mr William Duett say he had never given
anything to his wife or children. 4 Feb. 1785. Witness: John Bernett.
Elizabeth Raby is Elizabeth Stillee' s oldest child with John Hollaway now married to Cady Raby.
John Lovelace deposes that last September Wm Dewitt sent for him to make Deed/Gift of all his negroes to his wife and children, giving the name of Justice/Peace John Sumter, desiring to antedate sd writing 1st writing 1st January 1781, which Lovelace did. Natchez, 6 March 1785, Witnesses: William Smith, Janes Armstrong, Estevan Minor
North Carolina, Burk County. Deed of Gift, William DeWitt to Catharine White: Negroes Ben, Filis, Jinny, and Mary; to my daughter Catherine Dewitt Negroes Febe and Sambo June. To my son Jesse Negroes Cuffey, Stephen, Eudgo, Manday, James, Dol and Lammenton; to my daughter Martha Negroes Filis and her child, and Jupiter. 1 January 1781. Witness: John White, Benjamin White, Joseph White, Thomas White
p. 52 John Still Lee certifies that Wm Dewitt asked John White and wife to go to New Orleans to testify that deed/gift to wife and children was just. White asked Commandant for a passport, but was required first to pay his debts. White asked John Still Lee to be security for money owed Alex. Moore; he would repay because Wm. DeWitt would pay White upwards of 100 Dollars for his trouble.
p. 125 To end the affairs of John Stilles, absconded, three persons who have not had yet any connections which might hinder them in settleing difficulties arising between interested parties, James Kirk, Peter Walker, Eben Wilkens are to examine books and accounts of John Stilles, hear witness, take oaths, and determine every particular in litigation. to defend the absent part, George Fitzgerald. Debtors mentions in Stilles' books must present themselves before the gentlemen, who will meet in Mr. Voushere's house every weekday except Saturday to begin Monday the 21st of this month until the 1st of June inclusive. May 1787. Carlos de Grand Pre.
p. 144-145 John Still Lee and Elizabeth Still Lee, Natchez, for $600 Pd by John Girault, Natchez, sell Negro Bella age about 26 yrs, American born, and her child, Rose, about 2 1/2 years. Ack. before Stephen Minor, Gov. Pro Tem. 5 Dec. 1798. John Still Lee. Elizabeth W. Still Lee. Witness: William Moss, Thomas Tyler. 6 Dec. 1797. ack. before Estavan Minor in presence of William Vousdan and Windsor Pipes [Wills, Carol. Natchez Postscripts 1781-1798,]
" (The same day) solemn baptism of Miguel Washington, born the 3rd of September 1786 " ]
" All are legitimate children of John Stilly Lee and Elizabeth (Isabel) White protestants, natives of America and inhabitants of the Tombigbee River in this district. Witnessed by Canano Cantananes, Secristan. Sr. Miguel Lamport" [photocopy in Spanish, p 113, Catholic Church Archives, Mobile., AL, 1788]
The record in Spanish is recorded to "Juan Hillery Lee," I assume this to be a misprint or mistranscription. It is interesting to note that Michael Stillee is referred to as Miguel Washington here but afterward and in the Stilley bible he is referred to as Michael Lamport Stilley. I still don't know what other connection there may be to the Lamport family.
John Stilley had gone
into a partnership business with several other individual but went
bankrupt. After this their property was seized to satisfy a debt, John
Stilley and Elizabeth moved to the Tombigbee River. [Holloway,
Lisabeth. "Four Generations of Holloways"]
1804 - p.537. Claim No. 529. 18 Mch, 1804. Jesse Edwards, of Claiborne Co., to John Stillee, for $300, in hand paid, 640 acres on Road leading through teh Wilderness from the Grindstone Ford at the forks of Big Black and the Wilderness Roads, which land I settled and cultivated in 1797 and am thereby entitled to a donation of 640 acres. Jesse (x) Edwards. Wit: Rd. Claiborn, W. B. Shields. // File. Claimant, John Still Lee, 9 Mch. 1804. Wit: James Holloway, 21 Aug. 1804. Notation: Davenport Wiseman, Thomas F _________, and Sarah Edwards, June 12, 1806. Certif. D-251, issued 8 Apr. 1807. [Natchez Rec., Book B Land Claims, p. 399]
1808- Sept 30 - John
Stillee was ill from at least the 27th of Sept through the 30th. On the
last day E. H. James the doctor or pharmacists who made house calls and
gave medication. John dies apparently on the 30th after he is given a
tincture of opium. The doctor submits a bill for $23 to the estate.
Paid by March of 1811. [photocopy from John Stilly]
"The estate of John Stilly" is billed for a coffin at $8 by Edwards Hinds. Bill is paid by Reuben Stilly on the same day. [photocopy from John Stilly]
1811, Dec. 23. -
Elizabeth Stilly gave to "James Holloway my son and the son of John
Holloway discd. and one of his heirs for whom I have been guardian", a
negro woman Lucey and her two children Jeffry and Isaac, for $200 dur
her as guardian of James in 1800, which said negro woman and children
"do of right belong to said James Holloway as son and heir of John
Holloway." [St. Helena Parish, Louisiana,
Conveyance Book B Term of Parish Judge Audley L. Osborne]
1817, Aug. 30
In a letter written by L. Brown to Mrs. Elizabeth Stilly who is then in the Highlands of Baton Rouge.
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