Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Rev. Elijah JEFFCOAT and Jerushia McCover HOOVER and Elizabeth Jane MCADAMS

1. Elijah JEFFCOAT (Rev.), born 11 Mar 1782 in Lexington, South Carolina; died 23 Sep 1857 in Pike County, Alabama; buried in Campground Methodist Cemetery, Portsburg, Crenshaw County, Alabama, son of Samuel JEFFCOAT and Zelphir [---]. He married (1) in 1805 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina Jerushia McCover HOOVER, born abt 1785 in Swansea, Lexington Co., South Carolina; died 7 Jan 1818 in Swansea, Lexington Co., South Carolina, daughter of John McCover HOOVER and Mary RUMPH; (2) in Sep 1818 in Lexington County, South Carolina Elizabeth Jane MCADAMS, born 11 Mar 1801; died 23 May 1883 in Collin County, Texas; buried in Snow Hill Cemetery, Collin County, Texas, daughter of Thomas MCADAMS.

Notes for Rev. Elijah JEFFCOAT: This couple migrated to Alabama ca. 1846. REF: SC Indians Indian Traders and other ethnic connections beginning in 1670 by Theresa M. Hicks, 1998. Enumeration of Indians - a good example of this is the Hoover / Martin / Jeffcoat families of Lexington County, South Carolina. John Hoover (1750/60 - 1832) was enumerated as White. Elijah Jeffcoat was listed in 1800 as non-White. Jeffcoat's wife was John Hoover's daughter, Jerusha. The Martin family is sometimes listed as White and sometimes as non-White. John Hoover's second wife was the widow of John J. Martin. The issue is further complicated by the fact that some of the Hoover children also went by the name of Martin. Sometimes the status of the husband seems to change from White to non-White depending on the status of the wife. pg. 331.

Notes for Jerushia McCover HOOVER: A Creek Indian from the Wind Clan.

Notes for Elizabeth Jane MCADAMS: Snow Hill cemetery, between Farmersville and Blue Ridge, Collin County, Texas.

Children of Elijah JEFFCOAT and Jerushia McCover HOOVER were as follows:

a. Wiley Johnson JEFFCOAT, born 10 Dec 1806 in Swansea, Lexington Co., South Carolina; died 18 Jul 1872. He married on 22 Apr 1830 Mariah Elizabeth MARTIN, born 20 Feb 1809; died 1872.

Notes for Mariah Elizabeth MARTIN: Living with Joseph Hoover (1850 census) and having sons James and Derril Martin. On death certificate of James Hoover, father listed as Johnson Jeffcoat and his mother as Eliza Hoover.

b. Jerusha JEFFCOAT, born 1810 in Swansea, Lexington Co., South Carolina; died 13 Aug 1895 in Gaston, Lexington Co., South Carolina. She married in 1831 in Lexington County, South Carolina Richard Benjamin STURKIE, born 4 Jan 1809 in Gaston, Lexington Co., South Carolina; died 18 Jan 1882 in Gaston, Lexington Co., South Carolina, son of John Caspar STURKIE and Martha Ann RICKENBACKER.

c. Martha Ann JEFFCOAT, born 8 May 1813 in Swansea, Lexington Co., South Carolina; died 12 Feb 1890 in Lexington County, South Carolina. She married (1) in 1827 William Oliver MARTIN, died Nov 1839; (2) in 1844 Mark Gabriel STURKIE, born in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 1852 in Lexington County, South Carolina, son of John Caspar STURKIE and Martha Ann RICKENBACKER.

d. Joshua Allen JEFFCOAT, born 10 May 1812 in Lexington, South Carolina; died 6 Jul 1865; buried in Ebenezer Meth. Cem., North, Orangeburg Co., South Carolina. He married abt 1842 in Lexington County, South Carolina Marcellia Martha JEFFCOAT, born 19 Sep 1819 in Lexington, South Carolina; died 22 Sep 1856 in Lexington County, South Carolina, daughter of John Benjamin JEFFCOAT (SR) and Mary Ann AMAKER.

Notes for Joshua Allen JEFFCOAT: The 1860 census states Joshua was a farmer with real estate valued at $5,000 and personal property at $10,000.

e. Harriet JEFFCOAT, born 15 Mar 1815 in Swansea, Lexington Co., South Carolina; died 10 Jan 1879 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. She married abt 1830 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina Jacob AMAKER, born 5 Apr 1805 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died 10 Mar 1891 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, son of John AMAKER and Delilah WALKER.

Notes for Jacob AMAKER: The 1850 census lists Jacob's occupation as a farmer. His real estate valued at $1,500, Twelve members were in his househld and he had 4 slaves. He lived between Santee and Edisto, North of Belleville Road, Orangeburg county, SC. Emphraim lived with them, age 43, laborer. Census 1860, 1880.

f. Mary Tally JEFFCOAT, born 1816 in Swansea, Lexington Co., South Carolina. She married John AMAKER, born 1806 in Knotts Mill, Orangeburg Co., South Carolina, son of John AMAKER and Delilah WALKER.

Children of Elijah JEFFCOAT and Elizabeth Jane MCADAMS were as follows:

g. Thomas Duff JEFFCOAT, born 25 Jun 1819 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 24 Mar 1870 in Pike County, Alabama; buried in Campground Meth., Portsburg, Crenshaw Co., Alabama. He married (1) on 1 Dec 1842 Sarah Pharby CRIM; (2) on 17 Dec 1857 in Pike County, Alabama Mary Ann DAVIS, born 1832; died 1898.

h. atience Sarah Ann JEFFCOAT, born 21 Feb 1821 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 11 Jun 1851. She married Henry JEFFCOAT.

i. Elizabeth M. JEFFCOAT, born 15 Feb 1823; died 11 Jun 1851. She married Henry WILLIAMSON.

j. Elijah Gaines JEFFCOAT, born 19 Jan 1825 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 14 Aug 1911 in Lexington County, South Carolina. He married on 19 Sep 1846 Jane L. JACKSON.

k. Charity S. JEFFCOAT, born 19 Jan 1827 in Lexington County, South Carolina. She married George WILLIAMSON.

l. Orry Jane JEFFCOAT, born 20 Jan 1829 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 21 May 1905. She married Vandy Vastine Richard JEFFCOAT, born 1831 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died abt 1890, son of John Benjamin JEFFCOAT (SR) and Mary Ann AMAKER.

Notes for Orry Jane JEFFCOAT: Vandy and Orry lived with Elijah and Elizabeth according to the 1850 census.

m. Rachel Ellender JEFFCOAT, born 25 Apr 1830. She married Thomas AXEN.

n. Benjamin Capers JEFFCOAT, born 30 Dec 1832 in Lexington County, South Carolina. He married Rachel AMAKER, born 1816 in Knotts Mill, Orangeburg Co., South Carolina, daughter of John AMAKER and Delilah WALKER.

o. George Urvin Richardson JEFFCOAT, born 16 Oct 1834 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 17 Mar 1918 in Collin County, Texas. He married on 19 Apr 1856 in Pike County, Alabama Sarah Ann M. MCADAMS, born 20 Aug 1837 in Pike County, Alabama; died 3 Jan 1913 in Blue Ridge, Texas. Moved to Pike Co., AL in 1849 and then to Texas in 1867.

p. James Jasper JEFFCOAT, born 10 Oct 1836 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 24 Aug 1915 in Walker County, Texas. He married on 8 Feb 1858 in Pike County, Alabama Martha Ann JEFFCOAT, born 1837, daughter of Henry JEFFCOAT and Malinda WYATT.

q. Margaret M. JEFFCOAT, born 18 Apr 1838 in Lexington County, South Carolina. She married Samuel A. JEFFCOAT, born 1834.

r. Samuel Morgan JEFFCOAT, born 13 Jun 1840 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 29 Dec 1910 in DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas. He married on 14 Feb 1860 Rebecca WYROSDICK, born 31 Jan 1846 in Alabama; died 21 Aug 1914 in Sevier County, Arkansas, daughter of Alexander Zimmerman WYROSDICK and Sarah TIPPET. Moved to Collin County, TX after the Civil War but on a trip to SC, Rebecca became sick and they homestead land near DeQueen, Sevier County, Arkansas. Land records reflects a purchase of 160 acres on 4 Aug 1891. He donated the land that Mt. Ida cemetery, Sevier County, Arkansas is located.

s. William Simon JEFFCOAT, born 25 Mar 1842 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 6 Dec 1927.

t. Temperance Pherely JEFFCOAT, born 14 Feb 1844; died 3 Jan 1911. She married James NELSON.

u. Robert Ransom Ravenell JEFFCOAT, born 4 Nov 1846 in Alabama; died 27 Sep 1927 in Ackerly, Dawson Co., Texas. He married on 26 Oct 1866 Sarah A. Francis CLEMENTS, died 28 Jun 1902 in Collin County, Texas.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 22 Feb 2000.


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