William Ridge Estate Records: Tory Combs and Allied Families of Surry and Wilkes County, North Carolina


The settlers in the mountain area of Surry and Wilkes County were of divided loyalty during the War of Rebellion.  Many served on the Loyalist (Tory) side, in local militia units. Below are records of William Ridge who married Winnefred Combs, daughter of Mason Combs, Sr of Surry County, North Carolina.  William died at the battle of The Hanging Rock, South Carolina, in the Loyalist Militia in 1780.  His personal and real assets were hidden by family to avoid the consequences of the Confiscation Acts, which then triggered many and lengthy legal battles to settle his estate.  There is much genealogical information on the COMBS, RIDGE, STACY, ALLEN and allied families.
 

Index to Biographies And Documents

Primary Individual 

Associated Surnames

ALLEN, David ,1802 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee.

Allen, Cody,  Fielder, Lewis, Martin, Ridge, Stacy

ALLEN, Winnifred Combs Ridge, widow of William Ridge (Tory); 1785 & 1792 response to court actions, from Surry County, North Carolina; 1781 Bill of Sale for Sal & Nan; 1783 Letters of Administration to Winneford Ridge of the estate of William Ridge; 1809 Court of Equity notice to Winnifred and Nathan Allen for accounting for administration of the estate of William Ridge and for accounting for the Guardianship of the orphans. updated 10/05/13

Allen, Armstrong, Cloud, Cook, Fielder, Haines, Lewis, Martin, Ridge

ARMSTRONG, Martin, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee. General Martin Armstrong of Surry County, North Carolina Militia, and from 1784-1794 in charge of the land office in Nashville, Davidson Co., North Carolina (Tennessee) for Revolutionary War bounty land claims.

Cloud, Cook, Haines, Lewis, Ridge

BACON, Isabel, 1804 Deposition, of Hawkins County, Tennessee 

Allen, Bradley, Cloud, Cody, Combs, Cook, Goins, Haines, Lewis,  Martin, Ridge, Roundtree, Stacy

BACON, Michael, 1804 Deposition, of Hawkins County, Tennessee 
updated 9/9/12

Allen, Bradley, Cody, Combs, Cook, Haines, Lewis, Ridge, Stacy

BALDWIN, Hannah, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee, daughter of Zenos Baldwin.

Bradley, Cody, Combs, Edmondson, Haines, Lewis, Ridge

BALDWIN, Zenos, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee, one of the securities for the Guardians of the Ridge Orphans

Ayres, Childress, Combs, Lewis, Martin, Ridge

BENGE, Obadiah Martin , 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee 

Ayers, Bradley, Cody, Combs, Benge, Martin

BRADLEY, Francis, Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, murdered 1780 in Mecklenburg County, by Godfrey Ridge, Jeremiah Combs and Abiram Combs, Tories. updated 9/23/01

Bacon, Baldwin, Benge, Bradley, Cody, Combs, Doherty, Fielder, Griffin, Harness, Jones, Lewis, Martin, McCombs, McConnall, Price, Ray, Ridge, Stacy

CARTER, Daniel, 1804 Deposition, of Greene County, Tennessee, formerly of Capt. Salathiel Martin's Company, Surry County, North Carolina 

Cook, Goins, Haines, Harden, Lewis, Martin, Ridge

CHILDRESS, John, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee, formerly Justice of the Peace in Surry County, North Carolina new 9/9/12Allen, Lewis, Ridge

COOK, William, Esquire, Response to Bill of Complaint, October 1792. Guardian of Ridge Orphans. His daughter, Mary Cook, married Capt. Salathiel Martin. 

Allen, Baldwin, Haines, Lewis, Ridge

COOK, William, Esquire, William Ridge Estate Records, 1785, Surry County North Carolina including Account Ledger of William Cook (1786-1791); report of a committee to settle the estate (1786); Declaration of lawsuit (1788) ; 1791 court motion to settle appeal with William T. Lewis Jr. updated 10/05/13

Allen, Ayers, Burch, Cloud, Combs, Cook, Fielder, Gaines, Haines, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, McFee, Lewis; Meredith, Mosely, Murphy, Ray, Sharp, Silbey, Todd

DOHERTY, James, 1808 Deposition, Robertson County, Tennessee 

Bradley, Price, Ridge

FIELDER, Elizabeth, 1800 Deposition, Davidson County, Tennessee. Sister of William Terrell Lewis, Jr., first wife of John Benge, and second wife of John Fielder, Sr. updated 9/23/01

Ayers, Cody, Combs, Cook, Edmonson, Fielder, Goins, Haines, Lewis, Ridge, Stacy

FIELDER, John, Jr., Captain, of Surry County, North Carolina and Wilkes, Green, Baldwin and Walton Counties, Georgia. John married Nancy Ridge, daughter of William Ridge. John's brother, James Fielder, married Sally Benge, daughter of Elizabeth Lewis Benge Fielder.

Benge, Fielder, Hawkins, Lewis, McConnell, Patrick, Ridge, 

FIELDER, John, Senior, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee. Husband of Elizabeth Fielder, cousin of Captain John Fielder, Jr (husband of Nancy Ridge).

Cody, Combs, Fielder, Haines, Lewis, Ridge, Thompson

FREEMAN, James, 1789 Deposition, Wilkes County, Georgia. Captain of a company of Surry County, North Carolina Militia. Mentions the Iron Works in Surry County

Haines, Lewis, Ridge

GENTRY, Claiborne, 1802 Deposition, Davidson County, Tennessee. Soldier in the command of William T. Lewis Jr. from Surry County, North Carolina

Haines, Lewis, Ridge

GORDON, Alexander, 1802 Deposition, Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Captain Gordon identified Zachariah Ray of Surry County as the overseer of William T. Lewis, Jr's. plantation in 1780.

Ayres, Fielder, Haines, Lewis, Ray, Ridge

HAINES, Jonathan, and William Cook, of Surry County, North Carolina, 1786,1788 &1792 Bills of Complaint to Court of Equity, Salisbury District, against William T. Lewis, Jr. and William Cook, Esq. He married Mary, widow of David Martin, and mother of Capt. Salathiel Martin. Included are subpoenaes to Isham Thompson and Silvanus Pipes. updated 9/23/01

Ayres, Allen, Baldwin, Combs, Cook, Fielder, Lewis, Pipes, Ridge, Thompson

HARNESS, John, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee
updated 9/9/12

Cody, Combs, Edmonson, Fielder, Jarvis, Lewis, Ridge

JONES, John, 1804 Deposition, of Jefferson County, Tennessee 

Ayres, Bradley, Cloud, Cody, Combs, Cook, Fielder, Haines, Lewis, Ridge, Stacy

JONES, Patience, 1804 Deposition, of Jefferson County, Tennessee

Allen, Ayres, Bradley, Bryan, Cloud, Cody, Combs, Haines,  Lewis, MacAffee, Ridge

LEWIS, James Martin, 1801 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee. Lieut. James Martin Lewis was the brother of William Terrell Lewis, Jr.

Allen, Benge, Burch, Cloud, Combs, Cook, Crutchfield, Fielder, Goins, Haines, Howard, Hunter, Lewis, Martin, McConnell, Meredith, Ray, Ridge, Stacy, Wilburn, Waller

LEWIS, Joel, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee. Capt. Joel Lewis, herein stated that he was the brother of William Terrell Lewis, Jr., was also a signer of the Tennessee Constitution.

Armstrong, Bradley, Cloud, Cody, Combs, Cook, Fielder, Haines, Lewis, Ray, Ridge

LEWIS, William Terrell, Jr, 1792 Response to Complaint of Jonathan Haines to the Court of Equity, Salisbury District. He was a Major in the Militia & Justice of the Peace, from Surry County and land speculator.

Ayres, Allen, Cook, Fielder, Haines, Ridge

LEWIS, William Terrell, Jr,1796-1808, Notices to Jonathan Haines for location and date of deposing witnesses in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. Also includes one notice from Jonathan Haines toWilliam T. Lewis for deposing witnesses. updated 9/23/01

Allen, Armstrong, Ayres, Bacon, Baldwin, Benge, Betz, Brooks, Bruner, Carter, Chambers, Chisum, Coffee, Crutchfield, Davis, Dickey, Fielder, Freeman, Gentry, Gordon, Grant, Hardin, Harvey, Henderson, Howard, Johnston, Jones, Ladd, Lee, Lester, Lewis, Locke, Lyerley, Martin, McConnell, Montgomery, Parks, Pruett, Renfrow, Russell, Selby, Silvey, Tait

MARTIN, Salathiel, 1806 Deposition, of Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was a Captain in the Surry County, North Carolina Militia, and son of David and Mary Martin. Mary Martin married Jonathan Haines after David Martin's death. 

Allen, Bacon, Bradley, Cody, Combs, Cook, Davis, Fielder, Goings, Haines, Henderson, Jarvis, Ridge, Riggs, Roberts, Stacy

McCONNELL, Anna, 1800 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee. Sister of William T. Lewis, Jr., and wife of John P. McConnell.

Bradley, Cody, Combs, Goings, Haines, Lewis, Ridge

McCONNELL, John P., 1800 Deposition, Davidson County, Tennessee. He stated he came to North Carolina from Virginia in 1785.

Allen, Ayres, Combs, Cook, Haines, Fielder, Goings, Lewis, Ridge 

McCONNELL, John P., 1804 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee. He was the brother-in-law of William Terrell Lewis Jr.updated 9/9/12

Allen, Armstrong, Bradley, Cody, Combs, Cook,  Davis, Fielder, Goins, Haines, Henderson, Jervis, Lewis, Martin, McGee, Ridge, Riggs, Stacy

McGEE, Thomas (aka Thomas Ridge), 1804 Deposition, of Davidson County, Tennessee. updated 9/23/01

Allen, Burch, Cody, Combs, Cook, Fielder, Goins, Haines, Lewis, Martin, Stacy

McGEE, Thomas (aka Thomas Ridge), half-brother to William Ridge. 1790 State Legislative Action; Dunmore War; summary of Revolutionary War activities and pension application from Humphreys County, Tennessee updated 12/04/11

Cook, Haines, Lewis, McConnell, Ridge

PHILIPS, Burrell, 1804 Deposition, Davidson County, Tennessee. Proof that Thomas Ridge aka Thomas Ridge McGee was the same man as Revolutionary War soldier Thomas McGee of Humphreys County, Tennessee. updated 9/23/01

Haines, Lewis, McGee, Ridge

PHILIPS, Joseph, 1801 Deposition, Robertson County, Tennessee. Joseph Philips was a Colonel in the North Carolina Militia. 

Cody, Combs, Cook, Haines, Hardin, Lewis, Ray, Ridge, Russell

PHILLIPS, Merrill, 1804 Deposition, Davidson County, Tennessee. 

Haines, Lewis, McGee, Ridge

PIPES, John,  and William N. COOK, 1792 Response to Bill of Complaint, Salisbury District, North Carolina, securities for the Guardians of the Ridge Orphans 

Allen, Baldwin, Combs, Lewis, Thompson

RIDGE, Elizabeth, Mary, Seth, William & Thomas, orphans of William Ridge; 1785 Guardian Bond to Nathan Allen, husband of Winnefred Combs Ridge, mother of William Ridge's orphans.

Allen, Baldwin, Burch, Combs, Cook, Haines, Lewis, Pipes, Ridge, Spears, Thompson, Winston

RUSSELL, David, 1790 Deposition, Green County, Tennessee and 1802 Jefferson County, Tennessee. Gives ages for slaves Sal & Nan and said they were mullato. updated 9/9/12

Cook, Haines, Hardin, Lewis, Ridge

SHARP, Mary, daughter of Zenos Baldwin, 1796 & 1800 Depositions, Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio

Cook, Haines, Lewis, Ridge

SPENCE, David, 1801 Deposition, Robertson County, Tennessee. He identified John Goins as a brother-in-law of William Ridge

Cody, Combs, Goins, Haines, Lewis, Martin, Ridge

SPENCE, Peter, 1802 Deposition, Davidson County, Tennessee. Captain Spence declares that the father of William Terrell Lewis Jr was Maj. Lewis of Wilkes County, North Carolina. 

Cloud, Cody, Combs, Fielder, Goings, Haines, Lewis, Martin, Ridge, Stacy

WEATHERSPOON, Captain John, 1796 Deposition, State of Tennessee, Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio 

Baldwin, Childers, Haines, Lewis, McConnall

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