of Pitt County, North Carolina
thru his son Willis,
Edgecombe County, North Carolina
34 descendants of Willis
Fleming, son of David Fleming,
and their spouses, correcting and supplanting all previous versions.
In One Part
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Generation No. 1
W1. WILLIS3 FLEMING (David2, John1) was born on June 26, 1792 in Pitt County, North Carolina, according to the family bible of his father, David Fleming, that perhaps once was in the possession of Mrs. Donald A. Schafer, Jr. of Canoga Park, California. He died November 27, 1855 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Willis married Sarah Little on December 22, 1814, daughter of Jesse Little and Frances Dinkins. Sallie was born December 23, 1795, and died October 18, 1873 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Will of Willis Fleming
From Abstracts of Wills, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1824-1857, v. 3, by David B. Gammon, p. 39:
Written: April 9, 1850
Probated: February, 1855
Wife, Sarah Fleming life estate in one-third of my lands and also Negroes Jim, Milly, Esther and Mary. Wife life estate in Negroes Old Simon, Charlotty, Will and Edy.
Friend John Norfleet Negro Aaron in trust for the use of my daughter Arcena L. Skinner (wife of Andrew Skinner), to be free from the control of her said husband.
Friend John Norfleet land in Halifax County adj. Burrell Dunn and Jesse Powell containing 226 acres, Negro Sumner for the use of my daughter-in-law Nancy Ann Fleming (wife of my son Jesse L. Fleming), free from the control of her husband, for their joint lives, with reversion to their children.
Friend John Norfleet Negro Bethany in trust for the use of my daughter Zilla Ann Peel (wife of Henry W. Peel), to be free from the control of her said husband ... Son Frederick D. L. Fleming Negro Luke and a bed ... Son Ninian B. Fleming Negroes Esther and Mary at my wifes death ... Daughter Sally Ann F. Fleming Negro Moley.
At my wifes death or marriage, all lands loaned her shall fall to my sons Frederick and Ninian.
Ex. Frederick D. Little and William Thigpen
Wit. William H. Hines, John A. Vines
Signed: November 4, 1854
Son Frederick Negroes Simon and his wife Charlotte after my wifes death ... To Sarah A.F.E. Fleming Negro Milly after my wifes death ... Son Frederick 100 acres which I bought of Isaac Scarborough adj. another tract belonging to my son Frederick.
To John Norfleet Negro John to be held in trust for the use of Nancy Ann Fleming (wife of my son Jesse L. Fleming) during their joint lives with reversion to their children ... John Norfleet, as trustee for my daughter Zillah A.M. Peel, shall dispose of Negro Bethana as needed.
Wit. J.D. Rountree, George Howard, Jr.
Will of Sarah Little
From Abstracts of Wills, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1858-1910, v. 4, 1994, by David B. Gammon, p. 50:
Written: December 1, 1871
Probated: October, 1873
leave my daughter Sally Ann Braddy one years provisions for herself and her family. Residue of property to be sold and proceeds divided equally among my children: Arsina L. Skinner, Jesse L. Fleming, and Sally Ann Braddy; and my grandchildren: B. A. Fleming, A.A.L. Fleming, G. E. Owens (formerly G. E. Fleming) and F. D. M. Fleming, all the children of my decd son, F.D.L. Fleming.
Wit. Redmund R. Dupree, Bennet P. Pitt
W2i. Arcena Levina4 Fleming, born November 15, 1815; died June 6, 1874. She married Andrew J. Skinner on March 29, 1841 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, according to Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1760 - 1868, p. 25.
W3ii. Jesse Little Fleming, of whom below, born September 11, 1817.
W4iii. Zilla Ann Matilda Fleming was born on December 30, 1819. She married Henry W. Peel on January 20, 1845 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina according to Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1760 - 1868, p. 25. She possibly died before 1871 as she was mentioned in the codicil to her fathers will written in 1854 but not in her mothers will written in 1871.
W5iv. David Patton Fleming, born October 18, 1822. He probably died before 1850, when the will of his father was written as he is not mentioned in it.
W6v. Frederick Dinkins Little Fleming, of whom below, born November 19, 1827; died September 7, 1855 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
W7vi. Ninnian Bunyan Fleming was born March 21, 1830; married Sarah C. Little on February 28, 1855, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina; and died just five months later, in Edgecombe County, on August 1, 1855. She was born May 4, 1835 in Pitt County, North Carolina, according to the family bible of James L. Fleming. She is possibly the same Sarah C. Little, who was born on May 4, 1835, daughter of Frederick Dinkins Little and Harriett R. Knight, who married James L. Fleming, son of Peter Fleming and first cousin once removed of Ninnian Bunyon Fleming. The birth of the first child of the marriage of this Sarah to James L. Fleming occurred on November 21, 1858, after the death of Ninnian. For more on this marriage, see James L. Fleming, #B22 at http://www.mindspring.com/~jtfleming/bf-3.htm.
W8vii. Sarah Ann Frances Elizabeth Fleming, of whom below, born September 21, 1833.
Generation No. 2
W3. JESSE LITTLE4 FLEMING (Willis3, David2, John1) was born September 11, 1817, according to the family bible of his grandfather David Fleming. He married Nancy Ann Pittman on October 19, 1841, and she was born November 9, 1820.
W9i. Mary Lawson5 Fleming, born August 19, 1842.
W10ii. Frances Little Adlaide Fleming, born February 22, 1844.
W11iii. Robert Frederic Fleming, born June 11, 1846; died January 12, 1851 at his grandfather Willis Flemings home in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Obituary of Robert Frederic Fleming
The Tarboro Press, Tarboro, North Carolina, January 25, 1851, as transcribed in Deaths and Marriages from Tarboro, North Carolina, Newspapers, 1824-1865, by Hugh Buckner Johnston, Wilson, North Carolina, 1983, p. 23:
ROBERT F. FLEMING, son of Jesse L. Fleming of Halifax County, fell on his head from a rail fence at the residence of Willis Fleming of Edgecombe County and was killed on January 12, 1851.
W12iv. David Willis Fleming, born May 23, 1848.
W13v. James Edwin Fleming, born August 23, 1850.
W14vi. Harriet Anna Fleming was born on January 31, 1853; died on June 27, 1880.
W15vii. James Whitnel Hill Fleming, born February 14, 1855.
W16viii. Sallie Ann Fleming, born August 31, 1856.
W17ix. Ellen Augusta Fleming, born October 9, 1858; died November 23, 1879.
W18x. Rinaldo Lee Fleming was born on August 12, 1860.
W19xi. Alfred Vandon Fleming, born October 26, 1862; died October 5, 1865.
W6. FREDERICK DINKINS LITTLE4 FLEMING (Willis3, David2, John1) was born on November 19, 1827; and died on September 7, 1855, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
He married Mary Ann M. Webb on January 2, 1849 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, according to Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1760 - 1868, p. 23. Another source, however, Bible Records of Early Edgecombe, by Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin, published by Dixie Letter Service, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1958, p. 92, gives the marriage date as June 5, 1849.
Mary Ann M. (Webb) Fleming was born on February 20, 1830; and died on October 2, 1905.
After the death of Frederick Dinkins Little Fleming in 1855, his wife Mary Ann married Robert Walston on November 18, 1858, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He was born on April 27, 1828; and died March 15, 1908.
Will of Frederick Dinkins Little Fleming
From Abstracts of Wills, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1824-1857, v. 3, by David B. Gammon, p. 38:
Wife Mary Ann all my property for her lifetime or widowhood, at which time it is to be divided between her and my children Balzarah Absallar, Leanorah Ann Arsena, George Ella, and any other child born within ten months after my death.
Wit. A. B. Nobles, E. E. Cobb
Probate indicates his will was presented to the court by
Amos W. Cobb, to whom administration was granted.
Of Frederick Dinkins Little Fleming and Mary Ann M. Webb
W20i. Belzora Absallar5 Fleming, born on March 26, 1850; died on March 28, 1872. In the will of her father Frederick Dinkins Little Fleming, her name is spelled Balzarah.
W21ii. Leonora(h) Ann Arcena Fleming was born on June 5, 1851. In the will of her father Frederick Dinkins Little Fleming, her name is spelled as Leanorah Ann Arsena. The will of her grandmother, Sarah Little Fleming, calls her A.A.L. Fleming.
W22iii. Georgia Ella Fleming, born July 12, 1853. She married a Mr. Owens.
W23iv. Mary D. Fleming possibly the same as F.D.M. Fleming found in the will of her grandmother, Sarah Little Fleming, in Abstracts of Wills, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1858-1910, v. 4, 1994, by David B. Gammon, p. 50. Her father died three months before she was born. She was born on February 7, 1856; and died on May 23, 1882.
W8. SARAH ANN FRANCES ELIZABETH4 FLEMING (Willis3, David2, John1) was born on September 21, 1833, and married Josephus Braddy on September 4, 1855, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. She is called Sally Ann in the will of her father and Sallie Ann in the will of her daughter, Stella Braddy.
Will of Sarah Ann Frances Elizabeth Fleming
From Abstracts of Wills, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1858-1910, v. 4, 1994, Gammon, p. 13:
Daughter Estelle Adina Braddy my house and lot in Sparta, along with furniture, except for one bed which I give to my daughter Landonia Moore.
Wit. M. B. Pitt, M. R. Pitt
Probate indicates the administration was granted to Robert Walston and that James T. Dupree swore to the handwriting of M. R. Pitt, deceased.
The Tarboro Press of May 19, 1838, reports the following notice concerning a Sarah Braddy (perhaps kin to Sarah Fleming Braddys husband Josephus):
Mrs. Sarah Braddy died in Edgecombe County on May 13, 1838, aged about sixty-two years. She had been a Baptist for many years. She had set her clothes afire because of her view that if she was not burnt the whole world would be shortly.
Concerning Josephus Braddy
Josephus Braddy may be the same as the Joseph Braddy named in North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, compiled by Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr., v. 13, 53rd 56th Regiments, Raleigh, North Carolina, Division of Archives and History, 1993, p. 477:
BRADDY, JOSEPH, PRIVATE
Born in Pitt County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Pitt County at age 34, April 18, 1862, for the war. Reported present in June, 1862. Wounded in the left arm at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Returned to duty prior to July 1, 1864. Wounded at Burgess Mill, Virginia, October 27, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, where he died on October 31, 1864 of wounds.
W24i. Estelle Adina5 Braddy. Stella died circa September 1898.
Will of Estelle Adina Braddy
From Abstracts of Wills, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1858-1910, v. 4, 1994, Gammon, p. 13:
Mother Sallie A. Braddy all my estate, and at her death, it is for my sister Lovey L. Moore and her heirs.
Ex.: friend Robert Walston
Wit.: M.B. Pitt, Kate T. Little
W25ii. Lovey Landonia Braddy. Dona married a Mr. Moore.
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