My Travis family is definitely from the Yanceyville area and some are still there today. I am beginning to fit together the pieces and here is what I know. John Franklin Travis b. 1802 in Va., d. aft. Mar. 1864 in Caswell Cty.,N.C., m. Mary B. West June 26, 1843 Caswell Cty., N.C., she was b. 1817 Caswell Cty., N.C., d. aft. Mar. 4, 1864 Caswell Cty., N.C. I now have 8 known children:
William Travis b. 1844
Frances Travis b. 1846
James K. P. Travis b. 1847
John Thomas Travis b. Feb. 29, 1856
Mary J. Travis b. March 1850
all b. in Caswell Cty., N.C.
I do know that the West, Sledge, Ingram, and Travis families all intermarried. I suspect that my John Franklin Travis is related to Stephen, Isaac, and Ellis but can't connect them together. John Travis is listed on a lot of documents in the 1850's and 1860's for Caswell Cty., N.C. Mary B. West Travis was the daughter of Capt. Benjamin C. West, Sr. who d. Dec. 9, 1849, Caswell Cty., N.C., m. Mary C. ______? from Va. b. 1794. She d. aft. Sept. 12, 1850 Caswell Cty., N.C., and they had 8 known West Children. She was his second wife but I don't know anything about the first one, she is mentioned in the will but not by name, only as first wife. Presumed dead since it is in reference to their children.
John Thomas Travis m. Harriett Lou Sledge abt. 1885 we believe in Caswell Cty., N.C. She was b. mar. 30, 1867 Caswell Cty., N.C., d. Mar. 5, 1950, Danville, Va., buried at Highland Memorial Park, Daville, Va. with her hus. He d. May 3, 1936 Caswell Cty, N.C. She was the daughter of Franklin (Frank) L. (most likely Littleton) Sledge b. in Rockingham, N.C., and Louisa Jane Billings. His father was Littleton Sledge and mother Susannah Ray (Susan). John and Harriett had 10 children:
William Franklin Travis April 13, 1887
John Henry Travis Sept. 26, 1888
Pearl Florine Travis May 30,1890
Charles Carter Travis June 2, 1890 (adopted by the Travis family, believe Carter to be his original surname)
Wade Hampton Travis, Sr. (my grandfather)mar. 7, 1892
Lelia Blanche Travis Aug. 11, 1893
Lou Edna Travis Sept. 13, 1895
Eva May Travis April 28, 1897
Ethel Spencer Travis Aug. 21, 1899
Eugene Marion Travis June 23, 1908
all b. in Caswell Cty., N.C.
Caswell Cty., N.C. cencus of 1850 of John's family:
32 437 439 Travis John 48 M . Farmer . Virginia . . . . .
33 437 439 Travis Mary 33 F . . . Caswell NC . . . . .
34 437 439 Travis William 6 M . . . Caswell NC . . . . .
35 437 439 Travis Frances 4 F . . . Caswell NC . . . . .
36 437 439 Travis James K. P. 3 M . . . Caswell NC . . . . .
37 437 439 Travis Mary J. 7/12 F . . . Caswell NC . . . . .
38 437 439 Travis Sarah 51 F . . . Virginia . . X . .
39 437 439 Travis Frances 36 F . . . Virginia . . X
C. Sledge is listed in book T, 1867, page 252, money recd. by William H. Gatewood adm of John C. Simpson decd of George A. Travis, A. Y. Stokes, Wm. H Hodges, C. Sledge, Ellis Travis, Moses Simpson a legatee, Martha G. Simpson a legatee, H. H. Curtis, Robt A. Gatewood, R. T. Carter, Wm. A. Fretwell, Wm C. Travis, et. al. Page 254 shows money recd by William H. Gatewood estate of Stephen Travis decd. One bond against James and Wm. H. Burns.
More proof that these families are linked. How does George A. Travis fit into the mix. Is he a brother? What about William C. Travis?