I am interested in the descendants of Jesse STATON, b.ca.1740-1748. He married 3 times: 1st to Elizabeth (was she a READING/REDDEN?, JONES), 2nd to Absilla (BELL) LAWRENCE (widow of John and daughter of Joshua BELL), and 3rd to Rebecca EVERETT?. Were all children by Elizabeth? I descend from two of his sons: Frederick and Thomas.
Frederick married Priscilla COBURN ca 1798 and removed to Anson Co. along with kinsmen James ROSS and Francis COBURN. Who were Priscilla's parents? Was she daughter of Andrew and Mary (NOR(TH)COTT/NORKET) CO(CK)BURN?
Thomas died in Pitt Co. His son James (b.1800) was apprenticed to Frederick after Thomas' death. James married Frederick's daughter Maniza STATON. Who was Thomas' wife? Were there other children besides James?