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Information on Mayo's who settled in Blount & Monroe CO TN

Information on Mayo's who settled in Blount & Monroe CO TN

Posted: 20 Jan 2002 4:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thought I would share these tidbits with anyone descended from the early Mayo's who settled in Blount/Monroe Counties in east Tenn.

The branch of the Mayo family that populated the area around Loudon County, including Monroe and Blount counties, came originally from Virginia. There are records that establish their presence as early as 1799 in Blount Count (1). James Mayo was surety on a marriage license of one of his kinsmen in 1801 in Blount County. Valentine Mayo, born 1767, received a land grant of two-and-a-half acres in Blount County in 1808. Nancy Mayo married John Kelly in Blount County in 1799. Elizabeth Mayo married Burgess Witt, Sr. This couple resided in Washington, McMinn and Monroe counties, in Tennessee (1).
Valentine Mayo (b 1767, mentioned above), moved to the area that later became Monroe/Loudon counties in Tennessee. He died in 1859 in the Monroe County area. He married Martha Hughes, daughter of Blackmore and Ann Beveridge Hughes. Their children included Martha W.; Blackmore H., who married Grace Kelso; Nancy W., who married a Mr. Wood; Hughes; George W., who married twice; Valentine, who married Lucy Robinson; James; and Robert.
Nancy Mayo, mentioned above, married John Kelly in 1799 in Blount County. This couple, who later lived in Bledsoe County and then in Marion County, Tennessee, had 13 children, including Easter (Hall), Nancy, Alexander, Polly, Adaline, Thomas, Martha, Jane, Valentine, James, Margaret, William, and another unknown child who died in infancy (1).
Elizabeth Mayo, another early resident of Blount County, married Burgess Witt, Sr. in 1774, in South Carolina. This couple later moved to Washington County and later to McMinn County in Tennessee. They later apparently moved to Monroe County, where they died (1).
Blackmore Hughes Mayo, son of the Valentine mentioned above, was born in 1793. He died in 1845 and is buried in an old Mayo family cemetery near Madisonville. He had resided in the Monroe/Loudon county area, where he was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Blackmore married Grace L. (Grizzy) Kelso in 1818 in Blount County. Grace was a daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Kelso. Her father, Hugh, had served in the Revolutionary War. Hugh, born in Virginia, later moved to Blount County, accumulated over 2,000 acres there, operated the old Kelso Ferry and helped to found the town of Morganton (2).
Blackmore H. Mayo and his wife, Grace, had at least nine children. They included Blackmore H., Jr., Elbridge, Cynthia (Beals), Mary A. (Kile), Nancy J. (McCroskey), James R., Edmund Wagoner Patterson., Louisa M. (Gay), and Martha E.

Sources:
(1) "The Mayo Family" by Lynn McConkey of Madisonville, TN. Manuscript written February, 1985. Ms. McConkey, who also serves as a genealogist for the TN Genweb project, is a direct descendant of Elizabeth Mayo, who married Burgess Witt.
(2) Kelso Kin and Allied Families, by Ms. Virginia Naylor Smith of Nashville, TN, 1979.

Re: Information on Mayo's who settled in Blount & Monroe CO TN

Charlie Mayo (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jan 2002 7:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
You are to be commended for giving credit to your sources.

Re: Information on Mayo's who settled in Blount & Monroe CO TN

Ken Klamm (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jan 2002 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Compatriot Charlie. Your SAR ancestor must be from the Mayo line. I couldn't find a Mayo ancestor that served in the Revolutionary War, like you were able to, but I found one on my Kelso line: Hugh Kelso.

Re: Information on Mayo's who settled in Blount & Monroe CO TN

charlie Mayo (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jan 2002 11:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes Joseph mayo was a patriot. He is the 10 th son of James of 1711 I think. You know the land given to a Lt. was 2500 acres. There was no grant up here and he died before the grants were awarded. There was a certain date for that. I don't rcall when. I went to an SAR meeting here and it was really boreing. So I didn't go back. I have my great grandfathers Civil War medal also. Some day my children will have mine.

Re: Information on Mayo's who settled in Blount & Monroe CO TN

Posted: 16 Sep 2010 7:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kelly, Mayo
You noted that Nancy Mayo m John Kelly and had children including James and Valentine Kelly. I observe that a James and a Valentine Kelly each purchased 50 ac land grant tracts in 1826 [TENNESSEE LAND GRANTS – Barbara, Byron, and Samuel Sistler, Nashville, TN 1998. Byron Sistler & Associates, 1712 Natchez Trace, PO Box 120934, Nashville, TN 37212].
Do you know if these fellows were the sons of John Kelly/Nancy Mayo. Birthdates? I think I saw somewhere that James ws born in 1818 which would make him an 8 year old minor in 1826. I have an ancestor James M. Kelly in Marion County in thie time frame and am trying to determine if he was the land grant purchaser....All information welcome.
Ed Kelley

Re: Information on Mayo's who settled in Blount & Monroe CO TN

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 2:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mayo, Scott
I am interested in this family connection and think you probably already have the info.

Descendants of Lucinda Scott

1 [1] Lucinda Scott 1833 - 1885 b: 20 Mar 1833 in Warren County, Tennessee d: 15 Mar 1885 in Warren County, Tennessee
.. +Levi Scott 1831 - b: Abt. 1831 in Grundy County, Tennessee d: in Pulaski County, Missouri m: 11 Sep 1853 in Warren County, Tennessee by Jesse Coppinger JP
....... 2 Ardellia Scott 1854 - 1906 b: 31 Aug 1854 in Warren County, Tennessee d: 03 Apr 1906 in Spring Creek, Missouri
........... +John Richard Duncan 1847 - 1898 b: 19 Apr 1847 in Franklin County, Missouri d: 13 Dec 1898 in Spring Creek, Missouri m: 19 Sep 1872 in Bloodland, Missouri
....... 2 Levander Levi Scott 1855 - 1872 b: 1855 in Warren County, Tennessee d: 1872 in Ft. Leonardwood, Pulaski County, Missouri burial Clark Cemetery
....... 2 Euphemia Scott 1856 - b: 1856 in Warren County, Tennessee
....... 2 Cooper B. Scott 1857 - 1927 b: 06 Dec 1857 in Warren County, Tennessee d: 01 Jul 1927 in Henderson County, Tennessee
........... +Sarah Jane Mitchell 1857 - 1943 b: 19 Oct 1857 in warren County, Tennessee d: 29 Jul 1943 in Henderson County, Tennessee
....... 2 Isaac Scott 1860 - 1883 b: 13 Aug 1860 in warren County, Tennessee d: 01 Sep 1883 in Warren County, Tennessee
........... +Naomi Elizabeth Hobbs 1865 - 1904 b: 06 Jan 1865 in Grundy County, Tennessee d: 13 Jan 1904 in Warren County, Tennessee
*2nd Husband of [1] Lucinda Scott:
.. +Abraham Jones 1831 - 1912 b: 20 Jul 1831 in Warren County, Tennessee d: 12 Mar 1912 in Dewey, Washington, Oklahoma m: 16 Dec 1863 in Warren County, Tennessee
....... 2 Anna Elva Jones 1861 - b: 1861 in Missouri
....... 2 Irena Jones 1862 - b: 1862 in Missouri
....... 2 James Jones 1863 - b: 1863 in Missouri
....... 2 Sarah Elizabeth Jones 1865 - 1916 b: 05 May 1865 in Missouri d: 09 Oct 1916 in Imperial County, California
........... +Joseph B. Tate 1863 - 1926 b: 15 Sep 1863 in Grundy County, Tennessee d: 12 Nov 1926 in Grundy County, Tennessee m: 03 Aug 1885 in Warren County, Tennessee by G. W. May JP
....... 2 Laura A. Jones 1871 - b: 1871 in Warren County, Tennessee
........... +John Abraham Mayo 1863 - 1923 b: 19 Jul 1863 in Warren County, Tennessee d: 07 Jun 1923 in Bradley County, Tennessee m: 16 Dec 1883 in Warren County, Tennessee
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