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Robert and Elizabeth Lynn Mullis-Decatur Ga. to Tampa Fl.

Robert and Elizabeth Lynn Mullis-Decatur Ga. to Tampa Fl.

Posted: 19 Mar 2003 7:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 5:41AM GMT
Surnames: Mullis, Lynn
I am looking for the parents of Robert B. Mullis (b.1845 N.C.d. 1899 )., he was married to Elizabeth Lynn (b.1849 d.1936 ) in 1866 Decatur Ga.
Robert was a Confederate Soldier (private, in the 10th bat. heavy art'ly. N.C.) Elizabeth applied for his pension in 1909.
In the 1870 census of Decatur Ga. he is listed (23) with wife Elizabeth (20). he listed his birthplace and those of his parents in N.C.
In 1893 Elizabeth's 7 brothers (sons of Felix H. Lynn) and Robert came to Tampa from N.Fl. by mule drawn wagons to buy land and est. a home for thier families. The rest of the family (3 sisters, all the children and mother) came in 1895. Elizabeth and Robert settled in what was to become Mullis City and started a store called Mullis Corners on N. Dale Mabry (N. Tampa)
They had 6 children and many decendants.
John Anderson m. Florida Kansas Hamm
George E. m. Nettie Smythe
Robert M. m. Lillie Todd
Joseph L. m. Bessie?
Sue, died young
Susie m. George Wannamaker

Any help on finding Roberts parents would be appreciated, There are so many Mullis families in Ga. and N.C.! And every one of them has a son named Robert.

Re: Robert and Elizabeth Lynn Mullis

Posted: 19 Mar 2003 7:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Oct 2010 1:23PM GMT
Surnames: Mullis
I made a bit of headway! I went back and looked at Robert's listing in a Civil War site and it listed him as being born in Union Co. N.C. I checked the 1850 Union Co. census but only found 2 households.
James 55, Nancy 55, children James W. 19, John 25, G.W. 16, Mary 16 and Gdaughter Sarah A. 3. the other household was: Lucinda 33, Mary E. 6, John W. 7.
My Robert B. should have been about 5 at the time, If the 1845 birthdate was correct.
Oh well, it's a starting point!

Re: Robert Mullis-lots of names to sort out

Posted: 29 Mar 2003 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 5:41AM GMT
Surnames: Mullis
So far I have:
Robert Mullis b. abt.1845 m.Elizabeth Lynn 1866 in Decatur Ga.
Simon Mullis b.1818 m. Barbara and Mary Maddox.
Solomon Mullis m. Edith Griffin.
Solomon Mullis b.1757 Essex Va. m. ? d. 1830 Anson Co. N.C.
John Jackson Mullis b.1762 m. Rachel Brewer, Rebecca Chaney, Susan Dancer.
John Mullis b.1785 m.Rachel Brumbelow
John Mullis b. 1720 d. 1785 Essex Va.m. Margaret Bumblelow
Richard Mullis b. 1677-d. Lancaster Va.m. Elizabeth
John b. 1645 England d. 1717 Lancaster Va.
John b.1640 m. Elizabeth Edwards
Lots of names and probably lots of mistakes. All I really want to know is, who was Robert's parents <grin> Am I at all close?
All the sites I looked at had different wifes for each man, so I am lost!
there was also an Elijah "Evan" Mullis that married Louisa Danely/Danielly (another of my ggAunts) in 1866 in Decatur Ga. A Cornelius Mullis (Son of Jacob)m. Martha Mullis may also be a brother or cousin.
Corrections and clues appreciated!

Re: Robert Mullis-Lot's of names to sort

Posted: 29 Mar 2003 4:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 5:41AM GMT
Surnames: Mullis
So far I have:
Robert Mullis b. abt.1845 m.Elizabeth Lynn 1866 in Decatur Ga.
Simon Mullis b.1818 m. Barbara and Mary Maddox.
Solomon Mullis m. Edith Griffin.
Solomon Mullis b.1757 Essex Va. m. ? d. 1830 Anson Co. N.C.
John Jackson Mullis b.1762 m. Rachel Brewer, Rebecca Chaney, Susan Dancer.
John Mullis b.1785 m.Rachel Brumbelow
John Mullis b. 1720 d. 1785 Essex Va.m. Margaret Bumblelow
Richard Mullis b. 1677-d. Lancaster Va.m. Elizabeth
John b. 1645 England d. 1717 Lancaster Va.
John b.1640 m. Elizabeth Edwards
Lots of names and probably lots of mistakes. All I really want to know is, who was Robert's parents <grin> Am I at all close?
All the sites I looked at had different wifes for each man, so I am lost!
there was also an Elijah "Evan" Mullis that married Louisa Danely/Danielly (another of my ggAunts) in 1866 in Decatur Ga. A Cornelius Mullis (Son of Jacob)m. Martha Mullis may also be a brother or cousin.
Corrections and clues appreciated!

Re: Robert Mullis-Lot's of names to sort

Posted: 9 Apr 2003 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 5:41AM GMT
Surnames: Mullis,Maddox, Phillips, Griffin, Lynn
I am going to try this line first, Simon Mullis m. to 1)Frankie or Frances Phillips 2)Barabra Maddox, 3) Mary Maddox?. This is a possibility! I just can't find a full list of names for his children. It seems he did have 2 daughters, Mary Jane and Lucinda and a son William.
It also seems this Simon's father was Solomon Mullis married to Mary Jane Griffin.
I found Simon in Union Co. he was admin. a Polly Mullis's estate.
He was also found in Union Co. serving on a committee to organize an old soldiers re-union of the Co. B. 43rd mecklinburg Regiment.
Any idea's for me? Thanks a bunch to those who have tried to help so far. Mary

Re: Robert Mullis, I found him!

Posted: 15 Apr 2003 1:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 5:41AM GMT
Surnames: Mullis
WhooHoo! Now I just have to prove who Simon's Dad was...it's neverending :o) Mary

Union County,NC 1850 Census

Simon Mullis (was transcribed as Mulles), 33, farmer
Frankey, 27 (Frances Phillips I think)
Elizabeth, 11
Rachael, 7
Robert, 5
Evan, 3
Josiah, 1 month

All born Union County, NC
Simon Mullis was listed on the 1860 Census in Union Co, NC, p.830, Monroe
P.O.
Simon Mullis-42, mechanic
Elizabeth-22, domestic
Rachail-17
Robert-15, farm laborer
Evan-13
Marian-11
Joseph-9
*Mary J.-7
*Simon-5
Simon Mullis was listed on the 1870 Census in Union Co, NC, p.587, Monroe
Township.
Simon Mullis-52, farmer
Mary-28, keeping house
Mary J.-17
Simon-15, works on farm
Andrew-10
Franklin-6
Rachel-4
John-1

Re: Robert Mullis-lots of names to sort out

Posted: 3 Apr 2004 10:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
If I may, I would like to make a few corrections.
John Mullis, abt 1720, VA abt 1785, NC was married to Margaret Brumbelow. Son Solomon Mullis married Mary Jane Griffin in VA, moved with father's family to NC.
James Marshall Mullis, Sr., s/o John and Margaret, m'd Mary Blackston(e).
John "Jackson" Mullis, s/o John and Margaret, m'd Rachel Brewer, other names for his wives are those supposed to be the wives of his father.
Solomon R. Mullis, s/o Solomon and Mary Jane Griffin, m'd
(1) Edith Griffin, (2) Lydia Mills
So far I have not located Simon's parents, however the marriages you list for him are in the Union County, NC marriage bonds, Barbara in 1857, and Mary in 1861
I notice that you have "your" Robert marrying in GA in 1866.
There were two sons of Solomon and Mary Jane Griffin Mullis who went to GA and founded family lines there. They were Charles, born 1813, m'd Rebecca Caudle, d/o Absalom and Elizabeth Maness Caudle, and Joel, born 1810. Among his many children, Charles (1813) had a son named Absalom, who had a son named Barry ROBERT Mullis. So far, that is the only Robert I have come across. The missing link here is Simon, oddly enough, the marriage bond for Barbara Mattox says "Simon (or Sernon)" There is also another Joel Mullis,born 1822, a son of Jacob and Nancy Hinson Mullis, and grandson of Solomon and Mary Jane Griffin Mullis, who went to GA, shows up in the 1850 census of Pulaski County, GA. I think Simon doesn't fit into the equation. What does the census show as Roberts birth place, and those of his parents?

Re: Robert Mullis-lots of names to sort out

Posted: 3 Apr 2004 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 5:41AM GMT
Surnames: Mullis, Danely, Maddox, Lynn
Hi Kent! Thanks for the reply, I would be happy to send what I have for you. Robert and Elizabeth are buried in Tampa Fl. as are some of the decendants of Evan and Louisa Danely Mullis (Evan and Robert were brothers) (Louisa was Elizabeth's Aunt)
I have been lucky enough to have some help from distant, distant ect. cousin's. One of whom is decended from Mary Maddox Mullis and sent me a picture of her just before her 100th birthday
Still not saying I am correct, but here is what I based some of my thoughts on.
I will go thru the rest of your letter and see what else I can come up with. Mary

DECATUR COUNTY, GEORGIA MARRIAGE INDEX

Mullis, Evan Danielly, Lou 21 Oct 1866 W A - 527
Mullis, Robert B. Lynn, Elizabeth 04 Oct 1866 W A - 524


Simon was in Company B FORTY THIRD NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Simon Mullis enlisted as a Private on 5 February 1862 in UnionCountyNC at the age of 43. Hospitalized on 04 June 1864 at Danville, VA.
Elizabeth married Robert B. Mullis b. 1845, he was a confederate solider attached to company c, 8th heavy Battalion, N.C. Artl'y. *Young's Battalion* He enlisted 9 April 1862 discharged at Greensboro N.C. 5 April 1865. His brother Evan was in the same battalion, his father Simon was in a different one.

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Simon Mullis (he was a mechanic)
born 1818
died
married: Frances Phillips (Frankey) When? Where?
Children:
1.Elizabeth b.1839
2.Rachael b. 1843
3.Robert b. 1845 m. Elizabeth Lynn (Parents: Felix Lynn Sr. and Mary Ann Danley
4.Evan b. 1847 m. Louisa Danley (sister to Felix's 2 wives, Mary Ann and Appa Frances)
5.Marion b. 1849
6.Josiah b. 1850
7.Mary Jane b. 1853 M. Absolom Outen
8.Simon b. 1855 Married Dellie Stack

#2 Barbara Maddox, 1857 Union Co. N.C. I Think Barbara died in 1859 because Simon's oldest girl is list as domestic in the 1860 census in place of a wife. Frankey died between 1855 and 1857)
No Children
#3 Mary Maddox (Barbara's sister) m. 1861 in Union Co. N.C.
Children:
8.Andrew b. 1861
9.Benjamin Franklin b.1864
10.Lucinda Rachel b.1866
11.John b. 1869
12.William
13.Joanna
14.Harvey W.
15.Thomas
They also had in thier household Jane Baxter Mullis, b. 1780, she was the daughter of Simon's son Simon R.



Solomon Mullis
born,1757
died, between 1846-1840 Union Co. N.C.
married: Mary Jane Griffin in 1784
born1768
Parents:
Children:

Jane Baxter Mullis b. 1780 Grand daughter
1. William b.1785 m. Nancy Quinn
2. Charles b. 1787 m. #1 Rebecca Caudle, #2 Phebe ?
3. Pinckney b. 1789
4.Jacob C. b. 1792 m.#1 Nancy Hinson
5. Solomon R. b. 1795 m. #1 Edith Hinson, #2 Lydia Williams Mills
6. James Marshall b. 1795 m. Nancy Ross
8. Daughter b. 1797
9. Son b. 1799
10. John C. b. 1805 m. Charlotte Hinson
11. Holden b. 1806 m. Lucretia Adams
12. Thomas b. 1807
13. Joel b. 1810
14. William Dukel b. 1811 m. Lydia Barnes
15. Elizabeth b. 1813 m. Solomon Barnes
16.Coleman b. 1815 m. Elsie Helms
17.J. Calvin b. 1816 m. #1 Mary Frances Austin, #2 Temperance Rushing
18. Simon B. 1818 m. #1 Frances(Franky) Phillips #2 Barbara Maddox, #3 Mary Maddox
19. Lucinda b. 1819

Re: Robert Mullis-lots of names to sort out

Posted: 19 Apr 2004 2:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mullis , Mikell
Robert William was the father of John Anderson Mullis. Who married Florida Hamm in 1897 in Judson Florida. They had many children including my grandmother, Ethel Mae Mullis who married Ernest Mikell June 16, 1923. The Mullis family lived for many years in the north Tampa area and many are buried in the Lake Caroll cemetery.
I would also be intersested in finding definite proof that Soloman was Simon Mullis's father.

Re: Robert Mullis-lots of names to sort out

Kent Pusser (View posts)
Posted: 19 Apr 2004 8:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mary, if I may, I'd like to make the following correction. J. Calvin Mullis, born 2/11/1818, was not the son of Solomon Mullis, but rather he was the son of James Marshall Mullis, Jr.and Nancy Johnson. As the widower of Temperance Rushing, he married my widowed GG-grandmother, Frances Austin Pusser, in 1871. Oddly enough, although Calvin and Frances donated the land for the New Hope Baptist Church near New Salem, only Frances is buried there, Calvin and Temperance are buried in another cemetery a short distance away.
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