FIRST GENERATION


1. Thomas Viverette (1) was born about 1750 in Ireland?. He died on 18 Oct 1791 in Nash County, North Carolina. (Notes supplied by Helen Sharpe of Rocky Mount, NC)

Name: THOMAS Viverette

Birth: 1750 Place: Ireland (?)
Death: 18 Oct 1791 Place: Nash County, NC
Burial: ............................ Place: Viverette/Williams Cemetery,
Hwy 97
Occupation: ...................................................
Father: ...................................................
Mother: ...................................................
Other spouses: ...................................................
Marriage: abt 1774 Place: .................................
Status: ............................ Place:
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Spouse: ELIZABETH Hickman

Birth: abt 1737 Place: Edgecombe Co., NC
Death: abt 1807 Place: Nash County, NC
Burial: ............................ Place: Viverette/Williams Cemetery,
Hwy 97
Occupation: ...................................................
Father: NATHANIEL Hickman Sr. (~1710-<1795)
Mother: SARAH (-<1803)
Other spouses: Abraham Dew Sr.

Children

1 M: Henry Viverette
Birth: abt 1771 Place: Nash County, NC
Death: 1801 Place: Nash County, NC
Occupation: ...................................................

2 M: Launcelot Viverette
Birth: abt 1772 Place: Nash County, NC
Death: 13 Mar 1838 Place: Wilson County, Tenn
Occupation: ...................................................
Spouse: Polly Hickman
Marriage: 8 Mar 1801 Place: Jefferson County, Georgia
Status: ............................ Place:
.................................

3 M: Micajah Viverette
Birth: abt 1775 Place: Nash County, NC
Death: 18 Jan 1816 Place: Ft. Jackson, Al
Occupation: ...................................................
Spouse: Elizabeth Bond
Marriage: abt 1795 Place: Nash County, NC
Status: ............................ Place:
.................................

4 F: Nancy Viverette
Birth: abt 1779 Place: Nash County, NC
Death: bef 1828 Place: .................................
Occupation: ...................................................
Spouse: Egbert Williams
Marriage: bef 1796 Place: .................................
Status: ............................ Place:
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5 M: JAMES "JIM" Viverette
Birth: 1783 Place: Nash County, NC
Death: 1856 Place: Nash County, NC
Occupation: ...................................................
Spouse: FANNIE ANN "BLESSING" Mann
Marriage: 1803 Place: Nash County, NC
Status: ............................ Place:
.................................


Notes for THOMAS Viverette
Records of Estates Edgecombe County, NC by David B. Gammon
Abraham Dew...Summons of William Bryan and Henry Daphin to answer Jacob
Daniel, admr., July 27, 1764 and Jan 8, 1765. Summons of Nicholas Bynum to
answer to Elizabeth Dew, admrx. Apr. 19, 1774. Summons of Nicholas Bynum to
answer to Thomas Vivret and wife, admrs. Jan. 17, 1775.

Thomas Vivrett: Judgement (27 Aug 1799) made against goods of Jesse Pittman,
decd in the hands of Mourning Pittman, Felix Pittman, Patience Allen, Jesse
Pittman, Robert Pittman and Christian Pittman, as the result of a suit in
favor of Cornelius Joyner, admr. of Thomas Vivrett.

Edgecombe Co. DB 3-426, dated 24 Jan 1776: Jeremiah Cony and wife Mary (x)
Cony of Edgecombe Co., planter, to Thomas Vivret of same for 46 pds Proc.
money a tract of 125 acres on the bank of Toisnot Swamp, it being part of a
tract granted to said Jeremiah Coney and wife Mary, bearing date 24 Jan 1776.
Wit: William Bond Whitehead, Jesse Pitman, Nathaniel Hickman, Junr.

EC DB 3-427, dated 29 Jan 1777: Arthur (x) Dew and wife, Mary, of Edgecombe
Co., planter to Thomas Vivret of same, for 155 pds Proc. money a tract of 125
acres on the south bank of Toisnot Swamp adjoining John Dew. Wit: Jesse
Pitman, Robert Peele, Junr., Nath. Hickman, Junr. Mary Dew was examined
separately concerning her right of dower.

EC DB E-9, dated 11 Nov 1778: George (x) York and wife, Zilpah (x) York of
Edgecombe Co. to Thomas Vivaritt of Nash Co, for 400 pds. Proc. money a 140
acre plantation on the bank of Town Creek. Wit: Benja. Brand, Jno. Page,
Richard Winstead. {Note: sold 21 Feb 1782 to Gale Bryant}

EC DB E-16, dated 29 Feb 1780: Britain Boozman of Edgecombe Co, to Thomas
Vivrett of Nash County, for 150 pds a tract of 200 acres on the north side of
Brands Branch adjoining William Robbins. Wit: Jos. Killebrew, Naths
Hickman, Junr. (Note: Thomas sold this land on 20 Aug 1783 to Hardy Cross)

EC DB E-204, dated 28 Oct 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 237 to Thomas
Viveritt by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 400 acres lying on the north side
of Town Creek beginning at Caleb Killebrews line and joing his own line and
the line of James Watley, Joseph Jordan, William Brand, Benjamin Edwards,
John Edwards and Nathaniel Hickman, Senr.

EC DB E-205, dated 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 278 to Thomas Viveritt by
Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 300 acres on the south bank of Town Creek
adjoining John Edwards, Caleb Killebrews old line, and said Viverett. (Note:
sold 74 acres of this land to Dempsy Dawson 4-19-1787)

EC DB E-206, dated 28 Oct 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 206 to Thomas
Viveritt by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 640 acres lying on both sides of
the Dark Pocosin and on the county line (it being the road) adjoining Richard
Winstead, Nathaniel Hickman, Senr. and Abraham Dews old line.

EC DB E-206, dated 28 October 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 277 to Thomas
Viveritt by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 50 acres on the south side of Town
Creek beginning at his own line, adjoining Joseph Farmer, John Thomas, Robert
Rogers, and his own line.

EC DB E-252, dated 21 Feb 1782: Thomas Viverett of Nash Co., N. C. to Gale
Bryant of same, for 70 pds. specie a 140 acre plantation in Edgecombe Co., on
the bank of Town Creek. Wit: Jas. Cobb, Jesse Pitman, Nathl Hickman.

Nash County DB B-179, dated 21 Feb 1782: Gale Bryant of Nash County, NC to
Thomas Vivrett of same for 20 pounds specie one certain tract or parcel of
land and Plantation on Tar River containing 150 acres more or less, begining
at a hickory below the Pastor ford and runs North to the back line in the
Principle and thence down the said back line to Jordan Sherrods line and then
down the same to the River, thence up the various courses of sd River to the
first station, it being part of a tract granted to Arthur Taylor by the Earl
Granvill by grant bearing date 26 October 1753. Gale (G) Bryant. Wit: Jas
Cobb, Jesse Pitman, Nathl Hickman. April Term 1783, Wm. Hall CC (Note:
This land was willed to his son Micajah Viverette who sold it on 22 March 1802
to John Cockrell)

EC DB E-256, dated 21 Dec 1782: John Artiss, Junr. of Edgecomb Co., planter,
to Thomas Vivrett of the said place, for 25 pds. specie a tract of land,
acres not stated, on the south side of Toisnot Swamp on the Mill Branch
adjoining Arthur Dew and Nathaniel Hickman, Junr., it being part of a tract
granted to Jesse Blackwell on 3 Nov 1761. Wit: Jas. Cobb, Stephen Cobb,
Nathl Hickman, Junr., Benja Cobb.

EC DB E-419, dated 14 July 1783: Lewis Clark and Herod Clark of Edgecombe
Co., planters to Thomas Vivrett of Nash County, for 50 pds. specie a tract of
100 acres lying on the south side of Toisnot Swamp on both sides of the Mill
Branch. Wit: William Hickman, Benjamin (B) Edwards.

EC DB 4-130, dated 20 Aug 1783: Thomas Viverett of Nash Co., N. C. to Hardy
Cross of Nansemond Co., Virginia, for 25 pds. a tract of 200 acres in
Edgecombe Co. lying on the north side of Brands Branch, adjoining William
Robins. Wit: Abd. Cross, Willison (x) Dew, Hartwell (x) Williford

EC DB 4-396, dated 31 Jan 1783: Nathaniel Hickman of Edgecombe County to
Thomas Vivrett of Nash Co., N. C., for 90 pds. specie a tract of 222 acres in
Edgecombe Co. on the north side of the mill swamp adjoining John Artis and
said Vivrett. Wit: Jesse Pitman, John Edwards, Herod Clerk.

EC DB 4-542, dated 24 July 1787: Elias Fort, Sheriff of Edgecombe Co., to
Thomas Vivaret of Nash Co., at public sale for 22 pds. a tract of 100 acres
on the south side of the Mill Branch in Edgecombe Co. adjoining John Dew and
Gabriel Parker, sold as the property of George Blackwell at the instance of
said Thomas Vivaret. Wit: John Deloach, James Tart. (This land was willed
to son Henry. On 17 Sep 1799, the land was sold to Gabriel Phillips by Henry.)

NC DB F-13, dated 19 April 1787: Thomas Vivrett of Nash County, NC to
Dempsey Dawson of same for 45 pounds specie a certain tract or parcel of
land, begining at a Gum on the side of a small branch where Henry Flowers
line and Depmsey Barnes line join, and runing along the said Flowers West 28
pole to a post oak in small pond which tree was one inteded for a corner tree
for George Blackwell, and runing thence South 90 pole to a stake a corner and
continuing the same course along patent line 335 pole to Joseph Phillips line
the center of two pines, then along the said Phillips line 28 pole stake are
agreed, then North to Dempsey Barnes corner a line, then continuing the same
course along his line to the begining, containing by Estimation 74 acres more
of less, it being part of a 300 acre tract granted to the said Thomas Vivrett
bearing date 11 Aug 1786 lying between the waters of Harmony Pocoson and Mill
Branch, begining at a stake George Blackwells corner on Dempsey Barnes line,
thence runing South Blackwells line 106 pole to his other corner a pine in
John Morris line, thence Wt. Morris & Joseph Phillips line 208 pole to the
center of two pines, thence North 335 poles to a stake, thence West 178 pole
to a black oak, thence North 90 pole to a black oak in Henry Flowers line
thence East said line 209 pole to this corner a Gum in a small Branch, thence
South to Dempsey Barness line 319 pole to his corner a pine, thence East to
this other line to the begining. Signed: Thomas Vivrett. Wit: John
Pitman, William (x) Murray. November Court 1787, Wm Hall CC

NC DB F-13, dated 27 Sept 1787: Jordan Sherrod, planter, and Jenny Sherrod,
his wife, of Nash County, NC to Thomas Vivrett of same for 200 pounds
current money all that part of land containing 125 acres more or less,
begining at a Sasepres (sic) in the mouth of the Spring Branch, thence runing
up the various courses of the Spring Branch and to two Ashes, thence to a Red
Oak in said branch, thence through the Spring to a small red oak corner tree,
thence West to a red oak in the new Road, thence North along the New Road to
a pine, from thence to a White Oak, from thence to a red oak, thence to a
Spanish Oak, thence to a pine back line a corner, thence down the back line
to said Vivretts other line, thence down said line to Dicasins Branch, thence
down said branch to the River, thence down the various courses of the River
to the first station, it being part of a tract granted to Edmond Sherrod, one
certain tract containing in the whole 335 acres more or less lying on North
sid Tar River bearing date 1753. Jordan ( his mark), Jenny (x) Sherrod.
Wit: William Dew, Joseph (x) Selah, Henry Vivrett. November Court 1787, Wm
Hall CC (Note this land was will to Micajah Viverette his son. Micajah sold
the land to John Cockrell on 22 March 1802)


NC DB 7-90, dated 22 Mar 1802: Micajah Viverett and wife, Elizabeth
Viverett, sold land given to said Micajah by the will of his father, Thos.
Viverett.

Nash County Land Entries 1778-1794 by Dr. A. B. Pruitt: Thomas Vivrett
30 Dec 1779 enters 300 acres in Nash County. Border: George Blackwells
entry, the county line, & out
30 Dec 1779 enters 100 acres in Nash County on North side of Tosneot Swamp;
borders: Michael Horn, Abraham Dew decd and said swamp.

1790 Nash County Census: Thomas Vivrett
5 males 16 & up including head of house (before 1774)
3 males under 16 (after 1774)
5 females
15 slaves
(total of 8 males and 5 females) Who are all of these? All of these males
could not be children of Elizabeth Dew. Thomas & she did not marry until
after April 1774.

Aabstracts of Early Records of Nash County:

Petition of Benjamin Cobb, who had a land entry adjoining Michael Horn,
Thomas Viverett, William Dew, and John Dew to run around the lines of John
Dew, who refused to let the surveyor run his lines. 6 Jan 1783
Petition for settlement of estate. Thomas Viverett died on 18 October 1791,
leaving a will with Jesse Pitman as executor. Said Pitman died intestate in
1793, and administration was granted to William Dew and Cornelius Joyner, who
refused to make a final settlement with Micajah Viverett and Lancelot
Viverett, two sons of the deceased. No date.

Dew, Abraham inventory inventory by Elizabeth Dew, admrx., in Edgecombe Co.
April Term 1774. Sale held 6 June 1776 by Thomas Viverett, admr. husband of
Elizabeth Dew Viverett. Account current with Thomas Viverett, admr. 1780.

Nash County Wills: Thomas Viverett 12 Oct 1791 Nov Ct. 1792
very sick of body
son Henry Viverett - land on south side of Little Swamp; negro man Jef. man
Jack, woman Diner certain livestock, including a horse bought from Jacob
Boyet, etc. Son Launcelot Viverett - land on both side of a prong of Town
Creek; woman Cuffe, woman Old Bet, woman Anne, woman Sue, etc (Turner Place
mentioned) Son Micajah Viverett - my land on north side of Tar River, etc;
man Harry woman Little Bet, boy Nat. Son James Viverett - land where I now
live; woman Pat and her first child Fillis, boy Mose, etc. Wife Elizabeth
Viverett - lend to her where I now live, etc. Mulato child Jude to go to
Patsy Dew.
Ex. Lamon Ruffin, Nathan Tart, Jesse Pitman
Wit: Thomas Wells, Roland (x) Robbins, Jesse Pitman

Viverett, Thomas inventory by William Dew, admr. 1 Dec 1793, included
fourteen negroes. Sales held by Jesse Pitman, exr. 15 Dec 1791, for the
benefit of James Viverett, Lancelot Viverett, Henry Viverett, and Micajah
Viverett. Account current of the admrx. of Jessd Pitman, decd., with the
admr. of Thomas Viverett , 1796

Nash County Court Minutes, August Court 1798: John Bond, John Lemon, Edwd
Nicholson, David Pridgen, and Wilson Taylor Esquires, or any three of them
are appd to Divide the Estate of Thomas Vivrett, deced, between the Heirs at
Law of Said deced.

Nash County Court Minutes, November Court 1800: Micajah & Lancelot vs.
Vivettes admrs}Ordered that the course bargain refered to Wm Arrington, David
Pridgen & Jonas Williams, or any two of them to audit the acct & Vouchers of
the adrms. To take unto consideration the Value & amt of the property given
to each Legatee & say in what proportion they shall contribute in the payment
of debts & what abatement shall be made from the Sums reported in their
favour.

Nash County Court Minutes, February Court 1801, page 147: Ordered that the
admdr de bonis non of Thomas Vivrett Sell riding Chair & Harness belonging to
the Estate of said deced.

Kinfolks of Edgecombe County by Joseph Watson

EC DB 9-432, dated 2 May 1800: Lancelot Vivrett sold land formerly granted
to Thomas Vivrett.
EC DB 11-630, dated 7 Feb 1804: Lancelot Viverett was son of Thomas
Viverett. (need to look at copy for description of property)


Notes for ELIZABETH Hickman
The following are Nash County Court Minutes, By: Tim Rackley

Nash County Court Minutes, November Court 1799, page 76: Lemuel Wright is
appd overseer of the road from Elizabeth Viveritts to Contentney & the hands
that formerly worked on the road work under him.

Nash County Court Minutes, May Court 1807, page 5: On Motion tis ordered by
the Court that Citation issue against James Vivrett for Him to appear at the
next term to Shew Cause, if any he has, why letters of Admr. Should not be
granted to Arthur Dew on the Estate of Elizabeth Vivret, decd.

Nash County Court Minutes, August Court 1807, page 22: Admr is on Motion
granted to Arthur Dew on the Estate of Elizabeth Vivrett, deced, who entered
into bond of 2,000 pounds with Alexr Sorsby, Esqr Secuy



Last Modified: 8 Sep 1999
Created: 12 Oct 1999

He was married to Elizabeth Hickman (daughter of Nathaniel Hickman and Sarah Strickland) about 1770 in Nash County, North Carolina. Elizabeth Hickman (1) was born about 1742 in Nash County, North Carolina. She died after 1791 in Nash County, North Carolina. Thomas Viverette and Elizabeth Hickman had the following children:

child2 i. Henry Viverette(1) was born about 1771 in Nash County, North Carolina. He died in 1801 in Nash County, North Carolina.
child+3 ii. Lancelot Vivrett.
child4 iii. Frances Viverette(1) was born about 1774.
child+5 iv. Micajah Vivrett.
child6 v. Patsy Viverette(1) was born about 1776.
child+7 vi. Nancy Viverette.
child+8 vii. James Viverette.

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