Welcome to my Waldrop/Wardrup Lineage Page. The Surname of Waldrop/Wardrup has many other different spellings such as; Waldrope, Wardrope, Waldrip, Waltrip, Waldrep, Wardrep, Waldroup, etc. I have been working on this line for quite some time now. I believe the information below is correct, but if you find any discrepancies please email me. It is up to you as a researcher to prove your lines, as much of this information was given to me, or I have gathered it on my last two trips to North Carolina. I would like to also thank Blaine Wardrep for helping me with my lines when I first started this project, and to Carol Ann Waldrop who helped me fill in most of the blanks.  Thanks you two. I hope you find the information helpful to you, and do let me know if you have more that you would like to add.

Descendants of Edward Waldrop

*****************1st Generation*****************

    Edward Waldrop was born ca 1756 in Wake Co., North Carolina the said son of James Waldrop. Edward married Francis Roberts on 17 February 1780 in Wake Co., North Carolina. Francis was born ca 1760, the daughter of Moses Roberts. Edward was listed in the 1790 Montgomery Co., North Carolina Census 3 males under 16 (James, William, Eli), 1 male over 16 (Edward), 4 females (Nancy, Ann, Elizabeth, and Frances). Their family was listed in the 1800 Caswell Co., North Carolina Census records on page 148 with 3 males under 10, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10 to 16, 2 females 16 to 26, and 1 female 26 to 45. Their family was then listed in the 1810 Burke Co., North Carolina Census on page 203 with 2 males under 10, 1 male 10 to 16, 1 male 45 +, and 1 female 45 +. They were then listed in the 1820 Burke Co., North Carolina Census, page 36 with 3 males under 10, 1 male 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 18, 2 males 18 to 26, 1 male 45 +, 2 females under 10, 1 female 16 to 18, and 1 female 26 to 45. Edward and Francis were listed in the 1830 Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census, page 298. Edward was a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Below is his pension application (Thank you Carol Ann Waldrop).

Revolutionary War Pensioner - Pension papers S - 7844

     Edward Waldrop, Yancey Co., NC. ""Edward Wardrope ____ in the State of North Carolina in the Company commanded by Capt. Chambers of the Regiment commanded by Col. Collier in the Militia of NC. Inscribed on the Roll of NC. at the rate of $40.00 per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1834.

     Declaration --- In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7 1832. State of NC, Yancy Co. --- On this 23rd day of June 1834 personally appeared before me May Jervis, one of the acting Justices of the Peace for the above named county, Edward Wardrope a resident of the county of Yancy in the state of NC. aged 76 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832 that he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated --- This applicant saith that he lived in Wake Co., NC. at the time he entered the service which was in 1780, and served as a volunteer under the command of General Butler, Col. Collier, Jajor Sharp, Captain Chambers and Lt. Charles Edwards marched through Orange, Chatham and ____? Counties in N.C. into S.C. and was in the battle at Gates depot? The second tour this applicant saith he was drafted in Wake Co., NC. and served three months under General Butler, Col. Collier, Maj. Umphries, Capt. Jervis Blatchers? and Lt. McDaniel, marched through Chatham Co. in NC. and was in the battle at Guilford which to the best of his recollection was in the year 1781 --- The third tour this applicant saith he was drafted three months resided at the time in Wake Co., NC. in the year of 1781 to the best of his recollection served under Benjamin Blake Capt. James Blake, Lt. and guarded the assembly the greater part of his tour, after the rise of which, he marched down toward Wellington under Co., Moore to suprize the Tories but the battle was fought before our arrival. This application further saith he was drafted and served a fourth tour three months resided in Wake Co., at that time under Capt. Blake ans Lt. Hillman marched trough Orange and Rockingham others not recollected in the state of NC. and was in the battle at Utaw Springs under the command of General Greene, saw Col. Washington make three charges with his dragoons in the month of September the year not recollected. The fifth tour this applicant saith he was drafted and served three months was living in Wake Co., NC. at the time served Captain Trent? and Lt. Lock? gaurded the Governor of said state where ___? was Burk all or the most of the tour making in all 18 months he served. He knew General Green, Col. Washington, and Col. L? This applicant further saith that he has no documentary evidence nor does he know of any person who can testify to his benefit. He hereby relinquished every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the ___? [ink blot] and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state Sworn and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

Signed Edward (his X mark) Wardrope

     Additional Pension papers show questions asked:1st [ unreadable] 2nd was to show proof of his age, and 3rd where he lived after the war " to Cabarrus County NC. then to Caswell Co., in the same state then to KY. then to TN. then to Burke Co., NC. and then to Buncombe Co., NC, or that part of Buncombe now called Yancey Co. in the same state." 5th Officers under which he served: "I knew General Gates, Major Sharp, General Creen, Col. Washington, and as to the circumstance of my service I will refer to my forgoing declaration." 6th Did you receive a discharge? "I received several discharges, but not thinking to be proffited by them have lost them." 7th State the names of persons to whom you know in your present neighborhood who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief of your services as a soldier of the Revolution? "I will refer to James B. McMahan and Daniel Carter."

Signed M. Jervis J.P. and Edward (his X  mark) Wardrope

McMahan, Clergyman, and Daniel Carter testified for Edward.

     Reasons why I the said Wardrope did not make earlier application for a pension was that I was afflicted with a rising on my foot for more than two years something like this "with swelling there was various bone and pieces of bone come out of the foot and one of my toes came off my foot has got to now that I am able to walk on it. I have also had a pain in one of my eyes which took me in the spring of 1833 while I was confined with my foot and has finally after much suffering departed me of its sight and rendered my other eye very weak....In my helpless condition I appeal to the mercy of my neighbors to try to get my pension for me but they had no form nor did they know how to draft the Declaration."

Edward's Pension Disbursement After His Death

Yancey Co., Court minutes from 9 Jul 1845

     "It appurtaining to the satisfaction of the court that Edward Waldroupe, a resident of said county was a Revolutionary Pensioner of the United States at the rate of $40 per annum, and died in said county and state on 14 Apr 1844, leaving the following eight children: viz: Eli, Solomon, Polly, David, Tom, James, Elizabeth Underwood, Nancy McDaniel all of lawful age and that they are the only surviving children of said Edward Warldropue, dec'd."

    Revolutionary War Record: North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. IX, S. 115.57. Appears Edward Wardrop 4.4.

Yancey Co., Court minutes from 1854

     Moses Wardrope, son and heir of Edward Wardrope, deceased, gave John Woodfin a power of attorney to examine the pension records of Edward Wardrop, dec'd. (Moses was not listed in the original documents for Pension)

     Edward died on 14 April 1844 in Yancey Co., North Carolina. Francis had died earlier (Thank you for this information Eva). Their children were:

1.  James N. Waldrop, born ca 1780.

2.  Nancy Waldrop, born: ca 1783. She married James McDaniel on 09 Feb 1810 in Green Co., Kentucky.

3.  William Waldrop, born: 1784 - 1794, b: 1785 per 1860 Census. (Note: I have no proof that William as the son of Edward, only that he was with Edward throughout many census records. Until I find other proof, I am leaving him here). William married at least twice. First to _______ (possibly Elizabeth Cochran?). William was granted 50 acres of land in Burke Co., North Carolina on 11 Oct 1815 on waters of Peppers Creek (Grant 3927), 50 acres of land on Peppers Creek the same day (Grant 3928), and 75 acres of land on 28 Feb 1817 (Grant 3929) - Thank you Carol Ann Waldrop. William and his family were listed in the 1810 Burke Co., North Carolina Census on page 203 with 1 male under 10, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26 next door to Edward. William and his family were listed in the 1820 Burke Co., North Carolina Census, page 18 with 1 male under 10, 1 male 10 to 16, 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10 to 16, and one female 18 to 26. Their family was then listed in the 1830 3rd Regiment, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census, page 286 with 2 males under 5, 1 male 10 to 15, 1 male 50 to 60, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5 to 10, 3 females 10 to 15, 3 females 15 to 20, and 1 female 40 to 50. Their family was then listed in the 1840 Southern District, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census records, page 164 with 1 male 10 to 15, 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 60 to 70, 1 female 5 to 10, 2 females 10 to 15, 1 female 15 to 20, and 1 female 40 to 50. William was listed in the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records living next to his son Peter Solomon, page 350.

     a.  Peter Solomon Waldrop, born: 1811, NC.or TN. He married Lydia Reece/Rice. Lydia was born ca 1827 in NC. Their family was listed in the 1850 Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census records, the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 350. Lydia was listed in the 1870 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records. Children: John W., Frankie "Fanny", Malinda, Catherine "Cassy", Mary Jane, Margaret, William Brownlow, Wesley, and Tennessee Waldrop.

     b.  _____ Waldrop? born: Unknown married to the Elizabeth "Betty" born ca 1809 in NC/SC, who was widowed in the 1850 Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census records, page 300A with the following children:  William, Nancy, Mary, Ann, Green B., Ezekial, Peter and John? Elizabeth was listed in the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 302, and the Ivy Twp., Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 451. Again, another loose end, but leaving this here.

     c.  Mary Waldrop, born 1828, NC

     d.  Emeline Waldrop, born 1831, NC

     William married second to Rachel Vinnah Roberts in 1849 in Greene Co., Tennessee (Thank you Carol Ann Roberts). William and Vinnah were listed in the 1850 Greenville, Greene Co., Tennessee Census records, page 155, and the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 350 living next to Peter Solomon's family. Vinnah was born ca 1829 in NC. Their children were:

     e.  James Waldrop, born Dec 1854, NC. He married Sarah Searcy on 16 Nov 1879. Sarah was born in Sep 1863 in North Carolina, the daughter of Joseph Searcy and Elizabeth Morris. Sarah died on 18 May 1923.Children: Mary, W. Andrew, and Luther Waldrop.

     f.  Jane Waldrop, born 1858, NC

4.  Elizabeth Waldrop, born: ca 1785. She married Caleb Underwood .

5.  Ann Waldrop, born before 1787, North Carolina. She married Jeremiah Jones on 03 Jun 1806 in Macon Co., North Carolina.  Jeremiah was born ca 1874 in North Carolina. They were listed in the 1860 Lawsonville PO, Rockingham Co., North Carolina Census, page 7.

6. Eli Waldrop, born: ca 1790, North Carolina. Eli married Nancy Lowrey. Nancy was born ca 1787. Eli and his family was then listed in the 1820 Burke Co., North Carolina Census, page 41 with 2 males under 10, 1 male 18 to 26, 2 females under 10, and 1 female 16 to 18 (Note: This does not quite match with the children below). They migrated to Macon Co., North Carolina, as their family was listed in the 1830 Macon Co., North Carolina Census records, page 15 with 2 males 5 and under, 2 males 5 to 10, 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 female 5 and under, 1 female 5 to 10, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 30 to 40. Nancy was listed in the 1860 Macon Co., North Carolina Census as living with her son Joab. Their children were:

     a.  William Waldrop, born: ca 1809, died 1894 in Clay Co., NC. He married Elizabeth _____. Elizabeth was born ca 1815 in North Carolina. William and his family were listed in the 1860 Ft. Hembree PO., Cherokee Co., North Carolina census, the 1870 Murphy Twp., Cherokee Co., North Carolina census , and the 1880 Murphy, Cherokee Co., North Carolina Census. Children: Sarah A., William E., Adolade, John, Jehu, Margaret, Cornelia, James, Eugenia, Lucius, Coradan, Nola, and Ulyses Waldrop.

     b.  James L. Waldrop, born: ca 1812. He married Nancy Rice on 15 Jan 1839. Nancy was born ca 1820 in North Carolina. Nancy and her children were listed in the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records,page 302. Children: Lucinda, John, Mary, Martha, Eli, William, Margaret, Sarah, and Nancy A. Waldrop.

     c.  Ambrose Waldrop, born: ca 1816, North Carolina. He married twice. He married first to Francis "Franky" Gibson one 03 Sept 1834 in Haywood Co., NC.  Franky was born ca 1814 to Nathan Gibson. Their family was listed in the 1860 Franklin PO, Macon Co., NC Census, page 245. Children: D. Franklin Lafayette, William A., Hugh M., Isaac, Adolphus C., Powell R., Alexander C., and Sarah E. C. Waldrop. Ambrose married second to Nancy West on 04 Sept 1864 in Macon Co., NC. Children: A.L.. and John S. Waldrop.

     d.  Naomi Waldrop, born: ca 1819, NC.

     e.  John H. Waldrop, born: ca 1824, NC.

     f.  Mary Emaline Waldrop, born: ca 1825, NC.

     g.  Jacob Siler Waldrop, born: 09 Aug 1827, NC.  He married Mary Emeline Nichols on 07 Nov 1846 in Macon Co., NC. Mary was born 11 Jan 1828 in NC, the daughter of Daniel Nichols and Mary Griggs. Jacob and his family were listed in the 1860 Franklin PO, Macon Co., NC Census, page 238, and the 1870 Franklin Twp., Macon Co., NC Census records. Children: Sarah Ann, William H., Thaddeus S., James A., Leander Clayton, Zebidee, Jacob Ellis, and Margaretta A. Waldrop.

     h.  Thomas Waldrop, born: 1829, NC.

     i.  Althea Waldrop, born: ca 1831, NC.

     j.  David Waldrop, born: ca 1832, NC. He married Hester Ann Nichols on 17 Jan 1852. Children: David Waldrop.

     k.  Susannah Waldrop, born: ca 1835, NC. Listed in the 1860 Macon Co., NC Census as living with her brother Joab.

     l.  Joab M. Waldrop, born: 22 Nov 1837, NC.  He married Pauline Harriet Moffit. Pauline was born 12 Feb 1841 to Josiah and Sally Moffit. Joab died 18 Nov 1928, and Pauline 21 Mar 1917. Joab and his family were listed in the 1860 Franklin PO, Macon Co., NC Census, page 275, and 1870 Franklin Twp., Macon Co., NC Census records. Children: Josiah Alexander, Rufus Eli, David, William H., Henry B., Benjamin, Sally, and Nancy Waldrop.

7.  Solomon Waldrop, (See 2nd Generation), born: ca 1796 in North Carolina.

8.  Thomas Waldrop, born: ca 1797, North Carolina. He married Isabella _____. Isabella was born ca 1811 in Kentucky. Their family was listed in the 1850 7th Dist., Hardin Co., Tennessee Census records, page 294. Their children were:

     a.  Nathan W. Waldrop, born: 1836, KY

     b.  Elizabeth Waldrop, born: 1840, KY

     c.  William Waldrop, born: 1841, TN

     d.  Hugh Waldrop, born: 1843, TN

     e.  Milly Waldrop, born: 1846, TN

     f.  Daniel Waldrop, born: 1849, TN

9.  Moses Waldrop, born: ca 1800, North Carolina. He married Mary Polly _____. Mary was born ca 1806 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1830 3rd Regiment, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census records, page 285 with 1 male under 5, 1 male 10 to 15, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 female under 5, and 1 female 20 to 30.  They were then listed in the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 297, and the 1870 Ivy Twp., Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 448. Their children were:

     a.  Eli Waldrop, born: ca 1828, NC. He married twice. Eli married first to Elizabeth M. _____. Elizabeth was born ca 1834 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 297, and the 1870 Ivy Twp., Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 449. Children: Peter C., Melvina Sarah, Mary L., Adaline L., Margaret, Jane M., Moses, Polly, Emeline, and John Waldrop. Eli married second to Minnie _____.

     b.  Mary Jane Waldrop, born: ca 1832, NC. She married John W. Hall on 27 Oct 1852 in Madison Co., North Carolina. John was born ca 1831 in Tennessee. Mary and her family were listed in the 1860 Bald Creek PO, Yancey Co., NC Census. Children:  James M., William T.,  Margaret, and John T. Hall.

     c.  Joseph W. Waldrop, born: ca 1833, NC.   He married Millie Arrington "Polly" Franks on 17 Apr 1859 in Madison Co., NC. Millie was born ca 1837 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 297. Millie was listed with her family in the 1870 Ivy Twp., Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 449, and the 1880 Bull Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census. Children: Hester, William A., Eliza M., Polly Evelyn, Cordelia R., Dorcas L., Josephus H., and Emelia L. Waldrop.

     d.  John H. Waldrop, born: Unknown, NC.

     e.  Caroline Waldrop, born: Unknown, NC.

     f.  Lucinda Waldrop, born: ca 1836, NC.

     g.  Dorcas L. Waldrop, born: ca 1842, NC. She married William Boone on 23 Mar 1861 in Madison Co., NC.  

10.  David Waldrop, born: Unknown. 

*****************2nd Generation*****************

     Solomon Waldrop born ca 1796 in North Carolina. He married Nancy _____. Nancy was born ca 1806 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1830 3rd Regiment, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census records, page 286 with 3 males under 5 (William, Edward, Absolum), 1 male 30 to 40, 1 female under 5 (Nancy), 1 female 30 to 40.  They were then listed in the 1840 Yancy Co., North Carolina Census records, page 284, with 2 males under 5 (Solomon, James), 3 males 5 to 10 (Jeremiah, Moses, Aaron), 2 males 10 to 15 (Edward, Absolum), 1 male 15 to 20 (William), 1 male 40 to 50 (Solomon), 1 male 80 to 90 (Edward), 1 female 5 to 10 (?), 1 female 10 to 15 (Nancy), 1 female 40 to 50 (Nancy). Their family was also listed in the 1850 Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census, and the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records, page 309. There was a Solomon Waldrop's Estate records listed on 08 Feb 1862, but there were no papers in the files. If this was our Solomon then he died ca 1861/62 in Madison Co., North Carolina. Solomon and Nancy's children were:

1.  William A. Waldrop, (See 3rd Generation) born: 1825 - 30 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

2.  Edward Waldrep, born: ca 1826 in North Carolina. He married Nancy Robinson. Nancy was born ca 1830 in Tennessee. Edward and his family were listed in the 1850 Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census, the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 361, and 1870 Madison Co., North Carolina Census records. Edward's will was probated on 13 Apr 1885 in Madison Co., North Carolina. His administrators were G. W. Waldrop and M. E. Robison. Edward and Nancy's children were:

     a.  George W. R. Waldrep, born: 24 Jul 1849, NC, died: 29 Jun 1925, Cocke Co., TN, married twice. He married first to Tanea? _____. She was born in 1859 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1880 Marshall, Madison Co., North Carolina Census. George was listed as widowed in the 1900 Civil District 13, Cocke Co., TN Census. Children: Lora, Evie, Alice, May, Aus, Stephen J., Stella, and Tennie Waldrep. He married second to Ellen Taylor on 19 Sep 1905 in Cocke Co., TN. Ellen was born in 1878 in Tennessee. Their family was listed in the 1910 and 1920 Cocke Co., TN Census records. George died on 29 Jun 1925 in Cocke Co., TN. George and Ellen's children: Georgia W. and Bonnie K. Waldrep.

     b.  Polly M. Waldrep, born: ca 1851, NC. She married William H. Ray on 28 Sep 1876 in Craven Co., NC. William was born on . Their family was listed in the 1880 Marshall, Madison Co., NC Census records. Children: Edward, and Hattie A. Ray.

     c.  Robert Taylor Waldrep, born: 10 Dec 1853, NC. He married Margaret Belle Louas. Martha was born on 14 Dec 1860 in Knox Co., TN, the daughter of Henry Louas and Nancy Eveline Bell.

     d.  Phinneta J. Waldrep, born: 10 Jan 1855, NC, died: 16 Mar 1921, married Jeremiah A. "Jerry" Redmon, born: 03 Oct 1839, NC, died: 05 May 1911.

     e.  Harriet Samantha Waldrep, born: 20 July 1857, NC. died: 06 Jul 1908, Madison Co., NC. She married James Leonard Johnson born: 11 May 1851, Madison Co., NC, the son of Nathan Johnson and Nancy Sams, died: 24 Jul 1914, Madison Co., NC. They both are buried in the Jewell Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Walnut, Madison Co., NC. Children: Hester Belle Johnson.

     f.  Margaret Waldrep, born: ca 1862, NC.

     g.  Edward Cornelius Waldrep, born: 18 Dec 1865, Madison Co., NC, died: 03 Feb 1949, Knoxville,Knox Co., TN, married Margaret Lucinda Rector, born: 19 Feb 1867, died: 27 May 1938, Knox Co., TN. They both are buried in the Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN.

     h.  James Waldrep, born: ca 1869, NC.

3.  Absolum S. Waldrop, born: ca 1827 in North Carolina. He married twice. He married first to Susannah _____. Susannah was born ca 1829 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1850 Madison Co., North Carolina Census, the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 309, and the 1880 Bull Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census.   Their children were:

     a.  Allison W. "Alfred" Waldrop, born ca 1850.  He married Amanda E. ______.  Amanda was born ca 1852 in NC.  Children:  Adolphus E., Jane, James, and Rosa L. Waldrop

     b.  Cordelia Luartz Waldrop, born ca 1853.

     c.  Polly M. Waldrop, born ca 1856, Madison Co., NC, died: 20 Nov 1929, Madison Co., NC, married George Grooms, born: 1862 Cocke Co., TN, died: 20 Jun 1930, Madison Co., NC. They both are buried in the Coates Cemetery, Madison Co., NC.

     Absolum married second to Martha E. Bellow on 16 May 1899. Their children were:

     d.  George Dewey Waldrop, born: 04 Jun 1898, Madison Co., NC, died: Apr 1975, married Stella Stewart, born: 02 Jul 1909, Pickens Co., SC, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Stewart, died: 30 Oct 1989. They both are buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Westminster, Oconee Co., SC.

4. Nancy E. Waldrop, born ca 1829 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. She married Asa Washington Sams on 21 Oct 1852, Madison Co., NC. Asa was born ca 1835, the son of James Price Sams and Winifred Bradley. Asa was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War in the 5th US Volunteer Infantry. Their family was listed in the 1860 Dist. 18, Washington Co., TN Census, pg. 203b, household 1032. Asa died ca 1865. Nancy and her family were next listed in the 1870 Twp. 3, Madison Co., NC Census, pg. 364b, household 232, and the the 1880 Bull Creek, Madison Co., NC Census, pg. 62b, household 370. Nancy died 30 Jan 1890. Their children were:

     a.  Mary Ann Sams, born 18 Jul 1853, Madison Co., NC, died: 09 Jul 1918, Knox Co., KY, married Hiram K. Hollifield, born: 07 Jun 1862, NC, died: 07 Mar 1926, Knox Co., KY. They both are buried in the Brafford Cemetery, Emanuel, Knox Co., KY.

     b.  John F. Sams, born ca 1855, Madison Co., NC, died: before 1900 Census, married Margaret Josephine "Josephine" _____, born: 02 Nov 1857, died: 08 Sep 1941, Knox Co., KY and buried in the Calvary Cemetery, Corbin, Knox Co., KY.

     c.  Josiah Sams, born ca 1861.

     d.  James H. Sams, born 20 Jan 1862, Madison Co., NC, died: 12 Apr 1913, Knox Co., KY, married Mary Etta Ramsey, born: 06 Mar 1864, NC, the daughter of Edward Sams and Nancy George, died: 17 Nov 1937, Knox Co., KY. They both are buried in the Calvary Cemetery, Corbin, Knox Co., KY.

     e.  Asa Bradley Sams, born 13 Dec 1863, TN, died: 25 Jul 1951, Rockcastle Co., KY, married Laura J. _____, born: 28 Apr 1867, died: 09 Jul 1922, Rockcastle Co., KY. They both are buried in the Maretburg Cemetery, Maretburg, Rockcastle Co., KY.

5. Matilda Waldrop, born ca 1831 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

6. Jeremiah N. Waldrop, born ca 1832 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. He married Martha "Patsey" Ammons. Martha was born ca 1832 in North Carolina, the daughter of Thomas Ammons and Elizabeth Peek. Their family was listed in the 1860 Stecoah PO., Cherokee Co., North Carolina Census records, page 457 two doors down from his cousin Lewis, and the 1870 Cheoah, Cherokee Co., North Carolina Census records, page 270. Their children were:

     a.  Nancy Waldrop, born ca 1853 in North Carolina.

     b.  Minerva Waldrop, born ca 1855 in North Carolina.

     c.  Thomas N. Waldrop,born ca 1856 in North Carolina.

     d.  James Waldrop, born ca 1857 in North Carolina.

     e.  Minerva Waldrop, born ca 1859 in North Carolina.

     f.  Jefferson Aaron Waldrop, born ca 1861 in North Carolina.

     g.  Dicie Waldrop, born ca 1864 in North Carolina.

     h.  Absolum Waldrop, born ca 1866.

     i.  Mary A. Waldrop, born ca 1868.

     j.  John Waldrop, born ca 1872.

     k.  Elizabeth Waldrop, born ca 1874.

7.  Moses Waldrop, born ca 1833 in Yancey Co., North Carolina.

8.  Laurania Waldrop, born ca 1835 in Yancey Co., North Carolina. 

9.  Aaron J. Waldrop, born ca 1836 in Yancey Co., North Carolina. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Bradley on 23 December 1865 in Madison Co., North Carolina. Betty was born ca 1846, the daughter of Jeremiah Bradley and Lydia Hooker. Aaron and his family were listed in the 1880 Bull Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census. Their children were:

     a.  Solomon A. Waldrop, born ca 1868 in North Carolina.

     b.  Aaron J. Waldrop, born ca 1872 in North Carolina.

     c.  Jethro P. Waldrop, born ca 1876 in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth M. McHowe on Jun 1892.

     d.  Elijah/Ahijah Waldrop, born ca 1880 in North Carolina.

     e.  Mollie Waldrop, born ca 1881.

10.  Solomon S. Waldrop, born ca 1838 in Yancey Co., North Carolina. I have two different deaths for Soloman. 1st I have his death on 03 May 1863 in Chancelorsville, and one on 04 Sep 1861 in Virginia. Not sure which one is correct.

11.  James H. Waldrop, born ca 1839 in Yancey Co., North Carolina. He died on 31 Dec 1862 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He married Matilda Faire on 17 Apr 1859 in Madison Co., North Carolina. James and Matilda were listed in the 1860 Madison Co.,North Carolina Census records, page 309.

12.  Elizabeth Waldrop, born ca 1843 in Yancey Co., North Carolina.

13.  Sarah A. Waldrop, born ca 1845 in Yancey Co., North Carolina. 

14.  Ann E. Waldrop, born ca 1847 in Yancey Co., North Carolina.

*****************3rd Generation*****************

     William A. Waldrop born 1825 - 30 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina, married twice. He married first Mary Elizabeth Worley. Mary was born: 1829 in North Carolina, the daughter of Nathan Worley and Susannah King. William was a soldier in the Co. A, 5th Bat. of the North Carolina State Troops. He enlisted on 15 May 1862. William filed for a Pension in Madison Co., North Carolina on 18 Jul 1901 and was not approved. Their family was listed in 1850 Buncombe Co., North Carolina Census, the 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 329, the 1870 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 432, the 1880 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, and the 1900 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 127, and the 1910 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 275. William and Mary's children were:

1.  Noah Carl Waldrop, born: 14 Jul 1845, Madison Co., NC, died: 06 Dec 1921 in Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Margaret M. McKinney ca 1905 per the 1910 Census. Margaret was born in 1839, and died on 23 Apr 1925. Margaret was previously married. Noah is buried in the Zion Cemetery, North Carolina, and Margaret is buried in the Liberty Cemetery, Buncombe Co., North Carolina. No children together.

2.  John Wesley Wardrup, (See 4th Generation),born: 27 Dec 1846 in Madison Co., North Carolina.

3.  Amborse Waldrop, born: 1849 in North Carolina.

4.  Henry Waley Waldroup, born: 25 Nov 1850 in Madison Co., North Carolina, died on 24 Apr 1914 in Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Nancy Emeline "Emma" Plemmons on 23 Sept 1869 in Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina. Nancy was born on 08 Jan 1845 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina, the daughter of John H. Plemmons and Nancy Sluder. Henry and his family were listed in the 1870 and 1880 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, and the 1910 Spring Creek Census, page 276.  Nancy died on 21 Jun 1936. Their children were:

     a.  Mary Jane Waldroup, born: 01 Aug 1871, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina. She d: 28 Dec 1913, Madison Co., North Carolina.

     b.  Sarah Ann Waldroup, born: 14 Aug 1872, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina, died: 15 Dec 1946, Harlan Co., Kentucky. She married William Tobias Bright, b: 05 Feb 1871, North Carolina, the son of James B. Bright and Harriet Elizabeth Price. They both are buried in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hot Springs, Madison Co., North Carolina. Children: Cretio, Mollie "Nellie", Fred William, Bessie, Thomas Eddie, Sarah Mildred, Mary E, Harriet Elizabeth, Paul Jones, and Ona B. Bright.

     c.  Nancy Melinda Waldroup, born: 05 Jan 1876, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina, died: 15 May 1942, Madison Co., North Carolina, married Charlie Daniel Finley, born: 04 Oct 1879, died: 20 Dec 1967. They both are buried in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hot Springs, Madison Co., North Carolina. Children: Ralph D., Mae Eulala, Henry Howard, Dan Webster, and William Hamrick Finley.

     d.  Maude E. Waldroup, born: 28 Apr 1891, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina, died: 19 Jul 1894, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina.

     e.  Burnett Sylvester Waldroup, born: 16 Jul 1894, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina, d: 04 Jan 1980, buried Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Violet Worsham. Violet was born on 05 Dec 1901 Madison Co., North Carolina, the daughter of Robert Pemberton Worsham and Laura Jane Kerley. She died on 19 Oct 1982, and is buried in the same cemetery. Children: Ruth Waldroup.

     f.  Fannie L. Waldroup, born: June 1896, North Carolina. She married Woodson Andy Henderson, born: 14 Feb 1901 in Madison Co., North Carolina, the son of Charles W. Henderson and Virgie M. Lusk, died: 06 Aug 1989, Henderson Co., North Carolina. Children: Louise, Ruby, and Lucille Henderson.

5.  Margaret E. Waldrop, born: June 1850, North Carolina, died: 21 Jan 1924, Hot Springs, Madison Co., North Carolina. She married Charles Johnson on 01 Oct 1871 in Madison Co., North Carolina.  Charles was born in May 1850 in North Carolina. Children:

     a.  John W. Johnson,born: Mar 1876, Madison Co., North Carolina.

     b.  William M. "Bill" Johnson, born: 1878, Madison Co., North Carolina.

     c.  Jonah L. Johnson,born: 11 Jun 1880, Madison Co., North Carolina, died 27 Jun 1948. He married Dollie ______. Jonah is buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Hot Springs, Madison Co., North Carolina.

6.  Malinda J. Waldrop, born: 1854. She married James M. Colwell on 20 Oct 1872 in Madison Co., North Carolina. There children were:

     a.  Sadie Elizabeth Colwell, born on 16 Feb 1855, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina, died on 17 Oct 1942, and is buried in the Reynolds Cemetery, North Carolina. She married Harrison T. Brown, born: 1852, North Carolina.

     b. William Henry Colwell, born on 22 May 1879, and died on 19 Jul 1956, and is buried in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Carrie Anderson, born: 1877, North Carolina. Children: Carter, Rickmon, Lillie, Millard, and Villie Colwell.

7.  Nathan William Wardrup, born: 1855. He married Elizabeth "Bettie" Presley. Bettie was born in 1850 in Kentucky. Their family was listed in the 1880 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census. Nathan died on 27 Aug 1918, and Bettie died on 27 Aug 1918. They both are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee. Their children were:

     a. Dora A. Wardrup, born in 1877 in Madison Co., NC.

     b. Carrie Wardrup, born on 15 May 1880 in Madison Co., NC, died: 22 Nov 1914, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, married Isaac Cagle.

     c. Stephen Wardrup, born in 1883 in Madison Co., NC.

     d. Anna Wardrup, born in 1887 in Madison Co., NC.

8.  Garrett Waldroup, born on 23 Jul 1857 in Madison Co., North Carolina, and died on 08 Sept 1943 in Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Laura A. Wilson on 13 Jun 1879 in Madison Co., North Carolina.  Laura was born 10 Nov 1863, Madison Co., North Carolina, and died: 18 Aug 1934, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina. Garrett and Laura were listed in the 1880 Pine Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, and the 1910 Spring Creek Twp., Madison Co., North Carolna Census records, page.275. Their children were:

     a. Nora Lee Waldroup, born in Feb 1883, NC, died: 28 Oct 1933, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. Buried Bluff Cemetery, Bluff, Madison Co., North Carolina. Never married.

     b. William Swann Waldroup, born in 12 Jul 1885, Spring Creek, Madison Co., NC, died: 27 Oct 1914

     c. Margaret A. "Maggie" Waldroup, born in Aug 1887, NC.

     d. Cora E. Waldroup, born in Jul 1890, NC, married Joseph Bradley Black, born: 1882, NC. Children: Leona M., William, Jennie, Russell, Henry, Rachel, Joseph, and Everleen Black.

     e. Henry Crawford Waldroup, born in 05 Feb 1893, Madison Co., NC, died: 08 Jan 1967, Kannapolis, Cabarrus Co., NC. He married Eliza Fagan, born: 1899, NC. Children: Foch, Bertha Beatrice, William Edward, and Sidney Thomas Waldroup

     f. Ora D. Waldrop, born in Dec 1895, NC.

     g. Bertha L. Waldroup, born 26 May 1898, Madison Co., NC, died: 01 Feb 1988, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina. Married _____ Brown.

9.  Adolphus Ervin Waldroup, born on 06 Mar 1865 in Yancey Co., North Carolina, and died on 08 Mar 1916 in Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Ann Bright on 29 Apr 1884. Ann was born in May 1873 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1900 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 127, and the 1910 Spring Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina Census, page 275. Their children were:

     a. Edward J. "Edd" Waldroup, born on 25 Jul 1885 in Madison Co., North Carolina. He died on 27 Aug 1957, married Mary Matilda Waldroup, born: 1886, Madison Co., NC, the daughter of William "Bill" Waldroup and Mollie Hensley, died: 25 Feb 1931, Madison Co., NC. They both are buried in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co., North Carolina. Children: Hubert, Lillie, Rosie, Thelma, Elmer Woodrow, Edna Mae, Hattie Elizabeth, and Dolphus Ethel Waldroup.

     b. Noah Cleveland Waldroup, born on 10 May 1887 in Madison Co., North Carolina. He died on 18 Jan 1952, and is buried in the Bluff Cemetery, Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Margaret Elizabeth Kerley. Children: Boyd F., Ethel A., Otis R., Ruby Mae, and Floyd Woodrow Waldroup.

     c. Frances Melinda Waldrop, born 01 Nov 1890, Madison Co., NC, died: 06 Nov 1959, Buncombe Co., NC. She is buried in the Mtn View Memorial Park, Black Mtn, Buncombe Co., NC. She married J. B. Brooks.

     d. Anna Waldroup, born Mar 1892, Madison Co., North Carolina

     e. Della A. Waldroup, born 06 Sep 1895, Madison Co., NC, died: 31 Oct 1963, married Frank Sevier Brooks. Frank was born: 20 APr 1882, Madison Co., NC, the son of Harvey Brooks and Margaret Stanton, died: 23 Feb 1954 , Buncombe Co., NC. Both are buried in the Azalea Methodist Church Cemetery, Azalea, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

     f. William C. Waldroup, born on 19 Jul 1896 in Madison Co., North Carolina. He died on 27 Feb 1969, and is buried in the Rice Cove Cemetery, Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Sarah Kate "Sallie" Waldroup. Sarah was born: 05 May 1898, NC, the daughter of William "Bill" Waldroup and Mollie Hensley, died: 30 Aug 1928, and is buried in the State Hospital Cemetery, Morgantown, Burke Co., NC. Children: Loyd Waldroup, and Woodrow Wilson Waldrop.

     g. Alice Waldroup, born Apr 1898, Madison Co., North Carolina

     h. Obah Waldroup, born 1902, Madison Co., North Carolina

     i. Dewey G. Waldrop, born 25 May 1905, Madison Co., NC, died: 20 Jul 1964, Buncombe CO., NC.

10.  Mary Ann Waldrop, born: 21 Mar 1868, died: 15 Nov 1919. She married Stephen Collison Worley. Stephen was born: 02 Oct 1868 the son of William M. Worley and Sarah Jane Waldroup. He died: 09 May 1946. They both are buried in the Eldon Henderson Cemetery, Madison Co., North Carolina. Their children were:

     a. Cora Belle Worley, born on 15 Sep 1889 in Madison Co., North Carolina, and died on 20 May 1914. She is buried in the Mars Hill Cemetery, Madison Co., North Carolina. She married Samuel Erwin Edwards in 1907 in Big Pine, Madison Co., North Carolina. Samuel was born on 28 Aug 1883, the son of William M. Edwards and Ruth Ann Morgan. Samuel died on 26 Oct 1968, and is buried in the Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston, North Carolina. Children: Velma Isla, Stephen A., Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson Edwards.

     b. Ulysses Grant Worley, born on 27 Mar 1890 in North Carolina. He died on 14 May 1946. He married Ella Caldwell. Ella was born on 23 Jan 1888, and died on 12 May 1942. They both are buried in the Worley Cemetery, Lower Big Pine, Madison Co., North Carolina. Children: Leonard, Ida Belle, and Ruth Nell Worley.

     c. Melissa Jennie Worley, born 24 Jul 1892, Madison Co., North Carolina.

     d. Everett Lecost Worley, born 28 Apr 1894 in Madison Co., North Carolina, died: 02 Apr 1986, Buncombe Co., North Carolina..

     e. Kelly Vernon Worley, born 22 Jul 1900, Madison Co. North Carolina, died on 14 Feb 1970, Buncombe Co., North Carolina and is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina. He married Sallie Buckner.

     f. Carrie M. Worley, born in 1900 in North Carolina.

     g. Creta Bonnie Worley, born in 1901, Madison Co., North Carolina. She married Dallas Marvin Worley. Dallas was born on 19 Apr 1896, the son of Joseph A. Worley and Sallie Elvira Jarrett, died: 19 Dec 1960, Buncombe Co., North Carolina. Buried in the Moutain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

     h. Ada L. Worley, born 26 Mar 1904, Madison Co., North Carolina.

     i. Annie Mae Worley, born 14 May 1910, Madison Co., North Carolina.

11. Harriet E. Waldroup, born: 1870, Madison Co., North Carolina. She married twice. She married first to a Mr. Williams, and second to William Scruggs, born: 10 Dec 1868, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, the son of George Scruggs and Margaret Caver, died: 25 Oct 1954, McDowell Co., West Virginia. Children: (Thank you Cora Mae Northup)

     a. Floyd Adolphus Scruggs born in 1893, Madison Co., North Carolina, died: 25 Dec 1918, McDowell Co., West Virginia. He married Martha Arrington on 23 Dec 1916 in McDowell Co., West Virginia.

     b. Artie Scruggs, born 04 May 1895, Madison Co., North Carolina, and died 16 June 1977, Contra Costa Co., California. She married William Preston Mullins, born: 09 May 1888, Avondale Co., West Virginia, died: 04 May 1966, Contra Costa Co., California. Children: William H., and Geneva N. Scruggs.

     c. Luther Edward "Edd" Scruggs, born 09 Nov1897, Madison Co., North Carolina, and died in Feb 1976, McDowell Co., North Carolina. He married Della Fisher, born: 1902 in Virginia. Children: Luther Edward, Lucy, Bessie J., and Bobbie Scruggs.

     d. Laura Scruggs,born in 1899, West Virginia, died on 14 Sep 1923, McDowell Co., West Virginia. She married George McGuire.

     e. Minnie Scruggs, born Dec 1900, in West Virginia. Married Jack Knight, Carl Brewster, a Mr. Riffle, and Huston Wylke.

     f. Milton "Milt" Scruggs,born 1904, West Virginia.

     g. M. Lola Scruggs, born 05 Oct 1908, and died on 05 May 1985 in Lewisburg, West Virginia. She married Isom Mullins, born 1900, West Virginia, and the brother of William Preston Mullins who married Artie Scruggs.

     William remarried after the death of his wife Mary Elizabeth Worley, to Laura Ann Sawyer on 14 Oct 1901. William died on 08 Oct 1913 probably in Madison Co., North Carolina.

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