JARVIS Genealogy and Family Roots
- "A softe paas he wente over the strete
- Un-til a smith men cleped daun GERVEYS,"
- - The Miller's Tale - ca 1390
- "With silent step he went across the street
- Unto a smith whom men called Dan Jarvis"
Jabez JARVIS was born around 1720 or 1730, perhaps
in New Jersey. Sometime after 1750 he left New Jersey for Frederick
Co Maryland where he rented land in 1763. By 1769 he was in
Rowan/Surry Co NC. The descendancy chart below is very incomplete
and undoubtedly contains errors. Any additions or corrections you
can make would be greatly appreciated.
j2desc01.txt 181,120 07-23-02 Descendants of Jabez JARVIS Sr
- Note: The wife of Jabez JARVIS was NOT Kezia RIDGE.
James JARVIS (Rowan Co) was married to Sarah KELLY but records have not been
found to document when or where. Very little has been found to
document their lives in MD, but we know James JARVIS did lease
"Quince Orchard" in Frederick Co MD in 1770 from Henry CLAGETT.
Mr. CLAGGETT'S will mentions "Widow JARVIS" still living on the
land in 1777. All of their children migrated to Rowan Co., NC
in 1781 and settled in Wachovia, near Muddy Creek. James and
Susannah stayed and lived their lives out in that community but
their brothers and sister migrated to South Carolina, Georgia,
Indiana, and Michigan. [This information from
Faye Moran. Be sure to
check her home page]
james.txt 9,632 08-10-96 Descendants of James JARVIS
James JARVIS (Wilkes Co) was born in 1766. He died in May 1850 in Wilkes Co., North
Carolina. James JARVIS is the first JARVIS to appear in Wilkes Co., and
therefore is probably the ancestor of most of the Wilkes Co. JARVISes.
James and a female are listed in the 1787 census as between 21 and 60 years
of age, with no children and no blacks in the household. Based on their
lack of children, it is very likely that they were recently married and of a
fairly young age. According to the 1850 mortality schedule, James would
have been 21 years old at the time of the state census. This information has
been provided by Ed Slane. For further information see the website at
wilkes.txt 60,970 03-07-99 Descendants of James JARVIS
William JARVIS was born 1776, probably in Virginia. He moved
to Kentucky and later to Illinois where he died in 1841 leaving sons James
Edmund and Ephraim. My thanks to Chris
and John Jarvis for this information.
william.txt 16,268 04-20-97 Descendants of William JARVIS
Where They Were
Here's where the North Carolina JARVISes were in 1850. For enlarged
copy of this map click here.
I hope to eventually get all the JARVIS census records extracted
for the southern and border states. Here are some of the ones extracted
nc1820.zip 4,215 08-15-96 JARVISes in the 1820 census for North Carolina
nc1830.zip 7,596 05-23-96 JARVISes in the 1830 census for North Carolina
nc1840.zip 8,615 05-10-96 JARVISes in the 1840 census for North Carolina
nc1850.zip 17,753 05-10-96 JARVISes in the 1850 census for North Carolina
1850 in html for web browsing
tn1850.zip 3,841 10-01-96 JARVISes in the 1850 census for Tennessee
- 1850 Texas Census
- 1860 Texas Census
- 1870 Texas Census
- 1880 Texas Census
- 1900 Texas Soundex
- 1910 Texas Soundex
- 1920 Texas Soundex
JARVISes and JERVISes in the Civil War
- In April 1865, during the final days of the Civil War, as
the Confederate Government evacuated Richmond, its archives were
shipped south, burned, or abandoned. Some of the military records
passed into the hands of Union Army officers and were sent to the
War Department in Washington. There the Adjutant General in July
1865 established a bureau in his office for the "collection,
safekeeping, and publication of Rebel Archives." In 1903 the
Secretary of War persuaded the Governors of most Southern States
to lend the War Department the Confederate military personnel
records in their possession for copying.
- These captured and copied Confederate records, as well as
Union prison and parole records, were abstracted by the War
Department between 1903 and 1927 to compile military service
records of Confederate officers, noncommissioned officers, and
enlisted men. NARA, however, does not have any Confederate
pension files, which are state, not federal, records.
- [Note: I copied these in the order that they appeared on the
microfilm. There are duplications and errors on the original.
("Bryan", "Bryant", and "Ryan" are surely the same individual.)
I undoubtedly introduced more errors in my transcription. Sorry
'bout that. I believe the two ranks represent the rank
going in and the rank coming out, but no guarantees.]
Other JARVIS researchers are:
- Jabez JARVIS of Buncombe Co NC and Yancey Co NC
- Teresa Howard by email
- Sandra Fender by email
- Landon JERVIS of Madison Co NC
- Brian Deaver by email
- Rezia JARVIS of White Co TN
- Nancy Cheek by email
- Riley Erwin by email
- Rezia JARVIS of Warren Co TN
- Nona Nunnelly by email
- George Stroud by email
- Steve Martonak by email
- Levi JARVIS of Union Co MS
- Gloria Rouse by email
- Abner JARVIS of Warren Co TN
- Michael Hurdle's website
- Lydia JARVIS and Elijah FLETCHER
- Jim Dabbs by email.
- James JARVIS of Rowan Co NC
- Faye Moran's website
- The JARVISes of Wilkes Co NC
- Ed Slane's website
- William JARVIS
- Chris Jarvis by email
- John Jarvis by email
- Calvin JARVIS b 1824 Kentucky
- CRJARVIS by email.
- James JARVIS b 1838 Guernsey Co OH m Anna Marie MCCLUSKEY
- Jane Snell Copes by email.
- Mike Jarvis by email
- Or check the latest Roots Surname List
- And be sure to check the JARVISes on GenForum
Is Anyone Researching The Long Island JARVISes?
- The given name "Eliphalet" occurs among the Long Island JARVIS and among
the descendants of Jabez JARVIS of Surry Co NC.
Is there a connection?
- Eunice JARVIS, daughter of Thomas JARVIS, married Daniel KELLOGG
in 1724 in Huntington Long Island. How do these JARVIS tie in
with the other JARVISes? Contact Michael Hurdle .
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