Jarvis Family

First Generation:

James Jarvis married Sarah Kelly sometime before 1757. Very little has been found to tell us about their early lives in Maryland, but we do know James Jarvis leased Quince Orchard in Frederick County, MD in 1770 from Henry Clagett. Mr. Claggett's Will mentions "Widow Jarvis" still living on the same tract of land in 1777. All of the children migrated to Rowan County, NC in 1781 and settled near Mudddy Creek next to the Wachovia tract. James and Susannah stayed and lived their lives in Hope (present-day Forsyth) but their brothers and sister migrated to South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.

Second Generation:

Children of James Jarvis and Sarah Kelly
Zadock Jarvis (abt. 1755-aft. 1815) m. Cynthia Valinda (possibly Burch)
Elisha Jarvis (1757-1837, SC) m. Drucilla Smith (1766- after 1837)
Susannah Jarvis (c1760-1843, NC) m. Lewis Mullikin
James Jarvis (1762-1837) m. 2) Sallie Padgett (1761-1814); 3) Sarah Cheshire (abt.1791-1842)
Margaret "Peggy" Jarvis (1766-1843) m. Benjamin Mullikin (1765-1852)

It appears from the 1790 Rowan County Census records that James Jarvis was married before he moved to North Carolina in 1781. His household in 1790 included (James, Head of Household, 16+), and 2 females including head of family. The other female could be his sister Margaret or it could be that James had a daughter by 1790.

The 1790 Rowan County Census:
Elijah Jarvis is listed with 1 male 16+; 1 male under 16; and 3 females including head of family.
James Jarvis is listed with 1 male 16+ and 2 females including head of family.
Zadock Jarvis is listed with 1 male+16; 3 males under 16; and 4 females including head of family.

Inferior Court, Wednesday, May 7, 1792
William Logan, orphan of James Logan, deceased, being of lawful age, came into Court and elected Nathan Peck his Guardian who gave bond with James Jarvis bail in amount of $25 (pounds.) Rowan P & Qs, Inferior Court, page 527, Microfilm # C.085.30001.

Who is Thomas Jarvis, 1800 Rowan County, NC Census, page 362, living in the same district as Zadock Jarvis, Lewis Mullican, Samuel Peake and Jonathan Markland?

Who is William Jarvis that married Elizabeth Jones, January 22, 1806, Rowan County, NC? Wm. Jarvis from John Garner, 120 acres on Dutchman's Creek, next to Wm. McMahon, Lewis Hicks, Samuel Austen, Batson Nailor. Wit: John Ellis, Wm. McMahon.

Who is Nathan Jarvis that married Rebecca Peck, Rowan County, NC, 1811?

Third Generation:

Children of James Jarvis and 2) Sallie Padgett
Bryan Jarvis (abt. 1797-1849) m. Margaret "Peggy" Danner (1804-after 1870)
Jonathan Jarvis (abt. 1799) m Susan Cheshire (abt. 1802-bef. 1841)
James Jarvis, Jr. (abt. 1800-1847) m. 1) Delpha Cheshire; 2) Elizabeth Maria (Marie) Campbell (1803-1843);
3) Mary Ann Holland

James Jarvis and Sallie Padgett were married in 1795 and are found listed in the 1810 Stokes County, NC Federal Census (Salem District). James and Sallie are "45 and up" and 2 sons are "up to 16" and one son is "up to 10." There are no female children listed. Sallie Padgett died in 1814 and James soon married Sarah Cheshire. She is named "Sarah Gentry Jarvis" in her father's will dated 1841.


Children of James Jarvis and 3) Sarah Cheshire
Amos Jarvis (1816-1845) m. Mary Hauser (1821-1905)
(After the death of Amos Jarvis in 1845, Mary Hauser Jarvis married Benjamin F. Bowles of Davie County in 1853. The marriage was performed by "T. Cheshire, Justice of the Peace.")

Enoch Jarvis (c1818/1820-1863) m. 1) Catherine "Katie" Styers (?-aft. 1850); 2) Betsy Ann Chafin
Elliott Jarvis (did not marry)
Nancy Rebecca Jarvis (1823-1919) m. Jacob Cook (1814-1859)
Warren Jarvis (1825, NC - died on a riverboat in Natchez, MS, still living in NC 1842) (did not marry)
Tennison Jarvis (1827-1863) m. Mary Jane Boyer (1829-1904)
William Jarvis (1833-1894) m. Emily Reich (1836-1906)

Inventory & Account, James Jarvis estate, October 1837

The Stokes County Will Book, page 108, no date. Noncupative will of Sarah (Cheshire) Jarvis, December Term, 1842. (sons) Warren, Tennison and William and (dau.) Nancy to have cloth for clothing.

Fourth Generation:

Children of Amos Jarvis and Mary Hauser
Simeon A. Jarvis (1844-aft. 1865)

Simeon A. Jarvis enlisted on March 17, 1862 in Yadkin Co., NC as a Corporal and mustered into "H" Co., NC 54th Infantry. On November 7, 1863 Simeon was listed as POW at Rappahannock Station, VA and confined at the Old Caitol Prison in Washington, DC. He was transferred to Johnson's Island, OH where he took the Oath of Allegiance on June 13, 1865.


Children of Enoch Jarvis and Catherine "Katie" Styers
Sarah Jarvis
William Jarvis
Waman Jarvis


Children of Tennison Jarvis and Mary Jane Boyer (photo)Tennyson
Alexander Tennyson "Sandy" Jarvis (1850-1931,OK) m. Emily Sheets (1848-1932,OK)
James Edward Jarvis (1850-1941) m. 1) Augusta Norman (1851-1876)
(d/o Meredith and Belinda Norman; 2)Mary Victoria Harper
Elizabeth Jane Jarvis (1852-1935) m. William Thomas Warner
Francis "Frank" M. Jarvis (1853-1880) did not marry
Laura A. Jarvis (1856-1932) (photo) m. Rev. Daniel A. Binkley
Warren Franklin Jarvis (1859-1924) m. Florina Elizabeth Ketner (1860-1914)
Miriah Emmeline Jarvis (1860-1900) m. Peter Lemual Doub

Fifth Generation:

Children of James Edward Jarvis and Mary Victoria Harper James
Lillie Catherine Jarvis (1882-1958) (photo) m. William Francis Vogler
William Monroe Jarvis (1884-?) m. Anna Stultz (no children)
Laura Elizabeth Jarvis (1886-1972) m. Charles Marvin Craft (1883-1952)
Stella P. Jarvis (died an infant)
John Franklin Jarvis (1890-1976) m.Kate Jane Lowder (1896-1974)
Simeon Tennyson Jarvis (1897-1972) m. Frances Mae Fisher (1895-1988)

Sixth Generation:

Children of John Franklin Jarvis and Kate Jane Lowder John
James Lewis Jarvis (1915-1986) m. 1) G. Ketner; 2) Addie Slaydor (1922-1966)
Roy Franklin Jarvis (1917-1992) m. Bessie Vera Hall (1919-1983)
William Tennyson Jarvis (1919) m. Glenola M. Farrington
Harold Curtis Jarvis (1922) m. Mary Louise Welfare
John Raymond Jarvis (1924) m. Barbara Ellen Martin
Thurman Lowder Jarvis (1927) m. Lorene M. Tesh
Carolyn Jane Jarvis (1937) m. 1) Robert Herman; 2) George Holmes (?-1995); 3) Eugene Carter

Harold Curtis Jarvis World War II Remembrances

Seventh Generation:

Children of Roy Franklin Jarvis and Vera Bessie Hall
Larry Daniel Jarvis (1940-) m. 1) Linda Elliott, 2) Linda Kimball
Infant daughter (1941-1941)
Faye Diane Jarvis (1943-) m. 1) R. Aaron; 2) Gary Ward Moran
Dale Jarvis (1945-) m. 1) Larry Gulledge (?-1996), 2) John Moorefield
Pennie Delane Jarvis (1950-) m. Dale Allen Fletcher


On April 2, 1998 Ann Sheek wrote an article for the Winston Salem Journal
Historic: Old Clemmons homeplace has a colorful past

Jarvis Family History by Billy Wayne Jarvis (privately published)

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