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Notes for Francis Biddix

CAUTION! There is confusion regarding the children of John & Hannah. We hope to add further information as it becomes available.
See Other Documents--John Bittick/Biddix Revolutionary War Pension File, Item 10, Part 2:

Francis[?] Bittick was Born the 28[?] Day of February[?] in the year 1790
Toe River Valley Heritage, Vol 2, page 183, No. 228
John & Hannah (Blunt) Bittick/Biddix:
XII. Francis (b. ca. 1800; d. 186? in McDowell Co.), married Sarah Hensley.
Born February 27, 1790 in Surry Co, North Carolina given by Brent Bertram, Family Group Record #0123 - not proven.
Francis Biddix Census Enumerations:

1820 No Township Listed, Burke Co, North Carolina, p11, line 27:
Francis Bedicks = 00001/2011/01
1m 26-45 c1775-94 = Francis b1790
2f -10 c1810-20 = Mary c1817
= Hannah 'Matilda' c1820
1f 16-25 c1794-1804 = who? sister of Francis or Sarah?
1f 26-45 c1775-94 = Sarah Hensley c1795
1 in agriculture

1830 Burke Co, NC, p178, line 1:
Francis Bidicks - 010001/21101
1m 5-10 c1820-25 = James
1m 30-40 c1790-1800 = Francis Biddix
1f 5-10 c1825-30 = Hannah
c1825-30 = Matilda
1f 10-15 c1820-25 = Mary M.
1f 10-15 c1815-20 =
1f 20-30 c1800-10 = Sarah Hensley

1840 North Catawba River?, Burke Co, North Carolina, p301, line 15:
Frank Bidix - 0111001/1112101
1m 5-10 c1830-35 = John William c1833
1m 10-15 c1825-30 = James A. c1826
1m 15-20 c1820-25 = unknown
1m 40-50 c1790-1800 = Francis c1790
1f -5 c1835-40 = Cynthia c1837
1f 5-10 c1830-35 = Marinda c1830
1f 10-15 c1825-30 = Sarah c1827
2f 15-20 c1820-25 = Hannah Matilda c1820 & Nancy c1822
1f 20-30 c1810-20 = Mary c1817
1f 40-50 c1790-1800 = Sarah Hensley c1795

1850 No Twp, McDowell Co, North Carolina, 5 Sep 1850, p291b:
#528/528 Francis Biddix 59 m farmer $400 can't read/write NC
Sarah 55 f NC
Matilda, 30 f NC
Sarah M. 22 f NC attended school [Sarah Mahalay]
Marinda 19 f NC attended school
John W. 17 m NC attended school
Cynthia 13 f NC attended school

1860 Turley Cove PO, McDowell Co, North Carolina, 14 Jun 1860, p171a:
#272/272 Francis Biddix w m 60 farmer $600/500 NC
Sallie w f 63 NC
William w m 25 school teacher NC
Perline w f 23 NC
Harris John w m 21 laborer NC
Harris Britten w m 18 laborer NC

1860 McDowell County Census - Schedule: Production of Agriculture
Francis Biddix:
Acres of land improved: 75
Acres of land unimproved: 400
Cash value of farm: $600
Value of farming implements and machinery: $50
Horses: 4
Asses and mules: 1
Milch cows: 2;
Other cattle: 16
Swine: 25
Value of livestock: $250
Wheat, bushels of: 30
Rye, bushels of: 15
Indian corn, bushels of: 400
Irish potatoes, bushels of: 35
Sweet potatoes, bushels of: 100
150 lbs butter
10 lbs flax
Value of home-made manufactures: $100
Value of animals slaughtered: $250

Francis Biddix Estate Record - 1864 McDowell Co, North Carolina - 8 children were listed.

From: "Jane Howard"
To: Subject: The Missing Marinda
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:50 PM
Mary, my curiosity has driven me to the attic and I just pulled my Biddix stuff down from there. I think I told you about a document about a settlement of Francis' property among his children and two grandchildren.
Here is the first few paragraphs...

"State of North Carolina Court of Equity McDowell County Spring Term 1864
To the Honorable the Judge of said Court
The petition of

James Biddix
John W. Biddix
Salena Biddix
H. W. Gillespie & May M. his wife
David Hall & Hannah M. his wife
E. A. Hall & wife Mary or Nancy M.
Mary Hall, Martha Hall infants under twenty one years of by this next --- J. D. Hall
Elijah Hall & wife Aline M.

respectfully showeth unto your honor that Francis Biddix, late of said county, died intestate and without a wife some time in the year 1863, having him surviving said petitioners,

James Biddix, John W. Biddix, Salena Biddix, Mary M. Gillespie, Hannah M. Hall & Nancy M. Hall, his children, and Mary Hall & Martha Hall his grandchildren of a deceased daughter Marinda A. Hall, wife of Elijah Hall dec'd
his only heirs at law,

upon whom his real estate descended, between them equally to be divided as tenants in common, each of his said children & his two grand children being entitled to one seventh part thereof. And your petitioners further show that the said intestate at the time of his death was seized in fee simple of the following tracts of land. Situated in the County aforesaid to wit.

First Tract lying on the North fork of the Catawba River, Beginning on a large White oak on the west side of said fork and --- South One Hundred & Seventy poles to a large pine tree, then East Ninety poles crossing the fork toward stake, then North one hundred & twenty poles to...."

This is the first page of four.

So, here is my updated and official line-up:
Mary - H. W. Gillespie
Hannah Matilda - David Hall
Nancy Malinda or Malinda Nancy - Elijah A. Hall
James - Elizabeth Hall
Sarah Ann Mahala - John D. Hall
Marinda Aline - Elijah Hall
John William - Ester Finley
Selena or Purline or Cynthia
That makes eight kids.

[Note: We hope to have the complete entry containing all 4 pages available online]

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