A Family Tree
 From Roots to Buds

Martin Rich

Male 1786 - 1830  (~ 54 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Martin Rich  [1, 2
    Born Between 1775 and 1786  , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Jul 1829 and Dec 1830  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I245  Main
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 

    Father Shadrach Rich,   b. Between 1751 and 1756, , , Goochland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1821, , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Family ID F1735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Overstreet,   b. Between 1775 and 1780, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Est 1798  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Rich,   b. Abt 1799, , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1836, , , Baker County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Shadrach Rich,   b. Abt 1801, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Nov 1850, , , Chambers County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     3. John W. Rich,   b. Abt 1808, , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840  (Age ~ 33 years)
     4. Daniel B. Rich,   b. Abt 1810, , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1864, , , Gadsden County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     5. George Washington Rich, Sr.,   b. Abt 1812, , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 Jun 1870, , Sopchoppy, Wakulla County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     6. Thomas Joseph Rich,   b. 30 Apr 1815, , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1864, Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     7. Susan Rich,   b. Feb 1829, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1900, , Bonita, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Notes from "A History of Savannah and South Georgia, Volume II," pages 1007-1008:

      "Elijah A. J. Rich was born in Randolph county, Georgia, November 16, 1840, a son of Thomas J. Rich, who was born in North Carolina, and a grandson of Martin Rich, who was also born in North Carolina, and came from there to Georgia, as an early settler in the southern part of the latter state. The grandfather spent the remaining years of his life in Decatur county. The maiden name of his wife, the grandmother, was Sarah Overstreet, who survived her husband many years."


      Notes from "A History of Decatur County Past and Present 1823-1991,"

      page 354, by Nellie (Howell) Jackson:
      "Martin Rich moved from NC to Randolph Co., GA, prior to 1800."

      pages 355-356, by Mazie (Rich) Ramsey:
      "During the late 1700's a group of settlers moved from NC to GA. In the group was Elijah Fann, and three brothers, Martin, William and Washington Rich. William Rich settled in northwest GA; Washington Rich settled in Emanuel Co.; Elijah Fann settled in Early Co.; Martin Rich settled in Randolph Co. with his wife, Sarah Overstreet, and son, Thomas J. Rich. (One source stated they had never been able to learn the name of Martin's father, but they had sufficient information to convince them beyond a doubt that his father was a direct descendant of a Rich who came over from England and located in Augusta, ME. He came with the early settlers to America and was from the family of Riches of England whose coat of arms is a matter of recorded history.)"
    • (Research):Rich Family Researchers:
      Beth Molina: rmolina2@cfl.rr.com
      William Rich: williamrich@usa.net (old: morrison_t@hania.hol.gr.; richman@cyberdude.com)
      Sue Rich: suerich11@juno.com
      Grady Rich, Jr.: grady@isp.com
      Phyllis Schroeder: spschroeder@earthlink.net
      Delores Thompson: deloresth@hotmail.com
      Bobby Rich: brish@panola.com
      Jimmy Rich: jrich@surfsouth.com

      Martin: War of 1812, Muster Roll of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Georgia Militia
      Hays, J. E. Georaia Military Affairs. Vol. 4. 1814-1819. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Archives and History, 1940.
      Georgia Military Record Book. 1779-1839. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Archives and History, 1941.


      Notes from Delores Thompson (deloresth@hotmail.com):

      The following is pretty much the basis for my belief that George Washington Rich and Martin Rich are the brothers of my ancestor Stephen Rich (Daniel Rich his son).

      Headright and Bounty Grants 1756-1909, page 543:
      Jno. Reach, Montgomery County, 1805
      Shadrack Reach, Montgomery County, 1802
      Shadrack Reach, Montgomery County, 1811

      Shadrack Reach is in Montgomery County in 1802 and 1811. Montgomery County is the parent of Emanuel County. Don't know who Jno. Reach is.

      GEORGIA TAX DIGESTS--SC Archives
      Volume 3, 1804 - 1806
      Charles Rich Oglethorpe 1805, page 015
      Shadrick Rich Jefferson 1805, page 038
      Wm Rich Franklin 1805, page 011
      Volume 4, 1809 - 1811
      Martin Rick (sic) Montgomery Dist 57, 1811, p 011
      Stephen Rick Montgomery Dist 57, 1811, p 010
      Washington Rick? Montgomery Dist 57, 1811, p 011

      Shadrick Rich in Jefferson County (next to Emanuel) in 1805. Martin Rick, Stephen Rick and Washington Rick in Montgomery, District 57 in 1811. District 57 became the Summertown area of Emanuel County in 1812. There they are all together.

      1820 Census, Georgia, Index: [Ages: Male=(0-9)(10-15)(16-17) (16-25)(26-44)(45+); Female=(0-9)(10-15)(16-25)(26-44)(45+)]
      Stephen Rich Appling (1M 16-26, 3F 10-16, 1F 16-25)
      Daniel E. Rich Emanuel p 82 (1M 16-25, 1F 16-25)
      Edward Rich Emanuel p 94 (1M <10, 1M 16-25, 1F <10, 1F 16-25)
      Martin Rich Emanuel p 78 (5M <10, 1M 10-15, 1M 16-17, 1M 16-25, 1M 26-44, 1F >45)
      Stephen Rich Emanuel p oldest male age 45+
      Washington Rich Emanuel p 82 (1M <10, 1M 10-15, 1M 26-45, 2F <10, 1F 26-44)
      Daniel Overstreet Emanuel p. 96 (4M <10, 1M 16-25, 2F <10, 1F 26-45)

      Daniel E. Rich, Edward Rich, Martin Rich, Stephen Rich and Washington Rich are all residents of Emanuel County in 1820. I strongly feel that the Stephen Rich in Appling County is somehow related but have not been able to determine how.

      1823: Decatur County formed out of bottom half of Early County.
      1825: Martin Rich is a juror in the "Tate" trial in Decatur County

      1830 Census, Georgia, Index:
      Stephen Rich* Appling
      Nancy Rich Bulloch (1F 30-40)

      George W. Rich** Decatur (1M 20-30, 1M 40-50, 1F <5, 3F 5-10, 1F 10-15, 1F 30-40)
      John Rich** Decatur (1M <5, 1M 20-30, 1F <5, 1F 5-10, 1F 20-30)
      Sarah Rich*** Decatur (1M 10-15, 2M 15-20, 1F 40-50) - next door to Stephen
      Stephen Rich** Decatur (1M <5, 1M 20-30, 1F 20-30)

      Zelpha Rich** Dekalb (1M 5-10, 1M 15-20, 1F 5-10, 1F 30-40, 1F 70-80)
      James Rich** Early (1M 20-30, 2F <5, 1F 20-30)
      William Rich Elbert (1M 5-10, 1M 10-15, 2M 15-20, 1M 40-50, 1F 10-15, 1F 40-50)

      Daniel E. Rich Emanuel (1M 5-10, 1M 20-30, 3F <5, 1F 20-30)
      Martha Overstreet Emanuel (1M 5-10, 3M 10-15, 2M 15-20, 1F 10-15, 1F 30-40) - next door to Daniel
      Stephen Rich Emanuel (1M 60-70, 1F 60-70)

      Charles Rich Habersham (1M <5, 2M 5-10, 1M 10-15, 1M 20-30, 1M 30-40, 1F 15-20, 1F 30-40)
      Anthony Rich Marion (1M 15-20, 1M 30-40, 1F 20-30, 1F 30-40)
      Shaderic Rich Muscogee (1M <5, 1M 20-30, 1F 20-30)
      Elizabeth Rich** Ware (1M 5-10, 1F 5-10, 1F 30-40)
      Richard Rich Wilkes (1M 20-30, 1F 15-20)

      *indexed in ancestry.com as Irich
      **indexed in ancestry.com as Rick
      ***indexed in ancestry.com as Rick; is possibly Sarah Overstreet, wife of late Martin Rich

      Daniel E. Rich still in Emanuel County. George W. Rich, John Rich and Stephen Rich in Decatur County.



      Other Rich Researchers:
      What a wonderful way to meet all of the "Riches". Here is my husband's
      lineage:

      Timothy Rich of Goochland Co., VA. died before 1736
      Jeremiah (Parker) Rich (also spelled name Reach) will dated 1781 in Wake Co., NC
      William Rich (used the spelling of Reach) Possibly born in Va (according to Census records) Died in or near Overton Co., Tennessee. No grave has been found.
      William married Polly Hooker, a full blooded Cherokee Indian according to Cherokee Applications. This William Rich had several children and possible sons of William and Polly are: Jessee (we know for sure), Obediah, Jacob, John, and Robert. No proof of some of these sons
      being of William and Polly.
      Jessee Rich b.1782-1860 married Elizabeth Savage, daugher of Leven Savage and Ms. Martin.
      Martin Rich b. 1822-1878 married Jane Bowman
      Harvey Butler Rich b. 1845-1912 married Laura Hill, daughter of Robert Clemens Hill; second marriage Maggie Lena Brown Abney.
      Millard Filmor Rich b. 1875-1939 married Daisey Abney (Maggie's daughter by 1st marriage)
      Ned Brown Rich b. 1902-1929 married Sylvia Roark
      Bobby Cross Rich now Robert Blain Morris through adoption b. 1940 Married Donita K. Moseley.

      I started genealogy back in 1958 when I was in the 8th grade. My teacher introduced her class to research on our families and other people. We had to do our autobiography and a biography on famous person. That assignment was given on the second day of school and due in March. No one graduated her classes without those two requirements. She thought us how to use the library, write letters of request, document, and thank you letters and penmanship (which was NOT my best subject). Thanks to this great lady, I was fortunate to acquire pictures, etc. while my great grandparents and grandparents were living. So I have been doing genealogy off and on the
      for the past 40 years.

      Bob and I have been married for 38 years with one adopted son, and a son and daughter of our own. Along with yours, mine and ours children we are blessed with 13 grandchildren from the ages of 14 to 10 months. Bob is retired from Ameritech and I am a RN of 2 1/2 years. I plan to only work one day a week starting in Feb. of 2000 when Bob reaches 59 1/2.

      I started the Rich Reunion in the late 1980's in order to find more RIch descendants. It works. We had almost 100 people attend this first
      reunion. Our next reunion is July of 1999 in Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee. Although we live in southern Illinois, I hold the reunion near where our ancestors lived and died. Everyone is welcome to come.

      With the help of Jimmie K. Maples, we publish a newsletter, Rich Ramblings quarterly for 10.00. I have also put together a book " Our Rich Heritage -- We've only just begun". I belong to the Rich Family Association. I never had the chance to know Julia Rich Hogan.

      I will gladly trade info and am willing to help any one with research. I do PRN nursing and work about 36 hours a week.

      Keep your chin up. Each clue you get will lead you to your next generation.

      Donita Morris-Rich
      dmorris@accessus.net


      Hi,
      My name is Voncille Hannon Bush and I live near Pensacola, Fl. Right now we are hunkered down in front of the TV set watching all the reports on Georges. We are getting some rain and expect to get some pretty strong wind gusts.

      I became interested in genealogy about 10 years ago, just after my mother passed away. I retired a couple of years ago and expected to devote most of my time to genealogy research. It has not worked out that way.

      My Rich line is as follows:

      1.Voncille Hannon Bush (me)
      2.Ida Louise Rich b 1913 in Decatur Co., Ga. (my mom)
      3.Oscar Napoleon Rich b 1870 in Decatur Co., Ga. (my grandpa)
      My grandpa's siblings were, Mollie S. Rich, Elnora Rich, Monroe Rich, John T. Rich, Aldophus Rich, and Harmon Elija Rich.
      4.James Everett Rich b 1832 dc 1885 married to Caroline Tipton (my ggrandparents)

      As you can see I have not been able to find the parents of my James Everett Rich b 1832. I found James in 1860 in Calhoun Co., GA and after that in Decatur Co., Ga. Most likely he is connected to one of the Riches that came into Randolph Co., Ga. or Decatur Co., Ga. in the early 1800s.
      Randolph Co.: There was a Martin Rich m to a Sarah Overstreet that had at least one son (Thomas J. Rich 1815-1864) and I would interested to know the names of the other children of this Martin Rich. Thomas ended up in Decatur Co., the same as my James.
      Decatur Co.: There was a Geo. Washington Rich that went to Decatur and he had a son (Stephen m Martha Phillips). I would be interested in knowing more about this Geo. Washington Rich.

      I have enjoyed watching all the posts and was surprised to see so many from Ga/Al.

      Thanks, Voncille
      VoncilleB@aol.com


      From: Richman
      Subject: Rich line from Georgia
      Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 19:47:57 +0300


      Hi fellow Cousins, I am William Rich of Warner Robins Ga. I have been a member of Rich Roots list for over a year now and witnessed its
      growth. I completed 11 years in the U.S. Navy on July 08, 1998. I came home to Ga and enrolled into college to take advantage of my GI
      Bill before Congress adds it to the list of VA Benefits to get rid of. I plan to start a new career in Information Technology majoring in
      Networking and Communications. I research our family history in Memory of the Greatest Women of my Life, My Grandmother Hilda "Spell" Rich who died in May of 1997. Enduring a Tragic life she constantly blessed her children and Grandchildren with her unconditional love. Granny you will never be forgotten. Love Billy

      >From the old Tobacco and Cotton fields of Georgia and patronage to the principles of Freedom our family line:

      7 Martin Rich ? Late 1700's from somewhere in NC See Note Served in War of 1812
      Sarah Overstreet ? Late 1700's from somewhere in NC

      6. Thomas J. Rich b. 30 Apr 1815 d.31 Dec 1864 Killed in Civil War
      Latisha "Letty" Fann b. 26 Apr 1816 d. 18 Feb. 1857

      5. Augusta Miles Rich b. 17 Sept 1843 Early Co. Ga d. 1911 Decatur Co. Ga Served in Civil War
      Malinda E. Griffin b. 26 Feb 1845 Decatur Co. GA d. 26 Nov 1886 Decatur Co. Ga

      4. Euziah William Rich b. b.22 Sept. 1871 Decatur Co. GA d. 1941 Decatur Co. GA
      1st Ida Frances McCann b. 8 Sept 1881 Miller Co. Ga. d. 6 July 1921 Decatur Co. Ga
      2nd Charlie Mae Donahoo. b. 24 Aug 1891

      3. Malachi Henry Rich b. Decatur Co. Ga Served in WWII
      Hilda Spell b. 19 Oct. 1926 Brooks Co. Ga d. May 1997 Houston Co. Ga.

      2. Joseph William Rich b. Brooks Co. Ga Served in Vietnam
      Nancy Carol Hammock b. Houston Co. Ga

      1. William Joseph Rich b. Houston Co. Ga Me :) Served in Persian Gulf

      Note: Martin Rich Came to Ga. From NC in Late 1700's with brothers George Washington and William Rich. I believe that they are somehow descendants from Timothy Rich of Wake Co. NC maybe via Shadrack Rich, still searching for positive evidence of this link.

      William Rich
      richman@cyberdude.com

      From: William Rich
      Subject: William Martin Rich
      Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 07:00:45 -0400

      Hi Cousins, I trying to find out any info on this line of Riches. It is possible that William Martin Rich came to Maine from England and
      moved south to NC and then to Georgia. It has been passed down in our line that our Riches came from England to Maine through North Carolina to Georgia however I have not been able to prove any of that and actually I was searching up another line of Riches for answers that has not yet yielded any results. A second cousin sent me this info that was composed by a Great Great Uncles Family:

      William Martin Rich b 12 may 1782 Phillack, Cornwall, England d Elbert, GA
      Amy Folfinghome b 1786 Phillack, Cornwall, England

      John Rich b 4 May 1751
      Catharine Trevaskis b 1753

      John Rich b abt 23 Feb 1719
      Elizabeth Jeffrey b 1721

      John Rich b abt 1690 d 23 April 1757 m abt 1718
      Mariann

      Major John Rich b abt 1608 d 1679
      Susanna Venn b abt 1613

      Thanks for your help

      William J. Rich
      (Georgia)


      RICH-L Archives

      From:
      Subject: Rich Research in VA & NC 1700's
      Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 02:12:09


      Hey Cousins been burning up the roads in VA and NC since I got back to the states. This is some of the stuff I have transcribed already.
      Hope it helps. I have many more notes I am working on. Hopefully get them submitted soon.

      William Rich :)

      The Following Information is Listed by Reference represented by a Number and the Entry from that Reference follows by a Letter. The page of the Reference for the Entry is at the End of the Entry in paranthesis. (also listed with the Reference is the Library or Archive it is located)

      1-)
      "Immigrants to America Appearing in English Records", by Frank Smith. 1976 Published by The Everton Publishers, inc. Found in Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

      a-Jeremiah Rich of Stepney, Mx., but in Virginia, to Sarah R. the wid. (P.C.C. Admon) 7 July 1682. (page 30-31)

      2-) The Following was found in, "The Douglas Register". The Douglas Register is a detailed record of Births, Marriages and Deaths kept by the Rev. William Douglas, From 1750 to 1797. However there are some earlier dates that family members give him to document. The Reverend William Douglas came to St. James Northam Parish, in Goochland County Va. (Dover Church), on 12th of October 1750.
      A Memorandum in the Register shows that he had charge of St. James Parish for Twenty-seven years; Maniken Town (King William Parish), for nineteen years, and ministered a charge in Buckingham County for four years. The Register contains a record of Births, Christenings, Marriages, Deaths and Funerals in St. James Northam Parish and the County of Goochland co. Transcribed and Edited by W. Mac. Jones, published by J. W. Fergusson and Sons Richmond, Va 1928. Book found in Kirn Memorial Library, Norfolk Va.

      a-Rich, Timothy & Mary Johnson(Johnston) both of ys Parish, 1751 Sep: 18 pp 26-31. (pg 41, listed under marriages, note the date is September 18, 1751.)

      b-Jeremiah Rich & Mary Hunter a son name Jesse born Nov: 24 1758. Baptized 1759 feb: 18. p. 54 (Page 284)

      c-Jeremiah Rich & Mary Hunter a Daughter named Judith born Jan: 2, 1761. Baptized 1761 Jan: 31. p. 58 ( Page 284)

      3-) "Goochland Co., Virginia Wills and Deeds 1728-1736", Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III. Found in Memorial
      Kirn Library Norfolk, Va:

      a-P. 252 Inventory of Timothy Rich, dec'd value pds 35/12/9 by Richard (R) Purkins, Benjamin (B) Bradshaw, Will'm Walker
      Recorded 17 Aug. 1736. (Page81) (note there is an English pound symbol where "pds" I am going to conduct some more research on the Value 35/12/9 but I believe that it interepets to 35 lb's/ 12 Shillings/ 9 pence)

      4-) "Goochland County, VA Wills & Deeds 1736-1742", Abstracted & Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III. Found in Memorial Kirn Library, Norfolk Va:

      a-p.171 Accounts of estate of Timothy Rich, dec'd, , by Catherine, the Administratrix

      Debits: Mary Gunn, William Johnson, Henry Woody, (mentions the widow's estate in hands of James TimothVanzantvan Pelt. husband of Catherine, late wido and Adm'x of Timothy Rich), childrens' estate in hands of Abraham Venable, cow and heifer to Jeremiah Parker Rich (page 23)

      Accounts of estate of Timothy Rich (continued)
      Credits: Thomas Partridge, Allen Howard, Abraham Venable, Hugh Morris, Edward Arnold, Alexander Glasby, David Harris, Robert Gilbert. Crawford Reade, John Wheeler, Richard Pirkins, Philip Walker, Edward Stringer, Constant Pirkins, ; mentions Jeremiah Parker Rich as son of Timothy. Says Rich left six children: Jeremiah Parker, Timothy, Sarah, William, Nimrod and Catherine: and Wife Catherine was preganant with David at time of Timothy's death. Estate is divided into seven parts, since we find that William Rich was dec'd without issue in life time of his mother.
      Signed by Allen Howard, Phil. Walker and Constant Pirkins Recorded 20 Feb. 1738. (page 24)

      5-) "Goochland County, Virginia Deeds 1741-1745", T.L.C. Genealogy, PO Box 403369 Miami Beach, Fl 33140-1369 Copyright 1990. Found in Memorial Kirn Library, Norfolk Va.: Deed Book 4

      a- Page 506. Mar 18, 1744 from Jeremiah Parker Rich of the parish of St James Northam in G. to Laundy Richardson of Parish of St Martin's in the County of Hanover, for 16 lbs, all that 100 acres of land in theParish of St. James Northam in G, bounded by Constantine Perkins, a branch on Beverdam Cr called Meadowey Cr, the Mountain Road. Signed Jeremiah Parker Rich. Wit - Thos Underwood, William Epperson, Edmund Daniel. Recorded Mar 19, 1744. (Page 63)

      6-) "The Granville District Of North Carolina 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants Vol Two", by Margaret M. Hofmann. Found in Memorial Kirn Library Norfolk, Va.

      Lord Granville to: (or refers to original record) patent book 14
      a-3302 pg. 243 Timothy Rich 21 May 1762, 700 acres in Johnston County on both sides of Neuse River - Including Rich's Improvement, joining John Hinton or: /s/ Timothy Reach Wit: Lod Tanner surveyed 7 December 1760 CB: Richid Winingham, Edward Gardener, Charles Young Surveyor (pages 210-211).

      7-"Kinfolks of Granville County North Carolina 1765-1826", by Zae Hargett Gwynn, Published by Joseph W. Watson 406 Piedmont Ave. Rocky Mount. N.C. 1974:

      a-p. 428 Deed book H , Jeremiah Reach of Johnston Co., N.C. deed to Timothy Reach of Granville Co., July 6, 1768. (page 9)

      b- p.97 Granville Deed book K, Timothy Rich of Wake Co., N. C. deed for land in Granville Co. to John Husketh of Mecklenburg Co., Va.; Mary Rich, wife of said Timothy, also signed the deed, Feb. 15, 1773.

      c-Tax List - 1769 Granville Co. Rich, Timothy, 3 Whites, 1 black (page 24)

      8-) "Abstracts of The Early Deeds of Wake County North Carolina 1785-1802, by Joseph W. Watson Published by Joseph W. Watson 406 Piedmont Ave. Rocky Mount, NC 1978. Found in Memorial Kirn Library, Norfolk Va.

      a- Wake County Deed Book F 1785-1786 p. 4 Henry Mc Coy of Orange Co., NC to Timothy Rich of Wake Co. march 1, 1782 for
      500 pds. specie a tract of 308 acres on the waters of Buck Branch and on the Great Branch adjoining James Beasley. Wit: Thomas Roberts, Jesse George. (page 1)

      b-Wake County Deed book F p.103 Nathaniel Hill, Senr of Wake Co., Planter, to Nanthaniel Hill, Junr.of same, June 8, 1784, for 500 pds.
      specie a 340 acre tract of land and plantation, being part of a Granville grant to said Nathaniel Hill, Senr. bearing date Jan, 12,1761, situate
      on bothsides of Nuce River adjoining Elisha Peebles, the widow Rich, Thomas Chevis, and Thomas Hall. Wit: Robert Tem? (page 7)

      c- Wake Co. Deed Book G p. 48 Dianah Burnham of Wake Co. to John Roberson and Henry Ivey, June 6, 1785, for 100 pds. specie a tract of 343 acres on the south side of Nuce River; also, four feather Beds and furniture, seven head of cattle, four bee hives, twelve head of hogs, and chest of joiners tools. Wit: Jacob Rich, R. Noris. (page 25)

      d-Wake Co. Deed Book G p. 153 Mary Rich and Charles Rich executrix and executor, widow and heir of Jeremiah Rich, deceased of Wake Co., to William Rich of same, Oct. 12, 1785, for 80 pds. specie a tract of 164 acres on the south side of Nuce River and on the north side of Millstone Branch above the Mouth of William Rich's spring branch. Wit: Michael Rogers, Nath'l Hill. (page 33)

      e-Wake Co. Deed Book G p. 258 WM. Rich of Wake Co. to Nathaniel Hill, Senr. of same, Dec. 10, 1785, for 70 pds. specie a 164 acre tract of land and plantation on the south side of Nuce of River and on the Millstone Branch. Wit Elisha Peebles, Benja Pulliam. (pages 41-42)

      f-Wake Co. Deed Book G? p. 155 Nathaniel Jones, Junr. of Wake Co., Planter to John Motley of same, Planter, Oct. 31, 1785, for 50 pds. specie a tract of 100 acres lying on the drain of Gibson Creek adjoining Blake and Nathan Aldmon, it being part of a tract of land granted to RD. Aldmon by the State. Wit: Thomas Molley, Timothy Rich, Isham Powel. (page 64)

      g-Wake Co. Deed Book H p. 233 Henry Burhamof Wake Co.to William Jeffereys of same, June 3, 1786, for160 pds. a tract of 343 acres on the south side of Nuce River adjoining Abbott, Bohannon, and Jacob Rich. Wit: Nat. Jones, Josiah Reddick. (page 71)

      h-Wake Co. Deed Book H p. 297 Benjamin Allen of Wake Co. to Samuel Pitchford of same, Sept. 1, 1788, for ____ hundred pds. Va Money a tract of 200 acres adjoining Thomas Hines' former line, Tim't Rich and Beverly Alin. Wit: Isaac Hines, William Ferrell. (page 77)

      i- Wake Co. Deed Book Q p. 394 Timothy Rich of Wake Co. to Samuel Pitchford of same, march 14, 1796, for 100 pds. current money a tract of 105 acres on the south side of Nuce River adjoining William Terrel, Daniel Tucker, and said Pitchford. Wit: Zachariah Ritch, John Burns. (page 183)

      j-Wake Co. Deed Book Q p. 463 Jacob Reach of Wake Co. to Thomas Johnson of same, Nov. 3, 1800, for 50 pds. a tract of 150 acres on the south bank of Kits Creek, it being part of a tract granted to Aaron Johnson and by him sold to Israel Johnson. Wit: Goin Barbee,
      Smith Screvner. (page 195)

      9-) "Granville Marriages 1753-1868", Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb Genealogical Publication co. Inc. 1981. Found in Memorial
      Kirn Library Norfolk. Va

      Townley, Henry & Agness Rich, 19 Sept 1776: Shadrach Rich, Bm; Jesse Newely, Wit. (page 328)

      10-) "Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800 Series I Volume 6", Compiled & Published by Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, 51 Park Ave, Naugatuck, Conn. 06770 1967, Found in Memorial Kirn Library in Norfolk Va.:

      a-RICH
      Anne m. Col Francis Willis (no date listed)
      Elizabeth m. David Harris (no date listed)
      Mary m. William Mann (no date listed)
      Nancy m. Wrenny Brock (no date listed)
      Timothy m. 18 Sept., 1751, Mary Johnson (or Johnston), both of this parish. Douglas Reg., pp. 26-31 (all listed on page 39)

      11-) "Marriages of Wake County North Carolina 1770-1868", Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb Indexed by Elizabeth P. Bently, Baltimore, Genealogical publishing Co., Inc 1983. Found in North Carolina State Library, Raleigh NC:

      a-Reach, William & Polly George, 26 July 1793; Joseph Bennet, bm (page 257)

      b-Reach, Zachr. & Eliza Marshall, 16 Feb 1836; Benjamin Hopkins, bm. (page 257)

      c-Rich, James & Laney Freeman, 14 Oct. 1808; Arthur Brown, bm. (page 261)

      d-Rich, Nimrod & Sarah George, 14 Jan 1793; Harrison Motley, bm. (page 261)

      e-Rich, Timothy & Nancy Truelove, 24 Dec 1836; William George, bm. (page 261)

      f-Rich, William & Mary Hopson, 15 Feb 1860; William Carpenter, bm.

      g-Rich, Zachriah & Mary Powell, 13 Dec 1865; Wesley Rich, bm m. 19 Dec 1865 by Benj. Y, Rogers, J. P.

      12-) "Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants, Awarded by State Governments', by Lloyd De Witt Bockstruck, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co, inc Found in North Carolina State Library Raleigh NC.

      Pg 444

      Rich, Hannah Conn. Sufferer Greenwich 9.0.0
      Rich, James N.C. ___________. 10 Aug. 1785. 640 acres
      Rich, John. Conn. Sufferer. Greenwich. 9.0.0.
      Rich, John. Conn. Sufferer. Norwalk. 72.6.0.
      Rich, Mary. Conn. Sufferer. Greenwich. 44.2.0.
      Rich, Thomas. Conn. Sufferer. Greenwich. 45.15.9
      Rich, Timothy. N.C. Private, 30 Sep. 1785 640 acres to heirs.
      Rich, William. Va. Private 6 Aug. 1783. 100 acres.

      all listed on page 444 of said reference. (note) also that names originate from various states not just NC.

      13-) "Abstract of Wills, Inventories, Settlement Of Estates 1802-1812 Wake County, North Carolina, VOL II", by Frances Holloway Wynne. Found in the North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, NC. Abstracts of Wake Co. Will Book 6 1802-04

      a-Rich, Timothy Lunacy Hearing Nov 1803 P. 182
      Nimrod Rich suggested that Timothy Rich was an Idiot or lunatic and incapable of managing his affairs. Jurors found him incapable of acting for himself. 23 Nov 1803. Jurors: Saml Walton, Job Rogers, Wm Fowler, Nicholas Atkins, Southwood Olive, B Simms, Wm Ferrell,
      Lemuel Cooke, Jas Ferrell, David Bunch, Wm Nichols, A. Hartsfield (page 21)

      Abstracts of Wake County Will Book 7, 1804-1808
      b-Reach, Timothy Inventory May 1806 P.129
      Taken 17 May 1806 by William Thorn Sr., Jesse George Sr. Daniel George, and 5 of the legatees. Negroes: Prince, Lucy, Patt, Burrell, Needham, Gustin, John, Prince, Rhoda, Cherry, Peter; livestock; household goods; farm tools; notes on Henry W. Lawson, said to be gone to the Natchez, John Green. All foregoing in the possesion of Nimrod Reach, governing gurardian to said dec'd whilst in this lunacy.
      Adm: Nimrod Reach, Solomon George. (pg 57)

      c-Reach, Timothy Acct Current May1806 p. 146
      Timothy a lunatic now dec'd. Paid: Zachr Smith, Wm Ferrell. Comm: J Hinton, E Pride, Geo Brasfield (pg 59)

      d-Reach, Nimrod & George, Solomon
      Articles of agreement May 1806 p. 150
      Reach and George, Adms of Timothy Reach dec'd agreeto pay John Grant Rencher 2% on the next amount of the sales of Timothy Reach's estate and Rencher obligates himself to manage all the business of said estate. Rencher's bond is 5000 lb's. 21 May 1806 Nimrod Reach, Solomon George, John G. Rencher

      e-Reach, Timothy dec'd Estate sale Aug 1806 p. 165
      Buyers 2 and 19 June 1806:
      Lewis Srivener, Joshua Leight, James Smith, David George, Britain Stephens, Lodwick Shepard, John Barbey, Aberner George, Asa Blake,
      Thomas Edwards, John Burt, Young Hopson, William Dillard, Dempsey Blake, John Green, John May, Abner Green, Powell Riggins, John Nichols, Ephriam Cates, George Herndon, James Jones, Lewis Herndon, Reuben Evans, Absolam Locust, Major Bradley, John Bennett, John Hays, Harod Howington, Elijah Sorrell, Jo G Rencher, George Brasfied, Negroes patt & child Solomon George, Negro Lucy, Henry Townsy, Negro Gastin, Meritt Dilliard, Negro John, Nimrod Rich, Negro Prince, Zachariah Rich, Negroes Prince, Rhoda, girl [unnamed], Richard Colbert, Negroes Burrell, Reedham
      Adm: Nimrod Rich, Solomon George (pg 62)

      f-Reach, Tim dec'd Estate Sale Nov 1806 p. 201
      Negro Jupiter [buyer unnamed] Adm: Solomon George (pg 66)

      g-Reach, Timothy dec'd Division of land feb 1807 p. 239
      No. 1: on Buck branch at Nimrod Reach's cornor 100a. to John Reach; he pays $29.40.
      No. 2: beginning on Buck Branch at Nimrod Reach's corner 131a. to Solomon George in right of his wife Sally; he pays $92.10.
      No. 3: beginning on George Brasfield's line and Buck Branch 132a. to Zachariah Reach; he pays $154.20.
      No. 4: on Brasfield's corner 144a. to Shadrach Reach; he receives $22.80.
      No. 5: on George Brasfield's corner 104a. to Benjamin Hopson in right of his wife Clary; he draws $91.60.
      No. 6: on Macrum's cormer on Kitt's Creek 98a. to Richard Colbert in right ofhis wife Zydah; he draws $43.70.
      No. 7: 50a to Henry Townsley in right of his wife{unnamed}; he draws $118.10.
      Comm: Edward Pride, John G Rencher, Simpson Shaw, W D Medoras, John Hayes. (page 71)

      Abstract of Wake County Will Book 10 1811-12
      h-Reach, Zachariah Receipt May 1811 p.89
      Zachariah Reach gave a receipt to Solomon George, one of the adms of Timothy Reach dec'd for $650.00 in property and notes being in full the claim he had against the estate of said Timothy Reach.

      Bulloch County:
      1 May 1806 (R. 28 Mar. 1807) -List of articles sold of estate of John KIRKLAND, SENR., dec'd. Purchasers: Elijah PADGET, Ralph KIRKLAND, Richard KIRKLAND, William IRVIN, Hardy RICHARDSON, Josiah SURMON, Larrance SCARBOROUGH, ***Shadrack REACH***, Richard ALBRITTEN, John KIRKLAND, Francis PATTERSON, Daniel BOATRIGHT, Sion KIRKLAND, Hustus STUDSTILL, Martin STOKES, James LEWIS, James MIZELE, Samuel WILLIAMS, Francis GRIMES, Johathan SCARBOROUGH, Drury JONES, Insel SPENCE; $31.77.

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] Book: Georgia - History of Savannah and South Georgia, 2 volumes, William Harden, (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 2:1007-8 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S25] Book: Georgia-Decatur - Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 352, 354-356 (Reliability: 3).