An inventory of the estate of James Roddy deceased was returned to
the Knox County, TN Court by the Administrators.
inventory of the estate of James Roddy deceased was returned to
Court by the Administrators to wit
Notes of hand payable in corn amount 131 bushels; 3 notes of hand
for cash amounting to 37 dollars 75 cents; 5 head of horses, 8 head
of cattle; 3 head of hogs, 2 Rifle guns; 1 silver watch; 1 sett of
Plough Irons; 1 falling ax; 1 foot adj; 1 small auger; 2 chissels; 1
wooden wheel carriage; 10 lb Iron; 1 Saddle & saddle bags; 4
crocks; 2 tea kettles; __ gallon, 9 del__ plates; 3 pewter plates; 3
tin cups; 2 pots; 1 dutch oven; 1 dr_per, fire bell_; 1 pr. shoe
leathers; 1 bed & bed stead; 2 Jackett patterns; sundrie
cloathing. 2 smoothing Irons, 2 cedar piggins. One 1/2 pint bottle;
some shoemakers tools; 1 spinning wheel; 2 kegs; 2
ACCOUNTS: William Gilliam $1.50. John Heron sin
(Harrison?) $1.66. John Wood
(Maryville) $1.32. John Singleton 33 cents. Nathaniel
Hays, balance 88 cents; Michael Foster 62_ cents; Thomas
Anderson, 70 cents. John Rhea 79 cents; John Litster
$1.21; Samuel Lindsey $2.60; Thomas Hamilton
$1.62_; John Hankins 20 cents James Mitchell (Blue)
$1.87 1/2; William Tipton 25
cents; Andrew Richey 13 cents; John Millar (Butcher)
$1.25; James Rodgers Jun. 73 cents; David Clark
$3.06: Note: There are some notes or bonds in the hands
Dennis Thomey the amount not known.
that the said estate be sold as the Law directs.
Page 77 of Knox County, TN Estate Settlements, Reel # 1
(Volume 1, July 1792 - October 1811)
From the January 1800 court record, the
administrators mentioned here would have been Daniel Haston
and Elizabeth Roddy.
We have not found any evidence (land deeds or tax records) indicating
that this James Roddy owned land. Perhaps he rented land from
John Wood of Maryville, TN...as did Daniel Haston (as per the "timothy
lot" court case record).
James Roddy had book accounts,
but it isn’t clear if this is what he owed or what people owed him.
Most likely, these are amounts owed to other people, such as John
Miller, a butcher in Knoxville, and John Wood, a land owner in
Some of the people of interest on this list:
John Wood of Maryville:
The “timothy lot” that Daniel & Joseph Haston’s hogs trampled was
supposedly leased or subleased from a John Wood.
"South of the Holston, opposite Knoxville" (where the "timothy
lot" was) would have been toward Maryville. William Tipton, who
put up security money for this estate settlement, was known to have
lived down in the south Knox County area, toward Maryville.
David Haston cut the tails off of
cows owned by
Nathaniel Hays, who apparently lived near the Daniel Haston and
the Phillip Roddy families.
William Tipton: (probably
"Fighting Billy" Tipton)
Roddy (some people have suggested that she may have been a sister
of Margaret Roddy; others think that she was perhaps a cousin) married an
Abraham Tipton on April 29, 1806.
William Tipton was also involved in the settlement of James
Roddy’s estate, in that he put up bond money for the settlement
Abraham Tipton, in an 1815 final settlement of a James Roddy
estate, was the administrator of the estate.
(Daniel Haston had moved on to White County, TN ten years or so prior
to this time.) This may have been a different James
James Mitchell: Was this James
Mitchell the brother of Jacob Mitchell who (apparently) married
Lucinda Haston, daughter of Daniel Haston? What does the word
"Blue" mean here?
Mitchell (later, a Reverend) married Sarah (Sallie) Nave who was
born in Rockingham County, VA. She was the daughter of George Nave
and Veronica Fanny Moore, but she was born in 1793 so she would have
only been seven years old in 1800. James was born on October 29,
1786, so he would have only been 14 years old in 1800.*
*Source for birth date of James
Mitchell: Page 51 of The "720" Descendents of Morris and Elizabeth
Mitchell by Van Hines Mitchell (Published by Jean S. Mitchell of LaFeria,
TX in 1998).
Phillip Roddy (and
James Ryon) lived
adjacent to Dennis Towney (Towmey?) in Guilford County, NC. On
15, 1791 Phillip Roddy sold land to Dennis Towmey. On
1798 Phillip Roddy gave or sold 100 acres in Guilford County, NC
to James Roddy and the transaction was witnessed by Moses Roddy.
The 100 acres was adjacent to Dennis Towmey. At the time of
the 1798 transaction from Phillip to Moses Roddy, they were both
living in Knox County, TN. In November of
Haston's son Joseph traveled to Guilford County, NC to settle some
James Roddy estate business with Dennis Towmey.
Note: If you have major interest in this issue - be sure and read
the page on this site - North
Carolina Connections to the Daniel Haston Family.
- The James Roddy, deceased in 1800 in Knox County, TN
was the husband of Elizabeth Haston.
- Elizabeth Haiston of the 1793 marriage bond was Elizabeth Haston, not
Take a close look at the name on the bond.
- Elizabeth Haston was a daughter of Daniel Haston.
- Elizabeth may have been one of the two females in
the Daniel Hiestand/Haston household who were already
born by the time of the 1775 Dunmore County, VA
census. If so, she would have been
approximately 19 years old on December 21, 1793 (keep
that in mind for a few points below).
- James Roddy was (very probably) a son of Phillip
- Phillip Roddy sold most of his Guilford County, NC
land to Dennis Towmey on
February 15, 1791. Elizabeth Haiston
(Houston?) married James Roddy in Washington County, NC
(now East TN) on December
21, 1793, nearly three years after (presumably)
Phillip Roddy moved his family away from Guilford
- Elizabeth Haston, daughter of Daniel Haston, married
James Roddy, son of James and Mary McComiskey Roddy on
December 21, 1793 in Washington County, NC (now East
- Two of Daniel Haston's children may have
married children of Phillip and Mary McComiskey Roddy.
- Elizabeth to James Roddy (evidence but no
- David to Peggy Roddy (evidence but no absolute