George Parris, "Indian George"
- George Parris, "Indian George"bef 1733 - aft 1808
- H. George Parris, "Indian George"bef 1733 - aft 1808
- W. Hannah Baldridge (add)
m. bef. 1794
- Moses Parris1794 - 1868
Facts and Events
||George Parris, "Indian George"
||to Hannah Baldridge (add)
||Poss. South Carolina
George Parris was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 111.--21st March, 1753. Same (From James Patton) to George Peoris, 271 acres part of large patent 10th April, 1750. Goose Creek, corner Tobias Bright and Errick Bright.
- Page 497.--9th June, 1761. Same (From John ( ) McFall, of Bedford),to George Paris, £39, 220 acres on Roanoke on Glade Creek, by patent, 10th March, 1756; John Boens line. Delivered: Robert Paris, 27th August, 1787.
Early Land Acquisition in Montgomery County, VA
- Beverley Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know ye, by virtue and in consideration of part of a Pre-emption warrant, number two thousand three hundred and fifty seven, issued the tenth day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty two, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto George Pearis a certain tract or parcel of land containing six hundred acres by survey bearing date the twenty fifth day of February one thousand seven hundred eighty five. Lying and being in the county Montgomery on the right hand fork of Brush Creek a branch of New River and joining his settlement rights and bounded as followeth, towit, beginning at a white oak on a branch that emptied into the same and runneth thence South fifty two degrees East one hundred and sixty poles to a white oak, South sixty five degrees East forty two poles crossing the right hand fork, thence down the same, North thirty three degrees East eighty poles, North seventy seven degrees East sixty poles, crossing the left hand fork above the fork Sick to a Buckeye, north twenty four degrees East forty poles to a white oak, North seventy one degrees East, two hundred and ten poles to two hickories, South sixty four degrees East ninety poles to a sugartree, North twenty degrees West forty poles crossing the main branch to a double pine, South eighty nine degrees West one hundred and thirty six poles to a red oak and two white oaks, north fifty eight degrees west two hundred and seventy poles to a bunch of white oaks on a ridge. South thirty five degrees West three hundred and forty three poles to the beginning. With its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said George Pearis and his heirs for ever, in witness who is of the said Beverley Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath here unto set his hand and caused the ? Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the fourteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred ninety one and of the Commonwealth the sixteenth. (signed) Beverley Randolph
Records of George Parris in Frederick County, VA
- George Pearis, Administrator of estate of Sara, his mother. Dated May, 1753, Augusta Co., VA (Abstract) [Frederick Will Book 2, page 89]. (Note: this record provides an important clue to the identity of George's mother. This appears to be the Indian woman that his father, Richard Parris had a relationship with and fathered one or more children).
- George Pearis Clerk's fees 1753 (6 x 19 Â½) Richard Pearis Clerk's fee 1753 (4 Â½ x 19 Â½). [Frederick County Accounts, 1753].
Records of George Parris in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - George Parish to Andrew Johnston, account sworn to, 16th June, 1752.
- Page 114.- (21 March 1753)-Ditto. Same to Errick Bright, 207 acres part of above patent. Goose Creek; corner George Pearis; corner Elijah Isaacs.
- Page 483.--9th October, 1754. Erick Bright to Joseph McDonald, £45, 207 acres by deed from Col. Patton, 20th March, 1753, on North Fork of Goose Creek; corner George Pearis; corner Elijah Isaac. Signed Earick Bright.
- Page 373.--17th May, 1762. Borden's executors to James Davis, husbandman, £165, 436 acres, part of 92100; cor. to patent line and William Todd; Todd's, Robert Young's and the patent line, Buffalow Creek, Low Todd's line; cor. Peter Wallace. Teste: George Pearis, John Neily, Joseph Gray.
- Page 139.--18th May, 1762. William Carvin's bond (with Jas. Davis, Geo. Parris) as administrator of William Carvin.
- Page 73.--Ditto. Same (From James Patton) to Tobias Bright, 590 acres part of patent above; Goose Creek; corner James Gorrell; corner George Paris.
- Page 95.--21st March, 1753. James Patton to Jacob Brown, 1753. W. Fork Roanoke, 100 A. by patent 3d November, 1750. Teste: John Robinson, Wm. Preston, James Gorrell, George Paris, John Robinson.
- Vol. 1 - Yuille vs. Parrish (George Parish).--1759, March 3. Cumberland S__. Sworn to by Thomas Yuille, 22d February, 1762. (Signed) Wade Nethenland. (See if he can be got at Bedford.)
- Page 123.--22d January, 1761. David Miller to Robert Brackenridge, £105, 307 acres on Buffelo Creek, a branch of Roanoke, including said David Miller's improvements, joining lands of said David Miller, David Robinson, William Graham. Baptist McNab and Andrew Hays, part of two surveys: A, conveyed to David by Wm. Syers; B, patented to David, 10th March, 1756. Teste: Geo. Paris.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 22, 1764. - (40) George Pearis, returned no inhabitant.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 22, 1765. - (136) George Pearis, returned no inhabitant.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1767. - (75-76) Attachments versus George Pearis.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (B). Thomas Yuille vs. George Parish.--Affidavit by Thomas before Wade Netherland, Cumberland County, 22d February, 1762.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (B). - Samuel Pepper vs. George Pearis.--July 5, 1763.
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754 (Part 1). - Inhabitants of North Branch of Roanoke petition that they be relieved of road work on the road down Cottage Creek. James Garrell, Thomas Ingles, William Ingles, Tobias Bright, George Pearis, William Pepper, Adam Loyday, Elija Isaac, Earick Bright, Thomas Hill, Benjamin Ogle, Jacob Brown, John Robinson.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (B). - Garnishment vs. John Henderson, in behalf of Andrew Boyd, vs. Samuel Pepper.--Henderson deposes, 10th March, 1767, that in 1766 he purchased, through Robert McGee, of George Pearis, a tract of land on North Fork of Roanoke, alias Goose Creek.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (A). - Wm. Hays vs. George Parris.--Account and paid. Att. by Hays to Israel Christian to collect withdrawn. George Paris now of Carolina, 6th June, 1768
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (A). - I, William Hays, do hereby impower and authorize Israel Christian to be my lawful attorney for me, my heirs, &c., to sue for, collect, and receive from George Paris, late of this Colony, but now of Carolina, the sum, &c., &c. (Signed) Wm. (his mark) Hays. 6th June, 1768. Test, Francis Smith, Daniel McNeill. Account above assigned is viz: Bedford County. George Paris to William Hays, debtor. 1761. Sundries. To two lbs. powder and four lbs. lead; to 69 days' waggoning in the campaign at 2/6 per day. Sworn to, 16th May, 1765, in Bedford County. Sworn to, 6th June, 1768, in Augusta.
- Vol. 1 - . AUGUST, 1768 (B). George Paris, debtor to Archibald Fresher (?).--Sundries and labor. To cooking and washing for six months for him and his daughter at 6/. Credit by one wagon body at 6/.
Information on George Parris
Note: several sources claim that George Parris was a "half-breed", son of Capt. Richard Parris (Pearis) and a Cherokee woman (possibly the "Sara" that died in 1753, which George was named administrator of her estate). Capt. Richard Parris was married to a "Rhoda" at the time of his relationship to the Cherokee woman. Some claim that George's mother was named "Pratchey", but this appears to have been a slave owned by Capt. Richard Parris, whom was given to Parris' daughter Margaret. More research is necessary on this family.
From Genforum.com post:
- George Parris the Cherokee is documented as Richard Pearis' son by the law suit over the SC land deed. I have not found proof of who his mother was, but it is likely she was a high born Cherokee woman. George held a position of high esteem in the tribe as evidence with his relationship to James Vann and that he was awarded a fee simple reservation in the Treaty of 1819. Tribal records provide depositions of his grandchildren that state George married three times, though his wives are not named (Case of Dica Llewellyn, 1888). Five children are clearly document: Lucretia, Jim and John by his first wife and Robert and Moses by other wives; the latter are well documented by tribal papers. George removed to Indian Territory in 1832 on the eve of the Trail of Tears.
The following names George Parris as the son of Richard Parris:
- James Vann, breaking with matrilineal Cherokee customs, had willed most of his substantial estate to his son Joseph (“Rich Joe”) rather than to his wife . The will was made in 1808 and named George Parris (son of Richard Pearis) and Richard Rowe as his executors. At this point, George Parris was apparently living near Edgefield, South Carolina. When he left to execute the Vann will, George Parris gave his power of attorney to Charles Goodwin of Edgefield (in Edgefield County, formerly Ninety-Six District) stating that he was moving to Georgia. He settled in Forsyth County, GA. (Source: http://donmchugh.tripod.com/paris/1800_1950.htm)