An American Family History

Phoebe Head Livingston

The American Revolution was ended in 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was signed.

Washington County, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County in 1777. It originally contained Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Phoebe Head was born about 1759 in Virginia. She was the daughter of Anthony Head.

She married Samuel Livingston on September 7, 1779 in Washington County, Virginia. He was the son of William Livingston and Sarah Ware. He was a private in the Revolutionary War. He entered the service in the fall of 1776 under Colonel Christy, Captain Isaac Bledsoe, and his brother, Lieutenant Peter Livingston.

Samuel and Phoebe's children included:

James Livingston (1782, married Charity),
Jesse Livingston (1784),
Anthony Livingston (1787, married Margaret Ann Kinney),
Catherine Livingston (1790, married Ichabod Hensley).
William Livingston (1792),
Susannah Livingston (1794, married James King),
Samuel Livingston (1794),
Joseph Livingston (about 1799), and
Henry Livingston (about 1802).

Samuel Livingston was listed in a register of Applications and Permissions for a 160 acre tract at Flint River in Madison County, Alabama on January 27, 1809.

He paid taxes in Madison County in 1810.

Samuel and Phoebe Livingston acknowledged a deed to Perry Flint in Madison County on October 16, 1818.

They were in Morgan County, Alabama on October 17, 1826, when a deed was conveyed by them to James L. Smith.

Samuel Livingston was enumerated in the 1830 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

Samuel's Revolutionary War pension was granted, in Morgan County, Alabama, where he appeared November 22, 1832 when 74 years old.

Samuel died on October 6, 1834.

In 1850, Phoebe was 89 and was living with Samuel and Francis Livingston.

Phoebe died on January 9, 1853, in Lawrence County, Alabama.

Both Samuel and Phoebe Livingston are buried in Old Enon Baptist Cemetery near Danville, Lawrence County, Alabama

The Great Wagon Road was the most important Colonial American route for settlers of the mountainous backcountry. It went from Philadelphia to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. One fork went to the Tennessee Valley and Knoxville and the other to the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.




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