An American Family History

George Humphreys

Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.

Teter Nave

Boones Creek is a tributary of the Watagua River.

George Humphreys was born on January 20, 1769. He was the son of John and Susannah Humphreys.

George married Louisa Carr. Her parents were John Carr and Louisa Isbell. They lived in Boones Creek, Washington County, Tennessee.

George and Louisa's children included:
John Humphreys (1782),
Anna Humphreys White (1789, married James White),
Elizabeth Humphreys Range (1797, married Isaac Range),
Phetna Humphreys Engle (1799, married John Engle),
Jesse Humphreys (1801, died in 1809),
Hannah Humphreys Riggs (1803, married Jesse Riggs),
Pleasant Humphreys (1805, died in 1836),
Louise Humphreys Nave (1807, married Thomas W. Nave),
William Hyder Humphreys (1811).

In 1813 George Humphrey witnessed John Cowan's will.

George Humphreys was listed in the 1819 Washington County Tax List.

George Humphreys was listed in the 1830 census. The household included six members:
a man and a woman between 60 and 69 (born between 1760 and 1770),
2 men and a woman between 20 and 29,
and a boy between 15 and 19.

Louisa died in 1846

At the time of the 1850 census, George was 81 and living with Hannah Humphreys age 43. (born 1807)

George died on January 14, 1855 in Boones Creek, Washington County. He was buried in the Carr Cemetery, Lone Pine Farm.
Baptist churches were found in early colonial settlements and grew out of the English Separatist movement and the doctrine of John Smyth who rejected infant baptism.
Watagua Pioneer Neighbors

Children of John and Susannah Humphreys
  • William Humphreys
  • David Humphreys
  • Richard Humphreys
  • Moses Humphreys
  • Mary Humpreys Tullis
  • Jesse Humphreys
  • Elizabeth Humphreys Greenway
  • Elisha Humphreys
  • George Humphreys
  • The State of Franklin was an unrecognized, independent state in what is now eastern Tennessee. It was created in 1784 with the intent of becoming the fourteenth state. Its first capital was Jonesborough. It existed for about four and a half years and then North Carolina re-assumed control.

    East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.



    Jesse Riggs was born August 22, 1792/ He was the pastor of the Double Springs Missionary Baptist Chruch. He was a sergent in Col. Allison’s Regt. East Tenn. Militia in the War of 1812. He died on January 27, 1869.