James Muse, Jr.

Male 1733 - 1780  (47 years)


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  • Name James Muse 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1733  Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1780  Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I297  Muse-Nagy
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2019 

    Father James Muse, Sr.,   b. Abt. 1695, Westmoreland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1758, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Sophia Pope,   b. Abt. 1705, Westmoreland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1758, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Abt. 1725  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity Braswell,   b. 5 Apr 1734, Deep River, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt. 1754  Moore, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ferriba Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Jesse Franklin Muse, Sr.,   b. 26 Apr 1759, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1820, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Thomas Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charity Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ludda Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elisabeth Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Kindred Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Martha Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1733 - Prince William, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt. 1754 - Moore, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1780 - Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1755 Land Deed for James Muise Jr and James Muise Sr
    1755 Land Deed for James Muise Jr and James Muise Sr
    15 July 1755, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: James Muise Junior
    Grantee: James Muise Senior
    Price: 200 pounds
    Tract of land: an estate formerly made over to James Muise Jr by James Muise Sr, including all slaves except one

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 1 1754-1761, film 18695, vol. 1, p. 29-31, img 23-25
    1758 Will of James Muse
    1758 Will of James Muse
    30 March 1758, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    James Muse: of Deep River, Cumberland County
    Wife: Sophia
    Children: James Muse, Liddy Ceal, Thomas, Daniel (under 14), Anne, Anna Barbary, Sophia Pope Runnels (her son: William Ceal Muse)

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 1 1754-1761, film 18695, vol. 1, p. 241-242, img 228-229
    1762 Land Deed for James Muse
    1762 Land Deed for James Muse
    17 May 1762, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Farquard Campbell
    Grantee: James Muse
    Price: 15 pounds
    Tract of land: on a branch of McClendons Creek, 150 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 2 1754-1765, film 18696, vol. 2, p. 139-140, img 138-139
    1765 Land Deed for James Muse
    1765 Land Deed for James Muse
    23 April 1765, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: James Muse
    Grantee: John Overton
    Price: 208 pounds and 15 shillings
    Tract of land: a female slave, 2 plantations on McClendons Creek (one containing 150 acres, the other is the plantation James was living on), 150 acres upon the creek (including the mouth of Mill Swamp), 150 acres above the upper plantation, 200 acres of land on Killett's Creek, 150 head of hogs, 13 head of cattle, 1 bay mare

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 2 1754-1765, film 18696, vol. 2, p. 544-545, img 539-540
    1766 Land Deed for James Muse
    1766 Land Deed for James Muse
    19 August 1766, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Charles Seale
    Grantee: James Muse
    Price: 10 pounds
    Tract of land: on both sides of McClendons Creek, 150 acres

    One of James' sisters married a Seale, so Charles may be a relation.

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 3 1766-1770, film 18697, vol. 3, p. 27-29, img 30-32
    1767 Land Deed for James Muse
    1767 Land Deed for James Muse
    17 October 1767, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: James Muse
    Grantee: William Mears
    Price: 50 pounds
    Tract of land: on a branch of McClendons Creek, 100 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 3 1766-1770, film 18697, vol. 3, p. 146-147, img 149-150
    1769 Land Deed for James Muse
    1769 Land Deed for James Muse
    23 October 1769, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: James Muse
    Grantee: John Howell
    Price: 30 pounds
    Tract of land: on Killets Creek (a branch of McClendons Creek), 250 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 4-5 1770-1772, film 18698, vol. 4, p. 19-20, img 21-22
    1771 Land Deed for James Muse
    1771 Land Deed for James Muse
    13 August 1771, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: James Muse
    Grantee: Jacob Duckworth
    Price: 30 pounds
    Tract of land: on McClendons Creek, 200 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 4-5 1770-1772, film 18698, vol. 4, p. 409-410, img 350-351


    1772 Land Deed for James Muse
    1772 Land Deed for James Muse
    30 January 1772, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: James Muse
    Grantee: Donald McDonald
    Price: 72 pounds
    Tract of land: on a branch of McClendons Creek, 100 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 6 1773-1779, film 18699, vol. 6, p. 257, img 274
    1772 Land Deed for James Muse
    1772 Land Deed for James Muse
    January 1772, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: William Mears
    Grantee: James Muse
    Price: 50 pounds
    Tract of land: on a bank of McClendons Creek (including the plantation that William Mears lived on), 100 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 4-5 1770-1772, film 18698, vol. 4, p. 432-433, img 373-374
    1774 Land Deed for James Muse
    1774 Land Deed for James Muse
    28 April 1774, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: James Muse
    Grantee: Alexander Morison
    Price: [blank]
    Tract of land: on the waggon road about 1 1/4 miles below McClendons Creek, 200 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 6 1773-1779, film 18699, vol. 6, p. 308-309, img 325-326
    1777 Tax Record for James Muse
    1777 Tax Record for James Muse
    Cumberland County, North Carolina

    James Muse has 2,435 pounds in taxable property. He is living in Captain Duckworth's district.

    FamilySearch.org, List of taxables, 1777-1884 (Cumberland County, North Carolina), List of taxables 1777-1793, film 18682 Item 2, img 299
    1778 Tax Record for Jas Muse
    1778 Tax Record for Jas Muse
    Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Jas Muse has 2,812 pounds and 15 shillings in taxable property. He is living in Captain Duckworth's district.

    FamilySearch.org, List of taxables, 1777-1884 (Cumberland County, North Carolina), List of taxables 1777-1793, film 18682 Item 2, img 326
    1779 Tax Record for Jas Muse Sr
    1779 Tax Record for Jas Muse Sr
    Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Jas Muse Sr has 6,510 pounds in taxable property. He is living in Captain Hunnicutt's district.

    FamilySearch.org, List of taxables, 1777-1884 (Cumberland County, North Carolina), List of taxables 1777-1793, film 18682 Item 2, img 369
    1780 Will of James Muse
    1780 Will of James Muse
    10 June 1780, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    James Muse: a planter of the county of Cumberland
    Wife: Charity
    Children: Daniel, James, Ferriba Seale, Jesse, Thos, Mary (under 16), Charity (under 16), Ludda (under 16), Elisabeth (under 16), Kindred, Martha (under 16)

    Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998

    Histories
    History of Moore County - First Settlers
    History of Moore County - First Settlers
    Moore County, North Carolina

    One of the first settlers of Moore County was James Muse Jr. He became a large landowner. He was a captain in MacDonald's Tory army. He was captured at Moore's Creek Bridge but escaped and returned home.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 17
    History of Moore County - Muse Family Immigration
    History of Moore County - Muse Family Immigration
    Moore County, North Carolina

    Mentions James Sr, Daniel, Thomas, Sophia, Lydia, James Jr, and Jesse (the son of James Jr).

    Date of first record in Moore County: 1754.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 197
    History of Moore County - Tory Leaders
    History of Moore County - Tory Leaders
    Moore County, North Carolina

    James Muse sold 200 acres to Dr. Morrison in 1774. On this land and an adjoining tract of 300 acres that he built eight new houses. It was here that the "Tories first rendezvoused before marching to Cross Creek." James Muse was a Tory.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 33
    History of Moore County - Tory Army
    History of Moore County - Tory Army
    Moore County, North Carolina

    James Muse was a Major in the Tory army.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 58

    History of Moore County - Cumberland List of Officers
    History of Moore County - Cumberland List of Officers
    Moore County, North Carolina

    James Muse was listed in the Cumberland List of Officers during the War of the Regulation (1770-1771).

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 200-201
    History of Moore County - Moore's Creek
    History of Moore County - Moore's Creek
    Moore County, North Carolina

    James Muse was a Tory and was taken prisoner at Moore's Creek.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 46
    History of Moore County - Capture
    History of Moore County - Capture
    Moore County, North Carolina

    Captain James Muse was captured but escaped and returned to his home. He continued to stir up trouble. When the Council of Safety at Wilmington sent a party to prevent him from causing more trouble, he agreed to stop but refused to take an oath of allegiance to the state.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 60-61
    History of Moore County - Estate awarded to Widow
    History of Moore County - Estate awarded to Widow
    Moore County, North Carolina

    After James Muse's death, the court restored his entire estate to his widow, Charity, and their children. The widow Muse was awarded "The Morrison house, and the land which goes with it" (which is the land James Muse sold to Alexander Morrison in 1774.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 101-102
    History of Moore County - Biography of Captain James Muse
    History of Moore County - Biography of Captain James Muse
    Moore County, North Carolina

    Captain James Muse was the son of James Muse Sr. of Virginia. James Sr died on Deep River in 1758. James Jr moved to Carthage around 1764. He built his home on McLendon's Creek. He was captured at Moore's Creek but escaped. He refused to take the oath. He died in 1781, leaving a widow, Charity, and large family. He was of English descent.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 205-206