|Some Ancestors of Susannah Kiser Evans
Compiled by Marie Evans Davis-McQueen
Generation No. 1
1. Susannah Kiser, born about 1806 in Anson County, North Carolina and
1872 in Itawamba County, Mississippi - New Salem Community. The ganders
in the stable with a horse and were fighting the horse. In an effort
separate them, Susannah got too hot and had a stroke. She is buried
Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi. She
Parrot Evans who was born 1802 in Anson County, North Carolina, and
April 25, 1860 in Itawamba County, Mississippi - New Salem Community.
father of Parrot Evans has not been proven. His mother was Rebecca. It
thought that she married second a Burnette. Parrot had one known
Elizabeth Ann Evans, who married Leonard Hartsell. The Hartsell family
the Evans family lived near each other in Itawamba County,
Children of Parrot and Susannah were: Jane M. Evans, John T. C.
Parrot Alexander Evans, Susan E. (Em) Evans, Mary Alvretta (Polly)
Thomas P. Evans, George H. Evans, Zilpha Adaline Evans, Frances
Evans and William Henry Evans. Susannah Kiser was the daughter of 2.
Alexander Kiser, Jr. and 3. Debbie Weatherford.
Generation No. 2
2. George Alexander Kiser, Jr., born April 1, 1779 in Mecklenburg
Cabarrus) North Carolina and died before October 1822. He was the son of
George Alexander Kiser, Sr. and 5. Mary Dove. The Cabarrus County
Inquest on october 1822, report from jury: death by falling sickness.
married 3. Debbie Weatherford August 11, 1803 in Cabarrus County,
Carolina. She died before 1830. Children of George Alexander Kiser, Jr.
Debbie Weatherford were:
1 i. Susannah Kiser was born about 1806 in Anson County, North
died 1872 in Itawamba County, Mississippi - New Salem Community. She
ii. Sarah (Sally) Kiser was born about 1812 and died after 1900. She
Joseph Heinseman January 31, 1840.
iii. Archibald Kiser, born 1813 in North Carolina; migrated to Georgia
married Lucinda Daniels born 1813. Their children were Mary Kiser,
Jane Kiser, Lucinda Kiser, George N. Kiser, William Kiser, James
Joseph Kiser, Thomas Kiser and Wiley Kiser.
iv. George Mark Kiser, born about 1814; married Mary Crayton. Their
were Martha Kiser and James E. Kiser. George Mark Kiser murdered
Russell in 1842. Records do not indicate that he was apprehended and
whereabouts after that were not known.
Stop The Murderer
The above reward will be given for the apprenhension and delivery to
sheriff of Cabarrus County, North Carolina for a man by the name of
Kisor who committed and atrocious murder upon the body of James S.
of this county on the 5th instant at the home of Allen Bost in
County. Said Kisor is about 30 years of age, 5 ft. 10 in. high, dark
square shouldered, dark skin, large mouth and has some appearance of
head and large whiskers, speaks quick, is a blacksmith by trade and has
very looks to indicate the rascal. He was badly dressed in homespun, but
is presumed he will change his clothes. He wore a new pair of broguce
stays around the heels. He is so much in the habit of carrying his
that it is supposed that he will take it with him, it has a plain stock
double trigger - he has a common case knife around in the shape of a
knife attached to his pouch by his leather string through the handle. He
a brother living in Georgia and two sisters in Mississippi one of
married to Parrot Evans and the other to a Collins formerly of Anson
where he will no doubt attempt to go. Kisor is fond of drinking and when
least tight he is in the habit of singing dirty blackguard songs such
nine times in the night, etc. Anyone apprehending said Kisor and
him as above shall receive the reward.
David G. Russell
Robert L. Russell
Mecklenburg County. August 9, 1842
v. Deborah Kiser, born ABT 1816; married John Mark Kiser February 22,
in Cabarrus County, North Carolina; born ABT 1807.
vi. Phoebe (Fibie) Kiser, born August 28, 1817; died December 15,
married Green Collins; born 1819 in Fayette County, Alabama; died March
1895. They lived in Fayette County until their deaths. Their children
Elizabeth Collins, James P. Collins, George Collins, Jesse
Priscilla Collins and Danny Collins.
Generation No. 3
4. George Alexander Kiser, Sr., born March 11, 1754 in Anson County,
Carolina; died March 11, 1830. He was the son of 8. Peter Kiser, Sr. and
Fanny, last name thought to be Garman. He married 5. Mary Dove, born
1756, died April 27, 1836. He owned and operated one of twelve
County mills on Rocky River in the early 1800's. His was just north of
Cabarrus/ Union County line. Apparently several of his neighbors objected
his dam as evidenced in the Pleas and Quarter Sessions of October 6,
which read as follows: "agreeable to the petition of a number of
inhabitants on Rocky River it is ordered that Kiser be admitted to keep
mill dam on Rocky River closed for the ensuing year from this date."
"By The Old Mill Stream The Story of Early Industry in Cabarrus County"
Stephen Cabarrus History Club, Harrisburg School). He was also one of
early members of High Hill Primitive Baptist Church (Ref. "The Great
Through Cabarrus County" by J.K. Rouse p 88). George also transacted
sales of property the last of which was to John Reed his sister's
and owner of Reed's Gold Mine. Children of George Kiser and Mary are:
2 i. George Alexander Kiser, Jr., born April 1, 1779 in Mecklenburg
Cabarrus) North Carolina and died before 1822, married Debbie
August 11, 1803 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
ii. Elizabeth Kiser, born August 27, 1771 in Mecklenburg (later
North Carolina; died April 27, 1828; married George Long. Elizabeth
killed by one of her father's slaves.
iii. David W. Kiser, Sr., born March 20, 1781 in Mecklenburg
Cabarrus) North Carolina; died before 1869; married Rachel Kiser October
1804 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina; born about 1783; died December
1872. Their children were Susanah Kiser, an unknown female, John Mark
Margaret Melissa Kiser, Irvin Kiser, William L. Kiser died July 1862
Civil War, Ellen Kiser, Thomas P. Kiser and Matilda Kiser. Rachel Kiser
a will and left everything to her daughter, Ellen Hartsell, widow of Noah
iv. Levi Kiser, born February 16, 1783 in Mecklenburg (later Cabarrus)
Carolina, died before February 16, 1830.
v. Esther Kiser, born April 29, 1785 in Mecklenburg (later Cabarrus)
Carolina; died after 1860. She married Andrew Carriker.
vi. Marcus Kiser, Sr., born September 12, 1788 in Mecklenburg
Cabarrus) North Carolina; died August 1872 buried Kiser Family Cemetery;
name of his first wife is unknown; married second Polly Kiser October
1830. It was a descendant of this line, Blanche Kiser Taylor Moore
February 17, 1933, who was sentenced to death by the state of
Carolina. She murdered her first husband, James Taylor, boy friend,
Reid, and assaulted her last husband, Rev. Dwight Moore. She was
to death on Nov 16, 1990 for the murder of Raymond Reed, her boyfriend
50) in Alamance County on Oct 7, 1986. A movie was made on her life in
Elizabeth Montgomery played the part of Blanche.
vii. John Kiser, born January 5, 1790 in Cabarrus County, North
died July 11, 1868 in Campbell County (Fulton), Georgia; married
Howell April 27, 1814 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina; born March
1792 in Mecklenburg North Carolina; died May 25, 1845 buried
County, Georgia. Their children were Madison Washington Kiser,
Lafayette Kiser, James Madison Kisser, John Franklin Kiser, Adeline
Eleanor Kiser, Wiley JacksonKiser, Merewether Posey Kiser and Mary
viii. Thomas Dove Kiser, born about 1793 in Cabarrus County, North
died June 19, 1871 in Marion County, Oregon - married Mary Gurley,
1793. She was the daughter of James Gurley of Montgomery County,
ix. Mary Polly Kiser, born February 7, 1796 in Cabarrus County,
Carolina, died after 1870 - married Nathan Green October 27, 1814
Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
The last will and testament of George Kiser was produced in open court
the execution of the same duly proven by the oaths of William Waddington
Alexander G. Waddington the witnesses thereunto, whereupon the
therein named David Kiser and Mark Kiser were duly qualified and
letters testamenting of which said will the following is a true copy.
State of North Carolina
February the 16th 1830 as I feel myself on the decline of life but sound
memory in the name of Almighty God I think but to make my last will
testament. First I wish my body to be decently buried and my
expenses to be paid. Second I wish all my just debts paid. Third I will
my wife Mary Kiser my negro woman Rachael as long as she remains my
and after her marriage or death said negro Rachael not to be sold but her
have her choice which of my children she pleases to live with and them
chooses to live with is to have her and all the rest of my property,
and negroes and horses cattle and all my other property is to be put to
and the money to be kept in the hands of my executors without any
for the support of my wife as long as she lives and she to have it as
may need for her support and after her death or marriage if the money is
all made use of what remains is to be equally divided among my sons
daughters that is now a livin David Kiser, Mark Kiser, John Kiser,
Kiser, Esther Caraker and Polly Green. And I appoint my two sons David
and Mark Kiser to execute this my last will and testament.
Whereunto I have set my hand and fixed my seal in the presence of
Alexander G. Waddington
George Kiser (seal)
Generation No. 4
8. Peter Kiser, Sr., died 1785. He married 9. Fanny. It is thought her
Children of Peter Kiser and Fanny were:
i. Frederick Kiser, died before January 1839.
ii. Margaret Kiser
iii. Catherine Kiser
iv. Peter Kiser, Jr.
v. Rachel Kiser
vi. Elizabeth Kiser, married Alexander Klingaman
4 vii. George Alexander Kiser, Sr., born March 11, 1754 in Anson
North Carolina; died March 11, 1830; married (1) Mary Dove
viii. Sarah Kiser born 1761 married John Reed. Their children
Frances (Fanny) Reed born 1785 who married William (Billy) Crayton
1778; and Conrad Reed.
Reed Gold Mine
John Reed (Johannes Reith) who married Sarah Kiser, daughter of Peter
and Fanny Garman, was a Hessian soldier who left the British army near
the conclusion of the Revolutionary War and came to settle near
Germans living in the lower Piedmont of North Carolina. Most of the
dwelt on modest family-run farms in rural areas, where they raised
grain crops such as corn and wheat.
The life of farmer John Reed would have been long forgotten had it not
for a chance event one Sunday in 1799. On that day Reed's son, Conrad,
a large yellow rock in Little Meadow Creek on the Reed farm in
County. This rock reportedly weighed seventeen pounds and for three
was used as a doorstop at the Reed cabin.
In 1802 a Fayetteville jeweler identified the gold nugget. He purchased
from Reed for the asked-for price of $3.50, though the actual value
The following year John Reed began his mining operation by forming
partnership with three local men, Frederick Kiser who was the brother
John Reed's wife, Sarah; James Love and Martin Pfifer. The partners
equipment and workers to dig for gold in the creek bed, while Reed
the land. The returns were to be divided eqaully. The men mined mainly
the off-season from farming, giving first priority to raising their
Thus the Reed Gold Mine was the site of the first documented discovery
gold in the United States. Before the end of the first year, a slave
Peter had unearthed a twenty-eight-pound nugget. Using only pans and
to wash the creek gravel, the part-time miners recovered an estimated
of one hundred thousand dollars by 1824.
Within a short time several other nuggets, weighing up to 28 pounds
were found on the Reed farm. After exhausting the surface gold, Reed and
partners opened a vein mine in 1831. By 1849, it is estimated that more
$10 million in gold had been taken from the Reed property alone. A
squabble resulted in a court injunction that closed the mines for a decade.
John Reed was a wealthy man when he died in 1845. Soon the Reed mine
sold at public auction. The mine changed hands many times through the
until 1912, when the last underground work took place there. Placer
found the last large nugget at Reed in 1896.
That nugget weighed approximately twenty-three pounds.
There was a court battle about the wealth of John Reed. This happened
20 years after John Reed died. In the 1860's the court records named
living grandchildren of John Reed. If a grandchild was deceased, then
record showed that.
The Reed Gold Mine is now an historic site.
Will of Peter Kiser
Peter KISER Sr.
WILL: 05 APR 1780, Mecklenburg Co., NC [S000173]
In the name of God amain. I petter Kizeyr of the State of noarth
and County of macklinburg Coardwinder being for some time Ealing in body
finding myself still on the declinging hand and as it heath pleased
alwise God to bliss me with a numirouss fammaly and a littel of the
things of this life and finding myself of a sound disposing mind and
think proper to make this my Last Will and testiment and first I
my soul to almighty God who give it beging he would be greaicously
to accept the saime for the mirits Sake of the Ever-blissed Jesus in whome
disire to trust and with respect to my worldly affirs first I allow all
Just and Lawful Debts to be payed ____________________ I bequaith unto
wife fannie Kizyer the one third of all my movabel Estate together with
beed and furnituer and hir spining whiel her wearing apperl and seaddel
from the mouth of the Stillhouse branch where it runs into the river
forty roods from the said mouth of the branch ["forty roods" crossed out]
said branch thene forty roods downwards keeping forty roods of Said
till teen acers are compleated Incluidin house barn and orchard and
the one third of all the reent of the remaind of the plantation as long
she is a widdo but no longer and a boot jack and my big bibel duering
["life" crossed out] widdo houde. Itam I will or order that my mill on
river and the Land adgioying Said mill be sold in Six months after my
and all my other moveabel Estate to be put to publick Seal as well as
above named mill and at the death or mairage of fannia my wife I order
authierise my Exactor to put the plantation I now live on at this deate
publick Seal and what Ever it is sold for I allow it to be devided
crossed out] in the following mannar that is to say I allow or order
all of the movabeall Estate and ["and" crossed out] the prise of the mill
order what it be divided in Eight Equal Shearrs between my Loving Sons
daughters viz Elisabeth Clingingman my Eoldest doughter peeter
George kyzer fridriek kyzer Cateran keyzer Sarah kyezer and reachel
and the Same Equal divide of all the money that the above named place at
death of my wife or mairage to be divided and an Equal divide of all
as above to my loving sons and daughters that is my loving
Elisabeth Clingman my son petter kyzer margret tatter George kyzer
kyzer Catren kyzer Sarah kyezer reachel kyezer all my beloved Sons
daughters. Itam I bequaith unto my wellbeloved Son petter Kyezer my
bibel at the marige or death of my wife. Itam I order that all
crossed out] my just debts be Justly dischargid with my funral
Itam I nomnate and apoint my trusty and well beloved brother in Law
Germon and my trusty frind William Heans to be my only Exeactor of This
last Will and testment and do by these presents revock disanoll all
wills whatsover acknowlidging this to be my only Last will and
Sinned with my hand and Sealed with my Seal and deated this fifth day
aprile in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty.
peetter his X mark kyzer Seal [with heart drawn around it]
Sinned Selled and acknowledged
as the last will and testement of ye above
named Petter kyzer in presence of
Jean hir X mark German
Archibald White Jurat
Will of Peter Kiser transcribed by Lila Garner
DEATH: 1785 [S000153]
Peter Kizer's estate was recorded 1799. (Ref Cabarrus Co. Estate
Index p 17)
Kathryn L. Bridges
Cabarrus County Public Library
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