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HULSEY *Joel

Male 1795 - 1862


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  • Name  HULSEY *Joel 
    Born  12 Aug 1795  Greenville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  4C6D0ECF3F07234480C56D833493C52F332F 
    Died  16 Jul 1862  Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I3836  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  5 Aug 2016 

    Father  HULSEY *James Jennius"Jennings", Sr.,   b. 1754, Goochland, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1827, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Mother  Barrington Anna,   b. 1760, Greenville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Married  1780  Greenville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1309  Group Sheet

    Family 1  BARNWELL Clarissa Hise,   b. 1795, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Dade County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1813  Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. HULSEY *Cynthia " Sinthia ",   b. 1814, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Dade County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. HULSEY Mary Melinda,   b. 9 Nov 1816, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. HULSEY Wiley,   b. 19 Jan 1819, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HULSEY Thaney,   b. 25 May 1820, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. HULSEY Harve,   b. 22 Apr 1823, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. HULSEY Simeon,   b. 12 Apr 1825, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. HULSEY John Wesley,   b. 1 Mar 1828, Dade County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. HULSEY Julia Ann,   b. 1830, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. HULSEY Hardin " Hardy ",   b. 5 Mar 1833, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. HULSEY William,   b. 12 Mar 1836, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. HULSEY David M.,   b. 24 Dec 1846
    Family ID  F1306  Group Sheet

    Family 2  MORROW Rebecca Hunter,   b. 1801, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Dade County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. HULSEY David Morrow,   b. 24 Dec 1846, Dade County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1307  Group Sheet

    Family 3  ARNOLD Amaritta,   b. 1806, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Aug 1854  Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1308  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR JOEL HULSEY:

      Information on this family came from Harry D. Roberts of Orange Co., CA in a letter that he sent to Virgie Allison in the late 1960's. Joel moved to Texas in 1852 with Rebecca Morrow and settled on the head waters of North Sulphur. ( Same as Jabez Chandler ).
      Appears in the 1818 Franklin Co., Georgia Tax Digest
      Appears on the 1830 Hall Co., Georgia Census
      Appears on the 1840 Dade Co, Georgia Census
      Appears on the 1850 Dade Co., Georgia Census

      Marriage Record found in Fannin County, TX Marriage Records Book A, page # 50
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      The following information is from Bill Hulsey found on the Kindred Konnection Website: ( Bill Hulsey, 158 Grant Point,
      Dawsonville, GA 30534 USA 706/216-2624, bhulsey@stc.net ).
      Date: 1820
      PLAC Cenus Hall Co., GA ( Page # 129 )
      Date: 1840
      PLAC Census Dade Co., GA, page # 83; Deed from James, Charles ( Jr. ), Adonijah, Jesse and Adler Hudlesley, who are referred to as sons and heirs of the " late Charles Hulsey" all residents of Greenville County, South Carolina. Date of Deed:
      7 June 1793. The land involved was a land that Charles Husley bought from Thomas Lewis on 9 March 1790. We can assume that Charles died sometime between 9 March 1790 and 7 June 1793. The deed from Thomas Lewis was to
      Charles Hudlesley, which together with the spelling in the 1793 deed, creates some confusion as to the early spelling of the name. By 1800 most of the Hulsey family had moved to Franklin County, Georgia. The Franklin County Tax Digest shows all of these names except John and Adam. Joel first appeared in the 1818 Franklin County, Georgia Tax Digest as having paid a poll tax of .31 cents ( 2 1/2 mils, ) a tax required of each male after reaching age 21. In the 1820 Census of Hall County, Georgia part of Franklin County the Hulsey's were living in what became Hall County December 1818. In the 1820 Land Lottery he was granted land in the adjoining Gwinnett County, GA Joel was shown as a resident of Hall County, Georgia. Joel and his wife Clarissa lived in Hall Co., GA until after the 1830 Census. Joel, wife and eight children in the 1830 Hall County Census.

      Must have moved to Tennessee after the 1830 Census. Joel Hulsey shows in the Hardin County records with William born there in 1836. In the 1840 Census of Dade Co., GA the entire family was there. Dade County, GA carved from Walker County 12/25/1837 located in the northwest corner of Georgia. It was the last frontier east of the Mississippi River with the Cherokees removed to Oklahoma. The Hulseys had lived close to the Cherokees for over 50 years since the Revolutionary War.

      Joel and his entire family were still living in Dade Co., GA at the time of the 1850 Census. Most of his children were married at that time and had children of their own. Joel's first wife Clarissa died in 1842 and he married Rebecca. His 11th and last child was born in 1846. About 1852 the entire Joel Hulsey family including most of his married children and their children moved to Fannin County, Texas. In the 1860 finds no Hulseys in Dade County, Georgia. In 1854 Joel's second wife died and he remarried the same year to Miss Amaritta Arnold. They had no children.
      Joel was named as a legatee in the estate settlement of Robert Barnwell. Heirs found in the records in Dade and DeKalb Co., GA; Monroe, TN, Jackson County, AL court records. Joel died in Fannin Co., TX. On the first Grand Jury
      list in Hall County, GA.
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      " Gone to Georgia" Jackson and Gwinnett Counties and their Neighbors in the Western Migration\
      by William C. Stewart, page #210, #217
      Jennings Hulsey

      Jennings Hulsa was living in Greenville District, SC in 1790, as were Charles, James, Doney( Dewey?)
      and Audiler, all spelled Hulsa or Hulsea. In 1800, Jennings was enumerated there, aged 26-44, as were Charles, Jessee, of the same age. In 1820, Adley, Adonijab, Adonijab, Sr., Charles(2), Dewey,
      Elijah, Hiram, James, Jesse, Joel, Micajah and William Hulsey were enumerated in Hall County; and Asa in Clark County. Jennings, a Revolutionary soldier, had moved to Henry County, GA, by 1827, when he drew Lee County land granted August 22, 1834. However, between 1827 and 1830, Jennings moved to DeKalb Co., GA. He had sons William, ELi and Green, and several daughters. Eli J. married Charlotte, daughter of Merrell Collier from North Carolina, and their son William H. Hulsey was elected
      mayor of Atlanta in 1868. ( Garrett, Atlanta, vol 1, pps. 34, 801). Others of the family listed in the 1827 lottery were James and Jesse in Hall County, both veterans of the Revolution, who drew respectively land in Carroll and Troup Counties, granted Feb. 18, 1833 and Jan. 12, 1829, Elijah of Hall County, Elijah of Habersham County and Asa of Fayette County. The names Hulce and Hulse, found in Virginia,
      appear to be the same as Hulsea and Hulsey.
    • Dade County History Book
      http://dadecountyhb.wordpress.com/edited-articles/individual-family/joel-hulsey/Dade County History Book) Annotated

      Joel and Clarissa Barnwell Hulsey moved into the newly opened Cherokee lands in northwest Georgia from Franklin Co., GA. When the first census of Dade County was in 1840, he, his eldest son Wiley, and three of this sons-in-laws were listed as heads of households. The families were as follows:
      Joel and his wife, Clarissa Barnwell; ** Isaac and Cynthia West; Matthew and Malinda Cunningham ( He was reported to be the second Sheriff of Dade Co.); Wiley and Mary Ross; Allen and Haney Smith; Joel and Clarissa's six youngest children were still at home: James Harvey, Simon, John Wesley, Julia Ann and William.

      These families are among those that were an important part of the settlement of the County but moved on leaving little trace of their ever having been there. Between 1800 and 1860 there were at least two wagon trains that left Dade County for Texas and the Hulsey clan was part of this migration. They moved to Fannin County, Texas between 1850 when Wiley's son was born, John H., was born in Georgia and in 1851 when Hiram's daughter was born in Texas. The eldest Hulsey daughter Cynthia, and her husband Isaac West, Sr. ( my ancestors) were the only members of the Hulsey clan left in the county in 1860.

      Complete Compilation:
      Joel and Clarissa Barnwell Hulsey moved into the newly opened Cherokee lands in northwest Georgia from Franklin County, GA. When the first census of Dade County was in 1840, he, his eldest son, Wiley, and three of his sons-in-laws were listed as heads of household. The families were as follow: Joel and his wife, Clarissa Barnwell; Isaac and Cynthia West; Matthew and Malinda Cunningham ( He was reported to be the second Sheriff of Dade ); Wiley and Mary Ross; Alien and Haney Smith. Joel and Clarissa's six youngest children were still at home: James Harvey, Simon, John Wesley, Julia Ann and William.

      These families are among those that were an important part of the settlement of the County but moved on leaving little trace of their ever having been there. Between 1800 and 1860 there were at least two wagon trains that left Dade County for Texas and the Hulsey clan was part of this migration. They moved to Fannin County, TX between 1850 when Wiley's son , John H was born in Georgia and 1851 when Hiram's daughter was born in Texas. The eldest Hulsey daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Isaac West, Sr. were the only members of the Hulsey clan left in the county in 1860.

      Joel and his sons and sons-in-laws were active in buying and selling land in the newly organized county. All land records prior to 1849 are lost but he had a deed recorded on Page 37, Book C of Dade County Mortgages and Deeds ( the oldest extant deed book in County ). He sold the south 1/2 ( 80 acres) of Lot 176 in District 10, Section 4 near Squirrel Town on November 22, 1849 to his son, Simeon Hulsey.

      In one of the first extant deeds in Dade. Joel sold a " negro woman and child, the woman named Mary, the child named Houston" to Isham Perkins who sold her to Andrew H. Johnson " of Walker County on February 22, 1842. Since the woman and child had been given to Clarissa Hulsey by her father the Revolutionary soldier, Robert Barnwell, the Hulsey children had to relinquish their rights to the woman and child. This deed, recorded February 26, 1849, was signed by most of the adult children at this time.

      On November 28, 1850 he sold Wm I Cole, Lots 112 and 141 in District 10 in Section 4 that he had bought from Peter Upshaw. Wiley Hulsey and sons-in-law, Matthew Cunningham and Allan Smith, witnessed the deed. It was in this deed that the Hulsey children were listed. The Dade county deed books recorded many deeds signifying land transactions by the men of the family.

      Joel had married while living for a time in Tennessee. In the 1850 census he was living with this second wife, Rebecca Morrow, and his sons, William, 13, and David, 3, was quite well to do and owned real estate valued at $ 2,500.00.

      John, age 22, and his wife, Naomi ( Burnett or Barnett ), 22, were living with their baby son, Joel, age 6 months in house no: 21. Apparently Naomi was a sister to Rebecca Barnett Huisey, age 24, wife of Simeon Hulsey, age 25, who was living in house no: 111 with their son, Joel, 2 years old. Simeon owned $ 500 in real estate.

      Wiley, Joel's third child and eldest son, age 30, was living in house no: 34 with his wife, Mary ( Malinda Ross ) age 32. Their children, born when the 1850 census was taken were: Rebecca, 14: Clarissa, 12: Mary, 10: William, 8: Joel, 7: and Martha 5. Wiley had $ 1,500.00 in real estate.

      Malinda, 33, the second daughter and husband Matthew Cunningham, 43, were in house no: 48. Matthew, the second sheriff for Dade County had been born in Tennessee, owned $ 2,000.00 in real estate. Their children in the 1850 census were: Sarah, 13; Leroy, 10; Joel James, 4; and William, 8 months.

      Thaney and her husband Alien Smith, and their children; Jacob, 9; Amanda, 8; Melinda, 4; and Britiana, 3, were in house no: 114. Two doors away in house no: 117 was Hardin Hulsey, age 18, and his wife, Caroline ( Deerberry), age 18 and in house no 118, a single brother, James W., age 26. According to the mortality census for 1850, one of three year old grandchildren died in Dade in 1850 but we do not know the name nor which one of his children were the parent.

      All of Joel and Clarissa's children were in the 1850 Dade County Census with the exception of Julia who married Marion Smith. By the time the 1860 census was taken the only part of the Hulsey clan left in Dade County was the Issac and Cynthia Hulsey West family. Their descendants of the Lancaster, Whetzel, West and Countiss families still live in the area. ( Submitted by Paul R.L. Vance, Messa, AZ 85206-2214).


  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Family Ancestry of Lauren Myrick Nash(Ancestry.com), Lauren Nash, I667.

    2. [S72] Family Ancestry of Lauren Myrick Nash(Ancestry.com), Lauren Nash, ID: 171.