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March Family

First Generation

Rudolph Maertz, born about 1723 in Switzerland, immigrated in 1743 on the Francis and Elizabeth, and settled for a few years in Orangeburg District SC before moving to Rowan Co. NC by 1755. He married Amelia Barr in South Carolina.

This name becomes March in subsequent generations.

Second Generation

Children of Rudolph Maertz and Amelia Barr
John March (?-bef. 1819) m. 1) Elizabeth Pelier [is this Peeler or Biehler?], 2) Catherine Hinkle, d/o Charles Hinkle and Elizabeth Johnson

Third Generation

Children of John March and 1) Elizabeth Pelier
Jacob March (1775-1831) m. Margaret Rebecca Hinkle (1775-1830)
Sarah (Sallie) March m. Joseph Hanes (1784-1847) (his second wife)
Polly March m. Robert Hampton in 1808
John March m. Elizabeth Gaither in 1810
Fanny (Fanar?) March m. Daniel Booe in 1812

John, Polly and Fanny were not previously listed here as children of John and Elizabeth March, but John March Sr. signed as witness for all three of these marriages, and John Jr. was bondsman for Polly and Robert Hampton.

Fourth Generation

Children of Jacob March and Margaret Rebecca Hinkle
*Abraham March m. Elizabeth Booe (1795-bef. 1837), d/o George and Magdalena Booe
*Jacob March (d. bef. 1831) m. Fanny Booe, d/o Jacob Booe and Fanny Glasscock

William March (1799-?)
John March (1801-1870) m. 1) Elizabeth Frost (1812-1841), 2) Nancy H. Price; was living in Tennessee in 1836 when his father's land was sold.
Rebecca March (1803-?)
Elizabeth March (1805-?) m. Christopher Chaffin, also in TN by 1836
Elsie March (1807-?)
Squire March (1810-?)
Jane March (1812-1897) m. Alexander Martin Hanes (1809-1861)
Benjamin Hinkle March (1814-?) m. Eliza Wilson

Children of John March 1) Elizabeth Frost
Mary Margarette March m. Charles Volney Fortune

(their dau., Mary Lizora Fortune, married Pleasant Henderson Hanes

Children of Abraham March and Elizabeth Booe
Hampton March
William March
Nancy March m. ? Wilborn
Archibald March

This family is gone from Davie County by 1850.


Children of Jacob March and Fanny Booe
William Booe March (1819-1897) m. Mary Mariah Gaither (1822-1847)
Polly March

*Error corrected 5/27/01: We previously reported William Booe March as the son of Jacob Abraham March. Abraham March married Elizabeth Booe on 5 Jun 1816, Jacob March married Fanny Booe on 10 Aug 1816. They were therefore two different people, and we suspect that they were the oldest sons of Jacob March and Margaret Hinkle. The will of George Booe names children of his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Abram March: Hampton, William, and Archibald March, and Nancy Wilborn. Jacob Booe's will (1842) names his daughter Fanny's children W.B. March, Polly March, Meloney White, Mary Ann White, and Lindsey D. White. Fanny Booe March married James White of Guilford County in August, 1831, and was deceased by November 1840, when Jacob Booe gave land to his grandchildren William B. March and Polly March.

We believe that William Booe March is therefore the son of Fanny and Jacob.

Children of William Booe March and Mary Mariah Gaither
Mary Frances March (1844-aft. 1880) m. Dr. Rush Williams in 1862, Davie County.
Alice March (1845-1879) did not marry

William Booe March was Sheriff of Davie County, NC in 1850. Mary Mariah died in 1847 and William and his two girls were living with his brother in law's family, Henry R. Austin and Elvira Gaither Austin.

The following article appeared in People's Press, 1853: Shot.__We learn that John Hall, (trader) shot William March, ex-sheriff of Davie County, a few days since, in the streets of Mocksville. We have no particulars. March's wounds are supposed to be mortal, and Hall has been arrested and imprisoned. The parties had been at variance for some time.

Despite the prediction of mortal wounds, he survived, and lived on until September 1897. He gave up being sheriff, however, as in 1860 his occupation is given as "trader and farmer" and in 1870 simply as "farmer".

Mary Frances March Williams and her husband are absent from the Davie County census in 1870. In 1880, she and her two daughters, Stella and Luna, are living with her father. Stella married Benjamin Franklin Hanes, son of Alexander Martin Hanes and Jane March, in 1892.


People Named Hanes, Jo White Linn

Ramsey, Robert W., Carolina Cradle, Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762

Abstracts of Wills and Estates Records of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1805 and Tax Lists of 1759 and 1778, copyright Jo White Linn 1980

Linn, Jo White (1973). Davie County North Carolina Will and Deed Abstracts (Wills 1836-1900, Deeds 1836-1850).

Davie County NC 1850-1880 census records

Junkin, William Sumner, and Minnie Wyatt Junkin. The Henckel Genealogy 1500-1960. Ancestry and Descendants of Reverend Anthony Jacob Henckel 1668-1728. 1964, published by Henckel Family Association

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