Ancestor Stories


Samuel Frierson & Sarah Wilson

Great Great Great Great Great Uncle and Wife

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  • 15 Dec 1765 - Born Willamsburg, South Carolina to William Frierson Jr and Margaret Gordon Frierson
  • 16 Dec 1767 - Brother William Frierson born
  • 1769 - Brother Issac Frierson Born (d. 1806)
  • 1770 - Brother Elias Curran Frierson Col. born (d. 1843)
  • 1775 - Brother Moses Gordon Frierson, Capt. born (d. 1813)
  • 29 March 1787 - Married Sarah Wilson, South Carolina
  • 5 April 1793 - Daughter Margaret Gordon Frierson (Dickey) (d. 1815)
  • 14 Feb 1796 - Son James Madison Frierson born (d. 1832)
  • 9 June 1798 - Daughter Jeannette Isabella Frierson born (d. 1815)
  • 1 March 1801 - Son, Rev. William Vincent Frierson Sr (d. 1863)
  • 27 July 1803 - Son Samuel Davies Frierson born (d. 1866)
  • 1803 - Father William Frierson Jr. died
  • 18 May 1806 - Son John Wilson Frierson born Maury County, TN (d. 1835)
  • 17 Jan 1810 - Mother Margaret Gordon died Maury County, TN
  • 9 July 1815 - died Maury County, TN buried at Zion, Maury Co, TN


Books and other Documentation

source: "The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings of the Scotch-Irish Congress"

page. 205 Accordingly, on the 6th of March, 1806, the following, with their several families, left their native homes in South Carolina to seek their abode in the wilds of Tennessee and join the four families who had preceded them, and with whom they were closely connected, to wit: John Dickey, Mrs. Margaret Frierson, Mrs. Jane H. Blakely, Samuel Frierson, Thos. Stephenson, Wm. Frierson, Wm. I. Frierson, Samuel Witherspoon, Elias Frierson, John W. Stephenson, and Mrs. Mary Fleming .. with her 4 boys. ... This company reached their friends in Williamson county about the middle of April, 1806. True to their religious training and habits, they soon resolved to meet every Sabbath for the purpose of reading the Scriptures, and of prayer and praise. They accordingly erected a stand, where they spent most of each Sabbath in religious exercises.


Birth: Dec. 15, 1765 Death: Jul. 9, 1815 He was a planter and an elder in the Zion church, ordained by Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingstree S. C. before 1806. He with his family and other family members move from South Carolina to Maury County, Tennessee, in the spring of 1806. Both he and his wife died in Maury County Tennessee near Columbia and both are buried in the Zion Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery, the church they and other relatives organized and built in 1807--even before they built their own homes. The original Inventory and Appraisement paper of the Personal Estate of Samuel Frierson, dated November 18, 1815, signed by fellow elders of the Zion Presbyterian Church are in the possession of his descendants, as is a copy of Sarah W. Frierson's will. One of the signers was a Thomas Stephenson who was also a brother-in law of Samuel Frierson.

Sarah Wilson Frierson Will


Grandchildren: Lawrence Ludlow Dickey and John Frierson Dicky sons of her daughter, Margaret

Grandchildren: Sarah Elmira Frierson, daughter of daughter Isabella Frierson

Nieces: Mary Bradly, Sarah Stephenson, Selina Stephenson, Livinia Stephenson, Sarah Frierson

Children: James Madison Frierson, Wm Vincent Frierson, Samuel Davis Frierson, and John Wilson Frierson.



Frierson Family
Katherine Ogie Frierson Martin
Samuel Gordon Frierson
Elias Curran Frierson
William Frierson Jr
William Frierson Sr

Samuel Frierson and Sarah Wilson
James M. Frierson
Sarah Frances Frierson Wiggins

Frierson / Force
Henry Clay Force, 1st husband
Ella Force Barnett
Peter Evans Force

Harding / McCauley / Gordon
Frances Harding Frierson
Moses Gordon
Roger Gordon
Capt John McCauley
Letters - Manning Force
President Hayes Library Manuscript Collection
22 September 1871
30 April 1874
26 Dec 1877
Sept 1878
30 July 1879
13 Nov 1879
2 Jan 1881

12 Feb 1885
16 Jan 1881
27 Feb 1881
2 May 1881
25 June 1881

19 Dec 1882
23 May 1885
17 Jan 1886

August 23
Nov 29
Dec 12

DNA - Gedmatch
  • T722133 and A352350 (quilterpatray)
  • T356644 (KS)
  • T030500 (brother Mike)
  • T555095 (sister Brenda)
  • T619264 (brother David)
  • A588813 (sister Carol)
  • A823899 (Auntie E)
  • T224209 (Cousin Tom) also completed Y-DNA with familytreedna
  • A676128 (Cousin Sandra)
  • A327125 (Cousin Candy)
  • Coming soon: Barbara