Descendants of Thomas Lively, 1750


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2. Thomas Lively [2622] was born on 5 May 1750 and died about 1839 in Pickens County, South Carolina about age 89.

General Notes: Thomas Lively, known as Old Tom, is mentioned in payroll documents as a Loyalist fighting in the Battle of Post Ninety Six, S.C. alongside his father and brothers.

Thomas married Rachel Unknown [2623] [MRIN: 863]. Rachel was born about 1755.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 7 M    i. John Thomas Lively [2575] was born in 1780 in South Carolina, died in 1860 in Anderson County, Texas at age 80, and was buried in Muse Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas.

+ 8 F    ii. Jane Lively [3846] was born about 1782 in South Carolina and died about 1840 about age 58.

   9 F    iii. Frances Lively [11111] was born in 1783 in South Carolina and died in 1853 in Probably In Perry County, Illinois at age 70.

Frances married Augustine Davis [11112] [MRIN: 3649].

Frances next married Andrew Ross [11113] [MRIN: 3650] on 28 Sep 1825.

+ 10 F    iv. Catherine Lively [11109] was born in 1785 in South Carolina and died about 1865 in Perry County, Illinois about age 80.

3. Reuben Lively [2954] was born in 1756 in America and died in 1826 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia at age 70.

General Notes: Reuben Lively Sr. was from the 96 District in South Carolina and served as a private in Col. John Cotton's, Stevenson Creek Militia on the side of the British in the American Revolution.

From the John Duncanson book on interlibrary loan, 0-921341-34-2: "Rawdon and Douglas: Two Loyalist Townships in Nova Scotia".

Rawdon Township (now in Hants Co, Nova Scotia) was formed in 1784 by the government of Nova Scotia "for the Loyalist refugees from the 96th District, South Carolina and St. Augustine, Florida."

96th District is in the extreme northwest corner of South Carolina and had been Indian Territory up to at least 1766, some of which was only settled after that date by settlers moving south and by new arrivals from North Ireland, Yorkshire, England, etc.

After the American Revolution began in 1775, action in South Carolina was limited to skirmishes until the fall of 1779 when the British launched a major campaign taking Charleston and establishing military posts from Camden to the 96th District. However, on 1781, May 22, the Americas under General Nathaniel Greene and Henry "Light Horse Harrly" Lee (father of Robert E. Lee) attacked the 96th District post. The post held out but finally on June 21, 1781, Lord Rawdon, Commander of British forces in South Carolina ordered the evacuation of the 96th District post and loyalist refugees moved to Orangeburg, and later to Charleston. Charleston itself was evacuated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in October 1782 and included the 96th District loyalists, which also included Reuben Lively.

On August 3, 1784, a grant of 24,500 acres was made in Rawdon township, Nova Scotia to 57 settlers, "most of whom were loyalist refugees from the old 96th District. This grant is sometimes referred to as "The Bond Grant" after Captain James Bond, one of the settlers from the 96th District, and a recognized leader among the Rawdon settlers. Reuben Lively of the 96th received 500 acres in this grant.

Reuben Lively, loyalist claim #104 dated July 1786 stated that he was a native of America, settled in the 96th District of South Carolina in 1775. He avoided service with the Americans by being under age; served with them for 6 months but only against the Indians. His father was friendly to Great Britian but was killed by the rebels in 1781. Reuben joined the British at the 96th District post after the taking of Charleston by the British in the autumn of 1779 and served in the militia until the fall of the 96th District. He had 250 acres in the 96th District from his wife. They were married in 1780, her family was named Cameron. He also had 200 acres from his wife valued at 10 shillings per acre. Had 15 horses, 30 cattle, 6 negroes, all lost to the Americans.

The Thomas Thornton claim said that two of his infant brothers were in the care of Reuben Lively. Thomas received a 250 acre grant.

He was buried at the Anglican Church, St. Pauls, Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia.

Reuben married Mary Liddell [2955] [MRIN: 859] about 1781 in South Carolina Or Nova Scotia. Mary was born in Pendleton Dist., Anderson County, South Carolina.

General Notes: Widowed by John Cameron's death before 1780.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 F    i. Martha Lively [2959] was born about 1782 in South Carolina and died in 1852 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia about age 70.

   12 F    ii. Jane Lively [2961] was born in 1783 in South Carolina.

Jane married James Elliot [2962] [MRIN: 1011].

+ 13 M    iii. John Lively [2963] was born after 1783 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia.

+ 14 M    iv. Reuben Lively [2549] was born on 10 Aug 1789 and died on 22 Apr 1868 at age 78.

   15 F    v. Mary Lively [2965] was born after 1789 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia.

Mary married John Lemons [2966] [MRIN: 1013] in 1808 in Nova Scotia.

Mary next married Jacob Shonamon [2967] [MRIN: 1014] in 1825 in Nova Scotia.

   16 F    vi. Elizabeth Lively [2968] was born after 1790 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia.

Elizabeth married George Rourke [2969] [MRIN: 1015] in 1814.

   17 M    vii. Jacob Lively [2970] was born in 1797 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia and died in 1873 at age 76.

   18 F    viii. Susannah Lively [2971] was born after 1797 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia.

   19 M    ix. William Lively [2972] was born in 1803 in Rawdon, Nova Scotia and died in 1855 at age 52.

William married Barbara Shonaman [2973] [MRIN: 1016] in 1829 in Antrim, Nova Scotia.

4. John Porter Lively [2479] was born in 1760 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, died on 31 Mar 1828 in Sparta, Illinois at age 68, and was buried in Lively Cemetery, Randolph County, Illinois.

General Notes: John is mentioned in British Payroll abstracts as a loyalist fighting against American revolutionary forces un General Nathaniel Greene at the Battle of Post Ninety Six alongside of his father and brothers. 1780-81.

Sometimes called "Old John".

John's second wife's father, Joseph Anderson, served in the Revolutionary War. He was killed by Indians April 14, 1806. His name appears on a bronze plaque at the Sparta High School. He served under George Rogers Clark, 1779-1781 through various campaigns against English forts. Later he traveled often between Abbeville, South Carolina and Randolph County, Illinois quite frequently.

John Lively settled on section 4 of Randolph County, Illinois, now Central Township. Lively Prairie was named after John. He received land patents for areas of section 9 in 1816 and 1818. The three quarter section of land was divided among his sons, William, Hugh Porter, and Turner in 1824.

John is listed on a bronze plaque on the grounds of the Sparta Illinois high school. The plaque lists all the names of the Revolutionary Patriots from Randolph County.

ABOUT LIVELY PRAIRIE
Located in Township T5 R6 is Lively Prairie, Illinois. The first settler in the area was John Lively in 1805, he settled in Section 4. John died in 1826. His sons: Reuben, James, Turner, William and Hugh P. remained on the prairie. The Livelys were followed by Andrew Border in 1816, Samuel Crawford, James Hugh, William Morris and others.

From 1859 Montague's Business Directory: page 89:

"1805--John Lively a brother of Joseph, who came at the same time, settled in the Prairie northeast of the Irish settlement, from which circumstance the prairie has been called "Lively Prairie." He was the pioneer of that part of the county, and sustained his position in a manner which excites sentiments of pride in his decendants. He lived in this prairie during his life, which closed in 1826. Reuben Lively, who lives near Athens, in St. Clair County, is the oldest son of John Lively. His other sons were James, Turner, William and Hugh P.--the latter was accidentally killed by the falling of a tree. Turner and William are residents of the prairie where their father lived. James is dead.""


John married Molly Robinson [3865] [MRIN: 912]. Molly was born about 1762 and died about 1805 in Abbeville County, South Carolina about age 43.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 M    i. James Lively [2499] was born in 1785 in South Carolina and died on 29 Jun 1839 in St. Clair County, Illinois at age 54.

+ 21 M    ii. John Lively Jr. [3861] was born about 1790 in South Carolina.

+ 22 M    iii. Reuben Lively [3312] was born on 15 Jul 1794 in Abbeville, South Carolina, died on 21 Mar 1870 in New Athens, St. Clair County, Illinois at age 75, and was buried in Lively-Huggins Cemetery, New Athens, Illinois.

+ 23 M    iv. Turner Lively [3862] was born on 25 Oct 1795 in Abbeville, South Carolina, died on 6 Aug 1872 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 76, and was buried in Lebanon (Lively) Cemetery, Randolph County, Illinois.

   24 M    v. Wesley Lively [3863] was born about 1798.

+ 25 M    vi. William Lively [3314] was born on 30 Sep 1801 in Abbeville, South Carolina.

+ 26 M    vii. Amos Lively [2692] was born in 1804 in Abbeville County, South Carolina and died on 10 Jun 1873 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois at age 69.

John next married Margery Anderson [2480] [MRIN: 846], daughter of Joseph Anderson [21050] and Unknown. Margery was born after 1770 and died on 6 Jan 1834 in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois.

General Notes: Daughter of Joseph Anderson and Mary.


Children from this marriage were:

   27 F    i. Mary Polly Lively [2483] was born on 4 Mar 1809 in Kentucky and died on 15 Sep 1846 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 37.

Mary married Mathew Lessley [2484] [MRIN: 848].

   28 F    ii. Martha Jane Lively [11103] was born on 11 Dec 1810 in Randolph County, Illinois.

Martha married Isaac Rainey [2548] [MRIN: 849].

+ 29 M    iii. Hugh Porter Lively [3867] was born in 1812.

5. Joseph Lively [11095] was born in 1765 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, died on 31 Mar 1831 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 66, and was buried in Lively Cemetery, Sparta, Illinois.

General Notes: Joseph appears in the 1800 census of Abbeville, South Carolina with his wife and three sons, all under 10 years of age. Joseph Lively came to Illinois Territory in 1805 and settled three miles from Kaskaskia. He lived on his farm until 1823 when he moved and settled on the old Judge John Campbell residence.

Joseph married Mary Anderson [21047] [MRIN: 3730], daughter of Joseph Anderson [21050] and Unknown. Mary was born about 1771 and died on 6 Jan 1834 in Randolph County, Illinois about age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 30 M    i. Amos Lively [11097] was born in 1790 in South Carolina and died before 1850 in Arkansas.

+ 31 M    ii. Shadrack Lively [2486] was born on 30 Jan 1794 in Abbeville County, South Carolina and died on 2 Nov 1871 at age 77.

+ 32 F    iii. Margaret Elizabeth Lively [11099] was born on 1 Dec 1795 in Abbeville, South Carolina and died on 8 Sep 1852 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 56.

+ 33 M    iv. Enoch Lively [2498] was born in 1797 in Waynesboro, Augusta, Virginia and died before 1860.

+ 34 M    v. Richard Roberson Lively [2481] was born in 1802 in Abbeville County, South Carolina and died in 1879 at age 77.

   35 F    vi. Mary F. (Polly) Lively [11102] was born on 4 Mar 1809 in Kentucky and died on 15 Sep 1846 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 37.

Mary married Edward Campbell [30845] [MRIN: 10325].

+ 36 F    vii. Martha Jane Lively [30846] was born on 8 Jun 1811 in Randolph County, Illinois and died on 21 Jul 1866 at age 55.

+ 37 M    viii. James Lively [11104] was born in 1813 in Randolph County, Illinois.

   38 M    ix. Reuben Lively [11105] was born in 1813 in Randolph County, Illinois.

   39 F    x. Julia Ann Lively [2501] was born in 1815 in Randolph County, Illinois and died on 14 Dec 1852 at age 37.

6. Catherine Lively [2658] was born in 1766 in Abbeville, South Carolina and died after 1820 in Randolph County, Illinois.

Catherine married Richard Robinson [11108] [MRIN: 3722]. Richard was born about 1762.

Children from this marriage were:

   40 M    i. John Robinson [11934] was born about 1788 in South Carolina and died on 12 Dec 1812 in Randolph County, Illinois about age 24.

John married Barbara Leah Synot [11935] [MRIN: 3967].

   41 M    ii. Joseph Robinson [11936] was born in 1790 and died after 1860 in Randolph County, Illinois.

Joseph married Sarah Forsee [11938] [MRIN: 3996].

Joseph next married Sarah Snodgrass [11937] [MRIN: 3995] on 14 Dec 1812 in Randolph County, Illinois.

   42 M    iii. Richard Robinson [11939] was born about 1792 in South Carolina.

Richard married Mary Ann Leard [11940] [MRIN: 3997] on 15 May 1813.

   43 F    iv. Mary Robinson [11941] was born about 1794.

Mary married Solomon Forsee [11942] [MRIN: 3998] on 7 May 1818 in Randolph County, Illinois.

   44 F    v. Evelyn Robinson [11943] was born about 1795.

Evelyn married Theodore D. Burr [11944] [MRIN: 3999] on 12 Aug 1819 in Randolph County, Illinois.

   45 M    vi. James S. Robinson [11945] was born in 1797, died on 7 Apr 1862 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 65, and was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Randolph County, Illinois.

James married Susanna Forsee [11946] [MRIN: 4000] on 16 Apr 1818 in Randolph County, Illinois.

+ 46 M    vii. William Robinson [11947] was born on 25 Dec 1800 in South Carolina and died on 20 Mar 1865 in Randolph County, Illinois at age 64.

   47 M    viii. Shadrack Robinson [11949] was born about 1800.

Shadrack married Polly Murphy Dulin [11950] [MRIN: 4002] on 24 Jul 1822 in Randolph County, Illinois.

   48 F    ix. Nancy Robinson [11951] was born about 1802.

Nancy married Joseph H. Orr [11952] [MRIN: 4003] on 25 May 1826 in Randolph County, Illinois.

+ 49 F    x. Susannah Robinson [11953] was born about 1803 and died before 1848.

   50 M    xi. Thomas Robinson [11955] was born about 1805.

   51 M    xii. Jefferson Robinson [11956] was born in 1806 in Illinois.

Jefferson married Sarah Forsee [11957] [MRIN: 4005] on 4 Mar 1826.


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