|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1747|
North Carolina, USA
He was born in Pitt County, NC at his home named "Penny Hill."
From Treutlen Co. Souvenir Book #8
He served in the Dobbs County, North Carolina Militia and received land in Georgia for his services.
From the book, "Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers & Sailors, Patriots and Pioneers"
Said to be the area's original Thigpen settler, ca. 1800.
1813 - General Assembly of Georgia, Acts Passed in November and December, 1813, Vol. 1, Pg 32-35
§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Joshua Wood, Travis Thigpen, Jesse Price, John Wolf and Gideon Hase be, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners, who [or a majority of them] shall have power and authority to fix on the site of the public buildings for the said county of Emanuel, and to purchase in behalf of said county, a tract of land, which shall contain not less than fifty, nor more than one hundred acres, and which shall be as near the centre of said county as practicable, on which the public buildings of said county shall be erected; & the said commissioners are also authorized to lay off the said tract of land in lots at their discretion, and after reserving to the county a sufficient number thereof for county purposes, may sell and dispose of the remainder upon such terms, & in such manner as they may think most conducive to the public interest; and the monies arising therefrom shall, after paying for said tract of land, be applied towards the building of a Court-house and Jail for said county, which buildings the Commissioners are also authorized to let to the lowest bidder at public outcry, giving at least thirty days notice of the time and place of letting the same, taking bond and security from the person contracting for the faithful performance of the contract -- provided, that until the Court-house shall be erected, the courts shall be holden, and elections held at the house of Stephen RICH in the said county of Emanuel.
§ 5. And be it further enacted, That if the above Commissioners, or a majority of them, cannot or do not agree on the place for the public site, then and in that case, the Justices of the Inferior court of said county are authorized to appoint some fit and proper person to ascertain the centre of said county, and the Justices of said court are authorised to allow him reasonable compensation for his services, to be paid out of the county fund; AND IT IS ALSO ENACTED, that the above commissioners, or a majority of them, shall fix the public site thereat, or as near as conveniency will admit of.
Travis was married three times about which there is much confusion.
Travis first married Mary Dennis about 1765 in Pitt Co., NC. They had one son, Dennis Thigpen, born in 1766 in Pitt Co., NC. Dennis was raised by his grandparents at Penny Hill Plantation as his mother died shortly after his birth.
After Mary's death, Travis married Lydia Mayo. They probably married about 1768 in Edgecombe Co., NC. Born to them was one child, Mary Penelope Thigpen, born 1769 in Pitt Co., NC. It is believed Lydia first married a brother to Travis, James Thigpen on 18 Oct 1765 in Edgecombe Co., NC. Travis and Lydia must have divorced as her death is noted as 13 May 1818 at Penny Hill Plantation in Pitt Co., NC.
Last, Travis married Hannah Hardy Hall in 1783 in Georgia. They had nine children. Travis and Hannah apparently met and married in Georgia. Their first born Martha was born in Georgia. They must have returned to Penny Hill Plantation as the next four or five babies list their birthplace as Pitt Co., NC. Melancthon was born in Georgia as were Mary Ann and James. In addition to his own children, Travis raised Hardy Hall, Hannah's son by her first husband.
Martha Thigpen - #32612212
Elder Calvin Thigpen - 1784-1827
Charles Thigpen - 1785-1825
Jonathan JJ Thigpen - 1786-1845
William Lewis Thigpen - 1789-1859
Hannah Thigpen - 1791
Melancthon Thigpen - #52644351
Mary Ann Thigpen - 1794
James M Thigpen - 1799-1869
James Thigpen (1710 - 1779)
Hannah Hardy Thigpen (1760 - 1851)*
Martha Thigpen Hall (1782 - 1852)*
Melancthon Thigpen (1792 - 1877)*
Travis Hill Thigpen (1747 - 1848)
Lyman Calvin Thigpen (1757 - 1827)*
Bethsaida Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Karen Glazener
Originally Created by: Olivia Williamson Braddy
Record added: Dec 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102451141
Added: Jul. 20, 2014
In memory of our original Thigpen settler in Emanuel county. My line is Travis~Melancthon~Daniel~Richard~Pauline~June~Cheryl|
Cheryl of Thigpens
Added: Mar. 2, 2013
Honoring my 5th-greatgrandfather. My mother would have been thrilled to learn more about her ancestor.|
Added: Feb. 2, 2013
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