Prince George County
North Carolina, USA
Some of the notes I have collected from a well respected researcher:
The new Pace book by Bruce Howard, "Our Colonial Ancestors, 1619-1799", presents excellent evidence for the following lineage:
3. Richard Pace (1637 - 1677) (grandson of Richard Pace of Jamestown) m. Mary Baker, b. 1640 (No evidence for Knowles). 4. James Pace b 1670 Charles City Co, VA m. Elizabeth Lowe m abt. 1685.
5. Richard Pace b abt 1690 d abt 1738 m. Sarah Woodliefe b abt 1694 d aft 1759.
6. John Pace b abt 1725 d abt 1780 m. Sarah Burgh (or Burge). The only problem I have with this lineage is the identification of John Pace's wife as Sarah Burgh. On page 200 of Bruce's book he says about John, "after reaching his majority he met, began to court, and ultimately asked for the hand of Miss Sarah Burge in about the year 1753.... Sarah was the daughter of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Burge, also sometimes spelled Burgh in the very early records." On page 364 Bruce presents the Will of Thomas Burgh, dated 1751, which names his daughter Sarah Burgh. This would be abt. 2 years before her marriage to John. Interestingly, Bruce does not provide any evidence that John married Sarah Burgh - he just states it as dogma. Perhaps he has evidence that he forgot to include in the book. Some early, apparently undocumented genealogies of these early Paces, have shown this John married to a Sarah Pope and having a son Burrell Pope Pace. However, there is apparently no evidence that there was a Sarah Pope or that their son was named Burrell Pope Pace. Bruce shows his name as Burwell Pace, no middle initial.
************** I have a problem with Bruce Howard's conclusion regarding Burrell Pope Pace not having a middle name. His grave marker at Old Mountain Page Baptist Church reads, "B. P. Pace." Apparently, he did have a middle name and it started with a P. Pace's Gap oral history says that Burrell (Burwell) Pope Pace was named for his grandfather, Sarah Pope's father, Burwell Pope.
Also, Burrell Pope Pace had a son Burrell Pace with no middle name.
I, too, am having a problem linking from Burrell Pope Pace to Richard Pace. I have discovered several different versions, including James Pace being married to Elizabeth Lowe AND Sarah Epps.
Maybe someday there will be a definitive path. ---------------- I would be very interested in how you learned of John PACE & Sarah BURGE?
The Sarah BURGE connection to the PACE family is fairly recent. It is from a new PACE history, "Our Colonial Ancestors", by Bruce Howard of Mississippi. He has been researching the PACE family for many, many years. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pace Society of America.
The connection to the BURGE family is tenuous, at best. There are many, many people who dispute it and are convinced that Sarah POPE was his wife. However, it is my understanding that the will of Burwell POPE does not name a daughter Sarah. However, I have not seen the record. In other words, we only know that her name was Sarah.
However, since the publication of Bruce's book I have kept my eye open for further BURGE connections. John PACE, his wife Sarah and their family finally settled in Surry County, NC. They migrated there from Edgecombe County, NC to which they had moved about 1760 from Prince George County, VA. This last is from Bruce Howard's book.
However, who should we find in Surry County near John & Sarah but Woody BURGE and several BURGE men who may be brothers? This is during the Revolution. At the end of the Revolution a son of John & Sarah, Burwell/Burrell PACE moved his family to Spartanburg, SC and then in 1804 back into NC and settled in Rutherford County. Guess who we find nearby and active in property transactions as early as April 1806 but Woody BURGE and another BURGE who may be a son.
I have much data on the descendents of Burrell PACE and am convinced by record evidence that John PACE and Sarah of Surry County, NC are his parents. However, I am not sure that we will ever know for certain the maiden name of his mother.
Jonathan A. Pace Marietta, GA
Researching ancestors & descendents of Cornelius PACE (born abt 1787, SC - died 10/1847, Henderson County, NC) of Rutherford, Buncombe & Henderson Counties, North Carolina Visit The Pace Society Home Page
John Woodlief Pace (1725 - 1780)
William Henry Pace (1759 - 1826)*
John Woodlief Pace (1761 - 1821)*
West Bend Cemetery
Created by: Tamara Maddan
Record added: Jan 18, 2012
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