Moses Mendenhall

Moses Mendenhall

Birth
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Feb 1835 (aged 91)
Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 167674099 · View Source
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(Note: Moses Mendenhall died on February 10, 1835 in Guilford, Guilford County, North Carolina. Dinah (Ruddick) Mendenhall is believed to have died later that year. Their mortal remains may very well lie in the Springfield Friends Meeting House Cemetery in High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, where his parents are buried.)

MOSES MENDENHALL was born in 1743, most likely sometime between March and July. Several different dates of birth can be seen on different sites. Moses was born in Frederick County, Virginia, the son of Mordecai Mendenhall and Charity (Beeson) Mendenhall.
Mordecai Mendenhall was born sometime between 1710 and 1713 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Mordecai was married to Charity Beeson on March 21, 1735 in Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Charity Beason was born c. 1715 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The children born to Mordecai Mendenhall and Charity (Beason) Mendenhall include;
1. Richard Mendenhall, born September 1, 1737 in Frederick Co, Virginia. Richard was married to Jane Thornbrough.

2. John Mendenhall, born December 14, 1739 in Frederick Co, Virginia.

3. Thomas Mendenhall, born October 3, 1741 in Frederick Co, Virginia. Thomas was married to Phebe Rudduck.

4. Moses Mendenhall, born May 14, 1743 in Frederick Co, Virginia. Moses was married to Dinah Rudduck, sister of Phebe Ruddick. See the biography of Moses and Dinah below.

5. Stephen Mendenhall, born November 23, 1744 in Frederick Co, Virginia. Stephen was married to Elizabeth Rich.

6. Mordecai Mendenhall, born August 10, 1747 in Frederick Co, Virginia. Mordecai was married 1st to Hannah Marshall. Mordecai was married 2nd to Eleanor Edwards Sumner.

7. Maris Mendenhall, born October 28, 1749 in Frederick Co, Virginia.

8. Aaron Mendenhall, born October 23, 1751 in Frederick Co, Virginia. Aaron was married to Miriam Rich, sister of Elizabeth Rich.

9. Charity Mendenhall, born January 19, 1754 in Rowan Co, North Carolina. Charity was married to Aaron Mills.

10. Isaac Mendenhall, born August 10, 1756 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Isaac was married to Rachel Hoggatt.

Mordecai Mendenhall and Charity (Beason) Mendenhall were members of the Pennsylvania branch of Quakers. A site on the internet dedicated to the Mordecai and Charity Beeson Mendenhall Family, states that, "Mordecai Mendenhall was granted a certificate from New Garden Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania to Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia, on September 17, 1736, and was thus part of the early migration south from Pennsylvania. The family removed further south to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, then in Rowan County, North Carolina. On March 7, 1752 a certificate was received at Cane Creek for Mordecai and family from Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Virginia dated March 6, 1751."
The site continues, "Mordecai Mendenhall leased land from agents of the Earl of Granville in 1753 located in the southwest corner of present day Guilford County. In 1757 he released the land to Walter and Margaret Thornbrough. While these are documented as leases they are shown on the Guilford County Land Ownership Map - see Sections F1 and F2. A copy of a deed in 1761 when Walter and Margaret released a portion of the land to their son is posted in the land records. Mordecai Mendenhall is listed in the DAR Patriot Index as furnishing supplies for the militia during the Revolutionary War. His will is given at the bottom of the page, written in 1796 and proven in 1803."

Mordecai Mendenhall died on November 3, 1803 in Guilford County, North Carolina, while Charity (Beason) Mendenhall died on September 20, 1809. Their mortal remains were laid in the Springfield Friends Meeting House Cemetery in High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina. Their tombstone lists them as "Quaker pioneers of the Piedmont." See Mordecai's Find A Grave Memorial# 20305351.

Now to continue with the biography of Moses Mendenhall, son of Mordecai Mendenhall and Charity (Beason) Mendenhall;
Moses Mendenhall was married to Dinah Ruddick on March 18, 1764 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Dinah was born December 13, 1746 in Deep River, Guilford County, North Carolina, the daughter of John Ruddick and Jane _____?_____.

Moses Mendenhall is believed to have been involved with the Greensboro Mill in Guilford County and is believed to have received a Patent for an improvement in the Grist in the 1820's.

The children of MOSES MENDENHALL and DINAH (RUDDICK) Mendenhall include:
1. JOHN MENDENHALL, born February 22, 1765, New Garden, Guilford Co, North Carolina. John Mendenhall died on January 26, 1831 in Guilford, Guilford County, North Carolina.

2. CHARITY MENDENHALL, born June 12, 1766, New Garden, Guilford Co, North Carolina (Source: rootsweb); d. May 7, 1800, Springfield, North Carolina (Source: rootsweb); m. JOSIAH TOMLINSON, October 13, 1784, Deep River MM, Guilford, North Carolina (Source: rootsweb).

3. MOSES MENDENHALL, b. December 18, 1767, Guilford Co, North Carolina; d. Aft. October 1813.

4. ALICE MENDENHALL, b. July 20, 1769, New Garden, Guilford Co, North Carolina (Source: rootsweb); m. WILLIAM AYRES, October 10, 1792, Guilford, Guilford Co, North Carolina (Source: rootsweb).

5. ELISHA MENDENHALL, b. 1772, Guilford Co, North Carolina (Source: rootsweb).

6. BETSY MENDENHALL, b. 1772, New Garden, Guilford Co, North Carolina (Source: rootsweb).

7. RICHARD MENDENHALL, born February 14, 1774 in Guilford, Guilford Co, North Carolina. At the time of the 1850 census, Richard is found residing with a James C. Mendenhall and his family in Blue River, Hancock County, Indiana. James is very likely a son;
James C Mendenhall M 31 North Carolina
May Mendenhall F 32 Ohio
Robert Mendenhall M 8 Indiana
Jane Mendenhall F 7 Indiana
Thomas Mendenhall M 5 Indiana
Zeno Mendenhall M 2 Indiana
Richard Mendenhall M 76 North Carolina

James Clemmons Mendenhall was born on Nov. 3, 1817 in Guilford County, North Carolina and died on Apr. 18, 1907 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas. He was married to Mary Brown Mendenhall (1819 - 1884). They are known to have had a daughter, Jane Mendenhall Barber (1844 - 1917). This is very likely Richard Mendenhall's son. At the time of the 1860 census, James and his family are found in Lynn Grove Township, Jasper County, Iowa;
James C Mindenhall M 42 North Carlina
Mary Mindenhall F 41 Ohio
Robert Mindenhall M 18 Ind
Jane Mindenhall F 16 Ind
Thomas Mindenhall M 14 Ind
Zene Mindenhall M 12 Ind

James C. Mendenhall's mortal remains were laid in the Mount Ayr Cemetery in Alton, Osborne County, Kansas. See his Find A Grave Memorial# 83157865.
Richard Mendenhall died on ____________ __, 18__ in Indiana.

Moses Mendenhall died on February 10, 1835 in Guilford, Guilford County, North Carolina. Dinah (Ruddick) Mendenhall is believed to have died later that year. Their mortal remains were laid in the ______________ Cemetery in Guilford County, North Carolina.


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  • Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
  • Added: 1 Aug 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 167674099
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Mendenhall (13 May 1743–10 Feb 1835), Find a Grave Memorial no. 167674099, citing Springfield Friends Meeting House Cemetery, High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Baxter B. Fite III (contributor 47203738) .