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COUNCILMAN, Jacob*
(Bef 1760-1793)
UNKNOWN, Mary*
(Bef 1756-Abt 1826)
COUNCILMAN, George*
(Between 1790/1794-Abt 1850)
UNKNOWN, Unknown*
(-Bef 1819)

COUNCILMAN, George Clinton*
(1811-1888)

 

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Spouses/Children:
ALLEN, Elizabeth*

COUNCILMAN, George Clinton* 44

  • Born: 21 Jun 1811, Orange County, North Carolina, United States 280,281,282,294,2559,2560
  • Marriage: ALLEN, Elizabeth* on 26 Sep 1833 in Orange County, North Carolina, United States
  • Died: 19 Sep 1888, Moore County, North Carolina, United States 280,2560
  • Buried: Prosperity Church, High Falls, Moore County, North Carolina 2560
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bullet  Death Notes:

Lester Allen's book shows George Councilman, husband of Elizabeth Allen, died 9m-19-1885.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



1. Census, 7 Aug 1820, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 2561 Geo Councilman household:
2 males under 10 [George C., unknown]
1 male 10 to 16 [unknown]
1 male 26 to 45 [George]
1 female 26 to 45 [Nancy]
2 persons engaged in agriculture



2. Census, 1 Jun 1840, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 295 George Councelman household:
1 male 20 to 30 [George]
2 females under 5 [Louisa, Sarah]
1 female 20 to 30 [Elizabeth]

[Peter Allen Jr, Henry Boggs, Thomas Allen, Joseph Allen, Jacob Boggs are all on the same census page]

3. Appearance in Document: Bondsman on Marriage Bond, 30 May 1847, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. George Counselman [maybe this one, maybe his father] is bondsman for marriage bond of Wm Washington Boggs and Phebe Haliday (Orange Co Marriage Bonds)

4. Religion: Methodist, Oct 1847. 2562 George Councilman [maybe this one, maybe his father] was a trustee for a new church building called Freedom's Hill. When the Methodist Episcopal Church split over the slavery issue, some people on the edge of Chatham County were left without a church home. The split of the church led to the formation of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. Members of Cane Creek Meeting contacted the antislavery members of the local Methodist church and collaborated with them to request a preacher from the new Wesleyan organization. The preacher, Rev. Adam Crooks, arrived in October 1847 and began the construction of a new church in the Cane Creek community. The trustees for the new church building were George Councilman, Micajah McPherson, and Alfred Vestal. The original deed for the land was from Simon Dixon, and was witnessed by Hugh Dixon and Margaret Williams. The church was named Freedom's Hill. Even though the church had strong support from its Quaker neighbors, there were others in the area who did not like its antislavery stand and took strong measures to negate its appeal. Bullet holes in the siding of the building are evidence of the vehement emotions of the times. On several occasions, protesters fired into the building in an attempt to stop the worship services that were going on. Over the years the church fell into disrepair as members died or moved away and interest waned. In the 1950s, the old building was moved to the Wesleyan Campground near Colfax.



5. Census, 28 Sep 1850, Upper Regiment, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 294
1) George Councilman, age 39, farmer, $325 real estate, born NC
2) Elizabeth Councilman, age 35, born NC
3) Louisa Councilman, age 15, born NC, attends school
4) Sally Councilman, age 12, born NC, attends school
5) Peter Councilman, age 7, born NC, attends school
6) Milo Councilman, age 2, born NC.

6. Property, 4 Feb 1850, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. William Boggs was in debt to "diverse persons", so he sold property to George Counselman [maybe this one, maybe his father] for $1, but George took on William's debts. The property included 56 acres on waters of Reedy Branch, 84 acres on waters of Little Cane Creek, as well as 3 horses, 1 ewe, and 10 hogs. (Chatham Co Deed book AH, p308)

7. Appearance in Document, 8 Feb 1850, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. William Boggs issues Deed of Trust to George Couselman Tr [maybe this one, maybe his father] (Chatham Co Deed book AH, p308)

8. Property, 15 Apr 1850, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. The heirs of Peter Allen, deceased, of Chatham Co, sold to Joseph Allen of Chatham Co, for $201, [unreadable description]. Signed by [unreadable] Allen, John Allen, [unreadable] Allen, Thomas Allen, George C Councilman, and Elizabeth Allen. (Chatham Co Deed book BR, p248)

9. Property, 6 Nov 1850, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Sarah Dixon and Hannah Dixon of Wayne Co, Indiana, sold to George Councilman of Chatham Co, for $316?, 106.5 acres in Chatham Co. (Chatham Co Deed book AI, p298)

10. Property, 11 Dec 1852, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. George C Councilman of Chatham Co sold to Hugh W Dixon, for $500, 106.5 acres on South Fork of Cane Creek. Jacob Boggs is a witness. (Chatham Co Deed book AI, p298)

11. Property, 18 Mar 1853, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. George C Councilman sold the William Boggs property to Alfred H Lindley to pay the debt of Boggs. Lindley was the highest bidder at $48. (Chatham Co Deed book AI, p103)

12. Property, 17 Jun 1854, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. George C Councilman sold to Thomas McPherson, for $215, 76 2/3 acres, bordering Pittsboro Road and Reedy Branch. (Chatham Co Deed book AI, p280)

13. Property, 4 Dec 1854, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. George C Councilman sold to Thomas McPherson, for $70, 28 acres on waters of Reedy Branch, bordering Stuart and McPherson. (Chatham Co Deed book AK, p194)

14. Property, 12 Dec 1856, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. George Councilman entered a land grant in Moore Co, #5062. 8.75 acres, entered 12 Dec 1856, issued 24 Jun 1857. (Moore Co Land Grants, book 162, p125)



15. Census, 27 Jul 1860, Prosperity Post Office, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. 281
1) Gorge C. Cauncilman, age 48, farmer, $1500 real estate, $1000 personal estate, born NC
2) Elizabeth Cauncilman, age 44, born NC
3) Peter Cauncilman, age 17, born NC, attends school
4) Milo Cauncilman, age 13, born NC, attends school
5) Ellen Cauncilman, age 7, born NC
6) Norma Allen, age 18, male, domestic, born NC.



16. Census, 15 Aug 1870, Ritter Twp, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. 282
1) Councilman, Geo C., age 59, farmer, $1500 real estate, $11000 personal estate, born NC
2) Councilman, Elizabeth, age 55, house keeper, born NC
3) Councilman, Peter, age 27, born NC
4) Councilman, Milow, age 22, born NC
5) Councilman, Elizabeth E., age 17, born NC.

17. Appearance in Document: Joined Quakers, 7 Jun 1873, Cane Creek Mtg, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 2563 Cane Creek Mo. Mtg. held at R. River 6th Mo 7th 1873 ... Harris Tysen and wife Lydia, George Counselman and Joseph Allen are minuted members of this meeting at their own reuest. The clk is directed to furnish the first three named persons with a copy of the minutes of their reception.

18. Appearance in Document, 1 Jan 1878, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. Peter Councilman of Moore Co sold 2 acres to Robert Paschal, Robert Wilson, and Milo Councilman, trustees, all of Moore Co, for $2.50, "land on which is erected a house of worship for the use of the Religious Society of Friends, and also for literary purposes" adjacent lands of George Councilman. George Councilman and Alvis Welch were witnesses. (Moore Co Deed book 3, p103)



19. Census, 24 Jun 1880, Ritter Twp, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. 2559
1) Councilman, George C., age 69, married, farmer, born NC, parents born NC
2) Councilman, Elisabeth, age 65, wife, married, keeps house, born NC, parents born NC
3) Councilman, Peter, age 34, son, single, farmer, born NC, parents born NC
4) Councilman, Milo, age 32, son, married, farmer, born NC, parents born NC
5) Councilman, Martha J., age 20, wife, married, keeps house, born NC, parents born NC
6) Councilman, Jesse, age 1, son, born NC, parents born NC.

20. Appearance in Document: Elder in Quaker church, 1 Apr 1882, Prosperity Friends, High Falls, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. 2564 "Cane Creek mo mtg held at Rocky River 4th mo 1st 1882. ... This mtg was informed by a member of the meeting on Ministry & Oversight that that meeting was united in proposing the names of George Councilman and wife Elizabeth Councilman for Elders at Prosperity in Moore County, also the name of Hannah Jane Thompson of Cane Creek, which is referred to next mtg."

21. Property, 15 Dec 1883, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Mortgage Deed from William Phillips and Virginia Phillips of Chatham Co to George C Councilman of Moore Co, 100 acres in Chatham Co in Bear Creek Twp on Tysons Creek, bordering Harper, Tyson, and Shields. True price is $216 due 15 Dec 1884. (Chatham Co Deed book BL, p307)

22. Property, 22 Nov 1884, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Mortgage Deed from Thomas Hill and wife Mary E Hill of Chatham Co to George C Councilman of Moore Co, for $10, 60 acres in Chatham Co in Bear Creek Twp, adjoining O U Stokes, and J A Brewer. True price $100 due 22 Nov 1886. (Chatham Co Deed book BL, p305)

23. Will, 25 Aug 1887, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. Geo C Councilman will in Moore Co Will Book D, p278, mentions son Peter Councilman and son Milow Councilman, co-executors, who share "land where I live on Deep River, 130 acres, that I purchased from Cornelius Shields". Also mentions dau Louisa Brewer wife of William Brewer, dau Sarah Deaton wife of Thomas Deaton, dau Elizabeth Ellen Finison wife of Stafford Finnison, dated 25 Aug 1887, proved 26 Sept 1888.

24. Probate, 26 Sep 1888, Moore County, North Carolina, United States. Geo C Councilman will in Moore Co Will Book D, p278, dated 25 Aug 1887, proved 26 Sept 1888.

25. Property, 1 Oct 1888, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Mortgage Deed from J W Calder to George C Councilman (Chatham Co Deed book BZ, p466) [after this Geo C Councilman's death, but probably just the date it was recorded. This is not the other George C Councilman, because he would only be a few years old in 1888]

26. Occupation: Farmer. Listed as farmer in 1850-1880 Census.

27. Religion: Quaker. It's not clear if he really was a Quaker. When he and Elizabeth are married, she is reported married out of unity. He does not appear in the Quaker records where Elizabeth appears. He apparently helped found Prosperity Friends Church near High Falls in Moore County, NC, but the church history lists Milo Councilman and Peter Councilman as founders, not George. However, he is buried at the Friends Church.

28. Story. 2565 There is a picture in the Allen book, p 399.

29. Story. George Councilman's bible is in the Moore County library.

Bible Records held by the North Carolina State Archives include the bible of George C Councilman and Elizabeth Allen, 1811-1980, MARS ID # 400.1.1.220. Fuller descriptions of the contents of each file are available through the State Archives' MARS data access system.

Available online at North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov) with search on Councilman Family.


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George married Elizabeth* ALLEN, daughter of Peter* ALLEN and Elizabeth* DIXON, on 26 Sep 1833 in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. (Elizabeth* ALLEN was born on 2 Feb 1816 in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States,281,282,294,371,2559 died on 6 Oct 1885 in Moore County, North Carolina, United States 2566 and was buried in Prosperity Church, High Falls, Moore County, North Carolina 2566.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Appearance in Document, 3 May 1834, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 2567 Elizabeth Councilman (formerly Allen) reported married out of unity. [Note the Allen Family book lists this date as the marriage date, but that's probably not a correct interpretation of the Quaker record.]




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