RANSOM Family

First Generation

1. Richard Payne1 Ransom Capt. (#21899) was born in Isle Of Wight, Va 1752.

He married Kezziah Portis in Halifax, Nc, 1784. (Kezziah Portis is #21898.) Kezziah became the mother of Polly Ransom 1799.

At 47 years of age Richard became the father of Polly Ransom 1799. This record furnished by Jeannette T. Acklen in 1958 to Mrs. Ray Hill of Montrose CO:Richard was a Revolutionary Soldier, first a private, than a Lt., than a Captain. He was captured at Giles Defeat, in SC 16 Aug 1780. Fearing he amd ten other prisoners were to be sent toEngland all fled, and lived on raw corn for eleven days. They lay covered itthmud for two days. After the Rev. War he moved to NC, setteling in Halifax Co., Carried Kessiah Portis, became parent of eleven children.

Richard Payne Ransom Capt. and Kezziah Portis had the following child:

child 2 i. Polly2 Ransom (#21897) was born 1799. She married Milton Birdwell in Rutherford, Murfreesbora Co., Tn, about 1828. (Milton Birdwell is #21896.) Milton was born in Sullivan, Tn about 1798. Milton was the son of George Birdwell, Jr. and Jane Russell. Milton became the father of Elizabeth A. Birdwell after 1828. At 31 years of age Milton became the father of Sarah J. Birdwell 1829. At 34 years of age Milton became the father of Samuel Ransom Birdwell 1832. At 36 years of age Milton became the father of Martha K. Birdwell 1834. At 37 years of age Milton became the father of Mary A. Birdwell 1835. At 40 years of age Milton became the father of Margaret A. Birdwell 1838. At 42 years of age Milton became the father of David M. S. Birdwell 1840. At 44 years of age Milton became the father of Lu Ann Birdwell 1842. (See Milton Birdwell for the continuation of this line.)

Polly became the mother of Elizabeth A. Birdwell after 1828. At 30 years of age Polly became the mother of Sarah J. Birdwell 1829. At 33 years of age Polly became the mother of Samuel Ransom Birdwell 1832. At 35 years of age Polly became the mother of Martha K. Birdwell 1834. At 36 years of age Polly became the mother of Mary A. Birdwell 1835. At 39 years of age Polly became the mother of Margaret A. Birdwell 1838. At 41 years of age Polly became the mother of David M. S. Birdwell 1840. At 43 years of age Polly became the mother of Lu Ann Birdwell 1842.

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