Vaiden Family Lineage

 

DR. COWLES MEAD VAIDEN

( Dr. Vaiden’s Information Submitted by Harry Campbell Vaiden III )

 

Joseph Vaiden of Charles City County, VA was born circa 1740 and died in 1808.  It is thought he was the son of Jacob and Rachel Vaiden.  His first wife by whom he had all of his children was named Judith (have never found her maiden name).  Judith must have died in 1790's as in 1797 he married the widow, Mitilda Hughes. 

His children were:

Micajah Vaiden who married 3-29-1792 Nancy Edwards
b.  9-12-1766                                            b. circa 1770
d. 1834 New Kent Co., VA                    d. 5-25-1835

Nancy Vaiden
b. 4-13-1769

Sarah A. Vaiden
m. Edward James W. Finch

Joseph Vaiden (b. 5-5-1773; d. 5-9-1848)  -- married Sarah Cowles (b. 4-25-1781, VA; d. 5-11-1850, MS)

Jacob Vaiden
d. circa 1840 unmarried

Sims Vaiden
d. late 1824 was Sgt. War of 1812
M. Elizabeth P. 12-17-1807, living as late as 1833
Had many descendants

Now, Joseph Vaiden that married Sarah Cowles had the following children:

Thomas Jefferson Vaiden, died a bachelor

Virginia Vaiden, who married Edmund Phillips, uncle of Elizabeth C. Vaiden's husband, Edmund Phillips

Sarah Wilkinson Vaiden, never married
b. 8-13-05 or 08
d. 8-17-1857, MS

Leonidas W. Vaiden
b. Dec. 1814
d. Dec. 1860

Micajah J. Vaiden
M. Martha A.  ?
D.  1870
Moved to MS before 1840

Elizabeth C. Vaiden "Betsy"
M. Edmund  Phillips

Cowles  Meade Vaiden, M.D. (b. 4-21-1812, VA; d. 2-6-1880, MS) married Elizabeth Whitefield Herring (b. 3-18-1819; d.10-6-1886, MS)

Emily L. Vaiden
b. 7-7-1824, VA
d. 4-23-1901, MS
M. Lewis W. Herring, brother of above, 8-20-1845
b. 5-31-1821
d. 1-31-1863

Monroe Franklin Vaiden
b. April 1821
d. 1864 in Federal Prison at Point Lookout (Civil War)

Joseph M. Vaiden
Living in 1880 in Limestone County, TX

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BAD BLOOD

When Thomas Cowles (grandfather to Dr. Cowles Mead Vaiden) died in 1787, Nathaniel Cowles (Dr. Vaiden’s uncle), beint Thomas’ oldest son, was listed as Administrator of the Thomas Cowles Estate. Joseph Vaiden, Jr. Esq. (Dr. Vaiden’s father – and brother-in-law to Nathaniel Cowles) and several other brothers-in-law of Joseph Vaiden, Jr. Esq., filed suit against Nathaniel Cowles for inequitable distribution of property. Although Nathaniel Cowles died in or around 1816, the case of Vaiden & Otey v. Cowles was eventually appealed to the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in 1825. The outcome and text of this case was apparently lost or misplaced when records were moved during the Peninsular Campaign in the Civil War. It will be provided here if and when it becomes available.

Other cases concerning Nathaniel Cowles’ distribution of property arose during that time.  One case, Vaiden & c. v. Bell was also appealed to the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in 1825.

The lawsuits filed and/or represented by Joseph Vaiden, Jr. Esq. caused bad blood between Joseph and Sally Cowles Vaiden (Dr. Vaiden’s parents). Because of this, Sally wished, upon her death in 1850, to be buried beside her brother Nathaniel Cowles, rather than beside her husband, Joseph Vaiden, Jr. Esq. Joseph is buried across the road from one of their homes, Meadow Springs, while Sally and Nathaniel are buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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Harry C. Campbell III

My line comes down from Micajah that married Nancy Edwards.  They had a daughter,  Nancy Ann Vaiden that married her cousin, Wm. Henry "Hal" Vaiden.  Their son, Joseph Campbell Vaiden, M. D.  (1829-1898) who married Dora Bell Critzer were my gt. grandparents.  They had one son, Harry Campbell Vaiden I (1889-1926) who married Cecile Meyrick Bosman (1889-1938) in 1911.  They had one son, my father, Harry Campbell Vaiden II born 1913, now 89 years old in Collins, MS, who married my mother, Eleanor Hogeland Rucker, in Augusta, GA Mar. 14, 1936.  Mother born 1917 and lives in Hattiesburg, MS.  Dad is in Vet Home in Collins.  I was born Jan. 19, 1941 in Augusta, GA and am married to Carole Ann Burgamy Harison born 12-15-1949.

 

 

LINEAGE OF ELIZABETH WHITFIELD HERRING VAIDEN

(Mrs. Cowles Mead Vaiden)

Taken from the WEB

Paternal Links

 

1. JOHN1 HERRING was born 1620 in England, and died 1672 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. He married MARJORIE WHITFIELD. She was born Abt. 1624.

            Child of JOHN HERRING and MARJORIE WHITFIELD is:

 ANTHONY2 HERRING, b. Abt. 1648, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1715, Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

 

2. ANTHONY2 HERRING (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1648 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1715 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He married REBECCA WEST Abt. 1677 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. She was born Abt. 1652.

          Children of ANTHONY HERRING and REBECCA WEST are:

 

                        JOHN3 HERRING, SR., b. 1680, Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia; d. 1760, Johnston County, North Carolina.

           

SAMUEL HERRING, b. Abt. 1682, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. November 1750, Johnston County, North Carolina.        

           

ABRAHAM HERRING, b. Abt. 1686, Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia; d. 1744, Bertie County, North Carolina.

           

THOMAS HERRING, b. Abt. 1686, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. North Carolina.

           

JOSEPH HERRING, b. Abt. 1688, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1760, Chowan Precinct, North Carolina.

           

EDWARD HERRING, b. Abt. 1693, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. 1767, Johnston County, North Carolina.

           

DANIEL HERRING, b. Abt. 1696, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. September 1785, Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

           

ANTHONY HERRING, b. Abt. 1697, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1760, Johnston County, North Carolina

 

 

3. JOHN3 HERRING, SR. (ANTHONY2, JOHN1) was born 1680 in Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia, and died 1760 in Johnston County, North Carolina. He married CATHERINE MORBE Abt. 1700, daughter of GEORGE MORBE and CATHERINE UNKNOWN.

 

            Children of JOHN HERRING and CATHERINE MORBE are:

           

                        JOHN4 HERRING, JR., b. Abt. 1701, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. October 23, 1773, New Hanover County, North Carolina.

           

SIMON HERRING, b. Abt. 1705, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1780, Wayne County, North Carolina.

           

JOSHUA HERRING, b. November 23, 1723, Bertie County, North Carolina; d. April 1801, Moseley Hall, Lenoir, North Carolina.

           

BENJAMIN HERRING, b. Abt. 1725, Craven County, North Carolina; d. 1789, New Hanover County, North Carolina.

 

 

4. JOSHUA4 HERRING (JOHN3, ANTHONY2, JOHN1) was born November 23, 1723 in Bertie County, North Carolina, and died April 1801 in Moseley Hall, Lenoir, North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH MATCHETT 1753 in Pender County, North Carolina. She was born 1726 in Downs County, Ireland, and died 1786.

 

            Children of JOSHUA HERRING and ELIZABETH MATCHETT are:

           

                        EDWARD MATCHETT5 HERRING, b. 1755, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d. 1825, North Carolina.

           

ELIZABETH HERRING, b. September 15, 1762; d. October 10, 1812; m. MATTHEW MOSELEY; b. January 14, 1753.

           

MARY HERRING.

 

 

5. EDWARD MATCHETT5 HERRING (JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ANTHONY2, JOHN1) was born 1755 in Dobbs County, North Carolina, and died 1825 in North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH WHITFIELD November 30, 1778, daughter of CONSTANTINE WHITFIELD and BARBARA WILLIAMS. She was born 1755, and died 1830

 

            Children of EDWARD HERRING and ELIZABETH WHITFIELD are:

 

                        WILLIAM6 HERRING, b. October 06, 1779, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d. May 11, 1830, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

           

HENRY WHITFIELD HERRING, b. Abt. 1781, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. Lenoir County, North Carolina.

           

JOSHUA HERRING, b. August 13, 1786, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. October 13, 1832, Sampson County, North Carolina; m. TEMPERANCE GRICE.

           

BARBARA HERRING, b. Abt. 1784, Johnston County, North Carolina; m. SAMUEL SMITH; b. September 30, 1774; d. March 17, 1813.

           

NANCY HERRING.

           

RACHEL HERRING, b. Abt. 1788, Johnston County, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM WATSON.

           

ELIZABETH HERRING, b. Abt. 1790

 

6. WILLIAM6 HERRING (EDWARD MATCHETT5, JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ANTHONY2, JOHN1) was born October 06, 1779 in Dobbs County, North Carolina, and died May 11, 1830 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He married RACHEL BRYAN WHITFIELD March 06, 1804 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, daughter of BRYAN WHITFIELD (b. February 9, 1754), and NANCY BRYAN (b. May 3, 1783; d.  June 29, 1850 in North Carolina).

Children of WILLIAM HERRING and RACHEL WHITFIELD are:

NANCY BRYAN7 HERRING, b. December 17, 1804, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. November 25, 1822.

ELIZABETH WHITFIELD HERRING, b. December 11, 1806, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. May 19, 1814, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

MARY HERRING, b. August 10, 1808, North Carolina; d. March 03, 1852; m. WILLIAM FORT, February 07, 1833.

WILLIAM HERRING, JR., b. August 07, 1810, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. July 08, 1882, Lenoir County, North Carolina; m. REBECCA ISLER, January 24, 1832; b. 1814; d. 1881.

BRYAN WHITFIELD HERRING, b. June 21, 1812, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. October 18, 1874, Duplin County, North Carolina.

NEEDHAM WHITFIELD HERRING, b. December 25, 1814, North Carolina; d. October 18, 1874.

RACHEL WHITFIELD HERRING, b. February 24, 1817, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM MILLER, March 05, 1833.

ELIZABETH WHITFIELD HERRING, b. March 18, 1819; d. October 06, 1886; m. COWLES MEADE VAIDEN, October 05, 1837.

LOUIS WHITFIELD HERRING, b. May 31, 1821, North Carolina; d. February 01, 1863; m. EMILY VAIDEN, August 20, 1845.

JOSHUA JAMES HERRING, b. June 11, 1823, North Carolina; d. June 12, 1901.

NANCY BRYAN HERRING, b. July 27, 1825, North Carolina.

 

LINEAGE OF ELIZABETH WHITFIELD HERRING VAIDEN

(Mrs. Cowles Mead Vaiden)

Maternal Links

 

 

Rachel Whitfield (mother) -- Born May 03, 1783, and died June 29, 1850 in North Carolina.

Nancy Bryan (grandmother) –