Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Naramores of North Alabama - Precursors

This post is meant to summarize the Nar(a)more family in Alabama.  The name Narmore originated in Devon in southwestern England as Northmore or Bynorthmore, and even today there are several Naramore families in that region.  yDNA tests (tracing the male line only) have confirmed relationships between several Nar(a)mores in America from different regions and the Northmore family in England.

The earliest family members to come to America were known as Narrimore, Naramore, etc.  (Spelling being quite fluid in those days.)  There is one “northern” branch around New England, and a “southern” branch that goes back to the Carolinas.  The Alabama Narmores, as you might expect, are from the southern Naramores, whose common ancestor seems to be Edward Naramore of Kershaw County, South Carolina (1735-1794).  He is possibly the son of William Narramore (b. abt. 1700) of North Carolina, but this is only conjecture based on no other Naramores being anywhere else nearby.

Children of Edward NARRAMORE 







1. EDWARD1 NARRAMORE  was born in 1735 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. He died on 03 Mar 1794 in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States.  In 1754 he was in the NC Royal Militia under Col. Harris. He married MARTHA MYERS. She was born on 1740 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. She died on 1795. 






Edward NARRAMORE and Martha Myers had the following children:




1.1. MARTHA2 NARRAMORE was born in 1760. She married WILLIAM KENNINGTON




  



1.2. Lt. JOHN NARRAMORE was born on 22 Jan 1762 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. He died on 11 Jun 1851 in Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, USA. He married (1) NANCY ANN ADKINS on 16 Oct 1803 in Knox Co., Tennessee, USA. She was born on 18 Aug 1775 in Flavanna Co., Virginia. She died on 05 Aug 1851 in Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, USA. He married (2) MARY WALKER on 25 Jul 1780 in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. She was born on 14 May 1761 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. She died before 1803 in Knox, Tennessee, United States. 

Notes for Lt. John Narramore : 
His father had been a colonial British soldier, but John fought for the American side in the Revolution.  He received land in Crossville, TN for his service and had a large family.









1.3. WILLIAM NARRAMORE was born in 1763 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States.








1.4. EDWARD NARRAMORE was born in 1764 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States. He died after 1830. 

Notes for Edward Narramore: 
There are two Edwards in 1800 near each other. The first Edward died 1794 so there must be Edward II and III. Edward III could be a son or nephew of Edward II 









1.5. REBECCA NARRAMORE was born in 1768. She died in 1795.

1.6. ELI NARRAMORE was born in South Carolina, USA. He died after 1794.





For the Nar(a)mores of North Alabama, which descend from Joseph Naramore, likely a grandson of Edward, see this post.

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