unknown Moye, three known children:

  1. Matthew Moye 1777-1829 married Susannah Ward
  2. Michal Moye (female) married Wm. Bassett
  3. Martha Moye married John Brabham, he born 1772 died 1836

Matthew Moye born 1777 in N.C. died 1829, married first 1796 Susannah Ward 1779-1822. He was married when he came to SC. He married second Harriet Odom, his widow. She married William Rice after his death. Barnwell Probate Bundle B Package 52 6 Sept. 1831. Matthew Moye, wife in 1819 Susannah (Ward???) Moye. Probate bundle document states 11 Jan. 1830 "Mrs. Harriet Moye, the widow of the deceased." There were 3 lots of books in this inventory.  Someone could, and did, read.  Six children of Matthew Moye, Mrs. Hicks, 30 July 1991 p3, lists marriages from Manning's books on Barnwell (secondary references, caution). I could not divine these from the probate package:

  1. George Ward Moye b1797 NC died 1873 married Rebecca Spears, rec. $303 purchased from the estate in 1830
  2. Allen Moye married __ Rice, purchased from the estate in 1830, removed to GA.
  3. Gatsy Moye 1803-1879, married Henry McMillan, rcv. $313+$225, also purchased at the estate)
  4. Michael Moye born 1815 md. 1st Henry H. Wroten and 2nd John Harrod. Henry H. Wroten rcv. $313+$225 from the estate, and also purchased at the estate sale.
  5. William H. Moye married ___ Rice.
  6. Elizabeth Moye (Betsy) born 1817 married William Priester.

Michal Moye, married William Bassett of Barnwell Co.

Wm. Bassett of Barnwell Dist. will written 6 Feb. 1810 (Mrs. Hicks) probate 20 March 1810, Ex: M. Moye & Eli Bassett, B16, P4, Book A p107. 1st to my well beloved wife, Michal Bassett, one negro fellow Jim & one feather bed & furniture belonging to this bed, 1 cow & calf, one 2 year old steer, the place whereon I now reside, 150a, part of that tract containing 400a granted to Robert Jordan, sold for $137.50. 2nd to Stephen Bassett 1 negro fellow Will, 1 negro girl Coter. 3rd to Francis Bassett 1 negro wench Frank, 1 negro girl Hannah. 4th to Thomas Bassett, Junior 1 negro wench Harriat, 1 negro child Fanny. 5th to William Bassett first son of my brother Eli Bassett, one cow & calf. 6th: To William Moye son of Matthew Moye 1 cow & calf. 7th to my well beloved brother Eli Bassett the sum of $90, if such should remain, & if more than this to be equally divided between my wife Michal Bassett, the said Stephen Bassett, Francis Bassett, & Thos. Bassett, Junior. Ex: my brother Eli Bassett and Stephen Bassett & Matthew Moye. 26 Feb. 1810 (s) William Bassett. Witnesses: George hisXmark Ward, Selah her+mark Ward, Thos Hughes. Mrs. Hicks says Package 5 Case 16.

Barnwell Deeds F210 (or 201?) Michal Bassett on 12/22/1810 purchased from Eli Bassett & Matthew Moye, Executors of estate of deceased Wm. Bassett, for $124 100 acres by Robert Jordan, part of tract of 373a granted to Robert Jordan 6 Nov. 1786. Wit: Geo. T. Grimes, Robt. Chitty, rec. 5/15/1812.

Michal Moye Bassett died 1812 Barnwell Probate Bundle 18 Package 9, Bond 1812 to Matthew Moye, George Ward, & John Brabham for $2000, apparently died shortly before 13 April 1812 when her estate was charged for planks for her coffin. These records clearly identify her as the widow of William Bassett. Her estate was divided between "the only two heirs:" Matthew Moye & John Brabham in right of his wife Martha Moye Brabham (presumably the sister of Michal Moye). However, John Brabham was paid for boarding & clothing of one Gifford Bassett, & on one certificate dated 21 Feb. 1813 in this probate bundle it is clearly stated "Gifford Bassett a child of the deceased."  In my (FOC) reading of the way things were done in this county at this time, there are only two possible interpretations of this statement. Either Gifford Bassett was an illegitimate child by another Bassett after William Bassett died, or she was pregnant with Gifford Bassett at the time of William's death. Usually in the latter case, the unborn child is accounted for in a will or estate, and listed as an unborn child. Perhaps the paternity was in doubt? Since her "only two heirs" were her brother & sister, it appears that she had no children by William Bassett, & by extension, all of the people listed by William Bassett in his will are nephews or other close kin. An illegitimate child was given the name of the biological father in Barnwell at this time (court records quoted herein).  One documented child of Michal Moye Bassett, which Bassett was father is in doubt:

  1. Gifford Bassett born <1812 Illegitimate son by a Bassett? (documented as child of Michal Moye Bassett)

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