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William Offill

spouse: Mary RUCKER

NAME.................... William OFFILL
BIRTH/PLACE/RECORDS..... 1710
MARRIAGE/PLACE/RECORDS.. abt 1740
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL....... 
PARENTS NAME............ 
GRANDPARENTS............ 

> WIFE.................. Mary RUCKER
BIRTH/PLACE/RECORDS..... 1702 Essex Co VA
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL....... 
PARENTS NAME............ Peter RUCKER and Elizabeth

CHILDREN................ 4 children

 notes:  The Offill name is spelled in many ways, a fact which I often considered
        as indicative of a non-English origin. Some of the ways for spelling the
        name include Offield, Aufil, and Oppill. All of these are believable
        spellings by an English clerk of the German Apfel, meaning "apple." 

         In 1755, William and Mary resided in Broomfield Parish, Culpeper Co., VA.
        He witnessed the Will of Michael ELLETT, dated 5 OCT 1756 in
        Orange Co VA. He patented 2000 acres of land in Orange, Rockingham
        and Page Counties.

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* CHILD 1............... William Jr. OFFILL

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* CHILD 2............... Margaret OFFILL b 1744
MARRIAGE................. Jonathan UNDERWOOD Sr. btw 1760-1765
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........ aft 1795 Woodford Co KY
CHILDREN................. 5 children

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* CHILD 3............... Elizabeth OFFILL
MARRIAGE................. Joshua JACKSON
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........
CHILDREN................. 1. Mary (Polly)JACKSON
                              m James UNDERWOOD
                          2. Joshua Jr. JACKSON
                              m Margaret UNDERWOOD 1795 Woodford Co KY
                          3. Margaret JACKSON
                              m James Jr. RENFROW 1790 Woodford Co KY
                          4. Tabitha Jackman JACKSON
                              m Jonathan Jr. UNDERWOOD

 notes: James, Margaret and Jonathan Jr. UNDERWOOD are the children of
        Jonathan UNDERWOOD, Sr.

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* CHILD 4............... dau OFFILL
MARRIED.................. J. COFER 

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* CHILD 5............... Mary OFFILL
MARRIAGE................. (1)David VAWTER
                              b 1725 d 1779
                               son of John VAWTER and Margaret NOEL
                          (2)James RENFROW abt 1790
                              b 1727 d 1801
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........ 1797 KY
CHILDREN.................
                           1. Jesse VAWTER b  1 DEC 1755 Culpeper Co VA
                                           d 20 MAR 1838 Madison Co IN
                                  burial:Wirt Cem, Madison Co IN
                                  Gov't marker: "Jesse Vawter, U.S. Soldier, Rev. War"
                                m Elizabeth WATTS 29 MAR 1781 Culpeper Co VA
                                 1. John VAWTER b  8 JAN 1782
                                                d 17 AUG 1862
                                      burial:Old Baptist Cem, Morgantown IN
                                 2. William VAWTER b  2 APR 1783
                                                   d 17 JUL 1868
                                     m Francis unk
                                 3. James VAWTER b 2 APR 1783
                                                   d       1872
                                     m Sarah (Sally)WATTS b 1796
                                      1. James S. VAWTER b 1831 d 1881
                                 4. Frances VAWTER b 26 FEB 1785 NC
                                                   d  8 SEP 1853 Bartholomew Co IN
                                     m John BRANHAM 20 JUN 1801 Frankfort KY
                                       9 children
                                 5. Mary VAWTER b 17 MAY 1787
                                                d 29 JUL 1871
                                 6. Sarah VAWTER b  1 JUN 1789 KY
                                                 d 29 JUL 1871
                                 7. Julia VAWTER b 20 NOV 1791
                                                 d 10 MAY 1834 Jeff. Co IN
                                     m Matthew WISE 28 MAY 1788
                                      5 children
                                 8. Achilles VAWTER b 21 FEB 1794
                                                    d 10 MAY 1834
                                     m Patsy unk
                                 9. Ann VAWTER b 27 SEP 1797
                                               d  8 APR 1887
                                     m Abner MONCRIEF
                                      5 children

                           2. Philemon VAWTER b 1762 d 1814
                               m Anne VAWTER
                                  daughter of Beverly VAWTER
                                 1. Richard VAWTER
                                 2. Elliott VAWTER
                                 3. Frances VAWTER
                                 4. Nancy   VAWTER
                                 5. Jesse   VAWTER
                                 6. Beverly VAWTER
                                 7. Lucy    VAWTER
                                 8. Elizabeth VAWTER
                                 9. David   VAWTER
                             this family lived in Woodford Co KY

                           3. William VAWTER b: 1757/1760 d 1823
                               m Mary RUCKER
                                 dau of Ephraim RUCKER and Margaret VAWTER
                                gdau of Peter RUCKER and Elizabeth

                           4. Winifred VAWTER b abt 1754 d 1818
                                m James DEHONEY
                                 10 children
                           5. Margaret VAWTER b 1763 d 1813
                                m Achilles STAPP
                                 1. Ely    STAPP
                                 2. Milton STAPP
                                 3. Nancy  STAPP
                                 4. Mary   STAPP
                               the STAPP children all married BRANHAMs

                           6. Mary VAWTER b 1765/1769
                                m John GATEWOOD
                               Moved to Indiana around 1806
 
 notes:  David VAWTER died at Abelmarle during the Rev. War. Mary remarried to
        James RENFROW and moved to Kentucky.

         Jesse VAWTER was drafted in Culpeper Co VA, and served only a few months
        in the Revolutionary War.

         Trained as a mechanic and carpenter, Jesse VAWTER took his family towards
        the frontiers of North Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana in successive moves
        from the 1780s to around 1806. His family were pioneers in Jefferson County,
        Indiana from its formation, often serving in public office.

         First Court Book of Jefferson County,IN 1811-1817
         1820 Census Madison Co IN
         1830 Census Madison Co IN
         1850 Census Jeff. Co IN
         DAR Patriot Lists
         Will of Margaret Vawter; 1756: Culpeper Co. VA Will Book A, 1749-1770
         Will of John Vawter; 23 MAY 1748: Culpeper Co Will Book A, 1749-1770 pp. 65-67

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 Sources: The Underwood Family from Madison County, Virginia, By Ben H.Coke
          The Rucker Family Genealogy, Sudie Rucker Wood, 1932
          The Vawter Family of America by Grace Vawter Bicknell
          Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
          Will Book A-1, Orange Co NC