Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Descendants of James Mullins

By MHS Board Member Keven Mullins

Updated July 3, 2009

Generation No. 1

1. James1 Mullins was born Abt. 1780 in England?, and died Bef. 1837 in Hawkins Co., TN. He married Clara Martin Abt. 1805. She was born Abt. 1780 in VA, and died Aft. 1860.

Notes for James Mullins:

James MULLINS, also known as "Irish Jim", or "Harelip Jim", was the progenitor of the Newman's Ridge Mullins clan. He was supposedly born in England, ca.1780, though there are some who believe that he was born in NC, and is part of the other Mullins families in the VA, NC, TN, and KY area in the late 1700's. It is not certain how Irish Jim's family fit in with the other Mullins families, but some appear to be associated with Melungeon groups, which, seemingly, would make them related somehow. But, as far as I know, no link has been found between Jim and other Mullins', such as Hiram Mullins, Booker Mullins, and Flower Mullins.

Tradition states that Jim migrated to America in the last years of the 18th century, became a trader, and migrated to Lee Co., VA/ Hancock Co., TN, ca. 1805, where he bought land on Newman's Ridge (at that time, Hancock Co was part of Hawkins Co) and Blackwater Creek. In the Hancock Co. census of 1880, his surviving children listed their father as being born in England. As far as I know, that is the only documentation that states this.

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Note: Kevin's research is ongoing and he would like to hear from anyone with Newman's Ridge connections at: klmullins_2000@yahoo.com.

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