Elijah Sibley, son of Robert Sibley and Jerusha Chandler.
Born 1760 at Halifax County, Virginia, died 1832 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 71 or 72 years
LDS IGI Record Film Number: 2034644
Revolutionary War Soldiers & Sailors, Disk 2, Volume XIV
Sibley, Elijah, Jr., Private, Capt Jonathan Woodbury's Co., Col. Jacob Davis's regt; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug 7, 1780; service, 12 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated Sutton.
[Sibley, James Scarborough, The Sibley Family in America]: "Elijah Sibley bough 500 acres of land on Waxhaw Creek and Richardson's Creek in Mecklenburg Co., N.C., (now Jackson Township of Union County) in 1811 which made him the owner of 700 acres in the area a short distance from the birth places of Andrew Jackson and James Knox Polk. He had disposed of all but about 184 acres of his land before his death and this 184 acres was acquired by his son, Elijah M. Sibley, in 1841."
Married Nov 29, 1792 at Halifax VA (39 or 40 years married) to:
Mary "Polly" "Mary Clay" Clay, daughter of James Clay and Margaret "Peggy" Muse.
Born 1775 at Chesterfield County, Virginia
1. Coleman Sibley
2. Mary Sibley
Born 1794, died 1818, 23 or 24 years
3. Sarah Sibley
Born 1795, died 1828, 32 or 33 years
4. Gabriel Sibley
Born 1797 at Mecklenburg, North Carolina, died 1854, 56 or 57 years
5. John "John H Sibley" Sibley
Born 1799, died 1873, 73 or 74 years
6. Alexander B. "Alexander B Sibley" Sibley
Born 1803 at Mecklenburg, North Carolina, died 1838 at Mathews,, Virginia, 34 or 35 years
7. Elijah "Elijah M Sibley" Sibley
Born Feb 6, 1805 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, died Mar 7, 1850 at Anson County, North Carolina, 45 years
Elijah was a well known planter and slave owner in NC. He also found the first all girls college in NC.
Will: Anson County, NC
Elijah M. Sibley dated 25 Feb 1850
8. Nancy Sibley
Born Aug 17, 1808 at Mecklenburg County, NC, died Apr 25, 1853 at Union County, NC, 44 years, buried at Secrest Cemetery, Union County, NC
9. Elizabeth Sibley
10. William Clay Sibley
Born Dec 27, 1812 at ,Mecklenburg, North Carolina, died Feb 21, 1905 at , Pontotoc, Mississippi, 92 years, buried at Pontotoc Cemetery, Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi
Came to Mississippi after the Civil War. Possibly from Georgia, since his wife is buried there.
In the Obituary of Hartwell Sibley, it states that he was born in Milledgeville, Georgia so it is possible that they were still in Georgia in that year.
There is a William Clay Sibley who served with the Confederacy, 9th Georgia Regiment. This William Clay Sibley mustered out 15 May 1862.
It also says that his Paternal Grandmother was the sister of Henry Clay, not his Maternal Grandmother.
Buried at the back of Oak Hill Cemetery. "W.C. Sibley".
11. James Sibley
Born 1813, died 1830, 16 or 17 years