Share Bookmark

Shadrach Rich

Male 1751 - Est 1821


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Born  Between 1751 and 1756  , , Goochland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Move  1762  , Granville District, Johnston County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bondsman  19 Sep 1776  , , Granville County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Townley, Henry & Agness Rich, 19 Sept 1776; Shadrach Rich, bm; Jesse Newley, wit."
    Move  Between 1791 and 1796  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census: Federal  10 May 1791  , , Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • male >16: Shadrachme Rich
      female
      male >16
      male <16
      male <16
      male <16
      male <16
      male <16
      male <16
      male <16
      female
      female
      female
    County Formation  19 Dec 1793  , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    formed from Washington County 
    News Article  14 Sep 1796  , Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State 
    • "A List of Defaulters in Colonel Daniel Evans' Regiment, in Burke county, for the Year 1793...Lieut. Roberts' District. Elcy Adams, Jordan Taylor, Bial Draughton, Samuel McCormick, Andrew Shipard, John Wynne, Robert Higdon, John Shipard, Richard Rogers, Clem Martin, Shadrick Redich."
    Bond  26 Nov 1798  , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "MUNN, Alexander Inventory
      Bonds & notes:...Shadrick Reach...The foregoing bonds, notes, &c I suppose to be dispenate [?] debts generally as they are old British Debts, and most of the people unknown to me, and whether I shall be able to establish them by proof or not, I do not know."

      [Note: This would seem to indicate that Shadrach lived in Wake County, North Carolina at some point, but moved away some time before 26 November 1798. It seems he was "long gone" as he was completely unknown to the administrator of the Munn estate. Therefore, it is definitely possible that he is the same person who was in Edgefield County, South Carolina by the 1790 census, while at the same time, tying him in with the Riches who earlier lived in Wake County, North Carolina.]
    Land Grant  1802  , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    400 acres, recorded in book DDDDD, page 604 
    • He was listed as Shadrack Reach.
    Move  Between 1805 and 1806  , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List  1805  , Montgomery District-Long Creek, Jefferson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • 37 Shadrich Rich, Montgomery [county where the land lies], 400 acres pine land, 1 poll, Rich [to whom granted], Bussell [who adjoining], Long creek [water course], $0.61, 3 mills

      [Note: he was not listed in the Jefferson County tax lists in 1806 or 1807, but he was listed in Montgomery County in 1806. This was likely the same person who had moved.]
    Tax List  1806  , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Shadrach Reich paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 93 3/4 cents tax on 400 acres of pine land in Montgomery County, granted by Wm. Fenn.
    Estate Sale  1 May 1806  , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • "List of articles sold of estate of JOHN KIRKLAND, SENR., dec'd. Purchasers: Elijah Padget, Ralph Kirkland, Richard Kirkland, William Irvin, Hardy Richardson, Josiah Surmon, Larrance Scarborough, Shadrack Reach, Richard Albritten, John Kirkland, Francis Patterson, Daniel Boatright, Sion Kirkland, Hustus Studstill, Martin Stokes, James Lewis, James Mizele, Samuel Williams, Francis Grimes, Jonathan Scarborough, Drury Jones, Insel Spence; $31.77"
    Power of Attorney  5 Sep 1806  , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 3927 REAICH: D. Caution re: Power of Attorney given by SHADRACH REAICH, living in the state of Georgia, son of the late TIMOTHY REAICH, of Wake County, North Carolina....Sep 5. SOLOMON x GEORGE. RR [Raleigh Register] Mon 29 Sept 1806 3:3.
    Land Lottery  1807  , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    was awarded lot 150 in district 27 of Wilkinson County 
    • He was listed as Shadrack Reach.
    Land  Feb 1807  , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • "Reach, Timothy dec'd Division of land Feb 1807
      No. 1: on Buck Branch at Nimrod Reach's corner 100a. to John Reach; he pays $29.40. No. 2: beginning on Buck Branch at Nimrod Reach's corner 131a. to Solomon George in right of his wife Sally; he pays $92.10. No. 3: beginning on George Brasfield's line and Buck Branch 132a. to Zachariah Reach; he pays $154.20. No. 4: on Brasfield's corner 144a. to Shadrach Reach; he receives $22.80. No. 5: on George Brasfield's corner 104a. to Benjamin Hopson in right of his wife Clary; he draws $91.60. No. 6: on Marcrum's corner on Kitt's Creek 98a. to Richard Colbert in right of his wife Zydah; he draws $43.70. No. 7: 50a. to Henry Townsley in right of his wife [unnamed]; he draws $118.10. Comm: Edward Pride, John G Rencher, Simpson Shaw, W D Medoras, John Hayes"
    Land Grant  1811  , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    300 acres, recorded in book H-5, page 342 
    • He was listed as Shadrack Reach.
    Occupation  Est 1820  , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • "Our First School. The first blacksmith shop established in Blakely was set up by a stout old man named Shadrach Rich[.] He was very old, but not old enough to have learned to be a good worker in iron. The first school of which we have any knowledge was taught by Wm. McDonald in a log cabin situated a few hundred yards below the present residence of Thos. E. Speight in the year 1820."
    Died  Est 1821  , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The guesstimate for Shadrach's birth year of 1746-1756 is based on the fact that "Shadrachme Rich" was head of household in the 1790 census and was at least 16, making him born in 1775 at the latest. However, he was probably born much earlier based on the fact that the census showed a female (probably a wife) and several children in the household, one older than 16. Also, he was a bondsman for the marriage of his sister Agness in 1776. He still paid a poll tax in 1806, so he was presumably not older than 60 at that time. Therefore, he could not have been born before 1746.

      A person named Shadrach Rich paid taxes in Decatur County, Georgia in 1825, but was not found in the county tax lists any other year. Could this have been the same man? Based on other evidence, he was probably a son or grandson. See Individual 4028 in this database for more information on the other Shadrach Rich, possibly born about 1801.
    Person ID  I5153  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  9 Jul 2011 

    Father  Timothy Rich, Jr.,   b. Abt 1727, , , Goochland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Feb 1806 and 17 May 1806, , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Johnson,   b. Est 1730,   d. Bef 1800 
    Married  18 Sep 1751  , , Goochland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1798  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Martin Rich,   b. Between 1775 and 1786, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul 1829 and Dec 1830, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Rich,   b. Bef 1787,   d. Aft 1806
     3. Unknown Son 1 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Unknown Son 2 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Unknown Son 3 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George "Washington" Rich, Sr.,   b. Abt 1784,   d. Aft 8 Jun 1860, , , Thomas County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Unknown Son 4 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Unknown Son 5 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Unknown Son 6 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Unknown Daughter 1 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Unknown Daughter 2 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Unknown Daughter 3 of Shadrach b 1778-1791 Rich,   b. Between 1778 and 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F1735  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1762 - , Granville District, Johnston County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Between 1791 and 1796 - , , , Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 10 May 1791 - , , Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCounty Formation - formed from Washington County - 19 Dec 1793 - , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State - 14 Sep 1796 - , Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBond - 26 Nov 1798 - , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 400 acres, recorded in book DDDDD, page 604 - 1802 - , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Between 1805 and 1806 - , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1805 - , Montgomery District-Long Creek, Jefferson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1806 - , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - 1 May 1806 - , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPower of Attorney - 5 Sep 1806 - , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - was awarded lot 150 in district 27 of Wilkinson County - 1807 - , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Feb 1807 - , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 300 acres, recorded in book H-5, page 342 - 1811 - , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Est 1820 - , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Est 1821 - , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S1023] Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina, 1753-1868, Brent H. Holcomb, compiler; Patti Matulonis, indexer, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), F262.G85 H64., 328.

    2. [S1679] 1790 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, South Carolina, Edgefield County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000), M637, roll 11, p. 62, Shadrachme Rich household, accessed 29 Jun 2008, 29 Jun 2008.

    3. [S1189] The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State, Augusta, Georgia, on microfilm in drawer 281, box 58, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), tax defaulters' list, page 3, column 3, 25 Jun 2007.

    4. [S1012] Wake County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Settlements of Estates, 1771-1802, 2 volumes, Frances Holloway Wynne, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Oracle Press, 1984-1993), G 929.3756 WAK NC., 1:164-5; citing page 226 of original book, 1 Nov 2006.

    5. [S919] Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, 1756-1909, Silas Emmett Lucas, (Vidalia, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970), 543.

    6. [S1020] "Jefferson County, Georgia, Tax Digests: 1805-1811" on microfilm in drawer 22, box 74, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), 38.

    7. [S910] An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 5 volumes, "Published for the R.J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia", (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company, 1986), G 929.3758 IND., 3:73 (original in drawer 22, roll 74, page 038 at Georgia Archives).

    8. [S791] Some Early Tax Digests of Georgia, Ruth Blair, collector and editor, (Atlanta, Georgia: The Georgia Department of Archives and History, 1926), G 929.3758 GEO GEORGIA., 109.

    9. [S967] Montgomery County, Georgia, "Various Tax Digests, 1797-1849," on microfilm in drawer 61, box 30, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Shadrach Reich entry, 1806 tax list, district 57, 1st frame, line 11.

    10. [S1179] Bulloch County, Georgia, Genealogical Source Material, Alvaretta Kenan Register, (Swainsboro, Georgia: Magnolia Press, 1985), G 929.3758 Bul., 294; citing A:78-80 of original "Marriages, Wills, Estates, Marks & Brands" book, recorded 28 March 1807, 25 Apr 2007.

    11. [S1706] Abstracts of Vital Records From Raleigh, North Carolina Newspapers 1799-1819, Volume I, Lois Smathers Neal, editor, (Raleigh, North Carolina: BookCrafters for North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1997.), G 929.3756 Abs., I: 419., 26 Dec 2010.

    12. [S911] The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia, Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1986), G 929.3758 SEC., 119.

    13. [S1012] Wake County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Settlements of Estates, 1771-1802, 2 volumes, Frances Holloway Wynne, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Oracle Press, 1984-1993), G 929.3756 WAK NC., 2:71; citing original will book 7 (1804-1808), page 237, 12 Dec 2006.

    14. [S1187] Some Pioneer History of Early County [Georgia], 1818-1871, Joel W. Perry, (1968), F292.E2 P47 1968., 16, 22 Jun 2007.