Lassiter Ancestry

Sources:

According to The Saga of the Family and Descendants of David Vestal Henley and Eleanor Lassiter of Randolph County, North Carolina by Eleanor Parker Bell (the primary source for the Lassiter Ancestry), "old spellings of Lassiter are: Lasater, Lasiter, Lassater, Lester, Leister, etc." (p. 712).

George Lassiter
b. 15 May 1560
Linton, West Yorkshire, England
 
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Thomas Lassiter
b. ca. 1587
d. 1650
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Anne Lewes
One source1 indicates that this is probably the same person as Thomas Leister, living in James City County in 1623, arrived in the ship Abagaile in 1620. Reference: (The Complete Book of Emigrants, by Peter Coldham).
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Robert Lassiter immigrated from England to America with his wife Sarah and sons to Nansemond County, Virginia, October 8, 1672, for 400 acres adjoining the lands of John Ellis, Bk 6, P 416, and based on land grants, it appears he had at least three sons (Source). However, another source has b. ca. 1635 in Nansemond Co., VA; d. ca. 1745. Some sources1, 2, 3, 4 list Robert as a having wife named Prudance Nee or Eason (ca. 1637-1675), speculated to be of a Cherokee Indian of the Notoway tribe. While my Lassiter ancestry is verified, my DNA results do not support a Native American ancestor.
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George Lassiter
(1668-1764)
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Anne Riddick ?
b. ca. 1675
  Joseph Booth      
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First Generation in America:
Aaron Lassiter
b. 1704
d. 1781
  Christian Booth
b. 1704
     
           
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Second Generation in America: They migrated, likely with son Micajah to Rowan Co., NC, now Randolph Co., NC, though "tradition" suggests they came from Northampton Co. in mid to later 1700. Josiah purchased 620 acres from Richard Shackleford. (Source). Josiah Marion Lassiter
d. 1790
  Sarah Hill    
           
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  Micajah was part of the third Lassiter generation in America. According to the book The Saga of the Family and Descendants of David Vestal Henley and Eleanor Lassiter of Randolph County, North Carolina by Eleanor Parker Bell, Micajah bought land that became Lassiter's Mill and the surrounding neighborhood became known as Lassiter Community. He, his sons and some sons-in-law farmed many of the land in what is New Hope Twp. His family was active in Oak Grove UMC and other churches. Micajah also served as a Justice of Peace in 1811. He was the was the only child of Josiah and Sarah (Hill) Lassiter. Micajah Lassiter, Sr.
b. 1764 in Albemarle Province, eastern NC
d. 3 June 1854; buried at Oak Grove UMC Cemetery in Randolph Co., NC
  Mary Tadlock
b. 1784
d. 27 September 1852
Mary, my ancestor, was Micajah's second wife. His first wife was Celia Spivey, who is not my ancestor.
           
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Silas K. Kearns

He owned a grist mill.

Pages 854 and 932 of The Saga of the Family and Descendants of David Vestal Henley and Eleanor Lassiter of Randolph County, North Carolina by Eleanor Parker Bell (1986) verified and bridged the gap!

Sara/Sarah Lassiter
(from Randolph Co., NC)
   
  b. 23 December 1815
d. 5 March 1890
m. 15 March 1837 b. 5 January 1815
d. 3 October 1890
tombstone
   
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descendants through daughter Margaret Jane Kearns via her marriage to Wenborn W. Cranford
     

Lassiter Ancestry was uncovered 11 March 2015.