Virginia's Mallett Roots Generation 1

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Descendants of Peter Mallett

Generation 1

1. PETER1 MALLETT was the ancesteral father of the Hawkins County, Hancock County, Bradley County, and Hamilton County, TN Malletts. Not much is known about Peter Mallett, but it is believed that he was a Melungeon. He was probably born in North Carolina between 1780 and 1790. Peter Mallett was living in Wilkes County, NC in 1820, and was enumerated as a "Free Person of Color". He was living next to Patsy Hicks in 1820, who was also a Free Person of Color. Patsy Hicks appears to be the wife of 1810 James Hicks in Wilkes County. In the 1810 Wilkes County Census, a male Free Person of Color of the appropriate age was living with James Hicks. This suggests that Peter Mallett may have married a daughter of Patsy Hicks. Peter Mallett arrived in Hawkins County, TN between 1820 and 1830. Peter was never enumerated in Hawkins County, TN as a free person of color, although some of his descendents were listed as Mulatto in the census of 1850, 1860 and 1870.

In the 1830 Census for Hawkins County, TN Census, Peter Mallett's age was listed as 50-60, and he had two boys 5-10, 2 girls under 5, 1 girl 5-10, 1 girl 10-15, and l woman 30-40 living with him. The first name of his wife is known because she is found in the 1850 Claiborne County, TN Census. In the 1840 Hawkins County, TN Census, Peter Mallett's age was listed as 50-60, and he had 1 boy 15-20, and 2 girls 10-15, and 1 woman 40-50 living with him. Peter Mallett was not enumerated in the 1850 Hawkins County, TN Census, and he is presumed to have died in the 1840's in Hawkins County, TN. There were two male Malletts mentioned in the Hawkins County, TN records between 1840 and 1863. These are William Jefferson Mallett and Levi Mallett. These two men are presumed be the two boys 5-10 years old listed in the 1830 Census.

Peter Mallett married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN about 1815 in Wilkes County, NC. Elizabeth was born about 1790 in NC.
  i.   UNKNOWN2 MALLETT, b. 1817; d. Abt. 1840; m. JOHN BEGLEY, Abt. 1835; b. 1805, Hawkins, Tennessee.
2. ii.   LEVI MALLETT, b. 1819, NC; d. June 06, 1862, Lexington, Kentucky.
  iv.   MALINDA2 MALLETT, b. 1826; d. Aft. 1860; m. WILLIAM HOPKINS, Abt. 1845; b. 1820, Hawkins, Tennessee.

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