Henry Tolar’s Migration from North Carolina
By Pat and Ginger Allen
Henry Tolar was born in 1789 in North Carolina. He and his brother William obtained a passport in Georgia giving them permission to cross Indian Territory into Mississippi on December 20, 1811. Henry went to Marion County, Mississippi and joined Colonel Nixon’s 13th Regiment with the War of 1812. Later that year, he met Kitsy Magee, and married her on December 1, 1812 in Marion County, Miss. Kitsy was born January 24, 1791 in South Carolina, daughter of Philip and Mary (Butler) Magee. They later moved to Covington County, Miss., where Henry had obtained 3 land grants totaling 101 acres of land. On the 1820 Covington County, Miss. census Henry Tolar was listed as Head of Household. There was (1) free white mail under 10, (1) free white mail between the age of 16 and 26, (1) free white female under the age of 10 and (1) free white female between the age of 16 and 26. On the 1830 Covington County census, Henry Toler was listed Head of Household. Under free white males age 10 to 15 there was one, and age 40 to 50 was one. Under free white females between 10 and 15 there was one and age 30 to 40 there was one. On the 1850 Simpson County census, Henry was listed in the household of his son John Philip Toler. Henry was 61 years old and born in North Carolina. Kitsy is next door listed in the household of her daughter Nancy and son-in-law Gilbert Shivers. She is 52 years old and born in South Carolina. According to the dwelling numbers on the census Gilbert’s house was 479 and John’s was 480, so they lived next door to each other. Gilbert died in 1852 and Kitsy died on May 5, 1853 in Simpson County. By 1860 Henry and the rest of his family had headed for Texas. According to the early records of New Bethel Church (organized at Woodville in March of 1851), Henry Tolar, father of Nancy Shivers, was a member.
Henry Tolar was the grandfather of Margaret Louise Tolar, wife of James Morgan Walters.