expbul1a.gif (699 bytes) Theophilus Heath

born:   1805 in Duplin County, North Carolina
died:  bef 1860 near Newton, Dale County, Alabama

Occupation:  Blacksmith
Alabama Mortality Schedule lists cause of death as Eresephelus (probably Erysipelas), being ill for 14 days

Land purchases in Alabama are recorded for 1837 and 1839 in Henry County (27E, 8N, 22 and 21);  and 1849
in Dale County (23E, 6N, 31). 
1830 Henry County, Alabama, Census, Southern District: Theophilus Heath is listed with 1 male under 5, one male 20-30 and one female 20-30. Alexander Blackshear is in the vicinity (one male 50-60). I believe this to be Alexander Blackshear, b 1772 in Jones County, NC, son of Elisha Stout Blackshear. 
1840 Henry County, Alabama, Census, Southern District: Theophilus Heath is listed with two males under 5, two males 5-10, one male 10-15, one male 30-40, two females under 5, and one female 30-40.  W. R. Blackshear, Col., is next door with one male 20-30, one male 7-70, and one female 70-80. This is William Royal Blackshear, son of Alexander. The older people are probably his parents, although no female is listed with Alexander in 1830.  
1850 Dale County Agricultural Schedule shows Theophilus with 100 acres of improved land, 160 acres unimproved land, $910 cash value of farm, $75 cash value of implements and machinery, $540 value of livestock. 
1850 Dale County, Alabama Census (Southern District):
"Thophilus" Heath 43, blacksmith, b North Carolina, Nancy 43, b Georgia, John N. 19, farmer, William E. 18, farmer, Leah A. 17, Noel 15, farmer, Eliza E. A. 12, Jason J. 10, Elizabeth Ann 8, Prudence C. 6, Levi 4, Zinia 3, Catharine 2. 
1860 Dale County, Alabama Census (Newton) lists Nancy Heath 55, with 210 in Real Estate and 4000 in Personal Property; Levi 17, Zina 12, and Catharine 10, still at home. Son John N. Heath is next door, age 28, a merchant, with wife Margaret and son Enoch, age 4. 


The 1830 Census shows 1 child under 5 in the household of Theophilus, and the 1840 Census shows 1 child 10-15; neither of these would be John Newton Heath, b 1831, who is listed by name on the 1850 Census as the oldest male child in the household. The child under 5 in 1830 is probably Alexander, who by 1850 was living on his own. Alexander Heath's wife was Mahalia Cassady. Michael Cassady lived adjacent to Theophilus Heath. A. J. Heath, age 41, appears on the 1870 Dale County Census, Westville, listed as a shoemaker, with (second) wife Sue, 30, and children Sarah 18, Levi 12, Eugenia 4, and Morgan 2. 

Noel Heath appears on the 1860 Dale County, Alabama, Census, Newton Post Office
Levi H. Heath appears on the 1870 Henry County, Alabama, Census, Abbeville Precinct 12

Father:  Levi Heath
Mother:  Prudence Swinson

Spouse:  Nancy Johnson
May be related to the family of Noel Johnson and Evander Johnson, who purchased land adjacent to that of Levi Heath, Theophilus's father, in 1849 (Noel) and 1851 (Evander). Theophilus named a son Noel. There is an Aaron Noel Johnson, b 15 December 1814 in South Carolina, who was in Coffee County, Alabama in 1850. He had a brother named Alexander. 
Evander M. "Mack" Johnson (b 25 October 1813 in Darlington, South Carolina, d 25 September 1899 in Henry County, Alabama) may be another member of the same family, as well as Cornelius Johnson (b 1844 in Henry County), who had a son Noel. 

Children:
1.  Alexander Jasper Heath (m Mahalia Cassady)
2.  John Newton Heath (m. Margaret Jane Alderman)
3.  William Ellis Heath
4.  Leah A. Heath
5.  Sarah Ann Heath (m. William Paul Cutts)
6.  Noel Greenbury Heath (m. Melissa Perkins or Stokes)
7.  Eliza Eveline Jane Heath (m. Whitmill Marion Johnston)
8.  Jason J. Heath   
9.  Elizabeth Ann Heath  (m Richard Caswell Johnston)
10.  Prudence C. Heath    
11.  Levi H. Heath   
12.  Zinia Heath  
13.  Catharine Heath