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Ewing Genealogy with 
Cognate Branches 

A Survey of the Ewings and Their 
Kin in America 

By Presley KIttredge Ewing 


Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing 



The Ewixg Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

In Memoriam 

The Day You Went 

The day you went my world was done. 
There came no comfort from the sun 
Nor from the love of life that lurks 
In sunlight, nor from all the worlds 
Of faith and old philosophy, — 
Till one young rose leaned down to me 
And shot my brooding like a wing; 
The most foolhardy, gallant thing 
In all this rocking world, conceived 
Of morning dew . . . and I believed ! 
It bannered upward from the sod 
The visible defense of God. 

— Beatrice W. Ravenel. 

After the manuscript of this book was complete and 
arrangement made for its publication, on April i, 1919, at 
the family home in the City of Houston, Mary Ellen 
(Williams) Ewing, one of the authors, as the culmination of 
a lingering illness, peacefully and with her last expression 
a smile, passed into eternity, her remains being interred in 
the family vault, St. John's Cemetery, Thibodaux, Louisiana, 

The loss in her death to humanity, to services of benefi- 
cence and philanthropy, was recognized by all familiar with 
the course of her life. The floral offerings, in number and 
beauty, were a rare tribute. The Associated Press heralded 
abroad her untimely departure, while the leading local 
dailies, The Houston Post, The Houston Chronicle and The 
Houston Press, recounting her life's services and achieve- 
ments herein narrated, as with one voice proclaimed her 

The Houston Press, noting the fact of her being "widely 
known throughout the State and Nation," referred to the 
reforms she had effected in the public schools, saying, "A 
part of Mrs. Ewing's religion was sanitation ;" it also re- 


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ferred to her efforts to secure women on the school board, 
adding, "It was due to the campaign she waged that women 
are on the school board today." Further of her it was said : 
"The passing of Mrs. Ewing takes from Houston 
one of the city's most useful women, and her death 
will be mourned by many a person whom she be- 
friended. She was a woman of tireless energy, and 
although she was a society leader, much of her time 
and effort were spent in helping others and in 
work for the public good." 

The Houston Chronicle, with a double-column picture of 
her, and stating under heavy headlines that death had called 
"One of Texas' Noted Women Whose Life Was Devoted to 
Welfare Work for Mankind," declared that in her death, 
"a life of great usefulness and activity was ended," and 
further : 

"The name of Mrs. Ewing was long associated 
with all affairs of the City and State which had to 
do with uplift work or civic welfare. She was a 
woman of strong personality, public spirited, and 
the life of social events. Her many deeds of public 
and philanthropic service gave her a place in 
'Noted Women of Texas,' published by the Bio- 
graphical Press." 

This paper in an editorial thus said : 

"Announcement of the death of Mrs. Presley K. 
Ewing brings a feeling of sorrow and sympathy 
from many Houston hearts. A life that was de- 
voted to good deeds and that encompassed much 
for the happiness and uplift of mankind is ended. 

"In Mrs. Ewing were combined those graces 
which make for life's finest realizations. Active at 
all times in the church and social life of the city, 
she managed to also find time for much constructive 
work in lightening the burdens and enlarging the 
opportunities of those whose lines had not fallen 
in pleasant places. 

"Her death touches, as did her life, the heart of 

The Houston Post editorially spoke as follows : 

"A host of friends who had known and loved her 
through the many years of residence here are filled 

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with sorrow over the death of Mrs. Presley K. 
Ewing at her home in this city Tuesday morning. 
To her family and her friends she was the embodi- 
ment of all that was good and noble in Southern 
womanhood and in their memories she will ever 
live as a shining example of the devoted wife and 
mother, the undisputed queen of her home and 
family circle, the most optimistic and generous of 

"The influence of Mrs. Ewing extended far be- 
yond her personal acquaintanceship, however, for 
throughout the length and breadth of the State she 
was known as one of the most distinguished and 
able of the public spirits of Texas. Although pos- 
sessed of gifts and graces which made her a favo- 
rite of society circles, she devoted much of her time 
and talent to the improvement of the public wel- 
fare. She was connected with innumerable move- 
ments and organizations for the uplift of the people 
of Texas economically, mentally, morally and 
spiritually. Her work for the women and children 
of the city and the State particularly has been in- 
valuable, as she has played a distinguished part in 
ushering in the new era of justice and recognition 
for women and the welfare of the child. 

"The forces of progress and righteousness have 
suffered a great loss in the death of Mrs. Ewing." 
Let us who knew her best, her husband and her daugh- 
ters, add only this : 

Her exalted life, with its sweet helpfulness, will remain 
as a light for guidance, to inspire and bless the work of 
others. Though she be dead, it shall not die. For "there 
is something that mantles through its beauty that cannot 
wholly perish." 

We who suffer from her loss, forgetting doubts and fears, 
see now through the mists of tears and surgings of sorrow 
the "young rose," leaning down to us, "conceived in morn- 
ing dew" — 

"It bannered upward from the sod. 
The visible defense of God." 

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With affectionate greetings, we dedicate to our posterity 
these pages, a labor of love and, as we think, of just family 

The work was at first intended to be only a sketch of the 
immediate family of the authors, and in a measure that plan 
has been preserved, especially as concerns the details of per- 
sonal history; but in other respects the design has been 
greatly enlarged and the work so arranged that any branch 
may be extended indefinitely from the point where it enters, 
going in like manner into the particulars of its personal 
history as far as desired. The arrangement of blank pages 
at the end has been adopted to facilitate such a course. 

Neither cost nor time nor care has been spared to make 
the contents of this little history portray, not a romance, 
but the facts as they were, so that they may be relied upon 
as accurate and accepted as authentic. Birth, marriage and 
death records have been explored wherever available, both 
as confirmative and in quest of new light. Records still 
preserved have revealed to us marriages and births, which 
will appear herein, occurring more than a hundred years 
before the War of the Revolution (i 776-1 781). In addi- 
tion, our research has extended to many histories, some now 
obscure and others out of sale print, and also to the archives 
of family branches, wherever obtainable. 

This task has been performed, not because we are pur- 
suers of phantoms, or fatuous of a useless aristocracy, or 
given to blind hero-worship, but because we believe that 
noble aspirations, lofty aims and deeds of exalted service, 
when found in a family, may properly be perpetuated as a 
legacy to the generations yet unborn, if not for emulation, 
at least as a source of encouragement to their efforts, of 
inspiration for their endeavors. 

If then, what we have written shall serve, in other days 

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to come, as a light, a landmark or a hope to some weary or 
faltering feet pursuing the pathway of life, so that, seeing, 
they may take heart again, we shall have reward enough. 

Standing as we necessarily do upon the narrow Present, 
slipping as we speak, there can be only two real sources 
of happiness — our memories of the past, our hopes of the 
future. Whether these pages contribute to the fountain of 
either m.ust be judged by others; at least, the purpose which 
has animated us will not be condemned, and in the thought 
of Lord Byron, 

"What is writ, is writ." 

Presley Kittredge Ewing, 
Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing. 

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Ewing Coat of Arms 2 

"Across the Fields of Yesterday" 4 

Ariel, the Home of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing 10 

Alice Brevard (Ewing) Walker 72 

Dr. James B. Bowling 81 

Ephraim McLean Ewing 91 

Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing 95 

Captain Ewing Werlein 97 

Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing II 98 

Rev. Quincy Ewing loi 

Eliza Josephine (Kittredge) Ewing 103 

Kittredge Coat of Arms 105 

Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge 119 

Martha Wills (Green) Kittredge 120 

Ann Elizabeth (Kelly) Kittredge 125 

Elm Hall 131 

Presley Kittredge Ewing 155 

Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing 161 

Williams Coat of Arms 162 

Captain Charles Clark Williams 164 

Field Coat of Arms 166 

Eudora Elizabeth (Cross) Williams I75 

Josie Vesta (Ewing) Vinson 179 

Gladys (Ewing) Combes 181 

Dr. Abbott C. Combes, Jr 182 

The Grandsons, Kittredge and Presley Ewing Vinson. .184 

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Ewing Coat of Arms 2 

"Across the Fields of Yesterday" 4 

Ariel, the Home of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing 10 

Alice Brevard (Ewing) Walker ^2 

Dr. James B. Bowling 81 

Ephraim McLean Ewing 91 

Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing 95 

Captain Ewing Werlein 97 

Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing II 98 

Rev. Quincy Ewing loi 

Eliza Josephine (Kittredge) Ewing 103 

Kittredge Coat of Arms 105 

Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge 119 

Martha Wills (Green) Kittredge 120 

Ann Elizabeth (Kelly) Kittredge 125 

Elm Hall 131 

Presley Kittredge Ewing 155 

Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing 161 

Williams Coat of Arms 162 

Captain Charles Clark Williams 164 

Field Coat of Arms 166 

Eudora Elizabeth (Cross) Williams 17S 

Josie Vesta (Ewing) Vinson 179 

Gladys (Ewing) Combes 181 

Dr. Abbott C. Combes, Jr 182 

The Grandsons, Kittredge and Presley Ewing Vinson. .184 

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Chapter I. 


The Origin and Early History of the Ewings 3 

Chapter II. 

The Different Branches of the Ewings in America. ... 5 

Thomas and Finley Ewing 5 

James Ewin • 6 

Nathaniel Ewing 6 

William Ewing 7 

Charles and Robert Ewing 7 

Chapter III. 

Nathaniel Ewing, the Emigrant; His Birth, Marriage, 

Career and Descendants 11 

Chapter IV. 

William Ewing, Emigrant : His Birth, Children and 

Family Distinction 18 

Chapter V. 

Henry Ewing, Son of Emigrant William Ewing: His 

Career and Descendants 20 

Chapter VI. 

Andrew Ewing, Son of Emigrant William Ewing : His 

Career and Descendants 25 

Chapter VII. 
John Ewing, Son of the Emigrant William Ewing: 

His Marriage and Descendants 38 

Chapter VIII. 

Charles Ewing, the Emigrant : His Birth, Career, Mar- 
riage and Children 40 

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Chapter IX. 

Robert Ewing, the Emigrant : His Birth, Career, Mar- 
riage and Children 42 

Robert Ewing 1 42 

Mary Baker Ewing 44 

Chapter X. 

Sidney Ann, Martha (Betty), Polly and Jane Ewing, 
Daughters of Robert and Mary Baker Ewing, and 

Their Descendants 45 

Sidney Ann Ewing 45 

Martha (Betty) Ewing 46 

Polly ( Patty) Ewing 48 

Jane Ewing 50 

Chapter XL 

John, Baker, Young, Urban, Reuben and Chatham 
Ewing, Sons of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, 

and Their Descendants 51 

John Ewing 51 

Baker Ewing 51 

Young Ewing 51 

Urban Ewing 52 

Reuben Ewing 56 

Chatham Ewing 56 

Chapter XII. 

Finis Ewing, Youngest Son of Robert and Mary 

(Baker) Ewing, and His Descendants 58 

Chapter XHI. 

Robert Ewing H, Son of Robert and Mary (Baker) 

Ewing : His Birth, Career, Marriage and Children 74 

Robert Ewing H 74 

Jane (McLean) Ewing 83 

Chapter XIV. 

The McLean Tree : Lineage of Jane McLean, Wife of 

Robert Ewing II 84 

Ephraim McLean 85 

Elizabeth Davidson 88 

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Chapter XV. 

Ephraim McLean Ewing, Son of Robert and Jane 

Ewing: His Achievements, Marriage and Children 91 

Ephraim McLean Ewing 91 

Jone Pope (Mclntyre) Ewing 93 

Chapter XVL 

Dr. Fayette Claj" Ewing, Son of Ephraim McLean and 
Jane (Mclntyre) Ewing: His Career, Marriage 

and Descendants 95 

Fayette Clay Ewing 95 

Eliza Josephine (Kittredge) Ewing 103 

Chapter XVH. 

The Kittredge Tree : Paternal Lineage of Eliza Jose- 
phine Kittredge, Wife of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing. . 105 

John Kittredge 107 

Dr. John Kittredge 108 

Dr. Francis Kittredge 1 108 

Dr. Francis Kittredge H no 

Abigail (Richardson) Kittredge 114 

Dr. Stephen Kittredge 116 

Elizabeth (Eaton) Kittredge 116 

Chapter XVHL 

The Kittredge Tree Continued : Dr. Ebenezer Eaton 

Kittredge: His Career, Marriage and Descendants 119 

Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge 119 

Martha Wills Green 120 

Ann Elizabeth Kelly 125 

Chapter XIX. 

The Green Tree : Maternal Lineage of Eliza Jose- 
phine Kittredge, Wife of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing 132 

Thomas Green 1 132 

Thomas Green H 132 

Thomas Green HI 133 

Thomas Marston Green 134 

Chapter XX. 

The Green Tree Continued : Everard Green, His 

Career, Marriage and Descendants 141 

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Everard Green 141 

Elizabeth Kirkland 145 

Chapter XXI. 

The Green Tree Continued : The Family Achieve- 
ments and Distinction 147 

Chapter XXII. 

Presley Kittredge Ewing, Son of Fayette Clay and 
Eliza Josephine (Kittredge) Ewing: His Career, 

Marriage and Children 155 

Presley Kittredge Ewing 155 

Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing 161 

Chapter XXIII. 

Williams, Field and Mills Trees : Lineage thereunder 

of Mary Ellen Williams, Wife of Presley K. Ewing 164 

The Williams Tree 164 

The Field Tree 166 

Thomas Field 169 

Thomas Field II 170 

Jeremiah Field 170 

William Field 171 

Abner Field 173 

William Field II " 174 

Mary Pierce Field 175 

Eudora Elizabeth Cross 175 

The Mills Tree 177 

John Mills 178 

Elizabeth Mills 178 

Chapter XXIV. 

Josie Vesta (Ewing) Vinson, Daughter of Presley Kitt- 
redge and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing: Her 
Life, Marriage and Children 179 

Chapter XXV. 

Gladys (Ewing) Combes, Daughter of Presley Kitt- 
redge and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing: Her 

Life and Marriage 181 

Gladys Ewing 181 

Abbott Carson Combes, junior 181 

Chapter XXVI. 

Conclusion 184 

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"Ewing" is historically stated to be the Anglified form of 
Ewen or Ewin, derived from Evan or Evghan, which was 
in Latin Eugenius, and several of the ancient "Kings of 
Scots" bore the name of Ewen or Eugenius, one of them 
having been a distinguished leader of his race in the great 
wars against the Romans/ 

Another of the name (Devonaldus filius Ewyn) was wit- 
ness to a charter granted by Walter, Steward of Scotland, 
in 1 1 77, and in the middle of the Sixteenth Century the 
Ewings acquired the lands, in County Dumbarton, which 
were an ancient possession of the Earls of Lennox, and they 
also possessed valuable estates in County Argyll.' 

The authentic ancient Ewing coat of arms consists of 
arg., a chevron az., ensigned with a banner gu., charged 
with a canton az., thereon a saltire arg., all between two 
mullets in chief gu., sun in splendor in base, also gu., with 
crest and motto as shown in illustration. 

The Ewings are of Scottish extraction, and were long 
settled in the W'est of Scotland, but the branches of the 
family in America, to which this record particularly relates, 
were of Scotch-Irish descent. The clan with which these 
Ewings were identified was allied with the Campbells, as 
opposed to the Gordons, and doubtless many a time on the 
field of battle its members were inspired by the romantic, 
thrilling song — 

"The Campbells are comin', Oho, Oho ; 
The Campbells are comin'. Oho, Oho, 
The Campbells are comin' to bonnie Loch Leven, 
The Campbells are comin'. Oho, Oho." 

•Scottish Nation; Phelan's History of Tennessee, p. 132; Weeklcy's Romanc 
of Names, p. 38. 

'Burke's Landed Gentry, p. 12U. 

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Ewing progenitors of whom we are writing, being Pres- 
byterians, left their seat, which was on the River Forth near 
Stiriing Castle, in the vicinity of Loch Lomond, on account 
of religious persecution of the Protestants. First, they went 
to the Isle of Bute, in Scotland, and then settled at or near 
Coleraine, County Londonderry, of Ulster, to the North of 
Ireland. Members of the family conspicuously took part in 
the notable revolt of the Irish Presbyterians in that County 
in 1689, when the siege of Londonderry by King James II 
of England proved unsuccessful. That King, it will be re- 
called, was an ardent Romanist, intensely inimical to the 

Whatever may have been the part taken by the Ewings 
in the siege just mentioned, it is beyond doubt that in the 
battle of the Boyne, fought on the river of that name in 
Eastern Ireland, July 12 (N. S.), 1690, in which King 
James II was opposed by William of Orange, Captain 
Charles Ewing took part on the side of the Irish Protestants 
under William of Orange, and was awarded by the latter 
for his valor in the battle a silver-handled sword. This 
sword was brought to America by a descendant of Captain 
Charles Ewing, but was later stolen.^ 

The anniversary of this battle of the Boyne, as the result 
of which James II was forced to abdicate in favor of the 
rule of William and Mary, is still celebrated by the Orange- 
men or Irish Protestants. 

The dissatisfaction of the Dissenters over the conditions 
which had prevailed in Ireland, among them the sacra- 
mental test which served to disqualify them for office, and 
the tenantry system with its high and burdensome rents, and 
the increase of tithes for clergy not of their faith and en- 
tertaining a different view of civil and religious liberty, had 
resulted in a desire on the part of many of them to escape 
the irritating situations of the Old World, and to seek their 
fortunes in America.^ 

'Autobiography of Thomas Ewing, by Clement L. Martzolff, Vol. XXI, Ohio Stats 
Archaeological & Historical Society Publications. 

=James Seaton Raid's History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, particularly 
Vol. Ill, pp. 201-262. 


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who were brothers, emigrated from County Londonderry, 
Ireland, about 1718, to Southampton, Long Island, thence 
to New Jersey. 

The illustrious career of members of this branch of the 
family, particularly in Ohio, is a part of familiar history. 

Thomas Ewing, born 1695, died 1747; married Mary 
Maskell, born 1701, died 1784, who was a daughter of Cap- 
tain Daniel Maskell. They lived at Greenwich, New Jersey, 
one of their sons being Thomas Ewing, born 1722, died 1772, 
whose third wife was Sarah Vickars, by whom he had a son, 
George Ewing, born 1754, died 1825, who was a Lieutenant 
in the Continental Army, and whose wife was Rachel Harris. 

From this union was born Thomas Ewing (1789-1871), 
United States Senator from Ohio, who married Maria, a 
daughter of Hugh Boyle, whose wife was a daughter of 
Neil and Eleanor (Daugherty) Gillespie, senior, who lived 
opposite Brownsville, Pennsylvania, but in Washington 

Thomas and Maria Ewing were the parents of seven chil- 
dren: (i) Philemon Beecher, late of Lancaster, Ohio; 
(2) George; (3) Ellen B., who became the wife of General 
William T. Sherman; (4) Hugh Boyle, late of Lancaster, 
Ohio; (5) Thomas, once a democratic candidate for Gov- 
ernor of Ohio; (6) Maria, wife of Colonel Clement F. 
Steele, and (7) General Charles Ewing. 

Two of the sons of Thomas Ewing (1695-1747) were 
officers in the Militia during the Revolution, and another 
son, Samuel, was a County Judge. The emigrant Thomas 
Ewing was a deacon, and his son Thomas an elder, in the 
Presbyterian Church at Greenwich. 

Finley Ewing, the emigrant brother, was the lineal ances- 
tor of General Hugh Ewing, late United States Minister to 
The Netherlands. 

These brothers, Thomas and Finley, were sons of Captain 
Charles Ewing, who was rewarded for his valor by William, 
Prince of Orange, in the battle of the Boyne, with the silver- 
handled sword before mentioned. 


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A descendant of this emigration with whom the authors 
^re acquainted is Thomas J. Ewing, a prominent citizen of 
"Houston, Texas, connected with large business interests. 

To go at greater length into the personal history of this 
distinguished branch of the family would be to indulge in 
unnecessary repetition, as its illustrious career has already 
been written into enduring records/ 


son of William and Mary Ewing of the North of Ireland, 
married Deborah Dickson, and of this union was born a 
family of children in the townland of Tawley, County 
Leitrim, Ireland. After marrying, he, James Ewing, adopt- 
ed the former spelling of his surname, dropping the g. 

He emigrated from Ireland and settled in New York City 
about the year 1822. 

There are in America numerous descendants of this 
branch, which included James L. Ewin, Esq., who was a 
registered attorney of the United States Patent Office, 
Washington, D. C., and a man of prominence in his 


was born at or near Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ire- 
land, about 1692, died September 6, 1748, and emigrated 
thence to America in 1725 with his wife, Rachel Porter, 
who was his cousin, and their children then born. 

His father was William Ewing, born about 1665-1670, 
near Stirling Castle, in Scotland, whence he went to County 
Londonderry, Ireland, taking up his abode at or near Cole- 
raine, which was probably in or about the year 16S5, for in 
that year, during Passion W^eek, the rites of the Church of 
Rome were openly celebrated at Westminster with full 
splendor, and in the same year, the suppression of the Duke 
of Monmouth's rebellion in England, and that of the Earl 
of Argyll in Scotland, was followed by great severities, 
practiced by the King (James II of England and VII of 
Scotland), resulting in many of the Scotch Presbyterians 
fleeing from Scotland to the North of Ireland to escape the 
religious persecutions imposed upon them.' 

William Ewing, who was the son of William Ewing and 
his wife, Eliza M ilford, married twice ; by the first marriage 

^Autobiography of Thomas Ewing, Vohinie XXI. Ohio State Archaeological 
& Historical Society Publications; Biog. Ency. of Ohio, Volume 1, page 273, 
Volume 6, page 1491; Scott's History of Fairfield County, Ohio, 1877. 

-Sketch by James L. Ewin of Washington, D. C. 
The International Cyclopedia, page 229. 

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he had one son, the emigrant Nathaniel, and by the second 
marriage he had four sons and a daughter : WilHam, Joshua, 
James, Samuel and Anne, and possibly other children. All 
of these named were immigrants to this country, and some 
at least accompanied their half-brother Nathaniel to 
America, in 1725, and in the same emigration were members 
of the Porter and Gillespie families, and also David 


Pp. 5, 8 and 9. 

The text, in ascribing to Gen. Hugh Boyle Ewing 
lineal descent from Finley Ewing, an "emigrant brother" 
of the emigrant Thomas Ewing. followed the Biog. Ency. 
& Portrait Gallery of Ohio. Vol. 6, at p. 1491, where it 
is said: "The father of the emigrant, Finley Ewing, was 
of the Clan Colquhoun * * *". This sentence was evident- 
ly faulty in not being so framed as to make "father" 
instead of "emigrant" the antecedent of Finley Ewing; 
for a close study of the context, as well as extrinsic matter, 
makes it certain that Gen. Hugh Boyle Ewing was a des- 
cendant of the emigrant Thomas Ewing. 

Whether the latter's father was named Finley or 
Charles, or bore both names, is not certain, the traditions 
and evidences being conflicting, but whatever his Chris- 
tian name, it was the father of the emigrant Thomas Ewing. 
who was the gallant Captain in the Battle of the Boyne, 
to whom the silver-handled sword was awarded for valor, 
as stated in the text. 

some of them, removing to Georgia. 

One of the grandsons, and perhaps others of the family, 
subsequently went to Texas, where a number of their de- 
scendants may be found, with some of whom the authors 
have a personal acquaintance, among them Edna Ewing, the 
cultured and socially attractive wife of John Bonner, of 
Houston, who is an esteemed citizen and high-ranking 


who v/ere brothers, were born in County Londonderry, Ire- 
land, probably at or near Coleraine, about 1715-1725, and 

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A descendant of this emigration with whom the authors 
^re acquainted is Thomas J. Ewing, a prominent citizen of 
"Houston, Texas, connected with large business interests. 

To go at greater length into the personal history of this 
distinguished branch of the family would be to indulge in 
unnecessary repetition, as its illustrious career has already 
been written into enduring records/ 





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of Argyll in Scotland, was followed by great severities, 
practiced by the King (James II of England and VII of 
Scotland), resulting in many of the Scotch Presbyterians 
fleeing from Scotland to the North of Ireland to escape the 
religious persecutions imposed upon them.' 

William Ewing, who was the son of William Ewing and 
his wife, Eliza Milford, m.arried twice; by the first marriage 

^Autobiography of Tliomas Ewing, Volume XXI, Ohio State Archaeological 
& Historical Society Publications; Biog. Ency. of Ohio, Volume 1, page 273, 
Volume 6, page 1491; Scott's History of Fairfield County, Ohio, 1877. 

^Sketch by James L. Ewin of Washington, D. C. 
The International Cyclopedia, page 229. 

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he had one son, the emigrant Nathaniel, and by the second 
marriage he had four sons and a daughter : William, Joshua, 
James, Samuel and Anne, and possibly other children. All 
of these named were immigrants to this country, and some 
at least accompanied their half-brother Nathaniel to 
America, in 1725, and in the same emigration were members 
of the Porter and Gillespie families, and also David 

Nathaniel Ewing and his half-brother, Joshua Ewing, 
settled in Maryland on the east side of the Susquehanna, 
in Cecil County, near the Pennsylvania line. The half- 
brother, James Ewing, took up his abode in what became 
Prince Edward County, Virginia, and the other half-broth- 
ers, William for certain, and Samuel probably, settled in 
Pennsylvania ; but we have no record of the descendants of 
the half-brothers Joshua, Jamics and Samuel. 


was probably born in County Londonderry, Ireland, about 
the year 1710, but family tradition, evidently confusing him 
with his father, has fixed his birth at Stirlingshire, Scotland, 
in the vicinity of Glasgow, near Loch Lomond, whence his 
father emigrated to County Londonderry, Ireland. This 
tradition has also accorded to him, likely again confusing 
him with his father, an elder brother Robert, who v/as a 
feudal baron. 

This emigrant, himself Scotch, probably married in Ire- 
land an Irish girl before coming to America, which accounts 
for the manifest Scotch-Irish ancestry noticeable in the 
descendants of this branch of the family as well as in those 
of the other branches. 

William first settled in Pennsylvania, and later went to 
Virginia, where he died, his widow and children, at least 
some of them, removing to Georgia. 

One of the grandsons, and perhaps others of the family, 
subsequently went to Texas, where a number of their de- 
scendants may be found, with some of whom the authors 
have a personal acquaintance, among them Edna Ewing, the 
cultured and socially attractive wife of John Bonner, of 
Houston, who is an esteemed citizen and high-ranking 


who v/ere brothers, were born in County Londonderry, Ire- 
land, probably at or near Coleraine, about 171 5-1 725, and 

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emigrated thence to America about the period between 
1 735- 1747- 

They were cousins of the emigrant Nathaniel Ewing, and 
on their arrival in America, they first went to his home, in 
Cecil County, Maryland, but shortly after accompanied 
their cousin, the emigrant James Ewing, Nathaniel's half- 
brother, to what became Prince Edward County, Virginia, 
and later they joined a new adventurous colony and settled 
near the Peaks of Otter, in Bedford County, Virginia, where 
they remained until they died. 

The relationship of the different Ewing emigrants to 
whom we have referred, is doubtless already apparent to the 
thoughtful reader. 

We have seen that Thomas and Finley Ewing were broth- 
ers, and that Robert and Charles Ewing were brothers, and 
that the latter were cousins of Nathaniel Ewing and his 
half-brothers and sister. While direct or positive evidence 
is wanting as to further kinship, the circumstances are con- 
vincing that all the Ewing emigrants we have noted were 
relatives, with the possible exception of James Ewin, the 
emigrant who settled in New York. 

In the family of the authors, there has been from the 
earliest a tradition, that Captain Charles Ewing, the gallant 
soldier rewarded by William of Orange for valor in the 
battle of the Boyne, was of their family ; he was the father 
of the emigrants, Thomas and Finley Ewing, and hence the 
tradition could be true only on the theory of these emi- 
grants being cousins of the emigrants, Robert and Charles 
Ewing, or otherwise related. 

When the historic causes leading to the exodus of the 
Ewings from their seat near Stirling Castle, in Scotland, to 
the North of Ireland and thence to America, are considered 
in the light of the fact that they came to this country, not 
Scotch alone, but Scotch-Irish, and that the emigration 
from Ireland was from the same vicinity, it seems irre- 
sistibly clear that the Ewing emigrants mentioned were all 
in some manner related. 

In concluding this chapter, we observe that there have 
been men and women in each generation, from each of the 
branches we have considered, distinguished in practically 
every walk of life, exemplifying our country's best ideals 
and traditions, and making for the perpetuity and glory of 
its institutions. As illustrative of this we mention a few of 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cogis-ate Branches 9 

the leaders in thought and action, in addition to those whose 
careers are elsewhere given. 

Emma Pike Ewing, educator, born Broome County, New 
York, 1838; married W. P. Ewing, 1863; dean Chautauqua 
Assembly Cooking School ; professor domestic economy, 
Iowa Agricultural College ; director Model School of House- 
hold Economics, affiliated with Marietta College, Ohio ; 
author of "The Art of Cookery," and other books.' 

Hugh Boyle Ewing, born Lancaster, Ohio, October 31, 
1826, died 1905; married Henrietta Young, 1858; practiced 
law in St. Louis, Missouri, and later at Leavenworth, Kan- 
sas; was major to brigadier general and bvt. major general 
on the side of the Union in the Civil War ; minister to The 
Hague, 1866-70; author of "A Castle in the Air," besides 
other writings.' 

James Stevenson Ewing, born McLean County, Illinois, 
July 19, 1835, a lawyer, cousin and partner of the United 
States Vice President (1893- 1897), Adlai Ewing Steven- 
son, who was born in Christian County, Kentucky, son of 
John T. and Eliza (Ewing) Stevenson. He (James S. 
Ewing) was United States Minister to Belgium in 1893- 

John Gillespie Ewing, lawyer, born Lancaster, Ohio, May 
22, i860, son of Philemon B. and Mar)- Rebecca (Gillespie) 
Ewing; professor mathematics and later of history and eco- 
nomics, Notre Dame University ; State deputy of Indiana 
Knights of Columbus." 

James Ewing, physician, born Pittsburgh, December 25, 
1866; professor pathology, Medical Department, Cornell 
University; author of articles on "The Signs of Death," 
"Sudden Death," etc' 

Nathaniel Ewing, jurist, born Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 
June 17, 1848; died March 28, 1914; appointed Judge Four- 
teenth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and later United 
States District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania.' 

James Caruthers Rhea Ewing, born Rural Valley, Penn- 
sylvania, June 23, 1854; Presbyterian minister and mission- 
ary in India ; professor in Theological Seminary in India ; 
president Forman Christian College, Lahore, India, after- 
wards dean faculty of arts, Punjabu, later vice-chancellor.' 

Thomas Ewing, Jr., born Leavenworth, Kansas, May 21, 

^Who's Who in America, 1903-1905, page 466. 
=Id., 1906-1907, page 567. 
'Id., 1912-1913, page 664. 

10 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

1862; son of General Thomas and Ellen (Cox) Ewing; a 
lawyer, distinguished for his achievements as a solicitor 
of patents/ 

Robert Ewing, born Mobile, Alabama, September 27, 
1859; has had phenomenal success in newspaper enterprise; 
became publisher and owner of N. O. Daily States ; State 
Tax Collector Fourth Municipal District; Louisiana mem- 
ber Democratic National Committee, and member of Louis- 
iana Constitutional Convention.' 

The honors to the family from these distinguished per- 
sons, as observable from the places of their birth, are pretty 
equally distributed among the different emigrations to which 
we have adverted, and hence their achievements may be re- 
garded a common heritage. 

'Who's "Who in America, 191G-1917, page 776 





as before stated, married his cousin, Rachel Porter, about 
1721, at or near Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland, 
and from the marriage were born the foHowing children: 

1. Sarah, born at or near Coleraine, 1722; married Rob- 
ert Potts. They lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
above where Harrisburg now stands, and reared there a 
considerable family. 

2. William, born at or near Coleraine, 1 723-1 724; died 
September 10, 1788; married Kitty Ewing, daughter of the 
emigrant, Joshua Ewing. 

3. Anne, born on the Atlantic Ocean, 1725; died 1809. 

4. John, born Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, June 21, 1732; died September 8, 1802; married Han- 
nah Sargent. He was a distinguished clergyman of Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, and has been referred to as "the 
noted Philadelphian." 

5. James, born June 21, 1732 (a twin to John) ; died 
1818-1819; married Peggy Ewing. 

6. Rachel Margaret, born Little Britain, 1735; married 
her cousin, William Ewing. 

7. George, born at Little Britain, September i, 1737; 
died April, 1785. 

8. Alexander, born 1740, died June or July, 1799; mar- 
ried Jane Kirkpatrick. 

William Ewing, the eldest son of Nathaniel the emigrant, 
lived in Maryland until his death, leaving two children, a 
daughter Rachel, who married Stephen Dancy, and a son, 
Nathaniel, who went to Kentucky, joined the Kentucky 
Militia, and was killed at Fort Meigs, under General Har- 

Anne, daughter of the emigrant Nathaniel Ewing, married 
in 1745 James Breading, born 1726, who lived in Notting- 
ham, Pennsylvania, but afterwards purchased a plantation 
adjoining the Maryland line and Susquehanna River, in 
Pennsylvania, where they reared six children : Mar}', Na- 
thaniel, Rachel, David, Sarah and Anne. 

The eldest daughter, Mary Breading, married Hugh 
Laughlin and lived in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, having 
a large family. 


12 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Nathaniel Breading, the eldest son, born at Little Britain, 
March 17, 1751 ; died April 15, 1821, at Tower Hill Farm, 
near Merrittstown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; married 
in Cecil County, Maryland, June 17, 1784, his cousin, Mary 
Ewing (daughter of George Ewing, son of the emigrant 
Nathaniel), born Nottingham, April i, 1767; died at Alle- 
gheny, Pennsylvania, August 31, 1845; removed to Fayette 
County, Pennsylvania ; their children, besides those dying 
in infancy, being George, born August 19, 1785; Mary Ann, 
born September 4, 1787; James Ewing, born October 19, 
1789; William, born December 3, 1791 ; Sarah, born Janu- 
ary 3, 1796; Harriet, born May 11, 1803; Caroline Mar- 
garet, born August 3, 1807, and Elizabeth, born August 8, 
1810. The daughter, Caroline Margaret, married a Mr. 
Trevor, the youngest son of the marriage being Francis 
Nathaniel Trevor, of Lockport, New York. Another of the 
daughters is understood to have married George Hogg, of 
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, the father of John T. Hogg and 
Nathaniel Breading Hogg. 

Nathaniel Breading, son of James and Anne (Ewing) 
Breading, was in the service of the Revolutionary Army, 
1777-1778, at Valley Forge, in receiving and distributing 
goods bought and sent to the Army by his uncle, George 
Ewing, while his younger brother, David Breading, was 
Temporary Aide to General Maxwell, at Princeton, and was 
General Washington's guide, under General Maxwell's de- 
tail, in leading the former to the retreating army of General 
Lee, at whom it is said W^ashington swore vehemently, 
deprecating and countermanding the retreat which Lee had 

George Ewing, son of the emigrant Nathaniel, married 
April 8, 1766, Mary Porter, daughter of James and Ellen 
(Gillespie) Porter; he, James Porter, being the brother-in- 
law of the emigrant Nathaniel, and having emigrated from 
County Londonderry, Ireland, shortly after the arrival in 
America of Nathaniel Ewing and his half-brothers and sis- 
ter. Children of this union were : 

1. Mary, born April i, 1767; died August 31, 1845, ^t 
Allegheny, Pennsylvania ; married Nathaniel Breading, as 
above stated. 

2. William Porter, born May (or December) 19, 1769; 
died October 21, 1827, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; mar- 
ried Mary Conwell, 1791. They had a son, John H., born 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 13 

October 5, 1796, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, who mar- 
ried a daughter of James Blaine, son of Colonel Ephraim 
Blaine of Revolutionary fame. It may be here remarked 
that this James Blaine was also the father of Ephraim Blaine 
II, who married Maria Gillespie, daughter of Neil Gillespie, 
Jr., and his wife, Miss Purcell, of Centerville, Washington 
County, Pennsylvania ; from which union were born seven 
children, among them the illustrious United States Senator 
and statesman from Maine, James G. Blaine, defeated for 
the Presidency of the United States by Grover Cleveland, 
in 1884. 

3. Ellen (or Eleanor), born August 3, 1774; married 
William Oliphant ; lived and died near Marietta, Ohio. 

4. Nathaniel, born April 10, 1772; died August 6, 1846, 
near Vincennes, Indiana. 

5. James, born September 25, 1776; married Rebecca 
Morgan, and died 1859, in Missouri, leaving sons and 
daughters, having previously lived in Prince Edward Coun- 
ty, Virginia, where he married, subsequently removing in 
1843-1844 to Chariton County, Missouri. Their youngest 
daughter married Dr. Dewey, of Keytesville, Missouri, to 
whom was born a daughter who married Andrew Mackay, 
of St. Louis, Missouri. 

He (George Ewing) was a Commissary under appoint- 
ment of Colonel Ephraim Blaine to purchase for the Army, 
and under this appointment he bought and sent goods, upon 
his own personal responsibility, to Washington's Army at 
Valley Forge, in the winter of 1777. The Government being 
unable to pay the debts he thus incurred, his individual 
property was all sold to satisfy them, leaving him and his 
family destitute ; he died, and the family was taken to Fay- 
ette County, Pennsylvania, 1786, by his son-in-law, Na- 
thaniel Breading. 

Nathaniel Ewing, son of George and grandson of the 
emigrant Nathaniel Ewing, married October i, 1793, Ann 
Breading. Their children were : Mary, born June 16, 1794; 
died November 3, 1865; married February 26, 1818, Dr. 
William Carr Lane. Rachel, born June 10, 1796; died Jan- 
uary 24, 1836; married May 3, 1820, Daniel Jencks, of 
Terre Haute, Indiana. George W. born March 4, 1798; 
died September 15, 1838; married May 11, 1837, Grace H. 
Law, Vincennes, Indiana. James, born April 6, 1800; died 
March 10, 1877; married July, i860, Eliza Shaw. Eliza, 
born August 3, 1802; died July, 1808. Sarah, born July 

14 The Ewing Genealogy with CogiXate Beaxches 

12, 1804; died March 10, 1877; married November 28, 1822, 
John Law. Harriet, born February 9, 1807; died August 
10, 1877; married November 29, 1826, James Farrington. 
WiUiam Lane, born January 31, 1809; died October 2.2, 
1873. CaroHne Sidney, born February 11, 181 1; married 
November 21, 1833, George W. Mears. Nathaniel, born 
April 13, 1815; died November, 1816. 

The father of these children, Nathaniel Ewing, the 
younger, was a man of remarkable ability. He was at one 
time head of the Newark Academy, Delaware, being induced 
to accept the position by his uncle. Rev. John Ewing, of 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He removed to Vincennes, In- 
diana, in 1807, to fill an appointment from the Government 
as Receiver of Public Moneys ; subsequently he became a 
member of the Territorial Legislature, and was distinguished 
for legislative talents of a high order; he was one of the 
men who, in spite of great opposition, insisted that Indiana, 
upon her admission to the Union, should be a free State. 
He died at Mont Clair, Indiana, in 1846, aged seventy-four, 
having exerted mentionable influence upon the period in 
which he lived.^ 

The descendants of Nathaniel Ewing have, in a marked 
degree, left their impress upon the history of St. Louis, and 
are still making history ; and to a very notable one of them, 
we now direct attention. 

William Lane Ewing, son of Nathaniel and Ann (Bread- 
ing) Ewing, was born at Mont Clair, the family homestead, 
near Vincennes, Indiana; and after enjoying a successful 
business career of several years, he embarked, on January 
I, 1839, in the wholesale grocery and commission business 
in St. Louis, Missouri, with Pierre A. Berthold and Louis 
P. Tesson. The firm of Berthold & Ewing won a high place 
in the business world, and was rapidly advancing to fame 
and fortune when, in 1849, the business was destroyed by 
fire. Mr. Ewing, nothing daunted by the unexpected calam- 
ity, soon resumed business under the name of William L. 
Ewing & Co., which became one of the largest establish- 
ments in the city. He was identified with many private and 
public enterprises, and was much honored; he was presi- 
dent of the Merchants National Bank, a member of the St. 
Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association, was one 
of the original members of the Merchants' Exchange, and 
a stockhold er and director in numerous other enterprises of 

^Scharf's History of St. Louis, Volume 1, page 717. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cogxate Branches 15 

importance to the city and State. He died October 26, 1873, 
at Dailey Springs, near Florence, Alabama, where he had 
gone for his health, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, 
St. Louis, Missouri.' 

William Lane Ewing, married February,^ 1838, Claire 
Berthold, sister of his partner, Pierre A. Berthold, and 
daughter of Bartholomew and Pelagic C. Berthold. Their 
children were: Auguste Berthold, born April 6, 1839; mar- 
ried September 8, 1869, Mary McCausland. Ann Emily, 
born August 26, 1841. William Lane, born March 16, 1843; 
married July 17, 1883, Mary Fleming. Nathaniel P., born 
January 23, 1845; died May 13, 1846. Pelagic Isabel, born 
November 19, 1846; married October 4, 1865, Charles T. 
Taylor. George, born April 9, 1848; died September 6, 
1853. James, born .April 13, 1850; died April 21, 1852. 
Ernest L., born July 14, 1851 ; died July 30, 1852. Emily 
Kennedy, born March 2, 1853; died February 13, 1869. 
Frederick Berthold, born March 2, 1853 ; died February 10, 
1897; married September 11, 1878, J. Valle. Clara Louise, 
born September 7, 1855; married February 27, 1878, Wil- 
liam Sidney Wilson. 

Ann Emily Ewing, daughter of William Lane Ewing, 
married (i) July i, 1865, William Covington Mitchell, and 
(2) February 19, 1879, George W. Kerr. From her mar- 
riage with William Covington Mitchell was born a number 
of children, among them Clara Pelagic, born November 24, 
1867; died April 20, 1901 ; married November 26, 1890, 
Malcolm Macbeth, a prominent real estate and financial 
agent of St. Louis, Missouri. Their children, Clara Mitchell 
Macbeth, born October 25, 1893; George Kerr, born Sep- 
tember 24, 1896; D. St. Julien, born September 13, 1898; 
Malcolm Mitchell, born April 20, 1901 ; Agnes Pearson, 
born and died April 20, 1901. 

A distinguished branch of the Ewings, which we accredit 
to this emigration, descends from Nathaniel Ewing, of or 
near Charlotte, and afterwards of Statesville, North Caro- 
lina, who was a soldier in the War of the Revolution, a 
member of Capt. James Houston's Company, and engaged 
in the battles of Ramsour's Mill, Kings Mountain and Cow- 
pens. He married a daughter of Col. Alexander Osborne,' 
and a son of this union was Adlai Osborne Ewing, who 
married Sophia Goodrich Gillespie Wallis. 

JScharfs History of St. Louis, Volume 1, page 717. 

=WheeIer's History of North Carolina, Vol. II, pp. 216, 232, 368. 


16 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

A son of this last marriage, Jolin Wallis Ewing (1808- 
1855), married Maria McClelland Stevenson (1802-1883), 
daughter of James Stevenson and Nancy Young Brevard/ 
in Christian County, Kentucky, October 12, 1830, later re- 
moving to Woodford County, Illinois. They had seven 
children : Adlai, died in infancy ; Nancy Jane, married E. 
B. Winchester in 1854, and they were the parents of five 
children ; James Stevenson,"" whose career has been else- 
where mentioned herein, married Catherine Spencer, June, 
1866, and they were the parents of six children; William 
Gillespie, married Ruth Goodrich in April, 1865, and from 
this union there were three children : Henry A., married 
March, 1866, Elizabeth J. Merriman, of Hinsdale, Massa- 
chusetts, and from this marriage there were seven children ; 
Adlai Thomas, married Kate Hyde, of New York, and to 
them were born four children. 

Issue of Henry A. Ewing and Elizabeth J. Merriman : 

1. Henry Wallis, born November 17, 1867; married 
August 5, 1893, Alice Elizabeth Sweet, born February 4, 
1869. Children: Henry Wallis, born September 5, 1894; 
married March 3, 1918, Mary Arden Kelley, born Novem- 
ber 25, 1894. In the War with Germany, he was ist Lieut- 
enant, 131 Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, 
in France, stationed at Coetquiban, 1918; Abbie Jane, born 
August I, 1897; Lucius Winchester, born May 31, 1901 ; 
Lawrence B., bom May 31, 1901, died 1902; Alice Sweet, 
born January 6, 1906, and Adlai Merriman, born August 
24, 191 2. 

2. May Brevard, born December 24, 1869; married June 
15, 1893, Charles F. Scott, born September 7, 1866. Child- 
ren : Ewing Carruth, born August 28, 1894; Ruth Merri- 
man, born December 30, 1897; Angelo Campbell, born 
November 17, 1899; Charles F., born February 14, 1908. 

3. Adlai Merriman, born January 22, 1872; married 
June 16, 1896, Mary Ella Taylor, born August i, 1875. 
Child: Anne McMillin, born January 30, 1897. 

4. Elliott Winchester, born April 13, 1874; died August 
19, 1891. 

5. Richard Avery, born May 20, 1877, married Lulu 
Jane Myers, February 22, 1900. Children : Elizabeth 
Merriman, born March. 6, 1901 ; James B., born September 

'History and Genealogical Record of the Stevenson Family, by Rev. 
Samuel Harris Stevenson, 1900. 

nVho's Who in America, 1906-1907, page 567. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Brancties 17 

]8, 1902; Grace Vernon, born September 16, 1904; Ruth 
born December 23, 1907. 

6. Ruth Stevenson, born May 4, 1880; married Perry 
O. Hanson, June, 1902. Children: Eleanor, born July 14, 
1903; Richard Ewing, born October 31, 1905; Ada ]vuth, 
born September 8, 1907; Margaret Merriman, born July 
12, 1909; Elizabeth Moody, born September 13, 1914. 

7. Sarah Catherine, born December 8, 1882; married 
Alexander R. Stroup, June 29, 1907. Children : Wilson 
Elliott, born May 2, 1908; Henry Ewing, born March 22, 
1910; Robert D., born May 21, 1912; Mary Elizabeth, born 
November 8, 1914. 

Eliza Ann Ewing, born October 20, 1809, was the daugh- 
ter of Adlai Osborne Ewing and Sophia Goodrich Gillespie, 
and hence a sister of John Wallis Ewing. She married 
John Turner Stevenson (1808- 1857), son of James Steven- 
son and Nancy Young Brevard, and from this union was 
born, October 23, 1835, the distinguished statesman before 
mentioned, Adlai Ewing Stevenson, twice Democratic 
nominee for Vice President of the United States.^ 

The other children of this union were, Sophia Elizabeth, 
lorn July 23, 1833; James Bell, born October 10, 1838; 
died December 11, 1889; William W., born August 15, 
1840; Eielding Alexander, born September 23, 1844; John 
Calvin, born September 27, 1847, and Thomas W., born 
August 16, 1 85 1. 

Adlai Ewing Stevenson, married December 20, 1866, 
Letitia Green, who was born January 8, 1843. Their 
children were, Lewis Green, born August 15, 1868; Mary 
Eliza, born September 18, 1872; died January 18, 1895; 
Julia Scott, born June 30, 1874, and Letitia Ewing, born 
June 22, 1876. 

Still another branch of this emigration is the family of 
George Ewing, identified with the early history of Houston, 
Texas, where his son, Nathaniel Ewing, a prominent citizen, 
now resides. He was a companion of Bowie and Travis, 
and an Alcalde of Austin's First Colony, in the days of the 

The descendants of this emigration, often referred to as 
the Cecil County emigration, are scattered throughout the 
Union, with their firm impress everywhere on the Nation's 
progress, but they are perhaps more numerous in Pennsyl- 
vania, Virginia, parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, and in 
Indiana and Illinois, than in the other States. 

nVho's Who in America. 190X1905. page 1420. 




was, as we have seen, of unmixed Scotch ancestry, but was 
probably born in County Londonderry, Ireland, about 1710, 
and there married to an Irish girl, making his descendants 
Scotch-Irish, as they unquestionably are. 

It has also been shown that this emigrant first settled in 
Pennsylvania, and later removed to Virginia, where he died, 
and that some of the family then took up their abode in 
Georgia, descendants branching out to other States, notably 

The children* of the emigrant, William Ewing, were as 
follows : 

1. Henry, whose career and descendants will be given in 
a succeeding chapter. 

2. Andrew, whose career and descendants will also be 
given in a separate chapter. 

3. John, whose career and children will be similarly 
stated in a separate chapter. 

4. Elizabeth, married Hugh Devier. 

5. Nancy, married a Mr. Hogshett. 

We have no record of the descendants of these daughters. 

True to the family distinction in the old country, de- 
scendants of the emigrant William soon became prominent 
in America. 

Henry Ewing, one of the sons, removed to Kentucky, 
where he has descendants, some of them quite noted for 
achievements of a high order. 

Andrew Ewing, another son, removed to Tennessee, 
where he was actively connected with the early development 
of Nashville, having been one of its founders. His de- 
scendants are numerous, many of them quite prominent, 

*The names of children are numbered 1, 2, 3, etc.; grandchildren are 
numbered (1), (2), (3), etc.; and where clearness requires, great grandchildren 
are numbered 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., after which letters are used. 

The Ewinq Genealogy with Cognate Branches 19 

among whom are included Judge Robert Ewing, a man of 
lofty character and splendid abihties, who made as Mayor 
of the City of Nashville an enviable record. 

Caruthers Ewing, the eminent lawyer of Memphis, Ten- 
nessee, is probably of this branch, but authentic information 
to that effect has not been obtained. 

Another worthy scion of the family is Felix Grundy 
Ewing, now living like his ancestors did of old, at his 
country-seat, "Glen Raven," near Cedar Hill, Tennessee, 
maternally descended from the illustrious Felix Grundy 
(1777-1840), born in Virginia, Chief Justice of Kentucky 
(1807), twice a member of Congress from Tennessee, in 
1829 a Senator and an active supporter of President Jack- 
son, and (1838) appointed Attorney General of the United 

^The International Cyclopedia, Volume VII, page 126. 




eldest son of the emigrant William Ewing, was the first 
Justice of the Peace for Rockingham County, Virginia, and 
Clerk of the Court, 1782-1792; removed in 1792 to Hardin 
County, Kentucky, where he died. He married Jane Rodg- 
ers : Issue : 

(i) John Ewing (Henry, William), born 1761, died 
August 14, 1796; moved with his father to Hardin County, 
Kentucky, and died there; married Sallie Davis (father 
Walter Davis), who died in Christian County, Kentucky, 
1805. Issue : 

1ST. Henry Clayton Ewing (John, Henry, William), 
born December 7, 1788; died March 17, 1855. Owing to 
his father's death when he v/as still a child, he became the 
ward of his great uncle, Andrew Ewing (William), of 
Nashville, Tennessee, and later became Deputy Clerk under 
Nathan Ewing. He married Elizabeth Hill (daughter of 
Dan Hill), January 12, 1815. Issue: 

(a) John Hill Ewing, born March 10, 1816; died No- 
vember 21, 1885; married (first) Susan H. Goodwin, No- 
vember 8, 1838. Issue: 

(aa) Henry Clayton Ewing, born November 18, 
1839; died January 8, 1862; married Elizabeth May, 
i860, and had a daughter, Henry. 

(bb) William Goodwin, born January 17, 1842; 
died July 30, 1882; married (first) Sallie House, 1866. 
Issue: Mary Hamilton, born March 14, 1868. He mar- 
ried (second) Martha Hillman, October 25, 1870. Is- 
sue: Henry Clayton, born August 11, 1871 ; Susan, 
born October 7, 1872, married Henry M. Harris, De- 
cember 6, 1893 ; John Hill, born March 24, 1874; Grace, 
born October 8, 1875; George Hillman, born August 
28, 1877; Andrewena, born January 13, 1881. 

(cc) Alice, born January 8, 1844; died March 26, 
1881 ; married William Donelson, December 17, 1870. 
Issue: Mary Elizabeth, born May 6, 1872; John, born 

•To Dr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Fox (q. v.) we are indebted for information of 
the births, marriages and deaths of the descendants of the emigrant William. 

The Ewixg Genealogy with Cognate Branches 21 

February 12, 1874; Alice Ewin, born October 18, 1876, 
died January 7, 1892; W'ena, born May 12, 1880. 

(dd) Susan Goodwin, born February 22, 1846; 
married Frank O. Anderson, September 19, 1867. 
Issue: Garland E., born July 21, 1868; Mary E., born 
September 15, 1870; Susan M., born February 5, 1873; 
Alfred E., born February 10, 1883. 

(ee) Andrewena. born June 4, 1848; married Wil- 
liam Perkins May, November 25, 1875. Issue: Eliza- 
beth, born October 9, 1878; Annie, born December 5, 
1881 ; Susan Ewin, born January 17, 1886. 
He (John Hill Ewing) married (second) Catherine (De 
Graffinreid) Perkins, a widow, February, 1855. Issue: 

(aa) James W, P., born November 12, 1855. 

(bb) Catherine D., born October 25, 1857. 

(cc) Lucinda, born September 15, 1859. 

(dd) John Overton, born August 5, 1881 ; married 
Adair Humphries, November, 1887. Issue: Lucy 
Herndon, born June 16, 1889; James, born June 22, 

(ee) Elizabeth, born December 24, 1863; married 
Abram Martin Baldwin, June 7, 1887. Issue: Abram 
Martin, born April 14, 1888; Katherine, born July 23, 

(ff) Benjamin Russ De Graffinreid, born August 

7, 1866. 

(b) Lucinda G., born December 27, 1817; died March 

2^, 1883, in Clarksville, Tennessee; married May 23, 1837, 

James H. Wright, born in Virginia, November 16, 1812; 

died March 17, 1856. Issue: 

(aa) Susan Rowena Wright, born February 20, 
1839; died April 21, 1879; married Edmond Turnley, 
April 2/, 1858. Issue: James Harvey, born March 9, 
1859; married Sallie Jetton Carney, November 18, 
1885. Edwin Perry, born April 24, 1862; married 
Willie Golladay, October 22, 1884; children, Nettie, 
born January 29, 1888, and Robert Moseley, born Janu- 
ary 9, 1890. Lucinda Garner, born February 10, 1869; 
died July, 1869. William Wright, born October, 1870; 
died June, 1879. Nettie, born September 8, 1872. 

(bb) Elizabeth Hill, born August 29, 1842, died 
March 23, 1863, unmarried. 

(cc) Henry Clayton, born June 30, 1844; died June 
19, 1845. 

22 The Ewiisq Genealogy with Cogxate Lraxches 

(dd) Florence, born April 8, 1846; married Mar- 
cellus Turnley, January 23, 1867. Issue: Emma, born 
December 11, 1867; married Dr. Pike Adair, June 2.'j, 
1888. Alpha Wright, born August 2}^, 1869; married 
Joseph W. Alford, September 9, 1891 ; child, Florence, 
born January 3, 1893. Susan W., born December i, 
1870; married Thomas J. Flood, May 6, 1891. Lu- 
cinda Ewin, born December 2},, 1874; died January 11, 
1875. Mary Hester, born November 14, 1879. Mattie 
Ewin, born June 2^, 1883; died September 5, 1884. 

(ee) Jennetta Pendleton, born December 16, 1848. 

(ff) William Hickman Ewin, born August 5, 1851 ; 
married September, 1878, Martha A. Neblett, who died 
at Clarksville, Tennessee, September 9, 1894. Issue: 
William H., born and died 1879; Elizabeth Hill, born 
September, 1880; Anna Neblett, born 1882; John Ewin, 
born about 1884. 

{gg) Martha Ewing, born Januar}' 29, 1853; died 
April 23, 1891 ; married April 7, 1887, R. M. Scott, who 
died at Cordile, Georgia, May 26, 1890. Issue: Flor- 
ence E., born February 13, 1888, and John Wright, 
born December 17, 1889. 
] (hh) James Harvey, born February 25, 1855; died 

July 31, 1855. 

(c) Sallie Davis, born June 12, 1820; died 1865, un- 

(d) Martha Hill, born April 4, 1822; died May, 1852, 

(e) William Hickman, born December 3, 1824; died 
December 5, 1867, unmarried. 

(f) Jennetta Hall, born July i, 1827; died June 9, 1850; 
married John T. Pendleton, October 21, 1846. Children: 
Henry Ewin, born 1847, died unmarried, and James K., 
born and died 1850. 

(g) Watts Davis, born March 29, 1830; died October 
29, 1855; married Georgianna Sebree, October 25, 1853. 
Child: Martha S., born 1854, died 1855. 

(h) Mary Elizabeth, born April 2, 1833; married Wil- 
liam P. Cannon, February 21, 1856. Children: William 
Perkins, born January 31, 1858; John Hill, born September 
6, 1859; Thomas F. P., born September 24, 1861 ; Elizabeth 
Ewin, born August i, 1863, married O. Boxby, December 
6, 1894. 

(i) Theresa Green, born September 17, 1836; married 

The Ewixo Gexealoqt with Cogxate Branches 23 

Samuel F. Perkins, June 29, 1858; lived in Franklin, Ten- 
nessee. Issue : 

(aa) Leah Letitia Perkins, born April 30, 1859; 
married Leland Jordan, January 15, 1879. Children: 
Theresa A., born November 10, 1879; Samuel Per- 
kins, born April 23, 1881 ; Mary, bom December 28, 
1883; Leland, born March 14, 1885; Letitia Perkins, 
born April 21, 1887; Montfort, born March 11, 1889; 
Elizabeth, born September 10, 1891, and Martha, 
born December 6, 1893. 

(bb) Elizabeth Ewin, born May 11, i860; married 
John H. Henderson, May 21, 1879. Children: Sam- 
uel, born July 24, 1880; died July 21, 1881. Thomas 
Feam Perkins, born May 9, 1882; Theresa Ewin, born 
April 26, 18S5; John Hughes, born June 2-j, 1888, and 
Sally, born October 25, 1892. 

(cc) Thomas Feam, born March 12, 1863; ^^^'^ 
January 29, 1872, unmarried. 

(dd) Samuel F. and Theresa, twins, born Febru- 
ary 3, 1865; former died January, 1866, unmarried, and 
latter married Frank Y. McGavock, October 15, 1884. 
Children : Theresa Perkins, born May 28, 1885, and 
Louise Grundy, born June 3, 1890. 
2ND. Watts Davis Ewing (John, Henry, William), born 
January, 1791 ; engaged in mercantile business where Tren- 
ton, Kentucky, now stands; in 1818 moved to Nashville, 
Tennessee, and settled on a farm near what is now Fayette- 
ville, where he remained until his death. Married his cousin, 
Margaret Donley. Issue : 

(a) William Ewing, dates of birth and marriage not 
ascertained, nor name of wife. Children, three sons : 
Charles, Robert and William. 

(b) Charles died when a lad about eleven years old. 

(c) Ephemia died at about twenty-two years of age. 

(d) John, said to have married and had nine daughters. 

(e) Henry, dates and name of wife not known; had two 
sons, Edwin and Henry. 

24 Tjie Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Bkanches 

(f) Watts. 

(g) James. 

3RD. Jennetta Ewing (John, Henry, William), married 
Edwin Hall, of Virginia ; moved with him to Kentucky. 
Issue : One child. 

4TH. John Ewing (John, Henry, \\'illiani) died in in- 

(2) Henry (Henry, William), no record of him. 

(3) Andrew (Henry, William) is said to have had sons 
who lived in Southwestern Missouri. 

(4) Sally (Henry, William), married John Davis. Chil- 
dren : Margaret, Martha, Ewin, James, John and Allen ; 
two last moved to Franklin County, Missouri, in 1820. 





son of the emigrant William, was born March 15, 1740; died 
April 30, 1813. He married Susannah, daughter of Thomas 
Shannon, of Virginia, and moved from Rockingham County, 
Virginia, to Tennessee in 1780, and settled at the present 
site of Nashville. 

He was one of the founders of the City of Nashville, was 
one of the Commissioners in laying off the town, and in 
1783 became Clerk of the Court of Davidson County, which 
then embraced a large portion of the State, and held this 
position until his death. 

Citizens of Nashville erected a granite shaft, in the Court 
House square, in his memoiy and that of his associates. It 
may be noted too that his wife was one of the founders of 
the First Presbyterian church of Nashville, now the largest 
church in that city. Issue : 

(i) Andrew Ewing (Andrew, William), born July i, 
1768; died May i, 1830; married Sarah, daughter of Wil- 
liam Hickman. No issue. 

(2) Margaret Ewing (Andrew, William), born June 4, 
1769; died June i, 1862; married Andrew Castleman. Issue, 
as far as known : Robert, and Cinthia, married Professor 
Richard Beard, D. D., of Princeton, New Jersey. 

(3) William Ewing (Andrew, William), born Novem- 
ber 29, 1771 ; died November 24, 1845; niarried Margaret 
Love, May 26, 1795. Issue: 

1ST. Andrew B. Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born July 27, 1796; died May 15, 1880. He was born on 
the "Granny White" Pike, near Nashville, Tennessee; was 
a physician ; tv/ice President of the Medical Society of 
Tennessee, and several times President of the County So- 
ciety. He married Eliza McGavock, daughter of Captain 
Hugh McGavock, at Max Meadows, Virginia, May i, 1821. 
Issue : 

(a) William Ewing (Andrcv»' B., William, Andrew, 
William), born May 2, 1823; married (first) Lucinda Mc- 
Gavock, of Max Meadows, Virginia, and (second) Lida 
Withers. He served both in the Mexican War and Confed- 
erate Army, in the latter in command of a company of 
cavalry at the time of his death. He was Representative of 

26 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Beanches 

Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1861. Issue by Lucinda : 
(aa) Andrew B. Ewing (William, Andrew B., Wil- 
liam, Andrew, William), born July 25, 1851 ; married 
February 8, 1882, Blanche, daughter of Edwin 

(bb) Joseph William, born February 17, 1853; died 
January 16, 1889, unmarried. 

(cc) Lillie Eliza, born March 24, 1855; married 
William J. Brown, October 25, 1882. Children : Susie 
Elizabeth, born August 26, 1887; William Johnston, 
born January 27, 1890; Milton Ewing, born May 10, 

Issue by Lida : 

(aa) William Milton (William, Andrew B., Wil- 
liam, Andrew, William), born December 9, 1862; mar- 
ried Maggie, daughter of D. F. Mills, May 18, 1886. 
Children: Milton M., born January 21, 1887; died 
March, 1887. William D., born May, 1889. Marga- 
rette, born 1891. 

(b) Hugh McGavock Ewing (Andrew B., William, An- 
drew, William), born December 11, 1824. 

(c) Randal Milton Ewing (Andrew B., William, An- 
drew, William), born June i, 1829; resided in Franklin, 
Tennessee; was appointed Attorney General of the Ninth 
Judicial Circuit of Tennessee when the State seceded in 
1861, and again held the same ofifice in 1864-1865; was 
elected Vice President of the Tennessee Bar Association, 
1884-1885 ; married Mary Ellen, daughter of James Rodgers 
McGavock, September 13, 1853. Issue: 

(aa) Carrie Eliza Ewing (Randal Milton, Andrew 
B., William, Andrew, William), born September 17, 

(bb) Charles Andrew, born September 25, 1857; 
married Sarah Elizabeth Owen, November 22, 1887. 
Children: Pleasant Andrew, born February 23, 1889; 
John Owen, born December 26, 1890, and Ellen, born 
June 20, 1893. 

(cc) Francis McGavock, born December 26, 1861 ; 
married Eliza McClung, daughter of John Marshall, 
January 15, 1892. Children: Randal, born and died 
December 26, 1892, and John Marshall, born September 
3, 1894. 

(dd) William F., born February 20, 1864. 

The Ewino Genevlogy with Cognate Branches 27 

(d) Andrew J. Ewing (Andrew B., William, Andrew, 
William), born May 17, 1835; died about 1890, unmarried. 

(e) Susan Mary Ewing (Andrew B., William, Andrew, 
William), born January 2, 1841. 

(f) Ann Eliza Ewing (Andrew B., William, Andrew, 
William), born August i, 1843. 

2ND. Joseph Love Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born May 31, 1798; died 1864; married Sarah E., daughter 
of David McGavock, November 11, 1824. 

3RD. Felix Grundy Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born September 2, 1800; married Sarah McRorry, Septem- 
ber 2, 1824. 

4TH. Susannah Shannon Ewing (William, Andrew, Wil- 
liam), born July 4, 1804; married Major William Harts- 
field, April 4, 1838. 

5TH. Milton P. Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born April 4, 1806; died September 28, 1837, unmarried. 

6th. Eliza Milford Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born December 24, 1807; married James G. Dunaway, Jan- 
uary 3, 1828. 

7TH. William L. Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
bom November i, 1890; married Nancy R. Thompson, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1832. 

8th. Jesse H. Ewing (William, Andrew, William), born 
September 10, 181 1; married Martha Jane, daughter of 
Matthew Johnson, of Williamson County, Tennessee, Janu- 
ary 7, 1841. 

9TH. Cyrus G. Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born September 26, 1813; died November 27, 1835, un- 

lOTH. Margaret A. Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born December 11, 1815; married (first) Dr. Andrew J. 
White, December 7, 1835; married (second) Dr. Robert 
Glass; married (third) Mr. D. Cameron. 

iiTH. Mary Jane Ewing (William, Andrew, William), 
born October 5, 1817; married Pleasant A. Smith, February 
16, 1837. Issue: 

(a) William C. Smith (Mary Jane, William, Andrew, 

(b) Pleasant A., married Martha Thompson Hamilton, 
October 18, 1866. Children: William Ewing Smith, born 
January 15, 1868; Mary Hamilton, born August 15, 1873; 
Nannie F., born August 30, 1878, and Nellie French, born 
February 23, 1882. 

28 The Ewino Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

(4) Amelia Ewing (Andrew, William), born January 
7, 1774; died November, 1836; married in Nashville, Ten- 
nessee, 1795, Moses Speer, who died July 11, 1840, in Hous- 
ton County, Texas, said to be a descendant of an Irish 
baron, Henry Speer, residing in County Londonderry. She 
removed to Texas in 1833. Issue: 

1ST. Andrew Ewing Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), 
born March 27, 1796; died 1837; married Elizabeth Wil- 
liams. Issue: 

(a) John Ewing .Speer, born 1826. 

(b) Susan, born 1831 ; married A. P. Scruggs. Child: 
Rosa Vulnor, born 1868. 

2ND. Moses G. Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), born 
January 9, 1798; died 1814, unmarried. 

3RD. Jesse Lee Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), born 
December 4, 1799; died 1890. 

4TH. James Green Hill Speer (Amelia, Andrew, Wil- 
liam), born July 28, 1801 ; died 1832; married Eliza O'Brien. 
Issue : 

(a) .Sarah Amelia Speer, married Mr. Jackson. 

(b) John Moses, married, but date of marriage and 
name of wife not obtained. Child : William. 

(c) Mary Ann, born March, 1832; married Mr. Bartlett. 
5TH. Thomas Hickman Speer (Amelia, Andrew, Wil- 
liam), born June 6, 1803; died 1838. 

6th. Nathan Ewing Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), 
born May i, 1805; died 1870; married 1830, Eliza Jane, 
daughter of Erancis P. Blair, of District of Columbia. Chil- 
dren : George; "Bettie," died 1872; married Dr. Fisher. 

7TH. Edward Young Speer (Amelia, Andrew, Wil- 
liam), born April 11, 1807; died 1881. 

8th. Mary W. Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), born 
January 9, 1809; died 1849; married Rev. G. Garrett, No- 
vember 15, 1832. Issue: 

(a) Mary Susan Garrett, born April 11, 1834; married 
Rev. James A. Peebles, June 11, 1855; lived in Arkansas. 

(aa) Seth G. Peebles, born August 11, 1856; mar- 
ried Tennie Jackson, 1883. 

(bb) Maria D., born July 16, 1858; married Eugene 
Skillern, October 16, 1878. Children: Eugene Ander- 
son, born November 21, 1879; Mary Gertrude, born 
February 20, 1882; Valeria, born June 20, 1885; Julia 

The Ewixg Genealogy with Cogxate Bbaxciies 29 

Garrett, born July i6, 1887; Lottie, born September 21, 
1889; William Albert, born October 28, 1891 ; Minnie 
P., born March 2, 1894. 

(cc) Julia A., born June 14, i860; married C. W. 
Garner, January 12, 1881. Children: Myrtle A., born 
January 13, 1882; died November, 1882. Walter, born 
and died November, 1882. Laura Irene, born Novem- 
ber, 1883. William, born July, 1886; died December, 

(dd) John William, born November 25, 1862. 

(ee) James Albert, born March 18, 1864; died 
July, 1864. 

(ff) Mary Elizabeth, born March 19, 1866; mar- 
ried John A. McClure, October i, 1889. Children: 
Florence, born July 17, 1890. Grace, born March 10, 
1892; died March 11, 1893. John Peebles, born De- 
cember 31, 1893. 

(gg) Alberta G., born August 14, 1873; died Sep- 
tember, 1873. 

(b) Ann Amelia, born March 13, 1837; married Wil- 
liam Wallace, September 11, 1863. 

(c) Helen J., born January 23, 1841 ; married John A. 
Billups, December 24, 1867. No issue. 

(d) William Andrew, born August 3, 1843; <^ied July 
28, 1861, unmarried. 

(e) Emma F., born November 24, 1846; married (first) 
Goodwyn My rick, December 31, 1878, and (second) F. M. 
Whitehead, November, 1890. No issue. 

9TH. John Fletcher Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), 
born December 10, 181 1 ; died 1846. 

lOTH. Samuel W. Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), 
born August 15, 1813; was a distinguished divine in Ken- 
tucky. He married (first) Abigail Wilmath in 1837, ^"^ 
(second) Antoinette, daughter of John Bliss, of Witherham, 
Massachusetts, August 20, 1850. Child by Abigail, a daugh- 
ter, Abigail. Children by Antoinette : John Bliss, died in 
infancy ; Charles Ewing, died in childhood ; Harriet, died 
aged 9 years; Samuel Marshall, died aged 19 years. 

iiTH. Susan S. Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), bom 
April 12, 1815; married William McPherson, September 21, 
1837. She went to Talladega County, Alabama, 1835, and 
organized the first school for girls in the county, at that 
time of the Creek Indian Nation. Issue : 

30 The Ewing Genealogy with Cog.nate Branches 

(a) Harriett Janetta McPherson, born October 25, 
1841 ; married H. J. Hamilton, a farmer, October 29, i860, 
in Fayetteville, Alabama. Issue : 

(aa) Daisy Ezelle Hamilton, born December 29, 
1863; married Rufus P. Loony, October 25, 1884. Chil- 
dren: Rufus Linton Loony, born August 10, 1885; 
Annie Louise, born February 2, 1887; Hamilton, born 
January 25, 1889. 

(bb) Susan Stella, born November 14, 1866. 

(cc) Hudson, born November 14, 1868; married 
Ruby Avereth, December 7, 1893. Child : Erma, bom 
October 14, 1894. 

(dd) Ida Lucila, born September 2;^, 1873. 

(ee) Jannetta, born May 5, 1876. 

(ff ) Jessie Ewing, born July 16, 1878. 

(gg) Margaret Williamson, born March 16, 1881. 

(hh) Robert Irvin, born March 30, 1885. 

(b) William G., born February 9, 1844; married Miss 
Wallis, February 9, 1873, near Fayetteville, Alabama. Child: 
Wallis D., born October 22, 1873. 

(c) Robert J., born January 4, 1846; died March i, 
1884; married Annabella Love, March 13, 1880, near York, 
Nebraska. Children : 

(aa) Jesse William, bom December 13, 1880. 
(bb) Bessie, born December 25, 1882. 

(d) Margaret Roxana, born August 28, 1848; married 
James Mims, a merchant, January 15, 1868, at Fayetteville, 
Alabama, and lived at Oxford, Alabama. Issue : 

(aa) Eleanor, born March 31, 1870; married Kin- 
alder W. Hawly, December 28, 1892. 

(bb) Charles McPherson, born July 29, 1873, 

(cc) James William, born June 20, 1876. 

(dd) Susan Elizabeth, born February 18, 1879. 

(ee) Mary Lou, born September, 1883. 

(ff) Samuel McPherson, born October 12, 1891. 

(e) Charles C, born February 7, 1851 ; became a bank- 
er; married Louise Lehnhofif, November 25, 1884, near Lin- 
coln, Nebraska. 

(f) Samuel Speer, born June 25, 1855; was a farmer; 
married Anna K. Kelly, August 25, 1881, at Wetumpka, 

I2TH. Margaret C. Speer (Amelia, Andrew, William), 
born February 12, 1817; died 1877; married Thomas Lew- 
ellen, 1837. 

The EvriNG Genealogy with Cognate Branches 31 

(5) Nathan Ewing (Andrew, William), born February 
II, 1776; died at Nashville, Tennessee, May i, 1830; mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Daniel Hill, who died at Nashville 
in 1855; moved to Tennessee in 1780 and was Clerk of the 
County Court of Davidson County from 1813 until his 
death. Issue : 

1ST. John Overton Ewing (Nathan, Andrew, William), 
born 1800; died 1826; married Lemira, daughter of William 
Douglass in Louisville, Kentucky, November 6, 1823. He 
was a physician, began the practice of medicine in Nash- 
ville with Dr. A. G. Ewing as partner, under the firm name, 
J. O. & A. G. Ewing; he had established a high character 
in his profession before his death. His widow married 
Major John Boyd and died June 12, 1838. Issue : 

(a) Hill Ewing, who died in infancy. 

(b) John Overton, born August 2^, 1826; died October 
8, 1866; married (first) January, 1843, Margaret (daughter 
of Alex Campbell, who died October 22, 1848; married (sec- 
ond) Sarah E., daughter of John M. Bass, of Nashville, 
Tennessee, December 14, 1852. Issue by Margaret: Alex. 
Overton Ewing, born May 22, 1848; died October 5, 1849. 
Issue by Sarah : 

(aa) John Bass Ewing, born January 28, 1855. 
(bb) Boyd, born August 8, 1856 ; died April 3, 1897. 
(cc) Felix Grundy, born August 8, 1858; married 
Jane, daughter of George Washington, of Robertson 
County, Tennessee, October 28, 1891. 

(dd) Henry Overton, born May i, i860; died 
March 16, 1905; married Minnie, daughter of H. S. 
Chamberlain of Chattanooga, Tennessee, January 20, 
1892. Children: Margaret Louise, born March 5, 
1893 ; Rosalind, born July 28, 1894; Winifred, born De- 
cember 21, 1898. 

(ee) Malvene Bass, born March 24, 1865; married 

Dr. William H. Fox, of Washington, D. C, December 

31, 1889. 

2ND. Henry Ewing (Nathan, Andrew, William), bom 

1802; died 1846-1847; married Susan, daughter of Samuel 

Grundy, and sister of Hon. Felix Grundy. He was Clerk 

of the Court of Davidson County, Tennessee, and later 

moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Issue: 

(a) Lemira Ewing, married William S. Eakin, a mer- 
chant of Nashville. Child: Hugh. 

32 The Ewixg Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

(b) Sarah, married Thomas Eaken, a banker of New- 
York. Children : Henry, died unmarried ; Susan, died un- 
married; Jeannie; Thomas. 

3RD. Albert G. Ewing (Nathan, Andrew, William), born 
1804; died 1872; married (first) Jane C, daughter of Alex. 
Campbell, and married (second) Mary Jane Marsilliott. He 
was a Campbellite minister and moved from Tennessee to 
Illinois (Eureka and Bloomington). Issue by Jane C. : 

(a) Margaret Ewing, married Joseph H. Pendleton, a 
lawyer, October 31, 1848, at Bethany, Virginia, and lived in 
Wheeling, West Virginia. Issue: Joseph Minor; John 
Overton; Henry Harwood; Ida Ewing, married F. P. Jep- 
son, having a child, Evelyn Ewing; Virginia Campbell, mar- 
ried A. N. Wilson, child John Overton Pendleton ; Margaret 
Josephine, married G. S. Hughes, child John Overton Pen- 
dleton ; Elizabeth Winston. 

(b) Henry, died at birth. 

(c) Sarah, married J. W. Bush at Bethany, Virginia, 
who was a planter and lived at Huntsville, Texas. Children : 
Fanny Overton, married Mr. Lee; Kate Ewing, married Mr. 
Heflin; Rawlings; Sarah, married Mr, London; Ewing; 
Leonard, Mattie, and Etta. 

Issue of Albert G. Ewing by Mary Jane : 

(a) Rowena Ewing, married James B. Stevenson in 
Eureka, Illinois, and lived at Coulton, California. Child : 
Anna, married Mr. Bullis. 

(b) Jane, married Mr. Davidson, Eureka, Illinois. 
Child : Annie. 

(c) Alberta, died 1872, unmarried. 

4TH. Orville Ewing (Nathan, Andrew, William), born 
February 6, 1806; died October 10, 1876; married (first) 
Milbrey H., daughter of Josiah Williams, in Nashville, Ten- 
nessee, January 26, 1832, and married (second) Susan C. 
Avery, a widow, in Groton, Connecticut, October 17, 1866. 
He was a banker, president of the Planters Bank of Nash- 
ville, the precusor of the American National Bank of Nash- 
ville; lived in Nashville; died at Gainesville, Florida. No 
issue by Susan C. Issue by Milbrey H. : 

(a) Margaretta Williams Ewing, born February 21, 
1833; died October, 1849, unmarried. 

(b) Edwin H., born January 19, 1835; died July 26, 
1873, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was a merchant; 
married Emma, daughter of Alex. Eakin, June 10, 1856, in 
Shelbyville, Tennessee. Issue : 

The Ewing Genealocv with Coonate Branches 33 

(aa) Alexander Ewing, born February 26, 1857; 
died August 4, 1858. 

(bb) Milbrey, born February 29, 1859; married 
Edwin H. Fall, October 10, 1878. Children: Thomas 
Malone, born September 16, 1881 ; Margaret Eakin, 
born July 9, 1887, and Edward Hicks, born November 
29, 1889. 

(cc) James, born May 25, 1861 ; died December 
31, 1873. 

(dd) Andrew, born March 13, 1866; died Septem- 
ber 13, 1891, unmarried. 

(ee) Edwin H., born March 29, 1868. 

(ff) Emma, born November 4, 1872; married Wal- 
ter Keith, January 11, 1893. Child: Milbrey, born Oc- 
tober 22, 1893. 

(c) Albert G., born October 30, 1836; was a lumber 
merchant; lived in Nashville, Tennessee; married Harriet 
or Henrietta, daughter of Mark Cockrell, November 8. 1865, 
in Nashville. Issue: 

(aa) Rowena Ewing, born November 11, 1866; 
married Risley P. Lawrence, October 8, 1884. Chil- 
dren: Risley P., born September 9, 1885; died August 
22, 1886; Albert Ewing, born September 7, 1887; 
Thompson, born March 11, 1889; Benjamin Pontz, 
born November 24, 1890; Rowena E., born February 
3- 1893. 

(bb) Albert G., born January 27, 1868. 

(cc) Susan, born May 31, 1869; died March 13, 

(dd) Mark C, born December 31, 1870. 

(ee) Orville, born May 5, 1872. 

(ff) Mary, born September 15, 1873. 

(gg) Edgar, born March 7, 1875; died August 
24, 1875. 

(hh) Milbrey, born July 6, 1876. 

(ii) Harrietta, born March 16, 1878. 

(jj) Robertson C, born April i, 1880; died April 
13, 1880. 

(kk) Margaret, born August 28, 1884. 

(d) Rowena W., born July 7. 1838; married October 2, 

1865, John C. Thompson, a distinguished lawyer of Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. Children : Ewing, born November 24, 

1866. Morgan, born October 26, 1868; died May 3, 1893, 

34 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

unmarried. Albert E., born January 28, 1871 ; died Novem- 
ber 30, 1874. 

(e) Henry, born December 23, 1840; died June 13, 
1873; was a a journalist; lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and 
St. Louis, Missouri; married Emma, daughter of Edwin T. 
Burr, in Batesville, Arkansas. Issue : 

(aa) Katheryne Burr, born November 9, 1865; 
married (first) Alfred Rhodas, child Leigh E., born 
August T.'j, 1886; married (second) George T. Pum- 

(bb) Henry, born May 21, 1867; married June 21, 
1888, Laila, daughter of Ira Rowe. Children : Laila, 
born April 7, 1889; Katheryne, born January 9, 1891 ; 
Milbrey, born October 11, 1892. 

(cc) Edwina B., born August 2-], 1872. 

(f) Orville, born February 5, 1843; hardware and lum- 
ber merchant in Nashville, Tennessee; married July 25, 
1865, Irene, daughter of W. E. Watkins. Issue: 

(aa) Jane Watkins, born December 5, 1866; mar- 
ried James L. Morrow, February 28, 1889. Children: 
Irene, born May 19, 1890; Elizabeth, born December 
22, 1891 ; James L., born November 14, 1893. 

(bb) Margaret, born October 10, 1868; died No- 
vember 16, 1876. 

(cc) Orville, born October 25, 1870; died Septem- 
ber 5, 1871. 

(dd) Samuel Watkins, born June 28, 1872; died 
October 30, 1876. 

(ee) Evans, born October 23, 1875. 

(ff ) Orville, born September 14, 1881. 

(g) Josiah Williams, born July 21, 1848; married Jen- 
nie, daughter of Pryor Smith, of Rome, Georgia. Child : 
Annie, born April, 1873. 

5TH. Edwin Hickman Ewing (Nathan, Andrew, Wil- 
liam), born December 2, 1809; was a lawyer of Murfrees- 
boro, Tennessee; member of United States House of Rep- 
resentatives (1845-1847) ; married Rebecca P., daughter of 
Josiah Williams, December 20, 1832. He (Edwin H. 
Ewing), was one of the great lawyers of Tennessee; served 
by special appointment of Judge of Tennessee Supreme 
Court, and was instrumental in establishing Peabody Col- 
lege in Nashville. Issue: 

(a) Josiah W. Ewing, born August 11, 1834; died Aug- 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 35 

ust 4, 1890; married Ada B. Hord, November 21, 1855. 
Issue : 

(aa) Thomas, born September 4, 1856; married 
Kate Tutt, of Elizabeth, New Jersey. No children. 

(bb) Orville, born 1864; married Evie Orman. 
Child : Orman. 

(cc) Emmet, born August 21, 1867. 
(dd) Josephine, born January 20, 1871 ; died Sep- 
tember, 1895; married Walter D. Fox, May 17, 1892. 

(b) Jane C, born December 30, 1836; died February 14, 
1871 ; married (first) December 3, 1856, Emmet Eakin, and 
(second) August 17, 1868, Dr. James Wendell. Issue by 
Emmet Eakin : 

(aa) Rowena, born December 3, 1857; married 
April 3, 1879, Dr. G. W. Overall. Children: George, 
born November 10, 1880; died November 11, 1880, and 
Ada, born October 12, 1882; died October 13, 1882. 

(bb) Arthur, born January 6, i860; died 1882, un- 

(cc) Florence, born April 23, 1862; married James 
H. Reed, May 24, 1881. Children: Ethel, born June 
30, 1882; Lovie, born April 12, 1884; \\'il!iam, born 
September 20. 1885; Emmet, bom April 10, 1888; 
James, born November 29, 1891 ; Ellis Baskette, born 
October 9, 1894. 

(dd) Sallie, born January 10, 1864; married George 
House, May 9, 1889. Child: Florence, born February 
14, 1890. 

Issue by James W^endell, M. D. : Jane Caroline, died 
aged 10 years. 

(c) Orville, born August 8, 1840; died December 31, 
1862, unmarried. 

(d) Florence, born May 13, 1842; died June 13, 1896; 
married (first) October 11, 1866, Andrew J. Fletcher, who 
died April, 1871, and married (second), May 20, 1873, 
Daniel Perkins. Children by Andrew : Edwin Ewing, born 
August 20, 1867; died December 9, 1889, unmarried. Mary 
Dean, born January 11, 1870; died June 3, 1877. Children 
by Daniel: Thomas Moon, born April 30, 1876; died June 
15, 1876. Rebecca W., born February 6, 1878. Sarah, bom 
March 18, 1880. 

6th. Andrew Ewing (Nathan, Andrew, William), born 
June 15, 1815; died June 13, 1864, in Atlanta, Georgia; was 
a lawyer, a member of the United States House Representa- 

36 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

tives (1849-1851), and Colonel in the Confederate Army; 
married (first) Andrew Hynes' daughter Margaret, born 
February i, 1819, who died January 7, 1840; married (sec- 
ond) Rowena, daughter of Josia Williams. He (Andrew 
Ewing), was a forceful and eloquent speaker; a man of 
great public spirit ; a Democrat and party leader ; opposed 
Secession but went with his people, and used his fortune to 
build a Gun Factory in Nashville just before its fall; he 
served as Judge of Gen. Bragg's Military Court. Issue by 
Margaret : 

(a) Hynes Ewing, married Hattie Hiter, and v^as killed 
in Kentucky. No children . 

Issue by Rowena : 

(a) Rebecca Ewing, born June 30, 1842; married in 
Nashville, Tennessee, December 25, 1865, Henry Watterson, 
the famous editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Issue: 

(aa) Ewing, born July 4, in or after 1866; married 
Jean Black. 

(bb) Milbrey, born August 4, 1871 ; married Wil- 
liam Alonzo Miller. 

(cc) Henry, born February 3, 1877. 

(dd) Harvey, born February 12, 1879. 

(ee) Ethel, born June 24, 1880. 

(b) John, born February 10, 1844; died unmarried. 

(c) Milbrey, born February 2."], 1846; married Septem- 
ber 18, 1866, in Nashville, Tennessee, Spencer Eakin, who 
was connected with the St. Louis, Nashville & Chattanooga 
Railroad Company. Issue : 

(aa) Rebecca, born December 24, 1868; died Jan- 
uary 31, 1870. 

(bb) Stella, born July 12, 1874; married February 
6, 1895, Angus Allmond, who lived in Louisville, Ken- 

(cc) Spencer, born July 12. 1874. 

(dd) Margaret, born March 24, 1876. 

(ee) Rowena, born February 13, 1878. 

(ff) Andrew, born November 9, 1879; died April 

(gg) Milbrey, born July 9, 1881 ; died August, 1882. 

(hh) Deery, born November 13, 1883. 

(d) Nathan, born July 12, 1847; niarried Margaret Per- 
kins. Issue : Elizabeth, Robert and Andrew. 

(e) Robert, a lawyer, was born August 10, 1849; mar- 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 37 

ried Hattie, daughter of Rev. Thomas A. Hoyt, March 28, 
1876. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was mar- 
ried. Was Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court (1876- 
1882), and in October 1883, became Chairman of the Board 
of Public Works and Affairs; was later Mayor of Nash- 
ville. Issue : 

(aa) Mary, born January 3, 1877. 

(bb) Alice, born September 15, 1878; died Sep- 
tember 22, 1879. 

(cc) Robert, born March 15, 1880; died July 26, 

(dd) T. Hoyt, born November 14, 1881. 

(ee) Andrew, born January 19, 1883; died October 
2, 1883. 

(ff) William Cooper, born April 29, 1884. 

(gg) Harold, born July 15, 1885. 

(hh) Lily Hoyt, born August 10, 1886. 

(ii) Louise, born November 30, 1888. 

(jj) Norris, born January 25, 1890. 

(kk) Esmond, born August 4, 1891. 

(11) Hattie H., born January 23, 1893; died June 
22, 1893. 

(mm) Rebecca, born November 15, 1894. 

(f) Thomas, born March, 1852; died unmarried, 

(g) Maggie, born July 15, 1854; died unmarried, 
(h) William, born October, 1856; died unmarried. 

(6) Elizabeth Ewing (Andrew, William), born March 
14, 17795 married Thomas Shannon. 





son of the emigrant William, was born 1741, died May 17, 
1822. He married Phebe Davidson and remained in Rock- 
ingham County, Virginia, with his father on the parental 
homestead, which later was owned by his grandson, William 
D. Ewing. Issue : 

(i) Ann Ewing (John, William), born July 9, 1770; 
married Thomas Shanklin. 

(2) James Ewing (John, William), born April 4, 1773; 
married Grace Shanklin; moved to Kentucky, afterwards to 
Missouri. Issue : Joseph, Elizabeth, Cyrus, Jesse, Ruth, 
Sophronia and William G. 

(3) Mary Ewing (John, William), born October 8, 
1775; married John Pruce. 

(4) William Ewing (John, William), born August 15, 
1780; died January 14, 1857; married Elizabeth Bryan. He 
lived and died on or near the old homestead in Rockingham 
County, Virginia. Issue : 

1ST. Jesse Ewing (William, John, William), born 1808; 
died 1870; married Lavinia Bryan about 1844. 

2ND. Nancy B. Ewing (William, John, William), born 
1810; died April 21, 1889, unmarried. 

3RD. George W. Ewing (William, John, William), born 
1813; died October 10, 1848, unmarried. 

4TH. Henrietta Ewing (William, John, William), born 
1816; died January, 1886; married Robert Sittington. 

5TH. Phebe A. Ewing (William, John, William), born 
1819; died May 11, 1892, unmarried. 

6th. Benjamin B. Ewing (William, John, William), 
born 1821 ; died October 8, 1862, unmarried. 

7TH. Rebecca D. Ewing (William, John, William), born 
1823; died February 2, 1889, unmarried. 

8th. Daniel B. Ewing (William, John, William), bom 
1825 ; died February 8, 1885 ; married Frances Barbour, 
October, 1852. Issue: Bryan, died in infancy; William 
Nicholson, Lucy Barbour, Carrie Summerville, Elizabeth 
Bryan, Maybelle and Jeannie Pendleton. 

9TH. Mary E. Ewing (William, John, William), born 
May 2^, 1827. 


The EwiNG Gexealogy with Cognate Branches 39 

lOTH. Elizabeth A. Evving (William, John, William), 
born 1828; married John T. Brown. No issue. 

iiTH. William D. Ewing (William, John, William), born 
1829; married October, 1859, Margaret Sellers, and lived at 
the old homestead in Rockingham County, Virginia, near 
his sisters Elizabeth and Mary E. No issue. 

(5) Hannah Ewing (John, William), born December 8, 
1782; married James Mallory. 

(6) Elizabeth Ewing (John, William), born November 
7, 1784; married Colonel Conner. 

(7) John D. Ewing (John, William), born April 2, 
1788; married Drusilla DeL. Tate; he was a minister, many 
years in charge of the church at Falling .Spring, Rocking- 
ham County, Virginia, where he died and was buried. 
Issue : 

1ST. Philander Ewing (John D., John, William), died 

2ND. Phebe Jane Ewing (John D., John, William), mar- 
ried Daniel Morgan. 

3RD. William P. Ewing (John D., John, William), mar- 
ried Anne Sturgess. 

4TH. Anne Eliza Ewing (John D., John, William), mar- 
ried Samuel Jetter. 

(8) Jesse Ewing (John, William), born July 2, 1791 ; 
died 1808, unmarried. 





the emigrant, was quite prominent in the early history of 
Virginia, as indicated by the pubHc records/ 

Among the references to him is an ancient record of Bed- 
ford County, showing that on March 24, 1755, he with other 
"Vestrymen," took "usual oaths to his Majesty's person and 
government," conforming to the "doctrine and discipline of 
the Church of England."' 

He died in the year 1770, leaving a will that v/as admitted 
to probate July 24, 1770, in Bedford County, Virginia. 

Surviving him were his wife, Martha, daughter of Rev. 
Caleb Baker, and seven sons and two daughters. The sons 
were Charles, William, Robert, Samuel, George, David and 
Caleb. The daughters were Mary and Martha. The widow 
Martha was a sister of Mary Baker, the wife of the emigrant 
Robert Ewing ; in other words, the brothers married sisters. 

The son William left a will, admitted to probate on April 
23, 1810, in which he refers to his wife Anna, to his three 
brothers, Charles, George and David, and to Polly and Betsy 
as heirs of his brother Caleb, and to Mitchell Ewing, "his 
brother's son," necessarily the son of the brother Robert, 
or the brother Samuel. 

This Mitchell Ewing, grandson of the emigrant Charles 
Ewing, married on December 2y, 1797, Phebe Cox, and 
later, on March 25, 1805, married Nancy Beard, daughter 
of Samuel Beard. 

William E. Ewing, son of William Ewing and grandson 
of Mitchell Ewing just mentioned, is now living near Frank- 
lin, Nebraska, on a farm, enjoying that simple pastoral life 
which has been associated in all ages with the best and pur- 
est in aspiration and deed. 

He, William E. Ewing, was born May i, 1853 ; was gradu- 

'Early Records of Bedford County, Virginia. 
^History of Bedford County, Virginia, 1753-1907, page 10. 

The Genealogy with Cognate Branche& 41 

ated in the Class of 1876 from what is now the Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute, at Blacksburg. He married, Decem- 
ber 18, 1878, Eliza Cofer, of Bedford County, Virginia, and 
from the union were born Lydia Buford, died unmarried; 
Lewis, now residing at Santa Anna, California ; Loula, mar- 
ried Calvin Ball, and resides at Guide Rock, Nebraska; 
Ella, married Crenshaw Sprout, residence Yuma, Colorado ; 
Edward M., resides at Cogswell, North Dakota; Charles G. 
and Alice Lee, both of whom reside at Franklin, Nebraska. 
The descendants of the emigrant Charles Ewing are 
numerous, but are widely scattered, and owing to this fact 
and loss of records from the ravages of war and time, we 
have not succeeded in gathering authentic information of 
many of them, though many have had successful and dis- 
tinguished careers. 




was a man of distinguished ability, evidently a leader in his 
community, of determined character and resolute purpose in 
the execution of his plans and designs. 

He was born in County Londonderry, Ireland, probably at 
or near Coleraine, about 171 5-1725, and finally settled, as 
we have seen, with his brother Charles, in what is now Bed- 
ford County, Virginia. Some of his residence in Virginia 
is understood to have been in what was at the time Augusta 

He qualified on June 22, 1754, under commission from the 
King (George II), as one of the Justices of the County 
Court for Bedford County, which was a court of general 
jurisdiction, with records and a clerk, having chancery 
powers besides other jurisdiction, and in that capacity he 
served for a number of years, the records showing that he 
was serving on July 22, 1754; on May 24, 1756, and on June 
25, 1771-' 

He was appointed and presided as one of the Judges of 
the "Court of Oyer and Terminer" to try for murder one 
Hampton, who was convicted and hanged.'' 

He was a member of Captain Thomas Buford's volunteer 
company, raised in Bedford County, which constituted a 
part of the army under General Andrew Lewis (Lord Dun- 
more's War) in the battle with the Indians at Point Pleas- 
ant, October to, 1774.' 

It appears that he made a payment to the County in 1756 
for provisions for the Militia.' 

On August 27, 1770, he received a grant of 194 acres 
of land.' 

In religion he was a Presbyterian, an elder in that church ; 
and he was the first signer (probably the author) of a re- 
markable petition, full of point and vigor, from Peaks of 
Otter Presbyterian Church, Bedford County, May, 1774, to 
the General Assembly of Virginia, asking that the elders 

Wide, Records of Bedford County, Virginia. 
^History of Bedford County (1753-1907), pages 14-15. 
'Virginia Colonial Militia, page 86. 
*Boogher's Gleanings of Virginia History, page 63. 
''Record Book 39, page 98. 


The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 43 

thereof be enabled to take and hold land and slaves (O 
temporal mores!) to the use of the minister under proper 
regulations. This petition was signed, among others, by 
Charles Ewing, Robert Evving, Jr., William Boyd, John 
Ewing, Adam Linn, William Ewing, Joseph Linn, Adam 
Linn, Abraham Ewin (sic), James Boyd and Caleb Ewing.' 

The records of Bedford County disclose a deed, dated 
July 28, 1783, recorded August 25, 1783, of which Robert 
was the first signer, and from its vigorous style, probably 
the author, conveying certain slaves in trust to the elders of 
the Peaks of Otter Presbyterian Church, the profits of said 
slaves or their issue to be used for supporting a regular 
minister, and for such other church purposes as the elders 
and a majority of the congregation might agree upon. This 
deed was signed, among others, by William Ewing and 
John Ewing. 

As indicative of Robert's public spirit, we note that on 
March 24, 1783, he wrote to the Governor of Virginia, from 
Bedford County, informing him that the Sherifif had refused 
to give security for collection of taxes, and intimating very 
strongly that under the situation the people of Bedford 
County, though it was one of the first inland counties of the 
State, were not inclined to pay as demanded.' 

Both Robert and Charles lived in Bedford County until 
their deaths, Robert's death occurring in May or June, 1787, 
his will being dated March 2, 1786, with a codicil dated 
May 14, 1787, and having been filed for probate in the Bed- 
ford County Court, June 25, 1787, as shown by the county 
records. The will disposed of considerable land, both in 
Virginia and Kentucky, the ownership in Kentucky being 
explained by the fact that at least much of Kentucky was 
carved out of Augusta County, Virginia. 

He, the emigrant Robert Ewing, married about 1747- 1750, 
Mary Baker, the children of which marriage (order of birth 
unknown) were, as follows: 

1. Sidney Ann, died prior to the death of her father; 
married Adam Linn. 

2. John, married Martha (surname unknown.) 

3. Martha (Betty) who married Capt. John Mills of 
Botetourt County, Va. 

4. Robert (q. v.). 

^Virginia Historical Magazine, Volume 12, pages 417 to 421. 
'Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol. IV, p. 459. 

44 The Ewino Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

5. Baker, probably one of the eldest sons. 

6. Young, also probably an elder son. 

7. Urban, died in Cooper County, Mo., about 1828; mar- 
ried Mary (Polly) Ewing, daughter of George Ewing. 

8. Reuben, born 1766, died 1823; married Frances 

9. Polly (Patty), married John Ewing, son of George 

10. Chatham, born in Bedford County, Va., 1770; died 
in Lafayette County, Mo. ; married Elizabeth Campbell. 

11. Jane, married Peter Kelley, a soldier of the Revolu- 

12. Finis, the youngest child, born in Bedford County, 
Va., July 10, 1773; died at Lexington, Mo., July 4, 1841 ; 
married Jan. 15, 1793, Margaret Davidson. 


the wife of the emigrant, Robert Ewing, w'as, as stated, the 
sister of Martha who was the wife of the brother, Charles 

She was probably born in Virginia, in what became Prince 
Edward County, about the year 1730; her father was Rev. 
Caleb Baker, a prominent Presbyterian clergyman of that 
county, and evidently a man of strong will and sterling 
qualities of character. 

Of her personal history, we have ascertained nothing 
further, but surely the mother of a galaxy of sons like hers, 
who are accredited by history so uniformly with worthy 
achievements of high order, must have been richly endowed 
with those attributes which make "a perfect woman, nobly 






daughter of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born 
in Bedford County, Va. ; died prior to the death of her 
father ; married Adam Linn, Issue : 

(i) Nancy, married Abraham Boyd, 1796. Issue: 

1ST. John, born Nashville, Tenn., about 1798; married 
Betsy McLean; he removed with his parents while young, to 
Trigg County, Ky., and later to Texas, where he was several 
times elected to the Congress of the Republic of Texas ; 
he was one of the founders of Trinity University, Tehua- 
cana, Texas. Issue : Martha, Lucas, Horace and Putnam. 

2ND. Linn, born Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 28, 1800, died 
Paducah, Ky., Dec. 16, 1859; married (i) Alice Bennett, 
and (2) Mrs. Dixon; he removed with his parents to Trigg 
County., Ky., and later, in 1826, to Calloway County, Ky., 
and was a member of the State Legislature from that county 
1827-30; he returned to Trigg County, and was elected to 
State Legislature from that county 183 1-2, defeated for 
Congress in 1832, elected to Congress in 1834, defeated for 
Congress in 1836, elected to Congress in 1838, where he 
served until 1854, being Speaker of the House, 1850-4; he 
was Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1859. Issue with 
Alice Bennett, (a) Ward, an attorney-at-law, married Miss 
Ware, of Paducah, Ky. ; (b) Butler, never married; (c) 
Linn, an attorney-at-law at Murray, Ky., and (d) Felix, 
who was a physician. Issue with Mrs. Dixon, a daughter, 
Rhea, deceased. 

3RD. Martha, married 1816, George Haines Gordon, and 
removed to Missouri in 1832. Issue: (a) Nancy Haines, 
born 1817, married Lexington, Mo., 1838, Thomas Shelby. 
Issue, Adelaide, married 1859, Evan Young; George; 
Alice, married Travis Buford ; Martha, married Samuel 
Huston, child Nancy, married Edward Lee of Kansas City, 
Mo.; Thomas married (i) Ella Chinn, and (2) Ella Wash- 
ington ; Nancy, married Mr. Thompson ; Linn, married 

*We acknowledge indebtedness to F. M. Cockrell, Esq., of Louisville, 
Kentucky, for some of the genealogy of Robert Ewing's descendants not in 
the direct line of the authors; using the same in some instances in reliance 
on its correctness without opportunity to verify. 

46 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Lillian Kelly, and Forrest, married Belle McFadden. 

(b) John Boyd, unmarried. 

(c) William, born 1821, a physician, member of Mis- 
souri Legislature from Lafayette County, i860, and sur- 
geon 1st Missouri Cavalry, C. S. A.; married Margaret 
Green, daughter Col. Lewis Green, war of 1812. Issue: 
Martha, married James Harrelson; Mary, married M. 
Graham; Katherine; Lucy; Florence, married Frank 
Barnes ; Jane, married Robert Lankf ord ; Nancy ; Leila, and 
two daughters who died young. 

(d) Emevine, married James Ruffner, of West Virginia. 
Issue : Henry, Charles, James, and Florence, married J. F. 
Merryman, attorney-at-law, St. Louis, Mo. 

(e) Mary, married 1849, Hiram F. Walker. Issue: 
Martha, married Henry Winslow; Samuel, married Mary 
Laws; Lucy, married W. R. Doran; Gordon, married 
Beatrice Clinton ; Walter ; Mary Ellen, married John Ban- 
nister; Addie, married Joseph Williams, and Paris, all liv- 
ing at San Saba, Texas, at last account. 

(f) Linn, married 1846, Catherine Fulkerson (sister of 
Reuben B. Fulkerson). Issue: George, married Molly 
Shelby; Fred, married Margaret Evans; Benjamin, married 
Catherine Chanselor; John, married Edna Reaves; Martha, 
married Travis Buford; Sally; Ella, married Edward 
White, and Katherine, married John Bishop of St. Louis, 

(g) George, married Victoria Bennett. Issue, Alma, 
married C. C. Marshall. 

(h) Lucy, married Milton Ewing. Issue, see Milton 
Ewing, infra. 

4TH. Alfred, married Lucy Harrison, Issue : John, an 
attorney-at-law, married Sarah Cook; George, a physician, 
unmarried ; Abraham, an attorney-at-law, married Miss 
O'Bannon ; Agnes, married Mr. Grimes, of Paducah, Ky. ; 
Adeline, and Martha, married Mr. Small. 

5TH. Rufus, married Eliza Bennett. Issue: Rufus, 
married Adelia Noel. 


daughter of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born 
in Bedford County, Va., and married John Mills, of Bote- 
tourt County, Va., a captain in the Revolutionary War. 
Issue : 

(i) Robert (Bartus), mentioned in the will of Robert 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 47 

Ewing I ; he removed to South Kentucky, and thence to 

(2) Mary, born 1780, married George Scroggins, of 
Virginia, in 1809; removed from Virginia to Kentucky, and 
thence to Missouri in 1838. Issue: Martha, born 1810, 
died 1891, SaHne County, Mo., married James Brown 1826; 
Sally, married 1834, Samuel Durley; George, married Mary 
Rollins; Charles M., married 1848, Mary Rice; Mildred, 
married 1837, Milton Thompson, and she died 1851; 
Thomas, married 1850, Rebecca Curry. 

(3) John S., married Agnes Hayden. 

(4) Caleb, lived near Little Rock, Ark. 

(5) Ulysses, also lived near Little Rock, Arkansas. 

(6) Archie, nothing known of him. 

(7) Nancy, married John B. S. Ewing, who died dur- 
ing Civil War; and she died in Texas, March, 1852. Issue: 
Polly; Martha, married Mr. Paschal; Butler, reared partial- 
ly by Wm. Lee Davidson Ewing (son of Finis Ewing) ; 
John, married Miss Davis; Charles; Sally, married Mr. 
Carter; George, and Ephraim. 

(8) Charles Ewing, born 1796, died Jan. 1859, married 
Elizabeth Allen Bell, near Lexington, Ky., 1822; she was 
born 1795, died in Cass County, Mo., March 1881 ; was a 
daughter of John Bell and Jane Mills, sister of Capt. John 
Mills. Issue : 

1ST. Elizabeth Jane, born 1824, died 1900, unmarried. 

2ND. John Henderson Bell, born 1826, died 1844, un- 

3RD. Benjamin Franklin, born 1828, died 1899, Cass 
County, Mo., married Elizabeth Griffith, of Georgetown, 
Ky. Issue: Charles, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and a daugh- 
ter, who married William Bean, of St. Louis, Mo., grand- 
son of Rev. J. L. Yantis. 

4TH. William Milton, born 1831, died 1901, Warrens- 
burg, Mo., married 1867, Mary Eliza Dunlap, sister of 
Louise G. (infra), daughter of James Dunlap of Boyle 
County, Ky. Issue : A daughter, of Warrensburg, Mo. 

5TH. Charles Ewing, born April, 1834, died August 12. 
1905 ; was private on staff of Gen. Marmaduke, C. S. A,, 
for three years; married 1859, Louise G. Dunlap, sister of 
Mary Eliza (supra). Issue: Benjamin, married Margaret 
Robinson; Virginia O., married Henry Engels; William 
Dunlap, married Lula Routt; Katherine M., married L. M. 

48 The Ewixg Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Helmerick; Emma B. married E. L. Brannock, of Pleasant 
Hill, Mo. ; Henry Ewing, married Nell Noland. Issue : 
Florence, died in infancy. 

6th. Mary Bell, married 1856, Levin D. Foree. Issue: 
Charles Mills, unmarried; Lucy, married Barton Wherrett; 
Lilly, married B. B. Thornton ; Edward, married Ada Skill- 
man; Flora, married (i) Roger Blackwell, and (2) Walter 
Foree. There were probably several other children, whose 
rrames we have not been able to secure. 

/TH. Joseph Henry, born and died in 1841. 

POLLY (patty) ewing 

daughter of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was bom 
in Bedford County, Va. ; married John Ewing (son of 
George Ewing), born June 20, 1761, who was a member of 
the first County Court, Campbell County, Ky., 1794-95. 
The marriage was in Bedford County. Issue : 
(i) Adeline, born Sept. 2, 1787. 

(2) Robert Mills, born March 20, 1789. 

(3) Baker, born Nov. 5, 1795. 

(4) Polly Baker, born Sept. 3, 1797. 

(5) Urban Epinetus, born Feb. 25, 1799, died Louis- 
ville, Ky., was a practicing physician ; married ( i ) April 
10, 1823, Sallie Lloyd Robert Moore, born Feb. 24, 1807, 
died Aug. 4, 1833, only child of Robert K. Moore and Mrs. 
Katherine Allen Price. Issue : 

1ST. Robert Allen Karney Moore, born June 14, 1824, 
died May 27, 1825. 

2ND. Katherine Allen Karney Moore, born October 13, 
1825, married Robert Barclay Hopkins, of Anne Arundel 
County, Maryland. Issue: (a) Urban Ewing, born 1844, 
died 1874, unmarried; (b) Robert Barclay; (c) Gerard, 
died in infancy; (d) Kate Butler, married Hite Thompson, 
of Louisville, Ky. Issue : Katherine Hopkins, married 
Wm. Beard, Jr., of Chicago, 111., children, Katherine and 
Elizabeth ; Sarah Elizabeth, married William Hall Wilson, 
of Louisville, Ky., no children; (c) Thomas Ewing; (f) 
Sallie Ewing, born 1859, ^^^^ 1879, unmarried; (g) Mar- 
shall Ewing, lived in Louisville, Ky., married Mary Cook, 
several children. 

3RD. Robert Allen Karney Moore (2), born May 12, 
1827, died Jan. 8, 1849. 

4TH. Mary Lloyd Moore, bora Feb. 15, 1829; married 

The Ewinq Genealogy with Cognate Beanchej-' 49 

(first) Thomas Eaches, and (second) Henry Hartman. 
Issue by first marriage (none by second) : Ewing, lived at 
Richmond, Va. ; married Somer Hayes; children: Katherine 
Ewing and Elizabeth Travers ; Katherine Ewing, married 
Benjamin H. Ridgeley ; no children. 

5TH. Sallie Moore Ellen Adelia, born Jan. 19, 183 1 ; 
died Louisville, Ky., May 20, 1907; married (first) Aug. 5, 
1852, Dr. Nathaniel Burwell Marshall (Chief Justice John, 
James Keith), born Mar. 16, 1824; died May 22, 1861. 
Issue: (a) Sallie Ewing, married June 20, 1888, 
William J. Harding; children: William Jarvis, born May 
6, 1889; Marshall Burwell, born Oct. 22, 1890, and Ewing 
Lloyd, born May 26, 1892. (b) Burwell Keith, born Mar. 
9' 1857; graduated from University of Virginia; attorney- 
at-law, Louisville, Ky., married June 21, 1883, Lizzie Veech. 
Issue: Richard Veech, born Sept. 12, 1884; lived in St. 
Louis, Mo.; married Ellen Chauncey; one child, Richard, 
born Oct., 191 1 ; Elizabeth Veech, born Aug. 14, 1886; Mary 
Louise, born April 9, 1888; Sallie Ewing, born Nov. 9, 1891 ; 
Burwell Keith, born April 22, 1897. (c) Ewing, born 
Sept. 16, 1858, M. D., Louisville, Ky. ; married Martha 
Sneed; children: Alice Sneed, Mary Lloyd, and Evan, (d) 
Claudia Burwell ; married James Bruce Morsen ; several 
children ; one named Thomas, (e) Mary Lloyd ; married 
Phillip T. Allen; one child, Phillip T. She (Sallie Moore 
Ellen Adelia) married (second) Henry L. Pope; one child, 
Henry L., of Louisville, Ky; unmarried. 

6th. Urban John Donaldson, born Jan. 18, 1833; died 
June, 1834. 

He (Urban Epinetus Ewing) married (second) Jane 
Butler. Issue : 

1ST. Mildred; married (first) George Burgwin Ander- 
son, who died during the Civil War. Issue : Ewing and 
George Burgwin. She (Mildred Ewing) married (second) 
James Manderson Carlisle. (Had a son, Calderson, by a 
first marriage). Issue: Mildred, married Augustus Burg- 
win (her cousin); home, Pittsburg, Pa.; Pierce Butler, 
died young. 

2ND. Nellie; married John Montgomery Wright. Issue: 
Jean ; married Frank Swope ; no children ; Margaret Fors- 
ter; married Mr. Waller, of New York City; one of their 
children named George Wright. 

50 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate BRANCHEb 

3RD. Jane Butler; married George Keats Speed. Issue: 
Jennie Ewing; married Calvin Morgan Duke, son of Gen. 
Basil Duke, of Louisville, Ky. ; children : Basil and Ewing; 
Emma Keats; married Henry A. Sampson of Richmond, 
Va. ; child, Emma Keats; Phillip; married Lucy Mason; 
other children : Ewing, Nellie Ewing, Joshua Fry, and 
George Keats. 

(6) Nancy M., born Sept. 7, 1801. 

(7) Winifred L., born Oct. 11, 1804. 

(8) George W. 

(9) Ellen (Nellie). 


daughter of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was bom in 
Bedford County, Virginia; married Peter Kelly, a soldier 
of the Revolution. 

Their daughter, Sarah (1784- 1807), married Zadock 
Adair. Child: Weyman, a distinguished Presbyterian 
minister, married Delthia Staunton de Berry, daughter of 
Lemuel de Berry and his wife, Delthia Ellis. Issue : 

(i) Mary Adair, married John Magruder Wynne, of 
Huntsville, Texas, and later Captain George W. Farris. 
Issue by John Magruder Wynne : Gustave Adair, married 
Samuella Gibbs. Children : 

(a) Mae Samuella, married Ike Barton McFarland, of 
Houston, Texas. She is a woman of scholarly attainments 
and superior ability, and is President of Chautauqua Circle, 
Houston, and has for several years been prominently and 
officially connected with the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, and is now (1919) State Secretary and one of 
two candidates for State Regent (Texas). 

(b) Jane Sophronia, married Dr. Joseph Revis Lay; 
one child, Magruder Wynne. 

(c) Mamie Staunton, married William Cox; one child, 
William Adair. 

(d) Florence Magruder, married Charles G. Barrett. 

(e) Ara Adair, married Tyler Haswell; one child, Ara 

(2) William de Berry, married Lulu Nors worthy; two 
daughters, Katie and Louise. 

(3) Priscilla, married Cowper Shelton Taliaferro. 
Issue : Weyman, married Katie White ; two daughters, 
Katie and Louise. 


P. 50, I. 30, et seq. 

Under Jane Ewing, (b), (c), (d) and (e) were sisters 
and not children of Gustavus Adair Wynne, whose children 
were : 

(aa) Mae Samuella, married Ike Barton McFarland; 

(bb) Gibbs Adair married Lela May Brown; 

fee) Florence Sanford, died in childhood; 

(dd) Sabra Lois married William Reynaud. 

P. 96, I. 18. 

The date of birth of Leila A^^ills Ewing should be 1855. 

P. 123, I. 29. 

Williard should be Willard. 

P. 127, last line. 

Jaunita should be Juanita. 






son of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born in Bed- 
ford County, Va. 

He and his wife Martha, had a son Robert (Bartus), 
mentioned in the will of the emigrant Robert Ewing, and a 
daughter Sidney, who married in 1793 Micajah Roland, and 
another daughter, name not known, who married a Mr. 

John was one of the executors named in the will of his 
father, Robert Ewing. 


son of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born in Bed- 
ford County, Virginia. 

He was a delegate to the General Assembly from Lincoln 
County, Ky., in 1788; was first Registrar of the Kentucky 
Land Office from June 26, 1792, to 1798, and was a mem- 
ber of the Kentucky Legislature, from Franklin County, in 
1802. He seems to have been, at one period at least, a mer- 
chant, as he was taxed for a retail store in Franklin County, 
Ky., June, 1797. 


son of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born in 
Bedford County, Va. 

From the records of Christian County, Kentucky, it ap- 
pears that Young Ewing was thrice married. The name of 
his first wife is unknown ; by her he had a daughter, Polly 
B., who married Ephraim B. Davidson. His second wife 
was Winefred Warren, and his third, Evelina A. Jennings.' 
Whether he had other children by these subsequent marri- 
ages has not been ascertained. 

He was one of the three original Magistrates of Logan 
County, Ky., in 1792; was Justice of the Peace, Logan 
County 1794; member of the Kentucky Legislature from 
Logan County, 1795; one of the first Trustees of Newton 
Academy, established by the Kentucky Legislature, Dec. 22, 

^Deed Records of Christian County, Kentucky, and Perrin's History of 
Christian County. 


52 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Bkanches 

1798; member of the Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 
Christian County, 1799; an elder in the Cumberland Presby- 
tery in 1804; member of the Kentucky Legislature, 1800- 
1807; member of Kentucky State Senate, 1808-1816, 1819- 
1826; Presidential Elector 1824; and Colonel in the War of 

Contemplating the career of this distinguished man, we 
are led to recall what is said by a local historian, in referring 
to the Ewings : 

"One of the eras in the history of Logan County, Ken- 
tucky, is referred to as 'When the Ewings came and brought 
the law with them.'" 


son of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born in Bed- 
ford County, Virginia, about 1828; moved to Logan 
County, Kentucky, about 1796, and was a member of the 
Kentucky Legislature from Logan County, 1803, 1807, 1809, 
1811, 1814, 1816; was a soldier in the war of 1812. He 
moved to Cooper County, Missouri, about 1818-1819, where 
he lived until his death, being buried there in the Lebanon 
Cumberland Presbyterian graveyard. 

He married at Abingdon, Virginia, March i, 1787, Mary 
(Polly) Ewing, daughter of George Ewing. She died in 
Lafayette County, Missouri, September 18, 1832, and is 
buried about four miles west of Lexington, in the Ewing 
graveyard. Issue : 

(i) William Young Conn, born January 23, 1788; 
married (first) in Logan County, Kentucky, October 14, 
1 8 10, Ann Read (sister of Anthony Foster Read), who died 
in Logan County, Kentucky, April 12, 1812. Issue of first 
marriage : 

1ST. James Urban; married (first) Amanda S. Stapp, 
of Lafayette County, Missouri, and (second) Addie A. Wil- 
son of Lafayette County, Missouri. 

2ND. Sally Ann, died December 7, 1883; married Wm. 
H. Renick, of Lafayette County, Missouri. Issue: Eliza- 
beth Ann, married George W. Livisay; John Strother, 
married Rebecca Pullett ; James William, married Elizabeth 
Livisay; Columbus, married Clara Pullett; Mary Read, 
married David J. Moore ; Ephraim Foster, and Susan P. 

He (William Young Conn) married (second) October 

^Sketch by Dr. A. L. Butt, of Russellville, Kentucky. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cogxate Branche& 53 

22, 1840, Sallie D. Porter (Mrs. Sallie D. McKae). Issue 
of this second marriage : 

1ST. Mary M., married Robert R. Moore, of Lafayette 
County, Missouri. 

2ND. Pamela S., married F. L. Fishback. 

3RD. L. Jane, married Dr. W. W. Woodward, of La- 
fayette County, Missouri. 

(2) Baker \\'\, born January i, 1790. 

(3) Reuben A., born 1792, died Cooper County, Mis- 
souri, May, 1871, buried there at Lebanon; he moved to 
Cooper County, Missouri, in 1819- 1820; member of Mis- 
souri State Senate 1840- 1844; married 181 3, Mary (Polly) 
Hammond, who died 1875; buried at Lebanon. Issue: 

1ST. William Caldwell, born July 14, 18 14; died January 
20, 1882, at Eureka, Arkansas; went to Cooper County, 
Missouri, with his parents, in 1819; member of the Missouri 
Legislature, from Cooper County 1854-1855, 1879; married 
February 3, 1845, Lucretia Perry Corum, daughter of Henry 
Corum. Issue : Nine children, among them Oscar F., born 
May 8, 1854; married October 23, 1888, Sue W. Rodgers; 
Eva E., born November 22, 1859, married December 11, 
1885, Sterling P. Coe; William Henry Clay, born August 
5, 1864, married November 20, 1889, Celeste Stephens; 

2ND. Mary J. 

3RD. Jarvis H., born in Cooper County, Missouri, Oct- 
ober 26, 18 19; married Martha A. Marye September 10, 
1856; she was born July, 1836. Issue: Margaret S., Mary 
D., Nanny Lee, Reuben A., Ida F., Everett L., Nadine, 
Stella, Fanny Bell, married Emanuel Stephens, but died 
seven months after marriage. 

4TH. Margaret R., twin to Sally A. She married 
June 20, 1855, John H. Stephens. Issue: Sally E., married 
John W. Wheeler ; Anna R., married Robert L. Harrison, 
and three other daughters, Mattie, Gussie, and Clara Lin- 

The other children of Reuben A. Ewing and Mary 
(Polly) Hammond were Sally A., twin to Margaret R. ; 
Amanda F., married Dr. H. H. Miller; Robert Morrow; 
Finis v., and Job. 

(4) Nellie Caldwell, born September 9, 1793, died Jan- 
uary 18, 1857, Cooper County, Missouri, married Logan 
County, Kentucky, 181 1, Anthony Foster Read, born Nel- 

54 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

son County, Kentucky, December 30, 1788; died Cooper 
County, Missouri, October 3, 1845, and buried there, at 
Pleasant Green ; he was a member of the Kentucky Legisla- 
ture for many years, and was Sheriff of Todd County, Ken- 
tucky; they moved to Cooper County, Missouri, in 1826, 
and settled near the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 
Lebanon. He was a Judge of the Cooper County Court, 
1 831-1834; he was the son of John Read and Sally Foster, 
born December 29, 1766, aunt of Hon. Ephraim H. Foster, 
of Tennessee. His grandfather, John Read, came from 
London, England, in 1725, settled in Alexandria, Virginia, 
and married Nancy Sebastian, Spanish, a sister of Hon. 
Benjamin Sebastian, Governor of Louisiana. Issue : 

1ST. Sally Foster, born October 11, 1812, died Cooper 
County, Missouri, July 28, 1848, married Henry Rubey 
Foster, born March 4, 1803, died February 8, 1873. Issue: 
Amanda Ellen, born February 17, 1832, died July 3, 1851, 
unmarried; and Anthony Winston, born October 20, 1837, 
died September 11, 1865. 

2ND. Mary Elizabeth, born February 17, 1814, died 
Cooper County, Missouri, June 20, 1872, and buried there, 
at Pleasant Green; she married April 13, 1831, Anthony 
Smith Walker, born Bourbon County, Kentucky, November 
19, 1805, died at Pleasant Green, Cooper County, Missouri, 
September 26, 1863; his father, Winston Walker, was born 
in Henry County, Virginia, September 25, 1780, died Cooper 
County, Missouri, August 30, 1855, moved to Kentucky, 
and from there to Cooper County, Missouri, in 1826, mar- 
ried August 19, 1800, Polly Rubey, born Berkeley, Virginia, 
March 18, 1785, died June 13, 1872; his grandfather, 
Samuel Walker, was an only son, born, Virginia, March 
16, 1739, died Overton County, Tennessee, January 4, 1834, 
moved to North Carolina after close of Revolutionary War, 
married Nancy Smith. He, Anthony Smith Walker, was 
Assessor of Cooper County, 1835, Judge of the Cooper 
County Court, 1842, and member of Missouri Legislature, 
Cooper County, 1844-1860. Issue: James Henry, born 
April 8, 1832, married September 15, 1857, Belle West, of 
Kentucky; Addison Read, born January 6, 1834, died 
December 31, 1836; Mary Ellen, born September 23, 1836, 
married John L. Hickman ; Anthony Addison Winston, 
born April 15, 1839, married December 3, 1868, Margaret 
Tutt, had a daughter, Margaret ; John Read Samuel, born 

The Ewing Genealogy with Ccgnate Branches 55 

March i8, 1846, died January 1900, married October 13, 
1880, Alice Brevard Ewing (Robert, Finis, Ephraim 
Brevard), (q. v.) ; Sarah Florence, born June 29, 1849, died 
June 21, 1885, married Allen H. Conkwright. 

3RD. William E., born April 19, 1820, died January 23, 
1847, rnarried Caroline McQueen, daughter of Col. Mc- 
Queen, of Lafayette County, Missouri. 

4TH. Anthony James, born December 23, 1824, died 
July 25, 1876, married January 14, 1847, Evaline J. Ewing 
(Robert Chatham, Robert). Issue: Betty, married John 
Deckard; Nannie, Foster, Eva, married George Titsworth; 
Finis C, Sally, Blanche, Anthony James, and Katherine. 

(5 Polly Baker, born February 6, 1795, died Lafayette 
County, Missouri, buried in the Ewing graveyard, married 
Maj. Bryant Sanders, of Kentucky, buried with his wife. 
Issue, Mary J., Reuben E., Sidney C, and John W. 

(6) Nancy W., born January 12, 1797, married Kyrum 
Dunn, no issue. 

(7) Sidney R., born February 2, 1799, married Joshua 
Campbell, no issue. 

(8) George N. E., born February 22, 1801, married 
Lucinda Rubey, daughter of Thomas Rubey and Jane Car- 
son ; he, Thomas Rubey, was a brother of Polly Rubey, who 
married Winston Walker, they being, as we have seen, the 
parents of Anthony Smith Walker. Issue : 

1ST. Araminta. 

2ND. Milton, married 1859 Lucy Gordon (Robert, Sid- 
ney Ann, Nancy). Issue: George Gordon, married Ollie 
Crockett, and lived at last account in Nevada, Missouri ; 
Young, married Lizzie Taul ; William H., married Mary 
Prewitt ; Betty R., married Willis Merrill ; Martha married 
D. F. Woodward ; Lee Boyd, an attorney-at-law, married 
Edith Moore, and at last account lived in Nevada, Missouri ; 
Charles Milton. 

3RD. William H., married Mrs. Susan Jane Ewing Fort 
(Robert, Finis, Thompson McGready), (q. v.). 

(9) Jane J., born January 23, 1803, in Logan County, 
Kentucky, died in Cooper County, Missouri, and buried 
there at Pleasant Green, with her husband; she married 
September 6, 1821, William B. Rubey, born 1800, brother 
of Lucinda, who married Jane J.'s brother, George N. E. 
Ewing. Issue: Urban Ewing, George W., William H., 
Smith W., Francis M., Thomas, and Lavinia. 

56 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Bkanches 


son of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born in Bed- 
ford County, Virginia, 1766, died 1823. 

He was a member of the Kentucky Constitutional Con- 
vention, 1799, from Logan County; one of the Judges of the 
First Court of Quarter Sessions, Logan County, 1801 ; and 
Associate Justice of the First Circuit Court, 1803, and a 
member of the Kentucky Legislature, from Logan County, 
1822; he married about 1791, Frances C. Whitsett, daughter 
of William Whitsett and Ellen Menus. Issue : 

(i) James W., married Lucile Breathitt, daughter of 
Caldwell Breathitt (brother of Governor John Breathitt of 
Kentucky). Issue: Ellen, married and had children, 
Lucile and Cobie. 

(2) Young, died unmarried. 

(3) Mary, married Ephraim McLean. Issue: 

1ST. Sarah Ellen, married George Thomas Blakey, of 
Logan County, Kentucky. Issue : William, an attorney- 
at-law of Evansville, Indiana, married Carrie McDonald, of 
New Albany, Indiana; Lucile, married Dr. Thomas Whit- 
sett Blakey (her cousin) of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; a child, 
Sally George; Susan, married General Heard, of Washing- 
ton, Georgia; George Davidson, married Miss Heard, 
daughter of General Heard by former marriage. 

2ND. George Davidson, went to California, and became 
wealthy; he is supposed to have died November 4, 1897. 

(4) Elizabeth, married Andrew Jackson McLean, of 
Logan County, Kentucky. Issue : Two daughters, one of 
whom married Rev. J. S. Guider, a prominent Cumberland 
Presbyterian minister. 


son of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, was born in Bed- 
ford County, Virginia, in 1770, and died in Lafayette 
County, Missouri. 

He moved from Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, 
to Logan County, Kentucky, in 1796, and thence to Lafay- 
ette County, Missouri, in 1821, and lived there until his 
death, he and his wife both being buried in the Ewing grave- 
yard near his home. 

He was a leading elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church; married April 14, 1790, Elizabeth Campbell, born 
in Virginia, 1766, daughter of Moses Campbell. Issue: 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 57 

(i) Young, born January 1791, married Elizabeth 
Renick, daughter of Col. Henry Renick. 

(2) William, born September 23, 1792, died August 13, 
1813, unmarried. 

(3) Jane C, born February 25, 1795, married Rev. 
Green P. Rice, of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

(4) Calvin, born January 4, 1796, died January 2, 1798. 

(5) Robert, born February 20, 1798, married Elizabeth 
Campbell, daughter of Aaron Campbell and Grace William- 

(6) John D., born November 30, 1800, died and buried 
in Clay County, Missouri, married in Clay County, Missouri, 
Ruth Moore. Issue : Charles R., John D., Robert C, and 
Nettie C, married L. Arnold, and she died in 1881. 

(7) Chatham S., born November 30, 1800 (twin to John 
D.), married Mrs. Mary Anderson Ewing Kavanaugh 
(Robert, Finis). Issue: Willie A., married Charles Lee 
Ewing (Robert, Finis, Thompson McGready), (q. v.). 

(8) Mary (Polly), born October 13, 1802, married 
Robert Archie Renick. 

(9) Nellie W., born April 28, 1806, married Harvey 

( 10) Finis W., born November 30, 1809, having a daugh- 
ter by his marriage, Aletha Jane, who married Washington 
Perry Ewing (Robert, Finis), (q. v.). 




the twelfth child and youngest son of Robert and Mary 
(Baker) Ewing, was born in Bedford County, Virginia, 
July 10, 1773, died at Lexington, Missouri, July 4, 1841. 

He moved to what is now Tennessee, with his older 
brothers and sisters, after the death of their father, and 
settled about six miles north of Nashville, Davidson Coun- 
ty, near the Spring Hill Church ; removed to Logan County, 
Kentucky, in 1794, and settled about eight miles from 
Russellville, near the Red River Meeting House. Began 
preaching in 1800, and was ordained by the Cumberland 
Presbytery in November, 1803. The Cumberland Presby- 
tery seceded in December, 1809, and the Cumberland 
Presbyterian Church was organized February 10, 1810, by 
Finis Ewing, assisted by Samuel McAdoo, Samuel King and 
Ephraim McLean. 

He, Finis Ewing, removed to Christian (now Todd) 
County, Kentucky, about 1811-1812; lived at Ewingsville 
post office, was post master of Ewingsville, and had pas- 
toral charge of the Lebanon congregation. 

He left Kentucky for Missouri in May, 1820, settled in 
Cooper County, Missouri; established there Ewingsville 
post office, and was post master, and organized the New 
Lebanon congregation. 

He was appointed Registrar of the Land Office by Presi- 
dent Jackson in 1830, and held that office until 1841. 

He removed to Lafayette County, Missouri, in 1832, and 
settled first near Lexington, and in 1836 moved to Lexing- 
ton, where he lived until his death. 

His sermons have been published, and a biography has 
been written of him, entitled "Ewing, Rev. Finis E., one 
of the Fathers and Founders of the Cumberland Presby- 
terian Church." 

He married in Davidson County, Tennessee, January 15, 
1793, Margaret Davidson, born January 23, 1774, died 
December 12, 1868, daughter of General William Lee David- 
son, born 1746, and killed in the War of the Revolution, 
while serving as a General on the side of Independence, at 
the battle of Cowan's Ford on the Catawba River, February 
I, 1781. He had succeeded Griffith Rutherford in com- 


The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 59 

mand. ' Mary Brevard, wife of General William Davidson, 
and mother of Finis's wife, Margaret, was the daughter of 
John Brevard and his wife, nee McWhorter. An interesting 
biography has been written of General Davidson's wife, 
Mary Brevard, entitled "Aunt Peggy." 

Issue of the marriage of Finis Ewing and Margaret 
Davidson : 

(i) Winifred Warren, born August 23, 1794, died 
Cooper County, Missouri, June, 1838; married February 28, 
1822, Cooper County, Missouri, Henry Magrada Rubey, 
born January 27, 1798, died July 3, 1876. Issue: 

1ST. Mary Angeline, born December 3, 1822, died Sep- 
tember 14, 1896, married October 31, 1845, Rev. Peter Rea 
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church ; children : Ann 
Winifred, Caroline Frances, married Professor T. W. 
Johnston, of Booneville, Missouri; Joseph Henry; Mary 
Harrison, and Robert. 

2ND. Margaret Jane, born August 16, 1824, died Nov- 
ember 3, 1875, married Charles Bohannon; children: 
Charles, went to California soon after Civil War, and Alice, 
married Mr. Fowler of Pettis County, Missouri. 

3RD. Pamela McLean, born October i, 1826, married 
Rev. James Martin of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 
Marshall, Missouri; child, Minnie, married October 31, 
1893, Rev. G. B. Beatty, of the Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church, Westport, Kansas City, Missouri. 

4TH. Thomas Lee, born November 18, 1828, died in 

5TH. Virginia, born November 12, 1832, married Wil- 
liam Corum. 

(2) William Lee Davidson, born in Logan County, 
Kentucky, March i, 1796, died in Springfield, 111., March 
25, 1846; he removed to Illinois about 1818, while it was 
yet a territory ; was appointed Receiver of public moneys 
for Vandalia District by President Monroe, February 11, 
1825; member of Illinois Legislature, Fayette County, 1831 ; 
elected Speaker of the House; Major of the Spy Battalion, 
3rd Brigade, Illinois Troops, in the Black Hawk War of 
1832; member of Illinois State Senate, 1832; elected Presi- 
dent of the Senate. 

He became acting Governor of Illinois November 15 to 

'Arthur's Western North Carolina, pages 151-152; Wheeler's History of 
North Carolina, Volume 11, pages 232-233; Moore's History of North Carolina, 
Volume 1, page 305. 

60 The Ewing Genealogy with Cohnate Brancuec! 

December 9, 1834, on resignation of Governor John Rey- 

He was elected to the United States Senate December 
29, 1835, to March 4, 1837, to fill vacancy caused by the 
death of Honorable Elisha K. Kane. 

He was a member of the Illinois Legislature, Fayette 
County, 1840, elected Speaker of the House; was a General 
in the Illionois State Militia ; elected State Auditor by the 
Illinois Legislature March 6, 1843, re-elected February 18, 
1845, si^<^ died in office. 

He married May 3, 1827, Caroline S. Berry, died Sep- 
tember 17, 1883, daughter of Colonel Elisha Berry, State 
Auditor of Illinois, and prominent in early Illinois affairs. 
Issue : 

1ST. James Thompson, born March 16, 1828, died Jan- 
uary 4, 1869, unmarried. 

2ND. Margaret Mildred, born Fayette County, Illinois, 
November 16, 1830, married May 24, 1849, Michael Gun- 
daker Dale. Issue: Ewing (M. D.), born March 6, 1850, 
died unmarried; Emma Berry, born July 26, 1851, died in 
childhood; James B., born July 6, 1853, of Edwardsville, 
Illinois, married January 23, 1887, Rebecca Lee Evans, a 
child Douglas, born February 29, 1892; Carrie May, born 
May 25, 1855, died April, 1871 ; Anna, born June 3, 1858, 
died in childhood; Charles Stapp, born July 2, 1867, died 
1904, St. Louis, Missouri, married 1895, Elba Stilwell ; Lee 
Ewing, born August 3, 1872, of St. Louis, Missouri, mar- 
ried and had child, E. Ewing; Samuel G., born August 25, 
1877, died February 1905, unmarried. 

3RD. Elijah Finis, born November 21, 1832, died in in- 

4TH. Charles Edgar, born July 18, 1837, died in infancy. 

5TH. Alice Caroline, born August 31, 1839, died in in- 

6th. Jessie Marion, born Fayette County, Illinois, Sep- 
tember 22, 1842, married June 4, 1868, Granville Malcolm 
Cole, of Kansas City, Missouri, born Ashtabula County, 
Ohio, November 20, 1834, died Kansas City, Missouri, Aug- 
ust 27, 1909. Issue : 

(a) Dale Stapp, born June 25, 1869, died December 6, 

(b) Caroline Marie, of Kansas City, Missouri. 

(c) Jessie Mildred, married January 1900, James T. 
Kelly, died January 26, 191 1. Children: Ewing Cole, born 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 61 

December 19, 1900; Katherine Louise, born December 18, 
1902; Caroline Mildred, born March 28, 1906; James Dan- 
iel, born September 12, 1908. 

(d) Clement King, born October 16, 1874; married 
November 1905, Frankie Hyder; child, Clement King. 

(e) Lynette, born June 15, 1876, died 1905, unmarried. 

(f) Louise, born August 25, 1878, died January 23, 


(g) Granville Malcolm, born May 18, 1880, of Kansas 

City, Missouri. 

(h) Margaret, born November 8, 1881, of Eugene, 
Oregon, married October 16, 1909, Emmet Joseph Mont- 
gomery Finneran. 

(i) Edward Ewing, born January i, 1884, of Kansas 
City, Missouri, married October 9, 1907, Emily Barzen; 
child, Ewing Barzen, born September 12, 1909. 

(3) Thompson McGready, born Logan County, Ken- 
tucky, June 15, 1798; died February 20, 1871, removed to 
Christian (now Todd) County, Kentucky, with his parents 
about 1811-1812; member of the Kentucky Legislature, 
Todd County, 1827-1828; Presidential Elector, Kentucky, 
1832; moved to Missouri, settled in Lafayette County, and 
was a member of the Missouri Constitutional Convention 
of 1845. 

He married (i) September 18, 1819, Mary Pettis 
Barron, born in Virginia, 1804, died in Todd County, Ken- 
aucky, 1833. Issue : 

1ST. Susan Jane, born Todd County, Kentucky, July 8, 
1821, died Roswell, New Mexico, September 10, 1890; 
married (i) Todd County, Kentucky, 1838, Washington 
Fort, who died in 1840. Lssue of this marriage, one child, 
Mary D., born August 6, 1839, married 1858, C. Benjamin 
Russell, of Robinson County, Tennessee. Their issue : Wil- 
liam H., born February 18, i860, married at Whitesboro, 
Texas, March 12, 1884, Ella Kelly. Their children: Ben- 
jamin Kelly, born September 29, 1889; James C, born June 
21, 1890, died May 21, 1892, and Lawson, born October 
18, 1892; Fort, born January 26 1862, died December 3, 
1862; C. Benjamin, born January 16, 1864, died March 7, 
1864; Dora Myrtle, born January 11, 1866, married August 
20, 1890, James B. Lockbridge, of Kansas City Missouri; 
Mamie, born August 2j, 1872, married December 2(i, 1892, 
M. J. Bowen, of Wilmington, Delaware; Daisy Ewing, born 
March 6, 1875; Fannie, born December 20, 1877. 

62 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Bbanches 

Susan Jane Ewing married (second) William H Ewing 
(Robert, Urban, George N. E.) of Lexington, Missouri. 
Issue of this marriage : 

(a) Medora, born October ii, 1842; married March 
28, 1861, James H. Catron, of Lexington, Missouri. Issue: 
Bedie, born March 13, 1862, married 1885, E. K. Bradley 
of Nebraska City, Nebraska; child, Henry C, born 1893; a 
son (M. E.) born December 6, 1866, married July 21, 1891, 
Mary W. Lawton, of Nebraska City, Nebraska; a child (J. 
H.) born March 2, 1872. 

(b) Betty G., born April 13, 1849; married March 21, 
1866, Charles W. Haines, of Liberty, Missouri. Issue : Jen- 
nie B., born January 6, 1867; married March 22, 1888, W. 
C. Burris, of Windsor, Missouri. Children : Mildred, born 
March 21, 1889, died February 7, 1890; D. Haines, born 
October 20, 1891, and Katherine, born January 11, 1894; 
Mittie S., born July i, 1869, died February 9, 1872; Dola 
E., born December 29, 1873; Ewing, born September 28, 
1876, died October 31, 1877; William H., born July 24, 
1878, died July 27, 1882; Mamie B., born November 6, 

(c) Thompson McGready, born i860, died in infancy. 
2ND. Albert Barron, born January' 23, 1824, died 1850, 

in California ; unmarried. 

3RD. Pamela Margaret, born Todd County, Kentucky, 
November 9, 1825; died Danville, Kentucky, March 13, 
1879; married Lafayette County, Missouri, June 18, 1845, 
Charles E. Bowman, of Danville, Kentucky. 

Issue: Mary G., born 1846, died in infancy; Sally An- 
nette, born 1848; Georgette Ewing, bom 1852; Wilmoth 
Wallace, born 1856; Charles Ewing, born 1859, died 1896, 
St. Louis, Missouri; unmarried. 

4TH. Charles Lee, born Todd County, Kentucky, May 

10, 1827; removed with his parents to Lafayette County, 
Missouri; married Lafayette County, Missouri, December 
6, 1 85 1, Willie A. Ewing (Robert Chatham, Chatham S.). 
Issue : 

(a) Sonoma D., born October i, 1854, died February 20, 

(b) Chatham H., born September 6, 1858; died May 
28, 1859. 

(c) Mary Susan, born July 18, i860; married November 

11, 1883, Chatham E. Prather, of Lafayette County, Mis- 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 63 

souri; children: Albert Ewing, born September i, 1884; 
Henry Lee, born October 10, 1886; John L., born January 
17, 1888; Willie T., born April 17, 1891. 

(d) Charles Lee, born March 17, 1866. 

5TH. Theodore Thompson, born March 11, 1829; died 
1855, in Central America. 

6th. Mary Barron, born Todd County, Kentucky, Oct- 
ober 6, 1831; died Nappa, California, May 1881 ; married 
December 6, 1853, Judge William C. Wallace, of Nappa, 
California; died 1895. Issue, William C, born 1858; Belle, 
born 1862, and Lee Ewing, born 1864, all in California. 

He, Thompson McGready Ewing, married (second), on 
April 6, 1836, Mrs. Piety D. Greenfield, who died in Ken- 
tucky, 1840. Issue of this marriage : 

1ST. Finis, born August 30, 1837, Todd County, Ken- 
tucky, and removed with his parents to Lafayette County, 

He married (first) October 14, 1858, Mrs. Delinia Wim- 
berly of Montgomery County, Tennessee, died April 6, 1867. 
Issue : 

(a) Ella D., born September 7, 1859; married February 
7, 1878, Thomas C. Mimms; children: Sallie D., born Dec- 
ember 9, 1878; Thomas C, born March 19, 1883; Maude, 
born August 1886, died in infancy; George D., born January 
16, 1889. 

(b) Maude, born 1861 ; died August, 1863. 

(c) A son, name not known, died in infancy. 

He, Finis Ewing, son of Thompson McGready Ewing, 
married (second) February 8, 1870, a lady, surnamed Polk, 
of Tennessee. Issue:' Bowman C, born July 7, 1871 ; 
Finis J., born April 28, 1874; Bessie May, born September 
6, 1876, died October 7, 1882; Maude, born August 5, 1879; 
Polk T., born April 19, 1883 ; Robert Lee, born June 4, 
1885; May D., born June 28, 1890. 

2ND. Piety Fort, born March 6, 1840; died August 18, 

He, Thompson McGready Ewing, married (third) in 
Lafayette County, Missouri, February 3, 1842, Anne Marie 
Windsor. Issue of this marriage : 

1ST. Isadora Windsor, born Lafayette County, Mis- 
souri, April 12, 1843; di^d Lexington, Missouri, June, 1882; 
married Lexington, Missouri, December 1862, John E. 
Burden, of Lexington, Missouri. Issue: 

64 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Bbanches 

(a) Eugene M., born October, 1863; died 1868. 

(b) Eldridge, born January, 1865. 

(c) Charles Triplett, born 1867; died 1869. 

(d) Anna Patti, born 1870; married 1893, Thomas J. 
Burgess of St. Joseph, Missouri; child: Irene Patti, born 

(e) Isadora Maude, born 1873. 

2ND. Eugene M., born December 21, 1845; ^i^^ un- 

3RD. Arnold Thomas, born July 20, 1847; ^i^d June, 
1882, at Lexington, Missouri. 

4TH. Thompson McGready, born July 15, 1849; married 
1884, Alice G. Hill, of Nappa, California; died 1884. 

5TH. Henr}' B., born June 21, 1851. 

6th. Maria P., born Lafayette County, Missouri, July 
27, 1853; married February 19, 1884, Charles W. Sullivan, 
and lived near Garden City, Cass County, Missouri. Issue : 
Anna M., born December 1885; died August 1886; Edgar 
H., born February 10, 1887; Bessie, born July 7, 1889; 
Willie, born December 15, 1891. 

7TH. Betty R., born July 17, 1855; married January 10, 
1895, James M. Warren, of Warrensburg, Missouri. 

8th. Ida M., born June 15, 1857. 

9TH. Lee Davidson, born February 18, 1859; died 1909; 
married October, 1893, Jessie Warmack, of Clarksville, 
Tennessee. They are understood to have had two sons. 

(4) Polly, born September 15, 1800; died October 9, 

(5) Dovey Bryan, born September 13, 1801 ; died 
October 27, 1802. 

(6) Baxter McGee, born September 9, 1803; died 
August 16, 1822. 

(7) Mary Anderson, born Logan County, Kentucky, 
June 25, 1805; married (first) July 11, 1821, Archibald 
Kavanaugh ; died September 1837. Issue : 

1ST. Baxter, who married and had a daughter, Fanny; 
he died in Ray County, Missouri, and she moved to Califor- 

2ND. Anna, married (first) Dr. Diggs, of Lexington, 
Missouri, and (second) Rev. Dr. C. A. Davis, of Memphis, 
Tennessee, of which union were born a daughter, Molly, and 
two sons. 

3RD. Finis (M. D.), was a surgeon in the Confederate 
States Army, and afterwards died in Mexico. 

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4TH. Pamela, died in New Mexico; she married Reuben 
Letton. Issue, two sons. Buck and Archibald. 

She, Mary Anderson Ewing, married (second) Chatham 
S. Ewing (Robert, Chatham). Issue, see Chatham S. Ewing, 

(8) Margaret Davidson, born Logan County, Kentucky, 
July 28, 1807, died September, 1897; married Cooper Coun- 
ty, Missouri, December 13, 1826, Rev. Robert Sloan of the 
Cumberland Presbyterian Church; he was born May 11, 
1801 ; died May 27, 1868, and was a son of Alexander 
Sloan, who came to Cooper County, Missouri, about 1819- 
1820. Issue: 

1ST. Alfred Baxter, born September 24, 1827; M. D. ; 
lived Kansas City, Missouri; married December 20, 1855, 
Mary A. Railey. Issue : 

(a) Charles Clarence, born October 18, 1856; married 
November 27, 1878, Mary Townsend Addams; children: 
Edith Terrill, born October 16, 1879; Helen, born March 
]6. 1881 ; died June, 1881, and Earl Bodgess, born December 
9, 1884. 

(b) Sally Lee Davidson, born April 3, 1859; lived Kan- 
sas City, Missouri; married May 11, 1881, William Rankin 
Hogsett; child: William Sloan, born September 29, T883. 

(c) Robert Tarlton, born March 30, 1861 ; M. D. ; lived 
Kansas City, Missouri; married May 25, 1887, Carrie R. 
Parks; child: Mary Roberta, born May 17, 1888. 

(d) Rowland Bodgess, born December 29, 1866. 

(e) Alfred McGready, born July 10, 1870. 

(f) Alice Patton, born December 3, 1875; married Wil- 
liam Smallwood. 

2ND. Frances Kavanaugh, born September 16, 1829; 
married January 14, 1847, Greenup J. Jones. Issue : 

(a) William Stone, born October 5, 1847. He married 
(first) October 9, 1870, Mary Depp; died May 15, 1884. 
Issue: Walter Lee, born November 15, 1872; Jessie 
Frances, born August 23, 1874; married June 6. 1896, 
Louis Dougherty; Harry, born April 2, 1876; Mary D.. 
born May 7, 1884. He married (second) August 18, 1885, 
Eva C. Smoot. 

(b) Robert Lewis, born January 28, 1850; married 
January 18, 1872, Louisa Columbia Snider. Issue, Mary 
Edith, born January 8, 1873; married October 9, 1893, 
Charles Rarick ; Children: Hazel Ewing, born June 3. 1894; 
died April 30, 1895, and Charles De Leon,, born September 

66 The Ewing Genealogit with Cognate Branches 

9, 1896; Fanny Marilla, born May 14, 1878; Charles Clin- 
ton, bom December 11, 1881 ; William Snider, born August 

5, 1886; Robert Sloan, bom October 15, 1889. 

(c) Alfred Price, born January 29, 1852; died Septem- 
ber 29, 1872. 

(d) Porter McClanahan, born January 3, 1854. 

(e) Alexander McGready, born April 2y, 1856; married 
May 21, 1895, Lizzie Walker. Issue: Mary Frances, born 
September 5, 1896. 

(f) Lizzie M., born April 8, 1858; married November 

6, 1879, Reuben K. Johnson. Issue: Alfred Givens, born 
August 21, 1880; John Wornald, born July 22, 1883; died 
November 11, 1886; Finis Ewing, born July 16, 1886; Fan- 
nie Kesiah, born March 7, 1888, 

(g) Charles Lee, born June 29, i860; married June 6, 
1886, Ella Stewart. Issue: Raymond Stewart, July 29, 
1889; died October 6, 1895. 

(h) Mary Katherine, born June 15, 1866; died Decem- 
ber 6, 1896; married August 3, 1887, William T. Longshore. 
Issue: Jones William, born July 17, 1892; Mary Lillian, 
born July 17, 1892. 

(i) Edwin Franklin, born December 17, 1868. 

(j) James Bryant, born April 5, 1871. 

(k) Clarence Givens, born May 18, 1873; died March 
18, 1893. 

(1) Claude Emmet, born February i, 1875. 

3RD. Ewing McGready, born August 10, 1831, died St. 
Louis, Missouri, February 3, 1906; married November 6, 
1856, Helen Chew. Issue: 

(a) Katherine L. 

(b) Mary L., married David Humphreys. Issue: Ew- 
ing L. and David. 

(c) Roberta L., married Willard Oliver. Issue: Wil- 

(d) Frances L., married Charles P. J. Bryant, of Kan- 
sas City, Missouri. 

(e) Helen Chew, married William W. Keyser. 

(f) Ewing D. 

4TH. Katherine Winifred, born October 13, 1833; died 
August 12, 1867; married January 13, 1852, Silas Price 
Keller. Issue : 

(a) Mary Bartriff, born Febmary 18, 1853; married 
October 8, 1879, Allen Glenn. Issue: Hugh Gibson, bom 
February 13, 1881 ; Price Keller, born September 7, 1882; 

The Ewing Gene.\xogy with Cognate Branches 67 

Mary Elizabeth, born April 22, 1884; Allen Bristol, born 
December 25, 1885; Margaret, born and died December 13, 
1887, "Winifred Sloan, born February 3, 1889; Robert 
Charles, born April 8, 1891 ; Ewing Suggett, born April 16, 
1893; Helen Brown, born August 18, 1895. 

(b) Fannie, born December 24, 1854. She married 
(first) October 9, 1878, Sumner C. Bristol; died September 
13, 1884. Issue: Katherine Curtis, born August 9, 1879, 
and Helen Glenn, born May 21, 1883; died January 6, 1885. 
She married (second) Franklin Lee Miller, of Kansas City, 
Missouri; no issue. 

(c) Jennie, born June 29, 1857; died May 29, 1864. 

(d) Helen Campbell, born November 3, 1859; married 
June 3, 1891, William Bailey Upton. Issue: William Bailey, 
born March 15, 1892; Mary Frances, born February 22, 
1894; died October 7, 1895. 

(e) Charles Price, born May 27, 1862; married Septem- 
ber 25, 1890, Maude Irwin. Issue, Margaret McLellan, 
born November 29, 1891 ; Helen Davis, born September 
16 1896. 

(f) Robert William, born January 30, 1865; died June 
10, 1894. 

(g) Katherine Sloan, born June 26, 1867; died May 3, 

5TH. Alexander Thompson, born February 18, 1836; 
married Mary McClanahan, February 7, 1871. Issue: 
Harriet Lee, born June 25, 1872, died November 5, 1879; 
Margaret C, born October 25, 1874, and Charles W., born 
April 16. 1876. 

6th. Robert Lee, born July 18, 1838; died November 
ro, 1885; married February, 1873, Anna Wood; died July 
1885 ; no issue. 

7TH. Finis Ewing, born December 23, 1840; died Feb- 
ruary 21, 1851. 

8th. Charles W., born December 24, 1842, at Harrison- 
ville, Missouri. He married (first) April 8, 1875, Alice 
Patton ; died December 10, 1875; no issue. He married 
(second) January 28, 1880, Jennie Todd. Issue: 

(a) Florence Ewing, born May 10, 1881 ; married 
December 20, 1900, Harry Scott Vaughn, of Nashville, 
Tennessee. Issue: William Scott, born December 8, 
1902; Charles Sloan, born October 31, 1904; Houghton 
Davidson, born August 12, 1907. 

(b) Helen Todd, born July 13, 1885. 

68 The Ewing Genkalogy with Cognate Branches 

9TH. Margaret Pamela, born February ii, 1845; died 
December 18, 1866; married August 20, 1865, William L. 
Yantis; no issue. 

lOTH. Mary Phoebe, born September 6, 1847; died 
August 5, 1849. 

iiTH. Ephraim Perry, born February 19, 1850; died 
December 24, 1879; married November 25, 1874, Ada 
Hunter. Issue: Ephraim Hunter, born January 8, 1876, 
and Lee Roman, born October 6, 1878. 

I2TH. James Finis, born February 7, 1852; died October 
15, 1852. 

(9) Pamela Jane, bom Logan County, Kentucky, 
August 4, 1809; died in Austin, Texas, 1881 ; she married 
(first) James W. Read, of Danville, Kentucky; died Febru- 
ary 6, 1829. Issue : 

1ST. Mary, married Robert Mitchell Forbes; born in 
Virginia, afterwards of Port Lavaca, Texas. Children : 

(a) Fannie, married W. G. Sterrett, of Dallas, Texas. 

(b) Alice, widow of W. J. Townsend, of Dallas, Texas. 

(c) Jeannette, married W. A. Blackwell, of Cuero, 

(d) Robert Ewing, living in State of Washington. 

(e) Maggie, married Otto Staerker, of Cuero, Texas. 

(f) Richard, of St. Joseph, Missouri. 

Pamela Jane married (second) in 1830, Horsely Rea, 
born 1804; died December 7, 1849. 

2ND. Carrie, a daughter of this union, was born in 
Booneville, Missouri, May 13, 1836; married November 16, 
1854, at Lavaca, Texas, George Preston Finlay, who be- 
came a prominent and distinguished lawyer of Texas, and 
was an orator of great force and eloquence; he was born 
November 16, 1829, in Augusta, Perry County, Mississippi, 
and died March 24, 191 1, being buried in Austin, Texas. 
Issue : 

(a) Julia Howard, born August 27, 1855; married May 
17, 1881, Hart H. Settle, of Galveston, Texas. Issue: 

(aa) Julia Finlay, born July 29, 1882; married May 
2.2, 1907, Robert Lawson Pierce; children: Julia Settle, 
born June 25, 1908, and Elizabeth Lawson, born May 
17, 1910. 
(bb) George Finlay, born January 4, 1885. 

(b) Quitman, born July 21, 1865; married November 
6, 1889, Alice Josephine Downs, of Waco, Texas. Child: 
Alice Dorothy, born January 31, 1897. 

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(c) Virgilia Octavia, born March 12, 1870; married 
February 26, 1895, David Edw. Simmons, a lawyer of 
distinction, who was Assistant Attorney General of Texas, 
and later U. S. District Attorney for the Southern District 
of Texas. Children : 

(aa) George Finlay, born October 25, 1895, who was 
Second Lieutenant Adjutant of the Medical Corps in 
the War with Germany, and 

(bb) David Andrew, born May 31, 1897, who was 
Second Lieutenant of the air service in that war. 

(10) Finis Young, born in Kentucky, October 19, 181 1 ; 
died May 12, 1891 ; married Jane T. Price. Issue: 

1ST. Anna, married Benjamin Newsom. Issue: 

(a) Emma, married Joseph D. Sheppard. Issue: Lucy, 
Benjamin N., Joseph D. 

(b) Rush Elmore. 

(c) Carrie C, married Paul Harding. Issue: Paul, 
died in infancy. 

(d) Grace, married twice (first), George Miller Clarke. 
Issue : George Miller. 

2ND. Carrie A., married John D. Clayton. 
3RD. William Lee Davidson, married Lizzie Ballantine. 
Issue : Willie, died in infancy. 
4TH. Finette. died in infancy. 
5TH. Katherine, died unmarried. 
6th. Emma, died in infancy. 
7TH. Charles, married Dora Hall. 

(11) Washington Perry, born March 16, 1814; died 
June, 1867; married December 18, 1834, Aletha Jane Ewing 
(Robert, Chatham. Finis W.). Issue: 

1ST. Aletha Olivia, married Frank W. Shattuck, lived 
in California. Issue : Arthur Ewing; William Finis, married 
Millie Camm, child Paul ; Rena ; Frank Olivia ; Mattie 
Newell; Aletha Lee, married Henry Ellsworth. Children: 
Arthur Shattuck, Olivia, Rena, and Mildred Aletha. 

2ND. Lee Davidson, died in infancy. 

3RD. Mary Henrietta, died St. Louis, Missouri, 1866, of 
cholera ; married David K. Newell. Issue : a daughter. Bet- 
tie, married Robert A. Barr. Child : Aletha Mary. 

4TH. Finis Young, of Vernon County, Missouri. He 
married (first) Mattie Davis. Children: Finis Lee and 
Mattie Olivia. He married (second) Anna Phillippy. 
Children, besides one who died in infancy ; Jane Elizabeth, 
Anna Washington, and Arthur Washington. 

70 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

5TH. Washington Perry, married (first) Roberta Kava- 
naugh. Issue: Carrie Kavanaugh. He married (second) 
Hattie Rees. Issue: William Rees, Mary Emma, Frank 
Finis, and Bessie. 

6th. Lee Davidson, was a practicing physician, lived in 
Texas ; married Bettie Harris. Issue : Delmar Harris, mar- 
ried Nannie Gordon Drake; Finis Waldo; Duke; Lee Bre- 
vard ; Forest Otha. 

(12) Robert Chatham Donnell, born in Todd County, 
Kentucky, March 16, 1816; married November 9, 1841, 
Maria L. Harris. Issue : Ella Harris, married J. C. Robin- 
son. Children : Roberta, Norma, Aubrey E., Wirt J., and 
Irene F. ; Roberta M., married John E. McCormick; Clar- 
ence O. ; Norma D., married W. F. Chadwick; Minnie R., 
died in infancy; Finette W., died in infancy; Mary A., died 
in infancy; Robert Finis, died unmarried. 

(13) Ephraim Brevard (Barnett), born Todd County, 
Kentucky, May 16, 1819; died in Missouri June 21, 1873, 
of brain fever; moved to Cooper County, Missouri, with his 
parents in May, 1820, and thence to Lafayette County, 
Missouri, in 1832; attended Cumberland College, Prince- 
ton, Kentucky ; studied law in private law school of Judge 
Buckner, St. Louis, Missouri ; completed his law studies in 
the office of his brother, Robert Chatham Donnell, in Rich- 
mond, Missouri; admitted to the bar, Richmond, Missouri, 
1842, and immediately formed a partnership with his said 

He was Secretary of the Missouri State Senate, 1846; 
member of the Missouri Legislature, from Ray County, 
1848; Presidential Elector the same year; appointed Secre- 
tary of State, Missouri, April 7, 1849, and served to 1852; 
was elected Attorney General of Missouri August, 1856; 
elected to Missouri Supreme Court, August, 1859, office 
vacated by Convention of 1861. 

He resumed the practice of the law in Jefferson City, 
Missouri, in the autumn of 1861 ; moved to St. Louis, Mis- 
souri, in 1864, and there continued his law practice; was 
elected Circuit Judge, St. Louis, Missouri, and was elected 
to Missouri Supreme Court, November, 1872. for eight 
years, dying in office.' 

He married, Ray County, Missouri, June 4, 1845; Ehza- 

>The Green Bag, Oct., 1899, containing his biography by Judge Charles W. Sloan; 

Phelan's Hist, of Tenn., pp. 135, 224; 51-53 Mo Repts.; Biogra- 
phy of Finis Ewing, entitled "Ewing, Rev. Finis E., one of the Fa- 
thers and Founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church." 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 71 

beth Ann Allen, died Jefferson City, Missouri, daughter of 
Dr. Thomas Allen and Nancy Watkins, said Nancy a daugh- 
ter of Col. Thomas Watkins and his wife, Elizabeth A. 
Venable, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Woodson 
Venable, and grand daughter of Abraham and Martha 
Davis Venable, of Virginia. Issue : 

1ST. Anna, born Richmond, Missouri, March 29, 1846; 
died Washington, D. C, January 6, 1894; she was a very 
brilliant and accomplished woman. On July 23, 1873, she 
married Francis Marion Cockrell, a distinguished leader, 
born October i, 1834, son of Joseph Cockrell and Nancy 
Ellis, of Johnson Co., IMissouri; he was a Brigadier General, 
C. S. A.; U. S. Senator from Missouri, 1875-1905; was 
Interstate Commerce Commissioner to relocate the boundary 
lines between Texas and New Mexico. Issue : 

(a) Ewing, born May 28, 1874; an attorney at law, 
abode, Warrensburg, Missouri ; graduate of Harvard, A. B,, 
University of Virginia, LL. B., Columbia University, A. M. ; 
prosecuting attorney of Johnson County, Missouri, 1902- 
1910; married Staunton, Virginia, June 3, 1896, Leacy 
Peachy Williams, daughter of Leroy Eustace Williams and 
Flora McDonald of Virginia. Issue : Anna Ewing, born 
June 22, 1898; Flora McDonald, born June 14, 1900; 
Francis Marion, born December 14, 1906; Eustace Williams, 
born November 5, 1909. 

(b) Marion, born August 3, 1875, abode Norwich, Con- 
necticut; married Februar}^ 14, 1903, Edson Fessenden 
Gallaudet, a graduate of Yale. Issue : Francis Cockrell, 
bom April 14, 1904; Marion Cockrell, born Februar}' 10, 
1907, and a child Denise. 

(c) Francis Marion, born Januarys 17, 1877; attended 
Columbian University, Washington, D. C. ; married Nov- 
ember 5, 1902, jMiller Pope, born February 6, 1879; daugh- 
ter of W. S. Pope and Lucy Miller, of Jefferson City, 
Missouri. He is a leading business man, of enterprising 
capacity, and has been engaged in discharge of the active 
duties of president of the Cockrell Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 
operating at Gramercy, Louisiana, with his headquarters in 
Louisville, Kentucky. 

(d) Ephraim Brevard, born May 7, 1881 ; married St. 
Louis, Missouri. Hazel Hogan. 

(e) Allen Vardaman. born January 22, 1883, married 
Mrs. Frances Elliot Reed. 

72 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

(f) Anna Ewing, born May 26, 1884; abode Athens, 
Greece; married July, 191 1, Lambros A. Coromilas. 

2ND. Alice Brevard, born 1847-1848, Richmond, Mis- 
souri; died January 10, 1914; married Jefferson City, Mis- 
souri, October 13, 1880, John Read Samuel Walker (Robert, 
Urban, Nellie Caldwell, Mary Elizabeth), born March 18, 
1846; died January, 1900, a man of marked prominence, 
who attended Yale, was admitted to the bar at Booneville, 
Missouri, a member of the Missouri Legislature, from Coop- 
er County; U. S. District Attorney for Western District of 
Missouri, removing after his appointment as such to Kan- 
sas City, Missouri, where he lived until his death. Issue; 
Alice Brevard, bom July 29, 1881, died 1897; John Read, 
born December 31, 1882; Ewing Anthony, born December 
16, 1885; Ephraim Brevard, born November 17, 1893. She 
(Alice Brevard Ewing W^alker) was a woman of dis- 
tinguished and remarkable ability, of not only State but 
National fame. She was Vice President General and Hon- 
orary Vice President General of the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, and a lifesized por- 
trait of her is hung in the Continental Memorial Hall, Wash- 
ington, D. C. She was possessed of much oratorical ability ; 
was the chosen speaker on "Daughters' Day" at the Lou- 
isiana Purchase Exposition, and at the Jamestown Exposi- 
tion, and once before a Committee of the United States 
Senate. She had served as President for the Daughters of 
the Confederacy and the Women's Christian Temperance 
Union, and was the organizer of the Round Table Club of 
Jefferson City, being the first study club of Missouri. At 
the time of her death, she was Honorary member of the 
Booneville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution ; Honorary member of the .Stonewall Jackson Chap- 
ter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy ; Honorary 
member of the Old Men's Association ; a Charter member 
of the 19th Century Club; a member of the Kansas City 
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ; Vice- 
President General for life of the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of 
the Missouri Valley Historical Society.' 

3RD. Henry Watkins, born Richmond, Missouri, July 4, 
1849; died Battle Creek, Michigan, September i, 1898; was 
educated in the public schools of St. Louis, Missouri, grad- 

' Resolutions of the Kansas City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Rev* 
olution, adopted Jan. 19, 1914 


The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 73 

uating from the High School with the highest honors ; he 
was graduated from the Missouri State University, 1872, 
B. A., winning orator's medal. He was elected Clerk of the 
Missouri Supreme Court in 1873, after the death of his 
father, and served until 1891, declining re-election. In 1884, 
he purchased a controlling interest in the Tribune Printing 
Office, of Jefferson City, Missouri, and was editor of the 
Tribune until his death; he was president of the Missouri 
Press Association, 1896-1897; was a charter member of the 
Missouri Society, Sons of the Revolution, and on the first 
Board of Managers ; also a member of the Society of Colon- 
ial Wars. He married, Jefferson City, Missouri, Mattic 
Chappell. Children: Mary, Clay, Jack, and Dorothy; last 
named born January 1894. 

4TH. Margaret, married in 1877, John Cabell Wilkin- 
son, born December 13, 1846; son Jane Browder Cabell, 
born July 14, 1823, died January 21, 1849, and Thomas 
Parks Wilkinson, a lawyer. He, John Cabell Wilkinson, 
served in the C. S. A., and afterwards was prominently 
connected with the Hargadine-McKittrick Dry Goods Com- 
pany, in St. Louis, Missouri. Issue of this marriage : Mar- 
garet, William Tudor, Jane Alice, John Cabell, Elizabeth 
Allen (dead), Florence Ewing and Dorothy Brevard. 



ewing; his birth, career, marriage and 

robert ewing ii 
son of Robert Ewing I and Mary Baker, {q. v.), was bom 
in Bedford County, Virginia, 1760, died in Logan County, 
Kentucky, July 14, 1832; buried in the old Red River 
Churchyard, about five miles northeast of Adairville, Ken- 

He was one of the signers of the petition of the Peaks 
of Otter Presbyterian Church, Bedford County, Virginia, 
May, 1774, to the General Assembly of Virginia. 

He was a soldier in the War of the Revolution. 

He moved to Davidson County, Tennessee, then North 
Carolina, in 1784; was a member of the North Carolina 
Legislature from Davidson County, 1 787-1 789, and was a 
member of the North Carolina Convention of 1789 for 
adoption of the United States Constitution. 

He moved to Logan County, Kentucky, in 1792; was a 
member of the Kentucky Legislature, from Logan County, 
1797; member of the Kentucky State Senate, 1806-1818, 
and President of the Senate, 1818. 

He was Presidential Elector in 1808, and again in 18 12, 
and again in 18 16, 

He was commissioned Brigadier General, December 19, 
1799, commanding the nth Kentucky Brigade, including 
regiments of Logan, Henderson, Muhlenburg, Christian and 
Livingston Counties. 

He was Brigadier General in the War with Great Britain 
in 1812. 

The inscription on his tombstone is suggestive of his illus- 
trious career, and his fine qualities of character. It 
follows : 




"A Soldier of the Revolution, who departed this 
life 14th of July, 1832, in the 73rd year of his age. 
He was born in Virginia in 1760, removed to 
West Tennessee in 1781, from whence he was 
elected and served two sessions in the North Caro- 
lina Legislature. Was married to Jane McLean 

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on the 4th of July, 1787; removed to Logan 
County, Kentucky, in 1792; was elected to the 
Legislature of Kentucky in 1797 and served 21 
years in succession, sixteen (16) in the Senate and 
the last two as its President. He was the Oracle 
of his family, and among his neighbors, emphatic- 
ally a Peacemaker." 
As we read that epitaph of service, speaking to us from 
the moldering dust of a hero who toiled in the wilderness of 
the land we love, we are much impressed by what is said 
in Foote's Sketches, page 83, in these words : 

"Men will not be able to understand till they 
have opened the treasures of history and drawn 
forth some few particulars respecting the origin 
and religious habits of the Scotch-Irish and be- 
come familiar with their doings previous to the 
Revolution — during the painful struggle — and the 
succeeding years of prosperity." 
He, Robert Ewing H, married at Adairville, Logan 
County, Kentucky, July 4, 1787, Jane McLean. Issue: 

I. ELIZABETH (Bctsy) DAVIDSON, born June i, 1788, 
Davidson County, Tennessee, died May 14, 185 1 ; married 
General Thomas Jefferson Townsend. Issue : 

(i) Robert Jefferson, born August 18, 1807; died of 
cholera, July 23, 1849; married December 23, 1845, Sarah 
Ann Beauchamp. Issue: 

1ST. Gilson Columbus, born September 24, 1846; died 
October 5, 1861. 

2ND. Robert Presley, a prominent physician and sur- 
geon of Adairville, Kentucky, born April i, 1848. He 
married (first) November 25, 1875, Emma Tyler Smith, 
daughter of Rev. Darrell B. Smith, of Todd County, Ken- 
tucky. Issue: A daughter, Martha Smith, unmarried, liv- 
ing in Nashville, Tennessee. He married (second) June, 
1900, Thomsie Moore, daughter of William Moore of 
Adairville, Kentucky. Issue : Roberta Moore, born July 
9, 1902, now a beautiful girl in her teens, as the poet would 
say, "where the brook and river meet." 

(2) Albert B., born January 12, 1810; died October 
31, 1873, unmarried. 

(3) Jane Pamela, born October 7, 1813; died February 
20, 1892; married (first) Samuel Bowling; no issue. She 
married (second) Joseph Link. Issue: 

Joseph P., married (first) Georgie Radford. Issue, Wil- 

76 The Ewixg Genealogy with Cogxate Branches 

liam Whitfield, married Sallie Thurman ; children : Anna 
May, Emmet, Robert Edward, and Joseph, died at lO 
years of age. He, Joseph P. Link, married (second) Eliza- 
beth Crozier. Child: Kathleen, married Mr. Barker, abode 
Western Canada. 

(4) Eliza Ann, born November 4, 1815; died October 
30, 1865; married John W. Judkins. Issue: 

1ST. Jane, born April 2.^, 1834; died July 18, 1880, 

2ND. Florence M., born July 2, 1836; died February 15, 
1895; married 1865, Edwin R. Moore. Issue: 

(a) Roy, born 1866; married July, 1900, Addie May 
Phelps. Children: Edward Richard, born September 12, 
1902; Smith Judkins, born November 3, 1905; William 
Herbert, born April i, 1913. 

(b) Presley, born July 18, 1869; died February 4, 1895, 

(c) Joseph, born 1879. 

3RD. John, born 1846, died 1894; married, 1868, Nannie 
Burns. Issue : 

(a) Thomas R., born 1869; married Nettie Ryan. 

(b) Callie, born 1871 ; died unmarried. 

(c) Estelle, born 1873; married Egbert Moore. Child: 
Mattie Nadine. 

(d) Maud, born 1875; died unmarried, 

(e) Harold, born 1877. 

(f) Norma, born 1879. 

(5) Mary M. A. D., born August 4. 1818; died July, 
1874; married 1833, Francis Marion Beauchamp. Issue: 

1ST. Victoria E., born May 2, 1838; died June 24, 1877; 
married May 14, 1868, Thompson E. Fort. Issue: 

(a) Daisy Catharine, born April 15, 1870; died July 
30, 1870. 

(b) Frank Thomas, born September 11, 1871. 

(c) Guy Earl, born July 18, 1873; married October 15, 
1901, Myrtle Gupton. 

(d) Mabel, born July 30, 1875; married January 10, 
1903, E. F. True. Child : Frank Fort, born September 
20, 1907. 

2ND. Francis Marion, born March 19, 1840; married 
May I, 1867, Frankie Simmons. Issue: Robert E., bom 
January 3, 1869; married June 8, 1909, Bennie Lett. Child: 
Robert Coleman, born March 24, 191 1. 

3RD. Thomas Jefferson, born 1843. 

The Ewing Gexealogy with Cognate Bbaxcties 77 

4TH. Elizabeth, born 1844; married Joseph Fort; 
moved to Arkansas. 

5TH. Presley, born 1847; died in infancy. 

6th. Robert B., born March 8, 1850; married July 8, 
1869, Columbia Fuqua. Issue : 

(a) Paul, born May 6, 1870; married October 12, 
1898, Chester Weldon. Issue: Helen C, born December 
6, 1900; Worthington, born October 3, 1904; Frank H., 
born July 23, 1906. 

(b) Eulalie, born December 11, 1872; married October 
II, 1894, C. C. Simmons. Issue: R. Tilden, born August 
8, 1895; Pauline W., born September 3, 1896; Lon B., born 
March 3, 1898; Charles H., born April 19, 1901 ; Felix M., 
born September 24, 1909. 

(c) Kenneth, bom September 5, 1875; married January 

1, 1900, Cora B. Perry. Issue: Mary Hazel, born Decem- 
ber 14, 1900; Roberta, born August 10, 1902; Paul, bom 
December 24, 1904; Virginia E., born March 23, 1907; 
Douglas, born May 9, 1909; Isabel, born June i, 1911. 

(d) Wilbur, bom October 31, 1879; married April, 
1905, Fannie Britt. Issue: Bertha M., born February, 
1906; Eulalie, born June 1907; Robert H., born July, 1910. 

(e) Felix, born July 3, 1884; married May 1909, 
Theresa Dolores Witz. Issue : Robert Cameron, born 
February, 1910; Norma, born February, 191 1. 

(f) Norma, born August 19, 1887; married February 

2, 1909, Charles A. Sweatt. Issue : Cecelia B., born 1909. 

(g) Egborn, born February 19, 1890; married Novem- 
ber 2^, igi2, Hattie E. Browning. 

7TH. Anna, born 1859; ^^^^ 1889; she married Mr. 

8th. Edwin Eugene, born 1864; died 1892; he married, 
1886, Capitola Tisdale. 

(6) Martha M. C, born June 13, 1821 ; died August 
17, 1855; married 1848, P. O. Gilbert. Issue: 

1ST. Elizabeth, born 1849; died 1880, unmarried. 

2ND. Martha, born 1851 ; married Lewis C. Garrigus, 
abode Portland, Oregon. Children : Mary Edith, Hallie, 
Lewis, and Annie. 

3RD. Presley, born, 1853; died 1913; married 1877, AUie 

(7) Presley Ewing, born February i, 1823; died Dec- 
ember 21, 1896; married 1844, Amanda Offutt. Issue: 

78 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

1ST. Robert Ewing, born March 24, 1845; died March 
20, 1863, Confederate States Army, killed at Milton, 

2ND. Thomas Jefferson, born July 3, 1846; married 
(first) Anna Ewing (Robert, Robert, George Washing- 
ton). Child: Claud. He married (second) Bettie V. 
Wooten. Children : Wooten and Robert. 

3RD. Martha Jane, born July 6, 1848; married October 
5, 1876, Reuben Burrow Penick. Issue : Lola M., born 
June 1878, unmarried; Eva Gilson, born January 20, 1886, 
abode Nevada, Missouri. 

4TH. Tighlman, born February 2, 1850; died without 

5TH. Presley, born February 19, 1852; married Febru- 
ary, 1874, Fannie Calloway. Issue: 

(a) Virgil Emmet, bom 1875, abode Oklahoma; mar- 
ried Mattie Soyer. 

(b) Joseph, born July, 1876, abode Fort Worth, Texas; 
married Lena Lowe. 

(c) John Thomas, born February, 1878, abode Galves- 
ton, Texas. 

(d) Tighlman Offutt, born 1881, abode Galveston, 

(e) Sabrie Elizabeth, born 1885, abode Oklahoma; mar- 
ried Oscar Campbell. 

(f) Robert, bom 1886; died 1890. 

(g) Richard, born 1888, abode, Galveston, Texas, 
(h) Edward, born 1891, abode, Oklahoma. 
6th. Susan Ann, born 1854. 

7TH. Joseph, born January, 1856; died December 28, 

8th. Gilson Ewing, bom March 18, 1858; married Sep- 
tember 29, 1886, Beulah Eubank. Children: Hal Eubank, 
born June 19, 1888, and Mary A., born July 14, 1892. 

9TH. William (Major), born August, 1862; married 
May 5, 1881, Mattie Grider Hunt. Issue: 

(a) Bessie Ewing, born September 4, 1883; married 
September 5, 1904, James Leslie Orndorff. Children : 
Martha Grider, born June 8, 1906, and Joseph Tilden, born 
June 13, 1910. She, Bessie Ewing (Townsend) Orndorff, 
of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is a member of the National 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an- 
cestor Robert Ewing II. ; her National Number being 

The Ewing Genealogy wrrn Cognate Branches 79 

104334, citing National Number 64894, and National Num- 
ber 98957. 

(b) George Hunt, born December 15, 1888. 

(c) Thomas Jefferson, born August 15, 1892, 

lOTH. Elizabeth Davidson, born November 2"], 1863; 
married June 7, 1882, Dr. A. L. Britt. Issue : Winnie 
Estelle, born March 2, 1884; married October 15, 1913; 
Henry G. Sandifer; AUyne Amanda, born December 13, 


P. 75. 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Davidson died May 14, 1867. 

P. 79. 

Elizabeth Davidson Townsend's husband was Dr 
A. L. Butt, not Britt. 

P. 82. 

Sarah Temple Holeman was born August 28, 1897. 

ne was uiic ui mc v^umniiaonjin-io w.*. m.^ k^v*^^»^».»^ ^ 

of the State, in association with Justices John F. Phillips 
and Alex H. Martin." 

The author of the sketch cited in the foot-note refers to 
Henry Clay Ewing as being a grandson of General Robert 
Ewing, saying: 

"His grandfather on his father's side was Gen- 
eral Robert Ewing, of Logan County, Kentucky, 

^Sketch by Ex-Gov. T. T. Crittenden, in St. Louis Christian Advocate 
of Jan. 15, 1908. 

78 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

1ST, Robert Ewing, born March 24, 1845; died March 
20, 1863, Confederate States Army, killed at Milton, 

2ND. Thomas Jefferson, born July 3, 1846; married 
(first) Anna Ewing (Robert, Robert, George Washing- 
ton). Child: Claud. He married (second) Bettie V. 
Wooten. Children : Wooten and Robert. 

3RD. Martha Jane, born July 6, 1848; married October 

_ ,O^C r>„..U \i,.^^r...r V>^.^\fA^ Tcci^. T /^lo A/r Krvrn 

born June 19, 1888, and Mary A., born July 14, 1892. 

9TH. William (Major), born August, 1862; married 
May 5, 1881, Mattie Grider Hunt. Issue: 

(a) Bessie Ewing, born September 4, 1883; married 
September 5, 1904, James Leslie Orndorff. Children : 
Martha Grider, born June 8, 1906, and Joseph Tilden, born 
June 13, 1910. She, Bessie Ewing (Townsend) Orndorff, 
of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is a member of the National 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an- 
cestor Robert Ewing H. ; her National Number being 

The Ewing Gknealogy wiih Cognate Branches 79 

104334, citing National Number 64894, and National Num- 
ber 98957. 

(b) George Hunt, born December 15, 1888. 

(c) Thomas Jefferson, born August 15, 1892. 

lOTH. Elizabeth Davidson, born November 2^, 1863; 
married June 7, 1882, Dr. A. L. Britt. Issue : Winnie 
Estelle, born March 2, 1884; married October 15, 1913; 
Henry G. Sandifer; AUyne Amanda, born December 13, 
1886; Mattie Alberta, born September 15, 1892. 


3. ROBERT ALLEN, born March 4, 1792; died December 
8, 1857, near Jefferson City, Missouri; studied law in Ken- 
tucky under Honorable John J. Crittenden; moved to Mis- 
souri, located at Jefferson City, and practiced law; was 
County Judge of Cole County, in that State. 

He married, Callaway County, Missouri, Jane Ramsey, 
daughter of General Jonathan Ramsey. Issue : 

(i) Missouri, married Robert Randolph Jefferson. 
Issue : Jennie, married Mr. Dunscombe ; Maria, married 
Charles McCarty ; Mary, married Joseph F. Edwards. 
Children : William, married Sophie Kaiser, and Ethel, 
married John Boone. 

(2) Robert, unmarried. 

(3) Maria, born Februar}^ 9, 1826; died January 31, 
1905. She married Judge Alton Long, who was a mem- 
ber of the Missouri State Senate, 1846- 1850. 

(4) Henry Clay, born August 15, 1828; died March 
22, 1907. He was Attorney General of Missouri, from 
1 873- 1 874, to 1875-76, Charles Hardin being at the time 
Governor; also one of the Fish Commissioners of Missouri 
for several years. 

He was a member of Missouri Legislature, from Cole 
County, 1 881 -1883. 

He was one of the Commissioners of the Supreme Court 
of the State, in association with Justices John F. Phillips 
and Alex H. Martin.' 

The author of the sketch cited in the foot-note refers to 
Henry Qay Ewing as being a grandson of General Robert 
Ewing, saying: 

"His grandfather on his father's side was Gen- 
eral Robert Ewing, of Logan County, Kentucky, 

'Sketch by Ex-Gov. T. T. Crittenden, in St. Louis Christian Advocate 
of Jan. 15, 1908. 

80 The Ewing Genealogy wrrii Cognate Branches 

a soldier of the Revolution, and a general in the 
War of 1812." 
He (Henry Clay Ewing) married Georgia Childs, hut 
it is understood there was no issue of the marriage. 

(5) Ephraim, died young. 

(6) Hannah, died at twelve years of age. 

(7) Ashley W., born December 28, 1838; died March 
22, 1905; was a member of the Missouri Legislature, from 
Cole County, 1877-1879; married Sallie Bolton, but no 

(8) Gilson (twin to Ashley W.), born December 28, 
1838; married and had issue: Janet, married Howard 
Boone, of Kansas City, Missouri; Paul, unmarried; Olive, 
married W. A. Dallmeyer, of Jefferson City, Missouri; 
Anne, married George W. Hobbs; Ephraim. 

4. POLLY BAKER, born April 30, 1794; died May 22, 
1873. She married (first) Rev. Philip McDonald, of the 
Cumberland Presbyerian Church, born 1794; died 181 5. 
Issue: Philip Monroe, a minister; married and had child: 
Molly. She married (second) Barksdale Spencer. Issue: 

(i) James B., born 1824; died September 16, 1854. 

(2) Robert, born 1826; died without issue. 

(3) John, bom October 20, 1828; married Caroline 
Porter; no issue. 

(4) Mary Jane, married (first) Mr. Winlock. Issue: 
Eliza, Mattie, Richard, and Robert. 

She married (second) Mr. Tisdale. Issue: William, 
Wilson and Capitola, married Eugene Beauchamp. 

(5) Ephraim Ewing, married and had several children. 

(6) Randolph, married and had several children. 

(7) Martha G., born June 10, 1835; died June 3, 1870. 
She married Dr. William Simmons. Issue : 

1ST. Richard L., died in infancy. 

2ND. Ewing, married (first) Forest Hendrickson, sev- 
eral children, and married (second) name of wife not 
known, by whom he had several children. 

3RD. Myrtle, born April 10, 1867; died May 29, 1897; 
married January 20, 1887, Robert Henry Fugate, by whom 
she had a child^ Myrtle, bom April 20, 1897. 

5. PATSY MILLS, born February 4, 1796; she married 
(first) Mr. Fort., no issue, and (second) James Ross, by 
whom she had a son, James, lived in Mississippi and killed 
during the Civil War; also another child, Trippe. 

Dr. jas. b. bowlin: 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 81 

6. CHATHAM TOMLiNSON, borii April 4, 1798; died 
December 17, 1819, unmarried. 

7. SOPHRONIA, born May 15, 1800; died October 17, 
1868; married April 22, 1819, Dr. James B. Bowling, an 
eminent physician and surgeon, of Adairville, Kentucky, 
under whom the authors' ancestor, Fayette Clay Ewing I., 
began the study of medicine and surgery, and of whom the 
tenderest memories were always cherished and transmitted 
to his children, one of whom, — his eldest daughter Leila — 
frequently corresponded with Dr. Bowling during his life. 

The issue of the marriage of Sophronia Ewing and James 
B. Bowling follows : 

(i) Robert Chatham, born February 19, 1820; died 
March 3, 1886; was a member of the Kentucky Legislature, 
from Logan County, for six years, and Circuit Judge for 
ten years; married January 7, 1845, Lucy C. Temple. 
Issue : 

1ST. James R., born March, 1846; died 1901 ; married 
October 5, 1870, Emma Walters. Issue: 

(a) Robert Walters, born August 12, 1871 ; M. D. ; 
abode. South Pasadena, California; he married July 4, 
1900, Margaret Duncan. Children: Robert W., born June 
12, 1903; Anna Margaret, born December 16, 1905; Wil- 
liam C, born October, 191 5. 

(b) Willett Lee, born May 20, 1881 ; M. D. ; abode, 
Pasadena, California; married December 22, 1912, Mar- 
guerite Newman. Children: James Robert, born Novem- 
ber 7, 1913, and a child born June, 191 5. 

2ND. Temple, born August 10, 1849, died July 9, 1884; 
married October 3, 1877, Ladie Anderson. Issue: 

(a) Ula, born July 4, 1878; married E. Ruff Barnes, 
June 9, 1897. Children: Justus Mac, born December 2, 
1902, and Robert Bowling, bom June 9, 1906. 

(b) Temple, born July 2-], 1880, unmarried. 

(c) Umphrey, born February 4, 1882; married July 2, 

1910, Minnie Hails. Children : Umphrey, born August 3, 

191 1, and Ella U., born December, 1913. 

3RD. Ella, born August 10, 1851, abode Bowling Green, 
Kentucky; married September 21, 1886, James Umphrey; 
no issue. She is a member of the National Society D. A. R., 
National Number 98957, ancestor, Robert Ewing, and is 
entitled also to a bar under ancestor, Ephraim McLean. 

4TH. Elizabeth, born July 10, 1853; died July, 1886, 

82 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

5TH. Annie B., born July, 1857; died November 6, 1896; 
married December 31, 1884, George W. Eichelberger. 
Issue: Roberta, born February 9, 1888; married Septem- 
ber II, 1907, Emmet R. Trippe. A child: Gordon, born 
October 18, 1908. 

6th. Lula, born December 10, 1859; married George 
A. Holeman, October 26, 1881. Children: Lucy McGin- 
nis, born July 9, 1883, and Sarah Temple, born August 28, 

(2) William E., born June 16, 1821 ; died June 3, 1878; 
married Eliza Jane Winston; no children, 

(3) James M., born December 22, 1822; married Lucy 
C. Snadon; no children. 

(4) Henry Gilson. born October 16, 1828; died Decem- 
ber 24, 1874; married Sallie Snadon, August i, 1849. 
Issue : 

1ST. Mary Helen, born March 28, 1851 ; married Dr. 
Benjamin Wood November 22, 1866. Issue: 

(a) Sallie B., born October 4, 1869; married Alex G. 
Warfield, February 28, 1887. Issue: Gilson H., born July 
10, 1888; Ben S., born May 20, 1890, and Alex G., born 
October 27, 1892. 

(b) Henry G., born October 20, 1874; married Nellie 
Robinson, November 30, 1898; one child, Salaida Robinson. 

(c) Flelen B., bom March 19, 1876; unmarried. 

(d) Ewing C., born January 28, 1881 ; married Sallie 
Harris, April 11, 1900. Children: Ewing H., born in 
1902, and Ben S., born in 1908. 

(e) James Weston, born June 15, 1884; unmarried. 

(f) Bowling S., born July 12, 1886; unmarried. 

(g) George M., born June 16, 1888; unmarried, 
(h) Louise E., born December 5, 1896; unmarried. 
2ND. George S., abode Clarksville, Tennessee; married 

Lady Bugg, June 19, 1876; no issue. 

3RD. James M., abode Clarksville, Tennessee; married 
Sallie Sugg, January 9, 1878; daughter Martha Bell, bom 
June, 1881 ; married Dr. James Whitworth, December, 
1904. One child: James Bowling, born July 29, 1912. 
'8. JANE HOWARD, bom April 30, 1804; died September 
6, 1831 ; married General Thomas W. Townsend. Issue: 
Martha Jane, died young; William, moved to Texas, mar- 
ried Penelope K. Campbell, several children. 

9. GILSON PAYNE, born April 27, 1807; died February 
16, 1879; unmarried. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 83 

10. GEORGE WASHINGTON, bom Logan County, Ken- 
tucky, November 29, 1808; died May 20, 1888. 

He was a member of the Kentucky Legislature, from 
Logan County, 1842-1844, and 1859-1863. 

He was a member of the Provisional Confederate Con- 
gress, 1861-1862, and a member of the Permanent Confed- 
erate Congress, 1863-1864/ 

He married (first) January 18, 1836, Susan C. Moss, 
who died September 15, 1841. Issue: 

Henry Clay, born November 9, 1837; died February 18, 
1879; married November 10, 1863, Bettie Carr. Issue: 
Susan Moss, born August 13, 1867; married November 16, 
1886, Samuel Hart. Their issue: Clay Ewing, born 
October 19, 1887; married October 25, 191 1, Mrytle King; 
Henry, born November 13, 1889; Gilson Ewing, born 
August 25, 1894. 

He (George Washington Ewing) married (second) 
August 28, 1846, Nannie L. Williams, died December 4, 
1883. Issue: 

John Anna, born April 30, 1848; died June 25, 1879; 
married three times; (first) James Fetter. Children: 
James and Blossom, both died young; (second) Dr. T. J. 
Townsend. Child : Claud, abode Oklahoma ; married 
twice and had issue; and (third) Leonard T. Brawner, no 


wife of Robert Ewing II., was the daughter of Ephraim 
McLean and his wife, Elizabeth Davidson. 

She was born in Western North Carolina in 1769, and 
died in Logan County, Kentucky, in 1847, having married 
as stated, on July 4, 1787. 

She was in statue tall and stately, of the handsome rather 
than pretty type, a queenly woman of the strong and self- 
poised sort, well calculated to give to the world sons and 
daughters for useful service of an exalted character. 

^Wood's Confed. Handbook, p. 18; McEIroy's Kentucky in the Nation's 
History, p. 511. 



The McLean family was among the most illustrious of 
the clans of the Scottish Highlands, famous in achievement 
and of ancient ancestry. The name is authoritatively stated 
to have originally been written "Mac-Ghille-eain." reduced 
under Gaelic contraction to Gilleain, meaning "Servant of 
St. John." The family is said to trace with precision to 
"Old Dougall of Scone," from whom through several gen- 
erations was descended Gilleain, the first chief and founder, 
about 1250, of the Clan Mac Gilleain, afterwards abbre- 
viated to McLean. The clan originated in the Island of 
Mull, which is separated from the mainland of Scotland 
by the Sound of Mull on the north and the Firth of Lorn 
on the east. After defeat of the Danes by Somerled, 
Thane of Argyle, Mull and Morvern became free. Subse- 
quently Angus Og MacDonald, fifth in descent from 
Somerled, received for faithful services rendered to Robert 
Bruce considerable land, including the island of Mull, and 
on July 12, 1390, granted to Lachlan MacLean, probably 
the fifth chief of the clan, a large estate in Mull and other 
isles. It would be interesting, but tedious in detail, to pur- 
sue the history of the clan through the periods of its suc- 
cessive chiefs,, one of whom (Lachlan Og, 8th Chief) mar- 
ried Catherine, daughter of Colin Campbell, ist Earl of 
Argyle; therefore, lest interest should lag, we pass over as 
undecisive of any controlling event, the intermediate his- 
tory down to Lachlan, i6th Chief, whose leadership began 
in the earlier part of the seventeenth century. The clan 
was then at the zenith of great power and influence, and 
was in high favor with Charles I, King of England, who, 
about 163 T, created the chief of baronet by the title of Sir 
Lachlan MacLean of Morvern. But the outskirts of this 
promising sky were fringed with dark clouds. The civil wars 
which resulted in the decapitation of King Charles I changed 
into hostility the attitude of the kingly power towards the 
clans, which unfriendliness was encouraged by jealousies 
among the clans themselves, notably the Clan Mac Lean, the 
Clan Mac Donald, and the Campbells, the latter Marquises 
of Argvde. Oppressive laws soon followed, among them the 

*This is properly and was formerly spelled MacLean, but we follow the 
spelling pretty generally adopted by the historians of America. 


The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 85 

disarming act by which the clans were deprived of their 
weapons under heavy penaUies, and worse still, the act for- 
bidding the national costume of the Highlands, under penal- 
ty for second offense of transportation, and compelling the 
use of the Lowland garb, so despised by the Highlanders. 
These and other acts of oppression, notably religious per- 
secutions, which we have already described, drove thous- 
ands of Highlanders from their native heath, sadly and 
tearfully, many immigrating to America, among them the 
ancestors of the McLeans of whom we are writing.' 


son of Mr. and Mrs. John McLean, of Scotland, latter 
daughter of Ephraim Moore of that country, was born in 
Scotland in 1730, and immigrated for America with his elder 
brother Charles in 1750, settling in Western North Caro- 
lina, where in 1761 he married Elizabeth Davidson, daugh- 
ter of John Davidson.^ 

He, Ephraim McLean (name sometimes by clerical in- 
advertence written McLain or McClain), was a recognized 
patriot of the Revolution. He was probably a member of 
the Convention which adopted the Mecklenburg Declara- 
tion of Independence, and was certainly a member, present 
and actively assisting, at an important meeting of the Com- 
mittee of Safety, which was a sort of legislative body 
created for the purpose of aiding the cause of Independence, 
and he was a member of the House of Commons of the 
General Assembly of North Carolina, from Burke County 
(which was formed from Rowan County), for the year 
1778, and a senator from such county for the years 1779- 
1780, which was a service promotive of the cause of 

He was probably also a soldier for Independence in the 
War of the Revolution, and severely wounded in the Battle 
of King's Mountain, fighting against immediate relatives 
in the British Army commanded by a Scotchman, Patrick 

He shortly after removed to Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 
thence to about four miles above Nashville, Tennessee, 
where he settled on a tract of 600 acres in the bend of the 

^McLean Ancestry and Posterity, by John J. McLean, pp. 4-15. 

"Hist. Sketch of McLean Family in America (1750-1885), by Alney Mc- 
Lean, of Rutherford Co., Tenn. 

nVheeler's History of North Carolina, Vol. II, pp. 368, 62, 356, 101-108. 

^"Western North Carolina (1730-1913)" by John Preston Arthur, p. 101, 
citinp; Mattic S. Candler's "History of Henderson County," and also Id., 
pp. 151-152. 

86 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Cumberland River, known as "McLean Bend;" in the Nash- 
ville Centennial, 1880, he was referred to in a history of the 
early settlement, then published in the newspapers, as hav- 
ing been one of the three school trustees a hundred years 
before; he returned to Harrodsburg about that time, and 
near the close of that century removed to Maury County, 
Tennessee, and settled on Knobb Creek, where he remained 
until about 1820, when he went, at the advanced age of 90 
years, to spend his remaining days with his sons, Alney and 
Robert, in Kentucky, where he died in 1823 at 93 years 
of age.' 

By his marriage, he had eleven children, besides a daugh- 
ter dying in infancy, who was the last child. They were 
nine sons and two daughters, as follows : 

1. John, born 1762, and was killed by the Indians. 

2. George, born 1764, married his cousin, the eldest 
daughter of General William Davidson, and settled in 
Logan County, Kentucky, about 12 miles west of Russell- 
ville, where he lived, reared a family and died. His young- 
est son, Andrew Jackson, lived on a farm in that vicinity 
and died there in 1884 at y^ years of age. 

3. Ephraim, bom 1766, and died in Tennessee, and wa. 
buried on Snow Creek, Maury County, in that State. 

4. JANE, born 1769, married General Robert Ewing, and 
was the mother of Justice Ephraim McLean Ewing (q. v.) 

5. Mrs. Robert (McLean) Brank, born 1770, and was 
the mother of two sons, Houston and Ephraim ; the latter, 
a lawyer, was a student under Judge Alney McLean. 

6. Samuel, born 1772, lived and died near Lawrence- 
burg, in Tennessee. 

7. Alney, born 1774, a lawyer and jurist, who married 
and had children, including (i) William, a farmer; (2) 
Thornton, a Presbyterian minister of distinction, who re- 
sided in Mississippi and there died; (3) Robert Davidson, 
who was a lawyer and jurist (Judge of Circuit Court), 
lived in Grenada, Mississippi, and died there in the yellow 
fever epidemic of 1878, as did his wife, two daughters and 
a son; (4) A daughter Eliza Ann (McLean) McBride, 
and (5) a daughter Tabitha, who is understood to have 
been quite accomplished and learned. She never married. 

8. Charles, born 1776, lived in Maury County, Tennes- 
see, until 181 1, and died in Rutherford County, Tennessee, 
in 1825. He married in 1799, Sallie Vance, who died in 

'Hist. Sketch of McLean Family in America, supra. 

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1847 ^t the age of 69 years. From this union were born 
ten children, six sons, namely, David, Ephraim Baxter, 
Charles Grandison, William (M. D.), Robert Brank and 
Alney, and four daughters, Susan Howard Davidson, Pris- 
cilla Brank McCutcheon, Sarah Jane Baird and Cynthia 
Nadley. All lived and died in Tennessee except Dr. Wil- 
liam McLean, who lived and died in Tyler County, Texas, 
and Mrs. McCutcheon, who lived and died in Arkansas. 
The son Alney, who is the author of the sketch to which 
reference is herein made, lived at Middleton, Tennessee. 
He married in 1845, when he was 30 and she was 18 years 
of age, Martha J. Moore, a sister of Honorable William 
R. Moore, of Memphis, Tennessee, who was elected to 
Congress from that District in 1882. From this union 
were born several sons, including Robert Moore, William 
Watkins, Walter Baxter, and four daughters, Fannie, who 
married L. B. Jarmon, a baptist minister, and Sallie, who 
married H. H. Norman, a farmer, and Ella, who married 
W. S. Early of Nashville, and Lela Vance, all of whom 
lived in Tennessee. 

9. William, born 1778, lived and died in Tennessee, and 
was buried on Snow Creek, in Maury County, He married 
and had three sons, Andrew, William and Samuel, the first 
named of whom lived in Nashville, and the others in Mar- 
shall County, Tennessee. 

10. James, born 1780, and lived and died in Hinds 
County, Mississippi. He married and had one son. Dr. 
Ephraim McLean, and a daughter, Eliza Hannah, who 
married and lived at Hot Springs, Arkansas. 

11. Robert, born 1782, at Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He 
married a Miss Wilson, by whom he had five children, 
three sons and two daughters. The eldest son, Robert, was 
a physician in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky ; the sons 
Edward and Alney went with their father to Mississippi 
and settled there. The daughter Celia married Robert Rus- 
sell, and lived in Clarksville, Tennessee. The other daughter 
was Eliza.^ 

Ephraim McLean, the subject of this division, was a 
magistrate of Rowan County, North Carolina, under ap- 
pointment December 23, 1778.° 

He has been accepted, under application of Gladys Ewing 
(now Mrs. Abbot Carson Combes), National Number 

^Hist. Sketch of McLean Family in America, supra. 
'North Carolina Colonial Records, Vol. 23, p. 996. 

88 The Ewing Genealogy wrrn Cognate Branches 

123437, by the National Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, as a recognized patriot who, with 
unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of 
Independence — ■ 

(i) "In his services as a member from Rowan County, 
North Carolina, of the Committee of Safety, which, in con- 
junction with the Mecklenburg Declaration of Indepen- 
dence, was created and existed as an aid to the cause of 
Independence," and 

(2) "In his services as a civil officer, being a member 
of the House of Commons, of the General Assembly of 
North Carolina, from Burke County (which was formed 
from Rowan County) for the year 1778, and a Senator 
from Burke County for the years 1779 and 1780, which 
was promotive of the cause of Independence.'" 


wife of Ephraim McLean, was bom about 1743, died about 
1820; married, as before stated, in 1761. 

The Davidsons came to Western North Carolina from 
near Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, probably Lancaster 
County. George Davidson was the father of General Wil- 
liam Lee Davidson, born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, 1746, who was killed, as we have seen, in an en- 
gagement with Cornwallis at Cowan's Ford on the Catawba 
River, February i, 1781.' Robert Davidson, of Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, was the father of John Davidson, 
born December 15, 1735, Major in the War of the 
Revolution, and a signer of the Mechlenburg Declaration 
of Independence, who married Violet Wilson, daughter of 
Samuel \\''ilson.'' John Davidson (not Major John David- 
son) was the father of Elizabeth Davidson, wife of Ephraim 
McLean and mother of Jane McLean (q. v.), and of Wil- 
liam Davidson, Colonel in the War of the Revolution, and 
he was also probably the father of the John Davidson who 
married Nancy Brevard, and of the Ephraim Davidson 
who married Jane Brevard.* 

George Davidson, father of General William Lee David- 
son, and Robert Davidson, father of Major John David- 
son, and John Davidson, father of Elizabeth Davidson, 

nVheeler's Hist, of North Carolina, Vol. 2, pp. 368, 62; Alney McLean's 
Hist. Sketch, supra. 

nVheeler's Hist, of North Carolina, Vol. II, pp. 232-3, 263-4. 

«Jd., Vol. II, p. 262; Application Madeline Orr, N. S. D. A. R., Nat. 
No. 66823. 

*Id., Vol. II, p. 238; Alney McLean's Hist. Sketch of the McLean Family 
in America, 1750-1885. 

The EwiiNG Genealogy with Cognate Branches 89 

were probably brothers as they all appear to have come 
from near Philadelphia, the near-by county of Lancaster, 
in Pennsylvania, at or about the same time, 1760, with 
their ages corresponding in that relationship, and the estab- 
lished fact that General William Lee Davidson and Colonel 
William Davidson were cousins, tends to confirm this 

The intermarriages of the illustrious Davidson and Bre- 
vard families are worthy of mention. 

There were eight sons and four daughters in the family 
of John Brevard and his wife, who was a Miss McWhorter. 
Mary Brevard, the eldest daughter, married General Wil- 
liam Lee Davidson; Nancy Brevard married John David- 
son, and Jane Brevard married Ephraim Davidson, these 
latter two husbands being probably the sons of John David- 
son, the father of Elizabeth Davidson, wife of Ephraim 
McLean. It may be remarked that the fourth Brevard 
daughter, Rebecca, married a Mr. Jones, and moved to 
Tennessee." Alexander Brevard, one of the eight sons 
mentioned, married Sallie Davidson, a daughter of Major 
John Davidson.^ 

John Brevard's eight sons, to-wit: Ephraim, John, Hugh, 
Adam, Alexander, Robert, Benjamin and Joseph, were all 
soldiers in the War of the Revolution, and while he, John 
Brevard, the father, was too old to serve as a soldier, he 
was a recognized patriot, who, with unfailing loyalty, rend- 
ered in every way material aid to the cause of Independence, 
even contributing to the soldier service his youngest son, 
Joseph, then under his control as only 17 years of age; and 
in consequence of his loyalty, he suffered as a penalty the 
burning of his home by the infuriated Tories, who greatly 
hated the Brevard family on account of its united and ex- 
tensive support of the Revolutionary cause.* 

A distinguished branch of the Davidson family sprang 
from William Davidson, the Colonel in the War of the 
Revolution, who was, as we have seen, a son of John 
Davidson, the father of Elizabeth Davidson, wife of 
Ephraim McLean. 

Colonel William Davidson was the first Representative 
from Buncombe County in the North Carolina State Senate ; 
he was the father of William Mitchell Davidson, of Hay- 

'Arthur's Western North Carolina, pp. 151-152. 
-Wheeler's Hist, of North Carolina, Vol. II, pp. 237, 238. 
'Id., Vol. II, p. 240. 
nVheeler's Hist, of North Carolina. Vol. II, pp. 237-238 

90 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

wood County, North Carolina, who was born January 2, 
1780, died in Washington County, Texas, May 31, 1846, 
married January 10, 1804, Elizabeth Vance, who was born 
March 23, 1787, died April 15, 1861, she being the daughter 
of David Vance, of Revolutionary fame, who was the 
father of David Vance, a Captain in the War of 1812, and 
grandfather of "the great war Governor and Statesman of 
the old North State," Zebulon Vance, who was born May 
13, 1830 and died April 14, 1894, while serving as United 
States Senator from North Carolina, having been a member 
of Congress, Captain and Colonel in the Confederate Army, 
and Governor of the State.' 

William Mitchell Davidson had a son. Colonel Allen 
Turner Davidson, born on Jonathan's Creek, Haywood 
County, North Carolina, May 9, 18 19, and died at Ashe- 
ville, North Carolina, January 24, 1905. He was a promin- 
ent lawyer, and represented his section in the Confederate 
Congress. He married, 1842, Miss Elizabeth A. Howell, 
and children of the marriage, worthy scions of a noble 
lineage, are. Honorable Theo. E. Davidson, late Attorney 
General of the State of North Carolina; Wilbur S. David- 
son, President of the First National Bank of Beaumont, 
Texas; and Honorable Robert Vance Davidson, late At- 
torney General of Texas. 

'Arthur's Western North Carolina, pp. 98-99, 151-52, 259, 645. 







son of General Robert Ewing and Jane McLean (q. v.), was 
born December 4, 1789, in Davidson County, West Ten- 
nessee; went with his father in 1792 to Logan County, 
Kentucky, where he died June 11, i860, being interred 
there in Maple Grove Cemetery. 

He was prosecuting attorney of Logan County, Judge 
Broadnax presiding. 

He was a Presidential Elector in 1821-1822, and again 
in 1832-1833. 

He served in the Kentucky Legislature during the years 
1 830- 1 832. 

He was commissioned Justice of the Court of Appeals 
of Kentucky, being the highest court of the State, March 
5, 1835,* and in the spring of 1843, April 11, he was ap- 
pointed Chief Justice," and served in that capacity until 
he resigned, which was in the spring of 1847, after the 
autumn term of 1846.' 

In 1850, March 4, he was by Governor Crittenden ap- 
pointed and served on the Commission to Codify the Laws 
of Kentucky. 

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Kentucky, recounting 
his achievements, refers to him as "the son of General 
Robert Ewing, a distinguished Revolutionary soldier," and 
continues : 

"He received a fine literary education and was trained 
in the law at Transylvania University ; he lived at Russell- 
ville, Kentucky, where he became one of the most able 
lawyers and distinguished men of the State ; he was ex* 
ceptionally successful and popular, and managed to ac- 
cumulate a large fortune ; he was a man of finely balanced 
mind, solid judgment and of noble sentiments and great 
liberality of heart ; his conscientious convictions led him to 
free his slaves and start them well in life for themselves. 
In his will, he left a handsome bequest to Bethel College, 
at Russellville, and Cumberland University, at Lebanon, 
Tennessee; he was a learned and able lawyer, and one of 

'3 Dana (Ky.) Repts., p. 8. 
^3 B Monroe (Ky.), 389. 
•7 B. Monroe (Ky.), 246. 


92 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Beanches 

the most just, upright and valuable men who have lived in 
Southern Kentucky. He married the brilliant and accom- 
plished Jane Mclntyre," etc. 

He married in Logan County, Kentucky, September 8, 
1 82 1, Jane Pope Mclntyre, of Elizabethtown, Hardin 
County, Kentucky. Three sons were born of this marriage, 
Presley Underwood,* born September i, 1822, Fayette 
Clay, born March 4, 1824, and Henry Quincy, born August 
15, 1826, besides a son, born September 5, 1830, who died 
January 16, 1831. 

I. PRESLEY UNDERWOOD, the cldcst SOU, was graduated 
at Center College in Danville, Kentucky, in 1840; studied 
law with his father, then Chief Justice of State, and was 
graduated from the law department of Transylvania Uni- 
versity, at Lexington, Kentucky, in 1842; then went on an 
European tour, and upon his return, in 1848, was elected 
to the Kentucky Legislature, and served in 1848-9. In 
185 1, he was elected to the United States Congress over a 
worthy and popular opponent, Beverly L. Clark, and was 
re-elected in 1853 without opposition. He died, unmarried, 
at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, on September 27, 1854, of 
cholera, and was buried in Logan County, Kentucky.' The 
Biographical Encyclopedia of Kentucky says of him : 

"He was the eldest son of the distinguished Judge E. M. 
Ewing, of the same town (Russellville), and Jane P. Mc- 
lntyre, one of the most brilliant and accomplished women 
of her time. He was the opponent in politics of John C. 
Breckenridge, and served in the Legislature several times 
with him — both equally brilliant and commanding in ap- 
pearance, equally handsome and chivalrous, and both equal- 
ly matchless in their oratory; he possessed traits of charac- 
ter to a remarkable degree of both his parents ; like his 
father, learned and brilliant; and like his mother, gentle, 
vivacious, and fond of society, in which he was a natural 
leader; the evening before his death he was surrounded by 
a charming circle of friends, who were entranced by the 
sweet strains he was drawing from a violin, of which in- 
strument he was master; his untimely demise was sincerely 
mourned by his large acquaintance, among them a beauti- 
ful and accomplished young lady of Cincinnati, to whom it 
was said he was engaged to be married ; on his tomb, the 

*This middle name was complimentary to Chief Justice Ewing's asso- 
ciate on the Bench, Justice Underwood (vide, Ky. Reports above cited). 
^Biographical Ency. of Ky., sub nom. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 93 

words 'Died ere his prime,' are a touching tribute to his 

George D. Prentice, the great editor of the Louisville 
Courier-Journal, editorially referred to him in that paper at 
the time of his death, as follows : 

"Thus has perished in the pride of early manhood one of 
the most brilliant young men of our State, He was a wit, 
a scholar, a politician, an orator, a man of genius and a 
statesman. Though young, he had won a distinguished 
position in Congress. He did not speak often in that body, 
but every speech added to his reputation. If his life had 
been spared, he would have placed himself high among the 
ablest and most useful men of the nation. 

"The death of Mr. Ewing is a public calamity, but it 
will carry peculiar affliction to the hearts of many who 
knew him personally. He was the soul of every society 
in which he mingled. There are thousands who will cherish 
his memory, for 'none knew him but to love him.'" 

2. FAYETTE CLAY, (q. V.). 

3. HENRY QUINCY, the third son, who died January 5, 
1858, was a lawyer of great promise, and lived and died 
at Russellville; he was an ardent lover of Shakespeare, and 
possessed of marked histrionic ability. He never married. 
It is said that, on an occasion, his father sent him to Chicago 
to look into a title he was buying, in preference to Presley, 
who was four years older, appraising him as the safer law- 
yer of the two, though Presley was undoubtedly more 

The "Ewing Lot" in Maple Grove Cemetery, at Russell- 
ville, Kentucky, besides dates of births and deaths on separ- 
ate slabs, shows these inscriptions : 

"Hon. Presley Ewing, Elected to the Kentucky 
Legislature August 1848. Re-electced August, 
1849. Elected to U. S. Congress August, 1851. 
Re-elected August 1853. Died ere his prime." 

"Jane Pope Ewing, a wife, a mother, a Chris- 
tian. She is not dead but sleeping." 


wife of Ephraim M. Ewing, is described in every contempo- 
raneous reference to her as one of the most brilliant and 
accomplished women of her time. This consensus of 
encomium leaves no doubt of her intellectual superiority. 
She was also an inspiring wife, a devoted mother, and 

94 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

possessed of the Christian graces, as attested by the in- 
scription on her tombstone. 

She was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, October 30, 
1795, and died in Logan County, Kentucky, August 26, 
1851, where she was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, at 







was the second son of Ephraim M. Ewing and Jane P. 
Mclntyre; he was born in Logan County, March 4, 1824; 
studied medicine under his uncle, Dr. James Butler Bowl- 
ing, at Adairville, in that county, and later was graduated 
in medicine and surgery ; he then in early life went South, 
and settled in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Lafourche Parish, a 
rich sugar section, and soon enjoyed a lucrative practice 
in his profession, in which he became distinguished, both in 
medicine and surgery, notably in the treatment of yellow 
fever, cholera, and the malignant type of typhoid fever 
often prevalent in that section. 

He was army surgeon of recognized superior capacity 
in the Civil War (C. S. A.), and was specially esteemed 
in his profession as a remarkable diagnostician, quick and 
accurate, and equally ready of execution — it was with him 
in life, one to decide and to do. 

He married, in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, on Febru- 
ary 3, 1852, Eliza Josephine Kittredge, the handsome and 
accomplished daughter of Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge 
and his wife, Martha Wills Green, at "Elm Hall," the 
luxurious home where she was bom August 3, 1833. At 
this wedding, which was a brilliant function, the Rt. Rev. 
Leonidas Polk, then Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana, and 
afterwards General in the Confederate Army, officiated. 

Dr. Ewing was an ardent democrat, particularly during 
the period of reconstruction, and was always a generous 
compaign supporter. 

He acquired a large estate, consisting of three very valu- 
able sugar plantations, in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, 
bearing the names, "Raceland," "Ariel," and "Melodia," the 
last of which he purchased from a sale of Chicago property 
which his father. Judge E. M. Ewing (q. v.), shortly be- 
fore dying, had given him while he was on a visit to the 
parential home at Russellville, Kentucky; and during the 
same visit, his father also gave him the family silver, in- 
cluding a massive sterling silver tea set, now owned by his 
son, Presley Kittredge (q. v.). 

9G The Ewinq Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Dr. Ewing died at his plantation home, "Ariel," May 31, 
1872, and was buried in St. John's (Episcopal) Cemetery, 
Thibodaux, Louisiana. 

His was a life, apart from his successful worldly career, 
overflowing with nobility of soul, with charity for the fail- 
ing, with kindness for the suffering, and at all times merci- 
ful ; and he was as man and physician, with every society in 
which he mingled, the fascination and attraction of all. 

He was tenacious of his positions, which he regarded as 
based on the just and right — as firm as adamant with the 
outer world, but with the inner circle of home, yielding as 
the marble, tenderly twining as the vine ! The inscription 
on his tomb — 

"The Beloved Physician" 
attests the beauty of his life in the practice of his profession. 

Issue of Dr. Ewing's marriage with Eliza Josephine 
Kittredge : 

I. LEILA WILLS, bom at "Elm Hall," September 7, 1851, 
and graduated, with first honor, from Locquet Institute, in 
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1873 ; she was married at "Ariel," 
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, January 24, 1878, to the Rev. 
Shepard Halsey Werlein, B. A., D. D., New Orleans, 
Louisiana, born in that city June 23, 1851, s. of Philip 
Peter Werlein and his wife, Margaret Halsey. Issue : 

(i) Halsey Werlein, Junior, an Episcopal minister, of 
fine pulpit oratory and engaging presence, late of San Jose, 
California, born November i, 1878; he is a graduate of 
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Harvard Uni- 
versity, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in theology, of the 
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and has had 
conferred upon him the degrees, B. A., M. A., from Van- 
derbilt; M. A. from Harvard, and B. D. from the Univer- 
sity of the South. He married November 22, 1905, Sarah 
Elizabeth Reynolds, born July 27, 1885, daughter of Dr. 
Dudley S. and Mattie (Bruce) Reynolds. Children: Sarah 
Elizabeth, bom at Jackson, Mississippi, August 22, 1909, 
and Mathilde Bruce, born at San Jose, California, April 
7, 1912. 

(2) Wilmer, born and died in Houston, Texas, January 
31, 1881. 

(3) Quincy, now rapidly advancing in the United States 
Government service, Washington, District of Columbia, 
born December 14, 1886; married June 23, 1914, in Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, where the bride was visiting rela- 


The Ewiag Genealogy with Cognate Branches 97 

tives, Miss Margaret Reid, of Amite, Louisiana, born 
August 2, 1892, daughter of Judge Robert R. Reid, of that 
city. Child: Leila Margaret, born February i, 1917, 
Washington, District of Columbia. 

(4) Ewing, born August 4, 1889, a lawyer of recognized 
ability in Houston, Texas, having the degrees, B. S. and 
LL. B., from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; 
he promptly volunteered on war being declared against 
Germany, went into the officers' training camp at Leon 
Springs, near San Antonio, Texas, and after three months' 
training, without previous military experience, was on 
August 15, 191 7, commissioned as Captain of the U. S. A. 
(Reserve), and went into active service as such officer, 
where he remained until honorably discharged at the end 
of the war. He acquitted himself throughout with distin- 
guished ability, serving as adjutant of the Third Officers' 
Training School, Camp Kearny, California, and being com- 
mended in terms of great praise by the commanding Gen- 
eral of his division for his skilful and efficient services, 
with direction that the commendation be placed to the credit 
of his army record. He also served as Company Com- 
mander in the Fourth Officers' Training School, Camp Fre- 
mont, California, as Assistant Adjutant of the Eighth 
(Regular Army) Division, and as Adjutant of the 115th 
Ammunition Train. 

(5) Presley Ewing, a physician and surgeon, of New 
Orleans, Louisiana, having the degree, M. D. He was 
born September i, 1891 ; married July 21, 1915, Sarah 
Richard, born August 13, 1891. One child: Presley 
Ewing, born San Jose, California, May 8, 1916. He en- 
listed as a volunteer in the war with Germany, was com- 
missioned as lieutenant to the Medical Corps, assigned to 
Nose, Throat and Ear Department ; first served at the Base 
Hospital, Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, later serving 
with the American Expeditionary Forces, France and the 
U. S. Army of occupation at Coblenz, Germany. 

(6) Philip Prentiss, born May 7, 1893, has degree B. 
A. from Tulane University; was a student for three years 
at Oxford, England, under a Cecil Rhodes scholarship, then 
returned to enter the U. S. A. in the war with Germany, in 
which he served under commission as lieutenant. 

2. IDA MAY, born at Thibodaux, Louisiana, August 6, 
1858; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 21. 1918; 
she was graduated with first honor from the Virginia 

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married October 21, 1885, in Washington, District of 
Columbia, Martha Mac Donald, of that city, born 1862, 
daughter of James Whitsitt Mac Donald, who was a Con- 
federate soldier, and his wife, Sarah Magdalen Cooper, 
daughter of Douglas H. Cooper, who was an officer of the 
United States Army in the war with Mexico in 1848. 

In the war with Germany, Dr. Ewing served with the 
Medical Corps, Nose, Throat and Ear Department, at 
Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, with several assistants; he 
was at first commissioned as Captain, later as Major. 

The issue of the marriage of Dr. Ewing and his wife, 
Martha MacDonald : 

(i) Fayette Clay, born May 18, 1887; married May 14, 
191 3, Fairfax Cary, of Memphis, Tennessee, daughter of 
Hunsdon Cary, and died at Sewanee, Tennessee, 
without issue, November 28, 1914, in the flower of his 
youth, while success and honor were widening for him. 

The following excerpts from the resolutions adopted at 
the joint meetings of the "Faculties of the University of 
the South," December i, 1914, tell the story of his too brief 

"The sudden death of Professor Ewing at Sewanee, Nov- 
ember 28, 1914, came as a shock to his colleagues in 
Faculties of the University of the South. * * * Mr. Ewing 
came of good stock, of a fine old Southern family distin- 
guished for intellectual ability, as well as for learning and 
culture. His gifts were, doubtless, partly hereditary, but he 
had begun to make the most of them. 

"He received his academic training in part at Sewanee, 
and then went to the University of Virginia, where he 
graduated in June, 1910, with the degree of Civil Engineer. 
Soon after his graduation, he secured a position in the Con- 
struction Department of the Frisco Lines, where he served 
about two years, and was rapidly promoted, becoming a 
Resident Engineer. In June, 1912, he was appointed Resi- 
dent Engineer with the Vandalia Railroad (Pennsylvania 
Lines). In May, 1914, he became Associate Professor of 
Civil Engineering in the University of the South. * * * In 
May, 1913, he was married to Miss Fairfax Cary, of Mem- 
phis, Tennessee, a most worthy daughter of one of the oldest 
historic families of Virginia." 

We may add that on April 24, 191 1, as though premoni- 
tory of his death (which was from sudden heart failure), 

100 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

he wrote for the Sewanee Purple a poem, the last stanza of 
which follows : 

"Nowhere is there a spot so fair 

As at Sewanee; 
For earth and sky are blended there, 

Down at Sewanee ; 
And when life's twilight falls for me, 
I trust it will my future be 
To rest beneath some shelt'ring tree 

In old Sewanee." 

He was buried in the beautiful forest cemetery at "old 

(2) Ephraim Mac Donald, now of New Orleans, Lou- 
isiana, born September 18, 1889; married March, 1914, his 
cousin, Olivia Munson (daughter of E. P. Munson and his 
wife, Nellie Jones), born at "Glenwood," 1882. Child: 
Olivia Munson, born in New York City, December 28, 


He has taken the degrees, A. B., M. A., Sc. D., and M. D., 
and has thus early in life filled the position of Associate 
Professor of Physiology in the University of New York and 
Bellevue Medical College, and also that of Acting Professor 
in charge of the Department of Physiology in Fordham Uni- 
versity Medical College, New York, during 1914-1915, in 
the absence of Professor Knaur, who went to the European 
war; and, in addition to the above, he has been quoted as 
authority on the physiology of the heart, three times in 
Stewart's Text Book of Physiology, 7th edition, a standard 
work; and in the last edition of Green's Farmacology, like- 
wise a standard work, reference is made to his original 
research work, when twenty years of age, at the University 
of Missouri. 

(3)Presley Kittredge, born July 11, 1891 ; married at 
"Glenwood," June 11, 191 1, his consin, Mrytle Munson 
(daughter of E. P. Munson and his wife, Nellie Jones), 
born December 21, 1889; he is now a journalist, in New 
Orleans, Louisiana, having formerly been manager and 
editor-in-chief of the Hamilton Press, in Hamilton, Illinois. 
Children : 

1ST. MYRTLE MUNSON, bom March 15, 1912. 

2ND. PRESLEY KITTREDGE, born AugUSt 13, I9I4. 

3RD. FAYETTE CLAY, bom Novcmbcr 5, 191 5. 



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(4) Donald MacDonald, a journalist, born April 11, 
1895; was a student at the University of Missouri, and 
there gave fair promise, in view of remarkably good work 
as business manager and editor on the University publica- 
tion, the Daily Missourian, of success in his chosen vocation. 

After exhausting every effort to enlist for fighting service 
in the war with Germany, failing to get in on account of a 
foot ball accident, he secured a position and served as 
photographer in the Aviation Corps. 

5. JESSIE ALINE ("Maggie"), born in New Orleans, 
Louisiana, May 18, 1864; died October 18, 1900, in Lou- 
isiana, near Patterson, where she was buried; she was 
married at "Ariel," December 23, 1880, to Charles E. Gillis, 
a sugar planter of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Issue : 

(i) Ewing, born March 9, 1888; married at Gulfport, 
Mississippi, September 18, 1917, Martha Brown, bom 
November 21, 1899. He volunteered promptly for service 
in the War with Germany, first serving as Second Lieuten- 
ant, then promoted to First Lieutenant, and later promoted 
to the office of Captain. 

(2) Wallace, born January 21, 1890; he also volun- 
teered for service in the war just mentioned, was not ac- 
cepted, but was later drafted into service. 

(3) Gary, born March 17, 1893; he as a volunteer 
joined the U. S. Marines in the beginning of the war, went 
across, and was in gallant serv'ice until the close of 
hostilities, having been in the engagements with the enemy 
in the Sectors Champagne (Blanc Mont), Argonne, St. 
Mihiel, Verdun, Toulon, Marbache, Soissons, and Chateau- 
Thierry, and participated in the march to the Rhine for 
the occupation of the Coblenz Bridgehead. 

(4) Aline, born January 26, 1896; died and buried in 
New Orleans, Louisiana, September 14, 1912. 

6. QUINCY, Episcopal minister and writer of renown, 
also successful farmer, postoffice, Napoleonville, Louisiana; 
born at "Ariel," January 11, 1867; was educated in the 
academic and theological courses, University of the South, 
Sewanee, Tennessee; assistant minister Trinity Cathedral, 
Cleveland, Ohio, 1890-1891 ; Dean Christ Church Cathedral, 
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1891-1893; Rector St. James 
Church, Greenville, Mississippi, 1895-1903, and of Church 
of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama, 1903-1906, and of 
Christ Church, Napoleonville, since 1906; author of 

102 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

"Education," "The Heart of the Race Problem," "The 
Higher Education," and other treatises.' 

He married in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2.2, 
1895, Mary Carter (Bower) Hart, a widow of that city, 
daughter of E. L, Bower, who was a Major in the Con- 
federate Army; she is a cultured and highly educated wo- 
man, a descendant on her maternal side of the distinguished 
Carter family, of Virginia, who owned "Shirley," a beauti- 
ful and picturesque home-site, located about the point where 
the Appomattox enters the James, in Charles City County, 
which in 1723 became the home of John Carter, eldest son 
of Robert Carter. It stands, as has been well said, "four- 
square to the world, three stories high, in the midst of a 
lawn shaded by giant oaks."" 

The issue of this marriage : 

(i) Enid, born August 8, 1896, very brilliant and ac- 
complished; she was graduated from the University of 
Louisiana, Baton Rouge, degree of Bachelor of Arts, with 
first honor, before she was eighteen years of age, and was 
shortly after awarded the position, at Baton Rouge, of 
Directress of Organized Charities, a position she filled 
with marked ability until her resignation, to enter Tulane 
University, to fit herself for a higher order of work. Later 
she performed service of importance with the Red Cross in 
the war with Germany. She is a member of the National 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with 
five ancestral bars. She was married July 14, 1919, at 
Christ Church Chapel, New Orleans, to Edward Austin 
Cary of Port Arthur, Texas. He served as a Lieutenant 
with the U. S. Aviation Corps, in the War with Germany. 

(2) Quincy, junior, born February 6, 1903, a graduate 
of the High School, Napoleonville, Louisiana, where he 
gave evidence of a sharp and incisive intellect, and evinced 
qualities of leadership and aptitude for public speaking; he 
was winner in the State Spelling Test of March 29 and 30, 
191 7, and is now a student of Tulane University, New 
Orleans, Louisiana. 

7. Kate Adelaide, a beautiful blonde, born at "Ariel," 
November 16, 1870; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, of 
pneumonia, February 5, 1884. She had at her early age 
written a story that was published in the Donaldsonville 
Chief, thus commended by the managing editor: 

'Who's Who in America, 1912-13. 

'^Lancaster's Hist. Va. Homes and Churches, pp. 98-104. 




The Ewing Genealogy with Cogxate Branches 103 

"The composition is very creditable for one so young, 
and gives promise of future achievements of a brilliant 


the wife of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing, senior, was the daugh- 
ter of Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge and his wife, Martha 
Wills Green, and reference is made for her Kittredge and 
Green ancestry to the cognate branches to follow. 

She was born at "Elm Hall," Assumption Parish, Lou- 
isiana, on August 3, 1833, and married on February 3, 
1852; she was highly educated and a gifted musician, played 
the piano with great proficiency, having a remarkable 
touch ; she spoke English and French with equal erudition 
and fluency. After her graduation, she traveled extensively 
with her father through the East, incidentally visithig his 
relatives in Boston, Massachusetts. 

She was no ordinary woman — commanding and hand- 
some in appearance, of superior endowments and high cul- 
ture, courageous and strong of purpose, she went about 
daily doing her duty as she saw it, brooking no opposition 
in its performance; and until the last, in her eighty-first 
year, clear of mind and thought, and in close sympathy 
with the ebb and flow of life and the progress of things, she 
preserved what in all vicissitudes had been characteristic 
of her, a never-failing indomitable spirit, the same as that 
which Lord Lytton immortalized as present to the end in 
the unconquered and unconquerable Armand Richelieu. 

It was a leading thought with her to have her three sons 
a lawyer, a physician and a minister, and having moulded 
their ambitions to that end, she derived great pleasure from 
the fact that her hope was realized, and that each was dis- 
tinguished enough in his profession to appear in "Who's 
Who in America," among the leading men of the Nation. 

Withal the. tributes paid to her husband's mother, Jane 
Pope Mclntyre, as besides brilliant and accomplished, "a 
wife, a mother, a Christian," would equally apply to her. 
She loved her husband with a worshipful and almost 
idolatrous devotion, regarding him always, like an English- 
man traditionally does his King, as one who can do no 
wrong; tov/ards her children, her love was one continuous 
illumination of motherly sacrifice or willingness to sacrifice, 
never dimming, never waning. She was a confirmed mem- 
ber of the Episcopal Church, and from her religion, ex- 

104 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

emplified in many kindly acts, light and comfort came to 

After her husband's death, in 1872, she managed the 
estate, and completed the education of their children; later 
she lived at her home, "Idlewild,"* an attractive cottage in 
a yard banked with flowers, at Sewanee, Tennessee, the 
Alma Mater of her youngest son, Quincy (q. v.), whence 
during each winter she would visit her children in the 
South ; and on one of these perennial visits, March 29, 
1914, at New Orleans, where her two eldest daughters re- 
sided, she fell asleep in death, and was buried beside her 
husband in vSt. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Thibodaux, 
Louisiana. The tombstone inscription to her is a fitting 
memorial : 

"Her life 
'Pure in its purpose and strong in its strife.'" 

*Tlie cottage remains in the family, being the summer home of her son, 
Presley Kittredge Ewing (q. v.)- 






The Kittredge family is noted for its numerous and dis- 
tinguished physicians and surgeons, extending back through 
each generation, and particularly is this true of the family 
in the New England States. In James Thacher's "Medical 
Biography and Memoirs of Eminent Physicians Who Have 
Flourished in America" (published in Boston in 1823), re- 
ferring to Thomas Kittredge, M. D., M. M. S. S., as "a dis- 
tinguished practitioner of surgery and medicine throughout 
the State of Massachusetts," it is said : 

"The family of which he was a member has become so 
distinguished for surgical skill in New England, that in 
many places the name alone is a passport to practice, and 
the number of practitioners of the name is very 

Doctor Oliver Wendell Holmes' portrayal of Dr. Kitt- 
redge, in "Elsie Venner," as the leading and gifted physi- 
cian in the town in which he lived, was the recognition from 
a high source of the name as appropriate for one illustrat- 
ing the ideals of the noble profession. 

The achievements of the Kittredges, however, have not 
been confined to medicine and surgery, but many of the 
family have become distinguished in other pursuits, among 
whom we mention a few, all descended from John Kitt- 
redge, the English emigrant who shared in the founding 
of Billerica, Massachusetts. 

Abbott E. Kittredge, born at Roxbury, Massachusetts, 
July 20, 1834, was graduated from Williams College, and 
became a famous clergyman, being at one time president 
of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America; 
he died December 17, 1912.' 

Alfred B. Kittredge, born Cheshire County, New Hamp- 
shire, March 26, 1861, was graduated from Yale; removed 
to Sioux Falls, and after practicing law there, and holding 
other important offices, was elected and served as United 
States Senator from South Dakota, 1901-1909; he died 

'Who's Who in America, (1903-1905). 
"Who's Who in America, 1912-1913. 


106 The Ewino Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

George Lyman Kittredge, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
graduated from Harvard (A, B.) and University of Chi- 
cago (LL.D.), is Professor of Enghsh at Harvard, Fellow 
of American Academy Arts & Sciences, and author of The 
Mother Tongue (with Sarah Louise Arnold), Words and 
Their Ways in English Speech (with late James K. 
Greenough), and Old Farmer and his Almanack (1905).' 

Henry Grattan Kittredge, born at Claremont, New 
Hampshire, January 22, 1845; son of Thomas B. Kittredge, 
of Keene, New Hampshire ; descendant of Dr. Francis Kitt- 
redge, surgeon in the War of the Revolution (q. v.), was 
educated at Trinity College ; married Worcester, Massa- 
chusetts, October 12, 1870, Martha S. Hodges; he was (in 
addition to other distinctions) a specialist in industrial 
journalism, a famous organizer of textile exhibits, well 
known as a writer and expert on textiles in the United 
States and England, and author of Utilization of Wastes 
and By-Products. He died June 5, 1909.' 

Walter Kittredge, born at Merrimac, New Hampshire, 
October 8, 1834; son of Eri and Lucretia Kittredge, 
graduated from Merrimac Normal Institute; married in 
1861, Annie E. Fairfield, of New Boston, New Hampshire; 
was after 1856 until his death, 1905, a song composer, writ- 
ing words and music of many songs and giving concerts, 
singing his own songs, including "Tenting on the Old Camp 
Ground," and "Scatter the Flowers Over the Gray and the 
Blue," besides a number of others.' 

George Watson Kittredge, born North Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, December 11, 1856; son of Joseph and Henrietta 
Frances (Watson) Kittredge, B. S. from Massachusetts 
Institute Technical (1877); married Georgia Davis, of 
Louisville, Kentucky, October 17, 1888, is a civil engineer 
of rare accomplishments, and after holding other important 
railroad positions, has been since 1906 Chief Engineer of 
the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, and of 
the Terminal Railway of Buffalo, and of the New Jersey 
Shore Line Railroad.* 

Josiah Edwards Kittredge, born Boston, October 12, 
1866; died December 21, 1913; son Josiah (M, D.) and 
Sarah Whiting (French) Kittredge, was graduated from 

nVho's Who in America, 1916-1917. 

-Who's Who in America, 1903-5, and 1914-15. 

^Who's Who in America, 1903-5, and 19L'6-7. 

<Who's Who in America, 1912-13. 

The Ewing Genealogy wrrn Cognate Branches 107 

Yale (A. B.) ; married (first) Emma MacNair, of Grove- 
land, New York (died 1898), and (second) Nettie S. Long, 
of Genesee, New York, December 30, 1903 ; he became a 
distinguished clergyman, filling many important positions.' 

Mabel Hyde Kittredge, born September 19, 1867, Boston; 
daughter Abbott Eliot and Margaret Ann (Hyde) Kitt- 
redge; is distinguished as a sociologist — the Founder and 
President of Practical Housekeeping Centers, New York, 
and the author of Housekeeping Notes (1911).' 

Charmian Kittredge, daughter of Captain Willard Kitt- 
redge, who went from Maine to the West and who was 
Provost Marshal of Salt Lake City (1865-1866), and mar- 
ried her mother, a young poetess of Wisconsin, on his ad- 
venturous journey, is the great granddaughter of Dr. Ken- 
dall Kittredge, born October 19, 1773, in Billerica, Massa- 
chusetts; son of Nehemiah and Mehitable (Dutton) Kitt- 
redge; married at Billerica, February 28, 1770.'' She is now 
living at Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California, and is the 
widow of that inimitable and universally mourned West- 
erner, a child of nature, Jack London, born in San Fran- 
cisco, 1876, author of numerous writings with which the 
public is familiar, including "The Call of the Wild," and 
"John Barleycorn," which we instance as perhaps the best 
known. She, the second wife, is understood to have been 
very congenial with him, he often indicating their closeness 
in calling her "Mate-woman," and "Comrade-wife;" and 
she seems to have caught the vision of his life, and to have 
drunk of his inspiration, for she too has become famous as 
an author, in producing her brilliant book, "The Log of 
the Snark," to which every scion of the Kittredge stock 
may point with just pride. 


was an emigrant from East Suffolk, near Lowestoft, Eng- 
land, sometime prior to 1660, and in that year was one of 
the founders of Billerica, Massachusetts. He married at 
Woburn, Massachusetts, on November 2, 1664, Mary Lit- 
tlefield, who was the daughter of Francis Littlefield and 
his wife Jane Hill, of Woburn, and who was born there 
December 14, 1646.* He died October 18, 1676,' and it is 

lid., 1912-13, and 1914-15. 

2Id., 1914-1915. 

'Records of Rillerica. 

^History of Billerica, Gen. Reg., p. 68. 

»Id., Vol. 1, p. 80. 

108 The Ewinq Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

said there is a tablet to his memory in Bath Cathedral, 
England. Children of the marriage were: 

1. JOHN, born January 24, 1666. 

2. James, born March 21, 1668. 

3. Daniel, born July 22, 1670. 

4. Jonathan, born July 16, 1674. 

5. Benoni (posthumous), born May 2, 1677. 
Lowestoft is a Suffolk seaport on a declivity a hundred 

miles northeast of London, and famous for its herring fish- 
cries and as one of the most fashionable watering places on 
the west coast of England. It became noted in English 
history when, in 1665, the Dutch fleet under admiral Opdam 
was defeated by the Duke of York's fleet. It was at Lowe- 
stoft, in 1784, that John Adams, the first ambassador from 
the United States to England, landed. In the World War 
(1914-1918), Lowestoft had its historic interest much re- 
vived as the result of the unique triple attack on it from 
the Germans by zeppelins, cruisers and undersea craft. 


was the son of John Kittredge and his wife, Mary Little- 
field; he was born in Billerica, January 24, 1666, and mar- 
ried Hannah French of Billerica before Jonathan Danforth, 
junior, on August 3, 1685.'' He died at Billerica, April 2^, 
1714, and she died October 19, 1745.' Children of the mar- 
riage were : 

1. John, born September 14, 1685. 

2. James, born August 22, 1687. 

3. Hannah, born May 4, 1689; died March 21, 1690. 

4. Jacob, born February 15, 1691 ; died August 18, 

5. Hannah, 2nd, born May, 1693. 

6. Joseph, born March 31, 1695. 

7. Jonathan, born January 10, 1697. 

8. William, born February 11, 1699. 

9. Abigail, born November 15. 1700. 

10. Jane, born March 2y, 1703. 

11. Mirah, born February i, 1705; died February 3, 


12. FRANCIS, born October 2^, 1706.' 


was the son of John Kittredge and his wife, Hannah French 

'Records of Billerica, Vol. 1, p. 80. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 109 

(q. v.). He was born October 2j, 1706, at Billerica, and 
married there on August i, 1736. To him and his wife 
Lydia, were born, at Billerica, three sons : 

1. FRANCIS, born July i, 1728. 

2. Josiah, born July 25, 1730; died May, 1744. 

3. Zephaniah, born May 2y, 1732/ 

To them were also born at Tewksbury (which was found- 
ed in 1734, formerly a part of Billerica) : 

4. Lydia, born July 28, 1734, and 

5. Solomon, born June 9, 1736. 

The wife L.ydia, died at Tewksbury, August i, 1736/ 
SOLOMON KiTTREDGE, the son, born as stated, June 9, 1736, 
died August 24, 1792; he settled in Amherst, Massachusetts, 
about 1766; married Tabitha Ingalls, of Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, May 14, 1755, she dying May 8, 1794. He was 
a prominent man in the parish, living in the northwestern 
part. The children of the marriage were : 

(i) Solomon, born in 1755; died in Mt. Vernon, 
October 22, 1845 ; was a Revolutionary soldier. 

(2) Zephaniah, born August 24, 1757; died August 17, 


(3) Tabitha, born July 28, 1758; married Benjamin 

(4) Josiah, born July 26, 1761. 

(5) Phoebe, born June 5, 1763; married Aaron 

(6) Stephen, born June 27, 1765. 

(7) Lydia, born August 29, 1767; married Joshua Kitt- 
redge, November 29, 1787. 

(8) Ingalls, born December 10, 1769. 

(9) Betsy, born September 16, 1771 ; married Mr. 
Wheeler, and died November 9, 1865. 

(10) Peter, born September 25, 1773. 

(11) Asa, dates not known. 

(12) Sally, born April 19, 1779; married Abial Stick- 
ney, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and died August 28, 

ZEPHANIAH KITTREDGE, the grandson, married Elizabeth 
Slickney, of Tewksbur>% who died in Mt. Vernon August 6, 
1851 ; he was a physician and surgeon, and (to use the 
words of the historian) "he was long and favorably known 
as a skillful surgeon and physician." The children of his 

'Records of Billerica. 

^Town Records of Tewksbury. 

110 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

marriage were: ist, Betsy, born May i8, 1782; died August 
5, 1786. 2nd., Nabby, born 1790; married Jesse Smith. 3rd, 
Zephaniah, born September 15, 1785; died August 3, 1873; 
married Mary Wheeler of Hancock, who was born in 
August, 1788, and died February 25, 1880. 4th, Betsy, 
born 1788; died March 5, 1799. 5th, Nancy, born 1790; 
married Uriah Wilkins, and died in Stowe, Vermont, Jan- 
uary 10, 1832, and 6th, Fanny, born 1799; died September 

16, 1821.' 


was the son of Dr. Francis and Lydia Kittredge. He was 
born in a part of Billerica, July i, 1728, afterwards called 
Tewksbury, and died in Walpole, New Hampshire, April 

17, 1808. He married February 20, 1752,' Abigail Richard- 
son of Billerica, daughter of Andrew and Hannah J. Rich- 
ardson, who was born March 6, according to the town 
records, 1725, but according to the tombstone, 1730.' Born 
of this marriage were sixteen children, the youngest re- 
corded being Melicent, born September 30, 1777.' The 
children of this marriage noted in the town records of 
Tewksbury are : 

1. Jesseniah, born March i, 1764; died August 8, 1829; 
married Lydia Newton Bond. 

2. STEPHEN, born January 19, 1766; married Elizabeth 

3. Rhoda, born December 19, 1767; married Amaziah 

4. Achsa, born April 30, 1772; married Job Giddings. 

5. Susanna, born November 29, 1773. 

6. Melicent, born September 30, 1777; married (first) 
Earle Giddings, (second) Jason Beckwith.* 

Other children of this marriage were Paul ; Francis, mar- 
ried, Lucy Crosby ; Molly ; Elizabeth, and Abigail, married 
Zephaniah Kidder.° Of the remaining children, there was 
another Achsa, born June 16, 1770, and died January ^y, 
1771." Three children were Amy, married, Timothy Crosby; 
Rachel, married Mr. Foster, and Lydia, married Mr. 
Mathews.' The remaining child is not accounted for, prob- 
ably died in infancy. 

^History of Amhurst, pp. 661-662. 

^Records and History of Billerica, and Tombstone at Walpole, N. H. 

'Records of Tewksbury. 

^Records of Tewksbury. 

^History of Walpole, N. H. 

"Records of Tewksbury. 

'Nat. No. 101542, N. S. D. A. R., App., Martha Hodges Kittredge Bearce. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches ill 

As explanatory and interesting, we quote from the Wal- 
pole Town History, publisiied in 1880, sub nom. Kittredge, 
Francis, Dr., as follows : 

"It is curious to note how some incident, seemingly trivial 
at the time, and wholly disconnected with what follows, 
changes the whole aspect and condition of an individual's 
future life. Following is a case in point. More than a 
hundred years ago (the precise time not known), one of 
the Bellows family of this town broke his leg, and as sur- 
geons were not plenty in the vicinity, his friends were forced 
to the alternative of sending to Tewksbury, Massachusetts. 
There they found Dr. Francis Kittredge, who came to Wal- 
pole, set the bone, and stayed till his patient was out of 
danger. During his stay, he was persuaded to take up a lot 
of land and remove to Walpole. He selected the farm now 
owned by Charles E. Watkins, which was then an unbroken 
forest. He had by his wife Abigail sixteen children, several 
of them dying in infancy. Dr. Frank, as he was called, was 
a celebrated 'bone setter.' which in those days was a special 
gift. In connection with his son, Jesseniah, the celebrated 
salve, known at the time as 'Kittredge grease' was prepared, 
which was highly valued for its supposed healing properties. 
He was famous, as was also his son Jesseniah, in treatment 
of old sores and chronic complaints in general. How many 
of Dr. Frank's children were born in town, has not been 
ascertained nor how many lived to maturity. Their ages 
are not known, and consequently cannot be methodically 
arranged. He died April 17, 1808, aged 80 years, and she 
died February 15, 181 2, aged 82." 

DR. JESSENIAH KITTREDGE, the son abovc noted, who died 
August 8, 1829, married February 28, 1793, Lydia Newton 
Bond, who was born March 22, 1772, died September 4, 
1837, and was a daughter of Thomas Bond of North Brook- 
field, Massachusetts, and to them were born Lydia Kitt- 
redge, who married Francis Fisher, and the children to her 
by this marriage were Francis K., Horace N., and John H. 
Fisher. Horace N., a soldier, scholar and author of great 
renown, married Kiameche C. Mason, of Charlestown, 
Massachusetts, November 13, 1865,' and from this union 
were born Francis M., Mary L., Sarah G. and Horace C. 

There was also born to Dr. and Mrs. Jesseniah and Lydia 
(Bond) Kittredge a son, Thomas Bond, who was a p hysi- 

'Who's W^ho in America, 1914-1915. 

112 TiiK p:\ving Gknealogy wrrir Cognate Branches 

cian and surgeon, at Keene, New Hampshire, born Feb- 
ruary 17, 1802; died December 8, 1881 ; married October 24, 
1836, Caroline A. Smith, descendant of one of the Colonial 
Governors of Connecticut. A son of this marriage, Henry 
Grattan Kittredge, born January 22, 1841 ; died June 5, 
1909.' He married Martha Sargent Hodges, October 12, 
1870, and from this union were born five children, namely: 
Alice, Isabel, Thomas Bond, Louise, married Samuel B. 
Haynes, West Hartford, Connecticut, and Martha Hodges, 
married Clarence P. Bearce, East Providence, Rhode 
Island. The authors have enjoyed with the two latter an 
interesting correspondence, which bespeaks for them the 
high culture and refinement to be expected from their noble 

The son, Thomas Bond, born March 20, 1878, Reading, 
Massachusetts, died October 14, 1918, at Providence, Rhode 
Island; married Emily Volk, born Hitchcock, Texas, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1889. Issue, a daughter, Arielle, born San An- 
tonio, Texas, November 15, 191 5. The v>'idow, Mrs. Emily 
Volk Kittredge, whom w^e know, is an admirable type of 
fine womanhood, such as might well be selected for alliance 
with the Kittredge family. 

Another son of the marriage of Dr. Jesseniah and Lydia 
Kittredge, was Jesseniah, junior, also a physician and sur- 
geon, born in Walpole, New Hampshire, February 24, 1800; 
died in Waverly, Massachusetts, November i, 1877, who 
married May Bellows Stone (born August 22, 181 1; died 
February 20, 1886), in October, 1833, at Watertown, Massa- 
chusetts, her home; and of him, Thomas Bellows Peck, in 
his w^ork. The Bellows Genealogy, at page 478, observes : 

"Dr. Kittredge belonged to a well known and highly re- 
spected family of physicians, and was the fifth in direct 
line to follow that profession. He was in the sixth genera- 
tion from John Kittredge, the emigrant ancestor, who came 
to this country from Oulton, or Lowestoft, Suffolk County, 
England, and was one of the original settlers, in 1660, of 
Billerica, Massachusetts, living in that part of the town 
which was afterwards set off as Tewksbury. The line of 
descent was through Dr. Jesseniah and Lydia (Bond) Kitt- 
redge, of Walpole; Dr. Francis and Abigail (Richardson) 
Kittredge, of Tewksbury and Walpole; Dr. Francis and 
Lydia Kittredge, of Tewksbury ; Dr. John and Hannah 
(French) Kittredge, of Tewksbury, to John Kittredge, the 

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The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 113 

immigrant, and his wife, Mar}^ Littlefield, from whom all 
of the name of Kittredge in this country are believed to be 
descended. Dr. Kittredge's mother, Lydia Bond, who was 
bom March 22, 1772, and died September 4, 1837, was 
daughter of Thomas Bond, of Brookfield, Massachusetts, 
and was in the fifth generation from William Bond, of 
Watertown, the ancestor of most of the families of Bond 
in New England. His grandfather, Dr. Francis Kittredge, 
removed from Tewksbury to Walpole about 1790,* and 
built and lived in the large Colonial house about two miles 
and a half southeast of the village on what is still sometimes 
called 'Kittredge Hill.' " 

FKANCis, son of Dr. Francis and Abigail Kittredge, who 
himself became a physician and surgeon, was a soldier for 
Independence of the Revolutionar}^ War, bom at Tewks- 
bury, Massachusetts, July 2, 1758, and served three months, 
in 1776, private in Capt. Edward Farmer's Company, Col. 
Jacob Gerrish's Regiment. February 20 to May 20, and for 
six months, 1776, private in Capt. Samuel Tay's Company, 
Col. Jonathan Reed, and for three months, 1777 or 1778, in 
Capt. Edward Farmer's Company, Col. Jonathan Reed, and 
for two months, 1779, surgeon's mate in Capt. Nathaniel 
West's Company on ship "Black Prince," serving in the 
Regiment of Guards at Bunker Hill, and engaging in the 
Penobscot Expedition, and perhaps performing other ser- 
vices.* He died at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, on Novem- 
ber 9, 1837. He was married August 26, 1782. to Lucy 
Crosby, of Amherst, Massachusetts, who died September 
4. 1803. Their children were Francis, born Januar}' 26, 
T783; Paul, born August 26, 1784; Lucy, born September 
17, 1786; Lydia, born August 21, 1788; Susanna, born 
September 8, 1790; Joel, born March 30, 1893, died August 
8, 1793, and Joel Crosby, bom July 31, 1794, died Septem- 
ber 7, 1832.° The son Paul Kittredge, who was also a phy- 
sician and surgeon, was born as stated, August 26, 1784, 
and died August 10, 1845; he married January 17, 1808, 
Rebecca Martin, of W"etherfield, Vermont, by whom he 
had fourteen children, four of them being physicians." 
Under this line, Mrs. Estelle S. (Kittredge) Perham, wife 
of Walter Perham, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been 

•Probably in or before 1784. 

^Records of Mass. Archives, Boston State House, Vol. 19, p. 76; File 29947, 
Revolutionary V^ar, Department of the Interior, T'ension Bureau, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

-Records of Tewksbury. 

114 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

accepted as a member of the National Society of the Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, National Number 22736, 
she being a daughter of Cullen Fordyce and Amy (Hull) 
Kittredge, and her father a son of Dr. Paul and Rebecca 
(Martin) Kittredge, thereby making her a great grand- 
daughter of the Revolutionary soldier, Dr. Francis Kitt- 
redge, and his wife, Lucy Crosby.' 

The subject of this division. Dr. Francis Kittredge, was 
surgeon for the side of the patriots in the War of the 
Revolution, for which see — 

Journal of the Third Provincial Congress of Massa- 
chusetts, page 374. 

Bond's History of Watertown, page 57. 

Hazen's History of Billerica, pages 85, 86. 

Aldrich's History of Walpole, pages 303, 304, 305. 

Under this service by him as hospital surgeon, Mrs. 
Martha Hodges (Kittredge) Bearce has been accepted as a 
member of the National Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, National Number 101542, besides 
quite a number of other descendants, some of whom are 
elsewhere mentioned in that connection. 


wife of Dr. Francis Kittredge, was born at Billerica, Massa- 
chusetts, March 6, according to the town records, 1725, but 
according to the inscription on her tombstone 1730, and died 
February 15, 181 2, at Walpole, New Hampshire. She was 
married February 20, 1752, at or near Billerica, and had 
sixteen children. She was the daughter of Andrew and 
Hannah (Jefts) Richardson, her mother being the daugh- 
ter of Henry Jefts.' 

The Richardsons were one of the earliest and most noted 
of the New England families. 

ANDREW RICHARDSON, father of Abigail, was one of three 
brothers, the other two being Thomas and Jonathan, and 
these are the three brothers mentioned in history as having 
gone in a company of thirty-six soldiers under Capt. John 
Lane to Dunstable and Groton as a "relief," July 4, 1706. 
He (Andrew) was born in Billerica, Massachusetts, June 
16, 1678; married by Joseph Williams, a judicial officer, to 
Hannah Jefts, December 9, 1707; she died October 31, 1749, 

^Application Estelle S. Perham, Nat. No. 22736, N. S. D. A. R. 

'Records of Billerica and Tewksbury, Mass.; Tombstone Inscriptions, 

Kittredge Lot, Walpole, N. H., and John Vinton's Richardson Memorial, 
pp. 513-14. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cogxate Branches 115 

and he on December 23, 1752, in Billerica ; he left a will 
dated December 10, 1750, probated January 15, 1753; he 
lived and died on a farm in the easterly part of Billerica, 
which his father gave him by will dated October 14, 1705. 
Children of this marriage were : i. Andrew, born January 
18, 1709, married Elizabeth Winn of Billerica, December 25, 
1733, having one child, Andrew. 2. Hannah, born July 
7, 1712; married Benjamin Kidder. 3. Phoebe, bom 
March 4, 1716; married Mr. Marshall, having children, 
Isaac, Phoebe and Samuel. 4. Elizabeth, born December 
9, 1719, married John Blanchard. 5. Mary, born May 26, 
1722, married Joseph Danforth. 6. Abigail, bom March 
6, 1725.' 

THOMAS RICHARDSON, the father of Andrew and grand- 
father of Abigail above mentioned, was born in Woburn, 
Massachusetts, October 1645, married Mary Stimpson.' 

THOMAS AND MARY RICHARDSON were the father and 
mother of Thomas and great grandparents of Abigail Rich- 
ardson. This grand-parent, Thomas, who died in Woburn, 
August 28, 165 1, was the youngest of three brothers, 
Ezekiel, Samuel and Thomas, who in co-operation with 
others were the founders of Woburn, and the formation 
therein, in 1641, of a church. Ezekiel, the eldest brother, 
came from England in the fleet with W'inthrop, in 1630, by 
the 6th of July, when fifteen ships of that fleet had arrived. 
It is supposed that the two younger brothers, Samuel and 
Thomas, arrived as much as five years later. This is in- 
dicated by the fact that their names did not appear in a list 
of the inhabitants of Charleston, dated January 9, 1633, 
and the first notice of either is when Mary, the wife of 
Thomas, joined the Church, February 21, 1635. Later, in 
1637, t)0th Samuel and Thomas united with the church 
and received the grant of a house plot, and were admitted 
as freemen of the Colony and made citizens. The children 
of this marriage of the immigrant Thomas with Mary, 
which probably occurred on the eve of their departure from 
England, were: i. Mar>% born at Charleston, baptized 
November 17, 1638; married John Baldwin. 2. Isaac, born 
May, 1643; married Deborah Fuller. 3. thomas, born 
October, 1645; married Mary Stimpson. 4. Ruth, born 
April. 1647. 5- Phoebe, born January, 1648. 6. Nathaniel, 
bom January, 1650; married Mary, whose surname seems 

'John Vinton's Richardson Memorial, pp. 513-14. 
-Jd.. pp. 506-507. 

IIG The Ewing C4enealogy with Cognate Branches 

to have been lost in the charm of the first. These last five 
vi^ere born in Billerica. Ruth or Phoebe, the records leave 
it uncertain which, married Lieutenant Thomas Fuller, of 
England, ancestor of many of the Fullers of Nev/ England. 


was the son of Francis Kittredge and his wife, Abigail 
Richardson, and was born at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, 
January 19, 1766, and died at Walpole, New Hampshire, 
July 25, 1800; he married Elizabeth Eaton in Walpole, New 
Hampshire, on June 16, 1791, the Rev. Thomas Fessenden 

The children of this marrage were : 

1. Stephen, became a physician and surgeon, went to 
Cincinnati, and died early. 

2. Roswell, born May 8, 1793, also a physician and sur- 
geon, who went West and died young. 

3. Susan (Suky), born December 5, 1795. 

4. EBENEZER EATON, born February 3, 1799.' 

The probate records of Cheshire County, at Keene, New 
Hampshire, show that the widow, Elizabeth Eaton Kitt- 
redge, qualified as administratrix of the estate of her de-- 
ceased husband, Stephen Kittredge, August 13, 1800, and 
that she afterwards (some time prior to June 18, 1807) 
married Amos Garnsey, of Westminister, Vermont, which 
is directly across the Connecticut River from Walpole.^ 

From the record of deeds of that county, it appears that 
he (Amos Garnsey) was guardian of the minor children, 
Stephen Roswell, Suky and Ebenezer Eaton, conveying as 
such land of theirs on October 29, 1806,^ for a considera- 
tion of $942, and that he resigned as guardian on May 13, 


wife of Dr. Stephen Kittredge, was born in 1769, probably 
at Hampton Falls or Candia, New Hampshire, and died in 
the West in 1853; she was married, as stated, (first) to 
Dr. Stephen Kittredge, June 16, 1791, and (second) to 
Amos Garnsey. Her parents were Ebenezer Eaton and his 
wife, Anne Brown, who were married at Kensington, New 
Hampshire, by the Rev. Jeremiah Fogg, on June 9, 1762.° 

'Records and Hist, of Walpole, N. H. 

2 Id. 

^Probate Records of Cheshire County, Keene, N. H. 

^Records of Deeds, Vol. 50, p. 347, Cheshire Co., N. H. 

■'Registry of Deeds, Id. 

■^Department of Vital Statistics, Concord, N. H. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 117 

EBENEZER EATON, the father, was born at Hampton Falls, 
April lo, 1735, son of John and Hannah (Fowler) Eaton, 
and died at Walpole, New Hampshire, August 27, 1805. He 
married (first) Anne Brown as above stated, and (second) 
Comfort Emerson, in Walpole, New Hampshire, Novem- 
ber 10, 1793.' Children by his marriage with Anne Brown 
were: Eliphalit, eldest son, married about 1792, Elizabeth 
being his wife's first name; Elizabeth, born 1769; Josiah, 
married Zeruah Robinson, in Walpole, New Hampshire, 
April 23, 1809; Abigail, dates not known; Calvin, born 
1786; died March 4, 1809.' There were probably other 

The father, Ebenezer Eaton, was a Revolutionary sol- 
dier, ranking corporal, in the cause of Independence; he 
was a corporal in Capt. Joshua Bailey's Company, Col. 
Thomas Stickney's Regiment, General Stark's Brigade of 
New Hampshire Militia, which marched from Hopkinton, 
July, 1777, and joined the Northern Continental Army, and 
he participated in the engagement in which the company 
took part on July 22, of that year.' He probably otherwise 
served in the great struggle for freedom. His removal to 
Cheshire County, New Hampshire, in or near Walpole, was 
probably after the close of the Revolutionary war, as indi- 
cated by the records of family events. 

ANNE BROWN, the first wife of Ebenezer Eaton, and 
mother of Elizabeth Eaton, was born at Kensington, New 
Hampshire, March 15, 1743; died in or near Walpole, New 
Hampshire, between 1786 (the year of her youngest child's 
birth) and 1793 (the year of her surviving husband's second 
marriage). Her lineage comes through many prominent 
families of New Egland ; she was the daughter of Nehemiah 
Brown and Anne Longfellow, who were married January 
26, 1738, at Kensington, New Hampshire. Anne Longfel- 
low, born August 2, 1719, was the daughter of Nathan 
Longfellow and his wife, Mary Green, who were married 
May 28, 1713. Mary Green, born April 15, 1701, at Hamp- 
ton, New Hampshire, was the daughter of John Green and 
his wife, Abiel Marston, who were married December 23, 
1695. Abiel Marston, born April 12, 1677, at Hampton, 
New Hampshire, was the daughter of Ephraim Marston 
(born December 2, 1654, son of Thomas Marston), and his 

^Records of Walpole, N. H. 


•'N. H. Revolutionary Rolls, at Concord, Vol. 2, p. 182. 

118 The Ewinq Genealogy wmi Cognate Bbanohes 

wife, Abiel Sanborn, who were married February 3, 1666. 
Abiel Sanborn was the daughter of Jabez Sanborn and 
Abiah Masten, who married December 29, 1716, groom 
nineteen years and bride fourteen years of age.* 

Other children bom to Nathan and Mary (Green) Long- 
fellow were: Jonathan, born May 23, 1714; Samuel, born 
May 8, 1716; Jacob, born July 20, 1722; Sewall, born 
October 6, 1724; Abigail, born February 5, 1726; Nathan, 
born June 8, 1729, and Green, born April 5, 1731. 

Other children born to John and Abiel (Marston) 
Green were: Jeremiah, born November 26, 1697; Abraham, 
bom August 28, 1707; John, born March i, 1710; Phoebe, 
born June 19, 1715; Anna, bom May 18, 1718. 

Other children born to Ephraim and Abiel (Sanbom) 
Marston were: John, born February 11, 1680; Thomas, 
born July 14, 1687; Jeremiah, bom November 5, 1691, and 
Ephraim, born July 14, 1687.' 

*We have conformed the early dates to the present reckoning of time, 
instead of commencing the year at March 25, as was in some instances done 
before 1752. 

'Department of Vital Statistics, Concord, N. H. 





the son of Stephen Kittredge and his wife, Elizabeth Eaton, 
was born in Walpole, New Hampshire, February 3, 1799; 
was qualified to practice in medicine and surgeiy, then went 
to Mississippi, going on a flat boat from Cincinnati down 
the Mississippi river; he settled in Jefferson County in that 
State, and shortly afterwards obtained his medical degree 
and diploma as physician and surgeon. He was profession- 
ally called by Mrs. Elizabeth Green, widow of Everard 
Green, to "Gayosa," their family home, and there met the 
daughter, Martha Wills Green, whom he soon after mar- 
ried, October 5, 1820, the marriage license being issued 
October 3, 1820.' 

We pause here for a bit of romance : It is a tradition 
in the family, well recognized, that the mother of Martha 
Wills Green (Mrs. Elizabeth Kirkland Green) fiist saw 
Dr. Kittredge at Washington, in Jefferson County, Miss- 
issippi, where he had located, and was so impressed with 
his appearance, that she inquired who he was. The answer 
came: "A young Yankee doctor who has just hung out his 
shingle." To which she replied : "Well, I like his looks, 
like the way he moves; he is smart, I see that." Not long 
after, when a doctor was needed in her home, she sent for 
him ; then followed his courtship of Martha Wills, at that 
time a slip of a girl, and later his proposal of marriage to 
her. The marriage was opposed pretty generally by her 
relatives, probably because of the prejudice among the aris- 
tocratic families of the South in its early days agamst matri- 
monial alliances with new arrivals from families of the 
North. The mother, however, was very friendly to the 
marriage, discerning, no doubt, the merit and strong char- 
acter, and foreseeing the success, of the expectant groom. 
The climax of her argument was, "If he ever gets drowned, 
there will be no use looking for him down stream" — mean- 
ing, of course, that he would never "go with the current." 

About 1828, Dr. Kittredge removed with his family to 
Assumption Parish, Louisiana, near Napoleonville, being a 

^Record Book of Marriage Licenses, Jefferson Co., Miss., from 1805 to 
1827, p. 158. 


120 The Ewing Genealogy wrrii Cognate Branches 

pioneer in that section, where he acquired what afterwards 
became one of the most magnificent sugar plantations in 
the State, which he called "Elm Hall," and where he con- 
structed a mansion home that remained the residence of 
the family during his life and until long after his death. He 
was one of the wealthiest of the Louisiana planters, eminent 
in his profession, and honored and esteemed by all. 

His elegant home was the center of education, culture, 
and refinement. When Dr. Kittredge and his gifted son, 
Joseph Kirkland, were surrounded by the former's bril- 
liant sons-in-law, Fayette Clay Ewing, George Wesley 
Race, George W. Jones, Joseph B. Whittington and Robert 
N. Sims, all scholars and wits, there was an assembly of 
men, flashing out fires of intellect, rarely witnessed in 
any home — all possessed of grace and charm of manner, 
handsome and commanding in appearance, and gifted with 
a fluency and resource of conversation at once attractive, 
interesting and ornate. 

Dr. Kittredge (E. E.) died October 19, 1867, at his sum- 
mer home, Winchester Springs, Tennessee, lamented by 
numerous relatives and friends, especially in the East, and 


(wife of Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge) was born at 
"Gayosa" December i, 1804; died November 18, 1836, at 
"Elm Hall." She is buried in the family vault at Napoleon- 
ville, Louisiana, in the cemetery of the Episcopal Church 
which was built by her husband, and the Rector of which 
at this Avriting is her grandson, the Rev. Quincy Ewing. 
She was a very beautiful woman, of patrician cast, as may 
readily be seen from her accompanying picture. 

Issue of Dr. Kittredge's marriage with Martha Wills 
Green, his first wife : 

1. Elizabeth Eaton, born March 9, 1822, in Jefferson 
County, Mississippi; died August 31, 1847, ^t "Elm Hall," 
Assumption Parish, Louisana. She married Edmund Par- 
sons Dwight, a lawyer then practicing in New Orleans, 
Louisiana. No issue survived her. 

2. Mary Louise, born October 11, 1825, in Jefferson 
County, Mississippi ; died at "Glenwood," Assumption 
Parish, Louisiana, February 3, 1887. She was much be- 
loved for her kind acts and broad sympathies by all who 
knew her, and her funeral, preceded at her special request 


TuE EwixG Genealogy wrru Cognate Branches 121 

by a band of music, was generally attended by the people 
of that section regardless of race or creed. It was indeed 
a day of universal mourning. She was married on April 3, 
1844, by the Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, to George Washington 
Jones (son of John and Marion Jones,) born June 5, 181 7, 
in Ohio; died at "Glenwood," Assumption Parish, Lou- 
isiana, March 25, 1889; he was one of the most highly 
esteemed sugar planters of that part of the State. Issue of 
their marriage : 

(i) Cora Wills, who was a brilliant belle of New 
Orleans society, was born February 6, 1845; ^^^^ i" Chi- 
cago, Illinois, October, 1899; married at "Glenwood" Jan- 
uary 25, 1872, to Walter F. Moring, born Amelia Court- 
house, Virginia, 1842; died Chicago, Illinois, June 25, 1886. 
Issue: ist. ^'George Race, born January 24, 1873; married 
June 21, 1898, in Chicago, Illinois, Fanny Pendleton Whit- 
ten, born December 12, 1876, in Covington, Kentucky; died 
June II, 1914, in New York City. Children: George P., 
born in Chicago, Illinois, April 8, 1899, and Dorothy, born 
in Chicago, August 5, 1900. 2nd. Cora Martha, born in 
Chicago, January 27, 1879, married in Napoleonville, Lou- 
isiana, November 21, 1900, Weaker Irving Barton, born in 
Louisiana in about the year 1863; died December 23, 1906, 
in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Children: Walter Irving, 
born August 23, 1901, and Cora Moring, born July 31, 
1906, both in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. 

(2) Stephen, died when five years old. 

(3) Elizabeth Clarendon, born December 16, 1848; 
married (first) April 3, 1869, William Sims, a Captain in 
the C. S. A., and later a prominent lawyer of Napoleon- 
ville, Louisiana, born in 1838; died at "Glenwood," Septem- 
ber 8, 1876, and (second) she married on June 2, 1897, at 
Gonzales, Texas, Edward Pugh Munson, born September 
16, 1853; died June 25, 1911, at "Glenwood." She is a 
lady of rare scholarly attainments, of imposing appearance 
and charming personality, and was on December 13, 1916, 
accepted as a member of the National Society of the Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, National Number 126582, 
with two bars, ancestors Francis Kittredge, surgeon, and 
Col. Thomas M. Green (q. v.), but entitled to a third bar, 
ancestor Corporal Ebenezer Eaton (q. v.). No issue by 
her second marriage; by the first the following: ist, Mary 

"Italics are sometimes used for ready reference to great grandchildren. 

122 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Louise (Loulie), born February 21. 1870; married in Hous- 
ton, Texas, December 31, 1888, George Burgess, of Gon- 
zales, Texas, born in Wharton County, Texas, September 
21, 1861, and a member of the United States House of 
Representatives for sixteen consecutive years. 2nd. George 
William, a physicion and surgeon, born December 26, 1871 ; 
died September 16, 1915; married January i, 1906, his 
cousin, Olivia Amanda Kittredge. No issue. Dr. Sims 
was a self made man, and by his own efforts succeeded in 
educating himself, being graduated from the Gross Medical 
College, of the Rocky Mountain University, at Denver, 
Colorado, Class of 1897; he practiced his profession for a 
short time at Denver, then moved to Texas, practiced at 
Kerrville; was assistant surgeon in the war with Spain 
(1898), of Third Texas Infantry, serving at Camp Mabry, 
Austin, Texas, at Fort Clark, Texas, and at Fort Mcintosh, 
Laredo, Texas; was special examiner, appointed by the 
War Department, in mustering out the Third Infantry 
(1899); was appointed, on recommendation of United 
States Army officers. Contract Surgeon (1899), and 
ordered to the Phillipines, whither he went on the trans- 
port Morgan City, having a journey of great peril and nar- 
row escape. In 1906, after the marriage noted, he took a 
post-graduate course at the Polyclinic Department of the 
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, then removed 
to Texas, and practiced at Karnes City and Falls City until 
1910, when he went to San Antonio, and there practiced 
until his death. He was a close student of "Anaesthesia," 
and wrote an exhaustive work on "Psycho-Dynamics;" he 
was, shortly before his death, nominated by the People's 
Municipal League, of San Antonio, Texas, for Commis- 
sioner of Sanitation and Parks and Public Property, but 
after an exciting race was defeated. 

3RD. WILLIAM NICHOLS, bom March 10, 1873; died 
July 10, 1885. 

4TH. RUFFiN MORiNG, born November 20, 1875; died 
in Houston, Texas, August 2, 1891. 

(4) Kate Josephine, a first honor graduate of the 
Locquet Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, and a highly 
cultivated musician, was born November 14, 1852; died 
September 6, 1905; married at "Glenwood" in 1878 to 
William Henry Gibson, of Brooklyn, New York, bom 1844; 
died 1884, in New York. Issue: Ethel May Gibson, born 
August 5, 1880, now residing in Mount Vernon, New York. 

The Ewing Genealogy wrrn Cognate Branches 123 

(5) Evelyn, distinctive in her aptitude for mathematics 
and practical business, and her optimistic qualities, was 
born October 4, 1855; married July 7, 1881, to John B. 
Foley, of Assumption Parish, Louisiana, born July 2^, 
1854; died December 14, 1910. Issue: ist. W'xlliard Jones, 
born June 13, 1882; married October 14, 1908, Gertrude A. 
Askev^, of Minnesota Junction, Wisconsin. One child, Wil- 
lard Jones, born September 12, 1909. 2nd. John B., Jr., 
born May 5, 1886; died December 9, 1886. 3rd. Evelyn 
FJodxe, bom December 5, 1887; married June 18, 1913, 
William Whitmell Pugh, physician and surgeon, of As- 
sumption Parish. Their children, William Whitmell, junior, 
born March 25, 1914, and John Foley, born December 12, 
T915. 4th. Arthur Moring, born August 28, 1889, He en- 
tered the service as a volunteer, September, 191 7, in the 
War with Germany ; went into the training camp at Camp 
Lee, Virginia, in January, 1918, and was recommended for 
commission as Second Lieutenant, but before receiving it, 
was sent across as master engineer of the Corps of Civil 
Engineer, and served to the end of the war. 5th. Kirkland 
Green, bom August 4, 1892; died same date. 6th. Mary 
Louise, born February 14, 1896. 

(6) Isabel, remarkable for her classic beauty, was born 
July 31, 1857, at "Glenwood;" died November 16, 1898, 
at San Antonio, Texas; married at "Glenwood" December 
7, 1882, to Judge John Warner Johnson, born August 2, 
1830, at Bridgeport, West Virginia. One child, Loula 
Belle, born Houston, Texas, February 28, 1884; married 
January 4, 1907, at "Glenwood" Charles Williard Black, of 
Cincinnati, Ohio, born January 25, 1879. Their children: 
Virginia Louise, born December 8, 1910, and Barbara, born 
May 24, 1913, both at Los Angeles, California. 

(7) Nellie May, a woman of great energy and mas- 
culine force of character, was bom May 3, 1859; died June 
21, 1895; married April 28, 1881, Edward Pugh Munson, 
of Assumption Parish, Louisiana, who after her death mar- 
ried Elizabeth Clarendon (Jones) Sims (q. v.). He was 
born September 16, 1853; died June 25, 1911. Issue: ist. 
Olivia, born in April, 1882, married March, 1914, her cousin 
Ephraim Ewing (q. v.) ; child, Olivia, born December 28, 
1915. 2nd. Nellie May, bom September 8, 1883; married 
October 2, 1907, Aubrey Bartlett, born about 1877, of New 
Orleans, Louisiana. Children, Nellie May, bom August 5, 
1908, Cosame Julian, born July i, 1913, Olivia, born 

124 The Ewixg Genealogy wrni Cognate Branches 

October 15, 191 1, and Walter, born Februar>', 191 5. yd. 
Lilian Kittredge, born November 24, 1886; married March 
10, 1909, Clarence Clifford Barton of Assumption Parish, 
Louisiana, born in 1887. Children: Lilian M., born May 
2"/, 1910; Rebecca, born April 13, 1912; Elizabeth, bom 
May 13, 1914, and Flora, born December i, 1915. 4th. 
Myrtle, born December 21, 1889; married June 11, 191 1, 
to her cousin, Presley Kittredge Ewing 11, born July 11, 
1891. Children: Mrytle, born March 15, 1912; Presley 
Kittredge III, born August 13, 1914, and Fayette Clay, born 
November 5, 1913. 5th. Stephen Clarendon, born Septem- 
ber 28, 1892; married April 28, 1917, Adele Pratt, daughter 
of Dr. George Pratt, of New Orleans, Louisiana. 6th. 
Edward Preston, born July 26, 1894; married February 17, 
191 7, Gertrude Graner. 

He, Edward P. Munson, husband of Nellie May, was a 
man of remarkable business capacity, and was one of the 
wealthiest and most highly esteemed sugar planters of 

(8) Florence Olivia, possessed of a rare and beautiful 
voice, was born January i, 1861 ; died July 31, 1901 ; mar- 
ried James J. McConnell, M. D., of Georgia ; died 1903 ; no 

(9) Lilian, the prototype of her beautiful grandmother 
(q. v.), was born August 13, 1862; died December 8, 1897; 
married August, 1890. Children: ist. Emma Lucile, born 
April 12, 1891 ; married May i, 1914, Arthur Boyd Reese, 
born November 10, 1881. Child: Arthur Boyd, Jr., born 
November 30, 191 5. 2nd. Lilian Mary Louise Jamison, 
born July 15, 1896. 

(10) GEORGE wiLLARD, M. D., bom July 21, 1865; died 
May 9, 1899; he married Rosa Lee Dickson; no issue. 

3. Orvilie Milo, born December 26, 1827; died October 
16, 1829. 

4. Joseph Kirkland Green, born October 4, 1830; died 
September 17, 1897; married Fannie Mary Ivy on Decem- 
ber 4, 1866. He was graduated from Harvard, Class 1851, 
which became famous for having produced from its sixty- 
four members eleven distinguished professors. Issue : 

( 1 ) Ivy, a lawyer, of New Orleans, Louisiana ; married 
Marietta Larousini, having a child, Frances. 

(2) Willoughby Eaton, a physician and surgeon, of 
Napoleonville, Louisiana; married ist. a widow, Marie 
(Fouche) Girard, who died September 17, 1915. Issue: 



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The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branxhes 125 

a son Willoughby. He married (second) Corinne (Suchon) 
Hodges, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Suchon, in New 
Orleans, Louisiana, March 14, igiy. 

(3) OHvia Amanda, married her cousin, George Will- 
iam Sims (q. v.) ; no issue. 

5. ELIZA JOSEPHINE, wife of Fayette Clay Ewing, M. D. 
(q. v.). 

6. Olivia Corinna, born October 6, 1835; died October 
15, 1916, while residing at her picturesque home, Sewanee, 
Tennessee; she was a scholarly and highly cultured woman; 
the widow of George Wesley Race, born April 2y, 1821, 
died June 17, 1881, who was a distinguished lawyer of New 
Orleans, Louisiana, and a member of the noted firm of 
Race, Foster & E. T. Merrick ; her marriage to him was at 
"Elm Hall," April 19, 1855. The issue of this m.arriage 
were five promising children, who all died in childhood, 
the first not named, and the others, Stephen Kittredge, 
Corinna Elizabeth, George Eaton, and Fannie Louise. 

This daughter, Olivia Corinna (Kittredge) Race, was a 
member of the National Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, National Number 125569, entitled to 
two bars, applications having been granted under two an- 
cestors, original under Surgeon Francis Kittredge, M. D., 
and supplemental under soldier. Col. Thomas M. Green, 
husband of Martha Wills* (q. v.). Copies of these appli- 
cations which may be obtained, at a cost of twenty-five 
cents each, along with blank applications, from the Regis- 
trar General of the National Society, Daughters of Ameri- 
can Revolution, Continental Memorial Hall, Washington, 
Districtof Columbia, will be useful as guides in preparing 
applications for membership by descendants of Dr. Ebenezer 
Eaton Kittredge or of Col. Thomas M. Green. 


Three years after the death of his first wife, Martha 
Wills Green, Dr. Kittredge, on September 20, 1839, 


born in Illinois, December 15, 1819, then of New Orleans, 
Louisiana; died February 26, 1889; she was a very lovable 
character, and highly esteemed by all who knew her for 
her many splendid qualities of noble womanhood. The 
issue of this marriage : 

*She was also entitled to a third bar, under Corporal Ebenezer Eaton. 

126 TiiE EwiNG Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

I. Mary Ann, noted in the family for her strength of 
character and fixed convictions, was born October 29, 
1840, at "Elm Hall;" died September 19, 1915; married 
(first) April 11, 1861, Joseph Benson Whittington, born 
September 20, 1836; died November 12, 1884; he was a 
prominent lawyer of New Orleans, Louisiana, and after- 
wards of Napoleonville, Louisiana; she married (second) 
on February 27, 1889, at Areola, Louisiana, W. S. Goodwin, 
of Kansas City, Missouri, who died April 10, 1895. No is- 
sue of this latter marriage, but by her first marriage the 
issue was, as follows : 

(i) Joseph Kittredge, born March 26, 1864; married 
October 15, 1888, Marie de Gravelle, of Patterson, I^u- 
isiana, born December 19, 1863; died January 13, 1902. 
Children: St. Clair Joseph, born August 30, 1889; Gladis 
lone, born September 30, 1891 ; Mary Jessie, bom October 
19, 1893; Leila Marie, born April 12, 1895, died April 19, 
1896; Lucille Marie, born September 27, 1896; Marion 
Elizabeth, born January 22, 1898; Mary Adele, born Dec .r.- 
ber 15, 1900, and Joseph Kittredge, junior, bom December 
IS, 1900. 

(2) Harry Kirkland, bom July 19, 1867; married 
October 6, 1897, DoUie Belle Splane, of Washington, Lou- 
isiana, bom April 22, 1867. Children : Harry Kirkland, 
junior, bom September 14, 1898; Mary Belle, bom Novem- 
ber 3, 1901 ; died February 25, 1902, and Mildred Louise, 
born May 2y, 1903. 

(3) Mary Louise, born October 19, 1869; died August 
18, 1901 ; married January 27, 1897, Robert L. Baker, of 
Hazelhurst, Mississippi, bom October 28, 1868, now a 
sugar planter of Assumption Parish, near Napoleonville. 
Louisiana. Children : Joseph Kittredge, bom October 1 5, 
1897; Ralph Douglas, born November 10. 1898, and Mary- 
Louise, born August 9, 1901. 

(4) Bessie Kittredge, born June 21, 1873; died Febru- 
ary I, 1916; married June 17, 1899, William M. Crawford, 
merchant, of Washington, Louisiana, born May 4, 1863. 
Children: William Benson, born April 14, 1900; Louise 
Whittington, bom April 14, 191 1, died April 14, 191 1, and 
Mary Delia, born April 26, 1912. 

(5) Marion Wilmer, born March 24, 1875; married 
June 22, 1908, Douglas Eldridge Rivers, of New Orleans, 
Louisiana, bom September 3, 1875. Children: Bessie 
Whittington, born May 20, 1909; Enid Louise, bora Decem- 

TiiE EwiNG Genealogy wmi Cognate Branches 127 

ber Q-j, 1910, died July 25, 19 12; Lena Marie, born Septem- 
ber 26, 1912, died November 22,, 1912; Douglas Eldridge, 
junior, born June 2, 19 14, and MoUie Kittredge, born July 

12, 1915. 

2. Henry Eaton, born at "Elm Hall" July 12, 1842; 
died at Glasgow, Kentucky, October 19, 1862. 

3. Jessie Amanda, of the attractive Saxon type of 
beauty, was born at "Elm Hall," January 6, 1845; died at 
Jackson, Tennessee, December 3, 1883; married October 

13, 1869, Edward Benton McNeil, a Baptist minister, born 
August 13, 1837; died August 1904, at Jackson, Tennessee. 
Issue of this marriage: 

(i) Eaton Kittredge, a physician and surgeon, born at 
Winchester Springs, Tennessee, October 9, 1868, now of La 
Mesa, New Mexico. 

(2) Edward Benton, Junior, a lawyer, born at Long- 
view, Mississippi, November 28, 1869; died at El Paso, 
Texas, August 14, 1908. 

(3) Walter Anderson, a lawyer and real estate broker 
of San Antonio and Mercedes, Texas, born at Longview, 
Mississippi, December 22, iSy2. 

(4) Harr}^ Pendleton, born at Longview, Mississippi, 
December 26, 1873, now a farmer at La Feria, Texas. 

(5) Lessie Benning, born at Longview, Mississippi. 
August 6, 1875; died a few weeks later. 

(6) Robert Irving, a physician and surgeon of El Paso, 
Texas, born at "Elm Hall," January 24, 1877; rnarried in 
Washington, District of Columbia, June 10, 1908, Eliza- 
beth Keeling, born in Memphis, Tennessee, May 15, 1885. 
Children, Robert Irving, junior, born at El Paso, Texas, 
July 21, 1913, and Mary Elizabeth, born at El Paso, Texas, 
May 20, 1916. 

(7) Percy Rutledge, born at Jackson, Tennessee, Nov- 
ember 30, 1883; died February 2^, 1909. 

4. Emma, a beautiful and buoyant girl, of marked ex- 
ecutive ability, was born at "Elm Hall" July 16, 1847; <^ic<l 
in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, July 9, 191 1; married March 
30, 1869, Robert Nicholls Sims, a lawyer of distinguished 
ability, born February 22, 1841 ; died May 27, 1899. Issue 
of this marriage, as follows : 

( I ) Robert Nicholls Sims, who has held high official 
positions in Louisiana, including Bank Examiner, his pres- 
ent position; he was born November 28, 1870, in Ascen- 
sion Parish, Louisiana; married April 30, 1891, Jaunita 

128 The Ewtnq Gexealogy wrrn Cognate Braxciies 

Dalferes (De Alverez), born January lo, 1872, in Ascen- 
sion Parish, Louisiana. Children: ist. Harry Vernon, 
born February 11, 1892, went to Bingham School, North 
Carolina, two years ; was graduated from Louisiana State 
University, class 1910-1911, and from Tulane Medical 
School, 191 5, and was Interne of the Charity Hospital, New 
Orleans, Louisiana. He volunteered in the War with Ger- 
many, and became captain, serving as physician of 2nd Bat- 
talion, 5th Regiment Marines, 2nd Division. 2nd. Raton 
Kittredge, born December 19, 1893; died August 10, 1894. 
3rd. Nita, born March 9, 1895, in Ascension Parish, Lou- 
isiana, a graduate with high honors from Washington 
Seminary, Washington, District of Columbia, and remark- 
ably attractive and accomplished. She is a member of the 
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion (National Number 1 26109), with two bars, being for 
Surgeon Francis Kittredge, and Corporal Ebenezer Eatc n ; 
and under these ancestors, we may here observe, all female 
descendants, as much as eighteen years old, of Dr. Ebenezer 
Eaton Kittredge, regularly connecting with either of his 
marriages, are eligible to this society. She (Nita Sims) 
married on November 22, 1916, Hopkins Payne Brea;^eale, 
a lawyer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, born October 16, 
1886, son of Hopkins Payne Breazeale and Camilla Lachs; 
he is a graduate of Yale, and the scion of a noted family 
of lawyers, including his father and three uncles, Ross 
Breazeale, of New Orleans, Louisiana; Drew B. Breazeale, 
of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and Phanor P. Breazeale, form- 
erly a United States Congressman. He also volunteered for 
service in the World War, serving with the 358th Infantry, 
90th Division, and was promoted to the captaincy "for gal- 
lantry in action" during the offensives in September, 191 8. 

(2) Eaton Kittredge, physician and surgeon, of Don- 
aldsonville, Louisiana, born August 8, 1872; married July 
30, 1896, Alice Kline, born February i, 1878, died August 

15, 1914; he married (second) December 7, 1915, Dorothy 
Prosser. Children of first marriage : Eaton Kittredge, 
born October 11, 1897; Christian Kline, bom November 

16, 1899; Robert Nicholls, born November 12, 1901, 
drowned February 13, 1910, and Alice, born August 2. 

(3) Marguerite, born May 10, 1874; died December 
29, 1874. 

(4) Francis Kelly, born October i, 1875; married 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 129 

(first) January 20, 1903, Lavinia Barton. Children: Lavinia, 
bom September 5, 1904, and Grace, born December 16, 
1901. Separated 1908, divorced 1910; married (second) 
191 1, Ernestine Courreges. Children: Ernestine, born 
January 15, 1912; Emma Kittredge, born December j8, 
1913, and Francis Kelly, junior, born August 3, 191 5. 

(5) Harry Vernon born August 4, 1877; died January 
19, 1888. 

(6) Emma, born September 11, 1878; married April 
25, 1906, Arthur Crownover, an eminent lawyer of Win- 
chester, Tennessee, born November 16, 1874, son of Wil- 
liam Crownover, a farmer, and great grandson of Joseph 
Crownover, a Revolutionary soldier of Virginia. He is a 
graduate of the University of the South, at Sewanee, 
Tennessee, where he took the highest rank in the law de- 
partment. He has been favorably mentioned for Governor 
of the State. Children: Arthur, born September 2j, 1907; 
Emma, born December 18, 1909; Robert NichoUs Sims, 
born January 15, 1912, and Margaret Heloise, born Febru- 
ary 7, 1914. 

(7) Ann E., born October 25, 1881 ; married June 17, 
1908, Llewellyn Alexander Williams, now of Crowley, Lou- 
isiana. Children, Anne A., born May 25, 1909; Llewellyn 
Alexander, born September 19, 1910, and Sims Cunning- 
ham, born July 30, 1912. 

(8) Heloise, born August 12, 18S3; married December 
5, 1905, Granville D. Bentley, a journalist of Donaldson- 
ville, Louisiana. 

5. Francis Robert, born at "Elm Hall" December 17, 
1849; di^d St. Claire Plantation, Louisiana, June 2, 1902, 
unmarried and without issue. 

6. Lucie Estelle, very popular in society, winning and 
winsome, was born at "Elm Hall," January 17, 1853; died 
at Jackson, Mississippi, September 9, 1918; married March 
24, 1881, Elijah Donald Barton, born Orange County, North 
Carolina, November 10, 1829, died St. James Parish, Lou- 
isiana, June 1-8, 1895. Issue : 

(i) Bonnie Carrie, born at "Elm Hall," Januarv 9, 

(2) Robert Ruff in, born St. James Parish, Louisiana, 
January 15, 1883; married Rutli Adele Potts, May 25, 
T908. at Chehalis, Washington. Children: ist. Robert 
Ruffin, born at Jackson, Mississippi, August 25, 1910. 2nd. 
Elijah Donald, born at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14, 1912. 

130 The Ewing Genealogy wnn Cognate Bbanches 

(3) Sallie, born St. James Parish, Louisiana, July 17, 

(4) Frank Kittredge, born St. James Parish, Louisiana, 
August 23, 1886. 

7. Carrie, remarkably gifted as a vocalist, was Ix^rn at 
"Elm Hall," March 21, 1855; died June 11, 1890; married 
at "Elm Hall" March 21, 1876, Carroll Barton, born Nov- 
ember 12, 1853, died June 12, 1906. Issue: 

(i) Carroll, junior (first), born July 31, 1877; died 
August I, 1880. 

(2) Clara Smith, born April 5, 1880; married Septem- 
ber 15, 1903, Wharton Green, born October 17, 1879. 
Children: Margaret Barton, born Washington, District of 
Columbia, May 8, 1905; Clarissa Packard, born East 
Orange, New Jersey, June 28, 1908, and Wharton, junior, 
born East Orange, December 19, 1910. 

(3) Maud Ethel and Ashton Clifford (twins), born 
August 28, 1883; died former, September 11, 1883, and 
latter, September 18, 1883. 

(4) Samuel Kennedy, born September 15, 1882; died 
December i, 1908, at Jackson, Mississippi. 

(5) Clifton Ivy, born December 3, 1884; died April 
16. 1885. 

(6) Arvon Allen, born November 4, 1886; died March 
15, 1887. 

(7) Carrie Kittredge, born at Magnolia Plantation, 
December 18, 1887; married July 18, 1906, Charles Man- 
ship Gordon, born at Jackson, Mississippi, November 4, 
1883, died October 23, 1910. Children: Carolyn Barton, 
born May 5, 1907 ; Charles Manship, born December 2^, 
1909. She married (second) December 2T„ 1916, f.ogan 
Haynes McLean. 

(8) Carroll Barton, junior (second), born June Q, 
1890; married in Jackson, Mississippi, October 18, 191 1, 
Margaret Wharton Green, born December 6, 1889. 
Child: Margaret Green, born January 2, 1913. 

8. Tola, in personal attractiveness much like her sister 
Jessie, was bom at W^inchestor Springs, Tennessee, Septem- 
ber t6, 1859; died in Memphis, Tennessee, May 17, 1903. 
She was married October 6, 1885, to Lucius T. M. Canada, 
born July 12, 1861, a prominent lawyer of Memphis, 
Tennessee. Issue: A son. Barton Kittredge, born Febru- 
ary 13, 1891. 

9. Oena, the sturdiest and most practical of the daugh- 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 131 

ters, was bom at "Elm Hall," April 18, 1862, afterwards 
of New Orleans, Louisiana; married at "Elm Hall," Feb- 
ruary 23, 1882, Herbert William Barton, a sugar planter, 
bom November 29, 1858, in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 
died in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9, 1902. Issue 
of this marriage, as follows : 

(i) Norwood Packard, born November 28, 1882, in 
Assumption Parish, Louisiana; married January 20, 1909, 
Ellen (Nellie) McDermott, born August 3, 1885, in New 
Orleans, Louisiana. Children: ist. Norwood Packard, 
junior, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 4, 1910; 
2nd. William Andrezv, bom in Mercedes, Texas, December 

31. 1913- 

(2) Mabel Lee, born in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 
July 12, 1884; married May 28, 1908, in Crowley, Lou- 
isiana, James Dickerson Carlton, of that town, who was 
born in Hardin County, Kentucky, July 7, 1878. 

(3) Ethel May, born in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 
September 12, 1885, afterwards of New Orleans, 

(4) Maude Marion, born in Assumption Parish, Lou- 
isiana, July 8, 1889, afterwards of New Orleans, Louisiana. 

(5) Herbert William, junior, born in Terrebonne 
Parish, Louisiana, October 6, 1894, afterwards of New 
Orleans, Louisiana. 



This was one of the most renowned of the aristocratic 
Southern families; it was of English descent, hailed from 
Virginia, and settled in Mississippi, where the different 
branches of the family owned and occupied extensive and 
wealthy estates, the seats of their luxurious homes, which 
were the centers of elegance, culture and refinement of 
that high type distinctive of the first families of the old 
South, and which have perhaps, tout ensemble, never been 
excelled in the annals of time. 

The family originated in America with 


and his wife Martha, who came from England, their birth- 
place, to Virginia at an early period of its history, bringing 
with them two daughters, one of whom married Blocksom 
and the other Eaton. During the voyage a son was born 
to them, Thomas, nicknamed "The Seagull" because of his 
birth on the ocean. 


called "The Seagull," son of Thomas and Martha Green 
(q. v.), is said to have been a sea merchant; he married 
Martha Filmer, daughter of Major Henry Filmer, a British 
officer, whose wife's name was Elizabeth, both born in 

This Henry Filmer, the father of Martha (Filmer) 
Green, was a member of the House of Burgesses from 
James City County, Virginia, in the year 1642-1643.^ 

Children of the marriage of Thomas and Martha 
(Filmer) Green: 

1. John, wife's name Elizabeth. Children: (i) 
Thomas, who moved to South Carolina, married and left 
issue, and (2) Elizabeth, who married Payne and left issue: 

2. THOMAS (q. V.) 

3. Elizabeth, married John Crawley, left issue. 

*We are largely indebted for the pedigree of the Green line to the Fil- 
son Club Publications, No. 14, by Hon. Z. F. Smith and Mrs. Mary Rogers 
Clay, Members of the Club, same published in Louisville, Ky., in 1899, John 
P. Morton & Co., Printers. 

^Hening's Statutes, Vol. 1, p. 239; Stanard's Colonial Virginia Register, 
p. 63. 


The PAWING Genealogy with Cognate Branches 133 

4. Rebecca, married (first) Condon. Issue: daughter, 
Mary, married William Booker, of Amelia County, Vir- 
ginia. She married (second) Marston. Issue: WiUiam, 
Elizabeth, Thomas and John. 

5. Mary, married (first) James Wilkerson. Issue: 
Priscilla and Sarah. She married (second) Thomas 
Walker. Issue : Thomas and Elizabeth. 

6. Abram, of Amelia County, Virginia, was a colonel. 
He married and left issue: (i) Sally, married Terry 
Keen; (2) Abram, married and left issue; (3) Susanna, 
married Vodkin; (4) William, married Miss Archer and 
left issue; and (5) Obedience, married William Green. 

7. Filmer, married Mary Walker. Children : Elizabeth, 
Ann, Mary, Filmer, Edmund and Susanna. 

8. William, married Amy Clay. Children : Thomas, 
Patty (married W^illiam Williamson), Filmer, William, 
John, and Amy (married Edward Moseley, of Roanoke, 

9. Hannah, married James Turner. Children : Two 
sons who died young. 


son of Thomas and Martha (Filmer) Green (q. v.), was 
born 1665; he was engaged in mercantile enterprises in 
James City County, Virginia, during the earlier part of the 
eighteenth century, dying in the year 1730; he married 
about 1712, Elizabeth Marston, born November 25, 1692; 
died August 11, 1759, having survived her husband twenty- 
nine years; her will, dated November 12, 1758, was pro- 
bated January 24, 1760; she was the daughter, the eldest 
child, of Thomas and Elizabeth (Marvel) Marston. 
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Marston) Green: 

1. A daughter, who married Thomas Coles or Cowles. 
Issue : A son, Thomas. 

2. Elizabeth, married (first) Dawson. Born from the 
union a son, Samuel. She married (second) Leonard 
Cheatam. Issue : Leonard, Abbey, Edward and James, 
besides several daughters. 

3. William, died without issue. 

4. Lucy, born 171 7; married Henry Clay, 1735. 

5. Martha (Patsy), born 1719; married Charles Clay, 
1 741. 


134 The Ewino Gejn^ealogy wttii Cognate Branches 

7. Rebecca, married Francis Jones, removed to South 

8. Marston, of Amelia County, Virginia, father of 
Grief Green, a very prominent lawyer. 

General Green Clay, of Kentucky, was a son of one of 
the marriages noted; he became conspicuous in the early 
history of that State ; he was a gallant officer of the Conti- 
nental Army, and a cousin of Honorable Henry Clay of 
Kentucky; he was the father of two sons, Brutus Junius 
and Cassius Marcellus, the latter of whom was from early 
manhood a pronounced adherent to the Abolition cause, 
and during President Lincoln's Administration represented 
the United States at the Court of Russia. 


son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Marston) Green (q. v.), 
was born in James City County, Virginia, November 19, 
1723; died in Jefferson County, Mississippi, 1805; mar- 
ried November 21, 1752, Martha WiUs, born March 31, 
1734; died 1783-5, in New Orleans, Louisiana; she was the 
eldest daughter of Filmer Wills and his wife, Ann Harwood. 

Major William Harwood, the father of Ann Harwood, 
was a member of the House of Burgesses from Warwick 
County, Virginia, year 1714/ and for many years Justice 
of the same County; he died June 2, 1737.' 

Children of Thomas Marston and Martha (Wills) 
Green : 

1. Elizabeth, born October 21, 1753; died in infancy. 

2. Henry Filmer, born November 11, 1755; died young; 
no issue. 

3. Thomas Marston, junior, bom February 6, 1758, in 
James City County, Virginia; died 1812, in Jefferson 
County, Mississippi; was Representative of the Mississippi 
Territory in the Seventh Congress of the United States 
(1802-1803); he married Martha Kirkland, February 15, 
1780, who died November 15, 1805. Children (all bom in 
Jefferson County, Mississippi) : 

(i) Joseph Kirkland, born November 16, 1780; mar- 
ried about 1803, Mildred Meriwether Cabell.' Their issue: 

*The middle name appears to have been mostly dropped in historic 
references to him, the usual designation being "Col. Thomas Green." 

'Stanard's Colonial Virginia Register, p. 100. 

■^Va. Gazette. 

-For continuation of this line, see "The Cabells and Their Kin," pp. 
306 et seq. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cog sath Branches 135 

I St. Martha Augusta, born January 31, 1806; died October 
10, 1864; married January 8, 1829, Joseph Eggleston Jones, 
born January 2, 1793, died April 17, 1852. Children: 
Joseph Cabell, Thomas Henry, Eugene D., Samuel Cabell, 
Sarah V., Archelaus Kirkland, Wm. Syme, Meriwether 
Lewis, James Railey, Lucy A., and Meredith Dabney. 2nd. 
Samuel Cabell, married 1832, his cousin Augusta Kirkland, 
daughter of Archelaus and Jane (Green) Kirkland, latter 
sister of Joseph Kirkland (supra) ; no issue. 3rd. Lucy 
Ann Green. 4th. Sarah Virginia, married Amnion Han- 
cock, of Lynchburg, Virginia. 5th. Thomas Marston, died 
young; no issue. 

(2) Elizabeth, born January 18, 1783; died November 
15. 1805 ; married John Davidson. Issue : ist, Thomas Green, 
married Miss George, of Louisiana; had children. 2nd. 
Martha Leminda, married Owen Dorsey; two children. 
Holmes and Martha ; former married Jane West, and after- 
wards, Mrs. Bowman, of Louisiana; and latter, C. H. For- 
man, both having children. 3rd. John, married twice, sup- 
posed to have descendants in Texas. 4th. Filmer William, 
and 5th. Mary Eliza, both of w^hom probably died before 

(3) Mary (Polly,*), married Charles B. Howell. 
Children: ist. Rebecca, married Thomas Jefferson Green, 
son of Abram, brother of Thomas M. Green (the Congress- 
man), who was her first cousin once removed, and had 
children; 2nd. Kesia, married Stephen Forman. Children: 
C. H. Forman (married Martha Dorsey, his second cousin 
as above stated); Richard; Mary, married Reed; Patsy 
(married Thomas West, her cousin), and Stephen. 

(4) Martha Wills,* married John Hopkins; a daughter, 
Mary Jane, married Armistead Bradford, of Tennessee. 
Children : Thomas, who went to Texas, and Martha, who 
married Robert (Bob) Foster, of Nashville, Tennessee. 
Thomas, a descendant of this branch, married Susanna Bis- 
land, and had two children, Thomas and Alexander, but the 
information we have obtained leaves it uncertain whether 
he was of the marriage of John Hopkins or of Armistead 
Bradford, probably the son above mentioned of Armistead 

(5) Jane Green, married Archelaus Kirkland; a daugh- 

*A conflict appears in the documents before us as to which of the sisters, 
M.-.rtha and Mary (Polly), married Howell and which Hopkins, but the 
text seems best supported, and we suggest that in the final analysis, at this 
late day, the wives being sisters of the whole blood, the only difference is 
in a name. 

136 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

ter Augusta, the only child who became of age, married 
(first) Samuel Cabell Green, and (second) Blanton Ellis, 
by whom she had two children, B. Smith and Helen 

(6) Leminda, born July 5, 1761 ; died January 29, 1819; 
married Major Thomas Hinds,* hero of the war of 1812, 
ancestor of Captain Thomas Hinds of the Confederate 

Major Thomas Hinds, born in Burkley County, Virginia, 
January 19, 1780; died Jefferson County, Mississippi, 
August 23, 1840; had an illustrious career. In 1806 he 
organized for defense of Mississippi a company of dragoons, 
his first known act of public service; later, at the battle of 
New Orleans (war 1812) he covered himself with immortal 
fame by his marvelously brave attacks on the British while 
leading as Major his Mississippi cavalry company, so much 
so that his company, with personal mention of him, was 
made the subject of a laudatory order issued by Major 
General Andrew Jackson, there in command, on January 
21, 1815. Major Hinds (referred to as General Hinds) 
was defeated by George Poindexter for Governor of Miss- 
issippi in 1819, but the next year (1820) he and General 
Jackson were appointed commissioners to negotiate a pur- 
chase from the Chocktaw Indians of a part of their territory, 
and in 1821 Hinds County was named for him, and in the 
same year, he with lieutenant Governor James Patton and 
Dr. William Lattimore, were appointed by the Mississippi 
Legislature as commissioners to select a proper site for the 
seat of government, which they did, choosmg the present 
city of Jackson, naming it for General Jackson. As further 
recognition of Major Hinds' popularity and influence, it 
may be noted that he was elected to Congress in 1827. 

Children of Thomas and Leminda (Green) Hinds: John, 
died in infancy, and Howell, married (first) Drusilla 
Cocks, bom September i, 1809, in Jefferson County, 
Mississippi; died April 9, 1841. Issue* Thomas, born 
December 23, 1830; died in Greenville, Mississippi; Wilkin, 
born August 3, 1833, and Leminda, born April 29, 1835. 
He (Howell Hinds) married (second) Mrs. Mary 
Ann (Coleman) Lape. Issue: Alice, John and Hov/ell, 
first named dying when about twelve years old, and the 

*The histories pretty generally refer to him as General Thomas Hinds, 
but as he was Major in the war of 1812, and died before the Mexican war 
of 1848, we prefer to ascribe to him the title of Major. 

The Ewing Genealogy wrrn Cognate Branches 137 

other two, after their father's death (which was in Green- 
ville, Mississippi, May 13, 1S68), going with their mother 
to Missouri. 

(7) Rebecca, born August 19, 1793; married Dr. 
Thomas McCoy. Children : Mary, married Kavanaugh, 
and Leminda, married Woldrich, of Hinds County, 

(8) William Marston, born January 10, 1796; married 
Laura McCaleb; he died 1829; no issue. 

(9) Filmer Wills, born May 25, 1798; married Emily 
H. McCaleb. Children: ist. William H., no issue; 2nd. 
Laura Leminda, married Robert Cox. Issue : William, 
Drusilla, Emily, Laura, Ernestine, Holmes, and Evie 
McCoy, who married John Cox Inge, of Meridian, 

(10) Augusta, born July 19, 1801; married J. Remsen 
Holmes, about 1819. Children: ist. William Remsen, born 
November 22, 1820; 2nd. Filmer Wills, born October 5, 1822, 
died in infancy; 3rd. Joseph Forman, born July 24, 1824; 
4th. Thomas Marston, born April 10, 1826, died young. 
William Remsen Holmes above named, married June 22, 
1841, Anna Maria Cox, born November 15, 1820. Children: 
Howell Hinds, born January 2, 1843, Joseph R., born July 
26, 1844, Martha Augusta, born March 4, 1846; William 
M., born February 27, 1849; Robert, born January 28, 
1851; Alice Anna, born December 10, 1852; Josephine, 
born November 12, 1854; Aline, born April 27, 1856, and 
Remsen, born December 26, 1857. 

5. Abner Green, born January 21, 1762: died February 
21, i8r6; married November i, 1784, Mary Hutchins, born 
February 4, 1768; died February 4, 1825, daughter of Col. 
Anthony Pintard Hutchins, a British officer who was re- 
tired before the Revolutionary war, and of his wife, Ann 
White. Issue : 

(i) Thomas H., born January 23, 1787; no issue. 

(2) James, born January 24, 1789; married Mary Met- 
calf; his portrait now hangs in the library of his nephew. 
Professor William W. Carson, of the University of Tennes- 
see, at Knoxville. 

(3) Mary A. M., born January 24, 1791 ; married April 
17, 1807, General Cowles Meade, who was secretary and 
also Acting Governor of Mississippi Territory. Issue: ist. 
Cozvles, married Sallie Wolfolk, daughter of Joseph Harris 
and Martha (Mitchell) Wolfolk, of Woodford County, 

138 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Virginia. Children : Emma and Ada, latter married 
David Saf frans of Mississippi. Issue : Meade, Malvina 
and Ada. 2nd. Martha, born October 14, 1826; married 
Samuel Fisher, 1840. Child : Mary, married Thomas 

(4) Eliza Celeste, born November 26, 1792; married 
(first) Joseph Bowmar, (second) David Wood; daughter 
by first marriage, Mary Caroline, and by second marriage, 
Eliza. Latter married William Conner, who was First 
Lieutenant of the famous troop of cavalry from Natchez, 
commanded by Col. (afterwards General) W. T. Martin, 
and who later, after becoming Captain, v,'as promoted to 
Colonel, and gallantly gave up his life as Gettysburg; they 
left a number of children. The daughter, Mary Caroline, 
born June 5, 1814, married Dr. Charles Abercrombie, son 
of Rev. James Abercrombie, of Philadelphia, ]-'ermsylvania. 
Children, among others who died without known issue, 
were: ist. Elisa C, married J. J. Whoon, July 9, 1867; 
had children. 2nd. John, of Florida, married and had a 
large family. 3rd. Mary Josephine, born April 14, 1841 ; 
married August 2, 1865, Clifford Stanley Sims, born Feb- 
ruary 17, 1839, son of John and Emeline M. (Clarke) Sims, 
who resided at Mt. Holly, New Jersey. Children : Charles 
A., Clifford, Launcelot, Ralph A., John Clarke, Thomson 
N., James Ross, and Ross Brainerd. 

(^5) Caroline C, married May 17, 1814, Col. Joseph 
Carson, who commanded a regiment of Mississippi Volun- 
teers in the Creek War; he was born October 7, 1785; died 
May 2y, 181 7. Their son, James Green, born March 8, 
1815; died August 11, 1863; married July 28, 1835, Cath- 
erine Waller, born January 20, 1815; died November 2, 
1888, daughter of William S, Waller, of Frankfort, later of 
Lexington, Kentucky, where he was for forty years the 
cashier of the Bank of Kentucky. Children: Tst, Joseph 
Carson, born October 19, 1843 ; died October 20, 1902, was 
a Confederate soldier, has at the present six children living. 
2nd. William. Waller, bom June 2, 1845; was a Confederate 
soldier; he is at present Professor Emeritus of Ci/il En- 
gineering in the University of Tennessee, at Knoxville, 
having been active professor of that department from 1885 
to 1916, when he resigned; he has been engaged as Con- 
struction Engineer in important railroad building, and is 
now a director on the Board of Naval Investigation, of 
which Edison is President. 3rd. James Green, born March 

The Ewixg Gk.nealogy with Cognate BiJANCiiirs 139 

25, 1847; died unmarried, May 10, 1887; was a Confeder- 
ate soldier. 4th. Edward Lees, born August 12, 184S; died 
July 8, 1905; no issue. 5th. Katherinc, horn February 20, 
1853, Carroll Parish, Louisiana; married November 21, 
1876, Clifton R. Breckenridge, of Arkansas, born Novem- 
ber 22, 1846, son of the late General John C. Breckenridge, 
of Kentucky. He (Clifton R.) was a member of 48th to 
51st United States Congresses (1883-1891), and later was 
United States Minister to Russia (1894- 1897) under ap- 
pointment of President Grover Cleveland.' Children: (a) 
James Carson, now assistant Naval attache at Petrograd, 
is senior Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and 
has passed his examination for Major, which puts him in 
line for the first promotion to that grade, (b) Mary Car- 
son, wife of Richard Ryan Thompson, President of Cres- 
cent College and Conservatory, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; 
their child, two years old, being named Breckenridge. (c) 
Susanna Preston Lees (called Lees) ; in 1916 a post gra- 
duate student in French at Columbia, New York, (d) 
Clifton R., junior, was born at Petrograd, then St. Peters- 
burg, while his father was Minister at the .Russian Court, 
and is now a student at Cornell University, having recent- 
ly taken several medals and other distinctions in the military 

(6) Matilda .Susan, married James Railey, of Versailles, 
Kentucky, son of Charles Railey and his wife Mary I\lay(), 
daughter of Col. William Mayo, of Virginia. They had, 
probably besides other children, a son, H. Otey Railey, who 
married his cousin, Irene Green (q. v.), and a daughter, 
Mary Eliza, born January 5, 1824, married January 24, 
1844, Rev. Frederick W. Boyd, late Rector of the Episco- 
pal Church, at Waukesha, Wisconsin. Children: ist. 
James Railey, bom August 13, 1846. 2nd. Walter Stuart, 
born November 9, 1859. 3rd. Lloyd T., bom December 19, 
1 86 1, married Susan Patterson, and had a daughter named 
for her mother. 4th. Charles Mayo, horn December 15, 

6. Martha Wills, bom December 25, 1763; married Col. 
Cato West, a man of great ability and extended influence 
in Mississippi. Children : ( i ) Martha, married John 
Davidson. (2) William, married Sarah Kirkland. (3) 
Mary, married Edward Turner. (4) Thomas, died un- 
married. (5) Eliza, married McCoy. (6) John, died un- 

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140 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

married. (7) Anna, married Joseph Winn, of Franklin 
County, Mississippi. (8) Susan, married her cousin, 
Thomas West. (9) Charles, married Charlotte Neilly, of 
Fayette, Mississippi. (10) Claiborne, died unmarried. 
(11) Benjamin, married Pauline Wing. 

7. Ann Harwood, born December 17, 1765; died young; 
no issue. 

8. Henry M., born November 8, 1767; married Jane 
Davidson, of Nashville, Tennessee; their son, Thomas M,, 
of Vicksburg, Mississippi, married Mary Templeton. Issue : 
(i) Mary J., married Dr. William T. Stewart. (2) Lucy, 
married Mr. McCutcheon, of Vicksburg. (3) Martha, 
married (first) Mr. Caviness, and (second) John Calder- 
wood. (4) John, married Lizzie Harris. He was a con- 
federate soldier. (5) Malvina. married Captain John W. 
Cobb. (6) Rosanna, died unmarried. (7) Joseph, a Con- 
federate soldier, died unmarried. (8) William, married 
Mary Paxton, of Vicksburg. 

9. Elias, born October 9, 1769; no issue. 

10. Filmer W., born April 6, 1772; no issue. 

11. Abraham, born September 28, 1774, married Eliza 
Caffrey. Children: (i) Filmer, born January 10, 1802. 
(2) Thomas J., born June 6, 1804. (3) Mary Caffrey, 
born March 17, 1806. (4) Rachel Jackson, born May 
28, 1808. (5) John Donaldson, born 'June 8, 1810. (6) 
Andrew Jackson, born January 31, 1812, (7) Robert 
Hays, bom February 21, 1814. (8) Martha, bom Septem- 
ber 2, 181 7. (9) Abram Ashbury, born April 3, 1819. 
(10) Eliza, born August i, 1821. 

Abram Ashbury, a cultured gentleman and profound 
scholar, only recently died at Greenville. Mississippi, run- 
ning a century close; he was the father of Mrs. Lucy 
Yerger, wife of the late Col. W^illiam Yerger of that city, 
and grandfather of the wife of Ben Humphreys, now one 
of the leading Congressmen from Mississippi, being a mem- 
ber of the United States House of Representatives. 

12. EVERARD (q. v.). 

Thomas Marston Green, senior, husband of Martha Wills, 
is a conspicuous figure in the Green line; contemporaneous 
history described him as a "bold, persistent and determined 
man," and we may safely assert that he was brave in war, 
daring in exploitation, and resourceful in peace. He was a 
soldier of the War of the Revolution in the cause of In- 
dependence, and his rank therein has been established as 
that of Colonel.'' _^___ 

'Accepted Applications, N. S. D. A. R.. Nat. Nos. 146, 66217, 125,569 and 


8th. Robert Payne, born June 17th, 1862 married Lil- 
lian Fowler November 7th, 1894 who died April 30th, 1895; 
he afterwards married on September 19th, 1897 Clara 
Fowler, younger sister of first wife, born January 14th, 
1878, issue, Lillian, born September 22nd, 1900. 

9th. Cora Louisa, born July 12th. 1864 died 6th day of 
May, 1903, married James B. Lee, of Merigold, Mississ- 
ippi, February 15th, 1888; issue James Holmes, Sidney 
Baker, Thomas J., Joseph B., Cora Baker and Everard 
Baker. All the Ijoys of this family with the exception of 
Sidney, were in military and naval service in the late war 
with Germany; Joseph and Thomas J. were in active serv- 
ice in France, and Everard served two years in the Navy. 

10th. Alice May, born July 7th, 1866. unmarried. 

Thomas Francis Baker, together with his younger broth- 
er, Everard Green Baker, after the death of their mother, 
lived with their uncle and guardian, Abner Everard Green 
[q. v.] at Gayoso. After his marriage, Thomas Francis 
moved to the Baker home, adjoining the Gayoso planta- 
tion, where he resided up to the time of his death. His 
son, Robert Payne, now owns, and resides ar, the old Bak- 
er homestead. 




(By Permission of the Authors.) 

Thomas Francis BaKei was the oldest son of Thomas 
Baker and Eliza McKinney Green, [q v.]. He was born 
September 21st. 1824 and died March 18th. 1892; married 
Martha Young Payne May 31st. 1849; born October 4th, 
1830, died April 29th, 1868: she was the daughter of James 
Payne and Jane Caroline Wood, and a grandaughter of 
Col. James G. Wood. Her father was a native of Virginia 
and her grandfather of Maryland; both settled at Church 
Hill, Jefferson County, in the territorial days of Mississ- 
ippi and reared large families: 

The children of Thomas Francis Baker and Martha 
Young Pavne were: 

1st. Thomas Wilkins born July 30th, 1850. died Jan- 
uary 17th, 1882, married Lula C Blake March 31st, 1880, 
issue Martha Thomas,* born March 29th, 1881, married 
Thomas Van Lear who died in 1920, issue Thomas Van 
Lear. Jr. 

2nd. Francis Johnson born F^'ebruary 21st, 1852, mar- 
ried; no living issue. 

3rd. Jane Caroline born August 1st, 1853, unmarried. 

4th. Joseph Holmes Baker born October 4th. 1855. 
married first, Virginia Brown October 3rd, 1882. born 
xMarch 2nd. 1860, died. July 29th, 1911. Issue: Alice Vir- 
ginia, born August 1st, 1883, married Junius Davidson 
May 1906; Martha Pauline, born September 21st, 1884, 
married William Richards Early, February 22nd. 1903; 
Annie Louise, born October 6th, 1888, married Earle P. 
Hogin April 15th, 1913. Joseph Holmes Baker's second 
marriage was on January 31st, 1913 to Myra Lee Green- 
wade, born April 15th, 1865, a sister of first wife and wid- 
ow of P. M. Greenwade. deceased, of Whitnev. Texas. 

5th. Martha Eliza, born May 20th. 1857, unmar- 

6th. Edgar Wood, born November 19th, 1858. died 
July 30th, 1902, married Cora Lee Vaughn March 3rd, 
1885, issue Alma Lee, married F.arnest Thousseu; Edgar 
Vaughn married Margarete Scott, and Charles. 

7th. Everard Green, born November 16lh, 1860, died 
August 18th, 1885, unmarried. 




youngest son of Thomas Marston and Martha (Wills) 
Green (q. v.), was born April 15, 1776, died at "Gayosa" 
March 10, 1813; he married, in the year 1798, Elizabeth 
Kirkland, of Virginia, born 1778, died at "Gayosa," Nov- 
ember 6, 1833/ Issue: 

I. Eliza McKinney, born November 15, 1802; died 
January 27, 1837; married January i, 1818, Thomas Baker, 
a widower, bom February 15, 1791, died March 15, 1832. 
Issue of this marriage : 

(i) Eliza Ann, born January 22, 1821 ; died August 23, 

(2) Everard Green, born November 6, 1826; married 
(first) September 6, 1849, Laura Lavinia Alexander, born 
March 19, 1834, died July 2, i860. Issue: ist. Walter 
Kirkland, born June 28, 1850; 2nd. Everard Green, born 
March 4, 1853; 3rd. Mary Edith, born October 15, 1854; 
4th. Laura Lavinia, born June 7, 1856; 5th. Eliza, born 
March 12, 1858; 6th. Thomas Francis, born June 4, 1859. 

Everard Green Baker, married (second) July 21, 1862, 
Sallie Fleming, born July, 1842. Issue of this marriage: 
Tst. Fred Nash, born .September 13, 1863. 2nd. Alice 
Jeanetie, born February 21, 1867; 3rd. Robert L. and 
Martha Gordon (twins), born October 28, 1868; former 
married January 2y, 1897, his cousin, Mary Louise Whit- 
tington, born October 19, 1870, died August 18, 1891. Chil- 
dren : Joseph Kittredge, born October 15, 1897; Ralph 
Douglas, born November 10, 1898, and Mary Louise, born 
August 9, 1901. 4th. John F., born October 2, 1870; 5th. 
Lizzie Antonia, born October 5, 1872; 6th. Sallie Bell, born 
June 15, 1874; 7th. Florence, born March 15, 1876; 8th. 
William C., born June 6, 1878; 9th. A^. Quintard, born 
July 8, 1879; loth. Nellie, born April 22, 1881 ; nth. 
Edzvard Oates, born May 24, 1885. 

Robert L. Baker, who married Mary Louise Whitting- 
ton, is novv' among the most prominent of the Louisiana 
sugar planters; he is the owner of "Madcwood," one of the 
ver>^ finest pl antations of Assumpton Parish, and it is safe 

'Tombstone at "Gayosa." 


142 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognaie Bbanches 

to say that no citizen of that section is more highly esteemed 
than he, not only for his skill and success as a planter, but 
for his sterling character. 

2. Louisa Sparks, born November 12, 1807; married 
(first) Anthony Ferryman. Issue: 

(i) Elizabeth, married Dr. Irvin Quinn, and had sev- 
eral children, among them a daughter, who married Gordon, 
whose son married Carrie Kittredge Barton. 

(2) David, died without issue. 

(3) Laura, married Dr. Stead, no issue. 

(4) Martha, married Major Livingston Mimms, a very 
brilliant man ; no issue. 

After the death of Anthony Ferryman, the widow, Louisa 
Sparks, married 2nd., Alexander Rogers Green,* January 
14, 1836, at Holmesville, Mississippi. Issue of this 
marriage : 

(i) Margaret (Mag) Louisa, born July 2^, 1838, died 
without having married. 

(2) Caroline Frances, born near Terry, at Fine Spriiigs, 
Mississippi, July 13, 1840; died July 13, 1875; married June 
2^, i860, at Fine Springs, Hinds County, Misssisippi, to 
Samuel Livingston. Issue: ist. Guy, born September 11, 
1861, died June 29, 1863; 2nd. Clifton, born April 3, 1865, 
died January 19, 191 5, married at Bentonia, Yazoo County, 
Mississippi, January 28, 1897, Nettie Taylor; children: 
Samuel Hilary, born January 9, 1898, and Clifton, born 
August 25, 1899. 3rd. Bertha, a lady of rare gifts and 
chamiing personality, born June 14, 1868; she is unmar- 
ried, now residing in Jackson, Mississippi. 4th. Frank, 
born August 26, 1871, died January i, 1898. 5th. Wills, 
born May 20, 1875, died July 13, 1875. 

(3) Cora Octavia, born September 11, 1842; married 
William Wallace Montgomery, both dead. Issue: ist. 
Louise, born February 15, 1865, married Joseph Lipscomb, 
Jr. ; they have five children, two married, but names not 
furnished. 2nd. Wallace, born July 26, 1867, and has died. 
3rd. William Alexander, born January 25, 1870; married 
Lillian Fastel Smith, December 8, 1897; children: Lillian, 
born April 14, 1899, and Anna Davis, born June 18, 1901. 
4th. Robert Estelle, born November 20, 1870, now living 
in Chickasha, Oklahoma ; he is married and has two 

*He was from Maine, and was a scholarly and cultured gentleman, but 
as far as known not related to the Greens of his wife's family. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 143 

(4) Antonio Mayson, born September 11, 1845; <iied 

(5) Lucy Estelle, born April 18, 1S48; married William 
M. Braoey. Issue: ist. Maggie Louise, born November 
26, 1877; married May 3, 1898, Joseph Wyatt Grantham. 
Children: Joseph Wyatt, born February 19, 1899; William 
Bracey, born December 8, 1900; Lucy Green, born Decem- 
ber 25, 1903, died in 1910; Malcolm Steven, born January 
28, 1909; Robert Gordon, born July 29, 1912; Francis Wil- 
lard, born January 17, 1916. 2nd. Albert Green, born 
August 26, 1879, and has died. 3rd. Fanny Augusta, born 
January 22, 1882, married September 24, 1903, at Terry, 
Mississippi, William David Terr>', born November 25, 1882, 
now residing in San Antonio. Texas. Issue, a son Robert, 
born July 6, 1904. 

4. Abner Everard, who measured up to the standard of 
his proud family, married Sarah Jane Wood, daughter of 
Ethan Allen and Nancy (Collins) W'ood, of Mississippi, 
Ethan Allen Wood was a big man every way, honored and 
honorable. Issue of the marriage of Abner Everard and 
Sarah (Wood) Green were three sons and three daughters, 
as follows : 

(i) James Payne, a very cultivated and highly edu- 
cated gentleman, who has long been prominent and influen- 
tial in his section in public affairs ; he was graduated as a 
lawyer, and taught school at one time in Port Gibson, Miss- 
issippi ; married Felicia Anna W^ailes, daughter of Colonel 
B. L. Covington Wailes, State Geologist, author of "Miss- 
issippi Geology," a rare work and still a standard. They 
had three sons and two daughters, all of whom died be- 
fore maturity except the son, Abner Everard, who grew to 
manhood, was graduated from the University of the South, 
at .Sewanee, Tennessee, as a civil engineer, and later became 
a licensed lawyer of both the common and civil law. At 
the time of his death, in his young manhood, he was dis- 
trict attorney of Tensas Parish, Louisiana. 

(2) Robert A., died October 15, 1917; he married 
Magda Turpin, of New Orleans, Louisiana, who pre-de- 
ceased him ; no issue. 

(3) W^illiam Kirkland, born October 29, 1849; married 
April 29, 1885, Alice Smith, born March 12, 1866; he died 
April 2-^, 1913. Issue of the marriage, a daughter, Leila 
Lake, born May 9, 1886, who married October 9, 1907, 
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144 TuE EwiNG Genealogy mith Cognate Branches 

September 12, 1882. They have one child, AHce Lake, horn 
August 27, 1908. 

(4) Fannie Adele, the eldest daughter, now living in 
New Orleans, Louisiana, married Dr. Robert Payne, who is 
dead ; no issue living. 

(5) Irene, married H. Otey Railey, a cousin on the 
Green side, both dead ; they had a promising son, Frank, 
who grew to manhood, and died in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

(6) Leila C, never married, and is now living at 
"Gayosa," the old homestead, with her brother, James 
Payne, and his wife, Anna (Wailes) Green. 

Though all are old, each past "three score years and ten," 
and bereft of the dear ones gone before, they are yet young 
in thought and feeling, awake with alertness to events of 
interest; and, sustained by the "blessed hope of immor- 
tality," they are patiently waiting to answer the final sum- 
mons when it comes, "like one that wraps the drapery of his 
couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." 

Everard Green, the head of this division, was a princely 
man, and if we were asked what of his personal history, 
what of his life and career, we would answer, that of a 
wealthy Southern planter in the ante-bellum days, super- 
vising imperiously his lordly estate, and enjoying luxuri- 
ous, but remarkably cultivated and refined, association with 
his equally high-born and grandly endowed neighbors who 
were possessed of similar estates. Thus, in this gladsome 
way, days would glide into weeks, and the weeks into 
months and years, passing as swiftly and sweetly as tho 
wafted along on the zephyr-laden notes of an Aeolian harp. 
Yet, pausing a moment, may we indulge the reflection that, 
deeply impressed as we are with the exaltation of service 
dedicated to help of those engaged in moving the great en- 
gine of the world's progress, we have no regret for the de- 
parture of those halcyon times, grand as they were, when 
contemplated from the dazzling splendor of their dizzy 
heights. The burial of them, tho in tears and blood, has 
resulted, as we think, in a resurrection where may be seen 
glimpses of the radiance of a "New South" approaching 
more nearly the equality of opportunity and the brotherhood 
of man. 

For a continuation of the Green line under Everard 
Green's daughter, Martha Wills, who became the wife of 
Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge (q. v.), see the Kittredge 
tree, supra. 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 145 


wife of Everard Green (q. v.), was a Virginian by birth, 
and while the name, sometimes written Kirtland, would in- 
dicate Scotch origin, yet it is an old English name, the 
family hailing principally from Cumberland. The "General 
Armory" gives the family coat of arms as granted in the 
time of William I. 

The origin of the family in this country seems to have 
been the arrival on the Hopetvell, in 1635, of two brothers, 
Philip, born 1614, and Nathaniel, born 1616, who were sons 
of Philip Kirkland, probably of Sherington, Bucks County, 
England, whose wife's name is not known. Susanna, a sis- 
ter of these brothers, married John Westall. 

The son Nathaniel, with his brother Philip, went to Long 
Island, and settled in Southold, but returned to Lynn, of 
which he was selectman in 1678, and where he died in 
1686. He married Parnell Kirkland, and their, issue were 
three sons, Matthew, Philip, and John, born in Lynn 
August 1659, died January 20, 1716, and five daughters, 
Ann, Hannah, Elizabeth, born in Lynn, March 20, 1664, 
married William Pratt, Mary, and Martha, born May 15, 
1667, married (first) Joseph Blaque, and (second) Captain 
William Southworth, of Compton, Long Island. 

The son John, married Lydia, daughter of Lieutenant 
William Pratt, and lived in Saybrook; he was adopted by 
his aunt and uncle, Susanna (Kirkland) and John Westall, 
and succeeded to their estate. He became quite prominent 
in local affairs, having been appointed lieutenant of the fort 
at Saybrook in 1702 and again in 1708.' 

The issue of Lieutenant John and Lydia (Pratt) Kirk- 
land were : 

(i) John, born July 11, 1681, married Temperance, 
daughter of Rev. Thomas and Hester (Hosmer) Bucking- 
ham, of Saybrook, March 3, 1 702-3. 

(2) Priscilla, married Thomas Jones. 

(3) Lydia, married (first) Griffin, and (second) 

(4) Elizabeth, married John Shipman. 

(5) Nathaniel, married (first) Sara Chapman, and 
(second) Phoebe De Wolf. 

(6) Philip. 

(7) Samuel, married Martha Whittlesey. 

(8) Daniel (Rev.), born J une 17, 1701, Alma Mater 

'Colonial Records of Conn., vols. IV and V. 

146 The Ewing GENEALociv with Cognate Branches 

Yale, was first pastor of Newent Church, Norwich, Con- 
necticut, 1720,' married July 15, 1723, Mary Perkins, by 
whom he had five sons and seven daughters, among them 
Rev. Samuel Kirkland, missionary to the Oneida Communi- 
ty, and father of President John Thornton Kirkland (Kirt- 
land) of Harvard. 

(9) Parnell, married John Tully. 

Temperance, daughter of John and Temperance (Buck- 
ingham) Kirkland, married Lieutenant Andrew South- 
worth, and Hannah, daughter of Elizabeth (Kirkland) and 
John Shipman, married Samuel Southworth ; and Eliza 
Lucy, daughter of one of these unions, married William 
Goodwin Lewis, who had by her a son, Henry Martyn 

Elizabeth (Kirkland) Green is doubtless a descendant, 
through some ancestor who removed to Virginia, of the 
Kirkland family above mentioned, but as a result of the 
devastation in the South of the Civil War, the connecting 
links have been lost. 

This we know, however, that she was worthy of the best 
in ancestr}' ; she was resolute of purpose, active in endeavor, 
and courageous in her convictions — no namby-pamby 
woman she, but a patriotic daughter and wife, ready ever 
to dare for the right ; like Portia, "so fathered and so 

James Hampton Kirkland, of Nashville, Tennessee, the 
very distinguished scholar, linguist and author, now Chan- 
cellor of Vanderbilt University, is probably of the same 
lineage as Elizabeth (Kirkland) Green, but unfortunately 
his family records have not been preserved, so that verifi- 
cation is impossible.' 

Among other descendants of the illustrious family may 
be reckoned the family of the name in Houston, Texas, 
formerly of Mississippi, which is held in high estimation 
and includes Rosa B'.lizabeth (Kirkland) Noyes, widow of 
L. T. Noyes, a high Mason and successful business man ; 
Louise (Kirkland) Haralson, widow of E. M. Haralson, 
who was a lawyer; Ida (Kirkland) Mullen, wife of Dr. 
Joseph Mullen, a leading specialist of the eye, nose and 
throat ; Edwin Wells Kirkland, a successful business man, 
and the descendants of William Hinds (named for Major 
Hinds) Kirkland, deceased. 

^Saybrook Records, Vol. II, p. 4. 
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We observe, in closing our narrative of the Greens, with 
the cognate branch of Kirklands, that confusion has arisen 
in some of the histories as to the different Thomas's of the 
Green Hne, and as to the habitat of Colonel Thomas M. 
Green during certain periods ;' but the confusion it is be- 
lieved can be easily cleared away. Weaving the threads of 
history into the woof of family tradition, with harmoniz- 
ing effect, we have no difficulty in concluding that Colonel 
Thomas M. Green, he of Revolutionary fame, lived in 
James City County, Virginia, where he was born and mar- 
ried, until in or about 1766, when he removed to North 
Carolina, and Georgia, remaining there until hostilities 
broke out between Great Britain and the Colonies ; that he 
then went back to Virginia for service in the war, and 
there enlisted and served in the war as soldier, with the 
rank of colonel, and later returned, after the Revolutionary 
war was over, to the Georgia section, and thereafter for a 
time, before permanently becoming established, may have 
lived or had his headquarters in Natchez, Mississippi; that 
about 1783, he became involved in the altercation to be men- 
tioned with the .Spanish authorities, was arrested and taken 
to New Orleans, J-ouisiana, but was released, and that in 
or before 1785, he became finally settled on his vast estate, 
the homestead of which was known as "Gayosa," in what 
is now Jefferson County, Mississippi. These conclusions 
are supported by cogent circumstances. The result of a 
close investigation which we procured to be made in the 
Congressional Library, Washington, District of Columbia, 
is that the arrest and incarceration in New Orleans must 
have taken place between 1783 and 1785. The grant for 
the estate, including "Gayosa," is understood to have been 
in 1785, at any rate preceding a will made that year, now 
held as an heirloom, whereby he devised "Gayosa," to his 
youngest son Everard, and made therein no mention of 
his wife, Martha Wills, which indicates that she had already 
died, and that hence the perilous journey to New Orleans 
on the occasion of his arrest, which cost her life, had pre- 
viously occurred. "Gayosa" was named for the Spanish 
Governor before whom he was taken when arrested. 

'The Cabells and Their Kin, p. 306. 

148 Tjie Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Couple these circumstances with the certain evidence that 
he, Colonel Green, did remove from Virginia before the 
War of the Revolution, which as is known was being waged 
between 1776 and 1781, and that he was a soldier, holding 
the rank of Colonel, in that war, and the probable evidence, 
that his soldier service was under enlistment in Virginia, 
we are drawn almost irresistibly to the deductions 

Since writing the above, we have been favored with an 
apparently very ancient sketch of the Green genealogy, 
dated August 28, 1867, by W. Holmes, a descendant of 
J, Remsen Holmes, who married Augusta, daughter of 
Thomas M. Green, the Congressman (vide, supra). It 
tends to confirm the views we have expressed concerning 
the abodes of Colonel Thomas Green, the officer in the 
Continental Army, before and after the Revolution; for it 
is there stated that Colonel Green's children whose nativity 
was after 1765 and before 1774, namely, Henry Marston, 
Elias and Filmer Wills were born in North Carolina, and 
that the previous births of his children were in James City 
County, Virginia, and the subsequent ones, that is, of Abra- 
ham, September 28, 1774, and of Everard, April 15, 1776, 
were in Georgia (Sketch, p. 2). 

In Force's "American Archives," 5th Series, page 595, 
proceedings of July, 1776, referring as we understand to 
Thomas Marston Green, husband of Martha Wills, it is 

"Colonel Green, representing that only fifty (50) of his 
Flying Camp Company are now in this town, armed, ac- 
coutred and ready to march, and that a number of the 
drafts of some of the companies of his Battalion have not 
yet joined them, requests the sentiments of this Committee 
whether those who are (ready) shall march for the camp 
under his command, and what method shall be taken to 
oblige the other drafts to follow." 

The social eminence and political prominence and in- 
fluence of the Green family are well attested by the his- 
torical excerpts to follow. 

In Lowry and McCardle's "Histoiy of Mississippi," 
Chapter VI, page 155, it is said: 

"The Committee elected was Colonel Thomas M. Green* 
Daniel Burnett, Justus King, Dr. John Shaw, Anthony 

*He was a son of Col. Thdmas Marston Green, senior, the Revolutionary 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 149 

Hoggett, James Stewart, Chester Ashley, and Abner 
Green* and these were all representative men, gentlemen 
of character and education, who founded large families, 
made fortunes, and their descendants to-day may be found 
in large numbers in Mississippi and Louisiana." 

In chapter VIII, page i86, it is stated: 

"In December, 1802, the Legislature was again in ses- 
sion. It enacted a number of laws, established Jefferson 
College, and elected Colonel Thomas Marston Green a 
delegate in Congress in place of Honorable N. Hunter, who 
died at the Capital during the session." 

Mrs. Clifton R. (Katherine Charlotte Green) Brecken- 
ridge. National Number 146, and Mrs. John Cox (Evie 
Green) Inge, National Number 66217, were accepted as 
members of the National Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, by descent from their great great 
grandfather, Thomas Marston Green (husband of Martha 
\\'ills), as a soldier with the rank of colonel in the War 
of the Revolution; and in the former's application, in stat- 
ing his Revolutionary services, the applicant quotes as fol- 
lows from J. F. H. Claiborne's "Mississippi as a Province, 
Territory and State," Vol. i, pp. 96, 228: 

"Thomas Marston Green, an accomplished gentleman 
and most useful citizen, was the son of Colonel Thomas 
Green, the head of a numerous family and influential con- 
nection. He (Colonel Thomas Green) was a Virginian 
and an officer of the Continental Army. Removed to 
Georgia and was associated with General George Rodgers 
Clarke and General Elisha Clarke of Georgia, in their 
schemes of attacks on the Spaniards. Colonel Green, with 
a large party of friends, went to the Holston River, built 
boats and descended the Tennessee to its mouth, expecting 
there to find General George Rodgers Clarke, and his party, 
but not finding them and being unable to ascend the Ohio 
with their boats, they continued on to Natchez. Colonel 
Thomas Green (the father of the delegate) had an inter- 
view with the Spanish Governor, as agent for the State of 
Georgia, and claimed the entire district for that State. He 
was a bold, determined and persistent man. The Spanish 
authorities, finding that he was likely to excite a tumult, 
had him arrested and sent to New Orleans. His devoted 
wife soon followed and from exposure and anxiety died 
shortly after her arrival. This touched the heart of the 

*He was also a son of Col. Thomas Marston Green, senior, tlif,' Revo- 
lutionary ancestor. 

150 The Ewing Genealogy with Cogxate Branches 

Spanish Governor and Colonel Green was released. The 
family settled on the waters of Cole's Creek, in Jefferson 

"Colonel Cato West and General Thomas Hinds were 
his sons-in-law, and by intermarriages it constituted one of 
the largest connections in the district. Colonel Thomas 
Green was a man of indomitable resolution. He made the 
overland journey to Georgia, and was mainly instrumental 
in getting the Legislature to pass the act asserting the juris- 
diction of Georgia over the Natchez district, and organizing 
it into a county named Bourbon, in 1785. 

"His son, Thomas M. Green, was the second delegate to 
Congress. His son, Abner Green, married a daughter of 
Colonel Hutchins. 

"Thomas Marston Green (the son just mentioned) was 
a warm friend of General Jackson's. It was to his house 
General Jackson sent his future wife (Mrs. Robards) 
while her divorce was being obtained, and she remained 
there fifteen months, and was married to Jackson in his 

In support of the statement of Revolutionary service 
contained in her application, Mrs. Breckenridge gives the 
following references : 

" 'Mississippi as a Province, Territory and State," by 
J. F. H. Claiborne, Vol. i, pp. 96, 228; 'Poore's Political 
Register;' Sparks' 'Memories of Fifty Years,' pp. 150., 5; 
Family Bible, Letters and Papers." 

In William H. Sparks' "The Memories of Fifty Years," 
Chapter XI, pages 149, 151, referring to General Andrew 
Jackson and his marriage to Mrs. Rachel Robards, a young 
woman whose divorce was the result of her husband's 
jealousy of Jackson, incidentally pays a high tribute to the 
social standing and character of the Greens, as follows : 

"It was during the period of his commercial enterprise 
in Mississippi that he formed the acquaintance of the Green 
family. This family was among the first Americans who 
settled in the State. Thomas M. Green and Abner Green 
were young men at the time, though both were men of 
family. * * * 

"The friends formed in this section of country by Jack- 
son were devoted to him through life, and when he sent 
(for it is not true that he brought) his future wife to Miss- 
issippi, it was to the house of Thomas M. Green, then 

TiiK EwiNG Genealogy with Cognate Branches 151 

residing near the mouth of Cole's Creek, and only a few 
miles from Bruinsburgh. * * * 

"That there was any thing disreputable attached to the 
lady's name is most improbable. She was more than fifteen 
months an inmate of the house of Green, who was a man 
of wealth and remarkable for his pride and fastidiousness 
in selecting his acquaintances. He was the second Terri- 
torial Representative of Mississippi in Congress, was at the 
head of society socially, and certainly would never have 
permitted a lady of equivocal character to the privilege of 
a guest in his house, or to the association of his young 
daughters. During the time that she was awaiting a 
divorce (which she had applied for to the Spanish authori- 
ties), Mrs. Robards was at times an inmate of the house 
of Abner Green, of Second Creek, where she was always 
gladly received; and he and his family were more particu- 
lar, if possible, as to the character and position of those 
they admitted to their intimacy than Thomas M. Green." 

Lowry and McCardle (History of Mississippi, Chapter 
VI, p. 140), speaking of the marriage of Mrs. Rachel 
Robards and Andrew Jackson, and referring to the fact that 
Colonel Thomas Green, as a magistrate of Bourbon County, 
which then comprised the territory of Jefferson and other 
counties, united them in marriage, similarly pronounces 
high eulog>' upon the Green family, saying : 

"Mrs. Robards divided her time between the families of 
the brothers, Thomas M. and Abner Green, both of whom 
were leaders in public affairs and in social life. The first 
sat in the Congress of the United States as the second 
delegate from the Mississippi Territory. * * * Both were 
held in the highest esteem as men of courage and unsullied 
honor. Thomas M. Green resided near the bank of Cole's 
Creek, in what is now known as Jefferson County. The 
next year, 1791, Andrew Jackson returned to Natchez and 
during the summer of that year, he and Mrs. Rachel 
Robards were married at the residence of Thomas Marston 
Green in Jefferson County. * * * 

"Colonel Thomas Green, the father of Thomas M. and 
Abner Green, had been for years the agent of the State 
of Georgia, and upon the establishment of the county of 
Bourbon in the Mississippi Territory, was appointed a 
magistrate of the county." 

In "The Cabells and Their Kin," page 306, it is stated : 

152 The Ewing Genealogy .vnii Cognate Ekanches 

"Colonel Thomas Marstoii Green, a colonel in Conti- 
nental Army. After Revolution removed* to Georgia. ***" 

A family tradition has been, and it has found its way 
into a history,' that Martha (W^ills) Green's mother was 
Ann Howard, descendant of the noted Howard family of 
England, of which Catherine, daughter of Lord Edmund 
Howard, and niece of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey 
and third Duke of Norfolk, was fifth wife of Henry VHI 
of England; but unless the name was in America changed 
to Harwood, the claim is illusory, at least a mistake. 

It is interesting to note, as suggesting the recognition by 
the people of the conspicuous services of the Greens in the 
public affairs of Mississippi, that when the commissioners 
mentioned as appointed by the Legislature, composed of 
Major Thomas Hinds, Lieutenant Governor James Patton 
and Dr. William Lattimore, had chosen the Capitol, naming 
it Jackson, they "selected a site for the State House, and 
called the square 'Capital Green ;' they set aside another for 
a court house, and this was called 'Court Green;' a third 
square was reserved for a college, and called 'College 
Green.' " 

The descendants of the Green line, if otherwise qualified, 
are eligible to the patriotic societies predicated upon official 
Colonial service, such as the Virginia Society of Colonial 
Dames of America, under ancestors, as follows : 

I. MAJOR HENRY FiLMER, a British officer, born in Eng- 
land, who resided in the Colony of Virginia from before 
1653 to after 1673, dying subsequent to 1673. He and his 
wife Elizabeth, were the parents of Martha (Filmer) 
Green, wife of Thomas Green H (q. v.), and he was a 
member of the House of Burgesses from Tames City 
County, for 1642-1643.' 

Under him, Katherine (Carson) Breckenridge (q. v.), 
a member of the Virginia Society of Colonial Dames of 
America, thus presents in her application her claim for 
membership : 

"Henry Filmer, son of Sir Edward Filmer, of East Sut- 
ton, Kent, England, came to Virginia before 1642; was a 
Burgess for James City County 1642-1643, and soon after 

"This should be, as the authors have shown, "returned" to Georgia, un- 
less he lived in North Carolina before the Revolution and in Georgia after, 
he having previously "removed" to that section and gone back to Virginia, 
his old home, for enlistment in the War of the Revolution, in which he serv- 
ed as Colonel from at least July, 1776, to its close in 1781 (Vide, supra). 

'The Cabells and their kin, p. 306 et seq. 

^Stanard's Colonial Virginia Register, p. 63. 

The EwixG Genealogy with Cognate Branches 153 

removed to A\'arwick County, where he was Hving as late 
as 1673. He rnarried EHzabeth (surname not given) and 
had a daughter Martha, who married Thomas Green. They 
had a son Thomas Green (1665-1730), who married Eliza- 
beth Marston (November 25, 1672 — August 11, 1759), and 
had a son Thomas Marston Green who was born in James 
City County, married Martha, daughter of Filmer Wills, 
and later removed to Mississippi. Thomas M. and Martha 
Green had a son, Abner Green, who was born January 21, 
1762, married November i, 1784, Mary, daughter of 
Colonel Anthony Hutchins, and dying February 21, 1816, 
left a daughter Caroline C. Green, who married May 17, 
1814, Colonel Joseph Carson (October 7, 1785 — May 2y, 
1817) and had a son James Green Carson (March 8, 181 5 
— August II, 1863), w^ho married on July 28, 1835, Cath- 
erine, daughter of William P. Waller, of Frankfort and 
Lexington, Kentucky. James and Catherine Carson had a 
daughter Katherine Breckenridge, who married Clifton 
Rhodes Breckenridge. 

"References : Standard's 'Colonial Virginia Register,' 
Virginia Magazine of History and Biography XV, 'Clay 
Family' (Filson Club), 219-223." 

2. Major William Harwood, born and resided in ^\'ar- 
wick County, Colony of Virginia, died June 2, 1737, was a 
member of the House of Burgesses from Warwick County, 
1 714, and probably longer, and for many years Justice of 
that County.' He married, but owing to the destruction of 
the Warwick County Records, it has been impossible to 
ascertain the name of the wife or date of marriage ; but 
from the union there was born a daughter Ann, about 
1714-1716, who became the wife of Filmer Wills, and to 
them was born a daughter Martha, in James City County, 
Virginia, March 31, 1734, who married Colonel Thomas 
Marston Green (q. v.). 

He, Major William Harwood, was the son of Major 
Humphrey Harwood, who was a Burgess for Warwick 
County, Virginia, 1685, and in 1692-1693;' he patented, 
1652, a tract of 2070 acres of land in Warwick County, 
granted in 1637, to his father. Captain Thomas Harwood. 

He, Captain Thomas Harwood, came to Virginia in 1620, 
and on June 28 of that year was appointed a member of 
the Council (the higher legislative body), and was re- 

'Stanard's Colonial Virginia Register, pp. 100; Virginia Gazette. 
=Id. pp. 85, 89. 

154 The Ewing Genealogy wmi Cognate Branches 

appointed on July 24, 1621 ; but later, in 1629, 1630, 1633, 
and 1642, he was a Burgess for Mulberry Island, and in 
1644, 1645, 1648, and 1649, he was a Burgess for W^arwick 
County, being Speaker of the House in 1648-1649. In 
1652, he was again appointed to the Council/ 

Colonel William Harwood, Burgess for Warwick Coun- 
ty, 1 742-1 775, and a member of the Virginia Convention 
of 1776, was doubtless a son of Major William Harwood, 
who died June 2, 1737; hence a brother of Ann Harwood.' 

It has long been asserted in the Green family that Ann 
Harwood mentioned was the daughter of Colonel William 
Harwood, the member of the Virginia Convention of 1776. 
To have been her father, he must have married her mother 
when he was just grown, and have been about 80 years old 
at the time he was a member of such Convention. Still 
these restrictions are not inconsistent with his being her 
father, but do tend strongly to make it probable that the 
text is correct in ascribing Ann Harwood's paternity to 
Major William Harwood instead of to his son. Colonel 
William Harwood. However, as she was undoubtedly the 
daughter of one or the other, and as each was in his time 
a member of the House of Burgesses, either thus making 
a descendant eligible to the Virginia Colonial Dames, dis- 
cussion of the question would seem to be academic. 

■Stanard's Colonial Virginia Register, pp. 115 et seq. 

■Stanard's Colonial Virginia Register, pp. 29, 51, 54-58, 60, 62, 64, 67. 








son of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing, senior, and Eliza Josephine 
Kittredge (q. v.) ; born at "Ariel," Lafourche Parish, Lou- 
isiana, July 21, i860; attended a preparatory school at 
Pass Christian, Mississippi, between 1870-1873; shortly 
after his father's death (1872), he temporarily discontinued 
school, owing to financial reverses in his family, and then, 
thirteen years old, personally solicited and obtained from 
a New Orleans merchant, to whom he introduced himself, 
advances on his own account for a country plantation store, 
from which he made the money to resume school ; he later 
(1878) entered the University of Mississippi, at Oxford, 
whence he was graduated in 1881, before he was twenty-one 
years of age, in both the academic and law courses, which 
he had paralleled, taking in the former the degree Ph.B., 
and in the latter the degree LL.B. (first honor and valedic- 
torian) ; he not only thus led his class, but developed high 
talents as an orator, having taken the Phi Sigma and Wil- 
loughby Read medals for oratory, and having been chosen 
annual orator; his speech as a Junior, "The Wandering 
Jew," thrilled and captivated his audience, eliciting an ova- 
tion at the conclusion, and was published generally in the 
Mississippi, Memphis and New Orleans papers. 

He settled in Houston, Texas, where he was admitted to 
the bar in the spring of 1882, and has since there resided 
and engaged in the practice of his profession, which has 
extended to the highest courts, Federal and State, including 
important cases, personally argued by him, in the United 
States Supreme Court. 

His practice has been at all times general, varied as the 
body of the law, and confined to no particular branch, but 
perhaps the greatest display of his talents has been in the 
equity field of jurisprudence and in litigation over land and 
commercial interests ; he is said by his profession to have 

"lulited by his wife. 


156 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

pioneered or developed more or as many great juridical 
principles as any lawyer of the South.' 

He was for a number of years in his practice a partner of 
Geo. Goldthwaite and Henry F. Ring, and an associate of 
John Lovejoy, all distinguished lawyers, under successive 
finn names, Goldthwaite & Ewing, Goldthwaite, Ewing & 
Ring, and Ewing & Ring. 

In 1899, he was elected and served as President of the 
Texas Bar Association ; he is also a member of the Harris 
County Bar Association, and of the American Bar 

In April, 1905, he was commissioned and served as Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas." 

He campaigned with brilliant success in the East for the 
Democratic National Committee under invitations, begin- 
ning in 1908; was one of the few Southern orators honored 
by such choice for the sections allotted to him. During 
his itinerary of 1908, he spoke at Syracruse, New York, 
with Vice-Presidential candidate John W. Kern (after- 
wards United States Senator from Indiana) to about ten 
thousand persons, completely winning his audience, includ- 
ing Senator Kern, who afterwards wrote of him : 

'Vide, Texas Reports, Rutherford v. State, 15 App.. 236, 16 Id., 649; Cole 
V. Bammell, 62 Tex. 108; Continental Nat. Bank of N. Y. v. Weems, 69 
Tex. 489; Overstreet v. Root, 84 Tex. 26, s. c. 78 Tex. 571; Smith v. Swan, 
2 T. C. A. 563, and XIV; Branch v. Baker, 70 Tex. 190; Cantrell v. Dyer, 6 
T. C. A. 551; Cargill v. Kountze, 86 Tex. 386; Masterson v. Burnett, two 
cases 37 S. W. 987, 27 T. C. A. 370; Houston Cemetery Co. v. Drew, 13 T. C. 
A. 536; Inman & Co. v. St. Louis S. Ry. Co., 14 T. C. A. 39; Dunlap v. Green, 
23 U. S. App. 24, s. c. 60 Fed. Rep. 242; Herman v. Likens, 90 Tex. 448; Ab- 
lowich V. Greenville Nat. Bank, 95 Tex. 429, 433-4 (Though not the attorney 
of record in these two cases, Judge Ewing in each prepared the argument 
which resulted in the decision); Niday v. Cochran, 42 T. C. A. 292; Brown v. 
Canterbury, 101 Tex. 86; Herndon v. Burnett, 21 T. C. A. 25, confirmed and 
supplemented in his other cases of Sydnor v. Texas Savings, etc., Assn., 
42 T. C. A., 138, 94 S. W. 451, and Brewer v. Cochran. 99 S. W. 1033, and 
Frugia v. Trueheart, 106 S. W. 736; Downey v. Hatter, 48 S. W. 32; Am. 
Legion of Honor v. Giesberg, 17 T. C. A. 2, 42 S. W. 785; Tinsley v. Ander- 
son. 171 U. S. 101, 1. ed. 91; House v. Am. Surety Co.. 21 T. C. A. 590, 54 
S. W. 303; Besson v. Richards. 24 T. C. A. 64, 58 S. W. 611; First Nat. Bank 
of Houston v. Ewing &• Ring. U. S. App., 103 Fed. 168, writ of certiorari de- 
nied. 179 U. S. 686; Naquin v. Tex. Savings, etc.. Assn., 67 S. W. 85, 908, 
s. c. 95 Tex. 313, 58 L. R. A. 711; Tinsley v. Magnolia Park. 59 S W. 629; 
Nelson v. Bridge, 98 Tex. 523; Calder v. Davidson, 59 S. W. 300; Kimball v 
Houston Oil Co.. 100 Tex. 336, s. c. 114 S. W. 662, and 103 Tex 94- 
Moore v. Snowball, 98 Tex. 16, 66 L. R. A. 745; Peden Iron & Steel Co v. 
Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corp., Ltd., U. S. App., 151 Fed 992- Murphy 
V. Galveston, H. & N. Ry. Co.. 100 Tex. 490. s. c. 101 S. W 439 9 'l R A 
(N. S.) 762; Beaumont. S. L. & W. Ry. Co. v. Olmstead, 120 S. W. 596; Hous- 
ton Oil Co. v Mason, U. S. App., 173 Fed. 1021; City of Beaumont v. Master- 
son. 142 S. W. 984; Houston & Tex. Cent. Ry Co. v. Gray, 137 S W 729. 
t u-ir^ Tex. 42; Central Bank & Trust Co. v. Hill. 160 S. W. 1099; Solan 
& Bllhngs V. Pasche, 153 S. W. 672; Succession of Race (La. Sup. Ct.) 80 So 
Kep. 234. 

"Vide. City of Austin v. Cahill, 99 Tex. 172. 175 et seq. 

The Ewtno Genealogy with Cognate Branches 157 

"Judge Presley K. Ewing of Texas, is a profound jurist, 
a Prince amongst men, and one of the finest democrats 
between the oceans," 

He is the author of treatises, legal and literary, which 
have evoked great praise, among them. The De-facto Wife, 
and The Rise and Progress of Education. 

His renown as an orator is established and generally re- 
cognized, and as a specimen of his eloquence as also of his 
lofty professional ideals, reference is made to his speech, 
at a Bar banquet, as published in part/ 

He represented successfully before the Trans-Mississippi 
Commercial Congress, at Wichita, Kansas, in May, 1899, 
the plan of United States Government appropriation for 
deep water gulf outlet from Houston." 

Upon the death of Mr, Justice Lurton (1914), and 
shortly after of Mr, Justice Lamar (1916), and the resigna- 
tion of Mr. Justice Hughes (1916), of the United States 
Supreme Court, he was enthusiastically endorsed for 
Justice of that Court ; perhaps no one was ever more 
strongly or widely endorsed for the position. Among those 
urging his appointment were Justices from four State 
Supreme Courts, including that of his own State, and the 
Senate of Texas unanimously, and it is affirmed by those 
in a position to know, that he would have received one of 
the two latter appointments, had the President given either 
to the South. 

Not for the purpose of eulogy, but merely as reflecting 
the estimate in which Judge Ewing is held as man, lawyer 
and jurist by his compatriots, we quote from a few of the 
endorsements of him to the President for the Supreme 
Court : 

Honorable Joe H. Eagle, Member of Congress from 
Texas : 

"He would make one of the illustrious judges on that 
exalted bench, whose labors would make — not only for the 
establishing of justice — but also for the abiding glory of 
the Supreme Court as the final arbiter, under tlie Consti- 
tution, of questions affecting or determining the ultimate 
result of our system of free government. 

"I hope this may in no sense be taken as fulsome; and I 
excuse my positive utterances concerning Judge Ewing on 
the ground that I personally by long contact know these 

»Shurter's Am. Oratory of To-day, p. 189. 
= Who's Who in America. 1916-17. 

158 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

statements are true ; and I know of no other man of whom 
I would say these things." 

Judge Norman G. Kittrell, jurist and journalist : 

"Any man who attains, as Mr. Ewing has done, a place 
at the head of the bar of Texas, must necessarily be a lawyer 
of the highest order of ability; and that he stands abreast 
of the ablest lawyers at this or any other bar, cannot be 
truthfully denied." 

Hon. Joseph C Hutcheson, ex-member of Congress from 
Texas : 

"In mental qualifications, temperament and physical ap- 
pearance, nature has marked him for the position ; a 
scholarly lawyer, a trained jurist, and a profound thinker." 

Chief Justice T. J. Brown, of the Supreme Court of 
Texas : 

"I believe Mr. Ewing qualified to fill the place well and 
ably, and 1 know that his character personally and profes- 
sionally is such as to commend him to your kind considera- 
tion. His professional training has given him a broad c-\n- 
prehension of legal questions which enables him to reach 
sound conclusions." 

Justice F. A. Monroe, of the Supreme Court of 
Louisiana : 

"Would be an eminently proper person to be selected." 

Justice W. R. Blakemore, of the Supreme Court of 
Oklahoma : 

"Judge Ewing is a man of the highest legal attainments, 
a profound scholar, of judicial temperament, and a fine 
sense of honor. No man better equipped for the perform- 
ance of the duties of this high office can be found." 

Justice Garret J. Garretson, of the Supreme Court of 
New York: 

"Judge Ewing is of irreproachable personal character 
and reputation, of superior intellectual and educational en- 
dowment, and as a lawyer ranks among the best and ablest 
in the country. His high standing as a man and a jurist 
is not confined to his State and the 'Southland,' but extends 
as well throughout the "Northland' and the whole country." 

The Houston Post: 

"He is a man in the prime of life and activity, he is 
recognized wherever he is known as one of the South's 
most eminent jurists, and his high personal character would 
splendidly accord with the traditions of the august tribunal 
which his friends believe he would adorn." 

The Ewing Genealogy wrrn Cognate Brancjies 159 

The Houston Chronicle : 

"Mr. Ewing has a wide acquaintance over the United 
States. In several campaigns he has carried the battle flag 
of democracy into doubtful states. 

"His ability to meet the requirements of the position 
is universally conceded. Physically, morally, intellectually 
and in the element of professional attainments he measures 
up to the dignity and to the responsible duties of the 

The Memphis News Scimitar: 

"His profound scholarship and discursive reading have 
enriched his mind with a fund of encyclopedic information, 
both legal and historical, and he is looked upon by the 
legal profession of Texas as one of the master minds at 
the bar. Certainly if President Wilson should elevate him 
to the position, he will select the peer of any of the great 
lawyers whose names are being mentioned." 

Judge Ewing was for many years President of the ZZ 
Club, the oldest social organization in Texas, and as such 
a social leader, with a personality and conversation easily 
adaptable and of peculiar attractiveness ; he is a member of 
the important local clubs; he is a Master Mason, a Knight 
Templar, a Shriner and an Elk, and of the college fra- 
ternities, a Beta-Bheta-Pi. 

There has been reserved for the last what Mr. Ewing 
declares the best achievement of his life, his marriage on 
February lo, 1885, three years after he began practice, to 
Mary Ellen Williams, to whom he had been engaged for 
seven years — since their college days. From this marrige 
were born two daughters : 

1. josiE VESTA, born February 11, 1886, and 

2. GLADYS, born April 17, 1893 (q. v.). 

The career of these daughters, as students and socially, 
has been very similar; both went to a private school until 
qualified for the sixth grade, then advanced to graduation in 
the Houston High School, each there receiving her diploma 
at 16 years of age, with a leading record. After obtaining 
the High School diplomas, both took a finishing course at 
the Finch School, in New York City, where each received 
with high honor a post graduate diploma, besides a special 
diploma in elocution ; both have been social successes, 
popular and attractive, and much sought after and honored 
not only in Houston and sister cities of the South, but in 
leading cities of the East and West ; both have always 

160 The Ewing Genealogy wrni Cognate Branches 

borne with them, as though an engravement on the family 
escutcheon, their lofty ideals of womanhood, but never 
obstrusively ; and finally, both have a genius for poetry, 
V^esta winning when a High School student a prize offered 
for the best Christmas carol, and Gladys being accorded 
high honor at the Finch School for poems which have been 
by critics likened to Wordsworth. Commenting on one of 
her poems, "A Vision," inspired by seeing Maude Adams 
in Peter Pan, the famous editor and writer, Michael Wil- 
liam Connolly,' thus said : 

"That child ought to write more; she has a message for 
the world." 

We insert, as an easy way of describing their poetic 
work, the following: 

(Vesta Ewing) 
"Brave shepherds were watching 
In Bethlehem, 

When angels brought tidings 
Unto them. 

" 'Behold a child is born. 
This very night. 
The Savior, Christ Our Lord, 
The Light of Light.' 

"The simple peasants bowed 
In homage there 
Before the Child who lay 
In manger bare. 

"And Mary pondered these things 
In her mind. 

And knew her Child was bom 
To bless mankind. 

"And so in after years 
We worship Him 
Who gave His life to save 
Our souls from sin. 

"For though upon the cross 
He nobly died. 
Yet his great teachings were 
Not Crucified." 

Wide, Who's Who in America, 1916-17. 


The Ewinq Genealogy with Cognate Bbanohes 161 

(Gladys Ewing) 
"The wonders of the world are manifold — 

That is God's gracious gift to all mankind ; 

Yet some there are who do not seek to find 
The treasures He bestowed. The quest of gold 
Has lured till warm and tender hearts grow cold, 

A sordid search of gain controls the mind, 

The sacred thoughts of life are cast behind. 
And love of self o'ershadows young and old. 

Oh, Peter Pan, come from thine elfin home 
And teach us to forget and laugh once more; 

With thee to 'Never, Never Land,' we'll roam 
And faith renew in childish fairly lore. 

Let Youth and Joy and Love o'er all abide, 

A Fairyland is Life when thou art guide." 

Both of the daughters, Vesta (Ewing) Vinson, and 
Gladys (Ewing) Combes (q. v.) are members of the Na- 
tional Society of the Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion, National Numbers 123439 and 123437, respectively, 
each with eight bars ; ancestors, Robert Ewing, Ephraim 
McLean, Surgeon Francis Kittredge, Corporal Ebenezer 
Eaton, Colonel Thomas Marston Green, Captain William 
Field, Major Abner Field and John Mills (q. v.). 

They are also eligible to membership in the Virginia 
Society of Colonial Dames; ancestors, Robert Ewing V 
(q. v.), and Henry Filmer and William Harwood.' 


wife of Presley K. Ewing, was born August 7, 1862, in 
St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana; married at "Sunnyside," the 
parental home, in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, on Febru- 
ary lo, 1885. 

Mrs. Ewing has, and deservedly so, a prominent place 
in "The Texas Women's Hall of Fame," published by the 
Biographical Press, Austin, Texas (page 220), for her life 
has been checkered with deeds of public and philanthropic 
service, acts of patriotic devotion, and sympathetic help- 
fulness to the wear>^ of foot and saddened of heart. 

'The Virginia Society excludes justices of the peace of colonial times, 
liiit Kohert Ewing was not a justice of the peace; he was a judge under com- 
mission of King (ieorge 11 (1754) with circuit court and chancery powers, 
of a court record, having unlimited and general jurisdiction in civil mat- 
ters, extending to capital felony in criminal cases. (V^ide, Records of Bed- 
ford County, Va.) 

-Vide, "Green Tree," supra. 

•Edited by her husband. 

162 The Ewinq Genealogy aa'ith Cognate Branches 

She has been secretary of the Ladies Parish Association, 
Christ (Episcopal) Church, and of the Robert E. Lee 
Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, and of the Ladies 
Reading Club, all of Houston, Texas; she has been First 
Vice-President of State Congress of Mothers, and of St. 
Humane Society; she has been President of the Ladies 
Reading Club, of Parent-Teacher Association, State Presi- 
dent of Sunshine Society, and Chairman of Legislative 
Committee of Harris County Suffrage Association ; she was 
at the time of her death First Vice-President of the Harris 
County Humane Society, Honorary President of Child's 
Welfare League, President of the Nobis Club (social), and 
comparatively recently, at San Antonio, refused the First 
Vice-Presidency of State Suffrage Association, for want of 
time to discharge the arduous duties of the position. 

She was commissioned by Governor O. L. Colquitt on 
April i6, 1912, as a delegate to represent the State of Texas 
at the Southwestern Conference on Tuberculosis, at Waco, 
Texas, and similarly she was commissioned on April 8, 
1913, as a member of the Board of State Bureau of Child 
and Animal Protection, and in like manner she was ap- 
pointed a delegate to the State Conference of Charities 
and Corrections, held at Fort Worth, Texas, November 30 
to December 2, 1913, inclusive. 

The thought of doing something for the public weal was 
with her a dominant one, and in this line of pursuit, she 
was an inventor, as a sanitary measure, of an improvement 
in street cleaners, for the suction, ignition and immediate 
consumption of street sweepings, and was granted there- 
for Letters Patent of the United States. 

Mrs. Ewing may be justly described as having been in her 
advocacy of measures, aggressive and determined in her 
positions, but at the same time she was of engaging and 
winning personality, optimistic, and as before suggested, 
genial and of sunny temperament, cheerful and fond of 
society, public spirited, ready in debate and resourceful in 
support of her contentions ; a philanthropist and benefac- 
tress, full of sympathy for the weak or suffering, and often 
eloquent in her appeals for reforms in their interests. 

As a club woman, she ever turned towards helpfulness 
of others less fortunate ; as president of the Ladies Reading 
Club, she established a system of circulating libraries for 
the benefit of the country people; as president of the Par- 
ent-Teacher Association and United Mothers Club, she ably 


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battled through the Press and by personal canvass for the 
adoption, and largely succeeded in the establishment, of 
twelve reforms in the public schools, called the "twelve 
necessities," looking to improved sanitation, safety and de- 
velopment of the children, and as an aid to that end, she 
advocated women on the school board, which resulted in an 
exciting municipal campaign over an amendment she had 
proposed to the city charter, in which she acquitted her- 
self with great honor, the Press, even in Canada, portray- 
ing her as a woman who, though a social leader, had turned 
her talents to the service of humanity. She ardently took 
up the fight for shorter hours for the store clerks, known 
as the "six o'clock movement," and was instrumental in 
effecting that reform ; in the course of her advocacy of 
it, she eloquently argued before the State Federation of 
Women's Clubs at San Antonio, and the National Federa- 
tion of Women's Clubs at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, much of 
her speech in the latter instance being published as a special 
dispatch by great dailies. 

Through all her enthusiastic pursuit of public affairs, 
she lost none of her domestic charm, but remained always 
the cynosure of attractiveness in the home, loving and be- 
loved by her husband, daughters, and grandchildren, de- 
voted to their interests and successes, and often helpfully 
promotive of them. 

Mrs. Ewing was accepted as a member of the National 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Na- 
tional Number 130955, with three bars, ancestors, John 
Mills, Captain William Field and Major Abner Field. 



Mrs. Ewing was the daughter of Charles Clark Williams, 
and of his wife, Eudora Elizabeth Cross, and the great 
granddaughter of William Field and his wife, Elizabeth 


Her father, Charles Clark Williams, who was bom 
August 21, 1833, and died August 11, 1900, is understood 
to have been descended from Honorable William Williams, 
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, 
whose life of great sacrifice and achievement is familiar to 
all, and through him from the Pilgrim ancestor, Robert 
Williams, who came to America, with his wife, Elizabeth 
Stratton, in the Rose, 1625, and helped to found the town 
of Roxbury, Massachusetts, but, owing to the destruction 
by fire of the family records, the intermediate links cannot 
be given with completeness. 

Much historic interest centers in the name Williams; in 
different forms it is found in German (Wilhelm, meaning 
"helmet of resolution"), and in Dutch, Danish, Bohemian, 
French, Italian and Greek. A tradition with many ad- 
herents traces the name to a tribe of North Wales in the 
ninth century. The great seal of William the Conquerer 
"Willhelmus" indicates that he was a Williams. 

Oliver Cromwell was a member of the Williams family; 
Carlyle has it, "Cromwell alias Williams." His ancestor 
of the blood was Morgan Williams, a Welshman of con- 
siderable property, who married a sister of Lord Thomas 
Cromwell, afterwards Earl of Essex, whose descendants 
assumed the name of Cromwell. Morgan Williams' father 
was William Williams, who held a position of honor in 
the house of the Duke of Bedford. It is also asserted that 
Cromwell was a descendant of Richard Williams, who as- 
sumed the name of Cromwell from his maternal uncle 
Thomas Cromwell, Secretary of State to Henry VIII., with 
lineage extending to the barons of the eleventh century. 
Roger Williams, born in Wales, the founder of Rhode 
Island, was a contemporary of Cromwell, both born in 1599, 
and it is said they were personal friends. 




The Ewing Genealogy wrrii Cogxate Bkanciies 165 

The coat-of-arms of the Williams family of Wales, and 
of Norfolk, England, which was that of the Pilgrim, Robert 
Williams, here reproduced, is sable, a lion rampant, argent, 
armed and languid, gules ; crest, a fighting cock, symbol 
of watchfulness; motto, Y Fyno Dwy Y Fydd — "What 
God willeth will be ;" side motto. Cognosce occasionem — 
"watch your opportunity !"* 

The author just cited in the footnote (Eleanor Lexing- 
ton) to whom we are indebted chiefly for the above his- 
toric narrative, thus observes upon the patriotic ardor of 
the family : 

"The Williams' have always been true to their flag in 
war. Call to arms aroused their fighting blood. They 
were in the ranks, they were fifers, drummers, drum- 
majors, ensigns, surgeons, quarter-masters, sergeants, cap- 
tains, corporals, colonels, lieutenants, adjutants, majors, 
generals, brigadier-generals. 

"Joseph Warren, who fell at Bunker Hill, was fifth in 
descent from Robert Williams, Pilgrim. General Otto Wil- 
liams was a confidant of Washington's. William Williams, 
also a lineal descendant of Robert, was a member of Con- 
gress, 1776, and a signer from Connecticut." 

Charles Clark Williams, the father of Mrs. Ewing, re- 
ceived his early education at Georgetown Military 
Academy, Kentucky ; he was the son of Joseph Crawley 
(born 1773, died 1857), ^ scholarly man, a college professor 
of Greek and Latin, and of Harriett (Gark) Williams, 
who were born in Culpepper County, C. H., Virginia, and 
afterwards lived in Baltimore, Maryland, whence they re- 
moved to Lexington, Kentucky, and later, in 1828, to 
Lafourche, Louisiana. He accompanied his parents in 
these removals, and, having espoused the cause of seces- 
sion, he joined the Confederate army in 1862, was a gal- 
lant soldier, serving as captain of company C in Colonel 
Vick's regiment of infantry, and participating in the en- 
gagements at Bisland, Brashear (now Morgan City) and 
Vermillion bayou. In 1855, he married Miss A^melia Camp, 
of New Orleans, Louisiana, who died the following year, 
leaving no issue; and, on February 13, 1861, he married 
Miss Eudora Elizabeth Cross, from which union was born 
the daughter, Mary Ellen, who was the eldest child, and in 
her are to be found many of her father's splendid qualities to 

*Eleanor Lexington's sketch in the Times Democrat, of New Orleans, La. 

166 The Ewing Genealogy wrni Cognate Branches 

a very marked degree; among them, a resolute purpose, 
dauntless and invincible, indefatigable energy in the prose- 
cution of an endeavor, and withal a sunshiny temperament 
like a benediction. His capacity to overcome opposition as 
well as obstacles was strikingly shown by the readiness with 
which he repaired the ravages of the Civil War, which 
destroyed the considerable fortune he had accumulated ; for 
thereafter, he rapidly became one of the wealthiest and 
most influential of the sugar planters of his section (La- 
fourche, Louisiana), and best of all, through the trying 
ordeal of the regaining struggle, he preserved untarnished 
his unswerving integrity and honor, bearing ever aloft the 
family escutcheon, and so guiding his course that he, re- 
spected by all and loved by those who knew him, might at 
each nightfall exclaim : "Tomorrow, do thy worst, I've 
lived to-day !" 


This is a family woven illustriously into the history of 
America, with talents in intellectual pursuits as diversified 
as the affairs of men. Notable among the distinguished of 
the name, being of the same family, are included David 
Dudley Field, D. D. (1781-1867), of Connecticut (who 
was graduated from Yale and became one of the most 
venerable of the ministers of New England), and his re- 
markably gifted sons, (i) David Dudley (1805-1904), 
graduated from Williams College, a very eminent lav.yer; 
(2) Stephen Johnson, bom 1816, famous Justice of the 
Supreme Court of the United States; (3) Cyrus West 
(1819-1892), of great and successful business enterprise; 
(4) the Rev. Henry Martyn, born 1822, a prominent minis- 
ter and distinguished author." 

The task of tracing the lineage of the Fields has been 
in the main relieved of original research by us, as that work 
has been so admirably performed by others, from whom we 
quote freely. 

In "Genealogy of the Fields of Providence, Rhode 
Island," as traced by Mrs. Harriet A. Brownwell, we read : 

"It is said by the genealogist of the family of Zachariah 
Field, who first settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, that 
'the first individuals of the name of Field, — William and 
John — that settled in Providence, emigrated to this coun- 
try in 1632, and no record of this family is to be found in 

^Int. Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, pp. 830 831. 


The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 167 

Rhode Island earlier than 1636. At tliat time we find the 
name of William Ffeld, Ffeild, or Ffield, and a year later 
that of John Ffeld, Ffeild, or Ffield, in the public records 
of Providence.' 

"Roth William and John Ffield were employed in the 
transaction of the business of the colonies, and both were 
appointed members of a Committee for arranging and estab- 
lishing a 'General Court' at Newport, Rhode Island, in 

"It is stated by Henry M. Field, the genealogist of the 
family of his father, David Dudley Field, D. D., of Stock- 
bridge, Massachusetts, that a few years after the arrival 
of his ancestor, Zachariah Field, who settled in Dorchester, 
Massachusetts, two brothers, William and John Field, ap- 
peared at Providence, from whom are descended a large 
number of Fields in the State of Rhode Island.' " (In- 
troduction, p. 3). 

Again (p. 5), as follows: 

"Most of the descendants of Thomas Field, the nephew 
and heir of the first William Field, settled in other States, 
where they and some of their descendants have left an 
honorable record. The sons of Captain (William) Field 
of Field's Point, were all of them noted men. A person 
who was familiar with the society of their day said of them, 
'no young men in the State were more looked up to than 
Abner and Nehemiah Field.' They both held commissions 
in the Continental Army before they were 21 years old, and 
were present at the battle of Bunker Hill. They were lead- 
ing men in public life and some of their descendants are 
among the most enterprising Western men. 'Hon. George 
Field, of Cranston,' the youngest son of Captain William, 
held a high social position and was noted for his moral 
and social qualities. He was always in public life. His 
stern sense of right and his unyielding integrity, his stately 
and dignified bearing, caused him occasionally to be alluded 
to as an 'Old Roman Senator.' One of our orators in 
describing the Rhode Island Assembly of other days alluded 
to 'George Field, the Cato of the Senate.' " 

In "Record of the Family of the late Rev. David Dudley 
Field, D. D.," by his youngest son, Henry Martyn Fiekl, 
it is said (p. 5) : 

"The name of Field is an ancient and honorable one in 
England. Some who have made a study of the subject pro- 

168 The Ewing Genealogy wrru Cognate Branches 

fess to have traced it back to the time of WilUam the 

And again (same page) : 

"It (the Field Family) runs back directly to one who 
came to New England not more than lo or 12 years after 
the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, who was himself 
a Puritan and bore the old scriptural name of Zachariah. 
A few years later, two brothers, William and John Field, 
appear at Providence, from whom are descended the large 
number of Fields in the State of Rhode Island. In 1644 
Robert Field came to the Massachusetts Colony, and the 
year after removed to Flushing, on Long Island, where with 
others he obtained land from the Dutch Governor at New 
Amsterdam, as New York was then called. He became 
the ancestor of the Fields of Long Island and New 
Jersey. * * * * 

"This Zachariah Field was the son of John Field, a 
grandson of John Field, the astronomer." 

And (p. 10) : 

"Timothy Field, a descendant of Zachariah, fought in 
the Revolution — joined Seventh Regiment in Kentucky, and 
was appointed sergeant major." 

In the work of two volumes "Field Genealogy," by Fred- 
erick Clifton Pierce, which purports to give a record of all 
the Fields in America whose ancestors were in this Coun- 
try prior to the year 1700, it is said (Vol. I, pp. 9-10) : 

"The name of Field is an ancient and honorable one in 
England, and can be traced far back of the Conquest. 
Probably not a dozen families in England can prove so 
high an antiquity. * * * Burke states in one edition of his 
'Landed Gentry,' under the head of De La Field, that this 
family was originally in Alsace near the Vosges Moun- 
tains, where it was seated at the Chateau de la Field, near 
Colmar from the darkest period of the middle ages ; and 
the Counts de la Field were the once powerful proprietors 
of the demesnes and castles near Colmar, of which the lat- 
ter still bears their name. These lords had large possessions 
in Alsace and Lorraine, and are frequently mentioned in the 
wars of these countries. * * * The ancestor of the Field 
family, the first of whom there is any record, was Huber- 
tus de la Field, who went to England with William the 
Conqueror in the year 1066 from near Colmar in Alsace, 
on the German border of France. He was of the family 
of the Counts de la Field, who trace back to the darkest 

The EwiNG Genealogy wrrii Cognate Branches 169 

period of the middle ages, about the sixth century. In 
Alsace the de la Fields entertained in the XI Century Pope 
Leo IX and his court on the way to consecrate Strasburgh. 
The edifice received many benefactions at their hands, and 
several of them are interred there in the Chanteries they 

And at p. 23 : 

"Hubertus de la Field received of William the Conqueror 
large grants of land for military services. In the XIV 
century, in consequence of wars between England and 
France, the English de la Fields dropped their French pre- 
fix de la, and ever after wrote their name Field. As previ- 
ously stated, Sir Hubertus, the first in England, settled in 
Lancaster near the city of Chester." 

Again (pp. 108-113), it is said: 

"In the sixteenth century the name is illustrated by a dis- 
tinguished astronomer, John Field, who was the first to in- 
troduce the Copernican system into England. Copernicus 
died in 1543, leaving as a legacy to the world, his great 
work, 'The Revolution of the Celestial Orbs,' in which he 
overthrew the system of Ptolemy, which had ruled the 
world for over 2,000 years." 

The author just cited (Frederick Clifton Pierce), after 
reviewing the Rev. Henry Martyn Field's proofs that .the 
family to which these pages relate is descended from the 
astronomer, John Field, thus comments (p. 113) : 

"These testimonies create a probability, amounting to a 
moral certainty * * * These combined proofs can hardly 
leave a doubt in the minds of the several branches of the 
Field family, in America, that they are descended from 
John Field, the astronomer." 


"the nephew and heir of the first William Field," was born 
about 1648, in England, died August 10, 1717; he swore 
allegiance to King Charles II., June i, 1667, and was chosen 
Treasurer of the town of Providence, Rhode Island, where 
he resided, on June 3, 1672' He married in Providence, 
Rhode Island, Martha Harris, daughter of Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Austin) Field; she died about 1717.' 

He was the son of Thomas Field, probably bom in 
Thurnscoe, England, grandson of William Field, great 

^Early Records, B. 3, 323. 

^Frederick C. Pierce's "Field Genealogy." Vol. 1, pp. 124-126. 

170 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

grandson of John Field, and great great grandson of 
Richard Field, and great great great grandson of Wil- 
liam Field, whose father was also named William, 
but the author just cited, while tracing these ancestors, does 
not review their families, simply saying in a note: "Names 
of early ancestors are dropped. See former generations.'" 

Children born to Thomas and Mary (Harris) Field 
were : 

(i) THOMAS, born January 3, 1670; married (first) 
Abigail Hopkins, and (second) Abigail Chaffee. 

(2) Mary, born June i, 1673; married John Dexter. 

(3) Amos, bom 1677, died unmarried. 

(4) William, born June 8, 1682, married Mary 

(5) Martha, married Thomas Mathewson. 

(6) Elizabeth, married John Yeats, junior, January 24, 


son of Thomas and Martha (Harris) Field (q. v.), bom 
Providence, Rhode Island, January 3, 1670; died there on 
July 17, 1752; married (first) Abigail Hopkins, daughter 
of William and Abigail Hopkins, and (Second) Abigail 
Chaffee, April 28, 1737, she dying shortly after 1752. 
Children, being by his first wife, were : 
(i) Thomas, born 1696. 

(2) Stephen, wife's name Sarah; he died at sea Sep- 
tember 10, 1727. 

(3) Jeremiah, bora before 1706; married Abigail 

(4) Nathaniel, married Margaret Barstow. 

(5) Anthony, married Mehitable Whipple. 

(6) Joseph, born before 1699; died at sea October 5, 
1736, probably unmarried.^ 


son of Thomas and Abigail (Hopkins) Field (q. v.), was 
bom in Providence, Rhode Island, before 1706, died Sep- 
tember 2, 1768, where he then resided, either Cranston or 
Providence, Rhode Island; he was married December 27, 
1725, to Abigail Waterman, daughter of Justice Richard 
Waterman. Children of the marriage were: 

'Id., Vol 1, p. 105. 

-'Field Genealogy," Vol 1, pp. 124-126. 

■Id., Vol. 1, pp.' 175-177. 

The Ewinq Genealogy with Cognate Branches 171 

(i) WILLIAM, born April 30, 1728; married Waite 

(2) Abigail, born Januar)^ 2j, 1730; married October 
7, 1743, Benjamin Gorham ; he was the son of Jabez, son 
of Captain John Gorham, of Gorhamburg, England, and 
Desire Rowland, who came to America in the Mayflower. 

(3) Sarah, bom March 16, 1735, died in Chester, Ver- 
mont; married George Rounds, January, 1758. 

(4) James, born July 31, 1738; married (first) Hannah 
Stone, and (second) Jane Stone. 

(5) Thomas, bom September 7, 1741, married Deliver- 
ance Hammon. 

(6) Daniel, born August 30, 1743; married Hannah 

(7) Jeremiah, born July 14, 1746; married Lydia 

(8) Hannah, born November 13, 1749; married Jere- 
miah Randall.' 


son of Jeremiah and Abigail (Waterman) Field (q. v.), 
was born, Providence, Rhode Island, April 30, 1728, died 
in 1816; he married January 4, 1750, Waite Wescott, 
daughter of Thomas Wescott; she was bom in 1732, died 
September 23, 1808. Their children were: 

(i) Remember, bom September 7, 1751 ; died April 12, 


(2) Pardon, born May, 1753; died April, 1755. 

(3) ABNER, bom July 5, 1754; married Rebecca Payne. 

(4) Moses, bom March 21, 1756; died December 6, 


(5) Nehemiah, born May 15, 1757; married Sarah 

(6) Roxana, born February 20, 1759; died unmarried, 
March 26, 1778. 

(7) Esther, bom January 10, 1761 ; married July 13, 
1783, Captain William Waterman, of Cranston, Rhode 

(8) David, born March 2", 1763; married Mary 

(9) Huldah, born August 2, 1764; died April 11, 1S24; 
married (first) Mr. Tabor, and (second) John Warner, 
February 22, 1798. 

i"Ficld Genealogy," Vol. 1. pp. 242-244. 

172 The Ewinq Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

(10) Rhoda, born February 14, 1767; died unmarried, 
December 26, 1832. 

(11) George, born December 25, 1768; died August 29, 
1839; married Abigail Davis, daughter of Moses Davis; 
she was born 1775, died August 26, 1873. 

(12) Eleanor, born December 13, 1772; died unmar- 
ried, March 8, 1864/ 

From the authority just cited, same reference, we quote, 
as follows : 

"The presence of the French allies inspired the life of 
the town. * * * The officers were on terms of pleasant 
intimacy with the leading families, and their presence im- 
parted an additional charm to social gayety. * * * The 
old Field homestead, at Field's Point, was much frequented 
by the French officers, where they were always sure of a 
hearty hospitality, and where they participated in social 
assemblies. * * * 

"The patriotism of the Field Family was of the purest 
sort. In 1780, William Field was appointed captain of a 
company in the 2nd regiment, ' of Providence County 
Militia. * * * 

"The Field family at the Point were numerous. The 
last survivor of the William Field family was Eleanor, a 
woman of uncommon natural endowments. She sold the 
Point estate to the City of Providence, and removed to 
Elmwood, and died March 8, 1864, aged 91 years." 

Captain William Field, the subject of this division, served 
as captain in the War of the Revolution, for the cause of 
Independence, of Third Company Militia, Cranston, May, 
1778, down to June, 1779, and was captain, appointed in 
February, 1780, of a company in the Second Regiment of 
Providence County Militia, which service is established by 
the following references : 

C. R. S. A., Vol. 8, p. 394, Vol. 9, p. 9 : 

Field Genealogy (1901) by Frederick Clifton Pierce, 
Vol. I, pp. 63, 364, 546. 

Revolutionary Defenses in Rhode Island, by Edward 
Field, pp. 7, 80, 88. 

Records of State of Rhode Island and Providence Plan- 

Rhode Island Society Military Papers. 

'"Field Genealogy," Vol 1, pp. 364-365. 

The Ewino Genealogy wpth Cognate Branches 173 


son of (Captain) William and Waite (Wescott) Field, 
(q. v.), was born July 5, 1754, Providence, Rhode Island, 
died in 1792; he married (first) Chloe Whipple, no chil- 
dren, and (second) Rebecca Payne, daughter of Captain 
John Payne, of Cranston, Rhode Island, February 2,2, 1779; 
she was bom in 1760, died June 19, 181 1. He was survived 
by four children, all born of the second marriage, namely : 
(i) WILLIAM, born in 1780, died in 1845; married 
Elizabeth Mills. 

(2) Robert Wescott, born February 28, 1781 ; married 
his cousin Lydia, daughter of Pardon and Elizabeth (Wil- 
liams) Field. 

(3) Abner Whipple, bom in 1775; married Betsy 

(4) Stephen, born January 10, 1791 ; married Mary 

The text just cited, same reference, has this to say: 

"Major Abner Field * * * was the son of Captain Wil- 
liam Field of Field's Point, Rhode Island. Abner was 
noted for his personal bravery. When he heard the news 
of the battle of Bunker Hill and the burning of Charleston, 
he instantly (1777) joined the volunteers, the Pawtuxet 
Rangers, at Cranston or Longneck, now called Pawtuxet 
Neck, under Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Arnold, second de- 
tachment. In July, 1778, he was on duty at Pawtuxet 
under Colonel Benjamin Arnold." 

Again (pp. 364-365) : 

"Abner and Nehemiah Field were distinguished for per- 
sonal bravery. When the news reached them of the battle 
of Bunker Hill, and the burning of Charleston, like Putman, 
they instantly left the field, and with rifle in hand joined the 
volunteers crowding on the scene of action. They were 
placed in the body of reserves. During the war Abner was 
taken prisoner and thrust into the notorious Jersey ship 
prison. Both Abner and Nehemiah held commissions." 

The following references established the services of 
Abner Field, above mentioned, in the cause of Independence 
as a soldier of the Revolutionary war, also similarly of his 
brother Nehemiah : 

"Field Genealogy," by Frederick Clifton Pierce, Vol I, 
pp. 63, 364-365. 546. 

"■Field Genealogy," Vol 1, p. 546. 

174 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Revolutionary Defenses in Rhode Island, by Edward 
Field, pp. 7, 80, 88. 

Rhode Island Society Military Papers. 

Genealogy of the Fields of Providence, Rhode Island, by 
Harriet Brownwell, p. 5. 

Records of State of Rhode Island and Providence Plan- 

Nehemiah Field, the brother above mentioned of Abner 
Field (q. v.), was a soldier in the War of the Revolution, 
ensign in Captain Jeremiah Olney's 4th. Company, Colonel 
David Hitchcock's Regiment of the Army of Observation, 
1775. He (Nehemiah) was born May 15, 1757, Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, died May 15, 1815, married August 
27, 1 781, Sarah Whitman, bom September 25, 1761, died 
July 21, 183 1. Their children were: (i) Arthur F., born 
December 18, 1782, wife's name Chloe; (2) Aaron Leland, 
bom October 14, 1787, married (first) Anna Ostrander. 
and (second) Diana Mowr)^ (3) William Whitman, and 
(4) Amy Waite; the last two having died apparently witli- 
out issue. Amy Waite certainly so, she dying in infancy.' 


son of Major Abner and Rebecca (Payne) Field (q. v.), 
was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1780, probably in 
January, died in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, in 1845; 
married Elizabeth Mills, daughter of the Revolutionary 
soldier, John Mills, in 1841 ; she was bom in 1795, died in 


William Field left Rhode Island when young and un- 
married, and went West, finally settling on the Lafourche 
in Louisiana, and seems in consequence of drifting away 
from early associations to have been lost sight of for a time 
in the East and assumed to have died young, unmarried. 

In point of fact, after settling in Louisiana, he was pros- 
perous and accumulated considerable wealth. Field Lake, 
near Lockport, Louisiana, was named for him. He was an 
architect, but engaged in various business enterprises, be- 
came prominent in the section of his domicile and when he 
died on the Lafourche, in 1845, ^e was much eulogized by 
the Press and lamented by a large circle of relatives and 

As stated, he married Elizabeth Mills, in 18 14, and by 
her he had eleven children : 

i"Field Genealogy," pp. S46-.W. 


The Ewixg Genealogy wirii Cogxate Branches 175 

(i) William, born 1815, died 1848. 

(2) Eliza, died 1897. 

(3) Sarah C. 

(4) John Haywood, died 1854. 

(5) MARY PIERCE, born 1819, died March 13, 1893. 

(6) Hudson, died 1866. 

(7) Josephine, bom 1845. 

(8) Edwin, died 1853. 

(9) Fielding, died young. 

(10) Adalia, died young. 

(11) Maria, born September 21, 1835, ^i^^ Januarj^ 15, 
191 1, married \\'illiam Darden. 


daughter of William and Elizabeth (Mills) Field (q. v.) 
was born in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, in 1819, died 
March 13, 1893, and was buried in St. John's (Episcopal) 
Cemetery, at Thibodaux, the seat of the parish just men- 
tioned; she was married March 3, 1844, to Benjamin 
Franklin Cross, who was a sugar planter of the Lafourche, 
born in 1823, died in 1868. They had one child, Eudora 
Elisabeth, born February 12, 1845. 

Mrs. Mary Pierce (Field) Cross, after the death of her 
husband, lived at "Sunny side," the home of her son-in-law, 
Charles Clark Williams, and by her tender care and gentle 
ministrations she became so endeared to her daughter's 
children, that they regarded her not as grandmother only, 
but as their dualistic mother, and as such her memory re- 
mained hallowed in their hearts. 


daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Pierce (Field) 
Cross, was born in Lafourche Parish, February 12, 1844, 
died in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 21, 1918, married 
February 12, 1861, Charles Clark Williams, before men- 
tioned, who was born August 21, 1833, died August 11, 
1900. They had eleven children: 

1. MARY ELLEN (q. V.), bom in St. Mary's Parish, in 
or near New Iberia, Louisiana, on August 7, 1862, wife of 
Presley K. Ewing, and mother of Josie Vesta (Vinson) and 
Gladys Ewing (Combes) ; she died April i, 1919. 

2. Charles Albert, born and died in 1864. 

3. Joseph Crawley, born February 12, 1866. 

4. Dora Louise, born December 8, 1867, married at 
"Sunnyside," April 4, 1888, Henry Garland Bush, of New 


176 TiiE EwiNG Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Orleans, Louisiana, born October lo, 1866; he died Feb- 
ruary 20, 191 1. Children: 

(i) John Garland, born February 28, 1891, in New 
Orleans. He was a first lieutenant in the World War. 

(2) Phillis Gresham, born October 25, 1892, in New 
Orleans; married December 14, 1916, William Victor 
Wrightson, of New Orleans, born November 12, 1886. 

(3) Harry, born September 3, 1893. He was also a 
lieutenant in the World War, and fought overseas. 

(4) Ruby Bethea, born December 26, 1901. 

(5) Gretchen, born September 5, 1905. 

AH born in or near New Orleans, Louisiana, except 
Gretchen, born in Atlanta, Georgia. 

5. William Franklin, born December 26, 1869, married 
in New Orleans, March 4, 1916, Marie (LeFoul) Loubat, 
a widow. 

6. Charles Clark Williams, junior, born November 17, 
1871, died at "Sunnyside," August 10, 1887. 

7. Minnie Roberta, unmarried, born March 17, 1874. 

8. Daisy Belle, born November 2^, 1875; married April 
24, 1895, Beverly Smith, M. D., of Franklin, Louisiana, 
born April 17, 1870. Children: 

( 1 ) Beverly Chew, B. A., University of Virginia, and 
later from same University, degree M. D., born at Frank- 
lin, Louisiana, February 7, 1896. 

(2) Daisy Belle, born same town, April 6, 1899, a 
student at Sophie Newcomb, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

9. Ruby Bethea, born July 28, 1877; ^^^^ November 14, 

10. Morgan Whitney, born June 29, 1879; died in Nev»' 
Orleans, Louisiana, May 19, 1914; married January 11, 
191 1, near Zachary, Louisiana, at the bride's home, Judith 
Coleman Mills, his cousin, born about 1880. Children: 

(i) Morgan Whitney, born January 12, 1912; died 
June 5, 191 7, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

(2) Judith Coleman, born May 29, 1914 — both born 
near Zachary, Louisiana. 

11. Warren Dudley, born February 12, 1881, married 
in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, on June 24, 191 5, Elizabeth 
St. Vrain Moebius, born November 14, 1892, Point Coupee 
Parish, Louisiana, daughter of John and Ida Clara 
(Brown) Moebius. 

All the children of C. C. and Eudora E. Williams were 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Ckancues 177 

born at "Sunnyside," Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, except 
Mary Ellen, whose place of birth has been given. 

The "Little Mother," as she was called in the family, 
Eudora (Cross) Williams, removed from the old home- 
stead, "Sunnyside," before her death, taking up her abode 
in New Orleans, Louisiana. Possessed of a charming per- 
sonality, with a certain poetic grace and alertness of in- 
terest, she was in society a general favorite. Even to the 
last, traces of her early great beauty were visible ; indeed 
in every line of her face, it would not have been difficult 
to discern, as some writer has expressed it, "a dimple of 
her youth." Always devoted in her sacrifices as a wife 
and of motherhood, and kindly considerate of others, her 
life was luminous with virtues which have adorned exalted 
womanhood in all the ages of enlightenment. 

Minnie Roberta and Ruby Bethea Williams (q. v.) be- 
came members of the National Society of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution, National Numbers 1 25106 and 
128979, under Captain William Field and Major Abner 
Field, also under John Mills, each entitled to three ances- 
tral bars. 

The other descendants of William and Elizabeth (Mills) 
Field, if otherwise qualified, are similarly eligible to the 
patriotic societies. 


the great great grandfather of Mary Ellen (Williams) 
Ewing, was the son of Amos and Mary (Wright) Mills; 
he was born in Virginia, 1758, and removed thence with 
his parents to Pennsylvania, where he engaged with them 
in farming; he was a gallant soldier, under enlistment in 
Pennsylvania, for Independence in the War of the Revolu- 
tion; he stood (for he was one of them) "where stood the 
embattled farmers and fired the shot was heard around the 

Mrs. Ewing (Mary Ellen) has been accepted as a mem- 
ber of the National Society of the Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, tracing to him as her ancestor. National 
No. 130955. In her application his soldier-service is refer- 
red to as having been as "a Private in Captain Joseph Gard- 
ner's Company, Second Battalion, East Notingham, Chester 

178 The Evving Genealogy wrm Cognate Branches 

County Militia, commanded by Colonel Evan Evans, 1778," 
and reference is made therefor to "Page 521, Volume Five, 
Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series." 

Under the evidence, with apparent proper elimination, 
this is correct; but whatever the company or companies or 
period or periods of his service, the essential fact is beyond 
question, that he was a soldier for Independence in the 
War of the Revolution. 

In addition to family tradition and ancient letters, bear- 
ing convincing evidence of his Revolutionary service in 
Pennsylvania, there is still in the family of his grandson, 
Thomas L. Mills, M. D., of Zachary, Louisiana, the sword 
which has been handed down as worn by him, John Mills, 
in the War of the Revolution, and upon which there is the 
inscription : "Draw me not without reason, put me up not 
without honor." 

He (John Mills) removed about the beginning of the 
year 1781 to Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana, where on 
April 16, of that year, he was married to Ferine Marioneau, 
who was born in 1762, and died in 1829; he died in 1825.* 
Their children were : 

1. Mary, born 1782, married Mr. Pierce. 

2. Plaegah, born 1790, died unmarried. 

3. Ferine, born 1793, married Hudson Tabor. 

4. ELIZABETH, bom 1795, married William Field. 

5. John, born 1797, married Eunice Lilly. 


daughter of John and Ferine (Marioneau) Mills, and great 
grandmother of Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing (q. v.) was 
born in 1795, and died in 1845; she married William Field 
(q. V.) in 1814. 

From this point the Mills line is the same as the Field 
line (supra), to which we refer. 

'Records of Point Coupee Parish, La. 







daughter of Presley Kittredge Ewing and Mary Ellen Wil- 
liams (q. v.), was born at "Sunnyside," Lafourche Parish, 
Louisiana, on February ii, 1886; educated as already stated 
and passed her young ladyhood at the parental home in 
Houston, Texas. 

She was married at Christ Church (Episcopal), Hous- 
ton, Texas, on April 22., 1908, to Joseph Carroll Vinson, 
born April 28, 1878, son of Baldridge Tyler and Alice 
(Baldridge) Vinson, of an old and honored Southern 
family. At the wedding, which may be numbered among 
the most brilliant in the South, the Rt. Rev. George H. Kin- 
solving, Bishop of Texas, and the local rector, the Rev. 
Peter Gray Sears, and the bride's uncle, the Rev. Quincy 
Ewing, of Louisiana, officiated. 

After her marriage, she and her husband lived in San 
Francisco, California, then in Tucson, Arizona, and again 
in San Francisco. Born of the union were two sons, (i) 
Kittredge (baptized Joseph Kittredge), born at Tucson, 
Arizona, April 27, 1910, and (2) Presley Ewing (first 
called but not baptized John Dana), born at San Francisco, 
California, November 22, 191 1, both vigorous and promis- 
ing lads, and the pride, joy and hope of the entire family. 

Since October 28, 1914, Vesta has been single, living at 
the home of her parents, Houston, Texas, with her little 
boys, in the midst of a circle of admiring and warm friends ; 
she is Secretary of the Lady Washington Chapter of the 
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 
also a member of the Chatauqua, and her papers before the 
Houston Circle have attracted attention and elicited much 
praise for their high excellence; she is a voracious and re- 
tentive reader, and is often appealed to in the family as 
"The encyclopedia." 

Joseph Carroll Vinson is as before stated the son of 
Baldridge Tyler Vinson, born December 6, 1842, near 
Franklin, Louisiana, died November 26, 1918, and 
his wife, Alice Baldridge, born April 2.2^, 1848, at 


180 The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 

Franklin, Louisiana, died September 15, 1919; they 
were cousins, married July 19, 1876. Alice Baldridge 
was the daughter of Joseph Hodges Baldridge, born 
August 20, 1824, died December 22, i860, and his 
wife, Sue Ann Vaughan, born 1828, died April 15, 
1850 at Franklin, Louisiana; they were married 
May 12, 1847. Joseph Hodge Baldridge was the son 
of J, W. Baldridge, born May 16, 1798, died September 
3, 1876, and Sallie Wells Hodge, born May 20, 1807, died 
October 17, 1887; they were married in Sumner County, 
Tennessee, February 2/, 1823. Sallie Wells Hodge was 
the daughter of Joseph Hodge, bom in England, 1755, died 
February 28, 1822, in Sumner County, Tennessee, and his 
wife, Euphemia Agnew, born about 1765, died about 1815; 
they were married in Guilford County, North Carolina, 
February 20, 1782. Joseph Hodge was an emigrant from 
England, a settler in North Carolina, and was a soldier, 
ranking major, in the Revolutionary War, on the side of 
Independence; and, while under the command of General 
Nathaniel Greene, he was severely wounded in the battle 
of Guilford Court House, on March 15, 1781/ For his 
gallant services in the cause of Independence, he received a 
grant of valuable land in Sumner County, Tennessee, where 
he later lived and died. He was the son of John Hodge and 
his wife, Agnes Shaw, of England. 

'Juhn Allan VVeyeth's "With Sabre and Scalpel," page 531. 








daughter of Presley K. Ewing and Mary Ellen Williams 
(q. v.), was born in Houston, Texas, April 17, 1893; ^'^^ 
her elder sister, she was educated in the Houston High 
School, and the Finch School (post graduate) of New 
York, and passed her young ladyhood at the parental home 
in Houston. She had a leading part in the Carnival at 
Houston the year she made her debut, and was Maid of 
Honor the following winter to the Queen of the Rex Car- 
nical, New Orleans, Louisiana. She was also a brilliant 
figure in Washington, District of Columbia, society during 
the winter of 1915-1916. Though thus prominent in social 
life, she was never exclusively devoted to its behests, but 
was much identified with church and charity work, and at 
all times both earnest in endeavor and faithful in service. 

She married at the family home in Houston, Texas, April 
25, 191 7, Abbott Carson Combes, junior, B. S. and M. D., 
of Elmhurst, Long Island, New York. The wedding was 
a very brilliant function, and the clergyman officiating was 
her godfather vmcle, the Rev. Quincy Ewing, of Louisiana. 

Since their marriage, she and her husband have lived in 
Elmhurst, New York, where he is engaged in the practice 
of his profession. 

Dr. Combes was a volunteer for service in the war with 
Germany, and was commissioned first lieutenant of the 
Medical Corps, serving until his honorable discharge on 
cessation of hostilities. 

Born of this marriage, a son, named for his father, on 
May 2f, 191 8, who passed away when about a month old, 
June 16, 1918, but he lived not in vain, for he left at least 
to his bereft parents the sacred memory of newly awakened 
love, and the rekindled hope of blessed immortality. 


husband of Gladys Ewing, was born July 4, 1884, son of 
Abbott Carson Combes, M. D., and his wife, Marie Louise 
de Raismes ; he was graduated from Columbia College, New 
York, degree B. S., and from the College of Physicians and 


182 The Ewinq Genealogy wpth Cognate Branches 

Surgeons, Medical Department, of Columbia College, M. 
D., and promptly entered the practice of his profession. He 
is a Mason, Royal Arch, a member of a Colonial War So- 
ciety and of the medical fraternity, Chi-Zeta-Chi. 

The family from which Dr. Combes descends is a dis- 
tinguished one, and in it men of importance may be particu- 
larly noted ; for example, in the line of ancestry, we in- 
stance Thomas Jones, a lieutenant, John Seaman a captain, 
and Daniel Whitehead, a major; Robert Waterhouse, Chap- 
lain to the King; William Pope, Knight of the Bath, Baron 
and Earl; Sir Richard Combes, knighted Februaiy 5, 1660; 
Pierre Charles de Raismes, Counsel to the King and Treas- 
urer of France ; and Degory Priest, who came to America 
in the Mayflower. 

The emigrant ancestor of the Combes family was Rich- 
ard, of Hemel Hempstead, England, and the family were 
settled at Hempstead, Long Island, as early as 1669. The 
line of descent is, Richard,' John,' Daniel,' Nathaniel,* 
Nathaniel," Benjamin," Clinton,' Abbott,' Abbott." 

Nathaniel* was a recognized patriot of the Revolution, 
who with unfailing loyalty rendered material aid to the 
cause of Independence. 

Benjamin of the line is understood to have fought in the 
War of 1812, 

Dr. Abbott C. Combes, senior, formerly Adjunct Profes- 
sor of the Post-Graduate Medical College, New York City, 
a member of the Founders and Patriots Society, and for 
twenty-two years of the New York National Guards, and 
Captain therein, is a prominent physician and citizen of 
Elmhurst, Long Island, born July 21, 1858, at East Rock- 
away, New York, married January 18, 1882, Marie Louise 
de Raismes. Issue : Martha married James Robinson ; 
Abbott Carson, (q. v.) ; Clinton, a lawyer of New York 
City, in the firm of which Elihu Root is head ; J. de 
Raismes, Captain Medical Corps, United States Army in 
France ; Marie Louise ; Rodney, in the Navy, and Richard, 
in the Army, of the United States, in the War with 

Marie Louise de Raismes, wife of Dr. Abbott Combes, 
senior, born November 2, 1857, died October 30, 1912, was 
of noted French lineage, traceable as far back as the 12th 
Century ; daughter of Jean Francois Joseph de Raismes, 
born in Paris, France, 1803, and Martha Ella Holt, his 
wife. The fam.ily name is associated Avith the town of 


The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 183 

Raismes, in French Flanders. A first cousin of Marie 
Louise de Raismes was Maria de Raismes, an author and 
orator, and a leading spirit in the Women's cause in France ; 
except Joan d'Arc, she is the only woman whose statue 
has been erected in a public square in Paris. 

Martha E. Holt, the mother of Marie Louise de Raismes, 
was a descendant of Nicholas Holt who came to America 
in 1636, and a granddaughter of William Chaffee, who 
fought in the Revolution, taking part in the important battle 
of Stony Point. 

Another ancestor, Samuel Manning, was an ensign in 
the Billerica, Massachusetts, Militia, and under him the 
family is eligible to membership in the societies based on 
service in the Colonial Wars. 



There are probably a few in every family who are ready 
to debase brains as a means of exalting brawn — to these, 
groping in the lower levels, there will be no vision for this 

There are others, however, who see in the world's ad- 
vancement and greatness the accomplishments of both body 
and mind, working together, but with the latter the soar- 
ing quality, — to those, and there are many, we are per- 
suaded these pages will be read not without pleasure, aye, 
even largely as an incentive, and in some respects as an 

The benefits likely to follow from a record of family 
achievements, if worthy, are believed to be sufficient to 
justify the labor and cost of preparation. 

We are inclined to largely agree with Edmund Burke, 

"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn 
at no other.'" 

We do entirely agree with Edward Everett, where he 
said in his famous speech of July 5, 1858:' 

"The character, the counsels, and example of a great 
man * * * may guide us through the doubts and difficulties 
that beset us; they may guide our children and our chil- 
dren's children in the paths of prosperity and peace, while 
America shall hold her place in the family of nations." 

To the scoffer at family history, we commend a perusal 
of thoughts to follow, from great men. 

John Ouincy Adams, in his speech at Plymouth, Decem- 
ber 22, 1802, said: 

"Think of your forefathers ! Think of your posterity !" 

If we may be pardoned another quotation from Edmund 
Burke, it was he who observed :' 

"People will not look forward to posterity who never 
look backward to their ancestors." 

No undue claim has here been made for ancestry, as the 
preface indicates; indeed, the authors cheerfully concede, 

'On a Regicide Peace, Vol. V, p. 331. 
^"Washington Abroad and at Home." 
'Reflections on the Revolution in France, Vol. Ill, p. 274. 


The Grandsons 

The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches 185 

as they themselves think, that family alone never made a 
man truly great, and that "thought and deed, not pedigree, 
are the passports to enduring fate." They also recognize, 
with Seneca,' that "he who boasts of his descent, praises 
the deeds of another." 

But, at the same time, these observations are only part 
of the truth, and standing alone are "lights that do mislead." 
What Sallust'' says, is equally true : 

"The glory of ancestors sheds a light around posterity; 
it allows neither their good or bad qualities to remain in 

A striking thought on the subject is that of Goethe in 
Faust :' 

"What dazzles, for the moment spends its spirit ; 
W^hat's genuine, shall posterity inherit." 

While we have already sufficiently expressed our own 
view, we may in emphasis of it adopt the following from 
Whately's Annot. on Bacon's Essay of Nobility : 

"Bishop Warburton is reported to have said that high 
birth was a thing which he never knew any one disparage 
except those who had it not, and he never knew anyone 
make a boast of it who had anything else to be proud of." 

Dear reader, the point of parting has been reached. We 
have wandered together in groves of sacred memories, to 
be treasured ; we have stood with honored ancestors on 
cliffs of immortal fame, but at every pause we have been 
reminded, have we not, of the common end of all. For us, 
the sun will soon be setting, with darkness closing in our 
departure, but let us hope it may rise, and continue to rise, 
with the effulgence of a radiant morning, upon generations 
yet unborn, wearing worthily the name we bear. 


■Hercules Furens. CCCXL. 

'Jugurtha LXXXV. 

'Vorspiel auf dcni Theater, L. 





"Across the Fields of Yesterday" 4 

Adair, Mary 50 

Priscilla 50 

" Weyman 50 

" William de Berry 50 

" Zadock 50 

Adams, John Quincy 184 

Agnew, Euphemia 180 

Alexander, Laura Lavinia 141 

Allen, Elizabeth Ann 70 

" Dr. Thomas 70 

Alsace and Lorraine 168 

Anderson, George Burwin 49 

Ariel, the Home of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing 10 

Arnold, L 57 

Avery, Susan C 3^ 

Baird, Sarah Jane (McLean) 87 

Baker, Alice Jeanette 141 

Rev. Caleb 40 

Edward Oates 141 

Eliza 141 

Eliza Ann 141 

Everard Green 141 

Fred Nash 141 

John F 141 

Joseph K 126 

Laura Lavinia 141 

Lizzie Antonia 141 

Martha Gordon 141 

Mary 43 

Mary Edith 141 

Mary Louise 126 

Nellie 141 

N. Quintard 141 

Ralph D 126 

Robert L 126, 141 

Thomas 141 

Thomas Francis 141 


Baker, Walter Kirkland 141 

" William C 141 

Baldridge, Alice 179 

Joseph Hodge 180 

J. W 180 

Baldwin, John 115 

Ballantine, Lizzie 69 

Barbour, Frances 38 

Barrett, Charles G 50 

Barron, Mary Pettis 61 

Barstow, Margaret 170 

Bartlett, Aubrey 123 

Barton, Arvon Allen 130 

Ashton C 1 30 

Bonnie Carrie 129 

" Carrie K 130 

*' Carroll 130 

" Clara Smith 130 

" Clarence C 124 

Clifton Ivy 130 

" Elijah Donald 129 

Ethel May 131 

■' Frank Kittredge 130 

" Herbert William 130, 131 

" Lavinia 129 

Mabel Lee 131 

Maud Ethel 130 

Maude Marion 131 

Norwood P 131 

Robert Ruffin 129 

Sallie 130 

" Samuel K 130 

Walter Irving 121 

Battle of the Boyne 4 

Battle of Cowan's Ford 58 

Battle of King's Mountain 85 

Bearce, Clarence P 112 

Beard, Nancy 40 

Beard, Richard 25 

Beauchamp, Anna yj 

" Edwin E yy 

" Elizabeth yy 

" Francis Marion 76 



Beauchamp, Presley yy 

Robert B yy 

" Sarah Ann 75 

" Thomas J 76 

" Victoria E 76 

Beckwith, Jason no 

Bell, Elizabeth Allen 47 

Bennett, Alice 45 

Eliza 46 

Bentley, Granville D 129 

Berry, Caroline S 60 

Col. Elisha 60 

Berthold, Bartholomew 15 

Claire H, 15 

Pelagie C 15 

Billerica, Mass 108 

Billups, John A 29 

Black, Barbara 123 

Charles W'illard 123 

Virginia Louise 123 

Blaine, Col. Ephraim 13 

Ephraim II 13 

" James 13 

" James G 13 

" Maria Gillespie 13 

Blair, Eliza Jane 28 

Blakey, George Thomas 56 

Blanchard, John 115 

Blaque, Joseph 145 

Bohannon, Charles 59 

Bond, Lydia Newton no, 1 11 

Bonner, Edna (Ewing) 7 

John 7 

Bowling, Annie B 82 

Elizabeth 81 

Ella 81 

George S 82 

" Henry Gilson 82 

Dr. James B 81 

James R 81 

James M 82 

Lula 82 

Mary Helen 82 



Bowling, Robert Chatham 8i 

William E 82 

" Temple 81 

Bowman, Charles E 61 

Bowmar, Joseph 138 

Boyd, Abraham 45 

Alfred 45 

John 45 

Linn 45 

Martha 45 

Rufus 46 

Boyle, Maria 5 

Bracey, William M 143 

Brank, Ephraim 86 

Houston 86 

•' Robert 86 

Breading, Anne (Ewing) 11 

" Anne 11 

" Caroline Margaret 12 

" David II 

" Elizabeth 12 

" George 12 

" Harriet 12 

" James 11 

" James Ewing 12 

Mary 11 

Mary Ann 12 

Nathaniel 11, 12 

Rachel 11 

Sarah 11, 12 

William 12 

Breathitt, Caldwell 56 

" Governor John 56 

" Lucille 56 

Breazeale, Captain Hopkins Payne 128 

Breckenridge, Clifton R 139 

" James C 139 

" General John C 139 

Mary Carson 139 

" Susanna Preston Lees 139 

Brevard, Adam 89 

" Alexander 89 

" Benjamin 89 


Brevard, Ephraim 89 

" Family, The 89 

Hugh 89 

Jane 89 

John 89 

" Joseph 89 

Mary 59, 89 

" Nancy 89 

" Nancy Young 16 

Rebecca 89 

Robert 89 

Brown, Anne 116, 117 

" James 47 

" John T 39 

" Nehemiah 117 

Bryan, Elizabeth 38 

" Lavinia 38 

Buckingham, Hester (Hosmer) 145 

" Temperance 145 

" Rev. Thomas 145 

Bugg, Lady 82 

Burden, John E 63 

Burgess, George 121 

Burke County, North Carolina 85 

Burke, Edmund 184 

Burns, Nannie 76 

Burr, Emma 34 

Bush, Gretchen 176 

" Lieutenant Harry 176 

" Henry Garland i/S 

" John Garland 1 76 

" J. W 32 

Phillis Gresham 176 

Ruby Bethea 176 

Butler, Jane 49 

Cabell, Jane Browder 73 

Mildred M I34 

Caffrey, Eliza 140 

Cameron, D 27 

Camp, Amelia 165 

Campbell, Aaron 57 


Campbell, Elizabeth 44, 56, 57 

" Jane C 32 

Joshua 55 

" Margaret 31 

Moses 56 

" Penelope K 82 

Campbells, The 3, 84 

Canada, Lucius T. M 130 

" Barton Kittredge 130 

Cannon, William P 22 

Carlisle, James M 49 

Carr, Bettie 83 

Carson, Catherine 139 

" Edward Lees 138 

" James Green 138 

" Colonel Joseph 138 

Joseph 138 

William Waller 138 

Cary, Lieutenant Edward Austin 102 

" Fairfax 99 

Castleman, Andrew 25 

" Cinthia 25 

Robert 25 

Catron, James H 62 

Chadwick, W. F 70 

Chaffee, Abigail 170 

William 183 

Chapman, Sarah 145 

Chappell, Mattie ']2, 73 

Charles 1 84 

Cheatam, Abbey 133 

" Edward 133 

James 133 

" Leonard 133 

Chew, Helen 56 

Clan MacDonald 84 

MacGilleain 84 

" MacLean 84 

Clarke, General Elisha 149 

" General George Rodgers 149 

Clay, Amy 133 

" Brutus Junius 134 

" Cassius M 134 


Clay, Charles 133 

" Henry 133, 134 

General Green 134 

Clayton, John D 69 

Cockrell, Allen Vardaman 71 

Anna Ewing ^2. 

" Ephraim Brevard 71 

" Ewing 71 

Francis Marion 71 

Harriet 33 

" Marion 71 

Cole, Granville M 60 

Combes, Dr. Abbott Carson, junior 181, 182 

Dr. Abbott Carson 181, 182 

" Benjamin 182 

Clinton 182 

Daniel 182 

'■ Gladys (Ewing), Daughter of Presley Kitt- 
redge and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing: 
Her Life and Marriage, Chapter XXV. 181-183 

Captain J. de Raismes 182 

John 182 

Marie Louise 182 

Martha 182 

Nathaniel 182 

Richard, The Emigrant 182 

Sir Richard 182 

Richard (U. S. A.) 182 

Rodney (U. S. N.) 182 

Conclusion, Chapter XXVI 184 

Condon, Mary 132 

Conner, Colonel 39 

Conwell, Mary 12 

Coromilas, Lambros A 72 

Corum, Lucretia Perry 53 

William 59 

Counts de la Field 168 

Courreges, Ernestine 129 

Cox, Phebe 40 

" William 50 

Crawford, Louise W 126 

Mary Delia 126 

William B 126 

William M 126 


Cromwell, Oliver, alias Williams 164 

Lord Thomas 164 

Crosby, Lucy no, 113 

Timothy no 

Cross, Benjamin F 175 

" Eudora Elizabeth 165, 175 

Crownover, Arthur 129 

" Emma 129 

" Margaret Heloise 129 

" Robert Nicholls Sims 129 

Curry, Rebecca 47 


Dabney, Ewing 98 

" Thomas Ewing 98 

Dr. Thomas Smith 97, 98 

Dale, Michael Gundaker 60 

Dalferes, Juanita 127 

Danforth, Joseph 115 

Darden. William 175 

Daugherty, Eleanor 5 

Davidson, Colonel Allen Turner 90 

Elizabeth 85, 88 

" Ephraim 89 

" Ephraim B 51 

Davidson Family, The 88 

Davidson, George 88 

" Jane 140 

John 85, 88, 89, 135 

Major John 88, 89 

Margaret 44, 58 

Robert 88 

" Robert Vance 90 

Sallie 89 

Theo. E 90 

Wilbur S 90 

Colonel William 88, 89, 90 

General William Lee 58, 86, 88, 89 

William Mitchell 89, 90 

Davis, Abigail 172 

Allen 24 

" Ewing 24 

" James 24 


Davis, John 24 

" Margaret 24 

Martha 24 

Mattie 69 

Sallie 20 

Dawson, Samuel 133 

DeBerry, Delthia Staunton 50 

De Gravelle, Marie 126 

Del. Tate, Drusilla 39 

De Raismes, Jean Francois Joseph 182 

Maria 182 

" " Marie Louise 181 

" " Pierre Charles 182 

Devier, Hugh 18 

De ^Volf, Phoebe 145 

Dexter, John 1 70 

Dickson, Deborah 6 

Rosa Lee 124 

Dissenters, The 4 

Donley, Margaret 23 

Douglass, Lemira 31 

Dunaway, James G 27 

Dunlap, Louise G 47 

" Mary Eliza 47 

Dunn, Kyrum 55 

Durley, Samuel 47 

Dwight, Edmund Parsons 120 


Eakin, Emma 32 

Emmet 35 

Spencer 36 

Thomas 32 

William S 32 

Eaton, Corporal Ebenezer 116, 117 

Eliphalit 117 

Elizabeth no, 116, 117 

Calvin 117 

John 117 

Josiah 117 

Hannah (Fowler) 117 

Elm Hall, the home of Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge. .131 


Emerson, Comfort 117 

Emigrant Charles Ewing 7 

Finley Ewing 5 

" James Ewin 6 

" Robert Ewing 7 

" Nathaniel Ewing 6 

" Thomas Ewing 5 

" William Ewing 7 

Eugenius 3 

Evan 3 

Ewen 3 

Ewin 3 

Ewin, James, Emigrant 6 

James L 6 

Mary 6 

" William 6 

Ewing Coat of Arms 2 

Ewings in America, Different Branches of the, 

Chapter II 5 

Ewings, Origin and Early History of the. Chapter 1.. . . 3 


Ewing, Abbie Jane 16 

Adeline 48 

Adlai Merriman 16 

Adlai Osborne 15 

Albert Barron 62 

Alberta 32 ' 

Albert G 32, 33 

Aletha Jane 57, 69 

Aletha Olivia 69 

Alexander 11 

Alice Brevard 72 

Alice Caroline . 60 

Alice Sweet 16 

Amanda F 53 

Amelia 28 

Ann 38 

Anna 69, 71 

Anne 7> 1 1 

Ann Eliza 27 

Ann Emily 15 

Anne Eliza 39 



Ewing, Andrew 1 8, 24, 35, 36 

Andrew, Son of the Emigrant William Ewing: 
His Career and Descendants, Chapter VI... 25 

Andrew B 25 

Andrew J 2"] 

Araminta 55 

Arnold Thomas 64 

Auguste Berthold 15 


Ewing, Baker 44, 48, 51 

Baker W 53 

Bartus (Robert) 51 

Baxter McGee 64 

Benjamin B 38 

Betsy 40 

Betty G 62 

Betty R 64 

Betty (Martha) 45 

Bryan . 38 

Butler 47 


Ewing, Caleb 40 

Calvin 57 

Caroline Sidney 14 

Carrie A 69 

Carrie Summerville 38 

Caruthers 19 

Charles 23, 40, 69 

Charles, Emigrant 7 

Charles, The Emigrant : His Birth, Career, 

Marriage and Children, Chapter VHI 40 

Captain Charles 4, 5 

General Charles 5 

Charles Edgar 60 

Charles Lee 57, 62 

Charles R 57 

Chatham 44, 51, 56 

Chatham S 57, 65 

Chatham Tomlinson 81 

Clara Louise 15 

Clarence 70 

Clay 73 


Ewing, Cyrus 38 

" Cyrus G 2.'j 


Ewing, Daniel B 38 

David 40 

Donald MacDonald loi 

Dorothy 73 

" Dovey Bryan 64 


Ewing, Edwin H 32, 34 

Elijah Finis 60 

" Eliza 13 

" Eliza Ann 17 

Eliza Josephine (Kittredge) 103 

Eliza M 2.-] 

Elizabeth 18, 37, 38, 39, 56 

Elizabeth A 39 

" Elizabeth B 38 

Elizabeth Davidson 75 

Ella Harris 70 

" Ellen 13, 50 

" Ellen B 5 

Elliot Winchester 16 

" Emily Kennedy 15 

" Emma 69 

Emma Pike 9 

Enid 102 

" Ephemia 23 

" Ephraim 47, 80 

" Ephraim Brevard (Barnett) 70 

" Ephraim MacDonald 100, 124 

Ephraim McLean, Son of Robert and Jane 
(McLean) Ewing: His Achievements, 

Marriage and Children, Chapter XV 79, 91 

" Ernest L 15 

' Eugene M 64 

Evaline J 55 


Ewing, Fayette Clay 92, 93, 99 

Dr. Fayette Clay, Son of Ephraim McLean and 
Jane (Mclntyre) Ewing: His Career, 
Marriage and Descendants, Chap. XVI 95 


Ewing, Dr. Fayette Clay II 98, 99 

Felix Grundy i9> 27 

Finette 69 

Finette W 7° 

Finis 44, 63 

Finis, Youngest Son of Robert and Mary 
Baker Ewing, and His Descendants, 

Chapter XII 58 

" Finis V 53 

" Finis W 57 

Finis Young 69 

Finley, Emigrant 5 

" Florence 35 

Frederick Berthold 15 


Ewing, George 5, 11, 12, 15, 17, 40, 47 

George N. E 55 

George W 13. 38 

George Washington 83 

Gilson 80 

Gilson Payne 82 

Gladys 159, 161, 181, 183 


-wing, Hannah 39, 80 

Harriet 14 

Henrietta 38 

Henry 18, 20, 23, 24, 31, 32, 34 

Henry, Son of Emigrant William Ewing: His 

Career and Descendants, Chapter V 20 

Henry A 16 

Henry B 64 

Henry Clay 79> 83 

Henry Clayton 20 

" Henry Quincy 92, 93 

Henry Wallis 16 

Henry Watkins '/2, 73 

" Hill 31 

General Hugh 5 

Hugh Boyle 5,9 

Hugh McGavock 26 

Hynes 36 




Ewing, Ida M 64 

Ida May 97, 98 

" Isadora Windsor 63 


Ewing, Jack 73 

James 7, 11, 13, 15, 24, 38 

James, Emigrant 6, 11 

James Caruthers Rea 9 

James Stevenson 9, 16 

James Thompson 60 

James Urban 52 

James W 56 

Jane 32, 44, 45, 50 

Jane Butler 50 

Jane C 35, 57 

Jane Howard 82 

Jane J 55 

Jane (McLean) 82 

Jarvis H 53 

Jeannie Pendleton 38 

Jennetta 24 

Jennetta H 22 

Jesse 38, 39 

Jesse H 27 

Jessie Aline loi 

Jessie Marion 60 

Job 53 

John II, 18, 20, 23, 24, 36, 43, 47, 48, 51 

John, Son of the Emigrant William Ewing : 

His Marriage and Descendants, Chapter VII. 38 
John, Baker, Urban, Reuben and Chatham, 
Sons of Robert and Mary (Baker) Ewing, 

and their Descendants, Chapter XI 51 

John Anna 83 

John B. S 47 

John D. . . . 39, 57 

John Gillespie 9 

John H 12, 20 

John Overton 31 

John W 16 

Joseph 38 

Joseph Love 2y 


Ewing, Joshua 7 

Josiah W 34 

Josie Vesta 159, 160, 179, 180 


Ewing, Kate Adelaid 102, 103 

Katherine 69 

Katherine A. K. M 48 

Kitty II 


Ewing, Lawrence B 16 

Lee Davidson 64, 69, 70 

Leila Wills 96 

Lemira 3^ 

Lucinda G 21 

Lucius Winchester 16 

Lucy Barbour 38 

L. Jane 53 


Ewing, Nathan 31-36 

Nathaniel, Emigrant 6, 8, 11 

Nathaniel, The Emigrant : His Birth, Marriage, 

Career and Descendants, Chapter III 11 

Nathaniel Ewing 7, 13, 15, I7 

Nathaniel P I5 

Nancy 18 

Nancy B 38 

Nancy J 16 

Nancy M 50 

Nancy W 55 

Nellie 49 

Nellie Caldwell 53 

Nellie W 57 

Norma D 70 


Ewing, Orville 32, 34- 35 


Ewing, Pamela Jane 68 

Pamela Margaret 62 


Ewing, Pamela S 53 

Patsy Mills 80 

Peggy II 

Pelagie Isabel 15 

" Phebe A 38 

Phebe Jane 39 

Philander 39 

Philemon Beecher 5 

Piety Fort 63 

Polly 40, 45. 47, 5^, 64 

" Polly Baker 48, 51, 55, 80 

" Polly (Patty) 48 


Ewing, Maggie 37 

Margaret 11, 25, 32 

Margaret A 2y 

" Margaret Davidson 65 

Margaret Mildred 60 

Margaret R 53, 73 

Margaretta W 32 

Maria 5, 79 

Maria F 64 

Martha 40, 43, 45, 46 

Mary 12, 13, 38, 40, 52, 56, 57. 73 

" Mary A 57. 64, 65, 70 

Mary (Baker) 44 

" Mary Barron 63 

Mary E 22, 38 

Mary Ellen (Williams) 159, 161, 164 

Mary Henrietta 69 

Mary J 27, 53 

Mary L. M 48 

Mary M 53 

Mary (Polly) 44 

Medora 62 

Milbrey 36 

Mildred 49 

Milton 55 

Milton P 27 

" Minnie R 70 

" Missouri 79 

Mitchell 40 

Ewing, Presley Kittredge, Son of Fayette Clay and 
Eliza Josephine (Kittredge) Ewing: His 
Career, Marriage and Children, Chapter 

XXII 98, 155- 163 

Presley Kittredge II 100, 124 

Presley Underwood 9^ 


Ewing, Rev. Quincy loi, 102 

Quincy, junior 102 


Ewing, Rachael n. I3 

Randall Milton 26 

" Rebecca 3^ 

" Rebecca D 38 

" Reuben 44, 5^> 5^ 

Reuben A 53 

" Robert 9» 36, 37, 40, 43, 5h 57, 79 

Robert, Emigrant 7 

Robert, The Emigrant: His Birth, Career, 

Marriage and Children, Chapter IX 42 

Robert II., Son of Robert and Mary (Baker) 
Ewing: His Birth, Career, Marriage and 

Children, Chapter XIII 74 

Robert Allen 48, 79 

Robert Chatham Donnell 70 

" Robert C. 57 

Robert Finis 7° 

Robert ( ludge) 19 

Robert Mills 48 

Robert Morrow 53 

Roberta M 70 

" Rowena 3^ 

Rowena W 33 

" Ruth 38 

Ruth Stevenson 17 


Ewing, Sallie Moore 49 

" Sally 24, 47 

" Sally A 52, 53 


Ewing, Samuel 7, 40 

Sarah 1 1, 13, 14, 32 

" Sarah Catherine 17 

" Sidney 51 

" Sidney Ann 43> 45 

" Sidney Ann, Martha (Betty), Polly and Jane 
Ewing, Daughters of Robert and Mary 
Baker Ewing, and Their Descendants, 

Chapter X 45 

" Sidney R 55 

Sophronia 38, 81 

" Susan Jane 61 

Susan Mary 2^ 

" Susannah Shannon 27 


Ewing, Theodore Thompson 63 

Theresa Green 23 

" Thomas 5, 9, 37 

Thomas, Emigrant 6 

Thomas J 6 

Thomas (U. S. Senator) 5 

" Thompson McGready 61, 62, 64 


Ewing, Urban 44, 51, 52 

Dr. Urban Epinetus 48, 49 

Urban J. D 49 


Ewing, Washington Perry 57, 69, 70 

Watts 24 

" Watts Davis 22, 23 

" William 6, 7, 11, 25, 37, 38, 40, 41, 57 

William Caldwell 53 

William D 39 

" William, Emigrant 7 

" William, Emigrant : His Birth, Children and 

Family Distinction, Chapter IV 18, 19 

" William E 41 

William Gillespie 16, 38 

William H 55. 61 

William Lane 14, 15, 27 

" William Lee Davidson, Major and Senator. .59, 60 



Ewing, William Lee Davidson 69 

William Nicholson 38 

William Porter 12, 39 

William Young Conn 52 

Willie A 57, 62 

Winifred L 50 

Winifred Warren 59 

Ewing, Young 44, 51, 56, 57 

Farrington, James 14 

Farris, Captain George W 50 

Ferguson, Patrick 85 

Field Coat of Arms 166 

Field Tree, The 166-177 

Field, Abigail 171 

" Major Abner 167, 171, 173 

Abner Whipple 1 73 

Adalia 175 

" Amos I/O 

" Anthony 1 70 

Daniel 171 

David 171 

" David Dudley 166 

Edward 1 74 

Edwin 175 

Eleanor 172 

Eliza 175 

" Elizabeth 170 

" Esther 171 

" Fielding 175 

George 167, 172 

Hannah 171 

Henry Martyn 166 

Hubertus de la 169 

Hudson 175 

Huldah 171 

James 171 

" Jeremiah 170 

John 167, 168 

" John, the Astronomer 168, 169 



Field, John Haywood 175 

Joseph 170 

Josephine 175 

Lydia i73 

Maria I75 

Martha 170 

Martha Harris 169 

Mary 170 

Mary Pierce I75 

Moses 171 

Nathaniel 170 

Nehemiah 167, 171, 173, 174 

Pardon 171 

Remember 171 

Rhoda 172 

Robert 168 

Robert Wescott 173 

Roxana 171 

Sarah 171 

Sarah C i75 

Stephen 170, 173 

Stephen Johnson 166 

Thomas 167, 169, 170, 171 

Timothy (Sergeant Major) 168 

William 167, 168, 169, 170, 173, 174, 175 

Captain William 167, 171 

Zachariah 166, 168 

Filmer, Sir Edward 152 

Major Henry 132, 152 

Martha 132 

Finlay, George Preston 68 

" Julia H 68 

" Quitman 68 

" Virgilia Octavia 68 

Fishback, F. L 53 

Fisher, Betty ( Speer) 28 

" Francis iii 

Francis K 1 1 1 

Horace N in 

John H Ill 

Fleming, Mary 15 

Sallie 141 

Fletcher, Andrew J 35 


Foley, Arthur Moring 123 

Evelyn Elodie 123 

" John B 123 

John B., junior 123 

Kirkland Green 123 

Mary Louise 1 23 

Willard Jones 123 

Forbes, Robert Mitchell 68 

Foree, Levin D 48 

Fort, Mary D 61 

Susan J. Ewing 55 

" Washington 61 

Fortescue, Winifred 9^ 

Foster, Ephraim H 54 

" Henry Rubey 54 

Rachel (Kittredge) no 

" Sally 54 

French, Hannah 108 

Fuller, Deborah 115 

" Lieutenant Thomas 115 

Gallaudet, Edson F 71 

Garnsey, Amos 116 

Garrett, Ann Amelia 29 

Emma F 29 

" Rev. G 28 

Helen J 29 

Mary Susan 28 

William A 29 

Garrigus, Lewis C 77 

Gayosa i47 

Gibbs, Samuella 50 

Gibson, Ethel May 122 

William Henry 122 

Giddings, Earle no 

Job no 

Gilbert, Elizabeth 77 

Martha 77 

" P. 77 

" Presley 77 

Gillespie Family 7 

Gillespie, Niel 5 


Gillis, Aline lOi 

" Charles E lOi 

" Captain Ewing loi 

" Gary loi 

Wallace loi 

Girard, Marie 124 

Glass, Dr. Robert ^^ 

Cleaves, Harvey 57 

Goethe 185 

Goodrich, Ruth 16 

Gordon, Carolyn Barton 130 

Charles Manship 130 

George Haines 45 

Lucy 55 

Gorman, Benjamin 171 

" Captain John 171 

Green Tree, The: Maternal Lineage of Eliza Jose- 
phine Kittredge, Wife of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing, 

Chapter XIX 132 

Green Tree, The, continued : Everard Green, His 

Career, Marriage and Descendants, Chapter XX.. . . 141 
Green Tree, The, concluded : The Family Achieve- 
ments and Distinction, Chapter XXI 147 

Green, Abner 137, 149 

Abner Everard 143 

Abraham 118, 140 

Colonel Abram 133 

Abram Ashbury 140 

Alexander Rogers 142 

Amy 133 

Ann 133 

Ann Harwood 140 

Anna 118 

Antonio Mayson 143 

Augusta 137 

Caroline C 138 

Caroline Frances 142 

Cora Octavia 142 

Edmund 133 

Elias 140, 148 

Eliza Celeste 138 

Eliza McKinney 141 

Elizabeth 132, 133, 134, 135 



Green, Everard 140. I44. MS. H^ 

Fannie Adele I44 

Filmer i33- mS 

Filmer Wills 137. MO 

Grief 134 

Hannah 133 

Henry Filmer 134 

Henry M 140, 148 

Irene I44 

James 137 

James Payne 143 

Jane 135 

Jeremiah 118 

John 117-118, 132, 133 

Joseph Kirkland 134 

Lelia C 144 

Leminda 136 

Letitia 17 

Louisa Sparks 142 

Lucy 133 

Lucy Estelle 143 

Margaret Louisa 142 

Margaret Wharton 130 

Marston 134 

Martha 132, 133 

Martha Wills 119, 120, 134, 135, 139, 140 

Mary ii7- ^33 

Mary (Polly) 135 

Mary A. M 137 

Matilda Susan 139 

Obedience 133 

Patty 133 

Phoebe 118 

Rebecca 133, 134, 137 

Robert A 143 

Sally 133 

Susanna 133 

Thomas, Emigrant 132, 133 

Thomas H, "The Seagull" 132 

Thomas IH 133 

Thomas H 137 

Thomas Marston 133, 134, 140 

Thomas Marston, junior 134 


Green, Colonel Thomas Marston 147, 148, 149 

Colonel Thomas Marston (junior) 148, 149 

Wharton 130 

William 1 33 

William Marston 137 

William Kirkland 143 

Greene, Mary 171 

Greenfield, Piety D 63 

Griffith, Elizabeth 47 

Grundy, Felix 19 

Susan 31 


Haines, Charles W 62 

Hall, Dora 69 

" Edwin 24 

Hamilton, H. J 30 

Martha T 27 

Hammon, Deliverance 171 

Hammond, Mary (Polly) 53 

Hanson, Perry 17 

Haralson, E. M 146 

Haralson, Louise (Kirkland) 146 

Harris, Bettie 70 

" Maria L 70 

Rachel 5 

Harrison, Lucy 46 

Hart, Mary Carter (Bower) loi, 102 

Hartsfield, Major William 27 

Harwood, Ann 134, 153 

" Major Humphrey 153 

" Captain Thomas 1 53 

" Colonel William 1 54 

Major William 134, 153 

Haswell, Tyler 50 

Hayden, Agnes 47 

Haynes, Samuel B 112 

Hickman, Sarah 25 

Hill, Elizabeth 20 

" Jane 107 

" Sarah 31 

Hinds, General Thomas 150 

" Major Thomas 136 


Hodge, John i8o 

Major Joseph, Emigrant i8o 

" SalHe Wells i8o 

Hodges, Martha Sargent 112 

Hogan, Hazel 71 

Hogshett, Nancy (Ewing) 18 

Holmes, J. Remsen 137 

Holt, Martha Ella 182 

" Nicholas, Emigrant 182 

Hopkins. Abigail 1 70 

John 135 

Hord, Ada B 34 

Howard, Ann 1 52 

" Catherine 1 52 

" Lord Edmund 152 

Thomas, Earl of Surrey 152 

Howell, Charles B 135 

Elizabeth A 90 

Howland, Desire 171 

Hoyt, Hattie 36, 37 

Hutchins, Colonel Anthony P 137 

Mary 137 

Hynes, Margaret 35, 36 


Isle of Bute 4 

Ivy, Fannie Mary 124 

Jackson, General Andrew 150 

Sarah Amelia (Speer) 28 

James II, King of England 4 

Jamison, Lilian Mary Louise 124 

Jefferson, Jennie 79 

Maria 79 

Mary 79 

" Robert Randolph 79 

Jefts, Hannah 114 

Jencks, Daniel 13 

Jennings, Evelina A 51 

Jetter, Samuel 39 

Johnson, Judge John Warner 123 

Loula Belle 123 


Johnson, Martha J ^J 

Jones, Cora Wills 121 

Elizabeth Clarendon 121 

Evelyn 123 

Florence Olivia 124 

Francis 1 34 

George Washington 120, 121 

George Willard 124 

Greenup L 65 

Isabel 123 

Kate Josephine 122 

Lilian 124 

Nellie May 123 

Stephen 121 

Thomas 145 

Lieutenant Thomas 182 

Jordan, Mary 173 

Judkins, Florence 76 

Jane 76 

" John 76 

John W 76 

Kavanaugh, Anna 64 

Archibald 64 

" Baxter 64 

" Finis 64 

" Pamela 65 

" Roberta 70 

Keeling, Elizabeth 127 

Keen, Terry 133 

Keller, Silas Price 66 

Kelly, Ann Elizabeth 125 

Anna K 30 

" Mary Arden 16 

Peter 44, 50 

" Sarah 50 

Kidder, Benjamin 115 

Zephaniah no 

Kirkland, Ann 145, 146 

Archelaus 135 

Rev. Daniel 146 

Edwin Wells 146 


Kirkland, Eliza Lucy 146 

Elizabeth 141, HS 

" Hannah 145 

Ida 146 

John 145 

" John Hampton 146 

" John Thornton 146 

" Louise 146 

Lydia 145 

Martha 134, 145 

Mary 145 

Matthew 145 

Nathaniel 145 

Parnell 145, 146 

Philip 145 

" Priscilla 145 

Rosa Elizabeth 146 

" Samuel 145 

" Rev. Samuel 146 

" Temperance 146 

" William Hinds 146 

Kittredge Coat of Arms 105 

Kittredge Family, The 105 

Kittredge Tree : Paternal Lineage of Eliza Josephine 
Kittredge, Wife of Dr. Fayette Clay Ewing, 

Chapter XVH ." 105 

Kittredge Tree : Dr. Ebenezer Eaton Kittredge, His 

Career, Marriage and Descendants, Chapter XVHI 119 

Kittredge, Abbott E 105 

Abigail 108, 1 10 

" Achsa 1 10 

Alfred B 105 

" Alice 112 

Amy no 

" Ann Elizabeth (Kelly) 125 

" Benoni 108 

Carrie 130 

" Charmian 107 

" Cullen Fordyce 113 

" Daniel 108 

Dr. Ebenezer Eaton 116, 119, 120, 125 

Eliza Josephine 105, 125, 132 

Elizabeth (Eaton) 116, 120 



Kittredge, Elizabeth no 

Emma 127 

Estelle S 113 

Frances 124 

Francis 108, 109, 1 10, 1 13 

Dr. Francis 108, 109, 113 

Dr. Francis II no 

Francis Robert 129 

George L.yman 106 

George Watson 106 

Hannah 108 

Henry Eaton 127 

Henry Grattan 106, 112 

lola 130 

Isabel 112 

Ivy 1 24 

Jacob 108 

James 108 

Jane 108 

Dr. Jesseniah no, iii 

Dr. Jesseniah (junior) 112 

Jessie Amanda 127 

Joel . . . 113 

John, Emigrant 107, 108 

Dr. John 108 

Jonathan 108 

Joseph 108 

Joseph Kirkland Green 124 

Josiah 109 

Josiah Edward 107 

Louise 112 

Lucie Estelle 129 

Lucy 113 

Lydia 109, no, in, 113 

Mabel Hyde 107 

Martha Hodges 112 

Mary Ann 126 

Mary Louise 120, 121 

Melicent no 

Mirah 108 

Molly no 

Oena 130, 131 

Olivia Amanda 122, 125 


Kittredge, Olivia Corinna 125 

Orville Milo 124 

Paul no 

Dr. Paul 113 

Rachel no 

Rhoda 1 10 

Roswell 116 

Solomon 109 

Dr. Stephen no, 116 

Stephen 116 

Susan 116 

Susanna no, 113 

Thomas 112 

Thomas Bond 112 

Walter 106 

William 108 

Willoughby 124 

Dr. Willoughby Eaton 124 

Zephaniah 109 

Kline, Alice 128 

Lane, Dr. William Carr 13 

Law, Grace H 13 

" John 13, 14 

Lay, Dr. Joseph Revis 50 

Lehnhof f, Louise 30 

Letton, Reuben 65 

Lewellen, Thomas 30 

Lewis, Henry Martyn 146 

William Goodwin 146 

Lilly, Eunice 178 

Link, Joseph 75 

Linn, Adam 43 

Nancy 45 

Littlefield, Francis 107 

Mary 107 

Livingston, Bertha 142 

Clifton 142 

Frank 142 

" Guy 142 

Samuel 142 

Wills 142 


Loch, Lomond 4 

London, Jack 107 

Long, Judge Alton 79 

' 18 


Longfellow, Abigail 


" Green 

" Jonathan 

" Nathan 117, 

" Samuel 

" Sewall 

Loubat, Marie Le Foul 

Love, Annabella 30 

" Margaret 25 

Lowestoft, England 108 


McBeth, Malcolm 15 

McCaleb, Emily H 137 

McCaleb, Laura 137 

McCausland, Mary 15 

McClanahan, Mary 67 

McConnell, Dr. James J 124 

McCormick, John E 70 

McCoy, Dr. Thomas 137 

McDonald, Rev. Philip 80 

Philip Monroe 80 

McFarland, Ike Barton 50 

McGavock, Eliza 25 

" Lucinda 25 

" Mary Ellen 25 

" Sarah E 27 

Mclntyre, Jane Pope 92-94 

McKae, Sallie D. Porter 53 

McLean Tree, The: Lineage of Jane McLean, Wife 

of Robert Ewing II, Chapter XIV 84 

McLean, Alney 86, 87 

Andrew 87 

Andrew Jackson 56, 86 

Betsy 45 

Celia 87 

Charles 85, 86 

Charles Grandison 87 

Cynthia 87 



McLean, David 87 

" Edward 87 

Eliza 87 

" Eliza Ann 86 

" Eliza Hannah 87 

Ephraim 56, 88 

" Ephraim, the Emigrant 85, 86 

" Dr. Ephraim 87 

" Ephraim Baxter 87 

" George 86 

George Davidson 56 

" James 87 

Jane 84, 86 

John 85, 86 

Logan Haynes 130 

" Priscilla Brank 87 

Robert 87 

Robert Brank 87 

Robert Davidson 86 

Samuel 86, 87 

Sarah Ellen 56 

Sarah Jane 87 

Susan Howard 87 

" Thornton 86 

William 86, 87 

McNeil, Eaton Kittredge 127 

Rev. Edward Benton 127 

Edward Benton, junior 127 

Harry Pendleton 127 

Lessie Benning 127 

Mary Elizabeth 127 

Percy Rutledge 127 

Robert Irving 127 

Walter Anderson 127 

McPherson, Charles C 3° 

Harriett J 3° 

Margaret R 30 

Robert J 3° 

Samuel Speer 3^ 

William 29 

William G 30 

McQueen, Caroline 55 

McRorry, Sarah 27 


Norsworthy, Lulu 5^ 

Noyes, L. T 146 

Rosa Elizabeth (Kirkland) 146 


O'Brien, Eliza 28 

Offutt, Amanda 11 

Oliphant, William 13 

Osborne, Colonel Alex 15 


Paschal, Polly (Ewing) 47 

Payne, Captain John 1 73 

Rebecca 171, i73 

Dr. Robert I43 

Peebles, Rev. James A 28 

Pendleton, John T 22 

Joseph H 32 

Perham, Estelle S. (Kittredge) 113 

Walter 113 

Perkins, Daniel 35 

Margaret 36 

Mary 146 

Samuel F 23 

Perryman, Anthony 142 

David 142 

Elizabeth 142 

" Laura 142 

Martha 142 

Phillippy, Anna 69 

Pierce, Frederick Clifton 173 

" Mary (Mills) 178 

Pope, Miller 71 

William, Knight of the Bath, Baron and Earl. . .182 

Porter, and Gillespie Families 7 

" Amaziah no 

" Caroline 80 

" Ellen Gillespie 12 

" James 12 

Mary 12 

Rachel 11 

Potts, Robert 11 

Pratt, Lydia 145 


Pratt, Lieutenant William 145 

William 145 

Price, Jane T 69 

" Katherine Allen 48 

Priest, Degory 182 

Prosser, Dorothy 128 

Pruce, John 38 

Ouinn, Dr. Irvin 142 


Race, Corinna Elizabeth 125 

" Fannie Louise 125 

" George Eaton 125 

George Wesley 125 

Radford, Georgie 75 

Railey, H. Otey 144 

James 139 

Ramsey, Jane 79 

" General Jonathan 79 

Randall, Jeremiah 171 

Rea. Carrie 68 

" Horsely 68 

" Rev. Peter 59 

Read, Ann 52 

Anthony Foster 53 

" Anthony James 55 

" James W 68 

" John 54 

" Mary 68 

" Mary Elizabeth 54 

" Sally Foster 54 

" William E 55 

Reed, Frances Elliot 71 

Reese, Arthur Boyd 124 

Emma Lucile 124 

Reid, Margaret 96 

Renick, Elizabeth 57 

Robert Archie 57 

" William H 52 

Rice, Rev. Green P 57 

Mary 47 


Richard, Sarah 97 

Richardson, Abigail 113, 114, 115 

Andrew 114, 115 

"' EHzabeth 115 

'' £.zekiel 115 

" Hannah 115 

" Isaac 115 

Mary 115 

Nathaniel 115 

" Phoebe 115 

Ruth 115 

Samuel 115 

Thomas 115 

Rivers, Bessie Whittington 126 

" Douglas Eldridge 126, 127 

" Enid Louise 126 

Lena Marie 127 

Mollie Kittredge 127 

Robards, Rachel 1 50 

Robinson, J. C 70 

" James 182 

" Zeruah 117 

Rodgers, Jane 20 

Roland, Micajah , 51 

Rollins, Mary ' 47 

Ross, James 80 

Trippe 80 

Rounds, George 171 

Rubey, Francis M 55 

George W 55 

Henry M 59 

Lavinia 55 

Lucinda 55 

Margaret Jane 59 

Mary Angeline . 59 

Pamela McLean 59 

Smith W 55 

Thomas 55 

Thomas Lee 59 

Urban Ewing 55 

Virginia 59 

William B 55 

William H 55 


Russell, C. Benjamin 6i 

Robert 87 


Sanborn, Abiel 118 

Jabez 118 

Sanders, Major Bryant 55 

John W 55 

Mary J 55 

Reuben E 55 

Sidney C 55 

Sargent, Hannah 11 

Scott, Charles F 16 

Scroggins, Charles M 47 

" George 47 

Martha 47 

Mildred 47 

Sally 47 

" Thomas 47 

Seaman, Captain John 182 

Sebastian, Benjamin 54 

Nancy . 54 

Sebree, Georgianna 22 

Sellers, Margaret 39 

Seneca 185 

Settle, Hart H 68 

Shanklin, Grace 38 

" Thomas 38 

Shannon, Susannah 25 

" Thomas 37 

Shattuck, Frank \\' 69 

Shaw, Agnes 180 

" Eliza 13 

Sherman, General William T 5 

Shipman, John 145 

Siege of Londonderry 4 

Simmons, David Edward 69 

Dr. William 80 

Sims, Alice 128 

" Ann E 129 

" Christian Kline 128 

" Dr. Eaton Kittredge 128 

" Emm.a 129 


Sims, Emma Kittredge 129 

Ernestine 129 

Francis Kelly 129 

Dr. George William 122, 125 

Grace 129 

Harry Vernon 129 

Captain Harry Vernon 128 

Heloise 129 

Lavinia 1 29 

Marguerite 128 

Mary Louise 121 

Nita 128 

Robert Nicholls 127, 128 

Ruffin Moring 122 

William 121 

William Nichols 122 

Sittington, Robert 38 

Sloan, Alexander Thompson 67 

Alfred Baxter 65 

" Charles W 68 

" Ephraim Perry 68 

" Ewing McGready 66 

" Finis Ewing 67 

Frances Kavanaugh 65 

James Finis 68 

" Katherine Winifred 66 

" Margaret Pamela 68 

Mary Phoebe 68 

Rev.' Robert 65 

" Robert Lee 67 

Smith, Alice 143 

Dr. Beverly 176 

" Dr. Beverly Chew 176 

Caroline A 112 

Daisy Belle 176 

Emma Tyler 75 

II Jennie 34 

Pleasant A 27 

William C 27 

Snadon, Lucy C 82 

Sallie 82 

South worth, Lieutenant Andrew 146 

Samuel 146 


Sonthvvorth, Captain A\^illiam 145 

Speed, George Keats 50 

Speer, Abigail 29 

" Andrew Evving 28 

Bettie 28 

" Edward Young 28 

" George 28 

" James Green Hill 28 

Jesse Lee 28 

John Ewing 28 

John Fletcher 29 

John Moses 28 

Margaret C 31 

Mary W 28 

Moses 28 

" Moses G 28 

Nathan Ewing 28 

Samuel W . 29 

Sarah Amelia 28 

Susan 28 

" Susan S 29 

" Thomas Hickman 28 

Spencer, Barksdale 80 

Catherine 16 

" Ephraim Ewing 80 

James B 80 

John 80 

Martha G 80 

" Mary Jane 80 

Randolph 80 

Robert 80 

Splane, DoUie Belle 126 

Stapp, Amanda S 52 

Steele, Colonel Clement F 5 

Stephens, John H 53 

Stevenson, Adlai Ewing 17 

" Fielding Alexander 17 

James 16 

" James B 17, 32 

" John Calvin 17 

John Turner 17 

" Julia Scott 17 

Letitia Ewing 17 


Stevenson, Lewis Green 17 

Maria McClelland 16 

Mary Eliza 17 

" Sophia Elizabeth 17 

" Thomas \V 17 

Stimpson, Mary 115 

Stirling Castle 4, 6 

Stone, May Bellows 112 

Hannah 171 

Jane 171 

Stroup, Alex. R 17 

Sturgess, Anne 39 

Sugg, Sallie 82 

Sullivan, Charles W 64 

Sweet, Alice Elizabeth 16 

Tabor, Hudson 1 78 

Tarbell, Betsy 173 

Taliaferro, Cowper S , 50 

Taylor, Charles T 15 

Mary Ella 16 

Temple, Lucy C 81 

Thompson, John C 33 

Milton 47 

Nancy R 27 

Richard R .139 

Tisdale, Mary J. (Spencer) 80 

Townsend, Albert B 75 

Eliza Ann . , 76 

Elizabeth Davidson 79 

Gilson Columbus 75 

Gilson Ewing 78 

Jane Pamela 75 

Joseph 78 

Martha Jane 78, 82 

Martha M. C yj 

Martha Smith 75 

Mary M. A. D 76 

Presley 78 

Presley Ewing '/J 

Robert Ewing , 78 

Robert Jefferson 75 


Townsend, Dr. Robert Presley 75 

Roberta Moore 75 

Susan Ann 7^ 

Thomas Jefferson 78 

General Thomas J 75 

General Thomas W 82 

Tighlman 78 

William 82 

Major William 78 

Trevor, Caroline M. (Breading) 12 

Turner, James I33 

Turpin, Magda I43 


Umphrey, James 81 

Valle, J -. 15 

Vance, David 9° 

Elizabeth 90 

" Sallie 86 

■' Governor Zebulon 90 

Vaughan, Sue Ann 180 

Venable, Abraham 7^ 

" Elizabeth A 7^ 

Elizabeth \\'oodson JT- 

" Martha Davis 7^ 

Nathaniel 71 

Vickars, Sarah 5 

Vinson, Alice (Baldridge) I79 

" Baldridge Tyler 179 

" Joseph Carroll I79 

Joseph Kittredge 179, 184 

Josie Vesta (Ewing), Daughter of Presley 
Kittredge and Mary Ellen (Williams) 
Ewing : Her Life, ]\Iarriage and Children, 

Chapter XXIV I79- 180 

" Presley Ewing 179, 184 

Volk, Emily .' 112 

VVailes, Felicia Anna I43 

B. L. Covington I43 


Walker, Alice Brevard 72 

" Anthony Smith 54 

Elizabeth 133 

" Ephraim Brevard 72 

" Ewing Anthony 72 

John Read 72 

" John Read Samuel 72 

Mary 133 

" Thomas 133 

Wallace, William 29 

Judge William C 63 

Waller, Catherine 138 

" William S 138 

Wallis, Sophia Goodrich Gillespie 15 

Warburton, Bishop 185 

Warmack, Jessie 64 

Warner, John 171 

Warren, James M 64 

" Joseph 165 

" Winefred 51 

Waterhouse, Robert 182 

Waterman, Abigail 170 

Captain William 171 

Watkins, Irene 34 

Nancy 70 

Colonel Thomas 70 

Watterson, Henry 36 

Wendell, Dr. James 35 

Werlein, Captain Ewing 97 

Rev. Halsey 96 

Philip Prentiss 97 

" Dr. Presley Ewing (Lieutenant) 97 

Quincy 96 

Rev. Shepard Halsey 96 

" Wilmer 96 

Wescott, Waite 171 

West, Colonel Cato 139, 150 

Whatley 185 

Whipple, Mehitable 170 

White, Dr. Andrew J 27 

Whhehead, Major Daniel 182 

F. M 29 

Whitman, Hannah 171 

" Sarah 171 



Whittington, Bessie Kittredge 126 

" Gladis lone 126 

Harry Kirkland 126 

" Joseph Benson 126 

Joseph Kittredge 126 

Leila Marie 126 

" Lucille Marie 126 

Marion Elizabeth 126 

Marion Wilmer 126 

Mary Adele 126 

" Mary Jessie 126 

Mary Louise 126, 141 

St. Clair Joseph 126 

Whittlesey, Martha 145 

Whitsett, Frances C 44, 56 

William 56 

Wilkerson, James 133 

Priscilla 133 

Sarah 133 

Wilkinson, Dorothy Brevard 73 

Elizabeth Allen 73 

" Florence Ewing y^ 

" Jane Alice 73 

John Cabell 73 

" Margaret 73 

" Thomas Parks 73 

William Tudor y^ 

William and Mary 4 

William the Conqueror 164 

Williams Coat of Arms 162 

Williams, Field and Mills Trees : Lineage thereunder 
of Mary Ellen Williams, Wife of Presley K. 

Ewing, Chapter XXVIII 164-178 

Williams Tree, The 164-169 

Williams, Anne A 129 

Charles Albert 175 

Charles Clark 164, 165, 166, 175, 176 

Daisy Belle 176 

" Dora Louise I75 

Elizabeth 28 

" Elizabeth Stratton 164 

Eudora Elizabeth (Cross) 165, 175 


Williams, Harriet (Clark) 165 

Joseph Crawley 165, 175 

Judith Coleman 176 

Leachy Peachy 71 

" Llewellyn Alexander 129 

Mary Ellen 159, 161-163, 175 

Milbrey H 31 

Minnie Roberta 176 

" Morgan - • • 164 

" Morgan Whitney 176 

" Nannie L 83 

General Otto 165 

" Oliver Cromwell, alias 164 

Rebecca P 34 

Robert, Pilgrim 164, 165 

Roger 164 

Rowena 36 

Ruby Bethea .176 

" Sims Cunningham 129 

" Warren Dudley 176 

William 164 

" William Franklin .176 

Williamson, William .-133 

Wills, Filmer i34 

Martha I34 

Wilmath, Abigail 29 

Wilson, Addie A 52 

" William Sidney 15 

Winchester, E. B 16 

Windsor, Anne Marie 63 

Winlock, Mary J. (Spencer) 80 

Winn, Elizabeth 115 

Winston, Eliza Jane 82 

Withers, Lida . .' 25 

Wood, Anna . 67 

" Dr. Benjamin 82 

" David 138 

Ethan Allen 143 

Nancy Collins 143 

" Sarah Jane 143 

Woodward, Dr. W. W 53 

Wright, James H 21 

" John Montgomery 49 


Wrightson, William Victor 176 

Wynne, Ara Adair 50 

Florence Magruder 50 

Gustave Adair 50 

" Jane Sophronia 50 

" John Magruder 50 

Mae Samuella 50 

" Mamie Staunton 50 


Yantis, William 1 68 

Yeats, John ' /O 


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