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It would have been pleasing, indeed, to have finished without 
error, but perfection need not be expected of imperfection. If there 
are not more serious errors than here pointed to, we shall have 
cause to be glad. 

In Part III, Chap. 4, Art. 1, subject, "Christopher Harris," ap- 
pears the statement that "Two of his sons married 'daughters' ", 
when it should read " 'sisters' of the old pioneer, Higgason Grubbs." 
(See Supplement.) 

In Part III, Chap. 6, Art. 1, subject, "Robert Harris," it is stated 
that "he married Nancy Grubbs, a 'daughter' ", when it should read 
" 'sister' of Higgason Grubbs." (See Supplement.) 

In Part III, Chap. 12, Art. 1, subject, "Christopher Harris" 
(Rev.), the statement that he "married Elizabeth Grubbs, a 
'daughter' ", should read " 'sister' of Higgason Grubbs." (See 

In Part III, Chap. 3, Sec. 4, Sub-sec. 5, subject, "Lucy Harris," 
it appears that the subject, "Lucy Harris, married Thomas Grubbs, 
who in 1758 was in actual service against the Indians on the Vir- 
ginia frontier," when the fact is, she married Higgason Grubbs, 
who came from Albemarle County, Virginia, to Kentucky among 
the early pioneers. (See Supplement.) 

In the Supplement appended additional matter relative to fam- 
ilies of this history will be found, which is divided into 9 para- 
graphs — ^the head-lines thereto indicate the subject matter of each 
paragraph, w^hich is not otherwise indexed. 

History and Genealogies 









Copyright 1906, by W. H. Miller 





Two Coetes Received 

FEB 21 ■»308 

Cuuxitfiil entry 

CUfeS /» XXc, NO. 

COfY A. 





In the pages following, besides giving the lines of descent aS 
far back as traced, are brief narratives, sketches, etc., of individual 
members of the families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, 
Oldham, Kavanaugh, Brown, an~d others. The lineage running back 
to one Miller, of Anglo-Scotch-Irish-Franco-German blood; Woods, 
an English Trooper of Scoth-Irish blood; Maupin, a Frenchman; 
Harris of Whales; Overt'on, an English soldier; Wallace, of the 
Scottish Clan Wallace (Scotch-Irish); Dabney, of French origin; 
Kavanaugh, from Ireland; Oldham, Angio-Welsh, and Brown, of 
English ancestry. By intermarrige these several bloods have inter- 
mingled and coursed into the veins of people who today are a promi- 
nent part of tihe best citizenship of our great country, and have all 
along, in the years gone by, held, and are now occupying, high 
positions of public trust in the body politic, and in the counsels of 
the nation their influences are felt, as well as filling prominent 
places in the marts of trade and commerce and agriculture and 
every otherwise, and have spread to the remotest i)ortions of 
the globe. 

Among the early mothers ap^pear the names of Lynn, Worsop, 
Campbell, Overton, Walters, Clairbourne, Glenn, Anderson, McCord, 
Bratton, Rice, Mullens, and others of whom very little more than 
the mere name is known, and sometimes hardly that because the 
lines have not been run out — -made very difficult to trace from the 
fact, as it seems, that the heads of the house pretty generally have 
been slow and careless in the making, preserving and handing down 
full and complete family records, and often when this was done rea- 
sonably well, by some mishap the same were lost or destroyed. 
Therefore, in many, if not most instances, only very meagre accounts 
can be obtained, especially of the maternal line, and often the little 
gathered does not satisfy, but only produces a desire to know more 
— there seems to he no stopping place. 

The data at hand has been gotten from old family and court 
records, letters and testimony of creditable persons, and from every 
source considered reliable, within reach, by long and patient search 
and labor. An endeavor has been made to put the facts together 
in a clear and comprehensive shape. No doubt some errors occur, 
and should be noted and corrected when detected. In a work of 
this kind perfection need not be expected. All matters set forth as 
facts are known or believed to be true from substantial evidence. 

The work is submitted to the liind and charitable judgment of 
the families and friends, and pardon is asked for shortcomings and 
imperfections. It is confidently hoped that the presentation may 
be interesting enough to cause some, at least, to overlook the faults, 
and that some good may result. 

This book is divided into eight parts, and each part into chap- 
ters, and the chapters into sections, for convenience and easy refer- 
ence. A genealogical table precedes each part.. ,y.^ 

Miller Family, p' ' " ^ ' //,■ 
Woods Family, t'l'h^^^l 
Harris Family. ^ iif^. ^ v ^*7 
Wallace Family. '^ -^ ' ' . 













4: History and Genealogies 

Part V. The Maupin Family. «/. ,' ir^i-ti 

Part VI. The Oldham Family. 4-fciC -^ ^& I 

Part VII. The Kavanaugh Family. 5'/r'^ ^ /. 5 

Part VIII. The Brown Family. Ci?S¥-L^^-' 

Interspersed through the parts are brief notes of the families of 
Reid, Dabney, Martin, Gentry, Jarman, Jameson, Ballard, Mullins, 
Michie, Moberley, Covington, Browning, Duncan, Yancey, etc. 

A general index to the whole is made, complete enough, it is 
thought, to enable the ready finding of any of the contents. 

To the following named persons thanks are extended for ma- 
terial aid generously and kindly rendered, viz.: 

Mrs. Joseph W. (Mattie Maupin) Bales, Lexington, Ky. 

Mrs. (Susan Woods) Matt M. Bearden, of Elk River Mills, 
Fayetteville, Tenn. 

A. R. Bentenstien, Esq., Clerk of Court, Warrenton, Va. 

J. L. Bishop, Esq., attorney-at-law, Selma, Ala. 

A. J. Broaddus, Esq., Moberley, Ky. 

Hon. A. Rollins Burnam, attorney-at-law, Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. Bettie Harrish Bush, Stanford, Ky. 

Col. and Mrs. James W. Caperton, Richmond, Ky. 

Hon. A. T. Chenault, Richmond, Ky. 

iMrs. Margaret O. Chenault, Mt. Sterling, Ky. 

Jesse T. Cobb, Esq., Clerk County Court, Richmond, Ky. 

Collins' History of Kentucky. 

W. E. Coons, Esq., Clerk Court, Culpeper, Va. 

Mrs. Sallie Harris Wallace Conroy, Irvine, Ky. • 

William Q. Covington, Esq., now deceased, Waco, Ky. 

Joseph Collins, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. Jacob S. Collins, Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. Margaret Oldham Doty, Richmond, Ky. 

Mr. William Kavanaugh Doty, Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. Robert L. (Jane Arie) Doty, Richmond, Ky. 

Dr. John Harris Duncan, St. Louis, Mo. 

Mrs. Mary Duncan, Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. Brutus K. (Laura) Duncan, Richmond, Ky. 

Leslie Evans, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 

Thomas Geddy, Esq., Clerk Court, Williamsburg, Va. 

Richard Gentry, Esq., Kansas City, Mo. 

Miss Angeline Gentry, Richmond, Va. 

Miss Sallie Gentry, New Hope, Va. 

Mrs. Aileen, Kavanaugh Gilbert, Lawrenceburg, Ky. 

Judge John D. Goodloe, Whites Station, Ky. 

B. F. Golden, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 
iCharles D. Grubbs, Esq., Mt. Sterling, Ky. 
Miss Martha Overton Harris, Fulton, Mo. 
Overton. Harris, Esq., Harris, Mo. 
Clifford B. Harris, Esq., Harris, Mo. 

John W. Harris, Esq., Xortonville, Kansas. 

Mr. Harris, Clerk Court, Irvine, Ky. 

Mrs. Wm. J. Hanna, Harrodsburg, Ky. 

Thomas J. Hill, Jr., attorney-at-law, Stanford, Ky. 

Archibald W. Kavanaugh, Esq., Vinton, Kansas. 

Joseph Kennedy, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. C. A. Lacey, Houston, Va. 

Dulaney M. Lackey, Esq., Lancaster, Ky. 

Frank N. Lee, Esq., Danville, Ky. 

John Lipscomb, Esq., Beans Creek, Tenn. 

Life of Bishop Kavanaugh, by Bedford. 

l/tshin/ mill ( Inifa/oi/ics 5 

Mrs. R. N. (Ellen Miller) McClain, Gallatin, Tenn. 
A. H. Martin, Esq., Clerk Court Xorfolk Co., Portsmouth, Va. 
David G. Martin, Esq., Boone, Ky. 
W. L. Martin, Esq., Clerk Court, Charlottesville, Va. 
Mrs. Socrates (Anna T). Maupin, Lafollette, Tenn. 
Leland D. Maupin, Esq., Waco, Ky. 
Breckinridge Maupin, Esp., Kingston, Ky. 
Julian H. Maupin, Esq., Waco, Ky. 
Calumn Maupin, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 
Christopher Harris Maupin, Esq., Moberley, Ky. 
Mrs. Susan Chenault Miller, Ardmore, Indian Territory. 
Col. Thomas W. Miller (now dead), late of Stanford, Ky. 
Malcom Memmings Miller, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 
Thomas Southworth Miller, Esq., Flat, Texas. 
Mrs. Garland Burleigh Miller, Palfurrias, Texas. 
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Miller, Esq., Moberley, Ky. 
R. L. Mitchell, Esq., Clerk Supreme Court Caswell Co., Yancey- 
ville, X. C. 

E. Nelson, Esq., Clerk Court, Manassas, Va. 

Rev. William Abner Oldham, Nortonville, Kansas. 

Thompson B. Oldham, Esq., Burgin, Ky. 

Samuel Oldham, Esq., Zanesville, Oliio. 

Alf. V. Oldham, Clerk City Court, Louisville, Ky. 

Abner Oldham, Esq., Lexington, Ky. 

Thomas M. Oldham, Esq., (now dead), Brassfield, Ky. 

William Dowell Oldham, Esq., Lexington, Ky. 

Hon. John Samuel Owsley, Jr., attorney-at-law, Stanford, Ky. 

William N. Prarott, Esq., Charlottesville, Va. 

George W. Park, Esq., Speedwell, Ky. 

Mrs. Dudley (Bettie Miller) Portwood, Ft. Worth, Texas. 

Perriss, etc.. History of Kentucky. 

A. C. Quisenberry's History of Families. 

Mrs. Miriam Reid, Red House, Ky. 

Forrestus Reid, Esq., Danville, Ky. 

Mrs. John J. (Jane Harris) Rogers, Lexington, Ky. 

Hon. Charles H. Rodes, Danville, Ky. 

Dr. Slaughter's Notes on Culpeper Co., Va., by Raleigh T. Green, 
by permission. 

W. Rodes Shackelford, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. Sallie Goodloe Smith, Richmond, Ky. 

John Speed Smith, Esq., Washington, D. C. 

Z. P. Smith's History of Kentucky. 

Mrs. Pattie Harris Stone, Louisville, Ky. 

Mrs. G. B. (Annie Maupn) Stevensoni Velardeno, Mexico. 

Miss Helen Terrill, Terrill, Ky. 

Robert B. Terrill, Esq., Deputy Clerk, Richmond, Ky. 

Miss Annie Miller Tevis, Middlesborough, Ky. 

O. T. Wallace, Esq., (chart). Point Levell, Ky. 

Coleman C. Wallace, Esq., Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. John (Elizabeth Jane) Wallace, Irvine, Ky. 

Mrs. Ann Wallace, Lexington, Ky. 

Mrs. Ellen Tracey Wallace, Irvine, Ky. 

Mrs. Jennie Walderschmidt, Vinton, Kansas. 

Roy C .White, Esq., Circuit Clerk, Richmond, Ky. 

Mrs. Sallie M. Williamson, Pulaski, Tenn. 

Hon. Robert H. Winn, Mt. Sterling, Ky. 

C. W. Woolfolk, Esq., Clerk Court, Orange, Va. 

Mrs. John T. (Nannie) Woodford, Mt. Sterling, Ky. 

6 Histori/ and Genealogies 

G. M. Woods, Esq., Tullahoma, Tenn. 

Woods-McAfee Memorial, by Rev. Neander M. Woods, by his 
kind permission. 

Rev. Edgar Woods' History of Albemarle Co., Charlottesville, 
Va., by kind permission. 

Mrs. Malinda Yates, Trenton, Mo. 

Miss Lucy Miller, Paris, Ky. 

Mrs. Charles (Mary Miller) Stephens, Paris, Ky. 

Mrs. Lillian Curd Elliott, Kansas City, Mo. 

C. D. Bailey, Esq., County Court Clerk, Clarksville, Tenn. 
Mrs. Mary Eliza Crews, Glasgow, Mo. 

Will M. Maupin, Esq., Lincoln, Xeb. 
I B. F. Maupin, Esq., Pulaski, 111. 

Mrs. Anna P. Kavanaugh, Pine Bluff, Ark. 

James Howard Boggs, Esq., Nicholasville, Ky. 

Mrs. Barry (Minnie H.) Miller, Dallas, Texas. 

Miss Sallie Yates, Trenton, Mo. 

Miss Mary Brown Miller, Huntsville, Ala. 

Mrs. T. E. (Mariam Othelia) Manning, Roswell, New Mexico. 

D. R. Broaddus, Esq., Blue Springs, Mo. 
American Encyclopedia, edited by Riply and Dana. 

Mrs. Jane Redd Gentry Shelton, 44 67 Lindell Bid., St. Louis, Mo. 
Mrs. Oscar Williams, Trenton, Mo. 
Dr. J. P. Oldham, San Antonio, Texas. 

Edmund McKinney Oldham, Esq., Brymer, Burleson Co., Texas. 
Robert E. Miller, Esq., Huntsville, Mo. 
Rufus P. McGoodwin, Esq., Danville, Ky. 
Mrs. Samuel E. Lackey, Gallatin, Tenn. 
Mrs. Bessie Cale Broaddus, El Paso, Texas (Box 230). 
Joe A. McMurray, Esq., Valley Mills, Texas. 

Mrs. James Harrison (Estelle Moxley) Maupin, Edgerton, Mo., 
(R. R. No. 2). 

Miss Lillye Oldham, Brymer, Burleson Co., Texas. 
Joel E. Gates, Esq., City Clerk, St. Joseph, Mo. 

Mrs. Dollie Smith Lutz, , Mo. (Letter fails to give P. O.) 

Stephen Collins Oldham, venerable (old man), Austin, Texas. 

Judge A. E. Wilkinson, Austin, Texas. 

Judge W. Overton Harris, Louisville, Ky. 

Appleton's Cyclopaedia. 

Dictionary of U. S. History, by Jameson. 

Mrs. Mary E. Grumbine, Richmond, Mo. 

Prof. Grant B. Grumbine, Richmond, Mo. (Prin. Woodson Inst.) 

Mrs. Mary Virginia Brown Osburn, Richmond, Mo. 

Captain David McFadden, Waco, Texas. 

Frank Ish, Waco, Texas. 

Most respectfully, 

Richmond, Ky., May 1, 1906. 

Histori/ (unl (Inii'dliKili'i', 

Atoni> mn.^^^orl. mnko ii]) the nnivevso. 

The many littles make at hi>t tlie wliole: 

Xo man is great, hut eaeh created soul 

Has, vet, -within, tlie ])r(nnise of ])erfection, 

The image, and tlie stamp of the divine. 

Adversity may hinder, dwarf and crush, 

A chilling frost may l)light the hudding tiower, 

And vears break down the growing tree of greatness 

But, as the cycles roll, each passing life 

Bequeaths its portion to the connnon good. 

The generations piling, each on each, 

Time writing still prosperity and failure, 

And still recording effort and achievement. 

And life and death, an<l shade and shine succeeding, 

Brino- on the world to that milleiiial age. 

When every hill shall l)lossom with jierfection, 

The waters leap and dance for very joy. 

And man regenerate stand great and good, 

The statue and tlie fullness of a (iod. 

K. 0. :\i. 

Histonj and Genealogies 


Pt. Ch. Sc. s.s s.s.s. 

William Harris Miller and wife, Katherine Oldham Frontispiece. 

Robert Miller 1 6 

General John Miher and wife. Elizabeth Jones Goodloe... 1 7 

Major James Miller 1 S 

Susannah Miller, wife of Stanton Hume and Elder Allen 

Embry 1 9 

Margaret Miller and husband, Edmund L. Shackelford... 1 10 

Malinda Miller and husband. John H. Shackelford 1 11 

Col. Thomas Woods Miller and wife, Mar>' Jane Hooker.. 1 12 

Col, Christopher Ii-vine Miller and wife, Talitha Harris.. 1 13 

Dr. Wm. Jos. Miller and wife, Louisa Cath, Southworth., 1 14 10 11 

William M. Miller and wife, Mary Jane Patterson 1 14 2 1 

Dr. Alexander Miller 1 15 

William E. Woods 2 10 11 2 

Harris Tyre 3 10 

Margaret Maupin, wife of John Harris 3 16 

Thomas 'Berry Harris and wife, Mary Francis Harris 3 10 7 

Robert Harris and wife, Jael Ellison 3 17 

Dr. John McCord Harris and wife, Ellen Anderson 3 IS 

Judge Christopher Harris and 2nd wife, Elizabeth Berry. 3 28 

Ann Eliza Harris, wife of Robert Covington 3 29 

James Anderson Harris and wife, Susan Taylor 3 31 

John Miller Wallace Harris 3 33 

Margaret Frances Harris and husband, Jos. Warren Moore 3 35 

Mary Rice Woods Harris, wife of Overton Harris 3 37 

Major William Harris 3 37 

Overton Harris and wife, Susan Jones 3 38 4 5 

Hon. John D. Harris and wife, Nancy J. White 3 39 1 

Malinda Duncan 3 39 

Elizabeth Harris, wife of Anderson Woods 3 40 

Susan Harris, wife of Dr, William H. Duncan 3 42 

Andrew Wallace and wife, Clara Ellen Tracey 4 12 

Sarah Harris "Wallace, wife of Edward Conroy 4 17 

John W. Maupin 5 4 2 12 

Thomas Collins Maupin and wife, Annie Reid Wallace... 5 11 2 1 

Annie Maupin and husband. Col. Geo. B. Stevenson 5 11 2 1 6 

Garland Maupin 5 12 1 

George Washington Maupin 5 12 14 

Hezekiah Oldham and wife, Mary Kavanaugh 6 16 

Hannah Woods Oldham and husband. Hyman G. Bush... 6 16 7 

Othniel Rice Oldham 6 17 

John Cabell Chenault 6 17 7 

Ann Rice Oldham, wife of James Noland 6 18 

Wm. Kavanaugh Oldham and wife, J, Catherine Brown.. 6 19 

William K. Oldham 6 23 

Kie Oldham 6 24 

Thomas H. Oldham and wife, Nancy E. Smith 6 26 

Margaret K. Oldham and husband. Anderson Chenault.,. 6 27 

Charles K, Oldham and wife. Su.san Catherine Duncan... 6 28 

Abner Oldham and wife, Josephine Emtai-y 6 29 

Mary Eliz. Oldham and husband, Capt. Wm. B. Tipton.. 6 30 

Caleb Oldham 6 31 

Thos. Moberley Oldham and wife, Sarah Overton Harris . . 6 32 

l/islori/ ami (ii'iicdhif/ws 


Sallie Oldham, wife of 'riioinas Mnbii-lcy (I 

Caleb Oklhani Mobprh-y 6 

Elizabflh Oldham, wife ol" William Fisher 6 

Nam-y Oldham, wife of Grubbs (> 

.lolin Rice Oldliaiii (i 

John Miller Kavanaiigh 7 

Jane Miller Kavanaugh, wife of Gen. Joliii Faulkner and 

John "W. AValker 7 

Arcliiljald Woods Kavaniiugh 7 

Mar\- S. Brown and husband, Dr. William K. Bitib 8 

Judge Bernis Brown ,S 

Francinna Brown, wife of Capt. Jack Rodes S 

Frances Tlionipson and liu.sband. William T. Pai'i'otl X 

Bernard Thompson S 

Dr. Charles Brown and wife, Polly Brown S 

Benjamin Hescott Brown and wife. Judith Fretwell S 

Mary Elizabeth Brown and husband. Dr. Roberts S 

Burlington Dabney Brown and wife, Mary Ann Harris... S 

Samantha Susan Brown and husband, Jas. Nathan Gentry S 







Sc. s.s s.s.s. 























Historii and Genealogies 



Mrs. (Garland) Basey IIS 

Magdalene Woods McDowell — Bor- 
den Bowyer, 1706-lSlO 104 

John Meadows 103 

William Parrott 101 

Hezekiah Rice and wife, Mary Bul- 
lock, lived together as man and 
wife 75 years. 

Jane Dulaney Miller, 1751-1844 93 

William B. Miller, 1807-1899 92 

Amanda Reid McMurtry, 1811-1907, 

living at 96 

Robert Harris, 1787-1SS3 96 

Cornelius Dabney, Sr., over 90 

Gabriel Maupin, 1700-1794 94 

Thomas Maupin, 1758-1855 97 

Michie Maupin. 1779-1876 97 

Mary Mullins Gillespie, over 90 

Jane Mullins Clark, 1754-1844 90 

Stephen Collins Oldham, 1815, liv- 
ing at 91 

Sarah Thompson Brown, 1724-1815.. 91 

Polly Thompson Brown 92 

B. B. Parrott, living at 96 

Bettie Early Chapman 96 

Lucy B. Thompson 91 

Bettie Thompson 93 

Dr. Charles Brown 96 

Lucy E. Parrott Brown 92 

William T. Barrott. living at 94 

Mourning Woods Thorpe, 1783-186 — 
Col. Thos. Woods Miller, 1811-1891.. SO 
MaiT Jane Hocker Miller, 1825-1905, SO 

Robert Miller, 1775-1861 86 

Edna Elizabeth Miller Hiu. 1823, 

living at 83 

Samuel Lackey. Sr., 1746-1830 81 

William Malcolm Miller, 1810-18 — .. 8- 

Archibald Woods. 1749-1836 89 

Mary Woods Reid, 1746-1S2S 82 

Hon. Curtis P. Burnam, 1820, liv- 
ing at 87 

Thomas Thorpe, 1S00-1SS5 85 

Mare-aret Maupin Harris, 1767-1855, 88 

Robert Harris, 1786-1868 82 

Malinda Miller Harris Yates, 1822, 

living- at 84 

Pauline Rodes Harris, living at.... 80 
Judge Christopher Harris, 1788- 

1871 S3 

Elizabetr Berry Harris, 1800-1SS4.. 84 

James Anderson Harris, 1817-189 — 

over SO 

Susan Taylor Harris, living at 80 

Mary Rice Woods Harris, 1795-1876, SI 
Susan Harris Duncan, 180S-1S— , 

over 80 

Richard Gentry, 1763-1S43 SO 

John Maupin, 1725-1806 81 

Nicholas Hocker, 1782-1854 82 

James Faris, 1822, living at 84 

Annie Reid Wallace Maupin, 17 — 

18S0, over 80 

Cabel Chenault, 1795-1881 86 

David Chenault, 1771-1851 80 

P. P. Ballard, 1818, living at 89 

Jesse Oldham 89 

Thomp.son B. Oldham, 1819, liv- 
ing at 88 

Hezekiah Oldham, 1787-1868 81 

Mary Kavanaugh Oldham, 1798-1882, 84 

Othniel Rice Oldham, 1817-1900 83 

Caleb Oldham, 1789-1872 83 

Elizabeth Oldham Fisher, 1795, over 80 
Nancy Oldhain Grubbs. 1797, over. . 80 
Jane Miller Kavanaugh-Faulkner- 

Walker. 1809, over 80 

Jael Ellison Harris, 1795-189—, over SO 
Sarah Ann Kavanaugh Moore, over 80 
Bishop Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh, 

1802-1SS4 82 

Wm. Barliour Kavanaugh, 1807- 

ISSS 81 

Robert Covington, 1760-1847 87 

Wm. Covington, 1783-1S69 86 

Jeptha M. Covington, 1816-1903 87 

Wm. Q. Covington, 1820-1906 86 

Coleman Covington, 1800 — , over. . . 80 
Sarah Browning Duncan. 1742-1824, 82 

Brightberry Brown 84 

Bettie Thompson SO 

Nathaniel Tliompson 81 

Partlienia Brown Hayden 82 

George B. Brown 87 

Sikie Ward 89 

Garland Brown 84 

Captain Jesse Early SO 

Nancy Ward Thompson SO 

Sarah Parrott Stephens 82 

Richard P. Ward S3 

Evaline Brown Fretwell 85 

Thomas H. Brown 87 

Lucy T. Brown 85 

James D. Brown 80 

Hisliirii mill ((('iiciiloi/icti 


Mary Ann Brown SO 

'I'lieodocla Karly StopluMTS SO 

B. B. Thompson SO 

William Hodcs SO 

Will Rodes, Madison Co., Ky., over SO 

T^zaleel Garth S2 

Hiram Parrott S4 

Mary Early Durrett 86 

\\'. F. Chapman SS 

I^avinia Meadows Moberley, ITCo- 

1S44 S4 

Annie Rice Oldham. 1T.57-1S40 S3 

Joseph McDowell, ITfiS-lS.iS S8 

Col. Isaac Shelby Irvine. 1N20— 

1906, over 80 

Thos. Collins Maupin. 1796-1SS.5 89 

Daniel Maupin. 1699-17SS S9 

William Overton Maupin, over 80 

Robert Miller, 1T34-1S06 72 

Daniel Miller, 1764-1841 77 

Robert Miller, 1796-1873 77 

Alexander Lackey, 1780-1854 74 

Nancy Waller Broaddus Pattei'son. 

1S0O-1S76 71 

Robt. C. Patterson, 1797-1871 74 

Thomas Miller, 1779-1849 70 

Malinda Miller Hayden Stone, liv- 
ing' at 76 

John Harris Miller, 1832-1903 71 

James Miller, 1834-1905 71 

Daniel Miller, 1S26-189-, over.. 70 

Susan Miller Smartt, 1S29, living at 77 
Susan Miller Seawell, 1834, living at 72 
Garland Miller Woods, 1835, liv- 
ing at 71 

Mourning Woods Miller Smith, 181S- 

1SS9 71 

Dr. Wm. Joe Miller, 1829-1899 70 

Dulaney Miller Lackey (celebrated 
Golden Wedding in 1903). 

:\Iichael Woods, Sr., 1684-1762 78 

Col. John Woods, 1712-1791 79 

Martha Woods Wallace, 1720-1790.. 70 

Elizabeth Woods Boggs, 1813 

Elder James Goodloe Woods, 1S23- 

1S95 72 

Susannah Woods Goodloe, 1778- 

1S51 73 

Michael Woods, 174S-1826 78 

Mary Rice Garland Woods, 176ii- 
1S35 75 

William Oldham, 1777-1S1!( 72 

Mary Frances llairis. lS27-I!)nr,. , . . 79 

Shelton Harris, 1S20-1S96 76 

Dr. John M. Harris. 1813-1 S—, over 70 
Sallic Wall.icc llaii-is, 1835, liv- 
ing at 71 

Mary Woods Harris Park, 1S22- 

1901 79 

Margaret Frances Harris Mooro, 

1826-1903 77 

Sai-ah Overton H.irris Oldham, 

l.S2S-19()() 72 

John D. Harris. 1.S29-1905 76 

Elizabeth Harris Woods, 1791-18— 

Salem Wallace, 1795-1868 73 

Jane Bratton Wallace, 1761-1836... 75 

Jane Reid Wallace, 1792-1S63 71 

Susan Ann Wallace Busby. 1S16- 

1886 70 

Sallie Harris Wallace Conroy, 1S34, 
living at 72 

John M. Wallar, 1822-1893 71 

Thos. K. Wallace, 1831. living at... 75 

Daniel Maupin. 1760-1832 72 

Matthew Mullins. 1759-1836 77 

William Chenault, 1773-1844 71 

Capt. John Oldham, 1757-1831 74 

Wm. K. Oldham, 1821-1899 78 

Margaret Oldham Chenault. 1829, 

living at 77 

'Phomas M. Oldham, nearly SO 

Wm. K. Hocker, 1S20-1S97 77 

Jael Woods Hocker Gentry, 1831, 

living at 75 

Charles Kavanaugh, over 70 

Mary Duncan Covington, 1764-1841, 77 

Benjamin Moberley, 1760-183S 78 

Benjamin Moberley. Sr 75 

Ezra M. Brown "1 

Lucy Nally TO 

M. S. Bibl) TO 

Sukie Cliildress "5 

Capt. Bezabel Brown 75 

Mary Brown "2 

Thomas W. Chapman 75 

Fannie Davis "5 

C. B. Brown TO 

Polly Brown ' ■* 

Francina Brown Rodes T4 

Daniel Maupin. 1727-1801 74 

12 Histoni and Gcni'alogies 



Bland Ballard, Virginia Frontier 5 13 Note 

Capt. William Briscoe, Va. Frontier (died in Madison Co., Ky.).. 4 18 

James Brown, Virginia Frontier 8 1 4 

Lt. Abraham Buford. in battle of Point Pleasant '. 2 5 

Captain James Brown, Virginia Frontier 8 1 6 

Major Brown, Virginia Frontier 8 1 12 

John Buster, Virginia Frontier (died -820) 2 13 1 

General Richard Gentry, Virginia Frontier 3 46 3 

Thomas Grubbs, Virginia Frontier 3 3 4 

Randolph Harris, Kentucky Frontier against Indians 3 11 

Jeremiah Harris, Kentucky Frontier agains tindians 3 1 11 

Major Overton Harris, Black Hawk War 3 32 

James Harris, Black Hawk W^ar 3 38 

Thomas Jameson. Virginia Frontier 

Alexander Jameson, Virginia Frontier 

Colonel Nicholas Miller, Kentucky Frontier 1 1 4 

Henry Miller, General Wayne's Army 1 1 5 

Christopher Miller, General Wayne's Army 1 1 5 

Lt. William Miller, Kentucky Frontier at Estill's defeat 1 1 10 

Maj. Anderson Miller, Kentucky Frontier at Estill's defeat 1 1 14 

Ichabod B. Miller. Kentucky Frontier 1 1 12 

Jacob Miller. Madison Co., Ky., Frontier 1 1 12 

John McDowell, killed at Balcony Falls 2 5 1 

John McDowell, Indian Wars 2 1 6 

Joseph McDowell, Indian T\"ars 2 1 S 

Thomas McDowell, killed in Madison Co., Ky., by Indians 2 1 10 

William Maupin, Virginia Frontier 5 3 5 

John Maupin, Virginia Frontier 5 4 

Daniel Maupin, Virginia Frontier 5 11 

William Mullins, Virginia Frontier 5 13 1 

Matthew Mullins, Virginia Frontier 5 13 

Michael Woods. Jr.. Virginia Frontier 

William "^^oods. Ensign. Virginia Frontier 

Lt. William 'W^oods, Virginia Frontier 

Col. James Woods, Virginia Frontier 2 20 

Joshua Woods, Virginia Frontier 

Col. John Woods, Virginia Frontier, Indian and Colonial wars... 2 19 

John Woods, Virginia Frontier 

John Woods, Virginia Frontier 2 1 11 

Archibald Woods, Virginia Frontier, Dunmore War 2 8 

William Woods, Virginia Frontier 2 6 

John S. Wallace, Virginia and Kentucky Frontier 4 11 

John Wallace, Virginia and Kentucky Frontier 

Sam'l Wallace, commanded at Ft. Young French and Indian War 4 1.5 2 


Captain William Briscoe, died in Madison Co., Ky., 1830 4 IS 

John Brown 1 1 '^'-^ 

Captain Tarleton Brown 1 1 42 

Benjamin Brown, under Light Horse Harry Lee 8 2 

History and Genealogies 13 

Captain Brightberry Brown, at Yorktown S 2 

Captain Bezabel Brown S 2 2 

Bornard Brown, dispatcli bearer from Now York to Charleston.. S :i 

John Buster, (died 1S20) 2 i;', 1 

Colonel Abraham Buford, Virginia line 2 .'. 1 

Robert Covington, Virginia line (died in Madison Co., Ky.) 7 18 1 

Wm. Chenault, Virginia line (died In Madison Co.. Ky., 1803)..,. 5 1.3 9 

Kdward Garland. Captan 11th Virginia 

Peter Garland. Captain 6th Virginia 

Nathaniel Garland, Lieutenant Virginia Slate Militia 

Richard Gentry, Captain Virginia Militia 3 46 

Benjamin Harris, Captain Virginia Militia 3 

Captain Robert Harris. Virginia Militia, went to Sunny Co., N.C. 3 3 9 

William Harris, Virginia line 

John Jameson, Colonel of Dragoons 

Capt, John Jouett, Virginia line (died in 1802) 3 3 9 

Capt. John Jouett, Virginia line (died in Kentucky) 3 3 9 

Capt. Robert Jouett, Virginia line 3 3 9 

Capt. Matthew Jouett, Va. line (died in Fayette Co., Ky.. 1827).. 3 3 9 

Capt. Robert Jouett, 7th Virginia 

Adam Keblinger, Virginia line 

John Lapsley, wounded at Brandywine, died in Lincoln Co., Ky. . 2 47 

Robert Miller, at Y'orktown (died in Orange Co.. Va., 1806) 1 4 

Robert Miller, Virginia line (died in the service 

Lt, Col. John Miller, at Y'orktowntdied in Madison Co.. Ky.,1806) 1 14 

James McDowell 2 5 1 

John McDowell 2 5 1 

Samuel McDowell (settled in Mercer Co., Ky.) 2 5 1 

Samuel McDowell (settled in Fayette Co., Ky.) 2 .5 1 

Judge William McDowell (moved to Kentucky 1784) 2 5 1 

Thomas Marshall 2 ,t 1 

William McKee (moved to Kentucky, 1793) 2 47 3 

Lt. Hudson Martin 3 .5 7 

Capt. John Martin 3 5 7 

Cornelius Maupin. at Yorktowii -t 4 3 

Daniel Maupin, at Y'orktown 5 4 3 

William Maupin, at Yorktown ■'> 4 4 

Matthew Mullins, Sergeant 4th, 8th and 12 Va. Foot 5 13 

Matthew Mullins, Jr., (died in Madison Co., Ky., 1836) .5 13 4 

John Martin, Captain State Militia 

Coi'poral Thomas Martin 

Lt. Col. Wm. Oldham (killed at St. flairs defeat, 1791) 6 1 4 

6 2 

Capt. John Oldham, N .C. line (died in Estill Co., Ky., 1832) 6 13b 

Capt. John Oldham, Pennsylvania Rangers 6 4(» 

Jesse Oldham, N. C. line (died in Madison Co.. Ky., 1814) 6 3 

Ready Money Richard Oldham, N. C. line (Capt.), died in Madi- 
son Co., Ky., 1836 6 4 

Major George Oldham, Lee's Legion 6 2 2 

Moses Oldham, N. C. line (moved to Montgomery Co., Tenn.».... 6 2 3 

Conway Oldham, Virginia line 6 2 4 

Conway Oldham. Virginia line (killed at Eutah Springs) 6 2 

james Oldham, North Carolina line 6 - 5 

Richard Oldham, N. C. line, (died in Estill Co.. Ky.. 1S34) 6 2 6 

William Oldham, North Carolina line 6 2 8 

Capt. Isaac Oldham 6 2 

6 40 

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Lt. Edward Oldham g 


6 40 
















Col. Henry Pauling 4 

Capt. Nathan Reid, Virginia line 1 

o o 

Samuel Reid 2 29 

Capt. Robt. Rodes, captured at Charleston, S. C. (died in Mad- 
ison Co. , Ky. ) 3 3 'J 

Capt. Clough Shelton, 10th Virginia 

Richard Snow, at Yorktown 

Capt. Roger Thompson s 7 Note 

Lt. John Thompson § 

William Woods, Virginia line 

Jolm Woods. Virginia line 

William Woods, Virginia line 

Capt. Michael Wallace, Virginia line 4 

Malcolm Wallace, under Gen. Morgan at Boston (died in ser. 1775) 4 
Samuel Wallace, Va. (commanded at Ft. Young in F. & I. wars) 4 

Jas. Wallace, Ensign 3d Va.,(died in Pliiladelphia in 1776) 4 

Capt. Adam Wallace, 10th Virginia (killed at Waxhaw, S. C. ) . . . 4 
Capt. Andrew Wallace, 8th Virginia (killed at Guilford C.H. 17S1) 4 

Capt. Charles Yancey, Virginia line 7 

Lt. Layton Yancey, Virginia line 7 

Major James Yancey, Virginia line 7 

Col. James Woods, Virginia line 2 

Thomas Maupin, Virginia line (died in Madison Co., Ky.. 1S55).. 5 2 B 
Daniel Maupin, Va. line at Yorktown (died in Mad. Co.. Ky. 1832) 5 12 

WAR OF 1812 

Beverley Brown S 

General Jacob Brown 8 

Colonel Barbee Collins, Madison Co., Ky 4 

William Fisher, Estill Co., Ky 6 

Jesse Grubbs, Estill Co. , Ky 6 

Maj. Overton Harris, Madison Co., Ky. (Black Hawk campaign). 3 

James Harris, Madison Co., Ky. (Black Hawk campaign) 3 

Robert Harris, Madison Co., Ky. (died ISS — ) 3 

Archibald Kavanaugh, Madison Co., Ky 7 

Cliarles Kavanaugh, Madison Co., Ky. (died 186 — ) 7 

Nicholas Kavanaugh, Madison Co., Ky. (went to Lone Jack, Mo.) 7 

Philemon Kavanaugh, Madison Co., Ky ' 7 

Lt. Thomas W. Kavanaugh, Kentucky 7 

Major Samuel McDowell. Kentucky 2 

Major James McDowell, Kentucky 2 

Joseph McDowell, Kentucky 2 

Col. James McDowell, Kentucky 2 

Col. Walliam Williams, Kentucky 2 

Gen. James Miller 1 

William Miller 1 

Moses Oldham, Tennessee line 6 

Thomas Moberley, Kentucky 6 

Maj. Richard Oldham (son of Lt. Col. TVm. Oldham) 6 

Maj. Richard Oldham ( Ready Money) 6 

Michael Woods 2 

Maj. Charles Yancey, Virginia 7 

Col. Wm. B. Yancey, Virginia 7 2 

Col. John Yantis 2 47 






































Ifislori/ and (Icncnhiijios 15 

Col. John MilliT. ('oniiiKiiHiiiii; i" Iiuliiina and Ohio 1 1 20 

William Kavanausli. KeiUiu-ky 7 S 9 

Asa Sinith, Kenliu'ky 5 2 B 


Col. James C. Stonr. Madison Co., K.v ?> 3 7 

( ;. B. F. Broaddus. 1st Lt., Madison Co., Ky 1 13 3 Note 

Dr. Franklin Harris, Madison Co., Ky 3 4S 5 

Humphrey Kavanausli. Madison Co., Ky 7 11 4 

Dr. William J. Chenault, Madison Co., Ky 5 13 9 

I lavid Waller Chenault, Madison Co., Ky 5 13 9 

Aaron Burr Richard.son, Madison Co., Ky. (died) 3 43 1 

Thomas Jefferson Richardson, Madison Co., Ky. (died) 3 43 1 

General W. H. L. Wallace 4 -1 7 

Archibald Woods White, Tennessee 1 14 10 7 

Milton Miller, Rockcastle Co., Ky 

Wm. (Big- Foot) Wallace, Texas, (prisoner of Mier, 1S42) 4 3 4 

4 13 37 

Jkla.i. William Oldliam, Texas, (Mier Expedition, 1842) 6 1 1' 14 

6 13a 1 

Thomas Oldham, Texas, (Mier Expedition, 1842) fi 39 3 

Thomas Staynor, Madison Co., Ky o 2 B 

Other nieml>ers of Captain James C. Stone's company: — William Guess. 
Corporal. John Lawrence, orderly Serjeant, Thomas H. Barnes, 3rd lieu- 
tenant. Green Clay Smith, 2nd lieutenant, N. D. Burrus, Willis Garri-son, 
Clifton Shifflett, James P. Denham, Philip Brakehill, James Simpson and 
brother, Alfred Williams, Bradford Dozier, David Amerine, George Amerine, 
Joe Perkins, William Prewitt, Harrison M. Taylor, Howard Land, Hiram 
Land, Merrill Roberts, and Bowen Denham. 


Fe(deral Army 

James L. Bishop, (killed at Memphis, Tenn.) 5 12 1 

Dr. G. W. Evans 3 4s s 

5 13 9 

Col. John K. Faulkner, Garrard Co., Ky 7 .5 5 

Maj. William Goodloe, Kentucky 2 11 «! 

Gen. W. J. Landrum. Kentucky 2 47 6 

r,vn. John Miller. Mad. Co., K. (killed in Richmond battle 1862).. 1 7 

Col. Samuel McKee, 1st Kentucky 2 47 8 

Samuel McKee Lapsley (died in 1862) 2 47 9 

(Jen. John Franklin Miller 1 1 20 

Col. Reuben Munday, Mardison Co., Ky 5 13 9 

Oscar Oldham, Kentucky fi H 1 

Capt. Wm. E. Simms. Kentucky 3 46 12 

Andrew Wallace, Estill Co., Ky 4 12 

Gen. Blew. Wallace 4 2 9 

Col. Charles J. Walker, Madison Co., Ky 3 S 1 

Col. TVilliam B. Woods 2 1 11 

Col. Charles R. Woods 2 1 13 

Capt. Uriah Wright Oldham. Oldham Co.. Ky., Co. F, 9 Ky. Cav. 6 2 

John M. Cole 5 2 B 

1() Histori/ mid (iencaloiiies 

Confederate Army 

Joseph Emmerson Brown '. 8 1 26 

Gen. Benjamin Gratz Brown S 1 IS 

Tazewell Brown, Albemarle Co.. Va 5 4 13 

James D. Brown, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 13 

Allen Henry Brown, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 13 

William A. Brown, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 13 

Bernard Brown, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 13 

George P. Bright, Tenn. troops (lives in Lincoln Co., Ky.) 3 31 2 

James Howard Boggs, Gen. John H. Morgan 2 7 4 

Jake Bronston, Capt. T. B. Collins, Gen. John H. Morgan 6 8 1 

5 13 7 

Lt. R. C. H. Covington, Capt. T. B. Collins, Gen. John H. Morgon 3 29 1 

Charles Covington, Capt. T. B Collins, Gen John H. Morgan 6 S 1 

Serg. Jos. Collins, Capt. T. B. Collins, Gen. John H. Morgan 6 8 1 

Capt. Thomas B. Collins, Gen. John H. Morgan 6 8 1 

David Chenault, Col. D. W. Chenault, Gen. John H. Morgan .5 13 9 

Anderson Chenault, Col. D. W. Chenault, Gen. John H. Morgan.. 5 13 9 

Colljy Chenault, Tennessee Army 5 13 9 

David Chenault, Tennessee Army 5 13 9 

James Chenault, Tennessee Army 5 13 9 

Harvey Chenault, Tennessee Army 5 13 9 

Col. David Waller Chenault, Gen. John H. Morgan 5 13 9 

Jas. Cosby, Co. F afterward 11 Ky. Cav., Gen. John H. Morgan.. 6 8 1 

Boyle Doty, Co. F afterward 11 Ky. Cav., Gen. John H. Morgan. 7 7 1 

Chas. K. Doty, Co.F afterward 11 Ky.Cav., Gen. John H. Morgan 7 7 1 

A. J. Dudley, Co. F afterward 11 Ky. Cav., Gen. John H. Morgan 7 5 2 

N. B. Deatherage. 11 Ky. Cav., Gen. John H. Morgan 6 17 3 

Joel T. Enibry, Co.F afterward 11 Ky.Cav., Gen. John H. Morgan 6 10 11 

Henry Goodloe, Kentucky Cavalry 2 11 6 

Robert Harris Hume, 11 Ky Cav., Gen. John H. Morgan 3 21 3 

John M. Hume, Kentucky Cavalry 1 9 Note 

Isham G. Harris, Gen. Johnston's staff, served in the West 3 1 13 

John Miller Wallace Harris, Ky. Cav. under Morgan 3 33 

Ira Harris, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 2 

William Harris, Albemarle Co., Va .5 4 4 

Anderson Harris, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 8 1 

William D. Jarman, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 13 

John L. Jarman, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 13 

Archibald W. Kavanaugh, Gen. John H. Morgan 7 7 3 

Samuel E. Lackey. Gen. John H. Morgan . . 1 14 11 

7 7 1 

Samuel R. Lapsley. Kentucky Cavalry 2 47 9 

John W. McPherson, Gen. John H. Morgan's Cav 6 10 4 

7 6 8 

James Miller, Lincoln Co.,Ky., Gen. John H. Morgan's Cav 18 6 

John H. Miller, Lincoln Co.,Ky., Gen. John H. Morgan's Cav.... 18 5 

Wm. H. Miller, Lincoln Co..Ky., Gen. John H. Morgan's Cav 18 9 

Robt. Dan. Miller, Madison Co.,Ky., Gen. John H. Morgan's Cav. 1 13 2 

Jas. C. Miller, Madison Co.,Ky., Gen. John H. Morgan's Cav.... 1 13 3 

Thomas Miller, Tennessee Troops 1 14 4 

Garland Burleigh Miller, Tennessee troops 1 14 4 

Thomas Garland Miller, Tennessee troops 1 14 10 

Dr. William Jo Miller, Tennessee troops 1 14 10 

C. B. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 1 6 

Lsaac Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 4 13 

Corporal David Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 1 6 

Carson Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 1 6 

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Sergi'aiil .lanics U. lM:nipiti, All)i'm.iilc Co., \'a 'i 1 11 

Maupin (son of C. C). Albemai-le Co.. Va 5 :! r, 

William B. Maupin, Alljcniarle Co., Vu •'. I 1 

Calumn Maupin. Madison Co., Ky 'i (! 3 

Robert Maujiin and tirother, Missouri f(n-et>s .'') 7 3 

— Maupin. Missouri forces '> T 3 

Rico Maupin, Alliemarle Co.. V'a 5 11 Note 

Gabriel Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 13 Note 

J. K. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va "i 11 Note 

Jobn Rice Maupin, Alljemarle Co., Va •' 11 Note 

David Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va '< 11 Note 

C. P. Maupin, Albemarle Co.. Va 5 11 Note 

.James H. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va T) 11 Note 

Gabriel O. Maupin, Albemarle Co.. Va '■> 11 Note 

B. T. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

John D. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

G. N. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

Thomas R. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va '> 11 Note 

B. P. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va .". 11 Note 

Horace Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

'I'. J. Maupin. Albemarle Co., Va B 4 4 

N. J. Maupin, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

Caldwell C. Maupin, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 I'J, 14 

Archibald Maupin. Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 12 14 

l.t. Seth W. Maupin. Madi-son Co., Ky. Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 12 14 

George W. Maupin, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 12 14 

Corp. Joel W. Maupin, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav.... .5 12 14 

Wm. King Maupin, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 12 16 

Sidney Maupin, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 12 16 

Ed William Rolierts, Madison Co., Ky.. Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 12 21 

George Daniel Shackelford, Price's Army, wounded in battle.... 1 11 1 

T. Snow, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

P. Snow, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

Capt. William Tipton, Kentucky Cavalry 6 30 64 

Harris Thoi'pe, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. John H. Morgan's Cav... 3 13 1 

Thomas Thorpe, Kentucky 1 13 1 

Lt. Jas. Tevis, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Jolm H. Morgan's Cav... 3 48 7 

W. H. Terrill, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

Capt. Robt. Bruce Terrill, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav. 5 12 17 

John C. Terrill, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 5 12 17 

John \^'. Via, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

C. E. Via, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

M. P. Via, Albemarle Co., Va .5 11 Note 

Durrett White, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav .5 43 1 

Thomas K. Wallace, Mo.. Price's Army, wounded in liattle 4 16 

John Woods, Albemarle Co., Va .j 11 Note 

'I'homas Woods. Albemarle Co 5 11 Note 

Skidmore W^oods, Albemarle Co.. Va 5 11 Note 

Clifton Woods, Albemarle Co., Va 5 11 Note 

Alexander Woods. Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 S 1 

Daniel White, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 S 1 

I.t. Joseph F. Oldham, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav.... 6 11 1 

Thomas M. Oldham. Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 32 

J. Presley Oldham. Madison Co., Ky 6 31 

Ricliard Oldham, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 11 

James W. Oldham. Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 17 1 

Othniel Rrice Oldham, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 17 

Hezekiah Oldham, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 17 


IS Hisionj and GeneaioQics 

Lt. Charles K. Oldham, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav... 6 28 

Abner Oldham, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Cav 6 29 

Lt. Robert J. Park, Madison Co., Ky., Gen. Morgan's Civ 6 11 1 

W. N. Parrott, Pickett's Div., wounded at Hatcher's Fain and 

at Gettysburg 8 7 7 

C. B. Parrott, Pickett's Div., killed at Hatcher's Run 1S65 S 7 7 

Rev. Ben Taylor Kavanaugh, Chaplain, Surgeon and Physician.. 7 17 2 

Rev. Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh, Jr., Chaplain 7 17 2 

Lt. Robert Hord Kavanaugh 7 17 2 

Samuel R. Lapsley, color bearer at battle of Shiloh 2 47 9 

Lt. Col. Ccareleus (Crill) Miller, Indian Territory 1 14 5 

Frank Leonard, died in the sei-vice 1 14 5 

Rush Williamson, Tenn.. served through the war 1 14 4 

Thos. K. Miller, Tenn., served in Va. and under Gen. Forest.... 1 14 4 

Garland Burleigh Miller, Tenn., under Gen. Forest 1 14 4 

Thomas Ross, Tennessee 1 14 4 

Garland B. Lipscomb, Tennessee 1 14 10 

Gen. Elijah Gates, Missouri, leg shot off in battle 5 2 B 

Capt. William Maupin, Missouri, fell in battle 5 2 B 

Moses Oldham, Co. K, 15 Texas Infantry 6 39 3 

Samuel Zerah Oldham, Missouri, Shelby's forces 6 40 4 

Capt. Hilary V. Harris, killed at Sailor's Creek in 1865 3 49 

W. Overton Harris, corps of cadets Va. Military Institute 3 49 

Larkin Jabes Cox, wounded in battle and died Nov. 1, 1862 5 2 B 

Coleman D. Pattie, Gen. John H. Morgan 6 5 2 



PART 1. 



Article 1 — Kentucky and Madison County Items. 

One of the three counties into which Fincastle County, Virginia, 
was divided, December 31, 1776, was Kentucky County, and Col. 
Richard Calloway and Col. John Todd were elected the first repre- 
sentatives of Kentucky County in the Virginia General Assembly. 
Afterwards Col. John Miller, Gen. Green Clay, Squire Boom, and 
Col. William Irvine, living in what was afterwards and is now Mad- 
ison County, were members of the Virginia General Assembly from 
Kentucky County. 

In May, 1780, the said county was divided and established into 
the three counties of Jefferson, Fayette and Lincoln. 

In October, 1784, the part of Jefferson south of Salt River was 
established and named as the County of Nelson. 

May 1. 178.5, Bourbon County was formed out of the northern 
part of Fayette County. 

August 1, 1785, out of Lincoln the counties of Madison and 
Mercer were carved (the county of Madison then embracing a much 
larger territory than it does at this day), extending and taking in 
the Goose Creek waters. Clay and many other eastern and southern 

May 1, 1788, Mason was carved out of Bourbon, and Woodford 
out of Favette, making at this date nine counties into which the 
original Kentucky County had been carved, which comprised the 
Commonwealth of Kentucky, when admitted into the Union as a 
State, June 1, 1792, with General Isaac Shelby, of Danville, her 
first Governor; James Brown, Secretary of State: John Logan, 
Treasurer, and George Nicholas. Attorney General: her constitution 
at that time made no provision for a Lieutenant Governor. 

20 Histori/ and Genealogies 

The first village of Kentucky, and the only one within its bor- 
ders prior to the settlement at Harrodsburg in 177 4-5, was in 
what is now Greenup County, opposite the mouth of the Scioto 
River, built by the Shawanee Indians and some French traders years 
before the French War in 17 53, where in 1805 stood the little vil- 
lage of Alexandria, about a mile below where Portsmouth, Ohio, is. 
In 1773, this Indian village consisted of about twenty log cabins 
with roofs, doors, windows and chimneys made of clap-boards, and 
some cleared ground around them. 

Kentucky was the hunting ground of the northern and southern 
tribes of Indians on which different tribes often met and tried their 
rights in deadly combat. The six nations north of the Ohio River: 
the Mohawks, Tuscaroras, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and 
Senecas, with the dependant or sub-tribes: the Shawanees, the Del- 
ewares, the Mingos, the Wyandotts, and others, and the tribes south 
of Kentucky: the Cherokees, the Chickasaws, and others, claimed 
Kentucky as their Hunting Ground, and not only fought one an- 
other, but harassed the white settlers for years, till about the year 
179 3. After this year there were only occasionally a te^v lurking, 
skulking marauders spying through the interior settlements. 

At different periods from 1747 to 1772, Kentucky was visited 
by various parties of white men, adventurers and hunters, but the 
first that gave any promise of actual, permanent settlement and im- 
provement was in 177 3, when a large number of surveys were made. 

Kentucky being the Hunting and Battle Ground of the various 
tribes of Indians was called the Dark and Bloody Ground. 

The first fort in Kentucky was erected March 2 6, 1775, in what 
was afterwards and is now Madison County, about five miles south 
of the present city of Richmond, and a little over a mile in a south- 
west direction from Estill's old station, on a small branch of Tay- 
lor's Fork, and about a quarter of a mile west of Hart's Fork of 
Silver Creek, upon a little elevated ground, about one hundred yards 
from Bossie's Trace, and called Twetty's or the Little Fort. It was 
built of logs in a square, six or seven feet high, the day after the 
attack made by the Indians before the break of day upon the com- 
panies of Colonel Daniel Boone and Captain William Twetty, as a 
protection against further surprises and sudden attacks of the In- 
dians. The wounded. Captain Twetty, who had been shot in both 
knees, and young Felix Walker, were removed into the fort and 
there nursed, and the third day after receiving the wound in said 
battle, and the second day after the fort was built. Captain Twetty 
died, and his body was buried inside the fort. A portion of the 
company remained at the fort to nurse Walker until April 6, 1775, 
when he was well enough to be moved, and was taken to Boones- 
borough, which latter fort, although commenced was not completed 
until June 14, 1775. 

For several years Twetty's, or the Little Fort, was one of the 
best known and most noted places in what is now Madison County. 

Boones Fort, or Boonesborough, was the second fort built and 
the first station fortified, and where Colonel Daniel Boone and his 
company arrived April 1, 1775, which fort was completed .lune 
14, 1775. 

William Bush, Jesse Oldham, Rev. Joseph Proctor, Peter Hackett 
and ten other men in their depositions describe the Indian attack 
and the Little Fort above mentioned. 

Harrodsburg is reputed to be the oldest town in the State built 
by white settlers. 

In order of formation, Madison County was the seventh, and 

nisi (in/ mill <lriiciil(H/ics 21 

was carved out of Lincoln, and was established by act of the General 
Assembly of Virginia in 17S5: the first court was organized and 
held by Justices of the Peace, holding commissions from Patrick 
H(>nry, Govci'nor of Virginia, August 22, 1786, at the house of 
George Adams, and the first court house was erected at the place 
where Captain David Gass' path leaves the Great Road, near Tay- 
lor's Fork of Silver Creek; and it is claimed by some that the work 
was done under contract by Villiam Golden, son-in-law of Daniel 
Maupin, Sr., (who died in Madison County in 180:5). Mr. Golden 
lived to be 110 years old ana died just about the beginning of or 
a short time before the Civil War. 

This court house, or county seat, was called Milford, or Old 
Town. In 1798 the county seat was removed to Ridiniond, where 
the first settlement and improvement of the place had been made 
by Colonel .Tohn Miller, who granted 50 acres for the town, which 
was surveyed and laid off into lots and streets by the surveyor, .John 
Crooke. (See Part I, Chapter 1.) 

At the residence of Colonel Charles Robertson, at the Sycamore 
Shoals, on the Watanga, a tributary to the Holston River, on March 
17, 1775, a treaty known as the Treaty of Fort Stanwix with the 
chief warrior Oconostoto and other prominent chiefs, towit: Atacul- 
lacullah (or Little Carpenter) and Savanooko (or Coronoh) of the 
Overhill Cherokee Indians, was consummated by nine gentlemen 
from Granville and adjoining counties of North Carolina, towit: 
Colonel Richard Henderson, .John Litterell, Nathaniel Hart, Thomas 
Hart, David Hart, William Johnston, John Williams, James Hogg, 
and Leonard Hendley Bullock, to whom, for 10,000 pounds lawful 
money of Great Britain, were deeded a large portion of the beauti- 
ful, fertile lands of Kentucky, between the Cumberland and the 
Kentucky (Chenoco or Louisa) Rivers, not less than seventeen mil- 
lion acres, which company was called the Henedrson Company, 
afterwards the Transylvania Company, or Colony, making them pro- 
prietors of a magnificent territory, and they organized a form of 
government for their colony called the Transylvania, and the House 
of Delegates, or representatives of this colony, assembled May 23, 
1775, under a large spreading elm tree, at Boonesborough, on the 
Kentucky River, and held, on what is Madison County soil, the first 
legislative meeting west of the Allegheny Mountains. 

After heated contest in the court and before the Virginia Gen- 
eral Assembly, the treaty and government organization of this col- 
ony was nullified but a considerable tract of land was granted the 
company by the Virginia General Assembly. 

Boonesborough was established as a town by act of said As- 
sembly of Virginia in October 1779; twenty acres had already been 
laid off into lots and streets and fifty acres more directed to be 
so laid off, and five hundred and seventy acres, the balance of a 
section, were to be laid off for a common called Lick Common. 

The first trustees appointed, Richard Calloway, Charles Minn 
Thruston, Levin Powell, Edmund Taylor, James Estill, Edward 
Bradley, John Kennedy, David Gass, Pemberton Rollins, and Daniel 
Boone, gentlemen, refused to act, and by act of 1787, Thomas Ken- 
nedy, Aaron Lewis, Robert Rodes, Green Clay, Archibald Woods, 
Benjamin Bedford, John Sappington, William Irvine, David Crews 
and Higgason Grubbs, gentlemen, were made trustees of the town. 

The historic elm under which the first legislative council was 
held, and under which the first sermon preached in Kentucky was 
delivered, stood on the Lick Commons, and was. in about 1S2N, cut 


History and Genealogies 

down foi- its wood by the servants of Samuel Holley — a very un- 
thoughtful piece of work. 

From its incipiency Boonesborough was the main object of In- 
dian hostilities. Three days after it was begun — on the 6th of 
April, 177 5 — the Indians killed a white man of the fort. Decem- 
ber 24, 1775, they killed another and wounded one. April 15, 
1777, a simultaneous attack was made on Boonesborough, Harrods- 
burg and Logan's Fort by a large number of Indian warriors, in 
which Boonesborough suffered the loss of some men, some corn and 
some cattle, but the Indians were forced to retire. July 4 of the 
same year the fort was again attacked with fury, but without suc- 
cess, by about two hundred warriors; this seige lasted two days 
and nights. August 8, 177 8, a third siege was made by five hun- 
dred armed and painted Indian warriors, led by Canadian officers, 
with the display of British colors, and a surrender of the fort de- 
manded. At about the same time twenty-five Wyandotts made an 
attack on Estill's Station, and were chased by Col. Estill and his 
men, and led to the bloody battle of Little Mountain, near where 
Mount Sterling is, where Col. Estill and several of his men were 
killed and a number wounded. 

In August, 179 2, seven Indians made an attack on the dwelling 
house of Mr. Stephenson, in Madison County but were finally re- 
pulsed. Mr. Stephenson was badly wounded. 

The last Indian incursion into the county of Madison was in 
179 3. After this date there were only a few prowling Indian thieves 
and vagabonds. 

The Long Hunter's Road led from Pepper's Ferry, on New River, 
in Virginia, to Rockcastle River in Kentucky, distance 316 miles. 
The Wilderness Road, from Philadelphia through the Valley of 
Virginia and Cumberland Gap, to the Falls of the Ohio (Louisville, 
Ky. ) , distance 826 miles, or 208 miles from Cumberland Gap onto 
the waters of Dick's River to the Falls, the great traveled road 
from Virginia to Kentucky, through Cumberland Gap, Hazel Patch, 
Crab Orchard, and Logan's Fort, to Danville, Harrodsburg and other 
interior settlements in Kentucky. 

Boone's Trace was cut from the Long Island on the Holston 
River, not far from the place of Treaty of Fort Stanwix, at the 
Sycamore Shoals on the Watanga, a branch of the Holston, to 
Boonesborough, on the Kentucky (Louisa) River, by Colonel Daniel 
Boone under a bargain with the proprietors of the Transylvania or 
Henderson Company, to go before and open the road (23 3 miles). 

At Big Moccasin Gap the three roads, the Long Hunter's Path, 
the Wilderness Road, and Boone's Trace, came together and con- 
tinued the same to the Hazel Patch; here Boone's Trace branched 
off northward, through Boone's Gap in the Big Hill, to Boones- 

The Warrior's Path, traveled by the Indians through the Hunt- 
ing Ground, traversed Kentucky from the villages of the southern 
tribes, across the Cumberland Mountains at its southern boundary 
near the mouth of Buffalo Creek, branching to the northern villages. 
Old Shawnee Town near the mouth of the Scioto River, the Mingo 
nation crossing the Ohio at the mouth of Cabin Creek, a fork taking 
down the Licking to its mouth, crossing there the Ohio to the Great 
and Little Miami towns, and other points in the northwest. 

In the interesting and perilous pioneer days many of the immi- 
grants from Virginia and North and South Carolina traveled these 
roads — the Wilderness, the Long Hunter's Path, and Boone's Trace. 
Others from Pennsylvania and northeasterly parts came down the 

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Monongahela and Ohio Rivers to Lees Town, the Falls of the Ohio 
and other roints; thence different routes to the interior. 

Pioneer Forts and Stations of Madison County and Adjaeent Thereto. 

Adams Station — Garrard County. 

Bell's Station — One-half mile from Paint Tjick Creek, enclosed 
one of the most remarkable springs in the world, about 12 feet 
square at the top and 100 feet deep, boiling up, pure, cold and fresh, 
and flowing off in a large and constant stream. 

Boonesborough (Daniel Boone) — Established in 1775. 

Boone's Station (Daniel) — In Fayette County, four or five miles 
Northwest of Boonet borough; established in 17S:]-4. 

Boone's Station (Squire). 

Boone's Station (George) — Two and a half miles northwest of 
where Richmond is. 

Bush's Station (William) — In Clark County, near Boonesbor- 

Crab Orchard Station — On the old pioneer road to Cumberland 
Gap, in Lincoln County. 

Craig's Station — On Gilbert's Creek in Loncoln County. 

Crew's Station (David) — One mile from Foxtown and one and 
a half miles from George Boone's Station in Madison County; es- 
tablished in 1781. 

Estill's Station — On Little Muddy Creek in Madison County; 
established in 1782. 

Estill's (new) Station — Five miles southeast of Richmond. 

Grubbs' Station — Settled by Higgason Grubbs on Muddy Creek, 
in Madison County, prior to October, 1792. 

Grubbs' Station (Higgason) — On Tates Creek, two miles west 
of Hoy's Station; established in 1781. 

Hoy's Station — Six miles northwest of Richmond; established 
in 1781. 

Hart's Station — One mile above Boonesborough, in the Kentucky 
River bottom, in Madison County; established in 1779. 

Holder's Station (.John) — Two miles below Boonesborough. 

Irvine's Station — On headwaters of Tates Creek, two miles west 
of Richmond; established in 1781. 

Kennedy's Statioi' — In Garrard County. 

Locust Thicket . crt — In Madison County; established prior 
to 1780. 

Marble Creek Station — Seven miles below Boonesborough. 

McGee's Station — On Cooper's Run, in Fayette County, three 
miles from Boonesborough. Aquilla White in his deposition states 
that he went to McGee's Station in the latter part of 1779 and 
moved away in the spring of 1780 to Grubbs' Station. 

Paint Lick Station — Near the line between Madison and Gar- 
rard Counties. 

Strode's Station — In Clark County, two miles from Winchester. 

Scrivner's Station — In Madison County. 

Shallow Ford Station — In Madison County, three miles from 

Stephenson's Station — On Paint Lick Creek. 

Twetty's, or the Little Fort — About five miles south of Rich- 
mond, on a small branch of Taylor's Fork; the first one built in 
Kentucky; erected in 177.5. 

Tanner's Station (.lohn) — Six miles northwest of Richmond; es- 
tablished in 1781. 

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Warner's Station — On Otter Creek, in Madison County, one mile 
from Estill's. 

Warren's Station (Thomas) — In Madison County. 

Woods' Station (Archibald) — On Dreaming Creek, two miles 
northeast of Richmond. 

The Dunmore war resulted in a treaty of peace with the six 
nations of Indians north of the Ohio, in which the Indians surren- 
dered all claim to Kentucky. But on account of renegade Indians 
and traitorous whites, who unscrupulously violated the terms of 
peace, it was difficult to enforce the treaty with all the faithful 
efforts of the leading spirits on both sides of the question. 

Colonel Daniel Boone was Deputy Surveyor of Madison County, 
Kentucky. In 17 88 Aaron Lewis and William Calk were appointed 
by the court to examine Daniel Boone touching his capacity to 
execute the office of Deputy surveyor of Madison County, Kentucky. 

Article 2 — Schedule and Excerpts of Depositions Taken to Perpet- 
nate Testimony as to Land Boundaries and Claims in 3Iadison 
County, Kentucky, in Her Infant Days, etc. 

(A, page 82) Deposition taken .luly 24, 1790, before George 
Adams and .Joseph Kennedy, Commissioners of the Court. 

Nathan Hawkins, deponent, 7 4 years old, sworn: "I was present 
31 or 32 years ago, in the County of Spotsylvania, when John Haw- 
kins married Elizabeth Ellis, daughter of William Ellis, of Spotsyl- 
vania." He tells of the promise of William Ellis to give John Haw- 
kins certain negroes for marrying his daughter, etc. John Hawkins 
died and his widow married Robert Collins. 

(A, page 150) Deposition taken on Silver Creek, March 3, 17 87, 
before John Boyle, Commissioner of the Court. 

Deponent, Ambrose Ross, sworn, testifies relative to land entered 
by John Kennedy on which old man Ross lived, and Kennedy was 
to give Ross part of it. 

(C, page 669) Deposition taken on Muddy Creek, July 8, 189 5, 
before Samuel Estill and James Hogan, CoiTmissioners, and John 
Snoddy, Justice of the Peace. 

Daniel Boone, deponent: "Agreeable to an f. der from the Wor- 
shipful Court of Madison to us, Samuel Estill and James Hogan, 
cased call Daniel Boone to appear before us on a certain tract of 
land, lying on Muddy Creek, and took the oath on a "sertain" track 
of land and saith that he made the Improvement in the year 1775 
for James Wharton, and the Improvement tree, showed to us, and 
further saith he never made any other for the said Wharton, the 
bushes stand spliced this day before us. Given under my hand this 
8th day of July, 1795. DANIEL BOONE. 

Samuel Estill, James Hogan, Commissioners. 
Madison, towit: 

This day Daniel Boone appeared personally before John Snoddy, 
a Justice for the said county, on the above named Improvement made 
for James Wharton, and took the oath required by law, then testi- 
fied the above is just and true, as it stands stated above my name, 
in the presence of Samuel Estill and James Hogan, Commissioners. 
Sertified by JOHN SNODDY. 

July the 3d day, 1795. 

(D, page 76) Deposition taken on the west side of Silver Creek 

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at the ford called St. Asaphs, April 29, 179fi. before Robert Cald- 
well and John Kennedy, Coniniissioners of the Court. 

Squire Boone, deponent, respecting the claim of the heirs of 
Andrew Hannah for 1,0()U acres of land — the meeting place was 
Boone's Mill seat. He describes Gerusha"s Grove, where Squire 
Boone built a cabin and besan to work at a mill, bu fotind it not 
convenient to go on with it, and went into the settl-. ment to move 
his family out. This was in 1775. He gave George Smith Gerusha's 
Grove on Silver Creek. Boone made it his camping place with many 
others from Boonesborough to St. Asaph's Spring. St. Asai)h's Ford 
is here at the upper end of a little island, at the place known as 
Boone's Mill Seat. The cabin is on the hill side close l^elow the 
ford on the west side of the creek. He sold the cabin to .Iosei)h 
Benny. Squire Boone, Col. Calloway, Maj. Hoy and others came to 
the place some time in August, 1775. He moved his family out in 
1775. He made Gerusha's Grove in .July. 1775. Within the dis- 
tance of a mile about northeast course a black oak tree marked 
"S. & B." In answer to a question he said, "Before any person gave 
me any information I asked if it was not that course and distance, 
and they told me nearly. I believe it was .James Harris on the 
road between Silver Creek and David Gasses." 

(D, page 547) Depositions taken on Station Camp, in 179S, 
before James Berry, Robert Rodes, Philip Turner and .Joseph Todd, 
Commissioners of the Court. 

Samuel Estill, deponent, in matter of land on Station Camp run- 
ning across Boone's Trace. 

(D, page 548) Deponent, Joseph Long, in same case. 

( D, page 549) Depositions taken on settlement of William Han- 
cock, plantation of James Turner, on the dividing ridge between 
Tates Creek and Otter Creek, March 15, 1798, before James Berry, 
Robert Rodes, Philip Turner and Joseph Todd, Commissioners of 
the Court. 

Stephen Hancock, deponent. Some time in 1776 he and William 
Hancock and Richard Taylor passed through the place and each 
marked their initials on different trees. Deponent blazed and 
marked his with powder: the others cut theirs in the bark. 

James Turner, deponent. In 1782 he cleared the land de- 
scribed by Stephen Hancock. 

John Weagle, deponent. In 1782 he settled with .lames Turner 
on this place. 

William Chenault, deponent. In 1787 he passed by with Hig- 
gason Grubbs two different times. 

(D, page 551) Deposition of Ambrose Coffee, taken at a spring 
near Joel Estills fence, where stands a sugar tree marked "W. E. 
Sept. 22, 1798," before Asa Searcy, Thomas Collins and Robert Cov- 
ington, Commissioners of the Court, January 2, 1799. 

About 17 or 18 years ago he camped near this spring, the tree 
stood near the trace from Boonesborough to Station Camp. 

(D, page 692) Deposition of Joseph Proctor, 45 years old. taken 
October 7, 1799, at David Trotter's, on Muddy Creek, and ad.iacent 
to what is called Debon's Run near by, before Thomas Collins, 
Daniel Miller and Samuel Gilbert, Commissioners of the Court. 

There were people came out and built cabins three-fourths or 
one-half of a mile above here called Banta. 1 was there when the 
cabins v.-ere building 16 or 18 years ago. Always heard the branch 
called Bone's Run. Banta's cabins stand on this side of .Muddy 
Creek, towards Boonesborough on the lower side, and the same side 
this branch runs in Muddy Creek. 

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(D, page 692) Frederick Referdam, age 50 years, same date, 
^ame case and same commissioners. 

I was passing frequently ttirough tlie woods in 17 81. I saw a 
tree marked with the first letters of Joseph Deban's name standing 
about a mile up the branch from the mouth, on the north side. In 
the year 1779 he heard of the tree marked near 800 miles from this 
place on Muddy Creek waters. Since he came to Kentucky he al- 
ways heard the branch called Deban's Run. 

(D, page 694) Peter Hackett, same date, same case, same place 
and same Commissioners. 

(D, page 69 4) Thomas Warren, same, about 55 years old. 

About 18 or 19 years ago the Dutch Company came up, called 
Banta's Company, to build cabins above here, about one-half mile. 
Some years after he heard this branch called Deban's Run, which 
he expected took its name from some of that company. It was a 
general thing at Estill's Station to call the Bald Hills about here 
the Bald Hills, but some called them Bald Knobs. On the east side 
of the creek they begin about one-half mile from here and run very 
thick on the east side about 4 or 5 miles, and on the west side they 
begin about 4 or 5 miles from here, and that it is 4 or 5 miles to 
the Knobs as called at Estill's Station, but might decently be called 
mountains. Knew nothing of Banta's beginning. 

(D, page 69 5) David Lynch, 3 8 years old, same date, case, 
place and soforth. 

This branch is the only one he ever heard called Deban's Run. 
He has been in Kentucky as his home ever since 1777, on Christ- 
mas Eve, and from summer of 1780 until this time has been well 
acquainted with these woods as any place in the State; never heard 
it (the branch) called by any other name than Deban's Run. Saw 
a tree marked up the branch on the north side; he thinks a white 
oak. It is S or 10 miles to the Knobs, a south course. The Bald 
Hills near here some call Bald Hills, some Bald Knobs, begin on 
the east side of the creek within one-half mile of here or a mile, 
and extend up the east side 5, 6 or 7 miles with here and there a 
skirt of woods; between them and the nearest part of the mountains 
is 6 or 7 miles off from this place. 

(Commissioner Daniel Miller's home was near this place, and 
near the mouth of a branch of what is called Hickory Lick, and 
near here in about 17 82, as related by Ambrose Coffee, in his depo- 
sition below copied, Peter Duree, John Bullock and John Bullock's 
wife, who was a daughter of old man Duree, were killed by Indians. 
He didn't remember when old Mr. Duree died, but Henry Duree and 
Daniel Duree were killed at the White Ooak spring on an early date, 
and Copart was killed at Boonesborough on an early date.) 

(E, page 1:^5) Deposition of Joshua Barton, taken March in, 
1801, on land on Silver Creek adjoining David Barton, heir-at-law 
of Joshua Barton, dec'd before Joseph Kennedy, John Barnett and 
Samuel Campbell, Commissioners of the Court, on Pre-emption War- 
rant No. 811. 1,400 acres John C. Owens on Silver Creek to ad- 
join David Barton and to include 1,000 acres laid off for David Bar- 
ton's father under Henderson in 177 6. Was chain carrier at the 
survey made by John Kennedy for his father under Henderson, etc. 

(E, page 158) David Maxwell. Knew the place by the ground, 
the little draining and from killing the buffalo. 

(E, page 159) John Cochran. Settled in the neighborhood 
about 14 years ago; branch empties into Silver Creek above the 
Locust Bent. 

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(E, page 159) John Maxwell. Was here in Ai)iil, I "so, with 
two sons, Bazil and David. They shot some hul'talo at this place 
and Bazil made a location. Knew of no other claim near, except 
the Locust Bent and the Elk Garden. Been here many a time since. 
I showed it to Bazil Maxwell. 

Witnesses to their signatures: Dudley Faris, Samuel Wallace. 

(E, page 2;n ) Deposition of Jesse Gopher (Goffee) taken March 
4, ISUl, on Drowning Greek, on William Shelton's Glaim, 1,000 and 
odd acres at beech tree. H. G., I. G., 1780, before John Harris, 
Daniel Miller and Thomas Gollins, Gommissioners of the Gourt. 

In the fall of 17 80 deponent and Higgason Grubbs came from the 
station where James Hendricks lives a buffalo htinting, and fell in 
upon Drowning Greek, killed a buffalo, then turned off the creek. 
Game up a clift nearly where Rich. Estill now lives, through the 
woods and camped at a beech tree, he believes to be the beech tree 
we are now at, and then tells why he believes it. 

(E, page 230) Higgason Grubbs, same case. In 17 80 he and 
Jesse Goffee camped at the root of the beech tree where we are now 
tonight, when they went out buffalo hunting, and made the letters 
H. G. I. G. and the figures 178 at that time, also Oc for October, 
on this beech tree. After the location was made for William Shel- 
ton that he came to hunt for this tree, and Thomas Shelton and 
Peter Woods came with me, and found this tree very readily. 

The witnesses were questioned by Archibald Woods. 

(E, page 22 8) Littleberry Proctor, age 3 6 years, same occasion. 
Tells of Ambrose Goffee's, Old John Johnson's, James Reid's entry 
of 500 acres made by James Estill. Acquainted with the place 15 
or 16 years. 

(E, page 231) Joel Estes, same occasion. He claimed half of 
James Reid's entry. 

Notice for these depositions published in John Bradford's Ken- 
tucky Gazette. 

(E, page 23 2) Deposition of Humphrey Baker, 2 5 years old, 
taken February 7 and 8, 1801, on 4,000 acres in the name of Will- 
iam Mayo, on Station Gamp, met at house of Joe Wells; adjourned 
to the 8th to house of Azariah Martin, farmer. Questioned by Green 
Glay. (Notice published in John Bradford's Gazette.) John Sap- 
pington, John Harris and Stephen Trigg, Gommissioners of the Gourt. 

Shortly after McMullins and Garpenter were killed on Drowning 
Greek, myself, Gol. Estill, Elick Reid, Benjamin Estill, Benjamin 
Gooper, Braxton Gooper, Sharswell Gooper, Patrick Woods, Charles 
Shurley, Higgason Harris, Daniel Hancock, Jesse Noland and others 
were going to Station Gamp, and as we came along Samuel Estill 
showed us an oak tree and spoke to Ben Estill and told him to 
take notice in case he should die that that tree was the beginning 
of James Estill's 1,000 acre entry, etc. On this trip was some dis- 
tance up the creek of Station Camp. Alexander Reid killed a deer 
some distance before we crossed Station Gamp Greek. 

(E, page 234) Deposition of Colonel John Grooke, on same 
occasion, before John Sappington, John Harris and Stephen Trigg, 
Gommissioners of the Court, at Azariah Martin's house, February 
8, 1801. 

The Old Trace from Estill's Station to Miller's Bottom went by 
the Mulberry Lick, Hoy's Lick, on a branch of Station Camp Creek, 
just below Harris Massie's crossing, main Station Gamp, about a 
mile from the mouth. I know of six Licks on Station Cam]i or the 
main South Fork thereof. One about 1 ^4 miles below near Hen- 
ton's, the second at this place, the third at the Long Ford on ilie 

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North Fork of Station Camp, the fourth the old lick on the east 
side of Station Camp, the fifth and sixth on the west side 
of the main South Fork of Station Camp, the uppermost one not 
more than four miles from this place. 

(E, page 236) Azariah Martin, at the same time and place, 
before the same Commissioners; John White also present. 

Deponent Martin. Locating Licks. One about 1 % miles below 
here on the east side of Station Camp on the side a noil, the sec- 
ond at Hinton's about the same distance on the west side of the 
creek, the third this place, the fourth about a quarter west of this 
on a branch, the fifth on the bank of the creek about 1,4 mile above 
here on the west side, the sixth about 1 V^ miles from here on the 
bank of the creek on the east, the seventh on the bank of the creek 
on the west side about 2 1^^ miles, the eighth on the bank of the 
creek on the east about 4 i/^ miles from this place, also the ninth on 
the War Fork, called the Salt Lick, besides a number of smaller 
deer licks too tedious for me to recollect and point out at present. 
In April, 1784, I came from Estill's Station in company with 
2 Samuel Estill, 3 Harris Massie, 4 John Woods, 5 William Kava- 
naugh, 6 Nicholas Proctor, 7 John Mitchell, 8 William McCrary, and 
several others (the others were probably those named in Humphrey 
Baker's deposition, towit: 9 Humphrey Baker, 10 Cal. Estili, 
11 Alex. Reid, 12 Benjamin Estill, 13 Benjamin Cooper, 14 Braxton 
Cooper, 15 Sharswell Cooper, 16 Patrick Woods, 17 Charles Shurley, 
18 Higgason Harris, 19 Daniel Hancock, 20 Jesse Noland, which 
composes a company of twenty men) in pursuit of a * * Indian 
camp near the mouth of Station Camp Creek, and I was showed by 
some of the company at or near the Blue Banks, about two miles 
from this place, there was the War Road to our right hand. And 
some short time after I came the same way with William Cradle- 
bough and passed by this lick along this trace, and he, also, in- 
formed me this was the War Path, and he showed me pictures 
made with both red paint and black, that he said was done by the 
Indians, and in particular showed me marks and pictures at this 
place, which are now some to be seen, and other trees that had 
them on it were cut down by my family. 

The beginning tree, two or three feet from the ground, is about 
fourteen feet around. In my answer to Estill I knew nothing but 
by information. Now I say the same. 

We on that scout did not follow this trace any, but on my trav- 
eling here the second time I traveled it perhaps between three and 
five miles up there, and up the West Fork to the Red Lick, thence 
to Estill's Station. But as to the size of the War Road, I can only 
answer it was a small path, and from where it came I know not. 

Do you know that this lick is on the War Road? 

I know this lick is on the same trace that was showed to me for 
the War Road. 

William Cradlebough was alive, for all I know or ever heard, 
and was living on the head waters of Otter Creek two months ago 
in Madison County. 

(E, page 240) Peter Hackett, on the same occasion, Feb. 5 and 
6, 1801, at the house of Joseph Wells, on Station Creek, before 
Stephen Trigg and Joseph Boggs, Commissioners of the Court. 

In the fall of 17 8 was the first of my being acquainted with 
Station Camp Creek. The fall after James Estill was killed I was 
over on the east side of the creek passing to Miller's Bottom. We 
saw sign, thought to be Indian sign, on the east side of the creek, 
going down towards the Kentucky River, along a small path. Since 

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that 1 was going up the river witli Slielby on a campaign after 
Indians on the east side of Station Camp, nearly opjiosite the lower 
crossing on Station Camp, when I saw at a lick at a small distance, 
pcrliaps not more than V4,' mile from said crossing, a number of 
Indian pictures, which were generally marked with black. I thought 
that the War Path went up on the east side of said creek, from 
said Indian Picture Lick, along up the Fork which is now called 
the South Fork, but which is called the Main Station Camp Creek, 
and there was a path cross the North Fork, at an old lick above 
the forks of Station Camp, which I thought was the same path called 
the War Path, which path I think crossed the creek twice. 

The Trace from Estill's Station to Miller's Bottom came out by 
the Mulberry Lick, from there to Hoy's Lick on the waters of Sta- 
tion Camp, about ^2 mile below, where Harris Massie now lives, 
thence down Hoy's Lick Branch a small distance, thence leaving 
Hoy's Lick Branch on the right hand, and what is now called 
Crooked Creek on the right hand, thence down into Station Camp 
Bottom, thence the bottom to a ford, opposite to the Picture Lick, 
thence up the Kentucky River to Miller's Bottom. I was passing 
by from one lick to another about sixteen or eighteen years ago, 
and Samuel Estill showed me an old lick on the bank of a small 
branch, where Azariah Martin now lives, running into Station Camp 
on the west side, where Samuel Estill told me James Estill and him- 
self had an entry of land of 1,U0 acres beginning on a large oak 
standing on the bank of the lick, from this lick at which the tree 
stands that was the beginning to the crossing at wiiat I thought was 
the War Road above the forks of Station Camp Creek. At the time 
I went on this campaign with Shelby I saw the pictures and they 
appeared to be fresh done. I did not examine whether they all were 
newly done, but my idea is now that the blazes on which the marks 
were had not been done a great while. But powder marks may 
appear to be newly done when they have been done a great while. 

There was a trace that came down from Hoy's Lick to what is 
called Hinton's Lick on the waters of Station Camp, thence across 
some small ridges bearing up Station Camp by where Joseph Wells 
now lives, thence across Station Camp nearly opposite to where 
Joseph Wells now lives, thence to Miller's Bottom. It is about lYz 
miles between the two crossings of Station Camp from Hoy's Lick 
to Miller's Bottom. There was a trace led past both the beginning 
lick showed me and the lick where Hinton lives. It was a com- 
mon thing from my early settling in this country, and from my 
general knowledge of the woods, for buffalo traces to lead from 
one lick to another, and from licks much frequented by game for 
traces to lead from them, even several miles out into the range. 
I think in the fall of 1780 I was first acquainted with the lower 
trace across Station Samp to Miller's Bottom. 

(E, page 242) Rev. Joseph Proctor, at the same i)lace, Feb. 
6, 1801, before the same Commissioners. 

I have been in Kentucky ever since the big battle at Boones- 
borough, and obtained a pre-emption of 400 acres from the Com- 

The Indians that traveled the South Fork of Station Camp gen- 
erally crossed the river above the mouth of Station Camp and came 
through the small Picture Lick, and so up the creek, passing op- 
posite to where Azariah Martin now lives on the east side of the 
creek, through a large cany bottom to the South Fork of said creek, 
and I think the trace crossed about 1 % or 2 miles above the mouth 
of the Red Lick Fork, at a small lick where there was a white oak 

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stood on the east side of the creek painted with red paint; the trace 
then turned up on the west side of the creek, it then ran up the 
creek and crossed it several times to a ford now called the War 
Fork, and nearly out at the head of that fork. It was generally 
the opinion of the people in the country that that was the War 
Road, and this deponent's opinion for thinking it was the War 
Road was the frequency of their traveling of it and the camps along 
the road which he has seen. One in particular, a Bark Camp, which 
he thinks was nearly thirty yards long. He believes the trace was 
the most traveled in the years 1780 and 17 81, from Estill's Station 
to Miller's Bottom, came out by the Mulberry Lick to Hoy's Lick, 
and he believes the one most frequently traveled from Hoy's Lick 
on the waters of Station Camp was from Hoy's Lick down Crooked 
Creek bottoms to the bottoms on Station Camp, leaving Crooked 
Creek on the right hand, thence down Station Camp Creek opposite 
to the Little Picture Lick, thence to Miller's Bottom. There was 
another trace we used to travel some times from Hoy's Lick on to 
Clear Creek and down Clear Creek to the crossing some distance 
above the mouth, thence cross the point of the ridge onto Station 
Camp Bottom, up the bottom to the above mentioned ford on the 
first trace. There was another trace that led from Hoy's Lick down 
Hoy's Lick for about a mile, thence cross Hoy's Lick Fork to 
Crooked Creek, thence through a large level white oak flat to a 
lick, thence to the top of a high ridge, the banks of the south side 
of the ridge was naked to the blue where the buffalos use to wallow, 
thence to a small creek to a lick on the bank of the creek on the 
south side, thence to a lick where Hinton now lives, thence it turned 
up on the ridge crossing several small ridges, along by where Joseph 
Wells now lives, thence to the lick where Azariah Martin now lives, 
thence cross Station Camp, thence over the mountains, through the 
woods to Miller's Bottom, or to the river, there being no trace from 
the crossing of Station Camp to the river. 

Question by Samuel Estill: Do you recollect in the years 1780 
and 1781, when George Adams came to range from Estill's Sta- 
tion with a company of men, that the said Adams applied to James 
Estill for a couple of pilots to show him all the suspected crossing 
places by the Indians, that James Estill ordered you and myself to 
pilot said Adams to Hinds Lick, as he thought it the most certain 
place for the Indians passing, and did not James Estill order us to 
pilot him over the river to the Picture Lick, and he refused to go, 
it being out of the county? 

Ans. I remember of being out with Major Adams on the scout, 
and I think, as well as I remember, we came out to Hinds Lick 
and went down to the river, or nearly there. Major Adams would 
go no further; then we turned and came back till we struck the 
trace again, and some where about where Hinton now lives we 
came on the sign of the Indians, then followed them along by where 
Joseph Wells now lives, and so on by where Azariah Martin now 
lives, thence up the creek above the forks; then night came on us 
and we lost the trail of the Indians. The next morning we found 
the Indian trail where the trace crossed the Red Lick Fork. 

That a free negro by the name of Hinds, with another man by 
the name of John Dumford, came to Hinds' Lick and the said Hinds 
was there killed at the lick, from whence that lick took its name. 

Question by Samuel Estill. Was not the War Road on the west 
side of Station Camp as large as that on the east side at an early 

Ans. There was a road that came up Hinds Lick branch by 

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Hinds l.ick that came over cross Clear Creek to a small liik. ihriicc 
cross a bald point to a small lick abovt- Hoys Lick, at the head of 
a little drain that emptied into Hoy's l^ick Branch; there was a 
plain trace from the small lick to Hoy's Lick, from thence down the 
trace by a small lick about % of a mile from Hoy's Lick which T 
did not mention before, and so along by Azariah Martin's as bct'orc 
mentioned, thence along by the Red Lick, and I believe the trace 
on the west side of the creek at an early period was as large as 
the trace on the east side of the creek; I mean from Hoy's Lick 
along up by here, or Martin's. I do not remember that there was 
a trace cross the Red Lick Fork where the Indians crossed when 
I was out with Adams. There was a trace led up on both sides of 
said creek. 

Question by Green Clay. How many licks do you laiow of on 
the waters of Station Camp on the east side of the creek from the 
mouth up to the War Road Fork? 

Ans. The Indian Picture Lick, the next is where the War Road 
the South Fork crossing of the creek the first. 

Question by Clay. How many on the west side of the creek? 

Ans. I remember of thirteen at and below Azariah Martin's on 
the waters of Station Cam]). And above Azariah xMartin's to the 
ford where the War Road crosses, I know of twelve. What I mean 
by the War Road is that that runs up the South Fork of Station 
Camp as above mentioned from the Indian Picture Lick and out 
at the head of the War Fork, and so out to the Wilderness Road. 
I don't know that the Indians have any particular crossing place 
or road that they traveled — one more than another. When out with 
Adams we did not see any Indians. My reason for believing that 
they were Indians was that, that I knew of no white man being out 
in the woods at that time but ourselves, and it was generally be- 
lieved by the company at the time that it was Indians. I do not 
remember of any patli from Hoy's Lick to Station Camp bottom at 
the time that Shelby and Logan went out on the campaign up the 
Kentucky River. When we came to the bottom there was no old 
trace to the ford of the creek until Shelby and Logan went out; 
they made a smart trace all the way to the ford of the creek; the 
path went through the said Picture Lick, then turned over the ridge 
to the head of a small branch that ran into the Kentucky and down 
the branch to the river bottom and up the river bottom, thence 
along on the hill sides next to the river, until it crossed a small 
creek that is called Doe Creek, thence still up the river on this side. 

Joseph Proctor was not only a woodsman, Indian scout and spy, 
but a preacher of the Gospel. 

(E, page 248) Ben. Cooper, at Joe Wells' house on Station Camp, 
Feb. 6, IS 01, before Stephen Trigg and Joseph Boggs, Commission- 
ers. Tells about coming from Mulberry Lick to Hinton's Lick with 
Samuel Estill, and stopped at Hinton's to eat breakfast, etc. 

(E, page 24 8) Alexander Reid, at the same time and place, 
and before the same Commissioners. 

This lick at Hinton's is on a branch that runs into Crooked 
Creek; the distance from the lick to Crooked Creek is between 
three and four hundred poles; from the lick to main Station Camp 
may be more or less than % of a mile. 

(E, page 296) Squire Boone, at house of John Reid, on Harts 
Fork of Silver Creek, March, 1802, before John Harris and John 
Kincaid, Commissioners, on spring branch below Reid's house at 
two white oaks and honey locust — one of the oaks marked G. M. 

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178 6 and J. E. D. and the white oak marked X. 1. 8 6. D. B. and 
an ash marked C 1. 

Squire Boone being of lawful age in the presence of Yelverton 
Peyton and Israel Wilson, was sworn, etc. 

Question by Basil Prather, who married one of the legatees of 
George Merewether: I was present when the survey of 1,000 acres 
was made for George Merewether, etc. He proves the marks and 
letters, etc. 

(E, page 2 99) Nicholas Hawkins, on the same occasion, at the 
same place and before the same Commissioners, was sworn and ex- 
amined on Merewether's claim. 

(E, page 356) John Holliday, 1802, on the South Fork of the 
Kentucky River at the mouth of Meadow Creek, before Jacob Miller 
and James Moore, Commissioners, to perpetuate testimony on an 
entry of 1,000 acres. 

(E, page 417) Joshua Barton, on Silver Creek, adjoining Bar- 
ton entry of John Cochey of 1,000 acres, 4th Tuesday in November, 
18 02, before Jomes Anderson and John Reid, Commissioners. 
Sworn and examined. 

(E, page 417) Squire Boone, on the same occasion, before the 
same Commissioners, being first sworn, deposeth and saith: 

Ques. by Robert Caldwell. Was you a making a survey for 
Joshua Barton, deceased, under Henderson? Ans. I was, and acted 
as marker to mark a 1,000 acre survey, and this honey locust and 
ash was the beginning corner where we now are. Ques. by the same. 
When was the 1,000 acre survey made under Henderson? Ans. I 
believe it was in April in the year 1776. Ques. by Samuel Campbell. 
Who surveyed it? Ans. John Kennedy. Ques. by the same. What 
kind of a compass did he have to survey it with? Ans. A small 
compass which is called a pocket compass. Ques. by Robert Cald- 
well. Which way did you go when making the survey under Hen- 
derson from the beginning corner? Ans. The surveyor was ordered 
to run south, which I believe he did, and crossed one or two large 
branches of Silver Creek, 400 poles to the corner, a black walnut, 
and I think there was another tree marked for the corner, but do 
not remember what it was, thence west crossing Silver Creek four 
times to a walnut, hickory and mulberry, about one hundred yards 
from the creek, which is the corner we now are at, and from here 
we intended to run north, and I believe did, with a view to strike 
the southwest corner of the Stockfleld tract of 1,000 aci'es, but did 
not find it, to my knowledge, at the time, nor did make a corner 
as I recollect, but concluded wherever the lines intersected should 
be the corner, thence with my line of 1,000 acres granted me under 
Henderson to the beginning corner. Ques. by Samuel Campbell. Do 
you recollect the length of the second line? Ans. I don't, but sup- 
pose it to be 400 poles. Ques. by the same. Do you know the length 
of your line from the southeast corner to the southwest corner? 
Ans. I called it 400 poles. Ques. by Caldwell. Did you hear John 
Kennedy say he had an entry on the waters of Silver Creek before 
he surveyed a tract of 1,000 acres for Joshua Barton, deceased? 
Ans. I know he had a claim called the Locust Bent, and I believe 
had one under Henderson for the same. Ques. by ditto. Did you 
understand, when being in company with Barton and Kennedy, that 
these two claims above mentioned would interfere?. Ans. No. I 
never heard any such thing and this deponent further saith not. 


Ilislnri/ mill I Iriicii/oj/ics '.]'.\ 

Test: James Anderson, John Reid, Commissioners. 
This deposition was acknowledged before us. 

February 7, 1S03. These depositions being returned were or- 
dered to be "recorded Attest. WW A. TRYTXE, C. M. C. 

(E, page 594) Joseph Kennedy, at the dwelling house of .An- 
drew Bogie, on Silver Creek, December 25, 1803, before Humphrey 
Jones, Robert Porter and William Green, Commissioners, on 300 
acres entered in the name of John Kennedy. Surveyer in the name 
of Thomas Kennedy. 

1 have been acquainted with the place ever since the year ITSO. 
Had often heard his brother, John Kennedy, say that he had an 
entry of 300 acres, that he withdrew his entry adjoining the Elk 
Garden. Had corn in the bottom below the spring. Don't know of 
any other spring on Silver Creek that would answer the description 
of this spring; nor of no long flat neither on the north nor on the 
south sides of the Silver Creek that would answer the description of 
this bottom betwixt this place and the mouth of the long branch. 
(Describes trees marked J. K., etc., and speaks of the spring.) I 
traveled the trace which crossed Silver Creek at the lower end of 
Bogie's farm the first time in the year 17 79, and it was called at 
that time Boone's Trace, from Boones to I^ogans and from Logans 
to Boones. I knew of another trace leading from Boonesborough 
to Logans known by the name of Logan's Trace, at a place known 
by the name of the Cool Lick where McCormack's mill dam is now, 
down about 8 or 10 miles above this place. I think I heard of the 
trace from Logan's to Boone's which crossed Silver Creek near wher^ 
Andrew Bogie now lives called Logan's Trace. 

(E, page 596) James Anderson, in the same case, same place, 
same date, before the same Commissioners. 

In an early date, or before the year 1786, he thinks, he was ai 
this spring, and saw the walnut tree described by Joseph Kennedy, 
marked J. K., not exceeding 10, 15 or 20 yards from the head or 
the spring, and the bottom above and below said spring was cany. 
I knew the long branch and it runs into the creek about 14 mile 
above the place on the west side of the creek. I was acquaint-^d 
with the trace that crossed here called by some Boone's and by some 
Logan's as early as 1779, and heard of the trace that crossed Silver 
Creek at the Bull Lick near where William Dryden built a mill, now 
owned by James McCormack, called Logan's Trace. 

(E, page 596) Ambrose Ross, on the same occasion, before the 
same Commissioners. 

Some time in the year 17 80 Samuel Bell and myself were about 
on this side of Silver Creek a hunting, and steering through to the 
creek came to this spring. Samuel Bell being on the speculative 
line, made marks upon the bank about the head of the said spring. 
The creek was so high we could not cross conveniently. We went 
up the creek and crossed. When I went to Kennedy's Station and 
was telling John Kennedy what a fine spring I had seen on Silver 
Creek, and gave Kennedy direction and description of the place, 
and the same year I was at the same spring and saw the first two 
letters of John Kennedy's name upon an elm or walnut. Th(> back 
water of the creek came up that near the head of the spring that 
we had to go round the head of the spring as it was very cany, and 
we could not see ten yards. through the cane. It ajipeared from th^ 


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water and cane we had no chance of crossing. Ques. by Bogie. The 
spring that you were at and are now describing, is this the same 
spring that we are now at, that is now before my doors? Ans. Yes. 
I considered the spring to be in the banlv of the creels; from the 
appearance it then had. 

(F, page 171) William Cradlebough, Monday, August 2, 1805. 
on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River at Rock Back Bncam.p- 
ment and adjourning from time to time to different places described 
in the deposition before James McCormack and William Bryant, 

The Deposition of William Cradlebough, taken at the Rock Back 
Encampment the second Monday in August, on the Middle Foriv 
of Kentucky, 1805. 

William Cradlebough, in company with Thomas Brooks and John 
Calloway, camped at this place in the year 1780, in Xovombor or 
December, for several days and made a canoe at this place, which 
stump is now here, and on this beech is my letters thus W. C. 17 80, 
which I then cut; also letters thus J. C. which John Calloway cut. 
This place is on the south side of the said Middle Fork, and nearly 
opposite where McWillard now lives, and I this day marked my 
letters on the same beech tree thus W. C. B. I never heard any 
other place called Rock Back Encampment. Thomas Brooks has 
often told me in his life time we were here together was the only 
time he was up here on the Middle Fork of Kentucky. The tree 
that stands about 4 miles above this place on the south side of this 
river at a buffalo lick, on a branch near the mouth marked thus 
T. Brooks, 1780, appears like Thomas Brooks' letters, and I do 
verily believe the letters were cut by him, and on the same beech 
tree letters cut thus J. C, which I take to be John Calloway's let- 
ters. I do not remember of seeing them cut the letters, but we 
were all about there often. The bottom which is about 4 miles 
above Williams Creek, being on the Middle Fork of Kentucky, he 
takes to be the same bottom where he. Brooks and Calloway did 
encamp and cut down several trees in the ^ame year, but as the 
timber was young and not lasting wood, I cannot see my signs now, 
but the course of the river and the looks of the bottom looks so 
much like the bottom 1 do believe it to be the same bottom, which 
at the lower end of said bottom there is corner trees marked as 
corner trees, towit: three lynns, elm, beech and buckeye. I have 
here cut my letters thus W. C. B. And the deponent being on Cabin 
Creek, now called the Upper Twins, saith, that the creek was called 
in those days when T. Brooks and Calloway and himself was here 
Williams Creek, because he said deponent first found it v\'hen hunt- 
ing, and that himself and Brooks and Calloway did build a cabin 
at this place, which is now called the Lower Twins, but called and 
known by us Cabin Creek. The cabin is rotten, but sign is in an 
oak tree and beech where we cut out cutlets and we cut our first 
letters of our names which is now here present, which place is 
about % of a mile up eaid creek from the mouth which place I am 
confident to be the place. 


This is to certify that agreeable to a commission from Madison 
Circuit Court we met at the Rock Back Encampment on the Middle 
Fork of Kentucky and swore William Cradlebough, to witness such 
things as he knew concerning several Encampments and marked 
trees, and we marked our letters and our names at the said Rock 
Back and adjourned to the tree marked Y. Brooks, and the bortom 
where it was said to be trees fell, and to the Twins as is now 

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called Cabin Cret k and Williams Crii k, and cnt our letters of our 
names at the different places and did everythiuK to the best of our 
knowledge according to law. .JAMES McCOUMlCK, 

August 12, 1805. WILLIAM BRYANT. 

Deposition of .James McCormick, taken on the Middle Fork of 
the Kentucky River. In the fall of 17!ts .lames Trabue applied to 
me to survey for him on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky and fur- 
nished me with several entries. One calling for a buffalo lick at 
the mouth of the small creek on the north side, with a tree marked 
thus T. Brooks, 1780, which tree and lick T seen the same fall and 
the marks that was on the tree appeared to be very old, or old 
enough to have been marked at the same date. There was several 
entries that called for another encampment called the Rock Back 
Encampment, which by the direction of William Cradlebough I 
found at the same time with W. C. 1780 and L C. 17S0 cut on a 
small beech tree, which mark also appears to be old enough for 
that date, which rock and tree William Cradlebough this day swore 
in my presence. Also the bottom I surveyed for David Trabue, 
with the trees fell down, was so well described by William Cradle- 
bough and the course of the river that I verily believe it to be the 
same bottom. Notwithstanding the trees is rotted and gone and 
being present with him in search of the bottom. 

12 August, 1805. JAMES McCORMICK. 

(P, page 201) John Boyle, on the Improvement John Boyle gave 
to John Mounce on Hay's Fork (made in 1779), Sept. 2, 1806, be- 
fore William Miller and Richard Calloway, Commissioners of the 

I think it was in the year 1779, and in the month of May, and 
Hugh Seper was in company with me, when I made this improve- 
ment. In the month of June following I was here with John Mounce, 
Yelverton Peyton and David Miller. I gave it to John Mounce. I 
think he did mark some trees or sapplings. This is the same im- 
provement I made for Black and afterwards gave to Mounce. It 
is about 2 5 or 30 steps from the mouth of the branch that we went 
up on our route to Boonesborough. I think there is appearance of 
the old improvement upon two trees. It is about V^ mile below the 
Mounce improvement or Mounce's Fork below here. This is about 
Vo mile from Kincaid. John Kincaid's improvement was in a good 
smart bend in the creek in a flat bottom near the creek. The 
branch was the conditional line between Mounce's and Kincaid's. 
They both marked the two first letters of their names there. 
Mounce's was to run up the creek and Kincaid's down for quantity. 
I was with Mounce when he laid in his claim and obtained a certifi- 
cate. I think the land he intended to hold was from Mounce's 
Fork up the creek. I should think this place from the intersection 
of the two forks was so remarkable that a man who was formerly 
acquainted with it might know it again. The branch that mouths 
in just above this improvement and comes down through John Kin- 
caid's improvement or plantation is the branch that we went up 
on our way to Boonesborough. 

( F, page 202) Yelverton Peyton, on the same improvement, 
at the same time, and before the same Commissioners. 

In June, 1779, I was in company with John Boyle, John Mounce 
and John Kincaid at Mounce's improvement (described in John 
Boyle's deposition) on the way to Boonesborough. John Boyle had 
made the improvement in company with Hugh Seper for James 

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Black, which Boyle afterwards gave to John Mounce as a favor, 
because there was not room between Kincaid and Black for him. 

(F, page 364) Samuel Estill, Feb. 28, 1807, on William Hick- 
man's survey of 1,5251/2 acres on the Kentucky River, before Com- 
missioners William Woods and Nathan Lipscomb. 

I came to Kentucky in the last half of the year 1778, or the 
beginning of 1779. Was acquainted with Flint Creek in February 
or March, '79; acquainted with Drowning Creek and Muddy Creek 
since February or March, '79. Drowning Creek known by me to 
be a place of notoriety, and was a place well known to the inhabi- 
tants of Estill's Station, Boonesborough and the settlements adja- 
cent thereto from my earliest acquaintance in the county till the 
present day. 

(I, pages 10 to 19) The depositions of James Bingham, John 
Hendricks, Stephen Noland, Yelverton Peyton, David Gentry and 
James Anderson were taken Sept. 16, 1811, before Commissioners 
Joseph Barnett, James Anderson and William M. Morrison, on the 
claim of Godfrey Coradon and Susannah his wife, late Susannah 
Shelton, widow of David Shelton, deceased, and James Shelton, 
Mary Shelton, and Hannah Shelton, devisees of David Shelton, de- 

(I, page 87) Aquilla White, in 1809, on 2,040 acres of Abraham 
Banta, assignee of Henry French, on Muddy Creek, at the mouth 
of Deban Run, before John Barnett, John Crooke, Joseph Barnett 
and Samuel Gilbert. 

I heard of this place in 1779 and got fully acquainted with it in 
1780 and 1781. He speaks of Banta's cabins, Duree's cabins, and 
old man Duree and James Estill when he got his arm broken by 
the Indians at the time they (the Bantas) brought their tools, etc. 
I came to Kentucky in April, 1779, and moved my family out that 
fall to Boonesborough, and lived at McGee's Station in the years 
1780 and 1781. (He speaks of Viney Fork, Bald Hills and Bald 
Knobs, etc.) In the year 1779, about April 13, I came to this coun- 
try. Old William Calk told me those was the knobs that went by 
their names. Blue Lick Knob, Joe's Lick Knob, and the Red 
Lick Knobs. 

(I, page 22 1 Ambrose Coffee, at the same time and place, be- 
fore the same Commissioners, in the same case. 

I first became acquainted with this Muddy Creek that we are 
now at in the year 1777, and with Deban's Run in March, 1779. 
Old Mr. Duree, Peter Duree, Henry Duree, Peter Cossart came out 
in company with myself from Boonesborough. We came up the 
East Fork of Otter Creek to where the trace forked. Said old Mr. 
Duree, we will take the right hand fork, and we followed that trace 
or buffalo road it was, and blazed until we fell upon the Run that 
we are now at. So soon as we could come to this Run, old Mr. 
Duree, says he, there is Deban's Run, and says he, I gave 
it its name. His two sons, Peter Cossart that was with him, and 
myself, the other three said the same, and said they called it De- 
ban's Run. In the spring of 1781, deponent and John Banta and 
Albert Bones came out a hunting from Boonesborough to Banta's 
cabins and killed some buffalos and returned to Boonesborough. 
These people, Durees and Cossart, were not all killed by the In- 
dians in the year 17 80, but I think Peter Duree and John Bullock 
and John Bullock's wife — a daughter of old man Duree — were killed 
in the year 17 82, as well as I remember; but I kept no memoran- 
dum of it. Old Mr. Duree, I don't know when he died, but Henry 

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Dnree and Daniel Diiree were killed at (he While Oak Spring? in 
an early period. Cassart was killed at RooneKborouKh on an early 
date. Thirty-three years ago I came to Kentucky, in the year 1776, 
and landed at the town called Lee's Town, on the Kentucky; from 
thence Major Crittenden & Co. went near the head of Willis Lee's 
Run, waters of Elkhorn, and now known by Crit tcndcni's Cam]). 
There we cleared a piece of ground and planted corn in the same 
year, 1776, and in the fall of 1776 Major Crittenden & Co. went ui) 
the Ohio and I went to Harrodsburg, and there I continued part 
of that fall and the greater part of the winter; and rei)ort came 
that Colonel Boone was taken, from the Lower Blue Licks to T^o- 
gan's Station, and to Harrodsburg the report came; and one Richard 
May raised a company to go to the Lower Blue Licks to see what 
was done. I was one of the company with Richard May. Some time 
in February, 1777, we arrived at Boonesborough, and there I con- 
tinned till 1785 or 1786, and moved then out of Boonesborough into 
Bush's Settlement; stayed there a year or two; from that there 
were two of the Martin's built a mill on Lower Howard's Creek and 
there I attended that mill going upon two years, and then Colonel 
Solder bought her, and after he bought her I attended her near 
two years, and from that I moved up to the head of Spencer Creek, 
near old Nicholas Anderson's, and from that to State Creek, where 
I now live, near Myer's Mill. I knew no fields in 1781. I knowed 
Banta's Improvement. It was up here above the mouth of Deban's 
Run on the bank of Muddy Creek, and the Improvement where Peter 
Duree, John Bullock and John Bullock's wife were killed, on the 
branches of Muddy Creek. Ques. by Green Clay. When you came 
over the high seas were you sold in America as a servant '■' Who did 
you serve your time with? and who is there in this country that 
knew you in your servitude? Ans. Yes, I was sold as a servant. 
I served my time with John Huff, and I don't know that there is 
any person in this country that knew me in my servitude. (It was 
proved that he was sold for passage fare over the sea.) 

William Buchanon got killed at Holder's defeat at the upper 
Blue Licks. 

(I, page 113) Sept. 16, 1811, John Fluty, on the same case, 
before Joseph Barnett and John Crooke, Commissioners. 

Was acquainted with Muddy Creek where we are at in 1781. 

(I, Page 122) Jesse Hodges, a lengthy deposition on the same 

(I, page 191-204) Frederick Reperdam, a lengthy deposition. 

(I, page 197) Henry Banta, a lengthy deposition. 

(I, page 207) Thomas Warren, a lengthy deposition. 

Article 4 — A Brief History of Albemarle County, Virginia, which 
Furnished many of the Early Settlers of Kentucky. 

(The facts given in this article are taken, by his permission, almost 
entirely from Rev. Edgar Woods' History of Albemarle. ) 

In the early colonial days of Virginia, settlements commenced 
principally on the water courses, stretching along the fertile bottoms 
of the James River and the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, and the 
tributaries thereto. After the landing at Jamestown it was more 
than a century before white men ])assed the Blue Ridge to make 
settlements, and when the hardy, restless first settlers did cross over. 

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and the news went abroad, a rapid stream came and the tide of pop- 
ulation in the succeeding twenty years spread to the interior por- 
tions of the colony — one stream flowing westward from the sea- 
coast and another up the Shenandoah Valley from the wilderness 
of Pennsylvania, which was urged on by the rage and boom of spec- 

The county of Goochland was formed in 1727, some ten years 
or moi'e after Gov. George Spotswood's expedition to the Blue Ridge, 
and the first settlements included in the present bounds of Albe- 
marle were then parts of Goochland and Hanover. These settle- 
ments extended along up the South Anne, the James, the Rivanna, 
and the Hardware, meeting others coming from the foot of the 
Blue Ridge made by immigrants who had come up the valley and 
crossed the mountain at Woods' Gap (where Michael Woods set- 
tled). The first land patents were taken out June 16, 172 7, by 
George Hoomes (Hume) on the far side of the mountain called 
Chestnut, 3,100 acres, and Nicholas Merewether, 13,762 acres at 
the first ledge of mountains called Chestnut, including the present 
seat of Castle Hill. These were the first grants of the virgin soil 
within the present bounds of Albemarle, located in the line of the 
South Anne River, up which the population had been slowly creep- 
ing and increasing for a number of years. It was nearly two years 
later before the next patents were issued to lands on the James 
River. In 173 a number were issued on the James and both sides 
of the Rockfish, on the Rivanna at its forks and up the north fork, 
on both sides of the Hardware, on the Great Mountain and the 
Hardware, in the forks of the James, called to this day Carter's 
Mountain, and on the branches of the Hardware, Rockfish and other 
creeks flowing into the James, and over the South West Mountain 
on Turkey Run. In 1731 patents were issued on the Rivanna, at 
the mouth of Buck Isiand Creek, on the west side of Carter's Moun- 
tain, on the back side of Chestnut Mountain, and along the Rivanna 
within the present limits of Fluvanna. In 17 32 there were eight 
grants confined to the James and the western base of the South 
West Mountain, and four patents in 1733, none reaching farther 
west than the west bank of the Rivanna under the shadow of the 
South West Mountain, and thirteen grants in 173 4, located mainly 
near the bases of the South West Mountain on the Rivanna and 
Mechunk. After this time there was a more rapid settlement of 
the county of Albemarle. In 173 5 the number of patents were 
twenty-nine, the population was yet sparse. The whole Peidmont 
Region and the fertile valley were simultaneously opened and strong 
inducements held out to settlers and patents were taken out this 
year on the Green in the southern part, on the south fork of the 
Hardware near the cove, on the south fork of the Rivanna, on 
Meadow Creek, Icy Creek. Priddys and Buck Mountain Creeks; in 
the north on Naked, Fishing, Mountain Falls, Piney Mountain and 
Meadow Creeks, and in 173 6 on the north fork of the Hardware 
in North Garden. In 173 7, nineteen patents; among the patentees — 
Michael Woods, his son Archibald and his son-in-law William Wal- 
lace, more than 1,3 00 acres on Licking Hole, Mechum's River and 
Beaver Creek, embracing Blair Park and the present Mechum's De- 
pot, and the same day Michael Woods purchased the 2,000 acre pat- 
ent of Charles Hudson on Ivy Creek. These transactions took place 
at Goochland Court House and Williamsburg. It is believed that 
Michael Woods and his families were the first settlers in Western 
Albemarle, and perhaps anywhere along the east foot of the Blue 

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Rids'e in Virginia. The first patent: to lands on Moorman's Jlivor 
was in 17:'.9, on the North Fork, to David Mills, 2,850 acres. 

Albemarle County was established in 1744 by legislative enact- 
ment, its existence to begin the first of January, 1745; the reasons 
assigned for its formation was the divers inconveniences attending 
the ui)per inhabitants of Goochland on account of their great dis- 
tance from the Court Hovise and other places usually appointed for 
pu1)lic meetings; the dividing lines were to run from the i)oint of 
Fork of the James River (the mouth of the Rivanna, where Co- 
lumbia now stands) N. 3 degrees E. to the Louisa line, and from 
the same i)oint a direct course to Brooks' Mill; thence the same 
course to Appomattox River, which embraced the county of Buck- 
ingham, parts of Appomattox and Campljell and the counties of Am- 
herst, Nelson and Fuvanna — the Blue Ridge being the western line, 
that portion of the present county of Albemarle north of a line run- 
ning past the mouth of Iva Creek, with the course N 65 degrees W, 
remained in Louisa for sixteen years longer. 

Albemarle was named in commemoration of the Governor Gen- 
eral of the Colony, William Anne Keppel, second Earl of Albemarle. 
The organization took place the fourth Thursday of February, 1745, 
probably on the plantation of Mrs. Scott, near the present Scotts- 
ville, where the next court was ordered to be held; the commissioned 
Justices of the Peace present were Joshua Fry, Peter Jefferson, Allen 
Howard, William Cabell, Joseph Thompson, and Thomas Ballew. 
Howard and Cabell administered to Fry and Jefferson the oaths of 
a Justice of the Peace and of a Judge of a Court of Chancery, the 
Abjuration oath — renouncing allegiance to the House of Stewart, 
and the Test oath — affirming and receiving of the sacrament ac- 
cording to the Rite of the Church of England. Thereupon Fry and 
Jefferson administered the same oaths to the other commissioned 
Justices; the court was then held. William Randolph, by commis- 
sion of Thomas Nelson, secretary of the council, was api)ointed 
Clerk; Joseph Thompson, Sheriff; Joshua Fry, Surveyor; Edmund 
Craig, King's Attorney by commission of William Gooch, Governor 
of the Colony, and all were duly qualified and took the oaths. The 
following May Benjamin Harris was sworn in as Deputy Clerk, John 
Harris, Constable. Andrew Wallace was appointed Surveyor for the 
opening of the road from the Davis Stockton Ferry to Mechum's 
River Ford and Archibald and Michael Woods, Jr., to assist in 
clearing it. 

William Harris petitioned for a road from his plantation on 
Green Creek to the South River, that is the James, on the lower side 
of Ballinger's Creek. And Robert Rose, Clerk, petitioned for one 
from his place on Tye River to Leakes, in the neighborhood of Wil- 
liam Harris. The hands of William Harris and others were ordered 
to clear a road from the Green Mountain road, near the head of Hog 
Creek, to the Court House road, below the Stith's Quarter. 

The Browns of Brown's Cove, for whom the cove was named, 
began to obtain grants in Albemarle soon after its foiniation. They 
had, also, patented large areas of land in Louisa, both before and 
after its establishment in 1742. Benjamin Brown and his eldest 
son, Benjamin, from 1747 to 1760, entered more than 6,U(io acres 
on both sides of Doyle's River, in Albemarle County. Benjamin 
Brown devised to his son, Bezaleel Brown, the Bear cornfield. In 
a deed of 1789, conveying land north of Stony point, one of the lines 
passed by "the Bear Spring on the road." 

The Brown family, from their early settlement, their prominent 
part in public affairs, the high character generally prevalent among 

40 Histovji (i)i(J Genealogies 

them, and the lasting impress they have made on the natural scenery 
of the county, is one of the most noted in its history. In 1805 
William Jarman and Brightberry Brown undertook the construction 
of Brown's Turnpike, beginning at a point called Camping Rock, 
crossing the ridge at Brown's Gap, descending through Brown's 
Cove and terminating at Mechum's Depot. In 1819 James Jarman, 
eldest son of William Jarman, and Sarah Maupin, his wife, sold 
his share of the turnpike to Ira Harris. 

In 1761 the territory on the south side of the James River was 
cut off to form the county of Buckingham. North of the James 
River and west of the Rockfish, from its mouth up to the mouth of 
the Green, thence west of line running directly to the house of 
Thomas Bell, continuing to the Blue Ridge, constituted the county 
of Amherst, and there was added to Albemarle the part of Louisa 
west of a line beginning at the boundary between Albemarle and 
Louisa on the ridge between Mechunk and Beaver Dam Swamp, and 
running along the ridge intersecting east course line from the 
Widow Cobb's plantation, thence a direct course to the Orange line 
opposite the planta ion of Ambrose Coleman. These changes left 
the Court House on the eytreme southern border, very inconvenient 
to the people of the northern section, and a new site was fixed on 
land purchased of Col. Richard Randolph, of Henrico, 1,000 acres, 
the town called and known as Charlottesville, established in 1762, 
named in honor of Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg Strelitz, who 
had recently become Queen of England, as the wife of George III. 
It occupied almost the exact center of the county, in a fertile coun- 
try, and a beautiful situation; a more suitable location could not 
have been chosen. The first sale of lots was in September, 1763, 
when fourteen lots were sold to seven purchasers; the next sale was 
in October, 1765, when twenty-three lots were disposed of, fourteen 
of which were at once purchased by Benj. Brown and David Ross. 

Near the close of the Revolutionary War a great misfortune be- 
fell the country in the loss of the early records of the county by 
the wanton ravages of the British troops under Tarlton, causing a 
break in the records from 1748 to 1783, covering a most interesting 
period in the history of the county, which affects not only the coun- 
ty of Albemarle, but the whole country; and in 179 4 a commission 
was appointed by the court to reinstate the lost or destroyed records. 
The transactions of the Commissioners were ordere \ to be recorded, 
but the result was far from making good the loss. 

Tarlton's raid took place in June, 1781. The British com- 
mander, with two hundred and fifty horses, was pa-ssing Louisa at 
a rapid rate when espied by John Jouett, a temporary sojourner 
there, suspecting their object, he leaped on his horse and being 
familiar with the roads, he took the shortest cuts and soon left the 
enemy behind. Tarlton's detention at Castle Hill for breakfast 
was also advantageous, and meeting an acquaintance at Milton, 
Jouett dispatched him to Monticello to warn Mr. Jefferson, then 
Governor of the State, while he pressed on to Charlottesville to 
give the alarm, and the Legislature, which had just convened, was 
notified in time to adjourn and make a hurried retreat to Staunton. 
In a short while Tarlton and his troops entered the town; though 
disappointed, they remained a part of two days, and it is said de- 
stroyed 1,000 fire locks, 400 barrels of powder and a considerable 
quantity of clothing and tobacco; but the greatest loss, as well as 
the most useless waste, was the destruction of the public records. 

In the diary of Thomas Lewis, 1746, he describes his journey 
to Orange County to join the surveyors to run the line between 

J/isl(iri/ mil/ Uniiiihiijli's II 

the Xcrthern Neck and th(> rest of the colony, wherein he states 
that he crossed from Augusta at Woods' Gay and stopijed with 
Michael Woods both on his departure and return. 

As late as near the close of the Revolution, when Rockfish Gap 
was much used, the i)risoncrs of the convention army were taken 
across the Blue Ridge at Woods' Gap. The Three Notched Road 
was the dividing line between the parishes of Fredericksville and 
St. Anne's. 

The globe of St. Anne's was bought of William Harris in 1751 
by Sam'l Jordon and Patrick Napier, church wardens of ilic parish. 

The first Baptist Church of the county was organized in . January, 
177 3, in Lewis Meeting House, which stood on old David Lewis' 
place, on the elevated ground south of the Staunton road, with a 
membership of forty-eight. Tt was several years without a pastor, 
but was occasionally supplied by such ministers as John Waller, 
Elijah Craig and Lewis Craig. It was variously called "Albemarle," 
"Buck Mountain" and "Chestnut Grove." Andrew Tribble w'as 
chosen her pastor in 1777 and was ordained by Elder Lewis Craig 
and others. He purchased a farm of one hundred and seventy-five 
acres a short distance below the D. S. Tavern, which he sold in 
17S.5. He performed his pastoral duties till the time that he emi- 
grated to Madison County, Kentucky, in about 1783. He became a 
noted pioneer preacher in Madison and adjoining counties of Ken- 
tucky. He preached to Howard's Creek (Providence) Church, in 
Clark County, during the great spiritual two years' revival which 
commenced there shortly after the church had been organized and 
the church house erected, in 17 8 7, and was minister to Dreaming 
Creek (Mt. Nebo), Tales Creek and other churches in Madison 

William Woods, distinguished as "Baptist Billy," was ordained 
a minister of the Gospel at Lewis Meeting House in 1780, by Elders 
Andrew Tribble and Benjamin Burgher, and became the pastor after 
the work of Elder Tribble ceased. 

One hundred and forty i)ounds of tobacco were allowed for the 
scalp of an old wolf, and when tobacco ceased to be a medium of 
exchange, $6 and $12 were given as premiums, and scalps were 
reported in large numbers and continued for many subsequent years. 
The last on record, Isaac W. Garth was awarded $12 for killing an 
old wolf. The names appearing most frequently in this connection 
were .Jonathan Barksdale, Samuel Jameson, William Ramsay and 
Ryland Rodes. 

White Hall was an election precinct which w^ent under the suc- 
cessive names of "Glenn's Store," "W^illiam Maupin's Store," "Mau- 
pin's Tavern," "Miller's Tavern," and "Shumate's Tavern," till given 
its present name about 18 35. 

The present location of the Barrack's Road, immediately west 
of Charlottesville, was fixed about the beginning of the 18th century. 
A contention respecting it arose between Isaac Miller and John Carr, 
Clerk of the District Court, owners of the adjoining lands. After 
several views and reports it was finally determined according to 
Mr. Miller's ideas, whose residence at the time was at Rose Valley, 
near the house of Mason Gordon. 

Miller's School House stood on Mechum's River in 1781. 

In 1803 Isaac Miller was one of the Commissioners appointed 
to draw- up a plan for a new Court House and to solicit bids for 
its erection. 

Lnder General Orders from England Lord Dunmore had, on the 
night of April 20, 1775, clandestinely removed from the magazine 

4-2 Hisfori/ and Genealogies 

in Williamsburg all the powder of the colony. The alarm spread 
rapidly throughout the province and the people flew to arms. Seven 
hundred men assembled at Fredericksburg, but receiving assurance 
that the powder would be restored were disbanded. And the people 
of Albemarle County were not slow, but promptly acted and on 
the 2nd of May, 177 5, eighteen volunteers, under Captain Charles 
Lewis, marched to Williamsburg to demand of Lord Dunmore satis- 
faction; and shortly after their return twenty-seven volunteers, 
under Lieutenant George Gilmer, 11th July, 1775, marched to Wil- 
liamsburg on a similar mission. 

Theodoric Bland, who was fourth in descent from Pocahontas 
through his grandmother, Jane Rolfe, at the outbreak of the Revo- 
lution enlisted in the contest and bore an active part throughout 
the war. He was one of a score of men who removed from Lord 
Dunmore's palace the arms and ammunition which that nobleman 
had abstracted from the public arsenal. Soon after, Bland published 
a series of bitterly indignant letters against the Governor under the 
signature of "Cassius." He was made Captain of the first troop of 
Virginia cavalry, but when six companies had been enrolled he be- 
came Lieutenant Colonel, with which rank he joined the main army 
in 1777. He was a citizen of Prince George Countv, but died in 
New York in 1790. 

In 1818 William Harris and Henry T. Harris were Commission- 
ers of Education. 

In 1828 Dr. Harris was agent for the Albemarle Bible Society. 

Soldiers of Albemarle, the 1st Virginia, were in the battles of 
Brandywine, Germantown, Guilford Court House, Ninety-six and 
Eutah Springs. The 14th Virginia, under Col. Charles Lewis, was 
in the battles of Long Bridge, King's Mountain, Ninety-six, Brandy- 
wine, Germantown and Monmouth. The 10th Virginia was in the 
battles of Guilford Court House, Eutah Springs and Yorktown. 

The statute guaranteeing religious freedom having been enacted, 
the old law requiring all marriages to be solemnized by ministers 
of the established church was abolished and the courts authorized 
to license ministers of all denominations to perform the marriage 
ceremony. Under the new law William Irvine, a Presbyterian min- 
ister, was licensed in 1784; Matthew Maury, Episcopalian, William 
Woods, Benjamin Burgher, and Martin Dawson, Baptists, in 17 85. 
The first Methodist minister receiving such license was Athanasias 
Thomas, who lived near the present site of Crozet, in 1793. 

The convention which met July 17, 1775, following the second 
march to Williamsburg, to provide for soldiers, etc., formed sixteen 
districts in the colony. Albemarle was placed in the district with 
Buckingham, Amherst and East Augusta. The committee of this 
district met Sept. S, 1775, at the house of James Woods, in Am- 
herst; present from Albemarle, Charles Lewis and George Gilmer; 
from Amherst, William Cabell, John and Hugh Rose; from Buck- 
ingham, John Nicholas, Charles Patterson and John Cabell; and 
from Augusta, Sampson Matthews, Alexander McClannahan, and 
Samuel McDowell. Thomas Jefferson was the other delegate from 
Albemarle, but was absent attending the Continental Congress, of 
which he had been appointed a member the previous June. — History 
of Albemarle by Rev. Edgar Woods. 

/Iishii'i/ (I III/ 1 1 cncilloi/irs V'i 

Ai-ticlo 4 — .\ Uiiff History of ('ulp«'|«'r Couiitv, \'ir<iiiii;i, wliriicc 
(*ain<> SoiiH' <(1' Our Aiurstois. Tlic Old Home of l\:i\ aiiaii^li, 
Duiu-aii, Hrowiiiiifi, VaiHry, ('ovinf;(<m, riiclps, Dcalhciaf;*', «■(<•. 

The territory of Culpeper originally embraced what is now Cul- 
peper, Madison and Rappahannock, and was the subject matter of 
a protracted controversy, involving the title to several million acres 
of land. All the land within the heads of Tappahannock (or Rap- 
pahannock) and Quivough (or Potomac), the courses of those rivers 
and the bay of Chesapayoak, etc., was granted at different times 
by King Charles I and II to Lord Hopton, the Earl of St. Albans, 
and others, and subsequently by King James to Lord Culpeper, who 
had purchased the rights of the other parties. Thomas the Fifth 
Lord Fairfax, had married Catherine, the daughter of Lord Cul- 
peper, and become the proprietor of this princely domain, commonly 
known as the Northern Neck. In 1705 Gov. Nott, of Virginia, in 
the name of the King, granted 1,9 2 acres of land to Henry Bev- 
erley, in the forks of the N. and S. branches of the Rappahannock. 
Robert Carter, known as King Carter, Fairfax's agent, objected to 
the grant as being within the limits of Lord Fairfax's grant. Vir- 
ginia's Governor and Council appointed Commissioners to meet 
Fairfax's commissioners and survey the rivers and rei)ort whether 
the south (the Ripidan) or the north branch of the Rappahannock 
was the chief stream. In 1706 the commissioners jointly reported 
that the streams seemed to be of equal magnitude. 

In 1733 Fairfax complained to the King that patents had been 
granted in the name of the Crown in the disputed territory. Other 
commissioners were appointed by the Governor and Council of Vir- 
ginia, and for Fairfax, to survey and measure the S. branch (the 
Rapidan) from the fork to the head spring and return an exact 
map of same, and describe all the tributaries. The Kings commis- 
sioners met at Williamsburg Aug. 3, 173 6. The commissioners of 
the Crown and of Fairfax made their report Dec. 14, 1736, to the 
Council for plantation affairs; Lord Fairfax took the report of his 
commissioners to England and had the matter referred to the Lords 
of Trade, to report all the facts and their opinion to the Lords of 
the Committee of Council. The Council for Plantation affairs, the 
6th of April, 174 5, confirmed the report, and afterwards l)y the 
Lords and the King, who ordered the appointment of commissioners 
to run and mark the dividing line. This was done in 1746, and made 
the branch of the Rapid Anne, called the Conway, the head stream 
of the Rappahannock, and the southern boundary of the Northern 
Neck — thus confirming to Lord Culpeper the original county of 
Culpeper or to the i)roprietor of Lord Fairfax. 

Fairfax v.'as the first town, established by act of assembly in 
1759, since changed to Culpeper. 

Culpeiier was named in honor of Thomas Lord Culpeper, Gov- 
ernor of Virginia 1680-3, was formed in 174S from Oi'ange County 
— Orange was taken from Spotsylvania, which had been cut from 

On October 21, 1765, the sixteen .lustices of the Peace for Cul- 
peper County drew up and signed a protest to Gov. Fanquier against 
the imposition of the stamp act, emphasizing their protest by re- 
signing their commissions, and same was recorded in Deed Book 
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The present limits of the county comprise an average length of 
twenty miles, with a breadth of about eighteen miles, drained by 
the Rappahannock and its branches along the northeast and the 
Rapid Anne and its branches along the southeast and southwest 
boundaries. The Great Southern Railway runs through the county. 

Culpeper minute men distinguished themselves in the Revolu- 
tion. The brilliant John Randolph, of Roanoke, in the U. S. Senate,* 
said: "They were raised in a minute, armed in a minute, marched 
in a minute, fought in a minute, and vanquished in a minute." 

The earliest County Court held for Culpeper, as shown by the 
Deed Book (the first Minute Book having been lost) was 18th of 
May, 174 9. 

Brandy Station was the great battle ground between the cavalry 
of the armies of Northern Virginia and of the Potomac during the 
war between the States. It was the scene of quite a number of 
pitched battles, in which thousands of cavalrymen met in deadly 

Other engagements in the county were the battle of Cedar Run 
and minor ones, the battles of near Culpeper C. H., July 12, 1862; 
Brandy Station, Aug. 20, 18 62; Kelley's Ford, Aug. 21, 1862, and 
March 17, 1863; Rappahannock's Station, Kelley's Ford and Brandy 
Station, Aug. 1-3, 1863, and Kelley's Ford, Nov. 7, 1863. 

(From Dr. Slaughter's Notes on Culpeper, by R. T. Green, by 
the kind, courteous permission of Mr. Green.) 

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■^ U()l)<-Tt Milk-r, 1731, ni Margarot Mau- 

I)in (•!). See Chap. 4. 

3 Thds. Miller, 173t;. See Chap. 3, S<-c. 4. 

4 Ann IMillcr. 173;). S<>i' Chap. 3, Sec. 5. 
.") IMaitjaii't Miller, 174J. See Chap. 3, 

See. C. 
G Col. John Miller. HoO — Jane Dnlaney. 
See Chap. II. 


1 Daniel Miller, m Su.sannah Woods (C). 

See Chap. 5. 

2 John Miller. See Chap. 4, See. 2. 

3 Thos. Miller, See Chap. 4, Sec. 3. 

4 Ann Miller, ni Mr. Neale. See Chap. 

4, Sec. 4. 

5 Elizabeth Miller, ni Mr. Snell. See 

Chap. 4, See. .5. 
G See Sallie Miller, m Jennings Muupin. 
See Chap. 4, Sec. 6. 

7 Polly Miller, m Mr. Thorne. See Chap. 

4. Sec. 7. 

8 Jennie Miller, m Mr. liurke. See 

Chap. 4, Sec. 8. 

9 Susannah Miller, m Mr. Beglo. See 

Chap. 4, Sec. 9. 

1 Polly Miller, 1794-1795. 

2 Robert Miller, m (1) Sarah Murrcll, 

(2) Mary Craig, (3) Settle, nee 

3 Gen. John Waller, m Elizabeth J. 


4 Maj. Jas. Miller, m Frances Harris. 

5 Elizabeth Miller, 1S02-1803. 

6 Susannah Miller, m (1) Stanton Hanna, 

(2) Elder Allen Embry. 

7 Margaret Miller, m Edmund L. Shack- 

S Malinda Miller, m John H. Shackelford 
9 Col. Thomas W. Miller, m Mary Jane 

10 Col. Chris. Irvine Miller — Talitha 


1 Sarah Wallace, m Stanton H. Thorpe. 

2 Robt. Daniel, m Susan J. Barnett. 

3 James Chris, m Mrs. Eliz. S. Raylnirn. 

4 John Thomas, m Annie Elkin. 

5 A son, died in infancy. 

fi Chris. Irvine, m Sarah Suett. 

7 Susannah Woods, m (1) Thomas R. 

Hanna. (2) A. S. Hisle. 

8 Wm. H.. m Katherine Oldham. 

9 Marv Eliza, m John W. Rupert. 

10 Michael Woods, m Ella Hogan. 

11 Elizabeth Frances, m Junius B. Park. 

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Article 6 — Early Marriages in Madison County, Kentucky, gleaned 
from the First Marriage Register of the County Court. 

Miller, Margaret — Wm. Clark, Dec. 11, 1787. 
Miller, Andrew — Margaret Graham, July 14, 1791. 
Miller, Elizabeth — Robert Alcorn, January 30, 1791. 
Miller, William — Charity King, October 20, 1795. 
Miller, Elizabeth — George Shelton, November 21, 1795. 
Miller, Ann — John Reid, April 18, 1796. 
Miller, Isabella — Alex. Adams, July 27, 1797. 
Miller, Nancy — James Shield, June 1, 1797. 
Miller, George — Sally Eates, June 7, 1798. 
Miller, Robert — Sally Estill, June 12, 1798. 
Miller, Elizabeth — Wm. Kavanaugh, June 13, 1798. 
Miller, Charity — James Hawkins, April 5, 1799. 
Miller, Thomas — Sally Adams, March 25, 1802. 
Miller, Polly — Ambrose Wallen, January 3, 1800. 
Miller, Thomas — Anna Woods, July 29, 1806. 
Miller, John — Polly Brown, February 9, 1804. 
Miller, William — Hannah Lackey, June 19, 1804. 
Miller, Michael — Polly Jones, October 20, 1807. 
Miller, Dulaney — Statilda Goggin, May 8, 1810. 
Miller, Anna — David Hopper, January 20, 1811. 
Miller, John H. — Patsey I. Field, August 12, 1834.' 
Miller, Wm. G. — Julia Ann Miller, July 1, 1834. 
Miller, Julia Ann — Wm. G. Miller, July 1, 1834. 
Miller, Samuel — Sarah Ballard, October 14, 1835. 
Miller, Stephen — Georgia Ann Watts, July 23, 1835. 
Miller, Alzira — Richard Gentry, Jr., August 18, 1836. 
Miller, Will B. — Minerva Barnes, September 4, 1837. 
Miller, Thomas — Patience West, February 20, 1812. 
Miller, Fannie — Wm. Watts, December 22, 1812. 
Miller, Virginia — Thomas Land, February 14, 1814. 
Miller, Jacob — Synthiana Turner, November 19, 1816. 
Miller, Charity — Elias Gully, May 8, 1817. 
Miller, William — Betsy Goin, November 30, 1820. 
Miller, Susannah — Stanton Hume, October 30, 1821. 
Miller, James — Frances M. Harris, July 24, 1823. 
Miller, William — Malinda Jones, December 23, 1824. 
Miller, Samuel — Susannah Jones, August 12, 1824. 
Miller, James P. — Emily Rucker, July 13, 182 6. 
Miller, Margaret — Edmund L. Shackelford, February 
Miller, Wiley — Lucinda Todd, November 13, 1828." 
Miller, John — Elizabeth Goodloe, April 22, 1830. 
Miller, Malinda — John H. Shackelford, December 
Miller, Cynthiana — James Parges, September 20, 
Miller, John G. — Elizabeth Watts, May 21, 1833. 
Miller, Miriam — John Heathman, June 24, 1833. 
Miller, Andrew K. — Elizabeth B. Hollowav, October 
Miller, Sally Ann — Solon Harris, July 25, 1837. 
Miller, Elizabeth — Obed D. Hale, September 2, 1839. 
Miller, Wm. M. — Mary Jane Patterson, April 2, 1839. 
Miller, Tdna — ^Wm. Hill, April 6, 1843. 
Miller, Sarah Ann — Samuel C. Ware, February 29, 1839. 
Miller, Amanda M. — Stephen Noland, September 24, 183 9 
Miller, Mary A. E. — Sidney W. Harris, April 4, 1844. 

9, 1826. 

16, 1830. 

18, 1832. 

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Miller, Nancy Ann — William Stevens, Nov. 7, isii. 
Miller, Stephen B. — Elizabeth Stevenson, Aug. ir>, 1N4G. 
Miller, Ann M. — James R. Williams, Jan. 10, is lit. 
Miller, Harriet —Killion Berry, July i:>,, 1S4S. 
Miller Jaiiu^s — Kaney Jett, Oct. 1', isot;. 
Miller, John — Sallie Ann Philips, August 1, 1855. 
Miller, Alfred — Minerva Jane Bibb, April 19, 1846. 
Miller, Thos. W. — Mary Jane Hocker, June 1, 1841. 
Miller, Chas. Irvine — Tolika Horris, Sei)tember 1, 1S36. 
Miller, Caledonia — Ulm O. Chenault, xMay 1, 1856. 
John D. Miller — Eliza Embry, October 23, 1828. 

Article 7 — Scduc Misci-llaiicmis Marriages in Madison County, Con- 
nected witli th»' families: 

Arvine, Sallie — John Hill, November 3, 18 53 
Arvine, A. J. — Sallie Ann Richardson, September 6, 1849. 
Arvine, John C. — ]\Iary Richardson, October 23, 1852. 
Arvine, Nathan^Melina Ricardson, December 31, 1837. 
Arvine, Wm. — Sally Ann Oldham, February 13, 1845. 
Arvine, Jamison — Sally Ann Holeman, October 4, 184 2. 

Ballard, John P. — Jany J. P. A. S. D. Karr, November 26, 1833. 
Ballard, Michael Wallace — Elizabeth Hockersmith, March 12, 


Ballard, John Powers — Jane W^allace Jarman, May 7, 1835. 
Ballard, Palestine P. — Mary Ann Francis, April ie, 1840. 
Ballard, Tiberius B. — Martha Jane Heatherly, June 18, 1840. 
Barnes, Sidney — Lucinda Moberly, November 9, 1854. 
Blythe, James — Jane Harris White, October 15, 1834. 

Chenault, Nancj- — Alex. Tribble, October 26, 1843. 
Chenault, Nancy — John W. Huguely, Jr., August 30, 1843. 
Chenault, David — Patsy Tribble, January 31, 1850. 
Chenault, Wm. O. — Caledonia Miller, May 11, 1856. 
Chenault, Emily C. — James F. Quisenberry, October 14, 1847 
Chenault, Mrs. Ann — Wm. R. Letcher, October 2, 1850. 
Chenault, Elviru — Wm. Shearer, December 23, 1851. 
Chenault, David A. — Sarah A. Smith, June 4, 1851. 
Chenault, Elizabeth F. — Joseph Brinker, July 12, 1855. 
Chenault, Susannah — David Oldham, February 8, 1837. 
Chenault, Elizabeth — Samuel Bennett, December 11, 1834. 
Chenault, Mattie — Talitha Harris, October 30, 1833. 
Chenault, Josiah P. — Norcissa Oldham, October 29, 1833. 
Chenault, Harvey — Anna Douglas, March 30, 1826. 
Chenault, Nancy — Samuel B. Taylor, March 15, 1827. 
Chenault, David — Louisa Quisenberry, October 25, 1827. 
Chenault, Alaker — Lynia McRoberts, November 17, 1835. 
Chenault, Anderson — Nancy Harris, August 3, 1837. 
Chenault, Mary B. — Elias Burgin, December 5, 1839. 

Cobb, James — Lucinda Hamilton, February 22, 1831. 

Cobb, Matilda — John Owen, January 15, 1838. 

Cobb, Samuel — Permilia Arn Park, February 14, 1838. 

Cobb, Richard — Minerva Park, February S, 1842. 


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Cobb, Jesse — Eliza Park, November 1, 1842. 
Cobb, Jesse — Tabitha Park, Feb. 14, 1850. 

Collins, Paulina — Richard Davis, March 16, 1826. 
Collins, Elizabeth — Robert D. Kidd, October 8, 1832. 
Collins, Mariam F. — Robert Yates, August 1, 1844. 
Collins, Milly — Robert M. Watts, March 28, 18 45. 
Collins, Patsey — George W. Park, November 16, 1848. 

Covington, Milton — Pauline Dillingham, 

Covington, Milly — Benj. Simpson, November 3 

Covington, Jeptha — Sally Ann Crews, October 

Covington, Jeptha M. — Mary Scudder, May 2 6 

Covington, Robert — Amy Berk, May 15, 1843. 

January 2 2, 183 3. 
31, 1839. 

Dudley, Nancy — Allen Embry, October 22, 1844. 

Dudley, Ambrose F. — Nancy Moberley, September 4, 182 7. 

Dulaney, Wm. — Permelia Yates, December 9, 1830. 

Duncan, Sarah — Talton Embry, January 29, 1829. 

Duncan, Emily — Harry Goodloe, November 29, 1831. 

Duncan, Miranda — Frances Barnett, September 26, 1844. 

Duncan, Geo. W. — Mary Ann White, February 18, 1847. 

Duncan, Mary — Joseph C. Straughn, September 21, 1848. 

Duncan, Geo. H. — Matilda Boyd, June 28, 1855. 

Duncan, Caroline — Shelton Harris, April 19, 1849. 

Embry, Lucilla — Francis M. Hampton, September 14, 1S52. 

Estill, John — Ann Sullinger, June 20, 1839. 
Estill, Peter W. — Sallie Cochran, October 7, 


Gilbert, Rhoda A. — Benj. N. Webster, November 17, 1846. 

Goodloe, David S. — Sallie Ann Smith, December 3, 1835. 

Goodloe, Arch'd W. — Maria Ann Estill, August 23, 1825. 

Goodloe, Octavius — Olivia Duncan Duncan, June 1, 1837. 

Goodloe, Harry — Emily Duncan, November 29, 1831. 

Goodloe, Lucy Ann — David P. Hart, June 7, 18 38. 

Goodloe, Sallie — Curran C. Smith, July 5, 1854. 

Goodloe, Olivia — Richard P. Gregory, November 9, 1854. 

Gordon, Willis — Mary C. Broaddus, October 31, 1833. 
Gordon, Jefferson — Elzira Harris, July IS, 182 7. 
Gordon, William — Parabee Woods, March 4, 1841. 

Hocker, Elvira — George W. Broaddus, December 11, 1828. 
Hocker, Joseph — Elzira Brassfleld, January 5, 1832. 
Hocker, Wm. K. — Virginia F. Brown, November 5, 1846. 
Hocker, Maria — Josiah Lipscomb, October 7, 18 53. 

Holman, James M. — Fannie Newby, November 21, 1839. 
Holman, Paulina — John Bowling, January 11, 1833. 
Holman, Permelia — David Gordon, January 2, 1834. 
Holman, Nancy — Greenberry Harvey, February 6, 1845. 
Holman, Sally Ann — Jameson Arvine, October 4, 1842. 

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Holman, Xancy J. — Allon Tudor, Alarcli 8, 1849. 
Holnum, Minerva — ^Win. Pullins, Xovcniber 30, 1848. 
Holman, Helen — Wm. S. Atkison, .May 2, 1850. 
Holman, Nancy — Haman Million, September 28, 1852. 
Holman, Elizabeth — Wm. S. Million, October 18, 185:;. 

Hume, Susan E. — Zacheus Taylor, December l;'>, 1n:;(I. 
Hume, Amanda Malvina — John Challis, May 24, 18;18. 
Hume, Martha — Frederick Hieatt, March 29, 1840. 
Hume, Louisa F. — John Park, Xovembei- 5, 1840. 
Hume, Elizabeth — Wm. Duncan, December 22, 1840. 
Hume, Susan Jane — John H. Embry, January 9, 1850. 

Irvine, Sarah L. — Addison White, September 4, 1841. 

Irvine, Wm. M. — Elizabeth S. Irvine, ovember 3, 1846 . 

Irvine, Elizabeth S. — Wm. M. Irvine, November 3, 1846. 

Irvine, Thomas H. — Mary Ann Williams, September 20, 1832. 

Jarman, Edward — Lucinda Turner, March 11, 1839. 

Jarman, Sarah — John Crutchfield, August 17, 182 6. 

Jarman, Sallie — Thomas Price, December 16, 1828. 

Jarman, Eliza — Solomon Park, September 23, 1S29. 

Jarman, Mary Ann — Silas Cothran, October 21, ls:i(». 

Jarman, Sallie W. — Martin G. Cornelison, January 7, 1832. 

Jarman, Jane Wallace — John Powers Ballard, May 7, 1835. 

Jarman, William — Amanda Clark, October 22, 1835. 

Jarman, Lavinia Elizabeth — Fountain Maupin, Sept. 9, 1837. 

Jarman, Mrs. Sarah — Thomas Goodman, October 12, 1837. 

Jarman, Verona — Thomas Smith, December 14, 1837. 

Jarman, John — Agnes Weatherhead, March 21, 1838. 

Jarman, Polly P. — Greenville Hubbard, Sept. 29, 1836. 

Jarman, Virginia M. — Wm. B. Kidd, May 21, 1846. 

Jarman, Elizabeth — James Dowden, January 13, 1848. 

Jarman, Sidney S. — Mary Smith, December 18, 1849. 

Jarman, Eliza W. — Thomas C. Oder, May 24, 1853. 

Jarman, Andrew W. — Amelia West, January 15, 1855. 

Lacey, Samuel M. — Susan Watts, April 26, 1832. 
Lackey, Samuel — Hannah White, March 12, 1835. 
Lackey, Eliza Ann — Beverley Broaddus, Mary 31, 183 8. 
Lackey, Wm. M. — Martha Ann Hocker, December 8, 1837. 
Lackey, Jane — Thomas W. Ballew, February 10, 1848. 
Lackey, Dulaney M. — Eliza Goodloe, August 23, 1853. 

McCreery, Ed. R. — Sabina Bennett, November 15, 1832. 

McDowell, Samuel — Martha Hawkins, June 26, 1828. 

Martin, Sarah — Athenasius Thomas, November 21, 1826. 

Martin, Minnie — Thomas Cox, November 21, 1826. 

Martin, Sarah — James Black, December 10, 1829. 

Martin, Elizabeth — David Black, May 1, 1833. 

Martin, Sallie — David Hendren, September 12, 1833. 

Martin, Winfred Ann — James Black, March 29, 1836. 

Martin, Aaron — Sallie Sims, April 25, 1839. 

Martin, Liberty B. — Elizabeth Cox, April 3 0, 1840. 

Martin, Richard G. — Susan Jones, September 15, 1840. 


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Martin, Mahala — Ezekiel Cox, March 29, 1833. 

Martin, Sarah H. — Lamentation Bush, August 4, 183 6. 

Martin, Minerva — Albert A. Curtis, February 3, 1845. 

Martin, Margaret — James W. Cochran, March 22, 1853. 

Martin, Lucy — James A. Ballard, August 11, 1853. 

Mize, Mrs. Mariam — Thomas H. Blakemore, March 2 7, 18 51. 

Moberley, Wm. J. — Dianna J. Field, December 21, 1830. 
Moberley, Thos. S. — Nancy Lipscomb, March 5, 184 4. 

Park, Ann Eliza — Joseph O. Scrivner, December 21, 1848. 
Park, Milly — James A. Wagers, November 1, 1855. 

Richardson, Melina — Nathan Arvine, December 21, 1837. 

Richardson, Robert — Lavinia Moberley, February 1, 1849. 

Richardson, Sallie Ann — A. J. Arvine, September 6, 1849. 

Richardson, Dudley — Ann Eliza Pearson, August 26, 1847. 

Richardson, Mary — John C. Arvine, December 23, 1852. 

Richardson, Samuel H. — Elizabeth Park, February 10, 1853. 

Rodes, Eliza — Robert H. Stone, May 1, 1844. 
Rodes, Sallie — John Watson, November 14, 1844. 
Rodes, Isabella Amelia — John M. McDowell, Dec. 22, 


Sims, Abram — Gracey Roberts, April 2 7, 1826. 

Sims, Samuel — Patsey Burroughs, September 24, 1829. 

Sims, Francis — Elizabeth Ellison, January 29, 1835. 

Sims, Sallie — Aaron Martin, April 25, 1839. 

Sims, Amanda — Jacob White, December 16, 1839. 

Sims, Sallie Ann — Henson Cox, November 2 5, 1852. 

Stone, Matilda R. — Arch'd W. Turner, November 29, 1827. 
Stone, Thomas M. — Elizabeth McClannahan, Aug. 25, 1829. 
Stone, Carlisle — Owen W. Walker, December 30, 1830. 
Stone, Martha J. — Nathan W. Wilson, September 7, 1836. 

Tevis, Nancy — Wm. E. Wilkerson, December 23, 1845. 

Thorpe, Thomas — Elizabeth Baxter, November 24, 1818. 
Thorpe, Eliza — Abraham Banta, December 2 7, 1825. 
Thorpe, Bazil L. — Anna Bellomy, February 2, 1830. 
Thorpe, Eleanor — James W. Smith, August 25, 1818. 
Thorpe, Mahala — Wm. Banta, December 19, 18 22. 

Watts, Margaret — Austin Boulevare, January 16, 1838. 

Watts, Willis — Frances W. Quinn, October 28, 1837. 

Watts, John M. — Amelia Gibbs, June 28, 1839. 

Watts, Robert M. — Milly Collins, March 28, 1845. 

W^atts, George — Jemima Morrison, January 21, 1846. 

Watts, Wm. G. — Sallie G. Collins, February 13, 1850. 

Watts, Susan — Samuel M. Lackey, April 26, 1832. 

Watts, Georgia Ann — Stephen Miller, July 23, 1835. 

Watts, Elizabeth Jane — John G. Miller, March 21, 18 33. 

Williams, Mary Ann — Thos. H. Irvine, September 20, 1832. 
Williams, Elizabeth — John Woods Barclay, Feb. 12, 1846. 

I/is/iin/ mill ( I nii'iiliK/ics 51 

Ai'ticlc S — Ilt'ius ('(>iiii('«tiiij; tlic Miller \aiin' witii K\<'iits. 

The histories of our country give many interesting aceounts of 
the pioneer periods of Kentuclvy, and in many of the events of that 
period the Miller name was represented, and took active |)art, and 
the old archives of the State and Counties thereof show the part 
they played in the formation and development of our country, and 
the making of the laws and societies of same. 

Here follows some little history with which the name, Miller, 
is connected, that will be interesting to many, and shows — to some 
extent — the important events in which the Millers took part. 
(From Collins' and other histories and Court Records) 


Section 1. In the spring of 1775, William Miller, .Tohn Miller, 
and twelve other gentlemen came in canoes down the Ohio River, 
and up the Licking to the Lower Blue Licks, where they were 
joined by Hinkson's company. Each party sent out men who ex- 
plored and examined the country, and reported at the Blue Licks. 
From whence they traveled the Main Buffalo Trace towards the point 
where the City of Lexington now is, till reaching a trace turning 
West, where the Hinkson Company departed. The Miller party 
camped on Miller's Run at the crossing of the Lower Limestone, 
or Ruddell's Road, and went over the country and selected lands 
for the improvement, and divided same by lot. (Collin's Ky. Hist.) 


Section 2. In 1784, John Miller settled about one mile from 
Hinkson Creek, towards Blue Lick, and one mile North-east of 
what is now Millersburg — then known as Miller's Station. Millers- 
l)urg was established in 1817, and named for this John Miller. 

The Millersburg Seminary was established there in 1852, by 
Rev. John Miller, M. D. (Collins' Ky. Hist.) 


Section 3. In the fall of 1784 Col. John Miller left his home and 
friends in Albemarle and came to Kentucky, at that time a part of 
Virginia, and settled in the cane on the head waters of Otter Creek, 
in Madison county, the very spot where the city of Richmond is, 
and acquired property there, which he improved, building the first 
house at the place. He was among the first magistrates of the 
county by commission from His Excellency, Patrick Henry, Governor 
of Virginia. The town of Richmond was laid off "beginning at" 
John Miller's fodder house, and the Legislature authorizing the re- 
moval of the county seat from Milford to Richmond, directed the 
Court to adjourn to "John Miller's barn." 


Section 4. In Hardin County, Col. Nicholis Miller, Dan Ver- 
trees and others, went one day in pursuit of a maurading band of 
Indians, came suddenly upon them when a desperate fight ensued. 
At the first shot Vertrees fell, another was siezed by a powerful 
savage, who wrenched the gun from his hands, and was in the act 

52 Flisfori/ and Gmcalogies 

of tomyhawking him, when Miller quickly killed the Indian, causing 
the other marauders to flee in confusion. (Collins' Ky. Hist.) 


Section 5. History relates that in June, 1794, from his head- 
quarters at Fort Greenville, Ohio, General Wayne (Mad Anthony) 
dispatched a company of his men, among whom was one Henry 
Miller, with orders to bring into camp an Indian as a prisoner to 
be questioned as to the enemy's intention. Henry Miller had been 
raised among the Indians, having been captured in his youth, with 
his younger brother, Christopher Miller, and adopted into their 
tribe — the younger brother still remained with the savages. Press- 
ing on cautiously into the Indian country they finally found a camp 
on the Anglaize River of three Indians — situated on a high, open 
piece of ground — the only shelter near was a large newly fallen 
tree, the top thereof full of leaves — going round to the rear of the 
camp, they went on their all fours, sheltered by the tree top, to 
within about sixty yards of the camp. The Indians were busy cook- 
ing meat, making merry antics, and having a big time, unaware 
of danger. One of the white party, a perfect athlete, was to cap- 
ture one Indian, while Miller and another comrade were to manage 
the other two. Two of the Indians being quickly slain, the other 
Indian fled down the river bank, turned suddenly and sprang off the 
bluff into the water to cross. The river bottom was of soft mud, 
and the Indian sank down half way up his body: before he could 
get out one of the men (McClellan) was upon him threatening to 
kill him unless he threw up his hands and surrendered, and he did 
surrender. After washing the mud and paint off of him he was 
found to be a white man. He refused to speak or give an account 
of himself. He was tied on a horse and the party, with their pris- 
oner, set out for headquarters, Henry Miller riding along by his 
side, and in the Indian language tried to engage him in conversa- 
tion. At length it flashed across Henry Miller's mind that he 
might be his long lost brother, and he called him by his brother's 
Indian name, which surprised the prisoner, and with an eager look 
he asked how he knew his name — the mystery was then and there 
solved — they were brothers. Providence had spared him, while his 
savage companions were slain. Arriving at the fort, the prisoner 
was put in the guard-house, refusing to give up his Indian habits — 
in taste and manners he was an Indian. Days went by before he 
quit his sulkiness and reserve and talked with any freedom. At 
last, on promise of release, he agreed to give up his savage life 
and join Wayne's army. He kept his faith, and became as trusty 
as his brother Henry in his new relation of life. (Collins Ky. His.) 


Section 6. He was taken prisoner by the Indians in 1783, 
when about fifteen years of age, and remained a prisoner among 
them (an Indian by adoption and mode of life) for eleven years. 
In 1794, he was taken from them as narrated in Section 5, and 
immediately entered into the service under General Wayne, going 
into the environs of the Indian towns, taking prisoners from them 
and bringing them to his general. It became necessary to send an- 
other flag of peace to the enemy — several having been sent and 
none returned. The eyes of the officers were centered on Miller. 
He was approached by General Wayne and given the assurance that 

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if he would undertake the task, and should succeed, he should re- 
ceive from the government an independent fortune. The airange- 
ment was made and Miller as ambassador set out on his perilous 
mission — anxious eyes followed him, but with scarcely a gleam of 
hope that he would ever return. 

Two years before Col. Hardin and Ma.i. Truman had gone on a 
similar errand of peace, but never returned, their lives paying the 
forfeit of a misplaced confidence. But Miller performed his under- 
taking — effected the object of his mission and returned safely. 
Peace was concluded. Time went on, General Wayne died, and 
Miller was forgotten. Once he applied to Congress, but for want 
of sufficient proof of his extraordinary service Congress made him 
no allowance. 

On January lo, 1819, a quarter of a cent\iry after the service 
had been rendered and when he (Miller) was the acting representa- 
tive from Hardin County, the Legislature of Kentucky unanimously 
adopted a resolution setting forth the facts as herein related, as 
within the personal knowledge of several members of that body, 
and appealing to Congress to make a liberal provision for Christo- 
I)her Miller, to whom they conceived the general government greatly 
indebted, not only upon the principle of rewarding real merit, but 
on the score of justice founded on a promise made by a man or the 
part of the United States on whose assurance Miller had a right 
to rely. (Collins.) 


Section 7. The first white men (according to history) known 
to have navigated the Licking River for any distance were The 
John Hinkson and The John Miller Companies, of fourteen men 
each, hereinbefore mentioned in Section 1, who passed in canoes co 
the Lower Blue Licks on Main Licking, and thence out into Bourbon 
and Hardin Counties, to build cabins, make improvements and 
pitch crops. (Collins.) 

Section 8. Samuel Freeman Miller (1816-1890) an American 
jurist, born in Richmond, Madison county, Ky., in 1816, graduated 
at the Medical Department of Transylvania University in 1838, and 
removed to Barboursville to practice his profession and read law 
under Judge Ballinger and was a thorough emancipationist. He 
removed to Iowa in 1850, where he became conspicuous as a jurist, 
and was appointed Justice of the United States Supreme Court by 
President Lincoln: his decisions gave him a National reputation and 
he was especially noted for his opposition to the encroachments of 
railroad corporations. He became a great historical character — 
probably one of the ablest on the bench.. 

In 1877 he was a member of the Electoral Commission and in 
1887 was the Orator of the Continental Constitution Celebration 
held at Philadelphia. 

He was, during his whole life, deeply intei-ested about the moun- 
tains of Kentucky. In his beginning as a lawyer, he, Richard H. 
Menefee, Silas F. Woodson (afterwards Governor of Missouri. 
1872-4), Judge Ballinger (afterwards a Federal Judge of Texas), 
and many others, the most talented of the young men of the State, 
and we might say of any other state, were members of a County 
Debating Club, which convened weekly for the discussion of some 
select subject, in which could be heard abler debates than in the 
halls of Congress. 

54 History and Genealogies 

Section 9. Members of the General Assembly of Kentucky and 
Constitutional Convention bearing the name Miller: 


Christopher Miller, from the County of Hardin, 1818-19; 
182 2-3 

Robert Miller, from the County of Madison, 1829, 1834-8. 
Isaac P. Miller, from the County of Jefferson, 1851-5. 


John Miller, from the County of Madison, 1792-4. 

John Miller, from the County of Harrison, 1801. 

Nicholas Miller, from the County of Hardin, 1801, 1803, 1804. 

Daniel Miller, from the County of Madigson, 1806, 1808, 1811. 

Major William Miller, from the County of Madison, 1814. 

Maurice L. Miller, from the County of Jefferson, 18 20, 1821. 

Clayton Miller, from the County of Adair, 1824. 

James Miller, from the County of Simpson, 1825. 

Robert Miller, from the County of Jefferson, 1831. 

Warwick Miller, from the County of Jefferson, 1834-40. 

Isaac P. Miller, from the County of Jefferson, 1842-3, 184 7. 

Robert Miller, from the County of Jefferson, 1848. 

William D. Miller, from the County of Knox, 1849. 

Gearge W. Miller, from the County of Laurel, 1852-5. 

William Malcolm Miller, from the County of Madison, 1855-7. 

Otho Miller, from the County of Clinton, 1861-3. 

William H. Miller, from the County of Ohio, 1863-5. 

Martin Miller, from the County of Cumberland, 18 67-9. 

Pearson Miller, from the County of Wayne, 1873-5. 

Thomas Miller, from the County of Breckinridge, 1873-5. 

Richard White Miller, from the County of Madison, 1904-5-6. 


William H. Miller, from the County of Lincoln. 

William H. Miller, from the County of Ohio. 

From the first settlement of Kentucky, whilst her territory was 
a part of Virginia, before and after she was admitted as a state of 
the Union — down through the years to this day the name has 
furnished a representative from some section in the law-making de- 
partment, as well as in various important offices created to carry 
the laws into effect. 

Section 10. Lieutenant William Miller. — But one instance is 
found recorded in the pioneer period of Kentucky where the Miller 
name has been reproached, and that in Estill's defeat at Little Moun- 
tain, in which Lieutenant William Miller has been charged by some 
writers or reporters with the cowardly act of ingloriously desert- 
ing with his few men, thereby losing the day. 

Such an act is not characteristic of the family, and if true, de- 
served unreserved censure. 

Miller and his men, six in all, under order had crossed the 
creek and came in combat with the Indians, and two of his men 
were killed and two others wounded before he retreated. Was this 
cowardice? The remaining force, under Col. Eskill retreated im- 
mediately after the death of Eskill and eight of his men. 

One historian writes: "One-third on each side had fallen, and 
the fire was still vivid and deadly as at the opening of the combat. 

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Estill, dett'iniined to bring it to a close, ordered Lieutenant Miller 
to turn their Hank with six men and attack them in the rear. While 
Miller was making a small detour to the right for the purpose, most 
probably of executing his orders in good faith (over unknown 
ground — for there are various constructions placed upon his con- 
duct) the Indian commander became aware of the division of his 
adversary's force, and, with that rapid decision which so often 
flashed across Napoleon's battle fields, and whether exibiied upon 
a great or small scale, mark the great commander — determined to 
frTistrate the plan by crossing the creek with his whole force and 
overwhelming Estill, now weakened by the absence of Miller. 
This bold thought was executed with determined courage, and after 
a desperate struggle. Estill was totally overpowered and forced from 
the ground with slaughter: himself and nearly all his officers were 
killed, and it was but a poor consolation that an equal loss had 
l)een inflicted on the enemy. (Collins.). 

The view of the matter as expressed in the above quotation seems 
to be the most reasonable and certainly the most charitable. 

In executing such an order over unknown ground. It matters 
not with how great diligence the subaltern was trying to carry it 
out. under the strain and trying ordeals of the moment, a very 
short time would seem to the commander and those with him as a 
long while. 

Had the Wyandotts been repulsed, under the circumstances p^^ 
they were at that time, would Miller have been censured? v^er- 
tainly not. Nothing succeeds like success. 

In the recent bloody slaughter of the Russians and .lapanese in 
which the great Russian leaders were out generated in every en- 
gagement, although bringing to bear their best endeavors, they did 
not escape censure by the Russian Czar when they should have 
been extolled, the Russian authorities thrusting the blame on faith- 
ful under officers, who had exposed themselves and men to the 
storms of battle, contagious disease and hardships indescribable. 

Section 11. .John Miller. September 25, 1787, came into court 
and made oath that he had served nine days as Commissioner, and 
a certificate is ordered him accordingly. 

January 2 8, 1787. On motion of John Miller, his ear mark, 
to-wit: A crop and two slits in the left ear, is ordered to be re- 

October 4, 1791. John Miller produced his commission as Col- 
onel of Militia. 

Section 12. Ichabod B. Miller was a settler in Kenton County 
as early as 1788. 

Section 13. Jacob Miller's name appears on the original roll 
and muster of scouts in the U. S. service ordered by Brig. General 
Charles Scott, of Kentucky, on the frontiers of Madison County from 
May 1, 1792 to August 22, 1792, with six other names on the roll. 

Section 14. Major Anderson Miller, in 180.5, made up a large 
lot of gun powder at his father's home in the Northern part of Jes- 
samine County; hauled it by wagon to Louisville, .bought a flat 
boat and shipped it to New Orleans, which was very profitable to 
him. (Collins). 

Section 15. Madison Court House and County Seat — March 6, 
1798 (B page 49). The commissioners appointed by law to ascer- 
tain the losses that the citizens of the town of Milford may sustain 

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by the removal of the Seat of Justice therefrom made report thereof 
which was ordered to be recorded. 

The Court having considered all circumstances agreeable to an 
act entitled "An act for moving the Seat of Justice, and for other 
purposes for the County of Madison," they are of opinion that it is 
expedient to move it to the centre of population. 

Ordered that the ridge near John Miller's barn, and lirick kiln, 
is appointed and fixed on for the permanent seat of justice for this 
county. Ordered that when the Court adjourns today they adjourn 
to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock, at the permanent Seat of Justice ns 
just fixed on this day, there to set in John Miller's barn, by ad- 
journment from time to time till the court house is erected. 

Ordered that the several officers of this court give due attend- 
ance agreeable to the above order. 

March 7, 179 8 (B. page 497). Colonel John Miller of Madison 
County, Kentucky and Colonel James Barby of Madison County, 
Virginia, being the only two persons setting up any claim to the 
land fixed on for the permanent seat of justice for this county and 
adjoining thereto, which have been made known to this court, they 
being present, "wae" called on by this court to show cause why a 
town should not be established adjoining the Public Square to con- 
tain fifty acres of land, to be laid off in lots and streets, and to be 
be disposed of according to law, have consented that the same 
should be done. Ordered that John Miller, Robert Rodes, Green 
Clay, Robert Caldwell and John Patrick or any three of them be 
appointed <is commissioners to let out and superintend at the place 
appointed for the permanent seat of justice the building of the 
Court House, Gaol, Whipping Post, Stocks and Stray Pen, either by 
private or public contract as they may think proper, and that the 
s'd buildings be erected on such plans as they may think 
proper, and that the said commissioners cause to be affixed at each 
corner of the Public Square a stone. 

John Crooke, surveyor of this county, returned the following 
platt and certificate, which was ordered to be recorded: 

Madison, Set., March 7, 1798 
Laid off in Miller's field 2 acres of land for the purpose of erect- 
ing the Public Buildings, etc. Beginning at a stake by the side of 
the fence, near the Fodder House, thence N. 66, W. 17 poles, 15 
foot to a stake; thence N. 24, B. 17 poles 15 foot to a stake; thence 
S. 66, B. 17 poles 15 foot to a stake; thence S. 24, W. 17 poles 15 
foot to the beginning. 

John Crooke, S. M. C. 

July :3, 1798 (B. page 517). On motion of John Miller, a town 
embracing fifty acres of land, v,'as established on his land, and the 
said town was to be known and called by the name of Richmond. 
Lots No. 36, 37, 3 8 and 39 reserved to said John Miller and the 
said fifty acres vested in James French, John Patrick, Willian Ir- 
vine, Archibald Woods, Robert Rodes, William Kearley, William 
Goodloe, Chrisiopher Irvine and Archibald Curie, as trustees, etc. 

Note: — John Crooke was the first surveyor of the county; suc- 
ceeded by his son, Kiah Crooke, and the latter's son, Benjamin F. 
Crooke, now living near the village of Crooksville, on Muddy Creek, 
in Madison county, Kentucky, is a surveyor and has repeatedly been 
elected to the office of County Surveyor. 

Section 16. William Miller, 1782-1849, born in Massachusetts, 

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served on tlie Canadian frontier in 1S12. He proclaimed thai t lie 
coniinii of Christ would occur in 1S4:!, and founded the Sect of 
Adventists, sometimes called Millerites. ( Ajjpleton's Cyclo. ) 

Section 17. Cincinnatus H. (Joaciuan) Millei-, born in 1841. 
He was a western adventurer until 1S6(J, when he became .Judge of 
(Irant county, Oregon, and served till 1870. He has published sev- 
eral poetical and iirose works among them the "Songs of the 
Sierras." (Appleton's Cyclo). 

Section IS. Warner Miller, born in 1838, was a member of 
the New York Legislature from 1874-8. Represented New York in 
the U. S. Congress (Republican) 1878-81, and in the Senate 1881-7. 
I Ai)pleton's Cyclo ) . 

Section 19. William H. H. Miller, born in 1841. He became 
a law partner with General Benjamine Harrison in 1874. Was At- 
torney General in Harrison's Cabinet 1889-93. Appleton's Cyclo). 

Section 20. ,Iohn Franklin Miller, an American soldier, born 
in Union County, Indiana, .July, 1831, died in Washington, D. C. 
May 8, 1886. He was educated at the New York State Law School 
in 18 52, with the degree of L. B., and began the practice of law at 
South Bend. The next year he went to California and th^re prac- 
ticed three years, when he returned to Indiana and resumed the 
practice. He took an active part in the Freemont campaign in 1856. 
He was a member of the State Senate at the outbreak of the Civil 
War. and resigned to become Colonel on the staff of Governor Mor- 
ton and was soon given the command of the 2 9th Indiana Volun- 
teers. On reaching the field of action he was placed in command 
of a brigade, serving almost from the beginning of hostilities in 
the West, under Generals Sherman, Buell, Rosencrans and Thomas. 
At the battle of Stone River he distinguished himself by charging at 
the head of his brigade across the river and driving Breckinridge 
from his position, receiving a bullet in his neck during the charge. 
For his gallantry he was promoted to Brigadier General. In the 
battle of Liberty Gap he made another charge with his brigade, 
and at the moment of victory was stricken down by a second bullet 
which entered his left eye, and lodged in the bone of the forehead. 
Despite the constant pain he carried the bullet for twelve years, 
various surgeons declining to anemnt its removal thorngh fear of 
destroying the other eye, or of impairing his brain, but it was sub- 
sequently extracted in 1875. He commanded the left division of 
SOOO men at the battle of Nashville, and was brevetted a Major 
General for conspicuous bravery. At the close of the war he was 
offered a commission of high rank in the army, but declined it, 
and returned to California to practice law. He was almost imme- 
diately appointed Collector of the Port of San Francisco. After 
serving four years declined a reappointment. He then abandoned 
his i)rofession and engaged in other business pursuits and became 
President of the Alaska Commercial Company. He was a Repub- 
lican candidate for Presidential Elector in 1872, 1876 and ISSO. 
He was a member of the California Constitutional Convention in 
1872. Was elected United States Senator January 12, 1881, and 
took his seat the following March 4. On the organization of the 
4 7th Congress, he was appointed a member of the Committee on 
Foreign Relations, and on Naval Affairs, and in the 4Sth and 49th 
Congresses, was Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations 
and n^ember of the Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment. 

Memorial addresses on the life and character of John Franklin 
Miller (a Senator from California) were delivered in the Senate and 

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House of Representatives in the first session of tlie forty-ninth 
Congress, May 28, and June 19, 1886, with funeral services at the 
City of Washington March 13, 1886, and at San Francisco, Cal., 
March 21, 1886. 

Mr. Stanford, of California, in his address stated that "General 
Miller was descended from two of the most respected families of 
Virginia, and was of Swiss-Scotch extraction, his progenitor on his 
father's side having left Switzerland to find in America what was 
denied him in the land of his birth — the freedom to worship God 
in accordance with the dictates of his own conscience, while his 
paternal grand-mother's family were from Scotland. 

In the first decade of the present (19th) century, his grand- 
father and father who were then located in Franklin County. Vir- 
ginia, decided on leaving that State, and before doing so manumitted 
their slaves. It may be easily supposed that the strong apprecia- 
tion of liberty and the rights of man posessed by John F. Miller 
came to him as a natural heritage from a father and grand-father 
whose sense of justice and liberty was so great as to impel them 
to make a voluntary sacrifice at a time when slavery was by many 
held to be lawful and right. Having started out from Virginia, 
the first halting place of the Miller family was at a point in Ken- 
tucky on the Ohio River, near Maysville, where after a short stay, 
they built flat-boats upon which they floated down the Ohio to the 
present site of Cincinnati. Subsequently the family home was 
chosen in Union County, Indiana, near Indian Creek, in the great 
Miami Valley. By a coincidence, the maternal branch of John F. 
Miller's family was of the same name as the paternal. His mother's 
father, John Miller, was a Colonel commanding volunteer forces in 
Indiana and Ohio, during the war of 1812, and won an extensive 
reputation for his successful warefare against the British and their 
Indian allies. His father was a man of great force of character, a 
natural leader, and exercised a wide and powerful influence in the 
state of his adoption. Here in Union County, Indiana, a few miles 
from Cincinnati, John F. Miller was born. A short time after his 
birth the family removed to South Bend, where his early days were 

Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, who became a subordinate to John F. 
Miller at a time when neither had received or witnessed the bap- 
tism of blood, si)oke knowingly and eloquently of General Miller's 
war record, his unflinching discharge of duty and yet always con- 
siderate of the rights of men and that today his memory is green 
among the men who loved the Union in Nashville, and he is held 
in high regard among the people who at that time were the ene- 
mies of the Union. Mr. Grosvenor testified of his own personal 
regard for the memory of John F. Miller. 

Mr. Stanford further said: "But Senator Miller manifested in 
various ways, official and personal, his fidelity and consistency in 
another sphere of life and duty. He adorned the doctrine of God 
our Saviour in all things, and was a good soldier of Christ, and when 
words vv'ere no more possible signified by gesture that his faith did 
not fail or falter. General Miller's life was a success. The work 
he undertook he did well, whether in camp, in commerce or in 
Congress.. He gained commendation on every side and in every 
path of duty in which he walked. Impartial history will delight 
to place his name as a private and public citizen, high among those 
who are worthy examples for their countrymen to admire and im- 

General Miller married Miss Mary Chess, of Penns\lvania. 

/fishini mill (i'i'm'(ili)(/ii>.^ .V.) 

Two childnMi were born of this nuuriage — a son :ind a thumhtor. 
The son died in SanFranoisco in 1S7S, at the age of seven years; 
the daughter survives. (From Memorial Addresses on the Life 
and Character of John Franklin Miller, in the U. S. Senate nnd 
House of Representatives, 1st session 4 9th Congress). 

Section 21. James Miller, an American General, born in Peiers- 
borough, N. H., April 25, 1776, died in Temple, N. H., July 7, 1X51. 
He was educated in the law, but in 1S08 he entered the Army as 
Major. In May 1813, he participated in the capture of Fort George. 
As Colonel of the 21st Infantry he fought with gallantry at Chip- 
pewa and Lundy's Lane. The success of the Americans in the 
hitter conflict was in the main due to the capture of a British 
l)attery by his command. 

In reply to General Scott's inquiry if he could take the bat- 
tery, he said, "I'll try. Sir." For these services he was brevetted 
Brigadier-General, and received from Congress a gold medal. He 
was" Governor of Arkansas Territory 1819 to 1825, and Collector 
of Customs at Salem, Massachusetts from 182 5 to 18 49. (Apple- 
ton's Cyclo.) 

Section 2 2. Benigne Emmanuel Clemant Miller, a French Phil- 
ologist, born in Paris in 1812. (Id.) 

Section 23. Edward Miller, an American physician, born in 
Dover, Delaware, May 9, 1760, died in New York, March 17, 1812. 
Attended medical lectures in the University of Pennsylvania: spent 
about a year in the Military Hospital at Baskingridge, X. J., and in 
17 82 went to France as the surgeon of an Armed ship. In 1783 
entered on the practice of medicine in Maryland, and in 1788, 
graduated as M. D. in the University of Pennsylvania.. In 179 6 he 
removed to New York and with Doctors Mitchell and Smith com- 
menced the publication of the "Medical Repository" the first Amer- 
ican Medical Journal. In 18 03 he was appointed resident physi- 
cian of the City of New York. He was a member of the American 
Philisophical Society. Professor of the Theory and Practice of 
Physics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and one of the 
physicians of the New York Hospital. His "Report on the Yellow 
Fever of New York in 1805," is the source from which most later 
authors have drawn their arguments in support of the non-conta- 
geous nature of yellow fever. His writings with a biographical 
sketch were published by his brother, the Rev. Samuel Alilb;>r. (Id.) 

Section 2 4. Hugh Miller, a British Geologist, born a^ Cromarty 
on the East coast of Scotland, October 10. 1S02, died at Portabello, 
near Edinburg, December 2 6, 185 6. He belonged to that half 
Scandanavian population inhabiting the shores of the German ocean 
from Fife to Caithness. On his father's side he was fourth in de- 
scent in a line of sailors from John Feddis, one of the last of the 
buchaneers on the Spanish Main, who returned to Cromarty to enjoy 
his money, and built "the long low house" in which his distin- 
guished great grand son passed his youth. On his mother's side he 
was of Highland blood, and fifth in descent from Donald Roy of 
Ross-shire, famed for his piety and his second eye sight. His father 
was drowned in a tempest in 1S07, a fate which had befallen several 
of his ancestors. (Id.) 

Section 25. James Miller, a Scottish surgeon, born in 1812, 
died June 17, 18 64. He was Professor of Surgery in the University 
of Edinburg for more than twenty years, and at the time of his 
death of Pictorial Anatomy to the Royal Academy and consulting 

(id Histonj anil GciwiiJogies 

surgeon to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburg and the Royal Hospital 
for sick children. He is especially noted for his Systematic Treatise 
on the "Principles and Practice of Surgery" (Edinburg, 1844), 
which passed through four editions and is highly esteemed. (Id.) 

Section 26. Joseph Miller, an English actor, born probably in 
London in 1684, died there in 1738. He was popular on the stage, 
and performed with repute in several of Congreve's best comedies, 
particularly in "Love for Love" and "The Old Bachelor," to the suc- 
cess of which he is said to have materially contributed. In 17 39 a 
book of jests passing under his name and supposed to be the com- 
pilation of John Motley, author of the "Life of Peter the Great," 
was published in London and has gained a celebrity which preserves 
the name of its assumed author. (Id.) 

Section 27. Samuel Miller, an American clergyman, born near 
Dover, Delaware, October 31, 17 69, died in Princeton, New Jersey, 
January 7, 18 50. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania 
in 1789, from which he received the degree of D. D. in 1804. He 
studied theology and was licensed to preach in 1791, and in June, 
1793, was installed as colleague pastor with Doctors Rodgers and 
MacKnight of the First Presbyterian Chruch in New York City. 
He became very distinguished. (Id.) 

Section 2 8. Thomas Miller, an English author, was born in 
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, August 31, 1807; died in Loudon, Oc- 
tober 2 5, 187 4. He was at first a farmer's boy, devoted his leisure 
hours to study, and while following the trade of a basket-maker 
began to attract attention by his verses and occasional pieces in 
prose, chiefly describing rural life and scenery. He came under the 
notice of Moore, Campbell and Rogers, and the last named enabled 
him to set up as a book-seller, and thenceforth he became an indus- 
trious writer. Among his numerous novels are "Royston Gower," 
1838; "Fair Rosamond," 1839; "Lady Jane Grey," 1840; "Gideon 
Giles, the Roper," 1841; and "Godfrey Malvern," 1842. The most 
popular of his writings are his country books, including, "A Day in 
the Woods," "Beauties of the Country," "Rural Sketches," "Pic- 
tures of Country Life," "Country Scenes," etc. He also wrote a 
"History of the Anglo-Saxons" and Lives of Turner, Beattie and 
Collins. His poetical works are "Common Wayside Flowers," 1841; 
"Poetical Language of Flowers," 1847; "Original Poems of My Chil- 
dren," 1850, and "Songs for British Riflemen," 1860. (Id.) 

Section 29. William Allen Miller, an English chemist, born in 
Ipswick, December 17, 1817; died in Liverpool, September 30, 1870. 
At fifteen years of age he was apprenticed to his uncle, who was 
Surgeon to the General Hospital in Birmingham. At the expiration 
of five years he entered the Medical Department of King's College, 
London, where he studied chemistry under Dr. Daniell, whom he 
assisted in his laboratory. In 1840 he spent some time in the labo- 
ratory of Liebig in Giessen, became Demonstrator of Chemistry in 
King's College, and in 18 45 Professor of Chemistry. With Dr. 
Daniell he had investigated the electrolysis of salts, conducting all 
the experiments. In 1851 he was appointed a commissioner on 
the water supply of London and an assayer of the mint. He was 
the author of an important treatice entitled, "Elements of Chemis- 
try, Theoretical and Practical," London, 18 69, and of many scien- 
tific papers. (Id.) 

Section 30. Miller's Station, settled in 178 4 by John Miller, 

//ishtn/ mill (Iriicilhn/ii's (jj 

about one mile from Hinkston Creek, towarfls Blue Licks, and one 
mile northeast of Millersburj;', Ky. 

Section 31. Miller's Bottom was on the Kentucky River, above 
the mouth of Station Camp Creek, some Iwenty-odd miles from 
Estill's Old Station in Madison County, Ky. The trace mostly trav- 
eled in 17S0-1 between the two places led from Estill's Station by 
:\Iulberry Lick to Hoy's Lick on a branch of Station Camp about a 
half mile below where Harris Massie lived, thence down Hoy's Lick 
Branch a short distance, thence leaving Hoy's Lick Branch on the 
right, and what is now called Crooked Creek on the right, down into 
Station Camp Bottom, thence the bottom to a ford opi)osite the 
Little Picture Lick, thence up the Kenucky River to Miller's Bottom. 

Section 32. John Harris Miller, born in Lincoln County, Ky., 
February 2 7, 183 2, and died there in 1905, was American Consul 
to Falkland Islands under the second administration of President 
Cleveland (1896-1900). He was a humorous and spicy writer -in the 
non de plume "Happy Jack." His productions were very amusing 
and much complimented by the readers. 

Section 33. William Miller, made final settlement of his ac- 
counts as Sheriff of Madison County, Ky., in 1825. 

Section 34. Joseph Miller, in 1824, was recommended and re- 
ceived from Governor Joseph Desha a commission as High Sheriff 
of Madison County, Ky., and qualified as such. 

Section 3 5. List of counties, creeks, towns, etc., in the United 
States named in memory of some member of the Miller family, 
appearing on map: 

Massachusetts — Miller's Falls. 
New York — Miller Corners. 

Miller Place. 


Miller's Mill. 

Miller's Port. 


Miller's Lane. 
Pennsylvania — Miller (Cameron County). 

Miller (Xorthampton County). 

Miller Farm. 

Miller's (Lycoming County). 

Miller's (Lehigh County). 


Miller's Station. 


Millerstown Station. 


Maryland — Millers. 

Miller's Island. 

Virginia — - Millers. 

Miller's Tavern. 
West Virginia — Miller's Fork (creek). 

Miller (Marshall County). 

Miller (Morgan County). 


Miller's Camp Branch. 
Georgia — Miller County. 


Jlistori/ mid Genealogies 

Florida — 

Alabama — 



Kentucky — 
Ohio — 


Illinois — 
Michigan — 
Minnesota — 

Iowa — 
Missouri — 

Arkansas — 
Texas — 

Oklahoma — 
Kansas — • 

Nebraska — 


Miller's Ferry. 

Millerton (14 miles west of Jacksonville). 

Millerton (Orange County). 

Miller's Creek. 


Miller Ferry. 





Millers (Washington County). 


Millers (10 miles southeast of Marysville), 

Miller's Creek. 




Miller City. 

Millers (Fairfield County). 

Millers (Lorain County). 

Millers (Guernsey County). 



Miller Station. 



Millers (Lake County). 

Millers (Gibson County). 

Millers (Spencer County). 

Millers (Bartholomew County). 

Millersburg (Lawrence County). 

Millersburg (Elkhart County). 










Miller County. 





Miller County. 


Miller Grove. 







Ilisliir// mid (iciicnUjijies 



Soiiih Dakota- 

- Miller. 


Wyoming- — 

Miller Creek. 

Washington — 

Miller Creek. 

Colorado — 

Miller Creek. 

New Mexico — 


Arizona — 

Miller's Peak (mountain). 

California — 

Miller (Mendocino County) 

Miller (Maria County). 


Miller (Fresno County). 

Oregon — 

Miller's Creek. 


Washington — 


Alaska — 

Miller Creek. 



Article 1 — This Family is of Aiiftlo-Scotch-Irish-Franco-Gerniaii 
Jiii\tiu-<>, heavily charged with Gerinan. The Geriiuui mode of 
spelling the name is Mueller, or Muller. 

The several strains of blood had mixed in the Miller name and 
numerous branches had run into nearly if not every province of Eu- 
rope. Keeping pace with the descendants would be just a little 
smaller undertaking than counting the curiosities thrown ashore by 
the mighty waves of the ocean, and to fathom the depths of the 
penetration of this blood into the strains of the nations would be 
more than the life work of an individual. 

It must suffice that in a very, very limited measure does this vol- 
ume deal somewhat traditionally with the beginning of this Miller 
family in America. 

The unwritten or traditional record is that before the middle of 
the eighteenth century a number of the name (brothers, their wives 
and children and sisters) to secure to themselves liberty and that 
freedom to worship God as the dictates of their own consciences 
longed for, and for the betterment of their conditions in a material 
sense, came from Ireland to America. In the day of their immigra- 
tion there was a great influx of people into the American colonies 
from the old world, and that Robert Miller and his wife and prob- 
ably his children, or the older ones, set forth in Chapter 3, were 
immigrants and that they settled in the Colony of Virginia. Some 
of the immigrants of this family located probably in Pennsylvania 
and more northerly parts. 

Miss Mary B. Miller, of Huntsville, Alabama, a great grand- 
daughter of Colonel John Miller and his wife, Jane Dulaney (set 
forth in Sec. 7 of Chap. :] and Chap. 1 4 ) has in her possession the 
old leather-covered Biljle containing the family record, reaching as 
far back as 1732, which the immigrants aforesaid brought w-ith 

G4 History and Genealogies 

them from Ireland (the exact date of the immigration we are unable 
to state). 

The shades of time and the absence of records have obscured 
many facts and circumstances touching the early history of this 
family. A systematic, thorough search of the early court and other 
records of the old colonies would, it is believed, reveal a great deal 
of history that would be interesting to the present and coming gen- 
erations of this family with the facts presented just as they were. 
That there were immigrations of the name anterior and posterior 
to the above mentioned is not questioned. 

The writer has not the lucrative means to launch into the in- 
vestigation of this interesting question as he would like and must 
be somewhat content with just the little that is in hand. 

The numerous descendants of the immigrants have scattered and 
distributed themselves all over the continent — in the villages, towns 
and cities, on the farms and elsewhere, as farmers, preachers, law- 
yers, physicians, men of letters, men of commerce, stockmen, scien- 
tists, soldiers, politicians, fanatics, etc. Some have gained fame and 
are noted in history. And whilst all, by several rungs, have not 
reached the top of the ladder, but some to the contrary, notwithstand- 
ing, as a whole their record has not been surpassed by any other 
one name in our great nation. 

The Miller name has been well represented in every great pa- 
triotic endeavor of our country — in the early colonial wars, in the 
Revolutionary war, in the war of 1812, in the Mexican war, in the 
various Indian wars, in the great Civil war of 18 62, wherein father 
was arrayed against son and son against father, and brother against 
brother, etc., each contending for the right as he saw it, and in 
which many gave up their lives for the cause they espoused. 

From 1780 to 179 5 there were great streams of people flowing 
as a mighty tide from Virginia and other colonies or states to Ken- 
tucky — the Millers, the Woodes, the Harrises, the Wallaces, the Mau- 
pins, and the Kavanaughs from Virginia, and the Oldhams from the 
Dan and Yadkin Rivers of North Carolina (who had gone thither 
from Fauquier County, Virginia) were in the stream increasing in 
no small measure the tide of immigration into the Dark and Bloody 
Ground, traveling the only highways which had been blazed and 
trodden by the immortalized pioneer. Colonel Daniel Boone, and his 
compatriots, known as Boone's Trace, the Wilderness Road, and 
the Long Hunter's Path, etc. Many of these immigrants located 
in Madison County, and many in other parts of Kentucky. Many 
later on moving further west and some southward. A great many 
of them when they came to Kentucky were men of mature years, 
with families of their own; others finding help-meets after settling 
in their newly adopted home. 

Other facts more especially pertaining to individuals will be 
set forth in the following chapters. 

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riiAi"ri-:i; .;. 


of Virginia. 

(Mentioned in Cliapter 2.) 

AitHlo 1. — lIolM'it Mill*!', St'iiioi-, of Vii-oinia, so styled because he 
had a son named IJobeit and IxM-ause hv made his permanent 
home in Viij;iiiia. 

Tlie place and date of his birth we are unable to state with cer- 
tainty, but he was probably born in Ireland near the beginning of 
the eighteenth century, and was the father of our branch of the Vir- 
ginia family. He had German blood in his veins, besides other 
strains mentioned in Chapter 2. About the year 1731 he was mar- 
ried to ]\Iiss Ann Lynn. They probably settled in Goochland, Or- 
ange, or Albemarle County, where they reared the family. 

The formation of counties of Virginia, unless one be perfectly 
familiar with the dates of the formations and of the exact locality 
of the home, connected with close study and thought, makes it 
difRcult at this day to state with exactness the county in which was 
located the home of a person one hundred and fifty to seventy-five 
years ago. 

The subject was a man of high standing and fidelity to his coun- 
try, to which he had affirmed allegiance. He gave his children good 
breeding, a good name and fair education — this family has ever 
since been one of integrity and above reproach — and aided a great 
deal not only in the development of Virginia, but in the settlement, 
development and growth of Kentucky and the west and the influ- 
ence of same exercised in the nation. They had three daughters 
and three sons. It is probable that every one of his sons served in 
the war for independence; his son .John was a lieutenant and his 
son Robert was a private in the Virginia line. Their children were: 

Section 1. Elizabeth Miller, born November 1.5, 1732. 

Section 2. Robert Miller, born May 5, 1734. He married about 
the year 1763 to Margaret Maupin, a daughter of Daniel Maupin 
and Margaret Via, his wife, of Albemarle County, Va., (see Part .5, 
Chap. 3, Sec. 10) of whom further history is given in Chapter 4, 
styled Robert Miller, Junior, of Orange, because he established his 
home in Orange County. 

Section 3. Thomas Miller, born March 20, 1736. In the family 
register of the late Colonel Thomas W. Miller, of Stanford Ky., is 
the note that this subject was buried in Kentucky, but the date and 
place of his death and burial are not given. One Thomas Miller, 
in ITS 3, was an attorney at law of the Albemarle Bar, at Char- 
lottesville, Va. 

Section 4. Ann Miller, born November 1.5, 1739. 

Section 5. Margaret Miller, born May 5, 1742. 

Section 6. Colonel .John Miller, born January 1, 17 50. He 
married Jane Dulaney. They immigrated to Kentucky and settled 
in Madison County. Further details are given in Chapter 14. 


66 Histori/ mul GcnenUxjics 



of Orange. 

(Named in Chapter 3, Section 2.) 

Article 1. — Robert Miller, Junior, of Orange, a son of Robert Miller, 
Senior, of Virginia, and Ann l^ynn, bis wife, was born 'Slay 5, 
1734, jH'obably in Ireland, and oani<' to America, as stated in 
Cliapter 2. 

About the year 1763 he was married to Margaret Maupin, a 
daughter of Daniel Maupin, Senior, and Margaret Via, his wife," 
whose home was in Albemarle County, Virginia, and where the said 
Daniel Maupin died in 17 88 (see Part 5, Chap. 3, Sec. 10). Robert 
Miller acquired lands in Orange County, Virginia, on which he set- 
tled and established his home, and where he died in 1806. After 
his death his widow, Margaret, qualified as administratrix of his 
estate. A copy of the inventory and appraisement of his personal 
estate is presented, to-wit: 

"Pursuant to an order of tlie Worshipful Court of Orange Coun- 
ty, to us directed, we have proceeded to appraise the estate of Rob- 
ert Miller, dec'd., the schedule of which is hereto annexed. Octo- 
ber 20, 18 06. 

£ s. d. 

Mourning, a negro woman, appraised at 4 3 

Jacob, a negro man, appraised at 78 

Martin, a negro boy, appraised at 78 

One bedstead and furniture, appraised at 10 

One bedstead and furniture, appraised at 12 

Two bedsteads and furniture, appraised at 16 

One flax wheel and spools, appraised at 9 

Two woman's saddles, appraised at 2 8 

One desk, and one clock, and case, appraised at 18 10 

One cupboard, and walnut table, appraised at 6 6 

One parcel of old books, and 1 dictionary, appraised at 2 6 

Ten chairs and one looking glass, appraised at 1 14 

One pair steelyards, appraised at 6 

One pair fire dogs, pipe tongs and fire tongs, ap- 
praised at 16 

One coffee can and one reel, appraised at 9 

One case of bottles, appraised at 3 

One safe, coffee mill and tea kettle, appraised at 18 

Three pots, one oven, two pairs hooks, two pot racks, 

one skillet, appraised at 2 8 

One bake plate and frying pan, appraised at 2 8 

Five pewter basins, nine plates and three dishes, ap- 
praised at 2 8 

One hackel, 1 cotton wheel and snuff box, appraised at 1 7 

One piggin and one old trunk, appraised at 11 

One parcel of old plows, hoes and hilling hoes, ap- 
praised at 1 5 

One pair hames, chains and breeching, appraised at . . . 15 

One roan horse, £16.10, and one gray ditto, £12 28 10 

/fishiri/ find (lrni'(il()</l('s (57 

One brindle cow and calf, £5, one black dillo and 

ditto, £4 9 

One red ditto and ditto, £4.10, one brindle cow, £o.]y 8 7 

One red bull and one cow 4 4 

One s])ire mortar and old saw 7 6 

Seven slegs and two wedges 1 16 

Total £334 9 6 

At a court held for Orange County, at the Court House, on 
Monday, the twenty-sixth day of January, 1807, this inventory and 
appraisement of the estate of Robert Miller, deceased, was returned 
into court and ordered to be recorded. 

A Copy — Attest: C. W. WOOLFOLK, Clerk. 

Robert Miller in his life time to-wit: On the 25th day of April, 
ISOo, in-epared a deed from himself and his wife, Margaret, to their 
son, Thomas Miller, which he, the said Robert, signed in the pres- 
ence of John Plunkett, William Plunkett, and his son, John Miller, 
which was proven in Court, the 2 7th day of June 1803, however, 
his wife, Margaret, for some reason, did not sign and acknowledge 
the deed. The deed was recorded in Deed Book No. 2 3, page 31, 
Orange Circuit Court. A copy is in hand in these words: 

"This indenture made this 25th day of April, one thousand 
eight hundred and three, between Robert Miller and Margaret, his 
wife, of the County of Orange, of the one part, and Thomas Miller, 
of the County aforesaid, of the other part, witnesseth: That the 
said Robert Miller, for the consideration of the sum of five hundred 
pounds in hand paid, hath granted, bargained and sold unto the 
said Thomas Miller, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract or 
parcel of land purchased of Jos. Eddins and Peter Thornton. To have 
and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances 
unto the said Thomas Miller, his heirs and assigns forever, to his 
and their own proper use. And the said Robert Miller, for himself, 
his heirs, executors and administrators, doth further covenant that 
he shall and will (warrant) the said land, with its appurtenances, 
unto the said Thomas Miller, his heirs and assigns forever, against 
the lawful claims and interruptions of any person or persons what- 

In witness whereof, the parties have hereto set their hands and 
seals this day and year above written. 

John Plunkett, Robert Miller [Seal ) 

AVilliam Plunkett. 
John Miller. [Seal] 

At a Court held for Orange County, at the Court House, on 
Monday, the 2 7th day of June, 180 3, this indenture was proved by 
the oaths of John Plunkett, William Plunkett and John Miller, 
witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. 

Test. Reynolds Chapman, Clerk. 
A copy from Deed Book No. 23, page 31. 

Attest: C. M. Woolfolk, Clerk. 

Robert Miller enlisted January 11, 1777, as a ])rivate soldier in 
Capt. Nathan Reed's company of 14th Virginia Regiment, command- 

(58 Hisionj and Genealogies 

ed by Col. Charles Lewis, of Albemarle County. Col. Lewis died 
in 1779, whilst commander of the post at Charlottesville. In Dec- 
ember, 1778, this company was designated as Captain Reid's com- 
pany of the 10th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Colonel Wil- 
liam Davies. In May, 177 9, the 1st and the 10th Virginia Regiments 
were consolidated and the Company was called Captain Nathan 
Reid's and Lieutenant-Colonel Hopkins' Company, 10th Virginia 
Regiment, commanded by Colonel William Davies, and sometimes 
referred to as the 1st and 10th Virginia Regiment. 

These facts are confirmed by the records and Pension Office, 
War Department, at Washington, D. C. 

The 1st Virginia Regiment was engaged in the battles of Brandy- 
wine, Germantown, Guilford Court House, Camden, Ninety-Six and 
Eutaw Springs. The 14th Virginia Regiment was in the battles of 
Long Bridge, King's Mountain and Ninety-Six, and the 10th Vir- 
ginia Regiment .n the battles of Guilford Court House, Eutaw 
Springs and Yorktown. 

History shows that Captain Nathan Reed's company experienced 
hard service. 

The canteen and flint lock pistols carried and used by Robert 
Miller, whilst a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, his son, Daniel 
Miller, brought with him when he emigrated from Virginia to Madi- 
son County, Kentucky, and which he safely kept till his death in 
1841. After his death these war relics passed into the hands of 
his youngest son, Christopher Irvine Miller, which he in turn kept 
till iiis death. He used the canteen in his wood-shop as a receptacle 
for oil with which he mixed paints — the oil acting as a preserver of 
the canteen. After the death of C. I. Miller, the canteen went into 
the hands of his son, .James C. Miller, now living on Muddy Creek, 
(postofRce, Moberley, Ky.), where his father lived and died, and he 
yet has the canteen well preserved. The flint-lock pistols and hols- 
ters, it is believed, were turned over to Mrs. Junius B. Park, 
daughter of C. I. Miller, and if same were not destroyed by fire at 
Irvine, Ky., a number of years ago, it is not known where they are. 
It would indeed be gratifying to know that they are intact, and to 
keep and preserve same as relics. 

The oldest child, Daniel Miller, was born May 28, 1764; the 
dates of the birth of the other children are unknown, but their 
births were between the years 176 4 and 17 80. 

Through the years intervening the descendants of Robert Miller 
and Margaret Maupin, his wife, have been distributed over Virginia, 
Kentucky, the West, and elsewhere. Many of them have held 
prominent positions in every walk and calling. His daughters all 
married and raised families, but of them very little data is at hand. 

Their children were: 

Section 1. Daniel Miller, born in the County of Albemarle, 
Colony of Virginia, May 28, 1764. Was nearly grown at the close 
of the Revolutionary War. In Nelson County, Virginia the 2 8th of 
November 1793, he married Susannah Woods. (See Part 2, chap. 
19, section 8.) 

A fuller account is given in chapter 5. 

Section 2. John Miller. It is said that he remained in Virginia, 
married and raised a family. We have not traced his descendants 
or learned his history. 

Section 3. Thomas Miller. Some say that he remained in Vir- 
ginia, married and raised a family. To him his father conveyed his 
land In Orange county April 25, 1803. (Many years ago, these 

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brothers, were visited in Virginia by their nephew, Colonel Thomas 
Woods Miller, at that time a resident of Madison county, Ky., 
afterwards a resident of Stanford, Ky., where he died). 

Section 4. Anna Miller married Mr. Neale. 

Section 5. Elizabeth Miller married Mr. Snell. "a" 

Section 6. Sallie -Miller married .lennings Maupin. (See Part 
5, Chap. 4, Section 10). 

Section 7. Polly Miller married .Mr. Thorne. 

Section 8. Jennie Miller married Mr. Burke. 

Section 9. Susannah Miller married ^Nlr. Begle. 

"a" Mrs. Snell, visited her brother, Daniel Miller in Madison 
county, Ky., after the death of his wife and remained with him 
some time. It is regretted that a fuller account of Daniel Miller's 
brothers and sisters and their descendants is not here given, but we 
have not succeeded in obtaining any further data or knowledge 
of them. 

CHA1?TE1J 5. 


(Named in Section 1, Chap. 4. Part 1). 

Ai'ticle 1. — Daniel Miller, son of Robert .Aliller (Junior) of Orange 
and his wife, >Iargaret Maupin, was bom in the County of 
Albemarle or Orange, Colony of Virginia, May 28, J 764, being 
nearly grown at the close of the Revolutionary War. 

In Nelson County, Virginia the 28th of November, 1793, he was 
married to the daughter of Colonel John Woods and Susannah 
Anderson his wife, namely, Susannah Woods. The said Colonel 
John Woods, being a son of Michael W'oods, senior (afterwards 
called Michael Woods of Blair Park) and his wife, Mary Campbell. 
The said Susannah Anderson being a daughter of Rev. James 
Anderson of Pennsylvania, who was a Presbyterian preacher. 

Daniel ^Miller, April 21, 1779, in Albemarle County, Virginia, was 
one of the signers of a declaration of independence by the citizens 
of said county. 

In the spring of 179.5, about the month of May (we fix this 
date, for his oldest child, Polly, born in 1794, died May 24th, 1795, 
and was buried by the wayside on their journey from Virginia to 
Kentucky), Daniel Miller and his wife and babe, in company with 
his brothers-in-law, Reids, and his wife's sisters, and their families 
and others, left their old home, parents, relatives and friends in Vir- 
ginia, and set out across the wilderness for Kentucky, traveling the 
wilderness road and Boone's trace and reached IMadison County and 
settled on Hickory Lick, a branch of Muddy Creek, where he 
acquired property as follows, as appears from examinations of the 
County Court records, page 223, of Deed Book D., showing that on 
May 3, 179 7, one David Trotter conveyed to him 103 acres of land 
on said creek, and page 3 89 of the same book, showing that on 
^lay 6, 179 8, one Wm. Minix Williams conveyed to him 10 acres 
on the same creek, and page 130 of Deed Book H., showing that on 
March 6, 1798, one Henry Banta conveyed to him 98 acres on the 

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same creek, and page 2 76 of Deed Book K., showing that on Sep- 
tember 3, 1814, one W. W. Williams conveyed to him 100 acres on 
the same creek, and pages 136 and 149 of Deed Book N. showing 
that on April 15, 1818, the heirs of Foster Jones conveyed to him 
100 acres on the same waters, (said land coming to said heirs from 
their grand-father, Christopher Harris, Senior, deceased) making in 
all 501 acres, acquired there by Daniel Miller. He put valuable 
improvements on same and occupied same as a home for a number of 
years for there is where his youngest child was born. He was, 
however ousted of the possession of the greater portion of the 
Hickory Lick lands by General Green Clay, who seems to have had 
prior claims — as was the case in many instances in those days — the 
matter being in litigation between them for sixteen or seventeen 
long years, from 1810 to 1817, the case going at least twice to the 
Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Finally a small part of said land 
was set apart to Daniel Miller, by way of remuneration for improve- 
ments he had put thereon, to which remnant as appears of record 
Green Clay made to said Daniel Miller a quit claim deed in 1817. 

Daniel Miller, by and by parted with what little remained of his 
Hickory Lick purchases (Hickory Lick being a branch of Muddy 
Creek, and his lands being near the mouth of said branch) and 
bought lands on Drowning Creek only a very few miles distant and 
moved there and died there, the 23d of April, 18 41, at the age of 7 6 
years 10 months and 2 5 days. Here he established a blacksmith 
shop, where tlie work in this line of business was done for a large 
part of the surrounding country. He, also, constructed and put 
in operation a grist mill and made meal and flour for the people 
of the vicinage, and Daniel Miller's mill and shop were noted and 
known for miles and miles. A public road was opened to his mill, 
which is to this day called Daniel Miller's Mill Road, and the records 
show when this road was established, and many subsequent entries 
on the records speak of same and often call for the intersection 
and otherwise of the Daniel Miller Mill Road. 

His home on Drowning Creek, as well as his former home on 
Hickory Lick, were on the direct route from Richmond to the county 
seat of Estill County and other mountain county seats, where the 
noted lawyers of his day practiced law, and Daniel Miller's house 
was their stopping place on their way to and fro. 

He was very often commissioned by the court to take deposi- 
tions, appraise "estates, etc., and in 1799 he, Thomas Collins and 
Samuel Gilbert took the depositions of Joseph Proctor the old 
pioneer, Indian fighter and preacher, and others. 

He must have moved from Hickory Lick to Drowning Creek, in 
about the year 1822, and lived there till his death in 1841 — nine 
years of the time a widower, his wife having died in 183 2, for page 
19 3 of Deed Book P., shows that on June 22, 1822, one Robert 
Tevis conveyed to him 327 acres, one rood and 3 4 poles of land on 
Downing Creek and after his daughter Malinda had married John 
H. Shackelford, to-wit: on September 2 4, 183 5, he bought their 
land on Drowning Creek. See Deed Book V., page 361. 

Upon the Tevis land on Drowning Creek he put valuable and 
permanent improvements — the dwelling and other outhouses he 
built, are standing there yet, in a splendid state of preservation. 

Before his death, to-wit: on the 31st of January, 1835, he con- 
veyed his Drowning Creek lands to his two youngest sons Thomas 
■\N. Miller and Christopher Irvine Miller, reserving forever as a 
burial place for his family the plot of ground where his wife was 

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interred, and where his remains were afterwards buried. See Deed 
Book Z., i)age 315. 

After this date, 5tli of Xovember, 1836, he conveyed to Elijah 
Vates his loo acres of laud on Muddy Creek (the reniaindei' of his 
Hickory Lick lands) by deed recoi'ded in Deed Book W., page 396. 

Here in the burial plot above named the mortal remains of 
Daniel Miller and his wife were buried, about two hundred yards 
more or less, somewhat northwest of the dwelling house, and 
stones were put to mark their graves with i)roper inscrii)tions. 
Since then the children had the remains removed and re-interred in 
a lot in the Richmond Cemetery where same now rest, with marble 
stones properly inscribed to identify them. 

They raised to be grown and have families of their own four sons 
and three daughters, all highly respected and regarded — as good 
people as the country produces, mention of whom will be made in 
the sections immediately following. 

It is said of Daniel Miller, that his daughter Malinda reputed to 
be very handsome, was his great favorite and married a gentleman 
of splendid breeding and family to whom no reasonable objection 
could have been raised, but he did not wish his daughter to marry 
and leave him, and after she did marry, and when about to say "good 
bye," and leave for distant parts, he remarked to her "good-bye 
Malinda, I now bury you, for I never expect to see you again," and 
it is told that he never after that time saw her. 

Mr. Wm. L. Blanton, as successor to his father, Greenup D. 
Blanton, now owns and lives at the old Drowning Creek home, and 
a few years ago was making some repairs to the house, in the build- 
ing of which nails made by Daniel Miller with his own hands were 
used, and Mr. Blanton secured a few of these old nails and gave 
them to us, which we now hold as souvenirs. 

Daniel Miller was very exact and systematic in all that he did, 
and it is said of him that he, even when taking off his hat, or 
placing it on his head, would take hold of it every time in the 
same place and in the same way, and that he ever wore a stiff high- 
top or bee-gum hat. 

We have in our possesion a buck-horn handle walking stick made 
of hickory wood and in imitation of real cane, which he used for a 
number of years and which has finger and thumb prints worn into 
the handle by being constantly taken hold of in the same way- — said 
to have been worn in it by himself by long and constant use. The 
cane was handed down to ns through his youngest child — our father 
— and we greatly appreciate it. 

He represented Madison County in the General Assembly of 
Kentucky, in the years 1806, 1808 and 1811, and helped make 
many of the laws of the State in that time. 

His first home on Muddy Creek, was near Debans Run near the 
cabin of Duree where in 1782 Peter Duree, John Bullock and hia 
wife, who was the daughter of old man Duree, were massacred by 
the Indians, which event is related by Ambrose Coffee in deposition 
taken in 1799, by Daniel Miller, Thomas Collins and Samuel Gilbert,, 
commissioners of the court. 

He was a commissioned Major of Militia and was addressed as 

Many old people who were living just a few years ago and a 
few who are now living knew Daniel Miller well, and all would 
speak in high terms of him, and give him a good name and tell 
many interesting stories in regard to his peculiarities. Have seen 
several who have since left the shores of time who spoke of him 

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as a teacher, having gone to school to him and they would invariably 
refer to his pains-taking and the peculiarity and regularity of his 
habits. It seems that he was a man of some education for his day 
and was not satisfied without imparting knowledge to the youth of 
the country. 

At the time of his death he had several grand-children grown or 
nearly grown, who, in after years, had vivid recollections of him and 
who often talked of him besides others of an older generation. They 
all gave him reverence. 

Susannah Woods, his wife, was born in Nelson County, Virginia, 
September 21, 17 68 and died on Drowning Creek August 13, 1832, 
in the 64th year of her age. Mention of her death and burial has 
already been made. She was regarded as a fine woman in appear- 
ance as well as in what she did and it is said she was a great 
favorite of her father. Colonel .John Woods of Albemarle. (See 
Part 2 2, Chap. 19, Section 8). 

Their children are named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Polly Miller a daughter was born in Albemarle 
County, Virginia Octoberl9, 1794, and when her parents were mov- 
ing tlie next spring to Kentucky, she was violently attacked with, 
whooping cough which caused her death May 24, 179.5, age 7 
months and 5 days, and her remains were buried by the wayside 
under a large tree on the route they were traveling. 

Section 2. Colonel Robert Miller, a son, was born in Madison 
County, Kentucky, .June 22, 1796, the year after his parents' ar- 
rival in Kentucky. A further account of whom is given in Chapter 
6, of Part I. 

Section 3. General John Miller, a son, was born in Madison 
County, Kentucky, .June 30, 1798, a narrative of whom will be found 
in Chapter 7, Part 1. 

Section 4. Major James Miller, a son, was born in Madison 
County, Kentucky, August 3, 1800. A further account of whom is 
given in Chapter 8. Part 1. 

Section .5. Elizabeth Miller, a daughter, was born in Madison 
County, Ky., March 28, 1802, and died August 27, 1803. 

Section 6. Susannah Miller, a daughter, was born in Madison 
County, Ky., March 2 6, 18 04. A further account of whom is given 
in Chapter 9. Part 1. 

Section 7. Margaret Miller, a daughter, was born in Madison 
County, Kentucky, December 29, 1805. A further account of 
whom is given in Chapter 10, Part 1. 

Section 8. Malinda Miller, a daughter, was born in Madison 
County, Kentucky, January 15, 1808. A further account of whom 
is given in Chapter 11, Part 1. 

Section 9. Colonel Thomas W^oods Miller, a son, was born in 
Madison County, Kentucky December 3, 1811. A further account 
of whom is given in Chapter 12, Part 1. 

Section 10. Christopher Irvine Miller, a son, was born in 
Madison County, Kentucky, December 20, 1813. A narrative of 
whom will be found in Chapter 13, Part 1. 

Accounts of the aforenamed progeny are set forth in the 
Chapters 6 to 13, following. 

Illslm-i/ (iiiil (icuculiiiju'i 


ClIAPTKi; c. 

(Named in Section 2, Cliapter 5, Part L) 

Article 1. — Cohuicl Itolx'i't Millor, sf)ii of Daiiiol >Iillor aiul Susannah 
Woods, his wit'o. was horn in .AlacUson County, K< ntucky, June 
22, 17!)(>, tiu' year after the arrival of his parents in Kentucky 
from \ irjiinia. 

After coming to manhood he left the 

county of liis hirtli and went to Lincoln 

, County, Kentucky, and lived there a 

number of years, and moved with his 
family to Adair County and made his 
home in Columbia. Robert Miller had 
V: ''.- -^-^mt a good English education and was a 

beautiful scribe; he was of fine address 
and an elegant gentleman. He was 
thrice married, first to Sarah Muri'ell, 
the mother of his children; second, Mary 
Craig, and third, Mrs. Betsy Settle, nee 
Griffin. He died of cholera September 
13, 187 3, aged seventy-seven years, two 
months and eleven days. He was a 
colonel of militia in antebellum days. 
The children of his first marriage: 

Section 1. Susannah .Jane Miller, born May 3, 1823, married 
March 2.5, 184 6, by Rev. F. Rout, to George Frank Lee, son of 
George Lee and Lucy Anderson Thomson, his wife. George F. Lee 
was born December 5, 1820, died August 22, 1896. Mrs. Lee died 
July IS, 1900. Mr. Lee represented his county in the Legislature 
in 18.55-6. In 1851 he located on a farm in Boyle County. Was an 
elder in the Presbyterian Church almost fifty years. In 1874 was 
elected County Judge and served for sixteen years. He graduated at 
Centre College in the class of 1839. Their children-. 

1. Eugene Wallace Lee, born April 8, 1847, in Lincoln County, 
and died in Danville, Ky., February 27, 1905. He married Clara 
Warren, of Louisville, Ky. Their children: 

1. Allie M. Lee, born October 21, 1870, died July 1, 1889. 

2. Hortense Lee. 

3. Virginia Lee. 

4. Eugene W. Lee, Jr. 

5. George F. Lee. 

6. Robert Miller Lee, born Oct. 12, 1872, died Mar. 29, 1873. 

7. Susie Lee, born January 9, 1880, died July 17, 1880. 

2. George Lee, born April 2 4, 18 49, in Lincoln County, Ky. ; 
married Louise Caldwell, of Taylor County, Ky. Their children: 


James Caldwell Lee. 
Susan J. Lee, died. 
Clara Lee. 
Robert M. Lee. 
David R. Lee. 
Louisa L. Lee. 

Hstory and (jcncdluf/ies 

George Lee is now farming in Boyle County, Ky. 
3. Sarah Virginia Lee, born Novvember 2 6, 1851, in Boyle 

County. Single. 

4. Lucy Ann Lee, born March 13, 1S.5 4, in 
ried Rev. Dr. I. S. McElroy. Now living in 
Their children are: 

1. Susie Lee McElroy. 

2. Lottie Tate McElroy. 

3. J. Proctor McElroy. 

4. Stewart McElroy. 

Lizzie Amelia Lee, born Oct. 6, 185 7, in 
David P. Rowland. (See Part L Chap. 

Boyle County; mar- 
Columbus, Georgia. 


1. Sidney 

2. Susan 

3. Frank 

Boyle County; mar- 

10. Sec. 3.) Their 




V. Rowland 
Lee Rowland. 
Lee Rowland 
4. Virginia Rowland, died 
Robert Miller Lee, born 
Aug. 8, 1873. 
Frank Nelson Lee, born 

February 2 2, 
Feb. 13, 1861 

in Boyle 



May 13, 1866, in Boyle 
unmarried. Was County Treasurer about eleven years; City Clerk 
thirteen years. Now Assistant Cashier of Farmers National Bank, 
Danville, Kentucky. 

Section 2. Elizabeth Miller, born Oct. 9, 1825, died July 1, 
1867. She married December 16, 1847, to Josiah Ellis Lee, by Rev. 
J. Bogle. Mr. Lee was born March 31, 1825, and was a son of 
George Lee and Lucy Anderson Thomson, his wife.* Their children: 

1. Sallie Miller Lee, born Jan. 8, 1849, died March 5, 1854. 

2. Lucy Lee, born Feb. 21, 1851; married Thomas H. Bell. 
Their children; 

1. Lizzie Bell; married W. W. Johnson. 

2. Joshua Fry Bell. 

3. Mary M. Bell. 

4. Frances Johnston Bell. 

5. Lucy Lee Bell. 

6. Miller L. Bell. 

7. Josephine Bell. 

3. George Miller Lee, born 
Johnson, December 2 5, 18 84. 
farm in Boyle County. Their 

1. Elizabeth Miller Lee. 

2. Madison Johnson Lee. 

3. James A. Lee, Jr. 

4. James Ambrose Lee, born Dec. 

5. Josiah Nelson Lee, born Dec. 3, 
with his brother, G. Miller Lee, and 

6. Edmund Shackelford Lee, born 


June 19, 1853; 
They now live 

married Mollie A. 
on his father's old 

the old farm 

25, 1856; died 
1859; lives on 
is unmarried. 
May 3, 18 62; married Stella 

Collins, of Covington, Ky. They have eight children. 

E. S. Lee is Cashier of the First National Bank, Covington, Ky. 

Section 3. Margaret Miller, born Dec. 20, 1S29; married Jan. 
22, 1851, to Gary A. Griffin. Their children: 

1. Robert Miller Griffin, born Nov. 21, 1851; married Minnie 
W. Miller. Thev live in Kansas City, Missouri. 

*Josiah E. 
two children. 

l^ee married the second time Fannie Bell and had 

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2. Mary Susan Griffin, born .Mardi Ht, is.")!; married ITarry 
White. Tiiey now live in Canada. 

3. George M. Griffin, born Oct. 5, 1856; married Maggie I'. 

4. Sarah E. Griffin, born .Tan. 22, ISf)!!: married Rev. .lohn Mc- 
Carthy. They now live in Huntington, West Virginia. 

.^. Martha .1. Griffin, born Dec. 16, 1861; married Rev. Charles 
H. -Miller. 

6. Margaret C. Griffin, born Nov. 29, 1864; married W. L. 
IMoore. They now live in Kansas City, Missouri. 

7. Harry W. Griffin, born Sept. 4, 18 68; married a Kansas 
City lady. 

Section 4. George Miller, born Dec. 2:3, 18:34; died Aug. il, 

Section 5. Robert Miller, born Feb. 17, 1838; died Nov. 12, 


(Named in Chapter 5, Section 3.) 

Article I. — General John Miller, a son of Daniel >Iiller and Susannah 
Woods, his wife, was bom on Muddy Creek, near the mouth of 
its tributary, Hickory IJck, in :Madison County, Kentucky, 
June ;i(), 1708. 

He was educated in the county schools of his day, receiving, by 
close application and industry, a good common English education, 
,. ^ the best his schools could impart. He 

.■«^-'^;--v became thoroughly conversant with mil- 

itary tactics and military affairs; he was 
a beautiful and swift penman, an ex- 
cellent business man; he was in every 
■^ sense an accomplished gentleman, as gen- 

tle as a dove, as brave as a lion. He 
was one of the most public spirited men 
of Madison County, was foremost in for- 
warding the interest of the community — 
procuring fine schools for the education 
of the boys and girls; he numbered many 
distinguished men among his acquaint- 
ances, notably. Lieutenant General Win- 
field Scott, who showed him marked at- 
tention on a trip East that he made, ac- 
\. companied by his affectionate wife. He 

"" " was prominent in laying the corner stone 

GEN. JOHN MILLER ^f the Henry Clay monument, being one 

of the field marshals and in command of the military contingent 


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from Madison, Estill, Garrard, and Lincoln. His first introduction 
into military life, for which he ever had a fondness, came about in 
this way: During his young manhood, 
whilst living in Richmond, the young 
blood of the town and surrounding coun- 
try organized a volunteer military com- 
pany and uniformed it, which organiza- 
tion was equipped with guns and muni- 
tions of war by the State. John Miller 
was elected captain of the company. In 
the military system of the State all the 
officers were commissioned by the Gover- 
nor; it was always the custom for each 
company to select by vote its own cap- 
tain, and while the Governor was not 
bound by law to respect such selection, 
yet he invariably commissioned the choice 
of the company. After receiving his com- 
mission as captain, John Miller rose by 

regular promotion to major, lieutenant- ELIZABETH i GOCDLOE 
colonel, colonel, brigadier-general, and Wife of Cen. John Miller 

major-general — that is, to the highest rank in the military arrange- 
ment of the State. A major-general's command was that of eight 
regiments; his command then comprised tlie militia of the Counties 
of Madison, Estill, Garrard, and Lincoln. At his death General 
Miller held a commission to raise a Brigade of Federal troops to 
be composed of four regiments — that is, he was authorized by the 
Federal Government to recruit such a Brigade, of which he would 
be given the command, to fight for the preservation of the Union, 
but his death ended his endeavors in this direction. 

The battle of Richmond, Kentucky, was fought August 3 0, IS 62, 
between the Federal and Confederate forces, in which engagement 
the Federals were utterly routed. General Miller took an active 
rart in this battle — he went into the battle as aid to General Schaoff, 
(August 30, 1862) and whilst trying to rally a disordered column 
n-^ar Mount Zion Meeting House, on the Big Hill Road, fell mortally 
wounded; he was removed to the residence of Mr. Thomas Palmer 
near by, where he breathed his last September 6, 18 62. His remains 
were buried in the Richmond Cemetery, the inscriptions on the 
monument, towit: 

"Gen'l John Miller, 

Born June 3 0, 1798. 

Mortally wounded Aug. 30, 18 62, 

while gallantly rallying a disordered column of soldiers 

bearing the banner of the Union. 

Died Sept. 6, 1862. 

"Brave, generous and affectionate, he commanded the 
admiration of the virtuous when living; and in death their 
unfeigned regret." 

By the side of his tomb is that of his wife on which is inscribed: 

"Elizabeth J. 

wife of 

Gen'l John Miller. 

Daughter of Wm. and Susannah Goodloe. 

Born November 23, 1809. Died October 31, 1876." 

"Her children rise up and call her blessed." 

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will perpetuate the memory of General .Miller, his gallantry, his pat- 
I'iotism, and the note of that event, and of his good wife so long as 
the monument stands. 

A letter from the Treasury Department, Washington City, bear- 
ing date September 2, 1862, signed by the Commissioner of Internal 
Revenue was forwarded to General .John JNIiller, Richmond, Ky., 
notifying him of his appointment by the President of the United 
States as Collector of Internal Revenus, under the act of Congress, 
approved July 1, 1862, entitled "An act to i)rovide Internal Revenue 
to support the Government, and to pay interest on the public debt," 
for the 2nd Collection district of the State of Kentucky, comprising 
the Counties of Boyle, Cumberland, Clinton, Adair, Casey, Taylor, 
Green, Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, Lincoln, Madison, Garrard, Rock- 
castle, Laurel, Wnitley, Knox, Harlan, Letcher, Pike, Floyd, .Johnson, 
Perry, Owsley, Estill, Clay, Breathitt, Wolfe, Magoffin, and .Jack- 
son, and Wm. M. Spencer, Esq., of Greensburg, was appointed 
assessor for the same district. 

Mr. Miller's commission as collector with a bond in the penal 
sum of $50,000, was the same day forwarded to Hon. Bland Ballard, 
Judge, U. S. District Court, Louisville, for execution by General 
Miller, who was directed to divide his district into such divisions as 
he might deem expedient, designate them by numbers and appoint 
Deputy Collectors, in each for whose official conduct he would be 
held responsible, etc., but four days after the date of this letter and 
commission. General Miller died. 

In his young manhood, he acquired considerable reputation as 
a military officer and disciplinarian, and at almost all the military 
displays in his section, he was placed in command. 

In 1840, the great celebration of the Settlement of Kentucky, 
was held at Boonsborough with a Military Encampment consisting 
of all the Volunteer and Amateur Military Companies of the State 
in attendance for a week or more. It was a state occasion and celebra- 
tion and attended by large crowds, besides the military array and 
display. General Miller was made commandant of the encampment, 
considered quite a distinction, as there was much discussion as to 
who would be the proper man to conduct it. General Leslie Combs 
was one of his sub-altern officers. In his day an annual board of 
visitors, consisting of seven persons appointed by the President of 
the United States, two Senators by the President of the Senate, and 
three Representatives by the Speaker of the House, attended the 
annual examinations of the United States Military Academy at West 
Point and made annual report on the condition of the academy. 
General William Henry Harrison died within about one month after 
his inauguration the 4th of March, 1841, as President-elect of the 
United States, which event placed the Vice President, Mr. Tyler, 
in the high office of President. During this term General Miller 
was selected by the President as one of the seven distinguished 
,gentlemen to attend in 1841 the annual examination of the acad- 
emy. Colonel John Speed Smith, who up to the time of General 
Harrison's candidacy for the Presidency had been a Democrat, be- 
came an ardent supporter of General Harrison: he had been one of 
General Harrison's aids-de-camp during the Indian wars and was 
a warm personal as well as political friend of General Harrison, and 
Colonel Smith greatly interested himself in procuring the appoint- 
ment for General Miller. 

Mr. Owsley was elected Governor of the State of Kentucky in 
1844; during his administration the trial and execution at Man- 

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Chester, Clay County, Ky., of Dr. Abner Baker for the murder of 
his brother-in-law, Daniel Bates, occurred. There was very great 
excitement not only in Clay County, but also in the counties of Mad- 
ison and Garrard, in which each of the parties had many relatives 
and friends; very strenuous efforts were made by the friends of Dr. 
Baker to have him pardoned, which efforts wei-e as strenuously re- 
sisted by the friends of Mr. White; the Governor, however, declined 
to intercede. Fearing an effort at rescue, upon petition, the Gov- 
ernor, to prevent rescue and preserve the peace and dignity of the 
State, called out the militia of Madison County and placed General 
Miller in command thereof; and he marshalled his forces and they 
marched to the scene of the apprehended trouble; it was considered 
a very responsible and difficult position. He and his men were on 
duty several weeks at Manchester, remaining till after the execution. 

General Miller was a prominent merchant of Richmond, Ky., 
from his early manhood until a very short time before his end. In 
his mercantile life he made many horseback trips from his native 
town to Baltimore, Philadelphia and other Eastern cities for mer- 
chandise. On one of these Eastern trips, in 183 5, he arrived from 
Baltimore in Philadelphia on the evening of March 13, 1S3 5, and 
stopped at the United States Hotel. A letter in his own hand, writ- 
ten by him at 10 o'clock p. m. the next day, at said hotel, to his 
wife Elizabeth, begins in this way; "Having an opportunity 
by the Hon. Davy Crockett, I drop you a line." Col. Crock- 
ett, the Representative from Tennessee, was figuring upon a large 
scale in the East, receiving great ovations of immense crowds and 
the night this letter was written General Miller attended the the- 
ater on Arch Street to witness a reception given Colonel Crockett, 
who when he (Crockett) took his seat in the box was cheered for 
several minutes heavily. "Go ahead," etc., etc., rang from side to 
side by an immense crowd, which General Miller writes was much 
the largest he had ever seen in the city, and he had the pleasure of 
an introduction to Colonel Crockett by Representative Mr. Low. 

On more than one occasion General Miller visited his kins- 
people in Virginia, making the trip on horseback. 

He owned and occui)ied as his home, till just before his death, 
the handsome and desirable property on Lancaster Avenue, now 
owned and occupied by William W. Watts, Esquire; on the site of 
the old mansion Mr. Watts has erected a large palatial residence. 

General John Miller, on the 23d day of April, 1830, was married, 
near Richmond, Ky., to Elizabeth Jones Goodloe. She was born 
November 23, 1809, and died October 31, 187 6. (See obituary.) 
She was a daughter of William Goodloe and Susannah Woods, his 
wife. (See Part 2, Chap. 11.) Mrs. Miller was a most excellent 
Christian woman, wife and mother. 

Obituary — Miller. (Died) At the residence of Gen. David S. 
Goodloe, in Lexington, on Tuesday, October 3, 1876, Mrs. Elizabeth 
J. Miller, aged 67 years, having been born November 23, 1809. 
This excellent lady was a daughter of William Goodloe, Sr., and a 
native of Madison County. In early womanhood she was married 
to Gen. John Miller, and thereafter lived in the town of Richmond 
until her husband's death, who, it will be remembered, lost his life 
in the ranks of the Union army in the battle near this place, August 
3 0, 18 62. Mrs. Miller subsequently removed to Paris, Ky., and con- 
tinued to reside there until her death. Her acquaintance and rela- 
tionship were wide and general throughout many of the counties of 
Central Kentucky and in other States, and it can be said with no 

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exaggeration, but with perfect tnilli. llial wherever and by whom- 
soever known she commanded the most attectionate and heartfelt 
love and resi)ect. Her virtues and personal character and intelli- 
gence were of the highest order. She was a prudent, generous and 
affectionate wife, mother, sister and friend. Her life was of 
chequered experience. She had known affluence and poverty, joy 
and many sorrows. Death, in varied and the severest terms, had 
again, again and again knocked at the portal of her house, and had 
borne away from her — parents, brothers, sisters, husband and chil- 
dren: but with unshrinking fortitude she bowed submissively to 
these trials and bereavements and prayed for strength to watch over 
and nurture the orphans thrown upon her care, thus roiinding off 
beautifully her life and supplanting soi-row by duty. Her final de- 
])arture from earth was very sudden and was a crushing blow to 
her family. Down to the very morning of her death she seemed in 
robust and perfect health, and was enjoying the society of relatives 
in Fayette prei)aratory to a visit to the home of her childhood, youth 
and maturer years. But, alas! that visit was never to be paid; but 
on the day following her remains were borne hither in pall and 
shroud, and in the presence of sorrowing kindred and friends were 
consigned to that narrow house appointed for all the living. But 
they who knew and loved her do not doubt that, life's Christian 
duties all discharged, she has met the reward of eternal rest prom- 
ised to the saints of God through the merits and sacrifices of the 
Redeemer, who had been her trust and stay. Mrs. Miller was a 
woman of rare dignity of character, of noble presence, intellectual 
and cultured; her sympathies were broad, she practiced the truest 
benevolence, a good friend, loyal wife and devoted mother. She 
finished her education at one of the best boarding schools of the 
day at Lexington. She was always fond of her husband's brothers 
and a good friend to them — appreciated them at their full worth. 
The half has not been told of her goodness and worth. 

The children of General .John Miller and Elizabeth .1. Goodloe, 
his wife: 

Section 1. Susannah Woods Miller, born at Richmond, Ky., 
February 13, 1831. She married. May 2.5, 1S.51, her cousin. Dr. 
Michael Woods Barclay, of Lexington, Vii'^ginia. (See Part 2, Chap. 
28, Sec. 2.) She died at Paris, Ky., March 3 0, 187 7. She was a 
lovely character, a charming Christian. The marriage occurred in 
Richmond, Ky. Dr. Barclay died October 2 3, 1858, as set forth in 
the obituary notice, towit: 

(Died) "In this place, on Saturday. October 23, 1858, at eleven 
p. m., at the residence of Gen. .John Miller, Dr. M. W. Barclay, of 
Dulmonary consumption. The subject of this notice was born in 
Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., December 2, 1824; graduated 
at Washington College, Va., in 1844: received the degree of Medi- 
cine from Jefferson College. Philadeli)hia, in 1847; removed to Ken- 
tucky in 1849; was married in 1851; i)racticed medicine in Bour- 
bon County until 1854, when he removed to St. Francis County. 
Ark., and there, after enjoying a lucrative practice of his profes- 
sion until 185 7, he was attacked with consumption, which termi- 
nated in his decease at the age of thirty-three years, nine months 
and twenty-one days. It rarely becomes necessary to chronicle the 
death of so interesting a character as the one under notice. En- 
dowed by nature with superior intellect, the life which under all 
circumstances would have been marked with interest, was especial- 
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education. Who can but lament that one so gifted should have 
been cut down in the meridian of manhood; that the tree which 
promised so abundant a harvest of usefulness should in a few mo- 
ments lie low with earth?. Nevertheless, 'being dead, he yet speak- 
eth,' and they who survive as mourners remember the whispers of 
that faith which bade them prepare to meet him in the skies. They 
remember the fruits of that religion which taking its abode in his 
soul in 18 5.5, in a distant State, was his 'firm foundation' during 
the panigs of dissolution. As husband, brother, son and friend his 
life was worthy of emulation, but as a Christian — being a devoted 
member of the Methodist Church — survivors contemplate his char- 
acter with the greatest delight. Truly 'the righteous hath hope in 
his death,' for while his faith pointed to a heart purified from sin, 
to a love which only the ransomed know, and to a victory over the 
world complete and triumphant, that hope still sheds its fragrance 
over the grave, warning all of his glorious resurrection and their 
mortality. May God sanctify to the afflicted their deepest distress 
and distill within them the dew of heaven for solace now, and for 
glory hereafter. 

"Life's duty done, as sinks the clay. 
Light from its load the spirit flies; 
While heaven and earth combine to say, 
How blest the righteous when he dies." 

Their children were: 

1. Hugh Barclav, born October 17, 1852, at Clintonville, Bour- 
bon County, Ky.; died March 3 0, 18 55, in St. Francis County, 

2. Bettie M. Barclay, born in Richmond, Ky., September 30, 
1854; died June 20, 1876, at Paris, Ky. 

1. Mary M. Barclay, was born at Glenann, St. Francis County, 
Ark., March 4, 1857; died March 13, 1877. 

Obituarv — Barclay. Died in this city, Mar. 13, 1877, at the res- 
idence of her grandmother, the late Mrs. Elizabeth J. Miller, Miss 
Mary M. Barclay, of consumption. Again death has entered a 
stricken household. Less than a year ago the deceased was ap- 
parentlv in the enjoyment of health, but the places that knew 
her shall know her no more. Stealthily disease laid its hand 
upon her, preparing the way for the approach of death. But 
her kindred who knew her best do not doubt that death was 
made the occasion to her of a happy exchange and great gain. 
Four years ago, upon professing faith in Christ as the Savior 
of sinners, she was received into the Baptist Church of this city; 
as thev believe, persevered in the faith with childlike confidence 
in Jesus' power to save unto the end. After the development of 
her disease she seems to have been resigned to it without com- 
plaint. A short time before her departure she sang these words 
of a favorite song; "I am waiting, worn and weary," etc. 
Her purity of character, gentle manners and kindness of heart 
have left her memory embalmed in the hearts of many who sigh 
and shed tears over her early death. In mercy to her, we trust 
God has granted her exemption from the trials of life and rests 
with loved ones who have preceded her in the home of the justi- 
fied. No feeling person can regard the removal of this lovely 
girl from earth to the realm of spirits without awful contempla- 
tion of the mysteriousness of the divine appointment, or without 
sympathy for a mourning household, especially for an afflicted 

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mother, who, herself on a bed of sickness, without parenis, with- 
out husband, and childless, is left to mourn the wreck of departed 
hopes. May the God of Jacob be found her refuge and strength. 
— Western Citizen (Paris). 

Section 2. Sarah Clinton Miller, born in Richmond, Ky., Aug. 
10, 1832; she married her cousin, David Goodloe, of Tuscumbia, 
Alabama, December 29, 1852. She died in St. Francis County, Ar- 
kansas, September 6, 1857. Their children were: 

1. William M. Goodloe, married Mary Stephens, of Marietta, O. 

2. Margaret C. Goodloe, of Paris, Ky. 

Section :). Margaret Shackelford Miller, born in Richmond, Ky., 
Mar. 2 8, 1834; married Rev. Edmund H. Burnam, a minister of the 
Regular Baptist Church; a number of years editor of the Regular 
Baptist Magazine, i)ublished at Mexico, Mo. For a long period served 
the church in Richmond, Ky., administering ordinances and preach- 
ing. He is a highly educated gentleman, a son of Thompson Bur- 
nam, a staunch Primitive Baptist in his day. Mrs. Burnam died 
February 3, 186 — . Elder Burnam married again Ann Williams. 
(See Part 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 2). The issue of the marriage of Mar- 
garet S. Miller and Elder E. H. Burnam: 

1. Prof. .John Miller Burnam (Ph. D.), now filling the chair 
of Latin in the Cincinnati University, was born at Irvine, Ky., 
April 9, 1864. In 1869 he came with his parents to Boone Coun- 
ty, Mo., where he remained until 187 6, when his family returned 
to Richmond, Ky. From .January, 1877, to June, 1878, he was 
a student at Central University, Richmond, Ky. In the fall of 
1878 he entered Smith Academy, St. Louis, Mo., and the next 
year became a member of the Freshman class of Washington Uni- 
versity. In September, 1880, Dr. Burnam matriculated at Yale 
University, New Haven, Conn. His career at that institution was 
most brilliant. He won the Hulbunt Scholarship in May, 1881, 
and the Berkeley Premium in Latin Composition the same year. 
In June, 1884, he received his A. B. degree and the Larned 
Scholarship ($3 00 per year). For two years after graduation he 
pursued his studies at Yale as a graduate student in Sanskrit 
(under the celebrated Whiting) Latin and (chiefly) Romance 
languages, and was made a Doctor of Philosophy in 1886. Dur- 
ing the next three years Dr. Burnam continued his researches 
abroad, studying in France, Germany and Spain. Since his home 
coming he has pursued his special studies in Latin and Roman 
Palaeography with great zeal and has prepared a series of orig- 
inal articles on Statues and Prudontius which appear as a part 
of the American School at Rome, in the American Journal of 
Archaeology. His collection of manuscripts is one of the best 
in the United States, perhaps the best, and most comprehensive 
owned by a private individual in this country, in spite of the fact 
that the greater portion of his library was destroyed by the burn- 
ing of the old university building in 1892. He was elected to 
membership in the American Philological Association in June, 

Section 4. Daniel Miller, born in Richmond, Kv., March 19, 
1836; died March 29, 1836. 

Section 5. William Goodloe Miller, born in Richmond, Ky., 
March 19, 1836; died of cholera at Richmond, August 12, 1849. 

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Section 6. Elizabeth Goodloe Miller, born in Richmond, Ky., 
May 9, 1838; married William M. Hinton, at Paris, Ky., April 7, 
1868. Mr. Hinton is a leading substantial citizen of Bourbon Coun- 
ty. Their children: 

1. William M. Hinton, born July 1, 1872, in Paris, Ky. 

2. C. Oakford Hinton, born August 19, 187 4, in Paris, Ky. 

3. Bertha G. Hinton, born July 4, 187 6, in Paris, Ky. 

4. Robert T. Hinton, born July 11, 1878, in Paris, Ky. 

Section 7. Mary M. Miller, born March 18, 1840, in Richmond, 
Ky. She married Charles Stephens, at Paris, Ky., October 22, 1867. 
Mr. Stephens was born in Paris, Ky., December 21, 1840. He is 
a successful merchant and leading citizen of that place. Their 
children are: 

1. Dr. William Barclay Stephens, born in Paris, Ky., Januai-y 
4, 1869; graduated from Georgetown College in the class of 1890, 
with A. M. degree. In the fall of the same year he entered the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Department of Co- 
lumbia College, in the city of New York. After the required three 
years' preparation, practicing during the time in the Roosevelt 
Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic, he received his diploma. Also 
one from Vanderbilt Clinic for the special course of the treatment 
of the eye. Immediately upon graduation he located in San Fran- 
cisco as specialist for the eye, ear and throat, where he is en- 
gaged in a large and extensive practice. He resides across the 
bay in the city of Alameda, where he also has otRce. He ranks 
amongst the first as specialist and authority. His office was de- 
stroyed by fire after the earthquake. He was appointed official 
bacterialogist by the Board of Health. The Alameda (California) 
Argus prints the following in the August 5 issue concerning Dr. 
W. Barclay Stephens, son of Mr. Charles Stephens, of Paris: 

"Dr. W. B. Stephens was given a surprise last evening when 
he appeared to attend the meeting of the Board of Health, of 
which he is a member. It was the first session the Doctor has 
attended since his illness. He has become a Benedict since his 
recovery, and the fact was duly noted by the members of the 
board and the employees of the Health Department. As a mark 
of the high esteem in which the Doctor is held by them they pre- 
sented him with an elegant cut glass set. The presentation was 
made, on behalf of the board and the Health Department em- 
ployees, by Dr. W. O. Smith, who spoke of the friendly relations 
that existed between the Doctor and his co-workers, of his valu- 
able service to the city, and of the great interest he took in the 
affairs of the Health Board. Congratulations were also extended 
as a result of the Doctor's wedding. Dr. Stephens was taken com- 
pletely by surprise and could hardly find words to express his 
deep sense of appreciation for the kindly sentiments of those with 
whom he has been associated for so long. He was married Wed- 
nesday, June 24, 1903, to Louise Bruce, at the home of the bride's 
father. Captain James H. Bruce, No. 1262 Jackson Street, San 
Francisco, by the Rev. Guthrie, of San Francisco. There were no 
attendants and the ceremony was witnessed only by a few rela- 
tives and immediate friends of the couple." 

William Barclay Stephens, in his youth was a perfect genius; 
in his maturer years, turned his genius to the human body and 
is now one of the noted surgeons for the operation on the head 
and about the brain; he is well known in the medical world. 
They have one child: 

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1. Bruce Miller Stephens, born August 5, 1904. 

2. Dr. Charles .Joy Stephens, born in Paris, Ky., January 4, 
1S69; graduated from Georgetown College in the class of 1895 
with A. M. degree. He joined his brother in California in August 
of same year, entered the College of Dentistry of the University 
of California, where, after the required term of study (three 
years), he took his diploma and began practice of his profession 
in San Francisco. He was very successful until the earthquake 
occurred in April, 1906, when his handsome office with all the 
modern appliances was destroyed by fire, which followed the 
earthquake. He at present is practicing in Paris, Ky., but expects 
to return and resume practice in San Francisco. 

3. Elizabeth Goodloe Stephens, born in Paris, Kv., September 
12, 1875. 

4. John Miller Stephens, born in Paris, Ky., July 6, 1S79. 

Section 8. John Barclay Miller, born in Richmond, Ky., July 
7, 1843: married Llewellyn B. Holloday, December 20, 1882, at 
Paris, Ky. 

Section 9. Lucy Anne Miller, born in Richmond, Ky., in 1845; 
now residing in Paris, Ky.; unmarried. 

Section 10. Octavia G. Miller, born in Richmond, Kv., April 
14, 1847: died of cholera in 1849. 

All the daughters of General John Miller were handsome, stylish, 
well educated, accomplished women; their superiors are not in this 
country. General Miller and his wife educated their children in the 
best schools and gave them proper training and entered them in the 
best society, and they grew up to be women of graceful and beauti- 
ful manners; they respected all entitled to respect and were re- 
spected by every one who came in contact with them. Through the 
trials and vicissitudes of life each has kept her fair name. Two of 
the married daughters, Mrs. Hinton and Mrs. Stephens, of Paris, 
Ky., and the single daughter Miss Lucy, with their brother, John B., 
survive, and all reside in the same city, Paris, Ky. As their days 
have demanded so has their strength been. The good times John 
had with the family of his uncle Irvine in his young days, when 
he and Ed. Shackelford and often Marion Green, and sometimes 
others, would come out from Richmond in the fall of the year in 
the quailing season and spend times hunting the girds, are well re- 
membered. Uncle Irvine and Aunt Talitha's home was to them a 
great place of enjoyment, where they had perfect freedom in the 
field of sport and pleasure. 


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(Named in Section 4, Chapter 5, Part 1.) 

Article 1. — Major James Miller, a son of Daniel Miller and Snsannah 
Woods, his wife, was born in Madison Connty, Keutneky, Au- 
gust 3, 1800. 




was married in said county July 24, 1823, to Frances M. 
a daughter of John Harris and Margaret Maupin, his wife. 

(See Part 3, Chap. 41.) She was born 
March 2 6, 1802, and died December 17, 
1880. About the year 1826 or 18 27 he 
moved his family to Lincoln County, Ky., 
and bought a farm near Milledgeville, 
and lived there a few years; sold his 
farm, bought another on Dick's River, 
about five miles from Stanford, to which 
he moved and there made his permanent 
home and engaged in farming and stock 
raising until his death, which occurred 
May 2, 18 69. The remains of both were 
interred in the Richmond Cemetery. Maj. 
James Miller was, under the old regime, 
a Major of Militia. He was a solid, good 
man, honest, kind, generous, and brave: 
he had a fair common English education 
and was a good scribe. At his home ele- 
gant entertainments were given. Al- 
though he held no office other than that 
mentioned, he possessed the qualifications of a statesman, and was 
well versed in the affairs of government. Many distinguished per- 
sons were guests at his home. His wife was a noble Christian 
woman and saint of God, endowed with a strong mind, well bal- 
anced, kind, affectionate, true, loyal and devoted wife and mother, 
with many friends. Both were highly esteemed by their neighbors, 
acquaintances and relatives and all spoke in the highest terms and 
most reverently of Major Miller and his wife. Their children were: 
Section 1. Christopher Miller, a son, born in Madison County; 
died in his youth (Nov. 25, 18 24 — Aug. 18, 1829). 

Section 2. Daniel Miller, a son, born in Madison County, Sept. 
10, 1826; was never married; died a bachelor, having prior to his 
death, upon a profession of faith in the Savior, united with the old 
Baptist Church. He served many years in the capacities of Deputy 
Sheriff and Constable of his county. 

Section 3. Margaret Susan Miller, a daughter, born in Lincoln 
County, Oct. 4, 1828; married Dr. William Pettus, May 17, 1859. 
She survived her husband many years and died. The remains of 
both lie in the cemetery at Danville. Their only son: 

1. James Miller Pettus, born June 28, 1860; married a kins- 
woman, Miss Jennie Pettus, of Lincoln County, and purchased a 
farm near Stanford, on which he now lives. 

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Section 4. IMaliiuhi Miller, a daughter, born July 26, 1830; 
married Mr. .John Huilcr, Xov. 17, IMJS, with whom she lived a 
number of years and he died, after which she became the wife of 
Leo Hayden, a prominent citizen of Lincoln County, Feb. 9, 1S75, 
whom she also survived. She ventured for the third time into the 
holv state of matrimony by joining her fortunes with .Tohn T. Stone, 
of Edgerton, Missouri, May 22, 1879, in which Stale they now 
live at Edgerton, Platte County, Missouri. Since the above was 
written IMr. Stone has died, and Mrs. Stone now lives at Stanford, 

Section 5. John Harris Miller, born in TJncoln County, Ky., 
Feb. 27, 1832. He married a widow, Mrs. Angeline Brown Harris, 
widow of Charles Lee Harris, Feb. 9. 1875. She was born Oct. 9, 
1832: died Sept. 8, 1881. (See Part VHI, Chap. 14, Sec. 8, and Part 
Ul, Chap. 4.) She died without issue, the subject surviving; after 
which he was married to Miss Sallie Phillips, of Stanford, which 
proved to be an unhappy union and a separation took place. 

Under the second administration of Grover Cleveland, Presi- 
dent of the United States, John H. Miller was appointed Consul to 
Falkland Islands, off the extreme southern east coast of South 
America, in the Atlantic Ocean, whence he went and spent four years 
of his life. He returned home by way of London, England, and 
other noted places, having a long and very interesting voyage, and 
was received at his Lincoln County home with open hands and kind- 
soft hearts by the people, who met him at the depot in throngs, with 
the brass band and drum, which was too much for him and complete- 
ly overcame him and filled him too full for utterance when called 
lipon for an account of himself; his actions spoke louder than his 

He enlisted as a soldier in the Civil War of 1862, and espoused 
the cause of the South and entered the army's active service, two 
of his brothers being enlisted in the same cause. 

He was a humorous and sjiicy writer under "Happy Jack," his 
nom de plume. His productions were much complimented and were 
very amusing to the reader. A sample is here offered, not, how- 
ever, of his humorous: 

"Gen. Wolford. 

"To every Kentucky survivor of The Lost Cause. To the Editor of 
the Interior Journal: 

U. S. Consulate, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, 

January 10, 189 6. 
"Comrades: — When the war closed the Kentucky soldiers re- 
turned home draped in mournful glory. Many flowers from the 
ranks of her contending wings had been cut down. We who sur- 
vived 'The Lost Cause' had been denied citizenship. Xo day during 
the war was so sad, so dark as that day. Gen. Wolford, without 
solicitation or delay, came to our defense. Others who were con- 
sidered great, not great like Wolford, Kentucky has never had but 
one Wolford, he was as good a man as Gov. Blackburn and greater 
than Blackburn — cringed, trembled and faltered. Not so then, never 
so with Wolford. Braver than all men, more generous, if possible, 
than brave, he came quickly but quietly to our rescue. Opposition 
vanished like trash before the wind. There stood the old man in 
his noble bearing, almost alone, brave and dauntless, but cool and 
collected, not defiant, not dismayed, not disheartened. His rugged 
and benevolent face and brilliant eye fairly beamed and twinkled. 

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with smiles and love as he extended us his open hand of sincere 
friendsliip as a free-will offering. The eye of Kentucky turned in 
astonished gaze upon Wolford. These were times of peril, but Wol- 
ford was not afraid; he had Truth, Goodness, Love, and Duty as 
his bodyguard. His great, big heart, that it was impossible to en- 
large, imparted much of its goodness to every contracted nature 
that dared listen to his charming theme. Hear him: 

"The war is ended, my countrymen. We are all glad, too glad 
for resentment. This is not the day for Kentucky to bolt her doors 
against any class of her manhood. Her doors must be unbolted and 
thrown wide open to all alike. The Southern soldier has fought 
his last battle. He has surrendered: we have brought him home 
with us, not as a prisoner. Heaven forbid. We shake our heads 
at the thought. Kentucky cannot afford, will not dare, hold as 
prisoners or aliens this brave band of her own sons who dared bare 
their breasts to battle's storm for their honest conviction. Ken- 
tucky needs such men to-day. They have stood for four years, true 
as steel against those hundreds of thousands of native patriots who 
rushed to the front so promptly, as well as against all those whom 
our money could hire from abroad. These are the men we have 
brought home, but not as prisoners, not as aliens. They must put 
on the whole armor of citizenship." 

Such was his plea for us. Thank God for Wolford. No wonder 
our dear old mothers, dead and gone long ago, sung "Home Again" 
so sweetly. 

When convinced of his right, he never hesitated, but did it on 
the instant. He never weighed consequences, nor looked about for 
friends. "How many men like Wolford have you in Kentucky?" 
asked the great Lincoln of Senator Garret Davis when Wolford was 
carried to Washington under arrest. "He is the only one, Mr. 
President; you can shoot him every morning for his convictions, 
but he will never surrender one." Mr. Lincoln knew Wolford was 
a man; he was a man himself, never surrendering a conviction; 
this taught Wolford to highly regard sincere conviction of others. 
Daring to do all he thought right, he never counted cost or thought 
of reward. He was a jewel above price. This simple child of na- 
ture, so profusely endowed with the best and richest gift that 
heaven has yet bestowed on mair — a love for his fellows that casts 
out all fear, is gone. 

Col. T. P. Hill, of Stanford, Ky., proposes that the Confederates 
erect a monument to his memory. 

We must not insult or wound the feeling of his "Old Regiment." 
Wolford's men never would bear crowding on, none of us can forget 
that, but with their permission to render this heart offering to our 
"best friend" in our darkest day, we can give Col. Hill substantial 
assurance that we cannot forget that ready, willing, able hand that 
rescued us in the day of our calamity. We have lost our bravest and 
most generous foe in war, our best friend in peace. "We shall not 
look upon his like again.' Allow me to suggest the inscription for 
the monument. 

Erected by the 
Kentucky Confederates. 


General Frank Lane Wolford, 

1st Ky. Cav., U. S. A. 

Born Sept. 2 9, 1817, in Adair Co., Ky. 

Died August 2, 1895. 

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Our closest enemy in war. 

Our closest friend in peace. 

Kentucky moved the hand that restored the 

South, and Wolford moved 


We will frv to do our dutv. Good-bye, comrades. 

Co. B. 6th Ky. Cav., C. S. A., 
Duke's Brigade, Morgan's Command." 

The foregoing is not one of his humorous pieces, and is not 
signed in his nom de plume, "Happy Jack," under which name he 
usually wrote; but we think it good and therefore have presented 
same here. 

The subject was not blessed with issue of either marriage. He 
died in Lincoln County, Ky., about two years ago, at the age of 
about 70 years. He was an amusing conversationalist and known 
for his honesty and strong affection for his friends, whom he never 
for a moment forgot. 

Section 6. Fannie Miller, a daughter, born in Lincoln County, 
April 18, 1836; died young. 1836 — 1837. 

Section 7. James Miller, a son, born in Lincoln County, July 
2, 1834. He enlisted in the service of the Southern Confederacy in 
the Civil War of 1862, under General Morgan; was captured on 
Morgan's famous raid into the States of Indiana and Ohio, and 
lay for a time as a prisoner of war in the Federal prison Camp 
Douglas. Chicago, Illinois. After his release from prison he re- 
turned to his home in Lincoln County, Ky., and on the 10th of 
January, 1870, he married Gertrude Pettus. His wife died, and 
on the 17th of March, 187 2, he married his second wife. Miss Susan 
Chenault. They lived for a time in Lincoln County, Ky., and moved 
to Kansas some thirty years ago. Later they moved to Tishomingo, 
Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, where he died, April 16, 1905. 
Carrying out his request before his death, his body was expressed 
to Richmond, Ky., and laid in the grave by the side of that of his 
first wife, Gertrude, in the cemetery at that place. After his death 
Mrs. Miller moved to Ardmore, Indian Territory, in the Chickasaw 
Nation, where she now lives. Issue of the first marriage: 

1. William Pettus Miller, born Nov. 30, 1870. He is, or was 
in 190.5, book-keeper on the U. S. Battleship Bainsbridge, with 
the Asiatic Squadron; headquarters Philippine Islands. 

Issue of the second marriage: (See Part 6, Chap. 14, Sec. 4.) 

2. James Chenault Miller, born July 25,1873; died July 5,1874. 

3. Mary Waller Miller, born Nov. 26, 1874; married Arlie 
Samuel Crouch. Living now at Ardmore, I. T., he having lately 
come from the Kansas and Oklahoma oil fields. Issue: 

1. James Miller Crouch, born 1903. 

4. Helen Chenault Miller, born Feb. 22, 1878. She is with 
the Dawes Commission in Ardmore, I. T. 

5. Francis James Miller, born Oct. 25, 1879. Living with and 
keeping house for her mother at Ardmore, who has been almost 
helpless for years, because of her great flesh. 

Section 8. Elizabeth Duncan Miller, a daughter, was born in 
Lincoln County, Nov. 28, 183 8. After her arrival at mature years 
she married Dudley Portwood, Dec. 15, 1868. He was born Nov. 
29, 1822; a substantial farmer of Jessamine County, where they 

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lived many years, where children were born to them. Some years 
since they moved to the State of Texas, and now (1905) live in the 
city of Ft. Worth; both old and infirm, Mr. Portwood being 84 
years old, his wife many years younger. We visited them at Ft. 
Worth in 1904. Mr. Portwood died in 1906. Their children: 

1. James Miller Portwood, born Aug. 2, 1870; married Pearl 
Holland, of Orange, Texas. Children; 

1. Nan Portwood. 

2. Catherine Portwood. 

2. Fannie Harris Portwood, born Dec. 29, 1871; married Ben. 
O. Smith, of Ft. Wotrh, Texas. Child: 

1. Ben. O. Smith, .Jr. 

3. Dudley Portwood, born Dec. 12, 1873; married in Ft. Worth, 
Texas, Mary Tully, of Ft. Worth, Texas. Children: 

1. Howard Portwood. 

2. Alice Portwood. 

Section 9. William Harris Miller, a son, and the youngest child, 
born in Lincoln County, June 17, 1842, named for his uncle William 
Harris; was educated in the common schools of the county and at 
Centre College, Danville, Ky. Before completing the course at col- 
lege he abandoned his studies to champion the cause of the South- 
ern Confederacy, and in 1862 enlisted in Company B, 6th Ky. Cav., 
the fortunes of which command he shared until captured at Chishire, 
Ohio, in 1863. In the following year he made his escape from the 
Federal prison at Chicago (Camp Douglas), Illinois, and rejoined 
General Morgan in Virginia, remaining until the fatal day that 
ended General Morgan's life at Greenville, Tennessee, at 
which time and place Mr. Miller was present and received 
a severe wound. He was discharged in 1865, and soon 
after returned to his Lincoln County home, and having 
decided upon the profession of law, entered the office of Squire 
Turner, of Richmond, Ky., under whom he did his preparatory read- 
ing. Was admitted to the bar in 1866, and located at Stanford for 
the practice of his profession. In 1868 was elected Clerk of the 
Lincoln Circuit Court, and during his encumtaency edited, in con- 
nection with M. C. Saufley, the Central Dispatch. In 1873 was ap- 
pointed Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives. In 1874 
was defeated for the office of Circuit Court Clerk. In politics he 
was a Democrat, and in 187 6 was Presidential Elector for the 
Eighth Congressional District of Kentucky. In 1878 was elected 
County Attorney of Lincoln County, and served his constituents as 
such. He was the delegate from Lincoln County to the convention 
that framed the present Constitution of the State of Kentucky. 
In 1879 he was married to Miss Katherine Portman, daughter of 
M. C. Portman, of Stanford, Ky., Dec. 9, 1879. His wife was born 
Sept. 2, 1853. They were blessed with one child, a daughter, 
(1) Malinda Catherine Miller, born April 22, 1882. Wm. H. Miller 
died in Lincoln County, his wife and daughter surviving; now 
(1905) living at Stanford. 

We here relate a coincidence; 

This subject and the writer both bore the same name exactly, 
"William Harris Miller," the former a citizen of Lincoln, the latter 
of Madison County, sons of brothers, and the former's mother an 
aunt of the latter's mother, and both were great personal friends. 
During the space 1880-1893 the latter was Clerk of the Madison 
Circuit Court and had a close friend in the office as assistant (Col. 
R. X. White) ; one day he went to the postoffice and received a card 

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from the blank book luanufact iiring establishnieni of John P. Morton 
& Co., Louisville, directed to W. H. Miller, Richmond, Ky., in sub- 
stance: "Please acknowledge the receipt of 100 abstracts of tiilr 
we sent you at Stanford, Ky." 

On reluming to the clerk's office the latter showed the card lo 
his deputy, Col. White, and told him he had made no such order 
and would answer the card in a way that ii\ the future there would 
be no such confusion and mixture of the mail matter, and did im- 
mediately answer thus: "Sirs: — Your card in regard to the ab- 
stracts of title received. I ordered none and received none. I have 
a cousin residing at Stanford, Ky. His name is W. H. Miller: my 
name is W. H. Miller. His father was a Miller; my father was a 
Miller. His mother was a Harris; my mother was a Harris. His 
wife is named Kate; my wife is named Kate. He used to be Circuit 
Court Clerk; I am now Circuit Court Clerk, and about the only 
difference between us is, he is a lawyer, and I am not; he is older 
and has more sense than T." 

The reply was shown to Col. White, to whom we stated we 
could say further, if necessary: He had an Uncle Bob, I had an 
Uncle Bob; he had an Uncle John, so did I; he had an Uncle Tom, 
so did I; he had Aunts Susan, Malinda, and Margaret, so did I, and 
the Colonel, with an interjection, said: "It will be published in 
every paper of the State." It was pretty extensively published. The 
book concern never after got our orders mixed. 

We have received letters from our cousin addressed to W. H. 
Miller and signed with the same name, as though one was writing 
to himself. 

On one occasion we received a letter from him saying he had 
a dun from a jewelry establishment of Louisville, and as he did not 
owe the bill he wrote the firm giving the address of six W. H. 
Millers of his acquaintance, telling the firm to dun all of them and 
may be in the rounds they would strike the right one: and in same 
told them of the writer, but at the same time writing them that he 
had no idea it was the writer, as he had an idea that the writer 
had never seen in or knew anything of a jewelry store. 


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(Named in Section 6, Chapter 5, Part I.) 

Article 1. — Susannah Miller, a daughter of Daniel Miller and Susan- 
nah Anderson, his wife, was born in jMadison County, Ky., 
March 26, 1804. 


She was a very bright, sensible wo- 
man and of strong, fixed opinions of lier 
own, a devout Christian, and member of 
the old Baptist Church from an early 
period in her life till her death. On 
October 30, 1821, she was joined in the 
holy state of matrimony with Stanton 
Hume (born Nov. 12, 1790), a substan- 
tial and well-to-do citizen of Madison 
County. They lived and raised a family 
of five children. Her husband died many 
years before she. After his death she 
was united in marriage to Elder Allen 
Bmbry, an old Baptist preacher, Sept. 
27, 1858, whom she also survived, and 
died the 11th of November, 1871, well 
beloved by all who knew her. 

Notes: The Hume Family, of Madison County, Ky. 

The Humes came originally from Scotland to America. 

1. George Hume, who settled in Madison County, Ky., in an 
early day, was born May 21, 1759. His wife, Susannah, was born 
January 3, 1762. They came from Virginia. He died October 24, 
1816: iiis will bears date July 5, 1814, probated February 3, 1817. 
His wife died February 15, 1831. Their children: 

1. Thomas Hume. 

2. Larkin Hume, born March 20, 1788; married Nancy Mober- 
ley, a daughter of John Moberley and Miss Jenkins, his wife. 
(See Part 7, Chap. 18.) His wife was born February 25, 1794; 
died August 21, 1863. Larkin Hume died Nov. 29, 1835; his 
will bears date Sept. 5, 183 3, probated Jan. 4, 183 6. Their 

1. Amanda M. Hume, married John Challis, of Madison Co., 
Ky., May 24, 1838, (both dead). 

2. Louisa F. Hume, married John Park, of Irvine, Ky., Nov. 
5, 1840, (both dead). 

3. Thomas Richard Hume, married Susannah Woods Miller. 
(See Chap. 13, Sec. 7.) 

4. William Hume; married. 

5. John Moberley Hume; married: was a Confederate soldier. 

3. Stanton Hume, married Susannah Miller, as set forth in the 
beginning of Chapter 9. His will bears date Sept. 3, 1849, pro- 
bated April 4, 1853. 

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4. Elizabeth Hume, born January :5, 1794; died January IS, 
1S64. She (Dec. 22, 1840) wa.s the .second wife of William I^un- 
can. who was born Nov. 24, 1799. and died Oct. 19, 1S62, his 
first wife being her sister Catherine. 

5. Martha Jane Hume, born June 2:5, 1795; died Au.s?. 4, 1842; 
married P'redericlc Hvatt, of St. Louis County, Mo., Mar. 29, 1840. 

6. Frances Hume, born July 22, 1800; died March :;i, 1838; 
will dated March 28, 1838, probated April 2, 1838. 

7. Emma Hume, born Feb. 12, 1803; died Jaly 10, 18.51. 
Married Thomas Thorpe, who was born July 17, 1800; died 
April 17, 1885. 

8. Susannah Hume, boni April 6, 1806; died Jan. 14, 1828. 

9. Catherine Hume, born March 7, 1798; died Feb. 17, 1840. 
She was the first wife of William Duncan (see 4). 

10. Louisa Hume, married Mr. Finks, of Virginia. Two 

1. Early Finks. 

2. Louisa Finks. 

2. William Hume, died about 1822 or 3, leaving a widow, 
Sarah Ann, who died about 1841. Their children; 

1. Sarah Ann Hume; will bears date March 21, 182 6, probated 
Oct. 2, 1826. 

2. William Hume. 

3. Mary Hume. 

4. Simeon Hume, married Margaret F. Harris, daughter of 
Robert Harris and Jael Ellison, his wife. (See Part 3, Chap. 21.) 
The inventory and appraisement of his estate is dated Feb. 14, 

5. Gabriel Hume; will dated April 7, 1829, probated Aug. 31, 

6. Thomas Hume. 

7. Jane Hume. 

8. Nancy Hume. 

9. Betsy Hume. 

10. Eliza Hume. 

3. Benjamin Hume's inventory, returned in 1822. 

4. Reuben Hume, wife Ann. 
Lewis Hume. 

George Hume. 
John Hume. 
Joel Hume. 

The above named five were evidently brothers. The first four 
named made deeds to Joel Hume. 

5. Susan E. Hume; married Zacheus Taylor, Dec. 13, 1830. 

The children of Susannah Miller and Stanton Hume are named 
in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Julia Anderson Hume, a daughter, born in Madison 
County. Feb. 13, 1823; was an energetic, stirring, business woman, 
a splendid manager and beautiful housekeeper and much admired 
by the relatives and friends; was of a very amiable and lovely dis- 
position and ever generous to the faults of others, and of a forgiv- 
ing spirit. She was married to Thomas Stanhope Ellis (born 1819, 
died Dec. 2 6, 1905), a gentleman of splendid habits and business 
qualities. For a number of years his occupation was that of a 
farmer, but for a long while a merchant, doing business at different 
times in Elliston, Waco. Richmond, and Silver Creek, in said county. 

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They were both members of the old Baptist Church. Mrs. Ellis 
died in 1903, her husband surviving; now (1905) living in Rich- 
mond: since died, Dec. 26, 1905, born 1819. The children born to 
them were: 

1. Susan Elizabeth Ellis, born April 7, 1844; married John A. 
Higgins, March 1, 1870, a merchant of Richmond, Ky.. and a 
staunch Presbyterian. Issue: 

1. Julia Higgins, a spinster. 

2. Sallie Gunnel Ellis, born Dec. 12, 1850. Teacher for a num- 
ber of years in the Deaf and Dumb Institution at Danville. 

3. Mary Stanton Ellis, born July 4, 1854; married Oct. 6, 1886, 
to Rev. H. T. Daniel. Her husband died several years ago. She 
has a position in the Deaf and Dumb Institution at Danville, Ky. 

4. Helen Carter Ellis, born March 3, 1869; died 18 — . 
Section 2. Margaret Miller Hume, a daughter, born Aug. 27, 

18 25; died December 5, 18 29, very young. 

Section 3. Susan Jane Hume, a daughter, born July 6, 1828; 
died Jan. 4, 18 90: married to John H. Embry Jan. 9, 1850; lived 
a while in Madison County, Ky., and moved to Missouri, where they 
lived a number of years, and returned to and settled in Madison 
County, where they spent the remainder of their days. Mr. Embry 
was a hightoned honorable gentleman and farmer. They raised 
a family of ten children: 

1. Mary Embry, born Oct. 12, 1850; unmarried. She and her 
single sister Sue have a home in Elliston, Madison County, Ky. 

2. Jos. Hume Embry, born Jan. 9, 1852; died a bachelor, 18 — . 

3. Nannie W. Embry, born April 3, 1853; married William T. 
Griggs. Issue: 

1. Paul Sparks Griggs. 

2. Joel Taylor Griggs. 
?,. John Embry Griggs. 

4. William Hume Griggs. (3 and 4 are twins.) 

4. William S. Embry, born Oct. 27, 1854; died a bachelor. 

5. Sue E. Embry, born Sept. 11, 1856. She and her sister Mary 
live together in Elliston. 

6. Lucy D. Embry, born July 8, 1858; married Joel Park. (See 
Part VI, Chap. 8, Sec. 9.) 

7. John T. Embry, born March 28, 1860; married Bessie Broad- 
dus. and his wife died, leaving one child. (See Part VII, Chap. 
7, Sec. 3.) 

8. George Webb Embry, born Oct. 10, 1861; died a bachelor. 

9. Irvine Miller Embry, born April 6, 18 65; died April 17, 1865. 

10. Ed S. Embry, born April 6, 18 67; died Feb. 3, 1889. 

11. Frank S. Embry, born Oct. 17, 1869; died. 
Mrs. Embry was a member of the old Baptist Church. 

Section 4. William Stanton Hume, a son, born Sept. 4, 1832; 
died Sept. 12, 1885; was an active man; married Miss Eugenia Bur- 
nam, accumulated a considerable estate, and died; his widow sur- 
vives. To them were born: 

1. John M. Hume, born April 4, 1858; died April 19, 1858. 

2. Thompson Burnam Hume, born March 31, 1859; died No- 
vember 29, 18 59. 

3. Edmund B. Hume, born Nov. 21, 18 60; married Oct. 2, 
1888, to Nettie Stockton; residents of Richmond, Ky. 

4. Stanton B. Hume, born Aug. 26, 1863: married Oct. 8, 1889, 
to Pattie Miller. His widow lives in Richmond, Ky. 

5. Curtis B. Hume, born Aug. 6, 1869: married Rella Harber. 

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7. Mary Wilson Hunic born .lul\ 7, 1872; married Harvey 
Clienaull, a prosperous farnicr, living near Rifliinond. Ky. (See 
Part V. Chap, i:!. Sec. 9.) 

8. Eugene F. Hume, born Sept. 23, 1876. 

9. Sue Miller Hume, born Nov. 29, 188U; marrit'd Lewis 
Herrington; live in Richmond, Ky. 

Section 5. Mary Louise Hume, a daughter, born May 9, 18 39 ; 
died ;March s, 1S79: married Thomas .1. McRoberts, a substantial 
business man oi Boyle County, a large landholder, farmer and cap- 
italist; one of the wealthiest men of Boyle County, now deceased. 
Their children: 

1. William Hume McRoberts, born .lune 26, 1863; died Feb. 
7, 1867. 

2. Mary Margaret McRoberts, born July 4, 18 65; died 19 — . 

3. Thomas Eugene McRoberts, born March 10, 18 68; died Aug. 

8, 1868. 

4. John Robert McRoberts, born Feb. 25, 187 0. 

5. George Andrew McRoberts, born Nov. 20, 1871. 

6. Susan Elizabeth McRoberts, born June 11, 1874; married 
Lewis N. Neale, of Madison County, Ky. They bought a fine, rich 
farm near Richmond, on which they now live. To them has been 
born one child: 

1. Lewis Newland Neale, Jr. 


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(Named in Chapter 5, Section 7.) 

x\rtiole 1. — Margaret ^liller, a daughter of Daniel stiller and Sii- 
saiuiah Woods, his wife, was born in Madison Connty Ky., De- 
cember 20, 1805 (to January 15, 1873). 

She was a good woman in every sense 
of the word; a consistent member of the 
Presbyterian Chnrcli. February 9, 1S26, 
she was united in marriage to Edmund 
L. Shaclielford (born March 26, 1S02; 
died April 21, 1876), an elegant gen- 
tleman and man of affairs, who studied 
law and was admitted to the bar in his 
young manhood; he afterwards aban- 
doned the practice. For a number of 
years was Cashier of the Richmond 
Branch of the Northern Bank of Ken- 
tucky. After the Civil War, in 18 6.5, he 
moved to Danville, Kentucky, where they 
spent the rest of their days. Their re- 
mains lie in the Richmond Cemetery. 


Wife of E. L. Shackleford 

Edmund Lyne Shackelford was a native born Kentuckian; his 
parents, however, came from Virginia to the State; he was a very 
estimable citizen and gentleman of great integrity, wholly devoted 
to duty, to his church, to his family, to his friends, to his county, 
and to his business; he commanded the 
respect of every one with whom he came 
in contact. The bank of Richmond, of 
which he was so long cashier, had its 
building on the corner of Main and Third 
streets, now the restaurant of Joe Giun- 
chigliani; when he left in 1865 the coun- 
ty lost one of its best citizens. He died 
in Danville April 21, 187 6; his remains 
were brought to Richmond and buried in 
the cemetery there, his wife having died 
January 15, 1873; her remains had been 
also interred in the same place. 

In Memoriam: Died in Danville, Ky., 
January 15, 187 3. Mrs. Margaret 
Shackelford, wife of Edmund L. Shack- 
elford, Esq., in the 68th year of her age. 
Mrs. Shackelford was the daughter of 
Major Daniel Miller, and was born in 
Madison County, Ky., December 29, 

1805, and there lived till the autumn of 18 65, when her husband 
removed his family to Danville to assume the duties of Cashier of 


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the First National Banlv. She was married on the 6th day of Feb- 
ruary. 1S2(): so that she lived with hrv husband for the unusual 
period of almost forty-seven years. Though the mother of ('ight 
children, she was permitted to see but three of them grow up 1o 
manhood or womanhood. These, one son and two married daugh- 
ters, together with their venerable father, now mourn the loss of 
her — a loss felt all the more, especially by the latter, because they 
had so long traveled life's journey in company. Her sickness was 
of only four days' duration. Pneumonia, that dire enemy of the 
feeble and the aged, often completes its work of death with start- 
ling rapidity. Owing to the nature of her disease, and the suffering 
it induced, she was able to commune but little with her family or 
friends these few last days. What counsels she might otherwise 
have given them, or what expression of her religious feelings she 
might have made, we cannot tell. But the evidence of her piety 
and of a good hope through grace of a blessed immortality were 
not left to depend upon the experiences of the last hour. A life 
of faith and charity such as hers, is a testimony to be valued above 
all others. "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall 
enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my 
Father which is in heaven." Mrs. Shackelford made a public pro- 
fession of faith in Christ and united with the Presbyterian Church 
at Richmond, in the spring of 1864, and her walk proved her a 
follower of "the Son of Man who came not to be ministered unto 
but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many." Of Jesus 
of Nazareth, whom God anointed with the Holy Ghost, it is said, 
as we may say of no other, "He went about doing good," Yet, in 
a real, though an inferior sense, we may safely predicate the same 
of His departed hand-maiden. And though she could not, like Him, 
"heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the 
people," she had the mind of Christ to minister according to her 
ability. This distinguishing trait of her character was admirably 
presented by her pastor, the Rev. Dr. McKee, in a most appropriate 
funeral discourse from these words, "For David after he had served 
his own generation by the will of God fell on sleep." Acts 13:36. 
Verily she did serve her generation. She served her family, her 
kindred, and the community where she lived, with a self-denial 
and a continuance in well-doing rarely equaled and still more rarely 
surpassed. Quiet and unostentatious in all her ways, she abounded 
in those tender ministries of love which are the true glory of Chris- 
tian women. The sick, the poor, the distressed of all classes shared 
in her kind and unremitting charities. The writer of this brief 
tribute to her worth hath abundant reason to cherish her memory, 
and to speak of her goodness. He can never forget her attentions 
to the sick and dying of his own household, while he yet had a 
household; how her gentle voice and hands ministered to the com- 
fort of his most beloved: how she watched with him and his chil- 
dren during the weary hours of night, when the life of the patient 
sufferer seemed fast ebbing away. In like manner could many oth- 
ers bear witness to her modest goodness. But the end hath come — 
the end of her serving. She resteth from her labors and her works 
do follow her. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter 
thou into the joy of the Lord." And in that august day when the 
Son of Man shall sit upon the throne of his glory, and all nations 
be gathered before him, who fitter than thou to stand among them 
on his right hand and to hear the King say: "Come, ye blessed 
of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foun- 
dation of the world: for I was an hungered and ye gave me meat: 

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was thii-sty and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger and ye took 
me in; naked and ye clothed me; I was sick and ye visited me; I 
was in prison and ye came unto me?" 

But tliough it be well with her, there is another desolate home 
on earth. Heavy sorrow weighs down the spirits of the bereaved, 
though they sorrow not as those who have no hope. The loss of 
a mother, of such a mother, is an irreparable loss. The loneliness 
of him, who for almost half a century had her by his side as a sweet 
companion and faithful helper, none can fully realize, but those of 
a like experience. The desire of his eyes, the wife of his youth, 
has been taken from him in his old age. It is a dreadful stroke. 
The God of all consolation comfort these mourning hearts and give 
them grace to follow her even as she followed Christ. S. G. 

Edmund Lyne Shackelford, the husband of Margaret Miller, and 
John H. Shackelford, who married Malinda Miller (see Chap. 11), 
were sons of George Shackelford and Martha Hockaday, his wife, 
who emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky. George Shackelford was 
a son of Lyne Shackelford and Elizabeth Taliaferro, his wife. Lyne 
Shackelford was a son of John Shackelford and Miss Lyne, his 
wife, and John Shackelford was a son of James Shackelford. Mar- 
tha Hockaday was a daughter of Edmund Hockaday and Martha 
Otey, his wife, and Edmund Hockaday was a son of Edmund Hock- 

To Margaret Miller and Edmund Lyne Shackelford were born: 

Section 1. Martha Hockaday Shackelford, born Dec. 2 0, 1S27; 
died Sept. 12, 1829. 

Section 2. Mary Juliett Shackelford, born May 18, 1S31; died 
March 18, 1833. 

Section 3. Susan Frances Shackelford, born July 24, 1834; 
married Sidney V. Rowland, an elegant man, Feb. 22, 1853. She 
being a lovely woman with a bright, cheerful disposition. Lived 
in Richmond a number of years and moved to Danville, where they 
spent the latter years of their life. To them were born: 

1. Edmund Shackelford Rowland, born Dec. 1, 1853; died Jan. 
20, 1854. 

2. William Shackelford Rowland, born March 7, 1855; mar- 
ried, first, Mary Bowman; they had two children, Hugh and Mary. 
He married his second wife. Miss McDowell. 

3. David Pitman Rowland, born June 27, 1857; married, April 
12, 1882, to Lizzie Lee. (See Part L Chap. 6, Sec. 1.) 

4. Edmund Lyne Rowland, born Jan. 17, 1860; married, May 
30, 1882, Miss Bryant. 

5. Hugh Goddin Rowland, born July 4,1861; died Dec. 13,1874. 

6. Margaret Shackelford Rowland, born Jan. 4, 1864: niarried, 
Feb. 18, 188 5, to Stephen B. White. They are both dead; left 
two children. 

Section 4. William Henry Shackelford, a son, died in infancy 
in 1840. 

Section 5. A son, not named, died in infancy, June 8, 1840. 

Section 6. Edmund Lyne Shackelford, a son, born March, 184 2. 
died Sept. 1, 1880; was a merchant of Richmond a long while. He 
never married. When his parents moved to Danville he stayed there 
much of his time, but would never surrender his home at Richmond, 
always claiming it as his home, where he invariably cast his vote, 
and not elsewhere. He died in Danville, Sept. 1, 1880, at the age 
of thirty-eight years and six months, and his body buried in the 

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Richmond cemetery. He had many warm personal friends, was 
kind-hcarlcd. liberal and true, and known for his strict honesty. 

Section 7. Margaret Miller Shackelford, born May G, 1844; died 
.lune 19, 1874; married Robert Hann, Feb. 18. 1868. Her remains 
were buried in the Richmond cemetery. She was, indeed, a lovely 
character. Their children: 

1. Edmund Lyne Hann, born March .5, lS(i9. 

2. Alexander Robertson Hann, born April 29, 1872. 

Section 8. Juliette Malinda Shackelford, a daughter, died 
young, in 18 49 — :]2 months old. 



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(Named in Chapter 5, Section 8.) 

Article 1. — Maliiula Miller, a daugliter of Daniel Miller and Susan- 
nah Woods, his wife, was born in Madison County, Kentucky, 

January 15, 1808. 

Slie was a cliarming woman, and, as 
it is told, a favorite of her father. De- 
cember 16, 1830, she was joined in mar- 
riage to John H. Shackelford (a brother 
to Edmund L. Shackelford, who had 
married her sister Margaret ) . He was 
born August 29, 1803: died March 22, 
1875. See Chap. 10. He was a gentle- 
man of splendid breeding, to whom her 
father had no personal objection, only he 
did not wish for his daughter to marry 
any one. She died, her husband surviv- 
ing, leaving two little sons, who were 
reared, in the main, by their Aunt Mar- 
garet, who became as a mother to them. 
Mrs. Malinda Shackelford was a (very 
stylish, graceful and beautiful woman. 
Their children: 

Section 1. George Daniel Shackel- 
ford, born September 2 2, 1831; died .June 
2 8, 187 4: married Ruth Warfield, whom 
he survived, and then he married Elizabeth Sweeney, January 6, 
1857. He was a Confederate soldier, served in General Price's 
army and was wounded in battle. After he retired from the army 
he came to Richmond, Ky., where he en- 
gaged in the dry goods business. In 
1870 he was elected Clerk of the Madi- 
son County Court on the Democratic 
ticket, dying in office, June 28, 1874. 
His brother James, under appointment, 

term of about two 
emoluments to his 
was Deputy during 
except one year, 
was big-hearted, 
and loved his 


filled his unexpired 
months, giving the 
widow. The writer 
his entire term, 
George D. Shackelford 
brave and generous. 

friends, and his f riends were fond of 
him. The children of the last marriage 

1. Linda Shackelford, born Dec. 2 3, 
1857: died May 28, 1860. 

2. Sweeny Shackelford, born Dec. 
13, 1859: died Jan. 28, 1863. 

3. Edmund Lyne Shackelford, born 
Jan. 29, 1862: killed mysteriously in 
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 17, 1885. 


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4. Laura Shackt'lford, born .Iiil.v HI, 1S6 4; married L. Ruth- 
erford Blanlon, now a large coal dealer of Richmond, Kentucky. 

1. Lindsey Blanlon. 

2. George Daniel Blanton. 

5. A daughter, born Nov. 28, 1866; died the next day. 

6. A daughter, born May 22, 1861; died the next day. 

Section 2. James Thomas Shackelford, born .June 2, 1834, a 
prominent citizen mainly of Madison County, but having spent i)art 
of his early life in other places; a merchant and farmer. He filled 
the unexpired term of his brother George as Clerk, turning the pro- 
ceeds over to his brother's widow. He was clerk in the Revenue 
office under Chas. H. Rodes, Collector, and continued on under Mr. 
Rodes' successor, Mr. .John W. Yerkes, whilst at Richmond and after 
the office was moved to Danville, some seven or eight years in the 
Revenue service, and made an honest and faithful officer. A short 
while before his death, having sold a farm high up on Silver Creek, 
he i)urchased another nice farm lower down on the same creek, and 
was making preparations to enter actively into the farming busi- 
ness when suddenly stricken with paralysis, from which he could 
never rally, and quickly passed away (1904), honored, respected 
and admired by his fellows. He was a large, portly man, true as 
steel to a friend, to whom he would stick closer than a brother. 
He first married, Jan. 22, 1862, Mary Bates, daughter of Daniel 
Bates, and second, Mary Clay Keene, Jan. 20, 1869. (See Part H, 
Cha]). 5, Sec. 1.) Issue of the first marriage: 

1. Daniel Bates Shackelford, born April 4, 186:3. He is the 
leading hardware merchant of Richmond, Ky., successor to his 
father in the business. He married Callie Chenault. (See Chap. 
14, Sec. 2, and Part HI, Chap. 48, Sec. 8.) Issue: 

1. Mary Bates Shackelford. 

2. Callie Miller Shackelford. 

3. Elizabeth Shackelford. 

2. James Thomas Shackelford, born March 8, 1865; died Julv 
23, 1866. 

Issue of the second marriage: 

3. William Rodes Shackelford, born October 2 6, 18 69. He is 
a prominent lawyer of the Richmond bar. He is to be married, 
Jan. 2 9, 19 07, to Anne Louise Clay, daughter of Hon. Cassius 
M. Clay, of Bourbon County, Ky. The marriage occurred as ap- 
l)ointed. They live in Richmond, Ky. Mr. Shackelford is a Dem- 
ocratic candidate for County Judge, wi'th flattering prospects of 

4. Clay Keene Shackelford, born October 8, 1871; a resident 
of Richmond, Ky. 

5. John Hockaday Shackelford, born Dec. 2, 1873. He is a 
rising man in the railroad business. He is very energetic. 

6. Sarah Keene Shackelford, born Sept. 16. 1875; living wirh 
her mother in Richmond. Ky. 

7. George Daniel Shackelford, born Julv 26, 1878; died March 
29, 1886. 

8. James Thomas Shackelford, Jr., born Dec. 20, 1880. 

9. Mary Keene Shackelford, born Dec. 19, 1882; married 
George W. Goodloe, son of Judge John D. Goodloe, of Madison 
County, Ky. After the birth of the first and only child she died, 
and her death was greatly lamented by many relatives and friends. 
The child survived a short while and died. These deaths occurred 
in 1906. 

10. A daughter, born and died Nov. 19, 18 85. 


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(Named in Chapter 5, Section 9.) 

Article 1. — Colonel Thomas Woods Miller, a son of Daniel Miller and 
Susannah Woods, his wife, was born in ]\radison (^ounty, Ky., 
the 3d day of December 1811; died April 23, 18»1. 

His appearance in the world made it 
none the worse. He was never very ro- 
bust, upwards of six feet and slender, a 
man and a gentleman, of fine carriage, 
tall, erect, respected by all, admired by 
many; a stranger to fear, honest and 
/* ^ .. faithful in every trust; public spirited, 

favorable to every needful public and pri- 
vate improvement; an affectionate and 
good husband, a kind and indulgent 
father; a friend and helper of those who 
needed help. He married in Madison 
County, Ky., June 1, 1841, to Mary Jane 
Hocker, a daughter of Colonel Nicholas 
Hocker and Nancy Ellison, his wife. (See 
Part VII, Chap. 7, Sec. 1-4.) She was 
born Feb. 21, 1825; died 19 05. He lived 
till about the year 1864 in the eastern 
part of Madison County, on Muddy Creek, 
and there had erected two nice, commo- 
dious dwelling houses, and was an extensive farmer during the time, 
when he moved to Stanford, Lincoln County, and there engaged in 
merchandising, in which he was successful, and there he spent the 
remainder of his days, and was the last 
survivor of his father's children. He 
was no drawback to any community; 
aided much in the growth of his town, 
where he built several substantial busi- 
ness houses and residences. He died 
there in 1891, survived by his wife, who 
had been afflicted nearly all of their mar- 
ried life. She died in 19 05. He was a 
Colonel of Kentucky Militia. Only one 
child was born to them: 

Section 1. Susan Malinda Miller, a 
charming Christian woman, whom every 
one knew only to love, was born May 2 7, 
1742. Married, October 15, 1861, to 
John Samuel Owsley, a substantial farm- 
er of Walnut Flat, Lincoln County, Ky., 
of a historic family, who was born Oct. 
3, 1840. Mrs. Owsley died Oct. 15, 1888, 
leaving these children: 

1. Mary Eliza Owsley, born Dec. 25, 
1864; married Nov. 1, 1883, to Will- 
iam Rucker Manier, of Nashville, Tenn. Issue: 



Wife of Thos. Woods Miller 

I/islan/ mil/ (i('ii('iil(it/ii',-< Id I 

1. William R. Manier, Jr., born Jan. ?,. 1SS5. 

2. ,]()lin Owsley Manier, born March IN, 1SS7. 

3. Mary Malinda Manier, born March ol, 1891. 

4. Thoma.s Miller Manier, born Jan. 15, 1S97. 

2. John Samuel Owsley, Jr., altorney-at-law of Stanford, Ky.; 
one time Coninionwealth's Attorney: born Jan. 20, 1S67; married 
April 26, 1894, Miss Ella McElwain, of Franklin, Ky. Issue: 

1. James McElwain Owsley, born Feb. 7, 189 5. 

3. Mattie Woods Owsley, born June 13, 18 69; married, June 
18, 1895, to W. P. Walton, who came from Virginia, an editor. 
Xow residents of Lexington, Ky. Issue: 

1. W. P. Walton, Jr., born May 14, 1896. 

2. Miller Owsley Walton, born April 3, 1898. 

3. :\Iary Miller Walton, born June 7, 19 02. 

4. Margaret Susan Owsley, born .luly 10, 1871; married, Dec. 
31, 1896, to J. S. Wells, a druggist merchant of Danville, Ky. 

1. Mary Manier Wells, born June 15, 189 8. 

2. Margaret Owsley Wells, born Feb. 12, 1903. 

3. John Samuel Wells, born Jan. 3, 19 05. 

5. Malinda Owsley, born Aug. 19, 1873. 

6. Thomas Miller Owsley, born April 2, 1875: married Jan. 15, 
1903, to Miss Katherine McGoodwin, of Bowling Green. Mr. Ows- 
ley is a prominent attorney-at-law at Bowling Green. Issue: 

1. Virginia McGoodwin Owsley, born Oct. IS, 1903. 

7. Emma McGehee Owsley, born Aug. 8, 1877. 

8. Michael Owsley, born June 20, 1881. 


History and Genealogies 

CH APTEl? 13. 


(Named in Chapter 5, Section 10.) 

Article 1. — Colonel Christopher Irvine Miller, a son and youngest 
child of Daniel Miller and Susannah Woods, his wife, was bom 
near the mouth of Hickory Lick, a branch of >Iuddy Creek, at 
his parents' home, December 20, 1813. 

He was upwards of six feet and 
weighed two hundred pounds. He was 
joined in marriage, by Elder Allen Em- 
bry, an old Baptist preacher, September 
1, 1836, to Talitha Harris, a daughter 
of Christopher Harris and Sallie Wal- 
lace, his wife (see Part III, Chap. 30), 
the marriage occurring at the home of 
the bride's parents. Of this union 
eleven children were born, ten of whom 
were raised to maturity. He was a 
Colonel of Kentucky Militia; often is- 
sued the three days' notices to the mi- 
litia to attend the regimental and bat- 
talion drills. 

Christopher Irvine Miller was very 
fond of company and greatly enjoyed 
the presence of friends. Until age crept 
upon him, he enjoyed the sports of 
hunting, such as deer, birds, etc., and 
deer remained plentiful in the Kentucky 
apart a week or two of every fall which 

this enjoyment — he was a crack shot with the 

No one pitted against 


fishing, and so long as 
mountains, he would set 
he would spend in 
rifle and shot gun. 

him would return in the evening with 
more game in the bag than he. Many 
a long winter night at home by a bright 
wood fire in the presence of the family 
and others have we listened without tir- 
ing or getting sleepy to his hunting sto- 
ries, which, if printed as told by him, 
would be good reading. He was full of 

No one had a kinder heart or cher- 
ished his friends more than did he, and 
nearly every one were fond of Irvine 
Miller. His enemies were few and far 

He was a farmer and upon his farm, 
near his dwelling, he built a blacksmith 
shop, which was provided with everything 
that was in that day considered neces- 
sary and convenient for the operation of 
a first class shop — including a goodly 
supply of the best of tools of every sort 
and size; his edged tools always found to be sharp and in splendid 


Wife of Christopher I. Miller 

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condition, and he knew how to use them; he was a first class me- 
chanic and conld make anything from a needle or fish-hook to a 
wagon or plow. He never half-way did anything; he went on the 
principle that if a thing was worth doing at all it was worth doing 
well. His customers, who were many, not only in his own, but in 
adjoining counties, had the utmost confidence in him, not only in 
his work, but in his word, for his word was his bond and his work 
was his reward. He was a hard and constant worker and the 
greatest recreation he enjoyed was when on his hunting trips and an 
occasional outing, fishing in Station Camp Creek, or attending his 
church meetings. He operated his shop actively until just a few 
years before his death, then being physically unable to do so. His 
shop was known not only over the county, but adjoining counties. 
His work had a high reputation. He shod mules by the hundreds 
for the Southern market which were in those days driven through 
to market. He manufactured plows, wagons and all sorts of farm- 
ing utensils, did an immense amount of hOrae shoeing. His cele- 
brated turning plow, known as the "Miller Plow," was at that time 
the best plow made, and on many occasions given the premium over 
all other competitors at the fairs, and had a famous reputation and 
ready sale fast as made. 

For many years before his death he and his wife were consistent 
and beloved members of the old Baptist Church at Flatwoods. 

He was beloved, honored and respected by all who knew him, 
and at his death, which occurred October 14, 1878, at his Muddy 
Creelv liome, many relatives and friends mourned and lamented. 
He was much missed by his neighborhood for years thereafter. His 
sufferings, trials and labors have ceased and he is at perfect rest in 
the presence of his Maker and Redeemer. 

His remains were placed under the sod in the burying plot near 
and in front of the residence on the farm lately owned and occu- 
pied by the late Elder John M. Park, and stone properly inscribed 
marks the grave. His children will cherish his memory as long as 
they live. 

His wife, Talitha Harris, was born at the home of her parents 
on Muddy Creek, in said county of Madison, March 17, 1815. She 
survived from the death of her husband until January 2, 1882, 
when she passed from time to eternity, this event occurring at the 
home of her daughter, Susannah Hume, on Muddy Creek. She had 
not been strong and well for several years, was very sick sometime 
before her death. She did not fear to meet death, had abiding faith 
and trust in her Savior. She and her husband became members of 
the Flatwood Church at the same time. 

She possessed a strong mind, good judgment, open and free 
speech; what she had to say she said it, in plain words, without de- 
ceit. Was admired by all her acquaintances. What she said and did 
was in the open, unhidden. She was very industrious and no wo- 
man could accomplish more with her hands in the same time than 
she. She was beneficent and kind, big-hearted, a loving and true 
wife, a good mother. She is now asleep in Jesus. It seems hard 
to be separated from so good a mother, but the will of God be done. 
How consoling to know^ that her troubles are ended, with the com- 
fortable hope that she enjoys the sweet rest of that heavenly home 
of which she so sweetly and calmly spoke just before her departure. 
Her remains lie under the sod by the side of lier husband's. 

Mrs. Charles (Mary Miller) Stephens, of Paris, Ky., a daughter 
of General John Miller, writes that her "father and his brothers 
were well educated," and speaks of their beautiful hand-writing, 

104 Historij and Genealogies 

and says: "I remember dear Uncle Irvine, too, wrote a beautiful 
hand. I think he was one of the gentlest, loveliest men I ever knew. 
Really we love and honor the memories of all our uncles and aunts. 
They were a remarkable family, and we honor our wise grand- 
parents. Aunt Talitha, I remember, was one of the most genial, 
hospitable persons I ever knew, and so kind and sympathetic with 
children. She took me home with her once when I was a little girl 
— rode behind her on horseback — and in the evening Uncle Irvine 
would take the violin from its box and play the jolliest dance music, 
and you boys and girls and ourselves would have a happy time — 
your mother sitting by and enjoying it all. I recall many happy 
pictures of my childhood." 

In 1846 C. I. Miller qualified as Deputy Sheriff for Jacob S. 
White, Sheriff of Madison County, Ky. 

Accounts of their children are given in the coming sections: 
Nos. 1 to 11 inclusive: 

Section 1. Sarah Wallace Miller, a daughter and first born, was 
born at home on Drowning Creek, June 7, 1837; was joined in mar- 
riage, June 5, 1856, by Elder John M. Park, an old Baptist preacher, 
to Stanton Hmne Thorpe, at the home of her parents on Muddy 
Creek. She died May 27, 1897, survived by her husband, who lived 
a few years and died. The fruits of this union were ten children: 

1. Amelia Nash Thorpe, born May 4, 1857; married William 
Joseph Wagers, Jan. 11, 1877, a Muddy Creek farmer. To them 
was born one child: 

1. James Wagers, now a young man and Deputy Clerk of the 
Madison Circuit Court. 

2. Thomas Miller Thorpe, born Jan. 30, 1859; married Bettie 
Bonney; died leaving a widow and these children: 

1. William Thorpe. 

2. Hume Thorpe. 

3. Nathan C. Thorpe. 

4. Sallie Thorpe. 

5. Eliza Miller Thorpe. 

Thomas Miller Thorpe died leaving his wife surviving. 

3. George Hume Thorpe, born Jan. 31, 1861; married Mrs. 
Bettie Thorpe, nee Bonney, widow of his brother, Thomas Miller 
Thorpe. No issue. 

4. Christopher Irvine Thorpe, born May 31, 1863; died Jan. 
12, 1864. 

5. Stanton Hume Thorpe, born Dec. 10, 1864; married Hen- 
rietta Ravburn. Served two years as Clerk of the Madison Cir- 
cuit Court, defeating his uncle, Will Miller, for the nomination, 
and for whom he had been deputy. Issue: 

1. Cecil Thorpe. 

6. Robert Daniel Thorpe, born April 29, 18 66. Single. 

7. Hugh Thorpe, born Feb. 20, 1868; died March 12, 1890. 

8. John Harris Thorpe, born May 2, 1872; married Kate Mc- 
Cord. She died leaving her husband and two children; 

1. Hugh Miller Thorpe. 

2. John Harris Thorpe. 

9. Woods Thorpe, born May 4, 1875; died Oct. 30, 1876. 

10. Sallie Elizabeth Thorpe, born Nov. 16, 1877; married Rich- 
ard Cobb, a livery man of Richmond, Ky. Their children: 
l.Tabitha Park Cobb. 
2. Jesse Cobb. 

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Section '2. Robert Daniel .Milk r, a son, second child, born 
at home on Drowning Creek, March 4, 1S39. He 
the cause of the South in the Civil War of 1S62 and enlisted in the 
Confederate Army, Chenaulfs Regimen! . under the command of 
Gen. .John H. Morgan. In the summer or early fall of 1S()2 he, 
with two companies of Confederate soldiers, under the temi)o- 
rary command of Capt. .lesse, proceeded from Tenness-'e to Central 
Kentucky, and on Monday, September 8, 1862, ihey came In 
contact with about 1,000 Federal soldiers in ambush on the top of 
Pine Mountain. Volley after volley of the enemy's balls was 
poured into them, killing and wounding several of the company, 
and killing nearly all their horses, and completely routing the little 
band, running them pell-mell over the rugged cliffs and declivities 
of the mountain. In the skirmish ^liller's horse was shot and killed 

from under him, but he, with Harris Thorpe, Scott Stivers, 

Stevens and two Owen County men, his comrades in arms, made 
temporarily their escape. But the topography of the cotintry, 
strange to them, wild and mountainous, alive with Federal sol- 
diers and buskwackers, and becoming very much fatigued, almost 
starved, and seeing no possible way of getting safely out, they 
very wisely concluded to, and did on the following Wednesday, sur- 
render to the home guards, and w^ere paroled. Miller then re- 
mained with, and as best he could, ministered to the wants 
and comforts of his uncle, .John Harris, who had been fatally shot in 
the battle, until his death, which occurred in a few days. He then 
attended to and saw that his remains were buried in as decent a 
manner as possible under the existing circumstances. Thereupon, 
he returned home, where he remained about two weeks, when under 
exchange, he re-entered the Confederate service, under the gallant 
and intrepid Gen. John H. Morgan: was engaged in many daring and 
rapid raids, and several severe conflicts; was again captured in 
General Morgan's famous raid into the States of Indiana and Ohio, 
and carried as a prisoner of war to Camp Morton, near Indianapolis, 
Indiana. In his removal from there to the Federal Prison, Camp 
Douglas, at Chicago, he made good his escape by jumi)ing from the 
train of cars on which the prisoners were aboard, and made his way 
under difficulties, back to Madison County, Kentucky, which at that 
time was in complete possession of the Federal forces. Arriving 
at home late one rainy night, thinly clad, food and raiment were 
furnished him by his good mother, when he immediately retired to 
a thicket on the place, not even daring to take shelter under the 
parental roof, for fear of being recaptured by the enemy and en- 
dangering the safety of the liberty or lives of his father and mother, 
and being himself disposed of as a spy. Remaining concealed on the 
place for about a week, he left and went, accompanied b.v a friend, 
through the country to Paris, Ky., and there boarded a train of cars 
and was carried by railroad speed to the State of Minnesota, and 
there engaged in work for a time, until the opportunity presented it- 
self, when he joined a company or wagon traiir, backed by Federal 
troops and crossed the Western plains to the territory of Idaho, the 
Indians of the section through which they traveled then being on 
the war path, and causing much trouble to the government, having 
several fights with the Indians on the way. He remained in the 
territories of Idaho and Montana, engaged in prospecting and min- 
ing for gold, until the year 1S67, when he returned to the home of 
his parents. 

During his absence from home he had been exposed to many 
dangers and hardships; he remained at home something like a year, 

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and then went and located at Goodland, Newton County, Ind., about 
the first of 18 68. The next year, towards its close, he returned to 
Madison County, Kentucky, and on December 22, 1869, was mar- 
ried to Susan J. Barrett, a daughter of Francis Barnett and Miranda 
Duncan his wife (who were married Sept. 2 6, 18 44), at the resi- 
dence of Coleman Covington, on Muddy Creek, by Elder .John M. 
Park, an old Baptist preacher. Then he and his bride left for their 
home at Goodland, where they lived until the year 187 6, when they 
returned to near Earl Park, Benton County, Indiana, a distance less 
than half a days' horseback ride from the spot where he made his 
escape from the Federal soldiers. He lived at near Earl Park for 
a number of years and then went with his family to Denver, Colo- 
rado, where his wife died. His wife was born March 20, 1857, 
and was killed by an accident on an elevator in Denver, Colorado, a 
r umber of years since. 

He now lives in Woodward County, Oklahoma, about eleven 
miles from a little place called Doris, where he has entered and 
staked a claim for 160 acres of land, upon which he has lived for 
four years, being required by the Government to occupy the same 
five years before perfecting his title to the land. Their children: 

1. Laura Frances Miller, born Oct. 3, 1870; married .1. W. 
Horstman, of Denver, Colorado. 

2. Miranda Matilda Miller, born Nov. 27, 1871: married E. P. 
Worcester; they live in Des Moines, Iowa. Their children: 

1. Earl Worcester. 

2. Irene Worcester. 

3. Eugene Worcester. 

3. Talitha Ann Eliza Miller, born Nov. 29, 1873; died . 

4. Eddie Lyon Shackelford Miller, born .Jan. 19, 1895; died 
Sept. 3, 1896. 

5. Susan Robert Miller, born .Jan. 9, 1877, married J. D. 
Wilmot, of Denver, Colorado. 

6. A daughter, Susannah, born Aug. 23, 1S79; died Sept. 6, 

7. Christopher Irvine Miller, born April 6, 1882; a railroad man 
of Denver, Colorado. 

8. Leah Miller, the youngest, now living in Denver, Colorado. 

Section 3. James Christopher Miller, a son, was born at the 
John Blanton House, on Downing Creek, Sept. 3, 1841. He favored 
the cause of the South and joined the Confederate army, Chenault's 
Regiment, under the command of General John H. Morgan, in the 
late Civil War of 1862. In that noted raid of the daring Morgan 
into the States of Indiana and Ohio, in which his men were in the 
saddle twenty-odd days without sleep, only what they got on the 
backs of their horses: he was captured at Cheshire, O., and taken as a 
prisoner of war, first to the Federal prison in Camp Chase, and 
there in that filthy place confined for a time: from there removed 
to Camp Douglas, at Chicago, where he remained in prison for eigh- 
teen months. When all hope for the success of the Southern cause 
was exploded, by taking the oath of allegiance to the Federal Gov- 
ernment, he was released from prison and came home. When the 
rights of suffrage, which was taken from the Confederates, as rebels, 
was finally restored, through the efforts of such men as Gen. Frank 
Wolford, his first attempt to vote was under the bayonet, and the 
officers of the election refused him a vote, which the courts upheld. 

During his service in the army he was in many bold raids un- 

tier his noted leader, engaged in several battles, and exposed to 
all the dangers and hardships incident to such service. 

Having learned under his father before entering the war, the 
trade of a blacksmith when he came home he followed that as 
an occupation until his marriage. After that event he followed 
farming some years, when he moved to Northern Indiana, Newton, 
County, where he lived a time and then came back to Madison Coun- 
ty, Ky., and engaged again in blacksmithing, following the same 
for several years. He tired of that and began farming once more. 
He now lives on the old farm where his father lived and died. 

September 22, 1869, he was joined in marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth 
S. Rayburn, widow- of .John Rayburn, deceased, and daughter of 
Wilson C. N. Broaddas, by Elder John M. Park, at her late home on 
Upper Muddy Creek. She was a descendant of the old Virginia 
family set forth in the attached Notes of the Broaddus family, 
.lames C. Miller and his wife are both members of the Old Baptist 
Church. To them were born these children: 

1. Elizabeth Susan Miller, born August 2 7, 187<i; married 
William Edgar Blanton, proprietor of a large lumber mill and 
lilant in Richmond, Ky. Their children: 

1. Elizabeth Blanton. 

2. Edgar Blanton. 

3. Emmet Blanton. 

4. Susan Shackelford Blanton. 

5. Camilla Blanton. 

6. James Edgar Blanton. 

2. Talitha Harris Miller, born Dec. 5, 1891; died Aug. 5, 1873. 

3. James Christopher Miller, born Dec. 19, 187 3, married Anna 
Bluez. They live at Almira, State of Washington. He is a farmer. 
Their children: 

1. Nannie Caroline Miller, born Nov. 11, 1902. 

2. Jesse Bluez Miller, born Dec. 2 8, 19 04. 

3. Elizabeth Miller. 

4. Mary Eliza Miller, born Aug. 5, 18 80; teacher in Caldwell 
High School, of Richmond, Ky., and musician: married. June, 
1907, to William E. Gilkeson, a coal operator and promoter, lo- 
cated at Blanch, Belle County, Ky.; the marriage took place at 
the writer's residence in Richmond, Ky., and was solemnized by 
Elder Charles H. Waters, of Maryland. 

5. Katie Wilson Miller, born May 28, 18 85; holds a first-class 
certificate of qualification to teach the public schools of Kentucky. 

Note: The Broaddus Family. 

Edward Broaddus emigrated from Wales in the early part of 
the eighteenth century and settled on Gwynn's Island, in the Pianki- 
Tank River, near its junction with the Rappahannock. In 1715 he 
moved to Caroline County (then King and Queen), where he resided 
till his death. He was twice married. The name of his first wife 
has not been handed down; his second wife was Mary Shipley. His 
descendants are scattered over Virginia, Kentucky and elsewhere. 
The children of his first marriage were: 

1. Thomas Broaddus, w^as a Revolutionary soldier; lived and 
died in Caroline County at the age of 7 years. He married Ann 
Redd, who lived to be 9 6 years old. Their children: 

1. Edward Oldham, married Miss Brown. 

2. Thomas Broaddus, died at 83 years of age. He married, 
fix St, Martha Jones, of Essex County, and second, Miss Watkins. 

lO.S Ilisfurt/ and Gcncahgies 

3. Shildrake Broaddus, married Mary Ann Pankey. 

4. Mordecai Broaddus, married Martha Reynolds. 

5. John Broaddus, married America Broaddus, a daughter 
of Robin Broaddus. 

6. Richard Broaddus, married Mrs. Jeter. 

7. Redd Broaddus. 

8. Catherine Broaddus, married Edwin Mobley. 

9. Elizabeth Broaddus, married Golden Puller. 

10. Ann Broaddus, married Captain Robert Sale. 

11. Sarah Broaddus. 

2. Richard Broaddus; married ; had a son: 

1. Edward Broaddus: married : emigrated to Kentucky 

in 1801, and settled in Madison County: and in 1825 was mar- 
ried again to Margaret Ham, and on the 27th of July, 182 6, 
he and his wife Margaret made a deed to his sons, Beverley 
and Thomas, to 160 acres of land in Madison County, where 
the said Edward then lived. The children of his first marriage: 

1. James Broaddus, married Xancy , on the od 

of May, 1830. James Broaddus and his wife Nancy made a 
deed to Robert C. Patterson to 100 acres of land on Hay's 
Fork of Silver Creek, Dec. 2 8, 1830: his widow Xancy was 
allotted dower in his estate. Their children: 

1. Martha Broaddus, married Thompson Thurman. 

2. Xancy Waller Broaddus, married Robert C. Patter- 
sen. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 2.) 

3. Mary Jane Broaddus, married Christopher Rowland. 

4. Mildred G. Broaddus, married Hiram Doolin. 

5. Elizabeth Broaddus: married . 

6. Susan R. Broaddus, married Mr. Wilkerson. 

7. William Broaddus. 

2. Richard Broaddus, born Sept. 3, 1774: married Polly 
Mahone, Feb. 15, 1798. She was born June 2, 1773, and 
died June 5, 183 7. He married again, Oct. 19, 183 8, Mar- 
tha Gillespie. She died March 22, 18 48, and Richard Broad- 
dus died Mav 8, 1850. His will bears date April 4, 1848; 
probated June 3, 1850. Silas Xewland and George W. 
Broaddus were executors of the will. The children of his 
first marriage: 

1. Cynthia Broaddus, born March 15, 1799; died Aug. 
8, 1804. 

2. Hudson Broaddus, born October 3, 1800; married 
Jane Reid, Dec. 24, 1819. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 3, 
and Part II, Chap. 21, Sec. 2.) 

3. Sallie Broaddus, born Xov. 5, 1801; married, Dec. 
24, 1816, Daniel Estill. 

4. Simeon Broaddus, born July 2, 180 3; married, Dec. 
21, 182 5, China Crews. She was allotted dower in his 
estate, Dec. 22, 1847. Among their children were: 

1. Dr. Richard Broaddus, of Blue Springs, Mo.; mar- 
ried Lucy McCord. 

2. Marcellus Broaddus, M. D., married; went to Texas 
and died. 

3. Temple Broaddus, married Lucy Alexander: lives 
in Missouri. 

4. Benjamin Broaddus, went to Idaho; has not been 
heard of for a long time. 

5. Lvcurgus Broaddus, died a bachelor in S. Carolina. 

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6. Laura Broaddus, inanicd Dr. Hugh W. lloKaii. 

1. George Broaddus Hogan, born Feb. 2 9, IS 59; 
died Sept. 13, 1860. 

2. Alice B. Hogan, born Oct. 2.5, 1N6(): married 
Ambrose B. Wagers. 

3. Thomas Simeon Hogan, born Xov. II, 1S62; 
died Aug. 6, 18 63. 

4. Mary Ellen Hogan, born Dec. 11, 18 64; married 
Michael W. Miller. (See Part I, Chap. 13, Sec. 10.) 

5. Lula Hogan, born Feb. 14, 1866; married, first, 
Wm. Tisdale; second, Mr. Davis. 

6. Samuel Grant Hogan, born March 19, 1869; 
died Sept. 3, 1883. 

7. Henry Harney Hogan, born May 14, 1872; died. 

8. David M. Hogan, l)orn Dec. 15, 1874; married 
Flora Atkins. 

9. John W. Hogan, born Xov. 1878; married 


10. Hubert W. Hogan, born Nov. 13, ISSO; died 
Nov. 21, 1880. 

7. Mary Ann Broaddus, married Charles Ball. 

5. George W. Broaddus, born Sept. 4, 180.5; married, 
Dec. 11, 182 8, Elvira Hocker (see Part VH, Chap. 7, Sec. 
1), and second, Cynthia Hunt. He was a Baptist minister. 

6. Jesse Broaddus, born Nov. 18, 1806; died Aug. 3, 

7. Patsey Broaddus, born June 4, 1808; died April 23, 

8. Emily Broaddus, born Feb. 1, 1810; married, Aug. 
12, 182 6, to Silas Newland. Kept a public inn, or tavern, 
on the State road near Big Hill, in Madison County, Ky., 
where they died. Mr. Newland was very generous, hos- 
pitable and kind and well-to-do farmer. Had several 

9. Matilda Broaddus, born Nov. 27, 1811. 

Beverley Broaddus, born July 27, 1813; married, May 
31, 183 8, to Eliza Ann Lackey. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 
11). She was allotted dower in his estate April 7, 1849. 
His orphan children, for whom Andrew K. Lackey was 
guardian, were: 

1. Mary Jane Broaddus, married Michael Elkin. 

2. Emily A. Broaddus, married John Rout. 

3. Samuel T. Broaddus. 

4. Richard D. Broaddus. 

11. Wilson Cary Nicholas Broaddus, born Oct. 15, 1815; 
mari'ied, Jan. 30. 1S38, to Nancy Ballew. He was a beau- 
Mful scribe and prosperous farmer of Madison County, Ky. 
Their children. 

1. Elizabeth Susan Broaddus, married, first, John 
Rayburn, and second, James C. Miller. (See Part I, 
Chap. 13, Sec. 3.) Children of the first marriage: 

1. Nannie Rayburn, married Nathan C. Bonney. 

2. Charles S. Rayburn. 

Children of second marriage are set rorth in Chap. 
13, Sec. 2. 

2. George S. Broaddus, married IMary Tyree. 

110 Histori/ and Genealogies 

3. Elizabeth Broaddus; married John Jarman. (See Part 
V, Chap. 4, Sec. 1, and Part V, Chap. 3, Sec. 5.) 

4. Whitfield Broaddus; married Sallie Mahone, Jan. 15, 

5. Beverley Broaddus; married Mrs. Frances Redmond. 
On the 18th of July, 1832, he and his wife Franky made a 
deed to Thompson Thurman and Martha, his wife; Christo- 
pherRowland and Mary Jane, his wife; James Broaddus, Wil- 
liam Broaddus, Mildred Y. Broaddus, Elizabeth Broaddus, 
and Susan R. Broaddus, Robert C. Patterson and Nancy W. 
his wife, heirs of James Broaddus, to lands on Muddy Creek. 

6. Elijah Broaddus; married Mary Barnett. 

7. John Broaddus; married Mary Broaddus. His will 
bears date Jan. 23, 1826; probated May 4, 18 29, wife Mary. 
Their children: 

1. Frances Broaddus. 

2. John Broaddus. 

3. Lucy Broaddus; married Mr. Grimes. 

4. Nancy Broaddus; married Mr. Munday. 

5. Andrew Broaddus. 

6. Thomas Broaddus. 

7. Patsey Broaddus 

8. Catherine Broaddus; married Mr. Price. 

Mrs. Mary Broaddus' will bears date Feb. 17, 1840, pro- 
bated Oct. 5, 1840, in which she names her son, Thomas 
Broaddus, and her grandchildren, John L. Price, Andrew 
Price, John Brooks, Mary Jane Brooks, and Sally Ann 

8. Thomas Broaddus; married Elizabeth Newland in 1813. 
(One Thomas Broaddus married Elizabeth Ross in 1810.) 
"On the 4th of August 1832, one Thomas Broaddus and Eliz- 
abeth his wife, made a deed to Alexander Ross to 75 acres 
of land on Paint Lick Creek." Thomas Broaddus" will was 
probated Feb. 25, 1828, in which he names Silas Newland 
and Richard Broaddus as executors and his children, to-wit: 

1. Amelia Broaddus; married William Broaddus, and on 
the 16th of October, 1832, William Broaddus, of Rock- 
castle County, made a deed to Beverley Broaddus, of Estill, 
and William Broaddus, of Todd, reciting that William and 
his wife Amelia had separated and happily come together, 
and the grantees were to hold certain property bought of 
Jeremiah Broaddus for William as long as he continued to 
live with his wife and treat her well, but in case of his 
failure they were to hold it for his wife. 

2. Martha Broaddus. 

3. Mary Broaddus. 

9. Jeremiah Broaddus. 

10. William Broaddus; married Jane E. Moore. 

11. Polly Broaddus; married Thos. Frances. Their children; 

1. Susan Frances; married James D. Ballard. The par- 
ents of Thomas James Ballard and others. 

2. Mary Francis; married Capt. Palestine P. Ballard, a 
former Justice of the Peace and Sheriff of Madison Coun- 
ty, Ky., and Federal officer in Revenue service. 

3. Jane Francis; married Thomas Jeptha Cornelison. 

4. Elizabeth Francis. 

5. John B. Francis; married, first, Susan Francis, and, 
second, Eliza Rowland. Issue of the first marriage: 

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1. Pattie Francis: married Daniel Maiipin 'i'lTiill. 
Issue of the second marriage: 

2. David R. Francis, of St. Louis, former Mayor of 
St. Louis, Governor of the State of Missouri, and Pres- 
ident of the St. I^ouis Purchase Exposition, I lie great- 
est of world's fairs. 

3. Thomas Francis. 

4. Mary Francis. 

5. Hallie Francis. 

6. Thomas Francis: married Elizabeth Gibbs. 

7. Louis E. Francis; married, first, Emma Bronston, 
and, second, Laura Estill. 

S. Edward E. Francis. 

9. Daniel G. Francis: married Miss Ballard. 

10. William F. Francis; died a bachelor. 

11. Edith Francis; married Dr. Pettus, of Crab Or- 
chard, Ky. 

12. Margaret Francis: married, first, William Mize, and, 
second, Mr. Sam. Curd. 

13. Julia Francis: married Henry Pigg. 

12. Andrew Broaddus; married Gracie Askin. In the 
time of the California gold fever, Andrew Broaddus went 
with a company, in which was Christopher Carson, the noted 
western pioneer frontiersman, scout and pilot, across the 
plains of the West, the Sante Fe route to the gold regions; 
on the way, in camp, a number of buffalo came near and Mr. 
Broaddus, desiring to shoot a bison, in pulling a gun out of 
the wagon from the rear, the same was accidently discharged, 
entering his arm, making an ugly wound, which was di'essed 
as best they could, and the company continued on their way. 
In a few days, Broaddus' arm getting seriously worse, with a 
common knife and saw, Mr. Carson amputated his arm and 
heated a lynch pin and seared it; the bone afterwards pro- 
truding was broken off and the would healed; and Mr. Broad- 
dus spent his remaining days with one arm, and died in 
Madison County, Ky., Dec. 24, 1872, and his wife died Aug. 
14, 1876. Whilst a resident of Missouri, prior to 1827, she 
made a visit to her friends in Kentucky, making the trip 
both ways on horseback, and thought it nice and enjoyed it. 
Their children: 

1. .Tohn E. Broaddus: married Ann M. Royston in 1843. 

2. Green B. Broaddus; died in Kansas. He was First 
Lieutenant in Humphrey Marshall's Regiment of Mounted 
Rifles in the Mexican War, and Major of the 7th Kentucky 
Infantry on the Federal side in the Civil War. He was in 
the battles of Perry ville and Stone River, and in the latter 
engagement commanded a regiment. He married Patsey 
Ellen McHenry. He was more than once elected Sheriff 
of Madison County, Ky. 

3. Jeremiah Broaddus: married Juliet Oldham. (See 
Part VI, Chap. 11, Sec. 13.) He was a prominent farmer 
of Madison County, Ky. 

4. Andrew W. Broaddus. 

5. William F. Broaddus: married Winifred Thomas. 
(See Part III, Chap. 5, Sec. 4.) 

6. Sidney C. Broaddus; married ]\Iiss Forbes. 

7. Elbridge J. Broaddus: was admitted to the bar at 
Richmond. Kv., in March. 1S58: removed to Chilicothe, 

112 Historij and Genealogies 

Mo., in 1867, where he now lives. In 1874, was elected 
Circuit Judge of the 17th Judicial District of Missouri for 
six years, and several times re-elected, and is now Judge 
of the highest State Court and a man of much distinction 
in Missouri. He married, first, Ann Chambers, second, 
, and, third. Miss Alexander. 

8. Mary Broaddus; died single. 

9. Margaret Broaddus: married Capt. Nathan Noland, a 
farmer of Madison County, Ky., who died several years 
since; a man of very strong intellect and well beloved by 
all who knew him. He left a good heritage to his chil- 
dren, a good name. His widow yet lives; a good woman, 
admired by all who know her. Their children: 

1. John Noland: lives with his mother; unmarried. 

2. Elbridge Noland: married Maggie Thorpe. (See 
Part HI, Chap. 13, Sec. 1.) 

3. MaiT Noland: married Nathan Bird Deatherage. 

4. James Noland; married, first. Miss Cox, second, 
Nannie Harris. (See Part HI, Chap. 4 4, Sec. 1.) 

5. Green B. Noland: married Miss Nannie Griggs. 

6. A. Sidney Noland: married Mayme Baxter. 

7. Jeremiah Noland; married Miss Turley. 

8. George Noland: married Miss . 

10. Elizabeth Broaddus: married Major Ferrill. 

3. Dolly Broaddus. 

Besides by his first marriage, Edward Broaddus from Wales 
had one or two other daughters. 
By his second marriage, to Mary Shipley, Edward Broaddus from 
Wales had these children; 

4. John Broaddus: married Frances Pryor. 

5. William Broaddus; married Miss Gaines, and was the first 
of the name, so far as known, to settle in Culpeper County, Va. 
Their children 

1. William Broaddus; married, first, Mrs. Martha Jones, 
widow of Capt. Gabriel Jones, the Revolutionary soldier, and a 
daughter of Robert Slaughter, first church warden of St. Marks. 
His second wife was Martha Richardson. He was a Major in 
the Revolutionary army and was for many years Clerk of the 
Culpeper County Court. Late in life he moved to Harper's 
Ferry, where he was paymaster in the army, and where he died. 
The children of his first marriage: 

1. Catherine Broaddus; married William Mills Thompson. 

2. Wiggington Broaddus. 

3. Juliet Broaddus: married Col. Henry Ward, and had: 

1. William H. Ward; married Jane Roberts, daughter 
of a Revolutionary soldier, John Roberts. No issue. 

2. Woodville Ward; moved to Mississippi; unmarried. 

4. Patsey Broaddus: married Meriwether Thompson. 

5. William Broaddus; succeeded his father as Clerk of the 
Culpeper County Court: married Ann Tutt; had two children; 

1. Juliet Ann Broaddus; married Edward Herndon: had 
one child: 

1. Mary Eleanor Herndon; married John Roberts. 

2. William A. Broaddus: unmarried. 

The children of the second marriage of Major William Broad- 
dus, to Martha Richardson: 

6. Sarah Ann Broaddus. . 

7. Lavinia Broaddus. 

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8. Maria Broaddiis. 

9. Mary Broaddiis: married Thomas Keys. 

2. Thomas Hroaddus; married Mrs. Susannah White. Their 

1. Edmund Broaddus; married, iirsi, Xancy Sims, and, 
second, Somerville Ward. No issue of his second marriage. 
The children of his first marriage were: 

1. James M. Broaddus. 

2. Martha A. Broaddus. 

3. Caroline M. Broaddus. 

4. John A. Broaddus, D. D. The most accomplished and 
scholarly man who ever bore the name Broaddus. 

• 2. William F. Broaddus: so strong was his intellect, so 
industrious his habits, and so eager his desire to excel, that 
through his own unaided efforts, he not only acquired a good 
knowledge of books and their contents, but became a highly 
popular and successful school teacher and minister of the 
Gospel, both in Virginia and Kentucky. He joined the Bap- 
tist Church when quite young, and commenced preaching in 
Virginia; he had a school and church at Middleburg, and at 
other places he preached and taught at different times. He 
moved to Kentucky and taught and preached in Lexington 
and Shelbyville. He returned to Virginia and there resumed 
his calling till advanced in years. He married, first, Mrs. A. 
Farrow, and, second, Mrs. Lucy E. Fleet. The children of 
his first marriage: 

1. Edmund S. Broaddus. 

2. Amanda F. Broaddus. 

3. William H. C. Broaddus. 

4. Mary L. Broaddus. 

5. Thomas E. Broaddus. 

6. John F. Broaddus. 

The issue of his second marriage: 

7. Lucy Maria Broaddus. 

3. Andrew Broaddus: was born in Caroline County, Va., 
and there lived and died. He established a reputation as an 
orator, notwithstanding his education was very limited, hav- 
ing attended school only nine months in his life. He united 
with the Baptist Church when very young. He had barely 
become of age when ordained a minister of the Gospel, and 
was one of the most popular pulpit orators of his day. He 
wrote a number of works. His "History of the Bible" was 
favorably received by the religious people. He lived to be 
old. He married Mrs. Belle Simms. (Some say he was 
married four times.) His children: 

1. Mary Susan Broaddus. 

2. Virginia Broaddus. 

3. Andrew Broaddus; also became a Bai)tist minister of 
great ability and was an able writer as well as speaker. 
He, also, lived in Caroline County, Va., to quite an old 
age. The record is that three generations, W. F. Broad- 
dus, his son Andrew, and grandson Andrew, covering a 
period of one hundred years, had successively and success- 
fully occupied the same pulpit and preached to the same 
people and descendants of the same. 

4. Lucy P. Broaddus. 

5. Louisa W. Broaddus. 

(Besides there were six other children.) 

114 Ilistorij and Genealogies 

4. Lucy Broaddiis; married William Ferguson. 

5. Maria Broaddus; married John S. Wallace. Children: 

1. Sarah Wallace. 

2. Thomas O. Wallace. 

3. Mildred Wallace. 

4. Mary Russell Wallace. 

3. James Broaddus, born Dec. 27, 1756. He was an Ensign 
in the Revolutionary army. He married Mary A. Ferguson. 
Their children: 

1. Elizabeth Broaddus, born Sept. 15, 1782; died in 

18 62: unmarried. 

2. Catherine Broaddus, born Jan. 2 6, 1787; married 
Thomas N. Butts. 

3. William D. Broaddus, born May 16, 1789; died in Cul- 
peper County in 18 50. 

4. Sarah W. Broaddus: married James Burdette. 

5. James G. Broaddus; married Elizabeth Susan Gaines, 
February, 182 4. 

6. Susan C. Broaddus; married Frederick Burdette, June 
17, 1839. 

6. James Broaddus; married Miss Gaines. Issue: 
1. William Broaddus: married and had children. 

7. Shipley Broaddus; married Miss Connally. 

8. Robin Broaddus; married Sarah Harwood. Their children: 

1. Warner Broaddus. 

2. William Broaddus: married Elizabeth Motley. Children: 

1. Reuben Broaddus; married Martha L. Oliver. 

2. Edwin Broaddus: married Eliza Montague. 

3. Robert Broaddus. 

4. Warner Broaddus. 

5. William Broaddus. 

6. Mordecai Broaddus. 

7. Betsy Broaddus; married Mr. Bobbins. 

3. Robert Broaddus. 

4. Mary Broaddus. 

5. Caroline Broaddus. 

6. America Broaddus: married John Broaddus. 

9. Elizabeth Broaddus; married Richard Gaines. 

(The Broaddus Family, by A. Broaddus, D. D.) 

Section 4. John Thomas Miller, a son, was born at the home on 
Muddy Creek, August 19, 1844; married to Anice Elkin, daughter 
of Robert M. Elkin and his wife, Malinda Elkin, at the Dr. Thomas 
S. Moberley place, on said creek, by Rev. Charles Dobbs, a Mission- 
ary Baptist preacher, on the 11th day of February, 1869. Of this 
union these children are the issue: 

1. William Francis Miller, born Dec. 2 8, 1869. When in his 
fourteenth year, Aug. 2 2, 188 3, he and the horse he was riding 
were killed by a bolt of lightning. 

2. Robert Elkin Miller, born Oct. 28, 1871. He married Pattie 
Tevis; she died, and on the 18th of October, 19 05, he married the 
second time, Mattie Rupert, daughter of Laban Rupert and Eliza- 
beth Tribble, his wife. They live in Huntsville, Mo. Children 
of the first marriage: 

1. Maud Millei-. 

2. Rheba Miller. 
Issue of second marriage: 

3. Margaret Katherine Miller, born November, 1906. 

Uislurij and (jcitcdhjyics 11.') 

o. Malinda Miller, born March 15, 1874; married William Pear- 
son. The.v emigrated to Hiintsville, Missouri, where ilie.v now- 
live. Their children: 

1. Joseph Miller Pearson. 

2. William Ellvin Pearson. 

3. Robert Pearson. 

4. Thomas Irvine Miller, born .July 3 0, 1S79; married Pat.sey 
Park, of Madison County, Ky., daughter of Joel Park and Lucv 
D. Embry, his wife. (See Part I, Chap. 9, Sec. 3, and Part VI, 
Chap. 8, Sec. 9.) They emigrated to Huntsville, Missouri, 
where they now live. Their children: 

1. George Park Miller. 

2. Anice Elizabeth Miller. 

5. Mary Miller. She and her sister Susan were twins, born 

day of , 18 — . She went with her parents to Huntsville, 

Missouri and there was married to Joseph Richardson. Issue: 

1. Miller Sandford Richardson. 

6. Susan Miller. She and her sister Mary were twins, born 

day of , 18 — . She went with her parents to Huntsville, 

Missouri, and there was married to Nicholas Dysart Minor. 

7. Elizabeth Miller, born in Madison County, Ky., the 

day of , 18 — . She now lives in Huntsville, Missouri, 

with her parents. 

Section 5. A son, not named, born at the home on Muddy 
Creek, Oct. 20, 1846; died Nov. 5, 1846; the remains buried in the 
l)urial plot near the house. 

Section 6. Christopher Irvine Miller, a son, born at the home 
on Muddy Creek, April 18, 1848. When just blooming into man- 
hood he left home and went to Richmond, and was clerk for a 
number of years in the grocery store of Ellis & Clay, when the firm 
dissolved and continued under the different firm names, and finally 
became a partner in a hardware store, which operated some years 
and closed. He was inventor and patentee of a churn; also of a 
shot and powder canister. W^as quite a genius. He left Richmond 
and went to Earl Park, Benton County, Indiana, and secured a 
partner, A. D. Raub, and they erected a shop for the manufacture 
of the shot and powder canister, from which there were no 
great returns. He married Sarah Suet; no children were born 
to them. He was made a Justice of the Peace of Benton County, 
which office he held at the time of his death, in June, 1887. His 
remains were buried in the beautiful cemetery at Lawrenceburg, 
Indiana. He was well thought of and had a good standing with 
the people where he lived. Robert L. Cox, Principal of the Public 
Schools, Richard Carroll, Clerk of the Court, and George W. Tins- 
man, Township Trustee, all of Earl Park, Indiana, said of the sub- 
ject, that "he was universally honored and respected and was with- 
out an enemy in this country." 

Section 7. Susannah Woods Miller, a daughter, was born at the 
home on Muddy Creek, Aug. 2, 1850; married to Thomas Richard 
Hume, at the residence of her i)arents on said creek, Oct. 9, 1S73, 
by Elder John M. Park, an Old Baptist preacher. (See Chapter 9.) 
Note. Mr. Hume was a son of Larkin Hume and Nancy Mober- 
ley, his wife; was an energetic and successful farmer and business 
man and accumulated a good estate: was an excellent husband and 
a substantial citizen. His wife was no drawback to him, being in- 

116 Histori/ and Genealogies 

dustrioiis, true and affectionate and liked by all who knew her. To 
this union these children were born: 

1. Thomas Richard Hume, born July 26, 1874; went in the year 
IS — on a visit to the Provine of Canada; was stricken and died 

, 18 — , on his way from there home, which event was a 

severe shock to his mother, his father having died some years 
previous. His remains were forwarded to Richmond, Ivy., and 
there buried in the cemetery. 

2. Nancy Moberley Hume, born Feb. 6, 1876; married Chris- 
topher Fogg Chenault, son of Anderson Chenault and Elizabeth 
Fogg, his wife. Mr. Chenault is an extentive farmer, owns an 
interest in the Elliston Roller Mills, lajge interest at Conway, 
Ky., in several thousand acres of land and mills. Has recently 
purchased the Stone or Terrell farm in the eastern suburbs of 
Richmond. (See Part V, Chap. 13, Sec. 9.) Their children: 

1. Elizabeth Susan Chenault. 

2. Anderson Hume Chenault. 

3. Mary Emily Chenault. 

4. Nancy Woods Chenault, baby. 

They live on the Richmond and Irvine Pike, one mile east 
of Richmond, on the farm of the late Anderson Chenault, 
known as the Miller or Goodloe place. 

3. Irvine Miller Hume, born Jan. 18, 1878. He and his brother 
George own land and property in partnership and live about two 
miles northeast of Richmond and are engaged in farming and 
raising and trading in stock. 

4. George Larkin Hume, born Jan. 24, 1880. He and his 
brother Irvine are partners in business and live together, as stat- 
ed in above Section 3. 

Their father, Thomas R. Hume died, leaving his wife and chil- 
dren surviving and in good circumstances, and his remains were 
buried in the Richmond Cemetery. His widow afterwards married 
Algin S. Hisle, and they lived on her dowry on Muddy Creek, the 
old Hume home, until the sudden death of Mr. Hisle, Oct. 29, 1906, 
in the 67th year of his age. 

Mr. Hume was a splendid man, a good farmer, stock raiser, 
economical, kind, good-hearted; an indulgent, generous and affec- 
tionate husband and father; a splendid provider for his family, and 
when he died the whole community felt the loss of a good and use- 
ful citizen, neighbor, relative and friend. He was exceedingly fond 
of his wife and children, with whom he took great pleasure, fond- 
ling his little children on his knees and in his lap, and he was 
never too tired to enjoy their climbing and pulling over him. 

Section 8. William Harris Miller, a son, was born at the home 
on Muddy Creek, Oct. 22, 1852. He was raised on the farm until 
eighteen years of age, when, on the 28th of December, 1870, his 
father secured him a position as Deputy Clerk of the Madison 
County Court, under his cousin, George D. Shackelford, in which 
capacity he served till the death of Mr. Shackelford, which occurred 
the latter days of May, 1874, about three months before his time 
of office expired, and his brother, James T. Shackelford, was ap- 
pointed to fill the vacancy and the subject was retained as Deputy 
under the latter. There is, however, excepted from the above 
period of service under George D. Shackelford one year, from Au- 
gust, 1872, to August, 1873, in which time he was Deputy for 
Charles K. Oldham, Sheriff of Madison County. 

In 187 4, his cousin, George Shackelford, being in very poor 

Ilisloni and (icncdioyies IK 

health, and unable to make another race for office, at the solicita- 
tion of his said cousin and others, W. H. Miller, who had just ar- 
rived at the age of twenty-one years, became a candidate for the 
Democratic nomination for the office of Clerk of the Madison Coun- 
ty Court, but at the primary election, held in May of that year, in 
which there were four aspirants, he was defeated, Mr. James Tevis 
securing the nomination. 

At the regular election in August of the same year, 1874, Wil- 
liam M. Embry was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court, and offered 
W. H. Miller the Deputy Clerkship, which he accepted, and on the 
17th of August, 1874, he left the County Court office and qualified 
and acted as Deputy Circuit Court Clerk until April 15, 1879. Em- 
l)ry having died in office on March 9, 1880, before the expiration 
of his term in August of that year, on the 11th of March, the Hon- 
orable Joseph D. Hunt, Judge of said court, of his own volition, 
issued to said Miller a certificate in this language, to-wit: 

"I, J. D. Hunt, Circuit Judge of the Tenth Judicial District of 
Kentucky, of which the counties of Madison and Fayette compose 
a part, do hereby certify that William H. Miller has been examined 
by the Clerk of the Fayette Circuit Court, under my supervision, 
touching his qualifications for the office of Clerk of the Circuit 
Court, and that he is qualified for that office. 

"And, whereas, the 'office of Clerk of the Madison Circuit Court 
has become vacant by the death of William M. Embry, late Clerk 
of said Court, I do hereby appoint the said William H. Miller, of 
Madison County, to be Clerk of the Madison Circuit Court during the 
remainder of the term for which said William M. Embry was elected. 

"Witness my hand as Judge of the Tenth Judicial District of 
Kentucky, this eleventh day of March, 1880. 

Judge 10th Dist. Ky." 

Under which certificate said Miller qualified by taking the oath 
and executing the bond by law required, and served as Clerk for 
the remainder of Embry's term. 

In a heated Democratic primary contest he received the nom- 
ination, and in August, 1880, under that nomination was elected 
Clerk of the Circuit Court for the term of six years, qualified and 
acted as such. Was elected again in 1886 for another term of six 
years, qualified and acted as such. Was defeated for the nomina- 
tion for the same office at the primary held preceding the regular 
election in August, 1892, by his nephew, S. H. Thorpe, who had 
been his deputy and lived with him for a number of years; but un- 
der the ])rovision of the new State Constitution recently before 
adopted, his term was continued from August, 189 2, till the 1st 
of January, 1893, when his successor took possession of the office. 

He worked as deputy three years in the County Court and five 
years in the Circuit Court Clerk's office, and was Chief Clerk of the 
Circuit Court nearly thirteen years, equaling twenty-one years of 
hard service in the two courts. 

In March, 1894, after being out of the Clerk's office for a little 
over a year, he was appointed United States general storekeeper 
and guager in the revenue service and, later on jiromoted in said 
service to the office of Deputy Collector under Hon. Chas. H. Rodes, 
Collector of Internal Revenue, and served through the remainder 
of Mr. Rodes' term, who was succeeded by Hon. John W. Yerkes, and 
he continued as deputy under Mr. Yerkes till January 1, 1899, when 
he resigned. 

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During Mr. Rodes' incumbency the office was located at Rich- 
mond, Ky.; when Mr. Yerlies became Collector the office, which 
was comfortably quartered in a fine, substantial, well fixtured and 
furnished government building, built purposely for that, the U. S. 
Court and Postoffice was, by the political influence of the Collector, 
removed, with all the records, etc., to Danville, the home of Mr. 
Yerkes, in rented quarters, which removal for a time exercised the 
people of old Madisan. 

On the 2 7th day of February, 18 84, the subject here was married 
to Katherine Oldham, a daughter of William Kavanaugh Oldham 
and his wife, Jacintha Catherine Brown, at the residence of her 
said father on Otter Creek, near Richmond, Ky., by Rev. Seneca X. 
Hall, a Methodist preacher. (See Part VI, Chap. 21, and Part VIII, 
Chap. 14, Sec. 7.) Of this union there was no issue. 

Section 9. Mary Eliza Miller, a daughter, born at the home on 
Muddy Creek, Jan. 29, 1855; lived with her mother till she broke 
up housekeeping in 18 — , and then made her home with her sister 
Susan and brother William; was living with her said sister when 
she was married, the 8th day of May, 1890, to John W. Rupert, a 
son of Laban Rupert and Elizabeth Tribble, his wife. Mr. Rupert 
has, for the greater part of his life, been engaged at different places 
as salesman for merchants. They lived awhile at Elliston, where 
he sold goods, and at Rice's Station, doing the same, and then moved 
to Richmond, where he was employed as clerk in a store. Clerking 
a number of years in the dry goods house of E. V. Elder, which place 
he gave up in January, 1905, sold out his effects and went to 
Woodward County, Oklahoma, and there remained until October, 
1905, and becoming dissatisfied with the country, sold out and 
moved back to Kentucky, now living in Conway, Rockcastle Coun- 
ty, Ky. Since the above was written they have removed to Berea, 
where he is merchandizing in his own name. They have no children 
born of them. 

Section 10. Michael Woods Miller, a son, born at the home on 
Muddy Creek, Feb. 13, 1857. His father died in October, 1878, 
mother surviving, with whom he remained until she broke up house- 
keeping in 1881, and lived with his sister Susannah until the • 

day of , 18 — , when he was married to Ella Hogan, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Hugh W. Hogan and Laura Broaddus, his wife. (See 
Part I, Chap. 13, Sec. 3. Note.) After his marriage he located at 
Elliston, where he acquired a home and built a blacksmith shop, 
which he operated a number of years, and then abandoned to accept 
employment in the Elliston Mills, then owned by W. T. Griggs, after- 
wards succeeded by the Elliston Mill Company, wherein he is still 
employed. Recently he united by experience and baptism with the 
United Baptist Church at Waco, Ky. To them these children have 
been born: 

1. Eugene Miller, born the 18th day of September, 1886. 

2. Christopher Hogan Miller, born 6th day of December, 1888. 

Section 11. Elizabeth Frances Miller, a daughter, and the 
youngest child, was born at the home on Muddy Creek, July 15, 
1864. Sister Bettie as we all called her, was the baby girl, born 
when mother was nearly fifty years old, and all of the family were 
very fond of her; she had a sweet disposition, was generous and 
kind-hearted. In May, 1882, when in her eighteenth year, without 
previous notice, she eloped with aild was married the 8th of the 

I/islon/ mill ) Inirahx/ii's 11!) 

month to Junius Burnam Park, in the city of .leffersonville, state 

of Indiana, by Rev. Terrill. Her husband died the day of 

, 18 — , and she survived him only a short while, dying 

the day of , 18 — , and their remains were buried in 

the Richmond Cemetery. They left one child, a son: 

1. Earl Gardner Park, born the day of , 18 — ; 

now liviu.t; in .lacksonville. Florida. 



(Named in Section 6, Chapter ?,, Part T.) 

.Article 1. — Colonel John Miller, a son of Robert Miller and Ann 
Lynn, his wife, mentioned in Chai)ter :?, was born in .Vlbeniarle, 
Xelsen or Orange Connty, Virginia, July 1, 1750. 

He was married in Albemarle County, Virginia, March 20, 1774, 
to Jane Delaney, and he died September 8, 1806. His wife was 
born January 1, 17 51, and died March IM, 1844, living to the age 
of 9 3 years past. Her mother was Miss Durrett. 

In the fall of 1784 Colonel John Miller, with his wife and young 
children who had been born before that date, left home and friends 
in Albemarle and moved to Kentucky, which at that time formed a 
part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and settled on the head 
waters of a prong of Otter Creek, where the city of Richmond now 
is, and acquired and owned a considerable body of land there, upon 
which he put valuable and lasting improvements — building the first 
house that was built there, and where he ever after made his home 
till his death in 1806. His house was built on the spot where the 
Northern Presbyterian Church stands, and his spring was just east, 
near the present Zaring Mill and Bicycle Shop. 

He was commissioned by Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of Vir- 
ginia, as Justice' of the Peace, and the first Order Book of the Mad- 
ison County Court, page 48, date June 26, 1787, shows that "Robert 
Rodes and John Miller, gentlemen, named in the commission of the 
Peace for the County, came into court and took the oath of fidelity 
to the Commonwealth and the oath of Justice of the Peace and of 
Oyer and Terminer." 

The first court of the County of Madison was held at the house 
of George Adams, on Tuesday, the 22d day of August, 1786, as ap- 
pears from the first entry in the first Order Book of the county, 
commencing on page 1. A copy of which is here presented: 

"At the house of George Adams, in the County of Madison, on 
Tuesday, the twenty-second day of August, in the year of our Lord 
One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six. 

"A commission of the Peace, and of Oyer and Terminer from 
His Excellency, Patrick Henry, Esquire, Governor of the Common- 
wealth of Virginia, directed to George Adams, John Snoddy, Chris- 
topher Irvine, David Gass, Jas. Barnett, John Bowles (or Boyle), Jas. 
Thompson, Archibald Woods, Nicholas George, and Joseph Kennedy, 
Gentlemen, constituting them Justices of the Peace, and of Oyer 
and Terminer in and for the said County of Madison, was produced 

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and read. Whereupon the said John Snoddy and Christopher Irvine 
administered the oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth, and the 
oath of a Justice of the Peace, and of Oyer and Terminer to George 
Adams, Gent, who then administered the said oaths to the said 
John Snoddy, Christopher Irvine, David Gass, James Barnett, John 
Bowles (or Boyle), Archibald Woods, Nicholas George, and Joseph 
Kennedy, Gent., and thereupon a court was held for the said County 
of Madison. Present." (Here naming the Justices aforesaid.) 

Note — The words "Oyer and Terminer" meaning a hearing and 

At this date (August 22, 1786) this name, "John Bowles," ap- 
pears in the record as one of the Justices of the Peace, and it so 
appears at every subsequent court held until Tuesday, Oct. 2 4, 17 86, 
when the name is written for the first time in the record "John 
Boyles," and the letter "s" should have been omitted, for he signed 
his name to documents "John Boyle." A deposition given by him, 
Aug. 30, 1806, to which he signed his name "John Boyle," is in 
words and figures as follows: 


"In pursuance of an order of the Worshipful Court of Madison 
County directing us to call upon witness to establish the calls of 
an entry made in the name of John Mounce, for four hundred acres 
lying on Hayes Fork of Silver Creek, agreeable to said order, we 
called upon John Boyle, Sen'r, and being on the ground, the said 
Deponent deposeth and saith by way of interrogatives: 

Question by John Kincaid: How long was it since you made the 
improvement, and who was in company with you? 

Answer: I think it was in the year 17 79, and in the month of 
May, and Hugh Seper was in company with me. 

Question by same: Did not John Mounce, Yelverton Peyton, 
David Miller and myself — that is John Kincaid — come with you to 
this place on our way to Boonesborough? 

Answer: Yes, I think in the month of June following I was 
here in company with the above-mentioned persons. 

Question by same: What did you do with this improvement? 
Did you give it to anyone? 

Answer: Yes, I gave it to John Mounce. 

Question by same: Did Mounce make any addition to the im- 
provement, at the time you gave it to him, by marking other trees? 

Answer: I think he did mark some trees or saplings. 

Question: Are you certain that this is the same Improvement 
that you first made for Black, and afterwards gave it to Mounce? 

Answer: Yes. 

Question by same: How far is this Improvement from the mouth 
of the branch that we went up on our route to Boonesborough? 

Answer: I think about 25 or 30 steps. 

Question by same: Is there any appearance of the old Improve- 
ment visible at this day? 

Answer: Yes. I think there is upon two trees. 

Question by same: How far is this Improvement from the Im- 
provement below, called Mounces, on what is called Mounce's Fork? 

Answer: I suppose it is about a quarter, as near as I can guess, 
without measuring. 

Question by same: How far is it from that to my own Improve- 
ment down the creek? 

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Answer: I reckon it is about a half mile, as near as I can guess, 
without measuring. 

Question by same: Can you describe the ground where my im- 
provement stood, or was made? 

Answer: I can. It was in a good smart bend in the creek, in 
a fiat bottom near the creek. 

Question by same: Was not the marks made on Mounce's 
Branch (towit), the two first letters of Mounce's, and my own name, 
made as marks of a conditional line, as well as an Imi rovement for 
Mounce to hold land? 

Answer: The branch was the conditional line between them, 
and, as well as I recollect, they both marked the two first letters 
of their names there. 

Question by same: Was not Mounce to run up the creek, and I 
down from that place for quantity? 

Answer: Yes. 

Question by same: Was you with Mounce when he laid in his 
claim before the Commissioners and obtained a certificate? 

Answer: Yes, I was. 

Question by same: Was not this the very land for which he 
obtained a certificate? 

Answer: I think the land he intended to hold was from Mounce's 
Fork up the creek. 

Question by same: Was not this place from the intersection of 
the two forlvs so remarkable that a man who was formerly acquaint- 
ed with it might know it again? 

Answer: Yes. I should think so. 

Question by same: What branch was it that you alluded to that 
you said we went up on our way to Boonesborough? 

Answer: The same that mouths in just above this Improvement 
and comes down through John Kincaid's Improvement or plantation. 

And further this Deponent further saith not. 

(The deposition of Yelverton Peyton follows the above.) 
Madison. Set. 

We do hereby certify that the foregoing depositions of John 
Boyie and Yelverton Peyton was this day subscribed and sworn to 
before us, William Miller and Richard Calloway, Commissioners ap- 
pointed by the County Court of Madison, taken in the presence of 
Samuel Snoddy and William Baugh. Given under our hands and 
seals this 3(Jth day of August, 1906. 


At a court continued and held for Madison County on the 2d 
day of September, 1S06, the foregoing depositions were returned 
and ordered to be recorded. 

Attest: WILL IRVINE, C. M. C. 

The first Court House of Madison County was at Milford, on 
Taylor's Fork of Silver Creek, now called "Old Town" — only ruins 
of which can be seen — established by the Virginia General Assembly 
in 17S9. The act of the Kentucky General Assembly directing the 
removal of the county seat from Milford to the new town of Rich- 
mond, authorized the Madison County Court of Quarter Sessions to 
adjourn to John Miller's new stable in Richmond. 

Colonel John Miller was a representative from Kentucky County 
in the Virginia General Assembly and represented Madison County 

122 Histury and Genealogies 

in General Assembly in the years 1792-4. He was the first settler 
of Richmond, who, in the fall of 1784, came with his family from 
Albemarle County, Virginia, as before stated, and settled in the 
cane near Main Street, on Lot No. 4, and afterwards built the first 
hewed log-house in the place. He was proprietor of the first hotel, 
or tavern, in the place. He was a Captain in the Revolutionary 
army and was at the siege of Yorktown. Afterwards he held a com- 
mission with the rank of Colonel. He died September 8, 1806, 
leaving his last will and testament, bearing date February 14, 1806, 
probated December 5, 1806; recorded in Will Book A, page 4 52, 
in these words and figures: 


In the name of God, Amen, I, John Miller, of Madison County, 
and State of Kentucky, do make and ordain this my last will and 
testament, revoking all others by me heretofore made. In the first 
place, it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid by my 
Executors hereafter named as soon as conveniently may be after 
my decease. I give to my beloved wife, Jane Miller, during her nat- 
ural life, and no longer, the plantation and tract of land whereon 
I now live, including the tract which I purchased of my son, Robert 
Miller, and also the tract I purchased of Cornelius Maupin; also all 
my negroes, live stock, household and kitchen furniture, all my un- 
mentioned estate, after satisfaction and payments of my just debts, 
bequeaths and devises, hereafter mentioned, for and during the said 
term of her natural life, to be in full satisfaction of and in lieu of 
dower in my real and personal estate. 

I give to my son, Robert Miller, and his heirs forever, twenty 
acres of land to be in a square and to be taken off of the east corner 
of my tract of land on which the town of Richmond stands. Also, 
one negro. 

I give to my son, William Miller, and to his heirs forever, and 
to my son, John Miller, Jun'r, and to his heirs forever, the tract 
of land on which the said town of Richmond stands, to be equally 
divided between them, by such division line as they may agree upon, 
but it is to be understood that the devise is not to include or extend 
to any property I may hold within the boundary of said town, nor 
to any part of said tract I may have sold by written or verbal con- 
tract, nor to the part before devised to my son Robert. 

I devise to my son, Thomas Miller, and to his heirs forever, one 
tract of land lying in the said county near the said town of Rich- 
mond which I purchased from Elijah Gaddy, containing one hundred 
acres. Also, two negroes. 

I devise to my son, Delaney Miller, and to his heirs forever, one 
hundred and forty acres of land, being part of the tract whereon 
I now live, which I purchased of my son, Robert Miller, and Cor- 
nelius Maupin, to be laid off of the south end of said tract, and 
not to come nearer to the dwelling house than three hundred and 
fifty yards, to extend up the line between me and John Patrick and 
the improvement for quantity. Also, two negroes. 

I devise to my son, Garland Miller, and his heirs forever, the bal- 
ance of the aforementioned tract of land whereon I now live, be 
the same, more or less, except the part already devised to my son 
Delaney Miller, to be laid off in the manner and form before men- 
tioned, or any other way they may agree upon to suit themselves, 
to have and enjoy the same after the determination of the other 
therein before devised to his mother. I, also, give him two negroes. 

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I devise to my son, Joseph Miller, and his heirs forever, one tract 
of land lying on the waters of Paint Lick Creek, deeded to me by 
David Wells, containing two hundred acres, be the same (more) or 
less. Also two negroes. 

1 give to my daughter, Anna Reid, one negro. 

I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, one negro. 

I give to my daughter, Jane Lackey, two negroes. 

I give to my daughter, Frances Miller, three negroes. 

I give to my sons Delaney and Garland each, and to my daughter 
Frances, one horse and saddle, and two cows and calves, and one 
bed and furniture, to be paid them at the time of their marriage, or 
attaining the age of twenty-one years, whichever shall first happen, 
to be allowed to them out of the estate in my beloved wife's 
liands, by my Executors, if she should be then living, and if she 
should not be then living, give them the value of said articles in 
cash, the value to be ascertained by neighbors — one chosen by my 
Executors, one by such child entitled thereto, and a third chosen 
by these two; it is to be fairly understood that if I should, in my 
life time, give to any of my children a negro, and other property 
herein devised or given, that it is to be considered satisfaction of 
the devise or bequest of such negro, all as far as it answers the de- 
scription herein given. It is further to be understood that the ne- 
groes herein given and devised are not to be paid to my said chil- 
dren until after the death of my wife, unless she shall choose to 
part with them, in which case she may at any time pay to any one, 
or more, any, all, or more of said negroes, with the assent of my 
Executors, or the survivors of them. 

Should any of my children die before me, the devise and bequest 
herein made to said children are to stand good and effectual to the 
heirs of such person — according to the laws of descent in the Com- 
monwealth. JOHN MILLER, L. S. 
Signed as the first part of my will. 
Presence of us. 



Continuation of John Miller's Will: 

"I constitute and appoint my friends, William Irvine, Robert 
Rodes, Executors of this my last will and testament. I empower 
them to make convey — for my lands which at the time of my death 
I may have sold, and unconveyed, either by written or verbal con- 
tract. I, also, empower them to divide my negroes according to 
the division of them herein made, as equal as may be. I do, also, 
em])ower them to sell and convey, as to them may seem best, all 
my lots in the town of Richmond, and to dispose of any part of my 
personal estate, if necessary, to raise money for the payment of my 
debts, and the residue, if any, from the sale of the lots, and col- 
lections of my debts, to pay the same to my wife. I declare my wife 
is not to give security for the keeping of the property left her, nor 
is she to be answerable for its depreciation in value, etc. And, 
whereas, I have at sundry times given to my children who have 
grown to years of maturity, a negro, or negroes, etc., I do now ratify 
and confirm to them all and every gift which I may before have 
made, and do declare that when I have delivered them any negro 
without an express stipulation to the contrary, that it is to be con- 
sidered a gift. 

All my est-ate left after the death of my wife, and not herein 

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otherwise disposed of, I give to my dauglitei-s, Anna Reid, Elizabetli 
Kavanaugh, Jane Laclvey, and Frances Miller, to be equally divided 
between them, and I wish it to be understood that whereas I have by 
deed given to my daughter, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, and her heirs, a 
part of a lot in the town of Richmond of the value of fifty pounds, 
now unless the said gift can be rescinded, and the said lot or the 
value thereof to be equally divided between the brothers and sisters, 
she is not to receive any part of my estate as last above mentioned 
devised to Anna Reid, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, Jane Lackey, and 
Frances Miller. Shall each of them have received the sum of fifty 
pounds, should there be any balance, it is then to be equally divided 
between them. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed 
my seal this 24th day of February, 1806. 

Signed in the presence of JOHN MILLER, L. S. 



At a court held for Madison County on the 5th day of December, 
1806, this will was proved to be the last will and testament of John 
Miller, dec'd, by the oath of William Karr, a witness thereto, as 
the law directs, and William Goodloe, another witness thereto, who 
swore he subscribed his name to said will in the presence of said 
deceased, which was ordered to be recorded. 

Attest: WILL. IRVINE, C. M. C. 

The children of Colonel John Miller and Jane Dulaney, his wife, 
are set forth in the order of their birth in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Rohert Miller, the first child, born March 1. 1775, 
in Albemarle County, Va. He came to Madison County, Ky., in 
1784, and first settled at Milford or "Old Town." He served in the 
State Senate from Madison County in 1829, 1834-8. He moved to 
the new town of Richmond, where more than one hundred years ago 
he was proprietor of a tavern. He died on his farm about one mile 
east of Richmond, June 21, 1861, having passed his eighty-sixth 
birthday. On the 12th of June, 1798, he was married to Sallie Es- 
till, a daughter of Captain James Estill and Rachael Wright, his 
wife, natives of Albemarle. Their children were: 

1. James E. Miller; married Harriet F. Tevis, Aug. 28, 1824. 
Their children: 

1. Sallie Miller; married. 

2. Wade Hampton Miller; married. 

3. John Dulaney Miller. 

4. Matilda Miller; married Mr. Cary. Two years ago were 
living at their old home not far from Sedalia, Mo. 

5. Robert Tevis Miller, of Independence, Mo., is now nearly 
eighty years old. 

2. John Dulaney Miller; married Eliza Embry, Oct. 23, 1828. 
Had one child: 

1. Sarah Miller; married Matt Embry, her cousin. She lived 
only about a year after the marriage; died without issue, and 
afterwards Matt Embry married Irene Miller, a daughter of 
Wm. Green Miller and Julia Miller, his wife. (See Sec. 1-3-3.) 

3. William Green Miller; married, July 1, 1834, Julia Miller, 
a daughter of Dr. Alexander Miller. They settled in Bloomington, 
Illinois. (See Part I, Chap. 15, Sec. 3.) Their children: 

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married Mr. Herr, who died, leaving her a 



Estelle Hunt, of Lexington, 

married Napoleon 

Tevis. Children: 
They are both 

married John Lovejoy. Their 

(wife's name unknown). Had 

Fred Behrman. Issue: 

1. Cyrus Miller; left home and never heard of afterwards. 

2. Harrison Miller; unmarried; died a few years ago in Ar- 
mourdale, Kansas. 

:i. Irene Miller; married Matt. Embry, a son of Thomas Em- 
bry. (Sec. 1-2-1.) They live in the state of Illinois, where they 
raised a family. 

4. Sallie .Miller 
widow with a son 

1. Ben,iamin 
and died leaving one 

5. Alexander Miller. 
4. Rachael Jane Miller; 

1. Robert Tevis: married Mattie Mayfield. 
dead. Their children. 

1. Sophia Tevis (dead); 

1. Edith Lovejoy. 

2. Mary Lovejoy. 

3. Robert Lovejoy. 

2. Frank Tevis; married 
one son. 

3. Elizabeth Tevis; married 

1. Tevis Behrman. 

2. Gertrude Behrman. 

4. James Tevis; dead. 

5. Robert Tevis. 

2. John Tevis: dead. 

3. Sarah Tevis (dead): married G. A. Lackey. Issue: 

1. Samuel Lackey: married Bettie Van Arsdale. Their 

1. Rebecca L>ackey. 

2. Stella Tevis Lackey. 

2. Mattie Lackey; married S. W. Givens. Their children: 

1. Sallie Givens. 

2. Mary Byrd Givens. 

3. Gabe Givens. 

3. Mary Lackey; married Wm. Field. Their children: 

1. Mary Field. 

2. Melvin Field. 

3. Gertrude Field. 

4. Lena Lackey; married E. D. Peyton. 

5. Napoleon Lackey. 
Joseph Tevis; died unmarried. 
Green Tevis; died unmarried. 
Eugenia Tevis; died unmarried. 
Cyrus Tevis; died unmarried. 
Mary Tevis; died unmarried. 
Harriet Tevis; died unmarried. 

Lilly Tevis (dead); married George Cheves. Had one son: 
1. George Cheves, Jr.; married Mai'garet Stone. Their 


1. Rosnel Stone Cheves. 

2. Samuel Guy Cheves. 
William Tevis; died unmarried. 
Elizabeth Tevis; married G. A. Peyton. Their children: 

1. Lilly Tevis Peyton; married Samuel Fulkerson. 

2. Anna Miller Peyton. 

3. Rachael Gibbons Peyton; dead. 






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13. Napoleon Tevis; married first Nellie Mills. Had daughter: 
1. Naomi Ruth Tevis. 
He married secondly Isabel Cash. 

5. Sallie Ann Miller; married Solon M. Harris, July 2 5, 1837. 
(See Part HI, Chap. 48, Sec. 2.) Their children: 

1. Emmet Harris; married Nannette Anderson, widow now 
living at Lexington, Ky. 

2. Callie Harris; married Will Craig, of Stanford, Ky. 

3. Edna Elizabeth Harris; married George Phelps. Their 

1. Anna Phelps: married Claude Walton, Richmond, Ky. 

2. Robert Phelps; died (unmarried ) young. 

3. Mary Phelps; married Samuel M. Phelps, son of M. A. 
Phelps, of Richmond, Ky. 

4. Carlisle Phelps; married Arthur C. Burton, Butler, Mo. 

6. Solon Miller; died unmarried at his brother Robert's home. 

7. Robert Miller, born two miles east of Richmond, Nov. 7, 
1823. He married, March 24, 1859, Elizabeth Miller, daughter 
of Harrison J. Miller and Patsey Irvine Fields, his wife. 
(See Part 1, Chapter 15, Section 2.) Robert Miller and 
his wife were strict Presbyterians. In 18 63 he located 
two miles east of Richmond, on four hundred acres of fine 
land, and gave much time to cattle and mules. A short while 
before his death he sold his farm and stock and moved to Rich- 
mond, where he soon after died; his wife surviving and now 
living in Richmond. Their children: 

1. Sallie Estill Miller; unmarried. 

2. Pattie Field Miller; married Stanton B. Hume. (See Chap. 
9, Sec. 4).) Mr. Hume died, leaving his widow and two children: 

1. Stanton Hume. 

2. Elizabeth Hume. 

3. Harry J. Miller; married Jas. S. Winn, of Winchester, Ky. 

4. Bessie Miller. 

8. Edna Elizabeth Miller; married William Hill, April 6, 1843. 
Thev located in Lincoln County, Ky., on the Hanging Fork of 
Dick's River. Mr. Hill died. Mrs. Hill is now living, eighty- 
three years old. Their children: 

1. James Estill Hill. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth Hill; married Walter Carter. Their 
children : 

1. Edna Elizabeth Carter. 

2. William Hill Carter. 

3. James Nevin Carter; married Mary Beasley. One child: 
1. Lucile Carter. 

4. Mary Dutch Carter. 

5. Estill Carter. 

6. Laura Pearl Carter. 

7. Peter Walter Carter. 

8. Ernest Thayer Carter; married Myrtle Hughes. Have 
one child: 

1. Earl Carter. 

9. Claudie Carter. 

10. Sarah Maude Carter. 

3. Robert Miller Hill; married Harriet MacCormack. Their 

1. Wm. Edgar Hill; married Ludie . Their children: 

1. Valley Hill. 

2. Gertrude Hill. 

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2. Valley Hill. 
:;. Gertrude Hill. 

4. Pattie Hill. 

5. Bessie Hill. 

4. Thomas Jefferson Hill. He is now Sheriff of Lincoln 
County. He married Nellie Wilson Cosby. Their children: 

1. Arthur Cosby Hill; married Xelle Mershon. 

2. Thomas Jefferson Hill, attorney-at-law, Stanford, Kv. 
?,. Frank Lee Hill. 

4. William Harrison Hill. 

5. Stella Carter Hill; married Joseph H. Muri)hy. Child: 
1. Joseph H. Murphy, Jr., born 1906. 

6. Elijah Miller Hill. 

7. Margaret Hill. 

8. John Miller Hill. 

9. Joseph Wolfe Hill. 

10. Nellie Wilson Hill. 

11. Rachael Tevis Hill. 

5. John Miller Hill: married Jennie Lee Johnston. Their 

1. William Johnston Hill. 

2. Robert Raymond Hill. 

6. William Harrison Hill; married Emma Albert. Their 
children : 

1. Edna Hill. 

2. Rachael Hill. 
•i. Elizabeth Hill. 

Section 2. William Miller. Known as "Old Town Billy,' because 
he first settled at Milford, or Old Town, on Taylor's Fork, in Mad- 
ison County, Kentucky: the second child of Colonel John Miller 
and Jane Dulaney, his wife. Was born in Albemarle County, Vir- 
ginia, June 19, 1776. He died in Madison County, Kentucky, June 
30, 18 41. He married, first, Hannah Lackey, daughter of Samuel 
T^ackey, Sr., and Dorcas Alexander, his wife. Hannah Lackey was 
t)orn September 1.5, 1783; died December 13, 1814. She was the 
mother of his children. He married the second time Dorcas Lackey, 
daughter of Andrew Lackey. She was born in 1787, and died March 
27, 1821. He was often the Commissioner of the Court for various 
l»urposes. William Miller was a wealthy man for his day. He 
owned a large number of negro slaves, besides other personal prop- 
erty and lands. He distributed among his children and grand- 
children eighty-odd slaves. In 1825 he made his final settlement 
as Sheriff of Madison County, Ky. 

Note: Samuel Lackey, Sr.. was born April 24, 1746, and died 
Tuesday, January 5, 183 0. He married, about 17 73, Dorcas Alex- 
ander, who was born March 12, 17 50, and died Monday, August 
24, 1818. Their children: 

1. John Lackey, born Oct. 1, 1774. 

2. Gabriel Lackey, born March 6, 17 76. 

3. Samuel Lackev, born Oct. 2 7, 1777; married Jane Miller. 
(See Sec. 11.) 

4. Alexander Lackey, born Jan. 22, 1780; died Jan. 3, 1854. 

5. Hannah Lackey, born Sept. 15, 1783, the wife of William 
Miller, as aforesaid. She died Dec. 13, 1814. 

.Andrew Lackey was the father of Dorcas Lackey, the second 
wife of William Miller, as aforesaid. 

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The children of William Miller and his first wife, Hannah 
Lackey, were: 

1. Samuel Lackey Miller, born July 11, 1805; died May 23, 
18 38. He married Mary Ann Addison about 183 5. His father 
gave him a number of negroes and his sister, Dorcas A. Miller, 
left him several slaves. Their children: 

1. William Miller (known as Wagoner), born June 15, 1836. 
He married Susan Chenault, daughter of Waller Chenault and 
Talitha Harris, his wife. (See Part HI, Chap. 48, Sec. 8.) 

2. Caledonia Miller, born Sept. 28, 1838. She married Wil- 
liam O. Chenault, son of Waller Chenault and Talitha Harris, 
his wafe. May 11, 1856. (See Part HI, Chap. 48, Sec. 8.) Their 

1. Callie Chenault; married Daniel Bates Shackelford, son 
of James T. Shackelford and Mary Bates, his first wife. (See 
Chap. 11, Sec. 2, and Part III, Chap. 48, Sec. 8.) 

2. Mattie Chenault; married Clarence E. Woods, the pres- 
ent hustling Myaor of the city of Richmond, Ky. (See Part 
III, Chap. 48, Sec. 8, and Part II, Chap. 13, Sec. 3.) They 
had one child; 

1. Mamie W^hite Woods. 

3. Lizzie Chenault; married Daniel Harber, son of Wm. 
Harber. (See Part III, Chap. 48, Sec. 8.) 

4. Mary Chenault; married James Smith, son of a former 
Sheriff of Madison County, Presley Smith. (See Part III, 
Chap. 4 8, Sec. 8.) 

After the death of Samuel L. Miller, his widow, Mary Ann, 
married Sidnev W. Harris, April 4, 1844. (See Part III, Chap. 
48, Sec. 4.) 

2. John Locke Miller, born Nov. 29, 1806; died Sept. 21, 1840. 
He was given a number of negro slaves by his father. He was 
never married. 

3. Alzira Miller, born Jan. 2 5, 1808; married, Aug. 18, 183 6, 
to Richard Gentry, Jr., oldest son of Reuben Eustice Gentry and 
Elizabeth White, his wife. (See Part III, Chap. 46, Sec. 1.) She 
died June 2, 1856. After her death her husband, Richard Gentry, 
married Mrs. Jael Woods Hocker Gentry, widow of his brother, 
Joel W. Gentry, with about six children. (See Part VII, Chap. 7, 
Sec. 1-12.) Joel W. Gentry was born March 15, 1815, and was 
married to Jael Woods Hocker, of Madison County, Ky., June 19, 
1848, and he died Oct. 4, 1851. Mrs. Jael Woods Hocker Gentry 
is still living and resides in Sedalia, Missouri, on East Broadway. 

Alzira Miller Gentry was greatly beloved by her husband's 
family. The Hon. George Graham Vest, United States Senator, 
in speaking of her husband, Richard Gentry, said: "Few men 
have I met who were the equal of Richard Gentry, and none who 
were his superior," and they were close personal friends for 
many years. 

The farm of Richard Gentry was one of the largest and best 
improved in Missouri, over six thousand acres under cultivation. 
He was the most extensive sheep raiser in that western country 
of his day. The family of Richard Gentry and that of his brot'her, 
Major William Gentry, were very intimate. Richard was a com- 
pact and well built man, but not tall like his brother. Major Wil- 
liam, who was full six feet, and the statue and carriage of a 
Prince. Richard was a most energetic person, everything around 
him moved like clockwork, and showed the most untiring industry 
and order. He was exceedingly hospitable; in that early day be- 

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fore the Civil War, all strangers visiting the state were taken to 
his home to show what could be done in Missouri. The children 
of Alzira Miller and Richard Gentry were: 

1. William Miller Gentry, born R('i>t. 19, 1837. He and his 
brother, Reuben J., had fine count ry i)laces, and they kept 
bachelor's hall near each other about three miles northeast of 
Sedalia: his brother, Reuben, however, married and broke the 
monotony of a bachelor's life, and subsequently died. After 
his death, William Gentry and Mrs. Bettie Hughes Gentry 
(who had five children by Reuben Gentry) were married, Dec. 
2, 188 5, and then moved over and lived at his brother's place, 
and his widow and three sons live there now. William Miller 
Gentry died May 1, 1889. 

2. Reuben .Toel Gentry, born .Jan. 2, 1839; married Bettie 
Hughes, daughter of Reese Hughes and Sarah Birch, his wife, 
April 5, 1871. He died Oct. .5, 1881, and his widow married 
his brother, William Miller Gentry, as stated above (1). The 
children of Reuben Joel Gentry and Bettie Hughes, his wife, 

1. Ruby Gentry, born April 8, 1872; married Dr. Fer- 
guson March 9, 1892; died June 16, 19 00. 

2. Sallie B. Gentry, born Aug. 12, 1873; married Thomas 
Sturgis, Feb. 7, 189 4. They had one child: 

1. Margaret Elizabeth Sturgis, born June 14, 1896. 

3. William Henry Gentry, born March 15, 1876; lives 
near Sedalia, Mo. 

4. Charles Richard Gentry, born Feb. 8, 1878; lives near 
Sedalia, Mo. 

5. Reuben Joel Gentry, born Dec. 19, 1880; lives near 
Sedalia, Mo. 

3. Henry Clay Gentry, born Feb. 28, 1844; died July 26, 
18*64, during vacation from Kempers College, Booneville, Mo., 
only twenty years old. He was a most promising young man 
and very much like his father. William Miller, Reuben J., and 
Henry Clay Gentry were all three educated at Kempers Col- 
lege, Boonville, Missouri. 

4. Laura Dorcas Gentry, born Sept., 1846; died Mar., 1856. 



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William Malconi Miller, born February 6, 1810; died Fri- 
day, July 16, 1889. About the time of 
President Lincoln's Emancipation Proc- 
-''' lamation he owned thirty-odd negro 

slaves. Moses was the only one that re- 
mained with him till the freedom of the 
negroes, the rest having left their mas- 
ter, and a number of them enlisted in 
the Federal service. His father gave him 
a considerable number and he bought a 
number at his father's sale, and a num- 
ber were given him by his uncle, Alex- 
ander Lackey. He owned a fine body of 
land and other personal property. When 
General Scott's command was in Madison 
County, Ky., on the 2Sth of July, 1863, 
eight head of blooded horses and mares 
were taken from him. In July, 1864, a 
fine horse, "Snap," was stolen from his 
pasture. On March 3, 18 65, an excellent 
bay horse, five years old, was clandestine- 
ly taken from his premises. William 
Malcolm Miller was an exceedingly prominent, popular, influen- 
tial and useful citizen-farmer of Madison County, Kentucky. He 
represented the county in the lower 
house of the State General Assembly _ 

in 1855-7. He married, April 2, 183 9, 
Mary Jane Patterson, the mother of 
his children. After her death he mar- 
ried the second time, Mrs. Ann Eliza 
Heatherly, widow of Mahlon B. Heath- 
erly, and a daughter of Edward B. 
Jarman and Judith Waddy Maupin, 
his wife. (See Part V, Chap. 4, Sec. 1.) 
Note: "Mary Jane Patterson, the 
first wife of William Malcolm Miller, 
was a daughter of Robert C. Patter- 
son and Nancy Waller Broaddus, his 
wife. She was born Feb. 13, 1824; 
married William Malcolm Miller April 
2, 1839, as aforesaid, and died April 
19, 1876. Her father, Robert C. Pat- 
terson, was born Sept. 19, 1797, and 
died Jan. 11, 1871. Her mother, 
Nancy Waller Broaddus Patterson, 
was born July 6, 1805, and died June 
26, 1876." (See Part L Chap. 13, Sec. 

The children of William Malcolm Miller and Mary Jane Pat- 
terson, his wife: 

1. Judge William C. Miller, one of the most popular men the 
County of Madison ever produced, possessed of a splendid in- 
tellect, good education, fine looks, a ready speaker, splendid 
conversationalist, and a ready mixer; very infatuating in his 
manner and address. Was a member of the Richmond bar. 
In 1870 he was elected County Attorney, which office he filled 
one term, if not two, with great credit to himself and satisfac- 
tion to his constituents. Afterwards he was elected Judge of 



Wife of Wm. M. Miller 


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the County Court, and twice re-elected, and died in office. He 
was born .Tan. 26, 1840: married Susan White, daughter of 
Col. Richard X. White, of Richmond, Ky., Nov. 27, 1867. He 
died Oct. 21, 1885, leaving many friends. Their children: 

1. Mary Miller: married Clarence E. Woods, the present 
Mayor of Richmond. She died childless and Mr. Woods mar- 
ried again, Mattie Chenault. (See above Sec. 2, and Part II, 
Chap. 13, Sec. .3.) 

2. Richard White Miller, a very |)oi)ular man: member of 
the Richmond bar, and politician: highly educated, polished 
gentleman. He represented Madison County in the State 
Legislature in 1904-5; elected on the Democratic ticket, was 
re-elected, and was at his death her Representative. Was 
defeated for Speaker of the House, but was a formidable 
contestant for the i)osition. He was a gifted man and made 
a most prominent member. He was one of the foremost 
orators of the state, and contended earnestly, eloquently and 
fearlessly for his conception of the right. Besides, he was 
Chairman of the Democratic Committee of Madison County; 
member of the State Central Committee of the party of the 
Eighth District of Kentucky; was the House delegate to the 
National Divorce Congress; was in a high degree honest in 
the discharge of duties. Many complimentary expressions 
of Richard White Miller appeared in the state press. He 
was the candidate from Madison County for a seat in the 
United States Congress as a Democrat from the Eighth Dis- 
trict of Kentucky when he was stricken with creeping paral- 
ysis, after delivering a telling speech at Stanford, Lincoln 
County, Ky., on the 28th of June, 1906, from which he never 
rallied, and died the 29th of June, and was buried in the 
Richmond Cemetery Sunday evening, July 1, 19 06, the ser- 
vices being conducted by the orders of Elks and Knights 
Templar, and Rev. J. Addison Smith, Presbyterian divine, 
from the residence of Mrs. W^illiam M. Irvine, on Lancaster 
Avenue. A large concourse of people, relatives and friends 
from Madison County and other sections of the state, and 
from other states, accompanied the remains to their last 
resting place. The loss of Richard White Miller was felt by 
the whole state. It seemed that a brilliant future was in 
front of him, when his career on earth was brought to a close 
by death. His wife was absent visiting friends and relatives 
in the Southland when Mr. Miller was stricken, and did not 
reach his bedside till two hours after life was extinct: he 
died with his hand in that of his pastor, the Rev. Smith, his 
talk to whom just before his dissolution was most beautiful; 
his faith in his Redeemer was manifested and he did not 
fear death. His wife was Miss Sue Patton (see Part II, 
Chap. 5, Sec. 1), a great-granddaughter of Colonel David 
Irvine, the second Clerk of the Madison County and Circuit 
Courts (successor to his father, William Irvine, the first 
Clerk). They have a child: 

1. Richard White Miller. 

0. Mattie Miller; married Mr. McGowan. Thev live in 
Washington City, D. C. 

2. Virginia D. Miller, born Oct. :n, 1842; married Samuel 
E. Lackey, July 4, 18 67. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 11.) She. 
died Oct. 25, 1895. They had only one child: 

1. William Miller Lackev. 

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3. Leslie Miller, born Sept. 28, 1844; died Oct. 31, 1878. 
He was never married. 

4. Malcolm Mimminger Miller, born Oct. 20, 1849. He mar- 
ried Lida Lackey, Feb. 7, 187 7. (See Fart I, Chap. 14, Sec. 11.) 
He is a popular and prominent citizen and farmer of Madison 
county, Ky., now living in Richmond, the county seat. Their 

1. William Malcolm Miller, born March IS, 1881. 

2. Mary Strawn Miller. 

3. Margaret Dillingham Miller. 

Last two twin girls, born March 3, 1882. 

5. John Calhoun Miller, born Aug. 7, 1852. He was appoint- 
ed and commissioned Judge of the Madison County Court to 
fill out the unexpired term of his brother, Judge William C. 
Miller. He married Mary Bates, daughter of Dr. Stephen Bates. 
He died June 11, 19 00, leaving one child: 

1. Ellen Gibson Miller. 

5. Dorcas A. Miller; died testate and unmarried. 

Section 3. Anna Miller, the third child of Colonel John Miller 
and Jane Dulaney, his wife, was born Nov. 3, 17 77. She married 
John Reid, April 18, 179 6, in Madison County, Ky. (See Part H, 
Chap. 21, Sec. 2.) They v/ere both members of the Viney Fork 
Baptist Church in .=aid county. Their children, viz: 

1. Jane Reid; married Hudson Broaddus, Dec. 21, 1819, in 
Madison County, Ky. (See Part 1, Chap. 13, Sec. 3. Note.) They 
emigrated to Missouri and settled and lived near Middle Grove, 
in Monroe County, and were the parents of four boys, viz: 

1. Elijah Broaddus; married, and lives on the old home 
place, and has children, we do not know how many. 

2. Thomas Broaddus; married, and lived in Chillicothe, Mo., 
until his death a few years since, leaving three children, viz: 

1. Anna Broaddus. 

2. Mary Broaddus. 

3. Henry Broaddus. 

3. Jefferson Broaddus; still lives in Chilicothe; has several 
children, whose names we are not able to give. 

4. Christopher Broaddus, who was a bachelor; lived in St. 
Louis, the last we knew of him. 

2. John M. Reid; married Elizabeth Dinwiddle, in Madison 
County, Ky., Sept. 9, 1824. 

3. Thomas Reid; married Nancy Harris, in Madison County, 
Ky., April 19, 1820. 

4. Jefferson Reid; died a few years ago at or near Kingston, 
Caldwell County, Missouri, leaving two sons and one daug-hter: 

1. Kit Reid. 

2. Sylvanus Reid. 

3. Mary Reid; married some years ago, to whom we do not 
know, and went to California. 

5. Susan Reid; married George Estill, of Howard County, Mo., 
and died without issue. 

6. Eliza M. Reid; married Talton Fox, in Madison County, Ky., 
July 29, 1828, and emigrated therefrom and lived in Quincy, 111., 
years ago, and perhaps died there, leaving children; how many 
we do not know, but understand some are in business there now. 

7. Lucinda Reid; married Overton Gentry, in Madison County, 

Ilis/nrij (linl (iciicdhxjics I'M] 

Ky., Oct. 7, 1824. (See Part II, Chap. 21, Sec. 2, and Part 111, 
Cliai). 4(i, Sec. 10.) They emigrated to Mi-ssouri and years ago 
lived m-ar St. Joseph. The last information obtained they had 
one daughter. 

8. Joseph Reid: married and reared a family, the names or 
number of whom we are unable to give, but he and they lived in 
and near Middle Grove, Monroe County, Mo. 

9. Christopher (Kit) Reid; wten to California many years ago, 
and whtn last heard of was living in San Francisco with his wife 
and five childi'en; further than this we know nothing. 

10. William Reid; lived for many years and died at Spickard, 
in Grundy County, Missouri, leaving five children, viz: 

1. George Reid, who now lives at Spickard. 

2. John Reid, living in Mercer County, Missouri. 

3. Delilah Reid. 

4. Corena Reid. 

5. Mary Reid. 

All lived in and near Spickard. 

11. Polly Reid; married Levi Williams; nothing known of their 
children, if any. 

12. Corena Reid; nuirried Hardin Yates, in Madison County, 
Ky. They emigrated to Missouri. She died and was buried in 
Grundy County in 1858, leaving three children, viz: 

1. Anna Stuart Yates; married James Tolson, sometime in 
the fifties: Tolson was killed during the Civil War. After his 
death his widow, Anna Stewart Yates, remarried David Owens. 
Two children were born of her first marriage, viz: 

1. Andrew C. Tolson; married Amanda Owens, in the early 
seventies, of which three children were born, viz: 

1. James Tolson: married Josephine Anderson, and 
have two small boys. 

2. Hattie Tolson; married Edward Anderson; they have 
two daughters. 

3. Orion Tolson; is still single. 

The Tolsons still live at Loredo, Missouri. 

2. Laura Tolson; married Joseph Warren, of which union 
seven children were born, viz: 

1. Andrew H. Warren; married Samma Means. No 

2. James Warren; married, first, China Anderson, who 
died leaving one child. He married, second. Bertha 
Marry man. 

3. Roena Warren; married Elvin Rooks, of which mar- 
riage there are five boys. 

4. Fountain Warren; married Pearl Hearn:two children. 

5. Columbus Warren: married Pauline Jackson. Two 

6. Annie Warren; married Paul Anderson; one child. 

7. Sallie W'arren; married Mr. Kilburn, and have three 

Children of the second marriage of Mrs. Anna Stuart Yates 
Tolson to David Owens, viz: 

3. William Owens; married Amanda Pence, and have 
three children. 

4. Polly Owens; married George Merrifleld; no children. 

5. Arthur Owens; married Mr. Bowman; they have four 

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2. Susan Jane Yates; married Hardin Jones. Of this union 
there were five children, viz: 

1. John Jones; married Frances Davis, and live at New 
Boston, Macon County, Mo. Three children were born of 
them, viz: 

1. Susan Jones. 

2. Harvey Jones. 

3. Elmer Jones. 

2. Christopher Jones; married, and is living near New 
Boston. One child. 

3. Corena Jones; married Dr. Howard, and lives at Buck- 
lin, Linn County, Missouri. One child: 

1. Dora Vashti Howard. 

4. Robert Jones; married, and is living at Roger, Missouri, 
Sullivan County. No children. 

5. Moses Jones; married, and living at Gravity, Iowa. No 

3. Roena Elizabeth Yates, was married to Christopher Co- 
lumbus Woods, Feb. 13, 1862. Of this marriage there were 
born : 

1. Larkin Vaughan Woods; married Catherine Cook, and 
they have two children, viz: 

1. Ruth Woods. 

2. Charles Woods. 

2. Mary Frances Woods; married William Marryman. No 

3. Virginia (or Jennie) Woods; married Oscar Williams, 
a lawyer; they now live in Trenton, Missouri. To them one 
child was born: 

1. Cloyd Patton Williams. 

4. Nina Elizabeth Woods; married Cory Lewis Fickel. No 

5. Georgia C. Woods, who died in the ninteenth year of 
her age. 

6. Cora C. Woods; married Drury C. Moberley. No chil- 
dren. They are living at Aulr, Colorado. 

7. Ethel Woods; married Elmer A. Farkhurst; living at 
Loredo, Missouri. No children. 

Note — Miscellaneous : 

Sylvester Reid; married Elizabeth Hubbard, Aug. 13, 1829. 

(See Part 1, Chap. 2 0, Sec. 5.) 
Polly Reid; married James Reid, Feb. 27, 1816. (See Part II, 

Chap. 21, Sec. 3.) 
Isaac Reid; married Rhoda Tate, Sept. 9, 1825. 
Miriam Reid: married Alexander R. Oldham, Sept. 15, 1831. 

(See Part II, Chap. 20, Sec. 5.) 
Sallie Reid; married Thomas Todd, Jan. 15, 1829. 

Section 4. Thomas Miller, the fourth child of Colonel John 
Miller and Jane Dulaney, his wife, was born March 30, 1779. He 
was twice married; first, March 2 5, 1802, to Miss Sallie Adams, in 
Madison County, Ky., and second, July 29, 180 6, in the same coun- 
ty, to Miss Anna Woods, daughter of Archibald Woods and Mourn- 
ing Shelton, his wife. (See Part II, Chap. 8, Sec. 7.) 

On the ground where the beautiful Richmond Cemetery is situ- 
ated, in the year 18 00. Thomas Miller killed a wolf. In about the 

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year ISIS he and his l)i-other John emigrated to Alabama and set- 
tled near Xew Market, in Madison County, where Thomas Miller 
established his home, and his home was called "Hickory Flat." One 
writer states that "he was Representative in the Legislature and 
State Senator for sixteen consecutive terms, and declined to make 
the race for the seventeenth." 

Dr. W. G. Xorris, a distinguished citizen of New Market, in his 
history of the town says: "Thomas Miller, a brother of John Miller, 
settled four miles north of New Market at an early day. The two 
brothers, although dissimilar in many respects, were both men of 
note and worth. Each of them reared large families, all of whom 
were highly intellectual and no taint or stain of dishonor ever at- 
tached to any of them. Both brothers were strong Democrats. 
Thomas Miller served in the Alabama Legislature from 18 2.3 to 
1S2 7 inclusive. Nature seemed to have marked him as a favorite. 
He was tall and well pojiortioned, with a head and face which the 
ablest artist would pronounce a masterpiece. His mental powers 
were equal to his physical. He was not a lawyer, yet was always 
ready in thought and language — exhibiting a vigor of mind and a 
degree of culture that did him credit. He was one of the best of 
neighbors. If a near resident became sick, he invariably attended 
to his wants, and if needed, sent his horses, hands, plows and hoes 
and worked out the crop in a day. His wife, Anna Miller, was a 
famous house-wife and a good physician in ordinary cases. He was 
a life-long Democrat, and died when about 70 years of age, leaving 
a bright record behind him. His son, William G. Miller, was a 
member of the House in 1S45, and was a worthy son of a noble sire. 
He went to Bastrop, Texas, to live." 

Thomas Miller was not exceedingly large, but was of a stout and 
powerful build and very muscular, and a stranger to fear. The story 
is told that on one occasion, whilst living near New Market, a man 
unfriendly to Mr. Miller, placed himself behind the front door of a 
store in New Market, and as Miller entered struck him over the head 
with a club, but failed to stagger him; nearby was an open tub of 
tar, and Miller grabbed his assailant, and with miraculous strength, 
thrust him head foremost into the tub of tar. The men present 
lifted the man from the tub and washed the tar off of him, and he 
had no further desire to molest Thomas Miller. 

The children of the first marriage of Thomas Miller and Sallie 
Adams were two, the name of one we cannot furnish: 

1. John Adams Miller; married Edna Bridges. 

2. Name unknown. 

The children of his second marriage to Anna Woods were: 

3. Woods S. Miller; married Nancy Jane Miller, daughter of 
Joseph ^Miller and Susan Kennedy, his wife. (See Sec. S.) 

4. Thomas Miller; married Caroline Douglas, of Sumner Coun- 
ty, Tennessee. Their children: 

1. Anna Miller; married Mr. Bunton, of Texas. 

2. Mary Miller. 

5. Garland Burleigh Miller, was born in 1S16. He was edu- 
cated in Richmond, Ky. He married Sarah R. Dismukes, of Sum- 
ner County, Tenn., of the fine old Revolutionary family. After 
his marriage he established his home in Fayetteville, Lincoln 
County, Tenn., where his children were born and reared. He died 
at his home in 1860, where his wife continued to live until her 
death in 18 82. She was a first cousin to the wives of Rev. Good- 

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loe Woods and Wm. Woods, two brothers who married sisters. 
(See Part II, Chap. 10, Sec. 8 and 11.) Their children: 

1. Sarah M. Miller, born in 1841. She married Rush Wil- 
liamson, a son of Colonel Robert Williamson, of Sumner Coun- 
ty, Tenn. Rush Williamson was a Confederate soldier under 
General N. B. Forrest, and served through the entire war, and 
received three severe wounds. Her postoffice is Pulaski, Ten- 
nessee. Their children: 

1. Robert Garland Williamson; died without issue. 

2. George Estill Williamson; died in infancy. 

3. William M. Williamson; married Sadie Neville, of 
Trinity, Alabama. His home is in La Grange, Georgia, and 
is of the firm of C. D. Smith & Co., railroad contractors, who 
build roads both North and South. Issue, one son: 

1. Rayburn Williamson; died in infancy. 

2. Thomas K. Miller, born in 184:3. He enlisted in the Con- 
federate army in the Civil War — the third enlistment in Lin- 
coln County, Tennessee. He served in the First Tennessee In- 
fantry with Colonel Peter Tanseyk, two years in Virginia, and 
was then transferred to the command of General Forest. He 
made a gallant soldier. He was captured in Tennessee in the 
fall of 1863, as one of General Forest's scouts, was tried by 
court martial and sentenced to be hanged, though he had on 
a full Confederate uniform and not a paper or plan on his 
person, still the court condemned him. His mother went im- 
mediately to Washington to try and exert some influence with 
President Lincoln in his behalf, but she failed, though she re- 
mained two weeks. His sister, Mrs. Sallie Miller Williamson, 
remained in Nashville with him, and by the assistance of some 
of her father's old friends she succeeded at the last hour in 
having him reprieved until further orders by General Thomas, 
the commanding general at Nashville. They offered him life 
and liberty if he would take the oath and pilot them through 
Lincoln County where he lived, but he firmly refused and said: 
"If I had forty lives, I would give every one before I would 
betray a friend or be a traitor to my country." At that moment, 
his sister, who loved him dearly, and he so helpless, seemingly, 
in the hands of the enemy, almost lost her patriotism. He still 
was left in close confinement. 

After a few months his mother returned to Washington City, 
and with a mother's pleading and prayers President Lincoln 
relented, and the last document President Lincoln ever signed 
was a pardon for Thomas Miller, which he was to have handed 
to his mother at 9 o'clock the next morning; but that night 
President Lincoln was assassinated, and President Johnson 
would never let Mrs. Miller have the pardon for her son, though 
she remained in Washington City three weeks longer. 

In the spring of 1865, Mrs. Williamson, sister to the con- 
demned man, went to Nashville to see Governor Brownlow. 
After entreating with him as a sister could, under such circum- 
stances, the Governor asked of the President the pardon of 
Thomas Miller without the oath of allegiance, and he gave it. 

About the time of the surrender Thomas Miller was free from 
that long, close confinement, which had almost wrecked his 
life. In the fall of that year he went to Texas and settled near 
Bastrop, and married Miss Lou Bell, of Bastrop, and engaged 
in the mercantile business in Webberville, and there in his 

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store, in 1S67, he was assaiilttd with shotguns and pistols by 
two or three of his deadly enemies and was killed, though he 
fought for liis life. He left no issue. Thomas Miller was ab- 
solutely fearless. 

3. George D. Miller, born in 1845; died in ls.J2, in the 
seventh year of his age. 

4. Garland Burleigh Miller, born in 1S47; died in 1902. He 
enlisted in the Confederate army in the fall of 18 63 with his 
brother Thomas, at the time of his enlistment being only 
fourteen years of age, and served under General Forest, and 
remained until the surrender, and made a gallant soldier. He 
married in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., Mary (Mamie) 
Gardner, daughter of Dr. R. C. Gardner, formerly of the firm 
of Gardner Brothers, of Nashville, Tenn., and after the war 
of the firm of Evans, Gardner & Co., of New York. The Gard- 
ner family was one of the best of Tennessee. In the fall of 
1865 Garland Burleigh Miller went with his brother Thomas to 
Texas. He settled in Galveston and entered a strong, reliable 
business house in Galveston, doing a general commission, for- 
warding and receiving business, as clerk, in which he continued 
for several years, until he rose to be a member of the firm, 
and before his death, which occurred in February, 1902, he 
had amassed quite a fortune. In the great Galveston storm 
his financial loss was heavy. They had six children: 

1. Garland Burleigh Miller: unmarried: Treasurer of the 
Falfurrias Immigration Company, Home Office, Falfurrias, 

2. Richard Gardner Miller; married Martha Terrill, of 
San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 25, 1905; she died recently. He is 
President of the Falfurrias State Bank. Has one child: 

1. Richard Gardner Miller, born Aug. 20, 1906; the 

mother died in October following. 

Z. William Goodloe Miller: died in infancy. 

4. Mary Gardner Miller; married, Oct. 29, 1902, E. C. 
Lasater, of Falfurrias, Texas, an enterprising young man and 
owner of a fine cattle ranch near Falfurrias, and is interested 
in the State Bank, Cotton, Gin and Ice Factory, and has 
planted an Orange Nursery, the first in the state of Texas. 
Mr. Ed C. Lasater, the founder of Falfurrias, Texas — once 
the hunting-ground of the Lepans, the most docile and peace- 
ful of the Indian tribes in the state, until driven away by the 
more ferocious and warlike Apaches and Comanches, who in 
turn were driven out by the adventurous Spaniards, who 
came over from Mexico to settle the country, subdued the 
Indians, built missions, called the land and cattle their own, 
and embarked in pastoral and agricultural pursuits in a more 
or less haphazard manner, until in due course of evolution 
these lands were acquired by the more far-seeing and thrifty 
American stockmen, who transformed the open and bound- 
less prairies into huge and limitless pastures and by scien- 
tific methods improved the Texas Longhorns by blooded 
breeds, making stock raising more profitable, and bred up 
the Texas ponies by thoroughbred horses, evolving a breed 
that retains the hardiness of the Texas bronco with all the 
qualities of standard bred horses. This section has been 
opened for settlement to the thrifty husbandman, and where 
only a few years ago, and even now, thousands of cattle are 
roaming at large, hundreds of families already have — and 

138 Hisforj/ and Genealogies 

thousands more will — within the next few years, come to 
establish prosperous and happy homes that will make this 
section flourish as but few others will be able to do. The 
owner of this vast domain, Mr. Ed C. Lasater, one of the 
cattle kings of Texas, and one of the most intelligent and 
successful breeders of cattle and horses, who knew the rich- 
ness of the soil and the health-giving properties of the cli- 
mate, long foresaw that this section was destined to become 
the garden spot of the United States. Their children: 

1. Albert Ijasater. 

2. Mary Miller Lasater, born Dec. 11, 1904. 

3. Garland Miller Lasater, born Jan. 5, 19 07. 

5. Robert G. Miller; unmarried. He is connected with the 
State Bank of Falfurrias. 

6. Laurence Kleber Dismukes Miller; unmarried. 

The sons of Garland Burleigh Miller and Mamie Gard- 
ner, his wife, are actively engaged in building up the town 
of Falfurrias and the surrounding country. 

5. Woods S. Miller, born in 1849; died in 1851. 

6. Anna Woods Miller, born in 1852; died in 1873. She 
married Thomas Ross, of Lincoln County, Tenn. He was a 
Confederate soldier under Gen. Forest. They had five children: 

1. Robert Ross; unmarried; lives in Tennessee. 

2. Garland Ross; lives in Florence, Alabama. 

3. Mary Ann Ross; married Manly Askins, a merchant of 
Huntsville, Alabama. They have two children; 

1. Hershell Askins. 

2. Miller Askins. 

4. Sallie Ross; unmarried; lives in Huntsville, Ala. 
Thomas Ross; lives in Huntsville, Ala. 

7. Mourning Shelton Miller, born in 1854; died in 1855. 

8. William Goodloe Miller, born in 1857; died in 1880; un- 
married; a young man of fine promise. 

9. Pauline Dismukes Miller, born in 18 60; married, first Sw- 
ing Forbes, of Galveston, Texas, and second, Dr. M. S. Walters, 
of Giles County, Tenn. No issue of the second marriage. Is- 
sue of the first marriage; 

1. Ewing M. Forbes; unmarried; lives in Memphis, Tenn.; 
is an investment banker, 310-11 Tenn. Trust Building. 

6. Kleber M.iller; married Mary Franklin, of Sumner County, 
Tennesse; died without issue. 

7. Williamson Goodloe Miller; married Cornelia Sanders (Ker- 
nelia Douglas), of Sumner County, Tenn., first, and she married 
second, Lizzie Morgan. He was a member of the Alabama Legis- 
lature in 1845. He went to Bastrop, Texas, to live. Children of 
the first marriage; 

1. Woods S. Miller; married Margaret Hemphill; lives at 
Goldthwale, Texas. 

2. Goodloe Miller; married Candice Moore; live at Brown- 
wood, Texas. 

Children of the second marriage — six children, only two living: 

3. Garland B. Miller; married Ida Banard; lives at Hemphill 
Prairie, Bartrop County, Texas. 

4. Dollie (or Mollie) Miller; married Glenn Jackson; lives 
at Elgin, Texas. 

Tfisldi'l/ (tiiil ( Iciicd/iii/ii's l.'S'J 

8. ^tlouruiiii; Shelloii .Miller; niarricd her cousin, Koberl Green 
Miller, son of Joseph Miller and Susan Kennedy, his wife (see 
Sec. 8), March 12, 1840. She was born March 4, 18 23. Her hus- 
band died .June 20, 184 2, and she married the second ti ne, Norval 
Douglas, November 2 6, 1844 (see Sec. 8). Mrs. Douglass died 
August, 18G0. 

9. Mary Miller: married Woods Moore, of Missi-: ippi. They 
immigrated to Texas and settled in Bastrop Cour : -. She died 
many years ago and Mr. Moore married his sister-in-law, Mrs. 
Ann Trigg. Children of Mary Miller and Woods Moore: 

1. Thomas Moore; married Olivia Grady. 

2. W^orth Moore; married Lou Luckett; now dead. 

3. .James Moore: married Lizur Burleson. 

4. Abbie Moore; married Peter Gill. 

5. B. Moore; married Leigh Burleson. 

10. Anna Woods Miller: married Marshall Trigg, of Franklin 
County, Tennessee. They immigrated to Texas and settled in 
Bastrop County. Mr. Trigg died and his widow married her 
brother-in-law. Woods Moore. Children of Anna Woods Miller 
and Marshall Trigg: 

1. Sue Trigg; married Rufus Green. 

2. Jones Trigg: married Mollie Erhard. 

3. Kleber Trigg: married Mary Hubbard. 

4. Mary Trigg: married Chester Erhard. 
All live in Bastrop, Texas. 

5. Woods Trigg; dead. 

6. William Trigg: died in infancy. 

7. Ella Trigg: died in infancy. 


Data of the family and descendants of Thomas Miller, son. of 
Col. John Aliller and Jane Dulaney, his wife, who married, first, 
Sallie Adams, and, fjecond, Anna Woods, and who was the grand- 
father of xMrs. Green and Mrs. Trigg, of Bastrop, Bastrop County, 
Texas, who furnished the data through the hands of their cousin, 
Mrs. Sallie Miller William;- on, of Pulaski, Tennessee; also a grand- 
daughter of eaid Thomas Miller. Mrs. Green v.'rites: 

"Thomas Miller first married Sallie Adams, 1803; second, Anna 
Woods, 1S06; was born 1779. Anna Woods Miller died August 
1S.57. Thomas Miller died 1841. Children, 8; sons, (1) Woods, 
(2) Garland, (3) Khleber, (4) Thomas, (5) Goodloe; daughters, 
( () ) Anna, (7) Mourning and (8) Mary. 

1. Woods Miller; married Nancy Jane Miller. Children, don't 
know: suppose you have them from Ellen McClain. 

2. Garland Miller; married Mrs. Sallie Dismukes. (I sent all 
this as they are my father and mother.) 

3. Khleber Miller; married Miss Mary (other name do 

not know.) He died without children, and do not know further. 

4. Thomas Miller: married Miss Caroline Douglas. Children, 3: 

1. Anna; dead. 

2. Louiza; dead. 

3. Carrie Miller. (No sons.) 

Uncle Tommy and Aunt Caroline died long ago: only one girl 
living, and far away from us; west of San Antonio; a large family 
of children. How I loved Uncle Tom and Aunt Caroline. Their 
second daughter, Lou, was a great companion of mine and mar- 

140 History and Genealogies 

ried a promising man, who did not out-live her very long, leaving 
the oldest of two little baby girls — one dead; one Uncle and Aunt 
kept, and when they died, she was taken by a wealthy brother 
of her father and educated in a convent in New York; when grown 
she would not leave it, but took the veil, and last I knew she had 
gone to a large convent in San Francisco; and "such is life," we 
cannot tell how it may go; but thanks there is a home where we 
all can be together again. 

5. Goodloe Miller; married Miss Cornelia Sanders (have for- 
gotten other name, first; second time. Miss Lizzie Morgan, after 
coming to Texas. Children (4 now living): first marriage, two 
sons. Woods and Goodloe; second marriage, one son, Garland, and 
daughter, Dolly, living; several dying while very young. Uncle 
Goodloe died in 1888, leaving four children: 

1. Garland; living here, and five children. 

2. His daughter (Dolly) has none. 

3. Goodloe, one of the older boys, none. 

4. The other I do not know; he has his second wife. 

6. Anna Miller; married Marshall Trigg, of Tennessee. (Chil- 
dren 7.) Anna Woods Miller, born Feb. 20, 1825, near Huntsville, 
Alabama; married Marshall W. Trigg, born in Tennessee, near 
Winchester, Nov. 2 5, 1822; they were married October, 1842. 
They lived in Tennessee for two or three years, then moved to 
Mississippi, where their first three children were born. Their 
children: (1) Susan A., (2) Thomas J., (3) Khleber M., (Woods, 
dead; William, dead; Kate, dead; and Mary E. Trigg). After- 
wards moved to Texas, about 185 0, where we have been raised. 

1. Sue A., oldest girl and child, was born April 30, 1845; 
married Rufus A. Green, of Alabama, .January, 1S69. Two 
children only living, girls: 

1. Hattie A.; married W. J. Hill, of Columbia, Tenn., and 
have two children. 

2. Minnie K.; married W. B. Runsome, of Texas, and have 
three children; two boys and one girl. 

2. Thomas J. Trigg, born 1847; married Miss M. Erhard, of 
Bastrop; have no children and living yet in this town. 

3. Khleber Miller Trigg, born 1749 (one gives this date, an- 
other 1747); married Miss Mary Hubbard. Also living here 
and have three children; two boys and one girl: 

Mrs. Trigg writes: "Sister Sue — failed to put the dates 
of all my family, and as I am so very anxious to get the his- 
tory of the Miller family (I am only connected by marriage), 
yet I want a book and my part of the family's history recorded. 
"Kleber Miller Trigg, born Oct. 7, 1847; married Mary Willis 
Hubbard, June 16, 1880. She was born Sept. 16, 1856. Their 
eldest son: 

1. Thomas Marshall Trigg, was born March 21, 18 82, and 
was married to Miss Annie Gamble Hoggins, Sept. 27, 19 04. 
She was born April 14, 18 82. My second son: 

2. Kleber Miller Trigg, was born Aug. 2 6, 1889; and my 
third, a daughter: 

3. A daughter; was born Dec. 26, 189 2. 

This is our short history, and hope it is not too late to in- 
sert." Mrs. Green further writes: "Here I will mention some- 
thing about the name "Khleber" (spelled sometimes "Khleber" 
and sometimes "Kleber"). "I remember mother told me (as 

Uishini mid (li'iiniliKjii's 1 I 1 

I have never heard the name except the three — mother's broth- 
er, Khleber; my brother, Khleber, and his son, Klilel)er). She 
said grandpa loved to read and named Uncle Khleber for a 
great general in Napoleon Bonaparte's army, who he admired 
very much. He was a German, educated at Munich, and joined 
Napoleon in Egypt." Next is my sister: 

4. Mary E. Trigg, youngest child and daughter. She mar- 
ried Mr. Erhard, of this town, and is living here. He has been 
Cashier of our bank for many years. They only have one child, 
now about 2 7 years old, living in Palestine, having studied en- 
gineering, occupies a prominent position in the machine shop 

My mother lost three children; two died while young, and 
one son at the age of 18 years. 

5. Woods Trigg. 

7. Mourning Miller; married, first, Joseph K. Miller, having 
one son. .T. K. Miller; second time, Norval Douglas, having two 
daughters, Anna and Mary. Children 3 (you have data to here). 

S. Mary Miller; married Woods Moore, of Mississippi. Chil- 
dren 5: (1) Thomas, (2) Worth, dead, (Z) James, (4) Biddy A. 
(always called "B"), and (5) Abigail, dead. 

1. Thomas, is living here and father of five children. He 
married Miss Olivia Grady, of this county. Children all married. 

2. Worth, you remember, was a fine man; married Miss Lou 
Lucket, from Kentucky, they having three children: 

1. Powel, their oldest, died many years ago. 

2. Worth, their second son, is living in Ft. Worth, a young 
lawyer (I believe). And youngest is a daughter: 

3. Luttie Moore, now a young lady. She and her mother 
spend most of their time in Staunton, Virginia — this winter 
spending in Galveston; do not know much of them, hear 
occasionally. Cousin Lou has not been here for many years, 
although she has a brother (a doctor) living here. 

3. James; married Miss Lizur Burleson. They have only 
two children, son and daughter: 

1. Worth Moore. 

2. Mary Belle Moore. 

She spends her time here and in Ft. Worth with her daughter, 
who is married to a prominent specialist (ear, throat and den- 
tist) Dr. W. R. Thompson; they have two children and he is 
wealthy. Their son is not married — is a doctor and surgeon. 
Cousin Lizur is a very lovable woman and loves to be here with 
the kinfolk (left of us) and we love to have her. Cousin Jim, 
as I told you, is a traveling man and has toured the world, and 
did come home, but has gone again to Europe expecting to go 
over it again; is now or will be soon in London. I told him I 
would like his assistance, but his stay was so limited, and so 
many to see him, found no time to help me. Although like 
myself, can only go so far and no more. 

4. (Biddy A.) Cousin B. married Mr. Lee Burleson, of Waco, 
a lawyer, and brother to Cousin Lizur, nephew to Rev. Rufus 
Burleson, and son of Richard Burleson, who were founders and 
lived and died with the great Baptist College of Waco, now so 
prominent and prosperous and far known. Cousin B. has three 
children, two sons, (1) Burrell and (2) Richard, and one 
daughter (3) Mary Lee. 

142 Histonj and Genealogies 

1. Burrell; married Mary Longley, a young lady of San 

2. Richard is a student of West Point. 

3. Mary Lee Burleson; married a young man of our town, 
Mr. P. Giil; had two girls, both married; their father is dead. 

Aunt Mary died March, 1867. 

Section 5. John Miller, the fifth child of Colonel John Miller 
and Jane Dulaney, his wife, was born Sept. 30, 1780. He was mar- 
ried in Madison County, Kentucky, Feb. 9, 1804, to Polly Brown. 
In about the year 1818 John Miller and his family, and his brother 
Thomas and his family, emigrated from Madison County, Ky., to 
Alabama and settled in or near New Market, Madison County, where 
John Miller established his home, and where he and his wife died. 
(See Sec. 4, also Note foot Sec. 5 and Part VIII, Chap. 2, A.) 
Their children: 

1. Nancy H. Miller, born Oct. 13, 1816; died in Richmond, Ky., 
at the age of twenty-five or thirty years; unmarried. 

2. James O. Miller, born Aug. 29, 1809; died at New Market, 
Ala., at the age of thirty to forty years; unmarried. 

O . 

Elizabeth Miller, born Aug. 12, 1805; married Alexander 
Jeffries, of Union Township, Alabama, a wealthy planter. She 
died there at seventy-five years of age. One night in the act of 
retiring, her dress caught fire, and she was so seriously burned 
that she died v/ithin a few days, leaving three children, two boys 
and one girl, viz: 

1. John Jeffries; married, had a son: 

1. Lewis Jeffries, a lawyer in Selma, Alabama. 

2. Tandy or "Jardy" Jeffries. 

3. Frances Jeffries; married Henry Hudson Ware. Their 

1. Lula H. Ware; married Rufus Preston McGoodwin, of 
the Danville Planing Mill Co., Danville, Ky. Issue: 

1. Nellie Ware McGoodwin: married William Hickman 
Carter. Issue: 

1. Rufus Preston Carter. 

2. Bessie Ware; married Eugene McGoodwin (brother to 
Rufus Preston McGoodwin). Eugene McGoodwin is now de- 
ceased. Issue: 

1. Lula McGoodwin. 

2. Eugene McGoodwin. 

4. William Brown Miller, a son, was born in Richmond, Ky., 
Aug. 24, 1807. When he was nine to eleven years old, his par- 
ents moved to Alabama, taking this son with them, where he 
grew to manhood, and there married his first wife, Elizabeth 
Waddy (who had in her veins a strain of Cherokee blood), about 
the year 18 27. She only lived a few years and died in New Mar- 
ket, leaving one son. On the 14th of September, 1839, William 
Brown Miller married the second time, Minerva Barnes, of Mad- 
ison County, Ky. She died Sept. 18, 1856, in Dallas, Texas, leav- 
ing seven children. On the 2d of August, 1860, William Brown 
Miller married the third time, Mrs. Emma Dewey Miller, widow 
of M. M. Miller, of Cadiz, Ohio; unto them were born three chil- 
dren. William Brown Miller, Senior, died Jan. 4, 1899. He was 
nearly ninety-two years old at the time of his death and his es- 
tate was worth more than one hundred thousand dollars. His 

Hislori/ find frriir(ilo(/ir<i 143 

wife, Eninia Dewey Miller, only survived liiiii two iiiul a half 
months. Sh(> died March 17, 1S99. The last Mrs. Miller's pater- 
nal grandmother was a granddaughter of the famous Lord Chan- 
cellor Hyde. 

William B. Miller, Senior, emigrated to Texas in 1846 and set- 
tled in the wilderness five miles south of the present city of Dal- 
las, where he established a home, "Millermore," and a farm 
cleared — and acre after acre added, until a large domain was 
the proud possession of this pioneer of early Texas. He lived to 
the ripe old age of ninety-one years and six months and died sur- 
rounded by his family and in the arms of Uncle Arch Miller, a 
faithful ex-slave. He now lies sleeping his last sleep in the family 
burial ground of the old home. 

He left behind him the greatest of all heritages to his sons and 
daughters — a stainless name and life. The Dallas Morning News 
of Thursday, Jan. 5, 1S9 9, published in its columns the following: 

"A pioneer passes away. Death at the "Old Homestead" yes- 
terday of William B. Miller. A landmark of early times. He was 
born in Kentucky early in the century. A few leaves from the 
history of his life: 

"Mr. William B. Miller, one of the pioneers of Dallas County, 
died yesterday at the "Old Homestead," south of Oak Cliff. He 
was one of the ancient landmarks of Dallas County, was known 
as "Uncle Billy Miller," and in the days before the war owned a 
large number of slaves and a large tract of land. In fact, was a 
large land owner at the time of his death. "Uncle Billy" Miller, 
James M. Patterson, and Judge Hord, of Oak Cliff, have been 
regarded of late years as the three surviving pioneers of the 
North Texas of other days. The triumvirate was shattered yes- 
terday when Mr. Miller passed away. The following facts are 
gleaned from the "History of Dallas County," published in 1892: 

"William B. Miller, a pioneer of Dallas County ,was born in 
Madison County, Kentucky, in 1807, the second of seven children 
born to John and Mary Brown Miller, natives of Kentucky. The 
father moved to Madison County, Alabama, in 1818, and opened 
up a farm, and his death occurred in that state in 18 46. His 
wife survived him until after the war. William B. Miller was 
reared to farm life and educated in the public schools of Madison 
County, and also at the Academy of Huntsville, Alabama. He 
subsequently rented land and engaged in farming, but in the 
year 183 4 began merchandising in New Market, Ala., which he 
followed two years, when, on account of the Henry Clay Bankrupt 
Law he failed in business. He then moved to Tennessee and again 
engaged in farming for ten years, after which, in 1847, * * he 
came to Dallas County, settling in Precinct No. 4. In 1856 he 
bought 562 acres of land, but later sold seventy acres for $30 
an acre, and afterward bought two acres back, giving therefor 
$12,500. He was married in Madison County, Alabama, in 1833, 
to Elizabeth Waddy, a native of that state, whose ancestry on one 
side is traceable back to the Cherokee Indians, noblest specimen 
of their race. By this marriage there was one child, Charelaus, 
who married and settled in the Cherokee Nation in the Indian 
Territory; he was a gallant Colonel in the Confederate army from 
Texas, and was known as Crill Miller. His mother died in Ala- 
bama in 18 35, and in 1837, the subject of this sketch married 
Minerva Barnes. She died in 1856, after having five children, 
viz., Alonzo, who died in 1855; Martha, who married W. C. Leon- 
ard, of Kaufman County; Mary, who became the wife of Mr. 

144 Hisfori/ and Gmralogies 

Guess; Elizabeth, who married John Edmonson, and Susan, who 
married Dr. Ewing, of this city. In 18 50 Mr. Miller chose for 
his third wife Mrs. Madison M. Miller, of Dallas. Three children 
were the result of this marriage: Charles, J. H., and Minnie 
Miller, the latter the wife of State Senator Phil Barry Miller, of 
this city. For more than forty-five years deceased was engaged 
in farming in Dallas County, and was recognized as one of the 
leading and progressive citizens of the community. Of late years, 
owing to advanced age and feeble health, he led a quiet life, leav- 
ing the management of his farm to his children. In politics he 
was an uncompromising Democrat, and had began voting the 
ticket upward of seventy years ago. He was a Southerner of the 
old regime, and the hospitality of ante-bellum days was a feature 
of life at the "Old Homestead," which is located five miles south 
of Dallas. He lived to the ripe old age of 91 years, and died re- 
spected by all who knew him. The funeral will take place this 
afternoon from the "Old Homestead." 

The issue of his first marriage to Elizabeth Waddy: 

1. Charelaus Miller (commonly called "Crill"),was born Oct. 
16, 182 9. Young Charelaus lived with his grandmother Miller 
until his father's second marriage to Miss Minerva Barnes, 
Sept. 11, 1839. He was married to Mary E. Walker, of Searcy, 
Arkansas, about 18G1, and they reared a large family. Chare- 
laus Miller, Senior, getting a large grant of land for himself 
and children in the Indian Territory, on account of the Cher- 
okee strain on his mother's side, sold his Texas interests and 
moved to the Territory in 188 7, where he engaged in farming 
and cattle raising, and where he was residing at the time of 
his death, June 4, 1892. Each one of his children inherited 
five hundred acres of land in the Territory besides his own 
share. Mary E. Walker, his wife, died March, 1901. Charelaus 
Miller was a gallant soldier in the Confederate army during the 
Civil War, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel 


for conspicuous bravery. Of his 


the following 

a part: 


Waddy Miller. 


Lena Miller. 


Carl Miller. 


Estha Eva Miller. 


Mattie Miller. 


William B. Miller III. 


Charelaus Miller, Jr. 


John Hickman Miller, Jr. 

Children of the second marriage of William Brown Miller, Se- 
nior, to Minerva Barnes: 

2. Alonzo Miller. 

3. Mary Brown Miller, was born March 23, 1842. She mar- 
ried George W. Guess, a lawyer of Dallas, Texas, in 1856. She 
died Jan. 17, 1861, leaving one child: 

1. George W. Guess, Jr. 

4. Martha M. Miller, was born July 3, 1840. She married 
Frank Leonard, a young farmer of Dallas County, Texas, in 
186 0. He enlisted in the Confederate army of the Civil War, 
and died whilst serving as a soldier, leaving one child: 

1. Infant; died. 

In 1879 Mrs. Leonard married Washington Leonard, a broth- 

//islorij illlil ( it'lli'ilhiijics 145 

er to her first husband, whom she survives, and lives now on 
her farm three miles from Terrill, Texas. 

5. Virginia H. Miller, was born March 11, 1844. She was 
married to C. D. Kennedy, a Northern man, then of Lancaster, 
Texas, a saddler, now living in Dallas, Texas. To them were 
born three children: 

1. Alonzo Kennedy, lives in East Dallas. 

2. Wallace Kennedy; married Mrs. Robert Cockerel; live 
in Dallas, Texas, and have five or six children. 

3. R. E. Kennedy; lives in East Dallas. 

(3. Susan M. Miller, was born March ISi, 1846. She married 
Frank Robberson, in January, 18 66. He was a dealer in horses 
in Dallas; he died the same year, leaving no issue. On the 
12th of July, 1874, she was married to Dr. J. A. Ewing, of 
Dallas, Texas. She died Oct. 21, 1892, leaving two children; 

1. Lucy Ewing, of Dallas, Texas. 

2. William Gordon Ewing, of Dallas, Texas. 

7. Bettie Hickman Miller, was born Oct. 16, 1848. She was 
married to John W. Edmondson in January, 1866, and lived 
three miles from Dallas, Texas, where she died Sept. 5, 1872, 
her husband still lives in Dallas. She left one son: 

1. J. F. Edmondson. 

8. William Brown Miller, Jr., (known as "Little Will" to 
distinguish him from his father), died Feb. 21, 1873, at the 
age of sixteen years. 

Children of the third marriage of William Brown Miller, Se- 
nior, and Mrs. Emma Dewey Miller: 

9. Charles M. Miller, was born July 10, 1861. He was mar- 
ried to Bertha E. Cleaves, of Cherokee, Iowa. They have two 

1. Royal Cleaves Miller, of Dallas, Texas. 

2. Emma Miller, of Dallas, Texas. 

Charles M. Miller, like his father, is a farmer and stock 

10. John Hickman Miller, was born Oct. 14, 1862. He was 
married to Floribel Melone, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Nov. 1, 
1893. To them were born three children. His wife died 
March 15, 1903, and on November 1, 1904, he v/as again mar- 
ried, to Katherine Bonney Melone. He is of the firm of Fife 
& Miller, Dallas, Texas, the largest exclusive carriage house in 
the state. The children of his first marriage: 

1. Lloyd M. Miller. 

2. Katherine Miller. 

3. John Hickman Miller, Jr. 

11. Minnie H. Miller, was born Dec. 2, 1865. She was mar- 
ried to Hon. Philip Barry Miller, of Barnwell, South Carolina, 
Nov. 9, 18 85. Barry Miller is a very successful criminal law- 
yer, of Dallas, Texas, and ex-State Senator, and late Mayor of 
the city. This family live at "Millermore," the old home, where 
William Brown Miller, Senior, settled when he went to Texas 
in 1846, five miles south of Dallas, and three miles from its 
suburb. Oak Clift, Rural Free Delivery No. 1, Dallas, Dallas 
County, Texas. Their children: 

1. Tom Barry Miller. 

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2. William Brown Miller IV. 

3. Philip Russell Miller. 

4. Evelyn Dewey Miller. 

5. Mary Ann Miller, born Oct. 2 4, 1819, of New Market, Ala- 
bama, where she died at the age of forty years, and her remains 
were buried there. 

6. Joseph H. Miller, born March 27, 1812, was one of nature's 
noblemen, and enough could not be said in his praise. His occu- 
pation was varied. He was a planter and stock raiser; when the 
"Yankees" (as the Southern people called them) took all of his 
horses, they said they were the finest they had seen in the South. 
He had 1000 acres of land and about 100 negroes; he was also 
a merchant, owned a lumber and grist mill, a blacksmith shop 
and wagon and woodwork shop. He married Henrietta Virginia 
Crutcher. They had seven children, viz: 

1. Mary B. Miller, a maiden lady, now living in Huntsville, 
Alabama; highly respected and much beloved. She and her 
sister Lula live together and are the only survivors of their 
father's children. 

2. Lula Miller, lives in Huntsville, Alabama, as above stated; 
a fine woman, highly regarded and respected. 

3. Hickman Miller; died when quite young. 

4. Robert Miller; died when quite young. 

5. John Kleber Miller; married Miss Minnie Landman. They 
died in January, 1897, within four days of each other, leaving 
three children: 

1. Joseph H. Miller; has just finished school at the State 
University; studied civil engineering, and is now in the L. 
and N. office in Birmingham. 

2. Robert Miller; died when twelve years of age. 

3. Clare Miller; is with her aunt. Miss Mary B. Miller, in 
Huntsville, Alabama. 

6. Joseph H. Miller; married Miss Jessie Saxson. He died 
in March, 19 01, without issue surviving. 

7. Kate Virginia Miller; married Dr. P. M. Hall. They left 
one child: 

1. Virginia Hall, who now owns the Old Homestead in 
New Market, where she resides, a most excellent Christian 
woman, much beloved by all in her community. 

7. Hickman Miller, born May 3, 1814; started to Texas to buy 
land and to cast his fortunes with his brothers William B. and 
John W. Miller, but only reached Greenville, Texas, when he was 
taken ill and died, June 2 2, 1848, at the age of about forty years. 

8. Virginia H. Miller, born July 1, 1822; married Tate Lowry, 
a wealthy planter of Huntsville, Alabama. They died, leaving 
one son: 

1. Dr. Samuel H. Lowry, of Huntsville; married Miss 
Jemima Pulley. He died a few months ago, leaving three chil- 
dren, two daughters and one son. 

9. John W. Miller, was born March 19, 1825. He emigrated 
to Texas at an early date, probably in the fifties, and engaged in 
business with his nephew, Charelaus Miller (commonly called 
"Crill") in farming and milling, and with whom he always made 
his home until the date of his death, Jan. 4, 1880, at the age 
of 55 years. For many years he was blind; had been partially 

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blind since he was quite a cliild. He spent much of his time hunt- 
ing and running mule-eared rabbits — the country at that time 
was thinly setthnl and all oi)en prairie land. William B., his 
brother, and Crill, his nephew, kei)t large i)acks of hounds for 
the purpose of hunting; they all loved the sport very much. Crill 
had a tree at a deer lick, from which he had killed one hundred 
and eighty deer; he made a notch in the tree each time he killed 
a deer there. 

10. Susannah Miller, was l)orn Dec. 27, 1829. She married in 
New Market, Alabama, in about 1847, to William Buchanan 
Smartt, of McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, always known 
as W. B. Smartt. They lived on his farm, two miles from town. 
Mrs. Smartt now lives at Bell Buckle, Tenn. She is quite deaf, 
but a very interesting and entertaining woman. They had seven 

1. John Miller Smartt. He was a perfect machine genius. 
He died at the age of twenty-five years in Shrevesport, Louis- 
iana; his remains were conveyed to Dallas, Texas, and buried, 
where the family then lived. He was never married. 

2. George Randolph Smartt; unmarried. His home is in 
Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He was born in about 1853, and is a 

;]. Marion Othelia Smartt; married John Ramsay, of Mc- 
Minnville, Tennessee. They lived together as man and wife 
twelve years ,when they married she was twenty-one and he 
eight months younger. Mr. Ramsay, by excessive drink, neg- 
lected his wife and children, failing to provide for them, and 
she left him and obtained a divorce, and lived alone seven 
years and married the second time, T. E. Manning. They live 
in Roswell, New Mexico. Mrs. Manning is now (1906) fifty- 
one years old. Children of her first marriage to John Ramsay: 

1. Maud May Ramsay; died at the age of three years and 
four months; if living now would be twenty-nine years old. 

2. Effie Smartt Ramsay; married Mr. Jenett, of Chicago 
four years ago; they now live in Roswell, New Mexico, 
moving there on account of Mr. Jennett's health. He had 
been employed by the Santa Fe Railroad in office work. 
They have one child: 

1. Marion Othelia Jenett; named for her grandmother. 
Age two years and eight months. 

3. Frederic Frulton Ramsay, went to old Mexico at the 
age of eighteen years, worked on the harbor at Monzanillo, 
Mexico, two years, went from there to Vera Cruz, worked 
there two years for the Walter Pierce Oil Company. He 
is now in the old City of Mexico, working in the Mexico 
City Banking Company, as paying teller, and is now twenty 
two years old. 

4. Oscar William Ramsay, now eighteen years old, at 
work in a drug store in Roswell, New Mexico. 

4. Frederic William Smartt, married Oct. 18, 1905, Mabel 
Arnold of Wartrace, Tennessee, where they reside. Mr. 
Smartt is forty nine years old, they have no children. He is a 
druggist, and has drug stores at Bell Buckle, Norton, and 
Deckard, Tennessee. 

5. Alline Smartt, married firstly, John Matthews, who died 
leaving one child. She married secondly, Dore C. Gaul in 

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Dallas, Texas, he was a New Yorker, his sisters still live 
in Newberge, New York. He was a book-keeper, and died in 
the City of Mexico about ten years ago, leaving one son. 

Issue of her first marriage to John Matthews: 

1. Willie May Matthews; married Edward D. Wather, 

a hotel man in San Antonio, Texas. Their children: 

1. Allen Matthews Wather. 

2. (Baby) Wather. 

Issue of her second marriage to Dore C. Gaul: 

3. Ashford Nicholas Gaul; living with his mother in 
the city of Mexico. 

6. Ann Lou Smartt; married in Dallas, Texas, Edward J. 
Gaston, a commercial man, now living in Oak Park, 111. Issue: 

1. Ralph Smartt Gaston; seventeen years old; now at- 
tending school in Oak Park. 

7. Maggie Smartt; died in infancy thirty-five years ago. 

Note — The children of John Miller and Mary Brown, his wife, 
are not set forth in the order of their births in the foregoing sec- 
tions. They were born in the following order, viz: 

1. Elizabeth Brown Miller; born Aug. 12, 1805. 

2. William Brown Miller; born Aug. 2 4, 1807. 

3. James O. Miller; born Aug. 29, 1809. 

4. Joseph H. Miller; born March 27, 1812. 

5. Hickman Miller; born May 3, 1814. 

6. Nancy H. Miller; born Oct. 13, 1816. 

7. Mary Ann Miller; born Oct. 2 4, 1819. 

8. Virginia H. Miller; born July 1, 1822. 

9. John W. Miller; born March 19, 1825. 
.10. Susannah Miller; born Dec. 27, 1829. 

Polly Brown, the wife of John Miller, was the only daughter of 

William Brown and Elizabeth , his wife. The said William 

Brown died in Madison County, Ky., in 1816, near Richmond. He 
lived neighbor to William Goodloe, who was co-executor with his 
widow of William Brown's will. (See Part VIII, Chap. 2, A.) 

Section 6. Elizabeth Miller, the sixth child of Colonel John 
Miller, and Jane Dalaney his wife was born March 20, 1782, and 
died August 22, 183 3. She married, June 13, 179 8, William 
Woods Kavanaugh, son of Philemon Kavanaugh and Elizabeth 
Woods, his wife. He was known as "Big Bill" Kavanaugh, and 
he died Dec. 14, 1814, and his widow, Elizabeth Miller Kavanaugh, 
married again Nov. 9, 1820, Thomas Kennedy, and she died Aug. 
22, 1833. (See Part II, Chap. 6, Sec. 12, and Part VII, Chap. 5.) 

Section 7. Dulaney Miller, the seventh child of Colonel John 
Miller and Jane Dulaney, his wife, was born Dec. 13, 1783. He 
married Statilda Goggin May 8, 1810. The following were among 
his children: 

1. John G. Miller, married Elizabeth Watts, his cousin May 21, 
1833. (see section 12.) 

2. Stephen G. Miller; married his cousin, Georgia Ann Watts 
July 23, 1835 (see section 12). She died, and on Aug. 15 
1846, married Betsy Stephenson. 

3. William Miller 

4. Jane Miller 

5. Eliza Miller 


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Section S. Joseph Miller, the eighth child of Colonel John 
Miller and Jane Dulaney his wife, was born May 15, 1785. He 
married Susan Kennedy, Sept. 17 1807, she was born Sei)t. 17 
17S?>. They emigrated in about the year 1816, from Madison 
County, Ky., and settled near Gallatin in Sumner County, Tenn- 
essee. The old dwelling house of General Joseph Miller, in Gal- 
latin was built of grey stone, it is even now a superb old stone 
structure though stripped of surrounding great, glorious forest, 
and cracked as it is by the Earthquake of 1812. The Federals 
cut all the trees during the war, and it looks so alone and superbly 
dreamy. All the out houses and cabins were of stone too. It is 
now- occui)ied by Samuel E. Lackey and his wife, Susan Kennedy 
Alexander, and family. 

Kleber Miller, now dead, had a hammer of General Joseph 
Miller one his father Colonel John Miller, had at the battle of York- 
town during the Revolutionary War. Another member of the 
family owned some silver spoons with the Dulaney Crest on them, 
that were brought from Ireland. 

The children of General Joseph Miller and Susan Kennedy 
his wife were: 

1. Andrew K. Miller: born Aug. 24, 1810; died Feb. 7, 1853. 
He married Elizabeth B. Halloway, Oct. IS, 1832. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth B. Halloway Miller, only passed away a few years ago. She 
was simply adored by her family. Andrew K. Miller died when 
still a rather young man, leaving three children, viz: 

1. Susan Kennedy Miller; born Sept. 2 18 34, married 
Elbridge G. Seawell, of Lebanon, Tennessee. She is now 
seventy years of age, but is capable, so alert, so cheerful 
and gifted, that she is a delight to all who know her. 

Mrs. Nannie S. Boyd, her daughter writes of this family: 
"A long law suit about property rather separated us 
from many of our Miller relations, and different tastes 
seemed to widen the breach, but I am very fond of many 
of them. For some reason our branch of the family is 
rather strenuous. The days are never long enough, and 
neither are the nights. We are great workers, like books, 
music, art and good company. The Millers are more sober 
and quiet. I do not know a professional man in the family, 
almost all are farmers, and they are men and women of 
character and force, no matter where they are, but they 
all take life seriously." 

Mr. Elbridge G. Seawell and Susan Kennedy Miller his 
wife had four children all girls viz: 

1. Elizabeth H. Seawell; who was a very charming, cul- 
tured woman. She married Dr. A. F. Claywell, of Lebanon, 
Tennessee, she died some years ago without children. 

2. Nannie Seawell; a charming and accomplished woman, 
was art teacher at Ward Seminary, Nashville, Tennessee. 
In 18 86-87 while a student of art, Mrs. Nannie Seawell 
(now Mrs. Boyd) was in Europe, as a student and there 
met Mr. Burnam of Richmond, Ky. and had some corres- 
pondence with his daughter, Miss Sallie Burnam, now- 
deceased. In 1892 she married Captain Isaac S. Boyd, of 
Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Boyd died almost three years ago, 
and it was his dearest wish that his children should have the 
best education that was possible for them. Mrs. Boyd's 
home is in Atlanta, Georgia. She is now temporarily at 

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5549 Madison Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, whilst her child- 
ren are attending school at Chicago University. They had 
two children viz: 

1. Elizabeth Seawell Boyd; now (1906) twelve years 
of age, leading her class in the grand Chicago University 
Elementary school. 

2. Elbridge Boyd, a dear little fellow of ten years, 
who is also in the same school. 

3. Janie Seawell; married James Q. Moore, of Nashville, 
Tennessee. They have two children viz: 

1. Elbridge Moore. 

2. Elizabeth Moore. 

4. Roberta Seawell; married A. G. Brandon, of Nashville, 
Tennessee. They have two children: 

1. Seawell Brandon. 

2. Robert Boyd Brandon. 

2. Elizabeth Miller; died at thirteen years of age. 

3. Robert Woods Miller; born Aug. 29 1846. He married 
Elenora Baber. Robert Woods Miller is book-keeper for 
Phillips & Bettoff of Nashville, Tennessee. He is a lovely 
man, but extreme deafness has handicapped him in a business 
way so that he had to abandon his old business. He was in the 
Bank for many years. He has had other misfortunes besides 
deafness. They have one child viz: 

1. Lillian Miller; married Robert F. Bransford. They 
have three children viz: 

1. Margaret Bransford. 

2. Miller Bransford. 

3. Benjamin Moss Bransford. 

2. Nancy Jane Miller; born Sept. 8, 1812. She married for 
her first husband. Woods Shelton Miller, Aug. 19, 1830. (See Sec. 
4), secondly, James Alexander. Children of her first marriage: 

1. Joseph Miller; born Aug. 13, 18 31; married 1 Anna Dodd; 
2, Bettie Douglas. 

Children of first marriage: 

1. Mary Kleber Miller; born Dec. 1863, died 187 6. 

2. Nannie Miller; married Emory Sweeney. 

3. Florence Miller; married Nathan Bullock, she is dead, 

1. Werta Bullock. 

4. Anna Miller; born July 29, 1871, married William 
Stewart, issue. 

1. Joseph M. Stewart. 

2. Mildred Stewart. 

5. Maud Miller; born May 187 3, married Alfred Zennion, 
New York City. 

6. Susie Miller; born Oct. 1895. 

Children of second marriage of Joseph Miller to Bettie 

7. Woodie Miller. 

8. Helen Miller. 

9. Joseph Miller, Jr. 

2. Thomas Miller; born Aug. 7, 1833, married Lizzie Dhutt, 
had three sons and three daughters: 

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1. Laura Miller: married James Anderson, had two child- 


o . 

Henry Miller; married Ida 
Ida Miller; d'wd in infancy 

4. Woods Shelton Miller; married Alice Stilz. Their child- 

1. Thomas Miller. 

2. Anna Miller. 

5. Anna Miller. 

6. James Miller; died with consumption. 

3. Archibald Woods Miller; born Dec. 5, 1835, married first 
Martha Alexander, and second, Susie Miller; all dead. 

4. Robert G. Miller: born May 7, 183S, married Etta Head. 
Their children: 

1. Woods Lee Miller. 

2. Robert Goodloe Miller; died single. 

3. John W. Miller; married Kate Anderson. 

5. Anna W. Miller; born Aug. 27, 1840. 

Children of the second marriage: 

6. Susan Kennedy Alexander; married Samuel E. Lackey, 
(see section 11) Nov. 2, 1869. Their children: 

1. William Nicholas Lackey; born Sept. 27, 1875, married 
Bernetta Anderson Oct. 25, 1905. 

2. Samuel Eugene Lackey; born Jan. 26, 1877. 

3. Alma Lackey; born August 28, 1880. 

7. Jennie Alexander; born Jan. 8, 1855, married John Branch 
Donelson, July, 18 74, son of Gen. Donelson. Their children: 

1. Rebecca Donelson: born Oct. 14, 18 81, married Joe 
Chew, Texas: issue: 

1. Virginia Chew. 

2. Alexander Donelson; born May 29, 188 4. 

3. Emma Donelson; born Oct. 21, 1886. 

4. Eugene Lackey Donelson; born June 10, 189 2. 

5. Susie K. Donelson: born May 29, 1894; died June, 1894. 

6. John Branch Donelson; born Oct. 1896. 

3. John Woods Miller: born Aug. 2 6, 1814; married Mary Ann 
Woods, Aug. 28, 1835; he died Aug. 23, 1850. Their children: 

1. Joseph Miller; married Josephine Lash. 

2. Andrew Miller; married Nannie Solomon. 

3. Susie Miller; married Archibald Miller, (see 8-3 above); 

1. John Miller. 

4. Woodie Miller; married Jack Chambers. 

5. Nancy Jane Miller; married Richard Palmer. 

4. Robert Green Miller; born Nov. 8, 1816; married March 
12, 1840, his cousin. Mourning Shelton Miller, a daughter of 
Thomas Miller and Annie Woods, his wife. (See Sec. 4.) He died 
June 20, 1842, had one son: 

1. Joseph Kleber Miller: born Jan. 20, 1841, died Feb. 6, 
1904. He married Ellen Clearland, of Forsythe, Georgia. He 
lived at Gallatin, Tenn. Second wife, Ann Laura Gass, of Ken- 
tucky; had no children. The children of first marriage: 

1. Early Clearland Miller; born May 17, 18 68. He 

married Ethel Somers, Oct. 15, 1S90. Their children: 


TJisiorij and Gencnhy/ies 

1. Kleber Miller; born Aug. 2 6, 1891. 

2. Minta Miller; born Aug. 20, 1895. 

3. Lilv Bell Miller; born Sept. 1, 1897. 

4. Ellen Miller; born Feb. 20, 1900. 

2. Ellen D'Laney Miller; born March 2, 
Rufe Douglas McClain, Nov. 16, 1898. They 
tin, Tennessee. They have one child: 

1. Harrison Kleber McClain; born Oct. 

Feb. 22, 1906. 

After the death of Robert Green 
Shelton Miller, married again, Nov 
(See Sec. 4-8.) Their children; 

2. Anna E. Douglas; married 
California. Their children; 


in Galla- 

1, 1905; died 

Miller, his widow, Mourning 
2 6, 1844, Norvall Douglas. 

Thomas A. Gill, moved to 



3. Mary 

Joseph M. 
Alma Gill. 

C. Dou] 

;las; married Mark 
Their children: 

H. Young. They lived 



Jessie Belle Young; born Feb. 11, 
William James Young; boim Nov. 
Hallie Young; born Aug. 15, 1876. 
Joseph Kleber Young; born Jan. 22, 1879. 
Marv S. Young; born Feb. 26, 1881. 


H. Young, Jr; born July 2 5, 18 83. 

Douglas Young; 

born April, 21, 18 86. 
born Feb. 7, 18 89. 

Norvall Young; 
5. Joseph Kleber Miller; born Sept. 2, 1819; died Jan. 6, 1841. 

Section 9. James Miller, the ninth child of Col. John Miller 
and Jane Dulaney, his wife, was born Dec. 2 4, 17 87; died in infancy. 

Section 10. Garland Burleigh Miller, the tenth child of Colonel 
John Miller and Jane Dulaney, his wife, was born April 1, 179 0. He 
married Mourning Woods, a daughter of Archibald Woods, and 
Mourning Shelton, his wife, Jan. 18, 1810. (See Part 11, Chap. 8, 
Sec. 10.) she was born April 7, 1792. They emigrated from Madison 
County Ky. to Tennessee, and settled in Franklin County on Beans 
Creek, where they spent their remaining days. Garland B. Miller 
died Dec. 11, 1832, and his wife in 1852. Their children: 

1. Jane S. Miller; born April 2, 1811; died Oct., 182 4. 

2. Appoline Shelton Miller, born Nov. 11, 1812, she married 
Feb. 18, 1832, Thomas H. Woods, son of William Woods, and 
Mary Harris, his wife. See Part II, Chap. 10, Sec. 6, and Part 
11, Chap. 9, Sec. 6.) She died Dec. 29, 1856, and Mr. Woods 
died Nov. 19, 188 0. Their children: 

1. William B. Woods; born May 11, 183 3, married Emily 
Horton, Feb. 10, 1869; he died Nov. 7, 1871, and his wife 
died May 3, 189 0. Issue: 

1. Susan Woods; married James M. Horton Dec. 28, 
1892; she died Sept. 16, 1895. 

2. Garland Miller Woods; born Nov. 5, 1835; married Lucy 
Bostick, Dec. 2 4, 1865. Their home is in Tullahoma, Tenn- 
essee. Their children: 

J/islnii/ tiinl (ii'iicdiiiiiics \-)'-\ 

1. Thomas Harris Woods: born July 27, 1S70. 

2. Lewis Kleber Woods; born July 15, 1S72. 

3. William Goodloe Woods: born May 19, 187 S. 

4. Mary Annie Laurie Woods: born April 21, 1S78. 

3. Polly Ann Woods: born Nov. lit, 1837. 

4. James Higgins Woods: born April 4, 1840: died Nov. 
23, 1892. 

5. David Goodloe Woods; born Ai)ril 11, 1842. 

6. Josephine S. Woods; born Feb. 15, 1844; married Mr. 
Pain, May 14, 1885: she died Aug. 21, 1885. 

7. Joseph Kleber Woods; born Nov. 10, 1845; married Mary 
Jane Bass, Nov. 24, 1870; she died April 4, 1897. 

8. Susan Samira Woods; born Nov. 6, 1847. 

9. Archibald Wright Woods; born Oct. 24, 1850; he lives 
in Deckard, Tennessee. 

10. Mourning Miller Woods: born July 28, 1852. 

11. Thomas Milton W^oods; born July 3, 185:';; married 
Temple Floyd, March 1. 1888. He died Jan. 4, 1899. Their 
children : 

1. Archibald Anthony Woods; born Jan. 2 4, 1892; died 
Sept. 28, 1892. 

2. Hugh Edward Woods; born July 3 0, 189 3. 

3. James Henry Woods: born Nov. 19, 1S94. 

4. Thomas Miller Woods; born June 2 9, 189 6. 

5. Thomas Shepherd Woods; born March 2, 189 9, a 
posthumous child. 

Thomas Harris Woods, and Appoline Shelton Miller, his 
wife, died and raised their family in Tennessee, and their 
descendants still live in that State. 

3. Sallie Ann Miller: born Oct. 29, 1814; she married Aug. 
25, 1830, John C. Lipscomb. She died June 1840. Two child- 
ren who lived were born to them, viz: 

1. Nancy Jane Lipscomb: married Newton Mann. The chil- 
dren born to them who are living are: 

1. John Mann; married Ella Mosley. He is a farmer at 
Beans Creek, Tenn.; they have six living children: 

1. Herbert Mann; in Kentucky. 

2. Thomas Mann: at home Beans Creek, Tennessee. 

3. John Mann; died in young manhood. 

4. Tullia Mann; living at Beans Creek, Tenn. 
None of these children are married. 

2. Matthew Mann: a teacher in the Deaf and Dumb 
School at Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a mute and married 
Fannie Fleming, a mute: they have three children all of 
whom can hear and talk; the oldest daughter married; 

1. Louise Mann; married, and had two children, viz; 

1. Elizabeth. 

2. Frances. 

3. Horace Mann: a merchant at Riverside, Tennessee; 
married Hattie Voreese, they have three children, viz: 

1. Ester Mann. 

2. Theodore Mann. 

3. Wilmer Mann. 

4. Turner Mann: works in a company store at Birming- 

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ham, Alabama; married Florence Williamson, and had one 
child,: viz 

1. Robert Newton Mann. 

5. Emma Mann; married Joe Bogle; they live at Centre- 
ville, Tennessee, and have eight children, viz: 

1. Abury Bogle: married Miss . 

2. Garland Bogle; married Miss . 

3. Robert Bogle. 

4. Anne Bogle. 

5. Reece Bogle. 

6. Frank Bogle. 

7. Joe Bogle, Jr. 

8. Elizabeth Bogle. 

6. Sallie Mann, (twin to Mollie;) married Mr. D. L. Smith. 
They live at Artesia New Mexico, and have four children, 
two boys and two girls, the oldest about thirteen years 
old, viz: 

1. Nannie Mann Smith. 

2. Mollie Bogle Smith. 

3. Jesse Turner Smith. 

4. Newman Breeden Smith. 

7. Mollie Mann, (a twin to Sallie). 

Son and daughter died about the time they were grown. 

2. Garland B. Lipscomb; married Miss and moved to 

Marshall, Texas. He served in the Confederate army in the 
Civil War, and died at Marshall, leaving a wife and child- 
ren; probably some of his descendants are there now. 

4. Elizabeth Miller; was born July 20, 1816; and died Oct., 

5. Mourning Woods Miller, was born March 15, 1818. She 
married Robert C. Smith, June 4, 1839, by Elder J. R. Patrick. 
Mr. Smith it seems was a minister of the Gospel, probably of the 
Primitive Baptist Order. During the Civil War a company of 
armed men, claiming to be Federal soldiers, went to their home, 
and in the presence of Mrs. Smith killed and murdered her 
husband, Robert C. Smith, whilst she was begging for his life. 
In the year 18 87, the writer was in Lincoln County, Tennessee, 
and attended services at Buckeye Church, some three miles from 
Payetteville, and after services, in the neighborhood of the church, 
met Mrs. Smith, then an old woman and a widow, living in the 
vicinity, who related to him the facts in regard to the murder. 
She died in April 1889. Their children: 

1. Ann Miller L. Smith; married John Lipscomb, of Beans 
Creek, Tennessee. She died about fourteen years ago. Mr. 
Lipscomb was named for his uncle, John Lipscomb, who mar- 
ried Sallie Ann Miller, and his wife was named for her aunt, 
the wife of said uncle. John Lipscomb Jr. after the death of 
his wife Ann, married again, and is now living with his sec- 
ond wife. The children of Ann Miller L. Smith and John Lips- 

1. Dr. Robert Lipscomb ; married Louise New'lun, of 

Bronsborough, Tennessee. They have four children all 

living at Beans Creek, Tennessee: 

1. Sarah Newlun Lipscomb. 

2. John Lipscomb. 

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3. Margaret Liiisconib. 

4. Martha Washington Lipscomb. 

2. Annie Woods Lipscomb; married Dr. Whitmore Ander- 
son, a veterinary surgeon, living in Ardmore, Indian Terri- 
tory. Have two sons: 

1. John Moultrie Anderson. 

2. Lipscomb Anderson. 

?,. .Jennie Lipscomb; married .Tames C. Breeden, a mer- 
chant of Beans Creek, Tennessee. They have no children: 

4. Granville Lipscomb; has been married three times. 
He had no children by his first two wives, his last wife was 
Lou Marshall Redman. They had one child. They live in 
Huntsville, Alabama. 

5. Susan Lipscomb; married Robert Yarbrough. She died 
four years ago childless. 

6. Fannie Lipscomb; married W. Q. Porter, an engineer 
of the N. C. and St. L. R.R. They live in Nashville, Tenn- 
essee, and have one child: 

1. John Porter. 

7. William Lipscomb; married Nettie Ruledge, of Hunt- 
land, Tennessee. He is a Curio merchant, 1513 17th Street, 
Denver Colorado. They have no children. 

8. John Lipscomb; single, clerlv for the Frisco R. R. Co. 
He lives in Denver Colorado. 

9. Amanda Lipscomb; single; she at this time lives 
with her sister, Mrs. Porter, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

10. Horace Lipscomb; died in infancy. 

2. Susan Smith; married T. G. Rucker, a retired conductor 
of the N. C. and St. L. R.R., having served in that capacity for 
fifty years. They live near Nashville, Tennessee. Had one 

1. Bettie Rucker; married Walter Winsted. Their child- 

1. Margaret Winsted. 

2. Walter Winsted. 

They live on Russell street in Nashville, Tennesssee. 

3. Josephine Smith; married Joseph William Pamer. They 
lived and died at New Market, Alabama, leaving one son, 
and three daughters. 

4. John Presley Smith; married • 

They raised a family of eight children. Three in Nashville, 
Tennessee, and some of them in Mississippi. His wife died, and 
he is the only survivor of his mother's children. 

5. William Smith; married Sallie about 1870; lived 

near Beans Creek, Tennessee, for a few years after their 
marriage, and then moved to Texas. He died in Belchville, 
Texas, two year ago, leaving his wife and about seven child- 
ren, all living at Belchville. 


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6. Josephine Miller; boi-n March 15, 1820. She married Will- 
iam Staples, Oct. 6, 1842, Elder Henry Larkins solemnizing the 
rites of marriage. She died Aug. 5, 18 43. 

7. Archibald Woods Miller; born May 27, 1822; died with the 
measles, Oct. 17, 1846, whilst a soldier in the Mexican war. 

8. Susan Goodloe Miller, born December 24, 1824, she married 
Dr. John W. Moore, of Aberdeen, Mississippi, Feb. 1, 1844, Elder 
R. C. Smith performed the ceremony. They had three or more 
children who lived in Mississippi before the war. She died July 
28, 1849. Dr. Moore went back to Beans Creek, Tennessee, and 
married a second wife. 


9. John Hector Miller; born Dec. 2 9, 1825. He married 
Ellen Elizabeth Morris, Sept. 21, 1848, Elder R. C. Smith sol- 
emnizing the marriage rites. He was a Primitive Baptist preach- 
er. He resided at Frost, Navarre County, Texas. His wife died 
near Bowie, Montague County, Texas, May 30, 1884. Their 
children : 

1. John Morris Miller; born Jan. 12, 1850; died Jan. 13, 

2. Thomas Garland Miller; born Feb. 17, 18 51; married 
Jan. 19, 1873, Nancy Avalina Autry, near Sugar Loaf Cor- 
yell County, Texas, by Elder Jesse Graham. Their children: 

1. Eunice Ida Miller; born Oct. 16, 187 3, near Florence, 
Bell County, Texas. 

2. Elbert Woods Miller; born Feb. 16, 1877, on Cuddo 
Creek, Stephens County, Texaas. 

3. Susan Ellen Miller; born June 14, 187 9, near Ranger, 
Stephens County, Texas. 

4. William John Miller; born Feb. 4, 1882, on Cuddo 
Creek, Texas. 

3. Archibald Woods Miller; born Oct. 12, 1853. He was 
married Nov 11, 188 3, by Elder Willis Russell, to Loutitia 
Nancy Thompkins, on Cedar Creek, Stephens County, Texas. 
His wife was born April 18, 1865. He is a farmer. Their 

1. Ellen Candice Miller; born March 3, 1885, on Cedar 
Creek, Stephens County Texaas. 

2. George Hector Miller; born Oct. 29, 1887, on Cedar 
Creek, Texas. 

3. Nancy Rebecca Miller; born 1889. 

4. William Robert Miller; born 1891. 

5. Grover Cleveland Miller; born IS — . 

4. William Joseph Miller, born March 5, 1856. He, in part- 
. nership with his brother Robert S. Miller, are owners of and 

dealers in horses and cattle, and reside, or lately did reside, 
in Clavton, New Mexico. 

5. Robert Smith Miller; born June 23, 1858. 

6. Edward Rather Miller; born Aug. 19, 18 61; died May 
23, 1884, near Bowie, Montugue County, Texas. 

7. John Simon Miller; born May 10, 1864; married Lucy 
Bennett, in Lebanon, Indian Territory, Dec. 15, 1890. Their 

1. Ellen Alvin Miller; born Nov. 1891. 

2. Herbert Hill Miller; born July, 1893. 

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S. Sallie Ida Miller: born Dec. 19, 1.S67: married Prof. P. 
B. Orme, at the residence of Dr. \V. J. Miller, in McGregor, 
Texas, Sept. 5, 1SS8. Elder Sammons solemnized the marital 
rites. Mr. Orme was born Dec. 23, IS 56. Their children: 

1. Ijizzie Orme: born at Orme's School, Navarro County, 
Texas, Aug. l:^, 1SS9: died July 11, 1S9 0. 

2. John Elner Orme: born at same place, Nov. S, 1S9(). 

:j. James Robert Orme: born at Italy, Texas, Nov. 1, 1892. 
4. Clara Inez Orme: born at Barry, Ellis County, Texas, 
in 1S9 4. 

9. Bettie Mourning Miller: born Aiiril ZO, 1870. 

10. Thomas Garland Miller: born December 27, 1S27. He 
married S. E. Bridges January 29, 184 6. His second wife 
was Mary Jane Kavanaugh, daughter of John M. Kava- 
naugh, to whom he was married June 24, 185:], by Elder 
Robert C. Smith. (See Part VII, Chap. 5, Sec. 1.) Thomas Gar- 
land Miller enlisted with the first volunteers to go out from 
Franklin County, Tennessee, into the Confederate army, and was 
Captain of the company, and remained in the service till the fall 
of Atlanta, at which place he lost a leg, which was torn off by the 
fragment of a shell exploding near him, which, also, killed his 
horse from under him. He was promoted from time to time up 
to the Atlanta, Ga., fight, at that time holding the rank of Colo- 
nel. He was captured once during the service, was exchanged 
immediately, re-entered the service, and remained until disabled 
by the severe wound received at Atlanta. 

A few years before the war he commenced the study of the 
law. After peace was declared he resumed the study of law, but 
soon abandoned same, and enlisted in the service of his Lord and 
Master as a Primitive Baptist preacher, and he continued in this 
calling as long as he lived. About the year 1875 he emigrated 
from near Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee, to near Mansfield, 
Tarrant County, Texas, where he lived unti. the marriage of his 
two children: after which he and his wife moved to Alvarado, 
Johnson County, Texas, and lived with their daughter, Mrs. Capt. 
W. R. Bounds, at whose residence he died, Jan. 22, 1891. His 
wife, Mary Jane Kavanaugh, died at the same place, Nov. 11, 1891. 
Children by his first wife, S. E. Bridges: 

1. Maggie Miller; born Dec. 16, 184 6. She married Francis 
Marion Turner, near Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, 
Nov. 2 0, 1867. Mr. Turner was born Jan. 2, 1846. Maggie 
is dead: Mr. Turner lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Issue: 

1. Bettie Emma Turner; born Feb. 13, 1869; died young. 

2. Charles Robinson Turner; born Nov. 12, 1870. 

3. Ross Miller Turner; born April 2 3, 1873. His occupa- 
tion is that of a photographer and painter. He lives in 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

2. John Walker Miller; born April 1, 185 5. 

3. Mourning Appoline Miller: born November, 1856. 

4. Susan Goodloe Miller: born April 15, 1858. She mar- 
ried Capt. William Riley Bounds, in Alvarado, Johnson County, 
Texas, July 19, 1885. Cai)tain Bounds was born in Mississippi, 
Sept. 15, 1842. He has followed the occupation of farming and 
stock raising since the Civil War. His residence is Cleburn, 
Johnson County, Texas. Their children: 


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Riley Bounds; born at Alvarado, Texas, Nov. 
Hill Bounds; born near Alvarado, Texas, June 



The last two children were twin boys, born at Alvarado, 
Texas, Sept. 4, 1890; Elvis died when quite young in years. 
Ben Hill and his mother are both dead, Mrs. Bounds hav- 
ing died about five years ago. 

Robert Smith Miller; born Nevember, 1859. 

Thomas Wiley Miller; born Dec. 14, 1860. 

James Harvey Miller; born July 10, 1862. 
8. Thomas Gregg Miller; born in Tennessee Oct. 19, 1866. 
He is the only one alive when last heard from a few months 
ago. He married Lillie Harris in Alvarado, Johnson County, Tex. 

11. William Joseph Miller; born Dec. 26, 1829; married at 

Bean's Creek, Franklin County, Tennessee, May 1, 1851, Fannie 

Ann Collins. After her death he married 
— -^, Louise Catherine Southworth, Oct. 4, 

185 5, at Fayetteville, Lincoln County, 
Tenn.; Elder Joseph White solemnized 
the marriage rites. He graduated at the 
Nashville Medical College, Nashville, 
Tennessee, and received his diploma in 
1852-3. A few years thereafter, he went 
back to the same college and took a post- 
graduate course in surgery. He followed 
his profession first near where he was 
born on Bean's Creek, in Franklin Coun- 
ty, Tenn.; afterwards in Fayetteville. 
Prom the latter place he enlisted in a 
company of the first volunteers in the 
Confederate cause as a surgeon. He was 
captured at the fall of Ft. Donaldson and 
carried to Camp Chase, Ohio, and there 
confined and held as a prisoner of war 
for nearly two years, when he was ex- 
changed, and resumed the 

medicine at Fayetteville, Tennessee; 

was recaptured and held as a prisoner 

for nearly six months; again exchanged 

and again resumed the practice of his 

profession at Sloantown, from which 

point he moved to Boons Hill, Tenn., 

thpuce, in September, 1872, to Branch- 

yille, Coryell County, Texas; at this 

place he practiced medicine for seven 

years, then moved to near Ennis, Ellis 

County, Texas, where he followed his 

profession until about two years be- 
fore his death, which occurred at Mc- 
Gregor, July 17, 189 9. He was noted 

for his kindness, generosity and rigid 

honesty, and truthfulness in all things. 

He was a true Southerner in every 

sense of the word. He held to the 

principles of the Democratic party, and 

believed in the tenets of the Primitive 

Baptist Society, and aligned himself 

with thnf oreanization. as did. also. 


l)ractice of 


Wife of Wm. Jcseph Miller 

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his wife and two of his children, several years before he died, 
and died fully implanted in the faith. 

Ijouise Catherine Southworth, his second wife, was born near 
Fayetteville, Tenn., March 29, l,s;;r>, and died at McGres?or, Texas, 
in August, 19 00. 

He had one child by his first wife, Fannie Ann Collins: 

1. Eliza Ann Miller; born in Franklin County, Tenn., Feb. 

10, 18.52. She married James Knox P. Moore, at Boons Hill, 
Lincoln County, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1871. She died April, 1904, 
at Wartrace, Tenn., their home. Their children: 

1. Garland Stephen Moore. 

2. Lena Moore; married Mr. . 

3. Fannie Lou Moore; married . 

4. Tappie Hunt Moore. 

5. Birdie Moore. 

Children of Dr. Wm. Jos. Miller and his second wife, Louise 
Catherine Southworth: 

2. Thomas Southworth Miller; born in Giles County, Tenn., 
July 10, 1857. He married Ida Bruce Glass, in Coryeli County, 
Texas, near the Grove, Oct. 5, 1881, at the residence of her 
father, W. F. Glass, by Rev. H. B. Ralls. The lineage of Ida 
Bruce Glass Miller can be traced back to Robert Bruce, of 
Scotland. She was born at High Hill, Texas, March 26, 1861. 
Thomas Southworth Miller is a farmer and stock-raiser, besides 
being a school teacher. He resides near Flat, Coryell County, 
Texas. Their children: 

1. Anita Louisa Miller; born Aug. 25,18 82. School teacher. 

2. William Hill Miller (daughter); born June 12, 1884. 

3. Thomas Southworth Miller; born Aug. 18, 1886. 

4. Bldridge Fletcher Miller; born June 11, 1890. 

5. Ida Blackburn Miller; born May 9, 1896. 

6. Garland Burleigh Miller; born June 22, 1900. 

7. Kuroki Oyama Miller (daughter); born March 12, 1905. 

3. William Hill Miller; born in Giles county, Tenn., June , 

1859; died in Laramie City, Wyoming, Sept. 9, 1885. He was 
a cowboy and cattleman and unmarried. 

4. Ida Bada Miller; born in Fayetteville, Tenn., May 10, 
1861. She married Joseph Euclid Wright, at McGregor, Texas,' 
Nov. 6, 188 9, Elder T. G. Miller solemnized the marriage. She 
died at McGregor April, 1896, childless. 

5. Josephine Miller; born in Fayetteville, Tenn., Feb. 24, 
1864. She married John M. Tyson, in McGregor, Texas, Feb.' 
26, 1884, Elder G. W. Norton solemnized the marriage. She 
died in Maysfield, Texas, Jan. 1, 1894. Mr. Tyson's address is 
Gorman, Texas. Their children: 

1. Herbert Greenwood Tyson; born March 24, 1885. 

2. Sue Edith Tyson; born Oct. 9, 1886. 

3. Mabel Miller Tyson; born June 15, 1889. 

4. Josie Cathline Tyson; born Feb. 3, 1891. 

6. Lizzie Paschall Miller; born at Sloantown, Lincoln Coun- 
ty, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1867. She died in McGregor, Texas, April, 
1892. She was a school teacher, and unmarried. 

7. Fannie May Miller; born at Sloantown, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1870. 

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She died Aug. 3, 189 0, at McGregor, Texas. She was a school 
teacher, and unmarried. 

8. Garland Burleigh Miller; born in Branchville, Texas, Nov. 
6, 1873. He is Billing Clerk for the American Express Com- 
pany, residing at Ft. Worth, Texas. 

9. Woods (Woodie) Miller; born in Branchville, Texas, May 
18, 1877. He married in McGregor, Texas, September, 1900, 
Alvah Southworth Millner. They reside in Dallas, Texas. 

10. Gussie Louisa Miller; born near Ennis, Texas, April 16, 
1881. She married Maurice Herschfleld, in Waco, Texas, April 
8, 1902. They reside at El Paso, Texas. 

Section 11. Jane (Jennie) Miller, the eleventh child of 
Colonel John Miller and Jane DulaHey, his wife, was born 
April 18, 179 2. She married Samuel Lackey. (See Sec. 2.) Their 
son, Dulaney Miller Lackey, now living at Lancaster, writes as 
follows: "My ancestors all came from Virginia. My father drove 
a wagon all the way to Kentucky with my grandfather; lived in a 
tent until they built a cabin in the cane-brake, and the old two-story 
log house still stands where we were all born — the deed signed to 
land by Patrick Henry, the first Governor of Virginia when Kentucky 
belonged to that state. The Lackey family are direct descendants 
of Oliver Cromwell. My wife was Mary Eliza Goodloe, daughter of 
Arch. Woods Goodloe; her mother was Maria Estill, daughter of 
James Estill, who lived where White's heirs have just sold to Col. 
J. W. Caperton, on Big Hill Pike. Uncle Robert Miller's wife was 
sister of her grandfather. I was married at your Uncle John Miller's 
where Buck Watts now lives." 

Dulaney M. Lackey and his wife celebrated their Golden Wed- 
ding in 1903. 

The children of Jane Miller and Samuel Lackey: 

1. John Lackey; died a bachelor. 

2. Eliza Ann Lackey; married, first, Beverley Broaddus, May 
31, 183 8, (See Part I, Chap. 13, Sec. 3. Note.) and, secondly, her 
cousin, Gabriel Lackey, of Missouri. Children of the first mar- 
riage to Beverley Broaddus: 

1. Emily Broaddus; married John Rout, of Stanford, Ky. 

2. Mary Jane Broaddus; married Michael Elkin, of Lan- 
caster, Ky. 

3. Samuel Thos. Broaddus; went to Missouri; married • 

4. Richard Broaddus; went to Missouri; married . 

3. Samuel Miller Lackey; married, first, Susan Watts, April 
26, 1832, and, second, Hannah White, March 12, 183.5; he lived 
in Missouri. Their children: 

1. Dr. Sidney Lackey; married, first, Sallie Didlake, of Mis- 
souri; his second wife's name we do not know. Children by 
his first wife: 

1. Mitchell Lackey; killed at a barbecue at Lancaster, Ky. 

2. Jane Arie Lackey; died at seventeen years of age. 

4. Gabriel Lackey; married Rhoda Park. Their children: 

1. Jennie Lackey; married Cam. Hayes, of Lincoln Co., Ky. 

2. Samuel Lackey; married Virginia Miller. (See Sec. 2.) 

3. Mollie Lackey; married John McRoberts, Cashier of a 
bank at Stanford, Ky. 

4. Eliza Lackey; married Malcolm Memmings Miller, of Rich- 
mond, Ky. (See Sec. 2.) 

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5. Thomas Lackey; died young; unmarried. 

6. William Miller Lackey; married Martha Hocker, Dec. S, 
18;; 7. (See Part VII, Chap. 7, Sec. 1.) He lived and died in Stan- 
ford, Ky. Their children: 

1. Samuel E. Lackey; married Susan Alexander. (See Sec. 8.) 
They live at Gallatin. Tennessee. He was a Confederate sol- 
dier, was one of the St. Albans' Raiders under the command of 
Lieutenant-Colonel Bennett H. Young, and afterwards was held 
as a prisoner at Montreal, Canada, and proceedings instituted 
against him and others in the Canadian Court for their extra- 
dition to the United States. His statement to the Court as 
then published is in this language: 

S. E. Lackey's Statement. 

Montreal, November 14, 1SG4. 

"With the permission of your honor, I have only to say that 
I am a native of the Confederate States, to which Government 
I now owe allegiance. I have been thrown upon this Govern- 
ment, not designedly, but by the fortunes of war. I have vio- 
lated no law of this country, or of Great Britain, unless it be 
unlawful for a Confederate soldier, driven by the hard fate of 
war, to ask the protection of the British flag. I am a soldier 
of the Confederate States army, having been recognized as such 
by the so-called United States Government, from the fact of 
having been held as prisoner of war. Our command now being 
held as prisoners of war at Camp Douglas, Illinois, from which 
place I made my escape, through the mercenary character of 
those gallant Yankees — a people who make war for plunder, 
and are bravest when they make war upon women and children. 
I have during the captivity of my command been detailed for 
special service inside the enemy's lines under the command of 
Lieutenant Bennett H. Young. I owe no allegiance to the 
"quasi" government of the United States. Whatever that I 
may have done, it has been done under the authority of Gov- 
ernment and by the orders of its commissioned officers, prompt- 
ed by a sense of duty which I owed to my country, my gov- 
ernment, and my fellow-comrades." 

2. Nicholas Lackey; died in 1SS6. 

7. Andrew K. Lackey; married Nannie Bond, of near Nashville, 
Tennessee, and lived and died on Walnut Meadow, in Madisdn 
County, Ky., a highly respected citizen. Their children; 

1. Jennie Lacl^ey; married Jason Shumate. Their children: 

1. Nannie Shumate; married . 

2. Mattie Shumate, of Harrisonville, Missouri. 

3. Andrew Lackey Shumate. 

2. Berthena Lackey; married Horace Woods, had one daugh- 


1. Susan Woods. 

3. Thomas Morris Lackey; a speculator in real estate in 
Muscogee, Indian Territory. 

4. Irene Lackey; married Richard Hockaday. Children: 
1. Nanie Bond Hockaday. 


16*2 Histori/ ami Gencnlof/ies 

2. Lucy Hockaday. 

3. Lillian Hockaday. 
(2 and 3 twins.) 

5. William Lackey; married Lizzie Stephenson. Children 

1. Andrew K. Lackey. 

2. Harry Lackey. 

3. Lillian Hockaday. 

4. Richard Lackey. 

6. Diannah Lackey. 

7. Florence Lackey; dead. 

8. Andrew K. Lackey; now a merchant of Emma, Texas. 
He married Bettie Frances, a daughter of James B. Frances, 
and Mary Frances Wallace his wife (See Part 4, Chap. 4, Sef 
1.) Have no children. 

9. Samuel Lackey; married Allie Cochran, of Garrard County, 
now residents of Madison, County, Ky. Their children: 

1. John Miller Lackey. 

2. Margaret Lackey. 

3. Andrew K. Lackey; killed by a stroke of lightning. 

4. Alma Lackey (a daughter). 

10. John Faris Lackey; married Pattie Cochran, of Madison 
County, Ky. Their children: 

1. Mary Elizabeth Lackey. 

2. James Lackey. 

3. Andrew K. Lackey; dead. 

4. John Bond Lackey. 
.5. Dianna Lackey. 

8. Dulaney Miller Lackey; married Mary Eliza Goodloe, Aug. 
23, 1853, (See Part 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 4.) They live in Lancas- 
ter, Ky. Their children: 

1. Archibald Goodloe Lackey: married Vesta Cony. They 
live in Kansas City, Missouri. Their children: 

1. Vesta Lackey: married Herbert Price, of Danville. 

2. Mary Goodloe Lackey; died age 15 years. 

3. Jenie Dulaney Lackey; single. 

4. Maria Estill Lackey; died March, 18 83. 

9. Jane Lackey; married Thos. Woodson Ballew, Feb. 10, 1848. 
They settled in Garrard County, Ky. Their children: 

1. Bettie Ballew; married her cousin, Charles Ballew. 

2. Fannie Watts Ballev/; married Joseph Burnside, of Gar- 
rard County, Ky. Their children: 

1. Be.'^sie Burnsides; married George McRoberts, of Stan- 
ford, Ky. 

2. Jennie Burnsides; married John Farra. of Lancaster, Ky. 

3. Woods Burnside: living now in Garrard County, Ky. 

10. Robert Lackey; died a bachelor. 

11. Malcolm Miller Lackey; married Belle Bogie, of Boyle 
County, Ky. Their children: 

1. Nanie Lackey; died. 

2. Jane Arie Lackey; married Robert L. Doty, of Madison 
County, Ky. (See Part 7, Chap. 7, Sec. 1.) Their children: 

1. Robert Lackey Doty. 

2. Hannah Arie Doty. 

3. Emma Taylor Doty. 

4. Elizabeth Kavanaugh Doty. 


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5. Malcolm Volney Doty. 

3. Emma Lackey; dead; married Pleasant Tucker, of Parks- 
ville, Boyle County, Ky. Had one child: 

1. Emma Cloyd Tucker; dead. 

4. Charles Ballew Lackey. 

5. Eliza Ann Lackey. 

6 Mary Mack Lackey; married I. D. Goode, of Lincoln 
County, Ky. Have one child: 
1. Irene Goode. 
7. Irene Lackey; dead. 
S. Candis Lackey; dead. 

Section 12 Frances Miller, the twelfth child oi' Colonel .John 
Miller and .Iane~TTulaney, his wife, was born June IS, 189 4. She 
married William Watts, Dec. 22, 1812. They lived and died in 
Madison County, Ky. Mr. Watts died in 1837, and his wife in 
1838. Their children; 

1. .John M Watts; married Amelia Gibbs, June 28, 1839. 

2. Susan Watts; married Samuel M. Lackey, April 26, 1832 
(See Sec. 11.) 

3. Elizabeth Jane Watts; married John G. Miller, Mav 21, 
1833. (See Sec. 7.) 

4. Georgia Ann Watts; married Stephen G. Miller, July 23, 
1835. (See See. 7.) She died and Stephen G. Miller, married 
the second time, Betsy Stephenson. 

5. Margaret Watts; married Austin Bonlware, Jan. 16, 1838. 
They had: 

1. Fannie Bonlware: married first Mr. Bently, and second 
Mr. Cord. 

2. John Bonlware; married Miss Cord. 

6. Robert M. Watts; married Milly Collins, March 2 8, 1845. 
(See Part 6, Chap. 9, Sec. 7.) Mr. Watts died. His widow now 
lives in the State of Texas. Their children: 

1. William Watts; married ; lives in Clark County, Ky. 

2. Green Miller Watts; died when approaching manhood. 

3. Robert M. (Doc) Watts; went to Texas. 

4. Fannie Watts; married Joel Collins, went to Texas. 

5. Tennis Watts; went to Texas. 

7. Wiliam Green Watts; married first Sallie G. Collins. Feb. 
13, 1850. (See Part VI, Chap. 8, Sec. 6.) They had no children. 
He married second Ann Elmore. They had: 

1. William Watts; died in the fall of 1905. 

8. Mary Watts; after the death of her parents her Uncle Rob- 
ert Miller, was her guardian. 

Note — Willis Watts married Frances W. Quinn, Oct. 28, 1837. 
George Watts — Jemina Morrison, Jan. 21, 1846. 

Section 13. Infant child of Colonel John Miller and Jane Du- 
laney, his wife, born Oct. 16. 1798. 


His will bears date July 13, 1813, probated Oct. 4, 1814. His 
wife was Frances. Children named in the will: 

1. John Dulaney. 

2. William Dulaney; married Delilah Maupin, May 10, 1804. 

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(See Part V, Chap. 12, Sec. 5, and Part V, Chap. 12, Sec. 19.) 

1. Betsy Dulaney. 

2. James Dulaney. 

3. William Dulaney; married Parmilia Gates, Dec. 9, 1830. 

4. Jane Dulaney. 
Daniel Maupin was grandfather and guardian to the above 

four children of William Dulaney. 

3. George Dulaney. 

4. Joseph Dulaney; married Sallie Maupin, Feb. 8, 1812. (See 
Part V, Chap. 12, Sec. 7.) 

5. Elizabeth Dulaney; married Weston Harris, Feb. 2, 1815. 

6. Sallie Dulaney. 

7. Frances Dulaney: married Patrick Woods, Feb. 1813. (See 
Part II, Chap. 7, Sec. 2.) 

8. Dulaney. 

9. Dulaney. 

The last two daughters stated in the will as living with 

Elizabeth and Sallie, their sisters. 

The Executors of the will were William Miller and William, 
George and Joseph Dulaney, three latter sons of the testator. 

In a deed bearing date Sept. 19, 1819, from commissioner for 
Joseph Dulaney's heirs to George Dulaney in addition to the above 
names, appear these additional names: 

1. Benjamin West and Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth 

2. William Sutton and Lucinda his wife, late Lucinda Barlow. 

3. Nancy Barlow. 

4. Maria Barlow. 

5. Odensa Barlow. 

6. Henry A. Barlow. 

7. America Barlow. 
Heirs of Henry Barlow, deceased. (See Part 5, Chap 12, 

Sec. 5.) 


Massie's Mill, Va., Jan. 26, 1906. 
Mr. W. H. Miller, Richmond, Ky. 

Dear Sir — My grandfather was named James Miller. My grand- 
father had two half-brothers, named Samuel and John; he also had 
two whole brothers named Robert and Fleming. They were all 
from Albermarle County. I don't know any of the Millers that you 
speak of, but have no doubt but what we are some of the same 
family. My father's name is James Miller. I had seven uncles, viz: 
David, Christopher, Vantrump, Napoleon, Daniel, George and Robert. 
My great uncles, Robert and Fleming, went to Missouri and set- 
tled in St. Charles County. My uncles David and Christopher, also 
went to Missouri and settled near St. Joseph: the rest of my uncles 
remained in Virginia, except uncle Vantrump, who moved to Tenn- 
-esseee, about thirty years ago; and tiled there. There is a Mr. 
Robert Miller, who came from Augusta County and settled about 
two miles from Massie's Mill, Va. and I showed him your letter 
and asked him where his people came from, and he said his people 
came from Nelson and Albemarle Counties. I do not know whether 
I am related to this Mr. Robert Miller or not, but his features 

Ffisfori/ (1)1(1 (lot cii /()(/)'('>; lOo 

are very niuch like my grand-fathers, and his jjeople and mine iKJlh 
came from Xelson and Albermarle, we think we must be of same 
family. Samuel Miller and John Miller, settled in Lynchburg, Va. 
and dealt largely in tobacco and railroad stocks, and both of them 
died there, John Miller died first and was worth about $100,000, 
Samuel Miller's wealth at the time of his death was said to be about 

Amherst and Xelson County Va. were both in one until the year 
1808, and were called Amherst County, and it may be that you 
could find out about your people in clerk's office at Amherst Court 
House, Va. I have your letter to clerk of Circuit Court of Nelson 
County, and if you wish I will take pleasure in sending it to the 
clerk of Amherst, who may be able to give you the information 
desired. Anything I can do to aid you in finding out what you wish 
will be done with pleasure. I have a first cousin in this place 
who has the same initials as yourself, "W. H. Miller." Please let me 
know if you wish me to send your letter to the clerk of Amherst. 

Very truly yours, 


Note 3 — From HISTORY OF ALBEMARLE, by Rev. E. Woods. 

Mary Ann Miller: married first Robert Wood, son of Thomas 
Wood and Susannah Irvine, his wife. After the death of Mr. Wood 
she married Joseph Harper. 

Louisa Miller; a sister to the first wife of President Tyler, 
married Charles J. Meriwether, a descendant of the emigrant from 
Wales, Nicholas Meriwether (who died in 1678) and Elizabeth 
Crawford, his wife. Their children were: 

1. Mildred Meriwether: marrier George Macon. 

2. Ann Meriwether: married Fred W. Page. 

3. Eliza Meriwether; married N. H. Massie. 

4. Charlotte Meriwether; the second wife of T. J. Randolph Jr. 

Isaac Miller; married Mary, daughter of Nicholas Lewis. 


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of Madison County, Ky. 

Mrs. Bessie Miller Oton, from Harriman, Tennessee, in a re- 
cent letter says: "The wrner offers this modest account of hev 
father's lineage, with regret that more is not obtainable, and the 
briefness of time allotted by publisher closes all avenues of investi- 
gation; for anv error please attribute to head, not to heart." 

B. M. O. 

Mrs. Belle Miller Reynolds, of 32 4 Wabash Avenue, Kansas City, 
Missouri, also writes: "I have enclosed you some facts concerning 
my grandfather's life which may be of use to you. His biography, 
written some years before his death, has some quaint as well as true 
statements, and will be read in coming years with even more in- 
terest than by those of today. * * * Mrs. B. M. R." 
"Dr. Alexander Miller was born in Rockingham County, Vir- 
ginia, November 2 6, 178 3, being one of 
ten children, eight boys and two girls — 
four of the boys being physicians. 

"His father, John Miller, served as an 
officer in the Revolutionary War; was 
born in Albemarle County, Virginia, 10th 
of January, 17 49, his mother being Mar- 
garet Hicklin, of the same county, who 
was born February, 1760. 

"His grandfather, Rev. Alexander Mill- 
er, a Presbyterian clergyman, was born 
in Antrim, Ireland, and a graduate of 
Edinborough University. 
g. V . ^^ ^l^^fc ' "The wife of Rev. Alexander Miller 

'l^WWBP^ lHr was Jane Evans, of Glascow Scotland. 

^^^^^^ WSF "The father of Rev. Alexander Miller 

^[ " Hr was the Duke of Antrim, Sir John Miller. 

^^^ • ^ "Rev. Alexander Miller, who was an 

"" ' Orangeman, on account of religious per- 

secution, fled to France, thence to Amer- 
ica, and was an important factor in Pres- 
byterianism in the early history of the church in Virginia." 

A few lines from Dr. Alexander Miller's biography may be of 
interest to the readers of to-day: 

"I was raised in Rockingham County and State of Virginia, m 
the Valley of Virginia, one of the best portions of the State, the 
residents "were mostly descendants of Irish and Scottish parents 
attached to education, industry and morality. I never heard of a 
murder being perpetrated in the county before I left. Religious 
instruction was given principally by Presbyterians and Methodists. 
"I studied medicine in Harrisonburgh under the care of Dr. P. 
Harrison an eminent physician, a pious and very worthy man. I 
left home for Kentucky April 3, 1806. I opened shop about the 
place where Owen Walker's store is located (Richmond, Ky.) May 
15, 1806. I rented of John Burnam, and boarded with Major Robert 
Miller, and family. My large patronage from the citizens of Mad- 
ison and surrounding counties was unprecedented. 


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"I was married to Miss Elizabeth Barnett, only c-hild of Colonel 
James Barnett, in Oct. 1S07, and moved to Silver Creek where I 
farmed, and practiced medicine for many years aided by one of the 
best of wives and children and neighbors. We left Richmond in the 
spring of 1811. In settling on Silver Creek, we had for our neigh- 
bors and with whom we spent much of our visits in sociability and 
kind interchanges, towit: Nicholas Hawkins, William Robertson, 
Major Mitchell, Colonel William Morrison, General Andrew Ken- 
nedy, .John Moran, .James Anderson, Cai)tain Andrew Kennedy, 
Samuel Campbell, Moses Barker, Archibald Curl and all their 
families which was very numerous in neai'ly every family. These 
families were all in good circumstances, good livers, possessing 
great hospitality and high social qualities. The improvement in 
our farms and methods of farming has been very great, but it is 
to be regretted that our people are more attached to business than 
comforts with their happiness. 

"I attribute much of my success in life to a kind over-ruling 
providence who has dealt very kindly with me. I have done a great 
amount of business, have never sued a man, prefering to settle diffi- 
culties with others in business out of courts, and have often suffered 
loss in preference to litigation, as the laws of our state are not 
much to be relied on, and litigation is sure to make enemies of our 
otherwise friends." 

Dr. Miller made his home with his son, .James B. Miller during 
the last years of his life, where he died at the ripe old age of ninety- 
five years. His five children were James B. Miller, Harrison Miller, 
Mrs. Green Miller, Cyrus Miller and Dr. Fayette Miller. 

His father was prominent in the early development of Virginia, 
was regarded as an honorable man and devout christian, and reared 
his children under the puritan rules of Calvinistic doctrine. 

Mrs. Oton has several way bills of miscellaneous merchandise 
dated Philadelphia, 1810, directed to Dr. Alexander Miller and 
Co., Richmond, Ky., also the original deed of seventy-five acres of 
land in Madison County, ceded Colonel James Barnett for official 
service (in the Revolution) signed by Lieutenant Governor John 
Pope, Secretary Gabriel Slaughter, dated at Richmond, Ky., January, 
1819. The same package contains many written military orders at 
headquarters of General Washington, 1777, signed, G. W., C. C. C. 
Dr Miller's mind was superior, his manner of quiet dignity and 
natural grace marked him indeed a Virginia gentleman He was of 
Scotch-Irish descent, referring proudly to his fore bear, the Duke 
of Antrim, a brilliant Scotch-Irish barrister, whose eloquence and 
ready wit turned many a dry cause into a successful brief. Dr. 
Miller to the last retained a clear intellect and deep interest in all 
the affairs of the day. He sank to rest in the home of his beloved 
son, and daughter (in-law) Mr. and Mrs. James B. Miller in Rich- 
mond, Ky. He passed out and beyond quietly "as the mist rises 
from the brook" with no stain of dishonor upon a long and well spent 
life, and his grand children revere his memory. He was a noted 
physician in his day and generation. On one occasion he was called 
to see a patient in the vicinity of Irvine, Ky. some thirty odd miles 
from his home, through the woods; on his way some hands were 
opening a road through a gap or cut in the hills and felling trees 
out of the way: a tree falling in a manner unexpected, caught a poor 
fellow under it, and so terribly crushed a leg that his life was des- 
paired of. Dr. Miller happening along about the time of the sad 
occurrence was called to do what he could for the sufferer. He had 
the hands stretch the patient out, and with the instruments rhen in 

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use by doctors he held the arteries and tied them and properly 
dressed and bound up the wound, and told them to wait on him 
dilligently, and do all they could to save the man's life, and to the 
utter astonishment of all the patient recovered. 

Among Dr. Alexander Miller's brothers and sisters were: 
A sister, Jane; died single. 

A brother, Isaac Miller; was a farmer and died near Cadiz, 
in Trigg County, Ky. 

A brother, Josiah Miller; was an able lawyer lived at Hopkins- 
ville Ky. 

A brother, William, Miller; was a farmer near Henderson, Ky 
A brother, John Miller; was a lawyer of Hopkinsville, Ky. 
A brother James Miller; was a farmer and politican, prominent 
and much admired, was close friend and helper of Lincoln. He 
lived near Bloomington, Illinois, and was Treasurer of the state 
for a number of years. 

The children of Dr. Alexander Miller, and Elizabeth Barnett 
his wife, are described in the coming sections: 

Section 1. James Barnett Miller, eldest child, was born at 
Silver Creek, Madison County, Ky. where he lived his venerable 
years almost out, respected and loved for his genial nature, coupled 
with a pungent humor, made him many friends. He was a success- 
ful planter and stock raiser, caring not for public office. He early 
married his cousin, Juliett McClellan Miller, of Bloomington, Illinois, 
a gem among women, and her home was a "House of Bethany" to 
all privileged to enter and abide there. Their five children were 
all to be proud of, viz: 

1. Leslie Miller; the oldest son, lives in St. Louis, Mo. 

2. James B. Miller; a skillful young surgeon, died five years ago 
in Kansas City, Mo. 

3. Florence Miller; died in her youth. 

4. Lula Miller; died in her youth. 

5. Isabella McClellan Miller; the oldest daughter is the wife of 
Professor Charles Reynolds of Kansas City. Mrs. Reynolds has 
adorned her husband's high position, and drawn around her beautiful 
home, friends trusted and true. They have two handsome daugh- 
ters and one son, viz: 

1. Florence Reynolds. 

2. Juliett Reynolds; married Alva Brissean. 

3. Charles Reynolds Jr. 

Section 2. J. Harrison Miller, second son, born in Madison 
County, Ky. was a man whose christian character was held up as an 
example, lived on Silver Creek, owned large tract of land, beauti- 
fully improved. By intelligence and frugal management he accumu- 
lated an ample fortune. He married Patsy Irvine Field, whose home 
loving, energetic nature proved a valuable companion. They reared 
a large family of children, who have taken their rightful places 
in their adopted homes, among cultured christians, holding in 
sacred trust the lessons of integrity taught by their parents. Children: 
1. Elizabeth Miller: the eldest daughter married Robert Miller, 
one of Nature's Noblemen. (See Chap. 14, Sec. 1.) They had four 
daughters, viz: 

1. Sallie Miller. 

2. Harry Miller: married James S. Winn. (See Part I, Chap. 
14, Sec. 1.) 

3. Bessie Miller. 

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4. Pattie Miller; married Stanton B. Hume. (See Part I, Chap. 
9, Sec. 4, and Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 1.) 

2. Martha Miller; the second daughter, married John Randolph 
Heth, of Virginia. They have two sons and one daughter, viz: 

1. Stockton Heth; a successful business man of Omaha, Neb. 
2 Harry Heth; also a successful business man of Omaha, Neb. 
3. Minnie Ha Ha Heth; a beautiful daughter, married first 
William Vail and had one daughter, viz: 
1. Heth Vail. 
She married, second. Charles Lawton. a mine ins])ector at 
Lawton, Michigan. No issue. 

?,. Julia Miller; died in the bloom of young womanhood. 

4. Mary Belle Miller: has attained eminence in music, devoting 
her life to teaching and church service. 

5. Lucy Miller; married William Wooten, of Texas. They had two 
sons, both died in infancy. 

6. Margaret Miller; married Frank Henderson, of Houston, Texas. 

7. Amelia Miller; married Captain Robert Bruce Terrill of Mad- 
ison County, Ky. (See Part V, Chap. 12, Sec. 17.) Two daughters 
were born of this union: 

1. Mabel Terrill; married Vernon Riggs. 

2. Ethel Terrill; married Edwin Rugg. 

8. Field Miller; married Lucy Shelby, of Fayette County, Ky. 
who died leaving one son. 

9. James Harrison Miller; the oldest son, was unmarried. 

Section 1^. Julia Miller, only daughter, born in Madison County, 
Kentucky, married Green Miller, son of Robert Miller and Sallie 
Estill his wife. (See Chap. XIv. Sec. 1.) They had five children: 

1. Alexander Miller; is unmarried. 

2. Irene Miller; married Matt Embry. Left issue. 

3. Sallie Estill Miller: married Benjamin Herr, of Monmouth, 111. 

4. Cyrus Miller; a successful physician; died years ago. 

5. Harrison Miller; is unmarried; a successful business man in 
the West. 

Section 4. Cyrus Miller; was reared in Madison County, Ken- 
tucky; lived to middle life unmarried, emigrated to Independence, 
Missouri, where he met and married Sarah Halloway. Four hand- 
some children were sent to bless this union, viz: 

1. Mary Belle Miller. 

2. Julia Miller; married Irene McClannahan of Independence, 

3. Margaret Miller; married Philip Rugg, of Independence, Miss- 
ouri. They have several attractive children. 

4. Green Miller; married, and is living in California. (Cannot 
obtain names of his children.) 

Section 5. Dr. Lafayette Morrison Miller, youngest child, born 
in Richmond, Ky. 1826, was a man of rare personality, handsome 
form and features. His wit and repartie won universal admiration 
and like the "Knights of the Round Table" he was a "Merrie fellow." 
He graduated with highest honors of the large class of 1847, at old 
Transylvania, Lexington, Ky. and was a special favorite of Dr. 
Ben Dudley, the surgeon. Dr. Miller went from Lexington to Phila- 
delphia for a post graduate course at Blockly Hospital School. He 
was married March 3, 1846, by Rev. James C. Barnes, to Miss 

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Caroline Wilson Embry (whose father, Talton Embry, was with 
Co-onel Daniel and George Boone, in the early settlement of Ken- 
tucky) a beautiful, lovely woman, whose presence to her family and 
friends was like the passing of an exquisite strain of music. 

Dr. Lafayette Miller, died in the prime of his manhood, loved 
by all classes in Jackson County, Missouri. Was surgeon in first 
company of volunteers commanded by Captain Edmund Halloway. 
He entered the Confederate service April, 1861; remained until a 
few weeks before his death 18 62. Five children were born to 
this union, viz: 

1. Elizabeth Barnett Miller; the eldest daughter, was married 
in Richmond, Ky., Oct. 3, 1867, by Rev. Burnett J. Pinkerton, in the 
presence of .Tames B. Miller and Rev. Robert L. Breck, to Thomas 
Hill Oton, or Outon of Fayette County, Ky. Bessie Miller Oton is 
an Elocutionist of the highest merit, an artiste. As early as about 
189 0, she directed her talent in the line of public reading and by her 
own efforts has made herself a great name; her recitals are per- 
fectly splendid and her listeners are completely charmed. She is also 
a writer of ability, many know her as "Gypsey" through the columns 
of the Sunny South. She is a thorough charming woman, small, 
beautiful and graceful, impulsive and warm hearted, and in her 
Southern tours was overwhelmed with attentions. The sketches 
from her pen for various papers and magazines were most kindly 
received, among them, sketches of literary work of "Laura C. 
Holloway" (author of "Ladies of White House" and other books.) 
"Leaves from the Life of a great surgeon" (Dr. Nathan Bowman 
of N. Y. formerly of Macon, Ga.) "Elocution a necessity for minis- 
ters" "Wayside Flowers" "Adrift" and "Memory Bells." She has 
been from time to time the New York correspondent for Kansas 
City Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunny South, Lexington (Ky.) 
Press, and South Western Presbyterian, New Orleans, also Christmas 
Stories for children. Has, also, been a member of faculty of 
Plumer College, Wytheville, Va., Valley Seminary and Tishburn 
Military School, Waynesburg, Va., Fauquier Institute, Warrenton, 
Va. High School, and West End Academy, Atlanta, Ga. Isabell 
College, Talladega, Alabama, besides, she has numerious private 
pupils some of whom, have risen to eminence. She has been all 
over the union. Her native state Kentucky, should know her as 
does the South. She has had a hard, tough work, unaided, but has 
succeeded in spite of all, and there is not a blot on her life. Her 
present efforts are all for humane purposes, cruelty to animals 

Harry W. Grady's first criticism of her was "Mrs. Oton is a 
"ficile princepes" in her art, and as a woman so high bred and com- 
panionable she draws all hearts to her." Judge Hook, who was 
Supreme Judge of Georgia gave testimony beautiful and true, had 
met Mrs. Oton many times at Salt Springs, Chautauqua, Ga. In speak- 
ing of an entertainment she gave there he thus complimented her, 
"although suffering intensely, she held the rapt attention of her 
listeners, and with rapidity moved them from tears to laughter. 
Who would not be kind and appreciative of such a brave, noble and 
gifted little woman?" 

Mrs. Oton is the daughter of two of the most talented and chival- 
rous families of Virginia and Kentucky, names old in history. She 
was reared in luxury, the ideal of proud parents, but when adver- 
sity's chilling blast swept over her young life, and she was forced 
to meet it, her true and noble nature faltered not, but by unceasing 
labor, aided by a brilliant genius she stands , today unchallenged in 

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her art, while her universal kindness to all, and refined beanty has 
made her the people's idol, from New York to Mexico, where she 
is known, and Georgia will ever be ready to welcome Mrs. Bessie 
Miller Oton's return." 

Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts, in the Lexington Townscript said: 
"To say that she is a genius but feebly expresses her supreme versa- 
tility, her magnificent interpretation, her wondrous charm, when 
she recites, one loses sight of the imitative feature of her work. All 
that she does stands out as the emanation of her own brain. Viewed 
from an artist's stand-point it is an irreparable loss to the world, 
that this gifted woman is not on the dramatic stage. With the blood 
of the Blue Grass dashing in resistless current through her veins, 
the exceeding fineness of her nature, is the touch-stone to all that 
is best in her renditions. She is bewitching in every attitude, 
every line of her form breathes the poetry of motion. Every throb 
of her bewildering pulses gives out her perfect womanhood. The 
emotions whether grave or gay, majestic or grotesque, violent or 
pathetic emanate from her soul, through eye and lip, and voice and 
jesture with a fidelity that demands fullest sympathy from her 
hearers. Her voice alone with its varied cadences would give out the 
gamut of human passion were she motionless as a statue." 

From the pen of "F" of Richmond, Virginia, in the Sunny South: 
"She has made many friends at the various summer resorts she has 
visited in Virginia, and added to her popularity as a conversation- 
alist. We hope to secure her for a long time. Two of Mrs. Oton's 
scholars, whom she taught in Atlanta, Mrs. A. H. Alfriend, and her 
bright little twelve year son, Edward, also, if they are fair samples 
of her scholars, any city should be proud to be able to secure her 
services permanently. Little Edward Alfriend is a wonder, he 
bids fair in future years to deserve the sobriquet of 'The Southern 
Orator.' There are few, very few ladies in our country who have the 
gift of entertaining both with pen and tongue as Mrs. Oton has. 
Wherever she resides she will have as many friends and admirers 
as she has in her old home." 

We here quote from the Illustrated Kentuckian, Lexington. Ky. : 
"The following eloquent tribute was paid to Mrs. Bes.sie Miller 
Oton on her second appearance at Seamen's Bethel in New Orleans 
on March 9, 1893, by Rev. Thomas R. Markham, D. D. pastor of 
Lafayette Presbyterian Church and Captain General of tjie United 
Confederate Veterans: 'A dowry lavished on this fair daughter of 
Kentucky, herself a scion of that Blue Grass stock who a week ago 
from this platform charmed our eye with the graces of manner and 
our ears with the 'concourse of sweet sounds.' In the interde- 
pendences of intellect, the masters of thought, and the monarchs of 
words are large debtors to the masters of expression. Who can 
measure Shakespeare's obligation for right interpretation and pro- 
found impression to Mrs. Siddon's Garrack and Booth? And we 
who here last Friday listened as the reader "lent to the rhyme of 
the poet the beauty of her voice" entered as through a newly opened 
door into the secret chambers of Longfellow's musings over hearts 
set in tune with his, as with her beside him we "Stood on the bridge 
at midnight." Roscius and Cicero, his pupil in elocution, held trials 
of skill to test whether the orator, or the gesticulator, could the 
more clearly and effectively render a thought, and Demosthenes, in 
defining eloquence, thrice repeated the word "action." So it is with 
us then, for while eye, ear and taste paid tribute to the modulated 
tones, it was the spirit with which these were uttered, and the 
"action suited to the word," the flash of the eye and the play of 

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feature, the ease of movement and the grace of form, that com- 
pleted the enchanter's spell, taking us captive at her will. But as 
words are powerless to paint the lily, and add a perfume to the 
violet, and as you are now to hear her for yourselves, and, too, 
lest I "lag superfluous on the stage," suffer in closing to say for 
myself that it has been a pleasure to know, and a privilege to hear, 
as it is an honor to introduce, one, who coming to us last week a 
stranger, is greeted by us tonight as a friend. I have the honor 
of presenting to this audience Mrs. Bessie Miller Oton." "The 
Bridge" is her most remarkable rendition. * * * This rendition 
has been given by Mrs. Oton before the author Longfellow himself, 
and with his great aiipreciation. In flowing rhythmic accents, in- 
tense with reverie and sad memory and the joyful resurrection of 
hope came the well known lines." 

From the Southern Presbyterian, 1S98: "Her naturalness of 
manner, showing in rare perfection the 'art concealing art,' her 
grace of movement, the modulated intonations of her cultivated 
voice; the versatile play of powers passing in easy transformation 
'from grave to gay,' and drawing at will from the 'spring of laugh- 
ter' or the 'fountain of tears'; her sympathetic impersonation of her 
author's thought, spirit and speech, 'the action suited to the word,' 
these varied and combined accomplishments and gifts held us with 
the spell of an enchantress, the assembly of intelligent and appre- 
ciative listeners that filled to overflowing the spacious room in which 
she achieved so signal a triumph. A pleasing episode of the even- 
ing, and a grateful surprise was the presentation to her of a laurel 
wreath, the victor's crown. This was made in well chosen words 
by Colonel Fred A. Ober. a veteran of the Army of Northern Vir- 
ginia, who had had the pleasure of introducing to the veterans of 
the Soldier's Home this daughter of a veteran of the Confederacy, 
in which he made a pleasing and touching mention of her recitals 
there, and at the Seamen's Bethel, and the Memorial Church, under 
the care of Rev. Dr. E. Forman, the pastor of her childhood in 
Kentucky, her native state. Her reply given with marked emotion, 
her heart paying its tribute through tears, that moved ours, was a 
felicitous recognition of the attention and appreciation shown her 
in a city noted for its courtesy to strangers and its hospitality to 
visitors, to which she came two months since a stranger, knowing 
no one, and only asking to be heard: but now at Darting leaving in 
it many friends, whose kindness had made her visit a pleasure that 
would live in her memory as a joy." (1898.) 

A volume of testimony of the gifts and value of this remarkable 
woman from the Southern press, such as the Picayune (New Or- 
leans), the Sunny South, the Southern Presbvterian, Atlanta (Ga.) 
Constitution, Lexington (Ky. ) Transcript, Virginia papers, etc., 
Supt. M. A. Cassidy, Lexington, Ky., etc., but this must suffice. 

To the union of Bessie Miller and Thomas Hill Oton were born 
two intelligent, admirable daughters, viz: 

1. Caroline Embry Oton; now the wife of Richard Dunward 
McPhaul, prominent turpentine exporter of Bay Minette, Ala. 
They have one child, viz: 

1. Richard McPhaul, Jr. 

2. Adelaide Davis Oton; married .John Boon de Saussure, 
of Charleston, South Carolina, son of General Wilmot Gibbes 
de Saussure and Martha Gourdine de Saussure. Gen. de Saus- 
sure was the hero of Ft. Sumpter. His son is a refined gentle- 
man and excellent business man. 

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Mrs. Oton's daughters attained enviable positions as teach- 
ers and scholars. 

2. Talton Embry Miller, lives in St. Louis; married 

His children are: 

1. James Miller; made a fine record in United States Xavy; 
was accidentally drowned at Leage Island, Aug. 1, 1904, while 
anchoring the admiral's launch alongside the Minneapolis. 

2. Leslie Miller. 

3. Alexander Miller. 

4. Helen Miller. 

5. Charlotte Miller. 

The mother of the above named children is dead. 

3. Alexander Hood Miller; lives in St. Louis; has one daughter: 
1. Carrie Anna Miller. 

4. Lafayette Morrison Miller; died in Arkansas five years ago. 
His success in dentistry was that of a conscientious, finished 
workman, and the future full of promise. He was a Knight Tem- 
plar and was buried with Masonic honors. 

5. Alma Bartlett Miller; born in Jackson County, Missouri, to 
where Dr. Miller emigrated, in 1853; the youngest daughter 
married Rev. Russell Cecil, of Harrodsburg, Ky. They live in 
Richmond, Va., where Dr. Cecil is pastor of the historic Second 
Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Cecil is a model minister's wife, 
endearing herself to the people by her tact, gentleness and true 
piety. They have five handsome children, viz: 

1. Russell Cecil, Jr.; practicing medicine at Johns Hopkins 
Hospital; is at this time cruising somewhere along the north- 
ern coast. 

2. John Howe Cecil; commercial man of Richmond, Va. 

3. Alma Cecil, a beautiful young maiden. 

4. James McCosh Cecil; preparing for college. 

5. Elizabeth Cecil, the baby. 





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1. Elizabeth, m Peter Wallace (Part IV, Chap. 1). 

■1. Michael, m Mary Campbell ("B") (Chap. 4). 

3. James (Chap. 3, Sec. 3). 

■1. William, m Elizabeth Wallace (Chap. 3, Sec. 4). 

5. Andrew (Chap. 3, Sec. 5). 


1. Magdalene, ra 1 John McDowell, 2 Benj. Borden, 3 Col. 

John Bowyer (Chap. 5). 

2. William, m Susannah Wallace (Chap. 6). 

3. Michael, m Anne (Chap. 13). 

4. Hannah, m Wm. Wallace (Part IV, Chap. 3). 

5. Col. John, m Susannah Anderson (Chap. 19). 

6. Margaret, m Andrew Wallace (Part IV, Chap. 6). 

7. Richard, m Jennie (Chap. 33). 

8. Archibald, m Lsabella (Chap. 4). 

9. Martha, m Peter Wallace, Jr. (Part IV, Chap. 15). 

10. Andrew, ni Martha Poage (Chap. 37). 

11. Sarah, m Joseph Lapsley (Chap. 46). 

1. James, m Mary Garland (Chap. 20). 

2. Mary, m John Reid (Chap. 21). 

■i. Michael, m Hettie Caruthers (Chap. 22). 

4. Suity, m Samuel Reid (Chap. 29). 

5. Sarah (Chap. 19, Sec. 5). 

6. Anna, m Jonathan Reid (Chap. 48). 

7. John. Jr., (Chap. 19, Sec. 7). 

8. Susannah, m Daniel Miller (Part I, Chap. 


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Article 2. — Early Marriages in IMadison County, Kentucky, Gleaned 
from the First IMarriage Register of County Court. 























































Lucy — ^Caperton, Wm., Dec. 15, 1790. 

Patrick — Cooper, Rachael, July 19, 1792. 

Wm. — Kinkead, Ruth, Aug. 1, 179 2. 

Susannah — Goodloe, Wm., Feb. 23, 179 6. 

Margaret — Duncan, Chas. John, Dec. 17, 1795. 

Hannah — Hutton, James, Jan. 11, 1790. 

Susannah — Mellone, Richard, Oct. 3, 1797. 

Margaret — Blake, Thos., Aug. 23, 1793. 

Wm. — Harris, Polly, Jan. 5, 1802. 

Adam — ^Hancock, Nancy, March 18, 1802. 

Elizabeth — Taylor Talton, Feb. 4, 1802. 

Judy — Taylor, John, March 11, 1802. 

Wm. — Harris, Nancy, Sept. 25, 1802. 

Syntha — Strong, John, Feb. 10, 1803. 

Susannah — Williams, James, April 30, 1801. 

Mary — Mullins, Wm., June 18, 1801. 

Wm. — Clark, Susannah, Aug. 13, 1801. 

Sally — Smith, Thos., Dec. 13, 1804. 

Arch'd — Hill, Fanny, June 5, 1806. 

Anna — ^Miller, Thos., July 29, 1806. 

Adam — Kerley, Polly, March 2 4, 1807. 

Abraham — Yates, Elizabeth, Nov. 29, 1806. 

John — Duncan, Elizabeth, Dec. 28, 1809. 

Wm. — Noland, Elizabeth, Jan. 10, 1808. 

Polly — Heath, Benjamin, Jan. 10, 1805. 

James — Embrv, Betsy, Aug. 2 4, 1809. 

Talton — Woods, Sally, March 28, 1810. 

Arch'd — Shackelford, Elizabeth, Oct. 9, 1810. 

Patrick — Dulaney, Fanny, Feb. 6, 1813. 

Leannah — Land, Wm., Feb. 20, 1814. 

Arch'd — Woods, Polly, Oct. 4, 1814. 

Thursa — Yates, James, Oct. 20, 1814. 

John — Thomas, Mary H., July 2, 1812. 

Francis — Austin, Nancy, Dec. 11, 1815. 

Elizabeth — Moberley, James, Sept. 2 8, 1816. 

John S. — Mitchell, Polly, July 15, 1817. 

Adam — Crigler, Betsy, Aug. 26, 1817. 

Lucinda — Dantic, Paul, June 25, 1819. 

John — Skinner, Phoebe, Dec. 20, 1820. 

Hannah — Collins, Barbee, May 29, 18 23.- 

Rusia — West, Hiram, Oct. 3, 1825. - 

Fanny — Cochran, Samuel, Dec. 19, 1826. 

Thursa — Epperson, Green, Dec. 2 2, 182 9. 

Zach. W. — Lees, Ann, Jan. 7, 1830. 

James — Oldham, Sophia, June 17, 18 30. 

Charlotte — Ballard, Thompson R., March 17, 1813. 

Martha Ann — Estill, James M., Sept. 22, 1831. 

Elizabeth — Boggs, Edward C, Sept. 19, 1833. 

James — Caudle, Sallie, Nov. 13, 183 2. 

James — Hardin, Phoebe, Dec. 31, 18 33. 

Anderson W. — ^Sullivan, Lucy P., Oct. 30, 1836. 

Parabee — Gordon, William, March 4, 1841. 

Wm. G. — Gentry, Nancy Boone, Oct. 12, 1843. 

Sophia — Harper, Perry, Feb. 29, 183 6. 

History and Genealogies 179 

Article 3. — Items Coimeetiiig the Woods Name with Events. 

(From History and Court Records.) 

In the first settlement of Kentucky tlie Woodses were in the 
tide that flowed into the same, and took active part, not only in 
the settlement, but the development and growth thereof, as their 
fathers had also aided in the development of her mother, Virginia. 
And items of interest taken from record and history are here thrown 
in exhibiting some little events relative to the name Woods. 

Section 1. John Woods was part of a company of fifteen men, 
known as Hinkson's Company, who, in March or April, 1775, came 
down the Ohio and up the Licking River in canoes in search of lands 
to improve. They landed at the mouth of Willow Creek, on the 
east side of Main Licking, four miles above the forks, where Fal- 
mouth now is, and took the route as told in Part I, Chap. 1, Sec. 1: 
The Miller Company narrative. (Collins.) 

Section 2. In 17 87, by an act of the Virginia General Assem- 
bly, Archibald Woods, of Madison County, was appointed one of 
ten trustees of the town of Boonesborough, established as a town 
by said Assembly in October, 1779. (Collins.) 

Section 3. Archibald Woods was one of the first Justices of the 
Peace and of Oyer and Terminer, in the organization of the first 
court of Madison County, being commissioned by His Excellency 
Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, as such. (See Part I, Chap. 14) 

Section 4. Woods Narrative (Col. His. p. 477): In the year 
1781, or 2, near the Crab Orchard, in Lincoln County, a very sin- 
gular adventure occurred at the house of Mr. (Michael) Woods. One 
morning he left his family, consisting of a wife, a daughter not yet 
grown, and a lame negro man, and rode off to the station nearby, 
not expecting to return till night. Mrs. Woods being a short dis- 
tance from her cabin, was alarmed by discovering several Indians 
advancing towards it. She instantly screamed loudly in order to 
give the alarm, and ran with her utmost speed in the hope of 
reaching the house before the Indians. In this she succeeded, but 
before she could close the door the foremost Indian had forced his 
way into the house. He was instantly seized by the lame negro 
man, and after a short scuffle they both fell with violence, the negro 
underneath. Mrs. (Hannah) Woods was too busily engaged in keep- 
ing the door closed against the savages without to attend to the 
combatants, but the lame negro, holding the Indian tightly in his 
arms, called to the young girl to take the axe from under the bed 
and dispatch him by a blow on the head. She immediately attempted 
it, but the first effort was a failure; she repeated the blow and 
killed the marauder. The other savages were at the door endeav- 
oring to force it open with their tomahawks; the negro arose and 
proposed to Mrs. Woods to let in another and they would soon dis- 
pose of ^he whole of them in the same way. The cabin was but a 
short distance from the station, the occupants of which having dis- 
covered the perilous situation of the family, fired on the Indians 
and killed another, when the remainder made their escape. (See 
Chap. 6, Sec. 2.) (Collins.) 

Section 5. We here exhibit members of the Woods family who 
have represented sections of Kentucky in the General Assembly: 

In the Senate — 
Archibald Woods, from the County of Madison, 1826-9. 

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In the House of Representatives — 
Archibald Woods, from the county of Madison, 1816-17, 1820-4. 
Silas D. Woods, from the County of Pulaski, 18 48. 
Francis M. Woods, from the County of Lewis, 1855-7. 
William Woods, from the County of Garrard, 18 57-9. 
John N. Woods, from the County of Crittenden, 1871-3. 

Mcdowell, descendants of magdaline woods. 

Section 6. Judge Samuel McDowell, Senior. In 178 3 Ken- 
tucky was established into a district, and a court of criminal as 
well as civil jurisdiction co-extensive with the district was estab- 
lished. The court held its first session in Harrodsburg in the 
spring of 17 83, and was opened by John Floyd and Samuel Mc- 
Dowell, Judges; John May being the Clerk, and Walker Daniel, 
Prosecuting Attorney. 

Judge Samuel McDowell was president of the nine conventions 
which met at Danville, Ky., between December 27, 1784, and July 
26, 1790. Also of the convention that framed the first constitution 
of Kentucky. And he and William McDowell were two of the many 
subscribers to proposal Dec. 1, 1787, for establishing a society to 
be called the "Kentucky Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge." 

Judge Samuel McDowell, Senior, was one among the Justices 
present at the first County Court held for Mercer County, on Tues- 
day, Aug. — , 17 86; and he held the first Circuit Court in Estill 
County, June 20, 1808. He was a son of John McDowell and Mag- 
dalen Woods, his wife, a daughter of Michael Woods, of Blair Park, 
and Mary Campbell, his wife. The said John McDowell was killed 
in battle with Shawnee Indians at Balcony Falls, where the North 
River comes into the James River, in 174 3. 

Section 7. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the greatest Kentucky sur- 
geon, and renowned in History of Medical Science as the father of 

Section 8. Joseph McDowell was in Captain James Brown's 
company of mounted Kentucky Volunteers against the Wiaw In- 
dians in 1791. 

Section 9. James McDowell, of Virginia, on the 14th of June, 
1774, had surveyed for him, by James Douglas, 1,000 acres of land 
on a south foi'k of Licking Creek. 

Section 10. Thomas McDowell was killed in Madison County, 
near the Louisa (Kentucky River), March 26, 1775, out of a com- 
pany of sixteen men suddenly attacked by the same body of Indians 
who the day before had attacked Colonel Daniel Boone and Captain 
William Twetty's company, and killed Captain Twetty. 

Section 11. John McDowell was a lot holder in Lexington, Ky., 
.in 1783. 

Section 12. Members of the Kentucky Legislature: 

In the Senate — 
William McDowell, from the County of Mercer, 1792-4, 1800, 1802. 
William McDowell, from the County of Nelson, 1792-6. 

In the House of Representatives — 
John McDowell, from the County of Fayette, 1792, 1794-8. 
John B. McDowell, from the County of Bullitt, 1865-7. 

Section 13. Charles R. Woods, 1827-188 5, commanded a regi- 
ment at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, a brigade at Corinth, and a reg- 
iment at Vicksburg. He led a division in Sherman's Georgia cam- 
paign, (a-c) 

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Section 11. William B. Woods, 1824-1S,S7, was a member of the 
Ohio Legislature, 1857-60. Speaker of the House in 185S. He was 
commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel of Ohio Volunteers, and fought, 
at Shiloh, Arkansas Post, Resaca, Dallas, Atlanta, Lovejoy Station, 
and Bentonville. He led a division in Sherman's march to the sea. 
He was a United States Circuit .Judge, ISOH-SO, when he became a 
Justice of the United States Supreme Court, (a-c) 

Section 15. Historical facts concerning the arms and crest of 
the Irish branch of the ancient Woods family, taken from a copy 
furnished by ,lohn O'Hart, of No. 7 Belone Terrace, Dolly- 
mount, Dublin, Ireland, author of "Irish Pedigrees," Landed Gentry 
in Ireland, at the time of the invasion of Oliver Cromwell, copied 
from the manuscript of the 6th edition of "Irish Pedigrees," then 
being prepared for the press, and were obtained from the archives 
of Trinity College, Dublin, and the office of the Ulster King at 
Arms, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland. 

Anns ami Crest. 

Arms — Sa, three garbs cor. crest — out of clouds a hand erect, 
holding a crown between two swords, in bend and bend sinister, 
points upward. 

The meaning of the Arms and Crest is: Out of gray clouds a 
flesh color hand perpendicular, holding a gold crown and all between 
two steel colored swords. Their significance — the sheaves of wheat 
on the arms indicate that the bearer came from a wheat-raising 
country — the crest implies a combat, a victory, and an unexpected 
reward — the tw^o swords a combat, the result a gold crown from an 
unexpected source — the hand out of a gray cloud. 

Cucult, who (see page 689, Vol. 1, 6th edition of this work) is 
No. 10?, on the O'Nealles pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Coillte 
Coin, Irish Wood, Coillte, AVoods and O'Coillege, Anglicised, Reitty, 
Guizty, Gait, W^oods and Woods. 

Thus the O'Coillte were a branch of the Mac Morough family, 
who were the Kings of Lunster up to the period of the English in- 
vasion of Ireland in the twelfth century, when the O'Coillte family 
deprived of their patrimony were scattered, some settling in Great 
Britain and others on the Continent. 

Among the officers commonly called the Forty-niners, who in 
1649 fought for Charles I and Charles II, we find five who were 
named Wood, and five who were named Woods; and the name 
Woods is among the names of the Cromwellian adventurers for land 
in Ireland in the Cromwellian period. 

The name Woods appears among the French refugees (Hugue- 
nots) who settled in England and Ireland before the reign of Louis 
XIV of France, while Henry Woods was one of the members of the 
Irish Parliament of James II in 1697. 

In Burke's "General Armory" are described the Armoriat Bear- 
ings of 9 9 of the Wood family and six of the Woods family, but all 
of them are in England. The bearings described in the foregoing 
were the ancient arms of the family in Ireland. 

On page 136 of the MS, Volume F 225, in the library of Trinity 
College, Dublin, we find that ,Iohn Woods of the County Meath 
married Elizabeth, born 15th day and baptized 17th Nov., 1656, 
daughter of Thomas Worsop, of Dunshanlin, County Meath, by his 
wife Elizabeth, who was daughter of Richard, son of William Par- 
sons of Birr, or Parsontown by said Richard's wife Lelitia, Avho 
was the daughter of Sir Adam Loftus, miles, who married Jane, 

182 History and Genealogies 

daughter of Waltei' Vaughn, of Coldengrove, was son of Sir Dudley 
Loftus, miles, by his wife Anne, daughter of Henry Bagnall, of 
Newry, miles, and said Sir Dudley was the son of Adam Loftus, 
Lord Bishop of Dublin and Lord chancellor of Ireland, who married 
Jane, daughter of T. Purdon. 

We further find that John Woods above mentioned, who married 
Elizabeth Worsop, had issue, sons and daughters. The sons and 
daughter were Michael, Andrew, William, and James, and Elizabeth, 
wife of Peter Wallace, all of whom emigrated to America in the 
beginning of the eighteenth century with the three sons of Michael — • 
William, John, and Archibald. 

From these Irish emigrants are descended the Wood, Woods 
families, now located in several of the United States, and 
all descended from Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin, 
and Lord Chancellor of Ireland for Queen Elizabeth. From 
Adam Loftus the descent is, Adam Loftus married Jane Purdon, 
and among other children. Sir Dudley Loftus, miles, of Rathfran- 
ham. County Dublin, who married Anne, daughter of Henry Bag- 
nall, of Newry, miles, and had among other children. Sir Adam 
Loftus, miles, who married Jane, daughter of Walter Vaughn, of 
Coldengrove, who had among other children Letitia Loftus, who 
married Richard Parsons, son of William Parsons, of Parsontown, 
and had among other children, Elizabeth Parsons, who married 
Thomas Worsop, of Dunshanlin, County Meath, who died May 27, 
168 6, and had among his children Elizabeth Worsop, born the 15th 
day and was baptized the 17th of Nov., 16.56, who married John 
Woods, of the County Meath, and had with other children, Michael, 
Andrew, William, and James (and Elizabeth, wife of Peter Wal- 
lace). Michael Woods, eldest son of John Woods and Elizabeth 
Worsop, married Lady Mary Campbell, of the Clan Campbell Argyl- 
shire, Scotland, a near kinswoman of Archibald Duke of Argyle. 

Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ire- 
land, was born at Levinhead, in Yorkshire, in 1534. He was the 
younger of the two sons of the Rt. Rev. Edward Loftus, of Levin- 
head, temp. Henry VIII, Robert being the elder and the ancestor of 
Viscount Loftus of Ely (extinct in 17 25). The eldest son of Robert 
was Adam Loftus of Monasteraven, Queen County, who was ap- 
pointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1619, created a peer in 1622. 

The graceful deportment of Archbishop Adam Loftus at the 
Cambridge examination attracted the attention of Queen Elizabeth, 
and after his ordination in 1559 he was appointed Chaplain to Dr. 
Craik, Bishop of Kildare. Loftus was advanced rapidly in the 
church; when he was but twenty-seven he was created and conse- 
crated Archbishop of Armagh; six years later he exchanged Armagh 
for Dublin. With him a general system of education was a favorite 
project; by his influence an act was passed in 1570 directing that 
free schools should be established in the principal town of each 
diocese at the cost of the clergy. He was appointed Lord Chanellor 
of Ireland in 157.3, and was foremost in supporting and carrying 
out Queen Elizabeth's foundation of the Trinity College, of which 
he was the first provost, on the site of suppressed Monastery of All 
Hallows. He expired at the Palace of St. Supulchres, Dublin, April 
5, 16 05, and was buried in the St. Patrick's Cathedral. 

Section 16. List of places bearing name found on map: 
State: New Jersey — Woodsville. 

Virginia — Woods Cross Roads. 

Woods Lane. 
Woods Gap. 

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West Virginia — Woods. 
Indiana — Woods. 

Illinois — Woods. 

Kansas — Woodsdale. 

North Dakota — Woods. 
Wyoming — Woods. 

Oregon — - Woods. 



of America. 

Article 1. — The Woods Family are of Anglo-Scotch-Irisli extraction. 
The American Family sprang from one John Woods, son of an 
English Trcioper, who came to Ireland and was in the army of 
invasion of Oliver Cromwell, 1649. 

The said John Woods was born in 1654 and married about 1681, 
to Elizabeth Worsop, a daughter of Thomas Worsop and Elizabeth 
Parsons, his wife. The said Elizabeth Parsons was a daughter of 
Richard Parsons and Letitia Loftus, his wife. The said Letitia Lof- 
tus was a daughter of Sir Adam Loftus and Jane Vaughn, his wife. 
The said Sir Adam Loftus was a son of Sir Dudley Loftus. of County 
Dublin, Ireland, and his wife, Anne Bagnall. The said Sir Dudley 
Loftus was a son of Adam Loftus and Jane Purdon. his wife. The 
S'aid Adam Loftus was a son of the Right Rev. Edward Loftus, of 

The last named Adam Loftus was born in Yorkshire, England, 
in 1534, and by the promotion of Queen Elizabeth was made, when 
only twenty-seven years old. Archbishop of Armagh, and subse- 
quently Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland. (See 
Chap. 1, Art. 3, Sec. 15.) 

Five of the children of John Woods and Elizabeth Worsop, his 
wife — four brothers and one widowed sister and the wives of such 
as were married, and the children who had then been born to them 
in Ireland, near the close of the first quarter of the eighteenth cen- 
tury emigrated from the north of Ireland to America and settled in 
the Colony of Pennsylvania, some of them a little later on moving 
to the Colony of Virginia and locating themselves near the base of 
the Blue Ridge, as shown in Chapter 3, Part II. 

These five children of John W'oods and Elizabeth W^orsop are the 
basis of the Woods and Wallace families of America noticed in 
this book. 

The Woodses were very prolific, hardy, adventurous and re- 
sourceful, they not only aided in the settlement and development of 
Virginia, but in that of Kentucky and Missouri, and were conspic- 
uous figures and took action in the great Revolutionary struggle 
for American independence — not only the Woods name, but the 
blood coursing in the veins of others wearing other names, in no 
small measure increased the strength of the Revolution. 

In all the generations from long before the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, down through the years to the present there have been 

184 llistunj and Genealogies 

patriots among them. In the war of 1812, in the Indian wars, in 
the Mexican War, in the Civil War that resulted in the freedom of 
the negro, and in the Spanish-American War, they performed 
some part. 

We had data tracing the lineage of our immediate family back 
to John Woods, 'son of the English Trooper and Elizabeth Worsop, 
his wife, but of the numerous collateral branches forming since the 
immigration to America down to the present, much was wanting, 
and the Woods-McAfee Memorial, by Rev. Neander M. Woods has 
furnished much information that was lacking (made use of by his 
kind, generous and unlimited courtesy). The Rev. Neander M. 
W^oods performed well a very hard and worthy task, for which he 
should be praised by the descendants of the Woods and Wallace 
emigrants from Ireland. 

As the Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Kavanaugh, Old- 
ham, and Brown families are connected by numerous inter-mar- 
riages, it is attempted in the coming chapters to give only a brief 
sketch of the descendants of John Woods and Elizabeth Worsop; 
not that it is expected at all to improve upon the work of the Rev. 
Neander M. Woods, for nothing of the kind is hoped for, as he has 
performed well his part, although in a work of the kind there will 
unavoidably occur some errors, but only this: as the families afore- 
named have so intermarried as in a sense to form one family, an 
account of one is very incomplete without the other, and to simply 
have the records of these several families condensed into one con- 
nected volume for the benefit and pleasure of the family is the aim. 

Perfection for this work is not claimed; it is only hoped that 
the imperfections shall not utterly destroy the object and the friends 
hereof should pardon all imperfections. 

In spelling the name, some families have dropped the "s" and 
spell it "Wood." 



Son of English Trooper. 

Article 1. — -Tohii Woods, of County Meath, Ireland, was born there 
in about 1654. He married Elizabeth Worsop, in about 1681. 
Elizabeth AVorsop, his wife, was born Nov. 15, 1656. Of the 
children born to them were those named in the coming sections. 

Section 1. Elizabeth Woods, a daughter, born in Ireland about 
168 2, or prior thereto. She was married to Peter Wallace, a Scot- 
tish Highlander, in Ireland about 1705. Peter Wallace died some 
time in the early part of the eighteenth century, and his widow after 
his death, about the close of the first quarter of said century, with 
her children, accompanied by her brothers, Michael, William, James 
and Andrew Woods, emigrated from the north of Ireland to Amer- 
ica. She first stopped in Pennsylvania, where she remained some 
ten or fifteen years; then moved into Virginia and settled in Rock- 
bridge County just across Blue Ridge from where her brother 

J/isInn/ II ml ( Iriiriihij/n-s J So 

Michael and two of her sons lived. A fuller accounl will be found 
in Part IV, Chapter 1. 

Scftion 2. Michael Woods, a son, born in 1GS4, in the north of 
Ireland. He married Mary Campbell, of the Scottish Clan Camp- 
bell, of Art^ylshire, Scottland, about 1704 or 5. Died in 17G2. 
Further notice of whom will be had in Chapter 4, Part 11. 

Section :!. James Woods, a son, born in Ireland; immigrated 
wiih his widowed sister, Elizabeth Wallace, and brothci'S, .Michael, 
William and Andrew \Voods, from there to America. For further 
particulars of him see Woods-McAfee Memorial by Rev. Neander 
M. Woods. 

Section 4. William Woods, a son, born in Ireland and came 
along with his widowed sister, Elizabeth Wallace, and brothers, 
Michael, James and Andrew Woods, to America. For further par- 
ticulars see Woods-McAfee Memorial by Rev. Neander M. Woods. 

Section .5. Andrew Woods, a son, born in Ireland, and came 
with his widowed sister, Elizabeth Wallace, and brothers, Michael, 
James and William Woods, to America. For further particulars 
see Woods-McAfee Memorial by Rev. Neander M. Woods. 

CHAPTEl? 4. 

From Ireland to Albermarle County, Virginia, later called Michael 

Woods, of Blair Park. 

(Named in Chapter 3, Section 2.) 

Article 1. — Michael Woods, son of Joliii Woods, and Elizabeth 
Wor^cp, his wife, after his death known as IMichael Woods, of 
Blair I'ark, was born in the North of lr<>land, in abont IGT.l to 

In about the year 1704 or 5, he married Mary Campbell, of the 
Scottish Clan, Campbell of Argylshire, Scotland. He died in 1762. 
His wife died probably about 17 42. His will bears the date Nov. 
24, 1761, probated in the Albermarle, (Va.) County Court, at the 
June Term 17 62. 

Near the close of the first quarter of the Eighteenth century, he 
with his wife and children, and his widowed sister Elizabeth W'all- 
ace, and her children and his brothers, James, William and Andrew 
Woods, emigrated to America. Their first stop was probably in 
Pennsylvania, where he remanied a while and then moved with his 
family into Virginia, and settled at the Eastern base of the Blue 
Ridge, in what was then Goochland, now Albermarle County, just 
at the Gap in the mountain called "Woods Gap" and in after years 
"Jarman's Gap." 

Michael Woods, senior, and his son-in-law, William Wallace, in 
17 37, secured grants for more than 13 00 acres of land on Licking- 
hole, Mechum's River and Beaver Creek, embracing the present 
Mechum's depot, and Blair Park, (the old Woods homestead,) and 
at the same time Michael Woods, senior, purchased the 2000 acre 
patent of Charles Hudson on Ivy Creek. The first Presbyterian 

18(i Histori/ and Genealogies 

Church, was Mountain Plains, bulit near the confluence of Licking- 
hole Creek, and Medium's River, and named for and after Michael 
Woods 'plantation', and same still exists, having been converted in 
some way into a Baptist Church. 

When these people came to America they landed on the banks 
of the Delaware, spent some years in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, and thence ascended the valley of Virginia and crossed the 
Biue Ridge by Woods Gap, in 1734, and Michael Woods was, it is 
believed tihe first settler in Western Albermarle, and perhaps any 
where, along the East foot of the Blue Ridge in Virginia. His home 
was near the mouth of Woods Gap, for a long while has been known 
as Blair Park, but originalfy known as Mountain Plains. There 
he spent the rest of his life, which ended in 1762, his remains were 
buried about 100 yards from his dwelling. He is remembered now 
as Michael Woods of Blair Creek. He and his sons, and sons-in-law 
had as friends and neigbors, such noted persons as Colonel Peter 
Jefferson, surveyor and County or Lord Lieutenant of Albermarle 
County, his son, the statesman, Thomas Jefferson, author of the 
Declaration of Independence, and third President of the United 
States, Randolph Jefferson, General Lewis, James Munroe, fifth 
President of the United States, who bore witness to many legal 
documents for Michael Woods. 

A land grant the 4th, June 1737, to Michael Woods is in these 
words and figures: "George the second, by the Grace of God, of 
Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, to 
all whom these presents shall come, greeting: Know ye, that for 
divers good causes, and considerations, but, more especially for and 
in consideration of the sum of five shillings of good and lawful 
money for our use paid to our Receiver General, of our Revenues 
in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia we have given granted 
and confirmed, and by these presents for us our heirs and success- 
ors, do give, grant and comflrm unto Michael Woods, one certain 
grant, or patent of land containing four hundred acres, lying and 
being in the County of Goochland, on both sides of Lickinghole 
Creek, a branch of Medium's River, and bounded as followeth to 
wit: Beginning at a black oak and running thence south eighty 
six degrees, east three hundred and twenty five poles, crossing the 
creek, to Point^^rs, south nine degrees, east two hundred and fifty 
five poles, crossing Lickinghole Creek, lO Pointers north sixty eight 
degrees, west three hundred and ninety six poles, to a pine sapling, 
and north nine degrees, west one hundred and thirty five poles, to 
the first station, with all woods, under woods, swamps, marshes, low 
grounds meadows, floodings and his due share of all veins, mines 
and quarries as well discovered, as not discovered, within the bounds 
aforesaid, and being part of the said quantity of four hundred 
acres of land and the rivers, waters and water coui'3es therein con- 
tained, together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, 
fowling and all other profits, commodities and hereditaments what- 
soever, to the same, or any pwt thereof belonging, or in any wise 
appertaining to have and hold, possess and enjoy the said grant or 
parcel of land, and all other the before granted premises, and every 
part thereof, with their and every of their appurtenances unto the 
said Michael Woods, and his heirs and assigns forever. To the only 
use and benefit of him the said Michael Woods, his heirs and assigns 
forever. To be held of us, our heirs and successors, of our Mannor 
of Bast Greenwich in the County of Kent, in free and common soccage 
and not in capite, or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us. 

//ishiri/ mid di'iiciilui/it's 187 

our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land, and so pro- 
portionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee 
rent of one shilling yearly to be paid ui)on the feast of Saint Michael, 
the Arch-Angel, and also cultivating and inii)roving three acres part 
of every fifty acres the grant above mentioned within three years 
after the date of these presents. Provided always that if three years 
of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid, or if 
the said Michael Woods his heirs or assigns do not within the space 
of three years next coming after the date of these presents ( culti- 
vate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the grant, above 
mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly 
determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us, 
our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and i)remises with 
the appurtances unto such other person or persons as we, our Heirs 
and Successors shall think fit. 

In witness whereof, we have caused these our Letters Patent to 
be made; witness our trusty and beloved Wm. Gooch, Esquire, our 
Lieutenant Governor and Commander in chief of our said colony, 
and dominion at Williamsburg, under the seal of our said colony the 
4th day of June, one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven, in 
the fourth vear of our reign. 


The children of Michael Woods, and Mary Campbell, his wife: 

Section 1. Magdalene Woods, born 1706 died 1810, married 
John MacDowell, who was killed in 1743 in battle with the Shaw- 
anee Indians, at Balcony Falls, where the North comes into the 
James River. She married the second time Benjamin Borden. Jr. 
whom she survived, and married the third time Colonel John 
Bowyer. The subject of Chapter 5. 

Section 2. William Woods, born at Castle Dunshanglin, Ireland, 
in 1705. He took an active part in the Colonial wars, holding the 
rank of Colonel. He married Susannah Wallace, a daughter of Peter 
Wallace, Sr. and Elizabeth Woods his wife. (See Part Tv. Chap. Vii. 
Sec. 11.) The subject also, of Chapter Vi. 

Section 3. Michael Woods Jr., 1708-1777. He married Anne 
. The subject of Chapter XIII. 

Section 4. Hannah Woods, 1710 — , married Wm. Wallace, a son 
of Peter Wallace, Sr. and Elizabeth Woods, his wife. (See Part Iv. 
Chap. 11, Sec. 1, and Chap. III.) 

Section 5. Colonel John Woods, born in Ireland, Feb. 19, 1712, 
old style, married Susannah Anderson, a daughter of Rev. James 
Anderson, of Pennsylvania, in about 1742. He died Oct. 14, 1791. 
The subject of Chapter Xix. 

Section 6. Margaret Woods, 1714 — , married Andrew Wallace, a 
son of Peter Wallace Sr., and Elizabeth Woods his wife. (See Part 
Iv. Chap. 11, Sec. Iv. and Chap. Vi. 

Section 7. Richard Woods, 171.5-1779, married Jennie . The 

subject of Chapter 3 3. 

Section 8. Archibald Woods, 1716-1783, married Isabella ■ 

and raised a large family in Virginia. Fuller account in Chap. IV. 

Section 9.- Martha Woods, 1720-1790, married Peter Wallace 
Jr., son of Peter Wallace Sr., and Elizabeth Woods, his wife. (See 
Part Iv. Chap. XV.) 

Section 10. i-' Andrew Woods, 1722-1781, married Martha Poage. 
Fuller account in Chapter XXXVii. 

Section 11.* Sarah Woods, 1724-1792. married Joseph Laps- 
ley. Fuller account in Chapter XXXXVi. 

1S(S Histonj and Gnicalogies 


(Named in Chap. 4, Sec. 1.) 

Article 1. — Magdalene Woods, a daughter of ^lichael Woods, Senior, 
of Blair Park, and :Mary Campbell, his wife, was bom in 1706, 
and died in 1810. 

She married first Captain John McDowell, who fell in battle with 
the Shawanee Indians at Balcony Falls, where North River comes 
into the James, in 1743, she married secondly, Benjamin Borden Jr., 
whom she survived, and married the third time Colonel John Bowyer. 

From Waddell's annals of Auguta County, Virginia, page 37: 
"On the 28th of Feb. 1739, John McDowell, who settled in Borden's 
Grant, made oath at Orange Court 'that he imported himself, Magda- 
line, his wife, and Samuel McDowell, his son, and John Rutter, his 
servant, at his own charge from Great Britian in the year 1737, to 
dwell in this colony, and that this is the first time of proving their 
rights in order to obtain land pursuant to the royal instructions." 

Waddell further says, "Captain John McDowell, was a prominent 
Captain of a military force of Auguta County, in 1742. Ephraim 
McDowell, then an old man, was a member of his son John's com- 
pany. All grown men were enrolled without respect to age. 

"Capt. John McDowell did not long enjoy the honor and perform 
the duties of his office. He and seven of his men were killed in a 
fight with Indians on Dec. 14, 1742, on North River near Balcony 
Falls, within the present County of Rock bridge. A letter from 
Judge Samuel McDowell, son of Capt. McDowell, written to Colonel 
Arthur Campbell in 180S, gives a somewhat detailed account of 
this first conflict of whites with Indians. Judge McDowell states 
that about the first of Dec. 1742, a party of thirty three Delaware 
Indians came into the settlement in Borden's Grant, saying they 
were on their way to assail the Catawba tribe, with which they 
were at war. They professed friendship for the whites, and were 
entertained for a day by Captain McDowell, who treated them 
with whiskey." 

"From McDowell's they went down the south branch of North 
River and encamped seven or eight days. They hunted, went to the 
homes of white people, scaring women and children, taking what 
they wanted, and shot horses running at large. Complaint being 
made to Colonel Patton, the County Lieutenant, he ordered Captain 
McDowell to call out his company and conduct the Indians beyond 
the white settlement. The company consisted of thirty three or 
four men, and embraced all the settlers in what is now Rockbridge 
County. In the mean while the Indians moved their camp further 
south. The company of white men thirty three in number overtook 
the Indians ^and accompanied them beyond Peter Sailings, then the 
furthest white settlement. About one-half of the company were 
horseback, and the remainder on foot. One of the Indians was 
lame, and fell behind, all the whites passing him except one. The 
lame Indian left the path and went into the woods, and the white 
man who was in the rear fired his gun at him. Immediately the 
Indians raised the war-whoop and the fight began. As stated, the 

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Captain and seven of his men were killed. For a time the result 
was doubtful, but finally the Indians gave way, leaving seventeen 
of their men dead on the ground. The survivors took to the Blue 
Ridge, and pursued it till they reached the Potomac River. Several 
who were wounded died on the way and it was learned that only 
ten of them reached their home in Pennsylvania. The people of 
the settlement gathered on the field of slaughter and says Foote 
"took the men (eight) bloody corpses, on horse back and laid them 
side by side near McDowell's dwelling while they prepared their 
graves in overwhelming sorrow." 

"John McDowell's .grave may still be found in the family bury- 
ing ground near Timber Ridge Church, marked by a rough stone." 

Children of the first marriage of Magdalene Woods to Colonel 
John McDowell: 

Section 1. Judge Samuel McDowell, (See Chap. 1, Sec. Vi.) 
married Mary McClung. Their children: 

1. John McDowell; born in Virginia in 17.57: was a Revolution- 
ary soldier, and married his first cousin, Sarah McDowell (See 
Sec. 2): she died leaving issue, and he married the second time 
Lucy Le Grande, and moved to Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1784. 
He was a Major in the war of 1812. Children by first wife: 

1. James McDowell; married Susan Shelby. 

2. John McDowell; married Sarah McAlpin. 

3. Samuel McDowell; married Betsy Chrisman. 

4. Betsy McDowell; married William McPheeters. 

5. Mary McDowell; married Major Thomas Hart Shelby. 
Chldren by his second wife: 

6. Joseph Xash McDowell; married Miss Drake. 

7. Charles McDowell; married Miss Redd. 

8. Betsy McDowell; married Henderson Bell. 

9. Sallie McDowell; married James Allen. 

10. Lucy McDowell; married David M. Woodson. 

^2. James McDowell, born in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 
1760, was a Revolutionary soldier. He married Mary Paxton 
Lyle, daughter of John Lyle. In 1784, he moved to Fayette 
County, Ky. He was commissioned by Governor Shelby, Major 
in the war of 1812, and at the close of the war held the rank 
of Colonel. Their children; 

1. Isabella McDowell; married Dr. John Poage Campbell. 

2. Salie McDowell; married Oliver Keene, of Fayette County, 

Ky. He was a son of Francis Keene and Mary , his wife; 

of their children were: 

1. Sallie McDowell Keene; married Churchill Blackburn. 

2. Mary Keene; married George Boswell. 

3. Pauline Keene; married Judge Hickey. 

4. James McDowell; Keene. 

5. Christopher Greenup Keene. 

6. Oliver McDowell Keene; married Sallie Clay, grand- 
daughter of General Green Clay. Their children: 

1. Mary Keene; married James T. Shackelford. (See 
Part I, Chap. 11, Sec. 2.) 

2. Sidney Clay Keene. 

3. Samuel McDowell, was a Sergeant in Captain Trotters 
company in the war of 1812. He married Polly Chrisman of 
Jessamine County, Ky. 

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4. Juliet MacDowell; married Doctor Dorsey, of Fleming 
County, Ky. 

5. Hettie MacDowell; married John Andrews. 

6. Captain John Lyle McDowell, was a Captain in the war of 
1812. He married Nancy Vance Scott. He died in Frankfort, 
Ky., in 1878. 

3. Judge William MacDowell, was born in Rockbridge County, 
Va., March 9, 1762. He was of the Virginia Militia for a time 
during the Revolutionary War, though very young. He was an 
able lawyer. He came to Kentucky in 1784, and settled near 
Danville. In 17 87 he represented Mercer County in the Virginia 
Legislature. Under President Madison he was made District 
Judge of Kentucky. He died at Bowling Green, Ky., full of honors. 
He married Margaret Madison, a daughter of John Madison, an 
uncle of the President. Their children: 

1. Samuel I. McDowell; married Nancy Rochester, and left 

2. Lucinda McDowell; married Dennis Brashear. 

3. Mary McDowell, was the first wife of Major George C. 
Thompson, of Mercer County, Ky. 

4. William McDowell; married Miss Carthrae. 

5. Agatha McDowell; married James G. Birney (179 2-1857), 
a Kentucky lawyer of Mercer County, also a politican a grad- 
uate of Princeton. He was an enthusiastic advocate of the 
abolition of slavery, and Editor of the Philanthropist and 
secretary of the National Anti-Slavery Society, and in 1840 and 
1844, was the candidate of the Abolition or Liberty Party 
for President of the United States. (Die. Am. His. Jameson.) 
On May 9, 1810, John Patrick and wife, Elizabeth of Madison 
County, Ky., executed a deed of trust to William McDowell, and 
James Birney of Mercer County, Ky. and James Hagarty of 
Richmond, Va., to 200 acres of land near Richmond, Ky., which 
was released May 13, 1815. 

6. Eliza McDowell; married Nathaniel Rochester, of Bow- 
ling Green, Ky. 

4. Samuel McDowell was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, 
March 8, 1764. He was a Revolutionary soldier and was in the 
closing campaign at Yorktown. In 17 84 he moved to Kentucky 
and settled in Mercer County. He served in various expeditions 
against the Indians after coming to Kentucky. He was appointed 
by General Washington first U. S. Marshal for Kentucky, in 
1792, which office he continued to hold under Presidents Wash- 
ington, Adams and Jefferson. He married his kins woman, Anna 
Irvine. Their children: 

1. John Adair McDowell; born March 2 6, 1789, married Lucy 
Todd Starling. 

2. Abram Irvine McDowell; born April 24, 179 3; married 
Eliza Seldon Lord. 

3. William Adair McDowell; born March 21, 179 5, married 
Marriah Hawkins Harvey, a kinswoman, of Fincastle Virginia. 
He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Their children: 

1. Sarah Shelby McDowell; married Bland Ballard, the 
noted Louisville lawyer. 

2. Harry Clay McDowell; married Annette Clay. 

3. William Preston McDowell; married Kate Wright. 

4. Edward Irvine McDowell, Captain 15th Ky. Federal 
fell in battle in the late Civil War. 

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4. Unknown. 

5. Joseph McDowell; married Anne Bush. 

6. Alexander Keith McDonald; niai-ried, first, Priseilla Mac- 
Afee, a daughter of General Robert B. MacAfee, and secondly, 
Anna Haupt. 

7. Mary McDowell; married William Starling. 

8. Sallie McDowell; married Jeremiah Minter. 

5. Joseph McDowell, born Sept. 13, 1768. He came to Kentuc- 
ky at sixteen years of age. He took part In the Indian campaigns. 
He was in Brown's company, with Scotts expedition In 1791, and 
In both expeditions of General Hopkins in 1812. He was a mem- 
ber of Governor Shelby's staff and was with him at the battle of 
the Thames in 1S1:3. He died June 27, 1856. He married Sarah 
Irvine. Their children: 

1. Samuel McDowell; married first, Amanda Ball, and sec- 
ondly, Martha Hawkins, June 26, 1828; the second marriage 
occurred in Madison County, Ky. 

2. Anna McDowell; married Abraham I. Caldwell. 

3. Sarah McDowell; married Michael Sullivant of Columbus. 

4. Margaret Irvine McDowell; married Joseph Sullivant of 
Columbus. Ohio. 

5. Magdallne McDowell; married Caleb Wallace, of Danville, 

6. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the famous surgeon, was born 
in what is now Rockbridge County, Virginia, Nov. 11, 17 71. In 
1784, when thirteen years old, he came with his parents to Ken- 
tucky and settled In Danville. He spent two years, 1793-4, at 
Edinburg, studying medicine. He was the first to successfully 
perform In surgery the removal of Ovarian Tumor. He married 
Sarah Shelby, daughter of Governor Isaac Shelbv in 18 02. 
Their Children: 

1. Caleb Wallace McDowell; marled Miss Hall. He died in 

2. Mary McDowell; married Mr. Young. 

3. Miss Adaline McDowell; married Mr. Deatrlck, of Wash- 
ington County, Tennessee. 

4. Susan Hart McDowell; married Colonel David Irvine of 
Madison County, Ky. son of Colonel William Irvine, a pion- 
eer of Madison County, Ky. William Irvine was the first 
clerk of the Madison County and Circuit Courts, and Court of 
Quarter sessions, holding said offices until his resignation just 
a while before his death. He was succeeded by his son David 
Irvine, who held same a long while. 

The Irvine family is one of the most prominent families of 
Kentucky. Children of David Irvine and Susan Hart McDowell, 
his wife: 

1. Sarah J. Irvine; married Colonel Addison White, Sopt. 
4, 1841, a native of Virginia. Issue; 

1. Newton K. White. 

2. Shelby Irvine White. 

3. A daughter Mrs. Patton, the mother of Sue Palton 
married Richard White Miller. (See Part I, Chap. 14, 
Sec. 2.) 

Col. Addison White was at one time U. S. Congressman. 

2. Elizabeth S. Irvine; married her cousin, William M. 
Irvine, Nov. 3, 1846. (See Part HI, Chap. 7, Sec. 3.) 

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3. Isaac Shelby Irvine; married Bettie Hood. Colonel 
Irvine was an elegant, substantial gentleman, and had an 
elegant residence on West Main street in Richmond. He died 
at Carthage, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1906. His wife preceded him. 

4. David W. Irvine; a bachelor. 

5. Miss McDowell; married Maj. Anderson, of Boyle County, 
Ky. and moved to Missouri. 

7. Caleb Wallace McDowell, born April 17, 1774. He married 
his cousin, Elizabeth McDowell, daughter of Col. John McDowell, 
of North Carolina, and Margaret Moffett, his wife. Had onlv one 

1. Miss McDowell; married Joseph Chrisman, Jr., of Jess- 
amine County, Ky. 

8. Sarah xMcDowell; twin to 9. 

9. Magdaline McDowell; twin to 8. 

(8) Sarah married Caleb Wallace, who became one of the three 
first Justices of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, being his first 
wife; she had no children. 

(9) Magdaline married Andrew Reid, March 4, 1776, and 
remained in Virginia. 

10. Martha McDowell, born June 20, 1766. She married Col- 
onel Abraham Buford. He was at the battle of Point Pleasant, in 
Oct. 1774, and Lieutenant of milita in Buford County and Lieu- 
tenant Colonel in the Revolutionary Army. Their children: 

1. Charles S. Buford; married first. Miss Adair, daughter of 
Governor John Adair, and secondly, Lucy Duke, daughter of 
Dr. Bazil Duke, and Charlotte Marshall, his wife. 

2. William S. Buford; married Miss Robertson, daughter of 
Hon. George Robertson. 

3. Mary Buford; married James K. Duke. 

11. Mary McDowell, born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Jan. 
11, 1772. In 1784, she came with her parents to Ken- 
tucky. In Oct. 177 4, she married Alexander Keith Marshall, son 
of Colonel Thomas Marshall, of Revolutionary fame, and nephew 
of Chief Justice Marshall. Their children: 

1. Charles Thomas Marshall, born July 14, 18 00, married 
Jane Duke. 

2. James K. Marshall; married Catherine Calloway Hickman. 

3. Mariah Marshall; married James Alexander Paxton. 

4. Lucy Marshall; married her cousin John Marshall son of 
Captain Thomas Marshall. 

.5. Jane Marshall; married William Starling Sullivant, of 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Section 2. James McDowell; married Elizabeth Cloyd. Their 

1. Sarah McDowell; married her cousin, Major John McDowell, 
son of Judge Samuel McDowell. (See Sec. 1-1.) 

2. Elizabeth McDowell; married David McGavack, and they 
moved to Nashville, Tennessee. 

3. James McDowell, Colonel in the war of 1812, and he won 
honor and fame. He married Sarah Preston, daughter of Colonel 
William Preston, who was surveyor of Fincastle County, and had 
as assistants John Floyd, John Todd, — Douglas, Hancock Taylor, 
Hancock Lee and others, and who surveyed vast tracts of land 
in Kentucky from 1773 to 1785. Their children: 

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1. Susan McDowell; married Colonel William Taylor. 

2. Elizabeth McDowell; married Hon. Thomas H. Benton, 
the great Missouri Statesman, and who was in the U. S. senate 
a long time. Their children: 

1. Miss Benton; married General John C. Fremont. 

2. Miss Benton; married Colonel Richard T. Jacob of Ky. 

0. James McDowell, was a member of the U. S. House of 
Represenatives, and afterwards of the U. S. Senate, and then 
Chief Executive of Virginia. He was an eloquent orator. He 
married his first cousin Miss Preston, daughter of General 
Francis Preston, and Miss Campbell, his wife, daughter of Col. 
onel William Campbell, who commanded in the battle of King's 

Section 3. Sarah McDowell, married Colonel George Moffett. 
Their children: 

1. Margaret Moffett; married her cousin, Colonel Joseph Mc- 

2. Mary Moffett; married her cousin. Major Joseph McDowell, 
son of Hunting John McDowell. Their children: 

1. Colonel James Moffett McDowell, of Yancey County. 

2. John Moffett McDowell, of Rutherford County. 

3. Miss McDowell; married her cousin, Captain Charles Mc- 
Dowell, of Burke County. 

4. Miss McDowell; married her cousin Caleb McDowell, son 
of Samuel McDowell and Mary Clung, his wife. 

Mary Moffett McDowell after the death of her husband. Major 
Joseph McDowell married again, Captain John Carson, the noted 
Indian fighter, by whom she had a number of children, among 
them : 

5. Hon. Samuel P. Carson, of Burke County, North Carolina. 

3. Magdaline Moffett; married James Cochran. 

4. Martha Moffett; married Saptain Robert Kirk, of U. S. army. 

5. Elizabeth Moffett; married James Miller, owner of large 
Iron works, in Virginia. 

6. George Moffett: married Miss Gilkeson. They moved to Ky. 

7. James Moffett Jr; married Hannah Miller, sister to James 
Miller, husband of her sister Elizabeth. 

Children of Magdaline Woods, and her second husband, Benja- 
min Borden, Jr: 

Section 4. Martha Borden; married Benjamin Hawkins. Their 

1. Miss Hawkins; married John Todd, who fell in the battle 
of the Blue Licks, in Kentucky. 

2. Magdaline Hawkins: married Matthew Harvey. One child. 

1. Mariah Hawkins Harvey; married William A. McDowell. 
After the death of Benjamin Hawkins, his widow Martha Borden 
Hawkins, married Robert Harvey, an older brother of her daughter's 
husband, Matthew Harvey. 

Section 5. Hannah Borden, died young. 

It is unknown whether Magdaline Woods, McDowell, 

Borden, Bowyer, and her third husband. Colonel John Bowyer,. 

had any children or not. Benjamin Borden claimed under two pat- 
ents, one for .500,000 acres of land in what is known as the Borden 
Grant, and the other for 100,000 acres among the forks of the 
James River. 

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(Named in Chap. 4, Sec. 11.) 

Article 1. — William Woods, a son of Michael Woods, senior, of Blair 
Park and Mary C^anipbell his wife, was born at Castle Dunshang- 
lin, Ireland, in 1705. 

He emigrated to America with his father. He was a Lieutenant 
in the frontier Indian wars, in 175 8, from Albermarle County, Va. 
and was active in the Colonial wars, holding the rank of Colonel. 

His home was in Fincastle County, Va., where he died , leaving 

his last will and testament, bearing date . At that time Fin- 
castle County, embraced a very large territory. He married Susan- 
nah Wallace, a daughter of Peter Wallace, Sr. (who died in Ireland) 
and Elizabeth Woods, his wife (who when a widow emigrated to 
America, and died in Rockbridge County, Va. ) (See Part Iv. Chap. 1.) 

The children of William Woods, and Susannah Wallace, his 

Section 1. Adam Woods: married Anna Kavanaugh, according 
to some biographers. See Chapter 7 for further account, and Part 
Vii, Chap. 11, Sec. V. 

Section 2. Michael Woods, born perhaps about 1746. He mar- 
ried Hannah Wallace, a daughter of Andrew Wallace, and Margaret 
Woods, his wife. See Part IV, Chap. 3, Sec. 6.) In about the 
year 1780, he emigrated with his family to Kentucky, and first 
stopped at Crab Orchard Station, where he was living in 1781-2, when 
the incident or adventure occured at his house as narrated in Col- 
lins History of Kentucky, (See Item 4, of Chap. 1) and also des- 
cribed by the Tattler further on in this chapter. He afterwards 
moved to Madison County, Kentucky, and entered, surveyed, and pat- 
ented 1000 acres of land in Madison County, on Muddy Creek, adjoin- 
ing of James Bridges settlement and pre-emption claim on the lower 
side. On the 2.5th of Jan. 1822, he and his wife, being both dead, 
his heirs, namely: William Woods, and Ruth his wife, James Hutton 
and Hannah his wife, late Hannah Woods, James Woods, David 
Chevis and Polly, his wife, late Polly Logan (late Polly Woods), Sal- 
lie Smith, late Sallie Woods, and her husband, Thomas Smith, John 
Woods and Polly his wife, Adam Woods and Nancy his wife. Andrew 
Wallace Woods and Margaret, his wife, united in a deed, conveying 
to William Black, assignee of William Tinchner, 3 00 acres, part of 
the 1000 acres survey and patent aforesaid, except 30 acres, thereto- 
fore conveyed to Samuel Tinchner. See statement of the Tattler 
under subdiv- 3-1, of this section. The children of Michael Woods, 
and Hannah Wallace, his wife: 

1. William Woods; married Ruth Rinkead, Aug. 1, 1792. 

2. Hannah Woods: married James Hutton, Jan. 11, 1790. 

3. James Woods; married Betsy Embry Aug. 24, 1809. 

4. Polly Woods; married first Samuel Logan, and second 
David Chevis. 

5. Sallie Woods; married Thomas Smith, Dec. 13, 1804. 

6. John Woods, was twice married, first to Mary H. (or Polly) 
Thomas, July 2, 1812, in Madison County, Ky., and second to 

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Susan March. There was no issue of the second marriage. His 
home was near Milford or old town, on land, owned in his life 
time by the late Major .Tohn D. Harris, where he lived until his 
death. May, 13, 1845, leaving a last will and testament, bearing 
date, March 9, 1844, probated June 2, 1845. The children of 
the first marriage: 

1. Elizabeth Woods, born April 2.3, 1813, near Milford. or 
old town, in Madison County, Ky. She married Edward C. 
Boggs, Sept. 19, 1833. Their home was on the Big Hill Road, 
near the south eastern limits of the city of Richmond, Ky. where 
they died. The Tattler, of one of the Richmond papers pro- 
duced the lollowing: "Mrs. Elizabeth Woods Boggs, who was 
liorn April 23, 1813, about one mile from Milford, the first 
County seat of Madison County, is now living (since deceased) 
at the ripe age of seventy one, with her son, J. H. Boggs, about 
one mile east of Richmond. Mrs. Boggs' great uncle. Archibald 
Woods, among the first represenatives from this County in 
the Legislature, was sheriff in 1798, at the time of the County 
seat and Court House trouble, and removed the records from 
Milford to Richmond before the Anti-removal men arrived at 
the scene. Her grandfather, Michael Woods, and her grand- 
mother, whose maiden name was Hannah Wallace, were natives 
of Ireland, but having moved to Scotland, about the middle of 
the last century, emigrated from there to Virginia in about 1775 
and there her father, John Woods, was born, in 1777. (These 
dates are erroneous, Michael Woods, father came to 'America 
at a much earlier date. Michael was born in America, colony 
of Va. ) He was next to the youngest of four sons, William 
and Adam older, and Andrew, younger than himself, besides 
the four boys there were five girls in the family of Michael 
Woods when he removed from Virginia to Kentucky, in about 
17 80, and settled at Crab Orchard Station, and lived there at 
the Fort with other settlers. He was in all the seiges and fights 
at Crab Orchard Station, and frequently took part in the scouts 
and pursuits of the Indians to recover stolen property. He 
afterwards moved to his place near Milford or Old Town, on 
land now owned by Major Jno. D. Hari'is where he died. John 
Woods bought out the other heirs and lived there until his 
death. May 13, 184 5. 

William Woods, is described as being stout, over six feet 
tall and with red hair. He was a bold and fearless man, and 
continually in fights with the Indians, but seems to have been 
discreet enough, and never fool-hardy. At one time he was 
returning on horse back, from a hunt, when suddenly he found 
that the Indians were all around him, except on the side 
towards a ravine, having a fleet horse he considered that dis- 
cretion was the better part of valor, so he made him jump the 
ravine and thus escaped. 

Folly Woods, one of the girls of this family married Sam 
Logan, who was the first tanner ever in Richmond. (One Sam 
Logan, on he 18th of Oct. 1799, married Peggy Briscoe, a daugh- 
ter of Captain Wiliam Briscoe, and Elizabeth Wallace his wife 
of near Richmond, Ky. (See Part Iv, Chap IS, Sec. 1.) And 
Mrs. Boggs has many times heard her father tell the true story 
of an incident related in Collins History. One night, most 
likely in the spring of 1782, the Indians made a raid on the 
Station at Crab Orchard and stole all the horses. The next day 
all the men in and about the fort went in pursuit, leaving only 

196 History and Genealogies 

a negro with a lame hand at Mr. Woods cabin and a white man 
siclv in another cabin close by. The children had been going 
to and from the spring all morning and had noticed nothing 
suspicious, except their sagacious dog would walk slowly in 
the spring path and look towards the spring and growl, but 
never bark. Towards dinner time, Polly Woods, then seventeen 
years old, had gone with her little brother, John to a knoll, 
not far from the house to gather salad, and the negro man, was 
in the yard playing on a buffalo robe with little Betsy Woods, 
suddenly, Polly saw a huge Indian stealing up the spring path 
with his body bent, and on tiptoe leading a band of warriors, 
and she at once gave the alarm, at the top of her voice. The 
negro ran to the house in an instant to shut the door, but the 
Indian leader rushed in the door at the same time and there 
they clinched in a tremendous struggle, the negro being as 
good a wrestler as the Indian. During the scuffle at the door, 
little Betsy though only three years old, slipped in between 
them, in a minute or two they had gotten inside and Mrs. 
Woods, the mother of the family had secured the door. In 
one corner stood a rifle and the struggle was for the gun, the 
Indian forgetting to use his knife and tomahawk, which hung 
in his belt, but jabbering all the time to his companions out 
side who were trying to break down the door with their war 
clubs. Mrs. Woods ran for a knife near by, but seeing it was of 
no use seized the broad axe and hewed the Indian down. Utterly 
cutting him to pieces before they could stop her. Meanwhile 
Polly had rushed with her little brother to the house of the 
sick neighbor, who though hardly able to move, seized his rifle 
and shot one of the Indians out side. The savages then beat 
a hasty retreat, taking the dead body of their comrade with them. 
They had been concealed near the spring, and seized their oppor- 
tunity to slaughter the family, but failed. By the continual 
practice the sagacity of the lower animals in the old days was 
almost perfectly developed. The intelligent dog mentioned 
above was a very valuable animal. On one occasion William 
Woods with his twelve-year-old brother John, had gone to the 
salt works on Goose Creek, for salt, accompanied by this dog, 
on their return they had stopped for the night and had lighted 
a fire when this old dog looked back in the direction they had 
come and growled, but knew better than to bark knowing 
that Indians were about, William scattered the fire and came to 
the station, that night before stopping. A day or two after 
several men were killed in the same place by Indians. 

Mrs. Boggs had in her possession a box made of lignumvitae 
which belonged to her great grand father in Ireland, and was 
brought to America by her grand father when he came to Va. 
It is supposed to be two hundred years old. The children of 
Elizabeth Woods, and Edward C. Boggs: 

1. James Howard Boggs, was born in Madison County, 
Kv. at his parents home. He was one of General John H. 
Morgan's raiders during the Civil War, Co. F. 7, afterwards 
the 11 Ky. Cavalry, (Col. D. Waller Chenault), was in the 
famous Ohio raid where he was captured, and made his escape 
from Camp Douglas. It was almost next to impossible to 
hold him a prisoner, his cunning and shrewd sagacity and 
determination worked to that end. He married Mary C. 
Pigg, a daughter of Johnson Pigg, and lived in Madison 
County, Ky. and after his father's death, owned and occu- 

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pied his fathers old home, until several years ago, he sold 
out and moved to near Nicholasville in Jessamine County, 
Ky. where he now owns a farm and is a breeder of Black 
Poll Cattle, South dow-n sheep, and Angora goats. 

2. Elizabeth .1. Boggs; died at nine years of age. 

3. Phoebe A. Boggs; married James M. Bowen. 

4. Elizabeth Jane Boggs: married firstly, Mr. Adams, and 
secondly B. D. Miller. 

2. Curtis J. Woods, died unmarried. 

o. Sophia Woods: married Perry Hari)er, Feb. 29, 1836. 

4. John C. Woods: married Miss Gillispie. 

5. Jason Woods; married Susan Lipscomb. 

6. Lavinia Woods; married Jacob Bronston, brother to 
Thomas S. Bronston, known as "Little Tom." 

7. Adam Woods: married Nancy Hancock, March 18, 1802. 

8. Andrew Wallace Woods: married Margaret . 

9. Betsy Woods, mentioned by the Tattler, but who was prob- 
ably dead in 18 22, when Michael Woods heirs joined in the deed 
to William Black, assignee of William Tinchner, for her name is 
silent in the deed, or the latter was probably mistaken in the 
staement that the child was named Betsy. (One Elizabeth Woods 
married Talton Taylor, Feb. 4, 1802 and one Elizabeth Woods 
married James Moberly, Sept. 28, 1816.) 

Section 3. Peter Woods, 1762, came from Virginia to Madison 
County, Ky.. with his wife, Jael Kavanaugh, a daughter of Charles 
Kavanaugh, senior, (who died in Madison County, Ky. in 1796) and 
An his w^ife, he was one of the executors of his father-in-law's will. 
He was a pioneer Baptist preacher, and lived for a number of years 
in Madison County, Ky. where he solemnized a great number of 
marriages and in about the year 1808, went to Tennessee, where he 
remained until about 1819, and removed to Cooper County, Miss- 
ouri, where he died in 1825, leaving many descendants. On Aug. 23, 
178 6, one Peter Woods was recommended by the Madison County, 
Ky., Court, to the Governor, as a proper person to be commissioned 
Lieutenant of milita in Madison County. (See Part Vii. Chap. XIv.) 

Section 4. John Woods, was a soldier in the Indian wars, and 
in the Revolutionary army. He married Abigail Estill, a daughter 
of Captain James Estill, and Mary Ann his wife. He came from 
Virginia to Madison County, Ky. in the early pioneer days, and in 
17S4, he in company with Samuel Estill, Azariah Martin, William 
Kavanaugh and others went in pursuit of Indians near the mouth 
of Station Camp Creek and the Little Picture Lick, described by 
Azariah Martin in his deposition. About the year 1808, he moved 
with his family to Tennessee, where he died in 1815. Mary Ann 
Estill's will mentions her children, Samuel, Wallace, William, Isaac, 
Abigail wife of John Woods, and the will is witnessed by Peter 
Woods and Susannah Shelton. 

Section 5. Andrew Woods, born 1747, married Hannah Reid, of 
Virginia, but they had no children, so said. In the early pioneer 
days he came to Madison County, Ky., where he lived till about the 
year 1808, when he moved to Tennessee where he died in 1815. He 
was also a Baptist minister. Madison County Court Order: 

"Oct. 28, 1788. On the motion of Andrew Woods, his ear mark, 
towit, a crop in the right ear, and a slit in the left ear, is ordered 
to be recorded. 

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Section 6. Archibald Woods, was born in Albermarle County, Va. 
Jan. 29, 1749. He married Mourning Shelton, a daughter of William 
Shelton, and Lucy Harris his wife, Aug. 15, 1773. (See Part 111, 
Chap. 3, Sec. Vi.) A fuller history is given in chapter Viii. 

Section 7. William Woods, born Dec. 31, 174 4, and known as 
Beaver Creek William Woods: married first, his cousin, Sarah 
Wallace, and second Mrs. Anna Reid, also his cousin. Further 
history of them will be found in chapter 12. 

Section 8. Sarah Woods, 1761-1851, married Mr. Shirkey. 

Section 9. Susan Woods. 

Section 10. Mary Woods; married George Davidson. 

Section 11. Hannah Woods; married William Kavanaugh, 
son of Charles Kavanaugh, senior (who died in Madison County, Ky. 
in 1796) and Ann his wife. (See Part Vii, Chap Viii.) 

Section 12. Elizabeth Woods, married Philemon Kavanaugh, 
another son of the above named Charles Kavanaugh senior, and 
Ann his wife. (See Part Vii, Chap. IV.) 


(Named in Chap. 6, Sec. 1.) 

Article 1. — Adam Woods, a son of William AVoods, and Sn.sannah 
Wallace, his Avife, a<'<'«)i'ding; to sketcli by Col. Cliarles A. R. 
Woods, married Anna Kavanansh. See Part 11, Cliap. 11, 
Section V.) 

He came from Virginia to Madison County, Ky. in the early 
pioneer days, his wife died, and he went to Howard County, Miss- 
ouri, where he died in 18 26. He was a minister of the Baptist 
Chuch. On the 6th of March 1809, he and his wife Anna conveyed 
to their son Patrick Woods, land in said County, for the consider- 
ation of one dollar and love and affection for their son, and on the 
5th of May, 1809, they conveyed to their son, Adam Woods, Jr 
lands on Tates Creek in said county. Their children: 

Section 1. William Woods; married Susan B. Clark, a daughter 
of Benjamin Clark and Jane Mullins his wife. (See Fart V, Chap. 
13, Sec. 7.) A fuller history of him will be found in Chapter 49. 

Section 2. Patrick Woods; married firstly, Rachel Cooper, in 
Madison County, Ky. July 19, 1892, and secondly, Frances Dulaney 
in the same county, Feb. 6, 1813. She was a daughter of Joseph 
Dulaney and Frances his wife. His name appears on the Madison 
County, Ky. Court records. He emigrated to the Louisiana Terri- 

Section 3. Archibald Woods; married his cousin, Mary Wallace, 
a daughter of Michael Wallace and Jane Bratton, his wife. (See 
Part IV, Chap. 7, Sec. 4.) They emigrated to Missouri. 

Section 4. Michael Woods, served in Colonel Slaughters reg- 
iment of Kentucky mounted men in the war of 1812. He was never 

itisLuni mill (icHcttUxjics lljlj 

Section 5. Peter Woods, moved from Kentucky to Clay County, 
Missouri in IS! 5. and tiiere reared a large family. 

Section (>. John Woods, M. D. moved to California aficr Die 
Mexican War. 

Section 7. Hannah Woods, became the second wife of Colonel 
Barbee J. Collins. (See Part IV, Chap. XX, Sec. 1.) 

Section S. Anna Woods; married Mr. Brown in Kv. prior to 

Section 9. Susan Woods; married Colonel Richard Mullens, and 
moved to California. (See Part V, Chap. Xlll, Sec. V.) 

Section 10. Sallie Woods; married .Judge Austin Walden, 
of Missouri. 

Section 11. Adam Woods, Jr. On the 5th of May, 1S09, .A.dam 
Woods, and his wife Anna conveyed to their son, Adam Woods, Jr. 
lands on Tates Creelv in Missouri County, Ky. 

On March S, 1802, one Adam Woods, married Mary Hancock. 

On March 24, 1807, one Adam Woods, married Polly Kerley. 

Aug. 26, 1817, one Adam Woods married Betsy Crigler. 

Madison County Court Order: 

"Feb. 28, 1787. On the motion of Adam Woods, his ear mark, 
to wit; a half cro]) in the right ear, and a slit in the left, is or- 
dered to be recorded." 


(Named in Sec. 6, Chap. 6, Part II.) 

Article 1. — Archibald AV'oods, a son of AVilliani Woods, and Snsan- 
itah Wallace, his wife, was born in Alberniarle County, Virginia, 
Jan. 29, 1740, he married Aug. 5, 1773, to ^louvning Sheltou, a 
daughter vi William Sheltctn and Tjuey Harris, his wife. She was 
born in 175G, and died Sept. 7, 1817. (Se*- Part III, Chai>. 8, 
Sec. 6-1.) 

Extract from Hon. John D. Goodloe's Publication: 
"The aforesaid Archibald Woods, son of William Woods, and 
Susannah Wallace Woods, was born in what is now Alberniarle 
County, Va. on Jan. 29, 1749, and married Aug. 5, 177.",, (o Mourning 
Shelton, daughter of William Shelton, and Lucy Harris Shelton, she 
being a daughter of Major Robert Harris and Mourning Glenn Harris. 
In 1774, Archibald Woods, moved to Monroe County, Va. from 
Montgomery County, Va. He entered the military service of the 
Colonial Government as Captain of Virginia militia, and at once set 
out from what is now Munroe County, Va., under Col. Russell, on a 
march of 2 00 miles to the relief of Fort Watauga. This expedition 
lasted about six weeks, and the return march was hastened by an 
express bringing the intelligence that the Shawnee Indians had com- 
menced hostilities. On reaching home he found the people forted, 
and he was placed in command of the fort and local defenses, until 
spring. After this except, during intervals of inclement winter 
weather, he was almost constantly employed in the frontier defen- 
ses, first under Colonel Samuel Lewis, and then under Colonel 

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Andrew Donnelly, and lastly under Colonel James Henderson, 
until after the surrender of Cornwallis in 1781. He then surrendered 
his commission as Captain of Virginia militia to the Greenbriar Coun- 
ty Court and never saw it afterwards. He first came to Kentucky in 
1781. He returned to Virginia in Feb., 1782, and removed with his 
family to Estill Station, Madison County, Ky., in the fall of that year. 
The next year, 17 83, he made his first Kentucky crop, on Pumpkin 
Run, where he had contracted with Col. Estill for 400 acres of land, 
including a spring represented to be ever lasting, but the spring 
going dry that year, the contract with Colonel Estill was canceled, 
and in Jan. 1784, he bought land on Dreaming Creek, a few miles 
north of the present site of Richmond, where he built Woods Fort, 
and there Hved between 2 5 and 26 years. The first land he bought 
In Madison County, Ky. is described by him in a deposition as 
"1000 acres of as good land as any in the Estill Station survey," 
and "the price paid for it was a rifle gun." 

The original commission of Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, 
appointing him with nine others "Gentlemen Justices of the Peace 
for Madison County, Ky., to take effect Aug. 1, 1785, the natal day 
of the County is still preserved, was in the possession of Judge 
William Chenault of Richmond, Ky. now deceased. The same doc- 
ument, also appoints the same persons, "Gentlemen Commissioners 
of Oyer and Terminer" with full jurisdiction to try and punish 
slaves for all penal and criminal offenses, including the infliction 
of capital punishment. 

He was still a magistrate in 179 8, and as such voted for the 
removal of the County seat from Old Town, (Milford) and presided 
at the Court that established and named the town of Richmond 
making it the County seat, and became one of its first trustees. 
He was appointed sheriff of Madison County May 4, 1801. After a 
long litigation and possession of a quarter of a century, he was 
finally evicted of his home and land on Dreaming Creek in a suit 
brought by one Patrick, and being disgusted with the land laws of 
Kentucky that in the afternoon of his life took from him his home 
and bulk of his estate on a mere technicality, he moved with his fam- 
ily, in the fall of 1809, to Williamson County, on Beans Creek, Mid- 
dle Tennessee. In that state his wife, Mourning Woods, died Sept. 
7, 1817, aged 61 years and 8 months. 

On Jan. 30, 1818, he married Dorcas Henderson, and lived for 
a time in Franklin County, Tenn. This marriage proved to be 
a very unhappy one. and a separation having occured he returned 
to Madison County, Ky., in 1820. 

In Jan 1833, being then a feeble old man of 84 years and well 
nigh stripped of his property, he filed an application at Washing- 
ton for a pension for military services in the war of independence, 
and was promptly granted a pension of $480 per annum, to date 
from March 4, 1831. But for the affidavits of himself and witnesses 
then living in this application and the pension no ))roof could be 
had of his military service except the Virginia military land warrant. 

He died Dec. 17, 1836, at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 
17 days, at the residence of his son, Archibald, Fort Estill Madison 
County. Ky.: his will bears date March 17, 183 6, probated June 2, 
1837. The remains of himself and his first wife. Mourning Shelton, 
were interred in the family burying ground about two miles northeast 
of Richmond, not far from the residence on Otter Creek, now owned 
and occupied by Jeptha Chenault, but were subsequently many years 
ago removed and re-interred in the Richmond Cemetery, where they 
now rest. 

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Archibald Woods, senior, was a fine specimen of the old Virginia 
gentleman. He maintained his carriages, horses and driver up to 
his death. He was a man of marked intelligence, great personal 
pride and dignity, the hospitality of his home was proverbial, and 
his life, public and private, was pitched on the highest ideals of 
manhood and patriotism. The children born to Archibald Woods, 
senior, and Mourning Shelton, his wife, are set forth in the coming 

Section 1. Lucy Woods, a daughter, born Oct. 25, 1774, married 
Wiiriam Caperton, Dec. 15, 1790. Further account will be found 
in Chapter IX, Part 11. 

Section 2. William Woods, a son, born March 22, 1776, married 
Mary Harris, Jan. 13, 1802. ( See Part IH, Chap. IXr) Further 
account will be found in Chapter X, Part 11. 

Section :!. Susannah Woods, a daughter, born June 111, 1778, 
married William Goodloe, Feb. 23, 179 6, died Oct. 2, 1851. Further 
account will be found in Chapter 11, Part 11. 

Section 4. Mary Woods, a daughter, born July 31, 1780, married 
Colonel Barbe Collins June 25, 1795, died July 23, 1822. Besides 
other children not mentioned in Archibald Woods' will she had a 

1. William Collins. 

Section 5. Sarah Woods, a daughter, born Jan. 31, 17 83. Died 
April 2 4, 1785. 

Section 6. Archibald Woods, a son, born Feb. 19, 178 5, mairied 
Elizabeth C. Shackelford, Oct. 10, 1810. Served in the House of 
Represenatives, Kentucky general assemblv 1816-1817, 1820-4, and 
in the .senate 182 6-9. 

Section 7. Anna Woods, a daughter, born Jan. 27, 1787, mar- 
ried Thomas Miller, July 29, 1806. moved to Tenn. (See Part 1, 
Chap XIv, Sec. 111.) 

Section 8. Thomas Woods, a son. born Mav 5, 1789. Died Oct. 
29, 1806. 

Section 9. Ann Woods, a daughter, born Mav 15, 1791. Died 
May 15, 1791. 

Section 10. Mourning Woods, a daughter, born April 2, 1792, 
married Garland B. Miller, Jan. IS, 1810. (See Part 1, Chap. XIv, 
S(-c. V.) 


(Named in Sec. 1, Chap. 8, Part II.) 

Ai'ticlo 1 . — Lucy W^tods, a tlaughter of Archibald AVoods, senior, and 
>I<)iirninf> Shelton, his wife, was born Oct. 25, 1774, she married 
AVilliam Caperton, Dec. l;J, 1790. 

The persons named in the coming sections were the issues of the 

Section 1. Archibald Caperton. 

Section 2. Hugh Caperton. 

Section 3. Thomas Shelton Caperton. 

Section 4. William H. Caperton, born in Madison County. Ky. 

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in March, 17 98, was under Gen. Jackson in the Creek campaign when 
only sixteen years of age. President Filmore appointed him U. S. 
District Attorney for the District of Kentucky. Among Kentucky's 
eminent lawyers none were more gifted. He was a born orator; his 
features were handsome, and form graceful, a great lawyer, a true 
and earnest advocate. He married Eliza Estill, a daughter of James 
Estill and his wife, Mary, a daughter of Judge Robert Rodes. The 
issues of this marriage were : 

1. Woods Caperton; was murdered in Richmond, Ky., by the no- 
torious Frank Searcy. 

2. Mary P. Caperton, who married Leonidas B. Talbott. 

3. Col. James W. Caperton, a successful and prominent lawyer of 
the Richmond Bar, one of the wealthiest residents of the county, 
who married Miss Katherine Cobb Phelps, in Oct. 1S90. (See Part 
HI, Chap. 3, Sec. 7, B. 1-1.) 

Section 5. Green Caperton. 

Section 6. John Caperton, a son of whom, A. C. Caperton, is 
a Baptist preacher, of Louisville, Ky. 

Section 7. Andrew Caperton. 

Section S. Hulda Caperton; married her cousin Andrew Woods. 

Section 9. Susan Caperton; married Wallace Wilson. 

Section 10. Milton T. Caperton, a Baptist preacher of Austin, 
Texas; lived to be a very old man, having recentlv died. 



(Named in Sec. 2, Chap. 8, Part II.) 

Article 1 — William Woods, a son of Arcliibald AVoods, senior and 
Mourning' Shelton, his wife, wa-; horn ^larch 22, 1770, died 
July 8, 1840. 

He on the 13th day of January 1802, was married to Mary Harris, 
a daughter of Robert Harris, and Nancy Grubbs his wife, she was 
born Jan. 2, 1780, died Jan. 17, 1838. (See Part III, Chap. 9.) He 
left Madison County, Ky., and went to Tennessee and located, and 
remained there until his death. In 18 07 he and Nathan Lipscomb, 
as commissioners of the Court, took the deposition of Samuel Estill. 
The issues of the marriage are given in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Nancv Woods, born Jan. 21, 1803, died Thursdav 
Oct. 11, 1804. 

Section 2. Archibald Woods, born Feb. 20, 1804; married Sal- 
lie G. Caperton, June 15, 18 30. 

Section 3. Samiramus Shelton Woods, born Sept. 1, 1805; 
married John M. Kavanaugh, a son of William Woods Kavanaugh, 
and Elizabeth Miller. (See Part VII. Chap. V, Sec. V, and Part 1 
Chap. 14, Sec. 7.) she died the 16th of Sept. 1841. 

Section 4. Lucy Woods, born Feb. 22, 1807. 

Section 5. Mourning Woods, born Oct. 6, 1808. 

Section 6. Thomas Harris Woods, born Aug. 31, 1810; married 

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Appoline Miller, Feb. 28, 1832. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. lu, where 
their children are set forth.) 

Section 7. Robert Han-is Woods, born May 2 9, 1S12; died 
May 7, 1821. 

Section 8. AVilliani Crawford Woods, Ijorn .Xpril 1, 1814; 
married Sarah Ann Boyce, Dec. 14, 1843. A daughter, Susan Woods, 
married Matt M. Bearden, proprietor of the Elk River Mills, Fay- 
etteville, Lincoln County, Tenn. 

Section 9. .John Christopher Woods, born Feb. 8, 1817, was 
deaf and dumb; died Aug. 27, 183 8. 

Section 10. Mary Ann Woods, born Feb. 20, 1S19; married 
John M. Miller, Aug. 28, 1835. 

Section 11. Elder James Gooodloe Woods,, born Feb. 2, 1823; 
married Susan Boyce, Nov. 30, 1843. He was living in May 1887, 
and several years thereafter, for we visited him at that time at 
Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn. He died Oct. 19, 189.5. He was 
an old Baptist preacher, and his membership was at Buckeye 
Church about three and a half miles from Fayetteville, it has a 
large membership, we attended serivces there May 15, 18 87. His 

second wife was Lou , died July 9, 1905. The children of Rev. 

James Goodloe Woods and Susan Boyce, his wife, are: 

1. James H. C. Woods, lives near Buckeye Church about three 
and a half miles of Fayetteville, Tenn. 

2. William Ed. Woods. 


3. Woods. 

4. Mattie Woods; married Fleming. 

The wives of Wm. Crawford Woods, and Elder James Goodloe 
Woods, viz: Sarah Ann Boyce and Susan Boyce, were first cousins 
to Sarah R. Dismukes, the wife of Garland B. Miller, of Part I. Chap. 
14, Sec. IV.-V. 

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(Named in Chap. 8, Sec. 3.) 

Article 1. — Susannah Woods, a daughter of Archibald AVoods, senior, 
and Mourning' Sheltoii, his wife, was born June 13, 1778, 

She married William Goodloe, Feb. 2.3, 1796; she died Oct. 2, 
1851. She was a woman of strong mind, very domestic, and a splen- 
did governess. Wm. Goodloe's mother was named Sarah, who 
died in Madison County, Ky. in 1814, and he had a sister, Eliz- 
abeth .Jones, and one Elizabeth Jones died in the same County in 
1815. Their children: 

Section 1. John Goodloe, born Dec. 12, 1796: died Mch. 20, 

Section 2. Sallie Short Goodloe, born 1798: married Howard 
Williams. They moved to Missouri in 184 6. Their children: 

1. David Williams, born Sept. 15, 1826: died Sept. 25, 1827. 

2. William Goodloe Williams, a daughter, born Aug. 6, 1832; 
died Feb. 25, 1833. 

3. Elizabeth Williams: married John Woods Barclay, Feb. 
12, 1846. 

4. John Williams: married Theresa George. 

5. Archibald Woods Williams: married Kate Waddell. 

6. Almira Williams: married Dr. Atchison, of Lexington, Mo. 

7. Ann Wiliams, the second wife of Rev. Edmund H. Burnam. 

8. George Williams. 

9. Jefferson Williams. 

Section 3. Mourning Goodloe, born — . She married Mitchell 
Royster, Mr. Royster was born Nov. 11, 1793. Children: 

1. William Royster. 

2. Woodson Royster. 

3. David Royster, born March 15, 1823; died March 16, 1823 
Mitchell Royster died, Sept. 28, 1823, and his widow, Mourning 

Goodloe Royster, married James W. Dudley. Their Children: 

4. Susannah Dudley; married Thomas Wallace. 

5. Mariah Dudley, married Joe McCann. 

6. Sarah Dudlev; married Noah Ferguson. 

7. Ann Russell Dudley, born Oct. 21, 1832; died Sept. 4, 1833. 

8. Caroline Dudley, born Feb. 6, 1835; died May 10, 1835. 

Section 4. Archibald Woods Goodloe, born Nov. 9, 1803. He 
married Martha Maria Ann Estill, a daughter of James Estill. 
(See Part IH, Chap. Ill, Sec. VII.) Aug. 23, 1825. Children: 

1. Anna Goodloe. 

2. Mary Eliza Goodloe; married Dulaney Lackey. (See Part I, 
Chap. 14, Sec. X, and Part III, Chap. Ill, Sec. VII.) 

3. Archibald Woods Goodloe; married a beautiful and rich 
New Orleans girl. 

Martha Estill Goodloe, died, and Archibald Woods Goodloe 
married the second time Catherine Sessions of Mississippi. Children: 

4. Annie Goodloe. 

5. Kate Goodloe. 

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Section 5. Judge William C. Goodloe, l)orn in 1805, was an 
eminent lawyer, and jurist. He was judge of the Circuit Court of 
the district of which the County of Madison formed a part. He 
married Almira Owsley. Their Children: 

1. Mariah Elizabeth Goodloe; married William Barrett. Their 

1. Mary Barrett: married Hon. John Speed Smith, a son of 
General John Speed Smith and Eliza Clay, daughter of General 
Green Clay, his wife. Mr. Smith was a very prominent and 
popular citizen of Madison County, Ky. He represented the 
county in the State Legislature at one time; was a Mason and 
Grand Master of the G. L. of Ky. 

2. John Barrett, late Post master of Louisville, Ky. Attor- 
ney at law; died Nov., 1906, at Montrose, Col. 

3. Will G. Barrett; married Miss Brooke Burke, of Owens- 
boro, Ky. 

4. Lizzie Barrett; married Fred Manier, of Harlan, Kansas. 

2. Susannah Goodloe; marled R. H. Johnson. Their Children: 

1. Almira Johnson; married John Osborne. 

2. Will Johnson; married Ida Myers. 

3. Mildred Johnson; married John Campbell. 

4. Curran Johnson; (twin) married Miss Allie — . 

5. Harvey Johnson, (twin). 

6. Elizabeth Johnson; maried Ed. Moore. 

7. Archibald Johnson; married Miss Julia — . 

3. Amanda Goodloe; married John Craig, a substantial farmer 
and citizen of Boyle County, Ky. living near the city oi Danville, 
on a fine rich farm. Their Children: 

1. Almira Craig; married Alexander " Irvine. 

2. Lettie Craig; married Marshall Allen. 

3. Elizabeth Craig. 

4. Sallie Short Goodloe; married, July 5, 1854, Dr. Curran 
C. Smith, son of Colonel John Speed Smith, whose wife was a 
daughter of General Green Clay. Col. Smith had a national rep- 
utation: was aide-de-camp to General William Henry Har- 
rison during the Indian wars, and was buried with 
military honors. Dr. Smith is now dead, but was a 
splendid physician in his day. His widow now lives in Rich- 
mond, and is a remarkably intelligent woman, but her hearing 
is almost gone. She is a kind, good woman, fond of 
literature, and strongly attached to her friends, and much ad- 
mired for her qualities. Their children: 

1. Mary Spencer Smith, the second wife of Dr. George 
W. Evans, they live on North street in Richmond, Ky. The 
mansion which they own and in which they live was built by 
Mrs. Evans' grandfather, the late Col. John S])eed Smith. 

2. Almira Smith; married Rev. Henry M. Rogers. 

3. John Speed Smith, has been for a number of years, and is 
now holding a position in the service of the Federal Govern- 
ment, at Washington City. 

4. Elizabeth Barrett Smith; married Judge James M. Benton, 
now Judge of Circuit Court of the Judicial District of Kentucky, 
of which the County of Madison forms a part. They live 
in Winchester. Ky. (See Part VII, Chap. 18.) 

5. Curraline Smith, (twin) teacher in the Caldwell High 
school in Richmond Ky. 

6. Willie Smith, daughter, (twin) deceased. 

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5. William Owsley Goodloe; married Victoria Payne. Children: 

1. Mary Goodloe; married Will Wearren, of Louisville, Ky. 

2. Elizabeth Goodloe. 

3. Almira Goodloe; married Robert Hoskin. His wife, Vic- 
toria Payne Goodloe, died, and Rev. William Owsley Goodloe 
married again, Ida Rainey. Their children: 

4. Annie Goodloe; married de Graff e Billings. 

6. Caroline Boyle Goodloe; married William L. Xeale. Their 

1. William Goodloe Xeale, died. 

2. Mary Neale; married Dr. N. L. Bosworth, of Lexington, Ky. 

7. Archibald Woods Goodloe; married Fannie Edgar. No 

8. Mary Goodloe: married James Edgar. Their children: 
1. Goodloe Edgar; married Mary McComis. 

Section 6. Harry Goodloe, married Emily Duncan, Nov. 29, 
1831. Their children: 

1. Elizabeth Goodloe, born — , died — . 

2. Lucy Duncan Goodloe, born — , died — ; she married Hon. M 
R. Hardin, late Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of Ky. issue: 

1. Harry Goodloe Hardin, born — , died 1857. 

3. Major W^illiam Goodloe, born — . He was a Major in the 
Federal Army during the Civil War; died — . 

4. Emma Harris Goodloe, born — . She married George H. Sim- 
mons of Bardstown, Ky. they settled in Owensborough, Ky. Mr. 
Simmons was a tobacconist; he died — . His widow now lives in 
Owensborough, and owns a valuable farm near the city. Their 

1. Harry Goodloe Simmos. 

2. Emily Duncan Simmons. 

5. John Duncan Goodloe, born — ; married first, Jennie Faulk- 
ner White of Danville, Ky. (See Part VIL Chap V, Sec. V) and 
secondly, Nellie Gough of Lexington, Ky. Children of first 

1. George W. Goodloe; married Mary Keene Shackelford. 
(See Part L Chap. 11, Sec. 2.) 

2. Paul Goodloe. 

3. John Goodloe. 

4. Jane Goodloe. 

6. Harry Goodloe, born — ; was a Confederate soldier and fell 
in battle at Green River Bridge, 186 — . 

7. David Short Goodloe, born — , died — . 

Section 7. Elizabeth Goodloe; married General John Miller. 
(See Part L Chap. VH.) 

Section 8. David Short Goodloe; married Sallie Ann Smith, 
daughter of Colonel John Speed Smith, Dec. 3, 1835. Children: 

1. Speed Smith Goodloe; married Mary Shreve; born in 1837. 

2. Casius Clay Goodloe, born in 1839, died in 1840. 

3. William Goodloe, born in 1841, now deceased, married 
Mary Mann. 

4. David Short Goodloe, born in 1843, unmarried. 

5. Green Clay Goodloe, born in 1845; married Bettie Beck. 

6. Percy Goodloe. born in 1848, died in 1849. 

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Section it. Thomas Goodloe; married Mary Ware, an excellent 
woman, both died, leaving no children. 

Section 10. Octavius Goodloe, born April 21, ISl fi. He died 
March 22, 1S47. He married Olivia Duncan. .June 1, ISoT. Their 

1. Duncan Goodloe, born in ls;J7, died in 1903. 

2. Emma Olivia Goodloe, born in 1839; married Mr. Richard 
Gregory. She is a widow, now living in Garrard Copnty, Ky. 

3. William Goodloe, a lawyer of Danville, Ky. He married 
Miss — . He died in 1S99. 

Mrs. Olivia Duncan Goodloe was a daughter of .John Duncan 
and l^ucy White his wife. 

Section 11. Lucy Ann Goodloe: married David P. Hart, .June 
7, 1838. Had one daughter: 

1. Susan Hart, born in 1S39: at the age of twenty eight years, 
she married Edmund Shelby. They live in Lexington, Ky. 

Section 12. George Goodloe, born March 28, 1819: died Oct. 
13, 1836. 

Known as Beaver Creek William Woods. 
(Named in Chapter 6, Sec. 7.) 

Article 1. — William Wt)odrs, a son of William W^oods, and Susannah 
Wallace, his wife, and kno^^^l as Beaver Creek William Woods, 
of Alherinai'le County, Va., was born in Pennsylvania, on the 
;Jlst, day of Dec. 1744. 

His parents took him with them to Va. in the following March. 
In Albermarle County he died in 18 37, aged 92 years. He was a 
man of tine sense and excellent character. He married first Iiis 
cousin, Sarah Wallace, (See Part IV.) whom he survived, and 
married the second time, another cousin, Mrs. Ann Reid, (See Chap. 
48) whom he also survived, and entered a third time into the holy 
bonds of matrimony with Mrs. Nancy Jones-nee Ricliardson. 

He was in the Revolutionary army, a Commissioned Ensign, 
and afterwards a lieutenant in the Virginia line. He liad only one son, 
but which wife was the mother of that son is th? question that 
remains to be answered. Said son will be noticed in the coming 

Section 1. William Woods, Ivnown as Beaver Creek William 
Woods, the second, died in 1829. He married Mary Jarman, a 
daughter of William Jarman, a brother of Thomas Jarman, late 
owner of lands at Jarman's Gap, formerly known as Woods Gap. 
(See Part V, Chap. IV, Sec. 1.) Their children are named in the 
following order: 

1. James Woods; married Mildred-Ann Jones, of Bedford, on 
Beaver Creek, and died in 1868. They had several children of whom 
are: William Price Woods, niarried his cousin, Sarah Ellen Jones. 

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2. William Woods; married Nancy Jones, daughter of John Jones, 
lived near Crozet, and died in 1850. 

3. Peter A. Woods, was a merchant in Charlottsville, and in 
Richmond, Va., married Twymonia Wayt, whom he survived, and 
afterwards married Mrs. Mary Poage Bourland, of Augusta, and 
died in 1870. 

4. Thomas Dabney Woods; married Miss Hagan, and lived near 
Pedlar Mills, in Amherst County, and died in 1894. 

5 Sarah J. Woods; married Jesse P. Key. 



(Named in Sec. 3, Chap. 4, Part II.) 

Article 1. — >Iiohael Woods, Junior, a son of Michael Woods, Senior, 
of Blair l»ark, emigrant from Ireland, and IMary Camjibell, of 
the Clan Campbell, of Argylshire, Scotland, his wife, 
was born in Ireland in 1708, and came to America Avith hi.s 
parents, and went witli them from l*ennsylvania to Va., and 
settled in Albermarle County, and lived southwest of Ivy Depot 
till 1773. 

Later on he moved to and lived in Boutitourt County, on a 
plantation on the south side of James River, a few miles below 
Buchanan, about seven years, where he died in 1777. He had 

married Ann , and had born the children named in the coming 


Section 1. Jane Woods, married John Buster. Nothing further 
is known of them for certain. 

Section 2. Susannah Woods; married Mr. Cowan. Have no 
further history of them. 

Section 3. Samuel Woods, born 1738, died 182 6. He married 

Margaret . 

The children of Samuel Woods, and Margaret, his wife, were: 
1. Samuel W^oods, Jr.; married Mrs. Mary Woods, Nee McAfee, 
who was the widow with three children, of his unc*o David Woods, 
who had one son, by a previous marria^je. issue: 

1. James Harvey Woods, 17 92; married in 1781, Sarah 
who had one son by a previous marriage. Issue: 

1. Samuel Dickson Woods. 

2. Elizabeth Hannah Woods. 

3. William Harvey Woods. 

4. Thomas Clelland Woods, 182 6-18 68; married Mary 
Ann Jackson. Issue. 

1. Child died young. 


4_ " " " 

William C. Woods, 1853; married 1883, Annie Bogle 
Bond; issue: 

1. Joseph Bond Woods, 1884. 

Ilislorii tiiiil I Irtirdhjyii's •>i)'d 

2. William Claronce Woods, 1SS5. 
?,. Ellis Jacksoii Woods, 1889. 

6. John D. Woods, dead. 

7. Clarence E. Woods, present Mayor ^leot of Richmond, 
Ky. ; married first, Mary Miller (see Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 
2), secondly, Mattie Chenault (see also Part ?>, Chap. 48, 
Sec. 8.) Issue of second marriage: 

1. Mamie White Woods. 

5. Nathaniel Dedman Woods. 

6. Mary xMcAfee Woods. 

7. Butler Woods. 

8. Alice Butler Woods. 

9. Charles Walker Woods. 

10. Edward Pason Woods. 

11. Fannie Everett Woods. 

12. Rev. Xeander M. Woods: married first, Alice Birkhead, 
secondly, Sallie Henderson Behere, issue of first marriage: 

1. Emma Birkhead Woods: married David Bell Mc- 
Gowan, now in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

2. Florence Boone Woods: married Henry H. Wade, 
live in Memphis, Tenn. 

3. Alice Dedman Woods: died at about four years of 

4. Xeander Montgomery Woods, Jr.; married Tallulah 
Gatchet, live in Memphis, Tenn. 

Issue of second marriage: 

5. Alice Behere Woods. 

6. Annie Howe Woods: died in infancy. 

7. Everett Dedman Woods. 

8. Carrie Webb Woods. 

9. James McAfee Woods. 

Rev. Xeander M. Woods, is a Presbyterian Minister of 
high standing, author of Woods-McAfee memorial. 

2. Ann Woods, 1794; married Georgj Bohon, issue: 

1. James Bohon. 

2. Abram Bohon. 

3. Mary Bohon. 

4. Catherine Bohon. 
•5. Clarke Bohon. 

6. Nancy Bohon. 

7. Joseph Bohon. 

8. Isaac G. Bohon. 

9. George Ann Bohon. 

3. Sallie Woods, 179 6. 

4. Patsy Martha Woods; married Van Sheley, issue: 

1. Woodford Woods Sheley, 1826. 

2. Ann Mary Sheley. 1827. 

3. John Jay Sheley, 1831; married C. America Morgan, 

1. Woodford Woods Sheley. 

2. James Van Sheley. 

3. Edmund Lee Sheley. 

4. Ann Martha Sheley. 

5. Charles Sheley; died. 

6. Emma Virginia Sheley. 

•5. Woodford Woods; died young. 


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Section 4. David Woods, born in Albermarle Countv, Va., in 
1740. He died in the fall of 1786. (See Chap. 14, where further 
account will be found.) 

Section 5. Elizabeth Woods; married Dalertus Shepherd. Had 
a daughter, Magdalene Shepherd, married John Gilmore in 1791. 

Section 6. William Woods, 17 48, married Joanna Shepherd, of 
whom more will be found in Chapter 17. 

Section 7. darah Woods, of whom there is no history. 

Section 8. Martha Woods; married Thomas Moore, June 10, 17 95. 
No further history. 

Section 9. Magdalene Woods, born 1755; died in Lexington Va., 
in 1830, having married William Campbell. Left no issue. 

Section 10. Anne Woods. No history of her. 

Section 11. Margaret Woods; married David Gray, of Rock- 
bridge County, Va., and moved to Ky. of whom more will be found 
in Chapter XVHL 



(Named in Sec. 4, Chap. 13, Part II.) 

Article 1. — David Woods, a son of Michael Woods, Junior, and Anne, 
his wife, \va>i born in Albonnarle County, Va. in 1740, died in 
the fall of 17X(>. . He married (name unknown). .To whom 
wei'e boiii: 

Section 1. Anne Woods; married Jonathan Jennings. 
Section 2. John Woods, of whom a further account is given in 
Chapter XV. 

Article 2. — David Woods, suivived bis wife, Anne, afterward he 
married Mary McAfee, a daugliter of James McAfee Junior. 

In 1782-3, he moved from Virginia to Mercer County, Ky. and 
settled in the Cane Run neighborhood. The children of his last 
marriage were: 

Sectionl. Nancy Woods. A further account of whom will 
be found in Chapter XVI. 

Section 2. William Woods; married Catherine . 

Section 3. Elizabeth Woods; married Benjamin Galey. 

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(Named in Art. 1, Sec. 11, Chap. 14, Part II.) 

Aitich' 1. — .John Woods, a son of David AVoods, and his first wife, 
was born in 17(»0. . >lov«'<l witli his fatlitr to Can<' Ilun, Mercer 
Connty, Ky. from Va. 

He married Nancy Mosley. To whom were born: 

Section 1. Sidney Woods. 

Section 2. Rodes Woods. 

Section 3. David Woods, moved to St. Louis, Missouri. 

Section 4. Margaret Woods: married James M. Jones (whose sec- 
ond wife was Elizabeth Hannah Woods, a sister of Rev. Neander M. 
Woods author of Woods-McAfee memorial.) They had one child: 
John Sanford Jones, who died in Federal Military prison at Alton, 111. 

Section 5. Eliza Woods: married Mr. Bradley. 

Section 6. Patsy Woods: married Mr. Porter, and had a son 
James Porter. 

Section T.Burch Woods; married; Mr. Marshall. 

Section 8. Nannie Woods; married Willis Vivion. 

Section 9. A daughter; married Mr. Garnet, and had a son, 
George Garnet. 



(Named in Art. 2, Sec. 1, Chap. 14, Part II). 

Artich> 1. — Xancy \\'oods, a daughter of David Woods, and his wife, 
^lary McAfee, was brought to Ky. by hei' parents, wlien a babe. 

She married Harry Munday, of Mercer County, Ky. She died in 
Indiana in 18 65, where all her children had gone. To them were 

Woodson Munday; married Mrs. Samuels, a widow. 
George Munday; married Lucy Gordon. 
Harry Munday; married Caroline Coghill. 
James Munday; married Almeda Thacker, of Ander- 

Katherine Munday; married John Hays. 
Elizabeth Munday: married Solomon Hays. 
Mary Munday; married Living Graves. 
Patty Munday; married James Smartt. 

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(Named in Sec. 6, Chap. 13, Part II.) 

Article 1. — William Wood.s a son of Michael Woods, Junior, and 
his wife, Ann, was born in Alberniarle County, Va. and known 
as Baptist Billy Woods, and was a Baptist Preacher, on which 
account he was known as Baptist Billy. 

He married Joanna Slieplierd, and his home was south of Ivy. 
In 17 98 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, and in 
1809, was defeated for that office. In 1810 he moved to Livings- 
ton County, Ky. where he died in 1819. The children born to them 

Section 1. Michael Woods, born in Alberniarle County, Va. in 
177 6, was appointed a magistrate in 1816, and served as Sheriff 
in 1836. On the 13th of Ang. 1795, he married Lucy Walker. To 
them were born these children: 

1. Martha Woods; married General John Wilson, and moved to 

2. Mary Woods; married James Garth. 

3. Elizabeth Woods; marled Captain John Humphreys, and set- 
tled in Indiana. 

4. Henry Woods; died in youth. 

Article 2. — Michael Woods survived his wife, Lucy AValker; after- 
wards married Mrs. Sarah Harris Davenport, nee Rodes, Sept. 
22, 1808, and he died March 23, 1837. 

By his second wife he had these children: 

5. William S. Woods; died at Helena, Arkansas. 

6. John Rodes Woods. 
7. Robert Harris Woods. 

Section 2. David Woods, died in Livingston County, Ky. in 1825^ 
having married Sally Neal, to whom were born: 

1. Tayner Woods. 

2. Henry William Woods. 
.3. David Woods. 

4. John N. Woods, was a member of the Kentucky Legislature, 
in 1871. He married Mary A. Marble, of Madison, Indiana, in 
1848, and died Dec. 27, 1896. 

5. Kitty Woods; married Richard Miles. 

6. Mariah Woods; married Peyton Gray. 

Section 3. John Woods, died having never married. 
Section 4. Mary Woods; married Mr. Campbell. 
Section 5. Susannah Woods; married Henry Williams. 

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(Named in Sec. 11, Chap. 13, Part II.) 

Article 1. — Matiiant AVckxIs, a (laughter of 3Iichael Woods, Junior, 
and Anne, liis wife, married David Gray of Rockbridge County, 
Va., and moved to Kentucky. 

To them were born these children: 

Section 1. David Gray. 

Section 2. William Gray: married Kitty Bird Winn, of Clark 
County, Ky., in 1S12. They settled in Glasgow, and later moved 
to Greensburg, Ky. He was a practicing physician. Children were: 

1. Versailles Gray. 

2. John Courts Gray. 

3. Theresa D. Gray: married first, Mr. — Vaughn, and second, 
Frank Hatcher. 

4. Samuel Marshall Gray. 

5. Elizabeth Catherine Ophelia Gray; married George K. 
Perkins, issue: 

1. Havana Perkins. 

2. China Perkins. 

3. .John Perkins. 

4. Bertha Perkins. 

5. Cami)bell Perkins. 

6. Mollie Perkins. 

7. Fannie Perkins. 



of Albermarle. 

(Named in Chapter 4, Section .5.) 

Article 1 . — Colonel John Woods, a son of the emigrant, Michael 
Woods senior (known as >Iichael Woods of Blair Park) and 
Mary Cam])hell, (of the Scottish Clan, Argylshire, Scotland) his 
wife, was Ixnn in Ireland, and came witli his parents to America. 

He was a very methodical man, and was a Captain in the Colon- 
ial army, and on Nov. 27, 1766, was commissioned a Major by Gov- 
ernor Fauquier, which rank he held for about four years, w^hen 
on June 11, 1770, Lord Boutirourt, His Ma.1esty's Lieutenant and 
Governor General, and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony and 
Dominion of Virginia, granted to him a commission as Lieutenant 
Colonel of the Militia of Albermarle, Thomas Jefferson being the Col- 
onel of same. He held a like commission from Governor Nelson, 
bearing date Dec. 10, 1770. He made his last will and testament 

214 History and Genealogies 

Sept. 12, 1791, and died Oct. 14, 1791, at his home in Albermarle 
County, Va., in the 80th year of his age, having lived an honored 
and eventful life. The witnesses to his will were Menan Mills, 
William H. Shelton, and James Kinsolving. In his will he remem- 
bered his wife, Susannah, and his six living children. He appointed 
his sons, James and Michael executors. His body was buried in the 
old family burying ground at what is now known as Blair Park, re- 
served by his father Michael Woods senior, for that purose. The 
Inscription on his tomb stone towit: "Here lies the body of 
John Woods, son of Michael Woods, and Mary Campbell, who was 
born February, 18 1812, and departed this life Oct. 14, 17 91." 
Colonel John Woods' military company was called the "Rangers." 

He was not grown when he came from Ireland, he stopped a 
while with his parents in Pennsylvania, and they removed to Alber- 
marle County, in the Valley of Virginia, but he went back to Penn- 
sylvania and married Susannah Anderson, the beautiful and accom- 
plished daughter of Rev. James Anderson, a Presbyterian Minister. 
He lived and died on Ivy Creek, a branch of Mechums River, in 
Albermarle. Having served in the Inter-Colonial wars, particularly 
in the French and Indian war, his commission as Lieutenant Col- 
onel, signed by Norborne Baron de Bontetourt, Governor General 
of Virginia, is in the possession of J. Watson Woods. 

Information furnished by the Virginia kin is that when Michael 
Woods reached America, he landed at a Northern port and came 
through Pennsylvania, crossed the Potomac river made his way up 
the valley of Virginia, crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains at Rock 
Fish Gap, and settled in what is now the Northern part of Alber- 
marle County. On his way through Pennsylvania he stopped and 
was entertained at the house of Rev. Mr. James Anderson, a Pres- 
byterian preacher, whose family had fled from Scotland (Mr. Woods 
native land) to Holland, and settled in Amsterdam, where he 
married a lady of rank, and emigrated to Pennsylvania, they had 
a beautiful daughter twelve years of age named Susannah. John 
Woods, then a boy four years her senior fell violently in love with 
the little Susannah, and vowed that he would come back and win 
her for his wife when he was a man; he kept his word, and in a 
few years returned and married. 

In 17 58 he served in the defense and protection of the frontier 
against the Indians. In 1745, as a messenger from Mountain 
Plains Church to the Presbytery of Donegal in Pennsylvania he 
delivered the call for the services of Rev. Hindman in the churches 
of Mountain Plains and Rockfish, to which churches his father-in- 
law. Rev. James Anderson often visited and preached to the con- 
gregations there gathered. His home was near the present Me- 
chums River Depot. Their children were: 

Section 1. James Woods, (1743-1823) married Mary Garland. 
The subject of Chapter 2 0. 

Section 2. Mary Woods, born Dec. 2, 1746, died Oct. 19, 1828. 
She married John Reid, born Aug. 25, 1750; died June 29, 1816. 
The subject of Chapter 21. 

Section 3. Michael Woods (1748-1826); married Hettie Ca- 
ruthers. The subject of Chapter 2 2. 

Section 4. Suity Woods, born 1752; married Samuel Reid. The 
subject of Chapter 29. 

Section 5. Sarah Woods, born 1757; died 1770. 

Section 6. Anna Woods, born 1760; married Jonathan Reid 
(See Chapter 29). The subject of Chapter 48. 

Section 7. John Woods Jr., born 1763; died 1764. 

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Section s. Susannah Woods, born Sept. 21, 1768; married 
Daniel Miller, Nov. 2 8, 1793. She died Aus. 13, 1832. (See Part 
1, Chapter V.) 


(Named in Chapter 9, Section 1.) 

Article 1. — .Jaiiics Woods, a son of Colonel John Woods, of Albcr- 
niarlc County, Va. and Snsnnnali Anderson his wife was binn 
in AlberniarU' Ct)nnt;,, Va., Jan. 21, 1748. 

He was one of the executors of his father's will. He followed 
in the foot steps of his father, and served in a Regiment of Va. 
Foot, as the Colonel during the Revolutionary war. His commiss- 
ion as Colonel was issued Nov. 12, 1776, and his Regiment was 
known successively as the 4th and 8th Va. He married Mary Gar- 
land daughter of .James Garland, and Mary Rice his wife of North 
Garden, Albermarle County, Va., Feb. 2.5, 1779. His wife was born 
Oct. 13, 1760. They lived in Albermarle until 1795, when they 
emigrated to Ky. and settled on Paint Lick Creek, in Garrard County, 
where Colonel Woods died Sept. 11, 1822, and his wife Dec. 4, 
1835, and they were buried near their home at what is known as 
the "Hanging Rock." 

Several of their children moved to Missouri in the early part 
of the 19th century. Overton Harris and wife Mary Rice Woods 
to Boone County, Mo. in 1817, others in the same year and Ander- 
son Woods, and wife Elizabeth Harris. Francis Woods and hus- 
band, William Slavin to the same county in 182 3, and others set- 
tled in the counties of Munroe and Randolph. Colonel James 
Woods was a signer of the Albermarle Declaration of Independence, 
April 21, 1779. 

Note. — 'Mary Rice the wife of James Garland, descended from 
the Anglo-Welshman. Thomas Rice who came to America in the 
early part of the 17th century and acquired lands in Gloucester 
County, Va., in 1779. (See Note Part VI, Chapter 13b.) 

James Garland died in Albermarle County, Va. in 1812. He was 
the first of the name to settle in North Garden, coming there from 
Hanover County, and in 17 61 bought land in the coves of the 
Mountains, south-west from the Cross Roads: his first purchase 
was from James and John Coffey, and afterwards from Robert Nel- 
son. He owned more than 1000 acres. He purchased from Sam- 
uel and William Stockton upwards of 400 acres near the head of 
Mechums River, including the mill the Stockton's had built. He 
was a Justice of the Peace in 1783, Sheriff in 1791. Children: 

1. Edward Garland: married Sarah Old, daughter of Colonel 
John Old. They lived on the south side of the North Fork of 
the Hardware, near the crossing of the old Lynchburg Road, was 
a Justice of the Peace in 1801, and 1808, and became commiss- 
ioner of Revenue for St. Anna's, holding the office till his death 
in 1817. 

2. Elizabeth Garland: married Thomas Garland. 

216 History and Genealogies 

3. Rice Garland. His farm was near Colonel John Woods. He 
was a Justice of the Peace in 1791, Legislator in 1808, Sheriff 
in 1811. He married Elizabeth Hamner and died in 1818. 

4. Robert Garland, was an active lawyer and member of the 
Charlottesville Bar. He moved to Nelson Countv, Va., in about 

5. Clifton Garland, was a magistrate in 1806, was defeated 
in 1813, by Jesse W. Garth for a seat in the Virginia House of 
Delegates, and died the same year, unmarried. 

6. Mary Garland: married Colonel James Woods as above 

7. James Garland: married Ann Wingfield, daughter of John 
Wingfield and Mary Hudson, his wife. He lost his life at the 
Prison Barracks in 1793. 

The children of Colonel James Woods, and Mary Rice Garland 
his wife, were: 

Section 1. John Woods, born Feb. 2 5, 17 80; married Jennie 
Brauk, issue: 

1 Robert Woods. 
2. James Woods. 

Section 2. Mary Woods, born Jan. 6, 1782: died in infancy. 

Section 3. James Garland Woods, born April 23, 1783: married 
Elizabeth Brank. He was an Elder in the Paint Lick Presby- 
terian church in 1820. Children: 

1. Talitha Woods: married S. S. Barnett; emigrated to Texas 
and had a large family of children. 

2. Arthusa Woods, never married. 

3. Rice G. Woods, as early as 1855, was an Elder in the Paint 
Lick Presbyterian Church: married Martha Ann Givens. Children: 

1. Rachael Woods, died at 17 years of age. 

2. George Woods: died at 3 years of age. 

3. Elizabetm Woods: married Ed H. Walker. (See Part VII 
chap. V. Sec. V.) Children: 

1. Mary L. Walker. 

2. Margaret G. Walker: married Luther Gibbs. (See Part 
VII, Chap. V, Sec. V.) issue: 

1. Elizabeth Gibbs. 

3. R. Woods Walker: married Sallie May, issue: 

1. Edwin H. Walker. 

2. Mary May Walker. 

3. Elizabeth G. Walker. 

4. Jane M. Walker. 

5. Mattie G.. Walker. 

6. Edwin H. Walker; died at 21 years of age. 

7. John Walker; died in infancy. 

4. Sallie Woods; married J. C. Hays, had one child died at 

5. Martha Ann Woods: married Richard A. Ogilvie, issue: 

1. R. Woods Ogilvie: married Jennie Lester; issue: 
1. Francis Ogilvie. 

2. Sue Akin Ogilvie; married Horace K. Herndon; no issue. 

4. Solon Woods: married Mary Reid of Mo. had one child: 

1. Mary Solon Woods: married N. E. Walker in Mo. they had 
two sons. 
5 Elizabeth Woods; married Jackson Givens, issue: 


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1. L. Brank Givens. 

2. Solon Givens. 

3. Delia Givens. 

4. Mary Givens. 

5. Margaret Givens. 

6. Jaekson Givens. 

7. Ida Givens. 

Section 4. William Woods, born May 9. 17S4; married his 
cousin, Mary Reid, daughter of Samuel Reid and Suitv Woods, 
his wife. (See Chap. XXIX, Sec. IV.) Their children: 

1 William Woods. 

2. Angelint' Woods. 

3. Rice Woods. 

4. Mary Woods. 

5. Cabel Woods: married issue in part: 

1 . Ernest Woods. 

2. James AVoods. 

Section 5. Sarah Woods, born .Tan. 1, 1786: married William 
Reid. (See Chan. XXI. Sec. TV.) Their children: 

1. Anderson Reid. 

2. Miriam Reid: married Alexander R. Oldham, Sept. 1,5, 1S31. 
(See Part VT, Chap. IV, Sec. VI.) 

3. Mary Reid. 

4. Sylvester Reid: married Elizabeth Hubbard, Aug. 13, 1829. 

5. Elizabeth Reid. 

Section 6. Anderson Woods, born .Tan. 18, 1788. He emigrated 
with his iiarents from Albermarle County, Va. to Ky. in 1795. 
He married in Madison County, Ky. May 4, 1809, Elizabeth Harris 
daughter of .Tohn Harris and Margaret Maupin, his wife. (See Part 
111, Chan. XT^.) Elder PeterWoods solemnized the rites. They 
emigrated to Boone County, Mo. in 1823. He died in Paris, Mo. 
Oct. 22, 1841. and his wife died Oct. 13 1868. Their children: 

1. .Tames H. Woods: married Martha .1. Stone. (See Part 111, 
Chap. VIT, Sec. TV, and Chap. XL, Sec. 1.) Children. 

1. James M. Woods. 

2. Ann E.Woods. 

3. William S. Woods. 

4. Minerva Woods. 

5. M. Fannie Woods. 

2 Margaret Woods: married Clifton Maupin (See Part V, Chap. 
XI, Sec. 11.) 

3. Polly Woods: married Caleb Stone. Chlidren: 

1. Carlsle Stone: died in Mississippi in 1879. 

2. James Stone: married Mamie Worthington. They live 
in Mississippi. 

3. Thomas M. Stone: died in Mississippi in 1874 unmarried. 

4. Bettie Garland Stone: married William Worthington. They 
live in Greenville, Mississippi. 

.5. AVilliam A. Stone: married Mrs. Anita Martin. They live in 
Rosedale, Missippi. 

6. Caleb Stone: unmarried, lives in St. I^ouis, Mo. 

7. Cyrus T. Stone; unmarried, lives in Richmond. Ivy. 

8. Samuel Stone; died in infancy. 

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4. Susan D. Woods; married Ashbv Snell. Children- 

1. Mary Snell. 

2. Nora Snell. 

3. Amanda Snell. 

4. M. Fanna Snell. 

5. John W. Snell. 

6. Emma Snell. 

7. James Snell. 

8. Eliza Snell. 

9. John A. Snell. 

10. Overton Snell. 

5. Rice Woods; married Mary C. Wilson. Children: 

1. John Woods. 

2. Anderson Woods. 

3. James Woods. 

6. Harris Woods; married Eliza J. Curry. Children: 

1. Laura J. Woods. 

2. James Woods. 

3. Matilda Woods. 

4. Talitha Woods. 

5. Bettie Woods. 

6. John C. Woods. 

7. William H. Woods. 

8. Martha Woods. 

9. Daniel W^oods. 

7. Elizabeth H. Woods; unmarried. 

8 Martha Woods; married Willis Snell: Children: 

1. Elizabeth Snell. 

2. William H. Snell. 

3. Mary Snell. 

4. John C. Snell. 

5. Anderson Snell. 

6. Jennie Snell. 

7. Hampton Snell. 

8. Albina Snell. 

9. Emmerson Snell. 

9. Talitha C. Woods; married first Martin Bodine,, and second 
William H. Dulaney. Children: 

1. Robert Bodine. 

2. Kate Bodine. 

3. May Bodine. 

4. William R. Bodine. 
• 5. Ashby Bodine. 

6. James H. Dulaney. (half brother to above.) 

10. William Anderson Woods; unmarried. 

11. Eliza M. Woods; married William F. Buckner, children: 

1. Bettie Buckner. 

2. Susan Buckner. 

3. Sallie Buckner. 

4. Charles Buckner. 

5. Anderson Buckner. 

6. Mary Buckner. 

7. Emma Buckner. 
S.Frances Buckner. 

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12. Matilda J. Woods; married D. O. Bean. Children: 

1. Bettie Bean. 

2. Carrie Bean. 

3. Wliliam A. Bean. 

4. Harris Bean. 

Section 7. Susannah Woods, born Sept. 1, 1789; married 
Alexander Henderson. 

Section S. Rice Woods, born Nov. 6, 1790; died when just out 
of College at Lexington, Ky. 

Section 9. Michael Woods, born .Tan. 5, 1792; married Martha 
E. Denny. Children: 

1. Caroline Woods; married Madison Stone. 
2 James Woods; married Julia Wilhoite. 

0. George Woods; died a young man. 

4. Rice Woods; unmarried. 

5. Michael Woods; married Lizzie Messerley. 

6. Martha Woods; married John Samson, had nine children: 

7. Fannie Woods; married William Rickman, had three child- 

8. Margaret Woods; died young. 

9. Sallie Woods; died young. 

Section 10. Mary Rice Woods, born Sept. 24, 1795; married 
Overton Harris, son of John Harris, and Margaret Maupin, his wife. 
(See Part 111, Chap. XXXVII.) She died in Mo. Aug. 31, 1876. 

Section 11. Elizabeth Woods, born June 7, 1798; married 
Garland Reid. Children: 

1. Mary A. Reid; married John J. White, in Boone County, Mo., 
Jan. 1836, and had two children: 

1. Elizabeth White; dead. 

2. Sarah Jane White; dead. 

2. Clifton G. Reid; died in Butler County, Mo., in the 2 4th year 
of his age. 

3. Caroline E. Reid; married first. W. L. Brashear, and second 
Edward Holman. Children: 

1. Walter Q. Brashear. 

2. Lizzie D. Holman; married G. W. Amsbury; issue: 
1. Glenn H. Amsbury. 

3. Carrie B. Holman: married H. H. Skinner, issue: 

1. Edward H. Skinner. 

2. Carroll A. Skinner. 

4. Edward H. Holman; died at the age of four years. 

4. Sarah W. Reid; married Dr. Martin Hickman 18 43, issue: 

1. Nathaniel G. Hickman; died in 1881 unmarried. 

2. Carroll B. Hickman; married Mrs. Margaret Stall. 

5. John B. Reid; married Nancy Hocker. Children: 

1. Clifton Reid. 

2. Elizabeth Reid. 

3. Sarah Reid. 

4. John Reid. 
.5. Lula Reid. 

6. Arthur Reid. 

7. Luther Reid. 

6. Susan J. Reid; married James Rumbold. Children: 

1. George O. Rumbold. 

2. Ellen J. Rumbold. 

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3. Lizzie Rumbold. 

4. Mary Rumbold. 

7. Dr. James A. Reid: married Annie Berrv, 1862. Children: 

1. Clifton A. Reid. 

2. Annie L. Reid: married C. Cameron, issue: 
1. Reid A. Cameron. 

8. Miriam G. Reid; married Eason S. Hickman. Children: 

1. Lizzie Hickman. 

2. Warren Hickman. 

3. Homer Hickman. 

4. Lee Hickman. 

9. William X. Reid; married B. Jane Spiller. Children: 

1. Yulah Reid. 

2. Edward Reid. twin. 

3. Carrie Reid. twin. 

4. Charles Reid. 

5. Frank Reid. 

6. John Reid. 

7. George Reid. 
S. Ettie Reid. 
9. Nellie Reid. 

10. Rachael W. Reid: married first, Captain Jefferson Taylor, and 
second Rev. W. Davenport. Children: 

1. John Taylor. 

2. Frank Taylor. 

3. Minnie Davenport. 

4. Burr Davenport. 

5. Sylvester Davenport. 

6. Ida Davenport. 

11. Nathaniel G. Reid; married Nancy E. Goodall. Children: 

1. Martha Reid. 

2. Bessie Reid. 

3. Clifton Reid. 

Section 12. Frances Woods; married William Slavin, emi- 
grated and settled in Boone County, Mo. in 1823. Children: 

1. Elizabeth Slavin; married William McClure. Children: 

1. Fannie McClure. 

2. Alexander McClure. 

3. Samuel McClure. 

4. Almira McClure. 

5. Clark McClure. 

2. James Rice W^ Slavin; died young. 

3. Mary Jane Slavin; married Robert Nichols. Children: 

1. Overton Nichols. 

2. Isaac Nichols. 

3. Mary Nichols. 

4. John Addison Slavin; married Emma Ruth Ross. 

5. Sarah Margaret Slavin; married Thomas Wright, had eight 

6. Martha Slavin. 

7. Rachael Slavin; married Sidney Jackman, had eight children. 

8. Elvira Frances Slavin: married William Tandy O'Rear: issue: 
1. William Alexander O'Rear; died in infancy. 

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2. Alice Frances O'Rear; married George B. McFarlane; issue: 

1. Elvira McFarlane; died in infancy. 

2. George Tandy McFarlane; died in infancy. 
?,. Charle.s Roy McFarlane. 

4. George Locke McFarlane. 

5. William Lawrence McFarlane; died at the age of 16 years. 

3. George O'Rear. 

4. Charles Wayman 0"Rear; died at the age of 29 years. 

5. Louella O'Rear; married Charleston J. Trumbull. Children: 

1. Elvira E. Trumbull; married Robert B. Rogers. 

2. Sarah Trumbull. 

3. Ruth Trumbull. 

4. Hattie Trumbull. 

5. Mattie Trumbull. 

6. Xewton Trumbull. 

6. Woods Elavin O'Rear; married Flora Prewitt. Children: 

1. Clyde O'Rear. 

2. George McFarlane O'Rear. 

7. Sallie Allie O'Rear; died at the age of 20 yearo. 

8. Mattie O'Rear; married P. E. Locke. Children: 

1. Allie O'Rear Locke. 

2. Emma Lydia Locke. 

9. Mary Varnia O'Rear; married H. M. Clark; issue: 

1. Miller Clark. 

2. Alice Clark. 

3. Elva Clark. 

4. Ruth Clark. 

10. Robert O'Rear; died in infancy. 

11. Anna O'Rear; died in infancy. 


(Named in Chapter 19, Section 2.) 

Article 1 — Mary Wootl.s, a daughter of Colonel John Woods, of Alber- 
niarle, and Susannah Anderson his wife, was born in Alber- 
niarle County, Va. Dec. 2, 1746, and nuirried John Reid of 
Xelson County, Va., formerly of Amherst. (See Chap. 48, and 
also Cliap. 29, for brief history of the Reid family.) 

John Reid was born Aug. 25, 1750. They emigrated to Mad- 
ison County, Ky. in the period 1790-5, and settled and made their 
home on Otter Creek, a mile or two east of Richmond, where 
John Reid died June 29, 1816. His son, John Reid and his son- 
in-law, William Williams qualified as administrators of his estate. 
The subject, John Reid, before coming to Kentucky and whilst living 
in Albermarle, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, 
April 21, 17 79. 

Mary Woods Reid his widow died at their Otter Creek home 

222 History and Genealogies 

Oct. 19, 1828, having fii'st made and published her last will and 
testament, towit: "In the name of God, Amen. I, Polly Reid, widow 
and relict of John Reid, deceased, being weak in body but sound in 
mind, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, hereby 
revoking all others. First, my will and desire is that after my death 
my just debts, if any, and funeral expenses, be first paid out of the 
proceeds of my estate, consisting of the profits of my dowry in the 
lands and slaves of my said husband, John Reid, deceased. Second, 
my will and desire is that as my beloved son, Thomas Reid, by 
one misfortune or other has been reduced to almost penury and 
want, that he the said Thomas, have the balance of my estate, 
after paying as above, which estate consists in notes principally 
upon my son, James Reid, for the hire of my negroes and land, some 
of which are now in my possession, and one in the possession or my 
son, John Reid, in fine, I will and bequeath unto my said son, 
Thomas Reid all the estate of which I am seized and possessed, or 
entitled to as profits of my dowry estate, or otherwise, absolutely 
entitled to in my own right, reserving my original dowry estate, 
to be disposed of as the law directs. It being only my wish to will 
and bequeath such part of the profits of said estate, as may be 
left at my death, after paying for my support and maintenance 
out of the same, and such other estate as I may be entitled to in 
any way. Lastly, I appoint my son, Thomas Reid, executor of this 
my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal, this 17th day of October, 1828. 

Signed. POLLY REID. [Seal] 
Witnesses: — ^E. L. Shackelford, James Woods, Jacob Coulter. 
Kentucky, Madison County Set. 

I, David Irvine, Clerk of the Court for the county aforesaid, do 
hereby certify that at a County Court held for Madison County on 
Monday the 2nd day of Feb. 1829, this instrument of writing was 
produced in open court, and proved to be the last will and testa- 
ment of Polly Reid, deceased, by the oaths of James Woods and 
James Coulter, two subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to 
be recorded, and the same has been done accordingly. 

Attest: DAVID IRVINE, C. M. C. C. 
(See note to Fart III, Chap. 4 5.) 

The remains of Mary Woods, and John Reid her husband, 
were buried about two miles east of Richmond, Ky. in a plot 
of ground now an orchard, on the old William Goodloe farm, now 
owned and occupied by Christopher F. Chenault as a home. Marble 
stones, with inscriptions showing dates of their birth and death 
mark their graves, their brother-in-law, Daniel Miller and wife 
settled on Muddy Creek. Samuel Reid and his family settled on 
Paint Lick Creek. Their children were: 

Section 1. Thomas Reid; married Susan Shelton, July 29, 1806, 
(See Part VII, Chap. IV, Sec. 1) and Nancy Harris April 19, 1820. 
(See Note to Part III, Chap. XLV.) 

Section 2. John Reid; married Ann Miller, a daughter of 
Colonel John Miller, and Jane Dulaney his wife, April IS, 1796. 
(See Part 1, Chap. XIV, Sec. 111.) They had a number of child- 
ren among them were: 

1. Jane Reid; married Hudson Broaddus, Dec. 21, 1S19. (See 
Part I, Chap. XIII, Sec. 3, Note.) 

2. Lucinda Reid; married Overton Gentry, Oct. 7, 1824. 

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3. John M. Reid: niarriod Elizabeth Dinwiddle, Sept. 9, 1824. 

4. Corrinna Reid; married Jiardin Yates, Aug. 18, 1829. 

5. Elizabeth (or Elzira) M. Reid: married Talton Fox, .July 29, 

6. Jefferi-on Reid. 

7. Susan Reid; married George Estill. 

8. Joseph Reid. 

9. Christopher Reid. 

10. William Reid. 

11. Polly Reid; married Levi Williams. 

12. Thomas Rtid. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 3.) 

Section 3. James Re-id; married Mary Reid, Feb. 27, 1816, and 
on the 1st of May 1834, he married Mrs. Sarah Robertson, a widow 
who had been married to William Robertson March 18, 1818, by 
Benjamin Lrvine, M. G., and her maiden name was Hooten. In Dec, 
1835, James Reid was dead, and Anderson W. Reid, was admin- 
istrator of his estate, and on the 27th, of April 1841, his widow, 
Sarah married Henry Evans, Mr. Evans and his said wife owned 
real estate in Richmond, Ky. which they conveyed to John P. 
Ballard Jan. 10, 1846, and lands on Muddy Creek adjoining Caleb 
Oldham and others, 100, SQVz, and 22% acres, which they conveyed 
to Elijah Yates, Dec. 20, 1854. Of his first marriage James Reid 
had these children: 

1. Sarah W. Reid; married Jeptha Rice Gilbert, Feb. 22, 1836. 

2. Sophia Reid; (her guardian was John Reid) married Mr. 

3. Susan J. Reid, (her guardian was lier step parents, Henry and 
Sarah M. Evans). 

Section 4. William Reid; married Sarah Woods. (See Chap. 
20, Sec. 5, for their children.) 

Section 5. Anderson Woods Reid, was born in Va. April 27, 
1783. He came with his parents to Madison County, Ky. On the 
2nd of May 1809, he married Charlotte Embry, a daughter of 
Tarlton Embry. He acquired lands on Muddy Creek, on the upper 
Irvine Road, near Stephens shop, or the village now called Colyer, 
on which he built a substantial brick residence and made his per- 
manent home. His wife died there June 21, 1835, and on the 
11th of July, 1838, Mr. Reid married Barbara Ann Shrite. and he 
died Sept. 29, 1843. The remains of Mr. Reid and his first wife 
were interred some two hundred yards north of the dwelling, and 
tomb stones properly inscribed marl-c the graves. The farm is now 
owned and occupied by A. Sidney Noland as a home. Mr. Reid was a 
very substantial citizen and farmer. The children of his first 
marriage ; 

1. Nancy Embry Reid, born April 22, 1811, died May 15, 1834. 
She married Samuel Willis June 22, 1830. They had a daughter: 

1. Charlotte Elizabeth Willis; died April 6, 1834, age 6 
months and 2 5 days. 

2. William Loftus Reid; born March 5, 1813; died unmarried. 

3. Mary Woods Reid; born Jan. 6, 1815; married Lucas C. Chris- 
man, Dec. 3, 1833. He was a tanner of leather. They had a 

1. Ann Clirisman. 

4. John Reid, born in 1817; married July 15, 1841, Miriam Will- 
iams, a daughter of Nathaniel Williams and Celia Oldham, his wife. 

224 History and Genealogies 

(See Part VI, Chap. VII, Sec. 1.) Mr. Reid lived on Otter Creek, 
some six or seven miles northeast of Richmond, Ky., where he died 
some years since, his widow is now upwards of eighty years of age, 
with a bright, clear mind, and she knows much of the pedigree of 
her own people, and as to genealogy, is an encyclopedia of useful 
knowledge. Their children: 

1. Charlotte Reid; married firstly Homer G. Baxter, and had 
children, then she married H. Clay Rice, of Estill County, Ky. 

2. Celia Reid; married David Witt, of Station Camp, Estill 
County, Ky. 

3. Martha Matilda Reid; died unmarried. 

4. Annie Reid; married James Amerine, and had children. Mr. 
Amerine was killed in Irvine, Ky. by Hal Cockrill, several years 

5. Julia Reid; died in infancy. 

6. Oliver G. Reid; married Mrs. Hickey of Illinois. 

7. James Anderson Reid; married his cousin, Minnie Reid of 

8. Nathan Williams Reid; married Fannie Park, live in Miss- 

9. Malcolm Miller Reid; married his second cousin, Rebecca 

10. Arthur Carrolton Reid; married Samira Reeves. 

5. Martha Reid, born March 27, 1819; married Albert Comelison 
Sept. 22, 1836. They had a daughter: 

1. Infant: born April 7, 18 39; died May 11, 1839. 

6. Elizabeth Reid, born April 19, 1822; married William Denham. 

7. Talitha F. Reid, born Feb. 9, 1824; married Lindsay M. 
Thomas, Feb. 11, 1841, they went to Iowa. 

8. Louisa Reid, born March 13, 1826; married Sidney Dozier 
Aug. 8, 1844. Issue: 

1. Ibsan Dozier. 

9. Talton E. Reid. born March 3, 1828; died Aug. 6, 1829. 
10. Josephus Reid, born Sept. 27, 1831; married firstly, Celia 

Williams Jan. 30, 1851, and secondly Miss Adams. 

Section 6. Elizabeth Reid: married William Williams, Oct. 
15, 1805. He enlisted in the war of 1812, as a private, and for 
conspicuous bravery was promoted Colonel. They had two sons: 

1. James Williams. 

2. William Williams. 

These two sons lived and died near the Pond Meeting House, 
a few miles south west of Richmond, Ky. 

IJislori/ (111(1 Uencalixju'H 'i'io 


(Named in Chai)ter 19, Section 3.) 

Article 1. — 3Ii(hael Woods a son of Colonel John Woods, of Alber- 
niarle, and Susannah Andei-son, his wife, was bom in Alber- 
niai'Ie County, Va. near the middle of the eighteenth century, 
about the year 1748. 

He married Hettie Caruthers of Rockbridge County, Va. and 
lived on his father's place on Mechiims River till about 1801, and 
then moved to a farm in the southern part of the county, on the 
south side of Rockfish, recently occupied by Charles Harris, which 
Avas in 1807 cut off into Nelson County, which was then formed, 
where he lived the rest of his life. He was co-executor with his 
brother James of Colonel John Woods will. His own will bears date 
Feb. 22, 1825. He died in 1826. In his will is mentioned his 

Section 1. James Michael Woods; married his cousin Margaret 
Caruthers, of Rockbridge. The subject of Chapter XXIII. 

Section 2. John Caruthers Woods; married Miss Davis. The 
subject of Chapter XXIV. 

Section 3. Samuel Caruthers Woods; married Sarah Rodes 
daughter of John Rodes and Prancina Brown, his wife, of Nelson 
County. (See Part III, Chap. Ill, Sec. 7, and Part VIII, Chap. 
IV, Sec. IV.) The subject of Chapter XXV. 

Section 4. William Moffett Woods; married Louisa Elizabeth 
Dabney, daughter of William S. Dabney, Sr., (see Part III, Chap. 
XV.) and secondly Martha J. Scott, daughter of Charles A. Scott. 

Section 5. Michael Woods; died when about twenty one years 
of age. 

Section ij. Susan Woods; married Nathaniel Massie. The sub- 
ject of Chapter 2 7. 

Section 7. Mary Woods; married Hugh Barclay. The subject 
of Chapter 28. 

Section 8. Jane Woods; married William Hardy. They emi- 
grated to Missouri. 



(Named in Section 1, Chapter 22, Part II.) 

Article 1. — James Michael Woods a son of Michael AVoods, and 
Hettie (Ksther) Caruthers his wife. 

He married his cousin ?ilargaret Caruthers of Rockbridge County, 
i Va., emigrated to Marion County, Miss., and died about 18 50-1. 
Leaving these children: 

Section 1. Susan Elizabeth Woods; married James W. Clark. 
Section 2. Michael James Woods, born 1839, served in the.- 

226 History and Genralogies 

Confederate Army, settled in Mississippi; married Miss Hibler, 
whom lie survived. He afterwards married Miss Butts, and died in 

Section 3. John William Woods; went to Mississippi, where 
he was killed in a riot of the negroes in 1876. 


(Named in Section 2, Chapter 22, Part II.) 

Artic'k' 1. — -John Carutln'i-s Woods a son of ^lichacl AVoods and 
Estlu'r (Hettie) Caiulhris. 

He married Miss Davis, and moved to Marion Coutny, Mississ- 
ippi in 1839. To them were born the following named children: 

Section 1. William Woods of Kansas City, Missouri. 

Section 2. A daughter married N. B. Langsford of Waxahat- 
chie, Texas. 

CllAPTEK 25. 


(Named in Section 3, Chapter 22, Part II.) 

Article 1. — Samuel Cariithers Woods, a son of Mi<'ha«'l W«H»ds and 
Esther (Hettie) Caiuthers, his wife. 

He married Sarah Rodes, daughter of John Rodes, of Nelson 
County, Va. emigrated to Missouri in 1839, where he died in 1866-7. 
(See Part III, Chap. Ill, Sec. 3, and Part VIII Chap. IV, Sec. 4.) 
To whom were born these children; 

Section 1. M. Woods, lives at Eldora Springs, Missouri. 
Section 2. 
Section 3. 



(Named in Section 4, Chapter 22, Part II.) 

Article 1. — William Mottett Woods, a son of Michael Woods and 
Esther (Hettie) Caruthers his wife, was boru March 27, 1808. 

He married Louisa Elizabeth Dabney, daughter of (Wm. S. 
Dabney, Sr. Oct. 4, 1837. She died Jan. 29, 184 3. To them were 
born these children : ' 

Section 1. Senora Dabney Woods, born Aug. 2, 1838; died 
April 5, 1866. 

Section 2. Julian Watson Woods, born May 15, 184 . 

History and (Jenealogies 227 

Article 2. — After the deatli (if his wife, William Moffett AVoods 
niari-ied Mai'tha J. Scott, daughter of Chas. A. Scott; she was 
bom April 20, 1814, and died March 7, 1872. . Of this marriage 
the following named children were the fruits: 

Section 1. Mary Louise Woods, born Feb. 16, 1849; died Feb. 
20, 1860. 

Section 2. Daniel Scott Woods, born April 25, 1850; died April 
5, 1860. 

Section 3. Fanny Langhorn Woods, born Sept. 18, 1851; died 
June 3 0, 188 . 

Section 4. Nannie Scott Woods, born Jan. 23, 1853; married C. 
L. Wagnor, Nov. 2 4, 1886. 

Section 5. William Moffett Woods, born June 8, 1856; died 
Jan. 15, 1888. 

Section 6. Susan Massie Woods born March 16, 1859; died 
Aug. 16, 1892. 

The subject of this chapter died in Buckingham County, Va. 
in 18 62, aged 54 years. 



(Named in Sec. 6, Chapter 22, Part II.) 

Article 1. — Susan AVoods a daughter of Michael Woods and Esther 
(Hettie) Caruthers, his wife; married Nathaniel Massie of 
Nelson County, Virginia. 

Nathaniel Massie was for a considerable period of his life a 
successful merchant of Waynesborough, but as old age begun to 
creep on him he moved back to the old homestead on the border of 
Nelson County, where he died in 1871. His grand-father Charles 
Massie, an emigrant to America came from New Kent, and estab- 
lished his home in the southwestern part of Albermarle County, 
Va. on the waters of Lynch Creek, on what was known as the Wake- 
field Entry. His plantation was named Spring Valley and became 
noted from the perfection of its Albermarle pippins; though passed 
into other hands it is still designated by the name Mr. Massie 
gave it. Charles Massie purchased the place about 1768, he died 
in 1817. His son Charles Massie and wife Nancy, the father of 
Nathaniel Massie succeeded to the place in 1830. The children 
of Nathaniel Massie and Susan Woods his wife were: 

Section 1. James Massie, was professor in the Virginia Mil- 
itary Institute. 

Section 2. Nathaniel Hardin Massie, born about 182 6, became 
prominent attorney at law of Charlottesville. 

Section 3. Susan Massie; married Robert B. Moon. 

Section 4. Hettie Massie; married William Patrick. 

Nathaniel Massie's second wife was Elizabeth Rodes daughter 
of Matthew Rodes, and their children were: 

Section 5. Rodes Massie. 

Section 6. Edwin Massie. 

328 History and Genealogies 


(Named in Section 7, Chapter 22, Part II.) 

Article 1. — Mary Woods a daughter of Michael Woods and Ettie 
(Hettie) Caruthers his «ife, married Hugh Barclay of Lexing- 
ton, Virginia. To whom were born the following named child- 
ren : 

Section 1. John Woods Barclay of Lexington Va. 

Section 2. Dr. Michael Woods Barclay moved to Kentucky. He 
married his cousin Susannah Goodloe Miller, a daughter of General 
John Miller and Elizabeth Goodloe his wife and died in 1858, leav- 
ing these children: 

1. Hugh Barclay. 2. Bettie Barclay. 3 Mary Barclay. All of whom 
died young. (See Part 1, Chap. VII, Sec. 1.) 



(Named in Section 4, Chapter 19, Part II.) 

Division 1. 

Article 1. — Suity Woods, a daughter of Colonel John Woods, of Al- 
bermarle, and Susannah Anderson his wife, was married at 
their home in Albennarle Coxmty, Va., to Samuel Reid, of Nel- 
son County, A^a. 

They emigrated to Ky. and settled on the waters of Paint Lick 
Creek, in Garrard County, in 1782, and lived and died on the same 
farm near old Paint Lick church. Their children: 

Section 1. Dr. James Reid. He married Betsy Murrell, of 
Barren County, Ky., and owned and occupied his father's old home- 
stead, where he practiced medicine for many years. Children were: 
■ 1. Susan Reid. 

2. Mary Reid. 

3. George Reid. 

4. James Reid. 

5. Belle Reid. 

Section 2. John W. Reid; married Jennie Murrell. They lived 
and died near Hustonville, Lincoln County, Ky. A fuller account 
of whom will be found in Chapter 2 0. 

Section 3. Alexander Reid; married Polly Morrison Blain, 
daughter of John and Jane Blain. They lived and died in Garrard 
County, Ky. near Paint Lick. Their children were: 

1. Almira Reid. 

2. Jane Reid. 

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3. Nelson Reid. 

4. Sallie Ann Reid. 

5. Mariah Reid. 

All of whom are dead. 

Section 4. Mary Reid; married her cousin William Woods of 
Garrard County, Ky., son of James Woods and Mary Garland. (See 
Chap. XIX, Sec. IV.) William Woods was a very prominent man, 
and represented Garrard County in the Legislature in 1857-9. They 
died leaving the children mentioned in chapter XX, section IV. 

The Reid Family. 

In the first part of the seventeenth century, Samuel Reid came 
from Scotland to America and settled in Pennsylvania. He enlisted 
as a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, in which he faithfully served 
until peace was declared, and America was freed from the yoke of 
England. After the war he settled in the Valley of Virginia, in 
probably Xelson County. Many of his descendants now live in Vir- 
ginia, Kentucky, Georgia, and other states of the Union. 

In the Revolutionary Army Nathan Reid was Captain of a 
Company of the 14th Va. Regiment, commanded by Colonel Charles 
Lewis of Albermarle. In 1778 this company was designated as 
Captain Nathan Reid's company of the 10th Va. Regiment command- 
ed by Colonel William Davies. In May, 1779, the 1st and 10th Va. 
Regiments were consolidated and this com])any was called Captain 
Nathan Reid's and Lieutenant Colonel Hopkins' Company, 10th Va. 
Regiment commanded by Colonel William Davies and some times 
referred to as the 1st and 10th. 

.lohn Reid: married Mary Woods as set forth in Chapter 21. 

Samuel Reid; married Suity Woods, as set forth in the beginning 
of this chapter XXIX. and Jonathan (or Jno. N.) Reid married 
Anna Woods, as set forth in chapter XLVIII. 

Notes: — The prevailing impression in our mind has been that 
Captain Nathan Reid, John Reid, Samuel Reid, and Jonathan Reid 
w^ere brothers, having been so told years ago by one who professed 
to know, but who is long since dead (the venerable Robert Harris, 
of Drowning Creek, Madison County, Ky., who lived to be 9 6 years 
old). There were probably other brothers and sisters. They prob- 
ably had a brother Alexander Reid. Andrew Reid died in Alber- 
marle in 1751, and James Reid died in 179 0. 

Madison County, Ky. Record of the Family. 
Early marriages in the County: 
Reid, James — Ann Hall, Feb. 12, 1790. 
Reid, John — -Mary Mackey, April 2, 1793. 
Reid, Mary — John Cloyd, Jan. 15, 1795. 
Reid, Patsy — George Creath, Jan. 21, 1796. 
Reid, John — Ann Miller, April IS, 1796. 
Reid, Jenny — John McCord, March 23, 1797. 
Reid, Fanny — Joseph Moore, March 21, 179 9. 
Reid. George — Mary Arnold, .Jan. 6, 1803. 
Reid, Patsy — Richard Oldham, Jan. 26, 1803. 
Reid, Sallie — Joseph Leak, Dec. 18, 1803. 
Reid, Betsy — William Williams, Oct. 15, 1805. 
Reid, Thomas — Susannah Shelton, July 29, 1806. 
Reid, Susannah — Benjamin Moberly, Oct. 4, 1808. 
Reid, John — Betsy Lancaster, Jan. 7, 1812. 


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Jane — Andrew Wallace, Oct. 5, 1813. 
Martha — Albert Comelison, Sept. 22, 1836. 
Frances B. — Jeremiah Collins, Aug. 1, 18 39. 
John — Minerva Williams, July 15, 18 41. 
Alexander — Elizabeth Duff, Jan. 5, 1841. 
Louisa — Sidney Dozier, Aug. 8, 1844. 
Margaret — JohnMoore, Oct. 10, 1847. 
Polly — Levi Williams, Dec. 27, 1814. 
James — Polly Reid, Feb. 27, 1816. 
Polly — James Reid, Feb. 27, 1816. 
Jane — Hudson Breaddus, Dec. 21, 1819. 
Thomas — Nancy Harris, April 19, 1821. 
Lucinda — Overton Gentry, Oct. 7, 1824. 
John Miller — Elizabeth Dinwiddle, Sept. 9 1824. 
Isaac — Rhoda Tate, Sept. 9, 1825. 
Elizabeth M. — Talton Fox, July 29, 1828. 
Sylvester — Elizabeth Hubbard, Aug. 13, 1829. 
Sallie — Thomas Todd, Jan. 15, 1829. 
Nancy — ^Samuel Willis, June 22, 183 0. 
Corrinna — Hardin Yates, Aug. 18, 1829. 
Miriam — Alexander R. Oldham, Sept. 15, 1831. 
Mary W. — Lucius C. Chrisman, Dec. 3, 18 33. 
James — ^Mrs. Sarah Robertson, May 1, 1834. 
Sarah W. — Jeptha Rice Gilbert, Feb. 22, 1836. 
Talitha — Lindsay M. Thomas, Feb. 11, 1841. 
James — Lydia Townsend, Dec. 23, 18 42. 
Sarah M. — Henry Evans, Apr. 27, 1841. 
Sausen — Mary Jane Anderson, May 13, 1845. 
Josephus — Celia Wiliams, Jan. 30, 1851. 

in Madison County, Ky. 
Elizabeth, was allotted 

John Reid Sr., settled at an early date 
On the 18th of March, 1818, his widow, 
dower in his estate. Their children: 

1. John Reid Jr.; one John Reid, married Mary Mackey, April 
2, 1793. His children: 

1. Alexander Reid. (In 1799, one Alexander Reid's wife was 
Rebekah. In 1810, one Alexander Reid's wife was Mary.) 

2. Sallie Reid; married Joseph Leake, Dec. 18, 1803. 

3. John Reid. (One John Reid, married Betsy Lancaster, Jan. 
7, 1812. In 1826, one John Reid's wife was Susannah. 

4. Betsy Reid; married Mr. John Reid Rogers. 

2. Margaret Reid; married Joseph Hieatt. 

3. James Reid, (one James Reid married Ann Hall Feb. 12,1790). 

4. Polly Reid; married John Cloyd, Jan. 15, 1795. 

5. Jane Reid, the wife of William Young. 

6. Robert Reid. 

7. William Reid, was in Cooper County, Mo. in 1821. 

8. Sallie Reid, the wife of Joseph Wolfscale. 

9. Elizabeth Reid, the wife of Mr. Creath. (One Patsy Reid, 
married George Creath, Jan. 21, 1796. 

In 177 9 an Alexander Reid, and his wife Rebekah lived in the 

In 1801, an Alexander Reid, and his wife Mary, lived in the 

Alexander Reid's deposition, taken in 1801, recorded in Deed 
Book E. page 2 4 8. 

Alexander Reid of Garrard County in 1808. 

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The following named John Reid's appear on the records. 

John Reid, of Caswell County, N. C, in ISIO. 

John Reid, of Lincoln County, in 1795. 

John Reid, of Nelson County, Va. to Arichibald Woods and Will- 
iam Kavanaugh, land and mill on Main Muddy Creek in 179 9. 

John Reid, senior in 1814, died in 1816. (wife Mary Woods.) 

See Chapters 21, 2 9, 30, 31, 32 and 4 8 for additional facts. 
In an old Bible found in the Madison Circuit Court Clerk's 
office is a family record, from which the following was copied: 

"Ellen Leake the daughter of Walter Leake, and Susannah 
his wife was born Sept. 15, 1813, and died the 22 of April 1814, at 
or about 11 o'clock with the plague or epidemic fever raging among 
us in the Western Hemisphere. 

"Isaac Shelby Reid the son of John Reid, and Judith his wife, 
was born Sept. 28, 1813. 

"Susan Reid was born ye Aug. 2, 1815; she is the daughter of 
John Reid, and Judith his wife. 

"Mary Leake, the daughter of Walter Leake, and Susannah 
his wife was born the 14th of Oct. 1815. 

"Josiah Leake, was born Sept. 23, 1811, the son of Walter 
Leake, and Susannah Leake. 

"Oct. 29, 1828; Mary Samuel Leake Marshall was born, the 
daughter of Isham Marshall and Judith, his wife. 

"Hannah Walters, born 1833, Dec. 29. Sarah was born July 
9, 1836; these are children of Caroline and Pleasant her husband. 
"April 8, 1809: John Newman and wife Nancy, late Nancy 
Reid of the one part conveyed to the heirs of Alexander Reid, % 
of all land of said heirs, except 300 acres, tract on Cumberland river 
in Knox County, called the Flat Lick tract, which Newman and wife 
agree to take for their third. Two of the heirs namely, Richard 
Oldham and Goodman Oldham, agree, etc. (Signed) 

For himself and John Reid, one of the heirs. 
Gdn. for Polly and Hannah Reid. 

Teste: — Overton Harris, John Oldham, James Smith. 


(Named in Chapter 29, Section 2.) 

Article 1. — -John W. Reitl, a son of Samuel Reid and Suity Woods, 
his wife, Avas born in Virjiinia in 1784, and came with his 
parents to Paint Lick, Gai'iard County, Ky., in 1795. 

He married Jensie (Jennie) Murrell (who died in 1852). They 
lived for over forty years on the Old Paint Lick farm and died 
there. Their children were: 

Section 1. Amanda Reid, born 1811; she married Mr. Lewis 

232 History and Genealogies 

McMurtry. In 1905 she was alive and then 94 years old; she died 

recently. Their son: 

1. Dr. Lewis McMurtry; his wife died in child-birth. Dr. 
McMurtry has an infirmary on James Court, Louisville, Ky., and 
is one of the finest surgeons in the United States, specially treat- 
ing diseases of women. 

Section 2. James M. Reid; married Mary G. Hays. A fuller 
history of them is set forth in Chapter 31. 

Section 3. John M. Reid; married Bettie A. Hays. A fuller 
history of whom is set forth in Chapter 32. 

Section 4. Sallie Reid; married Dr. P. S. Reid. 

Section 5. Eliza Reid; married Mr. Lee; she is dead. 

Section 6. Susannah Reid. 

Section 7. William Reid. 



(Named in Chapter 3 0, Section 2.) 

Artich' 1 . — .lames ]M. Reid, a son of John W. Reid, and Jensey 
Murrell, his wife, was born in 1812.. He died in 1878. 

He married Mary Y. Hays, a daughter of Hugh Hays and Eliz- 
abeth Blaine, his wife. She was born in 1<S20, and died in 1SS4. 
Their home was in Lincoln County, Ky. Their children: 

Section 1. Forrestus Reid, was born on the old Reid farm on 
Paint Lick Creek, in Garrard County, Ky., was a number of years 
a resident of Lincoln County, and a i)rosperous farmer. Some years 
since he moved to Danville, Ky. where he now lives. He married 
Katherine Withers, a daughter of Horace Withers of Lincoln County, 
Ky. To them were born seven children, two of whom are dead. 

Section 2. Sallie E. Reid; married Dr. Wiett Letcher, a prom- 
inent i)hysician of Danville, Ky. To whom three children have 
been born. 



(Named in Chapter 30, Section 3.) 

Ai'tick* 1. — Johiv >I. Reid, a son of John W. Reid and Jensey IMiiri-ell 
his wife, was horn at the old home in Garrard County, Ky., in 
1823. He died in 1878. 

He married Bettie A. Hays, a daughter of Hugh Hays and Eliz- 
abeth Blaine, his wife, in 1854. She died in 1881. Their children: 
Section 1. Dr. Hugh Reid, of Stanford, Ky. born in 18 56. 
Section 2. Fanny M. Reid; married Mr. Jones. 
Section 3. James C. Reid. 
Section 4. Mary Reid; married Mr. Foster. 
Section 5. Bessie Reid. 

llislurji and Genealogies 233 

CIIAJ'TET^ ;?:i 

(Named in Section 7, Chapter 4.) 

Article 1. — Richard Woods, a son of Michael Woods, senior, of 
Blair I*aik, and IMary Cainjihell his wife, was born about 1715. 

He married Jean . He lived in a region of country that 

Boutetourt County, created in 1769, covered. He died in 1779, 
leaving children: 

Section 1. Samuel Woods. 

Section 2. Benjamin Woods. 


(Named in Section S, Chapter 4.) 

Article 1. — Archibald Woods, a son of Michael AVoods senior of Blair 
Park and >Iary Campbell, his wife, was born in Ireland about 

He came with his parents to America, and finally settled in 
Virginia, living for a time in Albermarle County; afterwards on Cat- 
awaba Creek in what is now Roanoke County. Va., known as Indian 
Camp, where he lived till his death in 1783. He married Isabella — , 
To whom were born: 

William Woods, 17 44. 

A daughter, born 1745; married Mr. Brazeal. 
Isabella Woods, 1747. 

John Woods, 1748. A further account of whom will 
Chapter 3 5. 

A daughter 1750; married Mr. Cowan. 
A daughter 1752; married Mr. Trimble. 
James Woods 1755, of whom a further account 
Chapter 36. 

Archibald Woods 1757. 

Andrew Woods, 17 60; moved to Kentucky. 
Joseph Woods, 1763. Lived on Indian Camp 
died in 1832. 








be found in Ch 







is rendered 










234 History and Genealogies 


(Named in Section 4, Ctiapter 3 4.) 

Article 1. — John AVoods, a son of Archibald AVoods, and Isabella — 
his wife, married Elizabeth Smith, and died at Indian Camp in 

To them were born the children named in the coming sections: 
Section 1. James Woods. He died Nov. 5, 1856. His wife's 
name is unknown. He left these children: 

1. John Woods, went to Illinois and left three children: Mary 
Woods Hatfield, Addie Woods Boston and William Woods. 

2. George Washington Woods; went to Illinois and then to 
Nevada, and left one daughter: Virginia Lee Woods, of Los 
Angeles, California. 

3. Gabriel Woods, went to Missouri. 

4. Joseph Woods. 

Section 2. Absalom Woods, born in 18 01; died in 1871. He 
never married. 

Section 3. Archibald Woods; died in Craig County, Va. in 
1875, leaving four children, viz: 1. John T. Woods, 2. Absalom 
Woods, 3. Oliver D. Woods, 4. Alice Woods married Mr. Beard. 

Section 4. Sarah S. Woods; married William Loosing. They 
died leaving the following issue: 

1. Eliza Loosing; married Mr. Hoffman, of Catawaba Valley. 

2. John W. Loosing, of Catawaba Valley. 

3. A daughter; married Charles Thomas, of Portland, Oregon. 

4. Martha Loosing, of Catawba Valley. 

5. Ann Loosing, of Catawba Valley. 

6. Adaline Loosing, of Catawba Valley. 

Section 5. Joseph Woods. 

Section 6. William Woods, 1817-1882. Home at old Indian 
Camp, on the Catawba. He first married Harriet Pander, by whom 
he had these children: 

1. Mary Woods: married John W. Thomas, and went to Oregon. 

2. Sarah Woods; married George W. Lewis, of Catawba. 

3. Archibald Woods, of Vine Grove, Ky. 

4. Caroline Woods; married Major M. P. Spessard, of Craig 
County, Virginia. 

5. Susan C. Woods; married G. W. Wallace, of Catawba, Valley. 

6. John Woods; died in infancy. 

The said Wiliam Woods, survived his wife, Harriet Pander, and 
afterwards married Sarah Jane Edington, by whom he had these 
children : 

1. John W. Woods, of Roanoke, Va. 

2. Annie B. Woods; died in 1884. 

3. Joseph R. Woods, on old Indian Camp homestead. 

4. Anna S. Woods, of Catawba Valley. 

5. James Pleasant Woods, of Roanoke, County. 

6. Oscar W. Woods, was surgeon in U. S. Army, and is now in 
the Philliphine Islands. 

Illslory and Genealogies . 235 

CITAPTEll ;5(i. 


(Named in Section 7, Chapter 3 4.) 

.Vrticle 1. — .Tames Woods, a son of Archibald Woods, and Isabella 
, his wife, was born in Alberniarle Connty, Va. 

He first married Jane , moved to Kentucky, and died in Mer- 
cer or Fayette County about 1797. To him and his wife were born 
these children: 

Section 1. Peggy Woods. 

Section 2. Joseph Woods. 

Section 3. Archibald Woods; married Ann Adams. 


(Named in Section 10, Chapter 4.) 

Article 1. — Andrew Woods, a son of >Iichael Woods senior of Blair 
Park and Mary Campbell his Avife, man-ied Martha Poage a 
daughter of Robert Poage of Augusta County, Va. 

His plantation was in Albermarle near his father. After his 
father's death he moved to Boutetourt County, near Mill Creek 
church, and was one of the first Justices of the Peace of that County. 
He died in 17S1. He left the following named children: 

Section 1. James Woods. An account of whom will be found 
in chapter XXXVHI. 

Section 2. Elizabeth AVoods. An account of whom will be 
found in chapter XXXIX. 

Section 3. Rebecca Woods. An account of whom will t)e 
found in chapter XL. 

Section 4. Robert Woods. See account in chapter XLI. 

Section 5. Andrew Woods. An account of whom is rendered 
in chapter XLII. 

Section 6. Archibald Woods. An account of whom will be 
found in chapter XLIH. 

Section 7. Mary Woods. An account of whom will l)e found 
in chapter XLHII. 

Section 8. Martha Woods. An account of whom will be found 
in chapter XLV. 

236 - Histonj (ind Genealogies 



(Named in Section 1, Chapter 3 7.) 

Article 1 . — James Woods, a son of Andrew Woods, and Martha 
I'oage, his wife, married Xancv Rayhurn, Dee. 26, 1776, and 
lived in IMontgimiery County, Va. wliere he died Jan. 27, 1817. 

To them were born the children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Andrew Woods, of St. Charles, Mo.; married 

■ and had these children: 

1. Andrew Woods, of Louisana; married Elizabeth . 

2. Adaline Woods; married Courtney. 

3. Robert Woods. 

4. Emily Woods; married Whitman. 

Section 2. Joseph Woods, born June 22, 17 79, died April 
20, 1859, at Nashville Tenn. 

Section 3. Margaret Woods, born Sept. 12, 1781; married 
John Moore Walker, of Lyon County, Ky. left issue towit: 

1. James Walker. 

2. Catherine Rutherford Walker; married Rev. Robert A. Lapsley. 

3. Agnes Walker; married Joseph Norvell. 

4. Mary Jane Walker; married Dr. John D. Kelley. 

5. Jeseph W. Walker. 

6. Robert W. Walker; married Lelia Taylor. 

7. John M. Walker. 

8. Elsie Walker; married Reuben Kay. 

Section 4. Robert Woods, born Dec. 25, 1786, of Nashville, 
Tenn., married Sarah West, to whom were born: 

1. James Woods; married Elizabeth Campbell. 

2. Josephine Woods; married John Branch. 

3. Robert F. Woods; married Mariah Cheatham. 

4. Joseph Woods; married Frances Foster. 

5. Theodora Woods; married Handy. 

6. Robina Woods; married William Armistead, of Nashville, Tenn. 

7. Julia Woods; married R. C| Foster, of Memphis, Tenn. 

Section 5. Martha Woods, born Oct. 4, 1790; married Alex- 
ander H. Robertson of Montgomery County, Va. To whom were 
born the following named children: 

1. James W. Robertson; married Miss Graham, of Dover, Tenn. 

2. Robert Robertson. 

3. Joseph Robertson. 

4. Alexander H. Robertson, Jr. 

Section 6. James Woods, born Dec. 10, 1793; married Eliz- 
abeth A. Kay, and lived in Nashville, Tenn. To whom were born 
the following named children: 

1. Robert K. Woods; married Susan Berry and lived in St. Louis, 
and had three children: 1. Susan Woods; married Givens Camp- 
bell, 2. Margaret Woods; married Greenleaf, 3. Anne Lee Woods; 
married Mr. Bliss, 4. Robert K. Woods, Jr. 

Histortj and Genealogies 237 

2. Margaret Woods; married Mr. Handy. 

3. Anna Woods; married R. B. Castlenian of Nasliville, Tenn. 
To whom were born: 1. Elizabeth Castleman, 2. James Woods 

4. Joseph Woods. 

5. James Woods; married Adeline Milam, and left one son: 
Mark Milam Woods. 

6. Andrew Woods; married Love Washington, and lived in \ash- 
ville, Tenn. To whom were born these children: 1. James Woods, 
2. Mary Woods. 

7. Elizabeth Woods; married Samuel Kirkman, and lived in 
Xashville. Tenn. To whom were born: 1. Elizabeth Kirkman. 
?. Susan Kirkman. 

S. Susan Woods; married G. G. O'Bryan, of Nashville, Tenn. 
To whom were born: 1. Susan O'Bryan, 2. Barsha O'Bryan. 

Section 7. Elsie Woods, born May 10, 1795, and lived in Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

Section 8. Archibald Woods, born May 29, 1787, and lived in 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Section 9. Agnes Green Woods, married Charles C. Trabue, and 
lived in Ralls County, Mo. To whom were born: 

1. Joseph Trabue. 

2. Robert Trabue: married Mary Bibb. 

3. Anthony Trabue; married Christina Manley, and lived at 
Hanibal, Missouri. 

4. Charles C. Trabue. 

5. Sarah Trabue; married first John B. Stevens, secondly William 

6. George Trabue; married Ellen Dunn. 

7. Jane Trabue; married J. H. Reynolds. 

8. Martha Trabue, married George Thompson of Nashville, Tenn. 
To whom were born: 1. Agnes Thompson, married G. G. O'Bryan, 
of Nashville, Tenn. To whom were born a daughter, Agnes O'Bryan, 
2. Elizabeth Thompson, married John P. W. Brown, 3. Charles 
Thompson, married Elizabeth Weeks. 4. Martha Thompson. 5. 
Frances Thompson. 6. John Hill Thompson, married Agnes Rickets. 
7. Jane Thompson, married Alfred Howell. 8. Catherine Thompson, 
married Joseph L. Weakley. 



(Named in Sec. 2, Chap. 37.) 

Article 1. — Elizabeth Woods, u daughter of Andrew Woods, and 
Mai'tha I'oa^e, his wife, lived in Rixkhridge County, Va. and 
died in Jan. 1797. 

She married David Cloyd. To whom were born the following 
named children: 

Section 1. Martha Cloyd; married Matthew Houston, and lived 
at Natural Bridge, Va. To whom were born: 

1. Sophia Huston. 2. Emily Houston. 3. Andrew Houston. 4. 
David Houston. .5. Matthew Hale Houston. 6. Cvnthia Houston. 

238 History and Genealogies 

Section 2. David Cloyd, Junior. 

Section 3. Margaret Cloyd; married Matthew Houston and 
lived at Lebanon Ohio. To v^^hom were born: 1. Andrew C. Houston. 
2. Romaine F. Houston. 

Section 4. Mary Cloyd; married Mr. McClung. 

Section 5. Andrew Cloyd. 

Section 6. James Cloyd. 

Section 7. Elizabeth Cloyd. 

Section 8. Joseph Cloyd. 

Section 9. Cynthia Cloyd. 


(Named in Sec. 3, Chap. 37.) 

Article 1. — Rebecca Woods, a daughter of Andrew Woods and Mar- 
tha Poage his wife; married Isaac Kelley, and lived in Ohio 
County, now West Virginia. 

To whom were born the children named in the coming sections: 
Section 1. Isaac Kelley junior; married Miss Gad. To whom 

were born: 1. Hamilton Kelley. 2. Simeon Kelley. 3. Wesley 

Kelley. 4. Benjamin Kelley. 

Section 2. John Kelley, born 178 4, died 1820. He married 

Elizabeth Wilson and lived in Ohio County, West Va. To whom were 

born these children: 

1. Jane Kelley; married William Miller. 

2. Isaac Kelley. 

3. A. Wilson Kelley. 

4. Aaron Kelley. 

5. Sarah Kelley. 

6. Rebecca Kelley. 

7. Rev. John Kelley. 

Section 3. James Kelley; married first Jane Robinson, and 
secondly, Eliza Gooding. He left the following children: 

1. Isaac Kelley. 

2. Samuel Kelley. 

3. Joseph Kelley. 

4. David Kelley. 

■ 5. Alexander Kelley. 

6. Otis Kelley. 

7. Eliza Kelley. 

Section 4. Benjamin Kelley; married Charlotte Cross, to whom 
were born: 1. Isaac Kelley. 2. Eliza J. Kelley. 

Section 5. Nancy Kelley; married Robert Poage. To whom were 
born: 1. Rebecca Poage. 2. Isaac K. Poage. 3. Gabriel Poage. 
4. Elijah Poage. 

Section 6. Martha Kelley; married Alexander Mitchell. To 

whom were born: 1 Nancy Mitchell. 2. Samuel Mitchell. 3. 

Isaac Mitchell. 4. Jane Mitchell. 5. Elizabeth Mitchell. 6. Zach- 
ariah Mitchell. 


Jllslori/ (iitil (icncdhxjies 239 

Section 7. Rebecca Kelley; married John Mays, and lived at 
West Alexander, Pennsylvania. 
Section 8. Simeon Kelley. 
Section 9. Narcissa K('ll(>y; married .Jonathan McCullock. 

ruArTET] II. 


(Named in Sec. 4, Chap. o7.) 

Artick' 1. — Itolx'it Woods, a son of .liidrow Woods and Martha 
Poaj-t' his wife, lived in Ohio County, West Va. 

He married first Lovely Caldwell, secondly Elizabeth Eoff. To 
whom were born the children named in the coming sections, but 
it is not known by which wife: 

Section 1. Robert C. Woods; married Margaret A. Quarrier, 
and lived in Wheeling, West Va. To whom were born: 

1. Emily Woods: married Thomas G. Black. 

2. Mary Woods; married Alexander Q. Whittaker. 
:3. Harriett Woods; married Beverly M. Eoff. 

4. Helen Woods; married William Tallant. 

5. Margaret Woods; married Robert A. McCabe. 

6. Alexander Woods; married Josephine McCabe. 
Section 2. Andrew P. Woods. 

Section 3. Eliza Jane Woods. 


(Named in Sec. 5, Chap. 3 7.) 

Article 1. — Andrew Woods, a son of Andrew Woods, and Martha 
Poage, his wife, was horn 1759, died Feb. 19, 18;57; married 
Mary jMitchell McCulhick. 

Their home was at Wheeling, West Va. To them were born these 

Section 1. Jane Woods; married Rev. James Hoge of Colum- 
bus, Ohio. To them were born: 

1. Elizabeth Hoge; married Rev. Robert Nail of Tuskegee, Ala. 

2. Mary M. Hoge; married Robert Neil of Columbus, Ohio. 

3. Susannah P. Hoge: married Rev. M. A. Sackett, of Cleveland, O. 

4. Rev. Moses A. Hoge; married first Mary B. Miller, secondly, 
Eliza Wells. 

5. John J. Hoge; married first, Ann I^. Wilson secondly, Mary 

6. Margaret J. Hoge; married J. William Baldwin. 

7. Martha A. Hoge; married Alfred Thomas. 

240 History and ClcnpaJogies 

Section 2. Andrew Woods; married Rebecca Brison. To whom 
were born: 

1. James Woods of New Orleans, Loiiisana. 

2. Oliver B. Woods; married Ann M. Anderson. 

3. Luther T. Woods; married first, Mary E. Neil, secondly, Mary 

4. John Woods; married Marilla Hale. 

5. Archibald Woods; married Mary Matthews. 

6. Alfred Woods; married Jane Railey. 

7. Rev. Henry Woods: married Mary Ewing. 

8. Rev. Francis M. Woods; married Julia Jenkins. To whom 
were born: 1. Rev. David J. Woods of Blacksburg, Va. 2. Mitch- 
ell Woods. 3. Andrew H. Woods. 4. Janet Woods. 5. Mary 
Woods. 6. Rebecca Woods. 

Section 3. Samuel Woods of Woodbfidge, California; married 
Elizabeth Leffler. To whom were born these children: 

1. Andrew Woods; married E. Liffler. 

2. Mary Jane Woods; married William L. Manley. 

3. Margaret T. Woods; married J. Henderson of Stockton, 

4. Jacob Woods; married Elizabeth V. Ward. 

5. Hugh M. Woods. 

6. Rebecca Woods. 

7. Samuel Woods; married Anona Ellis. 

8. Susan E. Woods; married Lafayette Creech. 

Section 4. Robert M. Woods; married Rebecca Vance; lived 
at Urbana, Ohio. To whom were born the following named children: 

1. Rachael Woods. 

2. Alfred A. Woods. 

3. Mary M. Woods; married J. W. Ogden, and had one child: 
Anne W. Ogden. 

4. William N. Woods; married Ann McPherson. 

5. Jane H. Woods; married Griffith Ellis. 

6. Robert T. Woods. 

Section 5. Margaret Woods; married Martin L. Todd, lived at 
Bellaire, Ohio, and had' one child, Jane Todd. 

Section 6. Mary Ann Woods; married Archibald Todd. 

Section 7. Alfred Woods; married Elizabeth Sims; lived at 
Bellaire, Ohio. To them were born the following named children: 

1. Margaret T. Woods; married Joseph S. Miller. 

2. Louisa Woods; married S. Colin Baker of St. Louis, Mo. 

3. Isabel Woods. 

4. T. Sims Woods; married Mary Pancoast. 

5. Robert Woods. 

6. William A. Woods; married Emma Zinn. 

7. Launcelot Woods; married Charlotte Teagarten. 

8. Elizabeth Woods; married John W. Carroll. 

9. Mary Ann Woods; married Henry Basel of St. Louis, Mo. 

10. Martha N. Woods; married Richard Ritey. 

11. Alfred Woods; married Esther Vogel. 

12. Edgar Woods; married Louisa James. 


History and Genealogies 241 



(Named in Sec. 6, Chap. 37.) 

Aiticlc 1. — Aichibahl W()(»<ls, a son of Andrew Woods, and Martha 
l»oage, his wife, born Nov. 14, 1764, died Oct. 26, 1846. 

He lived in Ohio County, West Va., and marraed Ann Poage. 
To them were born the chilren named in the coming secrions: 

Section i. Elizabeth Woods; married George Paull of St. Clairs- 
ville, Ohio. To them were born: 

1. Rev. Alfred Paull; married Mary Weed. 

Section 2. Thomas Woods; married Mary Brison and lived 
in Wheeling, West Virginia. To them were born these children: 

1. Ann Eliza Woods; married James S. Polhemus. 

2. Sarah M. Woods. 

3. Theodore Woods. 

4. Archibald Woods. 

5 Rev. Edgar Woods of Charlottsville, Va.; married Mariah 
C. Baker. 

6. Lydia Woods. 

7. John Henry McKee Woods. 

Section 3. Martha Woods: married Charles D. Knox of Wheel- 
ing, West, Va. To whom were born the following named children: 

1. Franklin Woods Knox; married Ruth Stewart. 

2. Stewart Knox. 

3. Robert Knox. 

Section 4. Franklin Woods. 
Section 5. Nancy Woods. 
Section 6. Mary Woods. 

Section 7. George W. Woods; married Cresah Smith. 
Section 8. William Woods; died in infancy. 
Section 9. John Woods; married Ruth Jacob. To whom were 

1. Archibald Woods. 

2. Joseph Woods. 

3. George W. Woods. 

4. Hamilton Woods. 

5. Anne M. Woods. 

6. Martha V. Woods. 

Section 10. Emily Woods, of whom we have no history. 
Section 11. William Woods (second of name In this family). 
Section 12. Hamilton Woods. 


243 History and Genealogies 


(Named in Sec. 7, Chap. 37.) 

Article 1. — Mary Woods, a daughter of Andrew Woods, and Martha 
Poage his wife, was horn Feb. 19, 1766, died May 25, 1830. 

She married James Poage, and lived at Ripley, Ohio. To them 
were born the children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Martha Poage; married George Poage. 

Section 2. John C. Poage. 

Section 3. Rev. Andrew W. Poage, lived at Yellow Springs, 
Ohio, and married Jane Gray, to whom were born: 

1. Nancy M. Poage; married Thomas H. Reynolds. 

2. James Poage. 

3. John G. Poage; married Sarah J. Jones. 

4. Andrew Poage, lived at Pamona, California, tind married 
Mary B. Kline. 

5. Mary Jane Poage. 

6. Margaretta E. Poage. 

Section 4. Mary Poage. 
Section 5. James Poage Junior. 

Section 6. Robert Poage, lived at Ripley, Ohio, married Sarah 
Kirker. To whom were born these children: 

1. Rev. James S. Poage: married first Ann Voris, secondly, 
Susan L. Evans. 

2. Thomas K. Poage; married first Sarah J. Henry, secondly, Jane 

3. John N. Poage; married Eliza Ann McMillan, to whom were 
born: 1. Alice E. Poage. 

4. Sarah E. Poage. 

5. Alfred B. Poage; married Esther A. Work. 

6. William C. Poage. 

7. Joseph C. Poage. 

8. Mary Jane Poage. 

9. Ann E. Poage; married first, William W. Wafer, second, An- 
drew Hunter. 

Section 7. Elizabeth Poage, lived at Ripley, Ohio; married 
Rev. Isaac Shepherd, to whom were born: 
1. James Hoge Shepherd. 

Section 8. Ann Poage, lived at Ripley, Ohio; married Alexander 
Mooney. To whom were born: 

1. John Mooney. 

2. James Money. 

3. Elizabeth Mooney. 

4. Sophia Mooney. 

5. Thomas Mooney. 

6. Sarah Ann Mooney. 

Section 9. Rebecca Poage; married John B. Kncx, and lived 
at Yellow Springs, Ohio. 

Ilishiri/ iiikI (Irncdinf/ies 243 

Section 10. Margaret Poage; married Rev. Thomas S. William- 
son, and lived at St. Peter, Minnesota. To whom were born: 

1. William B. Williamson. 

2. Mary P. Williamson. 

0. .lames G. Williamson. 

4. Elizabeth P. Williamson; married Andrew Hunter, to whom 
were born: 1. Elizabeth lIuiittM-: married Rev. E. .J. Lindsay. 
2. John K. Hunter. 

5. Rev. John P. Williamson; married Sarah A. Vannice. 

6. Prof. Andrew W. Williamson, of Rock Island, Illinois. 

7. Nancy J. Williamson. 

8. Smith B. Williamson. 

9. Martha Williamson; married William Stout of Great Falls, 
Montana. To whom were born: 

1. Thomas Stout. 2. Alfred Stout. 

10. Henry M. Williamson; married Helen M. Ely. To whom 
were born: 

1. Sumner Williamson. 2. William Williamson. 

Section 11. Sarah Poage; married Rev. Gideon Pond. To whom 
were born: 

1. Ruth Pond. 2. Edward Pond. 3. Sarah Pond. 4. George 
Pond. 5. Mary Pond. (i. Elizabeth Pond. 7. Ellen Pond. 

Section 12. Thomas H. Poage. 

Section 13. Rev. George C. Poage; married Jane Riggs, to whom 
were born the following named children: 

1. James Poage. 

2. Stephen Woods Poage. 
o. Mary Ann Poage. 

4. George Poage. 

5. Arabella Poage. 



(Named in Sec. 8, Chap. 3 7.) 

Article 1. — Miutha W< <ds, a <laiij>litei' of Andrew Woods, and Martha 
roage lii.s wife, dird Pec. 14, 1«;?4. 

She lived in Boutetourt County, Va. and married Henry Walker. 
To whom were born the children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Andrew W. Walker of Patts Creek, Va.; married 
Elizabeth Handly, to whom were born: 

1. Henry Walker; married Maria Shawver. 

2. John Walker; married Miss Nutten. 

3. Archibald Walker. 

4. Margaret Walker; married Thomas Harvey. 

5. Martha Walker; married Joseph Harvey. 

6. Emily Walker; married Israel Morris. 

7. Mary Walker; married George Dondermilk. 

8. Elizabeth Walker; married Andrew Elmore. 

9. Jane Walker; married John Ferrier. 

10 Malvina Walker; married James Richardson. 
11. Andrew Walker. 

"3^4 Hisionj and Genealogies 

12. Floyd Walker. 

13. Newton Walker; married Julia Raiu), to whom were born: 

1. Euphemia Walker. 

2. Beirne Walker. 

3. Morris Walker. 

4. Samuel Walker. 

14. Cynthia Walker. 

Section 2. William Walker, of Warren County, Ky.; married 
first, Eleanor Moore, secondly, Sarah Lapsley. He left these 

1. Robert Walker. 

2. Henry Walker. 

3. Martha Walker. 

4. John L. Walker. 

5. Catherine Walker. 

6. Adeline Walker: married W. J. Landrum. 

Section 3. Robert Walker, of Gap Mills, West Virginia; mar- 
ried Jane Allen. To whom were born: 

1. Ann Eliza Walker. 

2. Henry Walker; married Agnes Johnson. 

3. Robert Walker; married Miss Robertson. 

4. Martha Walker; married Jackson Clarke. 
.5. Lydia Walker. 

Section 4. James Walker, of McDonough County, Illinois; mar- 
ried Margaret Bailey, to whom were born: 

1. William S. B. Walker; married Elizabeth Head. 

2. Martha Walker; married James M. Wilson. 

3. Henry M. Walker; married Isabel Head. 

4. James W. Walker; married Julia Head. 

Section o. Henry Walker, of Mercer County, West Va.; married 
Mary Snidow, to whom were born; 

1. Martha Walker; married George Snidow. 

2. William H. Walker. 

3. Christian Walker. 

4. Mary Walker. 

5. James Walker. 

6. Eliza Walker. 

7. Lewis Walker; married Jane Carr. 
S. Sarah Walker. 

9. Elvira Walker. 

Section 6. Archibald Walker. 

Section 7. Joseph Walker, of Braxton County, West Va.; mar- 
ried Maria Gray, to whom were born: 

1. Lucretia Walker. 

2. Martha Walker. 

3. Robert Walker. 

4. Henry Walker. 

Section 8. George Walker, of Giles County, Va.; married 
Susan Eakin, to whom were born: 

1. Edwin Walker. 

2. Leander Walker. 

3. John A. Walker. 

4. Avininta Walker. 

Jlisluri/ ttitd (icnciiloyics 245 

Section 9. Mary Walker: married Tilghman Snodgrass, to 
whom were born: 

1 . Robert L. Snodgrass. 

2. Henry W. Snodgi-ass. 

3. Newton Snodgrass. 

4. James Woods Snodgrass. 

5. Cyrus Snodgrass. 

6. Charles E. Snodgrass. 

7. Thomas Snodgrass. 
S. Lewis A. Snodgrass. 
9. Jane Snodgrass. 

10. Mary M. Snodgrass. 



(Named in Sec. 2, Chap. 4.) 

Ai tide I . — Saiali AVcods, a dawjihtcr of Michael Woods, sciiioi- of 
Blair I'ark, and Mary Campbell his wife, married Joseph Laps- 
ley, «'f Virginia. 

To whom were born the children named In the coming sections: 

Section 1. Joseph Lapsley, junior, born 1743: died 1792, was 
a Revolutionary soldier, made his will Dec. 2 3, 1791. 

Section 2. Jean Lapsley, 1748; married James Cloyd, and moved 
to Lincoln County, Ky. 

Section 3. Mary Lapsley, 1750: married John Hall, and moved 
to Lincoln County, Ky. 

Section 4. John Lapsley, 1753. Of whom an account will be 
given in chapter XLVH. 

Section 5. Martha Lapsley, 1756: married John Tomlin of 
Lincoln County, Ky. 

Section 6. James Lapsley, 1760: of whom we have no further 
definite account. 


(Named in Sec. 4. Chap. 4 6.) 

Article 1. — John Lapsley, a son of Joseph Lapsley, and Sarah Woods, 
his wife, was bom Dec. 20, 1753, enlisted in the Revolution- 
ary Ai-niy of Morgan's mounted men, was in the batth' of 
Brandy wine, Sept. 11, 1777, where he was wounded while carry- 
ing (trders across tlie battlefield. 

Dec. 22, 1778, he was married to Mary Armstrong. In 1795, he 
emigrated to Kentucky, and settled in Lincoln County. Of the union 
with Miss Armstrong the following named children were the fruits: 

Section 1. Joseph B. Lapsley, born Oct. 5, 1779, was a Pres' 

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byterian preacher. His field of labor was in Kentucky and Tennes- 
see. He was twice married, first to Rebecca Aylett, Sept. 27, 1804, 
secondly to his cousin, Sallie Lapsley. By his first wife, Rebecca Ay- 
lett he begot the children named: 

1. John W. Lapsley, a lawyer of Selma, Alabama, died in 1889. 

2. William Fairfax Lapsley; lived in Alabama. 

0. Joseph M. Lapsley: died in Selma, Alabama, left two child- 
ren : 

1. George H. Lapsley. 

2. Emma Baker. They live in Kansas City, Mo. 

Section 2. Priscilla Catherine Lapsley, boi'n June 23, 1781; 
married Colonel John Yantis, of Garrard County, Ky. Colonel John 
Yantis was of German birth, was a Revolutionary soldier. He also 
commanded a regiment in the war of 1812. For many years he 
represented Garrard County in the Kentucky Legislature. , He was a 
son of Jacob Yantis. He lived near Lancaster until 1832, when he 
moved to Lafayette County, Mo., and died there in 1837. 

Section 3. John A. Larsley born Sept. 5, 1783; married 
Aug. 10, 1805, Mary Wear McKee, who was born Nov. 20, 1783, she 
was a daughter of William McKee, a commissioned officer in the 
Revolutionary Army. He emigrated to America from Ireland in 
172.5, went to Virginia in 1745, and to Kentucky in 1793, where he 
died Oct. 8, 1816, at the age of 92 years. His wife was Miriam Wear. 
To them were born: 

1. Mary Jane Lapsley. 

2. Amanda Lapsley; married Robert A. McKee. 

3. Miriam Lapsley: married Warner Wallace. 

4 Priscilla Lapsley: married Robert Robertson. 

5. Joseph Lapsley. 

6. William M. Lapsley; married Miss Baron of Perry County, 
Alabama, and left one child, Mary Lapsley. 

7. John Lapsley. 

8. Samuel Lapsley. 

9. Robert Lapsley, went to Australia. 

10. James Lapsley. 

11. David Nelson Lapsley, born April 16, 1830; married Marga- 
ret Jane Jenkins, father of Dr. Robert McKee Lapsley, of Keokuk, 

Section 4. James F. Lapsley, born Jan. 7, 1786: married Char- 
lotte Cleland, to whom were born: 

1. Eliza Lapsley; married Lanta Armstrong. 

2. Sarah Lapsley; married Mr. Robertson. 

3. John P. Lapsley; married first, Eliza Johnston, secondly, 
Jennie . 

4. James T. Lapsley; married first, Fannie Ewing and secondly, 
Elizabeth Bosemond. 

Section 5. Samuel Lapsley, born Sept. 22, 1789: married 
Sallie Stevens. 

Section 6. Sarah W. Lapsley, born Feb. 1, 1791; married 
William Walker, to whom were born: 

1. Catherine Walker. 

2. Adeline Walker; married General W. J. Landrum, a Brig- 
adier General in the Federal Army, lived at Lancaster, Ky, and 
was at one time Collector of Internal Revenue. 

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Section 7. William Lapsley, born Sept. 28, 1793, lived in Tenn- 

Section 8. Mary C. Lapsley, born Feb. 26, 1796: married James 
McKee, to whom were born: 

1. Miriam McKee; married Mr. Kelsey, and went to Denver, 

2. Mary Charlotte McKee; married William Dodd, of Koski- 
usko, Mississippi, and had besides others these children: 

1. John L. Dodd. 

2. Joseph C. Dodd. Both were prominent lawyers of Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

3. Margaret McKee; married Mr. Henning. 

4. John L. McKee; married Sarah Speake. 

5. Samuel McKee; married Sallie Campbell. Samuel McKee was 
Colonel of 1st Ky. Regiment in the Federal Army, and was killed 
in battle at Miirfreesborough, Tenn. 

6. James Finley McKee: married Margaret Speake. 

Socrion 9. Robert Armstrong Lapsley, born Jan. 11, 1798; 
married Catherine Rutherford Walker, a daughter of John Moore 
Walker who married Margaret Woods, a daughter of James Woods, 
and Nancy Rayburn, his wife. (See Chap. 3 8, Sec. 3.) To whom 
were born : 

1. Joseph W. Lapsley; died unmarried. 

2. John D. Lapsley; died unmarried. 

3. Norvall A. Lapsley; died unmarried. 

4. Robert ^apsley, born Feb. 10, 1833; married first, Alberti 
Pratt, and secondly, Mary Willie Pettus, by whom he had: 

1. Robert K. Lapsley. 

2. John Pettus Lapsley. 

3. Edmund Winston Lapsley. 

4. William Weeden Lapsley. 

5. James Woods Lapsley. 

6. Margaret Lapsley, born June 4, 1838; married first, Dr. 
James W. Moore, and secondly, James H. Franklin. 

7. Samuel Rutherford Lapsley, born June 25, 1842, was a 
confederate soldier and received a fatal wound at the battle of 
Shiloh in 18 62, while bearing the colors of his regiment. 

8. Samuel McKee Lapsley, was a soldier in the Federal Army, 
died in 1862. 

After the death of his first wife, Robert Armstrong Lapsley, 
married Mrs. Alither Allen, whom he also survived, and afterwards 
married Mrs. Mary Richardson, who out lived him. He died in 1872. 

Section 10. Harvey Lapsley, born April 1, 1800. He died un- 

Section 11. Margaret Lapsley, born Feb. 17. 1802; married 
Moses Jarvis, to whom were born the following named children: 

1. Mary Jane Jarvis; married Mr. Sharpe, no issue. 

2. John L. Jarvis; married Miss Sharpe, left five children. 

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(Named in Chap. 19, Sec. 6.) 

Article 1. — Anna Woods, a daughter of Colonel John Woods of Albe- 
marle and Susannah xlnderson his wife, was born in Albemarle 
County, Va., whei-e she was married to John N. (or Jonathan) 
Reid, of Nelson County, Va., about the year 1788, (See Chap. 
19, Sec. 6, and Cliap. 29, Sec. 3.) 

It is set forth in tlie Woods — -McAfee memorial that she sur- 
vived her husband, and married her cousin, William Woods. (See 
Chap. 12.) It is believed she came to Madison County, Ky., where 
she died Aug. 9, 1805. 

One John Reid and his wife, Anna Reid were members of the 
Viney Fork church, which was organized in 1797, but they were 
another couple. It is known that some of her children lived in and 
were married in Madison County, Ky., as shown below. 

There is a record in the Clerk's office of the Madison County 
Court, of a power of Attorney, bearing date Mch. 2, 1819 from Alex- 
ander Reid and James Reid of the city of Richmond, Va., appointing 
Andrew Wallace of Richmond, Ky., their attorney in fact to inves- 
tigate, sue out, or compromise, or do any other lawful act, in ascer- 
taining their rights and title to all lands in the state of Kentucky to 
which they are, or may be entitled as heirs of "John N. Reid" for 
Jonathan Reid, deceased, both being of the County of Nelson, (for- 
merly Amherst) and state of Virginia conjointly with the other heirs 
of said descendents. It seems that Anna Woods husband, John N. 
Reid, was a native of Nelson County, formerly Amherst County, 
Va., and an heir of Alexander Reid deceased, but the relation is 
not very explicitly stated in the power of Attorney. The name was 
written "John N." for "Jonathan." The children of Anna Woods, 
and John N. Reid, or Jonathan Reid, were: 

Section 1. Alexander Reid, who it seems was in the year 1819, 
a resident of the city of Richmond, Va., and joined with his brother 
James in the power of Attorney to his brother-in-law, Andrew Wal- 
lace of Richmond, Ky. above named. He was born Jan. 22 1789. 

Section 2. Susannah Anderson Reid, born Dec. 27, 1787, she 
married in Madison County, Ky., Benjamin Moberly, Oct. 4, 1808, 
whom she survived, and on the 30th day of Oct. 1826, she married 
again in Madison County, Ky., William Oldham, son of Richard 
Oldham of Estill County, Ky., and Ann Pepper his wife. (See Part 
VI, Chap. 11.) Said William Oldham was born April 23, 1777, and 
died Sept. 2 6, 1849, she was his second wife, and he was her second 
husband. She died May 13, 1851. Children of her first marriage: 

1. Susannah Moberley. 

2. Polly Moberley. 

3. Jane Reid Moberley; married John R. Oldham. (See Part 
VI, Chap. 37.) 

4. Thomas Jenkins Moberley, went to Missouri and settled in 
Jackson County. 

5. John Reid Moberley. (the eldest) He went to Missouri, and 

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settled in Jackson County, where he married and had 

two sons: 

1. John Moberley. 

2. Moberley. 

6. Ann Moberley; married Adam Hill in Madison County, Ky., 
Aug. 14, 1828, they afterwards emigrated to Missouri, and in Miss- 
ouri, one of her daughters Roena Hill, married a man by the 
name of Ralston, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralston, towit: 
Annie Ralston, married Fi-ank James the famous Missouri bandit, 
and whose son is a lawyer of Kansas City. 
For children of the second marriage of Susannah Anderson Reid 
Moberley and William Oldham, see Part VI, Chap. 11. 

Section ;!. John Woods Reid, born June 10, 119?,: died Oct. 
11, 1799. 

Section 4. Jane Reid, born Dec. 9, 1794; she married Andrew 
Wallace in Madison County, Ky. Oct. 5, 1813. She died April 14, 
1863. (See Part IV, Chap. 7, Sec. 6, and Chap. 8.) 

Section 5. James Reid, born Oct. 29, 179 6. It seems that in 
the year 1819, he was a resident of the city of Richmond, Va., and 
joined with his brother Alexander Reid in the power of attorney to 
his brother-in-law, Andrew Wallace, of Richmond, Ky., above men- 
tioned. He died in the South Oct. 9, 1S37. 

Section 6. Anna Woods Reid, born Sept. 12, 1799, died — . 



(Named in Chap. 7, Sec. 1.) 

Article 1. — AVilliam Woods, a son of Adam Woods, and Anna Kav- 
ananjih. liis A\ife, (1772-184()) niaiiied Susan B. Clark a 
dairghter of Benjamin Clark, and Jane >Iidlins, his wife. (See 
Part V, Chap. 13, Sec. 7.) Their childr<'n: 

Section 1. David Woods, (1800-1882) married Margaret Maupin, 
a daughter of Cornelius Maupin and Ann Bratton his wife. Their 

1. Samira Woods; (1826-1901) married .James Veal. 

2. Angelina Woods; (1S28 ) married Aaron Dvsart. 

3. Overton Woods. (1S30-1887.) 

4. David Woods; (1832-1900) married Mattie A. Robinson of 
Bourbon, County, Ky. Their children: 

1. Colonel Charles A. R. Woods; (1865 ) married firstly, 

Dora Lee Snoddy, secondly, Martha W. Clark, of Covington, Ky. 

Colonel Charles A. R. Woods is some what of a genealogist, and 
takes much interest in pedigrees. He made us a visit a few years 
since, and we visited several old grave yards and copied inscriptions 
from the tombs. Children of his first marriage: 

1. Gladys A. Woods, 1887. 

2. Archibald Douglas Woods, 1890. 

2. Harry E. Woods; (1866 ) married Mary Ellen Crum- 

packer. They live in Xorborne, Mo. 

3. Leon E. Woods, 1872^ 

.5. Cornelius Maupin Woods, (1834 ) 

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1. Christopher. Chap. 2, See. 1. 

2. Rol)t'rt, m Mourning Glenn. (Chap. 3.) 


1. Chri.-:toplicr. ni (1) Mary Dabney, (2) Agnes McCord. "C". 

(Chap. I.) 

2. Roliert. ni Lucretia Brown. (Chap. 3, Soc. 2.) 

3. Tyre. (Chap. 3, Sec. 3.) 

4. James, m Mary Harris. (Chap. 3, Sec. 4.) 

5. William, m Hannah Jameson. (Chap. 3, Sec. 5.) 

6. LiPby. m William Shelton. (Chap. 3, Sec. 6.) 

7. Sarah, m John Rodes. (Chap. 3, Sec. 7.) 

8. Miss , m William Dalton. (Chap. 3, Sec. S.) 

9. Mourning, m Jului Jouett. Chap. 3, Sec. 9.) 

10. Elizabeth, m William Crawford. ( Chap. 3. Sec. 10.) 

11. Nancy, m Joel Crawford. (Chap. 3, Sec. 11.) 

12. Anna, m John Dabney. (Chap. 3, Sec. 12.) 


1. Dabney. (Chap. 4, Sec. 1.) 

2. Sarah, m James Martin. (Chap. 5.) 

3. Robert, m Nancy Grubbs. (Chap. 6.) 

4. Mourning, m Foster Jones. (Chap. 11.) 

5. Christopher, m Elizabeth Grubbs. (Chap. 12.) 

6. Mary, m George Jones. (Chap. 4, Sec. 6.) 

7. Tyre. (Chap. 4. Sec. 7.) 

S. John, m Margaret Maupin. "D". (Chap. 16.) 

9. Benjamin, m (1) Miss Jones, (2) Nancy Burgin. (Chap. 43.) 

10. William, m Anna Oldham. (Chap. 44.) 

11. Barnabas, m Elizabeth Oldham. (Chap. 45.) 

12. James, m Susannah Gass. (Chap. 4, Sec. 12.) 

13. Samuel, m Nancy Wllkerson. (Chap. 4, Sec. 13.) 

14. Jane, m Richard Gentry. (Chap. 46.) 

15. Margaret. (Chap. 4, Sec. 15.) 

16. Isabella, m John^ennett. (Chap. 47.) 

17. Overton, m Naij^Oldham. (Chap. 48.) 

1. Robert, m Jael Ellison. (Chap. 17.) 

2. Christopher, m Sallie Wallace. "E". (Chap. 28.) 

3. Overton, in Mary Rice Woods. (Chap. 37.) 

4. James, m Mourning Bennett. (Chap. 38.) 

5. John. (Chap. 16, Sec. 5.) 

6. William, m Malinda Duncan (Chap. 39.) 

7. Elizabeth, m Anderson Woods. (Chap. 40.) 

8. Frances, m James Miller. (Chap. 41.) 

9. Susan, m Dr. Wm. H. Duncan. Chap. 42.) 

1. Ann Eliza, m Robert Covington. (Chap. 29.) 

2. Talitha, m Chris. Irvine Miller. (Chap.30 & Part I, Chap. 13.) 

3. James Anderson, m Susan Taylor. (Chap. 31.) 

4. Christopher. (Chap. 32.) 

5. John Miller Wallace. (Chap. 33.) 

6. Polly, m Elder John M. Park, (Chap. 34.) 

7. Margaret Frances, m Joseph Warren Moore. (Chap. 35.) 

8. Sarah Overton, m Thomas M. Oldham. (Chap. 36.) 


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Article 2. — Early marriages in Madison County, Ky. gleaned from 
first Marriage Register of County Court. 

Harris, James — 'Susannah, Grass, Dec. 2, 1790. 

Harris, Lucy — Jones, Wm., Feb. 2, 1790. 

Harris, Wm. — Oldham, Anna, Feb. 4, 1790. 

Harris, Mary — Wall^;er, John, Dec. 25, 1792. 

Harris, Rebecca — Province, Andrew, Aug. 9, 

Harris, Benjamin — Burgin, Nancy, June 14, 

Harris, Isabel — Bennett, John, Oct. 2, 1794. 

Harris, Parmarla — McCord, Robert, Dec. 31, 

Harris, Samuel — Province, Sarah, Sept. 2, 17 95. 

Harris, Thomas — Barnes, Rachael, Dec. 7, 1796. 

Harris, Thursa — ^Holland Allen March 8, 1796. 

Harris, Nancy, Mrs. — Tevis, Nathaniel Aug. 8, 

Harris, Foster — ^Manning, Sally, Oct, 19, 1797. 

Harris, Anna — Leburn, Jacob, Feb. 28, 1799. 

Harris, Mourning — Thorpe, Zacheriah, Oct. 17 

Harris, Nancy — Thorpe, Josiah, Oct. 17, 17 99. 

Harris, Lucy — Wilkerson, Wm., Feb. 26, 1801. 

Harris, Nancy — ^Woods, Wm., Sept. 25, 1802. 

Harris, Higgason — Garland, Mary, Dec. 16, 1800. 

Harris, Polly — Woods, Wm., June 5, 18 02. 

Harris, William Elliot, — Maunion, Mary, March 17, 18 02. 

Harris Tyre — Garland, Sally, June 2, 1803. 

Harris, Barnabus — Oldham, Elizabeth, 19, 1803. 

Harris, Nancy — Stone, Wm., Oct. 22, 1805. 

Harris David — Cooksey, Nancy, May 30, 1805. 

Harris, John — ^^Warren, Jenny, March 21, 1805. 

Harris, Samuel — Kennedy, Elizabeth, April 13, 

Harris Tabitha — Joel, Bermam, March 16, 1809. 

Harris, David — Maxwell, Nancy, Nov. 1, 1811. 

Harris, Sally — David, Joseph, July 20, 1812. 
Harris, Elizabeth — Rynot, James, Feb. 28, 1811. 

Harris, Elizabeth — Davis Uriah, Nov. 29, 1813. 
Harris, Jesse — Fowler, Jennina, Aug. 10 1813. 
Harris, Robert — Taylor, Polly, July 7, 1814. 
Harris, Becky — Dent, Bailey, April 13, 1815. 
Harris, Weston — Delaney, Elizabeth, Feb. 2 1815. 
Harris, Lavina — King, Henry, Nov. 11, 1815. 
Harris, Robert — Lancaster, Elizabeth, July 
Harris, Nancy — Pasley, Henry, May 18, 1815. 
Harris Wm., — Smith, Anna, Dec. 5, 
Harris, Polly — Richardson, Thomas, 
Harris, Milly — Sale Samuel, Nov. 21, 

Harris, Elizabeth — Staguer, Richmond, June 21, 1821. 
Harris, Nancy — Reed, Thomas, April 19, 1821. 
Harris Leander — Clancker, Howard, Dec. 5, 1821. 
Harris, Frances, M., — Miller, James, July 24, 1823. 
Harris, Margaret — Wright, Thomas, Jan. 1, 1824. 
Harris, Paulina — Lancaster, Jeremiah, March 15, 1825. 
Harris, Kettura, — Easter, Wm., Nov. 8 1827. 
Harris, Eizira — Gordon, Jefferson, June 18, 1827. 
Harris, John — Vaughn, Sally, Oct. 15, 1828. 
Harris, Sherwood — Brumback, Theodosia, Oct. 22, 
Harris, John, C, — Floyd, Sally, Nov. 11, 1830. 
Harris, Agnes, M., — Oldham, Milton, Feb. 3, 1831. 
Harris, Mary — Wheeler, Wm., Feb. 4, 1830. 


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Eliza — Stephen, B., Eiibanlv, March 12, 1835. 
Anderson — Araminta, .Jane, Atkinson, Sept. 2?,, 1S35. 
Elizabeth — George Roberts, .June 29, 1S36. 
Leniniy — Richard Toinlin, Oct. 3, 1836. 
Thomas — Thursa Madison, Nov. 7, 1836. 
Solon — Sallie Ann Miller, July 25, 1837. 
Nancy — Anderson Chenault, Aug. 3, 1837. 
Mary, Ann, E. — .James Cooper, Aug. 10, 1837. 
Sallie — Willis Tomlin, Sept. 6, 1836. 
Hawkins — Didama Cradleburgh, Nov. 13, 1835. 
Margaret — James Roberts, Jan. 24, 1840. 
David — Elizabeth Moore, May 30, 1838. 
Jael Kavanaugh — Martin B. Garvin, Oct. 17, 1S4]. 
Gabriella — John Crigler, Oct. 20, 1840. 
Lucien, J. — Sallie F. Bush, Dec. 8, 1832. 
Talitha — Waller Chenault, Oct. 30, 1833. 
Margaret — Simeon Hume. Dec. 6, 18 38. 
Sidney, W. — Mary A. E. Miller, Apr. 4, 1844. 
Caroline — Michael I.. Stoner, May 4, 1843. 
Elizabeth — Joseph Pearson, July 21, 18 47. 
John, D. — Nancy Jane White, Sept. 20, 1849. 
Malinda — Anderson Yates, Aug. 2, 1849. 
Sarah — Thomas Oldham, Aug. 14, 1849. 
Sallie W. — John E. Elmore, Nov. 24, 1853. 
John K. — Mrs. Elizabeth K. Harris, Dec. 29, 1853. 
Mrs. Elizabeth K. — John K. Harris. Dec. 29, 1853. 
Christopher, C. — Frances J. Atkins, July 26, 1853. 
Overton — Navmi Fielding, Feb. 3, 1842. 
Christopher — Elizabeth Berry, Oct. 3, 183 9. 
James, A. — Susan A. Taylor, Jan. 1, 184 5. 
Nancy — Samuel Best, Aug. 15, 1846. 
Frances — David A. Singleton, July 20, 1848. 
Margaret — Joseph W. Moore, Feb. 9, 1848. 
Shelton — Caroline Duncan, April 19, 1849. 
Fannie — Thomas Coyle, Feb. 3, 1853. 
Susan, M. — Benjamin F. Crooke, Dec. 22, 18 53. 
Mary W. — John M. Park, Jan. 15, 1852. 
Talitha — Chris. Irvine Miller, Sept. 1, 1836. 

Article 3. — Items coiinectiiif> the 
Histf)i"y and Court records. 

Harris nanu' with events, from 

Section 1. The Muster Roll of Captain James Brown's Comi)any 
of Mounted Ky., Volunteers in the United States service against the 
Wiaw Indians, commanded by Brigadier General Charles Scott, 
mustered in at the Rapids of the Ohio, June 15, 1791, by Captain 
B. Smith, 1st U. S. Regiment, shows therein the name Randolph 

Section 2. Cynthiana, the County seat of Harrison County, was 
named for Cynthia and Anna, two daughters of the original pro- 
prietor, Robert Harris established Dec. 10, 1793, incorporated as 
a town in 1802, and was a city in 1860. 

Section 3. Christopher Harris, (our ancestor) prior to 1790, 
located and entered claim to lands on the waters of Licking river, 
referred to in his will published in Chapter IV, as well as lands in 
Madison County, where he finally settled. 

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Section 4. Christopher Harris, junior, (son of the Christopher 
named in Article 3) was a pioneer Baptist preacher of Madison 
County, Ky. 

Section 5. William B. Harris, was one of the Deputy Survey- 
ors for James Thompson, the first surveyor of Lincoln County, 
appointed in Jan. 1781. 

Section 6. Members of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

In the Senate: 
David K. Harris, from the County of Floyd, 1827-1834. 
Henry C. Harris, from the County of Floyd, 1843-7. 
Sylvester Harris, from the County of Meade, 18 5 3-7. 
John D. Harris, from the County of Madison, 1885-9. 

In the House of Representatives: 
William G. Harris, from the County of Simpson, 182 6. 
H. G. Harris, from the County of Simpson 1865-7. 
Horatic T. Harris, from the County of Campbell, 1832. 
John Harris, from the County of Madison, 1799. 
Robert Harris, from the County of Madison, 1826-8. 
Robert R. Harris, from the County of Madison, 1844. 
William Harris, from the County of Madison, 1851-2. 
Sylvester Harris, from the County of Meade, 1847. 
Tyre Harris, from the County of Garrard, 1829-30. 
John B. Harris, from the County of Johnson, 1848. 

Section 7. June 24, 1788. "On motion of Christopher Harris; 
his ear mark towit: A crop, slit and under keel in the right ear, and 
slit and under keel in the left is ordered to be recorded." 

August 2 6, 17SS. "Ordered that Christopher Harris be exempt 
from paying a County levy for one black tythe more than he has." 

Oct. 28, 1788. "Ordered that Alexander McKey, Christopher 
Harris and John Manion be appointed and authorized to celebrate 
the Rites of marriage in this County." And on the 23rd of Dec. 
following, Christopher Harris took the oath of fidelity, and gave 

Oct. 2, 1792, Christopher Harris, authorized to celebrate the 
Rites of marriage. 

From these orders of the Court it seems that two Christopher 
Harrises, were ministers of the Gospel, and were authorized to sol- 
emnize the Rites of marriage, one in 1788, the other in 1792, prob- 
ably father and son. 

Section 8. March 5, 1789. "On motion of Thomas Harris, a 
Ferry is established in his name across the Kentucky river at the 
mouth of Sugar Creek, on the upper side thereof, and the rates of 
Ferriage to be as follows: For a man three pence, for a horse the 
same, and proportion for other things." 

Section 9. March 6, 179 8. "On the motion of Samuel Harris, 
his ear mark towit: A smooth crop in each ear, and a slit in the 
right was ordered to be recorded." 

Section 10. Dec. 3, 1799. "Ordered that the following bounds 
be alloted to Robert Harris and David Thorpe, as Constables in 
the County, towit: Beginning at the mouth of Otter Creek, thence 
up the Otter Creek road to Archibald Woods, from thence with the 
Tates Creek road to the mouth of said Creek, thence up the Kentucky 
river to the beginning." 

Section 11. The first station in what is now Shelby County, Ky., 
was established in 1779, and was Squire Boones station at the Paint- 
ed Stone, and among the dwellers there at that time was Jeremiah 
Harris, (Collins.) 

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Section 12. David Harris was one of the seven first Justices 
of ilie Peace who organized the Allen County Court. Ai)ril 10, 1S15. 


Section 13. Isham G. Harris, born in Tennessee, in 1S18 admit- 
ted to the bar in 1841, Tennessee Legislator 1849-53, Governor of the 
state from 1857 until its occupation by the Federal Army. He was 
Aide on General Johnstcn'.s staff, and served in the west throughout 
the war. He was U. S. Senator from 1877 until his death, .July 18, 
1897. ( Amer. Cy. ) 

Section 14. Joel Chandler Harris, born in Georgia in 1848. He 
was admitted to the bar. Editor of the Atlanta, Georgia. Consti- 
tution, and author of "Uncle Remus. His Songs and Sayings," and 
other stories of Southei'n life. 

Section 15. James Harris, an English philologist, born in Salis- 
burg July 20, 1709, died Dec. 22, 1780. He was educated at Ox- 
ford, as gentleman Commoner, and thence passed as a studeftt__qf 
law to Lincoln's Inn. His father died when he was twenty four^ 
years of age, leaving him a fortune, so that he abandoned the law, 
retired to his native town, and devoted himself to more congen- 
ial pursuits. He was elected to parliament for the borough of 
Christ Chuch 17 61, and filled that seat during the rest of his life. 
In 17 62, he was appointed one of the Lords of the Admiralty, and 
in the following year a Lord of the Treasury, but went out of office 
with the change of Administration in 1765. In 1774 he was appoin- 
ted Secretary and Comptroller to the Queen. In 1744, he published 
"Three Treatises: I. Art. II. Music, Painting, and Poetry. III. Hai^pi- 
ness, and in 1751, his famous work, "Hernies, or a Philisophical 
Inquiry concerning Universal Grammar," which has been consid- 
ered a model of ingenious analysis and clear exposition. Lowth 
claiming for it, that it is the best specimen of analysis since the time 
of Aristotle. In 1775, he published "Philisophical Arrangements" 
as a part of a projected work, upon the "Logic" of Aristotle. His 
"Philisophical Inquiries" was published after his death in 1781. 
His collected works were published in 1792. A fine edition with a 
biography was published by his son in 1801. (Amer-Cyclo) 

Section 16. John Harris an English Clergyman, born at Ugbor- 
ough Devonshire in 1804, died in London Dec. 21, 1856. He studied 
Divinity, in Haxton Independent College, and became pastor of the 
Independent church in Epsom. When in 1850, it was determined 
to consolidate the various independent colleges in and about the 
Metropolis into one, he was chosen principal of the new institu- 
tion called New College in which he was also professor of theology. 
While at Epsom he wrote his prize Essay against covetousness, 
under the title of "Mammon, in 1836." Other works written for 
prizes were "Britannia" 1837, an appeal in aid of the objects of the 
British and foreign sailors society, and "The Great Commission" 
1842, an essav on Christian Missions. His most important works 
are "The Pre-Adamite Earth" 1847, "Man Primeval" 1849, and 
"Patriarchy, or the Family, its Constitution and Probation," 1855. 

(Amer-Cy. ) 

^Section 17. Thadeus William Harris, an American Natural- 
ist, born in Dorchester, Mass. Nov. 12, 1795, died in Cambridge, 
Jan. 16, 1856. He graduated at Harvard College. In 1815, studied 
Medicine, and practiced his profession at Milton Hill till 18 31, when 
he was appointed Librarian of Harvard College. For several years 
he gave instructions in botany and general Natural Histo^ry, m 
the College, and he originated the Howard Natural History Society 
for the students. He was chiefly distinguished as an entomolo- 

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gist. In 183 7 he was appointed one of the Commissioners for a 
Zoological and botanical survey of Massachusetts, the result of which 
was his systematic catalogue of the insects of Massachusetts, ap- 
pended to Prof. Hitchcock's report. In 1841, appeared his "Report 
on insects injurious to Vegatation" published by the Legislature 
It was repeated in 1852, some what enlarged and a new and enlarged 
edition by Charles L. Flint with engravings drawn under the sujier- 
vision of Prof. Agassiz, by direction of the Legislature appeared 
in 1862. (Amer-Cy) 

Section 18. Thomas Lake Harris an American Reformer born 
at Finny Stratford, England, May 15, 182 3. He was brought to 
America when four years old by his father who engaged in Mer- 
cantile pursuits in Utica, N. Y. By his mother's death and finan- 
cial reverses he was thrown from boyhood on his own efforts for 
education and support. He from a very early age, had strong 
religious tendencies, became a great reformer, and organized the 
society "Brotherhood of the New Life." 

Section 19. William Harris, an American Clergyman, born in 
Springfield, Mass., April 29, 1765, died Oct. 18, 1829. He graduated 
at Harvard College in 1786, was ordained priest in the Episcopal 
Church in 1792, and took charge at once of the Church and Academy 
in Marblehead, Mass. In 1802 he became Rector of St. Marks 
Church, In N. Y. where he established a classical school. He was 
chosen in 1811 to succeed Bishop Moore, as president of Columbia 
College, and for six years retained his rectorship in connection 
with this office. He was assisted in the duties of the presidency 
by Dr. J. M. Mason, under the title of provost, an office which was 
established in 1816, from which time until his death. Dr. Harris 
devoted himsely entirely to the college. (A-C) 

Section 20. William Torrey Harris, an American philosopher, 
born in Killingly, Conn., Sept. 10, 1835. He entered Yale College 
in 1854, but did not graduate. The degree of A. M. was conferred 
upon him by the College in 1869. In 1857 he went to St. Louis, 
and in the following year became a teacher in one of the public 
schools. Ten years later he was made Superintendent of Schools, 
a post which he was holding in 1874. He was one of the founders 
of the philosophical society of St. Louis in 1866, and in 1867, estab- 
lished the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, a quarterly magazine, 
and to which he contributed many philosophical articles of his own, 
besides translations of the principal works of Hegel. The Journal 
has also published translations from Liebnitz, Descartes, Kent, 
Pichte and Schilling, and from recent German and Italian philoso- 
phers, and many remarkable papers on art. In 1874, Mr. Harris was 
elected President of the ational Teacher's Association. (A-C.) 

Section 21. The first permanent settlement on the site of Harris- 
burg, Pennsylvania, was made about 1726, by an Englishman, named 
John Harris, who in Dec. 1733, obtained from the proprietaries of 
Pennsylvania a grant of 300 acres of land, near his residence, and 
purchased of others 300 acres adjoining. He carried on a consider- 
able trade with the Indians of the vicinity. In 17 52, the Penns grant- 
ed to his son, John Harris junior, the right to establish a ferry over 
the Susquehanna, and the place was long known as Harris Ferry. It 
became the Capital of the state in 1812, and received a city charter 
in 1860. (A-C.) 

Section 22. Samuel Harris of Virginia known as "Father Harris" 
and sometimes addressed as "Colonel," was a Baptist minister and 
often moderator of the meetings and associations of the Virginia 
Baptists, who opposed the unholy union of church and state taxation 

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to Rupiiort the established ehuvch, and her clergy and the glebes, and 
jiresenled many petitions and 'nioniorials to the law making ])ower, 
in their valiant fight for religious liberty. 

One of his meetings in Culpeper was invaded by a band of oppo- 
sers, headed by Captain Ball, to prevent his preaching bringing on 
a scuffle and tumult, closing the meeting in confusion. On another 
occasion while preaching at Ft. Mayo, he was summarily interrup- 
ted and outrageously accosted. These were turbulent times in old 
Virginia for Baptist preachers, who were struggling for a better day 
to come. He and his co-workers, and contemporaries, such as Elders, 
.John Burrus, John Young, Ed Herndon, James Goodrich, Barthol- 
omew Choning, John Waller, William Webber, James Greenwood, 
Robert Ware, Jeremiah Moore, David Barrow, Lewis Craig, Elijah 
Craig, John Dulaney, James Childs, Nathaniel Saunders, William 
M. Clannahan, John Corbley, Thomas Amnion, Anthony Moffett, 
John Piclvett, Adam Banks, Thomas Maxfield, Jeremiah Walker, 
John Weatherford, David Tinsley, John Shackelford, Ivison Lewis, 
John Tannor, David Thomas, Augustine Eastin and others, and the 
Baptist societies they represented were in derision called and referred 
to in such reproachful names as "disturbers of the peace," "ignorant 
and illiterate set," "poor and contemptible class," "schismatics" 
"false prophets," "wolves in sheeps clothing," "perverters of good 
order" "callers of unlawful assamblics," for the purpose of cast- 
ing odium upon tliem, but they patiently endured all, and stood 
firm in the Lord, suffering persecutions, imprisonments, and fines for 
conscience sake, and trusting in the salvation of the Lord, fought, 
bravely for civil, as well as religious liberty, contesting every step 
of ground, which \vas most gloriously won. No other religious so- 
ciety stood so firm and unrelenting", in the struggle as did the Bap- 
tists, conspicious among whom was Samuel Harris, the subject of 
this sketch. 

Section 2 3. List of towns, creelts, etc., named for Harris found 
on Map: 


New Hampshire — Harrisville. 

Harrisville Lake. 
New York — Harrisburg. 

Harris Hill. 


Maryland — Harris Creeek. 

Harris Lot. 
Virginia — Harris. 

Harris Creek. 


South Carolina — Harris Springs. 
Georgia — Harris. 


Harris City, 
Mississippi — Harris Bayou. 


Kentucky — Harris. 


Harris Grove. 


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Indiana — 






Wisconsin — 


Minnesota — 


Iowa — 


Arlvansas — 



Texas — 

Harris County. 



Harris Creek. 

Harris Ferry. 

Colorado — 



California — 

Harris. C-6. 

Harris. J-17. 

Washington — 


Massachusetts — 


Rhode Island. 


New Jersey — 



Pennsylvania — 

Harris. 1-21. 

Harris. K-22. 



Harrisville Station. 

West Virginia — 

Harris Ferry. 


North Carolina— 

- Harris Mines. 



Alahama — 

Harris. B-6. 

Harris. Ml. 


Tennessee — 



Ohio — 


Harrisburg. C-18. 

Harrisburg. J-18. 

Harris Station. 

Illinois — 




Michigan — 




Missouri — 




Indian Territory 


Kansas — 


Nebraska — 


South Dakota — 


Montana — 




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Arizona — Harrisburg. 

Oregon — Harris. 

Florida — Harris halve. 



Aiticli" 1. — Tli(> ancestor of this family rainc to Anx'iica from Wales, 
pi'obably noai- tlie middle of the scvcntiH'nth century, and set- 
tled in the Colony (tf Virginia. The stock beinj? Anjilo- Welsh. 

In the period 1780-1790, there was a great migratory movement 
from Virginia and other states to the new and fertile regions of Ken- 
tucky, "The Dark and Bloody Ground." Among the emigrants from 
Albemarle and adjacent counties of Virginia, were Christopher Har- 
ris, senior, his second wife, Agnes McCord, besides a greater number 
of his sons and daughters, in two sets, numbering in all seventeen 
and a host of grand children, who composed an amazing throng 
for one family to swell the population of the new country, some of 
whom were in Kentucky as early as 17 8:;!, many at later dates moved 
to the Territory of Missouri. Christopher Harris, Sr. travelled a great 
deal over the Kentucky wilds and entered lands on the waters of the 
Licking river, but settled and established his home in Madison Coun- 
ty, Kentucky, where he owned lands on Silver, Muddy and Downing 
Creeks, in addition to a large body of land in Albemarle, and he owned 
a number of negro slaves, which he had brought to iventucky. 

Schedule of his family who came besides collateral branches 
of the Harris family. 

Robert Harris, (wife Nancy Grubbs) Elder Christopher Harris, 
(wife Elizabeth Grubbs J .lohn Harris, (wife Margaret Maupin) 
Benjamin Harris, (first wife, Miss Jones, second wife, Nancy Burgin) 
William Harris; (wife Anna Oldham) Barnabas Harris; (wife 
Elizabeth Oldham) James Harris; (wife Susannah Gass) Samuel 
Harris: (wife Nancy Wilkerson) Overton Harris; (wife Nancy Old- 
ham) Mournin Harris, husband, Foster Jones, and her children, 
Tyre Harris Jones, Mosias Jones, Nancy Jones, Christopher Jones, 
Elizabeth Jones, Lucy Jones. Tyre Harris; (wife Sallie Garland) 
Higgason Harris; (wife Nancy Garland ( Sarah Harris, and husband, 
James Martin, and children, Tyre Martin, Robert Martin; (wife 
Polly Noland) Nathan Martin, Mary Martin and husband, J. Pleas- 
ant Profit, young David Martin, son of James Martin deceased. 
Thomas Harris; (wife Mary Ann Booten) Robert Harris; (wife Mary 
Taylor) Robert Harris; (wife Jael Ellison ) Christopher Harris (wife 
Sallie Wallace) Mary Harris, and husband, George Jones, Jane 
Harris and husband, Richard Gentry, all children, and children in 
law, and grand children of Christopher Harris, senior, besides a 
number of his negro slaves, and collateral branches, viz: 

Randolph Harris, of Captain Brown's comi)any against the Wiaw 
Indians, in 1791. Sherwood Harris, James Harris, Sterling Harris, 
(wife Silva ) and son, Solomon Harris, and brother, Benjamin Harris, 
William Harris, Thomas Harris, (wife Rachael) Weston Harris, 
(wife Elizabeth Dulaney) Samuel Harris, William Harris, (wife 
Mary Manion) David Harris, (wife Nancy Cooksey) John Harris; 

262 History and Genealogies 

(wife Jennie Warren) and Foster Harris, (wife Sallie Manning) and 
others. (See notes.) All came to Kentucky prior to 1790 (some of 
whom were here several years before said date) from their old Vir- 
ginia homes, and travelled the wilderness road. Some of them mar- 
ried in Kentucky; one married in Madison County, Ky. 

Note — ^Since the above was written we are indebted to Mrs. 
Cassius M. Clay, of Paris, Ky., for the following additional facst: 

"Major Robert Harris was a member of the Virginia House oT 
Burgesses from Hanover County, 173 6-17 3 8, 1740-1742, and Justice- 
of the Peace of Louisa County in 1742, and Surveyor in 1744. 

"His wife, Mary Rice nee Claiborne, was a daughter of Sec- 
retary William Claiborne who came to Virginia with George Wyant 
in 1621. William Claiborne was born in 1587, and died in 1676, 
he married Elizabeth Butler. He was secretary of state in Virginia 
in 1625-1635, 1652-1660, treasurer in 1642-1660. Surveyor Gen- 
try in 1621-1625. He was a Justice of the Peace of York and Nor- 
thumberland in 1653. Member of the Council in 1623. In 1629 
he commanded an expedition against the Indians; again in 1644, he 
did the same. In the Northampton records, April 1653, is an order 
referring to the worshipful Colonel William Claiborne Esq. Deputy 
Governor. "Temperance Overton, (the wife of William Harris) came 
to this country with three brothers and settled in Virginia. She was a 
daughter of William Overton, and Mary Waters, William Overton 
was a Colonel under Oliver Cromwell, and commanded one wing 
of the army at the battle of Dunbar; for some cause he was cast 
into the Tower of London by Cromwell, and died there." 

Article 2. — One Robert Hanis of AVales, (1G30-1700) about 1650, 
married Mrs. Rice, whose maiden name was Claibourne, daugh- 
ter of Secretary William Claiborne, to whom was boiii, in llSSi. J ' 
a son, William Harris. .| 

They came to America, and settled in the Colony of Virginia, on 
the James River, near Weyanoke. The said -William Harris, married 
Temperance Overton, a daughter of a wealthy tobacco grower, 
William Overton, and Mary Walters, his wife. The said William 

Overton, was a son of Colonel Overton, who commanded a 

Brigade of Iron sides under Oliver Cromwell. 

William Harris became also a tobacconist, raising and dealing 
in that weed, which was at that time a medium of exchange, and 
became fairly well off in this world's goods, but he died before he 
reached old age, and a bronze tablet and stone, marked the resting 
place of his mortal remains. From this emigrant, sprang our 
American family, the blood courses, in the veins of hundreds and 
hundreds of families and persons of other names, scattered all over 
America and elsewhere. The family as such is noted for courage, 
brain, strength, and industry, endurance, honesty, and influence; 
many have held, and many yet hold high positions or trust, in polit- 
ical, in economical, in agriculturaal and in commercial industry, 
in the ministry fearless, but God-fearing servants, in the various 
branches of learning, in the army, in the navy, and in every calling 
and profession, some noted lawyers, some famous as physicians, 
some humorous and learned writers. 

William Harris, died March 8, 1687, at the age of thirty five 
years. His remains were buried in an old Colonial church at Wey- 
anoke on the James river, and a bronze tablet, commemorating his 

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death and ase marked his bui'ial ])lace. The old chr.rch Ions since 
going to ruins, on the first of July 1875 the tablet was removed to 
Xoi'folk, Va., and placed in the walls of Si. I^auls old church. En- 
graved on the tablet is the following. 

"Here lyeth ye body of 

William Harris 

who dei)arted this life ye Sth day of March, 16S7 

.\ged :]5 years. 

On the 1st day of July, 1875, this stone and 
tablet was brought from Weyanoke , on the 
James River. It was found among ruins of an 
old Colonial Church." 

Proof is sufficient for stating that .said (ablet marked the 
grave of our ancestor. 

To William Harris, and his wife, Temperance Overton, were 
born three sons: 

Section 1. Christopher Harris. 

Section 2. Major Robert Harris. He married xVIourning Glenn. 
He died in Brown's Cove, Albemarle County, Va., in 1765. A fuller 
history of whom is given in Chapter o. 

Section 3. Overton Harris; married Anne Nelson. The subject 
of Chapter 49. 

Notes from Madison County Court Records: 

July 6, 1795, Benjamin Harris and wife Nancy (nee Burgin) con- 
veyed to Evan Watson, 72 acres of land on Muddy Creek, about 
two miles form Mulberry Lick. The deed was not acknowledged 
by the wife till 1809. 

Oct. 1, 1814. Their daughter Polly Harris conveyed her one 
third interest in ?>4 acres, Sept. 2 5, 1815, to Overton Harris. Their 
other children, Tyre Harris, and Nancy Harris and her husband, 
Henry Pasley, conveyed to Overton Harris their two thirds as heirs 
of Benjamin Harris' deed, in lands on Otter Creek. 

Feb. 1. 1808, Barnabas Harris, and wife Elizabeth (nee Oldham) 
conveyed to Evan Watson 135 acres on Muddy Creek, deed not 
acknowledged by wife till March 21, 1S09. The first date they also 
conveyed to John Harris, 50 acres on Muddy Creek, adjoining Evan 
Watson, John Harris and William Harris. 

Sept. 6, 1809. Barnabas Harris executed a power of attorney to 
Overton Harris, (his brother) to settle his business, and convey to 
Samuel Mc^Iullens, his interest of one half of 800 acres entered in 
the name of his father (Christopher Harris) on Hinkston's Fork 
of Licking in Bourbon, County, Ky. 

Sept. 1, 1809. Samuel Harris and wife, (Nancy nee Wilkerson,) 
conveyed to James Jones, 150 acres on Paint Lick Creek, part of 
William Van Cleaves patent of 720 acres. Aug. 4, 1830. They 
conveyed to Richard Fowler, land in ^Madison County, Ky. Sept. 
21, 1831. They conveyed to Edwin Phelps, the farm upon which 
they were living on Calloways Creek. 

Dec. 2, 1809. Richard Gentry, and wife Jane (nee Harris), Chris- 
topher Harris, John Harris, Thomas Burgin, guardian of Polly 
Harris, infant (child) of Benjamin Harris deceased, William Harris, 
Margaret Harris, John Bennett and wife, Isabella (nee Harris) Sam- 

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uel Harris, Barnabas Harris and Overton Harris, heirs and devises 
of Cliristoplier Harris, deceased, conveyed to Samuel McMullens, and 
James Gutlirie, 600 out of 1200 acres on Hinkston's Pork of Liclv- 
ing in Bourbon County, Ky. 

Sept. 5, 1816. William Harris and wife Anna (nee Oldham) 
conveyed to John Speed Smith 42 acres on Muddy Creek. 

Jan. 1, 1799. Inventory and appraisement of the estate of 
James Harris, who died in 1797-8, was made by Colonel John Mil- 
ler and Robert Rodes, and returned to the Court. 

Aug. 4,, 1814. Christopher Harris and wife Sallie (nee Wallace) 
conveyed to James Held 24 acres, 2 roods, and 14 poles, on Mud 
Branch of Otter Creek, which Michael Wallace lived and died pos- 
sessed of (near Richmond). 

May 5, 1816. Robert Harris and wife (nee Grubbs) con- 
veyed to Frances Stone 85 acres, 2 roods, and 2 8 poles, on Tates 

1799. Christopher Harris, and wife, Elizabeth (nee Grubbs) 
conveyed to William Shackelford 100 acres, on Muddy Creek. 

April 3, 1815. They conveyed to Zachariah Thorpe, (their 
son-in-law) 25 acres, including the Mill and Mill seat of said 
Thorpe on Muddy Creek. 

Aug. 29, 1797. James Harris conveyed to John Mullens, Jr. 
the land conveyed to grantor by Green Clay, adjoining James 
Berry and others. 

Dec. 2, 17 90. James Harris married Susannah Gass, (daughter 
of David Gass, and Sarah, his wife.) In 179 6 James Harris was 
riding along the road between Silver Creek and the residence of 
David Gass in company with Squire Boone (brother to Colonel 
Daniel Boone )conver.sing about old times and the old mill seat of 
Squire Boone at St. Asaph's, and Gerusha's Grove, on Silver Creek, 
and he told Boone of the black walnut tree upon which Boone had 
cut his letters S. B. in 1775, which circumstance Boone had not 
forgotten. Shortly after this conversation, towit: April 29, 1796, 
Squire Boone gave his deposition at St. Asaphs, and Gerusha's 
Grove in regard to the land, and the letters and date on the trees. 

David Gass died in 180 6. and in his will he mentions his child- 
ren towit: John Gass, William Gass, James Gass, David Gass, 
Mary Black, (and her children, Amy, Eleanor, James and David) 
Margaret Gass wife of John Mitchell, (and her son James) Thomas 
Gass, Susannah Harris and Sarah Black. 

Sept. 25, 1807. James Harris, John Mitchell and David Gass, 
executed a power of attorney to John Gass, of Bourbon County, 
Ky. to prosecute suits etc. in their name etc. 

Oct. 5, 1807. James Harris and wife Susannah, executed a 
quit claim deed to David Gass, as heir of David Gass, sr., deceased to 
land on Silver Creek. 

Oct. 16, 1807. They conveyed to James White 60 acres on the 
east side of Muddy Creek. 

Aug. 20, 1798. Edward Harris of Newburn, North Carolina, 
conveyed to James Harris 7 50 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek, 
witnesses, James Harris, Archibald Harris and Andrew Province. 

Sept. 12, 179 5. Samuel Harris; married Sarah Province. 

Dec. 1, 1800. James Harris conveyed to Higgason Grubbs, all 
his right to land on west side of Muddy Creek, granted to Edward 
Harris and conveyed by Edward Harris to James Harris. 

Dec. 14, 1809. James Harris of Albemarle conveyed to Jesse 
Noland 50 acres on Tates Creek. Dec. 2 8, 1809, he conveyed to 

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William Boone 17 acres, and to Jesse Nolaiul 2<) acres on tlie same 
waters. (See Chap. ?,, Sec. 4.) 

Aug. 17, 1S09. Andrew Harris and wife Ede, l).v Josepli Ken- 
nedy agent in fact of Williamson County, Tenn. convcved to Thomas 
C. Ballard 77 acres on i^iint Lick Creek. 

July 3, 1792. Sherwood Harris, wife Henrietta Harris, acknowl- 
edged deed to Barney Stagner per certificate of John Harris and 
Asa Searcy. 

Dec. 6. 179S. Joel Harris, of Albemarle County, Va., executed 
a power of attorney to John Harris, Daniel Maupin and James Berry 
to act for him and convey lands etc. Nov. 17, 1807, the said Joel 
Harris conveyed to Daniel Maupin an undivided moiety of 1000 
acres on waters of Cow Creek and Indian Creek, emptying into the 
Salt Spring Fork of Licking granted to Joel Harris June 26, 1799, 
witnesses, John Patrick, John Harris and William Dulaney,and other 
conveyances as follows: 200 acres to Joseph Holdman, 200 acres 
to Richard Johnson in the forks of Tates Creek, and 200 acres to 
John Denham, adjoining above. April 10, 1817, Daniel Maupin 
attorney in fact for Joel Harris of Albermarle conveyed to Samuel 
Robinson 288 1/2 acres on Muddy Creek. (See Chap. Ill, Sec. IV.) 

Dec. 7, 179 6. Thomas Harris; married Rebecca Barnes. 

Aug. 28, 1804. Thomas Harris conveyed to William Titus 40 
acres on Silver Creek. 

April 1, 1805. Henry Harris for love and affection conveyed to 
Elizabeth Eastes 91 acres on Downing Creek. 

Feb. 21, 1815. Henry Harris and wife Anna for love and affec- 
tion conveyed to Bettie Jameson 114 acres on Downing Creek. 

Sept. 4, 1806. Thompson Harris executed an obligation in 
trust for his wife, Fannie (probably Fannie Jones) Children: 

1. Wiley Rodes Harris. 

2. Tempe Barnes Harris. 

Oct. 2, 1809. Thompson Harris and wife Fannie conveyed to 
George Hubbard, 135 acres in the forks of lower Woods Fork of 
Muddy Creek. 

Oct. 17, 1817. They conveyed to Archibald Woods, 150 acres 
(excepting 50) on Woods Fork of Muddy Creek, the same land 
conveyed by the latter to John Wilburn and by the latter to Thomp- 
son Harris. 

Sept. 29, 1813. William Harris and wife Jane of Jessamine 
County, Ky., conveyed to Reason Nichols 55 acres on the Kentucky 

June 19, 1818. John Harris and wife, Polly conveyed to Gid- 
eon Gooch, 60 acres on Baughs Branch of Silver Creek. 

May 30, 1805. David Harris: married Nancy Cooksey. 

Nov. 1, 1811. David Harris; married Nancy Maxwell. 

Oct. 28, 1819. David B. Harris, and wife Nancy conveyed to 
Tandy C. Page 140 acres on Silver Creek. 

Oct. 1, 1796. Mosias Jones executed a power of attorney to 
his son, Thomas Jones of Greenbrier County, Va. to convey 130 
acres to James Kincaid. 

Jan. 8 1808, Mosias Jones' will probated. May 2, 18 08, child- 
ren; William Jones given land on Otter Creek, ad.1oining Isaac 
Newland, Lucy Maupin, Mosias Jones, Foster Jones, Frances Harris, 
Elizabeth Daverson, George Jones, Ann Gamison, Thonuis Jones, 
Roger Jones, Sarah Curroum, and John Jones, witnesses, Martin Gen- 
try, Moses Bennett and John Maupin. 

April 13, 1816. Inventory of estate of William Jones, deceased 

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Nov. 15, and 27, 1814. Foster Jones (wife Peggy;) In- 
vent ori'-s of his estate made, by Jolin Brown, Thomas Collins. Sam- 
uel Gilbert and William Douglas, widow, Peggy, alloted dower of 

Dec. 3, 1796. Foster Jones and wife. Mourning (nee Harris) 
conveyed to Margaret Black, of Woodford County, 37% acres on 
Otter Creek. 

Nov. 16, 1797. Thomas Jones of Franklin County, Va. conveyed 
to representatives of Jesse and Hosea Cook, of Franklin County, Ky. 
400 acres on Silver Creek in Madison County, Ky. 

Feb. 25, 1814. Robert Jones deceased, inventory made. 

June 3, 1815. Elizabeth Jones, deceased, inventory made. 

July 21, 1815. James Jones will probated Feb. 5, 1816, broth- 
ers, Humphrey and William, besides other brothers and sisters 
not named. 

June 1, 1826. Irvine Jones, deceased, inventory made, wife 
Rachael alloted dower, Nov. 6, 1826. 


(Named in Chap. 2, Sec. 2.) 

Article 1. — ^NEa.jor Robert Harris, a son of AVilliain Harris, the omi- 
j^raiit, who came from AVales, and Temperance Overton, his wife, 
was born about the year 168-, and his home was m Virginia, 
Bro^vn's Cove, Albemarle County. 

He married Mourning Glenn. She was a remarkable woman, 
kind, generous, charitable, a devout christian, and much beloved 
bv her acquaintances and offspring. Her children and descendants 
down through the generations gave a daughter her name "Mourn- 
ing, showing their high estimation of Mourning Glenn Harris. 

Note — Glenn. 

1. David Glenn and Thomas Glenn were of Captain James 
Harrod's Company, of thirty one men, who in May 1774, came 
down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers in canoes to the mouth 
of the Kentucky river, and up it to the mouth of Landing Run, 
(Oreson) in Mercer County, east of where Salvisa is. thence across 
to Salt River near McAffe's station, and up it to Fountain Blue, 
and on to where Harrodsburg is. (Harrods Station.) 

2 David Glenn was one of Captain James Harrod's Company, 
of thirtv men, who on Jan. 2, 1777, went from Harrodsburg by 
McClellon's Fort, (Georgetown) the Lower Blue Licks, and Mays- 
lick and struck the Ohio river near the mouth of Cabin Creek, 
for ' gun powder, which they obtained and returned with to 

Harrodsburg. -,nnn o 

3. David Glenn, was a resident of Harrods Fort, 177 /-s. 
4 Moses F. Glenn, legislator from Nicholas County, Ky. 18;:.7-9. 
s'. Robert B. Glenn, ' state senator from Todd County, Ky. 

6. Robert E. Glenn, legislator from Todd County, 1843-6. 

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7. Williiini Glenn, representative from Daviess County, Ky 

8. William Glenn of the Fleminssburg Messenger 1849-51, and 
the Pittsburs-, (Illinois) Biigie, 1S51-56. 

!». GlennsforU. a town in Adair County. 

Major Robert Harris, took up land in Brown's Cove, in Albe- 
marle County in 1750, he was one of the early settlers on Doyle's 
River. He obtained patent for more than 3000 acres in that vicin- 
ity. He died in 1765. His will bears date .June 18, 1765, probated 
Aug. 8, 17 65, in words and figures as follows towit : 

"In the name of God, Amen. I Robert Harris of the County 
of All)emarle, being of perfect mind, and memory, do make and 
ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form follow- 
ing: first and principally I recommend my soul to God, who gave 
it me, not doubting but through the merits of my blessed saviour 
to have full pardon and remission of my sins, and my body, I rec- 
ommend to the earth from whence it came, to be buried in such man- 
ner, as my executors hereafter named shall see fit. And as touch- 
ing such temporal estate as it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I 
give and dispose of in manner and form following. Imprimis: I 
give and bequeath to my son, Christopher Harris forty acres of 
woodland, ground lying and being in the County of Albemarle, on 
a large spur of the Blue Ridge of Mountains near to a place common- 
ly called and known by the name of the "Bear cornfield," to him and 
his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my son, William Harris, after 
the decease of my loving wife, Morning (Mourning) Harris, all tne 
land which I hold in the County of Albemarle to him and his 
heirs forever. 

Item: I leave to my loving wife Mourning Harris, the sole 
use and benefit of all the lands and plantations during her natural 
life, which is above given to my son, William Harris after her de- 

Item: I leave to the said loving wife, the sole use and benefit 
during her natural life, six slaves, that is to say, Harry, Peter 
Dick and Aaron, men, Patta and Nanny, women. 

Item: My will and desire Is, after the decease of my wife, that 
if my negro man, Harry should be then living, in that case I give 
and bequeath the said Harry, to my son, Robert Harris, junior, to 
him and his heirs. 

Item: My will and desire is, after the decease of my wife, thaf 
if my negro man, Peter, should be then living, in that case I give 
and bequeath the said Peter to my son. Tyre Harris, to hiui 
and his heirs. 

letm: My will and desire is, after the decease of my wife, that 
II my other four negroes, Dick and Aaron, men, and Patta and 
Nanny, women, be then living, I give and bequeath them and their 
increase to my son, William Harris, to him and his heirs. 

Item: My will and desire is, that if my son, William Harris 
should die before he attains the lawful age, or without issue, that 
in that case, he the said W^illiam Harris should be further educated, 
the charges thereof shall be paid out of the estate given him, after 
the whole being sold, by my executors herein after named, and the 
remainder of the money arising from such sale be equally divided 
amongst all my children, or their legal representatives. 

Item: My will and desire is, that my son William Harris to 
be under the tuition, direction and government of my son-in-law, 
.John Rodes, until he shall attain to lawful age. 

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Item: I give and bequeath to my loving wife, wlien all my law- 
ful debts, and funeral expenses is paid all the residue of my estate, 
be it of whatever nature or quality soever, to her and her heirs 
forever. I do constitute and nominate and appoint my sons-in-law, 
John Rodes and William Shelton, to be my executors of this my last 
will and testament. As witness my hand and seal this eighteenth 
day of June in the year of Our Lord, one thousand seven hundred 
and sixty five. 

(Signed) Robert Harris. (L. S.) 

Signed, sealed, etc., in the presence of Daniel Maupin, John Mul- 
lins, James William Maupin, Courtley Mullins. 

At a Court held for Albemarle County, the Sth day of Aug. 
1765, this will presented in Court, proved by the oath of Daniel 
Maupin and William Maupin witnesses thereto, and ordered to be 
recorded, and on the motion of John Rodes and William Shelton, 
the executors therein named, certificate is granted them for obtain- 
ing a probate thereof, in due form on giving security. Whereupon 
they with David Rodes and Christopher Harris their securites entered 
into and acknowledged their bond according to law. 

Teste, Henry Frye, C. 

A copy. Teste, W. L. Maupin, Clerk. 

Major Robert Harris, and his wife Mourning Glenn, had ten 
children, towit: 

Section 1. Christopher Harris; married first Mary Dabney, and 
second, Agnes McCord. For further particulars see Chapter 4. 

Section 2. Robert Harris, was a Captain of Virginia state milita 
in the Revolutionary war. He married Lucretia Brown, a daughter 
of Benjamin Brown senior, and Sarah Dabney his wife of Albemarle 
(See Part VHI, Chap. 11, Sec. 7.) He emigrated to Surry County, 
North Carolina, where he died in 1796. 

Section 3. Tyre Harris, emigrated to Caswell County, North 
Carolina, where in 1783 he was deeded real estate by Jesse Old- 
ham and wife, Elizabeth. (See Part VI, Chap. 11.) 

Section 4. James Harris; married Mary Harris of Albemarle. 
He died in 1792. They had ten children, viz: 

1. Thomas Harris; married Susan Dabney. (See Chap. XV, 
Sec. 11.) 

2. Joel Harris, of Albemarle, was appointed a Justice of the 
Peace in ISOl, was commissioner of Revenue of said County, from 
about 1811, till his death in 1826. He patented and owned 
1000 acres of land on the waters of Cow Creek and Indian Creek, 
emptying into Salt Spring Fork of Licking, Ky., granted to him 
June 26, 1799, besides large tracts in Madison County, Ky., on 
the waters of Muddy Creek, and Tales Creek. On Dec. 6, 1798, 
said Joel Harris of Albemarle County, Va., executed a power of 
attorney to John Harris, Daniel Maupin and James Berry, of 
Madison County, Ky., creating them his attorney in fact etc. 

Nov. 17, 1807, he conveyed to Daniel Maupin the undivided 
moiety of the 1000 acres on Cow and Indian Creeks branches 
of the Licking river, (the deed witnessed by John Patrick, John 
Harris and William Dulaney) and on the same date he made the 
following conveyances: 200 acres to Joseph Holdman in Madison 
Countv, and 200 acres to Richard Johnson in the forks of Tates 
Creek'in Madison County, Ky., and 200 acres to John Denham ad- 
joining above. April 10, 1817, Daniel Maupin attorney in fact 
for Joel Harris of Albemarle, conveyed to Samuel Robinson 
288 1/2 acres on Muddy Creek, in Madison County, Ky. (See notes 

Chap. 11) Joel Harris, married Anna . They had four child- 
ren, three sons, and a daughter, viz: 

1. Ira Harris; married Sarah Lewis, daughter of Howell 
Lewis of Albemarle. He died in 18 63. Issue of marriage: 

1. Charles Warren Harris, born Feb. 1.5, 1.S22; married 
Angeline Mildred Brown, May 16, 185:]. (See Part VIII, Chap. 
14, Section S.) He died April 23, 1850, and afterwards 
his widow married .lohn Harris Miller, of Lincoln County, 
Ky.(See Part 1, Chap. VIII, Sec. V.) The children of Charles 
W. Harris and Angeline M. Brown were: 

1. Mary Howell Harris; born Sept. 15, 1^54; died 
Jan. 12, 1857. 

2. Charles Lee Harris; born July 24, 1857; when grown 
purchased a farm near Stanford in Lincoln County, Ky., 
where he died several years ago. 

2. Benjamin Harris; died unmarried. 

3. Lewis Harris; died unmarried. 

4. Waller Harris; married Mary Prances Brown, daughter 
of Bezaleel Brown, (See Part VIII, Chap. XI, Sec. VII.) 

5. Mary Ann Harris; married Burlington Dabnev Brown. 
(See Part VIII, Chap. XIV, Sec. 11.) 

2. Joel Harris. 

3. Clifton Nathan Harris; married Mary Lewis daughter 
of Howell Lewis of Albemarle, moved to Lexington, Va., where 
he made his home till his death. 

3. Nathan Harris; married . Of their children were: 

1. Hon. John T. Harris. 

2. Rev. William A. Harris, for many years principal of the 
Female Seminary at Staunton, Virginia. 

4. James Harris; married Mary McCullock, daughter of John 

McCullock, and Mary his wife. He was appointed a Justice 

of the Peace of Albemarle County in 1807. In 1822 he sold his 
property and moved to another part of the Country. (See notes 
Chap. 11.) 

5. Lucy Harris; married Thomas Grubbs, who in 1758, was 
in actual service against the Indians on the Virginia frontier. 

6. Mourning Harris; married Cornelius Maupin. (See Part 
V, Chap. IV, Sec. 111.) 

7. Sarah Harris; married James Harrison, son of Richard 
Harrison and his wife, Mary, daughter of Peter Clarkson. 

8. Susan Harris; married Nicholas Burnley. They had three 
children, viz: 

1. James Harris Burnley, moved to Pickaway County. Ohio. 

2. Joel Burnley; moved to Pickaway County, Ohio. 

3. Mary Burnley; married John T. Wood. 

9. Ann Harris; married Mr. Hayden. 

10. Jane Harris; married Cornelius Dabney. (See Chap. 15.) 

Section 5. William Harris; married Hannah Jameson. He died 
in 1776, and his widow married Daniel Maupin. being his third 
wife. (See Part V, Chap. IV, Sec. 11.) 

Section 6. Lucy Harris; maried William Shelton, who was an 
executor of Robert Harris will probated in 1765. He survived his 

wife and married secondly Sarah . William Shelton was a signer 

of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence of .4pril 21, 1779. 

270 Historj/ mid Genealogies 

He died in 1803. The children of Lucy Harris and William Shelton: 

1. William Harris Shelton, emigrated from Albemarle to Ken- 

2. Mourning Shelton; married Archibald Woods (See Part 11, 
Chap. 8.) They emigrated from Albemarle to Madison County, 

3. Dabney Shelton, sold out in 1817 to Francis McGee, in which 
year he was -living in Augusta County, Va. 

4. Sarah Shelton; died. 

5. Lucy Shelton; married Elliott Brown. 

6. Agnes Shelton; died. 

7. Weatherston Shelton; married Elizabeth Harrison and 
moved to Mason County, Va. 

8. Thomas Shelton, sold out in 1817, to Francis McGee, at the 
time was living in Augusta County. 

Note — Rev. Edgar Woods, in his History of Albemarle men- 
tions as a daughter of Lucy Harris and William Shelton: Eliz- 
abeth Shelton, married Richard Moberly, who emigrated to Madison 
County, Ky. In Part VHI, Chap. IV, Sec. 11, Elizabeth Shelton 
who married Richard Moberly is set forth as a daughter of Thomas 
Shelton and Elizabeth Kavanaugh, nee Woods, his wife, which we 
believe to be correct, their marriage occured in Madison County, 
Ky. March, 3, 18 02, and their son was named Thomas Shelton Mober- 

Section 7. Sarah Harris; married John Rodes, who was born 
in Albermarle Nov. 16, 1729, their marriage occured May 24, 1756. 

John Rodes was a son of John Rodes, and Miss Crawford his 

wife, who were married in 17 23. 

(See "The Rodes Family" note at the foot of this Chapter.) He 
was an executor of the will of his father-in-law, Maj. Robert Harris, 
probated in 1765. The children of Sarah Harris and John Rodes: 

1. Mary E. Rodes; born Feb. 14, 1757. 

2. Robert Rodes, born in Albemarle May 11, 17 59. He was 
a Captain in the Revolutionary army, and was taken captive at 
Charleston, S. C. He married Elizabeth Dulaney, sister to the 
wife of Colonel 'John Miller and in 17 83, they emigrated from 
Albemarle to Madison County, Ky. Robert Rodes was one of 
the noblest of Kentucky pioneers. They settled on Shallow Ford 
Creek and lived there in 1780. He was one of tue first Justices of 
the Court of Quarter Sessions of the County. In 1787 he was made 
one of the Trustees of the town of Boonsborough. In 177 4 Han- 
cock Taylor, an uncle of President Zachary Taylor came to Ken- 
tucky as a surveyor, was killed by Indians and buried on Taylor's 
Fork of Silver Creek, in Madison County, the Fork taking its 
name from said event, and in 1803, Colonel Richard Taylor, a 
brother of Hancock Taylor came to the County hunting the grave 
of his brother, and Captain Robert Rodes and his son, William 
went with Colonel Taylor, and showed him the giave. The child- 
ren of Robert Rodes and Elizabeth Dulaney his wife, were, viz: 

1. Mary Eddings Rodes, born June 27, 1782; married James 
Estill, June 10, 1800. Their home was "Castle Wood" Madison 
County, Ky. Their children were: 

1. Eliza Estill; married William Harris Caperton. (See 

Part 11, Chap IX, Sec. IV.) Their children, viz: 

1. Woods Caperton. 

2. Mary Pauline Caperton; married Leonidas B. Tal- 
bott of Boyle County, Ky. issue: 

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1. William C. Talbott; married Annie French, issue: 
1. Clyde Talbott; married Samuel Phel])s Todd 
of Madison County, Ky. 

3. Colonel James W. Caperton, a prominent and well 
known lawyer, banker, captalist and land owner of Mad- 
ison County, Ky. residence West Main street, Richmond, 
"Blair Park" named in honor of his ancient ancestor, Mich- 
ael Woods of Blair Park, Albemarle County, Va. He 
married Catherine Cobb Phelps. (See Part 11, Chap. IX, 
Sec. 4.) issue, viz: 

1. Mary James Caperton. 

2. Catherine Phelps Caperton. 

2. Maria Estill; married Archibald Woods Goodloe. (See 
Part 11, Chap. XI, Sec. IV.) issue, viz: 

1. Anna Goodloe. 

2. Archibald Goodloe; married of New Or- 
leans, issue: 

1. Mary Goodloe; married . Living in New 

York City. 

?,. Mary Eliza Goodloe; married Dulaney M. Lackey, liv- 
ing in Lancaster, Ky. (See Part 1, Chap. XIV, Sec. X.) 

3. James M. Estill; married Martha Ann Woods, Sept. 
22, 1831, issue, viz: 

1. Elizabeth Estill; married William R. Garrison, live 
in New York City, issue: 

1. Minnie Garrison; married Easton de Chandon, Nice, 

2. Estille Garrison; married Charles Ramsay, uncle 
to the present Earl of Dalhmire, Scotland. 

3. William Garrison, Jr.; married Cathline Conduit 
daughter of Frederick R. Conduit eminent lawyer of 
New York City. 

2. Josephine Estill. 

3. Martha Estill: married W. W. Craig. 

4. Maud Estill. 

5. Robert Estill. 

4. Rodes Estill: married Eliza Payne of Fayette County, 
Ky.. had no children, but an elegant home, "Estill Hurst" 
Georgetown, Ky. now owned by his niece Mrs. Lizzie Holmes 

5. Mary Estill; married William E. Holmes, of Natches, 
Miss., lived in Carroll Parish, Louisiana, issue: 

1. Lizzie Rodes Holmes; married Dr. — Lewis of Va. 
, issue: 

1. Estill Lewis; married Dr. — Yager of Georgetown, 
Ky. issue: 

1. Rodes Estill Yager. 

2. Dianna Lewis Yager. 

3. Arthur Holmes Yager. 

4. Elizabeth Dunbar Yager. 

2. Sallie Harris Rodes; married Dr. Anthony W. Rollins, July 
18, 1809, in Richmond, Ky., afterwards moved to Boone 
County, Missouri, where both died and were buried. Their 

1. James Sidney Rollins; born 1812. 

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2. Robert Rodes Rollins. 

3. Eliza Rollins; married Dr. James Bennett. (See Chap. 

4. John C. Rollins; married Nancy Stephens. 

5. Clifton C. Rollins; died unmarried. 

6. Sarah H. Rollins; married Hon. Curtis F. Burnam, dis- 
tinguished and learned lawyer, and member of the Richmond 
bar, born in Richmond, Ky. March 24, 1820, graduated at 
Yale College in 1840, and in the Law Department of Tran- 
sylvania University in 1842, since he has enjoyed the fruits 
of a lucrative practice of the law. He represented Madison 
County, in the State Legislature 1851-3, and 1859-63, serv- 
ing on important committees. AVas Presidential Elector for 
Scott and Graham in 1852. A strong supporter of the Union 
during the Civil War. Had the support of the Republican 
party for the U. S. Senatorship in 1863, republican elector 
for the state at large in 1864. In 1875 Mr. Grant gave him 
the appointment as first assistant secretary of the Treasury, 
which position he resigned the next year. In 1846, he had 
conferred on him the degree of A. M. by Yale College and 
that of L. L. D. by Centre College afterwards. In 1883, he 
visited the principal places of Europe and the Holy Land, was 
President of the Kentucky Bar Association in 1884, Delegate 
elect from Madison County to the Convii?ntion wjliich framed 
the present State Constitution in 1792. He has been an im- 
portant factor in State and National politics. Is now, and has 
been, for a term or more, State Senator from Madison County. 
He is an honest and just man, and highly esteemed by his 
constituents. Has been for a long time the stay of the 
Regular Baptist Church of Richmond, Ky. He has passed 
eighty seven winters. The children of Sarah H. Rollins and 
Hon. Curtis F. Burnam, viz: 

1. Judge Anthony Rollins Burnam. An eminent lawyer 
and jurist of Richmond, Ky. Late Judge, and Chief Justice 
of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky, one of the first lawyers 
of the State, and of the Richmond bar, for a long time 
partner of his father in the practice of the law, under the 
firm name of C. F. & A. R. Burnam. In July 1906, he was 
for the second time selected as a member of the State Board 
of Election Commissioners by the Republican State Central 
Committee. He married Miss Margaret Summers, an ele- 
gant christian lady. 

2. Thompson S. Burnam, born 1852, one of the fore- 
most farmers of the County of Madison; married first. 
Miss Bettie Moran, and second. Miss Logan. 

3. Miss Sallie Burnam. 

4. Miss Lucy Burnam. 

5. Judge James R. Burnam, at one time represented 
Madison County in the Ky. Legislature, also. Judge of the 
Madison County Court, one "term of four years; married 
Miss Gay. His widow now resides in Richmond, Ky. 

6. Robert Rodes Burnam, a popular banker, of the Mad- 
ison National Bank, of Richmond, Ky., married Miss Cyn- 
thia Smith of Richmond. 

7. Edmund Tutt Burnam, an attorney at law, of the 
Richmond bar, once represented Madison County in the 
Kentucky Legislature. He married Miss Jessie Kennedy, of 
Covington, Ky., their home is Richmond, Ky. 

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s;. :\liss :\Iary Burnani; niarried Waller Bennett, a i)op- 
ulai-, wealthy, and influential citizen of Riehniond, Kv (See 
Chap. XI.VII.) 

3. Elizabeth Rodes: married Wallace Estill. Their children: 

1. William Estill, of Fayette County, Ky., married Miss 

2. Robert Rodes Estill of Missouri: married Miss — Tur- 

3. John H. Estill: married Miss Ann Sullinser .June 20, 

4. Jonathan T. Estill, late of Madison Countv, Kv. ; married 
Louisa Oldham July 24, 1849. (See Part VI, Chap. XIV, Sec. 

5. Clifton Rodes Estill; died in Madison County, Ky. 

6. Miss Estill: married first, Mr. — Curie, second, 

Mr. — Wright. Their grand daughter Eliza J. Curie, married 
Thomas Varnon, of Stanford, Ky. 

4. Nancy Rodes: married Samuel Stone, of their children 

1. Robert R. Stone; married Elizabeth Walker. Their home 
was in Lexington, Ky. 

2. James C. Stone, was Colonel of a Ky. Regiment in the 
Mexican War: married Matilda Hanson. Of their children: 

1. Samuel Hanson Stone; married Patter Harris daugh- 
ter of John D. Harris and Nancv J. White his wife. (See 
Chap. XXXIX.) 

2. James Stone. 

5. John Rodes: died unmarried. 

6. William Rodes, (called Colonel Wm. Rodes) was an ele- 
gant and refined gentleman, was for a number of years, master 
Commissioner of the Madison Circuit Court, and was County 
School Commissioner and held other positions of trust, and 
lived to an old age. He married Miss Pauline G. Clay. Children: 

1. Eliza Rodes: married Robert H. Stone May 1, 184 4. (See 
Chap. VIII, Sec. V.) 

2. Sallie Rodes; married John Watson Nov. 14, 18 44. 

3. Belle Amelia Rodes: married Colonel John H. McDowell 
December 22, 18 52. 

5. Gl'een Clay Rodes: died unmarried. 

6. William Cassius Rodes; died at the age of ten years. 

7. Clifton Rodes: married Amanda Owsley. Their children: 

1. Hon. Charles H. Rodes, a prominent citizen, lawyer and 
capitalist of Danville Ky. was collector of Internal Revenue 
for the Eighth District of Kentucky, under President Grover 
Cleveland's second administration. He married Miss Mary 

2. John S. Rodes: died unmarried. 

3. Sallie E. Rodes; married Thomas E. Tutt. 

4. Myra S. Rodes; died unmarried. 

5. Boyle O. Rodes, a popular clever gentleman of Danville, 
Ky., married Miss Susan C. Cromwell, died 19 0-. 

6. William Rodes: died unmarried. 

7. Clifton Rodes: died unmarried. 

8. Ann E. Rodes; married John G. Barrett. 

9. Amanda Rodes: married first, William C. Anderson, and 

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second, Stephen L. Yerkes. 

10. Elizabeth Rodes; married Joseph Helm. 

11. Robert Rodes; married Mary Grider. 

3. Henrietta Rodes, born May 2 5, 1761; married Rev. Bernis 
Brown. (See Part VHI, Chap. 11, Sec. IV.) 

4. Ann Rodes, born July 22, 17 63; married John Garth. 

5. Captain John (Jack) Rodes, born June 2, 1766, died 1839. 
He married Francina Brown. (See Part VHI, Chap. IV.) He 
dived on hiS/ fathers estate, south of Moorman's river, vin lAJbemarle; 
was appointed a Magistrate in 1808, was sheriff in 1832 and died 
in 1839. Their children were: 

1. William Rodes; married Clarissa Yancey. 

2. Sydney Rodes; married Powhatan Jones. 

3. Sarah Rodes; married Samuel Woods, of Nelson County, 
Va., (See Part II, Chap. 15.) 

4. Lucy Rodes; married Mr. Newlands, emigrated west. 

5. Frances Rodes; married Garland Brown. 

6. Tyre Rodes. 

7. Ryland Rodes; married Miss Virginia Woods. 

8. John Rodes; married Mrs. Ann Morris, no issue. 

9. Cynthia Rodes; married Jack M. Smith. 
10. Virginia Rodes; married Wilson C. Smith. 

6. Clifton Rodes, born Aug. 8, 1768, was Captain of Co. 2, 
2 Bat. 47th, Albemarle County, Va., Reg. 1794-1802, acting 
Magistrate in 1807. He lived near Ivy Depot on a farm given him 
by his father, which he sold in 1810. He married Elizabeth 
daughter of John Jouett, and was administrator of Jouett's estate. 
He afterwards emigrated from Albemarle to Kentucky. 

7. Tyre Rodes, born Dec. 24, 1770, emigrated from Albemarle 
to Giles County, Tenn. 

8. Charles Rodes, born Feb. 22, 1774. 

9. Sarah Harris Rodes, born July 3, 1777; married first, Mr. 
William Davenport, and second, Micajah Woods. 

10. Mary Rodes. 

Section 8. Miss — Harris; married William Dalton. 

Section 9. Mourning Harris; married John Jouett in Albe- 
marle. He was a Captain of Virginia State Militia in the Revolution, 
also, he was a signer of the Albermarle Declaration of Independence 
April 21, 1779, as was his son John. He died in 1802. Children: 

1. Matthew Jouett, was a Captain in the Revolution and fell 
■ in the battle of Brandywine. 

2. John Jouett, was Captain of Va. State Milita in the Revolu- 
tion. He married Sarah Robards, sister of the first husband of 
President Jackson's wife. They emigrated from Albemarle to 
Ky. and settled in Mercer or Woodford, in 1784-5. He was a 
very phominent man in the formation of the state, represented 
Mercer in the Ky. Legislature in 1792, and Woodford in 1795-7. 
Was one of the many subscribers to the "Proposals for establish- 
ing a Society to be called "The Kentucky Society, for promoting 
useful knowledge" Dec. 1, 1787, was among the prominent men 
of the state whose names were presented, from which were selec- 
ted the five commissioners under the act of 1792, to fix on the 
place for the permanent seat of State Government. John Jouett 
Jr. was a signer of the Albermarle Declaration of Independence, 
April 21, 1779. His son: 

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1. Matthew Harris .Toiiett, was born in Mercer County, Ky. 
April 23, 17S8, and died in Fayette County, Ky. Aug. 10, 1827, 
at the ase of thirty one years. He was a very celebrated artist, 
although he died young, he had brought himself into public 
notice by his i)roductions of elegant portraits of many distin- 
guished Kentuckains, which gave him fame. Tn many of the 
old Ky. homes suspend priceless i)ictures of noble, grand ances- 
tors, the work of his hands, which testify of his talent. 

?,. Robert Jouett, was a Captain in the Revolution and after- 
wards a member of the Albemarle bar, at CharlottesviIl(\ He 
died in 1796. He was also Colonel of Artillery 7th Va. 2nd. div. 
in the Revolution. His daughter married James W. Boulden of 
Charlotte County. 

4. Margaret Jouett; married Nathan Crawford. 

5. Mary Jouett; married Thomas Allen. 

6. Frances Jouett; married Menan Mills. 

7. Elizabeth Jouett; married Clifton Rodes. 

8. Charles Jouett was a Captain in the 47th Regiment 2nd. divi- 
sion Albemarle troops 1794-1802. He emigrated westward and 
in the latter part of 1804, was in Detroit. 

9. Susan Jouett; married Thomas C. Fletcher. 

Section 10. Elizabeth Harris; married William Crawford. Of 
their children, was: 

1. William Harris Crawford U. S. Senator, from Georgia, Minis- 
ter to France, Secretary U. S. Treasury under President Monroe, 
and a prominent candidate for the Presidency, in 1824. 
Section 11. Nancy Harris; married Joel Crawford. 
Section 12. Anna Harris; married John Dabney. (See Chap. XV, 
Section 11.) 

Note — The Kodes Family of Albemarle. 
The first of the name to settle in Albemarle, was John Rodes, 
born in 169 7, he came to Albemarle in 17 49, and in that year bought 
from James Armor, 400 acres of land on the North Fork of Rock- 
fish, and in the conveyance was described as of St. Martin's parish, 
Louisa. He also, purchased land on Moorman's River, and died in 
17 7.5. His wife was Mary Crawford. He left five daughters and 
four sons: 

1. David Rodes, came to Albermarle in 1756, and lived on the 
north side of Moormans River. Managed his plantation and con- 
ducted a store, was appointed Magistrate, and served as sheriff 
probably in 1776-7. He was twice married, first it is believed to 
Mary, daughter of Matthew Mills, secondly, to Susan, daughter 
of Nelson Anderson. He died in 1794. Children of the first 

1. John Rodes; died in 182 3, unmarried. 

2. Matthew Rodes; married Nancy Blackwell. 

3. Charles Rodes. 

4. Mary Rodes; married Robert Douglas. 

5. Elizabethh Rodes; married Horsley Goodman. 

6. Nancy Rodes; married William Dulaney. 

7. Ann Rodes; married James Ballard, (see Part V, Chap. 

8. Lucy Rodes; married Joseph Twyman. 

9. Martha Rodes; married Joel Yancey. (See Part V, Chap. 
Xlll, Section VL) 

10. Mildred Rodes; married William Waldin. 

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2. John Rodes; married Sarah Harris (See Sec. VII preceding.) 

3. Clifton Rodes, first lived at the foot of Buck's Elbow, on a 
place he bought in 17 69, from Matthew Mullins, and afterwards 
sold to Cornelius Maupin. In 1773 he purchased from William 
Lewis a plantation near Ivy Depot, where he lived till 1788, when 
he sold it and soon thereafter removed to Kentucky. He was a 
magistrate and served as sheriff in 1783. He married Sarah Wal- 
ler after coming to Kentucky he settled in Fayette County, about 
1789. His son: 

1. John Rodes; married Jane Stapleton Burch. 

4. Charles Rodes, lived where his father first bought, on the 
waters of Rockfish. The land now lies in Nelson County. He 
died in 1798. His daughters names are not given. 



(Named in Chap. 3, Sec. 8.) 

Article 1. — Christopher Harris, a Mm of >Iajor Robert Harris, and 
Mourning Glenn, his wife, the emigrant from Virginia to Mad- 
ison County, Ky. related in Cliap. 2, lirst settled in Albemarle 
County, Va. in 1750, and patented three thousand acres of land 
on Doyles lliver. 

Afterwards he emigrated to Kentucky, and acquired lands in the 
County of Madison, also on the waters of Lickin River, besides the 
lands he owned in Albemarle County, Va., and was the owner of a 
number of slaves. He made many visits to Colonel Daniel Boone"s 
old Fort at Boonsborough, and was often sheltered there, and sat 
around the cabin fires and enjoyed the company of the old pioneers, 
he being one himself. Two of his sons married daughters of the old 
pioneer, Higgason Grubbs. (See Chap. I, Sec. 7.) 

He first married Mary Dabney, a daughter of Cornelius Dab- 
ney, senior, and Sarah Jennings, his wife. (See Chap. XV, Sec. IV.) 
A "brief history of the Dabneys and Jennings is given in Chap. XV. 
He survived his wife, Mary Dabney, and married secondly, Agnes 
McCord, evidently a daughter of John McCord whose will was pro- 
bated March 8, 1764, in the Albemarle Court, and a copy certified to 
by the clerk, is in the following words and figures: 

"John McCord's Will. 

"In the name of God, Amen. The last will and testament of John 
McCord, senior, of Moorman's River is as followeth: I being sound 
in judgment, do commit my soul to Jesus Christ and my body to 
be buried at the direction of my executors, within my own plantation 
or elsewhere as they may think proper. I do order my sons, John 
and Benjamin McCord, my executors. I do further will and bequeath 
this plantation that I am now dwelling on, on Moorman's River, to 
my said son John, only he is to pay unto Christopher Harris 
the sum of two pounds, and I do order that my dear wife sliall have 
her bed and one cow, and mare or horse, and my Bible during her 
life, which Bible is to be returned to John, and I do further bequeath 
to mv son Benjamin McCord, that plantation at Ivy Creek, the little 

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horse and the gray colt, and that what iron tools for working the 
plantation be equally divided between Benjamin and John McCord, 
and whatever stock or plennishing is, may be disposed of at my wife's 
direction, between John and Benjamin McCord. J do order what 
debts or fiuuial charges be paid out of the whole all which I con- 
clude as my last will this second day of March, one thousand seven 
hundred and sixty four. I do order my son William Duram on the 
commands, and Mr. Thompson's chatecise. As witness my hand. 

John McCord. (L. B.) 
Delivered in iiresence of Gabriel :Maupin, James L.ttle. 

At a Court held for Albermarle County, the Sth day of March 
1764, this last will and testament was presented in Court and proved 
by the oath of Gabriel Maupin a witness thereto, and the dentity 
of the testators hand through the whole will was ])roved by the 
oaths of Samuel Black and John Price, and ordered to be recorded, 
and on motion of John and Benjamin McCord, the executors therein 
named who made oath according to law, certificate is granted them 
for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, giving security, where- 
upon they with William Woods and William Owens their security 
entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law. 

Teste, HENRY FRY, Clerk. 

A copy Testo, W. L. Maupin, Clerk. 

Christopher Harris died in Madison County, Ky. in 17 94, and 
his will bearing date Feb. 20, 1794, was probated March 4, 1794, and 
recorded, same is in the following words and figures: 

"Christopher Harris' Will." 

"In the name of God, Amen. I Christopher Harris being through 
the abundant mercy and goodness of God. tho weak in body, yet of 
l)erfect understanding and memory, do constifute this my last will 
and testament, and desire it should be received by all as such. Im- 
primis: That I will and desire that my first children, viz: Dabney 
Harris, Sarah Martin, Robert Harris, Mourning Jones, Christopher 
Harris and Mary Jones should have the following negroes, (excepting 
thirty iiounds out of my son, Dabney's legacy, which is to be paid 
by the executors of this part of my will for the use and benefit of my 
wife, and other children) viz: Ritter and her children. Pomp, Moses, 
Alice, George, Betty, Lucy and Deephy, the above negroes, to be 
divided agreeable to Cornelius Dabney, Sr. I will and I do appoint 
Foster Jones and Christopher Harris as executors of the above part 
of this will, and as to the balance of my estate, I direct that just 
my debts shall be paid out of what money I have by, or is owing to 

The house where I live I direct shall be furnished, which, together 
with the tract of land whereon I live I leave to my dear and loving 
wife during her life and at her death to my son Overton Harris. 

As to the balance of my negroes, David, Cato, Fanny, Stephen 
and Eady, together with my house hold furniture, stock of every kind 
and plantation utensils I desire that my wife may have the whole 
benefit of them during her life or widow-hood, and if she should 
marry the whole to be sold, and equally divided amongst her, and 
her children. As to my lands on Muddy Creek, I will and bequeath 
them as follows: The Drowning Creek tract of land I will and be- 
queath to my son, John Harris. The Sycamore Spring tract to my 
son, Benjamin Harris. The tract on which my son William has 
built to my son, William Harris, and the tract called the Holly Tract, 
to my son, Barnabas Harris. And my lands in Albermarle County, 

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together with the stock that is thereon, I direct shall be sold, and 
that my sons, James and Samuel Harris, shall receive of the money 
as much as Colonel John Miller and Robert Rodes shall judge the 
land to be worth that I willed to my other sons, viz: to be made 
equal to them. 

As to my three daughters, viz: Jane Gentry, Margaret Harris and 
Isabel Harris, my will and desire is that Jean Gentry should receive 
ten pounds, and Margaret and Isabel Harris to have fifty pounds 
apiece out of the balance of what my Albemarle land, and the 
profits arising from that place, and if that should not be sufficient 
that it shall be made up to them out of any personal estate that 
my wife and executors after mentioned shall think best. 

As to my lands on Licking waters my will is that if they are 
obtained it should be sold and equally divided amongst my last set 
of children. 

And I do appoint my dear and loving wife, with John Sapping- 
ton, and John Harris to execute that part of my will that respects 
my wife and her children. As witness my hand and seal this twen- 
tieth day of February, one thousand and seven hundred and ninety 
four. Christopher Harris. (Seal) 

Witness: Hartly Sappington, Richard Sappington, Joseph Wells. 

At a Court held for Madison County on Tuesday, the 4th day 
of March 179 4, this will was proved to be the last will and testa- 
ment of Christopher Harris, by the oath of Joseph Wells, Hartly 
and Richard Sappington, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be 


Teste, Will Irvine. 

Tuesday March 4, 1794. 

On motion of Foster Jones, Christopher Harris Jr., Agnes Harris 
John Sappington and John Harris the executors therein named, a 
certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due 
form, they having first made oath, and together with John Miller, 
James Berry, William Jones, William Irvine and Joseph Pelpithier 
securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty 
of two thousand pounds, conditioned as the law directs." 

In the will which speaks for itself he styles the children by his 
first wife, his "first children," and those by his last wife his "last 
set of children," and refers to the will of Cornelius Dabney, Sr. 
(father of his first wife.) He appoints Foster Jones and Christopher 
Harris (his son-in-law, and son) executors of the first part of his 
will applying to his first children and his wife (Agnes) and John 
Sappington and John Harris (his son) executors of the part applying 
to his last wife and her children. 

Article 3. — By his first wife, Mary Dabney, Christopher Harris had 
the cliiUlri'ii named in the cmoing sections.: 

Section 1. Dabney Harris, who was a resident of Surry County, 
North Carolina on May 5th 1795, and whose son Christopher Hams 
at that time being a man of maturity, came to Madison County, Ky., 
from North Carolina, with a power of attorney from his father 
(Dabney Harris) authorizing his said son to receipt for his (Dabney 
Harris) part of his fathers estate, and from this it is known that 
Dabney Harris had one child but as to any other children, no history 
is at hand: 

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1. Christopher Harris, of North Carolina, Surry County. 
He doubt les had several other children. 

Section 2. Sarah Harris; married James Martin whom she 
survived. To whom Chapter V, will be devoted. 

Section 3. Robert Harris, who married Nancy Grubbs, will 
be the subject of Chapter VI. 

Section 4. Mourning Harris, who married Foster Jones, the 
subject of Chapter 11. 

Section 5. Christopher Harris; married Elizabeth Grubbs, the 
subject of Chapter. XH. 

Section 6. Mary Harris; married George Jones, son of Mosias 
Jones, of whom no further history is at hand.* 

Section 7. Tyre Harris. 

By his second wife, Agnes McCord, Christophher Harris had 
the children mentioned in the following sections: 

Section 8. John Harris; married Margaret Maupin, a daughter 
of John Maupin and Frances Dabney, his wife, the subject of Chap- 
ter XVI. 

Section 9. Benjamin Harris; married firstly. Miss — Jones, and 
secondly, Nancy Burgin, the subject of Chapter XLIII. 

Section 10. William Harris; married Anna Oldham, a daughter 
of Jesse Oldham and Elizabeth Simpson his wife, Feb. 4, 1790, the 
subject of Chapter 44. 

Section 11. Barnabas Harris; married Elizabeth Oldham, a 
daughter of Ready Money Richard Oldham and Ursley Williams, 
his wife in 1803. The subject of chapter 5. 

Section 12. James Harris, was a devisee of his fathers will, but 
died about 1797-8. An inventory and appraisement of his estate 
made Jan. 1, 1799, by Colonel John Miller and Robert Rodes was 
returned to the Court, and he was not living to join in the deed 
made Dec. 2, 1809 by the heirs of Christopher Harris deceased, and 
his second wife, Agnes McCord, to Samuel Williams and James 
Guthrie to 600 acres on Hinkston's Fork of Licking in Bourbon 
County, Kentucky. His wife was Susannah Gass, daughter of David 
and Sarah Gass, see Chap. 2, notes. 

Section 13. Samuel Harris, was a devisee of his father's will. 
He married Nancy Wilkerson. It appears from the Court records 
that Samuel Harris entered as one of the sureties on the bond of 
his brother, Overton, and brother-in-law, John Bennett as executors 
of the will of his sister, Margaret Harris, who died testate and un- 
married in the year 1814. On Aug. 4, 1830, Samuel Harris and 
his wife, Nancy, conveyed to Richard Fowler land in Madison County 
and on the 21st of Sept. 1831, they were living on their farm, on 
Calloway's Creek in Madison County, Ky. which on that date they 
conveyed to Edwin Phelps and they emigrated westward, probably 
to Missouri. (See Chap. 1, Sec. IX, and also note at the foot of 
Chapter XLV.) 

Section 14. Jane Harris; married Richard Gentrv, the subject - 
of Chapter XLVI. 

Section 15. Margaret Harris; died testate and unmarried and 
in her will gave her property to her sisters, Jane Gentry and Isa- 

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bella Bennett, and appointed her brother, Overton, and her brother- 
in-law, John Bennett, executors thereof. 

Section 16. Isabella Harris; married John Bennett, Oct. 2, 1794, 
the subject of Chapter XLVII. 

Section 17. Overton Harris; married Nancy Oldham a daughter 
of Ready Money Richard Oldham, and Ursley Williams his wife, the 
subject of Chapter XLVIH. 

Seventeen children were born to Christopher Harris, the fruits 
of his -marriages to Mary Dabney and Agnes McCord. all of whom 
lived to maturity, and all raised families of their own, except his 
daughter Margai-et. Such a record is hard to surpass. 



(Named in Chap. 4, Sec. 2.) 

Article 1. — Sarah Harris a daughter of CTiristopher Harris, the old 
Kentucky pioneer, and >Iary Dabney his first wife, was born in 
Albemarle County, Va., and was mari'ied there to James IMai-tin. 

They came with their children to Madison County, Ky. in the 
immigration named in Chapter 2. James Martin died in Madison 
County, Ky. about the first of the year 17 99, having first made and 
published his last will and testament, which bears date July .5, 179 6, 
probated March 5, 1799, and his wife Sarah and sons, William, Tyre 
and Robert Martin were appointed executrix and executors, (Will 
book A. page 192) when this will was written they had a grand-son, 
David Martin, son of his deceased son, James Martin. Their children: 

Section 1. Azariah Martin, was born in Albemarle County, 
Va. and came to Madison County, Ky. prior to 1784. His wife's name 
we haven't found out. He was well acquainted with Estill's old 
Station, and other noted places. He was a scout, Indian spy, hunter 
and skilled woodsman, and went into what was then a wild, unset- 
tled country, and made his home, on Station Camp Creek, about two 
miles from the Little Picture Lick, or Blue Banks, where the Indians 
blazed the trees with their tomahawks, and painted figures and 
pictures on the blazes with red and black paint, directly on the 
War Path, which Lick was noted, and often mentioned and it also 
was directly on the War Road, and on the trace leading from Estill's 
Station bv "the Mulberry Lick, Hoys Lick, Station Camp Ford, oppo- 
site the Little Picture Lick to Miller's Bottom on the Kentucky river, 
and the mouth of Millers Creek, and so on. He seemed to be well ac- 
quainted with the woods, the licks, traces, etc., in that whoJe section 
as well as with Estill Station settlements. In April 1784, he 
in company with Samuel Estill, Harris Massie, John Woods, William 
McCreery and several others, among the others being Humphrey, 
Baker, (iolonel Estill, Alex Reid, Benjamin Estill, Benjamin Cooper, 
Braxton Cooper, Sharswell Cooper, Patrick Woods, Charles Shuiiey, 
Higgason Harris, Daniel Hancock and Jesse Noland, went in pur- 
suit of an Indian Camp, near the mouth of Station Camp Creek, and 
pursued the Indian trail up said creek, across the Red Lick Fork, for 
some distance. Shortly after this scout, he and William Cradle- 

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hough, a noted sr-out, woodsman and Indian fighter went th(> same 
route, Cradlebough was an unusually hardy, brave and adventurous 
spirit and well acqnainted from Boonsborough to the Middle F'ork of 
th(> Kentucky, and up the latter deep into the country seldom trodden 
l)y white men, and was one of the earliest ])ioneers, and Avho with 
Hrooks and Talloway. (Thomas Brooks and John Calloway) in 1780 
had hunted and encafped for days and days, up the Middle Fork, and 
made and named Rock Back Encampment, Williams Creek, Cabin 
Creek were named by them, and Martin got much information from 
Cradlel)ough of the woods, the Little Picture Lick, and other Licks, 
the War Road and other traces, and of Indian habits. 

In Nov. or Dec. 1780, Cradlebough, Thomas Brooks and .Tohn 
Calloway, hunted and spied into the wilds of the Middle Fork and 
camped several days at a place on the south side of said fork, nearly 
opposite where one McWillard was living in 1805, and at this place 
they made a canoe in which they paddled up and down the river, 
and they cut on a beech tree the first or initial letters of their 
names: W. C. 1780, and ,J. C. and which they named Rock Back 
Encampment, and then about four miles above on the south side of 
the river at a Buffalo Lick on a branch near the mouth they marked 
"Brooks 1780," and F. C." they camped in a botom about four miles 
above the mouth of the creek, that they named Williams Creek 
because William Cradlebough whilst out hunting first found it, 
and here they encamped and cut down several trees, and cut on a 
tree the letters W. C. B. (but in 180.5 this was called upper Twins) 
and on a creek they built a cabin and called the creek Cabin Creek, 
(which in 1805 was called Lower Twins.) At this place in an oak 
and beech they cut out cutlets, and their initial letters, which marks 
were there in 1805, the place is about three quarters of a mile up 
from the mouth of the creek. When this party of three left Estill 
Station on this hunt they no doubt went the trace that led by Aza- 
riah Martins place, and the Litle Picture Lick. 

In 1805 James McCormick and William Bryant were commiss- 
ioned by the Court to take depositions to perpetuate testimony and 
with William Cradlebough went to Rock Back Encampment, and 
there commenced the taking of the deposition of Cradlebough, and 
adjournment from one to another of the Encampments of Cradle- 
bough, Brooks and Calloway of 1780 made twenty five years 
prior thereto, and found the facts as Cradlebough had described 
to them two years previous, which their depositions and statements 
prove. James McCormick then being on the Middle Fork, made this 
statement in writing: 

In the fall of 1798 James Trabue applied to him to survey for 
him on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky, and furnished him with 
several entries, one calling for a Buffalo Lick at the mouth of a 
small creek on the north side with a tree marked thus "Brooks 1780" 
which tree and lick he saw the same fall and the marks that were 
on the tree appeared to be very old or old enough to have been mark- 
ed at the same date. There were several entries that called for 
another encampment, called the Rock Back Encampment which by 
the direction of William Cradlebough he found at the same time 
with W. C. 1780, and J. C. 1780, cut on a small beech tree, which 
mark also appeared old enough for that date which Rock and Tree 
William Cradlebough this day swore to in his presence, also the 
bottom he surveyed for Daniel Trabue, with the trees fell down, was 
so well described by William Cradlebough, and the course of the 
river that he verily believed it to be the same bottom, notwithsiand- 

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ing the trees were rotted and gone, and being present with him in 
search of the bottom Aug. 12, 1805. James McCormick." 

It seems that the old scout and indian fighter, Joseph Proctor, 
who was 47 years old in 1805, and who had been in Kentucky ever 
since before the big battle at Boonsborough, was perfectly familiar 
with the geography and topography of the country from personal 
observation and experience and knew all the stations, traces, licks, 
water courses and all places of note and was a mighty hunter. Ac- 
cording to Proctor, the Indians who travelled the south fork of 
Station Camp generally crossed the river about the mouth of said 
creek, and came through the Little Picture Lick up the creek oppo- 
site where Azariah Martin lived in 1801, on the east side of the 
creek through a large caney bottom, to the South Fork of Station 
Camp. He describes the War Road and says, "what I mean by the 
War Road, is that, that runs up the South Fork of Station Camp fiom 
the Indian Picture Lick out at the head of the War Fork, and on out 
to the Wilderness Road. Speaking of the place called Blue Banks 
to which the Little Picture Lick is near he says, on a high ridge the 
banks on the south side are naked to the blue, where the buffaloes 
used to wallow. The same remains as he said in 1805 to this good 
day 19 07, one hundred and two years after he gave his deposition. 
He located all the licks and traces in that whole section, and men- 
tions a bark camp, nearly thirty yards long, (Indian Camp) on the 
War Road. In 1780 or 1781 he and Samuel Estill were pilots for 
Colonel George Adams and his company of scouts, in pursuit of, and 
on the trail of Indians, and night came on them when they had 
reached a point above where Azariah Martin lived and above the 
Forks of Station Camp Creek, and they lost the trail of the indians, 
but the next morning they found the indian trail where they crossed 
the Red Lick Fork. During the pursuit a free negro by the name of 
Hines, and another man, by the name of John Dumford came to 
Hines Lick and there Hines was killed by the indians at the Lick, 
from which occurence said lick took its name. 

He and Peter Hackett speak of Shelby and Logan's campaign up 
the Kentucky river. Hackett was on Station Camp in the fall of 
17 80, the fall after James E.still was killed and with the Shelby 
Campaign in pursuit of indians since then, when he passed up on 
Station Camp by the Little Picture Lick. Azariah Martin had besides 
other children, sons: 

1. Littleberry Martin. 

2. Liberty Martin: married Elizabeth Coz, April 30, 1840. 

Section 2. Christopher Martin; married Anna Turner July 28, 

Section 3. David Martin: married Sallie Turner. 

Section 4. William Martin; married Winifred G-entry, this 
wedding occured most probable in Albemarle County, Va. but 
thev came to Madison County, Ky. where William Martin died in 
the" early part of the year 1841, having made and published his 
last will and testament which bears date April 13, 1839, probated 
May 31, 1S41. (Will Book G. page 418.) In which he names his 

1. Richard Gentry Martin: married Susannah Jones, Sept. 

15, 1840. Their children. 

1. William Martin; married Mollie O'Bannon. 

2. Humphrey Martin; married Jennie Yantis. 

3. Winifred Martin; married John Black, her cousin (See 
Section 12.) 

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4. Richard G. Martin; died unmarried. 

5. Nannie Martin; married James Brat ton. 

6. Robert Martin; married Paltie Jones. 

2. John Martin; married Mary Barnett April 5, 1821, Children: 

1. William Martin; married his cousin, Mary Tliomas. (See 
Section X.) 

2. Margaret ]\Tartin; married William Cofhr;ni. 

3. Mary Martin; married Solon Moran. 

4. Nathan Martin, when a bachelor emigrated to Missouri. 

3. James Martin, emigrated to Missouri and there married 
and raised a large family and had a son: 

1. William Martin. 

4. Lucy Martin; married Austin Ballard, no issue. 

5. Tyre Martin, emigrated to Missouri, where he married. 

6. Elizabeth Martin; married Elias Sims, besides other child- 
ren she had a son: 

1. William Sims, known as Buffalo Bill, who was a Banker 
in Mexico, Missouri. 

7. David Martin; married Samiramus Brassfield, was a farmer 
and a very prominent and useful and beloved citizen of Madison 
County, Ky., and represented the County in the Legislature. He 
married Samiramus Brassfield, a daughter of James Brassfleld and 
Polly Moberley his wife. Their children: 

1. William Martin; married Martha Wagle issue: 

1. Peyton Martin. 

2. Samiramus Martin. ( 

3. William Martin. 

2. Minerva Martin; married Albert A. Curtis, Feb. 3, 1845. 
Mr. Curtis was at one time a prosperous merchant in Irvine, 
Ky. popular and influential and elected to the State Legis- 
lature. Their children: 

1. William P. Curtis. 

2. Ann Curtis. 

3. David Curtis. 

4. Mary Curtis. 

.5. Albert A. Curtis. 

6. Ed Curtis. 

7. Thomas Curtis. 

8. Bessie Curtis. 

3. James Martin; married Henrietta Lipscomb. They emi- 
grated to Texas, where Mr. Martin died a few years ago. Their 

1. Duke Martin. 

2. John Martin. 

3. David Martin. 

4. William Martin. 
.5. Walter Martin. 

6. Frank Martin. 

7. Clinton Martin. 

8. James Martin. 

9. Samiramus Martin. 

10. Ida Martin. 

4. Bettie Martin; died in Madison County, Ky. unmarried. 

5. David Gentry Martin; married firstly, Sallie Oldham, the 

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only daughter of Thomas M. Oldham, and Sarah Overton Harris 
his wife. (See Part VI, Chap. 38, Section 1.) She died without 
living issue, and Mr. Martin married secondly. Temperance 
C. Oldham a daughter of Othniel R. Oldham and Svdonia 
Noland his wife. (See Part VI, Chap. XVII, Section VI.) 

8. Mary Martin; married Garland Maupin. (See Part V, Chap. 
Xll, Section 1.) 

9. Nancy Martin; married John Holman. Their children: 

1. Sallie Ann Holman; married Jamison Arvine, Oct. 4, 1842. 

2. Nancy J. Holman; married Allen Tudor, Mch. 8, 1849. 

3. Minerva Holman; married William Pullins, Nov. 30, 1848. 

4. Helen Holman; married William S. Atkinson, May 2, 

5. Nancy Holman; married Haman Million, Sept. 28, 1852. 

6. Elizabeth Holman; married Wm. S. Million, Oct. 18, 1853. 

7. James M. Holman; married Fannie Newby, Nov. 21, 183 9. 

10. Sarah Martin; married Athenasius Thomas, Nov. 21, 1826. 
Their children; 

1. William M. Thomas; married first Lucy Hensley, second, 
Nancy Pigg. 

2. Tyre Thomas; died in Texas, unmarried. 

3. Mary Elizabeth Thomas; married her cousin, William Mar- 
tin. (See Section IV-11.) 

4. Winifred Thomas; married William F. Broaddus. 

11. Minerva Martin; married first Thomas Cox, no issue, and 
second, Mr. Ferrill, and they emigrated to Missouri, and raised 
children. She was living in 1905. 

12. Winifred Martin; married James Black, March 29, 1836, 

1. Sarah Black; married Jacob S. Bronston. (See Part V, 
Chap. 13, Sec. 7.) 

2. Almira Black; married George Smith. 

3. John Black; married his cousin Winifred Martin. (See 
1-3 of Section 4 above.) 

Section 5. Tyre Martin; married his cousin. Mourning Jones. 
Sept. 22, 1798. They emigrated to St. Louis, Territory of Missouri. 
(See Chap. 11, Sec. 6, Part I, Chap. 13, Sec. 3, note.) 

Section 6. Robert Martin; married Polly Noland Jan. 17, 1799. 
Their children: 

1. Jack Martin; married 

2. William Martin; married 

3. Nancy Martin; married Noah D. Creed. 

4. Miss Martin; married David Black. 

5. Miss Martin Cleve Black. 

6. Miss Martin; married Ril Keys. 

Section 7. Hudson Martin, a second Lieutenant in the 9th 
Virginia, during the Revolution. For a number of years he was Dep- 
uty Clerk of the County Court, and later on a Justice of the Peace. 
He married Jane Lewis the eldest daughter of Nicholas Lewis. 
About 1800 he moved to Amherst in the vicinity of Fabers Mills, 
where his descendants now live. In 1834 Captain John Thomas tes- 
tified before the County Court on behalf of his heirs, that Hudson 
Martin served in the Revolutionary Army. He was Lieutenant of 
the 9th Va. Of his children were: 

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1. John M. Martin, he became a member of Ihe Albemarle 
Bar in 1809. 

2. Hudson Murlin; married Mildred Minor a daughter of Dalj- 
riey Minor. He at one time lived in 

Section 8. Nathan Martin. 

Section 9. James Martin; married in Virginia, where he died 
leaving a son, named and called by liis father in his will, his grand 

1. David Marl in. 

Section 10. MaryMartin; married .lulian Pleasant Profit as shown 
in her fathers will. Pleasant Profit died in Madison Countv, Kv., 
in 1818, calls his wife Polly in his will but fails to call the "names 
of his children: 

1. Sallie Profit; married Smallwood V. Xoland, July Z, 1H2?,. 

Sarah Martin survived her husband, James Martin, "and after- 
wards married George Jones. Her children (except James who died 
and Hudson who remained in Virginia) came with them to Madison 
County, Ky. At the time the most of them were grown and some of 
them brought wives with them, and had families of their own. 

The >Iartin family of Albemarle. 

The year Albemarle County was organized, 1745, Captain Joseph 
Martin as he w^as called in the patents, obtained grants for more than 
1400 acres of land on Priddy's Creek, and 800 acres on Piney Run. 
His will disposing of lands in Essex County leads to the thought 
that he came from that part of the Colony to Albemarle. He and 
his wife, Ann, had eleven children: 

1. Brice Martin. 

2. William Martin. 

3. Joseph Martin. 

4. John ..lartin. 

5. George Martin. 

6. Sarah Martin; married John Burrus. 

7. Mary Martin; married Mr. Hammock. 

8. Susan Martin. 

9. Martha Martin. 

10. Ann Martin. 

11. Olive Martin; married probably Ambrose Edwards. 
Captain Joseph Martin, died in 176i. 

James Martin owned at an early date a considerable tract of 
land that now belongs to the Grayson family near the present site 
of the Miller School. In 1759 he gave 200 acres to each of his 
six sons, viz: 

1. Ste]ihen Martin. 

2. John Martin. 

o. Ob diah Martin. 

4. James Martin. 

5. William Martin. 

6. David Martin. 

Most of these sons emigrated from Albemarle to Kentucky, and 
some it is believed to North Carolina, about the time of the Revolu- 
tion or about its close. 

One John Martin lived in the western part of North Garden. 
His place v^'as formerly known as the Pocket Plantation. He was 

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prosperous, and became the owner of more than 1500 acres. He 
died in 1812. His wife was Elizabeth, believed to have been Eliz- 
abeth Wheeler. Their children were: 

1. Benjamin Martin. 

2. Sarah Martin; married John Watson. 

3. Mary Martin; married William Wood. 

4. Susan Martin; married Hickerson Jacob. 

5. Clarisa Martin. 

One John Martin in 17 62, purchased from Joseph Thomas up- 
wards of 600 acres of land in the Southern part of the County on 
Ballingers Creek. He died in 1810. He married Ann Tooley daugh- 
ter of James Tooley. Their children were: 

1. Sarah Martin; married James Wood. 

2. Ann Martin; married John Dawson. 

3. Dabney Martin. 

4. James Martin. 

5. Celia Martin. 

6. Alice Martin. 

7. Simeon Martin. 

8. Massie Martin. 

9. Lindsay Martin. 

Thomas Martin was already settled on the South Fork of the 
Hardware in 1764, where his descendants have been residents ever 
since. He died in 179 2. He and his wife, Mary had ten children: 

1. Abraham Martin. 

2. George Martin; married Barbara Woods, and died in 1799. 

3. Thomas Martin. 

4. Charles Martin and his wife, Pattie probably went to Hal- 
ifax County. 

5. John Martin, was a Captain in the Revolutionary Army. He 
married Elizabeth Lewis, and emigrated to Fayette County, Ky. 

6. Pleasant Martin, moved to Amherst County. 

7. Letitia Martin; married Richard Moore. 

8. Mildred Martin; married Oglesby. 

9. Ann Martin; married Mr. Plain. 

10. Mary Martin; married Penjamin Dawson. 

Hudson Martin was a second Lieutenant in the 9th Va. during the 
Revolution and for a number of years Deputy Clerk of the Albe- 
marle Court, and subsequently a Magistrate. He married Jane Lewis 
about 1800, he moved to Amherst, in the vicinity of Fabers Mills. 
(See Section 7.) 

• Earl; 10 the last century, a Thomas Martin, married Mary Ann 
White, lauyhter of Daniel White. His home was west of Bates- 
ville, :it>rth of the place now occupied by William H. Turner, Jr. 
He died in 1821, his children were: 

1. Ann Mil-tin; married John L. White. 

2. Azariah Martin. 

3. Dianna Martin; married James Lobban. 

4. Thomas Martin. 

.5. Mary Martin; married William Stone. 

6. Charles Martin. 

7. Elizabeth Martin. 

8. David Martin. 

9. Henry Martin. 

10. Parbara Martin; married John Lobban. 

11. Lucy Martin; married William H. Garland. 

History aud Genealogies 287 



(Named in Sec. 3, Art. ?,, Chap. 4, See Item 10, Cliap. 1.) 

Artit'h" 1. — Robert Harris, a son of ('hristoi>lu>r Harris, the old Ken- 
tuckv pioiu'or, and .Mary Dabncy liis wife, was born in Virf-inia, 
\vln'r«' \\v married \aney CJrubbs, daufihter of Hifif;ason Grubbs, 
an old Madison Cctuntv pioneer, and one of the early holdeiN of 
the Fort at lJoonsborouf;h. 

In the migration named in Chapter 2, Robert Harris, and hi.s 
wife Nancy Grubbs came from Virginia, and settled in Madison 
County, and often visited their father and father-in-law, aforenamed 
at Boonsborough and Grubbs Fort, where they enjoyed the company 
of old holders of the fort, and were all acquainted with the old pion- 
eers Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and others. They spent their re- 
maining days in Madison County. The children born to them are 
named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Nancy Harris; married William Stone, Oct. 22, 1805, 
the subject of Chapter 7. 

Section 2. Kate Harris; married James Stone, the subject of 
Chapter 8. 

Section 3. Mary Harris; married William Woods, Jan. 13, 1802, 
(See Part IT, Chap. 10. ) the subject of Chapter 9. 

Section 4. Tyre Harris; married Sally Garland, June 2, 1S03, 
the subject of Chapter 10. 

Section 5. Higgason Harris; married Nancy Garland, Dec. 16, 
18 00. He was a member of the Viney Fork Baptist Church. 



(Named in Section 1, Chapter 6.) 

Article 1. — -Xancy Harris, a dnishtei- of Robert Harris and Nancy 
Grubbs his wife, was boi a in Albeniai'le County, Va., and came 
to Madison County, Ky. with her parents, in .he immisration 
named in Chapter 2, ;ind on Oct. 22, 180."> .h; was united in 
niarriaj>«' to William Stone. 

The fruits of this union were the children named in the coming 

Section 1. Matilda Stone; married Arichibald W. Turner, Nov. 
29, 1827, to whom were born: 

1. W^illiam Stone Turner; married Miss Marney, dead. 

2. Squire Turner; married Miss Stone, a daughter of William 

3. Minerva Kate Turner; married Mr. Garth of Columbia, Mo. 

Section 2. Mary Ann Stone; married Arichibald Turner, the same 
man that her sister, Matilda married. 

288 Hisfori/ (tnd Genealogies 

Section 3. Minerva Stone; married Adam Irvine to wliom were 

1. William M. Irvine, a graduate in law, and licensed to practice 

but abondoned same, an influential, prominent and wealthy citizen 

of Richmond, Ky. until his death a few years since, who married 

his cousin Elizabeth Irvine, a daughter of David Irvine, second 

clerk of the Madison County Courts, succeeding the first clerk, 

his father, William Irvine. 

The subject of this chapter survived her husband, Adam Irvine, 

and afterwards married her cousin, Caleb Harris; a daughter of Tyre 

Harris and Sally Garland his wife, to whom were born: (See Chap. 10, 

Section 3.) 

1. J. Stone Harris, a very prominent man of Fulton, Missouri. 

Section 4. Martha J. Stone; married James Woods a son of 
Anderson Woods and Elizabeth Harris his wife. (See Chap 40, Section 
1, of this part, and Part II, Chapter 20, Section 6.) To them were 

1. Ann Woods; married Dr. of Rocheport, Mo. 

2. Minerva Woods. 

3. James Woods a prosperous man of Nebraska City. 

4. William Stone Woods a banker of Kansas City, Mo. 

Section 5. Mattie Stone; married Michael Woods. 

Section 6. Milton Stone; died in Mexico. 

Section 7. John Francis Stone; married Arthusa Hardin. 

Section 8. William Stone; married first, Mary Hicks, secondly, 
Mary Dickey. 

Section 9. Thomas Stone; died young. 

Section 10. Nancy Stone; died young. 

(Named in Sec. 1, Chap. 6.) 

Article 1. — Kate (Catherine) Harris a rtaiij?hter of Robert Harris 
and Naiuy Grubbs his wife, was Ixtrn in Albemarle County, Va., 
and came with her parents in the migration named in Chapter 
2, to Madison County, Ky. where she was united in maniage 
to James Stone. 

The fruits of this union were the children named in the coming 

Section 1. Sally Ann Stone; married William Jason Walker late 
a wealthy merchant, banker and farmer of Richmond, Ky. to whom 
were born; 

1. Annie Walker; married Richard J. White. 

2. Sallie Walker; married Burnet J. Pinkerton. 

■ 3. Mary Jane Walker; married Dr. William H. Mullins. 

4. Kate Walker. 

5. Charles J. Walker, a Colonel in the Federal Army m the 
war of ] sr2, long since deac". 

Histonj anil Genealogies 289 

6. Dr. James S. Walker, went South. 

7. William Walker, long since dead. 

8. Joel Walker, went North, probably to Maine. 

9. Robert S. Walker, went to Florida, and died. 
10. Percy Walker; died in youns manhood. 

Section 2. Oarolie Stone; married Owen Walker, Dec. 30, 1830, 
late a capitalist, wealthy and influential citizen of Richmond, Ky. 
to whom were born: 

1. Sallie E. Walker. 

2. Kate Stone Walker. 

3. Coralie Walker. 

4. Owen Walker, long since dead. 

5. Caleb S. Walker, long since dead. 

6. J. Stone Walker; married first, Moss, secondly, 


7. June Walker, long since dead. 

8. John B. Walker; deceased. 

9. Eugene W. W'alker, of Richmond, Ky., married — — 

Section 3. Mary Jane Stone; married Nathaniel Wilson, Sept. 
7, 1836, deceased. 

Section 4. Caleb Stone; married Miss Wilson, a sister to Nath- 
aniel Wilfon. 

Section 5. Robert H. Stone; married Eliza Rodes. (See Chap. 
3, Section 7. ) 



(Named in Chap. 6, Sec. 3.) 

Article 1. — Mary Hairi.s a daiijilihtcr of Kobeit Harris and Nancy 
(irubbs his wife, was bean in Albemarle Connty, Va,, and came 
with her parents to Madison C<»nnty, Ky. in the immigration re- 
lated in Chapter 2, in which connty on the liitli (lay of Jan. 
18(}2 she was married t«) William Woods, a son of Archibald 
Woods, and Monrninj- Shelton his wife, (See Part 11, Chap. 1<>) 

Their children: 

Section 1. Nancy W'oods, born Jan. 21, 1803. 

Section 2. Archibald Woods, born Feb. 20, 1S04; married Sal- 
lie G. Caperton, June 15, 1S30. 

Section 3. Samiramus Shelton Woods, born Sept. 1, 180-5; mar- 
ried John M. Kavanaugh a son of William Woods (big Bill) Kav- 
anaugh and Elizabeth Miller his wife. (See Part VH, Chap. 5, Seel) 
Dec. 10, 1822. Their home was in Franklin County, Tenn. Their 

1. Elizabeth Kavanaugh; married Mr. Turner. Children: 

1. James Henry Turner. 

2. Sue Lou Turner. 

3. Turner, a son. 

2. William Kavanaugh. ■ 

3. Robert Kavanaugh. ' 

'<590 History and Genealogies 

4. Thomas Kavanaugh. 

5. Mourning Kavanaugh. 

6. Margai'et Kavanaugh. 

7. Mary Jane Kavanaugh, the second wife of Major Thomas G. 
Miller. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 10.) 

Section 4. Lucy Woods, born Feb. 22, 1807. 

Section 5. Mourning Woods, born Oct. 6, 1808. 

Section 6. Thomas Harris Woods, born Aug. 31, 1810; married 
Appoline Miller, Feb. 2S, 1832. (See Parti, Chap. 14, Sec. 10.) 

Section 7. Pobert Harris Woods, born May 29, 1812. 

Section 8. William Crawford Woods, born April 1, 1814; married 
Sarah Ann Boyce, Dec. 14, 1843, issue; 

1. Mattie Ann Woods; married Mr. Miles. 

2. Mrs. Ellis Blake. 

3. Mary Harris Woods. 

Section 9. John Christopher Woods, born Feb. 8, 1817. 

Section 10. Mary Ann Woods, born Feb. 2 0, 1819; married John 
M. Miller, Aug. 2 8, 1835. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 8, and Part 
II, Chap. 10, Sec. 10.) a son of Joseph Miller and Susan Kennedy his 

Section 11. James Goodloe Woods, born Feb. 2, 1823. He mar- 
ried Susan Jane Boyce, Nov. 30th, 1843. He was a primitive Baptist 
preacher. He died Oct. 19, 1895. (See Part II, Chap. 10, Sec. 11) 
Their children: 

1. James H. C. Woods. 

2. William Ed Woods. 

3. Mattie Woods; married Mr. Fleming. 

4. Woods, a son. 

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(Naiiied in Chaj). 6, Sec. 4.) 
Article 1. — Tyre Harris a son of Robert Harris and Nancy Grnbhs his 
wife wjis born in Albeniarl«(\»nnty, Va., and came wilh his 
parents to Madison Connly, Ky. in (lie ininiif>ra!ioii rela(<>d in 
Chai»ter '1, wher*- on June 2, !«<>;?, h«> was niarri<'d to Sallie 

They emigrated from Madison County, 
ky., to Missouri and settled in Boone 
County in 181(1. Tyre Harris spent a long 
and useful life in his adopted County, was 
one of the pioneers. He was a successful 
farmer, and thoroughly identified with 
the interests of his county in all public 
enterprises. He was strong in character 
and intellect, very firm in his convictions 
and a power in his county, and held many 
positions of public trust. He served as. 
County Judge 1826-1828, and 1830-1832, 
Rei)resenative in the State General As- 
sembly 1826-1828, 1868-1870, State Sen- 
ator 1842-1846. Their children: 

'sccticn''. Overton Harris; (deceased) 
married Mary Ellington. They ha^ 

1. Walter Harris, living in Sturgeon, 

Section 2. Malinda Harris (deceased) 
married Samuel Jameson. Their child- 



ren are in several states: 


- Jameson ; 
Jameson ; 

married Joseph Boyd, Mexico, 
married John Ferrill, Fulton, Mo. 

married Mr. Harrison, issue. 

Duluth, Minnesota. 




1. William 

2. Samuel 

1. Miss Jael Yates, Fulton, Mo. 

2. Martin Yates Jr. Fulton, Mo., a great grand son 

1. Mrs. Dr. Westmoreland, Columbus, Miss., a great 


T. Harrison, Duluth, Minnesota. 

Jameson; married Dr. Baskett, Mexico, Mo. 

a great grand daughter. 


2. Henrietta Pierson, Sedalia, Mo. a grand daughter. 

Section 3. Caleb Rice Harris; (deceased) married Mrs. Minerva 
Irvine widow of Adam Irvine, deceased, and daughter of Nancy 
Harris and William Stone, (See Chap. 7, Sec. 3) issue: 
1. John Stone Harris, home, Fulton, Mo. 

Section 4. Paulina Harris; married Joseph Frakes, issue: 

1. Kate Frakes; married Mr. Richards, home, Centralia, 


Section 5. William Hayden Harris, deceased; married Amelia 
Ellington, issue: 

1. Joseph Harris, Post Master, Kansas City, Mo. 

Section 6. Susan Harris; married John Jameson of Fulton, Mo. 

1. Clare O. Jameson; married Mr. Atkinson of Fulton, Mo. 


Hist or If and Genealogies 

2. Mr. 

1. Anna 

2. William 

3. John T. 

Section 7. Thomas 
He married a kinswoman, Mary Frances 




Jameson a son, married - 
Belle Jameson, Fulton, Missouri. 
E. Jameson, Fulton, Missouri. 
Jameson, Fulton, Missouri. 

Berry Harris, died in Fulton Mo. in 1892. 
Harris daughter of Overton 
Harris and Mary Rice Woods his wife, who settled in Boone County, 
Missouri from Madison County, Ky. The marriage occured July 
25, 1852. (See Chap. 37, Sec. 6.) for issue and etc. 

Thomas Berry Harris was born in 

Madison County, Ky. in 1815, and went 

with his parents (or rather was carried 

/ " by them) in 1816, to Boone County, Mo. 

/' ■ . , About the year 1836, Mr. Harris moved 

to Calloway County, and engaged in farm- 
ing until about 1849, when he removed 
to Fulton, and in partnership with D. M. 
& J. H. Tucker, built up the flourish- 
ing and best known merchantile estab- 
lishment in Central Missouri. Having 
married he left Fulton and reengaged in 
farming. Up to the time of his death 
he was a very prominent and useful cit- 
izen. In 18 52 he was elected County 
Clerk, served on the Board of Managers 
of the Insane Asylum, which under the 
long superintendency of Dr. T. R. H. 
Smith did a grand work, and was free 
from the scandals of its later years. He 
efficiently aided in organizing the present 
school system of Fulton, being a member 
of the first board of education and by his wise and progressive views 
gave direction to the incipient organization and assisted in drawing 
up the first Code of Rules and Regulations for the public schools of 
Fulton. His most important work was as a member of the Con- 
stitutional Convention of 1865. He was a christian in the broadest 
and best sense. Unostentatious and tolerant, bigotry and hypocrisy 
had no part in his nature. He was not a 
■'barren fig tree." His remains lie in the 
new cemetery at Fulton. His widow Mrs. 
Mary Frances Harris entered into rest 
Wednesday evening, Feb. 2 8, 19 06, at 
the residence of her son, William Chris- 
topher Harris, 815 Court "fetreet, Fulton, 
Mo., she was born in Boone County, Mo. 
Nov. 10, 1827. She had more than com- 
pleted the period alloted by the Psalmist 
as the limit to human life, when quietly 
and peacefully she fell asleep in Jesus. 
At the age of thirteen she was converted 
and united with the Baptist church, being 
baptized by Rev. Robert Thomas and ever 
afterwards was a devoted, earnest and 
consecrated christian. She was educated 
at Bonne Femme Academy, a most ex- 
cellent school, and Columbia College. 
After her marriage the remainder of her 
life was spent in Calloway County, the 
last thirty nine years at the family resi- 



Wife of Thomas Berry Harris 

I / is/on/ mil! ( Inirnloiiio 


deiu'o on Courl Sircel in the city of Fulton. Mrs. Ihirris Possessed 
a strong; personality, she belonged to that class of women whose 
voices still speak to us from the past. Erect and graceful, even 
in her declining years she retained in large part that refined beauty 
of form and face that had marked her early and matui-(Hl woman- 
hood. Of her a former pastor and friend said: "she had a clear mind, 
a good judgment, unflinching devotion to duty, a laudable ambition, 
unselfishness and a faith that towered in majesty and beauty. A 
grander character I have never known, and her influence can never 
die. She api)roached as nearly to perfection in the art of mother- 
hood as is attainable in a sinful world. Her love for and pride in 
her children was beautiful and in her old age she felt that she was 
amply repaid for all her toils and anxieties." Another pastor and 
friend said: "softened by sorrow, and refined by affection, lier life 
was a benediction to all who came in contact with her, she left to 
her children the richest legacy, one can leave to posterity, the frag- 
rance of a pure, beautiful and useful life." On Friday March 2, 
190 6, after simple services at the family residence conducted by 
her pastor, in the family lot, in the cemetery at Fulton while the 
last rays of the setting sun gave i)romise of another day her sacred 
dust was committed to mother earth, there to rest until the resur- 
rection morn. 

"And is she dead whose glorious mind nnd soul lifts them on high? 
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." 

Their childi 



are set forth in Chapter 3 7. 

Section 8. Rev. Robert Harris, son 
of Hon. Tyre Harris and Sallie Garland, 
his wife, was eighty-nine years of age 
the 22nd day of February, 1907, and a 
noted and distinguished Baptist minister, 
a Godly man, a native Missourian, highly 
esteemed not only by the family and his 
religious associates, but by all his ex- 
tensive acquaintances, made during a 
long life of pious walk and Godly con- 
versation. He preached a sermon on his 
eighty-ninth birthday in California, Mo., 
to a large congregation. His picture is 
herewith reproduced. He married Fran- 
ces Coi)her in Boone County, Mo. Their 

1. Tyre Harris, Windsor, Mo. 

2. Susan Harris; married Mr. • 

Hill, California, Mo. 

Section 9. James Berry Harris, born in Boone County, Mo., mar- 
ried Lucy Cockerel of Cooper County, Mo., in 1905, died in Fulton 
County, Mo., at the residence of Judge Samuel F. Moore, aged 84 
years, issue: 

1. William Thomas Harris. 

2. Miss Harris; married Howard Sutherland, Elkin, West 


3. John T. Harris, Labor Department, Washington, D. C. 

4. James W Harris, of Harris, Polk Hat Company, St. Louis, Mo. 

5. Martha Virginia Harris; married Mr. Henderson Hancock, 

Section 10. Tvre Crawford Harris, minister of the Baptist 

294 History and Genealogies 

church of Boone County, Mo. and President of the Baptist Female 
College in Columbia, Mo.: married Lavinia Hughes of Howard 
County, Mo. He died in 1854 leaving three children: 

1. William L. Harris: married. His wife and .children live 
in Fayette, Missouri. 

2. Mary Cameron Harris; married Mr. Vorries, deceased. 

3_ Miss Harris: married William McCracken, Fulton, Mo. 

Section 11. Benjamin F. Harris, 815 Court street, Fulton, Mo.; 
married Lucy Hensley, daughter of Samuel Hensley. Have five 

1. Mary Susan Harris; married Mr. Vivion of Fulton, Mo. 

2. Alnett Harris: married Mr. Vivion, Butte City, Montana. (St. 
R. R. Co.) 

3. William T. Harris, Butte City, Montana. 

4. Benjamin W. Harris, Fulton, Missouri. 

5. Samuel H. Harris, Butte City, Montana. 

Section 12. Sallie Ann Harris born in Boone County, Mo. 
married Dr. Archibald Dinwiddle of Boone County, Mo., left two 
children : 

1. Dora Dinwiddle: married Mr. Mayer of Sturgeon, Mo. 

2. Dr. Tyi-e Dinwiddle, Higbe, Missouri. 

Section 13. Mary Catherine Harris; married George Burroughs 
of Howard County, Mo. died in Fulton, Mo. in i904. Had four 

1. James Burroughs; dead. 

2. Augustus Burroughs, died in Oregon. 

3. Laura Burroughs; dead. 

4. Thomas H. Burroughs: dead. 

Note Only two of the children of Tyre Harris and Sallie Gar 

land are living, viz: 

B. F. Harris, 609 Nicholas street, Fulton, Mo. 
Rev. Robert H. Harris, Walker, Missouri. 



(Named in Chap. 4, Sec. 4.) 

Article 1. — Moviriiing Harris a daughter of Christopher Hai-ris and 
his first wife IMary Dabney, was born in Albemarle County, Va., 
and was there married to Foster Jones. 

Thev emigrated to Madison County, Ky. as related in Chapter 2, 
and settled on lands they acquired on Muddy Creek near to the 
mouth of Hickory Lick, where Foster Jones died in 1814. Children: 

Section 1. Tvre Harris Jones, prior to 1817, emigrated from 
Madison County, Kv. and settled in St. Louis, Territory of Missouri; 
married Sarah Maupin, daughter of Mosias Maupin and Leah his 
wife. (See Part V, Chap. 4, Sec. 10.) 

Section 2. Mosias Jones, prior to 1817, emigrated from Mad- 
ison County, Ky. and settled in St. Louis, Territory of Missouri. 

Ilislorij mill (li'iii'ii/oi/ii'S 295 

Section 3. Nancy Jones: married Mr. Sai)i)in,u:lon. They prior 
to 1S17, emigrated from Madison County, Ky. and settled in St. 
Ijouis, Territoi'y of ^lissouri. 

Section 4. Christopher Harris Jones, |)rior to 18 17, emigrated 
from Madison County, Ky. and settled in St. Louis, Territory of Mo. 

Section 5. Elizabeth Jones; mari-ied Green B. Baxter. They 
lirior to 1817, emigrated from Madison Counly, Ky., and settled in 
St. I^ouis, Territory of Missouri. 

Section 6. Mourning Jones; married Tyre Martin, Sept. 22. 
1798. (See Cha|). 5-, Sec. 5.) They prior to 1X17 emigrated from 
Madison County, Ky. and settled in St. Louis, Territory of Missouri. 

Section 7. Lucy Jones, prior to 1817, emigraled i'rom Madison 
County, Ky. to St. Louis, Territory of Missouri. 

Note — The 6th of Nov. 1817, and April 15, 1818, all of the above 
named children of Foster Jones and Mourning Harris his wife, then 
in St. Louis, Territory of Mo. united as grantors in deeds conveying 
to Daniel Miller of Madison County, Ky. certain lands on Muddy 
Creek in Madison County, Ky., which deeds were properly acknowl- 
edged before officers in St. Louis and forwarded to Richmond, Ky., 
and recorded. 

Mosias Jones, Sr. father of Foster Jones, died in Madison County, 
Ky., in 1808; in his will he mentions his children; William, Lucy 
Maupin, (wife of W. B. Maupin) (See Part V, Chap. 4, Sec.) Mosias 
Foster, Frances Harris, Elizabeth Daverson, George Jones, Ann 
Garrison. Thomas, Roger, Sarah Carroum and John, and the will is 
witnessed by Martin Gentry, Moses Bennett and John Maupin. (See 
notes Chap. 2.) 



(Named in Chap. 4, Sec. 5.) 
See Chap. 1, Sec. 4, and 7. 

Article 1. — Cliristopher Hairis, a son of the Old Kentucky pioneer 
Christepher Harris and liis first wife, Mary Dabnoy, was born 
in A'^irginia and in Albemarle County married Klizabeth Grubbs 
a daughter of Higgason Giubbs, a Madsion County, Ky., pioneer. 

They emigrated to Madison County, Ky., as related in Chapter 
2, and often visited their father, Higgason Grubbs, at the old Fort 
at Boonsborough as well as at Grubbs Fort, and enjoyed the society 
of the old Forters, and were acquainted with many of the early 
comers. Christojiher Harris was a regularly ordained minister of 
the Primitive Baptist churcli. The following entry appears on the 
County Court records; 

"Oct. 2, 1792. Ordered that Rev. John Manion Fedrigill Adams, 
Thomas Shelton, Christopher Harris, Andrew Tribble, Charles Kav- 
anaugh, Thomas Chilton and Alexander McKay, be authorized to 
celebrate the rites of marriage." 

It appears from the record that Cliristopher Harris solemnized 
marital rites in Madison County, Ky. 

296 History and Genealogies 

Excerpt from A. C. Quisenberry's History: 

"Whilst on the move from Virginia to Kentucky, in Dec. 1780, at 
Holston, Virginia in the re-organization there of the old Providence 
Church of Primitive Baptists (Separatists) Mary Harris was one of 
the re-organizers, and then and there Elder Robert Elkin was chosen 
pastor of the flock. (The Mary Harris named, was not the wife of 
Rev. Christopher's father, for his first wife had been dead a long 
while). She is perhaps the Mary Harris who became the wife of 
William Woods.. ' 

On account of intelligence of various Indian incursions and 
molestations of the infant settlements of the interior of Kentucky 
and especially of Boonsborough, the destination of most of the 
company, this organization rested at Holston until 17 83, where 
they in the time raised three crops of corn, then in a body moved on 
to Craig's Station on Gilbert's Creek, in Lincoln County, Ky. where 
they remained until Nov. 12, 17 85, when a minor part of the church 
departed for South Western Kentucky, and the Major portion moved 
on to the waters of Lov/er Howard's Creek, in what is Clark County, 
Ky. not very far from Boonsborough, where new church officers were 
elected and the organization named } award's Creek Church, after- 
wards Providence. In 17 87, they constructed of logs a house of wor- 
ship, probably the first house of worship built by white settlers on 
Kentucky soil. 

Shortly after the arrival at Lower Howard's Creek, a great 
spiritual revival in the church commenced, lasting something like 
two years, and many were baptized into the fellowship of the saints, 
including the names, Christopher Harris, Squire Boone, .lunior, 
(Nephew- of the great pioneer Colonel Daniel Boone.) The preach- 
ing brethern were Elders James Quisenberry, Andrew Tribljle, Rob- 
ert Elkin etc." 

Christopher Harris placed his membershii) in Dreaming Creek 
Church, (Mt. Nebo) located in Madison County, about one or two 
miles North east of the city of Richmond, on the farm now owned by 
Irvine Miller Hume, and George Larkin Hume, on Dreaming Creek, 
prong of Otter Creek. 

The Primitive Baptist Church, at Viney Fork, in Madison County, 
Kv was organized March 25, 1797, the first preliminary steps were 
taken Jan. 22. preceding, with the help of Elders Peter Woods and 
Christopher Harris from Dreaming Creek, and Andrew Tribble and 
Isaac Newland from Tates Creek, and on the second Saturday of 
Aug 1797 Elder Christopher Harris was called as pastor, which call 
he accepted and faithfully ministered to the flock, until the second 
Saturday of Nov. 1813. 

Further Excerpt from History: 

"In Mav 1796, Christopher Harris was chosen moderator ot the 
Tates Creek Association serving for ten years as such, when about 
1816 he moved to the Green River Country, and united with Mt. 
Zion Church, in Warren County, and the next year was elected mod- 
erator of Gasper River association, and was continued as such until 
1820, when he and his churches entered into the constitution ot 
Drakes Creek association, of which he was chosen Moderator for 
five successive years, his career being closed by ^^^^11 to appeal 
before the Courts above, in about the year 1726,_ thus endrng his 
labor below. The children of Christopher Harris and Elizabeth 

Grubbs his wife: ... .„ „,.i„ nr^mtv -ppb 

Section 1. Tyre Harris born in Virginia, Albemarle Counts , Feb. 

21, 1778. He went to Simpson County, Ky. 

' Section 2. Thomas Harris, born in Albemarle County, Va. Jan. 

Ilislorii (unl (jcnc(i/(),/ics 

^. D M '^''V'l'!'^t *''."'•■ ■^"'"'" BootGu, a daushler of Favis Booten 
and Ruth Estill, his wilo. Favis Booten died in ],S06, Ruth his wife 
was a daughter of Samuel Estill and after the d"ath of Favis 
Booten, the said Ruth married William Kavanaimh ( .-^cc Pirt Vll' 
Chap 8.) After the death of Thomas Harris, his widow .Mary \nn 
married Joel Eml)ry. to whom children were born, one of her Embry 
sons she named Thomas Harris Embry, in honor of her first husband 
Thomas Harris when he died was a member of the Viney Fork Prim- 
itive Baptist Church. His will bears date March If,, probated Anril 
7, 1806. ' 

Section ?>. Nancy Harris 1)orn in .Mbcmarle County, Va. Feb. 
2, 1782. She came with her parents to Madison Coun'tv, Kv as 
related in Chapter 2, on the 17th of Oct. 1799, she married Jo.siah 
Thorpe. (See "Thorpe" under Sec. 4.) They were both members of 
the Viney Fork Primitive Baptist Church. 

Section 4. Mourning Harris, born in Albemarle County, Va. 
Oct. :n, 178;j, died July 4, 1865; married Zacariah Thorpe, Oct. 
17, 1799, in Madison County, Ky. (See note "Thori)e" below) 
Mourning Thorpe and. her husband were members of Viney Fork 
Primitive Baptist Church. A further account is given in Chapter 13. 

Note — "Thorpe." 

Thomas Thorpe; married Eleanor Holliday, a daughter of Will- 
iam Holliday. He came from Albemarle County, Va. to Madison 
County, Ky. prior to 1794. Tn July 1794, Robert Moore and Mary 
his wife conveyed to him land on the waters of Otter Creek. In 
180:3, Elijah Bennett and Patsey his wife conveyed to him land on 
Muddy Creek. May, IS, 1812, John Moore, Senior, conveyed to 
him 100 acres on Muddy Creek. He died in 1818, his will dated 
March 18, probated July 6, 1818. His wife Eleanor was sole devisee 
and e.xecutrix of the will (she afterwards on Aug. 2 5, 1818, married 
James W. Smith. ) His negro man, Ben, after testators death was 
to be emancipated. The children were: 

1. Jeremiah Thorpe. 

2. Zacharjah Thorpe; married Mourning Harris aforesaid. In 
April 1815, Christopher Harris and his wife Elizabeth conveyed to 
Zachariah Thorpe 25 acres of land on Muddy Creek including said 
Thorpe's mill, which property was where the village of Elliston is. 

?,. Josiah Thorite: married Xancy Harris, as aforesaid. 

4. William Thorpe. 

5. James Thorpe. 

6. Susannah Thorpe, the wife of John Morris, married March 
4, 1806. 

7. Dodson Thorpe. 

On Aug. 1, 1808, the above named Jeremiah, Zachariah, Josiah, 
William, .lames and John Morris and Susannah his wife, as heirs 
of WMlliam Holliday, conveyed to the said Dodson Thorpe, lands in 
Garrard County, Ky. 

Section 5. Robert Harris; married Mary Taylor. .A fuller 
history of whom is given in chapter 14. 

Section 6. Tabitha Harris, born Sept. 16, 1791; maried March 
16, 1809 Joel Burnam of Madison County, Ky. 

Section 7. Fannie Harris, born Sept. 10, 1793; married first 
Mr. Black, secondly. Thomas Ernest, and thirdly Samuel Hayden. 

Section 8. Christopher Harris, born Nov. 29, 1795; married 
Miss Vivion. 

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Section 9. Susannah Harris, born Feb. 13, 1798- married 
Thomas Bluett. 

Section 10. Elizabeth Harris, born .Jan. 24, 1800; married 
Richard Hudson. 

Section 11. James Harris, born Feb. IS, 18 02; married Miss 
Watts. He was a member of the Viney Fork Primitive Baptist 

Section 12. Hensley Harris, born Nov. 26, 1804; married Malin- 
da Vineyard, and went to South Western Kentucky. 



(Named in Chapter 12, Sec. 4.) 

Ai'ticle 1. — Moui'iiiiig Harris, a daughter «if Christopher Harris and 
Elizabeth (iriibbs his wife, was born in Albemarle County, Va. 
Oct. 31, 1783. 

She came with her parents to Madison County, Ky. as related 
in Chapter 2, and on Oct. 17, 1799, married Zachariah Thorpe. They 
were members of the Viney Fork Primitive Baptist Church. Their 

Section 1. Thomas Thorpe, born in Madison County, Ky. July 
17, 1800; died April 11. 1885; he married Emma Hume, she was 
born Feb. 12, 18015; died July 10, 1851. (See Part I, Chap. 9, Note.) 
Their children: 

1. Martha Thorpe, born Aug. 4, 1824. died March 20, 1890, she 
was the second wife of her first cousin, Shelton Harris, (See Chap. 
14, Sec. 1.) issue: 

1. Robert Harris: married Theresa Anderson, went to 


2. Mary Emma Harris, went to Missouri. 

2. George Hume Thorpe, born Dec. 6, 1826; died April 7, 1859; 
married Elizabeth Yates. Their children: 

1. Emma Thorpe; married Rev. George T. Strausberry. 

2. Muggy Thorpe; married Elbridge Noland. (See Part 1, 
Chap. 13, Sec. 3, Note.) „ , .,t 

3. Georgia Thorpe; married Elbridge Broaddus. (See Part VI, 

Chap. 11, Section 13.) ,. , ,. -,« 

4. Elizaabeth F. Thorpe, born Nov. 2 5, 18 55; died May 10, 


3 Harris Thorpe, was a soldier in Captain Thomas B. Collins 
Conipanv F 7th, afterwards 11th Kentucky Confederate Cavalry, 
Colonel b. Waller Chenault, General, John H. Morgan's command 

"^'t 'SanTon'^Hume Thorpe; married Sarah Wallace Miller (See 

^^r Thoufas Thorpe? was a confederate soldier, in the early part 
of the war, was two terms County Assessor, and two terms 
Countv Court Clerk; married Florence Shearer. 

6. Mourning Thorpe; married William Reid Wallace. (See Part 
IV, Chap. 11.) 

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7. Louisa Thorpe, born Oct. 15, 1841, died Nov 28 1892- 
married Robert Christopher Harris Covington; born April is' 
1835; died March 22, 18 63, at Monticello, Kv., where he was 
buried, at the time of his death was a member of Captain Thomas 
B. Collin's Company, P. 7th, afterwards 11th Koiituckv Confed- 
erate Cavalry, Colonel D. Waller Chenault, command of the daring 
raider. General John H. Morgan. 

8. Susannah Thorpe; married John Harris Covington (See 
Chap. 29, Sec. 2.) 

Section 2. Tyre Thorpe, emigrated to Missouri in 1818. 

Section 3. James Thorpe, emigrated to Missouri in 1818. 

Section 4. Harris Thorpe; married Miss — Burnam, emigrated 
to Missouri in 1818. 

Section 5. Nancy Thorpe; married Mr. Owens. 

Section 6. Elizabeth Thorpe; married Mr. Abraham Banta, Dec. 
27, 1825; died in Fremont County, Cal. in about 1878. 

Section 7. Sarah Thorpe; married Henry Burnam, were members 
of Viney Fork Church. 

3. Georgia Thorpe; married Elbridge Broaddus. (See Part VI, 
Section 8. Mahala Thorpe; married William Banta, Dec. 19, 



(Named in Chap. 12, Sec. 5.) 

Article 1. — Robert Harris, a son of ("hristopher Harris and Elizabeth 
Grubbs his wife, was born in Albemarle County, Va., .March 6, 

He came to Madison County, Ky. with his parents, when a 
tender child, as related in Chapter 2; in the latter County he was 
married to Mary Taylor, July 7, 1814. He died on Drowning Creek, 
after living nearly one hundred years. When a man something like 
thirty years of age, he went to Missouri, then a territory, and whilst 
there put up with the old i)ioneer, and woodsman, and hunter. Col- 
onel Daniel Boone, and helped Colonel Boone make salt, at Boone's 
Lick in said Territory, his horse ran in Colonel Boone's cornfield. 
He was intimately acquainted with Colonel Boone and two of his 
sons of whom he very often talked, he had very high regard for the 
whole family and esteemed Nathan Boone, and gave him the name of 
being an exceedingly clever man, and said that the settlers would 
come from a distance to the Boone home, for coim, and such like, 
and Boone would send them to his crib to help themselves without 
charge, not knowing what they got. 

Robert Harris served as a soldier in the war of 1812, and at 
the date of, and many years before his death, received a pension 
for his service in the said war. To him and his wife, a great number 
of children were born, but only about six lived to maturity, towit: 

Section 1. Shelton Harris, was born Sept. 20, 1820, and died 
May 9, 1896. He first married Caroline Duncan, whom he survived 

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afterwards, he married his first cousin, Martha Thorpe. (See Chap. 
13, Sec. 1, and Part VII, Chap. 9, Sec. 3.) Children of the last 

1. Mary Emma Harris, went to Missouri, and married in that 

2. Robert Harris; married Miss Theresa Anderson, daughter 
of Rev. Abijah Anderson. He emigrated to Missouri. 

Section 2. Fannie Harris, was married to Thomas Coyle, Feb. 
3, 185 3. Their children: 

1. Algernon S. Coyle: married Kate Amerine. He died in Rich- 
mond, Ky. leaving children: 

1. Bessie Coyle; married James Hamilton. 

2. Mary Coyle. 

3. Ed C. Coyle: married Crickett Terrill. They live in Rich- 
mond, Ky. Mr. Coyle is an extensive coal dealer. 

4. Frank E. Coyle. 

2. Mary Ethel Coyle; married John W. Butler. 

3. Fannie Coyle; married Samuel Friend. 

Section 3. Elizabeth Harris; married Joseph Pearson, July 21, 
1847, they lived just across Drowning Creek in Estill County, Ky. 
w'here they died. Besides other children, they had a son: 

1. Robert H. Pearson; married Miss Moss. 

Section 4. James Harris; married Mary Searcy. Their home 
was in Speedwell, Madison County, Ky. until many years after Mrs. 
Harris' death. Mr. Harris died near that village, leaving these 

I.Caroline Harris, who became the second wife of Jeremiah 
Broadduss. She is now a widow. 

2. Fannie Harris; unmarried. 

3. Mattie Harris, died young. 

4 Joseph Harris; married Callie Gaines. He is an efficient 
rail road man, has been promoted from time to time, and is now 
conductor on the L. and A. R. R. 

5 Robert Harris; married Leslie Hurley. He is also a very 
popular and efficient officer in the Railroad service, having been 
promoted from one position to another, and is now a conductor 
on the Ij. and A. R.R. 

Section 5. Mary Harris; married a Mr. Bolin, and emi- 
grated from the state of Kentucky, where abouts unknown. 

Section 6. Henslev Harris; married Emma Benton; he died 
in Madison County, Ky. many years ago, leaving children; 

1. Minnie Harris. 

2. Hattie Harris. 

3. Amanda Harris. 

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Article 1. — Sir Hniii|)lir»'.v J«>iminf.s of County Middlesex, Kiisljind. 
Had a s«»u, (and probahly other eliildr(ii) fowit: 

1. Robert Jennings, had sons: 

1. William Jennings, of Acton Place, London, who accumu- 
laled an immense fortune, of many million dollars. He died a 
bachelor and had no children. 

2. Charles Jennings, had only one child, towit: 

1. Sarah Jennings, became acquainted with Mrs. Cor- 
nelius Dabney, whilst they lived in England, and was her 
warm personal friend. Mrs. Dabney was an invalid, and 
Sarah Jennings remained with her, and when the Dabney 
family emigrated to America, Sarah Jennings came with 
them, and settled in Hanover County, and in April 1721, she 
became the second wife of the said Cornelius Dabnev, senior. 
(See Art. 2.) 


Article 2. — The name was orif'hially six-lled "de Aubiono" or "D" 
Aiihif>ne, since Americanized to "Dabney." 

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, three brothers, 
John Dabney, (the eldest) Cornelius Dabney, and George Dabney, 
left France, and went to Wales. Early in the Eighteenth Century, 
when well advanced in years, these brothers, (John and Cornelius 
then having grown children) left France or England and emigrated 
to America, with their wives and children. George Dabney settled in 
Massachusetts, and John Dabney and Cornelius Dabney settled near 
Piping Tree Ferry, on York River in Hanover County, Va. Cornelius 
Dabney had a son, George Dabney, who came with them to America. 
The Dabneys were French Huguenots and to escape persecution 
came to America. 

Mrs. Cornelius Dabney, lived only a short while after arriving 
in America, and after her death in April 1721, said Cornelius Dab- 
ney, (afterwards designated as Cornelius Dabney, senior) married 
Miss Sarah Jennings. (See Art. 1.) Charles Winston Dabney, of 
Dalton Junction, Hanover County, Va. had seen the Court Record 
at Hanover Court House, of the marriage which occured in April 
1721, this record was destroyed by fire in 1865. 

Cornelius Dabney, senior, died in 1764-5, leaving his last will 
and testament, which was probated in 1765, in the Hanover County 
Court in which mention is made of Sarah, his wife, and the names 
of most of his children. Mr. William Winston Dabney of Enfield, 
King William County, Va. has a copy of the will. The children of 
Cornelius Dabney, senior and Sarah Jennings, his wife. 

Section 1. Cornelius Dabney, Junior; married Lucy Winston. 

Section 2. John Dabney, known as John Dabney of Albemarle, 
married first Anna Harris, (See Chap. 3, Sec. 12) and secondly, Mar- 
garet Smith. The children of the first marriage: 

1. Sarah Dabney: married Thomas Waller. 

2. Mai-y Dabney; married Thomas Minor. 

3. William Dabney; married Miss Quarles. 

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4. John Dabney; married Anna Harris. (See Chap. 3, Sec. 7.) 

5. Anna Dabney; married Henry Terrill. 

6. Elizabeth Dabney; married Bernard Brown. (See Part VIII, 
Chap. 2, and 3. ) 

7. Susan Dabney; married Thomas Harris. (See Chap. 3, Sec. 
9, and Chap. 1, Item 8.) 

8. Lucy Dabney; married Thomas McKeynolds. 

9. Rebecca Dabney; married Thomas Warren, (or Warner.) 

10. Cornelius Dabney; married Jane Harris. (See Chap. 3, Sec.4) 

11. Nancy Dabney; married John Hunter. 

Section 3. William Dabney; married Philadelphia Gwathney. 

Section 4. Mary Dabney; married Christopher Harris, and after 
her death, Christopher Harris, married again Agnes McCord. (See 
Chapter 4.) 

Section 5. Elizabeth Dabney; married Daniel Maupin, son of 
Daniel Maupin and Margaret Via his wife. (See Part V, Chap. 3, 
Sec. 4, and Chap. 11.) 

Section 6. Prances Dabney; married Jo^hn Maupin, son of Dan- 
iel Maupin and Margaret Via his wife. (See Part V, Chap. 3, Sec. 
3, and Chap. 4) 

Section 7. Ann Dabney; married Mr. Thompson. 

Section 8. Miss Dabney; married Matthew Brown. 

Section 9. Miss Dabney married William Johnson. 

Cornelius Dabney, senior, was ninety years old, and probably 
older, when he died. He was born 1670-5. 

Notes — In 1759, John Dabney, of Hanover, bought in Albemarle 
County from Joel Terrill and David Lewis, 400 acres of land, and 
from Joel Terrill, 4 00 acres more, which included the present Bird 
wood plantation, and the oldest tavern perhaps in all the sections, 
called at the time "Terrill's Ordinary." John Dabney soon re- 
turned to Hanover, where he died. In 1773, trustees sold his place 
of 6 00 acres to James Kerr, and the remainder to Robert Anderson. 

In 1764, William Dabney a brother to John Dabney, purchased 
from Archibald Woods 400 acres on Mechum's River, above the pres- 
ent depot of that name. He sold his place in 1768, to William 

In 1803, William S. Dabney came to the County and bought 
from William C. Nicholas, nearly 9 00 acres on the head waters of 
Ballingers and Green Creeks, now in the possession of Edward 
Coles. He died in 1813. His wife was Sarah Watson, of Green 
Spring, Louisa County. Their children: 

1. Maria Dabney; married Colojiel Samuel Carr. 

2. James Dabney. 

3. William S. Dabney, succeeded his father to the farm. He 
was very efficient, and successful in private business, as well 
as in public concerns. He was appointed Magistrate in 1835. 
In 1856, his plans for improvements to the Court House were 
formulated and accepted. He married Susan Gordon, and died 
in 1865. He had two sons: ^^ ^. ^ 

1. William C. Dabney, was a leading professor of the Medical 
Faculty in the University of Virginia. 

2. Walter Dabney, was the leading professor of the Law Fac- 
ulty, in the University of Virginia. 

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4. Mary Senora Dabney; married Benjamin M. Perkins 

5. Louisa Dabney; married William M. Woods (See Part IT 
Chap. 2G.) ' 

6. Walter Dabney, emigrated to Arkansas. 

Mildred Dabney, daughter of Samuel Dabnev and Jane Meri- 
wither his wife, married Dr. Reuben Lewi.s, brother to the cele- 
brated Explorer, Meriwilher Lewis. She died at her home near 
Ivy Depo( in 1S51. Dr. Lewis was a son of William Lewis and Lucy 
Meriwitlur his wife, the said Lucy was a daughter of Thomas Meri- 

Mary Dabney; married John Carr, of Bear Cast'le, Louis;i County 
a son of Major Thomas Carr. of King Williain, .folm Carr died in 

Colonel Samuel Dabney; married Ellen Carr. 

The immense fortune amassed by the bachelor, William 
Jennings, of Acton Place, London, England, mentioned in Art. 1 was 
claimed through his niece, Sarah Jennings the second wife of Cor- 
nelius Dabney, senior, and the only child and daughter of Charles 
Jennings brother to William, of Acton Place; many heroic efforts 
have been made by the American descendants of said Sarah to recov- 
er the fortune from England but all have been abortive. As late 
as 1875, Sis and McCliesh of the agency for prosecution and recovery 
of claims in the United States, Great Britian, its Colonies and foreign 
states (of Georgetown, D. C.) represented heirs in America, and 
were in correspondence with many, and one with whom they corre.s- 
ponded was the late Hon. Thomas C. Maupin, then living in Vaca- 
ville, Salano County, California, (who died in 1885 in his 89th year) 
The agents were urging him to give his deposition so as to perpetuate 
his evidence. They enclosed to Mr. Maupin notes of statements which 
they said the late Dr. Charles Brown (of Albemarle) had made. 


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(Named in Sec. 1, Art. 4, Chap. 4.) 

Article 1. — John Harris 
toplier Harris and 

a pioneer, Kentuckian coming from Albemarle County, Va. in 
the Harris immigration, named in Chapter 2. 

a son of the old Kentucky pioneer Chris- 
Agnes McCord, his second wife, was also 


Wife of John Harris 

Having married in the state of Vir- 
ginia, Margaret Maupin, born 1767, died 
1858, a daughter of John Maupin and 
Frances Dabney his wife, named in Sec- 
tion 4, Chapter 15. (See also, Part V, 
Chap. 4, Sec. 1.3.) John Harris was one 
of the executors of the will of his father 
described in Chapter 4. He was often 
commissioned by the Court to take de- 
l)ositions and to render other service. In 
1802 he and John Kincaid met on Silver 
Creek at Squire Boone's mill seat and 
took the deposition of Squire Boone. He 
represented Madison County in the Ken- 
tucky Legislature in 1799. He and his 
wife were members of tne Viney Fork 
Baptist Church. He was a signer of 
the Albemarle Declaration of Independ- 
ence April 21, 1779. 

About the year 1809, he in company 
with his son Overton, went in a Flat Boat 
down the Ohio River to the Mississippi 
and down the latter to New Orleans, on a business trip. On their 
return towards home, John Harris died very suddenly and his flesh 
and bones were buried in the Mississippi swamps, with nothing to 
mark the place of his interment, and his grave has never since been 
found. His son, Overton, with a sad heart came on back home, and 
related the terrible news to his mother and the rest of the family, 
which was indeed shocking and sorrowful news. His wife was left 
a grief stricken widow. However, a kind providence had left her 
with a number of excellent sons and daughters to minister to her 
wants and comfort, and protect her, and by whom she was tenderly 
and kindly cared for her remaining days. She lived something 
like fifty years after this occurence, and died at the ripe age of up- 
wards of ninety years, staying with her children, but most of the 
time at her son Christopher's where she had a house built purposely 
for her, in the yard near the main house called Grand-ma's house, 
and which she always occupied when not away at some one of her 
children's home. 

After her husbands death, her son James, had gone into the Black 
Hawk War and in Canada was captured by the Indians by whom he 
was held in captivity for two years . She and her son Christopher 
were the administrators and wound up the estate of her deceased 
husband, to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. Will Woods, 
John Brown, Thomas Collins and John Moberley were the appraisers 
of the estate. She brought with her from Virginia an old fashioned 

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gracefully fuinied tea keltle, now in the possession of the writer 
which he received from his Aunt Sarah Oldham, a granddaii£?hter 
01" Margaret Maupin Harris, which is very ancitMit. 

The obituary notice of Mrs. Margaret Harris published in the 
town i)aper. after her death, reads as follows: 


"Died on the fifth inst. a( the residence of her son-in-law, Colonel 
James Miller, in I^incoln County, Ky. Mrs. Margaret Harris, aged 
88 years, 9 months and 24 days. The deceased was born in Albemarle 
County, Va. on the first day of Feb. 1767, and was the widow of 
John Harris, one of the Judges of the Madison Circuit Court, (Court 
of Quarter Sessions) under the old Constitution of Kentucky to 
whom she was married in 1785, and whom she accompanied to 
Kentucky in the fall of 1795. In 1800, she became a memlier of 
the old Regular Baptist Church at Viney Fork, in Madison County, 
Ky. under ministration of the Rev. Christopher Harris, by whom she 
was baptized, and remained a most exemplary and consistent member 
of that church in full faith and fellowship until the day of her 
death. She was a woman of extraordinary good sense and energy of 
character, and of unswerving devotion in the dischage of every 
duty, which she owed to religion, to humanity, and to her family, 
friends, and neighbors, by whom she was universally beloved and 
respected, and indeed by all who knew her. It is the lot of few to 
live to so great an age, so uniformly in the enjoyment of all their 
faculties so that during her long widow-hood she was equal to all 
the cares and responsibilities of her situation. She was an object 
of love and veneration to her numerous descendants, of whom she 
left six living children and three or four great, great, grand children. 

May those who survive her learn from her example not only to 
live the life of a christian, but to die the death of one. The Savior 
said of young children "of such is the Kingdom of Heaven" but when 
one has lived almost a century as blameless as "one of those little 
ones" and at last meets death willingly and composed and in the 
full hope of Heaven, surely to such it will be said "well done thou 
good and faithful servant, enter into the joys of thy Lord, thy dwell- 
ing is the secret place of the Most High, abide under the shadow of 
the Almighty forever." Her remains were interred on the 7th inst. 
on the farm of her son. Major William Harris of this County. 

John Haris settled on the head waters of Hickory Lick in Madison 
County, Ky., as early as 1790, as appears from the Court records. 

To the said John Harris and Margaret Maupin his wife, were born 
the children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Robert Harris; married Jael Ellison, the subject of 
Chapter 17. 

Section 2. Christopher Harris; married Sally Wallace, the sub- 
ject of Chapter 28. 

Section 3. Overton Harris; married Mary Rice Woods, the sub- 
ject of Chapter 37. 

Section 4. James Harris; married Mourning Bennett, the sub- 
ject of Chapter 38. 

Section 5. John Harris, born Dec. 30, 1795, went to Missouri, 
where he died. 

Section 6. William Harris; married Malinda Duncan, the sub- 
ject of Chapter 39. 


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Section 7. Elizabeth Harris; married Anderson Woods, the sub- 
ject of Chapter 40. 

Section 8. Frances M. Harris; married James Miller, the subject 
of Chapter 41. 

Section 9. Susan Harris; married Dr. Williani I.. Duncan, the 
subject of Chapter 42. 

ill (^hapter 
at the time 


(Named in Sec. 1, Chap. 16.) 

Article 1. — Robert Hanis, a son of John Harris and >Iargaret 
Maupin, liis wife, was born in Albemarle County, Va. about day 
break Oct, 27, 1786, and in the iniinigration movement named 
2, came with his parents to Madison County, Ky. 
a mere lad. 

He married Jael Ellison April 23, 
1S12, she was a daughter of Joseph 
Ellison and Mary Kavanaugh, his wife. 
(See Part VH, Chap. 7, Sec. 2.) 

The will of the said Joseph Ellison 
bears date Dec. 4, 1814, which was wit- 
nessed by Christopher Harris and Harvey 
Beatty, wherein "After my debts being 
paid." He gave to his wife Mary Ellison 
all his personal property, and his negroes 
Barney, Ritter, Hanibal, Selah, Stephen, 
Asia and Mariah, to dispose of according 
to her own will and he gave unto Nicholas 
Hocker and his wife, Nancy about 60 
acres of land on Muddy Creek, also ten 
acres on said creek, and he gave unto 
Robert Harris, and his wife Jael, all his 
remaining tract of land, except one third 
including Mansion house for his wife 
Mary, as long as she shall live, then after 
her death to Robert Harris, and he ap- 
l)ointed Robert Harris, Nicholas Hocker, 
and I'homas Ballev/, executors. 


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Mary Ellison was a daughter of 
Charles Kavauaugh, Senior, a JMethodist 
])reacher, and a full sister to the William 
Kavanaugh who married Hannah Woods, 
and .Jael Kavauaugh, who marri(>d Peter 
Woods, a Baptist preacher, and Philemon 
Kavanaugh, whose widow, Elizabeth 
Woods, after his death married Thomas 
Shelton, also a Baptist preacher, and who 
was Ivilled by the Indians on the Wilder- 
ness road between V^irginia and Ken- 
lucky, and Sarah Ann Kavauaugh, who 
married James Moore. 

Robert Harris represented Madison 
County in the Kentucky Legislature in 
1826-8. To the said Robert Harris and 
Jael Ellison, his wife, were born the child- 
ren named in the coming sections, towit: 

Section 1. John McCord Harris, the 
subject of Chapter 18. 

Section 2. Mary Ann Elizabeth Har- 
ris, the subject of Chapter 19. 


Wife of Robert Harris 













Robert Rodes Harris, the subject of Chapter 20. 
Margaret Frances Harris, the subject of Chapter 21. 
Joseph Ellison Harris, the subject of Chapter 22. 
Malinda Miller Harris, the subject of Chapter 23. 
Jael Kavanaugh Harris, the subject of Chapter 2 4. 
Pauline Rodes Harris, was born Nov. 17, 1826, she 

and her sister Sallie, who have ever remained single, own and live 
at their fathers old homestead and they have not lived elsewhere 
since their father's death. Cousin Pauline is 79 years of age, but 
her mind is bright as a new dollar, and she enjoys the company 
of friends. She occasionaly goes to town to see her niece, and trans- 
act necessary business. 

Section 9. James Overton Harris, the subject of Chapter 25. 

Section 10. Nancy Hocker Harris was born April 28, 1831, she 
died at the old homestead, which she and her two sisters Pauline 
and Sally, then owned and they were living. She was an ex- 
ceedingly bright, clever woman, and her friends missed her when 
she departed. 

Section 11. Susan Miller Harris, the subject of Chapter 26. 

Section 12. Sarah Wallace Harris, the youngest daughter was 
born Dec. 26, 1835, and the same can be said of her as of her sister 
Pauline, who live together at the old homestead which is theirs. 

Section ' 

Villiam ClirisI m-her Harris, the subject of Chapter 



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(Named in Sec. 1, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — John McCord Harris, a son of Robert Harris and Jael 
Ellison his wife, was boi-n in Madison Connty, Ky. March 4, 



Wife ot Dr. John McCcrd Harris 

He was a noted physician of Richmond, where he made his home, 
and had a large practice over the entire County, and out of it, and 
accumulated a comfortable fortune. He married Miss Ellen Ander- 
son, she survived him. The fruits of this union are named in the 
coming sections: 

Section 1. Robert Harris, a very promising, bright and popular 
young man, when he was shot down on the streets of Richmond 
and instantly killed by William Willis, who had married his only 

Section 2. Nannette Harris; married William Willis, afterwards 
the slayer of her brother, from whom she later separated, and be- 
came the wife of Mr. Garrison, who practices law in Louisville. 



(Named in Sec. 2, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Harris, a daughter of Robert Harris 

and Jael Ellison his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky. 
Sept. 4, 1814. 

She married Dr. James Cooper, Aug. 10, 1837, and emigrated 
to Missouri. The fruits of this union were the children named m 
the coming section: 

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Section 1. Ann Elizabeth Cooper; married Robert Coyler. 

Section 2. Eberly Basconi Cooper; married Fllen Lowen, issue 
of this union: 

1. Nannette Jael Coo])er; married William March. 



(Named in Sec. 3, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — llobert Rodes Harris, a son of Robert Harris and Jael 
Ellison his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky. Nov. 17, 

By profession lie was a lawyer, and in 1844, represented Madison 

County, in the Kentucky Legislature. He married Turner, to 

them were born: 

Section 1. Robert Rodes Harris. 


(Named in Sec. 4, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — Maigaret Frances Harris, a danghter of Robert Harris 
and Jael Ellison his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky. 
May 27, 1SI9. 

She married Dec. 6, 1838, Simeon Hume. (See Part I, Chap. 9) 
Simeon Hume's brothers and sisters were: Sarah Ann Hume, 

William Hume, Garland Hume, Thomas Hume, Jane Hume, Nancy 

Hume, Betsy Hume, Eliza Hume, Mary Hume, their mother was 

named Sarah Ann. 

To them were born the children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. William Allen Hume, went to Missouri; married 
Lydia Turner. 

Section 2. Sallie Ann Hume; married Samuel Worthley whom 
she survived. To them were born: 

1. Maud Worthley; married Mr. . 

Sally Ann Worthley, afterwards married Hardin Jones, and they 
live in Missouri. 

Section 3. Robert Harris Hume; married Miss Stumbo, he 

was a confederate soldier. His home is Trenton, Mo. 

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Section 4. Jael Prances Hume; married John Presley Oldham, 
(See Part VI, Sec. 3, Sec. 10.) issue: 

1. Margaret Oldham; died. 

2. Mary Oldham; married Meridith Hayden. 
?,. Sallv Oldham. 



(Named in Sec. 5, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — .Joseph Kllisoii Hari'is, a son of Robert Harris, and Ja^l 
Ellison his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky. Jan. 13, 1821. 
He was educated in medicine and was a practicing physician. 

He emigrated to Missouri, and married Jennie McDonald. His 
wife died and afterwards he married Mrs. Eva. Bishop, (See Part V, 
Chap. 12, Sec. 1-5-1) to them were born the children named in 
the coming sections: 

Section 1. Robert M. Harris; married Anna Payne. 

Section 2. Mary Ann Harris; married Charles Bowling. 

Section 3. Malinda Harris; married Fred Rettish. 

Section 4. Ada Harris; married William Muff, issue: 
1. Harris Muff. 

Section 5. Pearl Harris; married George Walker, no children. 

Section 6. May Harris; died single. 



(Named in Sec. 6, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — Malinda Miller Harris, a daughter of Robert Harris and 
Jael Ellison his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky. Sept. 
20, 1822. 

Her home for a number of years has been in the state of Miss- 
oiri, (Trenton.) She is at this time (1905) on a visit in Madison 
County, Ky., to her sisters and other relatives, and is S3 years old 
past, but her mind is bright and clear, and she is a good encyclo- 
pedia of useful knowledge, and correct information as to the names 
and history of the family. She was united in marriage to Anderson 
Yates, Aug. 2, 1S49, and they lived in Madison County, Ky. till late 

llislDrij mill I Icitrd/utiics l-jjl 

in lilL', and .^oiiie of tlu-ir dauglilers had married and ^onc lo Miss- 
ouri, whence they went, and out there Mr. Yates died, and Miss- 
ouri has remained her home ever since. To them were horn ilic 
children in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Malinda Yates; married Robert Ballew. They emi- 
grated to Missouri, now living neai' Still \V;iler, I'ayne (\)unly, 

Section 2. Nannie Yates; married Walter Ballard. Th(Mr honu! 
is in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Section 3. Sally Yates, her home is in Ti-enlon, Missouri, she is 
a teacher, principal in a High School. 

Section 4. Pattie Yates: married Edwin Howe Perry, and their 
home is in Misouri. She is now in ill health. Mr. Perry is an attor- 
ney at law, and apointed by the U. S. Government to do some sort 
of legal service in Cuba, and is at present located in the city of 
Havana, Cuba, No. 1 Tacon Street. 


(Named in Sec. 7, Chap. 17.) 

Aiticle 1. — ^Jael Kavaiiaiigh Han-is, a daxighter of Robert Harris 
and Jael Ellison his wife, was born in IMadison County, Ky. 
Sept. 30, 1824. 

She married Martin B. Garvin, Oct. 17, 1841, and lived a time 
in said County, and migrated to Missouri. The fruits of this 
union were the children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Malinda Garvin; married Pem Winn, late husband 
of her deceased sister Mary Ann Garvin. 

Section 2. Mary Ann Garvin; married Pem Winn, and died, and 
Winn afterwards married her sister Malinda Garvin of section 1. 

Section 3. Pauline Garvin; married Samuel Peery. 

Section 4. William Overton Garvin; married Vada Riggs. 

Section .5. .Tael Woods Garvin; married Dr. Whitley. 

Section 6. John Harris Garvin; married Woltz. 


(Named in Sec. 9, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — James Overton Han is, a son of llobert Harris and .Tael 
KlJison his wife, was born in Madison ('i»untv, Ky. Ajni! 22, 

He migrated to Missouri and married Abigail Chamberlain, to 
whom were born: 

Section 1. Annie Pauline Harris; married ■ . 

Section 2. William Harris. 
Section 3. John Harris. 

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(Named in Sec. 11, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — Susannah Miller Harris, a daughter of Robert Harris 
and Jael Ellison his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky. 
June 8, 1833. 

She married Benjamin Franklin Crooke of said County, Dec. 
2 2, 18.53, and after a while they migrated to Missouri where they 
lived for a time, and then removed to Madison County, Ky., where 
they continued to make their liome, and where she died, afterwards 
Mr. Crooke married Minerva Gentry. Mr. Crook's grand father, 
John Crooke was the first surveyor of Madison County, Ky., whose 
son the father of tlie subject, was the second County Surveyor, and 
his son the subject, succeeded his father, and has been elected a 
number Of times to the office, and is now an active surveyor, although 
getting along in years and is an honorable high toned gentleman, 
and Christian and member of the Mehodist Church, and an excellent 
surveyor. The children born to Susannah Miller Harris and her 
said husband are named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Robert Harris Crooke, a lawyer of Richmond, Ky., 
was a formidable candidate on the Democratic ticket for delegate 
to the Constitutional Convention that framed the present State 
Constitution, but was defeated by the Honorable Curtis Field Bur- 
nam. At the November Election 1905, as the Democratic Nominee 
was elected County Attorney, of said County of Madison. 

Section 2. Joseph Crooke. 

Section 3. William Crooke; died when a young man. 

Section 4. John Crooke. 

Section .5. Nannie Crooke; married Collins Yates. (See Part VI, 
Chap. 8, Sec. 6-7.) 

Section 6. Cassius Crooke; married Martha . 

Section 7. Margaret Crooke, lives with her father and step 
mother at their old home. 



(Named in Sec. 13, Chap. 17.) 

Article 1. — William Christopher Harris, a son^ and the youngest 
child of Robert Harris, and Jael Ellison his Avife, was born in 
Madison County, Ky. IMay 28, 1838, where he spent his life, 
on and adjacent to the homestead of his father. 

He married Lyda Francis a daughter of Thomas Francis. The 
fruits of this union were the children named in the coming section: 
Section 1. Overton Woods Harris. 

Section 2. Thomas Francis Harris, living with his mother. 
Section 3. Robert Rodes Harris: dead. 

Section 4. Mary Bohanan Harris, living with her mother. 
Section 5. Eliza Christopher Harris, living with her mother. 

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(Named in Sec. 2, Chap. 16.) 

Aitiole I.- 

-.IiKlfi'e (Christopher 
Maiiiiin, his wift-, 
1, 1788. 

Harris, a son of John Harris and Mar- 
was horn in Albeniarh' County, Va. 


When a mere urchin he was brought 
by his parents, in the migration named 
in Chapter 2, to Madison County, Ky. 
On the 20th day of Feb. 1812, he 
was united in marriage to Sally Wallace 
a daughter of Michael Wallace, and Jane 
Bratton his wife, said Sally Wallace was 
born Sept. 1787, and died Oct. 26, 1836. 
(See Part IV, Sec. 3, Chap. 7.) To them 
were born the children named in the 
coming sections: 

Section 1. Ann Eliza Harris; married 
Robert Covington, the subject of Chap- 
ter 29. 

Section 2. Talitha Harris; married 
Christopher Irvine Miller, the subject 
of Chapter 30. 

Section 3. James Anderson Harris; 
married Susan Taylor, the subject of 
Chapter 31. 

Section 4. Christopher Harris, the 
subject of Chapter 3 2. 

Section 5. John Miller Wallace Harris, the subject of Chapter 3 3. 
Section 6. Polly (Mary) Woods 
Harris married Elder John M. Park, the 
subject of Chapter 3 4. 

Section 7. Margaret Frances Harris; 
married Joseph Warren Moore, the sub- 
ject of Chapter 3 5. 

Section 8. Sarah Overton Harris; 
married Thomas M. Oldham, the sub- 
ject of Chapter 3 6. 

Judge Christopher Harris, the father 
of said children after the death of his 
wife, Sally Wallace, towit: on the 31st, 
of Oct. 1839, married Elizabeth Berry, 
1800-1884, who was born Feb. 5, 1800, 
but there was no issue of this union, she 
survived several years after the death 
of her husband, April 14, 1871, he hav- 
ing passed his 83rd, birthday. 

Judge Christopher Harris, was sixty 
or seventy years ago, a Justice of the 
Peace of Madison County, and was the 
first Judge elect, of the Madison County 

Court under the Constitution of the State, adopted about the year 
1850. He was elected as the Democratic Nominee by a large majority 
at a time when his party was much in the minority, showing his 
wonderful popularity with the people of his County. He was a man 
of strong mind, and fine judgment, kind heart, strict honesty, plain 


Second wife of Judge Christopher Harris 


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speech, and well known, and had hosts of friends. He was generous 
and charitable, a good neighbor, and a comfort to the poor and 
needy. He and his mother were the administrators of his father's 
estate, and they settled those matters to the entire satisfaction of 
all the parties interested. He was a great comfort, and pleasure 
to his mother, during her widowhood and in her declining years. 
His second wife, was a good woman, and made a splendid wife, 
an excellent step-mother and grand step-mother, her step-children 
and step-grand-children, all loved her as a mother, her life was beau- 
tiful. Her father James Berry, was in the battle with the Wyan- 
dotte Indians, at Little Mountain, led by Colonel Estill, and was 
wounded in that battle. He died in 1822. In his will he names his 
children: Nancy Berry, Anna Turner, Susannah Parrish, Elizabeth 
Berry, William Berry and James H. Berry, and testators sister 
Martha Berry. 

CHAPTEE -2!). 

(Named in Sec. 1, Chap. 28.) 

Article 1. — Ann Eliza Han-is, a daiiglitrr of Jiulge Christopher 
Harris, and Sally AValhuc his w\ii\ was h«irn in Madi-ion County, 
Ky., June 18, 1813, and before she was sixteen years of age, 
towit : 

On the fifth dav of March 1829, she was married to Robert Cov- 
ington, (See Part VII, Chap. 18, Sec. 1) 
^._ ^ .^ and they lived till years were creeping 

-,'•' ♦*^ on them in said County, when they fol- 

lowing up their children went to Newton 
County, Indiana, where they spent the 
remnant of their days, which was brief. 
Their children are named in the coming 

Section 1. Robert Christopher Har- 
ris Covington, was born in Madison Coun- 
ty, Ky. April 18, 183 5, and died March 
22, 1863. He marled Louisa Thorpe a 
relp.tive and daughter of Thomas Thorpe 
and Emma Hume his wife. (See Chap. 3, 
Sec. 1-7) After his marriage in the 
year 1862, he enlisted in Chenault's Com- 
pany, Duke's Brigade, Morgan's command 
of the Confederate Army, and died in 
the service of brain fever, at Monticello, 
Ky. March 22, 18 63, where his remains 
were buried. His wife, Louisa Thorpe, 
was born Oct. 15, 1841, and died Nov. 
2 8 189 2. living nearly 2 9 years a widow, to them were born: 

1. Thomas Thorpe Covington, a merchant, at one time Mayor 


Wife of Robert Covington 

/fislori/ itiitl dniraliii/ir.^ .\\ r> 

of Riclinioiul, now a counciliiiaii. He luariicd Kali' Spcai-s. 

2. Robert Christoijhcr Harris Covinston. a iiici-cliaiii of Hicli- 
nioiid Ky., married .Mary .Morrow. 

S(>(Iioii 2. Jolin Harris Covington, born in Madison County, Ky., 
married a relative, Snsan Thorpe, a sister to the wife of his brother, 
named in Sec. 1. (See Chap, i:'.. Sec. 1-8.) They lived a number of 
year-- in .Madison County, and emigrated to Indiana and settled near 
Goodland, in Newton County, where he died leaving his widow, now 
living in Chicago, and these children: 

1. Annie Covington: married Frank Clark, Chicago police force. 

2. Harris Covington; married Anna Wallace, liv(> in Chicago. 

3. Robert H. Covington; married , live in Chicago. 

4. Thomas Covington lives in Chicago. 

5. Lulu Covington; married Mr. Cady. Live in Chicago. 

6. Florence Covington, lives in Chicago. 

7. .John Covington, lives in Chicago. 
S Willie Covington, lives in Chicago. 

9. Susan Elizabeth Covington, lives in Chicago. 

10. Son; died in infancy, twin. 

11. Son: died in infancy, twin. 

Section 3. Mary Frances Covington, was born in Madison 
County, Ky., she married Dr. John W. Christopher, to whom were 
born : 

1. Laura B. Christopher, born Nov. 5, 1S58, died April 15, 

2. Bobbie D. Christopher, born March 18, 1861; died Mav 16, 

3. Horace Christopher; dead. 

4. Florence Christopher; married 

Section 4. Sarah Elizabeth Covington: died young. 

Section 5. Talitha Covington, born in Madison County, Ky. 
went with her parents to Goodland, Ind., and there married Lewis 
K. Cole, they went to Chicago where they live. They had one son. 
Dean Cole, who died in young manhood, and a son Robert Cole, 
died at two years of age. 


(Named in Sec. 2, Chap. 28.) 

Article 1. — Talitha Harris, a daufilitcr of .Iir«lf><' diristophcr FTarins, 
and Sal I if Wallace his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky., 
March 17, 1«15, and died Jan. 2, 1882. 

On the 1st dav of Sept. 1836, she Vva- married to Christopher 
Irvine Miller, a son of Daniel Miller and Susannah Woods his wife. 
She was for a number of years, an esteemed member of the Old 
Flatwoods Prcd^sMnarian Baptist Church, and an excellent woman. 

Of her and her husband and their childr-^n, a fuller account 
will be fourd in Part I, Chapter 13, which is referred to and made 
a part hereof. 


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(Named in Sec. 3, Chap. 28.) 

Article 1. — James Anderson Harris, a son of Judge Christopher 
Hanis, and Sally Wallace his wife, was born in Madison County, 
Ky. in which County he was married to Susan Taylor a daughter 
of Samuel B. Taylor and Nancy Chenault, Jan. 1, 1845. (See 
Part V, Chap. 13, Sec. 9.) 

When a young man he was Constable of the County, and had, 

also, considerable experience as sales- 
man and clerk, in one of the largest gen- 
eral stores of merchandise in Richmond, 
which proved to be worth much to him 
in his business in after years. 

Subsequent to his marriage he set- 
tled in Lincoln County, and bought 
and owned a rich farm about two miles 
from the County seat, Stanford, and west- 
ward from the town on the Hanging 
Fork branch of Dick's River, and was 
a farmer and cattle raiser and cattle 
feeder, and handler of good horses, on 
a rather large scale, and in which he was- 
very successful. 

At his home the latch string hung 
on the outside and friends and relatives 
were ever welcome. He raised a family 
of two sons and six daughters, all agree- 
able and kind to one another and a pleas- 
ure to other people. 

He died at his home leaving his widow 
and children in good circumstances. His widow. Aunt Susan Harris 
now (1906) lives at the old homestead 
with her only surviving son Samuel Har- 
ris. Their children are named in the 
coming sections. 

Section 1. Sally Wallace Harris; 
married Samuel Baughman, a substan- 
tial farmer of Lincoln County. They now 
live at Stanford. Mr. Baughman is a 
good business man, and has handled 
with success and much pleasure to him- 
self, many fine blooded horses, and has 
been more than once elected sheriff of 
his County, which office he executed 
with credit. Sally his wife, for many 
years had not been in good health, but 
recently has greatly improved, and is 
about with her family and friends. To 
them were born the following children: 

1. James Harris Baughman; married 
Laura Logan Carter, no issue. 

2. Kittle Ann Baughman; died when 
only nine weeks old. 

3. Nancy Chenault Baughman; married Walker B. McKinney, 



Wife of Jimei Anderfon Harris 

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1. Nancy Catherine McKinney. 

4. Katherine Baughnian; married William H. Wearren, issue: 

1. Annette James Wearren. 

2. Sallie Harris Wearren. 

5. Susan Taylor Baughman; married William X. Craig, issue: 

1. Sallie Mills Craig. 

2. Annie Vanarsdal Craig. 

3. Samuel Baughman Craig. 

4. Elizabeth Warren Craig. 

6. .John Samuel Baughman: married Lena Bruce, issue: 
1. Eddie Bruce Baughman. 

7. Chloe Smith Baughman; married Shelton M. Saufley. 

Section 2. Nannie Harris; married George P. Bright of Ijincoln 
County. They lived on a farm near Hubble a number of years, 
moved to Danville, in Boyle County, where they remained a time, 
and then removed to Stanford, of which town they are now res- 
idents. Nannie Bright has been an invalid for years, but she is a 
sweet good woman, a beautiful house-keeper, unselfish, kind and 
generous to every one, and respects the feelings af all, ever ready 
to minister to the wants of others, and it is a pleasure to be with 
her, and heV husband George P. Bright always receives you with a 
kind welcome greeting. He enlisted in the cause of the south in 
the rebellion of 1862, and served faithfully in that struggle for 
what he considered the right. Their children are here named: 

1. Greenberry Bright; married Miss Alice Holmes, his wife has 
recently departed this life, leaving children: 

1. Lottie Chenault Bright. 

2. George P. Bright. 

3. Alice Edith Bright. 

Mr. Bright lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where he married again. 

2. Sue Bright; married Churchill Yeager, an industrious kind 
hearted, energetic man, who has since died, leaving his widow and 
a very bright intelligent daughter: 

1. Nancy Yeager, a bright child and pleasure to her mother. 

3. Anna Evans Bright; married Joseph Johnston, Mr. Johnston, 
was educated in the law, and licensed to practice, but is now a 
travelling salesman, residing at this time in New Orleans, Louisana. 

Section 3. Reuben Harris, who was a splendid horseman, brave, 
generous, and kind, and warm attachment to his friends who were 
many, when mounted on a fine horse, charming as a rider, and 
knew how to handle and train a horse, wearing the blue ribbon from 
many exhibitions. He married Eliza Engleman, a sister to the 
husband of his sisters, Susan and Annie. He died leaving his widow 
with these children: 

1. Lavisa Harris. 

2. Samuel Harris. 

3. James Harris. 

Section 4. Samuel Harris, who has not as yet, taken unto him- 
self a wife, although he has passed the half century mark, but as 
long as there is life, there is hope. Some nice girl would do well 
to get him, for he could and would provide for all her wants, real 
and imaginary and make a good husband. He is a farmer and deals 
largely in cattle and has been successful in his business, to which he 
pays close attention. He is a large stock holder and officer in the 

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Stanford Bank. He lives with liis aged mother at his father's old 
homestead, and his home is lilie it was in liis father's lifetime, as 
you enter you feel welcome and at home, welcome while you remain 
and depart with good feeling. 

Section 5. Susan Harris, was a most estimable, industrious 
kind girl and woman, fond of her realatives and friends, and other 
company, who were ever welcomed at her home, ready at all times 
to attend the sick and distressed, and when she passed away never 
to return, her presence was missed. She married George R. 
Engleman, a jovial good fellow. The writer boarded with them 
for 'something like a year, and their attention and kindness to him 
was more than deserving. Their children are here named. 

1. Anna Bronaugh Engleman; married Rowan Saufley, a son 
of Judge M. C. Saufley. 

2. Bessie Taylor Engleman, who unfortunately lost her hearing 
shortly after her birth, and is deaf and dumb, was educated at 
the Deaf and Dumb Institution at Danville, and is a beautiful, 
lovely girl, now grown to womanhood. 

3. Eliza (Midget) Engleman, the youngest child, a handsome 
fine girl, now a grown young lady. 

Section 6. Elizabeth (Bettie) Harris, when you go to speak of 
her, words are wanting to give the proper definition of her character, 
which is lovely, there being but few women in any sense her superior: 
she is a domestic adornment. When quite a maiden, she married 
Mr. Harry Bush, (becoming his seceond wife) a good man of high 
standing, a citizen of Lincoln County. Her married life was brief, 
Mr. Bush only lived a very few years, she is now a widow and 
makes her home principally with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. 
and Mrs. Ephraim Woods. (See Part VI, Chap. 10, Sec. 12-4-a,) 

Section 7. Margaret Miller Harris, like all her sisters who all 
had the best of training, is a good woman, beloved by all who know 
her. She married Ephraim Woods a substantial farmer of Lincoln 
County, who trades extensively in live stock, buying and selling, and 
has made the business a profit to himself: when one leaves their 
house a feeling possesses him that he was welcome. Their child- 
ren are here named: 

1. Susan Fisher W^oods. 

2. Bessie Harris Woods; married Sanford Miller Allen, issue: 

1. Margaret Woods Allen. 

2. Julian Grosjean Allen, Jr. 

3. Elizabeth Bush Allen. 

3. Annie Belle Woods; married Samuel Jackson Embry, issue: 

1. Fearl Burnside Embry. 

2. Robert Woods Embry. 

4. Robert Benton Woods, Jr. 

5. James Harris Woods; married Sophia Timothy McCormack, 

1. Mary Louise Woods. 

6. Sallie Taylor Woods. 

7. Ephriam P. Woods, Jr., lived only about seven months 
and a half. 

Section 8. Annie Montgomery Harris, kind hearted, devoid of 
selfishness, and good, ready at all times to nurse and care for the 
sick and comfort the distressed. She has lived a widow with three 
little daughters to raise and educate which work she has performed 

llishinj mill ( i( iicdioijics 31!) 

well, and her daughters are now young accoiniilishiMl ladies. llei- 
husband was Frank Engleman, a brother to Ihf husband ol' her 
sister Susan and I he wife of her brother [{culx ii. and to them were 
born : 

1. Sue Taylor Kni;leinan. 

2. Xaney Enslenian. 

3. Bessie Kay Engleman, she met with a hoi-rible death, on 
the 18th day of May 1906, at the point in front of Ei)hriani D. 
Woods residence where the dirt road crosses the L. & N. Railroad, 
in Lincoln County, Ky. when a fast train ran into her bugsy and 
Ivilled her instantly, fearfully mangling her body, the sanic^ ])lace 
where her mother and cousin. Sue Woods, were badly hurt a few 
years since. 



(x\amed in Sec. 4, Chap. 2 8.) 

Aiticle 1. — riuistc piiei- Haiiis, a son of Jiidjjo Cliristoplier Harris 
and Sally \Valla<-e his wife, was Ixtrn in Madison County, Ky. 
Ai)ril 20, IXIJ), was never married. 

He was the very essence of courage, thoui^h kind and a true 
friend to those of whom he was a friend, a perfect stranger to fear 
he kneA'.' no fear, except the fear of God. Was a strong muscular 
man, and greatly admired for many excellent qualities, as a man. 
He left Madison County and went to Lincoln or Garrard. One day, 
the 16th of .July ISGu, in a thicket in Garrard County his body was 
found, but the living principle which once occupied it was gone, 
Etrippi d of his money and other valuables. The cause thereof was 
never known. He might have died of heart disease of which it is 
r.aid h'^ \va= affe^-ted, or he might have been murdered and robbed. 
His death is likely to remain a mystery in time to all save the om- 
nifo en ', o.i is-cient and omnirresent Gcd. 


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(Named in Sec. 5, Chap. 28.) 

Article 1. — John Miller Wallace Harris, a son of Judge Cliristopher 
Harris and Sally Wallace, his wife, was born in Madison County, 
Ky., May 30, 1821. He was never married. 

When the Civil War came on and the 
'^ ' North and South were arrayed one against 

the other, in a great struggle for States 
rights embracing the question of negro 
slavery, he embraced the cause of the 
South, and enlisted in the confederate 
army. However it was not his fate to 
live to see the downfall of the cause he 
had espoused. On Monday, the 8th day 
of Sept. IS 62, in the ranks of two com- 
panies of Confederates, under the com- 
mand of Captain Jesse, on the way from 
Tennessee to central Kentucky, as they 
topped the Pine Mountain the most lofty 
of the Kentucky Ranges, came in con- 
tact with an ambuscade of a greatly 
superior force of Federals, who poured 
into Captain Jesse's men, hot heavy and 
vivid discharges from their guns, com- 
pletely routing them, killing several of 
the men on the spot, in which engage- 
ment, John Miller Wallace Harris re- 
ceived a deadly wound, from which he lingered about one week and 
expired. His remains were buried near the spot where he breathed 
his last, and have never been removed by any of the family. 

Here let it be noticed that in the battle of Richmond, Ky., 
Aug. 30 1862, occuring something like nine days in advance of the 
one at Pine Mountain, General John Miller, a relative of this subject 
and a brother to the husband of his sister, Talitha, and for whom the 
subject was in part named, while trying to rally a disordered column 
of Federal soldiers, received his death wound, and lived only about 
a week, the General on the one side, and the subject on the other 
of the great questions of which the country was at war. (See Part I, 
Chapter 7.) 



(Named in Sec. 6, Chap. 28.) 

Article 1. — Polly (Mary) AVoods Harris, a daughter of Judge Chris- 
topher Harris and Sally Wallace his wife, was born in Madison 
County, Ky., Sept. 25, 1823. 

She was quiet in her disposition, kind and well beloved by her 
kin, without exception, her friends and her neighbors loved her. 

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she died just a few years since, at the age of about 80 years, Aug. 
1, 1901. On the 15th day of Jan. 1852, she became the second wife 
of Elder John M. Park, an old Baptist preacher, of hi,u;h standing 
in that religious society. To them were born the children named 
in the coming sections: (See Part VI, Chap. 31, Sec. 1.) 

Section 1. Margaret Susan Park, who married William Francis 
Elkin. a son of Robert M. Blkin and Malinda Edmonson his wife, 
no issue of I his union. She survived her husband bul a few years, 
and was a great sufferer a long time before her death May 1, 1901, 
though of a cheerful bright and happy disposition. 

Section 2. Christopher Harris Park, named for his maternal 
grand-father; married Ella Broaddus a daughter of H. Clay Broaddus 
and Bettie Bush, his wife, and now (1906) the proprietor of a Hotel 
in Irvine, Ky. To them were born: 

1. John Clay Park. 

2. Christopher Harris Park. 

3. Pleasant Broaddus Park. 

Section ?>. A son not named, died in a few days after birth. 
(See Part VII, Sec. 1-2-2.) 



(Named in Sec. 7, Chap. 28.) 

.Aiticle 1. — >[ai'gai'et Frances Harris, a (laughter of Judge Christo- 
pher Harris and Sally Wallace his wife, was born in Matlison 
County, Ivy. April 8, 1820, was married to Joseph Warren 
Moore", Feb. 9, 1848. 




Wife of Joseph Warren Moore 

They lived in Madison County till after their children were 
born, and then emigrated and settled near Emerson, Marion County, 


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Mo., where she died Aug. 13, 1900, her husband yet (1905) sur- 
viving, an old man. Their children are named in the coming sec- 

Section 1. Rueben Moore, went to Missouri with his parents, 
anl there married; since he has died. 

Section 2. Christopher Harris Moore, went to Missouri with his 
parents and there married. 

Section 3. Sally Elizabeth Moore, went to Missouri with her 
parents and there married, and whom her husband survived. 

Section 4. Mary Buchanan Moore, went to Missouri with her 
parents and there married, and are now (190 6) residents of that 

Section 5. Annie Moore, went to Missouri, with her parents, 
where she now lives. 

Section 6. Margaret Moore, went to Missouri with her parents, 
and she died there. 

Section 7. Jenny Moore, went to Missouri with her parents and 
there married, and yet lives. Some time in 1870, this whole family 
left Madison County, Ky., and went to Missouri. 



(Named in Sec. S, Chap. 28.) 

Article 1. — Sarah Overton Harris a daughter aiul youngest child 
of Judge Clirist<»i)h('r Harris and Sally Walhuc, his wife, was 
born in Madison County, Ky. July 10, 1828. 

On the 14th day of Aug. 1843, she married Thomas Moberley 
Oldham a son of Caleb Oldham, and Abigail Moberley his wife. (See 
Part Vn, Sec. 32.) She died, her husband surviving, living at the 
old original grand-father, John Harris homestead on the head of 
Hiclrory Lick, branch of Muddy Creek, and where their son Joe 
and his wife now live (with his father, since deceased.) Aunt Sarah 
was an excellent woman, she never forgot her relaUv^s and friends, i 
and always made it a point to visit them, and wanted them to visit 
her, and she was indeed fond of them, and had lo^s of friends, she 'j 
was ever ready and v/ould go at any time of night or day to the j 
bed of the sick, and to those in distress. 

We have in our possession, and which we highly prize, an old I 
fashioned, gracefully formed, copper tea-kettle, which she gave us, 
that belonged to her grand-mother, Margaret Maupin Harris, and 
who brought it from Virginia with her in the,. migration named in 
Chapter 2^ and the Lord only knows its age. To them VN^ere born the 
children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Sallie Elizabeth Oldham, born in Madison County, 
Kentuckv: married David G. Martin, Jan. 9, 1892, in the 40th 
year of her age. David Gentry Martin was a son of David Gentr> 
Martin, and Samiramus Brassfield his wife. (See Chap. 5, Sec. 4. 
and Part VI, Chap. 31, Sec. 1.) Her husband survived her and 

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afterwards married Temperance Chambers Oldham, a daughter of 
Othniel R. Oldham and Sydonia Noland his wife. (See Part VI, 
Chap. 17, Sec. 6.) Mr. Martin owns a 600 acre farm near Boone 
in Rockcastle County, Ky., located on Boone's trace, the pioneer 
and in which he lives. No living issue of either marriage. 

Section 2. Joseph Christ oi)her Oldham, born in Madison County, 
Ky., married Mattie Williams, a daughter of W. Thomas B. Williams, 
late a leading citizen, farmer, banker, financier and capitalist of 
Irvine, Estill County, Ky. They own and occupy, the old homestead 
of their great grand-father, .John Harris, on Hickory Lick, branch of 
Muddy Creek in Madison County, Ky Joseph C. Oldham deals 
extensively in cattle and hogs. 


(Named in Chap. 16, Sec. 3.) 

Article 1. — -liulge Overton Harri-s, a son of John Harris and Margaret 
IMaupin his wife, was born Nov. 24, 1789, in Madison Connty, 

He it was who accompjanied his father in a Plat Boat, down the 
Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, to New Orlenas, in 1810, 

on the occasion of his father's death, as 
related in Chapter 16. He married in 
Garrard County, Ky., Mary Rice Woods, 
a daughter of James Woods and Mary 
Garland his wife, Dec. 1, 1814. She was 
born Sept. 2 4, 179 5. (See Part II, Chap. 
20, Sec. 10.) In the fall of 1817 they 
emigrated and settled in Boone County, 
Mo. Mr. Harris died in 184 4, and Mrs. 
Harris died Aug. 31, 1876. 

Mr. Harris was the first sheriff of 
Boone County in 1S21, which office he 
held till appointed assessor and collector 
by the Governor in 1822. He was Major 
of the 3rd division, mounted militia in 
the Black Hawk war, and was in the war 
of 1812: County Judge of Boone County 
a number of years. He possessed a strong 
mind, was very religious, of a cheerful 
nature and had the confidence of the 
people. Their children: 

Section 1. John Woods Harris, born Aug. 31, 1810, in Madison 
County, Ky., married Ann Mary McClure. Their children: 

1. ;\Iartha ]\Iaupin Harris; married General William Jackson 
Hendricks, lawyer of New York. Their children: 

1. Annie Hendricks: married Robert Burns Wilson: poet and 
artist, Frankfort, Ky. Their children: 

1. Annie Elizabeth Wilson. 

2. Sophia Kemper Hendricks: married Dr. Frederic Smith 
Pickett, Cleveland, Ohio. 


Wife of Judge Overion Harris 

324 History and Genealogies 

3. Jane Carlyle Hendricks. 

4. John Harris Hendricks. 

5. Jacqueline Hendricks. 

2. Frances Bond Harris; died when a child. 

3. Jane Woods Harris; married John Johnson Rogers, she is 
now a widow living in Lexington, Ky. Their children. 

1. Martha Hendricks [Rogers. 

2. Mary Evelyn Rogers; died when an infant. 
?,. Virgil Johnson Rogers. 

4. Virgil McClure Harris, of the merchantile Fruit Co., St. 
Louis, Mo., married Isabel McKinley, of St. Louis, no issue. 

5. John "Woods Harris, banker and capitalist; married Susan 
Oldham, daughter of Rev. William Abner Oldham, and Talitha 
Evans, his wife. (Seee Part VI, Chap. 14, Sec. 2.) Their children: 

1. John Woods Harris, Junior. 

2. Mary Harris. 

Section 2. James Harris, born May 17, 1818; married Sabra 
Jackson. Their children: 

1. Miss Harris; married H. C. Pierce; died in Columbia, 


2. Sallie Harris; married Mr. Bradley, East 9th, Street, 

Fulton, Mo. 

:3. John S. Harris, banker, Ashland, Missouri.. 

4. Overton Harris, merchant, Denison, Texas. 

5. Wade J. Harris, merchant, Fulton, Mo. 

6. Julia Harris; married Mr. Johnston, East 9th, Street, Ful- 
ton, Missouri. 

7. Miss Harris; married Samuel Baker; dead. 

8. Miss Harris; married John Trimble, McCredie, Mo. 

9. David H. Harris, lawyer, Fulton, Mo. 

10. Louise Harris; married Mr. Holland, St. Louis, Mo. 

11. Miss Harris; married Stockton Dorry, Columbia, Mo. 

12. W. B. Harris, farmer and stockman, McCredie, Mo. 

13. James H. Harris, farmer and stockman, McCredie, Mo. 

Section 3. Martha Ryland Harris, born Jan. 15, 1821; married 
John Mills Maupin. (See Part V, Chap. 11, Sec. 2.) She died leav- 
ing one son: 

1. John Overton Maupin, living near Columbia, Mo. 

Section 4. William Anderson Harris, born March 2.5, 1823; 
married Elizabeth Robnett. Their children: 

1. James Harris; died young. 

2. Pleasant Robnett Harris, Schell City, Vernon County, Mo. 

3. Mary Catherine Bingham; dead. 

Section 5. Sarah Elizabeth Harris, born July 22, 1824; married 
George Hunt; both dead, issue: 
1 A child; died in infancy. 

Section 6. Mary Frances Harris, born Nov. 10, 1827, in Boone 
County, Mo., married her cousin Thomas Berry Harris, son of Tyre 
Harris and Sallie Garland his wife, the marriage ceremony was 
solemnized by Elder Noah Flood, minister of the missionary Bap- 
tist Church, July 13, 1852, at the residence of her father in Boone 
County, Mo. (See Chap. 10, Sec. 7.) Their children: 

1. Martha Overton Harris, of Fulton, Missouri. 

2. Sallie Tyre Harris; married Judge A. M. Wathall, 1405 
Myrtle Chpt El Paso, Texas. Their children: 

Ihslorji and Gcncuhxjics ;J25 

1. Henry Vaughn Wathall, lawyer. El Paso, Texas 

2. William Maupin Wathall; deceased. 

3. Mary Miller Wathall. 

4. Sallie Tom Wathall. 

0. Susan Harris, of Fulton, Missouri. 

4. William Christopher Harris, president of the Calloway Bank. 
Fulton, Mo. 

5. Mary Elizabeth Harris: married Dr. J. A. Vansant, of Mt. 
Sterling, Ky. Their children. 

1. Thomas Harris Vansant. 

2. James Albert Vansant, Junior. 

3. Mary Frances Vansant. 

6. Overton Thomas Harris, wholesale dry goods merchant, of 
Rile-Stix, St. Louis, Mo. 

7. Tyre Crawford Harris, of wholesale Polk Hat Co., iSt. 
Louis, Mo. 

8. Isabel Harris, 815 Court street, Fulton, Mo. 

Section 7. Overton Michael Harris, Judge; married Amanda 

Wood. Their children; 

1. Clifton Woods Harris. 

2. James Harris, Kansas City, Mo. 

3. William Overton Harris, Sedalia, Missouri. 

4. Lilly F. Harris, Sedalia, Mo. 

5. Beulah Harris; married E. C. Yancey, Sedalia, Mo. 

6. Mary Harris, Sedalia, Mo. 

7. J. Brown Harris, attorney at law, Dallas, Texas. 

8. Emmet Harris, Dallas, Texas. 
? Nellie Harris, Sedalia, Mo. 

Mary Frances Harris, wife of Tlios. Berry Harris. 
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(Named in Chap. Ifi, Sec. 4.) 

.^itich' I. — -lanu' Harris, a son of John Harris and Mar<;ai-('t Maupin 
his wit«', was born in .Ahulison (\tnnt.v, Ky., Mny 7, 17f>4, was a 
s()hh« r in the lihick Mawk war, against (h<- Indians, and was 
('a|>tnr«-d in Canada !>> (hr Indians, and made run (In- gauntlet, 
wliil*' son:<' <tf his fellow prisoni'rs were slain; t!i«' Indians i>reat- 
ly adn)ir«'d him for his sagacity and hravory, and adopted him 
into tlu ir trilx', in which relation h«> was lu-ld hy thcni, for some- 
thing; lik«' two years, and from the Indians through tin- I'l'ench, 
he was finally ransomed hy his j)eo|>h', the ransom i)rice being 
a re<l blanket. . He served in the war of 1812. 

He married Mourning Bennett, a daughter of John Bsnnett and 
[sabella Harris his wife, and they made their home in Boone County, 
Mo., the said Isabella, was a daughter of Christopher Harris, and 
his second wife, Agnes McCord. (See Chap. 47, and Chap. 4, Sec. 9.) 
The children of James Harris and Mourning Bennett, his wife: 

Section 1. John Harris; married children: 

1. Anna Harris; married Mr. Morrrison, Denver, Colorado. 

2. Mark Harris; married first, Miss McBain, secondly, Miss 

:i. Georgia Harris; married Dr. Head. 

4. Ed Harris; married . 

Section 2. Robert Harris. 


.1 . 

James Harris. 

Anderson Woods Harris, born 
He married Gabrilla Nelson, 

near Columbia. Mo., 
of South Carolina. 

Section 4. 
died in 1901 
Their children: 

1 James Harris; married Julia Woods; both dead. 
2. Minerva Harris; married J. F. Johnson, a farmer, ot Harris, 



Wife of Overton Harris. 


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3. Jerusha Harris; married T. N. Wood, a farmer of Harris, 

4. Ann Taylor Harris; married J. H. Harryman, a farmer of 
Harris Mo. 

5. Overton Harris, the model farmer, and owner of Model 
Herefords, of Harris Sullivan County, Mo., who was awarded the 
Premier Champion-ship honor as the most successful exhibitor 
at the Universal Exposition of Hereford cattle, at St. Louis, 
Mo., presented to him Friday afternoon Sept. 23, 1904, at three 
oclock in the Live Stock Forum. The award was determined by 
the largest aggregate amount awarded to animals exhibited on 
certain special sections by any one exhibitor of said breed, at the 
Universal Exposition $4,555 was his aggregate award. Overton 
Harris with his Herefords led all breeders at the World's Pair, 
capturing thousands of dollars in prizes. He married, first Miss 
Susan Jones; she died in 1903. Their children: 

1. Clifford Burdette Harris, now (1906) twenty years of 
age, an eminently prominent young man, of the Harris Bank- 
ing Company, of Harris, Mo. He married Miss Clara Moore, 
a daughter of A. B. Moore, of Bowling G-reen, Ky. 

2. Alma Estille Harris; married O. H. Mobjerley, who is 
engaged in the General Merchandise business in Pontiac, Liv- 
ingston, County. 111. 

3. Clara Blanche Harris; married A. T. Leach, secretary 
and treasurer of the Kenfield Publishing Company, Chicago, 111. 

4. Elizabeth Amber Harris, now attending the Loring School 
in Chicago, 111. 

5. Anderson Woods Harris, attending the Culver Military 
Academy, in Culver, Ind. 

6. Augustus Overton Harris, attending the Culver .Military- 

Academy, in Culver, Ind. 

Section 5. Woodson Harris. 

Section 6. Margaret Harris. 

Section 7. Mourning Harris. 

Section S. Sarah Harris. 

Section 9 Nancy E. Harris. 

Section 10. Warren Harris. 

Section 11. Harris. 

Section 12. Harris. 

Section 13. Harris. 

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(Named in Chap. 16, Sec. 6.) 

Artit'le 1. — Major William Haiiis, a son of .loliit llairis and Maif;aret 
>lau]>in his wite, was boiii on Muddy Creek, in Madison County, 
Ky., May 1(5, iHOrt; died Oetober 25, 1S72. 

He rei)resented Madison County In the 
Kentucky Legislature, In 1851-3; was 
Common School Commissioner of said 
County, for twenty years. He took great 
interest in County affairs, and worked 
for the welfare and betterment of the 
public. He was a wealthy farmer, en- 
terprising, progresive, and a public spirit- 
ed man. He maried Malinda Duncan, a 
John Duncan, and Luc> 
she was born in ISOS, and 
They had only one child 

daughter of 
White his wife 
died in 1873. 
a son: 

Section 1 . 
born Dec. 29, 
Richmond, Ky. 
any College, Va. 
Judge William 

Hon. John Duncan Harris, 

1829, three miles south of 

He graduated from Beth- 

in 18 47; read law under 

C. Goodloe, but never 

practiced, preferring the occupation of a 
farmer. Sept. 20, 1849, he married 
Nancy White, a daughter of Valentine M. 
White, and Jane Gentry his wife. (See 

Chap. 4 5.) He 



Wife of Major William Harris. 

2. Vv'illiani Harris 
4, 1901. 

3. James Clifton Stone 

4. John Harris Stone, 

owned about 2 500 acres 
of well improved blue grass land, includ- 
ing his father's old homestead, and that 
of his wife's father. He was many years 
the President of the Madison Female 
Institute, a school of learning for girls. 
He was elected to the State Senate in 
1885, made an active energetic member. 
He was defeated in his candidacy for 
Governor of the State in 1887. He died 
in 19 05, his wife having preceded him to 
the grave. Their children: 

1. William Valentine White Harris, 
born in 1858; died in 1864. 

2. Pattie Harris; married Samuel 
H. Stone, now residents of Louisville, 
Ky. Mr. Stone held the office of Aud- 
itor of Pubilic Accounts, of Kentucky 
and a competent official. To them were 
born: (See Chap. 3, Sec. 7, B-4-b, 1.) 

1. Nannie Rodes Stone, born Dec. 
15, 1873; died Aug. 8, 1874. 
Stone, born April 19, 1875; died June 

born July ](i, 1SS6; died Sept. 18, 


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5. Samuel Hanson Stone, Jr. 

3. John Duncan Harris, 1865-1883, a bright and promising 
young man who died at the age of seventeen. 

4. Mary Harris; married Cassius M. Clay, a wealthy farmer of 
Bourbon County, and who represented Bourboi;! County in the 
House of Representatives of the Kentucky Legislature, in 1S71-5. 
To them were born: 

1. Cassius M. Clay, Jr. 

2. John Harris Clay. 


William V. Harris, 1854-1 S6 



Wife of Hon. John D. Harris. 

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Wife of Anderson Woods, 


(Named in Sec. 7, Chaii. Hi.) 

.Aifi<l<' 1. — l']!i/,al)(>tli Hai ris, a (lauuhtcr of John llariis, and Maij>a- 
I'ct Maiipiii, liis wit*', was born in Madison <'onnt,v, Ivy., S(>|)t. 
;{0, I7!)1. 

She married May 4, 1809, Anderson 
\\'oods, a son of James Woods and Mary 
Garland his wife, of Paint Liclv, Garrard 
County, Ky. (See Chap. 2 0, Sec. 6, Part 
II.) They were members of the Viney 
Forl\ Baptist Church, and were granted 
letters of diniission when ihey moved to 
Boone County, Mo., in 18 2?.. He was a 
pioneer Baptist preacher of Boone 
County. The 'fruits of tliis marriage 
were the children named in the coming 

Section 1. .James Woods; married 
Martha Stone. (See Chap. 7, Sec. 4, and 
Part II. Chap. 20, Sec. 0.) 

Section 2. Margaret Woods: mar- 
ried Clifton Maupin. (See Part V, Chap. 
11, Sec. 2.) She lives in Centralia, Mo. 

Section 3. Polly Garland Woods; 
married Caleb Stone, to whom were born 
these children: 

1. Carlisle Stone; died in Mississippi 
in 18 79, a femme sole. 

2. James Stone; married Mamie W^orthington, residents of 

3. Thomas M. Stone; died in Mississippi in 1879, was never 

Bettie Garland Stone; married William Worthingfon, residents 

of Greenville, Miss. 

5. William A. Stone; married Mrs. Anita Martin, residents ot 

Rosedale, Miss. 

6 Caleb Stone, resident of St. Louis, Mo. 

7. Cyrus Turner Stone, resident of Richmond, Ky. 

8. Samuel Stone; died in infancy. 

Section 4. Susannah Woods; married Ashby Snell. (See Part 

II, Chapter 20, Section 6.) 

Section 5. Rice Woods; married Eliza C. Wilson. (See Part 

II, Chapter 2 0, Section 6.) „ , tt 

Section 6. Harris Woods: married Eliza Curry. (See Part 11, 

Chapter 20, Section 6.) ,o tj ^ tt Phnntpr 

Section 7. William Garland Woods. (See Part II, Chapter 

20, Section 6.) ^ „,.,!• c< n rcr^o p-n-t 

Section S. Martha Woods: married Willis Snell. (See Pait 

"■'iSS^l^'^S^wU: .nanie. firs,. Ma,.,„, BorCine. se.- 

""%'e.??;/.r"E,S i^:^^-i^.l^Tr^^. V.,.,s. MO. 
(See Part II. Chapter 20. Section 6.) . 

Section 11. Matilda Woods; married D. O. Bean. (bee Pari 
II, Chapter 20, Section 6.) 

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(Named in Sec. 8, Chap. 16.) 

Article 1. — Frances Harris, a daughter of John Harris and Margaret 
Manpin, his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky., March 36, 
1802, married in said County, July 24, 1823, James Miller a 
son of Daniel Miller, and Susannah Woods his wife. 

A fuller account will be found in Part I, Chapter 8, to which 
the reader is referred. 



(Named in Sec. 9, Chap. 16.) 

Article 1. — Susan Harris, a daughter of John Harris and Mai-garet 
Maupin his wife, was boi-n in Madison County, Ky., May 10, 

She married Dr. William H. Duncan, and made their home in 

Missouri. To whom were born the child- 
. ren named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Margaret F. Duncan; 
married T. T. Allen. 

Section 2. Sarah E. Duncan; died 

Section 3. Sarah C. Duncan; died 

Section 4. John W. Duncan; died 

Section 5. James S. Duncan. 

Section 6. Martha W. Duncan; mar- 
ried G. W. Trimble. 

Section 7. William O. Duncan; mar- 
ried first, Simpson, second, Seattle. 

Section 8. Ann Eliza Duncan; died 

Section 9. John Harris Duncan, a 
popular and prominent physician, of St. 
Louis, Mo., and to whom the writer is 
much indebted for a great deal of the 
data of Harris genealogy, and to whom 
He married S. Belle Dulaney. 

Wife of Dr. William H. Cuncan 

his thanks are tendered. 

Hisiori/ (1)1(1 Hcii('(i/(i(/ies ;3;53 

CHAP'rElJ 4:1. 


(Named in Sec. 2, Art. 4, Chap. 4.) 

Article 1.^ — nenjaniin Harris, a son of the old Keiifiicky pioneer, 
(;^iristo])her Haiiis and .Afjiies .Me('<.r<I his secoiul wife, was 
born in Albemarle (*onnty, Va., and <a!ne to Madison County, 
Ky., in the niiftratoi-y movement, named in Cliap. 2. 

His first wife was Miss Frances Jones. (See Note at foot of 
Chap. 45.) He married his second wife in Madison County, Ky., 
June 4, 1792, Nancy Burgin, she survived him, and on Aug. 8, 1797, 
the said Nancy Harris, married Nathaniel Tevis. He was Captain 
of Virginia State Militia in the Revolution. John and Hartley Sa])- 
pington were appraisers of his estate. He was a signer of the 
Albemarle Declaration of Independence, April 21, 1778. To Benja- 
min Harris, and Nancy Burgin his wife, the children named in 
the coming sections were born: 

Section 1. Polly Harris; married Thomas Richardson, Dec. 15, 
1816, to whom were born: 

1. Elliot Richardson: married Susan Peyton. 

2. James Richardson: married Simpson. He represented 

Lincoln County in the Kentucky Legislature, in 1853-5. 

3. Aaron Burr Richardson, enlisted in Captain James Stone's 
Company, in the Mexican War, and died in the service in 1845. 

4. Thomas Jefferson Richardson, enlisted in Captain James 
Stones Company in the Mexican War, and died in the service in 

5. Robert Richardson: married Lavinia Moberley, Feb. 1, 1849. 

6. Samuel H. Richardson; married Elizabeth Park, Feb. 10, 

7. Benjamin (Bud) Richardson: married Margaret Peyton. He 
was killed by the Federal soldiers. His widow married Benja- 
min Price, Mr. Price died, and she married Galen J. White, and 
she died, Mr. White surviving. 

8. Sallie Ann Richardson; married A. J. Arvine, Sept. fi, 1849, 
issue of marriage: 

1. John Arvine. 

9. Mary Richardson; married John Christopher Arvine, Dec. 
23, 1852." Children: 

1. John Arvine; married Ida . 

2. Nannie Arvine; married ^Ir. Shane. 

3. Shelby Arvine. 

4. Christopher Arvine. 

5. Bettie Arvine: married Mr. Brown. They live in .Miss- 

6. Bettie Arvine. 

7. Richard Arvine. 

10. Melina Richardson: married Nathan Arvine, Dec. 21. 1837. 

1. Thomas D. Arvine; died unmarried. 

2. Sallie Arvine: married Durrett White, Mr. White enlisted 
in the Confederate Army, in Captain Thomas B. Collins Cnm- 
panv F, 7th, (afterwards the 11th) Kentucky Cavalry, General 
John H. Morgan's command, and was captured on the Ohio 
raid and imprisoned in Camp Douglas. Mr. White some time 

334 Histoiji unci Genealof/ics 

after the war emigrated with his family to Missouri, and died 
in that State. 

3. Mary Etta (Ducli) Arvine; married William P. White. 
They moved to Lexington, Ky., and Mr. White there engaged 
in the livery business in partnership with J. Tevis Wilkerson. 
and died in that city. 
Section 2. Tyre Harris. 

Nancy Burgin the second wife of Benjamin Harris, was a daugh- 
ter of Isaac Burgin and Mary his wife, who died in 1794, he had 
other children, but Nancy is the only one of them called by name in 
his will. 

CHAPl'ET] 11. 

(Named in Sec. 3, Art. 4, Chap. 4.) 

Article 1. — William Harris, a son of the old Kentucky pioneer, Chris- 
topher Harris and Agnes MoCord his second wife, was born 
in Albemarle County, Va., and came to Madison County, Ky., 
in the migratory movement named in Cliapter 2. 

He was a private in the Virginia State Militia in the Revolution- 
arv war. He married in Madison County, Ky., Feb. 4, 1790, Anna 
Oldham a daughter of the old pioneer, Jesse Oldham, Sr., and Eliz- 
abeth Simpson, his wife. (See Part VI, Chap. 3, Sec. .5.) He owned 
and lived on land on the Hickory Lick Branch of Muddy Creek, until 
1S17, on the 6th of Sept. 1817, he conveyed this land to Colonel John 
Speed Smith, and moved to another part of the County, in a more 
northerlv part, and on the lOth of March, 1818, made another deed 
of convevance to Colonel Smith. We have been unable to satisfac- 
torily name and trace all his children, but the following are some 
of them: 

Section 1. Jesse Harris: married Jemima Fowler, Aug. 4, 1813, 
and he lived and died in Madison County, Ky. Their children w re: 
1. Richard Fowler Harris, he was a blacksmith by occupa- 
tion He married Nancv Berkley. He nlso traded considerably 
in live stock, buying in Kentucky, and selling in the southern 
market. Their children: 

1 Eliza Catherine Harris; married firstly, Pleasant Berry, 
secondly, William C. Ogg, and thirdly, Ira N. ScudJer._ No 
issue of the last two marriages. Children of the first marriage: 

1. Everet M. Berry; married Ann Shillings. 

2. Mollie Berry: died unmarried. 

3 Ira Berrv; married Mary Shearer. 

2 Dr John William Harris: married firstly. Eliza trreen, 
and secondlv. Mrs. Sarah Shearer, nee Green, sister to his 
first wife. Children of the first marriage: 

1. Nannie Harris: married James Noland. 

2. Marv Harris; married Raines Green. 

3. Lou Ann Harris; married Milton Reynold. Children: 

1. Lee Reynold. 

2. Harris Reynold. 
:!. . I esse Reynold. 

4. Claudus Reynold. 
."). Otis Reynold. 

G. Grace Reynold. 
7. Andra Reynold. 

5. O.-ear Reynold. 

4. Jesse Berkley Harris: married Bettie Powell. He is a 
professional school teacher, and was at one time professor of 
the Caldwell Hish School in Richmond, Ky., and did much to 
build ui) that institution. His home is in said city. Their 

1. Lela Jane Harris, a school mistress; a teacher in Cald- 
well Hi.2;h School. 

2. .lohn B. Harris: married Miss Burrus; works in print- 
ing office in Washington City. 

a. Bessie Harris, a school mistress. Held jjosition in Cald- 
well High School. 
2. Colonel William Harris, born, lived and died in Madison 
County, Ky., a bachelor. 

o. Xancy Harris; married Samuel Best, Aug. l.j, 1846. Children: 

1. Mary Best; married John Burnam. 

2. Ann Eliza Best; married B. F. (Doc) Vaughn. 

4. Eliza Harris; married Stephen B. Eubank, March 12, 1835 

1. Nancy Catherine Eubank; married Irvine Benton. 

2. Richard Claibourne Eubank; died single. 

Section 2. Agnes M. Harris; married Milton Oldham. tSee 

Part V, Chap. 4, Sec. 8.) 

Section 3. Richard M. Harris: married Louisa Oldham. (See 

Part V, Chap. 4, Sec. 10.) 

See note at the foot of Chapter 45. 

CII.M'TKK i:.. 


(Named in Sec. 4, Art. 4, Chap. 4.) 

.Vrticle 1. — liariiabus Harris, a son of tlu- old Kentucky pione*'!-, 
Christoplu'i- Harris, and Agnes .Alet'ord, his second wife, was 
born in Albemarle County, Va., and came to >la(lison County, 
Ky., in the migratory movement named in t Iiapt<'r 2. 

He married in Madison County, Ky., 17 — 1803, to Elizabeth 
Oldhair, a daughter of Ready Money Richard Oldham, and Ursley 
Williams his wife. His wife, Elizabeth survived him, and afterwards 
she marripd Mr. Clark. (See Part VI, Chap. 4, Sec. 1.) 

Xote; — The names of all the children of Ben.iamin Harris and his 

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first wife, Miss Jones, to whom he was married in Virginia, the 

subject of Chapter 4 3. Samuel Harris and his wife, Nancy Wilker- 
son, who were probably married in Virginia, the subject of Chapter 
4, Sec. 6. William Harris and his wife, Anna Oldham, who were 
married in Madison County, Ky., Feb. 4, 1790, the subject of 
Chapter 44. Barnabas Harris and his wife, Elizabeth Oldham, who 
were married in Madison County, Ky., in 1803, the subject of 
Chapter 45, being unknown to the writer, the following list is presen- 
ted, that persons who know may recognize some of the children of 
the above named couples, viz: 

Permilia Harris, married Robert McCord, Dec. 31, 1795. 
Samuel Haris — Sarah, Province, Sept. 2. 1795. 
Thomas Harris — Rachael Barnes, Dec. 7, 179 6. 
Thursa Harris — Allen Holland, May 8, 1796. 
Foster Harris — Sallie Manning, Oct. 19, 1797. 
Anna Harris — Jacob Leburn, Feb. 2 8, 179 9. 
Lucy Harris — William Wilkerson, Feb. 26, 1801. 
Nancv Harris — William Woods, Sept. 25, 1802. 
William Elliot Harris — Mary Manning, March 17, 1802. 
David Harris — Nancy Cooksey, May 30, 1805. 
Samuel Harris — Elizabeth Kennedy, April 3, 1807. 
David Harris — Nancy Maxwell, Nov. 1, 1811. 
Sallie Harris — Joseph Davis, July 20, 1812. 
Elizabeth Harris — James Rynot, Feb. 2 8, 1811. 
Elizabeth Harris — Ariah Davis, Nov. 29, 1813. 
Western Harris — Elizabeth Dulaney, Feb. 2, 1815. 
Lavinia Harris — Henry King, Nov. 11, 1815. 
Robert Harris — Elizabeth Lancaster, July 3, 1815. 
William Harris — Anna Smith, Dec. 5, 1816. 
Milly Harris — Samuel Sale, Nov. 21, 1820. 
Elizabeth Harris — Richmond Stagner, June 21, 1821. 
Nancy Harris — Thomas Reid, April 19, 1821. 
Launder Harris — Howard Clanker, Dec. 5, 1821. 
Margaret Harris — Thomas Wright, Jan. 1, 1824. 
Pauline Harris — Jeremiah Lancaster, March 15, 1825. 
John Harris — Sallie Vaughn, Oct. 15, 1828. 
Sherod Harris — Theodocia Brumback, Oct. 22, 1829. 
John C. Harris — Sallie Floyd, Nov. 11, 1830. 
Mary Harris — William Wheeler, Feb. 4, 1830. 

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(Xanud in Sec. 7, Art. 4, Chap. 4.) 

Article 1. — .Tail*' Han is, a (laii,iilit«'r of tlu* old Koiituoky pionoer, 
CliiistoplK-r Hairis, and Ajiiu's McCord his second wife, was 
born in Albcniaih' County, Va., and was tlu'iH' married, April 
1, 17«4, t<» Hicliard Gentry, 1703-1798, and tiny in the migra- 
tory movement named in ('hapt«'r 2, came to >Iadison County, 
Kentucky, in 1 7S(». where they settled and spent their remain- 
ing- days. 

To them were born the twelve children named in the coming 
sections: she died in about 1820, and Richard Gentry married 
Xancy Guthrie, and raised some more children. He was a Captain 
in the Revolutionary War, enlisted in Albemarle County. Children 
of .Jane Harris and Richard Gentry: 

Section 1. Reuben Eastus Gentry, born June 6, 1785; died in 
1839. He married Elizabeth White, a daughter of Joel White of 
Madison County, Ky., and moved to Missouri in 1809; she died 
in 1818. They were the ancestors of the prominent family of Gen- 
try, of Fettus County, Missouri. Their children: 

1. Richard Gentry; married Alzira Miller. (See Part 1, Chap. 
14, Sec. 2) and secondly, Mrs. Jael Woods Hocker Gentry, widow 
of his brother. (See Section 2.) 

2. Joel W. Gentry, born March 15, 1815; married Jael Woods 
Hocker, June 19, 1848, and died Oct. 4, 1851. (See Part VH, 
Chap. 7, Section 1.) His widow married her brother-in-law, Rich- 
ard Gentry. (See Sec. 1, and Part VII, Chap. 7, Sec. 1.) 

3. Reuben E. Gentry. 

4. Major William Gentry; married . The parents of 

Jane Redd Gentry Shelton, of 4467 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, 

5. Jane Harris Gentry. 

Section 2. David Gentry, born April 11, 1787; married Susan- 
nah Maupin of Madison County, Ky., July 28, 1804, and moved to 
Missouri, they raised a large family, mostly girls. (See Part V, 
Chap. 12, Sec. 4.) 

Section 3. General Richard Gentry, born Aug. 25, 178S; mar- 
ried Ann Hawkins of Madison County, Ky., daughter of Nicholas 
Hawkins, and moved to Missouri in 1816. He was a Major General 
of Missouri troops, in the Black Hawk Indian War, and in 1837, 
accepted a commission from the Secretary of war as Colonel of 
Volunteers for the Seminole Indian war, and took his regiment of 
Missourians to Florida. On Christmas Day he was killed in battle 
at Ochochobee Lake. His children were: 

1. Ann Eliza Gentry; married John Boyart. 

2. Richard Harrison Gentry; married Mary Wyott, the parents 
of Richard Gentry, Esq., a very prominent man of Kensas City, 

3. Oliver Perry Gentry: married Eliza Bowers. 

4. Jane Gentry; married John Hudnan. 

5. Dorothy Ann Gentry; married Henry Crumbough. [ 


338 History mid Genealogies 

6. Mary Gentry: married first, Robert Clark, second, Boyle 

7. Thomas Burton Gentry; married Mary Todd. 

8. Nicholas Hawkins Gentry; unmarried, a southern patriot, 
killed in Civil War. 

Section 4. Christy Gentry, born Oct. 14, 1780: married Lucy 
Christy, of Clark County, Ky. He moved to Missouri, and became 
a very prominent missionary Baptist minister and raised a large 
family in Marion County, Mo. 

Section 5. James Gentry, born June 1, 1792; married Ann 
Campbell of Madison County, Ky. He died in Galena, 111., and his 
family moved to California in 1849. 

Section 6. Joseph McCord Gentry, born March 21, 1794; died 
in infancy. 

Section 7. Nancy Gentry, born Oct. 3, 1795; married Jeremiah 
Bush of Clark County, Ky., she was a woman of rare intelligence, 
and strength of character and raised a large family. Some of her 
children were: 

1. Judge James Bush. 

2. Ambrose Bush. 
'?,. Richard Bush. 
4. Volentine Bush. 

Several live in Missouri and Texas. 

Section 8. Joshua Gentry, born June 6, 1797: married Miss 
Henry of Missouri and settled in Marion County, Mo., where he 
raised a large family. He was a very prominent man, built the 
Hanibal and St. Joseph Railroad, of which he was President in 1864, 
when he died. 

Section 9. Joseph Gentry, born Aug. 29, 1799; married Eliz- 
abeth Tribble, lived in Madison, and afterwards in Lincoln County, 
Ky. His children were: 

1. Jane Gentry. 

2. Peter Tribble Gentry. 
:3. Mary Frances Gentry. 

4. Nancy Boone Gentry. 

5. Joseph Gentry. 

6. Richard Gentry. 

7. Alexander Gentry. 

8. Maria Gentry. 

9. Overton Harris Gentry. 
10. William Harrison Gentry. 

Section 10. Overton Gentry, born June 10, 1802; married Lu- 
cinda Reed of Madison County, Ky. (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec.3.) 
He lived in Lincoln County, Ky. They raised seven sons and four 

Section 11. Rhodes Gentry, born Aug. 5, 1804: married Ollie 
Moore and moved to Rolls County, Mo., where he died. His des- 
cendents are mostly in Oregon and California. 

Section 12. Jane Gentry, born March 28, 180G; married firstly, 
Volentine White, secondly, James Blythe, Oct. 15, 1834. Children 
of the first marriage: 

1. William Henry White; married Margaret Faulkner. (See 
Part Vn, Chap. 5, Sec. 5.) 

2. Richard J. White: married Lucv Tavlor. 

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3. Durrett While, niiirdcred by Federal soldiers during the 
Civil War. 

4. Xaufv Jane White; married John D. Harris. (See Chap. 39.) 
Cliildren of the second marria.^e: 

5. Lucy Blythe; married Captain William E. Simms, of Paris, 

6. Dovy Blythe: married Josei)h C. Anderson; she is a widow, 
living in Lexington, Ky. Has a son, James Blythe Anderson. 

7. Melissa Blythe: died unmarried. 

Xote: The (icntry Family of Allx-marlc Connfy, Va. 

Nicholas Gentry first wife, Mary and second wife Jean 

died in 1779, leaving eleven children, viz: 

1. Moses Gentry, bought land in 177 8, from Samuel Gay, on 
the old Lynchburg Road, north of Garland's store. He was a 
ruling elder in the Cove Church. He died in 1810. He married 
Their children were: 

1. Claiborne Gentry; married Jane Maxwell, daughter of 
Bazaleel Maxwell. 

2. Nicholas Gentry; married Mary Maxwell, daughter of 
Bazaleel Maxwell. 

3. Frances Gentry: married Thomas Fitzpatriclt. 

4. Joanna Gentry; married Joseph Walters. 

2. David Gentry; married first and secondly, Mary 

Eustace, daughter of Reuben Eustace. He and his brother, Mart- 
in, were owners of land on Doyle's River, prior to 1778, which 
they afterwards sold to Benajah Brown. Some of his children: 

1. Winifred Gentry; married William Martin, son of James 
Martin and Sarah Harris, his wife. (See Part IH, Chap. 5.) 

2. Richard Gentry; married Jane Harris, daughter of Chris- 
topher Harris and Agnes McCord, his wife. (See Part III, 
Chap. 4 6.) 

3. George Gentry, who died in 1818, was a son of this David 
Gentry, or his brother, Martin Gentry, and his home was not 
far from Free Union. His wife's name was Elizabeth. Their 
children were: 

1. James Gentry, who was a private in the state militia in 
the Revolutionary service. 

2. George Gentry, was a private in the state militia in the 
Revolutionary service. 

3. William Gentry. 

4. Frances Gentry: married Nathaniel Tate. 

5. Austin Gentry, emigrated to Madison County, Ky. 

6. Aaron Gentry, emigrated to Knox County, Tenn. 

7. Christopher Gentry; married Sarah ■ and died 

in 1822. Their children were: 

1. Martha Gentry: married Joel Maupin. 

2. Mary Gentry: married Henry Via. 

3. Frances Gentry; married Thomas Gibson. 

4. Elizabeth Gentry; married James Dunn. 

5. Paschal Gentry. 

6. Henry Gentry. 

7. Dicey Gentry; married Garrett White. 

8. Martha Gentry; married John Walton. 

9. Elizabeth Gentry: married Edward Ballard, son of John 
Ballard and Elizabeth Thompson his wife. They emigrated 
to Madison County, Ky. (See Part V, Chap. 13.) 

10. Nancy Gentry; married Edward Walton. 

340 ' Histori/ and Genealogies 

3. Nicholas Gentry, son of Nicholas and Mary Gentry; married 
His son: 

1. Addison Gentry; married Lucy Leake, a siste- to Shelton 
F. Leake. 

4. Mary Gentry: married Mr. Hinson. 

5. Robert Gentry, believed to be the same Robert Gentry who 
bought in 1776, from Martha, widow of Samuel Arnold, a place on 
the head-waters of Ivy Creek, which he and his wife Judith sold in 
1776, to John Woodson. 

Philip Joyner, whose daughter was the wife of one Robert 
Gentry, who once owned the land the university stands on, devised 
the land to his two grand-sons, Charles and Jesse Gentry, one of 
whom sold in 1775, and the other in 1783. It seems that these two 
grand-sons emigrated to North Carolina. Whetner Robert, son of 
Nicholas Gentry, was the son-in-law of Philip Joyner is not known. 

6. Benajah Gentry, lived on Biscuit Run, where he commenced to 
purchase land in 17 64. In 1S17, he transferred his property to his 
son, Robert Gentry, but he did not die till 183 0. He married 
His children were: 

1. Martha Gentry: married Elijah Dawson, son of Rev. Martin 
Dawson who emigrated to Calloway County, Mo. 

2. Elizabeth Gentry; married William Goodman. 

3. Robert Gentry; married Mary Wingfield, daughter of Francis 
Wingfleld, and were the parents of: 

1. Albert Gentry. 

7. Nathan Gentry. 

8. Martin Gentry, born Sept. 4, 1747, died April 23, 1827; 
married January 23, 1766, Mary Timberlake, daughter of Philip 
Timberlake, and Mary his wife, who was born Aug. 12, 1784, and 
died Nov. 19 182 7. Some of their children were: 

1. Bettie Gentry, born Dec. 27, 1766; married Daniel Maupin 
son of Daniel Maupin and Elizabeth Dabney his wife. She died 
in Madison County, Ky., June 10, 1804. (See Part V, Chap. 12.) 

2. Josiah Gentry, born June 6, 1768; married Miss Nancy Mul- 
lins. They emigrated to Madison County, Ky., where he died 
near the town of Richmond. (See Part VIII, Chan. 14.:i 

3. Bartlett Gentry; born March 16, 1770. 

4. Patsey Gentry, born May 22, 1772. 

5. Nancy Gentry, born July 15, 1783. 
There probably were other children. 

9. Elizabeth Gentry: married Mr. Haggard. 

10. Jane Gentry; married Mr. Timberlake. 

11. Ann Gentry; married Mr. Jenkins. 

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('ii.\i''ri-:ij i:. 


(Named in Sec. 9, Art. 4, Chai). 4.) 

Artich' I. — Isabel Harris a <Iaiijiiit«M' of the old Iventueky pioneer, 
Cliristoplier Harris and .\ynes MeCord his wife, was born in Al- 
beniarh' County, Va., and was in the migratory movement named 
in Chapter 2, and was married in >ra<hson County, Ky., Oct. 
2, 17!M, to .lolin Henn«'tt.. (S( ■ Part Y\, Cliap. 2, Xt.te.) 

Said John Bennett and his brother-in-law, Overton ^[arris were 
executor.s of the will of hi.s wife's sister Margaret Harris. To them 
were born the children named in the coming sections: 

Section 1. Samuel Bennett; married Elizabeth Chenaiilt, Dec. 
11, 183 4. (See Part V, Chap, i::;, Sec. 9). He was a prosperous 
farmer of Madison County, Ky. To them were born these children: 

1. William Bennett, a farmer and popular and prosperous man, 
who resided and recently died in Madison County. He married 
Annie Neale, a daughter of Col. William L. Xe.ile. 

2. John Bennett, was a lawyer of Richmond and had a large 
l)ractice; conscientious and true to his clients, popular with the 
people. Represented Madison County in thi State Senate in 

the years 18 , having been elected on the Republican ticker, 

when the Democratic party was in the majority, and had control 
of State affairs, but Bennett was ever faithfui lo his constituents, 
and admired by those politically opposed to him. He died a 

3. James Bennett, a substantial citizen and farmer of Madison 
County, residing now (1905) in Richmond. He married Sally L. 
Clay, a daughter of General Cassius Marcellus Clay, Kentucky 

4. Dr. David Bennett, a prominent physician of Lexington, Ky. 

5. Sue A. Bennett; died a femme sole. 

6. Belle Harris Bennett, very religious woman, ;<.!!d church 

7. Walter Bennett, a popular and influential citizen of Rich- 
mond, Ky., banker and financier. He married Mary Burnam, a 
daughter of Hon. Curtis F. Burnam and Sarah Rollins his wife 
(See Chap. 3, Sec. 7, B-2-8-7.) 

8. Samuel Bennett, the youngest child was at one time a dry 
good merchant of Richmond. He married Mary Warfield, they 
now live in Lexington, Ky. 

Section 2. James Bennett; married Mrs. Eliza Rollins. (See 
Chap. 3, Sec. 7, B-2-C.) 

Section 3. Benjamin Bennett; died young. 

Section 4. Mourning Bennett; married James Harris. (See 
Chap. 38.) 

34:2 History and Genealogies 



(Named in Chap. 4, Sec. 10.) ' ' 

Article 1. — Overton Harris, a son and yonngest child of the old Ken- 
tucky pioneer, Cliristopher Harris and Agnes McCord his second 
wife, was born in Albemarle Connty, Va., and in the migi'atory 
movement named in Chaptei- 2, he came to Madison County, Ky. 

He chose and won for a wife, Nancy Oldham, a daughter of Ready 
Money Richard Oldham, and Ursley Williams his first wife. (See 
Part VI, Chap. 4, Sec. 3.) He died in 1827, leaving his last will and 
testament, probated Nov. 6, 1827. After his death his widow, Nancy 
Oldham Harris, married Anderson Chenault, Senior, (See Part V, 
Chap. 13, Sec. 9.) Aug. 3, 1837. Children of Overton Harris and 
Nancy Oldham his wife: 

Section 1. Franklin Harris, a physician, died without issue, was 
a soldier in the Mexican War. 

Section 2. Solon Harris, he and his brother, Lucien, were twins. 
He married Sallie Ann Miller, daughter of Robert Miller and Sallie 
Estill his wife, (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 1) July 25, 1837. Their 
children : 

1. Emmet Harris; married Nannette Anderson. She is a widow 
now, living in Lexington, Ky. 

2. Carlisle Harris: married Will Craig of Stanford, Ky. 

3. Edna Harris; married George Phelps. 'See Part I, Chap. 
14, Section 4.) 

Section 3. Lucien Harris, he and his brother, Solon, were twins. 
He married Sallie F. Bush, Dec. 8, 1832. 

Section 4. Sidney Harris, was twice married, firstly to Mrs. 
Elizabeth Brookin, and secondly to Mrs. Mary Jane Miller, nee Addi- 
son, widow of Samuel Miller. (See Part I. Chap. 14, Sec. 2.) This 
second marriage occured April 4, 18 44. Children of the first 

1. Overton Harris; married Rowenna Lacoste. 
Children of the second wife: 

2. Sidney Harris: married Mary Mallard. 

3. Joe Addison Harris; married Rosa Douglas. They live in 
Kimbell County, Texas, Post Office, Beredon. 

4. J. Franklin Harris; married firstly, Emma Caufield and 
secondly, Minnie Armstrong. Child of the first marriage: 

1. Emma Caufield Harris. 
Children of the second marriage: 

2. Mary Harris. 

3. J. Franklin Harris, Jr. 
J. Franklin Harris has lived in Sutton County, Texas, for 

the last thirty years, and was at the Kentucky and Madison 
County Home Coming in June 190 6. 

5. Talitha Harris; married firstly James B. Letcher, and sec- 
ondly William Arbuckle. Issue of the first marriage: 

1. William R. Letcher, member of the Richmond bar; married 
Annie Pearson of Montgomery, Alabama, now live in Richmond, 

Children of the second marriage; 

2. Millard Filmore Arbuckle. 

Ilishnij (I III/ ( iriii'iihii/if's 343 

0. Matilu'W Arbufkle. 

4. Harriet Arbiickle. 

5. Charles Arbuckle. 

6. Robert Arl)uekle. 

SectioH 5. Christopher C. Harris; married Frances J. Adkins, 
July 26, 1853, rather late in life they moved to Missouri. Their 

1. Ravenna Atkins Harris; married firstly Sallie Jones, and 
secondly Mrs. Margaret .Anderson nee McGuire, there has been 
no issue of the second marriage. The children of the firsi marriage 
were : 

1. Xancy J. Harris; married Lee Baker, they live in Le.xing- 
ton, Kentucky. 

2. George C. Harris. 

3. William M. Harris. 

Ravenna A. Harris, lived in the west for a time, but returned and 
is now a citizen of Madison County, Ky. 

2. Nannie Harris; married Theodore K. Lisle. They live in 
Butler, Bates County, Missouri. Their chlldi'en: 

1. Ida Lisle; dead. 

2. Harris Lisle; unmarried. 

3. Frankie Lisle. 

4. Richard Lisle. 

3. Overton Harris; married Emma Etzler. They live in Lawton, 
Oklahoma. Their children: 

1. Frankie Harris. 

2. Lizzie Harris. 

3. Ruth Harris. 

4. John B. Harris; married Ella Clark. They live in T^awton, 
Oklahoma. Their children: 

.1. Francisco Harris. 
2. Clark Harris. 
• 3. Caroline Harris. 

5. Malboy Harris; married George W. Clardy. They live in 
Kansas City, Mo. Their children; 

1. Christopher Harris, and four others names unknown to 

6. Lizzie Karr Harris; married Joseph Clark. They live in 
Kansas City, Mo. Tlieir children names are not furnished. 

Section 6. Overton Harris, Junior, died unmarried. One Over- 
ton Harris, married Nannie Fielding Feb. 3, 1842. 

Section 7. Elizabeth Harris; married Joseph Tevis. Their 

1. Nancy Tevis; married William E. Wilkei'son, Dec. 23, 1845. 
Their children: 

1. Joseph Tevis Wilkerson; married Ellen Russel. 

2. William B. Wilkerson; married first Lula Pigg, and sec- 
ondly Mattie Pigg. 

3. Elizabeth Wilkerson; married Benson Cobb. 

4. James Wilkerson; married Ethel Mann. 

5. Mary Wilkerson; married Charles Tipton. 

6. Christopher Harris Wilkerson; married Mrs. Jennie Mul- 

7. Dudley Tribble Wilkerson. 

8. Lucy Wilkerson; married A. L. Darnaby, of Lexington, Ky. 

2. James Tevis, was a confederate soldier in Captain Thomas 
B. Collins, Company, F., 7th, afterwards the 11th. Kentucky 


Histonj anil Genealogies 

Cavalry, Colonel D. Waller Chenault, under the command of Gen- 
eral John H. Morgan, and was on the noted raid into the states 
of Indiana and Ohio. In 1874, he was elected cleric of the 
Madison County Court, which office he held two terms, of four 
years each. Afterwards he was elected Judge of the Richmond 
Police Court. He has been dead several years. Their children: 

1. Sallie Tevis; dead. 

2. Russell Tevis; dead. 

3. William Wilkerson Tevis. 

4. David Russel Tevis: married 
was lately Mayor of the City of 
Seattle, Washington. 

5. Hugh Russel Tevis. 
Daisey Tevi.s: dead. 
Joseph H. Tevis. 
Anna Hogue Tevis. 

Two children died in infancy unmarried. 
3. Tevis: died. 

Elizabeth Lewis Smith. He 
Richmond, since moved to 



Section 8. Talitha Harris; married Waller Chenault, Oct. 30, 
18 33. (See Part V, Chap. 13, Sec. 9.) Their children: 

1. William O. Chenault, was twice married, first to Caledonia 
Miller, daughter of Samuel Miller and Mary Ann Addison his 


wife, (See Part I, Chap. 14, Sec. 
Children of the first marriage: 

1. Callie Chenault; married 
Chap. 11, Sec. 2, and Chap. 

2. Lizzie Chenault; married 

1. Nicholas Harber. 

2. Overton Harber. 

3. Mattie Clienault; married Clarence 
I, Chap. 14, Sec. 2, and Part II, Chap, 

1. Mary Woods. 
Mary Chenault 

and secondly, Lucy Glibert. 

(See Part I, 


D. B. Shackelford. 

14, Sec. 2.) 

Daniel Harber. Their 



Sec. 3.) 

(See Part 
Had one 


married James M. Smith. Their children: 
married Julian Proctor Van Winkle, 
married Isaac Newton Combs. 

Kate Smith; 
Mattie Smith: 

3. Preston Smith. 

4. William Smith. 

5. Harvey C. Smith. 

2. Elizabeth Chenault; married Joseph Brinker. 

3. Captain Joseph Chenault, fell in the battle of Horse Shoe 
Bend in 1863, whilst in the service of the Confederate Army. 

4. Susannah Chenault; married William (Wagoner) Miller, 
son of Samuel Miller and Mary Ann Addison his wife. (See Part 
I, Chap. 14, Sec. 2.) 

5. Carlisle Chenault; married Thomas D. Chenault. 
5, Chap. 13, Sec. 9.) Their children: 

1. Lila Chenault; married Nelson Gay. 

2. John B. Chenault: married first Lena Jennings, 
ondly Miss . 

3. Ann Chenault; married Mr. McCown. 

4. Thomas D. Chenault, Jr., married Laura Walker, 
of J. Stone Walker. 

5. Carlisle Chenault. 

6. Eleanor Chenault. 

6. Christopher D. Chenault, was twice married, first to Florence 
Dillingham, daughter of Henry B. Dillingham and Margaret Yates 

(See Part 

and sec- 


History and Genealogies 345 

his wife, and secondly, to Sallie D. Huni])hreys. Children of the 
first marriage: 

1. Margaret Chenault; married James Crutcher. 

2. Florence Chenault. 

:!. .Joseph Chenault; married Bessie Spears. 
4. Miss Kit Chenault; married Harrison Simrall of Lexington, 

7. Dr. Waller Chenault: married Salli(> Webb c'i I.ew Castle, 
Ky., had one son : 

1. Waller Chenault, a resident of Madison County, Ky., un- 

8. Nancy Chenault ; niai lied Dr. George W. Exans, he served in 
the Federal Army. She died and afterwards Dr. Evans married 
Mary Spencer Smith. (See Part 2, Chap. 11, Sec. 5.) Children of 
Nancy Chenault and Dr. G. W. Evans: 

1. George W. Evans: married Minna Crutcher. 

2. Leslie Evans: married Laura Lyn. (See Section 9.) 

:i. ,Ioe Evans, expert handling steam scraper in work on 
Panama Canal. 

4. Mary Evans; married Thomas Pickles, editor "Kentucky 
Register," published in Richmond, Ky. 

5. Overton Evans. 

6. William Evans, twin. 

7. Evans, twin; dead. 

C] 9. Overton Harris Chenault; married Lila McCann. He is a 
wealthy farmer and stockman of Fayette County, Ky. Handles 
blooded horses. 

10. Laura Chenault; married P. H. Eastin, issue: 
1. David Eastern. 

11. Ella Chenault; married William D. Watts. Their children: 

1. Alline Watts. 

2. Lillian Watts; married Mr. Smith of Lexington, Ky. 

3. Ethel Watts; married Dr. Harry Blanton, of Richmond, Ky. 

12. David Chenault; married Bettie Bronston. 

Section 9. Caroline Harris; married Michael L. Stoner, May 4, 
1843. His grand-father Michael Stoner, was one of the bold and 
daring spirits in the very earliest pioneer days of Kentucky. In 
1767, he was on Cumberland River, at the mouth of Stone River, 
below the mouth of the Rockcastle, with Harrod on a hunting ex- 
pedition, where they met a party from South Carolina, composed of 
Isaac Lindsey and four other hardy adventurers. In 1774, in com- 
pany with Daniel Boone, he made the extraordinary trip from Vir- 
ginia to the Falls of the Ohio, by order of Governor Dunmore, to 
conduct a party of surveyors into the settlements. In 1776, he built 
a cabin on Stoner Fork of Licking River, now called Stoner Creek. 
He and Simon Kenton, were in Fayette County together In the 
latter part of the year 177 5, Stoner having come with Boone to Ken- 
tucky in 1774, met with Kenton at the Blue Lick, in 1775, and 
Kenton left his camp and accompanied Stoner to the interior settle- 
ments, where Kenton spent the winter of 1775-6. Michael Stoner 
was a scout and- Indian spy, and hunter for the Boonsborough Fort. 
He raised corn in what is Bourbon County, in 1776, on the place 
where Samuel Clay lived for many years. (Collins) The old adven- 
turous pioneer, Michael Stoner married Miss Franky Tribble, daugh- 
ter of the pioneer preacher, Andrew Tribble and they had a son: 

1. George Washington Stoner, who married Nancy Tribble, 
daughter of Peter Tribble (son of Andrew) and Mary Boone his 
wife, the latter a daughter of George Boone, a brother to Daniel 
Boone. Of their children were: 

346 Hisfori/ and Genealogies 

1. Michael L. Stoner; married Caroline Harris, as aforesaid. 

2. Minerva T. Stoner; married first John Grubbs, a son of 
Jesse Grubbs and Nancy Oldham his wife, (See Part VI, Chap. 

36, Sec. 3) and a grand-son of Higgason Grubbs another noted 
old Kentucky pioneer. She survived her husband, and married 
the second time General Richard Williams of Montgomery County, 
Ky., a brother to the late General John S. (Cerro Gordo) Wil- 
liams. She now lives at Mt. Sterling, Ky. (Since this writing she 
has died.) Children of Caroline Harris and Michael Stoner: 

1. Nannie Harris Stoner; married J. S. Crawford. 

2. George Overton Stoner; married Zilpa Rose. 

3. Talitha Chenault Stoner; married G. L. Whitney. 

4. Peter Tribble Stoner; married Mary Donelson. 

5. Maria Stoner; married J. R. Lyn. She is now a widow 
living with her son-in-law, Leslie P. Evans, two miles east of 
Richmond, Ky. Their children: 

1. Laura Lyn; married Leslie Evans. (See Sec. 8.) Their 
children : 

1. Nannie Evans. 

2. Leslie Peter Evans. 

6. William Little Stoner; married Annie Sutherland. 

7. Lillie Stoner; married William Hunt. 

8. William H. Stoner. 

9. David Stoner; married Luetta Donalson. 

Section 10. Nancy Hai^'ris; died wiilTile attending school at 
Georgetown, Ky. 

No'te: — The Reverend Andrew Tribble was born March 22, 1741, 
and was married in 1768, to Sally Burrass. She was born Sept. 30, 
1753. The former died Dec. 30, 1822, and the latter Dec. 15, 18 30. 
Their children were born in the following order:- 

1. Prances T. Tribble, born Sept. 3, 17 69; married Michael 
Stoner, he was born Sept. 30, 1753, and he died Sept. 3, 1814. (A) 

2. Samuel Tribble, born Dec. 30, 1771. 

3. Peter Tribble, born Oct. 8, 1773, married Oct. 8, 1793, Polly 
Boone, she died Sept. 14, 1831. (B) 

4. Thomas Tribble, born June 13, 1776. 

5. Nancy Tribble, born Nov. 6, 1778; married April 3, 1794, 
David Chenault. (See Part V, Chap. 13, Sec. 9.) 

6. Sallv B. Tribble, born Feb. 9, 1781; married March 7, 1799, 
David Crews. (See Part V, Chap. 12, Sec. 1-2.) She died Feb. 2, 
1810, and David Crews married again. 

' 7. Silas Tribble, born June 3, 1783; married Oct. 30, 1809, 
' Jerusha White. He died Nov. 18, 184 2.. 

8. Andrew Tribble, born Dec. 2, 1785; married June 2 4, 1810, 
Lucy Boone. 

9. Mary Tribble, born March 29, 1788; married Dec. 2 3, 1806, 
to Joseph Stephenson. Their son: 

1. James M. Stephenson; died Sept. 28, 1809. 

10. John Tribble (General), born Aug. 15, 1790; married first 
Sept. 18, 1834, Martha A. White, (daughter of Galen White and 
Mildred his wife. Galen White died Nov. 4, 1833, and Mildred his 
wife, died May 17, 1819, of their children, Henry White, died 
Oct. 13, 1813, Franky White, died Nov. 1812, James White, died 
Dec. 20, 1827, Jefferson White, died June 10. 1829.) Martha A. 
the wife of General John Tribble, died June 20, 1850, at four 
o'clock, P. M., and Mav 6, 1852, Gen. Tribble, married Sally 
Coffey, the latter died 10-15 A. M., Jan. 3, 1865. General Tribble 

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and his firist wife Martlia A. White, were the i)arenls of Rev. 
Andrew Jefferson Tribble, a Baptist minister who lives near Rich- 
mond, Madison County, Ky. The hite John Tribble, and the Hon. 
Durrett W. Tribble who at one time represented Madison County 
in the Kentucky ijej^islalure, and others. 

11. Patsey Tribble, born March 7, 1794; married Oct. 5, 1812, 
Jacob White. 

12. Dudley Tribble, born May 1, 1797; married Jan. 21, 1819, 
Matilda H. Tevis, and were the i)arents of the late James P. 
Tribble. Dudley Tril)ble now a citizen of Richmond, Ky. Robert 
G. Tribble, who removed to Missouri and others. 

(A) Leonard G. Stoner, son of Michael Stoner; died Mav 20, 

(B) Samuel Tribble: died May 3, 1S:;1. 
William Tribble: died IS 31. 

Peter Tribble; died Oct. 21, 1836. 

Sally Simpson: died Aug. 4, 1824. 

(A) Sally Ann Stoner: died April 23, 1831. 



(Named in Chap. 2, Sec. 3.) 

Article 1. — Overton Harris, (data furnished by Hon. Willis Overton 
Harris, a son of AV'illiani Harris and Temperance Overton his 
wife, and a younger brother of Ma.joi" Plobert HaiTis of Albe- 
marle; married Anne Nelson, and of tlie issue of the marriage 
was a son. 

Section 1. Nelson Harris: married Mary Prior, and they lived 
at Buck Hill, in Louisa County, Va., and among their children was 
a son: 

1. Hilary Harris; married Phoebe Ann Hobson, and they made 
their home in Powhatan County, Va. The children born to them 

1. Maria Harris, now living unmarried. 

2. Joseph Hobson Harris, killed in Tenn., in 1858. 

3. John Nelson Harris. 

4. Lavinia Harris; married Daniel Hatcher. 

5. Christiana Harris, now living unmarried. 

6. Hilary V. Harris, was a Captain in the Confederate States 
Army, and was killed at Sailors Creek in 18 65. 

7. Sarah Octavia Harris; died unmarried. 

8. Abner Harris: married Flora Harris, daughter of Nathan 
W. Harris, of Frederickshall, Va. 

9. Willis Overton Harris: married Caroline Adams, daughter 
of Benjamin Adams of Louisville, Ky. W. 0. Adams saw service 
in the Civil War as member of the Corps of Cadets of the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute. Since 1868, he has practiced law in 
Louisville, Ky., and served an unexpired term on the Circuit 
Court bench, from 1887 to 1888. He was the special judge who 
rendered the decision in the Clark Circuit Court in the pro- 
ceedings against the Hon. William Morgan Beckner, by which 
that talented and distinguished lawyer was suspended from the 
practice for two years, which judgment was reversed by the 
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History and Genealogies 

Article 2. — Early Marriages in Madison County, Ky., gleaned from 
the first Mai-riage Register of County Court. 























Hannah — Okley, Abner, April 7, 1805. 

Mary — Warmsley, Wm., Jan. 27, 1807. 

.John — Walker, Elizabeth, May 1, 1809. 

Eleanor — Ballard, John, Dec. 26, 1809. 

Andrew — Reid, Jane, Oct. 5, 1813. 

Polly — Wood.s, Archibald, Oct. 4, 1814. 

John — Wallace, Isabella, Dec. 9, 1815. 

Elizabeth, E. — Jame.s O. Boatman, Aug. 27, 1837. 

Martha, France.s — Robert W. Langley, Feb. 19, 1846. 

Rachael, Ann — Wm. F. Bates, Oct. 16, 1851. 

Sarah — Wm. Johnson, Nov. 30, 1854. 

Isabella — Wallace, John, Dec. 9, 1815. 

Jane — Kavanaugh, Nicholas, Jan. 12, 1817. 

Elizabeth — Yates, John, Aug. 2 6, 1819. 

Patsy — Kerfoot James, Dec. 4, 182 2. 

Ella, (Ballard) — Gov, Robert, Jan. 31, 1826. 

Nancy — Cergacy, Rev., Jefferson, Oct. 29, 1833. 

Sarah, M. — Irvine W. Anderson, Oct. 26, 1843. 

Ann M. — Brown Lee Yates, Feb. 19, 1846. 

Margaret, Jane — James Baldock, Oct. 19, 1852. 

Bettie S. — William A. Anderson, Nov. 8, 1856. 

Allen — Ann S. Dinwiddle, Mav 12, 183 5. 

Items Connecting tlie 

Wallace Name with 
and Court Records. 

Events from History 

Section 1. John S. Wallace, was one of three settlers in Losanti- 
ville (now Cincinnati) when in the fall of 1789, seventy soldiers 
stationed at Fort Washington, at said place for the defense of the 
settlers, were about to abandon their post for want of supplies, who 
went down in canoes from six to ten miles into what are now Ken- 
ton and Boone Counties in Kentucky, secreted their canoes in the 
mouth of a small branch, and by their faithfulness killed buffalo, 
deer and bear enough to provide the soldiers for six weeks, until 
supplies came from Pittsburg. (C) 

Section 2. Caleb Wallace, was one of the three first Judges of 
the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Also one of the many subscribers to 
the proposals for establishing a society to be called "The Kentucky 
Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge," Dec. 1, 1787. (C) 

Section 3. William Wallace. The first Court of Quarter Sessions 
of Logan County was held in 1801. The first Circuit Court thereof 
in 1803, by Nineva Edwards, Judge, and two associate Justices. The 
next Judge was William Wallace. (C) 

Section 4. A Mr. Wallace, a Scotchman, in 1791-2, was successor 
to a Scotchman named McQuilty, who taught the first school in Mays- 
lick in Mason County, Kentucky in 1789-90. (C) 

Section 5. The names who served in the Kentucky Legislature: 

In the Senate — 
Caleb B. Wallace, from the County of Boyle, 18 50-1. 

In the House of Representatives — 
William Wallace, from the County of Crittenden, 1848. 
Samuel Wallace, from the County of Woodford, 183 5. 
Salem Wallace, from the County of Madison, 1845. 

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John Walliue, I'loni ihe County of Boone, ISiJG, llSoi>-lS42, and 
lS42-(; (C) 

Section 6. William A. Wallace, born in lsi'7. He was a member 
of the Pennsylvania Senate in 1S62-7, and represented that state 
in the V. S. Senate as a Democrat in 1875-18 81. (A-c) 

Section 7. William H. L. Wallace, 1821-1862. Served during 
the Mexican War. He commanded a brigade at Fort Donelson, and 
at Shiloh in the Civil War, was morlalyy wounded at Shiloh after 
a gallant stand against the enemy. (A-c) 

Section 8. .John W. Wallace, was the reporter of cases in the 
U. S. Supreme Court 1863-1875. (23 volumes) A-c) 

Section 9. Llew Wallace, born in 1827, was a lawyer of Indiana, 
politican, soldier and man of letters. He volunteered in the Civil 
War, and commanded a division at the battle of Fort Donelson, and 
was made Majov-General of Volunteers. Previous to the battle of 
Shiloh his division was stationed at Crump's Landing, near the main 
Army and could not reach the field for the first days fighting, but 
took part in same the second day. He commanded the defense of 
Cincinnati in anticipation of General E. Kirby Smith's attack in 
July 1864; in the battle of the Monococy Wallace though defeated 
by General Early gained time to save the Capital. He was Governor 
of Utah in 1878-1881. Minister to Turkey in 1881-5. He wrote 
the "Life of President Harrison," and the novels, "A Fair God," 
"Ben Hur," and the 'P'rince of India." (A-c) 

Section 10. Alfred Russel Wallace, an English Naturalist, born 
at Usk Monmouthshire, Jan. S, 1822. He was employed for several 
years in the architectural office of his brother, and then devoted 
himself to natural history. In 1848, he accompanied Mr. H. W. 
Bates in a scientific expedition to Brazil, where after a protracted 
sojourn in Para, he explored the primeval forests of the Amazon and 
Rio Negro, returning to England in 1852. His valuable collections 
especially rich in the departments of Ornithology and botany, were 
in great part destroyed by shipwreck. In 1853, he published "Travels 
of the Amazon and Rio Negro," and "Palm Trees of the Amazon and 
their I'Ses,'" and in 1854 undertook a journey to the East Indies, 
where for a period of nearly eight years he explored the greater part 
of the i.slands constituting the Malay Archipelago, and portions of 
Paupa. While pursuing his researches relative to the fauna and 
flora of these regions, Mr. Wallace, unaware of Darvin's previous 
labors, in the same direction, attempted the solution of the problem 
of the origin of species, and arrived at almost the same general 
conclusions which were simultaneously reached by that naturalist. 
His paper 'On th: tzndency of varieties to depart indefinately from 
the original Type," transmitted through Sir Charles Lyell to the 
Linnoean Society, was read before that body on July 1, 1858, coin- 
cidently with the reading of Mr. Darvin's paper, "On the tendency of 
species to form varieties, and on the perpetuation of species and vari- 
eties by means of natural selection." Though recognizing the 
efficacy of Natural selection in producing most of the changes attrib- 
uted to its action, by Mr. Darvin he denies its competence to effect 
without the joint agency of some higher cause, the transition to man 
from the Anthropoid Apes. In 1862, Mr. Wallace returned to Eng- 
land, where for several years he was mainly engaged in the classifi- 
cation of his collection which embraced upwards of 100,000 entomo- 
logical specimens, and more than 8,000 birds. The result of his 
Eastern explorations were partially embodied in "The Malay Arch- 

352 Histori/ and Genealogies 

ipelago, the Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise," 
(1S69). Mr. Wallace has of late been prominently associated with 
the believers in the so-called spiritualistic phenomena, to the exami- 
nation of which he has devoted special attention. His observations 
were published in a series of essays in the "Fortnightly Review" for 
1874 reprinted as "Miracles and Modern Spiritualism." (1875) In 
18 68, he received the royal medal from the Royal Society, and in 
187 the gold medal from the Geographical Society of Paris. In 
1870, he published "Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selec- 
tions." His elaborate work, "On the Geographical Distribution of 
Animals," appeared in 1876. in English, French and German. (A-c) 

Section 11. Horace Binney Wallace, an American Author, born 
in Philadephia Feb. 26, 1817; died in Paris Dec. 16, 1852. He grad- 
uated at Princeton College and studied law, but never practiced. 
In connection with Judge Hare he edited and annotated "American 
Leading Cases," "Smith's Leading Cases" and "White and Tudor's 
Leading Cases in Equity," which have passed through numerous 
editions. He published anonomously "Stanley, or the Recollections 
of a Man of the World," a novel, (Philadelphia 1838) and after his 
death were published "Art and Scenery in Europe, with Other Pa- 
pers," and "Literary Criticisms" and other papers. (1856.) (A-c) 

Section 12. Sir William Wallace, a Scottish patriot, born about 
1270, executed at Smithfleld Aug. 23, 1305. He was of Anglo- 
Norman decent, the younger son of Sir Malcolm Wallace, knight of 
Ellerslie. While at the high school in Dundee, in an altercation he 
stabbed the son of the English Governor of Dundee Castle and fled. 
For sometime he was an outlaw, in the fastnesses of the Southern 
Higlands, and his accomplishments, personal prowess, and bravery 
drey.' around him a considerable number of followers, including sev- 
eral men of note. After the insurrection broke out in 1297, he at- 
tacked the English Justiciary holding Court at Scone, took many 
prisoners, and killed many more. At the same time Sir William Dou- 
glas, and others of his adherents surprised and compelled the sur- 
render of the English garrisons in the castles of Durisdeer and San- 
quhar. Edward I, sent into Scotland an army of 40,000 men with a 
small cavalry troop, under Sir Henry Percy and Sir Robert Clifford. 
The Scottish force had assembled at Lophmaben, and on the approach 
of the English a night attack was made by Wallace, who was forced 
to fall back toward Irvine in Ayrshire. Dissensions arose among the 
Chiefs in the Scottish army and a treaty was agreed upon. Wallace 
and Murray of Bothwell, alone of the leaders protested and retired 
into the Northern Counties where they speedily recruited a power- 
ful force, and surprised and captured the English garrisons at Aber- 
deen, Dunnoltar, Forfar, and Montrose. Wallace had begun the seige 
of Dundee, when he heard of the advance of a p^^^- -ful English army 
toward the River Forth, in the direction of Stirling. He at once 
abandoned the siege and recruiting as he went reached Stirling with 
40,000 foot, and 180 horse. The English 50,000 foot and 1,000 
horse, were under the command of the earl of Surrey. Several 
titled deserters from the Scottish army, who were with Surrey, were 
deputed to persuade Wallace to capitulate, a free pardon being offer- 
ed unconditionally in the name of the English King. The terms were 
i-ejected and a large portion of Surrey's force crossed the river, and 
fought the great battle of Cambus Kenneth, or Strotingbridge, Sept. 
10, 1297. From their advantageous position Wallace's men 
drove them hack, and pursued them to the border town of Berwick. 
King Edward's forces were almost completely cut to pieces and Wal- 
lace bv general consent, in the absence of the lawful Monarch (John 

Uisliin/ (iihl (l('ii('(il()(/ii's 35;i 

then in the tower of London) was declared guardian of the King- 
dom of Scotland. A severe famine following suggested the in- 
vasion of the Northern Counties of England, Wallace laid waste 
the country, from tho borders to New Castle and rcMurned with his 
spoils to attempt an organization of Scotland. 

Meanwhile Edward had raised an army of 80,000 infantry and 
7,000 horse, a portion of this force, landed by sea, on the North East 
coast and suffered a partial reverse, but the main body advanced 
Northward from the border and on July 22, 12S9, came up with the 
Scottish forces near Falkirk, where a decisive engagement was fought, 
in which the army of Wallace was defeated with a loss according to 
various historians of 15,000. For several years after this Wallace 
carried on a guerilla warfare, and he also went to Paris, to s« cure 
French intervention. In Feb. i;!04, he was declared an outlaw. 
T^arge rewards were offered by Edward for his arrest, and he was 
ultimately betrayed by Sir John Moutieth. The day after his arrival 
in London, the form of a trial was gone through in Westminster 
Hall, the prisoner in derision of his pretensions to the throne of 
Scotland being decorated with a crown of laurel. He was condemned 
to death, and the same day dragged at the tail of a horse to West 
Smithfield and then hung, drawn and quartered. His hand was set 
upon London bridge and his limbs were exposed at New Castle, Ber- 
wick, Perth and Sterling. (A-c) 

Section 1?.. William Vincent Wallace, an Irish composer in 
Waterford in 181.5, died at the Chateau de Bayen Haute, Garoune, 
France, Oct. 12. 1S65. He received his earliest musical instruction 
from his father, a military band master, and at the age of 15 could 
play on every instrument of the orchestra and had written numerous 
compositions for military bands, as a performer on the piano, forte 
and violin, he showed great excellence. At the age of 18, on account 
of failing health he went to New South Wales, and was long en- 
gaged in agricultural pusuits. He gave his first concert at Sydney 
with great success, and thenceforth travelled extensively over the 
Southern Hemisphere deriving large emoluments in the Spanish 
American cities from his performances on the violin and piano forte 
After a professional tour in the United States he returned in 1S4."). 
to England, where his first opera "Montana" was produced with 
great success . He then produced in rapid succession "Matilda of 
Hungary" "The Maid of Zurich," "Gulnare" and "Olga," several of 
which were performed in Germany, and elsewhere in Continental 
Europe. In 1849, he was commissioned to write an opera for the 
grand opera of Paris, but had scarcely begun the work when he 
became blind. For the purpose of recovering his eyesight, he made 
a voyage to Rio de Janerio, whence he in 1850 came to the United 
States. Several years later he returned to England where in 1854, 
his "Lurline" and in 1861, his "Amberwick," were brought out. In 
1862, he produced "Loves Triumph"" and in 180:], "The Desert 
Flower." (A-c) 

From Madison County Kentucky Court Orders: 
Section 14. Michael Wallace. March 7, 1797. On the motion 
of Michael Wallace, his ear mark, towit: A crop and over keel, and 
under keel in the left ear, was ordered to be recorded. 

November 5, 1799. Hands allotted to work under Michael Wal- 
lace, as surveyor of the state road. His own hands, William Kerr, 
Cornelius Maupin. John Reids hands, James Coulter's hands, Wil- 
liam Kavanaugh, James Coulter, Jr., Captain William Briscoe's 
. (23) 

o54 Histori/ and <!( iu'dlof/ies 

In Culpeper County, Virginia. 
From Notes by Dr. Slaughter. (Sec. 15 to 31.) 

Section 15. Michael Wallace, born 17 38; married Mary Kelton 
Glassell, daughter of Andrew Glassell and Elizabeth Taylor his wife. 
Andrew was a son of Robert Glassel and Mary Kelton, and Robert 
was a son of John Glassel of Runkan, Scotland, and Mary Coalter 
his wife. 

Section 16. Dr. Michael Wallace, was born in Scotland, in 1755, 
and in his youth was apprenticed at Glascow, to Dr. Gustavus Brown 
of Port Tobacb, Maryland, to learn- medicine, the indenture of ap- 
prenticeship, is now in the possession of one of his descendants in 
Kentucky. This shows the way doctors were made in those days. 
Dr. Michael Wallace presented an account to the vestry for 800 
pounds of tobacco, for successfully treating Eliza Maddox. He is an 
ancestor of the Winston families now living in Culpeper, and the 
Wallace families of Fredericksburg and Stafford County, Va. Their 
children were: 

1. Ellen Wallace; married Mr. Somerville. 

2. Gustavus Wallace. 

3. H. Nelson Wallace. 

4. Elizabeth Wallace; married Mr. Wallace. 

5. Louisa Wallace; married Mr. Goodwin. 

6. James Wallace. 

7. Marianna Wallace; married Mr. Conway. 

Section 17. Dr. James B. Wallace; married Sarah Ann Clayton. 

Section IS. G. M. Wallace, of Stafford County, Va., married 
Dora Green, daughter of George Green and Bettie Ashby his wife. 

Section 19. Mary Wallace; married William A. Winston, and 
had: . 

1. Walker Winston; died unmarried. 

2. Martha Winston; married Dr. Payne, issue: 
1. William Henry Payne. 

3. Mary Winston; married Daniel F. Slaughter, issue: 

1. Mary Slaughter. 

2. Ellen Slaughter. 

3. Caroline Slaughter. 

4. John Slaughter. 

5. Daniel Slaughter. 

4. James Winston, went to California. 

5. Wallace Winston. 

6. Isaac Winston. 

7. Caroline Winston; married John S. Hamilton, issue: 

1. Hugh Hamilton. 

2. Mary Hamilton. 

8. Arthur Winston. 

9. Lucien Winston. 

Section 20. Mary Wallace, of Augusta, Ga., married John St. 
Pierre Gibson, issue: 

1. Dr. Edwin Lacey Gibson; married Mary Miller of Raleigh, 
North Carolina. 

2. Elizabeth Pendleton Gibson. 

Section 21. A. Henderson Wallace, enlisted Oct. 1864, in Com- 
pany C. 3 0th Virginia Infantry, Corse's Brigade, Pickett's Division 
of the Confederate Army. 

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Section 22. Thomas Wallace's will bears date June 1814, pro- 
bated Sept. 21, ISIS. He owned land in Madison County, Ky., and 
in Ohio. His children named: 

1. James Wallace. 

2. Caroline Wallace, and others. 

He had a brother .John Wallace, and a nephew, G. B. Wallace. 

Section 2:!. Mr. Wallace; married Martha Hill, daughter 

of Russel Hill and Peggy Baptist hi swife. 

Section 24. Elizabeth Wallace, of King George County; married 
Phili]) P. Xalle, warden of St. Paul's Church, and a son of Martin 
Nalle and Nellie M. Barbour his wife. 

Section 2 5. Prof. Clarence B. W^allace of Nashville, Tenn., 
married IMary B. Barbour, daughter of .John S. Barbour and Eliza- 
beth Byrne his wife, of Pittsburg. 

Section 2 6. Cecilia Wallace and Mary Ann Wallace, were 
members of the Presbyterian Church of Culpeper, which in 1837, 
comprised the Counties of Culpeper, Madison, Orange, Spottsylvania 
and Rappahannock, which church was organized In 1813. 

Malinda Wallace; married Thomas Marshall in 1806. 
Susannah Wallace; married James B .Rice, in 1800. 
William Wallace; married Mildred Walker, in 1791. 
William Wallace; married Eliza Yates, in 1806. 
Oliver Wallace; married Anna Wright, in 17 9.5. 

Malcolm Wallace, son of Peter Wallace, Jr., and 

was in the army under General Morgan at Boston, 

in the service in 1775. (See Chap. 15, Sec. 1.) 

Samuel Wallace, son of Peter Wallace, Jr., and 
Martha Woods, was an officer in the Revolutionary Army, and com- 
manded at Fort George, on the Virginia frontier, during the French 
and Indian War. (See Chap. 15, Sec. 2.) (N M WM 

Section 3 4. James Wallace, son of Peter Wallace, Jr., and 
Martha Woods, was an Ensign in the third Virginia Regiment of 
the Revolution, and died of small-pox in Philadelphia in 17 7 6. (N 
M W) (See Chapter 15, Section 3.) 

Section 3 5. Captain Adam Wallace of Rockbridge County, Va., 
son of Peter Wallace, Jr., and Martha Woods, was Captain of a com- 
pany of the tenth Virginia Regiment, and was with Buford at the 
terrible massacre on the Waxhaw^ in South Carolina, May 29, 1780. 
After killing many of the enemy with his espontoon (a kind of pike), 
he died bravely fighting. Another brother. Captain Hugh Wallace 
in the regular army, died in Philadelphia of small-pox. See Chap. 
15, Section 4. (N M W and Augusta County annals by Waddell.) 

Section 36. Andrew Wallace, son of Peter Wallace, Jr., and 
Martha Woods, was Captain of a company of the Sth Virginia Reg- 
iment, and was killed at Guilford Court House, South Carolina, in 
1781. (See Chap. 15, Sec. 5.) (N M W) 

Section 37. "Big Foot" (William) Wallace, was born in Rock- 
bridge Countv, Va., in 1S16, the County in which the widow Eliz- 
abeth Woods' Wallace and her sons, had settled some eighty years 
previous as related in the next Chapter, and Big Foot Wallace was 
a descendant of Peter Wallace, Senior and his widow Elizabeth. This 
subject emigrated to Texas in about 1835, and played such a promi- 











Section 32. 
Martha Woods, 
and died there 
(N M W) 



356 History and Genealogies 

nent part in the affairs of Texas, and in the encounters with the 
predatory bands of Indians and Mexicans, that his name was made 
famous. He was a comrade in arms of Captain David McFadden, a 
veteran of three wars, and still an active farmer, and stock raiser of 
McLennon County, Texas, where he settled in 1851, two miles beyond 
the danger line, being what was called the out side settler, and was 
constantly on the alert, with his rifle against the plundering blood- 
thirsty commanches, and who still rides his broncho, and looks 
personally after his farms and ranches. 

Big Foot Wallace was of the band of Texans who chased General 
Woll, at the head of a Mexican Army across the Rio Grande, into 
Mexico, as related in Part VI, Chapter 13a, Section 1, and was one 
of the prisoners of Mier, captured the day after Christmas Day 1842, 
and placed in the Lottery of Death, and the brave Texan who ex- 
claimed "Another Alimo" and said "Don't talk to me of Mexican 
magnanimity; it means fill us with beans one day, and bullets the 
next." And who in 18 44 led the last remnant of the nearly starved 
and naked prisoners of Mier back across the Rio Grande, and upon 
reaching the Lone Star got down on their knees and kissed her soil, 
they had helped to buy with blood and tears. He died at his ranch 
in Freeo County, south of San Antonio, Texas, in 1904, and was 
buried in the state cemetery at Austin. (See Chap. 3, Sec. 4-8-3.) 

Section 38. List of towns, lakes, etc., named for Wallace, found 
on map: 

New York — Wallace. 

Pennsylvania — Wallace. 

Wallace Junction. 


North Carolina — Wallace. 
Georgia — Wallace. 

Kentucky — Wallace Station. 

Ohio — Wallace Mills. 

Michigan — Wallace. 

Missouri — Wallace. 

Arkansas — Wallaceburg. 

Texas — Wallis Station. 

North Dakota — Wallace. 
California — Wallace. 

Oregon — Wallace. 

Virginia — Wallace. 

Wallace's Mills. 

Wallace Switch. 

West Virginia — Wallace. 
South Carolina — Wallaceville. 
Alabama — Wallace. 

Mississippi — Wallace. 
Louisana — Wallace Lake. 

Indiana — Wallace. 

Illinois — Wallace. 

Wisconsin — Wallace. 

Minnesota — Wallace R-32. 

Wallace T-15. 

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Kansas — - Wallace County. 

Nebraska — Wallace. 

Idaho — Wallace. 

Washington — Wallace. 

CllAPTElJ •?. ^ 


Article 1 .^This family is of Anglo-Xorniaii-Scotch-Irish blood, and 
by luaiiv of tbe iianic, believed tbat their lineafje runs back to 
Sir Malcolm AVallace, Knight of Kllerslio, of the thirteenth cen- 
tury, father of the noble Highlander, Sir William Wallace, Scot- 
tish Chieftain, patriot and martyr. 

The family in all its branches, and generations have been noted 
for courage, gallantry and patriotism, many have sacrificed their 
lives for their country. A braver, and more gallant soldier than a 
Wallace, never enlisted in an army. 

The father of our family, Peter Wallace, a Scottish Highlander, 
born in about 1680, who spent the latter part of his life in North 
Ireland, and died there a short time before the closing of the first 
quarter of the Eighteenth Century, married Elizabeth Woods, 
a daughter of .John Woods and Elizabeth Worsop his wife. The 
said .John Woods was the son of an English Trooper, who came to 
Ireland, and was in the army of invasion of Oliver Cromwell, 1649. 
A fuller history of John Woods and Elizabeth Worsop his wife is 
^ven in Part 11, Chapters 2 and 3. Of the issues of the marriage 
of Peter Wallace and Elizabeth Woods, (who was born and married 
in Ireland) was at least six children. After the death of her husband. 
Peter Wallace, Elizabeth, then a widow, and her six children, and 
may be more, with her brothers, Michael Woods, .James Woods, Wil- 
liam Wioods and Andrew Woods, in about the closing days of the first 
quarter of the Eighteenth Century, bid adieu to the country of their 
nativity, and their clans, and emigrated, sailing across the mighty 
Atlantic, to a port in the New World, America, touching first the 
Colony of Pennsylvania, where Elizabeth rested for several years. 
Her sons William, Andrew, etc., and her brother Michael Woods, 
having moved into the valley of Virginia and settled in Goochland, 
now Albemarle and Rockbridge Counties, on each side of the Blue 
Ridge Mountains; she in a few years followed, went to Rockbridge 
County, and selected a home just across the Blue Ridge mountains 
from the home of her brother. Three of her sons and one of her 
daughters had married their first cousins, children of their Uncle 
Michael Woods, and Mary Campbell his wife, of whom more will 
be told in the Chapters following. Her children who came over 
with her from Ireland were: 

Section 1. William Wallace; married Hannah Woods. (See 
Part II, Chap. 4, Sec. 4.) The subject of Chapter ?,. 

Section 2. Susannah Wallace; married William Woods. (See 
Part II, Chap. 4, Sec. 2, and Part JI, Chap. 6.) 

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Section 3. Samuel Wallace; married Esther Baker. The sub- 
ject of Chapter 5. 

Section 4. Andrew Wallace; married Margaret Woods. (See 
Part 2, Chap. 4, Sec. 6.) The subject of Chapter 6. 

Section .5. Adam Wallace. The subject of Chapter 14. 

Section 6. Peter Wallace, Junior; married Martha Woods. (See 
Part II, Chap. 4, Sec. 9.) The subject of Chapter 15. 


.(Named in Chap. 2, Sec. 1.) 

Article 1. — William Wallace, a son of Peter AV^allace, senior, the Scot- 
tish Highlander, who died in Ireland and Elizabeth Woods the 
wid<»w eniij>rant from Ireland, to America, was born in Ireland, 
and was also an emij»'rant from Ireland; married Hannah Woods, 
a daughter of his nnele Michael Woods and Mary Campbell his 
wife. (See Part II, Chap. 4.) 

As early as March 29, 17 4 7, he was one of the inhabitants of 
Ivy Creek and Mountain Plains congregations, who joined with 
Rockflsh in signing a call to Rev. Samuel Black, to serve them as 
pastor. He with his brothers, and father-in-law, .moved from Penn- 
sylvania to Virginia and settled not far apart, in Albemarle just 
East, and Rockbridge, just West of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 
near the foot, and the Gap in the Ridge, then named Woods Gap, at 
a later date called Jarman's Gap, near the present Greenwood station. 
Their children were: 

Section 1. Michael Wallace; married Ann Allen. The subject 
of Chpater 4. 

Section 2. John Wallace; married and in 17 80 sold 

his lands in Virginia, and moved to Washington County, that state 
and subsequently emigrated to Kentucky. 

Section 3. Jane Wallace; married Robert Poage, son of Robert 
Poage, Senior, and Elizabeth his wife. Robert Poage, Senior, ap- 
peared in Orange Court May 22, 1740, to prove his importation with 
the view of taking up public lands. He, his wife Elizabeth, and 
nine children came from Ireland to Philadelphia' and thence to the 
colony of Virginia at his own expense. He settled three miles north 
of Staunton, on a plantation he purchased from William Beverley, 
as the land was in Beverley's manor, 772 acres originally. He 
acquired other lands directly from the Government in the County of 
Orange, on the west side of the Blue Ridge. His will dated Oct. 
2 0, 1773, was probated March 6, 17 74. His son John and William 
Lewis were executors. He had sons, John, Thomas, Robert, George 
and William, and daughters, Martha Woods, Elizabeth Crawford, 
Margaret Robertson, Mary and Sarah, one of the two latter was 

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ihe first wife of Major Robert BreckenridMe, who died leaving two 
sons, Robert and Alexander Breckenridge, who became iirominent 
citizens of Kentucky. 

James Poage, son of said John Poage, married his cousin Mary 
Woods, daughter of Martlia Poage Woods al)ove mentioned. 

Section 4. William Wallace; married Mary Pilson, and lived 
at the old homestead of his father, near Greenwood, where he died 
in 1809. Their children were: 

1. William Wallace, was connected with the Merchantilo Ijusi- 
ness of John Pilson, until his death in 1S12, unmarried. 

2. Richard Wallace, continued his brother William's business, 
and died in 1832, unmarried. 

:>. Hannah Wallace; married John Lobban. 

4. Samuel Wallace. 

One Samuel Wallace emigrated to Madison County, Ky., and 
was in Madison County, Ky., in 1801, and in that year was a 
witness to the taking of depositions of John Cochran, and John 
Bezaleel and David Maxwell. Samuel Wallace of Madison County, 
Ky., married Ann J. Anderson. His will bears date Feb. 27, 
1840, probated Jan. 3, 1842. He states in his will that he had 
brothers, Michael and John, the latter was dead. The followin.g 
were devisees of his will, viz: 

"Elizabeth Duff." 

"Mary A. Anderson, si-Sfter to his wife." 

"Allen Anderson, brother, to his wife." 

"Elizabeth A. Moran, sister, to his wife." 

"Michael Wallace, his brother." 

"John Wallace, his brother, deceased." 

5. Mary Wallace. 

6. Elizabeth Wallace. 

7. John Wallace. 

8. Michael Wallace, lived at the old homestead; married Lavinia 
Lobban, and was a ruling Elder in the Mountain Plains Presby- 

^ terian Church, until his death in 184.5. Their children were: 

1. Samuel Wallace, emigrated to Texas, and was perhaps in 
the Fannin Massacre at Goliad, as William Wallace who died 
two years ago in Texas, known as Big Foot Wallace, had a 
brother whose life was taken in that awful war. 

2. Mary Wallace. 

3. William Wallace, born in 1816, emigrated to Texas, and 
the same person known in Texas as Big Foot Wallace. (See 
Chap. 1, Sec. 37.) A sketch of whose life dictated by Captain 
David McFadden, a veteran of three wars, and a personal friend 
chum, and comrade of Wallace, now living at Waco, Texas, is 
here given, towit: 

"Sketcli of the Life of William AVallacc." 

"I became acquainted with Big Foot Wallace in 1849. I think 
his real name was William, but am not certain as to that. He 
was from Virginia to Texas, in the year about 1835. He had a 
brother and cousin who were in Fannin's massacre at Goliad* 
and he came to Texas to avenge their death. He spent his life 
on the frontiers of Texas, killing Indians whenever he had a 
chance. Did not like domestic life, preferred camp life. He 
called his riflle (which I have seen many times ^ "Sweet Lips." 
I think he was the best scout and Indian fighter, I was ever with, 
understanding their mode of fighting best. He was one of the 
Maier prisoners of Mexico, while in i)rison he drew a white bean, 

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Mexican's shot their prisoners in those days, except those draw- 
ing white beans. Every tenth bean was white (black) and every 
one who drew a white one was spared. He being one of the 
lucky ones. He served through the Mexican War, belonging to 
Ben McCulloch's Company and Jack Hay's Regiment of Texas 
Rangers. I understand he was a descendant of the Wallaces 
of Scotland. He was about six feet, two inches tall, weighed 
about 2 00 lbs., raw bone, and a powerful man. My first associ- 
ation with him was at Austin, Texas, our Capital where he was 
camped under a big Live Oak Tree. He was fond of hunting 
and there being plenty of game he kept himself in amunition in 
this way, and was always ready to go for the Indians. While 
in camp at Austin, he fell in love with a girl, he made up his 
mind the next time he called on her, he would propose to her, 
but he was called out, and before he got back he took fever and 
all his hair came out, so he decided not to go back until his 
hair grew out again, as he was a hard looking customer any 
way. He went up on the Colorado river to a cave in which he 
had stayed often, this cave being on an Indian trail. Then he 
greased his head with bear's oil, thinking that would grow 
hair, but it failed to do the work, and while he was in this 
cave, they made up a scout in Austin and he went with them 
upon the I.ilano river about 150 miles above Austin, Texas. They 
wanted him with them because he was a good scout and Tndian 
trailer. When they reached the Llano river the Indians l)pgan 
to shoot up smokes, which could be seen for miles around, these 
smokes were signals used by the Indians as their knowledge 
of the enemy being in the country. So Wallace and his men 
struck camps for the night. W^allace told the Captain of the 
scout that he wanted to get up the following morning about two 
hours before day, prospecting and looking for signs of Indians, 
as he knew there were plenty of them in the surroundings. 
The Llano river is a tributary of the Colorado river, which is 
surrounded by a very rough and mountainous country and ex- 
ceedingly deep gulches. On the morning he was awakened and 
started for a trail and while he was rounding the bend in one 
of these gulches which made a very short and narrow bend, he 
found himself face to face with a very large Indian, being too 
close to each other to use their fire arms, and also, being some- 
what surprised, they each stood eyeing the other for a minute 
and then they made a dash at each other and clinched. Wallace 
stated that he could throw his enemy very easily, but on account 
of the Indian being naked and greased with bear's oil, which 
made him so very slick that he could not hold him on the 
ground. After throwing him several times repeatedly and 
finding that he was not accomplishing much, he decided he 
must try some other means of conquering his enemy, or else 
he would never peruse the smiling countenance of his lovely 
maiden in Austin, Texas, again; after clinching once more his 
breath coming short, he made a desperate effort to throw the 
indian as hard as possible, and in this he succeeded, throwing 
him very hard with his head upon a rock, which rendered him 
unconscious, this affording Wallace an opportunity to get his 
knife, he did so, and stabbed the indian a death blow, but the 
indian revived for a little, and stood throwing himself upon 
Wallace once more, he drew his knife, but being too weak by 
this time, he fell dead with the knife in hand which planted 
its point in the earth. 

Wallace stated that he buried him to the best of his abil- 

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Ity witli chunks and rooks, and then returned to canii) with a 
report of his mornings adventures. The scouting party remain- 
ed in this camp for about one week, but accomplished very little, 
as the Indians had discovered them and fled. Wallace said 
afterwards that on account of his hair being so slow in growing 
out that he lost the i)ride of his heart, as some oth' r man had 
captured her during his absence. He afterwards was captured 
by the Indians who were very much afraid of him. and at their 
Chief's command he was tied to a stake to be h irned alive. 
The Indians then begun to bring their wood and fuel, piling 
it around him when an old Indian squaw interferrod by begging 
for his life, pleading with the chief not to kill him, but turn 
him over to her. She succeeded in her pleadings and Wallace 
remained with her and chumned with one of her sons who was 
near his own age for about six months, but all the time he was 
watching his chances of escape, so finding an o])portunity he 
left them and returned to his own Texas settlements. 

Wallace died in Preeo County, Texas, south west of San 
Antonio, Texas, on his ranch last February two years ago, 
1904, having reached the age of eighty years and never was 
married, but lived the lonesome life of a bachelor. Wallace was 
a fearless, but kind hearted man, spending the earliest and best 
days of his life on the frontiers of Texas, protecting the many 
helpless settlers therein. 

I have given you the history of Wallace to the best of my re- 
membrance from first acquaintance with him, but I am sorry 
to say that most of the dates I have forgotten. The other 
parties you refer to I have either forgotten, or else was never 
associated with them. I forgot to state that on one of his 
scouting trips with a company he killed a very large Indian 
who had an enormous foot, hence his name Big Foot Wallace. 

Yours Truly, 
January 11, 19 07. D. McFadden. 

Captain McFadden, the veteran of three wars, was a comrade, 
associate, and chum of Wallace, and he himself had had many thrill- 
ing experiences on the Texas frontiers, and had many engagements 
with the Comanches and Mexicans, and was no mean scout. He 
is now resting at his home in McLennon County, enjoying the com- 
forts of home, peace and happiness, the reward of the services of 
such men as himself and Wallace. 

Additional sketch, furnished by Mrs. Rebecca J. Fisher, Pres- 
ident of the William B. Travis Chapter, Daughters of the Republic 
of Texas, Austin, Texas, Capital "State Librarian." 

"AVilliam A. "IJig, Foot" Wallace." 

William A. Wallace was born in Lexington, Rockbridge County, 
Va., in the year 1816. He went to Texas in 1836, a few months 
after the battle of San Jacinto, for the purpose, he says, of taking 
pay out of the Mexicans for the murder of his brother, and his 
cousin. Major Wallace, both of whom fell at "Fannin's Massacre." 
He landed first at Galveston, from Galveston, Wallace went to La 
Grange, then a frontier village, where he resided until the spring of 
1839, when he moved to Austin, just before the seat of Government 
was established at that place. He remained at Austin until the 
spring of 184 0, when finding that the country was settling up around 
him too fast to suit his notions, he went over to San Antonio, where 
he resided until he entered the serivce. He was in the battle of 

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Salado, in the fall of 1842. In the fall of 1842, he volunteered in 
the "Mier Expedition." After his return from Mexico, he joinea 
Colonel Jack Hays's Ranging Company, and was with it in many 
of those desperate encounters with the Comanches and other Indians, 
in which Hays, Walker, McCulloch and Chevalier gained their repu- 
tation as successful Indian fighters. When the Mexican War broke 
out in 1846, Wallace joined Colonel Hay's regiment of mounted 
volunteers, and was with it at the storming of Monterey, where he 
says he took full toll out of the Mexicans for killing -his brother and 
cousin at &oliad in 183 6. 

After the Mexican War ended, he had command of a ranging 
company for some time, and did good service in. protecting the fron- 
tiers of the state from the incursions of. the savages. Subsequently 
he had charge of the mail from San Antonio to El Paso, and though 
often waylaid and attacked by indians, he always brought it through 
in safety. He is now (1870) living upon his little ranch, thirty 
miles west of San Antonio. 

Sketch of Wallace's life in "The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace, 
The Texas Ranger and Hunter, by .lohn C. Duval." 

Wallace paid a visit to his old stamping ground, Austin, in 1889. 

For a longer sketch see "Early settlers and Indian Fighters of 
South west Texas. By A. J. Sowell" pp. 53-88. 

4. Martha Wallace: married Peter Le Neve. 

5. Michael Woods Wallace. 

6. Lavinia Wallace; married Dr. A. Hamilton Rogers. 

7. J. Harvey Wallace. 

8. Sarah Wallace; married Thomas L. Courtney. 

9. John R. Wallace: married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of 
Joe Smith. Their children were: 

1. Jesse Wallace. 

2. Samuel Wallace. 

3. William H. Wallace; died in 185 4. 

4. Mary Wallace; married William Smith. 

5. John Pilson Wallace. 

10. Charles Wallace. 

Section 5. Sarah Wallace; married "Beaver Creek," William 
Woods. (See Part II, Chap. 12.) 

Section 6. Hannah Wallace. 

One Hannah Wallace, married Abner Oakley April 7, 1805," in 
Madison County, Ky., probably the subject. 

Section 7. Josiah Wallace: married Hannah or Susan Wallace. 
In 179 6 he sold his plantation in Albemarle County, Va., to Edward 
Broaddus, and emigrated to Kentucky. 

*In 1836, James W. Fannin, of Texas, commanded a force at 
Coleta River against General Urria, who surrendered to the Mex- 
icans. After his surrender 357 of his men, including General Fannin 
himself were shot to death by the Mexicans. Of the victims were a 
brother and a cousin of Big Foot Wallace, and he went to Texas just 
after the news of this event reached him. 

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(NaiiHHl in Chaj). :i, Sec. 1.) 

Article 1. — Michaol Wallace, a son of William Wallace and Hannah 
AVoods his wife, coninianded a niiljtaiy tonipany in the H«'Volu- 
tionai-y Aijny. 

He married Ann Allen. In the year 17S6, he sold out his lands 
in Virginia and moved to Kentucky, and settled on Paint Lick Creek 
some twelve to fifteen miles from where the city of Richmond stands, 
and in 1790, acquired something like four hundred acres of land 
there, on the waters of said creek, the creek being the line now, 
between Madison and Garrard Counties, by deeds from Stephen 
Merrit, Robert Henderson and William Miller. (See Deed Book, A. 
pages 172 and 241, and B page 140.) Afterwards in 1797, he con- 
veyed 170 acres of said land to his son, William Wallace and 137 
acres, to his son, Michael Wallace, Junior, (See Deed Book D. pages 
226, and 22S), his wife Ann joining in these deeds. 

. In 1807, his son, John Wallace executed to his father, Michael 
Wallace, senior, and Michael Wallace, junior, a paper having the 
purport of a mortgage, on certain i)roperty to protect them as his 
securities on a certain obligation. (See Deed Book, F. page 520.) 

Descendents of this Michael Wallace, to this day live on the 
waters of Paint Lick, and own and occupy some, if not all of the 
original tracts of said ancestor. 

It appears from the Chart of Hon. O. T. W^allace of Point Leavell, 
Kentucky, that Michael Wallace and Ann Allen his wife, had nine 
children, towit: 

Section 1. William Wallace: married Sally Shannon, and had 
these children, viz: 

1. Salem W'allace: (1795-1S6S) married Elizabeth Shannon, 
(1800-1823) and he married secondly, Eliza Jane Turpin (1813- 
19 — ), children of the first marriage: 

1. Sarah Martha Wallace: 1822 married Irvine W. An- 
derson, Oct. 2 6, 18 43. 

2. Nancy Jane W^allace, 1834-5. 

3. William Wallace, 1836: married Mary Susan Higgins. 

4. Elizabeth Shannon Wallace, 1838: married William Allen 
Anderson, Nov. 8, 1856. 

5. Ann Wallace, 1840: married Joseph S. RoDinson. 

6. Mary Frances Wallace, 1842: married James B. Francis. 

7. Oliver Terrill Wallace, 1845, surveyor, and au'hor of 
Wallace's Chart; married Nancy Emily Shearer, (See Part V, 
Chap. 13, Sec. 9,) children: 

1. William A. Wallace, 1871. 

2. Ann C. W^allace, 18 73. 

3. Elvira Wallace, 1875. 

4. Jennie Wallace, 1877. 

5. Oliver T. Wallace, Jr., 18 S3. 

6. Shannon Wallace, 1892. 

8. Margaret Wallace, 1847-1886: married John B. Parkes. 

9. Salem Wallace, 1850. 

10. Henry Lee Wallace, 1855; married Ann C. Higgins. 
Salem Wallace, Senior, represented Madison County In the 
Kentucky Legislature in 18 45, and he owned and occupied as 
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father settled on when he came to Madison County, Ky., and 
same is still in the family. 

2. Rankin Wallace, 1797-1848; married Mary Ann Wallace. 

3. Shannon Wallace, 1799-1858; married Betsy Reid. 

4. Cylon Wallace, 1801-26. 

5. Jane Wallace, 1803-7. 

6. Betsy Wallace, 1805-54; married Mason Wallace. 

7. William Wallace, 1807-46; married Lucy Wallace. 

8. Jason Wallace, 1809-65; married Isabella Wallace. 

9. Arnon Wallace, 1811-50; married Martha Agnes Roberts. 
10 Sarah Ann Wallace, 1816-75; married Griffith. 

Section 2. 

Section 3. 

Section 4. 

Section 5. 

Section 6. 

Section 7. 

Section 8 

Section 9. 

John Wallace; married 


Allen Wallace; married Nancy Terrill. 
Michael Wallace; married Nancy Shannon. 
Josiah Wallace; married Polly Mason. 

Polly Wallace; married Giles. 

Hannah Wallace; married James Anderson. 
Betsy Wallace; married William Shannon. 
Sallie Wallace; married William Duff. 


(Named in Sec. 

Chap. 2.) 

Article 1 . — Samuel Wallace, a son of Peter Wallace, .senior, the Scot- 
tish Hishlandei', who died in Ireland, and Elizaheth AVoods, the 
widow emigrant fi'om Ireland to America, his wife, was born in 
Ireland, and was one of the emigrants to America, as related in 
Chapter 2. 

He moved with his mother from Pennsylvania to Rockbridge 
County, Va., and there remained a short while. He married Esther 
Baker of Cab Creek, settlement, in what is now Charlotte County, 
Va., in 1741, where he made his home till 1782, when he removed 
to Kentucky, where he died about 1800, past 90 years of age. Pour 
children were born to him and his wife Esther, named in the coming 

Section 1. Judge Caleb Wallace, born in 1742, emigrated to 
Kentucky in 1782. Was a ruling Elder of the Presbyterian Church 
and a honored and distinguished lawyer. Was one of the three 
first judges of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky, at its organization 
in 1792, and was a subscriber to the proposal for establishing a 
society to be called "The Kentucky Society for Promoting Useful 
Knowledge" Dec. 1, 1787. He was one of the ablest and most 
honored Jurists of his times. He married Sarah McDowell. (See 
Part n. Chap. 5, Sec. 1-8.) He died in 1814. Of his children, was 
a son: 

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1 Samuel Wallace, who married and had a son: 

1. Caleb Wallace; married and had a son: 

1. Caleb Manor Wallace; married Ann Oldham, the only 
daughter of David D. Oldham, and Susan Chenauli liis wife. 
(See Part VI, Chap. 14, Sec. 1.) 

Section 2. Elizabeth Wallace, born 1745; married Colonel 
Henry Pawling, who died in 1814. 

Section 3. Andrew Wallace, born 1748; married Catherine 
Parkes, emigrated to Kentucky, and died in 1829. 

Section 4. Samuel Wallace, in his young man-hood started on a 
trip to Scotland, and was never heard of by his people afterwards. 



(Named in Chap. 2, Sec. 4.) 

Article 1. — Andrew Wallace, a son of Peter Wallace, senior, the Scot- 
tish Highlander, who died in Ireland, and Elizabeth Woods, his 
wife, an emigrant toAnierica; was born in Ireland, and was 
himself an «'niig'rant to America. 

About the year 1748, or a little before, he married Margaret 
Woods, daughter of his Uncle Michael Woods and Mary Campbell 
of the Scottish Clan, from Argylshire, Scotland, his wife. (See Part 
2, Chap. 4.) In 17 4 8, Michael Woods conveyed to Andrew Wallace 
400 acres of land, 200 acres of which was in the way of dowry with 
his daughter, evidently for the purpose of making his recently mar- 
ried daughter and her husband a home. Andrew Wallace was sur- 
veyor to open the road from D. S. to Mechum river ford in Albe- 
marle, and his brothers-in-law, Archibald Woods and Michael Woods 
Jr., assisted the surveyor in clearing it. 

Andrew Wallace with his brothers and Uncle Michael Woods 
moved from Pennsylvania to the valley of Virginia, and Andrew 
settled in what is now Albemarle County, at the present Ivy Creek 
Depot, on part of the Charles Hudson entry, where he lived till his 
'le;ith m i785, anr ' 'is a member of the Ivy Creek cong'eg'ition 'A 
Presbyterians, the inhabitants of which on March 29, 1747, joined 
with Mountain Plains and Rockfish, and signed a call of the Rev. 
Samuel Black to the pastorate of said churches. His wife preceded 
him to the grave several years. Their children were: 

Section 1. Michael Wallace, born in 1752, in Albemarle County, 
Va., where he married Jane Bratton. He emigrated to Madison 
County, Ky., as early as 1790, of whom further details are given 
in Chapter 7. 

Section 2. Samuel Wallace. (See Chap. 3, Section 4-4.) 
Section 3. Elizabeth Wallace; married Captain William Briscoe. 

The subject of Chapter 18. 

Section 4. Sarah Wallace; married Alexander Henderson. The 

subject of Chapter 19. 

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Section 5. Hannah Wallace; married Michael Woods. (See Part 
II, Chapter 6, Sec. 2.) 

Note: — One Hannah Wallace; married Josiah Wallace, and one 
Hannah Wallace; married Abner Oakley April 7, 1805. 

Section 6. Mary Wallace; married Thomas Collins in Virginia, 
they emigrated to Madison County, Ky., about 1790. The subject of 
Chapter 20. 

Section 7. Margaret Wallace; married William Ramsey. They 
remained in Albemarle County, Va., where Mr. Ramsey died in 1825. 
The subject of Chapter 21. 

Section 8. Jean Wallace; married Mr. Wilson. 

Section 9. John Wallace. 


"A" James Wallace, owned land in Fayette County, Ky., which 
was divided among his heirs, Dec. 10, 1813, viz: 

1. Thomas R. Wallace. 

2. James Wallace. 

3. Alexander Wallace. 

4. William Wallace. 

"B" John Wallace of Fayette County, Ky. His will bears date 
June 2, 1813, probated April term 1814, wife Jane. Children: 

1. John Wallace. 

2. James F. Wallace. 

3. Abraham Hill Wallace. 

4. Andrew S. Wallace. 

5. Jane Wallace. 

6. Margaret Wallace. 

7. Martha Wallace. 

'C" William Wallace, of Fayette County, Ky. Report of allot- 
ment of his portion of the slaves of his father, Cornelius Wallace, 
dated June 2 3, 1821, approved July 1821. 

"D" John Wallace, of Fayette County, Ky. Will bears date 
July 4, 1849, probated July 16, 1870, wife Lucy, children: 

1. Margaret Wallace, wife of Mr. Patton. She was dead when 
the will was probated. 

2. Susan Wallace, wife of Mr. Burnsides. She was dead 

when the will was probated. 

3. Lucy Ann Wallace, wife of Mr. McClellon. 

4. John B. Wallace. 

1. Emily Jane Wallace, grand-daughter of testator. 

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( Xaiiu'd ill Cliapter 6, Sec. 1.) 

Article 1. — >Ii<-lia«'I WjiIIjuc, a son of Ainlrcw Wallace and .Marsar<-t 
Woods his uifc, was boin in .Albcniail*' County, Va., in 1752, 
and died Anj;. 2, 18()1). as hcrcai'tci- proven. 

He married .lane Biatton in Virginia and about or jirior to 1790, 
emigrated from Albemarle to Madison County, Kentucky, and set- 
tled on the head waters of a prong of Otter Creek, where the City 
of Richmond was built. On the 2nd of July, 1793, he acquired for 
1000 pounds current money, 300 acres of land from Colonel .John 
Miller, (the founder of Richmond) and his wife Jenny, on the 
waters of Otter Creek, adjoining David Trotter's land, and Hoy's 
pre-emption. (The Dillingham addition to the city of Richmond, now 
covering a jiortion of said land,) and upon which land, Michael 
Wallace and his wife, Jane Brat ton lived and died and upon which 
their remains were buried, just back of the old Edmund L. Shackel- 
ford house, some 100 or more yards from the Irvine pike. The 
stones marking their graves still remain, although the stone to 
his wife's grave is broken, and they show, that Michael Wallace 
died Aug. 2, 1809, in the .57th year of his age, proof that he was 
born in 1752. The date of his birth was about four years subse- 
quent to the date of the deed to his father and mother from Michael 
Woods to 400 acres of land in Albemarle Countv, Va., mentioned in 
Chapter 6. 

(Rev. Neander M. Woods, in his Woods — McAfee memorial, to 
which we are much indebted for valuable data: supposes that this 
Michael Wallace went from Virginia to Pennsylvania and was the 
father of Andrew, of Carlisle, ancestor of General Llew Wallace, 
author, man of letters and soldier, but gives no account of his wife, 
which supposition is error, because this Michael W^allace came and 
settled in Madison County, Ky., as above stated.) 

The stone shows that Jane Wallace his wife died Feb. 12, 1836, 
in the 75th year of her age, proving her birth in 1761. She survived 
her husband 27 years. Michael Wallace was at an early day ap- 
pointed and acted as surveyor of the state or Great Road, in Madison 
County, Ky., and was allotted the hands on his own lands, and the 
lands of William Kerr, Cornelius Maupin, John Reid, James Coulter, 
William Kavanaugh, James Coulter, Jr,. and Captain William Bris- 
coe. (See Chap. 1, Sec. 14.) James Coulter's will, probated in 1806, 
was witnessed by James Bratton. Coulter and his wife were buried 
in the same grave yard that Wallace and his wife were buried in. 
John Bratton, married Susannah Burton, Jan. 7, 1810. When Mich, 
ael Wallace died, administration on his estate was granted to his 
widow, Jane Wallace, Jan, 1, 1810. His home at Richmond, was 
twelve to fifteen miles from the home of his double-first cousin 
Michael Wallace, (son of William Wallace and Hannah Woods), 
who married Ann Allen, on Paint Lick Creek, as stated in Chapter 
4. Michael Wallace, the subject, was one of the signers of the 
Albemarle Declaration of Independence Ainil 21, 1779. The child- 
ren of Michael Wallace and Jane Bratton his wife were: 

Section 1. Ella Wallace; married John P. Ballard, Dec. 26, 1809, 
her husband died, and on the 31st of Jan. 1826, she married Robert 
Cox. Her home was on the State Road in Madison County, Ky., 

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ten miles south of Richmond, at Bobtown. The children of her 
first marriage were: 

1 Michael Wallace Ballard; married Elizabeth Hockersmith, 
March 12, 1835, and went West. 

2. John Powers Ballard; married Jane Wallace Jarman, his 
cousin, May 7, 1835, (See Chap. 13, Sec. 5,) and went West. 
No issue of second marriage to Robert Cox. Ella Cox died, and 
Robert Cox married again. 

Section 2. Jane Wallace; married Nicholas Kavanaugh, son of 
William Kavanaugh and Hannah Woods his wife, Jan. 12, 1817. 
(See Part VII, Chap. 12.) Kavanaugh died, and she married the 
second time Canole. Their home was made in Missouri, in Lone 

Section 3. Sallie Wallace, born September — 1787; married 
Christopher Harris, Feb. 20, 1812, she died Oct. 26, 1836. (See 
Part 3, Chap. 28.) 

Section 4. Polly Wallace; married her cousin, Archibald Woods, 
Oct. 4, 1814. He was a son of Adam Woods and Ann Kavanaugh 
his wife. (See Part 2, Chap. 7, Sec. 3.) 

Section 5. Annie R. Wallace, was a beautiful and noble woman, 
ohe married Thomas C, Maupin, son of John Maupin and Nancy 
Collins his wife, Sept. 2, 1819, and they emigrated from Madison 
County, Ky., to Missouri. (See Chap. 20 Sec, 3.) Further history 
of this couple is given in Part V, Chap. 11, Sec. 2. 

Section 6. Andrew Wallace; married Jane Reid in Madison 
County, Ky., Oct. 5, 1813. A fuller account of them is given in 
Chapter 8. 

Section 7. Peggy Wallace; married William Jarman. A further 
history will be found in Chapter 13. 

(Named in Chap. 7, Sec. 6.) 

Article 1 — Aiidiew Wallace, a son of Michael Wallace and Jane Hrat- 
ton liis wife, was born in Madison County, Ky., July 5, 1792. 

He married Oct. 5, 1813, Jane Reid a daughter of Jonathan Reid 
and Anna Woods his wife. She was born Dec. 9, 1794. (See Part II, 
Chap. 48, Sec. 4.) He lived at or near Richmond, Madison County, 
Ky., a number of years, and about 183 6, he moved with his family 
to Irvine in Estill County, Ky., where he died, Oct. 10, 1842, and 
nis wife, April 14, 1863. The children born to them were: 

Section 1. James Wallace, born Aug. 24, 1814; died July 1, 

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Section 2. Susan Ann Wallace, born March 17, 1X16; married 
Napoleon Bonaparte Busby, and died at her home in Irvine, Ky., 
Nov. 10, 1S8G. Further account given in Chapter 9. 

Section 3. Mitchell Wallace, born Oct. 19, 1817; died Julv 1, 

Section 4. Archibald Wallace, born July 23, 1819; died Dec. 

.) r> . 

Section 5. ,Iohn .M. Wallace, born March 7, 1822; married Eliz- 
abeth .Jane McKinney. The subject of Chapter 10. 

Section 6. .Jane E. Wallace, born Nov. 17, 1824; died April 
19, 182 6. 

Section 7. Mary E. Wallace, born Aug. 18, 1826: died Aug. 
1, 1835. 

Section 8. William Reid Wallace, born Dec. 13, 1828; married 
Mourning Thorpe. The subject of Chapter 11. 

Section 9. Thomas K. Wallace, born Aug. 20, 1830; married 
Margaret Bryson. The subject of Chapter 16. 

Section 10. Sarah Harris Wallace, born Aug. 16, 1834; married 
Edward B. Conroy. The subject of Chapter 17. 

Section 11. Andrew Wallace, born Sept.. 17, 1836; married 

Clara Ellen Tracey, May 9, 18 61. The subject of Chapter 12. 



(Named in Chap. 8, Sec. 2.) 

Article 1. — Susan Ann Wallace, a daughter of Andrew Wallace and 
Jane Reid his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky., at Rich- 
mond, and went with her parents to Irvine, Estill County, Ky., 
and there married Napoleon Bonajtarte IJusby, and established 
a home at Irvine, where she died leaving- these children: 

Section 1. .lames Busby, was at one time a successful young 

merchant of Irivine. He married Miss Cockrill, and moved to 

Richmond and engaged in the business of a grocer, and restaurateur 
and failed and removed to Irvine where he died, leaving a son: 
1. Eugene Busby. 

Section 2. Eugene Busby, was associated with his brother in 
business. He married Mattie Salter, and died without living issue. 


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(Named in Chap. 9, Sec. 5.) 

Article 1. — -John M. Wallace, a son of Andrew Wallace and Jane Keid 
his wife, was born March 7, 1822, at Richmond in Madison 
Comity, Kentucky. 

He went with his parents to Irvine, Estill County, Ky., and there 
was married to Elizabeth Jane McKinney, who was born Feb. 6, 
18 27, on Hardwicks Creek, on which creek they lived for a number 
of years and then moved to Irvine, Ky., where Mr. Wallace died 
Dec. 2, 1893, an esteemed and highly respected citizen. His widow 
is now living in Irivine. Their children, viz: 

Section 1. Thomas Eldora Wallace, a daughter, born Feb. 13, 
1856; died Aug. 13, 1856. 

Section 2. David Andrew Wallace, born July 11, 1857; married 
Lena White, daughter of Hon. Bamford White, an honored citizen 
and lawyer and politician of Irvine, Ky. Mr. Wallace is a leading 
merchant of Irvine, and popular with the people of his town and 

Section 3. Silas Elbridge Wallace, born July 10, 1859. He 
lives at Irvine, Ky., and a •j'.ealer in live stock, and a bachelor. 

Section 4. Jennie Elizabeth Wallace, born Oct. 22, 1861; mar- 
ried Maxwell Gaddis Whiteman, May 2 9, 18 83. Their home is in 
Irvine, Ky. Their children are: 

1. Villa E. Whiteman. 

2. Miller Franklin Whiteman. 

3. Lou Lilly Whiteman. 

4. Sallie Conroy Whiteman. 

5. Gaddis Whiteman. 
6 Edna Whiteman. 

7. John W^esley Whiteman. 

8. Emuriel Whiteman. 

9. (unnamed) Whiteman. 

Section 5. John A. W'allace, born Aug. 23, 1780. Salesman in 
the store of his brother David Andrew Wallace, unmarried. 

Section 6. Lou Annie Wallace, born Oct. 29, 1867, unmarried 
and lives with her mother in Irvine, Ky. 

("HAPTKlf 11. 

(Named in Chap. 9, Sec. 8.) 

Article 11 . — William Keid Wallace, sen <,f Andrew Wallace and Jane 
K( id his wife, was burn in Madison County, Ky., and went to 
Iivine, Kstill Ctmnty, Ky., with his parents. 

He returned to Madison County, Ky., to select his wife, and mar- 
ried Mourning Thorpe, daughter of Thomas Thorpe and Emma 
Hume his wife. (See Part III, Chap. 13, Sec. 4.) Mr. Wallace was 
born Dec. 13, 1828. After his marriage he located and kept his 
own house in the village of Blliston, Madison County, Ky., and while 

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living there on the 18th day of June 1861, he was murdered in odd 
blood and unprovoked, by one Burgess, on account of his polilical 
convictions, being a southern sympathiser. The great Civil War had 
commenced, and justice was loosely dealt out by the courts of the 
land, and Wallace's slayer went free, without punishment, but for 
a quarter of a century was afraid to remain near, where he committr d 
the murder, and stayed away, but he had Wallace's blood on him, 
whose spirit haunted him the balance of his days, and he had no 
peace of mind for his outrageous and heinous crime. Mr. Wallace's 
widow is still living. Their children, viz: 

Section 1. Emma Wallace; married Irvine 
Part VI, Chap. 31, Sec. 1.) Their children: 
1. William Joe Scrivner. 
'1. Harris Scrivner. 
:j. Mary Scrivner. 

4. Florence Scrivner. . - 

5. Louise Scrivner. 

6. Jonah Scrivner. 

7. Sarah Elizabeth Scrivner. 

M. Scrivner. (See 


Section 2. Mary 
1861; died Sept. 

Willie Wallace, a posthumous child, 
10, 187S. 

born Oct. 



(Named in Chap. 8, Sec. 11.) 

Article 1 . — Aiuliew Wallace, a .son of Andrew Wallace, and Jane Reid 
his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky., Sept. 17, 1836. 

He went to Irvine, Estill County, Ky., where he married Clara 
Ellen Tracer, who was born Feb. 28, 1844, daughter of Augustine 
Tracey and Sallie Curry, his wife, and 
they made their home in Irvine. Mr. 
Wallace was a mechanic, and did the 
work of a carpenter, and kept a shop, 
where he did work, and also conducted 
farming and wagoning. When the Civil 
War broke out he enlisted in the Federal 
Army. After the war he was elected 
Jailer of Estill County, which office he 
held from 1866 to 1870. He died at his 
home, Sept. 29, 1903, his widow now 
lives in Irvine. The children born to 
them, viz: 

Edward Brooks Wallace 

1862. He is a splendid 

living in the city of Cin- 

He married first, Maud 

Calumn Maupin and 

his wife, Dec. 2'!, 

Section 1. 
born Oct. 19, 
mechanic, now 
cinnati, Ohio. 
Maupin, daughter of 
Mary Turner Parlv 

1886. (See Part 5, Chap. 6, Sec. 3.) she 
died Nov. 2 3, 1897, and on the 1.5th of 

Dec. 1901, he married Maria Dourel. 
children of the first marriage: 




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1. Edgar Wallace. 

2. Park Wallace. 

Section 2. Coleman Covington Wal- 
lace, was born in Irvine, 18 64. He lo- 
cated in Richmond, Ky., and conducted 
successfully for a time a store, and was 
chairman of the Republican County Com- 
mittee, and was a strong candidate for 
sheriff of Madison County, and many 
claim that he was elected, but counted 
out by fraud. He is the present Post 
Master of Richmond, Ky. He married 
"^Tarv Luxon, daughter of Wdlliam E. 
Luxon and Mary Ballard, his wife, issue: 

1. William Luxon Wallace. 
Section 3. William Andrew Wallace, 
born Feb. 26, 1S66, died Dec. 18, 1867. 

Section 4. James Austin Wallace, 

born Aug. 5, 1867; married Mrs. Hattie 

B. Clay, May 2, 1901, she died May, 8, 

1902, no issue: 

James Wallace was clerk of the Estill Circuit Court, two terms, 

1893 to 1904, resides at Irvine, Ky., and is a cattle dealer. 

Section 5. Henry Gardner Wallace, born Feb. 24, 1869. He 
left Irvine and settled in Madison County, Ky., where he married 
Lilly Anderson Nov. 2 4, 1891 


Wife of Andrew Wallace. 


24, 1888. 

6. Sarah J. Wallace, born June 1, 1872; died Nov. 

12, 1878; married 

Section 7. Andrew Wallace, born Feb. 2, 1873; died July 2, 187 3. 

Section 8. Charles Wallace, born April 1, 1874; died Aug. 28, 

■Section 9. Thomas Quirk Wallace, born Sept. 12, 1875; mar- 
ried Carrie J. Congleton Sept. 16, 1896. Has been Post Master at 
Irvine, Ky., a number of years and was U. S. Store-keeper-Gauger 
during Internal Revenue Collector, John W. Yerkes, incumbency, 
issue of marriage: 

1. Ethel Payne Wallace. 

2. Lilly Wallace. 

3. Thomas Wallace. 
Section 10. Kate May Wallace, born May 

Estill Payne, Aug. 16, 1894. issue: 

1. Eva Payne. 

2. Estill Payne. 

Section 11. Tracey Wallace, born Sept. 5, 1879. He is pre- 
paring himself for a physician and is teaching school. 

Section 12. Albert Rice Wallace, born April 6, 1882; died Dec. 
7, 1882. 

Section 13. Daniel F. Wallace, born March 4, 18 85. Has a posi- 
tion under his brother Coleman in the Richmond, Post Office. He 
married recently Anna Engle, daughter of Robert Engle. 

Section 14 (unmarried) Wallace; died in infancy. 

Section 15. (unmarried) Wallace; died in infancy. 

Section 16. (unmarried) Wallace; died in infancy. 

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( Xanied in Chap. 7, Sec. 7.) 

.\rtitle 1. — IN'Sfiv \Valla<<', a (laiij;litt'i- of Miclwul Wallace and .lane 
Brattoii his \vit«>; married William .larmaii. 

They lived and died in .Madison County, Ky. Their children and 
descendant.s were: 

Section 1. William .Tarman; married Amanda Clark, Oct. 22, 
18;J5. Their children: 

1. William Jarman. 

2. James Jarman. 

0. Amanda Jarman. 

4. Sarah Jarman. 

5. Margaret Jane Jarman. 

6. Susan Jarman. 

Section 2. Michael Wallace Jarman lived the life of a bachelor, 
and died at his brother Andrew's home in Madison County, Ky. 

Section :3. Andrew Wallace Jarman. born Aug. 12, 1827, in 
Madison County, Ky., married Pamelia West, Jan. 15, 1855, she 
was born May 7, 182::i. They made their home in the southern part 
of the County, near Berea, where they both died, Mrs. Wallace sur- 
vived her husband, and died June 2, 1902. Their children: 

1. Palestine Jarman; married and went to Missouri. 

2. James W^ Jarman. 

3. Sallie Jarman: married William Adams. 

4. Kizziah Jarman: married James L. Cornelison. 

0. Mary Eliza Jarman; married Ballard Million. 

Section 4. Polly P. Jarman; married Greenville Hubbard, in 
Madison County, Ky., Sept. 29, 1S;]6. They made their home at 
Speedwell, where they died. Their children: 

1. John Hubbard: married Miss Parker, and died in 

Rockcastle Counry, Ky. 

2. James Hubard; married first, Julia A. Gentrv; she was 
born May 23, 1857, and died Nov. 23, 1897. Mr. Hubbard mar- 
ried again, Mrs. Mollie Rhodus, nee Harris, daughter of Jack 
Harris and Kitty Ballard his wife. 

3. Michael Hubbard, was born in Madison County, Ky. He 
went to Illinois; married and died in said state. 

4. Margaret Hubbard, was born at Speedwell: married Dock 
Todd. They live near Speedwell. 

5. Mollie Hubbard, was born near Speedwell, has never married. 
She makes her home principally with her sister Margaret. 

Section 5. Jane Wallace Jarman: married John Powers Ballard, 
May 7, 1835. (See Chap. 7, Sec. 1.) They emigrated to Missouri 
and died childless. 

Section 6. Margaret Ramsey Jarman; (twin to Eilizabeth) 
married first, James Rhodus, second, Richard Cornelison, and third, 
W^ilson Davis, the latter marriage occuring in Madison County, Ky., 
Nov. 3 0, 18 34. There were no issues of the two last marriages. 
Issue of the first: 

1. W^illiam Rhodus, drowned in his youth in Silver Creek. 

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2. Elizabeth Jane Rhodus; married William B. Johnson, the 
present Jailer of Madison County, Ky., elected on the democratic 
ticket. He has ever been a staunch democrat. 

?. Agnes Rhodus; married William Reynolds. 

4. Samuel Rhodus; thrown from a horse and killed. 

5. James Rhodus; married Mollie Harris, daughter of Jack 
Harris and Kitty Ballard, his wife. Mr. Rhodus died, and his 
widow married James Hiibbard. 

Section 7. Elizabeth Houston Jarman; (twin to Margaret) 
married James Dowden, Jan. 13, 1848, in Madison County, Ky., 
and they lived and died near Berea, in said County. Their children: 

1. Melissa Dowden; married George F. Ames. They went to 
Springfield, Mo. 

2. Margaret Ann Dowden; (called "Judith") married Martin 
Baker. They occupy the old home on Silver Creek, near Berea. 

3. Sarah Elizabeth Dowden, (called "Sweet"); married John 
Davis. They live on Silver Creek, near Berea, no issue. 

4. Michael Dowden; married Amanda Richardson and died. 
Their children : 

1. James Dowden. 

2. Ernst Dowden. 

3. Forest Dowden. 

4. Sarah Elizabeth Dowden; clerk in one of the Berea banks. 

5. Fannie Dowden. 

Section 8. Fannie Jarman; married Richard Comelison, had two 
children, both died in infancy. 

Section 9. Sallie W. Jarman; married Martin Genti'y Cornelison 
in Madison County, Ky., June 7, 1832. Mr. Cornelison died, and on 
the 29th of Sept., 1842, she married Henry Bascombe Rhodus. 
Children of the first mariage; 

1. Mary Susan Cornelison; died at nine or ten years of age. 

2. Margaret Jane Cornelison; married William Bush. 

3. Richard Cornelison; married Sallie Cole. 

4. John Cornelison; married Lurindy Terrill. 

5. Dorendy Cornelison; married Malon B. Duncan. 

6. Dosha P. Cornelison; married Frank Cole. 

William Jarman, senior, and Peggy Wallace his wife the 16th of 
Nov. 1813, conveyed to David Gordon, 22 acres, 3 roods and 13 poles 
of land adjacent to Richmond that was alloted to the said Peggy, 
out of the estate of her father, Michael Wallace, deceased, and June 
28, 1813, Wiliam Jarman sold Robert Rodes two negro slaves, Pompy 
and Mourning, and April 7, 1835, he conveyed to his brother-in-law, 
Andrew Wallace an interest in the estate of Michael Wallace, de- 


(Named in Sec. 5, Chap. 2.) 

Article 1. — Adam AValace, a .son of Peter Wallace, senior, the Scot- 
tish Highlander who died in Ireland, and Elizaheth Woods, the 
widow <>niij»rant from Ireland to America, his wife. 

He was born in Ireland, and was himself an emigrant from 
Ireland, to America, as related in Chapter 2. No further trace of 
him has been obtained. 

Aiiiriica, his wife. 

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(Named in Sec. 6, Chap. 2.) 

Article 1. — IN-tcf Wallaie, Junior, a son of I'etci- W alla«r, Senior, 
the S(<ittish Hi^lilandcr who died in Irehtnd, and Klizabeth 
Woods the wid<iw emigrant from Irehind to .\ii 
was bc.rn in Trehutd in 171f), and died in 17S4. 

He was an emigrant from Ireland to America, as related in Chaj)- 
ter 2. He married Martha Woods, daughter of his uncle Michael 
Woods, after his death called Michael Woods of Blair Park, and 
Mary Campbell of the Scottish Clan Campbell, from Argylshire, 
Scotland, his wife. See Part II, Chap. 4, Sec. 9. The said Mart.ia wa.^ 
born in 1720, and died in 1790. He moved with his mother from 
Pennsylvania to Rockbridge County, Va. Of the marriage nine child- 
ren were the fruits, accounts of whom are given in the coming sec- 

Section 1. Malcom Wallace. He was in the army under General 
Morgan at Boston, and died there in the service of his countrv in 

Section 2. Samuel Wallace, born in 1745. He married Rebeka 
Anderson, v\-ho died in 1786. He was an officer in the Revolutionary 
Army, and commanded at Fort Young on the Virginia Frontier, 
during the French and Indian War. 

Section :]. .lames (or Hugh) Wallace was an ensign in the Third 
Virginia Regiment, and died of smallpox in Philadelphia in 1776. 

Section 4. Adam Wallace. The captain of a Rockbridge Com- 
pany in the tenth Virginia, and was killed by Tarleton's Troops, 
while bravely fighting against fearful odds, at the Waxhaw, South 
Carolina, May 29, 1780. 

His sword, or espontoon, used on that bloody day was in the pos- 
session of .John A. R. Varner, of Lexington, Va., a descendant of his 
brother, Samuel, a few years ago. Wallace's company was composed 
of fifty Rockbridge men. Colonel Buford's Regiment had been de- 
tached from the Northern Army and ordered to go to the relief of 
the beleaguered garrison at Charleston, South Carolina. On their 
way they learned that General Lincoln had capitulated, and Colonel 
Buford was ordered to fall back again toward the North. Corn- 
wallis hearing of Buford's retreat, sent his dashing unscrupulous 
cavalry officer. Colonel Tarlton, with three hundred picked men in 
l)ursuit, and after a forced march of one hundred miles he overcok 
Buford at Waxhaw, South Carolina. Before Buford and his Virgin- 
ians could prepare for the attack the British cavalry was upon .hem 
from front and rear, and both flanks. The Virginians delivered their 
fire, but before they could reload Tarlton's cavalry men were on them 
with their ])istols and swords. Out of four hundred men of Buford's 
command, three hundred were killed or wounded. The wounded 
were hacked to pieces in the most inhuman manner. 

It was in this terrible encounter that Captain Adam Wallace 
fell. He was a young man of twenty-five years, and stood six feet 
two inches in his stockings, — the very picture of vi.^orous manhood. 

Colonel Buford seeing his men in confusion, fled early in the 
fight, but young Wallace disdained to flee, and standing his ground 
met steel with steel. His trusty sword was wielded with tremendours 
vigor, and he managed to kil*l a number of Tarlton's dragoons 

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before he received the fatal blow which ended his noble youn^ life 

Four brothers of young Andrew, towit: Malcolm, Samuel, 
Andrew and James (or Hugh), sons of Peter Wallace, Jr., and 
Martha Woods, his wife, sacrificed their lives for the independence 
of their country. 

In a speech delivered in the Virginia House of Delegates by late 
Governor James MacDowell, occurs this sentence concerning the 
brave young soldier who owned that sword. 

"That dark and dismal page in the history of the Revolution, 
that carnival of cruel and unjustifiable slaughter, stamped with the 
name of Waxhaw, is illuminated only by the splendid herotMu of 
a soldier from the valley of Virginia, whom I am proud to claim as 
a kinsman, Captain Adam Wallace, of Rockbridge." 

Of all the members of the Wallace-Woods Clans, none had a 
nobler record, in the great struggle for freedom from the British 
Yoke, than did Peter Wallace, Junior, and his wife Martha Woods, 
who gave five brave sons to that sacred cause: Samuel, Malcolm, 
Andrew, James (or Hugh), and Adam. (Woods-McAfee Memorial, 
by Rev. N. M. W.) 

Section 5. Andrew Wallace, was Captain of a comi)any in the 
eighth Virginia Regiment, and was killed at Guilford Court Rouse 
in 1781. It seems that he was never married, and was young when 

Section 6. John Wallace. (See Chapter 1, Sec. 1, and Note in 
Chap. 4) wife Jane. 

Section 7. Elizabeth Wallace; married Colonel John Giliuore of 
Rockbridge County, Va. 

Section 8. Janet Wallace. 
Section 9. Susannah Wallace. 


(Named in Chap. 8, Sec. 9.) 

Article 1. — Th< mas K. Wallace, a son of Andrew Wallace and Jane 
Heid his wife, was born in Madison County, Ky., Aug;. 20, 1881. 

He left the County when about five years of age, in 1836, with 
his parents, and went to Irvine, Estill County, Ky., and when he was 
about eleven years of age his father died the 10th day of Oct. 18 42: 
he was educated i)rincipally in Irvine, going to school in the winter 
and working in the fall and winter until about twenty-four years of 
age: in Jan. 18 55, hoping to improve his opportunities he emigrated 
to Missouri and stopped on the Grand Prarie, in the Northern part 
of Boone County, where he engaged in farming until the Civil War 
broke out: in 1862, he went with the South and enlisted in the Con- 
federate Army, he remained in the army to the end of the struggle, 
when he returned to Boone County. Before the war, on the 2 8th of 
Feb. 1858, he was married to Margaret Bryson, she was born in 
Howard County, Mo., the 8th day of June 183o, she was a daughter 
of Solomon Bryson. Her parents were born and reared in Madison 
County, Ky. Solomon Bryson's parents died when he was very young. 

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he fell in hat He. 

and he was raised an orphan and knew but little of his ])eoi)le. 

His wife was a Miss Hendren, related to the old Madison County 

family of that name. Mr. Bryson and his wife left Madison County, 
Ky., about 1831, and she heard after that but little from ]■ r i)eoi)le, 
and lost trace of her genealogy. 

Thomas K. Wallace was trying to make a start in he world, 
and provide for his wife and little children, and wa not at all 
inclined to join the army, but the circumstances aul conditions 
were such that it seemed impossible for a southern-riL;li,s man, (h<> 
being one) to remain at home in peace and safety. The radical 
party had become oppressive, the guerrillas were scouring the 
country, breaking into and pillaging houses, taking any and every 
thing they wanted, and many things they didn't want, and mistreat- 
ing the people ojiiiosed to their methods. That did not suit young 
Wallace, therefore, taking his gun and best horse he joined in viith 
others, w-ho bethought themselves to make the pillagers afraid to 
leave the station on the Pacific Railroad, near which was Mr. Wal- 
lace's home, but the pillagers were soon re-enforced and there re- 
mained in the summer of 1862, the only alternative for Wallace to 
enlist in the southern army. So, in the fall he joined a company 
that was being made up to go South, this company started out 
travelling at night to keep from being seen as much as possible, 
and succeeded in crossing the river, but after the first night the 
enemy got on their trail, and sent runners to stations a