Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Slave Name Roll Project

The Slave Name Roll Project is attempting to recover the names of slaves from documents, wills, inventories, slave passes, manumission records, censuses, newspaper advertisements, etc., that individuals have discovered in their genealogical research. This is for the area that is now the United States of America.

Although I have ancestry from Colonial New England, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as New Amsterdam, New Jersey, New Sweden, and Pennsylvania, that ancestry is prior to the Revolutionary War. The bulk of my ancestry is from colonial Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and after the Revolutionary War, Kentucky and Tennessee. Between 1800 and 1870 my relatives had spread South to Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, Texas and North and West to Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, California, and Oregon. However, between 1820 and 1870 my families were based in Southeastern Kentucky and Northeastern Tennessee, in Knox, Wayne, Whitley, and Pulaski counties Kentucky, and in Knox, Overton, Campbell, Scott, and Fentress counties in Tennessee.

Below I have listed my known slaveholding ancestors and relatives with the relationship, a citation to the source of the information, and the names of the enslaved where that is given. I will be adding to this page as I now make a definite effort to document this.

Spelling is as found in the document.

Locations of slave holders:

  • Alabama: Marshall county.
  • Arkansas: Ouachita county.
  • Kentucky: Knox county; Logan county; Pulaski county; Wayne county, Whitley county.
  • Maryland: Prince George's county; Talbot county.
  • Missouri: Henry county; Lafayette county; Saline county.
  • North Carolina: Ashe county.
  • Texas: Grayson county; McClennan county.
  • Virginia: Amelia county; Charlotte county; Chesterfield county; Essex county; Frederick county; Grayson county; Henrico county; Henry county; Norfolk county; Stafford County.

In 1850 there were 201 slaves in Whitley county, Kentucky. In 1860 there were 157 slaves. In 1860 the percentage of free families who owned slaves in the states below were as follows: Alabama 35%, North Carolina 28%, Texas 28%, Virginia 26%, Tennessee 25%, Kentucky 23%, Arkansas 20%, Missouri 13% and Maryland 12% (RATIO OF SLAVEHOLDERS TO FAMILIES, (1860)).

See, Slavery Laws in Olde Kentucky and David H. Streets, Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies
(mainly on Wayne Co., KY) and East Tennessee Roots: Slavery in East Tennessee and Hell without fire: Blacks in Tennessee before 1865.

I encourage others of pre-U.S. Civil War ancestry to do the same.

Slave holders

Ancestors:

James Campbell, 4th Great Grand Father,
Will, Whitley, Kentucky, 1829.
1 female, Ann.

Daniel Strunk, 4th Great Grand Father,
1820 Census, Whitley, Kentucky, 1 unnamed male, 26-45.
1810 Census, Ashe, North Carolina,1 unnamed male.

Samuel Wiatt, 4th Great Grand Father,
Inventory, Knox County, Circuit Court, Kentucky, Suits, Box #65, 1835.
5 slaves, one man, one woman and two children and one old woman",
names unknown.

Jeremiah Burnett, 5th Great Grand Father,
Deed of Sale, Wayne County, Kentucky, 1815:
Sold one Negro boy slave Adam, to son Isaac for $400.00.
Deed of Gift (to daughter and son-in-law), Wayne County, Kentucky, 1815.
In 1815 he gave them "one Negro slave woman
Hannah and her increase".
In 1812 he gave to James and Ursula Hurt, "one Negro girl slave and her increase".
Tax List, Wayne County, Kentucky, 1805.
6 slaves.
Tax Lists, Henry County, Virginia, 1782-1790:
1782 4 blacks;
1783 2 Negroes, Sipes and Sarah;
1784 4 Negroes, Sipes and Sarah and 2 young ones;
1786 6 Negroes;
1787 3 blacks over 16, 3 blacks under 16;
1788 1 black;
1789 2 blacks;
1790 3 blacks.

Sources,
June Baldwin Bork, The Burnetts and their connections, 3 vols.
David H. Streets, Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies
(mainly on Wayne Co., KY).

Alexander Campbell, 5th Great Grand Father,
Will, Knox, Kentucky, 1810.
unnamed "Negro boy".

Thomas Morgan, 6th Great Grand Father,
Deed, Thomas Morgan to Bartholomew Anderson, Arnold's Branch, Frederick, Virginia Colony, 1749.
"Negro named
Jack for sixty some odd pounds" as partial payment to Thomas Morgan.

Thomas Womack, 7th Great Grand Father,
Will, Henrico, Virginia, 1732/33.
1 unnamed female "Negro Woman".

Mary (Farley) Womack, 7th Great Grand Mother,
Will, Chesterfield, Virginia Colony, 1750.
"Negro Woman nam'd
Mall".

Joseph Batchelor, 7th Great Grand Father,
Will, Norfolk, Virginia Colony, 1733/4.
Negro Boy
Cush;
Negro Boy
Tony;
Negro Woman
Hayes;
Negro Boy
Pompy;
Negro Boy
Sharper;
Negro Boy
Philly.

John Burnett, 7th Great Grand Father,
Will, Essex, Virginia Colony, 1717.
negro
Will;
melato girl
Cate;
negro boy
Sam;
negro girl
Sue;
negro woman
Moll.

Charles Walker, 7th Great Grand Father,
Deposition of Rebecca Walker (either the widow or daughter) Prince George's, Maryland Colony, 1767.
slave
Priss. She is listed in 1775 Surry, North Carolina, tax roll.

Abraham Womack, 8th Great Grand Father,
Will, Henrico, Virginia Colony, 1732.
3 males, Frank,York, and Matt.
Deed, Henrico, Virginia Colony, Patent Book 8, Page 172, 20 October 1691.
imported 5 slaves, "
Eliza,Pain,Tom,Nan,Peter, negroes".

Amy (nee McGraw)(Gatewood) Baker, 8th Great Grand Mother,
Will, Southfarnham Parish, Essex, Virginia Colony, 1744.
negro boy,
Bristol;
negro girl,
Frank;
negro woman,
Jenny;
negro boy,
Will;
negro
Essex;
negro
Guy;
negro
Sarah.

John Farley, 8th Great Grand Father,
Will, Amelia, Virginia Colony, 1754. (of Dale Parish, Chesterfield, Virginia Colony).
Negro
Dickboy;
Negro
Dick;
Negro
Nancy and all her increase;
Negro boy named
Billy;
Negro girl
Patt and all her increase;
Negro wench named
Sue and what Children she brings after this Day;
Negro boy named
Lewis;
Negro wench named
Lucy and all her Increase;
Negro boy named
Stephen;
Negro Fellows
Frank and Jimboy.

James Akin, 9th Great Grand Father,
Will, Henrico, Virginia Colony, 1712.
"I leave the
Indian woman named Rose and her two children".

Sarah Akin, 9th Great Grand Mother,
Will, Henrico, Virginia Colony, 1714,
Leaves "slaves" to son James Akin. Is this "the Indian woman named Rose and her two children"?

Mary (nee Richeford) Brasseur, widow of Benois Brasseur, J.P. Talbot County, Maryland Colony, 9th Great Grand Mother,
Deed of land at the Cliffs (Talbot County, Maryland Colony) from Richard Bennett (Gov of both Virginia and Maryland) 1663, included Servants:
Thomas Smyth
Geo: Dauison
William Whitehead
Thomas ffrost
and
Sarah a negro Woman.
Will of Mary Brasseur (made before her marriage to Thomas Starling),1663,
mentions delivery of servants, unnamed, to children.

Relatives:

Levi Preston Cox, 1st Cousin 3 times Removed,
Letter to wife, from Sherman, Grayson, Texas, 1856.
Mentions slaves, unnamed.

Joel Hayden Walker, 1st Cousin 4 times Removed,
1860 Slave Census, Dover, Lafayette, Missouri,
8 slaves; 4 females ages, 5,14,14,30; 4 males, ages 10, 23, 38, 40.

Mary Ellen Walker Vivion, 1st Cousin 4 times Removed (wife of George William Vivion),
1860 Slave Census, McClennan, Texas,
11 slaves; 8 males, ages 1, 2, 6, 12, 14, 16, 40, 40; 3 females, ages 24, 35; 1 is mulatto, aged 8.
1850 Slave Census, District 46, Lafayette, Missouri,
12 slaves; 9 males; 3 females.

Paris M Walker, 1st Cousin 4 times Removed,
1860 Slave Census, Marshall, Saline, Missouri,
10 male slaves, ages 6 months, 1, 2, 20, 21, 28, 30, 30, 32, 40.
1850 Slave Census, Saline, Missouri,
5 slaves.

Fielden Young, 1st Cousin 4 times Removed,
1860 Slave Census, Grayson, Virginia, USA.
1 Female, age 40;
1 male, age 12;
1 male, age 4.
1850 Slave Census, Dist 19, Grayson, Virginia;
1 Male, age 40;
1 female, age 32;
1 male, age 1.

Wright Stephen Batchelor, 1st Cousin 5 times Removed,
Will, Nash, North Carolina, USA, 1846.
Negro Woman,
Fanny.

Richard Walker, 1st Cousin 7 times Removed,
Will, Prince George's, Maryland, 1807.
one unnamed Negro girl.

Armstead S. Morehead, 4th Cousin 3 times Removed,
Logan, Kentucky, abt 1837.
Union Pension records of sons, Thomas and James W. Morehead.
Dinah, slave (consort of ASM), (Ancestors of Muhammad Ali Haj, aka, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.).

Jabus Perkins, 2nd Great Grand Uncle,
1850 Slave Census, Marshall, Alabama.
Black female 21;
Black male 17;
Mulatto Female 3;
Mulatto male 1.

Joel Moses, 3rd Great Grand Uncle,
1860 Slave Census, Ouachita, Arkansas.
Black female, age 20;
Black female, age 3.
Both unnamed.

Ezekiel Abbot Porch, 3rd Great Grand Uncle,
1840 U.S. Population Census, Pulaski, Kentucky.
one female slave, age 36-54.
1820 U.S. Population Census, Knox, Kentucky.
one male slave, age under 14.

Samuel Wilcoxon Walker, 3rd Great Grand Uncle,
1820 Census, Whitley, Kentucky.
6 unnamed slaves.

Pleasant Phillip Walker, 3rd Great Grand Uncle,
Assessor's Book, Henry, Missouri, 1845.
10 slaves valued at $2,725, unnamed.

Joseph Walker, 6th Great Grand Uncle,
Will, Prince George's, Maryland, USA, 1797.
Negro man
Pompey;
Negro girl
Phebe;
Negro man
Will;
Negro girl
Nell;
Negro man
Sam;
Negro woman
Jinne; Negro girl Prins; Negro girl Easter and Negro boy Ben (all four together);
Negro boy Harry;
Negro man Bob.

William Womack, 6th Great Grand Uncle,
Will, Charlotte, Virginia, USA, 1790.
1 female, Betty.

James Akin, 8th Great Grand Uncle,
Will of mother, Sarah Akin, Henrico, Virginia Colony, 1714.
legatee of
"slaves".

Sarah (?????) Whitecotton, wife of 8th Great Grand Uncle,
Will, Stafford, Virginia Colony, 1761.
two Negroes (unnamed, sex not stated);
one negro wench and one
white girl named Marcaret Whitcomb.

Possible relative:

George Bagley,
Will, Amelia, Virginia Colony, 1768.
Son James Bagley, Negro fellow
Morrica.
Son George Bagley, Negro fellow
Jack.
Anderson Bagley, Negro boy
York
Dau. Elizabeth Bagley, Negro girl
Tabb.
Dickerson Jennings, who married my dau. Frances, Negro girl
Ursay.
G'son. William Ligon, son of William Ligon, when he is 21 or married, 90 pounds to be raised from Negro woman Lucy and her increase.
Lend wife (no name) for life or widowhood, Negroes Jeff &
Hannah.
Estate Inventory & Appraisment, Amelia, Virginia Colony, 1769.
"Slaves:
Jeffery, York ,Hannah, Lucy & her child Jenny;Tab, girl Ussey".

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A New U.S. Budget Blueprint May Affect Genealogists [Chronicling America and other sites/programs]

From Genealogical Insider blog: This blog is written by guest blogger and Associate Editor of Family Tree Magazine, Madge Maril
The new administration’s federal budget blueprint—a sort of planning document in the budgeting process—would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities. If this line item manages to make it through to the final budget for fiscal year 2018, its genealogical impact might surprise you.
. . .
The NEH’s grants also support historical records digitization and access projects including the free Chronicling America newspaper search website. Chronicling America was sparked by The United States Newspaper Project, which microfilmed and cataloged 63.3 million pages of American newspapers. Chronicling America lets you search and view digitized American newspaper pages from 1789 to 1924, as well as a directory of all U.S. Newspapers published from 1690 to present.
http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/2017/01/24/ANewUSBudgetBlueprintMayAffectGenealogists.aspx

Saturday, April 16, 2016

272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown [University]. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?

In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Number of 23andme matches of my 29 known GGG Grandparent surnames

I currently have 3108 matches at 23andme. I decided to look at the known surnames of my 32 GGGGrandparents, pedigree numbers 32-63, to see how many matches I have for each surname:

pedigree # Surname number of matches 
32 Perkins 30
33 Unknown 
34 Shepard 145
35 Smith 164
36 Creekmore 13
37 Porch 1
38 Campbell 35
39 Unknown
40 Walker 38
41 Bishop 18
42 Wiatt/Wyatt 4
43 Sullivan 12
44 Manning 18
45 Anderson 50
46 Moses 9
47 Richardson 15
48 Ball 67
49 May 69
50 Phipps 5
51 Davenport 9
52 Strunk 15
53 Pennington 15
54 Davis 80
55 Creekmore 13
56 Swain 8
57 Unknown
58 Ball 67
59 May 69
60 Kidd 9
61 Bagley/Begley 4
62 Stephens 38
63 Hayes/Hays 22

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My 64 GGGGG Grand Parents

This post will be at this blog and at my genetic genealogy blog. I have been doing autosomal DNA testing of my 22 non-sex chromosomes and my 2 sex-based chromosomes at Family Tree DNA, the Family Finder test; at 23andme, the Relative Finder test, and at AncestryDNA. These tests can help you find relatives related to you from the first degree, parents, siblings, grandparents, through 5 or 6th cousins. In order to do that more easily it is a good idea to have an extensive pedigree of your direct ancestors and of their descendants. People who share a GGGGG Grandparent with you are 5th cousins. So in order to alert my 5th cousins to our possible DNA match, here is a list of my known GGGGG Grandparents:
  • FNU=first name unknown
  • LNU=last name unnown
  • ?=uncertain of that element
  1. Timothy Perkins, b New Haven, CT died during the Revolutionary War in VA or NC or SC. He and his brother Joseph were Loyalists.
  2. Miriam Sperry, b 1743 in Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, died after 1780 in North Carolina.
  3. Unknown
  4. Unknown
  5. William Shepard, b ???, d before 1790 in Virginia or North Carolina.
  6. Elizabeth, LNU,
  7. James Smith, 1752, VA, d 1833, Holston, Scott, VA, USA.
  8. Nancy Mulkey, d after 1795, VA or Sauta Cave, Alabama?
  9. Robert Creekmore, b 1760, Norfolk, VA, d 1824, Whitley Co., KY (Will Bk 1, p 10).
  10. Elizabeth Batchelor, b 1761, VA, d Nov 1829, Whitley Co., KY (Will Bk 1, pp 29-30 Probate Sale).
  11. Henry Porch, b 1758, Abingdon, Gloucester Co., VA, d 1849, Whitley Co., KY (Served in Revolutionary War, 1778-79 Capt. Wm Allen Green; 1781 Capt Sharp's Co., NC Service. Pension, W9234, BLWt 57777-160-55).
  12. Rebecca P. Denton or Benton, before 1755, NC, d 1866, Pulaski Co., KY.
  13. James Campbell, b 1763, NC, d 1829-1831, Whitley Co., KY (Will Bk 1, pp 37-38).
  14. Anna Osburn, b 1764, PA, d 1852, Whitley Co., KY.
  15. Unknown.
  16. Unknown.
  17. Renelder Walker, b about 1748, probably Frederick Co.,MD, d after 1826 in Knox or Whitley Co., KY or MO (Renalder was named nearest of kin in his [father's estate] inventory, 16 June 1766, Frederick County, Md. Prerogative Court, MD, (Inventories) 90, pp. 148-150). Marriage bond 27 Nov 1778, Wilkes Co., NC.
  18. Mary Wilcoxon, b 1760 Rowan Co., NC, d 1830, Lafayette Co., MO. (Niece of Daniel Boone. Daughter of his elder sister, Sarah.).
  19. William Bishop, b 1755-1760, PA, d 1834 Whitley Co., KY (Will Bk 1, p 54, Inventory)Served in Rev War, Capt John Rice's Co., Col Adam Stephens' Rgmt, Gen Daniel Morgan's Brigade. Was at Battles of the Brandywine and Germantown. Discharged at White Marsh, Pension Application, Whitley Co., KY Circuit Court Order Book A-B-C, p. 54, 18 July 1820.
  20. Jane Tuggle, b d 1840?, Whitley Co., KY (Buried Wolf Creek Baptist Church Cemetery)
  21. Samuel Wiatt, b about 1745 VA, d 1835 Knox Co., KY (Rev. War veteran, N.C. Militia Species pay Certificate No. 603, dated 12 Jun. 1783). Will Knox Co., KY 1835.
  22. Rebecca Bennett, b 1763 Greenbrier CO., VA, d 1837 Knox Co., KY.
  23. Rev James Sullivan, b before 1765 Northumberland Co., VA d 1817-18, Williamsburg, Knox Co., KY (Whitley Co., KY, Will Bk 1, p25, made 9 Feb 1817 or 18? Nuncupative will on deathbed recorded July 20,1818, Book 1 Page 25). Served in 1st VA State Rgmt., Rev War. In Yellow Springs Hospital at Valley Forge, 4 Apr 1778. Methodist Minister. Ordained by Bishop Asberry in Knoxville, TN in 1793. School teacher at Carrol School on Cumberland River and Clear Fork Creek.
  24. Eleanor Wilson, b 1769, d 1834, Williamsburg, Knox Co., KY.
  25. William Manning, b 1775 VA d 1867 Whitley Co., KY. He was a blacksmith.
  26. Nancy Whitecotton, b 1780-1785 VA, d 1852 Whitley Co., KY. (2nd wife).
  27. Jacob Anderson, b about 1779 VA, d 1850-1860, Whitely Co., KY.
  28. Nancy Anne Richardson, b about 1771, d between 1820-25, Whitley Co., KY.
  29. Rev John Moses, b about 1772, NC d after 1860, McNairy Co., TN (Old Style Baptist Minister).
  30. Mary "Polly" Richmond.
  31. John Richardson, b 1765 VA? d 1840, Whitley Co., KY.
  32. Elizabeth Davis. b 1778 d after 1860, Whitley Co., KY.
  33. George Ball, b 1751-52, Fairfax Co., VA d 1825, Russell Co., VA
  34. Elizabeth Tunnell, b 1756, Stafford Co., VA, d Russell Co., VA?
  35. James Harvey May,b 1739, England d between 1830 and 1840 Pike Co., KY. Transported as a prisoner from Middlesex Gaol, 1774 on the Ship Justitia, to Baltimore, MD. Alias of Emmanuel Mills. He may have been a Loyalist in Rev War. (Buried in John Runyan Cemetery, Pike Co., KY).
  36. Elizabeth "Betsy" King, d before 1840 Pike Co., KY. (Buried in John Runyan Cemetery, Pike Co., KY).
  37. Joshua Phipps, b about 1765, VA d after 1850, Cheriton, Randolph Co., MO?
  38. Elizabeth Rice, b 1790 VA, D 1830 Green Co., KY.
  39. John Davenport, b 1770 VA d unknown. 1830 dismissal from Concord Baptist Church, Wayne CO., KY. May have gone to Indiana. Married in 1796 in Patrick Co., VA. Maybe a son of Elisha Davenport, aged 80-90 in 1830 Wayne Co., KY Census.
  40. Nancy Burnett, b 1772 VA, d unknown. 1830 dismissal from Concord Baptist Church, Wayne Co., KY.
  41. Daniel Strunk, abt 1775, PA, MD, VA? d 1852 Whitley Co., KY. Constable of Ashe Co., NC 1806 and 1814. Moved to Whitley Co., KY by 1820 Census. At least four wives and 30+ children.
  42. Margaret "Peggy" Williams?, abt 1780, NC d aft 1860 Census Cumberland Co., KY. Granted divorce from Daniel 1821 in Whitley Co., KY. Named as Margareta in Divorce Decree.
  43. FNU Pennington, unknown father of Abigail Pennington, 2nd wife of Abraham Strunk. See Abraham Strunk Divorce.
  44. Unknown mother of Abigail Pennington, 2nd wife of Abraham Strunk. See above.
  45. FNU Davis, unknown father of John Davis
  46. Unknown, unknown mother of John Davis
  47. Ballentine Creekmore, b 1750-60 d between 1830 and 1840 Whitley Co., KY. In Nash Co., NC in 1790 and 1800 Censuses, in Knox Co., KY in 1810 Census and in Whitley Co., KY in 1820 and 1830 Censuses. Age recorded as between 60 and 69 in 1830.
  48. Barsheba Batchelor, b 1766 Norfolk, Norfolk, VA or Nash Co., NC, d bef 1840 Whitley Co., KY.
  49. FNU Swain, unknown father of John DeSwain or John D. Swain from VA to Whitley Co., KY.
  50. Unknown
  51. Unknown
  52. Unknown
  53. George Ball, See above #64.
  54. Elizabeth Tunnel/l, See above #65.
  55. James Harvey May, See above #66.
  56. Elizabeth "Betsy" King, See above #67.
  57. William Kidd, b aft 1737, VA? d between 1801 and 1821, Tazewell Co., VA or Wayne Co., KY (date of brother Samuel Kidd's estate in Fluvanna Co., VA) William was sometime of Albemarle Co., VA. Named in his father Aaron Kidd's will in Albemarle Co., VA in 1775.
  58. Unknown
  59. FNU Bagley or Begley, possibly of Tazewell Co., VA.
  60. Unknown
  61. Thomas Stephens, b abt 1750 (VA or NC) d abt 1836, Fentress Co., TN. Rev War.
  62. Sarah Miller, b 12 March 1747 or 57 (possibly in England) d bef 1836, Fentress Co., TN.
  63. FNU Hays or Hayes
  64. Unknown

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sneak Peek of new Ancestry features

Ancestry has a blog post out by Dan Lawyer is a Senior Director of Product at Ancestry, about a new page design and feature set they will introduce this year. You can read it here Sneak Peek. This looks like a very nice re-design of the pages and an interesting attempt to make the genealogy information more exciting to people who use the site. There is a link to add your name to the waiting list for the Beta test of the new site design.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sometimes the answer is a tree in the forest: my paternal mtDNA - U5a1b

In order to find the mtDNA haplogroup of my deceased Father, Denval Perkins, I have been trying to get female line relatives of my Grandmother, Eleanor "Nellie" Walker Inman Perkins, to do either the autosomal test at 23andMe, because it also gives a limited mtDNA haplogroup, or an mtDNA test at Family Tree DNA. Because he and his half and full siblings are all deceased, I have asked his niece, but she has finally decided not to test. I then asked some of my Grandmother's sisters descendants but they also refused to test.

This week I used the Charting program in Legacy Family Tree to go back to my Grandmother's Grandmother, Mariah Moses Manning, and trace her mtDNA descendants. When I examined the chart I realized that two of those female line descendants had already tested at 23andMe and had the mtDNA haplogroup designation of U5a1b. This mtDNA haplogroup is considered one of the oldest European mtDNA haplogroups. It is currently concentrated in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries. This location ties into my Fathers's Y DNA haplogroup of R1a1a (R-176.1) which is mainly found in Scandinavia and Scotland.

My Father's known matriline:

  1. Denval Perkins (1921-1974);
  2. Eleanor "Nellie" Walker (1891-1965) - 1) Francis "Frank" Inman and 2) Henry Franklin Perkins;
  3. Rutha Manning (1867-1928 - Andrew J. Walker;
  4. Mariah Moses (1832-1873) - Jacob H Manning;
  5. Martha Richardson (1814-1869) - 1)Edmund DeBerry Moses and 2) William Manning;
  6. Elizabeth Davis (1778-1860-70) - John Richardson.

Locations covered are Whitley Co., KY and McCreary Co., KY. See the US Census reports for 1850 through 1930.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Rediscovered Headstones Hold Clues To Calif. Quake: [the Gilliam-Sullivan Cemetery]

This is a program on NPR about the Gilliam Cemetery of Sevastopol, Sonoma County, California. In 1852, my 3rd great-granduncle and his wife, Mary Gilliam, buried their still born child there to start the cemetery. Isaac Sullivan was a wagon train drover and explorer.

His parents were James Sullivan and Eleanor Wilson. James was a Revolutionary War veteran and Methodist circuit rider in Kentucky and Tennessee. Served in 1st VA State Rgmt., Rev War. In Yellow Springs Hospital at Valley Forge, 4 Apr 1778. He was Ordained by Bishop Asberry in Knoxville, TN in 1793. School teacher at Carrol School on Cumberland River and Clear Fork Creek.

[Whitley Co., KY, Will Bk 1, p25, made 9 Feb 1817 or 18? Nuncupative will on deathbed. recorded July 20,1818, Book 1 Page 25. See, History and Families, Whitley Co., KY, 1818-1993, page 325.]

Isaac appears in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses of Annaly, Sonoma Co., California. He has not been found in 1850. They had the following children:

  • J W Sullivan 53 KY
  • Mary Sullivan 26 MO
  • James M Sullivan 7 CA
  • John W Sullivan 5 CA
  • Cornelius G Sullivan 4 CA
  • Minerva A Sullivan 2 CA
  • Nancy A Sullivan 1 CA

The following children first appeared in the 1870 census:

  • Sophrona C Sullivan 9
  • Charles C Sullivan 7
  • Letha Sullivan 5
  • Asa I Sullivan 3
  • Amanda J Sullivan 4/12

In 1880 a last son shows up:

  • Jabez B. Sullivan 7

James and Isaac Sullivan were descendants of Peter Sullivan or O'Sullivan and Emma Craven of Northumberland, Virginia. See these wills:

  • Will of Peter Sullivan, Northumberland Co., VA, Record Book 1743- 49, pp 227a-228. Will dated 15 April 1746, proved 10 Aug 1747.
  • Will of Charles Swillivan of Wiccocomoco Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia, will made 19 March 1767, will proved 11 May 1767, Record Book 7, p. 77. Abstract printed in Lewis, Wills and Administrations of Northumberland Co., VA, vol.1, p. 132.

For more information of Col. Isaac Sullivan and Mary Gilliam and their descendants, see, The Patriarch of the Valley: Col Isaac Wilson Sullivan by Emma A. Street-Hively.

Saturday, August 24, 2013