Laird Family of Kentucky

 

 

(III.) James3 Laird, third son of Capt. David2 Laird, James1; born in Augusta Co., VA, in 1776,[1] married 1.) Jean Anderson, daughter of Col. Andrew and Margaret (Crawford) Anderson, of Augusta Co., VA,[2] on 15 Aug. 1797 in Augusta Co., VA,[3] but she died shortly thereafter, and he remarried to 2.) Jane Kerr, daughter of James and Jean (Robertson) Kerr (Jr.), of Augusta Co., VA, on 4 Dec. 1799 in Augusta County.[4] Jane Kerr was born say ca. 1781 in Augusta Co., VA, a granddaughter of James Kerr Sr., who was one of the first justices of the first court held in Staunton, VA, and was active in the organization of Augusta County in 1745, and of James and Elizabeth (Crawford) Robertson, of Augusta Co., VA, and a great‑granddaughter of Alexander Crawford, of Lancaster Co., PA.[5]

            The will of James Kerr (Jr.) was dated 2 Dec. 1811, and probated on 24 Feb. 1812. He mentioned his wife Jean, grandson James, son of his son John Kerr, daughters Elizabeth Givens, Margaret Ramsey and Jane Leard, and something extra for each grandson named for the testator. The will was witnessed by Mathew Robertson, John Trotter and Sally Trotter, and he named as his executors his sons John Kerr, Alex. Kerr, and John Johnston.[6] James Rutledge sued the heirs of James Kerr in 1812 over title to a 6-acre parcel of meadow he had purchased from Kerr on 31 Mar. 1797, but had died without making over the title to Rutledge. Heirs of James Kerr named in the lawsuit were James Kerr, Thomas Givens and wife Elizabeth, John and Alexander Kerr, James Ramsey and wife Margaret, James Laird and wife Jane, and Nathaniel Kerr. In 1812 when the suit was filed, all the heirs except John Kerr, Alexander Kerr and James Laird were living out of the Commonwealth of Virginia.[7] James Kerr was evidently an important and well-respected man in his family, because numerous descendants of his were given the middle name “Kerr.”

            James and Jane Laird probably moved to Kentucky shortly after 1812, but kept the family property in Augusta Co., VA, until 1818. Eventually they settled in Hopkins Co., KY, in 1820, where he received a land grant of 300 acres surveyed on 15 Mar. 1820 on Deer Creek, south of the Green River,[8] in what is probably Webster Co., KY, today. He also purchased 200 acres of land on Deer Creek from Meshack Lewellyn and wife in 1820,[9] 200 acres of land on Deer Creek from James Leeper and wife in 1820,[10] and 400 acres of land on Deer Creek from Abednego Lewellyn in 1822.[11] On 28 July 1821 James Laird sold 217 acres of land on Deer Creek to his son, James Laird, Jr.[12] Richard R. Bailey and James Laird, both of Hopkins Co., KY, served as sureties for a large loan by Samuel Guiler, of Union Co., KY, and on 7 June 1824 Guiler deeded over a large tract of 740 acres of land on Deer Creek and various personal items to Bailey and Laird as security for the bond. Laird immediately deeded his portion over to Bailey.[13] On 15 Sept. 1829[?] James Laird deeded an unspecified amount of land on Deer Creek along with 100 acres of ridge land over to his son David Laird, acknowledged by James Laird on 9 Nov. 1829. The second paragraph of the deed reads like a will:[14]

“Note my intention is that my son David John and Nathaniel is to own all the land I own and the said David is not to sell or dispose of said land without my consent during my lifetime and then I wish them of the think proper to dispose of all that I own and make an equal divide.”

            Jane (Kerr) Laird apparently died before 1825, presumably in Hopkins Co., KY, and James Laird remarried again to 3.) Elizabeth J. Gordon on 5 Sept. 1825 in Hopkins Co., KY.[15] On 27 Nov. 1837 James Laird deeded over to his son Nathaniel Laird, “for consideration of the love and affection that I bear to my son” a negro boy named Steward, about 11 years old, the tract of land on Deer Creek he was then living on, containing about 205 acres, and a 300 acre tract of land adjoining Berry’s survey, together with his wagon and horses, and household furnishings. He excepted his negro woman Mary, whom he liberated at his death. He also directed his son Nathaniel to pay his “present wife” $100 at his death, and $200 to be divided between his grandchildren, the children of James K. Laird, Anna Brown, and the child of Jane Christian. In return Nathaniel Laird agreed to maintain and support his father, James Laird, “in plenty and decency during his life.”[16] In 1839 James Laird sold 200 acres of land on Deer Creek to Atlas T. Chandler,[17] and 66 acres of land on the Slovers Creek branch of the Tradewater River to Bentley Townsend,[18] and in 1840 he sold 134 acres of land on Deer Creek to George W. Springfield.[19]

            The first Hopkins County tax list James Laird was found in was in 1819, where he was taxed for 4 parcels of land, all on the Deer Creek watershed, of 217 acres, 200 acres, 400 acres, and 400 acres.[20] In the 1820 Hopkins County tax list he was taxed for 2 parcels of 2nd rate land at 200 acres each, and 2 parcels of 3rd rate land at 400 acres each, all on Deer Creek.[21] The parcels were described in the 1821 tax list as 226 acres, 182 acres, 400 acres, and 300 acres, all on Deer Creek.[22] In 1822 James Laird was taxed for only 2 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 300 acres and 209 acres, while his son, James K. Laird, was taxed for a 217-acre parcel on Deer Creek.[23] In 1823 James Laird was taxed for 3 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 400 acres, 300 acres, and 209 acres, while his son, James K. Laird, was taxed for 2 parcels, of 200 acres and of 17 acres.[24]  In 1824 and 1825 he was again taxed for 3 parcels on Deer Creek, of 400 acres, 360 acres, and 209 acres, while his son was taxed for one 217-acre parcel.[25] In 1826, however, James Laird Sr. was taxed for only one parcel, of 206 acres on Deer Creek, while his son, James Laird Jr. was again taxed for one parcel of 217 acres,[26] but in 1827 and 1828 he was back to being taxed for 3 parcels on Deer Creek, of 207 acres, 400 acres, and 360 acres.[27] The 1829 tax list was unreadable, but in 1830 James Laird was taxed for only one 600-acre parcel on Deer Creek, while his son David Laird was taxed for a 75-acre parcel on Deer Creek.[28] The 1831 and 1832 Hopkins County tax lists have presumably been lost,[29] and in 1833 James Laird was taxed for 3 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 130 acres, 400 acres, and 360 acres, while his son David Laird was taxed for one 70-acre parcel.[30] There is no 1834 tax list for Hopkins County, and in 1835 James Laird was taxed for 2 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 300 acres and 700 acres.[31] There was no 1836 tax list for Hopkins County, and in the 1837 tax list the owner of the last was listed as “James Lard Jr.,” presumably his son, James K. Laird, but on the 1838 tax list the owner was listed only as “James Lard” of one parcel of land on Deer Creek of about 900 acres.[32] In the 1839 tax list, James Laird was listed with again 3 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 200 acres, 300 acres, and 400 acres.[33] In the 1840 tax list for Hopkins County he was taxed for 3 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 200 acres, 307 acres, and 134 acres, and 4 slaves,[34] and in the 1841 tax list he was taxed for 2 parcels of land, of 200 acres and 300 acres, and 4 slaves.[35] In the 1842 Hopkins County tax list, James and Nathl. Laird were taxed together for 2 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 200 acres and 300 acres, and 5 slaves,[36] but in the 1843 Hopkins County tax list, the land was all taxed to Nathaniel Laird, and James Laird was taxed for only 1 slave.[37] In the 1844 Hopkins County tax list, the last on the microfilm, James Laird was taxed for one parcel of 217 acres on Deer Creek and 5 slaves, and his son Nathaniel was taxed for one parcel of 205 acres on Deer Creek.[38]

            James Laird was a head of household were living in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1820,[39] 1830,[40] and 1840 federal censuses.[41] James Laird was living in Yellow Creek, Chariton Co., MO, in the 1850 federal census, next door to his daughter Peggy Cavanagh and her husband, where he was a farmer,[42] but his third wife had apparently already died by 1850, because she was not listed in the census. He died before 1856, possibly in Hart Co., KY, [43] or in Chariton Co., MO.[44]

            James Laird and Jane Kerr had children:

            A. Jane4 Laird, born in 1800 in Augusta Co., VA,[45] married William R. Christian, son of John and Keziah (Cook) Christian, on 6 Oct. 1825 in Hopkins Co., KY.[46] He was a grandson of Sgt. Patrick and Elizabeth (Robertson) Christian,[47] and a great‑grandson of Mathew and Martha Robertson, of Augusta Co., VA.[48] William R. Christian witnessed a deed where James Laird gave land to his son David Laird in Hopkins County that Christian had formerly lived on.[49] They supposedly moved back to Castlewood, VA.[50] Jane (Laird) Christian died in 1835,[51] and William R. Christian remarried to Nancy (Smith) Whittaker, widow of Mark Whittaker, on 9 Mar. 1837 in Illinois,[52] and they settled in Montgomery Co., IL.[53] He was probably the William Christian living in Montgomery Co., IL, in the 1840 federal census, living next door to his father, John Christian, where he was a farmer.[54] They were living in the “South west part of Dist. No. 22” in Montgomery Co., IL, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[55] William R. Christian died on 18 June 1854 in Montgomery Co., IL, aged 53 years, and was buried in the Hopewell/Grantham Cemetery in Irving, Montgomery Co., IL.[56] Nancy Christian was still living in Montgomery Co., IL, in the 1860 federal census, with her son John H. Christian,[57] and she died on 16 Feb. 1881, and was buried in King Cemetery, Irving, IL.[58] Jane (Laird) Christian had children:

                        1. James Laird Christian, born in 1827 in Hopkins Co., KY,[59] moved to California by wagon train after 1850,[60] and settled in San Joaquin Co., CA, on the north side of the Mokelume River, 1 mile west of Lockeford, CA. In the will of his great‑uncle, Samuel Laird, in 1856, James Laird Christian was called the only living descendant of Jane Laird. He was living in Elkhorn twp, San Joaquin Co., CA, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[61] He married Martha Jane (Givens) Young, daughter of James Kerr and Elizabeth R. (Christian) Givens,[62] and widow of John Thomas Young, in 1872.[63] She was born on 14 July 1842 in Hopkins Co., KY,[64] a granddaughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Kerr) Givens, and of Mathew Campbell and Jane (Black) Christian,[65] and a great‑granddaughter also of James and Jean (Robertson) Kerr Jr., and of Sgt. Patrick and Elizabeth (Robertson) Christian.[66] They were twice second cousins, through their mutual Kerr and Christian family descents:

                                    James Kerr (Jr.)

            Jane Kerr Laird                         Elizabeth Kerr Givens                (brother/sister)

            Jane Laird Christian                   James Kerr Givens                    (1st cousins)

            James Laird Christian                Martha Jane Givens                   (2nd cousins)

                                    Sgt. Patrick Christian

            John Christian                           Mathew Campbell Christian       (brothers)

            William R. Christian                   Elizabeth R. Christian Givens     (1st cousins)

            James Laird Christian                Martha Jane Givens                   (2nd cousins)

            The 1837 deed by James Laird to his son Nathaniel Laird mentioned “the child of Jane Christian.” In the will of his great‑uncle, Samuel Laird, in 1856, James Laird Christian was called the only living descendant of Jane Laird. They were living in Elliot, San Joaquin Co., CA, in the 1880 federal census.[67] James Laird Christian died in 1884 in San Joaquin Co., CA.[68] They had at least 2 children:

                                    a. Lilla Jane Christian, born on 22 Feb. 1874 near Locke­ford, in San Joaquin Co., CA,[69] married George Robert Jack,[70] son of George and Susan J. (Foster) Jack, of San Joaquin Co., CA,[71] and they lived on the ranch in San Joaquin County first settled by her father. He was born ca. 1870 in CA,[72] and they were living in Liberty, San Joaquin Co., CA, in the 1920 federal census.[73] She died in Sept. 1947 in San Joaquin Co., and he died there in Jan. 1948.[74] They had two children:

                                                1. Ethel Vera Jack, born on 12 Dec. 1897 in San Joaquin Co., CA, married Verne W. Hoffman in ca. 1919. He was born on 23 Feb. 1895 in IN, and they were living in Sacramento, CA, in the 1920 federal census,[75] and then moved to a ranch near Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA. She died on 1 Jan. 1981 in Lodi, CA,[76] and he died sometime after her.

                                                2. Karl Christian Jack, born on 9 Jan. 1909 in San Joaquin Co., never married, died on 13 Feb. 1984 in CA.[77]

            b. James Tilden Christian, born ca. 1877 in CA.[78] He was not found in the 1920 federal census in California.

                        Martha Jane Givens Young also had at least 4 children by John Thomas Young, whom she had married on 31 May 1858 in Kentucky[79]:

                                    c. William L. Young, born in 1859 in Kentucky,[80] was still unmarried and living with his stepfather in San Joaquin Co., CA, in the 1880 federal census, married Carrie L. Sheridan, daughter of Frank and Isabella Sheridan, of Elliott, San Joaquin Co., CA,[81] in ca. 1897.[82] She was born ca. 1868 in CA.[83] They were living in Elliott, San Joaquin Co., CA, in the 1920 federal census, where he was a farmer.[84] They had at least one son:

            1. Burris E. Young, b. ca. 1898 in CA,[85] was still unmarried and living with his parents in Elliott, CA, in the 1920 federal census, a farmer.

                                    d. James Edwin Young, born on 24 Dec. 1860, died on 8 Apr. 1864 in Kentucky.[86]

                                    e. Burnis D. Young, born ca. 1866 in KY.[87] He was not found in the 1920 federal census in California.

                                    f. Helen M. Young, born ca. 1869 in KY.[88]

                        2. William Christian, born in ca. 1830 in VA,[89] living in 1850, but apparently died before 1856.

                        3. Polly Christian, born in ca. 1832 in VA,[90] also living in 1850, but apparently also died before 1856.

                        4. (___) Christian, a son, born about 1834, who died young.

            B. Anna4 Laird, born in 1802 in Augusta Co., VA, married Jesse Brown, probably son of William Brown,[91] on 8 Aug. 1822 in Hopkins Co., KY.[92] He was born on 25 Nov. 1795 in VA.[93] They settled near Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, and were living in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1830 federal census.[94] She died in ca. 1835, and he remarried to Mrs. Susan A. (Yarbrough) Loftus, daughter of William Yarbrough, on 24 Nov. 1836 in Hopkins County.[95] She was born ca. 1812 in NC.[96] The 1837 deed of James Laird to his son Nathaniel Laird mentioned the children of Anna Brown. The will of William Yarbrough, probated in 1843 in Hopkins Co., mentioned, among others, his daughter Susanna Brown.[97] They were living in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1840 federal census,[98] and in District 2, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[99] They were living in the Slaughtersville post office district of Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[100] He died on 20 June 1870 in Hopkins Co., KY, and was buried in the Brown Family Cemetery near Hanson in Hopkins Co., KY.[101] Susan A. Brown was still living in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, with her son John W. Brown and daughter Judith Brown.[102] Anna (Laird) Brown had probably 6 children:

                        1. Martha J. Brown, born on 24 May 1823 in Hopkins Co., KY,[103] married (___) Brooks after 1860. She was still unmarried and living with her father in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census. She was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky, but she died on 21 Nov. 1898 in Hopkins County, and was buried in the Brown Family Cemetery in Hopkins Co.[104]

                        2. Richard H. Brown, born on 15 Mar. 1825 in Hopkins Co.,[105] married Lutitia Crabtree, probably daughter of William W. and Rosa (Prather) Crabtree, of Hopkins Co.,[106] on 14 Jan. 1858 in Hopkins County.[107] She was born on 7 Sept. 1836 in KY,[108] and they were living in the Slaughtersville post office district of Hopkins Co., KY, near his father in the 1860 federal census.[109] He died on 16 Sept. 1908 in Hopkins County,[110] she died on 8 Aug. 1914 in Hopkins County,[111] and both were buried in the Brown Family Cemetery in Hopkins Co., KY. They were living in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1870[112] and 1880 federal censuses.[113] They had children:

                                    a. Aurelia Brown, born on 1 Nov. 1858, died on 15 Dec. 1858 in Hopkins Co., KY.[114]

                                    b. Martha E. Brown, born in early 1860 in Hopkins Co.[115]

                                    c. Richard C. Brown, born on 5 Jan. 1862, died on 20 Jan. 1862 in Hopkins Co.[116]

                                    d. Rosa Lee Brown, born ca. 1863 in Hopkins Co.[117]

                                    e. James H. Brown, born on 26 Mar. 1865 in Hopkins Co., died on 22 Nov. 1889 in Hopkins Co., KY.[118]

                                    f. William J. Brown, born ca. 1867 in Hopkins Co.[119]

                                    g. Joseph L. Brown, born ca. 1870 in Hopkins Co.[120]

                                    h. Ada M. Brown, born ca. 1873 in Hopkins Co.[121]

                                    i. Richard H. Brown Jr., born on 18 Nov. 1874 in Hopkins Co., died on 6 May 1958 in Hopkins Co.[122]

                                    j. Smith Waller Brown, born ca. 1878 in Hopkins Co.[123]

                        3. Sarah “Sallie” Ann Brown, born on 10 Feb. 1827 in Hopkins Co.,[124] married Nicholas G. Jones on 6 Mar. 1844 in Hopkins Co., KY.[125] He was born on 10 Apr. 1823 in NC,[126] and died on 18 Sept. 1881 in Hopkins County.[127] She died on 28 Mar. 1899 in Hopkins County,[128] and both were buried in the Brown Family Cemetery in Hopkins Co., KY. They were living in District 2, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer. James and Margaret (Ramsey) Chandler, and two of Margaret’s younger sisters were living with them in 1850.[129] They were living in the Slaughtersville post office district of Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, near her father,[130] and in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1870 federal census.[131] They were living in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a farmer, and their son James H. Jones was listed as the head of household.[132] They had children:

                        a. Margaretta A. Jones, born on 25 Mar. 1847 in Hopkins Co.,[133] never married, died on 3 Mar. 1881, and was buried in the Brown Family Cemetery in Hopkins County.[134]

                        b. John W. Jones, born on 5 Dec. 1850 in Hopkins Co.,[135] was still unmarried and living with his parents in the 1880 federal census, a constable and farmer, married Parthenia (___) after 1880. She was born on 15 June 1861. He died on 15 May 1902 in Hopkins Co., and she died on 18 Aug. 1942 in Hopkins Co., KY, and they were both buried in the Brown Family Cemetery in Hopkins County.[136]

                        c. James H. Jones, born ca. 1854 in Hopkins Co.,[137] was still unmarried and living with his parents in the 1880 federal census, a farmer.

                        d. Sally A. Jones, born on 17 Jan. 1856, died on 15 Dec. 1861 in Hopkins County.[138]

                        e. Mary L. Jones, born ca. 1857 in Hopkins County.[139]

                        f. Martha E. Jones, born on 26 Nov. 1859, died on 9 Dec. 1861 in Hopkins County.[140]

                        g. Jesse G. Jones, born ca. 1862 in Hopkins Co.[141]

                        h. William C. Jones, born ca. 1866 in Hopkins Co.[142]

                        i. Edith B. Jones, born ca. 1870 in Hopkins Co.[143]

                        4. Mary Elizabeth Brown, born on 2 Jan. 1829 in Hopkins Co.,[144] was still unmarried and living with her father in the 1860 federal census, and died unmarried on 24 Dec. 1862 in Hopkins Co.,[145] and was buried in the Brown Family Cemetery in Hopkins County.

                        5. James Laird Brown, born ca. 1831 in Hopkins County,[146] married Letitia Murphey on 11 Nov. 1857 in Hopkins Co., KY.[147] She was born ca. 1840 in KY,[148] and they were living in the Madisonville post office district of Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer,[149] and they were still living in Madisonville in the 1880 federal census, where he was a “tobaconist.”[150] They had children:

                        a. Ann L. Brown, born ca. 1858 in Hopkins Co., KY,[151] was probably married by 1880.

                        b. Florence Brown, born ca. 1860 in Hopkins Co., KY.[152]

                        c. Millie Brown, born ca. 1862 in Hopkins Co.[153]

                        d. Mattie Brown, born ca. 1865 in Hopkins Co.[154]

                        e. Charley Brown, born ca. 1867 in Hopkins Co.[155]

                        f. Jessie Brown, a daughter, born ca. 1869 in Hopkins Co.[156]

                        g. Theresa Brown, born ca. 1873 in Hopkins Co.[157]

                        h. Minnie M. Brown, born ca. 1875 in Hopkins Co.[158]

                        i. James L. Brown, born ca. 1877 in Hopkins Co.[159]

                        6. Nancy Brown, born ca. 1833 in Hopkins County,[160] possibly the Nancy E. Brown who married William H. Coffman on 22 Sept. 1855 in Hopkins Co.[161] Several Coffman families were living near Jesse Brown in the 1860 federal census, but the William H. Coffman family was not found there, nor were they found in Kentucky in the 1880 federal census.

                        Jesse Brown had 7 more children by Susan (Yarbrough) Loftus:

                        7. William M. Brown, born in Dec. 1837 in Hopkins Co., KY, married 1.) Barbara Ann Ballard on 23 Apr. 1860 in Hopkins Co.[162] They were living very close to his father in Slaughtersville, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census,[163] and in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a cooper.[164] She was born ca. 1839 in KY.[165] She died by Sept. 1880, and he remarried to 2.) Margaret C. Penrod on 12 Sept. 1880, and 3.) Nancy Carnal on 26 Feb. 1893 in Webster Co., KY.[166]

                        8. Charles Brown, born ca. 1838 in Hopkins County,[167] marriage not found.

                        9. Henry C. Brown, a twin, born ca. 1844 in Hopkins Co.,[168] married Louisa S. Prather, daughter of Thomas and Priscilla (Ashby) Prather, of Hopkins Co.,[169] on 21 Jan. 1869 in Hopkins Co.[170] She was born in ca. 1849 in Hopkins Co., KY.[171] They were living in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1870 federal census,[172] and in Slaughtersville, Webster Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a school teacher.[173]

                        10. Theodore F. Brown, a twin, born ca. 1844 in Hopkins Co.,[174] married Alcey J. Tompkins, daughter of James and Prudence Tompkins, on 21 Mar. 1866 in Webster Co., KY.[175] She was born ca. 1845 in KY.[176] They were living in Madisonville, KY, in the 1870 federal census,[177] and in Salem, Union Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a farm hand.[178]

                        11. Jesse Brown Jr., born on 24 Oct. 1847 in Hopkins Co., KY, died on 12 Aug. 1874 in Hopkins Co,[179] presumably unmarried.

                        12. Judith Brown, born on 21 Apr. 1850 in Hopkins Co., KY, was still unmarried and living with her mother and brother, John W. Brown, in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, died unmarried on 26 May 1890 in Hopkins Co., KY.[180]

                        13. John W. Brown, born ca. 1855 in Hopkins Co., KY,[181] and still unmarried and living in Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, a farmer.

                        Susan (Yarbrough) Loftus also had a daughter by her previous marriage:

                        14. Anna Loftus, born ca. 1833 in KY.[182]

            C. James4 Kerr Laird, born in 1804 in Augusta Co., VA, married Louisa Lonie Givens, daughter of Col. Eleazer Givens, on 6 Mar. 1823 in Hopkins Co., KY.[183] (Continued.)

            D. Elizabeth4 Laird, born ca. 1804 in Augusta Co., VA,[184] married Thomas J. Noel on 12 Feb. 1833 in Hopkins Co., KY.[185] He was born ca. 1801 in KY,[186] and they settled in Hopkins Co., KY. They were living in Hopkins County in the 1840 federal census,[187] and in District 1 of Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[188] He died intestate in 1854 in Hopkins Co., and his widow, Elizabeth Noel, was granted administration of is estate. His “perishable” inventory was appraised on 4 Oct. 1854 by Richard Gregory, Thomas Yates, and W.W. Bowers.[189] No guardianships were found for his minor children in Hopkins County. Elizabeth Noel was still living in 1856 when her uncle, Samuel Laird, died, and she was living within the Madisonville post office district of Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census.[190] She died testate in ca. 1873 in Hopkins Co., KY. Her will was dated 19 Sept. 1871, and probated on 12 Feb. 1873. She mentioned her son W. F. Noel, to whom she commented, “I have already given to W. F. Noel all that I intended that he should have,” daughters Martha V. Noel and Mary E. Noel, who each got $600 plus a bed and bedding, and daughter L. A. Whitfield, who had already received her portion, and S. B. Noel, who got $300.[191] They had children:

                        1. William F. Noel,[192] born ca. 1834 in Hopkins Co., KY,[193] married 1.) Henny Ann Kelly, daughter of John and Mary A. (Robertson) Kelly, of Hopkins Co.,[194] on 19 Oct. 1859 in Hopkins Co.[195] She was born in ca. 1843 in Hopkins County,[196] and they were also living within the Madisonville post office district of Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[197] He was living in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1870 federal census.[198] She probably died by 1880, and he remarried to 2.) Leila Oakley, and they were living in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a commission merchant.[199]

                        2. Martha V. Noel, born ca. 1836 in Hopkins Co., KY,[200] marriage not found. She was still unmarried and living with her mother in the 1860 federal census, and she may have been the Martha Noel living in Madisonville, KY, in the 1870 federal census,[201] but she was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky. She was still unmarried when her mother wrote her will in Sept. 1871.

                        3. Lockey A. Noel, born ca. 1838 in Hopkins Co., KY,[202] married Ezias T. Whitfield on 27 Jan. 1859 in Hopkins County.[203] They were not found in the 1860 federal census in Hopkins Co., KY. He enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company A, 17th Calvary Regiment, on 15 Feb. 1865 in Louisville, KY, and was mustered out on 20 Sept. 1865,[204] but he was not found in the 1880 federal census. L. A. Whitfield was named in her mother’s will in Sept. 1871.

                        4. James C. Noel, born ca. 1841 in Hopkins Co., KY,[205] died after 1860, probably unmarried.[206] He was not found in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1870 or 1880 federal censuses, and he was not listed in his mother’s will in 1871.

                        5. Samuel B. Noel,[207] born ca. 1844 in Hopkins Co., KY,[208] married Elizabeth C. Hibbs on 24 Jan. 1872 in Hopkins Co.[209] She was born ca. 1850 in KY,[210] possibly the daughter of Tolbert and Elizabeth Hibbs, of Hopkins Co., KY.[211] He was not found in Kentucky, in the 1870 federal census, but he was in his mother’s will in 1871, and they were living in Triplett, Chariton Co., MO, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a farmer.[212] They had children:

                                    a. Ida E. Noel, born ca. 1873 in MO.[213]

                                    b. Dicey B. Noel, born ca. 1878 in MO.[214]

                                    c. Thomas Noel, born ca. 1880 in MO.[215]

                        6. Mary E. Noel, born ca. 1847 in Hopkins Co., KY,[216] marriage not found. A guardian was appointed for her after her father died,[217] and she was still unmarried when her mother wrote her will in Sept. 1871, but she was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky, and may have been married by then.

            E. David4 Laird, born on 1 June 1807 in Augusta Co., VA,[218] moved to Missouri before 1850, and married a Sarah “Sally” (___), who was born on 30 Apr. 1808,[219] probably after 1850. They probably had no children. In 1829 his father deeded land to him in Hopkins County,[220] he was first taxed for a 75-acre parcel of land on Deer Creek in Hopkins Co., KY, in 1830,[221] and was taxed for a 70-acre parcel on Deer Creek in 1833.[222] There was no 1834 tax list for Hopkins County, and he was not taxed with his father on Deer Creek in the 1835 tax list for Hopkins County. He was not found as a head of household in Hopkins Co., KY, or Chariton Co., MO, in the 1840 federal census, but he was living in Brunswick twp, Chariton Co., MO, with his brother John Laird in the 1850 federal census, where they were both farmers,[223] and near the family of his brother John Laird in Brunswick, MO, in the 1860 federal census.[224] In 1854 David Laird, of Chariton Co., MO, deeded 1½ acres of land on Deer Creek in Hopkins Co., KY, to the United Baptist Church of Harmony, KY,[225] and by an attorney he sold land in Hopkins County in 1855-1856 to P. D. Clayton,[226] Eli L. Hall,[227] Thomas C. Clayton,[228] and Washington Chandler.[229] In 1859 he sold a final 11-acre parcel on Deer Creek, by attorney, to G. P. Crosby.[230] He was still living in Brunswick, MO, in the 1870 federal census,[231] and in Triplett, Chariton Co., MO, in the 1880 federal census.[232] David Laird died on 12 Feb. 1881 in MO, and Sarah Laird died on 10 Jan. 1889 in MO, and they were both buried in Elliot Grove Cemetery, Chariton Co., MO.[233]

            F. John4 Laird, born on ca. 21 Oct. 1810, in Augusta Co., VA,[234] moved also to Missouri before 1838, and married Ruhanah “Buvasen” or “Buvaren” Whitesides on 23 Jan. 1838 in Chariton Co., MO.[235] She was born in ca. 1816 in KY.[236] He was not found as a head of household in Hopkins Co., KY, or in Chariton Co., MO, in the 1840 federal census, but they were living in Brunswick twp, Chariton Co., MO, in the 1850 federal census, with his brother, David Laird, where they were both farmers,[237] and in the 1860 federal census.[238] John Laird was also listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule for Chariton Co., MO.[239] He was still living in Brunswick, MO, in the 1870 federal census,[240] but he died on 2 Sept. 1870 in Brunswick, MO, aged 59 years, 10 months, 12 days, and was buried in the Laird Cemetery, north of Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO.[241] Ruhanah B. Laird was not found in Chariton Co., MO, in the 1880 federal census. They had children:

                        1. Robert5 Laird, born ca. 1841 in MO,[242] possibly married Alice (___), who was born ca 1852 in OH,[243] and was living in Visalia, Tulare Co., CA, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a carpenter.[244] They had children:

                        a. John Laird, born ca. 1873 in MO.[245]

                        b. Robert Laird Jr., born ca. 1876 in CA.[246]

                        c. Ermie Laird, a daughter, born ca. 1879 in CA.[247]

                        2. Samuel Laird, born ca. 1843 in MO,[248] marriage not found.

                        3. Jane Laird, born ca. 1845 in MO,[249] marriage not found. She was apparently living with her uncle, David Laird, in Brunswick, MO, in the 1860 federal census.

                        4. James5 Laird, born ca. 1847 in MO,[250] possibly the James Laird who married Sophonia (___), and was living in Jefferson, Grundy Co., MO in the 1880 federal census, where he was a farmer.[251] She was born ca. 1858 in MO.[252]

                        5. Julia Laird, born ca. 1851 in MO.[253]

                        6. Olla Laird, a daughter, born ca. 1853 in MO.[254]

                        7. Lizzie Laird, born ca. 1855 in MO.[255]

            G. Margaret4 “Peggy” Laird, born ca. 1816 in Kentucky,[256] married John C. Cavanah/Cavanaugh, on 20 Oct. 1834 in Hopkins Co., KY,[257] and they apparently moved to Missouri before 1837.[258] He was born ca. 1813 in KY.[259] They were living in Yellow Creek, Chariton Co., MO, in the 1850 federal census, next door to her father, where he was a farmer.[260] She died before 1856, presumably in MO, and he probably also died before 1860, because most of her children were living with their uncle, David Laird, in Brunswick, MO, in the 1860 federal census. They had children:

                        1. (Supposedly) Margaret A. Cavanah, born ca. 1834 in KY,[261] married Pinckney Riley, son of Joseph Riley, in ca. 1855 in MO.[262] He was born ca. 1825 in IL.[263] They were living in Clark, Chariton Co., MO, in the 1860,[264] and 1870 federal censuses,[265] where he was a farmer. They supposedly had 10 children,[266] and she died by 1876 in MO. He remarried to Mary Jane “Jennie”Stevenson, daughter of James Robertson and Sarah Robertson (Givens) Stevenson, and sister of William Thompson Stevenson, in Mar. 1876.[267] They were living in Clark, Chariton Co., MO, in the 1880 federal census.[268] Margaret (Cavanah) Riley had children, including:

                        a. Joseph A. Riley, born ca. 1856 in MO.[269]

                        b. John J. Riley, born ca. 1857 in MO.[270]

                        c. Martin L. Riley, born ca. 1859 in MO.[271]

                        d. Anna E. Riley, born ca. 1863 in MO.[272]

                        e. Thomas J. Riley, born ca. 1867 in MO.[273]

                        f. Henry O. Riley, born ca. 1869 in MO.[274]

                        g. (Supposedly 4 other children.)

                        2. David S. Cavanah/Cavanaugh, born ca. 1837 in MO,[275] marriage not found. He was still unmarried and living with his uncle, David Laird, in Brunswick, MO, in the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses, a farmer, but he was not found in Chariton Co., MO, in the 1880 federal census.

                        3. William Cavanah/Cavanaugh, born ca. 1839 in MO,[276] marriage not found. He was not living with his uncle David Laird in Brunswick, MO, in the 1870 federal census, and he was not found in Chariton Co., MO, in the 1880 federal census.

                        4. Mary Jane Cavanah/Cavanaugh, born ca. 1842 in MO,[277] marriage not found. She was living with the family of her uncle, David Laird, in Brunswick, MO, in the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses.

                        5. Sarah Ann Cavanah, born ca. 1845 in MO,[278] was living with the family of her uncle, David Laird, in Brunswick, MO, in the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses, but she supposedly married William Thompson Stevenson, son of James Robertson and Sarah Robertson (Givens) Stevenson, of Hopkins Co., KY,[279] on 14 Feb. 1861.[280] He was born on 24 Dec. 1836 in Morganfield, KY,[281] a grandson of John and Mary (Robertson) Stevenson, and of Col. Eleazer and Jane (Robertson) Givens,[282] and they settled in Keytesville, Chariton Co., MO. He was enumerated as “Richd.” Stevenson in the 1880 federal census in Keytesville, MO.[283] They had children:[284]

                                    a. Mary “Mollie” Louise Stevenson, born on 30 Dec. 1863 in Chariton Co., MO, married Lycurgus Harry Wright on 28 Nov. 1890 in MO, and settled in Kansas City, MO.

                                    b. Frances “Frankie” Stevenson, (a daughter), born on 17 Mar. 1867 in Chariton Co., MO, married C. H. Herring on 28 Dec. 1897, and settled in Keytesville, MO.

                                    c. James W. Stevenson, born on 22 May 1869 in Chariton Co., MO, a farmer in Manchester, OK, never married.

                                    d. David Stevenson, born on 29 Aug. 1873 in Chariton Co., MO, a farmer in Keytesville, MO, never married.

                                    e. Dr. Richard Givens Stevenson, born on 15 Feb. 1875 in Chariton Co., MO, a physician in Hagerstown, MD, and member of the Maryland State Legislature, never married.

                                    f. Elizabeth “Bessie” Stevenson, born on 20 Jan. 1879 in Chariton Co., MO, married F. E. Drysdale, and settled in Robinson, IL.

                                    g. Sarah “Sally” Luella Stevenson, born on 2 Oct. 1881 in Chariton Co., MO, married Frederic William Hogg, son of William Frederic and Frances (Peake) Hogg, on 2 Nov. 1912, and they settled in Portland, OR. He was a Deputy U.S. Marshall for Oregon.

                        6. Alphonzo F. Cavanah/Cavanaugh, born in 1850 in Chariton Co., MO.[285] He was presumably living with his brothers and sisters in the family of his uncle David Laird in Brunswick, MO, in the 1860 federal census, and he was living with his uncle John Laird in Brunswick, MO, in the 1870 federal census,[286] but he was not found in the 1880 federal census.

            H. Nathaniel4 Laird, born on 8 Mar. 1818 in Kentucky,[287] married Mary Ann Herron, daughter of William Herron (Jr.), on 18 Nov. 1839 in Hopkins Co., KY.[288] (Continued in Laird of Missouri.)

 

 

(IV.) James4 Kerr Laird, eldest son of James3 Laird, Capt. David2, James1; born in Augusta Co., VA, in 1804, married Louisa Lonie Givens, daughter of Col. Eleazer and Jane (Robertson) Givens, of Providence, Hopkins Co., KY,[289] on 6 Mar. 1823 in Hopkins Co., KY.[290] She was born in 1807 in Providence, KY,[291] a granddaughter of John and Rebecca (Brown) Givens, of Mecklenburg Co., NC,[292] and of Col. James and Margaret (Poage) Robertson, of Elliston, Montgomery Co., VA,[293] and a great‑granddaughter of Mathew and Martha Robertson, of Augusta Co., VA.[294] James K. Laird and Louisa Givens were third cousins through their mutual Robertson family descent:

            James Robertson           Mathew Robertson                    (brothers)

            Jean Robertson Kerr     Col. James Robertson                (1st cousins)

            Jane Kerr Laird             Jane Robertson Givens              (2nd cousins)

            James Kerr Laird          Louisa Givens Laird                   (3rd cousins)

            The will of Eleazer Givens, of Hopkins Co., KY, was dated 25 Aug. 1833, witnessed by James Rankin, H.O. Thompson, Newton D. Clark, and John Pittullo, and it was proved in the court of Judge James Rankin in Pope Co., IL, on 7 Oct. 1833, because all four witnesses were residents of Pope Co., IL. He mentioned his eldest son Thomas Givens, son Eleazer Givens, whom he appointed as executor, sons Dixon and Robert Givens, and his wife, but did not name his daughters, to whom he each left a Negro.[295] Givens was shot and killed while in persuit of a runaway slave in Smithland, KY, which is on the Ohio River just across the border from Pope Co., IL, and the will was apparently dictated on his deathbed to the witnesses, who were from Illinois. His estate was large,[296] and Thomas J. Noel was one of the creditors listed in the accounting by his executor.[297]

            James K. Laird and Louisa (Givens) Laird settled initially on Deer Creek in Hopkins Co., KY, on the 217 acres of land deeded to him by his father in 1822,[298] in what is now Webster Co., KY. He was first taxed in 1822 for a 217-acre parcel of land on Deer Creek, along with his father’s two parcels there.[299] In 1823 he was taxed for 2 parcels of land, of 200 acres and of 17 acres, on Deer Creek,[300] and in 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, and 1828 he was taxed for one 217-acre parcel on Deer Creek.[301] The 1829 tax list of Hopkins Co., KY, was unreadable, but he was listed on the 1829 tax list of Union Co., KY, with 217 acres of land on Deer Creek, and a 100-acre parcle of land on Slover Creek.[302] He was not listed with his father in the 1830 tax list in Hopkins Co., KY, and the 1831 and 1832 tax lists for Hopkins County have apparently been lost.[303] He was listed on the 1830 Union County tax list with just 217 acres on Deer Creek in Hopkins County.[304] In 1830 James “Lard” purchased a 100-acre parcel of land on the Tradewater River in Union Co., KY, from the heirs of William Hockaday, and 2 years later purchased another 139 acres from Hockaday’s heirs on the Tradewater in Union County.[305] In the 1830 federal census James and Louisa Laird were living in Union Co., KY, where he was a head of household.[306] In the 1831 Union County tax list he was listed with 217 acres on Deer Creek in Hopkins County, and 100 acres on the Tradewater in Union County.[307] The 1832 tax list for Union Co., KY, has also been lost, but in the 1833 Union County tax list he was again listed with 217 acres on Deer Creek in Hopkins County, and 100 acres on the Tradewater in Union County.[308] On 19 Dec. 1833 James K. Laird and his wife Louisa sold the 217-acre parcel of land on Deer Creek in Hopkins Co., KY, to John Tapp for $300.[309] He was not listed on the 1833 or the 1835 Hopkins County tax lists, and there were no tax lists for 1834 or 1836, but he was listed on the 1734 Union County tax list with 239 acres on the Ohio River in Union County.[310] James K. Laird probably died between 19 Dec. 1833 in Union Co., KY, when they sold the Hopkins County land to John Tapp, and 14 July 1834, when his father, James Laird, and brother, David Laird, acknowledged the deed in court,[311] but in the 1837 tax list a “James Lard Jr.” was listed as the owner of 3 parcels of land on Deer Creek, of 200 acres, 300 acres, and 400 acres.[312] In both the 1835 and 1836 Union County tax lists, James K. Laird, by administrator, was listed as owning 250 acres of land on the Tradewater River.[313]

            In the November 1834 Union Co., KY, Probate Court term Alexander M. Henry or Henny, Will S. Person, and Isiah Hammock were appointed to appraise the personal inventory of James K. Laird, deceased, and the inventory of his personal estate was dated and witnessed by William Davis, Justice of the Peace, on 10 Dec. 1834, consisting of horses, oxen, cows and other livestock, grain, and household items.[314] Thomas Givens, brother of Louisa (Givens) Laird, was appointed as administrator of the estate. The estate sale was held on 11 Dec. 1834, and the principal purchasers were Mary Laird and “Mrs.” Laird. Thomas Givens was also listed as a purchaser at the estate sale.[315] The administrator filed his accounting or settlement of the estate on 15 Dec. 1852 in court in Morganfield, Union Co., KY, and the entire estate was worth about $637.41.[316] Thomas Givens, administrator of the estate of James K. Laird, and Robert K. Laird, heir of James K. Laird, petitioned for distribution of the final balance of $192.46 from the estate on 15 Dec. 1852, which was approved in Jan. 1853, and the estate was closed.[317] No guardianships were found for the children of James K. Laird in Hopkins County or Union County, KY.

            In the 1837 deed where James Laird gave land to his son Nathaniel Laird in Hopkins Co., KY, he mentioned his grandchildren, the children of James K. Laird. In the 1837 Union County tax list Louisa Lard is listed with land on the Tradewater in Union County worth $230,[318] and in the 1838 Union County tax list Louisa Laird’s land on the Tradewater is valued at $300,[319] but she was not listed in the 1839 Union County tax list. In 1839 Louisa Laird joined with other heirs of her father’s estate in selling her share of 158 acres of land on the Tradewater River to Richard B. Savage.[320] In the 1839 and 1840 tax lists in Hopkins County, Louisa L. Laird was listed with no land, only 2 slaves,[321] but in 1841 Louisa Lard was taxed in Hopkins County for 1 slave, and for 230 acres in Union County on the Tradewater River.[322] Louisa (Givens) Laird remarried to Alexander Ramsey, son of James and Margaret (Kerr) Ramsey, on 25 Oct. 1850 in Hopkins Co., KY.[323]

            Alexander Ramsey was born on 3 Oct. 1798 in Virginia, a grandson of James and Jean (Robertson) Kerr (Jr.), of Augusta Co., VA, and had married first to Bethany Phillip on 18 Aug. 1828.[324] He was a first cousin of James K. Laird, their mothers being sisters, and so he was also a third cousin of Louisa Givens.

            Louisa (Givens) Laird was not found in Union or Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1840 or 1850 federal censuses, but she may have been living in Union County in the household of her brother, Thomas Givens or nearby in 1840.[325] Alexander Ramsey was living in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1840 federal census,[326] and in District 2, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[327] He died testate on 13 Feb. 1857 in Hopkins Co., KY.[328] His will was dated 20 Nov. 1856, witnessed by William H. Cardwell and John E. McCormick, and probated on 16 Feb. 1857 in Hopkins County. He did not mention a wife in his will. Legatees to his estate were his children Andrew Ramsey, Margaret Jane Chandler, wife of James Chandler, Mary A. Crowley, wife of Prior Crowley, Sarah Crowley, wife of Squire Crowley, Parthula Ramsey, Bethany Ramsey, James Ramsey, John Ramsey and Lucinda Ramsey, son-in-law Green Oakley and his wife Elizabeth, deceased, her children Mary E. Oakley, Alexander Oakley, and Lucinda Oakley. He asked that his brother, James K. Ramsey, take and raise his minor son John, to educate him and teach him the trade of a blacksmith and wagon maker, and also to take charge of his minor daughter Parthula. He asked that his son Andrew take care of his minor daughter Bethany, and that his son-in-law, James Chandler, take and educate his minor son James and daughter Lucinda. He appointed his brother, James K. Ramsey, as executor of his estate.[329] His inventory was dated 4 Mar. 1857, and was appraised by W. W. Langley, L. C. Simms, and R. Humphreys, and was recorded on 9 Mar. 1857.[330] No guardianships were found for his minor children in Hopkins County. His unmarried children were living with his oldest son, Andrew Ramsey, in Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, but once again his widow Louisa was not counted with them. She was instead living with the family of her son, Eleazer G. Laird, in Elkhorn twp, San Joaquin Co., CA, in the 1860 federal census.[331]

            Louisa (Givens) (Laird) Ramsey died on 2 July 1874, supposedly in Mariposa Co., CA,[332] and was supposedly buried in the Givens’ Cemetery near Hornitos, CA.[333]

            James K. Laird and Louisa Lonie Givens had 4 children:[334]

            A. Robert5 Robertson Laird, born in 1824 in Hopkins Co., KY, died in 1854 in Hopkins Co., unmarried.[335] He was named in the will of his great‑uncle, Robert Robertson, dated 1 Mar. 1837 in Hopkins Co., KY, and probated in Apr. 1837, who called him “Robert Lard, son of James Lard, deceased,”and left him $100, in addition to a portion of his estate which was to be divided amongst “my sister Jane Given’s deceased children.”[336] He was not found in the 1850 federal census in Hopkins Co., or Union Co., KY, nor was he a head of household in the 1840 federal census in Kentucky. On 26 Mar. 1850 he purchased his brother Eleazer G. Laird’s share of his father’s estate, which included a parcel of land in Union Co., KY, a slave woman named Sillen, and two slave girls, named Mary and Ansey, for $180.[337] He petitioned for distribution of the final balance of his father’s estate, with Thomas Givens, the administrator, on 15 Dec. 1852,[338] but he died unexpectedly in 1854. The inventory of the estate of Robert Laird, dec’d, was dated 18 Mar. 1854, appraised by George Givens and John Edmondson, and was filed in Hopkins County Probate Court on 2 May 1857 by his administrator, B. S. Ruby.[339] Also filed was the Bill of Sale from the estate of R. R. Laird by his administrator, B. S. Ruby, which included goods from the estate sold to A. Ramsey, and others. The listing of notes of the estate included $80 for a mule purchased from the estate by Louisa Ramsey before administration, and another for $60 for a mule purchased by Thomas Givens before administration.[340]

            B. Virginia5 Mabel Laird, born in 1827 in Hopkins Co., KY, never married, supposedly moved to California, and died in Oakland, CA, after 1912,[341] but she was not found in the 1870 or 1880 federal censuses.

            C. Eleazer5 Givens Laird, born on 9 Mar. 1830 in Hopkins Co., KY,[342] married Mary Jane McDowell on 27 July 1853 in Stockton, CA.[343] (Continued in Laird of California.)

            D. Jane5 Robertson Laird, born ca. 1834 in KY.[344] She was possibly the Jane Laird, aged 15, living with the family of Dr. James and Frances (Givens) Bassett,[345] in Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census,[346] marriage not found.

            Alexander Ramsey also had ten children by his first wife, Bethany Phillip, who died on 28 Aug. 1849 in Hopkins Co., KY[347]:

            E. Elizabeth Ramsey, born ca. 1831 in KY,[348] married Green Oakley in ca. 1847.[349] He was born ca. 1823 in North Carolina.[350] They were living in District 2, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census, near her father, where he was a farmer.[351] She died in 1852 in Hopkins Co., KY,[352] probably in childbirth, and he remarried to Martha A. (___), by 1860, and they were living in Providence, Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[353] On 6 Jan. 1860 Green Oakley was appointed as guardian of his children Mary Elizabeth Oakley, Alexander Oakley, and Lucinda Oakley, minors of Green Oakley by his wife Elizabeth, with Andrew P. Ramsey as his surety.[354] He died in 1864 in KY.[355]

            F. Andrew Phillip Ramsey, born ca. 1833 in KY,[356] married Rebecca C. Humphrey, daughter of Raleigh and Jane (Cain) Humphrey,[357] on 3 Oct. 1854 in Hopkins Co., KY.[358] She was born ca. 1832 in KY,[359] and they were living in Vanderburg post office district in Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer,[360] and they were living in Providence, Webster Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a farmer.[361] He died testate in 1891 in Webster Co., KY, his will dated 18 May 1891, and probated on 29 July 1891, named only his wife, Rebecca, and “children.”[362]

            G. Margaret J. Ramsey, born ca. 1834 in KY,[363] married James M. Chandler on 25 Dec. 1848 in Hopkins Co., KY.[364] He was born ca. 1828 in NC.[365] They were living with the family of Nicholas and Sarah (Brown) Jones in District 2, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer,[366] and were living in Slaughtersville post office district in Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census,[367] and they were still living in Slaughtersville, Webster Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a farmer.[368]

            H. Mary Ann Ramsey, born ca. 1836 in KY,[369] married Prior Crowley Jr., son of Prior and Susan (Lunsford) Crowley, on 28 Mar. 1853 in Hopkins County.[370] He was born ca. 1826 in KY.[371] They were living in Slaughtersville post office district in Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, near his father, where he was a farmer,[372] but he was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky.

            I. Sarah R. Ramsey, born ca. 1838 in KY,[373] married Squire Crowley, son of Prior and Susan (Lunsford) Crowley,[374] on 3 Nov. 1852 in Hopkins County.[375] He was born on 27 July 1829 in KY.[376] They were living in Slaughtersville post office district in Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, near his father, where he was also a farmer,[377] but he was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky. He died on 23 Feb. 1897 in Hopkins Co., and she died in 1918 in Hopkins County.[378]

            J. Parthula Ramsey, a daughter, born ca. 1841 in KY,[379] married James M. Humphrey, probably a son of Raleigh and Jane (Cain) Humphrey, on 24 Dec. 1857 in Hopkins County.[380] He was born ca. 1834 in KY,[381] and they were living in Vanderburg post office district in Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer,[382] but he was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky. He died in 1912 in KY, and she died in 1915 in KY.[383]

            K. Bethany Ramsey, born ca. 1842 in KY,[384] married Raleigh Emerson Humphrey, son of Raleigh and Jane (Cain) Humphrey,[385] on 25 Dec. 1864 in Webster Co., KY.[386] He was born ca. 1842 in KY.[387] She died, however, in 1865 in KY.[388] He was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky.

            L. James E. Ramsey, born ca. 1845 in KY,[389] married Martha Ann McCormick, daughter of John E. and Sarah (Foxwell) McCormick,[390] on 15 Feb. 1866 in Webster Co., KY.[391] She was born in 1846 in Hopkins Co., and died in 1919 in KY.[392] He died in 1888 in KY,[393] but he was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky.

            M. John G. Ramsey, born ca. 1846 in KY,[394] married Sarah C. Rhinehammer on 27 Feb. 1870 in Webster Co., KY.[395] She was born in 1844, and died in 1920.[396] He also died in 1920 in KY,[397] but he was not found in the 1880 federal census in Kentucky.

            N. Lucinda “Lucy” Ramsey, born in 1849 in KY,[398] married Thomas W. Wilson on 25 Feb. 1866 in Webster Co., KY.[399] He was born ca. 1840 in KY.[400] She died in 1878 in KY,[401] and he remarried to Mary J. Crawley before 1880. They were living in Slaughtersville, Webster Co., KY, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a farmer.[402]

 

 

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    [1] His year of birth per the Laird Manuscript by Verne Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA, but his age in the 1850 federal census, of 79, places his year of birth at more like 1771.

    [2]  Woodworth, Robert Bell, The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta County, VA.), Vol. One, which deals with the descendants of Robert Poage, McClure Printing Co., Staunton, VA, 1954, [hereinafter Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage], p. 710. Margaret Crawford was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Poage) Crawford of Augusta Co., VA.

    [3] Chalkley, Lyman, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1912, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1989, 3 Volumes, [hereinafter Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish], Vol. 2, pp. 327, 356, taken from Augusta County Marriage Bonds, 1797, and Record of Marriages in Augusta County Beginning 15th March 1785; Voyt & Kethley, Augusta County Marriages, p. 127, married by Rev. William Wilson on 15 Aug. 1797 in the Augusta Stone Church, James Laird and Andrew Anderson were sureties on the bond of James Laird, Jane Anderson was listed as daughter of said Andrew Anderson; Wayland, John W., Virginia Valley Records, Strasburg, VA, 1930, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, [hereinafter Wayland, Virginia Valley Records], p. 310, “The Laird Family.”

    [4] Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish, Vol. 2, p. 333, taken from Augusta County Marriage Bonds, 1799; Vogt & Kethley, Augusta County Marriages, p. 128. James Laird and James McGongal were surieties on the bond of James Laird. Jane Kerr was listed as daughter of James Kerr, who gave his consent, and witnesses were Alexander Kerr and Jacob Hershaw.

    [5] Per letters of Mrs. Wray E. Parnell, of Houston, TX, an extensive researcher of the Crawford families of Virginia, in 1983, and Benning, Eva Hardin, Francois Benin (Francis Benning), His Descendants and Allied Families, 1981. There will be a great deal more information about the Robertson and Crawford families of Augusta Co., VA, in the Robertson Family Genealogy to appear in the future.

    [6] Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish, Vol. 3, p. 238, taken from Circuit Court Wills, Will Book No. XI, p. 81.

    [7] Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish, Vol. 2, p. 244, taken from Circuit Court Judgements and Causes Ended, Old No. 336, New Style 121.

    [8] Jillson, Willard Rouse, The Kentucky Land Grants, Vol. I, Louisville, KY, 1925, p. 350, taken from Book 25, p. 254.

    [9] Hopkins County Grantee Index to Deeds, Book 3, p. 90, from LDS microfilm #0551679.

    [10] Hopkins County Grantee Index to Deeds, Book 3, p. 88, from LDS microfilm #0551679.

    [11] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 4, p. 61, deed dated 14 Jan. 1822 from Abednego Lewellyn, of Hopkins Co., KY, to James Laird, of Hopkins Co., KY, for 400 acres of land on Deer Creek, sold for $400, witnessed by John B. Ruby and Bedford Roland, and acknowledged by Abednego Lewellyn on 11 Mar. 1822. Neighbors mentioned in the land description were Abeshech Lewellyn, Thomas Cragins or Craigs, and Samuel Guiler.

    [12] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 4, p. 67, deed dated 28 July 1821, from James Laird Snr of Hopkins Co., KY, to James Laird Junr of Hopkins Co., KY, for 217 acres of land on Deer Creek, for $1, witnessed by John B. Ruby and R. N. Green, and acknowledged by James Laird on 8 Apr. 1822.

    [13] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 4, pp. 313-314, the original indenture dated 7 June 1824 between Samuel Guiler of Union Co., KY, and Richard R. Bailey and James Lard, both of Hopkins Co., KY, for $1, acknowledged by Guiler on 8 June 1824. James Laird’s deed for his portion over to Richard R. Bailey for $1 was not dated, but was acknowledged by Laird on 1 July 1824.

    [14] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 5, p. 384, deed by James Laird, of Hopkins Co., KY, to his son David Laird for a tract of land that “Wm Cristain lived on” adjoining John Ruby, together with 100 acres of ridge land adjoining Benjamin Berrty and Eliz Clark, witnessed by William R. Christian and John B. Ruby, and acknowledged by James Laird on 9 Nov. 1829.

    [15] Hopkins County, Kentucky, First Tax List-1807, and First Marriage Book-1807-1869, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1971, [hereinafter Hopkins County First Marriage Book], p. 62. His wife in the 1837 deed was not the mother of his youngest son, Nathaniel Laird, as evident from the wording in the deed of James Laird to Nathaniel Laird, whereby he directed his son Nathaniel to pay $100 to his “present wife” at his decease.

    [16] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 8, p. 223, from LDS microfilm #0555291. The indenture was signed by both James Laird and Nathaniel Laird, was witnessed by Sam’al Poole, Richard Clayton and Ambrose Day, and was acknowledged and recorded on 4 Dec. 1737.

    [17] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 9, p. 191, from LDS microfilm #0555291, the deed dated 20 Apr. 1839, and recorded 5 Oct. 1839, was witnessed by Ambrose Day, John B. Ruby, and Nath. Laird, and described the land adjoining Ambrose Day and John R. Ruby.

    [18] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 9, p. 219, from LDS microfilm #0555291, the deed dated 11 Nov. 1839, and recorded 18 Nov. 1839, mentioned Atlas Chandler’s survey, and was witnessed by Nathaniel Laird.

    [19] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 9, p. 313, from LDS microfilm #0555291, the deed dated 9 Mar. 1840, and recorded 17 Mar. 1840, mentioned the corner of Mishuck Lewellyn’s survey, and land adjoining Atlas Chandler and Ambrose Day’s land. No witness signed.

    [20] 1819 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [21] 1820 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [22] 1821 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [23] 1822 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [24] 1823 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [25] 1824 and 1825 Tax Lists, Hopkins Co., KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045, in 1825 the 209-acre parcel had shrunken to only 206 acres.

    [26] 1826 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [27] 1827 and 1828 Tax Lists, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [28] 1830 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [29] They were not on the LDS microfilm #0008045, and are presumed to have been destroyed before the filming.

    [30] 1833 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [31] 1835 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [32] 1838 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045, the size of the parcel either 500 or 900 acres?

    [33] 1839 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [34] 1840 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [35] 1841 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [36] 1842 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [37] 1843 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [38] 1844 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [39] 1820 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 254, the James Lard household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 2 females aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 5 persons engaged in agriculture, 1 male slave under 14, 1 male slave aged 14-25 years, and 1 female slave under 14.

    [40] 1830 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 50, the James Laird household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, 1 male slave under 10, 2 females slaves under 10, and 1 female slave aged 10-23 years.

    [41] 1840 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, the division alloted to Daniel C. Cargile, p. 358, the James Laird household had 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 50-59 years, 1 male slave under 10, 1 male slave aged 10-23 years, 1 female slave under 10, 1 female slave aged 24-35 years, and there were 2 people employed in agriculture.

    [42] 1850 Federal Census, Yellow Creek, Chariton Co., MO, p. 199, dwelling #501, family #501, living next door to John S. Cavanah and Peggy Cavanah:

        James Laird, 79, male, farmer, born VA

        Charles Cavanah, 18, male, farmer, born IL?

    [43] John D. Shane interview of Samuel Laird, of Fayette Co., KY, as part of the Lyman Draper series of interviews, published in the Draper Manuscript Collection, II CC, pp. 188-190, Samuel Laird reported that his brother James settled in Hart Co., Kentucky, and died there, and said “his widow, I think, moved to Missouri,” however it may be that either Samuel was incorrect in the name of the county or the transcriber from the interview erred in the name of the county. James Laird definitely settled in Hopkins County, and I have found no record at all of him in Hart County.

    [44] Which is more likely, considering that he was already aged 79 years and living in Missouri in the 1850 census.

    [45] Per Verne W. Hoffman Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [46] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 25.

    [47] Bassett, Minerva Bone, Some Webster County, Kentucky, Families, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1983, [hereinafter Bassett, Some Webster County Families], p. 35.

    [48] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 999; the will of Mathew Robertson, dated 18 Feb. 1786 and probated on 20 Sept. 1786, mentioned his wife Martha, and his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Patrick Christian, among others.

    [49] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 5, p. 384.

[50] Per email of Bronwyn Beeler Castillo of 27 June 2009.

[51] Per Verne W. Hoffman Jr., of Acampo, CA, a descendant of Jane (Laird) Christian.

    [52] Per emails of Bronwyn Beeler Castillo of 24 and 27 June 2009, the marriage date from the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.

[53] Per emails of Bronwyn Beeler Castillo of 24 and 27 June 2009. He may have lived briefly in Harrison Co., IN, before moving to Montgomery Co., IL.

[54] 1840 Federal Census, Montgomery Co., IL, p. 377, the William Christian household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 2 females under 5, 1 female aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

[55] 1850 Federal Census, Montgomery Co., IL, p. 121, dwelling #375, family #381:

    William Christian, 50, male, farmer, $1000, born KY

    Nancy Christian, 43, female, born VA

    William Christian, 20, male, farmer, born VA

    James Christian, 23, male, farmer, born KY

    Polly Christian, 18, female, born VA

    John Christian, 6, male, born VA

[56] Per email of Bronwyn Beeler Castillo of 27 June 2009.

[57] 1860 Federal Census, Montgomery Co., IL, Irving Post Office, Page No. 288, dwelling #2078, family #2093:

    Nancy Christian, 50, female, farmer, $2700, $850, born VA, cannot read or write

    John H. Christian, 15, male, born IL, attending school

[58] Per email of Bronwyn Beeler Castillo of 27 June 2009.

    [59] Per Verne W. Hoffman Jr., of Acampo, CA, which agrees with his age in the 1850 federal census.

[60] He was still living with his father in Montgomery Co., IL, in the 1850 federal census.

    [61] 1860 Federal Census, Staples P.O., Elkhorn twp, San Joaquin Co., CA, p. 90, dwelling #639, family #654:

        James L. Christian, 32, male, farmer, born KY

        Thomas B. Cargill, 24, male, farmer, born KY

        Fletcher Misner, 23, male, farm laborer, born IL

        Bartholomew Cragen, 44, male, farm laborer, born Bavaria

    [62] Bassett, Some Webster County Families, pp. 62, 69.

    [63] Marriage year per Verne W. Hoffman Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [64] Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 69.

    [65] Bassett, Some Webster County Families, pp. 60, 62.

    [66] Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 35.

    [67] 1880 Federal Census, Elliot, San Joaquin Co., CA, p. 158:

        James L. Christian, male, married, white, 52, born KY, farmer, father born KY, mother born KY

        Martha J. Christian, wife, female, married, white, 38, born KY, keeping house, father born VA, mother born KY

        J. William Young, stepson, male, single, white, 21, born KY, farm laborer, father born KY, mother born KY

        Burnis D. Young, stepson, male, single, white, 14, born KY, farm laborer, father born KY, mother born KY

        Helen M. Young, stepdaughter, female, single, white, 11, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Lilla J. Christian, daughter, female, single, white, 6, born CA, father born KY, mother born KY

        James Tilden Christian, son, male, single, white, 3, born CA, father born KY, mother born KY

        Fernando Powell, other, male, single, white, 26, born VT, farm laborer, father born VT, mother born England

    [68] Per Verne W. Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [69] Per Verne W. Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [70] Per Verne W. Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [71] 1880 Federal Census, O’Neal, San Joaquin Co., CA, p. 123, George R. Jack is listed as a son in the family of George Jack:

        George Jack, male, married, white, 45, born TN, farmer, father born TN, mother born VA

        Susan J. Jack, [wife], female, married, white, 32, born AR, keeping house, father born AR, mother born AR

        Mary C. Jack, [daughter?], female, single, white, 12, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        Lulu M. Jack, daughter, female, single, white, 10, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        George R. Jack, son, male, single, white, 9, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        John F. Jack, son, male, single, white, 8, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        William T. Jack, son, male, single, white, 5, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        James A. Jack, son, male, single, white, 7?, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        Henry S. Jack, son, male, single, white, 8 months, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        Laura A. Jack, daugher, female, single, white, 2, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        Maggie Foster, sister-in-law, female, single, white, 16, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        Ellen Foster, sister-in-law, female, single, white, 16, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

        John Foster, brother-in-law, male, single, white, 21, born CA, father born TN, mother born AR

    [72] Calculated from his age in the 1880 and 1920 federal censuses.

    [73] 1920 Federal Census, Liberty township precinct 2, San Joaquin Co., CA, Supervisors Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 150, sheet 12 A, lines #7-9, dwelling #260, family #260:

        George R. Jack, head, owned home free, male, white, 50, married, can read & write, b. Calif., fa. b. Tenn., mo. b. Ark., farmer.

        Lilla J. Jack, wife, female, white, 46, married, can read & write, b. Calif., fa. b. Kentucky, mo. b. Kentucky, no occupation.

        Carl C. Jack, son, male, white, 11, single, attending school, can read & write, b. Calif., fa. b. Calif., mo. b. Calif.

    [74] Per Verne W. Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [75] 1920 Federal Census, Precinct 8, Sacramento City, Sacramento Co., CA, Supervisors Dist. 9, Enumeration Dist. 116, Sheet 9 A, lines #36-37, dwelling #96, family #248[?]:

        Verne W. Hoffman, head, renting, male, white, 24, married, can read & write, b. Indiana, fa. b. Ind., mo. b. Ind., farm admin with University.

        Ethel V. Hoffman, wife, female, white, 22, married, can read & write, b. Calif., fa. b. Calif., mo. b. Calif., no occupation.

    [76] All per Verne W. Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [77] Per Verne W. Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA.

    [78] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [79] Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 69.

    [80] Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 69, listed as “J. William Young” in the 1880 census.

    [81] 1880 Federal Census, Elliot, San Joaquin Co., CA, p. 176:

        Frank Sheridan, male, married, white, 38, b. Ireland, butcher, father born Ireland, mother born England

        Isabella Sheridan, wife, female, married, white, 32, born MO, keeping house, father born NC, mother born KY

        Carrie Sheridan, daughter, female, single, white, 12, born CA, father born Ireland, mother born MO

        Anna Sheridan, daughter, female, single, white, 10, born CA, father born Ireland, mother born MO

        Katie Sheridan, daughter, female, single, white, 8, born CA, father born Ireland, mother born MO

        Cora Sheridan, daughter, female, single, white, 5, born CA, father born Ireland, mother born MO

        Francis Sheridan, son, male, single, white, 3, born CA, at home, father born Ireland, mother born MO

    [82] Calculated from the age of Carrie Sheridan and the age of Burris Young in the 1920 census.

    [83] Calculated from her age in the 1880 and 1920 federal censuses.

    [84] 1920 Federal Census, Elliott township, San Joaquin Co., CA, Supervisors Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 149, Sheet 9 A, lines #37-40, dwelling #193, family #194:

        William L. Young, head, owned home free, male, white, 60, married, can read & write, b. Kentucky, fa. b. KY, mo. b. KY, farmer.

        Carrie L. Young, wife, female, white, 51, married, can read & write, b. Calif., fa. b. Ireland, English, mo. b. Missouri, no occupation.

        Isabel Sheridan, mother in law, female, white, 71, widowed, b. Missouri, fa. b. N.C., mo. b. KY, no occupation.

        Burris E. Young, son, male, white, 22, single, can read & write, b. Calif., fa. b. KY, mo. b. Calif., farmer.

    [85] Calculated from his age in the 1920 federal census.

    [86] Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 69.

    [87] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [88] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

[89] Per the 1850 federal census.

[90] Per the 1850 federal census.

    [91] Hopkins County Probate, Book 2, p. 223, Jesse Brown was named in the will of William Brown, of Hopkins County, along with Sally Brown, Dabney Brown, William Brown, Robert Brown, Elmira Brown, and Thomas Brown.

    [92] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 17.

    [93] His birth date from his gravestone, his place of birth per the 1850 federal census. Jesse Brown may have been a son of William and Sally C. Brown, early settlers to Hopkins County from Mecklenburg Co., VA. They are buried in the Brown Cemetery located between Providence and Slaughters in Webster Co., KY, off highway 120.

    [94] 1830 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 39, the family of Jesse Brown had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 2 females under 5, 1 female aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

    [95] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 18.

    [96] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [97] “Will of William Yarbrough, 1843,” posted by Jim Powell Jr., on the Rootsweb Hopkins County Wills website, at http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/Ky/HopkinsWill, taken from Will Book page 39, and downloaded on 21 Dec. 1998.

    [98] 1840 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 366, the family of Jesse Brown had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 3 females aged 5-9 years, 2 females aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

    [99] Hopkins County, Kentucky 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1976, Dist. 2, p. 55, dwelling #527, family #527:

        Jesse Brown, 55, farmer, $1260, born VA

        Susan Brown, 38, born N. Carolina

        Martha Brown, 27, born KY

        Richard Brown, 25, farmer, born KY

        Elizabeth Brown, 20, born KY

        James L. Brown, 19, farmer, born KY

        Nancy Brown, 17, born KY

        William Brown, 14, born KY

        Charles Brown, 12, born KY

        Henry C. Brown, 6, born KY

        Theadore F. Brown, 6, born KY

        Jesse Brown, 3, born KY

        Infant female, 1 month, born KY

        Anna Loftus, 17, born KY

    [100] Hammonds, Debbie, 1860 Federal Census of Hopkins County, Kentucky, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 20, Slaughtersville P.O., dwelling #152, family #152:

        Jesse Brown, 66, male, white, farmer, real estate $2000, personal estate $1500, born VA

        Susan Brown, 48, female, white, born NC

        Martha J. Brown, 37, female, white, born KY

        Mary E. Brown, 34, female, white, born KY

        Charles T. Brown, 20, male, white, farm laborer, born KY

        Henry C. Brown, 15, male, white, farm laborer, twin, born KY

        Theodore Brown, 15, male, white, farm laborer, twin, born KY

        Jesse Brown, 12, male, white, born KY

        Judia Brown, 10, female, white, born KY

        John W. Brown, 5, male, white, born KY

    [101] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 84, Brown Family Cemetery, located between Hanson and Slaughters, KY, off highway 41, copied by Phillip Brown in 1965.

    [102] 1880 Federal Census, Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, page 322A, from the LDS census index:

        J. W. Brown, single, male, white, 25, born KY, farmer, father born VA, mother born NC

        Susan A. Brown, mother, widow, female, white, 68, born NC, keeping house, father born NC, mother born NC

        Judith Brown, sister, single, female, white, 30, born KY, at home, father born VA, mother born NC

    [103] Her date of birth from her gravestone.

    [104] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 84, Brown Family Cemetery, buried with her father and siblings Judith Brown, Mary E. Brown, and Jesse Brown, as Martha J. Brooks.

    [105] His date of birth from his gravestone.

    [106] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 26, marriage of Wm Crabtree and Rosey Prather on 21 Feb. 1833 in Hopkins County.

    [107] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 22.

    [108] Her date of birth from her gravestone.

    [109] Hammonds, Debbie, 1860 Federal Census of Hopkins County, Kentucky, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 22, Slaughtersville P.O., dwelling #164, family #164, his name recorded wrong:

        Robert A. Brown, 35, male, white, farmer, real estate $1000, presonal estate $500, born KY

        Lutitia Brown, 23, female, born KY

        Martha E. Brown, 6 months, born KY

        (William W. and Rosa Crabtree were living nearby, in household #160.)

    [110] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 83, Crabtree Cemetery.

    [111] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 83, Crabtree Cemetery, located between Hanson and Slaughters, KY, on the farm then owned by Carl Brown, and copied by Phillip Brown in Oct. 1966.

    [112] 1870 Federal Census, Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 52, from the index.

    [113] 1880 Federal Census, Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 336:

        R. H. Brown, male, married, white, 55, born KY, farmer, father born VA, mother born VA

        Letitia Brown, wife, female, married, white, 44, born KY, keeping house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Martha E. Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 20, born KY, at home, father born KY, mother born KY

        Rosa Lee Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 17, born KY, at home, father born KY, mother born KY

        James H. Brown, son, male, single, white, 15, born KY, farm work, father born KY, mother born KY

        William J. Brown, son, male, single, white, 13, born KY, farm work, father born KY, mother born KY

        Joseph L. Brown, son, male, single, white, 10, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Ada M. Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 7, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Richard H. Brown, son, male, single, white, 6, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Smith Waller Brown, son, male, single, white, 2, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

    [114] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 84, Brown Family Cemetery, “daughter of R. Brown.”

    [115] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census, of 6 months.

    [116] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 84, Brown Family Cemetery, buried next to Aurelia Brown. Susan D. Brown, daughter of William M. Brown was also buried next to Richard C. and Aurelia Brown.

    [117] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [118] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 83, Crabtree Cemetery.

    [119] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [120] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [121] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [122] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 83, Crabtree Cemetery.

    [123] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [124] Her date of birth from her gravestone.

    [125] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 58.

    [126] His date of birth from his gravestone, his place of birth from the 1860 federal census.

    [127] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 85, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [128] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 85, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [129] Hopkins County, Kentucky 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1976, Dist. 2, p. 59, dwelling #573, family #573:

        Nicholas G. Jones, 27, farmer, born N. Carolina

        Sarah Jones, 24, born KY

        Margaret A. Jones, 3, born KY

        Bithena Ramsey, 6, female, born KY

        Lucinda Ramsey, 1, born KY

        James M. Chandler, 22, farmer, born N. Carolina

        Margaret I. Chandler, 19, born KY

    [130] Hammonds, Debbie, 1860 Federal Census of Hopkins County, Kentucky, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 19, Slaughtersville P.O., dwelling #142, family #142:

        Nicholas G. Jones, 37, male, white, farmer, no real or personal estate listed, born NC

        Sallie A. Jones, 33, female, born KY

        Margaret A. Jones, 13, female, white, born KY

        John W. Jones, 9, male, white, born KY

        James H. Jones, 6, male, white, born KY

        Sallie A. Jones, 4, female, white, born KY

        Mary L. Jones, 3, female, white, born KY

        Martha Jones, 6 months, female, white, born KY

    [131] 1870 Federal Census, Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 56, from the index.

    [132] 1880 Federal Census, Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 341:

        Jas. H. Jones, male, single, white, 26, born KY, farmer, father born NC, mother born KY

        Nicholas G. Jones, father, male, married, white, 57, born NC, farmer, father born NC, mother born NC

        Sallie A. Jones, mother, female, married, white, 52, born KY, father born VA, mother born KY

        John W. Jones, brother, male, single, white, 29, born KY, constable & farmer, father born NC, mother born KY

        Jesse G. Jones, brother, male, single, white, 18, born KY, farm work, father born NC, mother born KY

        William C. Jones, brother, male, single, white, 14, born KY, farm work, father born NC, mother born KY

        Edith B. Jones, sister, female, single, white, 10, born KY, at home, father born NC, mother born KY

        Robt. Yarbrough, other, male, single, black, 15, born KY, farm labor, father born KY, mother born KY

    [133] Her date of birth from her gravestone.

    [134] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 85, Brown Family Cemetery, buried next to Aurelia Brown and her sisters, Sally and Martha Jones.

    [135] His date of birth from his gravestone.

    [136] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 85, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [137] Calculated from his age in the 1860 and 1880 federal censuses.

    [138] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 85, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [139] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census.

    [140] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 85, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [141] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [142] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [143] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [144] Her date of birth from her gravestone.

    [145] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 84, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [146] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [147] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 22, his name recorded as “Jas. H. C. Brown.”

    [148] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census.

    [149] Hammonds, Debbie, 1860 Federal Census of Hopkins County, Kentucky, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 190, Madisonville P.O., dwelling #1565, family #1570:

        James L. Brown, 28, male, white, farmer, real estate $5000, personal estate $2000, born KY

        Letitia Brown, 20, female, white, born KY

        Ann L. Brown, 2, female, white, born KY

    [150] 1880 Federal Census, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 401:

        Jas. L. Brown, male, married, white, 48, born KY, “Tobaconist,” father born VA, mother born VA

        Luticia Brown, wife, female, married, white, 42, born KY, keeps house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Florence Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 21, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Millie Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 18, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Mattie Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 15, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Charley Brown, son, male, single, white, 13, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Jessie Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 11, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Therissa Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 7, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Minnie M. Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 5, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Jas L. Brown, son, male, single, white, 3, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Kate Murphy, other, female, single, black, 45, born KY, servant, father born KY, mother born KY

    [151] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census.

    [152] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census, and the fact that she was not listed in the 1860 federal census yet.

    [153] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [154] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [155] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [156] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [157] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [158] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [159] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [160] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [161] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 30.

    [162] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 22.

    [163] Hammonds, Debbie, 1860 Federal Census of Hopkins County, Kentucky, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 21, Slaughtersville P.O., dwelling #155, family #155:

        William Brown, 25, male, white, farm laborer, no real estate, personal estate $400, born KY, married within the year

        Barbara M. Brown, 21, female, white, born KY, married within the year

    [164] 1880 Federal Census, Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 333:

        William Brown, male, married, white, 42, born KY, cooper, father born VA, mother born NC

        Barbara Brown, wife, female, married, white, 41, born KY, keeping house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Alexander T. Brown, son, male, single, white, 19, born KY, farm work, father born KY, mother born KY

        Charles M. Brown, son, male, single, white, 15, born KY, farm work, father born KY, mother born KY

        Elleanor Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 13, born KY, at home, father born KY, mother born KY

        Mary L. Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 12, born KY, at home, father born KY, mother born KY

        Laura Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 10, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Emma Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 8, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        William W. Brown, son, male, single, white, 6, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Theodoria E. Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 3, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Virdia Brown, daughter, female, single, white, 10 months, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

    [165] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census.

    [166] Webster County, Kentucky Marriages 1860-1900, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1971, [hereinafter Webster County Marriages], p. 88, taken from Marriage Book No. 14.

    [167] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [168] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [169] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 80, marriage of Thos. Prather and Priscilla Ashby on 11 Oct. 1838 in Hopkins County.

    [170] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 24.

    [171] Hopkins County, Kentucky 1850 Federal Census, District 2, p. 51, dwelling #499, family #499, Louisa S. Prather, age 1, was living with her parents, Thomas and Priscilla Prather, in Hopkins County, where he was a farmer.

    [172] 1870 Federal Census, Hanson, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 56, from the index.

    [173] 1880 Federal Census, Slaughtersville, Webster Co., KY, p. 62C, from the LDS census index:

        Henry C. Brown, married, male, white, 35, born KY, school teacher, father born VA, mother born NC

        Louise J. Brown, wife, married, female, white, 24, born KY, keeping house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Walter Brown, son, single, male, white, 11, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Stephen L. Brown, son, single, male, white, 2, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Henry T. Brown, son, single, male, white, 5 months, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Sarah J. Hobgood, other, female, black, 16, born KY, servant, father born KY, mother born KY

    [174] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [175] Webster County Marriages, p. 10, taken from Marriage Book No. 2.

    [176] Webster County, Kentucky 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Alcy Tompkins, age 15, was living with her parents, James and Prudence Tompkins in Webster Co., KY, dwelling #1043, family #1037.

    [177] 1870 Federal Census, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 175, from the index.

    [178] 1880 Federal Census, Salem, Union Co., KY, p. 683C, from the LDS census index:

        Theadore Brown, married, male, white, 35, born KY, farm hand, father born VA, mother born NC

        Alise Brown, wife, married, female, white, 35, born KY, keeping house, father born KY, mother born TN

        James Brown, son, single, male, white, 13, born KY, farm hand, father born KY, mother born KY

        Lorenzo Brown, son, single, male, white, 10, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Mary E. Brown, daughter, single, female, white, 7, born KY, at school, father born KY, mother born KY

        Susan C. Brown, daughter, single, female, white, 4, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Bedford P. Brown, son, single, male, white, 1, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Plesent Tompkins, brother-in-law, male, white, 30, born KY, farm hand, father born KY, mother born KY

    [179] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 84, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [180] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 84, Brown Family Cemetery.

    [181] Calculated from his age in the 1860 federal census.

    [182] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [183] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 62.

    [184] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [185] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 75.

    [186] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [187] 1840 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 393, the family of Thomas J. Noel had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 2 females under 5, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [188] Hopkins County, Kentucky 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1976, Dist. 1, p. 93, dwelling #906, family #906:

        Thomas T. Noel, 49, farmer, $800, born KY

        Elizabeth Noel, 46, born VA

        William T. Noel, 16, born KY

        Lockey A. Noel, 12, born KY

        Martha V. Noel, 14, born KY

        James C. Noel, 9, born KY

        Samuel A. Noel, 6, born KY

        Mary E. Noel, 3, born KY

    [189] Hopkins County Probate, Will Book 8, p. 199, from LDS microfilm #0554885.

    [190] Hammonds, Debbie, 1860 Federal Census of Hopkins County, Kentucky, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 134, Madisonville P.O., dwelling #1095, family #1095:

        Elizabeth Noel, 50 [sic], female, white, farming, real estate $1000, personal estate $300, born VA

        Martha V. Noel, 24, female, white, born KY

        James C. Noel, 18, male, white, farm laborer, born KY

        Samuel B. Noel, 15, male, white, farm laborer, born KY

        Mary E. Noel, 13, female, white, born KY

    [191] Hopkins County Probate, Will Book 12, pp. 162-163. As her executor she named Polk Laffoon, and her will was proved by J. N. Kosure.

    [192] His middle initial appears to be a “T” in the 1850 federal census, but he is “William F. Noel” in the 1860 federal census, and W. F. Noel in his mother’s will.

    [193] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [194] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 60, marriage of John Kelly and Mary Robertson on 20 Dec. 1842 in Hopkins County, p. 28, marriage of David S. Cardwell and Mary Kelly on 22 Jan. 1849 in Hopkins County; 1850 Federal Census, Dist. 1, dwelling #787, family #787, Hopkins Co., KY, Henny Ann Kelly, aged 6, was living with her mother and step-father, David. S. Cardwell and Mary A. Cardwell.

    [195] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 75.

    [196] Calculated from her age in the 1850 and 1860 federal censuses.

    [197] Hammonds, Debbie, 1860 Federal Census of Hopkins County, Kentucky, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 135, Madisonville P.O., dwelling #1108, family #1108:

        W. F. Noel, 26, male, white, farmer, real estate $2000, personal estate $500, born KY, married within the year

        H. A. Noel, 16, female, white, born KY, married within the year

    [198] 1870 Federal Census, Seminary Pct. 7, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 134, from the index.

    [199] 1880 Federal Census, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, p. 254:

        William T. Noel, male, married, white, 45, born KY, commission merchant, father born KY, mother born KY

        Leila Noel, wife, female, married, white, 35, born TN, keeping house, father born VA, mother born TN

        Leila Pointer, niece, female, single, white, 20, born KY, father born TN, mother born KY

        Eliza Oakley, mother-in-law, female, widow, white, 73, born TN, boarding, father born England, mother born TN

        Daniel Fellows, other, male, single, mulatto, 22, born in the North Sea, servant, father born VA, mother born NC

        Mary Effinger, other, female, single, white, 19, born IN, servant, father born Germany, mother born Germany

    [200] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [201] 1870 Federal Census, Madisonville, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 169, from the index.

    [202] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [203] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 107.

    [204] Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers database, Provo, UT, from Ancestry.com.

    [205] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [206] He was still living in the 1860 federal census, but he was not listed in his mother’s will in 1871, and he may have been a casualty of the Civil War.

    [207] He is listed as Samuel A. Noel in the 1850 federal census, but as “Samuel B. Noel” in the 1860 federal census, and in his mother’s will he is called “S. B. Noel.”

    [208] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [209] Hopkins County Second Marriage Book

    [210] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [211] 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, District 1, dwelling #362, family #362, the family of Tolbert and Elizabeth Hibbs included a daughter Elizabeth, 10 months old, born in KY; 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, dwelling #819, family #819, the family of Tolbert and Elizabeth Hibbs included a daughter E. C. Hibbs, aged 9 years.

    [212] 1880 Federal Census, Triplett, Chariton Co., MO, p. 627A, from the LDS census index:

        S. B. Noel, married, male, white, 34, born KY, farmer, father born VA, mother born VA

        Elizabeth C. Noel, other [sic], married, female, white, 30, born KY, keeps house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Ida E. Noel, daughter, single, female, white, 7, born MO, father born KY, mother born KY

        Dicey B. Noel, daughter, single, female, white, 2, born MO, father born KY, mother born KY

        Thomas Noel, other [sic], single, male, white, 6 months, born MO, father born KY, mother born KY

        Floyd E. Garton, other, single, male, white, 13, born MO, works on farm, father born KY, mother born KY

    [213] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [214] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [215] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census, of 6 months.

    [216] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [217] Hopkins County Probate Book 11, for the guardian’s settlement.

    [218] His birth date from his gravestone in Chariton Co., MO, supplied by Maj. Harold P. Laird, of Morrison, OK.

    [219] Her birth date from her gravestone in Chariton Co., MO, supplied by Maj. Harold P. Laird, of Morrison, OK.

    [220] Hopkins County Grantee Index, Book 5, p. 384, taken from LDS microfilm #0551679.

    [221] 1830 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [222] 1833 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045. There is no 1831 or 1832 tax list on the microfilm, and they are presumed to have been destroyed before the filming.

    [223] 1850 Federal Census, Brunswick twp, Chariton Co., MO, p. 225. (See below.)

    [224] 1860 Federal Census, Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO., p. 174, dwelling #1195, family #1189:

        D. Laird, 53, male, farmer, $3500, $13,000, born VA.

        S. Laird, 52, female, born KY

        D. S. Cavanagh, 23, male, farmer, $2500, $385, born MO

        M. J. Cavanagh, 17, female, born MO, attending school

        S. A. Cavanagh, 16, female, born MO, attending school

        I. F. Cavanagh, 10, female, born MO, attending school

        Jane Laird, 14, female, born MO, attending school

        Mary Laird, 54, female, Black, domestic, born VA, cannot read or write

    [225] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 19 p. 438, taken from LDS microfilm #0555296. The deed was acknowledged in Keytesville, MO, and recorded in Hopkins Co., KY, on 6 Feb. 1855.

    [226] Hopkins County Grantor Index, Book 20, p. 284, 2 tracts of land on Slovers and Deer Creeks, from LDS microfilm #0551676.

    [227] Hopkins County Grantor Index, Book 20, p. 325, 20 acres of land in Vandersburg, from LDS microfilm #0551676.

    [228] Hopkins County Grantor Index, Book 20, p. 442, 136 acres of land on Deer Creek, from LDS microfilm #0551676.

    [229] Hopkins County Grantor Index, Book 20, p. 451, 50 acres of land on Deer Creek, from LDS microfilm #0551676.

    [230] Hopkins County Grantor Index, Book 23, p. 286, from LDS microfilm #0551676.

    [231] 1870 Federal Census, Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO, p. 96, Township 54, Range 20, Brunswick Post Office, dwelling #623, family #658, lines #35-37:

        David Laird, 63, male, white, farmer, $4000, $3500, born Virginia, a male citizen

        Sarah Laird, 62, female, white, keeping house, born Kentucky

        Martha Lyman, 16, female, white, domestic servant, born Missouri

    [232] 1880 Federal Census, Triplett, Chariton Co., MO, p. 626:

        David Laird, male, married, white, 73, born VA, farmer, father born VA, mother born VA

        Sarah Laird, other [sic], female, married, 72, born KY, keeps house, father born SC, mother born NC

        Eveline Polland, other, female, divorced, white, 25, born MO, does housework, father born KY, mother born KY

    [233] Per their gravestones in Chariton Co., MO, supplied by Maj. Harold P. Laird, of Morrison, OK.

    [234] Calculated from his age at death according to his gravestone.

    [235] Per email letter of Rose Mary Lawson of 10 Feb. 2002, taken from Early Marriages of Chariton County, 1821-1852, p. 55. Her name appears to be “Buvasen” in the 1850 federal census, but Maj. Harold P. Laird thought it was “Buvaren,” and Rose Mary Lawson wrote that it was listed as “Rowanna” in the 1870 census.

    [236] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [237] 1850 Federal Census, Brunswick twp, Chariton Co., MO, p. 225, dwelling #880, family #880:

        David Laird, 43, male, farmer, $2700, born VA

        John Laird, 39, male, farmer, $1800, born VA

        Buvasen Laird, 34, female, born KY

        Robert Laird, 8, male, born MO, attending school

        Samuel Laird, 7, male, born MO, attending school

        Jane Laird, 5, female, born MO, attending school

        James Laird, 3, male, born MO.

    [238] 1860 Federal Census, Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO, p. 175, dwelling #1198, family #1192:

        J. Laird, 48, male, farmer, $6000, $10,000, born VA

        R. Laird, 43, female, born KY

        R. Laird, 18, male, born MO, attending school

        S. Laird, 15, male, born MO, attending school

        J. Laird, 13, male, born MO, attending school

        J. Laird, 9, female, born MO, attending school

        A. Laird, 7, female, born MO, attending school

        L. Laird, 5, female, born MO, attending school

    [239] 1860 Slave Schedule, Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO, p. 27, J. Laird had 1 female slave aged 21, 1 male slave aged 14, 1 male slave aged 6, 1 female slave aged 3, and 1 female slave aged 1, all described as “Black.”

    [240] 1870 Federal Census, Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO, p. 88, Township 54, Range 20, Brunswick Post Office, dwelling #572, family #605, lines #29-35:

        John Laird, 58, male, white, farmer, $5000, $500, born Virginia, a male citizen

        Roxanna Laird, 55, female, white, keeping house, born Kentucky

        Julia Laird, 18, female, white, born Missouri

        Ola Laird, 16, female, white, born Missouri

        Lizzie Laird, 15, female, white, born Missouri

        Milla Laird, 13, female, Black, domestic servant, born Missouri

        Alphonzo Cavanah, 20, male, white, farm laborer, born Missouri

    [241] Per Maj. Harold P. Laird, of Morrison, OK, who supplied the year of this death, the date and his place of burial from Rose Mary Lawson email letter of 10 Feb. 2002, and per email letter of June Epperly of 10 Feb. 2002, who described the cemetery as as being in very bad condition, his the only Laird stone intact, and probably others having been broken. A footstone with the initials “R.L.” marks one of the graves with no headstone.

    [242] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [243] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [244] 1880 Federal Census, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA, p. 38:

        Robert Laird, male, married, white, 38, born MO, carpenter, father born MO, mother born MO

        Alice Laird, wife, female, married, white, 28, born OH, keeping house, father born PA, mother born MD

        John Laird, son, male, single, white, 7, born MO, at home, father born MO, mother born OH

        Robert Laird, son, male, single, white, 4, born CA, at home, father born MO, mother born OH

        Ermie Laird, daughter, female, single, white, 1, born CA, at home, father born MO, mother born OH

    [245] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [246] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [247] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [248] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, however he was listed as only 15 years old in the 1860 census.

    [249] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census, but she appears to have died before the 1860 census.

    [250] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [251] 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson, Grundy Co., MO, p. 457:

        James Laird, male, married, white, 32, born MO, farmer, father born KY, mother born KY

        Sophonia Laird, wife, female, married, white, 22, born MO, keeping house, father born IN, mother born MO

    [252] Calculated from her age in the 1880 federal census.

    [253] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census, her name from the 1870 federal census.

    [254] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census, her name from the 1870 federal census.

    [255] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census, her name from the 1870 federal census.

    [256] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [257] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 26.

    [258] The approximate year when their first child was born in Missouri.

    [259] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [260] 1850 Federal Census, Yellow Creek twp, Chariton Co., MO, p. 199, dwelling #500, family #500:

        John S. Cavanah, 37, male, farmer, $3000, born KY

        Peggy Cavanah, 34, female, born KY

        David Cavanah, 13, male, born MO

        William Cavanah, 11, male, born MO

        Jane Cavanah, 8, female, born MO

        Sarah Cavanah, 5, female, born MO

        Alphonzo Cavanah, 2 months, male, born MO            

        Living next door, in dwelling #501, family #501:

        James Laird, 79, male, farmer, born VA

        Charles Cavanah, 18, male, farmer, born IL   

    [261] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census. She was not listed with her parents’ family in the 1850 federal census in Chariton Co., MO, however she was said to have been a sister of Sarah Ann Cavanah in Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1059. It could be that Woodworth is incorrect in his identification of the two Cavanah sisters who married William T. Stevenson and Pinckney Riley.

    [262] Calculated from the age of their oldest child in the 1860 federal census.

    [263] Calculated from his age in the 1860 and 1880 federal censuses.

    [264] 1860 Federal Census, Clark twp, Chariton Co., MO, p. 119, Keytesville & Bucklin post office, dwelling #824, family #820:

        Pinckney Riley, 34, male, farmer, $3200, born IL

        Margaret A. Riley, 26, female, born KY

        Joseph A. Riley, 4, male, born MO

        John J. Riley, 3, male, born MO

        Martin L. Riley, 1, male, born MO

    [265] 1870 Federal Census, Clark twp, Chariton Co., MO, p. 11, Keytesville post office, dwelling #85, family #82:

        Pinckney Riley, 44, male, white, farmer, $4000, $1050, born IL

        Margaret Riley, 37, female, white, keeps house, born KY

        Joseph A. Riley, 14, male, white, born MO, attending school

        John J. Riley, 13, male, white, born MO, attending school

        Martin L. Riley, 11, male, white, born MO, attending school

        Anna E. Riley, 7, female, white, born MO

        Thomas J. Riley, 3, male, white, born MO

        Henry O. Riley, 1, male, white, born MO

    [266] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1059.

    [267] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1059, for the second marriage of Pinckney Riley.

    [268] 1880 Federal Census, Clark, Chariton Co., MO, p. 539:

        Pinkney Riley, male, married, white, 55, born IL, farmer, father born KY, mother born KY

        Jennie J. Riley, wife, female, married, white, 42, born KY, keeping house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Anna E. Riley, daughter, female, single, white, 16, born MO, father born IL, mother born KY

        Thomas J. Riley, son, male, single, white, 13, born MO, father born IL, mother born KY

        Henry O. Riley, son, male, single, white, 11, born MO, father born IL, mother born KY

        E. J. Riley, daughter, female, single, white, 1, born MO, father born IL, mother born KY

    [269] Calculated from his age in the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses.

    [270] Calculated from his age in the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses.

    [271] Calculated from his age in the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses.

    [272] Calculated from her age in the 1870 federal census.

    [273] Calculated from his age in the 1870 and 1880 federal censuses.

    [274] Calculated from his age in the 1870 and 1880 federal censuses.

    [275] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [276] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [277] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [278] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [279] James and Sarah Stevenson were living in Dist. 1, Hopkins Co., KY, in the 1850 federal census, dwelling #252, family #252, with a son named William, aged 15 years.

    [280] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1059. Possibly the identification of Sarah Ann Cavanah is incorrect, and the wife of William Thompson Stevenson was another Sarah Ann Cavanah, unless she was the second wife of Mr. Stevenson.

    [281] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1059.

    [282] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, pp. 1034-1035.

    [283] 1880 Federal Census, Keytesville, Chariton Co., MO, p. 516:

        Richd. Stevenson, male, married, white, 44, born KY, laborer, father born KY, mother born KY

        Sarah A. Stevenson, wife, female, married, white, 34, born MO, keeping house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Mollie Stevenson, daughter, female, single, white, 16, born MO, father born KY, mother born MO

        Frances Stevenson, daughter, female, single, white, 12, born MO, at home, father born KY, mother born MO

        James W. Stevenson, son, male, single, white, 11, born MO, at home, father born KY, mother born MO

        David Stevenson, son, male, single, white, 7, born MO, at home, father born KY, mother born MO

        Richd. Stevenson, son, male, single, white, 5, born MO, at home, father born KY, mother born MO

        Bessie Stevenson, daughter, female, single, white, 2, born MO, at home, father born KY, mother born MO

    [284] All per Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1061.

    [285] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, of 2 months.

    [286] He was listed as “I. F. Cavanagh” in the family of his uncle David Laird in 1860, and as Alphonzo Cavanaugh in the family of his uncle John Laird in 1870.

    [287] His date of birth per Maj. Harold P. Laird, a descendant of Nathaniel Laird.

    [288] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 63.

    [289] Reichlein, Jane Tyler Craig, The Samuel Givens Family and Kin, 1981, [hereinafter Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family], pp. 206, 208; Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 54, 57; Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1035; McAdams, Mrs. Harry K., Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1975, p. 52, from records of Lincoln Co., Stanford Court House, Elizer Givens and Jenny Robertson were married 27 Aug. 1796 in Lincoln Co., KY.

    [290] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 62.

    [291] Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, p. 208; Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 57.

    [292] Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, p. 189; Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 50. John Givens died testate in 1794 in Lincoln Co., KY. His will was dated 19 Apr. 1794, and probated 15 July 1794, and he mentioned his wife Rebecca, two oldest sons, Samuel and John Givens, sons Robert, James and Allen Givens, and son Eliezer Givens.

    [293] Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, p. 206; Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 54, Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, pp. 999-1000.

    [294] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 999; the will of Mathew Robertson, dated 18 Feb. 1786 and probated on 20 Sept. 1786, mentioned his wife Martha, and his son James Robertson, among others.

    [295] Hopkins County Probate Will Book 3, pp. 252-254, from LDS microfilm #0554883.

    [296] Hopkins County Probate Will Book 3, pp. 262-266, from LDS microfilm #0554883. The Negros listed in his estate were Sandy, (a man), Moses, Abraham, Silva, (a woman), Cyntha, (a woman), and Cloe and Sarah (both girls.) His estate totaled $3240.52 after personal property, worth $461.72½ had been sold to pay his funeral expenses and debts.

    [297] Hopkins County Probate Will Book 3, pp. 417-418, from LDS microfilm #0554883.

    [298] Hopkins County Grantee Index, Book 4, p. 67, taken from LDS microfilm #0551679.

    [299] 1822 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [300] 1823 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [301] 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827 amd 1828 Tax Lists, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045, listed as James K. Laird in 1824, 1825, 1827, and 1828, and as James Laird Jr. in 1826.

    [302] 1829 Tax List, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251. The 100-acre parcel he was taxed for was listed as being in Hopkins County, but it was probably actually in Union County.

    [303] They were not on the LDS microfilm #0008045 for Hopkins Co., KY, and are presumed to have been destroyed before the filming.

    [304] 1830 Tax List, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251.

    [305] Union County, KY, Land Records, Book D, p. 262, for 100 acres on the Tradewater, and Book E, p. 127, for 139 acres on the Tradewater.

    [306] 1830 Federal Census, Union Co., KY, p. 41, the James K. Lard household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, and 2 females aged 20-29 years, but the total number in the household is listed as 7.

    [307] 1831 Tax List, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251.

    [308] 1833 Tax List, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251.

    [309] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 7, p. 158, deed dated 19 Dec. 1833 where James K. Laird and Louisa his wife, of Union Co., KY, sold to John Tapp, of Hopkins Co., KY, a 217 acre parcel of land on Deer Creek, Hopkins Co., KY, for $300, witnessed by James Laird, John B. Ruby, and David Laird. The deed was acknowledged in court by James Laird and David Laird, two of the witnesses, for James K. Laird on 14 July 1834. [This seems to indicate that James K. Laird had died between 19 Dec. 1833 and 14 July 1834.]

    [310] 1834 Tax List, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251.

    [311] Written on a separate sheet of legal-sized paper inserted into the Laird Family Bible, probably written by his granddaughter, Virginia (Laird) Wallace, sometime around 1920, says, “I do not know James Laird or Louisa Lairds births or the date of the death of Grandfather James Laird.”

    [312] 1837 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045. This must be an error, because James K. Laird, also referred to as James Laird, Jr., was probably already dead by 1837, and the land was owned by his father, James Laird, Sr.

    [313] 1835 and 1836 Tax Lists, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251.

    [314] Union County, Kentucky, Will Book B, pp. 119-121, from LDS micrfoilm #0562165. The inventory wasn’t recorded, however, until 20 Apr. 1840.

    [315] Union County, Kentucky, Will Book B, pp. 121-122, from LDS microfilm #0562165.

    [316] Union County, Kentucky, Will Book C, pp. 149-150.

    [317] Union County, Kentucky, Will Book C, p. 150.

    [318] 1837 Tax List, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251.

    [319] 1838 Tax List, Union County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008251.

    [320] Hopkins County Grantor Index, Circuit Ct. Comr D, Book 1, p. 79, taken from LDS microfilm #0551676.

    [321] 1839 and 1840 Tax Lists, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [322] 1841 Tax List, Hopkins County, KY, from LDS microfilm #0008045.

    [323] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 85.

    [324] This information from Terry Davis, whose wife, Marge Ramsey Davis, is a descendant of Alexander Ramsey by Bethany Phillip, obtained through the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, including Alexander Ramsey’s date of birth in Virginia.

    [325] 1840 Federal Census, Union Co., KY, p. 2, the census page partly damaged, but the Thos. Givens household appears to have had 2 males under 5, 4 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 3 females aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years. Page 1 of the census was so damaged it was unreadable, and may have contained the household of Louisa Laird and her children.

    [326] 1840 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 387, the family of Alexr. Ramsey had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 2 females under 5, 3 females aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [327] Hopkins County, Kentucky 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1976, Dist. 2, p. 9, dwelling #79, family #79:

        Alex Ramsay, 51, farmer, $1300, born VA

        Audron Ramsay, 17, male, born KY

        Mary Ann Ramsay, 14, born KY

        Sarah R. Ramsay, 12, born KY

        Parthenia Ramsay, 9, female, born KY

        Bathan Ramsay, 8, female, born KY

        James Ramsay, 5, born KY

        John Ramsay, 4, born KY

        Lucinda Ramsay, 8 months, born KY

        George W. McCormick, 17, born KY

    [328] His date of death from Terry Davis.

    [329] Hopkins County Probate Will Book 8, pp. 466-468, from LDS microfilm #0554885.

    [330] Hopkins County Probate Will Book 8, pp. 472-474, from LDS microfilm #0554885. The land of Alexander Ramsey was valued at $2440, and the next two largest items were a Negro man named Stuard, valued at $1000, and a Negro girl named Easter valued at $500.

    [331] 1860 Federal Census, Staples Post Office, Elkhorn Township, San Joaquin Co., CA, p. 91, dwelling #646, family #661:

        Eleazer P. [sic] Laird, 30, male, farmer, born KY

        Mary J. Laird, 26, female, born KY

        Louisa Laird, 6, female, born CA

        Sarah C. Laird, 4, female, born CA

        Robert Laird, 2, male, born CA

        Eusibia Laird, 6/12, female, born CA

        Louisa Laird, 53, female, born KY

        Jonas Rhidington, 24, male, farm laborer, born OH

    [332] Her death date written in the Laird Family Bible, “Grandmother Louisa Givens Laird died July 2, 1874,” probably written by Virginia (Laird) Wallace; Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, p. 216, and Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, which both give the date as 4 July 1874, and Woodworth wrote “perhaps in California,” Letus Wallace thought she was buried in the Givens Cemetery in Mariposa County, CA, but we did not find the grave of Louisa Ramsey in the small Givens’ Cemetery near Hornitos, CA, in the early 1980s. If she was buried there, either there was no stone, or it has not survived.

    [333] Terry Davis, however, says that Louisa died in 1861in Kentucky, but neither of these dates explains why Louisa was not mentioned at all in the will of Alexander Ramsey in 1856.

    [334] Per the Laird Manuscript by Verne Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA. Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1035, says “said to have had four children but only three are reported.” Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, pp. 216-217, gives only children Robert Laird, Eleazer Givens Laird, and Virginia M. Laird, probably copied from Woodworth. Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 57, gives an older child, James Laird, Jr., who died young, as well as the other three. The 1830 census in Union Co., KY, lists 3 young males in the house and no young females, which supports the theory that there might have been a son named James who died young, but does not account for daughter Virginia.

    [335] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1055; Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, p. 216; Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 57.

    [336] Hopkins County Probate Will Book 4, pp. 26-27, from LDS microfilm #0554883; Hopkins County Probate Will Book 8, p. 82, the accounting of the estate of Robert Robertson, filed by Eleazer Givens and Willie Sugg and recorded in Hopkins County on 12 Feb. 1855, included $136.00 paid to R. R. Laird, a devisee of the estate. Most of the estate went to his wife Louisa, but there were several specific bequests to various children of his sister Jane Givens, and Jane’s son Eleazer Givens was one of the two appointed executors.

    [337] Hopkins County Land Records, Book 19, p. 399, taken from LDS microfilm #0555296. The deed was signed by “Elealzar G. Laird,” witnssed by L. D. Orr and Wm Head, but it wasn’t recorded until after the death of Robert Laird, on 1 Jan. 1855.

    [338] Union County Will Book C, p. 150.

    [339] Burrel S. Ruby had married Lockey H. Fuguay on 29 Mar. 1835 in Hopkins County, and appears to have been unrelated to either the Lairds, Givens or Robertsons.

    [340] Hopkins County Probate Will Book 9, pp. 32-33, from LDS microfilm #0554886. The listing also included a $1000 note on “Head & Brooks” due 5 June 1853.

    [341] Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1056, “alive Oakland, Cal, 1912, not married;” Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, p. 217, “1912 was living at Oakland, Calif.” I could not locate her in the 1910 federal census in California, however.

    [342] The birth date from the Laird Family Bible and his gravestone; Woodworth, Descendants of Robert Poage, p. 1055; Reichlein, Samuel Givens Family, p. 217; Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 57, give the date as the 8th, but the bible clearly has March 9th.

    [343] California Marriage Record of Eleazer G. Laird and Mary J. McDowell, and from the Laird Family Bible.

    [344] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census, however the year is given by Verne W. Hoffman, Jr., of Acampo, CA, as 1833.

    [345] Hopkins County Marriages, p. 19, marriage of Jas. Bassett and Frances A. S. Givens on 13 Nov. 1844 in Hopkins Co.; Bassett, Some Webster County Families, p. 59, Frances America S. Givens, born 28 Nov. 1826 in Hopkins Co., daughter of Eleazer Givens by his third wife, Mary Evaline (Savage) (Sittler) Givens, married Dr. James Bassett, son of Capt. John Stout and Jane (Rogerson) Bassett. Therefore Jane Laird would have been a half-niece of Mrs. Frances Bassett, who reportedly had only one daughter of her own who died young.

    [346] 1850 Federal Census, District 1, Hopkins Co., KY, p. 67, dwelling #262, family #262:

        James Bassett, 33, physician, $700, born KY

        Frances Bassett, 23, female, born KY

        Jane Laird, 15, born KY

    [347] Her date of death from Terry Davis, whose wife Marge Ramsey Davis is a descendant of Alexander Ramsey and Bethany Philip.

    [348] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census, but Terry Davis gives her year of birth as 1829.

    [349] Estimated from the age of their oldest child in the 1850 federal census, but the marriage record was not found in Hopkins County Marriages.

    [350] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [351] Hopkins County, Kentucky 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1976, Dist. 2, p. 9, dwelling #77, family #77:

        Guin Oakley, 27, farmer, $250, born N. Carolina

        Elizabeth Oakley, 19, born KY

        Mary Oakley, 2, born KY

        Alexander Oakley, 1, born KY

        William Kellough, 19, farmer, born KY

    [352] Per Terry Davis. She was already dead by 1856 when her father wrote his will.

    [353] Webster County, Kentucky 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1975, p. 87, Providence, dwelling #775, family #770:

        Green Oakley, 39, farmer, real estate $1600, personal estate $640, born NC

        Martha A. Oakley, 37, born KY

        Mary E. Oakley, 12, born KY

        Alexander Oakley, 11, born KY

        Lucinda Oakley, 8, born KY

        Frances E. Oakley, 6, female, born KY

        Benjamin G. Oakley, 4, born KY

        William R. Oakley, 2, born KY

    [354] Hopkins County Guardian’s Bonds, from LDS microfilm #0554960. Green Oakley signed this and two other guardianship bonds with his mark “+”, while Andrew P. Ramsey signed “A P Ramsey.”

    [355] Per Terry Davis.

    [356] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, his middle name per Terry Davis.

    [357] Her mother’s maiden name per Terry Davis—the marriage of Raleigh Humphrey and Jane Cain not found in Hopkins County Marriages.

    [358] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 86.

    [359] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census, of 18, Hopkins Co., KY, Dist. 2, dwelling #75, family #75, with her parents, Raleigh and Jane Humphries.

    [360] Webster County, Kentucky 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1975, p. 107, Vanderburg P.O., dwelling #948, family #942:

        Andrew Ramsey, 27, farmer, real estate $3500, personal estate $1230, born KY

        Rebecca C. Ramsey, 28, born KY

        Elizabeth J. Ramsey, 4, born KY

        Bethany R. Ramsey, 2, born KY

        Palestine Ramsey, 6 months, born KY

        Thaney Ramsey, 18, born KY

        James Ramsey, 15, born KY

        John Ramsey, 14, born KY

        Lucy Ramsey, 11, born KY

        Prior Croley, 20, farmer, born KY

    [361] 1880 Federal Census, Providence, Webster Co., KY, p. 128D, from the LDS census index:

        A. P. Ramsy, married, male, white, 47, born KY, farmer, father born VA, mother born VA

        Rebecca Ramsy, wife, married, female, white, 48, born KY, keeps house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Lizzie J. Ramsy, daughter, female, white, 25, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Bethney Ramsy, daughter, single, female, white, 22, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Palastine Ramsy, daughter, single, female, white, 20, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Andrew D. Ramsy, son, single, male, white, 18, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Rebecca Ramsy, daughter, single, female, white, 15, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Rall E. Ramsy, son, single, male, white, 13, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        George M. Ramsy, son, single, male, white, 7, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Emma E. Ramsy, daughter, single, female, white, 7, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

        Wade Hanton Ramsy, son, single, male, white, 3, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY

    [362] Will abstraction of Andrew Phillip Ramsey by Terry Davis. Terry’s wife, Marge, is a descendant of Andrew Phillip Ramsey and Rebecca C. Humphrey. Their children were:

        1. Elizabeth J. Ramsey, b. 1855, married 1.) John Buchanan in 1874, and 2.) Steve D. Wiseman in 1893.

        2. Bethany Ramsey, b. 1858, married Ben F. Buchanan in 1886.

        3. Palestine Ramsey, b. 1860, married Rufus B. Browder in 1880.

        4. Andrew D. Ramsey, b. 1861, married 1.) Fannie (___), and 2.) Willa M. Bilbry, and 3.) Katie Beard in 1980.

        5. Rebecca L. Ramsey, b. 1865, married Noah F. Lisman, and moved to California.

        6. Rollie/Raleigh E. Ramsey, b. 1867, married Nettie M. Brownlow in 1884.

        7. (Unnamed child), died in childbirth in 1870.

        8. Alexander Ramsey, b. 1870, died in 1871.

        9. Emmaline Ramsey, a twin, b. 1873, married David L. Barnhill in 1894.

        10. George M. Ramsey, a twin, b. 1873, married Lelah A. Davis in 1901.

        11. Wade Hampton Ramsey, b. 1877, married Ethel M. Price in 1899.

    [363] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census, but Terry Davis gives her year of birth as 1831, making her the second child of Alexander Ramsey.

    [364] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 28.

    [365] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [366] Hopkins County, Kentucky 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1976, Dist. 2, p. 59, dwelling #573, family #573:

        Nicholas G. Jones, 27, farmer, born N. Carolina

        Sarah Jones, 24, born KY

        Margaret A. Jones, 3, born KY

        Bithena Ramsey, 6, female, born KY

        Lucinda Ramsey, 1, born KY

        James M. Chandler, 22, farmer, born N. Carolina

        Margaret I. Chandler, 19, born KY

    [367] Webster County, Kentucky 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1975, p. 17, Slaughtersville P.O., dwelling #151, family #149:

        Jas. M. Chandler, 32, farmer, real estate $1330, personal estate $1557, born NC

        Margaret J. Chandler, 30, born KY

        Mary E. Chandler, 9, born KY

        Sarah J. Chandler, 4, born KY

        Margaret A. Chandler, 2, born KY

        Haris Sizemore, 18, farmer, born KY

    [368] 1880 Federal Census, Slaughtersville, Webster Co., KY, p. 65A, from the LDS census index:

        James M. Chandler, married, male, white, 52, born NC, farmer, father born NC, mother born NC

        Margret J. Chandler, wife, married, female, white, 50, born KY, keeping house, father born KY, mother born KY

        Maggie Chandler, daughter, single, female, white, 22, born KY, at home, father born NC, mother born KY

        Jimmie Chandler, son, single, male, white, 18, born KY, works on farm, father born NC, mother born KY

        Billy Chandler, son, single, male, white, 14, born KY, works on farm, father born NC, mother born KY

        Josephine Chandler, daughter, single, female, white, 12, born KY, at home, father born NC, mother born KY

        Quinny Chandler, daughter, single, female, white, 10, born KY, father born NC, mother born KY

        Orlander Chandler, son, single, male, white, 6, born KY, father born NC, mother born KY

    [369] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [370] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 29.

    [371] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, of 24, in the family of his parents, Prior and Susan Crowley, Dist. 2, Hopkins Co., KY, dwelling #476, family #476.

    [372] Webster County, Kentucky 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1975, p. 8, Slaughtersville P.O., dwelling #65, family #65:

        Prior Crowley, 35, farmer, real estate $1600, personal estate $500, born KY

        Mary A. Crowley, 26, born KY

        Susan E. Crowley, 7, born KY

        Lucinda Crowley, 5, born KY

        Margaret Crowley, 2, born KY

    [373] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census. Terry Davis gives her year of birth as 1837, and her middle initial as “B.”

    [374] From the 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, he was age 19, living in the family of his parents, Prior and Susan Crowley in Dist. 2, Hopkins County, dwelling #476, family #476.

    [375] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 29.

    [376] His birth date from his gravestone.

    [377] Webster County, Kentucky 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1975, p. 7, Slaughtersville P.O., dwelling #61, family #61:

        Squire Crowley, 27, farmer, real estate $500, personal estate $500, born KY

        Sarah Crowley, 20, born KY

        Mary E. Crowley, 6, born KY

        Thany Crowley, 3, born KY

        Alex Crowley, 7 months, born KY

        Ben Dodge, 18, farmer, born KY

    [378] Hopkins County, Kentucky Cemeteries, Volume III, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, p. 45, from the Zion Brick Church Cemetery located west of Slaughters, KY, in Hopkins County.

    [379] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census. Terry Davis gives her year of birth as 1840.

    [380] Hopkins County First Marriage Book, p. 54.

    [381] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, of 16, in the family of his presumed parents, Raleigh and Jane Humphries, in Dist. 2, Hopkins Co., KY, dwelling #75, family #75.

    [382] Webster County, Kentucky 1860 Federal Census, Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 1975, p. 98, Vanderburg P.O., dwelling #878, family #873:

        James Humphrey, 26, farmer, real estate $1250, personal estate $630, born KY

        Parthula Humphrey, 19, born KY

        Jane Humphrey, 1, born KY

        Amos Stone, 27, farmer, born KY

    [383] Per Terry Davis.

    [384] Calculated from her age in her father’s family in the 1850 federal census, of 8, however she was also counted in the family of her married sister, Margaret Chandler, as being only 6 years old.

    [385] He was still living with his parents Raleigh and Jane Humphrey, at age 17 in Webster Co., KY, in the 1860 federal census, dwelling #772, family #767.

    [386] Webster County Marriages, p. 7, taken from Marriage Book No. 2, his name spelled “Rolly E. Humphrey” in the marriage record.

    [387] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, of 8, in the family of his parents, Raleigh and Jane Humphries, in Dist. 2, Hopkins Co., KY, dwelling #75, family #75.

    [388] Per Terry Davis.

    [389] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census. Terry Davis gives his year of birth as 1844.

    [390] From the 1850 Federal Census, Hopkins Co., KY, District II, dwelling #25, family #25, Martha A. McCormick, aged 5, was living with her parents, John E. McCormick, 27, farmer, born KY, and Sarah McCormick, 26, born NC; Hopkins County Marriages, p. 73, marriage of John McCormack and Sarah Foxwell on 26 Mar. 1845 in Hopkins County.

    [391] Webster County Marriages, p. 10, taken from Marriage Book No. 2.

    [392] Per Terry Davis.

    [393] Per Terry Davis.

    [394] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [395] Webster County Marriages, p. 20, taken from Marriage Book No. 4.

    [396] Per Terry Davis.

    [397] Per Terry Davis.

    [398] Calculated from her age, of 8 months, in the 1850 federal census.

    [399] Webster County Marriages, p. 10, taken from Marriage Book No. 2.

    [400] Calculated from his age in the 1880 federal census.

    [401] Per Terry Davis.

    [402] 1880 Federal Census, Slaughtersville, Webster Co., KY, p. 64C, from the LDS census index:

        Thomas W. Wilson, married, male, white, 40, born KY, farmer, father born KY, mother born KY

        Mary J. Wilson, wife, married, female, white, 39, born KY, keeping house, father born KY, mother born KY

        William Crawley, stepson, single, male, white, 14, born KY, works on farm, father born KY, mother born KY

        Virgil Crawley, stepson, single, male, white, 12, born KY, works on farm, father born KY, mother born KY

        Edward Crawley, stepson, single, male, white, 8, born KY, father born KY, mother born KY