Descendants of John Edwards

 

Generation 1

 

1.      JOHN1 EDWARDS was born in 1613 in London, England. He died on 03 Feb 1667 in Corotoman River, Lancaster Co, VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown in 1637 in Virginia. She was born about 1618 in England. She died in Virginia.  John is my 9th Great Grandfather.

 

Notes for John Edwards: Immigrated to Virginia 1635

 

John Edwards and Elizabeth Unknown had the following child:

 

2.               i. ROBERT2 EDWARDS was born in 1640 in James City Co, VA. He died on 02 May 1681 in Isle of Wight, VA. He married (1) MARY HUNT about 1660 in Lancaster Co, VA. She was born about 1642 in Norfolk Co, VA. She died on 24 Apr 1732 in Isle of Wight, VA. He married DEBORAH WHETSTONE. She was born about 1646 in Of Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      ROBERT2 EDWARDS (John1) was born in 1640 in James City Co, VA. He died on 02 May 1681 in Isle of Wight, VA. He married (1) MARY HUNT about 1660 in Lancaster Co, VA. She was born about 1642 in Norfolk Co, VA. She died on 24 Apr 1732 in Isle of Wight, VA. He married DEBORAH WHETSTONE. She was born about 1646 in Of Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

Robert Edwards and Mary Hunt had the following children:

 

3.               i. MEREDITH3 EDWARDS was born about 1660 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He married UNKNOWN EDWARDS.

 

4.               ii. JOHN EDWARDS was born about 1660 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1721 in Y, Somme, Picardie, France. He married Anne or Elizabeth Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison Jr and Hanna Churchill about 1685 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She was born about 1661 in Wakefield, Surry Co, VA. She died in 1707 in Copel Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

Robert Edwards and Deborah Whetstone had the following children:

 

iii.      MARGARET EDWARDS was born about 1670.

 

iv.      PHILEDELPHIA EDWARDS was born about 1662.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      MEREDITH3 EDWARDS (Robert2, John1) was born about 1660 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He married

 

UNKNOWN EDWARDS.

 

Notes for Meredith Edwards: Edwards, Meridith. Publication 11 October 1694.

 

Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311. Note Location: Westmoreland County.

       Description: 150 acres beginning &c by a path that goeth from Evan Morgansto Washington Mill. Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 35 (Reel 288).

 

Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

 

Meredith Edwards and Unknown Edwards had the following children:

 

5.               i. THOMAS4 EDWARDS was born about 1695. He died in 1774 in Copeley Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He married ALICE SARJEANT.

 

ii.       WILLIAM EDWARDS was born about 1698.

 

4.      JOHN3 EDWARDS (Robert2, John1) was born about 1660 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1721 in Y, Somme, Picardie, France. He married Anne or Elizabeth Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison Jr and Hanna Churchill about 1685 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She was born about 1661 in Wakefield, Surry Co, VA. She died in 1707 in Copel Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

John Edwards and Anne or Elizabeth Harrison had the following children:

 

i.    MEREDITH4 EDWARDS was born about 1680 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

ii.   MEREDITH EDWARDS was born about 1685 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in Virginia.

      

        7.               iii.  JOHN EDWARDS was born about 1685 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1750 in Truro Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He married Jane Arrington,

                             daughter of Thomas Arrington and Elizabeth Monroe about 1705 in Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1694 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

iv.  ROBERT EDWARDS was born about 1688 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

7.               v. WILLIAM EDWARDS was born about 1690 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in Virginia. He married Mary Nickolson Haden about 1712 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She was born about 1687 in Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

8.               vi. HANNAH EDWARDS was born about 1706 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. She died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William). She married Michael Summers, son of John Summers and Elizabeth Unknown on 12 May 1724 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He was born about 1702 in Virginia. He died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William).

 

Generation 4

 

5.      THOMAS4 EDWARDS (Meredith3, Robert2, John1) was born about 1695. He died in 1774 in Copeley Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He married ALICE SARJEANT.

 

Thomas Edwards and Alice Sarjeant had the following children:

 

i.        WILLIAM5 EDWARDS.

 

ii.       MARY SARJEANT EDWARDS.

 

iii.      FRANKY EDWARDS.

 

iv.      THOMAS EDWARDS.

 

v.       ALICE EDWARDS.

 

6.      JOHN4 EDWARDS (John3, Robert2, John1) was born about 1685 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1750 in Truro Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He married Jane Arrington, daughter of Thomas Arrington and Elizabeth Monroe about 1705 in Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1694 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

John Edwards and Jane Arrington had the following children:

 

9.               i. MARY5 EDWARDS was born in 1708 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1749 in Loudon Co, VA. She married an unknown spouse about 1727 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

ii.       BENJAMIN EDWARDS was born about 1710 in Stafford Co, VA. He died after 1767 in Halifax Co, VA. He married Mary Dawkins about 1735 in Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1720 in Stafford Co, VA. She died in Halifax Co, VA.

 

iii.      ELIZABETH EDWARDS was born about 1718 in Stafford Co, VA. She married William King on 21 May 1738 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He was born about 1718 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

iv.      JOHN EDWARDS was born about 1715 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1747 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

10.            v. ROBERT EDWARDS was born about 1718 in Stafford Co, VA. He died after 1747 in Prince William Co, VA. He married Sarah Edwards about 1745 in Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1720 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

11.            vi. MEREDITH EDWARDS was born about 1720 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 16 Oct 1749 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He married Mary Unknown about 1743 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

12.            vii. ANDREW EDWARDS was born in 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 04 Jul 1788 in Stafford Co, VA. He married (1) UNKNOWN WAUGH about 1745 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. He married (2) BETTY BRITTINGHAM in 1751 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. He married (3) ELIZABETH CAVE, daughter of William Cave and Elizabeth Unknown on 19 Jan 1758 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. She died in 1790 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

13.            viii. WILLIAM EDWARDS was born in 1728 in Stafford Co, VA. He died about 1790 in Virginia. He married Elizabeth Wheeler on 12 Feb 1756 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born in 1730 in Maryland. She died in 1811 in On the Patomic.

 

ix.      BRIDGET EDWARDS was born about 1732 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She married Jeremiah Spilman on 16 Jan 1755 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He was born about 1732 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

7.      WILLIAM4 EDWARDS (John3, Robert2, John1) was born about 1690 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in Virginia. He married Mary Nickolson Haden about 1712 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She was born about 1687 in Westmoreland Co, VA.

 

William Edwards and Mary Nickolson Haden had the following children:

 

i.       ROBERT5 EDWARDS was born in 1713 in Northumberland Co, VA.

 

15.            ii.    HAYDEN HARRISON EDWARDS was born on 16 Mar 1716 in Fauquier Co, VA. He died on 13 Jul 1803 in Paris, Bourbon Co, KY. He married Penelope Sanford, daughter of Robert Sanford about 1740 in Stanford Co, VA. She was born in 1723 in Virginia. She died about 1809 in Paris, Bourbon Co, KY.

 

iii.      JOHN EDWARDS was born about 1717.

 

15.            iv.    MARY EDWARDS was born about 1719. She married Charles Wells in 1733 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in 1765 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

v.       BENJAMIN EDWARDS was born about 1725 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

vi.      REBECCA EDWARDS.

 

vii.     MARTHA EDWARDS.

 

viii.    JEANETTE EDWARDS.

 

8.      HANNAH4 EDWARDS (John3, Robert2, John1) was born about 1706 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. She died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William). She married Michael Summers, son of John Summers and Elizabeth Unknown on 12 May 1724 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He was born about 1702 in Virginia. He died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William).

 

Michael Summers and Hannah Edwards had the following children:

 

i.        MARY5 SUMMERS was born in 1728 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She married (POSSIBLY) BENJAMIN BLAND.

 

17.            ii.    JOHN SUMMERS was born on 12 Jul 1732 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN (?). He married (1) ELIZABETH CARTER, daughter of Unknown (Possibly William) Carter and Sarah Unknown before 1755 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born about 1735 in Stafford Co, VA. She died between 1782-1793 in Prince William Co, VA or Clark Co, KY. He married (2) LOIS UNKNOWN between 1790-1795 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born between 1765-1770 in Stafford Co, VA (?). She died between 1830-1834 in Morgan Co, IN (?).

 

iii.      JEMIMA SUMMERS was born on 12 Jul 1732 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

iv.      SARAH SUMMERS was born in 1735 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She married (POSSIBLY) WILLIAM HUMPHREYS.

 

v.       MARGARET SUMMERS was born in 1738 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

17.            vi.   ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born in 1740 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She died in Washington, Mason Co, KY. She married an unknown spouse on 08 Nov 1755 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

vii.     ANNE SUMMERS was born in 1744 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

viii.    SAMUEL SUMMERS was born in 1746 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He married (Possibly) Keziah Unknown before 1766 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

ix.      SUSANNA SUMMERS was born in 1748 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She married (POSSIBLY) THOMAS GARNER.

 

Generation 5

 

9.      MARY5 EDWARDS (John4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1708 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1749 in Loudon Co, VA. She married an unknown spouse about 1727 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

Mary Edwards had the following children:

 

   i.        MARGARET6 COMBS was born in Virginia. She married BENJAMIN HARBISON.

 

   ii.       SARAH COMBS was born in Virginia. She married RICHARD OR MOSES REED.

 

18.            iii. JOSEPH COMBS JR was born in 1725 in Loudon Co, VA. He died on 12 May 1803 in George's Twp, Fayette Co, PA. He married Ann Davenport before 1750 in Loudon Co, VA. She was born about 1730 in Virginia.

 

iv.      SAMUEL COMBS was born in 1728 in Shelburne Parish, Loudon Co, VA. He married Mary Wilks in 1755 in Loudon Co, VA. She was born in 1733 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

19.            v. ANDREW COMBS was born in 1729 in Loudon Co, VA. He died in Mar 1774 in Loudon Co, VA. He married Mary Unknown about 1754 in Loudon Co, VA. She was born about 1728 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

20.            vi. JOHN COMBS was born in 1731 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 14 Dec 1801 in Nelson Co, KY. He married Alice Jolley about 1758 in Loudon Co, VA. She was born between 1735-1737 in Pennsylvania. She died in 1814 in Nelson Co, KY.

 

21.            vii. EDWARDS COMBS was born in 1736 in Loudon Co, VA. He died on 08 Dec 1820 in Nelson Co, KY. He married Rebecca Stillwell, daughter of Elias Stillwell and Meriam Eddy in 1762 in Goodrich, Cumberland Co, PA. She was born in 1744 in Fredrick Co, MD. She died on 25 Dec 1836 in Nelson Co, KY.

 

22.            viii. VIOLET COMBS was born in 1743 in Loudon Co, VA. She died on 14 Feb 1842 in Fayette Co, OH. She married Daniel Feagin, son of Edward Feagin and Margaret John West on 03 Feb 1767 in Loudon Co, VA. He was born about 1726 in Loudon Co, VA. He died on 19 Jul 1815 in Georgetown, Brown Co, OH.

 

10.      ROBERT5 EDWARDS (John4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born about 1718 in Stafford Co, VA. He died after 1747 in Prince William Co, VA. He married Sarah Edwards about 1745 in Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1720 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

Robert Edwards and Sarah Edwards had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN6 EDWARDS was born on 26 Mar 1748 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

ii.       MATTHIAS EDWARDS was born on 27 Aug 1750 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

iii.      JEAN EDWARDS was born on 29 Sep 1754 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

iv.      ROBERT EDWARDS was born on 06 Feb 1756 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

11.      MEREDITH5 EDWARDS (John4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born about 1720 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 16 Oct 1749 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He married Mary Unknown about 1743 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

Meredith Edwards and Mary Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES6 EDWARDS was born on 22 Feb 1744 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

ii.       ELIZABETH EDWARDS was born on 22 Dec 1746 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

iii.      MEREDITH EDWARDS was born on 12 Sep 1749 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1749 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

12.      ANDREW5 EDWARDS (John4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 04 Jul 1788 in Stafford Co, VA. He married (1) UNKNOWN WAUGH about 1745 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. He married (2) BETTY BRITTINGHAM in 1751 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. He married (3) ELIZABETH CAVE, daughter of William Cave and Elizabeth Unknown on 19 Jan 1758 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. She died in 1790 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

Andrew Edwards and Unknown Waugh had the following children:

 

i.        ANNA6 EDWARDS was born about 1744 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

ii.       MARY EDWARDS was born about 1746 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

iii.      TRAVERS EDWARDS was born about 1747 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

iv.      SARAH EDWARDS was born about 1748 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

v.       MARGARET EDWARDS was born about 1750 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

Notes for Betty Brittingham:

 

Two prior marriages - French & Waugh

 

Andrew Edwards and Betty Brittingham had the following children:

 

vi.      BETTY EDWARDS was born on 07 Feb 1752 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She died on 23 Aug 1752 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

vii.     BILLY EDWARDS was born on 01 Oct 1753 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

viii.    NANCY EDWARDS was born on 06 Mar 1756 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Cave:

 

Had five children with Withers

 

Andrew Edwards and Elizabeth Cave had the following child:

 

ix.      ANDREW NEALE MONISTER EDWARDS was born about 1760 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

13.      WILLIAM5 EDWARDS (John4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1728 in Stafford Co, VA. He died about 1790 in Virginia. He married Elizabeth Wheeler on 12 Feb 1756 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born in 1730 in Maryland. She died in 1811 in On the Patomic.

 

William Edwards and Elizabeth Wheeler had the following children:

 

i.        WILLIAM6 EDWARDS was born on 11 May 1757 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He married ELIZABETH COMBS.

 

ii.       JOHN EDWARDS was born on 27 Sep 1759 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died on 03 Aug 1838. He married Frances Edwards about 1782 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

iii.      RICHARD EDWARDS was born on 25 Jun 1762 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1783.

 

iv.      GEORGE RUMNEY EDWARDS was born on 11 Jan 1768 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

v.       TERESA EDWARDS was born on 25 Nov 1773 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

vi.      THOMAS WHEELER EDWARDS was born on 27 Oct 1776 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died in Kentucky.

 

14.      HAYDEN HARRISON5 EDWARDS (William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born on 16 Mar 1716 in Fauquier Co, VA. He died on 13 Jul 1803 in Paris, Bourbon Co, KY. He married Penelope Sanford, daughter of Robert Sanford about 1740 in Stanford Co, VA. She was born in 1723 in Virginia. She died about 1809 in Paris, Bourbon Co, KY.

 

Notes for Hayden Harrison Edwards:

 

Notes for HADEN (HAYDEN) EDWARDS:

The birth of Hayden Edwards is recorded in the St. Paul's parish register of Stafford County, Va. As

 

15  March 1715/16 and his baptismal as 15 April 1716 by the Rev. David Stuart, minister of that parish. St. Paul's church is yet standing; due to an alteration in the county lines in 1777 this parish became a part of lower King George County and adjoins Westmoreland County so even though Hayden's birth is recorded in this parish there is confusion as to where he was actually born.

 

Hayden and his wife and family moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky from Virginia to claim the vast amounts of land issued by patent from Virginia.

 

From George Harrison Sanford King the following: "about the year 1785 Haden Edwards and family moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, and settled about four miles from Paris, where he took up a large amount of land. The records of Cooper's Run Baptist church (reference: register, vol. 22, pages 258-259) show Haden Edwards to have been a member of that church as well as his wife Penelope Edwards, who was admitted by letter in 1796 from Chopowamsie, Va. This is a section of Virginia lying in Stafford and Prince William Counties; Chopawasmie Creek dividing the two counties on the south.

 

Haden Edwards died in Bourbon County, Kentucky, at the age of 87 years, July 13, 1803 and was buried on his farm near Paris, Ky. "

 

Hayden Edwards was a merchant and lawyer, and he served several times in the Virginia legislature and filled many official positions with ability.

 

After Hayden's death Penelope moved to Logan County, Ky.

 

Will [ Abstract] From Will Book B, Pg. 201 , Bourbon County, Ky. Dated 19 Nov. 1801 and Proved 15 August 1803

 

"To wife, Penelope, negroes and one half of all raised on plantation for her use, four horses, two cow and calves, two feather beds and furniture, "my desk". Corner cupboard and sixty acres with house and outhouses whereon she lives and all moneys after legatees have received 65 pounds each; to son, Benjamin; daughter Penelope Pope; son Sanford Edwards; daughter Nancy Williams; lands in Jefferson County by patents, 1800 acres equally divided between son, George Edwards and daughter Penelope Pope, Nancy Williams, Betsy Chanulor and granddaughter Penelope Edwards 65 pounds each in money now in hands of son , John Edwards; at my death my still and movable estate to be sold and money divided; daughter Nancy Williams to have two pounds more than others at the death of wife negroes to be divided between son , John and son, George, and daughter Betsy Chanulor and granddaughter Penelope Edwards, at death of self and wife , negro Anthony to be freed. Son, John, in debt to estate. Extrs: wife, Penelope, Roger Williams and son , George Edwards.

 

Written November 10, 1801---Recorded August Court 1803

 

Witnesses :Reubin Field, Williams Stamps, Zely Reno.

 

Will Book B, Pg 201, Bourbon County Courthouse, Paris, Ky.

 

EDWARDS, HADEN-Will Book B, page 201-Wife, Penelope; sons, Benjamin, Sandford, George, John; daughters, Penelope Pope, Nancy Williams, Betsy Chanulor; granddaughter, Penelope Edwards, lands in Henderson County. Roger Williams, an extr. Nov. 10, 1802. August, 1803. Reuben Field, Wm. Stamps, and Zely Reno, witnesses.

 

In 1747 when Hayden was 31, he married Penelope SANFORD, daughter of Humphrey SANFORD & Elizabeth JONES. Born in 1723 in England. Penelope died in Logan County, Kentucky in 1809; she was 86.

 

Notes for Penelope Sanford:

 

Penelope Edwards-Will Abstract- Logan County, Ky. Will Book I, Pg 110.

 

"Widow and relict of Haden Edwards Sr." To "my little grandchildren, Polly and Minerva Edwards, daughters of my grandson, Amos Edwards, when they marry"; grandsons, John pl Oldham and Presley Edwards, executors.

 

Written October 30, 1808

 

Probated May 15, 1809

 

Witnesses: Presley Edwards, George Brown, George Berry

 

Letter from Mrs. Penelope E. Crouch. St. Augustine, Texas, Dec. 15, 1884

 

"Dear Cousin,

 

Yours of the 8th inst, has been received, together with the engraving of your father, both of which are greatly appreciated. I will now write you a history of our branch of the Edwards family, as far as I know. I descended from Hayden Edwards, who married a Miss Penelope Sanford, who emigrated from England to America before the Revolutionary War, with a brother and some other young men, Mrs. Penelope Edwards being the only lady on board of the vessel. The brother settled in one of the northern states. Hayden and Penelope settled in Virginia."

 

Family tradition says that Penelope's wedding gown has been passed down to girls in the family with the name of Penelope and in 1997 seems to be in San Augustine, Texas. There are those who feel this story has been greatly romanticized.

 

" The wedding dress of Penelope Sanford Edwards is still in existence, and in the possession of her descendants, Mrs. Penelope Edwards Crouch of San Antonio, Texas, and a near relative of hers who also resides in Texas. Mrs. Charles A. Browne of Washington, D.C. A descendant of Penelope Sanford Edwards, through her son, Senator John Edwards of Kentucky, called on Mrs. Crouch in the autumn of 1931 and Mrs. Crouch told her that the dress was not new when Penelope Sanford was married in it, now about 200 years ago, but was inherited by her. She too, stated that Penelope Sanford was of blood relation to her husband, Haden Edwards. In regard to the dress Mrs. Crouch wrote some years ago in the "Houston Texas Post": " I never saw any goods like the old dress. It still has great stiffness. It is woven so that the right side is a solid white, with tiny rosebuds interspersed as though they had been put there by hand. The wrong side is a solid bright green. The laces have long since fallen off; some of the remnants I still possess".

 

From Notes of George Harrison Sanford King.

 

From the book The Thomas Family by a Mr. Thomas of Dallas this description of the Gown.

 

        "HIS BRIDE, WHO STARTED THE SUCCESSION OF GIRLS BY THE NAME OF PENELOPE, WORE AT HER WEDDING A COSTLY GOWN THAT HAS SINCE

         BEEN HANDED DOWN TO SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS OF DESCENDANTS NAMED PENELOPE.

 

THE GOWN WAS MADE OF HEAVY PALE GREEN MATERIAL, ELABORATELY TRIMMED WITH THE

 

FINEST LACE AND SPARKLING JEWELS. AFTER HER MARRIAGE, ACCORDING TO FAMILY TRADITION, SHE APPEARED BEFORE THE COURTS OF EUROPE IN HER "GEORGEOUS TROUSEAR". THE FIRST PENELOPE REQUESTED THAT THE GOWN SHOULD BE HANDED DOWN

 

TO THOSE WHO WOULD BEAR HER NAME AND THAT EACH SHOULD MARRY IN IT, OR WEAR

 

IT ONCE. WE DO NOT KNOW ON WHAT OCCASION PENELOPE EDWARDS THOMAS WORE THE

 

DRESS; UNDOUBTEDLY IT WAS NOT FOR HER MARRIAGE. SHE GAVE THE DRESS TO HER DAUGHTER, PENELOPE THOMAS COUCH, WHO IN TURN GAVE IT TO HER GRANDDAUGHTER,

 

AZALEA PENELOPE SMITH DOWNS. IT IS STILL IN THE POSSESSION OF THE FAMILY AND IS OCCASIONALLY ON DISPLAY AT THE CULLEN HOUSE MUSEUM IN SAN AUGUSTINE, TX."

 

Hayden Harrison Edwards and Penelope Sanford had the following children:

 

23.            i. SANFORD6 EDWARDS was born in 1742 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1815 in South Carolina.

 

24.            ii. JOHN EDWARDS was born in 1748 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1833 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He married Susanna Wroe, daughter of Original Wroe and Jane Lyne in 1768 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born on 01 May 1748 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She died in 1833 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

25.            iii. PENELOPE EDWARDS was born in 1750 in Stafford Co, VA. She died in Kentucky. She married William Pope Sr, son of Worden Pope and Hester Edrington in 1765 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born in 1746 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1835 in Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY.

 

26.            iv. BENJAMIN EDWARDS was born on 12 Aug 1753 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 13 Nov 1826 in Elkton, Todd Co, KY. He married MARGARET BEALLE. She was born in Montgomery Co, MD. She died in 1836 in Elkton, Todd Co, KY.

 

v.       NANCY EDWARDS was born in 1756 in Stafford Co, VA.

 

27.            vi. MARY EDWARDS was born in 1758 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1801 in Kentucky. She married WILLIAM ASHMORE.

 

28.            vii. ELIZABETH EDWARDS was born in 1760 in Stafford Co, VA. She died on 19 Nov 1840 in Forest Hall, Spotsylvania Co, VA. She married John Chancellor in 1781 in Stafford Co, VA. He was born in 1758 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He died on 03 May 1799 in Orange Co, VA.

 

29.            viii. GEORGE EDWARDS was born on 06 May 1762 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 30 Aug 1835 in Bourbon Co, KY. He married BETSIE MONROE. She was born about 1770. She died on 22 Sep 1850 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

15.      MARY5 EDWARDS (William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born about 1719. She married Charles Wells in 1733 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in 1765 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

Notes for Mary Edwards:

 

Notes From George Harrison Sanford King in Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

 

"I have further established that Hayden and Benjamin had a sister Mary Edwards who married in 1733 Charles Wells and they joined Hayden Edwards in Prince William County, Va. to which place so many from the lower counties immigrated. Charles Wells died in Prince William County in 1765, leaving a numerous family, among a Haden Wells with whom Haden Edwards had land dealings there in 1771. Some of this family moved to Kentucky with Haden Edwards' clan before 1800."

 

In 1733 Mary married Charles WELLS. Charles died in 1765 in Prince William County, Virginia.

 

Charles Wells and Mary Edwards had the following child:

 

i.        HADEN6 WELLS.

 

16.      JOHN5 SUMMERS (Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born on 12 Jul 1732 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN (?). He married (1) ELIZABETH CARTER, daughter of Unknown (Possibly William) Carter and Sarah Unknown before 1755 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born about 1735 in Stafford Co, VA. She died between 1782-1793 in Prince William Co, VA or Clark Co, KY. He married (2) LOIS UNKNOWN between 1790-1795 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born between 1765-1770 in Stafford Co, VA (?). She died between 1830-1834 in Morgan Co, IN (?).

 

Notes for John Summers:

 

In Deed Book 1 in Clark County (from which Montgomery County was formed) there are the following deeds: p. 264, Edward Williams to John Summers, Sr, 50 acres; p. 266, EW to John Summers, Jr., 150 acres; p. 268, EW to Peter Dewitt, Jr., 150 acres, this was part of two different land grants which was confusing; p. 271, EW to Daniel Williams, 100 acres. All these deeds are in 1794 before Montgomery County was formed.

 

John Summers and Elizabeth Carter had the following children:

 

30.            i. JOHN B6 SUMMERS JR was born on 26 Jul 1764 in Prince William Co, VA. He died on 13 Aug 1835 in Fleming Co, KY. He married Agnes Belle, daughter of Charles Bell and Sarah Carter on 26 Oct 1786 in Frederick Co, VA. She was born on 10 Feb 1767 in King George Co, VA. She died in 1848 in Fleming Co, VA.

 

ii.       SAMUEL SUMMERS was born in Prince William Co, VA. He married NANCY MIDDLETON.

 

iii.      ELIJAH SUMMERS was born about 1765 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in Mar 1844 in Clark Co, Indiana. He married Philadelphia West, daughter of Charles West in 1789 in Fayette Co, KY. She was born about 1767 in Virginia. She died in 1835 in Mount Eden, Spencer Co, KY.

 

31.            iv. SARAH SUMMERS was born about 1754 in Prince William Co, VA. She died after Dec 1791 in Montgomery Co, KY. She married John Harper Sr, son of George Harper and Elizabeth Shipley between 1767-1770 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born on 28 Apr 1744 in Virginia. He died in 1839 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

v.       CATHERINE SUMMERS was born before 1775 in Prince William Co, VA. She died after 1830 in Morgan Co, IN (?). She married Joshua Williams in Montgomery Co, KY. He was born about 1775 in Prince William Co, VA. He died before 1830 in Floyd Co, KY (?).

 

John Summers and Lois Unknown had the following children:

 

32.            vi. ENOCH SUMMERS was born about 1793 in Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 24 May 1845 in Madison Twp, Morgan Co., Indiana (Old Mt Gilead Church Cem, Madison, IN). He married Alsy Hadden, daughter of Samuel Hadden Sr and Annis "Ann" E Anderson in 1811 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY. She was born about 1794 in Montgomery Co., KY. She died in 1867 in South Fork, Jackson Co., Iowa.

 

33.            vii. SANFORD SUMMERS was born between 1790-1800 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died between 1830-1840 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Lucy Unknown about 1808 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born between 1790-1800 in Kentucky.

 

34.            viii. CORNELIUS SUMMERS was born about 1790 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 24 May 1843 in Hendricks Co, IN. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Hadden, daughter of Samuel Hadden Sr and Mary Carmel about 1812 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born on 18 Feb 1791 in Lincoln Co, KY or Woodford Co, KY. She died on 02 Oct 1869 in Hendricks Co, IN.

 

35.            ix. CALEB SUMMERS was born on 29 Jan 1798 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 06 May 1880 in Washington Twp, Layfette Co, MO. He married Mary Whitsett, daughter of Joseph Whitsett and Rebecca Stewart on 05 Jul 1818 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born on 31 May 1802 in Montgemery Co, KY. She died on 12 Apr 1861 in Washington Twp, Lafayette Co, MO.

 

36.            x. SUSANNAH SUMMERS was born about 1799 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died before 1850 in Salem, Delaware Co, IN. She married HENRY PENCE. He was born about 1794 in Virginia.

 

37.            xi. JOSEPH SUMMERS was born about 1801 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died between 1870-1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. He married (1) SUSANNAH BRYANT, daughter of William S Bryant and Elizabeth Parker on 10 Jun 1830 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born about 1813 in Kentucky. She died between 1870-1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. He married (2) JEMIAH WILLIAMS on 25 Jan 1826 in Morgan Co, IN. She died in Morgan Co, IN.

 

38.            xii. DOSIA SUMMERS was born in 1804 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died in Oct 1869 in Washington Twp, Layfette Co, MO. She married (1) JAMES LYNN, son of Patrick Lynn and Mary Unknown about 1819 in Montgomery Co, KY. He was born between 1774-1784 in Kentucky. He died between 1829-1830 in Morgan Co, IN. She married (2) JAMES GOODPASTURE on 18 May 1843 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He died before 1847 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. She married (3) WILLIAM S BRYANT on 25 Mar 1847 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He was born in 1785 in North Carolina. He died before 1860 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

39.            xiii. WINNA SUMMERS was born about 1809 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died after 1860 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL. She married Nathaniel Shields on 20 Mar 1824 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born about 1800. He died before 1850 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL(?).

 

17.      ELIZABETH5 SUMMERS (Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1740 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She died in Washington, Mason Co, KY. She married an unknown spouse on 08 Nov 1755 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

Elizabeth Summers had the following children:

 

i.        PHILADELPHIA6 TAYLOR was born about Feb 1757 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

ii.       ROBERT TAYLOR was born on 28 Jul 1758 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

iii.      JOHN TAYLOR was born in 1760 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

Generation 6

 

18.      JOSEPH6 COMBS JR (Mary5 Edwards, John4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1725 in Loudon Co, VA. He died on 12 May 1803 in George's Twp, Fayette Co, PA. He married Ann Davenport before 1750 in Loudon Co, VA. She was born about 1730 in Virginia.

 

Joseph Combs Jr and Ann Davenport had the following children:

 

i.        SARAH7 COMBS was born in 1750 in Frederick Co, VA.

 

ii.       JOSEPH COMBS was born about 1752 in Bedford Co, PA.

 

iii.      JOHN COMBS was born on 05 Nov 1754 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

iv.      MARY COMBS was born in 1755 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

v.       JESSE COMBS was born about 1757 in Frederick Co, VA.

 

vi.      NANCY COMBS was born in 1760 in Frederick Co, VA.

 

vii.     WILLIAM COMBS was born on 18 Nov 1763 in Fayette Co, PA.

 

viii.    HANNAH COMBS was born on 15 Jul 1766 in Fayette Co, PA.

 

19.      ANDREW6 COMBS (Mary5 Edwards, John4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1729 in Loudon Co, VA. He died in Mar 1774 in Loudon Co, VA. He married Mary Unknown about 1754 in Loudon Co, VA. She was born about 1728 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

Andrew Combs and Mary Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        JOSEPH7 COMBS was born in Goose Creek, Loudon Co, VA.

 

ii.       ANDREW COMBS JR was born in Goose Creek, Loudon Co, VA.

 

iii.      JOHN COMBS was born in Goose Creek, Loudon Co, VA.

 

iv.      MAILON COMBS was born in Goose Creek, Loudon Co, VA.

 

v.       ISREAL COMBS was born in Goose Creek, Loudon Co, VA.

 

vi.      REBECCA COMBS was born in Goose Creek, Loudon Co, VA.

 

20.      JOHN6 COMBS (Mary5 Edwards, John4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1731 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 14 Dec 1801 in Nelson Co, KY. He married Alice Jolley about 1758 in Loudon Co, VA. She was born between 1735-1737 in Pennsylvania. She died in 1814 in Nelson Co, KY.

 

John Combs and Alice Jolley had the following children:

 

i.        LETTICE7 COMBS was born in 1757 in Pennsylvania.

 

ii.       NELSON COMBS was born about 1763 in Pennsylvania.

 

iii.      ASA COMBS was born about 1766 in Pennsylvania.

 

iv.      JOHN COMBS was born about 1770 in Pennsylvania.

 

v.       SARAH COMBS was born about 1773 in Pennsylvania.

 

vi.      EDWARD COMBS was born about 1771 in Bedford Co, PA.

 

vii.     SAMUEL COMBS was born about 1774 in Pennsylvania.

 

viii.    JOSEPH COMBS was born on 13 Mar 1778 in Fayette Co, PA.

 

ix.      ALSY COMBS was born in 1779 in Pennsylvania.

 

21.      EDWARDS6 COMBS (Mary5 Edwards, John4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1736 in Loudon Co, VA. He died on 08 Dec 1820 in Nelson Co, KY. He married Rebecca Stillwell, daughter of Elias Stillwell and Meriam Eddy in 1762 in Goodrich, Cumberland Co, PA. She was born in 1744 in Fredrick Co, MD. She died on 25 Dec 1836 in Nelson Co, KY.

 

Edwards Combs and Rebecca Stillwell had the following children:

 

i.        ALICE7 COOMBS was born on 20 Mar 1763 in Pennsylvania.

 

ii.       SARAH COOMBS was born on 23 Jun 1764 in Tonoloway, Bedford Co, PA.

 

iii.      MERIAM COOMBS was born in 1765 in Tonoloway, Bedford Co, PA.

 

iv.      REBECCA COOMBS was born in 1770 in Tonoloway, Bedford Co, PA.

 

v.       HANNAH COOMBS was born in 1773 in Tonoloway, Bedford Co, PA.

 

vi.      BENJAMIN COOMBS was born in 1777 in Tonoloway, Bedford Co, PA.

 

22.      VIOLET6 COMBS (Mary5 Edwards, John4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1743 in Loudon Co, VA. She died on 14 Feb 1842 in Fayette Co, OH. She married Daniel Feagin, son of Edward Feagin and Margaret John West on 03 Feb 1767 in Loudon Co, VA. He was born about 1726 in Loudon Co, VA. He died on 19 Jul 1815 in Georgetown, Brown Co, OH.

 

Notes for Violet Combs:

 

Birthdates need to be checked for children...

 

Notes for Daniel Feagin:

 

Capt. Daniel Feagin Edward Sr. 1) was born in 1726 in Loudon County, VA and died on 19 Jul 1815 in Georgetown, Brown County, OH.

 

Daniel FEAGAN (h/o Violet COMBS, d/o Joseph COMBS) enlisted 1776 at Loudoun County, VA (where he was born), moved ca 1788 to Simon KENTON'S Station, Mason Co., KY; then to; Fayette Co, OH. He died 19 July 1814 (or 1815?) during a visit to the home of his son-in-law, Jacob BURGAT (or BUSGAT) near Georgetown, Brown Co, OH where he was buried. He married about 3 Feb 1763, in Loudoun Co, Violet/Letty COMBES, the daughter of Joe COMBES of Loudoun Co VA. Violet "Letty" COMBES died intestate 14 Feb 1842 (written as widow died ...1842) in Fayette Co OH, aged 99. Children of Daniel and Violet "Lettie COMBS Feagan were: Hethy who married Absolom CRAIG abt 1789, abt age 20, Fielden, Daniel, Elizabeth, Jane, Susannah, Frances, Nancy, Violet, Willis; and Edward . Intermarriages included surnames THOMPSON, POLK and ARNOLD. (Reel 961; F-R3473, Abstracted by (Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data From Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records, Volume 2, Patrick Wardell, p. 105 ) (File R3473, Abstracts of Revolutionary Pension Records, Virgil D. White, page 1167)

 

Mason County, Kentucky Deeds:

 

130 27 Oct 1806 Daniel FEEGANS (FEAGANS) and Violet his wife of Clermont County, Ohio and Anderson Doniphan of Mason County. Description: Adjoining lots of German Town, and bounded by Vawter, Tabbs, John Kenton; to a survey of land laid off for Samuel Thompson and sold by him to Joel Jackson to a survey made for Myers: then to John Adams Land. I n 1786 Daniel Feagan's family, John Arnold's family and John Kirkpatrick migrated from Virginia down the Ohio River in flat boats, the only way to travel in those times. They made their homes for eight or ten years on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, not far from Simon Kenton's Station, near Limestone, now Maysville, and Augusta just below Maysville.

 

Daniel Feagan knew Kenton before they left Virginia and he warned them on their way down the river to watch for Indian decoys, such as kettles on poles for camping along the river. In those days the Indians were on the warpath and brought sorrow to many pioneer homes.

 

Captain Feagan was given a Grant of 3000 acres of land for his service in the Revolutionary War, 2,000 on the Kentucky side of the Ohio and 1000 on the Ohio side in Brown County, then Clermont County. He made his clearing near where Georgetown now stands and died there in 1815.

 

Daniel Feagin and Violet Combs had the following children:

 

i.        HEALTHY7 FEAGIN was born on 13 Nov 1769. She married ABSOLOM CRAIG.

 

ii.       FIELDING FEAGIN was born on 13 Dec 1770 in Massachusetts.

 

iii.      DANIEL FEAGIN was born on 01 Nov 1773 in Virginia.

 

iv.      ELIZABETH FEAGIN was born on 15 Jun 1775 in Virginia.

 

v.       JANE FEAGIN was born on 05 May 1777 in Virginia.

 

vi.      SUSANNAH FEAGIN was born on 25 May 1780 in Culpepper Co, VA. She died in Prince William Co, VA.

 

vii.     FRANCIS FEAGIN was born on 08 Jan 1782 in Virginia.

 

viii.    NANCY FEAGIN was born on 15 Oct 1783 in Virginia.

 

ix.      WILLIS FEAGIN was born on 05 Apr 1785 in Virginia. He died after 1853 in Davies Co, IA.

 

40.            x.    EDWARD FEAGIN was born on 07 Oct 1786 in Massachusetts. He died on 07 Apr 1855 in Fayette Co, OH. He married Elizabeth Bush, daughter of Leonard Bush and Catherine Stingley on 20 Dec 1812 in Fayette Co, OH. She was born on 23 Jun 1784 in Pendleton Co, West Virginia. She died on 11 Jun 1858 in Fayette Co, OH.

 

xi.      VIOLET FEAGIN was born on 15 Aug 1788 in Culpepper Co, VA. She died in Richmond, Washington Co, IA.

 

23.      SANFORD6 EDWARDS (Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1742 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1815 in South Carolina.

 

Notes for Sanford Edwards:

 

Sanford was surgeon general in general Marion's army. Dr. Berwick, one of the ablest and most distinguished of French surgeons, justly said of him. " Had Edwards lived in France, he would have been elected a member of the Royal Academy of Surgery, received from the king the Cross of the Legion of Honor, and obtained from the government a magnificent reward as an Acknowledgment of the services he rendered his country, his profession and His fellow creatures." His professional history is that of the greatest Advance in surgical science of modern times. With a broad and elevated mind, And a heart gentle and tender as that of a woman, he was not afraid of the Sight of blood; preeminently bold, his exceptional skill was aided by an Unfailing nerve. He was no mere money grabber; careless as to pecuniary Rewards, for the poor he had a kindness and a charity that were Inexhaustible." --Edwards Family History By Georgie Edwards

 

From George Harrison Sanford King:

 

"He Served as a Corporal, 2nd Troop, Va. Light Dragoons, 1st Regiment, Commanded by Col. Theodoric Bland, Pay Roll, 1777. He is said to have removed to South Carolina Shortly after the Revolutionary War, and to have been a distinguished physician."

 

July 14, 1791.....Sanford Edwards Of Perquimans County, Nc Made A Power Of Attorney To John Edwards To Convey Certain Lands In Woodford County, Ky....Same Recorded In Bourbon County, Ky Deed Book 'B' , P. 421.

 

Sanford Edwards had the following child:

 

i.        SANFORD7 EDWARDS.

 

24.      JOHN6 EDWARDS (Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1748 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1833 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He married Susanna Wroe, daughter of Original Wroe and Jane Lyne in 1768 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born on 01 May 1748 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She died in 1833 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

Notes for John Edwards:

 

First clerk of Bourbon County court. One of the first U.S. senators from Kentucky.

 

As early as 1781 in the first order book of Lincoln County, Kentucky, John was recommended as one of the commissioners of the peace of that county. Under date of may court, 1783, Lincoln County, is recorded the following: "be it ordered that the following persons be recommended to his excellency the governor of Virginia to be appointed officers of the militia of this county, to wit: John Logan, esq. Colonel of 1st battalion, John Edwards, esq., Lt Colonel, and George Adams as mayor.

 

The National Encyclopedia of American Biography contains the following; "John Edwards in 1780 removed to that portion of Virginia which was shortly afterwards formed into the State of Kentucky. He represented Fayette county in the Kentucky legislature in 1781, '82.'83, '85, in the last year being one of the commissioners who selected Frankfort as the seat of government. He was a delegate at the conventions of 1785, 1787, And 1788, and assisted in settling the boundary of the state and in forming its constitution, and in 1792 was elected to the convention which ratified the federal constitution. He was the first United Stated States Senator from Kentucky 1792 to 1795. In the latter year he was again elected to the State Legislature and continued to serve in that body from 1796 to 1800 when he retired to private life."

 

He had stores in Paris and Washington, Kentucky as well as numerous farms to occupy his time. At Westwood there were vast orchards and vineyards. He was one of few who produced a wine in central Kentucky. He also operated several grist mills.

 

Between the years beginning with April 4, 1803 until August 22, 1807 John was a master mason in the Abraham Lodge no. 8 f & AM in Louisville. There is no evidence that he ever held an office. [info from the rosters of members]

 

Sometime before 1800, Edwards left the family home and took up residence at Duncan Tavern in Paris for reasons . Later he was sued for not paying his bill there.

 

In March 1800 Colonel John Edwards made a deed of trust to his wife and children, and seems to have left Bourbon County, and it is probable that he died in Missouri. (note Mo. Will included) His first home after Bourbon County was in Washington, Kentucky which was the county seat of Mason county. He operated a store near Simon Kenton and had mills in the county as well. He also owned property across the Ohio river in Adams County. He later moved to Scioto County, Ohio then to Greenup county, Kentucky before finally settling Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

 

Deed Book E. Pg. 373-- Indenture Made This Twenty-Ninth Day Of March Year 1800 Between John Edwards, Esquire, Of The County Of Bourbon, State Of Kentucky Of The First Part, Amos Edwards, John Edwards,Jr. And James Hutchison Of County And State Aforesaid Of Second Part, Susannah Edwards, Wife Of Said John Edwards, Esquire, Of The Third Part, And Susannah Reeder, Widow, Polly Edwards, Nancy Edwards, Gustavus Erixon Edwards And Benjamin Edwards, Children Of The Said John Edwards , Esquire And Wife Susannah Of The Fourth Part, Witnesseth That In Consideration Of The Sum Of Five Shillings Lawful Money Of The State Of Kentucky Paid By Said Amos Edwards, John Edwards,Jr. And James Hutchinson, And Consideration Of Love And Affection Which The Said John Edwards Hath For The Said Susannah And Others Named And For The Support And Separate Maintenance Of Said Susannah And Said Children And For Settling And Assuring The Lands, Tenements And Negroes Herein Named Unto Uses Declared, He The Said John Edwards, Esquire Grants And Confirms Unto The Said Amos Edwards, John Edwards,Jr. And James Hutchison All That Tract Called 'Westwood' Lying In Bourbon, Along With The Negroes, Said Susannah During Her Life To Receive Rents And Profits And Product Of The Labour Of Said Negroes For Her Support And Support And Education Of Her Children, And After Her Death Then To Susannah Reeder, Polly Edwards, Nancy Edwards, Gustavus Erixon Edwards And Benjamin Edwards, Property To Remain For Purpose Aforesaid Upon The Trusts Aforesaid.

 

Signed:

 

John Edwards, Jr.

 

Amos Edwards

 

John Edwards

 

James Hutchison

 

Wt: Asa Beall, Jane Beall, Penelope Ashmore, Hanna Mecra, Jesse Williams

 

Hrs. Of John Edwards,Sr. Deed- Deed Bk. 33, Pg.72- Dated Aug 14, 1834. Whereas John Edwards, Sr, By Deed Dated March 28th 1800 Conveyed To Amos Edwards, John Edwards,Jr. And James Hutchison A Tract Called Westwood Containing 400 Acres Located On Coopers Run In Bourbon County, Also Negroes, To Be Attached To Said Land, To Be Held In Trust For Use Of Susanna Edwards, Wife Of John Edwards ,Sr. During Her Life And Then For The Use Of Susanna Reeder. Polly Edwards, Nancy Edwards, Gustavus Edwards, And Benjamin Edwards To Be Divided Between Them, And Whereas Said Susanna Edwards Is Dead, And Said Susanna Reeder Intermarried With Thomas Phillips And Polly Edwards With George Brown And Nancy Edwards With William Hutchison, Now Deceased, And Gustavus Erixon Edwards Has Made A Transfer Of His Interest To Said Thomas Phillips, And Said Benjamin Edwards To Amos Edwards, Who Is Deceased, And Is Represented By His Son Monroe Edwards His Administrator, Now The Said Thomas Phillips, George Brown, Nancy Hutchison And Monroe Edwards, As Administrator For His Father, Do Acknowledge They Have Received From The Said Trustees Of Their Said Father, John Edwards, Sr. Said Westwood Farm, Together With The Negroes And Their Increase. Recorded August 14, 1834.

 

John Edwards, Sr Heirs-Deed- Deed Bk. E. Pg 71--Recorded August 14, 1834.

 

Thomas Phillips, George Brown And Nancy Hutchison In Consideration Of A Bill Of Sale, Release Their Undivided Interest Unto Benjamin Edwards , In Some Slaves, Being A Part Of The Slaves Conveyed By John Edwards, Sr. To His Trustees For The Use Of Said Children, Etc.

 

John Edwards From Nancy Hutchison -Deed- Dated Dec 5, 1833--Deed Book 32, Pg 244. Indenture Between Nancy Hutchison , Late Nancy Edwards A Chiild Of John Edwards,Sr. Of County Of Bourbon, State Of Kentucky Of The First Part And John Edwards, Jr. Of Second Part, In Consideration Of The Sum Of $1787.50 Sells To Party Of Second Part All Her Interest In Tract Called Westwood, It Being 1/5 Interest.

 

Will Of John Edwards, Cape Girardeau County, Mo Will Book B, Page 110-111; 17 Sep 1832; 14 Feb 1834

 

In The Name Of God Amen!! I John Edwards Senr Of The County Of Cape Girardeau, And The State Of Mesurie, A Citizen Of The United States Of America, Formerly A Member Of The Senate, In Congress; Do Make Ordain And Declair This Instrument Which Is Written With My Own & Subscribed With My Name, To Be My Last Will And Testament; Hereby Revoking All Others; I Imprise All My Just Debts Legally Proved, To Be Paid In The Said State Of Mesury, Out Of Any Property Or Money That I May Own At My Death In Mesurie State And Out Of Any Arrairs Of Pension, That May Be Due Me Together With Any Debts Due Me By Notes In Said State, Or Kentucky. One Note On Philips And Dey Now In My Possession For Two Hundred & Fifty Five Dollars; They Live In Kentucky; Also Notes To Very Consideral Amount, Delivd To Albert Dupe For Collection, In Presense Of Mr George Baker Which Has Never Been Returned, Nor The Proceeds, A Letter Late From Him Informs Me He Shall Collect A Part; All Lands That I May Yet Own Or At My Death In Kentucky I Leave One Fourth To My Daughter Jane Bealle, & One Fourth To My Son Majr John Edwards Junr, And The Other Half To Preciller Johnson And Her Children With Any Moneys Debts Or Property That I May Own After My Mesury Debts Are Paid, To Be Divided Equally Between Her And Her Children Which I Have Adopted As Mine, All Which I Hope My Executors Will Attend To, Who Will Be Hereinafter Mentioned. I Wish Nothing But A Plain Decent Burial, After My Death. Item. I Leave All Or Any Slaves I May Own At My Decease Free From Bondage In Any Part Of The United States, And Do Hereby Immancipate Them Fully And Freely Forever And Their Children After Them; Which I Hope My Executors Will Attend To. Lastly I Constitute My Good Friend George Scrips Executor Of My Last Will And Testament. In Witness Of All And Each Of Things Herein Contained I Have Hereunto Set My Hand And Seal This 17th Day Of September 1832.

 

Witness Present John Edwards Senr (Seal

 

Wm. M. Limbaugh

 

Wm. H. Scripps

 

P.S. In Case Of The Removal Or The Decease Of My Friend, George Scrips, I Do By These Presents Constitute And Appoint My Friend Benjamin Bacon Another Executor Of My Last Will , To Succeed In That Case As Aforesaid; Witness My Hand And Seal This Day And Year Aforesaid.

 

John Edwards Senr (Seal)

 

State Of Missouri, County Of Cape Girardeau, Ss

 

We, William H. Scripps and William M. Limbaugh , do solemnly swear that John Edwards Senr (now deceased) did on the seventeenth day of September 1833, publish the within and foregoing, as his last will and testament; that he was then of sound and disposing mind and memory, that he subscribed the same, in our presence and that we signed our names as witness to the same, at the request and in the presence of the testator, as also in the presence of each other and that the said testator declared the same to be his last will and testament--

 

Wm. H. Scripps

 

Wm. M. Limbaugh

 

Sworn to and Subscribed before the Clerk of the County Court this the 14 day Of February A.D. 1834

 

Peter R. Gassett, Clk County Court Peter R. Gassett Clk

 

Recorded March 3rd 1834 By His Deputy Benjamin Bacon

 

Before moving to Kentucky, John became known for his pro-slavery beliefs. Also before moving to Kentucky there were business transactions between John Edwards and several of his brothers-in--law. The records of Prince William County, Virginia contain the following:

 

"Know all men by these presents that I Richard Wroe and Benjamin Wroe of Prince William County have bargained and sold unto John Edwards of Lincoln County (Kentucky), our rights, titles to a negro girl named Roseland, by the last will of our father , to the children return to us with the following executors, William Wroe and Thomas Wroe. We see and convey our rights of the value of 25 pounds received and vest him the said John Edwards, with the power and authority we have to manage and direct the said negro and as our brother, William Wroe, is deceased it is not known whether there is three or four parts to the said negro girl, if only three then said Edwards is to make up our portion over and above half, as witness our hands and seal this 3rd day of December 1783. Richard Wroe and Benjamin Wroe. "

 

Test. Carty Wells and William Wroe at a Court held for Prince William County this 1st day of March 1784. This Bill of Sale from Richard Wroe and Benjamin Wroe to John Edwards was proved by the Oathes of the Witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

 

On July 15, 1799, in the Washington District Court of Bourbon County , John Edwards sold to Jesse Williams, "......one molatto woman or girl named Preciller that I purchased of Wm Stamps....."

 

Just seven days later, on July 22, 1799, Jesse Williams filed a deed of Emancipation in which it is stated:

 

"....For security payment of forty pounds to me given by my slave girl sometimes known by the name of Preciller Johnson and for divers good causes and considerations hereunto moveing have manumitted emancipated and set free my molatto girl or woman slave ( several unreadable words) twenty-two years (believed to be her age) purchased of Col. John Edwards... For myself my heirs executors and administrators release and forever quit claim to the said slave girl (of all) manner of slavery servitude and service whatsoever together with all the children that may be hereafter born of (her) and they to injoy all rights of free persons agreeable to (the laws) of said State...... ( It is noted that, at that time, an able-bodied 22 year old female slave would normally have been expected to bring many times the amount "Preciller" paid for her freedom.)

 

Significantly, both of the above transactions were certified and recorded by the court clerk , John Chambers, on the same day, July 23. 1799. It seems quite clear that, as a recognized leader of the pro-slavery faction in Kentucky, Edwards could not simply give Preciller her freedom. He could, however, sell her to Jesse Williams and Jesse could emancipate her, accepting as small a security payment as he wished.

 

In 1800 after entrusting Westwood and the slaves living there to his wife and children , John began a new chapter of his life.

 

At one time he owned vast acreage in Kentucky that he had received for his militia time. For some reason he became indebted to his father for several hundred pounds. Hayden had evidently been unsuccessful in getting his money so in his will he stated that the loan had to be repaid or John would be disinherited. It was not.

 

There followed many suits against Edwards for unpaid bills. Notices appeared in several local papers. John offered for sale numerous pieces of property including Westwood to try to pay his debts.

 

Between the time of 1800 and 1803 when Hayden died, John sold a great deal of his land. Sometime between the years 1800 and 1804 he filed for bankruptcy. His sons Hayden and John, Jr. Were appointed by the Kentucky courts to oversee the settlement of this procedure.

 

Kentucky Gazette Newspaper Advertisement, Monday, October 12, 1801 placed by John Edwards, Sr.

 

"Great bargains will be sold by the subscriber, and in a greater part extensive credits will be given in annual payments,the purchaser giving good bond and security. The following property will sell from this day forward, [to wit:]

 

Eight valuable buildings, and the lots of ground they are on in Paris. They begin at the main corner street facing the court house, and running parallel with the public ground one hundred feet. The first a large two story frame building in which there is a large well finished store house and counting room, both large fireplaces of brick; the other part well calculated for a tavern six well finished rooms plastered and four large fireplaces; another room, thirty-six feet by twenty and two fire places and within five feet of the back door, a brick lodging room and a kitchen adjoining. The balance of the building of brick two stories high with four houses twenty feet square rented out to different families.convenient to those are two small kitchens. There is a stable and small garden for the use of the large building. I have also nine acres of lots in excellent order for cultivation. Those buildings were first valued by a number of workmen at eight thousand dollars; and several useful additions have been made to them since. I will now give them extremely low, and give them clear of incumbrance.

 

Another property i have in Mason County one mile and three quarters from Limestone tow valuable ovenshot mills in as high credit for manufacturing flour as any in the state, and are now repairing and almost done, so as to start in compleat order when the season for grinding commences, with the best burr and allegany stones, rolling screens, etc. Those mills in the season for grinding can make forty barrels of flour every day that they are worked and any person inclining to purchase can be informed that the quality of the flour is superior to any that has been boated from Limestone. With those I will sell a valuable negro man, a good miller, the plantation of 140 acres, 100 apple trees, of fruit equal to any in the state, a fine clover and blue grass pasture and meadow, a small dwelling house and farm, with other out houses, cherry and peach orchard, the title indisputable and I will give it clear of all incumbrance. For this property I have in two years paid nine thousand dollars. I have also for sale 700 acres of military land , fourteen miles from Washington, northwest of the Ohio river, with a promising salt lick, supposed to have saltwater, a small trial has been made and some salt made by a Mr. [Sherry?]

 

I have also two small plantations in Bourbon that I will sell. They are mostly first rate land. I have patents for lands near Montgomery court house of the first quality eight thousand acres the half of which I will sell one third its value; the purchaser may have his choice, patented 17 years ago; entries very special. Also the half of 600 acres of first quality, three miles from Fleming court house; old patents and special entries on the [...?....] Terms.

 

I have also one thousand acres for sale adjoining lower Mackafeestract, level but of inferior quality. For this I will take a good horse at [?] per acre, the title undoubted. I have also for sale about 300 acres on cedar creek of Floydsfork, with a never failing spring on it, a part rich land and a part indifferent, within six miles of mann lick. This has excellent range and timber. For this I will take good salt at 100 per acre, if cash 900 per acre. I have also for sale, six hundred acres, patented land on clover lick, eight miles from crab orchard. This I will take 30 per acre for in cash or at 60 in horses. If it will be an accommodation to those who may incline to purchase the mills. I will give in an excellent house woman now living in Lexington. I will also sell a good stock of hogs, cattle, mares and colts, with the mills. I will give such excellent bargains in all or any of the aforesaid property, and any person inclinable to purchase may be well accommodated. The mills will be delivered up the tenth of March next, or sooner required, on a little more advance they shall be given up . Money, good merchandise, negroes, and horses will be taken as installments, as will best suit the purchaser.

 

Applications to my son John Edwards, Jr. In Bourbon or to Mr. David Brodrick, in Washington or Mr. Enoch Smith, near Montgomery courthouse or James Brown, esq. In Lexington, for information and contracts with respect to the property, or to the subscriber, either in Bourbon or Washington may be made. Any of my creditors choosing to purchase shall have on the lowest terms as I am determined to sell. I will sell 100 barrels of flour all to be delivered before the 15th of March next. And I have also one other plantation for sale near Warwick, 233 acres cleared and the title secure. Any person purchasing the mills I will furnish with wheat at cash price, and will if employed, engate to clear them in the sales of flour this season, 2500 or 3000 dollars.

 

John Edwards, Sen. 14 September, 1801

 

Mason County Court Records 421 [Sic] 4 Dec. 1802. John Edwards of Mason County sets his slave, Winne Jason, a mulatto girl, free forever. Clerk William Murphy

 

Mason County Deed Book A-C, Page 45, Dated April 18, 1803

 

Between John Edwards, Sr, of Bourbon County, Kentucky, of the first part, and William Lamb of Mason County, Kentucky, Asa Bealle of Mason County, Haden Edwards of Franklin County, and John Fristoe of Mason County, and John Edwards, Jr., of Bourbon County, of the second part, and Davied Davis, Jacob Spears, Damovel Talbot, Daniel Vertner, Haden Edwards, Sr., and John Edwards, Jr., James Hutchison, James Carter,.......?...... Brooks, Charles Spears, William Chessman, George and Edward Thompson, Thomas Hocheley, Samuel and Daniel Tebbs and Simon West, of the third part..........That John Edwards, Sr., For divers and good causes hereunto moving and more particularly in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings....doth by these presents convey to William Lamb, Asa Bealle, Haden Edwards, Jr., John Fristoe and John Edwards....all the land tenements and hereditaments whatsoever situated either in the State of Kentucky or military land in the State of Ohio....they to sell land for debts of John Edwards, Sr., Due the parties of the third part.

It is unclear exactly where John and Priscilla were living during this time.

 

It is believed that they may have been in the Mason County or Greenup County areas of Kentucky. Priscilla may have worked for other people during this time. She may have had to cross the river into Ohio because many slaves were forced to leave once they were freed.

 

In any case, the children began to arrive . Joseph, John, Sally, Mary and Jane were all mentioned in Priscilla's 1838 Perry County, Mo., will. In Scioto County, Ohio Priscilla registered herself at the courthouse as a freed mulatto along with three daughters; Nelly, Harriet and Pernealy. A neighbor in Cape Girardeau mentioned by name Lou and Asa.

 

As early as 1817 Priscilla and John began acquiring property in the Cape Girardeau/Perry County areas of Missouri. Sometimes she was referred to as a 'housekeeper' or 'landlady' of John.

 

The index of purchasers of the United States land sales office in Missouri shows that Priscilla johnson purchased land at the lexington land office in the term ending december 31, 1826; john edwards purchased land at the same land office in the term of march 15, 1827.

 

At the Lexington, Missouri land office, Priscilla purchased more land in the term beginning January 1, 1834.

 

It is unclear where he acquired the funds for them to start purchasing property in Missouri after filing for bankruptcy. It is apparent that at his death he was again solvent.

 

Both his personal and business affairs for the period of time after 1800 until his death continue to puzzle descendants. It is believed that he maintained contact with some of his legitimate children and that John and Jane traveled to Missouri to settle his estate.

 

Except for the fact that he left his wife and family, the relationship which certainly appears to have existed between John and Preciller Johnson, was not an especially unusual one. It is the pro-slavery position that John held that surprises one.

 

Foot Note for the Wroe information: The Wroe and Chancellor Families by William Clarke Wroe, Jr. from The Registered Copy Number 131. Printed March 1993

 

The rumor that the senator was buried on the family farm is just that, a rumor. It is not known where he is buried.

 

Notes for Susanna Wroe:

 

On the 1810 census Susanna is listed as the head of household with an older lady, two males between 16 and 45 and 9 slaves living on the property with her.about 1768 when John was 20, he married Susanna WROE, daughter of Original WROE & Jane LYNE, in Virginia. Born on May 1, 1748 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Susanna died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1833; she was 84.

 

John Edwards and Susanna Wroe had the following children:

 

41.            i. ELIZABETH7 EDWARDS was born in 1769 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She died in 1824 in Bourbon Co, KY. She married James Hutchison, son of Joseph Hutchison and Elizabeth Gray on 08 May 1784 in Lincoln Co, KY. He died in 1835 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

ii.       HADEN EDWARDS was born in 1771 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1849.

 

iii.      JOHN HENRY EDWARDS was born in 1773 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1852.

 

iv.      BENJAMIN EDWARDS was born in 1775. He died in 1837.

 

v.       AMOS EDWARDS was born in 1776. He died in 1834.

 

vi.      SUSANNAH EDWARDS was born in 1778. She died in Bourbon Co, KY. She married (1) THOMAS REEDER on 11 Jul 1793 in Bourbon Co, KY. He died before

       1803 in Bourbon Co, KY. She married (2) THOMAS PHILLIPS on 14 May 1803 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

vii.     NANCY EDWARDS was born in 1784.

 

viii.    GUTAVUS ERIXON EDWARDS was born in 1786.

 

ix.      GEORGE EDWARDS.

 

x.       POLLY EDWARDS.  She married George Browne on 25 Sep 1805 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

xi.      WROE EDWARDS.

 

Notes for Wroe Edwards:

 

No one knows anything about Wroe, but it has been suggested that since Benjamin has the middle initial 'W', they are one and the same.

              xii.     JANE EDWARDS.  She married Asa Bealle on 14 May 1799 in Todd Co, KY.

              xiii.    BENJAMIN EDWARDS was born in 1779. He died in 1856.

 

25.      PENELOPE6 EDWARDS (Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1750 in Stafford Co, VA. She died in Kentucky. She married William Pope Sr, son of Worden Pope and Hester Edrington in 1765 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born in 1746 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He died in 1835 in Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY.

 

Notes for William Pope Sr:

 

Capt in Am. Rev.; Col. Louisville militia, 1734; sent by Va. Assembly to Louisville, Ky., And by its order mapped the town; original trustee of the town; high sheriff; justice of the peace; col. Militia, 1784, for expeditions against Indians.

 

Left descendants, among whom was John Pope, United States Senator from Kentucky 1807-1813

 

Judge Nathaniel Pope, of Arkansas, Gen. John Pope, USA. And Gov. James Edwards Cantrell, of Kentucky were grandsons.

 

William Pope Sr and Penelope Edwards had the following children:

 

i.        PENELOPE7 POPE was born on 12 Feb 1769 in Prince William Co, VA. She married William Oldham on 24 Jul 1783 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born in 1767 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

43.            ii. JOHN POPE was born in 1770 in Prince William Co, VA. He died on 12 Jul 1845 in Springfield, Washington Co, KY. He married Unknown in 1790 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born in 1772 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

iii.      WILLIAM POPE JR was born in Jan 1775 in Prince William Co, VA. He died on 29 May 1844.

 

iv.      JANE POPE was born about 1776 in Prince William Co, VA. She married NATHAN FIELD. He was born about 1773.

 

v.       ALEXANDER POPE was born in 1777 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

vi.      ELIZABETH POPE was born in 1781 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

vii.     HESTER POPE was born in 1783 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

26.      BENJAMIN6 EDWARDS (Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born on 12 Aug 1753 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 13 Nov 1826 in Elkton, Todd Co, KY. He married MARGARET BEALLE. She was born in Montgomery Co, MD. She died in 1836 in Elkton, Todd Co, KY.

 

Benjamin Edwards and Margaret Bealle had the following children:

 

i.        NINIAN7 EDWARDS was born in 1775 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1833 in Kentucky. He married ELVIRA LANE.

 

ii.       PRESLEY EDWARDS.  He married HESTER HOPE.

 

iii.      CYRUS EDWARDS.  He married NANCY REED. He married SOPHIA UNKNOWN.

 

iv.      BENJAMIN EDWARDS.  He married ELIZA GREEN.

 

v.       ELISHA EDWARDS.  He married LUCY RICHARDSON. He married MARSHA K UPSHAW.

 

vi.      POLLY EDWARDS.  She married UNKNOWN WHITAKER. She married BENJAMIN HELM.

 

vii.     PENELOPE EDWARDS.  She married WILLIAM WHITE WHITAKER.

 

viii.    ELIZABETH EDWARDS.  She married JOHN GREY.

 

ix.      MARGARET EDWARDS.

 

x.       MATILDA EDWARDS.  She married UNKNOWN GOSSETT.

 

xi.      LUCRETIA EDWARDS.  She married DUFF GREEN.

 

xii.     RACHEL EDWARDS.  She married UNKNOWN WARFIELD.

 

27.      MARY6 EDWARDS (Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1758 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1801 in Kentucky. She married WILLIAM ASHMORE.

 

William Ashmore and Mary Edwards had the following child:

 

i.        PENELOPE7 ASHMORE.

 

28.      ELIZABETH6 EDWARDS (Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1760 in Stafford Co, VA. She died on 19 Nov 1840 in Forest Hall, Spotsylvania Co, VA. She married John Chancellor in 1781 in Stafford Co, VA. He was born in 1758 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He died on 3    May 1799 in Orange Co, VA.

 

John Chancellor and Elizabeth Edwards had the following children:

 

i.        GEORGE7 CHANCELLOR was born in 1784. He died in 1836.

 

ii.       JOHN CHANCELLOR was born in 1785. He died on 23 Jan 1854 in Tuscaloosa, AL. He married Margaret Gatewood in 1816 in Virginia.

 

iii.      PENELOPE CHANCELLOR was born in 1787. She married Thomas Rogers on 10 Oct 1810 in Orange Co, VA.

 

iv.      JANE EDWARDS CHANCELLOR was born in 1789. She died in 1861.

 

v.       SANFORD CHANCELLOR was born on 08 Jan 1791. He died on 25 Feb 1869 in Forest Hall, Spotsylvania Co, VA. He married Frances Longhill Pound on 08 Jan 1823 in Forest Hall, Spotsylvania Co, VA. She was born in 1803. She died in 1892 in Forest Hall, Spotsylvania Co, VA.

 

vi.      ELIZABETH CHANCELLOR was born in 1794. She died on 31 Jul 1848 in Forest Hall, Spotsylvania Co, VA.

 

vii.     WILLIAM CHANCELLOR was born in 1797. He died on 16 Dec 1868 in Forest Hall, Spotsylvania Co, VA.

 

29.      GEORGE6 EDWARDS (Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born on 06 May 1762 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 30 Aug 1835 in Bourbon Co, KY. He married BETSIE MONROE. She was born about 1770. She died on 22 Sep 1850 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

Notes for George Edwards:

 

This George was referred to as the 'seaman' because he served in that capacity under Capt. Swan and Col. Lynn of Virginia for 3 months; for two months under Stephen English and Ben Logan; under George Rogers Clark in Louisville in 1782; under Abraham Mounts and Col Ben Logan in August 1782; was with George Rogers Clark agains the Shawnees in Sciota.

 

BOURBON COUNTY WILL BOOK K, p. 78:

 

I, George Edwards being in a very low condition as to health but by the favor of God in the enjoyment of a sound mind and disposing memory do make and publish this writing as my last will and testament - I wish all my just debt to be paid. It is my will that the property which I have heretofore given to those my children who are married and left me shall not be taken into consideration in settling the interest of my devisees under this my will but they are to have the same over and above what I now devise to them.. I give and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah Ann Edwards, one negro woman named Caroline and the children of Caroline, towit, Suckey, Charlotte, Tabetha and Dilsey, also three bedsteads, beds and furniture also three cows and calves, also a horse and one hundred dollars. It is my will that all the remainder of my property land negroes and personalty of every description be kept together under the management of my two executors herein after named so long as my wife Elizabeth Edwards shall live and that the neat proceeds of the same be regularly paid over by my Executors to my wife Elizabeth provided however my wife Elizabeth can make an arrangement with my children which shall be satisfactory to her which I now give her the power to do. It is my wish that the land negroes, personalty to be kept together and managed by my Executors-be sold in the most suitable manner and the proceeds of the sale or sales to be equally divided among my children first deducting from the amount whatever under the arrangement is to be given to my said wife Elizabeth. In the meantime so long as my wife shall receive the proceeds of said property and the same shall be kept together as aforesaid by my Executors - it is my will that my daughter Sarah Ann if she remains unmarried shall live with my wife and be supported by her so long as she shall live with her- If no arrangement can be made between my wife and children so that the property aforesaid, my land negroes and personalty has to be kept together as aforesaid by my Executors it is my will that at my wife's death the same be sold by my Executors in the most suitable manner and the proceeds of the sale or sales to be equally divided among my children- share and share alike- I hereby give to my Executors or to the survivor of them the power to convey by general warrantee deed any land or lands which they may make sale of under the desposition of this will - I do hereby appoint my son-in-law George A. Smith and Joseph Morin Executors to this my last will and testament- In witness thereof I hereto set my hand and affix my seal this eighteenth day of August 1835 in the presence of us.

 

I add the following clause before I sign my name. If no arrangement between my wife and children as aforesaid- It is my will that my wife shall have the privilege of takin her thirds of said land negroes and personalty according to law at any time she may choose and the rest and residue of the same I wish to be sold by my Executors and divided equally among my children share and share alike then at death of my wife I wish whatever she gets as her thirds be sold as aforesaid and divided in the same manner.

 

George Edwards

 

George Williams

 

William Stamps

 

At a court held for the County of Bourbon, State of Kentucky, on the seventh day of September 1835 this last will and testament of George Edwards deceased was proved in open court by the oath of George W. Williams and William Stamps the attesting witnesses and being sworn to by George A. Smith and Joseph Morin the Executors is ordered to record witness Thomas P. Smith, Clerk of the said Court the date above.

 

Thomas P. Smith Clerk

 

Notes for Betsie Monroe:

 

Cousin of President James Monroe

 

WESTERN CITIZEN newspaper, Bourbon County, Ky. dated October 4, 1850

 

"Edwards, Mrs. Elizabeth...On the 22d of Sept at the residence of her son-in-law George A. Smith, in the 80th year of her age."

 

George Edwards and Betsie Monroe had the following children:

 

i.        SOPHIA7 EDWARDS was born in 1793. She died in 1883.

 

ii.       WILLIAM EDWARDS was born on 20 Oct 1789.

 

iii.      POLLY EDWARDS was born in 1791. She married JOHN ALLISON.

 

iv.      SARAH ANN EDWARDS was born in 1812. She died in 1847.

 

v.       PENELOPE EDWARDS.  She married Garland K Smith on 25 Jun 1825 in Kentucky.

 

vi.      GEORGE EDWARDS.

 

vii.     SUSAN EDWARDS.  She married EDWARD CANTRILL.

 

viii.    MONROE EDWARDS.

 

ix.      ELIZABETH M EDWARDS was born in 1795.

 

30.      JOHN B6 SUMMERS JR (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born on 26 Jul 1764 in Prince William Co, VA. He died on 13 Aug 1835 in Fleming Co, KY. He married Agnes Belle, daughter of Charles Bell and Sarah Carter on 26 Oct 1786 in Frederick Co, VA. She was born on 10 Feb 1767 in King George Co, VA. She died in 1848 in Fleming Co, VA.

 

John B Summers Jr and Agnes Belle had the following children:

 

i.        SUSANNA B7 SUMMERS was born on 16 Jul 1787 in Frederick Co, VA.

 

ii.       CARTER SUMMERS was born on 06 May 1789 in Fredrick Co, VA. He died in 1849 in Missouri. He married MARTHA MILLS.

 

iii.      THOMAS T SUMMERS was born on 21 May 1791 in Jessamine Co, KY.

 

iv.      JESSE SUMMERS was born on 15 Mar 1793 in Jessamine Co, KY. He married ELIZABETH BELL.

 

v.       BENJAMINE SUMMERS was born on 03 May 1795 in Jessamine Co, KY.

 

vi.      LUCY SUMMERS was born on 19 May 1797 in Jessamine Co, KY.

 

vii.     NANCY SUMMERS was born on 07 Mar 1799 in Jessamine Co, KY. She died on 25 Dec 1841.

 

44.            viii. MASON C SUMMERS was born on 06 Feb 1801 in Jessamine Co, KY. He died on 12 Jun 1885 in Lathrop, Clinton Co, MO. He married Maria Bell, daughter of Daniel Bell on 04 Dec 1823 in Mason Co, KY.

 

ix.      ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born on 10 Dec 1803 in Kentucky.

 

x.       MARY SUMMERS was born on 13 Jan 1805 in Kentucky.

 

xi.      JOHN T SUMMERS was born on 02 Nov 1807 in Jessamine Co, KY. He died on 28 Jul 1871 in Pike Co, MO.

 

xii.     EMERSON SUMMERS was born on 25 Mar 1810 in Fleming Co, VA.

 

31.      SARAH6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born about 1754 in Prince William Co, VA. She died after Dec 1791 in Montgomery Co, KY. She married John Harper Sr, son of George Harper and Elizabeth Shipley between 1767-1770 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born on 28 Apr 1744 in Virginia. He died in 1839 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

Notes for John Harper Sr:

 

According to early Kentucky records, John Harper was at Fort Boonesborough by the late 1770's and took part in much of the action there from 1779 through the 1780's.

 

"In 1787, John Harper received a Military Certificate for his service in an expedition against the Wabash Indians, as also did his son-in-law, Fielding Hanks, the son of Abraham and Sarah Harper Hanks. John Harper and Fielding Hanks were also in the War of 1812. Fielding's wife Lydia Harper was a full blooded Choctaw Indian and daughter of John and Mary Ann Harper." --from "Hanks Family of England and America" by Barbara A. Baber, Monroe, OH - 1998.

 

Montgomery County, Kentucky Will Book E page 51-53I

 

John Harper of Montgomery County and State of Kentucky being weakly in body, but of perfect mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed that all men must die so make this my last will and testament, that is to say. I reccommend my soul to God who give it, and my body to the earth, to be buried at the discretion of my Executors and as much in such worldly property as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I dispose in thefollowing manner (to wit). First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Harper and my Grandson Stephen Hanks during the natural life of my wife and at her death the rest to belong to my Grand Son Stephen Hanks provided he lives (----) and takescare of me, as long as I live, to have equal write in the Tract of land hereafter described during my wifes life said to begin at an elm standing in the forks of the road near A---- down the road that leads down Lulbegrud to the (big) Dickeys' apple orchard and run as far that a (---) (at---) will (---) Robert (---ds) corner and oak stump then a strait line to a (------) stump corner to Thos. (Mannion) Deed then with Mannions line to2 (----) standing in the road leading to Combs mill then with said road as it now runs to the Beginning. I also give to my wife and said Stephen Hanks all my moveable property to be equally held after my death assuming my wife life and at her death the whole to belong to said Hanks upon the term before mentioned. I further will that after my just debts are paid the balance of my land on Lulbegrud water be equally divided between my eight children Betsy, Mary, Philadelphia, Lydia, Kezia, Pathiny,Jemima and Sibby and wheras Thomas Harper my Brother on his Death bed being asked what he would do with his property answered as I am told he would leave it to his Brother John & sons and son in laws and I agreed to take a Childs part clear of all expences and divide the balance among the eight children above named all that was living at the time of his death-and whereas there was Twenty dollars belonging to George Hanks heirs, put into my hands for safe keeping and I lent it to James Miller, and he agreed to pay it out of his part of Thos. Harpers property, but has not done it yet, and if said Miller does not pay said twenty dollars my will is that it be paid out of Sibbys part of my land on Lulbegrud to Stephen Hanks. I hereby appoint my wife Mary Harper and Stephen Hanks my Executors to my last will and testament as witness my hand and signed with my seal the 6th day of May 1831. (looks more like 1831 but is probably 1837)

 

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Will.(Onas) Thomas Dickeye, Wm. Dickeye, Wm Botts, Adam Dickeye.

 

John Harper his mark

The following I desire to be taken & considered as a codicil to my foregoing will-my daughters Adelphia, Keziah, Lydia and Parthenia with their husbands have sold their interest in my land & they by my will would have been entitled together to one hundred acres & Stephen E. Hanks, now owning their interest, I have this day made him a deed to one hundred acres by metes and bounds and now there is only one hundred acres left, which was devised to my Children, that hundred be is more or less I devise& bequeath to my four daughters Polly Cheatham, Betsy Husk, Sibby Miller & Jemima (Dormase) & their heirs forever & which land is adjoining the 50 acres devised to my wife & also Wm Barrow, Wm Boyd & others and it is my will that my said Daughters Adelphia, Keziah, Lydia and Parthina their husbands or their heirs shall have no Interest whatever in my lands &estate. The sale made by my said children and their husbands were all made by my consent, three of them having removed to other states about the time of selling.

 

Witness my hand this (---) of Febry 1838(--------)Wm. Barrow(--------------) Adam Dickeye

 

State of Kentucy Montgomery County (ink blob)uary Term 1840A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Harper deceased together with a codicil there to annexed was this day produced in Coiurt and proven by the oath of William Dickeye, William Botts and Adam Dickeye as to said will and bythe oaths of Daniel Dickeye and William Barrow as to said Codicil being subscribing witnesses there to be his (---) and deed examined by the Court, approved and ordered to be recorded which is accordingly done.Attest James Howard Clk.***

 

Deed 100 Acres Montgomery County John Harper to Stephen E. Hanks

 

This indenture made and entered into this 11th day of February 1838, by and between John Harper of the one part and Stephen E. Hanks of the other part, both of the County of Montgomery and State of Kentucky. Witnesseth that whereas the said Harper has eight children to whom he has never given any lands, that he owns 250 acres where he now resides and has made a will by which he has devised fifty acres to his wife during her life, and after her death, to go to the said Hanks and the other 200 acres he has devised to his eight children, to wit: Adelphia Woods, wife of John H. Woods, Polly Cheatham wife of John Cheatham, Lydia Hanks wife of Fielding Hanks, Keziah Stewart wife of Ezekiel Stewart, Betsy Husk wife of John Husk, Parthenia Tillery wife of Thomas Tillery, Jemima Derman wife of Peter Derman and Sibby Miller, wife of James Miller and whereas the said Woods & wife, Steward & wife, Hanks & wife and Tillery and wife have sold their interest in my said land and now to avoid all difficulty which might arise after my death, the said Stephen E. Hanks having the interest of my four named children by writing from them. I have ??? do convey to the said Stephen E. Hanks, the interest of the said Woods & wife, Stewart & wife, Fielding Hanks & wife and Tillery and wife and do convey by metes and bounds one hundred acres more or less, to the Stephen E. Hanks, his heirs and leaving the remaining one hundred acres more or less to said Cheathamswife, Huskswife, Millerswife and Dermanswife - of which those before named wifes have sold her ????? to have no interest. Now in consideration of the premises and for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid, by the said Stephen E. Hanks and also a further consideration of an agreement ???? ???? said Stephen this day to attend to me, I have this day granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Stephen E. Hanks, his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land supposed to contain one hundred acres, more or less and bounded as follows to wit; Beginning at a white oak

 

????????? and in Adam Dickeysline being my original beginning corner of 400 acres, thence south 42 degrees, west one hundred and seventy nine poles where ??? formerly ??? a ridge which was another of my original ????, thence south forty eight degrees east ninety eight poles to a corner of William Burrowson a branch, hence up the said branch with its several meanders to ???

 

corner of the said Barrowsand on the ?????? ????? of the big roads toward Mont Sterling to Adam Dickeysline near the house of the said Dickey, thence with the said Dickeysline, which is also a line of my original survey, to the beginning. To have and to hold unto the said Stephen E. Hanks, his heirs forever, the said described tract or boundary of land with the appurtenances. And the said John Harper for himself his heirs unto the said Stephen E. Hanks, his heirs the said tract of land, he will warrant and defend against himself and all persons claiming by throu or under him.

 

In testimony where of the said John Harper hath herewith set his hand and affixed his seal this day and date first within written.

John X Harper

(his mark)Witnesses

William Barrow

 

Daniel Dickey - Adam Dickey

 

State of Kentucky, Montgomery County

 

I, James Howard, clerk of the court for the county aforesaid, do certify that this deed from John Harper to Stephen E. Hands was this day produced to me in my office and from the oaths of William Barrow and Daniel Dickey subscribing wittnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the said John Harper, whereupon the said deed, together with the foregoing certificate hath been duly recorded in my office

 

Given unto my hand the 2nd day of July 1838 James Howard, Clerk

 

John Harper Sr and Sarah Summers had the following children:

 

44.            i. MARY "POLLY"7 HARPER was born about 1770 in Prince William Co, VA. She died between 1840-1850 in Montgomery Co, KY. She married JOHN CHEATHAM. He was born between 1760-1770 in Virginia. He died between 1850-1860 in Nicholas Co, KY.

 

45.            ii. ANNA HARPER was born on 01 Sep 1772 in Prince William Co, VA. She died on 01 Jun 1841 in Fancy Creek Twp, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Stephen England, son of David England and Lucy Hodges on 17 Dec 1791 in Bourbon Co, KY. He was born on 12 Jun 1773 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 26 Sep 1823 in Fancy Creek Twp, Sangamon Co, IL.

 

46.            iii. JAMES HARPER was born in 1774 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in 1852 in Reserve Twp, Parke Co, IN. He married (1) SUSANNAH "SUKEY" HOUGHAM, daughter of Aaron Hougham and Eleanor Unknown on 25 Feb 1797 in Clark Co, KY. She was born about 1775 in Maryland. She died before 1837 in Decatur Co, IN. He married (2) LYDIA GRIFFITH on 21 Oct 1837 in Parke Co, IN. She was born about 1806 in Pennsylvania. She died about 1860 in Warren Co, OH.

 

47.            iv. ELIZABETH "BETSY" HARPER was born on 20 Sep 1776 in Prince William Co, VA. She died on 02 Jun 1844 in Fleming Co, KY. She married John Hurst, son of Henry Hurst and Ann Emmons on 07 Jun 1798 in Fleming Co, KY. He was born on 11 Aug 1779 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 14 May 1861 in Fleming Co, KY.

 

32.      ENOCH6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born about 1793 in Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 24 May 1845 in Madison Twp, Morgan Co., Indiana (Old Mt Gilead Church Cem, Madison, IN). He married Alsy Hadden, daughter of Samuel Hadden Sr and Annis "Ann" E Anderson in 1811 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY. She was born about 1794 in Montgomery Co., KY. She died in 1867 in South Fork, Jackson Co., Iowa.

 

Notes for Enoch Summers:

 

Enoch Summers married Alsy Hadden in Montgomery Co, KY 1811. He removed with his family to Morgan Co, IN abt 1820. He purchased the following land in Morgan Co:

 

SUMMERS

Enoch

1 Feb 1822

13

2E

2

NW qtr

145.7

SUMMERS

Enoch

7 Sep 1831

13

2E

4     W half of NE qrt

75.27

SUMMERS

Enoch

24 Nov 1832

13

2E

21

E half of NE qtr

80

SUMMERS

Enoch

24 Nov 1832

13

2E

21

W half of NE qtr

80

 

On 16 July 1824, Enoch & his siblings sold the property first listed above. He had purchased this land with a John Summers.

 

The starting of Mt Gilead Church:

 

"A dissatisfaction having taken place in the church at Friendship in consequence of the right to the ground on which the meeting house stands, it is not good. In consequence of which we, the church at Mt. Gilead, principally having been members of the church at Friendship, have gone into a constitution as follows. . . . We therefore convened at the school house near Sinking Creek, recently occupied by Lowell Summers in Madison Township, Morgan County, Indiana on the 22nd day of March in the year of our Lord 1835. This agreement was signed by Enoch Summers, Alsy Summers, John Lowder, Emiline Lowder, James Randolph, George H. Randolph, John McNabb, Andrew McNabb, Susannah McNabb, Cassandra McNabb, Pollyann McNabb, Elizabeth McNabb, David Casity, Katherine Johnson, Sarah Sells, Allie Cox, Elizabeth Sanders, and Polly Duree." [E-mail message from Jill Hartwig <truckheartland@hotmail.com>, 9 November 2001 (citing Mt. Gilead Church transcripts)]

 

May 1832, William Linn/Lynn s/o Dosha & James Linn was apprenticed out to Enoch. William is living in Enoch's household 1840 census male age 15-20.

 

Enoch Summers and Alsy Hadden had the following children:

 

48.            i. LAUREL7 SUMMERS was born on 02 Oct 1812 in Montgomery Co., Kentucky. He died on 17 Apr 1890 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. He married Mary Parkhurst, daughter of Sterling Parkhurst and Anna Spears on 27 May 1841 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa. She was born on 11 Jan 1822 in Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York. She died on 15 Jun 1921 in LeClaire, Scott Co., Iowa (Marion Junction, AL).

 

49.            ii. REDMON CORNELIUS SUMMERS was born on 30 Nov 1816 in Montgomery Co., Kentucky. He died on 23 Jul 1896 in Southfork, Jackson Co., Iowa. He married Vashtim Marian Blakey, daughter of Roswell Blakey and Anna Richards on 25 Mar 1841 in Jackson Co, IA. She was born in 1820 in Sodus, Wayne Co, New York. She died on 20 Jan 1906 in South Fork, Maquoketa, Jackson Co., Iowa.

 

iii.      PRESLEY SUMMERS was born between 1815-1820 in Montgomery Co., KY. He died between 1830-1840 in Morgan Co., IN.

 

50.            iv. SHELDON SUMMERS was born on 09 Aug 1818 in Montgomery Co., KY. He died on 12 Sep 1899 in South Fork, Jackson Co., Iowa. He married Martha E. Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Polly Unknown on 12 May 1839 in Kentucky. She was born in 1822 in Kentucky. She died on 07 Dec 1908 in South Fork, Jackson Co., Iowa.

 

51.            v. DOLLY SUMMERS was born about 1820 in Morgan Co., IN. She married Samuel Ross, son of John Andrew Jackson Ross Sr and Sarah (Sally) Hadden on 13 Jan 1842 in Morgan Co., IN. He was born about 1810 in Tennessee.

 

52.            vi. CALEB SUMMERS was born on 06 Jan 1834 in Morgan Co., Indiana. He died on 24 Mar 1914 in South Fork, Jackson Co., Iowa. He married (1) NANCY JANE GREGG, daughter of John Gregg and Mary James on 23 Oct 1855 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co, IA. She was born on 25 Mar 1836 in Kentucky. She died on 25 Jan 1889 in South Fork, Jackson Co., Iowa. He married (2) MARY LAFAYETTE on 31 Dec 1894 in Jackson Co, IA.

 

33.      SANFORD6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born between 1790-1800 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died between 1830-1840 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Lucy Unknown about 1808 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born between 1790-1800 in Kentucky.

 

Notes for Sanford Summers:

     bought land in Morgan Co, IN 13 Nov 1832 & 19 Nov 1832

 

Sanford Summers and Lucy Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        SON7 SUMMERS was born between 1820-1825.

 

53.            ii. MARTILUS SUMMERS was born in 1810 in Montgemery Co, KY. He died about 1886 in Brown, Morgan Co, IN. He married (1) DOSHA PENSE, daughter of Henry Pence and Susannah Summers on 04 May 1840 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born about 1820 in Montgomery Co, KY. She died before 1850 in Adams Co, IL. He married (2) ELIZABETH UNKNOWN about 1849 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born about 1810 in Ohio. She died after 1880 in Brown, Morgan Co, IN.

 

iii.      PHYDELIA SUMMERS was born between 1810-1820 in Montgemery Co, KY. She married Edward Williams on 31 Oct 1830 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

iv.      SON SUMMERS was born between 1820-1825.

 

v.       GRANVILLE SUMMERS was born about 1811 in Montgemery Co, KY.

 

vi.      DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born between 1825-1830.

 

vii.     DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1825 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

viii.    SON SUMMERS was born between 1825-1830.

 

ix.      DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born between 1830-1835.

 

x.       SANFORD SUMMERS was born about 1828 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

xi.      SON SUMMERS was born between 1830-1835.

 

xii.     DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1836 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

xiii.    JOSEPH SUMMERS was born in Morgan Co, IN.

 

34.      CORNELIUS6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born about 1790 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 24 May 1843 in Hendricks Co, IN. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Hadden, daughter of Samuel Hadden Sr and Mary Carmel about 1812 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born on 18 Feb 1791 in Lincoln Co, KY or Woodford Co, KY. She died on 02 Oct 1869 in Hendricks Co, IN.

 

Cornelius Summers and Elizabeth (Betsy) Hadden had the following children:

 

54.            i. BLUFORD7 SUMMERS was born about 1815 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He married MARTHA UNKNOWN. She was born about 1808 in Kentucky.

 

ii.       JAMES SUMMERS was born about 1813 in Montgomery Co, IN.

 

55.            iii. ALFRED SUMMERS was born in 1814 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died in Jun 1863. He married ALLIE WHITSETT. She was born in 1817 in Kentucky.

 

iv.      BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SUMMERS was born about 1818 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY.

 

v.       JAMES SUMMERS was born about 1819 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He married Matilda Randall on 05 Dec 1847 in Putnam Co, IN.

 

vi.      DANIEL TILSON SUMMERS was born on 13 Mar 1828 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY.

 

56.            vii. BENJAMIN FRANK SUMMERS was born about 1825 in Montgomery Co, KY. He married Marian Collings on 15 May 1845 in Putnam Co, IN. She was born about 1828 in Kentucky.

 

57.            viii. WILLIAM C SUMMERS was born about 1822 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He married Mary M Lake on 31 Dec 1848 in Putnam Co, IN. She was born about 1833 in Indiana.

 

ix.      ELMAZA SUMMERS was born about 1824 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She married Henry Wellar on 11 Jul 1836 in Hendricks Co, IN.

 

58.            x. NORMANDA SUMMERS was born on 06 Jan 1822 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She married William F Kurtz on 21 Sep 1841 in Hendricks Co, IN. He was born about 1819 in Kentucky.

 

59.            xi. LOUISA SUMMERS was born about 1827 in Montgomery Co, KY. She married Daniel Hayden on 02 Apr 1838 in Hendricks Co, IN. He was born about 1818 in Ohio.

 

60.            xii. DANIEL T SUMMERS was born about 1829 in Montgomery Co, KY. He married Barbara E Hurtz on 30 Jul 1848 in Putnam Co, IN.

 

35.      CALEB6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born on 29 Jan 1798 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 06 May 1880 in Washington Twp, Layfette Co, MO. He married Mary Whitsett, daughter of Joseph Whitsett and Rebecca Stewart on 05 Jul 1818 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born on 31 May 1802 in Montgemery Co, KY. She died on 12 Apr 1861 in Washington Twp, Lafayette Co, MO.

 

Caleb Summers and Mary Whitsett had the following children:

 

i.        SIDNEY7 SUMMERS was born on 14 Jun 1819 in Montgemery Co, KY. She died on 02 Aug 1894. She married Jonathan Collins Proctor on 09 Jul 1840.

 

62.            ii.    ELIZA SUMMERS was born on 12 Nov 1820 in Montgemery Co, KY. She died on 13 Jul 1862 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She married David McBride Reed, son of Charles Reed and Margaret Unknown on 03 Dec 1843 in Lafayette Co, Mo. He was born on 24  Jun 1816 in Grainger Co, Tennesse. He died on 28 May 1888 in Lafayette Co, Mo.

 

63.            iii.   JOHN W SUMMERS was born on 05 Dec 1822 in Montgemery Co, KY. He married Susan A Unknown on 12 Feb 1843 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She was born about 1831.

 

iv.      DULSENA UNITY SUMMERS was born on 14 Mar 1825 in Montgemery Co, KY. She died on 19 Nov 1825 in Montgemery Co, KY.

 

63.            v.     STEWART SUMMERS was born on 27 Jan 1827 in Montgemery Co, KY. He died on 1   Aug 1905 in Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO. He married Rachel Ann Reed

                     on 09 Jan 1849 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She was born about 1832 in Tennessee.

 

64.            vi.  NANCY SUMMERS was born on 29 Sep 1829 in Montgemery Co, KY. She died on 03 Sep 1875 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She married JOHN CALVIN HELM. He was born about 1822 in Tennessee. He died on 31 Dec 1891 in Lafayette Co, Mo.

 

65.            vii.   EMILIA SUMMERS was born on 31 Jan 1832 in Montgemery Co, KY. She married Shadrack J Robinson on 30 Jan 1850 in Lafayette Co, Mo. He was born

                            about 1822 in Tennessee.

 

66.            viii.  CORNELIUS SUMMERS was born on 03 Jul 1834 in Montgemery Co, KY. He died on 18 Sep 1862 in Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO. He married Eliza Barker on 28 Jan 1855 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She was born about 1831 in Kentucky.

 

67.            ix.   ISAAC SUMMERS was born on 11 Dec 1836 in Lafayette Co, Mo. He died on 30 Nov 1898 in Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO. He married Sophia Stroatman on 26 Apr 1866 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She was born about 1846 in Missouri. She died after 1880 in Lafayette Co, Mo.

 

68.            x. JULIA ANN SUMMERS was born on 13 Aug 1840 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She died on 08 Oct 1886. She married Edmund M Wagoner on 13 Sep 1855 in Lafayette Co, Mo. He was born about 1834 in Kentucky.

 

69.            xi. LOUISA SUMMERS was born on 13 Jan 1842 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She died in 1935. She married Samuel A Stanfield on 25 Oct 1869 in Lafayette Co, Mo. He was born about 1844 in Indiana.

 

xii.   DULSENA UNITY SUMMERS was born on 12 Dec 1843 in Lafayette Co, Mo. She died on 07 Dec 1844 in Lafayette Co, Mo.

 

36.      SUSANNAH6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born about 1799 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died before 1850 in Salem, Delaware Co, IN. She married HENRY PENCE. He was born about 1794 in Virginia.

 

Henry Pence and Susannah Summers had the following children:

 

70.            i.     DOSHA7 PENSE was born about 1820 in Montgomery Co, KY. She died before 1850 in Adams Co, IL. She married Martilus Summers, son of Sanford

                              Summers and Lucy Unknown on 04 May 1840 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1810 in Montgemery Co, KY. He died about 1886 in Brown, Morgan Co, IN.

 

ii.       LEVI PENCE was born about 1834 in Delaware Co, IN.

 

71.            iii.   WINNIE PENCE was born about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN. She died before 1859 in Hancock Co, IL. She married George Washington Bryant, son of William S Bryant and Elizabeth Parker on 30 Apr 1834 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1813 in Nelson Co, KY. He died on 20 Jul 1899 in Denver, Hancock Co, IL.

 

iv.      MARGARET PENCE was born about 1848 in Delaware Co, IN.

 

v.       JOSEPH PENCE was born about 1849 in Delaware Co, IN.

 

37.      JOSEPH6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born about 1801 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died between 1870-1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. He married (1) SUSANNAH BRYANT, daughter of William S Bryant and Elizabeth Parker on 10 Jun 1830 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born about 1813 in Kentucky. She died between 1870-1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. He married (2) JEMIAH WILLIAMS on 25 Jan 1826 in Morgan Co, IN. She died in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Joseph Summers and Susannah Bryant had the following children:

 

i.        HANNAH7 SUMMERS was born about 1834 in Pennsylvania.

 

ii.       NANCY SUMMERS was born about 1835 in Pennsylvania.

 

iii.      SUSAN SUMMERS was born about 1837 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

72.            iv. WILLIAM SUMMERS was born in 1839 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He died after 1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. He married Margaret E Kimbrough on 01 Nov 1860 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. She was born in 1835 in Illinois. She died after 1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL.

 

v.       JOSEPH SUMMERS was born about 1842 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

vi.      MARTHA I SUMMERS was born about 1844 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

vii.     JOSEPHINE SUMMERS was born about 1848 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

38.      DOSIA6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1804 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died in Oct 1869 in Washington Twp, Layfette Co, MO. She married (1) JAMES LYNN, son of Patrick Lynn and Mary Unknown about 1819 in Montgomery Co, KY. He was born between 1774-1784 in Kentucky. He died between 1829-1830 in Morgan Co, IN. She married (2) JAMES GOODPASTURE on 18 May 1843 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He died before 1847 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. She married (3) WILLIAM S BRYANT on 25   Mar 1847 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He was born in 1785 in North Carolina. He died before 1860 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

Notes for Dosia Summers:

 

Dosha (spelled Dotia) in the Lima, Adams Co, IL census 1860 is living with Leonard Carle household. Also living with them is a Mary D Lynn age 12 born IL.

 

Name spelled Dotia on marriage license to James Goodpasture.

 

Notes for James Lynn:

This is what we had on the Summers family:

+ 1. JAMES LINN/Olin, son of Patrick Linn, was born ca. 1774-1804, probably in Kentucky, perhaps in Pennsylvania. When Polly Linn married John Anderson in 1808 in Madison County James "Olin" paid the bond for his sister.

 

He was probably the male in Patrickshouse in the 1820 census of Bath County, along with his wife Dosha. James and Dosha migrated to Morgan County IN early, the first of the family to make this trip, as James was on the first Petit Jury of Morgan County 1 April 1823.

 

James purchased land from Thomas Beeler on 14 February 1829, with William Linn and John S. Wilson, his brother-in-law, as witnesses. He must have died shortly after this as only Dosha and the children are listed on the 1830 census of the county.

 

Dosha was probably born a Summers. There is a deed in Morgan County IN dated 16 July 1824 in which Enoch and Alicy Summers, Standford and Lucy Summers, James and Dorcas Lynn [but signed Dosha], Henry and Susannah Pense, Nathaniel and Winna Shields, and Joseph Summers, all of Morgan County sold 64 acres of land in Madison Twp to Thomas Beeler. The land was located at S 1/2 of NW, Sec 2, Twp 13N, R2E, bounded on the north by a line agreed upon by Enoch Summers and John Summers.

 

Dosha and Jameschildren were apprenticed to others, as orphans, on 7 May 1832. Patrick was apprenticed to Benjamin Blythe and Noah Noble on 7, May 1832. William was apprenticed to Enoch Summers, his uncle, and Mahela Linn to Samuel B. Duree. Minerva Linn, was apprenticed to John Anderson, probably her uncle.

 

In the early 1830sJoseph Summers took his new wife, Susannah Bryant, and Dosha and her four children and moved to Adams County, Illinois. On May 5, 1843 "Dotia" Linn married 2nd James Goodpasture in Adams County. He must have died as on 25 March 1847 Dotia Goodpasture married 3rd. William S. Bryant. William Bryant was also from Morgan Co. Indiana, went to Adams Co. early in the 1830s,and was living next door to Joseph Summers in 1840. In 1850 William and Docia Bryant were living in the town of Lima in Adams County. Living with them was Minerva Carroll, age 22, b. Indiana, and two of Doshasgrandchildren, William Carroll and a Meredocia. Docia was listed as 48 years old and born in KY. Again, next door was Joseph Summers with wife and family.

 

By 1860 William S. Bryant had died, but Docia Bryant, 64 years old, was living with her daughter Minerva, and her husband, Leonard Care/Carle/Carrol in Lima Twp, Adams County IL. Also living with them was Mary D. Linn, Patrick Linnsdaughter and Dociasgranddaughter.

 

Issue of James and Dosha Linn: +5. Patrick Linn, b. 10 August 1821.

+6. William Linn, b. 20 June 1825 in Indiana

 

+7. Mahela Linn, b. 5 June 1828 in Indiana, a twin. +8. Minerva Linn, b. 5 June 1828 in Indiana, a twin.

 

Per Norman Peters

 

James Lynn and Dosia Summers had the following children:

 

73.            i. PATRICK7 LYNN was born on 10 Aug 1821 in probably Montgomery Co, KY. He married (1) MARY LAUGHLIN on 29 May 1853 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He married (2) MARY SMITH on 29 Sep 1844 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He married ELIZABETH GALLAWAY. She was born about 1821 in Tennessee.

 

ii.       WILLIAM LYNN was born on 20 Jun 1825 in Morgan Co, IN. He married (1) SARAH UNKNOWN before 1850 in Adams Co, IL. He married (2) MARY ANN SMITH on 16 Apr 1854 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He married (3) MARY ANNA HUGHES on 15 Nov 1858 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

iii.      LETTY ANN LYNN was born about 1826 in Morgan Co, IN. She married John Blake on 07 Aug 1846 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

74.            iv. MINERVA LYNN was born on 05 Jun 1828 in Morgan Co, IN. She died in Lima, Adams Co, IL. She married (1) LEONARD CARLE on 06 May 1844 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He was born about 1820 in Virginia. He died in Lima, Adams Co, IL. She married JOHN M GWIN.

 

v.       MAHELA LYNN was born on 05 Jun 1828 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Henry S McKeen on 14 Jul 1842 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

39.      WINNA6 SUMMERS (John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born about 1809 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died after 1860 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL. She married Nathaniel Shields on 20 Mar 1824 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born about 1800. He died before 1850 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL(?).

 

Nathaniel Shields and Winna Summers had the following children:

 

75.            i. JOHN7 SHIELDS was born about 1825 in Morgan Co, IN. He died in Clark Co, IL(?). He married Charlott Bartlette on 26 Sep 1847 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL. She was born about 1833 in Illinois. She died in Clark Co, IL(?).

 

ii.       WILLIAM SHIELDS was born about 1826 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Sarah Stark on 26 Oct 1851 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

iii.      CATHERINE SHIELDS was born in 1827 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Job Bartlette on 08 Jan 1847 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

iv.      ELLENDIA SHIELDS was born about 1832 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Archibale C Stark on 01 Apr 1852 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

v.       DUDLEY H SHIELDS was born about 1834 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

76.            vi. ROBERT A SHIELDS was born about 1839 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL. He married Lovisa Partlow on 06 Sep 1857 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

vii.     N O SHIELDS was born about 1842 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

viii.    HANNAH J SHIELDS was born about 1846 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL. She married William Stark on 01 Jan 1865 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

Generation 7

 

40.      EDWARD7 FEAGIN (Violet6 Combs, Mary5 Edwards, John4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born on 07 Oct 1786 in Massachusetts. He died on 07 Apr 1855 in Fayette Co, OH. He married Elizabeth Bush, daughter of Leonard Bush and Catherine Stingley on 20 Dec 1812 in Fayette Co, OH. She was born on 23 Jun 1784 in Pendleton Co, West Virginia. She died on 11 Jun 1858 in Fayette Co, OH.

 

Edward Feagin and Elizabeth Bush had the following children:

 

i.        CATHERINE8 FEAGIN.

 

ii.       NAOMI FEAGIN.

 

iii.      LEONARD FEAGIN.

 

iv.      LETTITIA FEAGIN.

 

v.       WILLIAM FEAGIN.

 

41.      ELIZABETH7 EDWARDS (John6, Hayden Harrison5, William4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born in 1769 in Westmoreland Co, VA. She died in 1824 in Bourbon Co, KY. She married James Hutchison, son of Joseph Hutchison and Elizabeth Gray on 08 May 1784 in Lincoln Co, KY. He died in 1835 in Bourbon Co, KY.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Edwards:

 

The consent of the Hon. John Edwards is filed with his daughter's marriage bond as she was under age.

 

Notes for James Hutchison:

 

WILL OF JAMES HUTCHISON DATED MARCH 21, 1835 Bourbon County, KY Will book K pages 44 & 45

 

In the name of God Amen, I James Hutchison of Bourbon County State of Kentucky being of sound mind and dissposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with. I give and bequeath the same in manner following to wit

 1st I desire that all my just debts be paid

 2d I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Northcutt and her heirs the one half of that tract of land lying on townsend and Silas creeks which I have hereunto deeded unto them whereon they now live. Also one negro girl named Esther and her increase which girl they have in their possession.

  3rd I give and bequeath unto my daughter Polly Tucker all that tract of land lying on the waters of Coopers run which I purchased of Samuel Rich and which they now have in possession estimated at one hundred acres. Also the tract of land that I purchased of Lilly containing thirty five acres. Also one negro boy named Moses which they have in

their possession.

 4th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Elliot and her heirs the remainder that tract of land lying on Townsend and Silas creeks which I have heretofore given them and by them sold to George Northcutt.  Also one negro girl named Seynthia which they have heretofore received.

 

5th I have given unto my daughter Jane Elliot two thousand dollars and one negro girl named Harriet besides the one charged them on my books. I now give and bequeath unto Mary Ann and James Elliot their heirs two thousand five hundred dollars to make them equal to the rest of my children to be divded equal with them when they become of age and if one or either of them should die before they become of age the other one to receive his or her part.

 

6th I have given unto my daughter Rebecca Shropshire two thousand dollars and one Negro girl named Sarah and one girl Emily which I value at two hundred and fifty dollars which I have heretofore given them. I now give and bequeath unto her several children Augustus James Benjamin Augusta Gabrella and John Shropshire two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars to make them equal to the rest of my children to be equally divided amongst them when they become of age.

 

7th I give and bequeath unto my son James E. Hutchison the tract of land that I purchased of the estate of Christian Spears deceased and whereon I now live. Also the tract of land that I purchased of Daniel Grant. Also the balance of the tract of land lying on Coopers run that I give to John Chowning deeded to me by Col (***see below) James Garrard by his paying over eight thousand six hundred and seventy dollars to be paid in four equal and annual installments and if I should die before my debts are paid I wish my son James to keep my property together and sell off as he thinks best and to pay my debts and twelve months their after he is to make his first payment of the eight thousand six hundred and seventy dollars. I wish him to keep the monies that I have willed to Elliots and Shropshire children in his hands and pay them off as they become of age with six percent on the money from the time it falls due and I give a Negro boy Louis to him.

 

8th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Julia Chowning one hundred and nineteen acres of land lying on Coopers Run which they have sold to Ewalt and a part of the tract deeded to me by Col (*** see below) James Garrard and nine hundred and thirty dollars to be paid out of the last payment that my son James is to pay. It is to make them equal in land. And a negro girl named Esther also a negro girl Teasy which they may either return or account for two hundred and fifty dollars to be deducted out of the nine hundred and thirty dollars that my son James is to pay them.

 

9th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Louisa King the tract of land lying on townsend that I purchased of Morris and Lanxton by her paying six hundred and fifty dollars when she gets possession of the land and she is to account for nine hundred dollars that I gave Philip King after the division of the whole of my property. I have also given her a girl named Ciller (?) and a boy named Jarrett which she is to account for 250 dollars.

 

10th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mahala Jamerson one hundred and sixty acres of land lying on Coopers Run apart of the tract where she now lives and it is my wish for her to have the whole of the tract by paying twelve hundred dollars to be paid in four equal and annual installments after my death. I also have given her a negro girl named Amandor.

 

It is my wish that after all my debts are paid for all of my property to be sold and equally divided amonst all of my children and grandchildren to have their proportionable part which is to remain in my son James hands until they become of age, for him to pay them six percent on the same from the time the sale money becomes due.

 

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son James E. Hutchison my executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of March 1835.

 

James Hutchison (seal) attest:

 

George Moore

James E. Carter

At the June term of the County Court of Bourbon Kentucky on the first day of June 1835 This last will and testament of James Hutchison deceased was moved in open court by the oath of George Moore and James E. Carter attesting witnesses and being sworn to by James E. Hutchison the executor herein named was ordered to record.

 

Witness Thomas P. Smith clerk of said court the date above. (signed)

 

- James Garrard was the Governor of KY at one point, but it looks like he was referred to as "Col". Received email from Nuclaw@aol.com, descendant of Gov Garrard. She said there was a communication from the Stafford Co VA militia, 1781 to Gov. Thomas Jefferson, lists James Garrard, Colonel. James Garrard also had a son James (Gov Garrard died in 1822), who was in War of 1812. He is referred to as Gen. Garrard.

 

James Hutchison and Elizabeth Edwards had the following children:

 

i.        NANCY8 HUTCHISON was born in 1786.

 

ii.       POLLY HUTCHISON was born on 15 Dec 1787. She married Joseph Tucker in 1813.

 

iii.      SUSANNA HUTCHISON was born on 31 Jan 1790. She married WILLIAM ELLIOT.

 

iv.      ELIZABETH HUTCHISON was born in 1792.

 

v.       JANE HUTCHISON was born on 25 May 1794. She died on 25 May 1794.

 

vi.      REBECCA HUTCHISON was born in 1797. She died in 1833.

 

vii.     JOHN HUTCHISON was born on 15 Mar 1800. He died on 15 Mar 1800.

 

viii.    JAMES E HUTCHISON was born on 13 Apr 1802.

 

ix.      JULIA HUTCHISON was born on 15 Feb 1805. She married UNKNOWN CHOWNING.

 

x.       LOUISA HUTCHISON was born on 13 Jul 1807. She married CALEB MORRIS.

 

xi.      MAHALA HUTCHISON was born in 1810. She died in 1879.

 

42.      JOHN7 POPE (Penelope6 Edwards, Hayden Harrison5 Edwards, William4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1770 in Prince William Co, VA. He died on 12 Jul 1845 in Springfield, Washington Co, KY. He married Unknown in 1790 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born in 1772 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

John Pope and Unknown had the following child:

 

i.        NATHANIEL8 POPE was born about 1791 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

43.      MASON C7 SUMMERS (John B6 Jr, John5, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born on 06 Feb 1801 in Jessamine Co, KY. He died on 12 Jun 1885 in Lathrop, Clinton Co, MO. He married Maria Bell, daughter of Daniel Bell on 04 Dec 1823 in Mason Co, KY.

 

Mason C Summers and Maria Bell had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES MASON8 SUMMERS.

 

ii.       JOHN THOMAS SUMMERS.

 

iii.      MATILDA SUMMERS.  She married UNKNOWN PETERS.

 

iv.      LAURA SUMMERS.

 

v.       SON SUMMERS.

 

vi.      SON SUMMERS.

 

vii.     DAUGHTER SUMMERS.

 

viii.    DAUGHTER SUMMERS.

 

ix.      DAUGHTER SUMMERS.

 

x.       DAUGHTER SUMMERS.

 

44.      MARY "POLLY"7 HARPER (Sarah6 Summers, John5 Summers, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born about 1770 in Prince William Co, VA. She died between 1840-1850 in Montgomery Co, KY. She married JOHN CHEATHAM. He was born between 1760-1770 in Virginia. He died between 1850-1860 in Nicholas Co, KY.

 

John Cheatham and Mary "Polly" Harper had the following children:

 

i.        PERRY8 CHEATHAM was born in Kentucky.

 

ii.       ELIZABETH CHEATHAM was born on 01 Mar 1801 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

iii.      DAVID CHEATHAM was born on 16 Jun 1803 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

iv.      JOHN CHEATHAM was born on 02 Nov 1804 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

v.       MARTHA ANN CHEATHAM was born between 1810-1820 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

vi.      GILLIAN CHEATHAM was born about 1813 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

vii.     JAMES CHEATHAM was born on 04 Oct 1819 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

viii.    FORMAN CHEATHAM was born about 1822 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

45.      ANNA7 HARPER (Sarah6 Summers, John5 Summers, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born on 01 Sep 1772 in Prince William Co, VA. She died on 01 Jun 1841 in Fancy Creek Twp, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Stephen England, son of David England and Lucy Hodges on 17 Dec 1791 in Bourbon Co, KY. He was born on 12 Jun 1773 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 26 Sep 1823 in Fancy Creek Twp, Sangamon Co, IL.

 

Notes for Anna Harper:

 

From Bourbon County, KY marriage bonds:

Know all men by these presents that we Stephen England and David Logan are

---- and firmly bound unto his excellency the Govr of Virginia in the full sum of L50 current money to which payment to be made to said Gov or his successors we bind our heirs ---- and ----- jointly and severally firmly

 

by these presents sealed with our seals and dated the 17 day of Decemr 1791. The condition of the above obligation is such that wheras Jno Edwards clerk of Bourbon County hath this day issued licence for the marriage of

the above bound Stephen England and Anne Harper. Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct marriage or no damage arises by means of said licence being issued wh[blob of ink-illegible] to be void.

 

Kind Sir you are hereby humbly requested to issue out license for Stephen England and Anna Harper to be joined in the holy state of Mattramoney together given under our hands this 7th day of December 1791 Bourbon County Test Charles (x his mark) Harper John Simmons Sr.

John Harper Sarah (x her mark) Harper Madison 12 Dec 1791

 

Sir, the bearer here of my son Stephen England wishes to obtain license from you in order that he may be married to Anne Harper of your county. This is therefore to certify unto you that I am willing that you should grant him license for ye above purpose given under my hand this twelfth day of Dec. 1791 David England. Test Peter Evans.

 

To Col. John Edwards Clerk of --office of Bourbon Co.

 

Notes for Stephen England:

 

moved with his family to Bath Co. KY, where he became a Baptist Preacher

 

Stephen served as minister of the First Church of Christ (The Antioch Christian Church) in Cantral, IL until his death. It is said that he preached his last sermon sitting in his chair just before his death.

 

His tombstone states that he preached the first sermon, organized the first church, and performed the first marriage in Sangamon Co. IL.

 

The church has been rebuilt three times since then, and the name has been changed to Cantral Christian Church. A bell tower was installed in the second building and is now hanging in a park in Cantral Illinois.

 

1819 Headed band of pioneers & settled N. of Sang. Riv. Sang. Co, Il

 

Burial: 15 May 1920 Instituted the First Church of Christ (Antioch Christian Church)

 

Fancy Creek Township was first settled in 1819 by William Higgins, Stephen England, his son David, and his sons-in-law, Levi Cantrall and John Cline, also by Hardy Council and Robert McClelland, and in 1820 came Evans E. Britten and others. Population of the township, including Cantrall village--1,407.

 

Stephen England and Anna Harper had the following children:

 

i.        FANNY8 ENGLAND was born on 02 Oct 1792 in Kentucky.

 

ii.       SALLIE ENGLAND was born between 1794-1800 in Kentucky.

 

iii.      LUCY ENGLAND was born on 15 Feb 1797 in Kentucky.

 

iv.      ANNA ENGLAND was born on 30 Aug 1798 in Kentucky.

 

v.       MARY JANE ENGLAND was born on 29 Apr 1800 in Kentucky.

 

vi.      SITHA ENGLAND was born on 13 Apr 1802 in Kentucky.

 

vii.     DAVID ENGLAND was born on 23 Nov 1804 in Kentucky.

 

viii.    ELIZABETH ENGLAND was born on 12 Nov 1805 in Kentucky.

 

ix.      KEZIAH ENGLAND was born on 23 Jun 1807 in Kentucky.

 

x.       JOHN ENGLAND was born on 15 Jan 1813 in Kentucky.

 

xi.      ADELPHIA ENGLAND was born on 15 May 1813 in Kentucky.

 

xii.     JESSE ENGLAND was born on 20 Feb 1816 in Kentucky.

 

46.      JAMES7 HARPER (Sarah6 Summers, John5 Summers, Hannah4 Edwards, John3 Edwards, Robert2 Edwards, John1 Edwards) was born in 1774 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in 1852 in Reserve Twp, Parke Co, IN. He married (1) SUSANNAH "SUKEY" HOUGHAM, daughter of Aaron Hougham and Eleanor Unknown on 25 Feb 1797 in Clark Co, KY. She was born about 1775 in Maryland. She died before 1837 in Decatur Co, IN. He married (2) LYDIA GRIFFITH on 21 Oct 1837 in Parke Co, IN. She was born about 1806 in Pennsylvania. She died about 1860 in Warren Co, OH.

 

Notes for James Harper:

 

Peter HARPER, an intelligent farmer and respected citizen was born in Decatur County, Indiana, February 17, 1842. His father, James Harper was a native of Virginia but in his youth was taken by his paternal grandmother to Kentucky where he was reared and married. By trade he was a gunsmith, going to Decatur County about 1830 where he resided until 1845 at which time he settled in Reserve Township, this county. Here he remained until his death in 1852. He was a steadfast Democrat in his politics and was twice married, first to a Miss HUFFMAN who bore him the following children: Nancy; Rebecca; Mary; Lydia; Cynthia and James. His second wife was the mother of these children: Jackson; George; Gibson; Peter and Esther, who, was a widow and died about 1860 in Warren County Ohio. Our subject was reared in Indiana, receiving a common district school education, and at the age of 5, went to live with a brother-in-law, Benjamin DAVIS with whom he remained until reaching majority. At this period he began working on a salary of $100 per year, with board and clothing included which occupation he followed for 5 years when he married and began farming in Parke County, where he now lives. In 1835 his brother-in-law Benjamin Davis also came to Parke County from Kentucky, his native state and bought 80 acres of timber land on Section 19 to which he added and clear 168 acres which finally passed into the hands of our subject. For many years Mr. Harper has been throwing his weight of his influence in favor of the Democratic Party of which he has been a devoted adherent. Our subject has been greatly aided and encouraged in his work and in the making of a cozy home for himself and his family. His first marriage occurred April 22, 1869 to Miss Catherine MANLEY of Parke County to whom were born 6 children: Emma E; James B; Minnie C; Harriet N; John P and Arastus. This devoted mother died February 7, 1888, a valued worker in the United Brethren Church. Some years after he was married a second time, taking as his wife Rachael, and a half-sister of his former companion who in her brief married life contributed largely to the happiness of her husband. She quietly passed away October 15, 1890, having lived a consistent Christian life and having been for many years connected with the Christian Church of this place. Mr. Harper has always been engaged in farming, is well versed in the principles of agriculture, employs the best modern methods of tilling the soil and derives a comfortable income form his harvests. He is a sensible, well-informed man, kind and considerate in his dealings and intercourse with others, which traits place him high in the regard of his fellow citizens. - Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana. Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1893, Page 251

 

James Harper and Susannah "Sukey" Hougham had the following children:

 

i.        REBECCA8 HARPER was born in 1801 in Montgomery Co, KY. She died in 1860 in Parke Co, IN. She married Jonathan McFarin on 12 Oct 1818 in Montgomery Co, KY. He was born in 1798 in Kentucky.

 

ii.       NANCY HARPER was born on 03 Nov 1803 in Montgomery Co, KY. She died in 1883 in Parke Co, IN. She married Benjamin Davis on 22 Dec 1822 in Montgomery Co, KY. He was born in 1802 in Kentucky. He died before 07 Sep 1885 in Parke Co, IN.

 

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