Editor's Note: In the
mid-1930s, The Louisville Herald-Post conducted a genealogy column
featuring materials sent in by its readers. We thought our readers
would find the column interesting. We will reprint parts from
this column each month. Because they were printed some 70 years
ago, we do not have any other facts except those given below.
We hope our readers enjoy the Kentucky Kinfolks column.
Capt. John Hathaway, a Revolutionary soldier, lived in Fauquier
County, Virginia. His will is in Fauquier, dated 1786. Deborah
Hathaway married, in Rockingham County, Virginia, on August 24,
1790, John Hoof. It is possible that Deborah was the daughter
of Capt. John Hathaway.
The Coleman family was from Todd County, Kentucky. Samuel Coleman's
estate was settled there in 1824. It names wife, Ann (she was
his second wife), and issue: James, born 1790, died 12/3/1852,
married 1st, a Miss Baker, and married 2nd, Susan A. Batts; John,
m. Susan ?; Patsy D. Coleman, m. John A. Bailey; Lucy W. Coleman,
m. Coleman Watson; Polly O. Coleman, m. Ambrose Douthett; Betsey
L. Coleman, m. Collins McKinney; and Ann Coleman, m. John Jones.
Dr. Moses Steele (1778-1817) married Susan Clayton Slaughter
Bell, widow, in Logan County, Kentucky, on October 26, 1801.
This Moses Steele lived and died in Hopkinsville. James Steele,
who was Receiver General of Pennsylvania under Penn, made his
will in New Castle, Delaware, in 1751; and mentions sons: John,
Moses, James, Alexander, William, Isaac, and others. Dr. Moses
Steele, of Hopkinsville, had sons: William, John, Alexander,
Moses, and others. It appears that James Steele of Pennsylvania
and Delaware might have been Moses Steele's grandfather. One
John Alexander Steele owned land in Cumberland County, Virginia,
1767. One John A. Steele owned land in Christian County, Kentucky,
1807. They might have been related to Dr. Moses Steele.
Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee were cousins. William E. Barton,
famous Lincoln biographer, has traced the two leaders of the
opposing forces in the Civil War to the same distinguished ancestor,
Colonel Richard Lee; who arrived in Virginia in 1642, and died
The genealogy of Col. Richard Lee's descendants
is given as follows: Abraham Lincoln, son of Nancy Hanks Lincoln,
daughter of Lucy Hanks, daughter of Anne Lee Hanks, daughter
of William Lee, son of William Lee, son of William Lee, son of
Colonel Richard Lee; and Robert E. Lee, son of General Henry
Lee, son of Henry Lee, son of Henry Lee, son of Richard Lee,
son of Richard Lee, son of Colonel Richard Lee.
Francis Triplett's, of Fairfax County, Virginia, will was proved
November 22, 1785. He is said to have married Elizabeth Cockerill,
daughter of Thomas Cockerill, whose will was proved in Loudon
County, Virginia, September 8, 1778, naming among other children
"daughter Elizabeth Triplett."
John Pilcher, of Choctaw County, Mississippi, was born in North
Carolina, on March 1, 1781. John Pilcher died on February 4,
1851, in Mississippi. He married Elizabeth Edwards, daughter
of Richard and Mildred Powell Taliaferro, of Amherst County,
Virginia. Richard was the son of Charles and Isabella McCullough
Taliaferro, and grandson of Richard and Rose Berryman Taliaferro,
of Essex County, Virginia.
Austin Hubbard Slaughter came from Bardstown, Kentucky. He married
Sarah Jane Boone in 1838 or 1839. He was the son of Thomas C.
Slaughter and Elizabeth Hubbard. Thomas C. was the son of Francis
and Sarah Coleman Slaughter. Francis was the son of Francis and
Ann Lightfoot Slaughter. Francis was the son of Robert and Frances
Ann Jones Slaughter.
Col. Robert Slaughter married in 1750, Susannah
Harrison. Sally Slaughter, daughter of Jesse Slaughter and Lucy
Thornton Slaughter, married in 1820, Lewis Slaughter; son of
Francis Lightfoot Slaughter, and grandson of Col. John Slaughter
and his wife, Elizabeth Duggett.
Ann (Nancy) Smith, of Fauquier County, Virginia, daughter of
William Smith and his wife, Elizabeth Doniphan, married William
O'Bannon in 1773. They later moved to Kentucky.
The DeJarnette family came to Kentucky after the Revolution.
For many years there has been a large connection of the DeJarnetts
in Carroll and adjoining counties. It is believed that this family
was given bounty land in Kentucky for their services. There is
a tradition that the first of the name in Kentucky settled on
a military grant.
Robert Barrett lived in Westmore-land County, Virginia. He married
Mary Daingerfield, born in Northern Neck, Virginia, 1692. They
had a son, the Rev. Robert Barrett, of Louisa County, Virginia,
who married first, Elizabeth Lewis; and married second, Ann Lee.
Mary Daingerfield's parents are not known. Her name is not found
in any of the published genealogies of the Daingerfields.