One of the popular features
found in The Kentucky Explorer each month is genealogy,
often published in the form of letters, queries, photographs,
and stories. Several serial features, such as Kentucky Genealogy
Help Line, Genealogy From The Long Ago, Strictly Kentucky
Genealogy, and Kentucky Kinfolk are dedicated solely to this
purpose and continue from month to month.
Here are some genealogy
items from our July-August 2013 issue.
"Genealogy From The Long Ago")
Israel Christian was born about 1714. The Christians were originally
from Scotland but came to the Isle of Man as early as 1422, where
they were settled and where their descendants still hold estates.
They were of the rank of gentlemen. Either Israel Christian's
father went to Dublin or Israel himself and was there a short
time, but not being satisfied, Israel came to America. He married
Elizabeth Starke, a superior woman, and settled in Staun-ton,
Augusta County, Virginia, about 1740 or 1741. Here their children
were all born. The eldest child was Col. William Christian, who
married Annie Henry, a sister of Patrick Henry. Their children
were Priscilla, who married Col. Alexander Bullitt of Kentucky;
Sally, who married Dr. Henry (?) Warfield; Elizabeth, who married
Mr. Dickenson; Dorathea, who married Dr. Fishback; Annie, who
married Governor Pope; and John Christian, who died at the age
of 18. Colonel Christian's descendants all lived in Kentucky.
The second child of Israel and Elizabeth Christian was Anne,
the wife of Col. William Fleming. Their children were Leonard
Israel Christian Fleming, who married first his cousin, Mary
Bowyer, the daughter of Col. William Bowyer. After her death,
he married Nancy Bacey/Basye (among marriages recorded in Bourbon
County, Kentucky, is this: Leonard Fleming and Nancy Basye, February
28, 1809). There is also a will of Elizeman Basye, in which he
mentions son, Alfred Basye, and father, Edmund Basye of Culpeper
County, Virginia. Alfred was an attorney in fact and demanded
of James Basye land and Negroes in Virginia, the land being then
occupied by Isaac Basye; will dated November 14, 1812.
Nancy Basye, the daughter of Elizeman Basye and Nancy McClana-han,
the daughter of Rev. William McClanahan of the Baptist Church,
and Nancy Marshall (born 1758); daughter of Capt. John Marshall
of "The Forest," born about 1700, died 1752, who married,
about 1722, Elizabeth Markham, born 1704, died in Fauquier County,
1775. He was captain of the militia and a man of good reputation
and influence in his neighborhood. He was the son of Thomas,
who died 1704, and grandson of Captain John, the immigrant of
Leonard Fleming lived in Woodford County, about ten miles from
Lexington. He left many descendants: Nancy Fleming, married _____
Patterson; Dolly Fleming, married Adam Summers; Rosa Fleming,
married Terah Haggin (and her daughter, Mary, who married Richard
Parrish, had a Rosa, who married Henry Johnson and left children);
William Fleming; Priscilla Fleming, the first wife of Alex Shackelford
of Mason County, Kentucky; Mary Fleming, the second wife of Alex
Shackelford of Mason County, Kentucky; Elizabeth, died unmarried;
Louisa, married ______ Sullivan; Anne Aldridge, married Woodson
Royster of Fayette County, Kentucky; Matilda, married _____
Stillwell and moved to Missouri; John; James; and Sarah.
The second child of Colonel William and Anne Christian Fleming,
who lived to adult age, was Eliza. She married, first, Rev. Gary
Allen of the Presbyterian Church, and at his death, she married
Rev. Samuel Ramsey of Tennessee. Left by the latter marriage,
first, Col. Reynolds Ramsey, whose first was a daughter of Judge
Roan of Tennessee; and who married secondly, Miss Lemoine of
Tennessee; and third a widow, name unknown. He had many grandchildren:
the Corrys, Pattersons, and more.
(From "Strictly Kentucky
Chandler (Various Materials To Aid In Family History Research).