Genealogy From The Long Ago

(Old Scrapbook - 1890s)

Editor's Note: We have come across an interesting collection of old clippings dealing with Kentucky family history. Since these clippings are about 100 years old, your editor feels they will be of interest to many of our readers. We will continue this column each month until the supply is gone.

Revolutionary Pensioners

These are some of Kentucky pensioners of the Revolution: Lieut. Wm. Tucker, Adair County, May 23, 1829; Lieut. Wm. Porter, Caldwell County, January 6, 1828; Capt. Nathaniel G. Morris, Bracken County, September 15, 1824; Lieut. Matthew Lyon, Caldwell County, August 1, 1829; Lieut. Jonathan McConnell, Casey County, May 10, 1829; Capt. George Berry, Logan County, October 29, 1828; Capt. Joseph Spencer, Grant County, August 27, 1829; Surgeon John Roberts, Logan County, October 29, 1823; Lieut. James Carr, Logan County, March 13, 1823; Maj. George McCormick, Mercer County, January 30, 1820; Lieut. Samuel Woods, Mercer County, February 3, 1826; Ensign John Goeghan, Nicholas County, February 20, 1826; Ensign John Johnson, Scott County, February 21, 1823; Capt. John McHatton, Scott County, February 21, 1821; Capt. Robert Yancey, Woodford County, November 17, 1824; Capt. Thomas Triplett, Bath County, February 28, 1833; Lieut. Wm. Porter (2), Butler County, July 3, 1828; Lieut. John McKinney, Butler County, November 25, 1833; Lieut. Wynne Dixon, Henderson County, March 24, 1829; Lieut. Robert Breckinridge, Jefferson County, September 11, 1833; Maj. Joseph Crockett, Jessamine County, November 7, 1829; Lieut. Robert Kirk, Livingston County, August 28, 1829; Maj. Charles Pelham, Mason County, August 29, 1829; Lieut. David Williams, Mercer County, November 3, 1831; Capt. Charles Ewell, McCracken County, April 1, 1830; Capt. John Howell, Ohio County, September 13, 1830; Maj. Wm. Taylor, Oldham County, April 14, 1830; Col. Abraham Buford, Scott County, June 29, 1833; Lieut. Elliott Rucker, Shelby County, March 19, 1832; Lieut. George Triplett, Spencer County, September 15, 1833; Capt. Thomas Blackwell, Union County, April 28, 1831; Capt. William Meredith, Warren County, February 20, 1833; and Capt. John Nelson, Fayette County, May 27, 1833.


Richard Steele, of Louisville, Kentucky, was a brother of Adam, William Robert, Joseph, and John Steele; whose sisters were Mrs. Martha Mendenhall, Mrs. Hattie Edwards, Mrs. Mary Talbot, and another sister. They were all the children of Richard Steele, of Lexington, Kentucky.


Morgan Hopson was one of the most intelligent honorable and wealthy citizens of Trigg County, Kentucky. He was of prepossessing manners and striking personal appearance. He was the son of Col. Joseph and Sallie Boyd. His son, Joshua, married first Leah Wade. They had Dr. Joseph, of St. Matthews, Kentucky; and Morgan, of Friar's Point, Mississippi. Joshua married a second time Lamyra Moore, daughter of Jeffer-son Moore, of Virginia, who settled in Christian County, Kentucky. They had Mrs. Marion J. Byrd, William Hopson, Mrs. Emma L. Taylor, and Mrs. Susan H. Sawyer.


Robert Ewing, with his brother, Charles, came from Ireland to Prince Edward County, Virginia, about the year 1740. Robert married Mary Baker, a daughter of a Presbyterian minister. Robert died in Bedford County, Virginia, in June 1787. He left children: Robert Ewing, who married Jane McLean; Baker Ewing; Reuben Ewing; Chatham Ewing, who married Elizabeth Campbell; Young Ewing; Urbin Ewing; John Ewing; Finis Ewing; Polly Ewing, who married John Ewing; Patsey Ewing, who married a man by the name of Mills; and Sidney Ann Ewing, who married a man by the name of Linn. About 1796, all of these children settled in Logan County, Kentucky.


Capt. Moses Fuqua (or Fouquet) married Judith Woodson. Larmia, daughter of Capt. Moses and Judith Woodson, born November 14, 1775, married January 29, 1795, John Mackoy, born December 25, 1772. They were married in Campbell County, Virginia.


John Holmes came from England. He married Rachel Cox of Kentucky. They had two sons, Thomas and George Washington; and two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel. George and his wife both died young, leaving one son, George W., born in 1841 or 1842.


Joseph Merrill was born in Maryland in 1777. He came to Louisville, Kentucky, when he was 17 years old. He married, in 1800, Mildred Hooper. She was born in Virginia in 1781. Mildred's sisters married an Overstreet, an Didlake, and John W. Taylor, of Shelbyville. Overstreet and Didlake were once merchants in Louisville. Mildred's father was William Hooper. William Hooper was living in Louisville at the time of the dreadful earthquake of 1811-12. He subsequently moved to Alabama.


Daniel Davenport was reared in Clark County, Kentucky. He removed to Lee County, Virginia, and he married Rebecca Grubbs Jones. His father's name was Stephen Davenport. His brother, John Davenport, was in the War of 1812 with Gen. John Poage. Rebecca was the daughter of Wylie Jones and Mary Dickinson Jones. Mary Dickinson was also married to a Hamlin. Mary's father was Daniel Dickinson, who went to Lee County, Virginia, from Botetourt County, Virginia.


Henry Lee was born in Loudon County, Virginia, on April 2, 1756. Henry came to Kentucky when Mason County was still a part of Bourbon County, about 1778-9. He was sent as a government surveyor, with a certificate from William and Mary College. He was appointed a captain of the militia of Bourbon County in 1780 by Patrick Henry. In 1792, he was made a colonel by Gov. Isaac Shelby, and in 1798, he was made a brigadier general by Gov. Garrard. He was also a company lieutenant. His father was Stephen Lee, of English descent. Gen. Lee died at his home in Mason County, on October 25, 1845, aged 89.


Sarah Bell, daughter of David and Judith Cary Bell, married first, Maurice Langhorne; and married second, Cary Harrison. She had issue by her first marriage: Maurice; David Bell; John Totter; and Elizabeth, married Hugh Brent, who removed from Virginia to Paris, Kentucky, and was ancestor of the Brents of Kentucky. Cary and Sarah Bell Harrison had a daughter, Judith Cary Harrison.