April 23, 2007

Joseph Looney 1849

( Clyde's Great Grandfather )


Joseph LOONEY
Born:   Sept 2, 1849 in Pike Co., KY
Died:    Sept 1, 1939 in Pike Co., KY [Cemetery]
Father:  John Looney
Mother: Mary Ann Childress (Childers)

Joseph married
Elizabeth RATLIFF  March 16, 1873 in Pike County, KY
Born:   Sept. 5, 1857 in Pike Co.KY. (Twin, brother died age 11  days).
Died:    Aug. 5, 1911  [Cemetery] [COD]
Father:   James RATLIFF b: Abt 1835 in Pike Co., KY.
Mother:  Emiline "Emily" RATLIFF b: Abt 1839 in Pike Co., KY.

Joseph and Elizabeth had the following children:

  • Miles Looney b: ABT 1875 in Pike Co., KY [COD]

  •  Dora Looney b: ABT 1878 in Pike Co., KY

  •  Ida Looney b: APR 1884 in Pike Co., KY

  •  Hubert Looney b: DEC 1889 in Pike Co., KY [Cemetery]

  •  John E. Looney b: SEP 1893 in Pike Co., KY [Obit] [Cemetery]


Notes:

In the Pike County Census of 1880 the household of Joseph Looney is listed as follows:

 

By the Census of 1900 Miles and Dorah have apparently moved into households of their own and Joseph's household now consist of:

Column 11 of this Census recorded ‘Mother of how many children?’ and column 12 recorded the ‘Number of these children living.’   It appears that Elizabeth reported giving birth to 11 children, but that only 5 were still living at the time of the census. 


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John Looney 1827

( Clyde's G-G-Grandfather )


John LOONEY
Born:   ca 1827 in Buchanan County, VA.
Died:    1890 in Pike County, KY.
Father:  Joseph Looney
Mother:  Ruthie Shortridge

John married (1st)
Mary Ann CHILDRESS (CHILDERS)  November 30, 1848.
Born:   1832 in Kentucky
Died:    March 27, 1853
Father:   Flemon Childers
Mother:  Charity Matney

John and Mary Ann had the following children:


John married (2nd)
Emeretta ROWE   October 6, 1853.
Born:  
Died:    Abt. 1870
Father:  
Mother: 

John and Emeretta had the following children:

  • Polly J. Looney

  • Sarah E. Looney: Married: George Washington Ramey Pike County KY.

  • Madison Looney

  • Henderson Looney

  • Malinda Looney

  • Miles D. Looney

  • William H. Looney

  • Spotford Hickman Looney

  • Gilbert Looney (foster son?)


John married (3rd)
Elizabeth JACKSON   May 15, 1872.
Born:  
Died:   
Father:  
Mother: 

John and Elizabeth had the following children:

  • Ulysses Preston Looney

  • Alex H. Looney

  • Walter Solomon Looney

  • James G. Jackson (Stepson)


 

Notes:

Pike County Census Data provides a few glimpses at John Looney’s household.

1850 Census of Pike County KY:

John Looney   age 23              born in VA
Mary A.             age 18               born in KY
Joseph               age 9 mo.         born in VA

 

1870 Census of Pike County KY:

JOHN LOONEY        age 42       born 1827 in VA
Children all Born in KY

Joseph                        age 21
Sarah E.                      age 15
Malinda E                  age 14
Madison F.                age 13
Henderson                age 11
Sarah H.                     age   7
Henry H.                    age   6
Miles D                        age   5
William H.                 age   4
Spotford H                age   6 mo.

( NOTE: Emeretta is not listed, she may
have died in childbirth or afterward in
1870 with son Spotford )

 

1880 Census of Pike County KY:

John Looney                   age 53
Elizabeth Looney          age 32
Miles D Looney              age 15
William H. Looney        age 12
Spotford H.                      age 10
James G. Jackson          age 10 (stepson)
Ulysses P. Looney          age   7
Alexander Looney        age   4
Walter                                 age   1

 


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April 22, 2007

John G. Farmer 1796

( Clyde's G-G-G-Grandfather )


John G. FARMER
Born:   Abt 1796 in GRAYSON CO.VA
Died:    Aft 11 Jun 1880 in Pike Co.KY
Father: 
Mother: 

John married (1st)
Tabitha KEE  April 27, 1821 in Grayson Co.,Va.,by Rev. Jonathan Thomas
Born:   Bet 1800/1810 in VA.
Died:    Bef. 1848.
Father:  
Mother: 

John and Tabitha had the following children:

  • Burdine FARMER b: Abt 1815 in Grayson Co.,VA.(possibly the son of Tabitha’s  first husband William Kee, raised by John).

  • Unknown Daughter FARMER b: Abt 1815/1820 in Grayson Co.,VA.(Probably daughter of  Tabitha & first Husband).

  • Elizabeth FARMER b: Abt 1828 in Russell Co,VA.

  • Sarah A. FARMER b: Abt 1830 in Russell Co,VA.

  • James FARMER b: Abt 1833 in Russell Co,VA.

  • Osmond L. (Auss) FARMER b: Abt 1835/1836 in Russell Co.VA.(per 1850 census).

  • Catherine J. FARMER b: Abt 1839/1840 in Russell Co. VA.

  •  John A. FARMER b: Abt 1837 in Russell Co,VA.

  • Martha FARMER b: 1842 in Russell Co,VA.


John married (2nd)
Sarah A. BAKER Bet 1848/1849 in RUSSELL CO.,VIRGINIA
Born:   1819 in TENNESEE
Died:   
Father:  
Mother: 

John and Sarah had the following children:

  • Lilburn FARMER b: 18 Jan 1847 in Russell Co.VA.

  • David FARMER b: Abt 1852 in Russell Co,VA.(Wise Co.).

  • Andrew FARMER b: Abt 1855 in Wise Co.,VA.

  • Martha FARMER b: April 7,1857 in Wise Co.,VA.

  • Cynthia FARMER b: Aug.16, 1859 in Wise Co.VA. (per 1860 Wise Co.census)

  • Virginia Jane FARMER b: Abt 1865/1866 in Wise Co.,VA.

Notes:

This John Farmer stayed in Russell Co.VA., census through 1850. He then is in Wise Co.,VA., in 1860.  In 1870-1880 he is in Pike Co.,KY., and dies there.

John married first Tabitha Kee in Grayson Co.,VA.  Tabitha probably was the widow of William Kee in 1820 Grayson Co.,VA.,census.  After she died he married Sarah A. (Sally) Baker in Russell Co.,VA.  John had children by both wives.

In the 1870 Census of Pike County KY, John G., Sarah, Catherine, Cynthia, Andrew and Virginia are listed in District 3, House No. 79.

 


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John A. FARMER 1837

( Clyde's Great Great Grandfather )


John A. FARMER
Born:   ABT 1837 in Russell Co,VA. 
Died:    April 24, 1912 in Pike Co, KY.  [COD]
Father:  John G. Farmer
Mother:  Tabitha Kee

John married
Mary “Polly” MULLINS (BRYANT)  on 25 APR 1861 in Pike Co. KY . 
Born:   ABT 1847 in KY.
Died:   
Father:   Marshall Mullins ( Bryant)
Mother:  Polly Vanover

John and Mary had the following children:

  • Savilla Farmer born 1863 in Kentucky; married Franklin Rose.

  • Arty Farmer born December 1865 in Kentucky, died 11/7/1937. She had 4 children, 2 still living at her death. She joined the Samaria ORB Church ca 1910. 

  • Rebecca Farmer born  October 1872 in Kentucky (1900 Pike County, Kentucky
    Census); issue: Samuel Farmer born April 1890 Kentucky.

  • Marshall B. A. Farmer born April 1873 in Kentucky; married (1)  Virginia (surname not learned) and (2) Liddie (surname not learned).

  • America J. Farmer born 1876 in Kentucky.

  • Bethena Farmer born January 1877 in Kentucky; married 1894 E. S. (Shird) Rowe born October 26, 1872  in Kentucky.  d: Oct 31 1957, son of Charley and Katy Rowe;   7 boys 2 girls, 5 deceased, leaving, Lonza, Linza, Fred, and Jim; Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

  • Mary Farmer born October, 29, 1880 in Kentucky; married George Stalker.

  • John Farmer Jr. born September 1881 in Kentucky: died February 10, 1950 in Pikeville, Pike County, KY. [COD]

  • Merida Farmer born July 1884 in Kentucky; died July 30, 1912 in Pike County, KY. [COD].

  • Rosa Francis Farmer born May 1887 in Kentucky;  married Rufus HACKNEY, the son of Alex Hackney; 3 girls 4 boys; 2 died in infancy. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.


Notes:

John A. Farmer and his brother Osmond (Oss) both served during the Civil War, but on opposite sides.  I don’t have any information that they were ever present at the same battle.  I can’t help but wonder though, how could they look across the field of battle and not wonder if one of the soldiers facing them from the other side might be their brother?

Pike County Kentucky 1890 Special Census of
Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines and Widows
Enumerated June 1890

Precinct No. 13
House   Soldier             Rank,             Company and Unit                        

121    John Farmer          Private,           Co. K.     39th KY   Infantry ( Union Army )

123     Oss Farmer            Lieutenant     Co. C.     19th KY    Infantry. ( Confederate Army )

 


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April 15, 2007

Daniel Vanover 1799

( Clyde's G-G-G-G-Grandfather )


Daniel VANOVER
Born:  1799, in North Carolina
Died:  after 1870 
Father:  Cornelius VANOVER
Mother:


Daniel married
Nancy COLLINS
Born:
  1797, in North Carolina
Died:   after 1870 
Father: 
Mother:

Daniel and Nancy had the following children:

    • John VANOVER married (1 ) Nancy (unknown)  and (2) Susannah (unknown)
    • Rebecca VANOVER married Marshall MULLINS
    • William "Wolfy Bill" VANOVER married Sarah Ann  Estep
    • Cornelius VANOVER married Margaret "Peggy" Johnson
    • Mary "Polly" VANOVER married Anderson J. Estep
    • Nancy VANOVER born 1830, in Pike County, Kentucky
    • Margaret "Peggy" VANOVER married Elias Branham
    • Henry VANOVER married Jane Bentley
    • Elijah VANOVER married Nancy Mullins
    • David "Long Dave" VANOVER married Mary Mullins

Notes:

Daniel Vanover (Cornelius 5-l) was born 1799, in North Carolina.    By 1830, Daniel Vanover and his family had migrated to Pike County, Kentucky.  He married Nancy Collins. She was born 1797, in North Carolina. Both died after 1870 and apparently before the 1880 census was taken ( their names appear  in the 1870 census but not in the 1880 census) . He was a farmer. According to their descendants, Daniel and Nancy (Collins)  Vanover are buried in the #3 Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky.

SOURCE: THE VANOVER FAMILY, Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem Of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York, Researched and Compiled By: Gregory Lynn Vanover, P.O. Box 628, Pound, Virginia 24279

 


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George Stalker 1872

( Clyde's Great Grandfather )


George STALKER
Born:  Aug 7 1872, North Carolina
Died:   Sept. 16, 1963, Pike Co. KY  [Cemetery]
Father:  John STALKER
Mother:

George married
Mary FARMER
Born:
   October, 29, 1880
Died:       April 15, 1949  [COD]  [Cemetery]
Father:  John A. Farmer
Mother:  Mary Mullins (Bryant)

George and Mary had the following children:

    • Frank STALKER

    • John STALKER b. ~ 1903, married Angeline BAILEY

    • Clarence STALKER of Draffin, KY

    • Lilburn STALKER b. ~ 1908 of Rockhouse, KY

    • Walter STALKER b. ~ 1911 of Salyersville, KY

    • Icy STALKER (Coleman)

    • Beunah STALKER (Swiney)

    • Alpha STALKER b. October 8, 1911; d. July 18, 1981, married Ver Compton of Draffin, KY

    • Rissie STALKER (Hogston), Belcher, KY

    • Lissie STALKER (Ratliff), Regina, KY

    • Tom STALKER

    • Harrison STALKER  [COD]

    • Emily Jane STALKER (Owens) [COD]

    • Liza STALKER (Morton)

    • Bulie STALKER

Notes:

Pike County News Clippings

 


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William Potter 1850

( Ted's Great-Grandfather )


William POTTER
William Potter and Nancy MullinsBorn: 14 Apr 1850 in KY
Died: 9 Jan 1919 Jenkins, Letcher, KY
Buried: 10 Jan 1919 Jenkins, Letcher, KY
Father: Levi Potter
Mother: Sally Cantrell

William's Notes:
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #225: 3 years, born KY. Living with parents and 5 siblings.
1860 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #166: 12 years, born KY. Living with parents and 5 siblings.
1870 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, Robinson Creek: 22 years, born KY, farmer. Living with parents and 3 sisters. Also in living in the household is William's brother, Levi POTTER Jr. and his wife.
1880 CENSUS, Upper Elkhorn Creek, Pike, KY, ED 102: 31 years, born KY, father born KY, mother born VA, farmer, cannot read or write. Living with wife, Nancy and 3 children (Ellen, Martha, Levi).
1900 CENSUS, Millstone, Letcher, KY, ED 75: born Apr 1850, 50 years, born KY, father born KY, mother born VA, married 28 years, farmer. Living with wife, Nancy and 5 children (Samuel, Floyd, Mary J., Elizabeth, Roxy A.)
Potter Flats website: William married Nancy MULLINS.
KY Death Certificate 2797: Willam POTTER, born 14 Apr -----, KY; died 9 Jan 1919, Jenkins, Letcher, KY. William was 69 years of age when he died as the result of accidentally being kicked in the stomach by a mule. He had been a farmer, and was the son of Levi POTTER (of KY) and Sallie "KILGORE" (of VA). The informant listed is Melvin POTTER, Jenkins. William was buried in the family burying ground on 10 Jan 1919, by his family in Jenkins.


William married
Nancy A. MULLINS 1872 in Pike Co, KY
Born: 11 Jun 1852 in Pike Co, KY
Died: 16 Oct 1928 in Burdine, Letcher Co, KY
Buried: 18 Oct 1928 in Jenkins, Letcher, KY
Father: John L. MULLINS
Mother: Martha "Patsy" POTTER

Nancy's Notes:
1860 CENSUS, District 1, Pike Co, KY: 8 years, born KY, living with parents and 4 siblings.
1870 CENSUS, District 9, Pike Co, KY: 18 years, born KY. Living with parents, 6 siblings and grandfather.
1880 CENSUS, Upper Elkhorn Creek, Pike, KY, ED 102: 26 years, born KY, father born VA, mother born KY, cannot read or write. Living with spouse, William POTTER, and 3 children.
1900 CENSUS, Millstone, Letcher, KY, ED 75: born Jun 1852, 47 years, born KY, father born VA, mother born KY, married 28 years, 12 children born and 8 living. Living with spouse, William POTTER, and 5 children.
1920 CENSUS, Fleming, Letcher, KY, ED 67: mother, 62 years, born KY, parents born KY, widow. Living with son, Robert; a nephew; and a male boarder.
KY Death Certificate 25739: Mrs. Nancy POTTER, born 11 Jun 1852, KY; died 16 Oct 1928, Burdine, Letcher, KY. Nancy was 76 years, 4 months, and 5 days of age when she died from hypostatic pneumonia. She was the daughter of John L. MULLINS (of VA) and Patsy MULLINS (of KY). The informant listed is Melvin POTTER, Jenkins. Nancy was buried at Jenkins, Letcher, KY, on 18 Oct 1928, by George W, McCoy, Jenkins.


William and Nancy had the following children:

    • Ellen POTTER
    • Martha POTTER
      Born: 1876 in Pike Co, KY
      Died: after 1880

Martha's Notes:
1880 CENSUS, Upper Elkhorn Creek, Pike, KY, ED 102: 4 years, born KY, living with parents and 2 siblings.

    • Levi POTTER
      Born: 1878 in Pike Co, KY
      Died: after 1880

Levi's Notes:
1880 CENSUS, Upper Elkhorn Creek, Pike, KY, ED 102: 2 years, born KY, living with parents and 2 sisters.

    • Robert POTTER
      Born: about 1890 in KY
      Died: after 1920

Robert's Notes:
1920 CENSUS, Fleming, Letcher, KY, ED 67: 29 years, born KY, parents born KY, married, coal miner. Living with Robert is his mother (Nancy A. POTTER); a nephew (Arthur L. POTTER); and a male boarder.

    • Samuel POTTER ( Ted's grandfather )
    • Floyd POTTER
    • Mary J. POTTER
      Born: Jan 1888 in KY
      Died: after 1900

Mary's Notes:
1900 CENSUS, Millstone, Letcher, KY, ED 75: born Jan 1888, 12 years, born KY. Living with parents and 4 siblings.

    • Elizabeth POTTER
      Born: Jun 1889 in KY
      Died: after 1900

Elizabeth's Notes:
1900 CENSUS, Millstone, Letcher, KY, ED 75: born Jun 1889, 10 years, born KY. Living with parents and 4 siblings.

    • Roxy A. POTTER
      Born: Aug 1891 in KY
      Died: after 1900

Roxy's Notes:
1900 CENSUS, Millstone, Letcher, KY, ED 75: born Aug 1891, 8 years, born KY. Living with parents and 4 siblings.

 


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Samuel Potter 1883

( Ted's Grandfather )


Samuel POTTER
Born: 1 Apr 1883 in KY
Died: Sep 1959
Father: William Potter
Mother: Nancy Mullins

Samuel's Notes:
1900 CENSUS, Millstone, Letcher, KY, ED 75: born Apr 1883, 17 years, born KY, farm laborer. Living with parents and 4 siblings.
1930 CENSUS, Jenkins, Letcher, KY, ED 12: "Sam", 48 years, born KY, parents born KY, married at 20, truck farmer. Living with wife, Belle and 5 children (Elsie, Goldie, John, Ira, Brit).
World War I Draft Registration: Sam POTTER, 37 years, born 1 Apr 1881. Sam is a farmer and lives with his wife, Belle POTTER, at Jenkins, Letcher, KY, He is medium height, with gray eyes and dark hair. (12 Sep 1918)
SS Death Index: Sam POTTER, born 1 Apr 1883; died Sep 1959. #407-32-9875 issued KY before 1951.


Samuel married
Belle ROSE 1902 in Letcher Co, KY
Born: 1881 in VA
Died: 10 Feb 1944  [COD]

Belle 's Notes:
1930 CENSUS, Jenkins, Letcher, KY, ED 12: 49 years, born VA, parents born VA, married at 21. Living with spouse, Sam POTTER and 5 children.


Samuel and Belle had the following children:

  • Elsie POTTER
    Born: 1909 in Letcher Co, KY
    Died: after 1930

Elsie's Notes:
1930 CENSUS, Jenkins, Letcher, KY, ED 12: 21 years, born KY, attended school within the year. Living with parents and 4 siblings.

  • Goldie POTTER
    Born: 1912 in Letcher Co, KY
    Died: after 1930

Goldie's Notes:
1930 CENSUS, Jenkins, Letcher, KY, ED 12: 18 years, born KY, attended school within the year. Living with parents and 4 siblings.

  • John POTTER
    Born: 1914 in Letcher Co, KY
    Died: after 1930

John's Notes:
1930 CENSUS, Jenkins, Letcher, KY, ED 12: 16 years, born KY, attends school. Living with parents and 4 siblings.

  • Ira POTTER ( Ted's father )
    Born: 1916 in Letcher Co, KY
    Died: after 1930

Ira's Notes:
1930 CENSUS, Jenkins, Letcher, KY, ED 12: 14 years, born KY, attends school. Living with parents and 4 siblings.

  • Brit POTTER


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Levi Monroe Potter 1817

( Ted's G-G-Grandfather )


 

Levi Monroe POTTER
Born: 5 Jun 1817 in Floyd Co, KY
Died: 20 Feb 1896 in Pike Co, KY
Father: Benjamin Potter
Mother:  Susanah Lunce

Levi's Notes:
1840 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, page 271: 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5; 1 female 20-30.
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #225: living with wife, Sarah and 6 children.
1860 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #166: 43 years, born KY, farmer, $300, $100. Living with wife, Sarah and 6 children.
1870 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, Robinson Creek: "Levi, Sr", 53 years, born KY, farmer, $200, $150. Living with wife, Sally and 4 children. Also living in the household are Levi, Jr. and his wife.
1880 CENSUS, Upper Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co, KY, page 684A: 62 years, born KY, parents born NC, farmer. Living with wife, Sarah and granddaughter, Elizabeth.

Marriage Bonds of Pike Co, KY, 1822-1865, File #605: "License issued December 29, 1838 by J. D. Mims clerk for marriage of Levi POTTER and Sally CANTRILL, with necessary certificate from Benjamin POTTER, parent of said Levi POTTER, and from Ralph KELGO, parent of said Sally CANTREL. Bond signed by Levi POTTER and Booker MULLINS (by marks) Letter of consent, dated December 27, 1838, 'for my son Levi POTTER and Saley CANTRELL to marry test bucker MULLENS, benjaman POTTER, Ralph Cil go, (Cuwm ?) Can-----' (illegible).

Levi POTTER and Saly CANTREL married January 7, 1839 by William Tackitt, Minister of Gospel"

(On back of letter of consent): "Nov. 1, 1837 Due Thomas May ten dollards 50 cts on merchantable produce it being for value received of him as witness my hand this the 19 day of February, 1837. (J-n ?) ------" (part marked out, but last name looked like CANTRELL) "Attest William (J ?) May".

KY Land Grants: Levi acquired 50 Acres in Pike Co, KY, on 19 Aug 1843 (Book 11, page 161); 200 Acres on Shelby Creek in Pike Co, on 18 Jan 1855 (Book 46, page 411); 50 Acres on Cane Branch in Pike Co, on 30 Nov 1857 (Book 57, page 446); 100 Acres on Elkhorn Branch, Pike Co, on 5 Jul 1883 (Book 106, page 1169).

Vitals from IGI.


Levi married
Sarah "Sallie" CANTRELL (KILGORE) 7 Jan 1839 in Pike Co, KY
Born: 15 Apr 1809 in VA
Died: 22 Jun 1890
Father:
Mother:

Sarah's Notes:
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #225: 37 years, born VA. Living with spouse, Levi, and 6 children.
1860 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #166: 47 years, born VA. Living with spouse, Levy, and 6 children.
1870 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, Robinson Creek: "Sally", 60 years, born VA. Living with spouse, Levi POTTER Sr, 5 children, and a daughter-in-law.
1880 CENSUS, Upper Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co, KY, page 684A: 65 years, born VA, parents born VA. Living with spouse, Levi POTTER, and a grandaughter.


Levi and Sarah had the following children:

    • Mary POTTER
      Born: 1841 in KY
      Died: after 1860

Mary's Notes:
1850 CENSUS
, Pike Co, KY, #225: 9 years, born KY. Living with parents and 5 siblings.
1860 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #166: 19 years, born KY living with parents and 5 siblings.

    • Benjamin POTTER
    • Levi POTTER Jr.
    • Caroline POTTER
      Born: 1849 in Pike Co, KY
      Died: after 1870

Caroline's Notes:
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #225: 5 months old, born KY. Living with parents and 5 siblings.
1860 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #166: 11 years, born KY. Living with parents and 5 siblings.
1870 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, Robinson Creek: 20 years, born KY. Living with parents, 3 siblings and brother, Levi, and his wife.

    • William POTTER
    • Lucy POTTER
    • Sally POTTER
      Born: 1864 in Pike Co, KY
      Died: after 1870

Sally's Notes:
1870 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, Robinson Creek: 6 years, born KY. Living with parents and brother, Levi Jr, and wife.

 


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Benjamin Potter 1800

( Ted's G-G-G-Grandfather )


Benjamin POTTER
Born: about 1800 in NC
Died: 1870/1880 in KY
Father: Abraham Potter
Mother:   ( Unknown )

Benjamin's Notes:
1820 CENSUS, Floyd Co, KY: Benjamin POTTER, 1 male under 10; 1 male 16-26; 2 females under 10; 1 female 26-44. (LDS Film #0186182)
1830 CENSUS, Clay Co, KY, #23: 1 male under 5; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 30-40; 1 female under 5; 1 female 5-10; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 30-40.
1840 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY: Benjamine POTTER, 1 male under 5; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 40-50; 2 females under 5; 2 females 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 40-50.
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #226: 50 years, born NC, farmer, $300. Living with wife, Susannah, 7 children, plus Susan HOLLINGSWORTH (24 years, born KY) and her son, Samie (2 years, born KY). Living next door is Levi POTTER and his family. Also in the area are Abraham POTTER and Richard POTTER.
1860 CENSUS, District 1, Pike Co, KY: 60 years, born NC,farmer, $250, $200. Living with wife, "Mary" and 2 children (Elizabeth and Squire POTTER).
1870 CENSUS, District 9, Pike Co, KY: 73 years, born NC, farm laborer. Living with his daughter Patsey MULLINS and her family.
TAX LIST, Clay Co, KY: 1819, 1825, 1826, 1828, 1830, 1831.
KY Land Grants: Benjamin POTTER acquired 50 Acres on Cumberland Mountain in Pike Co. on 11 Feb 1850 (Book 32, page 87); 50 Acres, on Ben's Branch of Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co. on 5 Apr 1851(Book 36, page 285);150 Acres on Russells Fork, Pike Co. on 26 Dec 1850 (Book 36, page 286); 50 Acres on Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co. on 1 Dec 1857 (Book 57, page 409).
Benjamin POTTER, Jr. acquired 125 Acres on Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co, on 6 Oct 1882.


Benjamin married
Susannah LUNCE before 1820 probably Floyd Co, KY
Born: 1800 in NC
Died: 1850/1859 in KY

Susannah 's Notes:
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #226: 50 years, born NC. Living with spouse, Benjamin, 7 children plus Susan HOLLINGSWORTH and her son.


Benjamin and Susannah had the following children:

  • Nancy POTTER
  • Levi Monroe POTTER
  • Rhoda POTTER
  • Sarah "Sally" POTTER
  • Martha "Patsy" POTTER married John L. Mullins, ABT 1850, in PikeCo, KY.
  • Reuben POTTER

Reuben's Notes:
1850 CENSUS Letcher County, KY
Potter Rubin
31 M Farm Laborer 220 KY (s/o Benjamin Potter & Susannah Unknown)
Hulda (Wright) 26 F KY (d/o James Wright & 1st Polly Engle) 
Tandy               8 M KY 
James               6 M KY 
Benjamin          4 M KY 
Hala (Mahala?) 1 F KY

  • Anna POTTER
  • Mary POTTER
    Born: 1833 in KY
    Died: after 1850

Mary's Notes:
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #226: 17 years, born KY. Living with parents, 6 siblings, Susan Hollingsworth and son.

  • Susan POTTER
  • Esther POTTER
  • Isaac POTTER
  • Elizabeth POTTER
    Born: 1842 in KY
    Died: after 1860

Elizabeth's Notes:
1850 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #226: 8 years, born KY. Living with parents, 6 siblings, plus Susan HOLLINGSWORTH and her son.
1860 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #145: 18 years, born KY. Living with father, step-mother and Squire POTTER.


Benjamin married (2)
Mary "Polly" LUNCE before 1860 in KY
Born: 1810 in VA
Died: 1860/1870 in Pike Co, KY

Mary 's Notes:
1860 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY, #145: 50 years, born VA. Living with spouse, Benjamin and 2 children.

 


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Abraham Potter Sr. 1745

( Ted's G-G-G-G-Grandfather )


Abraham POTTER Sr.
Born: 10 Oct. 1745 in Rowan Co, NC
Died: after 1833 in Pike Co, KY
Buried: in Pike Co, KY
Father:  John M. POTTER
Mother:  Hannah Sue TIDWELL

Abraham's Notes:
1800 CENSUS, Ashe Co, NC, #86: Abraham POTTER, 2 males under 10; 1 male over 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female 26-45.
1810 CENSUS, Ashe Co, NC, #80: R. Potter (Is this Richard? Is Abraham with him?
1820 CENSUS, Floyd Co, KY: Abraham POTTER, 1 male under 10; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 16-26; 1 male over 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female over 45. (LDS film #0803661 very hard to read, so this may not be accurate.)
1830 CENSUS, Pike Co, KY: "Abram", 1 male 80-90; 1 female 10-30; 1 female 70-80.
Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, page 2740: "POTTER, Abraham or Abram, NC Line, #S30657, soldier was born 1745 in Rowan Co, NC and he lived in Surry Co, NC at enlistment and after the Revolution he lived in KY, applied 26 Nov 1833, Pike Co, KY."
Abraham received a pension for his Revolutionary War service. He enlisted in 1777 (for 2 years) under Captain John Armstrong. He also substituted for David Stewart (for 18 months) under Captain Joel Lewis. Abraham received his discharge in 1779, but the papers were lost.
1759 Tax List, Rowan Co, NC: Abraham "Potte". (Is this a connection?)
Mary Alice Dell, Apr 2000: Mary believes that Abraham's family came from Sussex Co, DE in the 1600's and 1700's. Mary is descended from Isaac POTTER, who may be a son of Abraham.


Abraham married
Lydia STEWART  before 1790 in NC
Born: 1758 in Stokes County, NC
Died: after 1830 in Pike Co, KY
Father:  David Stewart
Mother:  Abigail Harrison

Abraham and Lydia had the following children:

      • Rachel POTTER
      • Richard POTTER
      • Levi POTTER
      • Benjamin POTTER
      • Isaac POTTER
      • Abraham POTTER Jr.

Info from the Potter Flats Website http://potterflats.com/abrampics.html

(Several photos of dedication ceremony at this site.)

I transcribed these Revolutionary War Pension records of Abraham Potter. The spelling of the words are as they appeared in the orginial records. They are available for your personal genealogy use only and may not be sold to any person or institution.

State of Kentucky
Pike County

On this 26th day of November 1833 personally appeared before the Justices of the Pike County Court Abram Potter a resident of Kentucky in the County of Pike, aged eighty-eight years who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress and passed June 7th, 1832. That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1777 under the following named officers and served as herein stated. He first enlisted under Captain John Armstrong of Surry County North Carolina in August and served a tour of two years and six months. The name of the Commander of the Regiment ( being the 7th Regiment) was Lt. Col. Joseph Philips who I then served until we joined General Green's Brigade we marched from Surry County to Salisbury in the same state from there to Georgetown, there we had a small battle with the Tories and they retreated. From there we marched to Randolph by way of Willmonton, there we took four or five prisoners, from there we marched back to Abbott's Creek. There we came in contact again with the Tories and took four more prisoners, one of which was a Captain by the name of Philip Culbazier,we again returned in obedience to the orders of Genl. Campbell to Salsbury. There we lay in port for about a month. From there we went to South Carolinia to a place called the Snow Hills Camps. We then marched to a place called the Thrice Runs upon the road leading from Charleston. There we had an engagement with the British and Tories in which many were killed and taken prisoners. Then we marched to the Hanging Rock, there we had another engagement with the British and Tories in which we succeeded and took their waggons and their baggage and from thence we marched to the Cowpens, there we had an engagement with the British in which we suffered much loss, many killed and wounded, Capt. Bell was wounded but did not prove fatal. From thence we marched near Carolina, there we joined GenI. Green's Regiment and there we had an engagement with the British in which many were killed and wounded. From thence wemarched to a town about thirty-five miles from Charleston, upon the waters of the Peedee River, after sometime we marched to Rugsby's Mill, there we had an engagement with the British in which Genl. Gates was defeated also he fled and Cab was killed. We again got together at the crossroads and marched to the Dan River by way of Salisbury and there I received my discharge from Lieutenant I. P. Harper which discharge was burnt. And in the year 1779 I substituted in the place of David Stewart for eighteen months. Then I was in the rondeyvouse in the Moravian town under General Armstrong, then we marched by Wilks Courthouse up to Bucks Point house then we came back to Surry Courthouse. Then I enlisted Thomas Sarten in my place. During the war my Captain's name was Joel Lewis and William Lewis was my Col. and then I returned home. He states that his memory is much shattered and impaired owing to his age and he can not recollect positively as to time. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he did answer that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any State. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid Abram Potter his X mark

And the said Court as hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he stated.

I, John D. Mims - Clerk of the Court for Pike County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of this court in the matter of the application of Abram Potter.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal of Office this 26th day of Nov. 1833
Attest: John D. Mims, Clerk Pike County Court

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Questions propounded by the Court:

1. Where and in what year were you born?

Ans: I was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in the year of 1745.

2. Have you any record of your age and if so, where is it?

Ans: I have, and it is at my son John's .

3. Where were you living when called into service? Where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you know live?

Ans: In Surry County, & State of North Carolina & have since lived in Kentucky and do now live.

4. How were you called into service, were you drafted. Did you volunteer were you a substitute, and if a substitute, for whom?

Ans: I enlisted under Capt. John Armstrong for two years & six months and a substitute for David Stewart under Capt. Joel Lewis for eighteen months.

5 State the names of some of the Regular officers who were with the troops where You served and such as Continental and Militia Regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service.

Ans: Genl. Martin Armstrong, Col. William Lewis, Major Joseph Wuston, Capt. Joel Lewis and Micajah Lewis, Lieutenant. He states he enlisted in the year of 1777 and went against the Tories & British and was in engagements and in 1779 received his discharge, which discharge is lost.

6. Did you ever receive a discharge from the service and if so, by whom was it given?

Ans: I received a discharge from John Harper, the commandant for the first tour, the last I did not get any.

7. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character, for your veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution.

Ans: William Ramey, Esqr., James Roberts, Esqr., William Tackett, Esqr., Thomas May, Esqr., William Ratliff, Jr., and Thomas Steward.


 

On June 30, 2001 descendants of Abraham Potter gathered at a small cemetery located at Willowbrook Golf Course , Breaks, Virginia. We were there to pay tribute to a true American Patriot, Abraham Potter.

Abraham Potter was a long hunter and probably made his first excursion into Kentucky with Daniel Boone .

According to his Revolutionary War pension application he was born in 1745 in Rowan County, North Carolina. As Rowan County was not formed until 1755 he would have actually been born in Bladen County.

The first mention of Abraham Potter in Kentucky is to be found in the marriage record files of Floyd County. On 3 November 1818 Rachel Potter, daughter of Abraham, married Archibald Justice. Abraham is listed in the 1820 Floyd County Census Records and in 1830 he is listed in the Pike County Census. In 1833 Abraham, age 88, files papers in Pike County to receive a pension for his Revolutionary War service. His application is granted. The last record of Abraham is found when he sells land to Hyram Cantril in May of 1837. As no further records are to be found concerning Abraham it is assumed he died shortly after this transaction occurred.

It should be noted that Abraham was present at the Battle of Cowpens on 17 January 1781. This was one of the battles that was fought in The Campaign for the Carolinas. The site of the Battle of Cowpens, a frontier pastureland, is located just north of present day Spartanburg, South Carolina. Tough Continental soldiers and backwoods militia under the command of General Daniel Morgan handed battle-hardened British regulars a major defeat. This victory was a turning point of the war in the south.

The Battle of Cowpens lasted one hour and left staggering loses for the British -- 110 dead, in excess of 200 wounded and 500 captured. General Morgan's losses were considerably less -- 12 killed and 60 wounded. The battle had proved a complete victory for the Patriot forces and was a link in a chain of events which eventually lead to the colonial victory at Yorktown.

In honoring Abraham Potter we acknowledge the contribution he made as an American Patriot and that we as a people have not forgotten these sacrifices nor him.

For those of you unable to attend you were missed, to those who attended many thanks for a memorial that will long be remembered.

 


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Sherwood Mullins 1790

( Clyde's G-G-G-G-Grandfather )


Sherwood MULLINS
Born:  1790
Died: Dec. 3, 1881 in Bold Camp of the Pound, Wise Co., VA
Father:  James (Old Booker) MULLINS
Mother:  Nancy Jane Stanley

Sherwood married
Mary (Polly) ROBERTS
Born:
   1800 in Russell Co, VA
Died:    1864
Father:  James Roberts
Mother:  Nancy Damron


Sherwood and Mary had the following children:

    • Nancy Mullins was born in 1815 in Floyd Co, KY and died on 4 Apr 1885 in Wise Co., Virginia. Nancy married Hiram Cantrell, son of Abraham Cantrell and Ann, on 14 Mar 1833 in Pike Co, KY. (Hiram Cantrell was born in 1812-1817 in Spartansburg, SC and died on 4 Apr 1856 in Wise Co., Virginia.)
    • Jane 'Jennie' Mullins was born in 1815 in KY. Jane married Harvey Robinson on 4 Mar 1838 in Pike Co, KY. (Harvey Robinson was born in Pike Co, KY and died on 4 Mar 1858 in Caney Creek, Pike Co, KY.)

    • Booker Mullins was born in 1817 in Pike Co, KY and died in 1865 in Jenkins, Letcher Co, KY

    • James Sheridan Mullins was born in 1816-1820 in KY and died on 6 Jun 1894 in Bold Camp of the Pound, Wise Co, VA

    • Andrew 'Brandy Jack' Mullins was born on 28 Feb 1824 and died on 12 Apr 1917 in Caney Ridge, Dickenson Co, VA

    • Henry J Mullins was born on 18 Feb 1825 in Letcher Co, KY and died on 7 Feb 1921 in Dickenson Co. Virginia

    • Marshall 'Big Foot' B Mullins was born in 1826 in Pike Co, KY, died on 10 Sep 1875 and was buried in Pound, Wise Co, VA

    • Elizabeth Mullins was born in 1828 in KY

    • John L Mullins ( Ted's ancestor ) was born on 15 Sep 1828 in Pike Co, KY and died in 1870-1871 in Pike Co, KY

    • John William Wesley Mullins was born in 1828 in KY. John married Servilla Maggard on 30 May 1850 in Letcher Co, KY. (Servilla Maggard was born in 1830.)

    • Solomon Mullins was born in 1829. Solomon married Matilda.

    • William Mullins was born in 1829. William married Sarah A Stanley on 12 Mar 1852 in Pike Co, KY.

    • Sherwood 'Sherad' Mullins Jr was born in 1832 in Pike Co, KY and died on 8 Feb 1892 in Wise Co, VA

    • Abraham Mullins was born in Nov 1837 in Floyd Co, KY and died on 17 Sep 1916 in Wise Co, VA. Abraham married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' McPeek, daughter of George McPeek and Malinda Grey, in 1860 in Pike Co, KY. (Elizabeth 'Lizzie' McPeek was born in 1842 and died on 30 Mar 1920 in Wise Co, VA.)

Notes:

In 1870, Sherwood and his wife, Polly, were living in Pike County, Kentucky. In 1880, Sherwood and his daughter, Nancy Cantrell (widow of Hiram Cantrell), were living in Wise County, Virginia with Nancy's son Levi Cantrell. Sherwood is buried on the Thomps Bogg Cemetery (also known as Shurd Mullins Cemetery) on the head of the Right hand Branch of the Meade Fork of Bold Camp about a half mile east of the Levi Cantrell Cemetery.

 


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Marshall Mullins 1822

( Clyde's G-G-G-Grandfather )


 

Marshall 'Big Foot' MULLINS
Born:  1822 in Pike County, KY
Died:   Sept. 10, 1875 in Lick Fork, Wise Co., VA
Father:  Sherwood Sr. (Sherd) MULLINS
Mother:  Mary Ann (Polly) ROBERTS

Marshall married
Mary (Polly) MULLINS
Born:
   Feb. 8, 1829 in Franklin Co., VA
Died:    Dec. 14, 1902
Father:  Thomas 'Lonesome Tom' Mullins
Mother:  Nancy Bowles


Marshall and Mary had the following children:

    • Rebecca MULLINS b: ABT 1854 in VA

    • Wilson MULLINS b: 1856, died on May 14, 1892 in Pound Gap, Wise Co, VA.  Wilson was one of the victims of the Pound Gap Massacre.

Marshall married (2nd) Rebecca (Polly) VANOVER
Born:   1830 in Ashe Co., NC
Died:    about 1900
Father:  Daniel Vanover
Mother:  Nancy Collins

Marshall and Rebecca VANOVER had the following children:

    • Mary Polly (Pop) MULLINS b: JAN 1847 in Pike Co., KY., married John A. FARMER

    • Artie MULLINS b: 1848 in Russell Co., VA., married Preston Fleming.

    • Evaline MULLINS b: 14 JAN 1848 in Russell Co., VA

    • John D. MULLINS b: ABT 1850 in Russell Co., VA

    • Charlotte Agnes (Lottie) MULLINS b: 12 MAY 1851 in Russell Co., VA

    • Sarah Elizabeth MULLINS b: NOV 1853 in Pike Co., KY

    • Ollie MULLINS b: 8 AUG 1855 in Russell Co., VA

    • Marshall Jr. (Bud Bryant) MULLINS b: 1856 in Letcher Co., KY

Notes:

For additional information on the Pound Gap Massacre see:

The following is an excerpt from Nancy Wright Bayes - Our Wright Family Matters ..

It was on May 14, 1892, that one of the most horrible crimes of the area occurred. It was between nine and 10 o'clock in the morning when Ira began a trip to his home at Pound, Virginia. Heading a  group of eight people, he left the home of his brother-in-law, Wilson Mullins, who lived at the mouth of Cane Creek Branch, in Kentucky.  Wilson's eleven year old daughter Mindy started out on this trip, but was taken to her grandmother, Patsy (Potter) Mullins' house. She cried to go with them and Wilson stopped at a store, buying a can of peaches to soothe her. He opened the peaches and let her eat them and drink the juice. Wilson told Mindy to be a good girl and that they would be back soon. Mindy remained with her grandmother and this was the last time she saw her father alive.

 

Sources:

Ancestry Library World Family Tree Project - Denise Marie (Newman) Stapleton

 


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Robert Looney 1692

( Clyde's G-G-G-G-G-G-Grandfather )


Robert LOONEY
Born: Abt.1692 Ballagilley Farm, Maughold Parish, Isle of Mann, Ireland/England
Died: Bef Nov 1770 Looney's Mill Creek, Botetourt County, VA
Father:
Mother:

Robert married
Elizabeth STOVER
Born:
Abt. 1696 Sheading, Kirk Lonan, Isle of Mann, Ireland
Died: 1770 Reed Creek area, Botetourt County, Virginia
Father:
Mother:

Notes:

About 1731, Robert and Elizabeth came to America from the Isle of Mann, Great Britain, with their family, settling first in Philadelphia, PA and later in colonial Maryland. In 1739 - 40, they moved west to the new frontier and settled in Augusta County, VA on the James River. There on Looney Creek, Robert and Elizabeth raised their family, established the first ferry crossing of the James River, built a mill, grew crops and raised livestock.

Due to the constant conflict between France and England, as well as the threat of Indian attacks, a fort was ordered built in 1755 around the Looney home site. This fort was named Fort Looney and was at the junction of Looney Creek and the James River. This fort was part of a series of forts ordered built along the frontier to protect settlers and to keep the French from claiming the territory. Fort Looney was visited in 1756 by Col. George Washington, future first president of the United States.


Robert and Elizabeth had the following children:

  • Thomas Looney, b. 1718-1746; d. between 1755-60, married Jane Harmon. Had one child only so far as known.

  • Lovice Looney m. John Brigham.

  • Robert Jr. Looney, b. 1721-1756; m. ca 1742/43 Margaret Rhea, who later as Robert's widow married Stephen Renfro.

  • Daniel Looney, 1723-1760, married Jane Evans.

  • Adam Looney, 1725-1770, m. Hannah Wright, of N. Carolina.

  • Samuel Looney, 1727-175- said to have been killed by Indians in 1760. His widow was Ann ---- who adm. estate and married Elijah Cross.

  • Louisa Looney, 1728- married Capt. John Shelby, Abt. 1750-51 in North Carolina.

  • Absalom Looney, 1729-1796; was three years old when the family moved to America. Married Margaret (Peggy), who was not living at the time he made his will 1791, probated 1796.

  • Lucy Jane Looney, b. 1730- married in 1753 Stephen Holston.

  • John Looney, 1732-1817, m ca 1759 Esther Renfro.

  • Peter Looney, b. 1734-1760; (in Philadelphia) m Margaret.

  • David Looney, b. 1735-1810, married ca 1755 Mary McClelland.

  • Joseph Looney, b. in Botetourt County VA. 1740-1817, married Jean (Jane) Bowen 25 June 1764 in Augusta County VA.

Notes:

The Looney sons were frontiersmen and pioneers. Some fought and died with the British against the French and Indians. Some were killed by Indians during frequent frontier raids on settlers while others helped to explore and expand the frontier boundaries first into southwestern Virginia and eventually into Tennessee Indian Territory. The Looney sons and grandsons fought against the British in the War of Independence.

SOURCES: Website "The Looney Family" and "Looney Family".

 


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Joseph Looney 1805

( Clyde's G-G-G-Grandfather )


Joseph LOONEY
Born: 
March 6, 1805, in Botetourt County, VA
Died:  December 10, 1884 in Buchanan County, VA 
Father: John Looney, Jr.
Mother: Elizabeth Walker

Notes:
Joseph Looney, oldest child of Elizabeth (Walker) and John Looney, Jr., was born March 6, 1805, in Botetourt County, Virginia. He was probably nine years of age when his father's estate was appraised and continued to live with his mother and step father until about 1823, when he, with his brother John, left home to follow their Uncle Robert and his family who had moved from Botetourt to Russell County, a few years before. In 1826, when he deeded his share of his father's inheritance to his step father, William E. Reynolds, he was living in Russell County. He was a Justice of the Peace in this county, in 1832, when he witnessed the deed of his father-in-law, Robert Looney to Harry Smith for 247 acres. Joseph himself purchased 100 acres on Sandy River, near Grundy, Virginia from Robert on December 28, 1832. He died in this part of Buchanan County on December 10, 1884. It should be noted here that the present day Buchanan County was formed in 1858, from Russell and Tazewell Counties and although the land is recorded in Russell County, it actually lies in the present day Buchanan County.

Joseph was married first to Ruthie Shortridge who died after having a family of' three children.  Then on June 14, 1829, in Pike County, Kentucky, he married next his first cousin, Polly Looney. She was the daughter of Robert and Catherine (Stover) Looney, born November 23, 1810. She too died, March 30, 1852, and Joseph was married for the third time on November 3, 1853, to Melissa Shortridge, the sister of his first wife, Ruthie. Joseph was almost 80 years old when he died December 10, 1884, and is buried in a cemetery at Vansant, Virginia. To these three unions,twenty-two children were born. Three by the first marriage, nine by the second marriage and ten by the third marriage.


Joseph married ( 1st )
Ruthie Shortridge
Born: 
Died: 
Father: 
Mother:

Joseph and Ruthie had the following children:

1. Elizabeth (Betty) Looney, born in 1824, in Tazewell (now Buchanan) County, Virginia, died September 24, 1904, in the same area. She was married January 29, 1846, in Vansant, Virginia, to Walter Matney who was born in 1820, in Tazewell County, the son of Walter and Charity (Charlotte) Alatney He died December 12, 1881, in Buchanan County. They were the parents of' eleven children, all born in what is now Buchanan County.

2. Joseph Looney, Jr., born November 26, 1826, was the second child of Joseph, Jr., and Ruthie (Shortridge) Looney. He died September 24, 1898, at Conaway, Virginia He married first, November 17, 1848, in Pike County, Kentucky, to Louisa (Vicey) Childress. She was born about 1831, and was the mother of four children. He married second, to-Lucy (Elswick) Looney, the widow of his first cousin, John Looney. Lucy was born about 1838, and died April 25, 1919, at Big Rock, Virginia. Joseph was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church at Conaway, the church services being held in his home many times. He also was clerk of the congregation for many years. His wives were also members, as well as his sons.

3. John Looney, was probably born in 1827, since he is listed in the 1860 Census, aged thirty-three years of age. He died about 1890, in Pike County, Kentucky, where he lived. He married three wives from this county, the first occurring November 30, 1848, to Mary Ann Childress, the daughter of Flem Childress; the second occurring October 6, 1853, to Emertie Rowe who is believed to be a daughter of' Jacob Rowe; and the third, occurring May 15, 1872, to Elizabeth Bentley_ ~ Jackson, the daughter of' Benjamin and Anna Ramey (Bentley)(Jackson.~) There were two children by the first marriage, nine by the second marriage and four by the third marriage.


Joseph married ( 2nd )
Polly Looney
Born: 
Died: 
Father:  Robert Looney
Mother: Catherine Stover

Joseph and Polly had the following children:

4. William Looney, born March 27, 1830, in Tazewell County, Virginia, (now Buchanan), was the first child of Joseph and his second wife, Polly (Looney) Looney. His marriage May 15, 1856, to Elizabeth Jane Yates, born in 1831, daughter of Richard and Sally Yates, is recorded in the Tazewell County Courthouse. Elizabeth died June 10, 1921. They lived on Slate Creek, near Grundy, and courthouse records show that William served as President of the board of Supervisors for the first meeting after the fire which consumed and destroyed the Buchanan County Courthouse in 1885. They had a family of four children.

5. Henry Looney, born November 24, 1831, in Buchanan County, Virginia, was the i'ifth child of Joseph and the second child of Polly (Looney) Looney. He lived all his life in the Vansant area where he died on March 21, 1897. He was married January 20, 1853, in Tazewell County (now Buchanan), to his first cousin, Elizabeth Looney who was born January 2, 1835, the daughter of John (Jackie) and Cynthia (Deskins) Looney. Elizabeth died December 8, 1914, and is buried at Vansant, Virginia with her husband. Henry was in the Civil War. Both he and Elizabeth were baptized by John Wallis and were members of the Old Primitive Baptist Church at Big Prater. Henry was a Farmer and alter his death, suit was instituted in 1897, to partition his 1296 acres of land among his ten children.

6. Mathias Looney, born June 16, 1833, was married January 17, 1861, in Buchanan County, to Sallie Shortridge who was born June 21, 1841, in the same county. They had eight children.

7. Malinda Looney, born December 21, 1834, died in 1874, in Buchanan County, Virginla. She was the seventh child of Joseph Looney and the fifth child of his second wile, Polly Looney. She was married May 7, 1857, in Tazewell County, Virginia, now Buchanan, to Julius Ratliii who was born in 1834, and died September 27, 1886. He was the son of Abednego and Louisa (Vicey Matney) Ratlili. They had a family of live children, all born in Buchanan County, Virginia.

8. Catherine Looney, born April 16, 1837, was married September 6, 1859, in Buchanan County, Virginia, to John Sherman Ratliff, who was born about 1818, in Tazewell County, Virginia, and probably died in 1891, since the probation of his will began February 18, 1891. John was the son of Richard and Lydia Ratliff. They were the parents of six children.

9. Sarah (Sallie) Looney, born December 14, 1840, died July 21, 1841.

10. Robert Looney, born June 13, 1842, was the tenth child of Joseph and the seventh child of Polly Looney. He probably died in 1914, since his will was probated April 21, 1914. He married Courtney Yates who was born May 6, 1884, and they had a family at six children, all of whom were born in Buchanan County, Virginia.

11. Daniel Looney, born February 5, 1844, the eleventh child of Joseph and the eighth child of' Polly Loony married Amy Yates and they had a family of eleven children.

12. Emoline Looney, born in August of 1848, died in Monroe County, West Virginia, and is buried in Sinks Grove, West Virginia. She was the ninth and last child of Polly Looney. She married Jacob Vandyke who was born March 11, 1849. They were the parents of five children.


Joseph married ( 3rd )
Melissa Shortridge
Born: 
Died: 
Father: 
Mother:

Joseph and Melissa had the following children:

13. James Looney, born August 21, 1856, was the first child of Melissa and Joseph Looney. He married Virginia Yates, first, and had a son, then he married again on June 11, 1894, in Buchanan County, Virginia to Isabel Stanley. He was married for the third time on October 12, 1910, in the same county, to Nancy Margaret Honaker. There were two children by the first marriage and three by the second marriage, but no issue by the third marriage.

14. Silket (Silk) Looney, born December 24, 1855, died May 22, 1939, at Vanaant, Virginia. He was married to Pricy Jane Slone and they had nine children, all born near Vansant, Virginia.

15. Polly Looney, born August 4, 1857, died June 23, 1859.

16. Mary Jane Looney, born March 7, 1859, fourth child of Melissa Looney, was married January 15, 1874, in Buchanan County, to Robert Yates who was born March 25, 1850. They had a family of ten children.

17. Nancy Looney, born March 29, 1861, died March 18, 1862.

18. Miles Harvey Looney, born April 3, 1863, attended medical school in Louisville, Kentucky. His tuition was paid with money he acquired by running timber and rafting logs out of Buchanan County. He came back to the county, and married Lettie C. Slone, who was born August 10, 1865, and they were the parents of fourteen children. Dr. Looney practiced medicine for over thirty years in the Deskins, Leemaster, Prater, Garden Creek, Hurricane and Vansant areas. He traveled on horseback throughout the area, day and night, to care for the sick. During the influenza epidemic of 1918, it is said that he lost only two patients on his list of over three-hundred. Dr. Looney died on January 15, 1920, and was buried at Dry Fork Cemetery located on the property deeded for use as a cemetery by his father.

19. Perlina Looney, born April 7, 1865, the seventh child of Melissa and Joseph Looney, died May 11, 1896, in Buchanan County, Virginia. She was married about 1882, in Buchanan County, to J. L. (Dow) Perkins, who was born March 8, 1858, the son of Harvey and Lucinda Perkins. They had a family of eight children, all born in Buchanan County.

20. Lydia Margaret Looney, born July 1, 1867, died October 1, 1957, was the eighth child of Melissa and Joseph Looney. She was married to John Witt Elswick who was born October 8, 1863, and died February 7, 1931, at Dry Fork on Big Prater Mountain. They had nine children.

21. David Looney, ninth child of Melissa and Joseph Looney, was born on November 20, 1869, at Big Prater Creek, in Buchanan County, and died March 18, 1934, at Coopersville, Ohio, after a long illness. He was married November 8, 1889, to Mary Catherine Vandyke who was born on November 27, 1871, the daughter of Frederick and Nickeytie Vandyke. Mary died May 4, 1951, seventeen years after the death of her husband. David and his wife spent the greater part of their lives at Vansant, Virginia, moving to Ohio in 1917. They were the parents of thirteen children, all born at Vansant, Virginia.

22. Caroline Looney, the last child of Malissa and Joseph Looney, was born February 20, 1872, and died September 27, 1875.


Source: 'Then Along Came Joe - A Walker Family History" - Wilma Walker Dunlap

 


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John Looney Sr. 1732

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John LOONEY Sr. Born: 1732 probably in PA Died: 1817 in Botetourt Co., VA Father: Robert Looney Mother: Elizabeth Looney

John married Ester RENFRO Born: 1739 or 1740 Died: 26 February 1821 in Sinking Creek, VA. Father: Stephen Renfro Sr Mother:

Notes:

Ester is said to have been in 1739 or 1740 the first white female born west of the James River in that part of Virginia that later was to become part of Botetourt County. (Nat’l Intelligencer, Wash., D.C., 12 July 1821.)


John and Ester had the following children:

    • John Looney b. ca 1757.
    • Stephen Looney b. ca 1758.
    • Robert Looney b. ca 1760.
    • Peter Looney b. ca 1761.
    • Jane Looney b. ca 1763.
    • Mary Looney b. ca 1766. Probably the Mary Looney who m. Henry Cartill 4 July 1786. Bond signed by John Looney as witness and surety. (Botetourt Mar. Reg., 30.)
    • Martha Looney b. ca 1769. Married a Cuningham.
    • Possibly a child b. 1773.
    • John Looney Jr. b. 1784 Augusta County Va. He is presumed to be born after the first John died. ( our branch )

Notes:

At the 1810 census of Botetourt County John Looney appears, over 45, with female over 45, living with Robert Looney, 16 to 26, female 16 to 26, and no children; the name of head of household being listed "Jno. & Robt. Looney." On 23 March 1816 John Looney and Esther his wife deeded 315 acres to Robert Looney for 800 pounds. (Botetourt Co. Deeds 12, 98.) On 13 April 1817 a tract of John Looney’s in Botetourt County was divided between his sons David Looney (85 acres) and Joseph Looney (82 acres). (Survey Book 3, 407.) John’s son Robert sold his land and removed from Botetourt at about this time. The name of John Looney is not found in the 1820 census of Botetourt County.

Esther, widow of John Looney, died on 26 February 1821 in her 82d year, on Sinking Creek, Virginia. (Natl. Intellingencer, Washington, D.C., 12 July 1821.)


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John Looney Jr. 1784

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John LOONEY Jr.
Born: 1784 Augusta County VA
Died:
Father: 
John Looney Sr.
Mother: Esther Renfro

John Jr. married
Elizabeth WALKER March 29, 1804, in Botetourt county
Born:   February 5, 1787 in Pennsylvania
Died:
Father:
  George Walker Sr.
Mother: Margaret (Hefner) Walker

Notes for Elizabeth:
Elizabeth (Walker) Looney later, in 1817 married William E. Reynolds.


John Jr. and Elizabeth had the following children:

    • Joseph Looney b. 1 March 1805.

    • John Looney b March 1807.

    • Sarah Looney b. ca 1808; m. (Botetourt bond) 20 June 1829 by George Adams, M.N.S. to Jonathan Givens (Wm. E. Reynolds, Gdn.).

    • William Looney b. ca 1810.



Notes:

John Looney Jr. was born ca 1784, presumably after the death of a younger brother John, and married 29 March 1804 Elizabeth daughter of George Walker Sr. in Botetourt County, Virginia. (Botetourt Mar. Reg. 540; John Helms, minister.)

On 9 June 1807 John Looney Jr. received from his father John Looney Sr., for love and affection and five dollars, 200 acres in the valley of Sinking Creek, mention being made of a corner of the grant to Peter Looney on Stone Run of Craig's Creek. (For plots see Surveyor’s Book 3, 408, 447, 460; Botetourt Deeds 9, 309.)

At the 1810 census of Botetourt County John Looney Jr., aged 26-45, with female 16-26, had 3 males and 1 female all under 10 years.

There is a record of a John (3) Looney serving in the War of 1812 with Robert and Joseph Looney. The Pay Rolls of Militia in the Virginia Archives for the 121st Regiment, Botetourt County, commanded by Colonel James McDowell show that John Walker, Ensign, John Looney, Corp. and "Robert Looney Corp. (or Joseph)" were on the payroll during 11 July to 28 September 1813.

An appraisement and inventory of John’s estate was reported at May Court, 1814. (Botetourt Wills B, 422.) The widow Elizabeth Looney was married to William E. Reynolds (bond 26 June 1817. Botetourt Mar. Reg. 246.) In December 1825 John Looney’s land was divided, naming the heirs.

 


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William Justice 1737

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William JUSTICE
Born:  1737 in Charles City County, Virginia
Died:   1813 in Pike (Floyd) County Kentucky
Father:  John Justice
Mother:  Mary Hogue

William married
Margaret (Peggy) JOHNSON
Born:
   1752 in Pittsylvania, Va
Died:    Unknown in Pike County Kentucky
Father: 
Mother:


William and Margaret had the following children:

      • Mary JUSTICE, b. October 17, 1767, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. 1853, Floyd County, Kentucky; m. JAMES SLOAN.

      • Sarah (Sally) JUSTICE, b. October 17, 1767, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. Pike County, Kentucky; m. GABRIEL PARSONS, November 02, 1796, Pittsylvania, Virginia.

      • George T. JUSTICE, b. 1778, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. Pike County, Kentucky; m. NANCY POLLY SMITH, January 20, 1802, Pittsylvania, Virginia.

      • JOHN JUSTICE, b. 1778, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. 1850, Russell County, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH YOUNG, February 15, 1798, Pittsylvania, Virginia.

      • William JUSTICE, b. 1779, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. 1849, Lawrence County, Kentucky; m. SALLY BLACKBURN, 1821, Floyd County, Kentucky.

      • Ezra Israel JUSTICE, b. 1784, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. 1821, Pike County, Kentucky; m. RHODA ABSHIRE, 1810.

      • Elizabeth JUSTICE, b. March 21, 1785, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. Pike County, Kentucky; m. DAVID POLLEY, March 21, 1805, Pittsylvania, Virginia.

      • Peyton JUSTICE, b. 1784, Pittsylvania, Va; d. August 1862, Pike County, Kentucky.

      • Polly JUSTICE, b. Unknown, Pittsylvania, Virginia; Adopted child.

      • Simeon JUSTICE, b. Unknown, Pittsylvania, Virginia; d. Unknown, Pike County, Kentucky; m. MARY ABSHIRE, 1810, Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes:

 


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William Justice 1625

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William JUSTICE
Born:   1625 in South Hampton, London, England
Died:    February 03, 1663/64 in Weynoke Parish, Charles City Co, Virginia
Father:
Mother:

William married
Mary FRAME 1646, Weynoke Parish, Charles City Co, Virginia
Born:   1635 in Weynoke Parish, Charles City Co, Virginia
Died:    June 03, 1673 in Weynoke Parish, Charles City Co, Virginia
Father:  Capt. Frame
Mother:  Ann Frame


William and Mary had the following children:

      • RALPH JUSTICE, b. 1655, Weynoke Parish, Charles City County, Virginia; d. 1729.

      • JOHN JUSTICE, b. 1656, Westover Parish, Charles City Co, Virginia; d. 1715, Charles City Co, Virginia.

      • JUSTINIAN JUSTICE, b. 1660, Weynoke Parish, Charles City Co, Virginia; d. 1720.

Notes:
Occupation: Member of the "House of Burgesses", Ship Owner "EDWARD" of Bristol, England, and Indentured Servent Manager.

Property: April 26, 1656, James City, Va 1190 Acres (Kittawon Plantation) of land for Importa'con of persons. Later transcribed into Charles City, Va.  House is in National Register of Historic Homes.

Kittiewan 12104 Weyanoke Road

The original property where Kittiewan is sited was given by Chief Opechancanough, half-brother and successor of Chief Powhatan, to Virginia Governor George Yeardley in 1617. At that time, the plantation consisted of over 1,000 acres and was known to native Americans as Kenwan. It now encompasses 700 acres.

The core of the 1 1/2 story colonial plantation house of heart pine was built before 1728. The extraordinary paneling in the main drawing room is considered to be comparable to any of the best in the country.

Several families have occupied Kittiewan. About 1640, William Justice, an active member of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, acquired Kittiewan and it remained in the Justice family until 1768 when Dr. William Rickman bought the plantation. Dr. Rickman was elected Director and Chief Physician of the hospitals in Virginia by the Contintental Congress in 1776, a position he held until 1780. Most recently, Kittiewan was the home of Wilma and Bill Cropper, both of whom are now deceased.  The property is now held by the Archaeological Society of Virginia.

 


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John Justice 1696

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John JUSTICE
Born:   1696 in Charles City Co, Virginia
Died:    1766 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Father:  John Justice
Mother:  Mary Wade

John married
Mary HOGUE 1715 in Charles City Co, Virginia
Born:   1683 in Charles City Co, Virginia
Died:    1778 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Father: 
Mother:


John and Mary had the following children:

  • John JUSTICE, b. 1725, Charles City Co, Virginia; d. 1803, Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

  • Simeon JUSTICE, b. 1727, Charles City Co, Virginia; d. 1783, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH TURLEY.

  • Mary JUSTICE, b. 1730, Charles City Co, Virginia; d. Unknown, Halifax Co, Virginia; m. GEORGE GREEN, Halifax County, Virginia.

  • Thomas JUSTICE, b. 1732, Charles City Co, Virginia; d. 1807, Rutherford County, North Carolinia; m. MARY DYER, Halifax County, Virginia.

  • Alice (Abbie) JUSTICE, b. 1735, Charles City Co, Virginia; d. Unknown, Halifax Co, Virginia; m. THOMAS WATSON, Halifax County, Virginia.

  • William JUSTICE, b. 1737, Charles City County, Virginia; d. 1813, Pike (Floyd) County Kentucky.



Notes:

Will of John Justice, 1776

Will Book 0 p. 206
17 July 1776

Halifax County In The Province Of Virginia
March 11, 1765


In The Name Of God The Last Will Of John Justice Senr.  Being In Health And Sound Memory, Thanks Be To God Almity, And Calling To Rememberance The Onsartin Astate Of This Transatory Life And That All Flesh Must Yield To Dayth, I Do Declare This To Be My Last Will And Testament In Form And Manner Revoking And Annulling By These Presents All And Every Testament And Testaments Will And Wills Heretofore By Me Made And Declared Either By Word Or Writing And This Is To Be Taken By These Presents That I John Justice Senr Give And Bequavath

Unto My Beloved Wife Mary All My Goods And Chattells And All Movables That I Am In Possession Of On Harpin Creek As Long As She Remains My Widow

Likewise Unto My Ezra Justice Three Hundred Acres Of Land And A Mill On It Which Is Now The Home Plas.

Likewise Unto My Son William Justice One Hundred Ackars Of Land Laying On The Pigg River

Likewise Unto My Son John Justice Five Shillings

Unto My Son Simeon Justice Five Shillings And

Unto My Son Thomas Five And

Unto My Daughter Mary, Wife Of George Green, Five Shillings

Likewise Unto My Daughter Alice, Wife To Thomas Watson, Five Shillings.

JOHN JUSTICE

Signed Sealed And Delivered In Presence Of
William Wilchen,
Wm. (his Mark) Adkinson,
John Wilchen

 


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