Brickwall Families of Elliott County
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From: Marjorie Gilliam Wood
From: Roma Perdue
From: Brian Flannery
Daniel Stephens/Stevens b 1815 Hawkins Co TN d aft. 1880 (probable Elliott Co KY) m abt 1834 Dorcas Manes/Manis b abt 1815 (probable Hawkins Co TN) d abt 1846. I have not located afor Daniel & Dorcas Stephens but believe this is the family listed in the 1840 Floyd Co KY census with three children under 10 years of age. I am unsure what happened to Dorcas, she may have died in childbirth.
In 1850, Daniel is remarried to Nancy (Stephens) and is listed on the Morgan Co KY census with children from his 1st marriage (James, Daniel, Stephen, Margaret, Amanda, Solomon) and a daughter from his present marriage (Charlotte). Some say this Nancy is the d/oand Phoebe Runnels and others say her maiden name was Conley and previously married to a Stephens. One record shows her maiden name as Storey. Daniel and Nancy must have divorced as she is located on the 1860 Morgan Co KY census with children Solomon (Daniel & Dorcas son), Charlotte (Daniel & Nancy's daughter), Susan and Rebecca (Daniel & Nancy's children?).
Another child I have listed for Daniel Stephens, but no mother's name is Hamilton "Ham" Stephens. I found this many years ago on an index card at the Sandy Hook Genealogy Library when it was upstairs over the library. The card was filled out by a Lyman Barker and he stated that Hamilton Stephens was a brother to James G. Stephens. James G. was a s/o Daniel Stephens and Dorcas Manes/Manis.
In 1860, Daniel is listed on the Morgan Co KY census with 3rd wife Sarah (Dehart-Henson), 2 children from his 1st marriage (Stephen, Margaret), a son (John) from his present marriage with Sarah, and 3 children (Jane, Catherine, Martha Henson) from Sarah's previous marriage to Lewis Henson.
On the 1870 Elliott Co KY census, Daniel and Sarah are listed with Martha (Sarah & Lewis Henson's daughter ) and John (Daniel & Sarah's son).
I am having trouble determining if this is the correct Daniel on the 1880 Elliott Co KY census as he is listed with a Harriet as his wife and a daughter Rhoda age 15. I don't have a record of this marriage. Daniel Stephens must have died by 1900 as I was unable to locate him on the census. His 3rd wife Sarah died in 1878.
I believe that my Daniel may be the s/o Morgan County records and living very close to Daniel. I believe Gilbert and James may have been brothers (or at the least, very close kin). Daniel named his first born son James Gilbert Stephens. The Gilbert Stephens line has been fairly well researched and they do not list a son named Daniel. I have seen several records online who list James as the father of Daniel, but none can provide any type of documentation - only the fact they lived close together. Not enough for me.........who was in early Hawkins Co TN records. There was an older James Stephens and Gilbert Stephens in early
Daniel Stephens & 1st wife Dorcas Manis/Manes m c 1834
James Gilbert Stephen 1835 - 1912 m Pricey Henson
Daniel Stephens c1838 - aft 1914 m Darinda Gibson?
Stephen Stephens 1842 - 1914 m ????
Margaret Stephens 1845 - ?? m ????
Amanda Stephens 1844 - ?? m ????
Solomon Stephens 1845 - ?? m ????
Andrew Stephens 1846 - 1859
Daniel Stephens & 2nd wife Nancy Stephens-Storey-Conley? m 1848
Charlotte Stephens 1849 - ?? m John Collins
1850 - ?? m Elijah Collins
Rufus Stephens 1852 - 1852
Rebecca Stephens 1857 - ?? m ????
Hamilton Stephens ?? - ?? - m ???? (unknown who the mother of Hamilton was- some say Nancy)
Daniel Stephens & 3rd wife Sarah Dehart-Henson m 1855
John "Whitehorse" Stephens 1855 - 1939 m Eliza Skaggs
My line David Robert Stephens - Thomas Benjamin Stephens - James Gilbert Stephens - Daniel Stephens.
Anyone out there with any connections to this family or if you can add or make corrections, I would love to hear from you and look forward to meeting new cousins!
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From: Missy Jent
My brick wall is Missouri Meadows, she married Elisha Meadows August 7, 1880, in Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky. The marriage record has her surname listed has Workman, but in the 1910 Elliott County Ky Census it list her has being married twice..don't know if Workman was her maiden name or married name the first time she married. I haven't been able to locate any census with her listed has a Workman or Meadows (except for the 1910 Elliott County Census)
I have her death certificate but her parents names isn't known.
From: Marlene Dawson
Francis Anna Fraley, b. 9 Nov 1874 in Elliott County KY to William Fraley and Rosa _____.
She was married first to a man named Arthur Johnson or Johnston. They had 2 children named Everett (b.8 Jan 1887, d. Greenup KY) and Cora (Jul 1889, d. Florida?).
Everett was born in Rowan county KY. Francis Anna can be found in the 1900 census in Scioto OH, and her children are with their grandparents in Morgan KY that year.I am trying to find a marriage record for Arthur Johnson/Johnston and Francis Anna Fraley, and any other information on Arthur Johnson's lineage.
Francis remarried to William Ison Killen. She died in 1926 in Scioto OH.
Arthur Johnson/Johnston died before the 1900 census.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Looking for first wife of Bennett Wellman Johnson, son of John M. Johnson and Josephine Wellman. Bennett and Sarah Jane (either Wells or Adkins)had two sons, Tilsman, b. 1886 and William Harrison b. 1889. Bennett's second wife was Emeline (Emmer) Adkins. Sarah was likely b.1867 and died after birth of youngest son, ca 1889. I would greatly appreciate any information on this 'brick wall'.
I am looking for information on Henry Halcomb. He died in Kentucky after 1895 where he lived in Floyd Co. Kentucky. Could you look in your records to see if he is there? His wife was Martha Medlin Gayhart Halcomb. Thanks Bonnie
I was recently contacted by a gentleman inwho is researching the Stephens line and wondered if he might be related to the Stephens in Elliott Co. I have been searching but so far no luck in matching his line with mine. I told him I would see if you might have something on file at the Historical Society on his family. Here is his line and how he thinks they fit into the STEPHENS of Morgan/Elliott Co.
John Beaver Stephens b abt 1810 (KY orper different records) s/o James & Polly Stephens(according to John's marriage records) m Bidsey Jackson in 1831 Co VA(present day Wayne Co WV).
Jesse Stephens b abt 1820m 21 Feb 1842 Morgan Co KY to Winifred Henson b abt 1820 Clay Co KY. On his marriage license for a second marriage (Mary Polly Adkins) (maiden name Dalton, Mary was previously m to a Henry Adkins) Jesse listed his parents as James and Polly Stephens...the same as John Beaver. When Jesse and Mary married they were in their 60's and didn't have any children. Both were widows. At the time of the 1870 Census Jesse & Winnie had moved to Wayne Co, WV(from Morgan Co KY). This was where John Beaver Stephens was also living.
He believes his John Beaver Stephens of Wayne WV and the Jesse Stephens of Morgan Co KY are related, and possible sons of the older James Stephens who was on early Morgan Co KY census. This James was, I believe the same one who was in early 1800's Hawkins Co TN records and I also believe was the father of my Daniel Stephens.
Thanks Anita and please give my best to your mom and the other ladies at the society.
Like Kim Reynolds,I, too, am researching the Vansant family. Any help on the family of Betsy Vansant would be appreciated (her parents and any other siblings).
Roger C. Ellliott