Bourbon County, KY
   Family Histories

Compiled by James G. Faulconer

The Hagans of this study came from Ireland in the early 1800s.  The name was originally O'Hagan, and came from the gaelic, meanic "fire."  The "O" was dropped from the name in this country.  Tullaghoge, in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, is the home of many in the Hagan clan, but the monument of James Hagan, noted below, says that he was born in County Derry. 

W.H. Perrin's History of Scott, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, tells briefly of two Hagan brothers who came to this country, one settling in Bourbon County:   (page 503)

      Cassandra (Boulden) married P. Hagan, whose brother, Dr. Hagan, and editor of a paper, at Natchez, was killed in a duel, resulting from some article published in   his paper.  Hagan removed to St. Charles, Mo., and was drowned from a steamboat while on a trip with horses to Kentucky.  His widow returned to Kentucky and afterward married John K. Ashurst, of Bourbon.

Here is further information about the three brothers:

1.  William Hagan, according to family lore, settled in New York and raised a family there.

2.  Patrick Hagan settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  More later.

3.  James Franklin Hagan was born about 1804/5.  Quite possibly he arrived in Philadelphia on the ship, Lord Gaugh, on August 12, 1830.  His age was listed as 26, and his occupation as a laborer.  He lived for a time in Philadelphia, studied as a physician, and then went to Mississippi.  He became wealthy, and became editor of  the Vicksburg Sentinel.  He never married.  Perrin said that James was killed in a duel, but as noted below, James was unarmed at the time.  Here are excerpts of newspapers of Mississippi, found in Wiltshire's Marriages & Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers.

      Independent Democrat, Canton, Miss., June 10, 1843.  Dr. Hagen, the distinguished editor of the Vicksburg Sentinel, was killed on Wednesday last in a     street fight with D.W. Adams, Esq., of Jackson.  The cause of the quarrel between   the parties was an article which appeared in a recent number of Dr. Hagan's paper and which Mr. Adams conceived to be derogatory to the character of his father,   Hon. George Adams, late judge of the U.S. Court of Mississippi.

      Vicksburg Daily Whig, June 15, 1843.  Dr. James Hagan, 38 years, shot with    pistol.

      Panola Weekly Register, Panola County, July 15, 1843.  It will be seen by a   paragraph which we copy from the New Orleans Courier of the 10th, that Dr. James Hagan, the editor of The Vicksburg Sentinel, was killed in that city by a son    of Judge Adams on the 7th, the Dr. being unarmed at the time.  Dr. H. was a for a    number of years a resident of this city.

      The Hornet, Carrollton, July 14, 1843.  Daniel W. Adams, the unfortunate young gentleman who killed Dr. Hagan in a street fight, asks of the public the justice and charity to discard from their minds and feelings the foul falsehoods and imprecations that have been made against him.  He is now held in durance, and at the proper time will be tried by the laws and constituted tribulals of his country.

James Hagan had quite a following, and was deeply mourned.  Some $10,000 was raised to erect a monument in his honor.  The stone in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg has this inscription:  "Sacred in the memory of James Hagan M.D.  A native of County Derry, Ireland.   By adoption a citizen of the U.S.  He departed this life on the 6th day of June 1843, aged 38 years.  A martyr to his devotion to the rights and interests of the people, and his uncompromising vigilance and zeal, in detecting and exposing the usurpations and corruptions of place and power."  In 1998, William Hagan, a descendant of Patrick Hagan, had the stone re-erected and restored to prominence.

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Patrick Hagan was born about 1800 in Ireland.  Possibly he arrived in Philadelphia on the ship, Woodthrup Sims, on August 1, 1818.  He lived for a time in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  There he married Cassandra Jane Boulden, daughter of Thomas Boulden, on November 15, 1829, near Millersburg at the edge of Nicholas County.  Rev. Robert M. Battson of Carlisle officiated.  They moved to Missouri, and Patrick and Cassandra were listed in the 1830 Census of Lincoln County.  Patrick drowned near St. Charles, probably in the Missouri River, on April 15, 1836.  As Perrin noted, he was trying to get some horses across the river.  The body was never recovered.  Cassandra and the children returned to Bourbon County.  The 1850 census there lists her, age 43, but not the children. (p. 235)  Later she remarried, this time to John Kennedy Ashurst, on October 15, 1851.  She died on September 25, 1884.  Here are the two children of Patrick and Cassandra Boulden Hagan:

1.  James Thomas Hagan was born on April 25, 1831.  More later.

2.  William Kelly Hagan was born on March 17, 1833.  He was killed by a horse on August 17, 1851.

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James Thomas Hagan was born on April 25, 1831, in Lincoln County, Missouri.  He married Annie Eliza Talbott on February 11, 1858, in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  The marriage bond notes that he was 26, born in Lincoln County, Missouri, and a resident of Bath County.  She was 18, and born in Bourbon County.  Annie was the daughter of Louis and Sarah Divine Jones Talbott of Bourbon County, and was born on March 19, 1840.  According to family records, she attended the Flowerdale Academy.  They were married by Rev. William Giltner in the bedroom of Annie Talbott's mother, Sarah, at Pleasant Hill Plantation.  Sarah was in bed at the time with a broken arm, sustained when she was thrown from a horse, while carrying a basket of dishes at the Friendship Baptist Church near Winchester.  James and Annie Hagan farmed and reared their family. Between 1860 and 1876 they lived in Clark County.  The 1860 Clark County Census, page 813, gives this brief information:

      James T. Hagan  29  M   Mo.
      Ann E.         "     20   F    Ky.

The 1870 Clark County Census, page 108-109, indicates that they were living in the Winchester District, near the Bourbon County line, and adds this information:

      James T. Hagan  39  Farmer  10,500   2280  Ky.
      Ann          "      30                         "
      Lewis        "        8                              "
      William        "       6                             "
      Charles        "       4                             "
      Leslie           "       2                                "
      Ware           "       1                             "

Shortly thereafter, they moved to Bourbon County, about three miles east of Clintonville, where they purchased a farm, called Maple Grove.  Their large frame house was built in 1850.  James died on April 26, 1896, after falling off a ladder.  He must have lingered a couple days after the accident, for he wrote his will on April 24.  Here is a copy of his will as recorded in the courthouse:

      I  James T. Hagan of the County of Bourbon, State of Kentucky do make this my       last will and testament.

      First that all my just debts be paid, after which whatever is left of my state I give       & bequeath the whole to my beloved wife Anna to do as she pleases with.  If any       thing remains at her death I will it be divided equally between my children except       Lewis, William & Charles, all of whom have had more than their share of my    estate.  I hereby named my beloved wife Anna Executrix without bond.

      In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 24 day of April of 1896.

                                                             James T. Hagan

      Signed & acknowledged by James T. Hagan in our presence.

                                                       Geo. W. Morrow
                                                        Leslie Hagan

Annie lived for many more years, and died on January 14, 1934, at the Maple Grove farm.  Both are buried in the Clintonville Cemetery.

Here is a copy of Annie's obituary, probably from the Paris newspaper:

Mrs. Annie E. Hagan
Dies Near Clintonville

      Mrs. Annie E. Hagan, one of Bourbon County's oldest and sweetest characters, died at her home Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock after a short illness.  She had     been very active for one of her years and up to almost the last had helped her    daughters in housekeeping.  Mrs. Hagan was a native of Bourbon County born at the place now owned by Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Stephenson, 3 1/2 miles north of Clintonville on the Paris Road, on March 19, 1840. Had she lived to that date she      would have been 94 years of age.

      She was the widow of the late James T. Hagan, successful farmer and for many years a valued member of the Bourbon Fiscal Court who died about forty years    ago.  She was the daughter of Louis Talbott and Sarah Jones Talbott, was of a       family of four, two brothers, W. Thomas Talbott, Paris, Nicholas Talbott, Kansas      City, Mo., who died in November, and one sister, Mrs. W.A. Bacon (Belle      Talbott), Paris, who died several years ago.  Mrs. Hagan being the last survivor.

      Mrs Hagan was the mother of fourteen children, eight of whom survive:  L.V. and       Miss Sannie Hagan, who resided with their mother, Charles, Ware, Thomas       Hagan, Mrs. W.L. Walter, all of Winchester, Mrs. W.L. Crimm,  Lexington, Ky.,        and Speed Hagan, Detroit, Michigan.  There survive also four grandsons, three     grand-daughters and five great-grandchildren.

      The funeral services were held at her late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30       o'clock, conducted by Rev. F.M. Stroker, pastor Clintonville Christian Church,      and Dr. Hugh McClellan, pastor Winchester Christian Church.  Burial in      Clintonville cemetery.  The active pallbearers:  J.W. Bacon, N. Ford Brent, Geo.     Batterton, William Crim, Dr. W.L. Walter, J.T. Estes, E.P. Weathers, Kelley    Haley, Thomas Crawford, Rev. Newt Shropshire, Larry Buchanan.

Here, then, are the childen of James T. and Annie Elizabeth Talbott Hagan:

1.  A daughter died in infancy.
2.  Infant son, a twin, died in infancy.
3.  Infant son, a twin, died in infancy.

4.  Louis Talbott Hagan was born on June 19, 1862, in Clark County.  He married Lyda Reynolds on October 4, 1893, in Bourbon County.  The minister was J.J. Spencer, witnesses were J.M. Rash and B.E. Bean.  L.H. Reynolds, father of the bride, gave his consent.   Lyda was born in 1872.  Louis invented the Sanitary Gas Grate, Belt Shift, a gas engine and other products.  He ran the Hagan Brothers Machine Shop and a lumber yard in Winchester until his death.  The Hagan Gas Engine, was used widely in the oil fields of Texas during the early part of the century.  They also made the Hagan Gas Grate, still found in homes in Winchester.  Louis and Lyda did not have any children of their own, but reared as a daughter Zerelda McKinney Waller.  “Rella” was born on May 20, 1902, the eighth child of Charles and Lou Hamilton Waller, friends of the Hagans.  The mother died in 1904, and the children were parceled out to relatives and friends.   Louis built and lived in the “Hagan House” on Lexington Avenue.  He died on December 2, 1917.  Lyda died on April 26, 1930.  They are buried in the Winchester Cemetery.  (See obituary)

5.  William Kelly Hagan was born on October 21, 1864, in Clark County.  He was an architect, and designed, among other things, the First Christian Church of North Middletown.  William married Etta Flournoy Bean, daughter of Dr. D.B. Bean,  on October 4, 1893, the same day as the marriage of his brother Louis.   The minister was J.S. Sweeney, witnesses were Henry Smith and Will Talbott.  B.E. Bean gave consent for his daughter.  William and Etta had two children:  Nellie Hagan was accidentally killed by a gun at age seven.  Flournoy Garth Hagan was born on July 12, 1896, in Winchester.  He married Ruby Elder on December 10, 1923, in Bourbon County.  He also became an architect.  Will Hagan died on May 20, 1919.  (See obituary)  Etta died on May 15, 1953, in Fayette County, age 78 years.

6.  Charles Hagan was born on April 7, 1866, in Clark County.  He married Margaret H. Lowe of North Middletown on November 6, 1895.  The minister was J.S. Sweeney and witnesses were Walter Rice and Ashton Gilkey.  W.T. Talbot was Bondsman.  Margaret was born in 1866.  Charles was part owner of the Hagan machine shop in Winchester, and built and lived in their home at 274 South Main Street.  No children.  They were both active in the First Christian Church.  Margaret died on December 8, 1949; and Charles died on April 11, 1951.  Both are buried in the Winchester Cemetery.  (See obituary)

7.  Leslie Vernon Hagan, Sr. was born on November 30, 1867, in Clark County.  He married Ella Frances Reynolds on November 30, 1910; and they had one son, L.V. Hagan, Jr.  Leslie Sr. acquired Maple Grove, their 230 acre farm, in 1934.  It is about three miles east of Clintonville, and this is where they lived until their deaths.  Leslie Sr. died on April 7, 1956.  The son, L.V. Jr., was born on December 30, 1918, majored in history at Transylvania College.  He married Mary Elizabeth Thatcher, who was born on January 7, 1917, in Alexandria, Campbell County.  L.V. Jr. did extensive genealogy, collecting many of these family records.  He died three years before his father, on July 29, 1953, at age 34, after using insecticide on some fruit trees at the family farm.  Ella Reynolds Hagan died on March 11, 1964, age 89.   All three are buried in the Paris Cemetery.  (See obituaries)

8.  Ware Jones Hagan was born on March 8, 1869.  He married Elizabeth Scott, who was born in 1872.  He also worked in the Hagan machine shop in Winchester, and also did some carpentry.  No children.  Ware died on August 6, 1940, and Elizabeth died on December 13, 1962.  Both are buried in the Winchester Cemetery.  (See obituary)

9.  Thomas Hagan was born on September 29, 1870.  He married Etta Crim in 1895.  She was born on May 16, 1868.  Tom was also part owner of the Hagan machine shop in Winchester.  He also did cabinet making, and was an excellent craftsman.  Tom and Etta had two children, Archibald “Arch” Barkley Hagan and David Vernon Hagan.  Etta died on March 5, 1946; and Tom died on August 12, 1964.  Both are buried in the Winchester Cemetery.  (See obituary)

10.  Sannie Belle Hagan was born on November 18, 1872.  She was named for two aunts:  Mollie Cassandra Talbott and Ariabelle Talbott Bacon.  Sannie never married, and lived with her brother Leslie on the family farm.  She died on August 8, 1944, and is buried in the Clintonville Cemetery.  (See obituary)

11.  Rosalie Hagan was born on September 11, 1874.  She married William Louis Crim on December 28, 1903.  The minister was W.H. Felix and witnesses were W.W. Healy and Thomas Hagan.  The Crims settled in Lexington.  They had infant twins who died, and had one daughter, Mabel.  Mabel married (1) Gano W. Little and (2) Marvin N. Kays.  Rosalie died on July 27, 1956.  (See obituary)  Louis Crim died of gall stones on November 1, 1937.

12.  Nettie Hagan was born on July 11, 1876.  She attended the girls school in Winchester, as did all her sisters.  She married (1) Thomas Wilkerson Brock on April 15, 1899, in Cincinnati; and they had two daughters, Viola and Anabel.  After the death of Tom Brock, Nettie married (2) Dr. Winfrey L. Walter.  They lived on Burns Avenue.  In her latter years she suffered from crippling arthritis, and died on January 3, 1937.  She and Tom are buried in the Winchester Cemetery.  Nettie and Tom Brock were grandparents of this writer.  (See obituary)

13.  Bessie Hagan was born on January 20, 1878.  She married James Martin McDonald on April 25, 1906, in Bourbon County.  The minister was W.S. Willis, and witnesses were Sam Weathers and Kelly Healy.  Leslie Hagan posted the bond.  No children.  Bessie died on March 20, 1929.  (See obituary)

14.  Speed S. Hagan was born on February 1, 1882.  He was in the Marine Corp during World War I.   He married (1) Effay Winters of Detroit, and (2) Florence Elizabeth Clayton Van Tassel of Pennsylvania.  There were no children.  Speed was a machinist in Flint, Michigan.  He died in December 1956.  (See obituary)

15.  James Boulden Hagan was born on July 7, 1883.  He died as a child on January 2, 1889; and is buried in the Clintonville Cemetery.

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Many of the Hagan records used in this study were collected by the late L.V. Hagan, Jr.  This writer has used that as a basis for further research.  Compiled by James G. Faulconer, 5200 Oakbrooke Drive, Kettering, OH 45440.  May 4, 2001.  (

Contributed by Jim Faulconer (

The Jones family is most plentiful, and therefore difficult to trace.  Yet the line we are tracing begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and that narrows down the search.  There is no proof of the early connections, but here is our best guess.

On July 18, 1772, William Beverley sold his land in Spotsylvania County to Alexander Spotswood.  Here is an abstract by Crozier:

William Beverley of King and Queen Co. to the Honorable Alexander Spotswood,       
Esqr., Governor of Va.  “Whereas the sd. Alexr. Spotswood and Robert Beverley        
of the Co. of King and Queen, Gentle., Decd., and Thomas Jones of Wmburg.,     
Merchant., did enter into a copartnership for the carrying on the design of melting          
and casting of iron, and for that purpose the sd. Beverley and Jones by patent         
bearing date Feby. 20, 1719, did obtain a grant of 15,000 a. of land in Spts. Co., formerly part of Essex Co., commonly called or known by the name of the        

Ironmine Land,” etc., Robert Beverley’s share be devised and bequeathed to the            
sd. Wm. Beverley, by his last will and testament, the sd., Wm. Beverley disposing      
of it by this deed to Spotswood for L180 6s. 8d. ster. and L390 1 1/2d. curr.    

Witnesses: John Waller, R. Booker, Jno. Quarles.  Rec. Decr. 4, 1722.

Quite likely the Thomas Jones, who owned land in Spotsylvania County in those early days, was the first Jones of this line.  His wife and children are unknown, but we suspect that one son was James Jones.

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James Jones was mentioned briefly in this abstract by Crozier:

            Oct. 23, 1734.  Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to James Jones, Senr. Lease of 200       
a. in St. Mark’s Parish, Spts. Co., on S. side Rapidan--part of tract granted sd.            
Spotswood and called Spts. tract, etc.  “Thomas Jones and James Jones sons of sd.           
James Jones, Senr., etc.  John Grame, Tho. Sims, William  x  Morton.  Nov. 5,            

            Oct. 6, 1741.  James Jones planter, and Mary, his wife, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.,     
to Joseph Hawkins, planter, of same Par. and county.  L10 curr. 200 a. in Spts.      
Co.  Larkin Chew, Isaac Darnell.  Oct. 6, 1741.

In all likihood, James Jones was married to Mary Sharp, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Sharp of Spotsylvania County.  Stephen wrote his will on March 12, 1735, and it was proved on June 3, 1735.  In it he mentioned his wife and executor, Elizabeth Sharp; Hoke Grayson; Mary Jones; Elizabeth James; and John Grayson.

Here, then, are the probable children of James Jones:

1.  Thomas Jones died in 1778, and Elizabeth Jones, widow, was named administrator.  More below.  

2.  James Jones.

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Thomas Jones, son of James and Mary Sharp Jones, lived out his life in Spotsylvania County, but the records on him are scant indeed.  He died in 1778, and his wife, Elizabeth, was named administrator.  W.H. Perrin mentions him in a biographical sketch on Thomas Jones, a descendant, in the History of Scott, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, page 474:  “James Jones who was born about the year 1758, in Spottsylvania County, Va., son of Thomas Jones, a Virginian;  James Jones was a Revolutionary soldier, also his brother, William, who was present at the surrender of Cornwallis.”  This, then tells us of two sons of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones of Spotsylvania County.  Circumstantial evidence suggests another brother as well, and we list him also:

1.  James Jones.  More below.

2.  William Jones, a Revolutionary Soldier.  It is possible that he settled in Clermont County, Ohio.

3.  Thomas Jones was born on March 6, 1757, was in the Revolutionary War, and married Nancy Ann Hawkins, daughter of John Hawkins in Spotsylvania County.  Virginia D. McComas of Tacoma, Washington, has done extensive research on the Jones, and suggests that he was possibly a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, and brother to James and William.  His enlistment in 1776 was in Frederick County “where I then resided.”  Thomas lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1832; and applied for his Revolutionary War Pension. He died by July 1, 1833.

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James Jones, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, was born about 1758, according to the sketch by Perrin.  The sketch goes on to say that James married “Sally Schooler, also a native of the Old Dominion.”  This marriage took place in St. George’s Church in Fredericksburg on August 17, 1782, according to the records there.  Sally was Salathial Schooler, daughter of Benjamin and ? Devine Schooler of Spotsylvania County.  James was a Revolutionary soldier, according to Perrin.  Perrin added that James Jones “was a farmer, and raised a family of ten children--eleven being born; the educational advantages afforded the family were very poor indeed.”  L.V. Hagan, Jr., a descendant, wrote in 1953, “James Jones was put in the Revolution at Yorktown under Washington; he migrated to Kentucky, locating (on Baughman’s Creek near Athens) in Fayette County in 1789 moving to Bourbon County in 1799; he (and wife) joined Stoney Point Regular Baptist Church, 1837; he acquired about 800 acres of land at Jones Crossroad in Bourbon County; and he had a small cigar factory in Clintonville.”  In 1883, on the back of a Thomas Jones funeral ticket, Cynthia Rebecca Jones Wright (1842-1915) wrote, “The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Oct. 19, 1781 - my great-grandfather, James Jones and his brother William Jones were there - also my great-grandfather, Benj. Penn, went through the Revolutionary War.”

We should note at this point that the late L.V. Hagan, Jr., of Bourbon County, Kentucky, believed and wrote that James Jones was born in North Carolina.  We believe L.V. was confused by the fact that Bourbon County had two James Jones, both of whom had fathers by the name of Thomas.  Virginia McComas’ research refutes Mr. Hagan’s claim that James’ father, Thomas, is the one who married Affia Ashurst from North Carolina, and died in Bourbon County in 1813.  According to depositions in the Bourbon County Court, regarding land suits, that particular Thomas Jones was born in 1745.  This would make him an unlikely candidate to father James in 1758!  Mr. Hagan’s research on the children of James Jones, utilizing family and Bible records, seems much more reliable.

James Jones wrote his will in 1835, and it was proved in 1839 as follows:

In the name of God, Amen.  I James Jones of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky, being weak in body, but of sound disposing mind,and knowing the uncertainty of life, and certainty of death, do make, ordain and publish this, my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others, or former Wills.

            First I recommend my soul to God that gave it, and that my body should be      
decently buried.

            Second.  It is my will and desire that first my Executor hereafter to be named,   
shall, out of the proceeds of estate, pay all my just debts.

            Third.  I will and bequeath to my loving wife, Sally Jones, the plantation on which          
I now live, a negro man, Tom and his wife Plucky (?), two horses, two milch      
cows, one bed and furniture, two pair of gear, two ploughs, and such other articles        
of household and kitchen furniture, and part of the stock of hogs as she choose to         
take or keep.  These articles, with Land and Negroes, is given during her natural           
life for a support and maintainance.

            Fourth.  I will and bequeath to daughter, Patsy Foster, three hundred dollars in cash, out of my Estate, to make her equal to my married children.

            Fifth.  I will and bequeath to my two daughters, Polly and Betsey Jones, that are           
now living, with eight hundred dollars in cash, to be equally divided between them,    
and also the bedsteads, bed clothing, trunks, one small table, two (?) and some         
other articles known to be theirs; and it is my desire that my Executors shall deliver       
over to them those articles without any appraisement, as part of my estate.

            Sixth.  It is my will and desire that the balance of my personal property and slaves         
shall be sold at public auction and after paying the legacies heretofore made, be          
equally divided amongst all my children and heirs then living.

            Seventh.  My will is, after the death of my wife Sally Jones, that the farm on which        
I now live, the negroes that I have also given to my wife, and all property she may     
have at her decease in possession, may be sold at public auction on such time as     
my executors shall think advisable and that they shall have full power to make   
complete and amply titles for the same, to the purchasors thereof respectively; and           
the money arising from such sale to be equally divided amonst my children and            
heirs, to wit: Whorton Jones, William Jones, Patsey Foster, Nancy Ashurst,      
Thomas Jones, Polly Jones, Sally Talbott and Betsey Jones.

            Lastly, I nominate and appoint my three sons to wit Wharton Jones, William Jones        
and Thomas Jones Executors of this my last will and testament.

            In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 15th            
day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and thirty five.

            Signed, sealed and acknowledged                                             his
            in the presence of us                                                  James    X    Jones
            William Young                                                                       mark
            John Hildreth
            James F. Hildreth

            At the July term of the County Court of Bourbon County, Kentucky, on the first           
day of July 1839.  This last will and testament of James Jones, deceased was         
proved in open court by the oath of John Hildreth, an attesting witness (?) and            
being sworn to by Thomas Jones and William Jones, two of the Executors therein         
named, is ordered to record.  Witness Thomas P. Smith, Clerk of said Court, the date above.

James Jones died on June 3, 1839.  “The Western Citizen” of Paris noted on June 7 that James Jones died “on Monday last,” aged 81 years.  This corresponds with what Perrin wrote, that James Jones was born about 1858.

Salathial Schooler Jones died on April 8, 1850, at the home of her daughter, Sarah Talbott, on Paris Pike near Clintonville.  “The Western Citizen” noted that she was aged 89 years, 4 months and 12 days; and that she was a member of the Particular Baptist Church for 70 years.  Salathial and James were buried in the James Jones graveyard on the farm owned in 1954 by William Stipp, Sr., west of the intersection of Clintonville and Ironworks Roads.  A nearby grave is that of Mary W. Jones, an unmarried daughter.

Here, then, are the children of James and Salathial “Sally” Schooler Jones, according to the will and other records:

1.  Wharton Jones was born on May 21, 1783, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The name “Wharton” goes back to the Wharton/Schooler marriage of Salathial’s grandparents. Wharton married Cassandra Talbott on February 1, 1806, in Bourbon County.  She was the daughter of Captain John Talbott of West River County, now probably Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  In 1816 Wharton joined the Stoney Point Regular Baptist Church.  He died on July 21, 1845, at Jones Cross Roads.

2.  William Schooler Jones was born on December 14, 1784, in Fredricksburg, Virginia.  He married Nancy Ashurst on May 20, 1819, in Bourbon County, and died on May 15, 1846, near Middletown.  “The Western Citizen” of May 22, 1846, noted his death “after an illness of five weeks, W.S. Jones, aged 62 years.  Born and raised in Bourbon County.  Soldier in the last war in Col. Johnson’s Regiment.”  He is the ancestor of the Middletown, Kentucky, Jones family.

3.  Patsy Schooler Jones was born on April 23, 1787, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  She married (1) Jessie Foster on August 5, 1822, in Bourbon County.  Wharton Jones was bondsman.  She married (2) John Hodge Esq. on March 25, 1836.  She died on August  15, 1845, at Stoney Point.

4.  Nancy B. Jones was born on December 10, 1789, on Baughman’s Creek in Fayette County.  She married Robert Ashurst on June 24, 1822, at Jones Cross Roads, in Bourbon County.  James Jones was bondsman.  She died on November 11, 1881, in Georgetown, Kentucky.

5.  Thomas Jones was born on January 19, 1792, on Baughman’s Creek, near Athens, in Fayette County.  He was a soldier in the War of 1812.  He married Patsy Ashurst of North Middletown, in Bourbon County, on January 19, 1814.  He died on July 26, 1883, in Paris, Kentucky.  W.H. Perrin tells more of him and his family in the sketch referred to above.  “The Western Citizen,” of February 13, 1863, noted that Patsy died on February 8, aged 68, of pneumonia.

6.  John Jones was born on April 10, 1794, at Jones Cross Roads, Bourbon County.  He married Paulina “Plyny” Ashurst, and died on October 17, 1819.  No children.

7.  Mary Ware “Polly” Jones was born on February 26, 1797, at Jones Cross Roads.  She joined the Stoney Point Baptist Church in 1836, but withdrew “in haste and indignation in 1859.”  She never married, and died on November 24, 1882, in Clark County.  She is buried with her parents in the Jones graveyard.

8.  Benjamin Jones was born on September 13, 1799.  He married Amanda Hall; and died on September 14, 1824, leaving 7 children.

9.  Sarah Devine Jones was born on January 10, 1802.  She married Louis Talbott, son of Nicholas and Aria Kennedy Talbott, on January 26, 1832.  Sarah died on September 21, 1891; and Louis died on April 6, 1847.  They are buried in the Paris Cemetery.  They are the ancestors of this writer.  For more, see this writer’s work on the Talbotts.

10.  Elizabethann “Betsey” Jones was born on April 3, 1804, near Clintonville.  She married Robert Ashurst on September 13, 1841; and died on June 5, 1895.

11.  Rebecca Howerton Jones died as an infant.

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This writer is grateful for the research of L.V. Hagan, Jr.; Virginia D. McComas, Elizabeth Schooler Watkins, Mary Elizabeth Hagan-Bowman and William R. McCann.

Compiled by James G. Faulconer, 5200 Oakbrooke Drive, Kettering, OH 45440.  (  January 20, 2000.


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