Craig and Boatman Family
My search starts with James Wilson Craig, B 27 Mar 1783 in Washington Co, PA and Died 5 Aug 1850 in Scott County IN. He is buried in the Craig family Cemetery in Scottsburg. No parentage has been established for him. He had several children, starting with Thomas Craig, B 1805 in (ostensibly) Bourbon Co Ky., died 22 Apr 1843 in Scottsburg Indiana; Henry Boatman Craig B 10 Jul 1807 Bourbon Ky Died 18 May 1857 in Scott County Indiana; Silas Elias Craig, B 1809 Bourbon Ky, D Unk,; James W. Craig Jr B 1810 Kentucky D 3/29/1865 Scottsburg Indiana. There was a girl in between who was rumored to have been born in Scottsburg, but it is hard to believe that they had some kids in Bourbon Co Ky, then one in Scottsburg IN, and then back to Kentucky. There are several more after they come to Scottsburg however.
James Wilson Craig marries Hannah Boatman, daughter of Henry Boatman 5 May 1804, in Bourbon Ky. Hannah is shown to have been born 27 Jul 1872 in Bourbon Co Ky and dies in Scottsburg IN 11 Oct 1852. She is buried next to James Wilson Craig in the Craig Cemetery. Henry Boatman, is shown to have been born in Fauquier VA in 1760, and dies 22 Jun 1825 In Scottsburg IN.
The third part of the puzzle is that James W. Craig Jr, marries a girl by the name of Nancy Wright, B 1814 Ky. There has not been any success in identifying her parents nor place of origin. DNA however has tied myself to a couple of DNA circles where the same folks seem to be showing up. All of them have several folks with the surname of Wright and birthplace of Kentucky, and a James Wright seems to be of the age and have children of the same age as Nancy would have been if her birth year is any where near correct. There is also a Burditt Wright who may be an earlier generation, but I do not have a location on him.
On your web site, there is a very old map, and on section 4 of the map is a Legend. One of the notes of the Legend indicates that a court order of Oct 1783 in Fayette County orders Daniel Boone and others including a John Craig to view and mark out a road or something.
Could this Nancy Wright have been the child of these Wrights? Could they have been in Bourbon County along with the Craigs? Are there any records of the Craig children being born in Bourbon Co? Is there a record of James Wilson Craig and Hannah Boatman's marriage there in Bourbon Co?
Thomas Carter Family
Submitted by Arline
I have questions regarding my relatives below, if not could you please let me know who I might email with my questions or where I can look for myself, I am happy to do the research myself but I am not sure where to go from here. I am looking for:
1. Thomas Carterís (my gggg/grandfather) birth and death dates and place of birth.
2. Thomas Carterís wifeís first name, maiden name, place of birth and death dates.
3. Thomas Carterís parentsí names, dates/place of birth/death.
4. Thomas Carterís wifeís parents with vital information.
Below is the information I have:
Thomas Carter, Sr., was a native of Ireland, and came to America in Colonial days, participating in the War for Independence. Afterwards he settled in Kentucky [Bourbon Co], where he owned a valuable plantation. His seven children were named as follows: Jesse (1800-1856), William (my ggg/grandfather) (1809-1873), Merrill (1804-1887), Thomas (1802-1877), Sallie, Margaret, and Catherine (1808-1888), Emily (1812-1844).
The ancestry of the family in America is traced back to Thomas Carter, who settled in Virginia when this country was still numbered among the colonial possessions of Great Britain. He served in the Continental army, 1777-1780 10th regiment, VA, taking active part in the Revolutionary war, and later he removed to Kentucky, becoming well known as a planter in Bourbon county.
Bourbon County Tax List, 1799
Carter, Thomas 1810 Census Stoner, Bourbon, Kentucky lists a Thomas Carter with 4 males under age 10, 2 males aged 10-15, 1 male age 26-44, 1 female age under 10, and 1 female age 26-44.
More Distillers in County [Bourbon] Court Records
A 75 gallon still with cap and worm, appraised at $50, brought $75 at the sale of Samuel Call near North Middletown in 1818. The successful bidder was John Stewart. His 125 gallon still brought $71.25. Tom Parrish and Thomas Carter bought his mash tubs and Samuel Rash bought the "boyler."
Submitted by Joan 06/26/08
Five children of John and Isabelle Chain were born in Kentucky from about 1794 to 1802 one of which was in Bourbon. This family was from Tyrone Township, Fayette, Pa.
Note from Crystal: January 1795 sale of goods from John Chain to Alexander Brown (Deed Bk C, p. 310-311)
Anselm Clarkson Family
Submitted by Crystal Dingler 11/24/07
Notes from Various Sources:
Anselm CLARKSON was born in Virginia ca 1836, married Ann "Nancy" Unknown (possibly MERIWETHER) in Virginia. He may have been the son of Anselm CLARKSON and Elizabeth BUTTS. Anselm Sr. mentioned his "sons" in his will but left worldly goods to his daughters and youngest son, Julius, presumably having given the other sons their share already.
Popular Clarkson names: Anselm, Julius, Manoah, David, Elizabeth, John, Mourning.
*** MHC 10 Jun 2000
Anselm Clarkson was a soldier in Capt. Samuel Overton's Co. of Rangers in 1755 till legally discharged; served twice as a Sergeant in said company in 1756 till property discharged. Louisa Co, Court, 11 Oct. 1779
Peter Clarkson: soldier in campaign of 1755 in Capt. Saml. Overton's Co. of Rangers, Albemarle Co., VA, court Mar. 1780.
Bartellot Goodman was a soldier in Capt. Sam Overton's Co. of Rangers in 1756 (Fr & Indian War). Both of these men were of Louisa Co., VA. Anselm Clarkson is incuded in the list of other members of this Company, per claims for bounty lands filed in the 1780s. This being the case, this Anselm Clarkson would have been born ca 1736 or possibly earlier. This appears to be an earlier Anselm than any I have seen in other posts, and may be the one you found the will for in Pendleton Co., KY. This may also may explain a different wife's name in the will, and that his children were all adults, some with deceased spouses, or themselves deceased.
*** RG April 2005
"History of Albemarle" p. 289 & 391
Residents emigrated to KY
William Clarkson, Bourbon Co.
Kenza & Sarah (Watts) Stone, Bourbon Co.
James Stone, Bourbon Co.
Nathan and Mildred (Clarkson) Goodman (no place given, but they moved to Bourbon Co. - Mildred was the daughter of Manoah Clarkson of Albemarle and did not move to KY until after 1810)
Anselm Clarkson (no place given, but he and his family moved to Bourbon Co. as well)
Anselm Clarkson is the son of Anselm Clarkson Sr. and Elizabeth Butts.
1780 - Deed Book - Louisa Co., Virginia - Anselm Clarkson served in the military circa 1780 during the Reveolutionary War in Virginia. He sold land Jun 7, 1788 in Louisa Co., Virginia (so noted in the VA Deed Book, Deed Book F, pg 84-90).
If Anselm was the son of Anselm and Elizabeth Butts Clarkson, although not mentioned in the elder Anselm's Will, then he would have been the brother of Julius, Mourning and Elizabeth Clarkson, who also settled in Bourbon Co., KY, in the late 1770's.
1791 "At a Church meeting held at the meeting house at Bryans Third Saturday in April 1791. [Bryan Station Baptist Church is east of Lexington and 8 miles from Clintonville, the area where Julius and Anselm Clarkson lived in 1791.]
After prayer to Almighty God for his divine Blessing. Recd. Ansalem CLARKSON & Ann his Wife. Sarah Rogers and a Negro by the Name of Jerrery Belonging to Mr. Clifton Thomson. Likewise a Negro man named Ned & Negro woman by the Name of Phillis, as the property of Levi Todd, by Letter & Examination..." Anselm's youngest brother Julius and his wife Elizabeth, and unmarried sisters Mary and Mourning Clarkson, had all joined Bryans Station Baptist Church in June 1789. Anselm subsequently moved to the Stoner area of Bourbon Co. and was not on the Fayette Co. tax lists. He was excluded from Bryans Church in 1797 for failing to secure a letter of dismission before moving, but returned to Bryans in October 1800, gave satisfaction and was restored to the Church, then received his letter of dismission (Ann received her letter in Dec. 1799).
Anselm Clarkson appears for the first time on the Bourbon Co, KY, Tax
List in 1792 with no property but
1 m>21; - males 16-21; 5 total blacks; 4 bl >16; 4 horses; 7 cattle
John Clarkson 1 - 5 2 4 6
Willis Clarkson 1 - 3 2 6 10
James Johnson 1 - - - - -
[Son-in-law James Johnson was listed on the 1788 Bourbon Co KY Tax list.]
1800 2nd Census of KY shows Anselm Clarkson
1800, Nov 15: Anselm and Ann Clarkson joined Silas Run Baptist Church by Letter from Bryans Station Baptist Church. Also joining were Anselm's possible son, John Clarkson and his 2nd wife, Angnes LaForce Mahan Clarkson; Anselm's son Charles Clarkson; Anselm's son-in-law Benjamin Jackson; and Anselm's son David and his wife Phebe Clarkson. All received letters of dismission in 1810 when the Church split after a few years of difficulties. The old Silas Run stayed with the Elkhorn Association, and the dissenters received their letters and went to or formed a church with the Licking Association. The case was similar with the Bryans Station Baptist Church and others.
Oct. 16, 1807, William Merriweather and Sarah, his wife, of Jefferson County to Anselm Clarkson of Bourbon, for 1,000 pounds, 1000 acres, part of a survey in the name of William Merriweather of Rock Lick Creek, containing 2436 acres. Recorded: Oct 16, 1807 In Breckinridge Co., KY.
July 16, 1809: Anselm Clarkson and Nancy his wife of Bourbon Co, KY, to Charles Clarkson for $150, 350 acres on Rock Lick Creek. Recorded Boubon Co, KY, Dec. term 1809 and in Breckenridge Co., Sept. 5, 1811.
1810 Stoner, Bourbon Co., KY Census
• Anselm Clarkson M 00001 F00001 7 slaves
nearest neighbors hard to tell as listing is alphabetical, but listed next to Anselm is David Clarkson, son of our Anselm, with his young family
M30001 F 1131
• The other Anselm Clarkson has young children living with them, listed as
M 20101(over 45) F 000121(over 45) 12 slaves. When our Anselm died in 1817, he had 13 slaves, whereas the younger Anselm had 6 slaves in the 1820 census, so my guess is that mine is the 2nd Anselm listed here.
July 16, 1810, Anselm Clarkson and Nancy his wife of Bourbon Co, KY, to Colby Jackson of the same, for $1.00, a 200 acre tract of land in Brecklnridge Co. on the waters of Rock Lick Creek, Recorded July 30, 1810 in Bourbon Co and January 20, 1812, in Breckenridge, Co., KY.
Anselm and Ann Clarkson received a Letter of Dismission dated Aug 13, 1810, from Silas Run Baptist Church [In Aug 1810 members of many Elkhorn Assn. churches broke away to form Licking Baptist Assn. The Clarksons may have been among these, or just disaffected by ongoing difficulties.] According to Spencer, "At the next meeting of the Association, at South Elkhorn, in 1809, there were no messengers from the churches at Bryants, Boones Creek, East Hickman, Elk Lick, Ravens Creek, Mountain Island, Silas, Rock Bridge, Mill Creek and Flat Creek. This showed that a large and influential minority of the Association was grievously, offended.... The ministers who promoted them [the plans for a new Assn.} were John Price, Ambrose Dudley, Joseph Redding, Lewis Corbin, Absalom Bainbridge, and some others whose influence was not so great."
11 Dec 1809, Anselm Clarkson and Nancy, his wife, of Borubon Co to David Clarkson of Borubon Co: For $1, 200 acres on Rock Lick Creek, part of 3000 acres which was a part of William Merriweather's 5436 acre survey. Recorded in Bourbon Co, Dec 11, 1809, and in Breckinridge County, December 25, 2009.
Anselm Clarkson- d.1817 was a brother to Julius Clarkson d. 1831 Bourbon Co. KY. I am descended from Julius' dau. Elizabeth. Anselm and Julius' father was Anslem Clarkson his will was dated 26 Feb 1762 in Louisa County, VA. His mother was Elizabeth Butts Clarkson, who died in Albemarle Co. VA. I have very little information on this family. MC.
Estate of Anselm CLARKSON:
WILL OF ANSLEM CLARKSON OF BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Kentucky County Court Records, Volume III
Deed Book C, Page 249
"aged about 80 years"
• Wife, Nancy - a Negro man named Essex; a Negro woman named Delpha; and a Negro man named Stephen.
• Daughter, Elizabeth Johnson - a Negro woman named Lucinda, and all her increase; plus a boy named Alexander. After the death of my daughter Elizabeth, these 2 Negroes are to be given to the heirs of James Johnson, dec'd, late of Pendleton County. [NOTE: the heirs include Nelson Johnson, nor Elizabeth's child, so highly thought of.]
• Son, David Clarkson - a Negro man named Essex, after the death of my wife; a boy named Joseph; and the man Stephen.
• To the heirs of Nathaniel Parrish, which he had by my daughter, Patsy Parrish.
• Daughter, Nancy Smith - the Negro woman, Delpha; a Negro child Burrel; a Negro girl Matilda; plus 150 acres out of a 1000 acre tract which I hold by deed from Wm Merewether - lying in Breckenridge County, to adjoin my son Charles and Patsy Parrish's heirs, and the heirs of Polly (Polly is then crossed out) Jackson. After the death of Nancy Smith, this property is to go to Nancy's children by Benjamin Smith.
• To the heirs of Nathaniel Parish, that he had by my daughter Patsy Parrish - 150 acres from the 1000 acre tract, to adjoin my sons David and Charles.
• Daughter, Rhoda Jackson - a Negro woman named Winney and two children, Lucinda and Mary.
• Son Charles - a Negro girl named Ester, and a Negro boy named Daniel.
Executors: David Clarkson, John McDonald.
Witnesses: Benjamin Hamilton, James (X) Hamilton. Anslem signs with an (X).
Written November 26, 1816 in Bourbon Co., KY; Probated June 21, 1817 in Pendleton Co., KY, where David Clarkson lived
Children of Anselm and Ann Nancy CLARKSON:
1 Name: Elizabeth CLARKSON
F bir: 1761 VA
mar: 28 Jan 1778 St. James Northam Parish, Louisa Co, VA
to: James JOHNSON ~1755-1808 (he was widower w/ child Nelson Johnson b 1770)
death: Before Sep 1832 probate of her estate, Pendleton Co, KY
children: William 1781-1818, Jeanie More BURNLEY 1783-185?, Patty SMITH1788-after 1832, Nancy 1789-182?, James 1793-1837+, Elizabeth CLARKSON 1800-1850+, Ansel 1801-1877. Many of the descendants lived in NE MO ca 1835-1910.
2 Name: David CLARKSON
M bir: 1762 VA
mar: 13 Jul 1790, Bourbon Co, KY
to: Phebe SMITH Children: Isaac, Patsy, James J., David Jr., Anselm III
resd: 1815 moved from Bourbon Co, KY, to Pendleton Co, KY
children: Isaac S, Patsey, James J., David S., Nancy, Anselm,
David was the executor of Anselm's estate, which was probated in Pendleton Co, because David had moved there. DAR file says David Clarkson served several enlistments 1778-79, under different commands, Virginia troops. In 1833 he applied for a pension. He died in Falmouth, Ky. Phebe received his pension until her death in 1848. Their daughter Patsey Clarkson m. Michael GLAVES 8 Dec. 1817 in Pendleton Co, KY, and eventually moved to Lewis Co, MO with her sons Daniel, William and James and their families. They appear there in the 1860 census. Many of the Johnsons were there as well. Some other researchers believe this was another David Clarkson, but since they lived their final years in Falmouth, Pendleton Co, KY, and named a child James J. (Johnson?) Clarkson, it is most likely our David. David's Revolutionary War service detailed here.
3 Name: Martha "Patsey" CLARKSON
F bir: 1768 VA
mar: 29 Sep 1786 Goochland Co, VA
to: Nathaniel PARRISH (1758-1810) MARRIAGE BONDS IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY, William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2. (Oct., 1899). Bond is signed by Nathaniel Parrish and Anselem Clarkson.
probate; Probate of Nathaniel Parrish's Will; Bourbon Co. Ky.
Will Bk. D p. 136, 137
December Court 1810
Two sons Joel and Zachariah
Dau. Betsy Dykes
Son Nathaniel Parish
Dau. Polly Parish
5 children above named
Whatever is or may be coming to me from my father Joel Parish of Louisa Co. Va.
Whatever may be coming to me from Polly Thomason of N.C. Grandmother to my
children above named.
Item: to each of my other children:viz: Thomas, Calloway, Ansel, Ezekiel,
Sophia, Nancy, Permelia, Ketty, and Eliza Parish - one good bed and furniture,
good horse and bridle as they come of age and marry.
Wife Martha Parish.
Executors wife Martha Parish, John Metcalfe, Beal Marsh
Witnesses: John Payne , Rebecca Payne (her mark), Augustine Eastin
Bourbon Co. court December 1810
death: before 1816 probate of her father's will
children: Thomas, Calloway, Anselm C., William Ezekiel, Sophia, Nancy Moore, Permelia, Catherine, and Louisa Ann "Eliza?" PARRISH.
GUARDIANSHIP: John HUGHES is appointed guardian to Ezek'l, Sophia, Nancy, Panelia, Kitty, and Eliza PARRISH, orphans of Nathaniel PARISH dec'd.
Sureties: Thomas HUGHES, Daniel AYRES. 1 February 1813.
4 Name: Charles CLARKSON
M bir: 1770 VA
mar: 19 Sep 1799 Bourbon Co, KY
to: Probably, Elizabeth MAHAN, daughter of Agnes and John MAHAN. Elizabeth was born in captivity near Montreal after her parents, grandparents and older siblings were captured at Martin's Settlement and taken captive. Charles Clarkson was living in Breckenridge County, KY in 1810, then again in Bourbon Co., KY. Children of Charles and Elizabeth Mahan Clarkson were Anselm E., John M, David Jefferson, Agnes M., Ann H., Eliza, Adeline, Abonade, and Zamira Typhenia Clarkson. It appears that the entire family moved to Indiana by 1831 when marriages begin appearing in La Porte, Scott Co., IN. Elizabeth Mahan Clarkson died after 1870, probably in La Porte, IN.
5 Name: Nancy CLARKSON
F bir: 1772 VA
mar: 25 Mar 1791 Bourbon Co, KY (bond 15 March 1791)
to: Benjamin SMITH - The SMITHs were one of the families that the CLARKSONs frequently married. [This may be the Bourbon Co., KY, marriage listed as Clarkson, Nancy/Smith, Berry March 25, 1791. ]
6 Name: Polly (Rhoda) CLARKSON
F bir: about 1774 VA
mar: 31 July 1800, Bourbon Co., by George Eve
to: Colby JACKSON - Anselm Clarkson deeded to Colby Jackson for $1.00, a tract of land Breckenridge Co. on the waters of Rock Lick Creek, Recorded July 30,1810 in Bourbon Co. By January 20, 1812, Colby Jackson living in Breckenridge, Co.
Children: Likely Anselm Anthony Jackson, who may have lived in Georgia by 1820.
7 Name: John CLARKSON (very likey a son. strongly associated with Charles CLARKSON]
M bir: about 1762 VA
mar1: July 19, 1791 Bourbon Co., KY
to: Catherine Hoyle, daughter of Elizabeth Hoyle
Children: Samuel H.B. b. 1792; Elizabeth b. 1795; Caty b. 1797
mar: July 24, 1799 Bourbon Co., KY
to: Agnes (La Force) Mahan (b. Nov 10, 1760, d. after 1810) widow of John Mahan, mother of Elizabeth Mahan who married Charles CLARKSON. Agnes, with her husband John Mahan and several children, were survivors of the attack on Martin's Station and forced march to Canada.
death: John Clarkson's estate was probated in Bourbon county in 1804, listing him as 42 yrs old, with wife Agness, to John Mahan when of age; children Samuel, Elizabeth and Katy. Care of children until of age, Agness Clarkson; witnesses, Chas Clarkson, William Mahan and Jno. Wells. Source: Bourbon Co., Will Bk B, p. 254.
• Support of theory that John Clarkson was a son of Anselm and Ann Nancy Clarkson: 1) strong association with Charles Clarkson; 2) John, Charles and David Clarkson were all baptized into the Silas Run Baptist Church in 1800, and apparently all listed together, 3) John and Charles Clarkson married mother and daughter, Agnes and Elizabeth Mahan; 4) DEED ABSTRACTS, COURT ORDERS, SUITS, BOURBON COUNTY, RECORDS FROM ORDER BOOKS, p. 99, October Court, 1798 (99?), Rainy [Rene] and Elizabeth Mahan, orphans of John Mahan, chose John Clarkson as their guardian, and Anselm Clarkson was surity; same date, John Clarkson ordered that Agnes Mahan, now wife of John Clarkson, former widow of John Mahan, receive her dower from John Mahan's estate with Charles Smith, John Smith and David Clarkson, any two of whom, to divide the estate.
• Against the theory that John Clarkson was a son of Anselm and Ann Nancy Clarkson: John Clarkson's estate lists 3 children, Samuel, Elizabeth and Katy. If these were John Clarkson's children, they would presumably have been in Anselm Clarkson's Will unless all three had died, which seems unlikely. If they were Agnes Mahan's children, there is no record of John Clarkson becoming their guardian, as with the other Mahan children, and the Mahan last name is not listed in John Clarkson's estate settlement. More research needed. Does anyone have another theory or proofs?
William Collins Family