The Kyle Family

From Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky

The Kyle Family

The early records of Washington County are pregnant with entries relating to this family.  They concern chiefly the Rev. Thomas Kyle.

The Rev. Thomas Kyle, a native of Pennsylvania, was born in 1757.  He was a soldier in the Revolution and it is said that he once sat with George Washington in the Masonic lodge.  As a soldier he was wounded by a sabre in the hands of a British officer and he carried the scar on his head as a token of the war in which he had participated.

After studying medicine with Dr. Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia, Thomas Kyle emigrated to Kentucky and settled in Washington County in 1790, and here he co-mingled the practice of medicine with preaching, for he was a minister of the Methodist Church as well as a physician.

We surmise that in Pennsylvania the Rev. Kyle and the Rev. Jesse Head were associated.  Kyle came to Washington County in 1790, and it may have been through his acquaintanceship with Head in their native state that the man who was later to marry Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks was influenced by his friend, already in Washington County, Kentucky, to come on about the year 1795.  Both men were Methodists and both were active as pioneer preachers of that faith in Kentucky.

After a sojourn of 8 years in Washington County, Thomas Kyle moved to Mercer County where he died June 26, 1846.  His children were John, Andrew G., Matthew, Jane and Rebecca.  Andrew G., was born in Washington County in 1796 and at the age of 6two years removed with his parents to the County of Mercer.  He married Jane, daughter of John Glover, of Mercer County, and had two sons, Thomas A. and John G.  The latter became a prominent lawyer and was an ardent supporter of General Grant in the presidential races of 1868 and 1872.

Today In Genealogy History – September 22, 2011

Eliza Jane Herbert married Columbus Carrico 165 years ago – September 22, 1846 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Columbus is the son of Joseph Carrico and Elizabeth Cambron.  Columbus and Eliza Jane had two daughters – Rosa E. and Mary E.

Condition – Folio and Burton

Stafford County, Virginia, 1690

This condition made ye second year of their majesties reign, King William and Queen Mary, between Martha Folio, widow and administratrix of her husband, Thomas Folio, of ye one party and William Burton of ye other party, both of Stafford County, witnesseth that the said William Burton doth grant and promise with ye said Martha, before matrimony, to pay her children as they come of age as followeth.  To my son Brian Folio, one gun sent to his father out of England, one young mare, one cow and calf or with calf between three years old and six, and to be delivered him at sixteen years of age, that is to say if he lives with us till he is one and twenty to run on from sixteen to one and twenty.  To my son John, one gun, one mare, one cow and calf in ye like manner as his brother Brian.  To my son Thomas one mare, one cow and calf, to my son  Richard, one mare, one cow and calf, and these, my sons, to have their portions like in my son Brian at sixteen if they live with us if not till the year one and twenty.  To my daughter Anne, one mare, one cow and calf to be delivered at ye years of sixteen or married.  And I, ye said William Burton, do bind my self, my heirs to ye performance of all ye promises abovesaid as witness of our hands and seals ye fifth day of November 1690.                       William Burton, Martha Folio

In presence of us Richard Brian, Anne Brian.

Recorded in ye County Court Records of Stafford, November 8th, 1690.

Cartwright’s Creek Burying Ground

From Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky

Old Graveyards In The County by O. W. Baylor

Cartwright’s Creek

This old burying ground once in Washington County, but now just over the line in Marion, will be found on a hill just off Short Line Pike, near the junction of the two head branches of Cartwright’s Creek.The burying ground may be reached from Lebanon via the highway from that place to Perryville, turning off on the Short Line Pike, and traveling for but a short distance.  The graveyard is on the right hand side of this road when approached from this direction.  From Springfield, one may travel out the road which leads to Perryville, turning off on Gordon’s Lane, thence to intersect the Short Line Pike near Pleasant Run Church, turn right, and travel for several miles, crossing a bridge just beyond the Cartwright’s Creek school house.  Entrance to the burying ground is just beyond the bridge.

There are many graves, the majority, however, without identifying stones.  The yard is in a very bad state of repair, the stones lying down and scattered about.  In the center of the burying ground, there is a large hog wallow and stock of all kind tread over the graves.

Many years ago, a meeting house stood here.  It was known as the Cartwright’s Creek Baptist Church.  A few old logs are lying near to where the meeting house stood, apparently in the center of the burying ground.  Traces of the old road which extended from the pike, up the hill to the meeting house, are yet very clear.

The Inscribed Stones:

Joseph Whitehead, born April 12, 1765; died October 4, 1834, aged 69 years.

Nancy Baggley, born January 3, 1812; died August 9, 1857.

George F. Northcraft, born May 1, 1844; died December 27, 1875.

John F. Northcraft, born Jun 2, 1821; died October 9, 1859.

John I., son of E. B. and L. O. Dillingham, born August 17, 1867; death date gone as stone is broken.

Sallie A. Dillingham, born January 21, 1816; died March 6, 1895.

James W. Edmondson, died February 16, 1863, age 29 years, 9 months.

Catherine, wife of William Edmondson, born September 1, 1788; died October 31, 1870.

Maria J. Edmondson, born December 17, 1820, died April 5, 1878.

William Edmondson, born February 12, 1817; died March 4, 1862.

Laura A. R., wife of C. B. Mudd, born April 15, 1820; died May 18, 1866.

Edward B., son of J. E. and S. A. Dillingham, born January 21, 1844; died July 24, 1869.

Delila Clark, wife of H. H. Clark, born December 15, 1824; died March 9, 1863.

Sarah J., wife of James S. Stallings, died January 31, 1857; age 25 years, 4 months.

Today In Genealogy History – September 20, 2011

William Linton was born 177 years ago – September 20, 1834 – in Monroe County, Virginia, the son of James Nesbit Linton and Rachel M. Humphreys.  William married Mary Jane Jackson in Craig County, Virginia.  William and Mary Jane had the following children:  Theodore J. and John William.

Will of Reubin Hallinge, Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County Will Book 17th September 1745, p. 138

Will of Reubin Hallinge

In the name of God, Amen.  The fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-five, I, Reubin Hallinge, of Fairfax County in the Colony of Virginia, Planter, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.  That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.  And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis.  I give and bequeath to Elizabeth, my dearly beloved wife moveable estate to her and her assigns together with my land during her life and if it should happen that she should now prove with child, then the said land to be the right and property of the child and its heirs and assigns forever, but not to possess the same before the death of my wife Elizabeth.  But on the contrary if she be not with child then it is my will, and I do order that the said land after her decease be divided between my brother Robert Hallinge and John Hallinge, the son of Benjamin Hallinge, then their heirs and assigns for ever on the manner following.  That is to say to my brother Robert thirty acres adjoining to the said Robert Hallinge land and the remainder to the aforesaid John Hallinge and by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills and legacies, bequest Executors or Executrix, except my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth whom I constitute and appoint as before expressed my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament by me in any ways before this time named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.                       Reubin Hallinge

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Reubin Hallinge as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers Wadsworth Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Robert Allen


At a court held for Fairfax County September 18th, 1745.  This last Will and Testament of Reubin Hallinge, deceased, was proved in court by Elizabeth Hallinge, his widow, the Executrix therein who made oath thereto according to law and the same is proved by Wadsworth Wilson and Joseph Wilson who declared they saw Robert Allen, the other witness thereto subscribed, sign the same and admitted to record and on motion of the said Elizabeth and her performing what is usual in such cases, certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereto in due form.  Test  Catesby Cocke, Clk. Curt.