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Hooper Family Bible

How many of you know the wonderful genealogical research by Faye Sea Sanders.  Ms. Sanders could almost be called ‘Ms. Washington County’!  She was a powerhouse when it came to genealogy, and her books are used by many.  I was fortunate enough to meet her at a Maryland to Kentucky Reunion at St. Catharine College. 

The following Bible record on the Hooper family of Washington County was kept by Elijah Hooper until his death in 1927.  I have a slight connection with the Hooper family – one of my Hill relatives married a Hooper (not in this list).

Elijah Hooper was a private in Company D, 11th Kentucky Cavalry, for the Union during the Civil War.  He was captured on June 9, 1864, at Altoona, Georgia, and held at Andersonville Prison, and was one of the few who survived.  He started receiving his pension October 23, 1880, and Lucy received one from February 11, 1928, after his death.

In the 1850 and 1860 Washington County census Elijah is living with parents John and Mary Hooper.

After the war Elijah married Lucy Ann Comley and raised a large family.  In the 1900 census it says Elijah and Lucy have been married for 34 years, have had twelve children and nine are living.  This corresponds to the family Bible – David, Ellic and John died before 1900.  Daughter Jannie (also listed as Pamelia J. in the 1870 census) is living with her parents, listed as a widow, and her son, Perry W. Burkhead, is one year of age.  Jannie married James W. Burkhead September 26, 1897, who evidently died shortly after the marriage.  Her second marriage was to James Comley on May 15, 1906.

Martha A. Hooper married James Alexander Walls on September 28, 1895.  Richard T. married Grace Olive Smoot, November 7, 1910.  Berry married Ada Louise Dibben, September 19, 1911.  Sallie married James Monroe Lovorn August 4, 1908.  Maggie married Will Lonzo Bunch; and Edward married Nellie Lewis.

Hooper Family Bible

Elijah Hooper and Lucy Ann Hooper [Comley] married August 6, 1869

Births

  • Elijah Hooper – March 7, 1845
  • Lucy Ann Hooper – March 28, 1851
  • Mary L. Hooper – September 2, 1869
  • Martha A. Hooper – December 28, 1871
  • Jannie Hooper – March 4, 1874
  • John W. Hooper – May 6, 1876
  • Richard T. Hooper – September 11, 1878
  • David Hooper – November 14, 1881
  • Berry L. Hooper – January 9, 1883
  • Sallie S. Hooper – March 4, 1885
  • Maggie E. Hooper – January 21, 1887
  • Eddie H. Hooper – December 16, 1889
  • Ellic Hooper – July 30, 1892
  • Nannie May Hooper – October 4, 1894
  • Willie Lewis – November 12, ____
  • Anna Mae Hooper – October 11, 1925
  • Marshall Hooper – August 11, 1929

The last three are grandchildren?

Deaths

  • David Hooper – March 18, 1888
  • Ellic Hooper – August 6, 1892
  • John W. Hooper – September 18, 1898
  • Elijah Hooper – December 2, 1927

David Hooper and Ellic Hooper were not listed in any census records since they were born and died between.  David was seven and Ellic was an infant when they passed away.  We would never have known of their existence if it weren’t for this Bible.

 

Captain John Butler – War of 1812 and Bible Records

Captain John Butler of Adair County was quite a character.  I’ve found so much information on him, and other early settlers, in the Sketches of Adair County, written by Judge H. C. Baker, and published in the local The Adair County News during the second decade of the 20th century.  Captain Butler came to Adair County in 1784 and was part of the original settlement.  From the following article in which his company answers Governor Isaac Shelby’s request for volunteers to help fight the Indians in Indiana and Illinois Territories, we see the willingness of our very early settlers to keep the lands safe for their families.  This is a rather lengthy list of volunteers, but I thought it important to share as those of you with these brave men in your ancestor lists would be happy to know they were a part of this important work.

from The Adair County News, Columbia, Kentucky

June 19, 1918

Sketches of Adair County

Captain John Butler’s Company

About the first of September, 1812, Gov. Ninian Edwards, of Illinois Territory, appealed to Gov. Isaac Shelby for aid in protecting the frontier settlements of Indiana and Illinois Territories from the devastation of the Indians.  On September 8th, 1812, Gov. Shelby issued a proclamation to the people of Kentucky to go to the assistance of their neighbors in the Indiana and Illinois Territories.  He requested them to rendezvous at Louisville, Kentucky, on September 18, 1812, and to provide themselves with thirty days provisions.  In response to the proclamation, five regiments of mounted militia assembled at Louisville, at the time appointed.  Among these troops was a company of volunteers from Adair County, under the command of Captain John Butler, who figured so prominently in the early history of the county.  The lieutenant of the company was Robert Trabue, who bore another old family name in the county.  James Leber was the ensign; William Pile, Thomas Shaw, Thomas W. Atkinson and John Walker were the sergeants of the company; and Abraham Hart, Isaiah Bradshaw, Charles L. Cox and James Redman were the corporals.  The other members of the company were Merideth Archer, John Abrel, William W. Abel, Samuel Baldridge, Daniel Bohman, Samuel Beard, Hugh Bread, James Blane, Peter Buckingham, Durham Creel, Silas Creel, William Conover, Sampson Caskey, Hiram Cravens, Richard Cundiff, George Catsinger, George Canard (evidently a misspelling of Kinnaird), Green Casey, William Drake, David Doke, John Estes, Samuel Embry, Alexander Gilmore, Zachariah Holladay, Jubel Hancock, Jesse Hood, William Hart, William Hancock, Thomas Howell, John Irvine, George Jones, Robert M. Johnson, Berry James, William Lee, William Montgomery, Samuel Morris, Greenberry Middleton, Thomas Middleton, Joseph Morrison, John Patterson, Richard Perkins, William Parrish, Richard Patterson, William Redman, Robert C. Ray, Robert Steel, Zachariah Taylor, John Thomas, Fleming Thomas, Thomas Wilan, Herbert G. Waggoner, Andrew Wolf, Elisha Winfrey, Gilmore Walker, and Joel Williams.  The company, officers and men, contained sixty-seven members, and was attached to the regiment of which Lieutenant Col. Young Ewing was the commander.  The other regiments were commanded by Colonels Samuel South, James Allen, Samuel Caldwell and John Thomas, respectively.

Bible records of John Butler and Ellender Dillingham, his wife

John Butler was born August 10, 1769, died in 1839, married Ellender Dillingham who was born February 17, 1770, died in 1830.

John and Ellender’s Children:

  • Joshua Butler was born May 15, 1791
  • William Butler was born February 2, 1793
  • Nathan Butler was born January 30, 1795
  • Nancy R. Butler was born in January1797
  • Champness Butler was born in 1799, died in 1867

Champness Butler and Amanda Cheatham, born 1805, were married March 9, 1827

Champness and Amanda’s Children:

  • Nathan G. Butler, born March 2, 1828
  • Myra H. Butler, born October 30, 1829, died August 30, 1909
  • Nellie N. Butler, born September 12, 1831, died February 25, 1920
  • Edmund Butler, born February 3, 1833, died February 13, 1908
  • John W. Butler, born December 19, 1834, died July 17, 1904
  • William Butler, born October 9, 1836, died June 17, 1916
  • Joshua Butler, born November 17, 1838, died January 6, 1923
  • Sallie Frances Butler, born March 7, 1841, died April 27, 1924
  • Job Butler, born July 2, 1843
  • Isaac Butler, born December 17, 1845
  • James Butler, born November 5, 1846, died March 14, 1924
  • David Butler, born November 23, 1849, died August 14, 1919

Bible of Joel Reid Lyle of Fayette County, Kentucky

The Bible of Joel Reid Lyle of Fayette and Bourbon Counties, in Kentucky, was last known to be owned by Charles Nourse Lyle of Lexington, Kentucky.  He was a grandson of Joel Reid Lyle and Agnes M. Kenney.  Charles married late in life and had no children.

Marriages:

  • Joel Reid Lyle and Agnes M. Kenney were married September 1, 1807.
  • William C. Lyle and Margaret Ann Caldwell were married on Tuesday, the 25th of October, 1831, by Rev. E. Smith.
  • William C. Lyle and Sarah Ellen Bell were married 11th of October, 1842, by the Rev. John D. Matthews.
  • John A. Lyle and Laura Chambers were married 22nd of November, 1848, by Rev. James S. Kemper.
  • Joel K. Lyle and Maria Catherine Nourse were married Wednesday, December 22, 1852, by Rev. R. J. Breckinridge, D.D.
  • John A. Lyle and Bettie Garrard were married June 7, 1855.
  • Charles Nourse Lyle and Bettie Breckinridge Richardson were married Wednesday, June 27, 1917, by Rev. Edwin Muller, D.D., at First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky.  (The above Charles Nourse Lyle was named for his mother’s father, Charles Nourse.)

Births:

  • John Lyle, ruling elder in Timberridge Church, Rockbridge County, Virginia (who was the son of John Lyle, Esquire, from Ireland, and also a ruling elder in said church), was born in Timberridge, then Augusta County, July 10, 1746.
  • Flora (Reid) Lyle, consort of said John Lyle, was born February 1743.
  • Andrew Lyle, their eldest son, was born March, 1758.
  • Rev. John Lyle was born October 20, 1769.
  • Martha Lyle (McCutchen) was born November, 1770.
  • Joel Reid Lyle was born December 19, 1774.
  • William Reid Lyle was born September 19, 1779
  • Jane (Finley) Lyle was born May 28, 1782.
  • (The Joel Reid Lyle in this record was the grandfather of Lizzie A., Helen and Charles Nourse Lyle.  Joel R. Lyle came to Kentucky in 1801, being in the 27th year of his age.)

Children of Matthew and Elizabeth Kenney:

  • Rebecca Kenney (Givens) born September 17, 1771
  • James Kenney born January 5, 1774
  • Matthew Kenney born January 22, 1776
  • Agnes Kenney born March 12, 1778
  • Elizabeth Kenney (Montgomery) born November 12, 1780
  • Agnes McCreary Kenney (Lyle) born January 22, 1783
  • Sarah Kenney born January 22, 1785
  • Robert P. Kenney born January 22, 1787
  • Alexander Robertson Kenney born January 1, 1790, died December 12, 1844, at Millersburg, Kentucky
  • Mary Huston Kenney born September 8, 1792
  • William McCreary Kenney born August 8, 1794
  • (Agnes McCreary Kenney Lyle, in this record, is the grandmother of Lizzie A., Helen and Charles Nourse Lyle)

Births:

  • William Cowler Lyle was born August 16, 1808
  • Sarah Lapsley Lyle was born December 28, 1811
  • Margaret Reid Lyle was born February 15, 1815
  • John Andrew Alexander Lyle was born March 5, 1817
  • Joel Kenney Lyle was born July 17, 1824
  • Maria Catherine (Nourse), now wife of Joel K. Lyle, was born August 9, 1833

Children of J. K. and Maria C. Lyle:

  • Lizzie Agnes Lyle born October 10, 1853, Nicholasville, Kentucky
  • Flora Reid Lyle born June 10, 1857, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Helen Lyle born November 19, 1858, Laird Parsonage, Newton Pike, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Emma Lyle born May 13, 1862, Laird Parsonage, Newton Pike, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Charles Nourse Lyle born December 22, 1865, Lexington, Kentucky

Deaths:

  • John Lyle, father of Joel Reid Lyle, died at his residence in Virginia, September, 1815, aged 69 years, 2 months and 15 days.
  • Flora Lyle, his consort, died January 1815, aged 71 years and about 11 months.
  • Andrew Lyle died in Liberty, Virginia, in 1790 (or January, 1791)
  • Sally Lyle died in early infancy.
  • Rev. John Lyle died at his residence in Paris, Kentucky, July 22, 1825.
  • Joel R. Lyle died at his residence near Paris, Kentucky, January 18, 1849.
  • Agnes M. Lyle, his consort died at the residence of her son, William Lyle, September 19, 1849.
  • Martha Lyle (McCutchen) died in Virginia, July 16, 1851, near Middlebrook.
  • William R. Lyle died at Topton, Iowa, 1852.
  • Sarah Lapsley Lyle, eldest daughter of Joel R. and Agnes M. Lyle, died August 22, 1813.
  • Margaret Reid Lyle, 2nd daughter of Joel R. and Agnes M. Lyle, died August 9, 1815.
  • Rev. Joel Kenney Lyle died in Lexington, Kentucky, April 19, 1872.
  • Maria Catherine Nourse Lyle, widow of Joel Kenney Lyle, died in Lexington, Kentucky, August 2, 1904.
  • Lizzie Agnes Lyle, daughter of J. K. and M. C. N. Lyle, died in Lexington, Kentucky, January 23, 1916.

Bridgewater – Grove Bible Records

Adair County Bible Records

Bridgewater – Grove Bible Records

Births

  • William Grove was born December 2, 1807
  • John Grove was born January 30, 1809
  • Elizabeth Grove was born January 7, 1812
  • Mary Grove was born April 11, 1816
  • Sarah Grove was born February 23, 1820
  • Mary Grove was born June 24, 1835
  • John Bridgewater was born April 19, 1833
  • John Henry Bridgewater was born October 16, 1834
  • Nancy Bridgewater was born March 8, 1838
  • Polly Bridgewater was born June 22, 1840
  • Sally Bridgewater was born July 18, 1842
  • Amanda Bridgewater was born July 7, 1844
  • Margaret E. Bridgewater was born October 5, 1846
  • Laura Bridgewater was born March 23, 1849
  • Walter Scott Bridgewater was born November 23, 1850
  • Lucille Bridgewater was born April 25, 1853
  • Ruel Page Bridgewater was born April 5, 1867
  • Patrick H. Bridgewater was born October 16, 1834
  • John Alvin Bridgewater was born July 26, 1895
  • Mary Madeline Bridgewater was born August 19, 1897
  • William Robert Bridgewater was born November 3, 1910
  • David Wilson Bridgewater was born June 30, 1915

Deaths

  • Sarah Grove died April 3, 1828
  • Nancy Grove died July 23, 1828
  • Henry Grove died August 7, 1832
  • John Grove died November 28, 1832
  • John Henry Bridgewater died October 30, 1833
  • Mary Lewis died July 5, 1835
  • Nancy Bridgewater died April 24, 1856
  • Sally Bridgewater died December 25, 1860
  • Amanda Bridgewater died December 24, 1860
  • Margaret E. Bridgewater died July 5, 1862
  • John F. Bridgewater died July 11, 1864
  • Elizabeth Bridgewater died July 27, 1865
  • Lula Trubey Bridgewater, daughter of John F. and Elizabeth Bridgewater died June 3, 1905
  • Nancy J. Bridgewater, wife of Patrick Henry Bridgewater, died December 19, 1903
  • Patrick H. Bridgewater died February 3, 1912
  • Ruel P. Bridgewater died November 10, 1940
  • Ida S. Sublett Bridgewater died January 11, 1949

Marriages

  • John H. Bridgewater married Elizabeth Grove – November 6, 1832
  • William Lewis married Mary Grove – August 28, 1834
  • H. Allen married Mollie Bridgewater – March 15, 1860
  • Patrick Henry Bridgewater married Nancy Jane Bailey – May 9, 1855
  • John A. Bridgewater married Mollie Arrington – August 21, 1883
  • Ruel Page Bridgewater married Ida S. Sublett – September 24, 1894

Bridgewater – Ewers – Page Bible Records

Bible Records – Adair County Genealogical Society

Bridgewater – Ewers – Page

Bible and Family Records

  • Jonathan Bridgewater born in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and sixty four, April 20
  • Nancy (Ewers) Bridgewater was born March 9, 1770
  • Nathan Bridgewater and Polly (Page) his wife, married the 8th of February, 1814. (Thomas Nathan Bridgewater)
  • Betsy Ann Bridgewater was born April 27th, 1815
  • William Page Bridgewater was born May 4, 1817
  • Burgess Griffin Bridgewater was born September 25, 1819
  • George W. Bridgewater was born August 15, 1821
  • Ann Rebecca Sarah Elizabeth Bridgewater was born January 12, 1843 (she was the daughter of William Page Bridgewater)

Slaves

  • Jack was born July 1, 1839
  • Frank was born August 17, 1842
  • Amy was born October 1, 1844
  • Green was born April 25, 1850
  • Sarah was born January 30, 1850
  • ? was born June 18, 1852
  • Mariah was born March 6, 1851
  • John was born February 14, 1853
  • Matilda was born
  • December 15, 1848
  • Charles Henry was born July 15, 1854
  • Nancy Grisham was born August 1, 1856
  • Susan Catherine was born February 18, 1857
  • Luther Thomas was born April 19, 1859
  • William Nelson was born December 24, 1859
  • Green Logan was born September 16, 1861

Marriages

  • Nathan Bridgewater and Nancy Lee, his wife, married February 9, 1826
  • Grisham Bridgewater and Martha Ellison married September 14, 1852
  • Nathan Bridgewater and Polly Page married February 8, 1814
  • Nathan Bridgewater and Mariah Pelly married November 11, 1858

Births

  • Nathan Bridgewater was born December 3, 1792
  • Nancy Bridgewater was born October 25, 1791
  • William Lee was born January 24, 1754 (father of Nancy Lee Bridgewater)
  • Jonathan Lee Bridgewater was born November 30, 1826
  • Phoebe Watkins Bridgewater was born April 28, 1828
  • Grisham Lee Bridgewater was born April 19, 1830
  • Napoleon B. Bridgewater, son of Phoebe Watkins Bridgewater, was born February 14, 1847
  • Nancy S. Bridgewater was born August 26, 1853
  • Sarah W. Bridgewater was born July 3, 1855

Deaths

  • William Lee died February 1835
  • Jonathan Bridgewater died February 12, 1848/1849
  • Nancy Bridgewater died July 20, 1854
  • Drusilla Lee died August 4, 1852
  • Nancy Bridgewater, my wife, died October 20, 1855
  • Nathan Bridgewater died July 16, 1863
  • Polly Page Bridgewater died April 1, 1825
  • Ann Rebecca Bridgewater died January 18, 1863
  • William P. Bridgewater died December 4, 1875, born May 4, 1817
  • Elizabeth Skaggs Bridgewater died March 9, 1888, born May 4, 1829
  • Jonathan Lee Bridgewater died September ____

Bible Records – Mercer County, Kentucky

Bible Records – Mercer County, Kentucky

Copied from Revolutionary War Pension Application of Thomas and Mary Crawford, Mercer County, Kentucky

Births

  • Thomas Crawford was born April 21, 1754
  • Mary Crawford was born April 11, 1763
  • Margaret Crawford was born November 1783
  • Catherine Crawford was born June 20, 1785
  • Elizabeth Crawford was born September 24, 1786
  • Samuel Crawford was born November 4, 1787
  • Ann Crawford was born August 20, 1789
  • Polly Crawford was born June 1791
  • Thomas Crawford was born January 10, 1793
  • John Crawford was born December 20, 1794
  • Margaret Crawford was born December 30, 1796
  • William Crawford was born September 29, 1798
  • Mary Crawford was born November 29, 1800
  • Cyrus Crawford was born December 3, 1802
  • William B. Crawford was born April 10, 1817

Marriages:

  • Thomas Crawford and Mary Ewing were married February 28, 1783
  • Nathan H. Hall and Ann Crawford were married July 6, 1807
  • James Gilkerson and Eliza Crawford were married March 22, 1808
  • William McElroy and Catherine Crawford were married July 2, 1811
  • Samuel Crawford and Catherine Ewing were married March 11, 1814
  • Thomas I. Crawford and Margaret Crawford were married July 3, 1816
  • Thomas Crawford and Rebecca Ewing were married May 1816
  • John Crawford and Sarah McElroy were married March 13, 1817
  • Thomas Crawford and Sarah Shirel – no date
  • E. Crawford and E. I. McElroy were married November 22, 1825
  • Jacob Crow and Mary Crawford were married March 1, 1830
  • Cyrus Crawford and M. F. Walker were married May 25, 1837

Bowmar-Burbridge Bible Records

Today I have bible records of the Bowmar and Burbridge families from Adair County, Kentucky.  The parents were born during the exciting year just before the Revolutionary War began.  Could Benjamin and Polly’s fathers been in the war?  Very possible.  Also note there are four deaths during July and August of 1833 – during the cholera epidemic.  So sad to see a family lose that many members at one time.  I have marked the Willis information as ‘other’, but they are probably grandchildren of Benjamin and Polly.

Benjamin Bowmar and Polly Burbridge Bible Records

Adair County, Kentucky

I will state from a record of my father, Robert Bowmar, that I was born on the 6th day of March, 1775.  I will also state from record my wife, Polly Bowmar, was born March the 16th, 1776, which made nearly one year difference in our age, and died June the 28th, 1842.

Benjamin Bowmar departed this life July the 25th, 1858

Children:

  • Harriet Bowmar, born May 15th, 1797, died May 20th, 1837
  • Nancy Bowmar, born February 11th, 1799, died October 28th, 1834
  • Julia Bowmar, born February 3rd, 1801, married January 15th, 1824 (Adair records:  Elijah Cravens)
  • Cyntha Ann Bowmar, born October 20th, 1806, married January 15th, 1824 (Adair records:  James Murrell), died November 14th, 1847
  • Almira Bowmar, born May 5th, 1809, died July 3rd, 1809
  • Celesta H. Bowmar, born August 18th, 1810, died March 9th, 1871
  • Oliver L. Bowmar, born March 29th, 1813, died July 14th, 1833
  • Benjamin W. Bowmar, born December 24th, 1815, died July 20, 1833

Others:

  • Ann B. Willis, born September 12th, 1812, married July 2nd, 1835
  • Benjamin Willis, born October 4th, 1814
  • Mary Jane Willis, born April 11th, 1817, married February 1st, 1843
  • Almira Willis, born November 27th, 1819, died August 17th, 1833
  • Julia Frances Willis, born January 31st, 1822, died July 25th, 1833

Polly Burbridge Family:

  • Ann Burbridge, daughter of Thomas and Easter Burbridge, born December 1st, 1755
  • John Burbridge, born October 24th, 1757
  • Elizabeth Burbridge, born April 13th, 1760
  • Sarah Burbridge, born June 1st, 1762
  • Benjamin Burbridge, born January 26th, 1765
  • William Burbridge, born August 1st, 1767
  • Jeremiah Burbridge, born August 30th, 1769
  • Francis Burbridge, born August 30th, 1769
  • Elijah Burbridge, born August 16th, 1772
  • Polly Burbridge, born March 16th, 1776, and died June 28th, 1842, between 10 and 11 o’clock a.m.
  • Molly Burbridge, born May 15th, 1780