Tag Archives: Nicholas County Kentucky

1805-1807 Marriages in Nicholas County

  • George Sparks married Rachel McClenehan, by John Parsons, 18th April 1805
  • Henry Mann married Rachel Jones, by John Barnett, 14th March 1805
  • Elijah Dazey married Milley M. Barkett, by Tull, 20th December 1804
  • Samuel Earlick married Delilah Burdin, by John Barnett, 12th September 1805
  • Solomon Ritchey married Rachel Danz, by John Barnett, 8th September 1805
  • Archibald McMinch married Elizabeth Arnold, by John Barnett, 1st August 1805
  • George Harrison married Prudence Gamble, by John Barnett, 25th November 1805
  • Frederick Potts married Elizabeth Oliver, by John Barnett, 26th September 1805
  • William Hamilton married Mary McIntire, by John Barnett, 6th March 1806
  • James Ellis married Fanny Doughty, by John Barnett, 20th March 1806
  • David Bagby married Lucy Collier, by Anderson, 30th August 1806
  • David Myers married Frances Foster, by John Parsons, 19th June 1806
  • Robert Ewing married Nancy Metcalfe, by Richard Tilton, 1st May 1806
  • Overton Cosby married Susannah Hyser, by Richard Tilton, 17th June 1806
  • Henry Howard married Jane Saunderson, by George Ashin, 12th January 1806
  • Thomas Guppin married Arcady Thomson, by John Barnett, 24th July 1806
  • William Wheeler married Margaret Rolston, by John Barnett, 29th July 1806
  • Hugh Smith married Mary Wilson, by John Barnett, 4th September 1806
  • William Fuller married Mary Wilson, by John Barnett, 4th September 1806
  • Henry Hastings married Ann Patchel, by George Tarvin, 4th August 1806
  • Robert Kennady married Rebecca Carnahan, by George Tarvin, 15th September 1806
  • Robert H. Kunbrough married Sally Baskell, by John Barnett, 14th April 1807
  • George W. Murphy married Sally Dean, by John Barnett, 2nd April 1807
  • Stephen Peyton married Nancy Doughty, by John Barnett, 16th April 1807
  • Aaron Carnahan married Elvira Mitchell, by Bartholomew W. Stone, 18th December 1806
  • James Carson married Isabella Mathers, by Bartholomew W. Stone, 22nd January 1807
  • Tolliver Hughes married Susannah Gamble, by John Parsons, 17th May 1807
  • David Gamble to Polly Sloop, by John Parsons, 1st January 1807
  • John Irvin married Sarah Ishmael, by John Parsons, 14th May 1807

War Memorial in Carlisle Cemetery

War Memorial at Carlisle Cemetery, Nicholas County, Kentucky.

Ritchey and I visited the Carlisle Cemetery in Nicholas County about three and one-half years ago.  It is a beautiful cemetery, with an exceptionally nice War Memorial to the veterans of the World Wars and Korean War.

World War I soldiers buried here are:

  • Ernest Harmon, 1894-1918, died at Camp Meade, Maryland
  • James W. McCracken, 1894-1919, died at Coblenz, Germany
  • William H. Brooks, 1892-1918, killed in action, St. Die Sector, Vasges, France
  • James F. Delaney, 1893-1920, died at Carlisle, Kentucky
  • Eddie Roy McGinley, 1892-1918, killed in action, Argonne Forest, France
  • Samuel F. Watkins, 1892-1918, died of wounds, Aimes Hts., France
  • James Spencer Huffstetter, 1890-1918, died at Cruthe, France
  • Walter Purcell, 1893-1918, died at Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Orville Edward Mann, 1896-1918, died at Camp Funston, Kansas
  • Aquilla D. Stone, 1897-1918, died at Great Lakes, Illinois
  • Michael Bryan Laughlin, 1897-1918, died at league Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • George Rector Clark, 1892-1918, died at Part Clinton, Ohio

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Saturday, October 12, 1918

Ernest Harmon, Milltown

Carlisle, Ky., Oct. 11 – Relatives at Milltown, this county, of Ernest Harmon, who died of influenza at Camp Meade, Maryland, have been notified that his body will be shipped home for burial.  The burial will take place in Carlisle beside the three Nicholas County boys who have heretofore died of that disease.  A lot has been provided here for a burial place of all young men from this city and county who die in the country’s service.

A newspaper article from 1919 gives more information, including a few names not listed above.  These men were from Nicholas County, but not all buried in Carlisle Cemetery.  Of the fourteen listed, eleven died of disease.

The Richmond Daily Register, Madison County, Kentucky

Tuesday, June 8, 1920

German Gas Kills

James Delaney, 27 years old, son of Robert E. Delaney, died at his home in Carlisle.  He became ill Saturday after setting tobacco all day and never rallied.  Mr. Delaney was a captain in the 801st pioneer infantry during the war.  While serving in France he was severely gassed and never recovered from the effects.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Sunday, May 9, 1926

At a meeting of the members of Nicholas Post, No. 17, American Legion, last night, it was decided to hold Memorial Day services at the graves of the soldier dead in the Carlisle Cemetery Sunday, May 30.  The graves of the twelve soldiers who died during the World War, and who are buried in graves around the $10,000 memorial erected to their memory in the Carlisle Cemetery, will be decorated.

World War II soldiers buried in Carlisle Cemetery:

  • Ollie C. Bussell, 1921-1945, killed in action, Germany
  • William L. Morris, 1925-1944, killed in action, Italy
  • Edgar L. (Jack) Ham, 1921-1945, killed in action, Italy
  • Howard J. Ritchie, 1918-1944, killed in action, Layte Island
  • William L. Jenkins, 1911-1944, killed in action, Italy
  • Lloyd J. George, 1919-1943, killed in action, North Africa Area
  • Marion M. Letcher, 1924-1944, killed in action, France
  • Leslie B. McVey, 1913-9144, killed in action, France
  • Lloyd F. Duncan, 1914-1945, killed in action, Belgium
  • Robert T. George, 1916-1944, killed in action, Normandy
  • Ollie Guthrie, Jr., 1926-1945, killed in action, Iwo Jima
  • Cecil Kenneth Jolly, 1924-1944, killed in action, Italy
  • Andrew B. Metcalfe, 1920-1945, killed in action, Italy
  • Everett S. Cook, 1915-1945, killed in action, Belgium
  • Lloyd Waugh, 1918-1944, lost in action, Invasion of Normandy, France

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Wednesday, May 2, 1945

Kentucky Navy Dead

Gutherie, Marine Pfc. Ollie, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Gutherie, Sr., Sharpsburg.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Friday, May 4, 1945

Bussell, T/Sgt. Ollie C., son of Mrs. Annie B. Bussell, Moorefield.

More information on WWII soldiers from Nicholas County.

Nicholas County Deaths – 1855 – Part 1

Listed below are deaths in Nicholas County from 1855.  Birth and deaths were located in the county unless otherwise stated.

  • James Crow, age 3 months, son of William and Nancy Crow, died December 55, 1855, cause unknown.
  • Nancy Ann Wilson, age 2 years, daughter of Harry and Hester Wilson, died July 15, 1855, cause unknown.
  • Tolney Foster, age 34, farmer, born in Fayette County, son of Henry and Esther Foster, died September 20, 1855, of cholera.
  • Esther Foster, age 59, born in Ohio, daughter of John and Sarah Whittington, died September 20, 1855, of cholera.
  • John W. Bishop, age 5, son of Silas and Rose Ann Bishop, died November 12, 185, of whooping cough.
  • Charlotte E. Bishop, age 1, daughter of Silas and Rose Ann Bishop, died October 4, 1855, of whooping cough.
  • Patrick Brady, age 82, born in Stafford County, Virginia, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Brady, died September 30, 1855, of cancer.
  • Sarah O. Redman, age 1, daughter of Washington and Rachel Redman, died September 23, 1855, of whooping cough.
  • Alexander Dampier, age 22, son of Henry and Martha Dampier, died October 6, 1855, by arson.
  • Thomas J. McCormick, age 12, slave of Thomas J. McCormick, died February 15, 1855, of consumption.
  • John H. McCormick, age 26, born in Bourbon County, son of Thomas J. and Sarah McCormick, died September 24, 1855, of diarrhea.
  • James Fulton, age 1, son of John L. and Elizabeth J. Fulton, died August 21, 1855, of whooping cough.
  • Hetty F. Brewer, age 2, daughter of John and Levinia Brewer, died November 20, 1855, of whopping cough.
  • Joseph Evans, age 48, son of John and Margaret Evans, died October 13, 1855, of cholera.
  • William H. Canon, age 2, son of Thomas and F. Canon, died April 13, 1855, cause unknown.
  • Mary Jane Marion, age 31, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Hord, died April 22, 1855, ?
  • Christopher Kimes, age 12, son of Stephen and Mary Kimes, died November 5, 1855, of typhoid fever.
  • Columbus W. Congleton, age 5, son of Columbus and Walker Congleton, died August 15, cause unknown.
  • Agnes Haus, age 46, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Johnson, died October 3, 1855, of consumption.
  • Harrison Dale, age 35, born in Virginia, son of Solomon and Mary Dale, died August 10, 1855, cause unknown.
  • Joseph B. Bramble, age 3, son of John Mason and Mary Jane Bramble, died December 22, 1855, cause unknown.
  • Mary Collier, age 65, born in Montgomery County, daughter of Eliza Wells, died August 17, 1855, of congestive fever.
  • William Thomas, age 15, son of James and Nancy Thomas, died July 15, 1855, of typhoid fever.
  • Elizabeth Wilson, age 10 months, daughter of John and Elizabeth Wilson, died April 8, 1855, of pneumonia.
  • Preston Talbott, age 15, slave of Preston Talbott, died February 15, 1855, of typhoid fever.
  • Mary Ann Wilson, age 29, daughter of John and Rachel Rogers, died September 16, 1855, of disease of the lungs.
  • Wilson Branch, age 22, son of Abner and Ellen Branch, died August 6, 1855, of typhoid fever.

Nicholas County Marriages

Nicholas County Marriages

1802-1805

  • Robert Stephenson married Martha McAnully, by John P. Campbell, on April 6, 1802.
  • John McNide married Susannah Barnett, by John Barnett, December 15, 1803.
  • John Swinny married Priscilla Potts, by Bartholomew W. Stone, November 24, 1803.
  • Sampson Archer married Polly Kineart, by Bartholomew W. Stone, December 22, 1803.
  • James Collins married Mary McDowell, by John Barnett, September 29, 1803
  • John Benson married Sally Musich, by John Barnett, November 3, 1803.
  • Peter Ireland married Ann Allen, by Bartholomew W. Stone, September 28, 1804
  • Robert McCune married Phoebe Ray, by Bartholomew W. Stone, December 27, 1804
  • Gaven Mathers married Peggy McCune, by Bartholomew W. Stone, February 21, 1805.
  • John Scott  married Elizabeth Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone, July 4, 1805.
  • Aaron Wiggins married Elizaeth Inard, by Caleb J. Taylor, September 23, 1804.
  • Alexander Allerson married Elizabeth Taylor, by Caleb J. Taylor, June 2, 1805.
  • John Ellis married Lucrece Wells, by Caleb J. Taylor, June 20, 1805.
  • Thomas Harney married Mary Grosvenor, by John Barnett, December 19, 1804.
  • Andrew Burns married Hannah Adams, by John Persons, September 20, 1804.
  • James Ishmael married Mary McFerrin, by John Person, June 21, 1804
  • Parker Brown married Sarah Bell, by John Barnett, January 17, 1805.
  • William Landers married Rebecca Plugh, by John Persons, January 5, 1804
  • George Eidson married Mary Lilly, by John Barnett, October 11, 1804.
  • Abraham Dorlan married Sally Brown, by John Barnett, November 29, 1804.
  • Thomas Davis married Elizabeth Grosvenor, by John Barnett, July 5, 1804.
  • Samuel Long married Susannah Barlow, by John Barnett, March 15, 1804.
  • Jacob Fight married Peggy Cotrill, by John Barnett, June 6, 1805.

Marriages From Nicholas County

Parties Names – By Whom Married – Dates
  • John Wiley to Hannah Rouse, by John P. Campbell – 13th July 1800
  • John Saunderson to Ibby Galbreath, by Augustine Easton – 24th December 1800
  • Peter Mann to Barberry Jones, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • John Fearman to Jane McClelland, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • Thomas Jones to Jane Easley, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • George Frayman to Margaret Snap, by John Whitaker – no date returned
  • John Evans to Margaret Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 1st January 1801
  • David Caldwell to Eleanor McClanahan, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 25th February 1801
  • Daniel Newcome to Christian Davidson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 26th March 1801
  • John Johnston to Sarah Craig, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 28th May 1801
  • Edward P. Criswell to Mary Stephenson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 6th August 1801
  • Andrew Bunton to Elizabeth Lockridge, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 26th November 1801
  • Benjamin Burdin to Elizabeth Tully, by M. Hill – 6th November 1801
  • Samuel Marshall to Susannah Waggoner, by John Whitaker – 30th July 1802
  • John Williamson to Sarah Grosviner, by John Whitaker – 30th July 1802
  • Thomas Reveal to Elizabeth McFerrin, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 21st January 1802
  • Dennis Conners to Polly Burke, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 9th February 1802
  • William McLees to Elizabeth Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 25th February 1802
  • Robert Hall to Mary Thomson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 22nd April 1802
  • Robert Pendergrass to Ester Kilgore, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 23rd September 1802
  • William Wishart to Betsy Rodes, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 7th October 1802
  • James Piper to Frances Ray, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 30th November 1802
  • John Moore to Easter Archer, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 7th December 1802
  • Isaac Darland to Jenny Wilson, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 9th December 1802
  • John Myers to Ruth Smart, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 6th January 1803
  • Thomas Caldwell to Polly Caldwell, by Bartholomew W. Stone – 2nd June 1803
  • Samuel Haslett to Mary Stephenson, by John P. Campbell – 25th March 1802

Marriage Records – Nicholas County, Kentucky

Marriage Records – Nicholas County, Kentucky

  • Elijah Dasey married Milley M. Baskett – December 20, 1804
  • Samuel Easlick married Delilah Burden – September 12, 1805
  • Solomon Ritchey married Rachel Davis – September 8, 1805
  • Archibald McNinch married Elizabeth Arnold – August 1, 1805
  • George Harrison married Prudence Gamble – November 25, 1805
  • Frederick Potts married Elizabeth Oliver – September 26, 1805
  • William Hamilton married Mary McIntire – March 6, 1806
  • James Ellis married Fanny Doughty – March 20, 1806
  • David Bagby married Lucy Collier – August 30, 1806
  • David Myers married Frances Foster – June 19, 1806
  • Robert Ewing married Nancy Metcalfe – May 1, 1806
  • Overton Cosby married Susannah Hiper – June 17, 1806
  • Henry Howard married Jane Saunderson – January 12, 1806
  • Thomas Guffin married Arcady Thomson – July 24, 1806
  • William Wheeler married Margaret Rolston – July 29, 1806
  • Hugh Smith married Mary Wilson – September 4, 1806
  • William Fuller married Mary Wilson – September 4, 1806
  • Henry Hastings married Ann Patchel – August 4, 1806
  • Robert Kennedy married Rebecca Carnahan – September 15, 1806
  • Robert H. Kimbrough married Sally Baskett – April 14, 1807
  • George W. Murphy married Sally Dean – April 2, 1807
  • Stephen Peyton married Nancy Doughty – April 16, 1807
  • Aaron Carnehan married Elvira Mitchell – December 18, 1806
  • James Carson married Isabella Mathers – January 22, 1807
  • Tolliver Hughes married Susannah Gamble – May 17, 1807
  • David Gamble married Polly Stoop – January 1, 1807
  • John Irvin married Sarah Ishmael – May 10, 1807
  • Matthew Scott married Jane Philips – January 3, 1807
  • William Crawford married Elsey Doughty – June 2, 1807
  • Joseph Easlick married Patsey Griffith – November 17, 1807

Old Millersburg Cemetery – Martin Family

IMG_2889The Old Millersburg Cemetery is located on US68 just over the line from Bourbon to Nicholas County.  I’ve written about this cemetery several times because it is so unusual, and one of my favorites!  As you can see from the above photo the original cemetery was surrounded by a rock wall, with the entrance from the road, as seen below.  At some point this part of the rock wall was opened to allow more burials.  From the above photo you can see the Martin family buried in the first row, with the rounded stone to the left belonging to Hiram Martin

IMG_2916Front entrance to cemetery

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Edmund Martin departed this life November 28, 1811.  Aged 65 years.

Edmund Martin was a Revolutionary War soldier.  He served as a private in the Sussex County, New Jersey, militia receiving certificate #577, dated May 1, 1784.  In yesterday’s post of his will, we learned at his death he had four sons, Edmund, Micajah, Jeremiah and Elijah, and four daughters Nancy Aultic, Rachel Rees, Milly Bland and Hannah Porter.  One daughter was deceased at that time since he left land to his son-in-law Eli Huron.

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Susan, wife of Edmund Martin, Senior, departed this life July 18, 1821.  Aged 62 years.

Edmund Martin, son of Edmund Martin, Senior, is buried at the side of his father.

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Edmund Martin, born April 29, 1789, died May 27, 1863

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Rebecca, wife of Edmund Martin, born December 27, 1791, died November 23, 1865

Three children of the younger Edmund Martin and wife Rebecca are also buried in Old Millersburg Cemetery.

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Margaret F., wife of Rev. C. King and daughter of Edmund and Rebecca Martin, born February 17, 1833, died March 22, 1854

Daughter Margaret was so young when she died, 21 years of age.  Perhaps she died during childbirth.

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Hiram Martin, born October 10, 1816, died June 30, 1838

Hiram was the eldest son of Edmund and Rebecca.  He, too, died at a very young age, 21.  Notice his footstone leaning on his grave marker.

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J. J. Martin, born January 26, 1823 – March 30, 1881

Jeremiah John Martin, son of Edmund and Rebecca, was named for his uncle.

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Nancy J. Martin, October 23, 1823 – November 21, 1893

Nancy was the wife of Jeremiah John Martin.

Thus is the story of a family by the name of Martin, who fought in the Revolutionary War, and eventually moved their family from Sussex County, New Jersey to Nicholas County, Kentucky.  A similar story that was played out by many families during the early years of our country!  Does anyone have more information on this family?