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View Tree for John ClineJohn Cline (b. Abt. 1751, d. Aug 1820)

John Cline was born Abt. 1751 in Madison Co, Kentucky, and died Aug 1820 in Fox Creek, Fleming, Kentucky. He married (1) Mary "Polly" (Mc Neeley) McNeely on Aug 14, 1787 in Madison, Kentucky.

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John CLINE (AFN:QZK4-VJ) Pedigree
Born: 1751 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aug 1820 Place: Farm On Fox Cr., Fleming, Kentucky
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
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Mary MCNEELEY (AFN:QZK4-WP) Pedigree
Born: 1755 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aft 1840 Place:
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
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M Samuel F. CLINE (AFN:QZK5-4V) Pedigree
Born: 1799 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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2. Sex Name
F Mary CLINE (AFN:QZK5-52) Pedigree
Born: 1801 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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3. Sex Name
M John CLINE (AFN:QZK5-67) Pedigree
Born: 1803 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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4. Sex Name
M Taylor CLINE (AFN:QZK5-3P) Pedigree
Born: 1798 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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5. Sex Name
M Peter CLINE (AFN:QZK5-06) Pedigree
Born: 1795 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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6. Sex Name
M Byers CLINE (AFN:QZK5-2J) Pedigree
Born: 1797 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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7. Sex Name
M James CLINE (AFN:QZK4-Z2) Pedigree
Born: 1792 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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8. Sex Name
M Landon CLINE (AFN:QZK5-1C) Pedigree
Born: 1796 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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9. Sex Name
M Levi Wheeler CLINE (AFN:C3KD-CV) Pedigree
Born: 1 Jun 1809 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 25 Feb 1888 Place: Elliott Co., Ky
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10. Sex Name
M William CLINE (AFN:QZK4-XV) Pedigree
Born: 6 Aug 1788 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 7 Jun 1847 Place: , Fleming, Ky
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Husband's Name
John CLINE (AFN:QZK4-VJ) Pedigree
Born: 1751 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aug 1820 Place: Farm On Fox Cr., Fleming, Kentucky
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Wife's Name
Mary MCNEELEY (AFN:QZK4-WP) Pedigree
Born: 1755 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aft 1840 Place:
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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1. Sex Name
M Samuel F. CLINE (AFN:QZK5-4V) Pedigree
Born: 1799 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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2. Sex Name
F Mary CLINE (AFN:QZK5-52) Pedigree
Born: 1801 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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3. Sex Name
M John CLINE (AFN:QZK5-67) Pedigree
Born: 1803 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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4. Sex Name
M Taylor CLINE (AFN:QZK5-3P) Pedigree
Born: 1798 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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5. Sex Name
M Peter CLINE (AFN:QZK5-06) Pedigree
Born: 1795 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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6. Sex Name
M Byers CLINE (AFN:QZK5-2J) Pedigree
Born: 1797 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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7. Sex Name
M James CLINE (AFN:QZK4-Z2) Pedigree
Born: 1792 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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8. Sex Name
M Landon CLINE (AFN:QZK5-1C) Pedigree
Born: 1796 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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9. Sex Name
M Levi Wheeler CLINE (AFN:C3KD-CV) Pedigree
Born: 1 Jun 1809 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 25 Feb 1888 Place: Elliott Co., Ky
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10. Sex Name
M William CLINE (AFN:QZK4-XV) Pedigree
Born: 6 Aug 1788 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 7 Jun 1847 Place: , Fleming, Ky
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Husband's Name
John CLINE (AFN:QZK4-VJ) Pedigree
Born: 1751 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aug 1820 Place: Farm On Fox Cr., Fleming, Kentucky
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Wife's Name
Mary MCNEELEY (AFN:QZK4-WP) Pedigree
Born: 1755 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aft 1840 Place:
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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1. Sex Name
M Samuel F. CLINE (AFN:QZK5-4V) Pedigree
Born: 1799 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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2. Sex Name
F Mary CLINE (AFN:QZK5-52) Pedigree
Born: 1801 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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3. Sex Name
M John CLINE (AFN:QZK5-67) Pedigree
Born: 1803 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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4. Sex Name
M Taylor CLINE (AFN:QZK5-3P) Pedigree
Born: 1798 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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5. Sex Name
M Peter CLINE (AFN:QZK5-06) Pedigree
Born: 1795 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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6. Sex Name
M Byers CLINE (AFN:QZK5-2J) Pedigree
Born: 1797 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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7. Sex Name
M James CLINE (AFN:QZK4-Z2) Pedigree
Born: 1792 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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8. Sex Name
M Landon CLINE (AFN:QZK5-1C) Pedigree
Born: 1796 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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9. Sex Name
M Levi Wheeler CLINE (AFN:C3KD-CV) Pedigree
Born: 1 Jun 1809 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 25 Feb 1888 Place: Elliott Co., Ky
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10. Sex Name
M William CLINE (AFN:QZK4-XV) Pedigree
Born: 6 Aug 1788 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 7 Jun 1847 Place: , Fleming, Ky
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Husband's Name
John CLINE (AFN:QZK4-VJ) Pedigree
Born: 1751 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aug 1820 Place: Farm On Fox Cr., Fleming, Kentucky
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Wife's Name
Mary MCNEELEY (AFN:QZK4-WP) Pedigree
Born: 1755 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aft 1840 Place:
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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1. Sex Name
M Samuel F. CLINE (AFN:QZK5-4V) Pedigree
Born: 1799 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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2. Sex Name
F Mary CLINE (AFN:QZK5-52) Pedigree
Born: 1801 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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3. Sex Name
M John CLINE (AFN:QZK5-67) Pedigree
Born: 1803 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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4. Sex Name
M Taylor CLINE (AFN:QZK5-3P) Pedigree
Born: 1798 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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5. Sex Name
M Peter CLINE (AFN:QZK5-06) Pedigree
Born: 1795 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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6. Sex Name
M Byers CLINE (AFN:QZK5-2J) Pedigree
Born: 1797 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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7. Sex Name
M James CLINE (AFN:QZK4-Z2) Pedigree
Born: 1792 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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8. Sex Name
M Landon CLINE (AFN:QZK5-1C) Pedigree
Born: 1796 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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9. Sex Name
M Levi Wheeler CLINE (AFN:C3KD-CV) Pedigree
Born: 1 Jun 1809 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 25 Feb 1888 Place: Elliott Co., Ky
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10. Sex Name
M William CLINE (AFN:QZK4-XV) Pedigree
Born: 6 Aug 1788 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 7 Jun 1847 Place: , Fleming, Ky
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Husband's Name
John CLINE (AFN:QZK4-VJ) Pedigree
Born: 1751 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aug 1820 Place: Farm On Fox Cr., Fleming, Kentucky
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Wife's Name
Mary MCNEELEY (AFN:QZK4-WP) Pedigree
Born: 1755 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aft 1840 Place:
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Children
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1. Sex Name
M Samuel F. CLINE (AFN:QZK5-4V) Pedigree
Born: 1799 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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2. Sex Name
F Mary CLINE (AFN:QZK5-52) Pedigree
Born: 1801 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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3. Sex Name
M John CLINE (AFN:QZK5-67) Pedigree
Born: 1803 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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4. Sex Name
M Taylor CLINE (AFN:QZK5-3P) Pedigree
Born: 1798 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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5. Sex Name
M Peter CLINE (AFN:QZK5-06) Pedigree
Born: 1795 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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6. Sex Name
M Byers CLINE (AFN:QZK5-2J) Pedigree
Born: 1797 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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7. Sex Name
M James CLINE (AFN:QZK4-Z2) Pedigree
Born: 1792 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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8. Sex Name
M Landon CLINE (AFN:QZK5-1C) Pedigree
Born: 1796 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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9. Sex Name
M Levi Wheeler CLINE (AFN:C3KD-CV) Pedigree
Born: 1 Jun 1809 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 25 Feb 1888 Place: Elliott Co., Ky
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10. Sex Name
M William CLINE (AFN:QZK4-XV) Pedigree
Born: 6 Aug 1788 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 7 Jun 1847 Place: , Fleming, Ky
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Husband's Name
John CLINE (AFN:QZK4-VJ) Pedigree
Born: 1751 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aug 1820 Place: Farm On Fox Cr., Fleming, Kentucky
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Wife's Name
Mary MCNEELEY (AFN:QZK4-WP) Pedigree
Born: 1755 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aft 1840 Place:
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Children
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1. Sex Name
M Samuel F. CLINE (AFN:QZK5-4V) Pedigree
Born: 1799 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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2. Sex Name
F Mary CLINE (AFN:QZK5-52) Pedigree
Born: 1801 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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3. Sex Name
M John CLINE (AFN:QZK5-67) Pedigree
Born: 1803 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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4. Sex Name
M Taylor CLINE (AFN:QZK5-3P) Pedigree
Born: 1798 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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5. Sex Name
M Peter CLINE (AFN:QZK5-06) Pedigree
Born: 1795 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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6. Sex Name
M Byers CLINE (AFN:QZK5-2J) Pedigree
Born: 1797 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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7. Sex Name
M James CLINE (AFN:QZK4-Z2) Pedigree
Born: 1792 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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8. Sex Name
M Landon CLINE (AFN:QZK5-1C) Pedigree
Born: 1796 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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9. Sex Name
M Levi Wheeler CLINE (AFN:C3KD-CV) Pedigree
Born: 1 Jun 1809 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 25 Feb 1888 Place: Elliott Co., Ky
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10. Sex Name
M William CLINE (AFN:QZK4-XV) Pedigree
Born: 6 Aug 1788 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 7 Jun 1847 Place: , Fleming, Ky
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Husband's Name
John CLINE (AFN:QZK4-VJ) Pedigree
Born: 1751 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aug 1820 Place: Farm On Fox Cr., Fleming, Kentucky
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Wife's Name
Mary MCNEELEY (AFN:QZK4-WP) Pedigree
Born: 1755 Place: <, Madison, Ky>
Died: Aft 1840 Place:
Married: 14 Aug 1787 Place: , Madison, Ky
Father:
Mother:
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Children
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1. Sex Name
M Samuel F. CLINE (AFN:QZK5-4V) Pedigree
Born: 1799 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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2. Sex Name
F Mary CLINE (AFN:QZK5-52) Pedigree
Born: 1801 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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3. Sex Name
M John CLINE (AFN:QZK5-67) Pedigree
Born: 1803 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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4. Sex Name
M Taylor CLINE (AFN:QZK5-3P) Pedigree
Born: 1798 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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5. Sex Name
M Peter CLINE (AFN:QZK5-06) Pedigree
Born: 1795 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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6. Sex Name
M Byers CLINE (AFN:QZK5-2J) Pedigree
Born: 1797 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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7. Sex Name
M James CLINE (AFN:QZK4-Z2) Pedigree
Born: 1792 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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8. Sex Name
M Landon CLINE (AFN:QZK5-1C) Pedigree
Born: 1796 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
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9. Sex Name
M Levi Wheeler CLINE (AFN:C3KD-CV) Pedigree

Born: 1 Jun 1809 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 25 Feb 1888 Place: Elliott Co., Ky
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10. Sex Name
M William CLINE (AFN:QZK4-XV) Pedigree
Born: 6 Aug 1788 Place: , Fleming, Kentucky
Died: 7 Jun 1847 Place: , Fleming, Ky
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******* Madison county was formed in 1786. It is located in the Eastern Knobs region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 530 to 1660 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 70,872 in a land area of 440.68 square miles, an average of 160.8 people per square mile. The county seat is Richmond.
***** Madison County Kentucky History Early History---------------------------The first white men to enter Madison County's area were probably professional Indian trader John Findley, Daniel Boone, and four companions who came into the region in 1769 on a hunting and exploring expedition. The following year Boone's brother Squire went back to North Carolina to replenish supplies, leaving Daniel to explore as far as the Falls of the Ohio at present-day Louisville. In July Squire Boone communicated his return to Kentucky to Daniel by carving "1770 Squire Boone" on a prominent rock in the southern section of the area that became Madison County, near a campsite they had previously made. Now famous, Squire Boone's rock is displayed today inside the Madison County Courthouse. In 1774 a group of five adventurers led by Judge Richard Henderson of North Carolina formed the Transylvania Company to obtain land west of the Appalachians from the Indians. Henderson successfully purchased from the Cherokee nearly 20,000,000 acres of land including present-day Madison County. Daniel Boone was employed by the company in 1775 to cut a trail into the land through the Cumberland Gap and to establish a settlement on the south bank of the Kentucky River. Boone and his crew of thirty men marked a path that would become known as the Wilderness Trace (later called Road). Originally only a bridle path that wound through the county's north-south axis, it provided access to settlers from Virginia and North Carolina via the Cumberland Gap. Remnants of it still exist in Madison County near U.S. 25 South and Red House Road, KY 388. When Indians attacked them near the present-day Bluegrass Army Depot in Madison County, Capt. John Twetty fell mortally wounded. The party hastily constructed a small, palisaded log enclosure about six feet high to repulse their attackers. This temporary fortification, called Twetty's Fort after the man whose burial place lay inside, is considered to have been the first fort erected in Kentucky.Pressing on, the men reached the Kentucky River and built another small fort near the mouth of Otter Creek. When Richard Henderson arrived in April with about forty settlers, he directed the construction of a larger fortification nearby. Called Fort Boone, it consisted of approximately twenty-six single-room, one-story log structures joined by a stockade wall having two-story blockhouses at each of the four corners. Thus guarded by the fort, the Wilderness Road became safer for settlers. In 1775 the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, refused to recognize the existence of a Transylvania Colony. The following year the state of Virginia created Kentucky County, which included the area now occupied by Madison County, out of portion of a Fincastle County. Having a town plat of twenty acres divided into 119 lots, streets, and a common area, in 1779 Boonesborough (originally spelled Boonsborough) became the first town in Kentucky County to be chartered by Virginia. Kentucky County was divided into three counties in 1780-- Jefferson, Fayette, and Lincoln--with the area comprising today's Madison County being a part of Lincoln County.
****** Madison County Kentucky HistoryEstablishment ----------------The Virginia Assembly in 1779 encouraged migration to Kentucky by providing Revolutionary War veterans with land grants. The legislature also sold land through treasury warrants and granted four-hundred-acre claims to settlers after one year's residence and production of a corn crop. In 1785 settlers, many having moved south of Fort Boone to the banks of Otter, Silver, and Tates Creeks, petitioned Virginia's legislature to separate from Lincoln County. Their request was approved, and the new county was established on August 22, 1786. It was named for Virginia statesman James Madison who later became the fourth president of the United States (1809-1817). The sixth Virginia county in the Kentucky area, Madison originally extended east-southeastward to the present Kentucky-Virginia state line and included land that now comprises five counties and a portion of nine others. Madison countians, like other Kentuckians, grew discontented under Virginia's control within a short period of time. Underrepresentation in the Virginia legislature as well as confusion over land claims increased their aggravation and caused them to call for statehood. Three delegated from Madison County attended the convention of 1792 which wrote a constitution preparing Kentucky for admission to the Union as the fifteenth state. During the early years of Madison County's existence, Boonesborough thrived as a community. It contained over one hundred houses by 1790, a commons of over five hundred acres, a warehouse, a ferry, and a post office. When Kentucky became a state in 1792, thirty-three citizens of Madison County offered the new Commonwealth considerable land and money to select Boonesborough as the new state capital. After the rejection of their proposal the prosperity and population of the town rapidly declined. Frequent flooding also retarded growth, and little remained by the 1820s to identify Boonesborough as a town. Madison County's first courthouse, a stone and wood structure, was built in 1788 in the town of Milford, overlooking Taylor's Fork on Silver Creek. Ten years later the Kentucky legislature authorized the removal of the county seat to land owned by Col. John Miller. Miller was a Revolutionary War veteran, a farmer, and one of Madison County's first three state representatives. When he came to Kentucky in 1784, Col. Miller bought William Hoy's 1,000-acre pre-emption for $1,000, settled along Otter Creek, and erected a house and barn near the present site of the Madison County Courthouse. The county court acquired two acres of Miller's land for public buildings on a hill surrounding his barn, and the court records were removed from Milford. Bitter opposition resulted, ceasing only after a reputed four-hour fight and a $1,600 payment to angry Milford residents. In spite of the compensation, Milford never recovered from the loss, and resentment continued. On July 4, 1798, Madison's new county seat was officially named "Richmond" in honor of Col. Miller's birthplace in Virginia. The trustees of Richmond ordered that fifty acres of land owned by Col. Miller and Col. James Barbour be surveyed and laid off into lots and streets by surveyor Maj. John Crooke. Robert Rodes, one of the trustees, was named superintendent to oversee the construction of a new courthouse. Tyra Rodes designed a two-story brick courthouse which was built in 1799 on the site of John Miller's barn. This structure, consisting of eight rooms and an underground brick vault, stood for over fiftyyears until the present courthouse was erected in the same location. The county's early history was dominated by one particular leader, Gen. Green Clay. Having arrived in the area in 1780, he purchased 1,400 acres of land in 1785 from the Reverend John Tanner of Tates Creek. Green Clay wielded tremendous influence on the political and economic affairs of Madison County as a county court magistrate for nearly forty years. self-made entrepreneur, Clay developed a vast empire, owning over 40,000 acres by 1800 as sell as ferries, taverns, warehouses, grist mills, distilleries, toll roads, and slaves. Green Clays descendants played significant roles in county, state, and national history. Particularly noteworthy in his son Cassius Marcellus Clay who became an antislavery advocate.


More About John Cline:
Date born 2: Abt. 1751, Madison, Kentucky.

More About John Cline and Mary "Polly" (Mc Neeley) McNeely:
Marriage: Aug 14, 1787, Madison, Kentucky.

More About John Cline and <Unnamed>:
Marriage: Aug 14, 1787, Madison, Kentucky.

Children of John Cline and Mary "Polly" (Mc Neeley) McNeely are:
  1. +Levi Wheeler Cline, b. Jun 01, 1809, Fleming, Kentucky, d. Feb 25, 1888, Elliott Co, Kentucky.

Children of John Cline are:
  1. +Levi Wheeler Cline, b. Jun 01, 1809, Fleming, Kentucky, d. Feb 25, 1888, Elliott Co, Kentucky.
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