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Ancestors of Nellie Kirk Ingalls

Generation No. 5

      20. Isaac Wright114, born September 3, 1736 in Plympton, Plymouth, MA115; died October 29, 1796 in Plympton, Plymouth, MA116. He was the son of 40. Isaac Wright and 41. Mary Cole. He married 21. Faith Chandler 1761 in Plymouth , Plymouth, MA.

      21. Faith Chandler117, born 1740118; died May 12, 1821118. She was the daughter of 42. Zebedee Chandler and 43. Lidia Loring.

More About Isaac Wright:
Burial: Ye Olde Burial Grounds, Plympton, MA119

More About Faith Chandler:
Burial: Ye Olde Burial Grounds, Plympton, MA119

Marriage Notes for Isaac Wright and Faith Chandler:
Isaac and Faith apparently were cousins. Their common ancestors are Edward Gray and Dorothy Lettice.
Children of Isaac Wright and Faith Chandler are:
  10 i.   Nathaniel Wright, born in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; died 1854; married Lydia Holmes.
  ii.   Chandler Wright119, born November 25, 1766 in Plympton, Plymouth, MA120; died October 27, 1824 in West Cambridge, MA121; married Susanna Ellis March 7, 1795 in Plympton, Plymouth, MA122.
  Notes for Chandler Wright:
In the 1800 census of Plymouth County, Chandler Wright was 20010-1001000. Two males under 10 and one male 26 and under 45. One female under 10 and one female 26 and under 45. In the 1810 Census, he is in Boston, Ward 6 (Page 183). In the 1820 Census, he is at West Cambridge, MA (Page 164). [Web site of John Redfern 1/25/2002]

      22. Curtis Holmes123, died 1866123.
Child of Curtis Holmes is:
  11 i.   Lydia Holmes, married Nathaniel Wright.

      24. James Kirk, Sr.124, born 1720 in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland124; died May 9, 1783 in Augusta Co., VA124. He married 25. Agnes Edmiston Abt. 1757 in Augusta Co., VA.

      25. Agnes Edmiston124, born Abt. 1733 in Fairfax, Augusta, VA124; died Abt. 1773124. She was the daughter of 50. Mathew Edmiston and 51. Margaret Patterson.

Notes for James Kirk, Sr.:
In July 1774 James Kirk is recorded as being a member of the First Committee of Public Safety in Virginia, a body chaired by George Washington and which did much to influence the course of Virginia prior to the Battle of Lexington. Later he was appointed to the Committee of Correspondence, a unit in the Committee of Public Safety.

  Notes for Agnes Edmiston:
Agnes and James followed her parents, the Edmiston's to America--settling at Alexandria, Virginia sometime before 1774.
Children of James Kirk and Agnes Edmiston are:
  12 i.   James T. Kirk, born March 23, 1759 in Stafford County, VA; died June 1, 1857 in Lebanon, Marion, KY; married (1) Ann Horton 1788 in Stafford County, VA; married (2) Mahala Chamberlain July 30, 1840 in Marion Co., KY.
  ii.   Matthew Kirk, born Abt. 1760 in County Antrim, Ireland; died June 2, 1839 in Lancaster Co., SC.
  iii.   Alexander Kirk
  iv.   John Kirk
  v.   Robert Kirk

      28. Alexander Handley125, born Abt. 1737125; died 1781125. He was the son of 56. William Handley and 57. Margaret Christie?. He married 29. Mary Ewing.

      29. Mary Ewing125.

Notes for Alexander Handley:
"Alexander Handley served as a captain in the Army during the Revolutionary War and was a prisoner of war at the time of his death. He wrote a will dated December 6, 1780. and it was probated January 10, 1782. He named his wife, Mary Ewing Handley, his son, John Handley IV, and a daughter Martha Baker Handley as heirs. He had a drum and a loom on the inventory list."

[The Handley Family History by Mary Mortimeyer and Richard Hopkins]

He was a Captain in the Revolution, serving under Major David Campbell at Cowpens. He died as a prisoner of war. His will is on record in Botecourt. She remarried Benjamin Gibbs in Nelson Co., KY."

[Handley, Handly, Hanley Collection by Randall J. Handly]
Children of Alexander Handley and Mary Ewing are:
  14 i.   John Handley IV, born Abt. 1775; died May 13, 1816 in Washington Co., KY; married Phoebe Underwood March 25, 1796 in Lincoln Co., KY.
  ii.   Martha Baker Handley125

      30. Benjamin Underwood126, born 1739126; died July 21, 1778 in Yohogania County, VA (now Greene Co., PA)126. He married 31. Mary Crow Abt. 1761126.

      31. Mary Crow126, born 1742 in probably New Castle Co., Delaware126; died 1818 in Shelby Co., KY126. She was the daughter of 62. Walter Crow and 63. Anne Miller.

Notes for Benjamin Underwood:
Just a couple of things on the early Underwoods -- I am still reserving judgment on whether Benjamin was the son of Samuel of Chatham Co., NC. It seems plausible, but I haven't seen any proof, and since there were other Underwood families in Virginia, he could have come from elsewhere. Also, Benjamin died July 21, 1778 in Yohogania County, Virginia, now Greene County, Pennsylvania. Mary Crow Underwood Hansbrough died in 1818 in Shelby Co. KY. Is there a citation somewhere for the 1762 marriage date? It was probably around that time, based on the birthdate of son John, but has anyone found a marriage record? [e-mail from Sarah Barker]

Several sources show Benjamin as the son of Samuel Underwood and Ann Travilla.

  Notes for Mary Crow:
Mary was the oldest child of Walter and Ann. She was married to Benjamin Underwood and had five children. They lived in Yohogania County, now Greene County, Pennsylvania, where both are listed as possible founding members of the Goshen Baptist Church. Benjamin went to Kentucky in 1776 and marked out a claim of 1000 acres but he was never to settle on it as he died in 1778. He had a drinking problem as evidenced in the church minutes, but it's not known how he died.

Mary and her children went to Kentucky in the year 1779 as part of Jacob Van Meter's flotilla from Fort Pitt to Louisville. Jacob was another possible founding member of the Goshen Church. Once in Kentucky the Van Meters (who would show up in our Crow family in a later generation) and Mary and her children went east and settled at Squire Boone's Station near present-day Shelbyville. She is listed as the Widow Underwood and one of the first settlers at the station, which was also called Painted Stone Station. Morias Hansbrough (various spellings are found of this surname) was also among the original group of settlers at the station and he and Mary were probably married there in 1780.

Mary's son John Underwood in 1780 claimed the 1000 pre-emption of land that his father had marked in 1776, with William Crow acting as his representative.

In April 1781 Boone's Station was attacked by Simon Girty and a party of Indians. Thomas Hansbrough was killed and Mary's son John Underwood was taken captive. He was held for about two years and eventually made his way back to Kentucky. Abraham Van Meter (Jacob's son) was shot in the hip and died three days later. Squire Boone (dressed in only a long white shirt) was shot by Girty, and when John came home he said that Simon Girty had boasted about making Squire Boone's shirt fly.

In September 1781 the settlers were warned of impending Indian trouble. They decided to seek shelter at a station closer in to Louisville. At a creek called Long Run between Louisville and Shelbyville the settlers were ambushed and two Hansbrough sisters (probably Morias' daughters from his first marriage) were killed.

In present-day Shelbyville there's a re-enactment of the Long Run Massacre and Mary is portrayed in this re-enactment.

[Crow family Web site 5/20/02]

Mary married Benjamin Underwood about 1762. He was killed in the Revolutionary War and Mary then moved on to Virginia and Kentucky.

[Crow family Web site 5/20/02]

More About Mary Crow:
Date born 2: Abt. 1748127
Children of Benjamin Underwood and Mary Crow are:
  i.   John Underwood128, born 1762128; died 1830 in Shelby County, KY129; married Mary Teague.
  Notes for John Underwood:
John was 'from Shelby County, Kentucky'. [E-mail from Diane Gibbs Knight 6/9/03]

"Some Underwood Families of Hendricks and Putnam Counties, Indiana", compiled by Virginia Modesitt Reklis; Indianapolis, IN 46234; Sept. 1993 says John had 14 children but only names 11 of them.

  ii.   Mary (Polly) Underwood130, born November 2, 1765130; died February 8, 1840 in Shelby Co., KY130; married George Yount February 1781131.
  iii.   Nathan Underwood132, born 1769 in Virginia133; married Betsey Wright.
  iv.   Jacob Underwood134, born 1770134; married Hannah Robinson.
  More About Jacob Underwood:
Date born 2: 1772135

  15 v.   Phoebe Underwood, born 1771; died Aft. 1830; married John Handley IV March 25, 1796 in Lincoln Co., KY.

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