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      326. Peter Abshire, Sr., born in From Pitsylvania Co., Va. He was the son of 652. Abraham Abshire and 653. Mrs. Abshire). He married 327. Nancy Doran.

      327. Nancy Doran She was the daughter of 654. Hartborn Doran and 655. Mary Doran).
     
Children of Peter Abshire and Nancy Doran are:
  163 i.   Mary 'Polly' Abshire, born Abt. 1793 in VA; married Simeon Justice 02 January 1809 in Franklin Co., VA.
  ii.   Rhoda Abshire, born Abt. 1805; married Ezra Justice; born Abt. 1802.
  Notes for Ezra Justice:
EZRA SETTLED ON SIMS CREEK, FLOYD COUNTY (LATER BECAME PIKE COUNTY). S-JUSTICE-THACKER HISTORY.

  iii.   Peter Abshire, born 07 August 1831 in (FRANKLIN) VA; married Artie 'Artilda' Justice 23 September 1857 in (PIKE) KY; born Abt. 1835 in (PIKE) KY.
  Notes for Artie 'Artilda' Justice:
ARTIE AND PETER HAD 7 KIDS AND LIVED IN THE HEAD OF GRAPEVINE.


      330. Elisha "Big Lish" Thacker, born Abt. 1851. He was the son of 86. "Big Green" Greenville Thacker, Sr and 87. Darcas Adkins. He married 331. Piety Thacker 16 November 1871.

      331. Piety Thacker She was the daughter of 80. Elisha Thacker, Jr and 81. Florina Justice.
     
Children of Elisha Thacker and Piety Thacker are:
  165 i.   Florina "Rina" Thacker, married (1) Tom Conway; married (2) WILLIAM "BILL" COLEMAN, (40-1A.1B).
  ii.   GREENVILLE THACKER, (40-1A.2), married (1) ANNA C. BLACKBURN, (40-1A.2A) 21 October 1898 in HOME OF COB BLACKBURN; married (2) DULCINA COLEMAN, (40-1A.2A) 26 January 1905 in HOME OF JOSEPH COLEMAN.
  iii.   HIBBARD THACKER, (40-1A.4), married NANCY JANE JUSTICE, (40-1A.4A) 1901.
  iv.   JOHN EPP THACKER, (40-1A.3), born 11 October 1873 in POMPEY CR. (PIKE) KY; died 07 February 1934; married MALINDA JANE THACKER, (40-1A.3A) 19 October 1899 in HOME OF THOMAS THACKER; born 22 May 1880; died 17 July 1952.


      336. Thomas Blackburn, Sr.?, born Abt. 1785. He married 337. Mrs. Blackburn).

      337. Mrs. Blackburn)
     
Child of Thomas Blackburn and Mrs. Blackburn) is:
  168 i.   Thomas Blackburn, Jr., born Abt. 1800 in VA; died 1871 in Floyd Co., KY; married Sarah Thacker 10 October 1821 in Floyd Co., KY.


      338. Absolom Thacker, born Abt. 1780 in Pitsylvania, VA; died Abt. 1860 in Pike Co., KY. He was the son of 320. Joseph Thacker and 321. Elizabeth 'Betty' Jones. He married 339. Nancy Adkins 06 December 1800 in Pitsylvanin Co., VA, BY REV. RICHARD ELLIOTT.

      339. Nancy Adkins, died 1808. She was the daughter of 348. Nathaniel Adkins, Sr. and 679. 1/2 Cherokee Adkins).

Notes for Absolom Thacker:
ABSOLOM WAS A MILLER BY TRADE. AFTER MARRYING NANCY ADKINS, THEY LIVED NEAR MILL CREEK IN PA CO. VA. NANCY DIED YOUNG, AND ABSOLEM MARRIED HER HALF SISTER, SALLY ADKINS.

ABSOLEM LOVED PHEBE ADKINS, WHO WAS A WHOLE SISTER TO HIS FIRST WIFE, NANCY. PHEBE MARRIED WILLIAM PARSONS ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1900, BUT SHE LATER HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ABSOLEM WHICH LASTED FOR MANY YEARS. IN 1817 SHE GAVE BIRTH TO ABSOLEM'S SON. HER HUSBAND TOOK THE BABY TO ABSOLEM AND TOLD HIM TO RAISE IT, WHICH HE DID.

ABSOLEM SERVED AS THE GUIDE WHEN HIS FAMILY LEFT PITSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA AND CROSSED THE MOUNTAINS INTO THE BIG SANDY VALLEY.HE SETTLED ON GREASY CREEK IN PIKE COUNTY, KY, ON A PART OF THE ORIGINAL JOHN GRAHAM SURVEY. HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW ALSO SETTLED ON GREASY CREEK. ABSOLOM AND WILLIAM MADE CRUDE LOG CABINS FROM THE VIRGIN YELLOW POPLAR. HIS MOTHER, GRANNY BETTY LIVED WITH HIM THE REST OF HER LIFE.
     
Children of Absolom Thacker and Nancy Adkins are:
  169 i.   Sarah Thacker, born 1802; died 1883; married Thomas Blackburn, Jr. 10 October 1821 in Floyd Co., KY.
  ii.   Nathaniel Thacker, born 1803; married DELILAH BLACKBURN, (169-2A) 1820.


      348. Nathaniel Adkins, Sr. He married 349. Mrs. Adkins).

      349. Mrs. Adkins)
     
Children of Nathaniel Adkins and Mrs. Adkins) are:
  174 i.   William Adkins, Sr, married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Thacker December 1805.
  ii.   Sally Adkins, married Absolom Thacker Abt. 1808; born Abt. 1780 in Pitsylvania, VA; died Abt. 1860 in Pike Co., KY.
  Notes for Absolom Thacker:
ABSOLOM WAS A MILLER BY TRADE. AFTER MARRYING NANCY ADKINS, THEY LIVED NEAR MILL CREEK IN PA CO. VA. NANCY DIED YOUNG, AND ABSOLEM MARRIED HER HALF SISTER, SALLY ADKINS.

ABSOLEM LOVED PHEBE ADKINS, WHO WAS A WHOLE SISTER TO HIS FIRST WIFE, NANCY. PHEBE MARRIED WILLIAM PARSONS ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1900, BUT SHE LATER HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ABSOLEM WHICH LASTED FOR MANY YEARS. IN 1817 SHE GAVE BIRTH TO ABSOLEM'S SON. HER HUSBAND TOOK THE BABY TO ABSOLEM AND TOLD HIM TO RAISE IT, WHICH HE DID.

ABSOLEM SERVED AS THE GUIDE WHEN HIS FAMILY LEFT PITSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA AND CROSSED THE MOUNTAINS INTO THE BIG SANDY VALLEY.HE SETTLED ON GREASY CREEK IN PIKE COUNTY, KY, ON A PART OF THE ORIGINAL JOHN GRAHAM SURVEY. HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW ALSO SETTLED ON GREASY CREEK. ABSOLOM AND WILLIAM MADE CRUDE LOG CABINS FROM THE VIRGIN YELLOW POPLAR. HIS MOTHER, GRANNY BETTY LIVED WITH HIM THE REST OF HER LIFE.


      352. John May, born in From Martinsburn (Berkeley) VA; died 1813 in Floyd Co., KY. He married 353. Sarah Phillips 1780 in (Berkeley) VA?.

      353. Sarah Phillips, born in From Martinsburn (Berkeley) VA.
     
Children of John May and Sarah Phillips are:
  176 i.   Daniel May, Sr, born Abt. 1784 in VA; married Nancy Ann Ball.
  ii.   William May?, married MRS. WILLIAM MAY), (176-5A).
  Notes for William May?:
THIS IS JUST A GUESS THAT WILLIAM MAY IS THE SON OF JOHN MAY. WILLIAM WAS LISTED AS THE FATHER AS THESE CHILDREN IN THE KY MARRIAGE RECORDS. THAT WOULD MAKE HIM ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS JOHN MAY'S OTHER CHILDREN AND JOHN MAY WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MOVED TO THE SHELBY VALLEY AREA WITH 6 CHILDREN.

  iii.   James May?, married Mrs. James May).
  Notes for James May?:
THIS IS JUST ANOTHER GUESS AS TO JAMES MAY BEING THE SON OF JOHN MAY. HE WAS LISTED AS THE FATHER OF NANCY MAY, WHO WAS MARRIED IN 1842, IN THE KY MARRIAGE RECORDS. THAT WOULD MAKE HIM THE RIGHT AGE TO BE ONE OF JOHN MAY'S SIX CHILDREN.

  iv.   SEN. Samuel May, born 1783 in (BERKELEY) VA?; died February 1851 in NEAR PLACERVILLE, CA; married CATHERINE EVANS, (176-2A); born in FROM MORGANTOWN VA.
  Notes for SEN. Samuel May:
SAMUEL MAY WAS THE 2ND ELDEST SON OF JOHN AND SARAH PHILLIPS MAY. HE LEFT HIS FATHERS FARM ON SHELBY CREEK AND CAME TO FLOYD COUNTY IN 1803. HE BUILT THE MAY HOUSE IN I817, IN NORTH PRESTONSBURG. HE WAS A CARPENTER, SURVEYOR, CONTRACTOR, FERRYMAN, INNKEEPER, FARMER, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, GOLD PROSPECTOR, AND POLITICIAN. HE BUILT THE COUNTY'S FIRST PERMANENT COURTHOUSE, AND ESTABLISHED ONE OF ITS FIRST SAW AND GRIST MILLS. FROM 1832 TO 1839 HE REPRESENTED THE COUNTY IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
UNABLE TO MEET HIS DEBTS IN 1842, HE SOLD MAY HOUSE TO HIS BROTHER, THOMAS MAY, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF PIKE COUNTY. HE MOVED HIS FAMILY TO A SMALLER HOUSE IN PRESTONSBURG.
IN 1849 THOMAS AND HIS SON ANDREW, LURED BY THE PROSPECT OF EASY WEALTH, JOINED THE GOLD RUSH TO CALIFORNIA. THEY TRAVELED TO INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI BY STEAMBOAT, AND TRAVERSED THE GREAT PLAINS, WHICH IN THOSE DAYS WAS AN UNCHARTED WILDERNESS, BY SADDLE HORSE.
THEY BUILT A SMALL CABIN NEAR PLACERVILLE, IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. AFTER STANDING IN THE COLD MOUNTAIN STREAMS, PANNING FOR GOLD, SAMUEL DEVELOPED PNEUMONIA AND DIED IN FEBRUARY OF 1851. ANDREW BURIED HIS FATHER IN A GRAVE MARKED ONLY BY A WOODEN CROSS AND RETURNED TO PRESTONSBURG.
ANDREW STUDIED THE LAW, AND BECAME COLONEL ANDREW JACKSON MAY, THE HERO OF THE BATTLE OF IVY MOUNTAIN AND THE ORGANIZER OF MAY 10'S KENTUCKY CALVARY. HE LATER MOVED TO TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA AND OPENED A SUCCESSFUL LAW PRACTICE. HE LATER RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA BUT WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE HIS FATHER'S GRAVE.

                                    SOURCE=KY EXPLORER, VOL 10 #7 P 61
                                          BY ROBERT PERRY, P.O. BOX                                           1460, PRESTONSBURG, KY                                           41653

  v.   Thomas May, born 1787 in (BERKELEY) VA?; died 1867 in (FLOYD) KY; married MRS. THOMAS MAY), (176-4A).
  Notes for Thomas May:
THOMAS MAY WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF PIKE COUNTY, KY. HE BOUGHT THE MAY HOUSE IN PRESTONSBURG, FROM HIS BROTHER SAMUEL IN1842. IT IS THE OLDEST BRICK HOME IN THE BIG SANDY VALLEY.


      354. George Ball, born Abt. 1770. He married 355. Elizabeth Tunnell.

      355. Elizabeth Tunnell, born Abt. 1770.
     
Child of George Ball and Elizabeth Tunnell is:
  177 i.   Nancy Ann Ball, born Abt. 1795 in VA; married Daniel May, Sr.


      364. William Stanley, Jr., born 1746 in Orange Co., VA. He was the son of 728. William Stanley II and 729. Judith Stanley). He married 365. Nancy Jane Mullins 21 February 1840 in Franklin Co., VA.

      365. Nancy Jane Mullins She was the daughter of 730. John Wesley 'Buttin John' Mullins.
     
Children of William Stanley and Nancy Mullins are:
  182 i.   Moses Stanley, born Abt. 1800; married Nellie Lowe 29 October 1822 in Patrick Co., VA.
  ii.   Ailia/Alley Stanley, born Abt. 1801; married James Stanley 12 November 1805 in Franklin Co., VA; born Bef. 1794 in Franklin Co., VA.


      432. Jacob DeBoard
     
Child of Jacob DeBoard is:
  216 i.   Joseph DeBoard, born Abt. 1765 in Surry Co., NC; married Martha Prince Abt. 1809 in Surry Co., NC.


      452. Harrison Newsom, Sr., born 1775 in NC; died 1836. He was the son of 904. Lewis Newsom and 905. Millie 'Mildred' Vick. He married 453. Mary Margaret 'Peggy' Lowe 09 February 1802 in Rowan Co., NC.

      453. Mary Margaret 'Peggy' Lowe, born 1781 in NC; died WFT Est. 1819-1875.
     
Children of Harrison Newsom and Mary Lowe are:
  i.   Mary Polly Newsom, born April 1800; died WFT Est. 1801-1894; married James Mullins 19 August 1837 in Pike Co., KY; born Abt. 1800.
  ii.   Hartwell Newsom, born April 1803 in NC; died WFT Est. 1843-1894; married (1) Jenny Mullins 05 May 1825 in Pike Co., KY; born Abt. 1803; married (2) Sarah Sally Tolley 13 March 1831 in Pike Co., KY; born Abt. 1815; died WFT Est. 1843-1909.
  226 iii.   Henry Newsom, born Abt. 1807; died WFT Est. 1839-1898; married Martha 'Patsy' Branham 06 February 1831 in Pike Co., KY.
  236 iv.   Harrison Newsom, Jr., born 1812 in NC; died Aft. 1877 in Pike Co., KY; married Mary Polly Hall 11 December 1834 in Pike Co., KY.
  v.   Frederick Newsom, born 05 January 1812 in Rowan Co., NC; died 13 August 1900 in Pike Co., KY; married (1) Anza Hall 22 January 1835 in Pike Co., KY; born Abt. 1819 in VA; died Aft. 1863 in Pike Co., KY; married (2) Arminda Frazier 15 September 1870 in Pike Co., KY; born WFT Est. 1774-1813; died WFT Est. 1872-1906.
  vi.   Davenport Newsom, born Abt. 1816 in KY; died WFT Est. 1853-1907; married Marinda Bryant 06 November 1837 in Pike Co., KY; born Abt. 1825 in KY; died WFT Est. 1853-1919.
  vii.   Nancy Newsom, born Abt. 1810; met Corneilous Roberts Abt. 1829 in Pike Co., KY; born 1794.
  Notes for Nancy Newsom:
[Source: Reed Roberts notes]: "Nancy Newsome had at least two children out of wedlock. Namely Henry and William Newsome. She lawed Corneilous Roberts in 1829 to bind William to him."

  viii.   Irene Newsom, born Abt. 1817; married Solomon Hamilton; born Abt. 1817.
  ix.   Margaret 'Peggy' Newsom, born Abt. 1818; married Smith Mullins 19 April 1833 in Pike Co., KY; born Abt. 1815.
  Notes for Margaret 'Peggy' Newsom:
[Source='Marriage Bonds of Pike Co. KY' by Clyde Runyon]: #363 - License issued March 18, 1833 by John D. Mims cpcc for marriage of Smith Mullins and Peggy Newsom. Bond, in names of Smith Mullins and William Mullins (*B H?), signed by Smith Mullins and William Mullins (by marks). Letter of consent for "my daughter Peggy Newsome and Smith Mullins" to marry, dated March 16, 1833; signed by Peggy Newsome (by mark) and by Juduth Mullins and attested by William Mullins (by mark). Smith Mullins and Peggy Newsome married April 19, 1833 by Wm. Tackitt. *(Note: B H probably stands for "Bald Head", for identification - C. Runyon). [Note: I think B H stands for 'Buttin'' Head. Madge Ray]


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