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Descendants of Thomas Caudill

Generation No. 3

3. STEPHEN3 CAUDILL (JAMES2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1680 in Scotland , Great Britain, and died 1763 in Lunenburg, Virginia. He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS Abt. 1716. She was born 1698 in Scotland , Great Britain, and died Aft. 1763 in Lunenburg, Virginia.

Notes for S
Stephen Caudill, Born abt 1690 in Arglyshire, Scotland, died 1759 in Lunenburg, Va, buried in Brunswick
County, Va. Mary, Born 1698 in Scotland, Died Aft 1763 in Lunenburg, Va, Married in Scotland.
STEPHEN CAUDILL was born 1685 in VA or Scotland, and died 1763. He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS.
. STEPHEN CAUDILL,b.1680 in Scotland and died WFT Est.1739-1773
He married MARY ?, WFT Est. 1710-1739. She was born Abt. 1680
and died WFT. Est. 1740-1793.
1. Benjamin CAUDILL was born about 1675 in Scotland.
Benjamin CAUDILL and Mrs. CAUDILL had the following children:
+2 i. Stephen CAUDILL.
2. Stephen CAUDILL was born in 1695 in Scotland. He died in , , VA.
Name Stephen Caudill
Birth abt 1700

1 M James Caudill Sr.
Birth abt 1720

Spouse Mary Yarborough

2 M Benjamin Caudill
Re: Caudills of Kentucky
Posted by: Guy W. Baker Date: October 29, 2000 at 11:21:33
In Reply to: Caudills of Kentucky by Shari of 766
Jesse Caudill, 7/8/1869, married Winifred "Winnie" Caudill. First Jesse's line. He was the s/o Henry "Dicky Henry" Caudill, 1830 & Sarah Eldridge. Henry was the s/o Matthew Caudill, Jr., 1812 & Terry Caudill. Matthew was the s/o of Matthew Caudill, Sr., 1760, the s/o James Caudill, Sr., 1720, the s/o Stephen Caudill, 1685. Next the "Winnie" line. She was the d/o Susannah "Sukie" Caudill, 1847 & William B. Caudill, 1847. The descendants of James Caudill, Sr. are on the Family Tree Maker On Line. I am interested in the descendants of Jesse and "Winnie"
Re: Caudills of Kentucky
Posted by: Gary L. Eldridge Date: November 02, 2000 at 14:05:51
In Reply to: Re: Caudills of Kentucky by Guy W. Baker of 766
HELLO Cousins! Winnie and Jesse were my great grandfather and grandmother. Ben D was my grandmother's Angelina "Lina" Eldridge's brother! Ben D. moved to Indiana to work, I think, at the Alton Box Board fatory about 1948. My grandpa Colonel followed in 1950 when my dad was 19. I still see Gene from time to time at church functions and as a Wal-Mart greeter in Aurora! I live now in Rising Sun. Mr. Baker, your info is accurate, also. I have the following info: There were nine children of William "Mountain Bill" Caudill and Susannah "Sukie" Caudill. Nannie Bell (married Roy Whitaker), Susan, Ben D., Henry, my grandmother "Lina" John D. James Albert, Inez (married Earl Fisher), and William B. Jesse is buried at the Nancy Back Cemetery, behind Dixon Memorial Church...along with his mother and father and brothers and sisters...and Winnie is buried at Little Memory Church in Sunman, Indiana.

More info.
Stephen Caudill

Stephen Caudill, born about 1680, in Scotland and came to America about 1700. In the 1600s, the Scotland Caudills migrated into Ireland, England and to the new world, America. Most of the people who came to America settled in Virginia. Caudills are known to have been in St. Charles Co., Va. as early as the 1650s, 30 years after the first Pilgrims came from England to make their homes in America. On August, 5, 1731, Stephen paid 20 shillings for a King George II, patent for 195 acres on the North Side of Nottaway River in Old Surry Co., Va. A patent to those people back then was the same as deed is to us now. From Surry County, Stephen and his wife Mary were traced into the St. Edwards Parrish of Burnswick [Brunswick] County and thence into Lunenburg Co., Va. Many Caudills were in Va. in the early 1700s. In 1600s and 1700s very few records were kept and that made it very difficult for researchers to trace a family name. I am very thankful that a lot of people are interested in their own family trees and have done some researching and have found that some branches and twigs on their trees have become mixed and tied into twigs on our tree and have told me about some Caudills that I didnít know about.

Stephen and Mary had two boys.
1. Sampson Caudill, b about 1717. We have no record of his descendants.
2. James Caudill Sr., b 1720, in Surry Co., Va., m Mary Yarborough. He followed his children across the border into Rowan Co., North Carolina, in 1784, where he bought a 180 acre farm. He later settled in the Roaring River section of Old Wilkes Co., N.C. where in 1795, he bought a 250 acre farm on Middle Creek fork of Roaring River. James was a minister in the Old Roaring River Baptist Church.
The ties to the Caudill family is primarily marriages through the McIntosh, Trimble, Pennington, Hollon, and Cornett families. I have included the Caudill surname because of the many connections to other families in eastern Kentucky.
The line of Stephen Caudill appears to provide several of the connections.
Curtis Brown
Earliest FIELDS: Mary Elizabeth Fields b. abt 1698

"Eileen Rice" <>
Found my info I got a couple of years ago from LDS Library.
I found a Stephen Caudle christened 21 Nov.1688 Withington , Gloucester.England.His parents were Stephen and Elizabeth ,conjecture said thatStephen was born between 1680 and 1690.
the Original Scot Colonists of Early America 1612-1783 Which lists 7000 scots Who came to America -there were no Caudill'sCaudles,Cordells or similar names.
the complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1669 which isn't accrate until after a new law passed in 1635 to list all passengers , listed a few possiblies
John Cadell of Bristol who was bound to serve 3 years in Barbados in 1658
William cawdle a 19 year old sailed from London to Prodindence on the Expection in 1635
Ribert Cordell ,a Goldsmith in Lombard, St ,London paid for family named of Andrews to come to America in 1635
Thomas Cowdell 17 year old was trasported from London to Bardados in 1635. Most people transported were Crimals or vagrants .
The name Caudle is listed under Normandy Ancestors.from 1108
earlies Descendents were Anistinia and William Caudle of Cambridgeshire,c1272 in the Rotuli Hundredorum
Also possible the Caudills came from England from France around 1620 when the Huguenots fled from France.

I found another Mary Fields br 26 June 1720 Kempston,Beford England.
Re: Stephen Caudill melungeon?
Posted by: Gomez Date: December 13, 2000 at 12:37:52
In Reply to: Re: Stephen Caudill melungeon? by Jane Austin Edwards of 768
Just type Melungeon on this board in the Jump to Forum. It will put you on the Melungeon Gen Forum Message Board. I am not an expert. I do not understand what nor when the lineage of Stephen Caudill. ( The progenator of many of the Kentucky Caudills,) is thought to be melungeon. This information comes from Dr. Brent Kennedy Univesity Proffesor, Wise Va. I have not read his work except a piece here and there. That is why I am questioning other cousins.I certainly never heard the name melungeon. I have heard The Lost Tribe of Isreal and I have always wondered about why I look Sicillian as I carry the looks of my grandfather Augustus Noah May, son of Campbell May and Rebecca Caudill. I find it interesting how the families that Brent Kennedy list have intermarried within the same surnames, but who were obviously intellegent enough to produce Civil War Heros such as Benjamine Caudill my 4th cousin and all the other brilliant represenatives of the Caudill Lineage and there are many throughout the US. I personally love the romance of believing that I am a product of the Spanish Armada and of corse since I am part Cornett I have the Danish King Cornute Cornett and since a Campbell ,I believe, married a daugter of the King of Spain , I think the Caudill Clan is obviously unique.We can all claim the royal blood of those early pioneers who came to a country which appears to have already become a melting pot of thoes earliest explorers from The Mound Builders To the early Phonecians.
At any rate I hope this answered your questions. There are many definitions of the word, and there are sight to see on the web.
Stephen and Mary Elizabeth(Betsy) Fields
Posted by: Caroll J. Miller Date: January 14, 2001 at 21:48:32
of 768
Judging from the messages, there are many descendants of this couple who came to America from Scotland around 1720. They had at least 2 sons- James and Benjamin. James' son, James JR, married Benjamin's granddaughter Mary Adams (Benjamin's daughter Henrietta had married Benjamin Adams). The result is a long and very confusing line of people who are the cousins of their own parents. Stephen and Betsy are my 7-greats grandparents through their son James, and they are my 8-greats grandparents through their son Benjamin. This also means that my mother and I are eighth counsins, my children and I are ninth cousins, and my siblings are also my eighth cousins once removed. There are probably many of you out there who have the same weird family tree. The Caudills also intermarried with the Adams more than once, I think, so this same weird pattern could be there, too. By now, the cousin-ship it too far removed to do us any harm, hopefully, but if you have any Caudill-descended relatives who are a little bit strange, this could explain it! I would love to hear any other Caudill history anyone had to share. Anyone want to hear about the family castle in Scotland? E-mail:
Re: Stephen Caudill b. 1680's or so
Posted by: Bobbie Johnson Date: August 20, 2001 at 21:34:19
In Reply to: Re: Stephen Caudill b. 1680's or so by Gary Lister of 768
The last entry in my database is Stephen James Caudill, b.Bet. 1685 - 1690,Argyllshire, Parish of Scotland?-more evidence points toward England (or at least the departure point for America). d.Bet. 1748 - 1759 Lunenburg/Brunswick Co., VA. Married Mary Elizabeth Fields(not proven). 8 children, I am decended from Benjamin Caudill/Caudle.
More caudill info
1692 Stephen Caudle Williamsburg
Scots Kith & Kin notes Stephen one of three Caudle's arrived VA colony in 1692 with Capt Hawthorne. He was given a land grant of 195 acres by King George II 25 Aug 1731 by Wm Gocch Williamsburg, VA.
Born: Circa 1680 - Died: 1759 Mary [unknown]
Born: ???? - Died: ???? 1. Sampson CAUDLE circa 1721-25
2. James CAUDLE circa 1723-27
Stephen Caudell (aka Caudle and Cordell) appears to have been the earliest resident of Virginia with this surname. He is reported to have been a Scot who was born around 1680 although I cannot determine where this information originates. One report indicates that Stephen Caudle arrived in America around 1692 along with two other people by that name, but there names are not available. The first mention of him that I have found is the 1731 deed mentioned above.
Records indicate that Stephen Caudell's wife's name was Mary, but little else is know about her. From deeds and tithable lists, we can assess that they had at least two sons: Sampson Caudell and James Caudell. He is named on the 1752 Lunenburg County, VA tithable list, and the inventory of his estate is dated 1759 and filed in Brunswick County, VA Will Book 3 Page 056. Speculation that he followed his son, James, south into North Carolina, cannot be correct given the existence of his estate's inventory. James Caudell probably left Virginia and moved to North Carolina after his father's death because he had no further ties to the area.
info at this URL..
Caudill History
STEPHEN CAUDILL is accepted as the progenitor of our line of Caudill's who settled in America. He was of Scotch descent and born about 1680, in Scotland. He came to America about 1700.

On August 5, 1731, STEPHEN CAUDILL paid 20 shillings for a King George II patient for 195 acres on the North Side of Nottaway River in Old Surry County, VA which became Brunswick and then Lunenburg County. A patent to those people was the same as a deed is today.

He appears on the Lunemburg County Tax list for 1752 with son James, paying two tithes. Tithables are men who are elgible for military service.

Little is known about his wife other than her name was Mary.

He followed his sons to North Carolina.
Iam having trouble understanding why the decendents of Stephen Caudill would be classified as melungon Brent Kennedy talks about the Magoffin County people and the Floyd county people. how does melungeon fit intothis / Any comments /
The Melungeon descendants have some rather unique physiological characteristics. There is a bump on the back of the head of some descendants, that is located at mid-line, just above the juncture with the neck. It is about the size of half a golf ball or smaller. If you cannot find the bump, check to see if you like some descendants, including myself, have a ridge, located at the base of the head where it joins the neck, rather than the Anatolian bump. My ridge is quite noticeable. It is larger than anyone else's that I have felt. I can lay one finger under it and the ridge is as deep as my finger is thick. Other ridges are smaller. To find a ridge, place your hand at the base of your neck where it joins your shoulders, and on the center line of your spine. Run your fingers straight up your neck toward your head. If you have a ridge, it will stop your fingers from going on up and across your head.
There is also a ridge on the back of the first four teeth (upper and lower) of some descendants. If you place your fingernail at the gum line and gently draw (up or down) you can feel it and it makes a slight clicking sound. The back of the teeth also curve outward rather than straight as the descendants of anglo-saxon parentage do. Teeth like these are called Asian Shovel Teeth.
Some descendants have what is called an Asian eyefold. This is rather difficult to describe. At the inner corner of the eye, the upper lid attaches slightly lower than the lower lid. That is to say that it overlaps the bottom lid. If you place your finger just under the inner corner of the eye and gently pull down, a wrinkle will form which makes the fold more visible. Some people call these eyes, "sleepy eyes, dreamy eyes, bedroom eyes."

To all interested parties:
I do not wish to hurt feelings or get into a genealogical debate as I do not feel I have sufficient proof at this point to argue with anybody.
However, consider this - Harry CAUDILL and Clayton COX were both learned men working on a theory. The theory being that Stephen CAUDILL (CORDEL, etc) was descended from "The Fighting Scots" which I doubt any body with CAUDILL blood can argue. Second that CAUDILLs arrived in Scotland between 600 and 1200 probably with William the Conqueror around 1100. per this theory, it is most likely the CAUDILLs came from France having originated in Spain before 600.
This has been my $0.02 worth.
Be this the right or wrong place to air it.
Give it some thought and then research the global migration for the possibilities. Remember, family tradition is almost always based in truth even when the tradition begins to mix the generations.

Thank you for listening,

Subject: Stephen Caudill/Caudle
Date: 29 Jun 2001 21:44:47 -0600
The accepted patriarch of the Caudill family appears to be Stephen Caudill who appears in Virginia records around 1731. The name is recorded as Caudle. Many people believe that Stephen Caudle was born between 1680 and 1690. LDS records list a Stephen Caudle as being christened in 1688 at Withington, Gloucester, Eng. This may not be the same Stephen but the dates work. Stephen Caudle m. Mary Fields and they have a son James, 1725,Surry Co.,VA. James m. Mary? in 1748 in Lunenburg Co.,VA. They have a big family of which two sons fight in the Revolutionary War. The family moved to NC about 1787 and at that time the name was recorded as Caudel, Caudill, Cordell and a few others. Stephen would later go to KY with his second wife,Sarah Adams, and some of their children. Those children from Jane DeHart stayed in NC and later went into TN and MO.
Subject: Re: MELUNGEON Caudill's
Date: 4 Jul 2001 21:18:25 -0600
Cavaliers &Pioneers,1623-1666, by Nugent,vol 1, on page 55 lists a Phillipp Caudell who was one of 12 persons transported in 13Apr1637 to work under Patrick Kennede. There is a Antho(Antoine?)Caudell was transported 8Dec1656 as one of 44 persons sent under Henry Chichley. In vol 2 there is Augustine Caudle transported 28Feb1682/3. James Cawdle and Benjamine Clements bought property 1683. Vol 3 lists John Caudall sent to the Surry Plantation 28 Apr 1711. Stephen Cawdle purchased 195 acs 25Aug1731in Surry Co. James Caudle has property in St.Stephens Parish, King & Queen Co. 24 Apr 1703. We can also find a Stephen Caudle christened 21 Nov 1688, Withington,Gloucester,Eng. His father was Stephen and his mother Mary(LDS batch#c032853).If I were to guess I would say that the Caudles/Caudills were French Huguenots who first escaped to England in the late 1500s and then came to America in droves in the 1700s. The Scots didn't come in numbers until 1770 and after. My family lived in t!
he Blue Ridge for over 200 years and weren't known for walking far to find a bride. Whatever came into the mountains became part of the family.
1. STEPHEN1 CAUDILL was born Bet. 1680 - 1690 in Virginia or Scotland1, and died 17632. He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS Abt. 17162. She was born Abt. 16983, and died Aft. 17633.

2. i. JAMES2 CAUDILL, SR., b. 1718, Scotland or Surry County, Virginia; d. 1805, Wilkes County, N.C..
ii. SAMPSON CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17224.
3. iii. BENJAMIN CAUDILL, b. Abt. 1724, Virginia.
iv. WILLIAM CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17245.
v. ? CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17305.
vi. ISON CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17306.
vii. DAVID CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17347.
viii. EDWARD CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17367.
ix. HENRYETTA CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17387.
Generation No. 3

3. STEPHEN3 CAUDILL (JAMES2, THOMAS1) was born 1680 in Scotland, and died 1759 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

4. i. JAMES4 CAUDILL, b. Abt. 1720, Old Surry County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1800.

Notes for M
ID: I96932464
Surname: FIELDS
Sex: F
Birth: 1698 in SC.
Change Date: 13 May 2002

Father: MATCHETT FIELDS b: 1680
Mother: ELIZABETH RHODES b: 24aug1809 in NC.

Contact: mark may <>
Re: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL
Posted by: Dani Date: April 25, 2000 at 22:32:14
In Reply to: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL by Doris of 4557
Elizabeth (Or as my dad calls her Aunt Betty) was the daughter of Daniel Fields and Mary Hensley. Elizabeth was the sister of my grandmother. Stephen Caudill was the son of David K. Caudill and Elizabeth "Betsy" Fields. Stephen was my granddad's brother.
Re: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL
Posted by: Gomez Date: September 08, 2001 at 22:49:19
In Reply to: Re: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL by Dani of 4557
Stepen Caudill and Elizabeth Fields were my GGGGGGGGrandfather.
He was the progenator of the Caudill line. After serving in the Revolutionary War he Came to Kentucky to settle.I know very little about Elizabeth Fields. I have been trying to correlate the information. It is much easier on the Caudill side as I am related through the Cornett Caudill union and through the Adams Caudill union.,Caudill::fields::3200.html
Re: Mary Elizabeth Fields, lB" ca 1698, Eng.
Posted by: Caroll J. Miller Date: January 15, 2001 at 20:37:04
In Reply to: Mary Elizabeth Fields, lB" ca 1698, Eng. by Lyn Morrissette of 4557
Stephen Caudill was my 7-greats grandfather, and my records show that he and Mary Elizabeth were married in Scotland before they came to America. In fact, their first son James may have been born in Scotland. I have not been able to find anything on Mary's parentage--have you gotten any new information since you posted your message? I would love to hear anything about Stephen and/or Mary. My Scottish expert tells me that the Caudills probably belonged to Clan Campbell of Cawdor. The ancestral home, Cawdor Castle, is still lived in and in beautiful condition. I hope to hear from you. E-mail:,Caudill::fields::3894.html
Re: NC Fields family
Posted by: Nancy Weber Date: September 19, 2001 at 19:19:30
In Reply to: NC Fields family by B.Dhuy of 4557
My Fields line starts with a Mary Elizabeth fields b. abt.1700 daughter of Matchett Fields and Elizabeth Rhodes.Mary Elizabeth married into my Caudill line as wife of Stephen Caudill.I would love to know more about the Fields line and about Elizabeth Rhodes who married Matchett Fields.



[1] STEPHEN CAUDILL is accepted as the progenitor of our line of Caudill's who settled in America. He was of Scotch descent and born about 1680, in Scotland. He came to America about 1700.

On August 5, 1731, STEPHEN CAUDILL paid 20 shillings for a King George II patient for 195 acres on the North Side of Nottaway River in Old Surry County, VA which became Brunswick and then Lunenburg County. A patent to those people was the same as a deed is today.

He appears on the Lunemburg County Tax list for 1752 with son James, paying two tithes. Tithables are men who are elgible for military service.

Little is known about his wife other than her name was Mary. He followed his sons to North Carolina.


[2] SAMPSON CAUDILL was born about 1717. Nothing more is
known of him or his descendants, other than Stephen deeded
him some land in Virginpa.

[3] JAMES CAUDILL, SR. was born about 1720, in Surry County,
VA. He married MARY YARBROUGH on 1 January 1749. He appears
on the Lunenburg County, Va tax list in 1752.

He disappeared from Lunenburg County, VA and appeared on the
Tax List for Granville, NC in 1769 and 1771. He appeared on
the Rowan County Tax List in 1778 and was listed as a
tithable in Rowan County, NC. A tithable was a male of
militaty age.

In 1784, he is listed in the Wilkes County, NC census at the
age of about 60. On 2 November 1784 he bought 140 acres from
Benjamin Morgan for 50 pounds (Wilks County, NC Deed Book A-
1. Page 452). This land was on Sandy Creek, near the Fork of
Brush creek on the Middle Fork of Roaring River. The Roaring
River splits into three streams in the northern part of
Wilkes County, NC. This split is south of the Blue Ridge

He was a minister and the minutes of the Old Roaring River
Baptist Church list he and his wife as members in the
1780's to 1800's. He died in North Carolina and is probably
buried in Wilkes County, NC..

Military records and tax list of the 1700's in Wilkes
County, NC have been lost from the court house, but a
General Lenoir obtained from the recorder, certified
copies of military recruitment records, soldiers payments
and etc. This information is now housed at Chapel Hill,
NC. From these unpublished documents and other papers, it
is believed but unprovern that James Caudill, Sr. had at
least 10 children.


[4] JOHN CAUDILL was born about 1751 in Lunenburg County, Va.

[5] JAMES CAUDILL, JR was born about 1753, in Lunenberg
County, VA. He died 30 May 1840 in Perry (now Letcher)
County, KY. It is told that it was his dying wish to be
buried on his own land which was on Rockhouse Creek, just
off present KY State Highway Route 7, near Blackey, Letcher
County, KY. He did not want his dust to mingle with
another's soil. A Kentucky Highway Historical Marker
honoring this Revoluationary War Soldier has been erected on
Kentucky Route 7, near the cemetery where his grave is
marked with an aged stone and an American Flag flies daily
in his respect. The sign reads "James Caudill, born in
Virginia in 1753, first came to Big Cowan Creek in 1781.
Because of Indians, he took his family back to North
Carolina. Returning here in 1792 with his family. he built
a cabin, stayed several years, went back to North Carolina.
They settled here permanently in 1811. He was progentitor to
a large widespread mountain family.

He married MARY ADAMS who is said to be a twin sister of
SARAH ADAMS who married his brother Stephen Caudill. He
served during the Revolutionary War in the North Carolina
Fifth Militia, under Captain Samuel Johnson, Colonel Ben
Cleveland and others. He was at the battle of Kings
Mountain, in SC, but was not involved in the fighting. After
the battle he and his brother Stephen guarded prisoners.

In his Pension Application he gave his birth place as
Lunenburg County, VA, states he was born in 1753, and served
9 months in the Revolutationary War from Wilkes County, NC.

He and his brothers, Thomas and Matthew, left Wilkes County
in 1789 to settle briefly in South Carolina. Here James,
Jr. and Thomas were included in the 1790 Pendleton District,
SC Census. Matthew seems to have missed the head count. It
is believed that he was in the household of brother Thomas
as there was a couple about his age listed in Thomas's

The 1793 tax list shows that James, Jr. was back in Wilkes
County, NC and Matthew was back in 1799.
Based on available tax lists, James Jr., a Revolutionary War
veteran, and his brother Matthew, came to Floyd (now
Letcher) County, KY between 1805 and 1810. Stephen, who was
also a Revolutationary War Soldier, remain in Wilkes County
through the 1810 Census. However Stephen arrived later that
year and was one of the organizers of the Indian Bottom
Baptist Church in 1810, and helped organize the Ovenfork
Baptist Church in Letcher County, KY in 1820.

The Indian Bottom Baptist Church is still in existence in
1992. It is located just outside of Blackey, KY on Kentucky
highway 7. It is located on a plateau on the side of the
hill with a narrow gravel road running up to it. There is a
sign on Route 7 where you go up to the church which reads
"Indian Bottom Baptist Church, established 1810, meets every
3rd Saturday and Sunday". At the Saturday meeting, the
business of the church is conducted. Their church service is
held on Sunday. Indain Bottom was the name place before the
name was changed to Blackey when they got a post office.

[6] BENJAMIN CAUIDILL was born about 1755 in Lunenburg
County, VA.

[7] THOMAS AARON CAUDILL was born about 1757 in Lunenburg
County, VA.

He first appeared in the public records of Wilkes County, NC
on the tax list in 1787. The 1790 census of the Pendleton
District of SC lists him and another couple of about the
same age in the household. This couple was probally his
brother Matthew and his wife, Sarah.

He migrated to Robertson County, TN and by 1805, was near
Franklin, (present) Simpson County, KY, and died 5 May 1848
in Simpson County, KY. His wife's name was MARY (_______).

[8] MATTHEW CAUDILL was born about 1760 in Lunenburg County,
Virginia and died in Letcher County, KY as a result of a
fall off the roof of the house.

He married SARAH WEBB who was born 8 November 1788, in North
Carolina. There is a chapter on this family.

[9] DAVID CAUDILL was born in Lunenburg County, VA.

[10] STEPHEN CAUDILL was born in 1763, in Lunenburg County,
VA. He died on 26 July 1839, near the mouth of Dry Fork
Creek, of the Kentucky River, about five miles down river
from Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY while on the way to the
grist mill with "a turn of corn". He is buried in the Watty
Caudill Cemetery near the mouth of Dry Fork Creek of the
Kentucky River, about five miles down the Kentucky River
from Whitesburg, KY.

He married (1) in Wilkes County, NC to JANE DEHART, and
married (2) to Sarah Adams. Sarah was born about 1779 and
died in Perry County, KY in October, 1842. Her father was
Benjamin Adams.

He served three terms in the Revolutationary War. He fought
with his brother James, Jr. at battle at Kings Mountain in
SC but did not see any action. He was also at the battle at
Cowpens near Spartanburg, SC .

He moved from Virginia to North Carolina in 1780 and
accumulated a great deal of land. He brought part of his
family to Floyd County, KY in 1810. He was one of the
founders of the Indian Bottom Baptist Church in 1810 in
what is now Letcher County, KY. The Indiam Bottom Church
still exists and meets every third Saturday & Sunday of the
month. The Saturday meeting is the business meeting, and
the Sunday meeting is for worship service. Indian Bottom was
the name of the location of the area until the location was
changedd to Blackie.

His will is recorded in 1828 in Perry County, KY, book B,
page 210. He left his wife, Sarah, the farm for her life
time, 2 sows, 1 pig, 2 cows, 20 hogs, 6 sheep, the farming
tools, and household utensils.

[11] WILLIAM CAUDILL was born about 1765 in Lunenburg
County, VA.

[12] JESSE CAUDILL was born about 1770 in Lunenburg County,

[13] ABNER CAUDILL was born about 1775 in Wilkes County, NC.
He remained in Wilkes County, NC when his brothers James,
Jr., Thomas and Matthew left Wilkes County about 1789 to
settle briefly in Pendleton District, SC.

He married JANE ADAMS who was born in Rowan County, NC about
1804. She was the daughter of Spencer Adams.

They both are buried in the Caudill Cemetery below the
Bethany Ford Bridge on the East side of the Roaring River.
in Wilkes County, NC.


[14] WILLIAM C CAUDILL who was born in Wilkes County, NC and
died 27 July 1880 in Letcher County, KY. He married Nancy
Craft who was born about 1874 in NC. She was the daughter
of Arch and Elizabeth (Adams) Craft.

[15] SAMPSON CAUDILL was born about 1784 in Wilkes County,
NC and died about 1863 in Cedar County, MO. About 1806 he
married ELIZABETH ADAMS who was born in Wilkes County, NC
about 1791. She was the daughter of Spencer and Nancy
(Towson) Adams.

[16] HENRY CAUDILL was born about 1785 in Wilkes County, NC
and died 18 June 1856 in Letcher County, KY. He married
Phoebe Strailer who was born about 1784 in SC.

[17] THOMAS CAUDILL was born about 1786 in Wilkes County,

[18] ABIGAIL CAUDILL was born about 1787 in Wilkes County,
NC and on 9 February 1785 married WILLIAM PENNINGTON who was
born about 1764.

[19] ISHAM CAUDILL was born 2 April 1789 in Wilkes County,
NC and died 18 May 1892 in Letcher County, KY. He first
married in Franklin County, GA was to Elizabeth Caudill who
is believed to be the Daughter of Benjamin Caudill, Sr. His
second marriage was to MARY MILLER.

[20] STEPHEN CAUDILL was born about 1793 and on 21 November
1833 he married ELIZABETH FIELDS.

[21] SARAH ELIZABETH CAUDILL was born about 1795 in Wilkes
County, NC and died at Ordinary, Elliott County, KY. She
married JAMES CAUDILL who was born about 1790 in GA. He died
18 July 1865 at Ordinary, Elliott County, KY. He was a son
of one of the Caudills who went to Georgina from North
Carolina in the Great Land Lottery whereby the State of
Georgia gave free land to North Carolinians who came to
Georgia and settled.


[23] JESSE P CAUDILL was born 24 April 1795 in Alleghaney
County, NC. He first married SARAH ROBERTS and second,


[24] WILLIAM CAUDILL was born about 1790 in SC. He married
(]) RACHEL JOINES in Wilkes County, NC, in 1811. (2) He
married Elizabeth (_____).

[25] SARAH CAUDILL was born between 1775/1794, probally in SC
and died before 6 November 1848. She married RICHARD
LAFFERTY in Logan County, KY on 21 December 1807.

[26] ELIZABETH CAUDILL was born between 1790/1800, probally
in SC. She married RICHARD NEELY

[28] AARON CAUDILL was born 30 April 1794 in SC and died 23
February 1837. On 6 February 1828, he married RACHEL

[29] MOSES CAUDILL was born 16 November 1796 in SC and died
1 October 1855. He married (1) POLLY STERLING WOOD on 3
September 1818 and (2) SARAH "SALLY" POND.

[30] THOMAS CAUDILL was born about 1797 in SC and married
JANE A "JENNIE" CAUDILL on 12 December 1816 in Floyd County
KY. They were first cousins. They settled in the Riceville
area of Johnson County, KY.

Dallas Caudill who married Josephine "Tobe" Caudill and Lena
Caudill who married William Ellis "Jack" Caudill are
descendents of this couple. They are Dallas & Lena's Great
Great Grand Parents.

[31] JAMES CAUDILL was born 16 September 1800 in SC and died
12 September 1852 in Yuba, CA. He married NANCY GOHEINE
PEEBLER on 5 January 1826. She was born about 1805 and died
15 March 1889 in Watsonville, CA.

[32] JANE CAUDILL was born 13 October 1802 in SC. She
married in Logan County, KY on 29 Sepember 1818 to THOMAS G
JONES. He was born 15 November 1790 in NC.

[33] CATHERINE CAUDILL was born 1795/1804. She married JOHN

[34] AGNES CAUDILL was born 31 August 1804 and died 23
January 1880. She married OBADIAH CHISOLM, JR on 24 February

[35] JACOB CAUDILL was born about 1811 in Logan County, KY.
He married about 1814.


[36] MARY "POLLY" CAUDILL was born about 1785 and married

[37] DAVID CAUDILL was born about 1788 and married SINA

[38] FANNIE CAUDILL married (_____) ADAMS.


[39] HENRYETTA CAUDILL was born about 1792 and died about
1850. She married GEORGE ADAMS.

[40] JOHN A CAUDILL was born 1 January 1798 in NC and died
in May, 1873. He married RACHEL CORNETT on 20 March 1824 in
Perry County, KY.

settled in Salyersville, Magoffin County, KY. He has many
descendents in Magoffin County, Ky and through out the

[42] ELIZABETH CAUDILL was born 18 June 1800 in NC and died
about 11 October 1881. She married JOHN Q BROWN who was born
in 1793 an died in 1872.

[43] NANCY CAUDILL was born about 1804. She married RANDOLPH

[44] EASTER CAUDILL was born about 1806. She married LEVI

[45] SARAH CAUDILL was born about 1809. She married MOSES

[46] LYDIA CAUDILL was born about 1811. She married

[47] JESSE B CAUDILL was born about 1814 in Wilkes County,
NC. He married (1) MARY CORNETT and (2) married "POLLY" BACK
on 4 April 1844.

[48] WATSON "OLD WATTY" CAUDILL was born 14 March 1822 and
died 5 December 1898. He married BETTY BRANHAM/SMITH.


[49] MARY "POLLY" CAUDILL was born about 1806 and died about
1850. She was married 7 December 1827 to ELI BLACKBURN who
was born about 1806 and died about 1900.

[50] THOMAS CAUDILL was born about 1810 in NC and died 2
October 1898. On 9 June 1838 he married MATILDA HOLLIWAY
who was born about 1821 in NC and died about 1898.

[51] JANE CAUDILL was born about 1817 and died about 1907.
She married a (______) McCrary.

[52] MATILDA CAUDILL was born about 1825. She married ENOCH
JOHNSON in 1845.

[53] JESSE CAUDILL was born about 1822 in NC. On 14 April
1842. He married ELIZABETH WHITLEY who was born about 1819
in NC.


More About S
Marriage: Abt. 1716
Children of S
4. i.   BENJAMIN4 CAUDILL, b. Abt. 1724, Virginia.
5. ii.   JAMES CAUDILL, SR, b. 1720, Lunenburg, Virginia; d. 1805, Wilkes County, North Carolina.
  iii.   SAMPSON CAUDILL, b. 1722.
SAMPSON CAUDILL was born about 1717. Nothing more is known of him or his descendants, other than Stephen deeded him some land in Virgina.

  iv.   WILLIAM CAUDILL, b. 1724.
  v.   BENJAMIN CAUDILL, b. 1730.
  vi.   ISOM CAUDILL, b. 1732.
  vii.   DAVID CAUDILL, b. 1734.
  viii.   EDWARD CAUDILL, b. 1736.
  ix.   HENRYETTA CAUDILL, b. 1738.

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