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Beverly Smith Leach (#47381426)
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Bio Photo The families I am researching on my paternal side include John or Andrew Smith born in PA; migrated to Lewis Co., KY where his son, John R. Smith (1796 PA 1848 KY) married Mahala Virgin (1800 KY 1856 KY) about 1818. Their son, Joseph Madison Smith (1824 KY 1898 IN) who married 1. Jemima Crull (1818 OH 1873 IN); 2. Maria Margaret Cunningham (1839 IN 1923 IN). Maria's parents were Nancy Shaw (1801 KY 1868 IN) and Edward Cunningham (1804 IN 1887 IN). Nancy's parents were Samuel Shaw (1773 KY 1867 Iowa) and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (1782 1854). In June 2014 I did prove DAR lineage for Patriot John Cunningham 1743-1808 of VA m Elizabeth Eleanor (Finks?) 1740-1821. DAR # 934666. This Cunningham goes back to Ireland & Scotland.

On my maternal side researching begins with Cunningham and Jones families. The Cunningham is a different line from my paternal Cunningham although both go back to Ireland. This one with Robert Samuel Cunningham 1765-1820 who immigrated into PA then to KY, married Elizabeth McClintock McMullen; son Wm Samuel Cunningham m. Mary "Polly" Beatty; son John Henry "Ned" Cunningham m, 1. Eliz Acton 2. Mary Catherine "Kate" Duzan; son of Ned & Kate, Hollace Cunningham m Vertie Effie Jones; daughter Lailon Cunningham m Marvin Smith (my parents). My grandmother Effie Jones Cunningham parent's are: Thomas Jefferson Jones & Eliza Shirley. This Jones line goes back to Frances Jones Dandridge, the mother of Marsha Dandridge Custis Washington. Somewhere a Jones m a Doane. The Shirley's immigrated from Sussex, Eng about 1638. The Duzan line includes Leininger, Jones, Orrick names all of which came to north American shores prior to the American Revolution. Patriots abound, it is just proving lineage that is the challenge. Any and all help is appreciated.

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Becky Doan
RE: Hezekiah Doane
Not so far.... You never know, though!
Added by Becky Doan on Sep 16, 2015 3:58 PM
Becky Doan
RE: Mayflower ancestry
No, I haven't formally searched; just dinked around.
Added by Becky Doan on Jun 13, 2015 12:25 AM
Becky Doan
RE: Mayflower ancestry
I guess no one has located any written documentation, like town marriage records, to "prove" that Hopkins married Doane. At least that is how I understand it! So if you come from that line you can't belong to the Mayflower Society because of the lack of documentation!
Added by Becky Doan on Jun 12, 2015 7:45 AM
Becky Doan
RE: Mayflower ancestry
Yes, familiar, but not a "true" authority. The Mayflower people don't accept the connection because no one can find documentation as 100% proof, but all the Doane/Doan people believe it! Did you have a question about it? Becky
Added by Becky Doan on Jun 11, 2015 10:23 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
Rezin Virgin
Thomas Virgin md. 2) Eleanor DAVIS, dau. of Thomas DAVIS, Sr.whose will was signed on 19 Feb 1801 in Montgomery Co., KYand named his dau. Eleanor DAVIS (then not md. yet).Eleanor's brother, Lamack DAVIS, later had land bordering
Thomas VIRGIN's in Greenup/Carter Co., KY and Thomas and Eleanor (DAVIS) VIRGIN named a son Lamack/Lameck VIRGIN.Thomas and Eleanor had seven children:

c. Rezin VIRGIN
d. Elizabeth VIRGIN
e. Lamack/Lameck/Lamach VIRGIN
f. Thurza VIRGIN
g. ? VIRGIN (male "under 10" in 1810 Census - may have died young
h. Lucy VIRGIN
i. Louisa VIRGIN

Thomas, Eleanor, and son Lamack are buried together
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Apr 14, 2015 11:06 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
Mahala Smith
I would not rely on 50. It is likely an estimation. One of my great grandfathers always underestimated his age in the census records, as he was married to younger women.

Found one of their children
Smith, Rezin m. Cynthia Greenslate Jan 9 1833
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Apr 14, 2015 8:10 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: Mahaley Smith
Age 50
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Apr 14, 2015 7:40 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: Mahaley Smith
I would likely trust the death record for death date, less trust on how old she was (like a census record). The responsible family member likely got her death date wrong for the inscriber. I have seen many headstones get the dates wrong and even the spelling of their last name. The death record does indicate that Reason Virgin is her father.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Apr 13, 2015 3:41 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
Mahaley Smith
1857 Greenup County Deaths

Mahaley Smith


5 Mar

Carter Co. KY

Reason Virgin

The above is transcribed from microfilm found in the Kentucky Dept. for Libraries and Archives in
Frankfurt, KY. Roll#994036 Greenup Co. KY vitals 1852-1910. All residence were listed as
Greenup Co. KY.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Apr 13, 2015 7:34 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: Rezin/Reason
Too much for me to handle.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Apr 12, 2015 9:16 PM
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