The Riley Family
 

 

 

 

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 By Linda Kaye (Cope) Lanier

 

 

 

The Riley Family of Pendleton County Kentucky

By Linda Kaye (Cope) Lanier

 

My gg-grandmother, Nancy Jane Riley, was born in Kenton County, KY but moved to Pendleton County, KY with her parents when she was a very small child and she lived there for the next 40 years.  Her father, Alfred Riley, was the son of John Riley and Frances Wayman.  The Riley and Wayman families moved to Kentucky before 1800 and settled on Banklick Creek in Campbell Co. KY.  When Kenton County was formed in 1840, the Riley Farm was located in the new county. Many descendants of the Riley and Wayman families lived in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties, but Alfred decided to move his family south into Pendleton County.  The follow is a history of the descendants of Alfred Riley and his wife, Rachel Wiggins.

 

First Generation

 

1. Alfred E. RILEY. Born on 29 Mar 1807 in Campbell Co. KY. Alfred E. died in Pendleton Co Ky on 15 Jan 1877, he was 69. Buried in Short Creek Cemetery, State Route 22, near Short Creek Baptist Church. Occupation: Magistrate in Pendleton Co KY. Religion: Member of Short Creek Baptist Church. On 2 Jan 1833 when Alfred E. was 25, he married Rachel WIGGINS, daughter of WIGGINS, in Campbell Co. KY. Born on 7 Jan 1811 in Ohio. Rachel died in Pendleton Co Ky on 13 Jul 1890, she was 79. Buried in Short Creek Cemetery, State Route 22, near Short Creek Baptist Church. They had the following children:

      2      i.      Nancy Jane (1835-1903)

      3     ii.      Ann (1837->1880)

      4    iii.      Frances (1839-)

      5     iv.      James T. (1841-~1934)

      6      v.      Mary Isobell (1842-1912)

      7     vi.      Alford E. "Doc" (1847-1892)

      8    vii.      John F. (~1852-)

 

The correct spelling for Alfred/Alford is not known.  On many records it is Alfred; however, on his tombstone it is Alford.

 

Alfred is listed on the 1840 Kenton County, Kentucky Census; however, he did not move from Campbell County to Kenton County, but rather Kenton County was created in 1840 from part of Campbell County and the land upon which they lived was in that part of Campbell County that became Kenton County.  The Riley farm was located on a big bend in Banklick Creek that is presently located along Highway 17 south of the town of Maurice in Kenton County.  Alford is listed on the 1850, 1860, and 1870 Pendleton County, Kentucky Federal Census Records.  On the 1860 Census, he is listed as living in Callinsville.  On the 1870 Census, he is listed as living in Elizabethtown.

 

In 1836, Alford purchased 500 acres of land in Pendleton County, Kentucky located "upon the waters of Main Short Creek" and was his "to have and to hold from the 9th day of April, 1836, for fifty years."  Papers were delivered to James and Elizabeth Winaus, tenants in possession of the property October 17, 1836. This property was the subject of a law suit filed in Pendleton County after the death of Alford Riley, as to the lawful owners of the property.  It seems that, even though Alford purchased the property in 1836, he didn't move his family from Kenton County to Pendleton County until a few years later, and at that time he purchased another piece of property, and it was on the second piece of property where he and Rachel lived .

 

Depositions filed in Pendleton County Court in 1878 by Rachel Riley and her son, John F. Riley indicate that they were trying to take possession of the land that had been in the hands of several different families over a period of many years.  It is assumed that the family was trying to clear up the estate of Alford who had died the previous year.  An amusing story was told in the deposition of Agnes Roberts who stated that Alford and Rachel lived on a property they purchased from her father about 40 years previously.  It was located about 1 1/2 to 2 miles from the disputed property.  She said that Rachel had told her that she thought that the other property they had purchased was "haunted" and that she wouldn't live there if they would make her a present of the place.

 

Alford and Rachel's first child, Nancy Jane, was born in Campbell County but the rest of the children were born in Pendleton County.  According to statements in the Barton Papers, Alford served as a magistrate in Pendleton County.  Alford and Rachel and their children were active members of the Short Creek Baptist Church in Pendleton County.  According to records  recorded in the minutes of the church, Alford was the third ordained deacon of the church.  He also served as church clerk for 25 years.  His death is recorded in the minutes of the church when it is stated that "Bro. Alford Riley died and Bro. J. W. Moore was elected to succeed him as church clerk."  Rileys who are listed in the church records as past members of the church include Alford, Rachel, Nancy, Ann, Frances, Lucy, Mary, James, Ollie, Lee, and John.

 

Alfred's farm of about 240 acres was divided in 1877 between his widow, Rachel, and his children.  This land was held under deeds from Jacob Riley as recorded in Pendleton County Deed Book I, p. 135, and George W. Summers as recorded in Pendleton County Deed Book Q, p. 421.  The estate was appraised Feb. 15, 1877.  Property set apart to Rachel Riley, Widow, included housegoods, 22 cuts of spun yarn, 28 yards rag carpet, the family Bible, loom, wheel, and cards, 2 mares, 2 cows, a plow, gear, and c., and provisions, all valued at $333.20.  She also was given a dower's  share of Alfred's 240 acres of land which was 63 1/2 acres.  Her share of the property was bounded on the north by lands of J.T. Lummis, J.S. Wadsworth, and N. Davis; on the east by the lands of N.B. Chipman, T.M. Arnold, and William Uere; on the south by T.S. Highfill; and on the west by ? Porter.

 

Property for distribution included house goods, 6 picture frames, old shot gun, broad axe, adz, drawing knife, carpenter's planes, washing machine, cane mill, side hill plow, 2-horse spring wagon, cutting box, hogs, lot of tobacco 5000 lbs at 5 cts. lb.  Also, a note on Amos M. Combs for $60.81, a note on Lewis Lovelace for $13.75, and 4 shares stock in Falmouth Cooperation Store for $20.00.  A sale was held Feb. 16, 1877.  Rachel purchased most that was sold.  Family members purchased the following:  Jesse L. McKinley purchased 1 stand bees and 2 wheels and reel, Ann Porter purchased molasses and pork, A. E. Riley purchased 1 stand bees, James Riley purchased 1 stand bees and a wheat fan, John Riley purchased the hill side plow, and Thos. Green purchased pork.  Other property was purchased by the following neighbors:  Wm. Moore purchased 10 hogs and a corn planter, Fred Shite purchased 1 stand bees, James Carr purchased chisels and a cross cut saw, John Fornash purchased a plow, T. M. Arnold purchased a sledge hammer, John L. Wadsworth purchased counter scales, Charles Marquet purchased a pruning hook, Wm. Johns purchased a grubbing hoe, Robert McMullin purchased 2 hackels, J. D. Polly purchased 4 planes, E. M. Halpin purchased a grind stone, Joseph Gulick purchased a set of harrow teeth, E. A. Arnold purchased a sow and 3 pigs, and Henry Wadsworth purchased a clothes wringer.

 

After Rachel's death, her dower of 63 1/2 acres of land, located at Goforth, was divided in 1891 in Pendleton County Court. 


 

Second Generation

Family of Alfred E. RILEY (1) & Rachel WIGGINS

 

2. Nancy Jane RILEY. Born on 22 Oct 1835 in Riley's Incline, Campbell Co. KY. Nancy Jane died in Tarr Ridge, Menifee Co. KY on 27 Aug 1903, she was 67. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tarr Ridge, Menifee Co. KY. On 5 Nov 1850 when Nancy Jane was 15, she first married James EGELSTON, son of Amos EGGLESTON EGELSTON (25 Nov 1794-13 Jan 1853) & Amanda STREETER (31 Mar 1799-bef 17 Mar 1863), in Pendleton Co KY. Born in 1828 in Short Creek, Pendleton Co. KY. James died in Pendleton Co KY in 1851, he was 23. They had one child:

      9      i.      Sarah J. (1851-1898)

On 29 Aug 1856 when Nancy Jane was 20, she second married George Washington EGELSTON, son of Amos EGGLESTON EGELSTON (25 Nov 1794-13 Jan 1853) & Amanda STREETER (31 Mar 1799-bef 17 Mar 1863), in Pendleton Co. KY. Born on 17 Nov 1836 in Short Creek, Pendleton Co. KY. George Washington died in Keifer, Creek Co. OK on 18 Sep 1923, he was 86. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tarr Ridge, Menifee Co. KY. They had the following children:

     10      i.      Rachel A. (1857-)

     11     ii.      Amos Frank (1858-1941)

     12    iii.      Alfred (1863-1913)

     13     iv.      Mary Elizabeth "Molly" (1864-1951)

     14      v.      Robert L. (1866->1930)

     15     vi.      Louis (1868-1942)

     16    vii.      Rosetta Ellen (1873-1961)

     17   viii.      Edwin (1876-1943)

 

Nancy Jane moved with her husband and children from Pendleton County to Menifee Co. KY. in the late 1870s.  This was probably after the death of her father in 1877.  Jane and George inherited a portion of her father's property in Pendleton County, KY, and, according to the Barton Papers, they sold their share of the inheritance to her brother, John F. Riley.

 

In Menifee County, Jane and George became active members of the Laurel Springs Baptist Church.  The three people who attended the Greenville Association representing Laurel Springs Baptist Church in 1903 were G.W. Egelston (George), Wm. Gipson (William Gibson), and W.E. Daugherty.  Nancy Jane's death is reported in the Greenville Association Minutes of the Baptist Church in 1903.  It reads as follows: "Laurel Springs reports one death, Sister Jane Egelston, Aug. 27.  She was a devoted Christian and our church has sustained a great loss.  We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.  Our loss is her gain."

 

3. Ann RILEY. Born in 1837 in Pendleton Co Ky. Ann died  aft 1880, she was 43. On 10 Apr 1866 when Ann was 29, she married James Braxton PORTER, son of Andrew PORTER & Mary B. POLLARD, in Pendleton Co KY. Born  abt 1818. They had the following children:

     18      i.      Rachel Evaline (1866-1920)

     19     ii.      Isadora Norwood "Ida" (1868->1920)

     20    iii.      Alfred A. (1871-)

     21     iv.      David E. (1876-)

     22      v.      Lucy J. (1878->1937)

     23     vi.      Frank

 

James Braxton Porter's marriage to Ann Riley was his fourth marriage.  According to the Barton Papers, James fell from a huckster wagon and broke his back about 1878, and he lived several years as an invalid.  He was referred to as "broken-back Jim" at times to distinguish him from another James Porter. This information is recorded in the Barton Papers and was given to Barton  on 16 Feb 1937 by Mrs. Lula Shipp, daughter of Ida Porter Brann, and granddaughter of James Porter.  Barton says James lived near the church at Goforth (Short Creek Baptist Church).  The Barton Papers also reveal that on 7  Nov 1878 that Wm. Gullick made a report to the Pendleton County Court on how he had spent $25 given him for the benefit of James B. Porter and family.  The sum was spent on essential food and clothing supplies.  James and Ann are listed on the 1870 and 1880 Pendleton County Federal Census records.  On the 1880 Census, it states that James had a broken back and was living in the Short Creek district.   According to Valerie Phillips Gildehaus, gg granddaughter of Braxton Carter Porter, a brother of James B. Porter, James Porter had three children by previous marriages before marrying Ann Riley.  They were Sarah Jane Porter, b. 1844; Mary L. Porter, b. 1855; and Charles E. Porter, b. 1861.

 

Ann and James inherited a portion of her father's property in a division of Alfred

Riley's land in 1977.  According to the Barton Papers, they sold their share of the inheritance to her brother, John F. Riley.

 

4. Frances RILEY. Born in 1839 in Pendleton Co Ky. On 19 Apr 1863 when Frances was 24, she married Jesse L. McKINLEY, in Pendleton Co KY. Born in 1827 in KY. They had the following children:

     24      i.      Annabel "Annie" (1867-)

     25     ii.      Nina (1868-)

     26    iii.      Edward (1869-)

     27     iv.      Henry E. (1871-)

     28      v.      Rachel (1874-)

     29     vi.      Julie (1875-)

     30    vii.      Laura (1877-)

     31   viii.      Alfred E. (1879-)

     32     ix.      Clay

 

Frances inherited a portion of her father's property in a division of the land belonging to Alfred Riley in 1877. According to the Barton Papers, they sold their share of the inheritance to her brother, John F. Riley.

 

5. James T. RILEY. Born in 1841 in Pendleton Co Ky. James T. died  abt 1934, he was 93.  James never married.

 

James was a veteran of the U.S. Civil War, serving in the Confederate Army.    He enlisted 15 Sep 1862 in Pendleton County Kentucky in D Co., 4th Cav. Reg. KY.  The Kentucky 4th Cavalry Regiment was involved in at least 25 major battles during the war, most of which were in Kentucky.  However, the regiment was involved in the Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on 15 Mar 1863 and the Battle of Bean's Station, Tennessee on 15 Dec 1863.  James applied for a Confederate Pension in 1912 in Pendleton Co. KY.  His Pension number was 301.

 

James inherited a portion of his father's 240 acres of land in a division of Alfred Riley's property in 1877.  According to information in the Barton Papers, he sold his share of the inheritance to N.B. Chipman in 1879.  This is recorded in Pendleton

County, KY Deed Book 3B, page 106.  According to Olema Hudspeth, her father, Russell Hale, nephew of James, once told her that his "Uncle Jim" said he put the money from the sale of his inheritance in the bank and told the banker that the money was to be used to bury him." 

 

6. Mary Isobell RILEY. Born in 1842 in Pendleton Co Ky. Mary Isobell died in Pendleton Co. KY in 1912, she was 70. Buried in Short Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendleton Co. KY. On 13 Sep 1860 when Mary Isobell was 18, she married Themistocles Stockley (Thime Stokes) HIGHFILL, son of Leonard HIGHFILL & Margaret Sally TAYLOR, in Pendleton Co KY. Born on 9 Sep 1840. Themistocles Stockley (Thime Stokes) died in Pendleton Co. KY in 1925, he was 84. Buried in Short Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendleton Co. KY. They had the following children:

     33      i.      James T. (1864-)

     34     ii.      Columbus E. (1865-)

     35    iii.      John William (1868-)

     36     iv.      Minnie Francis (1874-1949)

     37      v.      Orietta (1875-)

     38     vi.      Alfred E. (1878-)

     39    vii.      Pearl (~1881-)

     40   viii.      Tillie (~1884-)

     41     ix.      Betty

 

Isobell and Stokes inherited a portion of her fatherís property in a division of Alfred Riley's land in 1877.

 

7. Alford E. "Doc" RILEY Jr. Born in 1847 in Pendleton Co Ky. Alford E. "Doc" died in Pendleton Co KY in 1892, he was 45. On 20 Nov 1866 when Alford E. "Doc" was 19, he married Lucy A. HIGHFILL, daughter of Leonard HIGHFILL & Margaret Sally TAYLOR, in Pendleton Co KY. Born in 1849 in KY. Lucy A. died  bef 1893, she was 44.  They had the following children:

     42      i.      John (1868-1875)

     43     ii.      Mary J. "Mollie" (1869-<1892)

     44    iii.      Martha Grace Pearl (>1870->1898)

     45     iv.      Elizabeth "Lizzie" (<1879-)

     46      v.      Minnie Annie (>1879-)

     47     vi.      Loulu

 

Alford, Jr., like his brother James, was a veteran of the U. S. Civil War serving in the Confederate Army.  He also enlisted 15 Sep 1862 in Pendleton County, Kentucky in D Co. 4th Cav Reg. of Kentucky.  He was only 15 or 16 years old at that time.

 

Alfred and Lucy inherited a portion of his father's estate in a division of the land of Alfred Riley in 1877.  According to the Barton Papers, they sold their share of the inheritance to his brother, John F. Riley.

 

A court case filed in Pendleton County Court 6 Dec 1893 involving the settlement of Alford Jr., estate after his death is recorded in the Barton Papers.  Lizzie Davis and James Davis, her husband filed a Petition in Equity vs. Grace Riley, Loulu Riley, Minnie Riley (under 14) and Willie Adkins (under 14). The petition reads:  "A.E. Riley died in 1892 domiciled in Pendleton Co.,  intestate and owner of 50 acres (courses & distances; corner to Fraun Doan, Krantz, & Rosentsiel.  Said land was conveyed to A.E. Riley by N. B. Chipman & J.J. Marquett March 5, 1889.  Grace Riley, Loulu Riley, and Minnie Riley are children of A.E. Riley and Willie Adkins is a grandson, being the only son of said Riley's daughter, Mary, who married one Adkins and died before her father.  A.E. Riley's wife has died since A. E. Riley.  Lizzie Davis is a child of said A.E. Riley. Wherefore plffs. ask for a division.  Applegate & Calvin, Attys.

 

8. John F. RILEY. Born  abt 1852 in Pendleton Co KY. On 13 Mar 1873 when John F. was 21, he first married Addie L SNAPE, in Pendleton Co KY. Addie L died  bef 1880 in Pendleton Co. KY.  They had the following children:

     48      i.      Ollie (~1874-)

     49     ii.      Lima (~1876-)

On 22 Mar 1882 when John F. was 30, he second married Annie FROST, in Pendleton Co KY.  John F. third married ??? CROFT.

 

According to the Edgar Carlisle Riley manuscript on the "Descendants of Thomas Riley", John lived at Jackson, KY.  If this is true, then he moved there after 1880.  There is a John Riley, age 58, listed on the 1910 Breathitt Co. KY Census, wife named Elizabeth, age 55.


 

Third Generation

Family of Nancy Jane RILEY (2) & James EGELSTON

 

9. Sarah J. EGELSTON. Born on 8 Sep 1851 in Pendleton Co KY. Sarah J. died in Menifee Co Ky on 4 Jan 1898, she was 46. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY. On 12 Nov 1874 when Sarah J. was 23, she married George Thomas GREEN, son of Jarred GREEN (abt 1831-bef 1860) & Mary [GREEN] (abt 1829-), in Pendleton Co KY. Born in 1851 in KY. George Thomas died in 1919, he was 68. They had the following children:

     50      i.      Ida M. (1879-1963)

     51     ii.      Lessley (1890-)

 

A Memo in the Barton Papers dated 11 Apr 1870 by A. Riley, Guardian for Sarah J. Egelston (his granddaughter) stating that 'nothing has come to his hands except the possession of about 15 acres of land about Sept 1869.'  Another memo dated 18 May 1872 by Alfred Riley Gdn. for Sarah J. Eggleston states ' His ward has no property except 15 acres of land inherited from her grandfather Eggleston.  Asa Eggleston now has it in possession and Gdn will collect a reasonable rent.'

 

I have been told that Sarah and Thomas had other children, but these Ida and Lessley  are the only names that I have found. Thomas and Sarah are listed on the 1880 Pendleton County, Kentucky Census with their daughter Ida. Sarah and Thomas evidently moved to Menifee County when her mother and stepfather did, as she was living there when she died. Sarah and Thomasís son. Lessley, is listed on the 1900 Menifee Co. KY Census living with his grandparents, George and Nancy Egelston.

 

 

Family of Nancy Jane RILEY (2) & George Washington EGELSTON

 

10. Rachel A. EGELSTON. Born on 17 Jun 1857 in Pendleton Co KY. Rachel A. died in Rising Sun, Dearborn Co. Michigan.  On 13 Jun 1876 when Rachel A. was 18, she married John L. WADSWORTH, in Pendleton Co KY. Born in Feb 1855.  They had the following children:

     52      i.      Carrie (1878-)

     53     ii.      Myrtie (1880-)

     54    iii.      Mary (1880-)

     55     iv.      Bertha (1883-)

     56      v.      John R. (1884-)

     57     vi.      Catherine D. (1887-)

     58    vii.      Chase (1891-)

     59   viii.      Thompson L. (1893-)

     60     ix.      Lindsey L. (1894-)

     61      x.      George H. (1896-)

     62     xi.      Nellie (1899-)

     63    xii.      Unknown

     64   xiii.      Unknown

     65    xiv.      Unknown

 

11. Amos Frank EGELSTON. Born on 7 Nov 1858 in Short Creek, Pendleton Co. KY. Amos Frank died in Middletown, OH on 18 Jan 1941, he was 82. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY. Occupation: farmer. On 23 Oct 1883 when Amos Frank was 24, he married Emma Jane GIBSON, daughter of William H. "Billy" GIBSON (abt 1833-) & Frances "Fanny" RENNACHAR (abt 1840-), in Menifee Co, KY. Born on 20 Apr 1866 in Rising Sun, IN. Emma Jane died in Menifee Co Ky on 29 Apr 1928, she was 62. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY. Emma's family had moved from Indiana to Dry Ridge, KY and then to Menifee Co. KY.

They had the following children:

     66      i.      Newton Lee (1884-1956)

     67     ii.      John Walter (1889-1889)

     68    iii.      Floyd Taylor (1891-1945)

     69     iv.      Lewis Shelby (1893-1950)

     70      v.      Clarence Albert (1896-1962)

     71     vi.      George Ellison (1899-1973)

     72    vii.      Everett Mason (1901-1994)

     73   viii.      Charles (1905-1991)

     74     ix.      Thelma (1909-1969)

 

12. Alfred EGELSTON. Born in 1863 in Short Creek, Pendleton Co. KY. Alfred died in Logan Co. OH in 1913, he was 50. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co. KY. On 20 Aug 1903 when Alfred was 40, he married Martha Elizabeth  "Lizzie" McMILLIN, daughter of Elkaney McMILLIN (20 Feb 1854-26 Dec 1942) & Arminta Elizabeth RIDDLE (28 Aug 1858-5 May 1916), in Menifee Co Ky. Born on 10 Nov 1881 in Pendleton Co. KY. Martha Elizabeth  "Lizzie" died in OH on 10 Jan 1970, she was 88. They had the following children:

     75      i.      Robert Duey (1906-1935)

     76     ii.      Roberta Grace (1908-)

     77    iii.      Forest Leo (1909-1995)

     78     iv.      Lela Pauline (1909-)

     79      v.      George Elkaney (1911-)

     80     vi.      Ernest Woodrow (1913-1993)

 

13. Mary Elizabeth "Molly" EGELSTON. Born on 8 Sep 1864 in Pendleton Co. KY. Mary Elizabeth "Molly" died in Okemah, Okfuskee Co. OK on 24 Mar 1951, she was 86. Buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sec. C, 95, 2, Weleetka, Okfuskee Co. OK, Hwy 75. Occupation: housewife. Religion: Baptist. On 14 Jun 1885 when Mary Elizabeth "Molly" was 20, she married Alfred Buckner "Buck" COPE, son of William Jackson COPE (28 Jul 1822-25 Feb 1902) & Delilah STRONG (23 Apr 1825-2 Jun 1898), in Menifee Co, KY. Born on 18 Feb 1862 in Breathitt Co. KY. Alfred Buckner "Buck" died in Weleetka, Okfuskee Co. OK on 5 Jul 1934, he was 72. Buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sec. C, 95, 2, Weleetka, Okfuskee Co. OK, Hwy 75. They had the following children:

     81      i.      John Leonard (1888-1946)

     82     ii.      Lewis Shelby (1889-1972)

     83    iii.      Edward Ezra "Dock" (1891-<1964)

     84     iv.      Verlin T. (1894-1894)

     85      v.      Mariba D. (1896-1974)

     86     vi.      Oma Lee (1898-1983)

     87    vii.      O. Clarence (1901-1969)

     88   viii.      Nora E. (1903-1904)

     89     ix.      Pearl (1906-2003)

 

Buck and his family moved to Oklahoma in 1909.  The family is listed on the 1910 and 1920 Creek  Co. OK Census records as living in Keifer.,  They also lived at Wetumka and Weleetka, OK.  They are listed on the 1930 Okfuskee Co. OK Census, living at Weleetka, OK.  He worked as a teamster in the oil fields.

 

"Buck"Cope's obituary that appeared in the local paper at the time of his death read as follows:  A. B. Cope Answers the Final Summoms.  Born in Kentucky, Lived in Oklahoma Since 1909, Near Weleetka Ten Years

 

A. B. Cope, respected citizen of Weleetka, died at the family home in this city last Thursday, after being in poor health for the past two or three years.  He was 72 years old at the time of his death.  He came to Oklahoma in 1909, and has lived upon the farm and worked as a teaming contractor since living in the state.  Mr. Cope was born February 18, 1862 in Breathitt County, Kentucky, and grew to manhood in that county.  He married Mary Elizabeth Egelston June 14, 1885, and they made their home in Kentucky until they moved to Keifer, Oklahoma, in 1909.  In 1914 they lived upon a farm in Pawnee County and moved back to Keifer in 1918.  In 1923 they moved to Wetumka and in 1924 moved to Weleetka, and have since made their home here.  Mr. Cope leaves to mourn his passing his wife and four sons, three daughters, 29 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.  Two children preceeded the father in death.  The surviving children are J. L. Cope of Seminole, L. S. Cope of Tecumseh, E. E. Cope, O. C. Cope, and Mrs. Ed Bray of Wetumka, Mrs. Roy Bolt and Mrs. Roy Hammer of Gladewater, Texas.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Cook of Holdenville assisted by Rev. Barnard of Wetumka at the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon, and the interment was in the Hillcrest cemetery.  Mr. Cope was a member of the Baptist Church and in former years was a member of the I. O. O. F. Order.  He was a man loved and respected by friends and neighbors. 

 

14. Robert L. EGELSTON. Born in Sep 1866 in Short Creek, Pendleton Co. KY. Robert L. died  aft 1930, he was 63. Buried in MIddletown, Butler Co OH. On 28 Apr 1886 when Robert L. was 19, he married Ida GIBSON, daughter of William H. "Billy" GIBSON (abt 1833-) & Frances "Fanny" RENNACHAR (abt 1840-), in Menifee Co, KY. Born in Feb 1868 in Menifee Co, KY. Ida died  aft 1930, she was 61. Buried in Middletown, Butler Co OH.  They had the following children:

     90      i.      Fannie Jane (1887-)

     91     ii.      Flora (1891-)

     92    iii.      Naney (1899-)

     93     iv.      Clarissa (~1900-)

 

15. Louis EGELSTON. Born on 13 Aug 1868 in Short Creek, Pendleton Co. KY. Louis died in Menifee Co Ky on 6 Sep 1942, he was 74. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY.  Louis never married.  He is buried beside his brother Frank in Egelston Cemetery.

 

16. Rosetta Ellen EGELSTON. Born on 4 Mar 1873 in Short Creek, Pendleton Co. KY. Rosetta Ellen died in Menifee Co Ky on 14 Dec 1961, she was 88. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY.  In 1890 when Rosetta Ellen was 16, she first married John HALE, son of Greenville Rice HALE (14 May 1844-29 Jun 1935) & Sarah Jane BERRY (abt 1844-), in Menifee Co, KY. Born on 17 May 1868 in Rich Creek, Lawrence Co KY. John died in Menifee Co Ky on 13 Sep 1906, he was 38. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY.  They had the following children:

     94      i.      Alfred Oren (1892-1975)

     95     ii.      Byrtha Ann (1894-1965)

     96    iii.      Mary Lou (1896-1973)

     97     iv.      Russell Tabor (1899-1973)

On 17 Oct 1912 when Rosetta Ellen was 39, she second married Charles Clark DAY, son of William T. DAY (1848-) & Margaret "Maggie" HENSLEY (abt 1845-), in Campbell Co. KY. Born in Feb 1873 in Morgan Co. KY. Charles Clark died on 2 Sep 1940, buried in Lovelace Cemetery, Menifee Co. KY, he was 67.  They had one child:

     98      i.      Clarice Lillian (1916-2004)

 

17. Edwin EGELSTON. Born on 8 Oct 1876 in Menifee Co, KY. Edwin died in Middletown, Butler Co OH on 14 Mar 1943, he was 66. On 2 May 1901 when Edwin was 24, he married Margaret COLLINSWORTH, in Menifee Co Ky. Born on 1 Aug 1880. Margaret died on 21 Jul 1919, she was 38.  They had the following children:

     99      i.      Carrie Ellen (1902-)

    100     ii.      Lizzie Ethel (1904-1904)

    101    iii.      Carl Chester (1905-)

    102     iv.      Ruth Jane (1907-1908)

    103      v.      Cora B. (1910-)

    104     vi.      Ella Lucille (1912-)

    105    vii.      Clarence Chester (1915-)

    106   viii.      Wade Martin (1918-)

 

Edwin's obituary listed the following survivors:  Widow, Maggie; children, Carrie Wynn of Mariba, KY; Cora Wilson, Middletown, OH; Lucille Johnson at Lockland, Lester City (NOTE: I have no idea where that is); Wade in California; two sisters, Mollie Cope of Tulsa, OK; and Rose Day of Mariba, KY; one brother, Robert of Middletown, OH.  This obituary was provided by Olema Hudspeth, granddaughter of Rose Day.

 

 

Family of Ann RILEY (3) & James Braxton PORTER

 

18. Rachel Evaline PORTER. Born in Feb 1866 in Pendleton Co KY. Rachel Evaline died in 1920/1930, she was 53.  On 3 Feb 1891 when Rachel Evaline was 25, she married Leroy BEAGLE, son of Joel BEAGLE & Lamira Jane ALLEN, in Pendleton Co KY. Born in Oct 1864 in KY. Leroy died  aft 1930, he was 65.  They had the following children:

    107      i.      Hallie (1892-)

    108     ii.      Unknown

 

19. Isadora Norwood "Ida" PORTER. Born in 1868 in Pendleton Co KY. Isadora Norwood "Ida" died  aft 1920, she was 52.  Isadora Norwood "Ida" married Andrew Jackson BRANN, son of J. J. BRANN. Born in 1857 in KY. Andrew Jackson died  aft 1920, he was 63.  They had the following children:

    109      i.      Belva (1890-)

    110     ii.      Luella Elizabeth "Lulu" (1891-)

    111    iii.      Bessie Ann (1897-)

    112     iv.      Andrew Barton (1903-)

    113      v.      Spencer

    114     vi.      Stewart

    115    vii.      Mary J.

 

20. Alfred A. PORTER. Born in 1871 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

21. David E. PORTER. Born in 1876 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

22. Lucy J. PORTER. Born in 1878 in Pendleton Co KY. Lucy J. died in Harrison Co. KY  aft 1937, she was 59.

 

23. Frank PORTER.

 

 

Family of Frances RILEY (4) & Jesse L. McKINLEY

 

24. Annabel "Annie" McKINLEY. Born in 1867 in Pendleton Co KY.  On 5 Jan 1881 when Annabel "Annie" was 14, she married Albert GRIBBLE, in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

25. Nina McKINLEY. Born in 1868 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

26. Edward McKINLEY. Born in 1869 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

27. Henry E. McKINLEY. Born in 1871 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

28. Rachel McKINLEY. Born on 10 Apr 1874 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

29. Julie McKINLEY. Born in 1875 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

30. Laura McKINLEY. Born in 1877 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

31. Alfred E. McKINLEY. Born in 1879 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

32. Clay McKINLEY.

 

 

Family of Mary Isobell RILEY (6) & Themistocles Stockley (Thime Stokes) HIGHFILL

 

33. James T. HIGHFILL. Born in 1864 in Pendleton Co. KY.  On 30 Apr 1884 when James T. was 20, he married Nancy E. BRAY, in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

34. Columbus E. HIGHFILL. Born in 1865 in Pendleton Co. KY.  On 18 Apr 1901 when Columbus E. was 36, he married Lorella TRAYLOR, in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

35. John William HIGHFILL. Born in 1868 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

36. Minnie Francis HIGHFILL. Born on 17 Sep 1874 in Pendleton Co KY. Minnie Francis died in Milan, IN on 28 Jul 1949, she was 74. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co IN.  On 27 Apr 1892 when Minnie Francis was 17, she married John William BELEW, son of William D. BELEW (5 Jan 1845-18 Jan 1907) & Amanda Elizabeth EGELSTON (1844-1919), in Pendleton Co KY. Born on 28 Aug 1868 in Pendleton Co KY. John William died in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN on 1 Dec 1950, he was 82.  They had the following children:

    116      i.      Ollie Cecil (1893-1971)

    117     ii.      Otha Herman (1895-1965)

    118    iii.      Violet Lillian (1897-1945)

    119     iv.      Floyd Russell (1901-1981)

    120      v.      Gladys (1906-1909)

    121     vi.      Clarence Lester Truman (1909-)

    122    vii.      William Delver (1919-1979)

 

37. Orietta HIGHFILL. Born in Mar 1875 in Pendleton Co. KY.  On 16 Nov 1893 when Orietta was 18, she married Robert WALTHERS, in Pendleton Co. KY. Born in Apr 1860 in Germany.  They had the following children:

    123      i.      Wilburn J. (1894-)

    124     ii.      Herbert B. (1898-)

    125    iii.      Ambrose S. (1899-)

    126     iv.      Leslie A. (~1901-)

    127      v.      Gorden (~1905-)

    128     vi.      Spencer (~1908-)

 

38. Alfred E. HIGHFILL. Born on 31 Dec 1878 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

39. Pearl HIGHFILL. Born  abt 1881 in Pendleton Co. KY.  On 12 Oct 1902 when Pearl was 21, she married Elmer RACE, in Pendleton Co KY. Born  abt 1879 in Pendleton Co. KY.  They had the following children:

    129      i.      Charley (1905-)

    130     ii.      Grace (1907-)

    131    iii.      Nellie (1908-)

    132     iv.      Cline (1909-)

 

40. Tillie HIGHFILL. Born  abt 1884 in Pendleton Co. KY.  On 13 Oct 1904 when Tillie was 20, she married Napolean WEST, in Pendleton Co. KY. Born  abt 1881 in KY.  They had one child:

    133      i.      Delora (~1906-)

 

41. Betty HIGHFILL.

 

 

Family of Alford E. "Doc" RILEY Jr. (7) & Lucy A. HIGHFILL

 

42. John RILEY. Born in 1868 in Pendleton Co KY. John died in Pendleton Co KY on 16 Nov 1875, he was 7.

 

43. Mary J. "Mollie" RILEY. Born in 1869 in Pendleton Co. KY. Mary J. "Mollie" died  bef 1892, she was 23.  Mary J. "Mollie" married Louis ATKINS. Born in 1866 in Pendleton Co KY. Louis died in Pendleton Co KY on 11 Jun 1924, he was 58. Buried in Short Creek Cemetery, Pendleton Co. KY.  They had one child:

    134      i.      Willie (1890-)

 

44. Martha Grace Pearl RILEY. Born  aft 1870 in Pendleton Co KY. Martha Grace Pearl died in Pendleton Co KY  aft 1898, she was 28.  In 1895 when Martha Grace Pearl was 25, she married Louis ATKINS, in Pendleton Co KY. Born in 1866 in Pendleton Co KY. Louis died in Pendleton Co KY on 11 Jun 1924, he was 58. Buried in Short Creek Cemetery, Pendleton Co. KY.  They had the following children:

    135      i.      Pearl (1898-1898)

    136     ii.      Edward (1898-1898)

 

45. Elizabeth "Lizzie" RILEY. Born  bef 1879 in Pendleton Co. KY.  On 19 Apr 1893 when Elizabeth "Lizzie" was 14, she married James DAVIS, in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

46. Minnie Annie RILEY. Born  aft 1879 in Pendleton Co KY.  Minnie Annie married Louis ATKINS. Born in 1866 in Pendleton Co KY. Louis died in Pendleton Co KY on 11 Jun 1924, he was 58. Buried in Short Creek Cemetery, Pendleton Co. KY.  They had the following children:

    137      i.      Albert (~1903-)

    138     ii.      Marie

 

47. Loulu RILEY.  On 20 Oct 1898 Loulu married John SCHNEIDER, in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

 

Family of John F. RILEY (8) & Addie L SNAPE

 

48. Ollie RILEY. Born  abt 1874 in Pendleton Co. KY.  On 21 Mar 1895 when Ollie was 21, she married Edward DOBIE, in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

49. Lima RILEY. Born  abt 1876 in Pendleton Co. KY.


 

Fourth Generation

Family of Sarah J. EGELSTON (9) & George Thomas GREEN

 

50. Ida M. GREEN. Born in Feb 1879 in Pendleton Co KY. Ida M. died in Kenton Co. KY on 28 Mar 1963, she was 84.  Ida M. married Unknown MOREHEAD.

 

51. Lessley GREEN. Born in May 1890.  Lessley's mother, Sara J. (Egelston) Green died in 1898 and Lessley Green was listed on the 1900 Menifee Co KY Federal Census as a "boarder" with his grandparents George and Nancy Jane (Riley) Egelston.

 

 

Family of Rachel A. EGELSTON (10) & John L. WADSWORTH

 

52. Carrie WADSWORTH. Born on 16 Oct 1878 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

53. Myrtie WADSWORTH. Born in Jan 1880.

 

54. Mary WADSWORTH. Born in Jan 1880 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

55. Bertha WADSWORTH. Born in Jan 1883 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

56. John R. WADSWORTH. Born in May 1884 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

57. Catherine D. WADSWORTH. Born in Jan 1887 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

58. Chase WADSWORTH. Born in Mar 1891 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

59. Thompson L. WADSWORTH. Born in Jan 1893 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

60. Lindsey L. WADSWORTH. Born in Nov 1894 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

61. George H. WADSWORTH. Born on 3 Nov 1896 in Pendleton Co KY.  George registered for the draft for WWI.  The information recorded on that registration shows that he was a resident of Ohio County, Indiana.

 

62. Nellie WADSWORTH. Born on 18 Nov 1899 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

63. Unknown WADSWORTH.

 

64. Unknown WADSWORTH.

 

65. Unknown WADSWORTH.

 

 

Family of Amos Frank EGELSTON (11) & Emma Jane GIBSON

 

66. Newton Lee EGELSTON. Born on 15 Oct 1884 in Menifee Co, KY. Newton Lee died in Middletown, OH on 12 Aug 1956, he was 71. Buried in Middletown Cemetery.  Newton Lee married Madeline ASKINS, daughter of James R. ASKINS (Jun 1857-) & Mary E. [ASKINS] (Jan 1868-). Born  abt 1887. Madeline died in Middletown, OH on 7 Apr 1967, she was 80. Buried in Middletown Cemetery.  They had the following children:

    139      i.      Orville Omer

    140     ii.      Bessie Alma

 

67. John Walter EGELSTON. Born on 15 Feb 1889 in Menifee Co, KY. John Walter died on 15 Feb 1889 in Middletown, OH. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH.  John Walter married Dorothy Pauline BRIGHT, daughter of David BRIGHT & Elizabeth DARNOLD. Born on 11 May 1890 in Carolton, KY. Dorothy Pauline died in Middletown, OH on 9 May 1967, she was 76. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH.  They had the following children:

    141      i.      Hobert

    142     ii.      Mildred F.

    143    iii.      Pauline

 

68. Floyd Taylor EGELSTON. Born on 2 Nov 1891 in Menifee Co, KY. Floyd Taylor died in Middletown, OH in 1945, he was 53. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH.  Floyd Taylor married Iva MILLER. Born  abt 1896. Iva died in Middletown, OH on 14 Apr 1987, she was 91.  They had the following children:

    144      i.      Leonard

    145     ii.      Frank

    146    iii.      Ruth Goldie (1921-1957)

    147     iv.      Emma Jane

 

69. Lewis Shelby EGELSTON. Born on 19 Dec 1893 in Menifee Co, KY. Lewis Shelby died in Middletown, OH in 1950, he was 56. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH.  Lewis Shelby married Carrie MORFIELD. Born in 1897. Carrie died in Middletown, OH in 1965, she was 68. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH.  They had one child:

    148      i.      Robert L. (1918-1954)

 

70. Clarence Albert EGELSTON. Born on 8 Oct 1896 in Menifee Co. KY. Clarence Albert died in Middletown, OH on 1 Mar 1962, he was 65. Buried in Middletown Cemetery.  Clarence Albert married Mary CRAFT. Born in 1896. Mary died on 13 Aug 1964, she was 68. Buried in Middletown Cemetery.  They had the following children:

    149      i.      Wilbur

    150     ii.      Donald

    151    iii.      Jack

    152     iv.      Louise

    153      v.      Geneva

 

71. George Ellison EGELSTON. Born on 14 Apr 1899 in Menifee Co, KY. George Ellison died in Middletown, OH on 29 Sep 1973, he was 74. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH. On 18 Jan 1922 when George Ellison was 22, he married Susie JOHNSON, daughter of James Israel JOHNSON & Amanda Cordelia LUKE, in Middletown, OH. Born on 26 Mar 1899 in Menifee Co, KY. Susie died in Middletown, OH on 20 Mar 1996, she was 96. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH. They had the following children:

    154      i.      Ruby Pearl (1922-)

    155     ii.      Majorie Helen (1924-1924)

    156    iii.      Edith May (1925-)

    157     iv.      Betty Jane (1927-)

    158      v.      Phyllis Jean (1930-1979)

    159     vi.      George Ellison (1931-1931)

    160    vii.      Lois Ann (1936-)

 

72. Everett Mason EGELSTON. Born on 4 Dec 1901 in Menifee Co Ky. Everett Mason died in Middletown, OH on 31 Jan 1994, he was 92. Buried in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH.  On 24 Sep 1927 when Everett Mason was 25, he married Millie PARKER. Born on 26 Oct 1903 in Lebanon, OH.  They had the following children:

    161      i.      Martin

    162     ii.      Willodene

    163    iii.      Barbara

    164     iv.      Unknown

    165      v.      Carolyn

 

73. Charles EGELSTON. Born on 11 Oct 1905 in Menifee Co Ky. Charles died in Middletown, OH on 1 Oct 1991, he was 85.  Charles married Robena Lucille THOMAS. Born on 8 Jul 1908. Robena Lucille died in OH on 4 Mar 1997, she was 88.  They had one child:

    166      i.      Charles Gilbert

 

74. Thelma EGELSTON. Born on 10 Sep 1909 in Menifee Co Ky. Thelma died in Middletown, OH in 1969, she was 59.  Thelma married William GRAVITT.  They had the following children:

    167      i.      Marilyn

    168     ii.      Frederick

    169    iii.      Richard

 

 

Family of Alfred EGELSTON (12) & Martha Elizabeth  "Lizzie" McMILLIN

 

75. Robert Duey EGGLESTON. Born on 29 Aug 1906 in Logan Co. OH. Robert Duey died in OH in Apr 1935, he was 28.  In 1926 when Robert Duey was 19, he married Henrietta SMITH. Born  abt 1909.  They had the following children:

    170      i.      Alfred Eugene (~1927-)

    171     ii.      Roberta (~1929-)

 

76. Roberta Grace EGGLESTON. Born on 12 Apr 1908 in Logan Co. OH. Roberta Grace married John REICHART. Born in Philadelphia, PA.  They had the following children:

    172      i.      Billy

    173     ii.      Joe

 

According to a letter written by her Alfred Eggleston, son of Robert Eggleston, Roberts's brother, Roberta was adopted by a family in Pennsylvania when she was eleven years old by a family named Illig.  According to Woody Eggleston, nephew of Roberta, Elizabeth had to place three of her children in the Logan County Children's Home after Alfred died, due to financial conditions, and the children were not supposed to be placed for adoption.  However, someone at the home made a mistake and Roberta was adopted.  Elizabeth was extremely upset over the mistaken adoption and it was 14 years before she was able to find Roberta.  Woody also said that Roberta and the two boys she raised, Billy and Joe Wallace, would come to Dayton to visit family from time to time, and that his family also visited her in Philadelphia.

 

77. Forest Leo EGGLESTON. Born on 2 Jul 1909 in Logan Co. OH. Forest Leo died on 21 Aug 1995, he was 86. Occupation: Retired from Keuthan Foundry at Middletown, OH.

Forest Leo married Fannie May DAVIS. Born in 1913. Fannie May died in Louisville, KY on 25 May 2003, she was 90. Buried in Floydsburg Cemetery, Crestwood, KY. They had one child:

    174      i.      Bethella

 

Leo, age 10, is listed on the 1920 Logan Co. OH Census in Harrison Township, living in the Logan County Children's Home with his brother, Ernest.  He is listed on the 1930 Census in San Francisco, CA, in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Winfield

Scott. 

 

The following obituary appeared in the "Courier Journal" on May 26, 2003:  "Fannie May Eggleston, 90 of Louisville died Sunday morning at Baptist Esst Home.  She was the former Fannie M. Davis and a native of Middletown, Ohio.  She is survived by her daughter Bethella Kaufman, two grandchildren, Scott Kaufman and Lorna Kvachuk and three great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 2:30 Monday at Floydsburg Cemetery, Crestwood.   Stoess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."

 

78. Lela Pauline EGGLESTON. Born on 2 Jul 1909 in Logan Co. OH.  Lela Pauline first married Ned Edward DAY.  They had the following children:

    175      i.      Ned Edward

    176     ii.      James

    177    iii.      Roberta "Cissy"

Lela Pauline second married Lowell RUTHERFORD.

 

79. George Elkaney EGGLESTON-HILL. Born on 27 Jul 1911 in Logan Co. OH.  George Elkaney married Audrey [EGGLESTON-HILL].  They had the following children:

    178      i.      Ronald

    179     ii.      Barbara

 

80. Ernest Woodrow EGGLESTON. Born on 27 Jun 1913 in Logan Co. OH. Ernest Woodrow died in OH on 3 Mar 1993, he was 79. Ernest Woodrow married Nellie YARRINGTON. Born on 11 Dec 1912.  They had the following children:

    180      i.      Jerry Allen (1935-)

    181     ii.      Larry Lee (1937-1995)

    182    iii.      J. Tommy (1938-1939)

    183     iv.      Susanne (1942-)

    184      v.      Ernest Woodrow "Woody" (1946-)

    185     vi.      JoNell (1948-)

    186    vii.      Janet Ruth (1951-)

 

Ernest, age 6, is listed on the 1920 Logan Co. OH Census in Harrison Township, living in the Logan County Children's Home with his brother, Leo.  He is listed as age 17 on the 1930 Logan Co. OH Census in Lake Township, living in the household with his brother Robert D. Eggleston and family.

 

 

Family of Mary Elizabeth "Molly" EGELSTON (13) & Alfred Buckner "Buck" COPE

 

81. John Leonard COPE. Born on 23 Oct 1888 in Menifee Co, KY. John Leonard died in Cushing, Payne Co. OK on 22 Jul 1946, he was 57. Buried in Little Cemetery, Seminole, Seminole Co. OK, Hwy 99. Occupation: Worked for an oil company. In 1908 when John Leonard was 19, he married Myrtle Ora KLABER, daughter of Jacob KLABER (20 Nov 1856-14 Jul 1928) & Julia Frances ROBERTS (16 Mar 1862-25 Jan 1955), in Menifee Co, KY. Born on 19 Nov 1892 in Menifee Co, KY. Myrtle Ora died in Overland Park, Johnson Co KS on 5 Dec 1979, she was 87. Buried in Little Cemetery, Seminole, Seminole Co. OK, Hwy 99. They had the following children:

    187      i.      William Vaughn "Bill" (1909-1969)

    188     ii.      Fred (1911-1970)

    189    iii.      Virgil (1914-1984)

    190     iv.      Bessie (1915-1916)

    191      v.      Guy (1916-1986)

    192     vi.      Mildred (1919-1983)

 

Sometime between 1910 and 1920, John Leonard and his family moved to Oklahoma.  He registered for the draft in WWI on June 5, 1917 in Creek Co. OK  He was listed as 30 years old, married, and working as an Oil Worker for C.G. Gibbons. 

 

82. Lewis Shelby COPE. Born on 7 Aug 1889 in Frenchburg, Menifee Co. KY. Lewis Shelby died in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, OK on 4 Feb 1972, he was 82. Buried in Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co. OK. Occupation: farmer, worked as a teaming contractor in oil fields in early day Oklahoma. In 1908 when Lewis Shelby was 18, he married Abba Frances KLABER, daughter of Jacob KLABER (20 Nov 1856-14 Jul 1928) & Julia Frances ROBERTS (16 Mar 1862-25 Jan 1955), in Frenchburg, Menifee Co. KY. Born on 29 Jun 1889 in Frenchburg, Menifee Co. KY. Abba Frances died in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, OK on 25 Feb 1979, she was 89. Buried in Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co. OK. Occupation: housewife. They had the following children:

    193      i.      Shelby Lavern (1909-1994)

    194     ii.      Elwood Thomas (1911-1985)

    195    iii.      Raymond Earl (1913-1995)

    196     iv.      Cecil Clay (1914-1967)

    197      v.      Jack Carl (1917-1986)

    198     vi.      Elmo Jake "Mose" (1919-1994)

    199    vii.      Nell Frances (1921-2006)

    200   viii.      Billy "Ruth" (1928-2001)

    201     ix.      Betty "Joan" (1930-)

 

83. Edward Ezra "Dock" COPE. Born on 28 May 1891 in Menifee Co, KY. Edward Ezra "Dock" died in Longview, TX  bef 1964, he was 72. Buried in Longview, TX. On 21 Oct 1920 when Edward Ezra "Dock" was 29, he married Mary HALE, daughter of James HALE & Malinda CORNETT, in Menifee Co, KY. Born in Feb 1899 in Menifee Co Ky. Mary died in TX  aft 1964, she was 64.  They had one child:

    202      i.      Claudine (1925-).

 

Edward moved to Oklahoma with his parents in 1909.  He registered for the draft for WWI in Pawnee Co. OK on June 5, 1917.  Information given on the registration card included his name as Edward Ezra Cope, age 26, single, living at Maramac.

 

Edward and Mary moved to Longview, Texas and he died there.

 

84. Verlin T. COPE. Born on 12 Jul 1894 in Menifee Co Ky. Verlin T. died on 12 Jul 1894 in Menifee Co Ky. Buried in Lovelace Cemetery, Menifee Co. KY.

 

85. Mariba D. COPE. Born on 16 May 1896 in Menifee Co, KY. Mariba D. died in Cromwell, OK on 6 May 1974, she was 77. Buried in Little Cemetery, Seminole, Seminole Co. OK, Hwy 99.  Mariba D. married James Edward Bennie "Red" BRAY. Born on 5 Dec 1882 in Menifee Co, KY. James Edward Bennie "Red" died in Cromwell, OK on 18 Jun 1958, he was 75. Buried in Little Cemetery, Seminole, Seminole Co. OK, Hwy 99.  They had the following children:

    203      i.      Stella Mae (1914-1916)

    204     ii.      Lloyd (1916-1939)

    205    iii.      Wynona (1922-1986)

    206     iv.      Mary Ellen

    207      v.      Wanda

 

86. Oma Lee COPE. Born on 15 Jun 1898 in Menifee Co, KY. Oma Lee died in Longview. Gregg Co TX on 27 Dec 1983, she was 85. On 21 Nov 1914 when Oma Lee was 16, she married Roy BOLT, in Creek Co. OK. Born on 18 Jan 1886 in TX. Roy died in Longview. Gregg Co TX in Jan 1969, he was 82. They had the following children:

    208      i.      Alpha Bernice (1916-)

    209     ii.      Dorothy (1920-)

    210    iii.      Wilma Jean "Billie" (1926-)

 

87. O. Clarence COPE. Born in 1901 in Menifee Co, KY. O. Clarence died in Borger, TX in 1969, he was 68. O. Clarence married Oma THOMPSON, in Wewoka, OK. Born on 23 Sep 1905 in OK. Oma died in Dec 1977, she was 72.  They had the following children:

    211      i.      A. Jackson (1926-)

    212     ii.      Jimmie C. (1928-)

 

Clarence worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas.

 

88. Nora E. COPE. Born on 8 Mar 1903 in Menifee Co Ky. Nora E. died in Menifee Co Ky on 29 Oct 1904, she was 1. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY.

 

89. Pearl COPE. Born in 1906 in Menifee Co, KY. Pearl died in Tyler, TX on 5 Feb 2003, she was 97. Buried in Gladewater Memorial Park, located on highway 90 between Gladewater and Big Sandy, TX.  Pearl married Roy HAMMER. Born in Nov 1898 in Missouri. Roy died in TX in Nov 1962, he was 64.  They had the following children:

    213      i.      Buck

    214     ii.      Norma Lee (-1998)

    215    iii.      Jackie

    216     iv.      John D. "Tony"

    217      v.      Shirley

    218     vi.      Molly

    219    vii.      Robert "Bob" (-1996)

    220   viii.      Dick

 

 

Family of Robert L. EGELSTON (14) & Ida GIBSON

 

90. Fannie Jane EGELSTON. Born on 12 Feb 1887 in Menifee Co, KY.  On 13 Nov 1907 when Fannie Jane was 20, she married William Russell CANNOY, son of George Newton CANNOY (8 Aug 1865-) & Cora Emma COLLINSWORTH (14 Dec 1867-), in Covington, Kenton Co. KY. Born on 29 Nov 1886 in Menifee Co. KY. William Russell died in Middletown, Butler Co. OH on 30 Apr 1968, he was 81.  They had the following children:

    221      i.      Bert

    222     ii.      Cecil

    223    iii.      Emma

    224     iv.      Doty

    225      v.      Ida Ruth (1912-)

 

91. Flora EGELSTON. Born in Sep 1891 in Menifee Co, KY.  Flora married Taylor DENNIS.  They had the following children:

    226      i.      Earl (~1904-1966)

    227     ii.      Estill

    228    iii.      Ruth (~1917-1949)

    229     iv.      Wilbur (~1929-1929)

    230      v.      Unknown

    231     vi.      Pearl

    232    vii.      Mable

    233   viii.      Betty

    234     ix.      Wilma (~1923-1976)

 

92. Naney EGELSTON. Born in Apr 1899.  Naney married Raleigh TRIMBLE.  They had the following children:

    235      i.      Paul

    236     ii.      James

    237    iii.      Ralph (1911-1911)

    238     iv.      Robert

 

93. Clarissa EGELSTON. Born  abt 1900 in Menifee Co Ky.  Clarissa married Lemon WILLABY.  They had one child:

    239      i.      Norma Jean

 

 

Family of Rosetta Ellen EGELSTON (16) & John HALE

 

94. Alfred Oren HALE. Born on 23 Nov 1892 in Menifee Co, KY. Alfred Oren died in Germantown, OH on 31 Oct 1975, he was 82.  On 6 Oct 1920 when Alfred Oren was 27, he married Pearl BARNETT.

 

95. Byrtha Ann HALE. Born on 13 Jul 1894 in Menifee Co, KY. Byrtha Ann died in Farmersville, OH on 15 May 1965, she was 70.  Byrtha Ann married Thurman JONES.

 

96. Mary Lou HALE. Born on 30 Oct 1896 in Menifee Co, KY. Mary Lou died on 3 Oct 1973, she was 76.  On 24 Dec 1915 when Mary Lou was 19, she married Thomas SMALLWOOD, in Menifee Co. KY.

 

97. Russell Tabor HALE. Born on 25 Jun 1899 in Menifee Co, KY. Russell Tabor died in Rowan Co. KY on 24 Feb 1973, he was 73.  On 4 Nov 1923 when Russell Tabor was 24, he married Flotilla Ann WYNN, in Menifee Co. KY. Born on 28 Apr 1901.  They had the following children:

    240      i.      Olema Mae (1929-)

    241     ii.      Ray Merriwell (1936-1985)

 

 

Family of Rosetta Ellen EGELSTON (16) & Charles Clark DAY

 

98. Clarice Lillian DAY. Born on 25 Mar 1916 in Menifee Co Ky. Clarice Lillian died in Middletown, Butler Co. OH on 24 Jul 2004, she was 88.  Clarice Lillian married Gladville WELLS.

 

 

Family of Edwin EGELSTON (17) & Margaret COLLINSWORTH

 

99. Carrie Ellen EGELSTON. Born on 3 Feb 1902 in Menifee Co Ky.  Carrie Ellen married Thomas William WYNN, son of Thomas S. WYNN (Apr 1860-) & Elmira BROWN (Aug 1865-). Born in Oct 1899 in KY.

 

100. Lizzie Ethel EGELSTON. Born on 30 Jan 1904 in Menifee Co Ky. Lizzie Ethel died on 19 Mar 1904 in Menifee Co Ky. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY.

 

101. Carl Chester EGELSTON. Born on 10 Mar 1905 in Menifee Co Ky.  Carl Chester married Minnie VINSON. Born in 1908 in KY.

 

102. Ruth Jane EGELSTON. Born on 19 Jan 1907 in Menifee Co Ky. Ruth Jane died in Menifee Co Ky on 31 Aug 1908, she was 1. Buried in Egelston Cemetery, Tar Ridge, Menifee Co KY.

 

103. Cora B. EGELSTON. Born on 19 Jun 1910 in Menifee Co Ky.  Cora B. married Unknown WILSON.

 

104. Ella Lucille EGELSTON. Born on 8 May 1912.  Ella Lucille married Oscar JOHNSON.

 

105. Clarence Chester EGELSTON. Born on 31 Mar 1915 in Menifee Co Ky.

 

106. Wade Martin EGELSTON. Born on 3 Feb 1918 in Menifee Co Ky.  Wade Martin married Melva PRESSLER.

 

 

Family of Rachel Evaline PORTER (18) & Leroy BEAGLE

 

107. Hallie BEAGLE. Born in Feb 1892 in KY.  Hallie married Joseph CARROLL. Born in 1888 in KY.

 

108. Unknown BEAGLE.

 

 

Family of Isadora Norwood "Ida" PORTER (19) & Andrew Jackson BRANN

 

109. Belva BRANN. Born in Jan 1890 in KY.  Belva married Grover Cleveland THOMPSON.

 

110. Luella Elizabeth "Lulu" BRANN. Born on 20 Feb 1891.  Luella Elizabeth "Lulu" married Albert W. SHIPP.

 

111. Bessie Ann BRANN. Born in May 1897 in KY.  Bessie Ann married Ezra LOWE.

 

112. Andrew Barton BRANN. Born on 29 Jan 1903.

 

113. Spencer BRANN.  Spencer first married Vina MILNER.  Spencer second married Nellie PURVIS.

 

114. Stewart BRANN.

 

115. Mary J. BRANN.  Mary J. married James KENNER.

 

 

Family of Minnie Francis HIGHFILL (36) & John William BELEW

 

116. Ollie Cecil BELEW. Born on 30 May 1893 in Pendleton Co KY. Ollie Cecil died in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN on 1 Jun 1971, she was 78. Buried in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN.  On 27 Oct 1912 when Ollie Cecil was 19, she married Walter LOVELACE, in Pendleton Co KY.

 

117. Otha Herman BELEW. Born on 11 Feb 1895 in Pendleton Co KY. Otha Herman died in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN on 11 Jan 1965, he was 69. Buried in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN.  On 31 Mar 1934 when Otha Herman was 39, he married Mildred CROUCH, in Pendleton Co KY.

 

118. Violet Lillian BELEW. Born on 6 Jul 1897 in Pendleton Co KY. Violet Lillian died in Pierceville, IN on 25 Nov 1945, she was 48. Buried in Milan, IN.  In Sep 1913 when Violet Lillian was 16, she married Bryant ASHCRAFT.

 

119. Floyd Russell BELEW. Born on 19 Jan 1901 in Pendleton Co KY. Floyd Russell died in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN on 20 Jun 1981, he was 80. Buried in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN.

 

120. Gladys BELEW. Born on 10 Nov 1906 in Pendleton Co KY. Gladys died in Pendleton Co KY in 1909, she was 2.

 

121. Clarence Lester Truman BELEW. Born on 23 Sep 1909 in Pendleton Co KY.  On 31 Dec 1929 when Clarence Lester Truman was 20, he married Luella ZIMMER, in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN.

 

122. William Delver BELEW. Born on 17 Nov 1919 in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN. William Delver died in New Albany, IN on 19 May 1979, he was 59.  On 3 Aug 1946 when William Delver was 26, he married Peggy McADAMS, in Moores Hill, Dearborn Co. IN.

 

 

Family of Orietta HIGHFILL (37) & Robert WALTHERS

 

123. Wilburn J. WALTHERS. Born in Sep 1894 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

124. Herbert B. WALTHERS. Born in Mar 1898 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

125. Ambrose S. WALTHERS. Born in Dec 1899 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

126. Leslie A. WALTHERS. Born  abt 1901 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

127. Gorden WALTHERS. Born  abt 1905 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

128. Spencer WALTHERS. Born  abt 1908 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

 

Family of Pearl HIGHFILL (39) & Elmer RACE

 

129. Charley RACE. Born in 1905 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

130. Grace RACE. Born in 1907 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

131. Nellie RACE. Born in 1908 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

132. Cline RACE. Born in Sep 1909 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

 

Family of Tillie HIGHFILL (40) & Napolean WEST

 

133. Delora WEST. Born  abt 1906 in KY.

 

 

Family of Mary J. "Mollie" RILEY (43) & Louis ATKINS

 

134. Willie ATKINS. Born on 30 Jun 1890 in Pendleton Co KY.

 

 abt 1910 when Willie was 19, he married Grace BATAVIA, in Pendleton Co KY.

 

 

Family of Martha Grace Pearl RILEY (44) & Louis ATKINS

 

135. Pearl ATKINS. Born in Sep 1898. Pearl died on 11 Nov 1898.

 

136. Edward ATKINS. Born in Sep 1898 in Pendleton Co KY. Edward died on 6 Oct 1898.

 

 

Family of Minnie Annie RILEY (46) & Louis ATKINS

 

137. Albert ATKINS. Born  abt 1903 in Pendleton Co. KY.

 

138. Marie ATKINS.

 

 

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