The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004

The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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James M. Shepherd & Mariah (Unknown) Shepherd




Husband James M. Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1842 - Pennsylvania 109
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married:  - Pennsylvania?

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1870 - Farmer

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #219-217




Wife Mariah (Unknown) Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1842 - Pennsylvania 109
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #219-217



Children
1 M Jesse M. Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1867 - Pennsylvania 109
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M Charles Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1869 - West Virginia 109
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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John Shepherd & Nancy (Unknown) Shepherd




Husband John Shepherd 30

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 




Wife Nancy (Unknown) Shepherd 30

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Margaret Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1799 - Nelson County, Virginia 1340
       Died: 11 Jun 1854 - Kanawha County, Virginia 30
     Buried: 
     Spouse: John E. Smith (Abt 1801-1867)
       Marr: 25 Aug 1823 - Nelson County, Virginia  39 




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Ezra Walker & Julia M. Shepherd




Husband Ezra Walker

       Born: 1802 - Vermont 1245
       Died: Mar 1853 - Cabell County, Virginia 2931
     Buried: 
    Married: 23 Oct 1849 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Mary Jane Smith (      -      ) - 1 Nov 1832 - Augusta County, Virginia 39

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Greenbrier Co, VA #727-727




Wife Julia M. Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1825 - Virginia 17
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Greenbrier Co, VA #727-727

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #954



Children
1 F Kate A. Walker

       Born: Abt 1851 - Virginia 17
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M Ezra Walker

       Born: Abt 1853 - Virginia 17
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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John E. Smith & Margaret Shepherd




Husband John E. Smith

       Born: Abt 1801 - Nelson County, Virginia 82
       Died: 11 Nov 1867 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 30
     Buried: 


     Father: Joseph Smith (      -      ) 2323
     Mother: 


    Married: 25 Aug 1823 - Nelson County, Virginia 39

Other Spouse: Martha Grass (Abt 1817-      ) - 16 Jun 1856 - Putnam County, Virginia 82

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #447-451

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #179




Wife Margaret Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1799 - Nelson County, Virginia 1340
       Died: 11 Jun 1854 - Kanawha County, Virginia 30
     Buried: 


     Father: John Shepherd (      -      ) 30
     Mother: Nancy (Unknown) Shepherd (      -      ) 30



Noted events in her life were:
Alt. Death 30, Alt. Death, 11 Jun 1855 - Kanawha County, Virginia

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co. VA #447-451



Children
1 M George H. Smith

       Born: Abt 1827 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Jane Turley (Abt 1834-      )
       Marr: 10 Nov 1853 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



2 M John S. Smith

       Born: Abt 1830 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Nancy Jane Hudson (Abt 1837-      )
       Marr: 21 Sep 1853 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



3 F Margaret Jane Smith

       Born: Abt 1834 - Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: James W. Mynes (Abt 1822-      )
       Marr: Bef 1855 - Not Recorded In Kan. Or Put. Counties, WV



4 F Emeline B. Smith

       Born: Abt 1835 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



5 F Louise M. Smith

       Born: Abt 1838 - Coal River, Kanawha County, Virginia 2,5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Pleasant O. Dent (Abt 1824-      )
       Marr: 5 Jan 1860 - Kanawha County, Virginia



6 M William H. Smith

       Born: Abt 1840 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Diana H. Holstein (Abt 1847-      )
       Marr: 26 Oct 1864 - Kanawha County, Virginia  88 




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Margaret (Unknown) Shepherd




Husband

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 




Wife Margaret (Unknown) Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1792 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #424-439



Children
1 M Isaac Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1810 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Margaret Morehead (Abt 1819-      )
       Marr: 3 Nov 1836 - Wood County, Virginia  39 




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William Young & Nancy Jane Shepherd




Husband William Young

       Born: 1843 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1325
       Died: 1914 653
     Buried: 


     Father: Mathias Geyhart Young (1772-Abt 1845)
     Mother: Maria Tate (Abt 1818-Abt 1883)


    Married: 30 Aug 1868 - Kanawha  County, West Virginia 2




Wife Nancy Jane Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1852 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2
       Died: 1912 653
     Buried: 


     Father: Gustavus Ferdenand Shepherd (Abt 1809-Bef 1850)
     Mother: Helena Persinger (Abt 1823-      )





Children
1 M Valentin Young

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 F Lottie Lee Young

       Born: 1892 653
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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John A. Truslow & Rebecca Shepherd




Husband John A. Truslow

       Born: Abt 1813 - Kanawha County, Virginia 627
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: James Truslow (1778-1830)
     Mother: Agnes Mosby Finch (Abt 1789-1860)


    Married: 8 Jan 1833 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Serena R. Leps (Abt 1842-      ) - 4 Nov 1868 - Greenbrier County, Virginia 13

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation 2204, 1838 - Tailor

Occupation, 1870 - Merchant

Occupation, 1880 - Retired

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co. VA #100-101

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co. VA #954

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #17-17

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #3, Pg34




Wife Rebecca Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1815 - Ohio 5
       Died: Bef 1868 44
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co. VA #100-101

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co. VA #954


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Robert James Shepherd & Ann Elizabeth Young




Husband Robert James Shepherd

       Born: Oct 1839 - Prince Edward County, Virginia 1,185,465
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Robert Shepherd (Abt 1810-1889)
     Mother: Maria M. Good (Abt 1816-Abt 1895)


    Married: 1 Feb 1871 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Prince Edward Co, VA #155

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #888

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District #320

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District Pg36

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist.; Enum. Dist. #61; Fam. #188-188




Wife Ann Elizabeth Young

       Born: Aug 1855 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Robert Young (1817-1891)
     Mother: Anna Wallace (1823-1910)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #591

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District #378

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District Pg36

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist.; Enum. Dist. #61; Fam. #187-187


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David Franklin Thaxton Sr. & Sarah Shepherd




Husband David Franklin Thaxton Sr.

       Born: 7 Feb 1756 - Prince Edward County, Virginia
       Died: 1 Apr 1815 - Appomattox County, Virginia
     Buried: 


     Father: James "X" Thaxton Sr. (1731-Bef 1799)
     Mother: Elizabeth Clark (1732-Bef 1799)


    Married: 16 Mar 1777 - Prince Edward County, Virginia 1739




Wife Sarah Shepherd

       Born: 
       Died: Abt 1828 1739
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Robert Thaxton

       Born: Abt 1780 869
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Elizabeth Thaxton (Bef 1800-      )  869 
       Marr: Not On Cd#229



2 M William Thaxton

       Born: 23 Sep 1782 - Prince Edward County, Virginia 869
       Died: 1839 - Bedford County, Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Catherine Tate (Bef 1788-Bef 1835)
       Marr: 2 Nov 1803 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  121 
     Spouse: Matilda Buford White (Bef 1815-      )
       Marr: 18 Nov 1835 - Bedford County, Virginia  39 



3 F Elizabeth Thaxton

       Born: Bef 1783 - Virginia 41
       Died: 1805 - Virginia 869
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Nathaniel Wilkinson (      -      )
       Marr: 26 Dec 1799 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  39 



4 F Peggy Thaxton

       Born: Bef 1785 - Virginia 41
       Died: 1807 - Virginia 869
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Littleberry Farmer (      -      )
       Marr: 13 Feb 1801 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  39 



5 F Nancy Thaxton

       Born: 1788 - Prince Edward County, Virginia 869
       Died:  - Gallia County, Ohio 869
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Thomas Porter (Bef 1790-      )
       Marr: 1 Jan 1835 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  39 



6 M Samuel Thaxton

       Born: 1789 - Prince Edward County, Virginia 869
       Died: 1828
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Lucy Brightwell (Bef 1795-      )  869 
       Marr: 26 Jan 1811 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  39 
     Spouse: Elizabeth Shackleton (      -      )  869 
       Marr: 23 Dec 1822 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  39 



7 F Sarah Thaxton

       Born: 1790
       Died:  - Gallia County, Ohio
     Buried: 



8 M David Franklin Thaxton Jr.

       Born: Abt 1791 - Prince Edward County, Virginia 870
       Died: Mar 1877 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 869
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Martha Hurt (Abt 1788-Bef 1880)
       Marr: 29 Oct 1811 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  870 



9 M Sheppard Thaxton

       Born: 1798
       Died: 1855 - Gallia County, Ohio
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Martha McCormick (Bef 1820-      )
       Marr: 10 Dec 1832 - Prince Edward County, Virginia  1893 




General Notes for Child David Franklin Thaxton Jr.

Will of David Thaxton, Jr.

In the name of God Amen, I David Thaxton of Kanawha County, State of West Virginia being of sound ans disposing mind, do make this to be my last will and testament as Follows.

First, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah E. Johnson the sum of twenty dollars for her own use and benefit.

Secondly, as to all the residue of my personal estate, I hereby give and bequeath unto my heirs, to wit: Robert C.
Thaxton, Sarah E. Johnson, Nancy S. Marsh, John H. Thaxton, Martha F. Edens, F. P. Thaxton, James H. Thaxton, Elizabeth C. Carpenter in equal shares and propositions. As for my real estate, I have disposed of that to my two younger sons, SS, F. P. Thaxton and James H. Thaxton as appears by deeds, dated August 22nd, 1867.

And I do hereby nominate and appoint Robert C. Thaxton to be the executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof: I the said testator, David Thaxton have set my hand and seal this 5th day of February 1872.

David X Thaxton

Attest: John H. P. Aultz

R. A. Ranson

William Ranson
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Kanawha County Clerks Office

February 15th, 1875

This paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of David Thaxton deceased, late of said County was this day presented to me in my office and duly proved by the oath of William Ranson, subscribing witness thereto: and on the 28th day of March 1877, the same was fully proved by the oath of John H. P. Aultz another subscribing witness thereto: and is ordered to be recorded as the Last Will and Testament of David Thaxton, deceased.

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David and Martha Thaxton were the first Thaxtons to settle in what is now central West Virginia. They arrived in what is now Kanawha Co, WV in 1838 from Bedford Co. VA and settled on Tupper's Creek. (Per Spunky Thaxton, there is an article on the descendants of David Thaxton in the "West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Vol. 21" Edited and Published by Jim Comstock, Richwood, WV @1976.


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Ranson Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth Shepherd




Husband Ranson Thomas

       Born: Abt 1815 - Virginia 627
       Died: After 1850 - Kanawha County, Virginia 627
     Buried: 
    Married: 27 Mar 1838 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 512

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1135-1147

Census, 1840 - Kanwaha County Census #46-30




Wife Sarah Elizabeth Shepherd

       Born: Abt 1820 - Virginia 2102
       Died: After 1850 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2103
     Buried: 


     Father: William P. Shepherd (Abt 1775-1841)
     Mother: Sarah Raven Dyer (Abt 1778-After 1860)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1135-1147



Children
1 M William Alfred Thomas

       Born: Abt 1840 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2102
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M Henry Thomas

       Born: Abt 1842 - Kanawha County, Virginia 627
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M Pendleton Thomas

       Born: Abt 1843 - Kanawha County, Virginia 627
       Died: 
     Buried: 



4 M Jefferson Thomas

       Born: Abt 1845 - Kanawha County, Virginia 627
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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