Ephraim Sergent
Family of
Ephraim Sergent©
1800 - 1871

Ephraim SERGENT was born about 1800 in North Carolina and died in 1871 in Harlan County, Kentucky, the son of Abraham Sergent & Elizabeth --???--. Ephraim married first to Deborah BYRD born about 1800 Tennessee. Deborah died about 1865 as Ephraim married that year in Harlan County, Kentucky, to Mary FARLEY5-907, born about 1846.
    By his first wife, Deborah BYRD, Ephraim had:
  1. Frances1 born 9 Nov 1823/5 died 29 Nov 1893 md George W. BALL2
  2. Jane5-7241 born ca 1826 md ca 1847 to Luke JONES (her father deeded her land in Harlan County deed C/462). Luke died by Oct of 1870.2. (No known issue)
  3. Mary5-7791 born ca 1827 md Speed JONES2
  4. Eliza C1 born 22 Aug 1827/9 at Ages and died 21 Oct 1896. She md 16 Apr 1847 John M BALL2
    Eliza (above) and Allen (below) are said to be twins
  5. Allen1 born 22 Aug 1829 and died 3 Feb 1893. Allen md 1849H* in Harlan to Emily S JONES2
  6. Elizabeth Ann born ca 1835 md 1852H* William TURNER5-986. Ephraim deeded them land in HarlanBk D p525, "for fatherly love and affection".
  7. William Martin1 born Nov 1841, died 14 May 1926, md 1858H* Elizabeth Ann HOWARD5-6882

    By his second wife, Mary Farley, Ephraim had:

  8. Mary Jane born Feb 1868 and died 8 Jun 1923. Mary married three times, first, in 1881, to Garret KING; second, in 1889, to James LYTTLE, and third, in 1896 to Moses BURKHART.
  9. Ephraim J born ca 1868 apparently died by 1900

    and... after Ephraim's death, Mary Farley had:

  10. Milton born Jan 1875 md ca 1899 Elizabeth b Mar 1884
  11. Millard born Jan 1878 md ca 1898 to Nancy J. born Jul 1882
  12. Blain born Nov 1885

In the 1900 Harlan census, Mary Farley Sergent is living with her son Milton.3 Her youngest son, Blain is living with them.
(1) Harlan County, Kentucky, Deed Book H Page 501: 1884, heirs of Ephraim Sergent to Allen Sergent
(2) Harlan County, Kentucky, Deed Book K1 Page 526: 1886, heirs of Ephraim Sergent, their 1/8th shares to Allen Sergent
(3) Household 174
source notes
1830 #120
1840 #16
1850 district 1 hh 15 (Connections#765)
1860 hh649 1870 district 1 hh45

HCoD = Harlan County Death Records
H* = Harlan County Marriage Records
t = tombstone
5-#### = number in Harlan Connections

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