Ewell Unthank & Sarah Jones Family
Family of Ewell and Sarah Jones Unthank ©

Ewell Unthank5-4118 born 8 Nov 1809, came to Harlan County, Kentucky, perhaps from his native Mt Airy, North Carolina, in the 1830's. He is thought to be the son of Jonathan Unthank and Sally Venable. On 22nd August 1839H*1/338, he married Sally [Sarah] Jones born about 1822, daughter of John Jones Sr. For many years, ewell operated a general store in Harlan's county seat, Mount Pleasant. Sarah died 12 April 1859HCoD, and Ewell married secondly, 9 Jul 1867H*A/104, to Artemis Cole, born about 1843. Ewell died 10 May 1880 at Pineville.

    Children of Ewell & Sarah Jones Unthank:
  1. [John] Milton Unthank born 2 Jun 1840, died 3 Feb 1899, married 1859H*A/94 to Josephine Moore, daughter of Alex and Mary Goodin Moore
  2. Franklin B. Unthank born about 1841, died in the Civil War
  3. Jerusha Unthank born Nov 1842 md 1859H*A/92 George Washington Smith5-2254, son of Noble & Mary Smith
  4. Calvin Unthank born 15 Nov 1845, died 16 Sep 1930, married 1867LeeVA to Clarkie Kirk - Calvin served for the Rebels in the Civil War
  5. Sarah Unthank born about 1848 md 1867H* Isom Skidmore5-2269 son of Henry and Elizabeth Ledford Skidmore. They moved to Tipton IN
  6. William Worth Unthank born about 1850 md 25 Dec 1873Bell to Ruth Renfro, said to have gone to Oregon
  7. Louisa Unthank born about 1852 md 18 Oct 1866H*A/100 Carter Skidmore, son of Ira and Mary Noe Skidmore. They moved to Tipton IN
  8. Ewell Unthank born 24 January 1854, died 7 Sep 1929, md 1888H*6/468 Elizabeth Ledford, daughter of Stephen & Sallie Russell Ledford [the Ewell who md 1888 Addie Bailey is s/o Calvin]
  9. Permelia "Mila" Unthank born about 1857 md --?-- Hoskins

    Children of Ewell & Artemis Cole Unthank:

  10. Isom Unthank born about 1876
  11. Catherine "Kittie" Unthank born about 1878

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Sarah is named in a Harlan Circuit Court case in 1870 regarding her father's estate as having predeceased his father leaving the above named children.

source notes

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

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