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Some Descendants of James Sr. Carlyle b.abt 1670 in Ireland

Fifth Generation

(Continued)


77. Alexander Crockett Jr. Carlyle (Alexander Crockett , George , Robert , James Sr. ) was born 1, 2, 3, 4 in 1836 in , Woodford, KY. He died about 1885 in Ogden, , UT.

SOURCE: DAR lineage records.
1850 Census, Woodford Co. KY, Dist No. 1, Pg 450B

1860 U.S. Census, Kansas Territory, Arapahoe County, Central City, pg. 520, 27 Sept. 1860 - Delling # 6146 - "Alex Carlisle", age 25, b. Kentucky, Occupation: "Teamster" This was during the Colorado "Gold Rush"; Central City was opened in 1859, populated by miners. The occupants were mostly young single men, appearing generally three residents to a dwelling. In 1860, Colorado was part of Kansas Territory, in Arapahoe County.

1870 census, Lafayette Co., Mo., census; occupation: cattle broker; Also listed three black servants in houshold: Henry Beaver, age 29, laborer; James Williams, age 28 laborer; Susan Beckman, age 24, Domestic Servant.

From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994: "rode for the Pony Express, and reportedly was killed about 1885 while serving as an engineer on a Union Pacific train which was waylaid and the crew killed not far from Ogden, Utah. He had two children (Jones)". And this, from Settle, Raymond W. and Mary Lund Settle. Saddles and Spurs: The Pony Express Saga. University of Nebraska Press, 1955: "CARLYLE, ALEX, one of the first riders employed at St. Joseph, is credited by some with being the first rider out of that place. Being ill with tuberculosis he rode only a few months before he was compelled to retire. One day an Indian shot at him and knocked his cap from his head. After that he would never wear a cap again." That Alexander, Jr., was the "Alex Carlyle" of the Pony Express, however, appears improbable in light of the comments of Jack Keetley, who rode for the Express throughout its life span; Mr. Keetley wrote, on August 21, 1907, "Yours of the 17th inst. received, and in reply will say that Alex Carlyle was the first man to ride the Pony Express out of St. Joe. He was a nephew of the superintendent of the stage line to Denver, called the "Pike's Peak Express." The Superintendent's name was Ben Fickland. Carlyle was a consumptive, and could not stand the hardships, and retired after about two months trial, and died within about six months after retiring." (Visscher, William Lightfoot. Pony Express, A Thrilling and Truthful History. Vistabooks, 1980).

I (Dennis) first noted the name "Alexander Carlyle" in a roster of the Pony Express riders, leading to a curiosity about the later lives of these young adventurers. This is, as is usually the case, more than simple chance. Alexander was, of course, a first cousin of my 2nd-great-grandfather, John Robert Wallace, so the establishment of a connection would not have been surprising. My search for Alexander's history joined with that of the Wallace family in a way that was nonetheless a bit of a surprise, since I had pursued the two as having taken separate courses, but, in October of 2003, while examining deed records for Saline County, Mo. in Marshall, Mo., hoping to locate the longtime home of John Robert & Nanniie Cassandra Bohannon Wallace, I found in the index a notation of a sale from Alex. Carlyle to C. Wallace. I had earlier disregarded this because it did not mention John Robert Wallace. The deed, however, transfers property near Blackburn, Mo. from Alexander & Olivia Carlyle to Cassandra Wallace. This is likely the property which became the home of this family, so why was the transaction in the young wife's name? Probate of the estate of John Robert Wallace, many years later, settled the property he had retained in nearby Pettis County; did he also maintain an affinity for this first settlement, and allow his second wife to locate the family? Was the purchase made with Cassandra's funds? Did John Robert move with reluctance? Were tax incentives involved? Many questions; no coincidence that the land near Blackburn (which we've now seen) was originally in the possession of Wallace's first cousin, though. This deed is Deed Record No. 12, Saline County, 1870, dated 7 March, 1870, between "A. C. Carlyle & Olivia Carlyle his wife of the County of Lafayette" & "Cassandra Wallace of the County of Saline".

"The Overland Stage to California", Root, Frank A. and Connelley William Elsey, 1901: pg. 312: "Among the men most prominent and conspicuous on the plains engaged exclusively in the freighting business for the overland stage line during the '60's were the widely known Carlyle brothers--Henry and Alexander--whom I met many times in 1863 and 1864. They were in partnership with Holladay in transportation of subsistence. Two men more highly esteemed could not be found on the overland route. Much of the time they made their headquarters at Fort Kearney, that being the junction of Holladay's branch stage lines to Omaha and Nebraska City. The boys were old acquaintances of the great stage man, having known him years before in western Missouri. Besides, they were old-timers on the plains, and, being associated with Holladay in freighting grain and supplies, did all that business for the stage line along the Platte and points on the frontier. It required an enormous amount of hay and grain to feed the large number of stage animals on the overland route, but the Carlyles, from their long experience and life on the plains, were equal to every emergency. Their contracts were performed with the utmost speed and with entire satisfaction."

Alexander married Olivia (Carlyle) Major on 16 Apr 1865 in , Saline, MO. Olivia was born in 1840 in , Franklin, KY.

SOURCE: DAR lineage records

Alexander and Olivia had the following children:

+ 171 F i Lutie Graddy (Small) Carlyle was born on 27 Jun 1866. She died on 10 Jan 1915.
  172 M ii Caslin Carlyle was born 1 about 1868 in MO.

85. Daniel Drake Carter M.D. (Margaret T. (Carter) Carlyle , George , Robert , James Sr. ) was born in 1837 in , Woodford, KY. He died in 1886.

From "Histoery of Woodford County" (Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
And from James H. Fristoe , 13 Sep 1998

Daniel married (1) Louisiana Hart (Carter) Gibson in 1876.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.

Daniel married (2) Sarah (Carter) Fullerton in 1882.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.

Daniel and Sarah had the following children:

  173 M i Joseph Coleman Carter was born in 1884.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
        Joseph married Carolyne (Carter) Steele in 1909.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey. - "daughter of Capt. John Andrew Steele and his wife Fannie Breckenridge."

89. Ellen Virginia (Twyman) Carter (Margaret T. (Carter) Carlyle , George , Robert , James Sr. ).

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.

Ellen married Joel Wayne Twyman. Joel was born in 1818.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.

Joel and Ellen had the following children:

  174 M i Rudolph Twyman was born in 1843. He died in 1862.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey. - "entered the Confederate service and was killed in 1862"
  175 F ii Mary Emma (Stevenson) Twyman was born in 1846. She died in 1897.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
        Mary married Ben C. Capt. Stevenson.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey. - "Seved in the Confederacy"
  176 M iii Goodloe Carter Twyman was born in 1848.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
  177 M iv George Twyman was born in 1850. He died in 1888.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
  178 F v Abbie Virginia (Hiter) Twyman was born in 1852.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
        Abbie married William H. Hiter.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
  179 M vi William Wirt Twyman was born in 1855. He died in 1891.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
  180 F vii Margaret (Ward) Twyman was born in 1857.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
        Margaret married Hubbard K. Ward.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
  181 M viii Buford Twyman was born in 1864.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
        Buford married Margaret Sanders (Twyman) Railey in 1888.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
  182 F ix Mary (Baughman) Twyman.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.
        Mary married Thomas F. Baughman.

From "History of Woodford County", Ky.), 1938, W.E. Railey.

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