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    William Ramey Pike County Kentucky



      William Ramey::::

      William Was A Surveyor Of Land And He Laid Claim To Large Tracts Of Land
      Containing Coal, Timber, Oil And Gas, Around Pike County, Elkhorn City Kentucky
      He Acquired Thousands Of Acres Of Land Through Land Surveys Secured By State Land Grants
      And By County Court Orders, He Also Bought And Traded For Other Land.
      At One Time He Owned All The Land From The Forks
      Of The Russell And Levisa Rivers To The Headwaters Of Grassy Creek In Virginia,
      Which Included A Good Part Of The Breaks Region.
      He Was Issued A Pass To Settle In "Cherokee Country"
      Sometime Between 1801 And 1804 By Indian Agent Jonathan Meigs.
      Early In The 1800's A Jacob Remy Descendant,
      William R. Remy (Ramey) And His Wife Anna Samlins
      Settled In What Was (Formerly In Floyd County) The Present, Pike County Kentucky
      On The Virginia-Kentucky Line .
      He Built A Home Near The Mouth Of Elkhorn Creek;
      This Build Was The Beginning Of Elkhorn City.
      Pike County Rameys Of Today State That William Owned More Than 40,000 Acres Of Land,
      But A Fire In His Home, Or In The Land Office, Destroyed Some Of His Records In 1838.
      Since He Was Not Able To Prove His Ownership,
      Other Individuals And Large Companies Claimed Much Of The Land.
      In 1858 Owned 609 Acres On Grassy Creek Waters Of Sandy River.
      June 3 1852 Bought 84 Acres On Grassy Creek, On A Cliff.
      However, At His Death In 1865 He Left Much Land To His Children
      As Is Shown By His Will Found In Pike County Will Book On Page 50
      397 Acres Both Sides Of Grassy Creek. Mentioned In 1857 Land Warrant.

      William Served As Road Commissioner, Justice Of The Peace In The Period Of 1822-1834.
      He Was Sheriff Of Pike County 1831-1834 And Justice Of The Peace Again In 1837
      Also Served As A Surveyor. Showed Up In Court Records Until 1848.
      Book D-P 2171866 Includes Bonding Of Executor And Appointing Appraisers For His Estate.
      Many Of Robert G. Scotts Land Deals Involve William In 1816 Floyd County,
      Before Pike County Was Formed From Floyd.
      William R. Ramey Was Born In 1782 In Fayette Co Virginia(Now In Clark County Kentucky)
      And Died In 1865 In Elkhorn City, Pike County Ky.
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      Married Anna Samlins Who Was Born In 1784 In South Carolina
      According To The 1850 Pike County Census.
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      And Died 18 Nov. 1856 In Pike County
      Anna Was The Daughter Of Elizabeth Samlins,
      No Other Information Is Found On An: Anna Samlins :
      (Some Say She May Have Been Cherokee)
      Us Marriage Records 1560-1900 Yates Publishing Data Base
      States Anna Salmons Female, Spouse William Ramey

      Kentucky Death Record For Anna Ramey Born In South Carolina
      States Mother Elizabeth Samlins Nov 18 1856, 72 Years Old Female, Married, Residence Pike County Ky.
      Death Record Of Anna Ramey

      Her mothers name here is listed As elizabet Samlins.

      William Was Born In Fayette County Virginia .
      The Elkhorn City Heritage Society Has On The Marker That He Came From North Carolina
      To Kentucky.
      Many States In That Area Were Changing Boundaries At The Time.
      But He May Have Been There Surveying And Buying Land In North Carolina
      And Met Anna In South Carolina Or She May Have Been In North Carolina At The Time.
      He may also have lived there moving there from Virginia.
      Pike County Kentucky, 1850 Census Has Them Listed As Household #216
      William Age 67 Born In Virginia And Not North Carolina
      And Anna Age 66 Born In South Carolina Not North Carolina
      As A Lot Of People Have In Their Genealogies.

      There Was A William Ramey Sr And William Ramey Jr In McClendenburg North Carolina
      In 1790 But They Were Both Too Old To Be This William Ramey. And His Father
      He Was Only 8 Years Old In 1790
      There Is Also A William Rama Listed In Wilkes Co. Nc In 1793
      But He Was Only 13 Then So He Wouldn’t Have Been Listed As Head Of Household.

      The William Rameys Born In North Carolina Are Not This William.

      1810 Census In Floyd County Kentucky
      Lists 2 William Rameys

      William Is Listed As Serving In The War Of 1812
      5th Regiment (Lewis’s) Kentucky Volunteers As A Private
      He Would Have Been About 30

      1820 Floyd County Kentucky Listed As
      William Ramey
      Next Door Is Moses Ramey, James Ramey, George Belcher

      1830 Pike County Kentucky Census
      William Ramey
      1 Male 40-50
      1 Male Under 5
      1 Male 5-10
      1 Male 10-15
      1 Male 20-30
      1 Female Under 5
      1 Female 5-10
      1 Female 15-20
      1 Female 20-30
      1 Female 40-50
      Next Door Is Moses Ramey And Richard Potter

      There Is Another William In
      1830 Census But In Floyd County Ky.
      William Ramey Age 60-70
      1 Male 10-15
      1 Female 50-60
      1 Female 70-80
      Possibly One Of Their Mothers living in home.

      1 Female15-20

      1840 Pike County
      William Ramey
      1 Male 50-60
      1 Female 50-60
      5 Males And 2 Females
      Also Next Door Is Richard Potter
      Next Door Daniel Ramey Age 20-30
      And Is Moses Ramey Sr Age 20-30

      1850 Census Pike County Ky
      This Census Image Shows Anna Born In South Carolina, And William Born In Virginia

      Some State She Married William In North Carolina

      15 216 216 Ramey Wm 67 M Farmer 6,000 Va
      16 216 216 Ramey Anna 66 F Sc X
      17 216 216 Ramey Wm 24 M Farmer Ky 18

      1850 Census Image

      Next Door, Is Abraham Stewart And Williams Daughter Easter Also Son Daniel And Lucinda
      Moses Is On The Other Side Of This Sheet And He Lives Near.
      Benjamin Bentley Lives The Next House Down From David.
      He Married Anna Ramey, Williams Daughter.

      1860 Census Of Pike Co:
      William Ramey Sr. Age 78 Born In Virginia
      Listed As Farmer With 10,000 Acres
      Living Next To His Children
      With His Grandson Miles Age 15 Born In Ky. Listed As Farmhand
      Living In His Home With Him
      He Had Given Land To Each Of His Children And They Were All Living Near Him



        Will Of William Ramey And Land Document Information


        A Belcher Marriage Document Signed By Wiliam
        He Was The Justice Of The Peace For A Time.


        Land Record 1816 Floyd County Ky


        William And Anna's Tombstone


        A Marker Honoring William Ramey Was Placed At An Elkhorn City, Ky Intersection
        On Sept 2, 2001.
        Ramey Marker




      William R. Ramey And Anna's


      Children:
        1.....Mary Christine Ramey (Teeny)
        Born: 1803 according to her tombstone: Died: 1868
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        Married: Richard Potter 20 January 1825
        Born 1798-1800

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        He Died On 2 Jan. 1886 In Buchanan Co, Va.
        He Is Buried In Breaks Interstate Park, Va.

        according to his memorial marker he was born 1792 but all census records indicate he was born around 1800
        Richard Remarried to Mary Polly Wallace on 15 May 1875

        With The Land He Owned And the lands Christine Owned:
        They Owned All The Lands That Are Currently In The Breaks Interstate Park.
        According To Family Stories He Was Buried Beneath The Cedar Tree As The Marker States He Is Not Forgotten.
        The Following Is Written On A Plaque Over The Headstone
        Of Richard Potter In The Breaks Interstate Park:
        "February 14, 1792-1886"

          Here Lies Richard Potter Who Came To These Mountains From North Carolina As A Young Man, Farmer. Distillery Operator, Herb Doctor. He Lived In The Present Service Area With His First Wife Teeny Ramey And His Ten Children, Later With His Second Wife Mary Polly Wallace (Wallis).
          He Owned A Large Section Of Land Which Included All Of The Breaks Interstate Park. Many Of His Descendents Still Inhabit This Area: His Children Settled And Lived In The Area Known As The Potter Flats. A Visiting 19th Century Writer After A Visit To To The Potter Clan Published A Book In Which He Wrote They Were "Molded With A Gentle Spirit". The Tombstone Was Paid For By Mose Potter Jr, Babe Potter And Elihu Tackett. They Hued Timbers Into Cross Ties, Sold Them And Finished Paying For The Stone Which Was Purchased From Richard's Stepson Wallace For $48.00.




        Richard Is Listed In Surveyors Records
        24 June 1852 290 Acres On The N Fork Of Grassy Crk
        And On The Line Dividing The State Of Kentucky And Virginia...
        Part Exchange Warrant 2624 Dated 12-19-1832
        On Then Side Of The Creek And On The State Line By A Path.
        14 Acres On Russells Fork On Sandy River-Part Exchange

        Photo Of Teeny Ramey Potter

        Photo Of Richard Potter

        These 2 Photos Were Originally Tin Types
        Owned By Opal Birchfield Daughter Of Andrew Potter
        Grandaughter Of Richard And Teeny:

        1830 Census Richard Shows Up In Pike County Census
        Living Near William Ramey
        With His Wife And 1 Child

        By 1840 Census Richard Was Living Next Door To William Ramey
        Richard Potter
        4 Male Children
        3 Female Children

        1850 Pike County Census:
        Potter Richard 50 M Farmer 1,000 Nc
        Potter Mary 47 F Ky
        Andrew 22 M Ky
        Mary 17 F Ky
        George 16 M Ky
        Henrey 15 M
        Anna 12 F Ky
        Tammara 11 F Ky
        Malinda 8 F Ky
        James H. 5 M Ky Didema 3 F Ky
        Noah 5 Months M

        Note Here That The 1860 And 1870 Census Has Him Born In Virginia

        1860 Census Pike
        Richard Potter Age 40 Va. (Age Is Wrong Should Be 60)
        Mary Potter Age 60
        Tamarie Age 19
        Malinda Age 18
        (James)Henry Age 16
        Didema Age 13
        Noah Age 9

        1870 Pike County Census
        Richard Potter Age 68 Va.
        Mary Age 66
        Didema Age 22
        Noah Age 19
        Polly Stapleton age 30
        Mary Stapleton Age 6
        Why Mary is listed here I do not know she was supposed to have died in 1868

        Mary Teeny Ramey Potters Tombstone

        Richard Married Mary Polly Wallace in 1875

        1880 Buchanan County Virginia
        Richard Potter age 75
        Mary age 27 wife
        Enoch age 7
        John Ramey age 50 servant
        Abigal Church age 25 servant

        Children Of "Teeny" Ramey And Richard Potter

          1...John Potter
          Born;1825 Died:1885
          Buried: Potter Cemetery Elkhorn City Ky.
          Married: Elizabeth Ramey 7-16-1846
          Daughter Of Moses And Tabitha Jane Ramey Born: 1825:

          John Potter: Civil War:
          Residence Not Listed; Enlisted On 7/7/1863 At Liberty Hill, Va As A 2nd Lieutenant.
          On 7/7/1863 He Was Commissioned Into "K" Company. Ky 14th Cavalry
          (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
          Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65

          1850 Census Of Pike County Ky
          John Potter age 23
          Wife Elizabeth Age 18
          Child Priscilla Age 2 Russell Co. Va.
          Mary C Age 1 Russell Co. Va.
          Henry Carter Age 16

          1860 McDowell County Va
          John Potter Age 36 Born Ky
          Elizabeth Age 28 Born Ky
          Paisa (Priscilla) Age 11
          America Age 9
          William Age 8
          Polly Age 6
          Levi Age 4
          Richard 9 Months Born In Va.

          1870 Pike County Ky
          John Potter Age 45 Born In Ky
          Elizabeth Age 35 Born In Ky
          William Age 19 Born In Va.
          Polly A Age 17
          Levi Age 14
          Tabitha Age 12
          Richard Age 10 Born In Ky
          Wallace Age 21 Born In Va
          America Age 20 Born In Va
          Helen Age 18 Born In Ky

          1880 Census Pike County
          John Potter Born In Ky Age 53
          Elisabeth Age 47
          Richard Age 20

          Children:
            1…Priscilla Born 1848 Russell Co. Va.
            2…America Born 1851
            3…William M. Born 1852
            4..Polly A. Born 1854 Va
            5..Levi Born 1856 Va
            Married: Sarah Ellen ?? Born 1856
            6..Tabitha Born 1858 Va
            7..Richard B. Born 1860 Ky.

          2...Andrew Potter
          Born:1828 Died:1924
          Married: Elizabeth Bolling 7-25-1858
          Daughter Of Ezekial Bolling Of Bold Camp Va.


          Andrew Potter: Civil War:
          Residence Listed; Pike County Kentucky Confederacy
          Enlisted On 3/10/1863 At Owen County,
          Va As A Private. On 3/10/1863 He Mustered Into "K" Company
          Ky 14th Cavalry He Deserted On 4/15/1864
          Source:-Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War
          1861-65 14th Regiment Cavalry Kentucky Volunteers (C.S.A.)
          1860 Census pike County KY
          Andrew Potter age 34 ky
          Elizabeth age 23 va
          Clarinda age 3 va
          Rolland age 9 Months ky

          Children:
            1…Clarinda born 1857
            1…Roland T. Potter B 1859
            2..Richard B 1863
            3..Ezekial B 1865
            4..James B 1867
            5..Martha Jane B 1869
            6..Solomon B 1871
            7..Levi B 1873(One Place Has This One Shadrach)
            8..Hannah B 1875
            Married William Riley Ramey(His Second Wife)
            Hannah Was Killed By George Ramey,
            Son Of William Riley Ramey(Her Stepson)
            9..George Washington. B 1879

          3...Mary (Polly) Potter
          Born: 1834 Married: David Stapleton born 1838
          Married 1859 Pike.
          Mary Is Often Called Polly

          1860 Census Pike
          Next door to Richard Potter
          David Stapleton age 22
          Mary Stapleton age 25
          John M age 6 months

          By 1970 Mary and her dau. were living with Richard Potter
          David died in the Civil War
          Confederate private army civil war

          1870 Census Pike

          Richard Potters household
          Polly Stapleton age 30
          Mary age 6

          1880 Census has Polly Stapleton age 52
          Mary Jane age 16 dau.

          4...Henry Potter
          Born: 1835
          Married: Cynthia Mullins B 1839 Va. Dau
          Of Eli Mullins: Married 22 July 1855
          1870 Census Pike County Ky
          Henry Potter Age 38 Born In Ky
          Cynthia Age 32 Born In Va.
          Polly J. Age 8
          Moses Age 5
          Enoch Age 3
          Baby Age 7 Months

          Henry Potter: Civil War:
          Residence Not Listed;
          Enlisted On 8/7/1863 At Liberty Hill, Va As A Private.
          On 8/7/1863 He Mustered Into "K" Co. Ky 14th Cavalry
          He Deserted On 4/15/1864
          Source: Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65

          Children:
            1…Polly J born 1862
            2…Moses born 1865
            3…Enoch born 1867
            4…James Harvey born 1870
            5…Andrew J. born 1873
            6…Shadrick born 1876
            7…Jeney elvie born 1878

          5…George Washington Potter
          Born : 25 Dec. 1833 Died 4-18-1925
          Married: #1 Mary (Polly) Jane Belcher 3-7-1856. Dau. Of William Belcher
          Married: #2 1875 Clarinda R. Colley born: 1855, Dau Of Elizabeth Bolling And Josh Colley.

          George And Clarinda Buried Near Elkhorn City, in Potter Cemetery

          Children:
            1…James Harvey Potter born 1861
            Living in Pike in 1900
            Married: Polley born 1857
            2…Elizabeth born 1861
            3…Miles born 1867
            Living in Pike in 1900
            Married: Lisa born May 1877
            Clarinda’s children
            4…Adam born 1876
            Living in Pike in 1900
            Married: M. R. born 1878
            5…Isaac born 1879
            Living in Pike County in 1900
            Married: Afarl born 1881
            6…Basil born March 1882
            7…Baxter born 1893
            8…Alex born 1886
            9…James born 1888
            10.Betty born July 1896
          6...Anna (Judy) Potter
          Born;1838
          Married: Andrew Ramey B 1838 M 1-5-1860
          Andrew Enlisted In Civil War Co. K 8-7-1863
          Also Listed As Marrying James Mullins???

          7...Tamara Potter B: 1839 Died 1914 M: George Mullins
          Buried Elkhorn City Cemetery(Grave Near The William Ramey Grave.
          Listed In Pike County 1880 Census Age 30 With Son: Household# 61
          George Washington Potter Age 14:
          And Her Sister Didema Living With them Age 26:
          And Didema's Children: Rosella Age 10 Listed As Niece Of Tamara
          And Melvina Listed As Niece Of Tamara Age 1

          8...Malinda "Lindy" Potter B: 1842 M: James Sweeney

          9...James Harvey Potter B: 1845 Married: Martha"Patsy" Ramey B: 1847
          D:1912 M...5-10-1866 Dau Of Eli And Susan Ramey
          Listed In 1870 Pike County Census Age 24
          And Martha Age 23.
          Company C. 14th Regiment Cavalry, Kentucky Volunteers Csa
          (Formerly May's Battalion Kentucky And Va Mounted Rifles 10th Cavalry)
          Under The Command Of Col A.J. May.
          James H. Potter
          Residence Listed; Pike County Ky
          Confederacy
          Enlisted On 7/7/1863 At Buchanan County, Va As A 2nd Lieutenant.
          On 7/7/1863 He Was Commissioned Into "K" Co.Ky 14th Cavalry
          (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
          14th Regiment Cavalry Kentucky Volunteers (C.S.A.)
          Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65


          10..Didema "Gal" Potter
          Born; 1847 Died: 1912
          Married: James Rube Potter:
          "May Have Been Shot":

          Living with daughter Melvina in 1880 Census
          Listed as married with 3 children, 2 living in 1880

            Children:
            1…Rosella born 1870
            listed as Tamara’s niece in 1880 census
            2... Melvina Born: 1876
            Listed as Tamara’s niece in 1880 census

            Married John Compton Age 20 Born: May 1880 Va
            Hattie Compton Aug 1896 Age 3 And Fitzhue Compton Age 1 1899

          1900 Pike Census
          John Cumpton born March 1880 age 20
          Melvina wife born June 1879
          Hattie born Aug 1896
          Fitshue born Dec. 1888
          Didema Potter age 40 born May 1860 mother in law

        1880 Pike County Census
        As Living With Her Sister Tamara Potter: age 30
        George Washington Potter age 14 son
        Didema Age 26 sister
        Rosella Age 10 niece
        Melvina Age 4 niece Household# 61.

        Didema Listed Age 52 Living With Them In 1900 Pike County Census:

        Rosella Later Married Thomas Wallace:

        Thomas And Rosella's Son Was Cornelius (Sneed)Wallace
        Father Of Morris Wallace Of Elkhorn City Ky.
        Possibly A son Amizar born after 1880

        11..Noah Potter
        Born: January 1849
        Married: Huldah Francisco born August 1855
        Also spelled Houldy
          Children:
          1...George Potter born 1874
          2…Sarah born 1876
          3…Surilda (Rildha) born 1879
          4…Florence born May 1880
          5…Joel Potter born April 1884
          6…Clarence Potter born Feb 1888
          7...Lizzie Potter born Feb 1890



      2...John Henry Ramey
      Born: 1805 Kentucky
      Married : #1 Malinda Powell 3-13-1834 Pike
      Married: #2 Emily Stratton 3-15-1846--B: 1821

      Owned Land In Pike County 2-14-1843 125 Acres Book 124 P191 Cumberland
      Edward Listed With Him May Be Brother Or Son?
      One Source Said Charles Middle Name Was Edward, Could Be Him.

      The Census Of 1850 Russell County States: John Ramey Age 45 Born In Kentucky Farmer 54th District: Household#1762
      Emily Age 45,
      Isaac Age 14,
      Elizabeth Age 6,
      Newton Age 4,
      John H. Age 1.
      Could Have Been More Children After 1850

      1860 Buchannan County Ky
      John Ramey age 50
      Emily age 40
      Elizabeth age 16
      Thomas age 13 (Newton)
      John H. age 11
      Analiza age 9
      Mary F. age 4

      Living near Lazarus and Elizabeth Hunt, and Charles and Nancy Ramey

      1870 had moved to Greenup County Kentucky
      John age 63
      Emily age 50 Elizabeth age 26
      Anna E age 17
      Mary F age 14
      Joel age 9

      1880 was in Boyd County Ky.
      John Ramey age 64
      Emily age 54
      Thomas age 30
      Ann E age 26
      Joel C.B. age 17
      Eddie age 5 grandson
      Elizabeth Stratton age 33 listed as servant

      John Was Left Land By His Father In His Will Of 1866 In Buchanan County Va:
      1490 Acres Of Land In The State Of Virginia And In Buchanan County
      On The Grassey Creek; So It Would Be Assumed He Moved There After That Time.

      Children:
        1..Isaac James Ramey
        B 1836 Enlisted Civil War Co U 3-10 1863
        James Ramey Civil War:
        Residence Listed; Pike County Kentucky
        James I. Ramey
        Enlisted On 3/10/1863 At Liberty Hill, Va As A Private.
        On 3/10/1863 He Mustered Into "K" Co. Ky 14th Cavalry
        (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
        Source:-Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65
        14th Regiment Cavalry Kentucky Volunteers (C.S.A.)
        2..Elizabeth Ramey
        B 1844

        3..Newton Ramey B 1846 Served In War Enlisted Co K 8-7-1863 Civil War:
        Newton Ramey
        Residence Listed;Pike County Kentucky
        Confederacy
        Enlisted On 8/7/1863 At Liberty Hill, Va As A Private.
        On 8/7/1863 He Mustered Into "K" Co. Ky 14th Cavalry
        (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
        Source:-Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65
        14th Regiment Cavalry Kentucky Volunteers (C.S.A.)

        4..John Henry Jr
        B 1849 Served In Civil War Enlisted: Co K
        3-10-1863 Listed In Ky Land Warrants: 10-21-1889 75 Acres John Ramey
        Residence Listed;Pike County Kentucky
        Confederacy
        Enlisted On 3/10/1863 At Owen County, Va As A Private.
        On 3/10/1863 He Mustered Into "K" Co. Ky 14th Cavalry
        (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
        Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65
        14th Regiment Cavalry Kentucky Volunteers (C.S.A.)

        Bk 112 P 478 Knott Co Ball Fork.
        Ky Land Grants: 10 14-1914 Pike Big Branch P 333.
        9 Acres Bk 125 P. 102 Pike Bent Branch
        5…Anna E age 17
        6…Mary F age 14
        7…Joel age 9

      3...Nancy Ramey
      B: 1815 D: 1889
      Listed As 35 Yrs Old Kanawha County Wva 1850 Census
      Married: 5 April 1831 Joseph Belcher B: 1810
      Died: 1896
      Son Of John Belcher( Son Of George Belcher And Sally Powell )
      And Mary Elswick Belcher
      1850 Kanawha County West Va. Census
      Joseph age 40
      Nancy age 35
      Allen age 18
      Polly age 17
      Annie age 14
      Susanna age 12
      James age 10
      Becky age 5
      George age 2

      1960 Kanawha County West Virginia
      Joseph age 50
      Nancy age 45
      Susanna age 21
      James age 20
      Rebecca age 17
      George age 11
      Mary age 9
      John W. age 6
      Mary I. age 3

      1864 listed in Irs Tax Assessments
      Joseph Belcher Campbells Creek, Distiller

      Children:
        1..Allen Belcher B 1832 Ky Died 1881 Malden Wva Listed As 18 Yrs Old 1850 Kanawha Co Wva Census
        Married To: Rebecca Quin Guyn 1861
        2..Polly Belcher B: 1833 Listed As 17 Yrs
        Kanawha Co Wva 1850 Census:
        3..Annie Belcher B 1836 Died Sep 1915 Listed As 14 Kanawha
        Co. Wva., 1850 Census: Married: Milton Peters B 21 Feb 1825 Died Blue
        Creek Kanawha County Wva
        4..Susanna Belcher B 1838 D: 1862 24 Yrs Old
        Camp Creek: Listed As 12 In 1850 Kanawha Co Wva 1850 Census:
        5..James K. Belcher B 1840: Listed As 10 Kanawha
        Co Wva 1850 Census: Married: Betty Steward And Frances Belcher
        By 1870 Had Moved To Pike County Ky: Listed 1870 Census
        B In Wva: Married: Frances Belcher:
        B: Ky One Child Listed In 1870 Suzannah Age 1 Born In Ky:
        Six Other Children Listed As Betty Stewards:
        6..Rebecca (Becky) Belcher B:1845 Listed As 5 In Kanawha
        Co Wva 1850 Census: Married: Eli Byrd.
        7..George Belcher B: 1848 Listed As 2yrs In
        Kanawha Co Wva 1850 Census: Married: #1 Elvia Odell
        Married: #2 Sarah F. Nichols
        8..Mary Belcher B: 1851
        9…John W. born 1854
        10..Mary Catherine B 1857 Died 1920 Married John Ratliff

      4...Daniel Ramey
      B:1809
      Married: Lucinda Cindesta Carty 2-13-1840 Pike

      Daniel Ramey's Genealogy Line

      Daniel and Lucinda’s Headstone

      1850 Census Pike County Ky
      Daniel Ramey Age 40 Born In Ky Household #217
      Lucinda Age 30
      1...Henry Age 8
      2...Jackson Age 7
      3...Rebecca Age 5
      4...Martha Age 4 5...Mary Age 2
      6...Washington Age 7 Months(George W)
      Next door to Sister Anna Bentley and parents William and Ann

      5...Moses Ramey
      B: 1814 Pike Co Ky
      Married: Tabitha Jane Fuller 3-29-1838 Pike ; Born 1822
      Moses Inherited Quite A Lot Of Land From William And Was His Executor Of The Estate
      Moses Listings Of Kentucky Land Grants And Surveyors Records:

      He Is Listed As A Farmer With 200 Acres Age 40
      1859 13 May 80 Acres Bk 58 P 129 Pike
      1859 13 May 10 Acres Bk 58 P 130 Board Tree Hole
      1860 12 Jan 150 Acres Bk 62 P 315 Beaver Creek Pike Co
      1871 10 Jul 200 Acres Bk 94 P 256 Russell Fork Pike Co
      1873 14 Mar 23 Acres Bk 94 P 236 Pike Russell Fork

      In The 1850 Census of Pike County
      Household #213 Moses Ramey Age 40 born in Ky.
      Jane Age 28
      Lavicey Age 9
      William Age 6
      Berry Age 5
      Marinda Age 3
      Nancey Age 1
      Sherad Age 4 Months
      Mary is not listed in this Census
      Living next door to sister Mary and Richard Potter, near mother and father
      And other family members

      1860 Census Pike
      Moses Ramey age 45
      Jane age 37
      William age 18
      Mary age 15
      Marinda age 13
      Nancy age 11
      Apperson age 9
      Pricey age 7
      Jasper age 5
      Newton age 3
      Frances age 1
      Berry is not listed in this Census

      1870 Census Pike County
      Moses Age 53
      Epperson Age 21
      Pricey Age 18
      Jasper Age 16
      Newton Age 14
      Frankie J Age 9
      Berry Age 26
      Maza Age 20 (Berry’s wife)
      Jackson Age 28 Farm Laborer
      Sarah Spears Servant Age 25

      1880 Census
      Moses age 65
      Pricey age 28 daughter
      William Stewart age 14 grandson

      Children:
        1…Lavicey born 1841
        2..William Ramey B 1844 Married #1 Martha #2 Eliza Moore
        Listed As Age 6 1850 Pike Co Census: Enlisted In Civil War 3-1-1863
        Co. C.
        1910 Pike Census:
        William Ramey: Age: 68 Birth Place: Kentucky Visit: 0084 County:
        Pike Relation: Father Relatives: A L Ramey (W)
        William Ramey
        Residence Listed; Pike County Kentucky Enlisted On 3/1/1863
        At Pike County, Ky As A Private. On 3/1/1863 He Mustered Into "C" Co.
        Ky 14th Cavalry (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
        Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65
        4…..Berry Ramey
        B 1845 M: Maza Senter
        Listed 8-26-1870 Pike Co Land Grants: Bk79 P.492 Pond Creek 225 Ac
        Listed As Age 5 In 1850 Pike County Census.
        5..Mary Jane
        B 1845 This Child Not Listed On The 1850 Census
        But is listed in 1860 and not Berry. Is a bit unusual, I think they were twins
        6..Marinda
        B 1847 Married Alford Hawkins
        1900 Pike County Ky Census Lists A.S. Hawkins Age 65
        Born 1835, Marinda Age 53 Born 1847 Household
        # 1., G.T. Hawkins Age 22, Son J.A. Hawkins Age 20, And Son, J.E. Hawkins Age 17
        7…Nancy Ramey B 1849 Married John Deel
        8…Sherad Apperson Ramey B 1850 Listed As 4 1/2 Months 1850 Pike Census
        9…Pricey Ramey B 1852 M: Epperson Belcher
        10.Jasper Ramey B 1854 M: Nancy Emiline Senter
        Listed Kentucky Land Grants 20 Dec 1884 31 Acres Bk 112 P 396
        Pike Co J. Moores Branch
        Listed In 1880 Pike County Ky Census Age 25: Household #81
        Wife Nancy Emmaline Age 25 Born 1855: Children Stephen Henry Age 3, Lewis Age 2

        1910 Pike Census:
        Jasper Ramey,
        Color: W Age: 56 Birth Place: Kentucky County: Pike
        Relatives: N Emaline Virginia
        Daughter Jassnie 24, Kentucky
        Daughter Mintie 22, Kentucky
        Daughter Columbia 17, Kentucky
        Son Phelix 14, Kentucky
        Daughter Orpha 12, Kentucky
        Grand Son Melvin 03, Kentucky
        Which Child Was Mother Of Melvin Is Unknown
        12.Newton Ramey B 1856 M: #1 Sarah Ratliff #2 Cosby Bartley
        13.Frances B 1859 M Frank Owens

      6...Elizabeth Ramey
      Born: 1813 died: 11 Dec 1887 Buchanan Co. Virginia
      Married Lazarus Hunt
      11-9-1832 Or 37 Pike
      Elizabeth And Lazarus Lived In Virginia Close To Richard And Mary Potter.
      Charles Ramey And Easter Stewart As Indicated In Williams Will.
      A Map Of The Breaks Interstate Park Shows Hunt Creek Next To Richard Potters Land.
      1850 Russell County Va.

      Lazarus Hunt age 33
      Elizabeth age 40
      Nancy age 17
      Polly age 12
      Susan age 10
      Henry age 9
      Rosanna age 6
      Hezekiah age 3
      Sarah age 4 months

      1860 Buchannan County Va. Census
      Lazarus Hunt age 40
      Elizabeth age 59
      Mary age 17
      Susannah age 16
      Henry age 13
      Rodah age 12
      Hezekiah age 10
      Sarah age 8

      1870 Census
      Lazerith Hunt age 52
      Elizabeth age 62
      Mary age 24
      Rudy female age 23
      Sarah age 21
      Alfa age 5 grandau.
      Davidson age 4 grandson
      James age 2 grandau.
      Liza age 7 months grandau.

      Ages are off on these census records

      1880 Census Buchanan County
      Lazarus age 63
      Elizabeth age 73
      Mary age 36 daughter
      Davidson age 14
      Eliza A. age 10
      George H age 7
      Maldonia age 1

      Children:
        1..Nancy Hunt B 1833
        2..Polly Hunt B 1838
        3..Susan Hunt B 1838?
        4..Henry Hunt B 1841
        5..Rosanna Rhoda Hunt B 1844
        6..Hezekial Hunt B 1847
        7..Sarah Hunt B 1849

      7...Rebecca Ramey
      B: 1818 Married:#1 William Bentley 10-10-1841 B: 1815
      D: 1866 Pike
      Married:#2 Hiram Osborne in Oct. 1866

      1850 Pike County Census: Houshold #256
      7 256 256 Bentley Wm 35 M Farmer 250 Ky
      256 256 Bentley Rebecca 30 F Ky
      1... Pricey 6 F Ky
      2... Elizabeth 4 F Ky
      3... Marybu 2 F Ky
      4... Gilbert 1 M
      (This Gilbert Bentley Is Father Of Augusta T. Bentley
      Who Later Married George Washington Belcher)Whose Father Lived At #282

      1860 Census Pike County
      Rebecca Bentley age 43
      Pricy Bentley age 18
      Elizabeth age 16
      Maraby age 14
      Gilbert age 11
      Mary A age 8
      Pauline age 6
      Mahala age 4
      George Payne age 34 blacksmith

      1870 Census
      Hiram Osborne age 70
      Rebecca age 51
      Meriby Bentley age 23
      Mary A. Bentley age 19
      Poline Bentley age 17
      Mahaly Bentley age15
      Kenis F ?? (Akers) age 7 months

      Children:
        1...Pricey Bentley B: 1844
        2...Elizabeth Bentley B: 1846
        3...Maybee (Maribe) Bentley B: 1848
        4...Gilbert Bentley B: 1849
        6…Mary A Bentley born 1852
        7…Pauline Bentley born 1854
        8…Mahala Bentley born 1856
        9…Kenis F. Osborne 1869
        Interesting 1880 has Hiram age 81, Rebecca age 61
        Adopted daughter Melinda Akers age 17
        Grandson Keenis P. Akers age 10

      8...Easter Ramey
      Born: 1821 died: 1865
      Married Abraham Stewart 1-2-1838 Tazewell Co Va.

      Easter And Abraham Moved To West Virginia In 1860 Listed In Mcdowall County Census.
      They Returned To Ky older Children Stayed In Wva. Land Warrant And Surveyors Record: 24 Jun 1852 129 Acres On Grassy Creek,
      Part Of Land Warrant 2624 Dated 19 Dec. 1832
      On The Bank Of Grassy Creek Corner To Richard Potter.

      1840 Pike County Census
      Abraham 30 M Farmer 100 Ky
      Esther 29 F Ky
      Nancey 10 F Ky
      Mary 8 F Va 11
      Ann 6 F Va
      Wm 4 M Ky
      Jenny 3 F Ky
      Thos 4/12

      1850 Pike County Census
      Household 215
      Abraham Stuart Age 30
      Esther Age 29
      Nancey Age 10
      Mary Age 8
      Ann Age 6
      William Age 4
      Jenny Age 3
      Thomas Age 4 Months
      Living Next Door To William And Anna Ramey

      1860 McDowell County West Va Census
      Abram Stewart (Stm 46 Farming Ky
      Esther ( Easter) F 44 Ky,
      Nancy Stewart F 23 Ky
      Mary Stewart F 20 Va
      Arianna Stewart F 17 Va
      William Stewart M 14 Va
      Jane Stewart F 12 Ky
      Thomas Stewart M 10 Ky
      Abram Stewart M 8 Va
      Judith Stewart F 5 Va
      Milton Stewart M 3 Va
      Kesiah Stewart F 11/12 Va

      1870 Census Pike
      Abraham Stewart age 56
      Abraham age 16
      Judah age 14
      Milton age 12
      Kesiah age 10
      James W. age 5

      Children:
        1..Nancy Stewart B 1840 Va
        2..Mary Stewart B 1842 Va
        3..Arianna Stewart B 1844 Va
        4..William Stewart B 1846 Va
        5..Jenny(Jane) Stewart B 1847 Ky
        6..Thomas Stewart B 1849 Va
        7..Abram B 1852 Va
        8..Judity B 1855 Va
        9..Milton B 1857 Va
        10..Kesiah Age Born 1859 Va
        11..James W. born 1865

        9...Charles Ramey
        Born: 1823 Kentucky
        Married #1 Nancy Case 1-27-1840
        #2 1843 Lucinda Jane
        #3 Susan Henson 1858/59

        29 Dec 1835 Book I-2 P 256 30 Acres;
        16 Dec 1850 Book 11 P 298 100 Acres Pike County
        22 Nov 1851 108 Acres On The Waters Of Sandy By A Path

        1850 Census Of Russell County Va.
        Household# 1761 Listed Age 28 Born In Ky,
        Wife Lucinda Age 23,
        Miles Age 4,
        Lloyd Age 3
        William Age 5 Months.

        He Came Back To Ky And Is In The

        1860 Pike County Census
        Charles #100
        Had Married Susan And Lived Between #97 William Sr
        And Miles Age 15 Living next door with grandfather William Ramey Sr. age 78
        #98 Charles Age 38
        Susan Age 30
        Lloyd H Age 13
        William R. Age 11
        Isaac Ramey Age 1 (Susan's Son)

        By The Date Of His Fathers Will, Charles Had Died
        And By The 1870 Census Susan Remarried To Winston Adkins in 1867
        1870 Census
        Age 40 Isaac L Ramey Age 10

        Winston Adkins age 40
        Susan age 39
        Isaac Ramey age 10
        Timothy P Ramey age 6
        Martha Ramey age 3

        Charles Ramey

        Children:
          1.....Miles Epperson Ramey Born: 1846
          1860 Census Of Pike County Lists Miles As Age 16 Living
          With His Grandfather William Ramey Sr.
          Married: Susan ??Born 1843
          2.....William Riley Ramey Born: Nov. 1849
          Married #1...Frances Ratiliff
          #2 Lizzie???? William Riley Served In The Civil War:
          Served In The 1st Ky Infantry 1862 A Private Residence Not Listed;
          Enlisted On 2/28/1863 At Buchanan County,
          Va As A Private. On 2/28/1863 He Mustered Into "F" Co. Ky
          14th Cavalry (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
          Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65(C)
          Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ Www.Civilwardata.Com
          Name: Riley Ramey Service Info.: Pvt Confederate States Army
          Birth Date: 12 Nov 1849 Death Date: 24 Jul 1914 Cemetery:
          Elkhorn City Cemetery Address: Elkhorn City, Ky 41522
          1850 And 1860 Census Listed In Home Of Father Charles

          1880 Census Pike Co.
          William R. Ramey
          Mary Frances
          John Martin Born 1870/71 (Possibly Nickamed Bart)
          Sarah Alice Born 1875
          Jesse Born 1877

          Living Next Door Is Frances Parents:
          John Ratliff Age 56
          Wife Tamsey Jane Age 52
          George Son Age 17
          No 1890 Census For Kentucky Survived

          1910 Census Has Riley In Pike Co Riley Ramey Age 61
          With A Really Young Wife
          Lizzie Age 18 Young Wife
          Dewey Age 9 (Married Ella Clevenger:
          My Grandfather's Sister Cindesta Ramey And Lewis Clevenger's Child )

            Children:
            John Martin Born 1871
            Sarah Alice Born 1875
            David Born 1876
            Jesse Born 1877/78
            Bart Born 1891
            Possibly Jackson Ramey Born 1893

          John Martin Ramey
            1...John Martin Born 1871
            2...Sarah Alice Born 1875
            3...Jesse Born 1877/78
            1900 Pike Co Ky Census
            Jesse B. Ramey Age 22 Born Jan 1878 Kentucky
            Wife Alice Age 17 Born May 1883 Virginia Probably
            Bart His Brother Living In Home With Him Age 8 Born Dec 1891

            1910 Jesse B Ramey Age 30
            Alice Age 26
            Rusia Age 9
            Dave Brother Age 24

            1920 Census Pike Co Ky
            Has Jesse B Ramey Age 40
            Cora Wife Age 39 No Children Listed In Home.
            Either Jesse Was Married Twice Or Her Name Was Cora Alice
            Possibly Clevenger
            Children:
              1...Russia Born 1901
              2...Leon
              3...Otto
            4...David Born 1886
            Listed Living In Home Of Brother Jess In 1910
            1920 Pike Co. Census
            Dave B Ramey Living Near Age 34 With Wife
            Blanche Age 24
            Son Herman Age 8
            5...Bart Born December 1891
            Listed Living With Brother Jesse In 1900 Census Age 8
            6...Jackson Born 1893 (In Question).
            Living Next Door To Jesse In 1920 Census
            7...Child By Lizzie: Dewey Born 1901

          3.....Lloyd H. Ramey Born: 1847
          Enlisted Civil War
          2-10-1863 Co. C.
          L H. Ramey
          Residence Not Listed;
          Enlisted On 2/12/1863 At Pike County, Ky As A Private.
          On 2/12/1863 He Mustered Into "C" Co.Ky 14th Cavalry
          (Date And Method Of Discharge Not Given)
          Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65
          4.....Isaac Ramey Born: 1859: Mother Was Susan Henson.
          Isaac was mentioned in his Grandfathers will as Williams fathers last grandson.

        10...William Ramey Jr.
        Born: 1824
        Married : # 1 Elizabeth Stapleton
        Married: #2 Polly Hensen born 1840 married 7-24-1859

        1960 Census Pike
        William Ramey Jr age 30
        Polly age 20
        Arminda Ramey age 4
        Elend Ramey age 2 months
        Possibly Polly’s sister

        Charity Henson age 28
        James M. Ramey age 4
        Eliza a. Henson age 7
        Rebecca Henson age 11
        William Henson age 1

        1870 Census Pike County Ky
        William Jr Ramey age 42
        Polly Age 33
        Arminda Age 13
        Ellender Age 9
        Rena Age 7
        Manford Age 5
        Floyd Age 3
        Melvina Age 21
        Charity Age 2 Months
        James M. Age 13

        Children:
          1..Arminda Ramey B 1856
          2..James M. Ramey B 1857 Listed Age 60: Jan 1920 Pike County Census
          Married : Mary? Listed Age 62 1920 Pike County Census:
          Children Listed In Jan 1920 Pike County Census
          Me----?Age 33: Bart Age 18: Pearley Age 17: Leeta ?Age 13
          Writing Is Hard To Read Sometimes In The Old Census Sheets:
          3..Ellender Ramey B 1862
          4..Rena Ramey B 1863
          5..Manford Ramey B 1865 6..Floyd Ramey B 1867
          7..Melvin Ramey B 1868
          Listed 1920 Census: West Virginia Kanawha, Cabin Creek
          Melvin Age 52 Born West Va Household #138
          8..Charity Ramey B 1870

        11...Anna Ramey
        B: 1827 died: 1889
        Married : Benjamin Bentley born 1823 Married: 5-8-1845 Pike.

        1850 Pike County Census;
        Household #218 Next Door To Daniel And Lucinda
        And father and mother William and Anna
        Bentley Benj M Farmer Ky
        Anna 21 F Ky
        Jenny 4 F Ky
        Elizabeth 2 F Ky
        Mary 2/12 F

        1860 Census Pike County
        Ben Bentley jr age 36
        Anny Bentley age 31
        Virginia age 14
        Elizabeth age 12
        Poley A age 10
        Sol C. age 8
        William R. P. age 5
        A.V. age 4
        Josephine age 5 months
        Living next door to William Ramey and Moses Ramey

        1870 Census
        Benjamin Bentley age 49
        Annie age 46
        Polly A. age 20
        Solomon C age 17
        William age 16
        A/V. age 14
        Josephine age 11
        Orvalene D. age 2

        1880 Census
        Benjamin age 58
        Anna age 53
        Polly Ann age 29
        William age 25
        Avalene age 13
        Rebecca age 10
        Polly Ann Row daughter age 28
        Rosa age 9 granddaughter
        Sada age 6 granddaughter
        John Rutherford age 2 grandson
        Thomas Ramey age 35 nephew

        Marriage Document Of Anna And Benjamin Bentley

        Second Document

        Anna Ramey Bentley’s Tombstone

        Children:
          1..Virginia Bentley B 1846
          2..Elizabeth Bentley B 1848
          3..Mary Bentley B 1850
          4..Polly Ann Bentley B 1851
          5..Solomon born 1853
          6..William born 1855
          7..Avalene born 1856
          8..Rebecca Bentley B 1858
          9..Josephine Bentley B 1859

        Main Ramey Index

        William Ramey Land Grants

        March 1824 50 Acres Pike County Ky. Russell Fork Of Sandy River Book # 0
        15 June 1825 50 Acres Pike
        15 June 1825 50 Acres Pike
        26 Dec 1860 425 Acres Pike
        11 Jan 1858 50 Acres Pike
        11 Dec 1828 50 Acres Pike
        11 Sept 1830 50 Acres Pike
        28 Feb 1837 100 Acres Pike
        20 Jan 1842 50 Acres Pike
        20 Jan 1842 50 Acres Pike
        4 Oct 1845 122 Acres Pike
        26 Dec 11850 2,260 Acres Elkhorn Creek, Pike
        3 April 1851 50 Acres Pike