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    William Ramey Pike County Kentucky

      William Ramey::::

      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.
      Married Anna Samlins Who Was Born In 1784 In South Carolina
      According To The 1850 Pike County Census.
      And Died 18 Nov. 1856 In Pike County

      Anna Was The Daughter Of Elizabeth Samlins,[sawlins]
      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 or Sawlins Nov 18 1856, 72 Years Old Female, Married, Residence Pike County Ky.
      Death Record Of Anna Ramey

      Her mothers name here is listed As Elizabeth Samlins.[Sawlins]

      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.
      they came into Floyd County Ky which in 1820 became Pike County Ky

      William Was A Surveyor Of Land And He Laid Claim To Large Tracts Of Land
      Both in Kentucky and across the Big Sandy into Virginia
      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 .

      Grantee Index to Deeds Floyd County Kentucky

      At one time in Floyd County Ky, there were two William Remy, Ramey’s seniors in 1810 Floyd
      Floyd County William Remy was living in the area of Paint Lick Creek, when Floyd County was divided,
      It became Paintsville Ky Johnson County

      William Ramey of Pike was living in the area of Russell Fork Creek, a deed showing this, when Floyd was divided
      That area became Elkhorn City Kentucky, pike County

      Keeping the deeds straight is knowing which area they lived in

      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.
      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

      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

      1.....Mary Christine Ramey (Teeny)
      Born: 1803 according to her tombstone: Died: 1868
      Married: Richard Potter 20 January 1825
      Born 1798-1800 He Died On 2 Jan. 1886 In Buchanan Co, Va.
      Mary and Richard Potter’s genealogy Lines

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

      John Henry Ramey genealogy Lines

      3...Nancy Ramey
      Born: 1815 Died: 1889
      Married: 5 April 1831 Joseph Belcher B: 1810
      Died: 1896
      Nancy Ramey Belcher genealogy Lines

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

      Daniel Ramey's Genealogy Line

      Daniel and Lucinda’s Headstone

      5...Moses Ramey
      Born: 1814 Pike Co Ky
      Married: Tabitha Jane Fuller 3-29-1838 Pike ; Born 1822
      Moses Ramey genealogy Lines

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

      Rebecca Ramey Osborne genealogy Lines

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

      Easter Ramey Stewart genealogy Lines

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

      Charles Ramey genealogy Lines

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

      William Ramey Jr. Genealogy Lines

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

      Anna Ramey Bentley genealogy Lines

      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