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AFRICAN AMERICAN CONNECTIONS
to the family of Elisha English (1768-1857)
of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Illinois

Information compiled from many sources, including the work of others, and may contain errors.
Sources for all information are in my database but not all are on this website at this time.

KATIE DUVALL ENGLISH 1862-1929 Owen County, Kentucky

According to the family tradition of Flora Williams (1926-1997), of Owen County, Kentucky, her grandmother KATIE DUVALL ENGLISH was the daughter of Frances Furnish and "the Master." Flora and I researched this and concluded that Katie's father was Duval English, son of Dr. John B. English, (12th child of Elisha & Sarah English), and Elizabeth C. H. Duvall, of Owen Co., Kentucky. Katie Duval English married Ambrose Smith; their family is included with the descendants of Elisha & Sarah.*

JAMES WALTER or JAMES WALTER ENGLISH c. 1787-c.1853 MD, KY, IL

Elisha English is known to have had a least one slave, JAMES WALTER, or JAMES WALTER ENGLISH, born ca. 1787 in MD, died c.1853 in IL. Apparently he came to Illinois with Elisha, and was liberated, in 1830. James is listed as a Farmer in Elisha's household in the 1850 Census in Carrollton, Green Co., IL. He is buried near Elisha & Sarah English in the Carrollton Cemetery. It is not known if James had a family.


OTHERS

In addition to Dr. John B. English, it is known that his brother James Wharton English, the 4th child of Elisha & Sarah, was a slaveholder. It is likely other siblings were also slaveholders but I have not researched their records.
 

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*My database includes over 1,200 descendant related entries for the family of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English; the first five generations are at The English Plantation.    

 GKBopp Revised 15 May 2002
Descendant of Dr. John B. English,
12th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English.

 

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