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~ Pierce Mothershead Family Ties ~

William Mothershead & Lucy Long

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Please Note: These are William and Lucy's children as known through the probate of William's estate starting in 1828 in Jefferson County MO. Since William died Intestate and Lucy is not mentioned as either his widow or an heir, she predeceased him. Six of their children were still alive in 1828-33 when the estate was probated; two of their daughters died prior to William's death since we have record of their marriages but they are not listed as heirs. The birth order is not correct; we'll try to correct that later.

  • William Mothershead born: ca 1761 (estimate from KY tax lists, census records)
    died: 1828, Hillsoboro MO (MO Probate Records)
    buried: unknown
    married: 11 March 1788, Culpepper Co VA
    occupation: unknown
    father: possibly Nathaniel Mothershead           mother: Mary Minor
  • Lucy Long born: unknown
    died: before 1828
    buried: unknown
    married: William Mothershead
    father: Benjamin Long    mother: Mary Bond


    1. Minor: born: 1793, KY [1860 Census]
      died: after 1860
      married: 8 Aug 1816, Celia Hall [proven through her father's Will]
      • W. C. (married Agnes Harris) [1860 Census]
      • David (married Margaret __) [1860 Census]
      • Alfred (married 1st: __; married 2nd: Sarah __) [1860 Census]
    2. Martha: born: 1809, KY [census records]
      died: ca 1899, MO
      married: ca 1825 to Clifton Mothershead (cousins)
      • Thomas Emmett
      • John Joseph
      • Charles
      • Willis F.
      • Lucy
    3. Polly: born: ca 1795, KY
      died: before 1828
      married: 30 Jan 1810, Warren Co KY, Simon Hall, "with consent of her father, William Mothershead"
    4. Margaret: born: unknown
      died: before 1828
      married: 13 Dec 1816, Allen Co KY, John Sarver
      • Hazelett: born: ca 1817 [probate for William Mothershead]
    5. Elizabeth: born: unknown
      died: before 1855, Jefferson Co MO [probate/land records]
      married: 18 Jul 1812, KY, to Orson Baker
    6. Sarah: born:unknown
      married: Milton Baker [probate for William Mothershead]
    7. Lucy: born:unknown
      married: Samuel Thurman [probate for William Mothershead]
    8. Laura: born:unknown
      married: John Williamson [probate for William Mothershead]

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