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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


John Thomas BEARD

He was 14 in 1850.

He was 24 in 1860 living with his father.

DEATH RECORDS: Crittenden County, Kentucky
He died of consumption at the age of 42 years. He was married and a farmer.

Annie C. BEARD

Her father had a tombstone made for $10.00 where is she buried at?? The
tombstone was delivered to the Ford's Ferry area..

Daniel Franklin PENNINGER

He was 10 in 1850.

He was 20 in 1860 and still at home.


MARRIAGE RECORDS: Livingston County, Kentucky
Bondsman was Elijah Flanary.


MARRIAGE RECORDS: Livingston County, Kentucky
Bondsman was Simon Beard, also says Lydia is a widow and Yates is of age.

In 1840 she was listed as age 40 to 50 years old.

Frances J. BEARD

She was 12 in 1850.

She was 23 in 1860, single, living with her father.

She was 33 in 1870, single, and keeping house for her father.

Laura B. GUESS

She was 4 in 1880.

William Marion CLARK

He is still living at home in 1850, with his widowed mother and is age 17.

He has a new stone with no dates on it.

Sarah Caroline BEARD

She was 10 in 1850.

She died of consumption at the age of 18.


She died of a cold at the age of one.

Thomas Wylie CLARK

CENSUS RECORDS: 1860 Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky
He was 11 years old and attending school.

Lydia Catharine BEARD

She was 19 in 1870 living at home.

She was the second wife of Thomas Wylie Clark. They were married at Simon Beards house.

NEWSPAPERS: Crittenden Press 1 June 1928, Mrs. Lou Clark died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. R. M. Belt, 19 May from complications brought about by old
age. She was 77 years old and a member of Siloam Church. She leaves five
daughters: Mrs. R.M. Belt, Mrs. Ellis Cline, Mrs. W.H. Stallions, of this
county; Mrs. Ed Wiggins of Carbondale, IL; and Mrs. J.H. Moore of Rosiclare,
IL. The burial was at the Love graveyard Monday, 21 May.

Lorenzo Albert WELDON

He was 4 in 1850.

He was 12 in 1860.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Hurricane, Crittenden, Kentucky Film #1254410, Page #73
L. A. WELDON Self M M W 32 KY
Occ: Farming Fa: NC Mo: TN
Ellen WELDON Wife F M W 31 IL
Occ: Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: TN
William N. WELDON Son M S W 10 KY
Occ: Works On Farm Fa: KY Mo: KY
Minnie A. WELDON Dau F S W 8 KY
Fa: KY Mo: KY
Arby WELDON Dau F S W 3 KY
Fa: KY Mo: IL
Simpson M. WELDON Son M S W 1 KY
Fa: KY Mo: IL

He was 52 in 1900, married 23 years, living in Tolu, Crittenden, Kentucky.

HISTORY: Kentucky, A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885 Crittenden County, L. A. WELDON was born in this county, November 26, 1847, and is a son of William and Mary Jones Weldon. L. A. is the tenth of a family of twelve children. He remained at home until twenty-one years of age. At the age of twenty-two he began farming in the Hurricane District, and remained there about four years. In 1873 he began merchandising at Pinckneyville, Livingston County, remaining there one year. He next came to Lebanon, this county, where he remained about six months, and then removed to Pope County, Illinois. In that state he remained one year, and then returned to this county. Here he turned his attention to farming, which he followed until 1882. He then settled at Hurricane and has since been engaged in merchandising. He was married, February 24, 1869, to Miss. Mary J. Champion, daughter of Jesse and Caroline Terry Champion, natives of South Carolina. Mrs. Weldon was born in this county February 5, 1854, and died June 30, 1874. She was the mother of three children: William N., Minnie A. and C. E. Mr. Weldon's second marriage was September 13, 1876, to Miss. Ellen Beard, daughter of William and Lucinda Gullic Beard, the former born in North Carolina; the latter in Tennessee. Mrs. Weldon was born in Hamilton County, Illinois, March 5, 1849, and is the mother of three children: Arby S., Simpson M. and Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

NEWSPAPER: Crittenden Press 15 Oct 1903
Tolu, L. A. Weldon is having chills, he will go to California in the near future for the benefit of his health.

NEWSPAPER: Crittenden Press 25 Nov 1904
He died of consumption. He was married twice. His first wife was Miss. Mary Champion to whom they had three children all of whom survive. They are W. N. Weldon, of Tolu; C. E. Weldon county court clerk of Marion; and Mrs. C. R. Babb of Salem. His second wife survives him, Miss Ellen Beard. This union was blessed by the following children: Arba wife of C. B. Hina, who is associated with the Marion Hardware Company; Simpson Weldon of Marion; Charles Weldon of Tolu; and Misses Lena and Sallie, who resided with their parents. For twenty years Mr. Weldon sold goods at Tolu and was known as the pioneer merchant of that place.

DEATH RECORDS: Crittenden County, Kentucky
WELDON, L. A., age 57 yrs, male, married, born, died and raised in Crittenden County, parents- William & Mary Weldon, died Nov 1904 of lung trouble.

Mary Ellen BEARD

She was 1 in 1850.

She was 10 in 1860 living with her grandmother Catherine Beard.

She was 21 in 1870 and was living with her Uncle Hugh and Aunt Nancy and her grandmother Catherine Beard.

She was 31 in 1880.

She was 51 in 1900, mother of 5 children with all still living.

The 1910 census says she is a widow and the mother of 6 children but only 5 are still living.

She was 70 in 1920, widowed, living with her daughter Arba and son-in-law Charles Hina.

James Hayes BIGHAM Sr.

Livingston County, Kentucky cemeteries 1738-1976

MARRIAGES: Caldwell County, Kentucky book #976.9 F829k

CENSUS RECORDS: 1850 Livingston County, Kentucky film #442978

PROBATE RECORDS: Wills of Livingston County, Kentucky film #318175 page #163
His WILL was probated 15 August 1856, and was written 7 July 1856. He mentions son James if he returns from California alive, daughter-Peninah, his grandchildren of daughter Martha now deceased (John, Elizabeth, Louisa, and Martha), son, Samuel P., his nieces son Tilford Holloway, and his granddaughters of son Samuel P. (Sallie and Cinthia).

Information from a Family Bible in the possession of Mrs. Vernon Andrew (Bessie Alvis) of Woodburn, Kentucky.

Bigham Family Records film #1598133 item #4


She was married to a Daniel's first. She was 59 in 1860 and had $1900.00, her step son James Bigham is living with her and they are living with a family by the last name of Hunter.


He came to Kentucky about 1793.

COURT RECORDS: Caldwell County, Kentucky
In August 1816 Caldwell County, Kentucky James Bigham was appointed surveyor of the road pass his mill leading from Eddyville to Hopkinsville. Caldwell County, Kentucky Court Books Order Book C pages 79-80. Also in the same Order Book C page 86 (October Term 1816) David F. Bigham and James H. Bigham (sons of James) were granted letters of administration on the estate of their father James Bigham deceased. Their bond and security was for $10,000.00. On the same page in Order Book C, Arthur H. Davis Esq., David Scott, Andrew Dunn, Michael Freeman, and John Algea (or any three of them) were appointed to approve the estate of James Bigham an return and inventory to the court. Same Order Book C page 165 (August Term 1817) William Birdsong, Arthur H. Davis and John Mercer Esq. were appointed by the court to allot and set apart to Sarah, widow of James Bigham her dower out of her deceased husbands estate.

PROBATE RECORDS: Wills of Caldwell County, Kentucky film #469456, p.278

Samuel Henry ELDER

LAND RECORDS: Samuel H. Elder on 24 August 1843 between David Morrow and his wife Margaret and Henry Story and his wife Jane of Pickens County, Alabama, Samuel H. bought 500 acres from them.

GUARDIAN RECORDS: Samuel was appointed guardian to his niece daughter of his brother John, 11 August 1856 her name was Mary J. Elder.

CENSUS RECORDS: 9 Sep 1850 Dist #1, Crittenden, Kentucky family #400/400
He had $1500.00 and it said he and Sarah were married in the census year.

CENSUS RECORDS: 9 July 1860 Crittenden County, Kentucky page #312
He was 52 and had $3600.00

CENSUS RECORDS: 1870 Crittenden County, Kentucky page #331
He was 60 and had $6000.00

He died of pneumonia at the age of 70.

Sarah Catharine BIGHAM

She was 37 in 1860.

She was 47 in 1870.

She was 51 in 1880 and her and the twins were living with James Tilford Elder.

She was 76 in 1900 living with her daughter Sarah and Samuel Patmore. She says she is the mother of 8 children but only 4 are still living. I only have the names of 6 children and 4 of them were still living in 1900.

NOTES: Her tombstone says 1825, and the 1900 census says 1823. I believe that William Harrison Bigham Sr. is her father instead of James Hayes Bigham. Every record says that her month of birth was June and Zuelda Bigham daughter of James Hayes Bigham was born in August of the same year. Also Sarah is buried by William Harrison Bigham Jr. and all his children at Chapel Hill Cemetery. She is not buried by her husband at Old Marion Cemetery or by James Hayes Bigham at Robinson Cemetery in Livingston County. I need to find William Harrison Bigham Sr., WILL, and see if he mentions her in it and then I will know for sure.

Newton J. ELDER

He died of the croup at the age of 2 years.