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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Joel Henly HAYDEN

COURT RECORDS: He was appointed guardian 13 May 1844 in Crittenden County, Kentucky to his brother and sister-in-law G. W. and Elvira Elder.

CENSUS RECORDS: He was 34 in 1850, working as a stonecutter, living in Dist #2, Caldwell County, Kentucky.

CENSUS RECORDS: He was 43 in 1860, working as a farmer, living in Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky.

CENSUS RECORDS: He was 54 in 1870, working as a farmer, living in Hadensville, Todd, Kentucky.


Martha Jane ELDER

MARRIAGES: KY Pioneers & Their Descendents book #976.9 F829k.. married by John Bennett

CENSUS RECORDS: She was 27 in 1850.


Francis W. HAYDEN

He was 5 in 1850.


George Washington ELDER

He was 55 in 1880 living in Caldwell County, Kentucky.

NOTES: The information about his mom and dad and brothers and sisters was taken from his old family bible. He married his second wife just a month and a half after his first wife had died.


Laurissa Ann MCCONNELL

She was 50 in 1880.


S. J. ELDER

She was 20 in 1880.


Jefferson Davis ELDER

He was 18 in 1880.


L. A. ELDER

She was 16 in 1880.


J. J. ELDER

He was 14 in 1880.


George L. ELDER

He was 12 in 1880.


L. B. D. ELDER

He was 10 in 1880.


James WAFER

LAND RECORDS: Illinois Public Land Purchase
He bought land in Illinois on 15 June 1836 and on 15 September 1848 .

He was 64 in 1850, widowed, living in Bond County, Illinois.

He was 73 in 1860, widowed, living in Bond County, Illinois.

He was 85 in 1870, widowed, living with his son John in Greenville, Bond, Illinois.

HISTORY: "History of Bond & Montgomery Counties, Illinois 1882" page #80
James WAFER came to the county in 1818; was anti-slavery; Presbyterian; died 28 February 1873, aged more than eighty-seven years.

HISTORY: "History of Bond & Montgomery Counties, Illinois 1882" page #98
WAFER, William, Thomas Sr., and James, brothers; latter came to the county in 1819. WAFER, Thomas, James E., and John F., sons of James; Thomas a miller and farmer; James, a machinist; John, Sheriff of Bond County 1869-70, now Sheriff in Kansas.


James E. WAFER

He was 19 in 1850, single, living with his father.

He was 27 in 1860, single, living with his father.

He was 39 in 1870, single, living by himself in Greenville, Bond, Illinois.

HISTORY: "History of Bond & Montgomery Counties, Illinois 1882" page #98
WAFER, William, Thomas Sr., and James, brothers; latter came to the county in 1819. WAFER, Thomas, James E., and John F., sons of James; Thomas a miller and farmer; James, a machinist; John, Sheriff of Bond County 1869-70, now Sheriff in Kansas.

HISTORY: "History of Bond & Montgomery Counties, Illinois 1882" page #127
The mill on the south side of the railroad, known as the Greenville City Mills, was built some fourteen years ago by N. W. MCLAIN and James E. WAFER, who ran it for a number of years, when John B. REID became their successor, added some improvements, and sold it to its present owners, Williamson PLANT and Thomas WAFER, who have recently expended several thousand dollars putting in improved machinery to enable them to manufacture a superior grade of flour for their large and growing trade. They have opened up a good shipping trade within the past two years with Belfast, Ireland, Glasgow, Scotland, Liverpool and London, having shipped to those points within that time over thirty car loads of flour, at prices in advance of any market in the United States. This mill also does a general exchange business with farmers the same as the other two mills before referred to. The water for running this mill is abundant in a good well in the mill.


Lieut. Nicholas STILLWELL II

He came to the Virginia Colony's sometime around 1638. “Nicolas, the Tobacco Planter” Founder of Hopton, forced to flee to Fort Amsterdam in face of Indian uprising. Experienced religious intolerance in New England. Stillwell and others fled his stone house (a nucleus for an English settlement) at Hopton for the safety of the fort. Joined with Lady Moody and others to settle Gravesend.


Alice

Died givig birth to son Nicholas.


James EDDY

He was a private during the Revolutionary War in the Middlesex County, New Jersey Militia.


James Warford FISHER

CENSUS RECORDS: 1840 Jefferson County, Kentucky page #163
FISHER, James W. 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 20 to 30, 2 females 5 to 10, 1 female 40 to 50


James FISHER

HISTORY: History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana copyright 1884 Goodspeed Brothers and Company, Chicago
James FISHER was born in Washington County, Indiana on 30 January 1822 and is the eldest of the ten children of John and Elizabeth (WALKER) FISHER who were natives respectively of Shelby County, Kentucky and Virginia. Four sons of these parents went to do battle for the right in the late war, all serving with distinction, two meeting soldiers deaths at the battle of Champion Hills, and one dying in the hospital at Nashville. The only survivor of the four is a resident of the Lone Star State. James FISHER subject of this sketch, began for himself at the age of eleven years by working around as a farm hand, which he continued until age twenty-six, when Josephine FINLEY daughter of Jefferson and Miriam (BROOKS) FINLEY on 20 January 1848 became his wife. Six children blessed this union, named Miriam E., Amanda, John F., Lydia, Laura and Clara J. These children were left motherless on 16 March 1868 and Mr. FISHER married for a second wife Mrs. Amanda (TEAGARDEN) BISHOP daughter of Andrew TEAGARDEN and widow of D. BISHOP. Three children, Henry W., James M. and Orna D., were born to this union. Mr. FISHER by hard work has secured a fine farm of 286 acres in Northeast Township. In politics he was formerly a Whig, casting his first vote for Henry CLAY but is now a Republican.