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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Richard STILLWELL Sr.

HISTORY: The following similar version of this same attack is taken from the 'Stillwell Family Genealogy - Descendants of Richard Stillwell......"Richard Stillwell lived along the Tonoloway Creek at a spot called 'The Narrows' near Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania. On the night of 28 January 1756 Richard Stillwell's hearth fire went out in his cabin. Not wishing to try and light it with flint and steel, he went to the home of William Linn before daybreak the next morning to obtain some coals to re-start his fire. The custom was to carry coals covered with ashes. It was three miles to the Linn cabin and while he was gone a war party of savages struck the community without warning. Richard Stillwell's wife, along with his eldest daughter, was killed and scalped. Two younger girls ages eight and three were carried off and never heard from again. Another settler, James Leaton was also killed and scalped. The rest of the community escaped to the Combe's Fort just south of Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania. This fort was likely named for Joseph and Andrew Coombe who built a blockhouse near an Indian burial ground."


Catherine

She was killed by Indians and the Indians carried off two of her children, one aged 8 years and the other aged 3 years.

HISTORY: 28 January 1756 According to the Pennsylvania Gazette of Feb. 12, 1756....On Jan 28th 1756 "they killed and scalped James Leaton. Catherine STILLWELL and one of her children were killed and scalped, and two others carried off; one about eight, the other three years old. Her husband was at a neighbors house when his wife was attacked, and from thence got into Coom's fort. Elias STILLWELL had seven horses and a mare carried off, one cow killed and one burnt. John McKenny's house was burnt, with all his household goods and clothing, and what remained of three beeves and seven fat hogs; he had like wise three cows killed and three calves burnt in Samuel Eaton's barn. Samuel Hicks had eleven cattle and a valuable mare killed. Richard Malone's house and barn were burnt and two of his cattle killed; and a house was burnt that belonged to one Hicks, who had been murdered some time ago. The tracks of seven Indians and of a child, supposed to be Mr. Stillwell's, with those of the horses they carried off,were seen in a cornfield, and they seemed to be going towards Aughwick." [History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, PA (1884)]


Hannah STILLWELL

She was killed when her mother was by the Indians.


STILLWELL

She was carried off by the Indians when her mother was killed and was never heard from again.


STILLWELL

She was carried off by the Indians when her mother was killed and was never heard from again.


Obadiah STILLWELL Sr.

ORPHANS COURT RECORDS: From the Pennsylvania State Archives, Orphans Court Dockets, Volume 1-3, 1772-1824: "At an Orphans court held at Bedford in and for the County of Bedford the twenty sixth day of August the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred eighty before James Martin, Thomas Paxton, Moses Reed, Esquires Justices of the same County Came into Court Elias Stillwell eldest son of Obadiah Stillwell deceased a Minor above the age of fourteen years and choose Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over his person and Estate. ~ Also at the request of Eleanor Warford late Widow of the above named Obadiah Stillwell deceased the Court appoint Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over the persons & Estates of Eleanor, Susannah & Obadiah Stillwell Minor Children of the said Obadiah Stillwell deceased under the age of fourteen years." "Orphans Court Bedford 23 March 1782, James Martin, Gideon Ritchie } Esquires David Espy ----- James Warford and Eleanor his wife appeared in Court and Exhibited and account of their Administration on the Estate of Obadiah Stillwell deceased and had the same passed by the Register and allowed by the said Court by which it appears to the Court by the said Account that a Ballance [sic] L 90 s7 -2 remains in the hands of the Accountants and distribution being made there appears to be due Elias the eldest son of the said deceased."


Elias STILLWELL

ORPHANS COURT RECORDS: From the Pennsylvania State Archives, Orphans Court Dockets, Volume 1-3, 1772-1824:
"At an Orphans court held at Bedford in and for the County of Bedford the twenty sixth day of August the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred eighty before James Martin, Thomas Paxton, Moses Reed, Esquires Justices of the same County Came into Court Elias Stillwell eldest son of Obadiah Stillwell deceased a Minor above the age of fourteen years and choose Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over his person and Estate. ~ Also at the request of Eleanor Warford late Widow of the above named Obadiah Stillwell deceased the Court appoint Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over the persons & Estates of Eleanor, Susannah & Obadiah Stillwell Minor Children of the said Obadiah Stillwell deceased under the age of fourteen years."
"Orphans Court Bedford 23 March 1782, James Martin, Gideon Ritchie } Esquires David Espy ----- James Warford and Eleanor his wife appeared in Court and Exhibited and account of their Administration on the Estate of Obadiah Stillwell deceased and had the same passed by the Register and allowed by the said Court by which it appears to the Court by the said Account that a Ballance [sic] L 90 s7 -2 remains in the hands of the Accountants and distribution being made there appears to be due Elias the eldest son of the said deceased."


Eleanor STILLWELL

ORPHANS COURT RECORDS: From the Pennsylvania State Archives, Orphans Court Dockets, Volume 1-3, 1772-1824:
"At an Orphans court held at Bedford in and for the County of Bedford the twenty sixth day of August the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred eighty before James Martin, Thomas Paxton, Moses Reed, Esquires Justices of the same County Came into Court Elias Stillwell eldest son of Obadiah Stillwell deceased a Minor above the age of fourteen years and choose Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over his person and Estate. ~ Also at the request of Eleanor Warford late Widow of the above named Obadiah Stillwell deceased the Court appoint Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over the persons & Estates of Eleanor, Susannah & Obadiah Stillwell Minor Children of the said Obadiah Stillwell deceased under the age of fourteen years."
"Orphans Court Bedford 23 March 1782, James Martin, Gideon Ritchie } Esquires David Espy ----- James Warford and Eleanor his wife appeared in Court and Exhibited and account of their Administration on the Estate of Obadiah Stillwell deceased and had the same passed by the Register and allowed by the said Court by which it appears to the Court by the said Account that a Ballance [sic] L 90 s7 -2 remains in the hands of the Accountants and distribution being made there appears to be due Elias the eldest son of the said deceased."


Susannah STILLWELL

ORPHANS COURT RECORDS: From the Pennsylvania State Archives, Orphans Court Dockets, Volume 1-3, 1772-1824:
"At an Orphans court held at Bedford in and for the County of Bedford the twenty sixth day of August the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred eighty before James Martin, Thomas Paxton, Moses Reed, Esquires Justices of the same County Came into Court Elias Stillwell eldest son of Obadiah Stillwell deceased a Minor above the age of fourteen years and choose Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over his person and Estate. ~ Also at the request of Eleanor Warford late Widow of the above named Obadiah Stillwell deceased the Court appoint Edward Coombe and Jeremiah Stillwell to be Guardians over the persons & Estates of Eleanor, Susannah & Obadiah Stillwell Minor Children of the said Obadiah Stillwell deceased under the age of fourteen years."
"Orphans Court Bedford 23 March 1782, James Martin, Gideon Ritchie } Esquires David Espy ----- James Warford and Eleanor his wife appeared in Court and Exhibited and account of their Administration on the Estate of Obadiah Stillwell deceased and had the same passed by the Register and allowed by the said Court by which it appears to the Court by the said Account that a Ballance [sic] L 90 s7 -2 remains in the hands of the Accountants and distribution being made there appears to be due Elias the eldest son of the said deceased."


Kathryn

Her tombstone says: In memory of __athryn __llwell wife of Jeremiah Stillwell (remainder unreadable) (This inscription was sent to me by Scott Duncan email: maizeblue6@onemain.com on 19 May 2001)


Major Edward COOMBS

CHURCH HISTIRY: "Major Edward COOMBS was baptized and received into the Tonoloway church in March 1766. He served as clerk of the church for several years, beginning in January 1767. They very likely lived near what was known during the Indian Wars as Coombs' Fort, which was reportedly a blockhouse located just north of the present Maryland and Pennsylvania line near Warfordsburg. Major Edward COOMBS served as county commissioner in 1774. During the Revolution, he served in the 1st Battalion of the Bedford County Militia, serving as a major. His wife's name was Rebecca. She was born the daughter of Elias and Meriam STILLWELL."


William GRAHAM

CENSUS RECORDS: 1840 Jefferson County, Kentucky page #163
GRAHAM, William 1 male under 5 (Joseph), 1 male 10 to 15 (?), 1 male 40 to 50 (William), 1 female 5 to 10 (Charlotte), 2 females 10 to 15 (Sarah & Jemima), 1 female 30 to 40 (Elizabeth)

CENSUS RECORDS: 12 Sep 1850 Dist #2, Jefferson County, Kentucky film #442973, family #540/541, page #257
GRAHAM, Wm. age 52, male, farmer, $5750, KY
GRAHAM, Elizabeth age 43, female, VA
GRAHAM, Sarah age 21, female, attends school, KY
GRAHAM, Jemima age 17, female, attends school, KY
GRAHAM, Charlotte age 14, female, attends school, KY
GRAHAM, Joseph age 12, male, attends school, KY
GRAHAM, Andrew J. age 7, male, attends school, KY
GRAHAM, Martin V. B. age 7, male, attends school, KY
GRAHAM, Wm. age 4, male, KY
GRAHAM, Worth age 2, male, KY


Elizabeth FARMER

She was 43 in 1850 and says born in Virginia.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1860 Tipton PO, Moniteau County, Missouri page #740 GRAHAM, Elizabeth age 53, female, KY
GRAHAM, Sarah age 31, female, KY
GRAHAM, Andrew J. age 19, male, KY
GRAHAM, Martin V. age 16, male, KY
GRAHAM, George W. age 16, male, KY
GRAHAM, Wm. H. age 13, male, KY
GRAHAM, John W. age 11, male, KY

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Willow Fork, Moniteau, Missouri page #387B
GRAHAM, Elizabeth head, age 75, widow, Keeping House, KY VA VA
GRAHAM, William Son, age 33, single, Farming, KY VA KY
PARKER, Charlottie Dau, age 44, widow, KY VA KY
PARKER, Jennie GrandDau, age 18, single, MO OH KY
GRAHAM, Fannie GrandDau, age 8, single, MO KY MO
COMBS, Jno Other, age 13, single, black Servant, MO VA VA

Cemetery record says she was 85 when she died, which would make her born in 1805 instead of 1807.

Are the three boys Andrew, Martin and George really triplets? Andrew and Martin have the same birth date and year and then George is listed in 1860 as being the same age of Martin.


Sarah GRAHAM

She was 21 in 1850.

She was 31 in 1860, still single and living with her mother.


Jemima GRAHAM

She was 17 in 1850.


Joseph GRAHAM

He was 12 in 1850.


Andrew Jackson GRAHAM

He was 7 in 1850.

He was 19 in 1860.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Grand River, De Kalb, Missouri page #303C
GRAHAM, Andrew head, age 39, married, Farmer, KY KY KY
GRAHAM, Francis wife, age 34, Keeping House, VA OH VA
GRAHAM, Eliza B. dau, age 9, MO KY VA
GRAHAM, Emma dau, age 5, MO KY VA
GRAHAM, Alfred son, age 1, MO KY VA


Martin Van Buren GRAHAM

He was 7 in 1850.

He was 16 in 1860.

HISTORY: Goodspeed's book "History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties of Missouri". States that Martin V. GRAHAM born 7 March 1842 in Jefferson County, Kentucky son of William and Elizabeth FARMER GRAHAM of Virginia. It says that William died in 1851 and Elizabeth and her children moved to Missouri in 1855. They settled in Moniteau County, Missouri in 1856.


George Washington GRAHAM

Where is he in 1850?

He was 16 in 1860.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Willow Fork, Moniteau, Missouri page #387B
GRAHAM, G. W. head, age 35, married, Farmer, KY KY KY
GRAHAM, Martha E. wife, age 25, married, Keeping House, MO KY KY
GRAHAM, William A. son, age 5, MO KY MO
GRAHAM, Luelen G. dau, age 5/12, MO KY MO
ASHCRAFT, James Other, age 23, single, Farming, MO KY KY
COMBS, Judy Other, age 10, black Servant, MO VA MO


William H. GRAHAM

He was 4 in 1850.

He was 13 in 1860.

He as 33 in 1880, single and living with his mother.


John Worth GRAHAM

He was 2 in 1850.

He was 11 in 1860.