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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


Overton Cloyce SULLENGER

According to quite a few sources he was very very mean. He was mean when he was sober and when he was drunk he was even worse. No one much liked him and from everything I have ever heard about him I wouldn't have liked him either. I probably would have been very scared of him. He should have been in prison or better yet given the death penalty for some of things he is known to have done. Hopefully he burns in HELL. Found out he was cremated so he got pretty close to burning in hell.

According to quite a few sources he was very very mean. He was mean when he was sober and when he was drunk he was even worse. No one much liked him and from everything I have ever heard about him I wouldn't have liked him either. I probably would have been very scared of him. He should have been in prison or better yet given the death penalty for some of things he is known to have done. Hopefully he burns in HELL.


NOTES: Surname is being spelled many different ways over the years, which makes it very difficult to follow the family. Also ages for all the family goes all over the chart as well, which makes it difficult to determine the correct ages.

NOTES: I have not found the name of his first wife yet. However, with the ages of his 3 children in 1860 there could be at least two different mother's for the 3 children listed.

CENSUS RECORDS: 10 July 1860 Division #1l, Livingston, Kentucky page #205, family #146/149
ORRENDER, Stokeley age 54, male, farm laborer, $75, VA
ORRENDER, Josephine age 11, female, KY
ORRENDER, John age 9, male, KY
ORRENDER, George age 3, male, KY

MARRIAGE RECORDS: Livingston County, Kentucky
Stokley ORRENDER to E. J. ADKINS married by E. F. Lemen art R. Smith's residence in the presence of J. G. Richardson and James Lemen.

MARRIAGE RECORDS: Livingston County, Kentucky
Stokely ORENDUFF to Mrs. Catherine BOZEMAN married by H. B. Edwards at Barney Burns residence in the presence of Harrison Davis, J. W. Clark and Bob Hardin.

CENSUS RECORDS: 2 Aug 1870 Dyers Hill, Livingston, Kentucky page #212, family #245/261
ORENDER, S. age 59, male, farmer, $250, VA (father & mother of foreign birth)
ORENDER, Catherine age 40, female, KY
ORENDER, William age 2, male, KY
BOASEMAN, J. age 14, male, farm laborer, KY
BOASEMAN, William H. age 4, male, KY

NOTES: He was in Crittenden County as early as 1852 when Thomas Killan and Mrs. Sarah Brown were married at his home on 18 May 1852. He was also bondsman for the marriage of Andrew Rhodes and Nancy Jane Starnes on 8 Sep 1853. His name is given as Stokely Orender each time.

CENSUS RECORDS: 4 June 1880 Hurricane Pct, Crittenden, Kentucky page #64, family #61/61
ORRENDER, Stokely head, age 75, farmer, RI RI RI
ORRENDER, Catherine wife, age 51, keeps house, KY VA KY
ORRENDER, William son, age 12, farm laborer, KY RI KY
ORRENDER, Charlie B. step-son, age 18, farm laborer, KY KY KY
ORRENDER, Deller B. step-dau, age 20, keeps house, KY KY KY
(Charlie and Deller are listed with the last name of Orrender, but I imagine their last names are really Bozeman instead.)

Catherine A. COBB

MARRIAGE RECORDS: Crittenden County, Kentucky
William BOZEMAN to Catherine COBB married by Herrington Stevens, groom is of age and John BROWN, brides guardian gives his consent for her to marry.

NOTES: She was married to a William BOZEMAN before she married Stokley Orendoff and had two of her Bozeman children living with them in 1870.

CENSUS RECORDS: She was 40 in 1870.

CENSUS RECORDS: She was 51 in 1880.

CENSUS RECORDS: She was 71 in 1900, a widow living with her son William in Sheridan, Crittenden, Kentucky. She said she was the mother of 9 children but only 2 were still living.

General Alexander William DONIPHAN Sr.

He left Kentucky and moved to Missouri in 1830. He was a hero of the Mexican War entering that services as a private under the command of Captain O. P. Moss his brother-in-law and shortly after being made a Colonel over one of the eight companies under Captain Moss. He stood 6 feet 4 inches tall and had hazel eyes. He died at Richmond, Ray, Missouri and was buried at Liberty, Clay, Missouri, where a granite shaft, twenty-five feet high, marks his last resting place.

In describing his wife to his cousin Emma, in a letter, Doniphan wrote: My wife was a lovely woman; I married her the day she turned 17; I was glad she had no more education than the common schools of this frontier; I desired to educate her myself--to form her mind and tastes--I was young, liberally
educated, and energetic. I never read a book to myself (other than a law work) during the more than 30 years of married life. I read them all to her and with her, she often relieving me. She was beautiful, well-mannered and intelligent. The deaths of his two boys and the stroke of his wife left a deep impression upon his soul. Perhaps for this reason, he joined the Liberty Christian Church in 1860. As he entered the waters of baptism, the people watching on the banks of the river wept for joy.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1850 Liberty, Clay, Missouri p.300, #977.816 X2h family #2/2
DONAPHON, Alex age 48, male, lawyer, $10,000.00 KY
DONAPHON, E. J. age 31, female, MO
DONAPHON, John T. age 12, male, MO
DONAPHON, William age 10, male, MO

CENSUS RECORDS: 1860 Liberty, Clay, Missouri family #714
DONIPHAN, A. W. age 51, male, lawyer, KY
DONIPHAN, E. J. age 39, female, MO

CENSUS RECORDS:1880 Richmond, Ray, Missouri Film #1254713, Page 353C
Jack BOTTS Self M M W 26 OH
Occ: Tinner Fa: --- Mo: ---
Lina BOTTS Wife F M W 23 IL
Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: VA
Walter BOTTS Son M S W 3 MO
Occ: Apprentice To Tinner Fa: OH Mo: IL
Henry PERCIVAL Other M S W 19 KY
Occ: Apprentice To Tinner Fa: KY Mo: MO
James MILLER Other M S W 55 SCOT
Occ: Works In Wagon Shop Fa: SCOT Mo: SCOT
Thomas LAVELOCK Other M S W 24 MO
Occ: Lawyer Fa: --- Mo: ---
Alex DONIPHAN Other M W W 73 KY
Occ: Lawyer Fa: KY Mo: KY
James FORBES Other M S W 25 MO
Occ: Clerk In Court House Fa: --- Mo: ---

MEXICAN WAR PENSION FILES: Alexander W. DONIPHAN, SC-723, 26 Feb 1887, MO, served as a Colonel in 1st Missouri Mounted Volunteers.

NEWSPAPER: Liberty Tribune 12 August 1887: (Book extractions of newspaper #977.816 D28h) Death of General A. W. Doniphan at Richmond, MO, last Monday (long obit.) Alexander William Doniphan born near Maysville, KY 9 June 1808, eldest son of Joseph Doniphan of Revolutionary War fame, who died in Mason County, KY in 1813....(probably in History)

NEWSPAPER: Liberty Tribune 26 August 1887: (Book extractions of newspaper #977.816 D28h) Will of General A. W. Doniphan - Appoints Dr. John M. Allen & J. M. Sandusky of Liberty his executors. Buried in New Cemetery in LIberty with deceased wife and children. Releases nephew John Doniphan from debts incurred 20 years ago. C. T. Garner, Sr. borrowed money from him and executed notes. They are cancelled. Also, other notes on others. Leaves bequests to friends Alexander Proctor, Wm. B. Hudgins & wife, Geo. W. Wymore (for naming a son for him). Portion of estate to wife's sisters, Fannie A. Doniphan and Theo. T. Lawson. Aportion to Mary Ann Shawhan, only child of his sister Matilda, residing in Cynthiana, KY, and to his niece Jennie Hockaday, daughter of his nephew Newton Hockaday, late of Plattsburg. Library to John & Fanny Doniphan.

Elizabeth Jane THORNTON

She was in the 5 to 10 age brackett in 1830. She was 31 in 1850. She was 39 in 1860.

Elizabeth was the oldest daughter of Colonel John and Elizabeth Thornton. She had a stroke shortly after her son John T. died, from which she never fully recovered. Leaving her a semi-invalid. Her tombstone reads: As a child, wife, parent and a friend of the poor and humble she discharged a Christians duty. She was the second white child born in Clay county.

NEWSPAPER: Liberty Tribune 17 August 1866: (Book extractions of newspaper #977.816 D28h) Circuit Court Clay, 31 July 1866. Darwin J. Adkins, vs. - Robert W. Donnell and Mary D., his wife (formerly Thornton), Alex. W. Doniphan and Elizabeth J., his wife (formerly Thornton), John Doniphan and Frances A., his wife (formerly Thornton), Oliver P. Moss and Caroline M., his wife (formerly Thornton), James D. McCurdy & Susan M., his wife (formerly Thornton), Leondidas M. Lawson and Theodocia, his wife (formerly Thornton), and Mrs. Adeliza Morton, (formerly Thornton). Robert W. & Mary D. Donnell and James D. & Susan McCurdy are non-residents of the state. Object partition of real estate.

NEWSPAPER: Liberty Tribune 25 July 1873: (Book extractions of newspaper #977.816 D28h) Died suddenly in N. Y. City while on a visit to relatives, of heart disease, on 19th July, Elizabeth Jane Doniphan, wife of Gen. A. W. Doniphan, and oldest daughter of the late Col. John Thornton. In editorials, it states that Mrs. Doniphan died on the 19th at the residence of her sisters Mrs. R. W. Donnell & Mrs. L. M. Lawson. Mrs. Doniphan was born in what are now the limits of Clay Co., on 21 Dec. 1820, and was the second white child born in this county. Her father then lived in a block-house. This was necessary as a protection against the Indians. Her mother's name was Trigg, a family name not unknown in VA, KY & MO. On 21 Dec 1837, she was united in marriage to Col. A. W. Doniphan, of whom we need not speak. Member of Christian Church. (more about her character). Buried in the New Cemetery on the 23rd instant.

John Thornton DONIPHAN

He was 12 in 1850. He died of accidently poisoning at the home of his uncle, James H. Baldwin.

Alexander William DONIPHAN Jr.

He was 10 in 1850. He accidently drowned in Buffalo Creek, in West Virginia, while he was attending college there at Bethany College.


In 1945 she was living in St. Louis, Missouri.