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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


Samuel David PATMORE

He was 2 months old in 1860.

He was 10 in 1870.

He was 19 in 1880, single, living with his parents.

NEWSPAPER: Crittenden Press, Wednesday, April 6, 1881
Mr. Sam Patmor, has been quite sick for sometime, but is now convalscent. July 26, 1882, Mr. W. H. Weldon has sold his grocery to Sam D. Patmor, and the later began mercantile business Saturday.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1 June 1900, Court St., Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky page #369, family #26/31
PATMORE, Samuel age 40, APR 1860, head, md 19 yrs, carpenter, KY NY KY
PATMORE, Sarah H. age 36, OCT 1863, wife, 5 & 5 KY KY KY
PATMORE, Myrtle M. age 17, MAY 1883, dau., single, KY KY KY
PATMORE, Mary A. age 15, SEP 1884, dau., single, KY KY KY
PATMORE, Katie G. age 14, FEB 1886, dau., single, KY KY KY
PATMORE, David H. age 11, SEP 1888, son, single, KY KY KY
PATMORE, James T. age 9, OCT 1890, son, single, KY KY KY
ELDER, Sarah C. age 76, JUN 1823, mother-in-law, widow, 8 & 4, KY KY KY

NOTES: They moved to Caruthersville, Missouri sometime after the turn of the century.

CENSUS RECORDS: 5 April 1930 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Family #198/258
PATMOR, James T. head, age 39, md when 29, auditor auto sales, KY KY KY
PATMOR, Samuel D. father, age 70, widow, KY NY KY
BERRY, Edward H. lodger, age 22, male, md when 19, auditor dept store, KY KY KY
BERRY, Melville lodger, age 21, female, md when 17, MO TN MO

NOTES: In 1937 he was still living in Caruthersville, Missouri.

Sarah Henry ELDER

She was 7 in 1870.

She was 15 in 1880 living with her brother James Tilford Elder.

Sarah raised her niece Rose Etta Daniel from the age of 8 till she was 15 years old.

She was 36 in 1900 and says she is the mother of 5 children and all 5 are still living.

Myrtle May PATMORE

She was 17 in 1900.


She was 15 in 1900.

Katie Goldie PATMORE

She was 14 in 1900.

Samuel L. GENTRY

He was 57 in 1920 living with his son Mulford.

He was 68 in 1930 living with his son Mulford.

Sue Anthony ELDER

She was 7 in 1870.

She was 15 in 1880 living with her brother James Tilford Elder.

She was 55 in 1920 living with her son Mulford.

She was 66 in 1930 living with her son Mulford.

George G. STOREY Sr.

HISTORY: Notes for George G. Storey "The Family Storey": published by Lyndell R. Storey
We must make clear from the outset that as of today we do not have any public, private, church, or family record of George G. Storey prior to his arrival in South Carolina in 1750 with the exception of claims that have been made and excepted by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). The first public record available, and one in which we have absolute faith, is quoted herewith: Vol. 1 page 295, Howe's History of the Presbyterian Church of South Carolina: The gem of the Fairforest Church in the district of Union on the waters of a large creek by the same name which falls into Tyger River, a branch of Broad River, was planted at the same time (that is about 1751). The site of the church is a half mile below where the line between Spartanburg and Union crosses Fairforest Creek. The church dates its orgin from seven or eight familys who emigrated from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from the years 1751 to 1754. Among the first emigrants were George G. Storey, James McLlwaine, and one by the name of Dugan. Their first place of encampment was on commanding eminence about two miles east of Glenn Springs. One of the two, McLlwaine, it is said, exclaimed; " What a fair forest this is." The name attached itself to the place and then to the bold lovely stream. In 1764 they were visited by Rev. Joseph Tate, then paster of Donegal, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Page 332: From the insolent an unfriendly treatment of the Cherokee Indians, the inhabitants of this settlement were obligated to abandon their habitations in the early part of this period (1760-1770) and fly into the interior parts of the country where they remained until the peace of 1763 between Great Britain and France. During this time the church had only a few Ministers. It will be found that the counties in Pennsylvania of Chester, Lancaster and York are used interchanegable. This is due to to Lancaster being made from a part of Chester and York are used from parts of Lancaster. So George could have been born in what is now York County that was Lancaster County during his youth, and was Chester County when was born. We believe Grerge G. Storey was of Scotch-Irish decent, because of our family traditions and the fact that the people who settled at Fairforest were of that extration but again, we must hedge and state that we are not sure. From several family histories, church records, and some public records, we find that these Presbyterians stopped over at Augusta County, Virginia for several years. Quite a few of them remained there some went back to Pennsylvania and others, as described by Howe, went to Fairforest, South Carolinia. Their was a Storey family that was in this group of people and we have picked out one man John Story, to be the father of George, and hope to prove or disaprove this some day. Johe Story was a trader from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who with his brother Thomas and a man by name of John Rutledge, seems to have roamed the country from Pennsylvania to as far south as South Carolinia. We are quoting below a family history of these two brothers verbatim as it has come to us. The piece contradicts itself, but if we tried to correct it we would be guessing and might do more harm than good. The Srorey family located as early as 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia on middle river, where Thomas and Samuel Williams kept a tavern. The bond for this ordinary was granted 10 February 1745. They were earler in New Jersey and Pennsylvaina. It is believed that Thomas and his brother John came to Virginia from Chester County, Pennsylvania about the same time as we find a record for a suit entered in June 1752 against John Storey and John Rutledge, traders from Chester County. For a note they gave to William Blyth of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It seems that Rutledge could not be found and John Storey was held for the note they gave to William Blyth of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It seems as Rutledge could not be found John Storey was held for the full amount of the note. Rutledge, no doubt, was located in Carolina. On 20 April 1747 James Rutledge of Carolina entered the suit against John Storey and the record is made of Thomas as Administer of John's estate. The writ reads 'Deat on Account 1740 to 7 large steers sold John Storey in Carolinia. John Storey had two sons Thomas and John, who lived in Virginia and Carolinia. On 20 August 1778 a Dower was sent off for Ann, widow to Thomas Storey. Thomas Storey died about 1763, children by his wife Ann were John born 1766 and Thomas born May 1768. Thomas Storey brother of John Storey, first above married Mary (?) and lived on the middle river in the Shanado where he owned 675 acres, which he bequethed to his widow and sons. He died in 1776 or 1777, and his will, dated 28 July 1774, was proved 20 August 1777 in which he mentions three sons and six daughters. His will states that he is stricken in years. His children were: Thomas born 1725 and died 1800, married Elizabeth (?), James born 1727, John born 1729, Rebecca, Martha, Sarah, Elinor, Elizabeth, Mary. If we can prove that John No 1 above was the father of our George, and if we can find his birth date, there is a good chance that we can find a son John with the same date listed in the book "Storey of old". This info is listed we are sure in a number of family bibles around the country, but since it has been customary for the daughters in a family to keep the personal family relics, it makes the tracing of these items very difficult. Since our records do not go beyond 1751 there is a chance that George was the immigrant and that he came over after his first son Anthony was born. George recieved his land at Fairforest under a grant by the king on 10 November 1752 this land was on the Spartanburg side of Fairforest and is still owned by our cousins in South Carolinia. This land in 1752 was in North Carolinia and then became part of the 96th District of South Carolinia, and county of Spartanburg was formed in the late 1780's. George's orignal land was increased by another grant on 17 December 1769. This grant has been preserved. George's orginal home was burned down during the Revolution War. His second built soon after was later used, we believe by his grandson George Storey. A part of his second home is still standing. George built a fort on his land during the war to protect the old people and women and children left behind when the younger men went to war. This was called the Storey's Fort and because of this George has been accepted by DAR as a Revolution Solder, as was four of his five sons. There is a family story in South Carolinia that a very old man named Storey was cared for by the women of Fairforest in a cave during the Revolution. This could be George, so it leaves us somethings to wonder about.

HISTORY: George was a charter member of Fairforest Presbyterian Church, but was never elected an Elder of that boby. He appears to have signed his name to several papers, but on most of his deeds his signature is his marked "X". The Heads of familes at Fairforest in 1776 were as follows: George Storey, Anthony Storey, James Mayes, James McLlwaine's Widow, James Means, William Means, Richard Saye, William Hodge, George Park, John Park, Arthur Park, William Patton, Joseph Kelso, John Davidson, Robert Harris, Nicolas Harris, Mrs. Kennedy, Family of Shaw, Thomas Barron Patrick Harberson, John Thomas, Josiah Culbertson, Samuel Culbertson, Thomas Hayney, John Elder, Robert Farris, James Crawford, Edward Denny, James Elder, Samuel Clowney, James Farris, John Armstrong, Authur Simpson, William Simpson and Widow Armstrong. Some members recorded as joining after 1776 are: William DeWitt, Thomas Mayes, Samuel Morrow, Samuel Archibald, Richard Thompson, John Tompson, John McDowell, and Moses White. George lived until his eightieth year in 1805. His last public record was his will made in 1800, given below. He was buried at Fairforest Cemetery, but due to the stones being hand-carved from soft stone, the inscriptions of most, including that of George, have been washed away.

PROBATE RECORDS: Spartanburg County, South Carolina
In the name of God, Amen, I George Story of the State of South Carolina and Spartanburg County, being in Common health of my body and my memory as perfect as I could expect considering the frilty of Body thanks be to God for his long continuation of favors to me - But calling to mind the morality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die . . . Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all it is my sincerest desire to resign and commit my soul that immortal part into the hands of that Blessed Jesus who suffered to redeem sinful men from everlasting torment and my body to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors . . . And as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
1st I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter, Margaret Elder, the negro girl named Sall which she has now in her possession. 2dly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son, George Story, a negro girl named Fanny, also one negro boy named Derre which is to remain with his mother until he is three years old, also all my wearing apparel. 3dly I give and bequeath to my Daughter in Law, Nancy Story, the one third part of twenty acres of land, one negro man named Leath which said negro she is to have for the space of ten years after my decease and at the expiration of said time the aforesaid negro Leath is to be sold and equally devided among all the children of the aforesaid Nancy Story, also twenty acres of land being a part of the third part of twenty acres of land is a part of a tract of land laid out to George Story, Jr. lying next to the land where on the said Nancy Story now lives and along a line of marked trees and also I give and bequeath unto the youngest son of the said Nancy Story three pounds to be put out at interest until he comes of age of twenty one years also seven pounds to be paid for the schooling of the children of the aforesaid Nancy Story. 4thly I give and bequeath unto my Son, Henry Story, a negro woman named Cloe. 5thly I give and bequeath unto my youngest son, James Story, all the tract of land I now live on comtaining two hundred and forty seven acres also one negro woman named Cede.
6thly ...............? 7thly I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my son Anthony Story, deceased, the sum of two dollars.
I likewise constitute and appoint my son James Story and my friend Hugh Means my executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby disannull all former wills and testaments ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this eleventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred.
(S) George Storey (Seal) Signed and acknowledged in the presents of us, /S/ Henry Foster /S/ Thomas Patton /S/ James Archibald

Colonel David HILL

David came to Livingston County, Kentucky from East Tennessee in 1795. He settled just west of the present town of Crayne near the Chapel Hill cemetery.

Hannah ELDER

She stated that she was 22 years old and of legal age when she was getting married.


NOTES: In an old bible belonging to his son George Washington Elder it says he died in 1837 and that he owned 1200 acres of land in the then county of Livingston.

PROBATE RECORDS: Wills of Livingston County, Kentucky film #318175, page #52
His will was probated 2 Jan 1837, excutors: John S. Elder and William Hamilton, attest: George Elder.

MARRIAGES: KY Pioneers & Their Descendents book #976.9 F829k
They were married by Samuel Brown.

William Hamilton ELDER

He died when he was about 15 years old according to old family bible.


NOTES: The Wheelers, John and his sons Henry and James came from South Carolina in 1796, to Livingston County, Kentucky. John settled the place now owned by Frank Paris. Henry settled the place known as the John M. Wilson farm in 1805, and also in 1805, James settled the place where his descendant Isaac Wheeler now lives. All the Wheelers were strict Presbyterians. They brought slaves with them when they came to Kentucky.


DEATH RECORDS: Crittenden County, Kentucky 1852 to 1907, page #67,
It says the following: Mary WHEELER, white, 91 years old, female, widow, farmer's wife, 22 Nov 1876 of old age, born in North Carolina, resident of Crittenden County, parents David and Polly Elder, parents birthplace unknown.

Thomas ELDER

MILITARY RECORDS: He was a veteran of the War of 1812.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1820 Livingston County, Kentucky page #5
Thomas ELDER 1 male under 10, 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26 to 45

PROBATE RECORDS: Caldwell County, Kentucky Will Book B, page #61
His WILL, was written 9 August 1841 in Caldwell County, Kentucky. He mentioned his wife: Catherine; sons: William Story ELDER and Samuel Brown ELDER; and daughter: Sarah Catherine ELDER under 21 years of age; His sons were made the executors; Witnesses: J. D. Wood, Alexander N. Maxwell and John R. Armstrong. His WILL was proved 20 Nov 1843.

Elizabeth ELDER

She died at the age of 16 of childbirth.