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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


Doctor Samuel Young BIGHAM

Bigham Family Records microfilm #1598133 item #4.

He is buried at the Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

OBITUARY: Dr. Samuel Y. BIGHAM born Madison County, Kentucky 20 Oct 1800; moved with parents to then Caldwell County, Kentucky in 1816, "read medicine" for several years; moved to McLemoresville, Tennessee in 1830 and practiced medicine; married (1) Mary L. Mitchum in 1835; 10 children; (2) Maggie Morris, 16 May 1860; 3 children; died 22 April 1887; ruling elder in Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


He fought in the Revolutionary War. He had three daughters under 10 years old in 1790 census.

PROBATE RECORDS: Caldwell County, Kentucky Michael's, Will was written 3 Dec 1840 and was recorded 21 March 1842, in Caldwell county, Kentucky. dau: Polly Fite (dec'd) left land in Carrol Co MS 163 acres on Hayses Creek; dau: Jannett B Wood; left slaves Sylas, Charlotte and land on Eddy Creek;
dau: Penninah Dunn (dec'd) heirs (her youngest child is Ararat); dau: Matilda Mercer slaves Jenny and her children: Martha Ann and Mary; dau: Eliza B Bigham slaves Friday and Luisa; son: Michael Washington Freeman land on Eddy Creek (up to M W Freeman and Scott to Wm Mercer to Watson) to M. W. Freeman slaves Jackson and Hellen and all mills because he paid a debt to the estate of Andrew Dunn dec'd; grandson: Michael Freeman Wood; grandson: John Freeman Fite; Grandson: William Freeman;
Grandson: James Freeman; son: M. W. Freeman and John Mercer executors.


There are probably more children names unknown at this time. Found marriage in parish records of Dublin I will have to find the film number and add it later.


MILITARY RECORDS: Pension Records #S6638, NC, Applied for pension 16 Oct 1832, age 72 years in York County, South Carolina. He served from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and lived in the Steele Creek settlement about 9 miles southwest of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He enlisted in late 1779 and fought at Ramsours Mills. He states he was born in 1760 in Ireland and emigrated with his father to America in 1766 to the Steele Creek Settlement in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina where he lived until 1807. He then moved to York County, South Carolina where he now resides (1832). On 24 January 1838, Joseph Bigham appeared before the pension board in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina said he was on York County, South Carolina rolls but had to move with his son to Mecklenburg because his son help to take care of him. He died sometime between March and September of 1840.

Robert BIGHAM Jr.

His WILL, was written 2 May 1815 and was probated August 1815.


CENSUS RECORDS: 8 Aug 1850 District #1, Crittenden, Kentucky 55/55, he was 24 and a merchant and it says they were married in the census year.

Emma Freeman BIGHAM

She was an infant baptism of the Bethany-Marion Presbyterian Church in 1843.
She was 16 in 1850.


In 1850, he was living with Thomas J. Pickens and his wife Emma F. Robert was 17 and was a clerk in the store of Thomas Pickens.

HISTORY: Kentucky, A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885 Crittenden County R. COFFIELD was born in what is now Union District, Crittenden County, Kentucky 8 December 1832, and is a son of Isaac S. and Lucinda (Ray) Coffield. His father was a native of Edgecombe County, North Carolina and was born in 1789. His mother was probably born in Kentucky; her parents came from Maryland. In 1802 the father came with his parents to this county. They were among the first settlers here, and upon their arrival they at once proceeded to patent about 1,000 acres of land. The father died in this county about 1843, the mother in 1832. Subject is the youngest of a family of seven children and is the only one now living. His father died when he was eleven years old, and he subsequently came to Marion, where he attended school. He also spent some time at the Cumberland Presybterian College at Princeton, and the old seminary at Hopkinsville. At the age of twenty-one, he began merchandising at Marion and followed it for about eighteen months, then purchased a farm in the Hurricane District, where he still resides, owning about 100 acres. In May 1884, he was appointed storekeeper and gauger for the Second Revenue District of Kentucky, and is still serving in that capacity. Mr. Coffield was married 22 January 1856, to Miss Ellen S. Bigham, daughter of Harvey W. and Sarah (Rice) Bigham. This lady was born in 1837, and died 22 October 1858. She was the mother of one child, R. L. born 31 October 31 1856, died 16 February 1882. Mr. Coffield's second marriage took place 13 May 1863, to Miss. Lucinda (Walker) Evertson. Mrs. Coffield was born in 1843, and is the mother of seven children: Minnie D., Lavinia, Lucinda, Lilly G., Horatio E., Mary and Norman. Mrs. Coffield is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Coffield served as United States marshal in this county in 1870. In politics he is identified with the Republican party.

Ellen Sophronia BIGHAM

She was an infant baptism of the Bethany-Marion Presbyterian Church in 1843.

DEATH RECORDS: Crittenden County, Kentucky 1852-1908
She died of consumption at the age of 23 years.

Samuel Henry PILES Sr.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1850 Livingston County, Kentucky family #759
PILES, Samuel age 26, male, merchant, KY
PILES, Gabreller age 13, female, KY
PILES, Sarah age 61, female, $10,000.00, KY
PILES, John age 29, male, merchant, KY
PILES, Eliza age 26, female, KY

He was 33 in 1860.

Sarah Harvey BIGHAM

She was an infant baptism of the Bethany-Marion Presbyterian Church in 1845.

In 1860 she was a school teacher and was living with Robert L. and Lavinia E. Bigham.

Fredonia BIGHAM

She was an infant baptism of the Bethany-Marion Presbyterian Church in 1843.