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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Lena Alice DOSS

She was 8 months old in 1880.


Leonard WORSHAM

NOTES: He was killed in the mines in Illinois and was from Cadiz, Kentucky according to Mama Jessie.


Lillie Mildred DOSS

CENSUS RECORDS: She was 38 in 1920, widowed, living with her three children in Clay, Webster, Kentucky.

NOTES: According to Uncle Bill Teague, Aunt Lillie was in a honky tonk and was shot and lost her arm. Uncle Bill could not remember which arm it was.


Leonard Dale WORSHAM

CENSUS RECORDS: He was one year 6 months old in 1920.

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX: SSN#386-01-8717, issued 25 Nov 1936 in Pontiac, Michigan, Leonard was living at 225 1/2 East Pike St. in Pontiac. He was working for Fisher Body Pontiac Division General Motors Corp. and he was 18 years old when he applied for his SSN.


Fred Raymond DOSS

NOTES: Fred was a very good musician. He played left handed on the fiddle, mandolin and guitar and played for a lot of dances when he was young.

OBITUARY: Providence Journal-Enterprise Newspaper, Thursday, October 16, 1942.
Funeral services for Fred R. DOSS, 68, near Clay, who died October 8 in Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Morganfield of accident injuries, were held at White Oak General Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. E. L. GRANT of Clay officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.


Helen Irene SMITH

She is listed as Dora Doss on the birth records of Webster County, Kentucky.


Anna Luretha DOSS

She had a little bull terrier dog named Cookie.


Anna Luretha DOSS

She had a little bull terrier dog named Cookie.


Joel Burgess DOSS Sr.

COURT RECORDS: Adair County, Kentucky Deed Book C, page #447, 8 Nov 1814
Joel DOSS, a poor boy of the county apprenticed to William MINTER for 9 years, or until he reaches the age of 21. MINTER to teach and instruct apprentice in the art and mystery of cotton carding and spinning. Said apprentice to be taught reading, writing, and common arithmetic.

COURT RECORDS: Adair County, Kentucky Court Order Book B, page #344, 3 Feb 1823
On motion of William MINTER by his attorney, it is ordered he be released from his covenant of indentures of apprenticeships binding Joel DOSS, James DOSS, Philip DOSS and John WHEELER as apprentices to him to learn the art and mystery of the cotton spinning and wool carding business, and said apprentices are released from their apprenticeships. Said boys are bound to Asa and William PITTMAN to learn same business.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Cumberland County, Kentucky
DOSS, Joel 1 male under 5 (James), 1 male 20 to 30 (Joel), 2 females under 5 (Sarah Ann & ?), 1 female 20 to 30 (Mildred)

DEED RECORDS: Cumberland County, Kentucky Deed Book H, page #153
Joel B. DOSS and wife Mildred deeded to William BRILEY a tract of land on Indian Creek in Cumberland County, Kentucky 14 Feb 1833

CENSUS RECORDS: 1840 Barren County, Kentucky page #134
DOSS, Joel B. 2 males under 5 (Joel & William), 2 males 5 to 10 (John & Charles), 1 male 10 to 15 (James), 1 male 30 to 40 (Joel), 2 females 10 to 15 (Sarah Ann & ?), 1 female 30 to 40 (Mildred)

CENSUS RECORD: 7 Sep 1850 Dist #2, Logan, Kentucky page #97, film #442979, family #372/372
DOSS, Joel B. age 46, male, wool carder, $160, VA
DOSS, Mildred age 42, female, KY
DOSS, John age 18, male, farmer, KY
DOSS, Joel age 12, male, KY
DOSS, William age 10, male, KY
DOSS, Mildred age 4, female, KY
DOSS, George age 1, male, KY

CENSUS RECORDS: 17 July 1860 Webster County, Kentucky book #976.988 x2p, family #665/660
DOSS, Joel B. age 56 male, wool carder, $250 $200, VA
DOSS, Mildred age 52 female, housekeeper, KY
DOSS, William age 20 male, laborer, KY
DOSS, Susan age 18 female, domestic, KY
DOSS, Elizabeth age 14 female, KY
DOSS, George S. age 12 male, KY
DOSS, Emily age 10 female, KY

NOTES: Joel and Mildred Doss and their daughter Sarah Donley were charter members of a church in Clay, Webster, Kentucky that was organized in 1861.

TAX RECORDS: Webster County, Kentucky 1861-1869 film #8274
In 1861, he had 74 acres in Webster County by Crab Orchard and the value of the land was $444.00, he had one horse valued at $20.00 and 3 children between the ages of 6 and 18 years. In 1862, everything was the same except he now had a mule (Jennie) worth $35.00 and his horse was now worth $25.00.

CENSUS RECORDS: 11 July 1870 Clay, Webster, Kentucky book #976.9883 x2f
DOSS, Joel B. age 66, male, wool carder at woolin mills, $100 & $100, VA
DOSS, Mildred age 62, female, Keeping house, KY
DOSS, Lizzie M. age 24, female, KY


Mildred HURT

Her father Charles gave permission for her to marry Joel.

She was in the 20 to 30 age bracket in 1830.

She was in the 30 to 40 age bracket in 1840.

She was 42 in 1850.

She was 52 in 1860.

She was 62 in 1870.


DOSS

She was under 5 in 1830, but name is not known.

She was in the 10 to 15 age bracket in 1840 and her name is still not known.

Did she die young or get married and move off somewhere?

Is she the Elizabeth A. DOSS age 18 that is living with Labon and Mary Ann in 1850 Christian County, Kentucky. She would really be closer to the age of 21 instead of 18 years old if it is her.


Phillip Valorius DOSS Sr.

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1799
Phillip DOSS 1-0-0-1
James DOSS, Exec. 0-0-0-2
Libbie GRIFFIN says, "this was the first year Philip was taxed, which might indicate that he was 16, but more likely he was older than that. Pittsylvania did NOT seem to tax young men at 16; in fact, they usually didn't seem to tax them until they married. The listing here for "James Exec." is the Estate of James DOSS Sr. who died in 1796. James Jr. who was made exempt from taxes by the court, didn't die until about 1812, but he was also not taxed. The executor of James Sr's. estate was Nathan THURMAN. The numbers shown this year indicate no male tithables and 2 horses."

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 17 Mar 1800
James DOSS Exec. 0-0-0-1
Phill DOSS 1-0-0-1 (one male & one horse)

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1 Aug 1801
James DOSS Exec. 0-0-0-1
Phill DOSS 1-0-0-1

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1802
James DOSS Exec. (failed to get the numbers)
Phillip DOSS 1-0-0-1

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 4 July 1803
Phillip DOSS 1-0-0-1
William DUDLEY 1-0-2-0 (next to Phillip; father-in-law of Phillip's sister, Mary Ann)

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 19 Mar 1804
James DOSS Exec 0-0-0-1
Phill DOSS 1-0-0-1

COURT RECORDS: In 1804 Pittsylvania County, Virginia court records was arrested for stealing a hog. In August 1804, he was also appointed to be in attendance to court for two days and again in November 1804, for two days.

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1805
James DOSS Exec. 1-0-0-1
Phillip DOSS (failed to get the numbers)

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 21 July 1806
James DOSS (Staunton) 2-0-1-1
Phillip DOSS 1-0-0-1
(Libbie GRIFFIN: This is James Jr. who was exempt. Phillip is listed, therefore James is paying tax on two other young men, one of whom was probably William and the other may be Edward.)

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1807
July 20 James DOSS Sr. EX(ec.) 0-0-1-1
July 17 William DOSS 1-0-0-2
July 23 Philip DOSS 1-0-0-1

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1808 records do not exist

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 30 Apr 1809
Abner DUDLEY 1-0-0-2
Phillip DOSS 1-0-0-2 (Libbie GRIFFIN: Phillip & Abner listed next to one another)

TAX RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1810
Abner DUDLEY 1-0-0-2
Phillip DOSS 1-0-0-1
James DOSS, Staunton, Exempt 1-0-1-4 (Libbie GRIFFIN: Philip's father)
Absalom DUDLEY 1-0-0-1
Preston DUDLEY 1-0-0-1

NOTES: In about 1811, he and his family moved to Kentucky.


Rhoda Elizabeth THURMAN

COURT RECORDS: Wayne County, Kentucky (p. 247-248)
Helen Griffith says Philip DOSS was dead by June 14, 1814 when the court "Ordered that a summons be issued against Rhoda DOSS, widow of Philip DOSS, dec'd, returnable here to the next court to shew cause if any she has or can say why the orphans of the said Philip DOSS may not be bound out according to law."

COURT RECORDS: Adair County, Kentucky Court Order Book B, page #494, 3 Jan 1815
Sheriff ordered to apply $15 toward the support of Rhoda DOSS, a poor woman of the county.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1820 Cumberland County, Kentucky
DOSS, Rhoda 1 Male under 10 (Samuel), 1 Male 10 to 16 (Labon), 1 Female under 10 (Anna), 1 Female 26 to 45 (Rhoda)

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Cumberland County, Kentucky
DOSS, Rhoda 3 Males 15 to 20, 2 Males 20 to 30, 1 Female 40 to 50 (Rhoda), 1 Female 70 to 80,(Could be Lydia Ayres Doss, born 13 May 1758 died in Logan County, Kentucky died 13 Jan 1831. She was the wife of Azariah DOSS a 3rd cousin to Phillip.)

CENSUS RECORDS: Where is she in 1840? Is she the woman in the 40 to 50 age bracket living with Labon DOSS in Barren County, Kentucky?

CENSUS RECORDS: She was 67 in 1850 living with her son Samuel in Christian County, Kentucky.

NOTES: From Libbie Griffin: My hunch is that Rhoda is related to the THURMAN's. Richard THURMAN's daughter, Rhoda, married Nathaniel BOW and I have proof that she is not this Rhoda. Perhaps this Rhoda is the niece of that Rhoda THURMAN. I suspect she was the daughter of Laban THURMAN, probably from a wife prior to this one: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marriage Abstracts by Knorr lists "5 March 1797, Laban THURMAN and Molley MORRIS BOW, daughter of Gemyme (sic: Jemima?) BOW (mother). Surerty - Nathaniel BOW, Married by Rev. James KINNEY." We have extensive information about this BOW family, including Jemima and Nathan. We know they moved to Kentucky with (about the same time as) this DOSS family. We also see Rhoda living with the THURMAN's after Philip's death. But, so far no proof of her parents has been found. Nathan MURPHY thought she might be a daughter of an earlier Joel Burgess, but I find that he was an early preacher in Pittsylvania, and think that's why they honored him by naming a child for him.


Charles HURT

MARRIAGES: Adair County, Kentucky 1802-1840, book #976.9675 V25b

HISTORY: Charles HURT was a constable in Adair County, Kentucky in 1810 and raised a family. His daughter Seney was the wife of Daniel LEWIS. I saw her in the year 1885 when she was very old. She had a son, Wilson LEWIS, who died about the year of 1880 and left several children who have resided in the State of Texas for many years. A daughter of Seney LEWIS married John Wesley McKINNEY who resides in this county but I know of no descendants. "by Judge Roland HURT" (Info found: http://www.gencircles.com/users/evil3/1/data/17317)

CENSUS RECORDS: 1810 Adair County, Kentucky page #14
HURT, Charles 1 male 16 to 25 (Charles), 2 females under 10 (Asentha & Mildred), 1 female 16 to 25 (Sarah)

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Adair County, Kentucky page #21
HURT, Chas. 3 males under 5 (Charles P., Thomas M. & Benjamin F.), 1 male 5 to 10 (?), 1 male 15 to 20 (?), 1 male 50 to 60 (Charles), 1 female 5 to 10 (Mary), 2 females 10 to 15 (Rolinda & Susan), 1 female 15 to 20 (?), 1 female 40 to 50 (Sarah)


Sarah WHEELER

She was mentioned in her father's Will in 1823.

CENSUS RECORDS: 9 Aug 1850 Logan County, Kentucky film #442979
HURT, Sarah age 65, female, VA
HURT, Thomas Minor age 23, male, KY
HURT, Rolinda age 30, female, KY
HURT, Charles P. age 20, female, KY
HURT, Mary F. age 10, female, KY


Rolinda HURT

She was 30 in 1850.


Charles P. HURT

He was 20 in 1850.


John Burgess DOSS

He was in the 5 to 10 age bracket in 1840.

He was 18 in 1850.

CENSUS RECORDS: 17 July 1860 Webster County, Kentucky book #976.988 x2p
He was 30 years old and was a cabinet maker and had $200.00

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Clark County, Missouri

In 1900 John was living with his son William Judson Doss in Clark County, Missouri.

From family bible of Joel Vernon Doss of Visalia, California in 1983 Vernon said his grandfather (John Doss) worked for the railroad in Mojave, California.


Mary Jane WRIGHT

From family bible of Joel Vernon Doss of Visalia, Calif. 1983