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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Allen WHEELER

He was mentioned in his fathers WILL.


Samuel WHEELER

He was mentioned in his fathers WILL.

They moved to Shelby County, Indiana after 1830.

Mentioned in father's will


Burrell T. WOOSLEY Sr.

Perrin's History of Christian County, Kentucky.

MARRIAGES: Christian County, Kentucky, Record Book 1 Page 24.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1850 Christian County, Kentucky book #976.978X2p family #411/457

Burrell was the third of five children born to Thomas Woosley.


Elizabeth REED

She was 78 years old living with her son Dr. John H. Woosley in 1880, and was a widow. She said both her parents were born in North Carolina.


Thomas WOOSLEY Jr.

MARRIAGES: Halifax County, Virginia
Surety for marriage was William Woosley, Witnessed by Thomas Woosley Sr. and Benjamin Hubbard. This was his first marriage.

MILITARY RECORDS: Served in Virginia Continental Army Revolutionary War Pension #W1005, I have a copy of the abstract of his pension records. He received 100 acres of land for his service as a private during the Revolutionary War.

HISTORY: Trigg County, Kentucky --- The name of but one Revolutionary soldier appears as such upon the Trigg County records. In 1820, June 19, Thomas Owsley (indexed Woosley) made application for a pension, and produced in open court the following schedule of his property: "An old horse, one cow, one calf, two two-year-old heifers, fourteen sheep, two sows and seventeen pigs, six old pewter plates, five knives, as many forks, and some wooden utensils of little or no value."

Left Virginia and came to Kentucky first to Lexington, then Barren County, then to Christian County, Kentucky by 1814.

Perrin's History of Christian County, Kentucky.

He was 90 in 1850 living with his son Moses Woosley. The census calls him an old soldier of the Revolutionary War.


Dianne TRIBBLE

Woosley Family Cemetery located just off the Princeton Road on the J. R. Thompson farm.


Doctor John H. WOOSLEY

CENSUS RECORDS:1850 Christian county, Kentucky film #7849 #411/458

CENSUS RECORDS: 28 June 1880 Bainbridge, Christian, Kentucky film #1254409, Page 129A
John H. WOOSLEY Self M M W 51 KY
Occ: Physician Fa: VA Mo: NC
Virginia A. WOOSLEY Wife F M W 30 KY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: KY
Elizabeth WOOSLEY Mother F W W 78 NC
Occ: Unemployed Fa: NC Mo: NC
Margaret B. WOOSLEY Other F S W 14 KY
Occ: Servant Fa: KY Mo: KY
James R. MC CLURE StepSon M S W 8 KY
Fa: TN Mo: KY

COUNTY HISTORY: of Christian county, Kentucky book #976.978 H2c, His bio says that he was 20 years old when he went to study medicine under Dr. J.W. Jones in Springfield, Illinois where he became personally aquianted with Abraham Lincoln. He later graduated from the University of Louisville, and in 1855 began the practice of medicine in Edmondson county, Kentucky, whence he was elected in 1857 to the Kentucky State Legislature, serving one term. During the Civil War he went south and was for a time connected with the Confederate Army as Assistant in the Commissary Department under E. M. Bruce. After the war he settled in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky where he practiced medicine until 1870 when he came back to Christian county. He purchased a farm near where he was born, and there commanded an extensive practice. Since 1883 he has been a resident of Hopkinsville where he is still actively engaged in medicine. He was a member of the State and County Medical Associations.


Elvira A. WOOSLEY

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Bainbridge, Christian, Kentucky Film #1254409, Page 124D
Elvira A. WOOSLEY Self F D W 52 VA
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: VA
Lavinia E. WOOSLEY Dau F S W 20 KY
Occ: School Mistress Fa: KY Mo: VA
Josephine I. WOOSLEY Dau F S W 17 KY
Occ: At School Fa: KY Mo: VA
Collins B. WOOSLEY Son M M W 30 KY
Occ: Physician Fa: KY Mo: VA
Mary F. WOOSLEY Dau-in-Law F M W 25 KY
Fa: KY Mo: KY
Wilson WOOSLEY Nephew M S W 21 KY
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: VA Mo: KY

CENSUS RECORDS: 1900 Christian Co, Kentucky shows Elvira as head of the house and a seamtress and her daughter Josephine was living with her.


Josephine I. WOOSLEY

She was 17 in 1880 and was attending school.


Doctor John H. WOOSLEY

CENSUS RECORDS:1850 Christian county, Kentucky film #7849 #411/458

CENSUS RECORDS: 28 June 1880 Bainbridge, Christian, Kentucky film #1254409, Page 129A
John H. WOOSLEY Self M M W 51 KY
Occ: Physician Fa: VA Mo: NC
Virginia A. WOOSLEY Wife F M W 30 KY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: KY
Elizabeth WOOSLEY Mother F W W 78 NC
Occ: Unemployed Fa: NC Mo: NC
Margaret B. WOOSLEY Other F S W 14 KY
Occ: Servant Fa: KY Mo: KY
James R. MC CLURE StepSon M S W 8 KY
Fa: TN Mo: KY

COUNTY HISTORY: of Christian county, Kentucky book #976.978 H2c, His bio says that he was 20 years old when he went to study medicine under Dr. J.W. Jones in Springfield, Illinois where he became personally aquianted with Abraham Lincoln. He later graduated from the University of Louisville, and in 1855 began the practice of medicine in Edmondson county, Kentucky, whence he was elected in 1857 to the Kentucky State Legislature, serving one term. During the Civil War he went south and was for a time connected with the Confederate Army as Assistant in the Commissary Department under E. M. Bruce. After the war he settled in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky where he practiced medicine until 1870 when he came back to Christian county. He purchased a farm near where he was born, and there commanded an extensive practice. Since 1883 he has been a resident of Hopkinsville where he is still actively engaged in medicine. He was a member of the State and County Medical Associations.


Virginia A. MCCLURE

She was 30 in 1880.


George Washington WOOSLEY

He was 7 in 1850.

CENSUS RECORDS:1 June 1880 Bainbridge, Christian, Kentucky film #1254409, Page #107
George W. WOOSLEY Self M M W 37 KY
Occ: Farmer Fa: VA Mo: VA
Sarah M. WOOSLEY Wife F M W 30 TN
Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: KY
Charley M. WOOSLEY Son M S W 9 KY
Occ: At Home Fa: KY Mo: TN
Dona G. WOOSLEY Dau F S W 7 KY
Occ: At Home Fa: KY Mo: TN
George E. WOOSLEY Son M S W 5 KY
Fa: KY Mo: TN
Susie B. WOOSLEY Dau F S W 1 KY
Fa: KY Mo: TN

Frank Beard found his grave stone in the Cerulean Springs Cemetery in 1970.


Sarah M. COOKSEY

She was 30 in 1880.


Charles E. WOOSLEY

He was 9 in 1880.


George E. WOOSLEY

He was 5 in 1880.


Susie B. WOOSLEY

She was 1 in 1880.


Samuel S. WOOSLEY Sr.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Halifax County, Virginia page #449
Samuel S. WOOSLEY 1 male under 5 (James W.), 1 male 20 to 30 (Samuel S.), 1 female under 5 (Elvira A.), 1 female 10 to 15 (?), 1 female 20 to 30 (Nancy)

HISTORY: Samuel came to Christian County, Kentucky from Halifax County, Virginia in about 1833 and he obtained his lands from the Indians. The land was where the George Watts, place now is. He was buried in the Cephas Watts home Cemetery. The graves are on the right side of the highway near the road that leads from Sinking Fork to Gracey. I took picture of marker 19 July 2001.

COURT RECORDS: Christian County, Kentucky Court Order Book Volume 1, page #353
29 Oct 1844, James W., Elvira A., infants of Samuel S., and over 14 years of age, came and made choice of said Samuel S., as their guardian, and on motion of said Samuel S., he is appointed guardian of Wilson H. and Lavina J., his children under 14 years of age, and being sworn, said Samuel S., entered into bond of $800.00 with Moses Woosley and James T. Woosley approved of as security.
page #525 ---- 31 July 1848, As guardian of my infant children by my former wife Nancy Woosley, formerly Nancy Francis, I have to report that what estate they are entitled to is in the state of Virginia, and that nothing belonging to said children has come to my hand, Samuel S. Woosley.

He was 50 in 1850 living in Dist #1, Christian, Kentucky.

PROBATE RECORDS: Will Books of Christian County, Kentucky Book X, page #41, SLFHL book #976.978 p28g
Samuel's WILL, was written 2 June 1876 and was probated 17 July 1876. He mentions daughters: Sarah Ann Woosley, Mandy J. Woosley, Elviny Woosley, Vera Renshaw and Catherine Woosley. Sons: James W., Wilson H., William W., George W., and Jessy Woosley. The executors were Finis H. Renshaw and Jessy Woosley and the witnesses were J. W. Owen and R. H. May.


Lydia FRANCIS

She was 43 in 1850.

I took picture of her marker on 19 July 2001.


Samuel M. WOOSLEY Jr.

He was 9 in 1850.

NOTES: Sam fell off his horse and froze to death as he tried to open the gate to his farm yard. They found him in the morning with his hair frozen to the ground. My grandmother,(Jessie Doss Beard) told my father (Frank Beard), they had to cut his hair loose from the ice to bring him into the house. This story reminded my dad of the Jim Reeves song, "The Blizzard". According to some sources he was slightly drunk more than likely. He never married. I took a picture of his marker 19 July 2001.


Malon J. WOOSLEY

He was 6 in 1850.

He was 16 in 1860 living with his half-brother Wilson Henry WOOSLEY.

Died at the battle of Jonesboro in the Civil War, he was a Yankee.


Jesse Adams WOOSLEY

He was 3 in 1850.

He was 33 in 1880, single and living with his sister Sarah and her husband George M. Cooksey and was working as a farm laborer.


Steven WOOSLEY

He was killed when he fell from a smoke stack he was cleaning at Grand Rivers.

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Adelia M. WOOSLEY

She was 3 in 1870.

She was 12 in 1880.


James Thomas WOOSLEY Sr.

CENSUS RECORDS: 14 Sep 1850 Dist#1, Christian County, Kentucky film #7849, family #559/607
He had $1570.00 and was a farmer