I was researching the Plumlee line. Turns out the Plumlee farm was
just down from the Harvey Johns farm... Well, you might think this is
strange for me to be looking at the Plumlee family. You won't believe
this!!! : I remembered my former mother-in-law, Rue Ell Camp's
grandmother was a Plumlee Wanting to add my former husband's
information to my daughter's tree, I called Rue Ell and asked her if
she would mind giving me some information. With what she gave me, I
connected HER line to the brother of Samuel 'Black Sam' Plumlee who
married Nancy Arterberry, the sister to our Moses Arterberry! I ran a
relation chart on both sides of the tree and my daughter shows as a
decendant of both lines! My daughter is also my very distant cousin!
Land records show the 'Plumlee Corner' right on the other
side of the Harvey Johns farm. Arterberry on one side...Plumlee on
the other side. I think the Dicken land was to the north of the
Arterberry land...must check this out.
1. Arterberry farm was located on Big McFarland Creek, near
Hestand, Monroe County, Kentucky.
2. William Harvey Johns' farm was located in Clay County,
Tennessee, near Moss, Tennessee. Formerly Jackson County, Tennessee.
Moss, Tennessee is 3 or 4 miles from the headwaters of Big McFarland
Creek in Monroe County, Kentucky.
3. Plumlee farm....
4. Dicken farm....
Anyone have a map showing this connection??
Harvey Johns records (of Betty Jean) were in Smith County,
A cousin named Reed Rush (now deceased) , son of Eunice Matilda
Arterberry who was the daughter of James Harvey Arterberry and
Catherine Sims wrote Terry Lorenzo Arterberry a letter back on March
16th, 1966 telling how he found the bible records of Nancy Ann
Hughlett's in his grandmother's attic.
Another letter Ralph has copied and sent me was from
Christine Veasey Arterberry, wife of Holly A. Arterberry from
Baytown, Texas dated August 1966. She had some genealogy papers also
including the service papers of Benjamin Franklin Arterberry.
Christine still alive?? Anyone have a copy of B.F. Arterberry's
Betty Jean has a letter from Reed Rush to...... which is
similar but talks a little about Charley Johns.
Betty Jean's visit to the Arterberry Farm:
I think Marcella Headrick, the woman I paid to do some
research in Monroe Co told me about the Arterberry place near Moss
and the three of us drove out in that direction. We stopped and asked
directions from a man and his wife, who said they knew where it was
and showed us the way. It was way down in the holler in the
"bottoms". There were people living in the house, which was a log
house with a dogtrot right in the middle. It was no longer open but
had sliding glass doors(!) Some of the house had aluminum siding but
the logs were exposed. There was a well right in the front yard with
a bucket on a rope with a wheel or handle to pull it up. We were not
invited in but they were friendly and said "look around" There was a
small stream behind the house on way to barn. Maybe this was the
Arterberry Branch of McFarland Creek. A small distance away, perhaps
1000 yds was the other house, bigger, maybe two story which we looked
at longingly, but no one was home to tell us anything. This house was
owned by the Kings who had bought it from Arterberrys.
We climbed up a hill nearby which possibly was a gravesite
for Moses and others. There were no gravestones, only rocks which had
served as markers and undoubtedly had been moved from their original
Notes from Ralph Wesley:
According to Terry Lorenzo Arterberry records for his
application to the Sons of the American Revolution:
Terry Lorenzo Arterberry's card from the National society of
the Sons of the American Revolution. It says he was approved by the
Registrar General, under National Number 94525 amd State Number 1244
and is dated June 24, 1966.
Ann had a sister Elizabeth who married Gen. Samuel Wilson of
the Revolutionary War. Old Mulkey Meeting House, Monroe County,
Kentucky is located on land formerly owned by General Wilson.
1. Did Terry Lorenzo join the SAR under William Hughlett?
2. Ralph has some dates different from us. Need to check
Also, one of the papers he has listing the children of
Thompson and Elizabeth has a 13th child born to Thompson and
Elizabeth...one Thompson Arterberry born Sept 5, 1860. I have THIS
Thompson as the son of William Tyre Arterberry. Do you have any facts
Arterberry Farm - Notes from Betty Jean from a visit to the farm
perhaps back in the mid 1980's-
Farm kept in Arterberry family until Terry's death. Now
owned by grandson of Cordell Hull, Tennessee, was U. S. Secretary of
State 1933-1944. House was built by Arterberry's first settlers-made
of hand-hewn logs-white ash floors-square nails. Later paneled in
150 Acres farmland
350 Acres of timber, mostly oak and walnut.
Everlasting Spring Water
10 miles south of Tompkinsville.
Ruth's notes on this: I am assuming that the house was built
by Moses Arterberry, father of Thompson since he was the first
Arterberry settler of the family in Monroe County, Kentucky??????
Jack Bagby's notes to his connection to the Arterberry family:
What we have on James is ify. There were two "James and
Jane" living in Illinois at about this time on the 1850 census. Ours
in Hamilton Co. and another James Atabury 54, farmer born S. C.
living in Franklin County, Ill., wife Jane 48 born N. C.
1-Children: Richa 24 m. born Ill.
2-Chas 21 m born Ill.
3-David 18 m born Ill.
4-Thos. 17m born Ill.; Jas 10m born Ill.; and Jno. 6 m born
Ill. I think this may be the one who was married in 1824 White Co.
This James died probably 26 Aug. 1854.
Our James is: James Arterberry born abt. 1804; died 30 Jan
1881, aged 77 yr. 2 days. [tombstone] in Arterberry Cemetery. Married
Jane _____? born about 1810.
Children start about 1830:
1-Marie Arterberry b-Nov 17, 1830, Tennessee; died Aug. 30,
1922, buried Arterberry Cem. located Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Ill.
Married Peter Malone 1847. [obit]
2-John C. Arterberry born Feb 22, 1834, Tennessee; died
Sept. 7, 1854, bur. Arterberry Cem.
3-James Welcome Arterberry born abt. 1835, Illinois; married
Julia A. Hains.
4-Susan W. Arterberry born abt 1838 Illinois.
5-William H. Arterberry born abt. 1840 Ill.
6-George W. Arterberry born abt 1843 Ill.
7-Rachel Arterberry born abt 1847 Ill.
8- Jasper Newton Arterberry born Aug. 20, 1849 Crook
Township, Hamilton Co., Ill.; Died July 19, 1907; Thackeray, Hamilton
Co. Ill, bur Arterberry Cem. Married Mattie J. Allen Dec. 22, 1870
Hamilton Co. Ill. Assume buried withhusband in Arterberry Cem.
From South-Central Kentucky Listserv:
The discharges of the soldiers in 9th regiment of Kentucky
Volunteers were registered (at least for many of them) with the
Monroe Co Clerk and recorded in Will Book A, 1861-1864. This is the
Union Army. Buglar Wilson C. Arterberry Co. M Cavalry is listed.
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