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Kentucky Families

Clark, Jefferson, and Lincoln Counties

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The Bluegrass State the 15th State of the United States June 1, 1792

From "'Dark and Bloody Ground,' the name given Kentucky at the time of settlement in the mid-eighteenth century. Northern and southern tribes, particularly the Cherokee and Shawnee, had long fought over the region. When representatives of the Transylvania Land Company signed the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals in 1775, Chief Dragging Canoe of the Cherokee said they had secured "a dark and bloody ground." In later periods Kentucky has been called "a dark and bloody ground" because of its feuds and civil outbreaks."

While none of my families stayed in Kentucky, Isaac FALLIS and his brother Jacob and families were in the 1810 Lincoln County Federal census before moving to Greene County, Ohio by 1812. Benjamin FOREMAN and family was in Clark County in the late 1790's to early 1800's before moving to Clark County, Ohio by 1810 or so. The VAUGHAN's probably also traveled with the FALLIS' from Virginia.

Clark County

My third great-grandparents Rachel FIRMAN 1794-1874 Clark County, Kentucky to Clark County, Logan County and Delphos, Van Wert County, Ohio and Edmund TIMMONS 1790-1866 Virginia to Pickaway County, Clark County, Logan County to Delphos, Van Wert County, Ohio.

Rachel's parents Benjamin FOREMAN 1745-1828 Frederick County, Virginia to Clark County, Kentucky to Clark County, Ohio and Mary "Polly" VanDIVER 1760-1770 to before June 25, 1860 probably in Virginia now West Virginia. Some speculate she or a first wife was killed by Indians perhaps in Kentucky or Virginia.

Jefferson County

Cousin Thomas Fallis bought 2,500 acres on August 20, 1786 on Beech Fork signed by Patrick Henry.

Lincoln County

My fourth great-grandparents Mercy VAUGHAN married Isaac FALLIS October 10, 1797 in Shenandoah County, Virginia moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky by the 1810 Federal Census then Greene County, Ohio around 1813.

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