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Falk Relations:  Popplewell Family

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Hack Popplewell (c1720-1794), m. Judith ---
  • 1776-1783, Virginia Navy Hack Poplar, seaman, for 3 years, bounty of 200 acres [uncertain]
  • 27 Mar. 1788, "[chargeable:] Hack Poplar, [white males over 21:] Hack Poplar, no white males 16-21, no blacks over 12 [Virginia, Northumberland County, Tax List]
  • 14 Feb. 1791, Northumberland Co.will of Judith Hilman of St. Stephens Parish dated 13 Feb. 1789, proved 14 Feb. 1791, witnesses Hack Popwill, John Keeve, George Kesterson [uncertain]
  • 15 Apr. 1794, Northumberland Co. estate of Hack Popewell administered by Nehemiah Covington [uncertain]
  • Russell Co., Kentucky - History and Families, c1996. On p. 18, "The Popplewell family first moved to Kentucky after the Revolutionary War. Isaac Popplewell, son of Hack Popplewell, took possession of his father's land grant prior to 1803. The land grant was issued to Hack Popplewell for services rendered in the Revolutionary War. The area of the land grant was in the Wolf Creek area of what is now Russell County but was at the time Adair County."
  • Gwathmey, John H., ed., Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, 1938. On p. 433, Hack Poplar, b. 1740, Virginia, navy
  • United States Census Bureau, Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790; Records of the State Enumerations: 1782-1785, Virginia, 1908. On p. 75, "1784, Northumberland County ... Popplewell, Hack, 3 white souls, 1 dwelling"
Isaac Popplewell (c1759-c1814), m. Elizabeth Flynt (1766--)
  • 19 June 1790, Isaac Popplewell, 1 white tithable, no blacks, 1 horse [Virginia, Orange County, Tax List]
  • 1810, Isaac Poppwell, 40101-02010 [USA, 1810 Census, Kentucky, Adair County]
  • 1820, Eliz Popuwell, 121200-00001, 4 ag [USA, 1820 Census, Kentucky, Adair County]
  • 1830, Simcoe Popplewell, 121211-100001001 [USA, 1830 Census, Kentucky, Russell County] [includes mother Elizabeth]
  • 11 Sep. 1850, Simscoe Poplarwell 58 farmer VA, Sintha 57 VA, Squire 30 farmer KY, Simsco 14 KY, Syntha 17 KY, Thomas Smith 11 KY, Elizabeth Poplarwell 80 VA [USA, 1850 Census, Kentucky, Russell County]
  • Russell Co., Kentucky - History and Families, c1996. On p. 18, "The Popplewell family first moved to Kentucky after the Revolutionary War. Isaac Popplewell, son of Hack Popplewell, took possession of his father's land grant prior to 1803. The land grant was issued to Hack Popplewell for services rendered in the Revolutionary War. The area of the land grant was in the Wolf Creek area of what is now Russell County but was at the time Adair County."
  • Lewis, James F. & J. Motley Booker, compilers, Northumberland County Virginia Wills 1770-1793 and Administrations, 1770-1790, 1967. On p. 112, "Page 135. Flynt, John, of St. Stephens Parish. W.W. 27 October 1785 -- W.P. 13 February 1786. Wife Sarah Flynt- to have my whole estate for four years after my decease to help to raise my small children, and at the end of four years, all my estate to be equally divided amongst all my children. Negro man Caleb, to belong to my daughter Elizabeth Popwell upon having the negro fellow valued, and paying all my children an equal part of him. Moses Taylor, executor. Witness: John Doxey, Elizabeth Davis, and Milley Hays."
  • United States Census Bureau, Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790; Records of the State Enumerations: 1782-1785, Virginia, 1908. "1784, Northumberland County ... Popplewell, Isaac, 2 white souls, 1 dwelling, 1 other building"
John Popplewell (1801-1849), m. Sarah Dunbar (1804--)
  • 1830, John Popplewell, 00002-20001 [USA, 1830 Census, Kentucky, Russell County]
  • 1840, John Poplar, 100001-122001, 1 ag [USA, 1840 Census, Missouri, Platte County]
  • 19 Mar. 1849, "Last Will of John Popplewell. State of Missouri, County of Andrew, the year of our Lord 1849, February the 24th. I consider myself in a low state of health and in Case I shall die, I want this to be my last will and testament, and do consider myself in sound mind enough to make a fair distribution of my property. I wish my widow to have all the property to use as she thinks best during her widowhood or natural life. I wish to have property enough disposed of to raise money sufficient to clear the land out of the office such as the family can best spare. I wish Vincent Wilson and Eli Joslin to attend to selling the property to raise the money and pay it into the office as the law may require. John Popplewell. Witness Berry Cawood, James Howard, John (his mark) F. Baly. In addition to the above will, I wish in case I do die Sary Popplewell, my widow to make Samuel McGown, a good and lawful deed to the north eighty of the quarter section of land that we now live on, according to Contract by the said McGown furnishing the said Sarah Popplewell the full amount of money that is required by law to enter the same, and at such times as the law may require. State of Missouri County of Andrew. In vacation of the Andrew County Court after February term, 1849. Be it remembered that on the 19th day of March AD 1849 before me, Edwin Toole, Clerk of the County Court, within and for said County on Vacation personally appeared, Berry cawood and James Howard whose names are subscribed to the within and foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of John Popplewell, deceased, and being duly sworn, upon their oaths state, that they subscribed their names to the said instrument of writing in the presence of said testator, and at his request as witnesses thereto: that the said Berry cawood signed the name of the said testator to the same at the request of the said testator in his presence and in the presence of the said James Howard, and which the said testator also pronounced and published as and for his last will and testament. The said Berry Cawood and James Howard further say that at the time the said testator executed the said instrument of writing they verily believe he was of sound and disposing mind and memory. Berry cawood James Howard which the undersigned considers sufficient to establish said will. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said County Court this 19th day of March 1849. Edwin Toole Clerk. Received for record March 19th 1849. Edwin Toole Clerk, by Thos H. Clarke, Deputy." [Missouri, Andrew County, Will Book A, p. 51-52]
  • 1 Nov. 1850, res. Platte Twp, Sarah Poplewell 46 KY, Cassander 19 KY, Lettice 17 KY, Permelia 13 KY, John 11 MO [USA, 1850 Census, Missouri, Andrew County]
  • 1 Aug. 1860, res. Platte Twp, Vincent Wilson 52 farmer VA, Irena 33 KY, John 15 MO, Minerva 13 MO, Sarah Popplewell 51 KY, John W 20 MO [USA, 1860 Census, Missouri, Andrew County]
  • 4 July 1870, res. Platte Twp, Vincent Wilson 52 farmer VA, Irena 42 KY, John 19 farm laborer MO, Hiram 17 farm laborer MO, Sarah Popplewell 66 KY, Amanda Felhes 11 MO [USA, 1870 Census, Missouri, Andrew County]
  • Andrew County Historical Society, Andrew County Wills, 1841-1882, 1979. On p. 23, "John Popplewell. Will dated 24 Feb. 1849, Filed 19 Mar. 1849. Wife - Sarah and family, Vincent Wilson and Eli Joslin mentioned, Witnesses - Berry Cawood, James Howard, and John F. Baly"
  • Burdette, Ruth Paull, compiler, Marriage Records of Adair County, Kentucky, 1802-1840, 1975. "Popplewell, John and Sally Dunbar, dau. of Rueben Dunbar, Attest James Dunbar & William Chamberlin. 9 December 1824 by Winfrey."
  • Saunders, Gladys Popplewell, A History of the Building of the Village of Whitesville in Andrew County Missouri, 1976. "John Popplewell born in 1801 in Ky. came to Pulaski Co. Mo. from Russel Co. Ky. between 1837 and 1839, with his family, a son was born in Mo. in 1839, he lived in Platte Co., Mo. in 1842 and 1843 but came to Andrew Co. in 1844. He built a log house on land about 2 miles southeast of what was later the town of Whitesville. He was a Captain in the Missouri militia by appointment of the Governor of Mo. John Edwards, in 1845. He was also a Justice of the Peace."
  • Smith, Mrs. Fred L., The Popplewells are Here, 1978?. The first 5 children of John and Sarah Popplewell were born in Kentucky, the last in Pulaski Co., Missouri.