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The Tie That Binds

daughter of Thomas Voyles,Jr. and Elizabeth Bowlin
Born: c. 1831 KY
Died: after 1870 census in Ohio Co., KY or Warrick Co., IN
Burial: KY
Married: 1] 27 February 1848 Ohio Co., KY
    son of Levi Voyles and Barsheba Phillips
    Born: c. 1830 KY
    Died: before 1855 KY
    Burial: KY


    1. Elizabeth Jane Voyles
        b. 1849

Married: 2] 10 July 1855 Hancock Co., KY Bk. 1B
    son of William Barnett and Susannah Short
    Born: c. 1814 KY
    Died: before 1869
    Burial: KY


    1. Barshebe Cakezine Barnett
    2. Louisa E. Barnett + William Henry Crow
    3. Susan A. Barnett
    4. Sarah E. Barnett
    5. Jesse William Barnett + Susan Alice Barker

Married: 3] 4 August 1869 Hancock Co., KY Bk. 2
    son of unknown
    Born: unknown
    Died: unknown
    Burial: unknown

No issue has been found for this couple.

There are several rumors surrounding the death of Nancy Ellen Voyles. The details vary depending on which of her descendants relates the tale, but there are two details that in consistent in all stories. 1] Nancy Ellen Voyles Voyles Barnett Monroe died at the hand of her third husband, James Monroe. 2] James Monroe threatened her children and frightened them so severely that they lived in fear he would return and murder them also. The children, of Nancy Ellen Voyles, have been difficult to research and trace down through descendants.

From book "Ohio County Kentucky Records Vol 1" by Michael L. Cook and Bettie A. Cummings Cook
Marriage Addendum:
Marriages and Early Consents 1799 - 1880, Ohio County, Kentucky
from Marriage Bond Book F, 1844 - 1865.
Lewis H. Voyles + Nancy E. Voyles 27 February 1848 by David B. Phillips, Minister.

1850 Hancock Co., KY Federal Census
There is a one year old, Elizabeth J. living in the home.

1860 Ellis District, Ohio Co., KY Federal Census
Cakezina and Lusa A are listed as twins. I feel this is an error, and this is Barshebe C. who was born 6 September 1856. Nancy’s younger sister Martha Voyles is living in the home. Elizabeth Voyles, Nancy’s daughter by Lewis Voyles is living in the home.

Hancock Co., KY Marriage Records lists him as James L. Monroe

1870 Ellis District, Ohio Co., KY Federal Census
Martha Voyles is no longer living with her sister. Elizabeth Voyles is no longer living with her mother. The five children of William Barnett and Nancy Voyles are living in the home.

1870 Pigeon Twp., Warrick Co., IN Federal Census
Living next door to Levi Voiles. This appears to be the same family as listed in Ohio Co., KY on 21 July 1870; this would be Levi Voiles sister and brother-in-law. Children are mistakenly listed as Monroe.

1880 These children are not found on any census enumerated as either Barnett or Monroe or Voyles.

Created 24 July 2011     Contact Virginia L. Aldridge  since 24 July 2011