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Daniel Killian and his wife Mary Elizabeth Bost, are my g-g-g-grandparents. I have searched and researched for more than twenty years for their parents, but I have not found anyone whom I can say, for sure, are their parents. In 1933, Yates Killian, who was the Historian of the North Carolina Killian's, wrote to a grandson of Elias Killian, who lived in Ft. Payne, Alabama, that he understood that Elias was a native of Asheville, North Carolina and he  inquired if he (Elias) was a son of any of the sons of Daniel Killian Sr. A family record indicates that Daniel Killian could have been a son of an Andrew Killian. The only Andrew, who could have been Daniel's father is  Andrew Killian Sen., found in the 1800 Census of Lincoln County, North Carolina, but that now seems unlikely. Andrew had a son in that census that was in the right age range for Daniel. There is also a report that Daniel is the son of Abraham Killian. In researching Abraham, I have not found where he named a son Daniel. There is also a possibility that Daniel could be the son of John Killian who is in the 1820 Census of Warren County, Tennessee, and in 1828 went to Orange County, Indiana where he applied for a Revolutionary War Pension. In the 1800 Census of Lincoln County, North Carolina, John had a son in the age range who could be Daniel Killian born in 1790.  This is speculation on my part without any proof. Daniel's wife Mary, could be the daughter of John Bost and wife Catrenna Shuford.  John was the son of Johannes Bast and wife Susannah Catharina Bast. My great grandfather, Marion Moore Killian, said his grandmother's name was Elizabeth Boss. The t seems to be silent when the name Bost is pronounced, which may result in why Marion used the name Boss. John Bost and Catreena Shuford had a daughter they named Elizabeth. According to the Bost researcher in North Carolina, Mary Pegram West, John was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Aug.23, 1743. He married Catrenna Shuford, daughter of John Shuford. John and Catrenna lived in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. John died in 1793 at the age of 50. It is thought Catrenna died about 1797/98. Their daughter, Elizabeth, age 7 1/2 was bound to William Mintzinger in 1798 for 10 years. She could be my g-g-g-grandmother. There seems to be close ties between the Daniel Killian family and the Bost family. William Killian, who is the son of Samuel C., married an Elizabeth Bost in 1816. I believe this Elizabeth is the daughter of John Bost and wife Alice. This John Bost is the son of William Bost,  son of Johannes Bost and wife Susannah.  William and Daniel  Killian can  be found in Warren County, Tennessee, and Dade County, Georgia. The research is on- going.

Daniel Killian was born in North Carolina in 1790 and wife Mary Bost was born in 1790 in North Carolina. Daniel died in 1876 in Dekalb County, Alabama and his wife Mary died in  1878 in Dekalb County, Alabama. She is listed in the 1850 thru 1870 census of Alabama as Mary but the name Polly is on her tombstone. Both are buried in the Killian Cemetery on US Highway 11 about two miles north of Portersville, Alabama. Portersville is between Collinsville and Ft. Payne, Alabama.  The first information I have found on Daniel is in the 1820 Census of Warren County, Tennessee where he is listed with two males under 10, one 10-15 years old and 3 females, 2 under 10 and 1 between 26-45. Daniel's age is listed as being between 26 and 45. Daniel is found in the 1840 Census of  Dade County, Georgia, and is listed as Killen. By 1850, Daniel and part of his family had moved to Dekalb County, Alabama. There is some question about Cain Killian being a son or brother of Daniel. Cain's tombstone list his birth as 1799, but most census list his birth as being in 1808. I will agree with the census, and therefore say, he is the son of  Daniel and Mary. 

Daniel and Mary Bost  Killian's children are:

1. Cain Killian born in 1808 in NC. died in 1895 in Dekalb County, AL. Cain married Margarette last name unknown. Margarette died between 1870 and 1880. Both are buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County, AL. The children  of Cain and Margarette Killian :

1.  Louisa Killian born in 1831 in Warren County, TN. died in 1877 in Dekalb County, AL. Married L.L. Edmondson about 1848. Both are buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County.

2. John Ambrose Killian born in 1833 in Warren County, Tn. died in Arkansas. He married Tabitha Sims October 9,1851, in Dekalb County, AL. Tabitha was born in 1833 in TN. Both are buried in Arkansas. Children of John and Tabitha Killian:

1. Luticia born in 1855 in AL. married James I. Loggans June 20,1875, in Arkansas.

2. Rufus W. born in 1857 in AL. married Amanda Martin February 29,1880, in Arkansas.

3. Green V. born in 1859 in AL. married Maggie Decker October 23,1879, in Arkansas. He married Nannie Ford January 10,1884.

4. Jennie born in 1863 in AL. married Z. W. Casey March 7,1882, in Arkansas.

3. Elizabeth Killian born in 1835 in Warren County, TN. died in 1889 in Etowah County, AL. She is buried in Howellton Cemetery in Etowah County. Elizabeth married Columbus Hagler. He was born in 1833 in Monroe County, TN. and died in 1919 in Etowah County, AL. and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Attalla, AL.

4. Sarah Jane Killian  born in 1837 in Dekalb County, AL. and died in 1910 in Wolf City, Texas. She is buried in Caddo Mill, Texas. Sarah married James Lewis February 23, 1857 in Dekalb County, Al. James is also buried in Caddo Mill, Texas.

5. Delana Killian born in 1843 in Dekalb County, AL.  died date unknown in Dekalb County, AL., buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County. Delana married James Newkirk.

6. Daniel J. Killian born in 1847 in Dekalb County, Al., died in 1935 in Mundy, Texas. Daniel married Louisa Rosson who was born Dec. 16, 1856 in Ga. and died Aug. 17, 1934 in Mundy, Texas.

7. William Killian born October 11, 1849 in Dekalb County, AL.  died December 28, 1872 in Dekalb County, AL. William married Margaret last name unknown. She was born July 12, 1849, and died December 28,1872 in Dekalb County. Their one child M.H. was born May 29,1872, and died December 28,1872. All drowned in Wills Creek, reason unknown. This family is buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County.

8. Elias Moore Killian born February 18, 1855 in Dekalb County AL.  died May 8, 1947 in Etowah County, AL. Elias married Missouri Atwood. She was born November 22, 1853 and died March 9, 1926. Both Elias and Missouri are buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Etowah County, AL.

 

 2. Elias Killian, son of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was  born November 28, 1811 in NC. and died December 20, 1885 in Dekalb County, AL. Elias married  Nancy Tate in Warren Co. TN. They were the parents of 7 children. Nancy died April  27, 1878 in Dekalb County, AL. and is buried in the Killian Cemetery. Elias married his second wife Mary Frances Lewis in 1879 in Dekalb County, AL. They had a daughter, name unknown. Mary remarried after Elias died December 30, 1885. She then moved to Louisiana where she is buried. Elias is buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County.

The children of Elias Killian and Nancy Tate:

1. Elizabeth A. Killian born January 1829 in TN. married John G. Jacoway January 28, 1857.

2. Susannah Killian born September 23, 1834 in TN. married Elisha Majors in 1850 in Dekalb County.    

3. Daniel Shepard Killian born September 29, 1835 in AL. who married first Mary Ann Winston in 1859, and then married  Mary Ann Harris January 20, 1881. Both marriages were in Dekalb County.

4. Aaron Calvin Killian born October 23, 1837 in AL. who married Lucretia Sims August 14, 1856 in Dekalb County.

5. Henry Elias Killian born September 18, 1840 in AL. and died December 25, 1916 in Dekalb County, AL. Henry is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Collbran Dekalb County, AL. Henry married Nancy Newell before 1865 in Texas. Nancy was born July 13, 1835 and died October 11, 1878 in Dekalb County, AL. Nancy is buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County. The children of Henry Elias and Nancy Killian:

1. Martin Killian

2. Georgia Elizabeth Killian

3. Artemus Daniel Killian

4. Houston Killian

After the death of Nancy Killian, Henry Elias married Martha N. Killian October 16, 1879 in Dekalb County. Martha was born February 24, 1841 in Dade County, Georgia and died March 5, 1921 in Dekalb County, AL.  She was the daughter of Lucinda Killian and unknown. The children of Henry Elias and Martha Killian:

1. Smith W. Killian

2. Maude Killian

3. Claude Dallas Killian

 

6. William Thomas Killian born December 23, 1843 in Dekalb County, AL. and  died November 24, 1927 in Dekalb County, AL. William married Catherine Chitwood December 24, 1867 in Dekalb County, AL. William served in Co. G 3rd Confederate Cavalry. Catherine was born February 26, 1843 and died April 21, 1938 in Dekalb County, AL.

 7. George Washington Killian born May 23, 1847 in AL. and died May 17, 1940 in Dekalb County, AL.

 

3. Ambrose H. Killian, son of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was born April 4, 1814 in NC., and he died March 10, 1891 in Grundy County, TN. Ambrose first  married  Hannah Walker who was born September 30,1814 and died October 28, 1839 in Warren County, TN. She is buried in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Grundy County, TN. Ambrose and Hannah were the parents of  3 children. Martha, Jeremiah, and Sarah. After the death of Hannah, Ambrose married her widowed sister Nancy Walker who had married John Bost. Ambrose and Nancy had 5 children. Nancy, Elias J., John L. C., Talitha Delana, and James Ambrose. Ambrose H. Killian is buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Grundy County, TN.

4. Lehar Killian, daughter of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was born in 1816 in NC. and died in Warren County, TN. She married Eli Bess. They were the parents of 15 children. 

5. Delana Killian, daughter of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was born in 1823 in TN. and died in Dekalb County, AL. She married Maburn Dock Tate who was born in 1811 in North Carolina and died October 18, 1882 in Dekalb County, AL. They were the parents of 8 children. Delana is believed to be buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Dekalb County, AL.

6. Lucinda Killian, daughter of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was  born April 4, 1819, in  Warren County,TN. and died November 15, 1906 in Dekalb County, AL. Lucinda is in the 1850 Dade County, GA. Census as Lucinda Killian. She was the mother of 5 children. Elias, Mary, Martha, Drucilla, and Nancy. The father of these children is unknown. Lucinda married John F. Sutterlin in Dekalb County, AL. February 17, 1857. John was born in Germany in 1798. Lucinda and John are in the Cherokee County, AL. 1860 Census as husband and wife. Lucinda is buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County, AL. as Lucinda Killian. Elias Killian, son of Lucinda was born in 1836 in Tennessee. Elias married Mary Ann Southerland March 1, 1856, in Dekalb County, Alabama. Elias died February 13, 1864 as a prisoner of war in Rock Island, Illinois. Elias and Mary had three children. Charles Thomas, Tempa Evaline, and Lucinda Killian.  Mary Killian, daughter of Lucinda was born in 1839 in Dade County, Georgia. Martha Killian, daughter of Lucinda was born in 1842 in Dade County, Georgia. Martha was the second wife of Henry Elias Killian. Both are buried in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Collbran, Alabama, in Dekalb County. Drucilla Killian, daughter of Lucinda, was born in 1846 in Dade County, Georgia. Drucilla had child Isaac Jackson Killian born February 27, 1865, in Dekalb County, AL. The father of this child is unknown. Drucilla married Henry Canady. Their two children were John Canady and Mary E. Canady. John was born in February of 1880 and Mary was born in June of 1884.  Nancy Killian, daughter of Lucinda was born in 1848 in Dade County, Georgia. Nancy died February 23, 1924 and is buried in the Killian Cemetery in Dekalb County. Nancy had 5 children: William Anthony Killian, Benjamin Franklin Killian, Joseph Thomas Killian, Mary Lucretia Killian, and Verdie W. Killian. The father of these children is unknown.

7. Catherine Killian, daughter of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was  born in 1821 in  Warren County, Tn. Catherine was the mother of 5 children all born between 1840 and 1850. They were Louisa born in 1840 in Tennessee, Louanza (twin) born in 1840  in Tennessee, Pernetta born in 1842 in Dade County, Georgia, Benjamin born in 1844 in Dade County, Georgia, and Marion born in 1846 in Dade County, Georgia. Their father is unknown.  Catherine married William Sutherland in Dade County, Georgia in 1850. William and Catherine had no children but William had children from a previous marriage. Could Catherine have been the Martha Matilda Killian wife of John Alexander Hill who died September 22,1846 in the Mexican War? Hill researchers say that Larkin Hill was born to John Hill and Martha Matilda Killian who must have soon died. Larkin was said to have been raised by an uncle. Larkin was born in Warren County, Tennessee in 1839. He joined the Confederate Army in Jackson County, Alabama in 1861 at the age of 22. Benjamin Killian, son of Catherine Killian named a daughter Matilda Catherine Killian. Is this the name of his mother? This leads one to believe that Martha Matilda Killian could  be Matilda Catherine Killian wife of John A. Hill and then William Sutherland. But this leaves the question of who is the father of her Killian children. Some long and hard research may turn up the answer.      

8. Susannah Killian, daughter of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was born June 30, 1822 in Warren County, TN., and she died September 28, 1874 in Grundy County, TN. Susannah is buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Grundy County, TN. She was the mother of 3 children: James born in 1844 in Dade County, Georgia, John Huston born in 1846 in Dade County, Georgia and Greenville M. born in 1848 in Dade County, Georgia. The father of these children is unknown. Susannah did marry John Southlane. It is not known if Susannah and John had any children.

9. Mary Elizabeth Killian, daughter of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was born in 1831 in Warren County, TN. She married  Thomas Kennedy about 1852-53. They are in the 1870 Census of Dade County, Ga. with children: Mary, Decy Ann, Hugh, Ambirs (Ambrose), Sarah, and John Daniel. Mary and husband Thomas are buried in the Kennedy Cemetery in Egypt Hollow, Georgia which is in the northern part of Dade County not far from the Tennessee state line.

10. John Killian, son of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was born Oct.17, 1833, in Warren County, TN. and died Feb.17, 1917 in Caddo Mills, Texas and is buried in Elm Creek Cemetery in Caddo Mills. John married Pheraby Lewis on May 5, 1854 in Dekalb County, Alabama. They were the parents of 12 children. Pheraby died May 22, 1914 in Caddo Mills and is buried in Elm Creek Cemetery. Pheraby Lewis was the daughter of Burwell H. Lewis and Lucinda Page Lewis. 

Children of John Killian and Pheraby Lewis Killian:

1. Burwell Walker Killian born in 1854 in AL. lived in Comanche County, Texas. Burwell was the informant on the death certificate of his father John. I have a copy of this death certificate furnished by Willard Isreal.

2. Elizabeth Killian was born in 1857 in AL.

3. Alice Killian was born in 1858 in AL. married James Hagler.

4. William Melton Killian was born in 1860 in AL. died in 1944 in Caddo Mills, Texas.

5. John Ambrose Killian was born in 1862 in AL. married Dora Pyle December 14, 1890 in Hunt County, Texas.

6. Nancy Killian was born in 1865 in AL. married T. R. Burt January 22, 1882 in Dekalb County, Alabama.

7. James Page Killian was born in 1867 in AL. lived in Texas.

8. Mary Lucinda Killian was born in 1869 in AL. married L. T. Johnson, and they lived in Comanche County, Texas.

9. Henry Elias Killian was born in 1873 in AL. 

10. Daniel S. Killian was born in 1877 in AL. lived in Comanche County, Texas.

Daniel Killian, son of Daniel and Mary Bost Killian, was born in the Hills Creek section of Warren County, TN. on April 12, 1827 and died  June 11,1911 in Dekalb County, AL. Daniel married Dorcas Fincher Lewis. Dorcas was born June 8, 1828 in Bibb County, AL. and died March 15, 1900 in Dekalb County, AL. Daniel and Dorcas are buried in Walker's Chapel Methodist Cemetery in Dekalb County, AL. Dorcas Lewis was the daughter of Burwell Houston Lewis and Lucinda Page. Burwell was born in Greenville District, South Carolina May 23, 1799, and died October 6, 1844 in Dekalb County, Alabama; he was buried in Walker's Chapel Cemetery. Lucinda was born in Warren County, Kentucky July 21, 1807 and died January 17, 1887 in Dekalb County, Alabama, and was buried in Walker's Chapel Cemetery.

Children of Daniel and Dorcas Lewis Killian:

1. Minerva Jane Killian born Dec.14, 1851 in Dekalb County, Al. died May 6,1932, in Dekalb County, Al. Minerva married Millard Winfield McNutt December 25, 1872 in Dekalb County. Millard was born February 1, 1848, in Knox County, Tennessee and died December 6, 1932 in Dekalb County. Millard and Minerva are buried in Walker's Chapel Cemetery in Dekalb County.

Children of Millard and Minerva Killian McNutt:

1. Harriett Levy was born October 8, 1873

2. Alma Jane was born March 7, 1875

3. Daniel Caldwell was born July 26, 1876

4. Elbert Marvin was born May 13, 1878

5. Algernon Sidney was born September 9, 1879

6. James Neely was born July 6, 1881

7. John White was born in 1883

8. Mary Elizabeth was born January 8. 1885

9. Dorcas Almedia was born April 26, 1886

10. Robert Marion was born April 8, 1888

11. Lewis Crittenden was born September 17, 1889

12. Ernest Abraham was born June 19, 1891

13. Zack was born February 19, 1893

14. Millard Winfield Jr. was born December 5, 1895

15. Mertie Hope born November 16, 1898, died April 25, 1997. Mertie married Thomas Watson Killian. Thomas was born June 21, 1897 and died March 15,1982. Both are buried in Loveless Cemetery in Dekalb County, Alabama. They had one son, Thomas Eugene.

2. Marion Moore Killian (my g- grandfather) born April 6, 1856 in Dekalb County, AL. died November 12, 1950 in Dekalb County, AL.

3. James Silas Killian was born in 1860 in Dekalb County, AL. and died in 1942 in Scottsboro, AL.

4. Ambrose Ezekiel Killian was born in 1866 in Dekalb County, AL. may have died in Ohio.

5. Harriet Levy Killian born January 19, 1869 in Dekalb County, AL. died May 21, 1899, in Dekalb County, AL. Harriett married William F. Evans December 27, 1891 in Dekalb County. Both died the same day in a run-away buggy accident. Their one son, Orbie, was raised by Marion Moore Killian.

6. Reuben Slaughter Killian born March 11, 1871 in Dekalb County, Al. died in 1950 in Etowah County, AL. Reuben married Martha Frances White. Martha was born June 6, 1873 in Dekalb County and died January 15, 1953 in Etowah County, Alabama. Reuben and Martha are buried in Union Hill Cemetery in Etowah County.

Children of Reuben and Martha White Killian:

1. Lottie was born in 1893

2. John Ambrose was born in 1897

3. unknown was born in 1899

4. Jennie Bell was born in 1902

5. Charles Reuben born August 9,1905

6. Minerva Jane was born in 1906

7. Sylva Lee was born in 1907

8. Hazel born abt. 1908

Marion Moore Killian, son of Daniel and Dorcas Killian, was born April 6, 1856 in Dekalb County, AL. and died Nov.12, 1950 in Dekalb County, AL. Marion married Mary Ann Clayton October 30, 1878 in Dekalb County, AL. Mary was born October 25, 1855 and died March 9, 1946. Mary was the daughter of William Perry Clayton and Rachel McPherson. Marion and Mary are buried in Walker's Chapel Methodist Cemetery in Dekalb County, AL. 

The children of Marion and Mary Clayton Killian:

1. Robert Lee Killian born December 24, 1879 in Dekalb County, AL. died October 29,1965, in Birmingham, AL.

2. William Daniel Killian born July 23, 1883 in Dekalb County, AL. died August 27,1884, in Dekalb County, AL.

3. Lucy Ethel Killian (my grandmother) born March 30, 1884 in Dekalb County, AL. died January 22,1968 in Gadsden, AL.

4. John Norton Killian born March 20, 1886 in Dekalb County, AL. died June 22, 1980, in Dekalb County, AL.

5. Josie Mae Killian born in August of 1888 in Dekalb County, AL. died  January 28, 1944, in Dekalb County, AL. Josie married Solon E. Heard.

6. Marion Elmer Killian born November 8, 1890 in Dekalb County, AL. died February 6, 1968, in Dekalb County, AL. Elmer married Lillie Jackson.

7. Oscar Vann Killian born March 19, 1893 in Dekalb County, AL. died November 7, 1974, in Dekalb County, AL. Oscar married Ethel Fowler.

8. Lettie Jane Killian born March 24, 1895 in Dekalb County, AL. died January 29, 1991, in Dekalb County, AL. Lettie married Albert Edward Jones.

9. Thomas Watson Killian born June 21, 1897 in Dekalb County, AL. died March 15, 1982, in Dekalb County, AL. Thomas married Mertie Hope McNutt.

Lucy Ethel Killian, daughter of Marion and Mary Killian, was born March 30, 1884, in Dekalb County, Alabama and died January 22, 1968 in Gadsden, Alabama. Lucy is buried in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Gadsden, Alabama. She married Charles S. Stovall October 3, 1911 in Dekalb County, Alabama. Charles was born October 10, 1879 in Winston, Georgia and died June 3, 1955 in Gadsden, Alabama, buried in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery in Gadsden, Alabama. 

Charles and Lucy Killian Stovall's children:

1. Mary Arizona Stovall was born July 24, 1912 and died May 23, 1991

 2. Olean Louisa Stovall was born March 14, 1914

3. John Martin Stovall born November 19, 1916 died December 19,1949 in Gadsden, AL. John is buried in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery in Gadsden, AL. John never married.

 Mary Arizona Stovall, daughter of Charles and Lucy Stovall, was born July 24, 1912 in Dekalb County, Alabama and died May 23,1991 in Gadsden, Al. She married Robert Tollie Butler September 7, 1928. She married Hugh Fitzhugh Milam April 25, 1931 in Ashville, Alabama. Hugh was born March 20, 1904 in Winston, Georgia and died January 15, 1996 in Gadsden, Alabama. Hugh and Mary are buried in Forrest Cemetery in Gadsden, Alabama.

 The children of Hugh and Mary Milam:

1. Betty Ruth Milam born December 25, 1931 in Gadsden, Alabama died June 3,1950 Gadsden, Alabama. Betty is buried in Forrest Cemetery in Gadsden, Alabama

2. Richard Hugh Milam born February 7,1936 in Gadsden, Alabama

3. Ronald Wayne Milam born November 11,1937 in Gadsden, Alabama

Ronald Wayne Milam  married Mildred Catherine Hooks January 10, 1959 in Gadsden, Alabama. Catherine, the daughter of Owen Hooks and Connie Lipscomb,  was born June 5, 1941 in Gadsden, Alabama. 

The children of Wayne and Catherine Milam:

1. Valerie Lynn Milam born and died June 25, 1959. Valerie is buried in Forrest Cemetery in Gadsden, Alabama.

2. Felecia Darlene Milam was born  December 14, 1960,  Eglin Air Force Base Florida. Felecia is married to Randy Cofield. They have one son, Skylar Reed Cofield, born October 15,1995 in Gadsden, Alabama.

3. Angela Diane Milam was born July 3, 1964, in  Gadsden, Alabama. Angela married Joseph (Joe) Worley Apr. 15, 1984. They are the parents of two daughters, Amber Denise born October 30, 1984 and April Dawn born October 4, 1985. Angela and Joe are no longer married.

4. Ronald Clifton Milam was born November 16, 1970 in  Gadsden, Alabama.

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