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George and Mary Hopkins Woolsey





GEORGE WOOLSEY, (THOMAS6, RICHARD5, THOMAS4, GEORGE "JORIS"3, GEORGE SR2, WILLIAM WOLSEY1) was born 1748 in NY - Bedford, Westchester, and died 1817 in KY - Warren (now Edmonson) County. He married MARY HOPKINS 1769 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster County, daughter of FRANCIS HOPKINS and MERCY JOSLIN. She was born April 09, 1753 in RI - Greenwich (East), Kent, and died Bet. February 01, 1822 - 1829 in IN - Francisco, Gibson.

BAPT: "Baptisms at Nauvoo for the Dead in the Mississippi River [fhl# 255501] no dates, bet. 1841-1845.
A:183. Thomas Wolsey was baptized 1841 for gt-gt-grdfathe   Cardinal Wolsey
      1841 for great uncle   George Woolsey
      1841 for grt-grndfather   Thomas Wolsey
      1841 for great uncle   Zephaniah Wolsey

CORR:
1999 August 3 from Wilford Whitaker
REV: Heidgerd, Ruth P., ULSTER COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTION (A guide to those who served).
Ulster Co. Bicentennial Comm., Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Chmn. 1977.
Huguenot Hist. Soc. New Paltz, New York, p. 280 - - - Woolsey, George. sgr. New Marlborough (Syl, C1).

BIOGRAPHY: George Woolsey, sgrt New Marlborough, Ulster Co., NY and signer of Pledge or Articles of Association, 1775.

REVWAR: ULSTER COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTION: A Guide to those who served: a project of the Ulster Co. Bicentennial Project". Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Chairman, 1977. LDS book 974.734 D2h. (Does not circulate outside of SLC LDS library). The Codes next to the name refer to where the information was found. SH = Senate House Library, Kingston, document/folder; R-196 = New York in the Revolution as a Colony and State. James A. Roberts, 2nd ed Albany, 1898; W-11 = Revolutionary War Times in Highland Area and Ulster Co, Beatrice Wadlin. ON-LINE: Submitted by Linda Gardner, GenForum, <pegsgirl@juno.com>
Woolsey, George - sgr. New Marlborough (Syl, Cl).

LAND: Woolsey, C. M. HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH, ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK, From its Earliest Discovery. Illus. Albany. J. B. Lyon Company. 1908. Designated as "CMW" p. 96. Between 29 May & 14 Jul 1775, many came forward to sign the Pledge or Articles of Association, and includes the names of those who then resided in what is now Plattekill; they were the men of the town in those days, of 16 years of age and upward, and were intended to include everybody, including:
John Woolsey, Nathaniel Plumbstead, Jonathan Woolsey, Benjamin Dusenbury, Benjamin Woolsey, William Woolsey, George Woolsey, Richard Woolsey, Zephaniah Woolsey, and William Dusenberry.


GENE: Boucher, Ephrates. In the NYG&B Soc. Library, under W. Herbert Wood Collection, Ephrates Boucher has a 20 page "Biography of the Eight Children of George & Mary Hopkins Woolsey." George Woolsey is Ephrates Boucher's great grand father. "George Woolsey, Senior, was a son of [Rev] Thomas Woolsey and came with his father to Virginia. . . he served in Patriotic Army and was in the Battle of Bunker Hill {??} and The Cowpens {??} in South Carolina. He married while he lived in Brooklyn, NY or while in Connecticut to Miss Mary Hopkins and lived in Connecticut {??}, along with his father, {to} Pennsylvania, Virginia. There were born to this union eight children, 5 boys and 3 girls . . . In the year 1787 he with family moved to Kentucky and in the vicinity of Clark, Montgomery, Mercer, Bardstown, Nelson County and in the year 1806 he and some of his family moved to the county of Edmonson, KY, and settled on a farm one mile from the Turnhole in Green River & Ten miles below the Mammouth cave. Here George Woolsey, Sr. died, in the fall of 1817 and was buried in the Houchins grave yard, about one mile from the 'Turnhole', his wife Mary Hopkins Woolsey died at her daughter's, Elizabeth Woolsey Lynch, near Francisco, Gibson County, Indiana, near the old canal in Feb 1828."

ON-LINE: 1782 Washington County, Virginia TAX LIST part 2, page 1.
Woolsey, Thomas, Sr, Land: 800 acres, Value: 30.00 ---- 1/11
Woolsey, Thomas, Junr, Land: 200, Value: 10.00 ---- 1/6
Pierce, John, Land: 100, Value: 10.00 ---- 3/4
Dean, Jonathan, Land: 60, Value: 10.00 ---- 3/4
Woolsey, George,Land: 200, Value: 15.00 ---- 1/6
Campbell, John So. fork, Land: 250, Value: 32.00 10 2/8

ON-LINE: DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HOPKINS:
"History of Southwest Virginia", 1746-1798, Washington County 1777-1870, p. 275-277. by Lewis Pdreston Summers, pub. Baltimore 1966 by Gen. Pub Co. "In 1779, in VA all bank notes of the whole emisssions of 20 May 1777 and 11 Apr 1778 were taken out of circulation since counterfeits had been issued by "our enemies of New York and found to be spreading, etc." In Washington county, VA 4 May 1778 (Annals of SW VA, 1768-1800, pt 2, Lewis Preston Summer), Francis Hopkins was held on suspicion of his feloniously counterfeiting or erasing, altering sundry Treasury Notes ... knowing same to be bad ... He said he was in no way quilty ... but it is opinion of the Court that the said Francis Hopkins was guilty of passing Treasury Notes knowing the same to be bad ..."

On 19 May 1778 the Grand Jury returned to the Bar and presented as followeth, 'viz Francis Hopkins for knowingly passing two bad ten dollar bills and buying bad money at an under rate.'19 May 1778 - ordered that Francis Hopkins be fined 50 pounds lawful money of VA and 6 months imprisonment for passing counterfeit money.

20 Aug 1778 - Ordered that Francis Hopkins be imprisoned within the walls of Forest at William Cock's old Place on Renfroes' Creek alias Spring Creek until the County Gaol is completed except on some extraordinary emergency and then only by the permission of a magistrate if there is one within 5 miles of said Fort. His securities were Zachariah Wolsey, Frathia Wall, William Hopkins, and George Wolsey.

22 Apr 1779 - Estate of William Hopkins who had been taken and committed to Gaol of this county for Treasonable practices against this State ... had broken Gaol and escaped ... be sold and money deposited in Treasury ... appearing he has no family and no stated place of abode.

22 Mar 1780 - Escheator Indenture of Estate of William Hopkins
18 Sep 1782 - Joseph Cole was security for the good behavior of Williams Hopkins
20 May 1783 - William Hopkins forfeited above bond for stealing a horse.

Now this is all that occurred in the County records, but 100 years later Draper started checking incidents of historical interest and according to his report, Francis Hopkins was hanged by William Campbell and a Negro, Thomas, about 1779. It was said he was a Tory and many other things ... but from a very careful study, the conclusion is that the occurrence was occasioned by the fact that the Scotch-Irish were unhappy with the people who migrated down from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York ... even in Draper's account, it appeared that Campbell chased Francis Hopkins and hanged him, only because he was told that he was a trouble-maker ..."

COURT: Montgomery County, Virginia, Court Minutes. Summers, Lewis Preston. ANNALS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. Abingdon, Virginia. 1929. p. 781. Montgomery County. At a court held for

Montgomery County 22 Feb 1785.
Bates VS George Wolsey Dismissed.. . . Be it remembred that Zakhariah Wolsey, Frathias Wall, William Hopkins & George Wolsey this day in Court severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Sum of two Hundred pounds each lawful money of Virginia of their respective goods and chattles lands & tenements to be levied and to the said Commonwealth rendred yet upon this condition that if Francis Hopkins shall continue within the walls of the Fort to which he is commited by order of this Court for the term of six months from the 19th day of August 1778 unless removed upon some extraordinary emergency by the order of a magistrate if within five or six miles or unless sooner removed to the County Goal then this recognizance to be void otherwise to remain in full force & virtue.

Ordered that Francis Hopkins be imprisoned within the walls of the Fort at Wm. Cocks old place on Renfroes Creek alias Spring Creek until the County Goal is completed except on some extriordinary emergency and then only by the permission of a magistrate if there is one within five miles of said fort.

Ordered that Francis Hopkins be removed to the place of his confinement tomorrow by his Securities.

LAND: George Woolsey. Washington County, Virginia, SURVEYS. 12 Jun 1782, 400 acres, South Fork of Holston.

1784: Washington Co. Tax list, George, 1 male tithe, 2 horses, 5 cows.
Frank Mitchell at The Sloan Connection

TAX: 1787 VA Tax List B Lincoln County 029306. p. 308. George Woolsey 00037 "self." Lincoln County, Virginia.

TAX: 1787 Virginia Counties TAX List. 1905744.
George Woolsey, p. 308 - Lincoln Co. self, 3 horses, 7 cattle List B
Randolph Woolsey, p. 251 - Brunswick Co, self, 1 horse 7 cattle List B
Richard Woolsey p. 964 - Washington Co. self, 3 horses 5 cattle List B
Thomas Woolsey p. 964 - Washington Co. self, 4 horses 8 cattle List B
Zephaniah Woolsey p. 964 - Washington Co. self, 1 m 16-21 1 horse 6 catt B

TAX: 19 May 1789 Madison Co., KY Tax List (Census) George Woolsey FHL 976.953 R48t; p. 103.
TAX: 1794 Madison Co., KY Tax List , George Woolsey
TAX: Montgomery County, Kentucky 1797 TAX LIST. FHL 976.9 R4e.
Hopkins, Henry
Hopkins, Robert
Hopkins, William
Hopkins, Eldridge
Hopkins, Francis
Woolsey, George

CENSUS: 1800 TAX (Census) of Montgomery, Kentucky. 22 Aug 1800. George Woolsey.

TAX: 1807 Tax list of Warren County, Kentucky. George Woolsey 1807 Warren Co., Green River.
Wm Woolsey 1807 Warren Co., Green River

TAX: Warren County, Kentucky 1810 Tax List Byrd Hendrick
Jno. Hendrix Thomas Hendrick James Hendrick Benjamin Hendrick
Peter Hendricks Henry Hendrick, Sr. Henry Hendrick, Jr.
Abraham Hendricks Jno Hendrick, Jr. Jno. Hendrick, Sr. Jacob Hendricks
John Hendrick Thomas Hendricks Thomas Hickerson   
George Woolsey William Woolsey Eldredge Woolsey George Woolsey

MARR: Vockery, Bill & Kathy. Richmond, KY. Madison County, Kentucky, MARRIAGES 1786-1822, 1993.
Woolsy, Pricely = Joseph Jefferies of Nelson Co, KY. 17 May 1791. Bond: James Morris. Consent by George Woolsey, Father of Bride.

MARR: Bell, Annie W. Burns. 1934. Clark County, Kentucky, Marriages. p. 109.
Thomas Woosley md Margaret Parliew 16 Jan 1821

TAX: Clark County, Kentucky, Taxpayers -
1793. p. 10 Philip Wools.
1794 Christophel Wolse, Philip Wolse
1795 George Wooley, Christopher Wools, Philip Wools, Christopher Wools.
1796 Christopher Wools, Phillip Wools, George Woolsy, Thomas Wooley.
(Wilford Whitaker is not sure any of these are Woolseys, but he wanted to get them in the data base, in order to cover all bases.)

PROBATE: Warren County Kentucky WILL abstracts compiled by Annie Walker Burns Bell. FHL # 976. 974 S2w B:163, George Woolsey, Sr.

WILL: Wife Mary, sole Benificiary & Executrix - 18 Apr 1817 - Jul 1817. Wit: John Rountree, W. H. Woolsey, John Kemp. Teste: Jona. Hobson CC.

GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY. A Genealogy in the form of Annotated Charts.
1939-1969. NYG&B Society Library. 1971. 2.1503.

TEMPLE: Baptisms at Nauvoo for the dead in the Mississippi River. FHL # film 255501. no dates no pages about 1840-1842.
Thomas Woolsey (son of Joseph & Abigail) said in 1841 that George Woolsey was his great-uncle", and was baptized for George.

GENE: Fitzgerald, Anne, Ed. KENTUCKY ANCESTORS. Kentucky Historical Society. P. O. Box H, Frankfort, KY, 40601. vol. 9 # 1 July 1973. p. 7 FHL Book # 976.9 B2ka.
"Eldridge Hopkins - a popular & use ful name" contributed by Mrs. Dayton Royse, 1633 Queenstown Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73116.
Eldridge name used only in line of :
1. William Hopkins, b. 15 Nov 1748 in RI, died 1831-1832 in Nicholas County, Kentucky, s/o Francis & Mary (Joslin) Hopkins.
HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
2. Henry Hopkins
3. Gardner Hopkins
4. Mary Hopkins married __________ Woolsey. (George)
5. Francis Hopkins
6. Robert Hopkins
7. Hannah Hopkins md. ________ Lewis.

GENE: File sent by Ronald L. Gilliland. "Descendants of John Wolsey". p.41.

TAX: Early Kentucky Householders 1787-1811. Lincoln County, Kentucky. p.205.
Woolsey, George 25 Jun 1787 Book 3:11 TM 1 Commissioner John Bryant.

TAX: Early Kentucky Tax Lists. Kentucky Historical Society. 976.9 R4e. p. 156. 1792 Madison County
George Wolsey, 1 m + 21, 5 horses, 14 cattle
1794 Madison County, George Wolcey
p. 208, 1800, George Woolsey (no land listed)
p. 2, 1800 Christian County, Thomas Woolsey 1 horse

CENSUS: Warren County, Kentucky, 1810 Census FHL # 976.974 X2l.
p. 3
William Woolsey 10010 :: 101
George Woolsey 01101 :: 00001
p. 23
Eldridge Woolsey 100010 :: 10101
William Woolsey 210010 :: 31010

TAX: Warren County, Kentucky Tax Lists. FHL # 976.974 R48f Master Tax List
p. 240: 1807, George (only) and William (only)
p. 178: 1807, George G River from Hamby William

LAND: Warren County, Kentucky, Survey Book 1797-1814 FHL # 976.974 K28g - Woolsey nil but p. 50 Hamby, Ezekiel 200 (2) #2189 branch of Green River - SW of improvement NE 179 poles then west and p. 77 Hamby line beg near, 16 Jul 1800 for Henry Darnel # 1912 S70 E180 N20 E 180.

CEMETERY:
On-Line: MAMMOTH CAVE AREA CEMETERIES. Woolsey Cemetery - No trail on map leads to this deep-woods cemetery. Ive spent 3-4 hours in the woods looking for this one. It's in the (big) , Woolsey Valley. [by "scarred40"] [There are no names given with this cemetery, nor are there any names with the Houchins Valley Cemetery - No trail on maps for this. I haven't tried yet. ["scarred40"] - George Woolsey is said to be buried in the "Family Cemetery" and Rev. Ephrates Boucher said "in the year 1806 he [George] and some of his family moved to the county of Edmonson, KY, and settled on a farm one mile from the Turnhole in Green River & Ten miles below the Mammouth cave. Here George Woolsey, Sr. died, in the fall of 1817 and was buried in the Houchins grave yard, about one mile from the 'Turnhole'.

CEME: James Edward Woolsey states (according to Carolyn Wilkerson, 21 Mar 2000) that Sanford was buried in Woolsey Cemetery, Woolsey valley, Edmondson Co, KY. "Only tomb stone still standing is Sanford's - in Mammouth Cave National Park." located 1.2 miles SW of Sloans Crossing on KY Hwy 70, and 1.75 miles SE of Joppa Church. Note: A total of 45 graves were located. The balance of the stones were not marked. The survey was made in 1966 by Park Ranger Parker Ritter. Too worn.

Mammoth Cave National Park Trail Map


John Molloy - Kentucky Hiking Adventures
Pictures of Mammoth Cave National Park and mentions of Turnhole and Green River.

Turnhole Bend, click on "Interactive Map" which will take you to a map of Mammoth Cave National Park on which one can see Woolsey Valley, Houchins Valley and many other places.

CEMETERY:

The following individuals and Woolseys could be buried here:
Page, T. H. W., 1867 - 1873, [from Ranger survey]
Page, Mrs. W. W., 1844 - 1876, [from Ranger survey]
Blair, Susan, 1835 - 1909, [from Ranger survey]
Blair, B. J., 1884 - 1928, [from Ranger survey]
Woolsey, George, 1748 - 1817, s/o Rev. Thomas Woolsey, of Washington County
Virginia,
Woolsey, Priscilla, 1771 - 1820, d/o George Woolsey and Mary Hopkins
Woolsey, William Hopkins, 1784 -1844, s/o George Woolsey and Mary Hopkins
Woolsey, Dau, 1813 -, d/o William Hopkins Woolsey and Celia Houchins
Woolsey, Emily, 1820 - 1841, d/o William Hopkins Woolsey and Celia Houchins
Woolsey, Sanford C., 1823 - 1889, s/o William Hopkins Woolsey and Celia Houchins [only tombstone standing][Ranger Survey]
Smith, Anna G., 1826 - 1919, w/o Sanford C. Woolsey [Angie R.]
Smith
Woolsey, Mildred, 1896 - 1897, d/o Ewing Woolsey & Frances Schariet
Woolsey
Woolsey, Melissa [Miller], 1830 - 1915, d/o Ewing Woolsey & Frances Schariet
Miller, Samuel, 1826 - 1919, h/o Melissa Woolsey
Woolsey, George, 1853 - 1858, s/o Sanford C. Woolsey and Anna G. Smith
[Other children of Sanford C. Woolsey and Anna G. Smith could be buried here also.]

CORR:
2002 September 28 from Marcella Stein to Wilford Whitaker
Subject: Edmonson Co, KY Woolsey Cemetery

I have been in contact with the superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park. I am waiting for his reply now. According to the survey there are 45 stones in the cemetery but many many are too worn to even read. I will be placing a stone for Wm. Hopkins Woolsey when I receive permisson & when they can locate a grave. The cemetery can only be reached by a hike from the road and I hear there are rattlesnakes in the area. I am anticipating a reply since I wrote 10 days ago. - Marcella Massey Stein in So. IN

CORR:
2002 Sept 29, from James "Jim" Woolsey
Subject: Edmonson Co, KY Woolsey Cemetery

This is James Edward Woolsey replying to you about the Woolsey Valley burials. George Woolsey and Mary Hopkins are my great, great, great, great grandparents. According to an older map of Mammouth Cave National Park, the cemetery is high on a hill overlooking Woolsey Valley. Sanford C. Woolsey I believe is William Hopkins Woolsey's son. I am doing this all from memory. William Hopkins Woolsey is also buried there. He died in 1844. His wife, Celia Houchins is buried in Indiana in the Mead Cemetery. The Mead Cemetery is located in Gibson County and is northeast of Francisco, Indiana. It may be reached by traveling on Indiana 64 west of Oakland City, Indiana. This is my heritage.

I have been in the Mammouth Cave Park. I asked how to get to the cemetery. I was told to visit the park in October when the rangers were not busy and maybe they would guide me to the cemetery. I haven't gone back as of yet. I have been busy tracing all of my ancestors in Indiana. There are five generations buried and living in Indiana that descended from the Woolsey Valley Woolseys.

WEBSITE:
Franklin Mitchell World Connect Website for Hopkin family information>

ON-LINE: Laura's Genealogy Page.
Laura Flebbe, descendant of William Hopkins, brother of Mary Hopkins, who married George Woolsey, has a lot of data on Hopkins - etc.


Children of GEORGE WOOLSEY and MARY HOPKINS are:

i.        JEREMIAH WOOLSEY, b. June 01, 1770, VA - Washington County; d. August 26, 1866, TN - Overton; m. MARY POLLY STEPHENS, Abt. 1807, TN - Fentress County; b. 1785, PA; d. 1857, TN - Fentress County.

ii.        PRISCILLA WOOLSEY, b. 1771, NY - Bedford, Westchester; d. 1820, KY; m. JAMES JOSEPH JEFFRIES, May 17, 1791, KY - Madison County; b. 1769.

iii.        ELIZABETH ANN WOOLSEY, b. December 03, 1774, VA - Washington County; d. February 12, 1844, IN - Gibson County; m. EDWARD "NEDI" NED LYNCH, 1795, KY - Edmonson County; b. 1770, VA.
GENE: Boucher, Ephrates. In the NYG&B Soc. Library, under W. Herbert Wood Collection, Ephrates Boucher has a 20 page "Biography of the Eight Children of George & Mary Hopkins Woolsey." George Woolsey is Ephrates Boucher's great grand father.
(Elizabeth - Patsy - Mary - are all one and the same). Married Edward "Nedi" Lynch and moved to Francisco, Gibson County, Indiana on the Old Canal and settled on a farm one mile east of the town. They had some children whose names names are lost among my memorandums. Ex U.S. Senator James Hemingway of Evansville, Indiana married one of the Great Grand Daughters. Children - James and John.

ON-LINE: Ancestry.Com. 21 Nov 2000. American genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Gen. Col. of the "Boston Transcript" 1906-1941. 9 Sep 1929, 8997. - 19 Jul 1926, 4370.
Lynch, Elizabeth (Woolsey) b 177?

iv.        RACHEL WOOLSEY, b. 1777, VA - Washington County; d. 1840, IL - White County; m. JOHN STEWART STEWARD, October 22, 1801, KY - Montgomery County; b. 1774.
GENE: Boucher, Ephrates. In the NYG&B Soc. Library, under W. Herbert Wood Collection, Ephrates Boucher has a 20 page "Biography of the Eight Children of George & Mary Hopkins Woolsey." George Woolsey is Ephrates Boucher's great grand father.

Rachel Woolsey, the daughter of George Woolsey, Senior, married John Steward in Edmonson County, Kentucky, and all moved over in White County, Illinois. Here are the names of three children then there were some more youngers ones, as follows; ...
George Steward, Eldridge Steward, John Elliot Steward, some others. I do not any farther of that family.

ON-LINE: Marriages by Rev. Joseph Howe. p. 122. Montgomery Co., KY
John Stewart md Rachel Woolsey 8 Oct 1801.

v.         RICHARD WOOLSEY, b. October 22, 1779, VA - Sourth Fork of Holston River, Washington County; d. July 30, 1852, MO - Pea Ridge, Phelps; m. MARY "POLLY" LOVEALL, May 02, 1800, KY - Pulaski County; b. October 01, 1777, PA; d. October 29, 1857, MO - Pea Ridge, Phelps.

vi.         WILLIAM HOPKINS WOOLSEY, b. June 16, 1784, VA - Washington County; d. October 25, 1844, KY - Edmonson County; m. CECILIA HOUCHIN, October 30, 1807, KY - Warren County; b. February 06, 1784, VA - Washington County; d. December 10, 1847, IN - Gibson County.

vii.         GEORGE JR WOOLSEY (Source: James Edward Woolsey, New Carlisle, Indiana), b. 1787, KY - Lincoln County; d. 1840, MO - Taney County; m. SARAH "SALLY" CLIFFORD, January 18, 1816, KY - Warren County; b. 1794, KY - Warren County.

viii.        ELDRIDGE HOPKINS WOOLSEY was born January 19, 1789 in KY - Madison County, and died 1880 in IN - Pike County. He married ANNIE MCLELAN 1810 in TN - Fentress County. She was born 1791, and died Bef. 1850 in IN - Pike County.

ix.        MARY "POLLY" WOOLSEY, b. 1792, KY - Madison County; d. IN - Pike County; m. RICHARD "DICK" STEWARD, KY - Edmonson County.



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