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4/23/02 From email from Charles Jackson -- he said in 1850 Gallatin County Census, Thomas Cox, was a 57 year old cooper and native of Virginia. He also gave me information on wife, Catherine Bell, native of Kentucky and all of their children.
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She seems awfully young (11 to be married)...age probably incorrect
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Email from William Maroney
Obituary for Stephen Columbus Mitchell, Boliver Free Press,August 19, 1904.
"Stephen C. Mitchell, familiarly known as "Lum" died at this home in Bolivar, Friday, August 19, 1904 and was buried the following day in Greenwood Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Reverend G. J. Hunt, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Stephen was born in Blount Co. Tennessee September 18,m1831, and lacked only one month of being 73 years of age at the time of his death. Stephen came with his parents to Polk County in 1835 and has resided here ever since. He enlisted in the Union Army and served until 1864 when he resigned as a Second Lieutenant of the Company of which his brother, L. J. (Lafayette Jackson) was Captain. He was twice married, first to Miss Martha A. Hendricks of Arkansas on January 22, 1859 who died August 16, 1892. To them were born nine children: Lafayette A. (deceased), Alice C., Austin A., Albert P., and infant who died shortly after birth, Emma J., Edward L., Mattie E., Mark C. Stephen was married a second time to Cinda Austin who with the six children above named survive him.
He was a Christian, havign been converted at the Mitchell Campground, long famed as a revival meeting place and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church of Bolivar and continued a faithful member until his death.
About the close of the war in 1867 or 1868, he engaged in merchandising in Bolivar, where he continued until the day of his death, though in later years he had given over the management of his business to his sons. He was one of a large family, who are noted for their strong physique, and enjoyed unusually good health until his last sickness. He was a man of rugged honesty, who would miss a sale of goods rather than misrepresent an article. Perhaps no citizen of the county ever gave more constant attention to this business or took so little recreation. His death takes another of the pioneer citizens, who have done so much for the upbuilding of our town and county and whose ranks are being rapidly diminished by the ruthless hand of death. Peace to his ashes."
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His birth date appears to be wrong, Dec 1866...married 7-7-1870...first child born...9-1-1871
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Notes for Catherine Cayton:
Bondsman to Catharine's marriage was her brother William he also gave consent. Catharine and William's father was living in Gallatin County Kentucky
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From Frank Hussung's website -
Notes for William Cayton:
DEATH DATE PER 1860 CENSUS DEATH RECORDS FOR GALLATIN COUNTY KENTUCKY PAGE 213
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Notes for Cornelius Cayton:
Ref:1850 U.S. Census for Henry County Virginia Page 011
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Notes for Phillip Cayton:
PHILLIP CAYTON WAS THE YOUNGEST SON OF JACOB AND MAGARET CAYTON HE SERVED ON
THE WAR OF 1812 UNDER HENERY CLIFTON IN THE KENTUCKY MILITIA HE CAME TO GALLATIN COUNTY WITH HIS PARENTS AROUND 1806 HE LATER MOVED TO SWITZERLAND COUNTY INDIANA AND ABOUT 1840 CAME BACK TO KENTUCKY AND SETTLED IN BOONE COUNTY WHERE HE LIVED OUT HIS LIFE.
Land Sale: from Vincent Lewis
Sally Davis and John Scott
August 25, 1821
Gallatin County Court
This indenture made and entered into this 25th day August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one between Vincent Lewis Executor of Thomas Lewis deceased of Nelson County, Sally Davis of Gallatin county by John Scott their attorney in fact, and the said John Scott in his own right of the one part and Phillip Cayton of the other part .That the aforesaid parties of the first part for an in consideration of the sum of seventy two dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the aforesaid Phillip Cayton a certain tract of land situate lying and being on the waters of Sugar Creek being part of lot No. 55 as marked on the platt of May Banister of survey 22.283 acres and bounded as follows Viz: Begining at two Sugar trees and white oak S. E. corner of said lot No.55 thence N.10 W.107 poles to two Beeches white oak and elm. Thence S. 71 W. 108 poles to two Sugar trees and beeches. Thence S. 14 E. 106 poles to two Sugar trees and stake. Thence S.71 E. 100 poles to the begining . Containing by survey seventy two acres. to have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land and premises unto the aforesaid Phillip Cayton his heirs or assigns to their any proper use and behalf forever. And the aforesaid parties of the first part their heirs executrors of administrators the aforesaid and tract of land and premisses unto the aforesaid Philip Cayton his heirs or assigns against the claim or claims of themselves their heirs executors or administrators of any person claiming in through or under them that warrant and forever defend and shall be under no responsibility as to the claim or claims of any other person or persons whatsoever.
In testimony whereof the aforesaid parties of the first part hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed sealed and delivered by John Scott Vincent Lewis (seal)
in the presents of atty. in fact. Sally Davis (seal)
John Scott (seal)
Gallatin County Sct.
I, Percival Butler, Clerk of the said County Court do certify that the foregoing deed from Vincent Lewis Executor of Thomas Lewis dec. Sally Davis and John Scott to Phillip Cayton.