Friday, October 24, 2014

52 Ancestors: #43 - Unity Smith Thomasson (1787 VA - 1836 KY)


Unity Smith Thomasson was born in June 1787 in Louisa County, Virginia.  Her parents were William Thomasson and Unity Hicks [or Hix].  The surname Thomasson is spelled in numerous ways in records, including one or two m’s or s’s, as well as with a p inserted.

Unity married Dabney Nelson Trice about 1809 in Louisa County, Virginia, and they had at least 8 children.

Temperance Trice (abt 1810 KY – aft 1870 KY) married Eli Tapp in 1842 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. They had 3 children.  Eli had been married previously.

David B. Trice (1810 KY – 1864 KY) married Arminity Jane Compton about 1836 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  I believe they had 7 children and that Arminity married after David’s death.

Joel Trice (1815 KY – 1880 KY) married Elizabeth Parker about 1838.  Elizabeth died about 1880 and Joel then married Emily D. Orman Pritchett.  I believe that this was Emily’s third marriage.

Priscilla Ann Trice (1817 KY – 1883 KY) married Alexander Taylor Winstead in 1838 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  They had at least 8 children.

William Thomas Trice (1821 KY – 1899 KY) married Sarah “Sallie” Compton about 1839 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  I have not yet determined whether Sarah and Arminity were sisters.   
William and Sarah had at least 6 children.

Charles Yancy Trice married Mary Ann Winstead about 1841 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  Charles and Mary Ann had at least 14 children.  Mary Ann Winstead and Alexander Taylor Winstead were siblings.

Unity Trice (1824 KY – 1893 KY) married Samuel W. Cavanah [various spellings also] in 1842 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  I believe that they had two sons.

Dabney Nelson Trice (1826 KY – 1903 MO) married Rebecca Lancaster in 1853 in Missouri.  I believe they had two daughters and two sons. 

Unity died in June 1836 in Hopkins or Webster County, Kentucky and was probably buried in the Trice Cemetery in Webster County, Kentucky.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

52 Ancestors: #42 - Mary Ann Winstead (1821 NC -1889 MO)



Mary Ann Winstead was born in October 1821 in Person County, North Carolina to William Wisntead and Sarah Morrow Winstead.  Mary Ann married Charles Yancy Trice in January 1841 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

Mary Ann and Charles had at least 14 children. At say, at least, because there may be some I haven't identified, although some family records just say they had 14.

Sarah Jane Trice (1841 KY - 1929 KS) married William Sanford Townsend in 1868in DeKalb County, Missouri.  I believe they had 8 children.

Unity Smith Trice (1842 KY – 1929 MO) married Nathan Coleman Newby abut 1865, probably in Missouri.  They had at least 4 children.

Julia Ann Trice (1844 KY – 1922 KS) married Johnson M. Joiner in 1865 in DeKalb County, Missouri and had at least 14 children.  I don’t know the names of 3 of the children and I am assuming that they died at a young age.

John Louis Trice (1846 KY – 1936 MO) married Margaret Priscilla “Maggie” Smith in 1872 in DeKalb County, Missouri and they had at least 3 children.

James Nelson Trice (1847 KY – 1892 MO) married Amanda Lee Thurston in 1882 in Boone County, Missouri and they had at least 3 children.

George Washington Trice (1849 KY - 1924 MO). I believe he married at had at least one child but no information is known about either.

Joel Alexander Trice (1851 MO - 1923 KS) married Lucy Honora Smith in 1877 in DeKalb County, Missouri.  They had at least one daughter.

Charles Yancy Trice, Jr (1853 MO - 1915 AR) married Paralee Steen or Steele.  They had two children.  Then he married Luna Estelle Drake and had three daughters, one of whom died at age 9.

William Monroe Trice (1855 MO - 1940 MO) married three times, I believe: Mary Herron, Lizzie       McIlvane and Geraldine Lewis and may have had at least 5 children.

Henry Thomas Trice (1856 MO – 1940 KS) married Clara Morgan in 1887 and they had one daughter.

Mary Elizabeth Trice (1858 MO – 1944 MO) married George Arthur Butterfield about 1880 and they had 3 sons.

Oliver Cutler Trice (1860 MO – 1901 KY) married Mary Alice Ferril in 1886 in Missouri.  I believe they divorced and Mary remarried.

Marona Amner Trice (1863 MO – 1949 FL) married John F. Short about 1882.  They may have had a daughter.

Hattie Morrow Trice (1866 MO – 1945 ?) – I don’t believe she ever married and I don’t know where she was living when she died.

Mary Ann Winstead Trice died in August 1889 in Missouri and is buried in Packard Cemetery in Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

52 Ancestors - #41 - Gideon Drake (1800 KY – 1896 IN)





Gideon Drake was born in October 1800 in Mason County, Kentucky, to Josiah Drake and an unknown mother.  I believe he had at least one brother, Hiram who was born in 1807 and lived until 1851.

Gideon married Susannah Mitchell in October 1822 in Brown County, Ohio, but sometime between 1822 and 1826, the family moved to Indiana. 

Gideon and Susannah had ten children, I believe.
Josiah Drake (1824-1915) who married Eva Jane Whitenack
Amos Drake (1826-1914) married Martha Brian about 1846
Hiram Drake (1828-1903) married three times, I believe.  In 1852 he married Indiana Hayden.  I believe she died in 1859.  In 1860 he married Clara Armstrong.  Then about 1892 he married Mary Ballenger Hann. 
John Drake (1832-1896) married Mary Jane, about 1858, but her last name is unknown.  I believe they had 6 children.
Polly Drake (1832 - ?) Polly and John may have been twins.  I know nothing more about Polly.  Her name was listed in some family papers, but no additional facts are given.
Wesley Drake (1834-1907) married twice. Wesley married Margaret Fitzpatrick in 1859.  I don’t know what happened to her.  Then in 1861 Wesley married Susan McClain and they had 3 children.
Permelia Drake (1836-1918) married Christopher Columbus Burns about 1854. 
Charlotte Drake married John Ballard about 1859.  I believe they had 4 children.
Joseph Drake (1840-1915) married Melissa Doble about 1861 and may have had 2 children.
Gideon Drake (   ) may have been married three times: Alice (date unknown), Sarah Ralston about 1872, and Mary Moore about 1880. No further information is known about them.

Gideon died in 1896 in Decatur County, Indiana. 

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