John Sale Campbell

M, b. 25 April 1803, d. 1 November 1891
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     John Sale Campbell was born on 25 April 1803 in Amherst County, Virginia, "near Amherst Court House." He was the son of Wiley Campbell and Elizabeth Marsha Sale. John Sales Campbell was a millwright and farmer. He immigrated to Kentucky in 1821 when he traveled from Virginia by horseback with his uncle Joel Allcock. The trip took several weeks and was over the mountains and through dense forests. He had inherited slaves and brought them on the trip. One Negro boy named Ellis Campbell rode behind him all the way to Bowling Green, Kentucky. John spent the first winter with his uncle and worked at his saw mill for twenty-five cents per day and his board. A bond for the marriage of John Sale Campbell and an unknown person was signed on 7 March 1824 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, in the sum of 50 pounds signed by John S Campbell and George Ennis.

John Sale Campbell married Mary Frances Ennis, daughter of George Washington Ennis and Mary Frances Campbell, on 11 March 1824 at Warren County, Kentucky; near Rich Pond. John bought a farm of sixty acres near the John Butt's place and began housekeeping shortly after his marriage. The house consisted of two rooms with a stack chimney and was furnished with an old fashoned four poster cherry bed, a tripod, and a cherry bench. Hanks of spun cotton, wool, flax and tow were hung on wood pins. A box nailed to the wall that was fitted with shelves served as a kitchen cabinet. The dining table was a bailbox that held the bride's table ware that consisted of pewter plates, a mug, one fork and two knives one of which was made of wood. He served an apprenticeship with Samuel Vontress in the Mill Wright's trade and later built his first mill for Peter Lawrence, three miles from Woodburn, on a big spring that empties into Drakes's Creek. He then built a horse mill for Hoe Skiles on the Charlie Skilles's place near Rich Pond. John was a Whig in his early life and a "firm adherent to the Monroe Doctrine, and a staunch Democrat in later years". He cast his first vote for Henry Clay in the Presidential election in October 1824.

In 1827 he visited Virginia and through the invluence of a Christian woman he heard preach from the words, "For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world?" etc., he came to Christ and joined the Methodist Church. He "became a very devout Christian, and showed great devotion to the Church of his choice, and labored diligently for the peace and prosperity of the same." John Sales was a well known Mill Wright and one of the main builders of the Portage Railroad in 1932. This railroad ran from the river up tenth street to the Court House in Bowling Geen, Kentucky. He also built several mills in Warren County such as the Massey Mill, the Dishman Mill, and the Cave Mill. In 1838 and 1839 John built a steam mill for J. RumseySkiles and Jacob Vanmeter near Bowling Green. In 1841 John built a threshing machine for Adam Britton near MountOlivet Church. He improved onthe patent by making a perforated floor when he crossed the slats to separate the wheat from the straw. John bought property near Rich Pond in 1841 and build a family home which was occupied by him for the rest of his life. He sold a portion of his property to his son James just before his death. After his death, his daughter Elizabeth Shields brought the remaining property and thus the home became known as the Campbell-Shields home. According to Zalame Cottrell's Campbell Data, John and Mary Campbell had three additional children who "died when small." In 1848 John built a mill with a treadwheel for a Mr. Holmanin the easternpart of the county, a steam mill for John L Rowe, and a water mill for Briggs on Jenning's Creek. This mill was his last work as a mill wright. In 1855 John built Locust Grove, a Southern Methodist Church, near his home. He was a member of the church at the time. He retired from his trade after building this church and devoted his time to farming although he built a work-shop near his house and fitted it with a set of cabinet tools and a blacksmith's outfit where he continued to make items such as furniture. Although John stilll owned slaves in 1860, and was frank and sincere in his views and in defending his rights, when the final crisis came between the states he "sacrificed his personal welfare and all partisan principles andvoted for the Union."

John Sale Campbell left a will on 19 January 1888 at Warren County, Kentucky. He stated in this will that it was his desire that his estate be divided equally between his children and that he had advanced the following named sums to members of his family for which each must account for in the final settlement of his estate:

     - To Wiley S Campbell          $1627.40

     - To George W Campbell      $1595.30

     - To William H Campbell     $1567.52

     - To Mary E Penner          $1847.18

     - To Eliza M Shields          $1819.13

     - To James A Campbell          $1544.17

     - To Lucy V Miller          $2227.10

     - To Julia Suman          $1805.70

He also indicated it was his desire that One Thousand Dollars of his estate be put out at interest for the benefit and support of Francis Cassuda who had been a faithful servant in his family for a number of years. His will stated that if Francis was able to gain employment and the money was not needed for her support the interest was to be kept with the principle and it was to be equally divided among his children after her death.

He will appointed his son’s William H Campbell, George W Campbell, and James A Campbell as executors.


In a Codicil to his will, signed on 21 August 1888, John changed the amount of land that was to be reserved for the family grave yard changing it from one third of an acre instead of the previous one half acre of land.


John Sale Campbell was a longtime member of the Methodist church. In April 1890, the residence of John S Campbell, several miles in the country in the Three Springs neighborhood, was the scene of a large celebration honoring his 87th birthday. An article in a local newspaper indicated he had "lived a simple, unostentatious life and coming up with the old pioneer days of our country imbibed the rugal habits and honest impulses of that period, and has never outlived them." It also said "His life is an example worthy of emulation, and demonstrates what toil and application to busines can accomplish. He has always been strictly temperate and never fell into the fast ways of the present fast age, and as a consequence is a comparatively hale old man at the age of 87 years."


In a second Codicil to his will, dated 13 October 1890, John indicated that his daughter Julia A Suman was to receive the sum of One Thousand Dollars in addition to her pro-rata as provided in the original will to compensate her for her services and attention to her parents in their helpless old age and afflictions.
His cause of death was a lingering illness of disease incident to old age.

John Sale Campbell died on 1 November 1891 at Warren County, Kentucky, at age 88; at his home in the Three Springs neighborhood after having been in an unconscious condition for several days. Funeral services were held in his residence at 10 o'clock by Rev. J.F. Redford. His estate was probated on 23 November 1891 at Warren County, Kentucky. He was buried in Campbell-Sheilds Graveyard, three miles south of Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, by the side of his wife who preceeded him to the grave four years. "Like Jacob of old, he wanted his famiy buried on the ground he had purchased with his own money."

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1850a farmer
1860a farmer
1870a farmer
1880a farmer

Children of John Sale Campbell and Mary Frances Ennis

Mary Frances Ennis

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     Mary Frances Ennis was born on 4 June 1804 in Nelson County, Virginia. She was the daughter of George Washington Ennis and Mary Frances Campbell. The Ennis family joined a caravan of wagons that left Amherst County, Virginia in 1805 for Warren County, Kentucky. This migration westward included the families of Ennis, Campbell, Page, Martin, Swinney, Allcock and others. The Ennis family settled south of Bowling Green, near Rich Pond Grove, Warren County, Kentucky.

Mary Frances Ennis married John Sale Campbell, son of Wiley Campbell and Elizabeth Marsha Sale, on 11 March 1824 at Warren County, Kentucky; near Rich Pond. She was "born again" in 1833 and joined the Methodist Chursh shortly afterward. According to Zalame Cottrell's Campbell Data, John and Mary Campbell had three additional children who "died when small."

Mary Frances (Ennis) Campbell died on 21 July 1887 at Warren County, Kentucky, at age 83 at 7:15 o'clock at her home in the Three Springs neighborhood. Funeral services were held on 22 July 1887 in Warren County, Kentucky, at her home by the Revs. J F Redford of the Methodist church, and F T Adair of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was buried in Campbell-Sheilds Graveyard, three miles south of Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.

Children of Mary Frances Ennis and John Sale Campbell

George Washington Ennis

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     George Washington Ennis was born in 1770 in Amherst County, Virginia. It is believed that George’s Great-grandfather was John Ennis. John was born in Ireland around 1695 and died in 1762 in Goochland County, Virginia. John Ennis arrived in America on the 25th of June 1716 at the port of Boston on the passenger-carrying ship Globe along with 28 other passengers that had sailed from Dublin, Ireland. John was listed as a currier on the ship’s manifest. No record has been found for John’s marriage but he had at least one son, also named John Ennis, who was born in 1745 in Albemarle County, Virginia. John Ennis, Jr. Ennis, John Jr. became well known as a man of influence and position in the Old Dominion. John Ennis, Jr. married Mary Ann Whitlock who was born in March 1740 in Virginia, died in 1827 in Warren County, Kentucky, and was buried on the Whitlock Farm Cemetery in Warren County. John Ennis Jr., and Mary Ann Whitlock are believed to be George Washington Ennis’s parents.

George, then, had at least six brothers and sisters born of his parent John, Jr. and Mary Ann including John Enni, III who married Rachel Campbel in 1797, Sally Enni who married Axel H. Pag in 1807, Molly Enni who married Lewis McQuee in 1785, Franky Enni who married Gideon Marti in 1789, Jean Enni who married James Edmond in 1796, and Winney Enni who married in 1805. He married Mary Frances Campbell, daughter of Ambrose Campbell and Margaret Nancy Gillespie, on 24 November 1796 in Amherst County, Virginia. The Ennis family joined a caravan of wagons that left Amherst County, Virginia in 1805 for Warren County, Kentucky. This migration westward included the families of Ennis, Campbell, Page, Martin, Swinney, Allcock and others. The Ennis family settled south of Bowling Green, near Rich Pond Grove, Warren County, Kentucky. George Washington Ennis was widowed with the death of Mary Frances (Campbell) Ennis on 16 September 1823 in Warren County, Kentucky. George Washington Ennis married Matilda Allcock, daughter of Joseph Reynolds Allcock and Martha Ann Stilley Campbell, on 23 April 1824 in Warren County, Kentucky. George Washington Ennis left a will in 1832 at Warren County, Kentucky, where he mentions his children William T, Elizabeth, Willis, George W, Joseph, Cornelius, and Slly Phelps. His daughter Margaret Dishman was also listed.

George Washington Ennis died on 15 June 1835 in Rich Pond, Warren County, Kentucky. He was buried in Ennis Cemetery, Rich Pond, Warren County, Kentucky.

Children of George Washington Ennis and Mary Frances Campbell

Children of George Washington Ennis and Matilda Allcock

Mary Frances Campbell

F, b. 12 September 1777, d. 16 September 1823
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     Mary Frances Campbell was born on 12 September 1777 in Amherst County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Ambrose Campbell and Margaret Nancy Gillespie. Mary Frances Campbell married George Washington Ennis on 24 November 1796 in Amherst County, Virginia. Mary Frances (Campbell) Ennis was a witness The Ennis family joined a caravan of wagons that left Amherst County, Virginia in 1805 for Warren County, Kentucky. This migration westward included the families of Ennis, Campbell, Page, Martin, Swinney, Allcock and others. The Ennis family settled south of Bowling Green, near Rich Pond Grove, Warren County, Kentucky.

Mary Frances (Campbell) Ennis died on 16 September 1823 in Warren County, Kentucky, at age 46. She was buried in Ennis Cemetery, Rich Pond, Warren County, Kentucky.

Children of Mary Frances Campbell and George Washington Ennis

Wiley Campbell

M, b. 8 July 1772, d. 3 February 1842
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     Wiley Campbell was born on 8 July 1772 in Amherst County, Virginia. He was the son of Joel Campbell and Nancy Elizabeth Mills. Wiley Campbell was also known as Wesley according to his son Thomas Sale's memoirs. He married Elizabeth Marsha Sale, daughter of John Sale and Frances Sanders, on 18 November 1800 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Sale serving as bondsman. Wiley Campbell embraced religion and joined the Methodist Episocopal Church in 1805. Wiley was a class leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church and during the winters his house was the preaching place for many visiting preachers. In 1832, as the result of a suit of Wiley Campbell versus Catlett Campbell, 464 acres of Joel Campbell's land was surveyed. On 28 July 1832 190 acres of the land went to Nancy Campbell, wife of Catlett Campbell and 174 acres of the land went to Susannah Campbell, wife of Lewis Campbell. He left a will on 20 July 1841 at Amherst County, Virginia.

Wiley Campbell died on 3 February 1842 in Amherst County, Virginia, at age 69. His cause of death was from complications following a nine month illness and confinement. Funeral services were preached; by S.W. Jones on the 4th inst, from Kings, 20th chapter and part of the 1st verse that reads "Thus saith the Lord, set thy house in order, for thou shall die and not live." He was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia. His estate was probated on 21 March 1842 at Amherst County, Virginia; witnessed by Thos Wingfield, Marmaduke B Sisson, and RO Wingfield; Lewis S Campbell qualified as executor.

Children of Wiley Campbell and Elizabeth Marsha Sale

Elizabeth Marsha Sale

F, b. 7 February 1778, d. 1 March 1843
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     Elizabeth Marsha Sale was born on 7 February 1778 in Amherst County, Virginia. She was the daughter of John Sale and Frances Sanders. Elizabeth Marsha Sale married Wiley Campbell, son of Joel Campbell and Nancy Elizabeth Mills, on 18 November 1800 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Sale serving as bondsman.

Elizabeth Marsha (Sale) Campbell died on 1 March 1843 in Amherst County, Virginia, at age 65. She was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia.

Children of Elizabeth Marsha Sale and Wiley Campbell

John Sale

M, b. 30 December 1740, d. 30 March 1815
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     John Sale was born on 30 December 1740 in Caroline County, Virginia. He was the son of Anthony Sale and Anne Bristow. John Sale married Frances Sanders, daughter of Phillip Saunders and Mary (?), in 1762 in Virginia.

John Sale died on 30 March 1815 in Amherst County, Virginia, at age 74.

Child of John Sale and Frances Sanders

Frances Sanders

F, b. 27 November 1740, d. 8 January 1832
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     Frances Sanders was born on 27 November 1740 in Virginia. She was the daughter of Phillip Saunders and Mary (?) Frances Sanders married John Sale, son of Anthony Sale and Anne Bristow, in 1762 in Virginia.

Frances (Sanders) Sale died on 8 January 1832 in Virginia at age 91.

Child of Frances Sanders and John Sale

Joel Campbell

M, b. circa 1745, d. 8 May 1832
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     Joel Campbell was born circa 1745 in Scotland. He was the son of Henry Campbell and Margaret Charity Catlett. Joel and two brothers emigrated to Virginia and settled in Carolina County before the Revolution. He later moved to Amherst County where he settled on a large plantation, a land grant, a portion of which remained with his descendents for many years. Joel Campbell married Nancy Elizabeth Mills, daughter of William Mills, circa 1771 in Virginia.

In his father's will, which was probated on 7 December 1772, Joel received one hundred acres of land. Joel gave notice in the Lynchburg Virginian on 20 December 1830 that he was no longer capableof transacting his own buisiness and that he was appointing Wiley Campbell as his lawful Attorney. Joel Campbell left a will on 7 April 1832 at Amherst County, Virginia. He died on 8 May 1832 in Amherst County, Virginia.

In his obituary he was described as kind, generous and humane and in heart a warm philanthropist. This description likely means he sought to promote the welfare of others and probably was generous in giving money to good causes. He was humble and conscientious and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was also described as an industrious, regular sober man, who had enjoyed uninterrupted health in the progress of his last days until a few years past when he had, at times, been slightly paralyzed but never long confined. Earlier in the day of his death he had gone for a walk in his yard and in the evening about 5:00 he was found sitting in his chair in a little porch with his head slightly bent back, as one in a profound study or asleep, breathless and apparently without his making the least struggle. The obituary ended with “The voyage of life is at an end, The mortal affliction is past, The age that in heaven he’ll spend, Through eternity’s time shall last.

His estate was probated on 21 May 1832 at Amherst County, Virginia; witnessed by RO. and Thomas Wingfield; son Wiley and friend John Warwick were executors; bondsman were Cornl. Sale and Eaton Carpenter. An inventory recorded on 25 May 1832 in Amherst County, Virginia for Joe's estate was 5,432.25 and 217.00. In 1832, as the result of a suit of Wiley Campbell versus Catlett Campbell, 464 acres of Joel Campbell's land was surveyed. On 28 July 1832 190 acres of the land went to Nancy Campbell, wife of Catlett Campbell and 174 acres of the land went to Susannah Campbell, wife of Lewis Campbell.

Children of Joel Campbell and Nancy Elizabeth Mills

Nancy Elizabeth Mills

F, b. circa 1755, d. after 1832
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     Nancy Elizabeth Mills was born circa 1755 in Virginia. She was the daughter of William Mills. Nancy Elizabeth Mills married Joel Campbell, son of Henry Campbell and Margaret Charity Catlett, circa 1771 in Virginia.

Nancy Elizabeth (Mills) Campbell died after 1832 in Virginia.

Children of Nancy Elizabeth Mills and Joel Campbell

Henry Campbell

M, b. circa 1706, d. 10 March 1772
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     Henry Campbell was born circa 1706 in Perth, Scotland, in one of the 32 council areas of Scotland known as Perth and Kinross. He may have been the son of John Campbell and Elizabeth Elphinstone. John and Elizabeth were married on 28 February 1692 in Saint James Dukes Place in London, England which was an Anglican parish church in the Aldgate ward of London that was established in the early 17th century. It has been said that Henry's grandparents, father and mother of John Campbell, may have been Archibald Campbell, Earl of Argyll Campbell, and Mary Stewart, daughter of James Earl of Moray Stewart and Margaret Home. Archibald and Mary were married on 13 May 1650 in Canongatge, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Cannongate is a districtd of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.

Henry Campbell married Margaret Charity Catlett in 1730 in Perthshire, Perth County, Scotland. It is believed that Henry and Charity immigrated to America around 1746 through Philadelphia. Over a three month period in 1746 three individuals named Henry Campbell indentured themselves as a servant to individuals in Philadelphia for varous amounts of service, the longest being three years. Perhaps one of these three men was Henry. Regardless, Henry and Charity initially settled in Carolina County, Virginia before moving to Amherst County around 1761.

On 6 March 1769 Henry purchased a farm from Lawrence Campbell and his wife Henrietta Catlett for the sum of 45 pounds. One wonders of Lawrence and Henry or Charity and Henrietta were related. Especially since Lawsrence lived nearby and it is assumed he was the same Lawrence who was eventually named as one of the Executors in Henry's will. There was a third Campbell married to a Catlett who also lived in Amherst County at the time. Perhaps they were also related in some way. Researchers who have used DNA testing in the Campbell line have stated they were closely related, but that they were not siblings.

Henry Campbell left a will on 10 March 1772 at Amherst County, Virginia, leaving the plantation on which he was living and all of his stocks of horses, hoggs, sheep and heffers to his wife Charity Campbell to use during her lifetime or widowhood. He stated that following her death his estate and furniture was to be sold and equally divided among all of his children. In addition he specified his son John was toi receive one Shilling Sterling, his son Ambrose was to receive one hundred acres of land, his son Aaron was to receive one hundred acres of land, and his son Joel was to receive one hundred acres of land. He also left his grandson Henry Cashwell a two year old Helfer and appointed his exectors to be his wife Charity along with Lawrence Campbell and Aaron Campbell.

Henry Campbell died on 10 March 1772 in Amherst County, Virginia, on his farm. His estate was probated on 7 December 1772 at Amherst County, Virginia. He was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Amherst County, Virginia, at Bethel Place on a portion of the farm where Henry lived and died. It was known as "Mint Dale" until it passed into the Bethel Family when Henry's daughter Mildred married Robert Bethel. It then became known as "Bethel Place." A thick five foot wall surrounds four marked graves. Buried within the wall are Elizabeth Dabney Brown Campbell, Elizabeth M. Sale wife of Wiley Campbell, Henry Campbell and his wife Charity, Lewis Sale Campbell, and Wiley Campbell. There are many other marked and unmarked graves outside the wall.

Children of Henry Campbell and Margaret Charity Catlett

Margaret Charity Catlett

F, b. 1710, d. 1787
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     Margaret Charity Catlett was born in 1710 in Scotland likely in Perth and Kinross Council, perhaps in the city of Perth where her husband Henry was born. Her full name was likely Margaret Charity Catlett and she was likely the daughter of John Catlett and Elizabeth Gaines.

Margaret Charity Catlett married Henry Campbell in 1730 in Perthshire, Perth County, Scotland. It is believed that Henry and Charity immigrated to America around 1746 through Philadelphia. Over a three month period in 1746 three individuals named Henry Campbell indentured themselves as a servant to individuals in Philadelphia for varous amounts of service, the longest being three years. Perhaps one of these three men was Henry. Regardless, Henry and Charity initially settled in Carolina County, Virginia before moving to Amherst County around 1761.

On 6 March 1769 Henry purchased a farm from Lawrence Campbell and his wife Henrietta Catlett for the sum of 45 pounds. One wonders of Lawrence and Henry or Charity and Henrietta were related. Especially since Lawsrence lived nearby and it is assumed he was the same Lawrence who was eventually named as one of the Executors in Henry's will. There was a third Campbell married to a Catlett who also lived in Amherst County at the time. Perhaps they were also related in some way. Researchers who have used DNA testing in the Campbell line have stated they were closely related, but that they were not siblings. In her husband's will, which was probated on 7 December 1772, Charity received the plantation on which they lived, all of his stock of horses, hogs, and sheep except for one two year old Hefer so long as she did not marry. In the event of her death or marriage, remaining stock and furniture was to be sold and the mony from the sale to be equally divided among their children excep for their son John.

Margaret Charity Catlett died in 1787 in Amherst County, Virginia. A thick five foot wall surrounds four marked graves. Buried within the wall are Elizabeth Dabney Brown Campbell, Elizabeth M. Sale wife of Wiley Campbell, Henry Campbell and his wife Charity, Lewis Sale Campbell, and Wiley Campbell. There are many other marked and unmarked graves outside the wall. She was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, at Bethel Place on a portion of the farm where Henry lived and died. It was known as "Mint Dale" until it passed into the Bethel Family when Henry's daughter Mildred married Robert Bethel. It then became known as "Bethel Place."

Children of Margaret Charity Catlett and Henry Campbell

Walter Curran Brashear

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     Walter Curran Brashear was born in May 1824 in near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was the son of Levi Brashear and Camilla Lansdale. Walter's parents died when he was young and he was raised by his Uncle Alexander Massey of Russellville, Kentucky. He served an apprenticeship in the office of the Green River Gazette before purchasing and then editing the paper.

On 19 November 1846, Walter wrote a long and very sad letter to Ben C Grinder in Lexington, Kentucky expressing that he was "under the influence of gloomy feelings". In discussing power and death he said "What is wealth, power, a great manna, the approbation of men, compared with a life of toil, strife, bickering, envey, jealousy, and mountaneous evils consequent upon a struggle to gratify ambitious desires. and what are our most cherished hopes, but so many of those fabled apples, which turn to ashes upon the lips? Yea, what is life itself but a page in the infinite volume of eternity, upon which is written, but trouble and Death? Death! a reality which maketh high and low tremble." He also indicated he had not been to town in a long while because he had been pouring over law books. Walter wrote a long letter to Martha Crutchfield on 27 December 1846 and detailed his concern that she understand that if she married him she would be sharing the "discomforts, inconveniences and privations of a thinly populated and founteir state." He warns her of his poverty and the hardships she will endure and says, "I mean it literally, not comparatively. Consider then for a moment the duties devolving upon the wife of a man without servants or the means of procuring them - duties to which you have never been accustomed, very drudgery."

Walter Curran Brashear lived on 26 January 1847 at Warren County, Kentucky, with one of his sisters near Bowling Green. Walter corresponded with Martha on 4 March 1847 to confirm his planned arrival date in Danville, Kentucky on the 19th of April and agreed that their wedding would be a private one that could be arranged after his arrival. Walter wrote a final letter to Martha on Thursday, the 15th of April, 1847 letting her know he was ill with chills, but hopeful that the chills would break and he would yet be able to make a start at the trip to Danville in a day or two and, by hard riding, still be able to reach Danville by Monday, the 19th of April.

A bond for the marriage of Walter Curran Brashear and Martha Hope Crutchfield was signed on 29 April 1847 at Boyle County, Kentucky, by W.C. Brashear and John F Warren. Walter Curran Brashear married Martha Hope Crutchfield, daughter of Richard D Crutchfield and Mary Anne Wheeler, circa April 1847 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky.

In 1859 Walter purchased 100 acres on Beech Bend (a bend in the Barron River) Northwest of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Walter Curran Brashear registered for the draft for the Civil War in February 1864, while living at Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, reporting he was employed as a farmer. He was confirmed on 3 April 1867 at Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, by R. Rev. G.D. Cummins. Walter was elected to the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Ecclesiastical year on 12 April 1868. Walter was elected to the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Ecclesiastical year on 21 April 1878.

Walter Curran Brashear appeared on the 1880 census, agricultural schedule of Subdivision Number 228, Warren County, Kentucky; as the owner of a farm with 70 acres of improved land and 12 acres of unimproved land. Total value including land, buildings, machinery and livestock was listed as 2,501 dollars. Walter paid for 20 weeks of hired labor the previous year and the value of farm productions were 1,540 dollars. Livestock included three horses, three mules, and three milk cow which produced 360 pounds of butter the previous year. He sold one cow and slaughtered an additional cow during 1879. The farm included 21 sheep which produced 13 lambs. One sheep was slaughtered, one died of disease, and fifty six pounds of fleece were produced during the previous year. The farm also included 92 swine and 150 chickens which produced 208 eggs during 1879. During the previous year 35 acres of land were used to produce 1,100 bushels of indian corn and 3 acres produced 51 bushels of wheat. Additional crop produced included 150 bushels of potatoes. There were also 4 acres containing 200 apple bearing trees and one acre which produced 50 pounds of grapes where were valued at 600 dollars. Twenty pounds of honey were also produced from hives located on the farm and 35 cords of lumber, valued at 155 dollars, were cut from the land in 1879. Walter was elected to the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Ecclesiastical year on 10 April 1882.

Walter inherited property in Warren County, Kentucky called "Knob Orchard" in 1894 after the death of his brother Robert Brashear. Walter was elected to the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Ecclesiastical year on 19 April 1897.

Walter Curran Brashear left a will on 24 December 1900 at Warren County, Kentucky; leaving his home, farm, and sufficient stock to properly work it, to his son William H Brashear and daughters Dora and Jennie L Brashear, so long as they "remain single and can get along harmoniously together." He indicated the reason he was leaving his property to his younger children was that his three older children Stella F McGinnis, Richard L Brashear, and Camilla L Baker were already being provided with comfortable homes. He made specific provisions in the will for his son Curran, leaving property in Bowling Green known as the "McNeel Place" to him. He also made provisions for his grandson Robert L Brashear. He named his son William Helm Brashear as his executor. In a codicil to the will dated 15 May 1902, he added that amy money remaining after payment of his depts was to be divided between his six heirs, excluding Curran Brashear, because "the portion I have alloted him is already more than one seventh of the estate." He wrote a codicil to his will on 15 May 1902 at Warren County, Kentucky; stating that the knob Orchard referenced in the will had been sold and that two hundred and fifty dollars accruing from the last two payments from the sale was to be paid to his son R.L Brashear to be used "exclusively in aiding him to acquiare a thorough knowledge of Electrical Engineering if he shows any disposition to take such a course, or aptitude for it."

Walter Curran Brashear died on 10 June 1902 at Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, at age 78. He was buried on 11 June 1902 in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, in Cemetery 1, Section C, Site C-247 with Chas. W. B. Hill officiating. His estate was probated on 23 June 1902 at Warren County, Kentucky, proved by the oaths of D.B. Campbell and J.A. Graham with Virgil Garvin, Clerk of Warren County Court presiding.

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1860a butcher
1870a farmer
1880a farmer
1900a farmer

Children of Walter Curran Brashear and Martha Hope Crutchfield

Martha Hope Crutchfield

F, b. 1821, d. 6 September 1893
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     Martha Hope Crutchfield was born in 1821 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Richard D Crutchfield and Mary Anne Wheeler.

A bond for the marriage of Martha Hope Crutchfield and Walter Curran Brashear was signed on 29 April 1847 at Boyle County, Kentucky, by W.C. Brashear and John F Warren. Martha Hope Crutchfield married Walter Curran Brashear, son of Levi Brashear and Camilla Lansdale, circa April 1847 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. Martha Hope Crutchfield was confirmed on 3 April 1867 at Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, by R. Rev. G.D. Cummins.

In 1880 the family farm contained 70 acres of improved land and 12 acres of unimproved land. The total value including land, buildings, machinery and livestock was 2,501 dollars. Livestock included three horses, three mules, and three milk cow which produced 360 pounds of butter the previous year. He sold one cow and slaughtered an additional cow during 1879. The farm included 21 sheep which produced 13 lambs. One sheep was slaughtered, one died of disease, and fifty six pounds of fleece were produced during the previous year. The farm also included 92 swine and 150 chickens which produced 208 eggs during 1879. During the previous year 35 acres of land were used to produce 1,100 bushels of indian corn and 3 acres produced 51 bushels of wheat. Additional crop produced included 150 bushels of potatoes. There were also 4 acres containing 200 apple bearing trees and one acre which produced 50 pounds of grapes where were valued at 600 dollars. Twenty pounds of honey were also produced from hives located on the farm and 35 cords of lumber, valued at 155 dollars, were cut from the land in 1879.

Martha Hope (Crutchfield) Brashear died on 6 September 1893 at Warren County, Kentucky. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, in Cemetery 1, Section C, Site C-247.

Children of Martha Hope Crutchfield and Walter Curran Brashear

Richard D Crutchfield

M, b. 1782, d. 7 April 1843
Relationship
2nd great-grandfather of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Richard D Crutchfield was born in 1782 in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia. He was the son of William D Crutchfield and Agnes D Sevier. Richard D Crutchfield married Mary Anne Wheeler on 17 July 1807 in Mercer County, Kentucky. On January 27, 1816 Richard bought a 5 acre lot from pioneer James Brown in Danville, Kentucky on Dillehay and Fackler streets. Three years later he added another 29 acres to the property. The long yard ran back several hundred feet from Fourth Street and was approached through a growth of sugar mables and other native trees. The Crutchfield home was originally a two story mansion and during the Civil War was used, for a time, as a military hospital. Richard was one of the original subscribers to an Academy Fund in Danville, Kentucky that was formed for the benefit of the College of Kentucky in January 1818. He pledged 100.00 to the fund. Richard and Anne had a total of ten children.

Richard D Crutchfield died on 7 April 1843 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. He was buried on 2 May 1843 in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, in Section 2, Lot 2. An administrator bond was posted in the sum of ten thousand dollars in the Circuit Court of Boyle County, Kentucky appointing David A Rufree, James P Crutchfield, and Robert Rufree as administrators of the estate of Richard D Crutchfield.

Children of Richard D Crutchfield and Mary Anne Wheeler

Mary Anne Wheeler

F, b. 1791, d. 9 November 1862
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2nd great-grandmother of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Mary Anne Wheeler was born in 1791 in Fort Cumberland, Maryland, the daughter of Henry Wheeler who may have been born in 1755 and died in 1807 in Kentucky at the age of 52. Ann may have had two brothers John, born around 1787 and James born in 1787 and a sister Susan born in 1776. Mary Anne Wheeler was also known as Elizabeth. She married Richard D Crutchfield, son of William D Crutchfield and Agnes D Sevier, on 17 July 1807 in Mercer County, Kentucky. Richard and Anne had a total of ten children.

Anne (Wheeler) Crutchfield died on 9 November 1862 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. She was buried in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky.

Children of Mary Anne Wheeler and Richard D Crutchfield

Levi Brashear

M, b. 14 November 1773, d. 1828
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2nd great-grandfather of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Levi Brashear was born on 14 November 1773 in Maryland. He was the son of Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear and Frances Pamelia Catteral. Levi immigrated to Nelson County, Kentucky about 1807 and was a trader between Louisville, Kentucky and New Orleans, Louisania. Levi Brashear married Camilla Lansdale, daughter of Richard Lansdale, on 8 May 1809 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.

Levi Brashear died in 1828 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Census

1820

Children of Levi Brashear and Camilla Lansdale

Camilla Lansdale

F, b. before 1795, d. before 1828
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2nd great-grandmother of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Camilla Lansdale was born before 1795 in Virginia. She was the daughter of Richard Lansdale. Camilla Lansdale married Levi Brashear, son of Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear and Frances Pamelia Catteral, on 8 May 1809 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.

Camilla (Lansdale) Brashear died before 1828 in Kentucky.

Children of Camilla Lansdale and Levi Brashear

Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear

M, b. 17 April 1734, d. 5 October 1807
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3rd great-grandfather of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear was born on 17 April 1734 in Prince George County, Maryland. He was the son of Samuel Brashear Jr and Elizabeth Brashear. Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear married Frances Pamelia Catteral on 22 February 1750 in Maryland. Nacy and his family moved to Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania around 1778. Ignatius entered lands and settled in Bullitt County, Kentucky in 1784. He was of Huguenot descent and reared a family of twelve children.

Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear died on 5 October 1807 in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, at age 73. He was buried in Old Crow Brashear Cemetery, Sheperdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky.

Children of Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear and Frances Pamelia Catteral

Frances Pamelia Catteral

F, b. 14 April 1736, d. 31 December 1804
Relationship
3rd great-grandmother of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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Brashear Pedigree
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     Frances Pamelia Catteral was born on 14 April 1736. She married Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear, son of Samuel Brashear Jr and Elizabeth Brashear, on 22 February 1750 in Maryland. Nacy and his family moved to Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania around 1778. Ignatius entered lands and settled in Bullitt County, Kentucky in 1784. He was of Huguenot descent and reared a family of twelve children.

Frances Pamelia Catteral died on 31 December 1804 at age 68.

Children of Frances Pamelia Catteral and Ignatius (Nacy) Brashear

Samuel Brashear Jr

M, b. 12 February 1696/97, d. before 1 November 1773
Relationship
4th great-grandfather of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Samuel Brashear Jr was born on 12 February 1696/97. He was the son of Samuel Brashear Sr and Ann Jones. Samuel Brashear Jr married Elizabeth Brashear, daughter of Benjamin Brashear Sr (III) and Mary Jones, on 17 December 1717.

Samuel Brashear Jr died before 1 November 1773 in Prince George County, Maryland.

Children of Samuel Brashear Jr and Elizabeth Brashear

Elizabeth Brashear

F, b. 30 March 1701, d. before 6 February 1775
Relationship
4th great-grandmother of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Elizabeth Brashear was born on 30 March 1701. She was the daughter of Benjamin Brashear Sr (III) and Mary Jones. Elizabeth Brashear married Samuel Brashear Jr, son of Samuel Brashear Sr and Ann Jones, on 17 December 1717.

Elizabeth Brashear died before 6 February 1775 in Prince George County, Maryland.

Children of Elizabeth Brashear and Samuel Brashear Jr

Samuel Brashear Sr

M, b. 1673, d. August 1740
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5th great-grandfather of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Samuel Brashear Sr was born in 1673 in Maryland. He was the son of Robert Brashier III and (?) Unknown. Samuel Brashear Sr married Ann Jones, daughter of William Jones and Dorothy Cager, circa 1694 in Maryland.

Samuel Brashear Sr died in August 1740 in Maryland.

Children of Samuel Brashear Sr and Ann Jones

Ann Jones

F
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5th great-grandmother of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Ann Jones was born. She was the daughter of William Jones and Dorothy Cager. Ann Jones married Samuel Brashear Sr, son of Robert Brashier III and (?) Unknown, circa 1694 in Maryland.

Children of Ann Jones and Samuel Brashear Sr

Robert Brashier III

M, b. circa 1646, d. 1712
     Robert Brashier III was born circa 1646. He was the son of Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur and Mary ?richford. Robert Brashier III married (?) Unknown circa 1665. Robert Brashier III married Mrs Alice Jackson in 1679.

Robert Brashier III died in 1712.

Children of Robert Brashier III and (?) Unknown

Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur

M, b. circa 1620, d. December 1662
Relationship
7th great-grandfather of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur was born circa 1620 in France. He was the son of Robert Brasseur/Brashear the Huguenot. Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur immigrated with his father, Robert Brasseur/Brashear the Huguenot circa 1635 at Virginia; with at least seven children. Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur married Mary ?richford circa 1645.

Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur died in December 1662 in Calvert County, Maryland.

Children of Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur and Mary ?richford

Mary ?richford

F
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7th great-grandmother of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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     Mary ?richford was born probably England. She married Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur, son of Robert Brasseur/Brashear the Huguenot, circa 1645.

Children of Mary ?richford and Benjamin (Benois) Brasseur

Ernest Graham Pilley

M, b. 1 January 1913, d. 13 September 1994
     Ernest Graham Pilley was born on 1 January 1913 in North Carolina the son of Jesse Abner Pilley and Judith Greenway. His Social Security Number was 112-09-9865. Ernest enlisted in the United States Military at Fort Jay Governors Island in New York on 6 October 1942. He and Jo Anne Cottrell begin living together, daughter of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Sr and Estella Zalame Brashear, circa May 1970 at New York, New York County, New York.

Ernest Graham Pilley died on 13 September 1994 in a Nursing and Rest Home, Durham, North Carolina, at age 81. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina. His death certificate shows he was cremated so it is assumed his ashes were buried in the cemetery where his marker rests.

Richard Cottrell

M, b. 26 October 1779, d. 11 November 1829
Relationship
2nd great-granduncle of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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Cottrell Descendent
     Richard Cottrell was born on 26 October 1779 in Henrico County, Virginia, the son of Peter Cottrell and Suisannah Sheppard. He was the son of Peter Cottrell and Susannah Sheppard. His grandfather, Richard Cottrell, in a will probated in April 1792, left him one negro girl named Bell. Richard Cottrell married Anna Clarke on 8 January 1800 in Henrico County, Virginia. Richard Cottrell married Deoshy Elliott in September 1829.

Richard Cottrell died on 11 November 1829 in Shelby County, Kentucky, at age 50.

Children of Richard Cottrell and Anna Clarke

Samuel Cottrell

M, b. 7 June 1781, d. 3 August 1858
Relationship
2nd great-granduncle of Taylor Cosby Cottrell Jr
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Cottrell Descendent (#1)
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     Samuel Cottrell was born on 7 June 1781 in Henrico County, Virginia. He was the son of Peter Cottrell and Susannah Sheppard. Samuel Cottrell married Elizabeth Deborah Cottrell, daughter of Charles Waddell Cottrell and Mary Sheppard, on 1 December 1803 in Henrico County, Virginia. Samuel Cottrell witnessed the probate of the estate of Peter Cottrell on 17 April 1816 in Henrico County, Virginia. Samuel Cottrell was widowed with the death of Elizabeth (Cottrell) Cottrell on 30 March 1853 in Henrico County, Virginia.

Samuel Cottrell died on 3 August 1858 in Virginia at age 77.

Occupation

1850a farmer

Children of Samuel Cottrell and Elizabeth Deborah Cottrell