Thanks so much for the great information. I think we may be onto something really good here! I have also been looking into the possibilty of Ky connections with Azariah, Alfred, Cornelius, and another mystery man, Squire Bone. I have been conjecturing that all of these Bones may have been the sons of John Bone of Hickamn County, KY.
I am not familiar with the Catherine(?) you are referring to. It looks as if she turned up in your research?
I have as Young Bone's wife, Amy McDaniel b.c.1807 in SC. Young and Amy were married Dec 10, 1836 in Maury County, TN.
Had you already discovered that your Mumford Bone was the son of Young Ewen Bone? The census of 1850 Maury County, TN, names him and my ancestor, Mary Francis Bone, as children. Mumford had his name spelled Mumsford, Mansford, and Mumphard at one time or another. I have also seen him listed as M.E. Bone. Mumford was named after his uncle, Mumford McDaniel of Limestone County, Alabama. That Mumford was the brother of the Amy McDaniel mentioned above. I found Mumford and Mandy's information mostly in the censuses of 1880, 1900, and 1910 of White County, AR. I also have a picture of Mumford's gravestone which gave me his specific vital statistics.
The 1850 Maury, TN census listed Young's birthplace as KY, but he was certainly living in Williamson County, TN by June 1, 1815, as he was married to his first wife Dorcas Stepehenson there at that time. From land records of the area I discovered that Young must have moved to Maury County, TN by 1822. In 1845, he sold land in Maury County, TN. In 1853, he sold land and moved out of the area. In 1858 he appears in Independence County, AR. In 1860, he is living in Barren Twp, Independence County, AR. On June 16, he made a land transction in Batesville, Independence County. He must have died by 1870 as his wife, Amy (McDaniel) Bone is listed as head of household on the census in the area.
I was very excited when I found the connection between Young Bone and his descendants, and I have now been working assiduously, although enthusiastically, on discovering Young Ewen's ancestry. My first foray into this area was when I began looking at the other Bones of the Maury, TN area. I discovered that there was an Elizabeth (Potts) Bone who had died there in 1837. Elizabeth was the wife of William Bone 1V. This seemed like a promising lead for Young's parents as Elizabeth's sister, Asenath Potts, wife of James R. Bone, had children living in the Indepndence County, AR area. I thought initially that Young may have moved there to be near his cousins Azor and the Rev. Henry Francis Bone's families. Since Asenath and Elizabeth were sisters, I thought that might explain why Young might coincidentally end up in that area. I had wondered about Henry Francis and Azor's connection to Young's family for quite some time, and this seemed like a really great clue. I also wondered about the possiblity of Young being the son of James R. Bone and Asenath Potts, but I can't see a KY or Maury, TN connection anywhere to link him up with these Bones.
Young Ewen Bone is such an usual name, so I was very pleasantly surprised to receive some email correspondence a while ago from a fellow researcher who told me that there was another Young "Ewing" Bone who had died in TX. He gave me the address of Mary Lou Schafrick who is a descendant of that Young Bone and we compared notes. This second Young Ewing Bone was born Sep 28, 1836 in MO d. Dec 21, 1869. He was the husband of Sarah Ann Rozell and they were married in Fannin County, TX. Young Bone's parents were Alfred S. Bone and Rachel Tygert. Alfred was born 1801 in KY and was the son of a John Bone there. I wondered about the possibility of her Young Bone being named after my older (b.c. 1797) Young Ewen Bone. Could my Young possibly be Alfred's brother, and Young #2's uncle? Mary Lou also told me that an Azariah Bone was often found with Alfred Bone in records. Could Azariah, Alfred, and Young have been brothers? The best candidate for their father would be John A. Bone b. Feb 14, 1757 Lancaster County, PA d. 1840 in Hickman County, KY. John would have been the right age, KY would be the right state, and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Potts would give us our much needed Maury County, TN connection. Elizabeth Potts' sister, Asenath, would then give us our Independence County, AR connection.
The other possible link to these Bones we are researching, might be John's twin brother, James Abner Bone. John and James moved to Kentucky together in the early 1800's.
Another Bone link which I find to be very interesting is that of the Bone Cumberland Presbyterian ministers. These ministers were cousins who had links in KY, TN, and AR. It seems as though almost every distinct branch of the original Bone family from PA and NC had at least one of these ministers in the family. The Rev. James Abner Bone was the son of James A. Bone and Priscilla Lassiter, the Rev. Francis A. Bone was the son son of James' brother John Bone and Nancy, the Rev. Henry Francis Bone was the son of James R. Bone and Asenath Potts, the Rev. Joseph McCreary Bone was the son of Andrew Bone and Lucinda Bone, the Rev. Thomas Bone was the son of Hugh Bone and Mary Hill, the Rev. Matthew Houstowas another son Hugh Bone and Mary Hill, and finally, the Rev. Alfred J. Bone was the son of James Hill Bone and Susannah Bone. At least seven ministers that I know of so far, all who were ordained ministers of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Kentucky. All of these Bones must have known each other, and it certainly seems that the family was more or less an extended one, with connections going back at least four generations, and with ties in several different states. This is very interesting as it shows the clannish nature of the family,and I find it very fascinating that they were able to keep these ancient family connections and values intact for so many hundreds of years, all the way into the 1800's, and into the deep borderlands of the American frontier which was so far away from their ancestral homelands of Ulster and Scotland.
Linda, I really feel like we are so close to solving this mystery, and I hope we can put our heads together and get some closure on our White County, AR roots once and for all. I would love to exchange info and learn more about your branch of the family. I would be happy to send you a gedcom and if there is anything you can add to my information I would really appreciate it. I'm so glad I found you as I thought I was the only one doing research on Young Bone's family, and I am very excited to have discovered another "cousin" from the Bald Knob area!
Thanks so much,
Speak to you soon,