I thought I would include a little on Cyprica's parents information. He was the 8th child of Thomas Lee Kearbey. Father: Thomas Lee Kearbey b: 1800 in Swain Co., N.C. died: 1880 in MO. Mother: Nancy Jane Scott Kearbey b:1804 in Stokes Co., N.C. to Stephen Scott and Anna Connell.Nancy died: 17 Nov 1857 in Ten Mile Creek, Butler Co., MO. They were married: in Stokes Co., Danbury, N.C. (Bondsman: Wm. F. Randlemon, Witness: Matt R. Moore).After several years in N.C. they moved by wagon train to VA. and then on to TN.They moved to TN. about 1830, lived near Nashville.Thomas Lee was a Methodist Preacher (circuit rider).He left for MO. about 1837 with brother Joseph.They stopped at Halloran settlement of Butler Co., MO. where Francis Marion II was born, 7 Jan 1839. (Francis M. II was my husband's g-grandfather)In 1839, Thomas Lee bought a large tract of land from the government for 25 cents an acre and erected a home near Ten Mile Creek, about 15 miles west of Poplar Bluff.He gave each child a large tract of land when they married. On June 6, 1850, Clerk appointed Thomas "Kirby" election judge in Epps Twp.Listed as a 59 year old blacksmith in June 1860 census.Reportedly, he and Nancy Jane are buried in the old Scott Cemetery in Butler Co. Thomas Lee and Nancy Jane had the following children:
1. Cyprica Kearbey b: 13 Aug 1823 2. Emily b: 1825 3. Thomas Lafayette Fate Kearbey b: 8 Mar 1826 4. girl Kearbeydied at 17 years of age. 5. Jesse Rexus Younger Kearbey b: 1828 6. Stephen Rosen Pleasant Kearbey b: 1829 7. Nancy Kearbey b: 1831 8. Theyer Charity Kearbey b: 1833 9. Joel Jasper Kearbey b: 8 Mar 1835 10. Mary Ellen Kearbey b: 1837 11. Francis Marion II Kearbey b: 7 Jan 1839
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