In a message dated 11/7/99 6:31:48 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: Subject: Killebrew History
Nancy A. Chunn(first wife of) William Henry Killebrew Born: 30 Sept. 1816Born: 12 May 1818 Died: 25 Oct. 1863Died: 15 June 1904 Married: 5 Dec.1836
Sarah M. Britton ( 2nd wife) Born: Died: 4 Sept 1889 Married: 20 January 1866
(1st.Family) Children: William P.b: 21 Sept 1837d. Henry N.b: 16 Sept 1840d. Columbus B.b:3 Mar. 1843d. 26 April 1859 John R.b: 21 Aug. 1845d. Levi B.b: 27 July 1848d. Thomas B.b:7 Dec. 1851d. James D.b.6 Sept 1853d. Daniel B.W.b.4 Sept. 1855d.19 Jan. 1864 Binkb.d. Jasperb.d. Elige Asa Greenb. 10 Dec 1859d. 1936
Plus 10 sons not listed in bible (note: is on this to see ifEligewas possibly adopted)
(2nd Family) Children: Plineyb.7 Dec 1866d. Emmab. 7Dec.1866d. Nancy Willie Elizabethb. 28 Jan. 1872d. 19 April 1883 Margie M.F.b. 20 May 1874d. Sally Maeb. 25 May 1877d. Juneb.d. Lillieb.d.24 Dec 1929 Samuel Pinkneyb.28 Jan 1882d.
The 1850 census records of Stewart County in Tennessee list a Bryant Killebrew, 43 years of age with his place of birth listed as Kentucky.There are six other listed in his family.
There was also a Joshua Killebrew listedwith a family of four.His age was 52 at that time.
I recently met a T. Homes Killebrew that lives here in Detroit.He is a descendant of Kinchen Killebrew who settled in Weakly County Tennessee.This man had heard of Clint Killebrew that was supposed to have been a preacher at various times.Do you know anything about this Clint.
There is a lot more work to be done but Im having fun learning about the Killebrews.I do hope that you will be able to find William Henrys picture. Dad said you all were having some copies of a photo of Nancy Chunn made and I'm most anxious to see her.
I hope some of the things that I've mentioned will be of interest to you.Should you know any history of the killebrews I would appreciate hearing about it.
Just a final thought.I have met Taz Killebrew, who lives here in the Detroit area.He is a Grandson of William Henry.His father was Samuel Pikney Killebrew and he lived at Kirksey.Taz has a Willim Henrys family bible and all the names that I have came from that bible except for Jasper and Bink and I got those from you (this meaning Minnie Killebrew). Taz also has William Henrys hand carved walking stick and a coffee cup that William Henry used.An article in the Murray newspaper about Kirksey mentions thatWilliam Henry was a brik mason and a wood carver by trade.He is supposed to have built the first brick chimneys in the Calloway county court house.The walking stick is carved and is a very pretty article.William Henry was also a Mason.
There is also the story of how Bink Killebrew moved his family to California by a wagon but I don't know all of the details.
Enclosed is a copy of this letter and if you would , could foward it to Mary Whitman?Maybe these details will jog her memory and she could prehaps write to me.
Thanks again for showing Mother and Dad such a nice time when they visited you all.