I am saying one of two people, because I don't have the children of Elijah Larkin of Rogersville, Tenn, 1794as of yet. It appearsthough that the Graves family that married into that line of John Lawson's daughter by the name of Graves, is traveling with them into Marshall County, Illinois and Putnamcounty, Ill..(for those of you genaelogy sticklers) with them. Elijah ?? an brother to this William Larkin, whose lines come from New Jersey as an Twin to William Martin, so it is that Col. James Martin would be an related also as most likely an brother. But for now I will leave that out, as per date given here...
will of William Larkin, page 274, Tyler's quarterly Magazine..Vol. 9, 1928. 18 Nov. 1772: Feb. 1773.
Wife jain: sons James, and Henry larkins; my estate to the family, first my wife Jain, then John and James an Elizabeth and Jain and David, and Elizabeth,and Jain David, and Thomas, Margaret, Nancy, Henry, and Matthew. wife and son John as Extrs. Witnesses Alexander Boggs, Thomas Paxton, James Edminston and William Taylor.
the will for Henry is almost the same, and it is I wonder at times if someone combined them both for this one. They both have the same witnesses to their wills.
I am basing this Man as our legacy for several reasons.
It comes from the help of three other lines and possible lineages. One is an friend that say she's traveling with our family, when we visted Marshall county, Illinois, her descentdent there was then the Mayor..of nearby Twiska. Another one is the family of John Lawson, whom is my husband's kin..and the next comes from researchers...one of them comes from the family of one of John Lawson'schildren also...Berry Lawson m. Polly Shirham(Sherill)said hubby's lawsonkin. Thesepeople are also "piecing" together the lineages. I also base this on "William Lawson..the Scottish Rebel lineage through Bill Porter's data..as I think the Dar James Larkins daughter married into his the Rebel's line later on. This William Lawson states that his uncle is an John Lawson living on the (REv, War report)
Yadkin river. The will of William Hall is seen the same in
both Henry Larkins will and William Larkin will..proceedsthat of both wills. My reaearch work says that Henry Larkin had been an Lykin. in "Philly Pa. and I have his wife as Jane "pacely" I think perhaps "Presely" actually. Henry bought the land grants of one Elizabeth Rheas accordingly to Kegley's Va. Frontier.So it is that his data would agree with that found on the child of the Dar James Larkins and the son listed as William Married Luess Packer. That is why I question all these children as being soley William Larkin children in ways. It is not until Tenn. you see the name Henry Lykins as Larkin other then Va. updated reports so. I have marred in an inquiry of the Keys family as Nancy Lawson, the Nancy Lawson we have... was the maiden name of "Akins"..most likley of Lykins. The only two lines of larkin as spelled such in Kegley's is Sargt. John Largen and Henry Larkin though. Later Hugh Larkin is developed from the Martin family. There is no Aleander Bogg's in Kegley's..Thomas Paxton there is, he's listed as an millwright 1755, at the Forks community..his in an land grant with William Hall and an William Lusk. For the most part the Paxton family seems to have been growing Hemp and clearing roads.I have James Edmiston in an 1755 Survey and as an miltary Captain. He's on the James River an was part of the land grant during William Lusk first land grant. Paxton lived next to Samuel McDowell. Paxton and Buchannan devolped their road from the Forks Community then called the Indian Road, probably later the Great Wagon Road, from Pilly, Pa. down the west side of the mountains into North Carolina. William Taylor furnished Beef for the troops as per in Kegley's..this particlar Taylor was not found in 1748... so he may of moved eselwhere or been hauled off by the Indians. I have the name of Boggs in another book concerning the Seige of Fort Henry in 1782..though I am an bit confused as to if he was an Loyalist or one of Clark's men. This at least gives you some idea of where they were at and whom they may of been associated with this particular William Larkin. Willam Lusk, I do beleive was the father of Dianthe Lusk, whom was the first wife of John Brown of Harper's Ferry fame. I do not know if this William Larkin could later be Col. Willam Larkins of North Carolina either...but I have with an Josephy Murphy family b. 1775, to Wilmington, N. C. 1803 m. 2nd 1810 Jane Larkins (Col. Wm. S.)..this jane would have an daughter that married into the Hill family is My hubby's paternal grandmothers side through them direct...as Sarah Jane Murphy Hill-Lawson. this lineage off an milatary lineoutofthe isle of Wright in the Compd. of American Gene. series Vol. IV, page 418. If you will remember, the Corbel family married into William E. Larkins family..one of his daughters that came to Oregon in 1847..of the Corbel..or "Cabell" family...research..notables out of Nelson co., Va into politcs and soldiering. John Lawson was of Nelson co., Ky but I've never heard of an Virgina place named that...Bro, William H. Cabell Identified by choice with Virgina affairs for national eminnnece..pioneer of James River and Kananwha Canal project 1778-1856. This seems to agree with what other historians had to say also, that the Indian raids along the area had so many people moving from the area, they decided to make this canal project in hopes to hold the people in the area for tax revenues on their land grants. Ok, Willam Larkin son James I think is the one listed in Fort Boonesbourgh...I think they have him an an Harkins though or some such. You can see the first settler's by typing in Fort Boonesbourgh and then "settlers". When Daniel Boone made his first attempt to Kentucky, it was met with an Indian ambush. This was in Oct of 1773. Suepposedly this is an year before William larkin died, but I wonder sometime, because both the William Hall will and Larkin's will were approved on the same date, particualry since I have an lot of these children listed as belonging to Henry Larkin also. Yes, my Lawson held offices high enough to change documents at times, and we know they did in one case. In the other will it mention of Henry Larkin it mentions the Campbell family member as extr. witnesses, and in this magazine it gives an will of an William Campbell. to brother William it gives an tract of land in Pittsylvania county, to William son of John Simpson..to my sister Jean Campbell..if she marries,..Peter Evans..brother William as Extr. Remeber they are living in Boteourt co., at this time..Willam Russell family...encouraged Daniel Boone in 1773 to lead settler's into Kentucky..turned out indian raid, joined with Boone, Micheal Stoner under the Command of AndrewLewis to fight the battleof Pt. Pleasant..wife dies and he remarries the sister to Patrick Henry and widow of Gen. William Campbell. Was later converted to Methodist at the conference held at the Holston country in 1788. It would seem that our James might of been with them, as much as I found an John Larkins, and rifleman in service in Penn., with George Rogers Clark...Also shows up an Ft. Boonesborough(Clark)..Ft. Boonesborogh so "notable"???....well, Willam Chinoth..as Chenoweth is in Augusta county, heswith George Rogers Clark..and the
"Tates" buried with my hubby's grandfather in Mo. Thier linage makes no qualms about them having gone to Kentucky and Missouri. David larkin marries into the military Armstong family connected with the Lyonsfamily out of Jaunita crossings, Pa...DAR chart. Willam Lyons in Kegley's
was in John Murray's 1774 milita..John Largen is one of it's Sargent's Willam Taylor, John Simpson also.
since Willam Larkin's recently died, James most likley stayed home with his mother. But through another researcher of my husband's Berry Lawson family on the possible wife's family side, we have an link up with them and Sherill's or Shirhams..actually there's an question they have as to an previous husband maybe being an Tom Lenaham,,he's in Fort Boonesbourghalso. Agnes Lewis married John L. Shehon, of whom little is known of the family..but as to her shecomes from Col. Andrew Lewis m. Margaret Stuart, who comes from Col charles Lewis, killed
at Point plesant m. Sarah Murray..half sister of Col. Cameron of Bath county, Va...these lines are now starting to leave Augusta county, which becomes in part Bath county,Va and going into Kentucky.The Stuart line also has an likewise "tate" marriage in it. Stuart's married besides the Tate's Ed Hall and Capt. willam Paxton, Major Alex Stuart was during the Rev. in col. Samuel McDowell's regt. most thein-laws of course in the Augusta area's.
You can not help me thinking that with Elijah Larkin m. to
Sarah Boyd, that Rev. Samuel Davis was m. Ann Boyd, that
I feel right about the finding of the death dates for
the Davis family the wife of Willam E. Larkins eldest son, and my lineage through his only son, wasn't the John Davis of Pittsylvania Co., earlier of Augustacounty area
whose Rev. War reports says that his parents were killed by Indians and he raised his brother and sisters..as I find that in Accomack Co., Va. an statement that this Samuel was an ONLY son out of Maryland Samuel Davis lineage...whom with Makeamie and King formed the Presbyterian church and later dealt with the Methodist also. Now I will tell you this also..they came from New Jersey area headed south into virginia. Following them later on was one "Keith" family..of Scottish descent also.
This data is unkonwn lineages also, but they have our
Abraham we have discussed with the Willam Lakins m. Luessa
Packer...as martin, an married to an Elizabeth Marshall.
On the flipside they have in earlier records one Eliza m.
Mr. Berry. So that would make Eliza Ann DAvis (m. Johsua
DAvis, killed at Guilford's couthouse in N. C. ...on the
Yadkin River (where John Lawson is at) then she married
James Glenn, and looks to be affilated to the Chenoweth's,in connection with Ft. Chenowith thought to been priviously there before Harrodsburg, Ky. and set up for George Rogers Clark and through out all this Eliza Ann is mos tlikey the daughter of Eliza Berry, she marries James Glenn (Glenn's Crrke, Ky) buthave brief mention of her at Ft. Blount and she's in records with Willam E. Larkins as to him being an church elder. No where do I have the name of Eaton with any of these people, nor do I have an Dr. ThomasDavis. This is why I think she was an Berry, because there is an James Berry in all these records all the way into Kentucky He is most likely an brother possibly..or her father perhaps.I have him listed as one of the judges in Augusta county. I have an REv, John Bannister on the south side of the Appomatock river in 1690 whom imported 35 people, amoung them are Annine Berry, Gowen Berry John Davis, and William Tayloe, earlier line in Aguusta and an John Spoil, whom my friend says is her "Spears" line that lived along the James River. Let us not forget that there was an younger JOhn Davis with William E. Larkins military Service..you may read about General Davison at " McCowan's Ford"along the Catwah River (prob. why Glenn/DAvis later to N. C though I understand he was an acting Governor of Augusta County Before the REv. war.) I think the Gun family or Gann is also an brother perhaps, but this manJohn Hewitt of Boteourte county, says he was down there felling timber to keep the Btish from landing, though they took Morgan's retreat road an came up the Yadkin river instead (John Lawson).....Capt Hnadley and John Allen taken prisoner.
AS they tried to keep the British at Bay..it eventually lead to the Guilford Courthouse Battle. Thiswould ofbeen Alexander Hanley/Handley. One can only wonder if this was an later descendent of orginal Gowin Berry. It also mention an Bruce Crossing near by and the Keith family claim to been of the "Bruce" family as is REv. James Bruce Chenowith also in an kind of remeberance. I just don't know as of yet on this material sent to me on Elizabeth Davis..but I find it hard to think I'm in-orrect. As to the line with Elizabeth and Sarah Ann being DAvis daughters of Joshua Davis killed about this time also. In all the places, again , there is an James Berry could be an brother,uncle, or her father. This means to me that Keturah Hailey, Jeremiah's second wife was probably anson of Richard Handley whose indentured to Ephraim Vause....of which Ft Vause was overran by Indian and its occupants killed...or taken Captive, Vause was said to not been there at the time, the other indentured servant went to Kentucky. As to Richard's family will of his father he's kin by his sister to the Guarrd family
of the named county of Kentucky where hubbys family line is seen later on also, James Guarrd was the state's first
Govenor..and this Guarrd family into the area were severely slaughteredby the indians on the Ohio side of the River gettingto Kentucky. I take it also about the time of
Harrodsburg founding days. I found in Kegley's the mention of an Richard Bandy, that looks to be living with an son of Thomas, whose has much to do with an legacy that could of been Richard Handley later on. I have him mentioned so far as m. (1) Lucy Justice (2) Elizabeth Moss (3) poss. Mahala Cummings. Because there are so many Indian associated with them, could Moss be "vause, Or indian Ross or even yet "Moss". It is I have Richard Bandy married to
Lucy Jusitce in 1794, in Kegly's and nothing to I see of the family other then that Except, an year later in 1848
there in an "Bandy Lawson" in the Barlow Toll Gate Book.
He is assoicated with the J. D. Millar and the John Wesley Starr name as most likely train masters to Oregon, and both are so heavily infiltrated nameswith theNative Americans. Starr looks to me like he lived amoung the
Warm Springs tribe before it was formed, as William E. Larkins did amoung the Mollalla. I would say that Elijah Larkin also,??? William Larkin is an son of William Martin or Willam Lucus that m. Elizabeth Price, daughter of Micheal or if he's Henry's son, which is whom Arliene
Adams thought with an "but I don't know how we'd prove it"..or if he's William Lusk's son, or if he's one of two William Larkin family out of New England whose father died
earlier..I'm not sure, there is also an William Largen of
England I have records on also. I would say this will might be incorrect if I hadn't picked up land deeds with an John Lawson and William larkin buying up land for George Washintgton to institue Forts from northern Virginia to North Carolina just before the Rev. War. His name in those papers was "larkin". So many be of New England "stock" because that's where Washington's wife's family was from.Sorry this is so lengthy. it is hard to dismiss the names when you have other family named John Lawson Barlow, Bandy Lawson..Nancy "Akins" lawson, Willam Graham, whom was m. to William E.Larkins eldest daughter,
the Corbel family, the "Ash"family, the fact those on the 1847 wagon train narrative say they had with the allen-Bird family the distiningushing honor of being born in "Boones Fort"...and group of Cherokee aplications that say, yes we knew old man Elija Boone and his son. The Harrison family are nieghbors to Sgt. John Largen and Harrison I havefound through the GRaham family an back to New York,(Wm E. larkins Youngest son Namesake. Rogers/Graves of Rogerville, Tenn, in Glenn's Creek,KY...the surveyor for ZAchariah Lawson's taverns...and also inot the sherill family.... "Berry or Little Berry Lawson m. Polly Shirham he was most likely named after James Berry. There was also an John Berry, in records, but James is traveling with them. Enough for now, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Because its what I've found after YEARS ofresearch work...like about 30 almost now. This William Larkin line is all around us and time an time an time again with the Lawson, enough not to be over looked. I do need to find an Thomas Handley that married an Polly Lisles(Lessey) in Adair County KY. 29 July 1807 family. She "might" be Keturah hailey's parents.
It goes, Liza keith m. Mr. Berry..prob. James Berry and Eliza ann Berry were related..Eliza Ann Berry m. (1) Josuha Davis (daughter's of two uin Census, Bortourte co., Va.) 2m James Gelnn of Auggusta Co., Va. Daughter Sarah AnnDavis m.Jereimiah R. Larkins(Willam E. Larkins m. Racheal Reed)..Elizabeth m. REv, Bruce Chenoweth m. 2nd
Elizabeth DAvis..both the girls may of been raised by an older John Davis. Willaim Larkins of Boteourte Co., Va.
also said Augusta son James, (might be two generations here)...Willam E. Larkins ...Salome Larkins m. Grham, o ffrom whom I understand was of Ross Co., Ohio, and their history say s the first people there were the Chenoweth's from Kentucky...Foster family. Thsi GRaham family I traced the connections to the Harrison afflication though the land grants and the FRazier family backto Racheal Reed
kinships and he inherits by way of his wife's family...but harrisons' are also living next to the Srgy. John Largen in Murray's company also, and I have notes with him in the Ranger unit iwth Geroge Rogers Clark. Corbel family already ,mentioned above. As for the name of "monroe" Larkins, he was an nieghbor lived notto far from both
thomas Jefferson and the George Rogers Clark family. As ot the Cehnmoweth also, and the wagon train people to Oregon they had "ties" also with Blount County, Tenn in 1794, bu tmany of those lines went to Berkely Co.,Va and then into Ky. The lawson lines, Geroge m. Jane, he stayed in Va because of advanced age, he stayed in Charlotte co., Va.
Son John Lawson. son Berry Lawson m. Polly Sirham (Sherrill)..it's also Sherrod in Tenn. I don't think the family has it all as yet, an dthey seem to say that in there opening statement. Berry Lawson son is Nimrod and Nathan Lawson and both marry Murphy-Hill and son Hill marries an Lawson daughter. James Lawson m. Brown. Opan Wm Lawson m. Mary Leila Anglen-Miles (and Indian Miller..Gann or "Glenn" family connected also..seh may o fbeen an line of the Mary Ingles whom was held in captivity and when she came back married an John Miller) William Larkins m. Racheal Reed, Jeremiah m. first Srah an Davis, 2nd Keturah Haley, son William..first marriage then Henry, then William charles larkisn, and then my mother Dorothy Mae Larkins.,,this is so well documented right now, I think the historical societies have the data. Anoter two of Willam e. Larkins daughter m. two Barlow Road brtohers, and Mary Larkins m. Austin family. This is well documented material also, through historical societies. I am Shirley Larkins Lawson m.son of Opal Lawson m. Lelia Miles. Mary
lelia Miles had an sister m. William Hensely that took the family papers to Salt Lake City for keeping also. John Lawson line can be foudn in the Archives at Washington d. C. under the publication of the Lawson Letters, International. William (Bill) Porter can be found with the Hertiage foundation an new Lawson history newsletter on line now, trying to take up where Alice left off before passing on. John Lawson was Baptist, and his newphew the Rebel was Methodist..or getting there, as it's an line of
The REv. Jeremiah Lawson of Mason co., Ky. But..he takes over the curcuit ofRev. Benajamin Lakins that is also seenas possibly Larkins..though an sea Captain. James Lawson repsented the The Bracken Association yearly as an representive from his Kentucky church...just before the civil war..Jereimah raisedan gal named Anna Maythat later married into the Harper family. Her family mightof been killed in an Hill-EvansFued in Ky...Guarrd Co. Enough for now.