Southern Biographies and Genealogies, 1500s-1940s
The Slaughter Family.
[The Slaughter genealogy, as it was in the first edition of St. Mark's,
has been revised (the work being done in April 1900) by members of the
family who were in a position to know. Besides this, there is
additional addenda to this genealogy, covering other branches and
It is not worth while to trace this family to the stock from whence
they sprang in England. We limit our notice to two brothers, who were
transplanted in this Parish early in the eighteenth century, and who
by the light of later research, have been found to be the sons of
Robt. Slaughter and Frances Anne Jones, his wife.
ROBERT AND FRANCIS SLAUGHTER (the two sons) were the first church
wardens of St. Mark's Parish, chosen by the first vestry in 1731.
ROBERT SLAUGHTER (Robt.) m. Mary Smith, dau of Augustine Smith, in
1723, and had:
1. Robert, m. Susannah Harrison in 1750; 2. Wm., m. Miss Zimmerman,
moved to Jefferson county, Ky.; 3. Thomas, m. Miss Thornton, dau. of
Francis Thornton; 4. Francis, m. Miss Luggett; 5. James, m. Susan,
dau. of Major Philip Clayton; 6. Lawrence, m. Field, dau. of Col. John
Field; 7. George, m. Miss Field, dau. of Col. Jno. Field; 8. Elizabeth
Lightfoot; and 9. Martha Jones, who m. 1st. Capt. Gabriel Jones, 2nd.
Major William Broaddus.
FRANCIS SLAUGHTER (Robt.) m. Anne Lightfoot, in 1729, and had:
1. Francis, m. dau. of Robert Coleman; 2. John m. Milly Coleman; 3.
Reuben, m. 4. Cadwallader, m. 5. Frances, m. Capt. Wm. Ball; 6. dau.
m. Edward Thomas, and had son, Edward Slaughter Thomas, member of Ky.
House of Representatives in 1793, and m. Susannah Beall, and had
several children, one of them Lucinda, m. Dr. Wm. Elliott, of New
FRANCIS SLAUGHTER (Francis, Robt.) m. dau. of Robt. Coleman, on whose
land Culpeper Court House was founded; had Francis, m. Miss Hollaway,
and had Henry, (M. D.) who moved to the South. This same Francis (the
second) moved to Ky., and settled in Hardin county about 1785, as did
all of his children, except Francis, who m. Miss Hollaway.
REUBEN SLAUGHTER (Francis, Robert.) m. and had 1. Goodrich; 2.
Joseph; 3. William; 4. Robert. They moved to Bedford county, Virginia,
where Jos. m. and has descendants, who are Harrises.
CADWALLADER SLAUGHTER (Francis, Robt.) m. 1st. Miss Ramsdell, of
Fauquier, and had, 1. Margaret, m. Chas. Morehead; 2. Matilda, m. Jno.
Churchill; 3. Francis Ramsdell, m. Fanny Latham; 4. Presley, m. Martha
Slaughter; and 5. Edward.
FRANCIS RAMSDELL SLAUGHTER (Cadwallader, Francis, Robt.) m. Fanny
Latham, had 1. Elizabeth, died single; 2. Cadwallader, m. Francis Ann
Vance, had one dau. Elizabeth, who m. Squire Bassett, of Lexington,
Ky; 3. Philip, m. Mary Ann Smith; 4. Henry, died single; 5. Matilda,
m. Joseph Longest.
ELIZABETH SLAUGHTER (Cadwallader, Francis Ramsdell, Cadwallader,
Francis, Robert) m. Squire Bassett, and had two daughters, who m.
Messrs. Scott and Threlkeld.
JOHN SLAUGHTER (Francis, Robt.) m. Milly Coleman, dau. of Robt.
Coleman, and had, 1. Robert, m. sister of Gov. Slaughter, of Ky., and
had two sons Chas. and Edward, and several daughters. 2. Cadwallader,
m. 1st. Miss Yancey, 2nd. Miss Hampton, and had Rich., Jno. H., Robt.,
Edward, Cadwallader, and several daughters. 3. and 4. Francis and
Thos. K., both went to Ky. 5; John S. m. dau. of Capt. William Brown,
and had thirteen children, who were:
1. Col. John Slaughter, of Culpeper, m. dau. Maj. Gabriel Long, and
had four daughters, Mrs. C. C. Conner, Mrs. Gabriel Long, Mrs. George
Slaughter, and Emily, died single.
2. William, m. Miss Ficklen, and had I. Franklin, m. Miss Gill, having
Lawrence, Frank, Etta, and Harriet, who m. Mr. Tackett, vestryman of
St. George's Church, Fredericksburg. II. Montgomery, m. Eliza Lane
Slaughter, having Wm., Philip, Mary Montgomery, Fanny, Charles, and
Bessie. III. J. Warren, m. Sallie Braxton.. IV. Elizabeth, m. R.
Garnett. V. Sallie, m. Jno. F. Ficklen, having Kate and Harry. VI.
Jennie, m. Dr. Kerfoot. VII. Matilda. VIII: Fanny.
3. Samuel, m. Allen.
4. Philip, m. 1st. Eliza, dau. of Wm. Lane, and had Eliza; m. 2nd.
Mrs. Fletcher; m.3rd. Mrs. Robinson.
5. Reuben, m. Emily, dau. of R. Long, of Baltimore, having I. Albert,
m. 1st. Mary Edmonia Rogers, had 1. Wm. Pendleton, m. Mollie Rea
Duncan, 2. Frank;, Albert m. 2nd. Louise Cary Funston, having 1. Emily
Virginia, 2. Sue Meade, 3. Jas. Albert, 4. Evelyn, 5. Homozelle, 6.
Eleanor, 7. Louise Nelson. II. Frank L., m. Susan Fitzhugh Motley, of
Caroline, having 1. Albert Judson, m. Virginia Jackson Daniel, 2.
Gibbon Minnigerode, 3. Frank Raymond, 4. Persis Read. III. Anne Trippe,
m. Dr. Boulware, of Caroline, having McCalla, who m. Ada Jackson
Miller, and had 1. Jackson Darius, 2. Gideon Brown, 3 Elizabeth
Trippe. IV. Maria, m. Rev. Mr. Buckner, of Caroline.
6. Thomas Jefferson, m. dau. of Capt. R. Moore, having I. Reuben, m.
Miss Turner, and had 1. Lou Turner, 2. Thomas Jefferson, 3. Milton, m.
Miss Wright, 4. Marcellus, 5 Anne W., 6. Herbert, 7. Anna C. II. Susan,
m. Col. Coons. III. Anne, m. Lieut. Winfield, killed at Spottsylvania
C. H., in 1864.
7. Albert Gallatin, Commander in the U. S. Navy, m. Miss Emily Randall,
of Baltimore, having I. Josephine. II. Emily G., m. Judge Stuart, a
lawyer of distinction of Baltimore, having 1. Wm. m. Miss Carter, of
Fauquier, 2. Emily, m. Lieut. Macklin, U. S. Navy, 3. Kate, m. Mr.
Drake, 4. Lewis.
8. James Madison, m. Miss Long, of Baltimore, and had I. Mary, m.
Rev. J. G. Minnigerode.
9. Mary, m. John S. Long. of Ky.
10. Elizabeth, m. Mr. Downer, and with eleven children lived in Ky.
11. Lucy, m. 1st. Gabriel Long: 2nd. Thos. S. Long, both sons of Maj.
Gabriel Long, of Culpeper.
12. Nancey, m. Reese Jury, and had I. John S., m. Miss Wolfe. II.
Lewis C., m. Miss Holt, and lived in New Orleans. III. Mary, m. Edward
R. Gaines, having Dr. J. M. Gaines, of Hagerstown, Md., James, surgeon
in the U. S. N., Archibald, m. Freeman, Lucy, m. Crawford, Bettie and
Susan. IV. a dau. m.
John Long, Ky. V. Catherine, m. J. M. Lewis. VI. Bettie m. Rev. Mr.
Huff. VII. Susan. VIII. Margaret. IX. Francis.
13. Susan, m. Roberts Menefee, and moved to Missouri.
WILLIAM SLAUGHTER (Robt. Robt.) m. Miss Zimmerman, moved to Jefferson
County, Ky., had:
1. Thomas, 2. William,im. Miss Brisco, 3. John, 4. Gabriel, 5. Smith,
m. Miss Crane, of Jefferson County, Ky., and represented that county
for many years.
THOMAS SLAUGHTER (Robt., Robt.) m. Miss Robinson, and had:
1. Robert, of the Grange, m. Miss Stanton, having I. Thomas. II.
Henry. III. Stanton (High Sheriff), m. Miss Pickett. IV. Authur. V.
Augustine. VI. Wm. Stanton. VII Martin, of Culpeper bar, m. Miss
Bolling of Petersburg.
2. Augustine, surgeon in the Revolution.
ANNA SLAUGHTER (Stanton, Robt., Thomas, Robt., Robt.), m. Rittenhouse
Stringfellow, and I. Robert Stanton, m. Miss Green, having Anna and
Mary. II. Martin, m. Miss Willis. III. Rev. Frank Stringfellow, Gen.
Lee's famous scout, and now Chaplain of the Woodbury Forest High
School, m. Emma F. Greene, of Alexandria, having 1. Ida, m. Wm. Alex.
Bar, rector of Monumental Church, Richmond, Va., had Jas. R., B. Barr,
Janetta E. and Frank Stringfellow. 2. Stuart, died single. 3. Alice
Lee, m. Robert W. Shultice, of Norfolk, Va. 4. Martin Slaughter, m.
Lelia Palmer, of Kilmarnock, Va. 5. Frank. 6. John Stanton.
SARAH SLAUGHTER (Robert, Thos., Robert, Robt.) m. Geo. Hamilton, of
Spottsylvania, and had 1. Dr. Hugh Hamilton, m. Miss Scott, 2. Sarah,
m. Roots Thompson, 3. Charlotte, m. Dr. Thornton, and had Susan, and
Robert, m. dau. of Judge Brooke. 4. Maria, m. Mr. Page, 5. Margaret,
m. Geo. Thornton, of Ky., 6. Matilda, 7. Jane, m. Jno. L. Marye.
COL. JAMES SLAUGHTER (Robt. Robt.), who commanded a Regiment at
the battle of Great Bridge, m. Susan Clayton, and had:
I. Capt. Philip, b. 1758, d. 1849, m. 1st. Peggy French Strother, 2nd.
Elizabeth Towles, and had:
1. Lucy Coleman, m. Isaac H. Williams(see Williams genealogy).
2. Susan, m. Mr. McConchie.
3. Polly m. Dr. Frank Conway, having I. Susan, m. Dr. Shepherd. II.
Margaret, m. Philip Clayton,. III. Dr. Philip Clayton, m. Bettie
Yerby. IV. Dr. Albert.
4. Eliza French, m. Col. John B. Dade, of King George County, and had
Capt. Townsend, Philip, and Margaret, m. Edward Smith, of Washington,
D. C., having Edward, Thownsend, Jno. Battaile, Philip and Ofelia Ann,
who m. Jas. F. Hansbrough, and had Benjamin F., Lucien, Annie, Eliza
French, Pearl, and Rosalie Fitzhugh.
5. Sally, m. Judge Philip Slaughter, of Ky.
6. Daniel French, m. 1st. Letitia Madison,(see Madison genealogy), and
had I. James Edwin. II. Philip Madison, m. Clementine Luzenberg of New
Orleans, having Edward Luzenberg, m. Lucy Williams, and Mary Clement,
m. Hugh Hamilton Jr., who had Cornelia Long and Edwin Slaughter.
Daniel French, m. 2nd. Mary W. Winston, and had I. Mary Wallace. II.
Eliza French. III. Caroline. IV. John M. V. Daniel Alexander, who m.
Katherine Somerville, having Daniel French.
7. Thos. Towles, M. D., m. 1st. Jane, dau. of Reynolds Chapman, of
Orange. and had I. Thos. Larkin. II. Reynolds Chapman, m. Louise Lake.
III. Col. Philip Peyton, C. S. A., m. Emma Thompson, having Elizabeth
Pendleton, who m. Lucien Smith, and had Katherine Mercer. IV. Dr.
Alfred Edwin, C.
S. A., m. Jennie Taylor, and had 1. Robert Carroll, 2. Jane Chapman,
m. Judge Moore, of Nelson county, and had Downer, 3. Sadie Patton, 4.
Alfred Edwin. V. James Shepherd, Lieut. C. S. A. VI. Col. Mercer
Slaughter, C. S. A., genealogist and literateur, m. Mary Bull, and had
Mary and Vivian. VII. Richard, Lieut. C. S. N. Thos. Towles Slaughter,
M. D. m. 2nd. Julia Bradford, and had Jane Chapman, and Robert Madison,
M. D., who m. Fanny Innis, having Virginia Lemoine, Julia Bradford,
Nanny Stricker, and Robt. Innis.
8. Rev. Philip, D. D., m. Anna Sophia Semmes, and had Mary Elizabeth,
and Sophia Mercer, m. Thos. Towles Slaughter.
9. Mary, m. Robt. A. Thompson, M. C. of Virginia and Judge in
California, grandson of the Rev. John Thompson, and had I. Sarah E.,
m. Dr. Huie, having Robt., Sadie, m. Roots Thompson, and others. II.
Robert A., editor of Sonoma Democrat, and collector of customs at San
Francisco, m. Elizabeth West, having Mary Nixon, m., Jennie, m. Mr.
Whitaker, of Philadelphia, Andrew Glasell, Elizabeth and Wilmer. III.
Thos. Larkin, M. C. from California, and minister to Brazil under
Cleveland, m. Marion Satterlee, having Mary, m. Mr. Whipple, Francis,
Hugh S., Edith, and Grace. IV Reginald Heber, Judge of the City Court
of Louisville for many years, m. Elizabeth Howison Thompson, dau. of
Col. Lightfoot Thompson. He died, full of honors, April 2, 1899,
having won for himself the title of "The Sir Galahad of the Louisville
Bar." V. Frank Poulson, Superintendent of Prison Reform in Central
America, where he died of yellow fever in 1898, m. Mary West, and had
Mary, m. Mr. Mears, Page, m. Lieut. Cunningham, U. S. A., Helena,
Thomas, John, Roberta, and Augusta. VI Mary Mercer, m. Gen. Ord, U. S.
A., and had 1. Lucy, m. Lieut. Mason, U. S. A., having three daughters,
of whom Mercer is the eldest. 2. Mary Mercer, 3. Roberta, 4. James, 5.
Lieut. Garusha, killed in the charge at San Juan in 1898, and 6.
10. Anne Mercer, m. 1st. Edward Robertson, having Cornelia, who m.
Dr. R. K. Long, and had Mary Mercer, m. Dr. Henry Somerville, having
John Wilson, Cornelia Long, Jennie, and Harry Tunstall. Anne Mercer, m,
2nd. Philip Slaughter, of Rappahannock, and had I. Dr. John Philip, m.
Kate Foster, having Mary Mercer, Thos. Foster, C. E., Cornelia Long,
Sophie Clayton, m. Marion Speiden, James William, and Delia Towles.
II.Thos. Towles, m. S. M. Slaughter. III. Bessie, m. Dr. F. S. Hall.
IV. Edward Mercer, killed at the battle of Newtown, aged seventeen.
II. Samuel, m. 1st. Miss Banks, and had I. Emily, m. S. K. Bradford,
having 1. S. S. Bradford, who m. 1st. Miss Walden, and had Emily, m.
Miller, and Flora, m. Travers Daniel, having Alice, Minnie and
Travers. S. S. Bradford, m. 2nd. Fanny Battaile, and had Slaughter and
Caroline Grandine; 2. Louisa, m. Gen. Wright, having Edward, Rosa, m.
Mr. Smith, and had I. Lt. Wright Smith, U. S. A. II. Mollie, m. Mr.
Wooten, and had Dr. Herbert, Harry, and Isabel, m. Dr. Richardson; 3.
Robert Bruce, 4. Rose. m. Prof. Nairne, of Columbia College. N. Y., 5.
Maria Champe, m. Mr. Van Schaik, and 6. Dr. Alfred. II. Col. Wm B., m.
dau. of Judge Slaughter, and had Mary. III. Col. Henry Slaughter, m.
Mary Tony, having Burgess. IV. Maria, m. Prof. Bailey, of West Point,
and had Loving, Whittaker, and Samuel S. V. Louisa, m. Gen. Merrill,
U. S. A., and had Wm. Emory, S. S., and Anne Loving. VI. Dr. Philip
Clayton, m. Mary McDowell, and had Ella, John, Clayton, Wood, and
Clarence. VII. Isabella, m. Col. Burbank, U. S. A., and had Sally,
Fanny, and a son. VIII. Lavinia, m. Mr. Jack, of Ky., and had Matilda,
Frances, Rebecca, and others. Samuel (2nd. son of Col. James) m. 2nd.
Virginia Stanard (see Carter genealogy) and had 1. Columbia, m.
William Green, L. L. D., of Richmond, having John, killed in battle,
and Bettie, who m. Jas. H. Hayes, having John,
Columbia, m. W. J. Walker; Somerville, m. Ewing Eachins; Henrietta;
Bettie; Virginia, m. Mr. McDonough; Lucy; and William. 2. Virginia, m.
Dr. Daniel S. Green, having Dr. William, Samuel S., and Mary, m.
Richard Morton. 3. Sally Champe, m. Rev. William F. Lockwood, of Md.,
having Dr. William, Bessie, Mary, and another son.4. Marcia, m. Maj.
John B. Stanard (see Carter genealogy). III. Thomas Smith, Jackson
elector in Ky., b. 1778, d. 1838, m. Lucy Bibb, and had 1. John m. and
left three sons and two daughters. 2. Thos. Jefferson, banker in New
York, m. Mary Henry, relative of Patrick Henry, and had Henry, m. Miss
Wain wright, having Gertrude, and Mayhew, Julian, Clayton, Gabriel,
Lucy, m. Dr.(???), Mattie, m.(???), and Mary, m. Mr. Emmons, of
IV. Robert, m. Margaret Pendleton, and had 1.John Pendleton, who died
in Culpeper; 2. Philip, 3. Geo. Clayton; 4. James, m. Miss Fergerson,
of Culpeper, having James Burr, of Louisville, Ky., who m. 1st. dau.
of Judge Carpenter, of Bardstown, 2nd. dau. of Rev. Frank Thornton.
V. George m. and died in Culpeper.
VI. Anne m. Reuben Fry,(see Fry genealogy.)
VII. Sally m. McLaughlin.
VIII.(???)m. Judge Speed.
IX. Mary m. Bell.
LAWRENCE SLAUGHTER (Robt., Robt.) killed in battle at Point Pleasant,
m. a dau. of Col. John Field.
GEORGE SLAUGHTER (Robt., Robt.) m. a dau. of Col. John Field. He
raised one of the first companies of "Minute Men" of Culpeper, and
after the Revolution, went to Kentucky, with George Rodgers Clark, and
commanded a fort at the falls of the Ohio, and was one of the founders
and first trustees of the City of Louisville. Died in Columbus in 1815,
leaving no issue.
JOHN SLAUGHTER (Chas., Robt., Robt., Robt.) m. Miss Armistead, and
had Chas., Sarah, and Pauline. Chas. m. Miss Coleman and moved to
DR. ROBERT SLAUGHTER (Chas., Robt., Robt., Robt.) m. a dau. of Rice
Garland, and had 1. Chas., lawyer of Lynchburg, and member of State
convention, who m. Kate Garland, having Lillian, Mary, Chas. A., and
Kate; 2. Dr. Samuel, m. Miss Henderson; 3. John F., lawyer, m. Miss
Harker, having Chas., John F., Robt., Samuel, Edith, and Susan. 4.
Austina, m. R. W. Brodnax, having Mary and Celeste.
GABRIEL SLAUGHTER (Robt., Robt., Robt.) m. 1st. Miss Slaughter, 2nd.
Miss Hoard, of Caroline, and had John. He was the Governor Gabriel
Slaughter of Kentucky, and the officer who was so highly recommended
by General Jackson for his gallantry in the battle at New Orleans.
JESSEE SLAUGHTER (Robt., Robt., Robert.) m. Miss Slaughter.
AUGUSTINE SLAUGHTER (Robt., Robt,. Robt.) m. Fisher, and lived near
William, brother of John S., m. Lucy Brown; children, 1. William, m.
Fanny Brown, and their son Alfred is Principal of Prairie Home
Institute, Mo., and their son Capt. Daniel Slaughter, C. S. A., m.
Miss Berry, and lives in Madison; 2. Catherine, daughter of William,
m. William Armstrong: children, John, William, Ringgold, Lucien, and
Edward, and a daughter Mary Ann; 3. John, son of William, m. Miss
Harper, and moved to Zanesville, Ohio, Reuben, went to Tennessee,
Gabriel to Missouri, George m. 1st. Miss Adams, m. 2nd. Miss Slaughter,
Elizabeth (Mrs. Yates) Ellen, daughter of William, m. Benjamin
Ficklin: children Slaughter W., m. Caroline Wilkins of Baltimore,
Benjamin F., had an adventurous life,and died in Georgetown, D.C.,Lucy
Ann (Mrs. Brockman), Elizabeth (Mrs. Dunkum); Ellen (Mrs. Dr. Brown),
Susan (Mrs. Dr.
Hardesty), Lucy, daughter of William, m. W. W. Covington: children,
John, Warren and William, D. C. The last was captain C. S. A. Nancy,
daughter of William, m. G. W. Thomas, and their daughter, m. Fenton
Henderson of Leesburg and left several children.
Of the Slaughter family of Culpeper there were seven officers of the
Revolution. Col. James and Col. John were members of the Committee of
Safety of Culpeper. Robert, Francis, Col. Robert, Col. James, Thomas,
Robert Jr., Lawrence, Cadwallader, Samuel, William B., and Philip, Jr.,
were vestrymen of St. Mark's Parish.
Dr. R. Coleman Slaughter, of Evansville, Indiana, and Thomas C.
Slaughter of Corydon are descendants of the 1st. Francis. Some members
of the family may be interested in knowing that its chief seats in
England were Lincolnshire, Gloucester, and Worcester, and that the
first of the name who took up lands in Virginia were John 1620,
Richard 1652-'55, '79, '89, '95, 1710; George 1710, '19, '32. Robert
first church warden St. Mark's 1732-35.
Additional Slaughter Genealogy.
[Note: from John Slaughter Carpenter, of Louisville, Ky., we have the
following. The figures following the name denote the generation.]
(Robt.1 Robt.2 Col. James.3)
ROBERT SLAUGHTER4 married Margaret (Peggy) Pendleton about 1783;
left Culpeper about 1787 for Nelson county Ky. He was born in 1762 and
died in 1803 of an accident aged 41 years, leaving three sons and four
daughters. His widow m. 2nd. John Lightfoot, and had one son,Pendleton
Lightfoot, who m. Caroline Crow, daughter of Judge Warner Crow, of
Davies county Ky., and had two sons, Joshua Pendleton Lightfoot, and
Warner Crow Lightfoot. John Lightfoot lived only about a year. After
his death, his widow m. Rev. Joshua Morris, a prominent Baptist
minister who had been pastor of the first Baptist Church organized in
Richmond, Va. They had no children. Hon. Robert Slaughter represented
Nelson county in Kentucky House of Representatives in 1798. His
colleague was Hon. Ninean Edwards, who was the first Governor of
Illinois, and re-elected by the people of Illinois and afterward U. S.
Senator from that State.
Children of Robert and Margaret B. Slaughter, (nee) Pendleton.
I. James Pendleton Slaughter,5 m. 1st. in Jefferson county, Ky., Sept.
30, 1805, Mary, dau. of Samuel Fergerson, formerly of Culpeper county
m. 2nd. Mrs. Fenwick, of Illinois.
II. Susan Clayton Slaughter,5 m. Capt. Matthew Duncan, U. S. A.
III. Ann Pendleton Slaughter,5 m. John Dabney Strother in 1811;
farmer of Nelson county Ky.
IV. Margaret Bowie Slaughter,5 m Hon. Samuel Carpenter, of Bardstown,
V. Philip Clayton Slaughter,5 m. Miss Betsy Payne, of Logan county,
Ky. in 1818.
VI. John Pendleton Slaughter,5 never m. Died in Culpeper county in
1823, at the home of his uncle Samuel Slaughter.
VII. Catherine Slaughter,5 never m; died young.
(Robt.,1 Robt.,2 Col. James,3 Robt.4)
Children of James Pendleton Slaughter,5 and Miss Mary (nee)
I. Robert Pendleton Slaughter,6 m. Eveline Fenwick, and had several
II. James Burr Slaughter,6 m. 1st. in 1837, Margaret Ann Carpenter,
dau. of Judge Samuel Carpenter, of Bardstown, Ky., children James B.
Jr., Margaret Cambridge, Mary, and Fanny Rawson Slaughter. Fannie m.
Carter, formerly of Virginia, and they have three children: J.
Slaughter, Fannie Bolling, and Margaret Virginia Carter. Mr. Slaughter
m. 2nd. Mrs. Elizabeth Grant, dau of Rev. Francis Thornton. and had
two children, Miss Bessie B. Slaughter, Thornton Grant Slaughter, who
m. Edith, dau. of Wm. S. Parker, of Louisville, Ky.
III. Frank Slaughter,6 m. Eulila Fenwick, and had several children.
IV. George Clayton Slaughter,6 m. Miss Julia Redding, of Shelbyville,
Ky., and had three children.
1. James Edward,7 m. 1st Miss Frazier, of Shelbyville, and had one son,
John E. Slaughter,8 m. 2nd. Miss Florence Baker, of Louisville, and
had one daughter, Elchen Slaughter.8
2. George Clayton Jr.,7 m. Miss Jennie Cooper, of Nashville, and had
two daughters, Belle,8 and Mary Slaughter.8
3. Ella Slaughter,7 m. Orlando V. Wilson, formerly of Louisville, now
of Kansas City, Mo., and has two children, Orlan do Victor Wilson, and
(Robt.,1 Robt.,2 Col. James,3 Robt4.)
ANN PENDLETON SLAUGHTER,5 m. John Dabney Strother, and had:
I. Elizabeth Strother,6 m. in 1834, Enoch H. Hinton. moved to
II. Mary Strother,6 m. in 1832, Henry Glasscock, moved to Missouri.
III.Margaret A. Strother,6 m. Wm. H. Slaughter, of Hodgenville, Ky.,
son of Robert Coleman Slaughter, of Hardin county Ky., and his wife
Nancy, dau. of Thos. Haynes, children:
1. Anna Slaughter, who m. Dr. Robert M. Fairleigh, of Hopkinsville,
Ky., and had John, Fannie, who m. Mr. Ware, Madge, Letitia, and Robert
2. Mary F. Slaughter m. Luke Kennedy, of Elizabethtown, Ky; had Lena
m. Jos. Covington, of Bowling Green, Ky., Margaret, who m. Wallace
McKay of Louisville, and Anna.
3. Elizabeth Slaughter.
4. Wm. H. Slaughter, Jr., farmer near Hodgensville, Ky.
5. Geo. M. Slaughter, m. (???)and had Nellie, Willie, Margaret and
Sarah Bess Slaughter.
6. Emma Slaughter, m. Dr. Garrett E. Smock, of Hodgensville, Ky., and
had Maggie, and Fannie Smock.
IV. Dr. Robt S. Strother6 m. Miss Whitney, dau. of Mrs. Gen. Edmond
Pendleton Gaines by first marriage.
V. Sarah Strother6 m. Frank Bealmear of Nelson Co., Ky.
VI. Maria Strother6 m. Wm. Howard of Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly of
Jefferson Co. Ky. Issue: Anna Howard who m. Mr. Lee, and had one son
VII. Dr. Wm. D. Strother6 m. Miss Julia Sanders, dau. of Jos. Sanders
of Bullitt Co. Ky. Issue:
1. Mary Elizabeth Strother m. Joseph Field, of Lee's Summit, Mo.
2. Dr Jos. Sanders m. Miss Cowherd, Belton, Mo.
3. Hon John D. Strother,Lee's Summit Mo. Atty. Represented Jackson
Co. in Mo. House of Represenatives.
4. Geo. Beauregard Strother, Atty. Belton Mo.
5. Howard Strother, Atty. Belton Mo.
6. Benj. F. Strother, Ins. Agt., Kansas City.
7. Sam'l C. Strother, Atty. Kansas City.
8. Juliet Strother, Lee's Summit, Mo.
VIII. Emily Strother,6 m. Chas. J. Cowherd, Kansas City, Mo. Issue:
1. Hon. Wm. S. Cowherd, Mayor of Kansas City; now M. C; m. 1889 in
Leadville, Col., Miss Jessie Kitchen.
2. Miss Sallie Cowherd.
3. Miss Fannie Cowherd, m. 1889, E. H. Graves, of Lee's Summit, Mo.
IX. Catherine Strother,6 never married.
X. Dr. John D. Strother,6 m. Esther Elliot, of Big Spring, Ky., Ch.;
Dr. Wm. Strother, of Big Spring, Hardin county, Ky., and Zelmar
XI. Benj. Strother, of Kansas City, Mo., m. Miss Macauley, of
Washington City, Ch.; Benjamin, Clement, John D., and William.
(Robt.,1 Robt.,2 Col. James,3 Robt.4)
MARGARET BOWIE SLAUGHTER,5 m. Samuel Carpenter, of Bardstown,
Ky., Att'y at Law, State Senator, Circuit Judge; children:
I. Margaret Ann Carpenter,6 m. James Burr Strother, a resident of
Louisville, for over 65 years. He died in January, 1895, in his 80th
year. Prior to the civil war, Mr. Slaughter was a hardware merchant.
At the time of his death he was the oldest member of the Board of Fire
Underwriters, and of the First Christian Church of Louisville;
children: James B. Jr., Margaret, who m. Mr. Cambridge, Mary and
Fannie Rawson Slaughter, Fannie m. Wm. Bolling Carter, and has three
children, James Slaughter Carter, Fannie Bolling and Margaret Virginia
II.Rebecca Delph Carpenter,6 m. John A. Y. Humphreys, teacher and
farmer, of Nelson county, formerly of Spottslyvania county, Va.,
1. Margaret Mildred Humphreys.7
2. John S. Humphreys,7 farmer.
3. Dr. Wm. T. Humphreys,7 m. Annie B. Graham, and had one child, who
4. Rev. Samuel C. Humphreys,7 m. Mattie Thurman. Issue: Robert H.
Humphreys,8 m. Maggie Boner; John S. Humphreys,8 A B. and A. M.. of
Harvard, m. Sue Hite Maxey, and has one son,Samuel Maxey; Emily
Humphreys,8 and Brewer Humphreys.8
5. Thos. J. Humphreys,7 m. Kate Summers, of Bullitt county, and has
two children: Rebecca (Reba) Carpenter Humphreys,8 who m. Robert
Walter Owens, and Lucy Catherine Humphreys.8
III. Catherine Carpenter,6 m. Luther Howard, Jefferson county, Issue:
1. Margaret (Rettie) Howard, m. Henry V. Sanders, Treasurer of
Columbia Finance and Trust Company, Louisville. They have four
children: Anna Blake Sanders, m. Alexander Thompson; Howard C. Sanders,
m. Kate Berryman; John W. Sanders; and Ellen H. Sanders.
2. Ellen Howard, m. David Hardin, of Nelson county, Ky., and had one
son, Rowan Hardin, a young lawyer of Louisville, who m. Anne Allen.
IV. John Slaughter Carpenter,6 represented Louisville, in the Common
Council, Board of School Trustees and the Kentucky House
Representatives, m. November 21, 1850, Ellen Blake Cosby, dau.
Fortunatus Cosby, editor, educator and poet, and grandaughter of Judge
Fortunatus Cosby, one of the largest land owners of Louisville in
early times, and great grandaughter of Capt. Aaron Fontaine, son of
Rev. Peter Fontaine, Rector of Westover Parish, Va. over forty years.
1. Ellen Blake Carpenter.
2. Mary Carpenter.
3. Alice G. Carpenter, m. Wm. Henry Slaughter, son of D. Strother
Slaughter and grandson of Judge Jas. Slaughter, of Nelson county, Ky.,
formerly of Culpeper county, Va.
4. Anna Sanders Carpenter,
5. John S. Carpenter, Jr., Paymaster U. S. Navy, m. Charlotte Clarke,
dau. of Edward Clarke, Architect of the Capitol at Washington City for
the past forty years, They have one child, Evelyn Fessenden
6. Samuel Carpenter.
7. Frank Cosby Carpenter, (Fire Insurance Agent), m. Anna Pope Smith,
dau. of Thos. Floyd Smith, U. S. A., and wife Blanche, dau. of Geo. W.
Weissinger, of Louisville; Ch: Floyd Smith Carpenter, and Eleanor
V. Lucinda Carpenter6 m. 1 L. L Able, ch: 1 Sallie m. first Ed Harris,
and had one daughter, Lucie who m.Chas. D. Pennebaker, Jr., of
Washington City and had six children. Sallie m. 2nd. Ludwell McKay.
2. Margaret C. Able m. James E. Callahan, of Louisville, and has five
children: Mattie E., who m. Dr. Frank D. Boyd, of Texas, and has one
son, Frank Douglas; Lulie May, Elliot, Emily L., and Sallie Winifred.
3. Lou Able m. Geo. M. Abell of Nelson co. and has four children,
Edward, Geo. M., Robert, Lucile.
Lucinda Carpenter m. 2nd. M. Dupin.
VI. Mary Carpenter6 m. 1. Dr. Wm. T. Winsor, of Lexington, Mo., and
2nd. Dr. James Muir, of Bardstown, Ky. children:
1. Susan L. Muir m. Nathaniel Wickliffe Halstead, Issue: Margaret,
Muir, Mary, Sue, Nathaniel, Annie Dawson and Martha Porter Halstead.
2. Wm. C. P. Muir, Lt. U. S. Navy, m. Annie Dawson Beckham, of
3. Dr. Sam'l C. Muir, of Bardstown.
VII. Samuel Carpenter6 A. B. St. Joseph College, City Attorney of
Memphis, Tenn., where he died 1860, m. Annie Merrill.
VIII. Susan Carpenter6 m. Hon. John Darwin Elliott, of Nelson co., Ky.,
member of Kentucky Senate, County Clerk of Nelson for many years and
Master Commissioner, children:
1. Mary L. Elliot m. John LeBosquet, of Desmoines, Iowa; Issue:
Elliott and Henry LeBosquet.
2. Samuel Carpenter Elliott m. Miss C. Jackson, Issue: Darwin
3. Lulie P. Elliott m. Capt. Leonard S. Miller;Issue:Susan Carpenter
Miller, and Martha Porter Miller.
4. Amanda Elliott m. Wm. Newman, children: Nellie Elliott, Williams H.,
John E., Charles Merrill, Stanley O., Chester L., and Rockville B.
5. Charles Merrill Elliott m. Carrie Powers, of Atlanta, Ga.,ch: Henry
6. John Carpenter Elliott.
7. Ellen Carpenter Elliott m. Thos. Hooge, Issue: Nellie and Lucille.
8. Nannie Elliott m. Ernest Beeler, of New Haven, Ky. ch. Ernest.
IX. Martha Carpenter6 m. James Joseph Porter, a native of Green co.,
Ky., Cotton Commission Merchant of Louisville, President of Board of
1. William Porter.
2. Mary Porter.
3. Carrie Porter.
X. James Slaughter Carpenter6 m. Emilie Alston Leach, dau. of Dr.
Sewell J. and Elizabeth Fitts Leach, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mr. Carpenter
is General Agent of Com. Mutual Life Ins. Co. for Ky. and Tenn., and
was Captain Commissionary Dep't., C. S. A. children:
1. Lizzie Carpenter m. Geo. James, of Memphis, Tenn, ch. Emilie
Carpenter, James and Edith W. James.
2. James S. Carpenter, Jr.
3. Samuel Sidney Carpenter.
4. Emilie Alston Carpenter.
5. John Darwin Carpenter.
6. Norma S. Carpenter.
(Robt1., Robt2., Col. James3, Robt4.)
PHILIP CLAYTON SLAUGHTER5, m. Miss Betsy Payne, of Russellville, Ky.,
1818. Their only child, Mary, m. Cardwell Breathitt, son of Gov. John
Breathitt, of Kentucky. Their descendants live in Missouri.
Descendants of Lawrence Slaughter.
[Note: From a descendant of Lawrence Slaughter, son of Robert, one of
the two brothers, we have the following.]
Lawrence Slaughter, son of Robert 1st., Lieut. in Virginia State Line
under Gen. George Rodgers Clarke in campaign in that part of Virginia
which is now Illinois, m. Susanna Field, dau. of Col. John Field, (see
Field genealogy page 57, St Mark's) Colonel in Virginia State Line,
killed in battle of Point Pleasant, Gen. Andrew Lewis commanding. Col.
Field was also member of House of Burgess from Culpeper county in
Children of Lawrence Slaughter and Susanna Field: 1st. John Field
Slaughter, m. 1st. Miss Alexander, of Effingam, Prince William county,
m. 2nd. Miss Slaughter, dau. of Col. Robert Slaughter, of The Grange,
Culpeper county; 2nd. Anne Slaughter, m. Baylor Banks; 3rd. Mildred,
m. James Marye; 4th. Robert Field, m. Sarah Bond; 5th. Mathilda, m.
McCoul; 6th. George S.; 7th. Lawrence; 8th. Frances.
Children of Baylor Banks and Anne Slaughter: 1st: Elizabeth (b. 1784)
m. William Barker, (1808); 2nd Ann Baylor, (b. 1784) m. L. Roberts
(1806); 3rd. Dr. Wm. Tunstall, (b. 1788) m. Pamela Somerville Harris
(1812); 4th. Lawrence Baylor, (b. 1790), (died 1797); 5th. John Field,
(b. 1792) m. Frances Roberts; 6th. Baylor, (b. 1793) m. Mary Stern;
7th. Richard Tunstal (b. 1795) never married; 8th. Mildred (b. 1797)
m. William Field (1819); 9th. Lawrence Slaughter (b. 1803) m. Margaret
J. Noble (1834); 10th. George (b. 1805), (died 1808); 11th. Tunstal
Children of Wm. Barker and Elizabeth Banks, 1st. Joshua (b. 1810) m.
Lucy Ann Mason; 2nd. John Butler (b. 1812) never married; 3rd. Ann
Baylor (b. 1815) m. William Stewart; 4th. Baylor Banks (b. 1818) m.
1st. Martha Ann Sample, 2nd. C. Penrith Ewing; 5th Fanny Britton (b.
1821) m. Col. M. C. Gallaway.
Children of Lawrence Banks and Margaret J. Noble: 1st. William Henry
(b. 1834) m. Mary Stewart of Ala.; 2nd. Cyrus Aiken (b. 1836), (died
1843); 3rd. George Noble (b. 1838), (died 1842); 4th. Mildred Ann (b.
1840), (died 1842); 5th. Margaret Lawrence (b. 1842); 6th. Mary Ann
(b. 1844), (died 1881); 7th(???)m. John Nichols; 8th. Martha Noble (b.
1847); 9th. Lawrence Slaughter (b. 1849), (died 1884); 10th. a son, m.
Emma Dial; 11th. James Baylor (b. 1851) m. Neal Payne; 12th. Mathilda
White (b. 1853) m. W. R. Jones, 13th. Charles Albert (b. 1856);
Children of Dr. William Tunstal Banks, (vestryman for a number of
years at Madison C. H.), and Pamela Somerville Harris his first wife:
one child, Catherine J. (b. 1817), (died 1861) m. Benjamin M. Yancey.
1839. Children of second wife, Clara Foy, m. 1825, were:
1st. William Eldridge, m. Mary Willis; their children were: James W.,
Susan, Ida, Sally, Mollie and Florence; 2nd. Sophia, m.1st. Dr. Talley,
2nd. Mr. Allen, no children; 3rd. Clara m. Jas. B. Willis, and had
Clara H., Salley. Willie, Sophia, Alice, and Tunstal; 4th. John
Lawrence m. 1st. Miss Hobson, 2nd.
Bettie A. Carson, no children. Two children of first wife were: 1st.
Minnie Hawes, m. Dr. Richard M. Smith, Ph. D., and had Nellie
Blackwell, John Lawrence Banks, and Elizabeth; 2nd. William Tunstal.
Children of Bemjamin M. Yancey and Catherine J. Banks, his wife. 1st.
Pamela Somerville, m. Capt. Joseph D. Brown; 2nd. Edward D.; 3rd. Dr.
Chas. K.; 4th, Mary Crimora, m. John W. Payne; 5th. Sallie Thomas, m.
John W. Payne.
Children of Capt. Joseph D. Brown and Pamela S. Yancey:
1st. Mary Catherine, m. Rufus T. Carpenter, and had Ninette Brown,
Stacy Harris, Joseph Daniel, Ellie Florence, Frank Hill, and Leslie
2nd. Lilly Banks, m. Thomas M. Henry, Att'y Princeton, N. J., and had
Lucy Maxwell, Pamela Brown.
3rd. Josephine, m. J. Benjamin Flippen, of Cumberland county, and had
Sue Gray, Elsie Josephine, Harry, Marjorie Pamela.
4th. Benjamin Armistead, m. Frances Todd Faunt Le Roy, of King and
Queen county, and had Virginius Faunt Le Roy, Joseph Daniel, and
Juliet Faunt Le Roy. 5th. Andrew Edward. 6th. Gertrude Pamela, m. John
Bannister Sparrow, of Danville, Va. 7th. Florence Armistead, m.
Olliver G. Flippin, of Cumberland county.
Children of John W. Payne and Crimora Yancey. 1st. Mary Catherine;
2nd. Emma Carson; 3rd. Fannie Keith; 4th. Crimora Yancey.