From The Register of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Witha Foreword by James C. Kiotter, Editor
TheRegister of the KentuckyHistorical Society
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Azure, with three mullets or, placed one above two, the topof the Shield being gules, having a lion of argent, passant.
Supports, two lions with marquis crowns.
The Crest, a lion issuant, holding a sword in the left paw.
Motto: The Stars are Friendly.
The coronet and supports are personal to the Marquisate, d‘Estelle, Lord of the region of Aren, Province, France, and so are omitted.
THE ESTILL FAMILY
The name d ‘Estelle is recorded in Province, France, in1525, but earlier it is spelled Esdaile, pronounced Estill, and that spellingwas used by Sir James Esdaile, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1778. He was adescendant of the French family and he used the same Arms.
Genealogists assert that it was once Estrella, the Spanishword for star; the motto of the Arms favor this theory, “The Stars AreFriendly. 1
The forms used in America are Estelle, Estell, Estele andEstill.
Jean Andre d’Estelle, a nobleman, a commissary of Artillery,and Jeannette Pastier, a noble lady, were married in Province, France, on December12, 1525.As the marriage, as that of other members of the family, was by Civil contract, attested before a notary and not by a Priest, it is evident that theywere Protestants, later called Huguenots. 2
There are many explanations of the name. One of the best isthis: the Protestants of Tours were forced to assemble at night to avoidarrest, and did so at the gate of King Hugo, whom the people regarded as aspirit A monk therefore in a sermon declared that the Lutherans should becalled Huguenots, as kinsmen of King Hugo, in as much as they would only go outat night, as he did. The name became popular from 1560 onwards. 3
The descendant of Jean Andre and Jeannette d ‘Estelle, Balthazar,fled with his family to the Netherlands, after the Massacre of St. Bartholomewin 1 572, thence to England. There is a record at Stuys in Zeeland in 1625 of Balthazar d’Estelle at abaptism as a godfather. 4
An Estelle was born in Ireland iii 1623. He moved to England during the reign of Cromwell; withtwelve other families, he emigrated to America to escape religious persecution andsettled in the Colony of New Jersey.
As this Estelle is said to have married a Miss Wallace, wecan identify him as Thomas Estelle, whose wife was a descendant of Sir WilliamWallace of Scotland, and who landed at Neversink Highlands, New Jersey, in 1664 with his two brothers,Daniel and William d’Estelle. 4
They settled in Middletown and Shrewsbury, now Monmouth County, on grants of land issued byGovernor Richard Nichols of New York. 5
On the day of landing, a son was born to the wife ofWilliam, said to be the first white child born in New Jersey.
Daniel is listed as an original settler of Middletown and in the division of the townlots in 1667, he is given Lot 32. Under the Proprietor’s concession, he was granted 120acres.
Daniel d ‘Estelle married Margaret Browning at Gravesend, Long Island, in July, 1666. His children aresupposed to have been William, Daniel and Thomas.
A Thomas signed a remonstrance with others, in 1700, askingfor a competent Governor of the Colony, and there is a record that he wasindicted during political troubles in 1700. 6
Thomas d’Estelle, brother of Daniel arid William, marriedMiss Wallace in 1670, and had a son John. 7
This John d’Estelle was the father of Wallace Estill. 8
Wallace Estill was born in New Jersey in 1702. His first wife lived onlythree months, and he then married Marcy Boude, who was also a French family. 9
After five children were born to them in New Jersey, they joined the great Scotch-Irishmigration to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1746.
Here Wallace Estill settled on Cowpasture River on land bought from the BordenPatent. More land was patented to him on November 3, 1750.10
He built his home at Fort George on Bullpasture River, four miles from the present townof Williamsville, Bath County, Virginia.
At the birth of her sixth child, Marca, Wallace’s wife,Marcy Boude Estill, died. Two years later, in 1748, Wallace and Lady Mary AnnCampbell eloped and were married. She was the 17-year-old daughter of JohnCampbell, who opposed the marriage on account of the disparity of their ages. 11
John Campbell of Argyll Clan of Scotland came to America in 1742, when Mary Ann was tenyears old, and after a short time in Pennsylvania, moved to Augusta County, Virginia.
Wallace Estill served in the Colonial Wars and on August2, 1752,lie was commissioned and qualified as “Captain of a Troop of Horse”. He wasafter-
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to the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes, a position of great honor andresponsibility.
As the High Sheriff was chosen by the County Court from oneof their number, it is evident that he was “a gentleman Magistrate”, as well.
He owned large tracts of lands in Augusta and when the county was divided, inBath, Monroe, and Greenbrier counties. His nameappears often in the records of the State as a man of importance. 12
After many years in the Bullpasture Valley, he moved in 1773, to live on hislarge estate on Indian Creek in Monroe County, now Greenbrier County, where he had erected a largethree-story stone house. 13
It was here that he found the settlers exposed to frequentravages of the Indians, and erected a “block house” for their protection. 14
At the time of his removal to Indian Creek his fifteenthchild, Ruth, was five years old and his older sons had already distinguishedthemselves.
Captain Wallace Estill died in 1792, leaving a very largeestate. His will, recorded in Lewisburg, West Virginia, was written in 1789. He named inhis will his wife, Mary Ann; his sons, Boude, Benjamin, John, Wallace, Samuel,and Isaac; and his daughters, Rebecca, wife of Col. Thomas Hughart; Susanna,wife of Col. John McCreary; Abigail and Ruth. 15
Capt. Wallace’s records have been accepted by the ColonialDames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the HuguenotSociety.
I. BOUDE Estill.
(Thomas, John, Wallace Estill.)
Boude Estill, son of Capt. Wallace, as born May15, 1733,in NewJersey. He was brought to Augusta County, Virginia, by his father in 1746. He marriedJane _______ and moved to the New River, where he purchased much land; one tract of 925 acres wassurveyed for him by his brother, John Estill.
He was a Colonial soldier serving in (apt. Peter Hogg’sCompany of Rangers in 1758; also rendered non-military services to the Colony. 16
Later, he moved to the Holston River district but after a short timethere, he settled on Silver Creek in Madison County, Kentucky.
His will is recorded in Madison County, where he died. He left a third ofhis estate to his wife, Jane; a horse or two Negroes to his daughter, NancyWalker; lands and etc. to his son, Samuel Estill. 17
His son, Samuel Estill, married Rebecca Hamilton (1786-1875)on October 8, 1809, in Lincoln Co., Ky., and had eight children:
a. AmandaMalvine married Franklin Moran on Sept. 8, 1831. Their daughter, Florence Moran, married Wade if. Walker, son of John W. Walker,and issue:
a.Franklin Moran Walker (father of Stetson Walker or Louisville, KY.) and Estelle Walker
b.Elvira (1812) married a Doty
c. Mary Jane (1813) married a Scott
d.Nancy Juliet (1814)
e.Wm. Hamilton Estill (1817)
f.James Walker Estill (1818)
g.Erasmus Boude Estill (1820)
h.Amelia Owsley Estill (1826)18
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
Benjamin Estill was born in New Jersey on Sept 20, 1735. He cameto Augusta, Co., VA., with his father, Wallace, and his mother, Marca BoudeEstill, when he was eleven years old, and grew to manhood in Bullpasturevalley, where he married Kitty Moffet some time before 1764. 19 She was a sister of Capt. George Moffet.
Whilevisiting at the home of her step-father, John Trimble, in 1764, the Indiansmade an attack, killing John Trimble, and Kitty was saved by the perfectmarksmanship of her step-brother, Robert Trimble. Just as a savage raised his tomahawk tostrike her in the back of the head as she fled with uplifted arms towards thehouse, Robert shot him dead. The bulletpassed between Kitty's arm and her body.
Thefew whites were wounded and overpowered and Kitty and her half-brother, JamesTrimble were carried off by the Indians.
Acompany of twenty-five men led by Kitty's brother, Capt Geo. Moffet, went inpursuit. The Indians had covered theirtrail so well that is was to be doubted if they would have rescued Kitty andJames, four days later, if Kitty had not marked the way they took by hangingher blue garters on bushes along the way. 20
Kitty Moffet Estill wasthe daughter of Sarah, daughter of John McDowell and Magdalena Wood, who firstmarried George Moffett and secondly married John Tremble. 21
BenjaminEstill was a Justice of the Peace of Augusta County, VA., from 1764 until 1769,and filled the same office when he moved to the Moccason River in Botecourt County. 22 He was arevolutionary soldier and was in the battle of King's Mountain from Washington County after he moved to the Holston Valley. 23 He had two sons, John Moffett Estilland Benjamin Estill.
Capt. JohnMoffett Estill married Patsy Miller. She was probably the daughter of HenryMiller, who founded the firstIron Foundry in the Virginia Valley, built on Mossy Creek in 1748.
This furnacewith 8,000 acres of land was advertised for sale on Sept. 6,1811, bySamuel Miller and John MoffettEstill, as administrators of Henry Miller’s estate. As John is said to haveowned an iron foundry that wasthe first one in Virginia, it is evident that he bought thefoundry of Henry Miller at thesale. He and Patsy Miller had nine children:
a. Catherine died young.
b. Hannah Winters married Dr. Livingston Waddell.Issue
1. Martha Waddell.
2. Lucy married Rev. Thos. Preston, D.D.
7. Lucy Gordon.
8. Mary Eliza (Wm. W. Houston, D.D.)
9. Edmonia (Col. E. W. Nichols).
11. Edward Livingston.
12. MariaLindsey married J. W. Pratt, D.D. Their daughter, Grace, married Col. ClayStacker, Mrs. Grace Stacker Coulter of Clarksville, Tenn., their daughter.
13. Janette (Maj. F. H. Smith, Jr.).
c. Henry Miller Estill married ElizaJane Patrick. Issue:
1. John Livingston.
2. Robert Kyle.
3. Wm. Patrick.
4. Isabelle Christian.
6. Cecil moved to Calif., left desc.
7. Frank moved to Calif., left desc.
d. ElizaEstill married John Ervine. Issue:
3. Two others, names not known.
e. Nancy Estill married Thos.McClintie. Issue: Robert and two others.
f. Rachel Estill.
i. JohnMoffett married Mary Lovalette David daughter of Rev. Andrew Boker Davidson, aPresbyterian minister; educated at Washington and Lee Univ. and Univ. of Va.,receiving his medical degree in 1846; served as Surgeon to the 51st Va. Volunteers,Con federate Army, for four years; died in Lexington, Va., in 1899, aged 79years. Issue:
1. Henry Boker Estill, Ml)., Surgeon of Va. Military Inst.
2. AndrewD. Estill married Clara Davidson, daughter of Jas. D. Davidson of Lexington,Va.; educated at the Univ. of Va. and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; practiced and died in Lexington, Va. No children.
4.Susan Dorman Estill. 24
Benjamin Estill, the second son of Benjamin Estill, Sr., wasa prominent lawyer of southwestern Virginia; Justice of Supreme Court; memberof Congress, 1825 - 1827. 25
III. REBECCA ESTILL.
(Thomas, John, Wallace.)
Rebecca Estill was born on March 15, 1739, in New Jersey,brought to Virginia by her father, Wallace Estill, and her mother, Marca Boude,and married Col. Thomas Hughart of Augusta County, Virginia. 26
Col. Thomas Hughart, a man of great wealth and influence,was an officer in the French and Indian Wars and was granted land for hisservices in Virginia. He was appointed by the Governor ofVirginia one of the gentleman Justices of Peace of Augusta County, and servedin this office and as High Sheriff for many years previous to and during theRevolution. On Sept. 19, 1780, he was appointed and qualified sColonel of the 2nd Division of the Augusta troops; in 1781, Col. Hughart andhis troops were ordered to join the army of Gen. Lafayette in King William County, and as Gen. Cornwallis and theEnglish forces retired toward Yorktown, they were followed by Gen. Lafayette and his army. A partof the army was the Augusta County Riflemen, commanded by Col. Thomas Hughartand Col. Sampson Matthews of the 2nd Division. All of them, men trained forservice in many campaigns against the Indians, and their unerring aimmaterially assisted Washington in his battles leading up to the surrender ofLord Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.
Gen. Washington, who previously commanded some of theseriflemen in Braddock ‘s army, had stated during the dark hours of theRevolution, that if the unexpected should happen and he should be defeated thathe would retire to the mountains of Augusta County and rally around him a forcewhich would yet liberate his bleeding country.
Col. Hughart and Rebecca Estill, his wife, had one child,Agnes Hughart, who married in 1782, Rev. John Montgomery, son of John andEsther Montgomery. Rev. John Montgomery, Jr., was educated at Washington College, now Washington and Lee University, and received a degree of A.B. at Princeton University in 1775; he was ordained aPresbyterian minister in 1780. He owned a great tract of 2,000 acres of land inDeerfield Valley.
Col. Thomas, his wife, Rebecca Estill, and Agnes Hughart andher husband, Rev. John Montgomery, are buried in the graveyard adjoining Rocky Spring Church, where John Montgomery was pastorfrom 1789 until his death in 1818.
A monument stands there in their memory. 27
IV JOHN ESTILL.
(Thomas, John, Wallace.)
John Estill, the fourth child of Wallace and Marca BoudeEstill, was born on June 5, 1741, in New Jersey, reared in Virginia, and marriedRebecca Christie, daughter of William, a son of Gilbert arid his wife, MargaretRichardson Christie of Augusta County, Virginia. 28
John was a soldier in the Indian Wars, serving in CaptainWm. Preston ‘s Company of Rangers of Greenbrier County, Virginia, in 175829he also per formed non-military services for the Colony.
He purchased 925 acres on the New River in March, 177430 he was an expertsurveyor.31
Under circumstances unknown, John Estill was killed by JamesStewart, and his widow, Rebecca Christie, afterwards married Zaccheus Estill,believed to have been a nephew of Capt. Wallace Estill, a son of his brotherBenjamin.
Rebecca Estill, the executrix of John Estill’s estate,received a payment of £204 for his services in the Continental Army, under Col.Samuel Hunter, showing that he was also a Revolutionary soldier. 32
John and Rebecca Estill had two daughters and on son:
Sarah Estillmarried William Shields on July 23, 1792.
WilliamChristie Estill married his first cousin, Margaret Christie, daughter of Col.Richard Christie. Issue: (Somereferences give the name Christian.)
c.Houton Estill, Major in the 60th Va. Regiment of the Confederate Army; died ina Union prison at Fort Delaware at the close of the war
d.William M. Estill.
e.David Hudson Estill, born in Kanawha Co., Va., married Maria V. Masten, daughterof Judge H. V. Masten, and his wife, Hannah Nichols, of Troy, New York, in 1842; lived and died in Charleston, West Va. He was County Judge, prominent and successful merchant. Issue:
Irenemarried John P. Woodward, M.D.
ReverdyEstill, D.D., Ph.D., LL.D.
HenryV. W. Estill.
V. SUSANNA ESTILL.
(Thomas, John, Wallace.)
Susanna, born in New Jersey on March 5,1744, wasbrought to Virginia by her parents, Wallace and MarcaBoude Estill, when she was two years old. 34
On December 7, 1762, Susanna married John McCreary, Jr., 35son of Captain John McCreary and his wife, Agnes Crawford, of Augusta Co., Virginia.Captain John McCreary was a carpenter in Dublin, Ireland, when he elGped with AgnesCrawford, who was of noble blood, and married on the ship that brought them to America, in 1717. 36 He was a Colonialofficer, commissioned and qualified as “Captain of a Troop of Foot”, on August20, 1752. 37 Many Court records of Augusta County, Va.,Show that Captain John rose to wealth and prominence, holding many offices oftrust and responsibility. 38
A traditional story of the family shows that Agnes’ familynever forgave her for marrying a man of plebeian blood. One of her brothers,having no heir, came to Virginia and sent word to Agnes to conic tosee him, that he wished to adopt one of her sons to be his heir. Agnes replied,that Captain John McCreary was as good as any Crawford, and if he wanted to seeher he must come to their home. His answer was to return to Ireland without seeing any of them. 39
On April 24th, 1758, the Indians made a raid on thesettlement, killing many and taking the two McCreary boys prisoners. John was19, and his brother William was 17 years old. 40 They were adopted byan Indian squaw and treated with kindness. At first they were well guarded andnot allowed to hunt together but the Indians were soon convinced that they werehappy and content to remain with them.
There were many opportunities to escape after that but Johnfeared the hardships of the trip for his brother, who was not strong. And soover two years went by before the day came when they left the camp on asupposed hunting trip, and started for Virginia.
Many weeks were consumed as they were often lost andWilliam’s strength exhausted, as they steered their course through thewilderness and over the mountains, by the Indian signs of nature, subsisting onroots, berries and what game they could kill. They were reduced to a dreadfulplight but welcomed by the settlement which had long thought them dead. Allexcept their mother, Agnes, who had great faith that her Lord would restorethem to her. Friday being the day that they returned, she made it her Holy Dayand spent every Friday in her room fasting, praying and reading her Bible,until her death. William, being frail, lived but a short time, unable toovercome the effects of the hardships of the Indian life and trials of the longjourney,
John, Jr., served in the Revolutionary War and rose to therank of Lieut. Colonel on August 15, 1780 ; 40 he was gentlemanJustice of Peace of Augusta
County from 1778 until 1785, when he resigned. 41He was in the Battle of Jamestown and in command of Fort Clover Lick about1779. 42He owned large estates on the Bullpasture River and the Newfoundland Creek. 43
Susanna Estill died in Virginia and Col. McCreary moved to Kentucky before 1792. Here he married his secondwife, Martha Phenister, a widow of Fayette County. He died there. 44
Col. John McCreary and Susanna Estill had three children:
a. JohnMcCreary married a Miss Hall in Kentucky and died in about 1803, leaving hisland on Boone Creek to his two daughters45
SusannaEstill married James Graves, Aug. 27, 1816.
HannahD. Estill married Bartlet Graves, July 1, 1817. 46
b. WilliamMcCreary was in Kentucky as early as 1783, serving in acompany in defense of Estill's Fortagainst the Indians. He married a Miss Estill, lived in Clark Co., Ky., and had one son, William Estill,Jr. 47
c. Agnes McCreary, called “Nancy”, married Gen. Andrew Kennedy in MadisonCo., Ky., in about 1792. 48 Gen. Kennedy was a Revolutionarysoldier, enlisting at 16, and serving in the company of his brother, Capt. JohnKennedy, Jr., in the campaigns of Geo. Rogers Clark, and in the defense ofBoonesborough Fort and Logan's Fort. 49 He was a man of prominence in MadisonCo., member of the Kentucky Legislature and at his death, in 1825, left hisland holdings of over 4,000 acres to his only child. 50
SusannaEstill Kennedy (1793-1863), who married Gen. Joseph Miller of Madison Co., in1807. Gen. Miller (1786-1858) was the son of Col. John Miller of Richmond, Ky.,and his wife, Jane Dulaney, 51 an officer in the War of 181252at his death his large estate, “Spencer’s Choice,” in Sumner Co., Tenn., waswilled to his wife, Susanna Kennedy Miller, for life and then to his onlysurviving child, Nancy Jane Alexander. 53
a. Andrew KennedyMiller (1810—1853) married Elizabeth Holloway in 1832.
1.Susan Kennedy Miller (1834—1916) married Elbridge G. Seawell;
1.Elizabeth Seawell married Dr. A. F. Claywell
2.Nannie married Capt. Isaac Boyd of Atlanta, Ga.
a.Elizabeth Boyd married Max Don Howell b. Elbridge Boyd
3.Jane married James Moore:
4.Roberta married A. G. Brandau:
2.Robert Woods Miller (1843 - ) married Eleanor Baber; a. Lillian Miller marriedRobert Bransford.
b. JohnMcCreary Miller (1814—1850) married Mary Ann Woods in 1835:
1.Joseph Miller married Josephine Lash
2.Andrew Miller married Nannie Solomon
3.Susie Miller married Archibald Miller
4.Woody Miller married Jack Chambers
5.Nancy Jane Miller married Richard Palmer.
c. RobertGreen Miller (1816—1842) married Mourning Miller in 1840:
1.Joseph Kieber Miller married Ellen Cleveland:
a.Early C. Miller
d.Joseph Kleber Miller (1819—1841)
e.Nancy Jane Miller (1812—1870) married her first cousin, in 1830,
Woods Shelton Miller:
1. Joseph Miller (1831—1896) married AnnaDodd, in 1855:
b.Nannie married Emory Sweeny
c.Florence Miller married Nathan Bullock d. Anna Miller married Wm. Stewart:
2.Mildred Stewart married Kenneth Cobb of Danville, Va.
e.Maud Miller married ‘John Hennion of New York
f.Susie Miller married Otis Bradley of Danville, Va. 1. Randolph Bradley
2ndmarriage: Bettie Douglas:
h.Helen Miller married Hugh Love
i.Joseph 1filler died a young man.
2. Thomas Miller born 1833, married Lizzie Shutt:
a. Lauramarried James Anderson:
2.Miller Anderson. b. Henry
c.Ida. d. Woods Shelton. e. Anna. f. James.
3. Archibald Miller, born 1835, married Martha Alexarnter2nd, Susie Miller.
4. Robert Miller, born 1838 married Etta Head.
a. WoodsMiller married and had two daughters.
b. RobertMiller, died a bachelor.
c. JohnMiller married Kate Anderson.
1.Laura Miller married Felix Woodward.
2nd marriageof Nancy Jane Miller, James Alexander (1813—’92).
5. Susan Kennedy Alexander (1851—1933) married in 1869, SamuelEugene Lackey (1840—1911) of Lincoln C., Ky., educated at University of Va. Served under Gen. John Morgan in theConfederate Army.
a. JamesAlexander Lackey died in infancy.
b. KateKennedy died in infancy.
c. WilliamNicholas Lackey (1875), M. D. (Jefferson Med. College, Phila.), Captain ofMedical Corps in U. S. Army serving over seas in the World War I: marriedBennetta Anderson (1880—1933) in 1905.
1.David Anderson Lackey (1907)
2.Samuel Eugene Lackey, III. (1909—1925)
d. SamuelEugene Lackey, Jr. (1878), Univ. of Tenn., bachelor.
e. AlmaLackey (1880), married E. Bright Wilson (1873), in 1902.
1. Sue Alexander Wilson married 1929,Wm. S. Cutchins (V. M. 1.—Princeton Univ.) of Richmond, Va.
a.Barbara Wilson Cutchins
b.Carol H. Cutchins.
2.E. Bright Wilson, Jr. (B. S. M. A. (Princeton), Munich Univ., Ph.D. (Calif. technology), Harvard Fellow, Assoc.Professor of Harvard Univ.), married in 1935, Emily Buckingham (M. A. Radcliff).
3.Alma Lackey Wilson (Wellesley 1934) married in 1837, T. Ames Wheeler(Harvard Univ., Harvard Business School)
a.Sue Elizabeth Wheeler
6. Jane Lackey Alexander (1855—1929) married John BranchDonelson in 1874.
a. Rebecca D.Donelson (1881) married 1903, Jos. H. Chew of Houston, Texas.
b. AlexanderDonelson, died a young man.
c. EmmaDonelson married Price Underwood of Birmingham, Alabama.
d. EugeneLackey Donelson
e. JohnBranch Donelson, Jr. 54
VI. MARCA ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
Marca Estill was born on January 4, 1746, in Augusta County, Va. She wassixth child of Wallace and his wife Marca Boude Estill, who died soonafterwards. Marca married James Gwinn and died without issue. 55
VII. SARAH ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
Sarah Estill was born on November 4, 1749 in Virginia, the first child ofCapt. Wallace and his third wife, Lady Mary Ann Campbell.
She married James Henderson and moved to Shelbyville, Ky.
Her only child died an infant. 56
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
James Estill, son of Capt. Wallace Estill andLady Mary Ann Campbell was born on November9, 1750, in Augusta Co., Va. 57 In 1772,he married Rachel Wright and made his home in Greenbrier Co., Va. until 1777. He then moved to Kentucky.
Leaving her two oldest sons, Benjamin and Wallacein Va., Rachel Wright Estill made the trip with herhusband through the wilderness, on horse back with her baby James in her arms,to Boonesborough Fort. Here the fourth child, Jonathan, was born and the fifth,Sara Ann was born in Estill‘s Fort.
James Estill served in Capt. Holden‘s Company ofMilitia in the protection of the settlements against the Indians until he roseto the rank of Captain. 58
In 1779, the town of Boonesborough was established and theact of incorporation named James Estill as one of the Trustees. He and theothers refused to serve. 59
The Estill’s Fort was built in February and Marchof 1780. It was one of the best known forts in Kentucky; situated three and ahalf miles from the present site of Richmond, on the road leading toBig Hill and the Cumberland Gap. It became a gathering place for landseekers, horse hunters, surveyors and chain-bearers, travelers, adventurers,and scouts. Among the most prominent inhabitants, besides Capt. James Estilland his brother, Samuel Estill was Capt. John Miller of Virginia. It was from Estill’sFort that he bought four hundred acres from the preempted land of William by,and built the first house on the site that was to become the town of Richmond,the county seat of Madison County; and at the back of the house, stood the“John Miller’s barn” in which the County Court was held from 1798 until 1799. 60
The first Court of the divided Kentucky County was that of Lincoln County, at Harrodsburg on January 16, 1781. Commissions from the Governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, were read,appointing “Thirteen gentlemen” Justices of Peace; John Bowman, Benjamin Logan,John Cowan, John Kennedy, Hugh McGary, Wm. Craig, Stephen Trigg, Abraham Bowman,Isaac Hite, Wm. McBride, Wm. McFee and James Estill.” 61 Two of whom William McFee and John Kennedy wereto be killed by Indians the following December.
Late in 1781, Capt. James Estill, his brotherSamuel and four other men were attacked by a band of fifteen Indians. Capt.James received a shot in the arm, breaking the bone. A short time afterwardsthe fort was attacked by the Wyandotte Indians and Capt. Estill and his menpursued them to the present site of Mt. Sterling. here a battle tookplace called the Battle of Little Mountain, on March12, 1782.
Capt. Estill was killed with over a third of hismen, and an equal number of the enemy. There was much censure of one of theLieutenants, who was said to have disobeyed orders in dividing the forces, andthereby weakening Capt. Estill‘s position; others claimed that the officer hadacted under Capt. Estill's orders. At any rate, he found his arm still in a tooweakened state to endure the hand to hand fight that ensued, and lost his lifeat only 32 years of age. 62
The Battle became known as “Estill’sDefeat.” The Daughters of the American Revolution erected a stone on the battlefield, in memory of Capt. James Estill; fifteen of his descendants have enteredthe organization on his record. (1938)
A Centennial of the Battle of Estill’s defeat washeld in Richmond in 1880. More than ahundred of the Estill Family attended; four of whom, Jonathan P. Estill, MajorJonathan T. Estill, Peter Estill, and Col. Clifton R. Estill were living ontheir share of the preempted land of Capt. James Estill.
The estate of vast tracts of land entered byJames Estill, estimated at over 15000 acres was left to his wife and infantchildren. It was the subject of much litigation until 1820, and while the heirsreceived only a portion of the land enrolled by James, it amounted to 7900acres. 63
One of the first historical monuments erected in Kentucky, was that in memory ofCapt. James Estill, in the Richmond Cemetery. One of his grand sonswho was said to have borne a striking likeness to the Captain, posed for themore than life sized figure. Dressed in hunting shirt, leggings, and moccasinsof deerskin and cap of undressed coonskin of the pioneer, with hunting knife inthe belt and rifle in hand, the figure stands on the top of a tall shaft ofgranite.
The Kentucky Historical Monument in Frankfort devoted to the heroes ofthe Revolutionary period, also bears the name of James Estill.
One of the most active surveyors, a trustedmilitary leader, a gentleman Justice, a man of great courage and integrity,James Estill gave his life at only thirty-two years, in the defense of thepeople and became the best known and beloved Kentucky hero.
James and Rachel Estill had five children:
1. Benjamin Estill married June 12, 1794, Ann, the daughter of Philemon and ElizabethWoods Kavanaugh and had ten children:
a. JamesEstill married ___________ and had 13 children:
7. Elizabeth married Philip Baldwin,
8. Tanthamarried Boone Davis,
9. Corneliamarried ______ Tunnel,
10.Rachel W. married Robt. Mullins,
f.Fannie Estill married _____ Cobb
1.Mary V. Cobb,
b. SusanEstill married Wm. Timberlake:
3. Marymarried ______ Wright,
d. Philemon K.Estill
f. RachelEstill married Richard Timberlake:
1.John Timberlake married Mary _______, died and his widow married
PeterEstill (see i below)
e. Ellenmarried ______Young.
g. JonathanP. Estill married Judith Rogers,
h. SarahEstill married John McPherson:
John,McPherson. He was in Gen. John Morgan’s command and was captured on the OhioRaid in 1862, imprisoned at Camp Morton, Indiana. In moving the prisoners from thereto CampDouglas, Illinois, the train passed another going inthe opposite direction. John and John D. Miller jumped from their train to theother and made their escape, a deed requiring quick decision and much courage.
1. WilliamK. McPherson.
2. Salliemarried James Rice.
i. Peter W.Estill married 1st Sarah Cochran; 2nd Mary A. Timberlake, widow of John Timberlake, Peter’s nephew.
j. WallaceEstill had one son, Wallace Estill:
1. Wallacemarried and had:
b.Ben D. Estill.
Benjamin Estill, Sr. andhis wife Ann Kavanaugh built the beautiful brick mansion on Kavanaugh Lane, one of the show placesin Madison County and in Kentucky.
2. Wallace Estill married Mary, the daughter of Col. JohnHarden. She died and he married Elizabeth, the daughter of Judge Robert Rodesand his wife Elizabeth Dulaney Rodes. Wallace built his home on the Speedwell Pike which was inheritedby his son, Clifton H. Estill with its furnishings of mahogany, silver plate andfamily portraits.
1. Wm. Estillmarried a Miss Ferguson and built his home on the Bryan Pike in Fayette Co. Issue:
a. CliftonF. Estill married Mary Carr, moved to Fort Worth, Texas. They had four sons andfour daughters.
b.Wm. Wallace Estill married Hattie Shafer: Issue; Jacob, Rodes, William Estill.
c.Robt. Christopher Estill married Miss Shafer: Three children.
2. RobertEstill married Mary Turner of Howard Co., Mo.
Issue:Alice, Wallace, William, Ella, Cliff Estill.
3. JohnHardin Estill married Sallie Ann Sullinger, moved to Mo.
a.Eugene Wallace Estill married Laura Robinson of Saline, Mo
Issue:Lilie, Clifton, Eugenia, Daniel, Mattie Estill.
b.Bettie Rodes Estill married A. G. Green of Richmond, Ky.
c.Mary Wright married A. A. Arbuckle of Va.
d.Sallie married W. Mead Travis of St. Louis, Mo.
4. JonathanEstill married Louise Oldham in 1849:
a. Laura married Lewis E. Francis, his2nd wife.
b. Lavinia married Jeptha Chenault;2nd Mr. Cunningham of Bourbon Co., Ky.; 3rd, John Cunningham, her brother-in-law.
1. Estelle Chenault married Brutus J.Clay
c. Wallace Estill married Anna T.Chenault:
1. Martha married Robt. T. Quisenburyof Danville, Ky., and reproduced her grandfather‘s homeon the Quisenbury's ancestral acres. It is one of the show places today of Kentucky.
a. Robert T. Quisenbury, Jr. d. HattieEstill died young.
2. L. Wallace Estill married EmeraldMountjoy a. Martha C. Estill
3. David Estill
4.A. Douglas Estill married Ethel Terry
a.Ann Minerva Estill
b.James D. Estill, in Infantry, overseas
c.Wallace Estill, in Air Corps
d.Rose T. Estill
5.Clifton Estill, bachelor. He inherited his father Wallace’s fine home.
6.Mary Ann Estill married Jefferson Curie:
Elizabethand Archy Curie.
2ndmarriage, James Wright: issue - Laura Wright.
3. James Estill, Jr. married June 10,1800, MaryEddings Rodes, daughter of Judge Robt. Rodes and Elizabeth Dulaney Rodes. Hebuilt his home, “Castlewood” on the Big Hill Pike in 1820, one of the handsomestmansions in Kentucky.
a. ElizaEstill married W. Harrison Caperton. He served with Andrew Jackson in the Creek campaign when only 16 years old; was appointed byPresident Filmore as United StatesAttorney for the District of Kentucky:
2.Mary Pauline married Leonidas B. Talbott of Boyle Co., Ky.
3.Col. James W. Caperton, a prominent lawyer, banker, and land owner ofRichmond, Ky., married Catherine Cobb Phelps. Theirhome in Richmond, “Blair Park” was named in honor of his ancestorMichael Woods of Blair Park, Va.
a.Jamie Caperton married Paul Burnam.
1.Caperton Burnam, Ensign, U. S. N. R. b. Catherine Caperton.
2.Anthony Rollins Burnam III, Lt. 4th Marine Div.
b.Maria Estill married Archibald Woods Goodloe:
3.Mary Eliza Goodloe married Dulaney Lackey of Lancaster
a.Goodloe Lackey married Miss Cary:
1.Mary Goodloe Lackey
2.Vesta married ______ Price of Danville, Ky.
b.Jennie Lackey, died unmarried.
4.William C. Goodloe, lawyer and jurist married Almira Owsley and hadtwelve children, all of themdistinguished.
c.James Estill, III. married Martha Ann, daughter of Archibald Woods,Jr. of “Woodstock,” on September 22, 1821; he died inCalifornia.
1.Bettie Estill married Mr. Garrison of New York City. Herdaughter Estelle married Chas. Ramsey, son of the Earlof Dalhousie of Scotland.
2.Katherine married Count Francis de Casteia of Paris.
3.Minnie married Count Gaston Chandon de Brialles of Paris, France.
4.William Garrison married the daughter of Frederick Coudert,Jr., of New York.
d.Mary Estill married Wm. E. Holmes of Natchez, Miss., lived inLa.
1.Lizzie Holmes married Mr. Lewis: Daughter married Dr.Arthur Yager, Gov.of Porta Rica, from 1912 to 1920.
e.Rodes Estill married Eliza Payne; lived in Georgetown.
James Estill, Jr. and his wife are buried in Lexington, Kentucky.
4. Jonathan Estill the son of James and Rachel Estill,married Lucy Shelton, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Woods Shelton; Mrs.Shelton ‘s first husband was Philemon Kavanaugh.
Jonathan Estill was born in Boonesborough Fort and wasmarried on July 25, 1798. He inherited the land on which theEstill Fort stood; he was a merchant in Richmond and erected the building now usedby the Elk's Club; later he moved to Texas, before it became a State.
5. Sarah Ann Estill was born October, 1782 in Estill’s Fort.She married Major Robert Miller on June 12, 1798. Robert Miller was born in Virginia and brought to Kentucky in about 1783, by his parents, Col.John Miller and Jane Dulaney Miller. After the town of Richmond was establishedon the ground given by his father, Robt.became proprietor of a tavern there; heserved in the Kentucky State Senate, from Madison County in 1829, 1834—38; hedied on his farm near Richmond on June 2, 1861, at the age of 86.
a. JamesMiller married Harriet F. Texas in 1824.
b. JohnDulaney Miller married Eliza Embry in 1828.
c. WilliamGreen Miller married Julia Miller daughter of Dr. Alexander Miller. Moved to Illinois.
d. RachelJane Miller married Napoleon Texas.
e. Sallie AnnMiller married Solon M. Harris, 1837.
f. SolonMiller, unmarried.
g. RobertMiller married Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Harrison J. Miller and Patsy Irvine Fields, his wife.
h. ElizabethMiller married William Hill in 1843. 64
IX. WILLIAM ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
William Estill son of Capt. Wallace and Lady Mary AnnEstill, was born in Virginia on November14, 1752.He died in infancy. (See Section XII.)
X. SAMUEL ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
Samuel Estill, born on September 10, 1755, in Virginia, son of Capt. Wallaceand Lady Mary Ann Estill, married Jane Teas. 65 She was the daughter of William Teas, asoldier in the Indian Wars before the Revolution. 66 A Court record of June16, 1778shows that Jane chose David Henderson as her guardian after her father’s death,in Augusta County, Virginia. 67
Samuel Estill was commissioned by Col. William Preston ofFincastle County, Va., as an Ensign in the Company of Captain Michael Woods in1774, and in the same year he volunteered into the Company of Capt. John Lewisfor the Battle of the Great Kanawha, or Point Pleasant on October 10th, wherehe fought from sun up until sun down, the lines only six to twenty yards apart.
This enlistment lasted for three months. In 1777 or 1778, heserved as a spy under Capt. David Gass at the Fort of Boonesborough for 15months. That winter of 1779 was so severe that most of the live stock of thesettlers perished from the cold, and the wild animals were so hungry that theylost all fear of man and flocked around the Fort looking for food.
In 1780, Samuel Estill was elected Lieutenant in CaptainJohn Holden‘s Company under Col. Benjamin Logan, and was in Gen. George RogersClark’s Indian expeditions which lasted two months. 68
He served as Lieutenant under his brother Capt. James Estillin 1781 at Estill’s Fort, and with his brother and four others engaged in thefight with the 15 Wyandotte Indians when his brother had his arm broken by anIndian bullet.
Samuel was an excellent marksman and in this encounter,killed two Indians with one shot, the second man was looking over the shoulderof the first.
In the same year of 1781, he was in a second of Gen. Clark’sexpedition to the Big Miami River.
He was a skilled Indian fighter and had many personalencounters while hunting, never failing to return with the Indian scalp, as atrophy; he rendered great assistance in securing the district from the Indians.
lie was appointed in 1786, Captain of a frontier Company byMadison County69 and served for two years; on March 2, 1795,he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 19th Regiment of MadisonCounty, the same year was appointed a Commissioner to take Perpetual Testimonyas to Land Boundaries and Claims. 70
Samuel Estill built his Fort in 1781, two miles southeast ofBoonesborough
He was not in the Battle of Estill’s Defeat, as he had goneto Virginia, probably to be married. After theFort days, he settled on his land three miles of where Richmond was later built.
In 1785, Madison County was established off of Lincoln County, and the first Court was organized and held by Justicesholding commissions from Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, on August22, 1786,at the home of George Adams. 71
The town of Milford was laid out in 1789, as the countyseat on the land of Samuel Estill, and Trustees were appointed: GreenClay, John Miller, Robert Rodes, and Archibald Woods.
Samuel Estill was a member of the Kentucky Legislature in1795, and later was elected Judge of the Quarter Sessions, a position he heldfor many years, with much distinction.
In 1816, the Madison County Court ordered a portrait paintedof him as an expression of appreciation of his public services; it was doneprobably by Davenport who was a popular painter at thattime, and it hangs in the Circuit and County Court Room in the Richmond CourtHouse, today.
Samuel Estill was six feet, two inches tall, weighing 444pounds and was of great strength. Late in life, he grew to such great size thathe was unable to walk and could only raise himself in bed by the use of a ropeattached to the ceiling overhead.
He joined the Missionary Baptist Church in 1825, and was baptized by Rev.Thomas Ballew in Muddy Creek. It took four men to lift him, seated in a chairinto the water and out again, assisted by the minister. The chair of hickorywith a split bottom is now owned by Mrs. Janie Caperton Burnam, and it willseat two persons, comfortably.
He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Day in East Tennessee, in 1837, aged 72 years, and at hisrequest he was buried on the top of Cumber land Mountains, near Cumberland Gap.
Samuel Estill and his wife, Jane Teas had nine children:
1. JamesEstill born at Estill’s Fort in 1783.
2. SallyEstill born at Estill’s Fort in 1785, married Wm. Yates, son of John Yates, andhad a son, Brown Lee Yates.
3. WilliamEstill, died young.
4. AnneEstill married William Day, lived in East Tennessee.
5. SusanEstill married Mr. Butler.
6. RuthEstill married Mr. McWhorter.
7. Henderson Estill.
9. JaneEstill married Mr. Doyle72.
XI. WALLACE ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
Wallace Estill, the son of Capt. Wallace and Lady Mary AnnEstill was born in Virginia on March 5, 1758.73
He was an officer in the Revolutionary War, a Lieutenant inthe Company of Capt. David May, and was in the Battle of Yorktown.
He married Jennie Wright in Augusta County, Va., and settledin Frank lin County, Tennessee, where he acquired a large estate.At his death in 1835, he owned large tracts of land in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia; his Will recorded in Franklin County is a most interesting one.
Not believing in the system of slavery but realizing thatthe slaves were not capable of self government or support, he devised a largetract of land to be set aside for his slaves, under the supervision of histhree executors. “The slaves are to reside on the land and from the proceeds oftheir labor they are to pay an annual sum to the estate, and the balance of theproceeds are to be applied towards their maintenance, comfort, and improvementof mind and morals, for twenty years. At the end of twenty years, the slavesand their off-spring are to be emancipated and the said land divided into lotsto be assigned to different families.
During which time, they are to be restricted fromtrafficking or inter course with the destitute or the wicked whether white orblack, whereby they may be injured or may be vitiated in their morals.”
The children named in his Will are:
Eliza AnnEstill, daughter of John,
Two granddaughters,daughters of son Isaac, deceased, and wife Flora
Twogranddaughters, Rebecca and Eliza, daughters of son Wallace
Granddaughter,Jane Estill, daughter of son James Estill
Probated inFebruary 1835. 75
Wallace Estill, Jr's Will is recorded there, dated 1837,probated in 1847.
Nancy Estill, wife, Rebecca Slatter, Eliza Cresman,Jefferson Estill, Elizabeth Jane Estill, John Estill, Wallis Estill, Mary JaneEstill, Isaac Estill, Catherine Estill, ,James Wright Estill, Sam HoustonEstill. 76
XII. WILLIAM ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
William Estill was born on January 16,1760, inAugusta County, Va., the twelfth child of Capt. Wallace and Mary Ann Wallace. 77
He married Martha ‘Wright, the third sister to marry intothis Estill family. The Wrights were neighbors of Captain Estill, probablydaughters of the William Wright who died in Augusta in. 1776, aged 67, and whonamed his children in his ‘Will:
John Wright, Samuel Wright, William Wright, James Wright,Alexander Wright, and “four daughters.” A Tyree T. Wright born on Cowpasture in1808, was a member of John C. Fremont’s famous expedition through the West in1843; and a brother of this Tyree settled jn St. Louis, Missouri and became the largest carriagemanufacturer in the world. They were probably nephews of the Wright sisters.
William Estill performed non-military services in Greenbrier County and was Tax Commissioner for SpecialTax in 1780 - 81, for which he was allowed £12; he was also Constable of MonroeCo., Va. 78
He moved to Kentucky but later moved to Franklin County,Tenn. He died young leaving three children:
1. JamesEstill married Endoria Henderson.
a.William H. Estill, born 1813; married Amanda Likens, in 1837,, in Alabama; moved to Texas in 1848. Served in ConfederateArmy.
1.James Thomas Estill of Fredericksburg, Texas.
2.William B. Estill of Austin, Texas.
3.John T. Estill of Belton, Texas.
4.Mrs. Beuna Hogan, Lake City, Florida.
5.Julia Estill, Belton, Texas.
b.Sam Estill, M. D., Blount Springs, Alabama.
c.Alfred Estill, died young.
e.Martha Estill married Mr. Dorsey of Alto, Texas.
3. JaneEstill married Capt. Leonard Tarrant.
XIII. ABIGAIL ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
Abigail Estill was born in Virginia on November22, 1762.She married John Woods, son of William Woods and Susanna Wallace. 79
William Woods was born at Castle Dunshanglin in Ireland in1705; he migrated to America with his father, Michael Woods who secured grantsfor more than 1300 acres of land in what was then Goochland County, Virginia,UI King George II of England in 1737; later he was known as Michael Woods of BlairPark, the name of his estate.
John Woods was a soldier in the Indian Wars in Colonialtimes and in the Revolutionary War. He moved from Virginia to Kentucky, at some time before 1784; moved toFranklin County, Tennessee, near the town of Salem, in about 1808 and died there in1815. 80
His Will recorded in Franklin County names his children:
Son-in-law,James McCorn and wife, Susanna McCorn
Son-in-law,William Evans and Wife, Sary Woods Evans, deceased
Son-in-law,William Hozilridge and wife, Rebecca Hozilridge.
Abigail Estill Woods is said to have been a great beauty andvery much beloved. She died on August 19, 1840.
Her only son, James Woods died in 1847. His Will is recordedin Franklin County.
Daughter,Parsy (Mrs. Richard Arnett)
Son JoelEstill Woods, deceased
Daughter,Abigail (Mrs. Jonathan Gibbond)
Daughter,Hannah Ruth Woods. 81
XIV. ISAAC ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace)
Isaac Estill born on April 8, 1766, was the youngest son of Capt.Wallace Estill. 82 He married Elizabeth Frogg on December1788. She was born on August 14, 1771, the daughter of Capt. John Froggand his wife, Agatha Lewis Frogg of Greenbrier County, Virginia. Agatha was the daughter of ThomasLewis and Jane Strother; Thomas Lewis was the son of Col. John Lewis who immigratedfrom Ireland in 1732, and located at Fort Lewis, one mile east of the present townof Staunton. Thomas Lewis was a member of theVirginia House of Burgesses; delegate to the Colonial Convention in 1775;member of the Constitutional Convention of Virginia; Captain in the Battle ofPoint Pleasant. 83
The story of Elizabeth Frogg’s dream is told in VirginiaHistories.
On October 10, 1774, “Betsy” Frogg awakened at mid-dayfrom her nap, screaming that the Indians were killing her father. When thedream was repeated for the third time, the mother called in the neighbors, whojoined in the distress. It was a superstitious time and dreams were takenseriously.
Some days later, news came that the Battle of Point Pleasanthad taken place between the Indians led by Chief “Cornstalk” and the Virginiaforces commanded by Gen. Andrew Lewis, the fighting lasting all day, and at thetime of the little girl ‘s dream, Capt. John Frogg had been killed. 84
Isaac Estill went to Monroe County, when his father moved to hisestate there on Indian Creek in 1773, and at his father’s death he inheritedthe place.85
He was a Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff of MonroeCounty and served as Major of the Virginia Militia. 86
In 1818, Isaac Estill moved to Franklin County, Tennessee,living on the place now known as the Murrell farm, near Winchester. He remained there only a shorttime, lived in Arkansas for a while and returned to his oldhome in Virginia. He died at the home of his daughter, Agnes Estill Erskinein Lewisburg, Virginia.
Isaac and Elizabeth Frogg Estill had twelve children:
1. WallaceEstill, born February 12, 1789, on Indian Creek, Monroe Co., Va., graduated from the Philadelphia Medical School in 1816. After a short time inFranklin, Williamson Co., Tenn., he located in Winchester, Franklin Co., Tenn. lie married on January8, 1818,Eleanor Crabbe; served in the TennesseeState Senate, in 1837—8. In 1861, he enlisted in the 1st Tennessee Regiment ofthe Confederate Army as Surgeon; in1863, he was promoted to Brigade Surgeon and transferred to hospital service,first in Chattanooga, Tenn., and then to Newman, Georgia.
Ordered tothe front, he returned from the Battle of Chickamauga, to Newman with thewounded, and then to Americus, Georgia. lie died there on November9, 1864 andwas buried in Macon, Ga.
His wife,Eleanor Crabbe died in Winchester on March 4,1864.
a.Mary died young.
b.Henry Rutledge Estill (1821 - 1900), a graduate of the Medical College ofLexington, Ky., married Eleanor Turney, daughter of U. S. Senator Hopkins L. Turney. Dr. Estill lived in Winchester, Tenn., and four children survivedhim:
1.Hopkins Lacey Estill left descendants in California
2. Wallace Crabbe Estill
3.Jennie Estill married Wm. Pryor, lived in San Antonio, Texas; Nell, Bessie, a son.
4.Della Estill married W. J. Claiborne.
c.Francis Thomas Estill (1823—1878) married Catherine Heslep Garner, February12, 1864; livedin Winchester; served in Tenn. State Legislature 1845—6;Colonel of 43rd Tennessee State Troops.
1.Charles Calloway Estill, bachelor
2.Beulah Estill married October 8, 1879, Wm. James Thomas of Nashville; died in 1929; no children
3.Eleanor Thomas Estill married Chas. C. Estill of Texas in 1876.
a.Kate Estill married Earl Yates of Grapevine, Texas
b.Frank Estill married a Miss Yates
f.Joe Estill married Irene Shook of Winchester, Tenn.
4.Wallace Estill, bachelor
5.Mary David Estill, unmarried
6.Liley Matt Estill married Prof. J. W. Terrill of Decherd, Tenn.
7.Francis Thomas Estill, Jr., died young
8.Floyd Estill, prominent Justice of Chattanooga, Tenn. Married NoraLandis in 1886:
a.Katherine Estill married 1. Hon. Jesse Littleton. 2. Butler of Chicago.
1.Jessica Littleton married Jack Spurlock.
9.Henry Rutledge Estill married Juliette Ruth, 1895, died 1930:
a.Mary Davis Estill
b.Floyd Thomas Estill
c.Grace Estill married Buford Wilson of Nashville: 3 sons.
d.Eleanor Estill e. Wallace Estill.
10.Charles William Estill married Lura Motlow:
a.Charles Wm. Estill, Jr., of Texas b. Carrie Vernon Estill marriedMr. Waddell.
11.Joseph Garner Estill married Mary North of New Haven, Conn.
a.Joseph Garner Estill, Jr.
c.Gordon North Estill All live in Lakeville, Conn.
12.Carrie Vernon Estill, unmarried.
d.Agnes Erskine Estill (1826—1885) ; married Arthur S. Colyar in 1847; livedin Nashville.
2.Wallace Colyar married Miss Douglas
3. John Colyar
4. Lula Colyar married Isaac Reese:
a. Wm. Reese—two daughters
b. Erskine Reese
c. Colyar Reese of California, two children
d. Isaac Reese, killed in action inthe World War 1.
5.Berta Colyar married first, Barney Scott of Nashville:
a.Agnes Scott married Herbert Yost of Greenwich, Conn.
b. Bernadine married a Mr. Robertsonof Vincennes, Ind.
c.Wallace Estill Scott, died young.
2ndhusband, Dr. Ed. Morris of Birmingham, Ala.
6. Liley Colyar married HarryG. Thompson of Montreal, Can. a. Henry G. Thompson, Jr. married KateFarnsworth.
7. Arthur S. Colyar, Jr.married twice.
e. Liley Thomas Estill (1828—1888),married twice, 1. Matt Garner, 2nd, Col.P. H. Marbury.
f. William Wallace Estill (1830—1886) Presbyterian minister; married Jane Brazelton:
1. ThomasS. Estill married Maria Glenn; lived in California
4. EleanorEstill married, lived in Chattanooga
5. LileyEstill married, lived in West Tenn.
6. GayEstill married Mr. Moore of Memphis, Tenn.
7. Walter Estill married, lived in Memphis, Tenn.
8.Willie Estill, bachelor.
g.Thomas Lewis Estill (1832—1862)
h. EleanorJane Estill
i. AnnAnderson Estill
j. MargaretLynn Estill
k. TeresaThomas Estill (1840 - 1919) married Alfred Montgomery Shook on August17, 1871:
1.Paschal Green Shook (1872) married Carrie Sharpe, December,
1903;lives in Birmingham, Ala.
a. MaryHansell Shook married Allen A. Johnson Carolyn Johnson (1932)
Allen A.Johnson, Jr., (1935).
b. MargaretEstill Shook (1909) married Charles L. Gaines, Jr., 1940:
Chas. L.Gaines, III. (1942).
c. PaschalGreen Shook, Jr. (1913).
2. MargaretLynn Shook (1873) married Edwin A. Price of Nashville, Tenn. in 1898:
a. Alfred Shook Price (1899)
b. Edwin A. Price, Jr. (1902)
c. Margaret Elizabeth Price (1903)married Ronald L.Voss, 1927:
Ronald L. Voss, ,Jr. (1928)
Edwin A. Price Voss (1936)
Margaret Lynn Voss (1939) d.George Hunter Price, II. (1909)
3. JamesWarner Shook (1875) married Ann Morrow; live in Bir mingham, Ala.
a. Susan Morrow Shook (1906)
b. Alfred M. Shook, 111. (1908)married Jane Corner in 1932 Catherine CornerShook (1937)
4. Estill Shook (1880) married 11. A.Batchelor of Saginaw, Mich. in 1910:
a.Harriett Batchelor (1912) married Wm. J. Tyne, 1942
b.Pamela Batchelor (1916) married E. E. Murrey, Jr., 1940:
E.E. Murrey, III. (1941).
5. Alfred Montgomery Shook, Jr. (1882)married Marion Cunningham,in 1917:
a. MarionC. Shook (1917) married Capt. Thos. Gerhardt, 1943
b. HenryEstill Shook (1920)
c. RobertPaschal Shook (1922)
d. DouglasWarner Shook (1923)
e. AlfredM. Shook, Jr. (1928).
2. AgathaEstill (Wallace, Isaac Estill) married Henry Erskine:
a.Elizabeth Erskine married Gustavus Crocket, Wythe, Va.
b. MargaretErskine married Charles Gay of Richmond, Va.
c. Jane Erskinemarried W. Boyd of Buchanan, Va.
3. JohnStuart Estill
6. SarahEstill, died in infancy
7. RufusKing Estill
8. JamesHenderson Estill married Miss Sharp of Winchester, Tenn.
Will Estillof Franklin Co., Tenn.
John EstillMarch son of Margaret Estill and Haydon March
JohnTurney, son of Elizabeth Estill and Dr. H. L. Turney.
11. WilliamEstill graduate of Philadelphia Medical College, practiced in Winchester, Tenn.
MerriwetherCarr of Texas, Mrs. Margaret Webber of New York
City, Chas.Cochran of Birmingham, Ala., and Harry Cochran of
Dr. WilliamEstill was married three times: Jemima Sharpe. 2nd, Bell Decherd. 3rd, Mary Cherry. 86
12. FloydEstill married Susan R. Kincaid, June 15, 1847, and died in Lewisburg, West Va. in 1876:
1.Elizabeth Strother Estill married Thomas W. McClung of Green brier Co., West Va.
2. John F.Estill married Lucie Lee Dice, daughter of Rev. John C. Dice, nov. 21, 1883.Lucie Lee Dice Estill died on Dec. 2, 1919 and was buried in Lexington, Va.
a. SusanGay Estill married Charles S. Robb:
JamesSpittal Robb (1908)
CeciliaCalvert Robb (1911)
CharlesStuart Robb (1912)
MargaretLynn Robb (1918)
b. SallieRozelle Estill
e. JohnDice Estill
d. MargaretLynn Estill
e. CalvertLewis Estill. 87
XV. RUTH ESTILL
(Thomas, John, Wallace Estill)
Ruth Estill the youngest child of Captain Wallace and LadyMary Ann Estill was born on September 3, 1768, and when five years old was takenfrom Augusta County where she was born, to her father’sestate in Monroe County, Virginia. 88
She married Travis Booton of Greenbrier County, Va., who died in 1806. 89She moved to Kentucky, her mother Lady Mary Ann, goingwith her, some time prior to 1800.
Here, Ruth married her second husband, William Kavanaugh,the son of Rev. Charles Kavanaugh, Sr. and his wife Ann. Major Kavanaugh cameto Kentucky from Virginia before 1784, and in June 1790, hewas appointed Lieutenant in the Madison County Militia; in 1791, he waspromoted to a Captain. His five sons by his first wife, Hannah Woods were allin the War of 1812.
Major Kavanaugh died in 1829; Ruth died in 1853 at the ageof eighty-five, at the home of her daughter, Mary Ann Embry.
Ruth had one child, Mary Ann Booton who married ThomasHarris, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Grubbs Harris. He died in about 1806and Mary and married Joel Emby.
Ruth Estill’s Bible contained the record of the names andbirths of all of Captain Wallace Estill’s children.
Mary AnnCampbell Estillcame to Kentucky with her daughter Ruth I and died there in 1800. Her lifehad been spent on the frontiers since she was ten years old, in Pennsylvania, in Virginia, and in Kentucky, so her life was filled withmarvelous experiences and hardships. She survived her oldest son, Capt. Jas. Estillfor eighteen years and at her death was buried at the site of Estill’s Fort.She gave two splendid and heroic sons to Kentucky; three step-sons, four sons, threesons-in-law were Colonial and Revolutionary soldiers.
1. Encyclopedia of Heraldry and General Armory of England, Scotland and Ire land.
2. A Family History, by John H. Estill. (New York Public Library).
3. Apologied Herodote. (1566), Henri Estienne.
4. A Family History, John Estill.
5. Narrative and Critical History of America. Vol. 3. P. 423.
6. History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. (New Jersey), Edward Slaker: This Old Monmouthof Ours, Wm. Homer, P. 185.
7. Narrative and Critical History of America.
8. Vircus, Vol. 3, P. 266; Centennial History of AlleghenyCo., Va. Page 200.
9. Bible Records of Ruth Estill; Wm. G. Montgomery in Richmond, Va. Times- Dispatch, Dec.20, 1914.
10. Deed Book 20, P. 405, Augusta County, Va.
11. Estill Bible.
12. Augusta Co., Va. Records; Chalkley’s Abstracts ofAugusta Co., Va. Records, P. 54 History of Rockbridge Co., Va., P. 252;Waddell’s Annals of Augusta Co., Va., i 204.
13. Centennial History of Alleghany Co., Va., P. 200;History of Monroe Co., Va., Morton. P. 38
14. History of Monroe Co., Va. Morton.
15. Will Book I., P. 74, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia. .
16. U. S. Census. Heads of Families. Va. 1783-86; Va. Co. Records; PublicClaims of Revolutionary War. Richmond, Va. Mss.; Estill, John H. History of aFamily; Morton, P. 81, History of Monroe Co., Va.
17. Madison Co., Kentucky, Wills, Book B, P. 558.
18. Wm. H. Miller, History and Genealogies. (1907). Richmond, Ky.
19. History of a Family. John H. Estill.
20. Draper’s Papers. A letter dated Aug.22, 1845,from Benjamin Estill, Jr.; Wad- deli’s Annalls of Aug. Co., Va., P. 204.
21. Old King William Co., Va. Homes and Families. Clark. (1897).
22. Chalkley’s Abstracts of Augusta Co., Va. Records. Pp. 121-157, Vol. I.
23. Centennial History of Alleghany Co., Va. P. 200; Summers, Southwestern Virginia.
24. History of a Family, John H. Estill.
25. Ob. cit.
26. Montgomery, Richmond, Va. Times-Dispatch, Dec. 20, 1914;Order Book of, Augusta Co., Va., 14, P66;
17. Pp. 231-301;Waddell’s Annals of Aug. Co., Va., P. 300.
27. History of a Family. John H. Estill.
28. Virginia Co., Va. Records. Vol. 2. Pp. 10-16.
29. Public Claims of the Revolutionary War. Richmond, Va. Mss.
30. Morton, History of Monroe Co., Va. P. 81.
31. Chalkley’s Abstracts of Aug. Co., Va. Records. P. 447.
32. John H. Estill, History of a Family.
33. Ob. cit.
34. Chalkley’s Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlers ofVa. P. 276; Augusta Co., Va. Marriage Bonds.
35. Family papers of James B. McCreary, Gov. of Kentucky.
36. Chalkley’s Abstracts of Aug. Co., Va. Records. Vol. I. P. 54.
37. Op. cit. Vol. 3. P. 534.
38. Gov. James B. McCreary’s Family Papers.
39. Chalkley’s Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlers ofVa. Vol. 2, P. 512.
40. Centennial History of Alleghany Co., Va. Vol. I. P. 208;McAllister’s Data; Va. Militia in Revolutionary War. Pp. 64-92-93; Officers of Va. Militia in Revolutionary War. P.183; Chalkley’s Abstracts of Aug. Co., Va. Records. 2 P. 496. Vol. I. P. 216.
41. McAllister’s Data. P. 92.
42. Chalkley’s Abstracts of Aug. Co., Va. Records. Vol. 3, P. 534.
43. Centennial History of Alleghany Co., Va. Vol. I. P. 208; Wills of FayetteCo., Ky. Book D. Pp. 62-63.
44. Wills, Fayette Co., Ky.
45. Marriage Bonds, Fayette Co., Ky.
46. Wm. H. Miller, History and Genealogies. P. 28.
47. Deeds, Madison Co., Ky.
48. Illinois Papers, D 40. (Gen. Geo. RogersClark’s Records) Richmond, Vs.
49. Deeds, Madison Co., Ky.
50. Wm. H. Miller, History and Genealogies. P. 147.
51. Kentucky and U. S. Records of the War of 1812.
52. Deeds and Wills of Sumner Co., Tennessee.
53. W. H. Miller, His. and Genealogies.
54. John H. Estill, History of a Family.
55. Op. cit.
56. Op. cit.
57. Collin’s History of Kentucky. Vol. I. P. 13.
58. Collins History of Kentucky; Wm. H. Miller, History andGenealogies, P. 21.
59. Madison Co., Ky. Court Records. B. Pp. 497-517.
60. Collin’s History of Kentucky. Vol. 2. P. 475.
61. Op. cit. P. 168.
62. Kentucky Land Office. Frankfort, Ky.
63. Memoirs of Mrs. James W. Caperton of Richmond, Ky.; Wm. H. Miller. History andGenealogies; Elizabeth Simpson, Blue Grass Houses and Their Traditions.
64. John H. Estill. History of a Family.
65. Op. cit.
66. M. W. King. 1755 Augusta County Va. Order Book.
67. Chalkley’s Abstracts of Aug. Co., ‘(Ta. Records. P. 199.
68. U. S. Pensions of the Revolutionary War; Thwait’sDunmore War. P. 408; Collins History of Ky. Vol. 2. Pp. 526-533-776; Wm. H.Miller, History and Genealogies. P. 36; D. A. R. Record, No. 141184.
69. Gov. Isaac Shelby’s Executive Journal.
70. Wm. H. Miller, History and Genealogies. P. 24.
71. Op. cit. P. 21.
72. Memoirs of Mrs. James W. Caperton, Richmond, Ky.
73. John H. Estill, History of a Family.
74. Centennial History of Alleghany Co., Va. P. 200; U. S. Pensions ofRevolution ary War.
75. Wills, Franklin Co., Tennessee.
76. John H. Estill, History of a Family.
77. Public Claims of Revolutionary War. Mss. Richmond, Va.; Morton, History of Monroe Co., Va. P. 70.
78. Letter from a grand son of William Estill, Wm H. Estillof Texas to Mrs. Alfred M. Shook of Nashville, Tenn.
79. John H. Estill, History of a Family.
80. Wm. H. Miller. History and Genealogies. P. 197.
81. Wills, Franklin Co., Tenn.
82. John H. Estill History of a Family.
83. Waddell’s Annals of Augusta Co., Va.; Centennial History of AlleghanyCo., Va. P. 200.
84. Waddell’s Annals of Aug. Co., Va. P. 136.
85. Wills, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia.
86. Centennial History of Alleghany Co., Va. P. 200.
87. Family Papers of Mrs. Edwin A. Price of Nashville, Tenn.
88. John H. Estill, History of a Family.
89. Wm. H. Miller, History and Genealogies.