3.STEPHEN3 CAUDILL (JAMES2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1680 in Scotland , Great Britain, and died 1763 in Lunenburg, Virginia.He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS Abt. 1716.She was born 1698 in Scotland , Great Britain, and died Aft. 1763 in Lunenburg, Virginia. Notes for STEPHEN CAUDILL: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/5508/ellscheid-ailshie-cordell.html STEPHEN CAUDILL BORN ABT Stephen Caudill, Born abt 1690 in Arglyshire, Scotland, died 1759 in Lunenburg, Va, buried in Brunswick County, Va. Mary, Born 1698 in Scotland, Died Aft 1763 in Lunenburg, Va, Married in Scotland. http://members.aol.com/shamieashley/caudill.html STEPHEN CAUDILL was born 1685 in VA or Scotland, and died 1763. He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~regen/caudill.txt .STEPHEN CAUDILL,b.1680 in Scotland and died WFT Est.1739-1773 He married MARY ?, WFT Est. 1710-1739. She was born Abt. 1680 and died WFT. Est. 1740-1793. http://people.we.mediaone.net/sevargas/caudill.htm FIRST GENERATION 1. Benjamin CAUDILL was born about 1675 in Scotland. Benjamin CAUDILL and Mrs. CAUDILL had the following children: +2 i. Stephen CAUDILL. SECOND GENERATION 2. Stephen CAUDILL was born in 1695 in Scotland. He died in , , VA. http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/family/pettit/FG19/FG19_294.htm Name Stephen Caudill Birth abt 1700 Children 1 M James Caudill Sr. Birth abt 1720 Spouse Mary Yarborough 2 M Benjamin Caudill http://genforum.genealogy.com/caudill/messages/389.html Re: Caudills of Kentucky Posted by: Guy W. Baker Date: October 29, 2000 at 11:21:33 In Reply to: Caudills of Kentucky by Shariof 766 Jesse Caudill, 7/8/1869, married Winifred "Winnie" Caudill. First Jesse's line. He was the s/o Henry "Dicky Henry" Caudill, 1830 & Sarah Eldridge. Henry was the s/o Matthew Caudill, Jr., 1812 & Terry Caudill. Matthew was the s/o of Matthew Caudill, Sr., 1760, the s/o James Caudill, Sr., 1720, the s/o Stephen Caudill, 1685. Next the "Winnie" line. She was the d/o Susannah "Sukie" Caudill, 1847 & William B. Caudill, 1847. The descendants of James Caudill, Sr. are on the Family Tree Maker On Line. I am interested in the descendants of Jesse and "Winnie" http://genforum.genealogy.com/caudill/messages/401.html Re: Caudills of Kentucky Posted by: Gary L. Eldridge Date: November 02, 2000 at 14:05:51 In Reply to: Re: Caudills of Kentucky by Guy W. Bakerof 766 HELLO Cousins! Winnie and Jesse were my great grandfather and grandmother. Ben D was my grandmother's Angelina "Lina" Eldridge's brother! Ben D. moved to Indiana to work, I think, at the Alton Box Board fatory about 1948. My grandpa Colonel followed in 1950 when my dad was 19. I still see Gene from time to time at church functions and as a Wal-Mart greeter in Aurora! I live now in Rising Sun. Mr. Baker, your info is accurate, also. I have the following info: There were nine children of William "Mountain Bill" Caudill and Susannah "Sukie" Caudill. Nannie Bell (married Roy Whitaker), Susan, Ben D., Henry, my grandmother "Lina" John D. James Albert, Inez (married Earl Fisher), and William B. Jesse is buried at the Nancy Back Cemetery, behind Dixon Memorial Church...along with his mother and father and brothers and sisters...and Winnie is buried at Little Memory Church in Sunman, Indiana. More info. http://www.mindspring.com/~rob.hahn/CAUDILLcabin/caudillLine.htm http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~burchett/i/sambkchap1.html CHAPTER 1 Stephen Caudill Stephen Caudill, born about 1680, in Scotland and came to America about 1700.In the 1600s, the Scotland Caudills migrated into Ireland, England and to the new world, America.Most of the people who came to America settled in Virginia.Caudills are known to have been in St. Charles Co., Va. as early as the 1650s, 30 years after the first Pilgrims came from England to make their homes in America.On August, 5, 1731, Stephen paid 20 shillings for a King George II, patent for 195 acres on the North Side of Nottaway River in Old Surry Co., Va.A patent to those people back then was the same as deed is to us now.From Surry County, Stephen and his wife Mary were traced into the St. Edwards Parrish of Burnswick [Brunswick] County and thence into Lunenburg Co., Va.Many Caudills were in Va. in the early 1700s.In 1600s and 1700s very few records were kept and that made it very difficult for researchers to trace a family name.I am very thankful that a lot of people are interested in their own family trees and have done some researching and have found that some branches and twigs on their trees have become mixed and tied into twigs on our tree and have told me about some Caudills that I didn’t know about. Stephen and Mary had two boys. 1.STEPHEN CAUDILL and MARY ? CAUDILL Children: 1.Sampson Caudill, b about 1717.We have no record of his descendants. 2.James Caudill Sr., b 1720, in Surry Co., Va., m Mary Yarborough.He followed his children across the border into Rowan Co., North Carolina, in 1784, where he bought a 180 acre farm.He later settled in the Roaring River section of Old Wilkes Co., N.C. where in 1795, he bought a 250 acre farm on Middle Creek fork of Roaring River.James was a minister in the Old Roaring River Baptist Church. http://home.epix.net/~dsouth/pages/caudillfile.htm The ties to the Caudill family is primarily marriages through the McIntosh, Trimble, Pennington, Hollon, and Cornett families.I have included the Caudill surname because of the many connections to other families in eastern Kentucky. The line of Stephen Caudill appears to provide several of the connections. http://idbdnet.com/FCO/Researchers.html Curtis Brown WB4KZL@aol.com Earliest FIELDS: Mary Elizabeth Fields b. abt 1698 Other names, ADAMS, BLAIR, BROWN,BUCHANAN, BUSH, CANNON, CAUDILL, CHILDERS, CHILDRESS, CULLOR, DOTSON, FARGESON, FIELDS, FULLER, GROSECLOSE, HARRISON, HOWARD, JAMES, KISER all spellings, LEA, PROCTOR, PUGH, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROGERS, STACY, SUTHERLAND, THOMAS, TYREE, VOWELL, WOMACK, YARBROUGH --------------------------------------------------------------------- "Eileen Rice" <email@example.com> Found my info I got a couple of years ago from LDS Library. I found a Stephen Caudle christened21 Nov.1688 Withington , Gloucester.England.His parents were Stephen andElizabeth ,conjecture said thatStephenwas born between 1680 and 1690. the Original Scot Colonists of Early America 1612-1783 Which lists 7000 scots Who came to America -there were no Caudill'sCaudles,Cordells or similar names. the complete Bookof Emigrants 1607-1669 which isn't accrate until aftera new law passed in 1635 to listall passengers , listed a few possiblies John Cadell of Bristol who was bound to serve 3 years in Barbados in 1658 William cawdle a 19 year oldsailed from London to Prodindence on the Expection in 1635 Ribert Cordell ,a Goldsmith in Lombard, St ,London paid forfamily named of Andrews to come to America in 1635 Thomas Cowdell 17 year oldwas trasported from London to Bardados in 1635. Mostpeople transported were Crimals orvagrants . The name Caudleis listed underNormandy Ancestors.from 1108 earliesDescendentswere Anistinia and William Caudle of Cambridgeshire,c1272 in the Rotuli Hundredorum Also possible theCaudills came from Englandfrom Francearound 1620 when theHuguenots fled from France. I found another Mary Fields br 26June 1720 Kempston,Beford England. ---------------------------------------------------------------- http://genforum.genealogy.com/caudill/messages/425.html Re: Stephen Caudill melungeon? Posted by: Gomez Date: December 13, 2000 at 12:37:52 In Reply to: Re: Stephen Caudill melungeon? by Jane Austin Edwardsof 768 Just type Melungeon on this board in the Jump to Forum. It will put you on the Melungeon Gen Forum Message Board. I am not an expert. I do not understand what nor when the lineage of Stephen Caudill. ( The progenator of many of the Kentucky Caudills,) is thought to be melungeon. This information comes from Dr. Brent Kennedy Univesity Proffesor, Wise Va. I have not read his work except a piece here and there. That is why I am questioning other cousins.I certainly never heard the name melungeon. I have heard The Lost Tribe of Isreal and I have always wondered about why I look Sicillian as I carry the looks of my grandfather Augustus Noah May, son of Campbell May and Rebecca Caudill. I find it interesting how the families that Brent Kennedy list have intermarried within the same surnames, but who were obviously intellegent enough to produce Civil War Heros such as Benjamine Caudill my 4th cousin and all the other brilliant represenatives of the Caudill Lineage and there are many throughout the US. I personally love the romance of believing that I am a product of the Spanish Armada and of corse since I am part Cornett I have the Danish King Cornute Cornett and since a Campbell ,I believe, married a daugter of the King of Spain , I think the Caudill Clan is obviously unique.We can all claim the royal blood of those early pioneers who came to a country which appears to have already become a melting pot of thoes earliest explorers from The Mound Builders To the early Phonecians. At any rate I hope this answered your questions. There are many definitions of the word, and there are sight to see on the web. http://genforum.genealogy.com/caudill/messages/443.html Stephen and Mary Elizabeth(Betsy) Fields Posted by: Caroll J. Miller Date: January 14, 2001 at 21:48:32 of 768 Judging from the messages, there are many descendants of this couple who came to America from Scotland around 1720. They had at least 2 sons- James and Benjamin. James' son, James JR, married Benjamin's granddaughter Mary Adams (Benjamin's daughter Henrietta had married Benjamin Adams). The result is a long and very confusing line of people who are the cousins of their own parents. Stephen and Betsy are my 7-greats grandparents through their son James, and they are my 8-greats grandparents through their son Benjamin. This also means that my mother and I are eighth counsins, my children and I are ninth cousins, and my siblings are also my eighth cousins once removed. There are probably many of you out there who have the same weird family tree. The Caudills also intermarried with the Adams more than once, I think, so this same weird pattern could be there, too. By now, the cousin-ship it too far removed to do us any harm, hopefully, but if you have any Caudill-descended relatives who are a little bit strange, this could explain it! I would love to hear any other Caudill history anyone had to share. Anyone want to hear about the family castle in Scotland? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://genforum.genealogy.com/caudill/messages/586.html Re: Stephen Caudill b. 1680's or so Posted by: Bobbie Johnson Date: August 20, 2001 at 21:34:19 In Reply to: Re: Stephen Caudill b. 1680's or so by Gary Listerof 768 The last entry in my database is Stephen James Caudill, b.Bet. 1685 - 1690,Argyllshire, Parish of Scotland?-more evidence points toward England (or at least the departure point for America). d.Bet. 1748 - 1759 Lunenburg/Brunswick Co., VA. Married Mary Elizabeth Fields(not proven). 8 children, I am decended from Benjamin Caudill/Caudle. http://www.caudill.org./ http://www.caudill.org/wwwboard/ More caudill info http://www.caudill.org./pre1800.htm 1692Stephen CaudleWilliamsburg Scots Kith & Kin notes Stephen one of three Caudle's arrived VA colony in 1692 with Capt Hawthorne. He was given a land grant of 195 acres by King George II 25 Aug 1731 by Wm Gocch Williamsburg, VA. http://pw1.netcom.com/~huskyfan/Stephen_CaudleSr.html Stephen CAUDLE [CAUDELL] Born: Circa 1680 - Died: 1759 Mary [unknown] Born: ???? - Died: ???? 1. Sampson CAUDLE circa 1721-25 2. James CAUDLE circa 1723-27 SUMMARY: Stephen Caudell (aka Caudle and Cordell) appears to have been the earliest resident of Virginia with this surname. He is reported to have been a Scot who was born around 1680 although I cannot determine where this information originates. One report indicates that Stephen Caudle arrived in America around 1692 along with two other people by that name, but there names are not available. The first mention of him that I have found is the 1731 deed mentioned above. Records indicate that Stephen Caudell's wife's name was Mary, but little else is know about her. From deeds and tithable lists, we can assess that they had at least two sons: Sampson Caudell and James Caudell. He is named on the 1752 Lunenburg County, VA tithable list, and the inventory of his estate is dated 1759 and filed in Brunswick County, VA Will Book 3 Page 056. Speculation that he followed his son, James, south into North Carolina, cannot be correct given the existence of his estate's inventory. James Caudell probably left Virginia and moved to North Carolina after his father's death because he had no further ties to the area. http://www.caudill.org/Caudill%20Connections.htm info at this URL.. http://www.mindspring.com/~rob.hahn/CAUDILLcabin/earlyhistory.htm Caudill History STEPHEN CAUDILL is accepted as the progenitor of our line of Caudill's who settled in America. He was of Scotch descent and born about 1680, in Scotland. He came to America about 1700. On August 5, 1731, STEPHEN CAUDILL paid 20 shillings for a King George II patient for 195 acres on the North Side of Nottaway River in Old Surry County, VA which became Brunswick and then Lunenburg County. A patent to those people was the same as a deed is today. He appears on the Lunemburg County Tax list for 1752 with son James, paying two tithes. Tithables are men who are elgible for military service. Little is known about his wife other than her name was Mary. He followed his sons to North Carolina. http://members.aol.com/DLewis0991/roots.html Iam having trouble understanding why the decendents of Stephen Caudill would be classified as melungon Brent Kennedy talks about the Magoffin County people and the Floyd county people. how does melungeon fit intothis / Any comments / http://sparksgenealogy.com/melungeons.html The Melungeon descendants have some rather unique physiological characteristics. There is a bump on the back of the head of some descendants, that is located at mid-line, just above the juncture with the neck. It is about the size of half a golf ball or smaller. If you cannot find the bump, check to see if you like some descendants, including myself, have a ridge, located at the base of the head where it joins the neck, rather than the Anatolian bump. My ridge is quite noticeable. It is larger than anyone else's that I have felt. I can lay one finger under it and the ridge is as deep as my finger is thick. Other ridges are smaller. To find a ridge, place your hand at the base of your neck where it joins your shoulders, and on the center line of your spine. Run your fingers straight up your neck toward your head. If you have a ridge, it will stop your fingers from going on up and across your head. There is also a ridge on the back of the first four teeth (upper and lower) of some descendants. If you place your fingernail at the gum line and gently draw (up or down) you can feel it and it makes a slight clicking sound. The back of the teeth also curve outward rather than straight as the descendants of anglo-saxon parentage do. Teeth like these are called Asian Shovel Teeth. Some descendants have what is called an Asian eyefold. This is rather difficult to describe. At the inner corner of the eye, the upper lid attaches slightly lower than the lower lid. That is to say that it overlaps the bottom lid. If you place your finger just under the inner corner of the eye and gently pull down, a wrinkle will form which makes the fold more visible. Some people call these eyes, "sleepy eyes, dreamy eyes, bedroom eyes." http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?melungeon::caudill::692.html To all interested parties: I do not wish to hurt feelings or get into a genealogical debate as I do not feel I have sufficient proof at this point to argue with anybody. However, consider this - Harry CAUDILL and Clayton COX were both learned men working on a theory. The theory being that Stephen CAUDILL (CORDEL, etc) was descended from "The Fighting Scots" which I doubt any body with CAUDILL blood can argue. Second that CAUDILLs arrived in Scotland between 600 and 1200 probably with William the Conqueror around 1100. per this theory, it is most likely the CAUDILLs came from France having originated in Spain before 600. This has been my $0.02 worth. Be this the right or wrong place to air it. Give it some thought and then research the global migration for the possibilities. Remember, family tradition is almost always based in truth even when the tradition begins to mix the generations. Thank you for listening, Amy email@example.com http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CAUDILL/2001-06/0993872687 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Stephen Caudill/Caudle Date: 29 Jun 2001 21:44:47 -0600 The accepted patriarch of the Caudill family appears to be Stephen Caudill who appears in Virginia records around 1731. The name is recorded as Caudle. Many people believe that Stephen Caudle was born between 1680 and 1690. LDS records list a Stephen Caudle as being christened in 1688 at Withington, Gloucester, Eng. This may not be the same Stephen but the dates work. Stephen Caudle m. Mary Fields and they have a son James,b.ca 1725,Surry Co.,VA. James m. Mary? in 1748 in Lunenburg Co.,VA. They have a big family of which two sons fight in the Revolutionary War. The family moved to NC about 1787 and at that time the name was recorded as Caudel, Caudill, Cordell and a few others. Stephen would later go to KY with his second wife,Sarah Adams, and some of their children. Those children from Jane DeHart stayed in NC and later went into TN and MO. http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CAUDILL/2001-07/0994303105 From: email@example.com Subject: Re: MELUNGEON Caudill's Date: 4 Jul 2001 21:18:25 -0600 Cavaliers &Pioneers,1623-1666, by Nugent,vol 1, on page 55 lists a Phillipp Caudell who was one of 12 persons transported in 13Apr1637 to work under Patrick Kennede. There is a Antho(Antoine?)Caudell was transported 8Dec1656 as one of 44 persons sent under Henry Chichley. In vol 2 there is Augustine Caudle transported 28Feb1682/3. James Cawdle and Benjamine Clements bought property 1683. Vol 3 lists John Caudall sent to the Surry Plantation 28 Apr 1711. Stephen Cawdle purchased 195 acs 25Aug1731in Surry Co. James Caudle has property in St.Stephens Parish, King & Queen Co. 24 Apr 1703. We can also find a Stephen Caudle christened 21 Nov 1688, Withington,Gloucester,Eng. His father was Stephen and his mother Mary(LDS batch#c032853).If I were to guess I would say that the Caudles/Caudills were French Huguenots who first escaped to England in the late 1500s and then came to America in droves in the 1700s. The Scots didn't come in numbers until 1770 and after. My family lived in t! he Blue Ridge for over 200 years and weren't known for walking far to find a bride. Whatever came into the mountains became part of the family. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/ftm/h/o/w/Debra-L-Howard/BOOK-0001/0006-0001.html 1. STEPHEN1 CAUDILL was born Bet. 1680 - 1690 in Virginia or Scotland1, and died 17632. He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS Abt. 17162. She was born Abt. 16983, and died Aft. 17633. Children of STEPHEN CAUDILL and MARY FIELDS are: 2. i.JAMES2 CAUDILL, SR., b. 1718, Scotland or Surry County, Virginia; d. 1805, Wilkes County, N.C.. ii.SAMPSON CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17224. 3. iii.BENJAMIN CAUDILL, b. Abt. 1724, Virginia. iv.WILLIAM CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17245. v.? CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17305. vi.ISON CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17306. vii.DAVID CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17347. viii.EDWARD CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17367. ix.HENRYETTA CAUDILL, b. Abt. 17387. http://moonbowmist.com/thomas.html Generation No. 3 3.STEPHEN3 CAUDILL (JAMES2, THOMAS1) was born 1680 in Scotland, and died 1759 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.He married MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS.She was born Unknown, and died Unknown. Child of STEPHEN CAUDILL and MARY FIELDS is: 4. i. JAMES4 CAUDILL, b. Abt. 1720, Old Surry County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1800. http://www.caudill.org/1earlyt.txt Notes for MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2097041&id=I96932464 ID: I96932464 Name: MARY ELIZABETH FIELDS Given Name: MARY ELIZABETH Surname: FIELDS Sex: F Birth: 1698 in SC. Change Date: 13 May 2002 Father: MATCHETT FIELDS b: 1680 Mother: ELIZABETH RHODES b: 24aug1809 in NC. Marriage 1 STEPHEN CAUDILL b: 1683 in ARGYLLESHIRE,SCOTLAND Note: _STAT MARRIED Children BENJAMIN I. SR. CAUDILL b: 1730 in VA. Contact: mark may <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://genforum.genealogy.com/fields/messages/2300.html Re: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL Posted by: Dani Date: April 25, 2000 at 22:32:14 In Reply to: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL by Dorisof 4557 Elizabeth (Or as my dad calls her Aunt Betty) was the daughter of Daniel Fields and Mary Hensley. Elizabeth was the sister of my grandmother. Stephen Caudill was the son of David K. Caudill and Elizabeth "Betsy" Fields. Stephen was my granddad's brother. http://genforum.genealogy.com/fields/messages/3886.html Re: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL Posted by: Gomez Date: September 08, 2001 at 22:49:19 In Reply to: Re: Mary Elizabeth FIELDS m. Stephan CAUDILL by Daniof 4557 Stepen Caudill and Elizabeth Fields were my GGGGGGGGrandfather. He was the progenator of the Caudill line. After serving in the Revolutionary War he Came to Kentucky to settle.I know very little about Elizabeth Fields. I have been trying to correlate the information. It is much easier on the Caudill side as I am related through the Cornett Caudill union and through the Adams Caudill union. http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?stephen,Caudill::fields::3200.html Re: Mary Elizabeth Fields, lB" ca 1698, Eng. Posted by: Caroll J. Miller Date: January 15, 2001 at 20:37:04 In Reply to: Mary Elizabeth Fields, lB" ca 1698, Eng. by Lyn Morrissetteof 4557 Stephen Caudill was my 7-greats grandfather, and my records show that he and Mary Elizabeth were married in Scotland before they came to America. In fact, their first son James may have been born in Scotland. I have not been able to find anything on Mary's parentage--have you gotten any new information since you posted your message? I would love to hear anything about Stephen and/or Mary. My Scottish expert tells me that the Caudills probably belonged to Clan Campbell of Cawdor. The ancestral home, Cawdor Castle, is still lived in and in beautiful condition. I hope to hear from you. E-mail: email@example.com http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?stephen,Caudill::fields::3894.html Re: NC Fields family Posted by: Nancy Weber Date: September 19, 2001 at 19:19:30 In Reply to: NC Fields family by B.Dhuyof 4557 My Fields line starts with a Mary Elizabeth fields b. abt.1700 daughter of Matchett Fields and Elizabeth Rhodes.Mary Elizabeth married into my Caudill line as wife of Stephen Caudill.I would love to know more about the Fields line and about Elizabeth Rhodes who married Matchett Fields. CHAPTER 1 THE EARLY CAUDILLS STEPHENCAUDILLis accepted as theprogenitorofourline of Caudill's who settled in America.He was ofScotch descent and born about 1680, in Scotland. He came to Americaabout 1700. OnAugust 5, 1731, STEPHEN CAUDILL paid 20 shillings fora KingGeorge IIpatient for 195 acres on the North Sideof NottawayRiverinOldSurryCounty,VAwhichbecameBrunswickandthenLunenburg County. Apatenttothose people was the same as a deed is today. Heappears on the Lunemburg County Tax list for1752with sonJames,paying two tithes. Tithables aremenwhoare elgible for military service. Little is known about his wife other than her name was Mary.HefollowedhissonstoNorth Carolina. CHILDREN OF STEPHEN & MARY (_____) CAUDILL SAMPSONCAUDILL was born about 1717.Nothingmoreis knownof him or his descendants, other than Stephendeeded him some land in Virginpa.  JAMES CAUDILL, SR. was born about 1720, in SurryCounty, VA. He married MARY YARBROUGH on 1 January 1749. Heappears on the Lunenburg County, Va tax list in 1752. He disappeared from Lunenburg County, VA and appeared on the Tax List for Granville, NC in 1769 and 1771. He appearedon theRowanCountyTax List in 1778 andwaslistedasa tithableinRowanCounty, NC. A tithable wasamaleof militaty age. In 1784, he is listed in the Wilkes County, NC census at the age of about 60. On 2 November 1784 he bought 140 acres from Benjamin Morgan for 50 pounds (Wilks County, NC Deed Book A- 1. Page 452). This land was on Sandy Creek, near the Fork of Brush creek on the Middle Fork of Roaring River. The Roaring Riversplitsinto three streams in thenorthernpartof WilkesCounty,NC. This split is south of theBlueRidge Parkway. He was a ministerand the minutes of the Old RoaringRiver BaptistChurchlisthe and his wife asmembersinthe 1780's to 1800's.He died in North Carolina and is probably buried in Wilkes County, NC.. 01/15/97 Militaryrecordsandtax list ofthe1700'sinWilkes County,NChave been lost from the courthouse,buta GeneralLenoirobtainedfromtherecorder,certified copies of militaryrecruitment records, soldierspayments andetc.Thisinformation is now housed at ChapelHill, NC.From theseunpublished documents and other papers, it isbelievedbut unprovern that James Caudill, Sr.hadat least10 children.  CHILDREN OF JAMES & MARY (YARBROUGH) CAUDILL, SR.  JOHN CAUDILL was born about 1751 in Lunenburg County, Va. JAMESCAUDILL,JR was born about1753,inLunenberg County,VA.Hedied 30 May 1840 inPerry(nowLetcher) County,KY.It is told that it was his dyingwishtobe buriedon his own land which was on RockhouseCreek,just off present KY State Highway Route 7, nearBlackey, Letcher County,KY.Hedidnot wanthisdusttominglewith another'ssoil.AKentuckyHighwayHistoricalMarker honoring this Revoluationary War Soldier has been erected on KentuckyRoute7,near the cemetery wherehisgraveis markedwith an aged stone and an American Flag fliesdaily inhisrespect.The sign reads "JamesCaudill,bornin Virginiain1753, first came to Big Cowan Creekin1781. BecauseofIndians,hetook hisfamilybacktoNorth Carolina.Returning here in 1792 with his family. hebuilt a cabin, stayed several years, went back to NorthCarolina. They settled here permanently in 1811. He was progentitor to a large widespread mountain family. HemarriedMARY ADAMS who is said to be a twinsisterof SARAHADAMSwho married his brotherStephenCaudill.He servedduring the Revolutionary War in theNorthCarolina FifthMilitia,under Captain Samuel Johnson,ColonelBen Clevelandandothers.HewasatthebattleofKings Mountain, in SC, but was not involved in the fighting. After the battle he and his brother Stephen guarded prisoners. InhisPensionApplication he gavehisbirthplaceas Lunenburg County, VA, states he was born in 1753, and served 9 months in the Revolutationary War from Wilkes County, NC. He and his brothers, Thomas and Matthew, left WilkesCounty in1789 to settle briefly in South Carolina.HereJames, Jr. and Thomas were included in the 1790 Pendleton District, SCCensus.Matthew seems to have missed the head count. It isbelieved that he was in the household of brotherThomas astherewas a couple about his agelistedinThomas's household. The1793 tax list shows that James, Jr. was back inWilkes County, NC and Matthew was back in 1799. 01/15/97 Based on available tax lists, James Jr., a Revolutionary War veteran,andhisbrotherMatthew,cametoFloyd(now Letcher) County, KY between 1805 and 1810.Stephen, who was also a Revolutationary War Soldier, remain in WilkesCounty through the 1810Census. However Stephen arrived later that yearandwas one of the organizers oftheIndianBottom BaptistChurchin 1810, and helped organizetheOvenfork Baptist Church in LetcherCounty, KY in 1820. TheIndian Bottom Baptist Church is still inexistencein 1992.It is located just outside of Blackey, KY on Kentucky highway7.It is located on a plateau on the sideofthe hill with a narrow gravel road running up to it.There is a signon Route 7 where you go up to the churchwhichreads "Indian Bottom Baptist Church, established 1810, meets every 3rdSaturdayandSunday". At theSaturdaymeeting,the business of the church is conducted. Their church service is held on Sunday. Indain Bottom was the name place beforethe name was changed to Blackey when they got a post office. BENJAMINCAUIDILLwas bornabout1755inLunenburg County, VA. THOMASAARON CAUDILL was born about 1757inLunenburg County, VA. He first appeared in the public records of Wilkes County, NC onthe tax list in 1787.The 1790 census of thePendleton DistrictofSC lists him and another couple ofaboutthe sameagein the household. This couplewasproballyhis brother Matthew and his wife, Sarah. Hemigrated to Robertson County, TN and by 1805,wasnear Franklin, (present) Simpson County, KY, and died 5 May1848 in Simpson County, KY. His wife's name was MARY (_______).  MATTHEW CAUDILL was born about 1760 in LunenburgCounty, Virginiaand died in Letcher County, KYas a resultofa fall off the roof of the house. He married SARAH WEBB who was born 8 November 1788, in North Carolina. There is a chapter on this family. DAVID CAUDILL was born inLunenburgCounty, VA. STEPHEN CAUDILL was born in 1763, in LunenburgCounty, VA.Hedied on 26 July 1839, near the mouthofDryFork Creek,of the Kentucky River, about five milesdownriver from Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY while on the way tothe grist mill with "a turn of corn". He is buried in theWatty CaudillCemetery near themouth of Dry Fork Creekofthe KentuckyRiver,about five miles down theKentuckyRiver from Whitesburg, KY. 01/15/97 Hemarried(1) in Wilkes County, NC toJANEDEHART,and married(2) to Sarah Adams. Sarah was born about1779and diedin Perry County, KY in October, 1842.Her fatherwas Benjamin Adams. He served three terms in the Revolutationary War.He fought withhis brother James, Jr. at battle at Kings Mountainin SC but did not see any action. He was also at the battleat Cowpens near Spartanburg, SC . HemovedfromVirginiato NorthCarolinain1780and accumulateda great deal of land.He brought partofhis familytoFloydCounty, KY in 1810.He wasoneofthe foundersof the Indian Bottom Baptist Church in1810in whatisnow Letcher County, KY. The IndiamBottomChurch still exists and meets every third Saturday & Sunday ofthe month.The Saturdaymeeting is the businessmeeting,and the Sunday meeting is for worship service. Indian Bottom was the name of the location of the area until the locationwas changedd to Blackie. Hiswill is recorded in 1828 in Perry County, KY,bookB, page210.He left his wife, Sarah, the farm forherlife time,2 sows, 1 pig, 2 cows, 20 hogs, 6 sheep, thefarming tools, andhousehold utensils. WILLIAMCAUDILLwasbornabout1765inLunenburg County, VA. JESSE CAUDILL was born about 1770 in LunenburgCounty, VA.  ABNER CAUDILL was born about 1775 in Wilkes County,NC. Heremained in Wilkes County, NC when hisbrothersJames, Jr.,Thomasand Matthew left Wilkes County about1789to settle briefly in Pendleton District, SC. He married JANE ADAMS who was born in Rowan County, NC about 1804. She was the daughter of Spencer Adams. Theybothareburied in the CaudillCemeterybelowthe BethanyFord Bridge on the East side of the RoaringRiver. inWilkes County, NC.  CHILDREN OF JAMES & MARY (ADAMS) CAUDILL, JR  WILLIAM C CAUDILL who was born in Wilkes County, NCand died27 July 1880 in Letcher County, KY. HemarriedNancy Craftwho was born about 1874 in NC.She was thedaughter of Arch and Elizabeth (Adams) Craft. SAMPSON CAUDILL was born about 1784 inWilkesCounty, NCand died about 1863 in Cedar County, MO. About1806he 01/15/97 marriedELIZABETH ADAMS who was born in WilkesCounty,NC about1791.Shewas the daughterofSpencerandNancy (Towson)Adams. HENRY CAUDILL was born about 1785 in Wilkes County,NC anddied18 June 1856 in Letcher County, KY.Hemarried Phoebe Strailer who was born about 1784 in SC. THOMASCAUDILL was born about 1786 inWilkesCounty, NC. ABIGAIL CAUDILL was born about 1787 inWilkesCounty, NC and on 9 February 1785 married WILLIAM PENNINGTON who was born about 1764. ISHAM CAUDILL was born 2 April 1789 inWilkesCounty, NCanddied 18 May 1892 in Letcher County, KY.Hefirst married in Franklin County, GA was to Elizabeth Caudillwho is believed to be the Daughter of Benjamin Caudill, Sr.His second marriage was to MARY MILLER. STEPHEN CAUDILL was born about 1793 and on 21November 1833 he married ELIZABETH FIELDS. SARAH ELIZABETH CAUDILL was born about 1795inWilkes County,NCand died at Ordinary, Elliott County,KY.She married JAMES CAUDILL who was born about 1790 in GA. He died 18July 1865 at Ordinary, Elliott County, KY. He was ason ofoneofthe Caudills who went toGeorginafromNorth Carolinainthe Great Land Lottery wherebytheStateof Georgiagavefree land to North Carolinianswhocameto Georgia and settled.  ELIZABETH CAUDILL married BENJAMIN ADAMS. JESSEP CAUDILL was born 24 April 1795inAlleghaney County,NC.Hefirst married SARAHROBERTSandsecond, BIDDIE BLEDSOE.  CHILDREN OF THOMAS AARON & MARY (______) CAUDILL WILLIAM CAUDILL was born about 1790 in SC.Hemarried (])RACHELJOINES in Wilkes County, NC, in1811.(2)He married Elizabeth (_____).  SARAH CAUDILL was born between 1775/1794, probally in SC anddiedbefore6November1848.ShemarriedRICHARD LAFFERTYin Logan County, KY on 21 December 1807. ELIZABETH CAUDILL was born between 1790/1800,probally in SC. She married RICHARD NEELY  POLLY CAUDILL married JOHN WOOD 01/15/97 AARON CAUDILL was born 30 April 1794 in SC and died23 February1837.On6February1828,hemarriedRACHEL (_____). MOSES CAUDILL was born 16 November 1796 in SC anddied 1October1855.He married (1) POLLY STERLING WOODon3 September 1818 and (2) SARAH "SALLY" POND. THOMASCAUDILL was born about 1797 in SCandmarried JANE A "JENNIE" CAUDILL on 12 December 1816 in FloydCounty KY. They were first cousins. They settled intheRiceville areaofJohnsonCounty, KY. Dallas Caudill who married Josephine "Tobe" Caudill and Lena CaudillwhomarriedWilliamEllis"Jack" Caudillare descendentsof this couple. They are Dallas & Lena'sGreat Great Grand Parents.  JAMES CAUDILL was born 16 September 1800 in SC anddied 12September1852 in Yuba, CA.He marriedNANCYGOHEINE PEEBLER on 5 January 1826. She was born about 1805 anddied 15 March 1889 in Watsonville, CA. JANECAUDILLwasborn 13 October1802inSC.She married in Logan County, KY on 29 Sepember 1818 to THOMASG JONES.He was born 15 November 1790 in NC. CATHERINE CAUDILL was born 1795/1804. She marriedJOHN M JONES. AGNESCAUDILLwas born 31 August1804anddied23 January 1880. She married OBADIAH CHISOLM, JR on 24 February 1828. JACOB CAUDILL was born about 1811 in Logan County,KY. He married about 1814. [10 A] CHILDREN OF STEPHEN & JANE (DeHART) CAUDILL MARY"POLLY" CAUDILL was born about 1785andmarried ABRAHAM ADAMS. DAVIDCAUDILLwas born about 1788andmarriedSINA WALKER.  FANNIE CAUDILL married(_____) ADAMS. [10B] CHILDREN OF STEPHEN & SARAH (ADAMS) CAUDILL. HENRYETTACAUDILL was born about 1792 anddiedabout 1850. She married GEORGE ADAMS. 01/15/97 JOHNA CAUDILL was born 1 January 1798 in NCanddied in May, 1873. He married RACHEL CORNETT on 20 March 1824in Perry County, KY. BENJAMINCAUDILLmarriedABIGAILPENNINGTON.They settledin Salyersville, Magoffin County, KY. Hehasmany descendentsinMagoffinCounty, Ky andthroughoutthe region. ELIZABETH CAUDILL was born 18 June 1800 in NC anddied about 11 October 1881. She married JOHN Q BROWN who was born in 1793 an died in 1872.  NANCY CAUDILL was born about 1804. She married RANDOLPH ADAMS.  EASTER CAUDILL was born about 1806. She married LEVI ELDRIDGE. SARAHCAUDILL was born about 1809. ShemarriedMOSES ADAMS. LYDIACAUDILLwas bornabout1811.Shemarried NATHANIEL WOLEARY CORNETT. JESSE B CAUDILL was born about 1814 inWilkesCounty, NC. He married (1) MARY CORNETT and (2) married "POLLY" BACK on 4 April 1844. WATSON "OLD WATTY" CAUDILL was born 14 March1822and died 5 December 1898.He married BETTY BRANHAM/SMITH.  CHILDREN OF ABNER & JANE (ADAMS) CAUDILL  MARY "POLLY" CAUDILL was born about 1806 and diedabout 1850. She wasmarried 7 December 1827 to ELI BLACKBURNwho was born about 1806 and died about 1900. THOMASCAUDILL was born about 1810 in NC anddied2 October1898.On 9 June 1838 he marriedMATILDAHOLLIWAY who was born about 1821 in NC and died about 1898. JANE CAUDILL was born about 1817 and diedabout1907. She married a (______) McCrary. MATILDA CAUDILL was born about 1825. She marriedENOCH JOHNSON in 1845. JESSECAUDILL was born about 1822 in NC. On14April 1842.He married ELIZABETH WHITLEY who was born about1819 inNC. 01/15/97 More About STEPHEN CAUDILL and MARY FIELDS: Marriage: Abt. 1716 Children of STEPHEN CAUDILL and MARY FIELDS are:
JAMES CAUDILL, SR, b. 1720, Lunenburg, Virginia; d. 1805, Wilkes County, North Carolina.
SAMPSON CAUDILL, b. 1722.
Notes for SAMPSON CAUDILL: http://www.mindspring.com/~rob.hahn/CAUDILLcabin/earlyhistory.htm SAMPSON CAUDILL was born about 1717. Nothing more is known of him or his descendants, other than Stephen deeded him some land in Virgina.