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Gilbreaths. Farmers and Virgins of KY, IL, and MO.

Updated August 6, 2001

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The mystery of Dorsey Virgin, has been a puzzler for many. We know he was born about 1787 somewhere in PA, He is next found in Nelson County, KY,in 1808 when he married Edisea Dodson. They then moved to Lowes Crossroad, Graves County, KY and that is where him and his wife are buried.

Records indicate his father was Jerimiah. However, no one to date has been able to identify him with a Jerimiah Virgin. So, the mystery continues.

Doirsey had a son William Dorsey Virgin, born about 1816 in Lowes Crossroad. Other children were Jonathan Davis, James W., Elza, Wesley and Nancy. William married Sarah Watson about 1816 and later Elizabeth Ann Courtney. William's daughter Balista (aka Beunavista) married William S. Farmer about 1864 in Lowes
Crossroad. William and Balista moved to MO. after 1877. Their son, Harrison Hay Farmer, was born in 1869, in Lowes Crossroad, he married Ida Mae Neal about 1897 In Parma, New Madrid, MO.

They had a daighter Ida Mae, born in 1906 in Lowes Crossroad, married William Harry Gilbreath in 1921 in Acorn, MO. William Harry (known as Harry) desemded from Thomas Waldo Gilbreath. born in 1861 in Ashley, Washington, IL. His father was Underhill Gilbreath (Gilbreth), wife Nancy Jones, and he was known to have been in Perry County, IL in 1850.

William Harry Gilbreath and wife Ida Mae moved to CA in mid 1930w and many of Ida Mae's family also came to CA.

However, the mystery is still unsolved about Dorsey Virgin. Was he born into the Virgin family? Possibly did he assume the Virgin name? Does anyone have the answer?



 
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