Through the research of Lee Caldwell-Owens and your scrivener’s recognition ofthe memorials in the Old Pinehill Bailey-Thornton Cemetery, Tallahatchie Co. MS, presented for consideration are one solid Answer and a couple of Questions.
ANSWER:Elizabeth Barton or Elizabeth Weems? Did Olsimus Kendrix b1780-d1845 marry Elizabeth Barton b1784-d1845 or Elizabeth Weems xxxx-xx? Olsimus married Elizabeth Barton - their gravestones and that of their son, William Barton Kendrick b1808-d1845, in Old-Bailey-Thornton Cemetery, Tallahatchie Co MS confirms it. (1845 was a bad year for this family!)
QUESTION:Elizabeth Dorman or Elizabeth “Bettie” Kendrick? Did Abraham Allen (Sr.) 1750-xx marry Elizabeth Dorman or Elizabeth “Bettie” Kendrick? ..... Abraham Allen, JUNIOR., DID marry an Elizabeth [gravestones in Old-Bailey-Thornton Cemetery, Tallahatchie Co MS ].Did JR. perhaps marry Elizabeth Kendrick in 1814 @ Maury Co TN?
BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO KNOW: is the kinship, if any, between Benjamin Thornton, 1775-xx and Philip Henry Thornton 1813-64. Why do I think there be a kinship? Because Benjamin Thornton 1775-xx is listed in the 1776 Will of Wm Kendrick d.1777- Bute/Warren County, NC and in the 1793 Will of Sarah Jones Kendrick d.1796 Warren/Bute Co. NC. And because Philip Henry Thornton 1813-64 was born over the hill from Bute/Warren Co. NC in Pittslyvania Co VA and because on land owned by Philip Henry Thornton 1813-64 is the“Old-Bailey-Thornton Cemetery”, Tallahatchie Co MS (Bailey were in-laws and they are there) as are the following descendants and kin of Wm and Sarah Kendrick, d.1796 to-wit: Kin of Wm & Sarah Olsimus Kendrick, 1780-45 - grandson thru Jones Kendrick Elizabeth Barton K, 1784-45 - wft of Olsimus Kendrick William Barton K, 1808-45 - son of O & E Kendrick Paulina Kendrick Gattis, 1810-50 - dau of OK & EBKendrick Samuel Gattis, Jr, 18xx-57 - hus of PKendrickG Abraham Allen Jr., 1787-45 - hus of Elizabeth Kendrick 1793-45 Elizabeth Kendrick Allen, 1793-45 - wft of Abraham, m. 1814 Maury Co., TN
All died when Philip Henry Thornton (died 1864) was alive and active and he would have prevented strangers from being buried in “his” cemetery with his in-laws, Bailey, and his deceased wife and pre-teen daughter.