I have some information on the Callender family of Henry Co KY in the early - mid 1800's.
My ancestor, William Ethington (1773-1853) was born in Culpeper County Virginia.He married there Sarah Ann Callender, who was from Stafford County Virginia.This family moved to Kentucky in about 1806, settling first in Lexington, then moving to Henry County where they lived the rest of their lives.
Sarah Ann Callender Ethington was born 1774, and died in Henry County in 1771.We have never been able to find her parents, nor any family.
However, there was interaction between her son James, and other Callenders in Henry County.
James, active in local politics, was appointed by the court as guardian for the following Callender children:
Cinthiania,born about 1824 Phillip, born about 1826 Nancy, born about 1828 John W., born about 1830 Sarah Francis, born about 1832 Morton, born about 1834.
The notes from the court regarding this action follow at the end of this message.
I have documented other Callenders in both Henry County, and Trimble County.James' uncle, (also) James Ethington, married in Trimble County Mahala Callender.
I would like very much to work with you and see if we can't figure out these Henry County Callenders.
YOu may contact me at:
The Ethington Family Organization Harold D. Ethington, President 9802 Chylene Dr. Sandy UT 84092
www.ethington.org Harold-Ethington@worldnet.att.net (801) 942-0918 home (801) 971-0918 cell (801) 521-0300 work
I hope to hear from you soon.
Notes on James Ethington follow:
Apr 1835age 37James Ethington appointed overseer of road from Port William to Louisville.
Jan 1839age 41On motion of Cinthiania Callender, orphan of John Callender dec'd and the said Cynthiania being over 14 years of age it is ordered that James Ethrington be and is hereby appointed her guardian and thereupon the said James together with Lewis Etherington his security...
Jan 1839age 41Ordered by the court that James Ethrington be and he is hereby appointed guardian for Phillip Callender, Nancy Callender, Nancy Callender, John W. Callender, and Sarah Francis Callender, orphans of John Callender dec'd. and thereupon the said James Etherington together with Lewis Etherington his security...
Jun 1834age 37James Eth. appointed overseer of road from Adkins Mill to the mouth of Flat Creek.
Apr 1838age 40James Ethrington proposes change in road leading from 6 mile to flat creek.
Jan 1840age 42James Ethrington as guardian for Cynthiania Callender ordered to report to the court on her estate. Same for Phillip Callender.
Mar 1840age 42James has not answered on the Callender Children's estate. Summons issued.
Mar 1840age 42Road from Newcastle to Flat Creek "beginning at the part where James Etherington ends, thence to the Franklin co line, following hands to keep in good repair: Will Cox, Geo Troxall... Wm Etherington, Sam Rupell, Was Etherington Jon Etherington, Alex Durulap.
Apr 1840age 42James Etherington comes into court, reports on the Callender children and is fined $4.99 court costs for each ward.
May 1840age 42Road entry mentions James Ethington, Wash Ethington, Jno Etherington.
Jun 1840age 42James Ethrington guardian for heirs of John Callender dec'd this day made report by way of inventory of said wards...
Oct 1841age 43On motion of the widow of Fielding Etherington dec'd being in court and refusing to qualify it is ordered that James Etherington be appointed adm of said Etherington's estate: Whereupon he took the oath...