Re: John Mackoy Biographical Sketch
To Bruce King,
Hello. I recently saw the copied post of the John Mackoy biography on ancestry.com.Thank you for sharing that most helpful information!I have two questions I would like to ask you.If you or anyone else can help, I would be very appreciative.
I am researching John Mackoy and Lavinia Fuqua's son, John Mackoy.He married Elizabeth Gravette Hardin, dau of Wm & Elizabeth Gravette (Timberlake) Hardin.The couple lived in Covington, Kenton County, KY.
Question #1:Do you know any biographical information about this family?Particularly where they were married or how they met?
Elizabeth G. Timberlake Mackoy's uncle, Wm. Thornton Timberlake, was involved in a fugitive slave case in 1847.A large number of people enslaved in Boone and Kenton county left via the Underground Railroad and made it an antislavery refuge in Cass County, Michigan. The slave owners pursued them there, attempted to take the fugitives back by force and were rebuffed by the community.Consequently Wm. Timberlake and others sued for their losses associated with the escaped slaves.
My question is this:at least one of those who escaped originally came from Greenup County.According to a 1904 newspaper article, Perry Sanford was born in Greenup Co around 1825, sold originally to someone in Boone County, who then sold him to Milton Graves of Kenton County KY.Sanford escaped from Graves.
Without belaboring all the details, I'm trying to determine if any of those who escaped in 1847 originally came from the John Mackoy Sr. farm.Do you have the family's records for the people they enslaved?family bible? bills of sale? account
I'm happy to share more information about this line, if interested.Thank you for your time,
California State University Monterey Bay