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lanL soldier, and his death was lamented ihroui^liout
the army, lie was never married.

Sam I). Lauderdale, son of James, was a Colonel in
the Creek War under Jackson, and bad tlic confidence
and esteem of his commander an<1 his men. When the
term of enli>imem of his men had expired he wa>
])laced in command to leatl them l)ack to 'J'ennessec.
When the Choctaw Indians were removed to the West
in 18,v^. Colonel Laudcrtlalc was placed in command
of the transportation without asking for the place.
When the war with .Mexico broke out, though past
three score and ten, he was, with no little ditificulty.
persuaded from volunteering his services.

In 1830 Major William Lauderdale, with his Ten-
nesseans, carried bis country's llag farther into the
Indian coimiry than auyone else had done up to that
time, and esiah!ivli(^>d ]*'ort Lauderdale in Souilieastern
Florida.

In 1836 James Shell)y Laudei-dale. son of Colonel
Sam L)., was an ensign in a com])any of mounted rilles
from .Mississij)pi, which m.'irched to join Ceneral
jessu[)'s command on the Texas frontier to stop the
Mexicans in case of the defeat of (leneral Sam Hous-
ton. In the .Mexican War Willi.un Lauderilale was
a Lieutenant in Cai'tain I'.lythe's com])any. Second
.Mississippi Rilles. from Lowndes CouiUv. John
Lauderdale raised a comi)any. l>ut it was not accepted,
because more troops were offered than were needed.
He then served in the ranks. (Gallant Sam Lauder-
dale, who fell at Cerro (lordo, was a soti o\ .Major
William Lauderdale.



So Mr. Sumxi;k Colxtiaxs 273

IVnncssfc, Alah.'ima, Mississippi aiul Tcxa;' liave
comities named in honor of these Lnndordalc henjcs.

When the ("ivil War lirokc out the I.auderdales
rallitd to the defense of their Iieloved hmd and bravely
sustained the ancient rc])Utation of the family. The
Ijoncs (>i more than one of them were left to bleach on
bloody battle fields. James Shelby Lauderdale, before
mentioned, raised the first com])any in Texa.s for tlie
Confederate service. Pie i^'ave his comj^any its first
drill on Christmas day, 1860. 1 lis com])any formed
a part of the Ti-nth Texas Jnfantry and did gallant
service. I'.ut few of the one hundred men who
marched out w ith him in 1861 ever returned. Captain
Lauderdale was taken j^-isoner and conhncd at Camp
Chase, and then at Johnson's island. J^urincc the
latter part of the war he served on the statif of General
-Xshbet Smith, and then on the stall of Cicneral J. B.
Robertson. lie now resides at S(Mner\ille. Texas,
and thou!:;'li well advanced in wars, is in the full enjoy-
niLiU of all his faculties and in the esteem of his
fellow citi/.ens. (Captain Lauderdale died at the home
of his son, J. W. Lauderdale, in Somerville, TeNa-^
January 27, 1^'09, ai^ed '•)3> years and 6 months. )

The Lauderdales have been (juiet. peaceable, law-
abidinj^ citizens, farmers and professional men. They
have lived imostentatious lives, but when ,c^rim-visas:^ed
war ajipeared they sniffed the b:ittle from afar and
haNlened to the front, where danL;er and honor were
found.

The names of the children of James Laudenlale. the
foimdcr of the Sumner County family, were:

John Lauderdale, who married Miss Wood and had
six sons and three dauj^hters.

J. branklin Lauderdrde. who married Miss Sewell.

William Lauderdale, wIkt married ?^Hss Head.

Srun TI. Lauderdale, who marrie«l .Miss Winchester.

Hairy Lauderdale, who first married Jane Malone;
second. Xaiicv Crenshaw.



274 JflSTORlC SUMXIU COUXTV, TllNX,

losiah ].ati'l>.rJ.ak' never inarried, went Im Texas,
wliere he was a surveyor and Indian liL;liter. *" \
better, l)ia\er and noliler son! never lived."

Sallie Lantlerdalo married J. il. i'ritlaiii of Lebanon.

I'-lizabeib Lauderdale niarriLd j.>hn l'attersf>n.

Clarinda Lauderdale never married.

Sam I ). Lauderdale, son of James, married Miss
I lav, kins. 1 lad five sons and one dans^hter.

James Slieli)\- Lauderdale married Miss Adams and
had seven st.uis an.d tlnxe daui^hlers.

William C. Landerdr.ie married Miss lurner. \o
is.suc.

John Lauderdale married. Miss L^odson. and after
her (.lealti. Miss Jeffreys. Had a son and a dan.!:iht<'r.

.\ndrcw J. Lciud( rdale married Miss (nvens: had
one Son ;uid one dau.j;iuer. Sanuiel ]>. Lauderdale
diedi at the a^"e oi ten years.

Cornelia Lauderdale married J. J. Lewis, and after
his death, lleniamin Seale. Had a son b\' each: botli
served in th.e Civil W ar. Jdie Lewis son was killed in
battle.

David Land.erdale, son of James, married .Mi?-s
Bledsoe ; had t1n\e sons.

William Lauderdale, son of Lnnes, married Miss
-Marl.

Josiah Latiderdiale. son of James, married Mi.'^s
IL'unia; had five smis and three dans^hters.

The driucihiers of Jame^ Lauderd.ale married Jolm
llawlcins; had live sons and three daiit;hlers: Jame<
Hawkins, Lienjamin Hawkins. Harry Hawkins. John
Tlavvkins (ne\er married). Sam Hawkins: l'at<e>
jiawkins marr'ed Wesley .Ma.lone; T'lla lLiwkiu>
marri>.d Hr. William Welsli : I larrii-it Hawk-ins never
married.

Harry Laude:-dale. son of Jnhu \\". f,;uidercl;d'". who
married !.me Ahdone. dau^hti i" of Hal Malone of



SoMK Si/.m.\i:r C'li'M 1 \.\s 275

Sumner luuiil) . had a son. Jtihn. who went to West
'rc-nuv^ssec. whrrc- he married a Miss I'er.^uson. Their
(lauLjhtAr. Miss Jrnnic Landrnlale. was for some _\ears
Slate Lil)rarian. and is now Librarian of the L'niversity
of Xashville.

After tlie death of liis hrst wife. John Lauderdale
mariied Miss 'ri])l(iu of West Tennessee. They had
two chiKh'en, Anieh'a. who married C'harles L. ])avi-
son of .\ash\ille. and 1 larry, wlio luarried .Miss I'ilker-
in,Lr '-*f Clarksville. Tliey now reside in ileaumont.
Texas, where he is tieasurer of the S. C. .\. ( >. & P.
Railroad.

After the death of liis wife, Lme (Malone). llarr>-
Lauderdale married .\aney Crenshaw. They had one
daut^hter. >dary J., who married Jtuljje ( ieor^i^e R.
Seay of (lailatin. Their son. lion. Ld T. Seay. for-
m-.-rl}' .^^peaker of the State !^cnate. is now Assistant
District .Attorney for the Louisville iK: Xashville Kail-
road for 'J'ennessee.

h)hu Wood Lauderdale married Jane .Sew ell and
luoved to W est Tennessee. Their i^randdau.Qhter.
Amelia, married John Skeffin^ton. a lawyer of Dyers-
hurcf. for several years Attorney ("leneral ffir that
<listrict. Their dau.qhters. Misses Mar_\- and J;me. are
res|)ecti\el\ Librarian and Assistant librarian of the
State of 'i'ennessee.

Josiah Lauderilale, who married Miss llanna of
Sumner ("ountN, moved t^ W'ellinc^ton. .Mo. 'jdieir
sons. James. William and I'.ledsoe. bore a conspicuous
])art in the C'ivil War. IJledsoe was cruelly murdered
1)\ kederal sfjldiers after he had been wounderl and
had surrendered.

Kimberland .^^prinL^, nc-ar the old Lauderdale home,
and from which the family ])roeured its water, was a
rioted muster i^round durinq- the early da)"s of Sunnier
County. It was a rendezvous f()r the people, and a
place \vhere ih.e local militia met for drill and parade.



276 Historic Sumner County, Tenn.

The old stone spring- house is still standing and in
good state of preservation.

The Lauderdale graveyard, now overgrown with
weeds and bushes, is an interesting spot. Beneath
the wide-spreading branches of a mammoth ash tree
reposes the remains of John Lauderdale, born Sep-
tember 16, 1768; died September 29, 1853. Cornelia
Lauderdale, born 1769; died 1854. Jane Malone
Lauderdale (daughter of Hal Malone). born January
13, 1811; married January 13, 1834; died January
16, 1836. Near her grave is that of her husband,
Harry 15. Lauderdale, "born 1811; died 1847.

Hallery Malone sleeps in the same lot. ]^lany of
the old grave stones are now prone upon the ground,
and the sacret spot shows a sad degree of neglect.
In another generation the tooth of time will have
obliterated the marks on mo>t of the older tombs.

IS.\.\C LINDSEY,

Isaac Lindsey was one of the stout-hearted pioneers
of Sumner County. He came from \'irginia in 1780
and settled at Eaton's Station, on the east side of the
river, at the first headlands below Nashville. He was
one of the signers of the Cumberland Compact. May
13, 1780, and was one of the first justices of the peace
of Davidson County, elected January 7, 1783. In the
same year he removed to Sumner County and located
near Saundcrsville. at Lindsey's Bluff. In 1786.
when Sumner County was organized, he was elected
one of its first magistrates. In that year he embraced
religion, connected himself with the Methodist Church
and soon afterwards beg-an to preach. He was a man
of the first order of talent, a good man an<l a useful
citizen. He died at his home in Sumner County at
an advanced age. love<l. honored and respected by all
who knew him. Of his descendants no facts have
come to the author.



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ii.\Lr,i:KV MAr.oxi:.



*"llal" Malonc. son of Tsoni and ju<ly Cole Malone,
was born near J'etcrsbnr.n;-. \'a.. on JJcccmbcr 13. 1758.
I'hc family was of Scotch-lrisb oritj^in and ^fcthodist
in reliijion. As to wbcn the llrst of the name came




()LU IIOMK OF HAI.MiKV MaI.UNIC

to America no records have been found, llallery was
a Kevoinlionarx soldier, and was with W'asbinij^ton at
the crossincj of tlic Delaware, when the ]>atriot army
Could 1)0 tracked by the blootl from the barefooted
soldiers u|)ou the frozen ground, lie was at that lime



278 Historic Su.mxkr County. Tr.NX.

only eighteen years of age and was wounded. To tlie
day of his death he refused a pension, declarinjj: thai
every man owed service to his country. Soon after
the close of the Revolution he married Katie Lyon,
daughter of i'cter and lletlii- .\'orvill Lyou. At an
early date he removed to Tenne>see and .settled abour
two'miles nr)rth from lUedsoc's Lick. His old home,
built more than a century ago. is still standing on a
beautiful eminence overlooking one of the forks (A
Blcd.soe^ Creek, on land which was originally part of
the Greenfield track. There he reared a large family,
and fron.i that old house he and his faithful wife
were, after long and useful lives, carried to Lauder-
dale's graveyard. "L'ncle Hal"' died on June 17, 18r4.
aged 96 \ears.

The late Senator William U. liate. in writing of
Ilallerv M alone in one of the Ciallatin papers soon
after his death, said :

•'A kinder hu>l)and. father and neighbor it has never
been our fortune to know. Xo one ever met him that
he 'lid not wear a smile, or entered his h(.>m(* unless
greeted with an o])en-handed hospitalit) jieculiar to
the men ;)f the olden time. The poor U)ved him for
the charitv which came from his liberal h.andi ; the
rich loved him lor his warm, honest heart that never
envied, for he was their friend : thev- exalted, for they
felt him their equal."

iLallery M alone was the father of five sons and
three daugi'.ters. all of whom became useful citizen^,
married and left large families. \\\>le> married
Hetsev Hawkins: William L. -married Sarah Shelby
Weatiiered. a granddaughter of Colonel Anthony
Bledsoe: Jack married I'.etlie 1 lanna : James N'orvill
married Kalumh 1 lanna: L'harles t'.. married Loui>a
Zinnnerman : Xancy married James l-.s>ex : >aHie
married Mej.inn Marper: Jennie married llarr} Lau-
derdale.



S; ) M K S r M X I'K Cor x 1 1 a x ^^ 279

K \Sn:R MAXSKKR.

Kas]KM- Manscoc. or Maiiski-r. was a ( icrnian aiul
spoke Jinjilish w ilh a slroii,^- accent. 1 Ic was one of
ihe earliest ami most cneri^etic of the cxj^lorers of
what is now Teiniessee. IJe ])rol)al)l\- came trom
Pennsylvania, a Slate that ^ave to Tennessee some of
its best citizens durin;^ its early ]K'rio(l. In the sum-
mer of I7l)'f he was one of a part\ of darinj^- adven-
turers who siKiU se\ eral months in the (."umherland
C(_)imtr\'. hnntiuL;;' and ex])lorin^". 'i'hev <])i'nt most of
their lime on Koarinc^ River and ( )l)ed's River. In
the sj^riui^' of 1770 some of the party returned Imme.
Mansker, with several (jthcrs, made c;inoes, in which
tiie\- loadeil the proceeds of their hunt, and <lescendcd
the C'umherland. the ( )hio and the Missis.sijtjji to
.\atchez. where some of the party located, the others,
includins;" their leader .Man>ker. mrule their way hack
to Xew kiver. \'a. it is Ijelieved that they were the
lirst while men to navii^ate the ("umherland River. In
the autumn of 1771 Mansker led another jjarty to the
Cumberland.

'Idicy made their head(|uarlers at a jtlace >ince known
as Station Lamp. al)oul ten miles west of (jallalin.
This party wa< called the "lon^' hunters." They sp>ent
the winter in huts made of bull.ilii -kins and returned
to the settlements in the sprint^- of 1772. Mansker
aj^ain came to the Cumberland in 177'^ and built a iovt
near Manskei"'s Lick, on .\lansker"s Creek. Three
years later he built another fort about one mile east i^i
the hrst named, and there mad.e his home until he
died, an old man. respected .'uid beK)\-e(l by all. lie
was a C'olouel of militia. Mis remains lie in an un-
marked L;rave near his old home in .Sumner (.ount\
1 le had no children.

Andre .\lich;iu\. a i'rinch sciep-tist. who w'as sent
to America by his ^cwernment to report on the llora



280 Historic Sumner County, Tknx.

and fauna of the I'nitcd States, in his diary in ]7'^C\
says: "The 25th ( l'el)ruary) started to return to Car-
oHna and slept ten miles away at the house of Colonel
iMansko, a decided enemy of tlie I'Veneh hecause, he
said. Ihey had killed their kini;'. Although 1 had n<ii
dined, 1 wduld not accept his supper, believing that a
Republican should not be under obligations to a fanat-
ical partisan of royalty. I was greatly mortifieil thai
tlie night and the rain should compel me to remain in
his house. P.ut I slept on my deer skin and paid for
the maize he su])plied me with to cross the wilderness."
It is not jirobable that the old hunter Mansker. ha«l
any love for French royalty, but that he hated llie
French nation because it had. only a short time before.
o\'errun his own native Germany.

WILLIAM m'ki:.\i)KEl:,

\\'ilHam ^fcKendree. the famous Mcthi">dist preacher
and bisho)), for some years had his home — if it can be
said that he had a home — in Stmincr County. lie
was born in King \\'illiam Cou.nt\'. \'irginia. July 6.
1757. lie was converted at the age of 30. and soon
afterwards entered the ministry, jireaching in \'irginia.
iMaryland and the Carolinas. In 1801 he was ap]-)ointe(l
presiding elder of the Western (,,'onference. embracing
East and Middle Tennessee. Southwestern X'irginia.
Kentucky and portion of Ohio. Me came West in the
fall of 1800. and from that time on until his death.
IMarcli 5. 18.v^. he was pr<_il)abl\ the most ]")romincnt
iigure in the Mnliodist Church in Tennessee. lie
continued to hold the position of presiding elder until
1808. when lie was elected ])ishop. His father's famil\'
had renio'vT'! to Sumner County and settled near
Fountain J U;k1, and there the bishop called his home,
and theic, at the bouse of hi< brolher, Ur. James Mc-
Kendree. he <lied and was buried in the family grave-
vard beside his father.



SoMr: SuMXi.K Couxtiaxs 281



CAI'T. TOHN Mf)Rt;.\N.

Captain John M(irL;an, a Revolutionary soldier, came
to Suinncr County in 1784 with his father-in-law.
Major William Hall, whose eldest dauj^hter, Mary, he
had married before leaving X(jrth Carolina. lie built
his fort on an eminence in the vicinity of Ro^ana. on
lands now owned by Dr. Jesse J«:>hnson. Some of the
logs of which the fort \\as con.Nliuctcd are now in
the walls of a barn on the farm of Dr. Johnson. Cap-
tain MorL;an's father, 'Squire John ^forgan, came with
him and was killed by an Indian warrior while return-
ing from the si)ring under the hill. The Invlian rushed
ui)on him and sank his tommyhawk decjily into his
lirain. where it was left. Ix'ing too tightly wedged into
the skull to i)e withdrawn, lie also lost a brother,
Armistead, a fine )oung man. and very popular with
the settlers. He was killed from ambush at Southwest
Pass, on the route from Knoxville. while piloring a
]\arty of emigrants.

Captain Moigan's eldest daughter. Xancy, married
James liright of Kentucky, who was a surveyor, and
settled at I'ayetteville, Lincoln Couniy. about 1803,
and \vherc Ca])tain Morgan also settled about the same
lime. ( 'n the breaking out of the Crock War he
raised a company of UKiimted troops and joined Gen-
eral Jackson at the rendezvous at liuntsviUc, .\la. lie
was a large, handsome man. with noble features and
gray hair thai liung down on his shfudders. and w Ikmt
lit. roile through Faycttevillc at the head of his com-
pany, bis appearance and the occasion were never
forgotten by those who wimessdl it. and is one of the
traditions of the town. lie was well advanced in
years, lint be said: "A man slionld never get too old
to light the r.rliish and ludi.ans."'

He died some time in the 30's and was .buried near
Mulberry. His wife survived him until 1850 and is
buiied in tbo old cemeler\ at l'a\ etle\ille. (len'eral



282 Historic Sr mxi-.r Couxtv, Ti:xx.

John .Mori^an r'>ri|L,^hl. (>nc of the most honored citizens
of l""aycltc\ illo. i> a i^randson of Captain John Morgan.
Colonel 1{. L. Dralco of W'inchcstcM- is his i^rcat-.c^raml-
son. In a letter to the writer he sa\s: "I n'nieniher
ni\- ^reat-LCrandnMtlier .Morgan (Mary Ihill) very
distinctly -diow her hlack eyes dashed at the mention
of the liritish or Indians."'

Rr. Rl-W j. 1!. MORRIS, msiiop.

John I'. ?\lorris was born near ITendersonvillc.
Sumner County. June 2'-). 1866; was educated at St.
Mar\*s Collef:;e in Kcntuck}'. ,i^raduatini;- with the
highest honors, and in the American Collei^e in Rome,
where he won distinction. After returniuL;' from
Rome he was connected with St. Mary's Cathedral
and Si. Joseph's Church in Xashville. In 18V4 he
was ap]X)inte(' Chancellor of the diocese of Xashville.
aiul suhse(|uently ])asli>r of the ciithedral and \'icar
CIcneral. In hecemher, 1*)().^, tlie title of .Monsij::^nor
was conferred on him by Po|>e I'ius X. ( )n A])ril 16,
1906, he was created fJishop of Acomonia. in the arclt-
cpiscopal ])rovince of l.aodicea, in the ])rovince of
Phryi^ia, A^ia Minor, and Coadjutor r.isho]) of Little
l^ock. with the ri^ht of succession on the death oi
R)ishop iMtz.i.^erald. iSisho]) Morris has the distinction
of beinq' the lirst native Temiessean to be exalted to
that hii;h dii;-nity. r.ishop Morris is a son oi Mr. John
Morris, who was born in Ireland in 18.^7, and there
receixed his early education. At the a,;.i"e of 12 yea.r?
he came to America and located in W heelin-^-. W. \ a.,
where he later worked on various railroads. I ie came
to Suiuncr County in 1855, and in 1865 married Ann
Me>rrise\ of Xashville. .*^he is a native of Canad.a.
born in 18-17. < )f thi> union were born John P>.
(liishop). Mary !•!., .Mar-aret. I'dlen Af^nes, .Martin J.
and Pdna.



So.MK SUMXKk OtLM lANS 283

tup: ()!>().m, i:i.i.i()T1' and I'mjddii-. f \mii.ii;s.

Ill tlic closin.i;- _\cars of tlic ci.L;luccnth ccnUii\- there
c.mic lo' Sumner County two families \vli(5 rfpresciitecl
the hijj^hest type of what Roosevelt calls "the back-
woodsman." the Elliotts and the < )doms. The Elliotts
were of English descent. The i'amil\ consisted of
three sons and one daughter. The ( )donis were from
South Carolina and were Huguenots. There were the
father and motlier. James and Khoda ( )dom, and two
sons. Harris and }-21i. and three daughters. ]-Tizabeth.
.Mar}- and Sarah. These two families settled on Sta-
tion Cam]) (."reek and owned all the land from the
tov.Ti of (. iallalin to about three miles west, extending
from the Xashville pike north to the Douglass pike.
It was ini'vitable in those pioneer days tiiat the fami-
lies should intermarry, and hence, the rcconl goes,
that Charles Elliott married I'.lizabeih Odom and set-
tled at \\'alnut CJrove. on the creek a mile west of
Gallatin. Across the creek at Wall's Spring, lived
(icorge Elliott. wh<> married .Mary ( )dom. A mile
farther u]) the creek was the home of James Odom.
the father of the family, at .\la|)le Cirove. His wife
was Rhoda (nl)son. whose father was scaljx'd by the
India.ns. but who li\ed to be the herci of many a
small bo\ desci'ndant. Here Harris C)dom livetl with
his wife, .\diline I'dliston. the steji-danghter of his
sister, b".li;'abelh. who married, as her third husband,
Joseph T. Elliston of Xashville. I-^li Odoiii married
a niece of his brother-in-law. George ICUioit. Katie
I'hagan. win; was the mother of I£llen Odom. .Mrs.
Charles Trousdale.

We are amazed at the rapidity with which fortunes
are made today. I'.ut the success of these pioneers,
under conditions that would .seem to ])rohibit the accu-
nudation of money, is far more ren^.arkable. ( ieorge
l"-ilioti was a Lolonel under ( leneral C'olTee in the
CJeek War aiul at the battle oi .\ew Orleans, b'or
many \ears hi> wab the mo^t celebrated racing stud in



284 Ilisroiiic SuMxr.u County, Tr.xx.

tlic South. Leviathan. Alhii.m. Pocolct and llaynic^
Maria were a few of tlic iMants of the turf that made
his stahlos famous. Men came trom all parts of the
United States U) see what blue i^-rass could do for the
blooded hor-e. Mrs. I'.llioit. used to say that she never
knew if she would ]ia\e one or twenty t,'uests at a
meal. When ("oloiiel l-'.lliott was re])roaclicd in th.ose
earnest, early days oi the circuit rider and camp meet-
ings for horse racin^^- he would say: "'{'he first race
horse I ever (jwucmI 1 won from the (general." (len-
cral Jaclcson was an iuiimale friend and frciiuent i^iKst
at the h'.Uio't home. "'Wali Spring-."' si") named for a
fine, hold sprin:^' on the creek, which vras lani'nis as a
cam[)ini;' .qround l"or "movers"' and Indians. Colonel
Elliott accumulated a larqe fortune and dispensed a
liheral, rild-iimc hospitality. The amhition oi liis later
years wa-. to have the liue.-t thoroupdihred stock' <•!
everv kind. .\t the county fairs it was said "oidy let
old Jarrel, the Colonoks head proom. lead an animal
in. if it were a hnltiuL;" ram. a ij^runtinci' pi.c. or a thor-
ou<;hhred stallion, it always bore off the prize." This
splendid estate is now owned hy ju.d,c;e John W. Ju'ld.
who makes his h- ^\v.<j in tlie ori-inal Idliott man>io:i.
Colonel Idliolt was a man oi niosi nohje mein. In
cliaracler he was >imple, >tron:j:. generous and hune-t.
lie lived to see his country rent he L"i\il War. lli.-
son, J'!ii I'.Uiott. fon-lu i^allanily for four years for
the land h;s fallier loved, and came home at the close
of Ihe war to !md devasiatie'u where all had heeii
de!ii;hl.

Wahuit Gnne. the home of Charles Fdliou and hi-;
wife. ]'".!iz;d)eih Odom. eousi>led of a scpiare nu'ie of
land. devoiL-.l almo>l emiuly h) Lrroves and meado\v>.
Ahout 17'-'.^ v.as huih iheie the stoue hou>e which
stands tod.ay in a perfect ^lale of preserv.atiou- a
model (U' carl\- coloni.al architecture. The only child
oi this m.niiaL^e wa< a danu;hter named Mai;;'..
C harle> klkoU died lu 1 NO,'., and after a few vear> hi>



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willow was iiKirricd to a famruis }Oun,q" Methodist
preacher, Le;iner I'hickiiian. In 1S15 the cuuple went
to a general coniereiice at Cincinnati. As they were
returning h<")nie. ercissing the ferry on ihc Ohio Ri\er.

the lead lnuses Ix'canie friuhu'ncd ( tliev were drivincr




RKSiDFvei-: oi. Jidck ,1(m:n- \V Jri>n. Fokmhk II<):>:k ok
Coi . '}i.oRi-.K l-:i.i,ii. I 1-. ]:Kreri:i) in LS.'7

a coach aiul roiir"). Mr. I'.lachman caught the l)ridle
to ([uict them, hnt re;'.riiig up, they ihrew him over-
hoard antl he was flr.)\\iied hel'ore his wife's eyes.
She returiurj i,j C.'incimiaii and had him hnried tlnrc.
'ilk: lami!y have a pc.rtrail nf her painted ahout this
time. She is sealed. <hcs>rd in hlaek. uniler a weep-



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iii.^' wi'IImw. IcaiiiiiL;' on a idinhsU^nc. on which is iii-
scribc'(l: 'iA-aner rilark'ruin, (honiu'tl in the ()hi(t
Kivcr. May I'l. 1S15." In hSh) Iwv daui^hlcr, Maria,
was married to IChjah r.odcHc. a younq" man of a
wcahhy and (hstin^nishcd family of Xortli Carohna.
His qrandfalhcr. Xalhan HcxlcHc. of FAli^ccomlic, was
a nicml)or of llic Mccklenliuii^" ConjL^rcss. The youn^:
man came to Sumner Count}- tt) see some properly he
h.ad iidieritcd. fell in lo\e witli the beautiful Maria,
and with the splendid country, and ne\er returned to
his n;Ui\e Stale. lUini;- a man of wealth, he was able


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