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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Richard Downing

He appears to have farmed near Athens, a small community in southeastern Fayette County. Richard died on a farm on Richmond Rd.


Mary Polly Peel

Named on son Joseph's death certificate.


James Downing

CONFLICT: Perrin says he died in infancy.

Named as a survivor in his brother William's obituary in 1892


John Downing

He was a Confederate veteran. Never married.


Margaret Downing

Died at age 12.


Samuel Wymore

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information provided to T.Mason on 3 Oct 2003 by Bradley Canon.

His parents farmed acreage to the east of Hickman Rd. (today Nicholasville Rd.) about three miles south of Lexington, near where a K-Mart stands today. Presumably Samuel and his siblings worked farm chores and grew up there. I know little about Samuel's activities as a young man. The 1838 Lexington City Directory indicates that he was a gardener and had his shop on Georgetown Rd. near Second St., a bit north of downtown Lexington. Apparently he lived at the Old Stone House by Bosworth on the Frankfort Rd. Several of his siblings were members of the Providence Christian Church on Hickman Rd. just across the Jessamine County line; possibly he was also. (Ref: MacCabe's 1838 Lexington City Directory (Lexington: J.C. Noble Printing Co., 1838) (LexLib 8-97)

In 1843, the Samuel Wymore family left Lexington and moved to Clay County, Missouri, just across the Missouri river from Independence. His younger brother William H. Wymore had gone there in 1838 and younger brother Martin also moved there. The family became reasonably prominent there. The 1850 census puts Samuel in Liberty Township. No occupation is given, but a later history of the county reports that he was engaged in "pork packing and butchering in connection with stock raising and farming" during the 1840s and 1850s.9 The 1860 census lists him as a livery keeper along with his son George W. in Liberty, the county seat.10 During the Mexican War, he pledged money and horses for the local militia unit that crossed the plains and captured New Mexico for the U.S.11 He may well have been a member of the Christian Church as Eliza and some of his children and his brother William H. were in that denomination.

Julius P. Bolivar Mac Cabe, Directory of the City of Lexington and County of Fayette For 1838 & '39, Lexington: Printed by J.C. Noble, Nos. 6&7, Hunt's Row 1838.
"Wymer Samuel, gardner, Georgetown road ab Second st."


Eliza Downing

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information provided to T.Mason on 3 Oct 2003 by Bradley Canon.

DEATH: Nadine Hodges, Genealogical Notes from the Liberty Tribune, 1846-1858 (May 4, 1855, issue), p. 81. Bound mimeograph (1967) in the Mid-Continent Genealogical Library, Independence, MO (part of that city's public library system).


Marriage Notes for Samuel Wymore and Eliza Downing-5922

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information provided to T.Mason on 3 Oct 2003 by Bradley Canon. Marriage information from manuscript in the Kentucky Historical Society's Wymore folder. Rev. C. W. McCloud officiating.

Jordan R. Dodd, et. al., Early American Marriages: Kentucky to 1850.
"Spouse: Downing, Elizabeth_Wymore, Samuel Marriage Date: 23 Sep 1824."


Samuel Wymore

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information provided to T.Mason on 3 Oct 2003 by Bradley Canon.

His parents farmed acreage to the east of Hickman Rd. (today Nicholasville Rd.) about three miles south of Lexington, near where a K-Mart stands today. Presumably Samuel and his siblings worked farm chores and grew up there. I know little about Samuel's activities as a young man. The 1838 Lexington City Directory indicates that he was a gardener and had his shop on Georgetown Rd. near Second St., a bit north of downtown Lexington. Apparently he lived at the Old Stone House by Bosworth on the Frankfort Rd. Several of his siblings were members of the Providence Christian Church on Hickman Rd. just across the Jessamine County line; possibly he was also. (Ref: MacCabe's 1838 Lexington City Directory (Lexington: J.C. Noble Printing Co., 1838) (LexLib 8-97)

In 1843, the Samuel Wymore family left Lexington and moved to Clay County, Missouri, just across the Missouri river from Independence. His younger brother William H. Wymore had gone there in 1838 and younger brother Martin also moved there. The family became reasonably prominent there. The 1850 census puts Samuel in Liberty Township. No occupation is given, but a later history of the county reports that he was engaged in "pork packing and butchering in connection with stock raising and farming" during the 1840s and 1850s.9 The 1860 census lists him as a livery keeper along with his son George W. in Liberty, the county seat.10 During the Mexican War, he pledged money and horses for the local militia unit that crossed the plains and captured New Mexico for the U.S.11 He may well have been a member of the Christian Church as Eliza and some of his children and his brother William H. were in that denomination.

Julius P. Bolivar Mac Cabe, Directory of the City of Lexington and County of Fayette For 1838 & '39, Lexington: Printed by J.C. Noble, Nos. 6&7, Hunt's Row 1838.
"Wymer Samuel, gardner, Georgetown road ab Second st."


Richard W. Downing

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 3 Oct 2003 by Bradley Canon. "They lived in the Downing farm on Georgetown Pike which was occupied by the Downings for most of the 19th century. He was a student at Transylvania University around 1804."


Mary Eliza Lee Downing

Died in the cholera epidemic.