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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


John Bright

[HYPERLINK http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/Melungeon/1998-04/0891706372 ] Letter to Nannie Bright Guthrie, Jan. 14, 1930 from J. G. Carpenter: called "Red John" on account of his red hair & face married Sarah Dunn, and had several children; John, Uriah, Mary and Maggie Bright live in Stanford. KY. Our Uncle John Bright was a farmer and a surveyer. Mrs. Lula McKenny Bright and a widow of William Morrison Bright, he is the son of Our Uncle John Brigh and her two sons Morrison and Thomas Bright own and live in the old Bright pioneer home known as the Bright Inn or Hotel of 1816 to 1862 which had a county, state, and national reputation as one of the best Inns in KY.


John Bright

Revolutionary soldier with Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge, Yorktown, PA., Brandywine and other great battles.


Jesse F. Fox

BIOGRAPHY: E-mail from Sherry Isbell Fox to T.Mason on 23 Jun 2001. EXTRACT: Son Jesse Fox moved to Texas in 1854, and after the death of his Fenter stepfather, moved his mother and stepbrothers/sisters to Texas also, where Jesse is listed in the 1860 census of Jack Co., Texas. Jesse, CSA, died 1864, buried Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Smith National Cemetery. He left behind a
wife, 3 stepchildren, and 4 very small children.


Jesse F. Fox

BIOGRAPHY: E-mail from Sherry Isbell Fox to T.Mason on 23 Jun 2001. EXTRACT: Son Jesse Fox moved to Texas in 1854, and after the death of his Fenter stepfather, moved his mother and stepbrothers/sisters to Texas also, where Jesse is listed in the 1860 census of Jack Co., Texas. Jesse, CSA, died 1864, buried Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Smith National Cemetery. He left behind a
wife, 3 stepchildren, and 4 very small children.


Samuel Campbell

Possibly born in Augusta co., Virginia


Capt. John Bozarth Jr.

RESEARCHER: Ronald Bozarth family treemaker web site. "John served in the French and Indian War. He drove one team and wagon in Braddocks defeat of 1755. From The (HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE BOZARTH FAMILY OF VA) Printed in the Bozarth Beacon

"In 1751 John purchased 200 acres on Mill Creek which was a branch of the Opeckon River. In 1772 they had moved to Monongalia County, Virginia where he received 400 acres of land as the "right of settlement" earned by him in 1770. His brother Jonathan also received 400 acres of land. When Johns land ws surveyed it was noted that "Chief Bull's" camp was by "Bozarth's spring". After their move John and Jonathan began chopping a clearing in the woods, around the spring that rose from the earth, where he erected a cabin. He lived there for a few years and then John must have seen "greener grass" because he later moved his family to Frederick County, Virginia where he bought and sold land several times, as much as 500 acres at a time."

The last Indian massacre on the Virginia frontier took place in the Buckhannon settlement in mid-summer of 1795, at the home of John Bozorth, on Fink's Run. Today the site may be viewed east of the present railroad atation at Lorentz, W. Vi., in Upshur Co., South of Pike, and opposit the residence of the late Valentine Lorentz, which was the old homestead of Jacob Lorentz. John and his older son John and George were attacked as they were hauling grain, and although they were able to escape, they were unable to warn other members of the family who were at the cabin. Two or three smaller children were killed while Mrs. Bozorth with two younger sons Lot and Zed, and two small daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, were taken into captivity in the the Ohio country where the raiding Indians arrived only in time to deliver up their prisoners at the Treaty of Greenville, June, 21, 1795.

Jenny Bozorth, 40, Valentine Bozorth, 17, Zededia Bozorth, 14, were captured on July 13, 1795, in Randolph Co., VI (W. Vi.). They were surrendered on September 9, 1795 by the Shawnees. Shortly afterward John and Jane moved their family to Darke County, Ohio where she died sometime between 1806 and 1810. John later returned to Virginia where he and Mary (?) Forenash, widow of Charles Forenash, were married in 1813. John died in the Fall of 1832. Elizabeth Bozorth, daughter of John and Jane, married Uriah Forenash, the son of Charlse Forenash and his first wife. Mary (?) was Charles second wife and the step-mother of Uriah. Mary's second husband was John Bozorth At the time of her marrige to John in 1813, she became Elizabeth Bozorth's step-mother. Thus Mary was a step-mother of both Uriah Forneash and Elizabeth Bozorth. Elizabeth (Bozorth) Forenash Later married James Forenash in 1802.

Jonathan and his brother John Jr. lived on adjioning land grants in the 1770s. in what is now Fairmont, Marion County, WV when it was known as Monongalia County, VI. Jonathan was in Nelson County, VI/KY by 1785."

HYPERLINK: [ http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/e/n/g/Ronald-W-Engdahl/index.html ]


Captain Jonathon Bozorth

RESEARCHER: Ronald Bozarth familytreemaker web site. "Jonathan Bozorth sold his land in Fairmont, VI (WV) on December 25, 1783. The certificate was signed by Patrick Henry. (Give me Liberty or give me death)"

MILITARY RECORDS Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensiona Washington, July 23, 1918 !C.A. Bozarth 416 Washington Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Sir: In response to your letter daded the 11th instant, you are avised that from the papers in the claim R. File No. 1,047 Revolutionary War, it appears that Jonathan Bozarth was allowed pension on his application executed September 22, 1823, while in resident of Grayson Country, Kentucky. He stated that he enlisted in September 1776, in Captain John Wilson's Company, Colonel Aeneas Mackey's Pennsylvania Regiment, and served three years, during which time he was in skirmishes at Woolbridge, Boundbrook and Broadhead and in General Mc Intosh's Campain against Indians. Soldier was born December 13, 1754, and he married in Virginia to Mary Hargis, who was born November 22, 1761, the date of the marriage is not stated, but the following children are referred to. Elizabeth and Sally born prior to November 1783, John and Jeremiah born prior to St. Clair's Defeat, (1791) Polly and Eli. Soldier died September 14, 1830, and his widow Mary, died January 11, 1839, leaving five children only, surviving her: Sally Shaw, John Bozarth, Jeremiah Bozarth, Polly Brown and Eli Bozarth. Very respectfully, E.C. Thieman Acting Commimioner

Being a Virginian, even tho he fought in a Pennsylvania Regiment, entitled him to a Virginia grant in Kentucky which he took in the Leitchfield area. Jonathan Bozorth, who with his elder brother Joseph, and Joseph's children, migraded from western Pa. to Kentucky in 1780.

Jonathan received 560 acres at Cave Springs, Grayson Co. KY for his military service.


Mary Hargis

RESEARCHER: Ronald Bozarth familytreemaker web site.