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Photos

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Otha B Vaughan, wife Lavonia Bradshaw, Ada Vaughan Wait and sister
Otha B Vaughan, wife Lavonia Bradshaw, Ada Vaughan Wait and sister
the oldest child is Ada, not sure if younger is Louis or Mary Wells. Thanks to Mrs. Martha Wells, granddaughter of Ada for this photo 
  16 May 2022 
Ola Colyer
Ola Colyer
reprint in Somerset KY Commonwealth Journal 05/14/22 
  14 May 2022 
Bill Curtis
Bill Curtis
from Pulaski County KY public library flicker photo collection 
  08 May 2022 
Ruby Curtis
Ruby Curtis
Somerset Commonwealth Journal 05/07/2022 
  07 May 2022 

Documents

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Last Will and Testament of Charles Sinclair (St. Clair, Sinkler)
Last Will and Testament of Charles Sinclair (St. Clair, Sinkler)
Transcription found on another descendant's web site; Note a witness to will in Orange County NC being a Joseph Lester. See the Reminescenses of Octigenarian book for Lester Family back in Holston area of Virginia by 1783. 
  13 Jun 2022 
1830 Pulaski County KY census extract
1830 Pulaski County KY census extract
Shows John Collier. The pulaski county census only shows 2 colliers there in 1830, John and Charles. John had large household. See book on site of circuit rider methodist preacher Landrum, who says stayed at Collier's after preaching at William Sears, who lived near the Hails (see 1830 sears census) , my guess across cumberland river from John Collier. Also shows aged female(presumed mother of John Colyer) living in household. 
  29 May 2022 
William Colyar related Power Attorney Alexander Colyar
William Colyar related Power Attorney Alexander Colyar
I had searched for gravesite of William Colyar and his wife, Nancy Ann in east Tennessee. It is reported that he died in 1819. However, a power of attorney made by Alexander Colyar of Winchester TN (Father of Arthur St. Claire Colyer) appointing his son, George Thompson Colyer, as power of attorney recorded in Pulaski County Ky, (here in faster loading djvu format) shows that William and his wife Nancy lived in Pulaski County KY at the time of their death The power of attorney in 1839 (year of Nancy Agnes Annís death) was to collect Alexanderís share of estate. Since only son I know of in Pulaski County Ky is John Colyer, I suppose that William and Nancy, must have moved to live with John Colyer of Pulaski County Ky so John could care for them in their elder years. This is supported by the 1830 U.S. Census that shows a female age 60-70 years old living with John. Johnís mother Agnes Nancy Ann St. Clair Colyar would have been 70 years old in 1830. His father, William, died in 1819 but his mother did not die until 1839. The elderly lady living in the household would not be John mother-in-law, Mrs. Purvis, as both of Johnís parents-in-law were living at the time with Old Mr. Purvis not dying until 1840 or so and Old Mrs. Purvis not until 1852. This indicates that perhaps John Colyer was the closest son capable of financially being able to care for his parents in later years. The power of attorney indicates that both William and Nancy Colyar died in Pulaski County KY. My guess is that they may be buried in some of the unmarked graves in the Jugornot region of Pulaski County as this is where John Colyer had property at Buck Creek on the Cumberland River before moving to the Pittman Creek property in Ruth Kentucky area in 1842. 
  29 May 2022 
Soule's Chapel history
Soule's Chapel history
Commonwealth Journal article 1978 written by Hazel Ledford 
  28 May 2022 
John Vaughan family tree
John Vaughan family tree
Thanks to Martha Larson Wells for this drawing of a family tree descending from John Vaughan. It was prepared by Ada Vaughan Waite. 
  17 May 2022 
Obituary Sarah Eva Owens Vaughan
Obituary Sarah Eva Owens Vaughan
Thanks to Ms. Martha Larson Wells, grand-daughter to Ada Vaughan Waite for this document. 
  17 May 2022 
Samuel Vaughan and wife Mourning Hope genealogy
Samuel Vaughan and wife Mourning Hope genealogy
Depew family research including much on Vaughan family. Warning large 52 meg file. 
  13 May 2022 
John Colyer 1830 Pulaski County census (djvu format)
John Colyer 1830 Pulaski County census (djvu format)
I had searched for gravesite of William Colyar and his wife, Nancy Ann in east Tennessee. It is reported that he died in 1819. However, a power of attorney made by Alexander Colyar of Winchester TN (Father of Arthur St. Claire Colyer) appointing his son, George Thompson Colyer, as power of attorney recorded in Pulaski County Ky, shows that William and his wife Nancy lived in Pulaski County KY at the time of their death The power of attorney in 1839 (year of Nancy Agnes Annís death) was to collect Alexanderís share of estate. Since only son I know of in Pulaski County Ky is John Colyer, I suppose that William and Nancy, must have moved to live with John Colyer of Pulaski County Ky so John could care for them in their elder years. This is supported by the 1830 U.S. Census that shows a female age 60-70 years old living with John. Johnís mother Agnes Nancy Ann St. Clair Colyar would have been 70 years old in 1830. His father, William, died in 1819 but his mother did not die until 1839. The elderly lady living in the household would not be John mother-in-law, Mrs. Purvis, as both of Johnís parents-in-law were living at the time with Old Mr. Purvis not dying until 1840 or so and Old Mrs. Purvis not until 1852. This indicates that perhaps John Colyer was the closest son capable of financially being able to care for his parents in later years. The power of attorney indicates that both William and Nancy Colyar died in Pulaski County KY. My guess is that they may be buried in some of the unmarked graves in the Jugornot region of Pulaski County as this is where John Colyer had property at Buck Creek on the Cumberland River before moving to the Pittman Creek property in Ruth Kentucky area in 1842. 
  07 May 2022 
Virginia map of counties 1750-1805
Virginia map of counties 1750-1805
Map showing historic progression of counties in late 18th century. This helps in understanding deeds, etc. on site. 
  07 May 2022 
McDonough NY tax assessment registers
McDonough NY tax assessment registers
Some McDonough NY tax assessment registers ( 1819 to 1863) from Town Clerk (obtained 2002 from town historian) showing Seth Curtis land and assessment. 
  07 May 2022 

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Tree   Last Modified 
I34516  Warren, Andrew Moses  b. 24 Dec 1883   John Colyer family of Somerset Ky 12 Jun 2022 
I3126  St. Clair, Charles (Sinclair)  b. 1725   John Colyer family of Somerset Ky 05 Jun 2022 
I2019  Vaughan, Benjamin     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 17 May 2022 
I2018  Vaughan, Ruth     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 17 May 2022 
I2017  Vaughan, Jane     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 17 May 2022 
I2016  Vaughan, Temperence     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 17 May 2022 
I0356  Curtis, Earl Botkin  b. 24 Dec 1894  Atalla, Alabama  Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 17 May 2022 
I0181  Waite, Mary Bradshaw  b. 1922   Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 15 May 2022 
I2015  Newell, Sam     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 12 May 2022 
I2014  Newell, William O.     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 12 May 2022 

Families

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Married   Tree   Last Modified 
 F596  I0526  John Vaughan  I0156    Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 17 May 2022 
 F710  I2000  Joseph Black Newell  I2001    Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 12 May 2022 
 F711  I2002  Samuel Black Newell  I2003    Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 12 May 2022 
 F713  I2013  William Owens  I2005    Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 12 May 2022