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Descendants of William Hamilton


Generation No. 1

1.  William1 Hamilton was born Abt. 1735.  He married Margaret Mary Walkup Bef. November 6, 1757 in Possibly Virginia, daughter of Samuel Walkup and Nancy Alexander.  She was born Bet. 1705 - 1735 in Ulster, Ireland or Waxhaw Settlement, SC, and died Aft. 1762 in Augusta Co., Va..

Notes for William Hamilton:
Researcher Joe Wells (jlwells@qx.net) of Lexington says that William Hamilton was a Admiral, but no further info.
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Per David Weaver (Dave@satcover.com) at RootswebWorldConnect:
According to "Stalnaker Family Chronology" he lived NW of present day Staunton, Va. on Middle Cow Pasture River.
Some mentions from Lyman Chalkey's "Augusta Chronicles":
William Hamilton
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Record ID: 34805
Description: Patentee
Book-Page: 21-413

Remarks: Patent to William Hamilton, wife Margaret, 29 May 1760.

These records were originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley



Notes for Margaret Mary Walkup:
"The Gay/Guy families of early Augusta Co., Va. and related families of Dunlap, Kinkead/Kincaid, Lockridge, McFarland, McKee, Parkinson, Rhea, Stevenson, Walters, and many others" compiled by Robert B. Walters, published by The Compiler, Cary, NC in 2001, 631 pages.  Margaret, Williams's (Gay) widow, married William Hamilton sometime before November 6, 1757 when it was ordered that William Gay's estate was to be settled and dower assigned to the widow, Margaret Hamilton.

More About William Hamilton and Margaret Walkup:
Marriage: Bef. November 6, 1757, Possibly Virginia

Children of William Hamilton and Margaret Walkup are:
2 i. Ellender/Elleanor2 Hamilton, born Bet. 1758 - 1760 in Virginia; died Aft. 1835.  She married James Moore, Sr. October 9, 1775 in Probably Virginia.; born Bet. 1755 - 1761 in Augusta Co., Va.; died Bet. May 5, 1835 - 1845 in Owsley Co., Kentucky.

More About Ellender/Elleanor Hamilton:
Burial: Shepherd Hill Cemetery, Booneville, Owsley Co., Ky.

Notes for James Moore, Sr.:
According to the research of David Moore, James and Elleanor were in the Tygart River Valley of present day West Virginia as early as 1775.  They migrated to Ky. to Va. somewhere between 1786-1790.
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First Settler in Booneville Kentucky buried in the Shepherd Cemetery.
James Moore, Sr. was the first permanent settler in the county seat of Owsley County Ky. Sometime between 1790 and 1796 James brought his wife, Elinor and their children to spend a winter at Station Camp in what was then Madison County, now Estill Co., Ky. The following spring the family journeyed into the South Fork country to homestead.
In a clearing on Shepherd Hill, they raised a log cabin. As was the custom , there was a spring nearby to supply water and a suitable location for a cemetery.  Most of the early homes were simple cabins of one or two rooms, a single window and squared logs with dove-tailed joints and roofs of hand-split shingles. The Robert Long residence on Mulberrry Street in Booneville emcompasses the original cabin.
In addition to Shepherd Hill, the Moore boundary included all of Booneville, eastward across the South Fork River toward Lerose. The growing community was known first as Moore's Station, then Boone's Station. Then in 1843 , when Owsley County was formed (mostly from Clay County) and a post office established it was named Booneville to honor the frontiersman, Daniel Boone. James Moore, Jr. was appointed postmaster. The youngest son of the founding family, Elias, gave a deed for the site of the courthouse stating that in the event the site was no longer used for a courthouse it was to revert back to the Moore heirs.
There is doubt as to the first white child born in the city limits but it was probably a grandchild of James Moore, Sr.
In the Shepherd graveyard just outside Booneville, slabs mark graves of six persons who were believed buried before James Moore, Sr. died in 1835. Two smaller graves in front may be those of children. The large section in the center contains four markers, two of which reputedly belong to sons of John Moore (oldest son of James, Sr.). It is said the William and John Moore were killed in the courthouse yard by their brother-in-law, John Reece, over the settlement of an estate.  Tombstones are there marking the graves of James Moore, Jr. and his wife.  The property has changed hands only twice in intervening years, passing from James Moore to Major Hampton who in turn sold it to Si Shepherd.  It has remained in the Shepherd family over 100 years.
Very soon after the James Moore family came to Owsley County, which was Clay County then, the Cornelius Bowman, Sr. family came from Muddy Creek in Estill County. It was his boys who followed the Moore daughters to South Fork country.
Descendants from the Bowmans and Moores would have to include the Davidsons, Coles, Wilsons, Reynolds, Estridges, Eversoles, Callahans, Evans, Penningtons, Gabbards, Frosts, Lynches, McIntoshes, Sebastians, Campbells, Youngs, Morrises, Roses, Reeces, Brandenburgs, Pruitts, Roberts, McKinneys, Spencers, Lawsons, Combs, Peters, Sparks and many more.
Actually five Bowmans married five Moores of this family. The older Bowman stayed in Estill County while his sons came to South Fork country. The story is told that Cornelius' wife Susan died and was buried on Muddy Creek. The children worried about their father and took wagons to move him near them. When they told the old man of the purpose of their visit, he flatly replied, "I won't go unless I can take Susan." So Susan was dug up, and her coffin was loaded in a wagon.
The moving party arrived back in the South Fork country too late in the day to rebury Susan. At the old man's insistence the coffin was placed on his bed that night, and once more he slept beside Susan. when someone asked why, he replied, "Because I always loved Susan."
The elderly Bowmans, their son Cornelius, Jr. and his wife, Betty Moore Bowman are all buried near the residence of Willard Campbell in Booneville, Ky. The mouth of the branch where widow Betty Bowman lived many years after the death of her husband still bears her name in Owsley County.
Four of the Bowmans, that married Moores, were children of Cornelius, Sr.
Nicholas was a nephew of the others, a son of Elijah Bowman. Isabel and Nicholas bought 500 acres of land from Archibald Crawford on Lower Twin Creek on December 26, 1836, then in Estill County but now in Lee and Breathitt Counties near Jackson, Ky. Nicholas was taxed on 1000 acres in 1860. He and Isabel are buried on the old farm about 2 miles up Lower Twin Creek.
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THE WILL OF JAMES MOORE, SR.

In the name of almighty God, Amen, I James Moore, Sr. of Clay County, being deeply impressed with the uncertaintly of life, have made this my last will and testament.
I bequeath to my wife Elinor Moore $1000.00 and my grey mare, and to Esther Rose, my cupboard, and to Isabel Bowman, my daughter, my buonna (bureau, I think) and to each of my daughters, a cow apiece, likewise the bed that Isabel made and left with me, I wish her to get it. I bequeath to my son John Moore $10.00, and to William Moore $10.00, and to Elias Moore $10.00, and to James Moore $10.00. After the above legacy is paid, my desire is that the balance of my estate, whatever it is, should be equally divided between John Moore, William Moore, James Moore, Elias Moore, Esther Rose, Isabel Bowman and Mary Bowman. I appoint William Moore and Thomas Bowman executors to this, my last will and testament:

Written this 12th day of April 1835.
James Moore, Sr.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Joseph Brandenburg and Cornelius Moore and James Moore.

Abner Baker, Clerk of the County
[From the research of Sherry Baker Frazier]




More About James Moore, Sr.:
Burial: Shepherd Hill Cemetery, Booneville, Owsley Co., Ky.

Marriage Notes for Ellender/Elleanor Hamilton and James Moore:
Marriage date from the Bible of their son, John Moore.

More About James Moore and Ellender/Elleanor Hamilton:
Marriage: October 9, 1775, Probably Virginia.

3 ii. Margaret Hamilton, born Abt. 1770 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died June 14, 1844 in Randolf Co., Virginia.  She married Sebastion 'Boston' Stalnaker; born Abt. 1740.
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Descendants of Samuel Walkup


Generation No. 1

1.  Samuel1 Walkup was born Bet. 1690 - 1698 in Germany or Carrick Fergus, Antrim, Northern Ireland, and died Abt. 1760 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Va..  He married Nancy Agnes Alexander in Possibly Carrick Fergus, Ireland, daughter of John Alexander and Anne Axtell.  She was born Bet. 1690 - 1700 in Carrick Fergus, Antrim, Northern Ireland, and died in Possibly Pennsylvania?.

Notes for Samuel Walkup:
Samuel is the Immigrant.  Samuel's surname is also seen as Vachub, Wachope.
One source states that Samuel came to Delaware/Pennsylvania from Scotland by way of Fintona, Province of Tyrone, Ireland.  He followed the Great Wagon Road south to Augusta Co., Va.  He may be buried there.  His descendants migrated to the Waxhaws area of North/South Carolina and to eastern Virginia (Greenbrier area).  They were Presbyterians.
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Another source states that Samuel came from Germany to America after Arther Walkup came. [I assume that this is Arthur, his son.]  Samuel lived in Rockbridge Co., Va. in 1810.

More About Samuel Walkup and Nancy Alexander:
Marriage: Possibly Carrick Fergus, Ireland

Children of Samuel Walkup and Nancy Alexander are:
2 i. Joseph2 Walkup, born Abt. 1714 in Carrick Fergus, Antrim, Northern Ireland; died February 6, 1787 in Rockbridge Co., Va..  He married Jane Graham; born Abt. 1715.

Notes for Joseph Walkup:
Surname also seen as Vachub.  Joseph died at the age of 73.

3 ii. James Alexander Walkup, Captain, born 1724 in At Sea, Carrick Fergus, Antrim, (Ulster), Ireland or Belfast, Ireland; died Bet. February 1 - 3, 1798 in South Carolina.  He married Margaret Pickens Abt. 1756; born 1740; died December 22, 1793.

Notes for James Alexander Walkup, Captain:
James died at about age 74.

More About James Alexander Walkup, Captain:
Burial: Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster, South Carolina.

Notes for Margaret Pickens:
Death date from Walkup Family Bible.   Children's birth dates taken from the Walkup Family Bible.

More About Margaret Pickens:
Burial: Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster, South Carolina.

More About James Walkup and Margaret Pickens:
Marriage: Abt. 1756

4 iii. John Walkup, born in Carrick Fergus, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
5 iv. Elizabeth Walkup, born 1707 in Waxhaw Settlement, SC.  She married George McWhorter, Sr..

Notes for Elizabeth Walkup:
One source also shows a daughter, Elizabeth (Polly) and says, possibly a daughter of Samuel Walkup and Nancy Alexander, married Major John Anderson on March 17, 1812 in Greenbrier Co., Va. by Reverend John McElhany.  They lived three mils east of Lewisburg, WV on the river where a bridge was built in 1821.  Their son-in-law, Hy Hunter at Elmhurst on opposite side of the river built a tavern in 1824.

6 v. Margaret Mary Walkup, born Bet. 1705 - 1735 in Ulster, Ireland or Waxhaw Settlement, SC; died Aft. 1762 in Augusta Co., Va..  She married (1) William Gay Abt. 1727 in Virginia or Ireland; born Abt. 1705 in Londonderry Co. Ulster, Ireland; died August 1755 in Kerr's Creek, Rockbridge, Va..  She married (2) William Hamilton Bef. November 6, 1757 in Possibly Virginia; born Abt. 1735.

Notes for Margaret Mary Walkup:
"The Gay/Guy families of early Augusta Co., Va. and related families of Dunlap, Kinkead/Kincaid, Lockridge, McFarland, McKee, Parkinson, Rhea, Stevenson, Walters, and many others" compiled by Robert B. Walters, published by The Compiler, Cary, NC in 2001, 631 pages.  Margaret, Williams's (Gay) widow, married William Hamilton sometime before November 6, 1757 when it was ordered that William Gay's estate was to be settled and dower assigned to the widow, Margaret Hamilton.

Notes for William Gay:
William Gay was the immigrant to America.  William was a farmer.
From First Families of America:  The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, pages 500-502; From Annals of Bath County, by O. F. Morton:  "James, Henry, John, Robert, and William Gay, whose names appear in the Pastures between 1745-1755 were brothers.  Their sister, Eleanor, married William Kinkead.  James died in 1776, leaving 8 children.  Some of the later Gays moved to Kentucky."
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From History of Rockbridge Co., Va.:  William Gay, who fought at the Siege of Londonderry, had at least six children who came to the Calfpasture.  These were William, John, James, Robert, Samuel, and Eleanor.  Eleanor married William Kincaid.  William Gay, who owend 900 acres on what is wrongly called Guy's Run, died in 1755.  His wife was Margaret Walkup, afterward married to William Hamilton.  James Gay, son of the pioneer James, and his brothers-in-law were the first men to introduce cattle of an improved breed into Kentucky.  The Gays of Kentucky are derived from the Rockbridge families.  They are among the largest landholders in the Bluegrass region and are connected with scores of the historic families of that state.  Henry Gay, who married Jane Henderson, was a brother to the pioneer Gays, or at least a near relative, and he lived a while on the Calfpasture.  His son, John H., born in 1787, became a millionaire merchant of St. Louis.  Edward J. Gay, son of John H., was the largest sugar planter in Louisiana, and left an estate worth $12,000,000.  The sugar mills and plantation are still in the Gay family."
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Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta Co., 1745-1800, by Lyman Chalkley, Vol. 1, p. 78: Nov. 16, 1757:  William Gay's estate to be settled and dower assigned to the widow, Margaret Hamilton.  p. 100: Aug. 3 1762; Beverley's Executors vs. John Gay and Wm. Hamilton and Margaret, his wife, late Margaret Gay, Executor of Wm. Gay, decd. -- Agreed. p. 145: William Gay, orphan of Wm. Gay, deceased, to be bound to John Wahub (Walkup).
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Came from Londonderry, Ireland to Philadelphia, Pa.  Moved to Orange Co., Va. with daughter, Eleanor.  Came with the Kinkeads, Stevensons, Campbells, McElroysm, McDowells, Grahams, Elliotts.  Moved onto the Borden trat, now Rockbridge Co., Va.,   Lived at Gay's Run, Va.
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From the Gay/Guy Families of Early Augusta Co., Va. and related families of Dunlap, Kinkead/Kincaid, Lockridge, etc., etc.; "William immigrated October 19, 1739.  Destination; Port of Philadelphia, Pa.  William's will was probated in Augusta Co., Va. on August 20, 1755.

More About William Gay and Margaret Walkup:
Marriage: Abt. 1727, Virginia or Ireland

Notes for William Hamilton:
Researcher Joe Wells (jlwells@qx.net) of Lexington says that William Hamilton was a Admiral, but no further info.
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Per David Weaver (Dave@satcover.com) at RootswebWorldConnect:
According to "Stalnaker Family Chronology" he lived NW of present day Staunton, Va. on Middle Cow Pasture River.
Some mentions from Lyman Chalkey's "Augusta Chronicles":
William Hamilton
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Record ID: 34805
Description: Patentee
Book-Page: 21-413

Remarks: Patent to William Hamilton, wife Margaret, 29 May 1760.

These records were originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley



More About William Hamilton and Margaret Walkup:
Marriage: Bef. November 6, 1757, Possibly Virginia

7 vi. Florence Walkup, born in Waxhaw Settlement, SC.  She married John Graham; born 1700.
8 vii. Arthur Walkup, born in Waxhaw Settlement, SC; died 1834.

Notes for Arthur Walkup:
Arthur is possibly a son of Samuel Walkup and Nancy Alexander.  He owned land on which the Virginia Military Institute now stands and he was the first merchant of Lexington, Virginia.

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