Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tax Day for Gideon Coulter #26 - Federal Income Tax in 1862

 Gideon Coulter was taxed $1 on his "One horse Buggy" 
on October 23, 1862

This image is from U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918. In association with the National Archives.

"The roots of IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The income tax was repealed 10 years later." (From

Gideon's name appears second from the bottom on the original page.

Gideon was taxed $1 on his "One Horse Buggy" (Buggy represented by "Do") valued at $75.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Headstone of Myra Brown - #5 and James Green - #4

Myra Brown and James Green were buried in Saint John's Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Inventory from Probate for Gideon Coulter #26

My thanks to a cousin, Sandy, who posted the Inventory of Gideon Coulter on She has graciously allowed me to post it here.

Gideon Coulter's Inventory is a list of belongings in his possession at the time of his death (including money on hand and notes he held). The Inventory declares a value for each of the items. Go to the post of the will of Gideon Coulter to see how he wanted his possessions distributed after his death.

Estate Inventory Cover Page

Gideon's son, William F. Coulter, was named in Gideon's will as executor of the estate.

Part 1 of the Inventory.

Part 2 of the Inventory continues from Part 1 above.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Newspaper Article about John Hubbs #60, Revolutionary War Patriot, and his family

This article about John Hubbs appeared in the November 21-22, 1987 edition of the Times Tribune, a newspaper published in Corbin, Kentucky. It's transcribed below for ease of viewing. (Transcription was done with the aid of Google Docs OCR technology. Not perfect, but it saved me a lot of time!)

Times Tribune [Corbin, Kentucky]

Tracing Family to
13-year-old soldier

Many people in the Tri-County area can trace their family line back to a 1 3-year-old Revolutionary soldier. It all started between December 25-31, 1763, in an area known as Hanging Rock, South Carolina.

John Hubbs was born into a world where childhood was short lived. At age 13, he enlisted as a Private in Captain Carson’s Company, Colonel Pickens South Carolina Regiment. Little is known about John Hubbs’ war years, but records have been found where he received land grants in South Carolina in consideration for his military service. The earliest record of this kind bears the year 1785.

John stayed in South Carolina long enough to marry and to have two sons, John Hubbs, born in 1333, and William Hubbs, born in 1 . 1793.

Both sons followed their father, in later years, to Greene County, Tennessee. The name of' John’s first wife is not known. But. he did state in court records that she had died after the birth of their second child.
While on a trip to the stock markets in Greeneville, Tennessee, John Hubbs, a stock driver by vocation, met and married (October 5, 1795) his second wife, Rebecca Woolsey. In 1797, John moved his family to the Raccoon Valey area of Knox County, Tennessee. Most of their eight children were born there. However, their third child, Willis, was born in what is now Orange County, Indiana. What the were doing there is not clear, but they did return to Tennessee soon afterwards.

the children of this second marriage were Stephen (1798-1864), Jr. (1800-1877), Willis (1301-1831), Joshua (1302-1866), Rutha (I803-?). Sarah “Sally” (1805-1888), Polly (?), and Rachel (1810-?).
Our local lines are from John's son, Stephen, and daughter. Sarah. Stephen married Elizabeth terrell and Sarah married, Jr. They were the children of Solomon Terrell, Sr. (I770-1847), an Knox County, Kentucky, settler.

Two of John's other children married Woolseys, who were distant cousins of their mother. It is thought that the Terrell and Hubbs families met while John lived for a short time in Knox County, Kentucky.
Rebecca Woolsey Hubbs was a descendant of colonial ancestors. Her parents were Zephaniah Woolsey(1740), who was born in Marlborough, New York, and Sarah Woolsey (1747) was born in New York. Zephaniah and Sarah were no closer than fourth cousins. They were the parents of 12 children, several whom settled in Greene County, Tennessee.

Both Woolseys trace their ancestry back to Rebecca Cornell Woolsey who was born (1629) in County Essex, England, and was the wife of George Woolsey. They lived in what is new the Bronx in New York City. Her parents were Thomas Cornell (1595-1656) and Rebecca Briggs (1600-1673). Old records prove Thomas Cronell, Jr. was hanged for the murder of his aged mother. 

Ezra Cronell, founder of Cornell University, organizer of Western Union Telegraph Company, and whose brother became a governor of New York, was a direct descendant off this Cornell family. William Walton Woolsey, another direct descendant, was the President of Yale from 1846-1871. Rebecca Briggs Cornell’s brother was the founder of Newport, Rhode Island.

Now back to John Hubbs...John's children were scattered across eastern Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. It has been proven that he kept in touch with all of them. Travel in those days was a long and hard process. It could take weeks to cover a few hundred miles. 

John's second wife, Rebecca Woolsey Hubbs was said to have died in childbirth before 1819. John married a widow, Mary Jones, and this marriage produced three sons and one daughter. All of these children stayed in Tennessee. However, this third marriage ended in divorce. In 1844 while on a visit to his son, John Jr., he became sick and died. John left behind at least 14 children and thousands of descendants. These descendants from every corner of this nation, still today, gather every other year in Tennessee for a family reunion.

Of the several hundred who attend, most of his 14 children are represented by their descendants.
Hubbs was buried in Union County (then Grainger County), Tennessee. If you go from Cumberland Gap to Knoxville, you will pass sign along the road that reads: Hubbs Graveyard, Clear Branch. In a grove of trees, just back from the highway, is a headstone for John Hubbs,  Revolutionary War.

The information on the Hubbs family was provided by David Grant and information on the Woolsey-Cornell families was provided by Steve Alsip.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Will of #52 - Charles Coulter

The will of Charles Coulter d abt 1834, is transcribed below:

Vacation Jan[uar]y25, 1835 [page]236

I Charles Coulter of Washington County of the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made – First  – That the portion of my estate that I have heretofore have[sic] gave to the bloved [sic] sons and daughters which I had by my dear beloved wife Mary at the time they left my home is all I do intend them to have of my estate in any manner whatever, their names here I now have set down that has had their full portion except an addition to my beloved daughter Tabitha B. One dollar – to my beloved son Lemuel One dollar, to my beloved daughter Nancy W. One dollar to my beloved son John One dollar, to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth One dollar to my [be]loved son Gideon One dollar, to my beloved Daughter Patty one dollar, to my beloved daughter Anna Jane One dollar, to my beloved daughter Rodah one dollar, to my beloved son Yewel One dollar at my decease or at the distribution of my property – And as touching my estate now in possession, as it has pleased god to entrust me with, I dispose of the same in the following manner

First I give or bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth all my real estate and personal property by me now possessed to be by her freely possessed and disposed of at her discression so long as she remains my widow except as hereafter mentioned – at her decease or marriage I dispose of in the following manner – First to my beloved son Charles, I give to him the South West quarter of Section No. twenty one No Township one North of No of Range two East where I now live to have and to hold the same forever – as for personal property except for one bed and furniture Trunk and close[sic] which my dear wife Elizabeth is to have if she should marry exclusively of any person and one horse bridle and saddle to go to my son Charles – the balance to be equally divided between my beloved daughters Elcinea and Emily – And I hereby make and ordain my worthy and esteemed wife Elizabeth Coulter and my bloved[sic] son Charles Coulter Junr Executors of this y last Will and testament – in witness thereof I Charles Coulter the Testator have herunto set set[sic] my hand and seal this twenty fourth Day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty four – Charles Coulter seal

Coulter, Charles Will - Salt Lake City Family History Library Film #1306357, Item 2; Probate Record Book B 1830-1837 pg 236

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1850 Census Record of #20 - Robert Stephen Brown and #21 - Mary Susanna Smith Family

1850 US Federal Census, Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana

This records shows the family of Robert Stephen Brown and Mary Susanna Smith. The children living in the household ranged from 19 to 5 years old. Robert Stephen, age 50, was called Stephen and he was born in Kentucky. His occupation was farmer. Mary was 46 years of age. Click on the census record to enlarge it and see more information about the family.

Photo of #10 - Thomas Brown and #11 - Julia Ann O'Brien

Photo of a photo of Thomas Brown and Julia Ann O'Brien

This is the only photo I have of Thomas Brown and Julia Ann O'Brien. It's off center and has lines running through it but I'm ever so grateful for the cousin from Indiana who sent it to me! If anyone has another picture of them, I'd love to have a copy.

Thomas and Julia lived in Indiana and, for a short time, Missouri. Thomas died in 1898 and Julia went on to live thirty more years as a widow.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Marriage Records for #16 - Thomas E. Green, #17 - Jane Warren

Title of the marriage bond record of Thomas E. Green and Jane Warren, daughter of John M. Warren

The upper record is a declaration of age for Thomas E. Green The lower record is the bond for the marriage of Thomas E. Green and Jane Warren, daughter of John M. Warren (transcribed below)
Transcribed by Carole Kelly (errors may have occurred as the writing was difficult to read) 
[Upper Portion]

Washington County

Personally came John M Warren before me a Justice of the Peace for said County made oath that Thomas E Green who is about to intermarry with his daughter Jane Warren is above the age of Twenty one years Given under my hand this 20th day of January 1819. 

A. E. Gibbons 

[Lower Portion]

Know all men by these presents that we Thomas E. Green & John M Warren are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the full and just sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which will and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth we bind ourselves and our heirs and jointly and severally and firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of January 1819 The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Green and Miss Jane Warren daughter of the above bound John M Warren

For which a License has issued now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation is to be void else to remain in full force & virtue in law.


Step [C.?] Brown

Thomas Green

John M Warren [marked with X]

Monday, July 25, 2011

#29 - Nancy Ann Acre Obituary

This obituary for Nancy Ann Acre Denney was originally posted online by H. Edgar Hill,,


Nancy Ann, daughter of Leonard and Sarah Acre, was born in Alabama in 1826, and was united in marriage to Moses Denny in 1851. To this union were born 6 children, Mrs. Thomas C. (Mary) Wilson, and George Denny of this place; Mrs. Rachel Higbee of Friendship, WI; James Denny of French Lick and John Denny of Washington; and two sons, Leonard and Anderson Gray by a former marriage.

She departed this life March 6, 1915, age 89 years, 1 month and 27 days. "Aunt" Nancy united with the U.B. Church when she was quite young and was true to her faith in every sense of the word.
Asleep in Jesus, Blessed Sleep for which none ever wake to weep.

For several years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. T.C. Wilson. Aunt Nancy was a kind wife and loving mother, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in our community.
Her husband and two children preceded her to the Great beyond. She leaves beside her children 40 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great, great, grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T.C. Wilson by Rev. Wm. Cox and she was tenderly laid to rest in Morrison Cemetery.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Civil War Pension Record for #8 - John Francis Green

This pension record of John Francis Green for service in the Civil War states that his date of death was 30 Jan 1906. Note that he is referred to as an Invalid.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

St. Rose Church in Washington County, Kentucky

Saint Rose Catholic Church near Springfield in Washington County, Kentucky (see map), is the church some of our ancestors belonged to, and several were buried in the adjoining cemetery. The Greens, the Warrens, and many other Catholic families from Maryland, immigrated to Kentucky in the late 1700's through the early 1800's.

Thomas E. Green married Jane Warren in Washington County, Kentucky in 1819. It's likely that they were married in the original church building of Saint Rose, part of which still exists. It became part of the new building and is now the Eucharistic Chapel.

The register of Saint Rose Church shows that John M. Warren (#34) and his wife, called "Old Mrs. Warren (#35) were buried in the Saint Rose Cemetery. Thomas E. Green (#16) and his wife, Jane Warren Green (#17) were also buried there. Thomas E. Green's brother, James, married Jane's sister, Nancy. Though many of our ancestors were buried in the Saint Rose Cemetery, not many have headstones. The headstone of our closest ancestor buried there (shown above) belongs to Jane's sister, Nancy Warren Green.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Biographical Sketch of #12 - Thomas Hart

This page from the book A Bibliographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Vol. 1 1816-1899, was photocopied in the 1980's by Anna Frances Green Hunt and her daughter and cousin during a family history hunting trip in Martin County Indiana. An entry on the page gives a biographical sketch of Thomas Hart.  The transcription follows:

HART, Thomas. HOUSE, 1879 (Dubois and MARTIN) [tells year elected and area represented] Born June 24, 1822, County Kildare, Ireland. Church of Christ. Emigrated to Washington County, Indiana, in 1840; and moved to Martin County in 1848. Farm laborer, 3 years; farmer. Democrat. Justice of the peace in Washington County, 4 years; Martin County commissioner, 1859-67; Martin County assessor and land appraiser, 8 years. Sketches-1879.