George Stagner’s Children:

The object here is to show how the possible off-spring of George Stagner (G2-5) were identified, because no document has been found that lists them. What we do have, however, are Federal Censuses and state tax lists that may help us to sort this out.

The two Family Group Sheets below show what I believe to be the offspring of George and his two wives:

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GS fam Catherine

George Stagner is an often misunderstood ancestor for many Stagners, but was the head of a large family and many Stagners should claim him as an appropriate level of great-grandfather. I believe, but cannot prove, that he was a son of John J1, son of Barney BA1 Stagner. It is the only answer that makes sense.

He started life in Rowan County, NC where he was born between 1756 and 1774. In 1790 a George Stagner was listed in Inferior Court records: “On oath of Obediah Smith and Henry Hendricks, it appearing to the Court that George Stagner had part of right ear cut off in a quarrel with Rudolph Neat. ” This was his first mention.

The map below shows the Forks of the Yadkin in present day Davie County. Area 7703 is the area where Barney (BA1) lived and both areas show where he had applied for land grants in 1761. The “yellowed” areas show where the Obediah Smith and Rudolph Neat just mentioned lived. Assuming that George (G2) was probably living with his father J1, on or near the old estate, it is obvious they all could have been in close proximity. I will reiterate that I have no evidence that J1 was in the area at the time, but obviously G2 was. I have found no evidence that the ownership of property was held by any Stagner after 1780, but George was in the area for some reason, perhaps living and working on another farm in the area.

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G2 married Sarah Hillard in 1793. G2 signed a petition in 1793 to separate Rowan County into smaller governmental units. In 1797 he was a witness to a transaction between Samuel Hemphill and George Hillard. There are references to a Henry Hillard adjacent to John Barney Stagner’s place in 1803. So all this leads to the conclusion these were all the same George. Perhaps he was living and working for the Hillard’s where he met Sarah.

He was first in the Federal Census in 1800 Rowan County. The census below shows what is presumed to be him and his wife Sarah Hillard and 1 male and two females under the age of 10.

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Apparently George was planning on staying put for a while because he purchased 67 acres from Frederick Gross on 16 May 1801. He sold this property on Fourth Creek to Richard Graham on 7 Nov 1802.

It is speculated that Sarah Hillard may have died sometime during 1802 and may have been the reason for the short residence on Fourth Creek.

George then married Catherine Hendricks in Rowan County, NC in 1805. Catherine appeared to be an older daughter of James Hendricks of Rowan County. It has not been determined where James Hendricks lived, but was likely in the forks of the Yadkin somewhere. Eventually the Stagners and Hendricks removed themselves to Warren County, KY where George (G3)was on the tax list 1807 and 1808. In 1808 George Stagner and John Stagner were witness to a Deed of Trust from David Young to Phineas Cox. So this tends to provide evidence that the Rowan County George and the Warren County George were the same people, because it potentially ties him to John Stagner (could be J3 or J5), who was either his father or brother.

J3 lived near Phineas Cox where the Gasper River and Green River meet. It is suspected that George may have been spending time with J3 since his transition from North Carolina.

No census listing has been found for George in 1810, but there is other evidence to show that he may have been the 26-44 year old shown in the 1810 Warren County census for John Stagner (J3), assumed to be his father. The census summary shown below suggests who the unnamed people in the census could have been. J3 was too old at this time to have a young family and the other oldest sons of J3, John (J5) and William (W1-3),  were shown in their own census enumerations in Warren County in 1810.

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So the assumption is that J3 is believed to be his father because, again, no document has been found directly showing the off-spring of J3. His children were likely born in the 1760 to 1780 time period and for whatever reason, no 1790 or 1800 Federal Census has been found that might indicate the size of his family. He is a mystery man after his last mention around the death of Barney (BA1). He may have died in this time frame, but there is no data to support that either. J3’s suspected family will be defined elsewhere.

Simpson County was formed from Warren County in  1819. The 1810 Warren County census shown above is the first, and only,  such census for this particular John Stagner, who actually disappeared from Rowan County records after about 1820. Other possible sons of J3 are John (J5), W(1-4), Nathan, Barnabus and Thomas. This is important because J3 and J5 and W1-3 lived in the part of Warren County that stayed Warren County after 1819, while George was in that part of Warren County that became Simpson County. These two locations were not that far apart and references have been found showing George Stagner having contact with John Stagner in Warren County records. Additionally, there are records of the Warren County Stagners interacting with the Simpson County Stagners that shows a close relationship.

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The 1810 census above suggests in red what might be the names G3’s off-spring. It is significant that 3 boys are listed and no girls. The 16-25 year old female is suspected to be Catherine Hendricks, his wife,  who would have been younger than George. Where were the two females shown in 1800? No idea. They may have died, married young, or were not actually daughters.

The 1820 census, see below, was the first one in Simpson County. George Stagner and his spouse are clearly listed with what appears to 6 young boys and 3 young girls:

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Also in Simpson County was this listing for John Stagner (J12/13), assumed to be the oldest son of George and the boy listed in the 1800 Rowan County, NC census.

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So with these two censuses we have indication that George may have had 1 boy and 2 girls with Sarah Hillard and 6 boys and 3 girls with Catherine Hendricks.

The other primary piece of information we have is the Simpson County tax lists for 1819 to 1841, where several Stagners were listed at various times. A summary of this tax list is shown below. All of the land tax entries shown below were on Drakes’s Creek, it is assumed, with three exceptions, that all the men listed could have been offspring of George, since they all had property on Drakes Creek in Simpson County. The entries such as x-125 indicate presence on the tax list with 125 acres of land; “x” indicates no land but taxed on property, a horse. The estimated birth is shown in green and is based on the listed individuals first appearing on the tax list at age 21. See below:

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Importantly we find a total of seven boys, as predicted by the 1800 and 1820 censuses. In addition to George were:

  1. John J12/13 born 1794
  2. William J. (W6) born 1805 – 1810.
  3. James (JA1) born 1805 – 1810.
  4. Henry C. (H18) born about 1810
  5. Jesse (JE1) born 1815 – 1820
  6. Joseph P. (JO1) born about 1820
  7. Thomas (TM1) born about 1821

They all owned property (except JO1) on the West Fork of Drakes Creek or just Drakes Creek. The approximate location of this property is shown in the Kentucky County map above.

The 1830 Simpson County census only had listings for John (J12) Stagner and now a William (W6) Stagner. See below. The John Stagner (J12/13) is certainly the same one found in 1820 and it can be seen that he had several more children in that time frame. The William appears in the same age range as John, perhaps slightly younger. William appears to be newly married as no children are shown. John and William are listed on the same page in the census, which suggests that they were likely brothers given they had the same name.

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Additionally, living with John (J12/13) and his wife were another 30-39 year old male and female, who were very likely a brother or sister and their spouse.  It is suspected that this may have been brother James and his spouse Angeline Herndon, but can’t be proven. No other census for brother James has been identified.

George apparently died about 1839 as there was a suit filed against Henry C. Stagner where James K. McGoodwin brings a suit against Henry C. Stagner, Executor of the last Will of George Stagner. No other information about this suit has been found, nor has the Will of George Stagner.

The 1840 census listing  shown below indicate spouse Catherine Stagner, which would becs1840

George’s spouse Catherine Hendricks, three 20-30 year old sons, a 10-15 year old son and one 20-30 year old daughter, or possibly a son-in-law and/or daughter-in-law. It also shows John Stagner and a William B. Stagner. John is quite obviously the same person found in 1820 and 1830. Even though he is called William J. Stagner in 1830 tax lists and William B. in 1840 these two would appear to be the same person because William B. has 7 young children indicating he was newly married, probably just before 1830 census.

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Catherine eventually ended up in Hempstead County, AR, then Freestone County, TX.

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The 1850 census above importantly lists what appear to be the two youngest sons of George and Catherine. Added to the list of seven names we get nine boys as predicted from the 1800 and 1820 censuses.

John (J12/13) was in Crawford County, Missouri in 1850. in 1860 he was found in Dent County, MO where he died in 1866.

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Some other notes on the sons:

John  Stagner (J12/13)

The 1860 census for Dent County, Missouri indicates that John Stagner is living with what

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appears to be a son William (Roland) Stagner. Thomas Jefferson Stagner, George Hendricks Stagner, James Stagner, all known sons of John, were also in Crawford and Dent Counties at the same time as John. (Dent County was formed from part of Crawford County and Shannon County in 1851, so it was assumed they were in the same approximate location in 1850 and 1860.) Note that a T. J. Stagner was found in Simpson County Tax records shown above. He would have been the oldest son of John.

The 1850 Crawford County census list John and Ann and their children. They were:

  1. Thomas Jefferson Stagner (1820-1903)
  2. George Hendricks Stagner (1822-1910)
  3. James Andrew Stagner (1825-1880)
  4. William Roland Stagner ( 1827-1899)
  5. Mary Ann Stagner (1829- 1891)
  6. John H. Stagner (1833-1860)

See  the link:  John Stagner J12/13 (1794-1866) of Dent County, Missouri – Son of George Stagner G2-5 for further information.

More on this later, but it appears to me that George and his son John married sisters, Catherine and Ann Hendricks, daughters of James Hendricks.

Henry C. Stagner (H18)

Henry C. Stagner was listed in an 1850 Hempstead County, AR census living with Joseph and Sarah Hudson. This almost certainly was our Henry from Simpson County transitioning with his mother and others west. It is my suspicion and I cannot prove this yet, I believe Sarah Hudson, may have been Sarah Stagner – a daughter of George and Catherine. There is a girl G3 in the Catherine’s 1840 census that could have been her!

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In 1860, H.C. Stagner is found in Freestone County, TX, apparently married with young kids. The name and birth date match up, but birth state says TN in hone and KY in the

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other. I have an explanation for that in that a George Stagner was found in Stewart County, TN in 1810 and 1811. In my opinion, there is no other George Stagner this could have been other than the George Stagner in Warren County, KY. This is especially important because possible brothers of George, Nathan and Barnabus, were also in Stewart County at that time.

James Stagner (JA1)

The Simpson County Tax List summary shown above indicates that James Stagner began paying taxes in 1830 on 41 acres. He continued to pay taxes until 1837 when he was paying on 83 acres. After 1837, the only direct evidence of James Stagner was found in a 1927 Kentucky Death Certificate for Mrs. Louise Walker of Christian County, KY. The informant Frank Meacham (son of Louise) indicated her father as James A. Stagner of Simpson County and mother as Angeline Herndon, also of Simpson County. L

Joseph P. (JO1) and Andrew L. Stagner(AL1)

The 1850 Federal Census  showed Catherine and two apparent sons Joseph P. and Andrew L. They were found in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Joseph P, born 1820, can be tracked backwards to be one of the 20-30 year old males in the 1840 Catherine Census and either Male4 or 5 or 6 or 7 in George’s 1820 census. Andrew L., born 1826, would have been the 10-15 year old male with Catherine in the 1840 census. No information beyond the 1850 census was identified for  Joseph C. Stagner.  Andrew L. Stagner (Andy in 1870 and A.L. in 1880) was found in Brazos County, TX, one county away from Freestone. These are their last records.

Francis (Fannie) Stagner Huffines

The only other possible daughter to be identified would be the Fany Huffines found in the 1860 Simpson County census. She is assumed to be Fannie Stagner. There was a marriage record for Daniel Huffines and Fannie Stagner in 1829. The record indicated Fannie was born in 1809, which would make her fit as Female3 in 1820 census. Another reason to support that Fany Huffines was a daughter of George Stagner is that a death record for a C. L. Huffines, who was listed on same page in the 1860 census as Daniel and Fany, indicates his mother to be Francis Stagner.

William Stagner (W5 or W6)

Found in Simpson County records are the names:  William Stagner in 1830 census and in tax records, William B. Stagner in 1840 census, and William J. Stagner in various tax records. The question is: Were these all the same person?

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The census details and given the ages of the two people born (1800-1810) shown in 1830 and the head of household in 1840 and one of females are also born in 1800-1810. So given that the last name is the same and age is close and that errors often occurred in writing names, it would appear that these two Williams were the same person. Therefore, they both have been given the identification W6.

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The tax list summary above shows all the William Stagners in the Simpson County Tax List from 1823-1842. The entry for 1823 on the tax list for William Stagner indicated he was paying taxes for 41 acres on the Barren River. It does not seem that this was the same William shown in the 1830 and 1840 censuses above, because if he was in the 1830 census and newly married at about 21 or 22 years old he would have been only about 14 in 1823, too young to be taxed. So I believe the William on the 1823 tax list was W7/8, son of J5. The reason I believe this is because later data indicates he was married to Mary Polly Hendricks, daughter of James Hendricks of Simpson County. This 41 acres may have been part of her inheritance. [As an added note, it looks like he may have passed his 41 acre plot in Simpson County to Andrew Stagner (A1), who was paying  taxes on a 41 acre plot from 1824 to 1830. It is not clear what the relationship was between W7/8 and Andrew. W7/8 was a son of John5 of Warren County. W7/8 and Andrew may have been brothers as they were both born between 1790 and 1800. In any event, the Simpson County entry in 1823 seems like a different person from the 1830-1842 entries.]

Beginning in 1830 the name William appears, then in 1831 William J. From 1833 to 1839 the name William reappears, then William J. and W. J. for 1840 to 1842. This is summarized above. Since William J. and William are both used for a William without property from 1830-1835 and William and William J are both used for the 75 acres on Drakes Creek, these are all assumed to be the same person who is identified as W6 and will be referred to as William J. Stagner (W6) to distinguish him from other Williams.

It should also be noted that the 1841 tax list for WJ indicates he has two children in the 7-17 year old range. This agrees with the two 5-10 year old children shown in the 1840 census, providing additional support for believing these are all the same person.

The individual timelines for the Williams W5 and W6 just discussed and a composite timeline for showing W5/6 as one person are shown below. The birth ranges overlap and the events fit nicely together from 1820-1842, so it is easy to see how they could have been the same person I designated a W5/W6, who has now become just W6.

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[Note:  There is no other known William Stagner to have been in Simpson County at that time. The W7/8 mentioned above was found in Butler County, KY during this 1830 -1842 time frame. The only other known William was W1-3, probably a son of J123, who initially lived in Warren County, but moved to Crawford County, AR in 1828, where it is believed he died shortly thereafter.

Children of William J. Stagner

The name William J. also agrees with information found where a child of William J. is referenced as her father in the death certificate for Sarah Jane Stagner who died in Dent County, MO in 1924. It states she was born in Kentucky in 1839 to William J. Stagner and Rosanna Shultz. The 1840 census shows 4 females under the age of 5, so certainly one of these could have been Sarah Jane. But, there was a Sarah Jane Stagner living with John12/13 in Crawford County, MO in the 1850 census. In John’s 1866 Will he mentions his niece Sarah Jane Stagner. So based on this Sarah Jane would have had to be the daughter of William J., James, Henry C., Jesse, Joseph, or Thomas. In fact Sarah Jane’s Missouri Death Certificate indicated her father was William J. Stagner and her mother was Rosanna Shultz. So if this was the case why would William J,’s 11 year old daughter be living with her uncle, if her father was still alive? It would seem that both William J and spouse may have died before 1850 leaving orphaned children of which Sarah Jane was one.

Sarah Jane Stagner Death Certificate

Finally, there was a William Stagner found in Franklin County, Illinois in the 1870 census. He was 29 years old, born in 1841 in Kentucky. This William was in the Civil War and had a very large pension file. On one of the applications it was stated that he was born in Simpson County, KY and that his parents were William J. Stagner and Rosanna Shultz. There was also a Franklin County marriage record for William and his third spouse Martha Walls. This record indicated his parents again as William Stagner and Rosanna Shultz. If this William was an orphan of William J, then where was he in 1850 as a 9 year old, because in 1860 he was 19 and counted in the household of Elijah Ross of Franklin County, IL – a family connection has not been found!

There also appeared to be a daughter Anna, who married a William McCoy in 1854, so she was probably born around 1833 or so. There is a place for her as one of the females in William J.’s 1840 census shown above.

The 1860 census for Salem, Dent County, MO shows a 23 year old Martha Stagner born in Missouri about 1837. She was living with John and Rosanna Orchard. Could this Martha, too, be a daughter of William J? She was still with Rosanna Orchard in 1870 census, age listed at 30. There was some thought that she might be Rosanna Shultz remarried, but that did not pan out because the birth dates are off by at least 10 years. It could still be possible if there was some lying going on during the census. It would be good to locate a death certificate for her. There is a location for her as one of the females in William J.’s 1840 census.

So everything seems to point to the William Stagners in 1830 and 1840 censuses and in 1830-1842 tax records as one William J. Stagner, with identification W6. His father was George Stagner. His mother was probably Catherine Hendricks, but could have been Sarah Hillard. His spouse was Rosanna Shultz and four of his children appeared to have been:

  1. Anna (1835- after 1910)
  2. Sarah Jane (1839-1924)
  3. William J. (1841-1922)
  4. Martha????? (b1835-40 – aft 1870)

Detailed Description of my interpretation of Simpson County Tax Lists

The first shown is George himself. The 1812-1818 records are from Warren County, KY and indicate that tax was paid, not on land, but on number of horses. In 1819 Simpson County was formed from Warren County, such that the listings from 1819 to 1839 indicate George paying taxes on 175 (x-175, x means paid taxes in Simpson County, 175 is number of acres) acres. This was likely the original 120 acres he and Catherine obtained from the estate of James Hendricks and some additional he acquired later.

The next in the list is son John, which shows him paying taxes on varying amounts of land and number or horses between 1820 and 1841. John was married in 1818 to Ann Hendricks. John apparently left Simpson County, KY for Crawford County, MO after 1841. So all of this fits with John’s appearances in the various censuses discussed above.

Next in the list is William or William J. Stagner. Some confusion abounds here because the name William and William B appear in the 1830 and 1840 censuses discussed above.  Since there appeared to be only one Stagner Family in the county at the time it might make sense that some or all of the listings were one person, except for one fact. Stagners were known to have settled in the northern part of Warren County on the Gasper River, not really that far away. It is believed that the first entry for William in 1823 was probably not a son of George, but that of William Stagner (W7/8) who was a son of John (J5). J5 appears to have been the brother to George, so interaction between the two would be expected. [Note that John123’s son William1-3 had removed to Crawford County, Arkansas by this time, so it likely wasn’t him.]

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To support this, note that in 1823 the tax was paid on an odd number of acres, 41. James and Henry C. and Andrew Stagner were all paying taxes on a 41 acre plot. Is there something magical about this number 41? How many different 41 acre plots were there? The 41 acres listed under William (W7/8) in 1823 and later Andrew from 1824 to 1833 could have been the same 41 acres. There is nothing to support this, just a hunch at this point. If not, that would have been four 41 acres plots in this family. Andrew continued paying the taxes until 1833, while he was also paying taxes on 140 acres on the Gasper River in Warren County on property that was originally “Entered” by a John Stagner. This John Stagner is assumed to be either J3 or J5 because it looked like Andrew took over his property at some point. It is not totally clear at this point who Andrew Stagner’s father was. He was born in 1792, which would make him more likely to be a son of J5/7, not J123. This is discussed in detail elsewhere.

The 41 acre plot for James looks like it may have doubled sometime between 1831 and 1835. But the bottom line here is that James because of his name, location and possible birth date could have been a son of George.

The 41 acre plot for Henry C grew to 300 plus acres by 1842 and it would appear that he had inherited his father’s 175 acres and acquired a few more. The important point to note here is that James and Henry C were not likely paying taxes on the same 41 acres.

The next guy in line was Joseph P paying taxes only in 1837 and 1838, but no land ownership was indicated. Per the 1850 census where it states he was born in 1820, he would have only been 18 years old in 1838, too young to pay taxes. Perhaps the birth year is wrong in the census because it not believed that the tax list is wrong. It is not known what happened to Joseph P. after 1850.

In 1840, a Jesse Stagner was listed as paying taxes on 75 acres. In 1841 and 1842 he was shown as paying taxes, but no land indicated. Because of his name, location, and possible birth range, he also could have been a son of George.

In 1841 a Thomas Stagner was shown paying taxes on 160 acres. In 1842 he was shown as paying taxes, but no land was indicated. Because of his name, location and possible birth, he too could have been considered a son of George.

In 1842 a T.J. Stagner was also on the tax list. This would appear to be John (J12/13) Stagner’s son Thomas Jefferson. Per the 1860 census Thomas Jefferson was born in 1820 making him 22 years old in 1842 – legal age to be paying taxes in Kentucky.

So by 1842 both Jesse and Thomas appear to have disposed of their land, likely in preparation for the expected transition west. It has been shown that all the other living Stagners had transitioned to either Missouri or Arkansas. Again, the tax lists for Simpson County showed no Stagners on 1844 to 1848 tax lists, which were the last of the lists reviewed.

Comments regarding Court Order for James Hendricks Estate.

Of significant interest in determining the offspring of G2 was an entry in the Simpson County Court Order Books showing the names of George and Catherine, John and Ann, and Wm and Mary. The entry transcribed:

“William Wright vs John Fraley, James Bell, Wm Clack, Francis Bell, Jno Clack Senr, John Clack Junr, Polly Hendricks, widow and heir of Jas. Hendricks, decd., Wm R. Hendricks, John Hendricks, Jacob Hendricks, James Hendrick, Peter Hendricks, Joseph Hendricks, Catharine Stagner, late Catherine Hendrick & Geo Stagner, her husband, John Stagner & Ann, his wife, Wm Stagner & Mary, his wife late Mary Stagner [memo: should this be “late Mary Hendricks”?] & Jno H. Young & Frances Young his wife late Frances Hendricks, heirs of Jas. Hendricks decd; in chancery. This day came the defs by their counsel and the compl having at former period this day dismissed his bill, on motion of the defs it is decreed that compl do pay to defs their costs. 7-19-1825. A1-415.”

The interpretation of this was that there was a suit by William Wright against the estate of James Hendricks, deceased to pay a bill. Significantly the entry lists Catherine and Ann, two of the heirs. The assumption is that Catherine and Ann were sisters and daughters of James Hendricks and his spouse Polly. This means that George and his oldest son John had married sisters. This may not be significant, but it is interesting. It was known that George married Catherine Hendricks in 1805 in North Carolina, meaning that she was probably born at least before 1785. Shown in the Figure below are jhthe census summaries for James Hendricks of Rowan County in 1790, 1800, and 1810. The 1790 census shows 3 females, age not given in 1790. The 1800 census shows 4 young girls, one aged 16-25 and three at less than 10 years. The 16-25 year old would have been born between 1775 and 1784, she could have been Catherine. It was known from the 1850 and 1860 censuses described above that Catherine was born 1783/1784. It was also known from 1850 Crawford County, MO census that Ann was born in 1791. So both the 1790 and 1810 censuses support Catherine and Ann being daughters of James Hendricks and sisters. So it looks like George would have married a 21/22 year old Catherine in 1805, at which time Ann was 14 and George’s son John was also 14. It wasn’t until 13 years later, 1818, when John and Ann (27) married. So it seems strange that father and son married sisters, but the evidence points to that. Perhaps it created future issues, which is why Ann was later found in Missouri and Catherine in Arkansas and Texas.

Another interesting item in the above court order was the mention of Wm and his wife Mary. Although the document states Mary Stagner, it was believed that it should have read Mary Hendricks – why else would she be listed? Who was this William? Was it William W5/6, son of George, or another William W7/8, presumably son of J5?  Both lived in the area at the same time. It has been this researcher’s opinion that the William and Mary mentioned in the court order was W7/8, son of J5 and the primary reasons for that was :

  1. That George’s son William J. (W6) appeared to marry Rosanna Shultz.
  2. That W7/8 had a provable spouse Mary (see Butler County, KY 1850 census), however, her family name has not been listed anywhere, nor has a marriage record been found. It was assumed to be Hendricks because of the mention of William and Mary in the court order and the closeness of Simpson and Warren Counties. If the estimate is correct in the figure above where it shows Mary in James Hendricks’ census, then this Mary Hendricks could have been born between 1791 and 1800, meaning that by the 1830 census, she would have been around 38 years old.

So given that W5/6 and W7/8 were approximately the same age, it seems clear they were distinct individuals, who were members of the Stagner family and were likely cousins.

Final Timeline:

The summary timelines below show George G2 and his 8 possible sons. Note that this timeline shows a composite for G2-G5 and for W5/6, which makes the assumption that these are the same persons. The analysis was made fairly straightforward because all of the individuals lived in Simpson County during the same time frame. It can be seen that all of the boy’s birth ranges line up with G2-5’s range of having children.

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Summary

To summarize then, after leaving Rowan County, NC, it appeared that George G2-5 lived the remainder of his life in Simpson County. During his life he had children by his first wife Sarah Hillard and also his second wife Catherine Hendricks:

References Used:

[1] Simpson County Civil Order Book E, page 303, source Old Jail, Simpson County, KY

[2] Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

[3] Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

[4] Tax Books 1819-1854, Simpson County, KY, Family History Library, Microfilm 8233.

[5] Microfilm, Family History Center

[6] Tax Books, Warren County, KY, Family History Library, Microfilm             .

[7] http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1924/1924_00012276.PDF

[8] Simpson CO KY Circuit Court Orders and tax list 1826-1831

[9] Warren County KY Marriages 1797 – 1851, Have certificate Ann father –William R. Hendricks