Friday, March 3, 2017

Richard and Nancy

Source: Ancestry. Kentucky Marriage Records, 14 Dec 1829.

Above is a copy of the marriage bond for Richard Wheatley and Nancy Phillips, my 4th-great-grandparents. The bond shows that Richard and Nancy's father Morris paid a bond for 50 pounds on 14 December 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky. I have written about Richard previously, as a son of my 5th-great-grandfather Robert Wheatley. I'm a little surprised in looking back over this line that I have skipped over Richard, so I will try to rectify that here.

After Richard and Nancy were married, they settled in neighboring Warren County. The appear in the 1830 US Census.
Source: Ancestry. 1830 US Census, Warren County, KY.
Richard and Nancy had at least the following children:
- Jane Wheatley, 1831-
- Sarah Sally Wheatley, 8 May 1833-10 Apr 1899 (married David Grinstead)
- Mary H. Wheatley, 20 Dec 1835-18 Dec 1922 (married John W. Caplinger)
- Robert Jackson Wheatley, 28 Jun 1838-12 Jan 1922 (my 3rd-great-grandfather)
- Morris J Wheatley, 19 Feb 1840-17 Jan 1913
- William J. Wheatley, 13 Apr 1843-29 Jul 1915
- Anne Elizabeth Wheatley, 2 Feb 1846-25 Apr 1932
- Nancy Wheatley, 9 Feb 1847-6 Nov 1925 (married John William Beckham)
- Kitty Ann Wheatley, 1850-

Richard and family appear living next door to Richard's father Robert Wheatley in the 1840 US Census in Warren County. He was a farmer.
Source: Ancestry. 1840 US Census, Warren County, KY.
Source: Ancestry. 1850 US Census, Warren County, KY.
In the 1850 Census, Richard and Nancy were living two houses away from Nancy's father Morris Phillips. Nancy is also listed as someone who cannot read or write. The family is listed again in the 1860 US Census in Warren County, see below:
Source: Ancestry. 1860 US Census, Warren County, KY.
By 1870, my 3rd-great-grandfather Robert Jackson Wheatley and 2nd-great-grandfather Thomas were living in the household of Richard and Nancy in Warren County.
Source: Ancestry. 1870 US Census, Warren County, KY.
In the 1880 Census, Richard and Nancy were in Smiths Grove, Warren County, Kentucky. Nancy is listed as having pleurisy. Their daughter Jane could not write. Son Morris was living next door with his wife Judy and family.
Source: Ancestry. 1880 US Census, Warren County, KY.
I do not have a death record for Nancy. Richard Wheatley died on 12 April 1893 in Warren County, Kentucky.

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