Genealogical Records
and Correspondence of
Margaret A. McLallen
a native of
Whitley County Indiana

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Over a 30 year period various pieces of Genealogical and Historical Correspondence
related to Whitley County and its families was shared with me by my cousin
Margaret A. McLallen, a native of Whitley County.

Through this page I hope to share this correspondence with others.
There is no order to what I am entering so check back often as material is found and entered.

Where ever you see [ ], these are comments written in by Miss McLallen.


Letter forwarded by Margaret A. McLallen to Donald Gradeless early 1970's

Letter dated 7/15/71 from Mrs. H. R. Saffell, Jr., 713 E. Maple Ave., El Segundo, Calif. 90245::

Mr. M. A. McLallen 1514 Southest Bybee Bybee apts 6 Portland, Oregon 97202

Dear Sir

Your ad in "Gateway" is interesting and most surprising. I did not know Rebecca's Maiden name and had assumed she was from one of the old Dutch families of NY or NJ to Penn. As far as I know I am not interested in the Hopkins family, but the Kirkendall family, their children married. Where it may or may not be the correct line I want, I don't know--I'm having to prove my line by elimination.

Pg. 140 Wills of Allegheny Co Penn
Edward Hopkins of Mifflin Twp. 10/10/1806 proved 12/31/1806. To wife Rebecca land on water of Sciota; children: Moses, Robert, Matthew to divide this land between them (Robert & Mathew) under age), Mary Waugh, Sarah Herron, Rebecca Logan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Phebe Kykendall, Rachel Hopkins and Nancy Hopkins (last 2 under age); Excrs: wife Rebecca and son Moses. Wit: John Allen and Coartien King. Book 1 page. 223.

Soldiers War of 1812, Fayette Co., Ohio
Moses Hopkins, private in Capt. Samuel Davis Mounted Company, Ross Co., Ohio. -b 3/24/1780 Washington Co Penn or Monmouth Co. NJ. -d 9/7/1839. Buried Methodist Cemetery, Frankfort, Ross Co., Ohio. He md Marcy Kirkendall before 1800 in Washington Co., PA. She -b 10/22/1781 Penn -d 4/22/1825 buried Waugh cemetery Ross Co., Ohio. He 2n md Sarah Somerset, she buried with him in Frankfort.

Chn:	Rebecca Hopkins  -b	 8/15/1801  Pa dy
	Edward   		11/22/1802  "  "
	Christiana		 6/26/1807  Pa " md Mr. Andrews
	Jeremiah		 6/14/1804  "    md Nancy Claypool 2/15/1827
	Phoebe   		11/21/1810  Pa
	Martin    		 6/22/1809  Pa
	Charity   		 2/18/1813  Ohio
	Elizabeth   		 2/23/1815  "
	Nancy    		 8/ 5/1817  "
	Moses    		 9/ 7/1919  "
     by 2nd wife
	Wm. Fletcher		 7/ 4/1831  Ross Co Ohio
	Marcy     		11/22/1832
	Louiza   		 5/ 6/1835
	Rebecca Jane		 1/ 3/1838
"History Crawford & Clark Co Ill" pub 1883 by Perrin
Dolson Twp Sperry Claypoole, farmer, P.O. Marshall -b Licking Co Ohio 7/3/1813. His father Wm. Claypool a native of Hardy Co Va -b 7/3/1781 a/o John Claypool, who came from England, Wm. Claypool in War 1812 and -d Spring of 1845. The mother of our subject a native of Va & -d Delaware Co., Ohio. The parents had 11 chn who lived to maturity, our subject bring 5th child. He received his early education in the old subscription schools of Ross Co. Ohio and also attended school a short time in Delaware Co Ohio to which county his parents removed in spring of 1825 where out subject lived about 10 yrs. He md in Ross Co., Ohio 1/19/1835 to Nancy Kirkendall -b 10/25/1810 in Ross Co., Ohio d/o Jeremiah & Phoebe (Hopkins) Kirkendall who came from Penn. In 1839 our subject came to his present place & purchased 320 ac to which he has made several subsequent additions. He has now a farm of 195 ac having distributed large portions of his land to his boys. Mrs. and Mr. Claypool are parents of 7 chn all of whom have farms in immediate vicinity. They are" Jeremiah, Isaac, Joseph, Elijah, Elisha, John & Nancy. They are members of Blue Grass Christian Church.

In "History of Morrow Co Ohio" you will find Sperry's brother Jacob. Most of the Claypools above are buried in Greenmoss & Blue Grass Cem.

I've been told that in the book "The Claypoole Family in America" by Mrs. Evelyne Claypool Bracken that the family of Wm. Claypool & Sarah Sperry was taken from Bible records. Also of interest of their chn:

From Tax lists, Deeds, Census etc. I know Jeremiah Kirkendall & Phebe Hopkins were in Concord twsp Ross Co., Ohio, Jeremiah died before 1840 census and Phebe was still there with 2 sons in 1850, the son Harvey was in Civil War and died in Tazewell Co., Ill. (Other Kuykendall in Ross Co., from W.Va. from Ben's bro John)

There is a Will in Allegheny Co., PA which also fills the bill--Mifflin twsp 1818 James Kuykendall mentions first wife Christine & their chn: Henry, Charity, Allen, Eleanor, Mary, Christopher, Samuel, Roses, Missey, Mathew, Christina, & James. His 2nd wife Catherine Everly c/o Leonard & their Chn: ?Andrew, Leonard & Joseph.

His first wife Christine was d/o Henry Huffman of Knowlron twsp Sussex Co., NJ which today would be near Columbia, Warren Co., NJ from Mortgage Book P pg. 63-4 stating James & Christine lived Mifflin Twsp Allegheny Co., PA. 3/28/1797 & signed in presence of Jeremiah Allen & Thomas Hazen it was not recorded until 5/91806. [They sell her inheritance]

PROBLEM: "Kuykendall Family" by Geo. B. Kuykendall pub 1919 on pg. 279 a Mrs. Klingensmith says her father was Andrew & his father as Jeremiah. Jeremiah's wife was Catherine Everly. Andrew had 12 half bros. & sis.. & 2 full brothers. The full bros.: Joseph & Leonard & 1/2 bros. she could only remember Christopher, Samuel & Jeremiah. They lived in Allegheny Co., Washington Co. & Armstrong Co., Penn. --she has more or less substituted Jeremiah for James in her story vs. the will.

Other Kuykendall, Kirkendall, Kikendall wills in this area of Penn--Benj. 1789 was s/o Jacob & he lived NYU, Hampshire Co., W. Va & Penn Allegheny Co., Lewis 1789 had been bapt. Leur 1706 & is 1st cousin of Benj. James, if we could prove his age. possibly be Lewis son. If not then another family is also there. In later years these people drop down into Northern Neck of W. Va. and into Ohio.--early 1800

This may help you with Edward Hopkins & who his children were. But of no help on Rebecca,. If she is related to Wm. Penn some data might be found regarding her in the Penn Quaker records; or in Penn Archives I can't remember series or volumes that have Quaker records in them. In Pub of Gen. Soc. of Pa in some volumes have early Quaker Records.

Sincerely Arlene Saffell



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