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Nancy C Boydston Cocke Co TN-MO Buchanan, Platte-KS
Posted by: Cameron heath (ID *****3991) Date: April 22, 2007 at 18:38:48
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I have not been able to ascertain (for certain) who the parents were of this Jesse McPike she married when she was 21. He was from Cocke Co TN and I suspect related to William McPike and his wife Obedience Holloway. Jesse named his firstborn 'William' and this could, following tradition, be named after his 'father's father'. So a SON of William and Obedience could possibly be the father of Jesse McPike b. 1813. Does anyone have better information on this? I'd also like any oral family history from the Boydstons on why Nancy left her young son behind to be raised by his grandparents. (Nancy went on to have a very large 2nd family with 2nd husband Sanders W McComas in Jefferson Twp, Jackson Co. KS).

Sanders McComas b. 1814 Cabell Co VA (son of Moses McComas and his wife Lucy Napier) married Laura Mary Heath (daughter of Israel Heath and Elizabeth Blue) in Cabell Co VA and moved with her to Platte Co MO where she died. Her husband Sanders W. McComas, went on to marry 2nd in 1847 Nancy C. Boydston McPIKE in Platte Co. MO. Nancy was the daughter of Thomas Boydston and Elizabeth Gregg from TN. She was born 15 Oct 1813 in Cocke County, TN. She had married first 28 Aug 1834 a Jesse McPike in Clay Co. MO and had one child with him: William H. McPike born 12 Mar 1838 in Buchanan Co. MO. Rev. Jacob Faubion performed Marriage, A/136 August 28, 1834 in Clay County, Missouri for: Jesse McPike and Nancy C. Boydston. (The McPikes and Faubions were very interrelated by marriages.) Her child, William H. McPike, from her first marriage stayed behind and was raised by her father and mother, Thomas and Elizabeth Boydston who were living in Platte Twp, Buchanan Co. MO. His grandson William is enumerated in both the 1850 and 1860 census for Buchanan County. In 1860 he is 21, living with a 79 yr old grandfather and 70 year old grandmother. A William H. McPike served two enlistments for the Confederacy during the Civil War: as a Lt. in the 1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry Company E which was formed in 1861 and captured at Vicksburg in 1863, and a 2nd enlistment in the 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Company I as a Captain which was formed in 1863 and was part of the surrender in June 1865.

William H. McPike went on to marry 3 Feb 1867 in Parkville, Platte Co. MO. an Elvira ‘Elzie’Roberts 1842 KY and in 1870 after the war they were living and farming in Parkville City, Pettis Twp, Platte County, MO and had one child: Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ McPike born ca. 1869 (named after William’s grandmother Elizabeth Boydston who raised him). Elvira ‘Elzie’ (Roberts) McPike was the daughter of George Roberts b. 1814 KY and his wife Elizabeth Harris 1815 Madison Co. KY. William H. McPike died 27 April 1877 (about age 38) in Spring Hill, Johnson Co. KS and is buried in Parkville, Platte Co. MO. By 1880 Elzie McPike was living alone with her 11 yr old daughter, still in Pettis Twp, but William H McPike is not there. On 20 Nov 1881 Elvira ‘Elzie’ McPike remarried ain Parkville, Platte Co. MO, a William J. Fulton, b. 10Nov 1832 NJ who was 67 yrs old when she was 46 and she still had 27 yr old Elizabeth with her. By 1910 Elzie (McPike) Fulton was still in Pettis Twp, widowed and now 73. Her daughter Elizabeth was not with her.

Jesse McPike it is believed was a descendant of William McPike and Obedience Holloway from Cocke Co. TN where the Boydston family also resided.They had a son named Jesse B McPike b. 1794 who married in 1815 Mary Holland. He may have been a son of one of William McPike’s sons. Jesse was born ca. 1813. (He named his firstborn also William which lends more weight to this possibility if they followed the traditional naming pattern of naming the firstborn after the father’s father.)

Sanders W. McComas who ofen just went by ‘SW ‘McComas was first in Platte Co. Mo then moved on to Jackson County, Kansas. In 1855 he became one of the first settlers to Jefferson Township, Jackson Co. KS. 2nd wife Nancy Boydston McPike went with him and her brother Nat was also found to have lived there. (Nat for Nathaniel).

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