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Re: Isabella Elizabeth Futhey
Posted by: Bill LaBach (ID *****2272) Date: March 26, 2002 at 18:10:27
In Reply to: Isabella Elizabeth Futhey by Bill Boone of 74

Hi Bill,
According to family tradition, Isabella Futhey married Alexander McClelland around 1790 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. The records of the Fayette County Clerk's Office burned in 1803 and there are no marriage records from before that date. Also according to family tradition she was the daughter of Robert Futhey. There was a Futhey family in Lexington, KY. Off the top of my head I recall this to be the family of Benjamin Futhey. I think the family tradition must be wrong and Isabella was the daughter of Benjamin. There is no record a Robert Futhey was ever in Fayette County, KY. There is no proof of who Isabella's were and I doubt any will ever turn up. According to the same family tradition or later efforts of family genealogists many years ago, Alexander McClelland was the son of William McClelland of Millersburg, KY. There seems to be a 99.99% probability this is false. No parents or siblings of Alexander McClelland are known. The children of Alexander McClelland are much in doubt. See my web site at This is an area in which much nonsense has been written and in which records are very scarce. The much circulated story about how Isabella was a descendant of the pirate, Captain Kidd, is almost certainly false and there is no evidence whatever to support it. Captain Kidd had two daughters but nobody knows anything about descendants. If anybody has any hard information, I wish they would come forth with it. Bill LaBach in Lexington, KY. P.S. Alexander McClelland moved to Montgomery County, Kentucky in 1795. Confederate troops intentionally burned the Courthouse at Mt. Sterling in 1863 destroying all marriage records there. Alexander could have been married more than once but there is no way anyone will ever know. The family Bible was left to Alexander's son, Alexander. It is believed he is the Alexander McClelland who later turned up in Putnam County, Indiana [no proof]. The family Bible has never surfaced and may or may not still exist.

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