Levin (b c 1795) was my gg grandfather. This is what I've gathered on him and his family.
Levin (born c 1795, NC based on census records) married Mary Polly Hendricks (b around 1790, NC). They had six children: Henry, Calvin, Milie Jane (also spelled Miley), Delila, Febie (Phoebe) Polly Ann.
In the 1850 Overton County census, the Levin Killman family consisted of Levin age 55, Mary age 60, Henry age 21 and Miley age 20. Levin and Mary were listed as being born in North Carolina. The children were born in Tennessee.
Henry was born December 7, 1826 and married Susan Hopper. According to The Nashville Christian Advocate, (September 10, 1896 ), Henry moved to Taney Co., Mo. about 1873 where he died July 30, 1896. He left a widow and three children, a half-sister, Sarah Jenings and a brother, Calvin Killman in Cumberland Co., Ky.
Calvin married a woman named Martha but nothing is known about Delia, Febie or Polly Ann.
Miley Jane married Milton Thurman (my great granddad) around 1850 and they lived on a farm in Sweet Gum Plains, Overton County, Tennessee (in 1870, that part of the county became Clay County). Their children were Milton, Mary Ann (called Polly Ann), Judah, John, Robert, George and Catherine Elizabeth. Miley died in 1871 and was buried in the Thurman Cemetery on Pea Ridge in Clay County, TN.
Stephen Killman, Henry's son and Levin's grandson, lived in Mincy, Taney County, MO in 1908 when he filed an application to the Guion Miller Commission seeking a headright for being part of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee tribe. In his application, Stephen said his great grandfather's wife was Jensy Brandhead (or Broadhead) who was Cherokee.
1. You say Henry married Jensie Broadhead (which fits family tradition and Stephen's application) in 1807 but that Levin was born around 1780.
QUESTIONS I HOPE YOU CAN ANSWER: Do you know if Jensie Broadhead was Cherokee? Were Henry and Jensie living in common law when Levin was born? Is this the same Levin who married Mary Polly Hendricks?
If the answers are yes, then some blank spaces will be filled in for me.
Thanks, Bob Thurman firstname.lastname@example.org
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