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From: "Marian Sarantha" <>
Subject: Re: ADKINS/ATKINS, SLAGLE, SMITH, PATTON, MASSENGALE, COOPER in Wayne County, KY
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 09:33:31 -0700
Correction to this message: Flo Kockritz is on this list!!
From: Marian Sarantha <>
To: GAY kENNEDY <>;
Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: ADKINS/ATKINS, SLAGLE, SMITH, PATTON, MASSENGALE, COOPER in
Wayne County, KY
>There are numerous references to "Raccoon" Smith, preacher, including two
>marriages, in June Baldwin Bork's Wayne County, KY Marriages & Vital
>Records. I do not own the books--they are out of print--but managed to
>the Smith records from all four volumes since I, too, am researching Smiths
>in Wayne County. Will try to get back to you today, which is unlikely
>I'll be away most of the day and this evening. But I won't forget you.
>Please let me know if you receive another response before I start going
>through the 3" of records. There are indices, but by surname only, so each
>Smith entry in the index has to be individually researched. I am happy to
>do this for you because a subber on another list just this morning provided
>important clues on my James Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald from Pulaski files.
>Thank you, Flo Kockritz!!
>Regards, Marian Sarantha
>From: GAY kENNEDY <>
>Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 7:08 AM
>Subject: Re: ADKINS/ATKINS, SLAGLE, SMITH, PATTON, MASSENGALE, COOPER in
>Wayne County, KY
>>Have been watching your SMITH discussions and wonder if
>>any of you have information on "Racoon" John SMITH, an
>>early migrating? preacher in the Cumberland River area. Am
>>interested in his heritage, ie his place & DOB,parents, wife,
>>children, etc. Would be most appreciative if this information
>>could be supplied by anyone in this group OR if you could
>>inform as to where it could be found. Thanks.
>>> From: Fay Clark <>
>>> Subject: Re: ADKINS/ATKINS, SLAGLE, SMITH, PATTON, MASSENGALE, COOPER in
>>Wayne County, KY
>>> Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 8:58 PM
>>> Now that's an interesting tidbit...too bad there isn't more
>>> information. According to Jack Ferguson (Early Times...), Philip Smith,
>>> eldest of George Smith's sons, married Emily "Millie" Atkins on January
>>> 11, 1798, probably in East Tennessee. In Sullivan County, TN, she and
>>> her brother Owen Jr. hid in a hollow log while her parents and two other
>>> children were massacred by Indians in 1790. Philip traveled from
>>> Clinton Co to TN to get her, so presumably he knew her in VA before
>>> coming to KY; he was born in Botetourt Co, VA, and lived in the Valley
>>> of the Holston and Powell's Valley in their westward migration. The
>>> Smiths were the 2nd known family to have settled in then Wayne County
>>> (now Clinton).
>>> Anna Mariah Smith, a ggranddaughter of Philip & Millie, married
>>> Alexander Patton. Their grandson Arthur married Myrta Massengale, the
>>> ggranddaughter of Rosanah Slagle & Wm Massengale. I also have a Wm
>>> Massengale married to Martha Slagle. All these families lived within a
>>> (say) 8 mile radius of Poplar Mountain (Gap Creek area). I'm not sure
>>> where Mt. Pisgah is in relationship to this area of Wayne County that
>>> borders Clinton County, but I think my Smith/Atkins and
>>> Massengale/Slagle ties may provide some clues into the origins of at
>>> least your Adkins line.
>>> Fay Clark
>>> I have a Granville Smith, and several Wayne County Coopers in my
>>> database, too. I think the Coopers are all connected with my
>>> Higginbotham line.
>>> In the pages you copied, you wouldn't happen to have the following
>>> Slagle family listed, would you?
>>> Descendants of Cynthia Slagle
>>> 1 Cynthia SLAGLE b: Abt. 1805 in VA
>>> ..... 2 George SLAGLE b: Abt. 1832 in KY
>>> ......... +Sarah PRIVITT
>>> ..... 2 Rosanah J. ""Rosey" Slagle" SLAGLE b: 22 Nov 1834 in Wayne
>>> County, KY d: 21 Aug 1897 in Clinton County, KY
>>> ......... +William MASSENGALE b: 01 Sep 1829 in Morgan County, TN d: 21
>>> Feb 1917 in Clinton County, KY
>>> ..... 2 Keeton SLAGLE b: Abt. 1835
>>> ..... 2 Martin SLAGLE b: Abt. 1836
>>> ..... 2 Salley SLAGLE b: Abt. 1838
>>> ..... 2 Melissey SLAGLE b: Abt. 1840
>>> George Vaughn wrote:
>>> > I am a descendant of Benjamin Adkins father of Mary "Polly" Adkins who
>>> > was married May 27, 1830 to Harmons Cooper. All I have is a family
>>> > group sheet which lists John Granville Cooper born 1841 Mt Pisgah
>>> > County KY married July 11, 1863 Mary Martha Griffith. This
>>> > came from the book:
>>> > Harmons Cooper & Moses Slagle of Wayne County, Kentucky & Iowa & Their
>>> > Descendants. By Rosalie L Cooper Leavelle. (Privately printed, 1983
>>> > 292 full - name index photos. Cloth, $25.00 from the author. 555
>>> > Thornhill Rd., Palm Springs, Ca 02262) Copied from p 169 of 1985 KY
>>> > Ancestors V20-3
>>> > I have no information relative to the availability of the book. I just
>>> > copied the review and the family group sheets for my files. I am a
>>> > descendant of George Frederick Cooper of Wayne County and had always
>>> > been told that I was related to most of the other Coopers of Wayne
>>> > County but did not know how until I found this book. There is a copy
>>> > the book in the Wayne County Library in Monticello, KY and in the
>>> > Historical Society Library in Frankfort.
>>> > Harmons is buried in the Cooper Adkins Cemetery in the Mt Pisgah area.
>>> > It is a small cemetery in a pine woods. A sign says that it is
>>> > maintained by descendants of Benjamin Adkins and Harmons Cooper. I
>>> > like to know the names and addresses of the caretakers.
>>> > George Vaughn
>>> > Greg and Linda Dye wrote:
>>> > >
>>> > > Interested in information on Harmon COOPER who married Polly ADKINS
>>> > > Wayne Co. around 1820,,,,and their children,,,,,,,especially John
>>> > > COOPER who was born in Wayne Co. around 1841.
>>> > > I believe Harmon was the son of William Isaac COOPER.
>>> > > Thanks for any info you have.
>>> > >
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