ALLEY - Peter H. Alley was born in 1826 in Pike County, Kentucky. His father was Paul Alley, born 1798 in the Clinch River
Valley of Virginia, and Rebecca WILLIAMSON, b. 1805. Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin Williamson and his wife Lucretia Scott,
lived near the Kentucky-West Virginia border. The story of her grandfather, Alden Williamson, will be featured on the unusual
Paul was the son of Peter Alley, Sr., b. 1759, and Jane HUNDLEY, b. 1767, the grandson of James Alley,Sr.,
b. 1728 in Henrico Co., Va. and the great grandson of Thomas Alley.
James Alley will be featured on the unusual ancestors
BARRETT - Isaac Charles Barrett was born in 1857, in Tazewell County, Virginia. Isaac was the son of John Thomas Barrett,
born 1833, in Tazewell County, and his wife Catherine BEAVERS.
John T. Barrett's parents were Robert Barrett, b.
1803, the son of Thomas Barrett and Mary McINTOSH and Margaret MAXWELL, b. 1798, the daughter of James Maxwell and Mary WITTEN,
whose grandfather Thomas Witten had been an early settler in the Tazewell area. James Maxwell's own grandfather, the elder
James Maxwell was a brave and hardy pioneer; we may put some data about him on the site.
The wife of John Thomas
Barrett also had an interesting family - Catherine Beavers had as parents William Beavers and Nancy HARRISON. William's parents
were Robert (Robin) Beavers and Catherine HARMAN, daughter of Matthias Harman, whose biography may be found on the unusual
ancestors page. Nancy was the child of Alexander Harrison and Malvina HARMAN of another branch of the large German family.
Isaac Charles Barrett married Harriet WALKER, daughter of William P. WALKER and Margaret M. STEELE. The story of her family
will be found elsewhere on the site when construction is completed.
BEAVERS - William Beavers of Tazewell County Virginia, son of Robert "Robin" Beavers and Catherine HARMAN, married
Nancy HARRISON, daughter of Alexander Harrison and Malvina Harman (Henry Harman's daughter).
Catherine's mother was
Lydia SKAGGS, daughter of James Skaggs, one of the longhunters who made trips into Kentucky when it was a wilderness. Her
father, a famous fighter, Matthias HARMAN, will be featured on the "Unusual ancestors" Page. William Beavers and
Nancy Harrison, had a daughter, Catherine Beavers who married John Thomas BARRETT, b. 1833 in Tazewell Co., Va. Some of their
children and grandchildren would eventually emigrate to Kentucky, traveling by covered wagon to take jobs in the lumber industry.
CARTERS - Frances Carter, b. 1826 in Bath County, Kentucky was the mother of Lillie Carter Henry, b. 1880, Ezel (Morgan Co.)
Kentucky. Frances, who married Michael HENRY, was the daughter of Elijah Carter, b. 1799 in Buckingham Co., Va.; Elijah's
parents were Joseph Carter and Magdalin CHASTAIN. The mother of Frances was Eliza RAGLAND, the daughter of James Ragland
and Rhoda Chastain.
CASSADY - William Cassady, b. 1835 in Lawrence Co., Kentucky, married Tamsey MOORE, b. about 1838-1839, daughter of Samuel
Moore and Thursy HARDIN. William was the son of Benjamin Cassady, b. 1800 in Virginia, one of the early residents of what
is now Martin County, Kentucky. William was the grandson of Thomas Cassady, Revolutionary War Soldier and spouse of Mary Corder).
Thomas came to Kentucky from Tazewell County, Virginia. William's Uncle Phillip will be featured on the unusual ancestors
William's mother, Juliet HELVEY, born around 1805, was the daughter of Jacob Helvey and Susannah HALL. The name
Helvey was changed by Jacob's father Adam from the German Helwig to Helvey. Susannah's parents were William Hall, b. around
the mid- 1740s in Culpepper Co., Va. and Mary Grayson, also from Culpepper, daughter of John Grayson. The Halls moved from
Culpepper to Tazewell County, Virginia, an early pioneer settlement on the "western" frontier.
Web Sites Useful for Families on This Page
Dorsey Jude's Eastern Kentucky site