Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Daughters of James McCarrell and Margret McKibbon

We have been fortunate to have made contact with members of the McCarrell family who have sent us some documents which were gathered by Ray McCarrell several years ago.  Some of this information is from the James McCarrell family bible, and "loose papers found in McCarrell's Old Family Bible"

I assume the photos on the left and below were information on "undated loose papers". Combining the two sources, here: 

James McCarrell Sr (1728-1813) was born in Ireland, married twice Mary Bohanan and Margaret McKibbon in Fincastle Boutetourt Co., Va.  Margaret McKibbon (1758-1819) was born in Pennsylvania and died in Knox Co. TN.

The McKibbon and McCarrell 
marriage resulted in seven daughters (11 children):

Lettis McCarrell (8 Sept 1779-April 1863) who married William Prather in 1795 in Fincastle Va. Later lived in Indiana Jennings County
Mary (Polly) McCarrell(9 Nov. 1780) who might have married a Blake lived in Virginia.  But another note says she married Theopheus Gillaspia and lives in 1819 in Virginia six miles below the mouth of the Elk on the bank of the river[I cannot read the name of the county but it would be Kanawha County today].  Their older son is named Samuel Gillapsia.
Nancy McCarrell(8 Nov. 1782)who is listed as marrying John Blake living in Ohio (Galla County) But another document says she is Nancy Gillespy living in Jasper County Indiana.
Hannah McCarrell(18 Mar 1785) married first John Eddington and second Stephen Wells.  Hannah Wells is listed as living in Missouri and attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church until 1846 when they asked for dismission.
Margaret McCarrell (17 Aug 1787)married William Graham "lives in Missouri at or near the Old Mines.  Her oldest son is named Jefferson Graham."
Janey (Tancy) McCarrell(9 May 1795-20 Dec. 1838/9)married John B. Carter in 1811
Salley McCarrell(21 Oct. 1797- 24 Jan. 1884)married James Robertson 12-14 March 1824.

Although there are many William Grahams in the early 1800's, there shouldn't be that many Margaret McCarrells who are the daughters of James McCarrell and yet we found one who was married to William Williams.  We think the two Margarets were probably related. We think that James McCarrell is the son of our ancestor by the first wife.

We may not know much about William Graham and Margaret McCarrell but we do know they were married (although we can't find the records which might have been in a courthouse which burned) due to a Family Bible belonging to. . . .a 21st century Margaret McCarrell.

I have also seen documents stating that William Graham married Hannah McCarrell which family records don't corroborate.