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Subject: Jerimiah Salyer Family Russell Co.Va.
Author: Rick Brown
Date: 26 Nov 2000 12:00 PM GMT Email:
Hello, I am Descended from one Rebecca Ann Salyers, who was the third wife of France Reynolds Porter of Moll Creek Russell County Virginia.
My Grandmother, Ethel Porter, told me that her father Francis Marion Porter told her that the parents of Rebecca Ann Salyers was David Henderson Salyer and Nancy Price from Grassy Creek Russell County Virginia. That was all the information I had to go on.
This weekend I found many discoveries. I first found a website that listed all of the Saylor/Salyers back to Sallier. Here is the link:
In there I found Scenia Salyers who was the second wife to John H. Porter and a step-mother to France R. Porter who married Rebecca Ann Salyer. Upon further inquiry I found Scenia had a brother named Henderson and Nancy Price was his wife. They only listed one child in the information: Charles Franklin Salyer. I wanted this to be so much the family I was looking for. It was, however, the right time and right place ~ Moll Creek Russell Co, VA. I searched FamilySearch.org (LDS) site and found some information in Henderson and Nancy. That information was a little confusing.
I went to Russell Co site and found two birth records for George and Mary E. Salyer to Henderson and Nancy Salyer and added them to the Charles I already had. I noticed that Nancy died in 1869 and Rebecca Ann was born in 1868 so I thought that there was still a chance I had the right couple.
Tired and exhausted I was ready to quit three times today searching. I don't usually come to this site but i thought what the hey, I've searched everywhere else.
In query for Rebecca under Salyer I found George Salyer 1854 Scott Co. and started scanning the information. Then I found your Posting. !!! :-)
Siblings of George SALYER - s/o Henderson SALYER and Nancy PRICE:
Charles Franklin b - 1852
Flanders M b - 1856
Mary E b - 22 Oct 1858
Hester J b - 23 Jul 1860
Joseph R b - 1862
Thomas N b - 1864
Rebecca b - 1869
Hope this helps.
~~***Laurie, Please tell me where to get the source information that you have or will you share your information with me..***~~
I have a Picture Of Rebecca Ann Salyer Porter with some of her children namely my Great grandma and Grandpa Porter and My grandmother Ethel Porter Please let me know what I can do to trade information. I really need the sources. Thank you !!
FYI ~ Reference~
Porter Hollow ~ VA RT 605 ~ Russell Co. VA ~ Cemeteries
Thanks to TopoZone.com ~ Maps I have found in Russell County near Grassy Creek off Rt. 71 at Moll Creek a State Rt 605 called ~ Porter Hollow ~ .There are three cemeteries in the vicinity. Porter Cem. ~ Johnson Cem. ~ and on the Other side of Rt 71 along the Moll Creek is the Salyer Cem.
Looking for any information on these cemeteries. Have they been transcribed?
Francis Porter was born 1781 married 27 November1802 Malinda Johnson (Johnston) in Wilkes Co. North Carolina.
He died about 1839, Molls Creek, Russell County Virginia
After Francis died, John H. bought Francis estate from his brothers and sisters.
John Henry Porter, son of Francis Porter and Melinda Johnson, was born 1803 Wilkes Co. North Carolina. He died 8 February 1872 in Elliott Co. Ky and buried in the Old Porter Cemetery on the Backbone in Elliott Co. Kentucky. John married February 1, 1825, Wilkes County North Carolina, Sarah “Sally” Shue in Wilkes Co. North Carolina. Sally was born 1810 North Carolina and died about 1852 in Molls Creek, Russell Co. Virginia. John married second 24 June 1855, Scenia Salyers his next door neighbor born about 1830, the daughter of Jeramiah and Mary E. GREEN Salyers.
John and Sally had 14 (possibly 15) children. After John married Scenia they had seven children. John and Scenia came to Elliott Co. Ky. in a covered wagon about 1859.
For the Mother of Scenia Salyers wife of John H. Porter on Molls' creek.
Looking for information about Mary Elizabeth Green and Jeremiah Salyers along Molls Creek Russell Co. Virgina. Their marriage, Their children, anyone researching them with history?
Letter from Mary Brown.
Thank you for the information. This is the first I've heard about Porter Hollow. I would imagine that Sally Shew is buried in the Porter cemetery there, but don't know for sure. As far as the Salyers go, the only info I have on them comes from the 1850 Russell Co Census. It shows Jerimiah, age 48 and Mary A, age 45 and the following children: Henderson 20, Cena 19, Elisabeth 13, Wesley 12, and Joseph 10. Mary A is shown as having been born in Scott Co, VA, and Jeremiah in Russell Co. As you said, the Salyers are ennumerated right after the John Porter family, indicating that they were indeed neighbors.
Any one know if there are graves along the Moll's Creek area with Porter's on them.?
Death Note20 JUL 1865 ?
Lived in Arkansas
Birth NotePer 1860 census: Dickensonville Twp., Russell Co., VA.
----------child: Salyer, Isabel Jane (1848 - 1919)
Divorce - [date: 1867]Anna Divorced Robert for adultery. (VLMCGHAN@aol.com - direct line)
Marriage NoteThe following is from Brenda Salyer dated 5 March 1997 in an e-mail message to Laurie McKenzie:
Robert Shanklin married (2) Lydia Salyer, a second cousin. Lydia's first husband was Eli Stapleton, Shanklin's nephew. They had six children.
8. Logan H. (of Moll's Creek in Russell County) married (1) Polly Belcher. Nine children. Married (2)Sarah Riddle. Two children.
9. Eliza Ann (Aunt Sissy) married Morgan Slone. Eight children.
10. Livisa E. (Visy) married John Wesley Childress. Six children.
11. Elbert (see detail)(My husband's great-grandfather)
12. Ira G. married Mary Clevinger. Twelve children.
13. Eugenia Rebecca married Howard Stanley.
----------child: Salyer, Logan H (1864 - 1947)
Marriage NoteThe following is from Brenda Salyer dated 5 March 1997 in an e-mail message to Laurie McKenzie:
Robert Shanklin Salyer was born July 20, 1825 on Copper Creek near Nickelsville, Virginia. He died July 13, 1881, near Elkhorn City, Kentucky. He is listed in the 1860 list of landholders in Wise County as owning 451 acres, of which 80 were improved with a total value of $1500. He served in the Confederate Army as a 2nd Lieutenant under Col. L.H.N. Salyer, his nephew. Shanklin married (1) Anna Easterling in 1847 and divorced her in 1867. She remarried to a Vicars. Anna and Shanklin had seven children while living in the Copper Creek area of Russell County. They were:
1. Melvina (never married)
2. Isabel Jane married Thomas Addington. Five children.
3. James Madison married Liza Ann Gardner. Three children.
4. Sarah married Levi Potter.
5. John married Nancy Kilgore. Fifteen children (six died of the flu).
6. Mary V. married David Stapleton.
7. Robert S. married Louise Kilgore.
Franklin and Lydia were second cousins. Lydia's 1st cousin was Robert Shanklin's nephew.
Burial - [place: Tulare, Tulare Co, CA]
spouse: Joseph, Charles (~1864 - 1890)
Birth Note1868 ?
spouse: Perry, Jane (*1848 - 1880)
Event Military - [date: 25 JAN 1863] [place: West Liberty, Morgan Co, KY]Rufus served in the Confederate Army: Company B, 14th Cavalry.
----------child: Salyer, Emma (~1869 - )
Marriage NoteFebruary 21, 1867 Rufus G Salyer and Jane Perry Officiating: William Salyer Witnesses: Daniel Perry, Joseph Perry, William Mynhier
Death NoteS.B. and his older sister died within days of one another.
Sammy was killed by a falling tree as a young boy.
Samuel, Sr. was born about 1787 on Boren's Creek of Rutherford County, North Carolina. He married Sarah Castle, daughter of Joseph Castle, the Indian trader. They lived about two miles southeast of present-day Nickelsville, VA, in an area called "Salyertown". Samuel bought and sold a great deal of land in the Copper Creek area of Russell County.spouse: Castle, Sarah (~1788 - )
Children of Samuel Salyer and Sarah Castle are:
i. Delilah Salyer, born ca. 1806 in Russell Co., VA; died August 3, 1865 in Scott Co., VA; married Jacob Stapleton October 20, 1824 in Scott Co., VA.
ii. John Salyer, born ca. 1808; died in infancy.
iii. Elizabeth Salyer, born ca. 1810, died (?); married Thomas Stapleton February 10, 1825 in Scott Co., VA.
iv. Samuel Salyer , Jr., born December 1813; died January 10, 1910; married (1) Lydia Culbertson July 14, 1834 in Scott Co., VA; married (2) Causby Thacker.
v. Eli S. Salyer, born 1814 in Russell Co., VA; died (?); married Dulaney Jularry Nickels May 12, 1869 in Scott Co., VA, divorced October 10, 1871 in Scott Co., VA, remarried October 18, 1887 in Scott Co., VA, divorced again 1896 in Scott Co., VA.
vi. Nancy Salyer, born ca. 1816, died (?); married Arthur Wheatley June 12, 1833 in Scott Co., VA.
vii. Sarah Salyer, born ca. 1817, died (?); married John Salyer April 27, 1865 in Scott Co., VA.
viii. Lucinda Salyer, born 1818 in Scott Co., VA; died ca. 1893 in Scott Co., VA; married Allen Nickels June 2, 1832 in Scott Co., VA.
ix. James Salyer, born ca. 1821, died (?); married (1) Melinda Castle April 23, 1843 in Scott Co., VA; married (2) Matilda Jaynes.
x. Catherine Salyer, born ca. 1824; died August 20, 1859 in Hawkins Co., TN; married Henry Miller Dean December 21, 1852 in Scott Co., VA.
xi. Robert Shanklin Salyer, born July 20, 1825 in Scott Co., VA; died July 13, 1881 in Pike Co, KY; married (1) Anna Easterling October 4, 1867 in Russell Co., VA; married (2) Lydia Salyer.
xii. Rowan Salyer, born ca. 1828 in Scott Co., VA; died May 1, 1862 in Scott Co., VA; married Mary Evelyn Phillips March 15, 1855 in Russell Co., VA.
xiii. Anna Salyer, born ca. 1830; died 1914; married Henry Castle May 3, 1846 in Scott Co., VA.
Census - [date: 1850] [place: Scott Co, VA]#483 SALYERS, Samuel 61 NC, Sarah 61, Roan 20.
The 1870 Magoffin Co. census shows Mary Auxier at age 10 in this household. Samuel Salyer was the father of several children whose mother was Margaret (Peggy) PICKELL (P'SIMER). A granddaughter of Samuel and Peggy named the children and also said that in later years her grandmother Peggy had married but she could not recall the name of her husband. In a biography written about one of these children Peggy is given as Margaret Praters. No marriage record has yet been found to indicate which Prater man Peggy may have married. Only one of Samuel's and Margaret's children was legitimized. The children of Samuel and Margaret were: Polly Ann SALYER; John P'SIMER SALYER (legitimized - 22 Mar 1873); Farelena (P'SIMER) SALYER; Filena SALYER; Samuel Jones SALYER.spouse: Arnett, Malinda (1815 - 1901)
KY State RepresentativeSalyersville, KY is named after Samuel. There is a large green book entitled SAMUEL SALYERS 1812-1890 AND OTHER RELATED SALYERS FAMILIES OF EASTERN KENTUCKY, No. 0473. Anna Salyers has a copy of this book and another red book entitled THE SALYERS FAMILY. contact Mrs. E. K. Salyers, P.O. Box 226 Nickelsville, VA 24271; Ph: 703/479-2645, or Kermit Salyers, R. 3 Box 265AA, Ferrum VA; Ph: 703/365-2005.
Burial - [place: Salyersville, Magoffin Co, KY at Samuel Salyer Cemetery]This cemetery is located in the Salyersville South Quadrangle, at the Jct of Rt 7 and Oakley Rd.
Census - [date: 1860] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]SALYER, Samuel, age 46, with wife Malinda Arnett, H34
Birth NoteBorn 19 Nov 1812 in Copper Creek, Russell Co., VA per LDS.
Marriage NoteThis is only a guess - nothing specific.
spouse: Sturgill, Araminta (*1828 - )
Event Military - [date: ABT 1854] [place: the Union Army.]
----------child: Salyer, Mahala K (1851 - )
Marriage NoteHer mother Annie Sturgell have permission for her daughter to marry.
Census - [date: 1854] [place: Floyd Co, KY]Perhaps this is the Samuel P SALYER found on the County Tax List.
spouse: Collingsworth, Elizabeth (*1834 - )
Census - [date: 1854] [place: Floyd Co, KY]Is this the Samuel P Salyer found on the County Tax List?
Death NoteSamuel very possibly died during the Civil War. He left Kentucky before 1860.
This child does not show in the 1870 Russel Co VA census. Instead there is a Wilvester listed age 3.
Burial - [date: 1941] [place: Morgan Co, KY at Grassy Creek Church]
spouse: Saylor\Sailor, Solomon (1765 - 1848)
Death NoteSarah "Sally" was a midwife. According to Court records, Sarah was a hale and hardy woman who supported herself as a midwife after Solomon's death. She died about seven years after Solomon and was about 80 years old.
Marriage NoteCould Sarah have married her father-in-law, Isaiah Salyer, Sr.?
spouse: Perry, Robert Henry (*1815 - )
Birth NotePer LDS: b. 23 Mar 1823, Quicksand, Perry Co., KY.
Lived in Texas
Birth NoteSarah was listed as 9 mo. old in the 1860 census.
Census - [date: 1860] [place: Dickensonville Twp, Russell Co, VA]
Birth NoteSarah E. and Eunice L. are twins.
Sarah was born February 12, 1862 in Russell Co., VA; died August 19, 1919 in Russell Co., VA.spouse: Burke, Isaiah Nathaniel (1862 - 1929)
Children of Isaiah Burke and Sarah Salyer are:
i. Ida Burke, born ca. 1882, died (?).
ii. Henry Burke, born ca. 1885, died (?).
iii. Mary Louvinia "Lula" Burke, born March 31, 1887 in Russell Co., VA; died June 17, 1962 in Scott Co., VA; married Charles Franklin Nickels January 12, 1907 in Scott Co., VA.
iv. Samuel Jessee Burke, born April 14, 1890; died May 6, 1913; married Addie Johnson.
v. Melvin A. Burke, born May 26, 1892; died May 27, 1911.
vi. Sherman Burke, born March 25, 1894, died (?); married Maggie Moore March 23, 1919.
vii. Hannah Marie Burke, born April 1897, died (?); married Emory Burton September 12, 1916.
viii. Frances Dollie Burke, born June 10, 1899; died August 7, 1977; married William Paris Marshall February 27, 1918.
ix. Nannie Belle Effie Burke, born July 11, 1902, died (?); married William F. Mays May 7, 1920.
x. Maudie Burke, born ca. 1904, died (?).
spouse: Gullett, Daniel (*1845 - )
Burial - [place: White Oak, Morgan Co, KY at Gullett Cemetery]
Sarah's half-brother, George M. SALYER, did not marry. He made his home with Sarah.spouse: Owens, Prock\Proctor (1875 - 1962)
Birth NoteThomas D. Allen and Elisabeth Salyer have her birthday as 21 Dec 1886.
spouse: Allen, Nancy Jane (1866 - 1950)
Occupation - [date: ABT 1890] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]
Deputy County Clerk
Burial - [place: Galdia, Magoffin Co, KY at Sebastian Salyer Cemetery]This cemetery is located in the David Quadrangle - about 1-1/4 mile on right from mouth of Long Branch off KY 7. On 30 Aug 1997, Arnoldis "Noddie" SALYER Lamb and Laurie SCARPACE McKenzie climbed the mountain where their great grandfather, Sebastian "Bass" SALYER, is buried. The cemetery is so overgrown that they had to hack their way to it. As a matter of fact, they had to hack their way down from the road to the creek, first! Then they had to find rocks to walk on to get across the creek - and then fight through all kinds of brush - wild raspberries and roses - as they climbed up the hill to the cemetery. Laurie carried a golf club, in case of snakes, and her 'cemetery' bag filled with supplies: regular gardening tools including grass/weed shears and brushes and a kneeling pad. Shaving cream was used on the markers to read the faint writing. They even had to go through barbed wire, then find a way over the fence which was around the cemetery. Of all the times to not take a pair of jeans! Laurie wore the lined pants from a warm-up suit and borrowed a denim shirt! Even so, chiggers got to her. Sebastian's mother-in-law, Sally ALLEN, is there, too, as is his daughter, Susie. Eight people are buried there all tolled. Photographs of all of the markers were taken.
Census - [date: 1900] [place: Salyersville, Magoffin Co, KY]At the time of the 1900 U.S. Census, S.B. owned his farm free and clear. He may have rented some of his land to an Allen family who could have been his wife's parents or brother. More research needs to be done. The only member of his family at that time who had schooling was Susie, who according to the census report was "at school." However, it was also noted that all members of the family were able to read, write and speak English.
Event Deed - [date: 10 DEC 1891] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]
between S B Salyer & Nancy J Salyer and David SalyerMagoffin County Kentucky: Book 10 - p 412-413:
This Deed of Conveyance made and entered into this 10 day of Dec 1891 between S B Salyer & Nancy J Salyer his wife party of the first part and Nelson Salyer party of the second part: Witnesseth: that said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars in hand paid by the party of the second part unto the party of the first part do hereby sell and convey to the party of the second part his heirs and assigns the following described property to wit: One tract of land lying and being in the County of Magoffin and state of Kentucky on long Creek a tributary of Licking river and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning on *Calvin Salyer's line at the cross fence thence with said line a south course to *Geo. Allen's line on top of the hill thence up the dividing ridge to a high knob at the Line agreed on by said parties thence down the point a north course to a birch tree thence straight line to a white oak root at the upper end of a cross fence thence down with said fence to the creek thence down said creek opposite a Mulberry tree thence up the hill a north course a straight line from the mulberry to a tall pine near top of the point thence up said point to the dividing ridge between said creek and salt lick creek thence down said ridge to Calvin Salyer's line thence with said line to the beginning: containing 150 acres by the same more or less: to have and to hold the same together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said party of the first part hereby covenants with the said party of the second part that they will warrant the title to the property hereby conveyed unto the said party of the second part and his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof the party of the first part hath hereunto subscribed their names the day and year aforesaid
S. B. Salyer State of Kentucky
Nancy J Salyer Magoffin County
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I Jno W Hammond clerk of the county court for the county and state aforesaid certify that the foregoing deed of conveyance from S. B. Salyer and Nancy J Salyer his wife to Nelson Salyer was on this 10th day of December 1891 Lodged in my office for record where upon the same together with the forgoing and this certificate hath this day been recorded in my said office
Given under my hand this 10th day of December 1891
Jno W Hammond CMCC
NOTE: Calvin Salyer was S. B. Salyer's uncle
Geo. Allen was Nancy Jane's maternal grandfather.
Event Deed - [date: 28 FEB 1896] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]
Nelson Salyer & Betty Salyer and S B SalyerMagoffin County Kentucky: Book 12 - p 250:
This deed between Nelson Salyer and Betty Salyer his wife of Magoffin County Kentucky of the first part and S.B. Salyer of Magoffin County Kentucky of the second part
Witnesseth that the party of the first part in Consideration of six hundred Dollars $600.00 in hand paid by the party of the second part unto the parties of the first ; the recipt of which is hereby acknowledged do hereby sell Grant and Convey to the party of the second part his heirs and assigns the following described property to wit: on tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Magoffin State of Kentucky, Situated on long Creek tributary Stream of Lickin River bounded as followes to wit: Beginning at the cross fence at the Creek at Calvin Salyers line straight line to the top of the high knob to a small marked Chestnut oak tree on top of the ridge to George Allens line thence up theridge Center between long Creek and licking River to S B Salyer's line, down the hill with said line to long Creek Cross the Creek up the hill to the top of the point up the point to S C Allens line with said line to the top of the ridge between Salt lick Creek and long Creek down the ridge Center to Calvin Salyers line thence down the point with said line to a high knob to same marked timber, thence a straight line down the hill with marked timber to the Creek Cross the Creek to the Beginning. Cotaining (sic) one hundred and fifty acres (150) acres be the same with all the appurtenances theron to the second party his heirs and assigns for Ever doth Covenant of General Warranty, in Testimony whereof Witness our Signatures this 28th day of Feby 1896
State of kentucky Nelson Salyer
County of Magoffin her
Betty o Salyer
I John T Wireman Deputy County Court Clerk for R C Salyer clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid do certify that on this day the foregoing deed was produced to me in the County aforesaid and acknowledged and delivered by Nelson Salyer and Betty Salyer his wife to be their act and deed. Witness my hand this 28th day of February 1896
John T Wireman Deputy Clerk
For R C Salyer CMCC
State of Kentucky
County of Magoffin
I R C Salyer Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid do certify that the foregoing deed was this day lodged in my office for record and that I have truly recorded it together with this and the foregoing certificate in my said office.
Witness my hand this 6th day of April 1896
R C Salyer C.M.C.C.
By J. C. Patrick D.C.
NOTE: Father and son trading land
Birth NoteLicking Station referred to the area around Salyersville, KY. Before 1860, Morgan Co. (formed 1823) came to about the center of Salyersville. West of this line was Morgan Co. East of this line was Floyd Co.
Death NoteSebastian died after being ambushed. The story is that he had a disagreement with someone during an election. Sebastian walked away and the other person followed him and stabbed him. "Bass" ultimately bled to death. Nothing was done about the knifing since the other fellow had relatives who had high official standing in Salyersville. You can't fight city hall!
spouse: Allen, McFarland (1894 - 1985)
Birth NoteJune 1894 per Elizabeth Salyer book.
----------child: Allen, Bazz (1909 - )
Marriage NoteHe married Stella at Marion Salyer's home. Witnesses were John Allen and Fred Salyer; Smith Whitaker was the minister.
spouse: Allen, Samuel Calaway (1890 - 1954)
Burial - [date: 30 JUN 1936] [place: Galdia, Magoffin Co, KY at Sebastian Salyer Cemetery]Susie is buried in the same cemetery as her father and maternal grandmother, Sally ALLEN Allen.
Death NoteIt is said that Susie died of syphilis contracted from her husband. Susie's sister, Grace, never spoke to Susie's husband after her death.
I found this at the KYRootsweb site:
ALLEN, Susie 45 JOHN (D) 28 Jun 1936 (M)
Residence - [date: ABT 1980]
Ted lives in Michigan.
Census - [date: 1860] [place: Dickensonville Twp, Russell Co, VA]
spouse: Barnett, Louisa (*1837 - )
Census - [date: 1860] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]Thomas L. SALYER, age 36, is listed with his wife, Violet MONTGOMERY in household 275.
----------child: Salyer, Cynthia (1845 - )
Divorce - [date: 1867]
Marriage NoteBoth Thomas and Violet were underage at the time of their marriage.
Marriage NoteThis marriage also ended in divorce - several years later.
Thomas L. Salyer was also the father of a son, Thomas, R. Salyer, whose mother was Louisa Barnett Howard, daughter of Nancy Barnett Salyer, the 2nd wife of Isaiah Salyer, Jr.spouse: Barnett, Louisa (*1837 - )
Death NoteThomas R. Salyer died at the age of 41 years, 8 months and 6 days. (Family Bible)
There was another child that died as an infant----------child: Salyer, Brian Lee (*1994 - )
Usley had the following people in her household:----------child: Joseph, William (1820 - 1911)
Raney Hensley, age 10
Rachel Craft, age 39
Logan Craft, age 11/12
----------child: Salyer, Jeremiah (1775 - 1848)
Marriage NoteTradition says that his first wife was a Salyer.
According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Betty said she was the mother of 6 children, 3 of whom were still living. Who is this 6th child?
She became Mrs. Pliny Gullett of Salyersville, Kentucky.spouse: Gullett, Pliny (*1881 - )
She became Mrs. Newcarce Sparks of Wenatchee, Washington.spouse: Sparks, Newcarce (*1881 - )
There may be other children.----------child: Risner, Ellen (1869 - )
Dates are approximate, from census.