Yes. The easiest way to locate the list is to visit
, scroll down to Mailing Lists, click on
Surname List Finder, and enter Stapleton (or Lewis). Like Thurmon, I also
descend from Cyrus Sackett and Nancy Ann Stapleton through their son,
----- Original Message -----
From: "J CARPENTER" <pjtc(a)verizon.net>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: [SACKETT] Lewis & Sackett Families
Thanks so much! I think I have read some of this before, but there is more
here than I remember. Or else I overlooked some of the details the first
time, which is also quite possible. I have tried for years to get more on
the Lewises. My husband also had some Lewises in his family, and I've
always wondered if our lines might have overlapped at that point. The
Stapleton and Lewis mailing lists you mentioned--do they still exist? Do
you have addresses for them?
On Jul 25, 2011, at 8:43 PM, Thurmon wrote:
> I, too, descend from Cyrus Sackett and Nancy Ann Stapleton through their
> son, Samuel Sackett who moved to Adams Co., Indiana. Back in 1999, after
> had subscribed to the Sackett mainling list; I made contact with Ruth
> Rawlings, one of the first members of the mailing list. After her
> and the death of her husband, Ruth spent one summer in Rowan Co., NC
> researching the Stapleton and Lewis families. After Ruth moved to
> WA, we met and she gave me access to all of her notebooks and copies of
> I also subscribed to the Stapleton and the Lewis mailing lists and did my
> "rabble rouzin'" there.
> The document below includes some of the information I compiled from those
> My Burning Question
> When I started my research into the ancestry of Nancy Anne Stapleton, I
> envisioned a rather simple process of finding a pedigree from some
> source with some good notes and that would be that. However, I quickly
> that there was an interesting question that needed an answer. Finding an
> answer to that question has led to research into the movements of seven
> different families who lived in the Rowan County area of North Carolina
> the 1760s to the early 1800s.
> Perhaps I should start with the question which led to my long and
> quest. The early information I had for Nancy Anne Stapleton indicated
> she was born in 1767 in Rowan Co., NC. (I learned that it was c. Feb,
> in Harford Co., MD.) Nancy's father, Joseph Stapleton, was born 1742 in
> Maryland moved to North Carolina about 1774 and died in 1776 in Rowan
> NC. Nancy Anne married Cyrus Sackett on January 10, 1792 in Bourbon Co.,
> The marriage bond for this marriage gave her name as Anne Steepleton,
> indicated she was still a single woman though she was about 25 years of
> My question was this: With whom did she travel from North Carolina to
> Kentucky, and when?
> My first theory was that Nancy's mother had remarried and that the family
> arrived in Kentucky under another surname. However, this theory was "shot
> down" early in my research when records revealed that Nancy's three
> were married in Rowan Co., NC. between 1789 and 1795. Why was Nancy in
> Kentucky in January of 1792?
> My next theory was developed when I received information that indicated
> Nancy's older sister Hannah had married Daniel Lewis, Jr. "about 1792"
> that Daniel had moved to Kentucky. Perhaps Nancy had moved along with
> Lewis, Jr. and Hannah (Stapleton) Lewis when they moved to Kentucky.
> The puzzle became more involved when I gained access to the research
> of Ruth E. Rawlings, another Sackett researcher who had done research in
> Rowan Co., NC. Through these notes I learned that following the death of
> Joseph Stapleton in 1776 that his widow, Sarah, had signed the Stapleton
> property over to Hugh Cathey. Then on August 6, 1777 Sarah Stapleton had
> "bound out" her three older daughters until their 18th birthdays. Hannah,
> age 11, was bound to Hugh Cathey, Anne, age 9 yrs. 6 months, was bound to
> John Lowry, and Avis, age 8, was bound to James Bailey. The three
> "bound out" would have completed their obligations; Hannah in 1784, Anne
> 1786, and Avis in 1787. Based upon the ages given on August 6, 1777 we
> have; Hannah b. 1766, Nancy Anne b. c. Feb 1768 (this would adjust her
> at the time of her marriage to almost 24 yrs), Avis b. 1769. The fourth
> daughter, Rachel was about 5 years of age and appears to have remained
> her mother.
> It was suggested that Nancy Anne might have made the move with some of
> Lowry family who were said to have moved to Kentucky about that time.
> According to the land records researched by Ruth Rawlings, John Lowry was
> still in Rowan Co., NC. in 1803 when he transfered some land at that
> So the Lowry connection was essentially discounted.
> The marriage for Hannah Stapleton to Daniel Lewis, Jr. was adjusted from
> "about 1792" to 1788 after reading a paper written by researchers of the
> Lewis family based upon his entries into his family Bible. In the Lewis
> family Bible, the birth of his first child is given as: "Sarah Lewis born
> May 15, 1789 was deceased the sixteenth month of her age." A grave marker
> the Old Mocksville Cemetery, Mocksville, NC. reads: "Here lies the body
> Sarah Lewis who departed this life August the seventh 1789 in the
> month of her age." The theory that Nancy had moved to Kentucky with
> and Hannah (Stapleton) Lewis was totally destroyed when it was revealed
> Daniel Lewis, Jr. was executor of the will of Daniel Lewis, Sr. on March
> 1802 and made the final transaction relating to his father's estate on
> 12, 1804.
> Other information gained from the Lewis family researchers indicated that
> Avis Stapleton had married Abram Van Eaton December 17, 1789. Abram and
> had also moved from Rowan Co., NC. to Kentucky and on to Ohio. Further
> information revealed that Abraham Van Eaton was on the tax list for
> Co., KY. in 1791! It was also revealed that Abraham Van Eaton was a
> minister. We had known from biographical articles about Cyrus and Nancy
> Sackett published in Greene Co., OH. that Cyrus and Nancy were life-long
> Baptists. It began to look as though I had discovered the travelling
> companions of Nancy Anne on her move from North Carolina to Kentucky. And
> is doubtful that in that period of time, with the many troubles with the
> Indians, that the Van Eaton family would have made the journey alone.
> Contact with a researcher who descends from Hugh Cathey of Rowan Co., NC.
> revealed some more interesting bits of information: "The last record in
> Rowan County I have for Hugh Cathey is a tax list dated 3 August 1785
> his name is crossed out, indicating to me that he probably moved from the
> county. Hannah would have turned 18 the previous year and may not have
> traveled with the Cathey family."
> "I'm not sure when Hugh migrated to Kentucky, but by 25 August 1791 in
> Mercer County there is a document of manumission from Margaret Coburn
> freeing Dinah, a mulatto woman slave. Hugh was a witness (along with the
> famous pioneer James Harrod). Margaret Cathey had married Samuel Coburn
> therefore, was Hugh's aunt. (Note: It is possible this reference could be
> for Samuel and Margaret's daughter, also named Margaret.)"
> "James Bailey also journeyed to Kentucky and shows up on the 1790 tax
> for Lincoln County. There are some records of Hugh in Mercer, Lincoln and
> Logan Counties, KY. Sometime after 1800 but by 1 June 1810 Hugh was one
> the first members of Bethberel Presbyterian Church in the part of Bedford
> County, TN that would become Marshall County. There are a few records of
> there interacting with kinsmen Neil and Cathey. The last record I have
> Hugh Cathey is 12 February 1817 in Bedford when he witnessed a land sale.
> suspect he died soon after."
> "I recognize this doesn't help you find the Stapleton girls. I have not
> across John Lowry, but I haven't looked for him. Since Hugh Cathey and
> Bailey moved to KY probably before 1790 it is possible they all traveled
> together ... - Bill Timmons (by e-mail)".
> It would appear that the Van Eaton family and Nancy Anne Stapleton
> made the move from Rowan Co., NC. to Kentucky along with the families of
> Hugh Cathey and James Bailey. After they reached Kentucky the different
> families went their different ways.
> While those of us researching the Sackett family knew that Cyrus and
> Ann (Stapleton) Sackett lived in Bourbon Co., KY from their marriage in
> January 1792 until they made the move to Greene Co., OH. in October 1799;
> had not been aware of the very definate possibility that the move was
> along with Abraham and Avis (Stapleton) Van Eaton. Records indicate that
> Abraham Van Eaton served on a jury in Greene Co., OH. in 1802. He
> title to his land in Sugar Creek Twp, Greene Co., OH. in 1803.
> According to Rowan Co., NC records the youngest of the Stapleton sisters,
> Rachel, married Joel Lewis, Sr. in January 1795. Joel Lewis, Sr., b.
> was the son of Joseph Lewis m.Sarah Lewis, a sister to Daniel Lewis, Jr.
> There is no known relationship between Joseph and Sarah although I saw
> source which stated that Joseph Lewis and Daniel Lewis, Sr.were brothers.
> Following the sale of the land from the estate of Daniel Lewis, Sr. in
> Co., NC on August 17, 1804; it appears that Daniel Lewis, Jr. and his
> left Rowan Co in 1805 and went KY where they wintered in Crab (Apple)
> Orchard, KY. In the spring of 1806 they continued their move (probably
> accompanied by Joel Lewis, Sr. and his family) and ended up at Bell
> Greene Co., OH. where the four Stapleton sisters were reunited for a
>> From a letter written 27 Jan 1806 by Cyrus Sackett from Sugar Creek,
> Co., OH. to his brother Dr. Cyrus Sackett in Fayette Co., PA. :
> "... Their is a
> great many [people] that comes from up the River
> to this cuntry their is people from all
> parts of the Union to this State and a
> mongst the rest my Wife had a Brother in law and her
> oldest Sister com hear that she has not seen
> for this Seven teen years ..."
> So, my quest for an answer to the question as to who Nancy Anne Stapleton
> traveled with from Rowan Co., NC. to Bourbon Co., KY. led to the
> story of how the four Stapleton sisters and their spouses all ended up in
> Bell Brook, Greene Co. OH. in 1806 after 17 years of separation.
> Thurmon King
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J CARPENTER" <pjtc(a)verizon.net>
> To: <lrlewis(a)comcast.net>
> Cc: <sackett(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 10:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [SACKETT] Lewis & Sackett Families
>> I'm sure a lot of us would be interested in information on the Lewises.
>> for one, would really like to hear more about your Lewis and Stapleton
>> connections, since I'm descended from Cyrus Sackett and Nancy Stapleton.
>> My database shows that Nancy's mother (Sarah) was a Lewis and that two
>> her sisters married Lewises (Daniel and Joel, Jr), but I don't know
>> branch of the Lewis family they came from.
>> I'm sending a separate message welcoming you to TSFA membership. I look
>> forward to exchanging info about the Lewises and Stapletons!
>> Jean Carpenter
>> TSFA Registrar
>> On Jul 25, 2011, at 11:29 AM, lrlewis(a)comcast.net wrote:
>>> My G grandfather, James Stapleton Lewis, had a son named Cyrus Sackett
>>> Lewis (b. 1870; d. 1874--Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah). James is the
>>> of Joel Lewis (1776-1840) and Rachel Stapleton.
>>> Because James named family members after those he knew, I believe there
>>> is some connection between the Lewis and Sackett family--likely in the
>>> I'd like to join the association. I may have things to contribute, and
>>> the association may have things to help my FH.
>>> Lee Lewis
>>> 1403 Locust Ave.
>>> Clovis, CA 93611
>>> (559) 298-2526
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