Descendants of David Rankin


 

Generation No. 1

1.  DAVID1 RANKIN was born Bet. 1695 - 1700 in North Ulster, Ireland, and died Abt. 1768 in Frederick County, VA.  He married JENETTE MCCORMICK.         

Child of DAVID RANKIN and JENETTE MCCORMICK is:

2.                i.       DAVID2 RANKIN, b. 1726, Frederick County, VA; d. 1795, Harrison County, KY.

  

Generation No. 2

2.  DAVID2 RANKIN (DAVID1) was born 1726 in Frederick County, VA, and died 1795 in Harrison County, KY.  He married HANNAH PROVINCE, daughter of THOMAS PROVINCE and SARAH HACKNEY.  She was born 1741.

Children of DAVID RANKIN and HANNAH PROVINCE are:

                   i.       ANN3 RANKIN, m. GENERAL CRAWFORD.

                  ii.       JENNY (JANE) RANKIN, m. JAMES BLACKBURN.

                 iii.       MARY RANKIN, m. NATHAN RAWLINGS.

                 iv.       SARAH RANKIN, m. UNKNOWN ROBERTS.

3.               v.       THOMAS RANKIN, b. December 18, 1751, Frederick County, VA; d. March 25, 1820, Harrison County, KY.

                 vi.       HANNAH RANKIN, b. Abt. 1760; m. DR. GAVIN MORRISON.

                vii.       DAVID RANKIN, b. Abt. 1765; m. SALLY WHITSON.

               viii.       LETITIA RANKIN, b. Abt. 1766; m. CAPT. JAMES HAYES.

                  ix.       WILLIAM RANKIN, b. November 11, 1788.

 

Generation No. 3

 3.  THOMAS3 RANKIN (DAVID2, DAVID1) was born December 18, 1751 in Frederick County, VA, and died March 25, 1820 in Harrison County, KY.  He married HANNAH JANE MONTGOMERY.  She was born 1753, and died September 14, 1831.

       

Children of THOMAS RANKIN and HANNAH MONTGOMERY are:

                   i.       SIMEON4 RANKIN, b. November 13, 1771, Kentucky?; d. 1816, Harrison County, KY; m. (1) POLLY CURRY; m. (2) JEAN POGUE.

4.               ii.       JOHN RANKIN, b. July 9, 1774; d. February 1834.

                 iii.       DAVID RANKIN, b. March 27, 1777, Harrison County, KY; d. Abt. 1812, Kentucky; m. NANCY ROBERTS, May 12, 1804, Franklin Co., KY.

                 iv.       ROBERT RANKIN, b. May 14, 1779; m. JANE CURRY, September 1, 1800.

                  v.       JAMES RANKIN, b. March 24, 1782; d. 1795; m. ANNIE JANE DILLS, April 1, 1806.

                 vi.       THOMAS RANKIN, b. April 11, 1784; d. 1851; m. NANCY MCMILLAN, July 11, 1816, Bourbon County, KY.

                vii.       JANE (JENNY) RANKIN, b. July 25, 1786; m. PETER DAWSON, April 4, 1807.

               viii.       WILLIAM RANKIN, b. November 7, 1788; m. JANE IL VAIN, August 28, 1811.

                  ix.       SAMUEL RANKIN, b. December 4, 1791; m. MARY HAMILTON, October 8, 1811.

                   x.       SARAH RANKIN, b. January 12, 1794, Harrison County, KY; d. March 30, 1855, Charleston, IL; m. JAMES CHAMBERS, July 11, 1813.

                  xi.       HANNAH RANKIN, b. February 11, 1798, Harrison County, KY; d. August 30, 1873, Boyd Station, KY; m. ANDREW BOYD, September 4, 1816.

  

Generation No. 4

4.  JOHN4 RANKIN (THOMAS3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born July 9, 1774, and died February 1834.  He married (1) ELIZABETH BECKETT, daughter of JOHN BECKETT.  She was born Abt. 1783, and died April 5, 1859.  He married (2) SARAH CATHERINE HUNT.  She was born October 26, 1766 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1835 in TN.

Children of JOHN RANKIN and ELIZABETH BECKETT are:

                   i.       JOHN SIMEON5 RANKIN, b. May 11, 1811; d. 1844, Morning Glory, KY; m. MARY GENTRY PADGETT, 1835.

5.               ii.       MERINDA RANKIN, b. Abt. 1820, Kentucky.

                 iii.       ELIZABETH RANKIN, b. Abt. 1821; m. ISAAC THOMAS.

                 iv.       NICHOLAS AMICK RANKIN, b. 1821; d. July 20, 1898; m. ELIZABETH FRYMAN, May 1, 1845.

                  v.       JOSEPH A. RANKIN, b. 1826; m. MARY J. UNKNOWN.

6.              vi.       JAMES T. RANKIN, b. May 28, 1830; d. May 25, 1875.

                vii.       SARAH RANKIN, d. July 26, 1849; m. HUGH BROOKS.

       

Children of JOHN RANKIN and SARAH HUNT are:

               viii.       GEORGE HUNT5 RANKIN, b. June 24, 1798.

                  ix.       MARY RANKIN, b. Abt. 1800.

                   x.       SARAH R. RANKIN, b. November 8, 1803.

 

Generation No. 5

5.  MERINDA5 RANKIN (JOHN4, THOMAS3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born Abt. 1820 in Kentucky.  She married JOHN RULE, son of JAMES RULE and SUSANNAH SHELLARS.  He was born Abt. 1803 in Bourbon County, KY.

Notes for JOHN RULE: John may have had two earlier wives.  Bourbon County records show that a John Rule married Easter Campbell on February 21, 1828 and a Lucretia Lovelady on January 18, 1833 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

1850 Nicholas County, KY (page 407)

John Rule, 47, KY, Butcher

Marinda, 30, KY

Sally, 14, KY

John, 12, KY

Kindrick, 8, female, KY

Joseph, 6, KY

Hughes, 3, KY

Susan E., 2, KY

 *James Sims also on page 407 (family of Tabitha)

1870 Census - Nicholas County, KY (page 221)

John Rule, 67, KY

Miranda J., 50, KY

Matthew, 20, KY

Hettie J., 18, KY

Breckinridge, 16, KY

Children of MERINDA RANKIN and JOHN RULE are:

                   i.       HUGHES B.6 RULE, b. Abt. 1847.

7.               ii.       SUSAN E. RULE, b. Bet. 1847 - 1848, Kentucky.

                 iii.       MATTHEW HARRISON RULE, b. Abt. 1850.

8.              iv.       HETTIE RULE, b. January 1852, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1900.

                  v.       BRECKINRIDGE RULE, b. Abt. 1854.

6.  JAMES T.5 RANKIN (JOHN4, THOMAS3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born May 28, 1830, and died May 25, 1875.  He married TABITHA SIMS September 14, 1854 in Nicholas County, KY, daughter of JAMES SIMS and MARGARET UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1836 in Kentucky.

Notes for JAMES T. RANKIN: Middle initial may have been F.

1870 Census - Nicholas County

James F. Rankin, 43

Tabitha, 34

John F. 14

Child of JAMES RANKIN and TABITHA SIMS is:

9.                i.       JOHN6 RANKIN, b. Bet. 1854 - 1856; d. Aft. 1870.

 

 Generation No. 6

7.  SUSAN E.6 RULE (MERINDA5 RANKIN, JOHN4, THOMAS3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born Bet. 1847 - 1848 in Kentucky.  She married JAMES W. SIMS.  He was born Abt. 1842 in Kentucky.

Census Place:        Head Quarters, Nicholas, Kentucky

        Source:   FHL Film 1254436  National Archives Film T9-0436     Page 392A    

        Relation Sex        Marr        Race       Age        Birthplace

Jas. W. SIMS     Self   M    M     W    38    KY  Occ: Farmer    Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Elizabeth SIMS  Wife   F     M     W    33     KY  Occ: Keeps House Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Lulu SIMS     Dau        F      S      W        12    KY  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Ida SIMS       Dau        F      S      W        11    KY  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Marinda RULE   MotherL   F   W    W    48    KY   Occ: At Home  Fa: KY   Mo: KY

 

Children of SUSAN RULE and JAMES SIMS are:

                   i.       LULU7 SIMS, b. Abt. 1868.

                  ii.    IDA SIMS, b. Abt. 1869.

8.  HETTIE6 RULE (MERINDA5 RANKIN, JOHN4, THOMAS3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born January 1852 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1900.  She married (1) JOHN RANKIN, son of JAMES RANKIN and TABITHA SIMS.  He was born Bet. 1854 - 1856, and died Aft. 1870.  She married (2) JOHN B. GRIMES Abt. 1883.  He was born March 1842 in Kentucky.

Notes for HETTIE RULE: Hettie Rankin appears as a divorced servant at the Grimes Household in 1880.

Census Place:        Ruddles Mills, Bourbon, Kentucky

        Source:   FHL Film 1254403  National Archives Film T9-0403     Page 160B     

        Relation Sex        Marr        Race       Age        Birthplace

A. GRIMES   Self        F      D     W        75    KY   Occ: Farmer    Fa: VA  Mo: VA

Jeptha GRIMES    Son    M    S        W    42    KY  Occ: Laborer  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Jno. B. GRIMES   Son    M    S        W    38    KY   Occ:  Laborer  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Al. WALLS    Other       M     S      B     25      KY      Occ: Laborer  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Hettie RANKIN   Other      F        D     W    28     KY  Occ: Servant  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

John B. Grimes, wife Hettie and children show up in the 1900 Madison County Census.  According to the record, they had been married 17 years.  Hettie gave birth to 16 children, but only four survived.

Notes for JOHN RANKIN: I don't have proof that this was the father of Martha Lucy Rankin, but all the evidence points that way.

According to LDS, John F. Rankin born in 1854.  The 1870 census shows John F. at 14 years of age (therefore born 1856).  Tabitha Rankin was widowed by 1880 census - six year old Lucy living with family.

John and Hettie were divorced sometime before 1880.   According to Aunt Lucille's genealogy notes, Hettie shot John because he cheated on her (need to verify).  It is possible that John Rankin remarried, as suggested by the following 1880 census entry:

1880 Census Place:      Head Quarters, Nicholas, Kentucky

Source:   FHL Film 1254436  National Archives Film T9-0436     Page 392A    

        Relation Sex        Marr        Race       Age        Birthplace 

John RANKIN          Self     M    M     W    24    KY  Occ: Farm Hand  Fa: KY    Mo: KY

Bertie RANKIN        Wife    F    M     W    23     KY  Occ: Keeps House  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Luella RANKIN        Dau     F    S     W    3M    KY  Fa: KY  Mo: KY

Louisa GREEN       Other   F    S     W    11    KY  Occ: Nurse   Fa: KY   Mo: KY

 

Child of HETTIE RULE and JOHN RANKIN is:

10.              i.       MARTHA LUCY7 RANKIN, b. February 17, 1871, Kentucky; d. November 5, 1914, Paris, KY.

 

Children of HETTIE RULE and JOHN GRIMES are:

                  ii.       NATTIE7 GRIMES, b. May 1887.

                 iii.       ANNIE GRIMES, b. March 1889.

                 iv.       JOHN F. GRIMES, b. September 1891.

9.  JOHN6 RANKIN (JAMES T.5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born Bet. 1854 - 1856, and died Aft. 1870.  He married HETTIE RULE, daughter of JOHN RULE and MERINDA RANKIN.  She was born January 1852 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1900.

According to LDS, John F. Rankin born in 1854.  The 1870 census shows John F. at 14 years of age (therefore born 1856).  Tabitha Rankin was widowed by 1880 census - six year old Lucy living with family.

 Generation No. 7

10.  MARTHA LUCY7 RANKIN (JOHN6, JAMES T.5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, DAVID2, DAVID1) was born February 17, 1871 in Kentucky, and died November 5, 1914 in Paris, KY.  She married SHELTON ROBERTS, son of WILLIS ROBERTS and BETTIE HUBBARD.  He was born February 1869 in Kentucky, and died March 12, 1915 in Paris, KY.

1880 Census Place:        Head Quarters, Nicholas, Kentucky 

FHL Film 1254436  National Archives Film T9-0436     Page 391C    

                    Relation Sex        Marr        Race       Age        Birthplace

Tobitha RANKIN        Self F      W        W    44    KY  Occ:  Keeps House    Fa: VA    Mo: KY

Horace RANKIN        Son M    S        W    12    KY   Fa: VA  Mo: KY

Anna RANKIN        Dau F      S        W    10    KY   Fa: VA  Mo: KY

Lucy RANKIN        Dau F      S        W    6      KY   Fa: VA  Mo: KY

More About MARTHA LUCY RANKIN: Cause of Death: Septic Mitritis due to Uterine Hemorrhage

Notes for SHELTON ROBERTS: Tombstone shows birth year of 1866, but all other records (death certificate, census, etc.) show that he was born in 1869.  His mother's marriage to Willis Roberts didn't take place until December 1870.  Was Willis his biological father?

Children of MARTHA RANKIN and SHELTON ROBERTS are:

11.              i.       JOHN W.8 ROBERTS, b. January 2, 1887, Bourbon County, KY; d. January 23, 1942, Campbell County, OH.

                  ii.       SPENCER S. ROBERTS, b. August 23, 1893.

                 iii.       CLORA ELIZABETH ROBERTS, b. July 13, 1894.

                 iv.       MATILDA A. ROBERTS, b. February 3, 1897.

                  v.       JEANNIE ROBERTS, b. June 2, 1903.

                 vi.       LYSON ROBERTS, b. November 10, 1905.

                vii.       EARL ROBERTS, b. October 1909.

               viii.       SHELTON ROBERTS, b. October 16, 1914; d. October 16, 1914.

 

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