As I have previously said, Mary and Nancy Ann Gardner who married Benjamin and John Boydstun were first in Rutherford Co NC, then Barren Co KY. The Boydstun father James was married to Mary Pruitt. Mary and Nancy Ann Gardner were the daughters of Jacob Gardner. His wife is unknown. Some say Louisa Riley and others Mary Bartlett. From what I have found neither of these women are proven. Just past down from post to post without documentation. Jacob was captured by the Iroqois in 1748 and released at the end of the French and Indian War in 1762 or 4. He was married during captivity to a Miami Indian Woman. This is documented in my genealogy in Ancestry.com. His mother was a Catawba Woman. This is unproven. I have to go to York Co SC and Columbia SC to prove this.
Mary Ann was the youngest Gardner daughter of Jacob. William Gardner, a red headed big man with slaves in the 1830-40 census and in his will. He was born in 1776 and died 1846. There was a wife undocumented in early 1800. Some have suggested her name was Sara. The first two or three Gardner kids by William was by here. His second wife was Eleanor Watkins. She had a daughter Polly in her first marriage. Her father was Henry Pawling and mother Elizabeth Wallace. I have not found out the name of her Watkins husband. There are a couple in the 1800 Ky Tax records in Garrard and Mercer Co. And also in Barren Co.
She married William Gardner before 1814. Their first child was Henry Pawling Gardner.
Henry Pawling Gardner was my GG grandfather.
The Boydstuns Mary and Benjamin went to Knox Co Il and the township was Indian Point. This is well documented.
Family Search LDS has acurate records on this family.
After Nancy and John and Mary died, most of the family went to Texas.
Some of those could have migrated into OKla Ark and Kansas.
There are some Boydstun in the Indian Census records but I have not connected them to the Texas Boydstun.
Hope this helps.
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