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Re: The importance of the Hymp Bales, West Port and Elkhorn Tavern
Posted by: david bell (ID *****7206) Date: August 26, 2004 at 06:38:43
In Reply to: Re: The importance of the Hymp Bales, West Port and Elkhorn Tavern by Glynda of 46482

Patrick McCoy is a Rose Descendent as am I. We come from two different branches though mine from E TN. The Lawsons back in Hawkins though I cannot id which Lawson it was who was father to Wilkerson. He married Elizabeth Martin in 1850 and that is my line, Amanda Lawson his daughter married Robert Marsh Rose. Via Elizabeth Niece, Mahala Martin Hall whose husband Alfred disappeared during the War, Wilks had another family and via son William Tandy applied to the Cherokee Nation for recognition. Amanda herself who was known as "black granny" would not do so though I have not found evidence that Elizabeth was also of some Indian blood though the family story is Cherokee which was Mahala's ancestry via the Martins, Trent and Wolf families.

Wilkes moved from Hawkins to Benton Co Ar and then up to Mountain TWP though he is buried at 12 Corners near the battlefield.

Robert Marsha Rose and Amanda Lawson had Samuel Wilkerson Rose. He m Mahala Laughlin. It is the Laughlins who were
executed (two of them) and other family members Yankees
but there were those, James Rose? executed by southern
outlaws same time frame. Sam Rose and his wife Mahala had 3 daughters, Lillian and Ophelia plus Amanda Sylvesta Rose.
Lillian married Curt Shaw from Taney Co, Clara married
George "Bert" Lawson who owned the six shooter ranch near Sand Springs OK. in the 50s we used to visit Berts and at the entrance was a tree with Tin cups nailed to it. When new visitors came, they were to nail a tin cup to the "tin cup tree" signifying their presence as friends not foe.

Vesta was the 4th or 5th wife of Arthur Clay Calvert b 1876 in Wetzel Co WV. This line is proven to Isaac Calvert, who was probably a brother of John Calvert who lived in Mifflin Co PA. their father remains unknown but significantly there is the story only, John Jr. b 1766 lived in Baltimore on Calvert street. The other possible origin is Thomas Calvert who married Sarah Williamson, son of Joshua Calvert and Deborah Harlan of Ireland, the Quaker / Armagh bunch. I think at least now it is down to one or the other branch. THe DNA of my line doesn't show Haplo R1b = English, rather I which is Nordic.

Wilkerson Lawson b1825 TN +Elizabeth Martin
Amanda Lawson b1848 TN +Robert Marsh Rose
Samuel Wilkerson Rose AR b1870 +Mahala Lawson
Amanda Sylvesta Rose MO b 1897 +Arthur Clay Calvert b1876
Dorthey Lee Calvert OK b 1922
David Edwin Bell MO b 1952

Isaac Calvert b1745(C) ? m Faney Bulet (sic)
Thomas Clare Calvert B VA? sr b 1769 m Anna Ewing
Thomas Clare Jr b PA 1808 m Elizabeth Johnson
Albert Gallatin st Legislator WV b 1830 VA m Polly Cain
John Ewing b 1856 Wetzel WV m Martha Lemasters
Arthur Clay b 1876 m4 Amanda Sylvesta Rose
Dorthey Lee b 1922 m Edwin Bell

I haven't worked the Bell line as my father had done this and all the way back to Ireland. I have to reconstruct it as he left all of his paperwork in a bag in a library in
ALbany NY. The other members of his family really don't know anything. I know that The father of Elizabeth and John Bell were murdered by the Catholics. This was what spurred removal to Quebec. The family crossed the St. Lawrence into NY and lived near Mooers NY. The surnames related to these family are numerous and somewhat notorious or famous. Cleland from Scotland, Bell from Ireland Sargent from
England. Later on Shirley and Stark(yeah, the infamous Belle Starr and the mass murderer). There is much more.

John Bell m Elizabeth o'Faloon County Armagh IR
John Bell m ? from Ireland to Quebec
Francis Bell m ? Can't recall the spouses here to above.
Francis Bell m Margaret Fallon
Harold Bell m Lola Viva Sargent
Edwin Bell m Dorthey Lee Calvert
One of the outlaw gangs across the south of MO and north of Arkansas were the Bald Knobbers. The group that formed out of Ft. Scott Ks and Nevada Mo was "Bushwhackers". Even more there were various and assundry pro-slavery courts and outfits known as "Black Lanterns" and of course all are familiar with order #11 where Jackson, Cass and other counties were ordered abandoned to reduce the raiding, the Jayhawkers who were anti Slavery into Mo from KS and the Bushwhackers out of MO vice versa.

The varied outlaws and names are all known but there were many lesser known events all up and down this MO/KS border.
Amarugia is one of those tales, lasting into the 20th century. Harry Truman did hire work in Cass County and at or near Amarugia when he was young.


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