Thomas Stallings, Sr. Family
Bullitt Co., Kentucky
Wm. Thomas Stallings Sr. was born about 1786 in Maryland. On 23 Feb 1812 he first married Sally (Sarah) Brashear, daughter of Marsham Brashear & Lucy Phelps, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Sally died before 1830 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky.
Thomas and Sally had the following children:
i. Minerva was born in 1815. On 23 Sep 1852 she married William Shafer, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky.
ii. Nelson was born about 1819 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Nelson married Margaret and was living in Louisville, Jefferson Co., and worked for the City Street cleaning Department as a foreman. They had 6 children: Sarah, William Martin, John F., George, Kate and Mary.
iii. Lucretia F. was born about 1822 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. On 16 Jan 1849 she married Otho B. James, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. He was born about 1822. They lived in Mt. Washington and Shepherdsville where they had a farm. They had one daughter: Sarah.
On 8 Nov 1831 he second married Elizabeth James, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. She was born about 1805 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. They lived in Mt. Washington, Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Thomas and Elizabeth farmed and raised 3 children. They both died between 1870 and 1880 in Bullitt Co. Kentucky.
1860 Agricultural Census showed that Thomas had: 50 acres improved, 75 acres unimproved for a value of $1000 and $70 worth of farm implements. He owned 7 horses, 5 milch cows, 30 sheep, 50 swine worth $320 He grew 50 bushels wheat, 1200 bushels Indian corn, 200 bushels wheat, 60 lbs wool, 10 bushels Irish potatoes, 100 lbs butter, 8 tons hay.
Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:
i. Mary Ellen (1833-<1880)
ii. Sarah (1835-)
iii. Wm. 'Thomas' Jr. (1842-1921)
Children of Wm. Thomas and Elizabeth James
Mary Ellen Stallings was born in 1833. On 24 Mar 1853 she married John R. James, son of James & Mary, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. He was born about 1828. They lived and farmed in Shepherdsville, Bullitt Co., Kentucky. They had 4 children: Mary Elizabeth, Richard, Sallie and Ida C. Mary Ellen died before 1880.
Sarah Stallings was born in 1835 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. On 6 Dec 1853 she married John P Bishop, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Iím not sure what happened to Sarah and John because in 1860 both their daughters were living with their Stallings grandparents. In 1870 their daughter Sarah was living with her Uncle Thomas. They had 2 daughters: C? born abt 1857 and Sarah born abt 1859
Wm. 'Thomas' Stallings was born on 1 Jun 1842 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. On 4 Jan 1866 he married Laura Trunnell, daughter of John Trunnell & Eliza Gray, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Laura was born on 1 Jun 1846 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. They lived and farmed in Mt. Washington, Bullitt Co., Kentucky.
Laura died in Bullitt Co., Kentucky on 25 Nov 1910. She was buried on 28 Nov 1910 in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Wm. Thomas died on 25 Sep 1921. He is also buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
From Bullitt Pioneer:
"On Thanksgiving Day, death, with its dark wings, hovered o'er and made desolate the humble home of W.T. Stallings by claiming as his own, the loving wife and mother, Mrs. Laura Trunnell Stallings. She was born June 1, 1846, married Jan 4, 1866 to Wm. T. Stallings. Six children: Edward, Henry and John, Mrs. Maggie Ridgway, Mrs. Mattie Ridgway and Mrs. Sudie Armstrong. These, her husband and 16 grandchildren survive. Funeral at Pleasant Grove Church by Rev. Adkins of Mt. Washington. Buried in the cemetery here. 'Aunt' Laura has for a number of years been a great sufferer, having a complication of diseases, which finally culminated in erysipelas and caused her death...."
They had the following children:
i. William Burr. Born on 28 Jun 1867 and died on 13 Jul 1867 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky.
ii. Margaret 'Maggie' (1868-)
iii. Edward Joseph (1870-1911)
iv. Louisa. Born on 17 Sep 1871 and died in Bullitt Co., Kentucky on 19 Nov 1873.
v. Henry Smith (1873-)
vi. John Robert (1875-1943)
vii. Martha Erastus ''Mattie' (1879-)
viii. Susan Catherine "Sudie" (1884-)
Children of Wm. Thomas Stallings and Laura Trunell
Margaret 'Maggie' Stallings was born on 13 Nov 1868 in Bullitt Co., Ky. On 20 Dec 1894 she first married James A. Trigg, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. He was born in Mar 1857 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. They lived and farmed in Mt. Washington. They had 6 kids: Cordelia, William Thornton, James A., James Homer, Clara and Archie.
Edward Joseph Stallings was born on 12 Feb 1870 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. On 1 Nov 1892 he married Mary F. 'Polly' Brashear, daughter of Richard Brashear & Elizabeth Ann Ridgway, in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Polly was born in Jan 1861. They lived in Pine Tavern, Bullitt Co. where Edward was a farmer and owned his own farm. Edward died on 23 Apr 1911. Beverly Brashear was the administrator of his estate. Edward and Polly had 4 children: Lelia, Frederick, Laura and Howard.
Henry Smith Stallings was born on 19 Apr 1873 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. On 27 Dec 1899 he married Emma Virginia Deacon, in Pleasant Grove Church by: William B. Wootton, witnesses: Ida Wise and J.E. Wise. Emma was born in Apr 1878 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. Henry and Emma lived in Mt. Washington, where Henry owned his own farm. They had 3 children: Emma Marie, Ellis Edward and Iva Fern.
John Robert Stallings was born on 30 Apr 1875 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. About 1906 he married Martha Etta Whitledge, daughter of John Wesley Whitledge and Jane Whitledge. She was born about 1872 in Bullitt Co. They lived in Shepherdsville and Mt. Washington where John farmed his farm. They had 3 children: Floyd, Raymond and Abbey Eugenia.
Martha Erastus 'Mattie' Stallings was born on 6 Dec 1879 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. On 26 Dec 1900 she married Jessie O. Ridgway, in Pleasant Grove Church by W. H. Cannoda, witnesses: Elmer Weller and John Lloyd Jr. Jessie was born Mar 1880 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. They lived in Mt. Washington where Jessie was a farm laborer. They had 5 daughters: Della, Norma and Virginia, Alma and Corinne.
Susan Catherine "Sudie" Stallings was born on 17 Aug 1884 in Bullitt Co., Kentucky. She married Albert Frederick Armstrong. He was born about 1882 in Bullitt Co. They lived in Mt. Washington where Albert was a farmer. They had 5 children: Albert, William Wallace, Kenneth, Reuben Hogland and Juanita Blanche.
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