BIRTH: 1768 in Accomack County, Virginia
DEATH: 17 May 1843 in Leesburg, Highland County, Ohio
FATHER: Samuel PAVEY I - Birth: 1710 in New Hampshire
MOTHER: Mary CONE - Birth: abt 1714

FIRST MARRIAGE: 20 Apr 1786 Frances "Franky" ADAMS in Bridgeville, Sussex, Delaware


1. Mary "Polly" Jackson PAVEY - Birth: 14 Feb 1787 in Caroline County, Maryland
Death: Jul 1847 in Dayton, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

2. Isabel "Ibby" PAVEY - Birth: 27 Jan 1789 in Caroline County, Maryland;  Death: 1860

3. Sarah "Sally" PAVEY - Birth: 11 Feb 1791 in Harrison County, Kentucky;  Death: 1845

4. Isaac PAVEY, Jr. - Birth: 08 Apr 1793 in Harrison County, Kentucky; Death: 1795

5. Frances "Franky" PAVEY - Birth: 27 Dec 1795 in Harrison County, Kentucky; Death: 1847

SECOND MARRIAGE: 30 May, 1796 Elizabeth ACMAN in Harrison County, Kentucky


6. Charles T. PAVEY - Birth: 1798 in Harrison County, Kentucky - Death: 1847 in Ohio
Marriage: 1829 - Lucinda Taylor in Ohio

7. Elizabeth PAVEY - Birth: 24 Dec 1799 in Harrison County, Kentucky

8. Nancy PAVEY - Birth: 10 Dec 1801 in Harrison County, Kentucky

9. Margaret "Peggy" PAVEY - Birth: 22 Mar 1803 in Harrison County, Kentucky

10. William M. PAVEY - Birth: 1804 in Harrison County, Kentucky - Death: 1862 in Ohio
Marriage: 1829 - Anna Johnson in Ohio

11. John PAVEY - Birth: 1807 in Highland County, Ohio - Death: 1876 in Indiana
Marriage: 1828 - Elizabeth WEST in Ohio

12. Thomas Asbury PAVEY - Birth: 1811 in Highland County, Ohio - DEATH: 1863 in Iowa
Marriage: 1832 - Sarah Johnson in Ohio

Isaac PAVEY married Frances ADAMS, a sister of Bartholomew. The Isaac PAVEY family Bible, in the possession of Eli M. PAVEY of Mt. Auburn, Iowa, a grandson of Isaac by his second marriage, contains the following written by Isaac: "Isaac PAVEY and Franky ADAMS was married April the 20-1786."

Isaac and Frances moved to Caroline County, Maryland where three of their children were born. The family moved to Harrison County, Kentucky between 1789 and 1791. Frances died there possibly in childbirth with their 5th child, a daughter, Frances 'Franky' Pavey born 27 Dec 1795

Isaac married his second wife, Elizabeth Acman, in 1786 in Kentucky. Two more children were born there.

About 1805 he and his wife and family emigrated to Highland County, Ohio near Leesburg & settled on Lee’s Creek. In his log cabin he held regular sunday services and class meetings. Thus was the origin of Methodism in Highland County. He was the first person in Highland County authorized to solemnize marriages when he was granted a License to celebrate the right of Matrimony on 24 Oct 1808.

On Saturday, 18 MAY 2002, the Washington (DC) Post published an article (Pages J1 and J2) about Bridgeville. While I consider the article to be primarily a real estate promotional piece, it does contain some information about the history of Bridgeville that could be of interest to Pavey researchers.

According to a letter written on 19 May 1843 by his son, Charles, Isaac "died the day before yesterday (17 May 1843), from a fall from his horse on his way to town carrying some pieces of iron which scared his horse and caused him to run away and threw him on the ground with such force that it injured his head and neck so that he died in 2 1/2 hours he never spok nor knew anything from the time he fell."

In Isaac's obituary, James Quinn stated that Isaac had bought and paid for his land twice. According to the following deed he own two tracts of land that he bought from Samuel Pavey.

Letter from Rev. Isaac Pavey to Benjamin Bradelly

Leesburg Wesleyan Methodist Church

Letter from Charles Pavey
to Thomas & Margaret (Pavey)Andrew - concerning death of Isaac.

Obituary of Rev. Isaac Pavey - Listed in Ohio Obituaries

Pavey Gravestones

Pavey Family of Ohio


Research of Jim Huffman & Shawn West

Land Deed for Isaac Pavey:
Carolina County, MD...19th November 1787, between Samuel Pavey of Sussex County, DE and Isaac Pavey of Caroline County, MD, Planters. Isaac Pavey paid 50 pounds to Samuel Pavey, for the two tracts of land: Levens Folly and Double Purchase. signed..Samuel Pavey(Seal) note: wife not listed on deed.
(Full Deed available)

CENSUSES: 1790 Maryland Census

1820, 1830, & 1840 Ohio Censuses