Anne McKinney [00029] Details

Anne McKinney [A2448] b.1764 ca - Rutherford Co., NC d.1859 21 Jan - Blackberry Creek, McCarr, Pike Co, Ky ----- Marriages ----- m01. 1830 28 Nov - [lived together since 1800] Pike Co, Ky + Ephraim Hatfield (6 Children) ----- Children ----- Mary "Emzy" Hatfield [A2449] George Hatfield [A2488] Margaret "Peggy" Hatfield [A3338] Jeremiah "Jerry" Hatfield [A3350] Anna Hatfield [A3517] Phoebe Hatfield [A3518]
Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield David Musick Road Side Marker at Honaker, Virginia. Why would anyone in Pike County be interested in a roadside marker in Honaker, Virginia? The story that goes with that marker is over 200 years old. Who in Pike County should be interested and why? The answer is the wife of David Musick. Annie McKinney Musick is the ancestor of thousands of Pike County folks. Her story is unbelievable. Yet it really happened, and I believe not many are aware that this remarkable lady lived and died in what is now Pike County, Kentucky. She is buried in Pike County but there is no marker on her grave. Yet two of her husbands have large markers on their graves and are well remembered. One grave marker is in Pike County. Let me start at what was the beginning for me and tell you how I came to be aware of this lady. Helen Owens of Lebanon, Virginia was referred to me to help her find the grave of Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield. I thought it best that I refer her to Hatfield researchers. I was not very knowledgeable in this area but I knew folks who are. I referred her to the children of Hazel Hatfield Blackburn. These siblings, Jack Blackburn at Food City in Goody, Aggie Hager, Peggy Tussey and Ronnie Blackburn, who lives in Florida, are all great historians and do genealogy. They also will share their notes and help others with their research. They are the folks who would be of great help to Mrs. Owens. They were raised on Blackberry on the very ground where Annie lived with her last husband. They are working with Mrs. Owens to develop and record the story of Annie. Their sharing of information will produce much more data on this remarkable lady. These folks have shared much research with me to help me tell the story of this wonderful lady. I was surprised when Mrs. Owens called again to ask about William Roman who lived on Pond Creek in Pike County, Kentucky in 1830. Surprised because William Roman is my ancestor and I know nothing about him. Mrs. Owens asked about his wife, Nancy, and memories came flooding back. Over 20 years ago when I lived in Frankfort, Juanita Blackburn Ratliff and I came to Pike County to do genealogy. We spent a day and night on Pond Creek and visited folks gathering information on our ancestors. Libby Williamson told us that that Mrs. William Roman was a Bundy and related to the Hatfields. Alice Hunt also stated this to us. I did nothing with this information. I had it in pencil on a family group sheet and did not enter it into the computer when I starting using a computer just a few years ago. Mrs. Owens had certainly thrown me a curve and I needed a little time to see if I could piece together what Mrs. Owens was telling me and see where this story was going. What exactly was Mrs. Owens telling me and how was this ancestor of mine related to Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield? Mrs. Owens and I spent a day in the Pike County Court Clerks office. She had many notes and Court Records on folks that were in Russell County, Virginia before 1800 and we tied them to folks who came into this area and were here about the time Pike County became a county. Let's start and tell the story in chorological order. I might advice you to save this story until I finish the story of Annie because she might be your ancestor. David Musick lived on a farm in Russell County, Virginia. His family consisted of his wife Annie McKinney and five children. The oldest son, Abraham was born in 1777 and was 15 years old. The other sons were Elijah, age 12; Samuel, age 9 and Elexious, age 4. The baby girl, Phoebe was only 6 weeks old. The year was 1792. Annie Musick had sent the older two boys outside to get firewood to cook breakfast when Indians appeared on the scene. All the family was able to get inside the house but the only gun; a flintlock rifle would not fire. Thus, the home basically was defenseless. David Musick had an arrow in his thigh. He lost blood and soon was unconscious. The Indians killed him and scalped him. Their hands were wet with his blood as they found the food Mrs. Musick was preparing and ate it. They also slaughtered a steer and packed the meat on a horse to take with them. One Indian could speak broken English and made Annie Musick understand that she and her children were going with them. Her oldest son Abraham was placed on the horse that was carrying the meat they had stolen. This child had red hair and the Indians seemed to favor him. Her son Elexious refused to eat raw meat and the Indians were very angry with him. They rubbed his face against an oak tree and severely cut his face. He carried scars on his face all his life from this injury. The journey the Indians took is marked in Virginia as it is considered historically important. They passed thru what is now Buchanan and Dickinson County. Finally they made camp at night. The Indians tried to impress Mrs. Musick by telling her, "White man no come here." They had traveled thru several mountain ranges. Their destination was what is now Ohio. The Indians were in for a surprise. The men of the settlement had formed a posse and even though the Indians had several hours head start the settlers had closed the gap. They saw the Indians camp fires and closed in on them. They were told not to fire because at dawn it might be possible to kill all the Indians and rescue Annie and her children alive. It would appear that this was the second day the Musick family had been captives by the Indians. Of course someone did not follow orders and a shot was fired early. Mrs. Musick and her children made a dash for the settlers and all were rescued unharmed. One Indian was killed and another wounded. The rest of the Indians scattered. The Musick family started back towards the Virginia settlement with the posse. They were tired and wanted to camp but Mrs. Musick feared the Indians would regroup and give chase. She encouraged the settlers to push on towards home. She encouraged them not to stop at the foot of Sandy Ridge but to press forward to Clinch Mountain before they stopped. She was correct, the Indians did give chase and their first stop was the same spot that the settlers had proposed stopping. The Indians were not able to catch them and turned back. Mrs. Musick and her family reached the safety of the settlement. In August of 1956 the descendants of David and Annie McKinney Musick gathered to dedicate The David Musick Monument and Road Side Marker in Honaker, Virginia. The speaker at the dedication was Judge E.J. Sutherland who is recognized as historian for the area. The Marker Reads:   THE HOME AND GRAVE OF DAVID MUSICK   PIONEER SETTLER AND VICTIM OF INDIAN ATROCITY   "Musick was killed by Shawnee Indians August 12, 1792. His wife Annie and five children were taken captives but were returned by White Settlers one day later. His grave marker is located about 100 yards south of here, and home site about 200 yards farther south." In 1964 Reverend Grover Cleveland Musick published a genealogy of the Musick family. Egbert Musick expanded this book and published another Musick Genealogy in 1978.   Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Musick had this reprinted in 2001 but all these books are out of print. There is a copy of Grover Musick' book in Pikeville College Library. Annie is a young widow with five children. She raises these children and adds more children to her family. We will continue the story of Annie and her children in a later issue of the Medical Leader. ****   Annie McKinney Musick is in somewhat of a predicament. She is a widow alone on the frontier with no husband. How will she feed her children? At that time the Court protected fatherless children. A mother had no rights. The first person selected to be guardian of her children by the Court was a man named Oxter. This is probably a member of the Auxier family that came into the Big Sandy Valley and settled near Block House in Floyd County. Annie Musick appears in Court again in September of 1792. Her father in law Elexious Musick appears with her and they are settling the estate of David Musick. Someone has to go bond or be "Security" for them and the man doing this is Henry Smith. He posts bond of 1000 pounds with conditions as the law allows. Also in another entry Samuel Robinson and Henry Smith are mentioned as settling the estate of David Musick. The first Will Book in Russell County has been missing since the Civil War so we have no idea whether or not Annie was left with money to raise her children. Was she a lady with property and some money? We will never know. It is interesting to note that Henry Smith and Samuel Robinson are names of men who later appear in Pike County. In Sept of 1797 Annie throws researchers a curve. She appears in Russell County Court again but she has apparently remarried, as her name is no longer Musick but Bundy.   The Court records say, "On motion of Anna Bundy it is ordered that Thomas Ferguson be appointed guardian for the heirs of David Musick Deceased." The usual thing is for the stepfather of the children to be appointed guardian of his stepchildren. What happened to Mr. Bundy? Was he alive or was this an unsuccessful marriage. Who is this Bundy man? We do not know. Mrs. Owens searched the Russell County Records and the only Bundy she could find was a Nathaniel on the Court Tax list in 1803 and a Nathaniel involved in a lawsuit in 1820. It is not known if this man was the second husband of Annie. However, we are confident that this marriage to a Mr. Bundy did produce a daughter named Nancy Bundy. Nancy was born about 1797.   Let's leave Annie for a short time and discuss the man who will become her third husband. Ephriam Hatfield was also living in Russell County. He was one of the settlers who rescued Annie from the Indians. The Hatfield family calls Ephriam "Eph of All" because he is the ancestor of all the Hatfields that came into theTug Valley in Kentucky and West Virginia. He was married to Mary Smith. She was a sister to his stepmother. He was the son of Joseph Hatfield and Elizabeth Vance. Elizabeth Vance Hatfield died and Joseph, Ephraim father, remarried to Rachel Smith. The Smith sisters were the daughters of Ericus Smith and Brigetta Anderson. Ephriam and Mary Smith had five children. Mary died about 1797. It is thought she died in childbirth with her youngest child. This baby Lydia Bridgett was the only girl born to Ephriam and Mary. The sons of Ephriam and Mary were Joseph born in 1785, Ali/Aly/ Eli/ Ely born in 1787, Valentine, the grandfather of Devil Anse Hatfield born in 1789, Ericus, born in 1790 and finally the baby girl born when her mother died. Ephriam Hatfield is a man with a real problem. How was he going to feed this baby girl? He did not have the option of going to the family drug store and buying formula such as Similac for this baby. Ever hear the term wet-nurse? A wet nurse is a nursing mother who will allow a baby other than her own to nurse to give nourishment to a child not her own. Did Annie, whose child Nancy was born at about the same time as Ephriam's daughter Lydia Bridgett, become a wet nurse for Lydia Bridgett? Was this the need that brought Ephriam and Annie together? They did form a relationship and they had a daughter Mary Emzy, born in 1800, George, the father of Preacher Anse Hatfield, born about 1804, Margaret born about 1805 and Jeremiah born about 1807. Ephriam and Annie certainly had a house full of children. They had her six, his five and their four. Over the next few years the children marry but they remain in a neighborhood close to their parents. Court records sometimes show a disagreement with others but not with each other. These folks lived together in harmony. In 1820 Ephriam and Annie still in Russell County Virginia. Several of their married children are in the neighborhood. Ephriam and Annie are close to 55 years old in 1820. Someone in the family makes a decision that seems rather daring and it concerns almost all the family. They decide to leave Russell County and go to the Tug Valley. Nearly all the family members make the move. Grandsons Ephriam and Eli appear in the 1830 Logan County Census. In Pike County in 1830 are several family members. They include George Hatfield with a wife and two small children. This is Eph and Annie's son. Their daughter Margaret has married Andrew Canada and they have four children. Eph's son Joseph from his first marriage has a wife and nine children. Eph son Valentine, from his first marriage, has a wife and nine children. One of Valentine's sons is the father of Devil Anse Hatfield. Another Hatfield, Joseph is also in the same community with a wife and child. Remember the little girl Phoebe Musick who was only six weeks old when captured by the Indians? Her mother, Annie and stepfather, Ephriam Hatfield raised her. She is married to Ferrell Evans and makes the move to Pike County with her mother and Ephriam, and in 1830 she has 6 children. The little girl Nancy Bundy, the daughter from Annie's second marriage raised completely by Ephriam is married to William Roman and has 9 children by 1830. Ephriam is now between 60 and 70 years old by 1830. He has a male in his home between the age of 20 and 30 and a female in his home the same age. Where is Annie? She does not appear in the 1830 Pike County census. The reason she is not in the census may have been told by the author of the Hatfield Genealogy in the third edition of the G. Elliott Hatfield book, "The Hatfields". Ephriam and Annie were not married. Why they did not marry we do not know but would like to take a guess. Mrs. Owens and I think that perhaps her second husband Mr. Bundy was alive and she was not free to marry. Not being married must have been on her conscience as well as Ephriam's. They did not want to admit this relationship to the government census worker. So they did not list her in his household even though their oldest child was 30 years old. Thus they had been together over 30 years. In 1830 in a Pike County marriage record is something I have only seen one time in all the marriage records I have read. Someone secures a marriage license for someone else and the clerk issues it. Let me quote from the official record. It is File Number 263 in the Pike County Court Clerk's Office. "License issued November 22, 1830 by James Honaker, Clerk of the Pike County Court for the marriage of Ephriam Hatfield and Anna Bundy. Clerk certifies that the application was made by George Hatfield, their son sufficient to issue this License. The bond signed by George Hatfield and Ferrell Evans. They were married by Ferrell Evans, a Pike County Justice of the Peace on November 29, 1830." Ferrell Evans was married to Phoebe Musick and was the son in law of Annie. Thus their children arranged this marriage. It was important to them. Why now, why not years before? Perhaps Mr. Bundy had died and Annie was now free to marry   .   By 1840 this family had many more family members that were heads of households in Logan, County, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky. Ephriam and Annie are living on property in Pike County that will become famous in the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. It is their property with many descendants living on the property very close to them. Annie's Musick sons did not come to Pike County but the little girl captured by the Indians, Phoebe, Musick, did make the trip with her husband, Ferrell Evans. Ferrell Evans was a Pike County Justice of the Peace in 1826 and he performed many marriages. These marriages were often witnessed by William Roman, his brother in law and George Hatfield another brother in law. I certainly do not believe I have found all the children of Ferrell Evans and Phoebe Musick but here are the ones I have found: 1. Nancy Evans, born in 1809 married Joseph Hatfield, a son of Valentine and Martha Weddington Hatfield. A granddaughter of Annie marries a grandson of Ephriam.   2. Anna Evans, born in 1810 marries Aly Hatfield, a brother to Joseph above. This is the second time a granddaughter of Annie marries a grandson of Ephriam.   3. Martha Evans, born in 1812 marries Gabe Riffe.   4. Sarah Evans, born in 1815 marries Thomas Hatfield. A brother to Joseph and Aly. This is the third time that a grandchild of Annie married a grandchild of Ephriam.   5. Elexious Evans, born in 1819, marries Catherine Ferrell.   6. Mary Evans, born about 1820, marries Daniel Coleman.   7. Elizabeth Evans, born about 1822, marries Fleming Stafford, a son of John and Nancy Runyon Stafford. Fleming Stafford was a Union Soldier during the Civil War. He was almost 50 years old when he joined the Kentucky Infantry. 39th Regiment Company "H". He was at Turmans Ferry where the 39th really met with disaster. He suffered frostbite there and was discharged due to disability.   8. Hammond Evans, born about 1825, married Phoebe Kelley.   9. Phoebe Evans, born about 1831, married August Wring. The little girl Nancy Bundy, the daughter of Annie and Mr. Bundy, came into Pike County with her husband William Roman. Nancy and her husband came with her stepfather that raised her, Ephriam Hatfield, and her mother Annie. Mrs. Owens had found court records on the Roman family in Russell County also. William Roman was a son of William Roman and Margaret Thompson. The father William Roman died young and the mother Margaret Thompson remarried and this apparently was a real problem for her young Roman children. The brother of Margaret Thompson, Richard Thompson, took his nieces and nephews into his home and helped these children legally in Court. On one occasion young William Roman became a threat to his stepfather who put him under a peace bond for two years. His brother and sister's husband sign the bond for him. The mother, Margaret Thompson, died before her second husband and her Roman children stay in Court against the stepfather for a few more years before they can settle the estate of their father. It is a shame that that the book that shows estate settlements is missing in Russell County. Nancy Bundy and William Roman had several children and I have found thirteen of them. There may be more. Birthdays are not exact. The ones I have found are: 1. James Roman, born 1813, married Mary Smith 1835 in Pike County.   2. His brother William Roman, born 1815, married Nancy Smith, a sister to Mary above. The Smith sisters were the children of Henry Smith, JR. and grandchildren of Henry Smith and his wife Mary Honaker. Henry Smith came to Pike County about 1823. Wonder if he was the Henry that helped to settle David Musick's estate?   3. Levi Roman, born 1820, married Nancy Adkins.   4. Annie Roman born about 1816 married John Varney, a son of Alexander Varney and Susannah Runyon. These folks had 16 children and most descendants are in the Pond Creek area. They filled the area with grandchildren of Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield.   5. Isham Roman, born 1816, married first Charlotte Coleman in Pike County in 1834. By 1850 he is in Logan County with a wife named Sally and seven children.   6. Mary Catherine Roman, born 1819, called Cathie, married Hudson Blackburn in 1834 in Pike County. They had 11 children. I have 67 grandchildren for them and do not have them all.   7. Margaret Roman, born 1823, married James Blackburn in 1839 in Pike County. He is a brother to Hudson Blackburn above. Margaret and James have only five children but I have listed 53 grandchildren for them.   8. Nancy Roman, born 1827, married John McCoy, a son of Daniel and Margaret Taylor McCoy and a brother to Randolph McCoy in 1845 in Pike County. She and John had six children. I believe she may have died because John remarried in Logan County in1853.   9. Jeremiah Roman, born 1829. No data   10. Elizabeth or Eliza Roman, born 1832, married Moses Runyon. A son of Henry and Hannah Collins Runyon.   11. Alexander Roman, born 1836, married three times to Phoebe Crum, Charlotte Kazee and Dorcas Farley.   12. Asa H. Roman. Born 1839. No data   13. John Roman. Born 1846 married Matilda Steele.   Ephriam, "Eph Of All." Hatfield dies before the 1850 census. He lived a long life. He is buried in the Anderson Hatfield Cemetery on property where he lived. His descendants placed a large marker on his grave. This marker shows his death date as 1855 but researchers believe it was before then. Eph, the ancestor of all the Hatfields in the Tug Valley is buried in Pike County, Kentucky. Many, many heads of household in 1850 Pike and Logan County are descendants of Eph and his two wives and Annie Hatfield and her three husbands. Annie was still alive in 1850. She was listed as 95 years old. This may be stretching it a bit but she was somewhere between 85 and 90 years old. She has a Musick grandson living very close to her. She was living in the home of her son Jeremiah on property that will become famous in a few years as Hatfield and McCoy feud sites. Hatfield researchers say she is buried next to Ephriam. There is no marker on her grave. I feel remorse about that. Many thanks to Ron Blackburn for sharing data with me for over 20 years. Thanks to his sisters and brother. Thanks to Tom Adkins for all his research in Logan County. Jonah & Elene May also share their records. Without Helen Owens and her research in Russell County I could never have told this story. Thank you, Helen. It should be noted that a book has just been published based on the life of Annie McKinney Musick Bundy Hatfield. The book, "The Starched Apron" is by Doris Musick and is just now reaching bookstores. More About ANNE MCKINNEY:   Burial: 1859, Anderson Hatfield Memorial Cemetery, Blackberry Creek, Pike Co., KY   Information from :// t.txt ------------------------------------------------ Pike Co KY Marriage Bond File # 263 License issued November 22, 1830 by Jas. Honaker, CPCC for marriage of Ephraim Hatfield and Anna Bundy. Clerk certified that "application was made hereof by George Hatfield their son sufficient to Issue this license." Bond signed by George Hatfield and Ferrell Evans. Married by "feareale evans JP" on November 28, 1830. ------------------------------------------------ Pike County State of Kentucky to wit; I Ferrell Evans Justice of the Peace hereby certify that on the 28th day of November I joined in marriage Ephraim Hatfield and Anna Bundy given under my hand 1830. Ferrell Evans Esq. ------------------------------------------------ Name: Anna Hatfield Event Type: Census Event Date: 1850 Event Place: Pike county, Pike, Kentucky, United States Gender: Female Age: 95 Marital Status: Race (Original): Race: Birthplace: North Carolina Birth Year (Estimated): 1755 House Number: 545 Family Number: 545 Line Number: 31 Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 217 GS Film number: 442985 Digital Folder Number: 004192507 Image Number: 00080 Household Gender Age Birthplace Jerremiah Hatfield M 41 Virginia Rachel Hatfield F 40 Virginia Nancy Hatfield F 18 Kentucky Hellen Hatfield F 17 Kentucky Mary Hatfield F 14 Kentucky Ephraim Hatfield M 12 Kentucky Lavicey Hatfield F 10 Kentucky John Hatfield M 8 Kentucky George Hatfield M 6 Kentucky Jacob Hatfield M 5 Kentucky Elizabeth Hatfield F 2 Kentucky Anna Hatfield F 95 North Carolina MMY6-7JH:396349797 "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 Oct 2013), Anna Hatfield in household of Jerremiah Hatfield, Pike county, Pike, Kentucky, United States; citing dwelling 545, family 545, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 217

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