Sunday, October 17, 2004

Robert Smith Mabry, Sr.: Life in Kentucky and Tennessee (1812-1827)

Robert Smith and Rebeccah (Adams) Mabry and their children headed west from Pittsylvania County, Virginia in about 1812, settling on the border between Logan County, Kentucky and Robertson County, Tennessee.

They did not travel alone. At least three of Rebeccah's siblings settled in the same area: Nathan and Sally (Murphy) Adams, William and Fanny (Meachum) Adams,and Dudley and Mary "Polly" (Adams) Farthing.

The 1820 Census lists the Mabry and Adams families in Springfield Township, in Robertson County, Tennessee, but most records indicate the children were born in Logan County, Kentucky. It seems likely that the Mabry's lived close to the border between the counties. (1826 Kentucky/Tennessee Map - look just west of center on the border between the states)

Robert and Rebeccah Mabry had seven children there: Dudley Henry, Richard Greenville, William Henry, Nathan A., Rebecca Littlejohn, Sarah Elizabeth,and Robert Smith Mabry (our ancestor).

After about 15 years, in about 1827, the Mabrys headed west again, settling in Marion County, Illinois, where they were listed in the 1830 Census.

Mini biography: Robert Smith Mabry, Sr.

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