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Winfrey, Elisha Thomas

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Winfrey, Elisha Thomas
February 20, 2007 08:53PM
Adair Co.
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Elisha Thomas Winfrey was born on December 21, 1828, in Adair
County, KY. Although his year of death is recorded as 1821 on his
tombstone, census records, his marriage record, and the family Bible
support a birth year of 1828. He was the son of Sims Alden Winfrey and
Margaret Neat. Sims, the son of Philip Winfrey and Martha Northcult, was
born November 15, 1795, in Kentucky. Sims married Margaret Neat in Adair
County on September 5, 1820. Margaret, the daughter of Rudolph Neat
and Maria Margaretha Frey, was born on December 24, 1801, in North
Carolina. Sims and Margaret had 9 children: Emily Jane, Gennetta,
Rudolph, Elisha, Margaret, Philip, Martha, Sarah, and S.R.(female).
Elisha married Syrilda Caskie Gadberry on January 22, 1857, in
Adair County. Syrilda, the daughter of William Gadberry and Esther Neat,
was born in Adair County on April 22, 1832. William, whose parents are
unknown, was probably born around 1795, in Virginia. William married
Esther Neat on February 8, 1816, in Adair County, Kentucky. Esther, the
daughter of Rudolph Neat and Maria Margaretha Frey, was born about 1790,
in North Carolina. William and Esther had 7 children: James, Mary,
Hester, Andrew, William, J., and Syrilda.
Except for a brief time during the Civil War, Elisha and Syrilda
lived and farmed in the Little Cake area of Adair County their entire
lives. In the cabin they built near the Green River they raised their 8
children: Geriah Isabell (1858-1945), Castella Thomas(1859-1907), Laura
T. (1863-1867/68), Margaret Susanna (1865-1943), Logan Thomas (1868-1926),
William T. (1873-1875), Sims Alden (1870-1924), and Elisha Franklin
(1875-1955).
Geriah married Ocellous Lucanus Hardwick on February 23, 1880.
Castella married John Richard Beard on January 31, 1883. Margaret
married Benjamin Ernest Cook on August 6, 1894. Logan married Mattie J.
White on June 5, 1889. Sims Alden married Sue Rigney on December
27,1902. Elisha Franklin married Elfir Taylor on October 12, 1899. On
October 6, 1937, he married Rachel Hill.
Elisha died on October 7, 1897. Syrilda died on March 4, 1900.
Elisha and Syrilda are both buried in Tabernacle Cemetery, Neatsville,
Adair County, Kentucky.
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