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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Whiny Wednesday - the McCubbins

Another picture of baby Austin and grown Austin. *sigh*

Vidal Sasson is dead and I don't feel so good myself.
Actually, I really don't. Coughing. Headaching. Earaching. General ick.
The Lord has been really good today to a friend who was carrying a heavy burden and I'm grateful.
And another friend has lost her father, who had suffered for the past few years.
I won't pretend to understand how it all works but I know, with all of my heart, that God is good.
And I know He's good to me. Far beyond what I deserve, if my life were to be weighed on human scale.

Austin has been a little independent this week. He decided last night he was going to spend the night with his married friend and I "strongly advised" against it. He stormed around and yelled and slammed doors but he didn't go. There aren't many boundaries here but the few that I have ought to be respected.

It's been chilly today. I turned the a/c on for about half an hour on Sunday and turned it right back off because the cats were miserable with their perching windows shut. Since then it's been totally comfortable. It's 66 degrees right now, which for May is unreal.

My pen that I was using in my little genealogy notebook ran out of ink today. That's a lot of writing, y'all. It's a lot of little trails of research that I've wandered down. Like the two James McCubbins who married two Mary Cooks. I thought I was going blind... or losing my mind... because I kept finding James and Mary in what was obviously two different generations. I messaged Uncle Bill and he confirmed... there were two. There are also at least four William Wards on the other side of the tree. Thus the need for a notebook and lots of little charts.

I also found another DAR connection, complete with the ancestor number. It's a cool story which I have cut and pasted for you below, if you're interested. The lineage is as follows:

My mom's dad was C.B. Pennington (born 1908)
His father was William Judson Pennington (born 1878)
His mother was Louisa McCubbin (born 1855)
Her father was Zachariah McCubbin (born 1815)
His father was James McCubbin Jr. (born 1789/90)
His father was James McCubbin Sr. (born 1755) and here's the story of what his wife, Mary Cook, went through to get her Revolutionary War Pension:

James McCubbin b. April 14, 1755 Baltimore Co., MD, d. March 16, 1824 Green Co., Ky. Married Dec. 29, 1784 in that part of Guilford Co., NC which became Rockingham Co. in 1785, to Mary Cook b. 1769.
Mary Cook McCubbin applied for a widow's pension on the service of her husband but was refused because she could present no proof of their marriage other than that of their family Bible. 

Mary McCubbin married on Jan. 17, 1825, John Dicken of Green Co., Ky. and became his widow June 13, 1841. As Mary Dicken of Green Co., Ky. she applied for a pension Mar. 10, 1853 on the Revolutionary War record of John Dicken. Her application gave the war service of both Husbands. She stated thatt James McCubbin served in the war as a private for the term of six months and was honorably discharged. She recalled James McCubbin telling of being in the Battle of Stono and thinks the officers were Wade Hampton, John Hampton and Edward Hampton; Edward Hampton having been the Captain of the company in which her husband served. James McCubbin's service may be found in Revolutionary War Pension Claim 1836 and verified in DAR National No. 250045.

James McCubbin appears to have been the son of William McCubbin and his wife Elinor Conley of Maryland who moved to Halifax Co. (later Pittsylvannia Co.), VA. James and Mary Cook McCubbin moved to Green Co., Ky. in 1805 or 1806. His will was presented for probate April 19, 1824 in Green Co., Ky. It may be found in Green Co. Court Records, Will Book 2, page 104.

And here's a little more on the subject of Mrs. Mary (Polly) McCubbin Dicken and the pensions her two husbands earned in the Revolutionary War. Considering that my Clow ancestors mostly hightailed it to Canada for the duration of the war, I'm glad we've got a couple of Patriots in the mix. 

DICKEN, John & Polly (Mary), VA, W 1836 - Bounty land Warrant 26595-160-55

Mary Dicken aplied for a penion on account of the services of a former
husband, James McCUBBIN in the state of NC also. 

On 21 Jan 1833, John DICKEN appeared, age 74. Stated he had 1st volunteered
about Dec 1, 1778, serving under Capt. Gabriel SLAUGHTER in Culpeper Co VA
and aided in guarding the barracks in Albemarle Co until the last of July
1779. In the fall of that year he moved to KY. In the spring of 1780 he
returned to Culpeper Co and that summer volunteered under Capt Richard
YANCY in the regiment commanded by Gen STEPHENS until Oct 1781. Then
marched through the state of VA, crossed the James River, marched to
Hillsborough, then to Salisbury, then to Charlotteville, then down the
Catawaba River, crossed Dan River under command of Gen MORGAN. Had an
engagement with Lord CORNWALLIS in 1781 at Guiliford Court House where he
joined the company of Capt BEAZLEY under command of capt BROWN in Gen
CLARK'S regiment. Went out against the Maumee Indians during which time he
was acting as a spy undr command of Col COX. In all, he served from June
1778 until the surrender of Cornwallis at Little York and other tours for 2
years. Served in the Battle of Hot Water, Green Springs and was honorably
discharged in the fall of 1781.

On 6 Mar 1833 in Monroe Co, Ephraim DICKEN made oath that Dicken ahd been
born in Culpeper Co VA 16 Apr 1759 on the Robertson River and had served as
stated. William NOE, clergyman and Samuel PHILLIPS also gave depositions -
all neighbors - well acquainted, etc.

On 1 June 1833 in Green Co Dicken re-appeared and swore to the service
shown above and added that he was a private soldier for an 8-month tour
under command of Capt Slaughter under command of Col HARVEY in 1778 or
1779. Served 16 months under command of Gen MORGAN 1780 or 1781. Was an
ensign for a 4-month tour under Capt BROWN in 1788 or 1786. Had volunteered
to serve in capacity of a Lt. in the regiment of Col Cox. Moved to KY in
1787 and for the last 12 years had resided in Green Co. James McCUBBIN and
Elijah GUM gave their depositions - lived in same neighborhood, well-know,

On 10 Mar 1857, Mary Dicken appeared at age 82. Said she was a widow of
James McCUBBIN who had died in 1824 and said they had been married in
Rockingham Co NC 29 Dec 1784 by Rev. Mr. Isaac CANTRILL; her maiden name
had been Mary COOK. They had resided in NC until about 1804 or 1805 and
moved to KY. She married DICKEN in 1826 and had cohabitated with him until
he died 13 June 1841. Children by her first marriage were: John, James,
Sally, Zachariah, Joseph, Polly, William, Eleanor, Pleasant, Nicholas,
thomas, Elizabeth and David McCubbin. The eldest of these children were
85?? (so written) and the youngest was 37. Both of her husbands had served
in the Rev. War.

She swore that James McCUBBIN had entered service in Rockingham Co NC
1776/7 when he was 19/20 years old. He had served in the company of Capt
PIERCE, a tour of 6 months and served in the Battle of Stone.

On 29 Mar 1851 in Green Co George MORRIS, Nancy MORRIS and Zachariah
McCubbin gave their depositions - swore to her statements. Said she and her
husbands had been legally married; that she had re-married after McCubbin's
death and had heard him speak of his service. The family Bible showed the
following: Mary Cook marmried James McCubbin Dec 29, 1754 in Rockingham Co,
NC. Listed then was: John McCubbin, born Sept 16, 1785; James McCubbin born
July 10, 1798; Sally McCubbin born Sept 19 1791 and David McCubbin born
Sept 22, 1813. 

On 10 Mar 1853, Green Co, she appeared at age 84 and said she had been
legally married to John Dicken 17 Jan 1825 and that he had died iN Green Co
13 June 1841. James T McCubbin and Amy McCubbin gave their depositions;
swore she was still a widow. 

On 12 Mar 1853, Green Co, Robert MARSHALL, Clerk, certified that he had
maried John Dicken and Polly McCubbins and they had been married by Johnson
GRAYHAM (or he was the clerk at that time).

Polly Dicken received $80 per year; certificate issued 21 May 1852 and sent
to S A SPENCER at Greensburg. John Dicken had been placed on the rolls of
KY Roll of Pensions at $80 per year, certificate issued 22 Aug 1833 and
sent to William T WILLIS at Greensburg.

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Anyways... that's what's happening today. Hope you had a Wonderful Wednesday!



That genealogy stuff can be tricky. My grandfather changed his name when he emigrated to the USA and I don't even know his name. My mom and dad dies when I was young and I barely remember them.

It's cool you can get what you do.

As to your son, if he's graduated HS, let him make his own mistakes. He'll either learn the hard way or end up miserable. Either way, you can't protect him forever. It's time to be more his friend than his mother.