JESSE FRANKLIN CAUDILL & ELEANOR “NELLIE” ESTEP
 JESSE FRANKLIN CAUDILL settled in Floyd County, KY. He
was born 8 January 1818 in Perry (Now Letcher) County,
KY. He died on 27 October 1874, on Left Beaver Creek,
Floyd County, KY. On 6 August 1834, he married ELEANOR
“NELLE” ESTEP, the daughter of Joel Estep.
In 1837 he was in what is now Boone County, WV where his
daughter Rebecca was born. He was still there in 1842
because he was one of the signers of the petition to form
Boone County from Logan, Kanawha, & Fayette Counties.
Shortly after this he was back in Kentucky.
He and Nelle had 13 children: Matthew Caudill; Rebecca
Caudill; Rachel Caudill; William Caudill; Matilda Caudill;
Wilson Caudill; John Wesley Caudill; Sarah Caudill;
Martha Caudill; Elizabeth Caudill; Kennis F. Caudill;
Nancy Caudill; Alexander Caudill.
 CHILDREN OF JESSE CAUDILL & “NELLIE” ESTEP
 MATTHEW CAUDILL was born in 1836 in Floyd County, KY.
He married ELIZABETH TACKETT, the daughter of William
“Bucky” Tackett and Sarah (Caudill) Tackett. Sarah was the
daughter of Matthew and Sarah (Webb) Caudill. They had 6
children: Sarah Caudill; Abel Caudill; Nancy Caudill;
William Caudill; Jesse Caudill.
 REBECCA CAUDILL was born 19 August 1837 in Boone County,
WV, then Logan County, VA. She died in Pike County, KY on
13 January 1910. She married ABEL TACKETT on 22 February
1855 in Pike County, KY. She is a Grandniece of her husband
Abel’s mother, Sarah Caudill.
Abel was born in July 1833 and was the son of William
“Bucky” Tackett and Sarah Caudill.
Sometime before his death, he gave each of his children
$1,000.00 in gold or the equivalent in property.
Abel & Rebecca are buried in the Chestnut Orchard Cemetery
on Upper Long Fork in Pike County, KY.
Their children are: Elizabeth Tackett; Marion Tackett;
Matthew Tackett; James Tackett; Lucinda Tackett; Jasper
“Jay: Tackett; Newton Tackett; Arminda Tackett; Frankie
Tackett; Willis Tackett; Delilah Tackett; John Tackett;
Abner “Abbey” Tackett; Willard Tackett.
 RACHEL CAUDILL was born about 1839 in Floyd County, KY
and died 28 May 1910. On 9 September 1855 she married GEORGE
W TACKETT in Pike County, KY.
George Tackett was born 27 October 1837 in Pike County, Ky
and died 13 December 1906 in Pike County, KY. He was the son
of William and Sarah (Caudill) Tackett.
Their children are: Jesse Tackett; Patsy Tackett; William
Tackett; Abner Tackett; Ellender “Nellie” Tackett; Silvania
Tackett; Enos Tackett; Kenos Tackett; Jerry Tackett;
Alamander Tackett; Elizabeth Tackett; Wilson Tackett;
Jarvey Tackett; Reuben Tackett; Benjamin Tackett.
 WILLIAM CAUDILL was born about 1842 in Floyd County, KY
and died in July 1904. He married NANCY MARTIN on 26
September 1869. Nancy was born about 1842 in Floyd County,
KY. She was the daughter of Alamander and Malinda (Martin)
Their children are: Hannah “Hanner” Caudill; Elizabeth
Caudill; Mary Caudill; Andrew Caudill; John Caudill.
 MATILDA CAUDILL was born about 1844 in Floyd County, KY
and was married on 18 September 1859 to RILEY ROBERTS. He
was born about 1838.
Their children are: Ellender Roberts who was born about
1860; Daniel who was born about 1862; Kennis F Roberts was
born about 1864 and married Lettie Bailey on 3 April 1883;
Urusla Roberts was born about 1867; James W Roberts was born
about 1869 and married Delila Bailey on 10 November 1887;
John Roberts was born in June 1874 on Left Beaver Creek,
Floyd County, KY
 WILSON CAUDILL was born 22 February 1847 in Floyd
County, KY and died 25 December 1925 in Floyd County, KY. He
is buried in the Buckingham Cemetery, Buckingham, KY.
He married MAHALA MARTIN on 19 May 1856. She was born 1
March 1848 in Floyd County, KY and is buried on the Right
Fork of Beaver Creek. She is the daughter of Alamander
Martin and Malinda Martin.
Their children are: Nancy Caudill who married Elmer Wall
Mullins; Rhoda Caudill who married Maryland Tackett; Hanner
Caudill who married Andrew Johnson; Susan Caudill who
married Andrew Johnson; Wilburn Caudill who married first to
Rebecca Tackett and second to Amanda P Newsome; Rebecca
Caudill who married William Tackett; Flareh Caudill who
married Ben Caudill; Anna Caudill who married Enos Tackett;
Arminda Caudill who married Henry Thornsbury; Rose Caudill
who married Ellis Tackett.
 JOHN WESLEY CAUDILL was born 15 March 1847 in Floyd
County, KY and died 23 November 1923. He married CELIA ANN
MCBRAYER on 6 September 1868. She was born 16 April 1846 in
Ohio and died 5 February 1942 in Russell, KY. She is the
daughter of J R McBrayer.
Their children are: Florence F Caudill who was born 24 June
1875 in West Virginia; Matthew Caudill who was born about
1879; John Albert Caudill who was born 10 April 1881 at
White House, Lawrence County, KY and married Elizabeth Ann
Sparks; George Richard Caudill who was born 31 July 1883 in
Russell, KY and married Mattie Tiller; Author Caudill who
was born in September 1883 in Ohio; Marion Caudill who was
born in August 1886 in KY; J Richard Caudill was born in
July 1889 in KY; Jesse Caudill who was born in April 1886 in
Greenup County, KY and married Minnie Akers.
 SARAH CAUDILL was born about 1850 in Floyd County, KY
and married JAMES DAMRON.
Their children are: Walter Damron; Daniel Damron who
married Ida Akers; Martha Damron who married Willard
Tackett; Rebecca Damron who married Sylnan Tackett; Nellie
Damron who married James Greer.
 MARTHA CAUDILL as born about 1853. ON 26 April 1868
she married WILLIAM “BILL” JOHNSON in Letcher County, KY.
Their children are: Elisha Johnson; Ailly Johnson; Stumbo
 ELIZABETH “BETTY” CAUDILL was born 4 December 1855 in
Floyd County, KY and married HARRISON KEEN on 2 June 1873 in
Floyd County, KY.
Their children are: Mary A Keen who was born 27 March 1874
on Left Beaver Creek, Floyd County, KY; William Keen who was
born 26 March 1876 in Floyd County, KY; James Keen who was
born 16 December 1878 in Floyd County, KY.
 KENIS F CAUDILL was born 19 March 1859 in Floyd County,
KY and married MARGARET HAMPTON who was born in July 1853.
Their children are: Celia A Caudill who was born 8 January
1877 in Floyd County, KY; Matthew Caudill who was born in
August 1578 in Letcher County, KY; Milton R Caudill was born
in August 1880 and married Mary Vallance; Silas Caudill who
was in July 1884 in Ohio and married Lydia Campbell; Comilda
Caudill was born in February 1887 in Ohio;Adie C Caudill
was born in September 1894 in Ohio and married Rose Caudill,
a grand daughter of Reubin and Jane (Barnett) Caudill.
 NANCY CAUDILL was born 17 January 1861 in Floyd County,
KY and died 27 March 1938. She married JAMES THORNSBURY on
17 January 1877 in Floyd County, KY. He was born about 1885
in Floyd County, KY. The resided on Jacks Creek in Floyd
Their children are: Rose Thornsbury; Elisha Thornsbury;
Maudie Thornsbury; Ruth Ann Thornsbury; Mary Thornsbury;
William Thornsbury; Lottie Thornsbury. 1/15/1997
 ALAMANDER L CAUDILL was born 9 August 1863 in Floyd
County, KY and was buried 6 June 1938 in the Alamander
Caudill. Hollybush, KY. On 11 December 1879 he married
MARTHA “PATSY” THORNSBURY. She was born 29 February 1859 and
died 1 December 1924. She is buried in the Caudill Cemetery
at Hollybush, KY. She was a Mid Wife.
Their children are: Clarinda Caudill; Susan Caudill; John W
Caudill; William M Caudill; Louinda Caudill; Louise Caudill;
Rose Caudill; Florence Caudill; Albert B Caudill; Lauda
Caudill; Laconnie Caudill.
 CHILDREN OF MATTHEW CAUDILL & ELIZABETH TACKETT
 SARAH CAUDILL was born about 1856. She married JOSEPH
HALL. They had one daughter: Mary Ellen Hall who was born 4
October 1880 and died 22 January 1948 in the Fleming
Hospital. She married ISAAC W PROFFITT who died about 1933.
 ABEL CAUDILL — see thje chapter pm ABLE CAUDILL
 WILLIAM CAUDILL was born on 1 March 1863 and married
ELIZABETH CAUDILL who was born in July 1863. She was the
daughter of William Caudill and Nancy Martin.
 JESSE CAUDILL was born in April 1867 and married NANCY
BURKE who was born in January, 1887.
Their children are: Allard Caudill; Vinson Caudill; Sarah
Caudill; Moses Caudill; Elvina Caudill; Matthew Caudill;
 NANCY CAUDILL marries SAMMY HAMPTON, son of Joseph
Hampton and Susannah Caudill.
Sammy married a second time to Sylvania Tackett, the
daughter of George W Tackett and Rachael Caudill (the
daughter of JESSE and “Nellie” (Estep) Caudill.
 CHILDREN OF WILLIAM CAUDILL & NANCY MARTIN
 HANNAH “HANNER” Caudill was born 9 November 1860 and
died 20 November 1922. She married JESSE BATES on 8 March
1877. Jesse was born 25 February 1856 in Floyd County, KY
and died 30 November 1943.
Their children are: Nancy Bates; Cecil Bates; Joe B Bates;
John Bates; Can Martin Bates; Florence Bates; Magdalene
Bates; William Jay Bates; Jerry Bates; Arthur Bates.
 ELIZABETH CAUDILL was born in July 1863 in Ky. She
married WILLIAM CAUDILL who was born March 1863. He was the
son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Tackett) Caudill.
Their children are: Matthew Caudill who was born in July 180
and married Hannah Little ; Marion Caudill who was born in
June 1884; Nancy Caudill who was born in November 1887;
Thomas Caudill was born in January 1890; Rosey Caudill was
born in June 1892; Andy Caudill was born in July 1893;
Joseph Caudill was born in March 1897 and married Keturah
Elkins; Elizabeth Caudill was born in March 1899; Susanna
Caudill was born about 1903; Leland Caudill was born about
 MARY CAUDILL married WINFIELD JOHNSON. They lived at
Topmost, Knott County, KY.
Their children are: Rosy Johnson; a daughter who married
Irvin Mullins; Cora Johnson who married Enoch Mullins; Mary
Johnson who married Thomas “Babe” Waddles.
 ANDREW “ANDY” CAUDILL who was born in December 1872 in
VA and married SARAH REYNOLDS who was born about 1870.
Their children are: Catherine Caudill who was born in
August 1895; Hiram Caudill who was born in July 1898 in VA;
Stacy Caudill; Cora Caudill who was born 21 July 1904 in
Knott County, KY; A daughter who married Hon Thornsbury;
Charles Caudill who was born 24 June 1918 in Knott County,
 CHILDREN OF MARTHA CAUDILL & WILLIAM “BILL” JOHNSON
 ELISHA JOHNSON was born 22 September 1876 in Floyd
County, KY and died at Jacks Creek, Floyd County, KY on 20
March 1943. He married CINDI COOK who was born 7 August 180
in Letcher County, KY. She died on Jacks Creek on 23
December 1953. She was the daughter of George and Jennie
They had a daughter: Martha Johnson.
 AILLY JOHNSON was born 2 April 1878 in Floyd County, KY.
 STUMBO JOHNSON was born 7 October 1887 and died 20 April
1963. He married ROSANEY ISAACS about 1909. Children of
this marriage were: Grace Johnson; Fred Johnson; B H
Johnson; Everett Johnson; Robert Johnson; Debbie Johnson;
Dessie Johnson; Violia Johnson; Irene Johnson.
 CHILDREN OF HANNAH “HANNER” CAUDILL & JESSE BATES
 NANCY BATES married ROACH THORNSBURY. Their children
are: Cecil Thornsbury; William Thornsbury; Dennis
Thornsbury; Dinah Thornsbury; Pearl Thornsbury; Earl
Thornsbury; Mary Thornsbury.
 CECIL BATES was born 5 February 1884 and died 27 January
1959. About 1901 he married GENEVA COOK who was born 30
August 1880 and died 26 July 1959. They lived at Topmost,
Their children are: Luther Bates; Bert Bates; Hettie Bates;
Elmer Bates; Hager Bates; Mary Bates.
 JOE B BATES married _____. He Lived in Greenup County,
KY. He served about 16 years in the U S House of
Representatives and held other political offices. He died in
His children are: Joe Bates, Jr; Rebecca Bates.
 JOHN BATES married married SUSAN HALL. They lived at
Topmost, KY. Their children are: Stella Bates; Joe Bates;
 CAN MARTIN BATES was born about 1898 at Dry Creek, Ky
and died at Lexington, KY on 12 November 1975. He married
ANN BATES. Their children are: Mabel Bates; Can Martin
Bates, Jr; Carter G Bates; Robert H Bates.
 FLORENCE BATES was born 21 September 1891 at Topmost, KY
and died in Xenia, OH on 31 December 1981. She is buried in
the Dry Creek Cemetery, Topmost, KY.
Her first marriage was to DUNK HALL which ended in
divorce. Her second marriage was to ALLEN COLLINS. Her
third marriage was to R H ISAACS who died in 1956.
Her children by Hallis Millard Hall. Her children by Collins
is Everage Collins; Ulysses Collins who married Mabel Allen;
Norman Collins who married a Hall; Audrey Collins. Her
children by Isaacs are: Elsie Isaacs who married John Hall;
Can Martin Isaacs; Anna Elma Isaacs who married a Pence;
Edith Isaacs who married a Preston; Leon Isaacs; Othavell
Isaacs who married a Downing; Dollie Isaacs who married a
Hall; Eva Isaacs who married a Matthews.
 MAGDALENE BATES was born 24 December 1895 and died 7
April 1952. She married WILLIE MULLINS, and they lived at
Topmost, KY. Their children are: Virgil Mullins; Chester
Mullins; Charles Mullins; Myrtle Mullins.
 WILLIAM JAY BATES was born 25 February 1886 and died 9
April 1958. He married MINDA HOWELL on 1 February 1911.
Their children are: Hanner Bates who married Leonard Little;
Charles Bates; Clyde Bates; Marie Bates; Josephine Bates who
married a Watts.
 JERRY BATES who married NANNIE MULLINS. Their children
are: Kenos Bates; Willie Bates; Carl Bates; Daniel Bates;
 ARTHUR BATES – No other information.
 CHILDREN OF ELISHA JOHNSON AND CINDI COOK
 MARTHA JOHNSON was born 16 July 1898 at Hello, KY
and died on 23 July 1982 at Albion, MI. She married ISAAC
CAUDILL, SR who was born 9 February 1892 in Knott County,
KY and died in Floyd County, KY. They are buried at Drift,
Floyd County, KY.
Their children are: Ivan Caudill; Mabel Caudill; Isaac
Isaac’s ancestry goes back to a common ancestor as his
wife, Martha. which is Matthew and Sarah (Webb) Caudill. His
Parents are Harvey and Sarah (Mullins) Caudill. His Grand
Parents are Abijah and Elizabeth (Slone) Caudill. His Great
Grand Parents are Abner and Ellender (Johnson) Caudill.
Abner is the son of Matthew and Sarah (Webb) Caudill.
 CHILDREN OF NANCY BATES & ROACH THORNSBURY
 CECIL THORNSBURY married LINDA CAUDILL on 2 February
1920. She was born in August 1902 and died 27 May 1960.
They lived at Topmost, KY.
Their children are: Arizona Thornsbury; Clarinda Thornsbury;
Rose Thornsbury; Lizzie Thornsbury; Hager Thornsbury; Airene
Thornsbury; Nancy Thornsbury; Marlene Thornsbury; Myra
 WILLIAM THORNSBURY married SARAH JOHNSON. Sarah is a
sister to Martha Johnson (see # 79) who married Isaac
Their children are: Nellie Thornsbury; Roach Thornsbury;
William Thornsbury, Jr; Alene Thornsbury; Ida Thornsbury who
married Robert Owens; Anna Thornsbury; Rose Ella Thornsbury;
Zelda Thornsbury; Ada Thornsbury; Frank Thornsbury; Jerry
Thornsbury; Willie Thornsbury.
 DENNIS THORNSBURY married____ and lived at Eastern, KY.
His children are: Aggie Thornsbury; Selmer Thornsbury; Elmer
Thornsbury; Doshel Thornsbury; Delmer Thornsbury; Marion
Thornsbury; Locie Thornsbury; Zollie Thornsbury; Dennis
 DINAH THORNSBURY married CARLUS CAUDILL. Their children
are: Arthur Caudill; John Caudill; Garner Caudill;
Obby Caudill; Imogene Caudill; Eugene Caudill.
 PEARL THORNSBURY married JOHN TILTON MEADE. Their
children are: Lois Meade; Edna Lee Meade; Eugene Meade; Alma
Dean Meade; Arnold Meade.
 EARL THORNSBURY married MILLIE HALL. They lived at
Topmost, KY. Their children are: Mary Lou Thornsbury; Uhabon
Thornsbury; Avalon Thornsbury; Minnie Thornsbury; Susie
Thornsbury; Hermey Thornsbury; Earl Lloyd Thornsbury.
 OPAL THORNSBURY married SOL BRADLEY. They lived in
Ironton, Lawrence County, OH. Their children are: Denver
Bradley; George Bradley; David Bradley.
 LIZZIE THORNSBURY married HOB DIALS. They lived at
Littcar, KY. They had one child: Laura Lee Dials.
 ANNIE THORNSBURY – No additional information.
 CHILDREN OF MARTHA JOHNSON & ISAAC CAUDILL, SR
 IVAN CAUDILL was born 4 September 1921.
 MABEL CAUDILL was born 12 December 1925.
 ISAAC CAUDILL JR was born 7 December 1934 at Martin,
Floyd County, KY. He married SHIRLEY MAE HACKWORTH who was
born 1 August 1934 at Garrett, Floyd County, KY. She is the
daughter of Melvin and Pearlie (Williams) Hackworth.
Their children are: LeRoy Caudill; Iva Ann Caudill; Pamela
 CHILDREN OF ISAAC CAUDILL, JR & SHIRLEY MAE HACKWORTH
 LE ROY CAUDILL was born 25 March 1954 in Concord,
Jackson County. MI. On 12 August 1978 he married GINA LEE
POBST at Oran, Scott County, Missouri. She is the daughter
of Harold Stephen and Bernice Bonita (Gluckhertz) Pobst.
Their children are: Allyson Caudill who was born 26
September 1986 in Warren, Wayne County, MI; Stuart Lee
Caudill who was born 15 September 1990 in Winchester, VA;
Caleb Isaac Caudill who was born 15 September 1990 in
[51A] IVA ANN CAUDILL was born 19 February 1955 in Concord,
MI. She died in September. 1992 in Battle Creek, MI and is
buried in Homer, Calhoun County, MI.
Her first marriage was to JOSEPH PARSONS, and they had one
child: Joseph Parsons, Jr who was born 29 April 1975 in
Marshall, Calhoun County, MI.
[51B] IVA ANN CAUDILL had a second marriage to ABE FRENCH.
They were married Nashville, Barry County, MI and have one
child: Jeslyn Frency who was born in Nashville, MI.
[52A] PAMELA LYNN CAUDILL was born 9 March 1961 in Albion
Calhoun County, MI. Her first marriage was to GARY BERNER in
Battle Creek, MI. There are two children of this marriage:
Jack Paul Berner who was born 6 August 1988 in Stuart, FL;
Julia Marie Berner who was born 4 June 1992 in Waynesboro,
[52B] PAMELIA LYNN CAUDILL’s second marriage was to STEVE
BUCKLAND in Stuart, FL. They have one child: Rachel
Elizabeth Buckland who was born 29 July 1996 in
Charlottesville, Albenarle County, VA.