Person:Priscilla Christian (1)

Priscilla Christian
b.abt 1770 Virginia
m. BEF 1762
  1. Priscilla Christianabt 1770 - bef 1807
m. Oct 1785
  1. Cuthbert Bullittabt 1786 -
  2. Helen Scott Bullittabt 1788 -
  3. Anne Christian Bullittabt 1790 -
  4. William Christian Bullittabt 1792 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Priscilla Christian
Married Name Bullitt
Gender Female
Birth? abt 1770 Virginia[est based on age 15 at marriage]
Marriage Oct 1785 Virginia, United Statesto Lt. Gov. Alexander Scott Bullitt, of Kentucky
Death? bef 1807 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United Statesprob at Oxmoor
  1. Family Recorded, in Jennings, Kathleen. Louisville's first families. (Louisville, Kentucky: Standard Printing Company, 1920), 19, Secondary quality.

    ... the property having been in possession of the Bullitts from that day when Alexander Scott Bullitt and his bride, Priscilla Christian, came to make the Kentucky home of this branch of the Bullitt family that has figured prominently in the social and professional life of Louisville ever since.

    Alexander Scott Bullitt, the son of Judge Cuthbert Bullitt, of the General Court of Virginia, preferred coming to Kentucky to fight Indians to staying at home and studying law. His fifteen-year-old bride, Priscilla, was the daughter of Col. William Christian and his wife, Annie Henry, a sister of Patrick Henry. Col. Christian, by a patent of 1780, was granted 2,000 acres of the Beargrass land which had been surveyed in 1774, and on it, in 1780, there was a considerable fort, Sturgis Station, occupied by from twenty to forty families. Thither Col. Christian, of Virginia, sent his slaves ahead to prepare a dwelling, and he with his family arrived to settle in August, 1785 Col. Christian was killed by Indians in 1786. Two years after building the log cabin above the spring of Oxmoor, the Bullitts erected a frame house where their children, Cuthbert, Helen Scott, Anne and William C. Bullitt, were born. ...