Facts and Events
The timeline below is a shortened version of material prepared by Steve Burkett in 1990:
Info from Abiud's pension app:
1778 lived in Wilkes Co., N.C. when he first entered service in Rev. War
1780 discharged in Wilkes Co., N.C.
1781 again served and was discharged, served in company in which William Jackson was Captain
1781 lived in Wilkes Co., N.C. after war until he went to Floyd Co., KY in 1808
This statement conflicts with the fact of Abuid's being enumerated on the 1800 census in ASHE Co. He had not moved and probably still considered that he still lived in Wilkes. But the area he lived in was cut out of Wilkes and named Ashe County in 1799; therefore, his appearance on the 1800 Ashe County census.
1800 Census Morgan Dist, Ashe Co., NC.
Fairchild, Biud 00010 33010 Morgan pg 78 this indicates 3 dau under 10 and 3 dau bet 10 thru 15.
The family has probably not moved. Ashe County was cut from Wilkes Co in 1799. Later, the area became Watauga Co.!
Gary Collins has a rootsweb chart which gives a birthdate for Sarah as 6 Jan 1784 in Wilkes Co., NC. No source is given. But that date is consistant with her age in the 1850 Census.
1850 Census Johnson Co., Kentucky
Sarah Colvin 65 F NC (abt 1785)
Sarah Colvin 29 F KY
Asa Colvin 27 M Farmer KY (in 1860 he is indexed as Acy I. Calvin)
John Colvin 36 M Farmer KY
Minerva A. Colvin 11 F KY
Allen R. Colvin 10 M KY
Elizabeth Colvin 8 F KY
Henry Colvin 7 M KY
Sarah J. Colvin 4 F KY
The younest 5 children are John's children and Sarah's grandchildren. Sarah is living next hh to her son Jackson. Note a possible son of Sarah is listed beside her son Isaac on the next census page.
- ↑ Research paper of Steve Burkart, P. O. Box 6, Salem, KY Oct 1990.
- ↑ Website of Michael Nestor: www.michaeldnestor.com/fairchild/fairchild1351.html.
- United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Johnson Co., Kentucky; family #348.
- United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1860 Census Johnson Co., Kentucky: Family #836.