Person:James Birney (1)

James Gillespie Birney, Esq.
  1. James Gillespie Birney, Esq.1792 -
  2. Anna "Nancy" Birney1793 - 1859
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Gillespie Birney, Esq.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Feb 1792 Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States
Other[2] 1 Nov 1806 Lincoln, Kentucky, United Statesnamed in Will of John Reed, grandfather
Occupation[1] 1832 member, American Colonization Society
Occupation[1] 1836 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United Statesfounder of the abolitionist newspaper The Philanthropist
Education[1] Princeton (township), Mercer, New Jersey, United StatesPrinceton
Occupation[1] kentucky, united states State Senator
Occupation[1] Alabama, United StatesState Senator
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Cooper, Richard. Cincinnati's Underground Railroad. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, South Carolina. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4671-1156-0.
  2. Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather, comp. Lincoln County, Kentucky. Marriage Records, 1793-1800, Will Records 1801-07. Vol. 2. Chillicothe, MO, USA: Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, c1965.

    Name: John Reed , page 104
    My wife, Elizabeth Reed
    My children: William Reed, John Reed, Jonathan Reed, Thomas Reed
    To Mary Rall, Sarah Green, Lettice Hughes
    Written: November 1, 1806
    Probated: October 12, 1807
    Executors: Son, John Reed and son in law, Willis Green
    Witnesses: Walter Crow, David Myers, John Withers, Garland Withers

    Codicil mentions
    grandchildren, James Birney and Nancy Birney, children of late daughter, Martha Birney
    Witnesses: Anne Reed, Susannah Robison, and Aaron Wilhoit