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WILLIAM RAMSEY and RAMSEY HISTORY

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Re: WILLIAM RAMSEY and RAMSEY HISTORY

Joseph Luther (View posts)
Posted: 1151418380000
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There is much information about the Josiah Ramsey family history in the Missouri history books.

According to Draper Manuscripts, Josiah Ramsey who was a captive of the Indians as a boy of about 10 was the son of Thomas Ramsey of Augusta County, VA who is found also in Boetourt, Fincastle and Washington Counties in VA. Thomas Ramsey who is said to have served in the French and Indian War is listed as one of the earliest settlers of Washington County, VA being there prior to 1770.

Henry and William Ramsey were also sons of Thomas Ramsey. He had daughters Mary Ramsey who married Colonel Anthony Bledsoe and Elizabeth who married Amos Heaton/Eaton.

Most of the members of this Ramsey family including Josiah, William and Henry removed to the Cumberland Settlements near Nashville. Henry, William, and Anthony Bledsoe were killed by Indians in the late 1780s. Josiah survived and removed to KY and finally to MO where he died at an advanced age.
Rosemary Ramsey Cox

JOSIAH RAMSEY "son of Josiah Ramsey of Reidy Creek in Wythe Co. VA, and brother of Mrs. Eaton and Thomas Ramsey" came "with his brother to the Cumberland Settlements in 1780".
THOMAS RAMSEY "son of Josiah Ramsey, and brother of Josiah Ramsey (see beforementioned)"

You can read about the Bledsoes, Eaton and Ramsey sisters in "Seedtime on the Cumberland" by Harriet Arrnow. There are several physical land features in the Nashville basin around the Cumberland River named after Eaton and Bledsoe, who died in the early Indian battles before TN became a state. Amos Eaton came to TN overland by way of the Holston River valley. Mary and Elizabeth had a brother named

Josiah who had a well known reputation as an Indian fighter.

RAMSEY.-Jonathan Ramsey was born in Livingston county,
Ky. His father was Josiah Ramsey, who was captured by the In-
dians when he was seven years of age, and remained with them
until he was thirty. He became a celebrated hunter, and settled
in Callaway county, Mo., in 1819. Jonathan was married in
Kentucky, to Hannah Lampkin, by whom he had-Allen, Ewell,
Maria, and Jane. Mr. Ramsey was a delegate to the Constitu-
tional Convention in 1820, and afterward represented Callaway
county in the Legislature for several years. He was also one of
the Commissioners selected to locate the Capital of the State.
He strongly advocated Cotesansdessein as the place, but there
was some dispute about the title to the land upon which the town
was situated, and Jefferson City was selected as the future Capi-
tal. Mr. Ramsey was a shrewd business man, and accumulated
a fortune before his death. Jane Ramsey married Robert Ew-
ing, of Kentucky, and their son, Hon. Henry Clay Ewing, became
Attorney-General of Missouri.

Descendants of Thomas Ramsey

1 Thomas Ramsey 1675 - 1745
......... 2 Mary RAMSEY 1767 - 1808
............. +Anthony Bledsoe 1733 - 1788
.................... 3 Susannah Susan Bledsoe 1770 - 1832
........................ +William Archibald Penny 1770 - 1842
............................... 4 Margaret "Peggy" Penny 1796 -
................................... +Louis Lorimier, Jr. 1784 - 1831
............................... *2nd Husband of Margaret "Peggy" Penny:
................................... +John C. Walker 1811 - 1860
............................... 4 Mary Polly Penney 1800 -
................................... +Thomas Smith Rodney 1792 - 1825
............................... 4 William Archibald Penney 1811 -
................................... +Maria L. UNKNOWN 1817 -
............................... 4 Matilda Penny 1798 -
............................... 4 Isaac Bledsoe Penney 1808 -
................................... +Eunice Unknown
............................... 4 Thomas Bledsoe Penney 1810 -
................................... +Unknown Shelby
............................... 4 Anthony B Penny 1801 -
............................... 4 Simon Sides 1799 - 1862
.................... 3 Nancy Bledsoe - 1831
.................... 3 Isaac M Bledsoe - 1850
.................... 3 Thomas Bledsoe - 1794
.................... 3 Anthony Bledsoe - 1974
.................... 3 Rachel Bledsoe
.................... 3 Sarah Bledsole - 1852
.................... 3 Elizabeth Betsy Bledsoe - 1810
.................... 3 Prudence Bledsoe 1789 -
.................... 3 Mary Bledsoe
.................... 3 Abraham Abram Bledsoe 1782 - 1815
.................... 3 Henry Ramsay Bledsoe 1781 - 1838
.................... 3 Mary Polly Bledsoe 1780 - 1854
......... *2nd Husband of Mary RAMSEY:
............. +Nathaniel Parker 1730 - 1803
......... 2 Josiah Ramsey 1750 - 1835
............. +Unknown Patterson 1760 - 1840
......... *2nd Wife of Josiah Ramsey:
............. +Nancy Patterson
.................... 3 Jonathan Ramsay 1776 - 1860
........................ +Hannah Lampkin 1785 - 1830
............................... 4 [1] Uel Ramsay 1806 -
................................... +[2] Caroline Conger 1810 -
............................... 4 [3] Maria Ramsay
............................... 4 [4] Jane Ramsay
................................... +[5] Robert Ewing
............................... 4 [6] Allen Ramsey - 1813
............................... 4 [7] Betsy Ramsey
............................... 4 [8] Josiah Ramsey
............................... 4 [9] Sally Ramsey
.................... *2nd Wife of Jonathan Ramsay:
........................ +Nancy Patterson
............................... 4 [1] Uel Ramsay 1806 -
................................... +[2] Caroline Conger 1810 -
............................... 4 [3] Maria Ramsay
............................... 4 [4] Jane Ramsay
................................... +[5] Robert Ewing
............................... 4 [6] Allen Ramsey - 1813
............................... 4 [7] Betsy Ramsey
............................... 4 [8] Josiah Ramsey
............................... 4 [9] Sally Ramsey
.................... 3 Unknown Ramsay
......... 2 Henry RAMSEY 1764 - 1788
......... 2 William RAMSEY
......... 2 Elizabeth RAMSEY
............. +Amos Eaton
.. +Ellen Ella Hughes 1873 - 1957
*2nd Wife of Thomas Ramsey:
.. +Ann
*3rd Wife of Thomas Ramsey:
.. +Elizabeth MdNmUnk Ramsey 1679 -
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