bullet Joan. Parents: Henry I Beauclerc King of England and Sybilla Corbet.


bulletJoanna was born on 5 Jul 1321. Parents: Edward II of Caernarvon King of England and Isabella de France.


bullet Eleanor Johnsesmknt

Children were: Mary Rice.


bulletJanet Johnson was born about 1557.

Children were: John Jackson.


bulletPaul Dean Johnson (Private).


bulletArchibald Johnston was born about 1545.

Children were: Joseph Johnston.


bulletJoseph Johnston was born about 1570 in Hilton. Parents: Archibald Johnston and Rachel Arnot.

Children were: Rachael Johnston.


bulletRachael Johnston was born about 1588 in Edingburgh, , Scotland. Parents: Joseph Johnston.

She was married to John Jackson on 11 Jan 1602/3 in Edingburh, , Scotland. Children were: Janet Jackson.


bullet Minnie Jollie was born in Jul 1864 in Missouri.

She was married to Edward D. McCune on 4 Sep 1884 in Randolph Co., Mo.. Children were: Myrtle McCune, Zoa McCune, Reuben Rufie McCune Ruby, Ambrose McCune.


bullet Lucy Jones


bulletJuanita .

Children were: Dorlene Woods.


bulletJudith Princess.

She was married to Æthelwulf King of England on 1 Oct 856 in Verberie sur Oise, France.


bullet Juliane Nun at Fontevraul was born about 1090. Parents: Henry I Beauclerc King of England and Ansfride .


bullet Kathlin Parents: Rolf Ragnvaldsson 1st Duke of Normandy and Poppa de Valois Duchess of Normandy.


bullet Anna Kavanaugh was born after 1765. Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman.


bullet Anna Kavanaugh was born on 29 Mar 1748 in Culpepper, Va. She died on 3 Jun 1810 in Madison, Kentucky. The correct spelling according to the DAR Magazine,
November 1986 on page 772, "Cavanaugh".

Various reports record one Anna Kavanaugh as marrying one Adam Woods and having various descendants. Some reports record her as a daughter of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr., others as Philemon Jr. Various published works on the Woods family record the birth date of this Anna Kavanaugh as 29 March 1748 and record birth dates for many of their 12 children (apparently coming from family records). If Anna was born in 1748 she could not have been the daughter of Philemon Sr. And the estate records of Philemon Jr. do not indicate any daughter named Anna. Philemon Jr was married about 1755 making him not a plausible father. It is interesting to note that some early published sources record Anna as the sister of Jael Kavanaugh - the daughter of Charles & Ann Kavanaugh - this Jael having married one Peter Woods who is to have been a brother of Adam Woods (they being children of William & Susanah Woods). Jael also had a brother, Philemon, who married Elizabeth Woods (a sister of Peter & Adam). It seems much more likely that Anna was a daughter of Charles & Anna Kavanaugh - but why she does not seem to be recorded on probate and estate records of Charles & Ann Kavanaugh is uncertain. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams.

She was married to Adam Woods Major in 1768 in Albemarle County, Virginia. (46) Children were: William Woods Judge , Archibald Woods, Patrick Woods, Michael Woods, John M. D. Woods, Hannah Woods, Anna Woods, Polly Woods, Sallie Woods, Susan Woods.


bullet Art Boy Kavanaugh was born between 1429 and 1471 in Ennisworthy, Ireland. He died in 1518. Parents: Donnell Reac Kavanaugh.

Children were: Muircertach Kavanaugh.


bulletBenjamin Kavanaugh. Parents: Philemon , Jr. Kavanaugh and Ann Cave.


bulletBrian McCahir Kavanaugh died on 12 Mar 1630/31 in Ireland. He was born in Ireland. Parents: Donough Kavanaugh.

Children were: Moroch Kavanaugh Sir.


bulletCathaoir Kavanaugh was born between 1477 and 1517. He died in 1541. Parents: Muircertach Kavanaugh.

Children were: Donough Kavanaugh .


bulletCharles Kavanaugh was born after 1755. Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman.


bullet Charles Coleman Kavanaugh was born about 1785 in Kentucky. Parents: Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. and Francis Powell.


bullet Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. was born in 1764 in Virginia. He died on 21 Aug 1821 in Howard Co., MO. He has reference number 226. Birth date estimated from marriage date as well as order of children from parents.

Charles Kavanaugh, Jr., a son of Chares Kavanaugh Sr., and Ann his wife, was born in Culpeper County, Va. As early as or prior to 1787, being then a grown man, he came from the place of his birth to Madison County, Ky.

He produced his commission and qualified as Captain of militia. Oct. 2, 1792, he was authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony being in regular communion with the Methodist Church . His wife was named Frances, for he joined as one of the grantors in the deeds to the Yanceys of Culpeper County, Va., as one of the legatees of his father's will in 1797, in which deeds his wife's name appears to be Frances, and other deeds show that her name was Frances, and he evidently married before immigrating to Kentucky.

It seems from Court records, that this Charles Kavanaugh, Jr., his uncle Williams Kavanaugh , and his cousin Charles Kavanaugh, a son of said Williams went from Madison County, Ky., to Tennessee, prior to 1804, for it is found of record that the two latter acknowledged deeds as early as 1804, in Smith County, Tenn., to lands in Madison County, Ky. Charles Kavanaugh , Jr., and Frances his wife were residents of Rutherford County, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1815. Seeded to James McMullin (L page 18). Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman.

He was married to Francis Powell on 6 Jul 1784 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky. (47) Children were: James Kavanaugh, Charles Coleman Kavanaugh, Zalle Kavanaugh, Nancy Ann Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, William Williams Kavanaugh, Polly Kavanaugh, Lucynthia Kavanaugh.


bullet Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain was born about 1726 in Culpeper Co, Virginia. (48) He died on 13 Oct 1795 in Madison Co., Kentucky.(49) He signed a will on 4 Oct 1796 in Madison County, KY. Charles Sr was from Culpeper Va and a member of the Va. Militia which relieved Boonesborough in 1777.

"OLDEST SON. VARIOUS RECORDS ERRONEOUSLY RECORD A DAUGHTER MILDRED WHO MARRIED LEWIS DAVIS YANCEY. MANY RECORDS GIVE WIFE'S NAME AS COLEMAN"

This is a posting I found on ancestry.com by Dennis J. Yancey <dyancey@@miami.edu>

Will of Charles Kavanaugh - Madison County, Kentucky

"In the name of God, Amen, the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Five, I Charles Kavanaugh, Sr of Madison County and state of Kentucky, being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and order in this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul to God who gave it, as for my body, I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian-like manner, at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the almighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate as I am possessed with I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following, that is to say:

First: I desire my tract of land lying on the Kentucky River below the mouth of Drowning Creek be divided in quantity and quality, between James Mills Moore and Charles Kavanaugh Moore , and Elizabeth Mills Moore (his two children). That the said James Mills Moore have one half of the said tract of land of the first choice - having regard to quantity and quality as above mentioned, and the said Charles and Elizabeth - his children, the other have of the said tract of land. Provided further, that if said land, or any part of it, should be lost by a prior claim or any other means, the loss shall not fall on the remaining part of the estate. However, if a loss should take place of a part of the land it shall be equally proportioned between said Moore and his two children, according to the quantity first given.

Item - Whereas, I have a law suit depending for a certain tract of land and the rents thereof in Culpeper County and state of Virginia, which if I should gain, I desire my executors William and Charles Kavanaugh and Peter Woods, or whoever goes in to transact the business, after being paid for their trouble out of what is recovered, shall deliver the balance with all the rest of my estate into the hands of my wife Ann Kavanaugh, during her life, then the whole of the estate at her death to be equally divided between my five children, viz: Mary, William, Charles, Jael, and Sarah Ann. I give and bequeath to the heirs of my eldest son, Philemon Kavanaugh, the sum of five shillings sterling and no more, as I have already given the said Philemon such parts of my estate as I intended, and I do hereby utterly revoke and disannul all former testaments, wills and legacies by me in any way made before this time - ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the year and day above written.

Charles Kavanaugh Sr (L.S.)

Signed, sealed published, pronounced and declared by the said Charles Kavanaugh as his last will and testament in the presence of:

Will Irvine; Is. Hockaday; William Fox

[probated October 1796 in Madison County, Kentucky]
Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams.

He was married to Ann Coleman in 1755 in Madison County, KY. Children were: Mary Kavanaugh, Sarah Ann Kavanaugh, Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr., Jael Kavanaugh , Philemon Kavanaugh, William Kavanaugh Captain, Charles Kavanaugh, Anna Kavanaugh.


bullet Donnell Reac Kavanaugh was born between 1402 and 1431. He died in 1476.

Children were: Art Boy Kavanaugh.


bulletDonough Kavanaugh was born between 1517 and 1542. He died in 1583. Parents: Cathaoir Kavanaugh.

Children were: Brian McCahir Kavanaugh.


bulletElizabeth Kavanaugh. Parents: Philemon , Jr. Kavanaugh and Ann Cave.


bulletElizabeth Kavanaugh was born about 1792 in Kentucky. She died in 1864. Parents: Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. and Francis Powell.


bullet Elizabeth Kavanaugh was born about 1737 in Craven County, Ireland or Virginia. She died after 1770. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams.


bulletEllinor Kavanaugh was born about 1733. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams.


bullet Hannah Kavanaugh Parents: Philemon , Jr. Kavanaugh and Ann Cave.


bullet Jael Kavanaugh was born on 28 Mar 1765 in Culpeper Co., VA. The correct spelling according to the DAR Magazine,
November 1986 on page 772, "Cavanaugh".

Reprinted by THE TIPTON TIMES, Tipton, Missouri, on 29 June 1923

"Jael (Kavanaugh) Woods died 23 September 1848.


... Died at Frances Smith's in Cooper County, near Palestine, on Saturday morning, 23 September 1848, at 7:00, of a chronic disease, something like consumption. Mrs. Jael (Kavanaugh) Woods, the consort of the late Rev. Peter Woods who died in 1825. She was the mother of 16 children and according to her own calculation, as made out in November 1845, she was the grandmother of 104 children, and the great grandmother of 91 children..." Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman .

She was married to Peter Woods Reverend on 25 Apr 1782 in Greenbriar Co, VA. Children were: Charles Woods, Abigail Woods, Green Woods, William Kavanaugh Woods Reverend , Elizabeth Woods, Saryana Woods.


bullet Jael Kavanaugh was born about 1735. She died about 1747. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams .


bullet James Kavanaugh Parents: Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. and Francis Powell.


bullet Lucynthia Kavanaugh was born about 1803 in Tennessee. Parents: Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. and Francis Powell.


bullet Mary Kavanaugh was born between 1740 and 1743. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams .


bullet Mary Kavanaugh Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman.


bullet Moroch Kavanaugh Sir was born in 1631 in Kavan, Ireland. He died after 1691 in France. Parents: Brian McCahir Kavanaugh and Elinor Byrne.

He was married to Mary Eustace in 1667. Children were: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh .


bullet Muircertach Kavanaugh was born between 1445 and 1503 in Clonmullen, County Carlow, Ireland. He died in 1517. Parents: Art Boy Kavanaugh.

Children were: Cathaoir Kavanaugh.


bulletNancy Ann Kavanaugh was born on 8 Nov 1790 in Cooper's Fort, Lincoln Co. Ky. (50) She died on 27 Aug 1870 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.(51) She was buried in Rucker Cemetery, Tippah Co., Ms.(52) She has reference number 113. Parents: Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. and Francis Powell.

She was married to Henry Tate Rucker about 1807. (53) Children were: Cynthia Rucker, Charles Covington Rucker, Lindsey Powell Rucker , William James Knox Rucker, Mary Elizabeth Donelson Rucker, Frances Ann Rucker , Abbott Coleman Rucker.


bullet Philemon Kavanaugh was born about 1755. He died in 1787 in Madison Co, KY. Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman.

He was married to Elizabeth Woods in 1773.(54)


bullet Philemon III Kavanaugh died in 1784. Parents: Philemon , Jr. Kavanaugh and Ann Cave.


bullet Philemon , Jr. Kavanaugh was born in 1732. He died before Mar 1764. (49) PHILEMON KAVANAUGH JR. ( 1732 - 1764) Deed Record 1756. Philemon sold three Negroes to Thomas Brown. [HIGE-611] Deed Record 1763 Philemon Kavanaugh sold a Negro to John Greer. Court Record: 1759/1762/1763/1764 Philemon Kavanaugh (Jr) was guardian of a Sarah Kavanaugh (daughter?? or sister??) and held a Negro named Venus for her. In one citation it states that Ann Kavanaugh (wife of Philemon Jr.) gave to her daughter Sarah the Negro named Venus. Original Sources need to be checked but it is a little confusing why the records refer to Philemon Jr as her guardian (if he was her father) - It would seem most probable that some mistake may have been made upon writing the record and that this refers to Sarah Kavanaugh (the daughter of Philemon Sr - and sister of Philemon Jr) and as she was underage Philemon Jr. was recorded as her guardian. In 1752 James Pendleton filed legal records showing him as guardian of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr's younger children including Philemon Kavanaugh Jr. Whether this meant that Philemon was under age 21 (and/or unmarried) in 1752 or some earlier date is uncertain. Philemon Sr wrote his will in 1743 (referring to under-age children - including Philemon). Later In 1758 Philemon Jr. was apparently of age (21) or married (or both) and was assigned as the guardian of one Sarah Cavanaugh (his sister?) The will of Philemon Kavanaugh is dated and proved in 1764 in Culpeper County Virginia. Executors were his wife Ann Kavanaugh and William Williams.

The will mentions the following people:
Wife: Ann Kavanaugh
Brother: Charles Kavanaugh
(Oldest?) son Benjamin Kavanaugh
Other "young" children not mentioned by name
Witnesses were:
Charles Kavanaugh (brother of Philemon)
Charles Yancey (son of Winifred K. Yancey)
Ann Kavanaugh (wife)

The will of Philemon Jr. makes it clear that Philemon claimed half of a tract of land which his brother Charles had acquired [from the will of their father]. The will also implies that most (if not all) of his children were under age (probably being quite young). Bible/Family records of Elizabeth Kavanaugh Taylor (daughter of this Philemon Kavanaugh) record Philemon Jr's birth date at 1732 and his wife's as 1734 and the birth date of Elizabeth as 1761. The son Benjamin is to have died young without any descendants. Another son Philemon III died in 1784 in Orange County, Virginia leaving no descendants. Many reports (apparently in error) record Philemon, Anna, Mary, & Sarah (for which James Pendleton was guardian) in 1752 as children of Philemon Jr (instead of Sr) An analysis of the will of Philemon Sr and various court records indicate that this is probably in error and that they were the same children mentioned in the will of Philemon Sr. Only one child (Benjamin) is named in the will of Philemon Jr. Other additional children include:
Elizabeth Kavanaugh (who married John Taylor) [ &]
Philemon Kavanaugh III (died 1784 in Orange County with no children)
Possibly a Hannah Kavanaugh Many reports erroneously record the wife of Philemon Jr. as one Ann Williams (supposedly daughter of James Williams). Other records correctly record her name as Ann Cave - the daughter of Benjamin & Hannah Bledsoe Cave of Culpeper. Ann is mentioned in the will of Benjamin Cave probated in 1762. The confusion seems to have arose because many attributed the maiden name of Williams to Philemon Jr's' wife due to the confusion between Philemon Sr & Jr. [-81] This source gives an account of the Cave family and records Ann as a daughter of Benjamin & Hannah (Bledsoe) Cave.

U Ann, the wife of Philemon Jr is to have remarried one William Strother after Philemon died. She had no children by this second marriage. Various reports record one Anna Kavanaugh as marrying one Adam Woods and having various descendants. Some reports record her as a daughter of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr., others as Philemon Jr. Various published works on the Woods family record the birth date of this Anna Kavanaugh as 29 March 1748 and record birth dates for many of their 12 children (apparently coming from family records). If Anna was born in 1748 she could not have been the daughter of Philemon Sr. And the estate records of Philemon Jr. do not indicate any daughter named Anna. Philemon Jr was married about 1755 making him not a plausible father. It is interesting to note that some early published sources record Anna as the sister of Jael Kavanaugh - the daughter of Charles & Ann Kavanaugh - this Jael having married one Peter Woods who is to have been a brother of Adam Woods (they being children of William & Susanah Woods). Jael also had a brother, Philemon, who married Elizabeth Woods (a sister of Peter & Adam). It seems much more likely that Anna was a daughter of Charles & Anna Kavanaugh - but why she does not seem to be recorded on probate and estate records of Charles & Ann Kavanaugh is uncertain. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams .

Children were: Benjamin Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, Philemon III Kavanaugh , Hannah Kavanaugh.


bulletPhilemon , Sr. Kavanaugh was born between 1668 and 1685 in Leinster, Ireland. He immigrated about 1705 to Virginia. He died about 1743 in Orange Co., Virginia. The correct spelling according to the DAR Magazine,
November 1986 on page 772, "Cavanaugh".

Notes for Philemon Kavanaugh:
Philemon and Sarah came to what became Culpeper Co., Virginia in about 1705 from Ireland. He is said to have been the holder of a 40,000 acre land grant in Culpeper Co. He deeded a portion of this land to his daughter Winifred in 1731. It was this land that later became the Yancey Estate of "Arlington" (not Gen. Lee's Arlington, the National Cemetery).

PHILEMON KAVANAUGH SR. (Abt 1680-Abt 1743)

Deed Record - (Spotsylvania Co., VA) 4 September 1724 - John Bryan deeded 150 acres to Philemon Kavanaugh of St George Parish.

Deed Record - Spotsylvania Co., VA - Henry Willis deeded 3277 acres of land to Philemon Kavanaugh

Deed Record - Spotsylvania Co., VA Book B, August 3 1731. Philemon Cavanaugh deeded to his daughter Winifred and her husband Lewis Davis Yancey 800 acres. This would seem to indicate that Winifred & Lewis Davis married in 1731.

Deed Record - Spotsylvania Co., VA Deed Book 2, April 4 1732. Philemon Kavanaugh deeded to Elizabeth Yancey, daughter of Winifred & Lewis Davis Yancey 100 acres. (This was probably given to Elizabeth at her birth, she being the first child of Winifred)

Most reports concerning the family record the marriage date of Philemon Kavanaugh and Sarah Williams as about 1711 - but it would seem that this date is only an estimate based on estimated birth dates of some of the oldest children of Philemon. When it is understood that Philemon may have had two wives it would seem plausible that Sarah was the second wife and that they were married at a much later date. Sarah was the daughter of William and Jael (Harrison) Williams. Jael & William were probably married about 1693. William Williams died in 1711 and his wife remarried one Richard Johnson who died in 1726. Jael (Harrison) Williams Johnson died in 1733 - in her will she mentions Philemon Kavanaugh, Sarah Kavanaugh, and Jael Kavanaugh. Many researchers (erroneously?) assume that the Sarah mentioned was a granddaughter of Jael (but correctly probably refers to her daughter - wife of Philemon Kavanaugh)

Deed Record - Spotsylvania Co., VA Deed Book C, June 5 1734. Philemon Kavanaugh deeded 400 acres to daughter Elizabeth Conner & husband John Conner. Land to be divided between first two sons. This would seem to indicate that Elizabeth & John Conner married in 1734. [1736] Philemon Cavanaugh, Thos Jones, John Grant and John Parks made oath that they were [immediately ???] imported from Great Britain or Ireland into this country and that this is the first of their proving their importation in order to obtain right to land which right they severally in court assigned over to Lewis Davis Yancey.

The will of this Philemon Kavanaugh is dated April 1743 and was probated in August of 1744 in Orange County, Virginia. Executors were wife, Sarah and son Charles and son-in-law Thomas Covington. Will mentions:

wife - Sarah Cavanaugh
son, Charles Cavanaugh (the eldest son)
daughter, Winifred Yancey (wife of Lewis Davis Yancey)
daughter, Elizabeth Conner (wife of John Conner)
daughter, Jael Covington (wife of Thomas Covington)
the following children who were under-age (21?) order as named (by age?) Ellinor Cavanaugh
Elizabeth Cavanaugh
Anne (Anna?) Cavanaugh
Philemon Cavanaugh
Sarah Cavanaugh
Mary Cavanaugh

The will states that each child would receive their share of the estate as they arrived at lawful age or they married.

NOTE: It would seem that it took quite some time to legally settle the estate of Philemon. Apparently the oldest son Charles, claimed most or all of the estate that was not specifically bequeathed to the other children. It would seem that Philemon Jr. contested this and demanded one half of what Charles was claiming. It was quite some time after Philemon Sr's death that the estate was settled.

NOTE: Contrary to many reports, all evidence would indicate that this is the Immigrant Philemon Cavanaugh who came to America about 1705 (with a brother Charles?? who later returned to France??). There is NO evidence that their father was an earlier PHILEMON (as claimed by some reports) - Various reports record them as sons of one Sir Morgan (or Morogh) Kavanaugh & Mary Eustace of Ireland - but current researchers now doubt this theory.

Court Record - Culpeper Co., VA - 1752. James Pendleton was guardian of Philemon, Anna, Mary, and Sarah and children of Philemon Kavanaugh.

NOTE: After an analysis of this family one would tend to believe that Philemon Kavanaugh Sr. may possibly have been married twice - the wife named in his will being his 2nd and mother of only his younger under-age children.

NOTE: Many reports record Philemon Kavanaugh as having an estate of 40,000 acres in Virginia. This is quite doubtful - and will and deed records would indicate that his estate was more something like 4,000 acres.

The wife of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr. is reported to have been Sarah (Ann?) Williams, the daughter of William Williams and Jael Harrison.

Sarah Williams Kavanaugh is to have remarried a Mr. Richard Covington sometime about 1750.

Concerning the children of Philemon Sr:

- Charles Kavanaugh is to have married one Ann Covington (many reports record Coleman) and moved to Madison County, Kentucky at an early date. He had many children.

- Winifred Kavanaugh married Lewis Davis Yancey about 1730. They settled in that area that later became Culpeper County and had ten children.

- Jael Kavanaugh had married a Thomas Covington by 1743 (being mentioned in the will of her father Philemon Sr. ) They had various children. But according to various reports and based on deed records Jael is to have died by 1747 when Thomas remarried her sister Elizabeth Kavanaugh.

- Philemon Kavanaugh, it would seem, married soon after his father's death a lady by the name of Ann Cave. He died in 1764 leaving a will in Culpeper County. He had at least three children.

- Eleanor Kavanaugh married Edward Stubblefield. She is mentioned in his probate records of Culpeper County in 1750. It is apparent that they had not been married long and both were relatively young - one report records a daughter Ann Stubblefield. Records show that she shortly remarried a Thomas Brown and it is recorded that they had a daughter named Eleanor Brown.

- Elizabeth Kavanaugh (mistakenly referred to as Elizabeth Anna on some records) - [OSFA] & [MOOR record her as the second wife of Thomas Covington who had married her sister Jael. Thomas & Elizabeth are to have been married about 1747 and had one daughter Sarah Covington.

- Anna Kavanaugh - It would seem that this is the same Anna Kavanaugh who married Adam Woods and had various children. The birth date that is usually associated with the wife of is usually recorded as 29 MAR 1748 - it would seem that this date must be in error, however, and was probably actually a few years earlier.

- Mary Kavanaugh - There is a record of one Alex Inglis having married a Mary Kavanaugh and having a child named Jean who was born 4 March 1760 in Virginia. This is recorded on the famous Douglas Register.

- Sarah Kavanaugh - There are various records of one Sarah Kavanaugh who married a Mr. Charles Duncan in 1763 (as his 2nd wife). They settled in Madison County, Kentucky where she is to have died in 1824. Her tombstone is to have indicated that she was born in 1742. This info seems to have first been published in - and most people have cited this without any further proof. It would now seem that this relationship to Charles Duncan is very questionable. Various researchers now record the wife of Charles Duncan as one Sarah Browning and court records recently found appear to indicate that the husband of this Sarah Kavanaugh was one Francis Strother.

- Another child seems to be one Williams Kavanaugh Sr who was born in 1744. Moor records him as a posthumous son of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr. (having been born after his fathers death) and carrying his mother's maiden name as his given name. He married one Mary Harrison and their descendants lived in Kentucky.

- Another possible child of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr is one Frances/Francis Kavanaugh who married William Covington IV (son of William & Ann Coleman Covington). Although this researcher has yet to see any original primary documents which prove or even imply this relationship - various family records indicate that the wife of William Covington was a Kavanaugh and most descendants record her as a child of one of the Philemon Kavanaugh's [Sr. or Jr] - (although from the estimated marriage date of Philemon Jr. it would seem she could have not been his daughter). It should be noted that the Kavanaugh-Covington connections are many. Thomas Covington (apparently a brother of William IV) married first Jael Kavanaugh and second Elizabeth Kavanaugh, sisters and daughters of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr. A sister of Thomas & William Covington was one Ann Covington who many researchers belive was the wife of Charles Kavanaugh (son of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr.). William and Frances Kavanaugh Covington are also to have been the parents of one Robert Covington who married Mary Duncan (supposedly the daughter of Charles Duncan & Sarah Kavanaugh (daughter of Philemon Sr). It should be noted that Frances Kavenaugh is NOT mentioned in the will of Philemon Sr (or Jr) and this researcher knows of no deed records that may have implied some relationship. The name of Frances Kavanaugh is not recorded on the guardianship records, as are the names of the other documented children of Philemon Kavanaugh Sr.

THE WILL OF PHILEMON INDICATES (ODDLY) HE HAD TWO DAUGHTERS NAMED ELIZABETH PERHAPS HE WAS MARRIED TWICE AND HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED ELIZABETH BY EACH WIFE.

The family tradition is that three brothers left Ireland together. One of them stopped in England, and the other two came to America. The two brothers who came to America were Charles Kavanaugh and Philemon Kavanaugh, who were sons of Philemon Kavanaugh, and it is firmly believed that their father Philemon also came. Their immigration was about 1705. The said Charles Kavanaugh held the title to forty thousand acres of land in what was then Essex County, Virginia. The tract extended westward and above the Beverly line, up Muddy Run to Judge Field's mills across by Poor Town to Gibson's mills on Mountain Run. A portion of which he bequeathed to his daughter, Mildred and has never been out of the Yancey family, and is this day owned by Benjamin M. Yancey, a great grand-son of Lewis Davis Yancey and his wife, the said Mildred Kavanaugh and by their great, great grandson, James William Yancey, the latter's place "Arlington.". In addition, upon this vast estate the two brothers Charles and Philemon Kavanaugh settled in 1710. This land was doubtless a grant from the Crown of England. Although the title was vested in Charles, his brother, Philemon had an equitable undivided moiety thereof; at least he thought he had. Reasoning from the wording of a clause or item in his will made in 1764.
"My will and desire is, that one "moiety" of that land whereon my brother, Charles Kavanaugh lives, be sold by my executors, and that my said brother make lawful deed to the purchaser for the same, and the other "moiety." Remaining I give my right thereof to my said brother, to him and his heirs forever."
Conclusive evidence that the testator, Philemon, considered that he owned half of the land and had a right to dispose of same, that his brother Charles was entitled to the other half. He recognized the fact that the title was in his brother Charles, who was requested by the will to pass the title the half testator by deed to the purchaser, the half testator desired to be sold.
Orange County was cut out of Spotsylvania in 1734, and Spotsylvania was carved out of Essex, and in 1748, Culpeper County out of Orange. The Kavanaugh settlement and possessions being thereby thrown into the County of Culpeper, which was named in honor of Thomas Lord Culpeper, Governor of the Colony of Virginia, 1680-1683.
Not being sufficiently advised, the statement is not made positive that Philemon Kavanaugh, senior, the father of the two brothers, Charles and Philemon came to America, but the belief that he did is based upon the facts disclosed by the Court Records of Culpeper County, extracts from which are herein after presented from said records it appears that said Charles Kavanaugh, for years prior to 1750, was executor of the estate of Philemon Kavanaugh, deceased, (his father) and the will was most probably probated in the Court of one of the other Counties named, as formed prior to the formation of the County of Culpeper. An examination of the records of the Courts of those several Counties would doubtless reveal the truth of the matter. Would Philemon Kavanaugh, senior, have lived and died testate in Ireland, or some foreign land in his day and time, when there were no railroads, no telegraphic and telephonic communications, and when it took a month to cross the ocean, and appointed a son residing in far away America, executor of his estate? One would think not. He certainly was a resident of America at the time of his demise, and perhaps, it was by the terms of his will that the title to that large landed estate was vested in his eldest son Charles.
For some reason or other, said Charles Kavanaugh did not hold the position of executor, to the end, but prior to 1750, was supplanted as such, by the appointment by the Court, of Thomas Slaughter and W. Green as administrators de-bonis non, of Philemon Kavanaugh, senior, in his room and stead, which office they held for a time, and in 1750, they made a settlement before commissioners of the Court of their accounts, and were succeeded by James Pendleton, who in 1759, made a settlement before commissioners, Robert Green and Gabriel Jones of his accounts.
It seems that it was many years from the death of Philemon Kavanaugh, senior, before his estate was finally settled. Said Charles Kavanaugh had a wife, but who she was is in the dark, and he raised if not more, one child, a daughter.
Philemon jr. married Sarah and came to what became Culpeper Co., Virginia in about 1705 from Ireland. He is said to have been the co-holder of a 40,000 acre land grant in Culpeper Co. He deeded a portion of this land to his daughter Winifred in 1731. It was this land that later became the Yancey Estate of "Arlington" (not Gen. Lee's Arlington, the National Cemetery).
On 4 September 1724 - John Bryan deeded 150 acres to Philemon Kavanaugh of St. George Parish. Henry Willis deeded 3277 acres of land to Philemon Kavanaugh. On August 3 1731, Philemon Cavanaugh deeded to his daughter Winifred and her husband Lewis Davis Yancey 800 acres. This would seem to indicate that Winifred & Lewis Davis married by 1731. On 2, April 4 1732 Philemon Kavanaugh deeded to Elizabeth Yancey, daughter of Winifred & Lewis Davis Yancey 100 acres. (This was probably given to Elizabeth at her birth, she being the first child of Winifred). On June 5 1734, Philemon Kavanaugh deeded 400 acres to daughter Elizabeth Conner & husband John Conner. Land to be divided between first two sons. This would seem to indicate that Elizabeth & John Conner married in 1734.
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Most reports concerning the family record the marriage date of Philemon Kavanaugh and Sarah Williams as about 1711 but it would seem that this date is only an estimate based on estimated birth dates of some of the oldest children of Philemon. When it is understood that Philemon may have had two wives it would seem plausible that Sarah was the second wife and that they were married at a much later date. Sarah was the daughter of William and Jael (Harrison) Williams. Jael & William were probably married about 1693. William Williams died in 1711 and his wife remarried one Richard Johnson who died in 1726. Jael (Harrison) Williams Johnson died in 1733 - in her will she mentions Philemon Kavanaugh, Sarah Kavanaugh, and Jael Kavanaugh. Many researchers (erroneously?) assume that the Sarah mentioned was a granddaughter of Jael (but correctly probably refers to her daughter - wife of Philemon Kavanaugh).
In 1736 Philemon Cavanaugh, Thos. Jones, John Grant and John Parks made oath that they were [immediately???] imported from Great Britain or Ireland into this country and that this is the first of their proving their importation in order to obtain right to land which right they severally in court assigned over to Lewis Davis Yancey.
----- Parents: Moroch Kavanaugh Sir and Mary Eustace.

He was married to Sarah Ann Williams in 1711 in Culpeper Co, Va. Children were: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain, Sarah Kavanaugh, Philemon , Jr. Kavanaugh, Ellinor Kavanaugh, Jael Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, Winifred Kavanaugh, Mary Kavanaugh, Williams , Sr. Kavanaugh, Anna Kavanaugh.


bullet Polly Kavanaugh was born about 1795. Parents: Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. and Francis Powell .


bullet Sarah Kavanaugh was born about 1729 in Culpepper County, VA. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams .


bullet Sarah Ann Kavanaugh Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman.


bullet William Kavanaugh Captain was born in 1755 in Culpepper County, VA. He died in 1829 in Richmond, Madison County, Ky. He was buried in Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Parents: Charles Frederick , Sr. Kavanaugh Captain and Ann Coleman.


bulletWilliam Williams Kavanaugh was born about 1793 in Tennessee. Parents: Charles Frederick , Jr. Kavanaugh Jr. and Francis Powell.


bullet Williams , Sr. Kavanaugh was born in 1744. Parents: Philemon , Sr. Kavanaugh and Sarah Ann Williams.

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