Details About These Ancestors of Mine
This is an exciting find! Garret BUCKALEW was my 6th great-grandfather on my maternal grandpa’s father’s side. This consent was for his daughter and my 5th great-grandmother to marry my 5th great-grandfather.
I am not sure when Dempsey Garrett BUCKALEW was born, because the only date I see is the year of 1780 and also her husband’s exact birthdate of March 12, 1780. If she had been born in 1780, why did her father have to give her consent to marry? It appears that Garrett was fathering children from 1775 to 1798, which would easily include the year that she would have had to be born. Dempsey was born to Garrett BUCKALEW (1755-1824) and Mary “Polly” NEWTON (1754-1828).
Dempsey married Henry Wilburn YOUNG, Jr on March 22, 1806 in Christian, Kentucky just a few days after this consent was signed. Henry was born March 12, 1780 in Virginia to Henry Wilburn YOUNG, Sr (1754-1834) and Margarett Ann FINLEY (born in 1760).
It is implied by the fact that Garret could not write (at least very well), because he had someone named Mr. John Clark actually write this consent.
The BUCKELEW surname can be found in many variations including BUCKALEW, BUCKALOO, BUCKALIEU, and likely more.
Transcription of the Consent
“I do hereby Certify that Mr. Garret Buckelew has concented for a Marriage license to ______ for Henry Young Jr. and his Daughter Demsy Buckelew and requested me to Write a few lines to you in his behalf unto you so that you may Send the licence by Mr. Moses M. Waters and Oblidge your ___________ (maybe either _blessing or Able Serv.?)”
“Mr. John Clark
March 17, 1806″
How am I Related
Henry Wilburn YOUNG Jr and Dempsey Garrett BUCKALEW where the parents of Mary YOUNG, who was the mother of Sarah E TRIPLETT, who was the mother of Nathaniel WILLIAMS, who was the father of Arthur Jacob WILLIAMS Sr, who was the father of my maternal grandpa Carlton Nathanial WILLIAMS Sr.