I used this book recently to support my line from Stephen Bloyd through Nancy McCubbin to John McCubbin and Sappho Lunnon for a membership application to the DAR. They did not accept this family history book, unfortunately, and I was deeply disappointed. I also used the U.S. and International Marriage Reocrds, 1560-1900, and Family Data Collection, "that do not cite documentary records for the marriage of John McCubbin to Sappho London, or the placement of Nancy McCubbin, wife of Stephen Bloyd, as their daughter." cont. "No further documentation to that effect is cited by Edna Bloyd Nichols and Geraldine Simpson, William Bloyd-Bloyed and His Descendants (1980), p. 1, or Gleason Moss McCubbin, Nicholas "Blind Nick" McCubbin, 1780-1855 (1980). p. 43 McCubbin mentions a marriage bond for Susannah McCubbin that required parental consent, but not for Nancy. The Rockingham County deed extracts that follow, on p. 44, establish no connection between John and Stephen. Neither Stephen nor Nancy is named in John's will. Finally, even though Letha Bloyd bore the correct surname prior to marriage, we have no proof that she was a daughter of Stephen and Nancy; and the claim by Nichols and Simpson that William Bloyd had more than one son introduces multiple candidates for Letha's father. We may date John's birth to before 1755 from the 1800 census, which gives his age as 45 years or more; and we may assign him patriotic service for taking the oath of allegiance that was required for him to enter land grant no. 813, if not for furnishing clothing or specie (the residence of that John McCubbin is not clear from the Revolutionary Army Accounts alone). In consequence, John's elgibility is not a matter of concern at this time. If documentation exists for the parentage of Letha and Nancy, we may be able to verify your application as submitted. The necessary proof may well come from any estate records that Stephen might have left in Green County, Kentucky and any deeds or court cases in which Nancy and Letha joined as heirs at law or successors in interest of their parents."
I now 11/12 have a copy of Stephen Bloyd's "Indenture" -Green Co. Deed Book 21 page 214. filed the day of his death Feb. 17, 1848. Does anyone have a deed or court case in which Nancy and Letha are mentioned? The Perrin History 1887 states that Letha Bloyd was the child of Stephen Bloyd and Nancy McCubbin. I now have marriage proof for Sappho and John McCubbin through a deed for land in N.C. (found on-line NC Archives)
I am still working on the lineage for DAR membership as of 1/13. I still need the obituaries of James Grayson Close 1809-1886 and Letha (Malete) Bloyd 1810-1887 who died in Green County. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!! Janet G.