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The Despains in Early America
# ID: I550
# Name: John B DESPAIN
# Surname: Despain
# Given Name: John B
# Sex: M
# Birth: 18 Nov 1806 in Green Co, KY
# Death: 14 Jul 1866 in Green Co, KY
# Burial: Skaggs Cemetery, Green Co, KY
# _UID: D96F8BCF8A41C542B91B668688CB63644EA7
# Note:

    John was listed as a buyer of items at Tapley Fryers' sale, 21 Jan 1834

    There is no marriage record for John and Malinda in Madison Co, AL. It is thought they were married in AL as their first children were born there. It is most likey they were married in Jackson Co, AL as that is where the Bazore family was located at that time. He went with cousin Solomon Despain, James P. Daniel and other family members in 1821. He return to Green Co, KY by 1828/29. John was first mentioned in the 1829 Green County tax list. There was an extra John Despain in the 1827 list, but based on the children's stated birth place this was not John B. Despain.

    John and Malinda had 14 children and a lot of information is available on this family as most of them stayed in the Green County, KY area. The births of the children are from John B.'s journal. Some of the births seem too close together.

    1830 Census: Green Co, KY page 19 - 10001-10001
    1840 Census: Green Co, KY page 203 - 231001-111001
    1850 Census: Green Co, KY page 144-347
    1860 Census: Helixville, Green Co, KY page 694

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# Change Date: 30 Mar 2007 at 06:45:31

Father: James Scott DESPAIN b: ABT 1766 in Halifax Co, NC
Mother: Susan (Sally) PETERSON b: ABT 1768 in VA

Marriage 1 Malinda A BAZORE b: 24 May 1809 in Huntsville, Madison Co, AL

    * Married: ABT 1825 in Jackson Co, AL
    * Note: Informaton from W. W. Whitaker. 2


   1. Has No Children Sary Ann DESPAIN b: 25 Jan 1826 in ca Jackson Co, AL
   2. Has No Children Mary Jane DESPAIN b: 9 Jul 1827 in ca Jackson Co, AL
   3. Has No Children James Scott DESPAIN b: 28 Dec 1828 in ca Green Co, KY
   4. Has No Children Joseph DESPAIN b: 11 Sep 1829 in Green Co, KY
   5. Has No Children John M DESPAIN b: 25 Mar 1830 in Green Co, KY
   6. Has No Children William (Henry) Drury DESPAIN b: 13 Jan 1831 in Green Co, KY
   7. Has No Children Nancy Ann DESPAIN b: 11 Sep 1835 in Wards, Green Co, KY
   8. Has No Children Polly DESPAIN b: 2 Mar 1836 in Green Co, KY
   9. Has No Children Robert (Hutty) DESPAIN b: 14 Jan 1837 in Green Co, KY
  10. Has No Children Fielding DESPAIN b: 19 May 1838 in Green Co, KY
  11. Has No Children Sarah (Sally) Ann DESPAIN b: 6 Mar 1839 in Green Co, KY
  12. Has No Children Lewis Oscar DESPAIN b: 24 May 1842 in Green Co, KY
  13. Has No Children Edward L DESPAIN b: 18 Dec 1843 in Green Co, KY
  14. Has No Children Rebecca Elizabeth DESPAIN b: 29 Jul 1845 in Green Co, KY
  15. Has No Children Araminta DESPAIN b: 4 Apr 1847 in Green Co, KY
  16. Has No Children Martha "Patsy" Frances DESPAIN b: 28 Mar 1848 in Green Co, KY


   1. Title: John B. Despain's Journal
      Author: John B. Despain
      Written in the 1830 & 40
   2. Title: Despain Log Chain
      Author: W. W. Whitaker
   3. Title: Green Co, KY Census Records
      Author: U. S. Census Bureau
   4. Repository:
            Name: Gene Perkins
      Title: Larue, Green, and Taylor Counties, KY Genealogy
      Author: Gene Perkins

The cited information was sourced from Website / URL published on July 29th, 2007 <> The author/originator was Charles R. Despain.
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