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  • Name: Charles W. Gatliff
  • Note: A few legal documents give a middle initial.
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 26 SEP 2010
  • Reference Number: 114
  • Birth: 28 MAY 1748 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Note: Oath for pension states his birthdate as May 25, 1748 (85 years old on May 25 1833) 1
  • Death: 30 MAY 1838 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky
  • Note: Most genealogies give June 30, but the court records show May 30.
  • Burial: AFT 30 JUN 1838 Maple Creek, Cumberland River, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky
  • Note: DAR - Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p. —Serial: 11999; Volume: 8
  • Note:
    Charles Gatliff, age 80-90, is listed along with one male age 15-20 (probably a grandson, since there is no indication he had a son by Rachel). He is shown with 3 male slaves under 10, 1 10-25, and 3 36-55; 4 female slaves under 10, 5 10-25, 2 26-35, and 2 36-55.

    Nearby are James Gatliff (line 1), age 50-60, with 1 male 20-30 (Squire), 2 males 15-20 (Thomas J., ?), and 1 male 5-10 (?) plus 1 female 50-60 (Mary), 1 female 20-30 (Charlotte or Cyrene), and 1 female 15-20 (Charlotte or Cyrene).

    Also nearby is Reese Gatliff (line 8), 50-60, 1 male 5-10 (Charles), and 1 female 20-30 (? Nancy Caldwell).

    There is also listed a "Christian" Gatliff. This household consists of 1 male 10-15 (Thomas), 1 male 5-10 (Reece), 1 female 30-40 (Christina), and 2 females 10-15 (Susan, Sarah).

    Also listed is Rachel Gatliff (line 11) (40-50) (Rachel is Charles' second wife, who he divorced in 1825) and her daughter, age 10-15 (Peggy)

    William Gatliff (line 14) is also listed (William may be James' son), and W.C. Martin (line 16) (whose wife is Charles' daughter Elizabeth).

    Also listed is Cornelius Gatliff, 50-60, with 1 male 20-30 (Charles), 1 male 15-20 (Silas), 1 male 10-15 (James), and 1 male 5-10 (John). Also listed is 1 female 50-60 (Sarah) and 1 female 20-30 (Mary Jane). Joseph L, 20-30, is separately listed living alone.

    Charles is a substantial slave owner (20 slaves). 2
  • Note: SAR. Submitted by Cleland Edward Early, Edward Moss Gatliff, James Blaine Gatliff, Kerus Davis Gatliff, James Blaine Gatliff Jr., James Eldon Thomas, Larry Wayne Thomas, Robert Scott Carnes, Harold Jack Holt, James Robert Early, Merle Elwin McKeehan. 3
  • Note:
    Charles Gatliff is shown with 14 pieces of land and 12 slaves with a total value of $8,525. Several are located in Knox County. Total acreage is about 2,200 acres.

    Other Gatliffs listed in 1819 are Mose, James, Cornelius, and Reese. 4
  • Will: 16 JUL 1799 Monroe, Virginia
  • Note: The second entry in Book A is Martha Gatliff. She leaves her estate to her children Charles, Hannah Neely, Leah Tonie, Mary Pine, Happy Willey, Abby Trimble, and grandson James Willey.
  • Note: Surveyed this date. Same property as referenced as deeded on May 19, 1785.
  • Note:
    Charles Gatliff, a Private in the Virginia Line, receives a pension effective this date.

    At this point he received a pension of $51.66 and was age 86.
  • Note: Captain of the Fayette Militia and the Lincoln Militia, Clark's Illinois Regiment.
  • Emigration: ABT 1775 Boonesboro, Kentucky
  • Note: French Tipton produced a list of pioneers who came to the Boonesborough area early. This includes both a John Martin and Charles Gatliff, as well as William Martin and several of Charles Gatliff's children.
  • Note:
    From his pension application:

    I continued until I concluded to build another fort called since Martin's Fort. I hunted for Martin's Fort sometime. Isaac Reace, my hunting mate, being killed, I took such others as I could get to serve. When I was absent, the Fort was taken by the British and Indians, and it's inhabitants made prisoners - amongst whom were my wife and four children. It hen joined Colonel Logan at Bryant's Springs, and was appointed a spy and pilot for the army which marched to Mad River, at Pickiway - had a battle and lost 18 or 20 men.

    11/22/1780 - Captain John Williams in Kentucky reports provisions issued for militia, including Charles Gatliff.

    7/26/1780 - James Trabue reports soldiers providing their own rations of corn and salt at Martins Station, including Charles Gatliff.

    6/26/1780 - James Trabue at Martins Station received buffalo beef for use of milita from several people, including Charles Gatliff.
  • Event: Event-Misc DEC 1811
  • Note:
    From Charles' bible.

    December 1811 little past midnight there was a shock of earthquake that made the houses rock from side to side at the mouth of Maple Creek on the Cumberland River.

    This was the New Madrid Earthquake
  • Note: To Charles Gatliff, for killing one grown wolf, 12 shillings.
  • Note: Listed in tax records for this date which are, in some cases, used as a substitute for the 1790 federal census.
  • Note: Daniel Boone and Captain Charles Gatliff joined Gen. George Rogers Clark's 1,100-man army to attack the Shawnee in Ohio country, as a scout, to rescue the captives taken from Ruddle's and Martin's Stations. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and most of the American captives were killed by the Indians.
  • Event: Milit-End 15 NOV 1778 Botetourt, Virginia
  • Note: See reference at June 2, 1778.
  • Will: 24 MAY 1837 Whitley, Kentucky
  • Note:
    Charles Gatliff, of Whitley, being from hom in Munroe County, Virginia at Jacob's Creek...
    - 2 grandsons, sons of James, Squre and Jefferson, shall have the plantation where they and James live... and Molly his wife...
    - my son Moses, 280 acres plus 100 acres...
    - my son Aaron and son-in-law John Farris, 240 acres....
    - my son Reese 100 acres.
    - Sarah Gatliff, widow of Cornelius, 100 acres...
    - 100 acres with a sulpher spring to Squire and Jefferson
    ...
    - 12th, ..my negro woman Prank to be free at my death with five acres of good land...
    - 13th, my female slave (to wit) Lott and Delce and Coorne and all my female slaves of their issue shall be free at the age of twenty five years of age
    - 14th, my male slaves (to wit) Add and Benn and Tom and all my male boy slaves shall be free when they arrive at the age of thirty years
    - 15th, my negro woman Ealce and my negro man Jordan and my man Harry shall be sold...
    - son-in-law William Martin $100
    - "James Gatliff small sums of money as needed..."
    - rent my land on the Bluestone
    - executor, Joseph Gatliff of Kentucky...
    5
  • Event: Anecdote1 06 JUL 1814 Knox, Kentucky
  • Note:
    From his bible - a marginal note.

    July 6 1814 - the big fresh was at the full height at night. (This was the Cumbeland River at the mouth of Maple Creek)
  • Event: Anecdote2 1793 Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky
  • Note:
    The State of Kentucky has the following historical marker:

    PIONEER HERO-HEROINE
    Marker Number 919
    County: Whitley
    Location: 11 mi. E of Williamsburg, Kentucky 92

    Description: Graves of Capt. Chas. Gatliff and wife. During Revolution he fought against Indians on Va. frontier, came Ky., 1779. Wife, 4 children among 250 captives taken in 1780 at Martin's Station (Bourbon Co.) to Detroit by British and Indians. In 13 years wife made way back to Va. while Gatliff fought in many Indian campaigns. Reunited, they settled here on land grant, 1793.
  • Note: Charles Gatliff is a signer petitioning for greater protection from the Indians.
  • Note: Charles Gatliff of Kentucky is shown with 150 acres on the New River and 320 acres at the mouth of the Bluestone. (Mercer Land Tax - 1837-1855 - microfilm - LDS)
  • Note:
    In October 1833, Charles Gatliff applied for a military pension for his service in the Revolutionary War. The full transcript follows, and is then broken into sections which are repeated at the appropriate dates in his life.

    Transcript:
    State of Kentucky
    Whitely County Sct.
    On the 21st day of October 1833 personally appeared before the Whitely County Court Charles Gatliff, a resident of Whitely County, in the State of Kentucky, aged Eighty five years the 25th day of May last, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress, passed June 7th, 1832.
    That on the 2d day of June, 1778, he commenced as an Indian Spy under an appointment of John Henderson Commander of Crook's fort Bottetourt County, Virginia, that he was in actual service under said appointment five months and thirteen days. 1st one tour of ten days with James Fotzpatrick, 2d tour of ten days with Joseph Ellis & William McGuire, 3rd tour of four months and23 days with Matthew Creed the service ending the 15th of November of the same year. In June 1780, He was appointed an Indian Spy by Col. Benjamin Logan on Clark's expedition in which capacity hr served three months. He was appointed a spy by said Col. Logan to repair to Limestone to ascertain as well the movements of the Indians as British in which he served twenty days. The two last from Kentucky making nine months and 23 days he was in actual service as an Indian spy. Previous to the last two tours, and in 1779, he served two campaigns as a volunteer private under commander of Captain Riddle in which campaign they erected Riddle's Station he was in actual service one month. In the spring of 1780, he volunteered under Captain Haggin and served in the expedition commanded by Col. Boman against the Shawnees on the little Miami a one month - making in all two months that he served as a private.
    In the summer or fall of 1780, he was elected Captain of Martin's Station by its inhabitants and continued in actual service three months and until the Station was taken by the British and Indins. In the fall of the same year and immediately after Martin's fort was taken, as above, he received orders from Col. Boman to take command of Bryant's Station which was likely to break up. He served under said appointment two months - making in all five months of actual service as Captain.
    There is no living evidence, that he knows of, by which he can prove the foregoing declaration and the only document in his possession is herewith filed, dated August 22d, 1780, signed Col. John Boman.
    I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present, and declare that my name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any State.
    Sworn to subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
    Charles Gatliff

    The following questions were propounded by the court.

    Question 1st - Where and what year were you born?
    Ans - In the County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania and in the year1748, agreeable to the record of my age.

    Question 2d - Where were you living when called into service?
    Ans - At Cook's fort, on Greebriar (formerly Botetort) County, Virginia.

    Question 3d - Where have lived since the revolutionary war, and where do you now live?
    Ans - Principally in Garrard County, Kentucky, except the last thirty odd years, which is in Whitley County, Kentucky, on Cumberland river, where I now live.

    Question 4th - How were you called into service?
    Ans - I was living in Cook's fort, and was called into service by an appointment as an Indian spy by Capt. John Henderson.

    Question 5th - State the name of some of the regular officers with the troops.
    Ans There were none at Cook's fort; but in Kentucky, and in the year 1779,Col. John Boman, 1780, Gen. Clark and in 1781 Col. Benjamin Logan.

    Question 6th - State the circumstances of your service.
    Ans - I was a spy in 1774 for Fawler's Fort, Culbersons Bottom, on New River, the length of service not recollected. In 1775 was peace, in 1776-'7, we had war with both British and Indians, but I was not called on in either year. In1778, in the month of June, I commenced as an Indian spy the 1st tour with different mates I served upwards of five months. I assisted in erecting Riddle's Fort, in Kentucky, in 1779 I volunteered in Capt. Haggin's Company -and that was on Bowman's Campaign - had a battle at Chilecotha with the Shawnees; we got but one scalp, but lossed 10 or 12 men. After our return I engaged to hunt for game to supply Riddle's Fort to prevent it breaking up -Dorchester, their hunter, being killed, and his mate refusing to serve longer. In hunting I frequently took with me Thomas Emory, who was killed near the Fort. I continued until I concluded to build another fort called since Martin's Fort. I hunted for Martin's Fort sometime. Isaac Reace, my hunting mate, being killed, I took such others as I could get to serve. When I was absent, the Fort was taken by the British and Indians, and it's inhabitants made prisoners - amongst whom were my wife and four children. It hen joined Colonel Logan at Bryant's Springs, and was appointed a spy and pilot for the army which marched to Mad River, at Pickiway - had a battle and lost 18 or 20 men. On our return I received orders from Colonel Bowman to take possession and command of Bryant's Fort (or Station) which I kept until sometime in November; I then took a tour as a spy to Limestone to ascertain the movement of the enemy - a tour of 20 days; and after returning, I resigned all business of the kind, and in the spring 1781, I went in company with Daniel Boone and Benjamin Logan, members elected to the Virginia Legislature, to Virginia. I returned (I think) in July of the same year. In the fall following, I started through the wilderness to join the southern army, but hearing that Corn Wallace was taken at York, I changed my course, and went to Virginia, Greenbriar County. In 1783 I met my family below Staunton who had been taken prisoners from Martin's Station in Kentucky, and with them returned to Kentucky in the month of May. Clark's expedition failing I remained at ease until in 1786. I served in all the campaigns ever raised in Kentucky, except Clarks in 1782 at the Blue Licks - I was a spy and pilot in 1786, under Logan; in 1790 I was a spy, and pilot in Harmar's Campaign - I headed the pioneers about one and a half month, and after my arrival at home, I quit the service. I was in four general engagements previous to this time I served as a spy with 7 others by twos until all were discharged but myself - the longest tour since 1783, the different skirmishes I was in previous I cannot recollect; but I know I served as I have stated first in my declaration – to wit: as an Indian spy - nine months & 13 days; as a private - two months; as Captain - five months.

    Question 7th - Did you ever receive a discharge?
    Ans - I never did nor did I ever apply, for the nature of my service was different from most others, as I always stood ready when called on and a discharge (if I thought of it) was a small consideration with me at the time. Nor do I recollect any time that it would have been proper for me to apply except once or twice when leaving Kentucky; but intending to return, I never thought it necessary. In fact, I never thought any thing about it, consequently I never applied.
    Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
    Charles Gatliff

    Letter filed with pension:

    Cain Run, August 22d, 1780
    Sir,
    You are hearby Required to Demand from the Several Captains on the North Side of Kentucky to make up scouting Party of Men - about 30 in Number will answer the present Purpose, untill I can Reainforce you from this side -Which I will give orders for 100 men to march as soon as possible to joyn you, and to Remain with you until father Orders. When the men joyns you – you are to Endavour to Save the Crops of Corn at these Places whare they have been Planted and left Desolate, and to Indavour to Make Deligent Sarch after the Enemy that they may not Penetrate so far in to our Country as to Distress the Inhabitants thereof, with out being Discovered, and such Discovery, if any, you are to let me know Immediately. For Be af you must - Depend on the woods for, Bread I hope ther in is a plenty by this time at the aforesaid places. What Ever Places you are at whear there is Corn, have an acre misured and valued, when that is made use of, a Nother in the same Manner, that the Owner May be Innabled to receive satisfaction for his Property; but at any Rate not to Suffer the Corn to be pulled any whear through the fields Salt I will Indavour to send with the Men when they come; in the mean time Indavour to Borrow as Much as will do for the Present.
    I am, Sir your Hum'l Servt.
    Jno Bowman
    To Capt. Charles Gatliff
  • Note: DAR # A043609
  • Note: Ordered that Charles Gatliff be fined in five pounds for breaking the peace in presence of the court, and that he be commited to the goal until he pay the same and until he shall be bound in the penalty of fifty pounds and find two sufficient securities to be bound in twenty five pounds each for his good behavior during the term and time of twelve months from this day.
  • Will: 13 SEP 1838 Whitley, Kentucky
  • Note: Appraisement Bill of the estate of Charles Gatliff. Includes information on sale of 9 slaves. Total value of estate $2,427.26. 6
  • Note:
    14 pieces of land and 13 slaves with $9,924 in total value.

    Other Gatliffs listed are Reese, James, Cornelius, and Moses. 7
  • Note:
    18 pieces of land and 17 slaves with a total value of $14,000.

    Other Gatliffs listed are Moses, Cornlius, James, and Reese. 8
  • Note:
    16 pieces of land and 20 slaves with a total value of $8,870.

    Other Gatliffs listed in this tax roll are Cornelius, James, Reece, and Moses, his sons, and Charles H., William, Squire, and Joseph, his grandsons. 9
  • Note:
    18 pieces of land and 25 slaves with a total value of $13,572.

    Other Gatliffs listed in this tax roll are his sons Reace, Moses, James, and Cornelius, and his grandsons Thomas J, Joseph B., William, Squire, and Charles H. 10
  • Note: 17 pieces of land and 27 slaves with a total vavlue of $11,225. 11
  • Note: Charles Gatliff, Decd., is charged with $3,800 in taxes for 1,800 acres of land and 9 slaves. 12
  • Note: In a compilation of the land tax records for the county, Charles Gatliff (Estate), of Kentucky, is shown owning 150 acres on the New River, 31 miles North of Princeton; and 320 acres at Bluestone, also 31 miles N of Princeton.
  • Note:
    Estate is listed with 450 acres.

    Also listed in this census are sons James, Reece, and Moses, and grandsons James B., Silas, Squire, Thomas J., William, Nathaniel, Joseph L., Aaron, and Charles H.
  • Note: 264 acres. 13
  • Note: 100 acres granted.
  • Note: 200 acres granted.
  • Note: 150 acres on the south west side of the New River. 14
  • Note: 320 acres at the mouth of Big Bluestone on New River and on both sides of Bluestone 15
  • Note: 43 acres on the east side of New River and being part of an order of council granted to the Loyal Company 16
  • Note:
    106 acres on the west side of New River and in an island thereof

    Note that there was for many years a place called "Gatliff's Bottom" located on the New River near Pipe Stem. 17
  • Note: 400 acres on a branch of Licking called Hingstons Mill Creek. Surveyed 9-14-1783 (see). 18
  • Note:
    Charles Gatliff is listed on November 6. Gabriel Commens is listed on November 5. John Martain is listed on December 1.

    This is probably related to Gatliff's land in the area that is now Garrard County. 19
  • Note: Charles Gatliff is recorded on June 16. Gabriel Commens on June 24, and John Martain on June 16. 19
  • Note: Grants of land are recorded to Charles Gatliff (500 acres), Reece Gatliff (200 acres), and Cornelius Gatliff (200 acres), all on the Cumberland River.
  • Note: 1000 acres recorded. This may be the same as the land recorded in 1783 (see).
  • Note: 1000 acres recorded. This is probably the land referenced in April 1780 to Squire Gatliff.
  • Note:
    From the book George Rogers Clark and His Men: Military Records, 1778-1784.

    A pay roll of Charles Gatliff's Company of militia Martin's Station, Kentucky County for the year 1780 includes

    Charles Gatliff Capt. (March 17 to June 26)
    John Machan, Lieut
    Solomon Litton, Ens.

    Sergeants:
    Samuel Vanhook
    George Loveless

    Privates:
    includes: William and Thomas Meguire
  • Note: Archillas and John Blake of Knox County assign power of attorney to Charles Gatliff. (Cumberland County Deed Book C)
  • Note:
    From his pension application: In1778, in the month of June, I commenced as an Indian spy the 1st tour with different mates I served upwards of five months.

    From a separate report:
    In 1778 an attack was made by 200 Indians on Donley's fort. There were about 60 persons at the fort. About 68 men
    under Col. Samuel Lewis went to their assistance. They discovered Indians
    in a rye field looking earnestly at the houses." Mr. Stewart in his Memoirs says, "Capt. Gatliff and I fired upon them and we saw others running in the rye from where we stood. This ended our war in Greenbrier County with the Indians."

    This is referenced in The Historical Collections of Virginia, by Henry Howell.

    There is another reference in the History of Kanawha County.

    They soon discovered the savages in the field, looking intently toward Donnally's, and it was resolved to pass them. Captain Stuart and Charles Gatliff fired at them, and the whole party rushed forward in the yard, amid a heavy discharge of balls from the savage forces. The people in the fort hearing the firing in the rear of the house soon presented themslves at the port holes, to resist, what they supposed was a fresh attack on them; but quickly discovering the real cause, they opened the gates and all the party led on by Stuart and Lewis safely entered.
  • Event: Milit-Beg 02 JUN 1778 Cooks Fort, Botetourt, Virginia
  • Note:
    (from his deposition for a pension)
    That on the 2nd day of June 1778 he commenced as an Indian Spy under an appointment of John Henderson, Commander of Cooks fort, Bottetort County Virginia that he was in actual Service under said appointment five months and thirteen days. 1st One tour of ten days with James Fitspatrick; 2nd One tour of ten days with Joseph Ellis and William McGuire; 3rd One tour of four months and 23 days with Matthew Creed the service ending the 15th of November of the same year.
  • Note: From his pension application: I assisted in erecting Riddle's Fort, in Kentucky, in 1779 I volunteered in Capt. Haggin's Company -and that was on Bowman's Campaign - had a battle at Chilecotha with the Shawnees; we got but one scalp, but lossed 10 or 12 men. After our return I engaged to hunt for game to supply Riddle's Fort to prevent it breaking up -Dorchester, their hunter, being killed, and his mate refusing to serve longer. In hunting I frequently took with me Thomas Emory, who was killed near the Fort.
  • Note: Part of Loyal Grant on both sides of Bluestone Creek, a branch of New River.
  • Note: 106 acres. Part of Loyal Grant on west side of New River.
  • Note: Solomon Cox, Rease Gatliff, Lenard Shoemaker, Christopher Cox and James Hodges view a way from Charles Gatliff's to the Painted Gap and from there to Barbourville.
  • Note: A summons ordered against a number of people including Charles, James, and Cornelius Gatliff for giving a fraudulent list of taxable property in 1818.
  • Note: Ordered that Charles Gatliff be fined $5 and triple taxed on $7550 the amt. adjudged to be the real value of his property by the court for giving in a fraudulent list.
  • Note: Samuel Cox, John Cox, Joel Stoe, William Martin and Rease Gatliff be appointed to review a road from Moses Gatliffs by John Cummins crossing the river by Charels Gatliff farm and up Mapole Creek...
  • Note: Summons issued to Charles Gatliff for refusal to give in his list of taxable property.
  • Note: Court ordered Charles Gatliff fined $5 and treble taxed on $9,658 for failure to report taxable property.
  • Note:
    Again, this year Charles W. Gatliff is brought to court to pay his taxes. This time, however, the outcome is different.

    Ordered that the order of Continuance in the case of the Comth. against Chas. Gatliff entered on this day be set aside & held for naught, and thereupon the defendant appeared in Court in proper person and waived the Execution of the Summons and prays for a trial of the cause which is granted and thereupon the sd Defendant being heard upon oath and due consideration had it is considered that the defendant be discharged &c.
  • Note: Charles Gatliff made motion that he pay $300 taxes on some land instead of Michael Stephens. 20
  • Note: Charles Gatliff filed a Certificate for a Pension under the Act of Congress June 1832. 21
  • Note: Charles Gatliff, Henry Porch, John Anderson and Thomas Adkins presented in court their proof of service in order to obtain a pension. 22
  • Note:
    Charles Gatliff and others - Joshua Moses, Tom Adkins, Tom Laughlin, Henry Porch and John Anderson in Court on Pension or service claims of Rev. War.

    The summary of his statement (which is elsewhere given) I served in all the campaigns ever raised in Kentucky, except Clarks in 1782 at the Blue Licks - I was a spy and pilot in 1786, under Logan; in 1790 I was a spy, and pilot in Harmar's Campaign - I headed the pioneers about one and a half month, and after my arrival at home, I quit the service. I was in four general engagements previous to this time I served as a spy with 7 others by twos until all were discharged but myself - the longest tour since 1783, the different skirmishes I was in previous I cannot recollect; but I know I served as I have stated first in my declaration – to wit: as an Indian spy - nine months & 13 days; as a private - two months; as Captain - five months. 23
  • Note:
    Charles Gatliff, deceased, heirs:
    1. son, James Gatliff and wife Milly - his sons Squire and Jefferson
    2. son, Moses
    3. son, Aaron
    4. son-in-law, John Farris
    5. son, Reece
    6. daughter-in-law, Sarah, widow of Cornelius
    7. son-in-law, Wm. Martin 24
  • Note: Proof made that Charles Gatliff, a pensioner of U.S. died May 30 1838 and left no widow had the following children - Sally Farris, Betsy Martin, and Peggy Kane. 25
  • Note: Charles Gatliff petition to build water grist mill 26
  • Note: Charles Gatliff paid claim 27
  • Note: Charles Gatliff paid for Grand Jury services 28
  • Note: Alexander Stuart is awarded 590 acres adjoining the property of Charles Gatliff and Robert Wiley.
  • Note: Charles Gatliff Estate is shown with 150 acres on the New River and 320 acres at the mouth of the Bluestone. The records for 1843 are not legible. There is no Gatliff holding listed in 1844 or after. Mercer County Land Records, 1837-1855, microfilm from LDS.
  • Note: Pre-emption grant #637 of 400 acres in what is now Bourbon County, Kentucky.
  • Note: Pre-emption grant #2432 for 600 acres on the New River in Mongomery County.
  • Note:
    Death of a Veteran

    Died in Whitley County Kentucky on the 30th June last, Captain Charles Gatliff, aged about 90 years.
    Captain Gatliff was an early adventurer to Kentucky. In 1779 he settled with his family in Logan's Station; he shortly after assisted in erecting Riddle's Station, and served upon the expedition commanded by Colonel Bowman against the Shawnees on Little Miami; they were defeated at Chillicothe.
    In 1780, he was appointed Captain of Martin's Station, which was taken and destroyed by the British and Indians, under the command of Colonel Bird, of Detroit, and the inhabitants taken prisoners; his family, a wife and four children, were taken. He was absent at the time of surrender, and on his return joined to serve under Colonel Clark, being the second expedition from Kentucky. He was appointed a spy and pilot for the army by Colonel Logan; had a battle at Pickaway, and returned. He then took command of Bryan's Station, and after some short time, he was appointed a spy to ascertain the movements of the British and Indians at Limestone. After he returned, he relinquished all military service, and went to Virginia, in company with Colonel Logan and Colonel Daniel Boone. He returned in the Spring of 1781. Went to Virginia the Fall following. In 1783 he received intelligence of his family returning from captivity. He met them below Staunten, and returned with them to Kentucky, and settled in Baughman's Station. In 1786, he was appointed a spy and pilot by Colonel Logan, in which capacity he went against the Shawnees and Delawares combined. In 1788, he commanded as a spy against the Creeks. In 1790, he served as spy and pilot for Harmar's Campaign against the combined hostile tribes collected on the Miami of the Lakes, at the junction of the St. Joseph's and St. Mary's; during the expedition he was appointed to command the pioneers; they had a severe engagement with a loss of half of their men killed, in which he received a wound in the left shoulder; thence marched to Cincinnati and was disbanded.
    He served in all the campaigns ever raised in Kentucky, with the exception of General Clarks, at the Blue Licks, in 1782. He was in four severa engagements. The different skirmishes, with the Indians is not known. He was a man of rare qualities; prid of the chase. The Indians viewed him as a deadly enemy whom they never could surprise. He was of a penetrating mind, manly, hospitable and kind, and died as he had lived much esteemed. - A. C. - Draper Manuscript Collection ?J:40-402
  • Note:
    Orders to Gatliff to go after the hostages:

    Cain Run, August 22d, 1780
    Sir,
    You are hearby Required to Demand from the Several Captains on the North Side of Kentucky to make up scouting Party of Men - about 30 in Number will answer the present Purpose, untill I can Reainforce you from this side -Which I will give orders for 100 men to march as soon as possible to joyn you, and to Remain with you until father Orders. When the men joyns you – you are to Endavour to Save the Crops of Corn at these Places whare they have been Planted and left Desolate, and to Indavour to Make Deligent Sarch after the Enemy that they may not Penetrate so far in to our Country as to Distress the Inhabitants thereof, with out being Discovered, and such Discovery, if any, you are to let me know Immediately. For Be af you must - Depend on the woods for, Bread I hope ther in is a plenty by this time at the aforesaid places. What Ever Places you are at whear there is Corn, have an acre misured and valued, when that is made use of, a Nother in the same Manner, that the Owner May be Innabled to receive satisfaction for his Property; but at any Rate not to Suffer the Corn to be pulled any whear through the fields Salt I will Indavour to send with the Men when they come; in the mean time Indavour to Borrow as Much as will do for the Present.
    I am, Sir your Hum'l Servt.
    Jno Bowman
    To Capt. Charles Gatliff
  • Note:
    In the spring of 1780, he volunteered under Captain Haggin and served in the expedition commanded by Col. Boman against the Shawnees on the little Miami a one month - making in all two months that he served as a private.
  • Note: In June 1780, He was appointed an Indian Spy by Col. Benjamin Logan on Clark's expedition in which capacity hr served three months. He was appointed a spy by said Col. Logan to repair to Limestone to ascertain as well the movements of the Indians as British in which he served twenty days. The two last from Kentucky making nine months and 23 days he was in actual service as an Indian spy.
  • Note: In the summer or fall of 1780, he was elected Captain of Martin's Station by its inhabitants and continued in actual service three months and until the Station was taken by the British and Indins. In the fall of the same year and immediately after Martin's fort was taken, as above, he received orders from Col. Boman to take command of Bryant's Station which was likely to break up. He served under said appointment two months - making in all five months of actual service as Captain.
  • Note: in the spring 1781, I went in company with Daniel Boone and Benjamin Logan, members elected to the Virginia Legislature, to Virginia. I returned (I think) in July of the same year.
  • Note: In the fall following, I started through the wilderness to join the southern army, but hearing that Corn Wallace was taken at York, I changed my course, and went to Virginia, Greenbriar County.
  • Note: In 1783 I met my family below Staunton who had been taken prisoners from Martin's Station in Kentucky, and with them returned to Kentucky in the month of May.
  • Note: Charles Gatliff vs. Major Farris. Judgment to Plaintiff, 1 pound 16 shillings and costs. The judgment was continued when Farris' attorney said he was under age, but on Juluy 16 1793 it was affirmed again.
  • Note: When Daniel Boone and his brother Edward were returning from Blue Lick with a supply of salt, the Indians killed Edward. Boone gathered 60 men under the command of Charles Gatliffe and James Ray, who went in pursuit of the Indians. They tracked them to the eastern part of Mason County, where they abandoned the pursuit when the trail crossed the Ohio.
  • Note:
    92 acres surveyed, joining Robert Wiley, which he is entitled to by a certificate of 100a, asne of William Toney, asne of Leah Gatliff, bond'd, viz John Byrnside, Assistant, Alexr. Welch SGR.

    Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 27, No. 1, page 51.
  • Note: The order made yesterday to fine Charles Gatliff set aside and he is discharged out of custody and allowed until the next court to get security for his good behavior.
  • Note: Charles Gatliff sat on a jury.
  • Note: On this date and March 12 Charles Gatliff sat on 3 juries.



    Father: James Gatliff b: ABT 1724 in Chester Meeting, Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Martha Farris b: ABT 1725

    Marriage 1 Christiana McGuire b: 10 FEB 1755 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 1770 in Jefferson, Pennsylvania
    Children
    1. Has No Children John Speed Gatliff b: 05 MAR 1774 in Botetourt, Virginia
    2. Has Children James Britton Gatliff b: 01 JUL 1775 in Botetourt, Virginia
    3. Has Children Cornelius Gatliff b: 05 MAR 1777 in Botetourt, Virginia
    4. Has No Children "Sis" Gatliff b: 1779 in Virginia
    5. Has Children Reece Braxton Gatliff b: 02 FEB 1779
    6. Has Children Moses Gatliff b: 13 DEC 1783 in Fayette, Virginia
    7. Has Children Aaron Gatliff b: 01 JUL 1785 in Fayette, Virginia
    8. Has Children Sarah Louise Gatliff b: 01 FEB 1787 in Lincoln, Virginia
    9. Has Children Elizabeth Gatliff b: 11 DEC 1788 in Lincoln, Virginia
    10. Has Children Jane Gatliff b: 13 AUG 1794 in Lincoln, Kentucky
    11. Has Children Christina Gatliff b: BEF 1795

    Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Nancy Gatliff b: ABT 1798 in Lincoln, Kentucky
      2. Has Children Frank Gatliff b: 1807 in Kentucky

      Marriage 3 Rachel Cummins b: 25 JUL 1785 in Guilford, North Carolina
      • Married: 19 JUN 1809 in Knox, Kentucky 29
      • Note:
        Charles Gatliff, over age 45, is listed, along with one female age 16-26 (probably his second wife, Rachel). He has 13 slaves, 1 male 14-26, 2 under 14, 2 females 26-45, 2 14-26, 4 under 14.

        Nearby is James Gatliff, over age 45, listed with 1 male 18-25 (William), 1 male 16-18 (Squire), and 1 male 10-16 (T.J.), 2 females over 45 (Wife Mary, ?), and 2 females 10-16 (Cyrene, Charlotte).

        Also listed in Whitley is Reese Gatliff, over 45, with 2 males under 10 (Charles, Nelson) and 1 female 10-16 (?).

        Also listed in Whitley is Cornelius Gatliff (over 45) with 2 males 10-16 (Charles, Joseph) and 2 males under 10 (Silas, James), 1 female 26-45 (Sarah), and 2 females 16-25 (Anne, ?). Cornelius has 2 slaves, 1 male 14-26 and 1 under 14.

        Also listed in Whitley are Moses and William C. Martin, whose wife Elizabeth is Charles' daughter.

        Aaron is in Knox County. 30
      • Note:
        Charles Gatliff, age 45+, is listed, along with 1 male (Reese) age 26-44, 1 female age 26-44, 1 female age 16-25 , and 1 female age 10-15. Charles has 10 slaves. It seems probable that the three females include Rachel, his second wife, Jane and/or Christina.

        Also listed are James Gatliff, age 26-45, with 1 male, 16-26 (unknown), 1 male 10-16 (William), and 1 male under 10 (Squire), along with 1 female over 45 (?), onle 26-45 (Mary), and 2 females under 10 (Charlotte, Cyrene).

        Also listed is Moses Gatliff, Charles' son, and William C. Martin, who is married to Charles' daughter Elizabeth.

        Aaron Gatliff, 16-25, is listed with his wife, also 16-25, and 4 females under 10 (Elizabeth, Viney, Christiana, ?) 31
      • Divorced: 21 JUL 1827 in Pulaski, Kentucky
      • Note: The divorce case was settled in Pulaski Circuit Court, the judge involved operating in both courts. It is recorded in Pulaski ORder Book 7, page 73-74.
      Children
      1. Has No Children Peggy Gatliff b: 1818 in Whitley, Kentucky

      Marriage 4 Rose b: 1772 in Virginia
        Children
        1. Has Children Cynthia Gatliff b: 1818 in Whitley, Kentucky

        Sources:
        1. Title: Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Index
          Abbrev: SAR Index
          Publication: Progeny Publishing, 1999
        2. Title: 1830 Census
          Abbrev: 1830 Census
          Page: M19-42, page 269, line 17.
        3. Title: Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Index
          Abbrev: SAR Index
          Publication: Progeny Publishing, 1999
          Page: SAR File Ref #11841 and #7855 and #11842
        4. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky, Tax List Summary, 1819-1850, Name Of Person: Stephen H. Broyles, Location: Newton, MA
          Abbrev: Whitley County Tax List
          Publication: 1991
          Page: Page 7, entry 25
        5. Title: Descendants of Capt. Charles Gatliff. 1774-1989.
          Abbrev: Gatliff Descendants
          Author: Ruth Gibbs Hart
          Publication: Dr. Ron Jost, 17719 Eagle Ave, Clear Lake, IA 50428, 1989
        6. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky Wills
          Abbrev: Whitley County, Kentucky Wills
          Page: Book 1, page 80
        7. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky, Tax List Summary, 1819-1850, Name Of Person: Stephen H. Broyles, Location: Newton, MA
          Abbrev: Whitley County Tax List
          Publication: 1991
          Page: page 7, line 14
        8. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky, Tax List Summary, 1819-1850, Name Of Person: Stephen H. Broyles, Location: Newton, MA
          Abbrev: Whitley County Tax List
          Publication: 1991
          Page: Page 7, line 3
        9. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky, Tax List Summary, 1819-1850, Name Of Person: Stephen H. Broyles, Location: Newton, MA
          Abbrev: Whitley County Tax List
          Publication: 1991
          Page: page 11, line 1
        10. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky, Tax List Summary, 1819-1850, Name Of Person: Stephen H. Broyles, Location: Newton, MA
          Abbrev: Whitley County Tax List
          Publication: 1991
          Page: page 13, line 1
        11. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky, Tax List Summary, 1819-1850, Name Of Person: Stephen H. Broyles, Location: Newton, MA
          Abbrev: Whitley County Tax List
          Publication: 1991
          Page: p. 7, line 25
        12. Title: Whitley County, Kentucky, Tax List Summary, 1819-1850, Name Of Person: Stephen H. Broyles, Location: Newton, MA
          Abbrev: Whitley County Tax List
          Publication: 1991
          Page: 1839, page 10, line 1
        13. Title: Knox County Orders
          Abbrev: Knox County Orders
          Page: Book A, page 166
        14. Title: VA Land office grants, Volume: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30
          Abbrev: VA Land office grants
          Page: Reel 100, page 488
        15. Title: VA Land office grants, Volume: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30
          Abbrev: VA Land office grants
          Page: Reel 100, page 467
        16. Title: VA Land office grants, Volume: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30
          Abbrev: VA Land office grants
          Page: Reel 93, page 420
        17. Title: VA Land office grants, Volume: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30
          Abbrev: VA Land office grants
          Page: Reel 93, page 425
        18. Title: VA Land office grants, Volume: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30
          Abbrev: VA Land office grants
          Page: Reel 56, page 610
        19. Title: Lincoln County taxes
          Abbrev: Lincoln County Taxes
        20. Title: Whitley County Court Orders
          Abbrev: Whitley County Court Orders
          Page: Book 1, Docket #97
        21. Title: Whitley County Court Orders
          Abbrev: Whitley County Court Orders
          Page: Book 1, docket 271
        22. Title: Whitley County Court Orders
          Abbrev: Whitley County Court Orders
          Page: Book 1, docket 277
        23. Title: Whitley County Court Orders
          Abbrev: Whitley County Court Orders
          Page: Book 1, docket 289
        24. Title: Whitley County Court Orders
          Abbrev: Whitley County Court Orders
          Page: Book 1, docket 459
        25. Title: Whitley County Court Orders
          Abbrev: Whitley County Court Orders
          Page: Book 2, docket 459
        26. Title: Knox County Orders
          Abbrev: Knox County Orders
          Page: Book A, page 211
        27. Title: Knox County Orders
          Abbrev: Knox County Orders
          Page: Book A, page 25
        28. Title: Knox County Orders
          Abbrev: Knox County Orders
          Page: Book A, page 15
        29. Title: Knox Marriages, Record Type: Microfilm of original records
          Abbrev: Knox Marriages
          Page: Book A, page 47
        30. Title: 1820 Census
          Abbrev: 1820 Census
          Page: M33-28, page 11, line 9
        31. Title: 1810 Census
          Abbrev: 1810 Census
          Page: M252-7, page 24-86

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