Notes for Charles R. Morehead, Capt.
Lived in Farquier Co., Virginia. He was a Captain in the Revolution. His descendants moved to Kentucky in 1807.
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!"Virginia Heraldica": "The first of this family was Charles Morehead, a Scottish gentleman, who settled in what is now Prince William Co., in the early part of the eighthteenth century. He is known to have had at least one son, John Morehead, whose will was probated in Fauquier Co., 24 Oct., 1768, in which he mentions sons Charles, Joseph, John, Alexander, William, Samuel and Presley Morehead, and daughters, Mary Lawrence and Elizabeth Brixtraw. His son, Charles Morehead, a captain in the Revolution, died in Leeds Parish, Fauquier Co., in 1783. His will mentions, son Turner, son Charles, sons Armistead, James and Presley; daughter Kerrenhappuch Morehead, and wife Mary. Joseph Morehead, grandson of Charles, the immigrant, moved to North Carolina, and married Elizabeth Turner, the daughter of James and Kerrenhappuch Turner of Maryland, whose sons and grandsons were with General Greene in the Revolution. Another daughter, Mary Turner, married Charles, the brother of Joseph Morehead, and left offspring in the West, of these, Governor Charles S. Morehead of Kentucky, and his cousin, Governor James Turner Morehead of the same State, have been eminent statesmen, serving not only as Governor, but also in the Senate of the U. S. from that State. The North Carolina branch has also produced the late Governor John M. Morehead, and his brother, Hon. James Turner Morehead, who, at one time, represented his District in Congress. Another descendant in the West is the Hon. Charles R. Morehead; some time Mayor of El Paso, Texas, who served with gallantry in the Mexican War."
!"History of the Culpeper County Normans": "Their son Charles Morehead, m. Margaret Slaughter, went to Kentucky and served in the legislature. His son, Charles Slaughter Morehead, was Governor of Kentucky and four years in U. S. Senate. Armistead Morehead's son, James Turner Morehead, was also Governor of Kentucky and U. S. Senator. A great-grandson of Charles and Mary Turner Morehead was General Simon Bolivar Buckner, U. S. A."
"According to Steve Norman, Charles Morehead was born 1730 in Fauquier Co., Virginia, and died January 19, 1793 in Warren Co., Kentucky."
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