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Subject: Levick Taylor Marriage
Date: December 26, 2006 4:48:44 PM EST
When I was in Berkeley Co. several years ago, the library had a book of marriage records (primary source) it has Caleb Levick marrying both Rachel Bedinger and Rachel Taylor on the same day 13 Jan. 1793. I never have resolved this problem. I will need to look deeper into this record of her remarrying to Alexander Ayers.
I any trying to get away to Charleston WVA to state archives, but it has just been one thing after another for about three years. I would like to look at deeds for the Taylors, Levicks, Melvin, Bedinger, Ayers, serveral other families from Madison Co. Ohio and anyone else that pops up. I have found deeds to be very helpful and under-used my most genealogist.
NOTE: I just found in my old notes some deed records for Berkeley Co. It saids that there are NO Deeds for any Caleb or Rachel Levick (Bummer) -- Maybe Jefferson Co -- we can hope. Notes show NO Wills either for Levick. There are a bunch of Taylor deeds including one for a Robert Taylor dated 21 Sept 1790. I don't see any Samuel or Richard Taylors. Further notes on Washington Co Tenn -- NO Levick.
In Berkeley Co. there are two other marriages with the same problem:
  • Esther Lafferty to Lewis Taylor 7 Jan 1794
  • Esther Lafferty to William Taylor 7 Jan 1794
Note that the Laffertys are neigs. to the Taylors and Melvins in both Madison Co Ohio and Park Co IN. Sam Laverty was adm. to Clarissa Taylor's estate in 1852. Also note that the date of these marriages "could" make them the parents of James ??? I have found no information on either of these Taylors in Madison Co. I would like to look in Franklin Co just to the east of Madison.
Another note on Berkeley Co is that a Richard Taylor m. Jane Taylor 22 May 1781 - It could be frist marriage of the same Richard Taylor that was married to Clarrisa of Parke Co ??? Who Knows??
Here is some Taylor genealogy by a Clara Genther it was in the Madison Co Ohio Lib., she is some dec. of those Taylor's mentioned in the History of Madison Co. Note Sam Jr. has a will in Berkeley Co that confirms this information.
  • Sam Taylor Jr. - Quaker b. 1742 d. ca Nov 1799, m. Sarah
  • Ch. Isaac - came to Ohio went to Jackson Co. MO
  • Richard - b. July 1773 near Harper's Ferry VA, d. Sept 1863 Madison Co Ohio, m. Mary Murray in Feb 1800
  • John - b. 22 June 1771, d. 30 Apr 1849 Madison Co Ohio, m. Elizabeth Mitchell McCullaugh
  • Daniel - b. March 1774, d. Feb 1852 Union Co Ohio m Mary Brown in VA
  • William - b. 1776 d. Feb 1838 Madison Co Ohio
  • Jacob - came to Ohio went back to Kentucky
  • Mary
  • Susannah
Sam Taylor Jr had a brother John b. ? d. ca Winter 1792 - Berkeley Co WVA m. 1st ???

m. 2nd Blanche ca June 1766 John also has a will in Berkeley but there interesting any impotant information given (Bummer again)

Sam and John were children of Sam Taylor Sr. b. ?? d. 1762 Frederick Co VA He was married three times (1) Elizabeth Wright March 1728 Columbia, PA (2)  ??? (3) Rachel ca 1740. Other children of Sam Sr. are Rachel, Hester, Mary and Susannah.

Tax RecordsEdit

Caleb Levick listed on 1785 tax list for Duck Hundred, Kent Co, DE

Source: Scharf, 1888 Electronic Source:

Military RecordsEdit

Caleb Levick, enlisted 27 July 1778 in Capt. Rutton's Co, 4th Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers, Commanded by Lt. Col Abraham Buskirk, Powles Hook. A Loyalist unit. Deserted 14 July, 1779.

Source: Ristenbatt, Donna, undated. Transcription of Loyalist Muster Rolls, Reel #232, From the New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ. Electronic Source: Loyalist Muster Roll

"DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition" (Washington:NSDAR) 1990

  • Part 2 Page 1789
  • Sgt. Continental Line - VA
  • LEVICK, Caleb
  • b 1755, France
  • m Rachel TAYLOR [13-JAN-1793, Berkley County, WVA ]
  • d ca 12-18-1813, VA [Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, WVA]

(p. 382): Levick, Caleb, b. 1755, France, d. 1817 Shepherdstown, WV, m. 1791 Rachel Bedinger, b. 1769, d. Jan 1830, buried Hixon Cemetery, Mecca, Ind. Service: he was a sergeant in the Continental line Va Vol 1, p416 Va Soldiers of 1776, by Louis A. Burgess. He came from France to Delaware, and joined the Society of Firends. he moved to VA, and fought throughout the Rev. War. he was in Capt. Joseph Sweringer's Co and had land given for his service. Children: John m. Sallie Cookus; Mary . John Morris; Elizabeth b. 1797, m Elijah Richard; Sarah, m. Jacob Baker; Margaret. b. 1809, m. William Hixon; Ann. Descedant: Richardson, Bereniece Coo (Mr.s George), No 524980.

Source: Indiana DAR, 1976

Electronic Source: Ancestry

Revolutionary War Service Records, 1775-83
Name: Caleb Levick
Rank - Induction: CORP
Roll Box: 126
Roll Description: Continental Troops
Source: The Generations Network, Inc, 1999
Electronic Source: Available through Ancestry, a subscription Service

Land RecordsEdit

Sergeant Caleb Levick. Council Chamber, Jan. 9, 1819. Caleb Levick is entitled to land allowed a Sergeant of the Contl. line for service during the war. James P. Preston, Gov. Note. The clerks, and most every one who wrote the capital letter L or S in these letters, made it in such manner that it is impossible to be absolutely certain just which letter is intended. The above name may have been, Sevick.

Know all men by these presents, whereas the widow and children of Caleb Levick, decd. a Sergeant of the Contl. line in the Rev. war, are entitled to land from the State of Va. allowed for his services; we, Rachael Ayers, late the widow of said Caleb Levick; Jacob Baker, husband of Sarah (late Sarah Levick one of the children of said Caleb Levick) Baker; Elizabeth wife of Elijah Reickart) formerly Elizabeth Levick, one of the children of Caleb; and John Levick, also one of the children of Caleb Levick; have appointed Rev. Benjamin Allen, of Jefferson Co., Va (which is also our place of residence) as our Atty. to obtain for us, widow and children (children under age) of said Caleb Levick the bounty warrant due us for his services in the Rev. war.

Note. Elijah Rickard is the way this name is spelled by himself in his signature. The power of Atty. was acknd. before Presley Marmaduke, J. of P. Jefferson Co., Va. Mary Morris, formerly Mary Levick, one of the children of Caleb Levick, also acknd. the same power of Atty.

Jefferson Co. Court, 28 Jan., 1818. Certified that Rachael Ayers, the widow of Alexander Ayers, was the widow of Caleb Levick, decd. late a Sergeant in the Rev. war; that the said Levick left the following children:--Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth (wife of Elijah Reichart), John, Ann and Margaret Levick, and that the said widow and children all lived in this county. Certified true transcript from the records of the court. Signed, Robert Gates Hite, Clerk. 27 Jan., 1819. John Kearsley, J. of P. attested as to Robert G. Hite. Warrant 6316 for 400 acres issued to the heirs of Caleb Levick, 18 May, 1819. Recorded Book 3, P. 57, Va. L. Off. [p.417]

Source: Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Vol. 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 1997. Original data: Burgess, Louis Alexander. Virginia Soldiers of 1776. Richmond, VA, USA: Richmond Press, 1927.

Caleb Levick Chapter L p 312 Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants. Sargeant, 9 January 1819, entirled to 400 acres

Source: Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998. Electronic Source: Ancestry Link

Leads etcEdit

At least one person has identified Caleb as abeing in Kent Delaware in Nov 1791. The basis for this was not given.

Cemetery RecordsEdit

"Cemetery Inscriptions from Greene Co., Ohio" Only the LEVECK spelling is found.

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