In the year 1933, William Henry Ballard (1862-1954) of Lexington, Kentucky wrote a very brief history of his family (the “Narrative”) that begins with the assertion that his earliest known ancestor is Bland Ballard of Kentucky, who fathered a son with his servant named Flora. The Narrative is undated, but a separate genealogical chart of the Ballard and allied Bartlett and Brady families identified as a “Family Tree” bearing the dates 1820-1933, describes Flora as “mixed.” We assume the chart and the Narrative were written at the same time. A photocopy was provided to the author c. 1980 by Edward Hunter Ballard (1899-1988).
Dowan Ballard, Sr. son of Bland Ballard (white) and his servant Flora was born in the year 1820 at Ghent Ky. At an early age he was sold to the Macklin family at Stamping Ground in Scott Co., Ky., in 1848. Later he was sold by the Macklins to Dr. Ben Duvall in Franklin Co., Ky., near the forks of Elkhorn Creek and remained a slave in this family until the Emancipation was proclaimed in 1863.
He was married 3 times during his life. The first wife died shortly after their marriage and no children were born to them on the Macklin farm. The second wife bore him two sons John William and Flournoy and she died from burns received when the cabin on the Duvall farm where they were living burned down. My mother Matilda Bartlett became his third and last wife whom he married in 1854. My mother lived on the Butler farm which adjoined the Duvall farm. After they became free both father and mother lived together on the Butler farm until 1869 when our family moved to Louisville, Ky., and remained in that city until the year 1886 when we moved to Jackson, Tenn., where father and mother are now buried.
Flournoy Ballard died in youth. John William Ballard ran away with the Union soldiers as a boy 15 yrs. of age and after the civil war he settled at Cadiz Ohio and having the trade of a plasterer he was successful as a contractor and when he died in 1918 he had reared and educated a family of 5 children all of whom are living in Cleveland Ohio and Oil City, Penn., and the oldest son Flournoy is still living in Cadiz, Ohio.
Flournoy is named for his uncle who died in slavery though a young man at the time. His other son John Will is now a practicing attorney in Cleveland Ohio. The girls are all married and like their brothers are rearing splendid families.
Dowan Ballard, according to family tradition, son of Bland Ballard (most likely Bland Williams Ballard (1759-1853)) and his mulatto servant Flora, was born between 1820 and 1827, but most likely c. 18251 (at Ghent, Kentucky, according to the Narrative), and died 21 July 1909 at Jackson, Tennessee.
This claim of parentage is known only from the Narrative, but is supported by DNA evidence, which places descendants of Dowan Ballard in Lineage Group I of the Ballard DNA Project. As additional men join the DNA project and their test results help refine the family trees of those in Lineage Group I, we may be able to more definitively identify Dowan’s father.
Excursus: the name Flournoy.
It seems opportune to share a theory on the name Flournoy. The reader will note that Dowan Ballard gave the name to his son born in 1849 (identified in two places: in the Franklin County, Kentucky records and in William Henry’s Narrative), and that Dowan’s eldest son, John William Ballard of Cadiz, Ohio (1847-1907), named his eldest son Robert Flournoy Ballard – although he was known to his uncle William Henry Ballard simply as “Flournoy.”
A prominent family bearing the name resided in Northern Kentucky. Mathews Flournoy (1732-1792), whose father was the immigrant Jean Jacques Flournoy (1686-1740) (who arrived in Virginia in c. 1720). Mathews Flournoy and his family came early to Kentucky, circa 1765, from Prince Edward County, Virginia. His eldest son, Robert, chose to remove to Georgia, and was soon joined there by his youngest brother Thomas. The children that stayed in Kentucky – Samuel, John James, David John, Francis, Matthews, Jr. and Patsy Caroline, prospered there. John James had no progeny, but the rest left numerous descendants.
Could Flora, Dowan’s mother, have had a connection to the Flournoy family? This compiler queried Ancestry’s DNA database in September 2018 and discovered 18 matches with people tracing Flournoy ancestors, all with a possible range of 5th to 8th cousins (i.e., sharing a common great-great-great-great grandparent). Of those 18, five do not name Flournoys in their family trees or their trees are private, and of the remaining 13, one traces from Samuel Flournoy’s line in Kentucky, and the rest trace to the Flournoys that settled in Chesterfield and Henrico counties, Virginia – descendants of Jean Jacques’ other children. This means that the most recent common ancestor of this limited pool of people is Jean Jacques Flournoy, and if Ancestry’s guidance is accurate, Flora’s father (one of the compiler’s great-great-great-great grandfathers) would be a Flournoy.
The obvious question, of course, is which Flournoy brother? Which one could have a connection with a Ballard family?
Lewis and Richard Collins’ History of Kentucky, Vol. II (Covington, Ky.: Collins & Co., 1874) provides an easy answer – In 1805 Mathews Flournoy served with Bland Williams Ballard (Dowan’s likely father) in the Kentucky House of Representatives as delegates from Shelby county. We know that Mathews resided in Shelby county as early as 1800, when he appeared in tax records that year, then removed to Fayette county between 1806 and 1810; in 1810 and 1820 he was enumerated in the Fayette county Federal census. His will, written when he resided in Fayette county is recorded in Washington county, Mississippi (February Term, 1846) in Will Book 1, p. 80. Given that Mathews and Bland served together representing the same county, there is no question that they knew one another.
This is strong circumstantial evidence, but we’d appreciate additional corroboration. Were their farms close to one another? Is there evidence that they did business with one another? Additional research is needed in the county records.
Still, we cannot yet discount the possibility that Mathews Flournoy’s brothers had relationships with members of the Ballard family. The Federal census shows us that Mathews owned 18 slaves in 1810, and the number had grown to 40 by 1820. Mathews’ brother David John Flournoy, who resided in Scott county, owned 20 slaves in 1810; Samuel (residing in Mercer county) had six in 1810, and his widow Nancy was enumerated with three in 1820; Francis (in Pendleton in 1810) had 16, and that number was reduced to 7 in 1820 when he lived in Fayette county. John James Flournoy (in Campbell county) had 16 slaves in 1810.
We may never find definitive proof that Bland Williams Ballard was Dowan’s father, but the fact that DNA evidence proves a connection between Flournoy descendants and Dowan Ballard’s descendants, coupled with the curious use of the name by Dowan and one of his sons (suggesting an ancestral memory), we have an avenue to explore to learn more about the ancestry of Flora, Dowan’s mother.
Flournoy Rivers (1858-1908) of Pulaski, Tennessee, published data on the Flournoy family in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography in the 1890s. The sections pertaining to the Northern Kentucky branches and their descendants are excerpted on this page.
An examination of Federal census records for 1830 and 1840 yields interesting results. Presumably in 1830 Dowan and his mother Flora resided in the same household, when he would have been between the ages of 3 and 10. An examination of Kentucky Federal census records for 1830 reveals that in that year there were 24 slaveholding Ballard families, and of those, seven had a male slave younger than 10 years of age and a female slave of childbearing years. Compared with the 1840 census, where we would need to find a male slave between the ages of 13 and 17, and a female slave 10 years older than in 1830, the list narrows to four families, with three families appearing on both lists. Curiously, Bland Williams Ballard did not meet this criteria in 1830 but did so in 1840, which suggests the possibility that perhaps Bland was not the father and acquired Dowan (and Flora) at a later time, but is remembered as the father. Or the truth lies in the Narrative and Bland was the father, but Flora was owned by someone else — although this is contradicted by the Narrative, in which she is described as “his servant.”
The three families that do meet these criteria are those of Bland Williams Ballard’s brother James Ballard of Shelby County, Kentucky (1763-1849), his cousins Edward Ballard of Madison County, Kentucky (c. 1775-1854), and Nicholas Ballard of Madison County, Kentucky (c. 1795-c. 1850); the latter two were sons of John Ballard of Albemarle County, Virginia (c. 1765-1829), who was the son of Thomas Horace Ballard of Albemarle County, Virginia (c. 1732-1804), who was in turn the son of Thomas Ballard of Albemarle County, Virginia (c. 1717-1782). Thomas of Albemarle was the brother of Bland Ballard, Sr of Spotsylvania County, Virginia (c. 1713-1791), Bland Williams Ballard’s grandfather. We assume Dowan remained with one of these families until about 1847, when he was sold to John Macklin of Franklin County, Kentucky.
Dowan Ballard was sold to John Macklin at Stamping Ground, Franklin County, Kentucky circa 1847. We assume the date was 1847 rather than William’s recollection of 1848, because his eldest son John William stated in census records that he was born December 1847. John and his brother Alexander Macklin were prominent, wealthy farmers; John cultivated wheat and became a successful miller in the New Orleans trade, while Alexander was a wealthy hog farmer. The brothers were the sons of Hugh Macklin, who settled in Kentucky in 1798.
Dowan was later sold to Dr Benjamin P. Duvall, who resided near the Forks of Elkhorn in Franklin county, three-quarters of a mile east of Frankfort.2 The date of this sale is unknown, though it is likely circa 1853 since we have evidence from a Macklin family bible preserved in Winchester, Kentucky, that a slave named Dowen was born 22 March 1852 at the Macklin farm, and we know that Dowan’s son Flournoy died from typhoid in August 1852, according to the Franklin county records, which identify “Flourney” as a slave belonging to John Macklin.3
The names of Dowan’s first two wives were not known to his son William, but the birth of one (and possibly a second) of Dowan’s children was recorded in a Macklin family bible. He married first an unnamed woman, who, according to William Henry Ballard, died shortly after their marriage at the Macklin farm; William Henry informs us that Matsy, his second wife, was the mother of John William Ballard (census records show he was born in December 1847) and Flournoy Ballard (who died young), and the Macklin family bible tells us that Flournoy, Matsy’s son, was born in 5 April 1849. Franklin County Vital Statistics show us that in August 1852 “FLOURNEY – 4 – black male – single – laborer – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death – Typhoid flux.”
William Henry stated that Dowan’s first wife died in a fire at the Macklin farm, yet there is recorded in the Macklin family bible (transcribed below) the birth of a possible son “Dowen,” son of Harriet, who was born 22 March 1852. The fact that the birth of a possible son “Dowen” was recorded in a Macklin family bible suggests that perhaps William’s recollection is in error, and that while Matsy was the mother of John William and Flournoy, perhaps Harriet was the second wife and had one child, Dowen, who did not survive, which may be why William Henry had no knowledge of him. On the other hand, the name could just be a coincidence; “Dowan” means “black” in Irish, which would not be surprising coming from a family of Irish descent like the Macklins — yet searches of census records show that the name was not common, with just a handful of examples (at least in 1870 when we searched that year’s census).
It is likely, given the overall veracity of William Henry’s account, that Matsy must have met her end between 1849 and 1851. Yet the Macklin bible records subsequent children belonging to a slave named Harriet, born in 1856 and 1859, which throws doubt on assuming Dowen was a son of our Dowan; but note, however, that the first named Harriet was born in 1815, and by 1856 would be 41 years old — likely at the end of her childbearing years. Could there have been another slave named Harriet? Note that Franklin county’s vital statistics record the birth and death of a number of Macklin slaves that do not appear in the Macklin family bible. Overall, we’re inclined to believe William Henry’s account that Matsy was the second wife, followed by Matilda Bartlett.
The Macklin family bible also records the birth of a servant named “Mary Ann”, born 1 October 1819; could “Matsy” be an affectionate contraction of “Mary Ann”? On this we can only speculate.
Dowan married third circa 1854 Matilda Bartlett of Franklin county, Kentucky, the daughter of Richard and Susan Bartlett. Matilda was born in 1835 and lived at the Butler farm, which was adjacent to the Duvall’s; this was probably the residence of Dr James Butler, which has been identified on land ownership maps created circa 1880 in the collection of the Library of Congress. Following Emancipation Dowan Ballard and Matilda Bartlett lived at the Butler farm, then removed to Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. They relocated to Jackson, Tennessee in 1886, and remained there until their deaths.
The 1870 US Federal Census shows that on 17 June 1870 Dowan, Matilda and their sons William and Dowan Jr resided in the household of two doctors, C. T. Carpenter and William Clark in the 7th Ward of the city of Louisville, where their trade is identified as “house work.”4 The 1880 US Federal Census places them in Louisville, but this time Dowan is identified as head of the household, but without an occupation (“none”); Matilda’s is “house cleaner,” and the boys are “at school.” The household is comprised of D. Ballard, age 57; Matilda Ballard, age 45; Wm. Ballard, age 18; and Dowin Ballard, age 14.5 By 1885 they removed to Jackson, Tennessee, for on 21 January 1886 he purchased property from W. D. Robinson in Jackson, Tennessee, where they lived the remainder of his life.6
The 1900 US Federal Census reveals that Dowan and Matilda Ballard resided at 185 N. High Street in Jackson, Tennessee. Dowan’s date of birth is listed as October 1827; Matilda’s as October 1829; as previously noted, these dates are probably in error. Neither could read or write, but he owned his house free of a mortgage.7
Matilda Bartlett died 7 December 1907 and is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Jackson, Tennessee, where her tombstone inscription reads Matilda Ballard, 1835-1907, Faithful Unto Death.8 Her marker has a decidedly modern flavor and was likely placed there much later by her sons. There is no marker for Dowan, though presumably they are interred beside each other.
In his will dated 28 December 1907 and recorded 10 August 1909, Dowan Ballard, Sr devised his property to his sons William H. Ballard and Dowan D. Ballard, naming his son Dowan D. Ballard as his administrator.9 His son John William Ballard had died the previous September, which may explain why he was not named in the will.
To whom it may concern: This is my last will and testament, being of sound mind and in full possession of all my faculties, revoking all other wills.
(1) I want all of my just debts and funeral expenses paid after my death from estate.
(2) Whatever remains of my possessions both personal and real estate, I devise and bequeath to my sons William H. Ballard and Dowan D. Ballard in fee simple to be equally divided between them as seems best to them. Should neither of them be living at my death, their heirs shall inherit whatever part or parts of my estate is then remaining sharing equal parts.
(3) I appoint my son Dowan D. Ballard administrator without bond to wind up my affairs as herein expressed.
Witness my hand and seal this 28th day of Dec 1907.
Dowan (X) Ballard
The children of Dowan Ballard and his wife Matsy _________ were:
JOHN WILLIAM, married Anna Maria Smith.
Flournoy, born 5 April 1849, died August 1852, of typhoid.10
The children of Dowan Ballard and Matilda Bartlett were:
Richard, likely the Richard identified as a slave of J. R. Butler, born 1 February 1861; died young.11
WILLIAM HENRY, married Elizabeth (Bessie) Hudson Brady.
DOWAN DAVID, married Henriette E. Cottles.
1. William Henry Ballard’s Narrative gives Dowan’s date of birth as 1820; the 1870 US Federal Census gives his age as 45 (born c. 1825: David, age 45; Matilda, age 45; Dan, age 3; Wm, age 6) and the 1880 US Federal Census gives his age as 57, and therefore born c. 1823 (D. Ballard, age 57; Matilda, age 45; Wm, age 18; Dowin, age 14. 1880 US Federal Census, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, Page 551.3000, Enumeration District (E.D.) 132). The 1900 US Federal Census gives October 1827 as his date of birth. The Slave Schedules that accompanied the 1850 and 1860 Census provide a clue; both the 1850 and 1860 Schedules list a male Mulatto slave, age 25 in 1850 and age 35 in 1860 belonging to Benjamin P. Duvall; most likely this was Dowan (the four remaining slaves on the 1850 Schedule and the six remaining slaves in 1860 are identified as “Black”; Dowan is consistently identified as Mulatto all his life in these records). A review of the census schedules suggest that the Census enumerator was not generous in the use of this designation; on the page listing Dr Duvall’s slaves, in 1850 21 percent are identified as Mulatto, and in 1860, 13 percent.
2. The 1850 US Federal Census Slave Schedule listing the slaves belonging to John Macklin of Franklin county identify them all as “B” (Black); none are identified as Mulatto.
3. Franklin Co., Ky. Vital Records, Deaths, August 1852, identify a Flourney, age 4, black male laborer, resident of Franklin Co., slave of John Macklin. Cause of death: Typhoid flux.
4. The 1870 US Federal Census record erroneously identifies Dowan Sr as “David”, age 45, and Dowan Jr as “Dan”, age 3; Matilda is age 35, and Wm is age 6. 1870 US Federal Census, City of Louisville (Ward 7), Jefferson Co., Ky., Roll M653-377, p. 915, PN 177, 1285-1285. Dr William Clark was a cousin of General George Rogers Clark and after the war the owner of Mulberry Hill, the ancestral home of the General’s family. In 1921 the remaining land was purchased by R.C. Ballard Thruston, his brother S. Thruston Ballard, and the family of their deceased brother, Charles T. Ballard, and given to the City of Louisville as a memorial in commemoration of George Rogers Clark. R.C. Ballard Thruston was a cousin of Bland Williams Ballard, being a descendant of Bland’s brother James. Mulberry Hill: The Clark Family Home at Louisville, Kentucky (Pamphlet, prepared for the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation by Ernest M. Ellison (2004)).
5. 1880 US Federal Census, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, Page 551.3000, E.D. 132.
6. 21 January 1886. W. D. Robinson of the county of Madison and State of Tennessee, for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars … hereby transfer and convey unto Dowan Ballard of said county and State, the following described lot of ground, lying in the city of Jackson, Tennessee: Beginning at a stake at the S.W. corner of Reed St and N.W. corner of Flippin’s Lot, running East to Robinson’s Lot 182 ft; thence North to an Alley 106 ft; thence West to Read St 182 ft; thence South to the beginning 106, this lot is one of a number of Lots bought by me at a Chancery Court sale of Mary Read vs. Harvey Usher et al – Minute Book No. 4, Chancery Court page 497… Recorded 21 January 1886, Madison Co. Tenn. W.D. Book 43, p. 73.
7. 1900 US Federal Census, Jackson, 15th Dist., Madison Co., Tenn., taken 6 June 1900, Sheet No. 9.
8. Jonathan K. T. Smith, Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Madison County, Tennessee (1995). Note that the date of birth recorded on the tombstone differs from that reported in the 1900 census, but matches the age recorded in the 1870 and 1880 US Federal Census. Dowan may be buried beside her; reportedly many tombstones in this cemetery have been lost. Mount Olivet Cemetery is located on East Forest Avenue between Highland Avenue and North Royal Street in Jackson, Tennessee.
9. Madison Co. Tenn. Will Book B (1894-1914) p. 353. The witnesses were J. H. Trimble and L. G. Murray. Also recorded Madison Co. Tenn. Minute Book 26, p. 475.
10. A Macklin family bible in the possession of a descendant in Winchester, Kentucky recites “Flurnoy Matsy’s child born April 5th, 1849.” The bible also records “Harriet’s child Dowen born March 22, 1852,” which suggests that Dowan may have had a child with another slave at the Macklin farm; family tradition fails to name a slave Harriet, but if this is indeed another union, it’s likely that Harriet is the unnamed woman who died in a fire. As previously noted, Dowan’s son Flournoy died from Typhoid in August 1852, according to the Franklin county records, which identify “Flourney” as a slave belonging to John Macklin (“August 1852 – FLOURNEY – 4 – black male – single – laborer – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death – Typhoid flux.” Franklin Co. Ky. Vital Statistics, 1852).
11. Franklin Co., Ky. Vital Records, Births, 1861, records the birth on 1 February 1861 in Franklin County, of Richard, male, born on Benson [Creek], slave of J. R. Butler.
Macklin Family Bible
The family bible that belonged to John Macklin (1805-1865) and Elizabeth Black Macklin (1823-1905) is now [as of February 2019] in the possession of a descendant residing in Richmond, Kentucky.
Fessenden & Co’s Edition
The English Version of the POLYGLOTT BIBLE,
CONTAINING THE Old and New Testaments
Brattleboro: Published by Fessenden & Co., 1836
John Macklin and Elizabeth Black were married March 5th, 1846
John Macklin was born Nov 6th 1805; died Dec 26th 1865.
Elizabeth Macklin born Nov 9, 1823
Ermina Macklin born Sept 22, 1847
Charles Alexander Macklin born in the year Oct 22, 1851
John Stephen Macklin was born in the year of our Lord 1855 March 4th, died Dec 18, [illegible]
Sarah Black Macklin was born Mary 4th 1857 died Aug 2 1897
Elizabeth Macklin was born Mary the 18th 1861 died Nov 15 1898
Elizabeth Black Macklin died Sep 29, 1905
On a separate page, labeled “Blacklist”
Harriet a servant was June 15, 1815
Mary Ann was born Oct 1, 1819
Betty was born Decem 1828
Charles was born July 15, 1834
Lozy was born June 2, 1838
Griffin was born Febru 12, 1841
Samuell was born Febru 4, 1843
James Turner was born Janu 3, 1845
Anderson was born June 15, 1837
Alfred was born Sept 1840
Edmond born April [illegible] 1844
Isaack was born Nov 1st, 1841
Polinex Mits child was Oct 29, 1845
Manhem do. do. [ditto?] August 17, 1847
[next page; three illegible, very faded entries, followed by]
Lovus Harriet’s child born January 17th 1849
Flurnoy Matsy’s child born April 5th, 1849
Harriet’s child Dowen born March 22nd, 1852
Laura Betty’s child was born Decem 12th, 1852
Elen Janes child was born March 30th 1855
Price Harriet’s child was born June 9th, 1856
Mary Harriet’s child was born March 6th, 1859
Millie Jane’s child was born March 2th, 1859
Manlus Julina’s child was born March 18th, 1859
Below are Vital Statistics for the period 1852 to 1861 of slaves owned by John Macklin. Such records were not rigorously maintained, and collection was not mandatory. Note that not all of these individuals are recorded in the Macklin family bible.
August 1852 – FEMALE – dead – born Franklin County – black – mother, Eliza – slave of John Macklin – resident of Franklin County.
December 28, 1854 -MALE – alive – born Franklin County – black – mother, not given – slave of John Macklin, resident of Franklin County.
March 30, 1855 – ELLEN – female – alive born Franklin County – black – slave of John Macklin, resident of Franklin County.
June 1856 – PRICE – male – alive – born Franklin County – black – slave – of John Macklin, resident of Franklin County.
April 10, 1858 – FEMALE – dead – black – born Macklin Mill, Franklin County – slave of John Macklin, resident of Franklin County.
March 10, 1859 – MARY – female – alive – black – born near Macklin Mill, Franklin County – slave of John Macklin, resident of Franklin County.
September 13, 1861 – MARY – female – alive – black – born near Macklin Mill, Franklin County – slave of John Macklin, resident of Franklin County.
August 20, 1852 – ELIZA – 20 – black female – single – laborer – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death – Typhoid flux.
April 1852 – EZRA – 6 – black male – single – laborer – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death – Drowned.
August 1852 – FLOURNEY – 4 – black male – single – laborer – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death – Typhoid flux.
November 1852 – HANDY – 1 – black male – single – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death – Pneumonia.
April 1852 – MANHEM – 4 – black male – single – laborer – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death -Typhoid Flux.
September 1852 – PATSY – 26 – black female – single – laborer – resident of Franklin County, Ky – born Franklin County, Ky – slave of John Macklin – died, Franklin County, Ky – cause of death – Affection of lungs, by cold.
February 1854 – BETTY – 28 – black female – resident of Franklin County, KY – born Franklin County, KY – slave of John Macklin – died Franklin County, KY – cause of death – Child bed.
February 1854 – FEMALE, Black – 3 days – resident of Franklin County, KY – born Franklin County, KY – slave of Jno. Macklin – died Franklin County, KY – cause of death – (not known).
December 10, 1861 – JOHN – 8 year – black male – resident of Franklin County, KY – born Franklin County, KY – slave of John Macklin – died Franklin County, KY – cause of death – Croup.
December 10, 1861 – PRICE – 8 year – black male – resident of Franklin County, KY – born Franklin County, KY – slave of John Macklin – died Franklin County, KY – cause of death – Croup.