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Andrew Jackson Stewart
and Nancy Caroline Newsome

Andrew Jackson Stewart b 11 Aug 1865 KY d 18 Feb 1946 Stewart, Pike Co KY; buried Stewart Cemetery, Caney Creek, KY; s/o Isaac Blind Ike Stewart and Elizabeth Betsy Mullins. Andrew Jackson Stewart m. Nancy Caroline Newsome b 22 Apr 1867 Pike Co KY d 17 Jul 1952; buried Stewart Cemetery, Caney Creek, Pike Co KY; d/o William Newsome and Margaret Potter. Children of Andrew Jackson Stewart and Nancy Caroline Newsome;

1. William Stewart b abt 1887 KY

2. Thomas Marion Stewart b abt 1889 KY

3. Jonah Stewart b 27 Oct 1892 Pike Co KY d 5 May 1983 Warren Co KY; m. Dessie Burke b 27 Mar 1896 Pike Co KY d 5 May 1971 Pike Co KY; buried Johnson Memorial Garden, Pikeville, Pike Co KY; d/o Alamander Burke. Children of Jonah Stewart and Dessie Burke; i. Ola Daryl Stewart b 22 Jul 1914 Pike Co KY ii. Verlie Arliss Stewart b 6 May 1919 Pike Co KY

4. Paris Roscoe Stewart b 4 Feb 1894 Caney Creek, Pikeville, Pike Co KY d 12 Jun 1970 Shelby Gap, KY; m. 25 Aug 1915 Shelby Gap, KY to Catherine Branham b 8 Dec 1896 Caney Creek, Pikeville, Pike Co KY; d/o Tandy Beck Branham and Mary Alice Newsome.

5. Fannie Stewart b 5 Jul 1896 Newsome Branch, Pike Co KY; m. Male Ledford. Children of Male Ledford and Fannie Stewart; i. Ruth Ledford b 28 Oct 1920; m. Male Helvey ii. Thomas Coyen Ledford b abt 1932.

6. Isaac Stewart b abt 1899 KY

7. Henderson Stewart b abt 1901 KY

8. Anna Stewart b abt 1904 KY

9. Amanda Stewart b abt 1908 KY

Photo of The Family of Andrew Jackson
and Nancy Caroline Newsome Stewart 1910
Upper Forks of Caney Creek, Pike Co KY
Submitted by Donna Stewart Kiehlmeier
travelers3@charter.net by Email 28 Sept 2018

L-R Back: Fannie, Rosco, Jonah, Thomas Marion, and William Stewart age 23. L-R Front: Isaac, Henderson, Anna, Andrew Jackson, Amanda and Nancy Caroline Newsome Stewart

The Following Written by Thomas Coyen Ledford
Jan. 13, 2004, age 72

My sister Ruth "Ledford" Helvey, was born October 28, 1920, and lived near our Stewart grandparents until she was almost nine years old, has shared with me some of the things that her grandmother Stewart shared with her. They were married in Virginia, and their first home was in a one room pioneer log cabin at Beefide (Beefhide), in Letcher County, Kentucky, Grandpa had made their first bed by boring holes in the walls made of logs and made a bed frame from small hickory poles. Then he used the fresh bark removed from the poles to weave a mattress for the thick feather bed made from goose feathers. They would depend on the open fire place to keep warm in the winter months and also to cook their food, using an old fashioned baker and lid. Their first table was an orange crat with a checkered table cloth that was made from one of grandpa's old plaid shirts.

Grandpa owned a horse when they were married and their first source of income was doing farm work for the neighbors. They were paid .25 cents for each of them and 25 cents for the horse and for all three they were paid .75 cents for a long day's work. When grandma's mother died, she inherited some money that was used to purchase 135 acres in the head of Newsome Branch. The year was 1895. The price was $200.00. When they moved there, they had four children, William, Thomas Marion, Jonah and Roscoe. Their first child born on Newsome Branch was my mother, Fannie Stewart Ledford, born July 5, 1896.

They lived there until 1908 when they bought the farm at the upper forks of Caney Creek and moved into a log house that was on the property. They built the store building and later tore down the old log house and built a new fram house. There they lived until their death. Grandpa Stewart died February 18, 1946. He was eighty years old. My grandma Stewart died July 17, 1952. She was eighty five years old. They are both buried in the Stewart Cemetery over looking the upper forks of Caney Creek.

Jan. 13, 2004 (age 72)
By Thomas Coyen Ledford

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