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Sylvester Profitt
and Nancy Tompkins

Sylvester Profitt b 18 Apr 1758 d after 1850 Camp Branch, Perry Co KY; s/o John Profitt and Susannah Arrington. Sylvester Profitt m. 26 Apr 1782 Wilkes Co NC to Nancy Tompkins b between 1760 and 1769 Wilkes Co NC, d about 1814 Camp, Branch, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Tompkins and Elizabeth Coleman. Children of Sylvester Profitt and Nancy Tompkins;

1. Susannah B Profitt b 1784 Floyd Co KY d 1847 Elk Creek, Letcher Co KY; m. 6 Feb 1821 Floyd Co KY to Thomas S Dixon (aka Dickson) b 1795 Ashe Co NC d 12 Jun 1877 Letcher Co KY of dispeps; s/o John Dixon and Elizabeth Tamar.

2. Nancy Profitt b about 1785 Floyd Co KY m. 22 Jul 1811 Letcher Co KY to Thomas Mallett (aka Mollet). b about 1780.

3. Jeremiah Profitt b 1791 Wilkes Co NC d before 1870 Beattyville, Lee Co KY; m. Phoebe Roark b 11 Jul 1796 VA d 27 Aug 1883 Beattyville, Lee Co KY.

4. Mary Profitt b 1789 Wilkes Co NC d after 1870 Camp Branch, Letcher Co KY; m. 1810 Letcher Co KY to William Turner Hampton b 1790 d after 1870 Camp Branch, Letcher Co KY; s/o Thomas Hampton and Abigail Laws.

5. Joseph Profitt b 27 Apr 1793 Wilkes Co NC; m. 15 Jan 1815 Floyd Co KY to Rebecca Fairchild. Joseph Profitt m. 16 May 1818 to Elizabeth Tedders b 1795; d/o Stephen Tedders

6. Elizabeth Profitt b 1795 Wilkes Co NC; m. 22 Jul 1811 Floyd Co KY to Evan Davis.

7. Nancy Profitt b 1796 Wilkes Co NC; m. 15 Jul 1811 Floyd Co KY to Thomas Mollett.

8. Phoebe Profitt b 1798 Wilkes Co NC; m. 1814 Floyd Co KY to William Howell.

9. Sarah Elizabeth Profitt b 25 Jan 1800 Carter Co TN d 26 Jan 1887 Estill Co KY, never married but had 6 children with William Stacy. She gave her six children her surname. Family legend is that Sarah Elizabeth fell in love with William Stacy, but her sister Rebecca married him and Sarah vowed to have his children. In the 1880 Powell Co KY census, Sarah is living with John Ashley Profitt. In the 1860 Owsley Co KY census, she is living with Thomas Hampton and her daughter Sylvia. Sarah is listed as widow and spinster.

10. Stephen Sewell Profitt b 17 Jul 1806 Carter Co TN d 12 Dec 1877 Lee Co KY; m. 24 Mar 1844 Letcher Co KY to Rebecca Jane Caudill; d/o William Billy Caudill and Nancy Craft.

11. Rebecca Profitt b 15 Apr 1810 Carter Co TN; m. 24 Jun 1819 Floyd Co KY to William Stacy b 1794 Scott Co VA, s/o Simon Stacy and Elizabeth Davidson.


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