Lucy Brannin shows up in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census living in the William E. Fathertone household in Forks of Elkhorn, Franklin, Kentucky. Lucy is described as a Black woman born circa 1788 in Kentucky. The only other Black person in the household is Kate Lewis, a 30 year old woman also born in Kentucky.
The 1860 Slave Schedules show Wm. E. Featherston of Franklin, Kentucky with 7 enslaved people, 3 Males aged 40, 19 and 1.5yrs. and 4 Females, aged 37, 10, 7 and 4yrs. The University of Kentucky Libraries website give the following population for Franklin County, Kentucky;
1860 Slave Schedule
In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census for the Featherston/Featherstone household of Forks of Elkhorn, Franklin; William has died and neither Lucy nor Kate are recorded.
U.S. Federal Census 1870 & 1880
U.S. Federal Slave Schedules 1860
Kentucky Death Records 1852-1963
Original records online at ancestry.com
University of Kentucky Libraries website
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I'm a Brennan with clear roots in Clawinch Island, Co. Longford (on the Shannon) Brennan Family Clawinch, Co. Longford and possibly in Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon. As a child my father's people told me that our family came from Kilkenny originally and that Cromwell threw us out. This story has intrigued me all my life and of late I have begun to collect information about Brennans the world over. If you have Brennans in your family, you are cordially invited to join me and maybe we will get to the root of this family story, or maybe not...