Submitted by
Freserick Dean Stykes
730 Old Gray Station Rd.
Gray Tn.  37615

History of Ephriam Musick
Ephriam Musick was born in Russell county Va.Aug 19,1798,son of James Musick & Jane Wright- grandson of Johnathan Musick.
He married Elizabeth Blackburn after 1820.she was born about 1802.They lived in Wash. county Va,in 1820 -1830 -& 1840.In 1850 they were in Johnson county Ky.
3 children of this union are un-named ( 2 males & 1 female).
Their children ,
Elizabeth m Thomas Morris Jan .25,1849,in Johnson county Ky.
Thomas Jefferson m 1st,Elizabeth Manning in Morgan county Ky. May 22 1856
2nd,Mary Catherine Powers in Wash. county Va. March 29 1864.
Celia no information,
Moses ( Abe) m Rachel E, Collins
Ephriam (David E,) m Kessiah Goble date unknown.
Mary m Thomas J. Spears  Nov. 17,1859
Catherine m 1st Harod Patrick Aug.14 1867 ,2nd Andrew Musick Oct.25 1919.
Julian ( Anna) m Hardy Powers Sept. 17 1868.
Ephriam Musick died in Johnson county KY. Dec.15, 1858.


Thomas was a son of Ephriam Musick. Ephriam was born 1798 in Washington County, VA, he died 12-15-1858 in Johnson County, Kentucky.  He married Elizabeth Blackburn, She was born around 1802 and death date is unknown. According to the U.S. Census Records, Ephriam was in Washington Co., VA in 1820, 1830 and 1840 and in Johnson Co., Kentucky in 1850. The 1850 Census shows Thomas as being 15 years old. Based on this information he was born in 1835. Thomas married first Elizabeth Manning in Morgan Co., Kentucky on 5-22-1856.

They had three children, Rebecca J. Music, born in Morgan Co, in 1857. She married Melvin Gibson, 1-14-1875. We only have record of one child born to this union. Samuel J. Music, born 10-8-1859, married Laura A. Gibbs, 9-15-1880. They had eight children. Rebecca and Samuel's children were born in Morgan Co., Kentucky.

According to the 1900 Census records Phoeba Catherine Music was born around 1861 or 1862, probably in Johnson Co., Kentucky. She married Anderson Ross in Morgan Co, Kentucky. They had three children, Nancy Elizabeth born about 1879, Morgan Co., Kentucky, died 7-17-1966 at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; Callie Ross, no information; Laura Ross, no information.

Thomas J. Musick enlisted in the First Co. "E", 5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, on October 19, 1861 at Prestonsburg, Kentucky for a period of 12 months. He was arrested on 9-10-1862 at his residence in Johnson Co. Kentucky by the Home Guards of Pike Co., Kentucky. He was received at Wheeling, VA on 11-13-1862. He was then transferred to Camp Chase. When Thomas was released from the Union prison camp he returned to Johnson Co., Kentucky. It is believed his wife, Elizabeth, was living with Henry Roe.  Elizabeth and Henry had 12 children according to Manning researchers, the oldest being born in 1862.

Thomas Jefferson Musick returned to Washington Co., Va. and married second Mary Catherine Powers on 3-29-1864.  To this union was born 10 children; Simon Peter, born 1-27-1865, died 9-29-1948, married Sara Moore first, then Ellie Davidson, no children; Martha Elizabeth, born 11-30-1866, married Charlie Nunley, no children; Mary E., born 12-6-1868, died 11-30-1876; Melinda Tempie, born 8-4-1871, death date unknown, married William Warren first, second marriage Dick Warren, no children; John Henry, born 12-11-1873, died 3-26-1876; Abner Hughes, born   1-17-1877, died 10-24-1953, married Margaret Rouse, 8 children; Issac William, born 9-9-1880, died 12-21-1949, married Nanny Lee Henry, 16 children; Sarah Emeline, born 6-1-1883, died 11-8-1884; Margaret Adeline, born 6-1-1883, married Perry Short, ? children; Noah Lark, born 5-8-1886, died 7-7-1955, married Ossie Emmert first, second marriage, Nannie Lula Hill, 10 children.

Thomas Jefferson died in Washington Co, Virginia on 1-30-1912. He is buried in Valley View Cemetery in Washington Co, Virginia.

History of Abe (Moses) Musick
Submitted by Frederick Dean Stykes
Musick's of Johnson Co. Ky. particular the Abe that married Rachel Collins.
1850 Johnson CO. Ky. census # 569 James Musick, his son Abraham was 14
so he was born about 1836.
Most genealogists thinks this is the Abraham that married Rachel Collins ( not so )
the Abe that married Rachel Collins was the son of Ephraim Musick #509
he was 11 in 1850 ( so he was born about 1839 ) he is listed as Moses in 1850 .
in 1860 he was Abe M Musick.
James # 569 & Ephraim # 509 are brothers son's of James & Jane Wright Musick.

1860 Johnson Co. Ky. census # 295
Abe M Musick 20
Rachel E 18
Mary E 1 ( taken from microfilm at E T S U
Johnson City, Tenn.)

Proof The census of Washington Co. Va. 1840 the census of Johnson Co.
& 1860 along with the History of Thomas Wilson Gobble of Locust Grove township,
Jefferson Co. Iowa.
From the Fairfield Tribune June 28 1905.