Ancestors from the Sim Family Tree:
George W. Sim - age 42 Oct. 19, 1941 Aplastic anemia
Mary A. Wallace Sim - age 75 May 2, 1945 Pernicious anemia, cerebral
Mary Huston Wallace - age 79 Sept. 29, 1923 Old age, influenza
William Wallace - age 85 Oct. 22, 1929 Dilated heart, valvolar leakage,
William Huston - age 54 May 16, 1877 Renal affection
John W. Sim - age 83 July 4, 1954 Coronary thrombosis
James Sim - age 84 June 27, 1902 General debility (loss of strength)
Elizabeth Gruer Sim - age 75 July 20, 1907 Unknown protracted illness
Ancestors from the Otwell Family Tree:
Edna Otwell Sim - age 71 Sept. 16, 1976 Lung cancer, cervical cancer
Mary Charnock Otwell - age 61 Oct. 18, 1935 Chronic myocarditis
Robert Charnock - age 46 Oct. 31, 1878 Consumption
Elizabeth Scott Charnock Mar. 25, 1898 Apoplexy (stroke)
Edwin J. Otwell - age 48 June 2, 1920 Pernicious anemia
(lack of Vit. B12)
Maurice Otwell - age 69 April 6, 1915 Epilepsy, schizophrenia
Jane Ash Otwell - age 87 Jan. 20, 1938 Pneumonia, general cold, senility
John F. Otwell - age 87 June 21, 1908 Paralysis acute ascending
Stark Taylor - age 73 April 24, 1889 Old age, natural death
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Edna OTWELL-SIM > Edwin OTWELL > Maurice OTWELL . John F. OTWELL > William OTWELL > Francis OTWELL
On the Otwell side, Francis was the last ancestor we were able to confirm for our family tree. From census reports he was born between 1766-1774. We have found no information on his birth, parents or location of his early years.
We have no record of his marriage. The Scott County, Kentucky 1810 Census listed six children along with a woman old enough to be his wife. We believe his wife died some time after this census. The census records showed many children. We were able to confirm William, Parker and Mary Ann as his children.
On July 16, 1818 Francis Otwell next married Eleanor Tucker in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Her maiden name was Berry. She had a son, Greenberry Tucker, from her previous marriage. Francis became Greenberry's guardian and he was around the same age as Francis' son, Parker. Parker and Greenberry became life-long friends. Parker named "his good friend Greenberry Tucker" as the executor of his will.
Francis Otwell was listed on the 1820 Census in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky. He had nine slaves.
In 1827 Eleanor and Francis were involved in a legal dispute over property (Berry vs. Tucker). They were on opposing sides to Greenberry and other heirs that were involved in the dispute. We next found Francis on the 1830 Scott County Census. There is no listing for Eleanor on this census nor is she mentioned in Francis' will in 1839. We did find Mrs. Otwell's death listed in 1850. However, she was buried under the name Tucker in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Francis Otwell's estate appraisal was submitted to Scott County Court in January 1839 by his son, Parker Otwell, Administrator. He had died at his Frank Otwell Farm. The appraisal included a list of his inventory and the value of his possessions. The first listing was his 16 named slaves valued at $7175. There were also 37 notes owed to him by family and friends. Francis' son, William (our ancestor), moved to the Frank Otwell Farm.
Read more about the OTWELL Estates.
This will conclude our research on the Otwell Family. We will continue researching for new information and will up-date our blog as it becomes available and verified.