ELIJAH BROCK TESTIMONY
Given personally to ANNIE WALKER BURNS (now deceased 1942)
"JESSE BROCK WAS THE FIRST
SETTLER ON WALLINS CREEK, KENTUCKY. He was about three-quarter
indian, and had so much indian blood in him, that he had no trouble
in living among the indians who were thickly settled in the mountains
when he first came, raised his family among them, hunted along
with them, with no trouble whatever. He homesteaded where Park
Howard lives at this time." (It
is said that Park Howard knows where Jesse Brock's grave is,
and has designated same to satisfaction of members of the D.A.R.
Including this compiler, ANNIE WALKER BURNS.)
"Jesse Brock's grown daughter
married William Blanton, an early settler. Her name is Susie
she have been the ancestress of the John B. Lewis line?) "His next oldest daughter married
Terry Melton, her name was Sally Brock (for proof of this see deeds
signed by them in Harlan County Clerk's office 1826). Terry's Fork was named for Terry Melton.
James Brock was the oldest son
of Jesse Brock married Elizabeth (probably Osborn).
Amon Brock was the next to the oldest son of Jesse Brock Sr.
Aaron Brock was the next to him. Jesse Brock Jr. was the youngest
boy, his wife Sallie------ He had more girls but I don't remember
their names, Aaron Brock married Amie Ann Waldrup? Dau of Joe
My grandfathers name was Amon Brock,
who lived to be age 93 years and he died in Pulaski County Kentucky
about 1863. He had started to Indiana with his family, which
consisted of his 2nd wife and 2 children, the names od two of
these last children were William and Johnie Brock. There were
two girls by name of Rose with them en route. The children by
his first wife were: Mahala, who was the oldest. Ephriam was
the next to the oldest, Arron, Mima next & Solomon next,
Mary Hettie, Rebecca and a boy named Amon and Enoch, who were
the children by his first wife, whose name was an Osborn and
a daughter of the first Osborn in this county, whose name was
Ephriam Osborn, who lived to be 100 years -- see compilation elsewhere
in the book of Death Records of Harlan County, which shows his
death and age at the time of decease. Said Osborn was in the
Revolutionary War. (This
Osborn woman the first wife of Amon Brock was an Aunt of John
L. Osborn of Wallins Creek. John L. Osborn and my father were
When my grandfather's death occurred
en route to Indiana, he took sick three miles this side of Somerset
Kentucky, Pulaski County. The Civil War soldiers were at that
time encamped at Camp Nelson and four of my brothers were among
the soldiers and the two Rose girls who were en route to Indiana
with my grandfather's family went and notified my brothers about
the death of my grandfather and my four brothers, together with
their Captain Ben Howard with fifty other soldiers buried my
grandfather three miles this side of Somerset, Kentucky. After
the burial of my grandfather they returned to Wallins and did
not go on to Indiana as they had planned. I had an Uncle who
died in Indiana, whose name was Ephriam Brock and who was my
oldest Uncle ~ as was the custom in those days to go to Indiana
to wait until peace was made it was not far from Indianapolis
where they were staying.
story about the Civil War and his having four brothers in the
Union Army he broke down and cried, and when telling the story
about the death of his grandfather en route to Indiana.
The oldest children of Amon Brock
had already married at the time he had left for Indiana in 1863.
Mahala Brock married John Brummet, in Harlan Co. Ephriam Brock
married Nancy Sheperd, Aaron Brock married Barbara Sheperd (these
last two were my parents). Mima Brock married Colts Caldwell.
Solomon Brock married Betsy Saylor. Mary Brock married Lige North.
Hettie Brock married Leodard Saylor. Rebecca Brock married Bob
Saylor. Amon Brock married Mahala Patrick. Enoch Brock married
Mima Helton. My father mentioned above Aaron Brock lived to be
100 years of age. He moved to the head of Kentucky River, Clay
County but part which was later cut off into Leslie County. He
had two girls when he moved there and 1 girl was born after that,
and the balance born were boys. He raise his family in what is
now Leslie County. The name of the boys were Calvin -- the oldest,
Amon Brock, next Jim Brock (Senator Brock's father) next Aaron
Brock, next, the next Gilbert Brock, next Carlo Brock, next George
Washington Brock, and the next Elihue, and the next myself, Elijah
Brock and one girl younger than myself. The oldest girl was named
Nancy, next Polly, next Mima, next was Linda, next Marjie, next
Delia. All lived to be 21 years of age -- raised by the same
father and mother.
Nancy Brock my oldest sister married
James Roark, married in Clay County, Ky (for further records of families of Clay
County, write the compiler of this book).
Polly Brock married Shadrick Napier, Clay Co., Ky. Mima Brock
married Isaac Simpson Clay Co, Ky. Linda Brock to Ezekiel Hoskins
od Clay Co., Marjie Brock married Bob Simpson, Clay County. Delia
Brock married Joshua Mosley, Leslie County, Ky. Calvin the oldest
married Margaret Long, Harlan County. Amon Brock married Delia
Helton, Clay Co., Jim Brock, married Rutha Jane Griffith, married
Perry Co. Aaron Brock to Lucinda Pauley, Wayne County West Viginia.
Gilbert Brock to Mary Gross in Clay County, Kentucky. Carlo Brock
married Polly Jackson in Magoffin Co., Ky. - Sandy River. George
Washington Brock to Eliann Napier Clay Co., Ky. Elihue Brock
married Hannah Sheperd in Perry Co, Ky. Elijah Brock married
Angeline Mosley in Leslie County 1879 Sept 30 (This latter is
myself and wife).
Mary, James, Addie, Isaac, Debbie?
or Deborah, Linda, Jane, Martha, Barbara, Polly, Jack, Wade,
Aaron, Bill (14 children) lived in Clay Co., all the time.
Polly Brock and Shadrick Napier, had two children; Sally &
Susie Napier. They moved to Wayne Co., West Virginia.
Mima Brock and Isaac Simpson --
children; Sallie, Polly, Martha, Barbara, Ellen, Amon, Jim, Nancy,
Calloway, Manda, Carlo, Lottie -- they lived in Clay County until
their children were married and left them, then they spent the
balance of their lives in Laurel County, Ky.
Linda Brock and Ezekiel Hoskins,
their children Sidney, Barbara, Polly, Nancy, Bill, Hettie, George,
James, Irvin, Delia -- another, I have forgotten her name but
she lived in Laurel County. Nancy visited me the other day she
is married to Sarlin Taylor. Linda and Ezekiel Hoskins lived
in Leslie County. Their children: Aaron, Delia, Jim, Nancy, Hettie,
Andrew, Leander, Jemima.
Delia Brock and Joshua Mosley,
oldest child Martha and Samuel? (Sammie).
Calvin Brock and Margaret Long's children were Wilson and Tilda
Amon Brock and Delia Helton's children were Jim, Charoletta,
Martha, Ellen, Millard, Carter, Mat, Carlo, Willie, Mila?.
Jim Brock and Rutha Jane Griffith's
children were Polly Ann, Sallie, William, Joe, John, Hiram (Senator)
Amon, Tilda, Jane, Dora, Clora, (Nancy & Timothy, twins)
Myrtle (14 children).
Aaron Brock and Lucinda Pauley
-- he had no children by his first wife. Children by 2nd wife:
Rebecca McCoy of West Va, were Matthew, Ross and others.
Gilbert Brock and Mary Gross of Clay Co., Ky children -- Nancy,
Mahala, Jimmie, Millie, Anna, Martha, Alice, Ollie, Albert, Mollie
Carlo Brock and Polly Jackson --
children; Lucinda, Millard, Payton, other children names not
known, he got killed in a well in Wayne Co., West Virginia, where
he had moved to. Killed about 1877- he lived in Magoffin Co Ky
about 7 or 8 years then moved to West Va. *
George Washington Brock and Eliann
Napier -- children; Lizzie, Aaron, John, Floyd, Hannah, Jemima-
Lloyd, Amon, Elihue, Lawrence, Normis? Fronie, Florency and Lucy,
they all lived in Clay & Leslie Counties.
Elihue Brock and Hannah Sheperd
-- children were Sallie, Ellen, Amon, Andy, Mary and Polly. Elijah
Brock and Angeline Mosley -- children; Elihue, Henry, Sarah,
John Hamptom, Lee, Ross, Shelby 4 children died in infancy.