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John CORDRY
Catherine MANN
Husband:  John CORDRY
Birth:  1760, Frederick Co., Virginia Colony [now VA]
Death:  1815, Christian Co., KY
Military:  Revolutionary War: Pvt. in Capt. Joseph Crockett's Co., 7th Va. Rgmt.
Father:  John CORDRY, s/o Thomas CORDRY
Mother:  Hannah LANGSTON
Marriage:  bef. 1784, VA
Wife:  Catherine "Caty / Katie" MANN
Birth:  1764, Virginia
Death:  2 Jul 1836, Cooper Co., MO 
Possible Father:  Charles MANN
Children:
1.  Charles CORDRY, 6 Mar 1784 
2.  Hannah CORDRY, b. 1785/6 
3.  William CORDRY, b. ca. 1788 
4.  John CORDRY, b. ca. 1790 
5.  Elizabeth CORDRY, b. ca. 1792 
6.  James CORDRY, b. 20 Nov 1795, Elkton, Logan [now Todd] Co., KY 
7.  Mary "Polly" CORDRY, b. ca. 1798, Christian [now Todd] Co., KY 
8.  Sarah "Sally" CORDRY, b. 1 May 1801, Christian [now Todd] Co., KY 
9.  Elijah CORDRY, b. 1805, Christian [now Todd] Co., KY


Migration:
 in or bef. 1795 John & Catherine move to Christian Co., KY
1830 Catherine and children, except Elijah, move to Cooper Co., MO
1835 Son, Elijah, moves to Cooper Co., MO

Sources:

1.  There is no available 1790 or 1800 census of  Kentucky.  (See 1800 tax roll below.)

2a.  1810 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the genders are switched in the numerical data).  In this particular record, the data are further damaged by a "frame shift." 
1810 Cardery, John KY Christian Co. p. 114 11100-1120-10

2b.  1790-1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com).  These data reflect the same "frame shift," but at least now the genders are in the correct order.
1810 CARDERY JOHN Christian KY 114 1120-11100-10
These data should read:
11201-11001-00
Which indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Elijah (b. 1805)
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = James? (b. 1795)
2 males 16-25 1784-1794 = John? (b. ca. 1790)
= William? (b. ca. 1788)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = John (b. 1760)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Sally (b. 1801)
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Polly (b. ca. 1798)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Catherine (b. 1764)
The older boys appear to be William, James, and John Jr., yet there are three males this age living with their eldest son, Charles.  Could John and Catherine have had more than the nine children attributed to them by Eugene Cordry (Source 6 below)?

3.  1820 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
1820 Cordrey, Charles KY Todd Co. p. 133
1820 Cordrey, James KY Todd Co. p. 133
1820 Cordry, John KY Todd Co. p. 133
1820 Cordry, C. KY Todd Co. p. 133
This last is surely Catherine.

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):
1800 Tax List Codry, John KY Christian Co.

5a.  A.B. Willhite.  [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1804-1809.  (self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY):
Pg. in
Willhite
Year Dist.* Last 
Name
First 
Name
A B C D E Acres Watercourse
4 1804 South Cordry John 1 - - -  6 550 W
32 1805 South Cordry John
1
-
-
-
 6
650 W
73 1806 South Cordry John 1 - - - 10 764 W F R R
116 1807 East Cordry, Sr John 1 1 -
-
 9 764 W
- 1808 - - - - - - - - - -
208 1809 East Cardry John 1   - -  9 814 Rangers L C
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = White Males 16-20 (this column discontinued in 1809);
C = Blacks over 16; D = Total Blacks; E = Horses
Abbreviations:  W = W F R R = West Fork of the Red River; Rangers L C = Reins? Lick Creek
*The county was divided into just two districts:  from 1804 to 1806, into North and South Districts; beginning in 1807, into East and West Districts.  The change tells us that John was in the southeast quadrant of early Christian County, which later became the southwest quadrant of Todd Co., when it was formed in 1820.  This location is confirmed by the location of the West Fork of the Red River in today's southwestern Todd Co. Reins Lick Creek is a sinking tributary of the West Fork of the Red River.
Charles Cordry is also on the rolls, with livestock and 200 acres on the West Fork of the Red River (he, too, is missing in 1808).

5b.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1810-1813.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First 
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D E Acres Watercourse
8 1810 John Cordry 1   - - 11 664 Rangers Cr
59 1811 John Cordry 1 - - - 13 522 R Lick
109 1812 John Cordry 2   - - 10 429 R Lick Cr
163 1813 John Cordry 1   - -  8 519 Rains Lock
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = White Males 16-20 (this column used only in 1811);
C = Blacks over 16; D = Total Blacks; E = Horses
Abbreviations:  Rangers Cr = R Lick = Rains Lock = Reins Lick Creek, a sinking tributary of the West Fork of the Red River, today in Todd Co.
Charles is present with his 200 acres on the West Fork of the Red River, alternately listed as "R Lick."

5c.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1814-1818.   (Self-published; this book is out of print; I do not have a copy.  If you have one to sell, please contact me.)

5d.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1819-1823.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First 
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D Acres Watercourse
10 1819 Jas Cortry 1 - - 2 - -
12 Jas Cordry - - - -  15 W F
Chas Cordry 1 - - 3 185 Lick Creek
Clay?* Cordry - - 1 2 150 Lick Creek
13 John Cordry, Decd - - - - 316 Lick Cr
- 1820-23 - - - - - - - -
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = Blacks over 16; C = Total Blacks; D = Horses
Abbreviations:   W F = West Fork of Red River; (Reins) Lick Ck. is a sinking tributary of the W F
*Ten-to-one "Clay?" is a misreading of "Caty."  Hard to say who the second James might be.  There should be another "John," not another "Jas."  As expected, the family drops off the tax rolls when Todd Co. is formed in 1820.
[And good grief, the poor man was taxed not only to his grave, but in it!]

6.  Anon.  1993.  Christian County, Kentucky, Wills and Estates, 1815-1823:  Christian County Will Book C.  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.
On p. 13 ("C" = Christian County):
Page 48.  Per C Court order to set apart to Caty Cordry, widow of John Cordry, deceased, her dower, we hereby allot to the widow 150 acres, being one third of the land belonging to the estate of John Cordry decd, and which is contained in 1 patent for the afd land, dated Dec 23, 1808, and bounded by sd Cordry's military survey, which sd tract includes the plantation and mansion house wherein sd John Cordry last resided.  Signed Jan 12, 1816 - Charles H Mills, John Thompson, Hugh Brown, Commissioners.
   The 3 commissioners were this day sworn before me to discharge their duty.  Signed Jan 12, 1816 - Robt Coleman, JP.  Recorded Mar Term 1816.

7.  Eugene Allen Cordry.  c1976.  History of New Lebanon, Cooper County, Missouri.  VKM Pub. Co., Fort Worth, TX (online at the Cooper County MOGenWeb site).  See excerpt on CORDRY

8.  Messages in the Cordray Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum).

9.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 7, Pedigree No. 866; Vol. 8, Pedigree No. 2910.

10.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: International Genealogical Index (IGI) and Ancestral File (AF).

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