Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Community Families
NOLAN FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE
TAGS: Nolan Family correspondence ; genealogy ; Nolan Family Reunion ; reunion papers ; ancestry charts ; Revolutionary War pension ;
The Nolan Family is one of the oldest families in eastern Kentucky and their annual reunion is generally held at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The following images represent copies of documents the family brought to the July 5, 1980, Nolan Family Reunion and shared with Pine Mountain Settlement School for their record. The material was donated by David and Janette Nolan.
CONTENTS – Nolan Family Correspondence
01. Cover Page.
02. “Coat of Arms – Historiography.”
03. “Pioneers Find Way to County,” Harlan (KY) Daily Enterprise, August 1, 1976, and note from author of the article, Mabel Collins.
04. Ancestry Chart beginning with great-great-grandparents, John Nolan. Nancy Anne Watkins, and Rev. Thomas Marsee; ending with father, Gillis Bernard, and mother, Dora Belle Blair.
05, page 1. Handwritten narrative describing the descendants of John Nolan (1753-1820), who fought in the Revolutionary War. [incomplete]
06, page 2. Handwritten note concerning John Nolan’s application for his pension on July 15, 1820, and subsequent rejection.
07, page 1. Copy of John Nolan’s petition for a pension for his Revolutionary War service, July 12, 1820.
08, page 2. Continuation of 007, signed by Richard Ballinger (?), Clerk, Knox Co.
09, page 3. Continuation of 008: Clerk of the Circuit Court Richard Ballinger (?) certifies that John L. Bridges is one of the Judges of the Circuit Court in the Commonwealth and presiding in the Knox Circuit Court, July 22, 1820.
10. copy of rejection notice for John Nolan’s petition for a pension, December 5, 1820.
11. Handwritten list of life events for Joseph Nolan (1798-1872).
12. Handwritten list of life events for Chadwell Fleming Campbell (C.F.C.) Nolan, 1845-1923.
13, page 1. Typewritten narrative titled “Oldest Mason in Harlan County,” Chadwell F.C. Nolen [sic], (1845-1923); describes his family, life, military service, contributions to his community and his history with the Masonic Fraternity.
14, page 2. Continuation of 009.
15, page 3. Continuation of 010 with handwritten notation: “A copy of a memorial article [from] ‘The Masonic Home Journal,’ dated April 1924, after the death of C.F.C. Nolan.”
16. Genealogy chart for Joseph Nolan, Sr. (1790-1872) and spouse Nancy Marsee (1803-?) and their children.
17. Genealogy chart for Chadwell Fleming Campbell Nolan (1845-1923; son of Joseph Nolan, Sr.) and spouse Louisa Jane Turner (1845-1918) and their children.
18. Genealogy chart for Gillis Bernard Nolan (1892-1957; son of C.F.C. Nolan) and his spouse, Dora Belle Blair (1896-1979) and their children.
GALLERY – Nolan Family Correspondence