Death1886, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialCaudill Cemetery, Cranston, Rowan Co., Ky
Marriageabt 1854, Kentucky
SpouseMary Naoma Hammons
Birth1 Oct 1837, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Death22 Mar 1907, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialCaudill Cemetery, Rowan Co., Ky
Birthabt 1855, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Birth5 Feb 1857, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Death29 Sep 1929, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth19 Mar 1859, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Birth28 Jan 1874, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1877, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthMay 1880, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Abner Caudill
Deb Howard’s Family Tree Maker site25
, following Clayton Cox’s “Appalachian Crossroads”, shows this Abner Caudill as being married to Leah Short. But that is inconsistent with the 1880 census, which shows Abner with a wife Mary and mother-in-law Sarah Hammons, and Robin Christian with a wife Leah. Records of the Short and Christian families say that Robert Paris “Robin” Christian married Leah Short on 12 May 1864.
Notes for Mary Naoma Hammons
Her gravestone says Naoma Kelley, Oct 1, 1837 - Mar 22, 1907, wife of John Kelley Sr.
Census Notes for Abner & Mary Naoma (Family)
1860 census of Floyd Co., Ky, Prestonsburg P.O., enumerated 31 July, lists on p. 72 as family #473:
Abner Caudle, 24, farmer, b. Ky; Neoma, 23, seamstress, b. Ky; Zilpha, 5; Colbert C., 3; Marion (m), 6/12. All children born in Kentucky. Abner, 63, laborer, b. N.C.; Eleander, 64, seamstress, b. Va.
The older Abner is the younger one’s uncle.
1870 census of Floyd Co., Ky, Prestonburg P.O., enumerated 8 Aug, lists on pp. 3-4 as family #21:
Caudell, Abner, 36, farmer; Maoma, 33; Zilpha, 16; Colbert, 13; Marion (m), 10; Franky (f), 8; Dicy, 4; Evaline, 1; Elenor, 65. All born in Kentucky.
(It appears that the name for Abner’s wife was originally entered as Manda and then a correction to Naoma was attempted by inserting an o, overwriting the nd with ma, and blotting out the final a. The M was not changed, but should have been.)
The preceding household is Sarah Hammons age 80, Naoma’s mother.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pine Grove precinct, enumerated 1 June, lists on p. 37 as family #274/297:
Cawdill, Abner, 45, b. Ky Ky Ky, farmer; Mary, 43, wife, b. Ky Va N.C.; Colbert, 23, son; Marion, 20, son; Frankie J., 18, dau; Dicey, 16, dau; Evaline, 11, dau; Mary, 9, dau; Nelson, 7, son; Berthena, 2, dau; Sarah J., 1/12, b. April, dau. All children born Ky Ky Ky.