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Nathaniel "Sheepskin" Haggard

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Overton, Stafford, VA
Death: Died in Winchester, Clark, KY
Place of Burial: Haggard Farm Cemetery, Clark, Kentucky, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Haggard; Elizabeth Watts Haggard; Mary Hazel Hazelrigg and Elizabeth Haggard (Gentry )
Father of Mary O Kindred; Sarah Raker; Nancy Blythe; Mildred Stevenson; Richard H. Haggard and 18 others

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About Nathaniel "Sheepskin" Haggard

They were Baptists and moved to Clark County, KY in 1788. His will in which he used the name of Nathaniel Haggard, was dated July 6, 1800 (age 82 years); proved August 25, 1806 in Clark County, KY. (DAR Index gives life dates as 1723-1805). All children probably by second wife. a)

In 1779, Nathaniel and family lived in Charlottesville, Va. He was a member of the House of Burgesses and supposedly signed the "Virginia Declaration of Independence", the original of which is preserved by the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia. (This may be fact, but it also may refer to the document drafted by Thomas Jefferson which protested the persecution of religious freedon in the colonies). Congregations of the Church of England were not taxed in the colonies, but segregationalists were required to pay taxes.

Nathaniel and family, excluding two sons, Rev. Henry Hazelrigg Haggard and Rev. Martin Haggard, moved to Clark County, Kentucky in 1788. Settling three miles south of where Winchester now stands in Clark County. Nathaniel's house, hewn from cherry and ash logs, was still standing and in good repair in 1949, but was burned in 1979 by vandals. The house that Nathaniel built is pictured on the cover of the Kentucky Historical Society periodical, Vol 6, No. 3 of Jan 1971. (emphasis added)

Nathaniel made his last will and testament on July 17, 1800 and this will was probated on August 25, 1806. It is recorded in Will book # 2, page 200, Clark Co. Kentucky. Three of Nathaniel's sons, and two of his son-in-laws became Baptist preachers. Nathaniel's 2nd wife was his first cousin. Nathaniel and Mary Hazelrigg has at least one child, possibly two. Martin, second son of may be Mary's along with Henry H. Nathaniel and Elizabeth had eight other children. [William Kindred is cited as a Baptist Preacher, escaping from England and coming to America via France; brother Edward was a minister of the Old Providence Baptist Chuch in Clark County. PS: the first wife of David Gentry IV (m. Mary) was Jane Kindred, born in the same Lancaster, England that William married in.]

Original notes by J. Lloyd Heard

From "The History of the Haggard Family in England and America, 1433 - 1899" David D. Haggard, pg 23

"In the year 1788 Nathaniel Haggard, with his family, removed to Clark county, Kentucky, and settled between Winchester and Boonsborough, then a wilderness. He bought a fine tract of land two miles south of Winchester which he improved on and on which he and his wife, Elizabeth, lived the remainder of their days in the enjoyment of the society and their children who had settled near them. They are buried on a lot on the Boonsborough pike, two miles from Winchester and seven miles from Boonsborough." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Found on Jim Cowan's website [added commentary]:

NATHANIEL HAGGARD, DAR #439771, lived in Charlottesville, AlbemarleCounty, VA, during the Revolutionary War, and was a delegate to the Virginia House of Burgesses from Albemarle County, VA, when he signed the "Virginia Declaration of (Religous) Independence" on 21 April 1779 (the original preserved in the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, the year Thomas Jefferson was elected Governor of Virginia. [The Haggards were distant neighbors of TJ and, as part of his involvement, he actually visited the Albemarle Baptist Church north of Charlottsville for insight. The Tennessee branch of the Haggard and Randolph remained very involved in the Southern Baptist Movement, far outdoing the Rhode Island Baptists. Inspired by Alexander Campbell, the Rev. Rice Haggard (son of Edmund) is credited with the actual establishment of The Christian Church.]

NATHANIEL HAGGARD HOME: The original room built by NathanielHaggard, Sr., in 1786, of hewn cherry and ash logs was still standing in good repair in 1949 when pictures were taken by William A. Fitzgerald. More rooms had been added. This home is on the farm of W. E. Heflin (1949) on Howard Creek three miles south of Winchester on the east side of the Boonesboro Pike and 3/4 mile from the pike. The Nathaniel Haggard Cemetery was located 200 yards northwest of the house, field stone markers were gone so only a pasture was left. [The house has since been burned down by vandals- Kentucky Historical Society].

BARTLETT HAGGARD HOME (1764-1846) is 1/4 mile north of his father's place. In 1949 it was owned by Wheeler Haggard, son of James. The Bartlett-Haggard Cemetery is to the right of the house and within sight, enclosed by a stone wall.

a) Genealogists have since sorted out the children of the two wives per above list.

Billie Harris- CA - Mar 10, 2002 View | Viewers | Reply to this item Categories: Miscellaneous To give it its own posting ---

It has been written by Clinton Haggard that Thomas Jefferson was a neighbor of Nathaniel Haggard. David Haggard, son of Nathaniel and brother of Reverend Henry Haggard who married Dorothy Randolph, daughter of Henry Randolph of Albemarle County, was a carpenter and installed French windows on the Jefferson home of Monticello near Charlottesville in Albemarle County.

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Nathaniel "Sheepskin" Haggard's Timeline

1723
November 21, 1723
Overton, Stafford, VA
1740
1740
Age 16
VA, USA
1743
1743
Age 19
1744
March 27, 1744
Age 20
Hanover, Virginia, USA
1744
Age 20
Albemarle, VA, USA
1748
1748
Age 24
Hanover, VA
1752
1752
Age 28
Louisa, VA
1754
April 7, 1754
Age 30
Louisa, VA
1757
March 5, 1757
Age 33
Albemarle, VA
1761
June 1761
Age 37
Louisa County, Province of Virginia