Randolph Carrington was my 3rd great grandfather. He was born in 1784 in Montgomery Co. Kentucky, son of Samuel Carrington and Mildred McDanial, originally of Maryland. |
On January 13, 1811 in Kentucky, he married Katharine McGary. She is believed to be a daughter of Col. Hugh H. McGary and Nancy Burnett. Katharine was born in 1790 in Montgomery Co. Kentucky. She may have been a granddaughter of Hugh McGary...
From Professor William T. Carrington Manuscript
Randolph and Katharine moved to Missouri in 1826, living in Callaway Co. until their death. They selected 165 acres covered with walnut, hickory and black oak trees, two miles from the Middle River. In a few years a public school was erected at the northwest corner of his farm which has been known, for over a century, as the Carrington School. A family burying ground on this farm became a large community cemetery named Carrington Cemetery. Some time after 1850 the Chicago & Alton R.R. was run near and the town of Carrington was laid out.
Randolph Carrington had a saw mill run by horse power which in a few years was converted into a grist mill. It made meal and flour for people living far and near for some twenty years. He had a high bred stallion and three brood mares when he moved from Kentucky. He loved such sports as was usual for lovers of fine horses and fox chasing.
He is also shown as having received several land patents in the BLM records. The first of those Land Patents (Certificate 1484) was issued on 1 January 1828 and covered the following land in Callaway County, MO:
"the north west quarter of Section Thirty three in Township forty seven north of range Ten West in the District of Lands offered for sale at St. Louis, Mo, containing one hundred and sixty acres"
Three other Land Patents followed in 1838 and 1840. The town of Carrington Missouri was founded on his land.
Carrington, Randolph, Pg. 79, Unknown TWPS, Callaway Co., MO, 1830 Census.
1 free white male under 5 - unknown child
2 free white males of 10 and under 15 - John and Samuel
1 free white male of 30 and under 40 - unknown male
1 free white male of 40 and under 50 - Randolph Carrington
1 free white female under 5 - Permelia
1 free white female of 5 and under 10 - Nancy
1 free white female of 10 and under 15 - Emily? she was 17
1 free white female of 40 and under 50 - Katharine McGary Carrington
William is not included on this census, he was 15 at the time, perhaps away at school? Randolph Jr. was not born until 1834.
Randolph and Katharine Carrington had 7 children:
Katharine was the daughter of Major Hugh H. McGary, an associate of Daniel Boone in Kentucky Indian warfare. He was a pivital charactor in the last battle of the Revoluationary War at the Blue Licks Battle.
Katherine McGary was the half sister of Nancy McGary who married Stephen Hyten. Their daughter, Nancy McGary Hyten married her 1st half cousin, John Carrington, son of Randolph and Katherine.
The Hyten family is interesting because of it's many connections to my family. Stephen Hyten's mother was Priscilla McDanial, sister of Millie McDanial who was the wife of Samuel Carrington in Maryland and Kentucky.
Stephen and Nancy McGary Hyten's son Simpson was married to Elizabeth Boyd, cousin of my great grandmother Josima Allen who married George W. Herring.
Another son of Stephen and Nancy was Hyram Hyten. He married Mary Price Herring, daughter of Dabney and Mary Simco Herring. Dabney was a son of my great great grandparents, John and Lucy Carver Herring. Mary Price Herring Hyten was the 1st cousin of my great grandmother Eliza S. Herring who married Nathanial Carrington.
Randolph and Katharine are reported to have died within days of each other in a typhoid epidemic. Katharine died August 22, 1839 and is buried in the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, Callaway Co., Missouri. Randolph died August 15, 1839 and is buried in the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, Callaway Co., Missouri.
The probate packet of Randolph Carrington.