Captain Louis Ferree Carothers, b. 14 November 1816 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 14 July 1871 in Clarence, Missouri

Father: James Carothers Jr., b. 1788 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, d. 10 December 1865 in Shelby County, Missouri
Mother: Sarah Forsythe, b. 1 January 1789 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 14 July 1874 in Shelby County, Missouri
Louis Ferree was Captain in Civil War in the Union Army.

Captain Carothers' family moved to a farm 21/2 miles north of Clarence, Missouri, in 1836. Where they lived for a number of years.

Spouse: Angelica Miller, b. 1822 in Kentucky, d. 1 January 1871 in Clarence, Missouri

Father: Stephen Miller, b. ca. 1801 in Kentucky
Mother: Elizabeth
Married 8 February 1844.

Children:

  1. James Forsythe Carothers, b. 1 January 1845 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Nancy J. Phillips, 22 February 1867 in Clarence, Missouri
  2. Sarah Frances Carothers, b. 23 October 1846 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Benjamin S. Turner, 17 February 1867 in Clarence, Missouri, m. William P. Turner, 1883?, d. 1927
  3. John Calvin Carothers, b. 23 February 1849 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Mary Elizabeth Parcels, 23 May 1872 in Kirksville, Missouri, d. 6 January 1929 in Kirksville, Missouri
  4. Mary Elizabeth Carothers, b. 25 June 1851 in Clarence, Missouri, m. George S. Purdy, 4 January 1872, d. 21 December 1872
  5. Samuel Carothers, b. 25 August 1853 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Edna Gertrude Kutzner, 13 March 1878, d. 21 August 1923
  6. Ella Angelica Carothers, b. 1 August 1856 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Thomas Hart Benton Dunnegan, 15 June 1880 in Kirksville, Missouri, d. 3 December 1920
  7. Abbie Carothers, b. 3 June 1858 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Thomas Matthews
  8. Emma Carothers, b. 7 April 1860 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Archie McDonald, m. Miles Turner, m. Berry Griffin, 8 June 1884
  9. Ida Carothers, b. 11 April 1862 in Clarence, Missouri, m. J. E. Cummins, 4 September 1883, d. 1884
  10. Malcolm (Mallie) Carothers, b. 28 July 1865 in Clarence, Missouri, m. Thomas Orrick Kreek, 25 December 1883 in Durham, Missouri, d. 1945 in Oregon, Missouri

James Carothers Jr., b. 1788 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, d. 10 December 1865 in Shelby County, Missouri

Father: James Carothers Sr., b. 1766 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Ayles Carruthers, b. in Strabane, Ireland
James served in the military in the Black Hawk Infantry in the Black Hawk Indian War and later in the War of 1812. He was a Sergenant when he retired.

James and Sarah lived on a farm nine miles from Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania until 1836 when they and their children came to Missouri in covered wagons, settling in Ralls County and coming on to Shelby County in 1837 settling about four miles northwest of where Shelbina now stands.

He is buried on the old family burying ground on the old homestead in Shelby County. Sec. 23, Twp. 57, R.11.

Spouse: Sarah Forsythe, b. 1 January 1789 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. James D. Livingston, 28 February 1805 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 14 July 1874 in Shelby County, Missouri

Father: James Forsythe Jr., b. 1 January 1756 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, d. 6 April 1850 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Susannah Kuykendall, b. 1767 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 10 February 1832 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Married ca. 1813 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Children:

  1. Armstrong Carothers, b. 26 April 1815 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Elizabeth Christian, d. 27 March 1858
  2. Captain Louis Ferree Carothers, b. 14 November 1816 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Angelica Miller, 8 February 1844, d. 14 July 1871 in Clarence, Missouri
  3. Mary F. Carothers, b. 10 March 1821 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. John Henderson Carothers, d. 24 April 1856
  4. John Calvin Carothers (1), b. 12 August 1823 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Louisa Henniger, d. 31 October 1906
  5. James Harvey Carothers, b. 12 November 1825 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Rebecca Hardin, m. Milly G. M. Taylor, d. 18 March 1892
  6. Sarah M. Carothers, b. 7 May 1828 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Michael Heckart, d. 31 January 1891
  7. Elvira Ann Carothers, b. 7 December 1831 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 5 July 1843
  8. Andrew Jackson Carothers, b. 6 September 1834 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Melinda Forsythe, 7 September 1865, d. 25 June 1891

James Carothers Sr., b. 1766 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Father: John Carruthers (10), b. 1739 in Antrim, Ireland, d. 21 February 1798 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Mary Armstrong, d. ca. 21 February 1790
James' father and Ayle's grandfather were half brothers. James and Ayles only had one child. They moved to Beaver County, Pennsylvania before the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794

Spouse: Ayles Carruthers, b. in Strabane, Ireland

Father: John Carruthers (11), b. 1739, d. 11 January 1783 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Ayles ?
Married.

Children:

  1. James Carothers Jr., b. 1788 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, m. Sarah Forsythe, ca. 1813 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, d. 10 December 1865 in Shelby County, Missouri

John Carruthers (10), b. 1739 in Antrim, Ireland, d. 21 February 1798 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Father: Robert Carruthers (3), b. 7 April 1690 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, d. 1771 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
In America, Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania was settled principally by Scotch-Irish. The Scotch-Irish immigrants organized the old Silver Spring Presbyterian Church about 1730. For elections, military training and all public meetings, the church was the central point for several generations. It was about this time that some of the Carruthers family began to change the spelling of their name from Carruthers to Caruthers or Carothers.

John came to America when a child around 1745. *He was listed among the early settlers and had a farm on the east side of Hoge's Run, where it empties into the Conodoguinet Creek and on the south side of the Conodoguinet Creek. Opposite him on the west and up the Conodoguinet Creek, was William Douglas, and in the same neighborhood were John and James Armstrong.

He served in the Revolutionary War as a Lieutenant of Cumberland County from 1777 to 1779 and Captain of the Seventh Company, Third Battalion, 1780-1781. In "Egles Notes and Queries", Volume 6, page 111, we find under "Famous Men of Cumberland Valley": "John Caruthers: Was the son of Robert Caruthers, born 1739. Took an active part in the Revolutionary struggle, and was County Lieutenant, from August 11, 1777 to October 2, 1779. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1782, 1783, and 1784. On the 27th of September 1786, the Supreme Executive Council commissioned him a Justice of Peace, and a Judge of the Common Pleas Court."

The circumstance which resulted in John Carothers' death and a tragedy in his family was this: A young girl, named Sarah Clark, living in the family of John Douglas, contracted a strong attachment for Mr. Douglas' son, who was at that time paying attention to Miss Ann Carothers, daughter of John Carothers, who lived near Silver Spring and was a neighbor of Mr. Douglas.

Sarah Clark, overcome by her infatuation for young Douglas, determined to destroy the life of Ann Carothers and gain the object of her affections. With this aim in view, she hired as a servant in the house of Mr. Carothers and bided her time. Having no ill will against the family, she desired to poison only Ann, and with this in view, she purchased some arsenic. But no suitable opportunity offering, she grew desperate and put the arsenic in a pot of leaven.

The family all ate of the bread and became sick. Captain John Carothers died on the 26th of February, 1798, and his wife, Mary, died soon afterward. Ann Carothers, the intended victim, survived. Andrew Carothers, her brother, also survived, but was a cripple for life. Sally was tried, convicted, and hanged at Carlisle.

John Carothers was a member of the Silver Springs Presbyterian Church. He, with his wife and several children, is buried in the old church graveyard at the Silver Springs Meeting House.

Spouse: Mary Armstrong, d. ca. 21 February 1790

Married ca. 1765.

Children:

  1. James Carothers Sr., b. 1766 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. Ayles Carruthers
  2. William Carothers, b. 1768 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, m. Margaret???
  3. John Carothers, b. 1770 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, m. Sarah Hoge
  4. Thomas Carothers, b. 1772 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, m. Elizabeth Loudon
  5. Jane Carothers, b. 1774 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, m. James Bell
  6. Ann Carothers, b. 1776 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, d. 1847
  7. Andrew Carothers, b. 20 January 1778 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, m. Catherine Loudon, d. 27 July 1836 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Robert Carruthers (3), b. 7 April 1690 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, d. 1771 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Father: Robert Carruthers (2), b. 1668 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, d. 1735 in Northern Ireland
Mother: Sarah Sproul, b. ca. 1670 in Glascow, Lanark, Scotland
Came to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania around 1745. His will was proven on 4 July 1771 and can be found in Will Book B, page 93, in the Cumberland County Records.

Children:

  1. Janet Carruthers, b. in Antrim, Ireland, m. ? Nailer
  2. John Carruthers (10), b. 1739 in Antrim, Ireland, m. Mary Armstrong, ca. 1765, d. 21 February 1798 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Robert Carruthers (2), b. 1668 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, d. 1735 in Northern Ireland

Father: Robert Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1639 in Scotland, d. 1694 in Scotland
Mother: Sarah Halliday, b. ca. 1645 in Scotland
Robert went to Ireland about 1712, and may have married Elizabeth there.

Spouse: Sarah Sproul, b. ca. 1670 in Glascow, Lanark, Scotland

Father: John Sproul, b. ca. 1645 in Scotland
Mother: Agnes?
Married 11 July 1689.

Children:

  1. Robert Carruthers (3), b. 7 April 1690 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, d. 1 January 1771 in E. Pennsboro TWP, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
  2. Sarah Carruthers, b. 14 July 1693 in Ramirskailles, Scotland, d. 19 October 1731 in Ireland
  3. Margaret (Marjoret) Carruthers (2), b. 11 February 1696 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland
  4. John Carruthers (12), b. 11 July 1698 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, m. Mary Rebecca Orr, 29 December 1729 in Letterkenney, Donegal, Ireland, d. 16 November 1762 in w. Pennsboro TWP, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
  5. Agnes Carruthers, b. 2 December 1699 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland
  6. Francis Carruthers, b. 8 September 1700 in Rockledge, Pennsylvania, m. Hugh McClung, in Strabane, Londonderry, Ireland
  7. Jane Carruthers, b. 11 April 1702 in Ramirskailles, Scotland
  8. Elizabeth Carruthers, b. ca. 1706 in Ramirskailles, Scotland
  9. Alice Carruthers, b. 12 September 1704 in Ramirskailles, Scotland
  10. Rebecca Carruthers, b. 1 November 1706 in Ramirskailles, Scotland
  11. Hugh Carruthers, b. ca. 1712 in Ramirskailles, Scotland

Spouse: Elizabeth Farquhar, b. in Scotland

Father: Rev. John Farquhar
Married 12 August 1713 in Scotland.
Robert and Elizabeth may have been married in Ireland.

Children:


Robert Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1639 in Scotland, d. 1694 in Scotland

Father: Joannis Carruthers, b. ca. 1600 in Scotland, d. 1647 in Scotland
Mother: Elizabeth Henderson(2), b. in Bandrum, Scotland

Spouse: Sarah Halliday, b. ca. 1645 in Scotland

Father: John Halliday (2), b. ca. 1604 in Scotland
Mother: Isobel McDowell, b. ca. 1606 in Scotland
Married ca. 1667 in Scotland.

Children:

  1. Robert Carruthers (2), b. 1668 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, m. Sarah Sproul, 11 July 1689, m. Elizabeth Farquhar, 12 August 1713 in Scotland, d. 1735 in Northern Ireland

Joannis Carruthers, b. ca. 1600 in Scotland, d. 1647 in Rammerscales and Holmains, Scotland

Father: John Carruthers (9), b. ca. 1554 in Rammerscates and Holmains, Scotland
Mother: Susannah Wydderspoon, b. in Scotland

Spouse: Elizabeth Henderson(2), b. 1605 in Bandrum, St. Andrews Fife, Scotland

Father: John Henderson
Married.

Children:

  1. George Carruthers, b. ca. 1631 in Butterquhart, Scotland, d. 1695 in Denbic
  2. John Carruthers, b. ca. 1633 in Butterquhart, Scotland, d. 1654
  3. Matthew Carruthers, b. ca. 1635 in Butterquhart, Scotland, m. Jane McCormick
  4. Robert Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1639 in Scotland, m. Sarah Halliday, ca. 1667 in Scotland, d. 1694 in Scotland
  5. Jane Carruthers, b. 19 August 1643 in Dumfries, Scotland, m. Hugh Scott, 17 November 1666 in Fyvemyletone, Scotland

John Carruthers (9), b. ca. 1554 in Rammerscates and Holmains, Scotland

Father: John Carruthers, Parson of Little Dalton Kirk, b. aft. 1542 in Holmains, Scotland, d. in Little Dalton Church

Spouse: Susannah Wydderspoon, b. in Scotland

Father: Alexander Wydderspoon
Married 1575 in Rammerscales, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Children:

  1. Joannis Carruthers, b. ca. 1600 in Scotland, m. Elizabeth Henderson(2), d. 1647 in Rammerscales and Holmains, Scotland
  2. Susannah Carruthers, b. 1600, m. Simon Huntington, 13 June 1618 in Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, d. August 1626 in Ballymene, Antrim, Scotland

John Carruthers, Parson of Little Dalton Kirk, b. aft. 1542 in Holmains, Scotland, d. in Little Dalton Church

Father: John Carruthers (7), b. ca. 1500 in Holmains, Annandale, Scotland, m. Blanche Murray, 22 June 1525 in Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, d. 19 August 1580
Mother: Janet Jardine, m. Cuthbert Murray (2)
Most sources list Blanche Murray as the mother of John. However, we have found information claiming that John, son of Blanche Murray, died in 1542 and could not be the father of the John who married Susannah Wydderspoon.

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (9), b. ca. 1560 in Rammerscates and Holmains, Scotland, m. Susannah Wydderspoon, 1575 in Rammerscales, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

John Carruthers (7), b. ca. 1500 in Holmains, Annandale, Scotland, d. 19 August 1580

Father: John Carruthers (6), b. ca. 1480, d. bef. May 1523
John was the 5th Laird of Holmains. Of interesting note is that his first wife was the sister of his second wife's first husband.

Spouse: Blanche Murray, b. 1505 in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, d. 19 August 1560 in Scotland

Father: Sir John Murray, b. 1465 in Cockpool, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, d. 1527 in Scotland
Mother: Johanna Murray, b. ca. 1472 in Cockpool, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Married 22 June 1525 in Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (8), b. ca. 1532 in Holmains, Scotland, d. 1542 in Solway Moss, Scotland
  2. George Carruthers, 6th Laird of Holmains, m. Margaret Irving
  3. William Carruthers, b. 1552
  4. Archibald Carruthers
  5. Patrick Carruthers
  6. Robert Carruthers
  7. Simon Carruthers, b. ca. 1530
  8. Marion Carruthers
  9. Daughter Carruthers (1), m. Robert Graham
  10. Margaret Carruthers, Lady Morequhat
  11. Daughter Carruthers (2), m. Gilbert Johnstone
  12. Mariota Carruthers, m. Gilbert McClellane

Spouse: Janet Jardine, m. Cuthbert Murray (2), ca. 1500

Married aft. 1541

Children:

  1. John Carruthers, Parson of Little Dalton Kirk, b. aft. 1542 in Holmains, Scotland, d. in Little Dalton Church

John Carruthers (6), b. ca. 1480, d. bef. May 1523

Father: John Carruthers (5), b. ca. 1460, d. 1523

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (7), b. ca. 1500 in Holmains, Annandale, Scotland, m. Blanche Murray, 1523 in Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, m. Janet Jardine, aft. 1541, d. 19 August 1580

John Carruthers (5), b. ca. 1460, d. 1523

Father: John Carruthers (4), b. ca. 1430 in Holmains, Scotland
John was the 4th Laird of Holmains.

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (6), b. ca. 1480, d. bef. May 1523
  2. James Carruthers, Rector of Wamphray, d. bef. 28 April 1563

John Carruthers (4), b. ca. 1430 in Holmains, Scotland

Father: John Carruthers (3), b. ca. 1400 in Holmains, Scotland, d. bef. 1471
John was the 3rd Laird of Holmains.

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (5), b. ca. 1460, d. 1523
  2. Thomas Carruthers

John Carruthers (3), b. ca. 1400 in Holmains, Scotland, d. bef. 1471

Father: Roger de Carruthers, b. ca. 1374 in Holmains, Scotland, d. bef. 1426
John was the 2nd Laird of Holmains.

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (4), b. ca. 1430 in Holmains, Scotland
  2. Elizabeth Carruthers, m. Gilbert Corry, ca. 1449

Roger de Carruthers, b. ca. 1374 in Holmains, Scotland, d. bef. 1426

Father: John Carruthers, Chancellor of Annandale, b. ca. 1349
Roger was the 1st Laird of Holmains.

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (3), b. ca. 1400 in Holmains, Scotland, d. bef. 1471

John Carruthers, Chancellor of Annandale, b. ca. 1349

Father: John Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1270
John may be the progenitor of Holmains.

Children:

  1. Roger de Carruthers, b. ca. 1374 in Holmains, Scotland, d. bef. 1426

John Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1270

Father: ? Carruthers, b. ca. 1245 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland
Probably John's father's name is Thomas. He owned land in Little Dalton.

Children:

  1. Thomas Carruthers, 1st Laird of Mouswald, b. ca. 1290, m. Joan Applenden
  2. Sir William Carruthers, b. ca. 1300
  3. John Carruthers, Chancellor of Annandale, b. ca. 1349
  4. Nigel Carruthers, Chamberlain to Regent John Randolph, d. 17 October 1346 in Durham, England, cause of death was the Battle of Neville’s Cross

? Carruthers, b. ca. 1245 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland

Father: William Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1185 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland

Children:

  1. John Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1270
  2. Simon Carruthers, Parson of Middlebie

William Carruthers (1), b. ca. 1185 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland

The Carruthers' came from Scotland and Ireland, and quite possibly before that they were from France. William fought in support of Robert the Bruce, who was later King Robert, when he took the field against the English led by Baliol in 1306.
He is interred at Middlebie Parrish.

Children:

  1. ? Carruthers, b. ca. 1245 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland

John Sproul, b. ca. 1645 in Scotland

Spouse: Agnes?

Married ca. 1669 in Scotland.

Children:

  1. Sarah Sproul, b. ca. 1670 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, m. Robert Carruthers (2), 11 June 1689

John Carruthers (11), b. 1739, d. 11 January 1783 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Father: William Carruthers (2), b. 14 June 1714 in Strabane, Londonderry, Ireland, d. 15 November 1762 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Jean ?
John served in the Revolutionary War as a private. He lived on the old homestead settled by his father on the banks of the Conodoguinet Creek, about four miles east of the Silver Springs Presbyterian Church.

Spouse: Ayles ?

Married.

Children:

  1. Ayles Carruthers, b. in Strabane, Ireland, m. James Carothers Sr.
  2. James Carruthers (2), d. 1804
  3. Jean Carruthers
  4. John Carruthers (13), d. 1811
  5. Mary Carruthers
  6. William Carruthers (3), b. 1771, d. 1829

William Carruthers (2), b. 14 June 1714 in Strabane, Londonderry, Ireland, d. 15 November 1762 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Father: Robert Carruthers (2), b. 1668 in Ramirskailles, Scotland, d. ca. 1733 in Ireland
Mother: Elizabeth Farquhar, b. in Scotland

Spouse: Jean ?

Married.

Children:

  1. Margaret Carruthers
  2. John Carruthers (11), b. 1739, m. Ayles ?, d. 11 January 1783 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania




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