Larkin Price1

#3986, (5 December 1791 - 8 October 1856)
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Joseph Price2 (1758 - 1843)
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Gillison2 (s 1759 - s 1814)


Sally Wasson b. c 1801, d. 1863
Children 1.Pamelia Price+2 (1825 - 1894)
 2.Esther Price3 (c 1828 - )
 3.James Gillison Price2 (1830 - 1838)
 4.John Adam Price2 (1833 - 1838)
 5.Wanda Price3 (c 1835 - )
 6.Van Renssalaer Price+11 (1836 - 1921)
 7.Matilda Price3 (c 1840 - )
 8.Sophronia E Price3 (c 1845 - )
Birth*5 December 1791He was born on 5 December 1791 at South CarolinaG.3,1 
1804He removed with Joseph Price and Elizabeth Ann Gillison in 1804 Kentucky.4 
1807He removed with Joseph Price and Elizabeth Ann Gillison in 1807.4,5 
Marriage*13 February 1821He married Sally Wasson on 13 February 1821 at IndianaG.6 
1830He and Sally Wasson appeared on the census of 1830 at Bethel Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; nei. Gillison Price.7 
circa 1835He and Gillison Price removed to Massilon Twp., Wayne Co., IllinoisG, circa 1835.8 
1840He and Sally Wasson appeared on the census of 1840 at Wayne Co., IllinoisG.9 
6 September 1850He and Sally Wasson appeared on the census of 6 September 1850 at Dist. 11, Wayne Co., IllinoisG; also W.M. Price (18), b. IL; neis. Green (b. SC) and Rosann Walker, fam. 402; Gillison and Mary Price, fam. 494.3 
Death*8 October 1856He died on 8 October 1856 at Wayne Co., IllinoisG, at age 64.1 
Burial*11 October 1856He was buried on 11 October 1856 at Locust Grove Cemetery, Mount Erie, Wayne Co., IllinoisG; est. date.1 
The History of Mount Erie by Charles Fishel (as transcribed by Laurie Selpien, "A Mr. Thrasher came from Kentucky in about 1820 and settled in the community. A few years later he passed away and was the first white man to die in the community. Other early settlers moving to the community were the families of William Whitford; William Fitch; Andrew Farley; Joseph, Hugh, and James Walder; Charles and James Vandaveer; Larkin and Gillison Price."10 


  1. [S1628], online, old fallen grave marker. Larkin Price, consort of Sarah Price, b. Dec. 5, 1791, d. Oct. 8, 1856; "Larkin, consort of Sarah Price / He died Triumphant". Burial Locust Grove Cemetery, Mount Erie, Wayne Co. IL. Memorial 18988941, created by Ruth Ann Kunce, photo added by A Kemp.
  2. [S465] Hoops Family, Geoffrey Hoops, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Hoops Family.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Larkin (59), farmer, b. SC; Sarah (45), b. TN.
  4. [S464] Joseph Price file; Pension No. R. 8470; Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files; M804 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), "he Removed from South Carolina to the State of Kentucky in 1804 Resided there three years from thence he Removed to Posey County Indiana where he now Resides " (declaration of 13 March 1835).
  5. [S284] William P. Leonard, History and Directory of Posey County (Evansville: A.C. Isaacs, 1882), "Besides those whom we have enumerated in a preceding page, and who settled in the county, while Indiana was a territory, there were...George Rapp, founder of the town of Harmonie (now known as New Harmony), and associates, Wm., David, James and Thomas Robb, sen., (after whom Robb township was named), Nathaniel Ewing, John P. Phillips, Leander Defur (the last three being the first to enter in that part of the county), Joshua Overton, James Anderson, Eliacum Anderson, Simon Reeter, Benjamin Venable, Langston, Drew, Phillip Amech, Robert Downey, Joseph Price, Gillison Price..."
    p. 22, 23, Historical Sketches.
  6. [S199] Indiana Marriages to 1850 [database], Jordan Dodd, compiler, online, Spouse 1: Price, Larkin; Spouse 2: Wasson, Sally; Marriage Date: 13 Feb 1821; Marriage Location: Indiana, Gibson County [note: Posey County was formed from part of what was Gibson County].
  7. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Larkin Price (30-39); F (20-29) [Sally]; m (15-19) [____], m (5-9) [____]; 2 f (<5) [Pamelia, Esther].
  8. [S469] History of Wayne & Clay Counties Illinois (Chicago: John Morris, 1884), "Gillison Price came from Indiana about 1835, and settled on the northeast quarter of Section 6. He was a good, upright, industrious and progressive man, and left a worthy family. When Gen. McLernand was a candidate for Congress, he told him frankly that he should not vote for him, because he liked his opponent better. His death occurred about 1860.
    Larkin Price came with his brother Gillison, and improved a good farm on the southeast quarter of Section 6. Like his brother, he was a truly good man, and at his death, which occurred in 1859, he left a worthy family, that have, by their upright lives, reflected anew their father's memory."
    p. 222
    "on October 14, 1837, came to Wayne County and settled in Massillon Township"
    p. 69.
  9. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Larkin (40-49); F (30-39) [Sarah]; m (15-19) [____], m (5-9) [____], m (<5) [____]; 2 f (10-14) [Wanda, Matilda].
  10. [S1376] The History of Mount Erie By Charles Fishel Transcribed by Laurie Selpien, online
  11. [S196] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947, online Van Rensalear Price, b. IN 15 Jan 1836, d. Mt. Erie Tshp., Wayne Co. IL, 18 Dec 1921, age 85, marr., retired; parents Larkin Price (b. SC) and Sallie Wasson (b. TN); bur. 20 Dec 1921, Locust Grove. FHL Film 1570828.