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Descendants of Solomon "Moneymaking Sol" Mullins

40.   Solomon Mullins b. 23 Feb. 1782 on the Broad River, North Carolina - d. 25 Aug. 1858 Big Creek, Boone County, Virginia (later West Virginia) md Sarah Greenfield Cathey b. ca 1788 South Carolina - d. Jan. 1871 Boone County, West Virginia.  Solomon Mullins and his brother-in-law Samuel Cathey moved from Burke County, North Carolina to Floyd County, Kentucky and are listed in the 1810 and 1820 censuses.  Samuel Cathey's 200 acre Burke County, North Carolina farm was sold at a sheriff's sale.  Samuel and Alexander Cathey are listed in the 1800 Burke County, North Carolina Census.  Solomon Mullins signed as a witness on the consent paper for his sister Nancy to marry Thomas Kelly on 7 Jan. 1808.  Solomon served in Capt. David Gooding's Company of Kentucky Volunteer Militia during the War of 1812.  On 29 Aug. 1825, Solomon received a land grant for 50 acres on the Trace Fork of Shelby Creek in Pike County, Kentucky.  He is listed in the 1830 Pike County, Kentucky Census.  By 1837, he had joined his father and two brothers in Russell County (now Dickenson County), Virginia.  James had settled near the Breaks of the Mountain, John Jr. had settled on Holly Creek.  "Solomon moved to the waters of Holly Creek, about two miles northeast of Clintwood, where he lived for several years.  He owned several slaves, mostly women, who worked in the  fields and hunted in the woods.  He was known as "Moneymaking Sol" because he made counterfeit money for several years under a cliff near Holly Creek."  [The Mullins Family in Dickenson County by E.J. Sutherland]  known as "Sol's Cliff's", in the laurel bottoms near Low Gap at he mouth of a branch below where Isaac Mullins later lived.  Solomon's nephews Isaac and John Mullins helped him "strike" the money.   In 1837, Solomon and sons Peter and Spencer were charged by the Russell County, Virginia court for making counterfeit twenty-five cent pieces, half dollars, and dollars.  Solomon sold three tracts of land on Shelby Creek in Pike County, Kentucky on 7 Nov. 1837.  He and son Peter left Russell County, Virginia and moved to the Sequatchie River in Marion County, Tennessee, where he lived near his brother-in-law Samuel Cathey.  Solomon and son Peter purchased land in Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee, on 8 July 1840 and stayed there until the winter of 1841-1842 when hey moved to Logan County, Virginia (later West Virginia).  When Solomon came to Logan County he brought his three granddaughters---Mahala, Rhoda Jane, and Elvira.  On 15 Aug. 1846, he bought land from Edward Chapman on the Trace Fork of Big Ugly Creek in Logan County (this section became part of Boone County in 1847).  His son Peter    Mullins lived on Harts Creek.  Solomon Mullins and his wife Sarah Greenfield Cathey are buried on the farm of Wallace Alvin Hill on the Ellis Fork of Big Creek.  Their graves are at the edge of the road.  Solomon and Sarah had the following children:

163.      i.      Eli Mullins b. ca 1804 North Carolina md 1) Elizabeth Short, 2) Elizabeth Rose
164.      ii.     Peter Mullins b. ca 1804  NC - d. 16 Sept. 1889 Logan Co., WV md 1) Jane Mullins
165.      iii.    Alexander Mullins b. 4 Oct. 1810 Burke Co., NC - d. 1896 KY md Margaret "Peggy" Fleming
166.      iv.    Jennie Mullins b. ca 1810 KY - d. ca 1837 KY md 1) Hartwell Newsome, 2) Jacob Johnson?
167.      v.     Matilda Mullins b. ca 1813 KY - d. ca 1887 Pike Co., KY md William Johnson Jr.
168.      vi.    Dicey Mullins b. ca 1816 KY - d. after 1880 WV md Joseph Adams
169.      vii.   Spencer Mullins b. ca 1820 KY md Lydia Eveline Adkins
170.      viii.  Margaret Mullins b. ca 1825 KY md David Thomas

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