Nathaniel Carrico and Ann O’Bryan 1810 Marriage Bond

Scan_Pic1648 1This original marriage bond is from Washington County, Kentucky.  Nathaniel Carrico and Ann O’Bryan are my 3rd great-grandparents.  Nathaniel’s parents were Bartholomew Carrico and Winefride Paget.  Ann’s parents were Ignatius O’Bryan and Rhoda Witherington.  Nathaniel and Ann had one son – Pius M. Carrico.

Know all men by these presents that we, Nathaniel Carrico and Robert O’Bryan, are held and firmly bound unto his excellency, Charles Scott, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made to the governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of January, 1810.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Nathaniel Carrico and Anne O’Bryan, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue by law.

Nathaniel Carrico

Robert O’Bryan

Teste.  J. W. Parrott


You have the liberty from me to grant to Nathaniel Carrico and my daughter, Anne O’Bryan, license to marry them.  In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this sixth day of January 1810, Ignatius O’Bryan

To Mr. John Reed, Clerk of Washington County

Witnesses present – Robert O’Bryan, Francis O’Bryan


1874 Births – Elliott County, Kentucky

1874 Births – Elliott County, Kentucky

  • Isaac G. Stephens, born June 26, 1874, son of Isaac Stephens and Matilda Barker, mother born Lawrence County.
  • Mary M. Stephens, born June 26, 1874, daughter of Isaac Stephens and Matilda Barker, mother born Lawrence County.
  • Almarinda McDowel, born September 1, 1874, in Carter County, daughter of Jacob McDowel and Sarah Jane McDowel, parents born Lawrence County.
  • Nancy Jane Tabor, born November 5, 1874, daughter of Stephen L. Tabor and Mary E. Rop, parents born Carter County.
  • Sally Ann Stephens, born June 20, 1874, daughter of Robert H. Stephens and Rachel Burton, mother born Floyd County.
  • Joseph Justice, born February 21, 1874, son of Abraham Justice and Mary Johnson, parents born Floyd County.
  • James S. Parson, born October 12, 1874, son of Richard Parson and Lettio Sexton, parents born Carter County.
  • Nancy Jane Riggs, born March 31, 1874, daughter of David R. Riggs and Matilda Tackett, father born Wise County, Virginia, mother, Carter County.
  • Rebecca Jane Stephens, born February 17, 1874, daughter of John Stephens and Rebecca Blevins, father born Hawkins County, Tennessee, mother born Lawrence County.
  • Elihu Harris, born August 4, 1874, son of Littleton T. Harris and Elizabeth Jane Harper, father born Johnson County, mother born Carter County.
  • Frank J. Sparks, born February 27, 1874, son of William H. Sparks and Clerrinda Harris, father born Lawrence County, mother born Carter County.
  • Emily A. Harper, born March 31, 1874, daughter of James A. Harper and Julia Harris, father born Carter County, mother born Johnson County.
  • Richard W. Johnson, born October 10, 1874, son of Hugh Johnson and Barbary Porter, father born Carter County, mother born Russell County, Virginia.
  • Mandy E. Mannin, born July 5, 1874, daughter of Tubio Mannin and Elizabeth Jane Brown, father born Morgan County, mother born Scott County, Virginia.

Peter Hurst and Ann Rust Family of Woodford County Part 2

Gravestone photos from the Versailles Cemetery in Woodford County, Kentucky, of the Peter Hurst and Ann Rust family.

IMG_1359_1Peter, son of J. & M. Hurst, born in Virginia, April 14, 1774, died September 2, 1846.

IMG_1358_1Ann, wife of Peter Hurst, born in Virginia, January 16, 1783, died January 20, 1848.

IMG_1354_1Amelia P. , daughter of P & A Hurst, born in Kentucky, April 29, 1809, died June 10, 1825.

IMG_1355_1M. M. P. & Martha, twin daughters of P & A Hurst, born January 16, 1820, Martha died February 6, 1820, Mary M. P. died October 29, 1839.

IMG_1356_1Van R., son of P & A Hurst, born in Virginia, August 13, 1803, died November 4, 1840.

IMG_1357_1Katy, daughter of P & A Hurst, born May 16, 1823, died July 19, 1855.

IMG_1360_1Margaret Kent, wife of H. H. Ferguson, born July 12, 1812, died August 11, 1875 (daughter of P & A Hurst).

IMG_1361_1Henry H. Ferguson, born May 13, 1808, died December 10, 1886 (son-in-law of P & A Hurst).

IMG_1362_1Kate, daughter of H H & M K Ferguson, born July 26, 1847, died March 9, 1876 (granddaughter of P & A Hurst).

Peter Hurst and Ann Rust Family of Woodford County

Today I have researched the Peter Hurst and Ann Rust family of Woodford County, Kentucky.  I am beginning with this portion of a history of Woodford County by W. E. Railey.  I also have gravestone photos, census records and other things to share with you, but will begin with this to give you a history of the family.  I will say that Peter and Ann Hurst had more children than are listed in this essay, but  since they died young were probably unknown to this author.

Woodford County by W. E. Railey, Part Four

Peter Hurst married Ann Rust in Virginia and came to Kentucky about 1812. I have not been able to learn what part of Virginia they came from, but it is well known that they were both of English extract. Ann Rust was a niece of Chancellor Kent, a distinguished barrister of Virginia and the author of “Kent’s Commenatries”. Soon after they arrived in Woodford County Peter Hurst was drafted for service in the War of 1812, but his eldest son George, realizing what an important factor his father was, in relation to the maintenance of a family that contained seven or eight children, notwithstanding his youth, volunteered his services as a substitute, was accepted and rendered creditable service. Peter Hurst also had a brother whose name was Harry, who was in the service of the War of 1812, and he was an aide on the staff of General William Henry Harrison. General Harrison was commissioned by Governor Charles Scott as commandant of Kentucky troops in that war.

Peter Hurst and Ann Rust had the following children: George, Marshall, James, Alfred, Margaret, Kent, Ann, Bettie and Kittie. All married but Kittie. There was no effort to arrange these names according to birth, as I was not in possession of dates.

Marshall Hurst married Julia Darneal, and they had Shrewsberry and Frank Hurst, who are well remembered businessmen, in the commission business for many years in Versailles, and farmers as well as commission merchants.

James Hurst, who married Teny Norwood, had no children, but they reared Lewis and Nora Harrison, niece and nephew of his wife.

Margaret Kent Hurst married Henry Ferguson and had these children: Mary Hurst, who married Will Edwards; Lewis, James, Peter, Kate and Millie, who married Hack Skillman. Henry Ferguson and Margaret Kent Hurst lived for many years on a farm near Spring Station that adjoined the farm of David C. Humphries and followed the old Cole Road to Harmony Church. This farm was formerly owned by Mr. Lee, who built a splendid brick residence there early in the nineteenth century.

Ann Hurst married Thomas D. Urmston. She inherited that part of the Peter Hurst estate that lay back of the Versailles Cemetery, and at her death she bequeathed it to her niece, Mary Ferguson Edwards, who owns it to this time.

Bettie Hurst married James Alexander, of Woodford County, and they had one son, Charles Alexander, who was for many years a prominent farmer of the county. Charles Alexander was an intense Union man during the Civil War, and ever afterward a strong Republican in politics, a man of Christian character, and well-liked by his friends and neighbors. For one term since the Civil War he was Collector of Internal Revenue for the Lexington District, but I fail to recall the years of service or the administration under which he served. His grandfather, David Alexander, was a native of North Carolina, who came to Kentucky just before the War of 1812, in which he took part. Returning to Woodford County after the war he resumed the duties incident to this farm. I am not advised as to whether he had children other than James or not, but James, I think, only had Charles. Charles married Mollie Daniel and they took much pleasure in the old homestead, and were life-long members of the Presbyterian Church.

Alfred Hurst was born in Woodford County in 1818, reared on the farm of his father, in the ‘Dry Ridge’ vicinity, three miles from Versailles, and his elementary education was obtained in the schools at Versailles. When twenty years of age he entered the office of Doctors Carter and Blackburn where, under their direction and advice, he laid the foundation for a course in medicine. Afterwards he entered the school of medicine in Cincinnati, and later attended the Louisville University of Medicine, where he graduated in 1845. He then formed a partnership with Dr. John Carter, of Versailles, but the firm was dissolved a few years later and he maintained an office alone for many years. He died at Midway during the year 1888.

Dr. Alfred Hurst married in 1840 Adela Craig, daughter of James Craig, and granddaughter of the Rev. Joseph Craig, a noted minister. She died in 1879. Of the nine children resulting from this union, all died at an early age, and unmarried, except their daughter, Bettie, who married Charles Nuckols, of this county, and of this union the following children were born: Ada, Minnie, Jane, Charles, Francis, Samuel, Alfred and Horace.

Sallie Hurst was another daughter of Peter Hurst and Ann Rust whose name I did not get until this sketch was written. She married Hezekiah Ellis and they had Sallie Ellis, who has not married, and Sue Ellis, who married John A. Higgins, now employed in Good Roads Bureau at Frankfort, and they have a daughter, Julia Hume Higgins, who is employed in the Automobile Department of the state government.

The Sherman Family – 1890

Scan_Pic1647 1I have a wonderful photo to share with you today!  This is the Sherman family – Dan and Rosie with their three children – Eve, sitting in her father’s lap, Olive and Chad.  What a charming family photo!

On back is written 1880 – but I cannot believe this to be correct.  Notice the mother’s ‘leg-o-mutton’ sleeves – typical 1890’s.  Even the elder daughter has similar sleeves.  Chad is wearing a ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ suit – with the knee britches and large bow at the neck, another fashion of the 1890’s for little boys.  The only person not fitting the 1890’s in their clothing is the father – suits during this decade were much more close fitting, with small lapels that buttoned at the top.  But not everyone could afford new fashions, and clothes could be held over from earlier days.

I could find no information about this family, but no place name is given.  Does anyone know any more information about the Sherman’s?

John G. Manuel Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State, by Perrin, 1887

Jessamine County, Kentucky

John G. Manuel was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, June 15, 1817, and is a son of William and Starling (Cameron) Manuel, natives of Fayette and Scott Counties respectively.  His grandfather, Manuel, came from Germany, and his grandfather, Cameron, was probably from Scotland.  William Manuel was drafted in the War of 1812, but was able to supply a substitute.  John G. Manuel removed from Fayette to Woodford County at the age of fifteen, remained with his mother on the farm until seventeen, and was then apprenticed to Thomas Dean, a tailor of Versailles.  He worked as a journeyman until 1848, when he entered business for himself, but abandoned it in 1852, and engaged in merchandising in Mortonsville until 1878, when he sold out to his son, William F.  He is a member of the Methodist Church, and was married, April 6, 1846, to Elizabeth Booth, a native of Woodford County, and daughter of Frederick Booth, of Virginia.  Mrs. Manuel died July 8, 1885, a member of the Baptist church, leaving two children:  Josephine and William F.  The latter was born August 20, 1852, and was married April 3, 1878, to Mattie G. Bohon, succeeded to his father’s business the same year, and was appointed postmaster of Mortonsville.  With his wife, he is a member of the Baptist Church.

Items From The Adair County News – 1916

The Adair County News, Columbia, Kentucky

Wednesday, February 23, 1916

McCoy – Frazer

The marriage of Miss Gladys McCoy and Mr. Will Ed Frazer, which was solemnized at the Presbyterian Church of this city February 12 at 6 o’clock p.m., was charming in its simplicity. Rev. J. V. Logan was officiating clergyman, and many friends of the popular young couple were present. The only attendants were Miss Mary Sampson, cousin of the groom, maid of honor, and Mr. J. Ollie Frazer was his brother’s best man. Mr. Frank Frazer and Mr. James Gray were ushers.

Preceding the ceremony a musical program was rendered, with Mr. J. Warren Cunningham, soloist, accompanied by Mrs. C. P. Davidson. The bride entered on the arm of her uncle, Mr. W. V. Tennant, by whom she was given in marriage, and was met at the altar by the groom.

The church was beautifully decorated in vases of cut flowers, candles, palms and ferns. The bride was lovely in a simple afternoon gown of blue taffeta and georgette crepe, black picture hat and carried bride’s roses. The maid of honor was becomingly attired in dark blue taffeta, and her flowers were pink roses.

Following the ceremony the bridal party and a few friends were entertained at dinner by Judge and Mrs. Sampson and Miss Mary Sampson.

Death of May Shirley

Last Friday night, near Milltown, Miss May Shirley, about sixteen years old, died, a victim of typhoid fever. She was a bright girl, popular with her associates and was fondly loved by her parents, brothers and sisters. A large circle of friends and relatives attended the funeral and burial. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Shirley, and it is our information that several other members of the family are afflicted with the same disease. The community feels the deepest sympathy of the family that is in such sore distress.

“Gone to Her Reward”

Last Wednesday night, the 16th inst., Mrs. Lucy Coffey, who was the beloved wife of T. J. Coffey, died at her late home in Adair County, one mile from Bridgeport. She was a victim of pneumonia and was sick but a few days. The deceased was a devoted member of the Methodist church and was about seventy-five years old. In her young womanhood she was well acquainted about Columbia and often visited here, being a sister of the late W. T. and T. R. Price, making Mr. W. Titus Price and Mr. R. H. Price her nephews.

She was a lady highly respected for her many Christian virtues, and will be greatly missed, not only by her aged husband and children, but by the entire neighborhood in which she lived.


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