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Marriages – Jefferson County, Kentucky

Marriages – Jefferson County, Kentucky

  • William Lux married Elizabeth Davis – July 16, 1791
  • David Rizley married Sarah Crooks – July 23, 1791
  • Thomas Clark married Milly Horton – July 24, 1791
  • John Bruner married Mary Bruner – August 2, 1791
  • Thomas Thursby married Mary Holt – August 3, 1791
  • George Carpenter married Rebecca Taylor – August 4, 1791
  • John Perkins married Catherine Scott – August 6, 1791
  • David Wise married Mary Brinley – August 15, 1791
  • James Strong married Mary Scantlin – August 15, 1791
  • John McDowell married Nancy Burke – September 15, 1791
  • John Gerking married Rachel Rice – September 12, 1791
  • John Sharp married Elizabeth Gassaway – September 11, 1791
  • William Westfall married Jemima Westfall – September 13, 1791
  • Edward Shoebrooks married Margaret Kilbey – September 17, 1791
  • James Worrell married Rachel McDaniel – September 26, 1791
  • Mason Lunsford married Elizabeth Allender – October 7, 1791
  • Brian Sovereign married Elizabeth Arnold, widow, nee Riszely – October 23, 1791
  • John Boyce married Nancy Proctor – October 26, 1791
  • Ephraim Jordan married Mary Gilmore – November 4, 1791
  • Cornelius Cummins married Mary Thompson – November 7, 1791
  • David Owens married Mary Wilson – November 22, 1791
  • Stephen Richardson married Elizabeth Sale – November 29, 1791
  • Samuel Thompson married Jane McClain, widow – December 6, 1791
  • John Boone married Mary Morris – December 6, 1791
  • Thomas Metcalf married Anne Fleming – December 7, 1791
  • George Lewis married Susanna Johnston – December 7, 1791
  • Jonathan Thomas married Mary Kirkpatrick, widow – December 8, 1791
  • Emanuel Meddick married Leah Ryker – December 10, 1791
  • Peter Newkirk married Mary Stafford – January 1, 1792

Hancock County Kentucky Tidbits

Hancock County Kentucky Tidbits

M. H. Connor, born February 1, 1851, in Perry County, Indiana, was the son of David M. and Maria L. (Prentiss) Connor.  David M. was born in Perry County in 1829 and died in St. Louis in December 1862, as a result of the Civil War.  Maria L. was born in Petersburg, Virginia, in 1828.  David M. and Maria L. had the following children:  M. H., James P. and William A.  M. H. was married in April 1875 to Virginia Gregory, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Sample) Gregory.  Virginia was born in Pennsylvania in 1851.  The children of this marriage were:  James H., William G. and Austin.

Robert E. Duncan was born January 22, 1846, in Daviess County, Kentucky, the son of John G. and Sarah (Head) Duncan.  The great-grandfather, John Duncan, came to Nelson County, Kentucky, from Virginia.  the grandfather, Robert Duncan, moved to Daviess County where he died in 1830.  John G. was born in Nelson County in 1802.  He died in 1878.  Sarah Head was the daughter of Henry Head of Daviess County.  She died in 1844 or 1845.  John G. and Sarah had the following children:  Mary J., Thomas K., R. E. and C. T.  Robert E. Duncan married in 1876 to Adelia Hannan of Cincinnati, Ohio.  A child, Genevieve, was born August 22, 1878.

James Freeman, born January 23, 1842, in Spencer County, Kentucky, a son of Nathan and Elizabeth (Bennett) Freeman.  Nathan was born July 12, 1811, in Spencer County.  He came to Hancock County in 1849.  Elizabeth Bennett was born in Spencer County in 1816, and died in Hancock County about 1860.  The children of Nathan and Elizabeth were:  Joshua, Amos, James, John R., Marcus, Sarah A. (wife of Taylor Chambers), Louisa (wife of Silas Warner) and Joseph B.  James Freeman was married December 28, 1865, to Nannie A. Miller, daughter of William B. Miller.  She was born December 2, 1842.  The child of this married is Mary M., wife of Harvey L. Myers.  James Freeman is a Baptist, his wife is Methodist.

William J. Gabbert, born December 12, 1856, in Hancock County was the son of Eli E. Gabbert who was born in Kentucky.

Dr. Isaac N. Greathouse, born about 1792 in Nelson County, Kentucky, was the son of Harmon Greathouse, a native of Pennsylvania.  Isaac N. married Elizabeth Lewis.  She was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, in 1799, the daughter of John and Hannah Lewis.  They moved to Hancock County the year that Elizabeth was born.  Dr. Isaac Greathouse died in Hancock County in 1832.  Elizabeth died in 1879.  Their children were:  H. B., J. L. and William L.  Harmon B. Greathouse was born May 2, 1822, in Troy, Indiana.  He came to Hancock County in 1859.  He married February 10, 1840, to Martha R. Haywood, daughter of James and Catherine (Lewis) Haywod, natives of Henry County, Kentucky.  Martha R. was born in Daviess County in November 1827.  The children of Harmon B. and Martha R. were:  Catherine E. (wife of Milton C. Tracy), Martha H. (wife of Thomas L. Henderson) and Isaac N.  Martha R. died September 29, 1862.  Harmon married, secondly, on December 1, 1868, Martha E. Haywood, daughter of George Haywood.  Martha E. was born in Clark County, Missouri, in 1830.  She died in September 1878.

J. L. Greathouse, born March 17, 1828, in Hancock County, was married January 1, 1855, to Miss S. C. Smith, daughter of Michael and Sarah (Scott) Smith, natives of Virginia.  S. C. Smith was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1836.  The children of J. L. and S. C. were:  Nicholas J., Sarah (wife of Stephen Emich), Susan (wife of Rufus Neel), Almenda O. (wife of William Roberts), Laura Cooper, Vinson, Clark and Fannie Lou.

John E. Brown Biography

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

Allen County, Kentucky

John E. Brown was born in Allen County, Kentucky, November 4, 1841.  His father, Drury Denton Brown, was a Kentuckian by birth, and grew to manhood in Allen County, where, in 1833, he married Sarah, daughter of Sketton Brown.  Her parents were natives of Virginia, from which state they emigrated, and were among the first settlers of Sumner County, Tennessee.  She died about the year 1865, leaving a family of seven children, three of whom lived to be grown.  Drury Denton Brown spent his life in agricultural pursuits; he died in December, 1881, aged sixty-nine years.  John E. is the fourth in the family by birth.  His early life was passed amid the scenes and labors incident to farm life; he received but little education at school, but with practical learning his mind is well stored.  He remained with his parents on the farm where he was born until he attained his twenty-second year.  On the 15th of October, 1863, he was united in marriage with Margaret, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Lyles, of Allen County, Kentucky.  Their union has been blessed with seven children:  Enola A. (Napier), Lula D. (Napier), Edward D., Robert T., Johnnie, Charles and Pernie P.  in 1866 Mr. Brown bought 200 acres of land on Bay’s Fork Creek, which he has brought to a fine state of cultivation, and improved with a good dwelling, barns and orchard.  In agricultural pursuits he has been successful.  In 1874 he was elected to the office of surveyor of Allen County; he has been twice re-elected, and in the pursuance of the duties of his office has given good satisfaction to his constituents.  Politically he is a Republican, but is liberal in his views, except on the temperance question, on which he is very decided and favors the cause by both precept and example.  He and wife are members of the Methodist Church, of which four of their children are also members, and of which Mr. Brown is a recording steward.

Cassius Clay Foster and Drucilla White Marriage

Scan_Pic0291Marriage License

The Commonwealth of Kentucky.  To any minister of the gospel, or other person legally authorized to solemnize matrimony:

You are permitted to solemnize the rites of matrimony between Cassius C. Foster and Drucilla White, the requirements of the law having been complied with.  Witness my signature as Clerk of the Washington County Court, this 11th day of October, 1878.  W. F. Booker, Clerk.  E. W. Royalty, Deputy Clerk.

Scan_Pic0292Marriage Certificate

This is to certify that on the 20th day of October 1878, the rites of matrimony were legally solemnized by me between Cassius C. Foster and Drucilla White, at Henry Dean, Sr., in the County of Washington in the presence of Mary Robinson and George W. Robinson.  Signed Jesse S. Robinson.

Cassius Clay Foster was the son of Edmond and Tabitha Foster, born November 24, 1861, died October 30, 1922.  He is buried at Fairview Christian Church in Anderson County, just over the line from Washington County.  Drusilla White was the daughter of William White and Elizabeth Doke, born July 8, 1861, died November 13, 1901, buried at Fairview Christian.  William White was the son of Samuel Riley White and Martha Lewis.  Elizabeth Doke was the daughter of William Doke and Martha Hoskins.  According to the census records Cassius and Drusilla had at least six children:  William C., Rufus, Erastus, Hurtle, Adda and Wade H. Foster.  After Drusilla’s death Cassius married Bertha A. Keeling, with whom he had two children:  Henry A. and Effie J. Foster.

Scan_Pic1531Cassius Clay Foster, November 24, 1861 – October 30, 1922 Druscilla, wife of C. C. Foster, July 8, 1861 – November 13, 1901, Fairview Christian Cemetery, Anderson County, Kentucky

Happy Birthday Kentucky Kindred!

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Births – Ballard County, Kentucky

Births – Ballard County, Kentucky

  • William H. Moyres, male, born February 12, 1852, son of John Moyres and Margareth Burrow
  • Barbara A. Willingham, female, born December 15, 1852, daughter of George Willingham and Esther Peck
  • Not named, female, dead, born December 23, 1852, daughter of William V. R. Wilson and Martha A. Samuels
  • Martha E. Clapp, female, July 6, 1852, daughter of D. H. Clapp and Drabenia Robertson
  • Robert Crooks, male, born January 19, 1852, son of R. F. Crooks and Chary D.
  • Josephine, female, mulatto, born January 5, 1852, owner M. Scarboro, mother’s name not given
  • David M. Stall, male, born June 13, 1852, son of William W. Stall and Obedience W.
  • John S. Sowe, male, born October 20, 1852, son of Joel A. Sowe and Frances R.
  • John S. Jackson, male, born June 11, 1852, son of Ephraim Jackson and Elizabeth.
  • Joab Burgess, male, born December 1, 1852, son of Thomas H. Burgess and Elizabeth
  • Virginia Ashbrooks, female, born February 23, 1852, daughter of Daniel Ashbrooks and Sarah A. Green
  • Wilson Henderson, male, born December 5, 1852, son of Robert Henderson and Nancy
  • Mary, mulatto, female, born February 6, 1852, owner Abraham Weldon, mother’s name not given
  • John W. West, male, born January 1852, son of John West and Sarah
  • Susan McDaniel, female, born December 14, 1852, daughter of Aaron McDaniel and Nancy Chenault
  • Eliza A. Watson, female, born June 13, 1852, daughter of Enoch F. Watson and Elizabeth McDaniel
  • Rebecca Wright, female, born January 22, 1852, daughter of David and Mary A. Wright
  • William J. Rose, male, born October 8, 1852, son of James M. Rose and Lucy E. Adams
  • Willis J. Smith, male, born Giles County, Tennessee, son of George W. and Louisa Smith
  • Jane E. Watson, female, born October 6, 1852, daughter of Abraham Watson and Sarah Fulgham
  • John T. Woods, male, born July 1, 1852, son of Simon Woods and Jane E. Sutes

Adair County Revolutionary War Veterans

Adair County Revolutionary War Veterans

John Watson was a Private in the Virginia Militia.  John entered the service at Powhatan County, Virginia, in 1780.  John served under Captain Mayho in the regiment commanded by Col. Faulkner in the brigade commanded by Captain Stephens.  John marched to Hillsborough in North Carolina.  He marched from Hillsborough, North Carolina, to South Carolina and joined the army of General Yates at Watson’s Mills.  John moved to Adair County, Kentucky, some time between 1799 and 1809.  John was born November 18, 1763, in Powhatan County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth in December 1782.  John died July 31, 1849, in Barren County, Kentucky.

James Weir was a Private in the Pennsylvania Line.  James entered the service in 1775 at Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  James lived in Adair County, Kentucky, then he moved to Sangamon County, Illinois.  James was born in 1756 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, married Lydia Richards March 10, 1793, in Frederick County, Maryland.  Lydia was born May 27, 1770.  James died February 12, 1837, in Sangamon County, Illinois.

Thomas White was a Private in the Virginia Line.  Thomas lived in Virginia five or six years after his Revolutionary War service, then moved to Fayette County, Kentucky, for about seven years, then moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Thomas was born March 15, 1763.

Philip Winfrey was a Private in the Virginia Line.  Philip entered the service in 1780, at Buckingham County, Virginia.  Philip was a substitute for John Winfrey, a drafted militiaman under Captain Anthony Winston, Asap Walker and Lieutenant John January.  He marched on Cabin Point, and there joined Major Jones’ battalion and remained there for 2 months; thence to Cooper’s Mill.  Philip lived in Buckingham County, Virginia, until 1795, when he moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky.  He lived in Lincoln County for two years, then moved to Adair County, Kentucky, in 1797.  Philip Winfrey was born in 1764, in Powhatan County, Virginia.  Philip was the son of John Winfrey.  He married Martha Northcult.  Philip died in 1841 in Adair County.

David Winniford was a Sergeant in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in 1777 in Virginia.  David lived in Buckingham County, Virginia, Cumberland County, Virginia, and Adair County, Kentucky.  David married Judith November 16, 1780, in Cumberland County, Virginia.  He died in Cumberland County, Virginia, April 26, 1834.

John Yates was a Lieutenant in the Virginia Line.  John entered the service in Culpeper County, Virginia.  He lived in Culpeper County near Sperryville (now Rappahannock County) until 1774.  He moved to Adair County, Kentucky, before 1810.  John was born in 1752 in Caroline County, Virginia.  He was the son of Captain George Yates.  He married Elizabeth Gaines December 17, 1787.  Elizabeth was born 1757 in Culpeper County, Virginia.  She died July 1820 in Barren County, Kentucky.  John died in 1820 in Adair County, Kentucky.

William Young was a Private in the North Carolina Militia.  William entered the service October 13, 1777, in Rowan County, North Carolina.  William served in Col. Lock’s regiment.  He stated in his affidavit that he received thirteen wounds and all the troops were killed except for Captain Snipes, himself and three or four others.  William lived in Rowan County, North Carolina, after the war, then in 1787 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born in 1760.  He was the son of Jonathan Young.  William married Elizabeth.  He died July 11, 1838.