|Mercer Cty., KY||Abraham Lucas married Mary Evans||30 Jul 1792|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Daniel Curd married Jenny Curd||30 Jul 1795|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Peter Brients married Priscilla Pitman||30 Jul 1795|
|Mercer Cty., KY||James Downey married Mary Riley||30 Jul 1805|
|Mercer Cty., KY||John Duncan married Elizabeth Neff||30 Jul 1807|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Ellis Stone married Peggy Denny||30 Jul 1810|
|Washington Cty., KY||John Wheeler married Mary Ann Thompson||30 Jul 1814|
|Washington Cty., KY||John Lynch married Nancy Buckler||30 Jul 1830|
|Lincoln Cty., KY||William Parks married Susanna Parks||30 Jul 1831|
|Washington Cty., KY||Samuel Daniel Cunningham married Sarah Lewis||30 Jul 1833|
|Washington Cty., KY||James Sutton married Susan M. House||30 Jul 1841|
|Washington Cty., KY||James Yates married Matilda A. Awberry||30 Jul 1850|
|Washington Cty., KY||James T. Wells married Eliza Ann Darnell||30 Jul 1885|
|Washington Cty., KY||Martin Mullican married Mattie Weathers||30 Jul 1889|
Doesn’t this young woman look as if she is ready for a journey? She wears a dark, heavy, velvety coat, which looks like she is expecting cold, cold weather! And notice the button holes – quite fancy! Her hat is quite handsome – I suppose there are more flowers hidden by the upturned brim. Her jewelry is very pretty, from the watch pinned to the lapel of her coat, with its long gold chain, to the brooch at her neck, to the bracelet on her right arm. The white lacy fringed purse seems rather at odds with the dark components of her outer clothes, but she is wearing a white dress underneath the coat. And finally we notice she holds a rosary in her right hand and a book – a prayer book? – in her left. There is a title on the book but I cannot make it out. She seems a little old, but has she just been confirmed? Or just joined the Catholic Church? Another of those mysteries we try to understand but will probably never know the whole story! Photo taken by Kauffman Photography in Philadelphia.
Severn P. Deatley, born January 25, 1830, died May 3, 1892. Maysville Cemetery, Mason County, Kentucky.
Bettie W., wife of S. P. Deatley, born February 14, 1837, died August 28, 1882.
Nannie A., wife of Severn P. Deatley, after his death wife of W. S. Wallingford, born September 24, 1857, died March 23, 1949.
from The Daily Public Ledger, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky
May 4, 1892
S.P. Deatly, a prominent Oddfellow of Tollesboro Lodge, whose serious illness is noted in our correspondence elsewhere [he was ill with pneumonia], died early this morning at his home near Tollesboro. He was a brother-in-law of W.W. Ball of this city, his first wife being a sister of Mr. Ball. His second wife was a daughter of Charles Coryell of this county. He leaves a widow and several small children. Mr. Deatly was a good citizen, whose loss will be keenly felt.
In the name of God amen.
One. Knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, I hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.
Two. I lend to my beloved wife, Mary Morgan, the plantation wherein I now live as now laid off, during her widowhood, then the same to become the real property of my daughter, Susannah Morgan. Also, I hereby give and bequeath to my son, Armstead Morgan, my land in the territory south of the River Ohio containing one hundred acres, it being a part of John Morgan’s where he now lives. Be it remembered that all my just debts be first paid out of my moveable estate.
Three. My horses, cattle, hogs, beds, household and kitchen furniture, all moneys and property due me, and then the remainder of said moveable estate to be vested in my beloved wife, Mary Morgan, to be at her disposal as she may think fit. Also be it remembered that the money arising from my locations made in the territory south of the River Ohio, located by Jesteenah Cartwright and transferred by him to me, I say such moneys to be put into the public treasury of the state of Kentucky and there to remain until my two children Susannah and Armstead Morgan severally come to age or marry. At the same time be it remembered that the cumulative interest of said money are to be called for by my executors annually, or as often as they may see proper and the same to be disposed of as to the best advantage equally between my wife and two children as above named, to their maintenance and in a most particular manner to the use of schooling my children. Be it known I hereby appoint my beloved wife, Mrs. Mary Morgan, Captain John Morgan, Colonel William Cogling executors and executrix. Also Major Henry Bradford executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all and every other will and testament by me heretofore made.
In the presence of us, John Ewing, William Morgan, James Gambell, James McClaine.
July 25th, 1795. A codicil annexed. Be it also remembered that it has formerly been and is yet my desire that my beloved wife Mary Morgan, at my decease, shall have her choice of my two plantations within mentioned, between the one in Logan County and Whipperwill and the other in the territory to live on during life, then to remain as within mentioned. Witness my hand the seal the date as above.
John Ewing, Mary Moldrim, Toby Morgan, James Gambill
Logan County Court
The last will and testament of Jeremiah Morgan, deceased, was produced in Court with the Codicil thereto amended by Mary Morgan, the executrix therein named and proven by the oaths of John Ewing, William Morgan, James Gambill and James McLean. Mary Moldrim and Toby Morgan subscribing witnesses thereto. And ordered to be recorded.
Teste. Samuel Caldwell, County Clerk
from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887
Preston J. Hill, second of the three sons of Elijah W. and Susan (Potter) Hill, was born April 14, 1853, five miles east of Bowling Green. Elijah W. Hill is an extensive farmer, and formerly owned a large number of slaves. He is a leading member of the Baptist church; also of the K. of H. [Knights of Honor]; before the war he was a Whig, but is now a Democrat. He is a son of Nathan and Ann Hill, both natives of South Carolina, born respectively in 1799 and 1802. They were brought to Warren County, Kentucky, in an early day. Nathan Hill was the owner of a large form and some forty or fifty Negroes. He died in 1875, his widow in 1881. He was a son of Joseph Hill, of South Carolina. Mrs. Susan Hill’s parents, Frederick and Elizabeth (Kirby) Potter, were natives of South Carolina, and were brought to Warren County in childhood. Frederick Potter was a son of Thomas Potter; was born August 12, 1785; was a soldier in the War of 1812, and died in November 1868. His wife was born in January, 1790, and died in January 1867. Thomas Potter was one of the first settlers of Warren County, where he became a large land and slave owner. Mrs. Elizabeth (Kirby) Potter was a daughter of Jesse Kirby, a soldier in the war for independence; he emigrated from South Carolina to Kentucky about 1795; was born in October, 1757, and married Sophia Choice in 1778. She was born in September, 1760; they lived together seventy-five years. Preston J. Hill was reared on a farm and educated at Bethel College. He now resides on a farm two miles east of Bowling Green, where he is engaged in farming, and in breeding short-horn cattle, Berkshire hogs and Cotswold sheep. October 25, 1877, he married Nellie R. Sansom, of Evansville, Indiana, who has borne him one child. Mrs. Hill is the daughter of Saunders and Susan (Watts) Sansom. Her father was born in England, came to the United States in 1852, and settled in Evansville, Indiana. He was a contractor and builder, and died in 1878. His wife is a daughter of William Watts, and was born in Indiana in 1829, shortly after her parents came from England. Mr. Hill and wife are members of the Baptist Church; he is a member of the K. of H. In politics, in which he takes but little interest, he is a Democrat.
|Frederick Mouser married Betsy Donar||25 Jun 1797|
|William Mudd married Artemesia Hocker||19 Apr 1825|
|Albert G. Mullins married Lucinda Blackerby||02 Feb 1828|
|William E. Mumford married Ermine E. Ball||23 Aug 1832|
|William Mumford married Polly Patton||25 Oct 1803|
|William Mumony married Susanna Linn||10 Sep 1783|
|James Muny married Fanny Burch||20 May 1802|
|William T. Murphy married Polly Ann Leach||05 Sep 1850|
|John Logan Murphy married Eliza Jane Lynn||07 Dec 1846|
|William I. Murphy married Betsey D. Gooch||10 Dec 1804|
|Cornelius Murphy married Priscilla Leach||10 Mar 1818|
|John Murphy married Polly Yarbrough||14 Jul 1795|
|John Murphy married Susanna Dean||16 Oct 1815|
|William Murphy married Nancy J. King||24 Nov 1834|
|John S. Murphy married Paulina C. Myers||26 Jan 1846|
|William Murphy married Elizabeth Singleton||28 Jul 1837|
|Milton Murphy married Louisa Christopher||28 Jul 1840|
|Thomas Murrell married Rachel Holt||14 May 1796|
|John Murrell married Sally Shackleford||17 Sep 1821|
|Samuel Murrell married Letitia Hays||18 Nov 1823|
|George Murrell married Lucinda Blain||23 Oct 1809|
|Edward Murrey married Sarah Moore||19 Dec 1837|
|Michael Murvin married Jenny Cathy||22 Apr 1792|
Hanging Rock Baptist Church is a very beautiful, small church, located in northern Grayson County, on back, country roads. From Highway 259 north of Leitchfield take a left on Hanging Rock Church Road. We followed a school bus delivering children home from classes – it would have been almost impossible to meet and pass someone on this road! But then you arrive at the church and cemetery and realize it was definitely worth the trip!
Are these three siblings? There is no information other than the names and dates.
Perhaps Rev. White served at Hanging Rock?
What a wonderful, long life!
Bettie M., wife of C. M. Kelly, and daughter of S. F. and M. E. Sands, born December 25, 1878, died October 22, 1899. ‘A precious one from us has gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled.’
Twenty-one years old – such a short life! Bettie must have been greatly loved. The verse and the beautiful carvings on her gravestone are a testament!
This is a sign of love from this church to raise a monument to those buried here who have no marker for their grave site. And the women’s maiden names are in parenthesis for us! What a great find!
Hanging Rock Baptist Church
Gone But Not Forgotten
- Alexander Probus
- John Wesley Probus
- George White
- Nancy (Rogers) White
- John Rogers White
- Catherine (Stone) White
- Charles Hampton Carter
- Susan (Dennison) Carter
- Josiah Barnes Stone
- Artemecia (Sands) Stone
- Samuel Sands
- Cinderella (Canningham) Sands
- Moses Stone
- Catherine (Barnes) Stone
- Charles E. Carter
- Nancy (Barnes) Carter
- Tramel Dennison
- Frances (Carter) Dennison
- Joshua White
- Frances (Carter) White
- James Rogers White
- Judah (Wilson) White
- William White
- Mary L. (White) Stone
- Lloyd Paris
- Sarah F. (White) Paris
- Claiborne Dennnison
- Sarah (Wilson) Dennison
- Artemecia Carter
- Jesse Carter
- Henry Carter
- Ralph Carter
- Eliza A. (Weedman) Dennison
- J. A. Bozarth
- Gertrude (Lashley) Bozarth
- Samuel T. Sands
- James W. Stone
- James B. Stone
- Josiah Carter
- Nancy (Mattingly) Carter
- John F. Carter
- Elizabeth (Barnes) Carter
- Gertrude Stone
- Rebecca (White) Layman
- Nannie Wilson
- Squire Dennison
- Matthew Dennison
- George Dennison
- James Dennison
- Hubbard Dennison
and all of the other people that are buried in this church cemetery without a monument.