Andrew M. and Edna Pearl Payne Obituaries – McLean County

Andrew M. Payne, 1861-1929.  ‘Asleep in Jesus.’  Calhoun Cemetery, McLean County, Kentucky.

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Saturday, December 7, 1929

Andrew M. Payne

Andrew M. Payne died at his home near Calhoun, McLean County, Friday morning of complications, following a hemorrhage of the brain.  Surviving are his widow and four children, Mrs. Estel Fulkerson, Eula, William and Taylor Payne, all of Calhoun.  Funeral arrangements had not been completed but probably will be held Sunday from the Calhoun Baptist Church.

Edna Pearl, wife of Andrew M. Payne, 1879-1937.  ‘Asleep in Jesus.’  Calhoun Cemetery, McLean County, Kentucky.

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Mrs. Pearl Payne

Calhoun, Ky., July 6 – Mrs. Pearl Payne, 57, died suddenly at her home at 1321 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, this morning.  She is survived by four children, William and Taylor Payne, of Bowling Green, Mrs. Arthur Greenwalt, of Livermore; Mrs. Estel Fulkerson, Calhoun; one grandson, Billy Morton Fulkerson; one sister, Mrs. O. F. Kimberlin, Owensboro; three brothers, Frank Taylor, Louisville; Henry Taylor, Waynesville, Illinois; and Harry Taylor, Dwight, Illinois.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Calhoun Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday, by the Rev. George C. Lovan.  Pallbearers will be J. H. Kerrick, Carl Kerrick, James Jones, B. J. Morehead, Elmo Trunnell and R. Duke.

1902 Will of George W. Duncan – Simpson County

George W. Duncan served during the Civil War as a Confederate surgeon.  He was a lifetime physician of Simpson County, Kentucky, located on the Tennessee border.  Several members of his family are buried in Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin, the county seat of Simpson, a beautiful small town.  A continuance of yesterday’s post.

Will of George W. Duncan

Book 1, Pages 397-398

I, George W. Duncan, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, ordain and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills made by me.

1st.  I will that all my just debts be paid and that my body receive a decent burial.

2nd.  I have made heretofore the following advancements to my children, viz.

To my son Charles A. Duncan twenty-five hundred dollars $2,500.  To my daughter Mary Sandford Brevard, I have advanced in all twenty-five hundred and ninety-seven dollars $2,597, consisting of one house and lot valued at $1,500, four hundred dollars cash, see checks, one hundred and seventy-five dollars for horse and buggy, and hundred and forty-two dollars advanced in her recent illness, making the amount above specified.  To my son George H. Duncan, I have advanced five hundred dollars, and to my son William A. Duncan, five hundred dollars.

3rd.  I will, bequeath and devise to my wife, Dorinda Duncan, all of my estate, real, personal and mixed, absolutely and in fee simple to be used and disposed of just as she may please.  I will leave it with her, my wife, to make all of my children equal with each other, and request her to do so at a time and under circumstances which will not embarrass her.

4th.  I nominate and appoint my wife, Dorinda, to be the Executrix of this my will, and having the utmost confidence in her, I request the County Court not to require her or give any bond as executrix, and ask my friend,

George C. Harris to endorse her whenever she desires it.

In testimony whereof, witness my signature this the 15th day of November 1902.

George W. Duncan

Simpson County Court

October Term October 16th, 1905

The foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of George W. Duncan, was this day produced in open Court, and offered for probate, whereupon the same was proven to be wholly in the handwriting of George W. Duncan, both as to the body of same and as to the signature, by the oaths of Charles (?) and H. K. Mitchell, whereupon this was submitted to probate and recognized as the last will and testament of George W. Duncan, deceased, whereas it is done accordingly.

F. Saunders, Clerk

Duncan Family Buried In Green Lawn Cemetery – Simpson County

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Saturday, September 9, 1905

Dr. George W. Duncan Dead

Franklin, Kentucky, September 8 – Dr. George W. Duncan died this morning in his eightieth year of cancer.  He was one of the most prominent and wealthy citizens and was recognized throughout the state as a physician of ability.  Dr. Duncan is survived by a widow and four children, Charles and George Duncan, of Indian Territory; Dr. Will Duncan, of the United States Army, stationed in the Philippine Islands, and Mrs. Charles Brevard, of Franklin.

George W. Duncan, Surgeon, 30th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army, January 12, 1826 – September 8, 1905.  Green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.

The Franklin Favorite, Simpson County, Kentucky

Thursday, September 14, 1905

The following biographical sketch is taken from the History of Kentucky and will be of interest to Dr. Duncan’s many friends.

Dr. George W. Duncan was born January 26, 1826, in Simpson County, Kentucky, and was the tenth of eight boys and four girls born to Sanford and Nancy (Hammond) Duncan.  Dr. G. W. Duncan was reared on a farm and received a good education.  In 1840 he entered Cumberland College at Princeton.  When the college was transferred to Lebanon he returned to Franklin and finished his education.  In 1846 commenced the study of medicine with Drs. Briggs and Wright, of Bowling Green.  In 1848 he graduated from Louisville Medical University; located and commenced the practice at Mitchellville, Tennessee.  In 1859 he located in Franklin, Kentucky, where he had been successfully engaged in the practice ever since.  He held the position of post surgeon during the war.  He married, September 4, 1860, Dorinda Puryar, of Smith County, Tennessee, a daughter of William and Mary (Pearce) Puryar, both natives of Tennessee, of French and Scotch descent, respectively.  To Dr. and Mrs. Duncan have been born eight children, four now living: Mrs. Mary Sanford Brevard, Charles A., George H. and William A.  Dr. Duncan was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Dr. Duncan was a leading member of the Masonic fraternity and a Knight Templar.  He had been very successful during life, had acquired a good fortune, and was one of the most benevolent and kind-hearted men in southern Kentucky.  He always took considerable interest in the study of prehistoric races and made some valuable discoveries in his excavations of mounds and graves.  He was also a great lover of the arts and sciences.

Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 1887

Mary Sanford Brevard, August 2, 1865 – September 28, 1916.

Dorinda A. Duncan, January 30, 1837 – July 31, 1918.

The Courier Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Thursday, August 1, 1918

Mrs. Dorinda Duncan

Franklin, Kentucky, July 31 – Mrs. Dorinda Duncan, 82 years old, died at the Southern Kentucky Sanitarium today from senility.  She is survived by three sons, William A. Duncan, Charles and George Duncan, of Oklahoma, all of whom were at her bedside when the end came.

George H. Duncan, August 2, 1872 – July 18, 1951.

Dr. George W. Duncan

Isaiah Hill – Pension Application – Civil War

My great-grandfather, Isaiah Hill, was born about 1835 in Garrard County, Kentucky.  He was named for his father.  Isaiah Hill, Sr., died during the Hill-Evans feud March 13, 1852.  Isaiah’s mother, Lucy Murphy Hill, died two years previous.  On September 25, 1861, he enrolled at Camp Robinson, and mustered in January 2, 1862, in Harrodsburg, a private in Captain Downey’s Company E, 19th Regiment Kentucky Infantry, Union Army.  Isaiah made it through the war and with his company returned to Louisville in January of 1865 to muster out.  The soldiers were kept in barracks in Louisville for a bit, and it was during this time Isaiah contracted small pox – along with several others from his company.  Captain John Barnett took Isaiah to the hospital, where he remained until March 27, 1865.  Small pox settled in his right eye, blinding him.  His body was so covered with pox he was badly scarred for the rest of his life.  Years ago I requested information from Washington, D.C.  I was sent a package of papers 3/4 inch thick, giving all information about requesting a pension, updating information in subsequent years, and having the pension transferred in 1919 to Lydia Ross Hill, when Isaiah died.  My grandfather, Jessie Delbert Hill, was their youngest child.

A list of children of Isaiah Hill and Lydia Ross, taken from the pension records:

  1. William Taylor Hill, born May 28th, 1871
  2. Randall Hill, born December 4th, 1872
  3. Rufus B. Hays Hill, born April 13th, 1875
  4. Lucy Jane Hill, born August 7th, 1877, died October 21st, 1881
  5. John Garfield Hill, born January 30th, 1880, died October 21st, 1882
  6. Bettie Ann Hill, born May 14th, 1882, died March 16th, 1917
  7. Isaiah Hill, born January 16th, 1885
  8. Louisa Hill, born March 7th, 1887
  9. Alpha Hill, born November 2nd, 1889
  10. Jessie Delbert Hill, born August 8th, 1893

State of Kentucky, County of Mercer

On this 15th day of September 1877, before the undersigned clerk of the Mercer County Court, Kentucky, personally appeared John Barnett, late a captain in Co. E, 19th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Volunteer, who being by me duly sworn, states that Isaiah Hill was a private soldier in his company, that he was intimately acquainted with him during their service of three years together.  That his eyes were apparently sound as any man’s eyes previous to his attack of small pox, which occurred at Louisville, Kentucky, in latter part of February 1865 or in March 1865.  That he (Barnett) remained in Louisville, Kentucky, in the grocery business for some time after his discharge, and that the said Hill took small pox while the regiment

was in the barracks at Louisville and was sent off to hospital before any of us were discharged.  That he visited said Hill frequently while in the hospital, that he had a very bad case of small pox, his whole person being now deeply scarred.  That he saw his eyes while very bad and when convalescent that a principle of small pox come in or near the center of his right eye, which to all appearance has entirely destroyed vision therein.  That in his belief it certainly was small pox that destroyed his vision in right eye.

He further states that he has made affidavit heretofore in this same case and in that affidavit, it was not shown that the loss of sight was the result of small pox.  That he could then have given all the information there that he now does.  That he did not dictate that affidavit and that this one is made to supply the facts that were fresh and apparent to him then.  That were not unbodied therein but intended by him to be so corrected.  This affidavit he gives with other interest whatever in the case than that simple justice be done said soldier.

John Barnett, Late Captain Co. E., 19th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers

Additional evidence invalid pension no 110.628, Case of Isaiah Hill, Private, Co. E., 19th Regiment Kentucky Volunteers

Captain John Barnett

Sworn and subscribed to before me by John Barnett, late Captain Co. E, 19th KY Infantry, whom I hereby certify to be respectable and entitled to full credit and belief and that I have no interest whatsoever in said Hill’s claim for pension.

Ben C. Allin, Clerk, Mercer County Court

Janie and William Delaney Deaths – Ohio County

The Hartford Republican, Ohio County, Kentucky

Friday, April 19, 1918

Resolution of Respect

By the Ladies Aid Society, of Wesley Chappel, Nocreek, Kentucky.

Whereas, God, in his infinite wisdom has called from our society one of its members, Sister Janie Delaney, on February 19, 1918, and was laid to rest in the Alexander burying ground February 20.

Resolved, First.  That the society has lost one of its most loyal members, the community a kind and loving neighbor, and the home a loving and devoted mother.

Resolved, Second.  That we extend to Mr. Delaney and children our deepest sympathy in this their sad bereavement.  While we know that words can not heal the broken hearts, nor fill the vacant place, but if they will put their trust in the One who has given , but now has taken away, they will find comfort and consolation.

Resolved, Third.  That these resolutions be recorded on the Secretary’s book, and a copy be sent to the family of the deceased sister.

Mrs. D. E. Ward, Mrs. L. M. Ward, Mrs. Clayton Shown, Committee

Janie, wife of William Delaney, October 24, 1868 – February 19, 1918.  Alexander Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.  ‘She was a kind and affectionate wife.  A fond mother and a friend to all.’

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Sunday, September 20, 1953

William Delaney

Hartford – William Delaney, 91, retired farmer of Route 3, Hartford, died at the Kentucky Convalescent Home in Owensboro at 12 p.m. Friday.  He was married to Miss Janie Bennett, who died in 1917.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pat Tichenor, Route 3, Beaver Dam, and Mrs. Martin Canary, Hartford; two sons, Bennett Delaney, Route 3, Hartford, and Hugh Delaney, Salvisa, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Charles Catholic Church, Livermore, the Rev. E. E. Willett, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Central City, officiating.  Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery near Hartford.

The body is at the residence.

William Delaney, November 26, 1861 – September 18, 1953.  ‘He was both a true and faithful father and mother to his children; an honest and cheerful friend to all.’

1823 Marriage Returns – Washington County

Marriage Certificates (Returns)

  • On the 7th of August 1823 between Jacob Munsey and Sally Saunders
  • And on the 7th of August 1823 between William Morrison and Elizabeth Seay
  • On the 19th of August between John During and Sally Thomas
  • On the 26th o October between George Milbourn and Celia Davis
  • On the 2nd of November between Allen Davis and Sally Shoemaker
  • On the 13th of November between William L. Bones and Minerva Hickerson
  • On the 18th of December between James Hatton and Lydia Gilleham
  • On the 23rd of December between Washington Taylor and Harriet Robertson

Given under my hand this 29th of December in the year 1823.

Barnabas McHenry, E.M.E.C.

This is to certify that agreeable to license produced to me the rites of matrimony have been solemnized between the following persons, James Tharpe and Polly Mullins, given under my hand this 28th February 1823.

James Durham

1808 Will of Jonathan Edwards – Loudoun County, Virginia

Jonathan Edwards, Sr., is my 5th great-grandfather.   Born in Maryland, he married Sarah Barber, and moved to Loudoun County before 1795.  His children were born in Maryland, including my 4th great-grandfather Edward Barber Edwards.  Edward is given a slave named Stephen in his father’s will.  When Edward and his family made the trek from Virginia to Washington County, Kentucky, in 1816, he made oath at the courthouse in Springfield that he ‘removed to Kentucky with the intention to become a citizen, that he brought with him four slaves named Stephen, Hannah, Poland and  Charles and not with intention to sell.’  Court Order Book E, Page 252.

Will of Jonathan Edwards, Sr.

Loudoun County, Virginia, Will Book I, Page 230

In the name of God, amen.  I, Jonathan Edwards, Sr., of the County of Loudoun, State of Virginia, do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following.  That is to say,

First, I desire all my just debts and funeral expenses may be immediately paid.

Second, after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give to my wife, Sarah Edwards, the Lease Bonds of the Plantation on which I now live together with all the following Negro slaves to wit:  one female slave, named Ann Hager, one male slave named James, and one other male slave named Peter, for and during the term of her natural life, and after her decease I give the same to my three youngest children, namely, Rebecca Edwards, Joseph Edwards and Sarah Edwards, justly and equally to be divided amongst them and to be enjoyed by them and their heirs forever.

Third, I give to my son Edward Edwards one male Negro slave named Stephen, to him and his heirs forever.

Fourth, I give to the heirs of my deceased son Jonathan Edwards, one male Negro slave, named Joseph, to them and their heirs forever.

Fifth, I give to my daughter Mary Moran, wife of John Myvert Moran, one Negro female slave named Monarchy, together with all the increase she now has and hereafter may have, to her and her heirs forever.

Sixth, I give to my daughter Elizabeth Lewis, wife of John Lewis, one Negro female slave named Mary, together with all her increase, and one Negro boy slave named John, to her and her heirs forever.

Seventh, all the rest of my estate both real and personal, of whatever nature or kind whatsoever it may be, not hereinbefore particularly disposed of, I desire may be equally divided amongst my three youngest children hereinbefore named, namely, Rebecca Edwards, Joseph Edwards and Sarah Edwards, which I give to them, their heirs, executors and assigns forever, chargeable nevertheless with the further sum of twenty pounds of good and lawful money of Virginia to be paid as followeth, to wit, to my son Edward Edwards the sum of five pounds thereof of good and lawful money as aforesaid.  To the heirs of my deceased son, Jonathan Edwards, the like sum of five pounds of good and lawful money as aforesaid, to be equally divided amongst them.  To my daughter Mary Moran, wife of John Myvert Moran, the like sum of five pounds of good and lawful money as aforesaid, and to my daughter Elizabeth Lewis, wife of John Lewis, and the remaining sum of five pounds of good and lawful money as aforesaid making altogether the sum total of twenty pounds of good and lawful money as aforesaid.

And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son, Joseph Edwards, and my daughters, Rebecca Edwards and Sarah Edwards, executor and executrixes of this my last will and testament by heretofore made.

In witness hereof, I have hereunto affixed my seal this twenty-ninth day of August in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight.

Jonathan Edwards

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above-named Jonathan Edwards, Sr., in presence of Charles Stoven, Thomas Cassidy, John Cassidy

At a Court held for Loudoun County on the 9th day of July, 1810, this last will and testament of Jonathan Edwards, deceased, was proved by the oaths of Charles Stoven, Thomas Cassidy and John Cassidy, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and at a Court held for said County on the 8th day of October in the year aforesaid on the motion of Joseph Edwards, Executor, and Rebecca Edwards, one of the executrixes, therein named who qualified according to law and together with Charles Lewis and Charles Stovin, their securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs.  Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form.

Teste. C. Binns, C.L.C.