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Dickerson – Covington 1799 Marriage Bond – Jessamine County

Know all men by these presents that we, John Dickerson and James Dudgeon, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, and his successors in the just and full sum of fifty pounds good and lawful money of Kentucky, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 22nd day of July 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Dickerson and Polly Covington.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

John Dickerson and James Dudgeon

Teste.  Sam. H. Woodson

Samuel S. and Henrietta Gregg Buried In Maple Grove Cemetery Jessamine County

Samuel S. Gregg, born September 7, 1844, died December 5, 1885, aged 41 years, 2 months and 28 days.  Henrietta B. Gregg, born July 19, 1844, died October 12, 1895.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

This family seems to have more than its share of troubles. Samuel and Henrietta Gregg died at fairly young ages.  They had two children, a son named Luke, and a daughter, Bessie, who lived only two years past her father’s death.  After Henrietta’s suicide, Luke was raised by his grandfather, James Gregg.  Luke experienced a few trials of his own.  Four years previous to his marriage to Viola Soper on January 11, 1900, a tornado ripped the chimney off his home.  In 1920 Luke was driving an automobile, his son James a passenger in the front seat, and two men who had helped with cutting tobacco in the back seat.  It was hit by a train, killing the two men in the back seat and injuring father and son.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Monday, December 7, 1885

Fatal Effects of a Fall

Nicholasville, Kentucky, December 6 – Col. S. Gregg died at his house near this city last night, about 8 o’clock, aged about 40 years.  A few nights since he was walking through his house when he fell over a chair and broke two ribs and injured himself internally otherwise, which caused his death.  He was a great friend of Ex-Gov. Blackburn, and was a member of his staff during his term of office.  He leaves a wife and two children and a nice fortune.  The funeral services will take place at the home tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock, and will be conducted by Revs. D. B. Cooper and B. Noland, after which the remains will be interred in the cemetery at this place.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Monday, October 14, 1895

Left a Large Estate

No Cause For the Suicide of Mrs. Henrietta Gregg

Nicholasville, Kentucky, Oct. 13 – The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Gregg, who ended her life by hanging, took place today from her late residence, three miles from Nicholasville.  It was learned that several days ago Mrs. Gregg had threatened to commit suicide, but her nearest friends thought it was only talk.  Last Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock she secured a clothesline, went to the top of an old stairway, fastened the rope to a rafter, and swung out into open space.  She had not been hanging more than five minutes when she was discovered by her father-in-law, Mr. James Gregg.  The body was taken down, a physician summoned, and everything possible done to bring her back to life, but to no purpose, she breathing her last Saturday morning.

Mrs. Gregg had been brooding over money matters for some time, although she was in good circumstances, owning several thousand dollars worth of real estate in Nicholasville.  Her son, Luck, who is now sixteen years old, will come into possession of $25,000 when he becomes of age, left him by his father.  Mrs. Gregg was just finishing a handsome home in Nicholasville, into which she would have moved next month.

Harris-Mitchell 1799 Marriage Bond and Consent – Jessamine County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Zephaniah Harris and Merriman Hightower, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, James Garrard, Esq., Governor of Kentucky, and his successors, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds good and lawful money of Kentucky, to which payment well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, heirs, severally and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of December 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Zephaniah Harris and Joann Mitchell.  Now if there should be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Zephaniah Harris, Merriman Hightower.

Teste.      Sam. H. Woodson

I do hereby certify that I am of lawful age and am willing that you should grant Zephaniah Harris a license for he purpose of solemnizing a marriage between us and sufficient warrant given under my hand this 18th day of December Anno Domini 1799.

Joann Mitchell

Test. Daniel Mitchell, Sr., Merriman Hightower

Glover – Young 1799 Jessamine County Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, John Glover and James Johnston, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current  money of Kentucky, which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of July 1799.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Glover and Sary Young, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Glover, James Johnston

Teste.  Sam H. Woodson, County Clerk

This is to certify that I am willing that a license should issue for an intermarriage between myself and John Glover, given under my hand this 11th day of July 1799.

Sary Young

Teste. Abner Young, Ambrose Young

Jessamine County, Kentucky

William H. Hoover and Sallie Evans Hoover Obituaries

William H. Hoover, 1821-1906.  Sallie E. Hoover, 1841-1914.  William H. Hoover, 1858-1929.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Thursday, November 22, 1906

Wealthy Farmer Dead

Nicholasville, Kentucky, Nov. 21 – The funeral services of William H. Hoover, Sr., were held at 10 o’clock this morning at the residence in the county.  Rev. E. G. B. Mann, of Lexington, Rev. F. M. Fuqua, of the Centenary Methodist Church, and Dr. E. W. McCorkle officiated.  Mr. Hoover was eighty-five years old and was a wealthy farmer.  His wife and two sons, Judge E. B. Hoover and William H. Hoover, Jr., survive him.

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

Jessamine County

William H. Hoover is the son of Peter Hoover, who was of German descent and born near Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1789, immigrated to Kentucky with his parents in 1800 and settled in Jessamine County just west of Nicholasville.  In 1811 he married Miss Eva Nave, removed to the southern portion of the county, and settled in what was then a wilderness, on Hickman Creek.  About this time he was drafted in the War of 1812, which was soon ended.  He resided nearly three-quarters of a century at this same place, making for himself a good name for all that was honorable, truthful and upright, and accumulated a considerable fortune for his children.  He died in 1872, a true and honored member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  Eva Nave Hoover, the mother of William H. Hoover, was a native of Estill County, Kentucky, born in 1790, and like her husband lived to a ripe old age, dying in 1876, having made for herself a character for purity and sweetness of disposition seldom equaled.

William H. Hoover is the fourth of eight children, and was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, August 17, 1821.  He spent his youth and early manhood as a teamster, driving a train of wagons from Nicholasville to Louisville, Kentucky, and in assisting his father in partially subduing the great forest that surrounded them.  For many years he had charge of his father’s saw and grist-mill.  When a young man he became a member of the Masonic order and rapidly rose to the high positions of that fraternity, of which he is still a worthy member.  His opportunities for receiving an education were exceedingly limited, there being practically no schools in this then sparsely settled district of Kentucky.  But, being a practical and industrious man, he made the best of his opportunities and gathered knowledge by observation and experience, and today he is a man of good practical education.  He has always been a Democrat in politics, and for more than thirty years a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  He has accumulated a nice estate, given his two children good education and a nice start in life, and is now taking his old age quietly and pleasantly on his beautiful blue-grass farm, near his children and grandchildren.

He married Miss Sarah J. Evans, of Garrard County, Kentucky, November 26, 1857.  She was the daughter of Dr. Hezekiah and Nancy (Cole) Evans, and born November 18, 1841.  Her father was assassinated in 1862 on account of his strong Southern sympathy, near his home in Garrard County; her mother died in 1882, aged about seventy years.  To William H. Hoover and wife were born three children: William H. Hoover, Jr., the first, was born September 5, 1858, and received his early training at the district schools, Bethel Academy, Nicholasville, Kentucky, and at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, where he entered in 1877 and remained until he completed his education; he then returned to his father’s farm, where he assumed control until November 10, 1885, when he married Miss Mattie R. Vince, of Jessamine County; he then removed to his own farm adjoining that of his father, where he is now farming and breeding thoroughbred and trotting horses.  Thomas D. Hoover, the second son, was born in 1859, and died in infancy; Everett B. Hoover, the third and youngest child, was born October 21, 1860, and like his brother received his early education in the free schools and at Bethel Academy; in 1877 he entered the Wesleyan College at Millersburg, Kentucky, where he remained until 1879; then entered Vanderbilt University, where he took a special course of study, preparatory to studying law.  In 1880 he entered the Columbia College Law School, New York City, where he remained two years, taking the full law course, graduating in June 1882.  He at once returned to his home and received his license to practice law in August 1882, and has been a continued practitioner ever since.  He married Miss Ella Burnett, of Boyle County, Kentucky, November 21, 1882.  To this union was born Elizabeth Hoover, the first grandchild of William H. Hoover, January 31, 1884.  In April 1886, Everett B. Hoover was elected judge of the city court of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and was re-elected the following year, of which office he is the present incumbent.

The Central Record, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky

Thursday, April 2, 1914

Well Known In This County

Mrs. Sallie Hoover died at her home in Jessamine County on last Saturday.  Her death was an unexpected blow to her friends and relatives, as she had been in her usual good health.  She is the mother of Hon. Everett Hoover, the well-known Jessamine County politician.  She was a sister of Dr. Elijah Evans of Lancaster, and was ell known in Garrard County.  She was a most estimable lady.

A List of Marriages – Jessamine County – 1799-1800

A List of Marriages

  • March the 6th day 1799 married James Tockett to Polly Howard
  • March 21st day 1799 married William Drake to Agnes Cunningham
  • April the 9th day 1799 married Joseph Kennedy to Eleanor Sellars
  • April the 11th day 1799 married William Moore to Patsy Boles
  • July the 14th day 1799 married Benjamin Williams to Nancy Williams
  • October the 21st day 1799 married Alexander Wilson to Polly Johnson
  • December 31st day 1799 married Charles Kain to Jane Holm
  • January the 9th day 1800 married Joseph Smith to Peggy Johnson
  • February 13th day 1800 married John Kennedy to Sarah McCoun

George Smith, Minister

Jessamine County Clerk’s Office

Brown Family Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery

Brown Family Plot – Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

George I. Brown was born in Virginia in 1784.  He bought property in Jessamine County, Kentucky – quite a lot since his real estate was valued at $54,000 in 1850.  George married Sarah Perry, November 17, 1809, in Woodford County, Kentucky.  They had two sons, George and Moreau Brown.

Sarah, wife of G. I. Brown, born September 30, 1789, died May 6, 1832.

Sarah Brown died in 1832, and the next year George married Catharine W. McKinney, June 6, 1833, in Woodford County.  Since both wives came from this county perhaps there were family members living there.

In the 1850 census of Jessamine County George, 65, is listed as a farmer, born in Virginia.  Wife Catherine is 46.  Their three children are Mary Hannah, 15; William, 12; and Sally, 9.

George I. Brown, born December 11, 1784, died March 14, 1856.

Catherine lived another nine years before dying in 1867.

Catherine W., wife of G. I. Brown, born October 25, 1802, died October 2, 1867.

From this angle you can see son Moreau Brown’s gravestone on the right – with the statue at the top – and son George Brown’s would be on the left, next to the beautiful gravestone of his wife, Anne Hemphill.  A better view is in the first photo of this article.