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1800-1801 Marriage Returns By Rev. Thomas Hill – Pulaski County

Friday, since it was so hot and humid, instead of a cemetery Ritchey and I chose to visit two courthouses – Casey County in Liberty, and Pulaski County in Somerset.  Casey County’s courthouse was old and beautifully built in 1888.  Pulaski County boasts a new courthouse built in 1975.

I share a page of marriage returns by Rev.Thomas Hill, dated 1800-1801.  I don’t believe these are original records.  The handwriting throughout is the same and doesn’t look like it was written in 1800.  Perhaps the originals were in such bad shape they decided to write down the information.  I’m just happy we have this.  Many of the early marriage bonds were lost, some pages looked like they were nibbled by mice – and these were dated in the 1880’s.

Later more information on the two courthouses we visited.

Pulaski County

I hereby certify that

  • on the 30th day of December 1800, I joined together Barnard Housman and Elizabeth Couchran
  • on the 19th day of February 1801, Charles Walker and Matilda Stephens, likewise John Taylor and Sally Harmon
  • on the 9th day of April 1801, John Wolverton and Anna Hanks
  • on the 21st day of August 1801, John Blackridge and Minah Newby
  • on the 6th day of October 1801, John Eastham and Polly Dunham
  • on the 7th day of October 1801, John Cooper and Polly McCown and also John Macninth and Patsy Cooper
  • on the 19th day of August 1801, Abner McWhorter and Polly Spencer
  • on the 17th day of December 1801, Amos Spencer and Polly Meek
  • on the 19th day of January 1801, William Allen and Polly Burns
  • on the 23rd day of February 1801, Thomas Jarvis and Nancy Ingram
  • on the 5th day of March 1801, Thomas Scott and Elizabeth Jones

Thomas Hill

The foregoing lists of marriage was returned to my office as Clerk of the Pulaski County Court by the Reverend Thomas Hill and the same has been duly recorded in my office.

Att. Will Fox, C.P.

Civil War Deaths – March 7 to May 28, 1862

It was very moving to type the following death records.  Civil War soldiers from the Kentucky Infantry and Cavalry, a few men whose last names began with the letter T, one page from a book of many.  Of the 24 men on this list only 8 were killed in battle or of a gun shot wound.  The rest were victims of typhoid fever, pneumonia, bronchitis or other diseases.  It seems such a waste of precious life.  God bless these men who gave everything for their country – and all those who continue to do so today.

Civil War Deaths – March 7 to May 28, 1862

Kentucky Infantry and Cavalry

  • Robert Tober, Private, Co. H., 12 Ky Inf., died March 11, 1862, at G. H. No. 2&3, Nashville, Tennessee, of typhoid fever.
  • John Taylor, Private, Co. E., 12 Ky Inf., died March 13, 1862, at G. H. No. 5, at Louisville, Kentucky, of remittent fever.
  • B. F. Toombs, Private, Co. B, 15 Ky Inf., died March 25, 1862, at G. H. No. 6, Nashville, Tennessee, of typhoid fever.
  • Calvin Trent, Private, Co. K, 21 Ky Inf., died March 7, 1862, at Camp McClellan, of typhoid fever.
  • Erastus Taber, Private, Co. E, 22 Ky Inf., died March 22, 1862, G. H. Ashland, Kentucky, of typhoid fever.
  • Samuel Taylor, Private, Co. J, 3 Ky Cal., died March 17, 1862, G. H. No. 4, Nashville, Tennessee, of bronchitis.
  • Benjamin Tinsley, Private, Co. D, 6 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, killed in battle.
  • Richard L. Thornton, Color Securer, Co. K, 6 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, killed in battle.
  • Charles R. Tate, 1st Sergeant, Co. C, 9 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, killed in battle.
  • Thomas Turner, Private, Co. H, 9 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, fatal wound of chest at Shiloh.
  • Thomas Turner, Private, Co. K, 9 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, gun shot.
  • John T. Thompson, Private, Co. E, 11 Ky Inf., died April 27, 1862 at the regimental hospital, congestive fever.
  • Philip Tromwill, Private, Co C, 14 Ky Inf., died April 2, 1862, at 18 Brig. H., Ashland, Kentucky, of com. con.
  • Walter Taylor, Private, Co. C, 17 Ky Inf., died April 8, 1862, at Regimental Hospital, of pneumonia.
  • William Thompson, Private, Co. A, 21 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Lexington, Kentucky, no cause given.
  • Elias Thorp, Private, Co. H, 22 Ky Inf., died April 1, 1862, 18 Brig. H., Ashland, Kentucky, of pneumonia.
  • John A. Thompson, Private, Co. B, 25 Ky Inf., died April 23, at 4 St. G. H., St. Louis, Missouri, of typhoid fever.
  • John Taner, Private, Co. G, 26 Ky Inf., died April 19, City G. H., St. Louis, Missouri, of gun shot wound.
  • J. Ticknor, Private, Co. G., 26 Ky Inf., no death date given, of mortal wound in chest.
  • L. L. Tomlinson, Private, 4 Ky Cav., Died April 2, 1862, G. L. No. 2, Bardstown, Kentucky, of gonorrhea.
  • Thomas Thresher, Corporal, Co. E, 5 Ky Inf., died May 4, 1862, G. H. No. 2, Nashville, Tennessee, of typhoid fever.
  • J. Thomas J. Turner, Private, Co. G, 13 Ky Inf., died May 28, 1862, Gothic H., Paducah, Kentucky, of debility.
  • Hezekiah Tabor, Corporal, Co. D, 20 Ky Inf., died May 2, 1862, at St. Luke’s G. H., Paducah, Kentucky, of gun shot wound.
  • Isaac Tillery, Private, Co. A, 24 Ky Inf., died May 16, 1862, at G. H. No. 1, Louisville, Kentucky, of acute colitis.

Today In Genealogy History – November 25

Susan Clark Edwards and John Cotton Taylor were married 185 years ago – November 25, 1828 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Susan was the daughter of Edward Barber Edwards and Nancy Linton.  John was the son of John Taylor and Mary Ann Hawkins.  Susan and John had 4 children:  Catherine Elizabeth, Edward Edwards, Benjamin Springer and Margaret Ann Taylor.

Today In Genealogy History – September 12

John Cotton Taylor died 144 years ago – September 12, 1869 – in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.  John was the son of John Taylor and Mary Ann Hawkins, born in 1795, in Loudoun County, Virginia.  He married first Susan Clark Edwards, November 25, 1828, in Washington County, Kentucky.  John and Susan had 4 children:  Catherine Elizabeth, Edward Edwards, Benjamin Springer and Margaret Ann Taylor.  After her death John married Susan Kimberlain, February 4, 1848.  They had 2 daughters:  Mary Louisa and Sarah Susan Taylor.  The family moved to Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, about 1859.

Suit of Robert Buchan Against William Whitely

The John Taylor in the following deed is my 4th great-grandfather.  His mother, Susanna Compton Taylor, was the second wife of Henry Taylor, John being their only child.  William Whitely was Susanna Compton’s first husband.

Loudoun County Deed Book I – 1771-1773

pp. 178-179

To all to whom these presents shall come William Ellzey of County of Prince William, Attorney for Robert Buchan of the Province of Maryland, sendeth greeting. Whereas said William Ellzey prosecuted a suit for said Robert Buchan against William Whitely, upon a bond and recovered judgement, and sued out a fiere facias and executed, two slaves, viz., Judy and Lydia, in which Susanna Taylor claimed property and sued out a writ of replevin to buy the title thereof, but upon trial thereof it was adjudged they were liable to said Robert Buchan to satisfy his debt and costs aforesaid. Now know ye that I, the said William Ellzey, as Attorney for Robert Buchan having received of John Taylor, son of said Susanna, the full amount of said execution being one hundred and ten pounds current money at the desire of William Whitely, signified by their signing and sealing these presents, do bargain and sell unto John Taylor said two slaves, Judy and Lydia, and their future increase to have and to hold said slaves unto John Taylor, his heirs and assigns. In testimony whereof as well the said William Ellzey, Attorney of said Robert Buchan, as the said Susanna Taylor and william Whitely have hereunto set their hands and seals this 24th day of November 1772.

W. Ellzey, Susanna Taylor, William Whitely

In the presence of George Summers, William Lane, Henry Taylor, Joshua Taylor

At a court continued and held for Loudoun County March 24th 1773

This bill of sale was acknowledged by William Ellzey and William Whitely on their parts to be their acts and deeds, and proved on the part of Susanna Taylor by the oaths of Henry Taylor and Joshua Taylor, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded.

John Cotton Taylor Family Sheet

Family Group Sheet for John Cotton Taylor

Husband: John Cotton Taylor
Birth: 1795 in Virginia
Death: 12 Sep 1869 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Marriage: 25 Nov 1828 in Washington County, KY
Mother: Mary Ann “Molly” Hawkins
Father: John Taylor

Wife: Susan Clark Edwards
Birth: 1797
Death: 02 Dec 1836 in Washington County, KY
Mother: Nancy Linton
Father: Edward Barber Edwards

Children:

Name: Catherine Elizabeth Taylor
Birth: 13 Jan 1830 in Washington County, Kentucky
Death: 28 May 1910 in Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: 23 Mar 1852 in Washington County, Kentucky
Spouse: Edward Edwards Linton

Name: Edward Edwards Taylor
Birth: 16 Dec 1831 in Washington County, KY
Death: 15 Aug 1862 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO

Name: Benjamin Springer Taylor
Birth: 30 Nov 1833 in Washington County, KY
Death: 1880 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Martha Jane Janes

Name: Margaret Ann Taylor
Birth: 08 Jun 1836 in Washington County, KY
Death: 05 Jan 1909 in Washington County, KY
Marriage: 24 Jan 1884 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: David Hennessy

Today In Genealogy History – November 25, 2012

Susan Clark Edwards and John Cotton Taylor were married 184 years ago – November 25, 1828 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Susan was the daughter of Edward Barber Edwards and Nancy Linton.  John was the son of John Taylor and Mary Ann Hawkins.  Both families were originally from Loudoun County, Virginia.  Susan and John had 4 children:  Catherine Elizabeth, Edward Edwards, Benjamin Springer and Margaret Ann Taylor.