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1870 Will of Samuel Goodwin Vittitow – Nelson County

Samuel Goodwin Vittitow, 1798-1884, son of Samuel and Mary Vittitow, married Elizabeth Miller, 1802-1842, daughter of Samuel Miller, 10 July 1819.  Samuel Goodwin and Elizabeth (Miller) Vittitow had the following children:

  1. William F., b. 1821, who married Sarah Vittitow, daughter of William Vittitow and Elizabeth Protsman.
  2. Samuel Miller, b. 1824, who married Evelyn Willett, daughter of George W. S. Willett and Nancy Hancock, on 19 October 1854.
  3. Eliza A., 1825-1855, who married William H. Duncan.
  4. John T., 1826-1854, who married Eleanor Miller.
  5. Nancy, b. 1830.
  6. Mary, b. 1834, who married Thomas Carter on 26 December 1853.

September 1, 1842, Samuel Goodwin Vittitow married Sarah Birkhead, 1810-1876, daughter of Abraham Birkhead and Mary Allen.  They had four children:

  1. Abraham Birkhead, b. 1843, who married Mary Frances Carlisle, 19 November 1867
  2. Squire Plenne, 1845-1927, who married Mary Frances Norris, daughter of George Washington Norris and Martha Ann Newton, 31 March 1873.
  3. James Henry Harrison, 1847-1883, who married Nancy G. Carlile, 1873-1906, daughter of John Carlile.
  4. Elizabeth Ann Maria, 1851-1921, who married John Jacob Ehrbar of Switzerland about 1887.

Will of Samuel G. Vittitow

Nelson County Will Book 19, Page 119

I, Samuel G. Vittitow, of the County of Nelson and State of Kentucky, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

1st.  It is my will and desire that my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of my estate.

2nd.  I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Sarah M. Vittitow, all of my personal property of every kind and description after the payment of my debts.  I also will her my debts that may be owing to me at my death to be hers forever.  I also will her my farm upon which I now live during her natural life and at her death to go to my four children by her, to wit, Abraham B. Vittitow, Squire P. Vittitow, James H. H. Vittitow and Elizabeth Ann W. Vittitow, having heretofore given to my other children all I am able to give them.  I will them nothing more.

3rd.  I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Sarah M. Vittitow, executrix to this my last will and testament, August 24, 1870.

Samuel G. Vittitow

Teste.  Silvester Johnson, J. B. Beeler

Nelson County Court, April Term, Monday April 14, 1884

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Samuel G. Vittitow, deceased, was produced in Court and duly proven by the oath of Silvester Johnson, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who also proved the fact that said paper was duly signed by testator, and by J. B. Beeler, the other subscribing witness to same in the presence of and at the request of testator and in the presence of each other.  Whereupon said writing was ordered to be recorded as the true last will and testament of said Samuel G. Vittitow, deceased.

Att. Wm. H. Rowan, Clerk, By W. J. Dalmazzo, Deputy Clerk

William Y. Linton – Louisa M. Willett 1858 Marriage

William Yerby Linton was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead, grandson of Captain John Linton.  Louisa A. Willett was the daughter of George W. Willett and Nancy Hancock.  William first married Mary Hagan, with whom he had six children.  She died in 1857, and the next year he married Louisa.  Louisa and William had five children before her death in 1865. 

Scan_Pic0242Marriage Bond

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be it known that we, William Y. Linton as principal, and [James H. Willett] as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

The Condition of this Bond is as Follows:

That, whereas, Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound William Y. Linton and Louisa M. Willett.

Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, this 13th day of February, 1868

William Y. Linton

James H. Willett

B. L. Blakey

Margaret Willett and Moses F. Linton


Margaret Willett, wife of Moses Linton, March 5, 1830 – March 10, 1908  Gethsemani Abbey Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky

Today is the 163rd anniversary of the marriage of Margaret Willett, daughter of George W. S. Willett and Nancy Hancock, and Moses F. Linton, son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead.

Margaret and Moses had both previously been married, their spouses dying at a young age, and leaving no children.  Moses first married Nancy Hagan, a daughter of Edward and Mary Hagan, August 16, 1838.  His brother William Yerby Linton was married to Nancy Hagan’s sister, Mary Hagan.  Margaret Willett first married John L. Kennedy November 9, 1848, in Nelson County.  He died within a year.

Moses and Margaret had 10 children:  William Franklin, Mary Louisa Ann, John Kennedy, Joseph Charles Fenton, Susan Jane, Moses Filmore, Regina, James Curtis, Ruth Ann and Margaret Linton.  The Linton farm was part of the boundary of Gethsemani Abbey.  Many family members are buried there; Nancy’s stone is shown above.  However, Moses Linton’s grave is not to be found.  Perhaps he was buried on the farm.  He died April 4, 1876.

Abbey Map

This is a map of the property of Gethsemani Abbey.  If you look in the upper right-hand corner you will see the name Moses Linton.  His brother owned property in the lower right-hand corner listed as Mr. Linton.

Moses Linton was born in Washington County, Kentucky, his father emigrated from Loudoun County, Virginia, blazing the trail for the rest of the family soon to follow.  Moses F. Linton was the grandson of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Nancy Mason.  Margaret lived another 32 years, caring for the children and the grandchildren that were soon to follow.

A list of their children and spouses:

  • William Franklin Linton married Catherine Welsh, January 27, 1879, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky
  • Mary Louisa Ann Linton married George Napoleon Nalley, May 26, 1879.
  • John Kennedy Linton married Jane McCarthy.
  • Joseph Charles Fenton Linton married Annie McCarthy
  • Susan Jane Linton married William Eugene Shircliff, May 2, 1893.
  • Moses Filmore Linton, Jr., married Sarah Ann Vittitow, April 21, 1902.
  • Regina Linton did not marry.
  • James Curtis Linton married Eliza Josephine Linton, March 8, 1871.
  • Ruth Ann Linton married George Albert Burba, November 19, 1901.
  • Margaret Linton married Anthony Burns, January 25, 1909.

Today In Genealogy History – November 9, 2012

Margaret Willett and John L. Kennedy were married 164 years ago – November 9, 1848 – in Nelson County, Kentucky.  Margaret was the daughter of George W. S. Willett and Nancy Hancock.  John and Margaret were married less than a year before he died.  She married Moses F. Linton in 1850; they raised a large family together.

Louisa Mary Willett – William Yerby Linton Marriage Certificate

Louisa Mary Willett and William Yerby Linton were married February 16, 1858, in Nelson County, Kentucky.  Louisa was the daughter of George W. S. Willett and Nancy Hancock.  William was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead.  This was a second marriage for William and a first marriage for Louisa.  They had 5 children:  Joseph Charles, James Monroe, Marie Sophronia, Vienna Fanny and William Francis Linton.  Louisa died in 1865.  William lived almost another 30 years.

Today In Genealogy History – September 2, 2011

Margaret Willett and Moses Filmore Linton were married 161 years ago – September 2, 1850 – in Nelson County, Kentucky.  Margaret was the daughter of George W. S. Willett and Nancy Hancock.  Moses was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead.   Margaret and Moses had ten children:  William Franklin, Mary Louisa Ann, John Kennedy, Joseph Charles Fenton, Susan Jane, Moses Filmore, Jr., Regina, James Curtis, Ruth Ann and Margaret.