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Pirtle – Litching 1804 Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, George Pirtle and James Litching, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current  money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said governor and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of February 1804.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound George Pirtle and Polly Litching for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

George Pirtle, James Litching

Witness, John Reed

These are to certify that I give my full consent to a marriage shortly intended between George Pirtle and my daughter Polley and that license issue accordingly.  Given under my hand this 20 day February 1804.

Susannah Litching, Guardian

James Litching, Anthony Litching

To the Clerk of Washington County

1799 Seal – Craven Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Barnett Seal and Charles Vessels, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 15th day of August 1799.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Barnett Seal and Elizabeth Craven, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Barnett Seal, Charles Vessels

Sir, please to grant license for the marriage of Barnett Seal and my daughter, Elizabeth Craven, and oblige your friend.

Jeremiah Craven

August the 15th 1799

Teste.  George Graves, John Gibson

John Reed, Clerk of Washington Court

Washington County, Kentucky

A History of My Edwards Family – From Maryland to Virginia to Kentucky

$300 one day after date I promise to pay Nancy Edwards three hundred dollars for value received this 15th 1840                             Benjamin Edwards

Received of Theodore Clarkson and Martha his wife, late Edwards, Catherine Edwards and Sarah Edwards, heirs and devisees of Benjamin M. Edwards, deceased, three hundred dollars in full of a note for that sum heretofore appended, which I held on said B. M. Edwards and on which I have not exacted or charged any interest, the same has not been paid to me in money but by the receipts of said devisees and heirs to me for so much as advanced and paid to them in part of their share of the estate in my hands as widow of their father, Edward B. Edwards, deceased, August 9, 1855.

                                                                  Nancy Edwards

Attest.  J. L. Edwards

This old document was part of my grandmother’s genealogy – some of the best things were handed down and saved!  It concerns money from the estate of Edward Barber Edwards – husband to Nancy, and father to Benjamin, Martha, Catherine and Sarah, heirs mentioned in this note and the will of Edward Barber Edwards.

Edward Barber Edwards and Nancy Linton were pioneers to Washington County, Kentucky, arriving in 1816.  Edward was the son of Jonathan Edwards and Sarah Barber, born in Maryland April 21, 1768.  His family moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, about the time of the Revolution where he met and married Nancy, daughter of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Mason.  Nancy was born about 1778.

Five of Edward and Nancy Edwards’ children were born in Loudoun County – Susan Clark in 1797, John L. in 1800, Catherine Kitural in 1805, Jonathan Joseph in 1805, Benjamin Mason in 1809 and Mary Jane in 1814.  The last two daughters were born in Washington County – Martha L. in 1817 and Sarah Barber in 1822.

Edward Edwards died in 1824.  His will was written January 16th of that year and proved in court March 8th.  Nancy lived another 37 years, raising the children.  She died July 2, 1861.

Five of their children married, four producing grandchildren for Edward and Nancy.

Susan Clark Edwards married John Compton Taylor November 25, 1828.  They are my 3rd great-grandparents.  They had four children before her death in 1836 – Catherine Elizabeth Taylor (my 2nd great-grandmother), Edward Edwards Taylor, Benjamin Springer Taylor and Margaret Ann Taylor.

John L. Edwards married Mildred L. Linton, a cousin, October 13, 1831, in Logan County.  John brought his bride back to his home in Washington County.  They had one daughter, Lucretia Edwards.

Jonathan Joseph Edwards married Nancy Millie Linton (a cousin – must have been confusing since both brothers’ wives went by Millie!) July 20, 1829.  They had seven children – Alfred, Lucretia, John L., Susan, Edward, William and Ben Edwards.  To make things even more confusing Ben married his cousin, Lucretia, better known as Lucy.

Mary Jane Edwards married James Caleb Janes May 29, 1832.  They had no children but helped raise great-nieces and nephews.

Martha L. Edwards married Stephen Theodore Clarkson June 19, 1848.  The couple had five children – Edwin Barber Clarkson, Francis Polin Clarkson, Annie Clarkson, Margaret Mason Clarkson and Sidney Albertus Clarkson.

This photograph was made in 1901 during an Edwards, Linton, Clarkson reunion.  The three older women seated in the middle of the photograph are Mary Jane Edwards Janes (in the high back chair), to her left is her sister Sarah Barber Edwards and to her right is Catherine Elizabeth Taylor Linton, their niece and child of their sister, Susan Clark Edwards Taylor.  Three of Catherine Taylor Linton’s children are in the photo – the man standing directly behind her is son John Edgar Linton and to his right, daughter Alice Clark Linton.  The woman standing at the extreme left of the photo, as you look at it, is youngest daughter Frances Barber Linton Montgomery, my great-grandmother, with husband Robert E. Lee Montgomery, and daughters Alice, my grandmother, the oldest, standing in front of her father, and Margaret, Laura and Lillie.  The woman seated close to the Linton/Montgomery family is Lucy Edwards, a niece of the two Edward sisters and wife of Ben Edwards, and the man standing behind her is Bill Edwards.  Susie Edwards, another niece, is seated behind Sarah Barber Edwards.  The Clarkson family is on the right of the photo as you look at it.

Peter Goatley’s 1854 Will Names All Thirteen Children – Washington County

Peter Goatley and Sinai Hickerson had thirteen children who survived their father and were named in his will.  Daughters who were married are listed with their husband’s surname.  The following is a list of their children, spouses and marriage dates if known.

  1. John Goatley – Nancy Anna Reed – April 7, 1834.
  2. Nancy Goatley – Peter Barlow – February 16, 1831.
  3. William Goatley – Matilda Toon – August 1, 1833.
  4. Thomas Goatley – Rebecca Ann Mock – October 9, 1838.
  5. Mason J. Goatley – Harriet Rebecca Dickerson – July 23, 1846.
  6. Louisa Goatley – Richard P. Toon – August 23, 1842.  He died before 1854.
  7. Savilla Ann Goatley – John T. Hardin – December 13, 1866.
  8. Robert P. Goatley
  9. Emily Jane Goatley
  10. Susan Goatley – Nathan H. Janes – January 24, 1861
  11. Julia Ann Goatley
  12. Jane Marie Goatley
  13. Elizabeth Goatley – James Thomas Hayden

Many members of this family are buried in Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Cemetery in Washington County.

Will of Peter Goatley

Washington County Will Book K, Pages 186-187

In the name of God, amen.  I, Peter Goatley, of Washington County and State of Kentucky, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make this my last will and testament in words following, to wit –

Item 1st.  I give and bequeath unto my wife, Sinai Goatley, and my daughters, Louisa Toon and her three children and Savilia Ann Goatley and Emily Jane Goatley, Susan Goatley, Jane Maria Goatley and Julia Ann Goatley, and to my son Robert P. Goatley, all the above named heirs are at present living with me, all my land, excepting the land I purchased of John Withrow and wife, also all my slaves and their increase, and all of my personal estate excepting what will pay my just debts.  I wish it distinctly understood that the above named property, both real and personal and mixed is entirely under the control and management of my son, Robert P. Goatley, who is to have the care of the other heirs above named during their single lives and I wish it also understood they are to remain here and have their support while single, all the land, slaves and personal estate above named, after supporting my wife and daughters above named during their single life, it is to be held and owned by my son, Robert P. Goatley, by his giving to each of my daughters now single a horse, saddle and bridle, a cow and bed and six head of sheep, provided they should marry.  I give to my son John Goatley a horse, saddle and bridle, cow and calf, a bed and bedding and sheep, amounting to one hundred and fifty dollars, which property he received when he married.  I give to my son William Goatley one hundred and fifty dollars worth of property, which he received when he married.  I give to my daughter Nancy Barlow one hundred and fifty dollars worth of property, which she received when she married.  I give to my son Thomas Goatley one hundred and fifty dollars worth of property, which he received when he married.  Owing to his affliction I give the interest I hold in the Withrow land to him also.  I give to my daughter Louisa Toon one hundred and fifty dollars worth of property, which she received when she married.  I give to my son Mason J. Goatley one hundred and fifty dollars worth of property, which he received when he married.  I give to my daughter Elizabeth Hayden one hundred and fifty dollars worth of property, which she received when she married.  I also wish it understood that my daughter Louisa Toon above mentioned is only to have a home here and maintenance for her and her children during her single life.  If she should marry, Robert P. Goatley is not to give her anything after her marriage, but if her children should remain with my son Robert P. Goatley until they are of age, then my son Robert is to school them and give them a horse, saddle and bridle.  I also, as a part of my will, appoint my son Robert P. Goatley as

the Executor of my last will and testament, and wish him to act without giving bond and security to the County Court.  I also provide that if my son Robert should die before my daughters that are now single should marry, they are still to remain in possession of the property, and my son Mason J. Goatley is to manage and have the care of them and property while they remain single, provided he is living.  In testimony where of I sign, seal and deliver in the presence of                    September 19th 1854

Peter Goatley

Witnesses Murray Walker, Robert Walker, Thomas Reed

Washington County

At a County Court held for Washington County at the Courthouse in Springfield on the 21st day of February 1859, this last will and testament of Peter Goatley, deceased, was produced in court and proven by the oath of Robert Walker, a subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded, which is accordingly done in Will Book K, page 186.  Given under my hand this 23rd day of February 1859.

R. S. Peters, Clerk

 

Allin – McElroy Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Robert Allin and John Reed, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made, to the said governor and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day of August 1797.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Robert Allin and Polly McElroy, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage than this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Robert Allin, John Reed

Witness, Henry Hardin

We hereby certify that is with our consent that a marriage license shall issue for Polly McElroy and Robert Allin.  In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 7th of August 1797.

James McElroy, Peggy McElroy

Teste.  James Allin, Barbary Allin

 

Crawford and Ewing Families in Mercer, Washington, Boyle and Marion Counties

Cyrus Crawford, born December 3, 1802, died September 23, 1855.  Mahala F., daughter of Harrison and Ruth Walker, & wife of Cyrus Crawford, born April 1, 1811, died January 22, 1857.  They were married May 25, 1837.  Perryville Cemetery, Boyle County, Kentucky.Samuel Crawford, born November 4, 1787, died August 14, 1868.

In the Perryville Cemetery, Boyle County, there are graves of two brothers – Samuel and Cyrus Crawford – and their wives.  The brothers were the sons of Thomas Crawford and Mary Ewing, both from Chester County, Pennsylvania.  When they moved to this area Boyle was still part of Mercer County, not becoming a county until 1842.  Both Crawford and Ewing families moved to Kentucky, settling in Mercer and Washington, and after the formation of Boyle and Marion, some families were in the areas that became the two new counties.  The two families intermarried – Samuel Crawford married his first cousin, Catherine Ewing, daughter of Samuel Ewing and Margaret McMichael.  Samuel’s brother Thomas married Catherine’s sister, Rebecca.

Samuel Crawford, born November 14, 1787, died August 14, 1863.

Catherine, wife of Samuel Crawford, born March 21, 1790, died July 10, 1861, aged 71 years, 3 months, 19 days.

Since there are so many intertwined marriages, and these families are so interesting, I checked the Mercer County marriages for any with these two names.

  • James Crawford married Catherine Miller, December 7, 1794. Bondsman, William Crawford.  Bride’s parents, John and Sarah Miller.
  • John Crawford married Ethe Jones, December 7, 1796. Bride’s father, Mason Jones.
  • William Crawford married Mary Pryor, May 18, 1798. Bride’s father, John Pryor.
  • John Ewing married Eleanor Reilly, November 8, 1798. Bride’s parents, Barnabas and Anne Reilly.
  • Thomas Ewing married Margaret Tilford, June 1, 1790.
  • William Ewing married Margaret Paulson, December 24, 1790. Bondsman, Thomas Crawford, who certifies the bride is 21.
  • Jesse Durham married Elizabeth Ewing, March 5, 1810. Bondsman, Samuel Ewing.
  • James Gilbertson married Eliza Crawford, March 21, 1808. Bondsman, Thomas Crawford.
  • Nathan H. Hall married Ann Crawford, July 14, 1807. Bondsman, Thomas Crawford.
  • John McAfee married Margaret Ewing, February 27, 1798. Bondsman, Samuel Ewing.
  • George Crawford married Elizabeth Embree, March 15, 1815.
  • James Crawford married Judith wood, February 10, 1812. Bride’s father, James Woods.
  • John Crawford married Abigail McFatrich, April 1, 1824. Bondsman, William E. Crawford.  Daughter of William and Abigail (Steen) McFatrich.
  • Samuel Crawford married Catherine Ewing, November 4, 1814. Bondsman, Samuel Ewing.
  • Thomas Crawford married Rebecca Ewing, May 6, 1816. Bondsman, Samuel Crawford.
  • Thomas Crawford, Jr., married Sarah Shearl, July 6, 1824.
  • Thomas J. Crawford married Margaret Crawford, March 4, 1816. Bondsman, Thomas Crawford.
  • William Crawford married Jane Vandike, July 24, 1822.
  • Baker F. Ewing married Sarah M. Durham, November 11, 1823. Bondsman, John L. Ewing.
  • John Ewing married Betsy may, October 30, 1817.
  • John Bohon married Mary Crawford, October 7, 1818. Bondsman, William Crawford, makes oath his sister Polly is 21 years old.
  • Jacob Crow married Mary Crawford, February 26, 1820. Bride’s Father, Thomas Crawford.  W. E. Crawford.
  • William McElroy married Catherine Crawford, February 2, 1811. Bondsman, Thomas Crawford.
  • George Stevenson married Margaret Crawford, April 16, 1811. Bride’s mother, Eleanor Crawford.  Hugh Crawford.

Washington County Marriages

  • a. Crawford married A. P. Flournoy, January 31, 1884.
  • Leroy Crawford married Josephine Patix, July 3, 1883.
  • John Crawford married Sarah McElroy, March 10, 1817.
  • Thomas Crawford married Laura Durham, October 18,1876.
  • E. Crawford married Mary Gum, June 2, 1887.
  • William Crawford married Susanna Graves, February 8, 1859.
  • William E. Crawford married Esther McElroy, November 23, 1825.
  • Charles Ewing married Henrietta Hayden, February 19, 1805.
  • Henry Ewing married Susan Grundy, September 23, 1824.
  • F. Ewing married Margaret E. Creager, April 18, 1862.
  • James C. Ewing married Mattie E. Short, May 14, 1874.
  • James Ewing married Mary Wicker, October 22, 1833.
  • James Ewing married Sally Clark, March 5, 1823.
  • James T. Ewing married Jennie D. Brown, March 25, 1885.
  • John Ewing married Eleanor Kelly, November 1798.
  • John T. Ewing married Amanda Thompson, January 2, 1855.
  • Samuel Ewing married Sarena White, October 12, 11864.
  • Samuel Ewing married Susan Lewis, December 9, 1821.
  • William Y. Ewing married Ann Reid, October 12, 1810.
  • Daniel Edelen married Julia Crawford, December 12, 1876.
  • Edelen married Charlotte Crawford, September 3, 1874.
  • Gabriel E. Nall married Maria T. Crawford, February 10, 1851.
  • John W. Skeins married Lavinia Crawford, March 17, 1863.
  • John O. Ball married Margaret Ewing, May 27, 1844.
  • George W. Bates married Mary E. Ewing, February 6, 1850.
  • Craven Belcher married Margaret Ewing, August 1798.
  • Dabney C. Cosby married Lydia Ewing, April 29, 1813.
  • William Edmondson married Martha Ewing, December 8, 1831.
  • Levi Funk married Sarah Ewing, September 15, 1827.
  • Thomas Head married Anne Ewing, November 29, 1814.
  • John Huff married Mariah Ewing, May 13, 1840.
  • Charles Norris married Nancy Ewing, January 10, 1822.
  • John N. Nourse married Rachel C. Ewing, May 8, 1828.
  • George W. Parrish married Arena F. Ewing, June 14, 1877.
  • John C. Riley married Mary Ewing, December 21, 1820.
  • William E. Riley married Elizabeth Ann Ewing, April 20, 1846.
  • Samuel Rubles married Susanna Ewing, May 19, 1858.
  • Daniel Thompson married Polly Ewing, May 13, 1813.

More information about these families will be forthcoming.

1811-1812 Marriage Returns of Thomas Clelland of Washington County

I do hereby certify that I have joined together in the marriage relations the following persons agreeably to licenses issued from the office of the Clerk of Washington County, viz.

  • George W. Hively and Polly Way – March 11th, 1811
  • John Wade and Esther Muldrough – September 17th, 1811
  • Elijah Wilson and Jemimah Gilkie – October 29th, 1811
  • Jacob Houts and Nancy Barnes – December 24th, 1811
  • John Sandusky and Martha E. Hundly – December 26th, 1811
  • Bennett Marples and Eliza Catlin – December 31st, 1811
  • George Drane and Polly Lawrence – January 9th, 1812
  • James Cochren and Anne Calvert – March 10th, 1812

Given under my hand this 10th of March 1812.

                           Thomas Clelland

Washington County, Kentucky