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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Odd Naming of Children #genealogy #kentuckypioneers

The Odd Naming of Children

Sir Francis DrakeThere is a Sir Francis Drake last will and testament in Logan County dated 1814. He was born in Cumberland, Virginia and appear to be descended from the famous Sir Francis Drake of England. Probably this sort of naming with the first name as "Sir Francis" to a child is a reminder to the heirs of descent from a prominent figure in time. Even the less obvious names seem to have great meaning within the family structure. I recently analyzed the naming of every child in a certain family. Some were given surnames as the first name. The experience was eye-opening once I examined the families in the same county with those surnames. Eventually, I was able to discover the name of the grandmother who never married, but had seven children by the same father. Tracing that particular lineage took me to a Revolutionary War Soldier from Abbeville, South Carolina to Henry County, Georgia. Once I prepared his family group sheet listing all of the children, the identity of the unmarried daughter (who had the illegitimate children) became apparent. 

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Logan Co. KY Wills, Estates, Genealogy #kentuckypioneers

Images of Logan County Wills, Estates, Distributions, Guardianships

Map of Logan County

The county of Logan was formed in 1792 and was named after Benjamin Logan, second in command of the Kentucky Militia during the Revolutionary War. The territory first stretched from the Mississippi River in the west to the Little Barren River in the east. The county seat is Russellville. 

Indexes to Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Distributions
  • Book A, 1795 to 1817
  • Book B, 1815 to 1823
  • Book C, 1823 to 1827
  • Book D, 1827 to 1831
Images of Logan County Wills and Estates Book A, 1795 to 1817 

Adams, E. Allen, Beverley Allen, Reuben* Anderson, Thomas* Anigel, George* Arnold, John* Ashley, William* Baker, Robert* Barnard, William R.* Barton, James* Barnett, William* Barton, James* Bayley, Thomas* Bell, John* Bennett, William* Bernard, Heningham* Bernard, John* Bernard, William* Bowie, Patsy* Boyd, Daniel* Boyle, Patrick* Britt, William* Brown, Jared* Brown, John* Browning, John* Bryant, Abraham* Burton, James* Campbell, George* Carlisle, Henry* Cavender, Thomas* Clark, William* Conner, William* Cook, John* Coreen, John* Crabtree, William* Cransden, William* Curry, John* Daniel, John* Davis, Keiza* Dawson, Redford* Drake, Sir Francis* Duncan, Benjamin* Edwards, Penelope Eley, Eli* Elliott, Thomas F.* Ewing, George* Ewing, John* Ewing, William* Ferguson, William* Fike, Malachi* Fisher, William* Fleming, Ralph* Foster, John* Frizzel, William* Furbanks, Robert* Gilbert, William* Gorham, Thomas* Graves, Frederick* Green, John* Hampton, Thomas* Hannah, David* Hawkins, James* Henderson, Thomas* Hendrick, Henry* Hendry, William* Henson, James* Herndon, James* Hinton, John* Holeman, James* Hollarton, Elizabeth* James, Isaac* Horton, William* Howard, James* Howe,, Levi* Hughs, Roland* Hughs, Rowland* Hunter, James* Johnson, John* Johnston, Nathan* Johnston, William* Jones, Aaron* Jones, Judson Kennerly, John* Kerr, Widow* Kown, L. W.* Lang, N.* Langston, Ragland* Lathem, Dickey* Lee, William* Lockhart, David* Lodge, Matthew* Lofland, William* Lowery, Samuel* Lowry, James* Lyon, John* Mayes, James* Mays, William* McCombs, Jesse* McIntosh, William* McKorne, James* McLean, Ephraim* McLean, Susana* McPherson, George* McPherson, John* McMerter, James G.* McReynolds, James* McReynolds, Robert* McReynolds, Samuel* Miller, James J.* Miller, Randle* Millikin, George* Mitchell, George* Moore, Jesse* W. Morgan, Abraham* Morgan, Jeremiah* Murrey, Michael* Ornforff, John* Phelps, Burges* Philips, William* Porter, Francis* Puntenny, Aquilla* Ragsdale, Frederick* Ragsdale, Sally* Reading, William* Reed, James* Renshaw, William* Roberts, Lina* Strader, Konrad* Stratton, William* Summers, Robert* Talkington, Elizabeth* Temple, Stephen* Thompson, Thomas* Tilghman, Stephen* Travis, Benjamin* Travis, Thomas* Turner, John* Waddle, John* Wallace, William* Ward, John* Ward, Michael* Warfield, Ann* Watson, John* West, James* Whitaker, Thomas* White, Isaac* White, John* White, Thomas* Whitsett, William* Wilcox, Josiah* Wilkins, Richard* Wilson, Josiah* Wilkerson, Joel* Wood, James* Wood, Lashly* Wood, Mason* Wood, Moses* Yarbrough, Jeremiah* Yarbrough, William* 

Images of Logan County Wills and Estates Book B, 1815 to 1823 

Adams, William* Aingells, George* Bailey, T. Baker, John* T. Bagley, P. Baker, Mary* Boone, Squire Boyle, Eleanor Breathitt, William* Breen, James* Britt, Eleanor Britt, William* Brown, Jacob* Brown, John* Browning, Isaac* Browning, John* Bryant, Absalom* Caldwell, Adam Campbell, George* Carlisle, Henry* Clark, William* Cloud, Daniel* Colbert, Samuel* Cook, Valentine Coulter, William* Crewion, Reuben* Curdy, Thomas* W. Dallum, Richard* Davis, William* Dumond, William* Duncan, Benjamin* Duncan, William* Davis, James* Drew, Warner* Duncan, James* Edwards, John* Foster, Anthony Foster, Lewis* Frayer, James* Gorham, Margaret Gorham, Thomas* Gray, Samuel* Hackersmith, Edward* Haddox, John* Haden, William Sr.* Hains, John* Hall, Alexander* Hall, James Slater* Hanley, Jonathan* Hannah, Elizabeth* Hansbrough, Smith* Harding, William* Harrison, John* Henderson, Lewis* Herndon, James* Hise, Frederick* Hogan, John* Holloway, John* Hopkins, Eprhraim* Howard, Lindsey* Hughes, James* Hughes, Rowland* Ingram, Joseph* Ingram, William* Inman, James* Jackson, Joseph* James, Thomas* James, Thomas W.* Johnson, Joseph* Johnson, Thomas* Johnston, David* Johnston, John* Johnston, Nathan* Jones, Aaron* Kellanghan, John* King, John* Langston, Ragland* Lewis, Waller* Ling, William* Lockhart, David* Lowry, John* Lyon, John* Martin, George* Maxwell, William Sr.* McAlister, James* McKain, James* McKinsey, Alexander* Medole, John* Milan, Roda* Miller, Andrew* Miller, John* Millikin, Harbison* Montgomery, Alexander* Morgan, Abner* Morgan, John* Morris, William* Murdin, Edward* Neely, David* Norris, James* Owings, Joshua* Perkins, James* Price, John* Price, William* Punting, Aquilla P.* Purbush, Robert* Reading, William* Roberd, Charles* Ross, John* Rowland, Micajah* Rust, Jacob* Smith, Absalom* Smith, Hansbrough* Steel, Robert* Stevens, Huldy* Taylor, William* Temple, Harman* Thompson, Henry* Thornberry, William* Townsen, A.* Venall, Tobias* Watson, John* Walker, David* Wallace, William* Wash, Thomas* West, Amos* Westray, Simon* Whitsett, William* Wilkins, Richard* Williams, Jesse* Wright, William* 

Images of Logan County Wills and Estates Book C, 1823 to 1827 

Arnold, John* Bagley, Elizabeth* Baker, Robert Jr.* Bell, Wright E.* Bowles, John* Burks, Nathan* Byrum, William* Carr, Nancy* Dallam, Richard* Dodson, William* Duval, William* Ewing, Reuben* Felts, Archibald* Frazer, James* Gilbert, Charles* Haden, John* Haden, Joseph* Harden, William* Henderson, Andrew* Hughes, John* Hughes, Rowland* Johnson, David* Lee, Elizabeth* Littlejohn, Samuel* Millikin, Nancy* Mize, William* Perkins, William* Poor, Robert* Price, John Sr.* Rice, Ignatius* Rice, John* Smith, James* Todd, Benjamin* Turner, Mary* Washburn, John* Wells, Catherine* Wells, Henry* West, Ann* B. Whitsett, Isaac* Williams, Jesse* Williams, John* Wilson, Isaac* Woodman, George* 

Images of Logan County Wills and Estates Book D, 1827 to 1831 

Allen, William* Angell, William* Arnold, John* Baker, Robert* Baker, William* Bantas, John* Bardy, W. C.* Barker, Ananias Sr.* Beakey, William W.* Bell, James* Bowen, Mary* Bowling, S. S.* Britt, William* Browder, Thomas* Browning, Abner* Browning, Bertha Ann* Browning, G. S.* Browning, John* Brumbaugh, Samuel* Byrom, John* Campbell, A. M.* Card, Joseph* Chastain, William* Cook, T.* Crabtree, Nancy* Creel, Mary* Daniel, Garnett* Day, Henry* Denson, Russell E.* Drew, Warner* Duncan, Abner* Dunlap, Archibald* Dunscombe, Samuel D.* Duval, Claburn* Ewing, William* Ewing, W. W.* Fairbush, William* Fitzhugh, Peter* Forgy, Samuel* Fortner, L.* Fortner, Martin* Foster, Edmund* Foster, orphans* Frazer, M.* Full, James S.* Gilbert, Martin* Gill, James* Gill, Presley* Gough, orphan* Graham, orphan* Gray, Joseph* Green, Hannah* Haden, James* Haden, Joseph* Hamilton, Joseph D.* Hamilton, Sally* Hardison, Gabriel* Henry, Elizabeth* Henry, William* Hogan, John* Hogan, Martin* Hogan, Rawleigh* Hoss, Susan* Hughes, John* Hull, Alexander* Huskett, Nathaniel* Ingram, William* Inman, Henry* Inman, orphan* James, Charles B.* James, John* Johnson, James* J. Johnston, Richard* Jones, John* Keaten, Joseph* Kelly, Martin* Kennedy, John W.* Kennedy, Philip* Kennedy, William* Kerry, Levin* King, Levin* Lee, Temperance W.* Limsbaugh, Daniel* Littlejohn, Samuel* Long, B. C.* Long, Frances B.* Mauzey, Henry* McCaleb, M.* McLean, L. D.* McLeod, William* Miller, Charlotte* Mimms, Robert* Morehead, Charles* Morgan, Rolly* Morton, Elijah Mosby, Robert* Moseley, Robert* Munday, William* Murdole, William* Neely, Charles* Ogden, John* Ogden, Mary* Ornsdorf, Christopher* Pace, William B.* Page, Nancy* Page, William* Paisley, Robert* Parks, David* Patterson, A.* Patterson, John* Perkins, James* Perkins, William* Perry, John* Perry, Thomas* Phelps, William* Poor, Robert* Price, John* Proctor, Charles* Roberts, Joseph* Robinson, Charles* Rogers, Reuben* Ross, Stephen* Rutherford, Stephen* Scott, William* Scott, William B.* Simms, Nazareth* Slaughter, Louise* Smith, James* Stribling, Thomas* Stubblefield, Thomas* Traughter, Elizabeth* Traughter, Henry* Traughter, William* Tunstell, Agnes* Turner, Henry O.* Turner, Karns* Vineyard, Elizabeth* Washburn, Philip* Waters, P.* Waters, R.* Wilkerson, Susannah& Williamson, Christopher* Wilson, Isaac* Wilson, orphans* Wolfe, Jesse* Woodhouse, Brewer* Wright, William* Zoubough, Henry 
Logan Co. KY Genealogy, Wills, Estates

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Garrard Co. Wills, Estates, Genealogy #kentuckypioneers

Garrard County Wills, Estates, Guardianhips, Annual Returns, Inventories, Settlements

Map of Garrard County

Garrard County was formed in 1796 and was named after James Garrard, the Governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804. The county seat is Lancaster. 

Indexes to Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Distributions
  • 1797 to 1805
  • 1807 to 1811
  • 1805 to 1809
Militia Records
  • Paymaster Records of 7th Regiment Kentucky Militia 1808 to 1813
Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories, Guardianships, Distributions, Book A, 1797 to 1805

Alford, John * Ball, John * Banks, Jones Banks, Levin * Banks, Lynn Banks, Samuel * Barbour, James* Blanton, Joshua Bowen, William* Brady, Charles* A. Carns, Alexadnder* Carpenter, Sopher* Compton, Zachariah* Cosden, Matthew* Cummins, Moses* Dickens, Benjamin* Gooch, Elizabeth* Gooch, Jesse* Hayden, James* Harris, R. Harris, Solomon Harrison, Richard Havis, Robert* Hays, William* Hiett, Abner Hinds, James* Hogan, John * Huffman, Frederick* Irvine, Joshua Kincaid, Robert* Lambton, William* Lawson, Elisha Macklin, James* Marksburg, Samuel * Mayfield, Micajah Miller, Jacob* Nelson, Ambrose Nickern, Michael Perrel, Henry* Poor, Robin Sapery, John * Scott, Samuel * Smith, James* Smith, John to Sally Smith* Smith, Liberty, orphan of Henry* Smith, Mark* Smith, William, Capt.* Stapp, Gholson* Stapp, Rachel* Sutton, Rowland* Terrill, Joseph* Terrill,, Robert* Toney, Bishop Wooley, William* 

Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories, Distributions, Guardianships, Book B, 1807 to 1811

Adams, T. O. Askins, William* Alderson, Isaac* Alford, Jacob* Arnold, Humphrey* Arnold, Keziah, orphans* Arnold, Reuben* Banks, Jarret* Barally, J. P.* Ballenger, John * Black, Samuel * Bledsoe, William W.* Bryant legacies* Burnside, Walter Dismukes, James* Finnell, James* Finnell,, William* Fugale, Towison* Gibson, George* Gooch, Jesse* Greene, Garrard* Hagan, James* Hamey, Edward* Hamilton, Henry* Heard, John Sr.* Henderson, Alexander* Hendricks, Henry* Hicks, Edward* Jennings, Baylor* Johnston, Edward* Jones, Elizabeth* Jones, John * Kincaid, Robert* Kirby, Henry* Lawson, Aron* Leavell, James* Loyd, John * Markesburg, Samuel* Montgomery, James* Pond, Griffin* Poor, Robert* Rawling, Henry* Robertson, Alexander* Robertson, Joel* Scott, Robert* Scott, Samuel * Smith, James, orphans* Steel, John * Stegar, Francis* Terrill, Edmond* Terrill, Judith* Terrill, Robert* Thornton, Patsy* Turpin, Henry* Wheeler, Thomas* Wilson, William* Wren, Vincent* Wright, Alexander 

Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories, Guardianships, Distributions, Book C, 1805 to 1819

Adams, Neathergale* Adams, S.* Alford, Jacob* Arnold, Humphrey* Arnold, Reuben* Askins, John * Barlow, Henry* Bellospett, Philip* Benjamin, Henry* Brady, Charles A.* Brasfield, Edward* Brown, John * Burdett, Frederick* Burnsides, Walter* Buckhannon, William* Coats, Elijah* Combs, Zachariah* Conely, David* Downing, Rachel* Dryden, James* Duggin, James* Dunn, William* English, Charles* Giles, Mary* Gooch, Jesse* Gooch, Polly* Graham, Thomas* Hanson, Isaac* Harris, Robert* Hays, William* Hendricks, Henry* Hiatt, Abner* Hiatt, Moses* Holland, Joseph* Hubbard, Harrison* Huffman, Frederick* Jackman, John * Jennings, Baylor* Larkey, Andrew* Lear, William* Macklin, James* Macklin, Polly* Nelson, A.* Nelson, Sarah* Nowling, James* Poor, Robin* Rawling, William* Reed, John * Sampson, William* Slapp, Rachel* Smith, Henry, orphans* Smith, James, orphans* Smith, John to Sally* Smith, Mark* Stapp,, Gholson* Steger, Francis* Totten, John * Tunget, Jeremiah* Wallace, Michael Wilie, John * Wilson, John 

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