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Kentucky's Patiotism during 1812 to 1815

The River Raisin in Raisonville, Michigan When America declared War on Great Britain on June 18, 1812, a call for volunteers was issued to aid the regular army. Kentucky was given a quota of 5,500 men. Yet when 1,500 men were required to join General Hull in his expedition into the Northwest, 2,000 answered the call. However, after crossing the Ohio River, they learned that Hull had cowardly surrendered his army and the whole of Michigan territory to the British, although his army numbered nearly double the enemy. But this did not deter the Kentuckian. During January of the succeeding year, Colonel Lewis with his 700 to 1000 Kentuckians, marched against a combined force of British and Indians to Frenchtown on the river Raisin and drove them from the village. Three days later, General Winchester was told that a large force of the enemy was en route to attack the victors. As the night was bitter cold, the precaution of stationing pickets was neglected, and they were attacked by 2,000 British and Indians under General Proctor the next morning. The Kentucky riflemen stood their ground, fighting even as ammunition was low, and when summoned to surrender they said that they preferred death and only laid down their arms after being promised that their wounded would be safely guarded and treated humanely. But the British had already proven during the Revolutionary War to be brutal, so the promise was not kept, and the drunken Indians burned and tomahawked the helpless men and officers. Thus, afterwards the rallying cry of the Kentuckians was " Remember the river Raisin: Raisin and Revenge." They got their revence at Fort Stephenson when 160 men under Colonel Croghan of Kentucky repulsed Proctor and his 4,000 troops. When General Isaac Shelby went at the head of the Kentuckians, all were confident that he would lead them to victory. It is said that after the victory of Commodore Perry at Lake Erie, he wrote, "We have met the enemy and they are ours,"






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Floyd County Wills, Estates, Inventories, Distributions

Floyd County Map

Floyd County was formed iin 1800 and named for Colonel John Floyd. The County Seat is Prestonburg.

Indexes to Wills, Estates, Inventories, Distributions
  • Book A, 1866 to 1931
  • Book B, 1931 to 1969
  • Book C, 1969 to 1979
  • Book D, 1979 to 1981
Images of Floyd County Wills and Estates, Books A & B, 1866 to 1958

Testators:

Akers, G. W.* Akers, Preston* Akins, William* Allen, Annie* Allen, Bertha* Allen, Blucher* Allen, C. L.* Allen, David Murphey Sr.* Allen, David Murphy and Rebecca Gearheart* Allen, Della* Allen, Dells* Allen, Edward* L.* Archer, Emma* J.* Allen, Eula* Allen, Felix G.* Allen, J. N.* Allen, John R.* Allen, Rebecca* Allen, Rebecca (2)* Allen, William* Alley, J. W.* Archer, Marie Minks* Arney, Mollie* Arnold, E. P.* Aukier, Hollie Friend* Auxier, James Robert Auxier, John C. B.* Bailey, J. C.* Baile, Malissie* Baker, Benjamin* Baldridge, Ellen* Barnett, Nora E.Bartley, J. A.* Bell, Armina* Bender, William E.* Bentley, George W.* Bentley, Margaret Ann* Blackburn, Elizabeth* Blackburn, Fred Sr. Blackburn, Levi* Blackburn, Sally Blackburn, Thomas* Blackburn, Thomas (2)* Bond, Charles F.* Bond, Cordelia M.* Bouchett, T. O.* Boughton, M. C.* Bradley, B.* Branman, Sallie* Bull, Melvine* Burchett, Jesse* Burchett, J. W.* Burchett, Millie* Burchett, William G.* Bush, Melvin T.* Bush, Minnie J.* Busk, Mary* Calhoun, Hiram* Callihan, G. D.* Cecil, Thomas* Clark, Cal* Clark, Hettie* Clark, Lawton E.* Clark, L. D.* Click, Cynthia Jane* Cline, Roscoe* Cogburn, Ossie* Cole, Malcom* Collins, Anna* Collins, Irvin* Collins, Justus* Collins, William* Combs, Albert G.* Combs, B. F.* Conn, Hiram Sr.* Cooley, Harry M.* Cortley, George W.* Cottrell, Fred H.* Cottrell, Lida Richmond* Crabtree, Denver* Crabtree, Sallie* Craft, Florence* Crisp, John L.* Crisp, Sol* Curnitean, Gean and Goldia* Cury, Kattas* Davidson, Josie* DeRossett, Tobe* Davis, B.* Dawhare, Faris* Dingus, Charles* Dingus, Everett* Dingus, P. M.* Dingus, Sidney* Dingus, T. H.* Dingus, William and Polkie* Dingus, William Sr.* Dotson, Eva* Duncan, Pee* Elliott, Arlie* Elliott, Mary M.* Elliott, Peter G.* Ellis, Levi*n* Endicott, John* Fannin, Emma* Ferguson, B. D.* Ferguson, Ella* Fields, E. F.* Fismus, George* Fitzpatrick, Chattie L.* Fitzpatrick, Chattie L. (1944)* Fitzpatrick, Henderson* Fitzpatrick, Henry C.* Fitzpatrick, Isaac* H.* Fitzpatrick, Minerva* Fitzpatrick, Sallie Davidson* Fitzpatrick, Stephen H.* Fitzpatrick, Walton* Ford, Edward* Ford, Grover* Ford, Lavina* Fraley, Sarah* E.* Francis, H. C.* Francis, James D.* Francis, Malissa* Frazer, Henry* Frasure, L.* Frazier, Luther* Frasure, Henry Earl* Frazier, Luther (1951)* Frazier, Mary J.* Gable, James* Gardner, Bell C.* Garrett, Seymore* Gearheart, Creed F.* Gearheart, Dave* Gearheart, Fred R.* Gearheart, Ned* Gearheart, Miranda* Gearheart, Sophia* Gibson, Martha L.* Gillards, John* Goble, Elizabeth* Goble, H. L.* Goble, Tine* Gosley, B. A.* Grace, Sarah* Greer, Webster* Gross, Solomon* Hager, C. G.* Hager, Hart* Hale, Bessie* Hall, Bill* Hall, Frank P.* Hall, Fred C.* Hall, G. B.* Hall, Harman* Hall, John* Hall, J. M.* Hall, Lee* Hall, Leona B. Hall, Lucy* Hall, Mary* Hall, Mary (1933)* Hall, Ora Lee Hall, Tipton* Hammill, John* Hamilton, Darsie Hamilton, Jake* Hamilton, John* Hamilton, John* Hamilton, Mary L.* Hamilton, Rhoda* Hannons, James* Hardie, H. C.* Harkins, Joseph D.* Harkins, Josephine D.* Harkins, Walter S.* Harlowe, A. C.* Harman, L. D.* Harris, Caroline* Harris, Frank D.* Harris, Hiram* Harris, John B.* Hatfield, Jesse* Hatfield, Mary* Hayes, Car* Haywood, Elzor* Heffett, John G. and Sarah* Heinze, F. L.* Hendon, David C.* Hereford, Annabelle* Hereford, James H.* Hicks, John A.* Hilton, Leroy* Hisner, Willie* Hite, W. F.* Holbrook, Cynthia* Holbrook, Pearl* Hoenio, Arthur V.* Honaker, Ida Belle* Honaker, James H.* Hopkins, Alice G.* Hopkins, Frank A.* Hopkins, J. O.* Horn, Lizzie* Hornby, Hubert J.* Howell, James* Howell, Mary* Howerton, Judith* Huckworth, Henry* Hughes, Henry* E. Hunt, Ora Hopson Hagans (Mrs.)* Hunter, Troy* Irick, Felix* James, Ballard M.* James, P.* Jarrell, W. M. M.* Johnson, Bailey* Johnson, Ballard* Johnson, Bee* Johnson, Bud* Johnson, John* Johnson, Levi* Johnson, W. H. C.* Jones, William H. Sr.* Justice, H. H.* Justin, William* Kendrick, G. T.* Kidd, A. M.* Kindred, J. C.* King, Joseph* Kinzer, S. C.* Kramer, J. W.* Laven, John* Lay, Henry* Layne, A. N.* Layne, Carl* Layne, Elizabeth* Layne, Lucinda* Layne, Molly* Layne, Ora May* Layne, Samuel G.* Layne, William H.* Leslie, Maude* Ley, Ann E.* Lykens, Catherine* Lykens, Sallie Moore* Lykens, Virgie* Lynch, Lula D.* Mandt, Sally Payne* Marshall, John* Martin, Ballard* Martin, Grover* Martin, Jobe* Martin, John* Martin, Juda* Martin, Julia* Martin, Kate* Martin, William M.* May, Anna B.* May, Basom* May, B. L. C.* May, Erma* May, G. A., Dr.* May, George A.* May, William H.* Maynard, Lizzie* Mayo, Anna* Mayo, G. W.* Mayo, Sidney* McClure, A. M.* McCoy, Celia* McCoy, Mousie Fraley* McDamson, Rosa* McGuire, William* McKay, James* Meade, Annie* Miller, William* Miller, William (2)* Moore, A. J.* Morrison, George* Napier, Amos* Newsom, Birt and Mollie* Newsome, Lula* Newsom, Retta* Nosby, Virgil* Osborn, Frances* Osborn, Herman L.* Osborn, S. D.* Osborne, Delis* Osborne, James* Osborne, Mat* Ousley, Teedle* Parker, A. P.* Parker, Ida M.* Parker, John* Theodore* Patton, Bertha Carpenter* Patton, Ellen May* Patton, Henry F.* Patton, J. A.* Patton, John F.* Patton, William David* Perry, Roy* Pinion, Frank* Poole, F. J.* Poole, T. J.* Porter, J. B.* Porter, J. M.* Pow, George* Prater, Daniel* Pratt, Miles* Preston, Oma* Prichard, Carl L.* Rafferty, John Sr.* Ransdell, Dr. Martin* Ratcliff, Dock* Ratcliff, James* Ratcliff, S. P.* Ratcliff, William* Redpath, John W.* Reed, William* Reubens, Samuel May* Reynolds, Frances* Reynolds, Nannie* Reynolds, Riley* Rice, Beatrice* Richmond, Isaac* Richmond, Mary R.* Rimmer, William Clarence* Robison, Lucy* Rose, John E. and Polly* Rose, Mary Callihan* Salisbury, Julia* Salyers, Sula R.* Sellards, J. H.* Sellards, Maggie* Setser, Harry* Setser, John* Shepherd, A. J.* Shepherd, Daniel* Shepherd, James E.* Shepherd, Lourana* Shepherd, Rufus and Betty* Short, James* Sizemore, Flora* Sizemore, Martin Hale* Slater, Ike* Slone, Henry* Smith, James L.* Smith, Tilden W.* Snavely, Ralph* Soutchfield, Frank* Sowards, W. H.* Spradlin, Alexander M.* Spradlin, Kate Stephens* Stambaugh, Irwin Rufus* Stanley, Samuel* Stanley, Thomas* Stephens, Camillus* Stephens, Dorcas Hale* Stephens, Samuel* Stone, B.* Stone, Charles* Stone, Elliott* Stone, Green Jr.* Stratton, John W.* Stratton, Mary* Stratton, Solomon* Stout, S. P.* Stumbo, Hugh* Stumbo, John M.* Stumbo, W. L.* Sturgill, Bill* Tackett, Lee* Taylor, Emma* Troutman, Lula Davidson* Turner, Alice* Turner, Ellen* Turner, J. D.* Turner, Joe* Turner, John* Turner, Martha Ellen* Turner, R. Lee* Vaughan, A. E. and Malinda* Vest, N. L.* Vinson, Jay A.* Waddington, Grant* Walker, Fred W.* Walker, Thomas* Wall, J. R.* Wallen, Paul and Zona* Walters, John E.* Ward, Frank D.* Warsham, G. A.* Webb, Jemima* Webb, Nellie* Webb, Tobe T.* Well, Alexander* West, Jonah* Westbrook, William B.* Wheeler, C. B.* Wilbur, Leo H.* Wilkinson, Nell B. D.* Williams, J. M.* Williams, Wilburn* Witter, Mary* Wright, A. J.* Yates, Luke* Yates, Samuel