The Expedition of General George Rogers ClarkBy Jeannette Holland AustinGeorge Rogers Clark was born on November 19, 1752 in Charlottesville, Virginia, near the home of Thomas Jefferson. During 1756, after the outbreak of the French and Indian War, thefamily moved away from the frontier and settled in Caroline County, Virginia where Clark became a surveyer of lands in Kentucky along the Ohio River. In 1774, when Clark was preparing to lead an expedition of ninety men down the Ohio River, war broke out with the American Indians. Four years later, General Clark received guns from Virginia for his expedition to the Mississippi River and his regiment descended the Ohio River with 150 men. Clark sent messages to Harrodsburg to raise a company to join them at the Falls. Although, Kentucky sent only about 80 men, 250 soldiers mustered on June 24th at the Falls. On the 28th, Clark and his company passed the Falls of Ohio and landed on a creek about three leagues below the Tennessee River. They had no mules or horses, so carried their own luggage and equipment into the town of Kaskaskia, but it took four days. Upon reaching Kaskaskia, they successfully disarmed the inhabitants, but put ten to twelve men thought to be dangerous in irons. "Kaskaskia was a handsome village, and contained a considerable number of very decent respectable inhabitants, both male and female, extremely polite and agreeable; they were principally French." Meanwhile, on July 5, 1778, Captain Joseph Bowman was detached to a party of men on horseback to capture the village of Cohn, which was about twenty leagues from Kaskaskia. The inhabitants (like those at Kaskaskia) immediately took the oath of allegance to the State of Virginia. When it was known that tribes of Indians were in the vicinity, General Clark visited with the chief of Cohn, Battisse, and attended the conferences of the chiefs. Battisse first arose and made a speech about the history of his fathers and of the Sacks for hundreds of years back. Meanwhile, at the post of St. Vincennes on the banks of the Washbash River, there was a Lieutenant who had left a few troops behind while he went to Detroit. As a result, 500 British, Canadian and Indians descended the Wabash to St. Vincennes, and, capturing Captain Helm, held him as a prisoner of war. Then, these troops were sent by Governor Hamilton from Detroit to attack Clark at Kaskaskia. Also, the governor posted a $30,000 reward to the person or persons who would capture Clark. Thus, many plans were in the works to entrap Clark. When Clark heard that Governor Hamilton had taken St. Vincennes, he decided to dislodge him before the governor obtained re-enforcements. So it was that in the cold of winter, Clark manned a boat of forty men with a piece of cannon down the Mississippi River to the Wabash and Ohio Rivers to attack the town. It was evening when the first fire was given. Governor Hamilton, Captain Holsh and several gentlemen were playing a games of Whist. Holsh jumped to his feet and exclaimed "By G--, that's Clark!" About 10:00 Clark demanded a surrender of the fort. Three flags were flown and the terms agreed upon. Hamilton surrendered a strong defensive garrison. Then Clark received word that Mr. DeJean was descending the Wabash from Detroit with stores for Vincennes. So he quickly dispatched Captain Helms to help surprise DeJean and his party in the night, and took eighty-five men. Source: The Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia. November, 1826.All that the State of Virginia gave him was 150,000 acres of land as well as some small tracts of land for his soldiers. This is why, on February 2, 1793, Clark offered his services to Edmond-Charles Genet, the controversial ambassador of revolutionary France, hoping to earn money to maintain his estate. Clark proposed to Genet that, with French financial support, he could lead an expedition which would drive the Spanish from the Mississippi Valley. Then he organized a campaign to seize New Madrid, St. Louis, Natchez, and New Orleans with the assistance of his old comrades, Benjamin Logan and John Montgomery, and some support from Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. But it cost Clark $4,680 of his own money for supplies. Disaster struck when President Washington issued a proclamation in 1794 forbidding Americans from violating U. S. neutrality and threatened to dispatch General Anthony Wayne to Fort Massac to stop the expedition. As a result, the French government recalled Genet and revoked the commissions he granted to the Americans for the war against Spain. It became impossible for Clark to continue holding his land and Clark, once the largest landholder in the Northwest Territory, was left with only a small plot of land in Clarksville. During the next two decades the embittered Clark struggled with alcohol abuse, resentful that Virginia had failed to finance his projects. Then, in 1809 Clark suffered a severe stroke and fell into an fireplace. His leg was so severely burned that it was necessary to amputate that limb. Afterwards, the disabled Clark resided in the home of his brother-in-law, Major William Groghan near Louisville, Kentucky. Soon after a second stroke, Clark died at Locust Grove on February 13, 1818 and was buried at Locust Grove Cemetery two days later. In his funeral oration, Judge John Rowan succinctly summed up the stature and importance of George Rogers Clark during the critical years on the Trans-Appalachian frontier: "The mighty oak of the forest has fallen, and now the scrub oaks sprout all around." Later, on October 29, 1869, his body was exhumed with other members of the family and reburied Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.
Footnote: Having financed most of his military campaigns on borrowed funds, Clark, unable to get recompensed from Virginia or the United States Congress. lived the rest of his life in debt.
George Robertson, A Widely Quoted Kentucky Jurist
By Jeannette Holland Austin
George Robertson was born near Harrodsburg, Kentucky on November 18, 1790. He was educated in the arts and in law at Transylvania University and entered upon the practice of his profession at Lancaster, Kentucky, in 1809. "In 1816 Robertson was elected to Congress, where he remained for two terms. He drew up the bill for the establishment of Arkansaw territory; and he projected the system of cutting public lands into small lots, selling them to actual settlers for one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. He declined another term in the House, as well as the attorney-generalship of Kentucky, in order to devote his whole attention to the law. Robertson was elected against his desire to the Kentucky legislature, in 1822, and he was a member of that body for the next five years. This was the time of the struggle between the Old-Court and New-Court parties, which was one of the most bitter political fights ever seen in Kentucky. Robertson consistently and vigorously championed the cause of the Old-Court party, which finally won. That this disgusted him with political life in any dress, is shown by his subsequent declination of the governorship of Arkansaw, and the Columbian and Peruvian missions. In 1828 he was elected an associate justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and, in the following year, chief justice." This position was the desire of his heart. He hated politics with a never-dying hatred, the law and the bench being his earthly paradise." He was chief justice of Kentucky for fourteen years, when he resigned to return to the active practice of law. From 1834 to 1857 Judge Robertson was professor of law in Transylvania University at Lexington. He died at Lexington, May 16, 1874, generally regarded as the ablest jurist Kentucky has produced. He was also the author of four books: Introductory Lecture to the Transylvania Law Class (Lexington); Biographical Sketch of John Boyle (Frankfort, 1838); Scrap-Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times (Lexington, 1855), his best known book; and his very interesting and well-written autobiography, entitled An Outline of the Life of George Robertson, written by Himself (Lexington, 1876). Source:Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2 (1784-1912) by John Wilson Townsend.
Where We WalkDo you ever watch where you step? Over an old grave or historic city? Because it could be that almost everywhere that we walk underneath the ground is an old Indian village or evidence of a past civilization. As the motivation to discover our past accelerates into the diggings of archeologists, the thought crosses my mind - Were these the bones of my ancestors? Intriguing thought, that the past is some number of feet under the ground and that actual cities have been discovered. Nothing seems to get lost. Think about it. If you believe that we all stem from one human couple, Adam and Eve, then a strapulation of numbers and generations will blow your mind. I have traced some of my ancestors to the 25th cousin to medieval times. This task was enlightening as I saw the same persons again and again woven throughout my lineage. Once the tracing had been made to the nobility, you discover relationships to kings, queens and practically all of European nobility. With this in mind, then, an archelogical site might well apply to you. An excellent beginning is with actual records in the court house, visits to local cemeteries, searching for old bibles, and Kentucky Pioneers.
The Story of Oldtown and HarrodsburgIn May of 1774, Captain James Harrod, with about thirty men descended the Monongahela and the Ohio in canoes to the mouth of the Kentucky River. These settlers built the first log cabin ever erected in Kentucky at the place where Harrodsburg now stands. Here a town was laid off and called Harrodstown. After four or five cabins had been built, Indian assaults caused them to be deserted until the following spring, when Harrod and many of his former comrades returned. At that time, they called the place Oldtown and later Harrodsburg, fittingly commemorating the grand pioneer who built not only the first cabin but the first town in our commonwealth. James Harrod was by nature endowed with all the qualities of a great leader; he is described as tall and commanding, energetic and fearless, honest and generous, ignorant yet intelligent. Inured to difficulties and dangers, familiar with the forest, skillful with his rifle, he was a success as a hunter, but a terror to his foes. He was a real leader of the pioneers. If news came of an Indian massacre, Harrod snatched his gun and ran at the head of the fighters. If he knew of a family left destitute, he shouldered his rifle and ranged the forest in search of the necessary game to supply their needs. If he heard of a horse being lost, he searched for the horse and returned it to his neighbor. Once when he was closely pursued by some Indians, he plunged into a swollen stream and, holding his rifle above the water with one hand and swimming with the other, reached the distant shore in safety. Two of the redskins followed him across. When the savages were about midstream, Harrod fired his rifle, killing one and causing the other to cry in pain and abandon the chase. Several hours afterward, when Harrod had reached a point a few miles below where he had crossed the streame, he was astonished to see that same warrior slowly and painfully draw himself upon a pile of driftwood and attempt to apply a rude bandage to his bloody shoulder. Harrod at once knew that this was the same Indian who had hotly pursued him and that the wound was from his own rifle shot. Most men at such a time would have relentlessly shot their adversary. Such a thought never entered the mind of James Harrod. He at once resolved to assist his disabled foe. Cautiously he stole to one of the trees on the bank a few yards from where the Indian sat, and, laying aside rifle, tomahawk, and knife, he stepped suddenly in view, with arms extended to show he was unarmed and meant no harm. The startled Indian was about to plunge again into the water, but realized that the white man was unarmed and permitted his former enemy to approach, while watching him as a wounded wild animal would, ready at any moment to seek refuge in the rushing waters. Harrod found the Indian weak from loss of blood and gently assisted him to the shore where he tore off a bandage from his own clothing and dressed the wound. Afterwards, he him on his back several miles to a cave, where he nursed him until he was able to rejoin his tribe.
Harrod's TownFort Harrod. As far as we know, Kentucky was first explored by a British scouting party led by Dr. Thomas Walker and by Christopher Gist for the Ohio Company. This was a time when the terriroty was populated almost exclusively by Cherokee, Chickasaw, Shawnee, Yuchi, Mosopelea, and several other tribes of Native Americans. The French lost any claims to the territory after they were defeated by the British in the French and Indian War.It was during the year of 1774 that Harrod's Town became the first permanent white settlement in Kentucky. The town was named for James Harrod who led an expedition to survey boundaries of land promised by the British crown to soldiers who served in the French and Indian War. Harrod and his party left Fort Redstone and traveled down the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers to the mouth of the Kentucky River, eventually crossing Salt River into what is today Mercer County where they divided the land between themselves and established the first pioneer settlement. On July 8, 1774, Shawnee attacked a small party of Harrod's in the Fontainbleau area and killed two men. The others escaped to the camp, some three miles. Meanwhile, Dunmore dispatched Daniel Boone to call them back from the frontier and into military service against some bands of Shawnee and Mingo in Lord Dunmore's War. Harrod enlisted in the militia, but arrived too late to participate in the war's only major battle, the Battle of Point Pleasant.
Indian Claims in Kentucky were Relinquished for Money or BloodAt the time that the settlers explored Kentucky, the Indians used Kentucky mainly as a hunting grounds. Nevertheless, various tribes laid claim to it by prior possession. In 1768 at Fort Stanwix (now Rome, New York), the English government purchased the title to all the lands lying between the Ohio and Tennessee rivers from the tribes of Indians called the Six Nations. This tract included the present state of Kentucky. Shortly after the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, the Shawnees entered into a Treaty with Governor Dunmore of Virginia whereby they gave up all title to the lands south of the Ohio River. This occurred when he was defeated by two Militia companies from Botetourt Court Virginia. However, the Shawnee soon violated the Treaty. A year later at the Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga River, Colonel Richard Henderson, acting for the Transylvania Company, purchased the title of Cherokee hunting ground for ten thousand pounds sterling. This purchase was afterwards declared null and void by the states of Virginia and North Carolina. It was not until 1818, that the government purchased from the Chickasaws for $20,000, all of their land lying in Tennessee and Kentucky between the Mississippi and Tennessee rivers. The part in Kentucky has since been called the "Jackson Purchase."
The Origins of KentuckiansMostly, Scotch-Irish and German families in search of new land and religious freedom immigrated from Europe into Pennsylvania and North Carolina into Kentucky. However, there was a Steenhuis family who came from Holland between 1836 and 1848 and settled first in Baltimore, Maryland, later New Orleans, Louisiana and finally Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
Mercer County, Kentucky Wills, Estates, Marriages
Mercer County was formed from Lincoln County in 1785 and was named for the Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer who was killed at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. The county seat is Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Some of the earliest settlers were: Abraham Bsnta, Alexander Bowling, Daniel and Cornelius Cozine, George Silvertooth, James Harrod, James Hornback, James Quigley, Thomas Freeman, Thomas Threlkeld, Patrick Lowry, Joseph Bohannon, John McMurtry, Harman Van Dyke, Benoni Swearengin and Matthew English. The Wills, Estates, Inventories, Orphans and Guardian Returns are all combined in the same books. A number of pages in these books were too faded and damaged to include. Effort was made by the State of Kentucky to restore some of the images, however, what you see is what you get.
Mercer County Probate Records available to members of Kentucky Pioneers
- 1786 to 1800
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 1, 1786 to 1795Adams, William | Armstrong, Mary | Arnold, Stephen | Banta, Abraham | Batten, William | Beaman, John | Berry, John | Bohannon, Joseph | Bowling, Alexander | Bowling, Henry | Brown, Daniel | Brumfield, Robert | Burn, James O. | Campbell, James | Canaday, Rachel | Cooley, Rubin | Corbin, Robert | Cozine, Cornelius | Cozine, Daniel | Davis, Joseph | Davis, Thomas | Dickens, Daniel | Downing, William | English, Matthew | Estes, Abraham | Flanigan, Dominick | Foster, Isaiah |Freeman, Thomas |Gill, John | Givens, Samuel | Gordon, John | Graham, Benjamin | Gricon, Samuel |Hale, Jobe | Hale, Joseph | Harbeson, John | Harris, William | Harrod, James | Hartley, Thomas | Holland, Alexander | Holloway, George | Hornback, James |James, Abraham | Jeffries, Matthew | Lapsley, Samuel | Little, John | Longly, Isaac | Lowry, Patrick | Lyons, Stephen |McAfee, Robert | McBrayer, George | McKinny, Stephen | McMurtry, John | McPike, James | Miller, Hannah | Mitchell, John | Mitchell, Robert | Moun, James |Neeld, Benjamin | Noell, Thomas | Overton, James | Prather, Thomas | Quigley, James |Roberts, Robert | Robertson, James | Robertson, William | Ross, George |Silvertooth, George | Smith, Adam | Stephens, George | Sutton, Robert |Taylor, David | Telford, David | Thompson, John | Threlkeld, Moses | Threlkeld, Thomas |Vancher, William | Wafe, Rebecca | Woods, David
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 2, 1795 to 1803Adams, George | Alexander, Martha | Armstrong, John | Ashby, Henry | Ashby, Stephen| Banta, Alexander | Barber, Thomas | Berry, John | Bottom, John | Branner, Peter | Brumfield, Job | Burton, Allen | Butt, Henry |Cason, Seth | Clark, Francis | Corbin, Robert | Coburn, James | Coburn, Mary | Coburn orphans | Cosby, Charles | Coun, George | Cozine, Cornelius | Cozine, Daniel | Curry, Alexander | Curry, Andrew | Curry, John | Curry, William | Daviss, Joseph | Derham, Jacob | Demott, Lawrence Sr. | Donahigh, William | Dunn, Samuel |Gill, John | Gillispie, David | Givens, Samuel | Gordon, Ambrose | Guthrie, James |Haines, William | Hale, Ann | Hale, Armstrong | Hale, Job | Hale, John | Harbison, Thomas | Harris, Overton | Harrison, John | Harrod, James | Harrod, John | Hale, Joseph | Hobson, Phineas |Irvine, Abraham | James, Abraham | Jelp, Isaac | Jones, Gabriel |Lapsley, Samuel | Laurence, James | Laurence, Robert | Lawrence, Joseph | Lawrence, Samuel | Lillard, Christopher | Lillard, Edward | Lillard, John | Lock, William | Locke, William |MacCoun, John | McAfee, John | McAfee, Joseph | McAfee, Samuel | McBrayer, George | McClure, Alexander | McCoun, James | McDowell, Joseph | McGee, James | McKinney, Charles | McMurtry, John | Missender, Nancy |Mitchell, Robert | Moore, William | Moss, David | Munday, Edmund |Neeld, Nathan | New, John W. | Pancake, Simon | Poss, George | Prather, Thomas |Ragin, Robert | Robertson, James | Rogers, John | Ryan, John |Shipley, Edward | Smith, Benjamin | Steen, John | Stone, Henry | Sutton, Robert | Swank, Henry | Swearingen, Benoni |Telfair, Isaac | Telford, David | Telford, Jeremiah | Theckston, Thomas | Thompson, John | Threlkeld, John | Timmons, Live | Turpin, Thomas |Vanarsdall, Simon | Van Cleave, William | Walker, Peter | Webster, Richard | Willheit, Nicholas | Willis, John | Wood, Archibald | Wood, David | Woods, James | Woods, Samuel
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 3, 1803 to 1808Adams, George | Asberry, Thomas | Banner, John | Banta, Abraham | Barbee, John | Beasley, Daniel | Bottoms, John | Buchanan, Alexander | Bull, H. |Caldwell, Robert | Cardwell, James | Chiles, John | Clark, Francis | Cole, Joseph | Combs, Charles | Cooney, John | Copeland, James | Cosby, Nelson | Cowan, Jared | Cozine, Cornelius | Crutchfield, William | Curry, William |Davis, James | Doak, John | Donaghy, William | Fisher, Jeremiah | Freeman, Thomas |Garswiler, Abraham | Garswiler, Joseph | Gills, John | Gordon, Ambrose | Graham, James | Green, Thomas |Hale, John | Hale, Nancy | Hales, Hannah | Harmon, Michael | Harbison, Thomas | Hickston, Thomas | Holloway, James | Hunter, Nancy |James, Abraham | Jones, Richard | Jordan, Peter |Laurence, James | Little, John | Lock, Polly | Lucas, Richard | Lyons, Nancy |McAfee, Samuel | McGinty, James | McKee, William | McKinney, Charles | Miles, John | Miller, Hannah | Miller, John | Moore, James | Moors, Samuel | Mosby, David |Neald, Nathan | Neeld, Elias | Nichols, Julius | Noel, Bernard |Peerson, Hale | Philips, Jeremiah | Pilcher, John | Plough, Abraham | Prather, Thomas |Razor, John | Richardson, John | Riley, Jeremiah | Roberson, James | Roberts, Elizabeth | Robertson, Robert | Robinson, James | Robinson, Robert | Ryan, John |Shepherd, William | Shields, James | Silvertooth, George | Smith, Jesse | Sneed, Thomas | Stone, Henry |Taylor, John | Telford, Jeremiah | Thompson, Leonard | Thompson, William | Vankin, Isaac | Ver Bryle, Laurence |Webster, Richard | Wilhite, Nicholas | Wilson, James | Woods, James | Woods, Samuel | Woodson, Jacob | Young, Leonard
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 4, 1808 to 1813Adair, William | Adams, George | Anderson, Robert | Asberry, Thomas |Banta, Abraham | Banta, Albert | Banta, Samuel | Barbee, John | Barnes, Fielden | Bavla, John | Bennett, Martha | Bottom, John | Bottom, Mary | Brewer, Peter | Bright, Jacob | Bryant, Jacob | Buchanan, Alexander | Buchanan, George | Buchanan, Nancy | Bunton, John | Burlins, Ambrose | Burton, Ambrose |Caldwell, George | Campbell, Jonas | Cassady, Alexander | Casidy, Andrew | Chiles, John | Clarkson, John | Coghill, John | Copeland, James | Cotter, John | Coulter, John |Davis, Azariah | Daugherty, James | Davis, Cyrus | Davis, John | Dean, Thomas |Eastland, William | Evans, Amos | Ewing, Samuel | Fisher, Adam | Fisher, Simon | Freeman, David | Freeman, Thomas |Gadberry, William | Garshwiler, Joseph | Gillispie, E. | Givins, Martha | Glazebook, Justin | Gordon, Ambrose | Graham, Samuel | Graves, Leonard | Grayham, Samuel, Capt/|Hale, Jesse | Hale, Jobe | Haley, orphans | Haley, John | Harbert, John | Harbison, Rachel | Harlord, John | Harris, Charles | Harris, Josias | Hopkins, Samuel | Hughes, William H. | Hungate, John | James, George | Jarrel, David | Jaunt, John | Jones, Abraham | Kerr, David |Laurence, orphans | Lawrence, James | Lawrence, Robert | Lawrence, Samuel | Lewis, Joseph | Lock, William, orphans | Logan, David | Lyon, guardian | Lyon, James |Maggs, Thomas | McAfee, Charles | McAfee, James | McCarney, Robert | McCaslin, Richard | McClure, Alexander | McGee, John | McGinnis, William | McKamy, Robert | McKee, Lydia | McKee, William | McMurtrey, John | Minor, George | Moore, James | Moore, orphans | Moore, Samuel | Moore, Thomas | Mosby, David |Neald, Elias | Neald, Sarah | Neale, Nathan | Noel, Bernard |Parker, Betty | Patton, Thomas | Pearson, Joseph | Powel, Charles | Powel, George |Roach, John | Robinson, Margaret | Rowland, Robert |Shields, James | Shields, Nancy | Smith, Hannah | Smith, Horace | Smock, John | Speed, James | Stagg, John | Stephens, George | Strong, Walter E. |Talbot, Walter | Taylor, John | Timmons, Samuel | Vanarsdal, Simon | Verbryke, Barnabas | Verbryke, Laurance |West, Thomas | Williams, John | Willis, Joseph | Wilson, Vance | Young, Leonard
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 5, 1813 to 1816Adams, Samuel | Albert, James | Armstrong, Robert |Baird, William | Banta, Henry P. | Banta, Samuel | Bennett, estate | Bennett, Charles | Bennett, Martha, orphan | Biers, George | Bonnel, orphans | Bowers, Mathias | Bowey, Matthias | Brown, Priestly | Buchannon, Alexander | Buckhanan, George | Buckhannon, orphans | Bunton, John | Byars, George |Caldwell, George | Caldwell, Isbel | Caldwell, Robert | Campbell, Josiah | Chelp, Isaac | Colvin, James | Cooney, Mary | Coulter, John | Cowan, Hannah | Curry, Martha | Curry, William |Daniel, Benjamin | Daniel, guardians | Davis, Cyrus | Dawson, William | Dean, Thomas | Demott, John | Detsponet, Christopher | Dickinson, Edward | Dunn, James |Eastland, William | Eccles, James | Edwards, Stanton | Edwards, Moreton | Elkins, Aylett | Ellis, Luke | Everly, John |Fisher, Adam | Gaines, Richard | Givings, Mary | Gordon, Ambrose | Gordon, Averella | Gordon, Robert, orphans | Graham, Joseph | Graves, Leonard | Graves, Rice | Grayham, Samuel | Green, Henry | Green, Mary | Gregory, Richard |Haley, orphans | Hanna, Stephen | Harbison, Andrew | Haines, Michael | Harlan, James | Hale, Jesse | Haley, John | Harris, Josiah | Horine, George | Humble, Noah M. |Irvine, John | Irvine, Mary | Jefferies, John | Jemison, David | Jones, Gabriel | Jones, James | Keels, Asa | Kenner, Helen |Latimer, John B. | Latimer, John | Lawrence, Samuel | Lillard, Ephraim | Lillard, John | Lyon, James | Lyon, orphans |Martin, Peter | McCown, John | McGinnis, John | McKamy, Rosana | McKee, William | McKinny, John | McMurtry, John | McMurtry, Samuel | Minor, George | Minor, William | Moore, Elizabeth | Moore, James | Moore, Simeon | Morgan, Joseph | Mosby, John | Mosby, Martha | Mosby, Robert |Neeld, Nathan | Neff, Betsy | Odel, Joseph |Parkhill, Alexandria | Pateman, John B. | Poulta, Joseph | Prather, Thomas | Prewitt, Matthew |Slaughter, Cadwaller | Smith, Zachariah | Smock, Jacob | Smock, Jarrel | Smock, John | Stephens, William | Stevinson, William |Taylor, John | Thomas, John | Thompson, James | Thompson, Joseph | Trapnall, Vincent |Vanaradall, Christopher | Van Dyke, Barnard | Van Dyke, Henry | Van Dyke, Jane, orphan | Verbryck, John | Verbryck, Lawrence |Whittinghill, George | Wilson, James | Winn, John B. | Woods, Samuel
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 6, 1816 to 1821Adams, William | Algood, Edmund | Allen, James |Banta, Henry | Beagles, Elizabeth | Bell, James | Bennett, guardians | Bonnell, orphans | Bowen, Mathias | Boyce, James | Brewer, David | Brewer, Dilley | Brewer, Jared | Brumfield, Robert | Brumfield, Sarah | Brumfield, William | Buckhannon, Nancy | Buckhannon, orphans | Bunton, John | Burd, Pleasant | Burton, Elizabeth | Butler, James |Caldwell, Margaret | Cates, William | Clark, Dorothy | Coghill, Nancy Davis | Collier, Joseph | Cowan, George C. | Cozine, George | Crutchfield, William | Curry, William |Darnaby, Edward | Davis, Patsy | Davis, Robert, slaves | Demott, John, division | Demott, orphans | Demott, Sally | Deweese, Matthew | Dorland, Garret | Dougherty, James | Durham, John | Dye, Fauntleroy |Eastland, William | Edwards, Stanton | Fisher, Stephen | Flournoy, Samuel |Garr, Benjamin | Gashwiler, Joseph | Gaunt, John | Graham, Samuel, Captain | Graves, Leonard | Grayham, Samuel | Green, John, orphans |Hains, Michael | Hale, Jesse | Hall, William | Hamilton, Alexander | Harbison, Rachel | Harlan, James | Henderson, James | Hicks, James | Hicks, Sarah | Horine, George | Hughes, John | Hughes, Stephen | Hungate, John | Hungate, division |Lapsley, James T. | Latimore, John B. | Laurence, Joseph | Lillard, guardian | Logan, Thomas |McAfee, George | McCormick, George | McDowell, Joseph |McDowell, Samuel | McGee, James | McGinnis, John | McKee, William |McMurtry, John | Mitchell, Robert |Needs, Alexander | Nichols, Green | Orrick, Nicholas |Page, Guinn | Page, orphans | Parenger, Leonard | Parmore, Augustine | Pearce, John | Phillips, Jacob | Prather, Thomas, settlement |Roane, Fayette | Ryley, John | Rymerson, Barnet |Shaw, Daniel | Shepherd, William | Simpson, John | Simpson, William | Smith, Ambrose | Smith, Elizabeth | Smith, Zachariah | Stephenson, William | Swearengin, Benoni |Thompson, Elizabeth, dower | Thompson, Foster | Thompson, Joseph | Thompson, orphans | Trower, John |Vandandale, James | Van Dyke, Harman | Van Dyke, Henry | Van Dyke, orphan | Vandandale, Simon | Vannays, Cornelius |Walters, John | Warren, James | Whitehouse, James | Wickersham, Sampson | Wilhite, Barnett |Williams, Mary, dower | Willis, Joseph Sr. | Wilson, James | Woods, Mary
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 7, 1821 to 1824Adams, David Algood, Edmund |Banta or Bants, Garrett | Bell, James | Bell, William | Bellsfell, Peter Sr. | Benham, Thomas | Bennett, orphans | Bilbo, William | Bingham, Thomas | Boice, Jacob | Bradshaw, Benjamin | Bradshaw, Shadrick | Briscoe, Jeremiah | Brown, James | Burton, Ambrose | Butler, Mary |Caldwell, Jackson | Chaplin, Abraham | Chiles, William | Clark, Dorothy | Collier, Joseph | Cotton, David | Cowan, John | Crow, Jacob | Crutchfield, William |Dainaby, Edward | Danagh, Hugh | Darland, Garrett | Davis, James | Dean, Levin | Demott, Dorothy | Disponet, Mary Ann |Ellis, Philip | Everly, Jacob | Fisher, Barnet | Flournoy, Samuel | Garr, Benjamin | Gates, William | Graves, Leonard |Hall, William | Hanna, John | Harlan, James | Herberger, Elizabeth | Higgins, Thomas | Hunter, Zachariah | Hurley, John |Jones, James | Knox, David | Lapsley, James T. | Lillard, John Jr. | Lyon, Samuel |Maginnis, Nancy | Mann, Beverly | Marrs, Henry | McGinnis, John | McMurtry, orphans | Moore, William |Noel, Benjamin | Prather, Henry | Prewitt, Matthew |Rasor, Isabella | Rogers, Nancy | Rynearson, Mark |Samuel, James | Shields, John | Smith, Ambrose | Smock, orphans | Sneed, Alexander | Stepp, William |Taylor, Peter | Taylor, William M. | Teachonau, Samson | Turhune, Garrett | Thompson, Foster | Thompson, Joseph | Thurman, John |Vander, Peter | Walker, Philip | Walton, John | Whitewill, George | Wingate, Elias | Woods, Mary.