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|Birth||1787||Kentucky [1, 2]|
|Died||19 Jul 1853||Pulaski county, KY [1, 2]|
|Person ID||I1335||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||08 Jul 2007|
|Father||Jesse Richardson, b. 1760, Louden County, Virginia , d. 17 Dec 1839, McCraken County, Kentucky|
|Mother||Martha English, b. ABT. 1754, Louisa County, Virginia|
|Family ID||F295||Group Sheet|
|Family||Sarah W. "Sallie" Gibson, b. ABT. 1787|
|Family ID||F290||Group Sheet|
|Documents||1835 Pulaski Court Order |
for road starting at Widow Langdon's (owner of house prior to John Colyer). Page 2 is from 1864 Burnside Civil War Map crop. Shows route from current Clay Hill Road at hwy 192 to Cherry Grove Rd back down Clay Hill Rd.
See this road description for road ordered at what became to be John Colyer house (formerly owned by the Langdon's) at current Ruth Ky at Pitman Creek. This helps determine age of log house....ie it was there in 1835. Also note it mentions Keeney that appears on 1864 civil war map on this site. Also note the termination at Cave/Spring....this could be the cave spring that was on current day Strawberry road.
In re the 1835 court order for road between whitley road (Rush Branch rd.) and salt road (which I believe to be hwy 192 from somerset to pitman creek) , trying to decipher what the 1835 order meant and where it was.....below will of William Richardson, the road surveyor, seems to show it to be running up pitman creek toward somerset. We know from John Colyer deed of 1842 from Langdon's that the first tract of land was the current big field which bordered Pitman creek and and went toward Blaze Valley where Jesse Richardson, father of William, had a grant of 1500 acres. We know this because the Colyer 1842 deed says it has a corner with Jesse Richardson property on Pitman creek. The road order of 1835 mentions going up to John Richardson then Hiram Hughs. The Will of William Richardson below, shows him leaving land on Pitman creek to wife, then land "that lies above" it to Matilta Meece (one of Richard Curtis's gg-grandmothers.) This seems to indicate William Richardson's land is running along current hwy 192 towards Somerset from the old Langdon-Colyer-Warren farm. Notice also as it continues in Will he leaves land of Hiram Hughs , who is mentioned in 1835 Court Order of road survey/maintenance.
In Pulaski County Court Order book 3, page 470, (about 1824) There is a road order for Jesse Richardson from Somerset to Pitman Creek , known as the Saltworks Road. It appears that East Mt. Vernon Street which currently turns into to hwy 192, was the Saltworks Road in very early days. The Filson Club member Miss Mary Verhoeff, in her book writes of a KY legislature Act of DEC 21, 1802 which orders a road from the Pulaski County Court house to the Salt Works in current Manchester KY. Evidently, current hwy 192 got it's start in this legislative Act as the Saltworks Road from Somerset.
It appears from 1824 and 1835 Court Ordered roads, that the Whitley Road (current day Rush Branch road, state route 769) came up to Pitman creek and then followed Pitman creek to intersect the Salt Road at the Langdon's and then Saltworks Road (hwy 192) came into Somerset. This has some logic to it, since Hwy 192 turns into East Mt. Vernon Street in Somerset and is a man artery road in downtown Somerset.
Further info on location of John Richardson property mentioned in 1835 Road Order:
1823 March 31st day
This Indenture made this 31st day of March 1823 between William Harris of County of Shelby and State of KY of the one part and John Richardson of Pulaski Co & state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said William Harris for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars current money to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth convey unto the said John Richardson and his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Pulaski and State aforesaid on the waters of Pitmans creek and is thus bounded, to wit, beginning at the upper back corner of six hundred acre survey in the name of OLIVER TERRELL in the East side of Pitmans creek a branch of Cumberland River at an Ash and Hickory thence North 54 W 100 poles with the back line of said Terrells Survey to two sugar trees and beech hby a branch thense N 36 E 150 poles crossing a branch at two poles to two beeches thence S 54 E 100 poles to a large poplar and white oak thence S 36 W 160 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract of land unto the said John Richardson & his heirs forever and the said William Harris doth convenant & agree to & with the said John Richardson that he will warrant and defend the right & title of said land to him the said John Richardson & his heirs forever against the claim of himself and his heirs forever. In testimony whereof the said William Harris hath hereto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. W Harris. Book 5: 1822-1825: page 203
25. WILLIAM3 RICHARDSON (JESSE2, JONATHAN1) was born June 8, 1787 in Lincoln, Kentucky, and died July 19, 1853 in Pulaski, Kentucky. He married SARAH W. GIBSON November 15, 1806 in Pulaski, Kentucky. She was born March 16, 1797 in Kentucky, and died Abt. 1850 in Pulaski, Kentucky.
Notes for WILLIAM RICHARDSON:
VITAL STATS: 1853 Deaths, p 3 - Pulaski County, Kentucky
Cause of death: Fever
Contributed by Joyce Hargis
The Will of William Richardson
10 Nov 1852 Pulaski County, Kentucky
In the name of God amen, I, William Richardson of the County of Pulaski and State of Kentucky calling to mind the uncertainty of himan life, And being desirous to dispose of all my wordly Estate as it has pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath the same in the following manner (to wit) First, It is my will and desire that my wife, Sarah, have a portion of my land (to wit) Beginning at a square tree and Dogwood a conditional corner betwen David Richardson and William Richardson, on the bank of Pitman's creek, thence the old line N 44 East 40 poles to a buckeye and double Sycamore a corner to the original Survey thence running with the meanders of the creek S 52 East 40 poles to two Iron woods and white oak in a branch of the creek cleft of the creek thence S 88 East 100 poles crossing a dry branch to a Small black oak and Hickory then south 59 East 18 poles to a Hickry then N 48 East 72 poles to two white oaks then N 53 West 48 poles to a Hickry and Square tree Meec corner then S 63 West 48 poles to a Hickry Meac corner, then due N 65 West 62 poles to two White Oaks Meac corner, then due N 52 poles to a Gum, thence due West 96 poles to a pine-oak and Sugartree thence N 9 1/2 East 30 poles to two sugar-trees and Iron-wood thens S 89 1/2 West 140 poles to a stake on the conditional line between David Richardson and William Richardson, thenc the old conditional line S 28 East 191 poles to the Beginning, containing by Survey 220 acres be the same more or less; all the survey that Langford made for me on the 18th day of Nov. 1851. To have during her natural life or widowhood if she should survive me. Also one horse beast (She may have choice) One Waggon and one yoke of oxen, two cows and ten head of sheep, hogs and corn to hur one year, two plows and two hows, One pare of Gears, one Bed and firneture beside hur own and so much of the Cuberd ware: and Cubboard as will set of hur table, and the big Table, with the Loam and So much of the cooking vesls and washing vessels as the family will especially Kneed for their Support: All the above property named She is to Have the use of it while she keep house and continues to live on land but if she will leave the place by moving of it, then in that case, she will forfet all hur interest in the above name property and all the profits exclusive of the land, is to be divided equally among my children. Secondly, it is my will and desire that at my death-my wife death, that my son William R. Richardson and his hears have all the said track of land that I will to my wife forever. Thirdly, It is my will and desire tht at my death, that my Daughter, Matilda Meece and Ephraim Meece hur husband and their heirs have all my land that lies above the track of land that I will my wife, between that and John Richardson binding on John Richardson's line. All the land I own there forever. Thirdly, it is my will and desire tht my Son William R. Richardson get a possion of the land I will to my wife, that my daughter Unisy Cox and hur heirs have all the land that I bought of Hiram Hughs except what little was cut off in Survey made to my wife; To Have forever. Fourthly, It is my will and desire that my Son Thomas C. Richardson have my big man Jacob, at my death, at five hundred Dollars, to make him even in the land way, or if he should die before he is to have his five hundred Dollars out of my estate. Fifthly, it is my Will and desire, that at my death, that all the rest of my negroes be equally divided among my four children, Unisy Cox and her heirs forever; Thomas C. Richardson, Matilda Meece and her heirs forever and William R. Richardson and his heirs. Fifthly, it is my will and desire that my son Jesse M. Richardson, or his heirs, have no more of my estate, as I have give him more of my estate than any of the rest of my children will get at my death. So he is to have no more as I have given him all my lands in Ballard City and paid upwards of four hundred Dollars for him. It is my will and desire that after my death that my executor sell all my personal property that I have not willed to my wife, on a twelve month credit, and pay all my just debts puncally and the ballance to be equally divided to my children, Unicy Cox, Matilda Meece, Thomas C. Richardson and William R. Richardson except my pare of Brown Dixonarys and the Bible and testament, them I will and bequeth to my son-in-law Ephraim Meece forever. Sixthly, on consideration It is my will and Desire that my wife have Something more (to wit) One pare of fire Dogs, the Clock, one set of shears, one big Whele and little whele, one bed sted, two axes, one log chane and ceck reel and two flat irons and Thirty Dollars in money, ot that amount in any of my personal property She may chose. Seventhly, and lastly, I do hereby apoint and nominate Thomas Gibson my Executor revoking all other and former wills made by me heretofore made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my name and affixed my Seal-- 10th day November 1852 William Richardson.
Attest: Thomas J. Clonch, Tandy James, William M. Claunch.
State of Kentucky, Pulaski County Set. At a County Court held for Pulaski County aforesaid, at the court house thereof in the Town of Somerset on Monday, the 15th day of August, 1853. The following instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and testament of William Richardson, decd., was produced to the Court as such, and proven to be the act and deed of the Said William Richardson, decd. by the oath of Tandy James and Wm. (alias) William M. Clonch two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and the same done immediately.
|1825, March Pulaski Court Order mentions John Langdon, former owner of John Colyer house|
This helps determine age of John Colyer log house, in this March 1825 order, it appoints William Richardson road surveyor beginning at John Landon's where the Salt Works Road and the Whitley Road interect (modern day corner of hwy 192 and Clay Hill Road.)
|1825 August Pulaski County Court Order: followup to March order mentioning John Langdon's place ( former owner of John Colyer home)|
This helps determine age of John Colyer log house, in this August 1825 order, it appoints William Richardson road surveyor beginning at John Landon's where the Salt Works Road and the Whitley Road intersect (modern day corner of hwy 192 and Clay Hill Road.)
|History of the Salt Works Road|
Pulaski County Kentucky Historical society pub on history of Grundy and the Salt Works Road----see page 4----John Colyer log house on the Salt Works Road