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|101||1826 John Colyer- tax commissioner|
|102||1826 Marriage Record Nancy Purvis and Henry Chaudowin|
|103||1826 Pulaski County court of appeals John Colyer VS James Purvis|
Do not know nature of this in-law dispute, but John Colyer looses appeal.
|104||1827 Free Frank McWhorter land grant|
slave who bought his freedom, took master's last name, gets land grant on fishing creek pulaski county ky, souce or salt peter cave that generated income to purchase his entire family freedom. Moved to ILL and established freed black town of New Philidephia ILL. In papers of Cyrenius Wait, likely to establish chain of title for land later purchased.
|105||1829 Bill of Sale slave Frank, son of Free Frank|
This is evidently the first child purchase by Free Frank of a child out of slavery. This first purchase is of a son named Frank that has run away 3 years earlier and purchased via barter. Notice it is witnessed by Cyrenius Wait. Later in 1829 Cyrenius Wait purchases from Free Frank property on Fishing Creek containing salt peter operation.
|106||1829 deed from Free Frank McWorter, an emancipated slave, to Cyrenius Wait|
150 acres on Fishing creek, that Free Frank obtained by land grants. This document found in Univ. of Kentucky library special collections of Cyrenius Wait business papers.
|107||1830 Pulaski County KY census extract|
Shows John Collier. The pulaski county census only shows 2 colliers there in 1830, John and Charles. John had large household. See book on site of circuit rider methodist preacher Landrum, who says stayed at Collier's after preaching at William Sears, who lived near the Hails (see 1830 sears census) , my guess across cumberland river from John Collier. Also shows aged female(presumed mother of John Colyer) living in household.
|108||1830 Pulaski county Ky census extract (William Sears)|
Shows William Sears referenced on page 58 of Landrum circuit riding methodist preacher 1830
|109||1830 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis|
|110||1832 Cyrenius Wait KY land grant fishing creek: 150 acres|
Next to freed slave Free Frank McWhorter
|111||1832 Cyrenius Wait land grant for 625 acres on Fishing Creek, Pulaski County Ky|
|112||1833 Charles Colyer sale of land Bee Lick Creek at Rockcastle county line next to John Colyar|
|113||1833 Kentucky Legislative Record|
Shows Charles Colyer as legislator of Laurel and Rockcastle counties
|114||1833 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Ballou|
First appearance in Pulaski tax records I could find shows him on Eagle Creek with 150 acres, also near Sawyer Ky and Cumberland Falls. Today a trailhead near Cumberland Falls Park takes one to Eagle falls on Eagle Creek.
|115||1834 ancient map Cumberland River|
Status: LocatedYou must download and install the special Deju browser plug in from here to read this . The Wait-Bluford Colyer deed references land near Beaver Creek. From looking at ancient map of 1834 (djvu format) , it appears that current day Buck Creek used to be called Beaver Creek. Renaming it to Buck Creek appears to have possibly cleared confusion resulting from many nearby creeks emptying into Cumberland River being designated at Beaver Creek as can be seen from the 1834 map referenced above. This indicates that the John Colyer family while living in the Jugornot area of Pulaski County had family friend named Cyrenius Waite that may be reason a child named after him.) See Cyreinus Waite page where History of Pulaski County Book shows Cyrenius Waite owned coal mines at mouth of Buck Creek on Cumberland River.
|116||1834 deed Susanna Langdon (widow of John Langdon--former owner of John Colyer 1781 farm at pitman creek) grants pitman creek grist mill dam rights|
This dam on pitman creek is described as downstream from Langdon farm. It is granted to John Tomlinson. John Tomlinson's brother was Pulaski sheriff at one time and family buried in Keeney cemetery on Clay Hill Rd. Conjecture is that this dam may have been at first bend of Pitman Creek on currrent Clay Hill Rd off hwy 192 as there are current remnants there that may be dam. There is another mill dam downstream from here on current Strawberry Rd...was this dam before that one or at same time ?
|117||1834 map of Cumberland River in png format|
The Wait-Bluford Colyer deed references land near Beaver Creek. From looking at ancient map of 1834, it appears that current day Buck Creek used to be called Beaver Creek. Renaming it to Buck Creek appears to have possibly cleared confusion resulting from many nearby creeks emptying into Cumberland River being designated at Beaver Creek as can be seen from the 1834 map referenced above. This indicates that the John Colyer family while living in the Jugornot area of Pulaski County had family friend named Cyrenius Waite that may be reason a child named after him.) See Cyreinus Waite page where History of Pulaski County Book shows Cyrenius Waite owned coal mines at mouth of Buck Creek on Cumberland River.
|118||1834 Pulaski County Property tax record James Purvis|
no to little property now.....last substantial in 1929
|119||1835 Kentucky Land Grant law: deligated to county courts|
This act appears to be a land free-for-all act, as it does not require settlement on land, but rather a payment for previously unappropriated land to County Court. The money had to be used by County for roads.
|120||1835 Pulaski Court Order road Whitley Road , Salt Works Rd.|
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, or alternatively Grundy Rd hwy 692) , 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 Matilda 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.
|121||1835 Seth Curtis deed purchase 60 acres from Benjamin Randall|
|122||1837 Pulaski County tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
On Eagle Creek area between Sawyer Ky and Cumberland Falls
|123||1837 Pulaski Property tax record James Purvis|
last year a property tax record for James Purvis could be found. 1838 much not readable, 1839 no record for James Purvis
|124||1838 letter from former slave, "Free Frank" McWhurter (McWorter,McWhorter) to Cyrenius Wait|
See book on Free Frank. He was Pulaski County slave who bought his freedom, then over years bought his entire family freedom, moved to Illinois and started his own town for freed slaves. In this letter he asks Cyrenius to find out how his yet to be freed children are doing and tell them he and their mother will be there soon to visit. Notice that this letter discloses that Cyrenius Wait has made Free Frank a loan. Could it be to finance the first cash purchase of an enslaved child, Solomon in 1835 recorded in Pulaski County deed records ? Solomon was purchased from John Eastham, who was a Cyrenius and Free Frank neighbor on Fishing Creek Pulaski county. The next Pulaski record of a child purchase by Free Frank was in 1843, daughter Sally
|125||1840 census Pulaski County Charles Colyer Jr.|
based on age, it is believed this is Charles Colyer Jr, son of Charles Colyer Sr. This is the Charles that by 1850 was living in Rockcastle county and became a state legislator. This census shows this Charles in Pulaski County in 1840 and based on neighbor names, it appears he is in Pitman Creek/Buck Creek area of present day hwy 192. See John Landon estate settlement under John Colyer of 1781 where Charles Colyer is mentioned in John Langon estate who lived on Pitman Creek on present day hwy 192.
|126||1840 census Pulaski County KY John Colyer|
before moving from Jugornot region of county to Ruth area. His mother in law, Rhoda Purvis not living with them yet like she was in 1850. The 1830 census showed elderly lady in John Colyer household. This was believed to be his mother, Nancy Ann Agnus St. Clair Colyar, who is reportedly to have died in 1839.
|127||1840 Jefferson County Ky census|
Shows John Colyear, believed to be living near Middletown Ky
|128||1840's 2nd land grant Bluford Colyer|
In the Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|129||1840's 3rd land grant to Bluford Colyer|
Under the KY 1835 land grant Act by County, in the Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|130||1840's Land Grant to Bluford Colyer|
Under the KY 1835 land grant act by County in Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|131||1840's Land Grant to Lindsey Colyer 500 acres|
Land Grant under the Kentucky 1835 land grant Act by county in the Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|132||1841 Cyrenius Wait purcahse deed 2 acres Goose Creek Saltworks rd.|
lot purchase appears to be Main Street Somerset to W. Mt. Vernon/Columbia St Somerset KY where his farm land is located that became south Main St. Waits Hill Somerset KY
|133||1843 Pulaski County Tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
Eagle Creek area
|134||1844 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
|135||1845 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
500 acres on Eagle creek, now with Levi Ballou
|136||1846 Pulaski County Circuit Court summons of Charles Colyer, Sheriff Mt. Vernon Ky|
Thanks to Mr. Jamie Dugger who found this hand written court summons to the Rockcastle County Ky sheriff, Charles Colyer, to appear to testify in a case in Pulaski County between a Mr. Stigall and Mr. Mershon. Note county court signature by first Pulaski County Ky clerk Willam Fox whose house still stands in Somerset Ky and who gave land for the Somerset Cemetery.
|137||1846 sale deed 1 acre John Colyer to son St. Clair Colyer of coal mine Cumberland River.|
|138||1847 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou; Levi Ballou|
|139||1847 Pulaski County KY tax records: Meredith Ballou|
|140||1848 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou , Levi Ballou |
James on Eagle creek, but now Levi goes to Beaver Creek, which in modern times empties into the Cumberland River from the south. Modern Beaver creek is directly south of Poplarville and Bear Wallow on the north side of the Cumberland River. Based on 1834 maps on this site, the north of Cumberland River Beaver Creek, is now known as Buck Creek.
|141||1850 Bankers Magazine formation of Farmers Bank Cyrenius Waite|
Pulaski County early major bank first president Cyrenius Waite. Note that bank paid a dividend of 8 to 10% !
|142||1850 census Andrew Warren|
looks like from neighbors not in Ruth Ky
|143||1850 Census Russell County KY: Elizabeth Vaughan|
|144||1850 Jefferson County KY census John Colyear, wife Mary|
But, is this the John that married Polly Blevins or the one who has been reported to have married Mary Martin in 1808 in Louisville here http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Colyear-9
|145||1850 Kentucky Legislative Act approving Turnpike company for road from Somerset to Waitesboro Cyrenius Waite|
This may be predecessor to what became current day hwy 27 in Somerset connecting to Somerset to Burnside area. Note also another large slave holder and man of Revelutionary War descent, Mr. Goggins in turnpike company. Mr. Goggins family had originally also lived near Waitesboro at what became the Owens-Vaughan house on old Monticello pike and is reported to contain a lost Goggins family cemetery thereon.
|146||1850 Pulaski County KY census John Colyer|
Shows John Colyer, wife Lydia (27 years younger) and children including Charles Granade Colyer. Interesting to see that land value totaled $1400. IF this was solely the 200 acre farm at Pitman Creek and hwy 192, it is interesting to see the dire effects of the civil war such that by 1865 when family sells the farm, it only brings $750 per deed on this website. But see lawsuit appeals case decided after John Colyer death in 1859 on this site under Cyrenius Wait, that refers to 150 acre tract and 50 acre tract. See also above under John Colyer 1781 where one month before death , John purchases from father in law estate 50 acres on Buck Creek.
|147||1850 Pulaski County KY census John Colyer PAGE2|
Show mother in law, Rhoda Purvis, living with them.
|148||1850 Pulaski county KY property tax: Cyrenius Wait|
|149||1850 Pulaski County KY will bk4 John Colyer estate MYSTERY MAN|
Aministrator John Colyer. I do not know who this deceased John Colyer is nor for sure which John Colyer is administrator
|150||1850 Russell County KY census Sarah Evaline Bradley|