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|51||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.
|52||1837 Pulaski County tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
On Eagle Creek area between Sawyer Ky and Cumberland Falls
|53||1840 Jefferson County Ky census|
Shows John Colyear, believed to be living near Middletown Ky
|54||1840's 2nd land grant Bluford Colyer|
In the Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|55||1840's 3rd land grant to Bluford Colyer|
Under the KY 1835 land grant Act by County, in the Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|56||1840's Land Grant to Bluford Colyer|
Under the KY 1835 land grant act by County in Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|57||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
|58||1843 Pulaski County Tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
Eagle Creek area
|59||1844 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
|60||1845 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
500 acres on Eagle creek, now with Levi Ballou
|61||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.
|62||1847 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou; Levi Ballou|
|63||1847 Pulaski County KY tax records: Meredith Ballou|
|64||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.
|65||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% !
|66||1850 Census Russell County KY: Elizabeth Vaughan|
|67||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
|68||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.
|69||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.
|70||1850 Russell County KY census Sarah Evaline Bradley|
|71||1850 U.S. census Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis|
|72||1850 U.S. Census Greene County Missouri Aflred Morrison, Hugh Morrison|
|73||1850 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis|
|74||1851 Masonic lodge minutes|
Linzy Colyer, St. Clair Colyer, Cyrenius Colyer, Epharim Meece
|75||1851 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou, Meredith Ballou, Levi Ballou|
There are no tax records to be located for 1849-1850. By 1851 James and sons Levi and Meredith have relocated to the banks of the Cumberland River as the first settlers of what became Point Isabel and later Burnside KY.
|76||1852 Pulaski County KY tax records: James Larkin Ballou|
On the Big South Fork of Cumberland River, what became Point Isabel and later Burnside
|77||1853 deed St. Clair Colyer to Lindsey Colyer|
St. Clair transfers his interest in father's estate, John Colyer, to brother Lindsey Colyer. This is the Lindsey Colyer who was major financier of Soule's Chapel church building.
|78||1853 Pulaski County Ky Births|
Shows slave Sarah born to Amanda owned by John Colyer heirs
|79||1854 deed 1200 acres to Alexander Colyer and James Sears from William Gragg|
Property on Pitman Creek by modern day Clay Hill Rd, Somerset Ky. This property had coal on it that was excluded from sale. Evidently this is Where Alexander Colyer got land that he built a flour mill on Pitman Creek that is referred to on Burnside's Civil War map.
|80||1854 or 1855 death records Pulaski County Kentucky|
Shows death of Stephen Colyer at age 18 son of John and Lydia Colyer
|81||1855 Mary "Polly" Blevins Colyer death record|
Jefferson County KY, daughter of Samuel Blevins
|82||1855 Pulaski County Ky Deaths: John W Colyer|
Shows a John W Colyer died Tyhphoid Fever son of John and POLLY. See discussion of John Colyer 1781 first wife
|83||1855 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis|
|84||1856 Deaths Pulaski County Ky|
Shows Rebecca Colyer, daughter of Stephen and Niagara Colyer 19 months
|85||1859 Kentucky Geological Survey|
Mentions Collier's (Colyer's) Mill on Pitman Creek believed to have been built by Charles Colyer Sr. (per property tax records 1820) who appears on census and estate settlement of nearby resident John Langdon whose house was at current day hwy 192 at Pitman Creek in Pulaski County Ky. House was later residence of John Colyer born 1781. See Civil War map on this site showing Colyer's Mill on Pitman Creek.
|86||1860 census Charles Granade Colyer|
|87||1860 census Richard Collyer Rockcastle county Ky|
|88||1860 census St. Clair Colyer|
|89||1860 Russell County KY census shows Sarah Evaline Bradley parents|
|90||1860 Russell County KY Seth Bradshaw|
shows son Isaiah
|91||1860 U.S. census Chenango County NY, John T Curtis|
|92||1861 Civil War map with Somerset inset showing Sublimity Rd (now hwy 192) and Rush Branch Rd|
This map seems to lead one to the conclusion that the KY legislative act of 1835 on this site for road construction was concerning current Rush Branch Road (formerly known as the Whitley Road in Pulaski County Court Order). The 1861 Civil War map on this site appears to clearly show Rush Branch road at the time crossed over Buck Creek (now since lake formation in 1950's road ends at Buck Creek) and went down to the coal mines on this 1861 map and coincides with language in 1835 Legislative Act. Therefore, it may be that current hwy 192(formerly known as Sublimity Road since 1858 Act, but formerly in pulaski court orders known as the Saltworks Rd) was improved by the 1853 or so Legislative Act sponsored by Christopher Columbus Graham to his resort at Sublimity Springs.
|93||1861 Pulaski County Ky deaths|
Shows Nancy E Colyer death child: tomb stone shows 2 years old, but his death record shows 4 years old. Also Shows death of 1 year old Black Slave child
|94||1861 Pulaski County Ky Geology Report|
based on survey in 1858-1859 and names Colyer's Mill, Pitman Creek, Blazed and Long Hollow, Salt Work Road. Coal was mined and a small train took coal from top of current day Clay Hill Rd to intersection of current hwy 192 and Pitman Creek to original Ruth Ky store operated by Mathew Warren, then Mr Alexander, then Ad Colyer then Ridners. Report Calls area at current Burnside Ky as Texas District.
|95||1864 Burnside area Civil War map (10 meg size)|
to right side, shows Ruth Ky area and John Colyer house(then occupied by Andrew Warren) at Pitman Creek. Note that down the road (currently called Clay Hill Road) that runs next to Pitman Creek, is Colyer Mill. I suspect that this mill belonged to Charles Colyer, uncle to John Colyer. See Charles Colyer who received first court order in 1799 for grist mill on Buck Creek Pulaski County and 1822 road order along Pitman creek mentioning land of Charles "Colyear". The map also shows neighbor named Keeney whose name is referenced in a road project in Court Orders Book 5 Pulaski County starting at Widow Langdon's...ie John Colyer house. Thanks to Joe at Ky Dept of Highways Dist. 8 office Somerset for this map. Note that this map is for Burnside area. Other 1861 maps on this site for civil war seem to show current hwy 192 (formerly Sublimity rd.) Therefore this area on this Burnside map may not show it due to purpose not to show roads insignificant to Burnside...ie Sublimity toll road going to resort.
|96||1864 Kentucky State Senate vote by Cyrenius Waite Soldier Voting|
Ironic bill vote in February 1864 by Cyrenius Waite to allow Union Soldiers from Kentucky to vote for 1864 Presidential election, where nationwide this was thought to highly favor Lincoln for re-election in midst of Civil War. Cyrenius Waite being largest slave holder in Pulaski County KY. Kentucky was only state south of Mason-Dixon line to allow this and yet its majority voted in election against Lincoln as did its Union soldiers by 70%. Then again, KY may have been about only state south of Mason Dixon Line to be permitted to vote in this war time election.
|97||1864 Seth Bradshaw death record Georgia , union soldier|
|98||1864 Seth Bradshaw, union soldier death in Georgia|
|99||1865 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis|
|100||1869 Kentucky Court Appeals case land dispute|
Involves Cyrenius Waite, Lindsey Colyer, Samuel Black. Note the economic devastation on land values during Civil War in Pulaski County. Land purchased for $1 per acre in 1857, sold at 20 cents an acre at auction in 1869. This appears to be property inherited from John Colyer, the father of Lindsey Colyer and Samuel Black's wife, Harriett (based on 1/17th undivided interests) At some point Cyrenius Waite has come to lay claim to the sold 1/17th interests. See 1865 deed under John Colyer, where heirs all sell their 1/17th interest in farm at Pitman Creek to Andrew Warren. Colyer family friend, Cyrenius Waite, appears to have again intervened in Colyer land as he did for Bluford Colyer...see deeds under Bluford Colyer.