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If this is Abigail Norton, wife of Frederick Dowell Basham, I show her
as born 8 Aug 1802 [or 1807] in Whitehall, Washington Co., NY.
Unfortunately, I don't know the source. Whitehall, NY is due south of
If you don't have one, buy a Kentucky Atlas with GPS grids by DeLorme.
If you're in/near KY, stop at Sam's Club and buy one for ca $10.
Otherwise, order one from your local Barnes & Noble bookstore for ca
Both Norton Valley & Sugar Tree Run are shown in Breckinridge Co., but I
couldn't find a Whitehall in Breckinridge Co. in the index.
A "ballpark" location for Sugar Tree Run [appears to be a small creek]
is shown as 2½ to 3 mi. N-NW of Lodiburg, beginning near Frymire and
ending at Sinking Creek between Mystic and Sample, KY [page 33 in the
Norton Valley is shown on page 47 located almost centrally on a line
between Webster & Hardinsburg, i.e., ca 6-7 mi. SW of Webster, or NE
of Hardinsburg, KY. Obediah Basham and Celia Dowell are said to be
buried in a Basham Cemetery in Norton Valley. We believe we were in
that cemetery in April 2000.
White Hall, KY is shown as a small town north of Richmond [Madison Co.]
along I-75, on page 52.
Also, KY has a nice feature where you can see and print a topo map of
any specific area in the State. Go to http://ukcc.uky.edu/%7Eatlas/ ;
1) Enter Norton Valley in the box;
2) Select the county;
3) Click on topo viewer on the bottom line of the alternatives;
4) Wait for the map to download.
Larry A. Nelson
>I have an Abigail Norton born Whitehall, Breckinridge Co. KY. I can't
>on the map. Does anyone know where it is located? Maybe it is a slang
>for an area, or the name of an estate. One source believes it might in
>Valley, another term not found on the map but locals know the area. I
>maps could include such known areas!
>I might also mention sources show my folks in the Sugar Tree Run area.
>the map does show a Sugar Tree Run (looks like a creek on the map)
>the "area"? the entire length of the creek? How does one narrow down
>description? Right this second I can't remember if it was the
>Nortons, Pollocks, or Chappells that the source was referring too. Why
>creek called a RUN? Where did it get its name? And don't tell me some
>saw a sugar tree "run", thus the name! "-) (I used to fall for that
My aunt Lettie (Oletta Claycomb Green Ellis) married a guy named Albert Ellis
after her first husband died. She married Hugh Green in 1933 and was married
to Albert in the fifties and sixties (I remember visiting them at their farm
as a wee lass. They even taught me to churn butter and for a city girl that
was an eye opener!). Does someone have marriage record, tax records or
something for that decade to find this guy? I would like to fill in her
blanks on my genealogy sheet for a marriage date for them. I know he was a
farmer and some thought he was a few bricks shy of a load but he deserves a
spot in history! No children from either marriage for her.
I have an Abigail Norton born Whitehall, Breckinridge Co. KY. I can't find it
on the map. Does anyone know where it is located? Maybe it is a slang term
for an area, or the name of an estate. One source believes it might in Norton
Valley, another term not found on the map but locals know the area. I wish
maps could include such known areas!
I might also mention sources show my folks in the Sugar Tree Run area. While
the map does show a Sugar Tree Run (looks like a creek on the map) where is
the "area"? the entire length of the creek? How does one narrow down such a
description? Right this second I can't remember if it was the Claycombs, the
Nortons, Pollocks, or Chappells that the source was referring too. Why is a
creek called a RUN? Where did it get its name? And don't tell me some indian
saw a sugar tree "run", thus the name! "-) (I used to fall for that stuff!)
Isn't it probable that the Elisha Monis named below was
instead, Elisha Morris? In the deed, is it definitely Monis
vs. Morris? There are several families in the 1850 Breck.
Co. census named Morris, but none named Monis.
Another hint: Just because James Ingram doesn't appear in
the index for a census doesn't mean that he isn't there. My
wife's gg-grandfather [Charles Graham] is not listed in the
back of the book for 1850 Breckinridge Co., KY census, pub.
by West-Central KY Family Res. Assoc.; however, by looking
at each page, I found them as Dist. 1, #492 - GRAYHAM, Charles.
Neither Graham nor Grayham appear in the index. So, anyone
who merely checks the index will conclude that the Charles
Graham family must not have lived in Breck. Co., KY in 1850.
Larry A. Nelson
>I have transcribed the best I can on this one. Words
>are missing where the book was bound. If you are
>experienced at legal wording - perhaps you can help
>Hope you find a name or two you are looking for.
>I can't find this James Ingram in the census but he
>has 3 land deals - so he's there somewhere.
>James Ingram to Elisha Monis March 11th 1831 This 20th
>day of September 1827
>This indenture made between James Ingram of the State
>of Kentucky, Breckenridge County of TN. The one part
>by his attorney in fact John Miller of the county of
>Hawkins and state of Tennessee to Elisha Monis of said
>county of Breckenridge of the other part both____ the
>James Ingram by his attorney in fact John Miller for
>in the consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars
>Wm. Smith paid Elisha Monis the ___ ____ ____ _____
>James Ingram to Elisha Monis John for said James doth
>bargain and or sell forty four acres of land on Beach
>Creek south side of Holstein, Hawkins County state of
>TN and for the consideration of the hundred dollars
>above named it being part of afore granted to
>John Thompson by the state of North Carolina owned by
>Jacob Kepler he gave at his son in law John gngklis
>(Gonzales?) and the school(?). James Ingram above
>named Bestti(?) and his as follows beginning at a
>white oak tree, ___Beach on the north side of the
>creek on the bank it being a corner of the land of Job
>Kepler place running West 36 poles to a stake thence
>south across the main creek to Pilant? line hence
>with line North 336 to the corner of a plant tract of
>persimmon bush thence a ___ ___ to 2 white oaks at the
>mouth of a small ____ sharply?(maybe darky?) school
>in said creek which are all ___thence closely by the
>grove where said E. Monis ____thence down the creek
>to the beginning which do said Ingram by his
>attorney doth define from him the J. Ingram and
>his heirs forever and from all other persons to the
>said Elisha Monis to his heirs forever
>singular as the premise of his line of Moniss and all
>appurtenances unto me.
>Belonging forty four acres be it more or less thru
>the source mentioned.
>In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed
>my seal the day as written by my
>lawful attorney in fact.
>Clerk: M. Burum(or Busum)
>State of Tennessee
> James Ingram
> By me his attorney Gallager Court of Plats
>20 November 1831
I have transcribed the best I can on this one. Words
are missing where the book was bound. If you are
experienced at legal wording - perhaps you can help
Hope you find a name or two you are looking for.
I can't find this James Ingram in the census but he
has 3 land deals - so he's there somewhere.
James Ingram to Elisha Monis March 11th 1831 This 20th
day of September 1827
This indenture made between James Ingram of the State
of Kentucky, Breckenridge County of TN. The one part
by his attorney in fact John Miller of the county of
Hawkins and state of Tennessee to Elisha Monis of said
county of Breckenridge of the other part both____ the
James Ingram by his attorney in fact John Miller for
in the consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars
Wm. Smith paid Elisha Monis the ___ ____ ____ _____
James Ingram to Elisha Monis John for said James doth
bargain and or sell forty four acres of land on Beach
Creek south side of Holstein, Hawkins County state of
TN and for the consideration of the hundred dollars
above named it being part of afore granted to
John Thompson by the state of North Carolina owned by
Jacob Kepler he gave at his son in law John gngklis
(Gonzales?) and the school(?). James Ingram above
named Bestti(?) and his as follows beginning at a
white oak tree, ___Beach on the north side of the
creek on the bank it being a corner of the land of Job
Kepler place running West 36 poles to a stake thence
south across the main creek to Pilant? line hence
with line North 336 to the corner of a plant tract of
persimmon bush thence a ___ ___ to 2 white oaks at the
mouth of a small ____ sharply?(maybe darky?) school
in said creek which are all ___thence closely by the
grove where said E. Monis ____thence down the creek
to the beginning which do said Ingram by his
attorney doth define from him the J. Ingram and
his heirs forever and from all other persons to the
said Elisha Monis to his heirs forever
singular as the premise of his line of Monis�s and all
appurtenances unto me.
Belonging forty four acres be it more or less thru
the source mentioned.
In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed
my seal the day as written by my
lawful attorney in fact.
Clerk: M. Burum(or Busum)
State of Tennessee
By me his attorney Gallager Court of Plats
20 November 1831
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I am enclosing one of the 1818 land documents I have
transcribed. It is very difficult to read - so please
forgive my "blanks"...Hoping for someone to recognize
Know all men by those present that I, James Ingram of
Breckenridge County State of
Kentucky for d_____good known consideration me
hereunto premises have made or
____,authorized, nominated and appointed and by those
present do make ordain authorize
nominate appoint John Miller of Hawkins County state
of Tennessee my true and lawful
attorney for ____my from to bargain and sell the tract
of land that the said Ingram bought
of Wm. Gabell it being lying on Brook Creek in Hawkins
County State of Tennessee has
no yea that I do authorize my said attorney to make a
____and warrant _____from all
person witnessing ____ ____ such as is common in duty
for such____ or mice as be my
said attorney may be fit in terminating and also for
me and in my ____to me all ____0o
of money due me to sell es___ and sealing such ____ of
conveyance and shall and maybe
lawful irrevocable so as if I was personally present
and did the act myself hereby
notifying confirming all such deed or duty convering
which shall at any time hereafter be
sealed and executed by my said attorney ____ or
concerning the premise above
mentioned in _____whereof and from herewith set my
hand ______my seal the 20th of
Present: Miller Ingram James Ingram
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When I go through the information that can be
found in the New Albany, In. Library from Dr. George
H. Ingram/Miller Bible - I find something new.
I know there are lots of Millers in Breckenridge Co.,
On the Inside front cover is:
Will Miller Cave in Rock
Guir(Guie) Lanebe (Lauebe??)
Marion Thomas (or Thom??)
Johnie Sharer (or Starer??)
Back Cover - Inside - Will Miller Cave in Rock
Back flyleaf outside: Prezent to Will Miller from
Mrs. E. Hastings
On the back side of leaf between the New and Old
James F. Miller was bornd Nov. 16th 1863
Marry E. Miller was born DEC 20th 1865
William D. Miller was bornd MAR 4th 1873
Marry E. Miller dide AUG 5th 1867
James F. Miller deaid MAR 20th 1880.
Different handwriting: Harry Barcom (Or Barcorn??)
was born FEB 14 1875.
I have no other information on the above names. It is
believed a Thomas Ingram married a Miller girl. She
died in childbirth with a child they named Miller
Ingram. Born probably in Hawkins Co., TN. I would
guess before 1800.
Is there such a place as Cave in Rock? What state
would that be?
I hope the above information helps someone - who will
in turn help me, since I am in the dark about exactly
how/when Miller married into our line.
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TO: > > Gen Gibson Ashby frankgenashby(a)aol.com
I'm looking for more information of some Gibsons I can trace to Breckinridge Co KY, Nelson Co KY, and VA. Hope you can help me add more details.
I have records on sisters Sarah (AKA Sally) Gibson (b Apr 16, 1816) in KY and Eliza Gibson (b bet 1806-1810) in KY who's father is William Gibson who was married to a Sally.
Here's a little more about Sarah/Sally:
Several names appear. Sarah Ann Gibson is referenced in a KY book of marriages being married in 1840 to James H Halley. Sally A is listed in the 1850 census. Sarah N is listed in the book of deaths. Sally A is listed in the record of the cemetery. I'm speculating that perhaps her legal name is Sarah which is used for the marriage record and the death record, but she went by Sally.
From Breckinridge Co KY Deaths: Sarah N. HALLEY, 34, female, married, Doctor's Wife, b. Nelson Co. KY, dau. of William & (?) GIBSIN, d. 2/13/1852, Cold.
From Records of #89 Conner Cemetery Halley, Sally A. 4/16/1816 2/15/1852 W of Dr. James H.
After Sarah/Sally died, James H. Halley married her sister Eliza.
I believe the sisters had a brother James Gibson.
Although James HALLEY lived in Breckinridge Co, the William Gibson and his wife lived in Nelson Co, and were from VA. Here's more about them:
I believe William and Sally are the parents of Sarah Ann and Eliza. They are listed in the 1850 Nelson Co, KY, Census with Eliza age 40. They're listed with place of birth as VA, and Eliza is listed with KY place of birth. Sarah's death record lists place of birth as Nelson KY with father William Gibsin. The 1880 Arkansas Co, AR census with William Halley as head of household shows Eliza as his Aunt, age 74, place of birth KY, and her parents place of birth as VA.
While it seems unlikely, perhaps William left VA and swung through PA where your Joseph was born before arriving in KY where Eliza and Sarah were born.
Oh well. Let me know what you think.
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> I can fill in relatives on Shelman, Cart, Dowell's, Gibson Let me know what
> you have and I'll help where I can. This is all Breckenridge Co Ky relatives.
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I have an elusive James Ingram that sold land in
Hawkins Co., TN. He and a lawyer worked out the
details from Breckenridge Co., KY.
When I try to do a land Patent via the internet -
neither State comes up so I can do a search.
THEREFORE, What is the address of the courthouse in
Breckenridge Co., KY. so I can write to them?
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Hello everyone! I am searching for several of my husband's Breckinridge
PIERCE, PRUITT, STONE, SHARP, HICKS, BRIDWELL, MCCAMMISH
1 Tilghman PIERCE b: 1812 in Rockingham, VA
. +Maria PRUITT b: 1810 dau of Joshua Pruitt of Washington Co., KY
........ 2 Joel Pierce b: 1835 in Breckinridge, Kentucky
............ +Martha Ann STONE b: 1838 in Breckinridge, Kentucky
........ 2 John H. Pierce b: 1831
........ 2 Elizabeth Pierce b: 1841
........ 2 Nancy W. Pierce b: 1844
*2nd Wife of Tilghman Pierce:
. +Matilda Farrow
........ 2 Jane Pierce b: 1849
........ 2 Melissa Pierce b: 1854
........ 2 Lissi Pierce b: July 03, 1860
Also Horace HICKS b. 7/03/1851 Breck Co. marr. Marie Louise McCAMISH
Also David SHARP b. 1845 Breck Co., marr Nancy BRIDWELL b. 1846 Breck Co.
She was dau of Thomas Bridwell
Would love to hear from fellow searchers.
Betty Cruse Pierce
I agree... been to quiet, and with spring and ummer coming up it's going to
get even more quiet. While my researching info is tied up on a "locked up"
drive and I can't get to it yet, I still would like to post the surnames that
I am looking.
Up until about 50 or so years ago, all my branches were in Breckinridge Co.,
and had been there for about 120-130 years. I'll post the earliest known
ancestor and spouse and pray my memory and notes will hold out on any queries
1. Thomas Jefferson BRUNER (son of Abraham and Nancy PENICK BRUNER) md.
Charlotte GRAY. My line goes from James Francis BRUNER who md. Francis
"Fanny" KASEY BRUNER (dau of Sandy KASEY and ??), to their son William Henry
Harrison BRUNER who md. Mary KNOTT (dau of William and Louisa ROBBINS KNOTT),
to their daughter which is my grandmother.
2. William KNOTT (originally born in Washington Co., KY; father of Rev.
Raphael "Ralph" KNOTT) md. Louisa ROBBINS and had 12 children. They had Rev.
Raphael KNOTT who married Sarah Elizabeth HAYNES (Dudley HAYNES and not sure
which of two people is her mother) and when she died, married Mary L.
(possible HARDESTY or HARDAWAY). Raphael and Sarah had daughter Mary KNOTT
3. John ALLGOOD (originally born in Mecklenburg Co., VA in 1757) married and
had 5 children and made it to Breckinridge Co. where he died there in 1834.
His son Manley married Prissillia ?? and both are believed buried either in
Breck. or Meade Co. They had son George Washington ALLGOOD who married Mary
Vantine HALL (dau of Dr. William Cidney HALL and possibly ?? GANNAWAY of
Breckinridge Co.). They had son Samuel ALLGOOD who married Leura Harrison
LYNCH (dau of Thomas and Letitia JARED LYNCH). They had son George Alfred
ALLGOOD who married my grandmother (she's still living, so I won't post her
4. Thomas LYNCH (believed born in VA) served in the Civil War and believed
to have met his future wife through one of his fellow soldiers. He and
Letitia JARED (dau of Mayson/Mason and Mary "Polly" DOWELL JARED) had one
surviving son Alfred Lincoln LYNCH before he died of TB. Alford Lincoln
LYNCH md. Alice Minerva BLISSIT/BLISSETT (dau of Elijah and Nancy PRATHER
BLISSIT) and had dau Leura Harrison LYNCH (see above for whom she married).
5. Elijah BLISSIT md. Nancy PRATHER. Of their children they had Alice
Minerva BLISSETT who md. ?? HARRINGTON (first) and then Alford Lincoln LYNCH.
Of their children, they had Leura Harrison LYNCH (see above for connection).
I know that is a lot, but knew they were all, at one time, strongly based
Breckinridge Co. residents. Don't know what I might be able to do in the way
of help... but I pray I don't have things breakdown and hit me all at once
like they did several weeks ago. I will try my very best to respond to
anyone that happens to have connections.
I'm looking for Lucy DURHAM who married Simeon Franklin MATTHEWS.
She was his second wife, first wife was Palina Ellen BASHAM m May 31,1862.
Lucy was in Ohio Co. also by 1868 and had James Phillip MATTHEWS in 1868 Ohio Co.,KY.
Trying to find the DURHAM line.
I am related to the family of Burks from Louisville and Breckinridge County.
There is a connection of Dan Burks who just died July 2 l999 brother of Eliza
Payne , school teacher, living in Hardinsburg, ]
I have written Eliza Payne some time ago but failed to get a reply as she
seems too infirm.
I am interested in corresponding with someone in that family who can fill in
some gaps for me. I may have information for the responder as well as I have
info back to Rev War soldiers Richard S Stephens (Stephensport founder) and
John Burks with possible brothers for John (Isham, Nicholas, and Samuel) all
arriving in Jefferson County shortly after l780. The 4 seemed to be related
but may not be brothers.
Isham seems to be son of John Peartree Burks. John and John Peartree Burks
had wives named Elizabeth but it is fairly certain they are NOT the same
Appreciate any assistance.
The connection needed is from Daniel Stephens Burks to my line John Burks
born May 20 l824 and married to Eliza Stephens15 November 1855.
Anyone have any information on the following? John Spencer was 56 years old
and was born in Ky according to the 1850 census of Breckinridge county, Ky
when this will was written.
JOHN SPENCER WILL-- WRITTEN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, KENTUCKY JULY 1850.
I, John Spencer of the county of Breckinridge and state of Kentucky being of
sound mind and memory to my wife CHRISTIANA At the death of my wife
property of all kind .
What is Christians maiden name?
It is my desire that PATSY NICHOLS, sometimes-called PATSY MCCLELAND, shall,
if she chooses to remain with my wife, be supported by my said wife as long
as they both live
To my brother SAMUEL SPENCER one share of my estate
To my brother WILLIAM SPENCER one share of my estate
To my brother ROBERT SPENCER one share of my estate
To my brother JOSIAH SPENCER one share of my estate
To my brother JAMES one share of my estate He is also to have the privilege
if he chooses to do so, to live on the place where he now lives, but it is
left to his own choice.
To the children of BARNEY FRAIZE viz-JOHN FRAIZE, MARY FRAIZE, WILLIAM
FRAIZE AND JANE FRAIZE one share-to be divided as follows, WILLIAM FRAIZE
who is now and has been for some time living with me one half of said share
and the other half to be equally divided between the other children of the
said Barney Fraize
To my executors hereinafter named one share for the sole and exclusive use
and benefit of ELIZA FRAIZE wife of DAVID FRAIZE free from the debts and
control of her husband permitting said Eliza to use occupy enjoy the same
(land she is residing on) during her life and at her death, this and what
may be left of the other share of my estate to pay and discard to her
To my sisters I will one share each of my estate:
POLLY FRAIZE wife of MICHAEL FRAIZE
ELIZABETH FARRIS wife of JAMES FARRIS
NANCY MATTINGLY wife of LEONARD MATTINGLY
BARBARA MATTINGLY wife of WILLIAM MATTINGLY (Barb is a half sister, their
father, MICHAEL SPENCER married HANNA MATTINGLY according to Cooks Marriage
book on July 7, 1815. I do not have proof of Michael being the father of
Executors listed in 1850 were WILLIAM CANNON, JOHN HORREL and JOHN H.
Recorded in Breckinridge County, Monday, February 20th, 1854
Searching for SPENCER, FRANK, BLOXAM
We need to get to work here, This list is far too interesting a place to be
Severs, Martin, Puckett, Bruner, Shellman, Frymire, Barret, Burks,
Holt,Stephens, Jennings, Goodloe, Claycomb, Cart, Owsley families
I am developing a website for Kentucky Counties and
need someone that is familiar with this counties information to take a look
and see if anything needs to be corrected or added. Especially the
Local Genealogical Societies. Its located at
Thanks in advance.
Southeastern Genealogy Online