Kennedy to Crawford Deed

Deed-KY-Lincoln-Crawford-Kennedy

Lincoln County Kentucky
Deed Book A
page 219 image 120
FH Microfilm 192238

Kennedy to Crofford

This Indenture maid this 19th day of April in
the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and
eight six between Thos Kennedy of the county of
Lincoln and State of Virginia of the one part and James
Crofford of the state and county aforesaid of the other


part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of
the sum of one hundred pounds current money
paid by the said James Crofford to sd
Kennedy he hath granted bargained and sold and by
these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the sd James
Crofford his heirs exceters admrs or assigns one certain
trackt or parcel of land containing two hundred acres
of land lying in the county of Lincoln on the waters of
Paint lick ajoining John Kennedy Station place on the
north and bounded as foullieth to wit beginning at
the north east corner of John Kennedy station settlement
at a sugartree thence west with said Kennedy line one
hundred and fifty poles to two sugartrees on said Kennedy
line and on Samuel Gordons line, thence North ten
degrees East two hundred and thirteen and half poles to a
sugartree bounded by Gordons line thence East one
hundred and fifty poles to small Elm tree thence south
ten degrees west [two] hundred and thirteen & half poles to the

the beginning with all ways waters water courses proffits
heridetaments unto the said James Crofford his heirs and
assigns forever doth hereby warrant and forever defend the
said described land and witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal the day and year above written
Thos Kennedy
Agness Kennedy
Signed sealed & delivered
In the presence of us
At a court continued and held for Lincoln County the
19th day of April 1786
This indenture was acknow
ledged by the said Thomas Kennedy and Agnes his wife (she be
ing first privily examined as the law directs to be their act
and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Test Willis Green CLB

John Kennedy Deceased

Lincoln County Kentucky
Court Order Books 1781-1919

Vols. 1-2 1781-1786
FS Film 192253 – DGS 7763893

Image 227

July court 1784
On the motion of Martha Kennedy who made oath
and executed and acknowledged bond as teh law di
rects a certificate is granted her for obtaining
letters of Administration of the Estate of John
Kennedy Deceased

Ordered that George Hart, Samuel Denis Aquil
la Carmack and and Thomas Henry or any three of
them being first sworn do appraise the Estate of
John Kennedy deceased and return the apprais
ment to the court

Garrard County Tax

Have you ever tried to figure out who is who in a community when there are multiple people of the same name?

Well, that’s where I am with the Garrard County tax records from 1797-1806.

I have four Crawford families that potentially live in Garrard County during that time period.

  • James Crawford husband of Rebecca Anderson who purchased land from Thomas Kennedy. James‘ sons were Isaac (?-?), William (1784-1864) and James (1790-1856)
  • William Crawford who claimed to have purchased land from J Kennedy. His sons would not have been old enough to be listed on the tax lists while William Crawford was living in Garrard County. 
  • James Crawford who married Martha Knight in 1793 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. James is thought to be the son of Rebecca CrawfordRebecca purchased land from George Douglas.
  • James Crawford who married Sally Duggins in 1799 in Garrard County, Kentucky. James is thought to be the son of Mary Crawford who married Alexander Moore.

I did find four families but not the above four families.
Now, my task is to figure out who I found. Two of the families were obvious because of the land references.

  • James Crawford on image 11 was shown with 146 acres of land on Paint Lick. The original grantor of the land was Thos Kennedy. Since I have a copy of a deed where this land was purchased and another deed for the sale of land that names Rebecca, I believe the James Crawford shown owning land on Paint Lick is the James Crawford whose wife was Rebecca.
  • William Crawford is shown on image 12 with 1808 acres on Paint Lick. The original grantor of this land was John Kennedy. In 1795, a court case was filed between the Kennedy’s and William Crawford over the land. I believe the William Crawford named in the court case is the William Crawford shown on the tax list in 1797.

James and William Crawford are in the same taxing district as the Kennedys, including Thomas Kennedy, Bazeleel Maxwell and Alexander Moor. Thomas Kennedy is who James Crawford purchased land from. Bazeleel Maxwell’s wife was an Anderson. Both James Crawford and Bazeleel Maxwell are named in a deed from 1798 that identifies heirs of John Anderson. Alexander Moor is likely the Alexander Moore that married Mary Crawford in 1793.

A second James Crawford appears on image 41 of  the 1797 tax list. This James Crawford is shown with 140 acres on Sugar Creek. The original grantor for this land was identified as Jacob Myres. Since George Douglas is found on image 43 with 200 acres of land with the same original grantor (Jacob Myres), I believe this James Crawford to be the son of Rebekah Crawford.

Also found in this same set of tax records are James and William Sellers. James and William married Mary and Sarah Crawford, respectively. Rebekah Crawford gave permission for Mary and Sarah to marry.

Since this second James Crawford isn’t always listed with land, I used the proximity to Douglas and Sellers family to identify this James Crawford.

The fourth CRAWFORD family found was in 1806. William Crawford is listed on the same page as the James Crawford who purchased land from T Kennedy. James had a son William who was born in April 1784, making him old enough to appear the tax list in 1806. Another son, James, was born in 1790. Thus, he could be the male over 16 listed with James Crawford on image 425.

Based on the above analysis, a James Crawford is missing. This is likely the James Crawford thought to be the son of Mary Crawford Moore and the James Crawford who married Sally Duggins in 1799.

James Crawford, likely husband of Martha Knight, is not found on the tax roles after 1801. [Or he disappears earlier and the James Crawford who married Sally Duggins is listed for a couple of years before disappearing off of the list.]

In 1799, there is a John Crawford listed on the same page as James Crawford. At this time, I have no idea who this John Crawford is.

After studying these tax records, there are some questions that need answered:

  • Where is the missing James Crawford? 
  • What happened to the 140 acres of land on Sugar Creek that James Crawford is listed with?
  • Where is Isaac Crawford — suspected son of James and Rebecca (Anderson) Crawford who was married in 1808 in Garrard County, KY?
  • Who is the John Crawford listed on the 1799 tax list?

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Garrard County Kentucky
Tax Books 1797-1875

Tax Books, 1797-1799-1806
film 7988
DGS 7834436

Image 5 — 1797

Image 11

  • Crawford James — 146 acres Paintlick Madison Thos Kennedy ditto ditto 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 6 horses

Image 12

  • Crawford William 180 acres Paint Lick Garrard John Kennedy ditto Ditto – 2 males > 21, 10 horses

image 13

  • Duggins Daniel – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Duggins William – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

image 19

  • Kennedy David – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks>16 , 2 total blacks, 11 horses
  • Kennedy JOhn – 340 acres Paint LIck Madison – John Kennedy ditto Thos Kennedy 1 male > 21, 2 blacks >16 , 4 total blacks, 3 horses

Image 20

  • Kennedy Thos — 300 acres Paint Lick Garrard Thos Kennedy ditto Thos Kennedy – 1 male > 21, 16 blacks > 16, 30 total blacks, 20 horses, 1 stud horse
  • Kennedy Thos 400 acres Paint Lick Garrard John Kennedy ditto ditto
  • Kennedy Thomas – 400 acres Paint Lick Garrard John Kennedy ditto ditto
  • Kennedy Thomas – 400 acres Paint Lick – Garrard John Tate Ditto Ditto
  • Kennedy Thomas – 600 acres Paint Lick Garrard James Trimble ditto ditto
  • Kennedy THomas 300 acres Dicks River Lincoln County John Kennedy ditto ditto
  • Several more entries

Image 22

  • Bazel Maxwell — land on Paint Lick, Silver Creek and Otter Creek

Image 23

  • Moore Alexander – 50 acres Paint Lick – Madison – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 33 — start of book 2

Image 41

  • Crawford James 140 acres Sugar Cr Lincoln Jacob Myres DO DO – 1 male > 21, 5 horses

Image 43

  • Douglas George 200 acres Boons Cr ?county is DO and above is illegible – Jacob Myres DO DO – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 9 horses
  • Douglas Nathan
  • Douglas John

Image 58

  • Sellers William – 100 acrs Sugar Garrard John Downing – ditto -ditt0 – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Selelrs, James – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Selelrs, Sammuel – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Saller William – 304 acres boxes Cr Nelson Thos Whitledge ditto Ditto – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 67 Book 3

Image 76 book 4

Image 78 — no tax list for 1798

Image 79 – 1799

Image 83

  • Crawford James – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Douglas, Nathan 1 malr > 21, 1 black, 2 horses
  • Douglas, Samuel – 1 male > 21, 1 horses
  • Douglas, George – 1male > 21, 4 horses
  • Dougan, Daniel – 1 male > 1, 3 horses

image 84 –

  • Ellis, William
  • Ellis, Joseph

Image 88

  • Sellers James – 1 male > 21, 5 horses
  • Sellers WIlliam 1 male > 21, 4 horses
  • Sellers Samuel, 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 91 — book 2

Image 93

  • Crawford James 1 male 7 horses                    Likely James and Rebecca (Anderson) Crawford — Kennedy’s are in this group
  • Crawford John 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 96

  • Kennedy JOhn Senr
  • Kennedy John Jr
  • Kennedy THomas
  • Kennedy David

Image 97

  • Maxwell Bazaleel
  • Maxwell Samuel
  • Maxwell John Jr
  • Miller Jacob

Image 102
1800

Image 117

  • Kennedy family

Image 120

  • Maxwell Bazel
  • Miller Jacob

Image 121

  • Moor Alexander – 50 acres Garrard Paint lick – 1 male > 21 – 3 horses
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Madison County Paint Lick

image 130 – start of book 2

Image 133

  • Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 134

  • Douglas, George
  • Duggins Daniel

Image 144

  • Sellers Wm
  • Sellers James
  • Sellers SamC

Image 151
1801

Image 156

  • Crawford James – 140 Paint Lick – THos Kennedy -DO – Do – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 9 horses

Image 162

  • Kennedy family

Image 166

  • Maxwell – various but no Bezal

Image 173
Book 2

Image 176

  • Crofford James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Douglas, George – 1 male > 21, 1 Black > 16, 2 total blacks, 4 horses

Image 177

  • Duggin Daniel – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 186

  • Salyer Samuel
  • Salyer Benjamin
  • Salyer James – 100 acres Garrard County Sugar Creek Jdowning – 1 male > 21, 5 horses
  • Salyer, William – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 193
1802

Image 200

  • Crawford James – 146 acres Garrard Paint Lick – T Kennedy same same – 1 male > 21, 1 Male > 16, 10 horses

Image 207

  • Kennedy Family

Image 208

  • Thomas Kennedy

Image 210

  • More Alexander – 50 acres Garrard – Paint Lick – P ford same same – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • More Alexander – 50 acres – Madison – Paint Lick – G Clay – same – same

Image 211

  • Maxwell Bazaleel

Image 221
New Book

Image 227

  • Duggins Alex – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Duggins Richard 1 male > 21
  • Duggins Eijah – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 239

  • Sellers James — 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr John Downing same same – 1 male > 21, 7 horses
  • Sellers James — 200 acres Barren Nobel er Aaron Har[?] same

Image 246
1803

image 252

  • Crawford James – 140 acres – Garrard – Paint Lick – T Kennedy – do – do – 1 male > 21, 1 Male > 16, 11 horses

Image 260

  • Kennedy Thomas

image 263

  • Maxwell Bezelal

Image 274
book 2

Image 292

  • Sellers James 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr J Downing same same 1 male > 21, 5 horses
  • Sellers James 200 acres Barren [Mobal a] A Harting – same

Image 301
1804

Image 306

  • Crawford James 140 acres Gard Paint Lick – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 7 horses

Image 313

  • Kennedy family

Image 315

  • Maxwell — John and James

Image 316

  • Maxwell Bazeleel
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Grrd Paint Lick Hook do do – 1 male > 21, 4 horses
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Madison

Book 2 – image 327

Image 334

  • Duggins Elisabeth 117 acres Garrard Sugar Cr Walker Daniel same same 3 horses

image 350

  • Sellers James – 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr – Jno Downring same same, 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Sellers James 200 acres Barren NHobab C Aron Haslen same

Image 358
1805

image 364 – C starts

Image 374 –

  • Maxwell William and Thomas but not Bazaleel

Image 382

  • Sellers James — 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr Jas Downing same same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Sellers James — 200 acres Barren Nobobl — Ason Harlin – same

Book 2 — starts image 390

Image 395

  • 29 – Crawford James – 145 acres – Garrard – Pain – T Kennedy – same – same – 2 males > 21, 0 1 male > 16, 20 horses

Image 403

  • Kennedy, Thomas

Image 406

  • Moore Alex – 50 acres – garrard – PLick – 1 male > 21 – 6 horses
  • Moore, Alex – 50 acres – Madison -same –

Image 407

  • Maxwell Bazaleel – 200 acres — Garrard county – PLick – J Maxwell – Same – same – 1 male > 21 – 1 male > 16 – 2 blacks > 16  – 6 total blacks – 9 horses

Image 418
1806

Image 425

  • Crawford James 150 acres Garrd Paint Lick – T Kennedy – do – do – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 10 horses – James son over 16
  • Crawford William – 1 male > 21, 3 horses — Likely son of James Crawford on same page

Image 435

  • Kennedy Thomas

Image 440

  • Maxwell Bazeleel

Image 441

  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Grrd Paint LIck – 1 male > 21 5 horses
  • Moor Alexander 50 acres Madison Paint Lick

Image 458 start of book 2

Image 467

  • Duggins Elisabeth – 117 acres – Garrard Sugar Cr – Walker Daniel – same – same – 3 horses

Image 482

  • Sellers James — 100 acres Garrard Sugar Cr – Jno Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Sellers, James – 200 acres – Barren – Nobob Cr – Aron Shanklin – same – same