In your genealogy research, do you have a FAN (Family Associates, Neighbors) club? If so, do you ever see a name and question whether to add him/her to your FAN club? If so, that’s how I felt about Moses Dooley.
It was like that name, Moses Dooley, kept cropping up in different places and times. My first notes for Moses Dooley are from tax records for Preble County Ohio — living in the same community as my ancestor, James Crawford (wife Sally Smith Duggins) and ‘big’ James Crawford (wife Martha Knight).
Thinking that I should find Moses Dooley in Kentucky with these same Crawford families, I looked back at my Kentucky notes and discovered that I didn’t record anything about Moses Dooley. Rechecking the tax records, I found Moses Dooley in 1794 Madison County, Kentucky — on the same page as several Crawfords. [Kentucky, Madison. Tax Books, 1787-1874. Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY. Film #8126 DGS 7834478. Crawford James, William, 1794 Tax bookx 1787-1797, 1799-1807: image 197; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online February 2019.]
Assuming the Moses Dooley of Preble County, Ohio is the same person as the Moses Dooley of Madison County, Ky, that places Moses Dooley traveling a similar migration path as that traveled by the two James Crawford families.
A brief study of the information about Moses Dooley on the FamilySearch tree [L66r-BYH] revealed other connection points with my research:
Moses Dooley was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1748. Augusta County, is where my ancestor, James Crawford, is said to have been born.
Moses Dooley died in 1822 in Preble County, Ohio. James Crawford was living in Preble County, Ohio in 1822 and died there in 1854.
Moses Dooley’s grandson, Silas Dooley married Isabel McCracken. Isabel’s grandparents were Nathan Sellers and Sarah Finley. The Sellers family is part of my Crawford FAN club.
Moses Dooley’s son, Abner married Nancy Douglas. Nancy is the daughter of George and Rebecca Douglas. George Douglas is believed to be the brother of Rebekah Crawford. Rebekah Crawford is believed to be the mother of Sarah Crawford (md Williiam Sellers), Mary Crawford (md. James Sellers) and James Crawford (md Martha Knight)
With all of these loose connections to my Crawford family, I decided to see what else I could learn about Moses Dooley and his family. Digging thru Google searches, I stumbled upon a biography of Reuben Dooley, son of Moses Dooley.
Not only does this biography provide a lot of detail about Reuben Dooley and his parents, but it provides details for their migration path. This path took the family from Bedford County, Virginia to Madison County, Kentucky in 1781. From there the family moved to Barren County, Kentucky and then to Preble County, Ohio.
This migration path is very similar to that of the Preble County Crawfords. Deeds place James and Martha in Barren County, Kentucky prior to moving to Preble County, Ohio. Marriage records place both James in early Kentucky. James and Martha were married in Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1793. James and Sally were married in Garrard County Kentucky in 1799. Both James are believed to have been born in Augusta County, Virginia, one in 1770 and the other in 1772.
Although I haven’t found any relationship between my Crawford line and the Dooleys, this biography provides support for the migration of the Preble County James Crawfords South onto the Marrowbone out of the Garrard County Kentucky area prior to the migration North into Preble County, Ohio.
I am glad I followed that ‘nudge’ to do more research on Moses Dooley. He is now an ‘official’ member of my Crawford FAN club.
My mind is ‘jumping up and down’ with joy this morning. Another CRAWFORD researcher contacted me this morning to let me know he had found out his haplogroup: R-Y88686. That is the SAME haplogroup as my brother.
We FINALLY have some evidence that we are related!
We both descend from James Crawford of Preble County, Ohio. His James Crawford was born in 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia and died in 1833 in Warren County, Indiana. My James was born in 1772 in Virginia and died in 1854 in Preble County, Ohio.
Both men were living in Kentucky prior to 1800. His James married Martha Knight in 1793 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. My James married Sally Duggins in 1799 in Garrard County, Kentucky. (Garrard County was formed in 1797 from Lincoln and Madison counties.)
In 1811, his James filed land entry papers showing he had made the final payment for the SW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7 Range 2 East in Preble County, Ohio. In 1816, my James filed similar land entry papers showing he had made the final payment for the NW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 East in Preble County, Ohio. Yes, they owned adjoining land.
These two families appear to have migrated together for over 100 years. Thus, we have long suspected a relationship.
Not only has our yDNA tests shown us that we need to keep looking for that relationship, but it has added a third James Crawford to the mix. This James was also in Garrard County prior to 1800. James was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1758 and died in Jefferson County, Indiana in 1836. In 1779, this James Crawford married Rebecca Anderson Maxwell in Montgomery County, Virginia.
So that’s three members of our haplogroup:
three James Crawfords
all in Garrard County, Kentucky prior to 1800
all born in Virginia – likely in early Augusta County, Virginia
no father/son relationship between any of the three James Crawfords
The fourth member of our haplogroup descends from William Nelson Crawford. William was born in 1829 in Ohio. Little information about William has been found prior to his marriage to Julia Ann Decious in 1864 in Lassen, California. By 1877, William and Julia were living in Klickitat County, Washington. William died in Klickitat County in 1907.
This William Crawford may have been the 21 year old William Crawford listed in the household of William Crawford (son of James and Martha Crawford) on the 1850 census in Pike Township, Warren County, Indiana.
If so, that would place William Nelson Crawford in Warren County, Indiana along with James and Martha Crawford and their children and with my ancestor Nelson G. Crawford, son of James and Sally Crawford.
This new haplogroup information says these four families are related. We just need to do more digging to figure out how!
Do you ever find yourself retracing your research steps because you learn about a new family connection? Yep, that’s me. I’m going back thru the early tax lists for Madison County, KY.
I wrote about my journey with suspected CRAWFORD family members in my January 2019 post, Tax Man Cometh. At the time, I mentioned finding Edward Crawford in a different taxing district from the other Crawfords. I didn’t pursue Edward for several reasons. Since he wasn’t shown as a land owner, I wouldn’t find any deeds for him. I also didn’t have any information tying Edward to any of the other Crawfords in those early tax records.
Now, I have yDNA evidence showing a relationship to Edward Crawford of Overton, Tennessee. From what I’ve been able to learn about this Edward Crawford, his birthplace is thought to be Pennsylvania or Virginia.
I have NO evidence that the Edward Crawford in the Madison County tax lists is the same Edward Crawford who died in Overton County, Tennessee. I also currently have NO evidence that they are not the same person.
Thus, I’m going to revisit the tax lists to see if I can learn anything more about the Edward Crawford of Madison County, Kentucky.
As mentioned in my previous post, I found several Crawfords listed in these Madison County, KY tax lists.
Mary Crawford(found 1787-1792)
James Crawford(found 1787-1796)
William Crawford (found (1787-1796)
James Crawford – appears in 1792
Alexander Crawford – appears in 1792
John Crawford– appears in 1795
William Crawford Jr– appears in 1795
Edward Crawford — appears in 1795 – under a different commissioner’s list
Edward is the only Crawford who appears on the 1797 tax list. Edward is also listed on the 1799 tax list but has not been found after that date. Since the first wife of Edward Crawford of Overton, TN was named Mary Gentry, I also looked for any GENTRY families on these Madison County, KY tax lists. I found several GENTRY families with most owning land.
Madison County, Kentucky Tax Books, 1787-1874 Tax books 1787-1797, 1799-1807 Film 8126DGS 7834478 Image 206
Madison County 1795
Crawford James – 1 male >21; 5 horses; 17 cattle; 146 acres
Crawford John – 1 male > 21, 2 horses, 6 cattle
Crawford William Jr – 1 male > 21; 2 horses; 6 cattle
Crawford William Sr – 1 male > 21; 1 male 16-21; 12 horses; 28 cattle; 180 acres
Duggins, William – 1 male > 21; 2 horses; 8 cattle
Duggins, Daniel – 1 male >21
Moore Alexander – 1 male >21; 3 horses; 3 cattle
Image 218, 219, 220 – No William McClure, George Miller or Nancy Miller
Crawford Edward– 1 male >21, 2 horses; 3 cattle
Image 258 – 1795
May 13 Gentry, Richard – 1 male > 21 – 0 male > 16 – 6 total blacks – 2 blacks under 16 – 5 horses – 40 cattle
Gentry, Robert – 1 male > 21, 2 total blacks – 1 black > 16 – 3 horses – 35 cattle
Gentry, David – 1 male > 21, 4 horses – 14 cattle
Image 266 1796
Crawford Edwd – no land given – 2 males > 16, 2 horses, 4 cattle
Gentry, Richard 100 acres Silver C Madison – entered Wm Dolton – survey Sam’l Davis – 1 male > 21, 5 blacks > 16, 7 total balcks, 6 horses, 52 cattle
Gentry, David – 100 acres Silver C Madison – entered Wm Hix – survey DO – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 14 cattle
Crawford James – 1216 acres Paint Lick Madison County
Thos L Kennedy Grant; 1 male >21; 1 male 16-21; 6 horses; 25 cattle [200 Acres – James/Rebecca]
Crawford William – 1 male >21; 2 horses; 6 cattle
Crawford, William – 180 acres paint Lick, Madison county; John Kennedy grant; 1 male >21; 1 male 16-21; 7 horses; 25 cattle
Crawford, John – 1 male >21; 1 horse; 13 cattle
Duggins, Alexander – 1 male >21; 1 horse
Duggins, David- 1 male > 21; 1 horse; 2 cattle
Duggins Benjamin – 1 male > 21; 1 horse
Duggins Daniel 45 acres Sugar Creek Madison County – 1 male > 21; 1 horse; 1 cattle
Duggins William 50 acres Sugar Creek Madison County – 1 male > 21; 2 horses; 6 cattle
Moore Alexander – 50 acres Paint Lick Madison County ; 1 male >21; 2 horses; 7 cattle
Nancy Miller — 100 acres on Paint Lick – obtained from John Kennedy
IMAGE 353 – 1797
Image 356 – C — No Crawford
Gentry, Bartlett – 64 acres Ottr Cr Madison County – entered by Richd Henderson – surveyed RH – 1 male > 16, 1 black > 16, 2 horses, 6 cattle
Gentry, Josiah – 100 acres Otter Cr – Madison County entered by C Irvine R Clark – I & C – I & C – 1 male > 16, 2 blacks, 4 horses, 2 cattleImage 360
Gentry, David – 200 acres Taylor’s fork – Madison County entered by Will Hix – WH – WH – 2 males > 16, 4 cattle
Gentry, G. Bartin – 150 acres Otter Cr – Madison County – entered by Richd Henderson – RH – RH – 2 males > 16, 3 blacks – 7 horses – 5 cattle
Image 375 – C — NIL Crawford
Image 406 – C
Crawford Edwd – 1 male > 21 – 3 cattle
Gentry, Ricd – 100 acres – Silver Cr – Madison Co – entered by Wm Dolton – Surveyed Saml Bill = 1 mal > 21, 0 white > 16 – 6 total blacks – 7 blacks > 16 – 8 horses
Image 410 – David Gass
Image 415 – Thomas Maxwell – David Maxwell
Image 424 1799
Image 427 – C
image 428 – blurry – No Crawford
Crawford, Edward – 1 male > 21 – 3 horses
Gentry, Richard – 1 male > 21 – 0 male > 16, 7 blacks > 16, 14 total blacks, – 13 horses
Gentry Josiah – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 3 blacks > 16, 6 total blacks, 4 horses
Gentry Bartlett – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 3 blacks > 16, 7 total blacks, 4 horses
Gentry John – 1 male > 16, 2 horses
Gentry David – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 5 horses
Gentry, James 1 male > 16, 2 horses
Image 458 — 1800
Image 464 – C — No Crawford
Gentry, Josiah – 100 acres Madison County, Otter Crk, entered by Chris Irvine, surveyed same – 1 w above 21, 3 blacks > 16, 8 total blacks, 3 horses
Gentry, Martin – 150 acres Madison County, Otter Crk, entered by Rich Henderson , same, 1 w male abve 21, 2 blacks > 16, 7 total blacks, 4 horses
Gentry, Bartlett – 123 acres – Otter Crk, Madison County, 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 2 total blacks, 2 horses
Gentry, David – 100 acres – Madison County, Taylor’s Fork Sc – entered by W Hicks, surveyed by same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
Gentry, James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses —
Image 492 – C – NIL Crawford
Image 495 – G – NIL Gentry
Image 506 – 1800 No 3
Image 511 – C – NIL Crawford
Image 516 – G – NIL Gentry
Image 538 – 1801
Image 544 – C – No Crawford
Gentry Josiah – 100 acres Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Christ Irvine – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 white male > 16, 3 black> 16, 8 total black, 4 horses
Gentry, John – 1 male > 21, 1 black, 3 horses
Gentry, Martin – 150 acres – madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Richd Henderson – same, same – 1 male > 21, 2 black > 16, 5 total blacks, 4 horses
Gentry, Bartlet – 64 acres, Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Richd Henderson – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 2 total blacks, 5 horses
Gentry, Bartlet – 123 acres, Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Richd Henderson
Gentry, David – 100 acres, Madison County, Taylors Fork, entered by Wm Hicks – 1 male > 21 – 5 horses
Image 573 – C – NIL Crawford
Gentry James – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
Image 603 – C – NIL Crawford
Gentry Rich – 100 acres Silver Cr – Madison COunty – entered by Saml Davis – 1 male > 21, 8 blacks > 16, 17 total blacks, 18 horses
Image 618 – 1802
Image 624 – C – NIL Crawford
Image 635 – G – NIL Gentry
Image 661 – C –
Crafford Joseph – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
Gentry Josiah – 100 acres – Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Christ Irvine – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 3 blacks > 16, 8 total blacks, 4 horses
Gentry, John – 1 male > 21, 4 horsesImage 668
Gentry Bartlett – 183 acres – Madison County, Otter Cr – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 2 total blacks, 7 horses
Gentry David – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 7 horses
Gentry, Martin 150 acres, Madison County, Otter Cr, entered by Richd Henderson – same – same – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 5 total blacks, 5 horses
Gentry, David Jun – 1 male > 21, 1 horses
Gentry, Enoch – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
Gentry, Isam – 1 male > 21
Image 691 – C – NIL Crawford
Image 694 –
Gentry Richard – 175 acres Madison County – David ?[unweather] – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 8 Blacks > 16, 18 total blacks, 16 horses
Madison County, Kentucky Family Search Mixed Probate Records, Vols. A-B 1787-1819 FS Film 183266 DGS 007553082
Will Vol. A page 351 (Image 184)
In the name of God Amen I Samuel Anderson being a low state of health and knowing the uncertainty of Humane existence although in my propoer sence and memory for which I bless God do make [co?] and appoint this to be my last will and testament [?] dis[cumuling] all other to wit, Impres[?] my [w?] just debts to be first paid out of my personal estate [?] hereafter [? – blurred ink] and to my niece Betsy Campbell my stock of horse Creator, to be equally divided between them Item I give all my [?ing]
wearing apparel to my brother William Anderson Item I give to my brother Isaac my stock of hogs Item I give to my sister Margaret Maxwell, Rebecah Crawford Mary Campbell and Anne Gass and my brother John Anderson each twenty five cents Item I give to my Brother James Anderson my plantation and land adjoining my brother Isaac, Joseph Kennedy and William Morrison together with all my farming tools and all other property not herein mentioned and I do appoint my said brother James Anderson my sole executor of this my last will and Testament In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of December 1804 Samuel Anderson Signed and Acknowledged In presence of William Briscoe David Maxwell At a Court held for Madison County on Monday the 7th day of April 1806 this will was proved to be the last will and testament of Samuel Anderson deceased by the oath of William Briscoe and on another day to wit on the 5th day of May 1806 The said will was fully proved by the oath of David Maxewell another witness thereto an ordered to be recorded
This Indenture made this twenty six th day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and eighty eight Between James Crawford of the County of Madison of the one part and David Rice of the county aforesaid on the other part witnesseth that the said James Crawford for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pound current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said David Rice the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge he the said James Crawford hath granted bargained sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto David Rice a certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres lying and being in the county of Madison and is bounded as followeth (to wit) begin ing at a sugar tree upon Samuel Gordains line upon Paint Lick waters and the
north east corner of a survey of two hundred acres where on the said Crawford now lives [?] ning thence East one hundred & fifty poles to a small elm thence south ten west one hundred and six & 3/4 poles with said Crawfords line to a cherry tree thence north fifty two west one hundred and seventy poles to the begining and all the estate right title interest claim and demand of him the said James Crawford of in and to the said land and premises and all deeds evidences and writing touching or in any wise concerning the same to have and to hold the said land and premi ses hereby granted and sold with the appartenance to him the said David Rice his heirs and assigns forever to the only propoer use and behoof of him the said David Rice and of his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Craw ford doth covenant and agree to and with the said David Rice his heirs execu tors administrators and assigns that the said James Crawford his heirs executors and administrators shall and will warrant and forever defend the land and premises with the appurtenances hereby bargained and sold to him the said David Rice his heirs executors administrators and assigns against the claim of all and every other person or
persons whatsoever in witness whereof the said James Crawford hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written the words (containing fifty acres) interlined before figure James Crawford Rebekah (her mark) Crawford At a court held for Madison County On Tuesday the 26th day of August 1788 This indenture was acknowledged by James Crawford to be his act and deed and ordered to be record ed Teste Will Irvin
Deed Book D page 712 and 713 FamilySearch Film #183285
This indenture made this third day of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight between Samuel Campbell and Mary his wife of the County of Madison, Bez’ l Maxwell and Margret his wife, James Crawford and Rebeca his wife of the County of Garrard, James Anderson and Hannah his wife of the county of Madison, John Gap and Anne his wife of the County of Bourbon and William M. Morrison
and Betsey his wife of the County of Madison and all of the State of Kentucky being the part of the legatees to the estate of John Anderson Dec’d not provided for of the one part and Isaac and Samuel Anderson legatees of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Campbell, Bezabel Max well , J ames Crawford, James Anderson, John Gaps and William M. Morrison and each of their wives for and in consideration of them the said Isaac and Samuel Anderson relinquishment of their interest and claim to all other parts of the said John Anderson Dec’d forever estate doth grant bargain and telling wish unto Isaac and Samuel Anderson the heirs and assigns all am right title interest claim and demand of in and to two hundred acres of land adjoining the land of Joseph Kennedy on the north which is the balance of six hundred acres obtained in two surveys by John Anderson Dec’d and bounded on the south of the lands conveyed by the John Anderson Dec’d to William and John Anderson and the land William Morrison on the east with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said land or parcel of land be the same more or less with i ts premises and every of its appurtenances until the said Isaac and Samuel Anderson the i r heirs and assigns forever and the said Samuel Campbell, Bez’l Maxwell, James Crawford, James Anderson, John Gap and William M. Morrison for themselves their heirs executors and administrators the said land and premises unto the said Isaac and Samuel Anderson their heirs, executors and administrators shall and will warrant and forever defend against the claim of them the said Baz’l Maxwell and Margret his wife, James Crawford and Rebeca his wife , Saml Campbell and Mary his wife, James Anderson and Hannah his wife John Gaps and Anne his wife William M. Morrison and Betsy his wife their heirs, executors, and administrators or from any other person or persons claiming by or under them.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this day and year above written in presence of Jas Barnett, William Anderson, John Anderson. Bez’lMaxwell Maggaret Maxwell Saml Campbell Mary Campbell James Crawford Rebecca Crawford Jas Anderson Hannah Anderson John Gass Anne Gass Wm. M. Morrison Betsey Morrison
Have you ever seen a name in a deed or court document and thought to yourself, ‘Hey, I’ve seen that name before?’ Well that was my situation when I was looking at tax records for Barren County, Kentucky.
Since I found James Crawford with 200 acres of land on the Marrowbone listed on the 1800 tax list for Barren County, KY, I started looking for other people owning land on the Marrowbone. That’s when I found Moses Dooly Junr also owning 200 acres of land on the Marrowbone.
Not only was Moses Dooly Junr in Barren County, but so was his father and brothers.
I remembered the Dooly name from my Garrard County map of the original land owners. Moses Dooly had a land grant (#912) for land in the line fork of Sugar Creek.
This land is near the Mary Crawford land purchased from Richard Cave. Mary’s land would be to the East of Moses Dooley’s land. Just to the Southwest of Moses Dooley’s land is the land grant for Jacob Myers. Some of this land was sold to George Douglas. George Douglas then sold a portion to Rebekah Crawford.
So when I saw Moses Dooly Junr as a potential neighbor to James Crawford, I started paying attention to the Dooly family. Since James and Martha Crawford sold 200 hundred acres of land on the Marrowbone (see Barren County Connection), I believe the James Crawford in the tax record is the James Crawford married to Martha Knight. However, I haven’t found the deed for James’ purchase of the land. Thus, I can’t say for certain which James Crawford is listed in the tax record.
As I was researching the two James Crawfords in Preble County, Ohio, I discovered the Dooly family on the tax records in Preble County, Ohio. The 1816 Preble County, Ohio tax list shows Moses Dooley Senr and Moses Dooley along with several other members of the family.
Since I’ve found the Dooley family and likely both James Crawford families in Barren County, KY and Preble County, OH, I began wondering if Moses Dooley was on the tax lists for Lincoln or Madison Counties. Thus, I returned to the tax lists for Lincoln County, KY where I had previously found George Douglas and Rebekah Crawford along with some Sellars families in 1787. I didn’t find any Dooley names living near Rebekah Crawford in 1787. So, I checked Madison County, KY where I found Moses Dooley and John Doly in 1787.
This places Moses Dooley in the same taxing district as Mary Crawford, James Crawford and William Crawford in 1787.
This may all be coincidence, but it appears that the Dooley clan followed the same migration path from the Garrard County, Kentucky area in 1787 to the Barren County, Kentucky area in 1799 to Preble County, Ohio in 1816. Thus, I’ve added the Dooley surname to my FAN club.
Have you ever seen a court case ordering the sale of the household goods — including the gowns and petticoats — to pay a debt?
I admit I haven’t looked at a lot of court records – but this one is new to me.
I found the court case when looking for documents relating to CRAWFORD family members in Madison County, Kentucky. The index for the Court of Quarter Sessions case files led me to Case #588 for William Crawford vs William Cox.
Madison SS April Court 1795
William Crawford Plft against William Cox Deft
The constabel having returned the attachment executed on three feather beds & furniture a glass brush ten gownds six petticoats two basons one dish one tabel one large silver spoon four small one fourteen tea spons one silver candelstick a silver cream pot one case of kinves & forks & other articels the property of the said defendant and it is ordered that the sheriff make sale of the said property or so much thereof as will be of value sufficient to satisfy the said William Crawford the sum of fifteen pounds which late in our court of quarter sessions for the County of Madison was adjudged to the said William Crawford for his debt also one pound nine shillings and three pence for hist costs in his behalf expended and that you have the same before the Justices of our said Court at the Courthouse on the first Wednesday after the Last Tuesday in October next to render to the said William Crawford his debt & Costs aforesaid. Test Will Irvine
Bleed thru / faded writing Back side of paper
Crawford Vs Cox
A Or [dsh]
To October 1795
written sideways The Defendent failes to deliver the property John Adams [?]
After transcribing this file, I think a page found in case 587 actually belongs to case 588. Read the page and decide for yourself!
Damaged page Madison (Sct) April Court 1795William Crawford [P?]against Upon AttachmentWilliam Core Deft The Constable having returned the attachmentexecuted on three feather beds, furniture, [aglass brush]Ten gownds six peticoats two basons one dishOne table one large silver spoon four small One fourteen tea dittos one silver candlestickA silver cream pot one case of knives & forksAnd thes articles the property of the said defendantAnd is ordered that the sheriff make sale of the [damaged – can’t read] much [damaged can’t read]Sufficient to satisfy the said William CrawfordThe fine of sixteen pounds which late in our courtOf quarter sessions for the count of MadisonWas adjudged to the said William Crawford for hisdebt also one pound seven shillings and fourpense for his costs in the behalf [pended] whereofthe said William Core is convict as appears tous of [Rund] and that you have the samebefore the Justices of our said Court at the Courthouse on the first Tuesday in Junenext to render tot hes aid William Crawfordhis debt and costs aforesaidTest Will June M
Do you try and find every record you could on an ancestor? I used to think that I did. However, I have to admit that I haven’t always researched all available records for a community. I often stop with the indexed records and often avoid those non-indexed records.
It turns out I likely need to be using those records. A local historian from the Garrard County, Kentucky area contacted me last week. She had seen my blog post about not finding land records for the SELLERS families in the area. She provided lots of hints. One was a rumor that the Sellers acquired their land in Garrard County by trading a horse for it. She said that if the rumor was true, I might not find a deed. Another hint was to dig thru the court records — especially since there were a lot of legal battles over Kentucky land.
So, I’ve started my journey into court records.
I’ve started with the Madison County, Kentucky Court of Quarter Sessions. These court documents have been filmed and are available on the Family Search site — and there is even an index to them!
Madison County Kentucky Court of Quarter Sessions case files 1789-1802, indexes, 1789-1802
Case Files, 1-778, mixed dates ranging 1789-1802 FS Film 2115181 item 3 DGS 7838115
Crawford, Mary – Poe, William 587
The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Madison County greeting you are hereby commanded that of the goods & Chattles of Wm Poe and Thomas Guest late of your bailiwick you cause to be made three pound eleven shillings and eleven pence with interest there on from the [?] day of September 17 $$ until [pad] which late in our said County Court was adjudged to Mary Crawford for her debt also twenty three poun of Tabacco for her costs in that behalf expended whereof the said Wm Poe and Thomas Guest is [convert] as appears to use of record and th[?] you have the same before the justices of our said County court a[t] the Courthouse on the first Tuesday in October next to [rendects f] said Mary Crawford her debt and costs aforesaid and have then these this [writ] witness William Irvine Clerk of our said Court at the courthouse the 2[?] day of September 1789 and
Crawford vs Fifa Poe als to Oct 1789 no
Faded writing Damaged page
appears to be the back of pages
Madison (Sct) April Court 1795 William Crawford [P?] against Upon Attachment William Core Deft
The Constable having returned the attachment executed on three feather beds, furniture, [aglass brush] Ten gownds six peticoats two basons one dish One table one large silver spoon four small One fourteen tea dittos one silver candlestick A silver cream pot one case of knives & forks And thes articles the property of the said defendant And is ordered that the sheriff make sale of the [damaged – can’t read] much [damaged can’t read] Sufficient to satisfy the said William Crawford The fine of sixteen pounds which late in our court Of quarter sessions for the count of Madison Was adjudged to the said William Crawford for his debt also one pound seven shillings and four pense for his costs in the behalf [pended] whereof the said William Core is convict as appears to us of [Rund] and that you have the same before the Justices of our said Court at the Courthouse on the first Tuesday in June next to render tot hes aid William Crawford his debt and costs aforesaid Test Will June M
Crawford ve Poe [Pato]
May 17 88 [Ludgm] Box 1 Bundle 2
The worshipful Court of Madison county Mary Crawford humble showeth That William Loe stands indebted to her one heifer worth three pounds as per note and refuseth payment: Wherefore your petitioner prays judgement against him for the same with costs and shall pray &c.
Will Irvine [M]
Crawford vs Poe to May 1788 (Written sideways) a copy left May 16 88 John Adams
Bleed Thru The commonwealth of Virginia to the sheriff of Madison County, greeting: We command you, that you summon William Poe to appear before the Justices of our said County Court, at the Court-house of the said County, on the 4th Tuesday in May next then and there to answer the petition of Mary Crawford exhibited against him And have then there this writ. Witness William Irvine Clerk of our said Court, at the Court-house, the 25th day of April 1788 int he 12th year of the Commonwealth. Will Irvine
faded writing Know all men b these presents that we William Poe & Thomas Gass of the County of Madison and state of Virginia are held and firmly bound unto Mary Crawford of the County and State aforesaid in the just and full sum of seven pounds three shillings and ten pence lawfull money to which payment will and truly to be maid unto the said Mary Crawford her heirs or assigns we bind us our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents seald with our seals and dated this sixth day of September one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound William Poe or Thomas Gass or either of them their heirs executors or administrators do well and tru ly pay unto the above mentioned Mary Crawford her heirs or assigns the just and full sum of three pounds eleven shilling and elven pence with lawfull interest at or up pon the sixth day of September next it being for n execution issued out of the said County Court against William Poe by the said Mary Crawford for which we confess judge ment for the same if not paid and if paid then the above obligation to be void otherwise he remain in full force and virtue. Test John Adams Wm Poe (seal) Thos gast (seal)
faded writing Poe bond to Crawford sideways on left Commissioners and sheriff [Tees] in this Bond Nineteen shillings and five pence John Adams DJ sideways on right Madison County SS Mary Crawford came me a justice of the peace for the County of Madison & made oath that the money for which this bond was given in state due given under my hand this eight day of September 1789 [George] Adams
faded writing Madison Ss 6th September 1788 We the subscribed do hereby certify that the property of William Poe taken by execution at the [Instane] pf Mary Crawford, could not be sold for 3/4 of the real value in our opinion and that the [sevirty] is sufficient, given under our hands the day and dates above written John Manire James Adams Uriah Edwards
faded writing damaged page The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Madison County greeting we command you that of the goods & Chattels of William Poe lat of your baliwick you case to be made one pounds fifteen shillings also eighty eight pounds of tobacco and seven shillings & six pence which late in our said County Court of Madison were adjudged to Mary Crawford for her Debt & costs in that behalf extended whereof the said William Poe is [convert] as appears to us of record and that you have the same before the justices of our said County Court at the Courthouse on the fourth Tuesday in August next to render to the said Mary Crawford her debt & costs aforesaid and have these there this writ witness William Irvine Clerk of our said Court at the Courthouse this 23d day of July 1788 and in the thirteenth year of our Commonwealth Will Irvine
faded writing damaged page Crawford vs Poe FIFA To Augt 1788 Red No 1 bond delivered to C[Grump] sept 2d 1789 [strgth] bond returned Sideways on right Exed on a young man and exposed to sale agreeble late law but could not be sold and Poe given Gass Security Sept 6th 1788 John Adams
Kentucky, Madison. Court of Quarter Sessions case Files, 1789-1802, indexes, 1789-1802. Film #2115181 item 3 DGS 7838115. Mary Crawford, 1788 : Case #587 starting with image 2669; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online February 2019.