Re-Visiting Tax Lists

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

Image 210 

  • Crawford James – 1 male >21; 5 horses; 17 cattle; 146 acres

Image 211

  • 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

Image 212

  • Duggins, William – 1 male > 21; 2 horses; 8 cattle
  • Duggins, Daniel – 1 male >21

Image 218

  • Moore Alexander – 1 male >21; 3 horses; 3 cattle

Image 218, 219, 220 – No William McClure, George Miller or Nancy Miller

Image 257

  • 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

Image 271

  • Crawford Edwd – no land given – 2 males > 16, 2 horses, 4 cattle

Image 276

  • 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

Image 333

  • 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


Image 334

  • 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

Image 340

  • Moore Alexander – 50 acres Paint Lick Madison County ; 1 male >21; 2 horses; 7 cattle


Image 343

  • Nancy Miller — 100 acres on Paint Lick – obtained from John Kennedy


IMAGE 353 – 1797


Image 356 – C — No Crawford

Image 359

  • 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


Image 409

  • 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

Image 435

  • Crawford, Edward – 1 male > 21 – 3 horses

Image 437

  • Gentry, Richard – 1 male > 21 – 0 male > 16, 7  blacks > 16, 14 total blacks, – 13 horses


Image 439

  • Maxwell Bazel

Image 448

  • 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

Image 470

  • 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 498

  • Maxwell, Bazaleel

Image 506 – 1800 No 3


Image 511 – C  – NIL Crawford


Image 516 – G – NIL Gentry

Image 538 – 1801

Image 544 – C – No Crawford


Image 550 

  • 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


Image 579

  • Gentry James – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 603 – C – NIL Crawford


Image 606

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 – 

Image 662 

  • Crafford Joseph – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 667

  • 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

Botetourt Virginia Titheables

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to visit the Family History Center in Topeka, Kansas. During this visit, I was able to access digitized images from Botetourt County, Virginia. I was thankful these records were available at the family history center since they were locked at affiliate libraries.

Botetourt County, Virginia
List of Tithables, 1770-1789
FS Film 9106467 DGS 7856374

Looking for Crawford, Douglass, Maxwell

1770

Image 9
Anderson, Lemuel – 1
Crawford, James – 1
Dooley Kenery – 1

Image 14 – List of Tithebles take in by William Ingles
Image 15 James Craford – 1

Image 16 –
Henry Dooley
Samuel Bozewell

image 17 – start of 1771

Image 19 – List of tithables take by Benjamin Estil 1771
Wm Maxwell
J L Maxwell
John Maxwell
Image 20 – left side – col. 2 – Wm Crawford

Image 20 – right side – List of Tithables taken by John Boxman

image 22
List of the Tithables on the Head of Little River

Image 23
List of Tithables [my] Company
John Maxwell

Image 25 A list of the tithables in the Lower District
of New River

Image 26
A list of tithables taken from the north side
Buffelo Creek to the County line & from Mountain [Harris]
tax for the year 1771
William Crawford

Image 29
Tithables no returned at Agt Court 1771

Image 31
A list of tithables taken in by Walter Crockett from William
Sayers to the Head of Holstans RiVer for the year 1771

Image 33
A list of Tithables in Capt Campbells Company

Image 34
A list of Tithables in Capt Bledsow Company
John Douglass
John Douglass

Image 37
John Crawford – 2
John Crawford – 2
Wm Crawford – 1

Image 42 – 1772

Image 45 List of tithables on Jacksons River including the Cord parchased and Down James River as Lord as James Lawrence
taken according to order Court by John Robinson Jun the 10th 1772

Image 47
Lists Tithables for
Craigs Creek taken
by Ben Hawkins 1772
Crawford John – 1
Crawford John Junr – 1
Crawford Andrew – 1
Crawford William – 1
Crawford Elias – 1

image 52 List of Tithables taken in Capt James Thompson’s Company 1772
Henry Dooley

Image 58
A list of Tithables in Capt Doachs and my own company for the year 1772
Walter Crockett

Image 61 A list of the Tithables on the North side of Buffaloe Creek
Botetourt County taken by Wm McKee 1772

Image 63 – new list – but no heading at top of page
Crawford John – 1
Crawford Samuel – 1

Image 68 A list of tithables in Capt Campbells for 1772 take by R D.

Image 70 A list of tithables in Capt Bledsoes & Capt Looney Company for 1772
Returnt to R. Douch

Image 72
A list of the tithables in the upper settlement of Little River

Image 73
A list of the tithables on new river & sinking creek

Image 76 A list of tithables taken in by James McGavock from James River to Buffalo Creek from Mountain to Mounty of the year 1772
Craford William 2
Maxwell John – 2
Maxwell James – 1
Maxwell William – 2
Maxwell THomas – 1

Image 78 List of titheables taken by Ohis[ons]

1773

image 83 – 177[3] A list of tithable taken by order of court
Wm Mc[th]ee
names on lists
Crawford John – 1
Crawford John Junr – 1
Crawford William – 1
Crawford Josiah – 1
Crawford Andrew – 1
Crawford Andrew [z] 1

Image 85 A list of tithables taken by Benjamin Estil for year 1773
Crawford William – 2
Maxwell John – 1
Maxwell William – 1

Img 86 – Maxwell Thomas – 1

image 87 The list of tithables from William Huggards up Jacsons River to the County line and to the western waters

Image 90 A list of the tithables on the waters of Breenbriers 1773

Image 91 – right side – List of the tithables from Buffalo Creek to the North River Below the great road taken by James [timbold] in compliance to an order of court to him Directed 1773

image 92
A list of the tithables from the mouth of Craigs Creek up the cowpaster to the county line
and up jecksons river to William Hogarts

Image 97
A list of tithables taken by Geo Skillens for a part of the County of Botetourt and order of the court for the year 1773

image 99 Lit of delinquents

Image 101 List of deliquents
Thos Maxwell – no inhabitant Fincast Co – 0

Dooley

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.

More Taxes

Well, I’m chasing those Crawfords thru another set of Kentucky tax lists. This time, I’m looking in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Another Crawford researcher told me that the William Crawford found in the Madison County, Kentucky tax lists moved to Pulaski County prior to moving to Missouri.

On the off chance that I would find some of the other Crawford families in Pulaski County, I read the 1799-1822 tax lists. In addition to William Crawford,  I found an Alexander Crawford who may be the same Alexander Crawford on the 1792 Madison County, Kentucky tax list.

The information I found regarding William Crawford shows that he paid taxes in Pulaski county for 1799-1802. William also owned 400 acres of land in Pulaski County. Since William does not appear on the Garrard County, KY tax lists after 1797, the Pulaski County information fills in the gaps between Garrard County and his arrival in Ste. Genevieve. However, I need to locate additional records to confirm this is the same William.

Alexander Crawford appears on the 1799 tax list with 200 acres of land on Buck Creek. Alexander is shown on the tax list with this 200 acres thru 1809. However, the Alexander Crawford listed in 1810 is not shown as owning any land. This Alexander Crawford without land continues to appear on the lists thru 1822.

There are potential sons for Alexander Crawford who do appear on the tax lists. James Crofford makes an appearance in 1805 as a male over 16. However, James Crofford is not listed on the same page as Alexander Crawford. This is the only listing for James Crofford.

Adams Crawford appears on the tax list in 1811 as a male over 21. Alexander Crawford is listed on the same page, but there are two names between Alexander and Adams Crawford.

In 1814, Adams Crawford is listed along with a Joseph Crawford on the next page. Alexander Crawford was not found for this tax year.

In 1815, there are four Crawford listings: Adams, Joseph, Alexander and John. Adams and Alexander Crawford continue to be listed on the tax lists thru 1822.

In 1819, there is another clue about this potential family: Nancy Crawford. Nancy Crawford only appears on the 1819 list. Joseph no longer appears. Could Nancy be his widow?

There isn’t enough information to conclude anything about Alexander. However, there are hints pointing to land records. These tax lists also suggest potential sons for Alexander.

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Pulaski County Kentucky

Tax books 1799-1822
FS Film 8209 DGS 7834499

1799
image 7
Crawford William 200 acres Sinking [cr]DO Sam [G]ouchson – Wm Crawford – 1 male > 21, 1 male >16, 2 horses
Crawford William 200 acres Sinking Cr – D0 – Wm Couchran – Wm Crawford

image 8
Crawford Alexander 200 acres Buck Cr – do – A Crawford – A Crawford 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16 8 horses

Image 10
Ellis, Joseph
Ellis, John

Image 14
Moore, Arthur
Moore, Alexander

Image 19
Stoner Michael

Image 23
1800

Image 27
Crawford [Samuel] 200 Pulaski Sinking a branch of pitman Wm Crawford Samuel Caughron no patent Issued – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
Crawford, William 400 Pulaski – Sinking a branch of Pitman – Samuel & Wm Caughron – Wm Crawford – no patent issued – 2 males > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 2 total blacks, 15 horses,

Image 34
Stoner Michel 100 acres

Image 40 – book 2?

Image 61 — Book 3

Image 64
Crawford Alexander 200 acres Pulaski County Birch Cr Crawford Alxr Same – 1 male > 21, 8 horses

Image 76
1801

Image 79 — C — very vague

William Crawford likely on this page – 1-0 – 2 – 2 – 1

image 87 – Book 2

Image 90
Crawford Alexander – 200 – Pulaski – Buck Creek – Alexander Crawford – same – 1 male > 21, 7 horses

Image 102
1802

Image 105
Crawford William — 200 Pulaski, Pitman – Samuel Coughron – Wm Crawford – same – 1 male > 21, 1 Male >16, 4 blacks > 16, 5 total blacks, 17 horses

image 119 – book 2

Image 121
Crawford Alexander 200 — faded – but looks like Alexr Crawford grant – 1 Male > 21, 4 horses

Image 134
1803

Image 138-139 – C
No Crawford

image 154 – 1803 Added #2

Image 156
Crafford Alexander – 200 – Do – Birch Cr – Alexander Crawford – same – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 168 – 1804

Image 172
Crawford, Alexander – 200 – Ditto – Buck Creek – Alexr Crawford – same – 1 male > 21, 5 horses

Image 188 1804 Added

image 191-192 – C
No Crawford

Image 204
1805

Image 208
Crofford James – 1 male > 16 , 1 horse

image 223 1805 added

Image 227
Crawford Alaxander 200 – do – Buck Cr – A Crawford- same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses

Image 245 – 1806

image 251-251 – C
No Crawford

Image 272 – book 2

Image 275
Crawford Alexander – 200 – DO – Do – A Crawford – same – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 1 black > 16, 2 total blacks, 3 horses

Image 196
1807

Image 301-302 – C
No Crawford

Image 321 – Book 2

Image 324
Crawford Alexander 200 – “ – B C – A Crawford – A Crawford – 1 male > 21, 1 male >16, 1 black >16, 3 total blacks, 3 horses
Crawford Alexander 500 – “ – Casey Creek – Burton – A Crawford

Image 342
1808

Image 346-348 – C
No Crawford

Image 367 – book 2

Image 370
Crawford Alexr – 200 – “ – B C – A Crawford – same – same – 1 male > 21, 2 males > 16, 5 horses

Image 390
1809

Image 394
Crawford Alaxander – 200 – do – Buck Cr – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 2 horses

Image 417 – book 2

Image 440 – 1810
C – image 447-451
Image 451
Crawford Alexander – 1 male > 21, 13 horses

Image 494
1811

C – Image 499

Image 502
Crawford Alexander – no land – 1 male > 21,
Crawford, Adams – no land – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 546
1812

Image 554 – C

Image 556
Crawford Alexr – no land – 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 603
1813

Image 612 – C

Image 615
Crawford Alexr – no land – 1 male > 21 – no horses

Image 658
1814

Image 668 – C

Image 672
Crawford Adams – 300 – same – ? – W Griffin – same – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 673
Crawford Joseph 250 Pulaski – S Valley – Thos McClure – same – 1 male > 21 – 1 horse

NO Alexander Crawford

Image 723
1815

Image 731 – C
Crawford Adams – 300 same – Clifty Creek – Wm Griffin – same – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
Crawford Joseph – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
Crawford, Alexander – 1 male > 21 – no horses
Crawford, John – 250 acres – sinking valley creek – Thos McIlwee – same – Thos Adams – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 779
1816

No Crawford

Image 844
1817

Image 852 – C

No Crawford

Image 901
1818

Image 911 – C
Image 911
Crawford Alexander – 1 male > 21
Crawford Adams – 300 acres – same – same W Griffin – same – 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 972
start of 1819

Image 979 – C

Image 983
Crawford Adams – 300 acres same – clifty cr – w Griffin – same – 1 male > 21, 5 horses

Image 984
Crawford Alexr – 1 male > 21
Crawford Nancy – 1 horse

Image 1037
1820

Image 1046 – C

Image 1049
Crawford Alexander – 1 male > 21
Crawford Adams – 300 – same – clefty cr – w Griffin – same – 1 male > 21 – 4 horses

Image 1095
1821

Image 1104 – C

Image 1109
Crawford Adams – 300 – same – clifty – WGriffn – same – 1 male > 21, 5 horses

Image 1159
1822

Image 1170 – C

Image 1174 –
Crawford Adams — 300 Pulaski — rest too dark to read – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Crawford Alexander – no land – 1 male > 21

Lincoln County Taxes

Do you find little clues in tax records? When I reviewed the Lincoln County Kentucky tax records, I made some discoveries that are helping my CRAWFORD research in the area.

  • Discovered John Crawford — who owned 913 acres of land
  • Sellers families listed beginning in 1787
  • Rebekah Crawford (widow) listed in 1787-1791
  • James Crawford owning 114 acres of land  on Sugar Creek (same description as land owned by Rebekah Crawford) in 1794
  • Douglas families listed  beginning in 1789

1795 Mystery

  • William Crafort – 500 acres Richland Creek

1799 Mysteries:

  • James Crawford — 100 acres on Rolling Forks
  • Robert Crawford — 200 acres

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Lincoln County Kentucky
Tax Books 1787-1788, 1790-1797, 1799-1805
Film 8114
DGS 7834472

Image 4
1787

Image 5
Crofford John – 4 horses, 4 cattle

Image 9
Shoemaker Solo

Image 21
Crawford Rebekah (widow) – recorded on July 5th – no horses or cattle
Image 22 – July 5th – George Douglas

Image 28
Nathaniel Sellars – Nathaniel and Joseph Sellars – 4 males >16, 5 horses, 15 cattle
Sellars, John – 3 horses, 14 cattle

Image 32 – 1788

Image 46 – 1789

Image 61
Crawford Rebeca – 1 male 16-21; 6 horses
Image 65
George Douglas – 1 male > 21; 2 horses
Image 73
Seller Nthal Nathaniel Sellers; 1 male >21; 3 horses — likely Nathan A Sellers the son of Nathaniel Sellers
Sellers James James Sellers 2 horses
Joseph Sellers – 1 horse
Sellers john – 5 horses

Image 87 (possibly 1790) – NOTE: FS isn’t always changing the image # when I advance an image. Thus image numbers may be incorrect

Crawford Rebecca – 1 male over 16; 6 horses

Image 88
Douglass George — 1 male > 16, 4 horses

Image 98
Sellers Nathaniel – 1 male >16; 3 horses – LIKELY THE SON WHO MOVES TO OHIO
Sellers Joseph — 1 horse
Sellers James — 2 horses
Sellers John — 5 horses

#5 Books

Image 104
Crofford Alexander – 9 horses
Douglass Alexander – 4 horses

Image 115
#6

Image 117
Crawford John – 5 horses

1790 — image 125

Image 128
April 21
Crawford John – 4 horses

Image 129
Aug 2 Duggins Wm — 2 horses

Image 140
Cofford James — James Crofford — 3 horses

Image 147
Lincoln County 1791

Image 161
April 19 – Crawford, John – 4 horses

Image 162
Duggin William — William Duggins — 1 horse

Image 164
Kennedy Michl – Michael Kennedy — 3 horses

Image 174
[Crawford] James – James Crawford – 1 male > 16,
Craford, Rebeckah – 8 horses

Image 176
Duglas John — John Duglas Senr — 10 horses
Duglas, Nathan – Nathan Duglas
Duglas, John – John Duglas – 2 horses

Image 186
Sellers John – John Sellers – 6 horses
Sellers James – James Sellers – 4 horses

Image 190
Lincoln County 1792

Image 194
Crawford John John Crawford – 5 horses, 17 cattle – 913

Image 195
Duggin William – William Duggin — 1 horse, 6 cattle – no land

Image 198
Kennady Michael – Michael Kennady – 5 horses, 18 cattle, 100 acres

Image 206 – Book 2

Image 217 – Book 3

Image 221
Craford James – 1 male > 21, 4 horses, 14 cattle, 120 acres

Image 222
Duglass John (D) —1 male > 21
Duglass Nathan – 1 male > 21 –  1 horse

Image 223
Duglass John SS 1 male > 21, 11 horses, 30 cattle, 200 acres

Image 234
Sellers James – 1 male > 21; 6 horses, 10 cattle
Sellers Samuel – 1 male > 21; 1 horse
Sellers William – 1 male 16-21

Image 235
Sellers Nathaniel – 1 male > 21, 1 horse, 4 cattle 100 acres — THE SON WHO MOVES TO OHIO
Sellers, John 1 male over 21, 5 horses, 24 cattle, 100 acres

Image 239
Lincoln County 1793

Image 251 – book  2 for 1793

Image 253
Crawford John – John Crawford – 4 horses, 15 cattle – 913 acres

Image 261
Shoemaker Jesse — Jesse Shoemaker – 1 horse – 2 cattle

Image 265
1792, 1793, 1794

image 267
Douglas John – Clark County – Licking watercourse — 30 acres

image 275
1794

image 289 — another book

Image 293
Crawford John – 1 male > 21, 3 horses – 12 cattle – 250 acres
next image – very hard to read

images 303, 304 have the S section – hard to read but don’t think Sellers on these pages

image 308 starts new section

image 313
Crawford James – 1 male > 21, 2 horses 1 cattle
Crawford James – 1 male > 21, 4 horses, 11 cattle  114 acres Lincoln county
Douglas George- 1 male > 21, 9 horses, 25 cattle – 200 acres Lincoln county

Image 314
Douglas Nathan – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
Douglas John – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 325
Sellars Nathanniel 1 male > 21, 1 horse, 2 cattle

Image 326
Sellars Samuel – 1 male > 21, 2 horse, 2 cattle
Sellars James – 1 male > 21, 5 horses, 11 cattle
Sellars William – 1 male > 21, 2 horses, 4 cattle
sellars, John – 1 male > 21, 5 horses, 17 cattle — 100 acres Lincoln County

Image 331
Lincoln County 1795

Image 336
Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 6 horses, 14 cattle – Lincoln County – Sugar Creek 114 acres  IS THIS REBECCA’S LAND????
Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 337
Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 1 cattle

Image 338
Douglas George – 1 male > 21, 1 male 16-21, 2 blacks, 1 black <16, 10 horses, 24 cattle Lincoln County, Boone Creek – 200 acres
Douglas, John – 1 male > 21

Image 345
Sellers, James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 14 cattle
Sellers William 1 male > 21, 2 horses, 9 cattle Lincoln County Sugar Creek 100 acres
Sellers Dun – 1 male > 21, 1 horse, 1 cattle

image 350
Auditor’s book

Image 364 – start of another book

Image 366
Crafort William Lincoln County Richland Creek – 500 acres

Image 377
No 3

Image 381
Apr 20 Crofford John – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 13 Cattle, Lincoln county, Hanging fork – 350 acres

Image 397
Lincoln County 1796

image 413
book 2

Image 417
Crawford Jn – 607 acres H Fork Lincoln County – 1 male > 21, 1 black, 1 black <16, 4 horses, 14 cattle

book 3

Image 440
Douglas George — 200 acres — Boones Lincoln County – Edward Davis –  – Jacob Myers -2 male > 21, 9 horses, 24 cattle
Douglas John – 1 male > 21

Image 450
Sellers James – 1 male > 21, 6 horses, 13 cattle
Sellers William — 50 acres – Sugar Creek – Lincoln County – 1 male > 21, 4 horses, 12 cattle
Sellers Samuel – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 1 cattle

Image 456
Lincoln County 1797

Image 461
Crawfort John 1 Male > 21, 1 black > 16, 1 black, 5 horses, 550 acres

Image 487
new book

Image 494
Lincoln County 1796, 1797, 1798

Image 532
Book 2

Image 533
1799

Image 540
Crawford James — 1 male > 21 ; 100 acres Rolling forks, Lincoln County – James Sp[eer]

image 575
Book 2

Image 598
Book 3

Image 603
Crawford Robert – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks, 1 black > 16 – 200 acres

Image 605
Duglas George – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 624
Lincoln County 1800

image 643
book 2

Image 675
book 3

Image 683
Crawford Robert 200 acres Lincoln County Hanging Fork – original John Crawford – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16 , 3 blacks, 2 horses
Crawford James – 1 male > 21

Image 686
Dugles George, 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 712
Lincoln County
1801

Image 715 – C

Image 728 – S

Image 735 – book 2

Image 737 – C

Image 758 – S

Image 763 – Book 3 – Hugh Magill Commissioner

Image 769 C

Image 1804
1802

Image 808 – C

Image 825 – S

Image 832 – book 2

Image 839
Ellis Richard – 270 acres Lincoln Noland Fork Carpenter same same 1 male > 21, 4 horses
Ellis James
Ellis Isaac

Image 848
Kenaday John 100 acres Lincoln County Green River Jos Spelsh same same 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 858 S

Image 864 Geo McRoberts 1802

Image 869 – C

Barren

Have you ever re-looked at some tax records and discovered that you can now figure out who these people might be when before they were just a list of names found in that county?

Well, that has been my experience as I’m going back thru some of my Crawford Kentucky research in hopes that it leads me back another generation.

I’ve recently re-looked at Madison, Lincoln and Garrard county tax lists and combined with land records, I have a much better understanding of who the various Crawfords listed in these tax roles are. Since I have deeds indicating James Crawford (husband of Martha Knight) lived in Barren County, Kentucky, I decided to re-look at those tax records.

I first searched the Barren County KY tax lists some time ago. Based on the “V20-0014” notation on my notes, I’m guessing I used the American Genealogical Lending Library to research these records at home.

Unfortunately, at the time, I didn’t know enough about the family for this information to help me.

Since that time, I’ve discovered a couple of land records that place James Crawford in Barren County, KY. The first one I found was for the sale of 200 acres of land on the Marrowbone in 1821. The second deed was for the sale of Rebecca (Rebekah) Crawford’s land in Garrard County, KY in 1804.

These deeds and my additional knowledge about the families and neighbors has made easier for me to figure out the Barren County, KY tax records.

  • David Crawford who is listed in 1799 and later is an unknown (image 10)
  • James Crawford who is found on image 31 with 200 acres on the Marrowbone
  • The Dooley and Douglass families are found in these early tax lists.
  • By 1800, James Crawford owned an additional 50 acres on the Marrowbone and 200 acres in Cumberland County (image 67)
  • By 1802 William Sellers is listed with 100 acres of land in Barren County (image 141)
  • By 1802, there is a second James Crawford (image 119)
  • By 1805 James Crawford Jr is listed with 50 acres of land on the Marrowbone (image 275)
  • By 1806, William Sellers is no longer listed as owning land on the Marrowbone. There is a James Crawford owning 50 acres of land on the Marrowbone (image 335)
  • In 1806, there is a James Crawfford owning 190 acres of land on the East Fork of the Barren River (image 372)
  • By 1808, no Crawfords are listed owning land on the Marrowbone

Based on this information, I’ve developed some theories:

  • James Crawford shown in the tax list owning 200 acres on the Marrowbone is the James Crawford who sold 200 acres of land on the Marrowbone in 1821
  • James Crawford listed as ‘little’ or ‘junior’ is the other James Crawford who migrated to Preble County – the one married to Sally Smith Duggins
  • William Sellers is the William Sellers who purchased land in Ohio as a tenant in common with James Crawford
  • The Dooley and Douglas families in the Barren County tax records are the same Dooley and Douglas families from Garrard County, KY
  • James and Martha left Barren County earlier than James and Sally – thus arriving in Preble County earlier 

I will need to find land and/or court records to help prove these theories.
Notes from the tax lists:
Barren County Kentucky

Tax Books 1799-1816

FS Film 7865 DGS 7834396

image 4 – 1799
Image 9 – C
Image 10

  • Crawford David — 1 male > 21, 1 horseNote: David Crawford is between two Cochrans

Image 20 – S

  • No Sellers

Image 26 1800
Image 31 – C

  • Crawford James – 200 acres Barren Marrowbone – Thomas Minor – 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Cole Stephen – 200 acres Barren Marrowbone Stephen Cole 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 1 total black, 4 horses

Image 32

  • Dooly Moses Junr — 200 acres Barren Marrowbone – Moses Dooly 1 male >21 – 2 horses
  • Douglass John — 200 acres Barren Marrowbone – John Douglass 1 male over 21, 1 horse

Image 40

  • Railsback John 200 acres Barren Marrowbone John Railsback 1 male > 21, 1 male >16, 3 horses

Image 41 – S

  • No SELLERS

Image 47 1800 #2
Image 50 – C (faint – watercourses mostly illegible)

  • No Crawford

Image 58 – S –

  • No Sellers

Image 61 – 1801
Image 66 – C
Image 67

  • Crawford David – 200 acres Barren Skaggs Creek – Sparker – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Crawford James – 200 acres Barren Marrowbone – Minor -Crawford James – 200 acres Cumberland S Creek BBay
  • Crawford James 50 acres Barren Marrowbone D Allen 1 male > 21, 4 horses

NOTE: All three James Crawford properties lumped together for the 1 male >21, and 4 horses

Image 68

  • Dooly Moses — 200 acres Barren Middle fork of – 1 male > 21, 5 horsesImge 69
  • Duglass John 200 acres Barren Little Barren – 1 male > 21

Image 79 – R

Image 79

  • Ralsback John – 200 acres Barren Marrobone – 1 male >21, 2 males >16, 2 horses

Image 90 – 1801
Image 94 – C
Image 95

  • Crawford James – 1 male > 21, 2 horses – no mention of land

Image 96-97 –

  • no Dooley or Douglass

Image 104-105 –

  • no Railsback
  • No SELLERS

Image 111 – 1802
Image 118 – C
Image 119

  • Crawford James (small) ?jr – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • Crawford James (big) Senr – 200 acres Barren Marrowbone – Thos Minor – same AND 50 acres Barren  Marrowbone – Thos Minor – same – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 122

  • Dooley Douglass Nathan
  • Douglass John

Image 141

  • Sellers William 100 Barren [to]Bob – Jacob Lasland – same – 1male > 21 1 horse

Image 149 – 1803
Image 157 – C
Image 158 – 

  • Crawford David – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Crawford James – 200 acres Barren Marrowbone – Minor200 acres Cumberland Spring Ck – D Day same, 50 acres Barren Marrowboon DAlley – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Crafford James Jr – 50 acres Barren Marrowbone- Dooley – same 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 161

  • Crawford James – 200 acres Barren E Fk BBarren – Jos Gest – same – 1 male > 21, 8 horses
  • Dooley Moses Senr
  • Dooley George
  • Dooley Thomas
  • Douglass William
  • Douglass Samuel
  • Douglas Nathan
  • Douglas John
  • Douglas George

Image 162

  • Dooley Rubin
  • Dooley Abner
  • Dooley Moses Jr
  • Douglas John

Image 190

  • Sellers William 130 acres Barren L Barren J Railsback – same – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 203 – 1804
Image 213 – C
Image 214 – no land listed for these Crawfords

  • Crawford James (little) 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • Crawford James 1 male > 21, 1 horseCrawford David 1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Crawford James (taylor) 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Imge 217

  • Crawford James (big 200 barren Marrowbone – Miner – same ; 200 acres Cumberland Spring Ck – Ray – same – 50 acres Barren – Marrowbone – Alley – 1 male > 21, 6 horses

Image 219 – Douglass
Image 248 – S

  • No Sellers

Image 262 1804 Added

Image 263 1805
Image 273 – C
Image 274

  • Crawford David – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 275

  • Crawford James Senr 200 acres Barren Marrowbone – Thos Minor – Same; 200 acres Cumberland – Spring Ck – Robert Phay – same , 1 male > 21, 8 horses
  • Crawford James Jr – 50 acres Barren – Marrowbone – Abner Dooley – same – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • Crawford James – 190 acres same E F B Barren – same- same – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 277 – D

  • Nathan Doulgass

Image 278 –

  • Dooley

Image 279 –

Image 313 – S
Image 315

  • George Douglass
  • Sellers William – 100 acres – same – Little Barren- Jacob Railsback – same – 1 male > 21, 5 horses

Image 329 1806
Image 334 – C

  • Crawford James – 50 acres Barren Marrowbone A Dooley – same 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 1 horse

Image 335

  • Douglass George and others

Image 358

  • No Sellers

Image 369 – book 2 1806

Image 371- CI

mage 372 –

  • Crafford James – 190 acres Barron East Fork Barron – same – 1 male > 21 , 3 horses

Image 385 – S

  • No Sellers

Image 392 – 1807
Image 398 – C
Image 400 

  • Crawford James – 190 acres – Barren – E F B Baren – J Crawford same – 1 male > 21, 1 horses

Image 421 – S

  • No Sellers

Image 431 – 1807

Book 2

Image 435 – C

Image 436

  • David Crawford – 100 acres Barren Beaver Cr Jno Bybee – same 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 437

  • Crawford James 50 acres Marrobone – Ab Dooley – same – 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 439 –

  • Douglas
  • No DUGGINS

Image 455 – S

  • No Sellers

Image 464 – 1808 Book 1 – Lower District

Image 470 – C

  • Crawford James – 190 acres – same – E F B Barren – J Crawford – same – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16 3 horses

Image 494 – S
Image 505 – 1808
Image 510 – C
Image 511

  • Crawford David – ? – ink smeared 1 male > 21, 2 males >16, 4 blacks > 16, 8 total blacks, 12 horses
  • Crawford [Phelp} – ink smeared – 1 male > 16, 4 total blacks, 2 horses

Image 512 –

  • George Douglas

Image 527 – S

Image 533 – 1809
Image 539 – C

  • Crawford James – 190 acres Barren – E F B Barren – J crawford – same – 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 562 – S
Image 573 – 1809 – Book 2

Image 578- C
Image 579 

  • Crawford, Phebe – 4 total blacks, 1 horse

Image 580

  • Crawford David – 100 acres Barren, Beaver , J Byber – same –  1 male > 21, 3 horses
  • Crawford John – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 605 – 1810

Stopped searching for now

Arrival in Ohio

Have you ever ‘lost’ an ancestor for a period of time? That’s my situation with my ancestor, James Crawford.

James and Sally Duggins are married in Garrard County, Kentucky in 1799. In 1813, there is a land record where James Crawford has made full payment for the NW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2. Thus, I’m trying to figure out where James and Sally were living shortly after their marriage. The county history suggests that James was living in Preble county by 1810. Unfortunately, there are TWO James Crawfords living near each other. This makes it difficult to determine which James Crawford is being referenced.

Since Kentucky tax lists have been helping me figure out who was living where in Lincoln, Garrard and Madison counties. Unfortunately, the Preble County, Ohio tax lists do not begin until 1816.

However, these tax lists contain two clues that I overlooked the first time I used them.

  • James Crawford owning the NORTHWEST quarter of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 appeared on the tax lists at a later time than the James Crawford owning the SOUTHWEST quarter of the same section
  • The James Crawford owning the NORTHWEST quarter was referred to as James Crawford Junior

When I first used these tax lists, I likely hadn’t figured out who owned which piece of ground. That knowledge is essential to understanding these tax lists.

  • James Crawford and Sally Duggins purchased the NW 1/2 of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 as tenants in common with William Sellers in 1813.
  • James Crawford and Martha Knight purchased the SW 1/4 Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 in 1811

These tax lists reinforced what I and other researchers have assumed:
My James Crawford ancestor was the one referred to as Junior
Unfortunately, I still don’t know where James and Sally were living between 1799 and 1813.
My notes from the tax lists thru 1820:
Preble County Ohio
Tax Records
1816-1826
FS Film 528382 DGS 48949213

Looking for

  • Crawford,
  • Sellers
  • Duggins (step-sons of James Crawford who married Sally Smith Duggins)
  • Lincoln, Moses  married 1816
  • Shanklin, David married 1817
  • Crawford John
  • Douglas b1798
  • Crawford William Allen (b1803)

1816
Image 9 – C
Image 10

  • Crawford James – 150 acres – R 2 T7 S14 NO PART GIVEN- Preble 3 D – 37 C – 5 M
  • NO Other Crawford

Image 11

  • Dugans Henry – 50 acres – R2 T7 S10 SE same 1D – 12C – 5

Image 20 – L

  • No Moses Lincoln

Image 30

  • Sellers Joseph – 150 acres – R2 – T7 Section 10 NE – same – 3-60
  • Sellers Joseph – 160 acres – R2 – T7 S14 – SW – same – 3-60

Image 31

  • Sellars Nathan 80 acres R2 – T8 – S36 NW Preble – 1-80
  • NO SHANKLAND

image 40 – 1817

POOR COPY

Missing first part of alphabet pages torn

image 44-45 – parts of names missing –

  • NO MOSES LINCOLN found

image 54 – 2 – parts of names are missing

Image 55 –

  • Sellers, Nathan with 80 acres R2T8S35 NW — but other names torn away

Image 56

  • Sellers William – 40 acres R2T7S14 SW – Crawford from James Crawford

Image 65 – 1818
Image 72 – C

  • Crawford James – 110 S14-T7-R2 SW Preble 1-65Image 73
  • Crawford James Junr – 75 – S14-T7R2 NW Preble -12-50 new entry

Image 74 – D

  • NO John Douglas Crawford or any other CRAWFORD
  • Dougan Henry – 50 – s10-T7-R2 SW Preble – 75

IM 82 – L

  • NO MOSES LINCOLN

Image 94

  • Sellers Joseph – 160 – S4 T7 R2 SW Preble 2-40
  • Sellers Joseph – 160 S10-T7 R2 NE Preble 2-49Sellers Joesph – 160 S10 T7 R2 – NW Prelbe 2-40
  • Sellers Nathan – 80 – S35 -T8 R2 Nw Preble -120
  • Sellers Nathan 40 – S10 T7 R2 Sw – 1-10Sellers Nathan 38 S9 T7 R2 NE Preble -55
  • Sellers William 40 – S14 T7 R2 SW Preble -60
  • NO David SHANKLAND

Imge 105 – 1819
Image 113

  • Crawford James – 110 acres – S14 T7 R2 Sw Preble 1-72-5image 114
  • Crawford James Junr – 75 S14 T7 R2 NW Preble 1-31-2

Image 116

  • Dugan Henry – 50 S10T7R2 SW Preble 87-5
  • No Moses Lincoln

Image 139 – S

  • Sellers – Joseph 160 S4-T7-R2 SW Preble
  • Sellers Joseph 160 S10 T7R2 NE Preble
  • Sellers Joseph – 160 S10 T7 R2 NW
  • Sellers Nathan 80 S35-T8R2 NW
  • Sellers Nathan 110 S10T7R2 Sw
  • Sellers Nathan 38 S9T7R2 NE
  • Sellers William 40 S14T7R2 SW

Image 142

  • Sellers William 75 S14T7R2 NW Preble

image 150 – 1820

Image 159 

Image 160

  • Crawford David L – 162 R2T9S25

Image 162

  • Crawford James 110 R2T7S14 SW
  • Crawford James Jnr 75 – R2T7S14 NW

Image 164

  • Duggins Henry 50 R2T7S10 SW

Image 181

  • Lincoln Moses J 30 R2T7S14 NE

Image 197

  • Sellers Nathan Senr 110 R2T7S10 SW
  • Sellers Nathan Senr 38 R2T7S9 SE
  • Sellers Nathan Senr 80 R2T8S35 NWImage 198
  • Sellers William 75 R2T7S14 NW
  • Sellers William 40 R2T7S14 SW

Image 199

  • Sellers Joseph M 80 R2T7S10 NW

Image 200

  • Sellers Robert (Estate of) 80 R2T7S4 sW
  • Sellers Joseph Senr 80 R2T7S10 NW
  • Sellers Joseph Senr 35 R3T4S26 SE

Lincoln County Mystery

Do you have same name issues in your genealogy research? Or, do you have ‘mystery men’ of the same surname in the same location as your ancestor?

That’s what happened when I looked at the Lincoln County, Kentucky tax lists for 1787-1805.

I had found Lincoln County KY marriage bonds where Rebekah Crawford gave permission for Mary Crawford to marry James Sellers and Sarah Crawford to marry William David Sellers. Another marriage bond secured by Nathan Douglas and James Crawford for the marriage of James Crawford and Martha Knight was found in Lincoln County, KY records.

Thus, I was expecting to find the following:

  • Sellers family
  • Rebekah Crawford
  • George Douglass — who sold land to Rebekah Crawford and may be her brother
  • Nathan Douglass — who signed the bond for James Crawford
  • James Crawford — who is believed to have turned 21 in 1792

I was not expecting to find:

  • John Crofford
  • Alexander Crofford
  • William Crafort on Richland Creek
  • James Crawford on Rolling Forks
  • Robert Crawford on Hanging Fork 
  • Ellis Richard (and other Ellis families) on Noland Fork

I’ve been able to locate land records for John Crofford. By following the land records, it appears that John Crofford may not have had any offspring. The land records contain powers of attorney for Ellis family members – which might help me locate information on Richard, James and Isaac Ellis.


These unexpected finds will require additional research but may provide clues to my Crawford lineage.
____________
My notes from the Lincoln County, Kentucky tax lists:

Lincoln County KentuckyTax Books 1787-1788, 1790-1797, 1799-1805Film 8114DGS 7834472
Image 41787
Image 5

  • Crofford John – 4 horses, 4 cattle

Image 9

  • Shoemaker Solo

Image 21

  • Crawford Rebekah (widow) – recorded on July 5th – no horses or cattle

Image 22 – July 5th – George Douglas

Image 28

  • Nathaniel Sellars – Nathaniel and Joseph Sellars – 4 males >16, 5 horses, 15 cattle
  • Sellars, John – 3 horses, 14 cattle

Image 32 – 1788
Image 46 – 1789
Image 61

  • Crawford Rebeca – 1 male 16-21; 6 horsesImage 65George Douglas – 1 male > 21; 2 horses

Image 71

  • Seller Nthal Nathaniel Sellers; 1 male >21; 3 horses — likely Nathan A Sellers the son of Nathaniel Sellers
  • Sellers James James Sellers 2 horses
  • Joseph Sellers – 1 horse
  • Sellers john – 5 horses

Image 87 (possibly 1790) – 

  • Crawford REbecca – 1 male over 16; 6 horses

Image 88

  • Douglass George — 1 male > 16, 4 horses

Image 98

  • Sellers Nathaniel – 1 male >16; 3 horses – LIKELY THE SON WHO MOVES TO OHIO
  • Sellers Joseph — 1 horse
  • Sellers James — 2 horses
  • Sellers John — 5 horses


#5 Books
Image 104

  • Crofford Alexander – 9 horsesDouglass Alexander – 4 horses

Image 115 #6
Image 117

  • Crawford John – 5 horses

1790 — image 125
Image 128 April 21

  • Crawford John – 4 horses

Image 129 Aug 2

  • Duggins Wm — 2 horses

Image 140

  • Crofford James — James Crofford — 3 horses


Image 147 Lincoln County 1791

Image 161

  • April 19 – Crawford, John – 4 horses

Image 162

  • Duggin William — William Duggins — 1 horse

Image 164

  • Kennedy Michl – MIchael Kennedy — 3 horses

Image 174

  • [Crawford] James – James Crawford – 1 male > 16, Craford, Rebeckah – 8 horses

Image 176

  • Duglas John — John
  • Duglas Senr — 10 horses
  • Duglas, Nathan – Nathan Duglas
  • Duglas, John – John Duglas – 2 horses

Image 186

  • Sellers John – John Sellers – 6 horses
  • Sellers James – James Sellers – 4 horses

Image 190 Lincoln County 1792

Image 194

  • Crawford John John Crawford – 5 horses, 17 cattle – 913

Image 195

  • Duggin William – William Duggin — 1 horse, 6 cattle – no land

Image 198

  • Kennady Michael – Michael Kennady – 5 horses, 18 cattle, 100 acres

Image 206 – Book 2
Image 217 – Book 3
Image 221

  • Craford James – 1 male > 21, 4 horses, 14 cattle, 120 acres

Image 222

  • Duglass John (D) —1 male > 21
  • Duglass Nathan – 1 male > 21 –  1 horse

Image 223

  • Duglass John SS 1 male > 21, 11 horses, 30 cattle, 200 acres

Image 234

  • Sellers James – 1 male > 21; 6 horses, 10 cattle
  • Sellers Samuel – 1 male > 21; 1 horse
  • Sellers William – 1 male 16-21

Image 235

  • Sellers Nathaniel – 1 male > 21, 1 horse, 4 cattle 100 acres — THE SON WHO MOVES TO OHIO
  • Sellers, John 1 male over 21, 5 horses, 24 cattle, 100 acres

Image 239 Lincoln County 1793
Image 251 – book  2 for 1793
Image 253

  • Crawford John – John Crawford – 4 horses, 15 cattle – 913 acres

Image 261

  • Shoemaker Jesse — Jesse Shoemaker – 1 horse – 2 cattle

Image 265 1792, 1793, 1794

image 267

  • Douglas John – Clark County – Licking watercourse — 30 acres

image 275 1794
image 289 — another book

Image 293

  • Crawford John – 1 male > 21, 3 horses – 12 cattle – 250 acres

next image – very hard to read

images 303, 304 have the S section – hard to read but don’t think Sellers on these pages

image 308 starts new section

image 313

  • Crawford James – 1 male > 21, 2 horses 1 cattle
  • Crawford James – 1 male > 21, 4 horses, 11 cattle  114 acres Lincoln county
  • Douglas George- 1 male > 21, 9 horses, 25 cattle – 200 acres Lincoln county

Image 314

  • Douglas Nathan – 1 male > 21, 1 horseDouglas John – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 325

  • Sellars Nathanniel 1 male > 21, 1 horse, 2 cattle

Image 326

  • Sellars Samuel – 1 male > 21, 2 horse, 2 cattle
  • Sellars James – 1 male > 21, 5 horses, 11 cattle
  • Sellars William – 1 male > 21, 2 horses, 4 cattle
  • sellars, John – 1 male > 21, 5 horses, 17 cattle — 100 acres Lincoln County

Image 331 Lincoln County 1795
Image 336

  • Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 6 horses, 14 cattle – Lincoln County – Sugar Creek 114 acres  IS THIS REBECCA’S LAND????
  • Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 337

  • Crafford James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 1 cattle

Image 338

  • Douglas George – 1 male > 21, 1 male 16-21, 2 blacks, 1 black <16, 10 horses, 24 cattle Lincoln County, Boone Creek – 200 acres
  • Douglas, John – 1 male > 21

Image 345

  • Sellers, James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 14 cattle
  • Sellers William 1 male > 21, 2 horses, 9 cattle Lincoln County Sugar Creek 100 acres
  • Sellers Dun – 1 male > 21, 1 horse, 1 cattle

image 350 Auditor’s book
Image 364 – start of another book
Image 366

  • Crafort William Lincoln County Richladn Creek – 500 acres

Image 377 No 3

Image 381

  • Apr 20 Crofford John – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 13 Cattle, Lincoln county, Hanging fork – 350 acres

Image 397 Lincoln County 1796
image 413 book 2

Image 417

  • Crawford Jn – 607 acres H Fork Lincoln County – 1 male > 21, 1 black, 1 black <16, 4 horses, 14 cattle

book 3

Image 440

  • Douglas George — 200 acres — Boones Lincoln County – Edward Davis –  – Jacob Myers -2 male > 21, 9 horses, 24 cattle
  • Douglas John – 1 male > 21

Image 450

  • Sellers James – 1 male > 21, 6 horses, 13 cattle
  • Sellers William — 50 acres – Sugar Creek – Lincoln County – 1 male > 21, 4 horses, 12 cattle
  • Sellers Samuel – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 1 cattle

Image 456 Lincoln County 1797
Image 461

  • Crawfort John 1 Male > 21, 1 black > 16, 1 black, 5 horses, 550 acres

Image 487 new book
Image 494 Lincoln County 1796, 1797, 1798

Image 532 Book 2

Image 533 1799

Image 540

  • Crawford James — 1 male > 21 ; 100 acres Rolling forks, Lincoln County – James Sp[eer]


image 575 Book 2
Image 598 Book 3
Image 603

  • Crawford Robert – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks, 1 black > 16 – 200 acres 

Image 605

Duglas George – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 624 Lincoln County 1800

image 643 book 2
Image 675 book 3
Image 683

  • Crawford Robert 200 acres Lincoln County Hanging Fork – original John Crawford – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16 , 3 blacks, 2 horses
  • Crawford James – 1 male > 21

Image 686

  • Dugles George, 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 712 Lincoln County 1801
Image 715 – C
Image 728 – S
Image 735 – book 2
Image 737 – C
Image 758 – S
Image 763 – Book 3 – Hugh Magill Commissioner
Image 769 C
IMage 804 1802
Image 808 – C
Image 825 – S
Image 832 – book 2
Image 839

  • Ellis Richard – 270 acres Lincoln Noland Fork Carpenter same same 1 male > 21, 4 horses
  • Ellis James
  • Ellis Isaac

Image 848

  • Kenaday John 100 acres Lincoln County Green River Jos Spelsh same same 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 858 S

Image 864 Geo McRoberts 1802
Image 869 – C

Migration Clues

Have you used city directories to help locate a person between census years? Although I’m not finding as much detail in tax lists, I am finding that they help track migration in the early 1800s.

I’ve been doing FAN club research in early Kentucky. So far, I’ve been concentrating on the area that became Garrard County. Because of changing county boundaries, I’ve searched tax lists for Madison, Garrard and Lincoln counties.

  • Tax Man Cometh – Madison County, KY 1787-1796
  • Garrard County Tax – 1797-1806
  • Lincoln County Taxes  

Since I’ve identified the Crawford land holdings during this time period. I’m now searching the Garrard County tax lists from 1807 to 1824 to identify the time period when the various families moved away.
Families that could potentially be in Garrard County between 1807 and 1824

  • Rebekah Crawford – owned land between Sugar Creek and Boone’s Mill Creek
  • James Crawford, husband of Martha Knight and likely son of Rebekah Crawford
  • James Sellers, husband of Mary Crawford (likely daughter of Rebekah Crawford)
  • William Sellers, husband of Sarah Crawford (likely daughter of Rebekah Crawford)
  • Alexander Moore, husband of Mary Crawford – owned land on Sugar Creek and on Paint Lick Creek
  • James Crawford, husband of Sally Duggins
  • James Crawford, husband of Rebecca Anderson — owned land on Paint Lick Creek
  • William Crawford – owned land on Paint Lick Creek

I was able to find the following families:

  • James Crawford with land on Paint Lick in 1807, 1808, 1809
  • William and Isaac Crawford in 1809 
  • Two Isaac Croffords listed in 1810
  • Isaac Crawford in 1811
  • Alexander Moore with land on Paint Lick in 1807
  • James Sellers with 100 acres on Sugar Creek in 1807, 1808, 1810-1817
  • James Sellers with 148 acres on Sugar Creek in  1821, 1823, and 1824
  • Wm S[?] with 100 acres on sugar Creek purchased from Downing in 1819
  • James Sellers with land in Barren County in 1807

The William and Isaac Crawford in the 1809 tax list could be the sons of the James Crawford who owned land on Paint Lick. However, I can’t explain two individuals named Isaac Crawford at that time.

Since I believe most of these families move away from Garrard County, this tax information helps me know approximately when they made the move. For example, I’ve already found records for Alexander Moore in Fleming County, KY by 1810. With this tax information, I now know that I should look for records for Alexander Moore in Fleming County starting in 1808.
Thus, my next steps should include:

  • Locating records for James Crawford in Indiana starting in 1810
  • Check Barren County records for James Sellers between 1817 and 1821
  • Continue looking for James Sellers in the Garrard County, KY tax lists
  • Research Isaac Crawford in Indiana to see if I can verify that he is the son of James Crawford
  • Research William Crawford in Missouri to see if I can verify that he is the son of James Crawford
  • Figure out who that second Isaac Crawford might be
  • Continue searching for court records, bonds or any other type of record to verify that James Seller owned land in Garrard County
  • Continue searching for records for the sale of land by James Sellers

____________Notes from the Garrard County, KY tax lists
Garrard County KentuckyTax Books 1807-1824Family Search Film 7989 DGS 7834437
1807

Image 11

  • Crawford Ja – 146 acres – do – do – Tho Kennedy – same- same – 1 white male > 21, 1 white male 16-21 – 8 horses
  • Crawford Wm – no land shown – 1 male > 21, 3 horses

Image 29 – M
Image 31

  • Moore Alexr – 50 acres Garrard – Paint Lick – 1 male > 21 – 4 horses
  • Moore Alexr – 50 acres Madison – Paint Lick

Image 38 – S

  • NO SELLERS

Image 46 – #2

Image 53 – C

Image 55

  • Douglas Nathan – 60 acres Garrard Sugar Jas Downing – same -same 1 male > 21 – 1 black – 5 horses

Image 73

  • Sellers James – 100 acres Garrard – Sugar – Jno Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21 – 5 horses
  • Sellers James — 200 acres Barren – Noboble – Aron Harlin – sme – 

Image 82 – 1808
Image 88

  • James Crawford – 146 acres Garrard Pt Lick t Kennedy – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 male 16-21 6 horses
  • Wm Crawford – no land given 1 male > 21, 3 horses


Image 91

  • Alexr Duggins – noe land  1 male – 1 horse

Image 97

  • Kennedy families

images 99-101

  • No Alexander Moore

Images 105-107

  • No SELLERS

image 113 — book 2
Image 118 – C
Image 120

  • Doulgas Nathan – 60 acres Garrard Sugar C – Wm Miller – same – same – 1 mal > 21 – 1 black over 16 – 1 total black – 6 horses

Image 129 – M

  • No Alexander Moore

Image 138 – S

  • Sellers James – 100 acres – Garrard – Sugar C – Jno Downing – same – same – 1 male – 6 horses


Image 146 – 1809
Image 153 -C

  • Crawford Jas – 146 acres Garrard Paint Lick Thos Kennedy – do – do – 1 male > 21 – 6 horses
  • Crawford Wm – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • Crawford Isaac – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 160

  • Kennedy family

Image 163-164

  • No Alexander Moore

Image 169-170 – S

Image 177 – Book 2
Image 181 – C
Image 189- M

  • No Alexander Moore

Image 195 – S

Image 197 –

  • Dunor Sallers – 1 male > 21, 4 horses

Image 203 – 

1810
Image 214 – C
Image 216

  • Crofford Isaac — 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • Crofford Issac – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

Image 217

  • Douglas Nathaniel 60 acres Garrard Sugar Creek – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 4 total blacks, 6 horses

Image 230

  • Kennedy family

image 233 – M

  • No Alexander Moore

Index 245 – S

  • Sellers James – 100 acres Garrard – Sugar Creek – Jno Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21, 7 horses

Image 260 1811
Image 271 – C

Image 272

  • Isaac Crawford – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 1 total black, 2 horses

Image 274

  • Nathan Douglas – 60 acres – Garrard County – Sugar Cr – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 4 total Blacks, 6 horses

Image 288 – M

  • No Alexander Moore

Image 298 – S
Image 299 –

  • James Sellers — 100 acres – same (Garrard) – same (Sugar Cr) – 1 male > 21, 6 horses

Image 310 1812
IMage 318 – C

  • No Crawford

Image 321

  • Nathan Douglas – 60 acres – Garrard – Sugar Cr – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 5 total blacks, 6 horses

Image 332

  • Kennedy

Image 334 – M

  • No Alexander Moore

Image 345 – S

  • James Sellers — 100 acres – Garrard – Sugar Creek – Wm Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses

Image 355 – missed people

Image 358 – 1813
Image 363 – C

  • No Crawford
  • No Douglas

Image 371 M

  • NO Alexander Moore

Image 376 – S
Image 378

  • James Sellers – 100 acres – Garrard – Sugar Creek – Jno Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21, 7 horses

image 381 book 2

Image 381 – C –

  • No Crawford

Image 381 –

  • Nathan Douglas – 60 acres – Garrard – Boons Cr – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 6 total blacks, 6 horses

Image 384 book 3

Image 387 – C

  • No Crawford

Image 394 –

  • Kennedy Family

Image 401 – S
Image 409 – 1814
Image 419 – C

  • NO Crawford

Image 421 – D

Image 422 –

  • Nathan Douglas – 60 acres – Garrard – Sugar Creek – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 6 total blacks, 5 horses

Image 434 –

  • Kennedy family

Image 448 – S

  • James Sellers — 100 acres – Garrard – Sugar Cr – J Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses

Image 461 – 1815

Image 473 – C

  • No Crawford

Image 476 – D

Image 477

  • Nathan Douglass – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 6 total blacks – 5 horses – ONLY QUOTES IN LAND SECTION – No Number of Acres

Image 508 – S

  • Michael Saller (or Salter) 150 acres – same – Sugar Ck – Saint Clair – 1 male > 21 – 8 total blacks, 4 horses

Image 509

  • Wm Saller (or Sutton) – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • James Saller (or Sutton) 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 510

James Sellers – 100 acres – Garrard – Sugar Ck – Downing – same – Same – 1 male > 21, 7 horses


Image 522 – 1816
Image 532 – C

  • No Crawford

Image 534 – D
Image 546 – K

Image 547 –

  • Kennedy family

Image 561 – S

Image 562 –

  • James Sellers – 104 1/2 acres – Garrard – Sugar Ck – Downing – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 1 total black, 8 horses

Image 576 – 1817

Image 587 – C

Image 590 – D

Image 591

  • Nathan Douglas – 78 3/4 acres Garrard – Gilliards – Harrod – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 5 total blacks, 5 horses

Image 604 –

  • Kennedy family

Image 617 – S

Image 619


James Seller
s – 104 1/2 – Garrard – Sugar Cr – Downing – same – same – 2 males > 2, 8 horses

Image 631 – 1818
Image 642 – C

  • No Crawford

Image 646 – D

Image 647 –

  • Nathan Douglas – 78 3/4 acres – Garrard – Gilbert Ck – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 5 total blacks, 5 horses

Image 661 –

  • Kennedy family

Image 677 – S

Image 679

  • John F Sellers – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • John Sellers — 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • NO James Sellers

Image 691 – 1819

Image 701 – C

  • No Crawford

Image 705 – D

  • Nathan Douglas – 78 acres – Garrard – Gilbert Cr – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 5 total blacks, 5 horses
  • Samuel Douglas – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 721 – M

Image 733 – S

  • No James Sellers

Image 734 —

  • William S? with 100 acres on Sugar Creek – Downing

Image 749 1820
Image 763 – C

  • NO Crawford

image 767 – D

  • Nathan Douglas – 78 3/4 acres Garrard – Gilberts Ck – Daniel – same – same – 1 male over 21, 1 black over 16, 5 total blacks, 5 horses

Image 790 – M

  • No Alexander Moore

Image 806 – S

  • No Sellers

Image 822 – 1821

Image 833 – C

  • NO Crawford

Image 837 – D

Image 837

  • Samuel Douglas – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Nathan Douglas – 78 3/4 acres – Garrard – Gilberts C – Craig – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 5 total blacks, 5 horses
  • William Douglas – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 854 – M

  • NO Alexander Moore


Image 867 – S
Image 868

  • James Sellers – 148 Garrard – Sugar Creek – Downing – same – same – 2 males over 21, 8 horses

image 882 – 1822
image 892 – C

  • No Crawford

Image 895 – D

  • William Douglas – 1 male > 21, 20 horses
  • Nathan Douglas 78 3/4 acres Garrard – Gilberts Ck – Criag – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 black over 16, 5 total blacks, 4 horses

Image 923 – S

  • John Sellars – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • bottom 3 names illegible

image 924 –

  • no Sellars – bottom 10 names illegible

image 925 –

  • no Sellars – bottom 8 names illegible

Image 926 –

  • No Sellers – bottom 3 names illegible / others hard to read

Image 937 1823

Image 950 – C

  • No Crawford – but some names very faint

Image 954 – D

Image 955

  • Nathan Douglass 78 – Garrard – Gilberts – Craig – “ – “ 1 male > 21, 1 black male > 16, 5 total blacks, 4 horses
  • William Douglass – 1 male > 16, 3 horses

Image 991 – S

Image 993 – faded

Image 994 –

  • John Sellers – 1 male > 21, 2 horses
  • James Sellers – 148 acres Garrard – Sugar Cr – Downing – 2 males > 21, 4 horses

Image 1009 1824

Image 1020 – C
Image 1024 – D

  • Nathan Douglass – 78 3/4 – Garrard – Gilbert’s Ck – Craig – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 5 total blacks, 3 horses

Image 1061 – S

Image 1062

  • James Sellers – 148 (or 168) acres – Garrard – Sugar Cr – Downing – same – same – 2 males > 21, 1 black > 16, 1 total black, 6 horses

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?

____________________________

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