Shelby County Wills/ Will Abstracts
Some Marriages from 1st Marriage Book
ANDERSON—May 1796—Executrix Margaret Anderson, widow. Sec. Win.
Smiley, Ebenezer Patton. Ap. Hardy Hill, George Cravenson, Samuel Figley.
BOL1NG (BOWLING)—30 May. 1794 proven March
Court, 1795. Ex. Sim Baling. Daniel Ketcham. Wit, Wm. Morrow, Alex. Montgomery, Moses Warfrod. Names wife, Margaret:
son, John Boling.
Mrs. Margaret Boling married 8-28-1795. Elias Neal—1st M. Book
JESSE BUZAN—Inventory, 18th November, 17M—Ap., Samuel McKinley, Nicholas Smith, James Pritchard.
BUCHANNON—1-26-1797— proven July Court, 1798—Ex .
Agness Buchannon. widow. Victor Buchannon. Sec.. James Pringle.
Wit., Thou, Robertson. Thos. Allison. Ap. Robr. Lowdcn, Nicholas
Smith, Win. Huston. John Lawson. Wife. Agnes, 100 acres on
BREEDING—Proven 20 March, 1798—Ex., Frances Breeding, widow. Sec, Wm.
McCory, Isaac Whitaker. Ap., Peter Bailea, Elijah Whitaker. Thos. Johnston. Wm.
Win. Breeding married 6-4-1798; Polly Breeding -
Breeding married 8-19-1799; Elisabeth Stanley, daughter of Joseph.
BOYD. SR.—Inventory July, 1798—Ex. Mary Boyd, widow.
Sec., Jacob Newland. Benjamin Roberts, Wm. Roberts. Mehitable Boyd, William Boyd, Jr., Jane Boyd John Boyd, Hannah Boyd.
BROWN—Proved Nov., l799—Ex., Daniel Colgan. Sec. Morias Hansbrough.
Wit., Wingfield Bullock, Thos. Allen, Jas.
BOSWELL—Inventory 9 May, 1803—Ex., Nancy Boswell,
widow. Sec., Jacob Tichenor, John Wright. Ap. Chas. Polke. Wm.
Polke. Frederick Price, Jas. McDavitt. Children: Susanna Boswell,
Elizabeth Boswell, Rebecca Boswell Polly Boswell, George Boswell, John Boswell, Edward Boswell.
BUTLER—Inventory January, 1803—Ex.. Wilson Maddox
BRISCOE or BRISCOW—2-23-1804, proven October, 1804—
Ex., brothers, John and Edward Briscow. Wife, Catherine; daughter, Mary Briscow; daughter. Massy Briscow: Daughter, Caty Briscow; daughter, Sarah Briscow.
CONNELLY—proved October, 1798—Ex., Sarah Connelly,
Neddy Curd, Andrew Allen. See., Jas. Mulligan, Benjamin H.
Kerrick Wit., Benj. H. Kerrick, Jacob Tucker. Wife. Sarah; son,
Wm. Connelly; daughter. Mary; daughter Sarah; son, Thompson;
daughter, Elizabeth: son, Jesse; son, James; daughter, Nancy; son,
CLARKE—proved 9-3-1798—Ex., Obadiah Clarke, Benjamin
Clarke, sons. Sec, Thos. Martin, Hugh Dugan. Stephen Ashby, Josiah Clarke. Ap. Adam Hostedler. Joseph Simpson. Ebenezer Patton. Wife, Elizabeth; sons, Obadiah and Benjamin; brother in-law, John Ellis.
DANIEL—Ex., brother, Martin Daniel. Sec,. Benjamin Roberts. Wit.,
Daniel Farley, Samuel Pryor. Ap. Joseph Smith, David Standiford, John Miller,
Bryant O'Neal. Sister, Bessy Meriwether and two sons, John Martin and Reuben
Meriwether; brother, Thos. Daniel; sister. Sucky Manes; brother, Coleman Daniel;
father, John Daniel.
DORNAN—Inventory December. 1801—Ex. Daniel Taylor.
Ap. John Buskirk, Ebenezer Patton, Jno. Martin, Simon Phieegly.
DUNN—Inventory November, 1802- Ex., John Stone, Sec,
Wm. Stone, Richard Baisey. Ap., John Buskirk, Jas. Stone, John
Scott, Ebenezer Patton.
Sec, Francis Hall. An., John Shannon, Moses Hall, Singleton Wilson, Thos. King.
Elam married 10-24-1796, Elizabeth Sorrels, daughter of Nelly
Sorrels. Mrs. Elizabeth Elam married 1-5-1817, James H. Toncray.
FELTY—Inventory March. 1795—Ex-
Basil Noel, Wm.
FULLINWIDER—Match 16, 1793; proved May, 1793—Ex.,
Jacob Fullinwider, John Carr. Wit., Caty Fullinwider, Martln
Daniel, Jas. Crockett Ap., Jonathan Boone, William Boone, John
Wilcox. Son-in-law, John Carr; son-in-law. Samuel Ryker; daughter. Ann Fullinwider; son, Peter Fullinwider's two children, Henry
and Elizabeth; son, Jacob Fullinwider, 264 acres on Lute's Run.
FORD—4-13-1803; proved October, 1803 -Ex., Wm. Ford,
Elisha Ford, Samuel Ford. Sec, John Ford, Spence Ford. Wit.,
Oswald Thomas, David Denny, David Thomas. Ap., Richard Booker, David Thompson, James Robinson. Wife, Catherine; children,
Samuel, Edward, Elisha, Spencer, Ana, Jinney, William.
GREEN—-proved May, 1798—Ex., Caty (Smith) Green,
widow. Sec. Simon V. Smith, Nicholas Smith, Jr., brothers-in-law. Wit., Nicholas Smith, Sr., Nicholas Smith. Jr., Simon V. Smith- Ap., Edmund Wayman, Adam Sill, William Hall. Wife, Caty; oldest son, George Green: daughter, Polly Green; William Green.
GREEN—Inventory January. 1803—Ex.. Nicholas Smith,
Jr., (brother). Sec, Abraham Smith, (brother). Ap., Jacob Cattleman, John Shannon, Edmund Wayman.
GLOVER—Inventory October, 1798— Ex.. Frances Glover,
widow, David Reed, Wm. McCoy. Sec, Benjm. Roberts, Jacob Case, Joshua Reed. Ap.. Elijah Whitaker, Wm. Polke, Peter Bailea, Daniel Bennett. Children, Sarah, Elisabeth, Jane
Frances Glover married 10-1-1800, John Carlin or Kerlin.
GARRETT—Proved May. 1799—Ex., Margaret Garrett, Isaac
Garrett Sec, Elisha Whitaker. John Williamson. Wit, Richd. Gasaway, Jas. McQuaid, Isaac Edwards. Ap., Isaac Edwards, James McQuaid, John Howe, Alex. McClain, Jr. Children, Isaac, Nancy, Esther, Margaret
GASAWAY, or GAZAWAY, or GASSAWAY, (spelled all
three ways). Proved November 9, 1801. Executrix—Nancy Gasaway. Sec.—Alexander McClain. Witnesses—John Todd, John Hansbrough. Appraisers- John Todd, Hugh Dugan, Hugh Redman, John Sharp. Children, John, Nancy, Elizabeth, Nicholas, James, Samuel, Henry and William Garrett.
HANEIL—Inventory August, 1796—Ex., Jacob Kephart. Sec,
Nicholas Smith. Ap., Joseph Irwin, Robert Irwin, Samuel McKinley.
HOAGLAND—Inventory March, 1797—Ex., John McClain,
Nancy McClain, his wife late Nancy Hoagland. Sec, Abraham
Owen. Joseph Dupuy. Ap. Nicholas Smith, Robert Lowden, James
HILL—Inventory March, 1799—Ex., Margaret Hill, George
Cravenson. Sec, Robt Jeffries, Wm. El. Colllngs. Wit, Archibald Cameron. Isaac Miller, Wm. El. Collings. Ap., Richard Basey, Jonathan Bedle. Isaac Miller, Thos, Forman. Wife, Margaret; children, Sarah, Martha, Isaac, Margaret. Sarah Hill married 5-31-I808, Thomas Carrithers. Martha Hill married 4-11-1807, Robert Cunningham. Isaac Hill married 4-11-1807, Margaret Cunningham, daughter of Francis. Mrs. Margaret Hill married 2-28-1812,John Osborne. Margaret Hill, step-father, John Osborne,
married 12-21-1812, Wm. Kester.
HANSBROUGH—Proved August, 1800—Ex., Geo. Hansbrough, John Undcrwood.
Sec-, P. Hansbrough, Robt. Allison.
Wife, Mary; children, George, John, ,Joel, Susanna.
Hansbrough married 4-27-1799, Nancy, daughter of Drury and
Mary Howard. Joel Hansbrough married 2-18-1810, Lucy Gooch.
HARTMAN—Proved April 11, 1803—Ex., David Harman,
Solomnn Hartman. Sec., Wm. Bridgewatcr, Wm. Johnston. Wife,
Margaret; children, Abraham, Daniel, Solomon, David, Anthony, Jr., Easther Hatter, Joseph, Jonatha, Catherine Miller, Agenes Hostedler.
JACOBS—Inventory May, 1797—Ex., John Cline. Sec,
William Hall. Ap., Robt. Tyler, Nimrod Duncan, Anthony Jenkins.
JOHNSTON—July 17, 1798—Proved January 15, 1799—Ex.,
Elizabeth Johnston, widow. Sec, Jesse Payne, Jas. Latham, Rowland Thomas. Wit, Jesse B. Payne, Rowland Thomas. Children, Thomas, Elizabeth Payne, Catherine Thomas, Fanny Payne, Philip, Jr., mother-in-law, Ann Taylor; wife, Elizabeth (
LEATHERMAN—January 15, 1798—Proved March, 1796— Ex„
David Miller in Hartman's Settlement and George Humphries in
Leatherman's Settlement. Sec., John Addams, John Humphries.
Wit., Henry Newman, John Harrison, Thos. Craig. Ap. Stephen
Ashby, Joseph Thatcher, John Harrlson. "I, John Leatherman, of
the Leatherman Settlement,
Christian Leatherman, oldest son of brother, Peter, now living in
Leatherman Settlement; Basil Tegarden; residue to brother's chil-
Leatherman married 7-4-1798, Barbara Houghstatlcr, consent
of Christian Houghstatler. Catherine Leatherman married 11-23-
1810, Samuel Gazway, consent of brother Christian Leatherman.
LEMASTER—Inventory May, 1795—Ap., Robert Lowdcn,
Jas. Hoagland, Jas. W. Hemphill.
LASTLEY or LASSLEY or LASLEY—Inventory November,
1797—Ex. Alexander Lastley, brother. Sec, Robert Jeffries,
Francis Cunningham. Ap., George Cravenson, John Johns, Ab. Carr, Caleb Reed. Children, John Lastley, Alexander Lastley, Jr.,
(both under age at this time).
LEWIS—Inventory January 9, 1804—Ex., Margaret Lewis, widow. Sec, John
Todd, Jas. Morton, Chas. Motherhead. 300 acres on Buck and Gist Creeks.
Children, Bluford Lewis, Patsey Lewis, Henry Lewis, Polly Lewis, Keziah Lewis,
Catherine Lewis, John Lewis, William Lewis, Fanny Lewis.
Margaret Lewis married 11-4-1805, Austin Hall. Guardian's ac-
count, 1807; Keziah is 13 years, born about 1794; Catherine is 11
years, born about 1796; John is 9 years old, born about 1798; William is 6 years, born about 1801; Fanny is 4 years, born about 1803.
Sec., Jas. Anderson,
Reed, Isaac Norman, Henry Johns, David Johnson.
LAWRENCE—November 10, 1804—Proved December, 1804-
Ex, John Lawrence, William Crow. Sec., Wm. Henton, George
Hansbrough. Wit., Thomas Prather, John Lawrence, Soloman Lawrence. Ap, Thos. Hanna, John Smith, Daniel Ketchum, Benj. Roberts. Wife, Elizabeth, children, Hannah,
METCALFE—Inventory October, 1798 Ex., Margaret Metcalfe, John Metcalfe.
Sec, Thomas Metcalfe, Wm. Jones. Wife, Margaret Metcalfe.
Metcalfe, widow of James, married 7-3-1807, Robert Miller in
marriage bond and Reuben Miller to First Marriage Book.
McCLAIN Inventory 9-14 1801 Ex, James McClain. Sec,
Joseph Robinson, William Henton.
MEEKS—Proved March, 1802—Wit, Andrew Holmes, Augustine Shelburnc.
Wife, Sarah; mentions four children, named only one—Silas Meeks.
McCAMPBELL—Proved August, 1804 - Ex, James McCampbell. John McCampbell.
Sec, Thos. Gooch, Daniel Colgan. Wit.,
Daniel Colgan, Andrew McCampbell. Ap, George Wilcox, Alex. Reed. Jacob Fullinwider. Alex. McDowell. Wife, Martha; children, James, John, William, Andrew, Margaret, Jane Logan, Nancy Elliott, Molly Lawson, Washington.
McCampbell married 1-0-1808. Elisabeth Tilford.
McCLURE or McLURE—Inventory 1796—Ex, Sarah McClure.
Hugh McClure. Sec, James Campbell, John McClure. Ap, Bland
W, Ballard, Jas. Logon. Wife, Sarah. A receipt from James Legget, James Campbell, John McClure, Elijah Baker, John Skidmore to Sarah and Hugh McClure. Admrs. James McClure, Jr., minor,
McCLAIN—Inventory July 9, 1804 Ex. Catherine McClain.
Sec, Jumcs McClain. William Henton. Ap, Joseph Robinson, Albertus Bright, A. McGaughey, Moses Boone.
10, 1800—Bx, Lusy Newland, widow,
John Newland. Sec, Robert P. Allen, Luke Haff, Daniel Colgan. Ap, Jas. Ballard, Samuel Shannon. Luke Haff, Wm. Polke. 300 acres on Brashears Creek. Wife. Lucy; children, Isabella, John, Elizabeth, Isaac, Benoni, Robert, Polly, Abraham, Amy, Jacob, William.
OWEN—Inventory May, 1794—Ap„ Jacob Fullinwider, Samuel Ryker.
OWEN--Proved May, 1802 Ex, Thos. I. Gwin, Abraham
Owen. Sec, Charles Lynch, Samuel Shannon. William Roberts.
Wit, Gillon Lively, Daniel Lively, John Lively. Children, Jacob,
Thos. 1. Gwin, Arthur McGaughey, Aquilla Whitaker. Wife,
PREWITT or PRUITT—Proved August, 1798—Ex. Elisha
Prewitt, Daniel Mitchell. Sec, Thos. I. Gwin, Ezek. Talbott. Wit,
Jeremiah Crabe, Wm. Gregory. Richd. M. Booker. Ap, John Ford,
Richard Booker, Wm. Ford, James Robinson. Wife: children, Betsy Adams, James. Judy, Elisha. Michael, Jr., Byrd, Joseph. Robert,
POTTS—Inventory October. 1799—Ex, Margaret Potts, widow.
Sec, William Taylor, Joseph Winlock. Ap, William Oglcsby, Wm.
Powell, Fielding Ashby. Settlement of heirs and legal representatives. Beverly Taylor, Abraham Bennett, Thomas Potts, Nicholas Miller, John Potts.
Potts married 8-17-1815, Nicholas Miller.
PENNINGTON—Inventory November, 1801—Ex, Jonathan
Bedle or Beadle. Sec, John Crawford, Wm. El. Collings. Ap,
Richard Basey, Thomas Forman, George Cravenson, James Starke.
Pennington married 2-18-1799, Polly Lockhart.
POWELL—Inventory June,1801—Ex.. Joseph Oglesby. Sec,
Daniel Ellis, Michael Smiser. Wife, Polly.
Powell, widow of William, married 8-21-1818, Reuben Cowherd.
Frances Powell married 4-19-1816. Daniel Caplinger William M.
Powell married 9-20-1817, Nancy Smiser, daughter of Henry.
ROBINS—Inventory October, I795—Ap, Gerardus Ryker,
REED—Inventory May, 1804—Ex, Susannah Reed, Alex Reed.
See., Samuel Shannon, Jas. McDavitt. Ap, Daniel Colgan, Bland
W. Ballard, Christopher Brant Wife, Susannah.
Sec, Reuben Redding, Elisha Lindsay. George Clifton. Ap, Daniel Ketcham. Elisha Ford, Masterson Ogden,. Thos. Mitchell.
SHANNON—2 September, 1793; proved May, 1794—Ex,
brother, Samuel Shannon, David Standiford. Wit, Dorsey Pcnticost, Joseph Winlock. William Addams. Ap, John Young, Jacob Newland, Peter Balea. Mother, Sarah Shannon; sister, Margaret Byers; sister, Ann Brakin or Brackin or Bracken; nephew. William Shannon, son of Thomas; niece, Sarah Shannon, daughter of Thomas; nephew, John Shannon, son of Samuel.
SMITH—Inventory—Ap, Robert Lowden, Jas. Hoagland, James W. Hemphill.
Wife, Susanna; children. Betsy Smith, Polly Smith, James Smith.
daughter of Benoni Dement. Susanna Smith, widow, evidently married before 1797, Peter Kerlin, as Peter Kerlin and Susanna Kerlin are guardians for Jacob Smith's children.
SHIELDS—Inventory July, 1797—Ex, Mary Ann Shields,
widow. Sec, Richard Worthington. An, Richard Rees, Robert
Lowden, James Dods. Appraisement value £2000, 200 acres.
STOUT—August. 1790 Nuncupative Will Brother, Samuel
Stout only legatee. Deed from Joseph Simpson to Saml. and Jas.
Stout. August, 1797.
SLED—Inventory May. 1799—Ex.. Lucy Sled, widow, Sec.
John Barbee, Wm..
Jones James Brenton. Legal heirs: Seaton Sled, Richard McCaslin, Benjamin Martin.
Sled, widow, married 11-14 1802, Charles Rice. Eliazbeth Sled
married 10-14-1811, Benjamin Martin. Nancy Sled married 4-21-
1814, Richard McCasIin. Seaton Sled married 13-14-1820. Ann
SHANNON—September 12, 1800; proved November 10,1800-
Ex, Mary Shannon, widow. Sec., James, Shannon. Samuel Shannon, Alex Shannon. Wit., Mathias Ham, Jacob Canoy. both of Mulenburg (Muhlenburg) County. Wife, Mary; brother, Samuel Shannon children. James, Samuel, Jane Reid, Agnes Wallace, Mary.
SHUCK—March 20, I803; proved May, 1803—Ex, Peter
Banta, Albert Vories. See.. Peter Banta, Daniel Demaree, John
Vories. Wit. John Vories, David Demaree, Wife. Margaret; children, Cornelius, John, Andrew, William, Hannah Batiss, Helena
Banta, Margaret Sharp, Matthias, Sarah Banta, Mary Poland.
Shuck married 10-28-I798, WIlliam Poland. "Wm.
SQUIRES—Inventory July 1803 Ex.. John Gott. Sec., Abraham Rutledge,
George Boyd. Ap. Arthur McGaughey, Wilson Maddox, Dyonyssius Shelburn wife, Mary:
John Squires, Jr., son.
Squires, widow, married 6-9-1803,, Henry Caplinger. Margaret Squires, daughter
of John, deceased, consent of mother, Mary Caplinger, married 3- 31-1821. Alfred
THOMPSON -Inventory November, 1797—Ex., Elizabeth Thompson, widow. Sec.,
Evan Thompson, Morgan Linville. Ap., Bland Ballard, John Wilcox. William Boone.
VAN CLEAVE—Inventory October. 1798—
Lydia Van Cleave married 7-15-1808, George Staten
WILSON—August 30, 1794; proved October, 1794—Ex, Hugh Wilson. Ap.,
WARFORD—Inventory March, 1795—Ex., Joseph Warford. Ap., Daniel Ketcham,
.John Metcalfe, John Kephart. 600 acres on Simpson Creek,