The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies

 

 

 

John Godley and Elizabeth Stark Footnotes


[1]   Ancestry.com posting by jackhall@msn.com.

[2]   1810 United States Census for Warren County, Kentucky, page 37.

[3]   1820 United States Census for Allen County, Kentucky, page 126.

[4]   History of Allen County, by B.Y. Dewitt

       “From the very first there was divergence of views as to the proper location for the county seat.    

       Some wanted it on the lands of Willis Mitchell, where the court first met, because that was the 

       approximate center of the county. But the location was finally determined by the two magnificent   

       springs, four miles southeast of that point on the ridge, between which the town was platted. This 

       much is from other sources and not from the minute books.

 

       ON JOHN BROWN’S LAND

 

       At the hour appointed there . . . magistrates of said county and John Godley, assistant judge 

      

       said seat upon the lands of John Brown on Bay’s Fork of said county." The tract later deeded by 

      

      

 

       The town site was laid off in "Lotts," the proceeds of whose sale became the fund relied upon for 

       building the courthouse, etc. With reference to the amount realized, the last page of the old book 

       contains an incomplete memorandum of accounts, in which these items appear:

 

       Amount of sales for lots:

         First sales, payable 18th September, 1816 …..$5,265.50

           Second ditto ………………………………...        $3,463.00

                                                                      total = $8,728.50

       

       The Court of Claims for October allowed the lavish sum of $2 "for advertising the lotts.”

 

[5]   Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, page 183.

[6]   Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, page 200.

[7]   Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, page 242.

[8]   Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, pages 454 and 455.

[9]   Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, pages 456 and 457.

[10]  Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, pages 478 and 479.

[11]  Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, page 81.

[12]  Abstract from Barren County, Kentucky Deed Book B, page 37.   

[13]  Allen County Wills and Settlements 1840-1902 (ABSTRACTS)

[14]  1840 United States Census for Allen County, Kentucky, page 077.

 

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