The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
John Godley and Elizabeth Stark Footnotes
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 1810 United States Census for Warren County, Kentucky, page 37.
 1820 United States Census for Allen County, Kentucky, page 126.
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 BROWNS LAND
At the hour appointed there . . . magistrates of said county and John Godley, assistant judge
said seat upon the lands of John Brown on Bays 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:
total = $8,728.50
The Court of Claims for October allowed the lavish sum of $2 "for advertising the lotts.
Abstract from Barren County,
 Allen County Wills and Settlements 1840-1902 (ABSTRACTS)
1840 United States
Census for Allen
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