I am looking for further information on Hector PEOPLES to learn more about his wife, Patsy LETT, whose given name may have been Martha. She was born circa 1792, probably in Georgia.
I am hoping to find documentation for the marriage of Hector Peoples to a "Patsy" about 1815-1819. The marriage probably took place in the Pendleton/Owen/Harrison/Scott county KY area, but Jennings county, IN is another possibility.
Patsy Lett appears on a list of members of the 1817 Mussel Shoals Baptist church in what is now Owen county, KY (was Scott then) along with her brother, Daniel Lett and his wife, Mariah Osborn.
Patsy Peoples joined the Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Jennings county, IN, in May of 1822 as one of the constitutional members, along with John & Zilphia Hopkins.
Hector Peoples appeared on a tax list in Jefferson co, Indiana in 1816.
"A list of persons due taxes to William Vawter for the year 1815 and paid by me, James Vawter, to colect in 1816. [sic]
A list of taxable property not listed for the year 1816 which is listed by me, James Vawter and Collected”:
Hector Peoples purchased land in Jennings co IN at the Jeffersonville IN land office 23 Nov 1817 (80a E 1/2 SW section 20 T5N R8E). In Indiana, The State Archives has the surveyors’ field notes, plat books, tract books, registers of receipts, Registers and Receivers journals, and other records from the Jeffersonville land office.I would like to hear from someone with access to those records.
1820 census of Jennings county, Indiana; the Peoples household includes:
a male age 16-26, a male age 26-45; a female to age 10, and a female age 26-45.
The two households next to Hector Peoples were those of John Hopkins, and his widowed sister-in-law Rebecca Hopkins.
Thomas Hopkins (brother of John Hopkins m Zilphia Lett) married Rebecca Lett 22 Oct 1823 Jennings county, IN.
John Hopkins married Zilphia Lett in 24 Oct, 1814 (Pendleton co KY).
1 Nov 1814 witnesses to parents consent: Isham Lett, Patsy Lett, Balaam Lett, Daniel Lett sr—(all believed to be siblings)
CENSUS YEAR: 1820 STATE: IN COUNTY: Jennings MICROFILM#: M33-14 ENUMERATOR: William A. Bullock ENUMERATION-DAY: August 7, 1820 page 80
1 Burkes, William
2 Hopkins, John 2 males to 10; 1 male 25-46; 1 female to 10; 1 female 25-46; (1 in agriculture)
3 Hopkins, Rebecca 1 male 16-26; 1 male 26-45; 1 female to 10; 1 female 26-45; (2 in agriculture)
4 Peoples, Hector 1 male 16-26; 1 male 26-45; 1 female to 10; 1 female 26-45; (2 in agriculture)
5 Hopkins, Samuel 1 male to 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 26-45; 2 females to 10; 1 female 10-16; 1 female 26-45; (1 in agriculture)
1830 census Jennings county, IN;
p138 -John Peoples
1 male age 30-40; 1 female age 30-40
p140 -Patsy Peoples
1 male under 5, don't have female side of page
next door to Eunice Knowlton
I would like to have a complete record for this page.
Hector Peoples estate settlement was begun 13 Aug 1838 in Jennings co, IN and completed 11 Feb 1839. (Probate order book C).
Hector People's estate records include a document that names his wife as Patsy, a minor infant son as John Francis Peoples, and John Hopkins as the guardian of John Francis Peoples. Also mentioned is Greenville Winscott (aka Green, Granville; Wainscott, Winscot) as "an heir by marriage"
Buyers at the estate sale included Balaam Lett, Demarcus Lett, Fielding Lett, John Lett, Newton Lett, Warden Lett, Whitfield Lett, John Hopkins, Samuel Malcolm, John Cox sr, & John Hopkins.
Jennings county Indiana 1830 census
Isham Lett page 136
Balaam Lett p138
Daniel Lett p139
Freeman Thomas 1 Male 30-40; 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40
~Greenville Winscot married Elizabeth Peoples 7 October 1835, Jennings county, IN
~Martha PEOPLES married John Cox on 24 Sept 1834 Jennings county, IN
~Isham Lett married Elizabeth Wells, Harrison county, KY 24 Jan, 1811
~Balaam Lett married Sarah Osborn, 28 Sept 1819 Owen co KY;
Bond JohnMcGibney. Letter of consent from John Osborn, father of bride.
~Freeman Thomas married Mahala Lett 1 Oct, 1818, Jennings county, IN
~Daniel Lett married Mariah Osborn in 1816 in KY;
second married Mary "Polly" Wainscott 12 Feb 1824 Owenco KY [bk 1 A]. Bond John C Winscott. Letter of consent from Katherine Winscott, mother of bride, and from Richard Winscott guardian. Test: John McGibney and John CWinscott. Marriage preformed by William Cobb JP
1835 estate of Mary Renfrow of Jennings county Indiana; nephews John & David Hopkins; will signed 18 Jun 1835; Probate book C p 48-14: Letters of administration to John Hopkins & Allen Hill. Executors file inventory including notes on John Hopkins, Reuben S Cobb, Samuel Hopkins, Balaam Lett and David Hopkins.
Coffee Creek Baptist Church Minutes1828 - 1832 Jennings County, Indiana:
The following three people were among the constitutional members of the Baptist Church of Jesus Christ on Coffee Creek first Saturday in May, 1822; all three left in 1836 to form a new "Campbellite" Christian church:
Patsy Peoples withdrew in March 1836.
John Hopkins excluded Feb 1836
Zilpha Hopkins withdrew March 1836
Some related names of Coffee Creek Baptist Church members:
Balaam Lett Rec. by letter September 182 Dis by letter March 1840
Sally Lett Rec by letter Sept 1824 Dis by letter March 1840
Isham Lett excluded August 1st Saturday 1834
Eliza Lett departed this life Jan 14th 1836
Daniel Lett received by letter January 1828
Additional information and speculation