Darn, upon finding the originals...Richard Ailles, was actually Richard Keller.The Samuel Ailles of 1807 (ooo, I got the shivers) was actually Samuel Hillis.So wonderful to find the originals.Benjamin Aills, deceased, estate was presented at the Oct 1837 Circuit Court by Jane Aills, administrator.Will post his stuff when we return home AFTER July 15, but maybe not as early as the 16th.
They have NO packets.
No marriage records for Richard, Benjamin, Geo W.The apparent reason that some say Sarah North never actually m Walker Aills was that there was no "return" on the bond, saying that so & so actually performed the ceremony.There were MANY "no returns", the clerk said it does not mean the marriage did not take place.All records recorded in books A, B, and C are ONLY microfilm.Those books no longer exist.
Will have to rewrite the marriage list posted on the Aills-L list.There are many typos and/or errors.Have checked from Thomas Aills and Ann Dyal in 1830 to James W to Margaret W Smith in 1884.Did not spend time & energy copying the later records.
Have NOT found any of the lawsuit records. Dr Talley has them ALL, originals have supposedly been moved to Frankfort in the ARCHIVES, not the Library.Will try there next week.Yes, we met for lunch, a delightful man.BUT one who corrected himself, it was Benjamin who built the Courthouse - with neither stove not fireplace!
Have found a FULL cemetery, the Aills Cemetery, but one with practically NO stones.Maybe we need another trip when it has rained.I could not get my prod to prod!All the ground was like stones.Two of Zacheus W Heath's babies did have stones--all alone in the center of a wide swath of ground. The caretaker stopped by and said the cemetery was all filled up, so there ARE more graves there.The "Old Cemetery" on the 1877 Vanceburg map that is on the internet, was moved in 1878, and according to Dr William Talley there were no Aills in that cemetery.