FAYETTE COUNTY KENTUCKY MARTINS
FAYETTE COUNTY 1790 CENSUS
Benjamin Martin 12/5/1789 thru 2/26/1790
David Martin 1/11/1790
Harry Martin 1/11/1790
Henry Martin 2/26/1790
William Martin Jr.8/5/1789
William Martin8/5/1789 – 2/26/1790
FAYETTE COUNTY 1800 CENSUS
FAYETTE COUNTY DEEDS
Index (these deeds are very hard to read with most of the writing gone)
Abner Martin deed to David WatsonVol. 1 Pg. 200
Thomas Martin deed from HancockVol. 2Pg. 57
Hannah MartinVol. 2 Pg. 325
Samuel Martin deed to James Alexander & William GreenVol. 3Pg. 90
John MartinVol. 3 Pg. 338
James Martin to James YoungVol. 5 Pg. 160
John Martin deed from M. WalkerVol. 5 Pg. 308
John Martin power of Attorney to William MartinVol. 7 Pg. 215
Abner Martin deed from William CounerVol. 8 Pg. 212
Vol. 1 Pg. 200
Indenture made the 21st day of November 1795 Between Abner Martin & Nancy his wife of Fayette and State of Kentucky and David Watson Sr. 80 lbs for ?25 acres.Signed Abner Martin, Nancy Martin
Vol. 2 Pg. 57
1795 Between John Hancock & Nancy his wife of Fayette & Thomas Martin of the County of Scott & State of Kentucky 160 lbs for 100 acres lying on Gain Run, William Christians Military survey.Signed John Hancock, Nancy (X) Hancock
Vol. 2 Pg. 325
This indenture made the 25th day of March Between Levi Todd Clerk of the County of Fayette, Eleanor Mann of the same County pursuant of assembly entitled an act concerning the order of the court of said County in December.Witnesseth that Hannah Martin infant orphan of Martin deceased is bound apprentice to the said Eleanor Mann until the 9th day of December the time when the said Hannah will be eight years of age.The said Eleanor engages to teach sewing, Knitting & spinning and also…. Suit of clothes in… and pay her 3 lbs 10 shillings during her apprenticeship to observe a becoming… and behavior towards the said apprentice.In witness whereof the said parties hereunto set their hands & seals the day and year above mentioned.Executed in presence of us Andrew Todd.Signed Eleanor (X) Mann, Levi Todd County Clerk
Fayette County May Court 1795.
Vol. 3 Pg. 1
24th October 1701 Between Thomas Madison & Susanna his wife of the County of Botetonst & State of Virginia and John Martin of the County of Fayette in the State aforesaid.700 lbs on the waters of Boones Creek being part of the two tracts of land purchased by the said Madison.Signed Thomas Madison.Witnesses:Benjamin Madison, Richard Terrell, Gabriel Madison, Jonathan Taylor, Mariah Madison, Alexander Brukens.
Vol. 3 Pg. 90
1792 Between Samuel Martin & Mary his wife of the County of Woodford of one part & James Alexander of the County of Fayette & William Green of the County of Woodford 100 lbs. for 957 acres.Signed Samuel Martin, Mary Martin.No Witnesses
Vol. 3 Pg. 338
100 lbs land paid by the said Joseph Frazier at or be… delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is…. 400 acres adjoining Collon’s Couttre.Signed John Martin.Witnesses:William Frazier, Samuel Ayres, Samuel Blair, Henry Marshall, John Maxwell
March Court 1789
Vol. 5 Pg. 160
James Martin & Judith his wife sold to James Young 9 acres of land.1791
Vol. 5 Pg. 308
Matthew Walker & Ann his Wife sold to John Martin 15 pounds current money of Virginia, a tract of land being in the town of Lexington on Mulberry Street.April 12th 1788 Court of the County of Fayette
Vol. 7 Pg. 215
Know all men by these presents that I John Martin of the County of Albemarle & State of Virginia for divers good causes and conditions do constitute my son William Martin… my said attorney my sole & full power and authority… and receive all lands located for me in the state of Kentucky… act and finish for me all & singular things or thing which may be necessary touching all my lands which doth lay in the State of Kentucky as fully thoroughly & entirely as if I the said John Martin in person might or could do in or about the same ratify… and confirming whatsoever my said Attorney shall do or use to be done in the premises by me granted in witness whereof I have put my hand & seal the 10th of Sept 1793.
Wit:William GravesJohn Martin
Vol. 8 Pg. 212
13 October 1795 Between William Coner & Patty his wife to Abner Martin for 125 acres (money?)No Witnesses.SignedWilliam (his mark) Coner.
BOOK:Fayette County Kentucky Records Volume 1 by Michael L. Cook, and Bettie A. Cummings Cook
Page 64 (pg. 131)
Verdict for complainant and court appointed William Shreve, Hugh Chrisman, Minor Young and James Martin to lay off 102 acres of land, which was done on September 3, 1804.
Page 177(pg. 620)
Deposition of William Hayes.In May 1780, I being at Wilson’s station and happened to fall in company with John Floyd and James Hickman and happened to hear said Hickman ask Floyd if he would give him a platt for a certain piece of land which he said that Daniel Boone and said Floyd had surveyed for him.The said Floyd made answer and told him that he had made him out a platt for one survey but he would not make him a platt for the other.Hickman asked him why, he said that he had not paid him for surveying that and he should not do it, upon which it raised to a considerable dispute and Floyd swore that he would be damned if he ever would make him a platt for it.“Well, says Hickman, “will you give me the courses.”Floyd said “yes, but a platt I never will give you for that land,” so Floyd went into a house to where his papers were and I saw Floyd give said Hickman a minute of the survey as he said was it but did not set his name to it.So, sometime that summer Floyd came to Boone’s station where I lived and I heard him and Daniel Boone conversing about said land and Floyd said he had come to survey it or part of it for one Martin and Boofman.
Page 179 (pg. 624)
Deposition of John Preston.That he has now in his possession a letter dated the 27th of March 1783 and signed by John Floyd, and directed to Colonel William Preston, Montgomery – Pr – Capt. Breckinridge, and in a paragraph of which is the following words:I have been not long since informed that one Hickman, who I did some surveying for, has obtained a patent for a tract of land, which greatly injures me and several others, and I wish to have your advice in the matter.The story is this – In the year 1775, when I made choice of Woodstock, I had along with me Jonathan Martin, Robert Boggs, William Gillespie and Jacob Boofman, whom I wanted to settle near my place, but before I had chosen lands for them, Colonel Boone employed me to make two surveys for Hickman, which I did, but on finding that the survey I made for him near my own improvement run afoul of Thomas Barnes land which I surveyed the year before, I could not return the work.
Page 216 (pg. 69)
Deposition of Thomas Goodloe (taken November 3, 1805, before H. Harrison, Justice of the Peace in Fayette County):Have been acquainted with the pond on Captain Richard Taylor’s farm for seventeen years this fall.Never saw it flush with water in June as I have seen foot races and companies muster on ground where pond is.Became acquainted with the place where John Martin, Jr. lives, in 1793 or 1795.
There follows depositions of John Martin, who stated he knew this area since 1776; John Welch, who knew the area since 1784, and John McKinney, knowing the area since the same year; William Anderson and Joseph Christian, all as to description of lands and watercourses.
Page 235 (pg. 345)
Deposition of John Plankenstalver (taken at David McGee’s improvement in Clark County on August 1, 1805):About the first of June or July in the year 1778 I passed by this improvement, then called David McGee’s, in company with Captain David Gass, E. Drake, William May, John Martin and others to the number of eighteen men in all.We were pursuing Indians from Boonesborough, and we passed by this improvement and that night, I asked some of the company, whose improvement that was and they told me David McGee’s.
Page 251 (pg. 515)
Deposition of Ambrose Coffee (taken at head spring on Eagle Creek in Scott County on November 25, 1808):Deponent first became acquainted with Eagle creek in the year of 1776 from McClelland’s fort as in the course of that summer I hunted here several times.Did not become acquainted with the Big spring of Eagle creek ‘till the year of 1779.Bowman’s campaign started out and I being one of the party we nooned it, not far from this place.Big John Martin, being pilot descended over the ridge to this place, and retreated back to the army and reported tat this place was the head of Eagle creek and that we must incline to the right and after that I was here and it had become a place of notoriety to hunters that hunted from Bryant’s (station).
Page 279-280 (pg. 147)
Deposition of Benjamin Martin (taken in Fayette County on October 6, 1809, before W. Dudley, Justice of the Peace):Henry Camper, Sr. and myself purchased of Mr. John Bradford 250 acres of land in February 1785, being part of a tract of land on David’s fork, patented to Bradford as assignee of Samuel Bryant.When we purchased the land we let Bradford know that we intended settling on said lands and that he must make us a general warranty deed.Mr. Bradford agreed that he would at same time let us know we must take our 250 acres out of the 500 acres at lower part of the same tract.Late in October the same year Henry Camper and myself moved to this State and let Mr. Bradford know that we wished him to show us the land we were to have choice of.Accordingly, Mr. Bradford came forward and laid off 400 acres of land at lower part of the tract which he said was for Kelly, and then he proceeded to lay off the other 500 acres out of which we were to take ours.
Page 288 (pg. 220)
Deposition of Oswald Townson, taken in Madison County on May 23, 1808):He settled at Boonesborough in the fall of the year of 1775 and in the year 1776 he traveled the salt lick trace from Boonesborough passing through the Sycamore Forest, crossed Stoner creek at the Rocky Ford, went by Harrod’s Lick and by the Flat lick, and then crossed Hingston’s ford and back to Boonesborough in company with John Martin, Colonel James Henderson, Colonel Richard Calloway, Flanders Calloway and many others, as Harrod’s lick and Flat lick was on our main hunting ground.
Page 308 (pg. 580)
Depostion of Samuel Martin (taken at house of John Keiser in Lexington on July 29, 1814, before Oliver Keen, Justice of the Peace):Deponent well recollects that in the year of 1781 Joseph Lindsay lived in the Town of Lexington for he then acted in the capacity of contractor and this deponent served under him.He knew said Joseph Lindsay on the expedition commanded by General Clark in the year of 1780 to the waters of the Miami and this deponent understood him to reside in Kentucky.
Page 311 (pg. 141)
Deposition of Thomas Kennedy.Michael Stoner settled at his improvement called Stoner’s improvement sometime in April 1776.I went with him from Boonesborough to his improvement and found two boys there, as he had previously told me.There was a good deal of ground cut down.I think Stoner left the improvement about the 1st of June 1776.There was no leading hunter’s trace from any settled station to Stoner’s improvement, but there was a pretty large trace, which crossed Stoner’s fork, about half a mile above, and lead from Blue Licks up towards head of Green creek.Stoner’s improvement was not enclosed around by a Cane Break.Before the Spring of 1780, I saw James Galloway and Kirkpatrick making an improvement in 1776 where Captain James Kelly now lives, another improvement was made at a spring called Randall’s spring, where James Galloway settled on bank of Stoner, another improvement was made by Aquilla Parker on north bank of Stoner on a branch between Stoner’s improvement and mouth of Huston creek.I don’t know whether any body returned to Stoner’s improvement after the boys left, or not, as I left the country.I recollect seeing William Bush, Thomas Whitledge William Hays and John Martin, James Kenny, Joseph Kenny, David Williams, on Bryant, Robert Hamilton, David Hamilton, Mathew Merrolt, a Bradley, James Calloway, and Kirkpatrick, and a man named Forbes and a man named Boone there.Bradley conducted as small party, John Martin conducted a party there in which there was a man named Hays…all at Stoner’s improvement before 1780.
Page 313 (pg. 148)
Deposition of Michael Stoner.Amongst those he recollects was Captain William Bush, Nat Randall, David Williams, James Kenny and his brother Joseph Kenny, one of the Whitledges, John Martin, William Hays, Samuel Boone, two men named Hamilton, one of the Bryant’s, Forbes, Bradley, Galloway, Kirkpatrick, and others.The improvement became a general rendezvous for hunters and improvers.
Page 339 (pg. 268)
Deposition of Robert Hartnes.In 1794 or 1795 he saw a locust tree, corner, marked “i.m.” which now stands near fence of late John McChord on north side of farm; when he first saw corner, the tomahawk marks appeared of much later date than those made by Floyd in 1774.Understood that Colonel Daniel Boone had made a survey there from John Martin.
Page 353 (pg. 479)
Abstract of deed, February 10, 1806, Robert Tucker and Jane Tucker his wife, to John Porter, tract in Fayette County being remainder of tract granted to David Vance, next to McConnell’s line, Martin’s, and one other tract conveyed to John Vance by John Steele and William Steele in June 1804, corner to Nathaniel Ashby and Richard Gray, Francis Keen, Lewis E. Turner.
“Articles of Agreement this made by the inhabitants of the town of Lexington, in the County of Kentucky, are as follows, viz.:That we do agree to lay of the said town in lots of half acres each, and out lots of 5 acres each, at the joint expense of the inhabitants.And that the said lots, when laid off, to be numbered and that we draw for the same, allowing the settlers of last year the benefit of their field and to clear adjoining the said field for the enduing year.No man to be allowed to draw for a lot unless he is an inhabitant of the town 12 months or raise a crop of corn for the ensuing year.That each man entitled to half an acre lot by these articles to clear same by the first day of June.And, whereas there may be disputes concerning the lots drawn by settlers of last year, we do agree to throw up all right and title to the said lots and take an equal chance in drawing the new lots, to be laid off regularly as above mentioned.And, whereas it (may) not be convenient to lay off the 5 acre lots at this time, because of Indians, every new settler may be allowed the privilege of clearing on any part of the town land, till it may be safe to lay off the said 5 acre lots and confine every man to his lot; provided they do not interfere with the field already cleared, and the privilege allowed to the first settlers.And when the said 5 acre lots is laid off, each man shall take the lost most convenient to his half acre lot.These articles we oblige ourselves to abide by under the penalty of five hundred pounds current money of Virginia.Witness our hands this 25th day of January 1780.”Signed by the following:William Martin and Samuel Martin were one of the many that signed.
Book:Fayette County Kentucky Records Volume 2 by Michael L. Cook and Bettie A. Cummings Cook
Page 201 (pg. 294)
Whereas a dispute exists between John Martin and the heirs of Colonel Stephen Trigg respecting a settlement and preemption, Jams Bryan has authorized James Hughes, attorney at law in Lexington, to procure a settlement of the same, allowing him one half of whatever he may recover, and herewith appoints said Joseph Bryan as his true and lawful attorney in fact to make any conveyances, releases and acquittances which may be necessary to Martin, the heirs of Triggs, or James Hughes under his agreement with Hughes.August 7, 1800.William Todd, witness.Recorded Augurst 7, 1800.
Page 250 (pg. 575)
John Bryan appoints David Hampton of Clark County, Kentucky, as his true and lawful attorney in fact, to transact all his business whatsoever respecting a claim he has against the heirs of Stephen Trigg and John Martin, and to do all that Bryan might do if present.November 21, 1801.J. Hughes, witness. (no endorsement for recording.)
Page 363 (pg. 438)
Indenture, November 18, 1803, the heirs of Thomas Martin, dec’d, of Fayette, Scott and Shelby Counties, to James Martin of Fayette County, for 160 pounds, 100 acres on Cane Run in Fayette Count, part of William Christian’s military survey, beginning corner to Samuel Graves, thence northeast, to a spring which is equally divided between the said heirs and Graves, and bounded by William Dickey, and Masterson’s line.John Martin, Benjamin Martin, Alexander Martin, Thomas Martin and Samuel Martin signed as grantors.Alexander Martin, Benjamin Martin and Thomas Martin signed as witnesses.Recorded July 9, 1804.
Page 398 (pg. 152)
Indenture, January 3, 1805, John L. Martin of Fayette County, to Isaac St. Clair of Bedford County, Virginia, for 5 shillings, 500 acres purchased by Martin from the Register of the Land Office in a tax sale on September 3, 1803, the property of John Armstead and part of 900 acres.James Bliss, witness.Recorded January 3, 1805.
Page 401 (pg. 170)
Indenture, February 12, 1805, Walderman Mintelle and Charlotte Mintelle, his wife, of Fayette County, to Joseph Favertel of (blank), for $217, 217 39/100 acres in Adams County, Ohio, late Northwest Territory, being lot no. 71 of the land granted by the Congress of the United States to the French inhabitants of Galliopolis on March 3, 1795, in the plat of 24,000 acres so granted drawn by Absalom Martin, Surveyor of the whole lot.
Page 403-404 (pg. 193)
John L. Martin, for value received, releases the mortgage given by Samuel Throckmorton.February 28, 1805.Joseph Hawkins, witness.Recorded February 28, 1805.
Pg. 459 (pg. 621)
Indenture, December 23, 1805, John L. Martin of Fayette County, to James Coleman, Jr., of Loudoun County, Virginia, for $50, a tract purchased by Martin at a sale of the Register of the Land Office on December 16, 1801, entered in the name of James Coleman, containing 1,000 acres, being in Franklin County on the north side of the Kentucky River below the Clay Lick.Said tract beginning on the back of the river where the big Buffalo road crosses from Drennons Lick to the Clay Lick, thence up the river, bounded by James Wason’s land and Nathaniel Randolph’s preemption, and John Briscoe’s line.This conveyance made without recourse.Peter J. Robert, J. Postlethwait, Thomas Hart, Jr., and J. Watkins, witnesses:Recorded January 31, 1806.
Book:Fayette County Kentucky Records Volume 3 by Michael L. Cook and Bettie A. Cummings Cook
Garnett Duncan, to Patsy W. Martin, with Sanderson Robert as surety.July 6, 1826.John L. Martin, father of bride, gave consent.
John B. Coleman, to Catharine Ellis, with Madison C. Johnson as surety.September 12, 1831.John L. Martin, guardian to bride, gave consent.
Book:Fayette County Kentucky Records Volume 5 by Michael L. Cook and Bettie A. Cummings Cook
Pg. 194-195 (pg. 202)
Will of Valentine Martin of Fayette County gives to beloved wife Lydia Martin all the estate, real and personal, of whatever nature and kind, during her natural life, and at her death what remains to be divided between children and grandchildren as follows, viz., William Martin, Joseph Martin, Sarah Martin now Sarah Russell, Elizabeth Martin now Elizabeth Jones, Warrick Martin, Nancy Martin now Nancy Harris, James Martin, Masse Martin now Masse Darnell heirs, Ruth Martin now Ruth Jones, the children of patience Martin no Patience Rutherford, William Martin’s heirs, William Martin first to account for 50 pounds Virginia currency advanced to him in testator’s lifetime, and it is wish of testator that Mariah Martin have one horse at value of $60 over and above an equal part with the others.And James Martin have the sum of 40 pounds Kentucky currency for money paid by him for the land which the testator now lives on, which two sums, to Mariah and to James, are to be paid before a division is made.The heirs of John Martin to account for $30.00, lent to John Martin in his lifetime, and then to share equal with the others of testator’s children.A division of the remaining part of the estate, after the support of testator’s wife, if any, to be divided as above, each child to have one equal share.Thus, the children of patience Rutherford and the children of John Martin to have each one share to be divided among them, as they come of lawful age, or marry.The children of Masse Darnell to have one share also when said children are of age or marry.Appoints trusty friends Lewis Bryan and James Headly as executors.June 6, 1814.Daniel Bryan, Daniel Bryan, Jr. and Elizabeth Bryan, witnesses.Probated May Court 1817.
Book:Fayette County Kentucky Wills and Estates 1788 – 1822 by Charles M. Franklin
Will Book B p. 390 Recorded May, 1812
Camper, Letitia Dated 4 March 1812
Son – John Camper
Son – William Camper
Son – Reuben Camper
Son – Henry Camper
Dau. – Nancy Martin
Dau. – Lettice Coons
Dau. – Alice Roach
Exec. – Reuben Camper and Henry Camper
Wit. – William R. Davenport, Nimrod Camper, Tilman Camper
Will Book A p. 30 Recorded March 1803
Dated 15 May, 1793
Wife – Milly Young
Son – Minor Young
Dau. – Judah Martin, wife of James Martin
Son – Richard Young
Son – John Young
Dau. – Lettice Young
Dau. – Patsy Young
Son – Douglas Young
Exec. – John Young (brother), Leonard Young (brother)
Wit. – Hezekiah Harrison, Polly S. Smith, W. Smith, Lawrence Young