1796 Mar 1 Henry Parker & Joanna his wife of Mason Co & William McSherley of Mason Co KY Tr: sale of two lots in Williamsburg #2 & #3 containing 1 acre for 14 pounds
1797 Feb 27 Tavern or Ordinary Licenses Mason Co KY William McSherleySecurity: William Clark *1797 Tax List Mason Co KY Robert &George Davison are still there: William McShurley has a tavern nearby
*1802 Mason Co KY Robert is there with his 112 acres, Robert Jr, James & John are gone - William McShurley with no wife sold lot #11 in Williamsburg to John Pelham
1804 Aug 4 Wm M. McShurley of Mason Co KY and John Pelham of Mason Co KY Tr: sale of lot #11 in Williamsburg Mason Co KY
1804 Pgs 115-116 Mason Co Ky Court Order Books James MARSH is appointed overseer of the road from William BROOK's landing to Waugh's ferry and to have the following hands towit: Charles KNEGHT, Philip R. RICE, Robert ENGLISH, Epharium THOMAS, Bernard GRIMES, ?? ALCORN, James M. PIKE, Joseph KNOX, William DAVIDSON, Robert DAVIDSON, William McSHURLEY and Charles PELHAM to work under him.
1804 Dec 12Deed Book A-CPgs: 264, 265, 266between James DAVIDSON & Catharine his wife of Clermont Co OH to William McSHURLEY of Mason Co KY tract of land situate lying and being in the County of Mason and on the waters of Bull Creek, CONTAINING: (81) eighty one acres three Roods and (seventy or twenty hard to read) poles.Bounded as follows towit: Beginning at two ash and one sugar tree - corner to ROBERT DAVIDSON then with DAVIDSON's line N47 - E 100 poles to two large red oaks & hickory to another corner of ROBERT DAVIDSON's, thence 4 degrees W 100 poles to two sugar trees and ash, thence etc another paper pertaining to this deed is dated 12 Sep 1804
1807 Tax List Mason Co Ky George Davison appears for the first time, thus of age 21 and born before 1786 and married, the Pangburns are still there with land in the same area and now Elizabeth McShurley now has the 80 acres to Wm McShurely
1808 Pg 161Mason Co Ky Court Order Book Ordered that the sheriff of the county take the estate of William McSHURLEY deceased in to his hands and administer on the same according to law, and it is ordered that Thomas GASH, Samuel PANGBURN, John DYE (later in Pleasant Twp, Brown Co OH) and James McKAY or any three of them being first sworn are appointed to appraise the personal estate and slaves if any of said deceased and make a report to the next court.
1808 Apr 8 Court Pg 189 Mason Co KY Court Order Book Inventory and appraisement of the estate of William McSHERLY deceased was returned in court, and ordered to be recorded.
1808 Jun 27 William McShurley's inventory taken by: Samuel PANGBURN
1808 Pg 193 Mason Co KY Court Order Book Ordered that Polly McSHERELY infant orphan of William McSHURLY deceased be bound to Peter CATTELL until she arrived at the age of (18) eighteen years to be taught the trade and mystery of a housewife.Indenture binding Polly McSHURLEY to Peter CATTELL was acknowledged in court by the parties here to and ordered to be recorded. NOTE: notice (3)spelling variations of McShurley in this record
1809 Court Pg 339 Mason Co Ky court Order Book Ordered that Benjamin GAYLER, Alexandeer KILEARHALL and Devall PAYNE or any two of them be appointed to examine the estate and settle the accounts of the deputy sheriff James WARD as administrator of the estate of William MCSHERELY deceased and make return to the next court.
1810 Tax List Mason Co KY Wm McShurely is now called deceased and Wm Davidson has married his daughter Mary/Polly
1810 Feb Court Pg 366 Mason Co KY Court Order Book Account current of the estate of William McSherely deceased was returned in court and ordered to be recorded.
1810 Aug 4 "Mortgage" Dr Richard Allison has as collateral Robert Davidson's 112 acres & Robert Davidson's slave Charles, which he only has a life estate on.$600 to be pd to Dr Allison in 4mos by Robert Davidson & Wm McShurely then land & slave will revert back to Robert Davidson NOTE: William McShurley is deceased Life Estate or Dower Slaves - A required record for County Clerks, "Lists of Dower Slaves" Any owner holding a life estate in slaves was required to submit an annual list to the county clerk "of the names, sex, and ages of such slaves."Have not been able to locate any of these records
1828 Oct 18 John McShurley, William McShurley Jr, Miles Conway & wife Catherine (McShurley), William Davidson & wife Mary (McShurley), sell 57-1/2 acres to John Green for $200. This is a part of the tract sold by James Davidson and wife Catherine (of Clermont Co OH) to William McShurley & corner to ROBERT DAVIDSON. These kids are settling the estate of their father William McShurley Sr.What happened to the other 23-1/2 acres? Why has it taken 20 some years to settle Wm McShurley's estate??