Ruby, first born child of Rebecca and John Dietrich Stonebraker (R10223PA)
Ruby Stonebraker, b. abt 1803, Butler Co., OH, d. aft 1850, Jefferson Co., KY
sp. John Dodd, b. abt 1798, m. 5 Apr 1820, Nelson Co., KY, d. 1829, Bullitt Co., KY
Their children were:
1. Edward Dodd, b. abt 1821, Nelson Co., KY
sp. Mary Murphy, b. abt 1824, m. 4 Aug 1842, Boyle Co., KY
2. Sarah Ann Dodd, b. abt 1824, Spencer Co., KY
sp. John F. Evans, b. abt1821, m. 16 Jul 1842, Floyd Co., IN
3. John Dodd, b. abt 1826, Spencer Co., KY
4. Elizabeth Dodd, b. abt 1827, Bullitt Co., KY
5. Margaret Dodd, b. abt 1830, Bullitt Co., KY
Ruby Stonebraker Dodd was widowed in 1829.An inventory of the assets of John Dodd,
deceased, totaling seven dollars and 50 cents ($7.50) was presented to the Probate Court on 20 Apr 1829 by John Stonebraker, the Administrator of the Estate.In the census of 1830, Bullitt Co. KY, four children are living with Ruby Dodd and one, probably Elizabeth who was in her “terrible threes” (0-5), was living next door with Grandma.On 24 Jun 1832, Ruby Dodd entered into an indenture for the purchase of 104-1/2 acres of land in Lincoln Co., MO from her brother John Stonebraker Jr., for the sum of $275 dollars in hand.The indenture was witnessed by Joseph A. Brooks, a Bullitt Co., KY lawyer, and Lavina Stonebraker.When Ruby received a deed to the property in 1835, she immediately sold a portion of the land to her lawyer Joseph A. Brooks.Other portions of the land were sold by her younger brothers, who were then living in Lincoln Co., MO., as each in turn reached the age of maturity.In the 1840 and 1850 censuses, Ruby Dodd was living in Louisville, W 7, KY.
The questions are: Where did Ruby get the $275 for the land purchase? Did Ruby and her
Lawyer ever go to Lincoln Co., MO?Was Lavina, the female aged (10-15) in John Sr.’s
house in 1830 Bullitt Co., KY?Was the transaction made through the mail on the behalf of her parents?Was Ruby acting as an estate administrator for John Sr., deceased?