Re: Clara Bruce Withers, Ky
Ronie, I was in Garrard County a while back and looked through various family files in the library in Lancaster. One thing that caught my eye was a family group chart in the Withers file, with a Bill and Kathy Vockery label, possibly the result of their research. Among the children of John Withers and wife Nancy is Clarinda Withers, married 22 Mar 1827, in Garrard County to John Rose (#1777). The number may be the marriage certificate number. The chart shows John Withers' death date as 1831 (Estate papers #462). Is it possible that this is the Clarenda Rose you saw referenced in the will you read?
The following are listed as Clarinda's siblings in the family group chart:
1. Enos Withers, m. 4 Aug 1828, in Garrard Co., to Mahala Ison. (#1890)
2. Caroline Withers, m. 17 Apr 1835, in Garrard Co., to Beauford Brown. (#2358)
3. Mariah Withers, m. 31 May 1826, in Garrard Co., to James Taylor. (#1717)
4. Emaliah Withers, m. 15 Mar 1830, in Garrard Co., to William Porter. (#2037)
5. Gideon Withers.
The will, which contains reference to a slave Sam, can be read online at
Additional comments welcome.