I put together this time-line for Killian Creek's migration. If you would like copies of the legal documents for proof, just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Lance and I have a hypothesis that Killian had to travelto utilize his trade as a mason. Joe thinks that Killian went to Pittsylvania County, VA, at the behest of Harmon Cook, one of the large land owners. "Harmon Cook went to Pennsylvania to solicit German tradesmen." We believe that when Killian was building a large project that he mortgaged his property to raise capital for this project, then when he sold the property, he reclaimed his mortgages. He also may have been selling excess personal property because he was moving to a new location.
If you have seen Killian Creek's Mill in Glasgow, KY, you can immediately recognize that he was a skilled craftsman. Joe and I believe he must have constructed many buildings & mills ....because the Gibson County Courthouse in IN was a large project...surely the trustees of Gibson County would not award a contract to Killian solely on the fact that he built a mill in Barren County.Killian must have had other works and recommendations (including the bank barn in Barren County.)
Killian Creek Timeline
Lancaster County, PA Feb 1776 to May 1776 Margaret Weitzel Creek’s father died in Lancaster County, PA
Pittsylvania County, VA
Feb 1779 Killian Creek buys 288 acres from Hugh Reynolds
Apr 1783 Killian Creek sells 105 acres to Hugh Reynolds
pr 1783 Killian Creek sells 172 acres to Samuel Duncan
Jul 1783 Kilion Creek buy various goods (man’s saddle, hoggs, bull, sheep) from the estate sale of Simeon Justice.
Feb 1785 Killian Creek mortgages his land, wagon, horses, and cattle to Harmon Cook.(Appears to be collateral on a loan.)
Jul 1786 Killian Creek planitiff against James Dalton
May 1787 Killian Creek plantiff against Harmon Cook
Mar 1788 Killian Creek plantiff against John Rusk
1790 Census Killian Creek enumerated in Pittsylvania County, VA with 10 white inhabitants.
Bourbon County, VA
1790 Killian Creek appointed Lieutenant (assume in the Militia)
Aug 1790 Killian Creek in a defendant in a suit.
Fayette County, KY-VA
1795 Killian Creek appears on the tax list.
Warren County, KY
Mar 1798 Killian Creek makes application for mill seat.
May 1798 Killian Creek receives approval for mill.
Nov 1798 Killian Creek receives payment from the county for keeping James Dickerson.
Barren County, KY
Aug 1799 Killian Creek’s property mentioned in road repair.
Oct 1799 Killian Creek sold his Mill in Glasgow to Simeon Buford
Nov 1799 Killian Creek obtained letters of administration for estate of Andrew Sandusky.
Jan 1800 James Frazier and George Lane/Lance sureties on Andrew Sandusky estate want to be released for fear of suffering damages. This goes on until Mar 1801 when accounts are settled on the Sandusky estate.
May 1801 Deed....land being sold had belonged to Killian Creek who obtained a Certificate Number 2144 for 100 acres. Do not know the date of the original certificate.
Warren County, KY
20 Sep 1801 Kiln Creek enters 200 arces of land.
20 May 1816 Killian Kreek of Gibson County, IN, sells land to Harden Camp.Land was entered by Kreek in 1814.