Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kentucky: Jefferson County

Jefferson Co., Kentucky was formed 1780 from Kentucky Co., Virginia

1776 May John Simpson and John Muldraugh gave a deposition in 1797 that they had marked trees to establish the claim of Thomas Simpson on Ashes Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1779 In a deposition in 1798 Thomas Simpson testified that in 1779 he was exploring in Kentucky. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1780 May 23 John Simpson entered 1000 acres on Rolling Fork (Survey Book A p. 86)

1780 May 20 Thomas Simpson entered 500 acres on Simpsons Creek (Survey Book A p. 79)

1785 May 23 Jno. K. Simpson witnessed the appointment of Daniel Brodhead of Louisville to act as attorney for Richard Brashear. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 365.)

1784 May 4 Simpson vs. Myers & Co. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 169.)

1785 October 5 Simpson vs. Myers & Co. in Chancery. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 189.)

1785 November 2 Askins vs. Simpson. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 204.)

1785 December 7 Simpson vs. Trustees Louisville, dismissed. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 211.)

1797 May 15 Patrick Simpson of Knox County, territory of the U.S. NW of the Ohio, appointed George Washington Johnston his attorney to assign all Simpson’s rights to two tracts of land in Kentucky to Mary Kellar. Witnesses Robert Baird, Robert Johnston. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 416.)

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