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Nathan Douglass[1]

Male 1771 - 1854  (83 years)

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  • Name Nathan Douglass 
    • George Douglass, in his will produced to court November 1820, named Nathan Douglass as one of six legatees
    George Douglass Will
    George Douglass Will
    Barren Co Will Book 2 Page 74
    Born 26 Mar 1771  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Tax List 1791  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls in Lincoln County, chargeable with tax; white male over 21; no blacks; no horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1791
      Lincoln County, Kentucky
      Names chargeable with the tax: Nathan Duglas
      Names of white maled and titheables above 21: Nathan Duglas
      Number of white males above 16 and under 21: -
      Blacks above 16: -
      Blacks between 12 and 16: -
      Horses, mares, colts, and mules: -
      Number of ____ horses: -
      Rates of covering: -
    Tax List 1792  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan listed on 1792 tax rolls for Lincoln County as person chargeable with tax; white male over 21; no blacks; 1 horse 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1792
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      October 10th
      WP District
      Persons names chargeable with the tax: Nathan Duglas
      Number of white males above 21: 1
      Number of white males above 16 and under 21: -
      Total blacks: -
      Blacks under 16: -
      Horses, mares, colts, and mules: 1
      Cattle: -
      Three categories of carriages: -
      Ordinary licenses: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Retail stores: -
      (can't read): -
      Acres of land: -
      Stud horses and rates of covering: -
    Individual Note 12 Mar 1793  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bondsman 
    • bondsman on marriage bond for James Crawford's marriage to Martha Knight in Lincoln County.
    Nathan Douglass
Bondsman
    Nathan Douglass Bondsman
    1793
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Individual Note Apr 1793  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witness 
    • Witness to George and Rebecca Douglass' consent for daughter Nancy's marriage to Abner Dooley; James Crawford the other witness
    Nancy Douglass Consent
    Nancy Douglass Consent
    April 1793
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1794  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan listed on the 1794 tax rolls for Lincoln County as person chargeable with tax; listed with 1 white male over 21; no blacks; 1 horse 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1794
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      May 2nd:
      Persons Names Chargeable with Tax: Nathan Douglass
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 16 and under 21: -
      Total Blacks: -
      Blacks under 16: -
      Horses, mares, colts, mules: 1
      Cattle: -
      Retail stores: -
      Land: number of acres and rate: -
      County wherein land lyes: -
      Stud horses: -
      Rates of covering: -
    Tax List 1797  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas on 1797 tax list for GCo; listed with 1 white male over 21; 1 black; no horses; no land recorded 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1797
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      No land recorded
      White male over 21: 1
      White males over 16: -
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total blacks: 1
      Horses: -
      Retail stores: -
      Can't read other two columns, but they are marked -
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax 1797
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax 1797
    Misc 1797  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Garrard County formed, taken from Lincoln, Mercer, and Madison counties 
    Individual Note 1797 
    Owner of 1 slave 
    Tax List 1798  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    no tax books for Garrard County for year 1798 
    Tax List 1799  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas on 1799 tax list for GCo; listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black; 3 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1799
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      White Males over 21: 1
      White Males over 16: -
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total Blacks: 1
      Horses and Mares: 3
      Ordinary License: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      ? Slaves: -
      Stud horses: -
      Rates of Covering: -
      Record taken April 5th
    Individual Note 1799 
    Owner of one slave 
    Tax List 1800  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas on 1800 tax list for GCo; listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black; 3 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1800
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      White Males over 21: 1
      White Males over 16: -
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total Blacks: 1
      Horses and Mares: 3
      Ordinary License: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      ? Slaves: -
      Stud horses: -
      Rates of Covering: -
      Record taken April 5th
    Residence 1800  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS: 1800
      1800 "Second Census" of Kentucky (taken from tax lists)
      Nathan Douglas, Garrard County
      *other Douglases in Garrard County: George Douglas and Samuel Douglas
    Individual Note 1800 
    Owner of one slave 
    Tax List 1801  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1801 - 1805
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan is not found on the surviving Garrard County tax rolls for the years 1801-1805
      We believe he went to Barren County, where his father and siblings had relocated, stayed there for a few years, and then moved back to Garrard County. A Nathaniel/Nathan Douglass is listed on the 1802 - 1805 tax rolls for Barren County, Kentucky.
    Tax List 1802  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas on 1802 tax rolls for Barren county; listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black; 4 horses; no land listed 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1802
      Barren County, Kentucky

      No land listed
      1 white male over the age of 21
      No black males over the age of 16
      1 total black
      4 horses
    Individual Note 1802 
    Owner of 1 slave 
    Tax List 1803  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass on 1803 tax rolls for Barren county; listed with 100 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek watercourse, e/s/p by Hugh Smith; 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black; 4 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1803
      Barren County, Kentucky

      100 acres 3rd rate land
      Beaver Creek watercourse
      Entered & surveyed in name of Hugh Smith
      1white male over the age of 21
      1 total black
      4 horses

      ** Nathan appears to be living in the same area as George Douglass and George's other children. George Douglass and son William also lived on the Beaver Creek watercourse in Barren County. William lived on land originally entered, surveyed, and patented by Hugh Smith. George's son John also lived on land patented by Hugh Smith, though that land was noted to be on the Marrowbone watercourse.
    Individual Note 1803 
    Owner of 1 slave 
    Tax List 1804  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass on 1804 tax rolls for Barren County; listed with 100 acres 3rd rate land, on Beaver Creek watercourse, e/s/ by Smith; 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black; 4 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1804
      Barren County, Kentucky

      100 acres 3rd rate land
      Beaver Creek
      Entered & surveyed in the name of Smith
      1 white over the age of 21
      1 total black
      4 horses
    Individual Note 1804 
    Owner of 1 slave 
    Tax List 1805  Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on 1805 tax rolls for Barren County; listed with 100 acres 3rd rate land on Beaver Creek watercourse, e/s/ by H. Smith; 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black; 5 horses. Last time on Barren Co rolls 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1805
      Barren County, Kentucky

      100 acres 3rd rate land
      Beaver Creek watercourse
      Entered & surveyed in the name of H. Smith
      1 white over the age of 21
      1 total black
      5 horses
    Individual Note 1805 
    Owner of 1 slave 
    Tax List 1806  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas reappears on GCo tax rolls in 1806; listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black under age of 16; 3 horses; no land listed 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1806
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      April 14th
      No land recorded
      White male over 21: 1
      White male over 16, under 21: -
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total blacks: 1
      Horses and mares: 3
      Stud horses: -
      Rates of covering: -
      Retail stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Town lots: -
      Wheel carriages: -
    Individual Note 1806 
    Owner of one slave 
    Tax List 1807  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass on 1807 tax list for GCo; listed with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Sugar Creek watercourse, e/s/p by James Downing; 1 white male over age of 21; 1 black; 5 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1807
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      April 11th
      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land in Garrard County
      Sugar Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered:
      Jas. Downing
      In whose name surveyed: Jas. Downing
      In whose name patented:
      Jas. Downing
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 16, under 21: -
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total blacks: 1
      Horses and mares: 5
      Stud horses: -
      Rates of covering: -
      Retail stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      ? wheels: -
    Property 1806–1807  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Acquired Land 
    • As shown on the tax records, sometime 1806-1807, Nathan acquired 60 acres of land in Garrard County, on Sugar Creek watercourse; no record of this transaction found in Garrard Co land records. Nathan is listed on both the 1806 and 1807 tax lists for Garrard County. In 1806, no land is listed for him; but in 1807, he is listed with 60 acres of land.
    Individual Note 1807 
    Owner of one slave 
    Individual Note 31 Dec 1807  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A Nathan and a Nathaniel Douglas listed on sale bill from sale of Feathergale Adams's estate  
    • A Nathan (and Nathaniel) Douglass is listed in the sale bill from the sale of Feathergale Adams' estate, 31 Dec 1807. Nathan's name is listed in among items bought by William Sampson. Nathaniel's name is listed among those from whom the estate had received money that was due on notes.
      Garrard County Will Book C, page 206.
      A William Douglass also listed among the buyers on the sale bill; he purchased a plow. Garrard County Kentucky Will Book C, page 206
    Tax List 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass on 1808 tax list for GCo; listed with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Sugar Creek watercourse, e/s/p by Wm. Miller; 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 total black, who was over the age of 16; 6 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1808
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      April 12th
      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land located in Garrard County
      Sugar Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered:
      Wm. Miller
      In whose name surveyed:
      Wm. Miller
      In whose name patented:
      Wm. Miller
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 16,
      under 21: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 1
      Horses and mares: 6
      Stud horses: -
      Rates of covering: -
      Retail stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Wheel carriages -
      ? wheels (can't read): -
    Individual Note 1808 
    Owner of one slave 
    Individual Note 15 Dec 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan bought Peggy, a negro woman, and her child Washington at sale of William Dunn's estate 
    William Dunn
Sale Bill
    William Dunn Sale Bill
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    1808
    Tax List 1809  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas on 1809 tax list for GCo; listed with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Sugar Creek watercourse; 1 white male over age of 21; 1 total black, who was over the age of 16; 6 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1809
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      April 3rd
      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land located in Garrard County
      Sugar Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 1
      Horses: 6
      Stud horses: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Retail stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Wheel carriages -
      ? of wheels: -
    Individual Note 1809 
    Owner of one slave 
    Tax List 1810  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas on 1810 tax rolls for GCo; listed with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GCo, on Sugar Creek watercourse; 1 white male over the age of 21; 4 blacks, 2 of whom over the age of 16; 6 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1810
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      May 6th
      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land located in Garrard County
      Sugar Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      Whites over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 2
      Total blacks: 4
      Horses: 6
      Stud horses: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Retail stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Wheel carriage: -
      No. of wheels: -
    Residence 1810  Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas listed on 1810 census as head of household with 1 male under the age of 10, 1 age 10-15, and 1 age 26-44; 2 females under the age of 10, 1 age 26-44; 4 slaves 
    • CENSUS: 1810
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Dugglass
      Males: 1 under the age of 10; 1 age 10 - 15; 1 age 26 - 44
      Females: 2 under the age of 10; 1 age 26 - 44
      4 slaves
    1810 U.S. Census
Garrard County, Kentucky
    1810 U.S. Census Garrard County, Kentucky
    Nathan Douglass
    Individual Note 1810 
    Owner of 4 slaves 
    Tax List 1811  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1811, GCo, with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GC on Sugar Creek watercourse; 1 white male above the age of 21; 4 blacks, 2 of whom above the age of 2; 6 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1811
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land located in Garrard County
      Sugar Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      Whites above 21: 1
      Blacks above 16: 2
      Total blacks: 4
      Horses: 6
      Stud horses: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Retail stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      No. Wheels: -
      July 13th
    Individual Note 1811 
    Owner of 4 slaves 
    Individual Note Dec 1811  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas listed as one of the legatees of William Dunn on settlement and distributions from the estate of William Dunn, Sr. 
    • WILLIAM DUNN ESTATE: Settlement 1811
      The Administrators' Settlement for William Dunn's estate, filed in Garrard County, December 1811, notes distribution to the widow Mary, and then equal distributions made to Augustine Dunn, John Dunn, Benjamin Dunn, Thomas Wilson, and Nathan Douglas, as legatees of William Dunn. William Dunn, Jr. Administrator.
    William Dunn Settlement
    William Dunn Settlement
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    1811
    Tax List 1812  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1812, GCo, with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Sugar Creek watercourse; 1 white male above the age of 21; 5 blacks, 2 of whom above age of 16; 6 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1812
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land located in Garrard County
      Sugar Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      Whites above 21: 1
      Blacks above 16: 2
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses: 6
      Stud horses: -
      Rate of Covering: -
      Retail Stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      No. Wheels: -
    Individual Note 1812 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1813  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1813, GCo., with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Boones Creek watercourse; 1 white male above the age of 21; 6 blacks, 2 of whom over the age of 16; 6 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1813
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land located in Garrard County
      Boones Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      Whites above 21: 1
      Blacks above 16: 2
      Total blacks: 6
      Horses and mares: 6
      Stud horses: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Retail stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      No. wheels: -
    Individual Note 1813 
    Owner of 6 slaves 
    Tax List 1814  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1814, GCo, with 60 acres 2nd rate land in GCo, on Sugar Creek watercourse; 1 white male over the age of 21; 6 blacks, 2 of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses; total value $2,050 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1814
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      2nd rate land: 60 acres
      Land located in Garrard County
      Sugar Creek watercourse
      In whose name entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 2
      Total blacks: 6
      Horses: 5
      Stud horses: -
      Rate of covering per season: -
      Whole sale and Retail Stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value of land per acre: 5
      Total value except stud horses, jack asses, and billard tables: 2050
    Individual Note 1814 
    Owner of 6 slaves 
    Tax List 1815  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1815, GCo, with no land; 1 white male over the age of 21; at least 2 blacks; 5 horses; total value $1,100 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1815
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      No land
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 2
      Total Blacks: can't read
      Horses, mares: 5
      Stud horses & Jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Wholesale ?: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value of land per acre: -
      Total Value except stud horses, jacks, and billiard tables: 1100
    Property 1814–1815  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    As shown by tax rolls (no land records found), sometime 1814-1815, Nathan disposed of his 60 acres on the Sugar Creek watercourse 
    Individual Note 1815 
    Owner of at least 2 slaves 
    Tax List 1816  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1816, GCo, with 78 3/4 2nd rate land in GC on Sugar C. watercourse; e/s/p Harrod; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over the age of 16; 3 horses; total value $2,087.50 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1816
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres 2nd rate land
      Garrard County
      Sugar C. water course
      In whose name entered: Harrod
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total Blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 3
      Studs and Jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Wholesale: -
      Tavern License: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Value of land per acre: $10
      Total Value except studs, jacks, and billiards: 2087.50
    Individual Note 1816 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1817  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1817, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres 1st rate land in GCo on Gilbert watercourse, e/s/p by Harrod; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses; total value $2,287 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1817
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres 1st rate land
      Garrard County
      Gilbert water coarse
      In whose name entered: Harrod
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total Blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 5
      Studs and Jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Wholesale: -
      Tavern License: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Value of land per acre: $10
      Total Value except studs, jacks, and billiards: 2287
    Individual Note 1817 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Property 4 Sep 1817  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    by indenture this date, Nathan purchased 78 3/4 acres of land  
    • Grantor: William Berry.
      Grantee: Nathan Douglass.
      Indenture dated 4 September 1817. Recorded 19 September 1817, at Garrard County Deed Book E page 470.
      78 3/4 acres. Names in land description: Harod preemption line; Yantz; Moberly; Harm Lapsley; Graham. (no water course given). Three witnesses - can't read two; the other is John L. Bridges

      (* Nathan sold this land in September of 1838)

      Transcribed:
      This Indenture made and entered into this 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seventeen Between William Berry of the county of Garrard and state of Kentucky of the one part and Nathan Douglass of the same county and state of the other part witnesseth that the said Berry for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred and four dollars and Seventy five cents to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he does hereby acknowledge hath bargained granted sold aliened and conveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and convey to the said Nathan Douglass his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Garrard and state of Kentucky and bounded as follows, to wit containing by survey seventy eight and three fourth acres. Beginning at a black ash tree standing in Harods preemption line corner to Yantz’s and Moberly and thence with Harrods line now Yants N 9 E 148 poles to a stake near a white oak now ? in said Yantzs field thence n 51 ½ E 75 ½ poles to a stake near a black ash corner to Harm Lapsley line thence with his line S 38, E 95 ½ poles to an elm and haw bush corner to Graham on Harms line thence S 50 ½ W 185 ½ poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appertenunces to him the said Nathan Douglass his heirs assigns Executors administrators forever. And I do hereby obligate and bind myself my heirs and assigns my administrators and executors forever by these presents firmly and severally to warrant and defend the title to said premises against the claim of myself my heirs and against the claim or claims of all and every other person. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be affixed this day and year just above written
      William Berry (his mark)(seal)

      Witness John L. Bridges A Ja? John A L?

      Garrard County Sct This Indenture of bargain and sale from William Berry to Nathan Douglass was acknowledged before me in my office on the 19th Sept 1817and the same is truly admitted to record Teste Benj A Letcher, clk

    • This land is south of Lancaster, off of Gilbert's Creek
    Tax List 1818  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1818, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres 1st rate land in GCo on Gilbert's Cr. watercourse; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses; total value $2,675 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1818
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ 1st rate land in Garrard County
      Gilbert's creek water course
      In whose name entered: either blank or "dittoed" Alexander from above
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 5
      Studs and Jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Whole sale: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard table: -
      Wheel carriage: -
      Value of land : 12
      Total value except studs and jacks: $2,675
    Individual Note 1818 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Medical 1819 
    According family stories, Drs. Nasar and Gill treated Nathan Douglass between 1819 and 1823. 
    • According to family stories, Drs. Nasar and Gill treated Nathan Douglass between 1819 and 1823.
    Tax List 1819  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1819, GCo, with 78 acres 1st rate land in GCo on Gilbert's Cr. watercourse; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses; total value $2,534 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1819
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 acres of 1st rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilbert's creek water course
      In whose name entered: left blank (or "dittoed" from prior page)
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 5
      Studs and Jacks: -
      Rates of covering: -
      Wholesale: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value land/acres: 13
      Total value except studs and jacks: $2,534
    Individual Note 1819 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Poll Record 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Book 
    • POLL BOOK: 1820
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass is listed in the poll book for Garrard County, 1820, with hash marks in the following columns:
      Logan
      Blackburn
      Robertson
      Macon or Mason
      Spelman
      McKee
    Tax List 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1820, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres 1st rate land in GCo on Gilberts Cr watercourse; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses; total value $2,648 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1820
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres 1st rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilbert's Creek water coarse
      In whose name entered: left blank or dittoed from Daniel above
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 5
      Studs and jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Whole sale store: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard table: -
      Wheel carriage: -
      Value of land/acre: 13
      Total value except studs, jacks: $2,648
    Residence 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass enumerated on census as head of household, with 2 males age 16-26, 1 over the age of 45; 2 females under the age of 10, 1 age 16-26, 1 age 26-45 in the home; 1 engaged in agriculture; 5 slaves: 2 males and 2 females under 14, 1 female 14-26 
    • CENSUS: 1820
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Duglas
      Males: 2 age 16 - 26; 1 over the age of 45
      Females: 2 under the age of 10; 1 age 16 - 26; 1 age 26 - 45
      1 engaged in agriculture
      5 slaves: 2 males under the age of 14; 2 females under the age of 14; 1 female age 14 - 26
    1820 U.S. Census
Garrard County, Kentucky
    1820 U.S. Census Garrard County, Kentucky
    Nathan Douglass
    Individual Note 1820 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Individual Note CA 1820 
    Portrait 
    Individual Note 27 Sep 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    surety on John Lewis's marriage bond, for John's marriage to Mary Douglass 
    Marriage Bond
    Marriage Bond
    John Lewis
    Tax List 1821  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax list for 1821, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres 1st rate land in GCo on Gilbert's Cr watercourse e/s/p by Craig; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over 16; 5 horses; total value $3,127 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1821
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres 1st rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilbert's creek water course
      In whose name entered: Craig
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total Blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 5
      Studs, jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Whole and R. stores: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value of land per acre: 15
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $3,127
    Tax List 1822  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1822, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres 1st rate land in GCo on Gilberts Cr watercourse, e/s/p by L. Craig; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over 16; 4 horses; 2 kids, school district 6; total value $3,110 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1822
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres 1st rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilberts creek water course
      In whose name entered: L. Craig
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 4
      Studs, jacks: -
      Rates of covering: -
      Whole and R. Stores: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Number of children: 2
      No. School district: 6
      Value of land per acre: 16
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $3,110
    Individual Note 1822 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1823  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1823, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres in GCo on Gilbert's Cr watercourse, e/s/p by Crain; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over 16; 4 horses 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1823
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Rolls very faded - not all readings acquired; no copies made
      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres land in Garrard County
      Gilbert's Creek water course
      In whose name entered: Craig
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 4
    Individual Note 1823 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1824  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1824, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres 2nd rate land in GCo, on Gilberts Cr watercourse, e/s/p by Craig; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over 16; 3 horses; total value $2,886 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1824
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilberts creek water course
      In whose name entered: Craig
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 3
      Studs, jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value of land per acre: 15
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $2,886
    Individual Note 1824 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Individual Note Apr 1824  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Road Surveyor 
    • court appointed Nathan Douglass surveyor of road from Boyer blacksmith's shop to McCarley's old tanyard, replacing John A. Lapsley, and directed ND and hands allotted to keep road in repair as law directs
    Tax List 1825  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1825, GCo, with 78 2/3 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Gilberts Cr watercourse, e/s/p by Craig; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom over 16; 6 horses; total value $4,672 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1825
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 2/3 acres 2nd rate land locatedin Garrard County
      Gilberts Creek water course
      In whose named entered: Craig
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patentend: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 6
      Studs, jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Whole sale and R stores: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value of land per acres: 20
      Total value except studs and jacks: $4,672
    Individual Note 1825 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1826  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1826, GCo, with 78 3/4 acres 2nd rate land in GCo, on Gilberts Cr watercourse, e/s/p by Craig; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 2 of whom over 16; 8 horses; total value $2,267 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1826
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      78 ¾ acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilbert's Creek water course
      In whose named entered: Craig
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patentend: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: 2
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 8
      Studs, jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Whole sale and R stores: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value of land per acres: ?
      Total value except studs and jacks: $2,267
    Individual Note 1826 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1827  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    N. Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1827, GCo, with 78 acres 1st rate land in GCo; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 3 of whom over the age of 16; 7 horses; total value $2,480 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1827
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      N. Douglass
      78 acres 1st rate land located in Garrard County
      Water course not listed
      In whose named entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 3
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses: 7
      Studs: -
      Rates of covering: -
      Stores: -
      T. licenses: -
      B. Tables: -
      Carriages: -
      Land per acre: 10
      Total Value: $2,480
    Individual Note 1827 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1828  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1828, GCo, with 79 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Gilberts Cr watercourse, e/s/p by Craig; 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 3 of whom over the age of 16; 7 horses; total value $2,442 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1828
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      79 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilbert's creek water course
      In whose named entered: Craig
      In whose name surveyed: same
      In whose name patented: same
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in town: -
      Blacks over 16: 3
      Total blacks: 5
      Horses, mares: 7
      Studs, Jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Wheel Carriages: -
      Value of land per acre: 5or 8
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $2,442
    Individual Note 1828 
    Owner of 5 slaves 
    Tax List 1829  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for 1829, GCo, with 79 acres 2nd rate land in GCo on Gilberts Cr. watercourse; 1 white male over the age of 21; 6 blacks, 2 of whom over the age of 16; 7 horses; total value $2,630 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1829
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      79 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilberts Creek water coarse
      In whose named entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in town: -
      Blacks over 16: 2
      Total blacks: 6
      Horses, mares: 7
      Studs, Jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Wheel Carriages: -
      Value of land per acre: 10
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $2,630
    Individual Note 1829 
    Owner of 6 slaves 
    Residence 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass enumerated on census as head of household, with 1 male age 50-60, 1 female age 15-20, and 1 female age 50-60 in the home 
    • CENSUS: 1830
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      Males: 1 age 50 - 60
      Females: 1 age 15 - 20; 1 age 50-60
    1830 U.S. Census
Garrard County, Kentucky
    1830 U.S. Census Garrard County, Kentucky
    Nathan Douglass
    Individual Note May 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Road Surveyor 
    • GCo court ordered that Absolom Quinn, William Quinn, A. Hiatt, Wm. Sadler, Larkin Re/amsey, and William P? be added to the precinct whereof ND was surveyor
    Property 4 Oct 1831  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased 65 acres of land from Christopher Hopwood  
    • On October 4, 1831, Nathan Douglass purchased 65 acres of land in Garrard County from Christopher Hopwood. On this same date, Mr. Hopwood executed a title bond, obligating himseld and his heirs to make a good title to land on or before October 4, 1833. Mr. Hopwood died without conveying title.

      On April 28, 1835, Fielding Lewis, administrator of Christopher Hopwood, acknowledged receipt of $85, from Nathan, in full discharge of note for said land.

      A survey of this land was made in April of 1835, and showed that this land was on the waters of Dicks River, adjacent to Harmans patent line, Bates corner, and running alongside the Crab Orchard Road; 65 1/2 acres in all.

      Nathan filed suit in Garrard County Circuit Court, in 1837, to compel the Hopwood heirs to make good title to the tract of land. The suit notes that Christopher Hopwood and his family had moved to Indiana.

      At the September term of court, 1839, the Court ordered the heirs to convey land by deed to Nathan Douglass.
    Tax List 1833  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Duglas listed on tax rolls for year with 78 acres 1st rate land located in Garrard County on G. creek water course; 1 white male over the age of 21; 8 blacks, 5 of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses; total value $2,980 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1830 - 1832
      Garrard County, Kentucky
      Did not get readings for 1830
      1831 and 1832: not available
    • TAX RECORDS: 1833
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Duglas
      78 acres 1st rate land located in Garrard County
      G. creek water course
      In whose named entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in town: -
      Blacks over 16: 5
      Total blacks: 8
      Slaves hired: -
      Horses, mares: 5
      Studs, Jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Wholesale and Retail Stores: -
      Tavern licenses: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Wheel Carriages: -
      Town lots: -
      Value of land per acre: 10
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $2,980
    Individual Note 1833 
    Owner of 8 slaves 
    Individual Note Aug 1833  Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Voted 
    • Nathan Douglass, resident of Lancaster Precinct, Garrard Co., cast vote for Robert Letcher in election between Letcher, a Whig, and Thomas Moore, a Jackson Republican, to represent the 5th District of Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives.

      To vote in this election, one had to be a free male, 21 years old, a resident of the state for 2 years, or of the county and town for 1 year, and actually reside in place voting.

      This election was contested, and the US House refused to sit either candidate, but instead ordered a new election. Letcher prevailed in that new election.
    R.P. Lechter
    R.P. Lechter
    Tax List 1834  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    no surviving tax rolls for the county 
    Poll Record 1835  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Voted 
    • Nathan Douglass is listed in the poll book for Garrard County, 1835, with hash marks in the following column: Harlon
      (other columns are Anderson and Macon or Mason)
    Tax List 1835  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan listed on tax rolls, with two listings 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1835
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      Listing #1
      78 acres 2nd rate land located in Garrard County
      Gilberts Creek water course
      In whose named entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 5
      Total blacks: 9
      Horses, mares: 7
      Studs, Jacks: -
      Rates of covering per season: -
      Cattle over 50: 50
      Retail stores: -
      Town lots -
      Value of land per acre: 10
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $4,980 (for both)

      Listing #2
      65 acres 3rd rate land located in Garrard County
      Water course not listed
      In whose named entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      Value of land per acre: 5
    Individual Note 1835 
    Owner of 9 slaves 
    Property 25 Apr 1835  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fielding Lewis, administrator of Christopher Hopwood, acknowledged receipt of $85, from Nathan, in full discharge of note for land purchased in 1831 
    Property 25 Apr 1835  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass purchased land from John W. Johnson by indenture this date; no acreage mentioned; paid $20; described as land on Dix River, west side of Crab Orchard Road and now in possession of Nathan Douglass and within the enclosure of Douglass' fence 
    • Grantor John W. Johnson.
      Grantee Nathan Douglass.
      Indenture dated 25 April 1835, recorded 25 April 1835, at Garrard County Deed Book L-399.
      No acreage mentioned; $20. Land on Dix River, west side of Crab Orchard Road and now in possession of Nathan Douglass and within the enclosure of Douglass' fence.

      John Johnson to Nathan Douglass
      Garrard County, Kentucky Deed Book L-399
      Transcribed:
      This Indenture made and entered into this 25th day of April 1835 between John W. Johnson of Lincoln County of the one part, and Nathan Douglas of the County of Garrard and both of the state of Kentucky of the other Witnesseth that I, John W. Johnson, for and in consideration of $20 dollars to me in hand paid the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge do bargain and sell to the said Douglas all that parcel of land situate and lying in Garrard county on the waters of Dicks river on the west side of the Crab Orchard road, and now in the possession of said Douglas and within the enclosure of said Douglas fence, to have and to hold the above described land to the said Douglas and his heirs forever and the said Johnson do by these presents warrant, and forever defend the above described land with its appurtenances, against the claim of himself and his heirs forever and against any person or persons claiming under him or his heirs. Given under my hand and seal this day and date above written
      John W. Johnson (seal)
      ?acey Johnson (seal)

      State of Kentucky
      Garrard County
      I certify that the foregoing deed of conveyance form John W. Johnson to Nathan Douglas was produced to me on the 25th day of April 1835 and acknowledged by the said John W. Johnson to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned, and ?acy his wife being by me examined privaly and apart from her husband declared that she did freely and willingly sing seal and deliver said writing and acknowledged the same again shown and explained to be her act and deed and wished not to retract it, and consented that the same might be recorded, and the same is truly admitted to record. JaHLetcher, ck
    Tax List 1836  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for year with 143 acres 2nd rate land, water course & e/s/p not listed, valued at 10 per acre; 1 white male over the age of 21; 9 blacks, 5 of whom over 16; 9 horses; value of cattle over 50, 25; can't read total value 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1836
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      143 acres 2nd rate land
      Water course not listed
      In whose named entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 5
      Total blacks: 9
      Horses, mares: 9
      Cattle over 50: 25
      Stores: -
      Town lots : -
      Value of land per acre: 10
      Value of Land: can't read
      Total Value except studs, jacks: can't read
    Individual Note 1836 
    Owner of 9 slaves 
    Legal Action 1837  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Action Against Hopwood Heirs 
    • Nathan filed suit against the Hopwood heirs, to compel them to make good title to the tract of land purchased from Christopher Hopwood in 1831; depos taken; heirs did not contest, and agreed that title should be executed and conveyed to Nathan
    • Circuit Court Chancery Suit; Garrard County
      Nathan Douglas v. C. Hopwood Heirs
      papers located in Box 34, Bundle 136, Suit 2867; Kentucky State Archives.
      Garrard Circuit Court Order Book (12 or 13), page 550. June 1840

      Papers show that on October 4, 1831, Christopher Hopwood sold Nathan Douglass 65 acres of land in Garrard County. This same date, C. Hopwood executes a title bond, obligating Hopwood/heirs to make a good title to land on or before October 4, 1833.
      C. Hopwood died without conveying title.
      On April 28, 1835, Fielding Lewis, administrator of Christopher Hopwood, acknowledged receipt of $85, in full discharge of note for said land.
      Survey of land, made April 23, 1835, shows this is the land adjacent to Harmans patent line, Bates corner, and running alongside the Crab Orchard Road; 65 1/2 acres in all.
      Nathan filed a bill in the Garrard Circuit Court, in 1837, requesting a court decree compelling C. Hopwood's heirs to make a title for the land.
      Depositions taken of S. Anderson (witness for Fielding Lewis' receipt) and RD Lusk (looks to be Nathan's attorney)
      Guardian ad litum for 5 of the Hopwood heirs (the ones under 21), filed an answer in September of 1839 - does not contest the action - agrees that title should be executed and conveyed to Nathan.
      Court decree, September term 1839; ordered the heirs of C. Hopwood to convey land by deed to Nathan Douglass.
      **Note - the heirs fail to make title; thereafter, in June of 1840, Alexander McKee, appointed as commissioner, Conveys land by deed to Nathan.
    Tax List 1837  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass not listed on tax rolls for year, and never again appears on tax rolls for Garrard County 
    Residence circa 1837  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan moved to Mercer, now Boyle County, and located on land just outside of the town of Perryville 
    Property 26 Sep 1838  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sold Land: by indenture this date, Nathan and Eleanor Douglass, of Mercer County, sold 80 acres of land on Gilbert's Creek to John Simpson  
    • Grantors Nathan and Eleanor Douglass, of Mercer County.
      Grantee. John Simpson, of Kentucky.
      80 acres Gilberts Creek. $1962.50.
      Indenture dated 26 September 1838

      (* this is the land that Nathan acquired from William Berry in September of 1817)

      Garrard County Kentucky Deed Book N-13
      Transcribed:
      This Indenture made and entered into this 26th day of September 1838 between Nathan Douglass and Eleanor his wife of Mercer County and state of Kentucky of the one part and John Simpson, of the same state, of the other part, Witnesseth, that for the consideration of $1962.50 in hand paid by the said Simpson, the receipt whereof is this day acknowledged, the said Douglas and wife, have this day bargained, sold and conveyed unto the said Simpson, one certain tract of land, lying in Garrard County, on the waters of Gilberts creek, containing Eighty acres, and bounded as follows, to wit, Beg. at an ash tree on Herods line thence N 9 E 149 poles to a stake corner to the Yantis tract, thence N 3(5)0 E 76 poles to a stake, near and west of a marke oak thence S 38 E 96 poles to an elm, thence S 3(5)0 ¼ W 186 poles to the Beginning, To have and to hold forever, and the said Douglass and wife, do by these presents, warrant and forever defend the title of the aforesaid land, with its appurtenances, unto the said Simpson and his heirs forever, from the claim of themselves the said Douglass and wife, and from the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever, In Witness whereof they have hereunto set their hand and seals this day as above written
      Nathan Douglass (seal)
      Elender Douglass (seal)
      Witness Saml M. Douglass Sophia Douglass
    Tax List 1839  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on rolls for year with 200 acres of land in MCo on Chaplin water course, valued at 3000; 1 white male over 21; 10 slaves, 5 of whom over the age of 16, all valued at 3200; 6 horses valued at 300; 15 cows; 3 mules; total value $6,730 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1839
      Mercer County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      200 acres of land in Mercer County on Chaplin water course
      Value of land: 3,000
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 5
      Total blacks: 10
      Value of blacks: 3,200
      Horses: 6
      Value of horses: 300
      Cattle: 15
      Value of cattle: 80
      Mules: 3
      Value of mules: 150
      Jennetts: -
      Value: -
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Cash bonds: -
      Total amount: $6,730
    Individual Note 1839 
    Owner of 10 slaves 
    Legal Action Sep 1839  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hopwood Action: Order to Convey 
    • at September term, Garrard County Court ordered Hopwood heirs to convey land by deed to Nathan Douglass; heirs failed to do so
    Tax List 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for MCo with 200 acres in MCo on Chaplin water course, valued at 3000; 1 white male over age of 21; 9 slaves (4 over age of 16) valued at 2700; 6 horses; 1 mule; 13 cows; total value $6,030 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1840
      Mercer County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      200 acres of land in Mercer County on the Chaplin water course, valued at $3,000
      White males over 21: 1
      Slaves over 16: 4
      Total slaves: 9
      Value of slaves: $2,700
      6 horses, valued at $270
      1 mule, valued at $10
      13 cows, valued at $50 over $50
      Total Value: $6,030
    Property 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land  
    • Grantor Samuel Ewing of Mercer County.
      Grantee Nathan Douglas of Mercer County.
      219 acres. $4380.

      *note, land adjoined/cornered land that Willis and Rebecca (Douglass) Walden bought in 1837.

      Transcribed:
      This Indenture made and entered into this thirty first day of October eighteen hundred and forty between Samuel Ewing and and Nathan Douglas both Mercer County & state of Kentucky ____ the said Saml Ewing for and in consideration of the sum of Four thousand three hundred & eighty Dollars to me in hand paid & secured to be paid have this day bargained & sold & by these presents do grant bargain sell alien & convey to the said Nathan Douglass a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the aforesaid County of Mercer on the waters of the Chaplin and bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a sugar tree corner to Richard Hope in Rochester line thence N5◦W 162 poles to a sugar tree corner to Walden thence W 42 poles to a stake thence N 35◦ W 108 poles to a hickory corner to same thence N44◦ W 57 poles to a black ash corner to G___ heirs thence S45◦ W 184 poles to black ash in a hollar in Hopes line thence with his line East 149 poles to a stone corner to Hope thence S 4◦ E 160 poles to a Buckeye corner to same thence N 87 ½ ◦ E 127 poles to the beginning containing Two hundred & nineteen acres with the appertuances thereunto belonging, & the said Saml Ewing for himself his heirs executors doth warrant and defend the said land premises with the appurtainances thereunto belonging from the claim or claims of himself his heirs and from the claim or claims of any other person persons to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Nathan Douglass & his heirs forever, In testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year first above written.
      Saml Ewing
      Witnesses PC Latimer IG Darville Samuel Durham

    Residence 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass enumerated on census as head of household, with 1 male age 60-70 and 1 female age 60-70 in home 
    • CENSUS: 1840
      Mercer County, Kentucky

      Nath Douglass
      Males: 1 age 60 - 70
      Females: 1 age 60 - 70
    1840 U.S. Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
Nathan Douglass
    1840 U.S. Census Mercer County, Kentucky Nathan Douglass
    Property Jun 1840  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hopwood Land Acquisition 
    • Hopwood heirs having failed to make title, Alexander McKee, court-appointed commissioner, conveyed land to Nathan by commissioner's deed
      Grantors: Heirs of Christopher Hopwood, by Alexander R. McKee, Commissioner
      Grantee: Nathan Douglass, now of Mercer Co, late of Garrard Co
      65 acres on Dicks River water course
      Names in land description: Harmond's patent line; Crab Orchard Rd; Bates corner

      Deed Book N - 441
    Tax List 1841  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax roll for MCo with 219 acres in MCo on Chaplin water course, valued at 3285; 1 white male over 21; 9 slaves (4 over the age of 16) valued at 2800; 7 horses; 1 mule; total value $6,370 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1841
      Mercer County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      219 acres of land in Mercer County
      Chaplin water course
      Value of land: $3,285
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      White males over 21: 1
      Slaves over 16: 4
      Total slaves: 9
      Value of slaves: $2,800
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 210
      Mules: 1
      Value of mules: 25
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: -
      Value under the equalization law: 50
      Total Value: $6,370
    Individual Note 1841 
    Owner of 9 slaves 
    Property 7 Apr 1841  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sold Hopwood Land 
    • Grantors Nathan and Eleanor Douglass, of Mercer County. Grantee John Anderson, of Garrard County.
      65 acres Dicks River. $800.
      Indenture dated 7 April 1841, recorded same date, Garrard County Deed Book O, page 2

      (this is the land he acquired in 1840 from Hopwoods)

      Nathan Douglass to John Anderson
      Garrard County Kentucky Deed Book O-2
      Transcribed:
      This Indenture made this 7th day of April 1841 between Nathan Douglass of the County of Mercer and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and John Anderson of the County of Garrard and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part witnesseth. That the said Nathan Douglass, for and in consideration of $800 Dollars in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold unto John Anderson aforesaid his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the County of Garrard, and on the waters of Dicks River and bounded as follows (viz) Beginning at a stake on Harmons Patent line and running S 38 W 43 poles to a Haw bush. Thence S 47 W 47 poles to a stake near to a White ash. Thence S 32 W 25 poles to a stake near the corner of a fence, thence S 54 ½ E 72 poles to an old stump in a corner of a fence, thence N 84 E 64 poles to the Crab Orchard road. Thence with the same with its meanders N 3 ½ W 66 poles N 23 W 76 poles to a corner of a fence thence S 73 W 9 poles Bates corner. Thence with a line S 38 W to the beginning containing Sixty five acres. To have and to hold the above described tract of land t him the said John Anderson and his heirs forever and the said Nathan Douglass for himself his heirs and assigns the aforesaid tract of land and appurtenances unto the said John Anderson, his heirs or assigns against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever doth sand will forever warrant and defend by these presents In witness whereof the said Nathan Douglass together with Elenor Douglass his wife who hereby relinquishes her right of Dower in and to the lands conveyed in this deed hath hereunto set their hands and seals this date first above written.
      Nathan Douglass (seal)
      Eleanor Douglass (seal)

      State of Kentucky Garrard County SCt I do hereby certify that this deed of conveyance from Nathan Douglass and wife to John Anderson was produced to me in my office on the 7th April 1841 and acknowledged by the said Nathan Douglass to be his act and deed and his wife Elenor being examined by me prively and apart from her said husband declared that she did of her own free will and choice sign, seal and deliver said writing and acknowledged the same again shown and explained that the same might be recorded which is truly done this 7th April 1841. Alex R. McKee Clerk Garrard County Court

    Tax List 1842  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan not listed on Mercer County rolls for year. Boyle County had formed. First rolls available for Boyle are for the year 1849 
    Tax List 1849  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls for BCo with 219 acres in BCo on Chaplin water course, valued at 2100; 1 white male over 21; 8 slaves (5 over the age of 16) valued at 2600; 8 horses, 1 buggy, total value $6,350 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1849
      Boyle County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      219 acres, Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 3100
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years of age: 5
      Total slaves: 8
      Value of slaves: 2600
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: can't read
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $40: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages or harouches: -
      Buggies: 1
      Pianos: -
      Gold spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years old: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Value under the equalization law: 370
      Total value: 6350
    Individual Note 1849 
    Owner of 8 slaves 
    Tax List 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass listed on tax rolls with 219 acres in Boyle Co on Chaplin water course, valued at 3100, 1 white male over 21, 9 slaves (5 over the age of 16) valued at 2700; 8 horses, 1 carriage; total value $6,4?? 
    • TAX RECORDS: 1850
      Boyle County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass
      219 acres, Boyle County
      Chaplin water coarse
      Value of Land: 3100
      Town Lots: -
      Value of Town Lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years of age: 5
      Total slaves: 9
      Value of slaves: 2700
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: 280
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages or harouches: 1
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 5 and 16 years old: -
      Free white persons that are blind: -
      Free white persons that are deaf and dumb: -
      Value under the equalization law: 370
      Total value: 64[50] (can't read last 2 numbers)
    Residence 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass, 79 years old, born in Virginia, enumerated on census as head of household in district 1 of Boyle County; he was a farmer, who owned real estate valued at 4400; 9 slaves 
    • CENSUS: 1850
      District 1, Boyle County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass, 79 years old, born in Virginia. Farmer. Value of real estate: 4400
      Eleneor Douglass, 74 years old, born in Maryland
    1850 U.S. Census
Boyle County, Kentucky
Nathan Douglass
    1850 U.S. Census Boyle County, Kentucky Nathan Douglass
    Occupation 1850  Farmer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Individual Note 1850 
    Owned 9 slaves 
    • CENSUS: 1850 Slave Schedule
      District 1, Boyle County, Kentucky

      Nathan Douglass: 9 slaves. Female, age 62; Male, age 38; Female, age 22 (mulatto); Female, age 20; Female, age 4; Female, age 3 (mulatto); Female, age 2; Female, age 1 (mulatto); Male, age 4 (mulatto)
    1850 U.S. Slave Schedule
Boyle County, Kentucky
    1850 U.S. Slave Schedule Boyle County, Kentucky
    for Nathan Douglass
    Slaves 1 Aug 1852  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    birth of mulatto slave "John William" Nathan listed as father or owner of the child 
    Will 10 Feb 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass Executed Will 
    • Nathan made will this date; named wife Eleanor, children Samuel M., Wm. D., Polly Lewis, and Rebecca Walden


      Will of Nathan Douglass

      In the name of God Amen - I, Nathan Douglass, of the County of Boyle, and State of Kentucky, being of sound and desposing mind and memory, but of feeble health, and calling to mind the uncertainty of life do make and constitute this my last will and testament utterly canceling and revoking all others

      1st It is my will and desire that I be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and that all my just debts be speedily and punctually paid.

      2nd I desire at my death that all my personal estate be sold, out of which I desire that my funeral expenses and just debts be paid and out of the remainder of the proceeds of said estate. I give unto the Foreign Missionary Society and the Home (or domestic) Missionary Society fifty dollars each, and the remainder of said Estate to be equally divided between my wife, my two sons, Wm. and Samuel and my daughter Polly Lewis (or her heirs).

      3rd I give unto my wife, Eleanor Douglass, the farm on which I now live with all the slaves that I now own during her natural life and at her death the whole to be sold and an equal distribution to be made between my four children, Samuel M. Douglass, Wm. D. Douglass, Polly Lewis (or her heirs) and Rebecca Walden (or her heirs)

      4th If there should be any children under three years of age at time of sale, I desire that they should be sold with their mothers - It is also my will that my son, Wm. D. Douglass, should have my farm at twenty dollars per acre if he shall so desire, if not, it is to be sold to the highest bidder and the proceeds divided between my children as before directed.

      5th It is my will and desire that in the final distribution of my estate that all my children be made equal except the advantage I give my son, Wm., in holding the farm at twenty dollars per acre which is given him as a compensation for any loss he may sustain by breaking up housekeeping in Indiana and moving to Kentucky to live with me and my wife during our lifetime, but if he should not move to Kentucky, then he is not to have the land at that price.

      6th In order to make each of my children equal they shall each account for the following amount to my estate which I have already given them and each of them viz. The heirs of Rebecca Walden one negro woman named Charlotte which I gave their mother in her lifetime worth $400 - four hundred dollars, also one negro girl worth four hundred dollars $400 - Samuel M. Douglass one negro girl, name Mariah - worth four hundred dollars $400 - and fifty dol. Also one lot of hogs worth fifty dollars. Wm. D. Douglass cash two hundred and forty-five dollars and the heirs of Polly Lewis - one horse beast worth fifty dollars.

      7th I hereby constitute and appoint Wilson Green Executor of this my last will and testament this tenth day of Feb one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four years. Whereunto I have set my hand and seal.

      Nathan Douglass (seal)

      Attest:
      J.H. Davenport
      Geo. B. Calvert
    Nathan Douglass Will
    Nathan Douglass Will
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Will Book 1 Page 152
    Died May 1854  [5, 6, 7
    • Nathan died in May of 1854. According to settlement records, Nathan was attended to by Dr. George B. Calvert, a leading physician in Perryville. According to historical accounts, Dr. Calvert wore a silk hat when making house calls. Dr. Calvert also served as a witness to Nathan's will.
    Will Jun 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Recorded 
    • Wilson Green, named executor, filed Nathan's will with Boyle Co court at June 1854 term of court; court issued subpeonas for J.H. Davenport and G.B. Calvert, the subscribing witnesses, to appear next term of court
    Nathan Douglass Will
    Nathan Douglass Will Presented
    Will 17 Jul 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Contest 
    • During the July 17, 1854 session of court, Wilson Green, S.M. Douglass, and the children and heirs of Polly Lewis, dec'd., presented Nathan's will to the Boyle County Court, and asked that the will be proved and established. W.D. Douglass, Rebecca Walden & her husband Willis appeared in Court and contested the will. By consent, the case was continued.
      **Note - this entry has to be in error. Rebecca Walden died in 1852.
    Nathan Douglass Will
Presented July 1854
    Nathan Douglass Will Presented July 1854
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Will 21 Aug 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Proven and Appraisers Appointed 
    • Wilson Green again presented Nathan's will to the Boyle County court, during the August 21, 1854 session of court. The will was proven by the oath of George B. Calvert, a subscribing witness to the will, who testified also that he saw J.H. Davenport, another subscribing witness, sign the will as a witness.

      The court ordered the will to be recorded. Wilson Green took oath. Bond by Wilson Green, with J.Boling and ? Goodnight as sureties.
    • On motion of Wilson Green, Richard Bolling, G.S. Caldwell, and J. Burton were appointed appraisers of the estate of Nathan Douglass, deceased.
    Nathan Douglass Appraisers
    Nathan Douglass 
Will August 1854
    Will 2 Sep 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Recorded 
    • State of Kentucky
      Boyle County

      I, Richard R. Bolling clerk of the Boyle county court, do hereby certify that this Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan Douglass was at the August term 1854 Boyle County Court produced in open court, and proven by the oath of G.B. Calvert a subscribing witness therto – to be the last will & testament of said Nathan Douglass – and said Geo. B Calvert further stated, on oath, that he saw J.H. Davenport, another subscribing witness thereto, sign his name as a witness to said will – and thereupon said will was ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly. Given under my hand this 2nd day of September 1854. R.R. Bolling
    Nathan Douglass Will
    Nathan Douglass Will
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Will Book 1 Page 152
    Individual Note Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Perryville & Union Meeting House Turnpike Road 
    • PERRYVILLE & UNION MEETING HOUSE TURNPIKE ROAD COMPANY
      According to settlement papers for Nathan's estate, Nathan owned two shared in the Perryville & Union Meeting House Turnpike Road Company. The estate sold these to G.S. Caldwell, for $20.

      For an excellent paper on the turnpike roads of Kentucky, and specifically of Boyle County, please see paper by Michael Denis.

      The exact date of incorporation of this particular company is not known. An act in 1854 allowed the company to erect a toll gate, and charge for a five mile road, provided the gate was more than one half mile from Perryville.

      The General Assembly revived and amended the charter in 1868, and appointed James Williams, James Brumfield, E.S. Montgomery, John Harmon, J.A. Burton, Josiah Williams, and G.S. Caldwell as the board of managers.

      The turnpike is believed to be a portion of present-day U.S. 68, south of Perryville.
    Probate 14 Sep 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inventory and Appraisment Made 
    • Transcribed as follows:
      "An inventory and appraisement of the goods and chattels of Nathan Douglass Deceased. Taken this 14th day of September 1854

      Whe?t fan Cutting Boxes … Plows $ 6.00
      Double ___, ____ blades, ___stone 3.00
      4 pair ____, ____, log chain stretchers 20.00
      Axes, hoes, wedges 2.50
      1 old Carriage and harness 10.00
      Cooking Utensils, wash tubs and buckets 4.00
      1 doz chairs ?.00
      8 old chairs 1.00
      1 Bedstead, furniture , Bureau, Table 20.00
      2 Flax __ cotton wheels 1 reel 4.00
      2 tables, 1 Bureau, 1 Sugar Chest 11.00
      1 Cupboard, Cupboard furniture 22.00
      1 Bedstead ___ Furniture 20.00
      1 Shovel and antirons .50
      1 Mantle Clock, 1 looking glass 4.00
      2 Candlesticks, 1 pair snuffers, 1 waiter 1.00
      2 Beds, bedstead and furniture 25.00
      1 Bed, 2 pillows, sheet and underbed 8.00
      8 Coverlets, 2 counterpaines, 9 quilts & blankets 50.00
      3 boxes & Candlestand 1.00
      1 Rifle Gun 3.00
      1 lot old irons chisels augers ___ 4.00
      10 Bsls old corn 40.00
      2 Stacks Wheat 40.00
      3 Stacks Oats 50.00
      1 Bay ___ 85.00
      1 Bay mare & mule 125.00
      1 Bay Filly deformed 5.00
      1 Bay Mare & colt 65.00
      1 Black Mare & colt 75.00
      1 Bay Colt 60.00
      6 steers at $15 each 90.00
      4 Yearlings 32.00
      2 Dry Cows 25.00
      1 old ___ cow & calf 10.00
      1 old whitefaced cow & calf 8.00
      1 old whiteback cow and calf 15.00
      1 Red heifer 8.00
      33 head sheep 32.00
      About 50 head of hogs 100.00
      1 field supposed to be 10 acres of Corn 90.00
      1 field supposed to be 10 acres 3 ___ Corn 60.00
      1 field supposed to be 1 __ ___ corn 15.00
      300 lbs bacon at 7 cts 21.00

      I do certify that the foregoing Inventory contains all the personal estate of Nathan Douglass Decd which hath come to my hands
      Sept 14, 1854
      Wilson Green Exr
    Nathan Douglass
I/A
    Nathan Douglass
I/A
    Probate 15 Sep 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Sale  
    • The estate sale was held on September 15, 1854. According to later settlement papers, the sale brought $1,481.76. Nelly and son Samuel purchased items at the sale.
      John L. Bolling cried the sale, and received $5.00 for his services.

    Nathan Douglass
Settlement
    Nathan Douglass Settlement
    part a
    Probate Dec 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inventory & Appraisment Filed 
    • The inventory and appraisment of the estate of Nathan Douglas, deceased, was presented to the Boyle County court during the December 1854 term of court. The inventory and appraisment was approved and ordered recorded.
    Nathan Douglass
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    Nathan Douglass
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    Nathan Douglass
I/A Filed
    Probate 30 May 1856  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Settlement 
    • Two settlements were made of Nathan's estate. The first was in May of 1856, which largely paid off Nathan's debts and divided the proceeds from the estate sale. The second settlement was made in September of 1863, after Nelly's death. This settlement paid off the remaining bills, and then divided the proceeds from the sale of slaves and the sale of Nathan's land.

      The first settlement was presented to the Boyle County Court on May 30, 1856. As noted, the money divided in this settlement was from the estate sale, and from the sale of Nathan's two shares in the turnpike company. In all, the estate sale and sale of the shares brought in $1,516.57. A number of accounts were paid, and money was paid - $50 each - to the Foreign and Home Missionary Societies, as directed in Nathan's will. This left a total of $1,082.61 for distribution, to be divided equally between William Douglass, Samuel Douglass, Polly Lewis (her heirs), and Nellie, for a total of $270.65 per share. Daughter Rebecca did not share in this distribution, per the terms of Nathan's will.

      After accounting for advancements and interest, the following amounts were distributed:
      To William Douglass $112.18
      To Samuel Douglass $76.44
      To Eleanor Douglass overpaid .39
      Distribution to Polly Lewis is not noted in the settlement record. The 1863 settlement, however, shows distribution of $270.65 to Polly's heirs.

      Wilson Green again filed the settlement in the Boyle County court on June 16, 1856. The court continued the case until next term for exceptions. No exceptions were filed, and thus the court ordered the settlement recorded at the July 1856 term of court.

      Boyle County Estate Settlement Book; Volume 2, page 77
      A settlement of the accounts of Wilson Green, Executor of the Estate of Nathan Douglass decd, made before me Speed S. Fry Presiding Judge and Commissioner for Boyle County, on the 30 day of May, 1856

      Executor
      To Estate
      To amount of sale bill on file in the Boyle County Clerk’s Office, sale made on the 15 day of September 1854 - .. as credit of six months without interest and the executive is allowed six months to collect and disburse the money arising from the sale of said Estate

      Amt of Sale Bill 1481.76
      To Interest on same from 15 March 1856 to 15 May 1856 14.81
      To cash received on sale of two shares in Perryville
      & Union Meeting house Turnpike Road to G.S. Caldwell 20.00
      Total $1516.57

      Contra
      Vous
      No. 1 By amt paid Geo. B. Calvert on medical accounts
      Sept 15, 1855 49.75
      By interest on same, to date 1.99
      No. 2 By amt paid I/J & I/J Barker on account for coffin
      March 1, 1855 18.00
      By interest on same to date 1.30

      No. 3 By sheriff receipts for tax for 1854 paid Feby 10, 1855
      By interest on same to date 40.47
      3.03
      Amts (Go?) 114.51 1516.57

      Amts Brought over 114.54 1516.57
      No. 4 By amts paid Jno P(?) on accounts March 27, 1856
      By interest on same to date 7.09
      .57
      No. 5 By amt paid Roberts and P(..ington) on accounts March 27, 1856 14.36
      By interest on same to date .14
      No. 6 By amt paid JBH Latimer on accounts March 2, 1855 2.12
      By interest on same to date .15
      No. 7 By amt paid Br(?) & Latimer on accounts May 13, 1856 10.40
      By interest on same to date -
      No. 8 By amt paid ?M Byers on accounts November 15, 1854 30.00
      By interest on same to date 2.70
      No. 9 By amts paid James Brumfield on accounts Feby 20, 1856 14.00
      By interest on same to date .21
      No. 10 By amts paid ? Crow on accounts Oct. 29, 1855 10.00
      By interest on same to date .35
      No. 11 By amt paid Jno L. Bolling for crying sale Sept 15, 1854 5.00
      By interest on same to date .50
      No. 12 By clerk for bill Sept 15, 1854 4.85
      By interest on same to date .48
      No. 13 By clerks for bill March 26, 1856 2.85
      No. 14 By Jno F. Zimmerman receipt for p.. sale bill February 7, 1855 2.00
      By interest on same to date .15
      No. 15 By clerks for bill December 9, 1854 .75
      By interest on same to date .05
      No. 16 By amts paid MJ Durham March 26, 1856 2.50

      Amts .. 225.26 1516.57
      Amts brought over 225.26 1516.57
      No. 17 By amts paid ? Gray & Co. on account May 13, 1856 4.60
      No. 18 By amts paid R. Bolling as appraiser… 1854 1.00
      By interest on same to date .11
      By executor’s allowance 75.00
      By commissioner’s fee 3.00
      By sum … to pay for recording this settlement & other expenses 5.00
      By allowance to attys Boyle & Anderson for advice 20.00 333.97
      Balance $1,182.61
      Out of this sum, according to the will of Nathan Douglass, the executor is directed to pay to the Foreign Missionary Society the sum of $50 and to the Home Missionary Society the sum of $50 making the sum of 100
      $1,082.61
      This sum is to be divided equally between William Douglass, Saml Douglass, Polly Lewis, or her heirs, and the widow Eleanor Douglass, which makes to each on the sum of $270.65

      Executor - to William Douglass
      To his portion
      270.65
      Contra
      By amt paid Wm Douglass January 1, 1856 153.67
      By interest on same to date 4.80 158.47
      Balance due him 112.18

      Executor - to Samuel Douglass
      His portion of estate 270.65
      Contra
      By note on Samuel Douglass due September 15, 1855, for articles purchased at sale 152.35
      By interest on same to date 10.96
      By amt paid Samuel Douglass November 15, 1855 30.00
      By interest on same to date .90 194.21
      Balance due Samuel $76.44

      Executor - To Widow
      To her portion
      270.65
      Contra
      By note for articles purchased by her at sale 196.05
      By interest on same to date 7.96
      By amt of her note paid B. West Executor 25 December 1854 57.00
      By interest on same 4.83
      By amt of her note to JP Brumfield, paid by executor 5.00
      By interest on same to date .20 271.04
      Amount overpaid widow .39

      State of Kentucky
      County of Boyle
      I Speed S. Fry Presiding Judge and Commissioner for the County and State aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing settlement exhibits a correct statement of the account of Wilson Green Executor of Nathan Douglass, decd, and the same shows a balance in his hands for distribution among the heirs of said Douglass of One Thousand dollars and Eighty two dollars and 61 cents, which makes each one the sum of two hundred and seventy dollars and 65. And the balance due said heirs will be seen by reference to settlement above. All which is respectfully submitted to the court for record.
      Given under my hand, this 30 day of May 1856.
      Speed F. Fry, PJ&C

      State of Kentucky - Boyle County Court
      July Term 1856
      The foregoing settlement having laid over the time required by law and no exceptions being filed thereto, the same was presented and examined and approved by the Court at the above term and ordered to be recorded, which is accordingly and truly done in my office.
      Att. R.R. Bolling, clerk
      Boyle County Court
    Nathan Douglass 1856 Settlement b
    Nathan Douglass 1856 Settlement c
    Nathan Douglass 1856 Settlement d
    Nathan Douglass 1856 Settlement
    Nathan Douglass
Settlement
    Probate Aug 1859  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Additional Security by Wilson Green 
    • During the August 1859 term of the Boyle County court, on the application of J.A. Burton, the court ordered Wilson Green, executor of the estate of Nathan Douglass, dec'd, to show cause by the next term of court why he should not be required to give additional security on the bond previously executed by him as executor.

      This additional security would appear to be due to the fact that more property - the slaves and the land - had come into Nathan's estate by virtue of Nelly's death.

      In response, Wilson Green came into court on August 25, 1859 and entered into and acknowledged an additional bond to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Samuel Crawford, his additional surety. Bond approved by the Court.
    Nathan Douglass
Additional Security
    Nathan Douglass
Additional Security
part 2
    Individual Note 12 Aug 1859 
    wife Nelly died 
    Eleanor Douglass
    Eleanor Douglass
    at Perryville Cemetery
    Probate Sep 1859 
    Sale of Slaves and Land 
    • Nathan's land and slaves were sold about a month after Nelly's death, on September 12, 1859. The sale brought $12,634.20 into the estate.
    Probate Sep 1863  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Final Settlement of Estate 
    • Wilson Green presented the final settlement of Nathan's estate to the Boyle County Court on September 12, 1863. As noted above, this settlement divided up the proceeds from the sale of slaves and the sale of Nathan's land. An assortment of fees were also paid. Wilson Green received $630 for an executor's allowance.

      The total amount for distribution amounted to $17,383.56. A large part of this sum - $12,634.20 - was from the sale of slaves and land. The total amount for distribution was to be divided into four shares - a share for each of Nathan's children: William, Polly, Samuel, and Rebecca. At this point in time, however, Polly, Samuel, and Rebecca were all dead; William was out of state. J.A. Burton purchased the interests and shares of Samuel and Polly. Willis Walden purchased the interests and shares of William. Rebecca's share was divided equally amongst her five children: John, Nathan, Addison, Ellen Davis, and Nacky Wade. Willis took receipt of Addison's share, as his guardian. Addison was not underage, rather, he was a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas in Chicago at the time settlement was made.

      Each share totaled $4,345.89. Taking into account previous settlements and advancements, the following was distributed:

      To J.A. Burton, for Samuel Douglass and Polly Lewis' shares $585.25
      To Willis Walden, for William Douglass' share $465.27
      To John Walden, for 1/5 share of Rebecca's share $53.11
      To George and Ellen Davis, for 1/5 share of Rebecca's share $33.23
      To Nathan Walden, for 1/5 share of Rebecca's share $33.23
      To James and Nacky Wade, for 1/5 share of Rebecca's share $77.28
      To Willis Walden, as guardian for Addison Walden, for 1/5 share of Rebecca's share $120.48

      The settlement was again presented to the Boyle County court at the November 1863 term of court. The court continued the settlement for objections until the March 1864 term. No objections were filed, and thus on March 21, 1864, nearly ten years after Nathan's death, the court approved the settlement and ordered the same to be recorded. Nathan's estate was finally settled.

      Transcribed:
      Boyle County Estate Settlement Book; Volume 2, page 537

      A settlement of the accounts of Wilson Green, Executor of Nathan Douglass, made before me on the 12th day of September 1863.
      I find the Executor chargeable as follows, viz:

      To amount found due on former settlement after deducting the widow’s portion
      811.95
      To amount of sale of real estate and slaves made September 12, 1859 and interest from date
      12,634.20
      To Interest to September 12th 1863 3,032.16
      To advancements to Mrs. Walden 800.00
      To advancements to Sam Douglass 300.00
      To advancements to William Douglass 245.00
      To advancements to Mrs. Lewis 50.00
      To interest on these advancements for 2 years 167.40
      Amount carried forward: total 18,040.71

      Amount brought from last page 18,040.71
      Credits
      No. 1 By J.B. Bollings receipt and interest 11.10
      No. 2 By clerk’s fee bill and interest 2.55
      No. 3 By clerk’s fee recording settlement 2.00
      No. 4 By county judge 1.50
      No. 5 By M.J. Durham, attorney 10.00
      No. 6 By executor’s allowance 630.00 657.15
      Total for distribution $17,383.56

      This sum to be divided into four shares, charging each for the advancements received and interest thereon for two years and William and Sam Douglass and Lewis heirs with $270.65 each received from the personal estate - see former settlement.

      J.A. Burton has purchased the interests and shares of Sam Douglass and Lewis heirs subject to these advancements and payments, and Willis Walden has purchased William Douglass’ interest subject to the same, each share is 4,345.89.

      J.A. Burton
      (Samuel Douglass and Polly Lewis Interest)
      Executor to J.A. Burton 8691.78
      Credits
      No. 1 By advancement to Sam Douglas 300.00
      No. 2 By advancement to Lewis’ heirs 50.00
      No. 3 By receipt of Lewis’ heirs 270.65
      No. 4 By receipt of Sam Douglass 270.65
      No. 5 Interest on advancements two years 43.0
      No. 6 By Burton’s receipt September 12th 1859 3662.85
      Interest to September 12th 1863 879.08
      No. 7 By Burton’s receipt May 14th 1860 500.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 100.00
      No. 8 By Burton’s receipt April 21st 1862 300.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 25.00
      No. 9 By Burton’s receipt June 1st 1861 125.00

      Interest to September 12th 1863 17.10
      No. 10 By Burton’s receipt January 28th 1863 400.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 15.00
      No. 11 By Burton’s receipt March 24th 1863 300.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 8.45
      No. 12 By Burton’s receipt June 6th 1863 200.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 3.20
      No. 13 By Burton’s receipt April 10th 1863 120.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 3.00
      No. 14 By Burton’s receipt March 17th 1863 500.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 14.55 8106.53
      Balance due Burton $585.25
      No. 15 Burton’s Receipt September 12th 1863 585.25
      000.00

      Willis Walden
      (William Douglass Interest)
      Executor to Willis Walden 4,345.89
      Credits
      No. 1 By advancement to William Douglass 245.00
      Interest for two years 29.40
      No. 2 By Walden’s receipt September 12th 1859 1804.65
      Interest to September 12th 1863 433.08
      No. 3 By Walden’s receipt January 25th 1863 1000.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 97.84
      No. 4 William Douglass Receipt 270.65 3880.62
      Balance due 465.27
      No. 5 Willis Walden’s Receipt September 12th 1863 465.27
      000.00

      Mrs. Walden died leaving five children each is entitled to 1/5 of $4,345.89 after deducting the advancement to her and its interest for two years viz: $896 - leaving $3,449.89, to each one $689.97

      John Walden
      Executor to John Walden 689.98
      Credits
      No. 1 By his receipt May 12th 1860 370.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 74.00
      No. 2 By his receipt June 15th 1861 170.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 22.87 636.87
      Balance due John Walden 53.11
      No. 3 John Walden’s receipt September 12th 1863 53.11
      000.00

      George Davis and wife
      Executor to George Davis and wife 689.98
      Credits
      No. 1 By their receipt September 12th 1859 300.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 72.00
      No. 2 By their receipt May 18th 1861 250.00
      Interest to September 12 1863 34.75 656.75
      Balance due Davis & wife 33.23
      No. 3 Receipt of Davis and wife September 12th 1863 33.23
      000.00

      Nathan Walden
      Executor to Nathan Walden 689.98
      Credit
      No. 1 By his receipt September 12th 1859 300.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 72.00
      No. 2 By his receipt May 18th 1861 250.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 34.75 656.75
      Balance due Nathan Walden 33.23
      No. 3 By Nathan Walden’s receipt September 12th 1863 33.23
      000.00

      James Wade and Wife
      Executor to James Wade and wife 689.98
      Credit
      No. 1 By their receipt February 18th 1862 300.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 28.20
      No. 2 By their receipt December 30th 1862 273.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 11.50 612.70
      Balance due Wade and wife 77.28
      No. 3 Receipt of Wade and wife September 12th 1863 77.28

      Addison Walden
      Executor to Willis Walden Guardian for Addison Walden
      689.98
      Credit
      No. 1 By his receipt May 18th 1861 500.00
      Interest to September 12th 1863 69.50 569.50
      Balance due him 120.48
      No. 2 By his receipt September 12th 1863 120.48
      000.00
      (Addison was not underage - at the time of this settlement he was serving in the 6th Kentucky Cavalry, and a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas)

      I J.P. Mitchell, Judge of the Boyle County Court, do certify that the foregoing settlement is correct as to the executor’s general account and as between those entitled to the funds in his hands.
      This September 12th 1863
      J.P. Mitchell P.J.B.C.

      At the insistence of Wilson Green - Executor of Nathan Douglass decd - and by and with the consent of the Presiding Judge, the following voucher, showing the payment of a balance due Samuel Douglass on a former settlement of the personal estate of said decedent is admitted to record as an appendage of said settlement, to wit, “Recd of Wilson Green Exr of Nathan Douglass, Seventy six dollars 50 cents balance due me from the personal estate of my father September 8th 1858” Samuel Douglass
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Probate Mar 1864  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Final Settlement Recorded 
    • State of Kentucky
      Boyle County Court March Term 1864
      I Jon B. Nichols, Clerk of the Boyle County Court, do certify that the foregoing settlement of the accounts of Wilson Green Executor of Nathan Douglass decd, made before J.P. Mitchell P.J.B.C. was produced to Court at its November Term 1863, and continued for objections etc until the March Term, when none having been filed thereto, it was approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded in my office, which has been truly done.
      Given under my hand this 21st day of March 1864
      Jon B. Nichols, clerk
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Buried Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Perryville Cemetery
      (aka Hillcrest Cemetery)
    • Nathan Douglass, his wife Eleanor (Dunn) Douglass, their daughter Rebecca (Douglass) Walden, wife of Willis Walden, Eliza Walden Crane (daughter of Willis and Rebecca, granddaughter of Nathan and Nelly) are all buried together
    • GPS of grave site(approximate): 37.649782, -84.953570
    • The estate paid a Mr. Barker $18 for Nathan's coffin.
    • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15089436
    Nathan Douglass
    Walden Douglass Lot
    Perryville Cemetery Douglass Walden Lot
    Douglass - Walden Lot
    Person ID I114  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2020 

    Father George Douglass,   b. Bef 1765,   d. Bef 20 Nov 1820  (Age < 55 years) 
    Mother Rebekah Unknown,   b. Bef 1765,   d. 1810–1820  (Age > 55 years) 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Dunn,   b. CA 1776, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1859  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 31 May 1796  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • consent given this day by William and Mary Dunn for their daughter Nelley to marry Nathan Douglass; James Crawford, Clement Hill Witnesses; bond this date, Nathan Douglass and Wm. Dunn Jr bound
    Eleanor Dunn Marriage Consent
    Nathan Douglass Marriage Bond
    Children 
    +1. Samuel M. Douglass,   b. 26 Oct 1797, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1860, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    +2. William D. Douglass,   b. Abt 1799, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Mary Douglass,   b. 1804-1810,   d. 1840-1845  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Rebecca Douglass,   b. 7 Mar 1806, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1852, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [Birth]
     5. Elizabeth Douglass,   b. 26 Sep 1810,   d. 19 Aug 1834  (Age 23 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NATHAN AS SON OF GEORGE
      We believe Nathan was the son of GEORGE and REBECCA (unknown) DOUGLASS, based on the following:
      (1) a Nathan Douglass was listed as a legatee in George Douglass' will, produced to the November 1820 term of court, Barren County, Kentucky. "Our" Nathan was living in Garrard County, Kentucky at the time. There were no other Nathans around, that we can tell.

      (2) George Douglass, though he died in Barren County, had previously lived in Lincoln/Garrard County. Specifically, George lived north of Lancaster, in the same general area where the Dunns settled. Nathan married Eleanor Dunn. George settled there in 1782; and left Garrard County between 1800 and 1803.

      (3) Naming patterns in the family. Specifically, in addition to Nathan, George had two sons named William and Samuel. Our Nathan named his two sons William and Samuel, though likely William was named in honor of Eleanor's father. The name Samuel does not run in the Dunn family, from what we can tell. In addition to George having a son Samuel (and thus a brother for Nathan), we believe George may have also had a brother/father named Samuel. Additionally, George was married to Rebecca. Our Nathan names one of his daughters Rebecca.

      (4) a Nathan Douglass is present on the Garrard County tax rolls in early 1800s, but not in Barren. Nathan then drops off the Garrard rolls, and a Nathan appears on the Barren rolls. And then, the Nathan in Barren drops off the rolls, but then a Nathan appears back on the Garrard County rolls, to stay.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1905] Mercer Co. Cemetery Records, Vol. II, 94.
      Nathan Douglass listed as legatee in George Douglass' will (probated 1820)

    2. [S1693] Census.
      1850 Boyle county, Kentucky; listing Nathan as born in Virginia

    3. [S1896] Boyle Co. Cemetery Book.
      with listing of birth and death dates

    4. [S18808] Garrard County, Kentucky, Order Book, Order Book 17 Page 173.

    5. [S1771] Will Abstracts Will Book I Boyle County Kentucky, Page 152.
      States Will date of February 10, 1854, Probate Date September 2, 1854. Spouse Eleanor Douglass, sons William D & Samuel M. and daughters Polly Lewis and Rebecca Walden. Also lists slaves Charlotte and Mariah.

    6. [S1705] Tombstone.
      with inscription of May

    7. [S1897] Boyle County Kentucky Order Book.
      Nathan's will, written February 1854, was filed in Boyle County Court, June term of court 1854; proven during the August term of court 1854; recorded September 1854

    8. [S1895] Citation Text: Mercer Co. Cemetery Records, Vol II.

    9. [S1705] Tombstone.


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