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George Stewart, Jr.

George Stewart, Jr.

Male 1820 - 1844  (~ 29 years)

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  • Name George Stewart 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Between 1815 and 1820  [1
    • BIRTHDATE
      We can only estimate when George was born. We do know the birthdates of George and Delphia's other children: Lucinda born in 1815, Mary in 1817, J.A. in 1819, Jane in 1820. According to the 1840 census, George was born between 1815 and 1820, so unless he is a twin, he was likely born either in 1816 or 1818.

      BIRTHPLACE
      Lucinda and Mary are listed as being born in Virginia; thus, if George was born in 1816 (between Lucy and Mary) he likely was born in Virginia
      James Allen and Jane are listed as being born in Kentucky; thus if George was born in 1818 (between JA and Jane), he likely was born in Kentucky.
      On the 1880 census, George's children, Mary and Samuel Stewart, are both listed as having parents born in Kentucky.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1820  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Steward is enumerated on census with 3 males under the age of 10; we presume one of these is George (jr) 
    • 1820 Federal Census –- Mercer County, Kentucky
      George Steward
      Males: 3 under the age of 10; 1 age 26-45
      Females: 4 under the age of 10; 1 age 26-45
      2 engaged in agriculture
      1 slave (male, age 14 - 26)
    1820 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    1820 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Residence 1830  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Duphy Stewart is enumerated on census with 2 males age 10-15 and 1 male age 15-20 in home; Thomas would be the one age 15-20; we presume George is one of the ones listed as age 10-15, the other would be James Allen 
    • 1830 Census – Mercer County, Kentucky
      Duphy Stewart
      Males: 2 age 10 – 15; 1 age 15 – 20
      Females: 2 age 5-10; 1 age 10 – 15; 2 age 15 – 20; 1 age 30 – 40
    Tax List 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Stewart does NOT appear on the surviving tax rolls for Mercer County. 
    Residence 1 Jun 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    George Stewart enumerated on census as head of household with 1 male age 20-30 and 1 female, age 15-20 in the home; listed next to Delphia Stewart 
    • 1840 Census – Mercer County, Kentucky
      George, age 20 – 30 with a 15-20 y/o female

    1840 Federal Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1840 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Individual Note 6 Jul 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witness 
    • witness to Samuel Potts's consent for marriage of daughter Janetta to William Critchfield
    Samuel Potts Consent
    Samuel Potts Consent
    Tax List 1841  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Stewart listed with no land, 1 white male over the age of 21, no slaves, 1 horse valued at 50; total value $50 
    • 1841 TAX ROLLS
      Mercer County, Kentucky
      George Stewart
      No land listed
      White males over 21: 1
      Slaves over 16: -
      Total slaves: -
      Value of slaves: -
      Horses and mares: 1
      Value of horses and mares: 50
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      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: -
      Total Value: 50
    Tax List 1842  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Stewart does NOT appear on the surviving 1842 tax rolls for Mercer County; if living in Boyle, no records from Boyle survived for this year 
    Individual Note 30 Jan 1843  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Administrator of estate of Samuel Ewing paid George Stewart $60, plus $8.20 interest, as and for George's claim against the estate 
    George Stewart:  Samuel Ewing claim
    George Stewart: Samuel Ewing claim
    Tax List 1844  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Stewart does NOT appear on the surviving 1844 tax rolls for Mercer County 
    Died 1843–1844  [3, 4
    • DEATH
      We can only make an educated guess as to when George died. The exact death date is unknown.

      Son Samuel Stewart's headstone is inscribed with a birthdate of April 3, 1844. Presuming this is correct ...it would then appear George died sometime after about August 1843.

      Samuel Potts filed and administrator's bond on December 9, 1844, as administrator of the estate of George Stewart, deceased


      Thus, George's death is sometime between August 1843 and December 9, 1844.
    Probate Dec 1844  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boyle County Court appointed Nelson Mays, James McGinnis, Argulus Bancake, and John ?, or any three, appraisers of estate of George Stewart, deceased  
    George Stewart Jr. Administration
    George Stewart Jr. Administration
    Probate Dec 1844  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boyle County Court granted administration of the estate of George Stewart, deceased, to Samuel Potts, the widow having relinquished her right of administration in writing, witnessed and proven by Wm. H. Potts  
    George Stewart Jr. Administration
    George Stewart Jr. Administration
    Probate 9 Dec 1844  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    administrator's bond dated this date; Samuel Potts and William Potts bound, $300 current money; Samuel Potts administrator 
    George Stewart Administrators Bond
    George Stewart Administrators Bond
    Tax List 1845  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Stewart does NOT appear on the surviving 1845 tax rolls for Mercer County 
    Buried
    • The burial place for George is unknown. He is not among those listed as buried in the Perryville Cemetery. Nor is he listed in the Carpenter's cemetery, where other Stewarts are buried. (both lists from headstone transcriptions; so only means no headstone was ever transcribed for him)
    Person ID I120  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 May 2021 

    Father George Stewart,   b. Between 1775 and 1784,   d. Between 1823 and 1824  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Delphia Pierce,   b. Aug 1786, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1864  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Aug 1808  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married by Rev. Samuel B. Wilson, a Presbyterian minister in Fredericksburg
    George Stewart and Delphia Pierce Marriage Record
    George Stewart - Delphia Pierce Marriage Record
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Talitha Potts,   b. 1820-1825,   d. 1844-1850  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1840  Scott County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • possibly their marriage; Talitha's maternal grandparents lived in county adjacent to Scott; note, however, that Samuel listed with female in house in June.

    • The exact date or place of George and Talitha's marriage is unknown. Their marriage is not on record in Mercer, Boyle, or Washington County, Kentucky.

      Their marriage can be shown, however, through the probate records of Samuel and Martha Potts.

      In Samuel Potts' will, produced to Boyle County court in November of 1847, Samuel provides for his daughter, Talitha Stewart, writing in part, as follows:
      It is my Will and desire after the payment of my debts that the balance of my estate not otherwise appropriated be equally divided between my legitimate children together with my illegitimate Son Jefferson Potts, who I wish to share equally with them, subject however to the following conditions (Viz) It is my desire that my daughters Mary Roney and Talitha Stewart's portions be placed at Interest for their benefit during their lives to be paid to them annually - at their death the principal to be equally divided among their children - in case that either or both of them should marry prudent and discreet men to be judged of by my Executor, Then in that event the full amount to be paid over to them.

      A settlement of Samuel Potts' estate, made in February of 1851, shows distribution of $265.26 to J. Minor, for Talitha Stewart's children.
      Of note, James Allen Stewart, as guardian for Mary and Samuel Stewart, later acknowledges receipt of $265, in July of 1851, Boyle County, Kentucky.

      Probate record for Martha Potts, dated 1853, gives listing of the names of Martha heirs, including "Talitha Potts, intermarried with George Stuart."

      Settlement of Martha Potts' estate, made in 1856, shows distribution to "James A. Stewart, guardian."

      Have the following listing of a marriage, in Scott County, Indiana:
      George W. Stewart
      Tabitha Potts
      August 16, 1840
      Scott County is adjacent to Jennings County, Indiana. According to Glenda Thacker, Tabitha's maternal grandfather lived in Jennings County.

      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: George W. Stewart
      Spouse Name: Tabitha Potts
      Marriage Date: 6 Aug 1840
      Marriage County: Scott
      Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
      OS Page: 1305346
      (*note - there is no George or Tabitha Stewart living in Scott County, in 1850).

      ** February 2008: wrote county requesting record. Searched - reportedly could not find these names, nor this marriage, anywhere from 1820s to past 1840. Am presently reviewing microfilm, in search of this record.

      **I note the 1840 census date was June 1, 1840 - well before this marriage - and George Stewart is on the census with a female in the house.
    Scott County, Indiana Marriage Book
    Scott County, Indiana Marriage Book
    Children 
    +1. Mary Elizabeth Stewart,   b. 1841-1842, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1885, Bloomington Township, Butler County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Samuel J. Stewart,   b. 3 Apr 1844, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1888, Butler County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GEORGE AS SON OF GEORGE & DELPHIA
      George is the son of George and Delphia, based on his name, and the following circumstantial evidence:

      On the 1820 census, George and Delphia are listed with 3 males under 10:
      1820 Census – Mercer County, KY
      George Steward, age 26 – 45
      Female 26-45
      3 males under 10
      4 females under 10

      On the 1830 census, Delphia is listed with 2 males, age 10 – 15 and 1 male, age 15 – 20.
      1830 Census – Mercer County, KY
      Duphy Stewart
      2 males, age 10 – 15
      1 male, age 15 – 20
      2 females, age 5-10
      1 female, age 10 – 15
      2 females, age 15 – 20
      1 female, age 30 – 40

      Two of these males are James Allen and Thomas.
      Thomas is the one listed age 15 - 20: By the 1860 census, Thomas was born about 1813 – this would mean he was about 17 years' old in 1830 .. thus the one listed on the census as being b/w 15 -20.
      James Allen is one of the ones listed age 10 - 15: J.A. was born about 1820 - this would mean he was about 10 years' old in 1830, thus one of the 2 b/w 10 – 15.
      Third son also as 10 - 15 years old, meaning he was born b/w 1815 and 1820.

      On the 1840 census, there is a George Stewart listed next to Delphia.
      1840 Census – Mercer County, KY
      George, age 20 – 30 with a 15-20 y/o female
      (date of census: June 1, 1840).

      George is listed as age 20 – 30. Thus, he is born between 1810 and 1820. The third son in Delphia's house in 1830 was listed as 10 - 15 years' old (thus born between 1815 and 1820). If you add ten years, he would now be between 20 and 25 years old, meaning he was born between 1815 and 1820. In other words, the age for the third son in Delphia's house in 1830 corresponds with the age given here for George.

      Unable to locate in 1850. Census was taken in October. Delphia shows up that year with a Mary Stewart, age 9, (1841), living with her in Richard Guthrie’s house. Mary is also living with Delphia in 1860. In 1860, have a Samuel Stewart, age 16, appearing in James Allen's house for the first time.

      In the Boyle County Order Book #2, located in the Boyle county courthouse vault, there is a record from July 15, 1850 term of Boyle County court stating as follows:
      "Ordering that James A Stewart ... on his motion appointed guardian of Mary Elizabeth Stewart and Samuel Stewart, infant orphans of George Stewart, decd, under the age of fourteen years. Whereupon the said James A. Stewart with Sharrod Burton his security executed and acknowledged bond in the amount of $ 800 conditions according to law."

      Given the name; given that George was living next to Delphia on the 1840 census; given that Mary is listed as living with Delphia in 1850 and 1860, and Samuel is living with James Allen in 1860; and given that James Allen then becomes legal guardian for Mary and Samuel, we believe it is readily apparent that Mary and Samuel's father, George, was the third son of George and Delphia. It would seem that Mary was living with grandmother; Samuel was living with uncle; and uncle James Allen then became legal guardian for his niece and nephew.

      Further indications that George was the third son include the following: (1) Richard Guthrie was surety on marriage bond for Mary's marriage to AP Walden. Richard Guthrie is Delphia's son-in-law; he married Sarah Stewart. Delphia and Mary were living in his household on the 1850 census. That he then served as surety is an indication that he was taking care of a family member; in this case Mary would be his niece; (2) Mary and Samuel end up in Kansas with John Guthrie, son of Richard and Sarah Stewart - an indication that they were all family. John served as administrator for Samuel's estate after Samuel died in 1888.

      The records for slave Parker definitively show George and Delphia had a son George:

      In January of 1844, William and Elizabeth May sold their interest in Parker to James Allen Stewart. Parker is noted to be the slave and property of George Stewart deceased, and that George owned Parker at his death. By this time it is highly likely that George Jr. was dead as well. However, Elizabeth would not have had any interest in any of George Jr.'s property. She would though, in property owned by her father George Sr. So - this tells us that Parker belonged to George Sr.

      The second document, from January or June of 1848, shows William Potts acknowledging receipt of money ($8) from Allen Stewart, said money being the amount of two shares of the hire of Parker, a slave belonging to the heirs of George Stewart, decd, which sum William was then passing along to the heirs of George Stewart Jr.
      William served as administrator for estate of George Stewart, Jr., who died in Mercer County circa 1844. William's sister Talitha was married to George Jr.
      This shows us that George Stewart Jr. who had married Talitha Potts and who was the father of Mary Elizabeth and Samuel, was the heir, and thus son, of George Stewart (Sr.)

      "Know all men by these presents that I William May of the county of Mercer and State of Kentucky for and in consideration of Twenty one dollars 62 1/2 cents to be paid on or before the sixth day of October next here grant bargain and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto James A. Stewart of the County of Boyle and State aforesaid all my right, title, claim and interest in and to a certain negroe man a slave by the name of Parker the property of the late George Stewart decd, and which the said George Stewart decd died seized and possessed. To have and to hold all said right title claim and interest in and to said slave and to the only proper use and behoof of him the said James A. Stewart his heirs &c. The said William May for himself his heirs &c hereby binds himself his heirs unto the said James A. Stewart his heirs &c against the claim of himself his heirs &c or against the claim of any other person whatever will by these presents warnt and defend.
      Given under my hand this 12th January 1844
      Wm. May
      Elizabeth May "X" her mark"

      "Allen Stewart has paid me eight dollars that being the amount of two (shares?) of the hire of Parker a negro man belonging to the heirs of Geo. Stuart decd for 1847 which sum is going to the heirs of Geo Stuart jr., decd.
      William H. Potts
      January or June (can't read) 2, 1848"

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  • Sources 
    1. [S790] Census.

    2. [S790] Census.
      1840 Mercer County, Kentucky

    3. [S778] Boyle County, Kentucky Court Records.
      indicate George dead by November 1847. Definitely by July 1850. (will of Samuel Potts produced to court November 1847, indicating Talitha was widowed; combined with birth date of Samuel; guardianship of Mary and Samuel, dated 15 July 1850).

    4. [S856] Administrator's Bond.
      dated 9 December 1844


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