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Delphia Pierce

Delphia Pierce[1]

Female 1786 - 1864  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name Delphia Pierce 
    Born Aug 1786  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1808  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Settled in Virginia 
    • George and Delphia initially settled in Virginia, as evidenced by the birth places for their eldest children. Elizabeth, Thomas, Lucy, and Mary Stewart are always listed as being born in Virginia
    Residence 1810  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a George Stewart enumerated on census with 1 male age 26-45 and 1 female age 16-25 in the home; presume this is our George and Delphia 
    1810 Federal Census Spotsylvania County, Virginia
    1810 Federal Census Spotsylvania County, Virginia
    Residence circa 1817  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Move to Kentucky 
    • Sometime between 1817 (birth of Mary in Virginia) and 1820 (when appear in Mercer County), George and Delphia moved to Kentucky; family stories hold that they first settled in Lexington, but then moved on to Mercer County because the land in Lexington was too swampy.
    Tax List 1820  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Stewart appears on the Mercer County tax rolls for the first time on the 1820 rolls; he is listed with no land, 1 black over the age of 16, and 2 horses; militia unit - Marsh 
    1820 Tax Rolls 
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1820 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Residence 1820  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    George Steward enumerated on census as head of household with 3 males under the age of 1-, and 1 age 26-45; 4 females under the age of 10 and 1 age 26-45; 1 slave, a male age 14-26; 2 engaged in agriculture 
    1820 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    1820 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1822  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Stewart listed on tax rolls for year; readings hard to make out; no land; Marsh militia unit; could be 1 black, 2 horses, 700 value  
    1822 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1822 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1823  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, 1 black over the age of 16, 2 horses; total value 700; Regiment: 43; Marsh; the last time listed. Delphia is listed in 1824 as person responsible for tax; in 1826, she is noted as widow  
    • 1823 tax rolls filed in October of 1823
    1823 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1823 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    he is the George Stewart at the top of the page
    Tax List 1824  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    first time listed as person responsible for tax; no land, no white males over the age of 21, 1 black over the age of 16, 2 horses; total value 680; militia regiment: 43, Marsh 
    • 1824 Mercer County Tax Rolls
      Delphia Stewart
      No land recorded
      No white males over the age of 21
      1 black over the age of 16
      1 black total
      2 horses
      Total value: 680
      Regiment: 43; Marsh
    1824 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1824 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    showing Delphia as person responsible for tax
    Tax List 1826  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphia, widow of George Stewart listed with no land, no white males over the age of 21, 3 horses; total value 100; militia unit - Marsh 
    • 1826 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      Widow of George Stewart
      No land recorded
      No white males over the age of 21
      3 horses
      Total Value: 100
      Marsh
    1826 Mercer County, Kentucky Tax Rolls
    1826 Mercer County, Kentucky Tax Rolls
    Tax List 1827  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphia, widow of George Stewart, listed with no land, 1 white male over the age of 21, 3 horses; total value 100 
    • 1827 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      Widow of George Stewart
      No land recorded
      1 white male over the age of 21
      3 horses
      Total value: 100
    1827 Mercer County, Kentucky Tax Rolls
    1827 Mercer County, Kentucky Tax Rolls
    Tax List 1829  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphy Stewart listed with no land, no white males over the age of 21, 4 horses; total value 150; regiment 45, Walker 
    • 1829 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      Delphy Stewart
      No land recorded
      No white males over the age of 21
      4 horses
      Total value: 150
      Regiment: 45; Walker
    1829 Mercer County, Kentucky, Tax Rolls
    1829 Mercer County, Kentucky, Tax Rolls
    Tax List 1830  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphy Stewart listed with no land, can't see white male column, 5 horses; total value 100; regiment 43, Walker 
    • 1830 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      Delphy Stewart
      No land recorded
      Can’t see white male column
      5 horses
      Total value: 100
      Regiment: 43; Walker
      Other Stewarts: William and George
    1830 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1830 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Residence 1830  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Duphy Stewart enumerated on census as head of household with 2 males age 10-15, 1 age 15-20; 2 females age 5-10, 1 age 10-15, 2 age 15-20, 1 age 30-40 in home 
    • 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
    Consent 4 Dec 1830  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    consent for daughter Elizabeth's marriage 
    Delphia Consent for Elizabeth
    Delphia Consent for Elizabeth
    Tax List 1833  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphia Stewart listed with no land; 1 slave; 2 horses; total value 500 
    • 1833 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      Delphia Stewart
      No land recorded
      1 slave
      2 horses
      Total value: 500
    1833 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1833 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1834  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphi Stewart listed with 1 black over the age of 16, 2 horses; total value 570; no land, no white males over 21 
    1834 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1834 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1835  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mrs. Delpha Stewart listed with 3 horses, total value 100; no land; no white males over 21 
    1835 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1835 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1837  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delpha Stewart listed with one black over the age of 16, valued at 1000; 2 horses valued at 160; no land; no white males over 21; total value for taxation 1160  
    1837 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1837 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1838  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delpha Stewart listed with one black over the age of 16, valued at $600; horses valued at $30; no white males over 21; no land; total value for taxation: $630 (Allen and Thos. listed separately) 
    1838 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1838 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1839  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dolpha Steward listed with no land; no white males over the age of 21; 1 total black, who was over the age of 16, and valued at 700; 1 horse valued at 50; total value 750 
    • 1839 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      Dolpha Steward
      No land listed
      White males over 21: -
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 1
      Value of blacks: 700
      Horses: 1
      Value of horses: 50
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle: -
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennetts: -
      Value: -
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Cash bonds: -
      Total amount: 750
    1839 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1839 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphia listed with no land, no white males over the age of 21, 1 slave, who was over the age of 16, and valued at 700; 1 horse valued at 50; total value: $750 
    • 1840 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      No land listed
      White males over 21: -
      Slaves over 16: 1
      Total slaves: 1
      Value of slaves: $700
      1 horse, valued at $50
      Total Value: $750
    1840 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1840 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Residence 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Delpha Stewart enumerated on census as head of household 
    • 1840 Census – Mercer County, Kentucky
      Delpha Stewart
      Females: 1, age 10-15; 1 age 15-20; 1 age 20-30; 1 age 50 – 60
      1 person engaged in manufacturing and trade
      no slaves
      * listed between Allen and George Stewart
    1840 Federal Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1840 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Misc 7 Dec 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphia gave consent for her daughter Jane to marry Tira Gibson; Bannister Blagrave and Allen Stewart witnesses 
    Delphia's Consent for Daughter Jane's Marriage
    Consent: Delphia Stewart for Jane Stewart
    Tax List 1841  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphia listed with no land; no white males over the age of 21; 1 slave, who was over the age of 16 and valued at 700; 1 horse valued at 50; total value $750 
    • 1841 Mercer County Kentucky Tax Rolls
      No land listed
      White males over 21: -
      Slaves over 16: 1
      Total slaves: 1
      Value of slaves: 700
      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: $750
    1841 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1841 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1842  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dephia not listed on surviving tax rolls (nor any of the boys) 
    Misc 1843  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Delphia Stuart to Sheriff of Boyle County; 1 levy, $1 each, tax of $330 at 15 per $100 $1.29; received pay BD Williams DS for AI Caldwell, SBC (indicates Delphia living in Boyle) 
    Delphia Stewart_  1843 tax receipt
    Delphia Stewart_ 1843 tax receipt
    Tax List 1844  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    not included on surviving tax rolls (nor are any of the boys) 
    Tax List 1845  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    not included on surviving tax rolls (nor are any of the boys) 
    Tax List 1846  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the 1846 rolls for Mercer County; Allen and Thomas are listed 
    Tax List 1848  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the 1846 rolls for Mercer County; Allen and Thomas are listed 
    Misc 28 Mar 1848  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Consent for Daughter Mary: Delphia gave consent for daughter Mary to marry William Powell; James A. and Thomas Stewart witnesses; Delphia signed with "x" 
    William and Mary Ann Stewart Powell Consent for Marriage
    Consent for Mary Ann Stewart Marriage
    Tax List 1849  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on surviving rolls; James Allen is listed 
    Residence 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Delphi Stewart, 58 years old, born in Virginia, enumerated on census in home of Richard H. and Sarah E. Guthrie 
    • 1850 Census – District 1, Boyle County, Kentucky
      Richard H. Gutherie, 28 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer
      Sarah E. Gutherie, 28 years old, born in Kentucky
      WilliamGutherie, 7 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      George Gutherie, 4 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      John W. Gutherie, 3 years old, born in Kentucky
      Elizabeth Gutherie, 6 months old, born in Kentucky
      * Delphi Stewart, 58 years old, born in Virginia
      Mary C/E. Stewart, 9 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Will Gibson, 5 years old, born in Kentucky
    1850 Federal Census
Boyle County, Kentucky
    1850 Federal Census Boyle County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1851  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on surviving rolls; James Allen is listed 
    Tax List 1852  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on surviving rolls; James Allen is listed 
    Tax List 1853  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on surviving rolls; James Allen is listed 
    Tax List 1854  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    listed with two children between ages of 6 and 18 years old 
    1854 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1854 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1855  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    listed with two children between ages of 6 and 18 years old 
    1855 Tax Rolls
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1855 Tax Rolls Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1856  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the surviving rolls for this year in Mercer County; James Allen is listed  
    Tax List 1857  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia, or the boys, on the surviving rolls for this year in Mercer county 
    Tax List 1858  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the surviving rolls for Mercer County; James Allen is listed 
    Tax List 1859  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the surviving rolls for Mercer County; James Allen is listed 
    Tax List 1860  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the surviving rolls for Mercer County; James Allen is listed 
    Residence 1860  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Daphia Steward, 65 years old, born in Virginia, enumerated on census as head of household  
    • 1860 Census – Mercer County, Kentucky (Neveda Post Office)
      Daphia Steward, 65 years old, born in Virginia. Value of personal estate: 400. Cannot read or write.
      Mary A. Steward, 18 years old, born in Kentucky
      W.H. Gibson, 15 years old, born in kentucky. Attended school within the year
      ** listed next to J.A. Steward, 40 years old. Next to him is Thomas Steward, 47 years old. Next to him is Richard Guthrie, 38 years old.
    1860 Federal Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1860 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1862  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the 1862 rolls for Mercer County 
    Misc 8 Oct 1862 
    Battle of Perryville 
    • Stewart area used as a hospital after the battle
    Tax List 1863  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the 1863 rolls for Mercer County 
    Tax List 1864  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Delphia listed on the 1864 rolls for Mercer County; Allen and Thomas are listed 
    Died 2 Jan 1864  [10, 11
    Buried Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Carpenter's Cemetery
    • buried next to daughter-in-law, Emeline Stewart; back half of cemetery, north side, just past the wrought iron fence
    • GPS Coordinates (approximate): 37.682258, -84.988126
    • Find A Grave page: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15150206
    Delphia Pierce Stewart
    Delphia Stewart
    Delphia Pierce Stewart
    Delphia Pierce Stewart
    Delphia Pierce Stewart Footstone
    Elizabeth Stewart May
    May Lot
    Person ID I126  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 May 2021 

    Family George Stewart,   b. Between 1775 and 1784,   d. Between 1823 and 1824  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    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
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Stewart,   b. 3 Sept 1810, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1849  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     2. Thomas Jefferson Stewart  [Birth]
    +3. George Stewart, Jr.,   b. Between 1815 and 1820,   d. 1843–1844  (Age ~ 29 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Lucinda "Lucy" Stewart,   b. 1815, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1875, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Mary Ann Stewart,   b. 16 Mar 1818, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1900, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     6. James Allen Stewart  [Birth]
    +7. Jane Stewart,   b. 1820,   d. 1845-1846  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Sarah Ellen Stewart,   b. 28 Feb 1822, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1916, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Do not definitively know anything about Delphia's family (siblings or parents). Working theory is that she was the daughter of John Pierce, of Spotsylvania County, and that she had a brother John Pierce, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S630] Death Certificate.
      for Sarah Ellen Guthrie, listing father as George Stewart; mother as Philadelphia Pearce

    2. [S626] Census.
      1850 Boyle county, Kentucky; listing Delphia as 58 years old, born in Virginia

    3. [S622] Cemetery Listing.
      online for Carpenter's cemetery gives birthdate of August 1786[ date inscribed on tombstone

    4. [S626] Census.
      1860 Mercer County, Kentucky; listing Delphia as 65 years old, born in Virginia

    5. [S626] Census.
      1820 Mercer County, Kentucky; listing female in house of George Stewart as age 26 - 45

    6. [S626] Census.
      1820 Mercer County, Kentucky

    7. [S626] Census.
      1840 Mercer County, Kentucky, listing Delphia as head of household

    8. [S626] Census.
      1850 Boyle County, Kentucky, listing Delphia in home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Richard Guthrie

    9. [S626] Census.
      1860 Mercer County, Kentucky, listing Delphia as head of household

    10. [S652] Mercer Co. Cemetery Book.

    11. [S681] Tombstone.
      at Carpenter's Cemetery inscribed with death date of Jan 2, 1864

    12. [S681] Tombstone.
      at Carpenter's cemetery; photo in file


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