Children of Thomas Brooks (abt. 1747 – 1805) and Wife Margaret: Jesse Brooks (1783/1786 – 1860)

1860 federal mortality schedule, Edmonson County, Kentucky, p. 151

The 1850 federal census and 1860 federal mortality schedule suggest a birth year of 1783-1786 for Jesse Brooks. On the 1850 federal census, he’s listed in Barren County, Kentucky, with wife Mary (Polly in this document) and daughter Rebecca.[2] Jesse’s age is 67, and the census shows him born in Virginia. The 1860 federal mortality schedule for Edmonson County, Kentucky, states that he was aged 74 when he died of dropsy in January 1860, and that he was born in Virginia.[3] His death listing cited above also gives dropsy (i.e., congestive heart failure) as Jesse’s cause of death. This document also states that Jesse was widowed at the time of his death.

Wythe County, Virginia, Years

As a previous posting notes, Jesse Brooks first appears on the tax list in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1803, the same year in which his brother Robert first shows up on the Wythe tax list.[4] If Jesse was coming of age in 1803, his birth year would have been 1785 or thereabouts — so this document corroborates the testimony of the others I’ve just cited indicating that Jesse was born 1783-1786.

Jesse appears on the tax list in Wythe County again in 1804 along with his brother Robert and their father Thomas.[5] He’s taxed for one white poll and three horses. As also noted in the posting for which I’ve just provided a link, when Jesse’s father Thomas made his will in Wythe County on 4 November 1804, he made Jesse and Robert executors of the will along with their mother Margaret.[6]

On 12 February 1805, Margaret, Robert, and Jesse presented the will to Wythe court and gave bond in the amount of $1,000 for execution of the will with John Jenkins and John Folks Jr., with an inventory of the estate by James Newell, Joseph Evans, and Jesse Evans being returned to court on 12 March.[7] After this point, Jesse Brooks appears in the records of his father’s estate in Wythe County up to 1810, when he moved to Kentucky. 

On 5 May 1805, Jesse and his mother Margaret Brooks were enumerated on the Wythe County tax list, with Jesse taxed for one tithable and two horses.[8] Jesse’s brother Robert appears on the same tax list enumerated on 24 May.

Wythe County court minutes for 8 October 1805 show a second inventory of Thomas’s estate reported to the county court (see above on the inventory returned on 12 March), and Wythe County Will Book 1 shows the same inventory being recorded twice at two different dates, with no explanation given for the duplicate records.[9] Court minutes for the same court session state that Robert, Jesse, and Margaret Brooks were summoned by court on that date to shew cause why they should not give counter security to John Jenkins for faithful executorship of Thomas Brooks’s will.[10] This question about the executors’ and executrix’s bond with Jenkins may account for the double recording of the inventory of the estate of Thomas Brooks.

Wythe court minutes for 9 October 1805 say that Jesse Brooks, executor of Thomas Brooks, had appeared in court with William and John Lehue, who gave bond with him for his execution of Thomas’s estate.[11] The Lehues were evidently replacing John Jenkins, who had wanted to be released from his bond obligation for the execution of the estate. John Lahue (this is the surname spelling he used) was Jesse Brooks’s brother-in-law, having married Jesse’s sister Sarah in November 1804 in Wythe County. William was John Lahue’s brother.

Wythe County, Virginia, Court Order Bk. 1805-8, 1st or 12th August 1806, unpaginated

Wythe County court minutes for 1st (or 12th?) August 1806, show the court appointing Jesse Brooks overseer of the road from Evans’s ferry to the county line at Peirce’s furnace (at Poplar Camp), with John Evans furnishing hands to Jesse to work the road.[12] As a previous posting notes, John Evans witnessed a 13 February 1804 Wythe County deed of Thomas and Sarah Herbert of 300 acres on Poplar Camp Creek to Thomas Brooks.[13]

In 1806, Jesse Brooks appears on the tax list in Wythe County on 28 April, but both his mother Margaret and brother Robert disappear from the county tax list in 1806 and do not reappear on it after that date.[14] As a previous posting states, it appears to me that Robert moved from Virginia to Kentucky in or just before 1806, and Margaret may also have accompanied her several children who had settled in Virginia by the same date.

On 19 March 1807, Jesse Brooks again appears on the tax list in Wythe County, the only member of his family to be enumerated there in that year.[15] The 1808 tax list for Wythe County is missing.

Wythe County court minutes for 14 September 1808 state that, through his attorney Andrew McHenry, John Foster had requested an injunction against Jesse and Robert Brooks as executors of Thomas Brooks.[16] The injunction was to prevent them from putting the estate of Ezekiel Harland “out of their hands” without explicit court order. The court granted Foster’s request for the injunction and David Peirce gave bond with Foster in this legal action. 

Ezekiel Harland/Harlin was Jesse and Robert’s brother-in-law, husband of their sister Susanna. Wythe court minutes for 11 September 1810 suggest to me that Foster’s concern in appealing for this injunction was to prevent David Peirce from paying any money in his hands to Ezekiel Harland/Harlin and Robert Brooks, heirs of Thomas Brooks, without a court order.[17] Minutes for this court session show that Foster had requested that David Peirce now be made a defendant in this case and that the court restrain him from paying any money in his hands to defendants Ezekiel Harland and Robert Brooks without a court order.

Following the preceding 11 September 1810 court entry about David Peirce being made defendant in John Foster’s case against Thomas Brooks’s executors, court minutes state that in the case of Thomas and John Foster v. Ezekiel Harland and others, an order of publication had been issued to Harland to appear in court in December — but it appears that by 1810, Harland had moved with his family to Grayson County, Kentucky. This was evidently a case of debt against Ezekiel Harland/Harlin in which John Foster was seeking to garnish Harland’s share of the estate of Thomas Brooks as Harland made plans to move out of state.

According to Mary B. Kegley in her abstracts of Wythe County court order books, on 12 September 1809, Wythe County court appointed Samuel Crockett to replace Jesse Brooks as a road overseer.[18] I have not been able to find this piece of information in court minutes for that date, but am perhaps missing something as I go through them. The same 11 September 1810 court minutes cited previously, regarding the case of John Foster against Thomas Brooks’s executors, state immediately above the entry about the Foster case that Archibald Hasling had been appointed overseer of the road previously overseen by Jesse Brooks.[19]  

Taken together, these minutes showing Jesse Brooks removed as a road overseer in 1809 and replaced in 1810, in addition to the fact that Jesse is not on the 1809 tax list in Wythe County, suggest to me that he was making preparations to leave the county at this time. Jesse does return to the county tax list in 1810, the only member of his family left to be taxed there at this date, and he’s on the 1810 federal census in Wythe County, but his household does not contain a man of his age.[20] This reinforces for me the conclusion that Jesse was preparing for his family’s move to Kentucky in 1809-1810 and possibly residing in Kentucky at the time the federal census was taken in 1810, making preparations for his family to move there shortly. By 1811 Jesse Brooks had disappeared from the Wythe tax list and did not appear on it again.

Note my preceding references to “his family”: As the 1810 federal census suggests, Jesse had married prior to 1810 and had three sons and a daughter, all under ten years old in 1810. As we’ll see later, these children were Elizabeth, Thomas, William, and James Brooks, all born between 1803 (Elizabeth’s birth year according to the 1880 federal census, as we’ll see later, though other censuses have her born somewhat later), and 1809 (James’s birth year). Elizabeth’s birthdate suggests that Jesse likely married around 1804, probably in Wythe County, though he may have married as early as 1803 and this may be why he begins appearing on Wythe County census in that year. As we’ve seen previously, the 1850 federal census for Barren County, Kentucky, shows him with a wife Polly, and indicates that Mary was born in Virginia around 1785. As we’ll see in a moment, minutes of Mount Tabor Baptist church in Barren County show Jesse, his wife Polly, and their daughter Betsey joining that church in Barren County in 1826. 

In all likelihood, the Polly of the 1826 church minutes is the Polly listed as Jesse’s wife on the 1850 federal census. I have not found Polly/Mary’s maiden surname, and cannot say with certainty that she was the mother of all of Jesse’s children and that he had no wife prior to Polly — but I think, without solid evidence to prove this supposition, that it’s likely she was Jesse’s wife from the point he married in 1804-5 up to her death, which seems to have occurred between 1850 and 1860, probably in Edmonson County, Kentucky, where Jesse died in 1860. 

I would highly encourage readers of this posting to scorn the bizarre misinformation found on one online tree after another, which shows Jesse marrying a Martha or Mary Vaughan in 1795 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, when he would have been some 9 -12 years old — Prince Edward being a county far removed from Wythe where Jesse was living in 1795. I’ve seen no record anywhere showing Jesse with a wife named Martha; all records listing his wife name her as Polly/Mary.

Marriage bond books for Prince Edward County do show a Jesse Brooks marrying Mary, daughter of Thomas Vaughan, in that county on 5 October 1795. It’s clear to me that this Jesse is son of Elisha Brooks and Frances Goode of Prince Edward County. This is not Jesse, son of Thomas Brooks and Margaret Beaumont/Beamon of Wythe County.

And please disregard the information in many of these same trees which have Jesse, son of Thomas and Margaret, marrying at age 9-12 in Prince Edward County that this Jesse Brooks is a man of that name who died in 1838 and is buried in Hopkins County, Kentucky — with a wife named Rachel! Many of the trees pushing this information even have attached to them Jesse’s 1860 death record in Edmonson County, which makes it all the more astonishing that these same trees want to equate the Jesse Brooks who died in 1860 with a man whose tombstone says he died in 1838. With online trees and hints at genealogical sites, Caveat emptor.

The Wythe County documents I’ve cited above suggest to me that Jesse and Robert were younger children of Thomas and Margaret Brooks, who were, in addition to a son John Jehu about whom I have found no information except his name in his father’s will, the two sons living at home when their father died, hence his decision to make them co-executors of his will along with wife Margaret. It seems to me that by 1809-1810, Jesse, remaining in Wythe County after his older siblings and possibly his mother had all gone to Kentucky, had settled his father’s estate, though I’ve found no final settlement in Wythe County records, and he then went to Kentucky to join other family members there. 

Wayne County, Kentucky, Years

Brief biographical information about Jesse Brooks is found in a biography of his son James Brooks in a history of the Mount Tabor Baptist church in Barren County, Kentucky, that Jesse, his wife Polly, and their daughter Elizabeth joined in 1826. James Brooks pastored this church for many years. The church history I’m citing here states that James’s parents moved to Wayne County, Kentucky, from Wythe County, Virginia, in 1809, and lived in Wayne County for ten years before moving to Barren County near Cave Springs, a mile and a half from Glasgow, in 1821.[21]

Similar information is in J.H. Spencer’s A History of Kentucky Baptists, which states the following about James Brooks:[22]

He was a son of Jesse Brooks, and was born in Wythe county, Va., July 4, 1809. His parents moved, the same year, to Wayne county, Ky., where they lived ten years. In 1821, they moved to Barren county. 

Wayne County, Kentucky, Tax Bk. 1811, p. 2, available digitally at FamilySearch

By 1811, Jesse Brooks begins appearing on the tax list in Wayne County, Kentucky, without land. He appears on the Wayne tax list through 1822, always landless, and according to Brooks researcher Corinne Crider, in 1823, Jesse appears on the county’s delinquent tax list with a notation that he had moved to Barren County.[23] Jesse’s older brother Thomas had moved to Wayne County, Kentucky, in 1798, and was joined there by his brother James in 1803As a previous posting notes, when Robert Brooks left Wythe County in 1805-6, he, also joined Thomas and James in Wayne County, where he’s on the tax list in 1806 and then vanishes from it.

By 1815, it appears that Jesse Brooks was already an engaged Baptist, in contrast to his brothers Thomas and Robert who were active Methodists, with Thomas becoming a Methodist minister by 1826. Records of the Green River Baptist Association of southern Kentucky show Jesse Brooks as a messenger to the 1815 Green River associational meeting, from Otter Creek Baptist church in Wayne County, a church founded in 1802.[24]  As a previous posting has indicated, Jesse’s brother Thomas Brooks lived on Beaver and Otter Creeks in Wayne County.

The family of Jesse Brooks is enumerated on the 1820 federal census in Wayne County, Kentucky.[25] The household contains two males under 10, one male 10-15, one male 16-18, one male 16-25, and one male 26-45, as well as one female under 10, one female 10-15, and one female 26-45. Four persons in the household are engaged in agriculture.

Barren (and Edmonson) County, Kentucky, Years

According to the previously cited biographies of Jesse’s son James Brooks, in 1821, Jesse moved his family from Wayne County to Cave Springs in Barren County, Kentucky — information that appears to be corroborated by Wayne County tax lists. Like Wayne, Barren County is in southern Kentucky, and is four counties west of Wayne. I have not located a community or place in Barren County called Cave Springs. A place with that name is found, however, in Warren County near Bowling Green. Warren is contiguous to Barren on the western side of the latter county. I suspect the place in Barren County called Cave Springs in the previously cited history of Mount Tabor Baptist church may be the community now called Cave City that is a number of miles north of Glasgow, though it’s further north than the 1½ miles stated in the history of Mount Tabor church as the location of Cave Springs.

Plaque, Mount Tabor Baptist church, from “Mt. Tabor Church,” at the Jordan Family Tree website

As previously noted, minutes of Mount Tabor Baptist church show Jesse Brooks, Polly his wife, and Betsey his daughter joining this church in 1826.[26] Mount Tabor was organized in 1785 and is the oldest church in Barren County. As has also been previously indicated, Jesse’s son James pastored this church for many years: After Mount Tabor gave James a license to preach in July 1844, then ordained him in May 1845, he pastored Mount Tabor from 1847 to 1879.[27] Mount Tabor is about two miles northwest of Glasgow, the county seat of Barren County, west of highway 90 on Dripping Springs Road.

I don’t find Jesse Brooks either buying or selling land in Barren County after his move there in 1821. There are no listings for him in either the grantor or grantee index to Barren County deeds. I first find Jesse on the tax list in Barren in 1823, with no taxable property listed for him other than a horse.[28] From 1823 to 1828, Jesse appears on the tax list with no land and only one or two horses, depending on the year. In 1828, he appears with 50 acres of land, and he’s listed with the 50 acres the following year, then is landless again after this time.[29] By 1825, Jesse’s son Thomas, who was born in 1808, had come of age and is on the Barren tax list, also landless for a number of years. Jesse Brooks continues throughout the 1830s on the tax list in Barren County, in each year taxed for no land.[30]

On 22 February 1827, Jesse Brooks witnessed the will of Susannah Clack in Barren County.[31] Susanna made her will on the date just stated, and it was probated in October 1833. Susannah is in my family tree on a line unrelated to my Brooks ancestral line. She was née Thomson, the daughter of Thomas and Hannah Thomson of Hanover and Louisa Counties, Virginia, and married Moses Clack in Louisa County about 1755. Moses died testate in Albemarle County, Virginia, by June 1792, when his will was proved.[32] Susannah appears in my family tree because I descend from her sister Mourning Thomson, who married Richard Pryor and went from Virginia to Tennessee and then Kentucky with him. 

Susannah Thomson Clack and Jesse Brooks were linked through Mount Tabor Baptist church. She appears on lists of church members by 1802, and church minutes state that she died in June 1832, after having appealed for a letter of dismission from Mount Tabor in December 1817 to join a group forming a new Baptist church in Glasgow. As we see in a moment, it appears that Jesse Brooks may also have been among those joining the new church in Glasgow.

The family of Jesse Brooks is enumerated on the 1830 federal census in Barren County.[33] The household has one male under 5, two males 10-15, one m. 50-60, and one female 5-10, one female 10-15, one female 15-20, one female 20-30, and one female 40-50.  By 1830, Jesse’s sons James and Thomas also appear as heads of households in Barren County on the census. 

On 27 November 1830, Jesse gave a mortgage to Henry Eubank, both of Barren County, for debt.[34] The mortgage notes that Jesse lived on a tobacco farm, and included beds and furniture, a walnut chest, and 6 split-bottom chairs.

Barren County, Kentucky, Marriage File 5, 1831, available digitally at FamilySearch

On 30 March 1831, Jesse gave consent for his daughter Delphia Brooks to marry Robert Humphrey in Barren County, with Foster Pace as his bondsman.[35] Jacob Locke performed the marriage. When Delphia’s husband Robert Humphrey died between 1839 and 1841, Delphia remarried to Richard Locke on 21 October 1841 in Barren County. Richard was a son of the Rev. Jacob Locke who performed the marriage of Robert Humphrey and Delphia Brooks. Delphia’s older sister Elizabeth married Richard Locke’s son Jacob Lock by wife Nancy Dean, Richard’s wife wife prior to Delphia Brooks, on 12 March 1836 in Barren County.[36] As with his grandfather Jacob, Jacob Lock Jr. was a Baptist preacher; he pastored Little Jordan church in Edmonson County, Kentucky.

A biography of Rev. Jacob Locke written by Rev. James Pascal Brooks (1849-1937), whose connection to Jesse’s family I have not been able to figure out (if a connection existed, in fact), entitled The Biography of Elder Jacob Locke, Barren County, Kentucky, contains valuable information about Jacob Locke’s life and ministry, as does Spencer’s History of Kentucky Baptists.[37] Spencer spells the surname Lock; both spellings are found in Barren County records. Jacob Locke was born in Berkeley County, Virginia (today West Virginia) or Hanover County, Virginia, about 1768, son of Richard Locke. He married Margaret Jett in Virginia and came to Kentucky by 1789, living first in Mercer County, where he joined a Baptist church. 

He moved to Barren County before June 1800, the date on which he joined Mount Tabor Baptist church. Though he was not literate, Mount Tabor licensed Locke to preach in September 1800. At this point, Lock began to teach himself to read and write and in March 1802, Mount Tabor ordained him and in May 1803 he was made a pastor. He pastored a number of Baptist churches in the Green River section of Kentucky up to his death in Barren County on 18 January 1845.

In 1833, Jesse Brooks served as a messenger from Glasgow Baptist church to a local Baptist association meeting.[38] It’s this record that suggests to me that after the Glasgow church was formed, Jesse and his family began attending that church instead of Mount Tabor. 

Jesse Brooks’s family is enumerated on the 1840 federal census in Barren County.[39] The household contains a male under 5, two males 5-9, one male 10-14, one male 20-29, and one male 50-59, as well as one female 5-9, one female 15-19, two females 20-29, and one female 50-59. Four family members are employed in agriculture. 

Enumerated next to Jesse in 1840 is the Henry Eubank (1795-1876) to whom Jesse made a mortgage in 1830. Their proximity in 1840 and the 1830 mortgage make me wonder whether Jesse was farming land that belonged to Eubank during these years. Minutes of the first associational meeting of Liberty Baptist Association, held at the Mount Tabor church in July-August 1840, state that Henry Eubank was a messenger from Glasgow Baptist church to this associational meeting.[40] In 1853, Eubank succeeded his father-in-law Richard Garnett as clerk of the Liberty Association.[41]

Throughout the 1840s and 1850s, Jesse Brooks continues appearing on the tax list in Barren County without land.[42] From 1841 forward, he is given the designation Senr. (though not always uniformly), since his son Jesse Junr. had come of age and was to marry in 1842. Jesse drops from the Barren County tax list after 1856, and it’s perhaps at this point that he moved to Edmonson County where his oldest daughter Elizabeth and her husband Rev. Jacob Locke Jr. moved between 1850 and 1860, and where he spent his final years, dying in Edmonson in January 1860. Edmonson borders Barren County on the north, by the way.

As noted previously, Jesse Brooks and his family are enumerated on the 1850 federal census in Barren County.[43] As stated above, this census gives Jesse’s age as 67 and states that he was a farmer who was born in Virginia. Wife Mary is 65 and was also born in Virginia. In the household with Jacob and Mary is their youngest daughter Rebecca, 26, born in Kentucky. Living next door to Jesse and Mary in 1850 is their daughter Elizabeth with husband Jacob Locke — another indicator, it seems to me, that when Jacob and Elizabeth moved to Edmonson County by 1860 (they appear on the federal census in 1860 in Edmonson), Jesse moved with them to Edmonson. The disappearance of Jesse from the Barren tax list after 1856 could possibly indicate that Mary died around that time and that Jacob and Elizabeth Brooks Locke then took her father Jesse to live with them.

As has been stated previously, Jesse Brooks died of dropsy in Edmonson County, Kentucky, on 30 January 1860.[44] I have not found burial information for him or wife Mary. My next posting will provide information about the children of Jesse Brooks.

[1] See Kentucky State Archives, Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records (1852-1910), microfilm #994063, available digitally at Ancestry in the database Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965 (Edmonson County Deaths 1859-1860). Jesse Brooks’s death record, from the preceding source, is abstracted in Kenneth H. Lee, Jacob’s People (Glasgow, Kentucky: Kenneth H. Lee, 198?; repr. Glasgow, Kentucky: Sandra K. Gorin, 1995), p. 74. The edition reprinted by Gorin has the title Another Look at Jacob’s People.

[2] 1850 federal census, Barren County, Kentucky, p. 318, 1st division (dwelling 167/family 176; 26 July).  

[3] 1860 federal mortality schedule, Edmonson County, Kentucky, p. 151.

[4] Wythe County, Virginia, personal property tax list, 1803, unpaginated, digital copy online at FamilySearch.

[5] Ibid., 1804, unpaginated, digital copy online at the Family Search site.

[6] Wythe County, Virginia, Will Bk. 1, pp. 308-9.

[7] Wythe County, Virginia, Court Order Bk. 1801-5, p. 446; and ibid., pp. 312-3.

[8] Wythe County, Virginia, personal property tax list, 1805, unpaginated, digital copy online at FamilySearch.

[9] See supra, n. 7.

[10] Wythe County, Virginia, Court Order Bk. 1801-5, p. 542.

[11] Ibid., p. 549.

[12] Ibid., Bk. 1805-8, unpaginated. To my eye, the date given for the court session in the original order books (digitized at FamilySearch) is 1 August. Mary B. Kegley reads it as 12 August: see Mary B. Kegley, Abstracts of Court Orders of Wythe County, Virginia, vol. 1: 1790-1791, 1795-1810 (Wytheville: Kegley Books, 1996), p. 136.

[13] Wythe County, Virginia, Deed Bk. 5, pp. 67-9.

[14] Wythe County, Virginia, personal property tax list, 1806, unpaginated, digital copy online at FamilySearch.

[15] Ibid., 1807, unpaginated, digital copy online at FamilySearch.

[16] Wythe County, Virginia, Court Order Bk. 1805-1808, p. 336.

[17] Ibid., Bk. 1809-1812, p. 15.

[18] Kegley, Abstracts of Court Orders of Wythe County, Virginia, vol. 1: 1790-1791, 1795-1810, p. 170.  

[19] Wythe County, Virginia, Court Order Bk. 1809-1812, p. 153.

[20] Wythe County, Virginia, personal property tax list, 1810, unpaginated, available digitally at FamilySearch; and 1810 federal census Wythe County, Virginia, p. 273. Jesse Brooks’s household contains three males under 10, one female under 10, and one female 16-25.

[21] Geraldine Chapman Denison, et al., The History of Mount Tabor Baptist Church: Oldest Church in Barren County (Glasgow: South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society, 1988), p. 28. 

[22] J.H. Spencer, A History of Kentucky Baptists, vol. 1 (Cincinnati: J.H. Spencer, 1886), pp. 388-9.

[23] This information is in a 20 July 1994 letter Corinne Crider of Corsicana, Texas, sent to me. I have not found the original document she’s citing.

[24] C. P. Cawthorn and N. L. Warnell, Pioneer Baptist Church Records of South-Central Kentucky and the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee, 1799-1899 (Gallatin, Tennessee: Church History Research & Archives, 1987), pp. 497-8.

[25] 1820 federal census, Wayne County, Kentucky, p. 104.

[26] See Sandra K. Gorin, Mt. Tabor Church Minutes, Barren County, Kentucky (Glasgow, Kentucky: Gorin Genealogical, 1994), p. 164. See also Denison, et al., The History of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, on the history of Mount Tabor.

[27] Denison, et al., The History of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, p. 313. See also Spencer, A History of Kentucky Baptists, vol. 1, pp. 384- 9; and “Mt. Tabor Church,” at the Jordan Family Tree website.

[28] Barren County, Kentucky, personal property tax list, 1823, p. 6; available digitally at FamilySearch.

[29] Ibid., 1824, available digitally at FamilySearch; 1825, p. 3, available digitally at FamilySearch; 1826, p. 6, available digitally at FamilySearch;  1827, p. 7, available digitally at FamilySearch;  1828, p. 10, available digitally at FamilySearch; 1829, p. 5, available digitally at FamilySearch.  

[30] Ibid., 1833, p. 8; 1834, p. 3;  1835, p. 7; 1836, p. 8. The links I am providing point to digital images of the original documents at FamilySearch. There are no extant tax lists for Barren County in 1837-9. After 1828, the tax lists skip to 1833.

[31] Barren County, Kentucky, Will Bk. 3, p. 50.

[32] Albemarle County, Virginia, Will Bk. 3, pp. 156, 163.

[33] 1830 federal census, Barren County, Virginia, p. 148.

[34] Barren County, Kentucky, Mortgage Bk. 1, p. 220. See Gladys Benedict Wilson, Barren County, Kentucky, Mortgage Book No. 1, 1829-1833 (Glasgow, Kentucky; 1979), p. 84.

[35] Barren County, Kentucky, Marriage File 5, 1831, available digitally at FamilySearch. See also Barren County, Kentucky, Marriage  Register Bk. 1, p. 105, available digitally at FamilySearch

[36] Barren County, Kentucky, Marriage File 6, 1836, available digitally at FamilySearch.

[37] James P. Brooks, The Biography of Elder Jacob Locke, Barren County, Kentucky (Glasgow, KY: Times Print, 1881); and Spencer, History of Kentucky Baptists, vol. 1, pp. 386-7.

[38] Cawthorn and N. L. Warnell, Pioneer Baptist Church Records of South-Central Kentucky and the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee, p. 104.

[39] 1840 federal census, Barren County, Kentucky, p. 158. 

[40] Minutes of the First Annual Session of the Liberty Association of United Baptists, Held at Mount Tabor, Barren County, Ky., on the 31st of July and 1st and 2nd of August (Bowling Green: Macey, 1840), p. 3.

[41] Spencer, History of Kentucky Baptists, vol. 2, p. 118.

[42] Barren County, Kentucky, personal property tax list, 1841, p. 2; 1842, p. 60; 1843, p. 1; 1844, p. 1; 1845, p. 2 ; 1846, p. 2; 1847, p. 1; 1848, p. 2; 1849, p. 1; 1850, p. 2; 1851, p. 58; 1852, p. 30; 1853, p. 3; 1854, p. 2; 1855, p. 8; 1856, p. 4. Links point to the digital copies of the original tax lists at FamilySearch.

[43] See supra, n. 2.

[44] See supra, n. 1.

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