- [S412] Eula Richardson Hasskarl, Shelby County Kentucky Marriages 1792-1833 (May, 1983), Page 42, Marriage of Wm Barnhill and Ruth Boone, Garril Louis Kueber Sr.
Barnhill, Wm and Ruth Boone, daughter of Josiah Boone married 22 February 1810, bondsman- Josiah Boone.
- [S911] Woodford County Kentucky Marriages 1788-1850 (The Researchers), page 3, Marriage of William Bohannon and Jane Wilcoxen, Garril Louis Kueber Sr.
William Bohannon and Jane Wilcoxen, 9 Feb 1808.
- [S935] Charles B Heineman, 1790 Kentucky Tax Lists (Southern Book Co, Baltimore),1956, New Orleans Public Library possibly.
- [S965] J. Estelle Stewart King, Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories (Genealogical Publishing Company),1961, page 70, New Orleans Public Library.
Franklin County, page 70, book A
Cook, Margaret. Will dated 11 Mar 1797. Probate date Feb 1798. Children: Rachel Murphy, Bathsheba Dunn, Helen Bohannon, Rhoda Jamison, William, Seth, Margaret Hacket, Abraham, Uncie Miles. Grandsons: William Cook, Seth Cook (sons of Jesse Cook, deceased), Hosea Cook (son of Hosea Cook, deceased). Executors: sons William, Seth. Witnesses: John Lewis, John Miles, John Buckhannon. Appraisers: James Porter, John Stephens, Henry Crutcher.
- [S1824] "Woodford County Marriages 1789-1823 (excerpted from History of Woodford County by William E Railey).," Kentucky Ancestors Kentucky Ancestors, Volume 22-2 page 106, Woodford County Marriages 1789-1823 (excerpted from History of Woodford County by William E Railey).
- [S1825] Kentucky Ancestors, "Index of marriages 1789-1823 (excerpt from History of Woodford County by William E Railey).," Kentucky Ancestors Vol 22-1 page 23.
- [S2014] Family Tree Maker File on Benjamin Griffith, , received January 21, 2001.
- [S2660] William G Scroggins, John Bohannon (1755-1832), this source can be viewed at http://wgscroggins.kueber.us/Bohannon2_John_born_1755.pdf, Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated July 30, 1998,.
- [S2852] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook jr (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Bedford County, Virginia,William Cook will,page 8,
John Bohannon, Joshua Bohannon and William Dunn, who witnessed the will of William Cook of Bedford County, Virginia, on 04 March 1776, must have been the sons-in-law of William Cook, Jr. John, who married Helen Cook, was the brother of Joshua, who married Rhoda Cook. Bathsheba Cook married William Dunn. This strongly suggests that William Cook of Bedford County was related to William Cook, Jr. who lived in adjoining Henry County at this time. Proved on 16 September 1777, the will of William Cook of Bedford County indicates that he was unmarried and probably a young man. He appointed his father John Cook as executor of his small estate, which included a white mare that he left to his brother John Cook, Jr., with the stipulation that, if John should not return from the war, the mare was to go the child of his brother's wife, who was pregnant at the time the will was written. The rest of his effects were to be distributed to his other brothers and sisters by his father John Cook. William Cook of Bedford County appears to have been of the same generation as Helen Cook Bohannon and her siblings, so perhaps his father John was a brother of William Cook, Jr. of Henry County. (Bedford County Will, Virginia, Book 1, page 6.),.
- [S2854] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Woodford County, Kentucky,tax lists 1790-94,pages 12-13,
Margaret Cook was assessed for taxes in Woodford County in 1790, with her sons Jesse (Josey), Hosea (Hosey), Seth and William; her probable brother, John Jones; and her son-in-law, John Bohannon. The widows of Jesse and Hosea Cook were listed in 1792:
Apr 25 Josey Cook 1 white male over 21; 1 white male 16-21
May 22 Margaret Cook 2 horses
May 22 Hosey Cook 1 white male over 21; 1 horse
May 22 Seth Cook 1 white male over 21; 1 horse
May 22 William Cook 1 white male over 21; 1 horse
May 28 John Jones 1 white male over 21; 2 horses
Sep 24 John Bohannon 1 white male over 21; 1 black male under 16; 1 horse
Apr 9 Jesse Cook 1 white male over 21; 2 horses
Apr 25 John Buckhannon 1 white male over 21; 1 black male under 16; 1 horse
Sep 25 Margaret Cook 3 horses
Sep 25 Hosea Cook 1 white male over 21; 2 horses
Sep 25 William Cook 1 white male over 21; 3 horses
Sep 25 Seth Cook 1 white male over 21; 1 horse
Margaret Cook 1 white male 16-21; 3 blacks; 3 black males under 16; 1 horse; 20 cattle; 65 acres
Seth Cook 1 white male over 21; 3 horses; 7 cattle
William Cook 1 white male over 21; 2 horses; 5 cattle
Elizabeth Cook 2 horses; 13 cattle; 30 acres
Elizabeth Cook 1 black; 1 black male under 16; 3 horses; 4 cattle
John Bohannon 1 white male over 21; 2 blacks; 1 horse; 20 cattle
Margaret Cook was on another Woodford County tax list for 1792:
Sep 10 Margaret Cook 1 white male 16-21; 3 blacks; 3 black males under 16; 1 horse, 20 cattle; 65 acres
Aug 19 Margaret Cook 1 white male 16-21; 3 blacks; 3 black males under 16; 3 horses; 14 cattle; 100 acres
May 15 Margaret Cook 1 white male 16-21; 3 blacks; 3 black males under 16; 8 horses; 10 cattle; 70 acres Woodford County,.
- [S2860] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Franklin County, Kentucky, Will Book 1, page 18,Margaret Jones Cook will,pages 20-21,
I Margaret Cook of Franklin county in the State of Kentucky, being very weakly in body but of perfect mind and memory Do constitute and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner and form (after all my lawful debts is paid) First I give fifteen pounds to William Cook fifteen to Seth Cook sons of my son Jesse Cook Decd and fifteen to Hosea Cook son of my son Hosea Cook Decd to be paid to them when they come to full age to be paid without any Interest Secondly the remaining part of my Estate both real and personal to be sold and all my bonds bills dues and demands to be collected and the whole amount to be equally Divided among my Nine children viz Rachel Murphy Bathsheba Dunn Helin Bohannon Rhoda Jamison William Cook Seth Cook Margaret Hacket Abraham Cook and Unice Miles Tho' Bathsheba Dunn's part is to be kept in the hands of the Executors and let to her as in their opinion she may immediately need it for own personal use and at her death the remainder of her part if any to be given to her Children only her husband William Dunn is to have one shilling Rhoda Jamison's part I give to her and her heirs born of her body Helin Bohannan has received sixteen pounds that is to be counted in her part And I do hereby appoint and Constitute my trusty and beloved sons William Cook Seth Cook and Abraham Cook my whole and sole Executors to execute this my last will and testament according to the manner and form herein directed
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this 11th March 1797
In presence of her
Joseph Lewis Margaret X Cook (Seal)
John Miles mark
John X Bohannan
At a Court held for Franklin County on Tuesday the 20th day of February 1798 the last will and testament of Margaret Cook which was proven in Court before was now fully proven by Joseph Lewis one of the subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded
Daniel Weisiger Clerk,.
- [S2861] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,Franklin County, Kentucky,Margaret Jones Cook inventory of estate,pages 21-22,
The inventory of the estate of Margaret Cook was dated 15 August 1797:
An Inventory of the Estate of Margaret Cook Deceased £. s. d.
A Negro boy 65
A brown Mare & Colt 28
a young bay horse 13£. A young brown do 13£. 26
A Cow Called Pink & yearling 5 10
A brindle Cow & yearling 5 10
A pided Cow & Calf 4
a small pided steer 1 10
a small brindle Cow 3 15
A white steer £4. An Old brindled Cow & Calf £4.6 8 6
A sow & 4 shoats £1.15. Three barrows £2.14 4 9
A sow and five shoats £1.12. An old pot 10/ 2 2
One small Iron Oven 5
Amount £154 7
Amount brought forward £154 7
1 large pot 15/ A large Iron Oven 4/. A Choping axe 12/ 1 11
1 Iron shovel 3/. 1 hoe 5/. A sythe & hanging 4/6 12 6
2 branding Irons 4/6. 1 Weading hoe 8/ 12 6
1 set of plow Irons & fruz Irons 2£ 2 Clevys 6/ 2 6
1 shovel plow 6/. 2 flat Irons 10/. 1 old handsaw 3/ 19
A pair of Cart wheels 2£.10. 1 Bee hive 12/. 3 2
Bowls, plates, earthen Tea ware &c. 1 4
3 basons 1£.10. 2 Do. 10/ 3 Dishes 18/ 2 18
8 spoons 3/. 6 new plates 1£. 6 old Do. 10/ 1 13
Candle sticks Old knives shares &c. 3/. 2 tin cups 1/ 4
1 pitcher 1/6. 2 Juggs 3/. A pair Cotten Cards 4/6 9
1 Chisel & 1 Augur 4/. 2 pair window hinges 5/ 9
1 loom reed 5/. 2 locks 5/. a parcel hinges 5/. 15
1 old loom reed 3/. 1 wash tub & 3 pails 10/. 13
1 bed Tick 9/. 1 stuff bed quilt £1.15 2 4
1 side of Leather 9/. 2 meal baggs 6/ 15
1 lb blue wool 2/6. 1 side leather 9/. 2 chains 3/ 14 6
1 Table 12/. 1 looking Glass 9/. 1 bridle 3/ 1 4
1 bed stead 6/. 1 Chest 10/. 1 bedstead 15/ 1 11
6 paynes of Glass 6/. Desk 2£. Cupboard 3£. 5 6
2 Churns, 2 barrells 10/. 1 hay stack 2£.5 2 15
Standing Crop 9 6
Steelyards 12/. 1 bell 3/. 2 old hogs 2/ 17
1 feather bed and Cloathing 7
1 Rugg 3£. 1 Table Cloth 3/. 1 earthin bot 2/ 3 5
Two Turkeys 6/. 1 bed tick 12/ 18
Amount £207 8 6
By us being duly Sworn Augt. 15th 1797.
At a Court held Franklin County on Wednesday the 16 day of August 1797 Agreeable to an Order of Court directed to John Stephens James Porter Giles Samuel & Henry Croucher to appraise the personal Estate of Margaret Cook Deceased who having reported that the said Estate amounted to £207.8s.6 as per Inventory
- [S2871] William G Scroggins, File on William Cook (1730-1790), Garril Louis Kueber Sr,unpublished, last updated August 20, 1998,pages 13-15, excerpt from History of Kentucky, Lewis Collins, 1847, revised Richard S. Collins, A.M., LL.B., 1874, reprinted Kentuckye Imprints, Berea, KY, 1976, Volume II.,
Female Heroism. - The facts in the following account of an attack on Innis' settlement, near Frankfort, in April, 1792, are derived from the Rev. Abraham Cook, a venerable minister of the Baptist church, himself a pioneer, who died in 1855, 90 years of age, and the brother of Jesse and Hosea Cook, the husbands of the two intrepid and heroic females whose bravery is here recorded:
Some five or six years previous to the occurrence of the event named, a settlement was commenced on South Elkhorn, a short distance above its junction with the North fork, which, though not very strong, was considered a sort of asylum from Indian invasion. About Christmas in the year 1791, two brothers, Jesse and Hosea Cook and their families, their brothers-in-law, Lewis Mastin and family, and William Dunn and part of his family, with William Bledsoe and family, moved to Main Elkhorn, about three miles from the above named place, and formed a settlement in a bottom there, known as Innis' bottom. A man by the name of Farmer, with his family, shortly after made a settlement a short distance lower down the creek; and an overseer and three negroes had been placed on an improvement of Colonel Innis' a short distance above. The new settlement was between three and four miles from Frankfort, at that time containing but a few families. It was composed of newly married persons, some with and others without children. They had been exempt from Indian depredations up to the 28th of April, 1792, although a solitary Indian on horseback, had passed it in the night, during the preceding winter. The two Cooks settled in cabins close together; Mastin and Bledsoe occupied double cabins some three hundred yards from the Cooks; the cabin of Dunn was about three hundred yards from those above named, and Farmer's about the same distance below the Cooks; while Innis' overseer and negroes were located about three-fourths of a mile above.
On the day above mentioned (the 28th of April, 1792), an attack was made on three several points of the settlement, almost simultaneously, by about one hundred Indians. The first onset was made upon the Cooks. The brothers were near their cabins, one engaged in shearing sheep, the other looking on. The sharp crack of rifles was the first intimation of the proximity of the Indians; and that fire was fatal to the brothers - the elder fell dead, and the younger was mortally wounded, but enabled to reach the cabin. The two Mrs. Cooks, with three children, (two whites and one black), were instantly collected in the house, and the door, a very strong one, made secure. The Indians, unable to enter, discharged their rifles at the door, but without injury, as the balls did not penetrate through the thick boards of which it was constructed. They then attempted to cut it down with their tomahawks, but with no better success. While these things occurred without, there was deep sorrow, mingled with fearless determination and high resolve within. The younger Cook, mortally wounded, immediately the door was barred, sunk down on the floor, and breathed his last; and the two Mrs. Cooks were left the sole defenders of the cabin, with the three children. There was a rifle in the house, but no balls could be found. In this extremity, one of the women got hold of a musket ball, and placing it between her teeth, actually bit it into two pieces. With one she instantly loaded the rifle. The Indians, failing in their attempts to cut down the door, had retired a few paces in front, doubtless to consult upon their future operations. One seated himself upon a log, apparently apprehending no danger from within. Observing him, Mrs. Cook took aim from a narrow aperture and fired, when the Indian gave a loud yell, bounded high in the air, and fell dead. This infuriated the savages, who threatened (for they could speak English) to burn the house and all the inmates. Several speedily climbed to the top of the cabin, and kindled a fire on the boards of the roof. The devouring element began to take effect, and with less determined and resolute courage within, the certain destruction of the cabin and the death of the inmates, must have been the consequence. But the self possession and intrepidity of these Spartan females were equal to the occasion. One of them instantly ascended to the loft, and the other handed her water, with which she extinguished the fire. Again and again the roof was fired, and as often extinguished. The water failing, the undaunted woman called for some eggs, which were broken and the contents thrown upon the fire, for a time holding the flames at bay. Their next resource was the bloody waistcoat of the husband and brother-in-law, who lay dead upon the floor. The blood with which this was profusely saturated, checked the progress of the flames - but, as they appeared speedily to be gathering strength, another, and the last expedient * * * * * proved successful. The savage foe yielded, and the fruitful expedients of female courage triumphed. One Indian, in bitter disappointment, fired at his unseen enemy through the boards, but did not injure her, when the whole immediately descended from the roof.
About the time the attack commenced, a young man named McAndre, escaped on horseback in view of the Indians, who, it was supposed, would give the alarm to the older neighboring settlement. As soon as they descended from the house-top, a few climbed some contiguous trees, and instituted a sharp look-out. While in the trees, one of them fired a second ball into the loft of the cabin, which cut to pieces a bundle of yarn hanging near the head of Mrs. Cook, but without doing further injury. Soon after, they threw the body of the dead Indian into the adjacent creek, and precipitately fled.
A few moments after the Cooks were attacked, Mastin, in conversation with McAndre near his cabin, was fired upon and wounded in the knee; but not so badly as to disable him. He commenced a rapid retreat to his house, but received a second shot, which instantly killed him. McAndre escaped on horseback, and carried with him to the old settlement one of Mastin's small children. Dunn and two of his sons, one aged sixteen and the other nine years, the only members of the family then in the bottom, not having been observed by the Indians when the attack commenced, escaped to the woods and separated. The old man made his way safely to the older settlement, but the boys were afterwards discovered by the Indians, and both murdered. One of the negroes at Innis's quarter, being sick, was killed, and the two others taken captive, (the overseer being absent). Of the captives, one died among the Indians, and the other returned to his master. The survivors of this infant colony were taken to the older settlement, and found all the kindness and hospitality so characteristic of pioneer life.,.
- [S3929] Unknown author, Scroggins1-Cook File (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4009] Unknown author, Thru The Bible with J. Vernon McGee (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4342] Unknown author, FGS John Murphy (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4343] Maggie Sallee, Some history of the Wallace, Murphy and Cooke families (1600-1957) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4405] Unknown author, Descendants of William Murphy (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4427] Unknown author, The Davies Family (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
- [S4656] Unknown author, Where I Came From (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).