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Coosenberry Ferry Court Document 1815

Coosenberry Ferry Court Document 1815

Posted: 974548800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993330063000
I received the following court document from the Harrison County Historical Society. Can any one help me with where this would be on a map? Any of the names sound familiar?

"To the County Court H. County ? ? 1815
We two of the viewers appointed by the County Court of Harrison County to view mark out report to court a way for a public road from Henry Coosenberry's ferry on the Ohio River to intersect the public road from Norris's ferry to Corydon near Eckhard make the following report to wit; That we commence at said ferry, thence thro' the Gap of Musquito's Creek thence on the marked line between H. Heth & David Young to Peter McEnloski (?) corner on said line thence a northwestwardly course to intersect this public road from Norris's ferry to Corydon near Eckard. That we have marked said way and that it is our opinion the road if established will be of no injury to the land of any one but will be of public and neighbourhood advantage benefit and not burthersome to the Township thro' which it runs.
Isaac Ferrel
Paul French [their signatures]
Sworn to in open court [can't read signature]
[Transcribed from copy of document by Dawn Hills, Nov 2000]

Re: Coosenberry Ferry Court Document 1815

Gary Barton (View posts)
Posted: 1048096518000
Classification: Query
Here is additonal information about Paul FRENCH (my gggg grandfather) in the above document. Contact me for references. Gary Barton.

1. Paul FRENCH. Born in 1770-80. Paul died in Milton, Pike County, Illinois. Occupation: Farmer.

Nelson County, Kentucky
1799 - FRENCH, Paul married Lucy ABLE (her next friend, Thomas POLKE). Surety, Thomas POLKE. Consent for Paul FRENCH signed by his parents, John STONE and Rebekah STONE. Witnesses, Thomas POLKE and Greenberry GRIFFIN. December 10, 1799. Marriage Bonds of Nelson County, Kentucky. (see Research Notes for STONE family)
1800 - US Census, no Twp given
Paul, no page number
Hardin County, Kentucky
1805 - DEED: Paul French to John Hibbs, Hardin Co., Ky. 18 OCT 1805 Hardin Co. Deed Book C p. 124. Paul FRENCH of Hardin Co. to John HIBBS of the County and State aforesaid. That for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred (doesn’t say one hundred what!) to him in hand paid hath granted bargained and sold a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and forty acres more or less situate lying and being in Hardin County on the waters of Dorrets run adjoining Ruben CAMPS... bounded by the line of George PAUL’s settlement... to MYER’s Corner.
Recorded 18 Oct 1805 Hardin Co. KY Court
Dec 2001 <>;
1812 - The FRENCH and ELLEDGE families were neighbors in Kentucky and both families moved about the same time (just prior to the War of 1812) across the Ohio river into the Territory of Indiana, locating in Harrison county, and near New Albany.
1815 - Amanda FRENCH born. “Amanda FRENCH, who married two of the ELLEDGEs, belonged to a family that experienced many hardships in the pioneer days of Kentucky, where her forebears engaged in many a bloody affray with the Indians. The families of ELLEDGE and FRENCH intermarried in a very early day. In Pioneer Families of Missouri is a record of Joseph ELLEDGE (a brother of Francis ELLDGE who married Charity BOONE) and Sally A. FRENCH, a daughter of William FRENCH of South Carolina, who was either a brother or uncle of Paul FRENCH, father of Amanda. William FRENCH died and his widow and her children removed to Warren county, East Tennessee, in 1795, some of the children later marrying and settling in Callaway county, Misouri, in the Boone, Scholl and Callaway settlement.”
Harrison County, Indiana
1810 - US Census, Exeter Township
Paul, no page number
1820 - US Census, South Division, page 44
00-10/2 1810-1820
10-16/2 1804-1810
16-26/1 1794-1804
45-00/1 17xx-1775 Paul
10-16/2 1804-1810
16-26/1 1794-1804
45-00/1 17xx-1775 Lucy
total 10
2 person engaged in agriculture
1830 - US Census, Boone Township, page 102
05-10/1 1820-1825
50-60/1 1770-1780 Paul
05-10/1 1820-1825
10-15/3 1815-1820
15-20/1 1810-1815
20-30/1 1800-1810
40-50/1 1780-1790 Lucy
total/9, Jacob is also listed on this same page.
Pike County, Illinois
1840 - US Census, page 109
15-20/1 1820-1825
20-30/1 1820-1830
60-70/1 1770-1780 Paul
15-20/1 1820-1825
20-30/2 1820-1830
50-60/1 1780-1790 Lucy
total 7
agriculture 3
1841 - In August 1841, Paul and Lucy FRENCH sold their forty acres for $200.00.
1842 - The Porbate of John S. FRENCH:
Paul FRENCH, the Probate (1842) of John S. FRENCH, was a witness on two documents. He was the witness to Pamelia FRENCH giving up her right to administrate the Probate of her husband John S. FRENCH and giving that right to Jesse LESTER and Milo FRENCH. 16 May 1842.
A note from Jesse LESTER and Milo FRENCH, administrators, to Pamelia FRENCH, receiving described property (personal items, not land), her X for a signature, and Paul FRENCH a witness. 7 Jun 1842.
Jacob L. FRENCH, another son (proven) of Paul FRENCH, witnessed another document in the Probate of John S. FRENCH. 30 May 1842.
1843 - “He and his good wife were brought to this State by their son Jacob in 1843, and after spending some time on a farm removed to Milton, where both died.” note this date is incorrect as Paul was Pike county in the 1840 US Census. Paul and Lucy FRENCH are not in the 1850 US Census and must of died between 1842 and 1850. gjb Mar 2003

On 10 Dec 1799 when Paul was 29, he married Lucy ABELL, daughter of Peter ABELL & Lucy CARMAN, in Nelson County, Kentucky. Born on 25 Oct 1769 in Saint Mary's, Maryland. Lucy died in Milton, Pike County, Illinois.

They had the following children:
2 i. Jacob L. (1800-1883)
3 ii. John S. (1808-1842)
4 iii. Amanda (1815-1890)
5 iv. Mary Eleanor (1819-1880)
6 v. Milo (1822-1849)
7 vi. Nancy (1823-)
8 vii. James P. (1827-1881)

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