The Estate of Elijah Daniel
of
Trigg County KY

These are transcribed, as literally as I can, from Will Book A of Trigg County. My remarks are in [straight brackets].
pp. 48-49
Appraisement of the Estate of E. Daniel Decd
Ex'd & filed
Trigg County Towit
This day personally appeared before me the undersigned an acting Justice of the peace in & for the County aforesaid John McCaughan, Samuel Goodwin Sr. and William Hopson and were severally duly qualified according to Law as appraisers of the estate of Elijah Daniel Decd in conformity with an order of the Trigg county Court. Given under my hand this 14th day of November 1822. S. S. Lander

"Agreeably to an order of the Trigg County Court at their Oct Term 1822 We the undersigned Met at the former Dwelling house of Elijah Daniel Decd, and after being first duly Sworn proceeded to Value the following Items of property Exhibited to us as part of the Estate of the deceased &c viz
21 fating [sic] hogs we say is worth $3 and fifty cents apiece73.50
also 5 f-atning Hogs is worth $3.75 cents apiece18.75
50 Head of Stock hogs, pigs, Shoats, Sows &[c], $150.
26 Head of Sheep worth $2 a head52.
Eleven Cows we say is worth $10 a head110.
One yoke of Oxen three years old worth $2525.
four two year old Steers One two year old Bull and two year old heifer at $5 a head30.
five head of young Calves is worth $2 a head10.
One black mare four years old worth $6060.
One old Gray Horse worth $11.
One three year old Sorrel Horse blind of one Eye worth50.
One clay bunk Mare five years old worth $7575.
One two year old Sorrel Horse colt worth $6060.
One gray Mare & her colt is worth $30$30.
One bay Mare that B. Goode recd is worth $8585.
120 Barrels of corn at McAtee worth 125 cents per Barrel150.
46 1/2 Barrels of corn at Francis Ladds worth $1 25 cents per Barrel58.12 1/2
140 Barrels of Corn in two cribs at the old place worth 125 cts pr B.175.
three barshear plows is worth $2 50 cents a piece7.50
three Horse plows & one old barshear worth $33.
One pare of ox cart wheels worth $1818.
One pair Ditto worth $55.
two weeding Hoes one Matlock & one [blank] we say is worth 4.754.75
two weeding Hoes worth 50 cents.50
34 head of Geese is worth $1515.
One Bell & Collar worth $1.50 cents1.50
two do worth $22.
two old axes worth $2.502.50
One Rifle Gun worth $1515.
one writing desk & Book case at $1010.
one corner cupbord at $1010.
one folding table at $88.
one plain table at $22.
12 chairs worth 57 cents apiece4.44
One poplar chest worth $44.
One long poster bedsted, Bed & furniture worth [?$30][?30.]
one short Bed Stead, Bed & furniture worth [?30][?30.]
One trunk bedsted Bed & furniture at $2020.
One Short Bedstead & Bed and furniture at $2525.
One old chest at $1 50 cents1.50
two beds and their furniture @20$ a piece40.
One par [sic] of saddle Bags at $22.
One womans Saddle at $88.
One pair of fire Dogs at $11.
One coffee Mill at $22.
One tea Bord @ $1 50 cents1.50
One Cooking [blank] at $2 50 cents2.5
One funnel & candle Moat at 50 cents.50
Cupboard furniture plates, Cups & Saucers dishes &c 8$8.
One Loom & Geers is worth $1010.
One pot at #3 50 cents one oven at $25.50
One oven two pair hooks at $33.
One skillet & lid @ $1 50 cents One shaveing skillet 752.25
One pot at $1 50 cents1.50
two weeding Hoes and matlock [previous is x'd out] & Once [?gru]bbing hoe we say is worth4.75
One pair of swifts at $11.
One flax wheel at $44.
two tubs two churns & 1 salt barrel at $22.
One Reale at $1 50 cents1.50
One flax Brake at $1 two pair of geers at $45.
One keg at $1 one raw hide at $23.0
One Raw Hide at $2 one grindstone at $1.503.50
One pair of Double trees & [?Clevis] at $22.
One negro Girl named Mary Recd by Benj Goode is worth $400400.
One negro Mariah is worth $350350.
One negro girl Tilla is worth $375375.
One negro Boy Henry is worth $350350.
One negro girl Phillis is worth $350250.
[actually says 25. ]
One negro Woman Judy is worth $450450.
One negro boy Anthony is worth $200200.
One negro Woman Scilla & child is worth $600600.
One negro Girl Leathy is worth $500500.
One negro Man Sam is worth $700700.
One negro one [sic] Man Dave is worth $650650.
One Bed & furniture 7 Beadsted Recd by B. Goode at $37.5037.50
One Black Walnut chest Recd by B. Good2.50
two cows & a two year ole Heifer worthy $2626.
one Side Saddle & Bridle Recd by B. Goode worth $2020.
4 sheep Recd by B. Goode at $2 a head8.
6402.50?
[doesn't add up]

We do hereby certify that the foregoing articles of property was this day valued by us at the foregoing prices. Given under our hands this 14th day of November 1822. John McCaughan, William Hopson, Samuel Goodwin, appraisers. Geo Daniel Administrator of Elijah Daniel Decd

Trigg County Court To wit Clerks Office 14th April 1824 The foregoing Inventory of app[raise]ment of the Estate of Elijah Daniel Decd was on this day produced into Court and the same having been examined & approved by the Court was ordered to be recorded, In testimony whereof and that the same together with this certificate are truly recorded in my office of said County Court I have hereto set my hand. Will. Cannon T.C.C.


pp. 60-61
Record of Sale of the Estate of E. Daniel Decd
Ex'd & filed
Sale Book of the Estate of elijah Daniel Decd on the 15th of Nov 1822
John S. Lander 1 Barsh[er] plow $33.
Henry Lander 1 Barsh[er] plow $11.
James H. McDaniel to one how $11.
John Daniel Jr 1 Barshe[ar] plow3.25
Saml Campbell [2?] shovel plow?.??
Dawson Haggard one shovel plow?.??
one pair waggon wheels$8.25 cents8.25
Robert McFarland to 6 Hogs @ $2222.
James J. Morrison 2 Hogs $7.25 cents7.25
Hannah Lancaster to fifteen Hogs19.25
Robt West two Sows $7.12 cents7.12
Evander Johnson 14 shoats $1414.
Stephen L. Lander one colt21.87
John Campbell one gray Mare $36.5036.50
Thomas Woosley 10 Barrels corn $15.2515.25
Hendley Hadon one cow & calf9.50
John McAtee one black cow $1010.
Hendley Hadon one Bald [fo--] cow11.37
Richard Jones one cow at $8.258.25
One yearling steer at $55.
John Caldwell 2 two year old steers 16.16.
Dawson Haggard one yoke of two year old steers $9.25 cts9.25
Hendley Hadon one cow at $99.
Joel Robertson one cow & calf6.25
Wm. McAtee one Heifer at $3.373.37
Ephraim Hansberger 3 Barrows13.
Doctor [blank space] 12 Barrels corn $1.62 1/29.50
[should be 19.50]
Richard Jones 16 sheep $3131.
James Johnson & Francis B. Ladd To 34 Barrels of corn at $1.62 1/2 pr Bl56.
Mastin Dodson To 10 Barrels corn at $1.5015.
Do Do Do [" " "] 10 Bls $1.56 1/415.62
To 10 Barrels do at $1.56 1/4 cts15.62
To 10 Barrels do at same15.62
To 10 Barrels do at $1.62 1/216.25
To 10 Blbs [sic] Do at $162 1/216.50
To 10 Bls Do at $162 1/216.50
John McAtee To 10 Barrels corn at $162 1/216.50
Joseph Caldwell 20 Barrels corn $162 1/s32.50
Francis B. Ladd Rents the McGilvary place 23 1/4 acres at $2 pr acre $46.546.50
To Give possession 1st January 1824
Wm McAtee Rents [rest of line is dark at top of my copy]
To give possession 1st January 1824
Saml Goodwin Jr one rifle gun?.?
Burrel Woosley one blind Horse $4.254.25

The foregoing is a true list of articles of property sold on the 15th day of November 1822 in in part of the estate of Elijah Daniel Decd. Geo Daniel Admr of E. Daniel Decd

Trigg County Court Towit
Clerks Office 19th Apl 1824
The foregoing account of sale of the estate of Elijah Daniel Daniel [sic] Decd was on this day produced into Court the the same having been examined and approved by the Court was ordered to be recorded. In testimony whereof and that the same together with this certificate are truly recorded in My office of said County Court, I have hereto set my hand. Will Cannon T.C.C.


pp. 91-99
Elijah Daniel Decd acct of Sales
Examined and filed
At a sale of property at the late residence of Elijah Daniel Decd on the 26th & 27th days of November 1824, the following articles of property were sold to the highest bidders, on a credit of twelve months, for the following prices, towit:
John Daniel jr To 1 Plow at$2.25
same To one singletree & double tree 2.00
same To 1 pair of Gears at2.25
same To 1 pair do 2.65 1/2
same To 1 Cow at $1111.00
same To 1 Heifer at $4.87 1/? cents4.87 1/?
same To 1 Sow and piggs at5.00
same To 1 Skillet at.87 1/2
same To 1 oven at2.06 1/2
same To 1 Kettle at 3.62 1/23.62 1/2
same To 1 Wheel & one Table at 2.00
same To Cups and saucers & Dish at.93 3/4
same To 1 Bed and furniture at $4242.00
same To 1 Sow and pigs at4.00
same To 1 Jugg & 1 Axe at1.81 1/4
same To 1 Sett Knives and forks2.00
same To 1 Bed stead & 4 chairs at3.31 1/4
same To 1 Bed stead & 1 chest at2.75
Amt of John Daniel Jr's purchase$95.4?
[the full prices on this page are cut off, so I'm not indicating]
Joel Wilson one plough at $3
same To one pair harness & Tr-ees at
Joel Wilson To 1 Bell 1 clevis & single tree
same To 1 Loom at
John Luckey to 2 pails and one hoe at
Josiah [A./H.] Miller To 1 Bell at
same To 1 Cow and calf at
same To 1 shovel at
James Miller To 1 Saw & One hive at
Wiley wilson To 5 1st Choice of sheep
same To 1 Cupboard at
same To 1 Hammer & 1 Barrel
Seth P. Pool To 6 sheep 2nd choice
same To two hives, pepperbox and shears
same To one flax brake at 1.43
John Jannings To 1 Dimijon and Knippers
Elisha Ladd To 1 Cow at
same To 10 Barrels corn at
Doctor N. Avery To 1 Dictionary
Benjamin Goode To 1 yoke of oxen
same To 1 ox Cart at
same To 10 Bls corn at $13.40 cents
same To 10 Bls Do 13.40
same To 10 Do 13.40
same to 10 Do 13.80
same To 10 Do 13.40
same To 1 Stack & Shucks
same To 4 Harrow teeth at
Joseph Caldwell To 1 Cow and Calf
same To 1 Stack of Blades
same To 1 Do at $3
same To 1 Stack of Oats
same To 1 Stack Do
same To 1 Do at 1.50 cents
same To 2 Stacks Fodder $3.50 each
Burrel Woosley To 1 Cow and Calf
same to three pair of Harnes [sic]
same To 1 Post at $4
same To 1 axe and clevis 75 cents
same To 4 Bls corn at 1.50 cts pr Barrel
Samuel Goodwin Senr To 1 Steer
Henry Newton To three Hogs at
same To 4 Hogs, $12.62 1/2 cents
same To 1 Book and 1 Hoe
Agness Daniel To 1 Claybank mare
same To 1 Bed bed stead & furniture
George Daniel To 1 Sorrel Horse
same To 1 Bed & furniture
Thomas W. Hammond To 1 Black mare
same To 1 Tea Board
same To 1 pair And Irons
John McAtee To 1 Gray Horse
Anderson Sisemore To One Clock [not quite Recd, but]
same To 2 Chairs @1.50
John Campbell To 1 pair Swifts
same To 1 Candle stick &c
same To One Desk & book case13.50
John Haggard To [1?] Little wheel1.75
same To 1 pr of stilliards4.37 1/?
George Daniel To 2 pails and three Augers1.12 1/?
same To 1 looking Glass2.00
same To 1 old scythe and cradle.56
same To 1 Skillet.75
Anny Johnson To 1 Pott2.37 1/?
same To 1 Dish1.25
same To 1 Bottle &c1.43 3/4
same To 1 Coffee Mill2.00
Samuel Waltman To 1 Churn.50
Abner Gresham To 6 Plates1.50
same To one Axe and - 2.75
Daniel Guyn To 1 Table at7.62
Wm. Johnson To 10 Bls Corn13.30
same To 10 Do Do13.30
same To two old barrels2.50
Thomas Keany To 10 Barrels Corn$15.00
same To 1 Matlock2.50
Thomas McFarlan To 10 Bls corn13.30
Charles Jones To 1 large Chest6.50
Joseph Bullard To 10 Bals corn13.75
Evander Johnson To 1 Stack of oats4.00
William Hopson To 10 Bals. Corn13.22
same To 1 Grind stone1.50
Susan Daniel To 1 Bed & furniture33.50
Francis [sic] Daniel To 1 Bed & furniture33.50

The foregoing is a true account of sale on the 26th & 27th days of November 1824 at the late residence of Elijah Daniel Decd. T. W. Hammond Clk
Mons.[?] "The within was calcuted [sic] by the commissioners appointed to settle with me which took place on the 19th Decr 1825 to be $1008. 97 1/2 cents. G. Daniel"

State of Kentucky Trigg County. Towit
I William Cannon Clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid do certify that the foregoing account of the sales of the estate of Elijah Daniel deceased was on the nineteenth day of December 1825 returned into the said Trigg County Court by Geo. Daniel the administrator, and said account of sales being examined and approved by said Court was ordered to be recorded, and is thereupon, as is also this certificate truly admitted to record in my office. Given under my hand the date aforesaid. Will. Cannon, C.T.C.C.

Trigg County Court December Term 1824
On the Motion of George Daniel administrator of the estate of Elijah Daniel Deceased [line too dark at bottom of page] John McCaughan Senr, thomas W. Hammond, and [Charles Jones] be appointed commissioners after being first duly sworn before a magistrate to settle with said administrator his accounts upon oath of the administration of the estate of said decedent and make report to.
A copy - Teste Will Cannon C.T.C.C.

Trigg County Towit: Decr 17th 1825. This day, John McCaughan, Charles Jones, & Thomas W. Hammond personally appeared before me, and made oath according to law to discharge the duties required of them in the within order. P. Slaughter J.P.

Elijah Daniel Decd
Settlement with admr
Exam'd & filed
We the undersign'd [sic] commissioners, agreeable to the order of the Trigg County Court at the Decr term 1824, met at the house of Zadock Thomas in the town of Cadiz on the 17th day of Decr 1825 in order to discharge the duties enjoined on us in said order, and after being first duly sworn , do make this our report, to be returned on the 19th of Inst. We find the adm-tr chargeable with the following assets in his hands, viz, The amount of the first sale which took place on the 15th day of Dec 1822, and became due on the 15 Decr 1823 is $592.18 3/4
$592.18 3/4
[the full amounts on this page are cut off]
Inst on the above amt to this date70.??
The amount of sail which took place on the 26th of Nov 1824 and came due on the 26th of Nov 1825 is $1008.971008.97
Inst from 26th Nover 1825 to this date3.3?
The amount of note due on the estate of$40.??
Inst on said notes4.8?
To amount of accpt8.4?
The amount of rent due on the 25th day of Decr 1823158.??
Inst on the same18.??
The amount of rent for 1824104.??
Inst on same6.??
The rents for 1826 are not due
The amount of hire for negroes for the year 1823120.??
Inst on same14.??
The hire of negroes for the year 1824127.??
Inst on same7.??
The hire for negroes for 1825 is not due~~~
Total amount$2282.7?
Credit viz
No.1 By Benj. Goode part of the estate 612.53 cts$612.53
paid to him in items, paid to him according to the [?]provisement bill, and interest on the same as the amount is charged with the same 73.5073.50
No.2 By Jno. McGilvery note and Inst 106.45106.45
No.3 " Jno McGilvery note and Inst 59.12 1/259.12 1/2
$851.60 1/2
No.4 " Jno McGilvery note and Inst 59.12 1/259.12 1/2
No.5 " J. Wamack note and Inst 13.8513.85
No.6 " G. Looken note and Inst 11.2511.25
No.7 " Commissioner's note and Inst 16.9716.97
No.8 " Commissioner's note and Inst 16.12 1/216.12 1/2
No.9 " Robt Rogers note and Inst 27.2427.24
No.10 Per accpt Dr. Avery & Inst 35.0135.01
No.11 Per acct Dr. Hopson & Inst 46.6046.60
No.12 Per acct A. Thompson & Inst 8.44$8.44
No.13 Per acct J. Wates & Inst 5.505.50
No.14 Per acct J. McCaughan .58.58
No.15 Per acct Jas Wattis & Inst 1.401.40
No.16 Per acct Jos Caldwell & Inst 5.525.52
No.17 Per acct Jno Lander & Inst 5.305.30
No.18 Per acct A. Thompson & Inst 12.7812.78
No.19 Per acct D. Hines 6.506.50
No.20 Per acct S. Shryock .87.87
No.21 Per rect R. Houston & Inst 9.759.75
No.22 Per acctR. Houston & Inst 1.081.08
No.23 Per feebill Clerk 2.24 1/21.24 1/2
No.24 Per acct A. Boyd and Inst 5.935.93
No.25 Per acct Park and Richa [sic] & Inst 13.93 3/413.93 3/4
No.26 Per tax rects 1821 and 823 Inst 21.13 3/421.13 3/4
No.27 Per tax rect for 1822 Inst 8.96 1/28.96 1/2
$1798.691/2
No.28 To feebill 25 cts
No.29 To feebill 1.62 1/21.87 1/2
No.30 Per acct Jno Blakely & Inst4.37 1/2
No.31 Per acct A. Thompson & Inst2.183/4
No.32 Per acct Jno Daniel & Inst3.75
No.33 Per acct A. West1.25
No.34 Per acct P. & Richa & Inst6.50
No.35 Per acct Wm Johson [sic] & Inst3.75
No.36 Per acct Joel Wilson & Inst5.50
No.37 Per acct J. J. Poter [sic] & Inst11.11
No.38 Per acct J. J. Poter & Inst9.82
No.39 Per acct J. J. Pool & Inst6.91
No.40 Per acct A. West & Inst3.67 1/2
No.41 Per acct Robt McFarlan & Inst4.33
No.42 Per acct Wm Johnson & Inst4.03
No.43 Per acct S. Goodwin & Inst1.80
No.44 Per acct S. Goodwin & Inst1.12 1/2
No.45 Per note A. Thompson & Inst2.54
No.46 Per To feebill.12 1/2
No.47 Per Feebill.12 1/2
No.48 Tax and county levy due [due crossed out] for 18245.74
No.49 By acct containing several Items - this last accompt we have admitted tinout any vouchers to support it, except the admtr's accompt. which we believe to be correct and are fully satisfied that the Items war necessary for the use of the family, amounting to 85.421/2
No.50 By serves render'd by the admistr in the management of the estate160.00
The amount of the Admstr's credit$1603.69 3/4
The amount of the estate2282.71
Balance due the estate$679.01 1/4

We do hereby certify that we have settled with the Admstr of the Estate of Elijah Daniel Decd and after charging him with the amt. of the estate, Intrest, rents, negro hire &c from the time the assets came into his hands and after giving all just credits --- --ing him --- --- of 160 dollars for his services, we find balance due estate of $679.01 1/4 as above stated therefore make this our report. Given under our hands this day and date above writen. John McCaughan, T. W. Hammond, Charles Jones

[?A5?] agreeable to the information we have recd from the Admtr there was 16 Hogs and 140 barrels of corn returned in the appraisment bill, which was retained for the use of the family of Elijah Daniel Decd which heirs prepared to prove should it be required. John McCaughan, T. W. Hammond, Charles Jones

State of Kentucky
Trigg County Court
I William Cannon, Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that the annexed report of the commissioners appointed to settle wh George Daniel administrator of the estate of Elijah Daniel Decd was on the 19th day of December 1825 returned into said Trigg County court and haveing been examined by said Court was approved and ordered to be recorded and is thereupon, with this certificate, the order of Court appointing said commissioners & their qualification, truly admitted to record in my office. Given under my hand the date aforesaid. Will Cannon, C.T.C.C.

Division of the Estate of Elijah Daniel Decd & Settlement with Guardian of his Heirs
Examined & filed
Commr's Report
Trigg County Court December Term 1825
On the motion of John Daniel Junr, one of the heirs of Elijah Daniel Deceas'd and of George Daniel the guardian of the infant heirs of said decedent, It is ordered that John McCaughan, Samuel Goodwin Sr, William Hopson, Seth P. Pool and Joseph Caldwell or any three of them be and they are hereby appointed commissioners after being first duly sworn before a magistrate to divide the estate ["estate" crossed out, it meant to be "personal" or "real"] and personal estate of said Elijah Daniel deceased, among the Heirs of said decedent, and that said commissioners also settle with said George Daniel as guardian, his accounts upon oaths, and that they make report &c.
A Copy
Teste: Will Cannon C.T.C.C.

Trigg County towit: This day John McCaughan, Saml Goodwin Sr, Seth P. Pool, Wm. Hopson and Joseph Caldwell personally appeared before me, Thomas McFarlan, a Justice of the peace in and for the County of Trigg and took the oath prescribed by law to discharge the durties required of them in the within order, Decr 28th 1825. Thomas McFarlan J.P.

Agreeable to an order of the County Court of Trigg at their December term 1825 for the division of the negro property and personal estate of Elijah Daniel deceased amongst the heirs of said Estate, also of a settlement with George Daniel as guardian for the said heirs, We the undersigned commissioners met at the dwelling house of George Daniel in the County of Trigg on the 28th day of December 1825 and after first being duly sworn proceded to discharge the duty injoined in said order and finish on the 19 as is here represented in the following Exibits and accompts which we referd to each accompt as part of our report &c &c.
Amount of negro property as valued by us$4650.00
Amount in the hands of the guardian which was due the estate by him when acting as administrator on settlement679.01 1/4
Also one bed not reported in the former settlement46.50
Amount of rents, negro hire &c for the year 1825461.25
The estate [-r?] to three feebils$5836.76 1/4
No. 1, 2, 3, amount $13.04
To thirty dollars paid Benjamin Goode from Frances Daniel 30.00
43.04
$5193.72 1/4
To amount paid John Daniel for repairing the McGilvery place, year 182574.00
The amount of the negro and personal property as here stands$5719.72 1/4
The ninth part is $635.53 of the negro property and personal estate which is each heirs share of said estate - which is settled and disposed of agreeable to accounts.

John Daniel, Credit by his share of the Estate of E.D. d $635.53
To one Negro man, Dave $400.00
To ballance of his notes 235.53
paid John Daniel his share in full 635.53

Agnes Rite, formerly Agness Daniel, to Credit by her share of estate $635.53
To One negro woman and child named Sillar & Malinda 550.00
To accompt 85.53 --- 85.53
paid Agness Rite formerly Agness Daniel in full of E.D.D. $635.53

Green Daniel, Cr By his share of the E.E.D.D. $635.53
To one Negro girl Leathy $600.
To his accompt with the estate 35.53
635.53

Lucy Daniel, Credit by her share of the Estate of E.D.D. 635.53
To one negro girl Morriah $400
To amount of accompt paid to her 146.62 --- 546.62
amount of what Lucy Daniel has received
By ballance due her by her guardians 88.90
$635.53

Lewis Daniel Cr
By his share of the estate E.D.C. $635.53
To one Negro boy Henry $400.00
To the accompt 72.40
By ballance du to him by his guardian 163.13 --- 635.53

Jacob Daniel Cr By his pt of the estate 635.53
To negro man Sam $650
To amount of his a/c 75.25 --- 725.25 [sic]
To Bals due by him to his guardian $89.72

Susan Daniel Cr By her share of the Estate $635.53
To negro girl Tiller $500
To amt a/c her a/c 100.87 1/2
By Bals due Susan by her guardian 34.65 1/2 --- 635.53

Francis [sic, Franky is a daughter] Daniel 635.53
To negro Jude @$400 --- $400.
To amt of his [sic] a/c 74.15
By Bals due to Franky by the Guardian 161.38

P.S. the foregoing a/cs of John & Susan Daniel is defaced & [-rang-] a second line occasioned by a Subsequent change of the negro property Between them two heirs by consent, after the first divison had taken place.

Joshua Daniel Cr $635.53
To Negroes Philis and Anthony $550 --- 550.
To amt of his a/c $60.37 1/2 --- 60.37 1/2
By Bals due to him by the Guardian 25.15 1/2
$635.53

N.B.
We would just observe to the court that in making the foregoing settlement with the guardian it apears that the expence and accounts of some of the heirs has overwent the profits of their share of the estate, but as there was no regular accounts kept or presented to us we had no Key to show what temporary debt or credit each hear was entitled to, and was obliged to present the a/cs as above stated, the guardian stating to us, that it was the desire of the deceased parents and also his own wish and also that of the heirs' relations in general, to keep the heirs together from being bound out, and also stated that he has full confidence that he can yet bals each heir's account out of their estates &c, &c, &c. Given under our hancs this 29th day of Decr 1825.
John McCaughan, William Hopson, Joseph Caldwell, Seth P. Pool, Samuel (his X mark) Goodwin, Commissioners

State of Kentucky Trigg County towit - I William Cannon, clerk of the County court for the county aforesaid, do certify that the within report of the commissioners of the division by them of the slaves & personal estate of Elijah Daniel Deceased among his heirs, and the settlement made with the guardian of said heirs, was on this day returned into the said Trigg County Court and being examined and approved by the court was ordered to be recorded and is thereupon with this certificate truly admitted to record in my office. Given under my hand this 16th day of January 1827. Will Cannon Clk. T.C.C.


pp. 108-113
Division of Land among the Heirs of Elijah Daniel Decd
Examined and filed
Agreeably to an order of the Trigg County Court of Trigg at their January term 1826 directing us to divide the real estate of Elijah Daniel Decd amongst the legal heirs of said Estate. In obedience to said order we met upon the lands of said Estate in the month of Jany last and commenced the labourious task, and proceeded by adjournment until we completed the division as is hereby exhibited & explained by the following plats, notes and bounds of each heirs part of the land annexed to their names, and after being first duly sworn, we sign and certify this to be our report of said division &c.

[There are plat maps throughout this document. Scale on plats is 100 poles to the inch. I'm putting below the descriptions only of my Nancy Daniel's share. If you are a descendant of another of the heirs and would like a transcription of their part, email me at

(Sorry, have to copy by hand, the harvesters and spammers have gotten to be too much.)]

The lands we divided is represented by the above plat.
Plat A is the tract of land commonly known aby the name of the Brownfield place and contains 220As.
B is generally known by the name of the Upton place and contains 488 Acres.
D is generally known by the name of the McGilvery place and contains 185 Acres.
E is a sugar camp on horse creek a part of a 200 Acre survey in the name of Robert Goodwin Senr now owned by David and John Haggard and contains 20 & a half acres.
F is a part of the Upton place, which is laid off in four lots to supply the Brownfield place with timber and contains 57 Acres.
Lots M and N is Nancy Good's part, formerly Nancy Daniel.
M is part of the Upton place, and begins at a Red Bud and haw bush in a line of the original survey, also in the line of Wiley Wilson's Survey, thence with said line S. 20 W 100 poles to a small hickory and post oak stump corner of the original survey, thence South 70 E. 32 poles to a black oak, white oak and pissimmon bushes, thence N. 20 East 48 poles to a Red Oak on the North side of the Spring brance, about four poles below the spring, thence South 70 E. 18 1/2 poles to a dogwood bush, thence N. 20 East 52 poles to a black oak bush, on the side of the know, thence North 70 W. 50 a/2 poles to the beginning containing 26 Acres. Lot N is a part of the Brownfield place which has formerly been conveyed to Benjn and Nancy Goode, and or course its metes and bounds is useless in this report, it contains 49 Acres.

[goes on to describe the lots given to the other heirs, contact me for more details at

(Sorry, have to copy by hand, the harvesters and spammers have gotten to be too much.)]

Given under our hand this 20th day of March 1826. John McCaughan, Seth P. Pool, Sa'l (his X mark) Goodwin Senr.

State of Kentucky
Trigg County Towit
I William Cannon, Clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid, do certify that the within Report of the surveyor and commissioners of the division of the lands belonging to the estate of Elijah Daniel Deceased, among the heirs of said decedent, were on the 19th day of Jun 1826, returned into said Trigg County court, and no exceptions having beensustained to said reports, and George Daniel, guardian for the infant heirs of said Elijah Daniel deceased, being in court and consenting to the receiving the same [sic], the said reports were examined and approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded. And there upon said Reports and this certificate are truly recorded in my office. Given under my hand, Will. Cannon, Clk T.C.C.


[Guardian settlements for the minor heirs are p. 268-270 Lewis through1832, pp. 270-272 Jacob through 1832, pp. 288-291 Frances through 1832.]

There is another document found in the "Surveyor's Records 1820-1826" in the Trigg county courthouse. This book has no page numbers at first, although there is a partial index. I scanned the entire book for Daniel and various related names. On a page after various skips of blank pages, toward the end of the book and on an unnumbered page is the following survey:

Jas Upton now Daniels Heirs lys on Horse Creek a brance of the Muddy Fork of Little River begin [sic] at a oak William Frist-- ln, thence with his line S-- E/W is cut off 160 poles to a Hicory and Dogwood crossing Horse Creek ---poles thence N57 E72 pole [sic] to a Sugar tree on the Bank of Horse Creek - thence N2 E200 poles to a W-- and Po. oak on the side of a Knob - thence N23 W300 to a small Po. oak Jno Spencer ln thence S48 W30 poles to a stak cr. of sd Spencers first 200 Acre Survey thence with his line S20 W180 poles to a P. oak sd Spencers thence S40 W60 poles to a white oak and Ash thence S50 E155 poles to three Hicorys at or near Joel Thom--ns ln. thence S30 W40 poles to the Begin. Courses agreeable to the Patent Call.
This would appear to be some part or all of the "Upton Place" referred to in Elijah Daniel's land and estate records. The neighboring names here are found in Elijah's land purchase of 5 January of 1816 John B. Moore and his wife Polly (the 300 acres which was listed as being originally patented to James Upton in the tax lists).


Read a narrative account of Elijah Daniel and Elizabeth Womack.

Go to Elijah Daniel and Elizabeth Womack in the Ahnentafel.

Go to Elijah Daniel and Elizabeth Womack's family group sheet.

Go to Tax Lists 1792-1815 of NC Person County
Entries for Daniel, Womack, Pryor, Tapley

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