Source: "History of Pike County, Missouri", page 345 - in new book,
"People, Places & Pikers"

Submitted by: Alan Dorschug
William Butler

William Butler, an American Revolutionary soldier, was born in 1762 in Virginia. His will recorded August 10, 1843 in Lincoln County shows he was married first, to Katrina Elizabeth Jacoby, daughter of Joanna Frederica Lotspeich and Francis Lucas Jacoby. They had 14 children, and migrated to Bourbon County, Kentucky, prior to 1790. He was married a second time, about 1818 to a woman by the name of Polly. They had four children and pioneered to Lincoln County in 1824.

William Butler's 18 children are as follows: (children of Katrina Elizabeth Jacoby):

Francis was born in 1786 in Maryland. He was married October 12, 1822, in Bourbon County to Malinda Wheat. They had three sons.
Henry was born in 1787. His will was probated December 16, 1822, in Ralls County, Missouri. He was unmarried.

Mary (Polly) was born August 3,1787. She was married August 14, 1810 in Bourbon County as the first wife to Robert Snedigar. They had 13 children and migrated to Pike County in 1818. Anna was born in 1790 and was married May 6, 1809 in Bourbon County to Thomas Buckhannon. They were in Pike County in 1822. Susanna was born 1792. She was married June 25, 1808 in Bourbon County as first wife to Frederick Sidener. They had two daughters and migrated to Ralls County prior to 1822. Ichabod was born in 1793. He married Susan Liter and they had one daughter and lived in Spencersburg. An unnamed son was born in 1795.

Elizabeth was born in 1796. She married Solomon Yokem and they had seven children. The family migrated to Pike County in 1822 and moved to Pike County, Illinois, in 1833.

Moses was born in 1798. His will was proved October 5, 1829 in Bourbon County. He was married August 19, 1822 in Bourbon County to Margaret Miller and they had seven children. An unnamed son was born in 1800. An unnamed son was born in 1802.

Dudley was born April 29, 1805, and was married October 25, 1827, in Pike County to Matilda Elizabeth Liter, a sister to Susan. They had nine children and lived in Madisonville.

Amelia was born in 1807. She  was married November 22, 1827 in Pike County toThomas Bramble. Bledsoe was born in 1808. He was married December 8, 1830 in Lincoln County to Ann Meyers.

William Butler's last four children were born to him and his second wife, Polly:

William, Jr. was born in 1819. He was married December 17, 1844 in Lincoln County to Jemima Kitron. Benjamin was born in 1821. Thomas was born in 1825. Elizah was born in 1827.


Service of BUTLER, William. 5.16671.

4 Nov. 1833. Lincoln Co., Mo. William Butler of said county, aged 71, declares he entered service under Col. John Slaughter, Maj. Francis Covington, Capt. Armstead WhIte and Lt. Crow in Jan. 1781 and left service in April. He resided in Culpeper Co., Va., and there was a draft for the purpose of joining Morgan’s forces in North Carolina. They marched to -Dan River .where they were engaged in guarding the several fords of the river and protecting stores of the army. They then marched to Walker in Culpeper County and were discharged.

He served as a substitute in place of Joseph Butler in Capt. Joseph James's company under Lt. George Davis, Ens. Smith and Col. Blackwell and in May 1781 rendezvoused in Fauquier County where he had moved after receiving his former discharge. Butler, for whom he served, resided there. They marched to join Lawson’s brigade at Petersburg and then crossed James River into Hanover County and joined Gen. Wayne’s army at Raccoon Ford where the British under Cornwallis succeeded in getting between our army and its public stores which had been removed from Richmond to Albemarle Court House. The army had to cut out an old disused road for twelve miles so as to intersect the road between the British and the public-stores, which they succeeded in doing two miles in advance of the enemy. They drew up in order of battle, expecting the enemy every minute but they came not. His tour was lengthened beyond the time for which they were called out by reason of not being relieved by other troops. They were discharged in Fredericksburg in July 1781.

He again entered service as a draft under Col. Shelton, Maj. Welsh, Capt. Thomas Helm and Ens. Travis Crump in Aug. 1781 and was discharged in the latter part of October. He resided in Fauquier County. They marched to Williamsburg from Spotsylvania County where they rendezvoused and arrived three days before the main army marched down to the siege of Yorktown. He was present at the surrender. They marched to Winchester Barracks with prisoners arid were discharged.

He was born in Fauquier County in 1762 (record in family Bible). He resided about three years after the war in Virginia and then married and moved to Bourbon Co., Ky., where he lived upwards of forty years.. He then moved to Lincoln Co., Mo.

William Butler of Lincoln Co., Mo., private in the company of Capt. White in the regiment of Col. Slaughter in the Virginia line for six months, was placed on the Missouri pension roll at $20 per annum under the Act of 1832. Certificate 25815 was issued 9 Jan. 1834.



Submitted by Connie Collins

John Clay and Samuel Clay were the sons of Dr. Henry Clay III and his wife Rachel Povall Clay, who moved with their family of 12 children to Bourbon County from Charlotte County, Virginia in 1787.

John Clay (1757-1814) was born in Cumberland County, Virginia. He served as a Cadet in the Virginia Regiment of Capt. Samuel Hopkins (per DAR Volume 209). He married Martha (Patsy) Ingram in 1779, in Charlotte County, Virginia, and died in Bourbon County in 1814. His will mentions three sons, John, Samuel and George and his son-in- law, Henry Clay Bruce, who was married to his daughter Mary (Polly).

Samuel Clay (1761-1810) was also born in Cumberland County, Virginia. He served under General Green in the Carolinas during the Revolution, and died in Bourbon County in 1810. He married Nancy Winn in 1780, in Charlotte County, Virginia. Samuel Clays will mentions sons, Henry, Samuel, George, Littleberry, John, Richard, Thomas, and William Green, and daughters Leticia and Rachel.

Dr. Henry Clay III  (1736-1820)  was a double first cousin of General Green Clay of Madison County, KY, and a first cousin of Henry Clay, the Statesman, of Lexington, KY. He is listed in the DAR Patriot Index for his service in Virginia and also served in Lord Dunmores War. Dr. Henry Clay III and Rachel Povall Clay are buried in the Clay Cemetery near Escondido Road in Bourbon County with a number of their children and grandchildren. This large cemetery has recently been restored and is located next to the stone house built by the Clays in 1787.



Submitted by Debbie McArdle

THOMAS CONN was born in 1733, the son of THOMAS & MARTHA CONN who both died in Frederick County, Maryland by 1761.  In 1763 Thomas Conn served as a constable in Frederick County, Maryland.  By that time he was already married to Sally MADDOX, daughter of John MADDOX and Mary DYSON.  Shortly after his parents' deaths Thomas and Sally Conn moved to Virginia and settled in Brumfield Parish, Culpeper County.  settling near Front Royal on 3,400+ acres known as the Long Mountain Tract on the west side of the north branch of the Rappahannock River about 8 miles southeast of Front Royal.  At that time this area fell into Culpeper County, but became part of Rappahannock County in 1833.  Thomas and his family were raising sheep on their Rappahannock River land. He was active in the Donegal Presbytery & Missions, and, in fact, the Reverend Hugh Conn, the first Presbyterian minister in Maryland, is thought to be his uncle.  (y-DNA testing has proven that Thomas & Hugh are very closely related.)

Thomas Conn sided with the colonies during the War for Independence and served as a Captain in the Virginia Militia and as a Lieutenant & adjutant in Marion's Brigade, 1781 "Captain Thomas Conn, Culpeper Militia, 1779-1780" is referenced in the Index of American Revolutionary War Records in the Virginia State Archives. Also, "Virginia Revolutionary War Pension Applications":  Vol. 13, page 4-5:  Michael Burk (#S.1174) served under Captain Conn for three months, perhaps stationed at Albemarle Barracks, per his (Michael Burk's) 1833 statement in Madison County, Kentucky.  Vol. 14, page 3:  John Anderson (#W.884) states his certificate of service was stolen from him by a colored man belonging to Captain Thomas Conn of Culpeper County, Virginia.  Also, Virginia State Archives, page 200 of expenditures: "December 1, 1779, #260, Warrant to Capt. Tho. Conn for pay of the Company of Militia __ from Culpeper, guarding Conven. Troops at the Barracks in Albemarle __ Pay Roll 346.18.2"   Please note that 11 DAR members have traced their lines back through Thomas Conn.  However, some applications incorrectly show his year of death as 1815, which indicates the member(s) has confused Thomas Conn (1733-1811)  with his son, Thomas Conn  (~1767-1815) and have incorrectly collapsed the two men / two generations into one individual.  Thomas Conn, the younger, was born about 1769 possibly Frederick Co., MD and died 18 Jun 1815 Bourbon Co., KY, served as cornet and quartermaster, Hall's Regt., Cavalry, KY Volunteers, 1793.  (Source:  Burgess, Jane F., CGRS, "Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin" Fall 2001, p. 475.)  The DAR files need to be corrected by those who made applications with the incorrect information.

By 1784 the Conn family was preparing the move to Bourbon County, Kentucky, and eventually completed the move by 1788 when at least one land deed shows his as "Thomas Conn of Bourbon County, Kentucky". He owned approximately 2000 acres of land in Centerville, Kentucky, on the immediate west side of the intersection of Russell Cave Road and the Georgetown Pike.  Identified 8 children of Thomas and Sally Conn are:  Notley Conn, b~1762 (one of the first Congressmen serving from Kentucky alongside Daniel Boone and Henry Lee); Thomas Conn III b.~1767; John Maddox 'Jack' Conn b. 11 Aug 1768 (m. Nancy 'Mary' Keene);  Hezekiah Conn b.~1771 (m. Isabella Richardson Buck); Cassandra Conn b.~1775 (m. David Flournoy); Sallie Conn b. 22 Sept. 1781 (m. Thompson Ware); William Conn b. 7 Aug 1784 (m. Frances Webb); and James Conn b. 5 May 1786 (m. Kitty Webb). 

Thomas Conn died before the 8th of March 1811.   His wife died before April 1821.  For further Conn info please contact:  Debbie McArdle, 6705 Connecticut Trail, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 jjmcard@mc.net.


Submitted by David Anderson

John Debruler was born in  Maryland,  possibly Harford Co., 7 Jun 1750.   He enlisted in to the military on Aug. 1775  and served through 1779.  He served as a Private in the 4th Maryland line as a rifleman. He fought at the battle of Washington on 16 Nov, 1776 under Capt.  Alex Smith and Col. Rawling of Rawling's Regiment.  He also served under Col.  J. C. Hall. His serial No. was S35890.  He applied for a Pension on 11 Aug  1819 in Bourbon City Kentucky at the age of 67.  At that time he had an invalid wife of 71 years and a daughter Mary whom cared for her elderly mother. This information is from the "Index of Revolutionary War Pensions  Applications" in the National Archives, 1976.  This John Debruler was in  Clermont County, Washington Twp., Ohio in 1809 and served one of the Overseers of the Poor under the Poor Relief for Child Administrator. Per  "Clermont Co., Ohio Revolutionary Veterans, Vol 3" by Aileen Whitt and  "History of Clermont County, Ohio with Illustrations and Biographical  Sketches of the Prominent man and Pioneers" by Louis H. Everts 1880.

"The Western Citizen", Clermont Co., OH
Fri 21 Dec. 1849

On the morning of the 13th inst. at his residence, Mr. John Debruler of this county, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, aged 93 years 6 months and 5 days. He was born in Hartford Co., MD. on the 7th day of June 1750. At age 25, he rallied to the standard of his country. He was in the Battles of Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth, and Brandywine. He removed to this state some 50 years ago. Member of the Methodist Church for some 60 years.


Submitted by Mary Belle Lontz

George and Daniel Earlywine were brothers and served in the Continental Line of Virginia, three years. They were probably born in the l750, l760 time period. George married Mary Snapp, widow in l787 and Daniel married Mary Fight in l786. Daniel  was probably born in Md. or Pa. He lived in Va.  and moved to Ky. and to Bourbon Co. Daniel  Earlywine died on his farm and I never found its location. I wrote the  Pa. Museum and Historical Commission for his papers and   they say he served from Pa. in the Washington Co. Militia in Captain William Fife's Fourth Company, Second Battalion as a private in the first class. He is also listed as serving from Virginia but never claimed his land. The date of discharge for his service in Pa. is  Feb. 5, l782. The letter form  the Archives was signed by Barbara Philpott, Assistant Archivist , we believe Daniel Earlywine about l830 in Nicholas County, Ky.  He and Mary Fight had been married July 24, l786 in Bourbon Co. by James Garrard who became the 2d Gov. of Kentucky. Daniel and Mary Fight had the  following children: l. Phoebe b. Ky. married NOah Richey l809; 2. Susanna b. Ky. married Nov. 7, l8l2 John Gonce 3. Elizabeth d. l862, married Aug. l9, l8l3 Jacob Feeback; 4. Daniel, Jr. married Hannah Harney 5. Rebecca, b.  April l2, l798, died l885, married March l9,l8l8 Samuel Gonce; 6. GEORGE (MY ANCESTOR) b. Aug. 5, l80l, Ky. married Sarah Doan), he died 2/20/l87l in S. Ind and is buried there. 7. Nancy married Thomas Gonce 8. Jesse married l. Elizabeth Harney md. 2. Elizabeth Shaw 9. Christina  l0. Mahala married William Hamner Dec. 30, l830, and is buried in Hamner Cem.  south of Franklin, Indiana. My Mother, myself and my aunt joined DAR on Daniel Earlywine.


Submitted by Carol Lovitt

James Kenney Sr. was born Nov. 29, 1752 in Augusta Co. Virginia to James Barnett Kenney and Miss Kramer. James Barnett Kenney was born in Northern Ireland in 1720 and came to the US. around 1740. He settled in Augusta Co. near Staunton. In 1751 he married Miss Kramer.
In 1771 James Sr. married Mary Frame, daughter of John and Margaret Hogshead Frame.
  James Sr. came to Kentucky in April 1776 and lived at Boonesborough until June 1776. He brought with him his brother Joseph.
  James met Michael Stoner at Boonesborough and Mr. Stoner invited James and Joseph to come to his improvement on what was to become known as Stoner Creek, near Paris, Bourbon Co. Kentucky.
  Mr. Stoner gave James 50 acres of land in payment for "stocking" a shovel plough for him. James liked the look of Kentucky and decided to settle here.
  James and Joseph went back to Virginia and fought in the Revolution. Joseph was killed in Kentucky in the war. James was made the administrator of Joseph's estate, which was land granted to him in Kentucky. 
  James enlisted in Virginia in Capt. Joseph Crockett's Company, 7th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col. Holt Richeson.  James was taken prisoner 10-4-1778 at Germantown. At the close of the war James held the rank of Captain. 
  At the end of the war  James brought his son John C. to his land on Stoner Creek and made a camp, he left John there alone while he went back to Virginia to bring the rest of the family to their new home. Polly Kenney, James' fourth child told her children she remembered the long trip on horseback as she sat in front of her father in the same saddle.
  James was a farmer all of his life. He owned several acres of land on the Stoner and  willed it to his wife and children when he died.
  James was one of the original trustees of the Bourbon Co. Academy founded in 1798.
  James and Mary Frame were the parents of: David, Elizabeth, John C., Polly, James Jr., Moses, Sallie, and Nancy.
  Mary Frame Kenney died 9-22-1796 in Bourbon Co. Kentucky. James married  Margaret
Johnson, daughter of Andrew and Mary Gregg Johnson on 6-17-1799 in Bourbon Co.
James and Margaret were the parents of: Marie Louise, Abigail, Helena, Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charlotte Corday, Victor Mareau and Margaret "Peggy".
  James died 3-13-1814, he is buried in the Kenney Graveyard on his farm on Stoner Creek. Margaret Johnson Kenney was born 1-11-1777 near Alexandria Virginia. and died 5-26-1829 and is also buried in the Kenney Graveyard. Mary Frame Kenney as well as several of the family are buried with James.

This information came from:
Early Bourbon Co. Families, James Kenney and his descendants written by Corday Leer Buckley in The Kentuckian-Citizen, Paris Kentucky.1944.
Collins's History 1776
Deposition of James taken in 1809 from Kentucky. Court and other records, Vol. II pg. 115
Excerpts from Perrin's "History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas counties.
Old Kenney bible copied by Corday Leer Buckley
Will of James Kenney, will book E. pg 91
Will of Margaret Johnson Kenney, will book H pg. 255
Cemetery records and photos
Kentucky. Census for 1790
1800 Bourbon Co. Tax List
1810 Bourbon Co. Kentucky. census
Judith Brumm
Justin Howery


Submitted by: Nick Hyslop
from info provided by Tim Forsythe

John Layson was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1760. His is of unknown descent. He died in Bourbon County, Kentucky prior to when his estate appraisal was recorded in Bourbon County, Kentucky (Will Book H, pg 262-263), on June 5, 1829. His estate was sold on December 28, 1829 (ibid, pg 355-356). He is buried in Layson's Hill, near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky. There are no gravestones found.
John served during the revolutionary war. He was a private 4th class, in the 7th Company, 1st Battalion, of the Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, militia, which was commanded by Capt. Joseph Brady and Col. James Dunlop. (Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series col. VI, pp. 133-134).

John Layson
Name: John Layson+++ S143 S194 S195 S255:169
Name: Jno Layson+++ S196
Name: Jn Layson+++ S196
Name: John Layson senior++++ S138
Birth: (1760) Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Census: (23 JUL 1800) Bourbon County, Kentucky (Named)+++ S255:169
Census: (6 AUG 1810) Stoner, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Named)++ S525
Census: (7 AUG 1820) Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Named)++ S519
Death: (BEF 5 JUN 1829) Bourbon County, Kentucky
Burial: Layson's Hill near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky++ S143
Military: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (revolutionary soldier in the militia)++ S143
Occupation: farmer

Source References:
[S138] Oliver & Margaret (Layson) Forsyth Land Sale to Charles D. Lenox
[S143] Early Bourbon Families: Layson Family
[S194] The History of Bourbon County, Kentucky
[S195] The Appraisement of the Property of John Layson
[S196] The Sales of the Property of John Layson
[S255] Second Census of Kentucky, 1800
[S519] 1820 United States Census, Kentucky, Bourbon, Millersburg
[S525] 1810 United States Census, Kentucky, Bourbon, Stoner

Article References:
[N11] Chart 11: Ancestors of Alpha Layson Forsyth

John Layson was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1760. His is of unknown descent. He died in Bourbon County, Kentucky prior to when his estate appraisal was recorded in Bourbon County, Kentucky (Will Book H, pg 262-263), on June 5, 1829. His estate was sold on December 28, 1829 (ibid, pg 355-356). He is buried in Layson's Hill, near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky. There are no gravestones found.
John served during the revolutionary war. He was a private 4th class, in the 7th Company, 1st Battalion, of the Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, militia, which was commanded by Capt. Joseph Brady and Col. James Dunlop. (Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series col. VI, pp. 133-134).

Name: Margaret Martin++ S143
Name: Margaret Layson++++ S31 S60 S82 S86 S196 S277 S1191 S1192
Name: Margaret (Martin) Layson++ S143 S194
Name: grandmother Layson++ S193
Moved: (1630) Hancock County, Illinois++ S193
Birth: (ABT 1753) New York++ S31 S193
Census: (6 AUG 1810) Stoner, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Counted)++ S525
Census: (7 AUG 1820) Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Counted)++ S519
Census: (1 JUN 1830) Bourbon County, Kentucky (Counted)++ S132
Residence: (5 JUN 1835) Adams County, Illinois (deed)++++ S60 S1192
Residence: (5 JUN 1835) Hancock County, Illinois (deed)++++ S60 S1191
Land Grant: (10 OCT 1840) Hancock County, Illinois (bought 216.8 acres)++++ S1191
Land Grant: (10 OCT 1840) Adams County, Illinois (bought 110.4 acres)++++ S1192
Census: (1 JUN 1850) Houston, Adams County, Illinois (Given) (97y)++ S31
Death: (6 MAR 1852) Adams County, Illinois (99y 9m)++++ S82 S193
Burial: Layson's Hill near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky++ S143

Source References:
[S31] 1850 United States Census, Illinois, Adams, Houston
[S60] IRAD - Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales
[S82] Alpha Forsyth vs. John M. Layson Complaint, 2 June 1852
[S86] Alpha Forsyth vs. John M. Layson, Complainant Dismissal Request, 16 Oct 1852
[S132] 1830 United States Census, Kentucky, Bourbon
[S143] Early Bourbon Families: Layson Family
[S193] The History of Marion County, Missouri
[S194] The History of Bourbon County, Kentucky
[S196] The Sales of the Property of John Layson
[S277] Inventory of the Succession of Robert Layson
[S519] 1820 United States Census, Kentucky, Bourbon, Millersburg
[S525] 1810 United States Census, Kentucky, Bourbon, Stoner
[S1191] Margaret Layson and Stephen Owen Hancock County Land Patent
[S1192] Margaret Layson Adams County Land Patent

Article References:
[N11] Chart 11: Ancestors of Alpha Layson Forsyth

Margaret Martin is of unknown descent. She was born between June 6, 1752 and July 5, 1752 in New York, and died on March 6, 1852 at the age of 99 years and 9 months, in Adams County, Illinois. She is buried alongside her husband at Layson's Hill, near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Hugh Martin is listed in the 1790 census for Bourbon County. David, Henrey, John and William are listed there in the 1791 census. These are possibly relatives.
John Layson married Margaret Martin
Margaret Layson [129] ++++ S138 S143

John Layson married Margaret Martin, probably in Pennsylvania. John and Margaret had 8 children some of which were born in Pennsylvania:

Robert (abt 1776 - Sep 1848) m. Hannah Scott
Isaac (7 Jul 1782 - 6 July 1822) m. 8 Oct 1807, Mary "Polly" Moore (15 Nov 1787 - 6 May 1878)
Sarah A. "Sally" (bef 1790 - 1863) m. David W. Pond
Nancy (30 Nov 1792 - 13 May 1881) m. Stephen Owens
Margaret (abt 1794 - bet 6 July 1840 and 5 Sep 1840) m. Oliver Franklin Forsyth
John Martin (abt 1795 - 6 Mar 1861) m. Sidney Mauk/Mock
Oliver (aft 1810 - bef Sep 1848? or aft 1849)
Archibald (aft 1810 - bef Sep 1848?)

After the war, They moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, near where the town of Paris is, but before there was a settlement there. Then sometime before 1787, they moved to a farm near the town of Stoner Creek, close to the Peacock Pike. Layson's Hill, where John is buried, is nearby.
John Layson is found in the 1800 Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax list, and 1800 Kentucky Early Census Index (KYS1a1953434). In 1810 he is listed in the Bourbon County, Kentucky Census Index. In 1820 there are two John Laysons (probably he and his son) listed in the Bourbon County, Kentucky Census Index (pg 132, KY35343511, KY35343512). Again two John Laysons are listed in the 1830 Bourbon County, Kentucky Census Index (pg 298, KY559160493,KYS2b97780), however he died prior; they are most likely his son and grandson. Margaret moved with her daughter Nancy Owen to Hancock County, Illinois in 1830. She purchased 110.4 acres of land in Adams County, and 108.4 acres in Hancock County on June 5, 1835. She is found in the 1850 Federal, Adams County, Illinois, Census for Houston Township, living with her daughter Sarah Pond at the age of 97, "Deaf & Blind."

In 1830 she is living with David W. Pond in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
In 1850 she is living with David W. Pond in Adams County, Illinois.
In 1840 she is not living with David W. Pond or Stephen Owens in Illinois, or with John M. Layson in Kentucky. She is also not living with Margaret Layson in Illinois. Where is she then?


Submitted by: Toni Linn

Patrick Linn - Biography
Patrick Linn (possibly O'Linn) was born on 30 June 1753 in Ireland and died on 7 April 1829 in Madison Township, Morgan County, Indiana.  He immigrated to the American colonies circa 1772 and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Following his discharge from the American Revolutionary War, Patrick moved to Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania where he appears on a tax list in 1781.  Sometime before September 19, 1787, Patrick has moved his family to Limestone, Kentucky (he probably had moved to Kentucky by 1784 as his children list their birth place as Kentucky).

Patrick Linn - Kentucky Residence
Patrick lived in Bourbon Co. from at least 1787 to after 1789.  He is one of the signers on Sept 19, 1787 on the petition to have Bourbon County split (Patrick signs a petition in Limestone, Kentucky to have Bourbon County split - listed on pg 70 History of Maysville and Mason County).  He also appears on the 1789 Tax List for Bourbon Co., KY.     His name is also listed in the book, "Bourbon County, Kentucky Taxpayers, 1787-1799 (TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, Florida).

All four of Patrick's children were born and raised in Kentucky and some of their children were born in Kentucky before the entire family moved to Indiana in the 1820's.  Patrick and his wife, Mary, had the following children:

                    Mary D. "Polly" Linn, born abt. 1784 in Kentucky and died after 1860 (probably Fulton Co., Illinois), 
                      married John Anderson (1781-bef 1860) on 8 Mar 1808 in Madison Co., KY

                    William Linn, born bet 1784-1790 in Kentucky and died 1837-1840 in Morgan Co., Indiana, married
                      Sarah Mays (1797-1845) on 28 Dec 1813 in Madison Co., KY

                    James Linn, born bet 1784-1790 in Kentucky and died in 1829 in Madison Twp, Morgan Co., Indiana,
                      married Dosha Summers (1802-aft 1860)

                    Nancy Linn, born 23 Dec 1785 in Kentucky and died 17 Feb 1848 in Fulton Co., Illinois, married John
                      Sears Wilson (1783-1869) on 9 Apr 1808 in Madison Co., Kentucky

Patrick Linn and his family continued to live in Kentucky until sometime in 1825 when he moves to Morgan Co., Indiana.  He appears on the 1800 Tax List "Second Census of Kentucky 1800" in Madison Co. and also on the 1800 Fed census in Madison Co., KY.  In 1810 he appears on a Tax List for Bath Co., KY, but also on the 1810 census in Madison, Madison Co., KY.  In 1820, Patrick is found on the U.S. Fed census in Owingsville, Bath Co., KY.

On October 11, 1825 Patrick Linn requests that his pension be transferred to Madison Co., Indiana from Kentucky from "whence he had just moved."  Patrick's son, James Linn, had moved to Morgan County, Indiana by 1 Apr 1823 and Patrick and the rest of his children and their families followed in 1825.  Although Patrick requested that his pension be transferred from Kentucky to Madison Co., Indiana, he had actually moved to Madison Township, Morgan Co., Indiana but the nearest pension office location was in Madison Co., Indiana. His name is on a DAR list for Revolutionary War Soldiers. The History of Maysville  lists Patrick's name - his name appears toward the bottom in the 2nd group from the bottom list of names.  He was among many people signing a petition on 25 Aug 1787 asking that Bourbon Co. be divided to form Mason Co. 

Patrick Linn - Burial Unknown
We do not know where Patrick Linn is buried, but we believe it to be in Madison Township, Morgan Co., Indiana - probably on the land he purchased from his daughter-in-law's brother, Enoch Summers.  Unfortunately, where his home/land was located, it has now been turned into a subdivision and if he had any kind of marker, it is long gone.  Patrick's land was located in Section 2, Twp 13 N, Range 2 E in Madison Twp, Morgan Co, Indiana.  Just five days before his death on 7 Apr 1829, Patrick sold the land to his son-in-law, John Anderson on 2 Apr 1829.

Patrick Linn - American Revolutionary War Service
Patrick enlisted as a Private in the American Revolutionary War in July of 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga, Chester Co., Pennsylvania in the 4th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line of the U.S. Continental Line for a period of one year.  The 4th was later reorganized to the 5th Pennsylvania Continental Line and Patrick re-enlisted for a period of three (3) years. Patrick served under Col. Anthony Wayne [who later became a General and referred to as "Mad Anthony Wayne"], Capt. Benjamin Bartholomew, Col. Francis Johnson and Capt. [Persifor] Frazer as testified by Patrick in his application for his pension.  [per Patrick's pension paperwork].  His information is listed on Ancestry.com.

Patrick Linn fought in the Battle of Brandywine (11 Sept 1777), at the Battle of Paoli, the Battles at Germantown and Mammoth, and at Fort Ticonderoga.  He was eventually captured by the British in about December 1779 and held prisoner for nine months and 10 days.  Patrick was released from the British prison in September 1780 and discharged from service in Trenton, New Jersey along with the rest of his regiment (this information from his pension application).

Patrick's surname of Linn was sometimes spelled as "Lynn" on his war paperwork as evidenced by the Reference Envelope for the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment.  His name is listed as "Linn, Patrick" at the top, but a note has been added that it is also filed with "Lynn, Patrick."

Patrick was to turn 65 years old on June 30, 1818 and as a result, on 12 May 1818 while living in Kentucky, Patrick Linn applied for his pension for his service in the American Revolutionary War, but his pension was delayed.  He continued the process of applying for his pension and following several sessions of testimony by Patrick and people who knew him during the war, his Certificate of Pension was issued on 25 Nov 1819.  It appears there was still a delay and in March of 1820, his pension file indicates he was to be paid his pension including "arrears to the 4th of Sept. 1819".  His post office address is listed on his pension as Owingsville, Bath Co., KY.  Patrick's pension was $8.00 per month ($96.00 annually), but in March of 1820 he was paid a total of $174.22 which included the amount in arrears.  His pension number is S36688 and is listed under Pennsylvania.  Despite his pension being awarded, Patrick had to appear before the court on 10 Jul 1820 and "swear before the court" regarding his military service during the American Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War Pension
Patrick Linn, Pension # S36688
Patrick applied for his pension while living in Kentucky.  Dates are unclear.  It appears as follows:
    12 May 1818   Pension was supposed to commence (in Kentucky)
    25 Nov 1819   Pension issued (with arrears to compensate for his time) (in Kentucky)
    10 July 1820    Swears before the court regarding his military record (in Kentucky)

I also have a copy of his American Revolutionary War Pension File, the Pension File Cover, and War Card.

Patrick Linn's Surname Linn or O'Linn
We believe that Patrick's surname may have been O'Linn when he originally immigrated to the American colonies.  This is based on a record of letters he received while living in Kentucky.  The book, "The Kentucky Gazette, 1787-1800 and 1801-1820:  Geological & Historical Abstracts" by Karen Mauer Green [Vol I, pgs 79, 113, 135, 145), indicates that letters were sent to Patrick O'Linn in the 1790's as follows:

                    24 August 1793 a letter which was being held at the Danville, Kentucky post office for one
                      "Pat. O'Lin, in Fayette County in America"

                    17 January 1795 - A letter was being held for "Patrick O'Linn" in Fayette County at the
                       Danville, Kentucky post office

                    10 October 1795 - A letter was being held at the post office in Lexington for "Pat. O'Linn
                       in Madison County [Kentucky]"

Additionally, on 19 November 1795 - A "Patric (sic) Olin and a T. (?) Lynn bought items from the estate of Benjamin Harris, dec'd on 19 November 1795" - per researcher Norman Peters.  Also, when Patrick's daughter, Mary, married John Anderson, the marriage record indicates her name as "Polly Olin" and her brother, James "Olin" paid the marriage bond.

*Toni Linn is descended from Patrick and Mary's son, William Linn and his wife, Sarah Mays

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