Person:John Ewing (31)

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John Ewing
m. ABT 1739
  1. John Ewing1754 - 1832
  2. William Ewing1758 - 1825
  3. Robert Ewing1761 - 1825
  4. Elizabeth Ewing1763 - 1820
  5. Mary Ewing1765 - 1825
  6. Samuel Ewing1767 - Aft 1839
  7. Jane Ewing1770 -
  8. Thomas Ewing1773 -
m. 7 AUG 1778
  1. Samuel EwingAbt 1779 - 1834
  2. William EwingAbt 1781 - 1834
  3. John EwingAbt 1782 - Bef 1870
Facts and Events
Name John Ewing
Gender Male
Birth? 10 APR 1754 Newton, Frederick Co, Virginia
Marriage 7 AUG 1778 , Rockingham, Virginiato Esther Cook
Other Notes
with Esther Cook
Death? 25 APR 1832 Pendelton Co, Kentucky
Burial? Ruddels, Mills Ky
Other? Notes

!NOTE: John Ewing was the administrator of his father's estate, William Ewing, in 1782 Virginia Valley Records, by Waylan "Rockingham Co....VA, John m. Ester Cook 8/7/1778. Rowen's VA Centennial Gazette 2 Apr 1792 "Ester Ewing has eloped from husband John (Margaret Fife's book Ewings in America).

!NOTE: John Ewing was the administrator of his father's estate, William Ewing, in 1782 Virginia Valley Records, by Waylan "Rockingham Co....VA, John m. Ester Cook 8/7/1778. Rowen's VA Centennial Gazette 2 Apr 1792 "Ester Ewing has eloped from husband John (Margaret Fife's book Ewings in America). CENSUS: From George Ewing (GEOEWING@aol.com)-

    1810 - Location not given - 2 males under 10, 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 26 to 45, 1 male head of family  45 and up.  2 females 10 to 16, 1 female over 45.
    1820 - Location not given - 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 male over 45, 1 female 16 to 26, and 1 slave to 45.

LETTER: Located in the Clerks office at Pendelton Co., KY, dated 21 Dec 1829 requesting a pension in this is stated that he was 75 years old. BIOGRAPHICAL: From e-mail from George Ewing to Dean Busby 6 Aug 2000. (GEOEWING@aol.com) - He enlisted as a member of the Virginia Sea Service on 14 Jun 1776 at Stauntown, VA and served as a Landsman on the "Safeguard" Galley und the command of Captain George Elliot. This ship defended the coast and capes of VA against the enemy until 16 Jun 1777. (1st Vol. Navy Papers page 11, original, VA. Archives.) after serving his one year enlistment, John was discharged on the 22nd of June 177 at Yorktown, VA (document signed by George Elliott, Capt. on file in the Rev. War pensions National Archives, Washington, DC.) and declaration in KY book of abstract. RESIDENCE: From e-mail from George Ewing to Dean Busby 6 Aug 2000. (GEOEWING@aol.com) - John was a resident of Greenbrier Co., VA (now WVA) at the time of his father's death in 1781 and was given the task of dividing up his father's property (Frederick Co. Deed Book 19, page 327.) John was appointed trustee of the town of Falmouth on 12 Apr 1794 and was also a large land owner in the Pendleton Co. area in the late 1700's and early 1800's. At the time of his death in 1832, John owned a 166 acre farm on Fork Lick Creek, which is west of Morgan, in SW Pendelton County, KY. DEATH: John died 25 Apr 1832, at the age of 78, intestate (without a will), and James Ewing was named the administrator of John's estate. John is said to be burried near Ruddels Mills, KY. LAND: Kentucky Land entries, who John Ewing pruchased two 500 acre parcels on Prettys Run on 4 Dec 1782 and two other entries show a Ewing and Barker purchasing two 11,000 acre parcels in 1784 and 1785. He later purchased land which was known as South Fork on Licking Creek in what is now Pendleton Co., KY. MARRIAGE: A marriage bond on file in the Bourbon Co., KY clerks office shows John posting a 50 pound bond with the clerk for his marriage to Alice Caswell on 10 Mar 1794. BIOGRAPHICAL: John was appointed a trustee for the town of Falmouth, KY at a meeting of the trustees on 12 Apr 1794. In April 1805, excerpt from county court records show John Ewing, Esq. produced a Commission for the Governor of the Commonwealth appointing him Sheriff of the county. In may of 1811, he entered into a bond for $333.1/3 and was granted a license for a tavern. NOTE: A copy of the inventory of his estate at the time of his death shows that he owned 7 Negro slaves in addition to his household goods, farm animals, tools and land on Fork Lick Creek, all of which had to be sold to settle his estate. A list of his debts at the time of his death, indicated th ad some unusual ones, including a bill for wiskey. FAMILY: Several members of John's family, including his second wife, Mary, later settled in Missouri and founded Ewing, MO which is in Lewis County. Milton stayed in KY and James M Ewing became an original land owner in Rush Co., IN.

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