Person:John Morris (170)

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John Morris
b.Abt 1750
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Name John Morris
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1750
Death? Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
Other[1] Oct 1799 Bourbon, Kentucky, United Statesgives deposition
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  1. Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky records: early wills and marriages, copied from court house records by regents, historians and the state historian; old bible records and tombstone inscriptions; records from Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby counties. (Lexington, Kentucky: Keystone Printery, Inc., c1932)
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    SUITS IN CHANCERY--BOURBON COUNTY
    (Records filed in book found in basement of Bourbon County Court House by Julia S. Ardery).

    Depositions taken in Chancery Suit

    To settle disputes between Thomas Respess, John Haggin and John Breckenridge, complainants, vs. Thomas McClanahan, defendant, filed Oct., 1799.
    - Deposition of James Brown, of full age, deposeth: he has been acquainted with Cooper's Run since Dec., 1784, and branch on which he lives has been known as West fork.
    - Henry Wilson, Jr., deposeth: he has been acquainted with said run since fall of '80, having traveled down said run with Capt. Charles Gatliff and co. to Martin's and Ruddle's Stations after they were taken by Col. Byrd and the savages.
    - Thomas Herndon deposeth: he was acquainted with said fork since 1783.
    - James Garrard deposeth in same, also Patrick Jordan and Thomas Whitledge.
    - George Finley deposeth: he saw Mary Cooper, widow of James Cooper, who was killed by the Indians in Ky., in the State of Penn., with her child, David Cooper, in 1776, and continued there in Penn. until 1785 when they moved to Ky.
    - Zachariah Benson and Lewis Marshall, Joseph Case, John Morris depose in same.
    - Augustine Eastin states in 1783 James Forbush was pilot for himself and others to survey lands, that he understood said Forbush had settled in this country 1776, and believes he was with the first settlers at Bryant's Station.
    - David Cooper, 28 yrs. of age next July, states in the summer of '82 he was hunting on Cooper's Run in company with Joshua Mounce and came to a spring where he believes Mr. Elkin (Samuel) now lives, and he told deponant that was the head of the N. fork of that run that was named for his father, James Cooper.