Person:William Nesbitt (5)

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  1. Jeremiah NesbittBet 1738 & 40 - Bef 1796
  2. William Nesbitt
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Name William Nesbitt
Gender Male
Birth? Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Residence[1] 1775 Kentucky, Virginia, United Statescame to Kentucky ; made improvements on land
Death? Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
Other[2] 23 Mar 1796 Bourbon, Kentucky, United Statesnamed in Will of Jeremiah Nesbitt, brother
  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).

    (Old book found in the basement of the Bourbon County Court House, by Julia S. Ardery, and placed in office of County Clerk.)

    Nov. 25, 1816

    Deposition of William Steele, taken at home of John Nesbitt, north side Hinkson Creek, to establish entry of 400 a and preemption of 1000 a. entered by William Nesbit, states he, deponent, came to Ky. 1775 in co. with William Nesbitt, Joseph Houston and others to the matter of about fourteen, at lower Blue Licks his Co. was joined by John Hinkson, John Martin and others who had just come into Ky.
    - That each company sent our parties to explore, and on their return whole co. as well as that of Hinkston and others traveled along the buffalo trace now called Limestone, passing by Millersburg to Lexington until they came to the buffalo road now called Hinkston's trace, turned from Limestone road, that Hinkston's co. took Hinkston's trace and advanced to what is now called Hinkston's Station,
    - that co. in which deponent was, entered Limestone trace until they came to buffalo trail, since called Ruddell's road, encamped on Miller's Run,
    - that co. selected spots for improving and drew lots, deponent, drew place on which he has since lived, and William Nesbit improved on the place this day shown,
    - that deponent in said yr. of 1775 assisted William Nesbit in making his improvement,
    - that co. of deponant was visited by co. from Hinkson's Station in 1775, after improvements were made;
    - that John Martin, who established Martin's Station, was one of Hinkson's co. Martin's Station was about seven or eight miles from William Nesbit's improvement, and Hinkson's Station about same distance.
    Deponent resided in Pennsylvania in 1779 and in 1780 came to Ky., was at Martin's and Ruddle's Stations in 1780,
    - that John Martin and John Haggin knew of improvement in 1779 or 1780, and he believes the following of Hinkson's co. knew of Nesbit's improvement 1775 and upwards to 1780: P. Logan, Richard Clark, Joseph Cowper, Joseph Houston and John Miller.

    Deposition of Henry Thompson states he came to Ky. 1775 in company with William Nesbit, William Steele, William McClintock, Joseph Houston and others to the number of abt. fourteen,
    - that John Hinkson, John Martin, John Haggin and others to the number of abt. fourteen joined his company at Blue Licks,
    - deponent left this country 1775 and did not return until 1784.
    Question by F. Marshall for self and those claiming under claim of Patty Harris, late Patty Wethers:
    "Did you not know where improvement was in 1775 or '76?"
    Deponent states he only heard of it, that the co. divided into companies of three or four persons,
    - that William Steele, Houston and, he believes, William Flennand, Richard Clark improved with Nesbit in 1775, and
    - he heard William Craig, William Houston and Robert Thompson say they worked with Nesbit 1776,
    - heard Nesbit say he intended improving on Thompson's run for his brother,
    - that Nesbit came abt. harvest 1776 to Penn. from Ky. [sic],
    - that William Steele made improvement 1775.

    Deposition of William McClintock, Nov. 27, 1816, states he came to Ky. 1775, in co. with William Steele, Joseph Houston, William Nesbit and others; he was not in Ky. from 1775 to 1784.

    Deposition of David Marshall, Nov. 27, 1816, states he came to Ky. 1783 to Lexington, and came with one James Powers to this part of the country and explored improvements of William Steele and William Nesbit;
    - he understood said Powers was in Ky. 1780 and from Powers and others in neighborhood of said Powers was in old settlement.

    Deposition of William Steele, Nov. 29, 1816, states he, in company with William Smith, made a survey of land for Nesbit.

    Deposition of Robert Nesbit states he was with William Steele, etc.

  2. Will Abstract created from Will, in Bourbon County, Kentucky Will Book

    NESBIT, JEREMIAH. Bourbon County, KY
    Mar. 23, 1796.
    Wife, Sarah;
    my children when youngest comes of age; Mary, Rachel, Margaret, Robert, Sarah, Elizabeth, Jeremiah, Samuel, William, and Jean Nesbit, (when Samuel and Wm. are 16).
    Exe: Brother William Nesbit and John Morrow.
    Wit: William McClintock, George Mountjoy, Robert Morrow.
    May, 1796.