Humphrey, William

Humphrey, William

Male Abt 1752 - Bef 1804  (~ 52 years)

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  • Name Humphrey, William  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1752  Of, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1 Jun 1804  Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • date based on estate sale ad Jun 1, 1804
    Buried Poplar Flat Cem, Nelson Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I6215  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Humphrey, William,   b. 2 Sep 1721, King George County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Wood, Sarah Ann,   d. Between 1758 and 1762 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married May 1742  [7
    Documents
    William Humphrey - Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800
    William Humphrey - Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800
    Family ID F7487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Summers, Mary,   b. Abt 1755, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Aug 1811, Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Humphrey, George,   b. Abt 1775, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Jun 1809, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Natural]
     2. Humphrey, Samuel,   b. 14 Apr 1776, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1834, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Natural]
     3. Humphrey, William,   b. Abt 1778  [Natural]
     4. Humphrey, John,   b. 1780, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1819  (Age 39 years)  [Natural]
     5. Humphrey, William,   b. 1785, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Humphrey, Samuel A,   b. 29 Oct 1786, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1834  (Age 47 years)  [Natural]
     7. Humphrey, Simon Summers,   b. 23 Feb 1791,   d. 5 May 1867, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     8. Humphrey, Susannah,   b. Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     9. Humphrey, Sarah,   b. Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Mar 1812  [Natural]
     10. Humphrey, Elizabeth,   b. Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     11. Humphrey, Mary,   b. Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     12. Humphrey, Nancy,   b. Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1752 - Of, Fairfax, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1 Jun 1804 - Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Poplar Flat Cem, Nelson Co., KY Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    William Humphrey Will
    William Humphrey Will
    William Humphry Estate Sale.pdf
    William Humphry Estate Sale.pdf

    Documents
    William Humphrey - Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801
    William Humphrey - Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801

  • Notes 
    • Source: A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians volume II, E. Polk Johns, The Lewis Publishing Company (Chicago, 1912), Biography of William O. Humphrey, M.D. page 942

      "The Humphreys and Fergusons and the Summers were the three pioneer families to settle in Nelson county, on the site of the present town of Bardstown. Near there they erected their log cabins, and while so doing, situated on the very frontier of civilization, shot deer and had many encounters with the hostile Indians. The establishment of homes in this beautiful region therefore meant sacrifices. hardships and ofttimes death but there were some men brave enough to meet the red man in his own familiar haunts and undertake the task of reclaiming the district for purposes of civilization and the courage and intrepidity which marked these men of strong and enduring character could hardly fail to be transmitted to their descendants."

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      Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slatten, Richard, comp. Virginia Revolutionary "Publick" Claims. 3 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1992., vol. 1 page 344: "Rendered Material Aid"

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      As documented in the Nelson Co. KY, will book A, page 861: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9PQ5-9WW?mode=g&i=84&wc=37RY-GPK%3A173614801%2C173637501&cc=1875188, transcribed by M. Hervey April 2017

      In the name of God Amen----
      know ye that I William Humphrey of Nelson County and State of Kentucky being of sound mind and enjoying the right use of my reason do constitute and make this my last will and testament resolving all others of the like nature. First, I commend my Soul to God my redeemer and my Body to be decently buried and after my Funeral Expenses is paid that my whole Estate be disposed of in the faolloing manner, Viz,

      Item To my loving wife Mary Humphrey during her widowhood the tract of land whereon I now live containing three hundred and five acres, with all the appurtenances thereof the kitchen and household furniture, farming utensils, three head of work horses and all the rest of my live stock together with all my Slaves but in case she should marry one third part of my estate during her natural life to hold in peaceable possession.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son George Humphrey and my daughter Sarah Batsel and their heirs forever two hundred acres of land lying on Parker's Run in Washington County, to be equally divided so that they interfere not with each other's improvement.

      Item I give and bequeath to my three Sons John Humphrey, William Humphrey and Samuel Humphrey and two daughters Susannah and Elizabeth Humphrey 540 acres of land lying in the County of Henry and on the waters of Kentucky River to be divided according to quantity and quality.

      Item I give to my son Simon Humphrey and my two daughters Nancy and Mary Humphrey the tract and parcel of land whereon I now live containing 305 acres, to be divided between them according to quantity and quality after the death of my wife Mary.

      Item It is my will and desire that all my children that has not received a horse and saddle, bed and furniture should be furnished with them as they arrive at full age.

      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah Humphrey after the death of my wife Mary Humphey one Negro woman named Milly and her Increase to her and her heirs forvever in case she should amount to more that her proportional part og ther Negro property then Susannah shal account with the rest of the heirs for the same but if it should not amount to an Equal part with the rest of them it is to be made up to her by the rest of the Children out of my Estate no Disposed of.

      Item It is my will and desire after the death of my wife all the rest of the Negroes be praised and equially divided between all the rest of my children that are living.

      Item It is my will and desire that after the death of my loving wife and all my just debts paid and collected that all the estate not yet disposed of to be sold and the money divided among children then living.

      Item It is my will and desire that after the death of my wife that if my daughter Mary should not be judged capable to taking care of herself that her part of the estate be sold and the money lodged in the hands of my daughter Susannah whom I leave as guardian of the said Mary for the sole purpose of supporting her during her life.

      Signed and sealed
      William Humphrey

      In the presence of
      Joseph Ferguson, James (X) Goodwin, Susannah Ferguson.

      This 12th day of January 1805. I do appoint my loving wife Mary Humphrey and two sons George and John Humphrey appointed sole executors of this my last will and Testament.

      At a County Court held for Nelson County on Monday the eighth day of July 1805

      This last will and testament of William Humphrey deceased was proved by oaths of Joseph Ferguson, James Goddwin, and Susannah Ferguson the subsribing witnesses therto and ordered to be recorded 12 January 1805. 8 July 1805. Proved and ordered to be recorded.

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      Note provided by Peggy Atteberry,

      Of German origin was one of 3 brothers who came to America.

      Buried at Poplar Flat Cemetery which is located 7 Miles south of Bardstown, Nelson Co. KY. Grave cannot be located.

      As shown in the Humphrey Family Reunion at Poplar Flat Church in 1891. "About the year 1785 or 1786, William Humphrey, Joseph Ferguson, William Summers and Thomas Ellison emigrated to Kentucky From Virginia, 3 of whom settled in (now) Nelson County. Of Methodist religion.

      Note from Mike Hervey: Joseph Ferguson was likely step-brother and brother-in-law (sister Sarah) to Mary Summers Humphrey and William Summers would have been Mary's Brother.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    2. [S281] Personal Records of Peggy Atteberry, Peggy Atteberry, (Name: published on line at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GED&db=attebaby;).
      Peggy extensively researched this line for many years but apparently did not make her sources public.

    3. [S912] Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for William Humphrey

    4. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).
      Date of Import: Apr 18, 2000

    5. [S1137] Western American, (Name: Western American; Location: Bairdstown, KY; Date: June 1, 1804;).

    6. [S1126] Humphrey Family Reunion, Lufcy, Lola Wilkey, (Name: The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 3; Date: Jul.-Sep. 1961;), pages 88-97.

    7. [S982] Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Humphries, [fnu] & WOOD, Ann; bef. 17 Dec 1758; Jn. WOOD in his w. (17 Dec 1758 - 8 Jan 1759) ment. his dau. Ann Humphries; his frien Jn. Humphries was the ex.; (NC RB 5:32)