AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Slaves in Mays Lick, Kentucky
I've managed to search my children's great (5th) grandparents back to Mays Lick, Kentucky, where they were together having survived slavery and the Civil war. Their names were Judith (Judie) Wilson and Joseph Settle(s). In the 1870 census, they were listed as the Sedle family. I know their son Joseph, who escaped across the Ohio river in 1863 with his family, was owned by John T Wilson (a judge in Mays Lick). Per another of their son's death cert, both Judith and Joe were born in Mason County around 1815. Since the "first" settlers of Mason County didn't come until the very end of the 18th century, Joe and Judith (both listed as "mulatto) in 1870's parents may have been with those first families. I'm interested in any information about slavery in Mason County, Kentucky and particularly about the Settles (Suttle/Sedle) family and the Wilsons (who married with the Shotwells, who were one of the founding families of Mayslick).