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Re: MARKS -slave owners, VA>KY


Yeah - and now I'm getting emails from members of the white family asking me to straighten out their ancestry (I guess they ignored the part of my post's that mentioned the "S" word LOL.

Never thought I'd become so immersed in HUMPHREYs and MARKs and their hundreds (it seems) of nieces and nephews.

Speaking of which - this family owned land in KY - two large grants and some of the slaves wound up there - so anyone with a VA>KY connection with owners named Marks or the following should check out this info:

In 1783 Isaiah Marks received four military grants of Kentucky land, each amounting to 1,000 acres. The land is described in the Master Index Virginia Surveys & Grants 1774-1791, p. 123: 1000 acres on Highland Creek; 1000 acres on the Tradewater River; 1000 acres on the Ohio River and Highland Creek; and another 1000 acres on the Tradewater River. This land is located in present-day Henderson and Union Counties of western Kentucky.

"The will of Isaiah Marks is dated 20 Jan 1785; it was probated 8 August 1785 in Loudoun County VA. In his will, Isaiah Marks names his brother-in-law Thomas Humphrey and his brother Elisha Marks his executors. Also named are cousins John Humphrey and Abner Humphrey; brother Thomas Marks; sister Ury Williams' two oldest sons; brother John Marks; brother Abel Marks; and sister Mary Humphrey. One thousand acres of Isaiah's land in Kentucky was left to the two Williams brothers, sons of his sister Uriah. The other three thousand acres was to be divided equally between brothers Elisha, John and Thomas and sister Mary."

The plantation in KY was called Brandywine farm:

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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