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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Capt. Philip Edward Yeiser

CENSUS: Year not recorded; Head of Families, Maryland, Baltimore County.
Yeiser, Philip - 1 Free White Male, 5 Free White Males under 16, 2 Free White Females incl. heads of family

WILL-ESTATE: On record at the Mercer County Courthouse, Kentucky; copy in possn of T.Mason; inventory & appraisment dated 28Aug1833; Book 10, Pgs 90-93. EXTRACT: ... bequeath to my wife Catharine ... the whole of my real estate (Philip Yeiser House in Danville).. the whole of the personal property ... after the death of my wife do bequesth unto my son John the whole of my estate. Make my son John my sole executor ... 1st day of July 1833 Philip Yeiser.

REF: Early Days in Danville by Calvin Morgan Fackler; 1941. p. 212 - McDowell Park, The Old Graveyard, was originally the burying ground of the "Old First" Presbyterian church. In the northwest division Philip Yeiser, Sr. occupies a more lowly abode than the beautiful one he once builded himself. It is on a line between the Confederate and McDowell monuments, about half way. He was brought here after July, 3, 1833. If cholera carried him off, then it was a rather useless gesture on the part of death, for he was past seventy-eight.

Philip Sr. came to Danville in the 1790's. He was largely interested in tanning. The Yeiser home was the first attempt at a mansion in Danville.

BIRTH-CHILDREN: letter from Carol Jackson to "Mr. Yeiser"; 12/20/81; copy in possn of T.Mason (filed - Philip Yeiser); EXTRACTION: Here is copy of notarized document apparently copied from Catherine and Philip Yeiser's Bible somewhere in Arkansas. (Contains Catherine's birthdate and names and birthdates of 10 children.) The other is material copied from Affie Yeiser Jackson's bible and some updating by me. (Contains two pages of family records.) At end is comment, "As you can tell, the Jacksons are not real great record keepers, but this may give you some idea about this branch of the family, and how some of us are still here in Danville at the Episcopal Church." The document is accompanied by a one page Notary Public testimony given by C.C. Dean the 21st day of October 1885 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. EXTRACT: ... page in an old German Bible, belonging to descendants of the Yeiser family, said Bible having been printed as appears by its title page in Hamberg in Germany about the year 1700.

SOURCE: 1) Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ. Philip was commissioned Captain in the American Revolution. He was a butcher and tanner by trade. He settled in Kentucky in 1788 and died during the Cholera epidemic.
2) In 1795 he bought 600 acres in Danville, KY from John Crowe for his Plantation Mansion, 1804 completed "The Philip Yeiser House." For full impact of this union see, "Early Days in Danville" by Calvin Morgan Fackler 1941.
3) "Louisville Times" Friday, Oct. 1 Princely Fortune Involved, Judge Fortaine Fox engaged to recover Yeiser Estate.
4) 1790 census, Baltimore County's 1st: Philip Yeiser, 1 over 16 including father, 5 boys under 16, 2 females including mother.
5) Wiley, Mary Louise Yeiser, Yeiser, Ledbetter, and Allied Families. Butcher & tanner in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; went to Maryland; then to Kentucky, about 1788; listed on Mercer County Tax List as of 24 Mar. 1789 (see "First Census of Kentucky 1790); in 1795 bought 600 acres of land in Danville, Kentucky, from John Crow, for his plantation; completed the Yeiser House, Danville, about 1804. One of founders of Trinity Episcopal, Danville, 1830." Birthdate given as 2 Aug. 1754, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Death given as 4 July 1833 in Danville, Kentucky of plague.
6) Beverly G. Yeiser, Sr. Corresondence 17 Jan. 1998. Following article was included regarding the house that Philip Yeiser built. "The Philip Yeiser home was the first ambitious attempt at a mansion, here (Danville, KY. SJFG) This old place which, once in ever so often, someone calls "Christopher Greenup house," is that beautiful colonial at the head of Second Street. Mr. Philip Yeiser, Sr., who was largely interested in tanning, came to Danville in the 1790's. He bought a tract from John Crow in 1795. Unfortunately the sheet containing the body of the deed is missing from the records. As it doesn't seem to have been either cut or torn out, it was probably omitted when the sheets were rebound at some time. We have it properly indexed, and the acknowledgment shown on page 7, but nothing else. So not until John Yeiser, the son who inherited it, conveyed to Thomas Proctor, do we get the description, which shows that the tract ran from our present Third Street with the north side (as now) of Lexington Avenue. It formed an almost perfect parallelogram, excepting the nipped off southeast corner, at Nichols' ropewalk, and the elongated one upon the northeast. All Danville above Lexington Avenuie (which was not opened until long after) and east of Third once formed a part of the Yeiser farm.

1840-1860 Construction Period
Some of our best residences were constructed between 1840 and 1860. Then the Philip Yeiser farm was divided among the heirs of Thomas Proctor who had obtained it from John Yeiser. Philip Yeiser, the master of beautiful Yeiser house, was certainly here in 1794, which year he bought his first real estate." (The above excerpt appears to be from a book. SJFG)

7) "Early Days in Danville," by Calvin Morgan Fackler, p. 212. Excerpt from "The Old Graveyard," referring to McDowell Park. "In the northwest division Philip Yeiser, Sr., occupies a more lowly abode than the beautiful one he once builded himself. It is on a line between the Confederate and McDowell monuments, about half way. He was brought here after July 3, 1833. If cholera carried him off, then it was rather useless gesture on the part of eath, for he was past seventy-eight."
8) LDS Family History records, Springdale, AR. AFN:8PS3-ZL, Born 20 Aug 1754, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Married 15 Jan 1775, Of Kent, Pennsylvania, Died, 4 Jul 1833, Danville, B, Kentucky.

Lancaster Co., PA Wills, 16 Apr 1787. "Testatrix: I Magdalena Shitz... . I give and bequeath unto my Nephews Englehard Yeizer and Philip Yeizer (Sons of my brother Frederick Yeizer deceased) all that my House and half lot of Ground situate in the Borough of Lancaster adjoining in front on King street and West by Jacob Stuffs Lot North to a fourteen foot Alley and East by George ____ Lot, together with all other the Buildings Rights Liberties and Priviledges there belonging or in any wise appertaining To hold the same to them my said nephews Englehard Yeizer and Philip Yeizer their Heirs and assigns forever as ___nanto in common. And I do also hereby give and bequeath unto my said Nephews Englehard Yeizer and Philip Yeizer all and singular the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate And Household furniture of what name soley and to their heirs and assign forever they paying unto the said Mary John & Jacob the Legacies to them herein bequeathed in manner and form herein mentioned And it is my Will and I do hereby that all the rest of my Relations and kindred be entirely excluded & debarred of and from having or claiming any Share or Shares of into and ____ of my Estate real and personal.


Catharine Doudel

BIRTH-CHILDREN: letter from Carol Jackson to "Mr. Yeiser"; 12/20/81; copy in possn of T.Mason (filed - Philip Yeiser); EXTRACTION: Here is copy of notarized document apparently copied from Catherine and Philip Yeiser's Bible somewhere in Arkansas. (Contains Catherines birthdate and names and birthdates of 10 children.)

Wiley, Mary Louise Yeiser, "Yeiser, Ledbetter, and Allied Families" indicates that Catharine was engaged to be married to a Mr. Conrad Leatherman. When the day for the wedding arrived, the groom coming to claim his bride found she had eloped with Mr. Philip Yeiser. The young couple had just reached their majority. They moved to Danville, Ky. lived to a great old age, cheered and loved by a houseful of children.

ESTATE INVENTORY: On record at the Mercer County Courthouse, Kentucky; copy in possn of T.Mason; inventory & appraisment dated 10-7-1836; Book 10, Pgs 467-469. EXTRACT: She had 2 Negroe's at her death - 1 man Stephen valued at $400 and 1 woman Fempy valued at $100. Total value of personal property being $1455.75.


Philip Doudel Yeiser

Catharine F.B. Mason's notes indicate he was a bachelor, unmarried.

SOURCE: (1) Howard Yeiser. (2) Census Columbia, Adair Co., KY 1830.


Emanuel B. Yeiser

SOURCE: (1) Howard Yeiser. Died as infant.


Emanuel Reigart Yeiser

SOURCE: (1) Howard Yeiser. Died as infant


Anna Maria Yeiser

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser. Died as infant.


Maj. John Dunning Adams

HONORS: Filed in Levi Borden records of T Mason; ; ; an article written in the "Arkansas Democrat" about a suprise 60th birthday party.

SOURCE: Wiley, Mary Louise Yeiser, Yeiser, Ledbetter, and Allied Families (P-VINE PRESS, Route 7, Box 264, Columbia, TN 38401).

SOURCE: Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Books (DAR, Ancestry.com), Vol. 104, page 133. ID #103433.


Catherine Yeiser

Catharine F.B. Mason's daughter indicated that John Adams and Kate Yeiser had 5 not 4 children. Catharine, however, only listed 4 in her records.

MARRIAGE: "News of Other Days", 1848; Arkansas Gazette; Vol. 25, p.3; 5 May 1848; --- Married on Tuesday evening, 2nd. last, at the Episcopalian Church, Little Rock by Rev. Sahers, Mr. John D. Adams of this city to Miss Catherine, daughter of Dr. Daniel Yeiser of Danville, Ky.". This Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Fauntleroy Samuel (Mrs. Daniel Yeiser) --- proved by many letters and clippings in my scrapbook. Thus, John J. Samuel was Mrs. John D. Adams (Catherine) uncle. The famous river boat was probably named Kate Adams for her, as the line belonged to John. D. Adams.


Daniel Yeiser Adams

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser


Rosa Adams

DEATH: Howard Yeiser indicates died at age three.


Collins Adams

DEATH: Howard Yeiser indicates died at age two.


John Jameson Yeiser

Obituary in Benjamin J. Borden's file of T.Mason - funeral at Presbyterian Church, was a Mason, although they had no children, they befriended many a fatherless child and took them into their home.


Fauntleroy Fontaine Maury Yeiser

Obituary lists birth as 6 March 1840. Lists Mrs CS Jackson of Boyle Co. & Mollie Walworth of Memphis as sisters. Name is also listed as Fountain.


Ivie D. Sheppard

SOURCE: (1) Howard Yeiser.


Chrisman Spears Jackson

SOURCE: Jackson, Carole Elaine Warren, "Kentucky Yeiser Family". Information sent to Howard Yeiser 12/20/1981. Gives his name as "Chrisman."

ANCESTORS-RESEARCHER: Chrisman Spears Jackson, Jr. sent information to T.Mason on 19 Nov 2002.
  Owned Danville-Pleasant Hill toll road. He offered to sell the 5 mile stretch and the toll houses to the county for $7,850 in 1897. County offered $3,000. It is recorded in county clerk's office that the Fiscal Court paid $4,737.50 for it's purchase on Feb. 2, 1899. One of the toll houses is the old white frame house owned by John Sewell and sold to Byron Crawford and is to be torn down in 1992.
  Records show the Danville-Pleasant Hill Company was formed on March 15, 1869 and operated until 1897 when was bought by the county.
  Refer to article in Advocate-Messenger on November 8, 1992.

Conversation with JCRosel (85) of Jct. City on 12/01/1992 in my office.
His maternal grandfather was John Nosko (Nosco Road named for him but misspelled). His great grandfather was Anton Rosel who was responsible for encouraging most of the immigrants to homestead in "New Austria", which is the Catholic Knob and Nosco Road region. Names such as Martin (Swiss), Bodner, Steinbergers, etc. Some of these people were given land if they helped Mr. Jackson get the lumber for his home, which had burned down.
Conversation with Howard Hunt, Sr 12/1992. Mr Hunt states Mr Jackson owned over 1200 acres at one time. Mr Hunt's farm (450 acres) was part of that land then. Mr Hunt said Mr Jackson was the chairman of the school board at one time and Mr Hunt's mother, Miss Martin, was the teacher who taught "all Mr Jackson's kids" in a one room school house out on the Pleasant Hill Road.

Death caused by being kicked in abdomen by a horse.Died on the farm homeplace on Shakertown Rd.
Occupation: Winemaker/Farmer/Horsetrainer"


Apphia Gatewood Bushrod Yeiser

BIOGRAPHY: letter from Carol Jackson to "Mr. Yeiser"; 12/20/81; copy in possession of T.Mason (filed - Philip Yeiser); EXTRACTION: (Contains two pages of family records.) Family Bible owned by Dr. Richard Jackson, apparently belonging to Affie Yeiser Jackson, daughter of Daniel Yeiser is the following (List birth dates and names of Chrisman, Affie and 8 children; plus (not from Bible) children and spouses of John D. Jackson.)

Obituary for Apha Jackson - July 20,1901 the daughter of Apphia Yeiser & Chris Jackson.

CENSUS: Sistler, Barbara, Byron & Samuel, 1850 Census, Central Kentucky (Nashville, TN: Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc.), page 39, schedule page 379.

SOURCE: Jackson, Carole Elaine Warren, "Kentucky Yeiser Family". Information sent to Howard Yeiser 12/20/1981. Gives his name as "Chrisman."

ANCESTORS-RESEARCHER: Chrisman Spears Jackson, Jr. sent following information to T.Mason on 19 Nov 2002:
"Her will is in Will Book 4, page 277, Boyle County, Ky. A summation of it says -- John & Henry (sons) were the executors. Says that she had made her home with son, Thomas, for years (since the death of her husband). States that Thomas had run the farm for years with little or no profit. stated that in that time, he had built a new tobacco barn, new stock barn, added to the dairy barn, built silos, and rebuilt the tenant house.

Her will stated that she wished Thomas to live at the homeplace rent free for 5 years, must pay the taxes, keep up the place in general. At the end of the 5 years, "he shall have the privilege and right to remove the tobacco barn and stock barn" . Also, to be paid $500 for improvements to dairy barn & tenant house.

Will states that if Thomas should die before the 5 years are up, Sarah, his wife, shall be able to complete the 5 years. This option was to be void if she remarried.

Will states that "in case of the death of Thomas and the marriage", or death of widow, before the 5 years are up, the children of the marriage shall be paid $700 per year of the remaining time (5 years) and rent out the farm or allow the children to live on the place for the remaining time and not pay the money.

Will states that after the 5 years are up, all lands owned by her, shall be divided into 4 equal shares, one for each of her children - however, son Chris had died and that 1/4 was to be placed in trust for his remaining children, John D & Affie. Trustees were given the power to sell, invest, etc. in name of heirs.

She was "a graduate of the first class of Caldwell College, now Centre College"

On 3/31/1880 in Deed Book 15, pg. 517 in the Boyle County Courthouse, Affie Jackson bought out all other sibling Yeiser heirs interest "for valuable consideration"in the "knob land tract"

On 9/21/1880 in Deed Book 15, pg. 618 in the Boyle County Courthouse, it is stated that CS & Affie Jackson sold the timber rights for the next 5 years on the "knob land" south of Danville (which she had inherited from her father, Dr. Daniel Yeiser & the land is described).

On 3/24/1884 in Deed Book 17, pg. 533 in the Boyle County Courthouse, it states that CSJackson bought 136 acres for $100 from Fontaine Yeiser & this land joined the Affie Jackson tract.


Katherine Jackson

BIOGRAPHY: letter from Carol Jackson to "Mr. Yeiser"; 12/20/81; copy in possn of T.Mason (filed - Philip Yeiser); EXTRACTION: Indicates died at birth.


John Davis Jackson

BIOGRAPHY: letter from Carol Jackson to "Mr. Yeiser"; 12/20/81; copy in possn of T.Mason (filed - Philip Yeiser); EXTRACTION: Indicates died in infancy.


Apha Jackson

Obituary notice in Dr. Daniel Yeiser file.

Cemetery plot - New Div/ Sec A/ Lot 82


Ernest P. Walworth

SOURCE: (1) Howard Yeiser. Had five children. (The Walworth chilren (five) were listed in Howard's records on Alpha Gatewood Yeiser and Chrisman Jackson. They are listed herein under Earnest Walworth until proven they do not belong here. SJFGordon.)


Mary "Mollie" Douglas Yeiser

LIFE SKETCH:
Mary Dorothea was a great club worker.  She organized the General Frank Cheatham Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and was President every year until her death.  She also acted as Secretary of the Ladies' Confederate Memorial Assn., to which she gave loyal service.  She was noted for her charitable work among the poor and, in fact, was known at the " Little Missionary of Fort Pickering," as she spent forty years of her life working among the less fortunate people of that community.  In her passing, it was said that the South lost an outstanding figure.

Obituary of Mrs Ernest Walworth. Ernest was of Natchez, Miss. First 3 children born at Natchez. Lived with dau. Mrs. E.G. Tate, visited by dau. Mrs. Edmund McGeehee, both of Memphis. Son Roy ill in New York & unable to attend funeral. Survived by sister Mrs. Chris Jackson. Was sister of late Mrs. Kate Adams, for whom the famous steamer was named. Pallbearers 3 grandsons: James Edmund McGeehee, George Morrow Taylor, C. Herbert Taylor Jr.


John Jackson

Forwarded by Peggy Galloway from CC microfilm review of The Advocate Messenger of 1/5/1877 -- states John died at his home on Sunday, 12/31/1876 after an illness of a few days, although in failing health for several months.

Moved to Bourbon Co., Ky soon after born in Chilicothe, Ohio. In 1823, came to Danville & resided here the rest of his life.

Was an "active businessman". Described as "inflexibly honest" & "eminently a just man". Was "firm in his convictions and courageous in expressing his opinions, he was yet a man of unpretensious modesty and unsuspecting nature".

A member of the Christian Church.

His son, Dr. John D Jackson preceded him in death by about 1 year.

His will is recorded in the Boyle County Courthouse in Danville, Ky. (Will Book 2, pg. 156) dated 7/7/1874. His executors were his brother, Thomas Wright Jackson, & his son, Chrisman Spears Jackson. In this will he describes "his late wife, Francis P. Jackson".


John Davies Jackson M. D.

His home in Danville is located at the corner of 5th & Broadway (SW). Joe Mattingly lived there & now John Grubbs lives there. The basic part of the house is log.

Founder of Boyle County Medical Society. At time of his death, was 1st VP in AMA. Instrumental in directing attention to Dr. Ephraim McDowell's accomplishments (ovariotomy) and in getting the memorial to him finished.

His will was recorded in the Boyle County Courthouse in Danville, KY on 12/20/1875. He left all to his brother, Chrisman Spears Jackson.

More About JOHN DAVIES JACKSON, MD:
In 1850 was Centre College student. Attended U of L & U of Pa.Med schools. Was a Physician, starting 1857
9/29/1862 - commissioned Surgeon in CSA.
Served with "Army of the Tennessee" 2 yrs. Then with "Army of Northern Virginia" until surrender at Appamotox.

Cause of Death: TBC


Jonathan Borden

RESEARCHER-BIOGRAPHY: Information provided to T.Mason on 1Dec2001 by Una A. Bowman. The Earle Family - Ralph Earle and His Descendants compiled by Piny Earle of Northampton, MA - Worcester, MA Press of C. Hamilton 1888 has no record that Jonathan Borden (b. 1690) was the husband of any Earl/Earle other than Mary Earl. His marriage to Mary Earl is noted on page 31 of that book.

In 1739 Benjamin Allen, William Sharp, Jonathan Borden and Richard Borden served as witnesses on an inquest in Chester Township. (New Jersey Colonial Documents Newspaper Extracts 1739 Pages 579-580.)

On 8 December 1737, Jonathan Borden was residing in Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey, when his daughter Patience Borden married Benjamin Allen, of Evesham. Because Jonathan Borden was identified as Patience's father, I assume she was not of age and he gave permission for her marriage. Therefore, her birth year was before 1716. [Note: Patience's father, Jonathan Borden, was living in 1728 in Freehold, Monmouth Co. N.J. The given or surname of her mother is unknown.] On 26 November 1730, Patience Borden's father, Jonathan Borden, was of Monmouth when he married his second wife Mary Earle of Springfield, Burlington Co., N.J.


Benjamin Borden

RESEARCHER-WILL: Information provided to T.Mason on 1Dec2001 by Una A. Bowman. "28 March 1766. Borden, Benjamin, of Burlington Co., yeoman: Will of. My father, Jonathan Borden, all my estate, and at his death, if anything be left, then to my half brothers, Jonathan Borden and Thomas Borden. Executors - Aaron Wills and Jonah Woolman. Witnesses - James Robinson, John Smith. Proved April 18. 1766. 1766. May 15. inventory. 58 pounds. 18 .11. Made by Abraham Kille and John Hunt. 1770. October 20. Account of Jonah Woolman and Aaron Wills, Adm'rs of Benjamin Borden of Willinborough, Burlington Co. Lib. 13 P. 34 and Lib 15. p. 64"


Jonathan Borden

RESEARCHER-BIOGRAPHY: Information provided to T.Mason on 1Dec2001 by Una A. Bowman. The Earle Family - Ralph Earle and His Descendants compiled by Piny Earle of Northampton, MA - Worcester, MA Press of C. Hamilton 1888 has no record that Jonathan Borden (b. 1690) was the husband of any Earl/Earle other than Mary Earl. His marriage to Mary Earl is noted on page 31 of that book.

In 1739 Benjamin Allen, William Sharp, Jonathan Borden and Richard Borden served as witnesses on an inquest in Chester Township. (New Jersey Colonial Documents Newspaper Extracts 1739 Pages 579-580.)

On 8 December 1737, Jonathan Borden was residing in Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey, when his daughter Patience Borden married Benjamin Allen, of Evesham. Because Jonathan Borden was identified as Patience's father, I assume she was not of age and he gave permission for her marriage. Therefore, her birth year was before 1716. [Note: Patience's father, Jonathan Borden, was living in 1728 in Freehold, Monmouth Co. N.J. The given or surname of her mother is unknown.] On 26 November 1730, Patience Borden's father, Jonathan Borden, was of Monmouth when he married his second wife Mary Earle of Springfield, Burlington Co., N.J.