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Deeds can be a valuable source of genealogical information. The abstracts listed below offer clues to family relationships and to patterns of migration. The first designation is the book and page number. Original records are on file in the Butler County Court Clerk's office, in Morgantown, Kentucky.
LAWTON, HINES, HANKS, SHANKS
C 326 -- 7 Feb 1831: Thomas Lawton of Warren County to James Hines: household property and cattle, with the stipulation that "James Hines as trustee shall allow and permit my daughter, Ann Eliza Hanks (or Shanks) and her children, should she be the mother of any, to have, use, and enjoy the said articles..."
D 342 -- 22 Aug 1837: James Tyler to Andrew H. Hines and his wife Antha Hines, daughter of said Tyler... (all of Butler County).
C 71 -- 20 Dec 1824: The following people are listed as heirs of Paul Ferguson: James, John, Jonathan, William, Jacob, Mary, and Catharine; and John Marrs, who intermarried with Sarah Ferguson.
C 228 -- 5 Apr 1831: John Marrs to Betsy Forsythe, his daughter, wife of Jefferson Forsythe.
DOUGHERTY, MARRS, GILSTRAP
F 508 -- 20 Sept 1850: Darrel Dougherty and his wife Katherine Dougherty, formerly Catherine Mars; William Dougherty & wife Sarah, formerly Sarah Marrs; Christopher Gilstrap & wife Ann W., formerly Ann W. Marrs.
NEELY, PHILLIPS, PURDY, WILLIAMS, LORE, LANE, LOVE, HAYNES, HYNES, HOBBS
B 269 -- 5 Jan 1820: James Neely & Ellenor Neely his wife, formerly Ellenor Phillips; Robert Purdy & Elizabeth his wife, formerly Elizabeth Phillips; Elisha Williams & Mary his wife, formerly Mary Phillips; Joseph Phillips; and Nancy A. Phillips; sole surviving heirs of Philip Phillips, deceased ... This deed also mentions their attorney William Lore (or Lane or Love) of Grayson County and Wm. A. Haynes, executor of Cola (in other deeds "Col.") Andrew Hynes, deceased, of Nelson County; and it mentions "heirs of Joseph Hobbs, deceased..." Deed B 271 mentions ...Philip Phillips of Grayson County...
D 449 -- 23 Nov 1838: Nancy Porter of Morgantown, widow of Wm. Porter...
E 145 -- 1841: Isham Baucum appoints George R. Hines his attorney to act as agent in recovering Baucum's interest in his father's estate, John Baucum of Wake County, NC. Hines is to replace Pemel Baucum of Butler County.
WILKINS, BUTLER, DALLAS, GOIN
E 225 -- 21 July 1842: Catherine Wilkins, widow of General John Wilkins, late of Pittsburgh, deceased; James R. Butler & Ann W. his wife, formerly Ann W. Wilkins; Mary W. Wilkins, widow of John H. Wilkins; George S. Wilkins; Jane S. Dallas, formerly Jane S. Wilkins of the city of Pittsburgh; James C. Wilkins & Catherine S. Wilkins his wife of the city of Natchez; and Ross Wilkins & Maria Wilkins his wife of the city of Detroit: heirs & representatives of General John Wilkins by their attorney Franklin Goin of Glasgow.
E 243 -- 14 July 1842: John Howirth & Susan his wife, Asher W. Graham & Sarah his wife; George M. Howirth, all of Warren County; James F. Howirth & Susan his wife of Fulton County, Ill; representatives of Lawrence Howirth, deceased.