Friday, June 24, 2011

Ballard County, KY Early Records

Ballard County was formed on February 15, 1852 from portions of Hickman County and McCracken County. It was named for Bland Ballard (1761–1853), a Kentucky pioneer and army officer who had served as a scout for General George Rogers Clark during theAmerican Revolutionary War. On February 17, 1880, the courthouse was destroyed by a fire, which also destroyed most of the county's records.[3]

1870 US Federal Census, District 1, Ballard County, KY
Dwelling 171/Family 176
Goings, Henry – 30 –  KY
Goings, Jane – 36 –  KY
Hicks, Rose – 34 –  KY
Flowers, Silas – 18 –  KY
Flowers, Vina – 11 –  KY

1870 US Federal Census, Milburn, Ballard County, KY
Dwelling 17/Family 75
Goings, James H. – 25 – KY
Goings, Mary F. – 23 – KY

Kentucky Marriages 1852-1914
Ballard County, KY

Marriage Date:  Dec. 1, 1874
Groom: J. B. Vaughn – 20 – KY – KY – KY – 1st Marriage
Bride:  P. B Goins – 17 – KY – KY – TN – 1st Marriage

Marriage Date: Oct. 8, 1876
Groom: Wm Adams – 46 – KY – KY – KY – 2nd Marriage
Bride: Amilia Goins – 49 – TN – TN – TN – 2nd Marriage


1880 US Federal Census, Milburn, Ballard County, KY
Dwelling 10/Family 10
Tucker, William – 54 – KY – KY – KY
Tucker, Ann M. – 44 – KY – KY- KY
Tucker, Charley – 21 – KY – KY – KY
Tucker, William – 12 – KY – KY – KY
Goins, Henrey – 6 – KY – TN – KY – Grandson
Goins, Cora B. – 5 – KY – TN – KY – Granddaughter

Submitted by Terry Strick
Willie Ann Goins, George Wessley Goins, and Louella Goins
were the children of Permelia Cather "Haggard" Goins and
Armstead Goins, my g-g-grandparents.

These are their marriages:

NOTE:  George Goins raised Willie's children (one of which was my maternal grandmother) after she died at the age of 30.

Source:  Ballard County Kentucky Marriages, 1878-1884

G. E. (should be G. W.) (George) Goins (my g-grandmother Willie's brother)
Katie Gibson
PRIN: (Surety):  J. O. Gibson (Katie's brother)
DATE:  February 8, 1883
AT:  Home of George Gibson (Katie's father)
PRES:  D.E. Porter, Bonnyman Vaughn, and David Mix
SOL:  Rev. J. A. Graves, Baptist Minister

W. E. (William Edward) Parker (g-grandfather)
Miss Willie A. Goins (g-grandmother)
PRIN:  E. (Edward) P. Hopper  (Husband of Willie's sister Luella)
DATE:  December 3, 1891
AT:  Home of George Goins (Willie's brother), Wickliff, Ballard County
PRES:  George Goins, George W. Parker (William Edward's father), and E. B. Penn
CLERK:  S. J. Moore
SOL: Rev. J. H. Mattlock B M  (Baptist Minister?)

Source:  Marriage Bond found at Wickliff Courthouse-Also found in the book "Ballard Co. KY Marriages, 1885-1899.

1900 US Federal Census, Bandana, District 1, Ballard County, KY
Family 292
Goines, George – 38 – KY – TN – TN
Goines, Katie L. – 32 – KY – KY – KY
Goines, Carrie M. – Daughter – 12 – KY – KY – KY
Goines, Sherman B. – Son – 10 - KY – KY – KY
Anderson, ???? – Daughter – 6 – KY – KY – KY (On the 1910 Census shown as Ida Anderson – niece)
Parker, Lanette – Niece – 3 – KY – KY – KY
Myers, Bessie – Servant – 23 – KY – TN – KY
Myers, Leslie – Servant – 19 – KY – TN – KY


Submitted by Terry Strick

William Edward Parker Last Will and Testament – May 31, 1900

In the name of God Amen:
I Edd Parker of the County of Ballard in the state of Kentucky, being weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding and considering the uncertainty of life do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit: First It is my last will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conviently can be after my decease and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me withI dispose of the same as follows I give devise and bequeath to my beloved children Namely Hulous C. Katie B. Lue Etta All my property personal Real or mixed I hearby constitute And appoint Geo. W. Goin Execution of the will without bond in witness whereof I Edd Parker the testation have this day written on one sheet of paper my last will done by my own will and by my own hand this the 31 day of May in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred (1900) In witness I have herewith Set my hand and pen this 31 day of May 1900.
                                                                                                                                                W.E Parker

Sined and declared by the Said Testation as his last will testament in the presence of us

                                                                                                                                                J.W. Spince
                                                                                                                                                G.D. Johnson

State of Kentucky } sct
Ballard County      }
I J.J. Grace Clerk of the County Court of County and State aforesaid do certify that the foregoing Will of Edd Parker was on the 18 day of June 1900 lodged in my office for record and the same with this certificate has been duly recorded in my office
                Given under my hand this 10th day of July 1900
                                                                                                S.J. Moore J. J. Grace

Submitted By Terry Strick - A Few of the George W. Goins Guardianship Papers for the Parker Heirs.

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