Sunday, April 10, 2016

West Family Connections to Herndon, Halcomb and Milligan

Thought you might be interested in this 1815 (1801) legal document on the Herndon family. Amos West’s wife was Frances Herndon West. She was the daughter of James Herndon. I descend from her daughter “Isabell West Halkum”. The correct spelling should be Isabella West Halcomb, wife of Hiram Halcomb. Let me know if I can answer any questions regarding my West/Halcomb line.  – Cindy Halcomb Wyant


"Logan County, Kentucky Abstract of Equity Cases, Vol 1" by Montgomery Vanderpool, PO Box 151, Russellville, KY 42276, 1986, pp. 39 & 40.

EC 5-60 - Scott vs Herndon, Filed 17 Nov 1815. Thomas B. Scott complains that on 17 Aug 1801 for a valuable consideration he paid James Herndon they entered into an agreement. James Herndon to convey to Scott "one tract of land holden by headright and obtained by him this day as per certificate containing 200 acres, when he may make a conveyance thereof, that Scott is to pay the necessary and legal fee to the government its officers authorized to collect against the time required by law." Scott states he paid the state price for the land and all charges and fees, etc. and caused the land to be granted to Herndon by Patent from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, bearing date 23 Jan 1813. That since Scott caused the land to be patented to James Herndon he has departed this life intestate at least as to the land and that George Herndon, Cornelus Herndon, Elisha Herndon, James Herndon, John Herndon, Joseph Herndon, Polly Wilkins, Leonard West, Isabell West now Isabell Halkum wife of Hiram Halkum, Agnes West, James West, Richard West, Polly West now Polly Milligan wife of William Milligan are the legal heirs and representatives of James Herndon. The heirs are inhabitants of Logan Co. except for Cornelius who is an inhabitant of Tennessee. That Leonard, Agnes, James and Richard are infants under the age of 21. The West children were children of Frances West, late Frances Herndon (West), Deceased wife of Amos West. Includes agreement between Scott and Herndon dated 17 Aug 1801. The agreement says Thomas B. Scott is of Jessamine Co., KY.

My family data is posted to my Ancestry site “Halcomb Heckart Family Tree”, owner cindywyant68. Amos & Frances Herndon West were my 4th great grandparents. Hiram and Isabella West Halcomb were my 3rd great grandparents. These were followed by Amos Halcomb(Isabella Catherine Sivley) / James William Halcomb(Margaret May Plain) / Everett Thurman Halcomb Sr.(Lelia Helen Heckart) / Everett Thurman Halcomb Jr.(Fern Natalie Hanson) / and myself. – Cindy Halcomb Wyant

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