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Mercer County Kentucky Court Records

Mercer Co. Ct. Records pg 455
June 27 1790
On petition of Anthony Prewitt, the sheriff and jury are to meet to examine the place on Chaplin Fork where he is about to erect a water grist mill, he owning the lands on both sides of and report accordingly to Court.

Aug 28 1792
Deed Book 1 pag 14
James Hunter and Mary his wife of Philadelphia state of Penn.
and Hannah Harris of Woodford Co. KY
Heirs of William Stewart Deceased
300 Acres on waters of Doctors Fork and Chaplin River
to Charles Powell

Found in Crawford File at Mercer Co. Historical Society
Bond of Thomas Crawford to operate a tavern
Known all men by these presents we Thomas Crawford and Samuel Ewing are hereto and firmly bound onto his excellency Isaac Shelby Esqr. Governor of the State of Kentucky and his successors in the sum of one hundred pounds current money for the payment of which to be made good to our said governor to wit the said Thomas and Samuel do bind ourselves or heirs Exets. and _______ jointly and separately by these presents as witness our hands and seals this 27 day of May 1794.
The condition of the above obligation is such that where as the above bound Thomas Crawford hath obtained license to keep Tavern at his house in the county of Mercer _____ ____ the said Thomas ______ constantly find and provide in his said tavern good wholesome clean lodging and did for travelers and stablage provider or pasturage his horses for the term of one year from the date here of and shall not suffer or permit any unlawful dancing in his house nor suffer any person to tipple or drink more than is necessary or at any time suffer any disorderly or scandalous behavior to be practiced in his house with his private or consent then this obligation to be void or due to remain in full force and virtue.

Excet in the presence of the court
Thomas Crawford
Samuel Ewing

Charles Powell, living on Doctors Fork in Mercer County near Crawfords Tavern found a horse
From early Kentucky Newspapper extractions

Mercer Co. Ct. Records
May 26 1800
Robert Burton appointed overseer of the road on Chaplin Fork to Mrs. Hurbersons and from there to the county line as it leads to Springfield in place of Thomas Crawford

Sept 26 1803
Deed Book 5 pg 117
Charles Powell Sr.
124 Acres on Doctors Fork of Chaplin for $1.00
Boundaries: An island; Mathew Pruett's line; Powell's old line
to Charles Powell Jr.

Sept 24 1804
Deed Book 5 pg 316
Charles Powell Jr. and Leah, his wife
110 Acres on Doctors Fork of Chaplin River for 110 pounds
Boundaries: Matthew Prewitt, Lewis Powell; Goodnight's line
to John Whittier

Nov 24 1805
Deed Book 5 pg 511
Charles Powell
124 Acres on Doctors Fork of Chaplin for 6 Shillings
Boundaries: Burton; Paddock; Charles Powell, Jr.
to Lewis Powell

Deed Book 6 pg 372
Charles Powell
To Jeremiah Briscoe

Aug 17 1809
Deed Book 7 pg 303
Charles Powell
1 Acre on Doctors Fork for 15 chillings
Bounded by an island
Wit: Archibald Bilbo; John Bottom; Thomas Bottom
to Jacob Bottom

Will Book 4 pg 112
Charles Powell's Will

July 13 1811
Deed Book 8 pg 205
Lewis Powell
100 Acres on Doctors Fork for $200
to Jacob Bottom

May 7 1812
Deed Book 8 pg 493
Thomas Crawford, Adm. Charles Powell, deceased
108 Acres on Doctors Fork of Chaplin for $400
Boundaries: Ferguson's line; William Whoberry; William Bottoms
To Anthony Prewitt

Feb 15 1817
Mercer Co. Ct Box P # 9,10,11
Suit concerning title to 300 Acres that Charles Powell bought of Mary Hunter, etc.
At the house of Sally Prewitt, widow of Mathew Prewitt
     Thomas Crawford, Adm. Of Charles Powell deceased

     Heirs of Charles Powell
  • Charles Powell
  • Lewis Powell
  • Anthony Powell
  • Nathaniel Warren and wife Lucy
  • John Wesley and wife Agnes
  • George Cole and wife Rhoda
  • Fields Prewitt and wife Polly
  • Edmund Bottom and wife Sally
     By attorney Samuel Davis
     Bring suit against heirs and devisees
     Sally Prewitt widow of Mathew Prewitt
  • Isham Pewitt
  • Nancy Prewitt
  • Edith Prewitt
  • Walker Prewitt
  • James Prewitt

April 1829
Deed Book 15 pg 488
John May
For love of his daughter intermarried with Charles Powell
67.5 acres on Chaplin Fork, one mile below Perryville
Corner to Jefferson McGinnis, south of Burton's line; Vannoy's line

Oct 4 1834
Will book 10 pg 243
Appraisment of Estate of Sarah Powell, Dec'd
One Bond on Jeremiah Briscoe 13 Aug 1807 for $1000
Plus interest $2638.33
Sundry Credits $1560.00
Balance Due $1068.33
Commissioners: Samuel Ewing; Martin Bottom; W. E. Crawford
Recorded Dec Co. Ct 1834

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