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Re: Cessnas of LaRue County, Kentucky
Posted by: cheryl cessna (ID *****4494) Date: February 04, 2008 at 20:45:30
In Reply to: Cessnas of LaRue County, Kentucky by Thurman Sisney of 483

Thank you Thurman, for this interesting post!

Below is a family tree that I found in the Friend Family Genealogy Forum. A Maureen Harbourt made a posting on her Friend family on Nov 14, 2005 about her Hanks and Friend family connections. In her posting, she gave a Friend Newsletter reference, which I copied from Maureen's posting and pasted here. It is towards the bottom of this posting. My purpose is to show the informtion about the Friends and the information mentions Thurman's Phillip Phillips fellow that he posted in this posting.
The Friend newsletter took an excerpt from the "History of LaRue Co, Kentucky" about the Friend sisters that settled the LaRue Co area. Please read below and I think you'll find NO reference to any Sisneys in regards to the Friend family in LaRue Co, Kentucky. This is quite an interesting piece and I was very fortunate to find this.

One thing I noticed in this piece was the mentioning of Jonathan Cessna and one Joseph Kirkpatrick. It seems to me that the Kirkpatricks were connected to the John Cessna/Cisney....of 1757, the one who was taken by the Indians in the House of Cessna.......the Kirkpatricks were living next door I believe. Could the Kirkpatricks be related to the early Cessna's???? Cousins?? I wonder if the Kirkpatrick matriarch wasn't a Cessna female from the first family??? This might need to be explored more! Anyway, please enjoy the information below.

**In the below information, a man named Asa Killem is mentioned. The article below mentions at one point that Asa Killem's name was spelled Kellem. I found this interesting that someone should note that a name was mispelled in official documents and I believe it was the marriage records. Now where have we seen THAT before; the notion that a name could be mispelled!!??

Cheryl Cessna
Fresno, Calif

William HINCH - b. abt. 1750
d. c1783 at LaRue County, Kentucky [Donan]
He was married to one of the FRIEND sisters, Elizabeth FRIEND.
Elizabeth was the daughter of John FRIEND II and Elizabeth BANNER.

**"William HINCH emigrated from Yohogania County, Virginia, to a place in
Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky, circe 1780. William HINCH, Phillip
married to Elizabeth FRIEND and her sisters: Susannah, Nancy, Mary and
Eleanor, respectively 'all moved to Kentucky together under the direction of
Phillip PHILLIPS. They came from Yohogania County, Virginia, now Washington
County, Pennsylvania, during 1780-1781. They erected a fort and named it
PHILLIPS Fort very near what is now known as Hodgenville, LaRue County,
Kentucky.' Isaac FRIEND 'also was in the company of people traveling to
Kentucky'. [J. FILLEBROWN]

*** "It was reported in the Collections of Depostitions of Early Settlers in Land Suits,
Book B, records of the Nelson Circuit Court, Kentucky, filed in Hardin County Court,
on 4 October 1894, page 291: 'In the month of December 1780 or January 1781,
we came to Middle Creek. In the following fall, in company of William HINCH,
entered land claim after looking over land in company with Joseph KIRKPATRICK.';
page 307 'Testimony of Conrad WALTERS taken at the home of Asa KILLEN on
November 2, 1808, as to first settlers in the area. Asa KILLEM testified 17 February
1890 that he had been acquainted with the Nolin Creek area about 23 years."

Children of William HINCH and Elizabeth FRIEND are:

Eleanor HINCH - b.between 1768 and 1774 in Kentucky
d. between 1827 and 1830 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky

***It is believed by Helen DONAN, who was one of the original HINCH
researchers, and Jane STEPHENS, who descends from this line,
that this Eleanor HINCH is actually the daughter of George HINCH and
Unknown BOZARTH. It is believed that when this child was orphaned, this
young couple took William HINCH'S orphaned niece to raise and she was
rasied by Elizabeth FRIEND HINCH after she was widowed.***

Married Asa KELLUM on 27 October 1788 in Nelson County, Kentucky
They lived in Nolynn County, Kentucky. [Judy CLUFF nee HARRIS reported
this information obtained from Nelson County, Kentucky, Marriage Records, Book 1.
Jediah ASHCRAFT signed the surety bond. Asa's name was spelled 'KELLUM' ]
[ref via J. FILLEBROWN]
**Per Kentucky Tax Records, this couple were found in Hardin County, Kentucky, on the
tax lists from 1788 to 1821.....(V. HUTCHISON)**

Other documentation of William HINCH:

1778 - from minutes of Ft. Dunsmore at court held in Augusta County, Pittsburg:
William HINCH was named Appraiser of the estate Em. McCOW in book II , page 251.

25 August 1778 - Court minutes - Yohogania County, Virginia, Administration of the estate of
William McCOY, deceased, is granted to Phillip PHILLIPS, he having complied
with the law. Ordered that William HINCH appraise the estaste. [LOVING]

26 July 1779 - "On July 26, 1779, William HINCH "of Youghagania County and State of Virginia,
planter," sold 441 acres of land "laying and being on the head waters of Peters
Creek, joining lands with Olliver MILLERon the East, Jediah ASHERAF on the
South, Alexander MILLER on the West, and Joseph KIRKPATRICK
on the North," to "David FRAZER, of the same place, planter," for
the grossly inflated, war-time price of "three thousand pounds Pennsylvania
currency." {{ [1] The Virginia legislature established Yohogania County
in November 1776, forming it from part of the District of West Augusta.
[2] Yohogania County extended into what is now Greene, Washington, and
Allegheny counties, Pennsylvania. The deed of HINCH to FRAZER was
recorded in the "Minute Book of the Virginia Court Held for Yohogania County."
[3] but the Yohogania county court was closed in August 1780 in accordance
with a settlement between the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia.
In March 1781 the Pennsylvania legislature established Washington County
and the FRAZIER family became Pennsylvanians. Life on the frontier
was uncertain." }}{LOVING}
[1] - Washington County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book 1-A: 93-94. The deed
was recorded in Washington County on 2 June 1783, after David FRAZER's
death, by Alexander LONG, who, with Philip PHILIPS, witnessed the
signing of the deed.
[2] - See Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from
Virginia Legislation, originally published in the Bulletin of the Virginia State
Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916; Reprinted 1992 by the
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland.
[3] - See Boyd Crumrine, Virginia Court Records in
Southwestern Pennsylvania: Records of the District of West Augusta
and Ohio and Yohogania Counties, Virginia, 1775 - 1780, originally published
in 1902; reprinted in 1974 by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,
of Baltimore Maryland.
***Joyce Loving sent basic information in this segment and it was entered on the
original posting of this page. Mark Frazier LLOYD has sent all of the detail that
is seen here with the footnotes indicating where the information may be found for
those interested.***
Remaining property information from Mark Frazier LLOYD is as follows:

"David FRAZIER'S land in Washington County was warranted by his son, Robert,
on 13 Febriary 1786. Robert died just six months later. On 1 November 1786, the FRAZIERS
paid Pennsylvania officials to survey the land, but then did not obtain a patent, the final
step of taking legal ownership of a frontier claim. In 1788, the Pennsylvania legislature
established Allegheny County from portions of Washington County and Westmoreland County.
The FRAZIER land was located in that portion of Washington County taken into Allegheny County.
On 17 March 1808, on order of the Pennsylvania Board of Property, the FRAZIER farm
was finally patented to Thomas CRAWFORD who called it "Administration". It was CRAWFORD
then who therefore secured title to 327 acres, 115 perches in St. Clair [later Bethel] Township,
Allegheny County."
[See Bethel Township, now Bethel Park Borough, at page 18 of "The Warrantee
Atlas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania," reprint edition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 1982; original edition by the
Pennsylvania State Land Office, ca. 1914]

"CRAWRORD died less than a year later."
[See Will Book 1, page 272, Number 195, Register of Wills,
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania]

"His executor, John FINLEY, retained title until 1818, when he sold the land to Samuel
COCHRAN, describing the land as in St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania."
[See Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book 25, pages 465 - 467.]

"Identification of the location of David Frazier's , Peters Townsuhip/Bethel Park
Borough farm may be made by comparing the 18th century warrant maps with modern
U.S. Geological Survey maps. The Frazier property is bounded, in approximate terms, by
South Park Road on the north, Logan Road on the west, Logan Road and King's School Road
on the south, and Stoltz Road on the east. Pennsylvania State Route 88, also known as
Library Road, runs north/south through the eastern section of the old farm".
[See Bridgeville Quadrangel, Pennsylvania, 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic),
U.S. Geological Survey Map N4014--W8000/7.5, See also, the on-line resource at Bethel Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.]

1782 - "In this year, I served under Captain Richard [Hubbs service] 1782
General George Rogers CLARK planned an Expedition against the Shawnee Indians
and I volunteered in a company commanded by Captain Andrew HYNES [of which
Phillip PHILLIPS was Lt. and William HINCH, Ensign in the Regiment commanded
by Col. John FLOYD. [Jacob HUBBS pension application....per Donan]

1783 - William HINCH died at LaRue County, Kentucky [Donan]

1784 - Elizabeth HINCH, widow of William HINCH, married William BROWNFIELD in
Jefferson County, Kentucky. [Jefferson County, Kentucky- marriage book 1 - Donan]
[[That also corresponds with the FRIEND Family Website, hyperlinked above]]


From "The Friendship NEWS" - October 2000
Their website is:

On their Newsletters you will find the following information:

"The FRIENDship NEWS is the official publication of the Friend Family Association
of America. Published by the Association four times a year. Editor: Dr. Donald L. Fritz.
Copies gladly sent to libraries and genealogically oriented organizations on request. Articles
on research, historical records as well as news items and queries are always welcome. There
is no charge for queries."

It goes on to say:
"The Friend Family Association of America, a tax exempt publicly supported
organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is engaged in the
collection, recording, and preserving and sharing of historical and genealogical data.
Membership is open to all persons regardless of name, race, creed, or place of origin."

Their newsletter states:


"Exerpted from 'The History of Larue County, Kentucky.' Provided by Leonard Morrison, former
Treasurer and Trustee of the Friend Family Association:

"A prominent early citizen in Kentucky was Phillip Phillips, for whom Phillips Fort was named.
He was wealthy for those times, owning much land. He had the distinction fo being Justice
of the Peace in several communities. He died in 1797, the year George Washington
finished his second term as president. Phillips' wife was Savannah FRIEND.

"Jedediah ASHCRAFT and his wife, Nancy FRIEND, and their children and Joseph
KIRKPATRICK and his wife, Eleanor FRIEND, were two other of the occupants of
Phillips Fort.
These two families had estates of several thousand acres of land. Joseph KIRKPATRICK built
a stone house which still stands in what then was a part of Virginia. The ASHCRAFT family
later moved to the Corayson County region and took up some 1200 acres of land on Bear Creek.
Jedediah was killed by Indians in 1794.

"Jonathan CESSNA and wife, Mary FRIEND, settled at the falls of the Ohio River.
He was killed by Indians and his wife, with her infant son, then joined her relatives
at Phillips Fort. She was secured a grant of 300 acres of land.

"And there was another FRIEND sister, Elizabeth, who married first a Mr. HINCH, who
died soon after. She later married William BROWNFIELD.

"These five pioneer ladies were known as the five beautiful FRIEND sisters in the
vicinity of their home, FRIENDS Cove, Pennsylvania."

"Their brother, Isaac FRIEND, and family, which included six sons, started the FRIEND
generations in that section of Kentucky. Now only a few of name still live there.

"In England, the FRIEND families had sixteen coats of arms. One that was brought to
America had as its motto:

"Master builder, John FRIEND, supervised the construction of the first building for
Harvard College in 1640. It was probable the largest building in New England. Earlier
he had constructed the fort at Saybrook. John FRIEND changed "20 pounds and eight" for
his services." (reference: The Founding of Harvard College by Samuel E. Morrison. 1935)



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