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marriage needed c1819 PEOPLES & LETT; also mentioned Hopkins, Wainscott
Posted by: Sherri Abromavage (ID *****8404) Date: April 15, 2005 at 14:52:22
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Looking for the marriage of Hector PEOPLES to a "Patsy" LETT about 1817-1819.
Best guess for location would be in the Pendleton/Owen/Harrison/ Scott county KY area or possibly the Jefferson co/Jennings county area of Indiana as that is where this branch of the LETT family were living at the time.

Patsy Lett appears as a witness to the marriage of her sister --Zilphia Lett'-- to John Hopkins in Pendleton county, KY 1814
(John Hopkins born 4 Dec 1790 Harrison county, KY  [personal comm..John Reed])
Application 24 Oct 1814 Daniel Lett gives consent.
1 Nov 1814 witnesses to parents consent: Isham Lett, Patsy Lett, Balaam Lett, Daniel Lett sr

In 1816, Hector Peoples appears on a tax list in Indiana:
Jefferson County, IN 1816 Tax List--Compiled by Robert W. Scott, transcribed by Mary Hill [original spelling preserved].
"A list of persons due taxes to William Vawter for the year 1815 and paid by me, James Vawter, to colect in 1816." [sic]
A list of taxable property not listed for the year 1816 which is listed by me, James Vawter and Collected:
Hopkins, John
Lott, Balim
Peoples, Hector

Hector PEOPLES purchased land in Jennings county, IN at the Jeffersonville IN land office 23 Nov 1817  (80a E 1/2 SW section 20 T5N R8E).

Patsy Lett appears on a list of members of the 1817 Mussel Shoals Baptist church in what is now Owen county, KY (was Scott then) along with her brother, Daniel Lett and his wife Mariah (osborn).

Hector PEOPLES appears on the 1820 census of Jennings county, IN ...near John & Zilphia (Lett) Hopkins.  ==================================================================================
CENSUS YEAR: 1820    STATE: IN    COUNTY: Jennings    MICROFILM#: M33-14    ENUMERATOR: William A. Bullock     ENUMERATION-DAY: August 7, 1820  page 80
     1    Burkes, William        
     2    Hopkins, John        2 males to 10; 1 male 25-46; 1 female to 10; 1 female 25-46; (1 in agriculture) 
  * 3    Hopkins, Rebecca 1 male 16-26; 1 male 26-45; 1 female to 10; 1 female 26-45; (2 in agriculture)
     4    Peoples, Hector    1 male 16-26; 1 male 26-45; 1 female to 10; 1 female 26-45; (2 in agriculture)
     5    Hopkins, Samuel    1 male to 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 26-45; 2females to 10; 1 female 10-16; 1 female 26-45; (1 in agriculture)
     6    Arbuckle, Mathew   3 males to 10; 1 male 26-45; 1 female 16-26; (1 in agriculture)
     7    Gaddis, John           
     8    Brandon, Ebenezer 
     9    East, James        
    10  Roberts, John           
    11  Roberts, Albert         
    12  Earl, Jacob         

CENSUS YEAR: 1820    STATE: IN    COUNTY: Jennings    MICROFILM#: M33-14    ENUMERATOR: William A. Bullock     ENUMERATION-DAY: August 7, 1820  page 78
4    Isham Lett          3 males to 10; 1male 25-46;  2 females to 10; 1 female 26-45; (1 in agriculture)

*Thomas Hopkins and John Hopkins were the sons of John & Rebecca "Beena" (McKinney) Hopkins
Thomas Hopkins (brother of John Hopkins m Zilphia Lett) married Rebecca Lett 22 Oct 1823 Jennings county, IN.

Patsy Peoples joined the Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Jennings county, IN, in May of 1822 as one of the constitutional members, along with John & Zilphia Hopkins. Patsy withdrew in March 1836.

Names of members in the Constitution
John Hopkins     excluded Feb 1836
Zilpha Hopkins  withdrew March 1836
Patsy Peoples    withdrew March 1836
Sally Lett           deceased Nov 1838

Names of members received after the Constitution
Balaam Lett     Rec. by letter September 182 Dis by letter March 1840
Sally Lett         Rec by letter Sept 1824 Dis by letter March 1840
Isham Lett        excluded August 1st Saturday 1834
Eliza Lett      departed this life Jan 14th 1836

Hector PEOPLES' estate records begin in Jennings county, IN in 1838. Hector Peoples estate was settled 13 Aug 1838 in Jennings county, IN.  His wife was named as Patsy, and guardianship of a son, John Francis Peoples, was given to John Hopkins.  Another man, Granville Winscott was named as a legal heir of the estate by marriage.  Buyers at the estate sale included Balaam Lett, Demarcus Lett, Fielding Lett, John Lett, Newton Lett, Warden Lett, Whitfield Lett, John Hopkins, Samuel Malcolm, John Cox sr, & John Hopkins.

Greenville Winscot who married Elizabeth PEOPLES on 7 October 1835 in Jennings county, IN.
Another marriage in the area has similar names:
Martha PEOPLES married John Cox in Jennings county, IN on 24 Sept 1834

Jennings county Indiana 1830 census
Isham Lett page 136
Balaam Lett p138
Daniel Lett p139
Freeman Thomas 1 Male 30-40; 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40

Coffee Creek Baptist church, Jennings county, Indiana-- Tuesday, Sept 4th 1838: The church met and after praise and prayer 1st On motion brethren Pleasant JONES, Balaam LETT and Thomas COBB are appointed to ascertain what amount will be required to support Brother Joseph WINSCOT for one year and report at next meeting.

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