Friday, June 1, 2018

William POOLE, late 1700s, Maryland to Illinois, 3rd great-grandfather LEWIS-RICE lines

Continuing in fits and starts in the year-long challenge by genealogist Amy Johnson Crow to write about #52ancestors in 52 weeks, here is my post on my children's father's lines, an end-line person, William POOLE. William is the 3rd great-grandfather of my ex-husband and his brother, 4th great-grandfather to our children, 5th, to our grand-children.
Image on the right is All Saints Church, Calvert, MD, with cemetery. I would love to go wandering through this cemetery! Remember to click on the various links [bolded, underlined words] below for additional information.

He was born in Calvert county, Maryland, in about 1765.  He "moved to Louisville Kentucky, building as is authentically stated, the first cabin on that site, in company with Samuel Shew. Mr. Pool removed to Bowling Green, where he and Mr. Cleardy were the original patentees.  He had a family of ten children, seven born in Maryland, the rest in Kentucky. He soon after came to Gallatin County, IL, where he died."  (This detail from the 1883 History of White County [Illinois]).

His marriage to Nancy BOWLS/Bowles on 29 Apr 1798 was in Bardstown, Nelson, KY. Click on link to see more about Bardstown.

For some unknown reason - perhaps Nancy was underage and therefore this 1798  marriage was not considered valid - in the same Nelson County Kentucky, a marriage bond was found dated 28 April 1800 [very clearly written] for the sum of £50:  

"...the condition of the obligation is such that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound William Poole and Nancy Bowls daughter of James Bowls -- for which a License has issued then the above obligation to be void else to remain..."  Signatures: Wm Poole [signature], and Ignatius Bowls [his mark]. 

Confusing to me. And there is no clarity of the relationship of Ignatius to Nancy [brother, grandfather, uncle?] Any ideas, readers? 

In the 1800 Census, there is a listing for Wm Poole in All Saints Parish, [Sunderland] Calvert, MD.  By the 1810 Census, he and his family are seen living in Louisville, Jefferson, KY.  And by 1820, the family is in Prairie, White, IL. Oh to have all-name census records! 

William and Nancy are stated to have had 10 children as noted earlier, although I have only found 7 so far, seen on a FindAGrave memorial for Swan Cemetery, Gallatin, IL:
   1.  John A., b. 1802; m. Sarah Ann Eubanks
   2.  Joseph, b. 1805
   3.  Thomas B., b. 15 Jan 1806; m. Hannah Collard
   4.  Mary, b. possibly 1808
   5.  Permelia, b. 1812
   6.  Priscilla [ancestor], b. 30 Nov 1815, Green co. KY, d. 6 Sep 1857 Norris, White, IL; m. on 16 Aug 1830 in White Co., IL to Thomas Milligan VINEYARD; 10 children
   7.  James, b. 1820

William POOLE died in 1825 in Gallatin County, IL, and a Memorial may be seen on FindAGrave, Swan Cemetery, Gallatin IL.  Memorial ID# 64871354.

I have not found further information on his wife, Nancy BOWLES Poole, who apparently died 1847 in Gallatin County IL. Likely she lived with one of her children, although I have not been successful in finding proof.  

William's parents still  need to be researched - there is one instance suggesting his father's  name was John, but this is not yet proven. 
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