Ludwell OVERBY 1
Noted events in his life were:
1. Tax List: 1829, Barren County, Kentucky. 5
2. Census: 1830, Barren County, Kentucky. 6
3. Census: 1840, Christian County, Kentucky. 7
4. Census: 1850, Graves County, Kentucky. 2
5. Census: 1860, Graves County, Kentucky. 3
6. Census: 1870, Graves County, Kentucky. 4
Ludwell married Jane S. KING, daughter of John KING and 1st Mrs. John King, on 12 Nov 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky.1 (Jane S. KING was born in 1807-1809 in Virginia 2 3 4 and died after 1870 in probably Graves County, Kentucky 4.)
Margaret Lester Hill has seen the marriage bond and is of the opinion it was dated 9 Nov 1829. Martha Powell Reneau, on the other hand, has it dated 29 Nov 1829. Margaret's date fits with the 12 Nov 1829 marriage date provided by Reneau. Reneau appears to have realized there was a date inconsistency, but seems to have thought the problem was with marriage date, since that date was underscored. Instead, the problem seems to have been with her reading of the date of the bond. Reneau also states John King was the surety for the bond and that the marriage was performed by Jacob Lock. 1 8
1 Martha Powell Reneau, Marriage Records of Barren Co., Kentucky, 1799-1849, FHL Fiche No. 6,093,804, Page 197.
2 1850 Census, Graves County, Kentucky, Roll M432_201, Page 481 (Ancestry.com Image 122 of 130).
3 1860 Census, Graves County, Kentucky, Roll M653_369, Page 248 (Ancestry.com Image 247 of 325).
4 1870 Census, Graves County, Kentucky, Roll M593_464, Page 66 (Ancestry.com Image 22 of 36).
5 Tax Books, Barren County, Kentucky, 1817-1834, FHL Film No. 7866.
6 1830 Census, Barren County, Kentucky, Roll 33, Page 171 (Ancestry.com Image 103 of 130).
7 1840 Census, Christian County, Kentucky, Roll 107, Page 102 (Ancestry.com Image 21 of 94).
Family Records of Margaret Lester Hill, citing Marriage File 5 of Barren County, Kentucky marriage records. Margaret "Peggy" Lester Hill is a great great granddaughter of John King and his second wife, Elizabeth Priest, through their daughter, Elizabeth Carrington King Sanderson. Her mother was born in Barren County, Kentucky, so she is not far removed from her Barren County roots. She is an exceptional researcher who has lovingly preserved the history of our King family. She and her mother registered the John King Cemetery with the South Central Kentucky Historical Society. Peggy's e-mail address is email@example.com and her postal address is 489 Middle Gate, Irvington, VA 22480.