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From: "John G. West" <>
Subject: [KY-LaRue] Re: William Gardner
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 16:10:09 -0600
Donna, et al:
The indenture cited from my message back in 1999 is dated 15 Nov 1866 and
mentions that "Nancy Gardner formaly the wife of the party of the first
part" (William Gardner). Therefore, the marriage was somehow dissolved by
15 Nov 1866. I do not know how long before 15 Nov 1866 that they dissolved
In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, William and Nancy were living together,
Anderson H. Gardner and his children were living with his parents -
Anderson's wife, Elizabeth Cruse had died by then.
In the 1870 Federal Census of Larue Co., KY (Microfilm Reel M593 #480,
Magnolia Precinct, Page 16
Hshd. #110 111 Gardiner, Allen 42 MW Farmer 2000 1000 KY
Margaret 32 FW Keeping House KY
Henry 14 MW Farm Hand KY
Matilda 11 FW KY
John 9 MW KY
Roxanna 7 FW KY
Smith B. 6 MW KY
William 3 MW KY
William 83 MW VA
Nancy (65 FW 1200 NC) is living with John M. Gardner (38 MW Farmer 500 KY)
of the same precinct Page 17 Hshd.#116 117 with his wife Jane and 3
children, plus Anderson's daughter, Nancy F. (17 FW Housework KY)
It appears that they dissolved their marriage (divorced) between 1860 and
15 Nov 1866.
John G. West
At 08:05 AM 2/10/2004 -0500, Donna wrote:
>I got the info from John West about the divorce. I would love to see if
>there is a court record for it along with a deposition!! Which court would
>one write to? William Gardner died in 1872 but I have not found a will or
>estate record for him either. Still need death date for Nancy. Both are
>buried in South Fork. Any help would be appreciated and rewarded.
>Divorced in 1866 source for date?????
>Subject:Re: Larue Co - Gardners
>Date:Wed, 20 Oct 1999 23:01:51 -0500
>From:"John G. West" <>
>There is a deed that I will search for in my files and forward to you on
>the list. It mentions Nancy as his former wife and he is selling the
>entire portion of land except the part that was promised to her.
>Found it, but bad news - I do not know what Deed Bk. it came from and it is
>either page 17 or page 177 or 178 - that part is blurred when copied.
>It is a Larue Co. KY indenture of 15 Nov 1866 between William Gardner and
>James H. Dickson for twenty-five hundred and thirty-six dollars and 41
>cents! The amount to be paid in 48 months with interest. It is for 279
>acres on the waters of South fork of Nolynn. Land adjoining KW Holderman,
>along Dye's line, Puckett's line, Thomas Gardner's line - with this
>provision 50 acres of it have been Surveyed off and set a part as Dower for
>Nancy Gardner formaly the wife of the party of the first part on which she
>now lives and is to have as long as she lives or desires at her death all
>the right and title will go to the party of the second part.