Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John B. Latimer

Male Abt 1772 - 1814  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name John B. Latimer 
    Born Abt 1772  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1814  Mercer County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51622  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father Samuel Latimer,   b. Abt 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1828, Mercer County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lydia Margaret Musgrove,   b. 22 Oct 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1828, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1771  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • this marriage is not proved.
      there is no evidence that Samuel Married Lydia Musgrove. He did marry a Lydia

      other area candidates for Lydia

      Lydia Dement b. 20 MAY 1749 d/o William Dement

      Lydia Elgin, b. BEF 1762 d/o George Elgin & Susannah Musgrove (at age in 1778 but not married)

      Lydia Goldsmith b. BEF 1759 d/o John Goldsmith (St. Mary's County)

      Lydia Jones b. 13 MAR 1749/50 d/o John Jones of Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland

      Lydia Maddox b. abt 1754 d/o Benjamin Maddox (unmarried in 1772

      Lydia Murphy b. bef 1750 d/o Daniel Murphy

      Lydia Reeder b. abt 1760 d/o Richard Robins Reeder

      Lydia Reeves b. 28 AUG 1755 d/o Thomas Reeves

      Lydia Simpson b. 1752 d/o Joseph Simpson (not married in 1782)

      Lydia Tenaly b. abt 1755 d/o Philip Tenaly

      Lydia Wood B. 22 Aug 1750 d/o Samuel Wood
    Family ID F27416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Tabitha Brumfield,   b. Bef 1782, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1803, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 21 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1798  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Contributed by Linda Henry

      Marriage Bond: 23 Apr 1798 Mercer Co KY. John Latimar & James Mitchell bondsmen.
      (Marriage Bond Book 1798-1807, pg 54)
    Children 
     1. George Washington Latimer,   b. Abt 1799, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F29859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret 'Peggy' Prewitt,   b. Abt 1783, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1826, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 30 May 1803  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Contributed by Linda Henry

      Married: Margaret A. "Peggy" Prewitt
      30 May 1803 Mercer Co KY
      (Isham Prewitt and Frances Maddox, Their Descendants by Richard A. Prewitt)
    Children 
     1. Milton Latimer,   b. Aft 1803, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. America Latimer,   b. Aft 1804, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. John Latimer,   b. Aft 1805, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Isham Prewitt Latimer,   b. Aft 1811, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 Feb 1829, Hempstead County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F29860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by Linda Henry

      Mercer County KY Will Book 5:92
      John Latimer Will
      Written 18 Oct 1808 & proved Aug 1814
      As I am about to start to the Nathiz (Natches?) I appoint James Warren and Davis Knox my trusty friends, to settle all my business in case that I should not Return in the first thing I want done is all my Just Debts paid and after that all my family to live together until they are all of age & to be well educated, and then all to have an equal part, my wife Peggy to have one thousand Dollars more than a child part If she should marry she is only to have a child part, if before the youngest child becomes of age hereunto I set my hand & seal this 18th day of Oct 1808.
      (Signed) John Latimer with witnesses James Clark, John B Gash, Joseph Campbell.
      (Note from LH…"to the Nathiz" - I'm not sure about this word.)

      Mercer County
      August County Court 1814
      This last will & Testament of John Latimer Dec'd was produced into Court & proved by the oath of James Clark a subscribing witness there to (& other witnesses being no Inhabitants of the Commonwealth) the hand writing of the will & the ___ & the signature proved by the oath of Archibald Bilbo & ordered to be recorded.

      Alma Ray Ison (Mercer Co. researcher) to L Henry.
      Administrator's Bond
      Mercer Co. KY
      J. Latimore
      3 Oct 1814
      (Handwritten record)……Know all men by these presents that we Garton Petty, Philip Board (?) Thomas Har__ William Hungate (?) and Sam Archibald James Clark (there may be another name written in - all were written above the line in tiny writing) are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of three thousand dollars to the payment of which will and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth we bind ourselves our heirs & Jointly and swerally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 3rd day of October 1814.
      The condition of this obligation is that if the said Gartin Petty Administrator of the last will and testament with the will annext of all the goods Chattles & Credits of John Latimer deceased do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods Chattles & credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possessions or Knowledge of the said Administrator or into the hands or possessions of any other person or persons, for him and the same so made do Exhibit into the County Court of Mercer at such time as he shall be then to required by the said court of mercer and the same goods chattels & credits do well and truly administer according to law and make a quite and true account of all his actings and doings therein when there unto required by said court and further do will and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said will as far as the goods chattels and credits will Extend according to the value there of and as the law shall charge then this obligation to be void or ___ to remain in full force. Executed in presence of Garton Petty
      (LH - The other signatures appear to be Philip Ward, Tho Ha__, Wm Hungate, Samuel Wilson, James Clark Petty ___.

      Alma Ray Ison (Mercer Co. researcher) to L Henry
      4 Jun 1816
      Mercer County Kentucky
      To all whom these presents shall come greeting
      Know ye that I Elijah Harlan of the County of mercer of state of Kentucky for the esteem which I have towards America Latimer Infant Orphan of John B Latimer have given Granted & by these presents do freely absolutely give & grant unto the said America Latimer one certain Negroe man slave named Bacchus to the said America Latimer & her heirs forever.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 2nd day of February one thousand Eight hundred and sixteen.
      Witnesses Present.
      (signed) Elijah Harlen
      ===
      Alma Ray Ison (Mercer Co. researcher) to L Henry
      Jacob Latimer versus John B. Latimer's Heirs
      Filed 31 Jan 1820
      (Abstract)
      Jacob Latimer sues to collect a note given him on June 22, 1813 by John B. Latimer, now deceased. Note for $219 payable 1 July 1815. On 18 day of October 1814 the said John B. Latimer paid Jacob $92.61 and then departed this life without paying the whole sum. Said John B Latimer dec'd left a tract of about 100 A in Mer Co on Salt R. where he lived at the time of his death which has descended to his heirs - Washington Latimer, Milton Latimer, Isham Latimer, America Latimer, all of them are made defendants to this bill. Said tract of land was subject to the dower of Peggy Latimer widow of said John B which has been assigned to her. The balance of the tract he conceives subject to the payment of the debt. He asks that a decree be made to sell the land.

      (Note from LH: If this is correct John died by 3 Oct 1814 (Administrator's Bond) but made payment to Jacob 18 Oct 1814. Did Mrs. Ison make a mistake in transcribing the date on this record?)
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      Mercer Co KY
      Will Book 5:158
      28 Dec 1814
      Margaret Latimer, widow of John Latimer dec'd received her allotment of land - 56A and 113 square poles in Mercer Co KY.
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      Settlement of Account of John B. Latimer
      7 (27?) Jan 1818
      Mercer County KY Will Book 5:95-97

      (LH: The film copy of this record was particularly bad, but it records the debits & credits in the settlement of John's estate including…(page 97) Melton Isaham Amerecha & John Latiner orphan heirs of John Latimer Dec'd to Peggy Latimer as their guardian.)

      An account given by Peggy Latimore on 13 Dec 1816 for schooling the 3 oldest children.
      1814 - 8.00 to schooling the 3 oldest
      1815 - 6.00 to schooling the 3 oldest
      1816 - 2.50 to schooling the 3 oldest
      1816 - 8.00 to schooling the 3 oldest
      1816 - 90.00 to boarding the 3 oldest
      1815 30.00 to my ___ attendinson on John in his illness (?) & the doctor fee

      Alma Ray Ison (Mercer Co. researcher) to L Henry
      No file notation made
      19 April 1825: (handwritten letter)
      Received this 19th day of April 1825 of J S Hopkins & James Green Executors of Isham Prewitt jr acct the Sum of Four hundred and twenty nine dollars in part of a mortgage given by Isham Prewitt sent to my father John B Latimer which mortgage was given on the 5th February 1805 for Two hundred and thirty four pounds one shilling and eight pence, which sum I have received in my own right as one heir of my said Father, as guardian for my Brother Isham another heir and as attorney in fact for my mother Peggy and Guardian for my Sister America Latimer who has intermarried with John Ward who in Conjunction with my mother have constituted me their Agent & Attorny by Deed dated 22nd day of June 1826 duly sealed and Certified.
      Witness D ___ and signed George W (M?) Latimer For himself & as Guardian for Isham Latimer & Att in fact for John Ward & Peggy Ward Guardian for America Latimer.

      Guardianship Bond
      Mercer Co KY
      5 Dec 1825
      KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that we Washington Latimer Silas Harlan and John Walker are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of One thousand Dollars current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, our heirs, &c. jointly and severally, firmly by these presents; sealed with our seals, and dated this 5th day of Dec 1825.
      The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Washington Latimer appointed Guardian to Isham Latimer orphan of John B Latimer Dec'd, by the county court of Mercer county. If, therefore, the said Washington Latimer shall diligently and faithfully collect, account for and pay to said Orphan all the estate which he now has or may hereafter be entitled to during his minority, or to such other person or persons as shall be entitled to receive the same, and shall regularly make up an account in his Guardianship at such time as he shall be thereto required by law, or by the said court, and shall in all particulars faithfully discharge his office as Guardian: Then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
      Excuted in presence of the court. (Signed) Washington W Latimer, Silas Harlan, John Walker

      Power of Attorney, Isham P Latimer
      Mercer Co KY
      24 Jan 1828
      Alma Ray Ison (Mercer Co. researcher) to L Henry
      No file notation made

      (Handwritten) Know all men by these presents that I Isham P Latimer of the County of Mercer and State of Kentucky have made nominated and appointed and by these Presents do make, nominate and appoint James P Mitchell of the County and State aforesaid my true and Lawful Attorney, for me, and in my name and for any use, and benefit, to ask demand/sue for recover, and receive of and from the administrator of my father John B Latimer Deceased or of any other person or persons in whose hands the personal and real Estate or any part thereof may be found belonging to said Decedent, all such sum or sums of money or ___ may be found due me (from said administrator or any other person of persons) as heir of the said John B Latimer Deceased and to have, use and ___ all Lawful ways and means in my name or ___ for the recovery thereof by attachment, ___, distress, or otherwise and to compound, arbitrate, and agree for the….
      (LH - the remaining has writing on the back, which has bled through, making copy impossible to read).

      Alma Ray Ison (Mercer Co. researcher) to L Henry
      Isham Prewitt File
      Feb 9, 1829
      Hempstead Co. Arkansas,
      Letter of Isham P. Latimer to James Mitchel

      Dear Sir after my respects to you and family I would just request you if you have not Collected my part of the estate that you would do it as soon as you can Conveniently for I have married a wife and stand in great need of it at present as I am just settling in life.
      (Ink blob) no favors to ___ but push to the extent of the law. (Do what you think is right.)
      If you have not Collected the money and sent it pleas to Convey it by Mr Orr my Brother-in-law who will Carry this lines to you. By so doing you will oblig your most obedient humble servant. (Signed) Isham P Latimer

      The children of John B. Latimer and Tabitha Brumfield

      George Washington Latimer

      The children of John B. Latimer and Margaret "Peggy" Prewitt:

      Milton Latimer
      Isham Prewitt Latimer
      America Latimer
      John Latimer

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      Contributed by Mike Koval
      John B? Latimer b.1766-1770 d. Bet. 1814 - 1820
      m. Tabitha Brumfield 24 Apr 1798 Mercer County, KY
      John Latiman and #1 Tabitha Broomfield married 24 Apr 1798
      Mercer Co KY Marriage Bond Book 1817-1824, pg 54
      Mercer Co KY Marriage Book 1798-1807, pg 72
      Marriage Bond 23 Apr 1798 - John Latimar and James Mitchell (signatures missing on copy).
      m. Margaret "Peggy" Prewitt married 30 May 1803
      Linda Henry: I do not have record for the above marriage. The date & source comes from Isham Prewitt & Frances Maddox - Their Descendants by Richard A. Prewitt. "Mercer Bk 2, p. 204" is given.
      Margaret "Peggy" Prewitt, 2nd wife of John Latimer, married second John Ward on 7 Nov 1816.
      Marriage Bond Book 1808-1816, pg 717
      Mercer Co KY Marriage Book 1, pg 210
      Marriage Bond 7 Nov 1816 - (Signed) John Ward and Robert Pruitt
      ===
      Contributed by Linda Henry

      Mercer County KY
      Book of Wills, Vol 2, 1795-1802
      (The index showed pg 67 but the will was on pg 66 - which followed pg 106)
      LDS Film 0191830

      In the name of God Amen the Eighteenth Day of March one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight I Job Brumfield of Mercer County and state of Kentucky being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body. Knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally & first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty Power of God and as touching such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blest me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form first, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife the whole and solo of my estate until my youngest child comes at age and then to be equal divided Between by beloved wife & children. If she should marry she shall have a childs part & I hereby constitute & appoint my well beloved friend William Brumfield, Samuel Latimore, and John Latimore Executors ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year above written.
      Signed sealed and declared by the said Job Brumfield as his last will and testament in the presents of us the subscribers James Mitchele, Samuel Daugherty, Thomas Whitwell.
      Job (his mark) Brumfield
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      Mercer County Session March Court 1798
      The last will and Testament of Job Brumfield deceased was exhibited into court proved by the oaths of and ordered to be recorded. Test Tho Allin CC
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      Contributed by Linda Henry

      Mercer County KY
      Book of Wills, Vol 2, 1795-1802
      Pg 210
      LDS Film 0191830

      1 Feb 1800 The Heirs of Job Brumbield Dec'd to John Latimer
      To maintaining James Brumfield orphan of Said Decedent five months
      To maintaining Barnes & Polly Brumfield 9 months
      To Schooling one Child 42 (?) month
      October 27th 1800 (signed) Jno Latimer Guardian for Said Orphans

      In obedience to an order of the Worshipful court for the county of Mercer to us directed being first sworn we have examined the different acct as laid before us by John Lattimar one of the Exors of the estate of the late Job Brumfield dec'd it appears that there is a balance due the said decedents estate from said Lattimer and other of one hundred & eighteen pound eight shillings given under our hand this 26 day of October 1805.
      (Signed) Josh Clemens, Geo Caldwell sen, John Cockran

      Mercer Session November County Court 1805
      The foregoing settlement of the accounts of the Exor of Job Brumfield decd was returned into court & ordered to be recorded. Teste Tho Allen CC
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      Contributed by Linda Henry

      1785 Nelson Co KY Tithes: John Latimore. If this is the same John, and using 21 as the legal age to purchase property, John's DOB would be about 1764.

      John Latimer/Latimar is listed on both the 1795 and 1800 tax list for Mercer Co KY
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      1810 census, Mercer Co KY, John Latimer
      2 males under 10 (1800-1810)
      2 males of 10 and under 16 (1795-1800)
      1 male of 16 and under 26 (1785-1794)
      1 male 26 and under 45 (1765-1784)
      2 males 45 or older (1765 or before)

      1 female under 10 (1800-1810)
      1 female of 16 and under 26 (1785-1794)
      1 female 45 or older (1765 or before)

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