JOHN5 STEWART lived in Henry county, Kentucky, early in the past century. His wife was HANNAH. His will, dated July 13, 1825, was probated at the October, 1826, term of court in Henry county [ii: 348]. In the will he was referred to as "frail in body and ancient of days," and it named his wife HANNAH and his children as given below. The executors were his son ALLEN STEWART and JOHN CHILTON. The witnesses were ERNEST MARTINIE and BELA CROPPER. He owned land adjoining ELIAS MAGRUDER's. Children:(5)
LISSY; m. ______ HALL
JAMES; [m. Feb. 10, 1811, SALLY THOMPSON, Henry county]
JOHN; [m. Oct. 5, 1814, HANNAH DUNBAR]?
ALLEN; [m. Aug. 5, 1802, FRANCES ANTLE]
JEMIMA; m. ______ PERRY
SARAH; m. ______ BATES
LACY; m. ______ MARTINIE
JOEL; [m.(1) Dec. 13, 1810, NANCY ANTLE, (2) Mar. 23, 1821, ELIZ. DAWKINS]
ASA; [m. Dec. 27, 1808, JUDITH DAVIS]
CHARLES; [m. Apr. 5, 1810, NANCY DAVIS]
HELEN; m. ______ CHILTON. --"John Stewart of Henry County, Kentucky," Records of Mrs. L. D. Prewitt, Forest City, Iowa, George Edson, ed., Stewart Clan Magazine, Tome C, Vol. XI, No. 11 (May 1934): 54-55. (In small print, bottom of page, as if a footnote: NEVILLE STEWART married Mar. 21, 1811, LUCY DAVIS, Henry county.) Son JOEL6 STEWART (JOHN5) follows.
(5) probate records
JOHN5 STEWART (JAMES4), born about 1750, married (1) SARAH ______. They resided in Fauquier county, Va., where on Jan. 28, 1788, they deeded land, with his mother JANE, to NATHANIEL OWENS. They removed to Kentucky, settling in Henry county [set off from Shelby, originally part of Jefferson county]. JOHN was probably a revolutionary soldier, granted land in Kentucky by Virginia for his services.(15) He was named executor in the will of THOMAS NEVILLE, Henry county, Ky., dated Mar. 11, 1806. His wife SARAH evidently died, and he married (2) Oct. 5, 1814, (widow) HANNAH DUNBAR in Henry county. He died about 1826. His will, dated July 13, 1825, was probated Oct. __, 1826, in Henry county. His widow HANNAH, named in the will, was not mentioned in the final settlement of JOHN's estate, Mar. 5, 1831, as she had married Oct. 20, 1828, ABNER HANKS, in Henry county. Children, by first wife:(8)
ELIZABETH; m. ______ HALL
JOHN; m. MARY ______
LUCY; m. CECY MARTINI
SARAH; m. JOHN BATTS
JEMIMA; m. July 1, 1802, BENJAMIN H. PERRY
ALLEN; m. Aug. 5, 1802, FRANCES ANTLE
JAMES; m. Feb. 10, 1811, SARAH THOMPSON
ASA; m. Dec. 27, 1808, JUDITH DAVIS
JOEL; m.(1) Dec. 13, 1810, NANCY ANTLE, (2) Mar. 23, 1821, ELIZ. DAWKINS
CHARLES; m.(1) Apr. 5, 1810, NANCY DAVIS, (2) July 8, 1817, MARTHA HAND
HELEN; m. Dec. 10, 1813, JOHN CHILTON. --"Stewarts of Henry County, Kentucky" --C:34 [sic; C:54?], Records of Mrs. L. D. Prewitt of Forest City, Iowa, and other records, George Edson, ed., Stewart Clan Magazine, Tome C, Vol. XII, No. 12 (June 1935): 129-31. Sons JOHN6, ALLEN, JAMES, ASA, JOEL, CHARLES STEWART (JOHN5, JAMES4) follows.
(8) military records
(15) deductions of the editor
JOHN5 STEWART (JAMES4) is given in tome C, page 129. His first wife was SARAH ______, mother of his children ELIZABETH, JOHN, LUCY, SARAH, JEMIMA, ALLEN, JAMES, ASA, JOEL, CHARLES and HELEN. They settled in Henry county, Ky., where JOHN died about 1826. --"James Stewart & Jane Allen of Fauquier County" --C:129, George Edson, ed., Stewart Clan Magazine, Tome D, Vol. XVII, No. 3 (September 1939): 90-92.
ELIZABETH5 STEWART (JAMES4), born about 1756, apparently never married. Her brother WILLIAM deeded to her a tract of land in Fauquier county, July 20, 1790. She was mentioned as BETTY STEWART in the will of JAMES CRAIG, July 2, 1792. She deeded land to THOMAS CHILTON, Sep. __, 1806. ELIZABETH's will, probated Jan. 26, 1807, mentioned her brothers and sisters JAMES, CHARLES, WILLIAM, JOHN and ALLEN STEWART, MARY NEVILLE, JANE NORMAN and HELEN GRIFFIN. EDWARD NORMAN was made administrator with her brother JAMES. The appraisal of her estate was made Dec. 27, 1806. --"James Stewart & Jane Allen of Fauquier County" --C:129, George Edson, ed., Stewart Clan Magazine, Tome D, Vol. XVII, No. 3 (September 1939): 90-92.
The Dawkins and Stewart Families of Virginia and Kentucky is a worthy book done by Mrs. Lela Wolfe Prewitt and her husband, Prof. Lester D. Prewitt, 501 Carpenter street, Fairfield, Iowa, 52556, both of whom have STEWART lineages. It sells for $8.50 [in 1969]. The STEWART section of the 154-page book takes up JAMES STEWART, who appeared with his wife JANE and children in Fauquier county, Virginia, some years before the Revolutionary war, --C:54, 129, D:90, 264. JAMES's eldest son, JOHN, moved out to Henry county, Kentucky, shortly before the year 1800, probably with his son JOHN's family, for he was an elderly man. --"Notes About People, Places and Events," George Edson, ed., Stewart Clan Magazine, Tome J, Vol. 46, No. 7 (January 1969): 31-32.