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43. Mary JOHNSON8,16,77 was born on 19 April 1763 in Goochland County, Virginia.73 She was baptized on 25 May 1763 in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.73 She died on 24 December 1822 at the age of 59 in Logan County, Kentucky.69

There seems to be some question about the parentage of Mary Johnson. Her parents have been given as James Johnson & Rachel Haden in Blakey, Price, and Haden research but without documentation. Records that have come to light in Virginia as the result of Johnson research have been interpreted that she was the daughter of James Johnson & M:ildred Mims instead, but there are also problems with that assumption. [See also the discussion under Mary's brother David Johnson.]
Goochland Order Book 12, p.336
August Court 1773 Isham Johnson comes into court and undertakes the guardianship to the orphan children of James Johnson Jr, dec'd. Benjamin Johnson entered security for same.

Here is her marriage record:
Bond dated 31 Jul 1779. Mary Johnson's guardian is Isham Johnson. Surety: David Johnson, Junr. Wit: Walthall Burton, James Johnson, Samuel Price, David Johnson, Benjamin Johnson.
Goochland Co VA Marriage Bonds abstracted in WILLIAM & MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY, Vol. VII; Series 1; p.197-200. William Price consents to son's marriage.

The Chancery Court case #1799-00, Goochland Co VA, reveals that Isham was guardian of David, Nancy and Molly Johnson [presumably these girls are Ann & Mary and these are the children of James Johnson Jr as seen in the Order Book in Aug of 1773] from Aug 1772 and paid expenses for these three for the next seven years. From the St. James Northam records of Rev. Wm Douglas, only James & Mildred Johnson have children of all three names born in that time frame. But they also have several other children that would have required guardianship in 1772 had they died. James & Rachel Haden Johnson had daughters named Ann and Mary baptized in this time frame, but only these two girls are listed, no sons, but they were married five years before the record of Ann, born in 1760, so likely had a child or children earlier.
The case itself was filed in 1795 by David Johnson Sr, administrator of Isham Johnson, dec'd against David Johnson Jr and Agnes Johnson. David Sr, Isham, and Agnes were siblings, children of James Johnson, usually referred to "the Elder". Another of their siblings was probably James Johnson who married Rachel Haden. [This is not the usual placement of this James - he is usually ascribed as the son of John & Mary Pledge Johnson. There are several reasons why this isn't likely.] David Jr was not a son of David Sr, but likely the son of James & Rachel born prior to the time the Rev. Douglas started recording baptisms. He appears to be the same as the David who was a ward of Isham Johnson. This case was a dispute regarding deeds signed by Isham distributing his property which was in conflict with Isham's will. There was a claim that Agnes had lived with Isham before his death and she and David Jr had destroyed the personal papers of Isham and had refused to allow David Sr to submit the will to probate.
David Johnson Jr, in his testimony during this suit, stated that in 1779 and 1780 he made two contracts, one with his sister [unnamed] and the other with another sister's husband [both unnamed]. These contracts settled a portion of his father's [unnamed] estate on the sisters in return for their agreement to release Isham Johnson from any claims they might have against him as their guardian. [This can only be the three - David, Molly, & Nancy, for whom Isham was guardian. This cannot be the children of James & Mildred Mims Johnson who were not old enough to enter into contracts. By this time, 1779 & 1780, the daughters of James & Rachel Haden Johnson were old enough. Ann was 18 by Nov of 1778. Mary was married in August of 1779 to John Price. The David son of James & Mildren Johnson would have been only age 17 in 1779. If the David, son of James & Rachel Johnson was born prior to his sisters, then he could have been age 21 or older by 1779. As children of James & Rachel Johnson they would have no longer needed the guardianship of Isham Johnson.]Jacob Johnson, son of Drury - another sibling of the above legatees and child of James Johnson the Elder - claimed there was a will of Isham which gave Isham's land to James, son of David Sr who filed this complaint. Apparently David Sr was trying to secure this legacy for his son James which could not be substatiated by the presence of a will.
Another fact which came out in this case is that John Price testified that the above spinster Agnes Johnson had lived with them and died in his house. Agnes Johnson in her will recorded 14 Jan 1799 in Louisa Co, made bequests to Jacob Johnson's daughter named Agnes and to John Price. John Price was her Executor. This John Price was a resident of Louisa Co VA; he was apparently the husband of Mary Johnson who was a ward of Isham Johnson.


Both Irene Cook and Jack Thacker, Haden researchers, placed Mary as the wife of John Price of Goochland. Subsequent researchers have also done so. Isham Johnson was guardian of Molly Johnson as early as 1772. When Mary Johnson married John Price in 1779 in Goochland, her guardian was listed as Isham Johnson. That seems to assure us that Molly ward of Isham in 1772, was indeed the Mary Johnson who was wife of John Price.

Some Johnson researchers believe that Mary Johnson, wife of John Price, was the daughter of James & Mildred Mims Johnson, but that doesn't seem to work out with the above chancery Court suit in Goochland Co for the reasons cited above.

Mary JOHNSON and John PRICE were married on 3 August 1779 in Goochland County, Virginia.69,77,78 John PRICE53,79,80,81,82, son of William PRICE and Susannah BURTON, was born on 25 March 1760.83 He died before August 1824 at the age of 64 in Logan County, Kentucky.84

July 31, 1779. John Price to Mary Johnson; sec., David Johnson, Jr.; Wm. Price consents to son's m'ge. MARRIAGE BONDS IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jan., 1899), pp. 197-200

Unrecorded Deed as listed in the book, LOUISA CO RECORDS YOU PROBABLY NEVER SAW OF 18TH CENTURY VIRGINIA, compiled by John C. Bell, 1983.
p.58/13-14 of original] William Price to John Price 3 Oct 1784. John was son of Wm. Wit: Robt George, Benja. Mosby, Nanthl. Burton, Chas. Burton. Proved by Mosby & Burton, May 1785.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 12
p.47 12 Dec 1799 Sarah Williams to Nathaniel W. Williams. 100£. Nathaniel Williams not to have complete possession until after the death of Sarah. Land on Sandy Creek, branch of Barister River 400 acres where Sarah now lives. N fork of Sandy Creek to William Prices line Signed: Sarah Williams. Wit: Washington Thompson, John Price, William Price Junr
16 Dec 1799 proved by witnesses


Logan Co DB C; p.96 1 Mar 1810
John Wigginton, Polly Wigginton and William Haden to John Price ....$1000 for land on waters of Gasper. 250 A, part of military survey granted to Philip Slaughter assignee of Reuben Long. Signed: William Haden, Senr, John Wigginton, Polly Wigginton. Witnesses: Sir Francis Drake, Samuel H. Haden, William Haden, Junr. Proved by oaths of Sir Francis Drake & Samuel H. Haden 21 May 1810.
[Philip Slaughter was a cousin to the James Slaughter found in Logan Co KY; a brother to Thomas S. Slaughter]
Deed Book D; p.89 28 Mar 1814
John Price Sr. and Mary his wife to Reuben Rogers for $750 ...waters of Gasper ...125 acres Signed: John Price, Mary Price Witnesses: David Price, Joseph Soyars [Sawyers], John Price Jr.
Deed Book D p.90 28 Mar 1814
John Price Sr. & Mary his wife to Joseph Sawyers ...$700 125A on Gasper (next to Rogers) Witnesses: John Price Jr and David Price


Logan Co Tax Records:
In 1808 John Price appears for the first time. After 1811, he will be designated as John Price Senr. No land the first year, but had 3 white males over 21, 27 slaves, 10 horses. He is there in 1809 but still has no land listed - 3wm, 25 slaves, 12 horses. In 1810 there are 200 acres on the Gasper River, entd/survd by Long & P.Slaughter; also 350A in Warren Co - only 1 wm now along with the slaves & horses. In 1811, he had 250 acres on the Gasper, Long & P. Slaughter, also 450 acres on Muddy River. In 1812, there are 415 acres on the Gasper entd/survd by Harvey and the 250, Long/Slaughter. Acerage varies in 1813-15 but it's all part of the Gasper River, Harvey parcel; by 1815 he has only 265 acres. His slaves vary from a high of 27 in 1812, down to 18 by 1815. He was also in Wigginton's Company in 1814, Whitsitt's Company in 1815 - the part of Logan Co where Hadens, Proctors, Whitsetts, David Johnson, James Slaughter all lived.

1820 US Census, Logan County KY
Price, John: 1m 45+; 1f 45+ 13 children
Price, John: 1m 45+; 1f 45+ 1m 16-45, 1m 16-26, 1f under 10

Deed Book I/J, p.85 18 Feb 1821. Major J. Price sells 111 acres to John Price, Sr. on the waters of the Gasper River and describes: part of a Military Tract of 1400 acres entered & surveyed by John Harvey, patented to Thos. Carneal & Thos. Hopkins; allotted to Geo. W. Morton as share of estate of William Morton, father to sd George. Deeded by George to Andrew Caldwell and by Caldwell to David Price and by David Price to Major Price.
Deed Book I/J, p.206 18 May 1821. George W. Morton of Fayette County.

Will written 16 Sep 1820; probate 6 Sep 1824.
WB C
p.102 Will of John Price Senr. To beloved wife the plantation where I now live, 415 acres with five of my Negroes, etc.
To William & Mary Ann Price, children of dec'd son John Price, Fanny & her two children
Son Thomas the plantation bequeathed to my wife after her death or marriage, Negro boy. When Thomas reaches age of 21, he shall have use & possession of ½ plantation
Balance of property to children: Ann Johnson, Daniel Price, David Price, Major Price, Sucky Duncan, Polly Price & Thomas Price to be equally divided taking into consideration sums already provided
After death of wife to be divided among children
Executors: Son Major Price & friend Gabriel Lewis
16 Sep 1820. Wit: John Price, Garret (X) Daniel, Francis Venke
6 Sep 1824 Proved.
p.128 Division of Estate of John Price dec'd.
Major J. Price, David Price, a 2nd allotment to David Price [Daniel?], Nancy Johnson, William Duncan, Joel Price, Thomas Price. Total $5950.
Will Book C, p.128 John McCarley, William Wilson and Isaac B. James, Commissioners appointed to divide the Slaves of the estate of John Price, dec'd. Allotments to Major J. Price, David Price, David [repeated but must surely mean Daniel], Nancy Johnson, William Duncan, Joel Price, Thomas Price. Each share was valued at $850. 9 Nov 1824. Delivered in court on 6 Dec 1824 and ordered recorded.

Logan Co Deed Book I/J, p.85 18 Feb 1821 Major J. Price sold 111 acres to John Price, Sr. William T. Duncan & Major Price, Jr. were witnesses. [Wm T. Duncan is a son-in-law. John Price had both a brother and a son named Major Price, there may have been others.]

Taken from old clippings dealing with Kentucky family history, newspaper
unknown. These clippings are about 100 years old (1997). Reprinted in
Kentucky Explorer, Volume 10, Number 5 - October, 1995. p. 95. Logan
County.
"My grandfather, John Price, of Louisa Co., married Mary Johnston about the
year 1799. The children of John Price were Nancy, William, James, Daniel,
John, David, Mason, Susan, Mary, Merredith, Thomas and Sarah. Several
married in Louisa Co., Va., near the beginning of the present century.
John Price and family emigrated to Logan County, Ky., about the year 1809."
Price Johnston
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/logan/price.j.txt


"The Last Will & Testament of John Price Sr Decd was this day exhibited... Major J. Price, Administrator. Bond: Sons: Daniel Price, David Price, Thomas Price; Sons-In-Law: Wm T. Duncan, Joel M. Price; Daughter: Nancy Johnson

Mary JOHNSON and John PRICE had the following children:

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Ann "Nancy" PRICE85,86 was born on 22 September 1780 in Virginia.85,87 She died after 1850 at the age of 70.

Will of Nancy's father naming her as Ann Johnson:
Will written 16 Sep 1820; probate 6 Sep 1824.
WB C
p.102 Will of John Price Senr. To beloved wife the plantation where I now live, 415 acres with five of my Negroes, etc.
To William & Mary Ann Price, children of dec'd son John Price, Fanny & her two children
Son Thomas the plantation bequeathed to my wife after her death or marriage, Negro boy. When Thomas reaches age of 21, he shall have use & possession of ½ plantation
Balance of property to children: Ann Johnson, Daniel Price, David Price, Major Price, Sucky Duncan, Polly Price & Thomas Price to be equally divided taking into consideration sums already provided
After death of wife to be divided among children
Executors: Son Major Price & friend Gabriel Lewis
16 Sep 1820. Wit: John Price, Garret (X) Daniel, Francis Venke
6 Sep 1824 Proved.
p.128 Division of Estate of John Price dec'd.
Major J. Price, David Price, a 2nd allotment to David Price [Daniel?], Nancy Johnson, William Duncan, Joel Price, Thomas Price. Total $5950.
Will Book C, p.128 John McCarley, William Wilson and Isaac B. James, Commissioners appointed to divide the Slaves of the estate of John Price, dec'd. Allotments to Major J. Price, David Price, David [repeated but must surely mean Daniel], Nancy Johnson, William Duncan, Joel Price, Thomas Price. Each share was valued at $850. 9 Nov 1824. Delivered in court on 6 Dec 1824 and ordered recorded.


Estate of Thomas Johnson, Equity Box 38, Case 946
Lyon and Perkins vs. Nancy Johnson in regard to the sale of dower slaves left to the widow and 10 children. The following heirs are listed: Peyton M. Lyon and wife, Elizabeth Johnson Lyon, daughter. Samuel S. Perkins and wife, Mary P. Johnson Perkins, daughter. Nancy Johnson, widow. Thomas J., James G., sons. Louisa J., Margaret, daughters. William C. Price and wife, Sarah Johnson Price, daughter. William D. Price and wife, Susan Johnson Price, daughter. John P. son. William L. Johnson and wife, Nancy [Jr] Johnson Johnson, daughter. Filed 13 Mar 1834.
Thomas Johnson died intestate.

Found as a widow, age 70 in the 1850 Census, born in Virginia.

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William PRICE40,57,88 was born on 19 October 1782.87,89 He died on 19 November 1819 at the age of 37.89,90

Logan Co Court Orders
Book 7, p.198
Dec Term 1819 On motion of William T. Duncan, letters of Administration granted on the Estate of William Price, dec'd.

WB B
p.276 28 Dec 1819 Appraisement of William Price Dec'd. Saml Wilson, Joshua Robert & Thomas H. Piper
Includes 4 beds,9 chairs, shot gun & old rifle, wagon, 4 horses, cattle, yoke of oxen, ox cart, 29 sheep, 10 hogs, 9 slaves
Wm T. Duncan, administrator
p.279 The Bill of Sale followed. Buyers included: Daniel Ackerman, John Price, Nancy Price, Joel Price, Benjamin Temple, William Duncan, Major Price.
17 Apr 1820, the appraisal and sale were returned to court and ordered recorded.

William's wife was Nancy. 15 Jun 1820. Logan Co Deed Book M, p.160. Division of slaves of estate of William Price - half to John Price Senr and half to William's wife.

Logan Co DB U, p.216. 25 Dec 1819 John Price's bond to Anna Price, late widow of William Price, in proportion to make her equal to a child's part in the estate of William Price.
Wit: Joseph Lynch, William C. Price. Drury Adkins & Armstead Crane & Robert Williams all paid their part. Bond was delivered by John R. Price and recorded 15 Feb 1836.

The Nancy Price who married Gabriel Lewis in 1822 may very well be this widow of William.

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James PRICE was born on 2 December 1785.87,91 He died on 27 December 1785 at the age of 0.60

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Daniel L. PRICE92 was born on 7 November 1786 in Louisa County, Virginia.87,93 He died on 3 October 1844 at the age of 57 in Warren County, Kentucky.93

Sarah & Daniel are actually 4th cousins once removed. Both descendants of Nicholas Perkins who married Mary Burton.

Warren Co KY Deed Book H, p.98
23 Sep 1816 William Stewart of Logan Co KY to Daniel Price for $800. 375a on Naked Fork of Gaspers River. Begin John Jones' corner to Booker's military line, to Thos. Bowles' spring.
Wit: Thomas Bowles, Shaderack Walker
p.150
10 Feb 1818 Thos. Bowles, Ed Frazer, Wm Marshall procession land. 1325 acres of Joseph Dulany granted Burgess Ball. Begin Black Lick fork of Gasper's River to Washington's lower corner, to field of Wm. Marshall. Deposition of Burwell Jackson is to corner of Ball's military survey.
Wit: Daniel Price, K. B. Curd [Knight Bowles Curd?]
p.168
19 Jun 1818 Abraham Sharp to Thos Bowles for $36. 6 acres on Salt Lick Creek begin Wm Anderson's corner near Ellison's old school house. Wit: Burwell Jackson, Daniel Price.

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John PRICE Jr.53,94 was born on 9 November 1788 in Louisa County, Virginia.87,93 He died before April 1816 at the age of 27 in Logan County, Kentucky.94

Logan Co Tax Records
John Price Jr. appeared in 1811 but only as a white male over 21 with 1 horse. By 1813 he had 3 slaves and by 1814 he had 100 acres on the Gasper, entd/survd by Harvey. He had 5 slaves, 3 horse. His holdings remain the same in 1815. Wigginton's Co - 1814. Whitsitt's Co - 1815.

Will written Nov 1815. Probate 16 Sep 1816. Guardian settlement 5 Jul 1830 - Thomas W. Taylor, guardian of William and Mary Ann

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David PRICE40,53 was born on 7 November 1790.87

Logan Co tax records
David Price was listed from 1813. Owned 125 acres on Gasper - Long/Slaughter the first year and then was listed as Gasper, Harvey afterwards. 4 slaves. 3-4 horses. Wigginton's Co 1814. Whitsitt's Co - 1815

Logan Co Deed Book F: p.431 15 Jan 1818 David Price and Martha M. Price have in possession the negroes named Molly, Lilly, Paterrice, Andrew & Billy belonging to Joseph Bigger which Bigger lent to David & Martha Price until he may call for them. Witness: James Slaughter, Major J. Price.

Logan Co Deed Book L, p.188 26 Nov 1822. Nancy Price of 1st part, David Price of 2nd part, & Gabriel Lewis of 3rd part. Nancy & Gabriel are about to be married - David gives gifts of slave, a grey mare, bedding, etc. These items are to be hers alone even after the marriage. Signed: Nancy Price, David Price, Gabl. Lewis. Witness: John Price Sr. & Thomas Price. Acknowledged 11 Jan 1823.
[If David's dob is correct, Nancy could hardly be his daughter of an age to be married. I don't know who this Nancy is. This could be the widow of David's brother William.]

Logan Co DB Q, p.345. Jan 1830 David Price & Martha his wife to John Price for $400. 100 acres on water of Gasper acquired by inheritance & purchase of the heirs of John Price, Senr, dec'd. North side of road from Russellville to Bowling Green, Joseph Morton's line. Signed: David Price, Martha M. Price. Martha examined by JP's Major J. Price and Thomas Blakey and relinquished. Rec. 7 Jun 1830.

Logan Co DB R, p.429 ___ Sep 1831 Major J. Price of 1st part, Thomas Price of 2nd part, Martha M. Price wife of David Price 3rd part, and David Price of 4th part. To Thomas Price trustee, land on Blacklick Fork of Gasper River where sd David Price now lives. 100 acres. Livestock. For the sd Martha M. Price and her children by David Price. Signed: Major J. Price, Thomas Price, Martha M. Price, David Price. Wit: Wm C. Price, John P. Johnson, Wm D. Price. Rec. 13 May 1833

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Major J. PRICE40 was born on 21 April 1793.87

Middle initial may be I or J; appears different in nearly every record.
I's and J's are made identically in the various records of Logan County. Sometimes, eventually the rest of the name makes it plain. Most transcribed and abstracted records use "I" even in cases where I know without a doubt that the initial was "J". Given that few names do start with "I", in my opinion most of these should be J's. The middle initial of Major Price is no exception - it is highly likely his name was Major Johnson Price.

Logan Co Tax Rolls:
Major Price first appeared in 1814 with 270 acres on the Gasper River, Harvey [I have other deeds that refer to Harvey's miliary survey - I'm sure this Harvey]. 4 slaves, 3 horses. Wigginton's Co - 1814. Whitsitt's Co - 1815

1820 Logan County Census, he is age 26-45 (he was 27) with probable spouse age 16-26 and two sons under 10. By 1830 he is age 30-40 and so is spouse; two sons age 10-15.

Logan County KY Court Records Book 8 (1822-1827) LDS #0364563
p,127, 5 Oct 1824 Major I Price is named one of the commissioners to settle with William Haden Administrator of Wm Haden Decd.

Logan Co DB Q, p.537 5 Sep 1831 Major J. Price to Daniel S. Dunscomb & Thomas Price of the 2nd part and Eliza G. Price, wife of the 3rd part. For affection. Deed of trust of slaves and furniture for Eliza without hindrance of said Major J. Price. Signed: Major J. Price, Daniel S. Dunscomb, Thomas Price, Eliza G. Price. Wit: David Price, John P. Johnson, Thomas J. Johnson. Proved by David Price & John P. Johnson. Rec. 5 Sep 1831.
[Daniel Dunscomb was Eliza's brother; Thomas Price was Major's brother. David Price was another brother. John P & Thomas J Johnson were Major's nephews, son of his sister Nancy.]

Logan Co DB T, p.125 30 May 1834 Major J. Price to Robert Wilson. $70 Tract formerly owned by John Price Senr dec'd lying on waters of Gasper River. Corner to Joseph Morton; head of a spring; corner to William C. Price, rock on the N side of the road, thence with the road; corner to William Poore. Signed: Major J. Price. Rec. 2 Jun 1834.

The death date given for Major Price in the Price Records is the same as his wife's which is on her grave marker. I think this is highly unlikely.

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Susan\Susanna "Sucky" PRICE was born on 15 June 1795 in Louisa County, Virginia.87,95 She died on 1 August 1865 at the age of 70 in Logan County, Kentucky.95

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Mary J. "Polly" PRICE was born on 24 September 1797.87

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Meredith PRICE90 was born on 24 November 1799.87

Name is Meredith in Haden-Johnson-Price record. Have seen it also as Nerradith., but Meredith is a traditional Price name.
He probably died before Nov of 1824 because he did not receive a share in the slaves of his father's estate.

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Thomas PRICE96 was born on 24 November 1801 in Virginia.87,96

Also living with Thomas in the 1850 Census is Sarah L. Price, age 70, born in Virginia. I believe his mother was Mary Johnson Price - perhaps this is an aunt?

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Sarah PRICE was born on 14 March 1804.87

Sarah probably died before 1824. Neither she, nor her husband, was included in the division of the slaves of John Price.

The marriage record is listed as "Susan" Price, but Sarah's sister Susan is known to have married William T. Duncan, so this is apparently an error. There is always the possibility that this Sarah, or Susan, Price does not belong in the family of John Price. I also cannot place William C. Poor in the Poor family.

William likely married again - there is a marriage for William C. Poor to Elizabeth Sumpter on 7 May 1850, but that doesn't explain the children that follow.

However, William C. Price appears to still be living in Logan Co in 1850. District 1, HH 367:
William C. Poor, age 53, b. VA
Elizabeth 37, b. KY
Paulina 21, John H. 19, Sarah E. 16, Mary E. 11
Samuel Hogan, age 15, Ann E. Hogan, age 11.