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Mason County

Kentucky, USA

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     Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population was 17,490. Its county seat is Maysville. The county is named for George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights".  Mason County was partitioned from Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1788.

     Counties that lie adjacent to Mason are: Brown County, Ohio (north, across the Ohio River); Adams County, Ohio (northeast, across the Ohio River); Lewis County (east); Fleming County (south); Robertson County (southwest); and Bracken County (west).

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families  (MMPS)

Broadus;   Peachee;   Walker;   Rigdon

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PEACHEE FAMILY

Benjamin Franklin Peachee his wife Anna Abbott Peachee and the four eldest of their seven known children  migrated from Salem County, New Jersey to Mason County about 1794. It was here that the three youngest offspring were born between 1795 and 1800.  In 1802 his daughter Alice Peachee married Richard Eubanks in Mason County. They then resided in Fleming County were Richard owned property.  Benjamin Peachee is listed in the 1800 Tax List and 1810 census of Mason County, Kentucky.  Benjamin’s son James Peachee married Mary Rigdon here on 12 June 1811. Of this union at least four of their children were born at Mason county between 1812 and 1821.   Around 1812 Benjamin and Anna removed to nearby Fleming County. 

 

WALKER FAMILY

Around 1792 William Walker of Montgomery County, Virginia migrated with his family to that area of Kentucky now in Floyd County.  It appears that William settled where Beaver Creek joins with the Levisa River near present day Allen, Kentucky.  This area was in Mason County until 1798.  It was herein that two of his children were born, Elizabeth in 1794 and Moses in 1795.  When his daughter Jane was born in April 1799 the Walker property was then in Fleming County as it was created in 1798. Two years later in 1800 Floyd County was created

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LOCATION:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Erioll_world.svg/18px-Erioll_world.svg.png  Country: United States;  State: Kentucky;  County: Mason;  Coordinates/Map: 38.643889, -83.775833

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NAME / DESCRIPTION:   In 1784, frontiersman Simon Kenton established a landing place along the Ohio River that was called Limestone.  By 1786 John May had acquired the land at Limestone and Daniel Boone established a trading post and tavern there. In 1787 the little settlement was incorporated as Maysville, though the name Limestone persisted well into the 19th century. By 1807 Maysville was one of two principal ports in Kentucky.  By the 1830s Maysville had a population of 3,000 and was the second city in Kentucky after Louisville. Washington, the county seat, had dwindled in importance after a fire in 1825 and a series of deadly cholera epidemics. A proposal to move the county government to Maysville was passed 1848.  Maysville donated its city hall, completed in 1846, to the county for a court house.  The current county court house is located at  100 W. Third St. Maysville, Ky. 41056.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:   see Family History Notes above

INTERNET WEB LINK(S):  Maysville, Kentucky - Wikipedia; 

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Mason County, Kentucky, United States

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·         Dover

·         Germantown

·         Maysville

·         Sardis

·         Lewisburg

·         Mays Lick

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