I am still working on my grandfather Moses Cushenberry that died in 1792 in Bourbon County. He was from Virginia but I don't know where. I found a new record on him today.
I am trying to put the land records together.
His first record I can find is 1783 where he signed the petition for the formation of a new state from Virginia. Then in 1786 he signs the Petition for a new town called Washington in the Limestone Settlement. His sons Elijah and Vincent sign it as well as Miles Conway and Simon Kenton.
In 1787 the second petition to Virginia from the settlers of Limestone was signed by Moses and Daniel Boone, Jacob Boone, Miles Conway and Simon Kenton.
About 1787 Moses purchased 16 1/2 acres in the town of Washington , then in Bourbon county (now Mason County). He bought it from Simon Kenton. ' to have and to hold natural lives of Moses and his wife Ann (maiden name unknown.) 10 Oct 1787 Bourbon County , Ky. Court Records Deed Book A, p. 139.
In Dec 1789 Moses purchased 150 acres from Simon Kenton on South Fork Licking Creek, Bourbon County. Witnessed by Josiah Dixon, and sons Elijah and Vincent Cushenberry.
The record I found today is another petition 27 Oct 1790 from Bourbon County for Inspection for tobacco at the town of Hopewell and there were many signatures and among them were James Kenny, Moses Chrisenberry, Elijah Cusenbary, ANSON CUSENBARY (I don't know who ANSON is ), William Cusenbary, A. Eastin, John Cousenberry, Ovid Boone, and William Crisinberry.
In the Fayette County 1787 Tax List it names Rawleigh Chinn and Smith Darnell with Moses Coosenberry with John Tandy on down from him..
In 1790 Moses and Ann were "dism'd" from Bryan's Station Church Minutes 1798-1898-, p. 20 They then were listed as members at Coopers' Run Baptist Church.
Moses son John Cushenberry married Rebecca Dowden and she is a sister to Martha Dowden who married Simon Kenton making John Cushenberry and Simon Kenton brother-in-laws.
Then in 1792 Moses died leaving no will and the court oversaw the estate in May of that year. It was recorded in June 1792. Moses estate was granted to his wife Anne Quesenberry who came to court and qualified with Nicholas Lindsay (her son-in-law) and William Qusenberry (her son), her securities and gave bond.
There was a problem with the estate as a suit was advertised in the Kentucky Gazette 15 Sep 1800 in Bourbon County, Ky. James Kenny filed a complaint against John, William, Elijah, Vincent and Daniel Cushenberry( an infant under the age of 21 years) , and Lindsay and Mary his wife, Rachel Cushenberry (under the age of 21 years) , Widow (Ann) of said Moses deceased. Miles W. Conway and Simon Kenton were defendants. I do not know why this action was taken or the reason for it except Moses wife Ann was deceased at this time and two children were under 21 years of age..
The article was incorrect as Betsy Cushenberry married Zachariah Ross and Anna married Vachel Lindsay.
Moses wife Ann Cushingbery, Daniel (my next grandfather), Elijah and Vincent was last in the 1800 Fayette County Census. . About 1810 the sons moved to Warren County and Allen formed from it with Vincent going on to a adjoining county of Logan except William Cushenberry who had bought land from Lewis Craig in Bourbon County on the waters of David's Fork of Elkhorn, being part of a tract of land of 1,000 acres granted to John Craig, Sr on a treasury warrant, bounded by Hormbuck's plantation and the heirs of William Robinson, dec;d. This was dated 8 Sep 1802. .
Through the years Moses and his family were close both in Fayette and then to Warren County, Ky with the Rev. James Quisenberry and his bother John A. Quisenberry with John A. moving to Warren County, Ky in 1808.
In saying all of this I am trying to learn the geography and history as I know Bourbon was formed from Fayette and Mason was formed from Bourbon. The first record of Moses is 1783 and Kentucky County, Virginia was split in 1780 to Lincoln, Jefferson, and Fayette counties. So, in trying to find where Moses came from in Virginia it is hard to find another record because of the division and formation of counties and Virginia to the State of Kentucky in 1792.
Any suggestions where to look for anymore records on Moses would be appreciated. I might make mention the different spellings of the surname makes it hard to find records I hope this record on Moses Cushenberry's life will be of value after myself as it will now be in the Archives for future researchers if I can't come to a conclusion myself of his parentage which I believe points to the Quisenberry family of Virginia about the generation of Aaron Quisenberry, Sr that married Joyce Gayle Dudley or before.
Moses would have been born ca 1720-1740 with a death date of 1792. This is my last posting unless a new record can be found on Moses.