Hayden to Gilpin Know all men by this that I Noah Hayden of the state of Virginia hath this day June the sixteenth day and year one thousand Sevenhundred and Eighty Eight hiard Elizabeth Gillpin to ceap my house and to Kook and wash and mend and ceap the house clean and deasant and to ceap my too children clean and to due by them as if they ware hur one and for During what is Mentioned Above I do Agree too give her twenty five pounds Current Money of Virginia for Everry Year or each Year So long as she seas cause to Stay or I see cause to ceap hur self all spare time and to have the privelig of ceaping of gees and duke on My Place and to fead them out of My corne and to find hur flax or hemp and wool to make clothing for hur Beds and hur self and for the ceaping of the geaz or Ducke or Boh and for flax and wool she is to due as much spinning for meaz will clothe me and my too children and to my true performance I do bind myself My Ears Executors Adminestrators in the Just and full sum of one thousand pounds good and lawfull Money of Virginia Pennillty to be paid whereunto I set My hand fix My seal the above date Ritton witness presentNoah Hayden (seal)Jeams McbrideSary Mcbride (hur mark)
Received April 15th 1803Inland and property and notsTwo hundred and thirty seven pounds and five shillingsFrom Noah Hayden by me Elizabeth Gilpin (hur mark)testeWilliam HungateMajor faris Pg 184Received May 2nd day 1803 in cash the some of twenty five pounds currant money of Cantucky from Noah Hayden by me Elizabeth Gilpin (hur mark)teste Nancy Hayden (hur mark)Rebecky Hayden (hur mark)
April 15th day 1803 this day I say Elizabeth Gilpin is out of My carvis Noah Hayden and likewise I have paid hur a part of hur wages in Lands which I due not warrant and likewise all my goods and chattles that ware on the said land where she Now lives which I warrant and defend to hur from all persons whatsoever bodies Pollitic or corporate to which I set My hand and fix my sealNoah Hayden (seal)TesteMaj. Faris (his mark)
Mercer Sctn(?) December 12th 1803This bond was this day before me acknowledged by Noah Hayden a party thereto to be his act and Deed and the Riceipts thereon Endorsed was proved to have been acknowledged by Elizabeth Gilpin and at the request of the said Noah I have recorded the said bond and Recipts in My office.Teste Tho. Allin Clk.
May the twenty forth one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven On Articles of an agreement made and concluded between Enoch Hayden of Louden County Virginia the first part and Noah Hayden his brother of the other part witnesseth that that both of them hath bin at the truble of gitting a treasuary warrant for fore hundred acres of land and have entered it on the waters of Salt River Marser County Virginia on a branch caled Hayden Crick Running in Chalpin fork and as it was entred in the name of the above Mentioned Enoch Hayden and Not in the name of them both the said Enoch for the safety of the said Noah to make him an Equil Part of the above Mentioned Land doth bind himself his hars Executors and Admminestrators or assizns or Either of them to pay and make good unto the said Noah Haden him hi ars or assigns one hald of the Land above mentioned or an Equil part according to the quillity of it with a deed for the same a soon as its in the power of the said Enoch to perform if fails them to pay and make good all Dammage the said Noah should substance by it Provide that the said Noah doth pay half the cost that shall arise here after in secureing and defending the above Mentioned Land from all others that should contend for the same whare by we bind our selves in the penal sum of one thousand Pounds to preform to each other the Year and day above mentioned where by we set our hands and sealEnoch Hayden (seal)Noah Hayden (seal)Witness preasentBenjamin ThomasJoseph Thomas I sell my right of the in bond to Elizabeth Gilpin and she to run all chansezNoah HaydenTesteWilliam HungateMaj. Faris
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Mercer Set December 12th 1803 These Articles of agreement with the Assignment thereon was acknowledged before me the Noah Hayden a party thereto to be his act and deed at his Request I have recorded the same in my office Teste Tho. Allin Clk.
An agreement made this day between the subcribers Noah Hayden and Elizabeth Gilpin both of the County of Mercer in the state of Kentucky Witnesseth That the aforesaid parties have agreed to unite themselves in the bonds of matrimony on the following conditions namely that the said Elizabeth before he marriage with the said Noah being possessed of considerable property in lands houses cattle household furniture te te te a correct schedule of which property is anneseed(?) to this agreement reserves to herself after her marriage with the said Noah Hayden the full entire and complete possession and disposal of the property mentioned and describes in the said anneseed(?) schedule. The schedule of Elizabeth Gilpins property refered to above 200 acres of land known by the name of Haydens Creek and lick also house barns our houses te te te 2 mares and 2 geldings 12 head of cattle 100 hogs more or less 20 geese and 20 ducks 2 plows 2 hoes 1 mattock 3 asces and 1 iron wedge 1 stone sledge 4 chessels 1 hand saw 2 goudges 1 drawing knife 4 augers 1 plase iron small wheel 1 woollen wheel with 2 bar cards 3 scythes 5 feather beds and bedsteads complete with 5 chaph underbeds their Bolsters pillows te te te 2 chests 1 large cupboard 2 large pewter basons 4 small pewter basons 2 large dishes and 24 plates 2 sets of knives and forks a 17 gallon kettle an 8 gallon kettle 1 pot and Dutch oven 2 smothing irons 3 traumels(?) cooker wares sufficient for the house a set of Smiths tools bellows Anvil Vice and other nessasary tools 1 good loom with 4 reeds and gears 2 large basons Also all notes bonds Debts dues and demands to be considered as concluded in the above schedules. And the said Noah Hayden hereby engages to all intents and purposes to garuntee to the said Elizabeth Gilpin the full possession and disposal of the above described property after marriage to her and her Heirs forever and also to protect her and her Heirs from any claims made upon the said property by him and his Heris forever. In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our hands and seal this 23 day of May in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and four.Noah Hayden (seal)Elizabeth Gilpin (her mark)In the presence of us Jno Hale William Stukher (?)UD (?) Ferrego
Do you notice that she gets everything, and that everything is inventoried in great detail. This is the document that blew my mind away. Any thoughts on why this would have happened? Also, their son Noah, was born before they were married. In fact, I think that perhaps 2-3 of their children were born before they were married. It all depends on which date of death you use for Mary, and which of the birth dates you use for those children. Fuzzy dates, I have to fix the fuzzy dates.