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Walter Karrick in Clark Co., KY
Posted by: Don Bowman (ID *****5078) Date: October 28, 2002 at 09:24:32
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I think this is a different Walter Karrick from the one that's been mentioned here before.. but if anyone recognizes any of this info.. please let me know. Don


Walter Karrick was born between 1770-1775 in Charles Co., Maryland. He was the son of Walter (b. 1734 MD - d. 1803 KY) and Nancy (Thomas) Karrick (b. 17__ MD - d. c1813 KY) of Charles Co., Md. Walter and Nancy apparently married in Maryland around 1770 and later moved to Fayette Co., Ky. where they settled with their children. Walter apparently had several siblings, including Hugh, Edward, Robert, and Benedict Karrick.

Walter was living in Fayette Co., Ky. in 1800. He married Rutha Pickett, daughter of his neighbor, around 1803 in Fayette Co., Ky. Rutha was born around 1788 in Virginia, the daughter of John (b. 1740 VA - d. 1841-1850 KY) and Rachel (Carr) Pickett.

He and Rutha bought 13 acres on Boffman's Fork in Fayette Co., Ky. from Joseph Allen on 2 May 1810. He sold five acres and 139 poles to Gideon Woods on 6 March 1812 and eight acres to John C. & Mary Rose on 10 April 1813.

Walter shows up on tax lists in Clark County in 1812, which show he had a tavern license as early as 1813 and operated a tavern on the Irvin-Winchester Road at Log Lick at Vienna. He probably also operated a ferry on the Red River near his tavern.

He was indicted in March 1823 for forging a 25-cent note. He and John W. Broughton were brought up on state felony charges in September 1823. The nature of the charges has not been found, but they were found not guilty. In March 1824, he was indicted three times for bootlegging and selling whiskey after hours without a license.

Walter apparently died in either late 1824 or early 1825. Records at the Kentucky Historical Society say he died in 1823, but court records show that he was at least alive in March 1824. His name appears on tax lists for Clark Co., Ky. in 1824 and 1825, but only Rutha's name appears in 1826. Rutha was executor of his estate and according to an inventory on file in Clark County, Walter had a will, but it was never recorded at the courthouse.

Rutha married Walter's longtime friend, John Weldon Broughton, on 7 April 1829 in Clark Co., Ky. They apparently had at least one daughter together, but her name is not known. John W. died in 1847. Rutha then went to live with her son, Samuel, and apparently died in the 1860s.

Walter and Rutha had at least nine children:

1. Nancy KARRICK (b. c1803 KY - d. 18__ ). Clark Co.?
Nancy married (1) Amos Harding on 15 November 1820 in Clark Co., Ky. It is not known if they had any children.
She married (2) Wyatt Owsley (b. 1803 KY), a hatter, on 11 September 1827 in Clark Co., Ky. They had at least two daughters:
a. ____ Owsley (b. 1826-1830 KY). A daughter.
May have been Drusilla Owsley (b. 1830-1831) who married Madison Ware (b. 1822) and was living with James V. & Harriett Karrick in 1850. They had a six-month old daughter, Frances.
b. Elizabeth Owsley (b. 1833 KY).

2. James Vance KARRICK (b. 2 January 1805 KY - d. 1850-1859 KY). Clark/Boyle Co.?
James married (1) Emily True in 1826 in Clark Co., Ky. They had at least one daughter:
a. Caroline Virginia Karrick (b. 1830 KY - d. before October 1860 KY).
Married Dr. Green K. Miller (b. 1820 KY - d. before October 1860 KY) on 16 December 1849 in Clark Co., Ky. They had one child:
       1. Horace D. Miller (b. 1850 KY).
       James V. married (2) Katherine Rankins on 29 October 1830 in Clark Co., Ky. They had at least three children:
b. John Karrick (b. 1834 KY).
       Married Ella C. _____.
c. Nancy Karrick (b. 183_ KY - d. before October 1860 KY).
       Married Thomas Hart (d. before October 1860 KY) before 1850 in Clark Co., Ky. and had three children:
       1. Richard Hart (b. 184_ KY).
       2. Anne G. Hart (b. 185_ KY).
       3. Mary T. Hart (b. 185_ KY).
d. Camilla (or Corrilla) Karrick (b. 1842 KY).
       James V. married (3) Harriett Skinner (b. 1818-1819 KY - d. 1881 KY) around 1844 in Clark Co., Ky. Harriett was the daughter of John and Sarah (Little) Skinner. They lived in Perryville, Boyle Co., Ky. (in a 13-room brick home on the corner of Main & 3rd St.) and had at least seven children:
e. Rebecca Elizabeth Karrick (b. 1845 KY - d. 1929 KY).
       Married William Huston Parks.
f. Harriett Karrick (b. 1846 KY - d. 1937 KY).
       Married Wallace Green.
g. Drusilla Karrick (b. 1848 KY - d. 1905 KY).
       Married James Wesley Broyles.
h. Jane Willis Karrick (b. 1850 KY - d. 1852 KY). Unmarried.
i. Addah Skinner Karrick (b. 1852 KY - d. 1931 KY).
       Married William Montgomery.
j. Samuel Martin Karrick (b. 1853 KY - d. 1904 KY).
       Married Emma Arnold.
k. Emma Skinner Karrick (b. 1856 KY - d. 1938 KY).
       Married William Lin Penney.
       James V. died around 1859 in Boyle Co., Ky. Harriett married (2) Reuben F. Tanner (b. 1814 - d. 1880). They had no children.

3. Matilda KARRICK (b. c1806-1807 KY - d. 18__ ). Clark Co.
       Matilda married Thomas F. Donaldson (b. 1805 KY), Clark Co. jailer, on 21 December 1825 in Clark Co., Ky. They had at least ten children:
a. _____ Donaldson (b. 1826-1830 KY). A son.
b. Juliann Donaldson (b. 1834 KY).
c. Amanda Donaldson (b. 1835 KY).
d. Ruth E. Donaldson (b. 1836 KY).
e. Milly Donaldson (b. 1837 KY).
f. Walter Donaldson (b. 1840 KY).
g. William Donaldson (b. 1842 KY).
h. Catharine Donaldson (b. 1844 KY).
i. David Donaldson (b. 1846 KY).
j. Mary Donaldson (b. 1848 KY).

4. Elizabeth KARRICK (b. c1806-1808 KY - d. 18__ ). Clark Co.
       Elizabeth married Lewis M. Ricketts on 28 May 1823 in Clark Co., Ky.

5. Rachel Baker KARRICK (b. c1808-1811 KY - d. Aug-Sept 1893 KY). Clark/Woodford
       Rachel married (1) James G. Broughton (b. c1813 KY - d. 1878 KY) around 1832 probably in Clark Co., Ky. She married (2) William J. Miller (d. 1891-1892) on 26 August 1879 in Boyle Co., Ky.
       Rachel and James G. had ten children:
a. William Henry Broughton (b. 14 November 1833 KY - d. 15 August 1913 MO).
b. James A. Broughton (b. c1835 KY - d. March 1875 KY).
c. John W. Broughton (b. 21 October 1836 KY - d. 11 December 1931 KY).
d. Mary A. Broughton (b. late 1839 KY - d. before 1911 KY).
e. Serelda Broughton (b. 8 July 1841 KY - d. 31 July 1894 KY).
f. Julia Ann Broughton (b. 19 June 1847 KY - d. 19 November 1942 KY).
g. Samuel S. Broughton (b. August 1849 KY - d. 19__ IN).
h. Hiram Bird Broughton (b. 12 September 1852 KY - d. before 1893 KY).
i. Harriett Broughton (b. c1855 KY - d. 186_ KY).
j. Thomas B. Broughton (b. 12 April 1857 KY - d. 186_ KY).

6. July Ann KARRICK (b. c1814 KY - d. ____ ). Clark Co.
       July Ann married Hiram B. Rankins on 29 November 1830 in Clark Co., Ky. Hiram was the son of John Rankins.
       July Ann and Hiram had at least five children:
a. James Rankins (b. 1833 KY).
b. Nancy Rankins (b. 1841 KY).
c. Ruth Rankins (b. 1843 KY).
d. Catharine Rankins (b. 1845 KY).
e. Serena Rankins (b. 1847 KY).

7. Mary KARRICK (b. c1821 KY - d. ____ ). Clark Co.
       Mary married a farmer, Winston Watts (b. 1820 KY), on 10 July 1835 in Clark Co., Ky. They had at least six children:
a. Amelia Watts (b. 1837 KY).
b. John A. Watts (b. 1838 KY).
c. Lucinda Watts (b. 1843 KY).
d. Mary E. Watts (b. 1844 KY).
e. Ruthy Watts (b. 1845 KY).
f. Melissa Watts (b. 1848 KY).

8. Samuel Martin KARRICK (b. c1824 KY - d. ____ ). Clark Co.
       Samuel worked as a merchant and married Martha Kennon (b. 1828 KY) on 15 March 1849 in Clark Co., Ky. They had at least one child:
a. Mary Karrick (b. early 1850 KY).

9. _____ KARRICK (b. c1826 KY - d. ____ ). Clark Co.
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