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Kentucky Louden's
Posted by: Richard McGuire (ID *****1153) Date: February 07, 2005 at 14:43:14
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Looking for descendents of Hugh Louden and Nancy McGuire. Nancy was a daughter of Jesse McGuire. Would love to know more about my distant cousins.

Known children are James H Louden, Jesse Louden, Dicy Ann Louden, Elijah Louden, and Mary Jane Louden.

James married Jane Meek, Jesse married Mary (Styard) Stewart, Dicy Ann Louden married Barlow Meek, Elijah Louden married Nancy Moon, Mary Jane Louden married John W Williams.

Notes for Hugh Louden:
Hugh Louden first appeared on the Henry County, Kentucky tax rolls in 1817, indicating he was the head of a family or that he had arrived at the age of 21, he was still listed until 1824, and didn't appear again until 1837, although these records may not accurately show when Hugh and Nancy left, and then returned to Kentucky, they do provide a time frame for it. We do know that there was a Hugh Louden enumerated in the Ripley County, Indiana census in 1820 and 1830, It is thought that Nancy died and Hugh returned to Henry County with his family, the marriage records of Henry County, Kentucky show a marriage between a Hugh Louden or Lowden and Maria Duke on the 5th of April, 1836, and a Hugh Louden again appears on the tax rolls in 1837, if this is the same Hugh Lowden, it indicates that Hugh returned to Kentucky sometime between 1830 and early in 1836, later, there was another marriage of Hugh Lowden and Dulcina Hamilton, September 9, 1842 in Henry County, as there are no indications that there was another Hugh Louden, not even a son named Hugh, we have to accept the probability that these were all the same person.

1820 US census, Ripley County, Indiana, unknown twp. p. 76, roll M33

Hugh Louden: 2-males-under 5, 1 male-26-45,(Hugh) engaged in agriculcuture
1 female- 16-26 (Nancy)

1830 US census, Ripley County, Indiana, unknown twp, page 4, roll M19

Hugh Louden:       1 male-under 5, 3 males-10-15, 1 male 30-40 (Hugh)
              1 female-under 5, 1 female-5-10, 1 female-60-70 (?)

It appears that Nancy has died and Hugh has a elderly housekeeper, or possibly his mother to care for the children. based on the age of the youngest children, it appears that Nancy probably died shortly before 1830.

Marriage Bond; Henry County, Kentucky

Know all men by these presents that we, Hugh Loudon and Jos. Carr are firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds The payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs and so makes signed themselves this 26th day of February 1817.
The consideration of the above obligation is such that a marriage is about to be observed between the above Hugh Loudon & Nancy McGuire daughter of Jesse McGuire of __? County.
It therefore it shall always appear yhat there is no just cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation __? bond shall remain in full force.

Hugh Lowden (seal)
Joseph Carr (seal)

Permission Slip;

Given from under my hand this 25th day of February, 1817, That my daughter Nancy is at free liberty to Marry when ever she sees fit.
as witnesses my hand.

Jesse McGuire
Abraham Talbot
Carmel Goodith


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