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David Greathouse 
Birth: Abt 1770 - , , Maryland
Death: 1838 - , White County, Illinois
Burial: in Phillips -Kuykendall Family Cemetery , White County, Ilinois
Cause of Death:
• He appeared on the reconstructed census census in 1790 in , Baltimore county, Maryland. 21
David Greathouse 1 male over 16 yrs
1 female (Louise Johnson says- "this is David and Elizabeth Greathouse, apparently Elizabeth is his mother or his sister, his mother or sister may also be Eva Ann Greathouse who married James Majors in 1775 in Baltimore, MD."
• Land Purchase: 20 Dec 1799. 6 David Greathouse and wife Pensiller, of Mason Co., KY in consideration of L15..17 land on Canada's Creek.
• Tax list: 1800, , Mason County, Kentucky. Greathouse, David (Son of ??).
• Land Sale: 7 Sep 1803. 6 David Greathouse and wife Pensiller, of Mason Co., KY., in consideration of L62 sell land to William Wood.
• Tax list: 3 May 1805, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 22
Greathouse, John, Sr.--1 white male over 21, 2 white males over 16, 21 horses, and 300 acres.
Greathouse, John, Jr.--1 white male over 21 and 1 horse.
Greathouse, David--1 white male over 21, 5 horses, and 200 acres in Warren County, Kentucky, on Buck Creek (entered, surveyed, and patented in name of Sampson Greathouse).
• Land transaction: 1 Oct 1807, , Hopkins County, Kentucky. 23 David entered 200 acres of land in Hopkins County., Kentucky on Buffalo Creek as an assignee of Susanna Greeathouse, by virtue of a certificate from the court of Henderson County, Kentucky (Hopkins County, Kentucky was created in 1807 from Henderson County, Kentucky and Henderson was created in 1799 from Christian County, Kentucky).
• He appeared on the U. S. Federal census in 1810 in , Hopkins County, Kentucky. 13
Greathouse, David (married 1794, Persilla Goodwin in Baltimore, MD.):
l male 26-45 yrs; ( David)
(Persilla is now deceased).
2 males under 10 yrs. (David and Harmon)
2 females under 10 yrs.; (Mahala and America)
1 female 10-16 yrs; (Marian)
(John L. should be 13 and is apparently not listed)
• He appeared on the U. S. Federal census in 1820 in Fox Twp., White County, Illinois. 3
l male over 45 yrs (David)
l male 5-10 yrs (James?)
1 male 10-16 yrs (Harmon)
l male 16-18 yrs.(David)
l female 26-45 yrs (Margaret)
2 females under 10 yrs (Emeline and Karenhappuck)
l female 10-16 yrs (America?)
Spouses and Children
1. *Pensillah Goodwin  (Abt 1775 - Bef 1811) 4 [MRIN:3]
Marriage: 21 Jan 1794 - St Thomas Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland 4
1. Marian Greathouse  (Abt 1797-After 1850)
2. John L. Greathouse  (Abt 1797- ) 7
3. Mahala Greathouse  (1796-1873) 8
4. America Greathouse  (1800- ) 24
5. David H. Greathouse  (Between 1802-1842)
6. Harmon Greathouse  (Between 1805- )
2. Margaret Brittain  (Abt 1775 - After 1850) [MRIN:4]
Marriage: 12 Oct 1811 - , Christian County, Kentucky
1. Emaline S. Greathouse  (1813-Abt 1838)
2. Karenhappuck Greathouse  (Abt 1815- )
3. James P. Greathouse  (Abt 1820- )
Marriage Notes (Margaret Brittain)
1815 David Greathouse was accused of fraudently listing taxable property. This involved 400 acres on Buffalo Creek, Hopkins Co., entered patented, and surveyed for David Greathouse and 200 acres of land on Buffalo Creek, Hopkins County that was entered in the name of Susanna Greathouse and patented and surveyed for David Greathouse.
10 Nov 1817 David Greathouse received a land grant of 160 acres of land in White Co., IL in the south half of the east half of section 25, twsp. 4 south range 10 east. For some reason he relinquished this grant and it was reissued.
23 Feb 1818 David Greathouse again received this same grant of 160 acres of land and he was granted two more land grants, each for 80 acres of land situated in the east half of the southwest quarter, twsp 5 south range 9 east, and the west half of the southeast quarter twsp 5 south range 9 east. The section number not given.
1820 State Census of Illinois lists David Greathouse as: l white male over 21 and 7 other whites in his household.
1830 Census White Co., Illinois, p. 18: David Greathouse; 1 male 5-10 yrs; l male 50-6- yrs; 2 females 10-15 yrs; l female 40-50 yrs.
David's widow relinquished the right of administration Nov. 21, 1838 to Jacob Hunsinger. Jacob and Peter Hunsinger became co-bondsmen for the adfministration of his estate on De. 8, 1838. His widow was living with Henry and Karen H. Kuykendall in White Co., IL., in 1850 and was 78 years of age and blind.
1838 8 Dec. An inventory and appraisement of David's estate was made in White Co., IL. Appraisers were John Gillison, Abraham Vaught, and Anthony I. Hamilton.
Dec. 1838 a public sale was made on the estate of David Greathouse, and sales were made to several persons among whom were: David Greathouse, George and Jacob Hunsinger.
David's Administrator, Jacob Hunsinger paid taxes on David's land in 1839. The land was described as 160 acres lying in the SE quarter of Sec. 25, twp 4 south range 10 east.
Christian County, Kentucky was created in 1797 from Logan County, Kentucky