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John Greathouse and Elizabeth Family- David Greathouse


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Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1782 - , Shenandoah County, Virginia
    Christening: 
          Death: 23 Jan 1827 - Near Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois 303
         Burial: 23 Jan 1827 - Metropolis (east of), Massac County, Illinois 9,303
 Cause of Death: 

Events
Tax: 3 May 1805, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 304 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, 200 acres in Warren County, Kentucky, on Buck Creek (entered, surveyed, and patented in name of Sampson Greathouse). Later, this land appears to be taxed in John Greathouse Sr.'s possession.
Tax: 19 Apr 1806, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 304 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, 200 acres in Warren County, Kentucky, on Buck Creek (entered, surveyed, and patented in name of Sampson Greathouse). Later, this land appears to be taxed in John Greathouse Sr.'s possession.
Greathouse, Harmon - 1 white male over 21, and 4 horses.
Tax: 16 May 1807, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 304 John Greathouse Sr, 1 white male over 21, 1 white male over 16, 18 horses, 300 acres in Jessamine County, KY. He also had 300 acres in Franklin County on Savern? Creek and 200 acres in Warren County, KY
John Greathouse Jr, 1 white male over 21 and 1 horse.
David Greathouse, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses and 250 [sic] acres in Warren County on Buck Creek.
Harmon Greathouse, 1 white male over 21 and 3 horses.
Tax: 18 Aug 1808, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 304 John Greathouse Sr, 1 white male over 21, 1 white male over 16, 15 horses, 300 acres in Jessamine County, 200 acres in Warren County.
John Greathouse Jr, 1 white male over 21 and 3 horses.
David Greathouse, 1 white male over 21 and 3 horses.
Harmon Greathouse, 1 white male over 21 and 3 horses.
William Greathouse, 1 white male over 21 and 1 horse.
Tax: 2 Aug 1809, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 304 Greathouse, John, Sr. - 1 white male over 21, 15 horses, 450 acres in Jessamine County, and 200 acres in Warren County.
Greathouse, John, Jr. - 1 white male over 21.
Greathouse, David - 1 white male over 21 and 4 horses.
Greathouse, Harmon - 1 white male over 21 and 3 horses.
Greathouse, William - 1 white male over 21 and 2 horse.
Tax: 1810, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 304 Greathouse, John Sr - 1 white male over 21, 17 horses, 1 stud horse, 450 acres in Jessamine County and 200 acres in Warren County on Buck Creek.
Greathouse, John Jr - 1 white male over 21 and 4 horses.
Greathouse, David - 1 white male over 21 and 6 horses.
Greathouse, Harmon - 1 white male over 21, 1 black male over 16 and 3 horses.
Greathouse, William - 1 white male over 21 and 6 horses.
He appeared on the census in 1810 in , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 305
David Greathouse,
2 males under 10 (Sampson and George)
1 male 26 to 44 (David)
1 female 16-26 (Sarah)
Tax: 28 Jun 1811, , Jessamine County, Kentucky. 304 Greathouse, John Sr. - 1 white male over 21, 1[sic] horse, 502 acres in Jessamine County, and 200 acres in Warren County.
Greathouse, John Jr. - 1 white male over 21 and 4 horses.
Greathouse, David - 1 white male over 21 and 7 horses.
Greathouse, Harmon - 1 white male over 21 and 5 horses.
Greathouse, William - 1 white male over 21 and 7 horses.
Tax: 1812, , Henderson County, Kentucky. 306 Greathouse, John, Sr. - 200 acres in Warren County on Buck Creek; land entered in name of Sampson Greathouse - 1 white male over 21 and 13 horses.
Greathouse, David - 400 acres in Henderson Count on Pond Creek; land entered in name of Larkin Smith; 1 white male over 21 and 9 horses.
Greathouse, Herman - 1 white male over 21 and 4 horses.
Greathouse, William - 1 white male over 21 and 4 horses.
Adams, Charles - 1 white male above 21 and 1 horse [Number of acres is blurred] (Charles Adams married Polly Greathouse, daughter of John Greathouse Sr. and Elizabeth)
Lawsuit: 1817, , Union County, Kentucky. 16 Lawsuit by heirs of John Greathouse, Sr. against brothers and defendents David Greathouse and John Greathouse Jr, executor. Named in the lawsuit are: Harmon Greathouse, William Greathouse, Daniel Greathouse, Jane Greathouse (infant under 21), Charles Adams and Polly Greathouse, his wife, Isaac Callinder and Rebecca Greathouse, his wife.
He signed a will probated after his death in Feb 1827 in , Posey County, Indiana. 303 Bonaparte Greathouse is named as his nephew and executor in his will. David was killed by river pirates.
He owned land bought on 2 Oct 1813 in , Henderson County, Kentucky. 9 He purchased 400 acres of land on Pond Creek, a branch of Highland Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River. This is in the northern part of Henderson County near the Union County line. Source: Vivian Taylor - Since John Sr. did not buy land in Henderson County, I assume that the family (all except John Jr., across the creek in Union County) lived there, and David finally laid official claim to it.
Tax: 1813, , Henderson County, Kentucky. 307 Greathouse, David - Company of H[?] James; 400 acres of 3rd rate land in Henderson County on Pond Creek; name under which entered or by whom surveyed and patented - Tad Kukendall; 1 white male over 21 and 5 horses.
Greathouse, Hermon - Company of R. [or A.] Smith; 1 white male over 21 and 11 horses.
Adams, Charles - 1 white male above 21 (husband of Polly Greathouse)
Tax: 1814, , Henderson County, Kentucky. 307 Greathouse, John - 200 acres in Jefferson County on Floyd's Fork, entered by Mordica Reed; 1 white male over 21; 15 horses; value of land 1.00 per acre; total value $800.
Greathouse, David - 1 white male over 21, 7 horses, and $230 total value.
Greathouse, Harmon - 1 white male over 21, 6 [?] horses, and $350 total value.
Tax: 1815, , Henderson County, Kentucky. 308 Greathouse, John - 200 acres of 3rd-rate land in Warren County on Buck Creek, entered by S. Greathouse and surveyed for same; 1 white male over 21; 11 horses; value of land = 1.00 per acres; $600 total value.
Greathouse, David - 1 white male over 21, 7 horses and $200 total value.
Greathouse, William - 1 white male over 21, 4 horses and $200 total value.
Tax: 1816, , Henderson County, Kentucky. 280 Greathouse, Daniel - 1 white male over 21.
Greathouse, David - 1 white male over 21, 7 horses, and $245 total value.
Greathouse, William - 1 white male over 21, 2 horses, and $140 [?] total value.
Adams, Charles - 1 white male over 21, 2 horses, and $80 total value.
He owned land bought on 18 May 1816 in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana. 309 "David Greathouse of Henderson bought four lots in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indian Territory, on May 18, 1816.
Estate Sale: Dec 1816, , Union County, Kentucky. 281 The sales account for the estate of John Greathouse Sr. lists purchases made by Charles Adams, John Greathouse, Harmon Greathouse, David Greathouse, Daniel Greathouse, William Greathouse and Isaac Callender. Other buyers are Samuel ?, John Barnet, Wm. B. Pool, and David Miller.
Lawsuit: 3 Jan 1817, , Posey County, Indiana. 282 "Twelve month after date we or Either of us Promise to Pay Seth Hargrave and Nathan Ashworth Executors to the last will of Samuel French Dee (Deceased] one hundred and thirty Dollars for value received [sic] as witness our hands and seals this 3 day of January 1817. David Greathouse (his mark), Daniel Greathouse."
He owned land bought on 21 Jan 1818 in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana. 9,310 He purchased 80 acres of land south of Mt. Vernon in Point Township (West half of Southeast quarter, Section 1, Township 8 South, Range 14 West). Souce: Vivian M. Taylor - He lived on this parcel until his death.
He appeared on the census in 1820 in Black Township, Posey County, Indiana. 311
David Greathouse
3 males to 10 (George, James, Lorenzo)
3 males 10 to 16 (Sampson, and 2 others?)
1 male 16 to 26 (?)
1 male 26 to 45 (David)
1 female 16 to 26 (Sarah?, but she should be 30)
He signed a will on 23 Jan 1827 near Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois. 9,312 Source: Vivian M. Taylor - David Greathouse's Estate Papers include his will that he dictated and signed with his mark while he was dying from the wounds inflicted by the pirates at Cafe-in-Rock, Illinois, while David and others (including his handyman, Henry Stripe) were on a flatboat on the way to New Orleans to sell crops. David was taken aboard a passing steamboat, but no medical help was available. The will was filed in Posey County after the rest of the men had returned from New Orleans.


Parents
         Father: John Greathouse Sr. (1746-Bef 1816) 14,15,16 
         Mother: Elizabeth (Est 1752-After 1810) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah Callender (20 Sep 1790 - 29 Jul 1853)
       Marriage: 20 Sep 1807 - , Jessamine County, Kentucky 136
       Children:
                1. Sampson Greathouse (1808-1885)
                2. George Washington Greathouse (1810-1843)
                3. John Adams Greathouse (1813-1842)
                4. Lorenzo Dow Greathouse (1818-1884) 137

Notes
Death Notes:
Source: Vivian M. Taylor - He died on an Ohio River steamboat.
Burial Notes:
Souce: Vivian M. Taylor - David was a resident of Posey County, but he did not die there. He was on a flatboat taking crops to New Orleans when he was mortally wounded by river pirates at Cave-in-Rock, IL. He was taken aboard a steamboat, where he dictated his will. After he died, his body was buried along the Illinois shoreline, and the boat continued to New Orleans. He was buried on the riverbank East of Metropolis in Massac County, IL. His will was brought back to Posey County for probate. The will is in the Indiana State Archives.
General:
Source: Chris Bailey
David,, with his brother, John, migrated to Kentucky about 1805, first to Nelson County, then to Jessamine County. It was there that he met Sarah and they were married. They, along with John moved to Oldham County, Kentucky, where they lived for several years, but were unable to obtain any appreciable acreage of land. In the spring of, 1816 after Indiana became a state, they built a flatboat and decided to seek a new home westward down the river. They settled about six miles south of McFaddin's Bluff in Posey County, IN. He took an active part in the affairs incident to the early settlement of the county, acquired extensive land holdings and was one of the most influential men of his time and section.


Source: Louise Johnson: Bonaparte Greathouse is called nephew and is named as executor in the will of David Greathouse of Posey Co., Ind. who died in Feb. 1827. David was killed by river pirates.
These are the Greathouses that are written about in the book "The Greathouse Family in Indiana" by Dorothy Dawson and James E. Morlock. 294

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