Adam Shryock



Adam Shryock
                                born: April 25, 1766
died: September 19, 1829
        Woodford County, Kentucky


Married: Rosanah Wood                                 born: September 3, 1773
died: September 22, 1842
        Anderson County, Kentucky



      Adam, one of nine children of Christian Shryock (Schreyack), was bom in Frederick County, Maryland.  He married Rosanah Wood in Frederick County, Maryland in December 1794 P. In 1807 Adam moved his family ( wife and then seven children ) to the untamed land of Kentucky. Several years earlier Adam's brother, John Frederick Shryock had moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky with his new bride, the former Frances Troutman.  In Kentucky, Frederick ( as he was called ) managed to do quite well, amassing some 800 acres of land in Fayette County, a nice home, and six slaves by 1810 ( as listed in the 1810 census ).  One can only guess, but it certainly seems likely that the success and prosperity of his brother had an impact upon Adam's decision to move his family to Kentucky

      It appears that Adam and Rosanah settled in the community of Mortonsville, in the southern portion of Woodford County, Kentucky along the Kentucky River.  This community was established by Jeremiah Morton in the early 1790's.  Because of its position on the river he had visions of Mortonsville becoming a great river trade city.  The entire city was planned and laid out in preparation for such growth m.  It is said that it was at one time proposed to the Kentucky State Legislature that the state capital be moved to Mortonsville.  It, indeed almost became the state capital of Kentucky.

      It is known that Adam was not forgotten by his family in Maryland once he moved to the Kentucky wilderness.  He received an inheritance of $78.39 from the estate of Christian Shryock, Jr., his brother in the fall of 1826.

      Although it has not yet been proven or disproven, legend has it that Adam traded a farm that he once owned for a tavern in Mortonsville.  This is doubtful because a search of the records of Woodford County revealed no such ownership or trade.

      The 1820 census records indicate that Adam lived in Mortonsville at the time.  It is believed that he died in Mortonsville and is buried on the farm that he rented in the area.  An examination of the census of 1820 and of the records of the settlement of Adam's estate reveal that he and at least some of his sons were farmers.  It is likely that he was buried on his own farm prior to his family leaving it.  The 1830 census lists Rosanah as still living in Woodford County.  Since it can be seen in the documents from the settlement of Adam's estate that the rent on the farm was paid through 1832, and the census of 1840 does not list Rosanah in any county as the head of a household, it seems likely that she moved from Woodford County shortly after the death of Adam and the settlement of his affairs.  Upon her death in 1842, Rosanah was buried in the cemetery of the Salt River Church q just south of Lawrenceburg in Anderson County, Kentucky.  It is reasonable to assume that she lived in the area and attended this church.  No record has been found of any other Shryock family member that might have lived in this area or perhaps attended this church.  It is possible, indeed likely that one of Rosanah's daughters had married and moved to this area, offering her mother a place to live upon Adam's death.



Grave Marker of Rosanah Shryock



Salt River Church
where Rosanah Shryock is buried



Settlement of the estate of
Adam Shryock


Woodford County, Kentucky
























Typed Translation of the
Estate Settlement Documents of
Adam Shryock

Debts

Woodford County, Kentucky

      In pursuance of an order of the Woodford County Court appointing commifsioner to settle the account of William Shryock Adm. of Adam Shryock Deed. repose as follow

      To wit –

      The Adm ———————

      To the amount of Sales and ( Inventory )

Accounts and notes as appear from ——————                                        $458  -  53 1/2
To the rent of the Farm in the year 1830 ——— 40 - 00
To the rent of the Farm in the year 1831 ——— 60 - 00
To the rent of the Farm in the year 1832 ——— 50 - 00
——————
$608 - 53 1/2

      Contra Credit

By William Alien's account $ 3 - 31 1/4
" John Wilson's account 4 - 17 1/2
" Benjamin Wickersham's account 13 - 06 1/4
" E.G. McGinnis note tax in 1830 37 1/2
" Middleton Davis act 10 - 00
" John McKinney (?) for Bill 1 - 88 1/2
" David B. Watkins act 1 - 25
" the descedant's note to John Wilson 7 - 00
" Jacon Smith's act 6 - 37 1/2
" Vincent Taylor's act 18 - 00
" John Wilson's two accounts 1 - 50
" descedant's note to Hudson's ( ? ) 8 - 00
" E.G. McGinnis note for tax in 1829 2 - 06 1/4
" John Shryock's act 10 - 00
" George Wilkin's act 1 - 00
" Hiram Wilhort's act 1 - 59
" same, note as commifsioner 1 - 00
" R.H. Rhoutou's act 6 - 25
" John Wilson's act 3 - 75
" Jos H. Woodfolk's act 20 - 00
——————
120 - 58 3/4

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Amount brought over - 120 - 58 3/4

By Alan Dunnington's act 6 - 00
" Greenup Doheney's act 10 - 00
" Wm Capil's act for making coffin for Mary Shryock,deed 7 - 00
" Tho. Haskins' act for shroud for said descedant 2 - 62 1/2
" Tho. Haskins' act 13 - 91 1/2
" John McKinney's feed bill 1830 1 - 25
" Middleton Davis for medicine and attendance
   for Mary Shryock deed
7 - 00
" Tho. Haskins' act against Wm. Shryock 7 - 12 1/2
" Jacob Smith's act 3 - 00
" Wm. Shryock's act 3 - 75
" Jacob Smith's act - 29 1/2
" John Hiatt's act 6 - 09
" Tho. Bott's act 3 - 92
" Jos. H. Woodfolk's act 3 - 68 3/4
" Descedant's note to Ahmed Rucker for $193 - 12 1/2 in Ky. money
  - paid in silver 173 - 81 1/4
" Roseberry and Franklin's note
  - Inventoried & said to be insolvent
" Paid for bringing descedant's coffin 1 - 00
" allowance made Adm for services 30 - 00
" cash paid commisfioner 3 - 00
" Jacob Smith's act 32 - 68 3/4


                                                                                                   ( John McConnell )
                                                                                                   ( Hiram Wilhort)
                                                                                                   ( ? Johnson )





Typed Translation of the
Estate Settlement Documents of
Adam Shryock

Assets


Woodford County, Kentucky

      Pursuant to an order of the Woodford County Court made at this October term 1829, we the undersigned commifsioners have appraised in current money the personal estate of Adam Shryock deed and report as follows ( to witt )

   


$   Cts
Iron gray horse 65  
2 clay bank colts 100  
Sorrel mare and colt 50  
Black mare and colt 45  
7 head of cattle 31  
10 head of sheep 6   25
One head stead and furniture 10  
Two head stead and furniture 12  
5 framed chairs 2   50
6 windsor chairs 6  
Two dining tables and candlestand 10   50
Cut reel, cotton wheel & flax wheel 3   50
Two stacks of hay 5  
Parcel of rye in the sheaf 8  
Parcel of flax 1  
Stack of wheat 7  
Hemp in the stack 3   37 1/2
3 ploughs 4  
2 blade stacks 2  
13 acres of corn in the field 42  
Two hemp breaks 2  
3 clivices & swingletrees 2   50
3 pair of gear and one blind bridle 6   50
Parcel of earthenware 3  
Set of silver tea spoons 5  
2 tea cups, canton, and funnel   75
——————
$433   87 1/2


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Amount brought forward 433 - 87 1/2

Two brafs candlesticks 1  
Cupboard and prefs 13  
4 axes 2 iron wedges and stone hammer 6   75
Flax hackle, flat irons and steel axles 2   50
Log chains weeding hoe grubbing hoe and shovel 3   50
2 augers 2 scycles drawing knife & handsaw 1   75
Cutting box and knife 2   50
Grindstone scythe and cradle 2  
Basket and 6 old barrels 1   25
1 kettle, 3 pots, 2 ovens, and 2 skillets 8   25
Tea kettle, ladle, 2 shovels, 2 pr tongs & 2 potracks 6   25
8 pieces of cedar ware, meal sifter, & coffee mill 5   12 1/2
3 old barrels, 1 keg, breadtray & knife ( ? ) 1   25
9 pieces of potters ware   75
Old flax wheel, loome and hamefs 6  
2 coffee pots and milk strainer   75
Saddle and saddle bags 2   50
Shoe bench and tools 3  
Large chest and parcel of wool rolls 5  
10 geese 1   25
Andirons, slate pitcher and bottle 1   65 1/2
One table cloth 2  
Parcel of watered hemp in the stack 3  
Waggon 45  
Crofs cut saw and last knife 3   50
One note on John Roseberry and Edward Franklin 71   12 1/2
Account against John Baxter   25
Account against Robt Perry 7  
——————
$636   75


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Amount brought forward 636 - 75

Account against Jordan Kitcher 2   93 3/4
Account against Joseph Hawkins 2   25
Account against Nath. Morrison   75
Account against Thos. A. Smith 1   62 1/2
Account against James Gouse 1  
Account against Brockman Atkins   50
Account against John Cafsel 7   97
Account against John Wilson 6   50
Account against Thos. Morton   75
——————
$658   28 1/4

      I do hereby certify that the foregoing inventory contains all the personal estate of Adam Shryock deed which hath come to my hands.

            December 5th, 1829                                                ( William Shryock adm )

      We do certify that the foregoing appraisement was truly and justly made of the personal property of Adam Shryock deed which was produced to us by his administrator to the best of our judgement — All of which we respectfully report to the Woodford County Court under our hands this the 5th day of December 1829.

                                                                                            ( John Cafsel )
                                                                                            ( Wm. Morris )
                                                                                            ( Hiram Wilhort )




Typed Translation of the
Estate Settlement Documents of
Adam Shryock

Sale of Assets


Woodford County, Kentucky

A list of the sales of the property of Adam Shryock

   
  $   Cts
Cash received on day of the sale 5   87 1/2
Wm. Shryock crofscut saw 1   50
Hiram Wilhort grubbing hoe   37 1/2
Wm. Alien weeding hoe   50
Adam Shryock iron wedge   62 1/2
Jn. Shryock stone hammer   75
Adam Shryock swingletree and clivices   37 1/2
Jn. Shryock two scycles   25
Jn. Shryock last knife   62 1/2
Jerry Carter large pot and hooks 1   50
Wm. Shryock saddle bags   37 1/2
Jerry Carter water khan   73 3/4
Lewis Vincent 3 crocks   12 1/2
Adam Shryock frst to saddle   50
Hiram Wilhort 5 framed chairs 1   81 1/4
Adam Shryock 3rd to a large bare shovel plough 1   00
Adam Shryock shovel plough 0   81 1/4
Wm. Shryock bare share plough   12 1/2
Adam Shryock to one ax 1   25
Wm. Shryock grindstone   37 1/2
John Dozier one ax   56 1/4
Wm. Shryock one ax   73 3/4
Lewis Vincent one ax 1   00
Adam Shryock 2 clivices & doubletrees 0   87 1/2
Morriah Johnson cutting knife and box 1   50
John Shryock scythe and craddle 1   6 1/4
Wm. M. Morris one pair of geese   25
Adam Shryock one pair of geese 1   50
Lewis Vincent one pair of geese 2   25
Wm. Pullen 7 old barrels 0   81 1/4
Ann Shryock 6 Windsor chairs 1   00
Leroy Dale parcel of lasts 1   00


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John Shryock tin pan throw   37 1/2
Ann Shryock cotton wheel 1   37 1/2
Ann Shryock candle stand 1   00
Ann Shryock cut reel   12 1/2
Ann Shryock cupboard 1   00
Ann Shryock one prefs 5   00
Ann Shryock coffee mill 0   50
Jerry Carter coffee mill 0   37 1/2
Moriah Johnson slate 0   50
Ann Shryock table cloth 0   50
Ann Shryock 2 candle sticks 0   50
Ann Shryock 6 silver tea spoons 3   00
Ann Shryock parcel of earthenware 1   00
Ann Shryock loom and harnefs 2   00
Wm. Morris shovel and tongs 1   00
John Shryock waggon 30   00
Jas. Linney brindle cow 6   6 1/4
Wm. Pullen black cow 5   00
Wm. Pullen red steer 2   36 1/4
Leroy Dale parcel of rye in the stack 5   37 1/2
Wm. Shryock spotted cow and calf 9   50
Landon Hall wheat stack 5   6 1/4
Benjamin Wickersham hay stack 1   18 3/4
Adam Shryock hemp stack 2   00
Geo Wilkins to blade stack 1   50
Geo Wilkins to blade stack 1   40 3/4
Adam Shryock watered hemp in stack 1   00
Geo Wilkins watered flax in the bundle 0   56 1/4
Ezekiel Taylor hay stack 0   00
Joseph Pettry 10 head of sheep 6   62 1/2
Jerimiah Morton dining table 6   7 1/2
Benjamin Wickersham 10 barrels of corn 8   00
John Cassell 10 Ibs of corn 7   81 1/4
Ann Shryock 10 Ibs of corn 7   00
John Cassell 12 Ibs of corn at 4 . 6 9   00
Jerry Morton 6 Ibs of ? roots 2   37 1/2
Geo Christopher gray horse 63   50
Jn. Shryock clay bank colt 51   00
Moriah Johnson clay bank colt 40   12 1/2
Adam Shryock black mare 25   00
Wm. M. Morris bay colt 9   00
——————
363   87 1/2

      Wm. Shryock administrator of Adam Shryock deceased May the 3d 1830

      Woodford County      May County Court 1830

      The foregoing list of the estate of Adam Shryock decd was returned to court commifsioner approved and ordered to record

                                                                                                ( John McKinney )







Family of Adam and Rosannah Shryock

In order by Age - Oldest First



William Shryock                      b. September 18, 1795         d. November 21, 1861
John Shryock b. October 30, 1796 d. February 23, 1876
Elizabeth Shryock b. October 22, 1798 d. September 8, 1843
Mary Ann Shryock b. December 17, 18 d. April 2, 1831
Rosanah Shryock, Jr. b. December 13, 1802 d. ?
Adam Shryock b. Setember 8, 1804 d. ?
Joseph Shryock b. September 8, 1806 d. March 21, 1808
Sarah Shryock b. January 3, 1808 d. 1888
Andrew Shryock b. February 25, 1811 d. ?
Hillery Shryock b. March 15, 1813 d. October 1, 1833
Eleanor Shryock b. July 18, 1820 d. ?



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