Simon's Family History


Heirs of John Stites
Heirs of David & Cornelia Galbreath

John's daughter Cornelia married David Galbreath and they  proceeded to London in ca. 1790, whence Cornelia died in 1800 aged 33 yrs. Both John Stites and his son-in-law David Galbreath died in 1812. It would seem there was some form of property dispute between their heirs as evidenced in the following newspaper item :-

The Kentucky Gazette - 6 Jan 1817

"Scott Circuit Court, July Term, 1816 Jonathan Robinson, complainant vs. The heirs of John Stites, deceased, defendants : In Chancery :- This day came the parties by their attorneys, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the heirs of David and Cornelia Galbreath late Cornelia Stites, are non-residents of this Commonwealth, it is ordered that unless the heirs of the said David and Cornelia Galbreath do appear here, on or before the third day of the next Term and answer the Complainant's bill, the same will be taken for confessed against them, and that a copy of this order, be inserted in some authorized paper agreeable to Law - A copy from the records in my office. Attest, Benj. S. Chambers."

Note - The Galbreath heirs were resident in England for the most part and would have stood little chance of proceeding to America to appear in person, a loaded decision? One of John Stites son & heirs Abraham was a lawyer.
Unfortunately the Scott County Courthouse suffered 2 fires in the 1800's and most Court records were lost, so the exact nature of the dispute is unknown. No will has yet been found for David Galbreath.

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