Major Charles Morehead

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Charles Morehead, Jr.

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Culpeper, Virginia
Death: Died in Logan, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Charles Morehead and Mary Norman Morehead
Husband of Margaret Morehead
Father of Harriet Briggs; Charles S. Morehead, Governor; Margaret Morehead and Elvira Thomas
Brother of Turner Morehead, Capt.; Kerenhappuch Turner Tanner; Armistead Morehead; Elizabeth Briggs; Presley Morehead and 4 others

Occupation: Politician
Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Major Charles Morehead

DAR Ancestor #: A080125

Charles Morehead. (son of Charles Morehead and Mary Turner) was born February 3, 1762 in Culpepper Co., VA, and died February 1829 in Logan Co., KY.

He married October 30, 1786, Margaret or "Peggy" Slaughter, daughter of Cadwallader Slaughter, of Jefferson County, Kentucky. He was a Revolutionary War soldier in service in the winter of 1780 and continued to serve until the War terminated. He was a sergeant in Captain Michael Rudolph's company, in Colonel Henry Lee's Legion. He was allowed a pension in 1828 from Logan County, Kentucky. At that time he was referred to as Major Charles Morehead. He removed to Jefferson County that part of now Nelson County about 1786. He was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from Nelson County in 1798 and 1808 and the Kentucky Senate, from Logan County, in 1822-24.

from the Will of Major Charles Morehead (father of Governor Charles S. Morehead of Kentucky)

I also give my said son, Charles, my riding horse which I purchased of James T. Morehead. A sorrel.

Item Third: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Elvira Piper, my negro man Edenborough, his wife Fannie and her children, David, Spencer and Sarah with their future increase, also my young sorrel mare, to her and her heirs forever.

Item Four: I give to my granddaughter, Elvira Piper, my negro boy, Crittenden, but it is my will and desire that should my granddaughter, Elvira Piper die before she arrives to the age of twenty-one years, and leaves no heirs, then in that case it is my will that said negro boy should return and become a part of my estate.

Item Five: To my granddaughter, Mary Murel, I give and bequeath my negro boy Pardon and my negro girl Lucky and her future increase, also one bed and the necessary clothing thereunto belonging, but it is my will and desire that my said granddaughter, Mary Murel should die before she arrives to the age of twenty-one years and leaves no heir, then and in that case it is my will and desire that the property now given to my said granddaughter, shall return and become part of my estate. I also give my said granddaughter fifty dollars which her father owes me.

Item Six: I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Margaret Wintersmith, Richard Wintersmith and Elvira Wintersmith, one hundred and fifty dollars at the death of my wife over and above what may be their portion as hereinafter mentioned.

Item Seventh: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Margaret Warder, my negro John which she has now in possession on loan; also my negro boy Henry, also my negro boy Tilford, to her and her heirs forever.

Item: Eighth: To my daughter, Harriett Briggs I give and bequeath my negro woman Dian, my negro boy Henry which negroes she now has in possession, and my negro girl Lemima, with their future increase, to her and her heirs forever,


Recorded in Will Book D page 175, Logan County Court Clerks Office, Russellville, Kentucky.


!"History of the Culpeper County Normans": "Their son Charles Morehead, m. Margaret Slaughter, went to Kentucky and served in the legislature. His son, Charles Slaughter Morehead, was Governor of Kentucky and four years in U. S. Senate.


A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor # A080125

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Major Charles Morehead's Timeline

February 3, 1762
Culpeper, Virginia
Age 36
July 7, 1802
Age 40
Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky, United States
Age 41
Age 43
February 1829
Age 66
Logan, Kentucky, United States