William W. Gardner

William W. Gardner

Male Abt 1770 - 1846

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  • Name  William W. Gardner 
    Born  Abt 1770  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1846  , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3344  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2014 

    Father  Jacob Gardner,   b. Abt 1729, , York, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1812, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F5598  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elinor Paulding,   b. Abt 1772, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830-1835, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1797  , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Gardner,   b. Abt 1798, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jacob Riley Gardner,   b. 1800, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Annis Gardner,   b. Abt 1802, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, , Cooper, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gemimah Gardner,   b. Abt 1807, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1847, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henry Paulding Gardner, Sr.,   b. 21 Jul 1814, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1887, Iberia, Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary "Polly" Gardner,   b. 29 Jul 1821, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1894, , Miller, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Nov 2013 
    Family ID  F1263  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah "Sally" Owen,   b. Jun 1807, Bud Creek, Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1885, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Feb 1835  , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Juliann Gardner,   b. 10 Nov 1836, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1888
     2. William Holland Gardner,   b. 1840, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1909
     3. James Riley Gardner,   b. 31 Dec 1841, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1912, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah A. Gardner,   b. 2 May 1844, , Barren, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1899
    Last Modified  29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID  F896  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "As a young boy of perhaps 12 or 13 years, William fought in the American Revolution. This war ended in 1783 and perhaps as a child he served this country as a young American soldier. In 1798, James Garrard, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, signed a land grant deeding 200 acres of land in Warren County, KY to William and Elinor Gardner. It states plainly in the grant that the land was situated south of the Green River in central Kentucky. It is a known, historical fact that all land south of the Green River was only given to ex-Virginia soldiers who had served in the Revolutionary War. William's land was in Warren County (today it is Barren County to the east because the county lines were extended in 1821). He settled near a small stream that today still carries his name.....Gardner's Sinking Creek. It is near Park City, Kentucky, but during William's lifetime, this area was known as Glasgow Junction."

      "In 1838, William wrote his last will and testament and had it recorded in the Barren County courthouse. I have a copy of his will and it is priceless! He allotted a portion of land to his three older sons, and each of his six older children (by Elinor) were given one slave each. The remainder of his lands, household goods, farming equipment, slaves, and his mill was awarded to his young daughter, Juliann. Three other children were born after 1838 and they also shared in his estate, but it appears that Juliann became the largest heir. William died in 1846 leaving Sally with four small children to rear alone. She never remarried and lived the rest of her life on the Sinking Creek farm. She died circa 1885. A few months earlier she had broken her hip and she never recovered from the fall."

      [source: The Gardner, Bailey, and Allen Families of Miller County. by Peggy Smith Hake]

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Pioneer Families of Miller County, Missouri: "Journey to the Past", Peggy Smith Hake, (1980), p. 53-54 (Reliability: 3).