I have some amazingly great notes with references identifying my 4th GGparents, early 1800s, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, through legal records. These came through several hands from a distant cousin identified through DNA. They mention the deed books, page numbers, etc., so I have every confidence that they are valid sources, but I don't have links for them. Maybe I'm overlooking something, because I can't find them online. Maybe someone can help point me I the right direction?
1) James Harris son of William and Polly Harris of Muhlenberg County in 1821 Court Records
Deed Book 5, p. 239, Muhlenberg Co, KY 1821
John and Jane Morgan of Muhlenberg Co, deed to Polly Harris, widow of William Harris, dec’d, and to Charles Harris, Sally Shuffield formerly Sally Harris, Stephen Harris, James Harris, A. Harris, and Betsy Harris, for $170 paid to him by said William Harris in his lifetime, 100 acres on Isaacs Creek in Muhlenberg Co. bordering Charles C. Sumner, Peter Boggess, and Thomas Irvin.
2) Polly's name is actually Mary, being a common nickname given to a Mary of that time (I think the brackets are Sharon's, we'll have to find the original record to be certain) Because A. Harris is Amos in this instance, I suggest that this supports the list of children above.
Sally Harris, daughter of William Harris and Mary [Polly], married Ephraim Shuffield on 29 Jan 1818 in Muhlenberg Co., Ky. [William Harris witnessed the will of John Shuffield on 22 Nov 1790 in Duplin Co., NC]. Sally’s siblings were Charles, Stephen, James, Amos, and Betsy.
3) Reconfirmed, William's wife is Mary, probably Casey
William Harriss witnessed the will of John Shuffield 22 Nov 1790 in Duplin Co. (Ephraim Shuffield married Sally Harris, daughter of William and Mary Harris, on 29 Jan 1818, Muhlenberg Co., KY. Sally is believed to be the granddaughter of Micajah Casey and Sarah [Hines?] of Wayne Co, NC, daughter of Patience Hines Jernigan. Sally’s known siblings are Charles Harris, Stephen Harris, James Harris, A. Harris, and Betsy Harris. See Deeds, Muhlenberg Co, KY, Bk 5, p. 239, 1821.)
4) Proof that William's wife was Mary Casey
Muhlenberg Co, KY (mis-transcribed as Mecklenburg Co.), Book 10, p. 19. William Harris of [Muhlenberg Co. KY], deed to John Casey for his interest in land of which Micajah Casey Jr. died possessed—said Harris an heir- at- law in right of his wife Mary, 1 Aug 1810. (Copied into Wayne County deed book.)
Maybe some of you expert level sourcerers can show me how to find them?