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Nathaniel Haggard Plantation House

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Date: 1788 to 1979
Location: New Boonesborough Rd, Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, USAmap
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History

From The History of the Haggard Family [1]

In the year 1788 Nathaniel Haggard, with his family, removed to Clark county, Kentucky, and settled between Winchester and Boonsborough, then a wilderness. He bought a fine tract of land two miles south of Winchester, which he improved and on which he and his wife, Elizabeth, lived the remainder of their days in the enjoyment of the society of their children who had settled near them... On this tract of land he built a house of hewn cherry logs with port -holes for defense in case of an attack from the Indians. They were numerous and troublesome at that time. This house is still standing on the land, which has been in possession of the male members of the family from pioneer days to the present time.

Featured on the cover of Kentucky Ancestors[2]

The Nathaniel Haggard house (on Howard's Creek) is about 3 miles south of Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, on the east side of Boonesboro Road and about 3/4 mile from the road. The original room (with stone chimney) built of hewn cherry and ash logs- prior to 1800 - is still standing in good repair. More rooms have been added to this old log house as well as a porch. The family graveyard is north west of the house. At one time the individual graves had been marked by field or creek stones but in the 1950's these stones were found piled up together.

Owners

Nathaniel Haggard Sr. (1723-1805)- built the home in 1788, left the plantation to his son, Nathaniel Haggard Jr. in his will.

Nathaniel Haggard Jr. (abt.1776-abt.1858)- inherited the plantation at the death of his father.

Mrs. Haggard- shown as land owner on 1861 atlas.

James Allen Haggard (1832-1905)- shown as land owner on 1877 atlas.

Wheeler James Haggard (1879-1950)

George W. Haggard- named as the land owner in 1922.[3]

W. E. Heflin- named as the land owner in 1949.

Charles C. Stephenson- named as the land owner in Kathryn Owen's book "Old Homes and Landmarks of Clark County, Kentucky."

Enslaved Persons

Probate inventory of Nathaniel Haggard Sr. 1806- One enslaved person was listed in the inventory of Nathaniel Haggard Sr.'s estate:[4]

1 negro woman Hannah$80.00

1810 Census- One enslaved person was enumerated on the Nathaniel Haggard Plantation in the 1810 census. No name, gender, or age was recorded.[5]

Head of HouseholdSlaves
Haggard Nathaniel1

1830 Census- One enslaved person was enumerated on the Nathaniel Haggard Plantation in the 1830 census. No name was recorded, only gender and age range.[6]

AgeSexBeyond Kin EP name
Under 10FFemale #1 c1821-1830

1840 Census- Five enslaved persons were enumerated on the Nathaniel Haggard Plantation in in the 1840 census. No names were recorded, only genders and age ranges.[7]

AgeSexBeyond Kin EP name
Under 10MMale #1 c1831-1840
Under 10FFemale #1 c1831-1840
Under 10FFemale #2 c1831-1840
10 and under 24FFemale #1 c1817-1830
10 and under 24FFemale #2 c1817-1830

Two enslaved women belonging to Nathaniel Haggard Jr. are referenced in the Providence Baptist Church records[8]

  • Matilda on August 7th 1842: “Received (by baptism)...Nathaniel, Haggards, Matilda, a servant” The membership list for volume 2 includes a notation the she was dismissed by letter in 1862.
  • Mariah on August 9th 1842: “Received (by baptism)...Nathaniel Haggards Mariah a Servant” The membership list for volume 3 includes notations that she is a person of color and that she was dropped from the membership list.

1850 Census- Twelve enslaved persons were enumerated on the Nathaniel Haggard Plantation in the 1850 census. No names were recorded, only genders and ages.[9]

AgeSexColourBeyond Kin EP name
29FB44a38 black female c1821
23FB44a39 black female c1827
11FB44a40 black female c1839
9MM44a41 mulatto male c1841
8FB44a42 black female c1842
7FB44b1 black female c1843
6FB44b2 black female c1844
6FB44b3 black female c1844
5FB44b4 black female c1845
2MB44b5 black male c1848
1MB44b6 black male c1849
10/12FB44b7 black female c1849

Will of Nathaniel Haggard Jr.- Four enslaved persons were referenced in his will which was written on 29 Jan 1852, codicile added 8 Jan 1853, and proven in 26 Jul 1858:

  • Aun: "I have given to my daughter Polly Halliway, by way of advancement, a negro girl named Aun, of the value of four hundred dollars."
  • Polly: "To my daughter Nancy Henson, wife of James Henson, I have given a negro girl named Polly, of the value of three hundred dollars."
  • Sarah: "I have heretofore given to my daughter Eliza Doyle, wife of Dennis Doyle, by way of advancement to her, a negro girl named Sarah, of the value of two hundred and ninety dollars."
  • Eliza: "I have given to my son John Haggard since said will was executed by way of advancement a negro girl named Eliza of the value of two hundred and ninety dollars."

Additional Resources

Click here to see more photos of the Nathaniel Haggard House. Taken by William A. Fitzgerald in 1949.

Click here to see the National Register of Historic Places entry for the Nathaniel Haggard House. Added August 1st 1979, assigned database #79003584.

Click here to see the location of house on map

Sources

  1. Haggard, David D. History of the Haggard family in England and America 1433 to 1899. Bloomington, Illinois, 1899. 2008. https://archive.org/details/historyofhaggard00hagg.
  2. Home of Nathaniel Haggard (1723-1805), a Revolutionary Soldier, near Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky," Kentucky Ancestors Vol. 6, No. 3 (January 1971): front cover photo and description on inside front cover.
  3. Coulter, Ellis Merton., Connelley, William Elsey. History of Kentucky. United States: American Historical Society, 1922.
  4. "Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GP33-9T1H?cc=1875188&wc=37R2-K6N%3A173387701%2C173931001 : 20 May 2014), Clark > Will records, Index, 1804-1809, Vol. 2 > image 89 of 226; county courthouses, Kentucky.
  5. "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2S-5S6 : accessed 28 June 2020), Nathaniel Haggard, Clark, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 131, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 9; FHL microfilm 181,354.
  6. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPL-TQN : 12 August 2017), Nathaniel Haggard, Clark, Kentucky, United States; citing 58, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 35; FHL microfilm 7,814.
  7. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHYP-PDG : 4 October 2020), Nathl Haggard, Clark, Arkansas, United States; citing p. 272, NARA microfilm publication , (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll ; FHL microfilm .
  8. Comstock, Lyndon. Before Abolition: African-Americans in Early Clark County, Kentucky. United States: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. pg 107.
  9. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HR7J-L4MM : 28 June 2020), Haggard Sen in entry for MM9.1.1/MVZM-GX5:, 1850.




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