Ruyle, Moses - Macoupin County Illinois
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Descendants of Moses RUYLE

First Family of Macoupin Co IL

1. Moses Ruyle, born 1766 in or 1778/79 in Hampshire County, Va.; died April 10, 1864 in Scottsville, Macoupin County, Il.. He was the son of 2. Henry 1st Ruyle and 3. Catherine Unknown. He married (1) Mary Goldston. She was the daughter of Charles Goldston and Nancy Garner. He married (2) Elizabeth Kisor/Kyser/Kaiser May 19, 1809 in Sumner County, Tenn.. She was the daughter of Andrew Kaiser and Caroline (Charity) Ann McCullom.

Donnie Ruyle states, "You have a mistake on the parents of my Great Grandmother Elizabeth Kiser Ruyle. Her parents ARE NOT Andrew Kaiser and Caroline Charity Ann McCollom, FACT.  Her father is Phillip Kizer, Sr., mother unknown."

Notes for Moses Ruyle:

Last Will & Testament

I Moses Ruyle of the county of Macoupin and state of Illinois do make and Publish this my last will and testament in manner and form that is to Say - First it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my Just debts be paid in full. Second I give devise and bequeth to my beloved Wife Elizabeth in Lieu of her dower the Plantation or homestead on which we now reside during her natural life containing eighty acres more or lefs being the East half of the South West quarter of Section twenty eight in township twelve North of Range nine West of the third principal and all the live stock Horses Cattle Sheep and Hogs by me now owned and kept thereon except two Horses two Cows and two beds to be herein after named also all my moneys notes and accounts and all the House hold and Kitcen furniture and other Items not particular named and disposed of in this Will during her natural life as aforsaid She however first disposing of Sufficiency there of to pay my funeral expences and my Just debts as aforesaid and at the death of my Said Wife all the property hereby devised or bequeathed to her as aforesaid or so much there of as May then remain unexpended to My Six daughters, Catherine, Emily, Elvira, Polly, Sally & Parlee Ann and to their heirs and assigns forever and I further give to my two single daughters Sally and Parlee Ann the following live stock and bedding viz to Sally my mare and known by the name Sorrel and one Cow named Spott and one bed and bedding which She now Claims, and to Parlee Ann one mare Name Beard one cow named Hart and the Bed and Bedding which she now Claims and it is further my will that my beloved wife will dispose of the effects devised to her on a sufficiency there of to buy and give unto my daughters Polly and Elvira each a new Ladies Saddle & Bridle worth ten dollars each or as much as the Saddles were worth which I gave to my other daughters and I further give and divise to my five Sons the following lands herein after described forever vis to my Son Austin Ruyle the East half of the North West quarter of Section twenty nine all in Township twelve North Ridge Nine West and to my son Andrew Ruyle the South East quarter of the North West quarter and the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section Thirty three which lands was entered in the name of Andrew Ruyle and the undivided half of the East half of the North West quarter of Section Twenty nine all in Township twelve North Range nine West of the third Principal Meridian Lying and being in the County of Macoupin and State of Illinois containing in the aggregate to each one hundred and twenty acres and to my son Washington I give the lots Nos. 8 & 9 being the South East quarter of the North East quarter and the North East quarter of the South East quarter of Section No. sixteen which lands were Bought of the School Commifsoner of Greene County in the name of of the said Washington Ruyle and all my part left unsold of the west half of the south West quarter of Section fifteen all in township twelve North range ten West Containing in all one hunred and twenty acres lying and being in the County of Greene and State of Illinois and to my Son Henry Ruyle I give the West half of the South West quarter of Section Twenty Eight and the West half of the North half of the North West quarter of Section thirty three all in township twelve North Range nine west of the third principal Meredian and lastly to my Son Littleton I give all the residue of my land being the East half of the North West quarter of Section thirty three and the east half of he South West quarter of Section twenty Eight the last named tract being subject however to the use of my wife during her natural life after which the title to vest absolute in my Son as aforesaid unto him his heirs and assigns forever all being in township twelve North Range nine West of the third principal Meredian lying and being in the County of Macoupin and State of Illinois the aggregate to each of my Sons being one hundred and twenty acres and lastly I constitute and appoint my Son Washinton Ruyle to be the executor for this my last Will and testament hereby ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament Whereof I have here unto Set my hand and seal this 29th day of May AD 1849.

his mark

Moses X Ruyle

(Signed published and declared by the above named Moses Ruyle as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request here signed as witnefses to the same.)

Sargent Gobble

Stephen Hettick

****The previous document was copied as best as possible considering the condition of the documents founds. There may be some errors. (Ed Ruyle Jr.)

The following documents were found in the Sumner County Court records.

Know all men by these presents that we Moses Rule and Betsy Rule his wife, James Darr & Sally his wife, Philip Kizer and Daniel Kyzer heirs or Legatees of Philip Kyser deceased for & in consideration of nine hundred and sixty two dollars to us in hand paid the receipt of which we hereby acknowledg have granted bargained & sold unto George W. Frazor a piece or tract of land situate in Sumner County and State of Tennessee waters of Drakes Creek. Begining a white oak on the North bank of the branch in the old line of Frazors preemtion, thence south with said line eighty six poles to a beech in Minters line, thence North with his line sixty two poles to his Corner, then West eighty two poles to a stake, thence East with said line one hundred and twnety eight poles to a branch, thence down said branch south eastwardly to Shelbys old line, thence south with said line fifty eight poles to old line of Frazors of preemption then west four poles to his old corner, thence south with his line thirty six poles to the Begining. Containing by estimation one hundred and twenty seven acres and one third unto the said George W. Frazors his heirs or assigns forever all our right title interest claim or demand of in to or out of the above described land or bargained premises of us our heirs as heirs or legatees of the late Philip Kizer deceased. In witness whereof we hereunto set our hands and seals this sixteenth day of September 1929.

Moses Rule

Betsy Rule (her mark)

Witness
Wm. Montgomery
James Darr

John McMurtry
Sally Darr
Philip Kizer

John Kizer
Philip Kizer (his mark)
John Kizer (his mark)

Daniel Kyzer

We do certify that we examined Betsy Rule and Sally Darr for the signers to the within deed and they severly acknowledged that they signed them for the purposes therein names of their own free will without any force or Compulsion from their respective husbands or any other persons.

Wm. Montgomery J.P. S.C.
John McMurtry J.P. S.C.
Sumner County Court November Term 1829

(The above is in Deed Book 16, page 615..)

This deed of bargain and sale from Moses Rule Betsy Rule James Darr Sally Darr Philip Kisor John Kisor and Daniel Kisor to George W. Frazor for one hundred and one third acres of land was duly proved in open Court by the oath of John McMurty & Philip Kisor two of the subscribing witnesses hereto and ordered to be registered A Copy Test.

A.C. Douglas Clerk of said Court
Registered and examined February 3rd 1830
James Douglas Register by Y. N. Douglas D.R.

(The above was from Sumner County, Tenn., Deed Book 12, pag. 245-247.)

More information:

Moses and his family moved to Illinois in the late 1829 and spent their first winter in Morgan County, near Jacksonville, Ill. They were dissatisfied with this location and moved to Macoupin County in 1830. There they settled two miles south of Scottville, in Scottsville township. This was a much better location for a pioneer family. At that time there were few settlers and it was easy to choose a location. The strips of timber and strips of prairie helped to furnish the necessities of life. Moses Ruyle located on the south edge of a heavy timber of this oak- hickory climax. The timber furnished logs for a house, rails for fences, and wood for fires to help heat the home during the winter. The prairie land could be used for growing crops, but did present a problem because of the luxuriant prairie grasses. Moses and his family braved adversity and overcame obstacles. According to his will dated 5/29/1849 (Greene Co. Court House) his widow was to receive 80 acres of land and each of his 5 sons were to get 120 acres. Of this 680 acres, 120 acres were in Greene County.Moses' grave is in the cemetery on the land he owned. It is located in what was the edge of the timber at that time. It is known as the Ruyle Cemetery.

More About Moses Ruyle:

Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer
Fact 2: Buried: Scottsville, Macoupin County, Il.
Fact 3: See Notes & C:\WP51\MEMOS\MRUYLE

Fact 4: January 25, 1830, 80 acres in Macoupin. Sect#28, Part E2SW, Township 12N, Range 09W, Meridian 3
Fact 5: Archive Vol. No. 343 Vol. Page N. 033

Fact 6: October 28, 1833, Purchased 80 acres of land for $1.25 per acre in a Federal sale.
Fact 7: Land was located in Macoupin County, Ill.

Fact 8: Sect. 33, Part N2NW, Township 12N, Range 09WW, Meridian 3
Fact 9: Archive Vol. #343, Vol. Page # 124

Fact 11: May 31, 1830, 80 acres in Macoupin. Sect# 29, Part E2NW, Township 12N, Range 09W, Meridian
Fact 12: Archive Vol # 343, Vol. Page # 038 ($1.25 per acre)

Fact 13: March 23, 1830, 40 acres in Greene. Sect# 15, Part W2SW, Township 12N, Range 10W, Meridian 3.

More About Mary Goldston:
Fact 1: Buried: Macoupin County, Il.
Fact 2: Sister to Elizabeth Goldston, who was married to Moses' brother, Solomon Ruyle.

More About Elizabeth Kisor/Kyser/Kaiser:
Fact 1: Buried: Scottsville, Ill.

Children of Moses Ruyle and Mary Goldston are:

i. Moses (Jr. ?) Ruyle.
More About Moses (Jr. ?) Ruyle:
Fact 1: There is question as to whether or not Moses had a son named Moses.

ii. Cathrine 'Katie' Ruyle, born May 28, 1805 in Sumner County, Tenn.; died July 06, 1850 in Polk County, Mo.; married (1) Charles M. Goldston January 07, 1826 in Sumner County, Tenn.; married (2) Gibson Allen Williams November 05, 1854.
Notes for Cathrine 'Katie' Ruyle:
Note: Sources: Polk Co., Mo. tax assessment books published by Maxine Dunaway of Springfield, Mo., 2 volumes 1841/1865 (some years are missing).

Katy Goldston is shown as a widow of the 1844 tax assessment book with personal property valued at $223 (no land).
The 1848 assessment, lists Catharine Goldston, a widow with personal property valued at $112 (no land).

Polk Co. deed record dated Oct 5th, 1848, Catharine Goldston paid $400 for 200 acres of land from Howard Covey and his wife Elizabeth.

The 1854 assessment book shows Catharine Gholson with personal property valued at $118 and 200 acres of land valued at $518.
The 1861 tax book, George J. Smith/Catharine Gholson's heirs (same land).

Deed records show that Catharine's son William Aaron bought this property from the other siblings. Some of Catharines children were not named.
Catharine may have married again in Polk Co., Nov 5th, 1854 to Allen Williams who was the father in law of her sons Aaron and Moses.

The compiler of this information; Willis Goldston, has not found Catharine's death date or the probate records of her estate. She may have died in Texas prior to 1860.

The Grayson Co., Tx. census for 1860 shows Allen Williams and 5 of his children (no wife). This census also shows William Aaron and his family and also Moses and his family living nearby.
The geneology of Major Andre Goldston (b. 1845 d. 1924) (grandson of John & Elizabeth (Maxey) Goldston, submitted at the 2nd Goldston reunion at Goldston, Chatham Co., N.C. Sept 1951 was compiled and distributed by Herbert J. Goldston (b.1897 d. 1980) who lived his life near Goldston, N.C.
The history states that Catharine was a daughter of Moses Ruyle and Mary Goldston (no date on their marriage)

More About Cathrine 'Katie' Ruyle:
Fact 1: See Notes:

More About Charles M. Goldston:
Fact 1: 1842, Sold 93 acres on Barton Creek in Wilson Co.

Notes for Gibson Allen Williams:

Sources:
(1) "Golsan Golson Gholston Goldston families in America" by James M. Black (1959):

(2) H.C. Ruyle , Rowlett, Texas (1987)
(3) History of Greene County Mo, published 1883; "Other Early Settlers in Walnut Grove are named, Allen Williams, who came from Tn in 1831":

(4) 1850 census, Greene Co. Mo. , Allen Williams age 52 b. Ky; Wife Anna age 47, b. Tn; 9 children all b. Mo.
(5) Allen Williams is shown on the 1860 Grayson Co. , Tx. census as Simpson Williams, age 62 b. Tn; (no wife) with 5 children; Jasper A. 26; Elizabeth C. 24; Martha A. 18; John A. 17; Benj F. 16:Note: Martha A. may not be Alle's daughter. She is not shown in his household on the 1850 census. The census does show a Martha Williams, age 8 living in the home of Allen's neighbor: (can't make out his name):

(6) The 1870 Grayson Co. census; A. Williams age 71, b. Tn; daughter Mary J. Goldston is in household also sons, John & F.F. A female child, "Theonoliu" age 19 is also listed. Her surname not known.
(7) 1880 census Grayson Co. Gibson A. Williams, age 81, widower; also son Benjam F.; age 34 single, born in Mo. Note: Allen Williams probably moved to Grayson County by 1859. His daughter, Mary Jane's marriage record, 18 Sept 1859 in Polk County Mo shows "Mary Jane Williams of Grayson County. Texas".

More About Gibson Allen Williams:
Fact 1: November 05, 1854, 2nd wife Kathrine Goldston
Fact 2: September 08, 1831, 1st wife Anna Ruyle

Fact 3: Occupation: Farmer

Children of Moses Ruyle and Elizabeth Kisor/Kyser/Kaiser are:

i. Austin Ruyle, born February 21, 1810 in Sumner County, Tn.; died July 06, 1879 in Macoupin Co., Ill.; married Nancy Jane McCollom January 28, 1842 in Macoupin Co., Ill..
More About Austin Ruyle:

Fact 1: Died from spotted fever. Bur: Ruyle Cemetery.

ii. Emily Ruyle, born May 21, 1811 in Sumner County, Tn.; died 1910 in Macoupin Co., Ill. buried @ Land Cem.; married Fountain Land September 15, 1832 in Macoupin Co., Ill. (or 12-19-1832).

More About Emily Ruyle:
Fact 1: 1st name may be Emile or Emila
Fact 2: All children except Willis were step-children to Emily.

Fact 3: Mary is probably Emily & Fountain's child base on their marriage date.

More About Fountain Land:
Fact 1: Buried at the Land Cemetery.
Fact 2: All children except Willis were step-children to Fountain's wife Emily.

Fact 3: 1st wife: Unknown name
Fact 4: 2nd wife: Emily Ruyle

iii. Elvira 'Ella' Ruyle, born December 17, 1812 in Sumner County, Tn.; died May 23, 1909 in Scottsville, Macoupin County, Il. (bur: W. Scottville or Ruyle Cem.); married Solomon Redfern December 15, 1831 in Macoupin Co., Ill..
Notes for Elvira 'Ella' Ruyle:
Information from Elvira `Ella' Ruyle's death certificate.

Sex and color: female and white; Age: 96y5m7d; occupation: housekeeping.
Date of death: 5/23/1909 Widowed: Where Born: Tennessee. How long a resident of this state: 60 years; Place of death: Scottville, Ill.

Cause of death: Arterio-Sclerosis; Duration of Disease: 2 or more years.Place of Burial: West Cemetery. Date of Burial: 5/24/1909 Name of Undertaker: J.B. Hettick, Place of business: Scottville, Ill. Name and residence of physician returning certificate: J.W. Berryman M.D. I hereby certify that the above information was taken from the death record of the person named, which was filed in my office in accordance with Ill. statutes.

Signed Raymond J. Vernetti, on 10/5/1978, Macoupin County Clerk, Carlinville, Ill.

More About Elvira 'Ella' Ruyle:
Fact 1: Ella took in some children of Henry III to raise after Henry & his wife died.
Fact 2: See Notes: See Also: ella-ruy.txt


More About Solomon Redfern:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer

Fact 2: Some info provided by Jan Evans, 1360 16th Court S.W., Vero Beach, FL. 32962

iv. Andrew Ruyle, born February 01, 1814 in Sumner County, Tn.; died July 19, 1897 in at daughter Elizabeth's home, Athensville, Ill. (bur: Ruyle Cem.); married Caroline Ann McCollom April 06, 1843 in Macoupin Co. Ill..

Donnie Ruyle states, "Another mistake: Moses Ruyle's Son Andrew Ruyle Born 1814, (my Great Grandfather) married Charity Ann McCollom,another FACT.  Not Caroline Ann McCollom.  There is no record anywhere stating that he married a Caroline Ann McCollom. Bible records, marriage records, grave headstone, DAR and SAR records state my Great Grandmother's name is Charity Ann McCollom Ruyle. I don't know who started this false information.  I have corrected it each time I have found it."

Notes for Andrew Ruyle:

Last Will & Testament
In the name of God Amen, I Andrew Ruyle of the township of Athensville in the County of Greene, and the State of Illinois. Of the age seventy four years, and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following that is to say.


First - I desire that all my just debts be paid.
Second - I desire and give and bequeth to my daughter, Elizabeth Fisher the sum of eighty five dollars, $85.00.

Third - I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes Ruyle the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars, $120.00.
Fourth - I give and bequeth to my daughter Mary Walker the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars, $120.00.

And lastly I give and bequeth all the rest and remainder of my property personal and real to my six children to be divided equally amongst them, share and share alike that is to say Elizabeth Fisher to have on sixth (1/6), James Ruyle to have one sixth (1/6), Moses Ruyle to have one sixth (1/6), Andrew J. Ruyle to have one sixth (1/6), John G. Ruyle to have one sixth (1/6), and Mary Walker to have one sixth (1/6).

And I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 14th day of May AD 1889.

Andrew Ruyle (seal)

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the (?) thereof signed sealed and published and declared by the said Andrew Ruyle as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Edward Reno Felter, Greene County, Illinois
William G. Dikes
Felter, Greene County, Illinois

Filed August 9, 1897

Admitted to probate September 6, 1897 by Judge John C. Bowman.

(The above will is recorded in Will Record "E", page 5. signed by W.A. Hubbard, County Clerk.)

More About Andrew Ruyle:
Fact 1: Died at the home of his daughter Elizabeth (Ruyle) Fisher.
Fact 2: Died at home, 5 miles N.W. of Athenville, Ill. and 9 miles east of Roodhouse.

Fact 3: Legal Discription: NE 1/2 of Section 17. Township 12N, Range 10 west of 3rd
Fact 4: Principal Meridian. (On the Moses Ruyle farm south of Scottville.)

Fact 5: See Notes;

More About Caroline Ann McCollom:
Fact 1: Andrew and Charity lived 5 miles NW of Athenville, Ill. and 9 miles east of
Fact 2: Roodhouse. The legal description is NE 1/4 of Sec. 17, Township 12N, Range
10,
Fact 3: West of 3rd Principal Meridian.

v. Polly Ruyle, born December 14, 1815 in Sumner County, Tn; died September 20, 1896 in Macoupin County, Il. (bur: Land Cem.); married John Record Arnold January 03, 1843.

More About John Record Arnold:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer

vi. Sarah Ruyle, born September 23, 1817 in Sumner County, Tn.; died Abt. 1858 in Macoupin Co., Ill. buried @ Ruyle Cem.; married Joseph Conoway.

More About Sarah Ruyle:
Fact 1: Buried at the Ruyle Cemetery

More About Joseph Conoway:
Fact 1: Occupation: Laborer

vii. Washington A. Ruyle, born June 11, 1818 in Sumner County, Tn.; died June 06, 1907 in Greene County, Il. (Bur: Richwood Cem. Athensville, ILL); married Sarah Ann T. Butler January 13, 1850 in Macoupin Co. Ill..

More About Washington A. Ruyle:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer
Fact 2: Buried at the Ruyle Cemetery

Fact 3: June 16, 1848, Bought 40 acres ($1.25 ea) in Greene County in a School sale.
Fact 4: Section 16, Part LOT8SENE, Township 12N, Range 10W, Meridian 3

Fact 5: archive Vol. No. 819, Vol. Page N. 114
Fact 6: June 16, 1848, Bought 80 acres ($1.25 ea) in Greene County in a School sale.

Fact 7: Section 16, Part LOT9NESE, Township 12N, Range 10W, Meridian 3
Fact 8: Archive Vol # 819, Vol. Page # 114

viii. Paralee Ann Ruyle, born January 10, 1820 in Sumner County, Tn.; died September 16, 1893 in Greene Co., Ill.; married Washington F. 'Wash' Hicks August 31, 1854 in Greene Co., Ill..

More About Washington F. 'Wash' Hicks:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer

ix. W. Henry Ruyle, born September 05, 1822 in Sumner County, Tn. (or 1823); died January 30, 1913 in Macoupin Co., Ill. buried @ Land Cem.; married (2) Mary Emily Hettick March 13, 1851 in Litchfield, Montgomery Co., ILL.

Notes for W. Henry Ruyle:
Henry Ruyle came with his parents to Illinois and took up his residence with them in Macoupin Co. Ill. in 1830. Here he grew to manhood, farmed, and inherited 120 acres of land owned by his father, Moses Ruyle. Later he became the owner of 600 acres of land.

More About W. Henry Ruyle:
Fact 1: Buried at the Land Cemetery
Fact 2: See Notes:

More About Mary Emily Hettick:
Fact 1: Buried at the Land Cemetery

x. Littleton Ruyle, born April 30, 1824 in Sumner County, Tn.; died November 23, 1871 in Macoupin Co. , Ill. (buried at Macoupin Co., Ruyle Cemetery); married Nancy Ann Pheonix November 26, 1848 in Macoupin, Ill (or on the 23rd).

More About Littleton Ruyle:
Fact 1: Buried at the Ruyle Cemetery

More About Nancy Ann Pheonix:
Fact 1: Buried at the Ruyle Cemetery

Generation No. 2

2. Henry 1st Ruyle, born 1715 in Alsace-Lorraine; died July 1790 in Sumner County, Tn.. He married 3. Catherine Unknown Aft. 1737.

3. Catherine Unknown, born 1735 in Va. ?; died 1810 in or late 1789 or early 1790. Sumner County, Tn..

Notes for Henry 1st Ruyle:
There are several land records for Henry (Henery) Ruyle I.
1. Henry owned 102 acres of land on the side of Hill Creek in Virginia some- where between 1732 and 1782.

2. Henry had 176 acres on N. Hill Creek, a branch of the south branch of the Potamoc River. Henry bought it from William Green for 10 pounds, on May 24, 1763. Recorded on Nov 26, 1763 in the area of Staunton, Va. Henry sold it in 1786 in Augusta County, Va.
3. Henry moved from Penn to Va with Samuel Pringle. He settled on Fink's Run off the Buchannon river in 1769. In the History of Indian Wars of West ern Virginia, by DeHass. (Pob. 1851, Pg. 78, Chptr I., entitled `Some of the First Settlers' we located Henry Ruyle improving land just above the mouth of Fink's Run along with other pioneer adventurers. These comprised all the improvements which were made on the upper branches of the Monon- gohela in the years 1769-70.

4. Papers show that Henry bought land from David Reel, Mill Creek, Va. 1779. Thew 1st settlers arrived in Sumner County and Bledsoe Lick, Nashville, Tenn. area.
5. 1781 a certificate was issued o Henry Fink, assignee to Henry Rule, for 400 acres on Buchannon River, Hampshire, Va.

6. Oct. 5, 1782, Henry bought 110 acres on North Hill Creek from David Reel and wife Peggy, Hampshire County, Va.
7. 1783 Henry received a land grant for 640 acres in Davidson County, N.C. Grant # is 377

8. August 25, 1789 tax records show Henry & Catherine had 640 acres of land.

Henry most likely served in the Revoluntionary War; but his records may be confused with those of his son (Henry Ruyle II). Sumner County records show Henry Ruyle I served as a junor in the July session of court in 1788. Anthony Bledsoe was secretary of the court. Anthony was later killed in an Indian attack. On Feb 16, 1790, Henry Ruyle I's will was made. It was the 8th will listed in Sumner County, Tn. The 1st will was made in 1788.

Henry Ruyle I died in Sumner County, Tn. in 1790. Sumner was still a part of N. Carolina (now Tenn). In the April, 1799 term of court, John L. Ruyle was appointed guardian of Peter Ruyle, orphan age 14. This indicates that Catherine, the mother of John I., and Peter died in 1799.

Revolutionary War Notes:

Was this the same person or was it father and son?

Henry Rule. Pvt of the 8th Regiment of Continental Line received pay for 154 days of service and was discharged at Romney, Hampshire County, Va. Capt James Parson (or Carson) Company, Vriginia Troop, Oct. 17, 1775.

Henry Ruyle/Rule of *th Regiment; a Pvt. under the command of Capt. Higgins Company of Va. enlisted July 10, 1777; was also taken prisoner on Oct 24, 1777.

Family tradition states that Henry Ruyle I, was married twice. As yet there is no record of the first wife. But there may be a clue in the census of 1784 Hampshire County, Va., Henry Sr. is listed with a family of 6. No females are listed. At the same time is listed Henry Ruyle Jr. with a family of six males and one female. Maybe, this is an approximate year tha the first wife died. Somewhere along the way, her name was given Wilhelmina Skylr from Holland.

Final Will:

In the name of God Amen: I Henry Ruyle of Sumner County, in the State of North Carolina, being Weak and Sick in body, but of sound and perfict Mind and Memory, blessed be the Almighty God for the same; and Calling to Mind the uncertainty of life and knowing that it is appeinten for al men once to die and being desirous of settling my Worldly affairs and prevent disputes after my decease - Do Make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following. First I leave and bequeath unto My beloved wife Catharine Ruyle the plantation and the land belonging to it hereafter mentioned, with the utensils belonging to it, also the household furniture of every kink during her natural life, mare, one Cow nd Calf and on be and furni- ture of her own choice to her and herheirs forever- Second: I leave and bequeath to my eldest son Henry Ruyle the sume of five shillings, he being provided for before. I leave and bequeath unto my son Andrew Ruyle the sum of five shillings, he being provided for before. I leave and bequeath unto my sons John Ruyle, Solomon Ruyle, Moses Ruyle, Aaron Ruyle, and Peter Ruyle the plantation and land whereon I now live, with its appurtenances to be equally dividing it in such manner as my son Peter Ruyle, being the youngest may have the cleared the land that now is, to my said sons, their heirs and assigns forever. I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Cravens the Sum of five shillings, She being provided for before. I leave and bequeath unto My Daugher Magdalon Jones the Sum of five Shillings, she being provided for before. I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret Ruyle the Sum of five Shillings, She being provided for before. I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Ruyle the Sum of five Shillings, She being provided for before. I leave and bequeath unto My Daughter Celia Ruylethe sume of five Shillings, She being provided for before. My wish and desire is that the household furniture of every kind except my wife's bed and furniture, to be after My wife's decease or marriage, to be equally devided amony My Daughters, also my tools of every Kind to be devided among my five Sons now living at home. Also it is my will and desire that the remainder of Stock of Cattle and Sheep undisposed shall go to the use of raising and Schooling my sons Solomon, Moses, Aaron and Peter they being the youngest, except in the case my som John Ruyle should make a crop or two on the plantation in order to support the family he is to have part of said Stock as a recompense for his labor and care. I lastly constitute, nominate and appoint my wife Catharine Ruyle nd my son John Ruyle to be Executrix and Executor to this my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 16th day of Feburary, Anno Domini 1790.

Signed, Sealed, published and delaired by the said Henry Ruyle to be and contained his last will and testament.
Wit. N. Phillips, Jno. Cravens, Edward Jones
Proved: 1790 July

On motion, ordered by the John Ruyle, be appointed Guardian for Peter Ruyle (orphan of Henry Ruyle deceased) which Guardian is the choice of the said orphan he being fourteen years old and upwards, who enters into bond inthe penal sum of one thousand dollars with George Smith an thomas Masten securities. April Term Court 1799.

More About Henry 1st Ruyle:

Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer
Fact 2: See Notes & C:\WP51\MEMOS\HNYRUYLE
Fact 3: May 24, 1763, Bought property on Mill Creek, a branch south of S. Branch of Potomac from

Fact 4: William Green. (Page 443)
Fact 5: At one time lived near Gallantin, Tenn.

More About Unknown Unknown:
Fact 1: 1st wife of Henry

More About Wilhelmina Slyker/Skylr:
Fact 1: 2nd wife of Henry 1st Ruyle

More About Catherine Unknown:
Fact 1: 3rd wife of Henry

Children of Henry Ruyle and Catherine Unknown are:

i. Henry II Ruyle, born 1754 in Hampshire County, VA. (or 1740 in Prussia ?); died 1840 in Madison County, Il.; married Margaret/Peggy Lucinda/Lucy Leroy 1776 in Hampshire County, Va..

Notes for Henry II Ruyle:
The last 3 children (Francis, Aaron, and Tiney) may not be children of Henry. (Has not be verified/proven yet.
Henry is mentioned in his father's will which was written Feb. 1790.

North Carolina land grants in Tennessee 1778-1791 by Burgner, Southern Historical Press, lists land grants issued by the State of North Carolina in the new State of Tennessee, Washington; eastern, western and middle districts. It lists a Henry Ruyle on page 134 #377, obtaining 640 acres on the east side of Gasper Creek, 1782 in Davidson County.

Note: Info above from:
Lelah Lough Achey, 1815 W. Honeysuckle, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-8775 (Mar. 1993)

Note: DAR Patriot Index lists Henry Rule born 1754 in VA; died 1789. Married Peggy Leroy. He was a private from Virginia in the Revoluntionary War.

IF he did die in 1789 the above 3 children could not be his.

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Henry Rule

Born 1740?

This Indenture made the 4th Day of March in the year of our Lord On One Thousand seven Hundred & Eighty six between Henry Rule senr of the State of North Carolina of the one part and Henry Rule Junr. of the County of Hardy & State of Virginia of the other Part Witnefseth that the said Henry Rule senr. for & in consideration of the sum of five Pound current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Henry Rule Junr. at or before sealing & delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said Henry Rule Senr. hath granted bargained sold aleened & confirmed & by these Presents doth grant barsell aleen & confirm unto the Said Henry Rule Junr. & his Heirs a certain tract or Parcel of Land lying on the North side of the North Mill Creek in the said County & bounded as follows.

Beginning at a Hickory & White Oak Corner to Henry Buzzards land & thence North seventy Degrees west Eighteen Poles to a White Oak at the foot of a Ridge then North twenty two Degrees East Eighty six poles to a white Oak then North forty two Degrees East sixty six poles to White Oak then south Eighty five Degrees East twenty four poles to White Oak then South fifteen Degrees East - on Hundred & Seventy Six Poles to a Red Oak then south sixty seven Degrees west Sixty poles to two White Oaks then North thirty fie Degrees west thirty two Poles to a Pine on a Ridge then North five Degrees west forty poles to a White Oak thence North eighteen depress East thirty two poles to two red Oaks thence west sixty Poles with the said Buzzard's line to the Beginning containing one hundred & ten acres which was granted to David Reel by Patent bearing the date the 5th Day of July A.D. 1774 & was conveyed by he said David Reel & Margaret his wife to the said Henry Rule by Deed of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 5th Day of October A.D. 1782 & duly recorded in he Court of the County of Hampshire as may appear together with all Houses Buildings Orchards ways Privileges & appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appurtaining to him the said Henry Rule Junr as well in equity as in Law to have & to hold the said tract of land hereby conveyed with the appurtenances and all and singular the Premises hereby intended to by Bargained and sold to the said Henry Rule Junr his Heirs and Afsigs to the only proper use & behoof of him the said Henry Rule Junr & of his Heir & Afsigns forever And the said Henry Rule Senr for himself his Heirs Executors & Administrators doth Covenant promise & grant to & with the said Henry Rule Junr his Heirs & Afsigns that he the said Henry Rule junr his Heirs & Afsigns shall and may from time to time & at all times forever hereafter peaceably & quietly have hold occupy pofsess & enjoy the said Premises with the appurtenances without the Lit trouble hindrance Molestation or interruption of the said Henry Rule Senr. his Heirs Executors & Administrators or any other Person or Persons whatsoever & Lastly that he the said Henry Rule Senr. & his Heirs all & singular the said Premises with the appurtenances to him the said Henry Rule Junr his Heirs & Afsigns Against the said Henry Rule Senr. & his Heirs & every other Person & Persons Whatsoever shall warrant and forever defend by these Presents In Witnefs where of the said Henry Rule senr hath hereunto set his hand & seal the Day & year first above Written.

Henry Rule Senr
Sealed & Delivered in Presence of At a Court for Hardy County, March 17th, 1786

Andrew Woodrow This Indenture of Bargain & Sale for Land from Michael Harnefs
Henry Rule Senr to Henry Rule Junr was proved by Wm. Geo. Wilson the oath of Andrew
Woodrow Geo. Wilson and John Neville Neville three of the Witnefs thereto & Ordered to be recorded.

Teste
Edw Williams, CGCC

The following is from Hardy County, Virginia land records...Book c, page 94.

July 20, 1805

This indenture made this twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and five Between Henry Rule and Lucy his wife of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia of the one part and Philip Lowderman of the same place of the other part Witnesseth that for and in the consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars current money of the United States to the said Henry Rule in hand paid by the said Philip Lowderman at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth release acquit and discharge the said Philip Lowderman his Executors and administrators by these presents they the said Henry Rule and Lucy his wife have granted bargained sold nd by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Philip Lowderman and his heirs a certain tact or parcel of land lying and being in he said County of Hardy on the north side of North Mill Creek and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a hickory and white oak corner to Aults land thence N. 70o, W. 18 poles to a white oak at the foot of a ridge then N. 22o and 88 poles to a white oak thence N. 42o E. 66 poles to a white oak thence S. 85o E. 24 poles to a white oak thence S. 15o E. 40 poles to two white oaks by a draught then S. 14o, E. 176 poles to a red oak thence S. 67o W. 60 poles to two white oaks thence N. 35o W. 32 poles to a pine on a (ridge?) thence N. 5o, W. 40 poles to a white oak thence N. 18o, E. 32 poles to two red oaks thence West 60 poles with the said Aults line to the beginning containing one hundred and ten acres being the same land which was granted to the said Henry Rule by deed from Henry Rule Senr. bearing date the 4th day of March 1786 and duly recorded among the records of Hardy County Court and all houses, buildings, orchards, ways, waters, watercourses, profits, commonities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents, issues and profits thereof and all the estate rights, title, interest, use, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of them, the Henry Rule and Lucy his wife of and to the said premises and all deeds witnesses and writings, rouching or in anywise concerning the same. To have and to hold the lands hereby conveyed and all and singular the premises hereby granted and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Philip Lowderman his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behalf of him the said Philip Lowderman his heirs and assigns forever and the said Henry Rule and Lucy his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators doth covenent promise and grant to and with the said Philip Lowderman his heirs and assigns by these presents that the Henry Rule and Lucy his wife now at the time of sealing and delivering of these presents are seized of a good sure perfect and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in the premises hereby granted and that they have good power and lawful and absolute authority to grant and convey the same to the said Philip Lowderman in manner and form aforesaid and that the said premises now are and forever hereafter shall remain and be fee and clear of and from all former and other gifts grants bargains sales dower right and title of Dower judgements executions titles troubles charges and encumbrances whatsoever made done committed and suffered by the said Henry Rule and Lucy his wife or any person or persons whatsoever (the land tax imposed by law only excepted and foreprised) and lastly that the said Henry Rule and Lucy his wife and their heirs all and singular the premises hereby granted and released with the appurtenances unto the said Philip Lowderman and his heirs and assigns against them the said Henry Rule and Lucy his wife and their heirs and all and every other person and persons whatsoever shall warrant and forever defend by this presents. In Witness whereof the said Henry Rule and Lucy his wife Have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

Henry Rule (X - his mark)

Lucy Rule (X - her mark)

_____________sealed and delivered in the presence of John L. Schon, John M. Smith ( Edmond Waggner, Rob. Cockburn( as to H. R.

The Commonwealth of Virginia to David Welton James Machir and Adam Fisher, Gent. Justices of Hardy County, Greeting Whereas Henry Rule and Lucy his wife have by their certain Indenture of bargain and sale, bearing date the 20th day of July 1805 sold and conveyed unto Philip Lowderman one hundred and ten acres of land lying in the said County on the north side of North Mill Creek with the appurtenances ....(there follows a jumble of words, partial words, etc. that make no sense)...they said Lucy cannot conveniently travel to the District Court held in the Courthouse in the County of Hardy to make acknowledgement of the said Indenture therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power.........(this is where the copy/transcript stops)

(Note: This looks like it should be Henry Ruyle II born in 1754 and married to Lucy Leroy. This only my opinion because of the document dates, locations, etc.-------Ed Ruyle Jr., Austin, Texas 1997)

More About Henry II Ruyle:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer
Fact 2: Per a descendant of Moses, Henry II died at

Fact 3: the age of 102.
Fact 4: Lived in Hardy County, Virginia

Fact 5: ? Was a Pvt. in the Virginia Troops.? Served "Lord Sunmore's War"?
Fact 6: He was taken prisoner during the Revolutionery War.

ii. Andrew Ruyle, born 1756 in 1750-1760 in Hamsphire County, Va. (or Prussia ?); died 1840 in Died: 1840-1850 in Macoupin County, Il. or Ky.; married (1) Unknown Unknown; married (2) Sally Young October 10, 1809.

Notes for Andrew Ruyle:

Andrew was mentioned in his father's will, Feb. 1790.

Dec 31, 1782 Andrew received pay for 30 days service in the Virginia Fourth Militia under Capt. Hazelrigg for actual time on an expedition against the indians under Col. Boone.

1783 Andrew receives a land grant #208 for 640 acres in Davidson County North Carolina, Middlefork of Bledsoe Creek, North side of Cumberland.

Oct 9, 1817 (Sumner Co. Tenn Deed Book 8 page 235) between Andrew Ruyle of Floyd County Kentucky to William Hanner, 35 acres lying in Sumner Co. on Bledsoe Creek being part of a tract of 640 acres granted by N.C. to John Grant where William Hanner now lives.

Feb 24, 1820 (Sumner Co. Tenn Deed Book 10 page 3) between Andrew Ruyle and William Whitesides, 188 1/4 acres lying in the Middlefork of Bledsoe Creek in Sumner County being part of 640 acres which was granted by N.C. to John Grant.

Nov 2, 1826 (Sumner Co. Tenn Deed Book 11 page 427) between Andrew Ruyle of Floyd Co. Kentucky and James Hanner, 197 1/2 acres lying in Sumner Co. in the Middlefork of Bledsoe Creek.

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Andrew Rule

The following are transcripts from 1782 & 1785
The Commifsioners observe that Capt. Hazlerigg is only entitled to Engigns pay the Lieutenant to Sergearnts pay & one of the Sergt's to have pay as private, as an Adjutant for the Battallion a Quarter Master a pack hourse taken out of His Comany in adjusting their pay we have considered Them as privates and added to their pay the Allowanic by Congrefs for such extra services when done by Officers form the Line

A copy of the minutes

John McDowell
Fayette

Pay Roll of Capt. Hazelriggs Com of March 1785

No. 636
Amt. L54.5.0

Majr. Crittenden
A pay roll of the 4th Militia under Capt. Hazelrigg for actual times on an expedition against the Indians under Col. Daniel Boone.

Name Entered Discharged Days in service
Andrew Ruyle Oct 1782 Nov 1782 31 16 pence 2.0.0 entered 24 discharged 25

I certify that the above Pay Roll is just and the service was performed in the late expedition. Daniel Boone, County Lieut.
The above pay roll proven this 31st day of Dec. 1782 by Col. Daniel Boone before William Fleming.

-----The following is a contract-----

This Indenture made the Second day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six between Andrew Rule of Floid County State of Kentucky of the one part & James Hanner of Sumner County and State of Tennessee of the other part Witnesseth that said Rule in Consideration of one thousand dollers to him in hand paid by the said James Hanner the right of which is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained & sold & confirmed the said James Hanner his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of parcel of land situated and being in Said County of Sumner on the Middle fork of Bledsoes Creek Containing on hundred and ninety seven acres & one half be the same more or less & bounded as follows Beginning on a Sycamore the South East Corner of William Hanners line thence West two hundred & sixteen p;oles to a black ash and two ? woods thenceSouth one hundred and Seventy poles to the South West Corner of the old premption of John Garret granted to him by North Carolina thence East with said premption line to the Creek thence with the mianders of the Creek to the Beginning to have and to hold with all its appurtinances thereunto belonging or in any wise apperttaining to him the said James Hanner to his heirs forever and the said Andrew Rule forever warrants and defends the above named land from himself his heirs John Garret and his heirs and all persons Claiming by through or under either of them from no other person or Claim or Claims whatsoever. In witness whreof I have hereunto set My hand and fixed my seal this the day and date above writeen the above intentions before acknowledged.

Witness
William McCarter
Andrew Rule

James Fleming
William Whiteside

State of Tennessee Sumner County Court November Term 1827
This Deed of bargain and sale from Andrew Rule to James Hanner for one hundred and ninety sever & one half acres of land was duly proved in open Court by the oath of William McCarter & William Whitesides subscribing witnesses thereto and advise to by registered
A. H. Douglas Clerk

Registered & Examined 6th Feb. 1828
James Douglas Register by G. N. Douglas D.R.

More About Andrew Ruyle:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer

Fact 2: See: Notes

iii. Magadlen (Magdalon) Ruyle, born 1760 in Hampshire County, Va.; died in Tn. ?; married Edward Jones February 04, 1788 in Sumner Co., Tenn..

iv. John L. Ruyle, born 1761 in Hampshire County, Va. (See: More==Facts & Notes); died 1842 in Greene County, Il.; married (1) Polly Byrd March 17, 1792 in or March 20, 1792 Sumner, Tn.; married (2) Ann Gilpin April 05, 1826 in Sumner Co., Tenn..

Notes for John L. Ruyle:
Coffin made by Alden Rhodes in 1842. Cost $5.90. Bill paid 4-3-1843.

Last settlement 4-12-1844

John was a farmer. He served in the War of 1812 in 2nd Regt. West Tenn. Militia under Col. Lawry and Col. Hammons.

More About John L. Ruyle:
Fact 1: John's children by Ann were granted as their guardian, John Ruyle II. This was
Fact 2: recorded April 5, 1844, Probate record # 5.
Fact 3: March 06, 1829, Bought 80 acres ($1.25 ea) in Morgan County in a Federal sale. Section 9

Fact 4: Part W2SE, Township 14N, Range 09W, Meridian 3
Fact 5: Archive Vol. No. 068, Vol. Page # 050

Fact 6: March 06, 1829, Bought 80 acres ($1.25 ea) in Morgan County in a Federal sale. Section #9
Fact 7: Part E2NE, Township 14N, Range 09W, Meridian 3.

Fact 8: Archive Vol # 068, Vol. Page # 050
Fact 9: April 07, 1829, Bought 80 acres ($1.25 ea) in Greene County in a Federal sale. Section 17

Fact 11: Part W2NE, Township 12N, Range 10W, Meridian 3.
Fact 12: Archive Vol # 343, Vol. Page # 027

Fact 13: February 07, 1829, 80 acres in Greene Co. Archive # 343, Page 026

v. Margaret (Peggy) Ruyle, born 1764 in Hampshire County, Va.; died 1794 in Ill.; married William Reed August 16, 1791 in Sumner County, Tenn..

vi. Moses Ruyle, born 1766 in or 1778/79 in Hampshire County, Va.; died April 10, 1864 in Scottsville, Macoupin County, Il.; married (1) Mary Goldston; married (2) Elizabeth Kisor/Kyser/Kaiser May 19, 1809 in Sumner County, Tenn..

vii. Elizabeth Ruyle, born 1768 in Hampshire Co., Va.; died in Mo. ?; married Martin Harpole August 16, 1791 in Sumner County, Tenn..

Notes for Martin Harpole:
The Cherokee and Creek Indians called Martin " The Fool Warrior ", because of his fearless actions and careless tactics in dealing with raiding Indians. In 1789 he was supposed to have single handedly gone into a cane brake and chased a band of Indians out to be captured by the rest of the party and helped rescue some white women and children captives. Martin and Elizabeth's marriage was the first recorded in Sumner Co., Tenn. It is among the county records at Gallatin, Tenn.

Martin served in the War of 1812 from Sept. 29, 1814 to Mar. 28, 1815 as a private in Capt. James Wyatt's Co., 1st Regiment, Tenn., Volunteer Mounted Gunman, a substitute for one John Buckhannon. His rate of pay was $8 per month with 40 cents per day allowance for a horse.

In later years, Martin married for a second time.

More About Martin Harpole:
Fact 1: See Notes:

viii. Catherine 'Celia' Ruyle, born 1770 in Hampshire Co. Va.; died 1868 in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tn. Buried at Blessing; married Wilson W. Coats February 08, 1790 in Sumner County, Tenn..

More About Catherine 'Celia' Ruyle:
Fact 1: Buried: Blessing/Coats Cemetery

More About Wilson W. Coats:
Fact 1: Buried: Blessing/Coats Cemetery

ix. Solomon P. Sr. Ruyle, born Abt. 1774 in Hampshire County, Va.; died Abt. 1847 in San Augustine, Tx.; married Elizabeth Goldston 1804.

Notes for Solomon P. Sr. Ruyle: Solomon served in the War of 1812 in the West Tenn. Volunteers as a private in Capt. George Elliott's Co. of Mtd. Riflemen of the Reg't commanded by Col. Nicholas T. Perkins. He was mustered in at Hentsville, Miss. Territory and mustered out at Fayetteville, Tenn. He enlisted 12/18/1813 and was discharged 2/8/1814. Solomon was paid $8.00 a month, 40 cents allowance for a horse, and 25 cents a day for traveling allowance. In 1818, Solomom sold his 145 acres in Sumner Co. that he inherited. In the early 1820's , he moved his family to Arkansas. Tax records for 1839 in San Augustine, Tx. show that he paid tax on one slave and one horse. Sam Houston issued Patent #119, granting Solomon 276 acres on land in San Augustine Co. about 10 1/2 miles S.W. of San Augustine.

More About Solomon P. Sr. Ruyle:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer
Fact 2: See Notes:

x. Aaron Ruyle, born June 14, 1781 in or June 2, Hampshire County, Va.; died December 05, 1849 in near Morrisville, Polk County, Mo. Bur: Ruyle Cem.; married (1) Elizabeth Adams December 25, 1802 in or July 21; married (2) Elizabeth Jane Rodgers February 10, 1816 in Sumner Co., TN.

Notes for Aaron Ruyle:

Last Will & Testament

In the name God Amen I Aaron Ruyle of Polk County in the State of Missouri through the mercies of God have advanced in years but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be the name of all mighty God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and to prevent disputes after my decease do constitute do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner following 1st I leave and bequeath unto my beloved wife -- Elizabeth Ruyle the house and half of the land in cultivation with the utenticels belonging to it also the house hold furniture of every kind during her natural life I also leave unto her the faithfull Servant Silvey for the Same Space of time. I also leave unto her one hundred Dollars I also heave her two horses name Gem and Poney and her choice of three filleys and one waggon and one yoke of young steers and as much of every kind of my stock as she and my administrators may think Sufficient likewise the beds and bed clothing Shall beong to her and be at her disposal my will is that my most loving wife shall have every necessary provision for her out of the hundred dollars above named So long as She doth live. I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Anna Williams one negro girl name Nance to her and the heirs of her boddy for-ever likewise one hundred Dollars. I leave and bequeath unto my son Jasper Ruyle one negro Boy named Pompey to him and the heirs of his body forever -- I leave and bequeath unto my son John N. Ruyle one negro Boy named Sam and the heirs of his body forever -- likewise the South end of the west half of the South East quarter of Section No 30 township No 32 Range No 22 up to division line on the said Eighty betwixt John N. Ruyle and Leander B. Ruyle. I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Franky Williams one negro girl name Susanna likewise one hundred Dollars to her and the heirs of her body forever. I leave and bequeath unto my son Gideon Ruyle one negro man named Hazard to him and the heirs of his body forever -- likewise one hundred Dollars and the said Hazard is to attend to the milling and getting wood and fielding and making fires for Phebeann Ruyle for the space of six years from the date of this will or so long as she remains where she now lives or widowhood. I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Lavina Welch one negro girl name Sendy to her and the heirs of her body for ever. I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Hancock one negro girl named Hisiah to her and the heirs of her body forever likewise one hundred dollars I leave and bequeath unto William Ruyle and Elizabeth Jane Ruyle and Melseny Ruyle the heirs of Aaron Ruyle Junr Deceased Four Hundred dollars for the purpose of aiding in the buying a tract of land on which the widow now lives and if the purchase is not made the money shall be put out on interest until said children becomes of age. I leave and bequeath unto my son Leander B. Ruyle one negro girl name Silvey to him and the heirs of his body forever Said girl is to continue in the hands of his Mother till her decease and if said girl should have children in the space of three years after the date of this will said Children is to fall back to the heirs in general after the date of three years the increase shall fall into the hands of Leander B. Ruyle to whom she is willed.

I leave and bequeath unto Alvis Ruyle my son one negro boy names Louis to him and heirs of his body forever. My will is hat the negro child name Nance shall not be sold out of the family. My will is that my Darby place and the forty that I purchased on the school land shall be sold at private sale. I lastly constitute nominate and appoint my son John N. Ruyle and my son Gideon Ruyle to be my Executors to this my last will and testament. In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand Seal this 29 day of May A.D. 1848.
Aaron Ruyle (his mark)

Signed sealed published and declaired by the said Aaron Ruyle to be and contain his last will and testament.
Benjamin Looney

John Looney

Will bk A. 1839-1856
State of Missouri

County of Polk

In vocation of the probate Court of Polk County Be it remembered that on the 8th day of December 1848 personally appeared me the undersigned Judge of the Probate Court of Polk County Benjamen Looney and John Looney whose names appear subscribed as witness to the foregoing last will and testament of Aaron Ruyle and being by me first duely sworn on their oath state that the said Aaron Ruyle did sign seal and publish the foregoing as for his last Will and Testament in their presence and that they Signed the Same as Witness there to in the presence and at the request of Said Aaron Ruyle and that at the time of signing and publishing the same the Said Aaron Ruyle was sound of mind and of disposing mind and memory.

Benjamin Looney
John Looney

Subscribe and sworn to before the undersigned Judge of Probate of the County of Polk this the 8th day of December 1848.

William Foushee Judge of Probate
State of Missouri

Polk County Recorded this the 16th day of December 1848

William Foushee Judge of Probate

More About Aaron Ruyle:
Fact 1: Occupation: Farmer
Fact 2: Buried at the family cemetery near Morrisville

Fact 3: See Notes: See Also: ruylaar1.txt
Fact 4: 1829, Went to Polk County by ox team from Knoxville, Tenn.

Fact 5: Aaron had the 1st apple orchard in Polk Co. Mo.
Fact 6: Aaron stated that he descended from Holland Dutch.

Fact 7: One source says daughter Elizabeth's mother was Elizabeth Jane Rogers

More About Elizabeth Adams:
Fact 1: buried at the Ruyle family cemetery near Morrisville

Fact 2: Birth & death dates are the same as Aaron's other wife. These are probably wrong

More About Elizabeth Jane Rodgers:
Fact 1: Name could be Elizabeth Jane Davidson/Brown

xi. Peter Ruyle, born 1782 in Hampshire Co., Va.; died January 05, 1869 in Humansville, Polk Co., Mo. Buried @ Shady Grove Cem.; married Mary Hancock Abt. 1807.

More About Peter Ruyle:
Fact 1: 1860, Polk Co., Mo. Federal Census,Johnson Twp,, house #636, living with John Mitchell
Fact 2: and daughter Nancy Malissa.

More About Mary Hancock:
Fact 1: Aunt of Benjamin Hancock
xii. Mary Ruyle, born 1785 in or 1758 Hampshire County, Va.; died May 04, 1840 in Greene County, Ill; married John Cravens 1778 in Marriage book Rule.



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