Maryland Marriages 1778-1800, compiled by Robert Burnes, pg. 90: Haas, Michael, 18 August 1788, Sophia Prishe, 4 FR.
Early Kentucky Householders 1787-1811, by James F. Sutherland, pg. 85: Hess, Michael, date: 4 Aug 1791, Bk 2, pg. 05, Tm-1.
Kentucky Marriages 1801-1825, Precision Indexing, by Liahona Research, Heritage Quest, Bountiful, Utah, 1999, pg. 346: Igo, Jacob to Elizabeth Ausen (Anson) 18 Dec 1805, Logan Co., KY.
Kentucky Marriages 1801-1825, Precision Indexing, by Liahona Research, Heritage Quest, Bountiful, Utah, 1999, pg. 507: Owings, Henry to Mary Huss 23 Jan 1808, Logan Co., KY.
1810 Census of Logan County, Kentucky, provided by Dorothy Donnell Steers: Hoss, Michael- males under 10=2; males 10 to 16=1, males 16 to 26=1; males 26 to 45=1; males 45 and +=1; females under 10=1; females 10 to 16=2, females 16 to 21=1; females 45 and +=1.
Kentucky Marriages 1801-1825, Precision Indexing, by Liahona Research, Heritage Quest, Bountiful, Utah, 1999, pg. 332: Hoss, George to Celia Cochran 26 Nov 1816, Logan Co. KY.
Kentucky Marriages 1801-1825, Precision Indexing, by Liahona Research, Heritage Quest, Bountiful, Utah, 1999, pg 315: Hess, Jacob to Patty Berryman 04 Sep 1817, Logan Co., KY.
1820 U.S. Census of Logan Co., KY:
Michael Hoss (head), 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female 16-26, 1 female over 45.
Abstracts of Wills & Settlements, Logan Co., KY 1795-1838, Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc. Equity Case Settlements- 1823 thru 1827: Hoss, Michael, Equity Box 19, case number 455: In a suit of Hoss heirs vs. James Peart, the following heris are listed: Catherine Hoss, widow; Henry Owings and Mary Owings, nee Hoss; Jacob, Leo, Charles, George Hoss, and Francis Anson, listed but relationship not listed. Filed 6 Nov. 1823. Adm. Henry Owings.
Logan County, Kentucky, Abstracts of Equity Cases, by Montgomery Vanderpool
EC 19-455 PEART Vs OWINGS (Adm. HOSS), Filed 6 Nov. 1823
Logan County, Kentucky, Abstracts of Equity Cases, Volume IV, 976.976, pg. 280, V.4
JAMES PEART complains that one MIKIAL HOSS on 17 May 1821 possessed of a certain tract of land lying in Logan Co. on the waters of Tarapin Creek containing three hundred and ninety acres which he on the same date conveyed by deed of mortgage to the Commonwealth Bank of Kentucky to secure to the Bank the payment of one thousand dollars. He further states that on 23 May 1823 that he at the request of HOSS discharged and paid off the debt then due and owing the bank and by the order of HOSS received the delivery and assignment of the mortgage and of all the papers relative thereto. He would further state that one JACOB HOSS and FRANCIS ANSON together with HOSS on 20 August 1821 executed their bond to one JAMES BARNETT for the building of a brick house on a lot of ground in the town of Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky sold by JACOB HOSS, FRANCIS ANSON and MICHAEL HOSS to BARNETT and also finish a log house then upon the lot in two years from the date of the bond. The bond was on 3 September 1822 assigned for value received to CARDWELL BREATHITT and by CARDWELL BREATHITT on 12 June 1823 to JAMES PEART. He would further state that ANSON, JACOB HOSS or MICHAEL HOSS failed to build the brick house and complete the house then upon the lot in two years from the date of the bond and PEART is intitled to about for the failure. He charges that he has been upon the lands specified in the mortgage assigned to him for the payment of the due him. He prays for a foreclosure of the mortgage, that the lands be exposed to sale and the proceeds thereof applied to the discharge of PEARTS debt. He would further state that MIKIEL HOSS has, as he charges and believes, fraudently and with a view to prevent the collection of debts justly owed by him disposed of his property in the following manner; to wit, he conveyed to GEORGE HOSS 160 acres of land on 9 July 1823, 140 acres on 9 July 1823 to HENRY OWENS and on 14 July 1823 to HENRY OWENS 50 acres. He charges that the conveyances were made without a valuable consideration bur for the purpose of keeping the property free from execution upon judgments, which might be obtained against MIKEIL, he being greatly embarrassed and having contracted many debts prior to the time of the conveyances.
8 November 1823; Answer of HENRY OWENS. (He is also referred to as HENRY OWINGS).
States that he fairly and in good faith purchased from MICHAEL HOSS the 140 acres mentioned and has received a deed of conveyance for the same, etc. The consideration given by him for the land was work and labour done and performed by him and his hands for MICHAEL in HENRY'S blacksmith shop for iron and steel furnished for MICHAEL'S use at his request, for salt and leather sold to MICHAEL and for money lent him amounting altogether to about and was settled at the sum in settlement. OWENS states he is a blacksmith by trade and he is the son-in-law of MICHAEL and had for about thirteen years back been annually doing all the blacksmith work which MICHAEL required done and furnishing iron and steel for him under the promise of MICHAEL to pay him, and OWENS also furnished him salt and leather and lent him sums of money at sundry times amounting in all in lent money to more than for all which MICHAEL promised to pay and satisfy OWNES and all which were paid in the conveyance of the 140 acres of land. Because he was MICHAEL'S son-in-law he did not press him for immediate payment but finding that MICHAEL was somewhat involved OWENS came to a settlement with him and agreed to take the 140 acres of land in discharge of all claim against MICHAEL for what he owed OWENS, which MICHAEL gave and OWENS accepted in justice to himself and family and without any design to cheat or defraud any person whatever and OWENS charges that the 140 acres was not more than a just compensation for OWENS just claims against MICHAEL and if anything it was not enough. As to the Negroes conveyed to OWENS by MICHAEL there are but two, a Negro woman and her child. The woman about 26 years old and the child 4 years old in which MICHAEL only had an interest during the life of his wife. OWENS purchased MICHAEL'S interest at not only a fair but high price, to wit, for which he is bound to MICHAEL to be paid in the support of MICHAEL and his wife both of whom are old and infirm, MICHAEL being about 63 years old and his wife about 65 years old. OWENS by the right of his wife is entitled to one-sixth part in the Negroes after the death of MICHAEL'S wife. OWENS has purchased the interest of two other children of MICHAEL'S wife, she having six who would have been entitled to the Negroes after her death. She having attained the age that it is not likely she will have more children so that OWENS will be entitled to half the Negroes in remainder and in virtue of his purchase from MICHAEL is now entitled to the Negroes during his and his wifes joint lives. He conceives that MICHAEL had a right to make such a contract. As to the 50 acres OWENS did not purchase it all from MICHAEL although he received the conveyance from him. OWENS purchased the 50 acres from CHARLES HOSS at the price of paid in part to CHARLES and part to be paid. The deed for 140 acres was written before OWENS bought CHARLES 50 acres but on the very day that MICHAEL acknowledged the deed for the 140 acres OWENS purchased the 50 acres from CHARLES to save time and expense and it being convenient the deed which MICHAEL prepared for CHARLES was not acknowledged conveying the land to him but a deed for 50 acres was written by SPENCER CURD conveying the 50 acres directly from MICHAEL to OWENS. Thus it happened that two deeds were made to him the same day. He cannot state the particular times he lent money, sold salt, leather, steel and iron and done work for MICHAEL. It would be almost and endless undertaking in an answer for it includes 13 years. That there are no conditions in the conveyances made to him either secret implied or understood. He has detailed fully the whole consideration for the purchase of the property and his title is absolute with the exception as to three shares in the remainder of the Negroes.
8 November 1823; Answer of GEORGE HOSS.
States that 10 or 12 years past his father MICHAEL HOSS became indebted to him in the sum of for making iron for a mill, which MICHAEL was then building. That he afterwards worked for MICHAEL after he became 21 years old 4 or 5 years and assisted the old man in improving his farm and working thereon. That he went to the state of Maryland for MICHAEL after some Negroes. That in that trip he spent out of his own funds at least . The time lost and the trouble in bringing the Negroes to this country was reasonably worth , making in all for bringing the Negroes to Kentucky. For these things MICHAEL always promised to make him a reasonable compensation. GEORGE states that upwards of ten years since he purchased of a certain WILL YOUNGER a lien, which he had taken from MICHAEL HOSS for 60 acres of land for the term of 4 years. GEORGE having thus acquired the right to the possession of the land for the term of four years, he agreed with his father for the purchase of the tract of land and did then purchase the same. The consideration being what his father owed him. That he has been in possession of the land 10 years or longer and has made lasting and valuable improvements thereon.
8 November 1823; Answer of MICHAEL HOSS
States that it is true as state by PEART that he mortgaged to the Bank of the Commonwealth of Kentucky 390 acres of land to secure the payment of a note executed and delivered by him to the bank for . Upon the note was discounts only about and that sum or thereabouts _____ by MICHAEL so that the amount secured by the mortgage was only the sum of or thereabouts. He states that in order to discharge the debt to the bank he sold to PEART 100 acres of land so mortgaged to the bank and executed his bond to PEART for the conveyance of the 100 acres to be laid off on the northwest side of MICHAEL'S survey, the boundaries which are particularly sit out in the bond, which is in the possession of PEART. That the sole object of the sale to PEART was to discharge the bank debt and release the balance of the land from the incumberance in consequence of the mortgage, that PEART by his agreement was to pay the debt in the bank in consideration of the sale of the 100 acres and to pay divers other debts for MICHAEL due to diverse person and to pay to MICHAEL on 25 Dec. 1824 the sum of . That at the time PEART paid the debt in the bank he was at Bowling Green but could not then obtain his title papers in consequence of the press of business in the bank. He afterwards gave PEART an order to the cashier of the bank requesting the cashier to deliver to PEART his title papers, but PEART was to deliver the papers to MICHAEL. MICHAEL states expressly that PEART had no interest in or right in the tract of land mortgaged or to the mortgage except the 100 acres sold to him. After PEART had obtained the papers from the bank MICHAEL executed a deed of conveyance to PEART for the 100 acres of land so sold to him, and deposited the deed in the clerks office of the Logan County Court, having acknowledged the same and paid all the fees for recording the same. And on the day after the acknowledgement of the deed MICHAEL informed PEART thereof and demanded of him his bond and the title papers, which PEART obtained from the bank. PEART refused to deliver them. States that sometime in 1821 JACOB HOSS sold to JAMES BARNETT a lott of ground in Franklin, Simpson County, and afterwards agreed to build upon the lott for BARNETT a brick house of a particular size. MICHAEL knows nothing of the conditions of the sale of the lott. He knows that there was an agreement in writing entered into between JACOB & BARNETT with regard to building the brick house. MICHAEL signed the agreement with regard to the building of the house as security for JACOB HOSS. That in August 1821 BARNETT and a certain SHEPHERD DUVALL came to the horse mill of MICHAEL and presented to him, as he believes, the bond exhibited by PEART, and BARNETT falsely and fraudulently representing to MICHAEL that the agreement therefore signed MICHAEL as the security of JACOB HOSS was not right and that the agreement then presented was such a one as the other should have been. MICHAEL states that he cannot read or write. That the agreement presented was not read to him by BARNETT or any other person and MICHAEL under a full conviction that he was only binding himself as security for JACOB HOSS for building the brick house named in the original agreement signed the same without knowing its contents. MICHAEL denies positively that he ever sold BARNETT any lott in Franklin or elsewhere. He denies that he ever agreed to convey him any lott, or to be security for the conveyance or any. He denies that there was ever a word said about the sale of the lott, or about the conveyance of the lott mentioned in the bond so presented to him and signed. At the time MICHAEL signed the bond, or made his mark on it, no person present but BARNETT & DUVALL and he was completely taken in by the fraudulent representations of BARNETT. He tells of the conveyance of the lands to GEORGE HOSS and HENRY OWINGS stating the same as they did in their answers. He states that the Negroes mentioned, only two in number were devised to his wife by her father. That she was only to have a life estate in them and at her death they were, according to the devise, to be divided among the children of his wife. So MICHAEL has no claim to the Negroes longer than the life of his wife who is now 65 years old, and according to the usual course of nature cannot live many years. MICHAEL sold his interest in the Negroes to HENRY OWINGS at the price of . Which sum MICHAEL agreed to take out for the support of himself and wife, he being old and infirm and unable to make a living by labour. He denies that there was any fraud in the transaction. Mentions that his son CHARLES is now about 29 years old, and has lived with him and laboured for him ever since he was 21 years old, etc.
Pg. 88: 21 April 1824; Deposition of Lucas Stanford taken at the house of Calvin Johnson in Simpson Co. That about the last of September 1822 he heard a conversation between Jacob Huss and James Barnett in which Barnett told Jacob how he could get out of the bond and admitted practising a fraud against Jacob.
Pg. 88: 22 April 1824: Deposition of James H. West taken at the house of William Aingel, Esq. States that he was a witness to an order which Michael Hoss gave to James Peart authorizing Peart to obtain from the comonwealth Bank of Bowling Green the title papers to Hoss's land which he had mortgaged to the bank.
Pg. 88: 22 April 1824: Deposition of Riley Holly, taken at the house of William Aingel, Esq. States the same as James H. West. That he was a chain carrier when the hundred acres for Peart was laid off.
Pg. 88: 22 April 1824: Deposition of William Walker, taken at the house of William Aingel, Esq. States he was also a witness. That Michael Hoss cannot read and write. that he at sundry times signed at his request signed Mr. Hoss's name for him.
Pg. 88: 26 July 1824: Deposition of William Furbush taken at Bryan's meeting house in Logan County. States that in the spring of 1822 Michael Hoss came to his house to borrow some money and asked him if he had money. Wm. told him he had some. Hoss says he need not be afraid to loan him money for when Henry Anson returns he can pay him. Furbush loaned him the money. When he saw Hoss again, which was after the money became due, he then told him he had sold a hundred acres for seven hundred and fifty dollars, etc.
Pg. 88: 26 July 1824: Deposition of Eli Briant taken at Bryan's meeting house in Logan County. That he heard Michael Hoss say that he had sold to James Peart about 100 acres of land which would enable him to pay all his debts. that he has lived within a mile and a half of Michael Hoss for about 19 years.
Pg. 88: 26 July 1824: Deposition of George W. Clark taken at Bryan's meeting house in Logan County. That he had heard Jacob Hoss talk of the contract between him and James Barnett.
Pg. 88: 26 July 1824: Deposition of Eli Briant taken at Bryan's meeting house in Logan County. That he had heard Jacob Hoss talk of the contract between him and James Barnett.
Pg. 88, 89: 31 July 1824: Deposition of Jacob Igo. States he has been acquainted with Michael Hoss for about twenty years and Henry Owings about eighteen years. That Owings has been married into the family of Michael Hoss about 17 years. That George Hoss, Jacob Hoss and Charles Hoss laboured a considerable number of years for the benefit of Michael Hoss and for their labor he gave his children 50 acres of land a piece for their services. He knows they worked for Michael but don't know howl ong they worked for him after they were of age. States that he has known Michael Hoss all his life time and as for Owings he was acquanted with him about 3 or 4 years before he married into the family, and about 16 or 17 years since Owing married into the family. Igo states in the last eighteen years he was in the Army 14 months and then moved into Tennessee and was there the best part of 3 years. he moved into Tennessee before he went into the Army. That George Hoss learned his blacksmith trade from Henry Anson. George was 21 or 22 years old when he married. Jacob must have been 20 odd when he married. He does not remember the years in which George and Jaocb married. Igo states that his relationship to Michael Hoss is that he married his step-daughter.
Pg. 89: 14 Sept. 1826: Deposition of John Stephenson taken at the tavern house of William Hoy in the town of Franklin, Simpson Co., KY. He has been acquainted with Henry Owing 15 or 20 years and has lived within a mile and a half of him during that time except one or two years and has been intimately acquainted with him. That Owing has always done blacksmith work. That about 8 years ago he hauled acout 1000 pounds of iron and steel from Nashville for Owings. The wife of Lucas Stanford and Richard Owing are the brother and sister of Henry Owing. that he has known Michael Hoss 17 or 18 years.
Pg. 82: 21 Sep 1826 Deposition of HEROD CHOAT taken at HAYS tavern in the town of Franklin, Simpson Co., KY. He recollects writing an article of agreement between JACOB HOSS and JAMES BARNETT in the year 1821 in the month of June or July. He was shown an article of agreement in the clerks office in Logan County which is said to be the one on which this suit is brought, but it is not the one he wrote. The sum in this agreement is larger than the one he drew. A part of this agreement included a Negro girl, which was delivered by BARNETT to HOSS. Mentions that he understood a Negro woman PATIENCE was willed by old MR. FRESH to his daughter, the wife of MICHAEL HOSS and he understood after her death the woman and her increase was to go to her heirs. And he recollects writing a bill of sale from JACOB HOSS to HENRY OWINGS for the Negro woman and her child by the name of Peg. Mentions JACOB HOSS as a grandson of MR. FRESH. That the bill of sale was drawn in the apple orchard of MR. OWINGS. That JACOB HOSS was preparing to leave the state to go to Missouri. That HENRY OWINGS let JACOB have his gray mare and charborn (?) for the purpose of moving away. The bill of sale was written September 1823, that he has known MICHAEL HOSS since 1814. That MR. HOSS had possession of the Negro girl PATIENCE willed by MR. FRESH in the month of Nov. 1814. MR. FRESH willed the Negro to his daughter KATHERINE and her heirs. He understood from JACOB HOSS that the cause of his wanting to leave this country was there was a suit against him. Something about my brothers killing BALANCE and that he did not intend to be taken and that was what he was keeping out of the way for. Mentions he was present when depositions were taken of RICHARD and WILLIAM OWINGS, brothers of HENRY OWINGS and LUCAS STANFORD who is a brother-in-law and THOS. NEAL who is father-in-law of FRANCIS ANSON. MRS. STANFORDS was taken. She is a sister of HENRY OWINGS states that the writ for JACOB HOSS was taken out by the Commonwealth as a result of CHOPAT'S brothers killing MR. BALANCE.
Pg. 89: 25 Oct. 1826: Deposition of William Walker, taken at the dwelling house of William Aingell. States that he came to Logan Co. in 1819. That the negro Patience was in his possession. Since then the child Peg was born. States that he and Charles Hoss married sisters. That Charles was Michaels son and Henry Owings married Charles sister and Michael's daughter.
Pg. 89: 25 Oct. 1826: Deposition of R. LaFever, taken at the dwelling house of William Aignell. States that he was a subscribing witness to the sale of the negroes. That Philip Washburn made the deed. States that he left this county in 1823 the last of October and returned in December 1824. In 1826 he was absent from sometime in June until sometime in september the same year. He first came to this country in 1821. That when he first came to this country he lived at Franklin Inn and then at Jacob Hoss's in Franklin and then with Roland Hughes and some time at John Arnold and James Barnett a time and at Edward Briant's and now at William Marshes. That he lived at Jacob Hoss's in the summer of 1821.
Pg. 88: 27 October 1826: Deposition of Saml S. Duvall taken at the tavern of Thos. W. Gray in Elkton, Kentucky. That he was a subsribing witness to a bond from Jacob Hoss, F. Anson and Michael Hoss to James Barnett. Sworn to before James Mann, Justice of Peace.
Pg. 89: 2 Nov. 1826: Deposition of William C.M. Baker taken at the office of John Breathitt in Russellville. States that in 1821 or 1822 a small gentleman came to him and proposed selling him a lot formerly owned by his father which he sold to Jas. Offutt. This man seemed very anxious to sell. The man told him his name was Hoss.
Pg. 89: 2 Nov. 1826: Deposition of Tilghman Offutt, taken at the office of John Breathitt in Russellville. States James Barnett told Offutt of a contract between him and Jacob Hoss.
Filed 12 May 1826 James Peart files an amended bill stating since filing his original bill Michael Hoss has departed this life and Henry Owings has taken out administration of his estate.
Information received from George W. Giles: Truxton Cemetery (1851-1953), Truxton, MO. Cemetery inlcudes a note from Iris Turner who reported that a Mrs. Hoss is buried here and she was married first to Phliarious Anson.