Place & Date of Research
County Courthouse Alexandria, KY
22, 23 June 2004
23 Aug 2007
|Will of William
DeCoursey/DeCourcy was found while searching the Alexandria
Court House in Campbell County, Kentucky, on June 22, 2004. Never
found the original, it was re copied in Will Book C, and is not
listed in the index in the front of Will Book C. It was a fluke
that I found it, Edward Porteus Ball one of my other
grandfather's will was listed on page 51, and after I was done
making copies, I looked at pages going forward knowing that William
DeCoursey died in 1844 and the dates were close. Then I saw
the name DeCourcy and thought he or the second William were
being witnesses to another will. When I realized there were three
pages with the name, I looked closer. I re check Dr. Adam's work
and notes, and he had said there were no DeCoursey/DeCourcy's
listed in Will Book C. See new information on hyperlink to
County Courthouse, Brooksville,
30 Jun 2004
|Found original will of
George Mains, Mary Mains and settlement of estate
(Rev. Peter Mains helping) with the help of Rosemarie Bonwell Pell,
author of all the excellent research books that are being published
by Bracken Co Historical Society. (She is using original records to
publish her work)
County Courthouse, Falmouth, KY
27 Jun 2004
|Found marriage records of
Mains, Lewis and land records for Lewis Lewis
and George Lewis.
|DNA DeCourcy and Mains
1985 & 2016
|results see the home page for hyperlinks, no links for 2016 DNA
Researching Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA and Library of VA in
||Leonard's Frolick search finding proof of ownership to Leonard
DeCause/DeCoursey naming William DeCoursey born 1756 as son of
Leonard. Visited the land in Oct 2016 which is an hour drive north
of where I am now living .
Found other abstracted copies of wills for William Ball
and wife Margaret Williamson to compare with already found will
copies. Visited Mary Ball Washington Library in Lancaster County, VA
Aug 2016. And Churches where our Ball and Downman families lived in
the late 1600-1700's.
Found Gloucester County early maps and other information for
Porteus and Smith families.
Visited Washington DC, in 1954 and 2014. 60 years later, how the
city has changed.
Online research of Maryland Archives records
|Finding Leonard's Frolick land records and maps of location in
Prince George county also Frederick County.
All record books that have alpha for a
book number are at Alexandria Court house. Record Books that are at
Newport Court House are all numeric. Dr. Adams book says differently.
This was clarified for me when I visited the Newport Court House looking for
the same records Dr. Adams had in his notes June 2004.
Pdf files for the NE KY
Colorful double cousins chart for Balls & Ellis, Campbell Co KY
/DeCoursey/Corsi and Elizabeth
William Downman, Gent and
descendants including the Ball line to Edward Porteus Ball
Spilman/Spillman and Elizabeth
Lewis & Unknown wife, & Mary
/Maines & Mary
Evans and Bridget ________