Aug 8, 1782+May 30, 1785+Apr, 1788 at Union/Fairfield/Camden districts, SC. May 11, 1789 on Mercer Co., KY tax list.1789 bondsman to marriage of sister Agnes at Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY.Apr 27, 1792 sold 53 acres on Little River, Camden Co., SCOct 23, 1796 bought 150 acres on the Dix/Dicks River, Mercer Co., KY from Zacharias Cumpton & his wife Catherine. This land on the west side of the Dick's River was later included in Garrard Co. Garrard County was Kentucky's 25th county. It was formed 17 Dec 1796 and named for Gov. James Garrard. Garrard County was formed from Madison, Lincoln and Mercer Counties.Not far from William, 600 acres was purchased by William's father, Robert, the previous year on the Kentucky River. The History of Garrard County and Its Churches describes William Alcorn as one of the early settlers of Garrard County and living on the Dick's River. It also indicates he had a mill on Sugar Creek before 1799 which later became Comelys' Mill, and this later owner was caught in the machinery and killed about 1850. After his father's death in 1798, William and Sarah sold most of their land on the Dick's River to Charles Humphrey and Kenneth McCoy of Fayette Co., KY on Jun 3, 1799. On the same date they purchased a lot in the town of Lancaster in Garrard Co., KY from William Atkins, described as Lot No. 3 on Crab Orchard Street adjoining the Public Square. They held the town property a little more than a year when they sold it to William Phillips on Jul 18, 1800. In two months they sold the remaining land on the Dick's River.1802+1803 at Jessamine Co., KY. Oct 3, 1803 William & Sarah sold land in Madison Co., KY on the Kentucky River. Apr 6, 1804, Kentucky Gazette, p. 45. Vol. XVII, No. 929. Tuesday. Alcorn and Irwin were arrested in Lexington for passing counterfeit money. Sep 24, 1804, Monday, William Alcorn before Federal Court at Frankfort, KY for counterfeit bank notes. Trial continued through evening, when he was found guilty and sent to 5 years hard labor in jail or penitentiary. Christopher Irving was with Alcorn and was out on bond; he did not appear in court and forfeited his recognition. Oct 18, 1804, William Alcorn of the County of Madison to George Alcorn, of the County of Jessamine 400 acres on which William was living at the time, 19 or 20 head of cattle, his rifle, and all his household furniture. The deed states the reason for this action was to satisfy the demands of George Alcorn and those of the state against him.Apr 4, 1808, a suit by Richard West (Sheriff of Jassamine County in 1808) against William & George Alcorn. William was being sued for the sum of $129.88 and 5 mils with interest dating from Jan 1, 1805. The suit stated no estate of William's could be found except for that which had been transferred to George. The court ordered the sale of property of George Alcorn to satisfy the suit against William with George to receive the remaining profit from the sale.1810 at Big Bay, Randolph Co., which later became Pope Co., and then Massac Co., IL1812 at Pope Co., IL
Father: Robert Robin Alcorn b: 1728 in , Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Mother: Mary Anne Quinn b: ABT 1735 in Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Marriage 1 Mary Isham b: ABT 1753 in Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Marriage 2 Sarah McLean b: 1766 in Ireland
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