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Abraham Shrout

Male 1792 - 1856  (63 years)


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  • Name Abraham Shrout 
    Born 23 May 1792  Hardy County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1800  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    East Union - Dunkard 
    • On or about the year 1799 a number of families came form Virginia to Kentucky and located in the east end of Bourbon county and the south part of Nicholas county. They were all members of the German Baptist church, known as the Dunkard church. They build a church a the forks of Somerset Creek in Nicholas County, which they named East Union. They spoke the German language. Their Bibles were printed in German and they sang and preached in German.

      The family names were: Blount, Hon (spelled Hann in German) Molar [Mohler], Crose [Crous], and Shrought [Shrout]. Among the first preachers were Jonas Hon (or Hahn) and Abraham Shrought.... As above stated they preached in the German language. My mother told me when she was about six years old she went to the East Union church with her grandmother. When they were near the church, they washed their feet in the creek and put on their shoes, which they had carried in their hands from home. Being thus "diked out" they went on to the church where they found the men seated on the one side and the women seated on the other. When the preaching was over a number of pands [sic] and towels were brought forward and the women washed each other's feet while the men did likewised. The members of the Dunkard church were strictly opposed to going to war or fighting in a battle, hence they took no part in the American Revolution.


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    Court 15 Apr 1805  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Guardian 
    Census 1850  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1850 Bourbon Co., KY., 12-Sep-1850, pg 299, dist. 1, lists Abm., 58, b. Va.; Sarah,57; Wm. P.,21; Abram G.,16; Mary E.,14. b. Ky

      1840 Bourbon Co.,Ky, pg 8, lists 1 male5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 40-50. All children are accounted for except 1 male15-20.

      1830 Bourbon Co.,Ky, pg 338, lists 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females15-20, 1 male & 1 female 30-40. All children are accounted for except for 1 female 15-20.

      SOURCE: Bourbon Co., KY, Will Book P, pg 490, estate appraisal for Abraham,deceased, dated 3 Mar 1856. Administrators Andrew W. Shrout and William P. Shrout Bourbon Co.,Ky, Will Book P, pg 698, Inventory, lists A. W. Shrout, JohnSharp, George Tilley, Isaac H. Shrout, Mariah Sharp Bourbon Co.,Ky, Will Book P, pg 516, Estate Sale, 20 Feb 1856, lists Harrison Berry, J. H. Shrout, A. G. Shrout, JamesW. Highland, Sarah Shrout Bourbon Co.,Ky,

      Estates Settled, Book F, pg 313, 24 Mar 1856, division of land, 206 acres; 60 acres, house & buildings to widow. Pg 490,2 Nov 1857, settlement to heirs lists Rebecca Tilley, Harriet Berry, R. W. Barr, Wm. P. Shrout, A. G. Shrout, Alfred Hawkins, Isaac H. Shrout, Andrew W.Shrout, F.C. Gillispie, A.D. Horn

      SOURCE: 'Chadwick's History of Shelby Co., IN, pp 692-693
      SOURCE: Bourbon Co.,Ky, Order Book C, pg 491, April Court 1805, Thomas Eaton appointed guardian of Abraham Shrout, infant son of Peter Shrout, deceased,

      NOTE: Thomas Eaton married either Abraham Shrout's mother or sister in 1805 in Bourbon Co. Justice of thePeace and a Farmer BIRTH& DEATH:info from Joy Adams MARR: Bath Co.Ky, Marriage Vol. 1, located in Bath Co.,Ky, public library
    Reference Number 2063 
    Religion 12 Jul 1851  Union, Nicholas County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Names of members of Christ at Union Nicholas County Kentucky

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      EAST UNION (Nicholas Co., Ky): Betw. 1790-1800 several families from Va. &NC, members of the Germar Bapt. Chu. called Dunkards settled in the s. part of N. Co. They built a chu. at the forks of Somerset Creek and called it East Union. (Jim"Thomas "Ky. Pioneers" ms. as cited by David Barry Eller THE BRETHREN SETTLEMENT ALONG HINKSTON CREEK AND THE MINISTRY OF PETER HON: A STUDY IN KY. CHURCH HIST.
      MA thesis in theology, Bethany Theol. Sem., Oak Brook, Ill., 1971, Pp. 7-8);

      On or about the year 1799 a number of families came form Virginia to Kentucky and located in the east end of Bourbon county and the south part of Nicholas county. They were all members of the German Baptist church, known as the Dunkard church. They build a church a the forks of Somerset Creek in Nicholas County, which they named East Union. They spoke the German language. Their Bibles were printed in German and they sang and preached in German.

      The family names were: Blount, Hon (spelled Hann in German) Molar [Mohler], Crose [Crous], and Shrought [Shrout]. Among the first preachers were Jonas Hon (or Hahn) and Abraham Shrought.... As above stated they preached in the German language. My mother told me when she was about six years old she went to the East Union church with her grandmother. When they were near the church, they washed their feet in the creek and put on their shoes, which they had carried in their hands from home. Being thus "diked out" they went on to the church where they found the men seated on the one side and the women seated on the other. When the preaching was over a number of pands [sic] and towels were brought forward and the women washed each other's feet while the men did likewised. The members of the Dunkard church were strictly opposed to going to war or fighting in a battle, hence they took no part in the American Revolution.


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    Died 16 Jan 1856  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 15 Sep 1930  Nicholas County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://archive.org/stream/historyoflouisac01spri/historyoflouisac01spri_djvu.txt

      There is one curious instrument found recorded here as follows :

      "Be it remembered that on the 15th of September, 1830, we the Elders of the Church of God at Union meeting house Nicolas county, Kentucky, solemnly set apart James R. Ross by prayer and laying on of hands, to the office of and Elder in the Church, we therefore recommend him to favor and respect.
      "Given under our hands &c.
      "Abraham Shrout
      "Peter Hon."
    FamilySearch ID KPH3-QC4 
    _UID 2A845552FD7540B18575CC4095BAC5C395FA 
    Person ID I2057  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2018 

    Father Peter Shrout,   b. Abt 1768, Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1804, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Hannah Huston,   b. 30 Jan 1776, Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1850, Crawford County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1791  Hampshire County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah B. Garner,   b. 1793, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1872, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1812  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Shrout,   b. Abt 1812, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     2. Andrew Wayne Shrout,   b. 10 Oct 1814, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1907, Waldron, Shelby County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Isaac H. Shrout,   b. 1818, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     4. Rachel Jane Shrout,   b. 3 Jan 1819, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1893  (Age 74 years)
     5. Hannah Shrout,   b. 21 Oct 1821, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     6. Sarah Ann Shrout,   b. 1825, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1903  (Age 78 years)
     7. Harriet Shrout,   b. Abt 1827, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     8. William Perry Shrout,   b. 4 Feb 1830, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1903, Palmer, Christian County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Abraham George Shrout,   b. 27 Nov 1835, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1918, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     10. Mary Elizabeth Shrout,   b. 1836, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1804, Thomas Eaton (of Morgan Co, KY) became the guardian of a Abraham Shrout, born May 23, 1792, son of the late Peter Shrout, Jr and Hannah (--) Shrout of Bourbon Co, KY. Thomas Eaton married the widow Hannah Shrout in 1805, probably in KY. He died before the 1810 census. Hannah Shrout remarried to Daniel Hamilton on Feb 19, 1820.

      I am interested in finding out more about Thomas Eaton and Hannah. Peter Shrout, Jr and Hannah had five children. Mary Polly Shrout/Eaton: b 1784-1798, m: Asa Sparks on Dec 5, 1814 in Bath Co, KY. Eleanor/Ellen 'Nellie' Shrout/Eaton:b:1786-1804,d bef 1825 m; William E Groover on Sep 20, 1817, Bath Co, KY Abraham Shrout; b; May 23, 1792 in Bourbon Co, KY, m Sarah B Gardner on Jan 6, 1812 in Bath Co, KY; d Jan 16, 1856 in Bourbon Co, KY Isaac Shrout; b Sep 23, 1794 married 4 times in Bath Co, KY; d Jun 27, 1874 in Prickly Ash, Bath Co, KY Rachel Jane Shrout/Eaton; b Jan 7, 1801 in KY; m Mar 8, 1821 in Bath Co,KY to John Burbridge; dAug 7, 1873. Some information from Martin F. Thompson; 424 Boone Trail; Danville, KY 40422

  • Sources 
    1. [S1225] Book: Book - New, (Date posted to database 30 Dec 2017).
      Book Title: Bourbon County, Kentucky, Order Books 1786-1866, County Court Clerk, Repository: FamilySearch, Chapter number: Book C, Page Number(s): 491, Image 255, Person(s) of Interest: Abram Shrout, (Date posted to database 30 December 2017)

      Thomas Eaton is appointed Guardian to Abram Shrout infant orphan of Peter Shrout deceased and thereupon the said Thomas Eaton with Benjamin Radcliff his security entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of £900 conditioned for securing the said orphan's estate and for indemnifying the Court.

    2. [S655] KY: Bourbon County, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), (Date posted to database 30 Dec 2017).
      Name: Abm Shrout Age: 58 Birth Year: abt 1792 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: District 1, Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Gender: Male Family Number: 499

      Name Age
      Abm Shrout 58
      Sarah Shrout 57
      Wm P Shrout 21
      Abran G Shrout 16
      Mary E Shrout 14
      Harriet Wigglesworth 23
      Alford Hayden 45
      Dorcas Hayden 40
      Jno Hayden 8

    3. [S701] KY: Bath County, Marriage Index 1811/1850 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1812, Certificate Number (Page 34), Person(s) of Interest Abram Shrout and Sally B Garner, (posted to db on 6 March 2013).

    4. [S706] KY: Bath County, Early Marriages Bonds and Returns 1811/1850 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1812, Certificate Number Page 129), Person(s) of Interest Abraham Shrout and Sarah B Garner, (posted to db on 13 March 2013).
      Name: Abram Shrout Marriage Date: 6 Jan 1812 Marriage Place: Bath, Kentucky, USA Spouse: Sally B. Garner



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