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WinneyAnn, daughter of William "Wild Bill" Hardin and Winifred Holtzclaw

WinneyAnn was born say 1775. She married William Comstock [born in Rhode Island about the same year as WinneyAnn] on 1 May 1794 - it was the 16th marriage recorded in Breckinridge Co, KY. Their oldest son was Ephraim, born in the first year or two of the marriage - they also had a son Elijah and daughter Levinia. William Comstock died just prior to the court record dated 21 Sep 1818, when WinneyAnn and Ephraim recieved the administration of his estate. WinneyAnn herself died a few months later, prior to the probate of her will on 7 Jan 1819. Ephraim married three times, his first wife Martha "Patsy" Williams died in childbirth when their only child, a daughter Dorcas, was born. Dorcas was raised by her Williams grandparents. The second wife was the widow Eleanor/Ellen (Pate) Clark who had three young daughters. Ephraim and Ellen had a son they named Napoleon Bonaparte. When they agreed to disagree and separated [there is no evidence of a divorce and both remarried], Ellen raised Napoleon. Ephraim married a third time in Maury Co, TN to Nancy Goodman and had one daughter, seven sons by her. Their son Elijah Thomas "Tom" Comstock was my gg grandfather - he moved from Tennessee to McDonald Co, MO and settled in Crawford Co AR by 1870.
When William "Wild Bill" Hardin wrote his will, 19 Jun 1821, - he omitted Ephraim, although he made bequests to WinneyAnn Comstock's children Elijah and Levinia. It's another story, but just before Hardin died, he had made a $500 security bond for Ephraim Comstock who was accussed of forgery. Ephraim departed Kentucky before his trial, and Hardin was sued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the $500. I would have omitted him, too!

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