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Thursday, November 2, 2017



Valerie J Thompson
Professional Genealogist
November 2, 2017

     Anna Thompson was the daughter of David and Anna Thompson. She married William Searce the 30th of June 1789 in Woodford County, Kentucky. This marriage occurred prior to  Kentucky's statehood. Image of the marriage Bond is located at and, “Kentucky County Marriages”. Image of the Consent for Anna’s marriage to William Searce is signed by her father, David Thomson (spelled without the ‘p’).

When  her father, David Thomson died about 1826/27 she received her 1/12 part of  the property of her father, along with her eleven siblings. Oldham County, Kentucky Will Book 1-2, 1824-1844 (
Pages 89-90 Settlement of the Estate of David Thompson, Thomas Mount and Redding Fisher were the Administrators. Settlement was dated 17th March 1827, and recorded 21st May 1827.

Delay in the division was due to a complaint of a few of the heirs:

Oldham County, Kentucky Order Book B-E 1828-1847, Index
David Thompson Heirs, pages 62, 74, 89, 113, 164, 206, 248, 394, 407, 459, 516, 544, 566

Deed record Oldham County, Kentucky Deed Book C, page 579, division of land of David Thompson

dated 26 March 1836. 

William Scearce her husband wrote his Last Will and Testament 16th of September 1830, which was probated in October of 1830. Executors were his wife, Anna, and sons, John and Henry. (From Annie Walker Burns book, Woodford County, Kentucky Wills, Will Book H, page 438) Image at, “Kentucky Wills and Probate 1774-1989” 

Oldham County, Deed Book ‘C’, page 628 Anna appointed her son, Henry, as her Attorney in fact to sell Susan Thompson’s part of the division of the land of David Thompson, as well as, Ann’s part of twelfth part of the division of her father, David Thompson’s land. This appointment of attorney was dated 28 October 1836. 

 I, Ann Scearce of Woodford County, Kentucky do nominate and appoint my son & friend, Henry Scearce of Woodford County, Kentucky, my true & lawful Attorney in fact to sell and dispose of land in Oldham County, which was allotted to Susan Thompson in a division of land formerly owned by David Thompson, dec’d, descended to heirs of law of Susan Thompson, dec’d of whom the s’d Ann Scearce is one. I also wish to sell & convey the portion allotted to Ann Scearce, she being one of the children and heirs of David Thompson, dec’d. [Signed] Ann Scearce

Anna died in 1847. Henry Searce and Samuel Berry were bound in the amount of $5000 for the appointment of Henry/Harry Searce as the Administrator of the “goods, chattel, and credits of Anne Searce.” (Kentucky Wills and Probate 1774-1989, Woodford County, Kentucky Administrator’s Bonds 1818-1868, image at and