- Born: 22 Feb 1819, Daviess County, Kentucky
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Moseley on 19 Feb 1838 in Daviess County, Kentucky
- Died: 2 Sep 1905, Ohio County, Kentucky at age 86
Hartford Herald, Ohio Co., KY newspaper, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1905
issue.(from microfilm in the Ohio Co. Library.)
"Four of Ohio County's oldest landmarks passed to their final rest
last week. Three--Achilles Webb, Beda, aged 86 , James Farmer, of Ralph,
aged 88, and David Owen, of Ralph, aged 70, died Friday and were buried in
the family burying grounds of each, respectively Saturday. The fourth, Mr.
David Westerfield, died at the residence of his son, Mr. Alex Westerfield,
of the Concord neighborhood, Saturday, in the 87 year of his age. His
remains were taken to Mt. Hermon church, near Beda, Sunday, and after
funeral services by Rev. R. D.Bennett, his remains were interred in the Mt.
Hermon Cemetery in the presence of a large circle of friends and relatives."
In the same issue an item in one of the neighborhood news sections:
" EAST OF HARTFORD [Special to THE HERALD] Sept. 4. . . Mrs. Tom Wallace
attended the burial of Mr. Dave Westerfield at Mt. Hermon Sunday."
Hartford Republican, Ohio Co., KY newspaper, Friday, Sept.8, 1905 issue
[from microfilm in the Owensboro-Daviess Co. Public Library]
"Since our last issue the county has lost four of its oldest and
most honored citizens: Three of them, Archilles Webb, Beda, aged 86, James
Farmer, of Ralph, aged 88 and David Owen, of Ralph, aged 70, died Friday.
The fourth, Mr. David Westerfield, died at the residence of his son, Mr.
Alex Westerfield, of the Concord neighborhood, Saturday, in the 87th year
of his age.
David married Elizabeth Moseley on 19 Feb 1838 in Daviess County, Kentucky. (Elizabeth Moseley was born about 1819 in Kentucky and died before 1852.)
RECORDS: Westerfield, David to Moseley, Elizabeth; 1838 - Daviess Co., KY, part 22
Submitted by Barbara Westerfield Hilyerd
29 Jun 1998
MAR.LIC:WESTERFIELD, David to MOSELEY, Elizabeth, Daviess Co., Ky, 1838
Submission # 22 by Barbara Westerfield Hilyerd--June 29, 1998
The following information is from photocopies made approximately 30 years
ago by Annas B. Westerfield at the Daviess Co., KY. courthouse. Although
some county records have recently been moved to the state archives at
Frankfort, KY, I believe that the marriage books and the file boxes
containing the original marriage records are still in the storage room in
the basement of the county courthouse.
>From Mar Bk. A, p. 85 which is a chronological listing of marriages with
horizontal lines separating the couples' listings. At the left is a column
which contains the *bond* dates for each couple, then a second column
contains the names of the couples, and a third column contains the
minister's statement which usually gives the actual marriage date.
Apparently,the first two columns were filled in when the license was
obtained, then the third column was filled in when the minister returned
the license to the clerk's office. It appears to be in the handwriting of
the deputy clerk.
"19th Feby 1838"/"David Westerfield to Elizabeth Moseley"/"On the 20th
[underlined] of Feby 1838 I joined in wedlock the within named couple
John Pinkston M. M. E. C."
>From a photocopy of the original marriage record. The file box is not
identified, but I believe the boxes have the years listed on the front.[The
copy shows the foldlines and holes of the original.]
On the outside fold:
19th Feby 1838"
Then, written sideways, immediately under the above date:
"on the 20th of Feb
1838 I Joined in
wedlock the within named Couple
Inside is the following:
"Kentucky Daviess County Sct
i John S McFarland Clerk of the Count Court for the County
of Daviess certify that bond and security has been executed in my office
agreeably to Law for a License to issue for the mariage of David
Westerfield and Elizabeth Moseley this is therefore to authorize and permit
you to join in the holy state o matrimony the siad David Westerfield and
Elizabeth Moseley agreeably to the rules of the Church of which you are a
member and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under
my hand the 19th day of February 1838
To any minister(hole) of the Gospel (John S. McFarland CK
or justice of the peace duly au= (
thorized to execute (a hole?by? James Johnson ?DC?"
David next married Catherine Ann Sutton Ralph.