Mason County Pioneers
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This page is dedicated to Mason County's pioneers who settled the county while Kentucky was still a wilderness.
These are biographical summaries of Mason County pioneers who arrived before public records were commonly collected. The submitter has documentation proving the place from which the pioneer migrated into Kentucky.
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Submitted by: Beth Pany
Submitted by: Richard Writt
Daniel Runyon Jr.
Submitted by: Phillip Fazzini
PETER DEGMAN II
Submitted by: George EdmondsonDegman, Peter (II)
Father: Peter Degman I, born in Ireland in 1749. Parents not known.
Peter Degman I is first mentioned in the last will and testament of John Ponder of Milton, Delaware in which he leaves the family bible to his daughter Levenia, wife of Peter Degman I.
Peter Degman I died in Sussex County, Delaware in 1776
Mother: Levinia Ponder, descendant of John Ponder, who immigrated 1674 to Annapolis, Maryland aboard the ship Charles of London.
Peter II married: (1) Ruth Killin 1 March 1791, Delaware
14 children from first marriage
Occupation: Boat builder
Rem. to Mason County, KY in 1789
Taught school in Manchester, Ohio in 1814. (Certificate of appreciation from the City Fathers of Manchester, Ohio)
Pur. land at Springdale, Mason County, Kentucky on Cabin Creek and built a home called Maplewood.
Ruth died and is buried on the family farm.
Married: (2) Rose Ellen Love on 20 July 1840, in Georgetown, OH. Rose Ellen was age 20, Peter was age 74.
5 children from second marraige
Last born to them was Howard Sylvester or Sylvester Howard (Ted) Degman who would be my grandfather.
On the death of Peter Degman II, Rose Ellen married William Hall who was also a boat builder.
Will of Peter Degman II on file at the Mason county court house.
See Degman and Akles family history excerpts.
Submitted by: Marla McCullough
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