Will Book A p. 198  Thomas Lilly, late of Bourbon Co., now of Harrison [Kentucky] aged about 78 years gave to each of his children the negroes already deeded to them: Joshua Lilley a negro boy named Nathan, Thomas a negro boy named Jacob, to daughter Susannay Lilly a negro girl named Jane to son-in-law Wm. Way a negro boy Elisha; to daughter Lucy Spoon one negro boy naemd Samuel. To daughter Ann Gohagin negro boy named William for her use during her life time of independent of her husband and at her death the boyd to her two daughters Elizabeth M. Gohagin and Mary Ann Gohangin to be equally divided. To son Joshua Lilley one negro boy named David which I had intended for my son-in-law Joseph Elle[smeared] and he refused to receive him. Having thrown myself on my son, Joshua Lilly to be supported by him in my remaining days, I give to him all my household furniture. Wit: Chas Smith, Reuben Anderson, Jeremiah Mogan. Joshua and Thomas Lilly, Exrs. Dar? 1810 Proved. July 1831. Harrisoin Co. Ky, Will Book A p. 198-199.


John Lilly left a will dated 25 Sept. 1844 in St. Louis Co. Mo. in which he mentioned a marriage contract recorded in Shelby Co. KY. mentioned John Lilly Jr. & Pleasant Lilly sons and heirs of David Lilly, deceased. The executors were Samuel and Joseph Conway. WB C:149. Ann Lilly of Buchanan Co. Missouri was guardian of minor heirs of David R. Lilly, deceased. 6 Jan. 1845: Benjamin was over 14, Sarah Jane Elizabeth Lilly, Mary Ann Lilly, David W. Lilly and Francis Marion Lilly were all under 14. John P. Lilly and James Nichols (husband of Sarah J.) of Buchanan Co. appointed Ann Lilly their attorney to receive their share of the estate of John Lilly of St. Louis. 2 April 1849. Distribution was divided into six shares.

[David Lilly in Cooper co., Mo. 1830, p. 205 with 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 30-40; 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60. (Zachariah would have been 18). Nancy Lilly m. Cooper Co. 11 March 1832 David Byler.

David Lilly with Jacob Chism, was a witness to the will of Spear Fort written 11 February 1828 in Cooper Co. Mo. His land was mentioned in the will of Jacob Wyan written in 1842.  The Lilly Family burial grounds are located at what were the eastern limits of Boonville in 1889, at the foot of the steeply sloping hill, where once was held the Old State Fair...David Lilly was an orchardist and charter member of the First Baptist Church of Boonville, organized in 1843. No stones remain in the cemetery. A Supreme Court case was against Lilly, Sheriff of Cooper Co. He was indicted for allowing Wm. Reid to escape from jail. The Judgment of the Circuit Court was upheld making him responsible. First name not given. Heard April 1831.