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REUBEN TOLLE5 (George4; Roger3; Tobias2; Roger1)

Reuben Tolle, son of Susannah (?) and George Tolle Sr, was born 11 Jan 1786 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He was the bondsman on 14 Jun 1811 for the marriage of his sister Rebecca in Fauquier County.

Two Reuben Tolle's (cousins) turned up in the Lewis/Mason County area of Kentucky, and it is sometimes difficult to be sure which one is him. He may not have been there yet in 1811 when a Reuben was listed on the tax roll. It must have been about this time that he was married to a woman named Mary, but her maiden name is unknown at this time.

His name was on all of the census records of Mason County for all of the years 1820 through 1870. He was also mentioned in a Court Order book in 1820, and he was on the Bill of Sale list for the inventory of the estate of his father in 1821. He was appointed overseer of the road from Phillips Mill to Cornelius Carynell's in 1829.

On 4 Apr 1857 Reuben and his brother Lewis Tolle signed as witnesses to the bounty land claim of their sister Rebecca (Tolle) Dunaway, for service of her husband in War of 1812.

Reuben Tolle died on 1 Aug 1871 in Mason County, Kentucky. He was buried in the Tolle cemetery on Route 1237 in Lewis County, Kentucky. His wife and other family members are buried there too.

In his will, he left his estate to his wife Mary and daughter Matilda. After their deaths, $100 was to go to his son Marmaduke Tolle for taking care of Mary and Matilda. The rest was to be divided equally, except that share that would go to Matthias B. was to go instead to Matthias's two children. The other 3/4 to go to Marmaduke, Mattoy and Marion. Matthias at first contested this will, but then withdrew from it.

It is not known why Reuben apparentlly disinherited this son. Reuben's probate covers many pages in the Deed and Will Books of Lewis County.

The children of Mary (?) and Reuben Tolle were:

  • MATTHIAS BEVERLY TOLLE6 born about 1812 probably Mason County, Kentucky; married Susan Minerva Smith.
  • MATILDA B. TOLLE6 born between 1810-1820 Mason County, Kentucky. She never married. She died 24 Sep 1868 and is buried in the Tolle cemetery on Route 1237 in Lewis County, Kentucky.
  • (a Female) born between 1810-1820 Mason County, Kentucky as found in the 1820 census.
  • MARMADUKE B. TOLLE6 born 22 Jan 1822, Mason County, Kentucky. He never married. He died 26 Aug 1899 and was buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery in Orangeburg, Kentucky. He died in the home of his niece Mrs Lewis M. Collis.
  • MATTOY B. TOLLE6 born Jun 1827 Mason County, Kentucky; married 1st Serelda Williamson; married 2nd Nancy Foxworthy.
  • MARION B. TOLLE6 born about 1829, Mason County, Kentucky; married Sophia A. Dye.


REBECCA TOLLE5 (George4; Roger3; Tobias2; Roger1)

Rebecca Tolle, daughter of Susannah (?) and George Tolle Sr, was born about 1792 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She was married on 14 Jun 1811 in Fauquier County, Virginia to Jarvis Dunaway. Her brother Reuben Tolle was bondsman. The name was spelled Towle on the bond. Rebecca was on the Bill of Sale list of the inventory of her father in 1821 in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Rebecca filed a claim in 1857 for bounty land due her late husband from his service in the War of 1812. Two brothers Reuben Tolle & Lewis Tolle signed as witnesses. They signed, but Rebecca made her mark. This claim was for 160 acres in the State of Kentucky.

The only known child of Rebecca (Tolle) and Jarvis Dunaway was:


PRESLEY TOLLE5 (George4; Roger3; Tobias2; Roger1)

Presley Tolle, son of Susannah (?) and George Tolle Sr, was born 11 Jan 1792 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He was on the tax rolls of Fauquier County, Virginia 1809-1814. He married on 18 Nov 1816 in Fauquier County, Virginia to Harriet F. Collis, daughter of George Collis.

Presley moved to Kentucky, as the rest of his family did, and he purchased forty acres of land on 1 Oct 1819 on the Flemingsburg Road, for George and Peggy Gilkinson for a cost of $240. He was on the tax rolls for Mason County, Kentucky for 1820-1835, and Lewis County, Kentucky for 1834.

Presley was quite young, only 47 years, 8 months, and 19 days old at his death on 30 Sep 1839. He was buried in the Tolle cemetery on Route 1237 in Lewis County, Kentucky.

The only child of Harriet (Collis) and Presley Tolle was:

  • CECELIA ELLEN TOLLE6 born 18 Jan 1819 Fleming County, Kentucky; married Lewis Bean Wallingford.


LEWIS TOLLE5 (George4; Roger3; Tobias2; Roger1)

Lewis Tolle, son of Susannah (?) and George Tolle Sr, was born 25 Aug 1794 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He first appeared on the tax rolls of Mason County, Kentucky for 1812 & 1823-1824, and for Lewis County, Kentucky for 1819-1852.

His name was on the Bill of Sale for the inventory of his father in 1821, and he also purchased 1 negro woman for $601.00 and 1 negro woman and child for $551.00 from his father's estate.

He was married to Matilda Lynn before 1821. In 1824, he purchased 184 acres on Cabin Creek, and he purchased an additional 145 acres in 1825. There were many other deed transactions in his name during the years of 1825-1880. In 1831, he was bondsman for the marriage of his niece Julia Ann Dunaway and Wm. G. Bean.

He was found on all of the census records from 1840 through 1880, and he was on the 1850 slave schedule with one female age 10. On 4 Apr 1857, he and his brother Reuben Tolle signed as witnesses to the claim of their sister Rebecca (Tolle) Dunaway for bounty land due from he deceased husband's war of 1812 military service.

Matilda (Lynn) Tolle died 9 Oct 1867, and at Carr's Hotel in Maysville, Kentucky, on 10 Aug 1875 the 81 year old Lewis married 41 year old Mary Ann Davis. She was a widow with at least four children.

They signed a pre-nuptial agreement.

"This agreement and ante nuptial contract made and entered into this 10th day of August 1875 between Lewis Tolle of the one part of Mason County Ky and Mary A. of the other part of Lewis County Ky. Witnesseth: that where marriage has been agreed upon and is about to be consummated between said Lewis Tolle and said Mary A. Davis now it agreed that after the marriage of said Lewis Tolle and Mary A. Davis, the said Mary A. Davis is to have no interest whatever in the estate of said Tolle at his death to take no other or further interest in his estate by reason of her marriage to him and said Tolle is to have not interest whatever in any estate she has or may have by reason of his marriage with her, and each of said parties is at liberty to manage control and dispose of his or hers as they may choose."
Signed by Lewis Tolle and Mary A. Davis, and witnessed by Wm. Carr and G.L. Lyons.

Lewis died 29 mar 1883 in Mason County, and he was buried in the Tolle cemetery on Route 1237 in Lewis County. Matilda is also buried there, as well as some of their children.

A news item in the Maysville Eagle April 1883 says "Uncle Lewis Tolle, an old respected citizen, died last week"

The children of Matilda (Lynn) and Lewis Tolle were:

  • SUSAN E. TOLLE6 born 6 Aug 1822 in Lewis County, Kentucky. She married AMBROSE DUDLEY TOLLE, her cousin, son of John Tolle and Elizabeth Debell. They had no children. She died 26 Feb 1908 and is buried in the Tolle cemetery on route 1237 in Lewis County, Kentucky.
  • PAULINE ANN TOLLE6 born about 1825 in Lewis County, Kentucky; married Elias Debell.
  • GEORGE L. TOLLE6 born 9 Sep 1826 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He died before 1850 and is buried in the Tolle cemetery on Route 1237 in Lewis County, Kentucky. His tombstone was broken and the date of death is not legible.
  • FRANCIS MARION TOLLE6 born 15 Jun 1827 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He married Nancy Dorcas Tulley. They had no children, but raised 18 adopted children. He died 28 Jan 1912 and is buried in the Maysville cemetery in Maysville, Kentucky. (see their obituaries)
  • HELEN F. TOLLE6 born about 1830 in Lewis County, Kentucky. She was married about 1867 to William Clark, but nothing is known of any descendants at this time. She died after 1884.
  • RICHARD PRESLEY TOLLE6 born Nov 1832 in Lewis County, Kentucky; married Jarinda S. Wallingford.
  • OLLISON H. TOLLE6 born 25 Uan 1834 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He never married. He died on 18 Mar 1859 at age 24 of Typhoid Fever. He was buried in the Tolle cemetery on Route 1237 in Lewis County, Kentucky.
  • MARY MATILDA TOLLE6 born 22 Mar 1836 in Lewis County, Kentucky; married James Madison Hull.
  • LEWIS DUDLEY TOLLE6 born 12 Oct 1839 in Lewis County, Kentucky; married Ann Eliza Soward.



This concludes Generation Five of the George Tolle Sr Branch

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