Please send your brick walls. Maybe we can help or at least sympathize.
03/23/13 Surnames: RICHARDSON, WRIGHT
My 3rd great grandparents were Asa RICHARDSON b abt 1808 KY, d abt 1856 and Caroline Emaline WRIGHT b 1818 KY d 1878 KY. They were married 1832 and had at least 10 children according to various census records. Asa had an infant brother Henry according to a guardianship record of 1832 in Hickman Co courthouse. They lived in Ballard County, then part of Hickman. I know a fair amount about them from various court records etc but have not found anything regarding his occupation as a lawman in Ballard County or about his or her parents. There was a Martha J Wright living with them in 1860 who I believe was either a niece or sister-in-law although she was pretty young to be a sister of Caroline's. Caroline also went by the name Emily. If anyone can shed light on who their parents were I would really appreciate it!
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03/11/12 Surnames: PIPER
My father is from Wickliffe Ky. His name was Raymond Charlie Piper and he was B/nov22/1910. His dad name was Benjiman Piper and his mother named was Florence Louise Piper B/Dec21/1889. She passed away Nov 18/1913. I'd like to know what cemetery she at and anything at all about her family or my grandfather family or any pictures of them. Thank you so much.
Hello! My name is Kathleen O'Connell, and I have been doing genealogy research on my mother's side of the family. Her father's kinfolk were from Bardwell, KY in Carlisle county. My grandfather was Barney (or Barnie) Pickett, and he is buried in the new Mississippi Cemetery out on Highway 123. He was killed in 1918 in Mounds, IL in a railroad accident. My grandfather worked for the Illinois Central Railroad and was killed on the job in March of 1918. Would you happen to know how I could find a copy of his obituary? Would I need to contact the Carlisle County newspaper directly?
I thought perhaps the town newspaper would have an account of the accident, given that he was from Bardwell. Barney (or Barnie) was the son of Henry
Pickett (deceased) and Lula Mae Leonard. He had two (2) sisters: Sudie ("Sue") and Pearl Pickett Siegelman. My grandmother's name was Ruth Hendricks Pickett and my mother was Virginia.
I'm trying to find info on the Thompson Family. My great grandfather is John Coleman Thompson born August 29, 1870. John Coleman's parents are Signal Smith Thompson (born May 13, 1846 in Halifax, VA; died June 2, 1918 in Ballard Co, KY) and Sallie/Sarah Shelton (no available info). Signal and Sallie/Sarah are listed in the 1870 census as living in Blandville. I am unable to find any other info on Signal and Sallie/Sarah as a couple, on Sallie/Sarah, or the birth of John Coleman because of the Ballard Co Court House burning in 1880. Records do indicate that Signal Smith Thompson married Frances/Frannie McCuiston (born July 21, 1867, died January 4, 1921) on November 10, 1881. They had 9 children: Eulah M.; Robert; Addie; Katie E; Leora "Lee;" Grace B.; Edward "Eddie" H.; Jessie M. (a girl); and William T.
Signal Smith Thompson's father was also named Signal Smith Thompson (born about 1806 in Halifax, VA; died July 20, 1876 in Ballard) and his mother was Nancy Dismukes (born 1809 in Virginia). They married in 1837 and had 6 children: Annie; John; Indiana; Sarah; Signal Smith; and Susan.
I would appreciate any information anyone could provide on the Signal Smith Thompsons, their spouses, their children and/or their siblings.
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07/31/11 Surnames: ALLEN, SHELTON
I am looking for Joseph Allen born 1803 Kentucky who moved to Gallia Ohio where he married Elvira Shelton. Family stories say he was part Indian. Joseph Allen could read and write. He kept his children's names in a "gentleman's book.", He wrote on the inside cover "Joseph Allen his book" I thought this seemed a strange way to write but have since read about a book that Abraham Lincoln had inscribed the same way.
I have requested pictures of tombstones for Vade & Barnell Mahar. Nationwide grave locators say Vade Mahar is buried there. I would assume it is a military marker. I am unsure if his wife Barnell is there but again I would assume she is buried near her husband.
I have talked to someone at the church but haven't heard back from them.
Does someone have a complete listing of the burials?
Vade is my husbands uncle and I am anxious to have a picture of the stone.
Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Email: Jan CTobin23@aol.com
10/29/10 Surnames: O'CONNOR, BARLOW, TAYLOR
I have been doing genealogy on my family lines for 40 years, I am at that brick wall on these members of my family:
Daniel O'Connor born 1857 in Graves co Ky. He is listed in the St Jerome Church records as being baptised there. He was married, first to Jeanette (Nettie) Barlow and next to Hillery Taylor. This was probably in Carlise co as that is where Daniel's son Earnest O'Connor was born. I have not been able to find the marriage dates, nor have I found a death record for Daniel. Any information about him or his wives would be so helpful.
Seeking Nancy Unknown-maiden-name, possibly from Ballard Co: Per the census in Smith County TN, She was born in 1817 KY. Find her first in 1840 Smith Head of Household with 3 children. John Lear/Leer, Elizabeth Isadora, William Riley Carver. In the Smith Co 1850 Census she is married to John A Hughes and has two more children, Nancy S and Zachary Hughes. John Lear/Leer Carver went to Illinois and his family is well documented there, however no one knows where this Nancy came from, Her other children no Bible or records on who she was and this is a Hugh Hugh Brick wall that many in the family have chipped at and never found the answer. John was born around 1833/34, Elizabeth about 1835/36 and William Riley about 1837/38. Elizabeth Carver married Birdwell Law of Macon County TN, Nancy S Hughes/Huses married 4 times, S H Holliman 1861, William Riley Thomas 1872 and Samuel Kent 1882 but in 1880 census in Smith county she was using the last name of Staley. William RIley went to Illinois and joined his brother John. The mother is almost impossible to trace however we keep trying about every 6 months to post and try to see if someone may have come upon some inforamtion that will help.
Searching for information on Elijah Sullivan, wife Sarah Goins, and I have some of the info on there children, John, Cinthia, James, and Ollie. Cinthia and Ollie I only have speculation information. This family is located in the 1880 census although John is listed as Jamie. But this is the correct family. I can't locate any info on Elijah before or after the 1880 census. The same with Sarah. I am trying locate a marriage cert. for them with the hopes that info can be obtained.
I did visit the Mt. Zion Cemetery located just outside of Mayfield. There are a lot of Sullivan's buried there. There is an Elijah Sullivan buried there. The stone doesn't look as old as it's date. The only date I could locate was a birth date of April 1825. I couldn't dig down any deeper with the stick I had. I suspect that there may not even be a death date. His stone was located by itself without any other stones nearby. So I don't know if this is the correct Elijah or not. Some information I have found suggests that Elijah is the son of Uriah Sullivan (born1794 died1881). But I can't verify anything about that. Elijah apparently went by the nickname of Lige or Ledge.
Elijah and Sarah are my 3rd ggparents.
My email is TSully980@aol.com and many thanks!
WHO was G. P. CRABTREE who murdered Isaac N. Coffee in 1896 in Cairo, IL?
Does anyone know any more details about this murder and/or what happened to G. P. Crabtree?
From the out-of-print book, "Vital Statistics of Far Western Kentucky", by M. Juliette Magee
I. N. (Isaac) COFFEE, born March 7, 1852, killed in Cairo July 26, 1896 by G. P. CRABTREE, his former clerk. Age 44 years, 4 months, 19 days. Embalmed and buried in Blandville in Vault by I.O.O.F and K. of P. of Cairo, at 3 p. m. on 29th, big funeral.
(Isaac had a Drug Store in Cairo)
Note: Isaac Coffee was from a prominent Ballard Co. Family. His wife was Lucy Prudence BUGG, also from a prominent Ballard Co. family
Does anyone have a photo of Isaac Coffee, Lucy Bugg Coffee or their family members????????
Note - I am not a Crabtree, Coffee or Bugg descendant. I am working on a project about murders of Ballard Co. residents.
Is there any way that I can contact any of the descendants of J.A. Hawkins (1835-1922) and his wife, Alice Hawkins (1844-1916)? They were from Lunenburg County, VA. Also any descendants of Samuel T. Hawkins (1872-1952)and his wife, Vivian T. Hawkins (1882-1963)? Also William "Willie" L. Hawkins(b. abt 1868) and his wife, Susie T. Hawkins (b. abt. 1878)? These men were brothers and nephews of my great grandfather John Thomas Hawkins of Lunenburg County, VA.