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I'm trying to find some information about the ancestry of a Cornelius Thomas. Here's the info I have about him: "Cornelius Thomas was born in Virginia August 12, 1813, and was reared in Cumberland and Clinton Counties, Kentucky, where his parents lived during his childhood. Cornelius Thomas was married to Sarah Neathery, who was born in Clinton County, Kentucky, November 23, 1823." (I have info on the ancestry of Sarah Neathery.)
He moved to Henry County, MO in 1844, where he lived for the rest of his life. I wonder if you might have any records on him, specifically relating to where I might find his precise place of birth (other than simply "Virginia") or the names of his parents. If not, do you have any other info on people with the surname Thomas who lived in the area ca. 1820-1850?
Thanks Sam Glidden (9/25/11)
I am looking for info on William R. Wilson Born Dec 27, 1862 in Clinton Co. KY. He left home at an early age and never returned. I was told his father was John Wilson but am unable to find any info. Did find a William on the birth record with a diff year, but no record of parents. Looking for any info.
Thanks Richard Wilson (1/16/11)
I am looking for information on Eliza Florence Hammond b: 1/27/1889 d: 4/29/1938. She married Benjammin Arthur Catron and they are buried at Piercy Cemetery KY. Eliza's parents are John R. Hammond and Victoria Moses. I am most interested in finding information on John R. & Victoria Hammond.
Thanks so much. Kimberly England (11/6/10)
My Great Grnadfather was the son of the Rev. Absalom Davis. I am looking for any information you may have regarding he or his family. I have a lot of information going back to John and Jemima Jefferson Collins Davis and would love to add more and maybe connect the dots more.
I am trying to chase down a connection for my great-grandfather Elisha Samuel Wade b. 11/23/1857 Texas?? d/br. 9/19/1939 Abernathy, Texas married 1884-1885 to Susie Carolina Owens b. 8/10/1866 Kentucky d/br. 3/24/1926 Abernathy, Texas. Their children were Mary Oshea; Henry; John; Richard; Dempie; Lula. Looking for his parents.
I'd be grateful for any help. Nita Johnson-Douglas
I’m looking for a Philbert Wright, who died in Clinton County, KY bet 1850-1860 (not in that census). As close as has been determined by other researchers, more closely would be a date around 1858.
Not much is known.
Anything would be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Shirley Varker Gragg (11/29/09)
I am trying to get any info on Peter Franklin, born in 1887 near Albany, in Clinton co. Ky. His father was John Franklin (no additional info) and Peter's wife was Jennie or Janie Benett. Peter died in Frazer, Wayne county on march 22nd 1925. I hve alot of info on Peter and his wife but my brickwall is John Franklin. Any info at all would be very useful.
Thank you all, Robert Franklin (11/23/09)
I am trying to get a copy of a death certificate for my ancestor Richard Wade who passed away in Clinton County, Kentucky on February 7, 1844, or any other pertinent info. He was a Revolutionary War veteran and applied for pension in 1812.
Thanks. R. Lee Wade (7/25/09)
I am trying to find information on William T. Daniel, understand that he was on the 1850 census in Clinton Co. His wife was Delilah Sidwell. Would like a copy of this census if possible or any other information about this family.
Thanks. Doris Swinson (7/25/09)
Trying to find marriage record for Wesley Bell (full name George Wesley Bell) and Fina Perdue. She was most likely Liza Josephine Perdue or Josephine Eliza Perdue. He fought in 13 KY Cal Co E, along with her father William Perdue and her grandfather, Jesse Bell. Her mother was Susanna Bell Perdue, the dau of Jesse Bell/Annice Hall. GW Bell b. abt 1844, perhaps in TN. His wife was b. abt 1850-1852, presumably in Clinton Co. KY. In 1870 census, they are in Jackson Co. IL w/o children, but lst child, Sherman Bell b. sometime late 1870 or 1871. GW BELL and Josephine were probably cousins of some type who married.
Thanks for any help you can give. Sandra Parker (6/25/09)
on John T Cox born 11 Aug 1812 Wayne or Clinton Co, KY. Unknown who
were, but he supposedly had one brother, James (Jim) Cox, two half
brothers, Allen Stanton & Tom Murray, plus 3 sisters (unknown maiden
names) Sallie, Betty & Dorcas. Married Martha G Lewis about 1833.
Martha born 14 Feb 1816 near Albany, Clinton Co. Again unknown parents.
Thanks for any help you can give. Debbie Doyle (6/14/09)
I am searching for
the possible burial place of my GGGrandfather, Lewis Brownloe Beck
His wife was Sarah D. (Prather) Beck (1836-1877). My records
show he was born in Wayne county, Kentucky and died in Clinton, Kentucky.
Thanks for any help you can give. Mike Beck (6/6/09)
I sent the first email, I have found more information.
There were two Lewis Becks, one just Lewis Beck and one Lewis Brownloe
Beck They both show in records of Clinton County with nearly
the same locations and age. I have learned my GGGrandfather
was the Lewis Beck and will probably show that his death was in Texas.
The marriage to Sarah Prather is correct.
I am looking for the parents of Levi Barber who came to Clinton Co. about 1829 from North Carolina. He was my 3rd great great grandfather. I've been told they have been from Conn. but am not sure. I'd appreciate anything that can be confirmed.
Thanks! Steve Thomas (2/14/09)
am looking to find the Carringers that came to Clinton Co. from
North Carolina about 1845. They were listed in the 1850 census records as the following:
I am searching for the parents of Davidson Jones, b. 1766 in VA, died Clinton Co in 1850. His spouse was Sarah Boring. They had children Roland, Abram, Margaret, James, Wilson, Johnson b. 1807 TN (my great-great-grandfather), Fleming, Anderson, Judy, Rebecca, Nancy, George, Jonathan, Bartley, Cyntha, and Susannah. These Joneses all lived out their lives in Clinton, KY, and Overton, Pickett and Morgan, TN counties. I first thought Joshua Jones b. 1739, d. 1816 Monticello, Wayne Co, was his father, but Davidson would have been born 1 year before Joshua married Hannah. Any help would be appreciated. I live near Tulsa, OK. Thank you, Larry Briggs (9/15/08)
My great-grandfather was Ambrose B. Holsapple, married to Louise Gaskin. They were married in Albany in 1894, possibly the same year their second daughter, Corinne, my grandmother, was born, although she may have been born as early as 1892. I can't find them in any
1900 census, but in the 1910 census only the two youngest brothers, Peter and Fred, were at home with their parents. Although I have never been able to find proof, my assumption has been that she was married by 1910, because in that year, her first son, John Rudolph
York, was born, the son of Joseph York, a local man. John's army papers give "Lincoln, Kentucky" as his birthplace. I assume that should be "Lincoln Co., KY." But, there again, I could find nothing by way of marriage or birth documents. In 1913, my grandmother
appears in Chicago where she married my grandfather in April of that year.
GEORGE JOHN WILKERSON, son of William and Ann Wilkerson, was born August 11, 1832 in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England. He was living in Horse Shoe Bottoms , Ky April 07, 1891. He signed a pension petition for his mother-in-law. George married TIRIECE EMALINE ALLEN, a daughter of HENRY ALLEN and NANCY JONES, August 10, 1855 in Clinton County, KY. Tiriece was born 1838 in Tennessee. She was living at Clyde, Ky in 1892.
Tiriece's mother, Nancy Jones Allen died in Wayne County January 1, 1901 and is buried at Mt. Hope, Wayne County, KY.
I'm looking for any information on a Stephen Cotton who was married to a lady named Judea. I believe her last name was Pitman. They had children Starling, Eliza and Tolbert. I found them in a 1860 census with the children. I do know that a few years later Stephan remarries and her name is Elizabeth Wilson, but I do not know when Judea and Stephen divorced. Stephen and Elizabeth Cotton are my gggrandparents. Any information on the Cotton family would be a great help in my research. Thank you, Nora Jones (1/23/2005)
Palmer Smith married Matilda Hays on 27 Jan 1859 in (Clinton), KY. They were the parents of Peter Simon, Martha,
Rebecca J, Mahala and Isekiah Smith. This was Palmer Smith second marriage. I have found Peter and Isekiah families but nothing on Martha, Rebecca and
Mahala. Martha was born abt 1864, Rebecca about 1867 and Mahala abt 1870 all in (Clinton), KY. Palmer and Matilda both died in (Clinton), KY or at least
we think so. Never have found there graves.
I have been searching for my brick wall for over 15 years. Susan Westmoreland b. September 1876 in Tennessee. She was my great grandmother. My grandmother, Noma Emaline Brown b. 2/10/1901 in Clinton Co. Kentucky, told me that Susan was from Pickett Co. Tennessee. I have found no trace of her in Pickett Co. Tennessee. Susan married Eli Parker Brown b. October 1868 in KY. (Probably Clinton Co). They were married April 3, 1896 in Albany, Clinton Co. KY. I have a copy of their marriage bond but on the application they did not list their parents names, it is blank. Eli Brown, sometimes went by Parker Brown, he was the son of Moses Brown b. 1835 and Mary "Polly" Agee b. 1840 both born in Clinton Co. KY.
I have been searching for "any info" on my ggg'grandfather what seems forever. Todate, we family members cannot find any of the following information:
Jacob RICH came to Clinton County after 1833 from Fentress County, Tennessee. He and his family are enumerated on census schedules for the years 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870.
The 1870 census schedule enumerates the family as: Jacob Rich, 74, NC; Dorcas, 71, Tennessee; Martha E., 26, Kentucky; Susannah BEAN, 13, Kentucky. Albany Post Office. What became of this family is my brick wall.
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