Gallatin County Brick Wall

Anyone who wishes to post a query for their "Brick Wall" ancestor here, please email me. And anyone who reads these queries, and can help someone, please do! <g> "What comes around, goes around!"

Please Note: When you compose your Brick Wall query, please make sure you include the family connection to Gallatin Co. Queries sent without this connection will not be posted. I apologize for this but I am receiving many queries with no obvious connection to the county. If you are not sure where in KY your ancestor was from, you can post a query here; ... Thanks


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Posted 09/19/2016 Surname: Batts/Butler Indenture

I would much appreciate thoughts from anyone who might have information on how to obtain a copy of an Indenture/Deed between a Mr. Batts and a Mr
Butler.  This Indenture would be dated circa 1820 and is needed for genealogical research.  I know it exists but have not yet obtained a certified copy of it.  (I have only seen a typewritten facsimile of the Indenture.)  Thank you, Anne E Stohr,, .


Posted 04/06/2015 Surname: Landrum/Landram

 I am researching James P. and Mariah/Maria (Brown) Landrum, who married ca 1825 and lived in Gallatin County, KY. from at least 1826, until their deaths. I am seeking to obtain their burial information. James P. died after the 1870 census when the family was living in Warsaw. Mariah/Maria died sometime after the 1880 census, when she (a widow) was living in Napoleon. Any further information about this couple, would be greatly appreciated. Carolyn Murphy,

Posted 02/09/2015 Surname: Ennis

I have been told that my GGG Grandfather, Ezekiel Ennis, died in Gallatin County in September of 1815. Is there any way of trying to find any burial information? Thank you for any help, Bob Ennis,

Posted 01/26/2015 Surname: Eaton/Bryan

Looking for any information on William Eaton, born 1773 in Frederick, Maryland.  Died June 9, 1817 in Gallatin County.  Wife was Nancy Ann Bryan. Any help will be very much appreciated! Thank you, Cheryl Weatherford Hindmon,


Posted 11/23/2014 Surname: Rosell

Looking for information on Elijah h. Rosell family died 1851 Gallatin Co.. He and his sons were farmers. Looking to confirm parents and that his son George W. Is George Roselle. Any help appreciated, Linda Morris,

Posted 07/06/2014 Surname: Lewis

I am looking for information on my ancestor, Samuel Lewis, who was living in Port William, Gallatin County, KY in 1830 according to the Census.  He drowned in 1833 in the Ohio river.  I am seeking any type of information.  Thank you, Sondra Shands,

Posted 04/14/2014 Surname: Groves/Swango

This is related to my ggrandfather Noah Groves. I know he was born in Grant County Ky in 1858. His family relocated to Estill County for a number of years and then eventually came to Gallatin. Noah married my ggrandmother Candice Swango who grew up in Gallatin County. This was his 2nd marriage and first for Candice. They had one son who was Lawrence Groves. I have found out some info on the Swango family but when it comes to Noah's I come to a "brick wall." Noah died in 1959 at the home of Lawrence on Johnson Road. He is buried at Oakland Baptist cemetery on Johnson Road. He had other children from his 1st marriage. I have a newspaper clipping stating that Samuel Groves was his father and Armedia Groves was his mother. I can not find any docs proving this. If anyone has any info on this please contact me. Thanks, Christine Groves Francis,

Posted 03/20/2014 Surname: Thomas (If you research this family name, please read this post)

While cleaning out my Dad's house recently, we came across a collection of papers that belonged to Katherine Wilson Thomas (1903-1989) who lived in Glencoe. She married Robert Thomas who was the son of Maude Price and Robert P. Thomas who was a prominent doctor in the Gallatin, Owen and Grant County area. It is a large collection of postcards, letters and other documents. There are letters and postcards from WWII as well as a WWI Volunteer Medical Service Corp. certificate belonging to Robert P. Thomas. We are not related to this family. I don't believe that Robert and Katherine had any children. I would like to hear from anyone who may be related to this family. I would like to pass this wonderful collection of papers along to a family relation. Please contact Karen Frans,

Posted 03/11/2014 Surname: Swango/Levell

I am the gr. grand daughter of Thomas Levell (b. 12/21/1837) and Lucinda Swango (b. 1840) in Gallatin Cty, Ky.  Does anyone know a  death date for Lucinda.   I would also like to know who Lucinda Swango’s parents were.  I believe that she and Thomas Levell had 2 children.  John T. (b. 1861) in Gallatin Cty. and James T.   James T. Levell Is my grandfather.  I would appreciate any help anyone could give me.  Thanks,   Sue Levell Kelly (

Posted 02/16/2014 Surname: Eaton

Looking for information on William Eaton 1773-1817 died in Gallatin Co KY.  wife Nancy Ann Bryan 1774-1860 (she is buried in Marion Co Indiana) They came from Frederick MD (date unknown) His father is believed to be William Eaton 1752-1777 and may be buried in Gallatin Co mother was Ann Dayley 1752-1775.  One post says William & Nancy Ann were married
5/19/1793 in Frederick MD. I am suspicious of the dates showing the senior William dying in KY in 1777, several years before they were married in Frederick MD .... looking for more history on when they came to KY and any information before coming to KY. Thanks for any help, Byron Eaton,