Robinson-Lapsley Family – New Providence Cemetery

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWilliam Robinson, born October 16, 1807, died March 1, 1860, New Providence Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

William Robinson was born in 1807 in Mercer County, Kentucky.  He married Sarah Jane Lapsley, daughter of James Finley Lapsley and Charlotte Adeline Cleland, April 9, 1833.  William and Sarah had at least four children, Mary E., Charlotte, George and Sarah F.  Mary and Sarah died at a young age.  Sarah Jane died May 6, 1849, less then a month after her daughter Sarah, and slightly less than a year after her birth.  Perhaps there was a childbirth illness that left her weak and unable to recover.  William lived for another eleven years, dying before the outbreak of the Civil War.  Children Charlotte and George lived to adulthood and into their 70’s.  This family is buried at New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Mercer County.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSarah Jane, wife of William Robinson, born October 3, 1812, died May 6, 1849

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMary E., daughter of W. and S. J. Robinson, born May 21, 1837, died October 27, 1842

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSarah F., daughter of W. and S. J. Robinson, born May 9, 1848, died April 13, 1849

Early Marriages – Jefferson County, Kentucky

Early Marriages – Jefferson County, Kentucky

  • Thomas Minor Winn married Betsey Floyd – October 25, 1790
  • Edmund Rice married Mary Baxter – November 2, 1790
  • John Beall married Catherine Stuckey – November 11, 1790
  • James Sneed married Catherine Erickson – December 14, 1790
  • David French married Margaret Shively – December 20, 1790
  • Cadwallader Slaughter married Lucy Slaughter – December 26, 1790
  • Samuel Phillips married Elizabeth Ross – January 6, 1791
  • Henry Houghland married Rachel Ryker – January 6, 1791
  • John McManus married Anne Williamson, widow – January 16, 1791
  • Jacob Hubbs married Asenath Williams – January 18, 1791
  • Culbertson Park married Sarah Thickstun – February 23, 1791
  • Amos Goodwin married Mary Johnson – February 20, 1791
  • Abraham Demaree married Eleanor Clines – February 17, 1791
  • James O’Fallon married Fanny Clark – February 21, 1791
  • Zachariah Fisher married Phoebe Brackett – March 1, 1791
  • John Wilcox married Sarah Boone – March 1, 1791
  • Frederick Keiser married Mary Ann Cornwall – March 5, 1791
  • Bartlett Asher married Margaret Curry – March 21, 1791
  • Wiatt Eastis married Margaret Talbert – March 17, 1791
  • Edward Dantford married Polly Wilson – March 19, 1791
  • John Lalvo married Martha Patten – April 2, 1791
  • Aaron Vancleave married Elizabeth Griffin – June 2, 1791
  • John Stuart married Elizabeth Hughes – May 15, 1791
  • William Cornelius married Catharine Hawk – May 21, 1791
  • John Risley married Anne McKeag – May 27, 1791
  • Reubin Eastin married Hannah Taylor – June 4, 1791
  • Samuel Green married Elizabeth Kuykendall – June 7, 1791
  • James Adams married Sarah Kinnison – June 15, 1791
  • Thomas Jordan married Catharine Gilmore – June 29, 1791
  • William Rhodes married Ann Fitzpatrick, widow – June 30, 1791
  • John McDonnell married Mary Bruner – June 30, 1791

Appleman and Adkins Obituaries

Obituaries – Bracken County, Kentucky

Nicholas J. Appleman

October 1, 1943

Nicholas J. Appleman, 73, well-known farmer, living on the Augusta-Minerva Pike, about three miles from Augusta, was found dead in his bed early Friday morning, October 1, 1943. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

News of the passing of this good citizen came as a shock, not only to the immediate family, but to residents of Augusta and the surrounding territory as well. A familiar figure on our streets, Mr. Appleman, on Tuesday evening preceding his passing, had attended a card party sponsored by the Mary Martha Society of St. Augustine Church at the Parkview Hotel, and seemed to be in the best of health and spirits.

Well known throughout Bracken and Mason counties, Mr. Appleman was a substantial and dependable citizen, and was liked by all. He was a man of worthy character, a devout member of St. Augustine Church, and a man who will be greatly missed in the community.

Mr. Appleman was born in Bracken County on February 12, 1870, a son of the late Fred and Katherine Staunton Appleman, and had spent his entire lifetime in the county.

Surviving are four sons and four daughters, all of whom reside in the vicinity of Augusta. They are Edward, Bernard, Thomas Frederick and Charles Appleman, Mrs. Fred Welte, Mrs. Joseph Ulrich, Mrs. James Weldon and Mrs. Carl Goecke. Also, he leaves a brother, Fred Appleman, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Coughlin, both of near Augusta. Mrs. Appleman, to whom he had been married forty-four years, preceded him in death in 1940.

Requiem High Mass was intoned Monday morning at nine o’clock at St. Augustine Church by the pastor, the Rev. M. E. Tierney.

Interment, under the direction of the H. B. McClellan Funeral Home, followed in the Catholic Cemetery on the Hill.


William O. Adkins

May 1936

The following taken from the Kentucky section of the Cincinnati Enquirer of Monday, May 25, tells of the death of W. O. Adkins, who married Miss Louise Fagan of Chatham, who is known to many of this county.

William O. Adkins, retired Covington postal official, died yesterday at his home, 105 Dixie Place, Fort Thomas, after a month’s illness. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Adkins, who had served under four Covington Postmasters, entered the government service March 3, 1899, in Cincinnati. He was transferred to the Covington Post Office July 1, 1900. He was promoted to the office of cashier June 1, 1906.

On February 1, 1914, he became Superintendent of the Latonia Station. After serving six years in that position he was returned to the main Post Office as clerk in charge of distribution of mails. He retired in 1926 after 27 years in the mail service.

Mr. Adkins was a member of Latonia Lodge, Knight of Pythias.

His widow, Mrs. Louise Fagan Adkins; one son, Audrey F. Adkins, Elwood, Indiana; one daughter, Miss Antha Adkins; one sister, Mrs. C. B. Necamp, Long Island, New York and two brothers, J. E. Adkins and E. E. Adkins, Houston, Texas, survive him.

Services are to be held tomorrow with burial in Highland Cemetery. T. M. Swindler, Latonia, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Thomas Family at Antioch Christian Cemetery

IMG_8806Thomas Family at Antioch Christian Cemetery

Casey County, Kentucky

Isaiah Thomas married Susan L. in 1877, according to the 1900 Casey County census.  Isaiah is listed as 52, married for 23 years.  Susan is 45, listed as having born five children and all five still living.  The children in the 1900 census were M. J., 22, a daughter, Cleo, 20, Lula B., 18, Lucy A., 15, and Estelle 13.  In the 1880 census, the family is living in Russell county.  Isaiah Thomas is listed as 32, a store clerk, Susan, 24, Mary, 2, and Cleo, 8/12.

If we go to the 1850 census for Casey County, Isaiah, 2, is listed with his parents, Charles C. Thomas, 30, Polly, 24, Margaret, 5, and Zephrona, 3, a daughter.

Daughter Mary J. died September 11, 1902, and Isaiah followed soon afterward on November 13th.  Did they have a similar illness?  Consumption was very typical at that time.

IMG_8727Isaiah C. Thomas, Mary 23, 1848 – November 13, 1902.  Susan L. Thomas, March 2, 1855 – September 29, 1931

IMG_8726Mary J., daughter of I. C. and S. L. Thomas, born January 10, 1878, died September 11, 1902

IMG_8728In Loving Remembrance, Stella, daughter of I. C. and S. L. Thomas, born November 4, 1886, died June 8, 1909

Stella died June 8, 1909, leaving the mother and three children.  Even though Susan Thomas lived until 1931 I cannot find her listed in a census.  Perhaps she married again?

Antioch is a beautiful church and the cemetery is well-kept.  Ritchey and I enjoyed our visit!

Deaths – Hancock County, Kentucky

Deaths – Hancock County, Kentucky

  • William B. Snyder, age 22, died February 27, 1855, born in Hancock County, son of Frederick and Louisa Snyder
  • James Starks, age 56, died June 9, 1855, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • William Steinbaugh, age 39, died December 24, 1853, born in Ohio
  • Henry D. Sterett, age 31, died December 1, 1854, born in Hawesville, son of Green and Liles Sterett
  • Irene E. Stinger, age 33, died March 10, 1859, born in Jefferson County, daughter of Edward Stinger
  • Elizabeth Stowers, age 34, died April 7, 1852, born in Hancock County, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Maxy
  • Elizabeth Strow, age 35, died November 8, 1861, born in Hancock County
  • Eliza Jane Tabour, age 42, died July, 1858, born in Bushville, daughter of L. and Susan Nichols
  • John Tindale, age 18, died July 27, 1852, born in Hancock County, son of H. and Eliza Tindale
  • Elizabeth Wallen, age 52, died March 11, 1858, born in Virginia, daughter of William and Jane Pointer
  • Susan Watkins, age 26, died June 10, 1855, born in Hancock County, daughter of Jacob and Tabitha Corley
  • Wolford Wheatley, age 38, died August 11, 1853, born in Nelson County, son of Leonard and Nancy Wheatley
  • William Wilkey, age 74, died 1859, born in Perry County, Indiana, son of Jonathan and Nancy Wilkey
  • A. Williams, age 15, died November 18, 1861, born in Hancock County, son of T. P. and E. S. Williams
  • Catharine Williams, age 28, died September 16, 1854, born in Harrodsburg, daughter of James and Dorothy Starks
  • Elisha Williams, age 42, died February 10, 1853, born in Breckinridge County, son of William and Frances Williams
  • Elvira Williams, age 21, died June 23, 1854, born in Hancock County, daughter of James and Sarah Gatewood
  • Frank Williams, age 20, died October 16, 1854, born in Hancock County, son of Henry W. Williams
  • John H. Williams, age 26, died March 28, 1859, born in Hancock County, son of H. W. and Nanny Williams
  • Levi Williams, age 15, died April 7, 1859, born in Hancock County, son of H. W. and Nanny Williams
  • Molly Ann Williams, age 16, died February 21, 1853, born in Hancock County, daughter of Nathan A. Williams
  • Pullen Williams, age 47, died October 28, 1854, born in Shelbyville, daughter of Henry and Milly Pullen
  • Emily Wilson, age 22, died June 1, 1857, born in Hancock County, daughter of James and Mary Frazier
  • Sarah Wilson, age 40, died March 8, 1852, born in Boone County
  • Nancy Young, age 53, died September 14, 1858, born in Breckinridge County, daughter of George and Polly Bruner
  • Ann Younger, age 18, died October 5, 1859, born in Shelby County, daughter of George M. and E. Younger

The Spout Springs Times – Estill County

The Spout Springs Times, Estill County, Kentucky

January 17, 1901

James B. Ireland, who would have been one hundred and four years old next June, died Sunday near Skillman, Kentucky.

John G. Fee, the noted abolitionist and founder of Berea College, died suddenly at his home at Berea Friday evening.

Frank Flinchum, of Powell County, was struck in the breast by a slab and instantly killed while working in a saw mill at Natural Bridge.

John W. Elkin was in the village Tuesday. He has bought a building site near Iron Mound post office and will build at once and run a general store at that place.

Mr. Jesse Fitzpatrick and Miss Julia Ann Crow were married at the residence of William Stone, Friday, January 11, Elder B. S. Burgher officiating.

Mrs. Bettie Vaughn, wife of Milt Vaughn, of near Irvine, died at her home, Thursday, January 10. Burial Saturday at the Christian Church on Hardwick’s Creek.

Rankin Clemmons, one of the wealthiest farmers in Fayette County, was assaulted and robbed at the front door of his home, five miles from Lexington, about 8 o’clock Saturday night. The robbers are unknown.

Married at Jackson, January 1, Mr. Archie Scott to Miss Cappie Little. Mr. Scott lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He used to be in business at this place. We extend congratulations.

Died January 11, Mr. Corey, a former assistant cashier in the Clay City National Bank. Mr. Corey was a good old man and had a host of friends in Clay City who will be grieved to hear of his death. Mr. Corey had been in failing health for some time, but was confined to his room only a few weeks. He was taken to Lexington to the hospital last week, where he died. He had no relatives in this country, and was about 75 years old.

Clinkinbeard-Strode Families – Winchester Cemetery

IMG_1704_1Clinkinbeard and Strode Families

Winchester Cemetery, Clark County, Kentucky

William Clinkinbeard was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, October 10, 1761.  He came to Kentucky at an early age since he married Mary Mooney in 1781 at Fort Boonesborough in what is now Madison County,  According to the above plaque William was a Private in the Fayette County Militia during the Indian Wars.  He was also a Private in the 5th Regiment of the Mounted Kentucky Volunteers during the War of 1812.  Mary Mooney Clinkinbeard was born May 10, 1756, and died March 15, 1840, in Clark County, Kentucky.  William Clinkinbeard died October 13, 1844.

IMG_1703_1William Clinkinbeard, born October 10, 1761, died October 13, 1844

William’s son, John Clinkinbeard, was born August 16, 1792, in what is now Clark County, Kentucky.  He married Sally Strode, daughter of John Strode and Ruth Constant, from Strode’s Station.  Strode’s Station was within the county, not too far from Fort Boonesborough.

In the 1830 census of Clark County John Clinkinbeard is listed with four males under the age of 5, two males aged 5-9, one male 30-39; two females aged 5-9, one female aged 10-14 and one female 30-39; three male slaves under the age of 10, one male slave aged 10-23, and one female slave aged 10-23.

In the 1850 census John is listed as a farmer, age 57, Sally, 52, Jonathan, 23, Stephen, 22, James, 21, Elmore, 16, Thomas, 15, Simeon, 14, Ruth E., 13, Andrew, 11, Allen, 10, and Sally, 7.  In 1860 the children listed living with John and Sally are Elmore, 25, Jonathan, 28, Ruth, 20, Andrew, 18, Allen K., 17, and Sallie 15.

IMG_1697_1John Clinkinbeard, born August 16, 1792, died April 28, 1870

IMG_1696_1Salley, wife of John Clinkinbeard, died November 29, 1866, aged 68 years

John Strode and Ruth Constant, parents of Sally Strode, are also buried in Winchester Cemetery.  They were from James County, Virginia.

IMG_1702_1John Strode, born September 25, 1768, died August 2, 1834

IMG_1701_1Ruth, wife of John Strode, born March 24, 1770, died August 21, 1845


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