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Five Generations of the Day/Skidmore/Noe/Ledford/Ward Family!

This five generation photo was taken about 1920 – dated primarily using birth and death dates.  The photo belongs to Mr. Richard Ward Webb, superintendent of Burgin Independent Schools – and my boss!  Let’s start with the younger couple in the photo, Mr. Webb’s grandparents.  Susie Ledford Ward (04 Jan 1895 – 21 Aug 1981) is holding baby Harold Ward, and her husband, Robert Harvey Ward (18 Feb 1894 – 17 Apr 1953), is standing on the opposite side of the photo.  Susie’s father, Millard Filmore Ledford (19 Mar 1872 – 24 Feb 1939), stands beside her, and her mother, Rebecca Noe Ledford (03 Ma y1873 – 24 Mar 1926), stands beside Susie’s husband.  The couple standing in the middle of the photo are Rebecca Noe Ledford’s parents – Michael Lane Noe (22 Feb 1850 – 17 Apr 1934) and Eliza Jane Day Noe (18 Apr 1856 – 29 Jun 1944).  The older couple in the photo – sitting in the chairs – are Eliza Jane Day Noe’s parents – William B. Day (07 Jul 1833 – 03 Apr 1927) and Susannah Skidmore Day (18 Sep 1836 – 12 Sep 1924).

Mr. Webb has a very interesting piece of history within his family – as we all do!  His great-great-grandfather, Michael Lane Noe, pictured above, lived in the old General Thomas Kennedy home in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky.  This is the same Tom Kennedy that Harriet Beecher Stowe visited before writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  It is said she based her book on what she saw at this plantation home.  Tom Kennedy definitely ruled with an iron hand – and not only his slaves!  He is said to have fought a duel in his front yard!  He is buried in Manse Cemetery, in Paint Lick.  I have visited the grave – it has been struck by lightning numerous times!

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  1. William Bill Day was my Great GrandFather Lloyd Days brother. Their father was William Alexander “aley” Ledford and Mother was a Nancy Day

  2. Search the Dawes Final Rolls

    Name Age Sex Blood Card No. Tribe Roll No.
    Saphronia Ledford 45 Female 1/4 Card #538 Cherokee by Blood Roll #1547
    Samuel L. Ledford 8 Male 1/8 Card #538 Cherokee by Blood Roll #1550
    Emma Ledford 1 Female 1/64 Card #1135 Cherokee by Blood (Minors)

    Roll #1304

    Name Age Sex Blood Card No. Tribe Roll No.
    Sarah Daylight 24 Female Full Card #1420 Cherokee by Blood Roll #29806
    William A. Day 39 Male 1/8 Card #3359 Cherokee by Blood Roll #8210
    Ruth S. Day 9 Female 1/16 Card #3359 Cherokee by Blood Roll #8211
    Mary E. Day 7 Female 1/16 Card #3359 Cherokee by Blood Roll #8212
    William A. Jr. Day 3 Male 1/16 Card #3359 Cherokee by Blood Roll #8213
    Mattie S. Day 1 Female 1/16 Card #3359 Cherokee by Blood Roll #8214
    Clarence Day 20 Male Full Card #10554 Cherokee by Blood Roll #31326
    Harrison Day 14 Male Full Card #10554 Cherokee by Blood Roll #31327
    Nora Day 7 Female Full Card #10554 Cherokee by Blood Roll #31328
    Grace Day 11 Female Full Card #10688 Cherokee by Blood Roll #31653
    Bennie Weaver Day 8 Male 1/16 Card #273 Cherokee by Blood (Minors) Roll #522
    Lois Evelyn Day 1 Female 1/16 Card #273 Cherokee by Blood (Minors) Roll #523
    Charles E. Dayton 1 Male 1/32 Card #1014 Cherokee by Blood (Minors) Roll #986
    James Day 48 Male Full Card #115 Cherokee Delaware Roll #120
    Katie Day 40 Female Full Card #115 Cherokee Delaware Roll #121
    Andrew Day 16 Male Card #1248 Cherokee Freedmen Roll #3476
    Ella Day 12 Female Card #1248 Cherokee Freedmen Roll #3477
    Lena Day 9 Female Card #1248 Cherokee Freedmen Roll #3478
    Clarence Day 6 Male Card #1248 Cherokee Freedmen Roll #3479
    Addie Day 4 Female Card #132 Cherokee Freedmen (Minors) Roll #147
    Charley Day 2 Male Card #132 Cherokee Freedmen (Minors) Roll #148
    Janie Day 1 Female Card #132 Cherokee Freedmen (Minors) Roll #149
    Vinita Day 21 Female 1/4 Card #1198 Creek by Blood Roll #3850
    Roy L. Day 1 Male 1/8 Card #1198 Creek by Blood Roll #3851
    Lena Day 17 Female Full Card #1401 Creek by Blood Roll #4464
    Henry Day 18 Male Full Card #3132 Creek by Blood Roll #8825
    John Raymond Day 1 Male 1/8 Card #71 Creek by Blood (Minors) Roll #51
    Beatrice Day 3 Female 1/8 Card #792 Creek by Blood (New Borns) Roll #770
    Robert Jr. Day 2 Male 1/8 Card #792 Creek by Blood (New Borns) Roll #771

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