The past eleven days have been more epic than I ever thought possible. Ritchey and I traveled to western Kentucky for genealogy research. We visited 18 counties, 36 cemeteries and took more than 3,000 gravestone photos.
Number one on our list was a visit to Livingston County to find out more about his Jolly family, and to photograph gravestones of all family members. That was accomplished!
Number two was to visit cemeteries in as many of the surrounding counties as possible. In addition to Livingston we visited 17 others – Allen, Butler, Caldwell, Christian, Clinton, Cumberland, Hancock, Logan, Lyon, McCreary, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Warren and Wayne!
Father, Abner R. Terry, February 10, 1807 – November 29, 1847. Mother, Eleanor Dyer, February 6, 1805 – December 9, 1892. Daughter, Susan Emaline, wife of Judge John R. Crace, May 5, 1835 – January 20, 1860. Infant daughter, Mary. Terry-Pioneer Cemetery, Trigg County, Kentucky.
When we left Harrodsburg on Saturday morning, the 21st of October, we enjoyed breakfast at the Bluebird Cafe in Standford. Then headed south to cover the southern counties that share a border with Tennessee – McCreary, Wayne, Clinton and Cumberland.
Our home base was Logan County, staying in Garwood Linton’s beautiful cottage farm house – large old trees surrounded the house, leaves of gold, green and red, many fluttering down with the breeze. The old, old cedars that his gr-gr-grandfather, John Wesley Linton, planted after the Civil War, in memory of his company that didn’t make it home. The farm house is so comfortably decorated, but with great style and pizazz! Across the road is Corinth Country Market, with homemade bread, pies and cakes, sandwiches, canned goods, and many other yummy things (we stopped by quite often).
From Logan County we fanned out to the other counties, generally visiting three counties per day. One day was spent at the Logan County Historical Society. Most of the towns we visited were small, with restaurants that concentrated on good food, and people that were so very friendly. It was a wonderful trip – and now I have so much to share with you!