Taken from Kentucky: A History of the State by Battle, Perrin and Kniffin. Dr. James R. Hughes, one of the extensive farmers of Nelson County, was born in Washington County, Kentucky, July 8, 1821, of a family of seven children born to John Hughes, Jr., and Martha H. […]
Lucy Crewdson was born 226 years ago – August 17, 1785 – in Virginia. Lucy was the daughter of William Crewdson and Milly Newman. She married Benjamin Franklin Linton April 12, 1805, in Fluvanna County, Virginia. Lucy and Benjamin had 12 children: Mildred, Moses, Nancy, John, Thomas Crewdson, […]
Receipt of Edward B. Edwards for George Smith Note by Phyllis Brown: This is one of the old records my great-aunt, Lillie Montgomery Goodrich, gave me during one of my visits with her. She and I loved to look through all her genealogy treasures – those left by […]
Ebenezer Jewell was born 220 years ago – August 16, 1791 – in Coos County, New Hampshire. Ebenezer was the son of John Jewell and Hannah Quimby. He married Patience Quimby November 12, 1812, in Grafton County, New Hampshire. They moved to Maine shortly after their marriage. Ebenezer […]
The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Kentucky July 15, 1896 Mrs. Martha Canada, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died, Saturday, July 11, at her late home on Lexington Street. For three weeks, confined to her bed and never once heard to murmur, she waited with true Christian resignation […]
Catherine McIlvoy was born 200 years ago – August 15, 2011 – in Caldrain, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, the daughter of Alexander McIlvoy and Mary Magdalene McConley. Catherine married Stith Thompson May 19, 1835, in Washington County, Kentucky. They had eight children: Alexander, William Robert, John M., Sarah […]
Peter B. F. Adams, Pension Application Pension number S30.814 Virginia Made application for pension on December 7, 1835, in Fayette County, Kentucky, age 75, states that he was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, March 11, 1759, but was a resident of Washington County, Kentucky, at time of […]
Susannah Jones was born 311 years ago – August 14, 1700 – to Captain Roger Jones and Mary Churchill. Susannah was the granddaughter of Colonel William Churchill of Middlesex County, Virginia, originally from Oxfordshire, England.
This is a picture of my great-grandparents and their family in Washington County, Kentucky. It has the date of 1910-1913 written on the back. However, I can date this to 1913. Daughter Laura Frances died of tuberculosis December 11, 1912. Since the other family members are in the […]
Molly Jewell was born 262 years ago – August 13, 1749 – in Essex County, Masssachusetts. Molly was the daughter of John Jewell and Hannah Lancaster, who were married February 19, 1734. John Jewell’s great-grandfather, Thomas Jewell, was from Surrey, England.