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How Can City Directories Help Genealogy Research?

William Franklin Linton standing in front of his grocery store about 1899.

 

City directories are a marvelous source of genealogy information.  Not only do they list who lives in a particular city, and their residential address, but it lists their place of work and that address as well!  I have used city directories in several instances, not only to prove where people lived, but to prove they weren’t living in a particular city.

The following examples are from Louisville, Kentucky.  This was research complied for my dear friend Richard Linton about ten years ago.

The Linton’s listed below are the grandsons of Moses Linton and Nancy Pead.  Moses was the son of Captain John Linton and Ann Mason, and came to Kentucky a few years before his father made the move from Loudoun County, Virginia, to Washington County, in 1818.  Moses moved to neighboring Nelson County, but later in life moved back to Washington County, although his children remained in Nelson and raised their families.  In the book I’m reading on Frankfort, Kentucky, they spoke about how the Depression of 1893 hit the state hard.  Perhaps these men who had worked as farmers for years, with their fathers, felt a new location and a different job would help them support their families.

The cast of characters:  William Yerby Linton, Moses Fillmore Linton and Benjamin Clark Linton – all sons of Moses Linton and Nancy Pead.  Those who moved to Louisville, Kentucky:

  • James Monreo Linton – son of William Yerby Linton
  • William Franklin Linton, John Kennedy Linton, Joseph F. Linton – sons of Moses Fillmore Linton.
  • James Fenton Linton – son of Benjamin Clark Linton

Now let’s see how jobs and home addresses change throughout this six year period.

1894 City Directory – Louisville, Kentucky

  • Linton Brothers (William F. and James Fenton Linton), grocers, 2401 Slevin
  • James Fenton Linton (Linton Brothers) residence 226 7th
  • James Kennedy Linton, packer Louisville Tin and Stove Company, residence 511 22nd
  • James Monroe Linton, engineer Louisville Tin and Stove Company, residence 226 7th
  • William F. Linton (Linton Brothers) residence 2401 Slevin

1895 City Directory – Louisville, Kentucky

  • Linton Brothers (William F. Linton) grocers, 1324 W. Broadway
  • John Kennedy Linton, packer Louisville Tin and Stove Company, residence 2401 Slevin
  • Joseph Fenton Linton (J. F. and J. M. Linton), grocers, 2401 Slevin
  • Joseph Fenton and James Monroe Linton (J.F. & J. M. Linton) grocers, 2401 Slevin
  • James Monroe Linton (J. F. and J. M. Linton) business 2401 Slevin
  • William F. Linton (Linton Brothers) residence 1324 W. Broadway

1898 City Directory – Louisville, Kentucky

  • Linton Brothers (William F. Linton) grocers, 1324 W. Broadway
  • James Monroe Linton, packer, Louisville Tin and Stove, residence 1816 Todd
  • John Kennedy Linton, porter, Robinson-Pettet Company, residence 511 22nd
  • Joseph Fenton Linton, driver, Bridge-McDowell Company, residence 2828 Cleveland Avenue
  • William F. Linton (Linton Brothers) residence 1324 W. Broadway

1899 City Directory – Louisville, Kentucky

  • James M. Linton, packer, Louisville Tin and Stove Company, residence 2136 Duncan
  • John Kennedy Linton, porter, Robinson-Pettet Company, residence 511 22nd
  • Joseph Fenton Linton, grocer, 1628 W. Madison
  • William F. Linton, grocer, 1324 W. Broadway

1900 City Directory – Louisville, Kentucky

  • James M. Linton, packer, Louisville Tin and Stove Company, residence 2136 Duncan
  • John Kennedy Linton, packer, Carter Dry Goods Company, residence 511 22nd
  • Joseph Fenton Linton, clerk, W. F. Linton, residence 1851 Lytle
  • William F. Linton, grocer, residence 1322 W. Broadway

Today In Genealogy History – December 17

Ann Nancy Pead and Moses Linton were married 213 years ago – December 17, 1800 – in Orange County, Virginia.  Moses was the son of John Hancock Linton and Ann Nancy Mason.  Ann and Moses had 5 children:  Benjamin Clark, Nancy Millie, William Yerby, Moses Filmore and Frances Ann Linton.

Linton Baptisms – St. Rose Catholic Church

St. Rose Catholic Church

Washington County, Kentucky

Linton Baptisms

Andrew R. Linton, s/o Andrew and Martha Ellen Hayden Linton, born 12 Mar 1877, baptized at St. Rose 22 May 1877
Ann Linton, d/o Andrew and Martha Ellen Hayden Linton, born 11 Jun 1875, baptized at St. Rose 18 Jul 1875
Benjamin Clark Linton, s/o Benjamin C. and Ann Caroline Newton Linton, age 7 months, sponsor Mrs. Mary Grant, baptized at St. Rose 31 Oct 1845
Catherine Linton, d/o Edward and Catherine Taylor Linton, baptized at St. Rose 15 Apr 1865
Charles Thomas Linton, s/o Andrew and Martha Ellen Hayden Linton, born 16 Aug 1873, baptized at St. Rose 17 Aug 1873
Dr. Moses Lewis Linton, age 30, son of a Methodist minister, husband of Anna Booker Linton, sponsor Dr. John Polin, baptized at St. Rose 7 Apr 1842
James Linton, s/o Andrew and Martha Ellen Hayden Linton, born 26 Apr 1872, baptized at St. Rose 27 Apr 1872
John Francis Linton, s/o John H. and Juliet Green Linton, sponsor Mary Blandford, baptized at St. Rose 19 Apr 1838
John Wilfred Linton, s/o Benjamin W. and Ann Caroline Newton Linton, born 3 Jan 1849, baptized at St. Rose 20 Jun 1849
Martha Jane Linton, d/o Benjamin W. and Ann Caroline Newton Linton, born 13 Dec 1850, baptized at St. Rose 23 Dec 1850
Moses Linton, s/o Benjamin C. and Ann Caroline Newton Linton, born 13 Feb 1847, sponsor Caroline Blandford, baptized at St. Rose 26 Apr 1847
Paul Booker Linton, s/o Dr. Moses Lewis and Anna Booker Linton, sponsor Dr. John Polin, baptized at St. Rose 6 Jul 1843
Samuel Caldwell Linton, s/o James and Martha Craycroft Linton, born 2 Nov 1866, baptized at St. Rose 18 Nov 1866
Thomas Linton, s/o Benjamin W. and Ann Caroline Newton Linton, born 1855, baptized at St. Rose 25 Dec 1870

Today In Genealogy History – July 29

Martha E. Hayes Linton died 173 years ago – July 29, 1840 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Martha married Benjamin Clark Linton April 19, 1828.  They had at least 3 children:  William L., James Fenton and an infant born in 1840, who probably died about the same time as Martha.

Today In Genealogy History – June 24

Ann Caroline Newton and Benjamin Clark Linton were married 172 years ago – June 24, 1841 – in Nelson County, Kentucky.  Benjamin was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead, born in Loudoun County, Virginia, 1806.  Benjamin and Ann had 11 children:  Frank, Benjamin Clark, Moses, John Wilfred, Martha Jane, John H., Thomas, John Edgar, Rolland T., Francis P. and Martin Linton.

Today In Genealogy History – May 3

Moses Linton died 139 years ago – May 3, 1874 – in Nelson County, Kentucky.  Moses was the son of Benjamin Clark Linton and Ann Caroline Newton, born February 13, 1847, in Washington County, Kentucky.  I have no information on marriage.  Moses’ siblings were Frank, Benjamin Clark, John Wilfred, Martha Jane, John H., Thomas, John Edgar, Rolland T., Francis P., Martin, John and John M. Linton.

Today In Genealogy History – December 17, 2012

Ann Nancy Pead and Moses Linton were married 212 years ago – December 17, 1800 – in Orange County, Virginia.  Moses was the son of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Nancy Mason.  Moses and Ann  moved to Nelson County, Kentucky, where they raised a family of 5 children:  Benjamin Clark, Nancy Millie, William Yerby, Moses Filmore and Frances Ann Linton.