How can it be said a gravestone is just a gravestone? Each and every one, regardless of the size or carvings or decorations, is a memento of the person whose name is on the stone. Sometimes we are given two pieces of information – birth and death dates. […]
Ritchey and I visited this cemetery August 8, 2015.
All of us grieve for Kentucky. Tornadoes ripped through the state early Saturday morning. Western Kentucky was hit by a tornado that started in Arkansas and was on the ground for over 200 miles. Mayfield, in Graves County, suffered much damage. The top of the courthouse is gone. […]
Our story today begins with the Golladay plot and gravestones located in Maple Grove Cemetery in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. The cemetery is the ending story for a family, but a good start for a genealogist to work their way back. Jacob Shall (name carved incorrectly on the […]
Fountain Run Cemetery is located in Monroe County, Kentucky, on the southwestern edge with Barren County.
Since I wrote the article on Thomas T. Jewell in May, I’ve wanted to share photos that Ritchey and I took on our last trip west for genealogy research – his family. I was amazed to see the date was 2002 – almost 20 years ago. I have […]
Saint Lawrence Catholic Church was built in 1831. Many Catholic settlers from Nelson County moved to the western portion of the state, Daviess County. In Memory of Eliza Jane Clements, Consort of A. H. Clements, who departed this life January 26, 1844, aged 46 years. May she rest […]
Wm. H. Taylor, died June 23, 1865, aged 38 years. ‘Whom the Gods love die young.’ John Taylor, died March 9, 1841, Aged 74 years. Mary L. Taylor, died November 10, 1859, Aged 76 years. Our Mother, Eliza A. Moore, died December 14, 1885, Aged 70 years. A […]
The Lexington Herald, Fayette County, Kentucky Sunday, July 28, 1946 Matthew Dawson Maddox, 90, retired farmer and life-long resident of Fleming County, died at midnight Friday at the home of a granddaughter, Miss Lela Milton, 160 North Broadway, Lexington, after a brief illness. He was a son of […]
Jonathan Taylor was commissioned Ensign in the American Army by Gen. George Washington in 1792 and was at St. Clair’s defeat November 4, 1793. He was commissioned Lieutenant by General Washington in 1795 in the 4th Sub-Legion. He rendered distinguished service as aide-de-camp to Gen. Anthony Wayne, with […]