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Tobin Family Obituaries – Franklin and Marion Counties

Lawrence and Mary Tobin’s graves in Frankfort Cemetery, Franklin County, Kentucky.

Lawrence Tobin was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1817, the son of Lawrence and Kate Tobin.  He came to the United States in 1840.  Mary Leonard was born in Ireland in 1829, a daughter of John Leonard.  The couple married in 1847.  They began their Kentucky life together in Jefferson County.  In the 1850 census Lawrence was 34, a laborer; Mary was 22.  Son Richard, 2, born in Kentucky was listed, as well as Hugh Leonard, 19, born in Ireland – probably Mary’s brother.

By 1860 the family  had moved to Frankfort.  Lawrence was now a grocer.  Children John, 10; Kate, 8; Rose, 4; and Hugh, 2, had joined the family.  Three more children were born by 1880 – James, Susan and Annie.

Lawrence Tobin, 1817-1897.

Kentucky Advocate, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky

Monday, December 27, 1897

Lawrence Tobin Dead

Just as the Angelus was ringing Sunday night from the church of which he was a member for many long years the spirit of Lawrence Tobin took flight.  Mr. Tobin was one of the best known Democrats in the state, having been one of the brave few who assembled in Louisville just after the war to reorganize the party in Kentucky.  He was born in 1815 in Ireland and came to this country when a young man, and had lived in Frankfort since about 1848.  He was elected city councilman several times and was on the state central committee for many years.  A wife and eight grown children survive him.

The Frankfort Roundabout, Franklin County, Kentucky

Saturday, September 16, 1905

Death of Dr. Hugh Leonard Tobin

This sad announcement came as a shock to our city.  His death occurred at 11 o’clock on Thursday night, at Pope’s Sanitarium, in Louisville.  Dr. Tobin was the third son of the late Mr. Lawrence Tobin and Mrs. Mary Tobin.  he was 44 years of age, and was a physician of fine attainments and standing.  He had been physician at the local penitentiary for eight years in succession, and had also served in a like position under Governor Buckner.

For some time Dr. Tobin had been troubled with a painful intestinal disease, which baffled the skill of our local physicians, and had recourse to an operation for relief.  The operation was performed some ten days ago, and contrary to the hopes of the surgeons, he did not rally as fully as it was hoped he would.  On Thursday the case assumed a dangerous phase, and his brothers, Mr. Richard Tobin and Mr. John Tobin, were summoned to his bedside.  He sank rapidly, and the end came as stated.

Dr. Tobin was highly esteemed for his integrity and ability as a man and physician.

He leaves a wife and nine children, three brothers, three sisters and his aged mother to mourn his untimely end.

The remains were brought home yesterday and the funeral and burial will take place from the Church of the Good Shepherd today.  Rev. Father Thos. S. Major conducting the sad rites.

The sympathy of a wide circle of relatives and friends is extended to the bereft.

Mary Leonard Tobin, 1829-1908.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Friday, July 3, 1908

Death of Mrs. Tobin

Mrs. Mary Leonard Tobin, widow of Lawrence Tobin, once one of the leading Democratic politicians in Kentucky, died here this morning at 7 o’clock at the age of 79 years.  Infirmities of old age caused her death.  Lawrence Tobin was once chairman of the Democratic State Committee and one of the prominent party leaders in the State.  One of his son, Dick Tobin, was Mayor of Frankfort several years ago.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Thursday, April 15, 1926

James M. Tobin, 58, Dies In Frankfort

Frankfort, Ky., April 14 – James Madison Tobin, 58 years old, died of heart trouble at 5 o’clock this afternoon while talking with a friend in front of a Main Street store here.  Mr. Tobin was a son of the late Lawrence Tobin.  He is survived by two brothers, John Tobin, Lexington, and Richard Tobin, secretary of the Railroad Commission, and four sisters, Mrs. Kate Boldrick, Lebanon, and Misses Rose, Anne and Susie Tobin, Frankfort.

The Courier Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Saturday, July 16, 1927

Former Mayor Frankfort Dies

Lingering Illness Fatal to Secretary of State Railroad Commission

Frankfort, Ky., July 15 – Richard Tobin, 77 years old, former mayor of Frankfort and Secretary of the State Railroad Commission for the last eight years, died here this afternoon at his home in South Frankfort of a lingering illness.  Mr. Tobin had been active in State politics for many years and had a wide acquaintance among politicians throughout the State.  He was the first mayor of Frankfort to be chosen by Popular vote.  The mayor was formerly elected by the city council.

Mr. Tobin is survived by four daughters, Misses Lucille Tobin, Blanche Tobin, Anna Tobin and Mayme L. Tobin, and one son, Richard Tobin, Jr.  No funeral arrangements have been made.

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Susan Tobin was born October 10, 1861, and died January 25, 1929, in Marion County, Kentucky, evidently visiting her sister, Mrs. Kate Boldrick.  The unmarried sisters were living at their old homeplace, 326 Main Street, in Frankfort.  Susan never married.  She was buried in Frankfort.

After the death of sister Susan, the unmarried sisters Annie and Rose Tobin made their home with their sister, Kate, in Marion County.  Annie Tobin was born February 28, 1872, and died May 28, 1931, and was buried in Frankfort.

Two months later, brother Dr. John Tobin, born December 8, 1860, died July 28, 1931.  He also lived in Marion County; he was buried in Frankfort.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Sunday, August 13, 1939

Rose Tobin was born April 24, 1856, and died August 7, 1939, in Marion County; she was buried in Frankfort.

Kate Tobin Boldrick lived longest of all her siblings.  She was married to George Boldrick.  They had a large family of nine children.  Kate was born April 26, 1853 (although the date given on her birth certificate was April 25, 1864; she was listed in the births of Franklin County for 1853) and died October 3, 1940.  She and her husband were buried in St. Augustine Cemetery in Lebanon, Marion County.

 

 

 

Wedding Showcase At Kentucky Historical Society

When last at the Kentucky Historical Society I took time to photograph the beautiful wedding collage on one of the walls near the entrance.  I always look at this since it is so lovely, and now I have photos to share with you!

The wedding photographs and documents must be from Scotland since the documents are about the Aitcheson family from Rochsalloch, Scotland.  Not only is there a marriage bond, or certificate, but deeds and conveyances to members of the family.

Each bride is individually beautiful and dressed according to the time period in which she was married.

It is Appointed, Contracted and Matrimonially Ended between the Partys following, viz., William Alexander, Merchant in Edinburgh, lawful Son of William Alexander, Esquire, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, with the Special advice and consent of the said William Alexander, his father of the one Part, And Mrs. Christian Aitcheson, lawful Daughter of John Aitcheson, of Rochsalloch, Esquire, with the Special advice and consent of the said John Aitcheson, her father, of the other Part in manner following.  That is to say the said William Alexander the Younger and Mrs. Christian Aitcheson, having conceived a Mutual Affection for one another have accepted and taken and by those presents Accept and take each other as their lawful spouses and promise to Solemnize and complete the holy Bond of Marriage together with all requisite Solemnities.  In Contemplation of which Marriage the said William Alexander the Younger hath become bound and obliged and by these presents, binds and obliges him, his heirs, Executors and successors to consent and pay to the said Mrs. Christian Aitcheson a free life-rent annuity of Seventy pounds sterling during all the Days of her life, in case she shall survive him, at two terms in the year, Whitsunday and Martinmas, by equal portions beginning the first term’s payment  thereof at the first term of Whitsunday or Martinmas that shall happen after the decease of the said William Alexander the Younger for the half year immediately preceding and so forth yearly and termly thereafter during all the Days of the life of the said Mrs. Christian Aitcheson with the sum of seventy pounds sterling.

         William Alexander, Junior, Christian Aitcheson, John Aitchseon

Quite a different marriage bond from what we have in Kentucky!  Whitsunday is Pentecost Sunday, usually the first holiday of summer, and Martinmas is the feast of St. Martin’s death on November 11th.  Since Martinmas corresponded with the end of harvest it was a good time for celebration.

Such a wonderful collection!  This would be a fantastic way to show off your own collection of old photos and documents (copies, of course!)

Hm, I thought this post was finished, but decided to do a little extra research on this family – why would a Scottish family be on the wall of the Kentucky Historical Society?

There is no date on the marriage contract, making it a little difficult to research, but I found out that William Alexander’s wife, Christian, died about 1783 in Scotland.  His father, William Alexander, died about 1763.  Since he was alive at the marriage, William and Christian must have married shortly before that date.  After Christian’s death, William and son, Robert, came to Virginia.  Robert moved on to Woodford County, Kentucky, and his father came about 1816, dying there three years later.  William Alexander also had children by a second wife.  They came to Kentucky about the same time, and lived near his eldest son.  Now we have our Kentucky connection!

 

Peter Jett – Culpeper County, Virginia, to Franklin County, Kentucky

Just an interesting tidbit, I’m now reading Capital on the Kentucky by Carl E. Kramer, a two hundred year history of Frankfort and Franklin County – absolutely fascinating!  William L. Jett, son of the Peter Jett of this biography, is mentioned in the book as being a law partner of Patrick U. Major, in the late 1870’s to 1880’s.

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887

Franklin County, Kentucky

Peter Jett was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, June 3, 1804, and is a son of Matthew and Susan (Tapp) Jett, also natives of Culpeper County, and of English origin.  Matthew Jett was born about 1776, served in the War of 1812, came to Kentucky in 1830 and settled on a farm between Frankfort and Lawrenceburg, in Franklin County, and died in 1854.  Peter Jett was reared a farmer, but also learned carpentering, and for years was a contractor and builder.  He settled in Franklin County, Kentucky in 1827, was appointed county assessor, and after the adoption of the new constitution was elected to that office, in which  he served eighteen or twenty years.  May 27, 1829, he married Miss Julia Ann, daughter of Stephen Arnold of Franklin County.  Mrs. Julia Jett died in 1865, and in 1871 Mr. Jett married Mrs. Caroline Cromwell Giltner, a native of Fayette County.  To the first marriage of Mr. Jett there were born three children:  Martha J. (Mrs. Reid), Matthew Edgar and William L.  The last named was born in 1841, and was a Confederate soldier, married Miss Susan Gresham, of Monroe County, Georgia, and was appointed post office inspector under Cleveland.  Peter Jett has been chairman of the Franklin County Democratic County Committee for twenty years.

Daniel Boone’s Frankfort Grave?

img_8455Daniel Boone, November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820.  Rebecca Bryan Boone, January 9, 1739 – March 18, 1813.

Where is Daniel Boone buried?  I suppose it depends on who you ask!  Daniel died in Marthasville, Missouri, in 1820, his wife, Rebecca, seven years earlier.  Their bodies were buried in the Bryan Cemetery, on a family member’s farm, on the banks of the Missouri River.

Daniel Boone moved to Missouri from Kentucky because he thought the latter too crowded – too many people.  He must have been disheartened with his land speculation deals that drove him deeply in debt.  Missouri would be a fresh start – and less people.  Since life was very hard in Kentucky, I’m surprised the descendants agreed to have the bodies returned to the state.

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from A Short History of Franklin County, Kentucky, by C. E. James, for the Fourth of July, 1876, 1881

Remains of Daniel Boone

At its session of 1844-’45, the Legislature of Kentucky adopted measures to have the mortal remains of the celebrated pioneer, Daniel Boone, and those of his wife, removed from their place of burial on the banks of the Missouri River, for the purpose of interment in the cemetery at Frankfort.  The consent of the surviving relations of the deceased having been obtained, a commission was appointed, under whose superintendence the removal was affected.  The 13th of September, 1845, was fixed upon as the time when the ashes of the venerable dead would be committed with fitting ceremonies to the place of their final repose.  It was a day which will be long remembered in the history of Franklin County.  The deep feeling excited by the occasion was evinced by the assembling of an immense concourse of citizens from all parts of the state; and the ceremonies were most imposing and impressive.  A procession, extending more than a mile in length, accompanied the remains to the grave, where were gathered a vast multitude.  The hearse, decorated with flowers and evergreens, was drawn by four white horses, and was accompanied by the following distinguished pioneers as pallbearers, viz:  Col. Richard M. Johnson, of Scott; Gen. James Taylor, of Campbell; Capt. James Ward, of Mason; Gen. Robert B. McAfee and Peter Jordan, of Mercer; Waller Bullock, Esq., of Fayette; Capt. Thomas Joyes, of Louisville; Mr. Landon Sneed, of Franklin; Col. John Johnson, of the state of Ohio; Maj. E. E. Williams, of Kenton; and Col. William Boone, of Shelby.  The procession was accompanied by a number of military companies, and by the members of the Masonic fraternity, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in rich regalia.  The funeral services were performed in a beautiful hollow near the grave.  The hymn was given out by the Rev. Mr. Godell, of the Baptist Church; prayer by Bishop Soule, of the Methodist Episcopal Church; oration by the Hon. John J. Crittenden; closing prayer by the Rev. J. J. Bullock, of the Presbyterian Church, and benediction by the Rev. P. S. Fall, of the Christian Church.  The coffins were then lowered in the graves.  The spot where the graves are situated is as beautiful as nature and art could make it, being on the brink of a river bluff, and commanding a magnificent view.  A monument of Kentucky marble, four feet square and twelve feet high, marks the spot.

img_8452Lovely view of the Kentucky River from Boone’s Grave

And what does Kentucky Educational Television say about this?

‘Daniel Boone wasn’t born in Kentucky, and he didn’t die here, but we still regard him as our favorite son. He was held in such high regard that 25 years after his death in Missouri in 1820, Kentuckians brought his bones, and those of his wife, Rebecca, back to Kentucky. The bones were reinterred at Frankfort Cemetery on a scenic spot overlooking the Kentucky River. A granite monument was erected.

The gravesite is the number one tourist attraction in the city—but is Daniel Boone really buried there?

The Friends of Daniel Boone’s Burial Site in Marthasville, Missouri, aren’t so sure, and the controversy has simmered for years. Much has been disputed: Did Daniel’s son Nathan really give permission for the bones to be disinterred? Was the proper grave dug up? If so, were all of the bones removed?

Some say that back in Missouri, Daniel was originally buried at Rebecca’s feet, so the bones next to her weren’t Daniel’s. Over the years, researchers have pored over old records trying to solve the mystery. The skull buried in the Frankfort grave has even been exhumed and examined, but results were inconclusive.

Finally, some say that not all of Daniel’s bones were removed to Frankfort. In fact, some Missouri historians say their research shows that only the larger bones were taken by the Kentucky delegation—which would mean that Daniel Boone has two graves.’

img_8460I suppose we will never know for sure – but it is indeed a pleasure to visit the grave in Frankfort.  At the very least we can call it a monument to this great American pioneer.

Cemetery Symbology

773Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky

Every time we visit a cemetery and search for our ancestor’s gravestones, we notice the beautiful array of figures – angels, men, women, children – who adorn some of the markers – as well as what is on the stones themselves – urns, anchors, flowers, trees, hands, doves, etc.  I decided it was time to do a bit of research on the subject.  And what I found will make me never look at a gravestone the same again – look for the symbols next time you visit and it will be a new and interesting way to look at the final resting place of those you love and honor.

IMG_8313Bellevue Cemetery, Boyle County, Kentucky

Angels grace the tops of many stones – above is the Michael the Archangel – he is always seen with his sword.

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Battle Grove Cemetery, Harrison County, Kentucky

This is the Angel Gabriel – he is always represented holding a horn.

IMG_6208Indianapolis Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana

An angel, with cross behind, holding what appears to be leaves – there is also a lily of the valley at her feet.

IMG_0354Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky

The draped urn is a 19th century symbol of the veil between heaven and earth.  Cremation was not practiced at this time, it was simply a decorative touch.

200St. Rose Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky

This stone shows the hand of God coming down from the clouds, holding a broken chain.  This could be a symbol of the chain of sin, or the opening of the gates of heaven after Jesus’s death on the cross.

IMG_6144Indianapolis Cemetery

The anchor has always been a symbol of hope.  But many times the anchor is also shown as a cross, as in this example.  The anchor also holds particular significance since this gentleman was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy.

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Carlisle Cemetery, Nicholas County, Kentucky

This is one of my favorite gravestones!  ‘Do not weep.  She is not dead, only sleeping.’  Many memorials have the figures of men, women and children – a lovely memory of those gone before.

IMG_8334Bellevue Cemetery, Boyle County, Kentucky

From about 1880 to 1920 this gravestone in the form of a tree trunk was very popular, especially with a group called Woodman of the World.  This group was much like the Odd Fellows, or Masons, or our Rotary or Lions groups of today.  The tree stump is broken, symbolizing the end of life.  For some time this group provided every member with a gravestone – they felt everyone deserved to be remembered!  This particular example is very striking due to the palm fronds at the base, and the ivy growing up the tree.

IMG_8440Frankfort Cemetery, Franklin County, Kentucky

This is a beautiful example of a Celtic Cross – always represented with a circle.  As in this example they are usually very decorative, with many carved symbols.  This cross can be used for anyone, but especially by those of Irish and Scottish ancestry.

IMG_8945Hillsborough Baptist Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky

A hand with a finger pointing up means the soul has risen to heaven.  This example even has the words ‘Gone Home’ added to the symbol.

IMG_2004Battle Grove Cemetery, Harrison County, Kentucky

Hands together are a symbol of matrimony.  If you look closely you will see a man and woman’s hand, represented by cuff of a suit and shirt, and a bit of frilly cuff representing the woman’s dress.  There is also the addition of the unbroken chain representing the love that still exists.

IMG_2028Old Cynthiana Cemetery, Harrison County, Kentucky

This gravestone is rife with symbolism!  At the very top is the open hand holding a heart, the symbol of love.  Beneath that is the all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for God.  And below that is a tent – the portable structure that housed the Ark of the Covenant while the Israelites traveled through the desert.  Today it symbolizes a place to summon the powers of God.  There are many Masonic symbols on this stone; surely this gentleman was a member.

IMG_3097Battle Grove Cemetery, Harrison County, Kentucky

And finally we have a young child, a life ended far too soon.  The lad is dressed, ready for school, resting his arm on his books.  His cap rests beside him.

These I pulled from photos taken at various cemeteries throughout the state, and a few from Indianapolis.  I can’t wait to visit a cemetery with the primary goal of looking for particular symbols.  I believe we’ll have another blog then!  Happy researching!

 

 

1863 Union Draft Records

1863 Union Draft Records

I ran across something very interesting when doing research on a Bowman family of Mercer County, Kentucky – the Civil War draft registration records for the Union Army, 1863-1865.  By 1863 it was necessary for the federal government to enroll and draft men.  The Conscription Act declared that men between the ages of 20 and 45 were eligible for duty.  Those exempt from the draft were men who were mentally or physically impaired, the only son of a widow, the son of infirm parents or a widower with dependent children.  A few man paid a substitute to go to war for them.  Prices began about $300, but some went as high as $1,100 or more.

Class I comprised all persons subject to do military duty between the ages of twenty and thirty-five years, and all unmarried persons to do military duty above the age of thirty-five years and under the age of forty-five years.  Class II comprised all other persons subject to do military duty, married men aged 36 to 44.  Class III comprised volunteers.

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Consolidated list of all person of Class II, subject to do military duty in the Seventh Congressional District, consisting of the Counties of Lincoln, Fayette, Jessamine, Boyle, Mercer, Bourbon, Nicholas, Franklin, Woodford and Clark, and State of Kentucky, enumerated during the month of June and July, 1863, under direction of Thomas H. Moore, Captain.

The following is just a small sample of the names included.  What I love about these records is the information given – great for genealogists – and another tool to use between the census years!

COUNTY NAME AGE PROFESSION PLACE OF BIRTH
Jessamine Allen, Achilles 42 Farmer Kentucky
Jessamine Allen, William C. 36 Blacksmith Tennessee
Jessamine Arnett, Samuel 41 Farmer Kentucky
Jessamine Austin, Robert 36 Carpenter Kentucky
Jessamine Axline, D. W. 37 Preacher Kentucky
Mercer Birdwhite, William N. 36 C. Clerk Kentucky
Mercer Bixter, David M 44 Farmer Kentucky
Jessamine Brown, George W. 39 Carpenter Kentucky
Jessamine Brown, George W. 36 Wagon Maker Kentucky
Mercer Brown, Thomas B. 41 Boot Maker New Hampshire
Mercer Bryant, Isaiah 40 Tailor Ohio
Jessamine Burdine, James 36 Butcher Kentucky
Mercer Burks, Richard 42 Toll Gate Keeper Kentucky
Scott Cannan, John H. 42 Farmer Kentucky
Scott Carrick, John 39 Farmer Kentucky
Scott Carter, John 36 Farmer Kentucky
Mercer Chambers, William 39 Carpenter Kentucky
Scott Chowning, Preston 43 Farmer Kentucky
Scott Clackner G. F. 37 Cabinet Maker Maryland
Scott Clark, Henry 37 Coach Maker New Jersey
Mercer Cochran, Alonzo F. 37 Coach Maker Maryland
Mercer Coghill, Littleton 37 Farmer Kentucky
Scott Cole, Loyd 44 Farmer Kentucky
Mercer Conn, W. O. 35 Farmer Kentucky
Scott Conner, John 35 Farmer Kentucky
Scott Conner, Mike 36 Laborer Ireland
Scott Covington, Thomas 43 Farmer Kentucky
Scott Curry, Charles 38 Miller Ireland
Scott Cutenhuma, John 39 Farmer Kentucky
Lincoln Dallins, Reuben 37 Farmer Kentucky
Lincoln Edmenton, John 37 Merchant Virginia
Lincoln Estis, John W. 43 Farmer Kentucky
Lincoln Estis, William M. 44 Farmer Kentucky
Lincoln Eubank, Ben 37 Farmer Kentucky
Lincoln Floyd, Harry 37 Farmer Kentucky
Nicholas Ham, S. W. 43 Farmer Kentucky
Nicholas Hamilton, James G. 35 Constable Kentucky
Nicholas Holladay, James H. 42 Lawyer Kentucky
Nicholas Howe, Ezra 42 Merchant Kentucky
Fayette Landsburg, William 43 Merchant Germany
Fayette Laudaman, James 42 Grocer Kentucky
Fayette Lillard, John L. 42 Harness Maker Kentucky
Fayette Lindsay, W. A. 42 Hotel Keeper Kentucky
Fayette Linn, Patrick 39 Laborer Ireland
Boyle Manmaning, H. 36 Carriage Maker New York
Boyle McGorty, A. L. 43 Merchant Ireland
Boyle McGraw, Jack 37 Farmer Kentucky
Boyle Moore, William J. 43 Tailor Kentucky
Boyle Newlin, George P. 36 Dentist Pennsylvania
Boyle Nichols, John R. 40 Undertaker Kentucky
Boyle Pittman, C. J. 38 Farmer Kentucky
Bourbon Redman, Washington 37 Farmer Kentucky
Bourbon Richardson, Thomas 35 Wagon Maker Kentucky
Bourbon Rogers, I. I. 44 Minister Kentucky
Bourbon Rowe, Jacob 37 Mechanic Kentucky

Wingate – Frankfort Cemetery

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This beautiful stone is located in Frankfort Cemetery in Franklin County, Kentucky.  It is most unusual and definitely caught my eye.

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Henry Wingate – October 5, 1795 – October 4, 1862

Penelope Hart Anderson, wife of H. Wingate – November 27, 1799 – February 4, 1890

Henry Wingate, born October 5, 1795, and Penelope Hart Anderson, born November 27, 1799, married in Franklin County, Kentucky, July 3, 1819.  Penelope was the daughter of Reuben Anderson and Sarah Runyon.  Henry and Penelope had at least eight children – Henry, Jr., Susan Mary, Lucien, Reuben A., Robert J., Maria L., Ellen and Sarah H.  In the 1850 Franklin County Census, along with Henry, whose occupation is bank clerk, and Penelope, are Robert J. Wingate, 20; Ellen Wingate, 10; Sarah McKee, 24; Lucian McKee, 3; Jane McKee, 1; Louis Applegate, 47; and Charles Applegate, 9.  Perhaps Sarah is a married daughter, which would make Lucian and Jane grandchildren.  I’m not sure who the Applegates would be.  Unfortunately the 1850 census does not give relationship to the head of household!

In 1860 Henry is still listed as a clerk, with wife Penelope, daughter Ellen, 17; and Sarah H. McKee, 32 and Jane D. McKee, 12, in the household.

IMG_8935 The following children are listed on one side of the stone:

  • Henry Wingate, Jr., May 6, 1833 – February 22, 1835
  • Susan Mary Wingate, August 18, 1827 – April 30, 1842
  • Lucien Wingate, October 21, 1820 – January 4, 1843
  • Reuben A. Wingate, November 23, 1823 – January 28, 1863
  • Robert J. Wingate, December 18, 1829 – August 28, 1893
  • Maria L. Wingate, May 18, 1822 – June 2, 1906
  • Ellen Wingate, June 23, 1839 – April 13, 1908
  • Sarah H. Wingate, November 6, 1825 – May 2, 1908

The first three children listed died at an early age.  Reuben died in 1863 – could he have been in the Civil War?  So many questions!  Does anyone have more information on this family?