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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

William Y. Linton – Louisa M. Willett 1858 Marriage

William Yerby Linton was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead, grandson of Captain John Linton.  Louisa A. Willett was the daughter of George W. Willett and Nancy Hancock.  William first married Mary Hagan, with whom he had six children.  She died in 1857, and the next year he married Louisa.  Louisa and William had five children before her death in 1865. 

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The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be it known that we, William Y. Linton as principal, and [James H. Willett] as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

The Condition of this Bond is as Follows:

That, whereas, Marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above bound William Y. Linton and Louisa M. Willett.

Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, this 13th day of February, 1868

William Y. Linton

James H. Willett

B. L. Blakey

Linton/Edwards Family Bible Records

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I have only two pages of an old family bible – they are tattered and discolored, but I am thankful for these two pages!  I am sharing one side (of the four) with you today.  The original owner of the bible was probably a member of the Edwards family.  After the family died out, the bible was in the possession of my great-great grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Taylor Linton, then to my great-grandmother, her daughter, Frances Barber Linton Montgomery, to her daughter, my great-aunt Lillie, then to me.

The first person listed on this page is James K. Janes – who departed this life January the 23rd, 1879.    James was the husband of Mary Jane Edwards, daughter of Edward Barber Edwards and Nancy Linton.  James and Mary were married May 29, 1832, in Washington County, Kentucky.  They came with their families from Loudoun County, Virginia.  James and Mary Janes did not have children, but they helped raise orphaned nieces and nephews.

Annie E. Linton – departed this life April 29th, 1879 – was the daughter of Edward Edwards Linton and Catherine Elizabeth Taylor.  She was a young 19-year-old when she died, probably of consumption or tuberculosis.

Catherine Edwards – departed this life July 14th, 1882 – was a sister to the above mentioned Mary Jane Edwards.  She never married, living with her sister after the death of her parents.

John L. Edwards – departed this life December 23rd, 1883 – was a brother to Mary Jane and Catherine.  He married his first cousin, Mildred L. Linton, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Linton and Lucy Crewdson, October 13, 1831, in Logan County, Kentucky.  John and Millie had but one child, Lucretia Edwards.  They are buried in the Linton Cemetery in Washington County, along with their grandparents, John and Nancy Linton.

Jonathan Edwards – departed this life February 5, 1884 – was a brother to the three Edwards siblings mentioned above.  Jonathan married Nancy Millie Linton, also his first cousin, daughter of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead, July 20, 1829.  Jonathan and Nancy had 7 children:  Alfred, Lucretia, John E., Susan, Edward, William and Ben Edwards.

Mary J. Janes departed this life December 28, 1905, born in the year 1814.  This is Mary Jane Edwards mentioned in the second paragraph.

Edward E. Linton departed this life September 5th, 1886.  Edward was the father of Annie E. Linton, mentioned above.  Edward and Catherine had six more children:  Alice Clark, John Edgar, Margaret Gordon, Frances Barber, Mary Kell and Martha Susan Linton.  Frances Barber Linton, my great-grandmother, was the only child to marry and have children of her own.

John F. Linton departed this life August 24th 1886.  John Francis, usually known as Frank, was the son of John Hancock Linton, Jr., and Julia Green.  Both died before he reached the age of one year.  During his childhood he was passed from family to family.  John never married, but his cousins were his family – close till the end.

Mary Linton – departed this life February 14th, 1890 – was the daughter of Edward Edwards Linton and Catherine Elizabeth Taylor.  She was 20 when she died – a young woman, just like her sister Annie Elizabeth Linton.  So tragic!

Benjamin Taylor Montgomery, son of Robert and Frances Montgomery, born October 21st, 1908, and departed this life November 7th, 1908.  Benjamin was the last child of seven.  Robert E. Lee Montgomery and Frances Barber Linton, my great-grandparents, were married February 7th, 1893.  The other six children were Mary Alice, Anna Margaret, Laura Frances, Lillie Catherine, Robert Lee and Edward Linton Montgomery

How much information from one page!  If you find a family bible – even if it is in tatters – treasure it!  Usually you will find information that cannot be found elsewhere!

Today In Genealogy History – July 20, 2012

Nancy Millie Linton and Jonathan Joseph Edwards were married 183 years ago – July 20, 1829 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Nancy was the daughter of Moses Linton and Nancy Pead.  Jonathan was the son of Edwards Barber Edwards and Nancy Linton.  Jonathan and Nancy Edwards had 7 children:  Alfred, Lucretia, John E., Susan, Edward, William and Ben Edwards.

Today In Genealogy History – July 20, 2011

Jonathan Joseph Edwards and Nancy Millie Linton were married in Washington County, Kentucky, 182 years ago – July 20, 1829.  Jonathan is the son of Edward Barber Edwards and Nancy Linton.  Nancy is the daughter of Moses Linton and Nancy Pead.  Jonathan and Nancy had seven children:  Alfred, Lucretia, John E., Susan, Edward, William and Ben.