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Janie and William Delaney Deaths – Ohio County

The Hartford Republican, Ohio County, Kentucky

Friday, April 19, 1918

Resolution of Respect

By the Ladies Aid Society, of Wesley Chappel, Nocreek, Kentucky.

Whereas, God, in his infinite wisdom has called from our society one of its members, Sister Janie Delaney, on February 19, 1918, and was laid to rest in the Alexander burying ground February 20.

Resolved, First.  That the society has lost one of its most loyal members, the community a kind and loving neighbor, and the home a loving and devoted mother.

Resolved, Second.  That we extend to Mr. Delaney and children our deepest sympathy in this their sad bereavement.  While we know that words can not heal the broken hearts, nor fill the vacant place, but if they will put their trust in the One who has given , but now has taken away, they will find comfort and consolation.

Resolved, Third.  That these resolutions be recorded on the Secretary’s book, and a copy be sent to the family of the deceased sister.

Mrs. D. E. Ward, Mrs. L. M. Ward, Mrs. Clayton Shown, Committee

Janie, wife of William Delaney, October 24, 1868 – February 19, 1918.  Alexander Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.  ‘She was a kind and affectionate wife.  A fond mother and a friend to all.’

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Sunday, September 20, 1953

William Delaney

Hartford – William Delaney, 91, retired farmer of Route 3, Hartford, died at the Kentucky Convalescent Home in Owensboro at 12 p.m. Friday.  He was married to Miss Janie Bennett, who died in 1917.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pat Tichenor, Route 3, Beaver Dam, and Mrs. Martin Canary, Hartford; two sons, Bennett Delaney, Route 3, Hartford, and Hugh Delaney, Salvisa, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Charles Catholic Church, Livermore, the Rev. E. E. Willett, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Central City, officiating.  Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery near Hartford.

The body is at the residence.

William Delaney, November 26, 1861 – September 18, 1953.  ‘He was both a true and faithful father and mother to his children; an honest and cheerful friend to all.’

Joseph Conditt Barnett of Ohio County

Many members of the Barnett family in Ohio County are buried in Alexander Cemetery.

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Battle, Perrin & Kniffin, 1885

Ohio County

Joseph C. Barnett was born September 4, 1818, in Ohio County, Kentucky, and is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Conditt) Barnett.  Robert Barnett came with his father’s (Alexander Barnett’s) family to Ohio County from Virginia in 1788.  He was the only son in a family of seven children that lived to be grown.  He was a successful farmer, was a captain in Hopkins’ campaign against the Indians in the War of 1812, and afterward county surveyor for Ohio County for twenty years, in connection with farming; he died in August 1865.  Joseph C. was reared on the farm and was educated by his mother chiefly; a thorough scholar educated in the East.  At twenty-two years of age he engaged in farming for himself, which has been his principal occupation since.  He now owns 350 acres of land, one-half improved.  He holds various positions in the Methodist Church.  His wife, who was a Miss Frances D. Bennett, was a member of the same denomination.  He was elected magistrate and served four years.  He formerly a Democrat, and now a stanch Republican.  He has five children living:  Matilda E., wife of W. Tinsley; George W., a Methodist minister; William B., also a Methodist minister; Fannie M., now Mrs. J. W. Taylor, and C. M. attending De Paw University, Green Castle, Indiana.  His present wife was the widow of Captain Henry M. Bennett, who was an officer in the Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry – her maiden name was Tinsley.

Burials At Bells Run Baptist Cemetery – Ohio County

Wilson Chapman, born February 4, 1844, died January 4, 1904.  Bells Run Baptist Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.

The Hartford Republican, Ohio County, Kentucky

Friday, January 8, 1904

Claude E. Ware, born September 1, 1878, died July 5, 1917.

The Messenger Inquirer, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky

Friday, June 16, 1917

Isaac N. Jeffries, December 27, 1870 – August 18, 1920.  Lizzie K., his wife, October 25, 1876 – July 2, 1949.

The Messenger Inquirer, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky

Friday, August 27, 1920

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Sunday, July 3, 1949

Anderson S. Daniel, born June 2, 1831, died December 23, 1911.  ‘Erected by his Grand Son, David Ewing (?)

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Friday, December 22, 1911

Elijah P. Barnett Dies of Dropsy

The Hartford Republican, Ohio County, Kentucky

Friday, July 30, 1915

Death of E. P. Barnett

Elijah P. Barnett died Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the home of Mr. Joseph Thomasson, on lower No Creek, of dropsy.  He had been an invalid for thirty years, caused by a horse falling upon him.  His fatal illness lasted about six weeks.  He was a son of Robert E. and Amanda Barnett, both of whom have been dead many years.  He was 64 years of age.

The funeral services were conducted at Alexander graveyard by Rev. R. D. Bennett Monday morning at 10 o’clock, after which the burial took place there.

Mr. Barnett was highly educated and seemingly had a bright future before him as a young man when the accident mentioned overtook him, blasting all his plans for life.  He was surveyor of Ohio County one term and gave splendid satisfaction as an official.  Peace to his ashes.

Elijah Phipps Barnett, January 19, 1852 – July 23, 1915.  Alexander Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.

Note:  There are several names on this stone, most likely siblings.

1895 Wedding Invitation

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ashby

request your present

at the marriage of their daughter

Mary Elizabeth

to Mr. Silas J. Tichenor,

Wednesday evening August twenty-eighty,

Eighteen hundred and ninety-five,

at eight o’clock,

West Providence Church,


Vic Barnett, of the Dayton area, sent this to me the other day.  In addition he sent a book of newspaper clippings that will be discussed in another blog.

This wedding invitation intrigued me since I had not seen one this old.  And I delved right in to find out more information about this family.

I found Silas and Mary Elizabeth living with their respective families in the 1880 census for Ohio County.  Silas Josiah was the oldest child of Byram Ebenezer Tichenor, 36, and Zelmar Dean Maddox, 33.  He was 7 in this census.  Sisters Sallie, 5, and Mattie, 2, round out their family.

Mary Elizabeth, 9, was the daughter of William Thomas, 40, and Sallie Mary Ashby, 39.  Margaret, 11; Lewis B., 6; Alverda, 4; and William, 2, are the remaining children.

The Hartford Republican, in its Friday, June 3, 1892, edition lists the Hartford College Report, for the fourth term ending on that date.  Silas Tichenor maintained a general average of 96, only one student with a score of 97.

In the 1900 census of Ohio County Silas Tichenor is listed as 26, and was a merchant.  Mary is 29, and one child, daughter Lilian, is listed as aged 3.  In 1910 two sons are also listed, Silas Conrad, 9, and J. Russell, 3.  In 1920 one additional child, Byram, is 7.  At some point after this census, and before the next, this family moved to Wayne County, Detroit, Michigan.

At the end of their lives Silas and Mary Elizabeth Tichenor were brought back to Ohio County and buried in West Providence Baptist Cemetery, along with many other family members.  Silas died at the age of 81, April 16, 1953.  In his obituary it was said the family moved to Detroit in 1927.  He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Ashby Tichenor, one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Thorp, of Detroit; and three sons, Conrad, of New Castle, Indiana; J. Russell and Bryam of Detroit.

Mary lived another nine years, passing away at the age of 92 on May 5, 1962, in Detroit.  Son J. Russell Tichenor passed away in 1957, leaving only a daughter and two sons to mourn their mother.

Elmer E. Tinsley Obituary

The Hartford Republican, Ohio County, Kentucky

Friday, March 10, 1922

Fidelia Ward Tinsley lived several years after her husband’s death.

Fidelia Tinsley, Mary 2, 1868 – July 31, 1938.  Alexander Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.

Elmer E. Tinsley, November 28, 1864 – March 6, 1922.


Wayne N. Stevens Obituary

The Ohio County News, Hartford, Kentucky

Wednesday, June 12, 1918

Bright’s Disease Fatal

To Wayne N. Stevens, Who Passed Away at Battle Creek, Michigan, Thursday Night

Thursday night about 12 o’clock death claimed Wayne N. Stevens, age 55, one of the best known farmers of Ohio County, when he succumbed to Bright’s disease at a sanatorium in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he had gone about three weeks before in an effort to get relief from the malady which was sapping his life away.

Mr. Stevens had been a sufferer from the ailment which ultimately caused his death, for quite a while, but he had been confined to his bed only a short time.

He was a member of Hartford Lodge No. 675, F. & A.M., and also a Knight Templar and a Shriner.

Besides his wife, who before her marriage was a Miss [Magnolia] Renfrow, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Creasy Stevens, and one brother, Lon Stevens.

The funeral, which occurred at the Stevens home, a few miles north of town, and the burial at Alexander school house, was attended by one of the largest crowds ever brought together on a similar occasion in Ohio County.  Fully five hundred people were present to pay the last tribute of respect and honor to this well-known and well-beloved Ohio County citizen.

The funeral at the home was conducted by Rev. A. D. Litchfield, pastor of the Hartford Methodist Church, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Hartford Lodge of Masons, assisted by Masons from various lodges over the county, and laid to rest with Masonic honors by the side of loved ones in Alexander Cemetery.

Wayne N. Stevens, November 9, 1863 – June 17, 1918.  Alexander Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.