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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

Miles Hancock Linton and Elizabeth Clara McKune Marriage Bond

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Marriage Bond

The Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Be it known, that we, Miles Linton, as principal, and Curtis Linton, 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 Miles Linton and Elizabeth McKune.  Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, this bond shall be void; otherwise, it shal remain in full force and effect.  Dated at Bardstown, Nelson County, this 15th day of February, 1884.   Miles Linton, Curtis Linton, Attest:  William H. Rowan, Clerk Nelson County Court.

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February 14th 1884, Clerk of the Nelson County Court.  I here notify you to issue marriage license to Miles Linton to intermarry with my daughter, Elizabeth McKune.  W. H. McKune.  Attest, J. M. Linton.

Miles Hancock Linton was the son of William Yerby Linton and Mary Polly Hagan, born October 11, 1854, in Nelson County, Kentucky.  Elizabeth Clara McKune was the son of W. H. McKune, born in 1868.  Miles and Elizabeth had at least 3 children:  John Carl, Eugene and Estella Linton.  Miles was the grandson of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead, and Edward and Mary Hagan, and the great-grandson of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Nancy Mason.

Miles and Elizabeth Linton are buried in St. Thomas Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky.

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.

Today In Genealogy History – May 26

William Yerby Linton died 121 years ago – May 26, 1892 – in Nelson County, Kentucky.  William was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead, originally from Loudoun County, Virginia.  William married first, Mary M. Hagan, with whom he had 6 children:  Mary Ann, John, Nancy, Maria Jane, Moses F. and Miles Hancock Linton.  After Mary’s death William married Louisa Mary Willett, with whom he had 5 children:  Joseph Charles, James Monroe, Marie Sophronia, Vienna Fanny and William Francis Linton.

Today In Genealogy History – April 9

Sallie Brown and Moses F. Linton were married 141 years ago – April 9, 1872 – in Nelson County, Kentucky.  Moses was the son of William Yerby Linton and Mary M. Hagan.  Sallie died shortly after marriage, perhaps during childbirth, in 1874.

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.