Wednesday, April 16, 2014


A Sesquicentennial History of the Green River Missionary Baptist Church 1836 - 1986, Written and Compiled by Wendell Holmes Rone, Sr., For the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Church, 1987.  

JAMES F. AUSTIN, the second Pastor of the Church, was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, on May 21, 1820.  He died of Bright's Disease (Nephritis) in his native County on October 4, 1883, in his sixty-third year.  He was the son of Baruch Austin (b.c.1791-d.c.1867) a native of Maryland, and Mary (Polly) Render (b.c.1800-d.c.1855), who was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Miller) Render.  Thus he was their grandson.  His parents had married in Ohio County, Kentucky, on June 13, 1818.

     On November 9, 1843, he was united in marriage to Corrina Thomas (b. August 5, 1825-d. December 4, 1893), a native of Ohio County and daughter of William Thomas, on an Ohio County license.  Both of them are buried in the Shultz Cemetery, near Prentiss, Kentucky. 

     Brother Austin professed faith in Christ at age 18 (1838), and was baptized into the fellowship of Beaver Dam Church by the pastor, Alfred Taylor.  Shortly before his marriage he was licensed to preach the Gospel by his home Church, in 1843.  The next year, in 1844, he served as a Messenger to the Gasper River Association for the first time from Beaver Dam Church, together with Robert Render.  His ordination to the Baptist Ministry took place at the same Church, in Butler County, moved his membership to that Church, and served it in the years 1845-1853 and again in 1864-1867. In the years 1847 and in 1849-1858 he served as a Messenger from the Salem Church to the Gasper River Associational Meetings.  From 1859 through 1870 he held membership in and served as a Messenger to the same Association from West providence Baptist Church, Ohio County, serving as the pastor also in 1853-1861 and 1863-1865.

     In addition to the Salem and West providence pastorates he also served Sandy Creek (1860-1861; 1865-1867) and Rochester (1867-1868), in Butler County; Mt. Carmel (1851-1858), South Carrollton (1855-1856), Greenville (1869-1871) and Paradise (1871-1876 or later), in Muhlenberg County; Pond Run (in 1849-1850; 1857-1862), Cool Spring (1854-1855; 1864; 1874-1876 or later), Mt. Carmel (1864-1868), Walton's Creek (1869-1870), Slaty Creek (1871-1876 or later), Hartford, First (1869-1873), and Beaver Dam (1877-1878) in Ohio County.

     He helped Baptist Ministers Alfred Taylor, Thomas Tichenor and M. H. Utley constitute the West Providence Church, on July 2, 1853, and became its first Pastor. On June 12th, 1869, he joined with Baptist Ministers Dr. J. S. Coleman and Dr. J. M. Peay in organizing the present First Baptist Church, Hartford, Ohio County, and became its first pastor, also.

     In Frank M. Welborn's "Gasper River Associational Record," 1878, Pages 69-70, appears the following interesting account:

     "A magnificent House (of Worship) had been erected about twelve miles south of Hartford, at the option of Elder J. S. Taylor, in which an important revival was conducted by Doctor J. S. Coleman and Elder J. F. Austin, and participated in by members from Green River, Beaver Dam and Cool Spring Churches, the immediate results of which was the constitution of another Church on the spot, of 52 individuals, on December 23, 1870.  The Ministers recognizing this act were Elders A. B. Smith, J. F. Austin, W. C. Taylor and J. S. Coleman, D. D. ...The Church was admitted into the Association (Gasper River), at its next anniversary, reporting Elder J. F. Austin Pastor (who was in the constitution), an Melvin Taylor, Clerk."

     The Statistical Table (of the church) related that J. F. Austin was the first pastor, serving in 1875-1876, or later; and, that he was a member and Messenger to the Association from Slaty Creek Church in 1871-1876.  He probably spent the remaining days of his earthly life in the fellowship of the Church.

     For over thirty-three years he was an active participant in the affairs of Gasper River Association.  He preached the Annual Sermon on 8 different occasions, surpassed only by his father in the Ministry, Alfred Taylor (9 times).  The years and texts used were as follows:  1852 (John 17:22), 1857 (Luke 19:13), 1858 (Isaiah 49:25), 1860 (II Corinthians 4:1), 1868 (John 17:22 - the same as in 1853), 1870 (Revelation 2:29), 1871 (Colossians 7:28) and 1876 (II Timothy 1:12).  He served as the Clerk of the Association in 1856-1861 and again in 1864-1865.  It is evident that the mantle of leadership, worn by Pastor Alfred Taylor, fell on the shoulders of pastor J. F. Austin when he served as the Moderator in the years 1866-1875.

     James F. Austin served the Green River Church as Pastor three times.  He succeeded Alfred Taylor in February, 1852 and served through March, 1854. He succeeded Brother Taylor a second time from February, 1857 through January, 1862.  On the third occasion, he succeeded Brother Judson Slade Taylor, the son of Brother Alfred Taylor, and served from March, 1868, through February, 1870.  His total time of service was for nine years.  The major achievement of his ministry with the Church was the erection of the second House of Worship, in 1858-1859, and its dedication in November, 1859.  A writer said of him:

     "As pulpit orator, financial manager and Pastor, the celebrated Baptist minister ranked second to none."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The African American Borah Family

The African American Borah Family

In 1810, the Borah Family moved from Pennsylvania to Butler County, KY, led by the great-great-grandfather of Idaho Senator William Edgar Borah (1865-1940) and his eight sons. The family slaves, who also carried the last name Borah, were the ancestors of African American musician Harry Edison. Edison's great grandmother, Mariah Borah (born between 1810 and 1812, died 1876), was born in Ohio County, KY. Her mother's last name was Rogers. Mariah may have been the slave of Jacob Borah. She was later owned by George M. Borah in Butler County. Mariah had several children with Jesse Barnes [or Brookins or Brokins], a freeman from Maryland who had settled in Butler County prior to the end of slavery. It is believed that Jesse was at one time enslaved and migrated to Kentucky with the Barnes Family and then later freed. All of Jesse and Mariah's children carried the last name Borah because their mother was enslaved and carried the last name Borah, and the same applied to the children. Two of their daughters were Ellen and Julia Borah, one of whom was the mother of McDonald Porter. Their son, Larkin Borah, was the father of Katherine Meryl Borah Edison, who was the mother of Harry Edison. All information about the African American Borah family was submitted by Denyce Peyton. For more about the Borah family from Pennsylvania, see "Wisconsin at Washington," The Oshkosh Northwestern, 04/04/1936, p. 18: and Borah, by M. C. McKenna. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shelby D. “Pike” Barnes

During the late 19th century, Shelby “Pike” Barnes was widely recognized by turf experts to be among the elite in his thoroughbred racing profession. 

Born in Ohio County, Kentucky in 1871, Barnes became a rising star as a horse jockey at the age 14. In 1888, Barnes led all North American riders with 206 wins, becoming the first jockey to top 200 wins in a year. Barnes repeated as North America’s leading jockey in 1889 with 170 wins (25.7 percent) from 661 mounts. That year, Barnes won the Travers Stakes aboard Long Dance and the Champagne Stakes with June Day. In 1890, Barnes piloted Burlington to victories in the Belmont Stakes and the Brooklyn Derby. 

Barnes retired as a jockey in 1891. Barnes moved to Columbus, Ohio where he passed away in 1908 at the age of 37.

In 2011 Shelby "Pike" Barnes was inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga, New York.

From The Satatogian newspaper:

Shelby "Pike" Barnes to join the racing Hall of Fame on August 12
African-American jockeys dominated racing at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, winning 15 of the first 28 editions of the Kentucky Derby. Jimmy Winkfield won back to back Derbies in 1901 and 1902. Isaac Murphy was the first jockey to win three Kentucky Derbies.

Shelby "Pike" Barnes isn't known quite as well as Murphy or Winkfield, but his short and mercurial career has earned him a spot in racing history. On August 12, he'll join Winkfield and Murphy in the Hall of Fame, elected by the its Historic Review Committee.

Born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky in 1871, Barnes achieved much of his success in New York, riding winners in some of the state's most prestigious races.

In 1888, Barnes rode Proctor Knott to victory in the first running of the Futurity, then the richest race in the United States. His main competitor was future Hall of Famer Salvator, whose loss in this race would be one of only three in a 19-race career.

1888 is considered the pinnacle of Barnes's career; he led all North American riders with 206 wins, the first jockey ever to win more than 200 races in a year. He was leading jockey again the following year, winning at a 25.8% rate and notching 170 wins.

One of those wins in 1889 was in the Travers, when he rode Long Dance to victory against just one other competitor. In 1890, he won the Alabama on Sinaloa for E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin's Santa Anita Stable. He won the Kearny Stakes on the same card for the same connections, leading the New York Times to comment, "Of course Barnes rode both the winners."

Within two years of these victories, Barnes's career was over. Baldwin reportedly suspected Barnes of acting in concert with bookmakers and took him off his horses; a racing accident in 1890 so damaged the jockey psychologically that he never regained his winning form.

Riding in the Drexel Stakes at Washington Park in Chicago, Barnes was aboard the eventual winner Santiago when in front of him, a horse ridden by a jockey known by the name "Abbas" went down. Abbas was struck by Santiago's hooves, sustaining injuries from which he did not recover. Barnes announced his retirement from racing the following year.
He reportedly went into business with another black jockey, "Tiny" Williams, buying a saloon with him. Seven years later, in 1908, Barnes died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 37.

In reporting Barnes' death, the Daily Racing Form called the jockey "a fearless rider of great skill and good judgment." Various articles bemoaned the passing of the era of the black jockey; contemporary eyes see the racism that made it dangerous for black jockeys to ride with white riders, who would threaten and intimidate them on the track.
Barnes' riding career, and his life, were far too short. He won some of the sport's biggest races, including the Belmont Stakes and the Brooklyn Derby, but his tenacity on the track couldn't vanquish the struggles with weight, the racism, and the psychological torment that ended his career.

Contemporary reports make plain that the racing world mourned the loss of this talented jockey. It now embraces him, bestowing upon him its highest honor.

From Univ of Kentucky Library:

Barnes, Shelby D., "Pike"
Birth Year : 1871
Death Year : 1908
Shelby D. "Pike" Barnes was inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in 2011. He was born in Beaver Dam, KY, the son of Joseph Barnes and Susan Austin Barnes [source: Ohio County Marriage Record, for Shelby D. Barnes]. Pike Barnes became a jockey when he was 14 years old. Barnes had a number of noted achievements in the racing industry. In 1888, he won the first race of the Futurity aboard Proctor Knott. The win was one of his 206 victories in 1888, a record number of wins by a jockey in the United States for one year. Barnes also had the most wins in 1889 with 170. Barnes would go on to win other big races such as the Belmont Stakes, but he soon gave up racing. In 1891, Barnes owned a farm in Beaver Dam, KY and was contemplating whether he would ride again [source: "Epitome of horsemen," Freeman, 11/14/1891, p. 2]. In 1908, Barnes was part owner of a saloon in Columbus, OH, when he died from consumption (tuberculosis). The Paragraphic News column in theWashington Bee, 01/18/1908, p. 1, noted that "[i]t is reported that Shelby Barnes, better known as "Pike" Barnes, died without any money, not withstanding he won $100,000 as a jockey." He is listed in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census as "Pike Barnes," the husband of Mary Barnes, a cook, who was born in August of 1873 in Kentucky. Her previous name was Mary C. Pennman; she had been married to James Pennman prior to marrying Shelby Barnes [source: Ohio County Marriage Records]. The couple married in 1897 and lived on E. Elm Street in Columbus, OH, according to the 1900 Census. Their marriage certificate is dated June 16, 1906. For more see T. Genaro, "Shelby Pike Barnes to join the racing Hall of Fame on August 12," The Saratogian, 08/05/2011, Sports section; and "Reported death of Pike Barnes," Daily Racing Form, 01/15/1908, p. 1.

 Shelby Barnes aboard "Tenny"

Photo Used at Hall of Fame Induction  

Plaque at Hall of Fame Induction

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Home Coming

The following 1906 newspaper article is a gold mine of information for genealogy researchers. There are about 250 names mentioned in the article (too many to add to my Index of Names).  I suspect that some of the names are misspelled, but I used what was in the newspaper article.  Also, the names are not in alphabetical order, but this is the way they were found in the article.

Hartford Herald
May 30, 1906

Week for Louisville and Ohio
County - A Great Time

The plans for Home Coming week in Louisville June 13 - 17 are practically complete and any one familiar with them will agree that they point to the largest gathering in the history of the South. The very lowest estimate based upon acceptance cards and letters on file at the headquarters of the Louisville Commercial Club point to an attendance of over 55,000 ex-Kentuckians. Only a small portion of this number indicated on their acceptance card the county of their birth.

Below will be found a partial list of former residents of this county who have accepted the Home Coming invitation. This list by no means represents the full attendance of those who went from this county. Practically everyone accepting the invitation has stated that he or she will be accompanied by from two to five others.

The Home Coming Association at Louisville informs us that Ohio county will, according to its estimate, be represented by 480 former citizens of this county during the big June week event.

As the railroad have made a rate of one fare for the round trip from Louisville to all points in Kentucky, tickets going on sale June 16, it is expected that all former citizens of our county who visit Louisville will come to their old home as soon as they have partaken fully of Louisville’s hospitality.

For the Ohio County Home Coming the Street Fair, June 22 – 23, is aimed to be a special attraction.

The following is the list referred to above:

Rev. W. B. Barnett, Philo, O. (Note: Probably Ohio); F. V. Barnett, Eureka, Cal.; E. L. Myers, Spiro, I. T. (Note: I. T. is short for Indian Territory, which existed until November, 1907, when Oklahoma was admitted as a state); J. E. Wallace, Black Rock, Ark.; Mr. W. A. Whayne, Pueblo, Colo.; Dr. J. R. Williams and  wife, Shawneetown, Ill.; J. Nolan O’Flaterty, Kankakee, Ill.; Lodford Truman, Canon City, Colo.; A. B. O’Flaterty, Kankakee, Ill.; Salty Nelson, Morehouse, Mo.; R. B. Stevens, El Paso, Tex.; J. H. Weller and wife, Lamar, Colo.; W. C. Barnett, Valley Mills, Tex.; E. D. Bender, Fort Worth, Tex.; Ben L. Field, Portland, Ore.; J. R. Collins,  Memphis, Tenn.; C. E. Loyd, Pittsburg, Pa.; C. P. Westerfield and wife, Tyrone, Ok.; L. A. French, Okaona, Miss.; Ettie W. Van Horn, Sugar Hill, Pa.; Amanda M. Hicks, Berkley, Cal.; J. C. Ferguson, White Water, Kan.; Mrs. Mary M. Sewell, Bolton, Kan.; W. M. Downs, Paden, I. T.; M. F. Wedding, Rome, Ind.; J. L. Ross and J. A. Bozarth, Owensvllle, Ind.; R. J. Barnett, Union City, Tenn.; George B. Thomson, Crowley, La,; N. L. Phillips, Hattisburg, Miss.; S. Patterson, Franks, Mo.; W. E. Townsend and wife,  Cobden, Ill.; J. W. Lawton, Bicknell, Ind.; John W. Corbett, Mountainair, N. Mex.; F. J. Davenport, Waxahachie, Tex.; Joseph Brooks, Hancock, Ark.; C. L. Hardwlck, Memphis, Tenn.; Miss Pearl Hurt, Taylorsville, Ill.; Mrs. E. C. Jackson, Lake Arthur, N. Mex.; N. G. Wise, Waxahachie, Tex.; B. H. Duke, Kansas City, Mo.; Thos. H. Brown. Granite. Ok.; John Hunter, Llnton, Ind.; Wm. Foster, Princeton, N. J.; W. B. Morgan, Trinidad, Colo.; W. O. King; Chicago; Ill.; R. T. Whittinghill, Tupelo, Miss.; Mrs. W. B. Fowlkes,  Hansboro, Miss.; N. C. Jackson, Lake Arthur, N. Mex.; S. P. Render and wife, Norman,  Ok.; C. R. Martin, Haskell, I. T.; C. C  Barnett, Clarksville, Ark.; Rev. L. B. Barnett and wife, and John L. Barnett and wife, Foreman, Ark.; C. C.  Wedding, Indianapolis, Ind.; Guy Williams, Philadelphia, Penn.; W. H. Williams, Joplin, Mo.; John May, Port Arthur, Texas; Mrs. W. D. Landers, Harrisburg, Ark.; Chas. E. Curran, New York City, N. Y.; W. W. Wedding, Armour, S. D.; Clint G. Ford, New York City, N. Y.; G. G. Wedding, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. J. C. Swindlehurst, Livingston, Mont.; E. D. Guffy and family, and Dr. A. B. Baird and wife, Oklahoma City, Ok.; J. C.  Woodward, W. T. Woodward, Paul Woodward and wife, and H. C. Sanderfur, San  Angelo, Tex.; B. L. Kelly, Morehouse, Mo.; Dr. J. R. Barnes, Jet, Ok.; Marvin Miller,  Kirbyville, Tex.; Nola Hendricks, Oolitic, Ind.; E. G. Burton, Staunton Ill.; Maggie McAdams, Nashville, Tenn.; Rev. E. D. Maddox, Monet, Mo.; W. M. Johnson, Middleton, Conn.; Robt. Anthis, Hazletown, Ind.; D. P. Moseley, Wellington, Kan.; John Howley, Colfax, Ill.; C. W. Patterson, Dallas, Tex.; Joe Tichenor, Ketchum, I. T.; W. H.  Iler and wife, Champaign Ill.; U. L. Paxton, Thatcher, Ariz.; L. A. Pate, Herrin, Ill.; H. A. Reynolds, Vine, Tenn.; J. H. Barnes, Boswell, Ind.; Clarence Bosket, Fort Cannon, N. C.; Alvin Burton, Houston, Tex.; J. M. Taylor, Halls, Tenn.; S. J. Bryant, Cairo, Ill.; J. P. Barnard, Jeffersonville, Ill.; Mrs. Lenora Laws, Jonesboro, Ill.; H. N. McCormick, Artesia, N. M.; D. P. Dean, Harrisburg, Ill.; R. M. Miller, Atlas, Ok.; Prof. J. B. Taylor,  Oklahoma City, Ok.; Carson Kendall, Evangeline, La.; R. C. Rains, Manila, P. I.; Leslie  Pattie, Lake, Ind.; A. V. Rowan, Wray, Colo.; W. T. Blain, Walnut, Kan.; Robt. Percell, Clifton City, Mo.; Prof. O. M. Shultz, Toledo, O.; L. T. Cannon, Newburg, Ind.; J. W.  Vincent, Forest City, Ark.; J. S. Brown, San Francisco, Cal.; J. W. Bishop, Austin, Tex.; O. M. Hoover, Lizton, Ind.; Mrs. R. E. Childs, Dexter, Mo.; R. Bell, Newport, Ark.; Mrs.  J. W. Camden, Spartansburg, S. C.; M. H. Collins, Memphis, Tenn.; John R. Riley,  Austin, Texas; W. J. Jenkins, Spalding, La.; M. D. Arbuckle, Gas, Kas.; W. P. Morrison and wife, Maplehurst, Wis.; J. E. Pendleton, Talala, I. T.; J. S. Maddox, Waco, Tex.; Geo. W. Hunter, Midland, Ind.; Mrs. C. M. Harrington, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Bell Tabor, Webster, Fla.; N. Y. Geary, Ponder, Mo.; R. D. Daniel, Portland Me.; Clarence Hurt,  Sedgwlck, Ark.; J. M. Bryant, Howell, Ind.; Malinda Gray, Ingersoll, Ok.; A. A. Mlllard,  St. Louis, Mo.; A. W. Bennett, New Orleans, La.; Ziba Manzy, Port Arthur, Tex.; Mrs. Sarah A. Martin, Plainfield, N. J.; Mrs. E. Morrison, Baden, W. Va.; R. P. Nall, Hartsburg, Ill.; Frank Peyton and wife and V. W. Peyton, Denver, Colo.; G. L. Klein,  Quincy,  Ill.; G. W. Sallee, Rison, Ark.; Clarence Field, New Orleans, La.; Geo. Klein, Bicknell, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Turns, Equality, Ill.; Rev. Jo. B. Rogers and wife, Springfield,  Ill.; Luther Ward, Fairbury, Ill.; Ed P. Berryman, Omaha, Neb.; J. B. Hill, Edgewater, Colo.; R. B. Pattie, Rockport, Ind.; Rev. A. W. Dodson, Bellplane, Kan.; Etta Balmaln,  Linton, Ind.; Mrs. Nellie Miller, Bicknell, Ind.; Howard Ellis and wife, Golden, Colo.;  J. T. Oldham, Middleton, Ill.; C. M. Hocker, Bloomington, Ind.; T. S. Woodward, Princeton,  N. J.; Mrs. Jennie B. Bennett, Sikeston, Mo.; Austin Oldham, Elkhart, Ill.; Dr.  I. L. Bennett, Marsailles, Ill.; R. A. Patton, Macon, Ga.; J. I. Brown, Ennis, Tex.; Otho Leach, Headrick, Ok.; Dr. D. W. King, Nashville, Tenn.; E. R. Cobb, A. D. Buskill and wife, Shelby Taylor and wife, Mrs. Carrie WIlllams and O. G. Williams, Crowley, La.; Joe B. Leach, Plainview, Tex.; H. J. Coleman, Corinth, Tex.; B. N. Maddox, Palo Pinto,  Tex.; S. D. Tinsley, Wade, I. T.;  J. B. Barnett, Los Angeles, Cal.; Dr. H. L. King, Ray, Texas; H. D. Bennett and wife, Gatesvllle, Tex.; J. C. Stewart, Weir City, Kan.; W. B.  Fulkerson, Britton, Tex.; G. P. Brown, Jamesport, Mo.; T. J. Bozarth, West End, Ill.; R.  H. Jones, Mountain Park, Ok.; Mrs. Flora Raley, Salem, Ok.; Arthur Wallace, Proctor, Tex.; Mrs. C. M. Ferguson, Obion Station, Tenn.; I. H. Chapman, Springfield, Tenn.; H. R. Crawford, Columbus, Kan.; Mrs. J. W. Turley, Denison, Tex.; S. T. Landrum, Fort Lawton, Wash.; J. J. Carter, Richland Springs, Tex.; Dr. J. H. White and family,  Charleston, Mo.; W. G. Denton, Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. Tula Pendleton Cummings,  Lynchburg, Va.; Jo. A. Barnett and wife, Edgewater, Colo.; C. P. Nowlin, Sharon, Tenn.; John Thomason, Dexter, Mo.; John E. Miller, East St, Louis, Ill.; Ethel Westerfield, Lynn, Ark.; Henry Hardwick, Memphis, Tenn.; J. M. Logsdon, Morehouse, Mo.; Mattie D. Wilson, Agusta, Ark.; J. C. Barnard, Capiz, Panay, P. I.; P. H. Howley, Springfield, Ill.; J. R. Miller, Headrlck, Ok.; Coleman Wolf, Fort Wm. H. Seward, Alaska; Jo. Cargal,  Herrin, Ill.; Alfonzo Barnard, Quay, N. M.; A. P. Minton, Wallace, Kan.; Nathan Bennett, Tolona, Ill.; Dr. E. G. Rhoads, Sheffield, Ala.; M. G. Wilson, Maxwell, Tenn.; A. G.  Duke, St. Louis, Mo.; W. E. Angel, Mrs. Meda Wise, F. M. Payne, and O. F. Angel, Black Rock, Ark.; U. M. Everly, Herrin, Ill.; E. E. Thomason, Thebes, Ill.; Mrs. T. A. Fowler, Gulfport, Miss.; Mrs. Ada Barnard, Joplin, Mo.; J. B. Robertson, Lottie, La.;  Dr. N. J. Rains, Knobknoster, Mo.; A. B. Morton, La Cross, Ind.; J. F. Wilson, Hennessy,  Ok.; W. C. Boskit, East St. Louis, Ill.; W. H. Young, Corsicana, Tex.; G. C. Butler, Weir City, Kan.; Geo. B. Sullenger, Erin, Tenn.; W. A. Edwards, Luxora, Ark.; E. C. Jackson,  Lake Arthur, N. M.;  C. C. Shultz, Portland, Tenn.;  J. M. Ferguson, Conroy, Ok.; Mrs.  Rude Stallings, Moody, Tex.; D. D. Austin, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Searcy Taylor, Portia, Ark.; Herbert Patton, Philo, Ill.; P. H. Ross, Ishpensing, Mich.; S. R. Neighbors, Harper, Kan.; John Chapman, Glendora, Miss.; J. W. Henry, Gazelle, Cal.; Fred Robertson, Fort Brady, Mich.; E. M. Ross, Valpariaso, Ind.; A. L. Filix, South Memphis, Tenn.; C. E. Ingram, Springfield, Ill.; R. W. Overlin, Portland, Ore.; M. A. Hudson, Cooksvllle, O.; Clem Maple, Wray, Colo.; John Brown, Duncanvllle, Tex.; Dr. R. P. Nall, Armoral, Ark.;  Lucien Smith, Chandlerville, Ill.; H. Percy Hunt and H. C. Shreve, Cincinnati, O.; Prof. W. C. Gaynor, Washington, D.C.; P. B. Coppage, Humbolt, Tenn.; Arbin Petty, Hyman,  Mo.; Mrs. Birdie Nall Britton, Salinas, Cal.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Index of Names

Index of Names:   I have compiled an index of names used in my postings since this blog began.  It includes all names except for those found in minor newspaper articles; members of the State legislature; members of The Kentucky National Guard that served on the Mexican border in 1916-17; the listing for the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, Korean War, Vietnam War, and WWII  members; and those names mentioned in the tornado articles.

I have set this up so that I can add names to the index as I add new articles, so the index should always be up-to-date.

I am adding a link on the right side of the home page (under the “Links” heading)
so that you can simply click on the link to check or review the index.  I will also provide the link here:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Passport Application - Samuel Marion Wilson - 1918

Samuel Marion Wilson, son of Levi Martin Wilson and Mary Jane Jones, was born at Cromwell 25 January 1875. Sam was one of ten children. He resided in Billings, Montana when he applied for a passport. He stated that his occupation was "salesman" and that he planned to travel to France for YMCA War Work. Sam married Daisy Godsey in 1902 in Ohio County.  He was employed as a Railway Postal Clerk in 1940. He died 22 October 1947 in Yakima, Washington. He is buried in Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima.

Name:  Samuel Marion Wilson
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1875
Birth Place: Cromwell, Ohio County, Kentucky
Age:    43
Passport Issue Date: 9 Oct 1918
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Billings, Montana
Father Name:  Levi M. Wilson
Father's Birth Location: Tullahoma, Tennessee
Father's Residence: Deceased

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Passport Application - Alice Reid Whayne - 1919

Alice Reid Whayne, daughter of Lloyd Thomas Reid and Elizabeth J. Taylor (both names of parents taken from Alice's death certificate and affirmed on Joe Taylor web site), was born 27 June 1870, at Hartford, Kentucky. In 1891 Alice married Dr. William A. Whayne and they resided in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Whayne died in 1909 in Colorado and in 1919 Alice applied for a passport to travel to Peru for the purpose of "making a home for my son, who is employed by the Curo de Pase Copper Company, Peru." Alice had two children. She died in San Antonio 27 January 1921.

Name:  Alice R. Whayne
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1870
Birth Place: Hartford, Kentucky
Age:    49
Gender: Female
Passport Issue Date: 4 Dec 1919
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: San Antonio, Texas
Spouse Name: Dr. Wm. A. Whayne
Spouse Birth Place: Fulton, KY