John H. Myers applied for a pension based on his service in the Confederate Army. Born in Virginia in 1838, he states he moved to Kentucky about 1866. His application for pension was filed in June 1912. He is shown in the 1910 census as a carpenter; age 71; a widower; and living with three of his children. I think he lived in the Rosine area.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Sallie Matilda Walker Ambrose was the wife of David Ambrose; David was born 10 Oct 1841,
Westerfield, Ohio County, and died 26 Apr 1900, .
David had served during the Civil War with the Confederate Army in Company H, 8th Ohio County Kentucky
Regiment. She applied for a pension
based on her husband’s military service. Passed by the Kentucky General Assembly on March
4, 1912, the Confederate Pension Act provided aid to indigent and disabled
Confederate veterans and their widows.
Note that the names of the witnesses on her application for pension were named Westerfield (Charles Franklin and Joe C.) and state that they had served with Mr. Ambrose.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ky. William Mercer Sr., was born in , December 28, 1819. In
early manhood he engaged in business for himself in his native country, and
remained in that country until 1854, when he immigrated to America, and settled
in Schuylkill County, Penn., and followed mining. In 1869, he removed to Tuscarawas,
Ohio, continuing in the same business, but soon after removed to Muhlenburgh
County, Ky., and opened a mine at Mercer Station. He remained at the latter
station until 1878, at which time he opened the Emporia Mine in Ohio County,
Ky., near Beaver Dam, on the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad. Mr.
Mercer's first wife, Ann Stobs, of England, died in 1861, leaving a large
family to mourn their loss: John James, died while in the army in 1865; he was
a member of Company E, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Regiment; Thomas, an engineer
on the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad; William and Walter,
partners with their father in the Emporia Mine; the sixth son, Andrew, was
killed in the above mine in 1881; Elizabeth, wife of Kinch Reno, conductor on
the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad. In 1865, Mr. Mercer married a
most estimable lady, Mrs. Isabella Ingleby, a widow with three children. The
fruit of this second marriage is one son — Ambrose. Mr. Mercer and his family
are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, strong temperance men
and members of the Odd Fellow and Masonic fraternities. They are prominent in
the community for their strict integrity and fair dealing, and well merit the
success that has crowned their efforts. Northumberland County, England
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: John William Mercer died 16 Aug 1902 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken County, KY.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A Teacher's Journey Through Life
A 100 year old remembers
In a farmhouse six miles out of the town of
Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Kathleen Leach was born on December 10, 1912, to mother, Francis
(Allen) and father, Forest Leach. Their farm
was between their maternal and paternal grandparents farms. When World War I ended Kathleen remembered her
uncles, Oscar and Clarence Allen returning from . They came home in 1920, and
the impressionable eight year old girl remembered them telling her stories. France
“Uncle Clarence was part of the Army of Occupation after the fighting. He was marched to the beach and thought that they would be shipped home, but they learned that they would become occupation troops,” Kathleen said. 'The Germans had been told by the Kaiser that if the Americans won the war that they would kill all German men and rape the women. The troops were housed in German's houses. When Uncle Clarence and another man were housed in a German woman's house she was terrified that they would rape and kill her. So, she cooked them a chicken dinner hoping that if they liked the food they would spare her. The two soldiers, not having had a hot meal in months, ate the entire chicken and were happy for the night. They didn't rape or kill the woman and left on friendly terms when they finally moved out of her house.”
Growing up in
100 years ago Kentucky
On Decoration Day (now called Memorial Day) Kathleen's mother gave all the little kids an American flag to place on the soldier's graves. The kids would place the flag on one of the graves and say something about the fallen warrior. “Many of the soldiers were from the Civil War, but we knew something about them all,” Kathleen remembered. “Decoration Day was an important day then. I don't think the young children do that anymore.”
Church was an important part of life in Beaver Dam, having been formed as a community in 1874 by a group of Baptist; however, in the early years after the turn of the century, there was no permanent pastor to preside over Sunday services. Many of the community's activities revolved around the church, so once a month her father would take his wagon to the train station and pick-up a travelling preacher who would stay with them for the night then preside over the service. Her father would than take him back to the train station.
On Christmas Eve, the parents of Beaver Dam would bring their child's Christmas present to the small Church and place it under the large fresh cut Christmas tree, unwrapped. After the Christmas Eve service someone dressed up like Santa passed out the gifts, one by one, to the excited children. Kathleen said that each child got only one gift. There was a beautiful large doll under the tree one year. Kathleen fell in love with it and didn't really pay much attention to who was getting the other gifts because she could not take her eyes off the doll. When all the gifts had been given out the Santa picked up the doll and handed it to Kathleen. She was so surprised, and shocked, that she just stared at it and did not say a word. On the trip home in the wagon her mom finally asked her, “Do you like the doll?' Kathleen smiled and said yes. She remembered it as her best present ever.
She was 10 years old when they moved off of the farm to
. They moved the thirty miles by
horse and wagon, making the move because Owensboro, Kentucky
had a high school, where as Beaver Dam only had a one room school that ended
with the eighth grade. Kathleen's mother, Francis, never finished high school
herself, and was insistent that her daughter would graduate. Kathleen graduated
from Owensboro Owensboro High
School in 1929 and then went on to attend . “I was
helped getting into college by my pastor, it was a Murray State
Teachers College ,"
she said "I worked for the college to pay for my room and board.” Baptist College
Kathleen (R) & Cousin Libby 1920's
Kathleen upper row right with friends, 1930's
Living through the Great Depression
Kathleen graduated in 1933 and then taught at the same one room school that she had attended in Beaver Dam, Excelsior School, earning $25.50 a month. It was at the height of the Great Depression and the school could only pay her for two months. She still continued to teach there for free.
Kathleen's first class of students, 1934-35 in Beaver Dam, Excelsior School
During this period she had a hard time finding a paying job as a teacher. Her father moved to Whiting,
work. He had been earning a living selling tobacco off the family’s farm, but
during the depression sales fell off so much that he had to migrate to where
the jobs were. “There were no jobs in Indiana Kentucky
then, and everyone said go to , because there's work up
there. But dad found work in Whiting on his way
up, after meeting another Kentucky man who told him that if he looked
there he'd be hired that day,” Kathleen remembered. Her mother moved up
afterward and then she did too, finally finding work there herself. Other
families from Detroit,
Michigan Kentucky moved to the area to find work,
including her best friend and cousin, Elizabeth Wright, called Libby by
everybody. But the Great Depression was hard on many people and Kathleen was
forced to move around finding teaching jobs. She would teach in Gary Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois
before finding a permanent job in Chicago at the
in 1947. In the meantime, she pursued
her master's degree in the Romance Languages of Latin, French and Spanish from
the North Park Christian School . University of
Still living in Whiting, Indiana, in the early 1940's, Kathleen took a bus from Gary into Chicago's south side where it would drop her off 11 blocks away from the University of Chicago campus. “I was never afraid,” Kathleen remembered, “even though the cars never slowed down.” She continued taking that bus to earn several master's degrees. During World War II she finally found steady work teaching in Whiting, but not at only one school. That would come after the war when she was hired by the North Park Christian School, later called the North Park Academy, where she remained for the next 29 years; retiring in 1976 after a 42 year career as a teacher.
Her best friend and cousin, Libby Wright
Conn, convinced her to move to ,
to be near her after retirement; which she did. Kathleen couldn't simply sit
still though; she taught, for free again, this time at the Chesterton, Indiana .
For the next 17 years she instructed English as a second language. Over the
past 35 years in Chesterton she was active with the Chesterton Adult
Learning Center , volunteering her
time and efforts, as well as volunteering more time in the Chesterton Library.
In 2011 she moved into Rittenhouse of Liberty Bible
where she is visited by friends and family. One of those friends, Daria Sheets,
who met Kathleen at church, listened to all of her stories and called
Generations the Magazine to suggest that we tell this story about this
incredible woman. Valparaiso
On turning 100, Kathleen stated that her secret is that she didn't die yet. She also suggests that you eat your dessert first, which she often does, drink whole milk several times a day, (she has up to three glasses with each meal) and have faith in God. Her personal hero is her mother and her advice to others is to try to do what I would like others to do for me.
Kathleen and Libby 2003
Kathleen and Daria 2013
Source: Generations the Magazine
December 2012/January 2013
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Charles Wallace was born in
in 1777 and married Nancy Benton 16
April 1797. Charles and Nancy moved to Baltimore, Maryland
in 1798 where he built the first water mill on Rough Creek. He also built the
first two Ohio County Ohio County
courthouses, and built a fine home for himself north of .
There was a Wallace family cemetery on the property. Hartford
Below is an image (a painting) of the Charles Wallace home I found on Findagrave.com that was added by Charles Westerfield, II.
And here is another image of the house found on the internet dated 1810. This is also a painting.
Below is an actual photograph of the Charles Wallace house I found on Kentucky Digital web site. The photo was made by Carolyn Murray-Wooley and is undated, but it was undoubtedly taken when the home was in distress (front porch gone).
Also, a historical marker was installed on KY 69 near the Wallace home with the following information:
Builder and owner Charles Wallace erected first two courthouses in Ohio Co. The carpenter-contractor and his brother operated county's first water mill. Wallace came to area in 1798 and built his home ca. 1820, 1/2 mi. north. House had movable wall, which the Wallaces often raised for early Methodist meetings. Home listed on National Register of Historic Places.
[I have been unable to find a photo of the historical marker]
Charles married Nancy Benton in
Maryland and they moved to
in 1798. He and his wife were zealous members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. They were the parents of 14
children. Ohio County
Charles Wallace died 14 Oct 1838 at age 61 and was buried in the family cemetery which is located about 4 miles east of
and north of Highway 69. Hartford
In recent time someone living in house got tired of folks coming to see the home and destroyed the historical marker. Later the house was abandoned and fell down, and later the man farming the property got tired of the cemetery in middle of the field and removed the grave markers.
Recently some descendants of Charles Wallace met each other in
for the first time and were told about the Charles Wallace property, historical
marker, and cemetery. So they decided to find the location of the Hartford and raise some money to restore
the grave markers that had been removed.
The markers that were removed have also been found and are in the
process of being restored. It is hoped
that the historical marker will be reinstalled. Wallace Cemetery
A short film was made in 1981 and published in 1987 by the Genealogical Society of Utah titled “House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky” (author Richard O. Lindsey) that portrays a painting of the house built by Charles Wallace and a portrait of Charles Wallace. It looks like this can be seen at the Family History Library in
Salt Lake City and at the Willard Library, I have not seen this. Evansville, IN.
Here is a photo of a water mill built by Charles Wallace in
dated 1897. Hartford
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
DR. JAMES W. MEADOR,
County, was born November 6, 1838, in Breckinridge County, Ky.,
where he attained his majority, and in 1864, removed to
County, where he has since resided. His father, Jubal Meador, a native of
Bedford County, Va. , was born February 26, 1800, and is now living in
Breckinridge County, where he located in 1810. He is the son of William Meador,
a soldier at Pattieville, Ohio Yorktown, in the Revolutionary
war, who died in 1823. He was of English extraction. Jubal married Elizabeth,
daughter of William Hanks, of Breckinridge County, Ky., and to them were born
Eliza (Parson), Thomas, Margaret (Overton), William, John P., Rhoda (Carwile),
Elizabeth (McCann), and Dr. J. W. Meador. Dr. Meador was married, in 1859, to America V.,
daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Maxwell) Matthews, of Ohio County; she was born
June 2, 1839, and departed this life October 30, 1881. In 1861, Dr. Meador
commenced the study of medicine, and in 1864 was with Dr. T. N. Warfield, of
Cloverport, for seven months, and then located at Pattieville, where he
practiced his profession four years. In 1868 he attended lectures at the
University of Louisville, from which he graduated in 1869, and has since that
time been successfully engaged in his chosen calling. He is an honored member
of the Masonic fraternity, is connected with the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, and in politics is a Republican. In 1873-74, and again in 1877-78, Dr.
Meador was chosen by his fellow-citizens as their representative in the
legislature of Kentucky.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Dr. Meador died 13 Jan 1904 in Ohio County and is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ohio County.
Son of Jubal & Elizabeth "Hanks" Meador. Husband of 1. America V. "Matthews" Meador married Feb. 8. 1859. 2. Mattie "Herndon" Meador. In Memory of Dr. J.W. Meador. Life's fitful fever is over and great and kindly soul sleeps well, and I will endeavor, though somewhat tardily, to do what in life I promised my friend I would do. James W. Meador was born in Breckenridge county on November 8, 1838, and spent his youth and early manhood in the manner of a country boy of that period. He chose the profession of medicine, and was graduated from the University of Louisville in 1869 with distinguished credit. He located at Shreve in Ohio county where he entered at once upon a lucrative practice which, together with implicit confidence of the people, he held until his death. Such was his popularity that in 1873 the Republicans of the county nominated him for Representative, believing that he was only man that could overcome a very large Democratic majority. After a closely contested election, he was elected over his opponent, Wm Coleman, by a substantial majority, being the first Republican to carry the county. Again in 1877 he was elected a member of the General Assembly and, as before, he served with distinction the people who had honored him. In both elections he was given almost a solid vote from his home country. He was an able stump speaker, and a unique and successful campaigner. In the political annals of the county no man ever stood higher in his party councils, or enjoyed the respect and consideration of his adversaries more. But, eminent as he was in public life, it was in the practice of his profession that he showed himself to be a public benefactor. With him there was no distinction between prince and peasant. He answered the call and ministered to the wants of the humbly poor with the same alacrity that he answered the summons of those in affluence. He showed by his self sacrifice in his effort to aid others that wherever the path of duty and honor may have led, however steep and rugged it may have been, he was ready to walk in it. Commonplace as it may seem, he realized that this doing of his duty embodied the highest ideal of life and character. While there have been nothing heroic in his faithful performance of duty, and the common lot of man is not heroic, yet was it not magnificent? The sense of having alleviated suffering, mitigated sorrow, of duty performed, that was with him through a long and eventful life, was no doubt with him to console and sustain in that scene of inconceivable solemnity which marked its close. In his spare moments he found time to acquaint himself with every subject that engaged the thinking minds of the age, and especially did he love---the bards sublime whose distant footsteps echo down the corridors of time. In 1893 he supplemented his medical training with a post graduate course in the Chicago Policlinic. In his county he stood without a peer in his profession, and as a general practicionor he had few equals. His profound research, his depth of thought, his extensive travel, his congeniality, and his sympathetic heart made him a delightful associate. Though affliction cast a shadow over his later life, to his friends he was ever the same. In his death the people among whom he practiced sustained a loss they could hardly realize. On the evening of January 13th, 1904, after a brave but ineffectual struggle against the dissolution which comes to us all, the last flickering shadows or the evening of life faded, and he fell quietly to sleep to be awakened only by the final trumpet call. In life he built his own monument; in death he need his no eulogy. He left a wife and all his acquaintances to mourn his sad demise. Kind hands and loving hearts prepared for him a vault in the Pleasant Grove cemetery which will, no doubt, defy the unkind touch of relentless time. Here on the afternoon of January 19, after an address by Dr. Godsey, he was laid quietly to rest in the presence of a vast concourse of his friends, among the scenes of his early life its noonday, and its close. He was sixty five years old. His death was due to a complication of troubles. To me Dr. Meador was ever a loyal friend, and his many acts of kindness and words of social cheer will ever be held in enduring and grateful remembrance. J.M.D.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Cromwell Home Guard Organized
In west central
after Lincoln’s call for troops, men and boys
living near Cromwell and elsewhere in ,
put down their plows and picked up their
guns to defend their homes. The Cromwell Home Guard was organized in June
1861. As members of the Guard, they were anxious to help protect their own
family members and homes, and indeed, the homes all over the county, against
Confederate raiders. (At least 150 men from Ohio County
served in the Cromwell Home Guard. It appears that the commanding officer was Captain
W. H. Porter. This unit was active about seven or eight months and many of
these men subsequently enlisted in the Union Army. See my blog posted August 13, 2012 for a list of names of members of the Cromwell Home Guard.) Ohio County
The Cromwell Home Guard guarded ferries, constructed bridges, and sabotaged and destroyed Rebel obstructions. The Guard became an important source of information to Union troops about the enemy forces. One of their most significant jobs was keeping Union troops informed about the size and moves of Confederate forces in the area. The Home Guard from Cromwell was also a constant menace to active Confederate couriers in the area, who often carried supplies, messages and intelligence of updated strength and disposition. The Cromwell Home Guard took pride in their jobs to try to foil the Rebel ambitions, and they became recognized by Union leaders for their daring and courage in west central
Less than a year after joining two members of the unit were taken prisoner while on duty near Borah’s Ferry on New Year’s Day 1862, in
. They were carried off and put in a
Confederate prison in Ohio County Maryland, and later were
to be exchanged at Aiken’s Landing, . Virginia
Subsequent research at the National Archives verified that Thomas Smith was a member of the Cromwell Home Guard when he was taken prisoner by Confederate troops January 1, 1862, at a point between Borah’s Ferry on Green River and
County, Kentucky. He and his friend,
James A. Stevens, who were guarding the ferry together, were captured and carried
off by the Confederates. James A.
Stevens and Thomas Smith were later paroled from prison at Aiken’s Landing,
below Dutch Gap on the James River, Bowling Green Virginia,
on September 14, 1862, as of Company E., 15th .
Thomas later died in a prison hospital at Kentucky ,
November 16, 1862, while waiting to be sent home. Annapolis, Maryland
James Axley Stevens, captured along with Thomas Smith on New Year’s Day, 1862, survived the war and returned home to
. Born in 1817, he was the son of Henry Stevens
and Hannah Bennett, both of whom are said to have come to Ohio
County, from . Montgomery County, Maryland
The Stevens and Smith families appear to be closely connected and some of the families may have intermarried. Almost five years later, on the 21st day of October, 1869, Thomas Smith’s friend, James A. Stevens, gave an affidavit, along with several others, on behalf of and for the benefit of Kitty Ann Smith (widow of Thomas Smith), when she was trying to obtain a widow’s pension. In this affidavit, James declared and made oath:
“that he and Thomas Smith were both members of Capt. William H. Porter’s Company of Home Guards, and that on the 1st day of January, a squad of the company were guarding Borah’s Ferry on Green River by order of Colonel McHenry of the 17th, who was then at Hartford, and the Rebels then held Bowling Green and the ferry way between those points, and that the squad was captured by the Rebels, and affiant and Smith were retained in custody until 15th Sept. 1862 when they were paroled and sent to
Smith was sick at the time they were paroled,
and Thomas was sent to a hospital and died there of diahrrea (sic) which
disease he caught while a captive.” Annapolis, Md.
Kitty Ann (Jenkins) Smith, then age 32, was never to see her husband again. She was left with a small farm near Cromwell and the duty of raising their five young children, ranging in age from six months to eleven years. She eventually obtained a widow’s pension by a special Act of Congress. It took a special Act because her husband was in the Home Guards, and not a soldier in the regular U. S. Army. But, because the Home Guard militia had been ordered out by Col. John McHenry of the 17th Kentucky Regiment, Thomas Smith’s duty at Borah’s Ferry was considered to be active war service. She was granted a pension of $8.00 per month as shown in the Special Act of Congress below:
CHAP. CDXXIV. — An Act granting a Pension to Kitty A. Smith:
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Kitty A. Smith, widow of Thomas Smith, late a private in the Ohio county, Kentucky, home guards, and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month from the passage of this act.
Approved, March 3, 1873.
Submitted by Janice Cox Brown, Coppell
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
CHAMBURS I. MAXEY,
County, was born in Warren County,
Ky., July 15, 1851; he is a son of John J. and Elizabeth Maxey, both natives of
. John Maxey, the father of our
subject, was first married to Polly Bellar, in the year 1833; to them were born
four sons; Calvin and Wilson (who died at an early age), William W., and John
M., who enlisted in the civil war of 1861. William was killed in the battle of
Shiloh, Tenn., in 1862. John J. Maxey's second marriage was with Miss Elizabeth
Hudnall, April 2, 1844. Their union was blessed with thirteen children, nine of
whom lived to be grown and married, eight of whom are living (1885): Prudence
A., Ann H., Althea M., Julie E., Hesser C., Willie W., Chamburs I., and Warren
W. Edward Maxey, the grandfather of our
subject, was a native of Virginia, where he married Judy White, and removed to
Kentucky in an early day. Chamburs I. Maxey, in 1872, began to work for
himself; raised a crop of corn, and in the autumn of that year married Fannie
R., daughter of Joseph Hudnall, of Ohio County. After marriage, Mr. Maxey rented
land for one year, and in 1873, removed to Ohio County, and settled on his
father-in-law's land, where he now resides. He has opened a nice little farm,
well fenced and improved, and gives his entire attention to farming, in which
he is successful, and is one of the rising young farmers of Ohio county. Mr.
and Mrs. Maxey are the parents of three children: Joseph J., Minnie M., and Ida
Pearl. Mr. Maxey and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, and in
politics Mr. Maxey is a Republican. Warren County
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Chamburs Irwin Maxey died 8 Jun 1933 in Akron, Ohio and is buried in Tallmadge Cemetery, Summit County, Ohio.
And his brother:
REV. MILBURN A. MAXEY was born March 7, 1848, and died November 6, 1884, aged thirty-six years seven months and twenty-nine days. He died of liver disease. He joined the Logan Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at Cavena, Hart Co.,
Ky., October 1869. He went to Cumberland
University in February, 1870. He was licensed to preach at Rockfield, Warren
Co., Ky., on the 12th day of August, 1871, in his twenty-fourth year, and was
ordained in 1872. He preached in Arkansas County, Ark., during the summer of
1872, and witnessed fifty conversions. He graduated in theology, in Cumberland
University, in June, 1875, and began his active labors as a pastor in Christian
County, Ky., where he continued to labor incessantly and with great acceptance and efficiency until he left there, nearly three
years ago, and removed to , where he labored until his
death. In Columbia he was universally beloved by his church, and not only by
his own church but by other denominations, and by outsiders generally. He had
won a strong hold upon the affections of the people, both inside and outside of
his church. He was a favorite with all classes. He was the friend of the poor
man as well as the rich. He made no distinctions, and wherever suffering
humanity called for assistance, like his blessed Master, he was ready to go and
render any aid in his power. He was an uncompromising advocate of the truth,
and it is believed that he would sooner have suffered martyrdom than to have
sacrificed his conscientious convictions of truth and duty. He was sympathetic,
tender and kind toward all with whom he came in contact. He was affable in his
intercourse with men, and by his genial disposition won the affections of all
he chanced to meet. But Brother Maxey's race is run. He has fought the last
battle, and though he fell in the fight, yet he has triumphed over death, and
has ascended to be forever with the Lord. He conversed freely before his death
about his future prospects. On Tuesday afternoon, November 4, the substance of
the following conversation took place: I said to him: "Brother Maxey, I
did not get to go to our last meeting of Presbytery. You preached the opening
sermon: what was your text?" "I preached twice. My text on Friday was
John III, 30: 'He must increase, but I must decrease.' My text on Sabbath was 2
Cor. III, 18: 'But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of
the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the
Spirit of the Lord.'" Columbia,
The Rev. T. J. Duncan (Methodist) said: "Brother Maxey, if you have anything to say to your wife, children, father, sister, or friends, you might say it now. We do not wish to alarm you, but the chances are against your getting well, and you should make any arrangements you might want to make now while you can." To this he replied: "This does not excite me. I am prepared for it." Then, addressing his father, he spoke of his life insurance policy, to the amount of $5,000, which he had carried until within a few months past, when he had to drop it on account of financial pressure. This, of course, is lost. What a warning to others, with a slight hint to churches to carry a policy on the life of their pastor for the benefit of his helpless family. Brother Maxey said, however, "I have been young, and though not yet very old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."
Turning to the writer, he said, "Do you remember those sweet little songs we sang when your little Willie lay dying? Then you know the song 'Nearer, Dearer,' " and in a clear and very distinct voice he sang the chorus:
Nearer, dearer, I long to feel my Saviour,
Nearer, dearer, hour by hour.
His wife said, "If it should come to the worst, where do you want to be laid to rest?" He replied, "On that grand old hillside where I used to play in childhood, if it suits you all." Brother Duncan said, "But Brother Maxey, would you not like it better, if it suited all around, to be buried here in the midst of your flock, where they could watch over your grave and do you honor?" Finally he said, "I only wanted to honor my father and mother, but if agreeable, let it be as Ida wishes it." His wife asked him for his favorite hymn. He replied, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' name." She then asked him for his favorite chapter. He said, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name.” He then quoted many passages of Scripture and favorite verses of poetry. "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee," was repeated frequently. Referring to his church, he said, "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." And with many other words did he exhort us that evening. He lay quietly for some time repeating the precious Scripture promises, sach as, “In my Father's house are many mansions," etc., "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." At one time he said, "I wish that you all knew how easy it is to die." Then he said, "He will never leave me nor forsake me." Just before he died, his wife, bending over him, anxious to know if he were still conscious, and if he still recognized her, said, "Who is this talking to you?" He said, "It is my own sweet Ida." Then at last he said, "Farewell, farewell to all." We knew that his last moments were near, and we asked, “Is Jesus with you yet?" "O yes; he is with me all the time." "Do you suffer any pain?" "None at all. All is well with me forever." He then spoke of his dear departed loved ones, and said, "They have gone on before me, but I shall soon overtake them." And then with rapture he said, "I can almost hear the music of the angels on the other shore.”
The burial services were conducted by the Rev. J. S. Grider, of Bowling Green, Ky., who gave a brief sketch of his life, and called our attention to 2 Tim. IV, 6-8: "For I am now ready to be offered," etc. The discourse was a masterly effort, eliciting the warmest expressions of commendation. Brother Grider was assisted by the Rev. T. J. Duncan, former pastor here of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and co-laborer here with Brother Maxey, who delivered an earnest and impressive address, indorsing Brother Maxey's work, and giving a brief history of his life since his coming to Columbia. He was followed by the Rev. W. C. Grace, pastor of the Baptist Church, who passed a high eulogy upon the deceased, and spoke in touching words also of his private relation to Brothey Maxey, and of his intercourse with him. The burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, where he was interred by the K. of P. and the Masonic order. Here he sweetly sleeps beneath the waving pine and the vine-covered earth, waiting for the resurrection of the just. The fallen soldier sleeps on the field of battle, in companionship, with the mighty dead-— the Rev. S. G. Caruthers, the Rev. B. C. Chapman, and hosts of others eminent for piety. We can scarcely realize the fact that our comrade has fallen from our side, but it is so; Milburn A. Maxey is gone. He was our friend, our brother; true in life and faithful in death. Farewell, my true yoke-fellow. The bonds that bound us together in life shall not be sundered by death, for in the "bright forever," “the summer land of song," we expect to meet thee agajn. “Though lost to sight, to memory thou art dear," and we know that thou art only gone before, withdrawn for the present from our view, as the stars of night disappear from our view before the light of day. Yet we know that thou art not lost, but only gone before.
Gone, but not lost, our brother dear!
Gone home to glory and to God.
We meet today, and drop a tear
Where rests his body 'neath the sod.
Gone, but not lost; O no, not lost!
Although he fell in battle strife.
He fell a soldier at his post,
And now he wears a crown of life.
Gone, but not lost! just gone before.
Where Jesus and the angels dwell;
He rests in peace, his labor's o'er,
And we today his triumph tell.
Brother Maxey leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss, one little daughter — Maud, by his first wife, and two little boys — Milburn and Herschel, by the last. O! thou God of the widow and fatherless, draw near to these, and comfort and protect them in this great loss! And may the father's fallen mantle fall eventually upon one or both of these dear little boys, and may they fill the vacancy made in the ranks of the ministry, and at last gather together with their sainted father in the realms of eternal day.
Note: Milburn Adalbert Maxey is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, TN.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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P.S.: If you see Jerry, please thank him for all this work.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Stella F. Bell, daughter of Jefferson Bell Jr and Anna M Marks, was born 3 May 1885 in the Belltown community near Buford, Ohio Co KY. She died on 14 January 1888 and was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Ohio Co.
Stella M. Bell, daughter of Samuel William Bell and Laura Shown, was born October 1897 in Ohio Co, KY
Virgie Lee Bell, daughter of Jefferson Bell Jr and Dolly D. Richeson, was born 21 June 1920 in Ohio Co, KY. She never married and lived at
in 2006. Hartford
Virginia Baird Bell, daughter of Alexander Thomas Bell and Sarah Maria Lindley, was born 12 December 1893 in Ohio Co KY. She married Robert Carr Williams, a farmer, in
on 30 August 1936. He was born in Daviess Co on 22 March 1880, son of Raleigh T
Williams and Elizabeth Amelia Stone, and lived in Daviess Co in 1918. Robert
died in Daviess Co on 10 March 1952 and was buried in Hartford, KY Rose
in . Owensboro Virginia died at
on 1 November 1985. They had a daughter- Hartford
a. Katheryn McKay Williams, b 1 Nov 1939
William Arthur Bell, son of Samuel William Bell and Laura Shown, was born 25 September 1894 at Buford, Ohio Co, KY. He died 5 September 1970 in Ohio Co.
William R. Bell, son of Jefferson Bell Jr and Dolly D. Richeson, was born 24 December 1912 in Ohio Co, KY. He never married. William enlisted in the US Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison in IN on 24 March 1942. He died at
on 17 January 1997. Owensboro
Avis Nadine Boyd, daughter of Mary Belle Pirtle and Everett Boyd, was born 1 November 1933 at No Creek in Ohio Co, KY. She married Curtis Grider on 1 June 1952.
Madelyn Beverly Boyd, daughter of Mary Belle Pirtle and Everett Boyd, was born 31 December 1925 at No Creek in Ohio Co, KY. She married Rolly C. Tichenor on 31 December 1948.
Alice Powell Cooper, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P Bennett, was born 3 September 1851 in Ohio Co, KY. She married William Jasper Riley on 21 October 1869 at her parents' home in Ohio Co. William was born in Ohio Co on 6 February 1848, son of Benjamin Franklin Riley and Mariah Moseley.
Alice died 9 April 1914 and William on 13 June 1932; both
are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery
They had six children- Owensboro
a. Marion Calhoun Riley, b 1 Aug 1870
b. John Robert Riley, b 26 Nov 1872
c. Wade Hamilton Riley, b 20 Jul 1877
d. Lora Pearl Riley, b 14 Sep 1882
e. Flora Belle Riley, b Apr 1884
f. Mary Lee Riley, b Sep 1898
Dewitt T. Cooper, probably a son of Samuel O Cooper and Lucy Belle Hix, was born on 8 April 1886 in Ohio Co, KY. He died on 12 April 1886 and is buried in Ohio Co KY.
Frances M. Cooper, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P Bennett, was born 23 March 1845 in Ohio Co, KY. She married Monroe Tinsley at her father's home on 28 January 1866. He was born about 1840 in Ohio Co, son of Joshua Tinsley and Martha Sledd, both from VA. Monroe, a farmer in Ohio Co near
was a Civil War veteran. Hartford Frances
died on 13 December 1871, probably in Ohio Co, and was buried in . After her death,
Mattie Combs in McLean Co on 20 January 1876. Frances and Monroe had three
a. Simon B B Tinsley, b 1867
b. Mary M Tinsley, b 24 Apr 1869
c. Effie Lee Tinsley, b 9 Mar 1870
Monroe and Mattie Combs had a daughter Henrietta F Tinsley, born in Ohio Co in 1877.
John D. Cooper, son of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P. Bennett, was born 25 August 1846 in Ohio Co KY, and died 3 January 1869; he is buried in
Ohio Co. John probably never married. New Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
Joseph A. Cooper, son of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P Bennett, was born about 1853 in Ohio Co, KY. He died on 20 September 1855 of “flux.”
Joshua H. Cooper, son of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P Bennett, was born 18 December 1843 in Ohio Co, KY. He married Emma Marsh in 1870 in Washington Co TX, and died in TX on 25 January 1879.
Lorenzo Dow Cooper, son of Alice Rowan and Joshua G Cooper, was born 31 March 1819 in Ohio Co. He married Mary P. Bennett in Ohio Co on 27 October 1842. She was born at No Creek on 20 September 1821, daughter of Joseph Bennett and Frances H Chapman, and died 24 March 1865. Lorenzo then married Elizabeth Polly, who was born 28 May 1819 and died 21 May 1899. Her father was Peter Polly. Lorenzo was a farmer and lived in the New Bethel area. He died on 27 August 1887 in Ohio Co and had eleven children, all born in Ohio Co-
1. Joshua H Cooper, b 18 Dec 1843
M Cooper, b 23 Mar
3. John D Cooper, b 25 Aug 1846
4. Mary Delila Cooper, b 25 Nov 1849
5. Alice Powell Cooper, b 3 Sep 1851
6. Joseph A Cooper, b c1853
7. Sarah A Cooper, b 27 Mar 1853
8. Samuel O Cooper, b 22 Aug 1857
9. girl Cooper, born 3 February 1861, died the same day.
10. Ruth A Cooper, b 14 Sep 1862
11. girl Cooper, b 3 Feb 1865, died the same day; she is buried in
. New Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
Elizabeth Polly first married Mr Henry.
a sister named Mary M. Polly who married a Mr. Hudson. Elizabeth
M. Ernestine Cooper, probably a daughter of Samuel O. Cooper and Belle Hicks, was born on 1 January 1887 in Ohio Co, KY. She died on 1 November 1889 and is buried in Ohio Co, KY.
Mary Delila Cooper, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P. Bennett, was born 25 November 1849 in Ohio Co, KY. On 21 October 1869 in a double wedding with her sister Alice, Mary married William V Crow at her father's home. He was born in Ohio Co in June 1848, son of Wesley Crow and Delila Dexter. Witnesses at the marriage were Monroe Tinsley and Peter Smith. William was Mary's neighbor in 1860 and was a farmer. Mary died 17 March 1873 and William later married Lucy E. _____, who was born 5 July 1859 in KY and died 1 September 1885, and was buried in
in Ohio Co. They lived at
Livermore, McLean Co in 1880 and he was a dry goods merchant. In 1900 he lived
at Vanover, Daviess Co. Mary is also buried in New Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery . She and William had two
children- New Bethel Cemetery
a. Amy Crow, b 1871
b. Mary Cecelia Crow, b 13 Feb 1872
William's second wife Lucy is buried with her two infant children Herschell O Crow and Louise E Crow. Lucy also had two other sons: Homer M Crow, born February 1879; and Clovis O Crow, born July 1884.
Noel H. Cooper, son of Samuel O Cooper and Lucy Belle Hix, was born 1 January 1883 in Ohio Co, KY. He lived at
September 1918 and in 1930. He died there on 10 March 1944. Noel was a laundry
proprietor, and married Dorothy M. “Dora” Wheeler in 1911. She was born in OR in
1885. They had a daughter- San Diego, CA
1. Dorothy Geraldine Cooper, b 15 Jun 1912
Ruth A. Cooper, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P. Bennett, was born 14 September 1862 in Ohio Co, KY. She died 26 August 1864; she is buried in
. New Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
Samuel O. Cooper, son of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P. Bennett, was born 22 August 1857 in Ohio Co, KY. He married Lucy Belle Hix in Daviess Co on 19 May 1881. Her name was Hicks in the KY record, and spelled Hix on her children’s CA records. She was born in Daviess Co in August 1858. Samuel and Belle moved to
1900; they were in Daviess Co in 1900, and he was then a dairyman. In 1910 they
were in Inyo Co, CA and he was a farmer there. They died in San Diego Co, she in
November 1916 and Samuel in January 1937. After Lucy died, Sam married Mary J. _____ and they lived at San Diego, CA where Sam worked for a creamery. Mary
J was born in KS in 1872 and this was their second marriage. In 1930 Sam lived
with his son Samuel Rowan Cooper at San
Bernardino , and Sam was again a widower. He and Lucy had
six children with four still living in 1900 and 1910; all were born in Los
a. Noel H. Cooper, b 1 Jan 1883
b. Dewitt T. Cooper, b 8 Apr 1886
c. M. Ernestine Cooper, b 1 Jan 1887
d. Robert Lorenzo Cooper, b 31 Mar 1888
e. Samuel Rowan Cooper, b 6 Feb 1895
f. Nina M. Cooper, b Sep 1896
Sarah A Cooper, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Cooper and Mary P. Bennett, was born 27 March 1853 in Ohio Co, KY. She died on 20 September 1855 of “flux.”
Anna Katherine Cox, daughter of Rowan Paul Cox and Bevvie Harl, was born 1 December 1907 at Heflin, Ohio Co, KY. She lived for a while in Polk Co, FL where her parents bought a citrus farm, and never married. Anna was a stenographer. She died on 20 October 1968 at
was buried in Woodward's at
Heflin. Valley Church Cemetery
Eden Cox, daughter of James Roy Cox and Sallie Atherton, was born in February 1899 in Ohio Co, KY and died in 1901.
James Cox, son of James Roy Cox and Sallie Atherton, was born in 1901 in Ohio Co, KY and died as an infant.
James Roy Cox, son of Sarah Isabelle Rowan and James Phillip Cox, was born 25 March 1873 in Ohio Co, KY. He was a farmer and postmaster at
married Sallie Atherton in McLean Co on 3 February 1898. She was born in McLean
Co on 18 January 1881, daughter of William C Atherton and Susan Skillman.
Sallie died 17 February 1964 at Livermore Livermore,
and James died at on
16 March 1949 but lived in McLean Co then. They are buried in Owensboro Oak Hill Cemetery at . They had nine children- Livermore
Cox, b Feb 1899 Eden
2. James Cox, b 1901
3. Neff Cox, b 19 May 1902
4. Sam Herr Cox, b 13 Feb 1906
5. William Cooper Cox, b 25 Oct 1908
Cox, b 9 Feb 1912 Marietta
7. Frances Noel Cox, b 14 Oct 1914
8. Anna Sue Cox, b 10 Jul 1919
M Cox, b Apr 1924 Nancy
A close neighbor of James and Sallie in 1920 was Charles Cephas Atherton and wife Julia Flint Rowan [R2b1b4c]. Julia was James R. Cox’s first cousin.
Lucinda Abigail “Lula” Cox, daughter of Sarah Isabelle Rowan and James Phillip Cox, was born 21 September 1866 in Ohio Co, KY. She was a farmer near Heflin in 1920, living alone, and she owned her own farm. She never married and died on 21 March 1945 in Ohio Co but lived in McLean Co then. Lula is buried in Woodward's Valley Church Cemetery at Heflin.
Neff Cox, son of James Roy Cox and Sallie Atherton, was born 19 May 1902 in Ohio Co, KY and grew up in McLean Co. His name in 1910 was Nefferson Cox. He married Pauline _____ about 1926 and they lived at
in a rooming house while he was beginning his pharmacy career. Family records
state that Neff married Mary Jacqueline Usrey, but his wife in 1930 was
Pauline. He and his wife (wives?) lived at Louisville Evansville, IN for most of the remainder of their lives
Pauline was born in 1903 in KY. Mary J. was born in 1903 at Red Boiling, TN and
died in Louisville on
23 December 1970. She was buried in Evansville with
Neff. He died at home in Livermore Evansville on
6 June 1970 and was buried at His wife when he died was Mary J.
He and Mary had two sons- Livermore, KY.
a. Neff Cox, Jr
b. Roy Usrey Cox, b May 1941
Orien Noel Cox, son of Sarah Isabelle Rowan and James Phillip Cox, was born 26 December 1878 in Ohio Co, KY, and grew up in Daviess Co. In 1910 he lived at Hartford, Ohio Co with James Reid Atherton and wife Minnie E _____. Orien died in Ohio Co on 8 March 1914. He never married and was buried in Woodward's
Heflin. James Reid Atherton
was born 1 Sep 1877 in Daviess Co KY, and lived at Evansville, IN from 1920.
His wife Minnie E. was born in KY in 1883, and married James about 1903. James R
Atherton was a son of James Monroe Atherton and Valley Church Cemetery Jane Tichenor. Lydia
Rowan Paul Cox, son of Sarah Isabelle Rowan and James Phillip Cox, was born 19 May 1883 in Ohio Co, KY. He married Bevvie Harl on 31 January 1907. She was born at Pettit in Daviess Co on 20 January 1882, daughter of James S. Harl and Katherine Cummings. Rowan was a farmer, and Bevvie was a school teacher. In 1918 they lived at
and in the 1920s they moved to Winter Haven, Polk Co FL and bought a citrus
tree farm. Bevvie’s father went with them. They didn’t stay there long because
the whole family died in KY. Rowan died 14 February 1970 and Bevvie on 25 April
1977, both in Ohio Co. They were buried in Woodward's Livermore at Heflin. They had three
children, all born in Ohio Co KY- Valley Church Cemetery
1. Anna Katherine Cox, b 1 Dec 1907
2. Sarah Isabelle Cox, b 7 Sep 1909
3. Joseph Rowan Cox, b 3 Oct 1914
In 1910 their hired farm hand was Ollie Atherton, future husband of Rowan Cox’s cousin Georgia Adena Bell
Sally Atherton Cox, daughter of Samuel Cox and Mary Edyth Lyons, was born 27 January 1926 in Ohio Co, KY. She married Patrick Kehoe and they had a son-
1. Michael K. Kehoe, b 11 Aug 1949 in Daviess Co. He may be the Michael K. Kehoe who married Kathy C _____, born in November 1954, and lived at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co VA in 2007.
Samuel Herr Cox, son of James Roy Cox and Sallie Atherton, was born 13 February 1906 in Ohio Co, KY. He married Mary Edyth Lyons on 14 November 1925 in Daviess Co and they lived at Nuckols. She was born in Ohio Co on 2 April 1902, daughter of Ollie Lyons and Inez Phillips, and died on 25 March 1976 at Calhoun, McLean Co. In 1970 when his brother Neff died, Sam lived at Nuckols. Sam died in Daviess Co on 19 May 1984 but lived at Livermore, McLean Co then. They had four children-
a. Sally Atherton Cox, b 27 Jan 1926
Cox, b 8 Aug 1928 Lyons
c. Ruth Christine Cox, b 15 Jan 1930
d. Frank Smith Cox, b 15 Aug 1932
William Bemiss Cox, son of Sarah Isabelle Rowan and James Phillip Cox, was born in 1864 in Ohio Co, KY. He married G. V. Brent and died on 5 March 1902, probably in
They had a daughter- Evansville, IN.
1. Inez E. Cox, b 18 Sep 1900
Amy Crow, daughter of Mary Delila Cooper and William V. Crow, was born in 1871 in Ohio Co, KY.
Mary Cecelia Crow, daughter of Mary Delila Cooper and William V. Crow, was born on 13 February 1872 and died 12 May 1872. She is buried in Ohio Co, KY at
. New Bethel Church Cemetery
James Rowan Crowe, son of Lillah Gertrude Pirtle and James Franklin Crowe, was born 4 November 1931 in Ohio Co, KY. He married Faye Edmonson on 20 January 1956 and they live in
Faye was born 17 June 1934, probably in Owensboro . They have two children- Owensboro
1. James Michael Crowe, b 1 Sep 1956
2. Debbie Gale Crowe, b 3 Nov 1957
Marjorie Allene Crowe, daughter of Lillah Gertrude Pirtle and James Franklin Crowe, was born 6 May 1934 in Ohio Co, KY, and died on 24 June 1934. She is buried in Woodward's
. Valley Cemetery
Mary Lou Crowe, daughter of Lillah Gertrude Pirtle and James Franklin Crowe, was born 11 October 1927 in Ohio Co, KY. She married Medley Ling on 14 January 1956. He was born on 3 April 1925 in
They live in Owensboro and
have two children- Owensboro
1. Medley Stefon Ling, b 15 Mar 1959
2. Eric Jonathan Ling, b 30 Jun 1961
Wilda Jean Crowe, daughter of Lillah Gertrude Pirtle and James Franklin Crowe, was born 26 October 1924 in Ohio Co, KY. 1930 census says her name is Amelda; birth parents for her children show Wilda. She married Tullis O. Baird at No Creek in Ohio Co on 20 February 1945. He was born on 28 December 1914 at Beda, son of Andrew L Baird and Martha Ann McMillion. Wilda and Tullis lived in
and had two
children, both born in Daviess Co- Hartford
Baird, b 9 Jul
2. Barbara Jean Baird, b 30 Oct 1955
John Lee Daniel, son of Hannah Bell Shown and Albert Carlton Daniel, was born 9 July 1940 at Beaver Dam, KY. On 12 May 1962 he married Carole Ann Barrass in Ohio Co. She was born on 14 May 1939, daughter of Maurice Barrass and Marian Turner. They were divorced in 1995. John is an electrician and lives at Beaver Dam. They have two daughters-
1. Sheree Dee Ann Daniel, b 21 Dec 1958
2. Marian Elizabeth Daniel, b 13 Oct 1962
Carole first married Willis Grey Miller. Their daughter was adopted by John.
Ruth Davidson, daughter of Minnie Rowan and Daniel Davidson, was born 29 March 1892 in Daviess Co, KY (she was age 8 in 1900, 18 in 1910, and 26 in 1920). Ruth married Clarence Willingham about 1913 and they lived at
. She worked in
a tobacco drying plant in 1920. Ruth died of spinal meningitis on 13 June 1920,
just west of Owensboro Owensboro, and was buried
in . Clarence was born 15 July 1889
in KY, son of Silas Willingham and Minnie Winstead (see note following). After
Ruth died, Clarence and his children lived with his parents at Pettit Cemetery . He and Ruth
had three children, all born near Owensboro Owensboro, KY-
1. Daniel C. Willingham, b Jun 1914, was named after his maternal grandfather.
2. David H. Willingham, b Nov 1915
3. Carl L. Willingham, b 12 Jul 1917, grew up in Daviess Co and died at
1 January 1997. Indianapolis, IN
Silas Willingham was born in 1865 in KY and died 6 Nov 1930 at
. He was a son of Frank Willingham
and Sarah Cheatham, and was buried at Sorgho just west of Owensboro . Minnie was the middle of five
children of Rachael Winstead and probably Thurman Burks, and was born 27 Oct
1862 at Vanover, Daviess Co, and died at Owensboro on 8 Jun 1951. In 1880 Minnie
and her youngest sister Lucy and their mother Rachael Winstead lived at
Oakford, Daviess Co. In 1870 Minnie and her four siblings lived with their
mother at Vanover, but with no father in their home. The children were Rosa,
Joseph, Minnie, John, and Lucinda Winstead; Lucinda was age 2, so Rachael’s
husband must have died between 1867 and 1870. Minnie’s brother Joseph’s death
record (3 Feb 1865 - 4 Feb 1917) stated that his parents were Thurman Burks and
Rachael Winstead. A search of Owensboro Ohio,
McLean, and of 1860 showed the only
Burks families in those three counties were in Ohio Co, and none had a Thurman
Burks. So apparently Thurman Burks was a Black slave in 1860 (and not named in
the census records), and had died soon before 1870. Rachael then reverted to
her maiden name. Rachael’s children all used the Winstead family name. Silas
Willingham and Minnie were both buried at Sorgho. Daviess Counties
Alice Rowan Douglass, daughter of John Douglass Jr and Sarah Hudson, was born 25 October 1849 in Ohio Co or in McLean Co, KY. She married Dr William F Gillim in McLean Co on 4 March 1875. In 1910 they lived at
He was born in KY in 1847. Owensboro died
at Owensboro, Daviess Co, on 14 February 1917 and William moved in with their
daughter Elizabeth who was living at Evanston, Cook Co, IL. Alice Alice was buried in two
days later. Elmwood Cemetery Alice’s son-in-law Harry
Campbell Bean, husband of daughter Elizabeth, supplied the personal information
death certificate. She and William had two children still at home in 1910, but
had a total of seven with six still alive in 1900 and five alive in 1910- Alice
E. Gillim, b Feb 1878
b. Sallie Gillim, b Feb 1880
c. Abbie Gillim, b May 1881
d. Parvian D. Gillim, b 14 Feb 1882
e. Frances Gillim, b Aug 1886
f. Elizabeth Newsome Gillim, b Apr 1887
D. Gillim, b Dec 1889 Alice
NOTE: Over the years this family name was spelled Gillim and Gilliam, but
’s death record and the
1920 census (the most accurate census up to then) used the Gillim spelling. Alice
John Douglass, Jr, son of Alice Rowan and John Douglass, was born 4 March 1812 at No Creek in Ohio Co. He married Amanda Bennett in Ohio Co on 14 November 1837, and married Sarah Hudson about 1843. Amanda was born about 1816 in Ohio Co, daughter of Samuel Bennett and Lucretia Barnett. She died 11 August 1842. John lived next door to John W Bell and John A Rowan in
John Jr died on 18 June 1882; he is buried in Livermore in
McLean Co KY with Sarah. She was born 1 March 1807, and died 9 May 1886. Sarah
was a daughter of Thomas Hudson of VA, and was the sister of Patsey Martha
Hudson who married Charles S Simmons. Charles was a brother of America Simmons
who married John Douglass Jr's first cousin Dr Alexander Rowan. Sarah was a
widow of George French before her marriage with John. John had three children- Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery
1. Mary Jane Douglass, b c1840
2. Lorenzo C. Douglass, b 1844
3. Alice Rowan Douglass, b 25 Oct 1849
Lorenzo C. Douglass, son of John Douglass, Jr and Sarah Hudson, was born in 1844 in Ohio Co. He died of scarlet fever in Ohio Co on 3 February 1855.
Mary Jane Douglass, daughter of John Douglass Jr and Amanda Bennett, was born about 1840 in Ohio Co. She married Henry C. Hackett in McLean Co on 27 June 1863. He was born in
Maine in 1831
and was a carpenter at .
Mary died in the 1860s and had two children- Livermore
a. Melvina D. Hackett, b 1864
b. Arthur M. Hackett, b 1865
William Rowan Douglass, son of Alice Rowan and John Douglass, was born between 1801 and 1810 in Nelson or Ohio Co. He lived in St Louis Co, MO in 1832. In 1840 there was a W. R. Douglass living at
. The 1840 census record shows that he was then
age in his 30s (born 1801-1810) and he had a wife born in the 1810s. They had
three children- St
1. boy Douglass, b 1831-1835
2. boy Douglass, b 1831-1835
3. girl Douglass, b 1836-1840
Dorothy Nell Dunn, daughter of Anabelle Atherton and Dalton Lee Dunn, was born 5 January 1946 in Ohio Co, KY. She married Larry Eugene Kanipe on 5 June 1965. They lived in Daviess Co and had two children, both born in Daviess Co-
a. Matthew Todd Kanipe, b 28 May 1968
b. Shannon Renee Kanipe, b 6 Sep 1971
Part Two of Two
The Descendants of Andrew Rowan of York County, Pennsylvania