James Buchanan (Buck) Coffman was born 28 Jan 1857 and died 8 Jan 1935; he is buried in Point Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio County.
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In August 1910 the Federal government collected data about the production of tobacco in the various states. A form was mailed to individuals and was filled out and returned to the Census Bureau. I found that fourteen people from Ohio County returned a tobacco census form. Unfortunately the quality of these documents is not very good, some of the hand writing is hard to read, and the information contained in the documents is not earth-shaking but, none-the-less, it might be important to a descendant. I will post them in alphabetical order - the first is Calvin C. Borah.
Calvin Borah was born in 1845 so at the time he filled out this form he was 65 years old. The regular census for 1910 says he lived in Cromwell and was a timber dealer. Calvin lived until 1930. Page one above says that he leased the property where he had a tobacco crop (tenant).
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
This is a photo of Owen Hunter (center in overalls) and Oppie Kittinger (left) with cigars. The man on the right is unidentified. Hunter and Kittinger were related by marriage. The photo was taken at Livermore or Hartford during 1910 - 1920. The photo was contributed to the Kentucky Historical Society by Carmen Kittinger.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
I have only found one Porter family in the 1840 census for Ohio County - it looks like the father was named Oliver or Elvira Porter (probably Oliver Cromwell Porter 1784-1858). I think this is correct and I think the son shown in the above chart was John Philpot Curran Porter born about 1824 (chart says he is 19 years old, so that would be 1821 or so.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Placed on the Register of Historic Places June 2008. Built in 1915. Named after Rev. Learned Blackman Stateler from
. Ohio County,
Saturday, December 1, 2018
The 1940 census maps might help you find where your ancestors lived and what church, school or cemetery was nearby.
was split into 23 enumeration districts (92-1 to 92-23). A person was paid to visit every
house in the district within a one month period. The following maps are only
for the 1940 census and different maps were probably used for earlier years.
Note that the maps also show "Magistrate Districts" which are
political districts - a Magistrate is the same as a Justice of the Peace (each county in Kentucky is divided into 3 to 8 Magistrate Districts). You can zoom on these maps to a very fine
detail and see the names of creeks and symbols for homes, churches, and other buildings. The
"legend" for these symbols is found on Map 2 in the lower left
corner. Population is shown for some towns; for example, the first map shows
the population of Fordsville to be 570. Actually, Map 2 discloses that this is
actually a 1937 map prepared by the KY Department of Highways; so the Census
office used a 1937 map and added their information by hand for the 1940 census. Ohio County
When you find your ancestor listed on the census sheets you will see that the far left column is for the name of the street or road they lived on and the next column is for their street number. Of course in rural areas street numbers were not used in 1940. If nothing is shown for location then the person that prepared the document failed to fill it out completely, which is often the case. In the upper right of each page the Enumeration District is shown, which corresponds to the maps. Each page is dated and signed by the person that took the census. If you are lucky your ancestor is listed on line 4 or 40 - if so, look at the supplementary information at the bottom of the page. So, find your ancestor and then use the maps to try to pin-point their location and see what was nearby. If you are a member of Ancestry.com you can see these same maps and those maps may have better detail for viewing on your computer.
Here are the six maps that show all of the 23 enumeration districts: