Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kentucky Settlement Map 1750-1800

Fort Hartford is shown as number 48 on the map. This map was created by the Kentucky Historical Society.

 The Pioneer river route frequently started at Fort Redstone on the Monongahela River (which flows north from West VA to PA), then to Pittsburgh to the Ohio River (the Ohio River starts where the Monongahela and the Allegheny River converge), then down the Ohio to the Green River.  The overland route was via the "Wilderness Road" through the Shenandoah Valley, then over and thru the mountains (near the Tennessee line), then northwest into the heart of Kentucky.

I have found a book first published about 1800 that gave advice for pioneers traveling down the Ohio River.  I'll be posting some of that book in the near future.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

William Edgar Davis

William Edgar Davis was born 12 Jul 1875, the son of John Wesley Davis and Mary Jane Schroader. He died 6 Aug 1950 in Ohio County.  He married Emma Dean Kessinger and they had four children: Fay, Mary Lee, Dorothy Dee, and Owen.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Roscoe Render

Roscoe Render was born 20 Jul 1885, Ohio County, and died 13 Mar 1972 in Hartford; son of William Perry and Mary F. Render.  Roscoe married Carrie Ann Newman in 1918 and they had one daughter, Nancy, born 1924.  He served as a Special Tax Agent in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1920’s.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Gentry Family - Early Pioneers in Ohio County

The following was found in "Early Families of Hart Township, Vol 5, Some of the Gentrys in Warrick County, Indiana" published by the DAR in 2010, and compiled by Phyllis Morris Jamison. This book states that the earliest Gentry (known to the author) was Joseph Gentry (1728-1813 Virginia), who had 10 children, one of which was son Samuel (1750/60 Virginia - after 1816 Barren County, KY); and the following are descendants of Samuel (Samuel is referred to below as #3):