In January and February, I wrote about my William Taylor brick wall (here and here) and set out a research plan. I haven’t done much work on this project since then but this week brought some exciting news. First a short re-cap: William Taylor, born bet. 1798-1805 probably in Virginia; married 3 times, 1st in Garrard County, […]
Archives for March 2010
Jimmy, Dick and Will; early 1950’s James Bailey Hankins Thomas Richard Hankins John William McCauley [Will – paternal grandfather; Jimmy & Dick – brothers of paternal grandmother, Verda Hankins McCauley]
Roberts/Old Freedom Cemetery, Freedom, Rockcastle County, Kentucky M. C. Owens Born June 4, 1836 Died Mar 21, 1920 Madison Crawford “Matt” Owens was the son of Alfred Owens and Rebecca “Becky” Mullins. He was born, lived and died in Rockcastle County. He married Cecilia “Celia” Owens on May 7, 1863 and they had seven children. […]
Today’s surname is Thomas, the name of one of my gg grandmothers. 5. Verda Waller Hankins (my paternal grandmother) 11. Samantha Angeline Petty 23. Margaret E. Thomas Born abt. 1836 in Georgia Married John R. Petty 20 Sep 1857 in Whitfield County, Georgia Died 28 Jul 1876 in Hopkins County, Kentucky 46. Jesse Thomas Born […]
Everywhere you look there’s someone telling us to mail back our Census form. The official Census website says to “mail it back TODAY” so it seems like they want it now. They even have a map showing current participation rates. As of today, March 25th, the national participation rate is 20%. Here’s where I get […]
92nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Dance! Did you take dance lessons as a child? Did your parents go out dancing every Friday at the Elks Hall? Do you enjoy taking in a good ballet at the theater? Care to share a memory from your high school prom? What role does dancing play in your […]
John C. and Gertie Tapp Hankins John was the son of Lee and Samantha Petty Hankins. He married Gertie Tapp in 1910. John died in 1923 and Gertie in 1925, leaving two young children who were raised by John’s parents. Photo courtesy of Sue Morgan London, granddaughter of John and Gertie.
Elmwood Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Gracie Taylor 1886 – 1961 Gracie was the daughter of John Cook Taylor and Sarah A. “Sally” Ramsey.
March 20 — Is there a female ancestor who is your brick wall? Why? List possible sources for finding more information. The answer to that first question is yes, definitely, many, too many. The second question probably has several answers but, after looking around at some of my female brick walls for this post, I […]
Today’s surname is Goodloe, the name of one of my gg grandmothers. 5. Verda Waller Hankins (my paternal grandmother) 10. Thomas Leander Hankins 21. Isabella Jane Goodloe Born 27Jan 1838, Hopkins County, Kentucky Married Albert Elvie Hankins 24 Oct 1855, Hopkins County, Kentucky Married Thomas G. Yates 3 Jan 1874, Hopkins County, Kentucky Married Thomas […]