Curtis Lyle Petty died on 2 August 1971 in Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana. Curtis sold jewelry and my father bought my mother’s engagement ring from him.
Jefferson F. Lanier joined Company I of the 13th Regiment of the Alabama Confederate Infantry on 19 July 1861. He died less than a year later.
Nehemiah Hopkins married Elizabeth Cole on 11 March 1762 in Warren, Bristol County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Even though the United States did not yet exist, both Nehemiah and Elizabeth already had deep roots in what became this country.
Winifred Mullins Owens died on 26 February 1842 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, a month before her 76th birthday.
Cova Henry Howard died on 9 February 1931 in Harlan County, Kentucky at age 73. Henry’s first name was likely Covey, after his father John Covey Howard, but it is spelled Cova on his headstone.
Wilson R. Howard died on 19 January 1894 in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri at about age 31. He was hanged for the murder of Thomas McMichaels in Maries County, Missouri, which happened five years earlier.