Feature Joseph Smith Lanier and Nancy Jane Bennett (*Great-grandparents, McCauley) 152 Years Ago: Joseph Smith Lanier and Nancy Jane Bennett married on 10 December 1868 in Heard County, Georgia. Heard County’s courthouse burned in 1893, and marriage records prior to 1886 do not survive. The only place I’ve found the date and location of their […]
Hattie Eugenia Lanier married twice, both times on 27 November. 122 years ago, she married Virgil Slokum White on that date (1898) in Monroe County, Mississippi. Hattie and Sloke divorced sometime between 1910 and 1916. 104 years ago, she married William McRae on that date (1916) in Fulton County, Georgia. Hattie and William also divorced. […]
165 Years Ago: Albert Hankins married Isabella Jane Goodloe on 24 October 1855 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. P. S. Loving, a Baptist minister, performed the ceremony at the home of the bride’s father, John E. Goodloe. Their marriage lasted less than fifteen years, possibly less than ten. Albert died sometime between 1863 and 1870. Exactly […]
Isabella Jane Goodloe Hankins Yates DeVault and her 3rd husband, Thomas DeVault. Isabella Jane was my 2nd great-grandmother. Photo courtesy of Rick Thorpe.
Feature: John Cook Taylor 126 Years Ago: John Cook Taylor married Margaret Frances Warren on 22 August 1894 at her parents’ home in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.1Rockcastle, Kentucky, Marriage Records, Book 48: pg 268 & 269, Taylor-Warren, 1897; Rockcastle County Clerk, Mt. Vernon. John was the son of James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey.2Kentucky Cabinet […]
Feature: Margaret E. Thomas Petty 144 Years Ago: Margaret E. Thomas Petty died on 28 July 1876 in Hopkins County, Kentucky from complications of childbirth on 5 June 1876.1Hopkins County, Kentucky, “Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953,” 1876 Section, M. E. Petty; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com: 18 May 2008). The child, her 10th, also died.2Hopkins County, Kentucky, […]
Feature: John William McCauley 61 Years Ago: John William McCauley died on 20 July 1959 in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, at Rest Haven Convalescent Home. He’d been at Rest Haven for several months because of deteriorating health. He died of bronchopneumonia in both lungs with arteriosclerosis and chronic pyelonephritis as contributing factors.1Kentucky Cabinet for Health and […]
Feature: Berry Howard 118 Years Ago: Berry Howard’s trial for murder regarding the assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel began 16 April 1902.1 The Franklin County Grand Jury had returned indictments for ten men—five for murder and five as accessories—nearly two years earlier, on 17 April 1900. Berry was among the five indicted for murder. […]