John William McCauley (left) with Gladys, Vernon, Vashti, Joe, Liz, Lois, Katie, and Jimmie It’s rare to find a picture of all 10 of Will and Verda’s children who survived childhood together. John and David are missing from these taken at Lois’s house. Will was my paternal grandfather. The others are my aunts and uncle.
41 Years Ago: Lena M. Taylor died on 19 September 1979 in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Lena was the daughter of Margaret Lula Taylor. Lena never married and had no children. One of her neighbors died in the 1950s leaving a young son and Lena […]
Feature: Susie Taylor & August Krueger 109 Years Ago: Susan Taylor married August Krueger on 7 September 1911 at the home of her parents, John Cook Taylor and (step-mother) Emma Jane, in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Susie’s mother, Sarah A. Ramsey, died when Susie was three years old. August was the son of Fritz […]
Verda and Will McCauley with daughters Kathryn and Jimmie and granddaughter George Ann Dockins (held by Kathryn). They are standing in front of Verda and Will’s house on Kennedy Brasher Road in Greenville, Kentucky, in 1937 or 1938.
Feature: Jeanette Gilliam McCauley 6 Years Ago: Jeanette Gilliam McCauley died on 2 September 2014 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. She was buried in John Gilliam Cemetery in Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky. Jeanette was the daughter of Bruner Gilliam and Leona Johnson and the widow of Joseph Lee McCauley. Aunt Jeanette was my first genealogy […]
Feature: Titus Fox and Elizabeth Wright 240 Years Ago: Titus Fox and Elizabeth Wright married on 25 August 1780 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.1“Revolutionary War Pensions,” digital images, Fold3 (www.fold3.com : accessed 2 Sep 2013); Titus Fox and Elizabeth, R3724; citing NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files. “North Carolina, County Marriages, […]
Dave and Jimmie Knight Jimmie was the daughter of John William McCauley and Verda Waller Hankins. Dave’s parents were Griffin and Lena Knight. Jimmie married Dave on 31 December 1948 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
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: Robert Burke Taylor 150 Years Ago and 72 Years Ago: Robert Burke Taylor was born on 14 August 1870 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky to James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey.1Kentucky Division of Vital Statistics, death certificate 17459 (1948), Robert Burk Taylor; digital image, “Kentucky, Death Records, 1852–1965,” Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Mar […]