Sarah S. Howard thought she was over 100 years old, but she was “only” 98 when she died. She was born in 1861, not 1855.
Stephen Henry Hopkins and his wife Malinda Ann Poff left the Cumberland Gap area in a wagon train heading west about 1869.
Frances Elizabeth Lanier was born on 12 June 1859. She married three times and had eight children. Five of her children died as infants or young children.
Dabney Carr was a close friend and brother-in-law of Thomas Jefferson. He was the first person buried in Monticello Cemetery.
Robert H. Gamble died of disease on 3 May 1862 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi—less than two months after joining Company H of the 41st Confederate Infantry.
Susan Taylor, daughter of William Thomas Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Fletcher, was 15 years old when she married William P. McFerron on 26 March 1896 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
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.
Dorothy Louise Dial Collier Chevalier Chessher died on 2 February 1994 in Metairie, Louisiana, which is in Jefferson Parish. She was three weeks from turning 87 years old. Dorothy was buried in St. Louis #3 Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Feature David Owens and Winifred Mullins (*4th Great-grandparents, Taylor) 240 Years Ago: On 16 December 1780 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, David Owens posted a marriage bond and applied for a licence to marry Winifred Mullins. When they actually married is unclear. No record has been located in Wilkes County showing the marriage date. Winifred’s […]
Feature: Elmer Dennis Hopkins 60 Years Ago: Elmer Dennis Hopkins retired from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad 28 April 1960. Except for a break of less than 10 months for service in the U.S. Army from May 1918 to June 1919, he had worked for L & N since 15 December 1915.1 Elmer was working […]