About Emma Jane About Dave Full Name: William David Owens Birth: 5 April 1876, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Death: 16 June 1953, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Burial: 18 June 1953, New Freedom Cemetery, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Parents: Madison Crawford Owens and Cecilia Owens Spouse: Ida Belle Owens Relationships Among Photo Subjects: Emma Jane & Dave: siblings To […]
About Emma Jane About Mattie Full Name: Mattie Biggs Murrell Birth: 1880, Adair County, Kentucky Death: 10 October 1958, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Parents: Joseph Johnson Biggs and Nancy Ann Banks Spouse: Leslie V. Murrell About Photo Location: Mattie’s house on West Main Street in Mt. Vernon, […]
About Emma Jane: About Photo: Location: Susie Taylor Krueger’s yard on West Main Street in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky (Susie was Emma Jane’s step-daughter.) Date: Early 1930s Credit: Courtesy of W. H. Taylor
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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 […]
202 Years Ago: Charlotte T. Jackson’s birth date on her headstone is 15 November 1818. Her birth date recorded in her grandson William Larkin Lanier’s Bible is 3 November 1818. I don’t know which date, if either, is correct. I’ve recorded both in my information about Charlotte, but I use the headstone date as the […]
130 Years Ago: Stephen Hopkins applied for a marriage bond on 1 November 1890 in Harlan County, Kentucky, showing his intent to marry Barbary Saylor. The marriage certificate section of the form is blank, so the date of the ceremony is unknown, but it apparently happened. Five months later, on 13 April 1891, S. W. […]