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. […]
Feature: Edna Ewers Hopkins 77 Years Ago: Edna Ewers Hopkins married Aubrey Edgar Chesnut, Jr. on 19 June 1943 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.1Marriage Certificate, 1943; privately held by Edna Hopkins Chesnut. Edna was the daughter of Elmer Dennis Hopkins and Emma Ewers Taylor.2Personal knowledge of author. They lived in Loyall, Kentucky, but the groom […]
Feature: Madison Crawford Owens 184 Years Ago: Madison Crawford Owens was born on 4 June 1836 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Well, probably. That is the date on his headstone.1Roberts/Old Freedom Cemetery (Rockcastle, Kentucky; turn onto Freedom School Road from Hwy 150, go about 1.5 miles, cemetery on right.), M. C. Owens marker, photographed by Linda […]