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
Feature John D. Lanier (*2nd Great-uncle, McCauley) 180 Years Ago: John D. Lanier was born on 29 December 1840 in Randolph County, Alabama, to William Washington Lanier and Charlotte T. Jackson. The family hasn’t been located in the 1850 census. By 1860, John was not listed with his parents and siblings. He was certainly old […]
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. […]
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. […]
83 Years Ago: Susan Taylor Krueger married Harvey Owens on 31 October 1937 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. It was a second marriage for both. Susie had married August Krueger in 1911, and they had four children before he died in 1927. Harvey married Lula Debord in 1906, and they had five children before she died […]
Anna Rose Taylor at about 2 or 3 years old. Anna Rose was the daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens. She was my great-aunt.
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 […]