Anyone having information on a John Powell who married Elizabeth
Louderbach in March of 1818 in Harrison
County or know of their children please contact me. Does anyone know if the
Harrison County court house has birth records as far back as 1819?
Frank Deffes, 33 W. Imperial
Dr., Harahan, La.
70123 or via e-mail at
(Published May, 2001)
Seeking information on Harrison County Lair family and Lair farm [“The
Cedars.”] Writer has Lair farm photo.
Contact Virginia See, P. O. Box 217, Mexico, Indiana 46958.
ancestors were Confederate and they emigrated from Texas to the American
settlement of Santa Barbara, Brazil, South America, in 1867. Samuel
Smith Crisp was my two-great-grandfather’s brother and I am told that
Samuel was shot and he died fighting in the Civil War, near Cynthiana,
Kentucky, on July 18, 1863 [1862?]. My two-great-grandfather Richard C.
Crisp was also fighting there. Both of them enlisted into the Company F
of the Eighth Confederate Regiment Texas Cavalry, though they also
served in Company B. I have read that there were two battles of
Cynthiana, therefore Samuel may have died on July 18, 1862, not 1863.
Writer is seeking any information about Samuel and Richard Crisp in
Cynthiana, including any records of their service there, or of the
burial site of Samuel Crisp, and information on the Battle of Cynthiana
in July 1862. [Note: the editor is sending information on the Battle of
Cynthiana in 1862 to the writer, but does not have any other
Contact Adilson Luiz Battaglia Crisp, Rua do Rosario, 532, apt. 41-Centro, 13400-183-Piracicaba-SP.,
information on Lyna Whitledge, Thomas Whitledge, and Susana (Whitledge)
Humphrey. Their guardian was Francis Callis[or Calliz] who gave them
room, board and taught them a trade. I have many of their letters and
journals starting in 1789-1850. Deposition from Sally Todd in Whitledge
heirs vs Francis Callis at Bourbon County Circuit Court in 1803. Also
mentioned in the collection are: John Humphrey, Peggy Collins, William
Boswell, George Scrogin, James Ford, Charles William’s Tavern in Bourbon
Co., Ky., William Simpson’s Tavern, William Cogswek’s Tavern in Harrison
Co., Ky., Roland T. Parker’s Tavern, Clarksburg, in Lewis Co., James P.
Wilson, Thomas Whitledge Day Books 1809-1820. Lyna Whitledge wrote abut
his wife and a slave girl who spun thread out of flax and combined with
blue yarn for clothes for the winter (1803). Places mentioned: Paris,
Leesburgh, Bourbon County, Harrison
County. Additional information is wanted on the names and places mentioned.
Contact John R. Mudd, 103 Hickory
Drive, Hermann, Mo. 65041 or via e-mail at
Seeking parents of Abner B. King, born Harrison Co. 1828, died Bracken
Co.; married in 1853 to Lydia Nelson Jackson.
Contact Virginia King Rusk via email at
I am researching Herman H. Miller, 1839-1899. Wife, Rebecca Jane Martin
or Nancy Martin (sisters or cousins). He was thought to have been shot
by Taylor Meyers in Berry or Morgan, Ky.
Contact Pam Strausbaugh via e-mail at
August & September, 2002)
I am seeking information of Lloyd Penn (died July 1863), married to Mary
Ann Core (died 1852).
Contact Daniel Ray Evans via e-mail at
August & September, 2002)
I am looking for
information on James McKee, who purchased 208.5 acres in Harrison Co.
from John McDougal in 1800, and sold the last parcel, 78.5 acres to John
Clifford in 1835. James was brother to William and David McKee; the
three bought adjoining parcels in 1800. Have information on William and
David McKee lines, but need information of James, his wife and
Contact David R. Hoffman,
PO 247, Harrisburg, PA 17108 or via e-mail at
I am looking for
information on Conley or Bell family of Cynthiana, Ky. Josephine Conley
md. Peter Hill and lived in Shelby/Rush Co., Ind. area. Her mother may
have md. to two different Conley brothers and later to Bell (Wm.?)
Josephine’s brother; Julius and two sisters - one sister md. to doctor,
son Gussie and twin daughters.
Contact Katrina Cooper,
10019 Gate Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46239 or via e-mail at
seeking any information on Leon Wills, a W. W. II veteran who died July
21, 1982 (born Nicholas Co., KY?). His father was Clarence T. Wills
and mother was Edna Harney (born in Harrison County, KY.).
contact given. (Published
Fisher ancestors are from Berry or Robinson Station, Kentucky. We have
seen the names of Samuel Porter Fisher and his wife Sarah Banfield
Fisher in the charter book of the Robinson Station Christian Church. It
documents when Samuel joined the church and when he and Sarah headed to
Missouri in a covered wagon with their children. We have lost them after
that. Family tradition says Samuel and Sarah died and the children came
to live with Prudence and Josh King in Midway, Kentucky. Their son,
Henry is my great grandfather. Would anyone have any information on
Samuel and Sarah...We do know they were married in Harrison
Donna Jo (Fisher) Forman, 414 Mill Road Place, Midway,
Ky., 40347 or via e-mail at
Greenup Remington married Elizabeth A. Clay (May 03, 1805 -
May 15, 1884), about March 03, 1834 in
Harrison County, KY, after the death of his 1st wife Sarah Hamilton. I
am interested in obtaining Elizabeth's parent's names and her place of birth. I have much information of
the Remington Family.
have been searching for
information on both my great-grandfather William Clarence Lydick, a
druggist in Cynthiana, and great-great-grandfather, Stephen Thaddeus
Lydick. I would appreciate any help or direction from readers who could
point me toward information about these family members. I live in
California so have not been able to visit
County first hand.
Sandra via e-mail at
father, Theodore Burton Ayres was born in 1913 in Cincinnati, but grew
up in Cythiana. He was the son of Harley Durham Ayres and Edith Ong. I
visited Cynthiana once or twice in the 1960's, when I was about eight
years old. I remember catching fireflies; something I'd never seen
before in California. I don't remember the street name that they lived on, but I seem to
remember it being very close to a library. I would love any information
about Cynthiana in the early 1900s, or anything about my Ayres family. I
think it was Church Street they
lived on. They lived there in the 1930's and I think they lived in the
same house for many, many years.
Katherine Ayres, 2135 Lakewood Dr.,
86301 or via e-mail at
Seeking information about James Nicholson, cabinetmaker and chair maker,
who lived near Leesburg in 1830, as well as his son John Quincy
Nicholson (married to Mary Fanny Fightmaster) who was a farmer in
District 106 of Harrison Co., Ky., in 1880.
Please respond to Christopher Grote, 620 Franklin St., Hinsdale, IL
60521 or via e-mail at
looking for information about my family. My great grandmother was
Pauline Baltzell McNees Fison. She was born in 1854 and died in 1916.
Her father was Dr. William T. McNees , who I believe was a physician in
the Civil War. Pauline is buried in the
Cemetery in Cynthiana, Kentucky. I
have learned from family letters that she attended school in Berry.
Pauline married Rev. Sherwood Fison in 1877. I would appreciate any
additional information readers might be able to provide.
Susan Fison of Anchorage, Alaska via
e-mail at email@example.com. (Published
Daniel LETT to Rebecca CARSON in October of 1818
first couple are my third great-grandparents, and I am trying
desperately to learn more about both of their families. I am hoping that
I can find the full marriage records, such as bonds and licenses, to
learn more about their collateral families. I would also be interested
in any wills that might be available for the period, as well as militia
records, tax records, other land records, etc.
Contact Sherri Abromavage, 1836 East Park Place, Jeffersonville, IN
47130 or via e-mail at
I am researching
the Musser family. My great-great grandfather was Caleb Musser, the son
of Daniel Musser. My great grndfather was the son of Caleb and his
second wife, Louella Hurst. My understanding of his history is that he
left his first wife Laura Cook and went to Missouri where he married
Louella. I would appreciate any help provided.
Conard via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Harrison County Tombstone—Mary Hampton, 1747-1804
the former W. O. Penn farm, about one mile south of Renaker on the
Renaker-Rutland Pike, was found in the 1960s a tombstone in an old
Barnes family cemetery, marked: “Oc.9, 1804, HEAR LYES MARY HAMPTON AGED
57.” She would have thus been born in 1747. Can anyone identify this
Contact Bill Penn, 423 Mill Road, Midway, KY 40347 or via e-mail at
I am trying to piece together information regarding Rhonda Long. From
what I understand she was the daughter of Mary Conway and John W. Long.
B. 29 Jul 1779. I have found
information stating that she was taken captive along with her parents at
Ruddle’s Station. She must have been about a year old, and that she
would be the grand daughter of John Conway, Sr. and Elizabeth
Bridgewater Conway. I find lots of interesting information regarding
John & Elizabeth Conway, including a list of children, but Mary is not
listed. Is it because she was married at the time of the raid? I would
like to know more about Rhonda and her parents. My decadency: John
Conway-Elizabeth Bridgewater/Mary Conway-John Long/Rhonda Long-Robert
Ground/John Ground-Elizabeth Ann Doty/Margaret Ground-Joseph Fildes/Delilah
Wiley-Jesse Fildes/Bessie Kerfoot-Emile Fildes/Wanda Fildes-Eddie
Stachura/Toni Stachura-Paul Peterson.
Toni Peterson via e-mail at
(Published August, 2005)
trying to find the father of my ancestor, William Henry Ruddell, b. 1805
TN, d. 1859, KY. I have found information that shows William’s parents
were Stephen and Sarah Ruddell. Anyone have any information on which
Stephen and Sarah Ruddell could be William’s father? If I can find a
connection between William, Stephen and Isaac, or one of the brothers,
then perhaps I may be connected to Ruddle's Fort.
Contact Janette Birch via e-mail
seeking any information on the family of Andrew Baker listed on the
roster of men at Ruddle’s Station. Does anyone have knowledge of his
service and what happened to him? Also seeking information as to the
area where these men in Ruddle's Station came from. Be glad to share any
information that I have on the Baker family.
Sherry Lynn Baker Frazier, President,
Owsley County History & Genealogy Society (http://owsleykyhist.org).