|Todd Whitesides (#47553735)|
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A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the Licking River Historic District of Covington directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Much of my first three years on Find A Grave has been spent documenting the Grabinschriften of the German immigrants who settled in such large numbers throughout the Ohio River Valley, especially the members of the Deutsche Pionier Verein. My grandmother Luetta Deitchman Crenshaw was active with the German-American Club Gesangverein in Louisville, and together we researched the families of her 2nd-great-grandfathers, Carl Deutschmann (1800-1869) and Philipp Jacob Deußer (1815-1874) of Charlestown, Indiana. My favorite German connection is through my great-grandfather Henry Lloyd Rogers's ancestor Marthe, Madame de Rocoulle (c.1655-1741), who was a Hofdame at the Berlin court of Friedrich Wilhelm von Preußen (1688-1740) and Sophia Dorothea von Hannover (1687-1757) and was the governess of their son Friedrich der Große (1712-1786), König von Preußen.|
Another interest is locating the burial sites of descendants of the Virginia gentry who also settled numerously in this region. My 4th-great-grandmother Sarah Ann Timberlake Woodfin (1809-1855), who died during a yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk, Virginia, was a descendant of Thomas Symes (c.1621-1670) and his wife Amy Bridges Symes (c.1624-1662), who were buried in the chancel of St. Michael's Church at Winterbourne in Gloucestershire, England. Through Sarah Ann and her husband's side of the family I have many relatives who were early pioneers in Northern Kentucky, including Gen. James Taylor (1769-1848), founder of Newport, Maj. William Thornton Timberlake (1789-1857), treasurer of the Covington and Lexington Turnpike Road Company, and William Armistead Pendleton (1801-1845), first court clerk for Kenton County. Also through this branch of the family I have several cousins buried in Covington's Historic Linden Grove Cemetery, including William Hardia (1784-1865), William Wright Southgate (1800-1849), John Mackoy (1802-1882), Alexander Marshall Paxton (1816-1851), and William Timberlake (1818-1870).
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|Roibeard53||RE: Westfield Presbyterian|
Hi Todd, Thanks for the good words. All is well here, thanks, and I hope all is well at your end too. I don't get out to Westfield that much these days as I'm concentrating on Holy Sepulchre, a cemetery that doesn't like having Find A Grave photographers roaming around taking pictures unless the family has authorized it. Funny how there never seems to be anyone in authority around when I go there, so I've been caught and kicked out only once. Take care.
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