Family history exploration for me begins with Ottawa Co, Kansas, but of course led across the country. An inheritor of several generations of newspaper clippings, I started transcribing obits from microfilm beginning at the 1879 start of the paper and realized the value of reading them all in understanding my family's history in the region. A sort of 'community-based genealogy' habit grew and expanded, as did an interest in cemetery preservation and recording.
Living now in a rural Kentucky county, our local history goal is to locate the old family cemeteries up in the hills, photograph and record. Most are hidden and overgrown; some remarkably well looked after by landowners whether related or not. And several are out there yet to be found...
Am happy to transfer your relatives and happy to help in the hunt for them.
While Isaac Johnson was most definitely on the side of the Revolution, he was only 13 in 1776. He may have served since the war continued until ~1783. However I have proof that his father Thomas was an official in Harford County MD during the Revolution, therefore qualifies as a "Revolutionary Patriot" for admission of a descendant to join the SAR.
I definitely need some reference that this Isaac (1763-1826) moved from Maryland to Kentucky. Any ideas? Thanks Fuller
Kentucky Graves Thank you so much for your help in finding old graveyards in Kentucky. You don't say what county you are working in but a big Thank you from all of us who have long lost family buried in Kentucky and never knew about these ancestors until we worked on our genealogies! DR
Herman Ruby Thanks for the message. I have deleted the links. I did not add them originally I am sure, and probably someone submitted a (wrong) correction which I ignored and it went through automatically.
Washington County KY Ruby Surname I am trying to find my oldest-known grandparents’ graves. It is reported that they died in Washington County, Kentucky, and Mountford Peter handled their Wills. If you have any information on them or know of someone I can contact, please let me know!!
Charles Ruby 1785–1832 BIRTH 1785 • Bedford County PA DEATH 1832 JUNE • Washington County KY 4th great-grandfather
Susannah Burns Ruby 1787–1854 BIRTH 1787 • Burke NC DEATH 1854 SEPT 16 • Washington County KY 4th great-grandmother
Laura Bain Sharp Hi Kate, I don't mean to be a bother but I was wondering if you were ever able to locate a picture of Laura Bain Sharp. We are working on our genealogy and Dad and I are planning a trip to Kansas this Spring or Summer to go look up all our family graves or as many as possible. It would be so fun if I could give my Dad a picture to go with the grave. Thank you so much for your time Laura Visser