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E L Hon (#47690972)
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Bio Photo My 6th Great Grandparents, Joseph & Maria Hon, along with their 4 children, one of those being my 5th Great Grandfather, Joseph Hon Jr., were living in Ruddles Fort, Cynthiana, Kentucky in 1780 when it was surrounded & attacked by British soldiers & 700-800 Indians of different tribes. Joseph Sr was away from the fort during the time of the attack. Upon his return, he found his wife, 3 daughters, & his only son had been taken captive during this attack.

Joseph Jr was only 6 years old on the day of this attack. He was held captive by unknown Indians for up to 12 years. Had he not survived this horrendous ordeal not one single person in my line of ancestry would have ever existed. I lovingly refer to him as simply "Joe Jr" & he is my hero.

Those in charge inside of the fort that housed German immigrants were forced to make an agreement to surrender after receiving canon fire to the fort. They made a "deal" with the British that they would surrender so long as they were under the protection of the British soldiers & not given over to the Indians.

However, as soon as the door to the fort was opened the Indians forced their way inside & promptly began a horrific massacre, killing approximately 28 inhabitants on the spot. They killed the old, the young, & even babies were brutally murdered in front of their parents.

The survivors were then forced to gather their belongings & were responsible for carrying their own belongings that now belonged to their captors. They were forced marched from Cynthiana, Kentucky to Detroit, Michigan. Some were then force marched on to Canada.

Maria, my 6th Great Grandmother was held captive for over 6 years by Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket. Catherine, her oldest daughter was one of the captives that were taken all of the way to Canada, that is where she lived out the rest of her life.

Anyway.... there is much more to this story, but this is how I became interested in digging deep into my family genealogy.

I found this website & have been thrilled by how many of my own family members have had memorial pages created by others & the many photos that I have found of their headstones. I know what that has meant to me personally, so I became a photo volunteer on this site.

If you are researching the Hon family I want to pass on the information that the John Fox Library in Paris Kentucky holds 98 pages of Hon family documentation from the National DAR. Contained in those papers is the book "A Narrative of a Hon Family: PA, NC, VA, KY, IL, AR, MD" by Walter Hon.They also have photocopies of John D. Hon bible records. Bible dated 1828. And also family records of Walter Hon. You can purchase these copies from the John Fox Library.
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Myra Compton
Thank you for the marker of Myra Ann Rust Compton 1832-1906. It is much appreciated.
Added by Bette Ward on Jan 31, 2015 9:22 AM
Photo of John M Jones
Thanks so much for your time and effort in taking the photos of his final resting place.
With much appreciation...
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Diane Darby
Samuel Fox photo
Thanks so much!
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Ambrose Otterbein
You might want to put in another request for the photo.
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RE: Ambrose Otterbein
Oh, no worries. I have deleted the photo.
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Thank you so much for the photo.
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William Gracy
Thanks so much for the photo of his gravesite. It is much appreciated!
Added by WestCalaverasHistory on Jan 03, 2015 5:47 PM
Katie Docman
Frank Hon Jr.
Hi I just discovered this website because me and my grandmother( Francine Hon Lavenbarg) have started doing our genealogy! I cant believe how much i found out just from your list of family! My grandma is Frank Hon Jr.'s daughter. So Joesph Hon Sr. is my 6th great grandfather! Im so ecxited to get to know my ancestors! Im also wondering whos daughter you are!! Thanks for all your hard work and finding our family!
Added by Katie Docman on Dec 31, 2014 5:49 AM
Christin Craig
RE: Ernest & Angie Mitchell
You are very welcome for the photos! I really do enjoy looking for them so it is no problem at all. It was a beautiful weekend to go looking. Thank you very much for your kind words! It makes it all worth it. Have a great day!

Added by Christin Craig on Dec 14, 2014 2:20 PM
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