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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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Joe F. Moore Jr.
Caneer Grave Photo's
Thanks so much for posting these great pictures of my Caneer cousins! I really appreciate the time it takes to go out and do that!

Have a great week.
Added by Joe F. Moore Jr. on Sep 15, 2014 1:05 AM
M. A. Claxton
Margaret Emaline Eldredge photo
Thank you VERY VERY much for the EXCELLENT photo of Margaret Emaline Williams Eldredge's tombstone! I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into getting the photo and posting it. THANK YOU!!!

Mary Ann
Added by M. A. Claxton on Sep 14, 2014 7:39 PM
Thank you for taking the pictures in Head Springs Cemetery. Very much appreciated!
Added by Jen on Sep 09, 2014 1:31 PM
Susan W Bartholomew
And Nancy too
Thanks for the photo of Nancy's stone also. And Jilliana's too. Triple duty - thank you!

:) Susan
Added by Susan W Bartholomew on Sep 08, 2014 8:05 PM
Susan W Bartholomew
W Reavis photo
Thank you for the headstone photo. Sure appreciate you.
:) Susan
Added by Susan W Bartholomew on Sep 08, 2014 7:56 PM
RE: Cynthia Ann Wise Erven
Yes please add the photos of her husband and son.

Added by sallywi on Aug 26, 2014 8:55 PM
Cynthia Ann Wise Erven
Thank you for the photo of Cynthia Ann Wise Erven
Final resting place.

I have posted for family... It's so exciting to have found her and all the other family members so split by the Civil War.

We have rejoined many of the family through DNA testing and reunions in 2013 and 2014.

Thank you again.

Added by sallywi on Aug 26, 2014 12:52 PM
Coyles and Hamiltons at Bryant Cemetery
Oh I was so pleasantly surprised at the absolute wonderful photos you took for me. They are great, and extended family. I very much appreciate your time and hospitality to fulfill these requests. Thank you!
Added by PME on Aug 26, 2014 12:14 PM
Arthur Sheffield
Many thanks for your help in acquiring a photo for this memorial.

This helps me with my ancestry quest for information. I'm gathering all I can about our ancestors for the kids and grandkids.

D. Von Der Hofen
Added by vnderhfn on Aug 25, 2014 9:53 PM
E. Moore
re: photo of Marker
Thank you very much for putting the picture on Find A Grave. Green Berry London was a civil war soldier and I appreciate your effort to honor him. He is relative of a 94 year man in Nashville that wanted to find his grave. We let him go see the marker, but his pictures were not of a quality we could use them. This is very special to the older family member.

I can not thank you enough for your help.

Evie Moore
Added by E. Moore on Aug 24, 2014 6:48 PM
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