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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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Paula Norris Pierce
RE: Effie Bowen Lamar
ok..thanks so much
Added by Paula Norris Pierce on Feb 24, 2014 2:51 PM
H Braden
Jay Braden photo
Thank u for your time in taking and sending the subject photos. It was another I and t that I needed to dot and cross.
Howard Braden
Added by H Braden on Feb 24, 2014 11:05 AM
Pam Hall
Evans Cemetery
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit Evans Cemetery & getting the pictures of the Angus' stones for me. It is greatly appreciated.

If I can reciprocate in my area, please let me know.

Pam :)
Wichita, KS

Added by Pam Hall on Feb 23, 2014 12:12 PM
RE: Photo of headstone for Mary Ann Orr
Thanks for your time and attention.
Added by RNHaynes on Feb 22, 2014 10:57 PM
Judy Diaz
Clint J Tacker Headstone Photo
Just wanted to say "Thank You" for all the time, energy, effort and skill you volunteer to Find a Grave providing photos of Cemetery headstones. You and your efforts are so appreciated by so many.

I want to add a special "Thank you" for taking the photo of Hugh W Drennan at my request.

Judy Diaz
Added by Judy Diaz on Feb 22, 2014 10:49 PM
RE: Photo of headstone for Mary Ann Orr
Yes, I made a request for Mary Ann Orr, but I have the photo of her headstone, but need the photo of her husband's headstone, that might be on the other side of her headstone.
Added by RNHaynes on Feb 22, 2014 10:16 PM
Paula Norris Pierce
Effie Bowen Lamar
thanks for your time spent taking a picture of the headstone of Effie you suppose there is anyone left in the area that would remember her and be able to fill me in about her life...she was last married to my great uncle, John Henry Lamar....
Added by Paula Norris Pierce on Feb 22, 2014 8:13 PM
david peery
Emma Henry
Thanks for the Photo!!
Added by david peery on Feb 22, 2014 4:51 PM
Photo of headstone for Mary Ann Orr
Thanks for your time and effort to photo headstone for Mary Ann Orr.

How about the headstone for her husband, Thomas Walker Orr. Could his marker be on the other side of Mary Ann's?

Added by RNHaynes on Feb 21, 2014 9:50 AM
Tom Denardo
hi again,
Floral hills cem. We talked about a "hon couple" buried here. Even though you said they might not be related, I WILL NOT add their grave record, just add it to an existing Hon in floral hills, then you can keep it for further research. You can then delete it. let me know.
Added by Tom Denardo on Oct 08, 2013 10:24 AM
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