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Those people (my father was one of them) were Government employes of the
Lock and Dam Branch of the US Army Corps of Engineers with Louisville as
their headquarters. Louisville is their headquarters still. There are retired
Ex employes in the area of all of the dams.
There is a large phone book entry for them the "employe locator is 502 582
5918 I am doubtful that this would include old employes but it might be a
place to start. departments not listed Like retirement records or personel
records is 582 6377. lockmaster dam 41 is 774 3514. He is traditionally one
of the older employes. A Generic address for him would be Lockmaster Dam 41
(McAlpine Dam) Shippingport Island Ohio River 402xx with SSAE might get a
If you live near any of the dams you could drive there and ask for retirees
and, probably, one could tell you where to find info you wanted. Likely it
would have to have a purpose other than genealogy if it was earlier than the
70 years old covered by the privacy laws but maybe not.
Since this is ARMY Civilian employes it might be covered in military records
somewhere. Possibly the US ARMY Corps of ENgineers has a web site. I would do
a search and see. They are the same people who operate Hoover dam and a huge
number of similar projects for flood control and navigation. I lived at Dam
45 as a child, fished, and had a garden, to sell produce to the boats who
locked through about l945-8
Am looking for a William G. Boyd, son of a William and Mary Boyd, who came
from Shelby County and died in Breckinridge County. He was a pensioner of
the War of 1812. He married first Polly Newland and second Jane [Liggett]
Newland and third, Cynthia E. _____________. Some of his children include
Columbia [Boyd] Diggs, Celeste [Boyd] Sterett, and Robert Liggett Boyd. Can
anyone give me any further information?
My grandfather, James Pierce was employed at the
lock and dam on the river at Stephensport,
Kentucky in Breckenridge County, Kentucky and
then the lock and dam in Owensboro, Daviess
County, Kentucky. Can anyone tell me if there
would be any records I could request and if so
whom would I request them from. Would love to
have actual address before marriage and any other
information I might glean.
Thank you in Advance
All ideas are Welcome
Judith Pierce Arnold
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Through out the US and the world there have been periodic outbreaks most
notable in family history the 1917 Influenza which counts its victims in
the millions worldwide.
Typhoid is primarily a disease of poor sanitary measures affecting the
water supply. This usually exposed an entire local population using the
same tainted water supply before the symptoms erupt into a local epidemic.
Tuberculosis also know in family history as consumption has been in the
Americas since the time of Columbus. It usually settles in the lungs,
though it can appear in other forms. It is present in both humans and
livestock animals that have been exposed to the bacillus through contact
with sputum of mouth or nasal mucous spray. The poor or those living in
crude circumstances exposed to cold and dust were believed most
susceptible. In many cases a member of the family would contract the
disease and then bring it home exposing other family members in close
contact, especially children.
Worldwide, a study in Marlburg, Germany in 1905 cited 34.5% of cases
occurred in 2.6% of the poorest households.
From The Elyria Republican ( Elyria, Ohio) July 5, 1900
........"fully 700,000 of those (TB victims) now living in Ohio must
inevitably die of consumption or some other form of tuberculosis".......
Consumption (TB) was just an always present disease, that through lack of
was a very common cause of death in the US until the mid 1900s. Through
preventive medicine TB had become effectively unknown to Americans until
recent years when it started appearing in immigrant populations.
At 02:26 AM 3/23/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Am hoping someone can help me out with a situation. I'm working on a
>project, and can't find the information that I am searching for. In talking
>with my cousin, he's mentioned in past, about various outbreaks of diseases
>in Breck. Co. that may or may not have coincided with regional/national
>outbreaks of disease (ie. Influenza, typhoid fever, TB). While I paid
>attention, I should have had a paper and pen to write things down as my
>memory isn't all that great in some cases.
>I am wondering if anyone knows of a time, or time frame, of a TB outbreak in
>Breck. Co. In my ALLGOOD line, my gg-grandparents had 13 kids. The mother,
>and seven of the kids (also three dau-in-laws and one grandchild) died from
>TB, spanning a time frame of roughly 1890-1914. I didn't know if this
>coincided with an outbreak or just what.
>Would appreciate any help in sorting this out.
>ALLGOOD, BRUNER, KNOTT, LYNCH, HARDIN, HAYNES, PRATHER, VANMETER, HALL,
>KASEY, DOWELL, MEADOR, ROBBINS and other surnames
>To join Ancestry.com and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy records,
Am hoping someone can help me out with a situation. I'm working on a
project, and can't find the information that I am searching for. In talking
with my cousin, he's mentioned in past, about various outbreaks of diseases
in Breck. Co. that may or may not have coincided with regional/national
outbreaks of disease (ie. Influenza, typhoid fever, TB). While I paid
attention, I should have had a paper and pen to write things down as my
memory isn't all that great in some cases.
I am wondering if anyone knows of a time, or time frame, of a TB outbreak in
Breck. Co. In my ALLGOOD line, my gg-grandparents had 13 kids. The mother,
and seven of the kids (also three dau-in-laws and one grandchild) died from
TB, spanning a time frame of roughly 1890-1914. I didn't know if this
coincided with an outbreak or just what.
Would appreciate any help in sorting this out.
ALLGOOD, BRUNER, KNOTT, LYNCH, HARDIN, HAYNES, PRATHER, VANMETER, HALL,
KASEY, DOWELL, MEADOR, ROBBINS and other surnames
Hi there list...
I am trying to track down a KNOTT family member that may have been in the
Poorhouse around the 1900's. I am wondering if anyone would happen to know
where the Poorhouse was located, or even what district/town it was in. I
have the 1900 census, so narrowing down the census listings will help if I
had approximately where it was. If someone by chance would have a listing of
the poorhouse individuals around 1900... that would be most helpful. I don't
know definitely that he was in it, but from the 1900 census, the wife was
listed as still being married but in her son's family's residence. At one
time I remembered seeing him being in the poorhouse, but neglected to make a
copy or even write down where I found it.
Thanking you in advance...
Hi, The only info I have on the McAtee`s was given to me about a year ago and
the person that gave it to me said she couldn`t confirm it is correct.
1Leonard McAtee b.1757 Charles/St. Mary Co., MD d.Bef. Feb. 1798 Nelson
County, KY. m. Sarah Beall b.1759 in Charles Co., MD m.Bef. 1784 in Charles
Co., MD d.Bef. 1804 THREE CHILDREN; (a)Mary Ann McAtee
b.Sept.8, 1784 MD d.Sept.30, 1855 Meade Co., KY m.Henry O`Bryan/Bryan
b.Dec.20, 1783 St. Mary`s Co., MD m.Nov.27, 1805 Nelson Co., KY. d.Dec.24,
(b)Eleanor McAtee b.1791 MD, d.1860 Washington Co., KY m.John Bennet Hill
b.1783 MD m.Aug.6, 1814 Washington Co., KY d.April 1860 Washington Co., KY
(c)Patrick McAtee b.April 12, 1795 Nelson Co., KY m.? d.?
The only couple I can confirm are Henry
O`Bryan/Bryan m. Mary McAtee, they are my greatgreatgreat grandparents.
Anyone who can add to these families or fix any mistakes please respond.
Philip O`Bryan/Bryan married to Dolly/Dorthy Thompson. 4 sons Henry O`Bryan
b.1783 MD d.1853 KY married to Mary McAtee b.1784 MD d.1855 KY. John
O`Bryan b.1779 MD d.1861 KY married to Mary Wathen b.1799 MD d.1874 KY.
Joseph O`Bryan b.1788 MD d.? KY married to Mary Vowels b.1790 MD d.? KY.
Benedict O`Bryan b.1792 MD d.1875 KY married Ellender Gristy b.? d.?KY.
Thanks for any info on this family. Patrick.
Where was Planters Hall, Breckinridge, Kentucky in 1880?
Was it a town with census district called Planters Hall? If so was it
located between McQuady to Hardinsburg along 261 or from McQuady west or
McQuady towards Glen Dean Road? Or am I way off?
I am told that there is at least one McCamish Cemetery in Breckenridge County. One is supposed to be near Custer. Does anyone know exactly where it is? A newsletter from Hancock County told of a McCamish Cemetery in Breckenridge near Hancock. Does anyone know where that one is?
If, you have not already heard the news, the Kentucky Historical Society is
again looking for a new director.
As a member of the historical society, and a patron who spends several hours
at the facility each week, I'm concerned with the direction the society
seems to be taking. A couple of years ago the historical society moved into
a new facility which ranks at the top or very near the top of the finest
research facilities in the country.
Unfortunately, since the move to the new building it appears as though our
membership has dropped! In the time that I have been using the library,
never once have I seen any mention of the Kentucky Historical Society, its
library, or the many services that are provided in ANY of the genealogical
magazines that I have and do continue to subscribe too.
I have attended conferences, and seminars outside the state in which we
should at the very least be represented by a speaker! It seems for whatever
reason we are a very well kept secret! Interest in our society needs to be
It seems as though the time has come for a director who wants the society to
grow and expand. I for one would like to see not only the first floor of
the library stack area filled with books, but also the addition of a second
The last director was brought in from out of state, which to me doesn't make
a lot of sense. It is time that the director of the historical society is a
Kentuckian, with knowledge of the history of the state, a vast knowledge of
the genealogical holdings within the state, the ability to understand the
needs of genealogical, and historical researchers, and the ability to work
with our state legislature for the benefit of the society.
I wish to nominate Mr. Ron D. Bryant as the new director of the Kentucky
Historical Society. Ron D. Bryant not only has seventeen years of experience
with the library, is a ninth generation Kentuckian, but is also extremely
knowledgeable of the history and genealogical holdings in Kentucky. He is a
noted librarian and lecturer on Kentucky, having written over eighty
articles, and is the author of Kentucky History - An Annotated Bibliography
published in 2000.
If Ron D. Bryant becomes director of the historical society, he has stated
that he will continue to help patrons with their research in the library. He
believes that the director needs to be aware of the patrons needs, and that
we must increase our membership.
As I mentioned above, I wish to nominate Ron D. Bryant for this position,
but I can't do so with your help. If, you agree with me, please send letters
to the following gentlemen advising them to name Ron D. Bryant Director of
the Kentucky Historical Society:
c/o Mr. Walter Baker
917 S. Green Street
Glasgow, KY 42141-2086
c/o Mr. Richard L. Taylor
335 Holt Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
c/o Mr. Thomas D. Clark
175 Kentucky Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
Many thanks for your help.
Shelby A. Williams
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