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My friends -
Today, we are moving back over to Fulton County to continue our review of
the early marriage records there in the 1850 - 1860 time frame. We are now
in the 1850 - 1860 range.
Subscribers to the JP and Fulton lists can obtain the full dataset for a
marriage shown below by sending a request to me. Unfortunately, most of
these records contain only the name of the bride and the groom, as well as
the date of the marriage, but there is the occasional consent or surety
shown. As always, your help in not resending this entire message back to me
with the request continues to be appreciated.
Tomorrow, we will visit McCracken County.
Fulton County - Early Marriages - Part 12
Beard, John G.
Brown, Thomas D.
Brown[sic], Margaret D.
Shikle, Margaret M.
Allen, Mary P.
Benton, Mary E.
Lewis, Mary Ann
Davis, Harriett R.
Louderdale, John A.
Roulhoch, Maria Augusta
Reed, David F.
Mayes, Beverly M.
Hannan, Caroline F.
Pegram, George R.
Kimbro, Frances Y.
Crawford, Andrew Jackson
Herring, Mariah Louisa
Algee[sic], Sarah Ann
My friends -
Rather than post anything in the way of terminology or data today, I am
going to use this post to make a couple of corrections that have been
brought to my attention by some of our very sharp-eyed subscribers(the best
trait to have when practicing genealogy<g>).
The names of slave owners on the slave census which I posted a few days ago
as residing in Fulton County, actually resided in *Hickman* County. One of
our subscribers had even found a site on-line where this census is posted,
and it was labeled there as coming from Hickman County. I rechecked the
original microfilm from which my transcription was taken and found that,
although the film container box was labeled "Fulton County", the actual
film inside the container was that for Hickman County. This is a very good
example of why we can take nothing for granted in genealogy(of which I was
guilty in this case). Just because a label claims that the contents inside
a box(or even inside a book, for that matter) are supposed to be a certain
topic does not mean that such is actually the case. I have been reminded of
that valuable lesson again in this case. My apologies. However, for those
of you who requested data on individual slave owners from what you thought
was Fulton County, but is actually Hickman County, there is good news:
there is a web site where you can look at the entire contents of this
particular census schedule(someone slipped that one in - I usually try to
keep up with those sorts of things) and I am asking those who did send
requests to me to go to the following URL to get the information requested:
This URL will bring you to the directory which has the listing of the slave
census pages. The only potential drawback to this site is in the fact that
these slave census pages were uploaded in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document
Format (pdf), and you must have the little Adobe Acrobat Reader
program(which is free from www.adobe.com) in order to be able to see these
pages. If you cannot load these pages and still need me to send the data on
a slave owner, let me know and I will be happy to do it.
Another item which I fell compelled to clarify somewhat is the location of
the little village of Fidelity, which I have recently discussed. It has
been pointed out to me that it is likely that Fidelity was actually another
name for New Concord, which was originally known as "Humility", then just
"Concord", and by 1835, "New Concord", as it was discovered that there was
another "Concord already in existence in another part of KY. I have
reviewed what Dr.Gordon has said in his little book, "Fidelity Folks", as
well as going back over the transcriptions of my oral interviews with my
late grandmother who was born in that vicinity in 1883, and have platted
the location of Fidelity on the 1885 Proctor map of the Jackson
Purchase(which does not show Fidelity, but does show New Concord) as shown
on Dr. Gordon's own little map of the area on the rear flyleaf of the book.
It would appear that New Concord and Fidelity are basically in the same
place, and, for all practical purposes, evolved quickly into the single
town of New Concord. Fidelity, or what little was left of it in the 1890's,
according to my grandmother's recollection, was on the "outskirts", as she
put it, of New Concord. I suspect that Fidelity may have had its own
identity for a very short period of time, but, by perhaps 1880-1885 was
fully absorbed into New Concord. This is something of a technicality, of
course, but I have been told that at least one individual who is very
familiar with the area, and who knew Dr. Gordon, has said that Dr. Gordon
actually grew up in New Concord. So, for purposes of clarity, I felt I
ought to comment a bit more on it.
About once every 8-12 months, I will receive a message from a subscriber to
one of the lists which I host - generally always a new subscriber - who
will take me to task for the beliefs and assertions of another individual
with my name who also resides in TX, and is involved with militia activity
and related subject areas. This other individual with my name(and we are,
I am sure, distantly related, as all American Utterbacks descend from a
common ancestor) appears fairly frequently in the various search engine
databases, and, as I said, also resides in TX, and sometimes folks get me
confused with him. As a result, I post a "disclaimer" about once or twice a
year. Although sharing the same given name and surname, we are not the same
person(and there are other "Bill Utterbacks in the nation, as well - one is
a veternarian, another is a college professor, still another owns an
advertising agency, etc.), and I do not share his beliefs. "Nuff said".
I hope that everyone has an excellent holiday tomorrow, especially in these
trying times. There will be no data post tomorrow, but I do plan to get at
least one segment of Graves County Order Book G ready to be offered,
hopefully on Friday. So do stay tuned.
And many thanks to those of you who sent good wishes to my wife. She is
better today, and was apparently hit with a virulent gastrointestinal viral
infection yesterday. It was sudden and severe, but things are looking up.
My friends -
I had hoped to be able to offer another Graves County Order Book image
segment over the weekend, but time constraints did not permit it. I hope to
do a "make-up" double segment later this week.
Today, we are moving over to Fulton County to look at some slave owners
shown in the 1860 Slave Schedule. We did this one other time, in another JP
county, and the posting met with some success. If you see a name of
interest in the listing below, and would like the complete census
information(which shows the ages of the slaves - no names, unfortunately -
as well as the sex and color, whether a fugitive, number manumitted,
whether deaf & dumb, idiotic, blind or insane and the number of slave
houses)for that individual, send a request to me, and I will provide it. As
always, your assistance in not resending this entire message back to me
with the request continues to be appreciated.
Tomorrow, we will move back into Calloway County.
Fulton County - Slave Owners - 1860 US Slave Schedule - Part 1
Griffey, Sarah J.
Jordan, Thomas B.
McLane, Charles C.
Taylor, Matilda A.
~to be continued~