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The Fulton Genealogical Society and the Sons of Confederate Veterans
would like to invite you to a memorial service to be held at Fairview
Cemetery in Fulton, Kentucky on the 31st day of May 2003 at 1:30PM. Earlier
in the day, four new Veterans Administration headstones will be erected on
the graves of the following Civil War Veterans:
1. George W. Thomas, 1st Lieutenant, Co.E, 3rd Kentucky Infantry
2. Elisha L. Falwaell, Private, Co.A, 4th (McLemore's) Tennessee
3. Absalom Hubler, Private, Benton's Louisiana Artillery Battery.
4. Louis Clark Youngs, 1st Sergeant, Co.A, 2nd Kentucky Infantry
A brief biography of each of these men will be read, a prayer given
and a volley by a group of local re-enacters will be fired. There are a
total of 49 Civil War Veterans buried at Fairview that will honored that
day. If anyone knows members of these men's families, please invite them to
In addition, the story of Mrs. Virginia "Jennie" Collins will be
told. She went to war with her husband, James Alfonzo Collins; for two
years; nursing the sick and wounded, on the battlefield. She was the
president of the Ed Crossland Chapter of the UDC and instrumental in
getting the Confederate Monument erected at Fairview. She too is buried in
Anyone who knows where we can get a picture of Mrs. Jennie Collins,
please contact a member of the Fulton Genealogical Society or Don
Livingston at the Fulton Public Library.
As the time gets closer, we will be posting this invitation again.
Please put us on your calendar and plan to attend the service. Thank You.
My friends -
Over the past couple of weeks, on various lists which I host, there have
been postings appear which are off-topic and are, therefore, in violation
of the list guidelines which are in place, and which all subscribers
receive when they subscribe to one of the lists. Given the fact that we are
currently living in very uncertain times, on a worldwide scale, and all of
us are perhaps a little "on-edge" as to what may be facing us in the weeks
to come, I think now is a good time to restate these guidelines, and remind
all of us that they are in place, and are there for a reason. There are
major national issues - some of them very controversial - before all of us
right now, and they are all important, but they are not for our discussion
or debate here.
First, we do try to stay focused and "on-topic". For the JacksonPurchase-L
List, "on-topic" means discussion about the history and genealogy of the
families of the 8 counties in the region which carried the JP name. We do
not discuss other counties in KY, TN or IL, except perhaps in a passing
reference noting that a family may have lived in some other county before
moving into, or after leaving, the JP region. For the county lists,
"on-topic" means discussion of families and historical aspects of the
individual counties themselves. Stories and other family "lore" need to go
to the KYJacksonPurchase-Lore-L List, which was created for that purpose.
Discussions about current national issues, or current religious or
political subject matter, are off-topic.
Second, virus warnings should not be posted to the lists. About 98% of them
have turned out to be hoaxes over the years. If someone has a concern about
a virus situation that he/she deems so critical that it is felt it should
be posted to a list, send the information to me. I will investigate it, and
if it proves to be an immanent danger, I will post the warning myself.
Third, we try to stay away from "chatting" on the lists. This is perhaps a
little more critical on a larger list, such as the JP List, but it can
sometimes occur on smaller lists, as well. Once a posting has been made
inquiring about a surname or individual, further back-and-forth
conversation between contacts that are made should be done via private
e-mail. We have built up an enormous "contact network" among the various
county lists, and within the JP List especially, as is evidenced by the
"thank-you" posts we see from time to time, reflecting that folks are
always willing to help, and we have a lot of family expertise among the
subscribers on these lists. I encourage the postings of surnames on which
our subscribers are working, about every three months, so that new
subscribers can contact, by private e-mail, those folks who are working on
the same families. Additionally, we have the JP Surnames website, which
contains the e-mail addresses of individuals cross-referenced to the family
surnames on which they are working, which should also be a primary source
to consult from time to time. The URL for that is:
I do over to that site fairly frequently myself. I think it is a great
resource. If you do not have your address posted there, and would like to
have it included, there is a link to the webmaster on the main page. The
information can be sent to her and she will get it posted.
Finally, there is a hard, set-in-stone guideline which prohibits "flaming"
- the posting of inflammatory, critical, insulting, obscene/pornographic or
personal attacks on a list. The same is true for such messages sent
privately to list subscribers as a result of posts which a subscriber has
made to a list. If a subscriber receives such a message from another
subscriber in private e-mail, that message should be sent to me - please do
not respond to it yourself - and I will deal with it. Those who engage in
deliberate flaming will be removed from the list(s) and will not be allowed
to return. We have far too many good things that need doing, and flaming
does absolutely nothing good at all. We have very little of this sort of
thing that occurs, and, often, when it does occur, it was due to
circumstances in which the actual subscriber may not have even sent the
message, in cases where others have access to the computer in question. If
cases of flaming do appear, please let me deal with it - and I *will* do so
as quickly as it comes to my attention. Please do not send messages of
outrage to the poster - or to the list - the person being "lambasted" may
not be the individual who sent the offending message.
These guidelines are generally those used by most RootsWeb based list
hosts. They are not, in my view, "hard-nosed" or restrictive, but rather
just some common sense things we need to do to maintain, and continue to
have, productive and on-topic and focused postings. I am always open to
suggestions or thoughts about these, as long as they are constructive and
presented in a thoughtful, diplomatic manner.
That's the "reminder notice" for this quarter - let's get back to what we
do best - hunting down elusive forebears.
My friends -
Today we are moving over to Fulton County to resume our review of the Vital
Statistics birth records for that county in the 1852-1859 time frame.
Subscribers to the JP and Fulton lists can obtain the full dataset for a
birth in the listing below by sending a request to me. These datasets
usually include the date of birth, gender of the child if not obvious, name
of father and maiden name of mother, and, occasionally, the location within
the county where the birth occurred.
Your continuing assistance in not resending this entire message back to me
with the request is greatly appreciated.
There will be an additional "Administratavia" message going to all of the
lists which I host in a short while, concerning observance of list guidelines.
Fulton County - Vital Statistics Records - Births - 1852-1859 - Part 3
(M)= Male (F)=Female (AA)=African-American (NGG)=No Gender Given
Bransford, Martha G.
Brent, M.E. (F)
Broudes, Mary E.
Browder, Thomas B.
Bromsbaugh, Mary Susan
Bronceford, William W.
Browder, Edmund (AA)
Browder, Fanny (AA)
Brown, Ann R.
Brown, John E.
Brown, A.A. (M)
Brown, Allis J.
Brown, Irasolen (M)
Brown, Kitty (AA)
Brown, Preston Reed
Browder, F.J. (M)
Bryant, Robert A.
Buckley, ------ (F) (AA)
Buffum, E. (F)
Bullock, Mary W.
Burnett, John D.
Burnett, William G.
~to be continued~
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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
I am new to the mailing list. Can anyone tell me please where to request
obituaries for Fulton County. I have tried to contact the Fulton Public
Library and the email is returned. Perhaps it needs to be redirected to a
neighboring county. The information is as follows:
Name: Ed K. Haman
Date of Death: 11-17-1958
Place of Death: Fulton County, Kentucky
Name: George Haman
Date of Death: 1-8-1960
Place of Death: Fulton County, Kentucky
Any assistance with obtaining this information will be appreciated.