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I am trying to complete my files on the Jones line and need help with two
I am seeking the family of Amanda Wood who married Pleasant Landon Jones born
1835/6 in Owen County, KY. P.L. Jones was the son of Thomas Jones and Sarah
I am also seeking any information on John James Jones born 1844 in Owen
County, KY son of Thomas Jones and Sarah Martin. I have nothing except his
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
On May 12, 1852 John P. Orr and William Willis Ballard posted bond for the
marriage of William Willis Ballard to Mary Ann Kersey Way. The marriage was
performed by Rev. Johnson Larkin Ballard (the grooms brother) on May 13,
1852. This was a second marriage for both.
These are my ggggrandparents. My question is who is John P. Orr? Is anyone
on the list related to him and may know whose Orr line he is descended from
in Owen County, KY?
All help will be greatly appreciated.
On this 4th of July I would line to honor my great great grandfather John
Henry Conrad/Coonrod that served with Company G, 38th Illinois Volunteer
He did an article for the newspaper in 1907 telling about his civil war
experience. It's posted on IL USGEN WEB the URL is
He was taken prisoner and spent time at Pemberton, Danville and
It's his story in his own words and I am proud to be a decedent of such a
Can anyone on the Gallatin or Owen list identify Hugh Jackson? He died
before May 11, 1871, in Gallatin County and left one son John Samuel Jackson
born 1853 in Owen County, KY. On May 11, 1871, John Samuel Jackson who was a
minor over 14 (age 18) had the Gallatin County Court appoint W. N. Sale his
guardian as he was the heir to the estate of Hugh Jackson, deceased, his
father. The estate was under $100 in value and no stamps were required.
Also on May 11, 1871, he married Elizabeth A. Lee, daughter of James Lee and
Sarah Noel who was born Feb. 16,1855 in Owen County, KY (in Owenton).
John Samuel Jackson was only married to Elizabeth A. Lee for a few years and
had one son named Edward Jackson born 1873. He left and went to Missouri.
He rode with the James Gang. He either died or divorced Elizabeth Lee before
1878 because on July 31, 1878, in Grant County, KY she married my
gggrandfather Francis Marion "Frank" Bell.
I am trying to find the connection between the Jackson/Noel/Lee families.
Any information on Hugh Jackson would be greatly appreciated.
Kentucky Genealogical Society
July 13, 2000 Meeting
"Kentucky Land Office"
Kandi Adkinson will speak for the July meeting of the KGS, introducing the
Secretary of State's new Land Office site on the World Wide Web.
Brian Harney will assist by demonstrating actual access to the website.
7:30pm, July 13, 2000 at the Kentucky History Center, Frankfort.
Members of the public who are interested in history and genealogy will be
most welcomed. Refreshments will follow the presentation.
Board meeting precedes at 6:30pm.
For further information call 223-4018 (Frankfort), or e-mail
I have been real busy moving my pages to Roots-L and adding new information
to Owen Co pages and general KY history. I have not linked my Parlor or
Front Porch to the AOL link YET I would appreciate if you would take a look
at the new format and let me know what you think.
The Parlor is now devoted to various States histories and research. Kentucky
is "on line" and I have included an overall history on KY. Owen Co is now a
"stand alone" page with a link through the Kentucky History page.
I found my "lost" civil war page so it's back on line, I have added some new
information to the 1850 census project thanks to Michael Anne she is going to
be adding more soon. Would love to hear from some of you this would be a
great research tool for anyone with family listed on the 1850 census. Also
added county formation maps and pix that I received from a cousin "Lusby Mill
The Parlor is now located at [DO NOT USE THE OLD AOL LINK IT'S STILL ACTIVE
& WILL TAKE YOU TO THE OLD PAGES COPY AND PASTE THIS ONE TO SEE THE NEW
If you have the time come through the "main" page it's all decked out for the
4th of July and I have done some major changes to this area that URL is
Enjoy and have a fun summer and safe 4th Barbara
For immediate release (June 20 - July 3, 2000)
Contact Jim Carigan, KGS Publicity Chair, (502)223-4018 or jimmonomoy(a)aol.com
KGS awards to honor outstanding contributions to genealogy
· Dedicated Genealogists are honored for their contributions to genealogy by
the Kentucky Genealogical Society
· Nominations to be mailed by July 3, 2000
Outstanding Service To Genealogy
The Outstanding Service to Genealogy Award will be offered annually to three
individuals and/ or organizations by the Kentucky Genealogical Society.
An award may be made for each of the three regions of Kentucky, which are
Western (West of I-65), Central (East of I-65 and West of I-75) and Eastern
(east of I-75).
Judging criteria are:
1-Project, program or service must have occurred in the last 24 months and be
2-A letter of no more than two typewritten pages, must be submitted
describing the nature of the work and value to genealogical research.
3-Documentation such as newspaper articles, copies of minutes, publications,
or letter of support may be submitted.
The Award will be a "Pathway Through History" Brick to be placed in the new
Kentucky History Center. The Certificate bears the name of the recipient
See General Instructions below
General Instructions Pertaining to All Awards Shown on This Page
1. Entries must be postmarked the first Monday in July to be eligible for
current year competition.
2. All winners will be notified by third Monday in July via voice mail or
e-mail (if available).
3. Winners are encouraged to attend the Seminar scheduled the first week end
of August (8/5/2000) in Frankfort, Kentucky.
4. All winners are guests of the Kentucky Genealogical Society. Includes
Friday evening KGS Dinner and room at the Capital Plaza-Holiday Inn. Plus
Saturday breakfast, registration fee and lunch. Each winner may bring one
additional person, who will likewise be our guest.
5. If possible, it is recommended that the Outstanding Service To Genealogy
presentations be submitted in hard copy and on a 3.5" computer disk. The
winning articles will be published in the next edition of BlueGrass Roots,
thereby saving publication time.
Questions? Call (502)223-4018 in Frankfort or e-mail jimmonomoy(a)aol.com or
In Owen Co., I need info on Frederick Shelton listed on the 1840 census
-- age 20-30, with a female of same age
and two males, u5 and 5-10.
Frederick disappears from the tax lists in the mid 1840's.
The u5 is, I firmly believe, William Hayden Shelton, and this young boy
must have had a mother????????
And did the father (Frederick) die? Wm. H. is listed with the Hunt
family on the 1850 census, as an 11 year old.
Wm. Hayden Shelton married, in mid 1860's......Ann Mary / Mary Ann
Jacobs.........would love to meet her parents.
If you have info on the above, I would be most grateful.........
Phyllis Counts Raker
Wm. Hayden Shelton is my husband's gr gr grandfather.
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Pam, the wonderful "List Lady," has done it again. (She brought us the 1895 Atlas) Check out her new Shippers Gazetteer. Lots of information on different states, including Kentucky.
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Dear All,Since this project covers some 45 states and 3 Canadian provinces, it is hard to know where to
send out the info so people know it exists. I am not on any Canadianlists, so if someone wants to pass this on, I would appreciate it.
1891 Shippers Gazetteer COMPLETE
Finally the thousands and thousands of names and business owners that did business with the various railroads listed in the 1891 Shippers Gaz are uploaded to match the R.R. maps that I uploaded some time
ago. I have all of the R.R. completed and have even added a search engine for your benefit. Also check out the indexes I have created for each individual R.R. section. The name spelling was terrible, so check the
entire letter of a name you are researching, as some names are spelled 3 and 4 different ways. I just completed the final stage of the site which was
to scan in the hundreds of ads included in the gaz. I also pulled any names shown on the images into a searchable index so even if they were not listed
as a business in the gaz, you may find that missing person.
Still healing from the knee surgery last week...so things are not going as quickly as normal...but off to find another new project to start on.
http://www.LivGenMI.com Home of the 1895 atlas & many more historical maps & books for the U.S. in the Memorial On-Line Library
http://www.ChaseNEgw.com Home of the 1891 Shippers Dispatch Gazetteer
http://www.ShepherdsVoice.org Home of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church
Brighton MI. Come pay us a visit!
If you use any of the above or any of the hundreds of bits of information I have put on the net for ou.....Your Obligation is to complete your
Pam - List Lady prietsch(a)ismi.net
Hi to all and to let those of you who do not know who I am I host this list and keep things going at “The Parlor” / Grandma’s Front Porch”
I wanted to do a quick up date on what is going on with the list and the Owen County web page. First we have new members joining almost daily. We currently have over 350 members. Two things I would recommend:
1.check the archived messages if your new
Be sure to use KYOwen
2.post who you are researching and REPOST if you have new information.
I belong to several lists and just found a will on my gggrandfather by looking in the archives for that list, it was posted in 1997 & that person is no longer on the list. After pulling together some of my new finding I posted it to the list and referred to the will and GUESS WHAT I found 3 new cousins who had additional information on that family.
My job has taken up a lot of my time over the past few months. Darn I hate when that happens and I can’t work on the fun stuff. Things have settled down a bit so I can get back to what I love best working on the web pages and doing updates. Grandma’s is going to have a 3rd anniversary next month, how time flies. I am updating a lot of the old material and moving my pages to Roots-L.
During this process I would like to up date the MARRIAGE LIST 1819 - 1840 on the Owen page. If anyone had additional marriages [DURING THIS TIME PERIOD] or has corrections to the “original file” that would help other researchers PLEASE PLEASE write to me and I will make the notations. Direct access to the page: http://members.aol.com/clhillmo/mariage.htm
Also I would like to get back to the 1850 Census Project if you are not aware of this take a look. It’s an ambitious project I started over a year ago when I was relay digging into my family history in Owen County I would like to keep up with all the family history if you are all willing to share your research I will be willing to add it to the pages on the web. With out going into to detail check you what has been done go to “The Parlor”
and check out THE CENSUS PROJECT I just noticed it says updated April [that was 1999 not 2000] it has been awhile.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Good luck in your research, looking forward to hearing from some of you, it’s been to long.
Barbara Guinn Katy Texas
Genealogy is like a puzzle some times all the pieces fit, some times you get nothing but blue sky and sometimes you get two puzzles mixed together.