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Can anyone on the list tell me how to access the funeral director records in
Owen County for the period around 1900?
I need the information on Daniel C. Jones and his wife Sarah C. Ballard Jones
both of whom died after 1900 and before 1910. They were probably living in
the area around Jonesville.
The other people I need are Christopher Webster and his wife Elizabeth
[Bettie] Kennedy Webster who also died between 1900 and 1910 in the same
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I suspect that Lusaney Wainscott (who m. Josiah Clifton) was a dau. of
John C. Wainscott (b. 1790) and Susannah Cugle/Engle. They were in Owen Co.
KY at the time of her birth and had at least 2 sons who also married into the
Clifton family. I don't have any proof, but the available facts support this
better than any other possibility I have found.
As for Elizabeth Sinclair who married Bartlett Mason, I don't have
parents recorded for her. She was b. about 1782 in Stafford Co., VA. The
Sinclair family name was also spelled St. Clair and there was a large family
of them in Virginia, in and near Stafford Co., VA. That family dates back
well into the 1600s in Virginia and I have researched the ones who left VA in
the late 1600s and resettled in Maryland near Baltimore. That part of the
St. Clairs is in my husband's ancestry. I suspect that Elizabeth Sinclair
who married Bartlett Mason was part of that family.
Incidentally, while on the topic of alternate spellings of names, the
Sinclair family is difficult to follow because of so many spellings. Besides
St. Clair (the French form of the name), "Sinkler" was also a common
spelling. Sinkler was the way the name was usually pronounced (rather than
Sinclair or Sincler).
I read with interest your post yesterday in which you listed the
children of Bartlett Mason. I found it a little confusing, but maybe the
Bartlett Mason you referenced was a grandson of the Bartlett Mason I am
I am interested in the Bartlett Mason who was born about 1780 in
Stafford Co.,VA and married Elizabeth Sinclair. I have their children listed
as John, Sophia, William, Mahala, W. Sanderson, Lucy, May or Mary, Lavina,
Lewis, Elizabeth and James. My interest is in Sophia, who married Richard
Wainscott. I research the Wainscott family and try to find info identifying
the parents and siblings of Wainscott spouses. I haven't found much on
Sophia yet, and would appreciate help getting a list of her siblings, their
dates and their spouses names.
I think I have figured out from the second note in your post that the
Bartlett Mason whose children you listed was a son of W. Sanderson Mason, as
you mentioned Lewis Mason as his brother.
I must have missed some earlier postings to be so confused now.
Sorry. I hope you will take the time to straighten me out!
Can anyone help me with this line?
I have Mirvel Jump and Lizzie Jump listed as Granddaughters of James Beach in
Poplar Grove on the 1910 Census.
Later in 1916 Mirvel Jump married Claude Alcorn in Gallatin County, KY and
her sister Lizzie married Albert Alcorn. The marriages took place in Warsaw,
Does anyone know who the parents of Mirvel and Lizzie Jump were?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Your g-grandfather, Bartlett Mason (II), had a son named John Albert Mason
who married Emma True. Other children of Bartlett Mason were William
Sanderson Mason (II), Mollie Mason Ware, Myrtle Mason Dick, Langie Mason
Richardson, Lula Mason Brownswell, Mattie Mason, Agnes Mason Munson Kiefer
(twice married), Aurrah Mason Clark. (Spellings of these names may not be
The above information comes from a graphical representation of the Mason
family tree prepared by James Mitchell Mason who I believe was the grandson
of your g-grandfather, Bartlett. There are a few inaccuracies in James
Mitchell Mason family tree, but for the most part, I have found it to be a
good roadmap for further research.
I have not researched your ''side" of the tree. Our common ancestor is
W(illiam) Sanderson Mason (son of the original Bartlett Mason who was born
in 1780 and came to Owen County from Virginia around 1812), and I am
descended from his son, William Mason who married Sarah Ann (Sally)
As was the custom of the time, many of the given names were repeated every
other generation which makes it a little confusing when we are talking about
Bartlett or William Sanderson, for example.
I am from Lusby Mill in Owen County. I lived there for the first 22 years
of my life. There is an old Mason cemetery near Lusby Mill that may be the
one your mother mentioned. I have visited that cemetery and many of the
markers are gone or are unreadable.
If the note that your mother left you can be photocopied, and if you can
provide me with a copy of it, I might be able to get some more clues from
I don't have any information on the McCain family, but I do have an aunt on
my mother's side that married a Paul McCain. I'll see if my mother can
provide any information on that line.
The Pascal and Howard Mason you referred to in your message are probably the
sons of Lewis Mason who was a son of the "original" Bartlett Mason I
mentioned above. The Jesse Mason you mentioned may be the son of James
Bosen Mason who was also a son of Bartlett Mason, making Jesse a first
cousin to Pascal and Howard. I do not have any documentation on the civil
war records of these ancestors. My g-g-grandfather, W(illiam) Sanderson
Mason (I) is buried at a church cemetery in Keifer (Grant County), KY and
has a CSA marker.
James (Jim) Lewis Mason
2521 Needles Ct.
Owensboro, KY 42301
From: Mccain49(a)aol.com [mailto:Mccain49@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 10:09 PM
Subject: BARTLETT MASON
. The information I have on the Mason side of my family comes from
a list of names with notes beside the names. The list was found in my
mother's Bible with the heading, 'Son this is for you this is my family'.
The list was hand written and faded badly.( It was in my mother's hand
writing ) The following is the information which I obtained from this list.
.Your g.father ( first name looks like it may begin with J ) Mason
.g.g. father Bart Mason
.g.g.g William Mason
.The rest of names on the list I was unable to read. I do not have any
information on my grand mothers. A note at the bottom of the page read,they
are buried at Lusby Mill. ( I think that's what it says ) I do not know who
she was referring to and I do not know were Lusby Mill is. I do know that my
mother and father was born in Owen Co., my father was b. in Corinth. I have
just started to research my family and I am looking though papers and
documents which they had. Any suggestions you have on how to research the
Mason Clan would be appreciated. I am having a real problem with the McCain
side of the family.
I am researching my my descendants from Owen County Ky. I have very little
information to go on,due to all of my known family being deceased. The
following is the subsance of what I have obtained from various records and my
memory from childhood.
.My Father Jesse James McCain was b.6 June 1900 in
Owen Co. d.March 1973,he had three sisters (Edie,Mary and Sarah) and one
brother. (Elmer) .My g.father James (Jim) was
b.1867 I believe in or around Owen Co. and d.16 June 1945. My g.mother Effie
(madien name unknown) b.1877 and d.28 July 1943. .
.My Mother Virgie Mae Mason (she was
adopted by a family named Prather) b.July 1906 she had one sister named
Rachel. My great grand father was named Bartlett Mason.
any additional information on my family that you would like to share, it will
be greatly appreciated.
With help from you I have found these 4 Hill marriages in the Owen County
Marriage Records 1819-1840. One being my Great, Great, Great Grandfather.
1. HILL, GEORGE P. to Rhoda Sparks January 8, 1821. Bond: Henry Sparks Jr.
Letter of Consent from Henry Sparks Sr. father of the bride.
2. HILL, JESSE B. to Martha Sparks, October 1837. Bond: Martin Clifton
Sparks. Married October 2, 1837 by Joshua Wilhoite,
3. HILL, PATRICK H. to Lucy Smither, January 23, 1832. Bond: John W. Smither
and Wesley Smither.
4. HILL, ROBERT J. to Mocy Sparks, March 11, 1837. Bond: John Sparks. Married
March 16, 1837 by Joshua Wilhoite.
Anyone with any Links, Connections, or knowledge of any of these Hill
families would be appreciated. I am seeking all of the information I can, and
need information about their parents.
Thanks again for everyone's support,
Sorry, It didn't look like the original e-mail printed properly the way I had
it laid out, and I have had comments about it. Hope this shows you better
what I have and what I am seeking.
George Hill b. Henry County Kentucky 1814
W. H. Hill & Robert J. Hill
Son Of George Hill
W. H. Hill m. Nancy J. Smith, Magistrate of Owen County 4 years
George W. (GW) Hill Sr. b. April 8, 1848, Owen County, KY. d. February 3,
Owen County, KY. m. Bettie Hayden October 30, 1877, daughter of F. T. Hayden
& Elizabeth Duvall.
GW was ordained September 16, 1882, as a Baptist Minister preaching in Owen,
Gallatin, and Scott Counties. Stamping Ground Baptist Church 1904-12.
Children of GW and Bettie Hayden
1. Anna Hill
2. Harry Hill
3. Mary Hill m. Elmer Davis September 1913
4. Stella Hill d. April 1966
5. George W. Hill, Jr. b. 1861 Covington, KY. m. Jessie Childers
6. John Leonard Hill (John L. Hill) b. September 15, 1878, Owen County, KY
d. November 13, 1964, Nashville, TN. Dean Of Georgetown College 1915-1922
7. Clara E. Hill b. 1887, d. December 1906 Stamping Ground, KY.
8. Rachel Hill b. 1890, d. 1912 m. Elmer Davis. Elmer Davis married Rachel's
sister Mary after Rachel's death.
9. Thomas Russell Hill (T. Russ Hill). b. February 14, 1894, Owen County, KY
d. March 4, 1975, Detroit, MI. m. Iris Francis November 19, 1921, Jellico
County, TN. Iris b. November 19, 1921, Red Ash, Whitley County, KY d.
September 5, 1933 Knoxville, TN. daughter of Phillip Francis and Annie
T. Russ Hill donated the tour of chimes to the Stamping Ground Baptist
Son Of George Hill
Robert J. Hill b. Henry County, KY. m. Lucie Sparks March 16, 1837, Owen
County, KY by Joshua Wilhoite. Lucie d. July 5, 1896.
Children of Robert Hill and Lucie Sparks:
1. Mary Hill b. 1840 Owen County, KY m Tilman Kemper
Child. Levi (Brother) Kemper
2. Francis Hill b. 1842 Owen County, KY
3. John Hill b. 1846 Owen County
4. Zerelda (Relda) Hill b. October 6, 1847, Owen County, KY d. July 28, 1855
Burial - Pleasant Home Cemetery. m. Anderson Thomas.
5. Thomas Clifton Hill Sr., February 10, 1850, Kentucky d. November 14, 1909,
Owenton, KY, Owen County. m. Mary Elizabeth Lancaster May 6, 1875, in Mount
Pleasant Church Owenton, KY daughter of William Lancaster and Elizabeth
Thomas Mary was b. March 24, 1851, Owen, County, KY d. December 20, 1939,
Owenton, Owen County, KY
Marriage was witnessed by George W. Hill, Sr. John L. and T. Russ' s Father.
Children of Thomas Hill and Mary Lancaster:
1. Rhetta Gardner Hill b. March 8, 1876 Owenton, KY d. January 16, 1963
2. Kittie Webb Hill b. December 31, 1978 Owenton, KY d. December 31, 1957
3. Thomas Clifton Hill, Jr. b February 25, 1881 Owenton, KY Owen County, KY
d. March 9, 1935, Owenton, KY Owen County, KY. m Elnora Fagg May 6, 1907, in
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. Daughter of Archibald Fagg and Anna
Brandon. She was born August 7, 1882, Switerland County, Indiana and die
December 19. 1918 Owenton, KY.
4. Estil Botts Hill b. February 7, 1884 Owenton, KY, d. 1981
4. Mabel Gladys Hill b. July 25, 1888 Owenton, KY d. September 13, 1987
m. Benjamin Harrison Greenlee
I am seeking information on the Hill's of Kentucky. So far I have been able
to trace both of these Hill Families to George Hill Born 1810 Henry County,
Kentucky. I am sure some of George's family stayed in Henry County or moved
on in different directions. Any help, additions, or corrections would be
I want to thank everyone who has contacted me and helped in any way putting
these 2 families together.
I want to thank everyone for their quick response. I appreciate all of the
info and links that I received and will check out everything. Keep them
coming. I would like to know if my original message was clear and easy to
read or scrambled because of the way I had it laid out.
Dear Owen County Cousins,
I was reading a News-Hearld Newspaper from Owen cCounty recently. In
the section telling what happened 50, 25, and 10 years ago it mentions
several people buried in the Holbrook Cemetery. What I need to know is where
is it? Is it in the town of Holbrook, that I thought was in Grant Co.? Is
it a cemetery with Holbrooks in it? Does anyone know? Since the Holbrooks
are my pain in the neck family I NEED SOME HELP! Any would be appreciated.
I still need to know who Rhoda Holbrook's parents are and where she is
Judy Estes Lawrence
George Hill b. Henry County, KY
W. H. Hill. Nancy J. Smith
Robert J. Hill b. Henry County, KY
Magistrate of Owen County 4 Years
Lucie Sparks March 16, 1837, Owen County
by Joshua Wilhoite she died July 05, 1896
George (GW) Hill b. April 8, 1848, Owen County, KY
d. February 3, 1918, Owen County, KY Mary
Hill b. 1840 Owen County, KY
m. Bettie Hayden October 30, 1877, daughter of Francis
Hill b. 1842 Owen County, KY
F. T. Hoyden and Elizabeth Duvall
John Hill b. 1846 Owen County, KY
GW was ordained Sept. 16, 1882 as a Baptist Minister Zerelda
(Relda) Hill b. October 06, 1947
preaching in Owen and Gallatin County churches and d. July 28,
1885, m. Anderson Thomas
Stamping Ground Baptist Church 1904-12 Burial
- Pleasant Home Cemetery
CHILDREN GW Hill & Betty Hayden Thomas
Clifton Hill SR. b. February 10, 1850
CHILDREN Thomas Clifton SR. & Mary Elizabeth Lancaster
Rhetta Gardner Hill b. March 8, 1876, d. January 16, 1963
Mary Hill m. Elmer Davis Sept. 1913 Kittie
Webb Hill b. December 31, 1878, d. December 31, 1957
Stella Hill d. April 1966
Thomas Clifton Hill, JR., February 25, 1881, Owenton, KY
George W. Hill, JR. b. 1861 Covington, KY d.
March 09, 1935, Owenton, KY, Owen County
m Jessi Childers
m. Elnora Fagg May 06, 1907, d. December 19, 1918
John Leonard Hill b. September 15, 1878, Owen County, KY Estil Botts
Hill b. February 07, 1884, d. 1981
d. November 13, 1964, Nashville, TN
Mabel Gladys Hill b. July 25, 1888, d. Sept. 13, 1987
Dean of Georgetown College 1915-22 m.
Benjamin Harrison Greenlee
Clara E. Hill b. 1887 d. December 1906 Stamping Ground, KY
Rachel Hill b. 1890, d. 1912. m. Elmer Davis
Thomas Russell Hill (T. Russ Hill) b. February 14, 1894
Owen County, KY. d. March 04, 1975, Detroit, MI
m. Iris Francis November 19, 1921, Jellico County, TN
Iris b. November 19, 1921, Red Ash, Whitley County, KY
d. September 13, 1938, Detroit, MI.
T. Russ Hill donated the tour of chimes to the Stamping Ground
Baptist Church 1961.
I am seeking information on the Hill's of Kentucky. So far I have been able
to trace both of the Hill Families to George Hill Henry County, Kentucky.
Born 1810. I am sure some of George's family stayed in Henry County or went a
different directions. Any help, additions or corrections would be highly
I want to thank everyone who has contacted me and helped in anyway putting
these 2 Families together.
The following story is about the POGUE family that left Owen Co KY in 1858
and settled in Randolph Co MO. My CLIFTON family also left Owen Co during
the same time period and moved to Randoolph Co MO. Some other of my Owen
County names that settled in Randolph Co MO were COBB, STAMPER, and others.
Sheryl McNeely Shaw
CLIFTON, COBB, HOLBROOK, and MORGAN descendant
Subj: [MORANDOL-L] Higbee News, 7 Oct 1926, Pt 1 of 3
Date: 3/3/03 11:52:55 PM Central Standard Time
From: <A HREF="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">mkbowlin(a)iland.net</A>
To: <A HREF="mailto:MORANDOL-L@rootsweb.com">MORANDOL-L(a)rootsweb.com</A>
Sent from the Internet (Details)
The following are selected articles from a Newspaper titled, "The Higbee
was issued out of the town of Higbee, in Randolph County, Missouri from the
through 1953. The editors were W. H. Welch and his son H. Scott Welch. This
paper covered the Higbee area and also a great deal of
the northeastern part of Howard county. The copyright notice at the end of
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for interlibrary loan through the State Historical Society of Missouri, and a
copy is also on file at the Moberly Public Library,
generously donated by the Higbee Historical Society.
Thursday, 7 Oct 1926, Vol 40, No 23, Pg.2, Col 2&3--OUR HUNTSVILLE LETTER,
By W. T. Dameron--(Edited by compiler)--Met our old friend, John Pogue, on
the other day. Evidently John's honest mind must have been basking in the
or other days when we chased the fox in the "white oaks" west of Higbee and
Yates, as he greeted us with "how would you like to chase a fox today?"
Bully fine day
for the sport if I had a good horse and a pack of fox hounds, as of old, we
been more than 40 years since I was in a real old time fox chase, and more
than 50 years
since we commenced to follow such old time foxhounders as the late Capt. Geo.
Robert Smith, Alex Malone, Bill Dawson, and my old friend, John T. Dysart,
who is still
with us in the flesh in the same territory mentioned above. In fact some of
inspiring and "hairlifting" music that ever entered my ears was made by a
pack of 12 to
15 hounds chasing a fox with those old timers back in the early 70's.
Discussing some of those old time chases reminded Mr. Pogue
of the first time he ever saw Capt. Yates in a
fox chase--about the close of the Civil War. John was born in Sweet Owen
in 1854. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Pogue, with their children, came
county from Owen county in 1858. they came down the Ohio and up the
rivers to St. Louis by boat, and from there to Renick on the then North
With household goods and among other things they brought with them six
barrels of good
old Owen county whiskey for family use and to treat their new neighbors and
made acquaintances who called to welcome them to a home among them, as was
custom in that day. Just think of it, six barrels of pure whiskey for one
family, and not a
large family, either. The modern bootlegger would have a real picnic if he
something like that now. But that was nothing very striking back there in
days. Every family kept whiskey in their home, more or less, in that day,
strange was thought of it, and there were not as many "crazy" drunks then as
the full bloom of prohibition and home brew illicit stuff. Well, with the
family and the
six barrels of "new life," came too blooded Kentucky fox hounds, a male and
When the old foxhunter, Captain Yates, saw those two hounds, as the elder
on a hunt with him, the Captain said, "Milton, what are going to do with
those two cur
dogs? My hounds will lose them in a chase." I think they will keep up with
replied Mr. Pogue. "Old Boston" was Capt. Yates' favorite leader and trusty
in a chase,
and in reply to Mr. Pogue the Captain said, "Yes, like h--l they will."
"Well, they soon
had a fox going," said John, "and after a double or two it was seen that Old
trailing the two Kentucky hounds, and Captain Yates' feathers began to fall,
and he could
not yell to encourage his pack of runners, old Boston, in particular. After
about an hours'
chase Mr. Pogue's two hounds caught the fox in the road near the old Hale
Silver Creek north of Yates, and killed it some time before Mr. Yates' hounds
sight, as the Captain couldn't establish an alibi in the chase he was greatly
and Old Boston, like Dempsey, lost his crown. "Several months after the
Pogue's female hound gave birth to a litter of 14 pups," said John, "and Mr.
the first to speak for six of them. He got them, Uncle Bob Smith got two and
parties got four and we kept two. That was some litter of pups. Most of
them made fine
fox hounds, and were leaders in a chase."
Mr. Pogue's elder brother, James, enlisted in the Confederate army in the
part of 1861, and was a gallant soldier. He was a fine marksman and was a
"sharpshooter" in the army. He was wounded seven times in engagements before
killed in action in the bloody battle at Franklin, Tenn. He and Geo. N.
Moberly, were in the same company, were mess mates and fought side by side,
Ratliff received a wound in the arm at the same battled in which Mr. Pogue
Mr. Ratliff has often stated that he never saw a better shot nor braver
soldier than Jim
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Additions, corrections, comments welcome.
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 also have Mary Hill married to Tillma Kemper. I only have 1 child of theirs
(Brother Levi Kemper). Mary Hill was Robert Hill's #1 daughter I have born
Yes, I would appreciate any information you have on Tilmam and Mary Kemper.
I am also resarching W. H. Hill married Nancy J. Smith I have only 1 son I am
sure their are more. George W. Hill b. April 8, 1848. d. February 3, 1918
Owen County, Kentucky. George W. was a widower of 8 Children and pastor of
Stamping Ground Baptist Church 1904-12.
El Paso, TX
Dear Owen Listers,
Seeing the latest email about Kempers reminded me that one of the more influential families of the Kansas City, MO and KS areas are the Kempers. They are the philanthropists and social leaders, and own what used to be the largest bank in the area. It may yet be one of the largest.
One of the Kempers told me by mail that his family was from around Owen Co., KY. I also know that their bank grew from the purchase of a bank begun by Thomas M. Walker of Owen Co. around 1905. The Kempers claimed to know nothing about Tom Walker's bank, but "Moody's Banking" book plainly show the purchase.
I could be wrong but I got the notion that the Kansas City Kempers didn't want to know too much about their past.