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Thanks to those of you that have tried to help.
I should have mentioned two things:
(1) I do have the book about the Peters family written by James Peters
of those who originated from Scott Co., VA
(2) My William Peters lived in Owsley Co. according to the 1880 Census.
The rest of the time I find him in Clay Co.
I am hoping to find a story passed along out of the past about my Mary
Peters. Her maiden name was Peters, so I am not sure if she married a
man named Peters or if she never married. She is listed alone in the
1840 Clay Co Census which is around the time when she had her children
who were born in KY. Mary ALSO had several children born in VA before she
traveled over ... which leads me to wonder! It is possible her husband
died after they got to KY, which is why he wasn't listed in 1840 I guess.
To make it more interesting, Mary Peters was listed with a man named
Wesley Cook in the 1850 Clay Co census. Wesley is found in 1840
census, but separate from Mary on the census. He is also living with
her in 1860. I would be guessing he is her common law husband at that
point. So I can only speculate if he would come over to visit in the
evening prior to moving in and could be my 3rd great grandfather.
Anyway, any ideas on how common it was for women to not marry and have
children out of wedlock?
Anyone else run into anything peculiar like this? How do you try to
figure it out?
Hello, I am new to the group.
Wondering if anyone out there is researching any Peters of either Owsley
or Clay County? My great-great grandfather was William Peters, born c.
1842 in Clay Co. Married to Paralee Durham in 1868.
He was a son of Mary Peters of Scott Co., VA -- husband unknown. I
have LOTS of questions and theories on this and would love to find
another Peters researcher out there.
Stephanie Peters Russo
I'm trying to find information on an Enoch BYRD/BIRD, who in the 1860
Hancock County Census was 27 and married to Elizabeth 24. There were 2
children listed, Sol and James. Elizabeth and the boys are my BYRD line but
I know nowthing about this Enoch, and I have not been able to find him
anywhere else. Thought they might have migrated to Owsley at some point
with some of my other BYRD family.
Would appreciste any help in this search.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 9:00 AM
Subject: KYOWSLEY-D Digest V01 #25
In a message dated 03/17/2001 3:52:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Subj: Willis Sandlin
Date: 03/17/2001 3:52:47 PM Eastern Standard Time
Can anyone tell me if the Willis Sandlin, whose pension records appear on
Owsley Co page, is William Sandlin, b 1845, s/o James Sandlin and Zilpha
I think the above Willis Sandlin is listed in my book, MFK, as the
grandson of James & Zilpha. His parents are Lewis Sandlin b. 1824 Clay Co.,
KY and wife Nancy Abner. Willis married Martha Peters. Their grandson Edward
Sandlin, s/o Elijah, married my great aunt, Minnie Smith. Minnie's sister, my
Grandma Betsy, also married an Ed Sandlin.
The Ed Sandlin brother in laws always said that they were not related but
my research shows them to be 4th cousins. My grandfather Ed was a
great-grandson of James & Zilpha Baker Sandlin.
My Sandlins are mother Mae Sandlin d/o Ed s/o John s/o James s/o James
s/o Lewis s/o William s/o John s/o possibly James.
I have a lot on these families in my book, "Morris Fork KY" (MFK). Who
are your family?
Booneville is 700 feet above sea level. Most of the hill tops are
1200-1500 feet above sea level or 300-500 feet above the nearby valley
Robert L. Smith
> From: FamileeMom(a)aol.com
> To: KYOWSLEY-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Altitude
> Date: Saturday, March 17, 2001 3:27 PM
> I understand that muchof Eastern Ky is in the mountains. I would like to
> know what the altitude is in Owsley Co. Thanks, Nancy Brown
According to Robert Rennick's book *Kentucky Place Names*,
"This po at the mouth of Stringtown Branch of Indian Creek, 5.5 mi se of
Booneville, was est as Floyd on Sept 13, 1901. It was named by Joseph
Baker, its first pm, for his son. In 1905 Harvey Rice, the local
storekeeper, renamed the office Ricetown for himself and had his wife Mary
appointed pm. The community served by this po is now locally called Indian
Creek for the stream, which flows into the South Fork of the Kentucky R
some 5 mi nw."
Rennick's source was Fred Gabbard in 1977.
> From: Diana Wells <harlan(a)ccrtc.com>
> To: KYOWSLEY-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Ricetown Query
> Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 11:07 AM
> I would like to know if anyone has a history of Ricetown? I would like
> get a copy or know the origins of this town in Owsley county.
> Any help would be appreciated. Thank you..
> Diana Wells
Seeking any information on James Williams that married Lucinda Abner--where are they buried? any info on their children:
Lewis Williams, Matilda, Polley, Eliza/Elizabeth, John, Enoch?
Any help appreciated