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from what I have found so far:
James Adaline (Ruddell ) Watkins died Nov. 13, 1901 in Nicholas Co.Ky,
buried at Ellisville Ky.
She was married to Sanford Watkins, dom't know when or where.
another lady Micki Burger thinks maybe this is the line.
Adaline or Jimmie as she is listed on her husbands death certificate in 1942,
was the dau. of George W. and Sarah (Boen) Ruddell- this Geo.W. died1913,
Bates co.Mo. His parents is Geo.W and Margaret Funston Ruddell, and this G
W died in Nicholas co. Ky 1851.
This Geo W is the one in draper that said his grandfather was a brother to
So by process of elimation, of John Ruddell the 1st children it is a good
maybe it was his son George who died in Bo. co.Ky. 1805 could be the
the Nicholas co. Geo is talking about. I have been to the court house in
Paris and did not find anything on this Geo. Susan
I just want to be up front with all, I am not a descendant of the Ruddells,
but a cousin in-law to one I am trying to help prove his line. I have been
grateful for all who have answered, I will gladly share his line iof it is
Well, how was the reunion? I wish I could have made it this year maybe next
time. I hope everyone had a great time.
I need a favor from one of the atendees this years. Could someone who
attended the reunion write an article about this year's reunion for the next
Ruddlesforter. I plan on putting out the next issue as soon as I get the
article. And, if you have pictures please post them so we can see what went
one. Thanks a bunch.
The next Ruddlesforter will be packed with information about the Conway
family. So if you have something to add please send it in.
Can anyone tell me where the Harrison County RECC Grounds are
located in Cynthiana? I would like to know where our gathering place
will be BEFORE I leave here today (Friday) for Kentucky, so if anyone
can provide me with an address I would certainly appreciate the
I wanted to make it clear that this does not effect the planned
program on Saturday. The only thing that has been cancelled is
the proposed camping Friday night.
Also, I encourage you if you have 18th century garb to wear it!
I will be there in my hunting shirt, leggings, mocs and with my
See you all Saturday!
Due to illness (planning problems) and a lack of response,
Don and I have decided to cancel the camping for this year.
We had some interest last year, but I have had no one tell
me that they were planning on trying to camp this year.
If you are still interested, see me Saturday and let's see if
we can work something out for next year! I am willing to camp,
but things just didn't come together this year.
P.S. Don, let's put that on the agenda.
Number one: make contact with fellow Mahan descendants at the event (or
whatever your family is if you're not a Mahan descendant; I don't remember
right now). There will be a genealogy table if I remember right. Get names,
addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.! And have a ball.
Glad to hear you are coming! I would recommend you visit Keeneland
(if you like pretty horse tracks), the castle (a couple miles
towards Versailles - both are near the airport), Blue Licks
battle site & Boonesborough. (I'll try to think of more.)
As far as camping, what kind of camping? Some of us are planning
on primitive camping at the Ruddles Station site. Will you have
equipment for that?
P.S. Don - looks like my business trip is cancelled. At this
time I am planning on being there on Friday night to camp.
We need to tell people where and when to meet/camp. How are
things going concerning porta-potty, firewood, water, etc.?
If you (or anyone else!) has access to any extra tents,
shelters, that might be very useful!
>Dear RAMSHA Group:
>My husband & I are coming to the reunion. We have no idea what to
>expect. We fly into Lexington and get a rental car. We come in on a
>redeye flight late Thursday night. If the opportunity is there, we
>would probably plan on camping somewhere the whole time I suppose. We
>return back to SLC on Sunday.
>Any ideas as to things to do and see to make the best use of our time.
> Of course we are interested in things historical since that is the
>purpose of our trip. Looking forward to any feedback from you and
>also your ideas. Perhaps we can meet in Kentucky. I am particularly
>excited about the possible chance to see the site of the fort if we
>get to do that.
> ---Sheila G.
Dear RAMSHA Group:
My husband & I are coming to the reunion. We have no idea what to
expect. We fly into Lexington and get a rental car. We come in on a
redeye flight late Thursday night. If the opportunity is there, we
would probably plan on camping somewhere the whole time I suppose. We
return back to SLC on Sunday.
Any ideas as to things to do and see to make the best use of our time.
Of course we are interested in things historical since that is the
purpose of our trip. Looking forward to any feedback from you and
also your ideas. Perhaps we can meet in Kentucky. I am particularly
excited about the possible chance to see the site of the fort if we
get to do that.
Greetings to all:
Please welcome new member Phyllis Erickson to the Ruddell & Martin
Station Historical Association Family. Phyllis resides in Canon City,
Colorado. Take time to send her a big RAMSHA email welcome. Her Email address
is: pjeric(a)ris.net. She writes she is a descendant of John and Rachel
Van Hook Loveless,
Benjamin W. and Elizabeth Chism Loveless, Isaac Newton and Mariah L. Pauley
William Arthur and Minnie A. Reed Loveless,Lyman Gilvie and Oneta B. Loveless
Robert E. And Phyllis J.(Baker) Benge Erickson.
Welcome Phyllis, it is my pleasure to welcome you to your association and
this is your organization please feel free to take part.
618 Buckeye Hillls Rd.
Falmouth, KY 41040
Greetings to all:
Civilization has finally reached my mountain top. The mail man has
traded in his mule for a Honda. I now have a new address complete with a
house number and street name. So, please change your address books to:
Ruddell & Martin Stations Historical Assoc.
618 Buckeye Hills Road
Falmouth, KY 41040
Same house, just a new address to conform the our new 911 system.
Today I (thought) I had back up a bunch of files and purged off my
hard drive, including the recycle bin! Sadly, I ended up losing just
about everything I have done this past month!
Since I have already established contact with many of you, please know
I no longer have any of that information. Perhaps you could drop me a
line once again and I can go from there. I live in Utah and go the
main LDS library frequently. Again, I would be most happy to help any
of you with research.
>From Nancy O'Malley
I am glad we could work this out; I felt bad when I thought I would not be
available. I would like to bring another archaeologist, David McBride, with
me if you are planning on visiting the fort sites. He is involved in a
project to locate using GPS instrumentation important Revolutionary War
battle sites for the National Park Service. He will not be taking the
readings on the 23rd but wanted to scope out the sites ahead of time.
Martin's and Ruddell's are two of eleven sites in Kentucky that have been
identified as significant under the American Battlefield Protection Act. Can
you send me a schedule along with the map? And what kind of focus would you
like me to take? I can bring artifacts from some other sites I have excavated
to show--also how long do you want me to speak? My preference would be to
place Martin's and Ruddell's in a broader context--as station sites serving
both a defensive and residential need that was transitory yet vital at the
time, as well the impact that their destruction had on the war effort in the
West. Then I can touch on what artifacts tell us about what people had in
their possession and what that says about their daily lives.
I sent this earlier but for some reason it did not transmit well, Don
Attached a correspondence with Nancy O'Malley, our keynote speaker for
Gathering 2001. I think this will be one of our better Reunions. Last year
was a great reunion and I wondered how we could top it. I think we have found
a way with Nancy. She knows more about Stations like Ruddell & Martins than
any one alive. She wrote the book on it. Here are her credentials
W. S. Webb Museum of Anthropology
and Office of State Archaeology
211 Lafferty Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
I have given much thought to your program and it seems to me you know
what you will be talking about and would know the best setting for your talk.
We can give you as much time as you need, also we can do you program at the
picnic site at RECC or we can do the program on the fort sites, Whichever
would be most effective. We have a portable PA system that can be setup on
the forts sites. We could do a portion at the picnic site and a portion on
Forts sites. Think on it and let me know what you would like. You are our
keynote speaker and we are very flexible.
I am not sure we have a map, as far as a schedule we will set our
schedule to meet your needs. As far as focus, you can set the kind of focus
that suits you best. Artifacts would be great. As far as length of time you
take as much time as you need. I have heard you speak and I am sure it will
be very exciting. I like your preference to place Martin's and Ruddell's in a
broader context--as station sites serving both a defensive and residential
need that was transitory yet vital at the time, as well the impact that their
destruction had on the war effort in the West. You said you could speak on
what artifacts tell us about what people had in their possession and what
that says about their daily lives. That is a a good approach. Handle it as
you would want to and we will try to be a good audience.
I am very excited and eager to hear what you have to say.
I talked to Martha Pelfrey and Dr. Frank Steele from NKU today and
told them you would be speaking. They thought it would excellent and they
will be there.
Got any more question let me know. I will ask Bob Francis, our archives
Chairman about the Map.
Note: Bob is there a map?
Greetings to all:
Please make welcome to the Ruddell & Martin Stations Family new member
Annette Lale who resides in Jonesboro, Ark. Her Email address is:
Take the time to send her a big RAMSHA welcome. Her spouse Paul Edward
Lale is a descendant of Henry Lale/Lail of the Arkansas line