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Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 18:01:06 EDT
Subject: Re: Ruddell & Martin Stations Historical Assoc.
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Today I can see a noticable improvement...yesterday I thought it would have
been a blessing if the doctor had cut my head clear OFF...still cant swallow
well but CAN talk now....very improtant to us females....
Jim is doign well and as sweet as ever.
I am sorry to hear Allen is having health problems...we saw him at Kentucky
bookfair last Nov and he looked well.
Thanks for your encouragement
Dodd and Don,
I do read the list-a little late this week since I've been at the Palatine
conference in Illinois. But any info on my mother's line (Joseph Essick) is
always welcome. Please send it along to Diana Moore catlvrbbw(a)aol.com.
By the way, Thanks to all who helped organize this year's reunion. This was
my first one and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pictures are developed-and
maybe in the next month or two I will get them up on a web site.
> Dodd: Didn't save it either maybe some out there did.
> > Dear Mr. Lee:
> > I could use a little help here. Sometime in the last few days, all of us
> > got an e-mail from a person who was looking for info on Casper Brown and
> > brother-in-law named Joseph Essick (sp.?).
> > Well, I got lucky at the library today and found some info only to come
> > home and discover that I had deleted the original e-mail. If you still
> > have this person's e-mail on file and could forward it to me, I would
> > appreciate it.
> > Thanks.
> > With respect,
> > Dodd Brown
Greetings to all:
Trying to find out the Ruddell Descendants or family who attended RAMSHA
Gathering 2001. If you attended please contact Charles Byer at Email <A HREF="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">
Greetings to all:
Rec this Email request from Dodd Brown for info. Perhaps someone out
there could help him.
Dodd: Didn't save it either maybe some out there did.
> Dear Mr. Lee:
> I could use a little help here. Sometime in the last few days, all of us
> got an e-mail from a person who was looking for info on Casper Brown and a
> brother-in-law named Joseph Essick (sp.?).
> Well, I got lucky at the library today and found some info only to come
> home and discover that I had deleted the original e-mail. If you still
> have this person's e-mail on file and could forward it to me, I would
> appreciate it.
> With respect,
> Dodd Brown
Greetings to all:
Recieved this on June 26th from Allan Eckert. Thought you might be
interested in Allan's interest in us. Hope his health holds up and he can be
with us next year. Wouldn't that be exciting.
Many thanks for your e-mail and your very kind invitation to attend
the 2003 reunion next June 28 at Cynthiana.
It would be nice if I could say yes, but I cannot -- at least not at
this time. My health has been rather poor in recent moths and I have had to
cancel appearances and books signings. If it improves over the next months,
perhaps my attendance could be a possibility
Why not query me again about it along about next March or April and,
assuming I'm still around, perhaps I will have improved enough to be able to
I do appreciate your keeping me in mind, however. My best regards to
...and, of course, to you.
Allan W. Eckert
Another email address confirmation. The above address, tslindley(a)aol.com, is
still good. I think I havent introduced myself to the list before, even
though Ive been on it since 1999 or so. My middle name is relevant to the
list, so Ill give my name in full: William Breckenridge Lindley. I began
research on the Breckenridge family in the early 1950s. By the early 1960s I
had learned that I was descended, not from the Famous Family that goes from
Alexander Breckenridge the immigrant to John Cabell Breckinridge,
Vice-President under the Confederacy, to Bunny Breckinridge, a northern
California character, but from a different Breckenridge family, both families
living in (different parts of) Bourbon County, Kentucky around 1810, this
fact generating much confusion on my part. This other family includes James
Brackenridge, who settled in Bourbon Co. about 1792 and his probable brother,
Hugh Henry Brackenridge of Pittsburgh, Pa., both sons of John Brackenridge,
who came with his family from Campbeltown, Scotland to Pennsylvania around
1753 or so. I learned also, once I found the Draper manuscripts in 1963, that
James Brackenridges wife was Jane Mahan, one of the Martins Fort prisoners.
She was daughter of Patrick Mahan and his wife Isabella; the entire family
was captured and taken to Detroit and thence to Montreal. Janes sister, Mrs.
Wilson of Woodford Co., Ky., also supplied an account of the capture that is
in the Draper papers. And then I quit working on it.
Around 1995, Bonnie Breckenridge Cogan got in touch with me, and I found out
that the last possible lead to living cousins with the Breckenridge name was
indeed strong and not a dead end as I had feared. Bonnie and I exchanged a
lot of information; her brother Terry has often posted to the Ruddlesfort
list. Their dad is my fourth cousin. They got me on the list, and through the
list I ran into Carolyn Kent, a descendant of Thomas Mahan, brother of my
Jane. With the prisoner list, which I did not have in the 1960s, my noggin as
I went through my old papers, and Carolyns hard and fast research work, we
cracked the identity of Mrs. Wilson in January 2000. She was Elizabeth Mahan,
elder sister of Jane, who married Arthur McNicol in 1788; he died, and
Elizabeth married Henry Wilson Sr. in 1796. After Mr. Wilson died, she ended
up in Woodford County and gave her account to the Rev. Shane when he passed
Im still not active in genealogy. Things happen, though, that keep my
interest up, and the horror story of my ancestors capture and forced
transport in 1780 is very impressive. The accounts given to the Rev. Shane
show my gr-gr-gr-grandmother Jane to be bitter and unforgiving, while her
sister Elizabeth, whose life may have been harder, seems to have had a
peppier, more positive spirit. Thanks again to the Rev. Shane (1841) and to
the Ruddlesfort list (now). Hope the 2002 get-together went well.
William B. Lindley
email is the same. I descend from Capt. Isaac Ruddell
through his son Stephen who was captured by the
indians for so long.
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My name is Bill Duchie (DUWIONLANW(a)aol.com). It is my wife Charlene (Willis)
Duchie who is related to the Ruddells. Stephen A. (dob September 19, 1768)
was her 4X great-grandfather. The line continued through Stephen D and
Winneford Kelly; Catherine RUDDELL and Hiram Augustus BALCH; Winnifrid BALCH
and Guy Shotwell; Edith Shotwell and James O'Neil and finally Cleora O'Neil
and Charles Willis.
We have yet to participate in one of the reunions at the Fort but plan to do
so next year.
Can you let all Spears,Warth, and Burger descendants That Fred Bobier and I
have found the Spears Cememtery on Leesburg Pike,
Any interested please let me know.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 6:03 AM
Subject: RUDDLESFORT-D Digest V02 #17
Great News. I watched Nancy and her Archaeological Team working at
The Ruddell Site today. They have located the exact location of the fort and
we have artifacts!!!. They have found a number of Cut nails, pewter buttons
and lead rifle balls. Wow! Nancy will be at our Gathering tomorrow at the
Fairgrounds and will give us a report on her findings. If you can make it, be
there. It was exciting. Nancy has a smile from ear to ear.
Hello All -
Have never had the opportunity to participate in the reunion -
it's a long way for me (I'm up in New York). I am also a
descendant of Georg Goodnight, but through Michael to Matilda.
I found the information very interesting about the HMS Ontario
since I am on 25 minutes from Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY.
Christian, when will you be doing this aerial search?
Laura J. Kelahan, President
Niagara County Genealogical Society
215 Niagara Street
Lockport, NY 14094
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My address is unchanged. I am the great, great, great, great niece of
Capt. Isaac Ruddell. My ancestors were Isaac's brother, Stephen, and
Stephen's wife Mary (Bird) Ruddell.
Mary (Ruddell) Zollman
I'm James Porter,
Descendant of Samuel Porter and Elizabeth Dunkin also Cpt. John Dunkin and
Eleanor Sharp and other not at these Forts, James Laughlin and Mary Jane
Dunkin and John Laughlin, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Price.
I'm still at the same email: jbalef(a)aol.com and wish I could be there but the
distance is too great and the cost after my accident makes it a luxury to go
to the Dairy Queen :~). I descend from John Dulin/Doolin, etc and Mary
Ford/Faure who were at Martins and went to Detroit and I suspect on to
Montreal. Why there is no record for them is a puzzlement because the Faure
brother is well documented and the family intermarried with just about
everyone on the list. Maybe one day I'll find out their migration. I'm sure
he was in salt and lead busn. with the Bryans and Boones because they were
neighbors/intermarried. No idea as to his parents but suspect his brothers
were Edward and Daniel, with an uncle or father named John also.
Have a great time and if anyone goes to the old Cynthiana cemetery with a
camera and finds the Kirkpatricks, they're my direct line also........Judith
back again, ron pursley--rpursl(a)excite.com
ruddlesfort ancestor John Geo Pursley..
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