I am still reading the micro film on the Bourbon Co Ky order books.
I wanted to ask what films are available; see below. I am wondering
how early the films cover and what sort of things are in the first
Bourbon County documents. Thanks for your earlier help. I think I was
the second member of this list and have saved everything that helps me
understand the Ruddles community and relats to the project I shall now
Thanks for your reporting from the Bourbon order books. Are these
One of my goals in recent years has been do miss work for a day or
two and go to Bourbon County to read the early records page by page. LDS
FHC is also distant but is open during hours I do not work.
My plan is to read thru the early records page by page because a
leading genealogist in Eddleman history says he finds info not mentioned
in indexes by reading page by page. I am interested in 1776 - 1813. My
main interest is David and Catherine Edelmann/Eddleman, also Catherine
Eddleman and John Burger after David Eddleman died in late 1779.
Aside from my genealogy interests, I even more interested in trying
to describe the community life around Ruddle 1777 - 1813. My own
background includes Agricultural history, forestry, and biology and my
family line from Ruddles 1778 remained in agriculture, near Ruddles fort
and mills until 1811, one son until 1812/13, and then they settled just
west of New Albany, Indiana, in 1812, then 30 miles further west where
we remain. When they bought their Indiana farms, the surrounding land
was still ownded by congress. About 1950, resident Eddlemans of those
Indiana homesteads told me of growing up on those 1845 farms and what
their parents told them about 1840-1900.
In the late 1930s, I was working on a farm nearby and I think our
plows, harvest methods, etc had changed little from from 1870 to 1940. I
learned to use some of the 'late 1800' tools on our farm or when I
helped neighbors. Therefore, I hope I am capable gleaning and
understanding the context of facts of agriculture back to Ruddles
1776/78 and then Abbott's Creek NC back to 1765.
I hope to write an agricultural history back to 1700. Except for
Indian worries, how to make a living farming was the main concern of the
men and women in my family from 1700 to 2000. I have been working on
this since 6th grade (1944), but I had in mind a history of our County.
Now I wish I had devoted full time to the agricultural aspect which I
was working on then also.
I began installing a small part of this online in 1997 at
I welcome comments and ideas from anyone on any aspect of my
Harold Eddleman Ph.D. Microbiology/Genetics mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
26 kilometer west of Louisville KY in Palmyra IN a rural farming area