Thursday, December 27, 2018

Webster County, Kentucky Obituaries 1895

When local newspapers are not available, sometimes we can find items of interest in the papers in larger towns of the area.   Obituaries are always of interest, especially between the 1880 and 1900 census records. The source of each obituary is found at the end of the entry. 

Providence, Ky, Jan. 12, 1895:  Liner Sims, resident of Providence, was waylaid and shot to death last night. Age 30, unmarried. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sun., 13 Jan 1895, p. 1]  James E. Green surrendered and confessed to killing of Liner Sims. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Wed., 16 Jan 1895, p. 1]

Providence, Ky, Feb. 12, 1895:  Clinton S. Cosby, of Dixon, died suddenly there yesterday of heart failure. Age 22, member of Christian church and Knights of Pythias. [Louisville Courier-Journal, Wed., 13 Feb 1895, p. 3]

Sebree, Ky, Jul 11, 1895:  L.D. Rust died at his home, 5 miles west of Nebo this morning. Age 69, resident of this city several years. Buried in the cemetery at Hanson. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sat., 13 Jul 1895, p . 1]

Sebree, Ky, Sept. 11, 1895:  Henry Mooney, aged citizen of Dixon, fell from a wagon and died this morning, a nail having pierced his heart in the fall. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sat., 14 Sept 1895, p. 2]

Louisville, Ky, Sept. 15, 1895:  Mrs. Laura Towery, wife of G.H. Towery, attorney of Dixon, Ky, died at the Norton Infirmary yesterday after undergoing a severe surgical operation. Mrs. E.H. Wyatt was the embalmer. [Louisville Courier-Journal, Sun., 15 Sept 1895, p. 2]

Sebree, Ky, Nov. 21, 1895:  Much Hatchett of Providence died this morning from effects of an overdose of mean whiskey imbibed in Madisonville. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sat., 23 Nov 1895, p. 1]

Published 27 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas !!

Published 24 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Letters to Santa Claus 1911

In December 1911, Letters to Santa Claus began to appear in the weekly Crittenden County, Kentucky newspaper, the Crittenden Record - Press. Below are letters written by children to their favorite red-clad friend.

14 December 1911
Dear Santa Clause [sic]:  I am a little girl 12 years old and I am so anxious for Xmas to come and I hope you will come and visit me before you get too tired, for I want so many things.  I want a nice doll and carriage, candy, apples, oranges, nuts and I would like to have a rain coat, but mama says I am asking too much but please don't forget my doll.  Oh!  Say, I wish I had some nice books. Well, I want so many things I will just let you decide. I will ring off. From your little friend, Verah Crider.

Dear Santa Clause:  I am a little girl 8 years old. I want you to please call at our place. I live at the foot of the Willson hill. I sure want a doll, candy, nuts and a lot of things, but I will be satisfied with what you want to bring me. Wishing you a merry Xmas, I am  your little friend.  Valna Crider.

21 December 1911
Mexico, Ky., Dec. 16.  Dear Santa Claus:   I am a little girl 5 years old and have light hair and blue eyes, I try to be good hope you will think of me, I would like to have a big doll and set of dishes, oranges, apples, bananas and all kinds of nuts and candy  I will go to bed early and shut my eyes tight, please come and don't forget my little sister and papa and mama. So I will close, from a little girl.   Ruth Bibb, Mexico, Ky.

Dear Santa Claus:  I am a little girl 9 years old and will be so glad when Xmas comes. If you don't give all of your presents away before you visit me, I want a doll, a pair of little scissors, candy, nuts, apples, oranges, and bananas. I like to read and you may bring me all of the good books you have to spare. I have a brother and a little sister and please don't forget them.  I will close, wishing you a merry Christmas.  Your little friend, Velma Fritts, Route 4, Marion, Ky.

Published 20 December 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

William A. Hayden 1826 - 1906

William A.
Oct. 19,
Oct. 15, 
Another side of the tombstone has symbols for his membership in the Masons and I.O.O.F. On the reverse is information on Sarah A., wife of W.A. Hayden, born Aug. 16, 1834. No death date is given.  The tombstone is in Salem Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky and was photographed 13 October 2018.

William A. Hayden married America Finch 1 December 1846 Christian County, Kentucky. [1]  Several sons were born to this couple: Robert M., born 5 July 1848, died 11 March 1890 and buried Salem Cemetery; [2] Dr. J.V. Hayden, born 21 May 1850, died 14 May 1930 and buried Salem Cemetery; [3] William O. Hayden, born 30 January 1850 Missouri, died 14 October 1927 and buried Salem Cemetery.[4]

William and America Hayden and their family were living in Pope County, Illinois in 1850.[5]  By 1860, the Hayden family had moved to Crittenden County, Kentucky.[6]

William A. Hayden's second marriage was to Sarah Ann Threlkeld on 30 November 1858 in Pope County, Illinois.[7] According to her death certificate,[8] Sarah Ann,  daughter of Thomas Threlkeld and Liddie Owen, was born in Crittenden County.  Sarah Ann outlived her husband by 17 years.

William A. Hayden's obituary[9]  gives quite a lot of information about his life. He was born in Trigg County, Kentucky and later moved to Salem. He had been a member of the Christian church for over 30 years and, at the time of his death was an Elder in the church. Prior to this he belonged to the Cumberland Presbyterian church.  He was survived by two sons, Dr. John Hayden and Mr. Octavus Hayden. The funeral service was in the Christian church and was conducted by the Rev. J.S. Rowe.  His remains were laid to rest in the Salem cemetery by the Masons.

[1] Kentucky County Marriages 1783-1965, Christian County 1846,
[2] Find A Grave Memorial #50594251, R.M. Hayden, Salem Cemetery, Salem, Kentucky.
[3] Kentucky Death Certificate #12182 (1930), J.V. Hayden died Jefferson County, Kentucky,
[4] Kentucky Death Certificate #23562 (1927), William O. Hayden died Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky,
[5] 1850 Pope County, Illinois, Roll M432_125, p. 268B, dwelling 290, family 290,
[6] 1860 Crittenden County, Kentucky West Half of the county, Roll M653_363, p. 313,
[7]  Judy Foreman Lee and Carolyn Cromeens Foss. Pope County, Illinois Marriage Books A-E 1813-1877, Vol. 1, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990), 63.
[8] Kentucky Death Certificate #18955 (1923), Sarah Ann Hayden, born 18 August 1834; died 17 June 1923,
[9] "One of Salem's Oldest Citizens Passes Away at His Home in Salem Monday Evening," Crittenden Record-Press (Marion, Kentucky), Fri., 19 October 1906, p. 1.

Published 18 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Thursday, December 13, 2018

John B. Signaigo - From Genoa to Smithland

During the mid-1800s, Smithland, Kentucky was a virtual melting pot of people born in foreign countries. The local population included people from Ireland, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Isle of Guernsey, Nova Scotia and other countries.

In December 1847, John B. Signaigo came to the United States from Genoa in the Kingdom of Sardinia and settled in Smithland.[1]  He first appears on the 1848 Livingston County tax list with 1 white male 21+ and one store valued at $400.  1850 Livingston County census shows the Signaigo family living in Smithland and John B. Signaigo's occupation was given as grocer.[2] Living with the family was James Zanone, who was also from Genoa and a grocer.

Signaigo leased part of lot #19 at the corner of Level and Water (Riverfront) Streets for his store. In August there was a tremendous storm which uprooted trees and  sank steamboats Dover and Caldonia at the wharf in Paducah. Considerable damage was also done to the Patterson House in Smithland.[3] As a result of the storm, the building housing Signaigo's grocery was partially destroyed. Samuel W.  Patterson, who owned the property, agreed to lease the lot to Signaigo for 10 years if Signaigo would erect a 2-story frame house and use and occupy the property himself. [4]

Shortly after settling in Smithland, Santinos, infant son of John B. and Frances Signaigo died and the next year, in 1849, their infant daughter, Mary, also died. Both are buried in Smithland Cemetery. They had at least three more children, all born in Smithland. They were Frank A., Elizabeth and Mary.

Santinos Signaigo
Infant son of J.B. & F.  
died 30 Apr 1848

Mary Signaigo
Infant daughter of J.B. & F.
died 14 July 1849

The Signaigo family last appears on the 1870 Livingston County census before moving to St. Louis, Missouri. It was there that John B. died in 1873[1] and Frances died in 1894.[2] They, along with their children, Frank A. Signaigo, Elizabeth Signaigo Collins, and Mary Signaigo, are all buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.

[1] Livingston Circuit Court Order Book M:504,  26 May 1849, Intention to become a citizen, John Signaigo.
[2] 1850 Livingston County census, Roll M432_210, p. 383B,
[3] "Storm on Saturday - Steamers Sunk," Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, Tennessee), Tues., 19 August 1851, p. 1,
[4]  Livingston County Deed Book 1:470, Samuel W. Patterson to John B. Signaigo, 26 August 1851.
[5]  Find A Grave Memorial #47212531, (, accessed 28 Nov 2018. John Baptiste Signaigo.
[6]  Find A Grave Memorial #47212514, (, accessed 28 Nov 2018, Frances Weyer Signaigo.

Published 13 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Francis M. Wood 1830 - 1876

Francis M. Wood
Feb. 22, 1830
Jan. 28, 1876
A loving husband  a father dear
A faithful friend lies buried here

Buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 24 October 2012.

Francis M. Wood was enumerated in the household of Josiah O . and Eliza Wood on the 1850 Smith County, Tennessee census. [1] By 1860, F.M., as well as his parents, had moved to Crittenden County.[2] It was in Crittenden County that F.M. Wood married Elizabeth Bristow on 14 April 1859.[3] Witnesses to the wedding ceremony were Presley Cruce and Dr. Anthony Hodge.

F.M. Wood was appointed administrator of the estate of his father, Josiah D. Wood,  on 14 August 1865.[4] 

[1] 1850 Smith County, TN census, N. of Cumberland and East of Caney Fork Rivers, Roll M432_896, p. 298, image 92,
[2] 1860 Crittenden County, KY census Roll M653_363, p. 436, F.M. Wood,
[3] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records Vol. 1  1842-1865 and Abstracts of Wills  Book 1  1842 - 1924, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990), 77.
[4] Crittenden County, KY Administrator Bond Book 1853-1865, p. 517.

Published 11 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Livingston County, Kentucky Naturalizations 1851

A person became a naturalized citizen of the United States after having first filed his intention to do so and disavowing all allegiance to a foreign power. In Kentucky, the intention was filed in county or circuit court and recorded in the court order books (court minutes).  The information in the declarations may vary, but usually includes the name of the person, when he filed his petition for naturalization, and to whom he formerly vowed allegiance. The following naturalization declarations are abstracted from Livingston Court Circuit Court Order Books L and M and Livingston County Court Order Book L. 

This day Michael Nefzgar personally appeared in Court & produced a certificate showing that he had on the 2d Monday & 14th day of October 1839 in the County Court of Allegany County, Maryland made declaration of his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and having declared on oath that he would support the Constitution of the United States & be true & faithful to the Commonwealth of Kentucky ... & renounces ... all allegiance to any foreign Prince, Potentate  State or Sovereignty whatever & particularly to the King of Byon [sic] Germany whereof he was a subject   And having produced Satisfactory evidence of his having always behaved as a man of good moral character & attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States ... Therefore the said Michael Nefzgar is  hereby admitted & declared to be a citizen of the United States. [Mon., 7 July 1851, County Court Order Book L, p. 26]

Lewis Gates made declaration for purpose of becoming a citizen of the U.S.   He was born 6 Jan 1820 in department of Marielle [sic] in Kingdom of France  that he left France in June 1842 and landed at Charleston, South Carolina on the 24th day of Aug 1842 and is now a subject of Louis Phillip King of France and has been since his birth  ... now being desirous to become a citizen of the U.S. renounces allegiance & fidelity to any & every foreign Prince, Potentate, State & Sovereignty ... particularly to Louis Phillip. [signed] Louis Gates.  [Livingston County Circuit Court Order Book L, p. 436,  19 September 1845] Lewis Guitch [sic] appeared in Court & produced a certificate showing he had on the 19th September 1845 in the Circuit Court of this county made the necessary declaration to become a citizen ... Lewis Gates, alias Guitch declared a citizen of the U.S. [Livingston County Court Order Book L, p. 28, 7 July 1851]

James Zanone, age about 32 years, about 6 feet high, blue eyes and of fair complexion, slightly marked with the small pox, an alien, came in Open Court and made the following declaration - Came to the United States on or about the 17th of July 1842 from Genoa in Sardinia and is bonafide his intention to become a citizen of the U.S. and renounce forever all allegiance to any foreign Prince, Potentate particularly Charles  Albert who was then and to Victor Emanuel now King of Sardinia. [signed] James Zanone. [Livingston County Circuit Court Order Book M, p. 503, 26 May 1849]  Zanone appeared in Court and produced a certificate showing his intention to become a citizen of the U.S. ... having produced satisfactory evidence of his having always behaved as a man of good moral character ... declared to be a citizen of the United States. [Livingston County Court Order Book L, p. 27, 7 July 1851]

John Signaigo, an alien, is about 41 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches high with dark hair & eyes & of dark complexion came into Court & upon his oath made declaration of his intention to become a citizen of the United States. He came to America on or about the [blank] day of December 1847[1] from Genoa in the Kingdom of Sardinia. [signed] John (X  his mark) Signaigo. [Livingston County Circuit Court Order Book M, p. 504, 26 May 1849] John Signaigo appeared in Court and produced a certificate showing that he had on the 26th day of May 1849 made declaration of his intention to become a citizen of the U.S. And having declared on oath that he would Support the Constitution of the U.S. and be faithful to the Commonwealth of Kentucky ... and he renounced allegiance & fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty and particularly to Chas. Albert who was & to Victor Emanuel who is now King of Sardinia ... declared to be a citizen of the United States. [Livingston County Court Order Book L, p. 27,  7 July 1851]

[1] Year is overwritten; could be 1827 instead of 1847.

Published 6 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sally Terry 1820 - 1869

Wife of
B.B. Terry
Jan. 25, 1820
May 14, 1869

Buried Hurricane Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 28 September 2018.

Blake B. Terry married Sarah Terry, widow, 9 January 1845 Crittenden County. The bondsman was Richard Elson.  [1]

Sarah's first marriage was to Henry C. Terry on 22 March 1838 in Livingston County, Kentucky. Giving permission for the license to be  issued were John Terry, father of the bridegroom,  and Richard Elson, father of the bride.[2]  In 1847, Blake B. Terry was appointed guardian for Amanda C. Terry, infant  heir of Henry Terry dec'd.[3]

B.B. and Sarah Terry, along with children Amanda C., Mary A., Gustavus A., James T., Mary H. and Zachery Terry, are found on the 1850 Crittenden County census.[4]

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records, Vol. 1  1842-1865, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990), 9.
[2] Joyce M. Woodyard. Livingston County, Kentucky Marriage Records Vol. 1 (Oct 1799-July 1839),(Smithland, KY: n.p., 1992), 157.
[3] Crittenden County, Kentucky Court Order Book 1:149, 14 September 1847.
[4] 1850 Crittenden County, Kentucky census, Dist. 1, Roll M432_197, p. 214B, image 243,

Published 4 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Thursday, November 29, 2018

John H. and Jane E. Nimmo

At Rest
Jane E.
Wife of
J.H. Nimmo
1867 - 1937

Oct. 21, 1866
Oct. 30, 1922

Buried Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 19 July 2018. Note the WOW [Woodmen of the World] symbol above J.H. Nimmo's name.

The Nimmo family lived in Benton, Marshall County, Kentucky in 1900[1] and, shortly thereafter, moved to Marion, where J.H. Nimmo was an agent for the Watkins Medicine Company.[2]

According to the 1900 Marshall County and 1920 Crittenden County census[3]  records, John H. Nimmo and Jane E.  had the following children: William C., Rubenach, John R. and Joe E. Nimmo.  Miss Rubenach Nimmo was born 15 April 1894 and died 20 July 1910 in Marion. The funeral service was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nimmo. She is buried in Mapleview Cemetery.

According to her death certificate, Jane Nimmo was born 15 June 1867 Trigg County, Kentucky and died 13 January 1937 Crittenden County. Her name is given as Mary Jane Nimmo on her death certificate. Her father's name was -- Fergerson and her mother's name was unknown. The informant listed on her death certificate was W.C. Nimmo of Columbus, Ohio.[4]

John H. Nimmo unsuccessfully ran for office as the Crittenden County Sheriff in the primary of 1913, but lost to Gid Taylor. [5] In September of 1916, Nimmo took office as a member of the City Council.  [6] 

[1] 1900 Marshall County, Kentucky Census, E.D. 107, p. 17, John H. Nimmo family,
[2] Advertisement, Crittenden Record-Press, Thurs., 2 June 1910, Second Edition, p. 7.
[3] 1920 Crittenden County Census, Marion Dist. 1, Roll T625_562, p. 1A, E.D. 52, John H. Nimmo family,
[4] Kentucky Death Record (Delayed) #10198, Mary Jane Nimmo,
[5] Crittenden Record-Press, Thurs., 7 August 1913, p. 1.
[6] Crittenden Record-Press, Thurs., 14 September 1916, p. 1.

Published 29 November 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary Cameron Crockett

Mary Cameron Crockett
Dau. of
Richard & Ann Mary Stites
July 3, 1864
June 26, 1955

Buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 19 April 2014.

Mary Cameron "Cammie" Stites was the daughter of Richard Stites, born 3 August 1832 and who married  Ann Mary [sic] Hopkins, who was born 17 October 1837.[1]   In the notice of her death, Mary Ann Stites, age 98, was described as "a great niece of Gen. Samuel Hopkins Jones, aide-de-camp of George Washington and surveyor who laid out Henderson."[2]

In 1887, Mary Cameron Stites married Ingram Crockett, former banker of Henderson and a son of a pioneer lawyer and orator of Henderson County.[3]

"Cammie" Stites Crockett died at Methodist Hospital in Henderson at the age of 90.[4] She was survived by sons, James Crockett of Massachusetts and Richard of California; daughter, Mrs. John Deedes of South Rhodesia, Africa; brothers, Hamilton Stites of California and Richard Stites of Henderson. [5]

[1] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000,, citing The Sterling Genealogy, Vol. 2: William Sterling of Haverhill, Massachusetts, accessed 18 October 2018.
[2] "Descendant of Aide to Washington Dies," Evansville Press, (Evansville, Indiana) 17 July 1936, p. 2.
[3] "Poet-Banker Missing - Found," Evansville Courier, (Evansville, Indiana) 11 March 1914, p. 1.
[4] Kentucky Certificate of Death #55-11530, Cameron Stites Crockett, died 26 June 1955,
[5] Deaths, Evansville Courier, (Evansville, Indiana), 27 June 1955, p. 4.

Published 27 Nov 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published 22 November 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas Hunter

Lexington, Ky
April 15, 1811
Princeton, Ky
Aug. 24, 1894

Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 2017.

Thomas Hunter married Miss Lucy Ann Rochester 23 February 1834 in Caldwell County. Her father, Nathaniel Rochester, gave permission for a marriage license to be issued.[1]  Shortly following the death of his wife, Thomas Hunter married Jane R. Crabb in Garrard County, Kentucky. [2]

An announcement of Thomas Hunter's death appeared in the 4 September 1894 issue of the Hopkinsville Kentuckian:    "Hunter - Mr. Thomas Hunter, the oldest citizen of Princeton, died on the 27 [sic] ult. He was 84 years old."[3]

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1833-1853, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1997), 9.
[2] Kentucky County Marriage Records 1783-1965, Garrard County, Kentucky, Thomas Hunter and Jane R. Crabb 21 September 1842.
[3] Deaths, Hopkinsville Kentuckian, 4 September 1894,, image 3.

Published 20 Nov 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Livingston County, Kentucky Guardians 1874-1875

A guardian was appointed when a person was unable to act for himself or was a minor (under the age of 21 years). The parents may or may not have been living. At the age of 14, a minor could choose his own guardian with the court's approval. If under the age of 14, the county court appointed the guardian.  In 1874 - 1875 the appointment of a guardian was recorded in the county court order books (minutes) as well as in a separate guardian bond book. The following information has been abstracted from Livingston County, Kentucky Guardian Bond Book C (1863-1878) and County Court Order Books N and O. The notation is brackets refers to the county court order book and the page number. For example, N:414-415 refers to county court order book N, pages 414-415.

Charles Ross and Minnie Ross, both over age 14 and the infant heirs of C.C. Ross dec'd, selected B.J. Ross Jr. as their guardian.  5 Jan 1874.  [N:414-415]

Alexander M. Robertson and Mary Ann Robertson, each over age 14 and infant heirs of William T. Robertson dec'd, chose William H . Mitchell as their guardian.  24 Jan 1874.  [N:420-421]

William H. Mitchell appointed guardian of Nancy Jane Robertson, James Huey Robertson, Isaac Thomas Robertson, Messie Lucinda Robertson and Ann Robertson, each being under age 14 and infant heirs of William T. Robertson dec'd.  24 Jan 1874.  [N:421]

W.F. Ross, over age 14 and infant son of C.C. Ross dec'd, selected B.J. Ross Jr. as his guardian.  2 Mar 1874.  [N:422]

George M. Bush, over age 14 and infant son of R.R. Bush, selected John W. Bush as his guardian.  7 Apr 1874.  [N:443]

Solomon Littlefield appointed guardian of Almeda Coffield (of color), under age 14 and infant heir of Alexander Coffield dec'd (of color).  14 Jul 1874.  [N:469]

Mattie Leffler, over age14 and infant heir of J.S. Leffler, chose W.N. Leffler as her guardian.  7 Aug 1874.  [N:470]

Modenia E. Donakey, infant heir of M.W. Donakey, selected Vincent U. Donakey as her guardian.  7 Aug 1874.  [N:471]

John W. Ray appointed guardian of Malinda B. May, infant heir of J.J. May dec'd.  7 Sep 1874.  [N:474]

John W. Ray appointed guardian of Vinsey D. May, infant heir of J.J. May dec'd.  7 Sep 1874.  [N:474]

John Henry May, over age 14 and heir of J.J. May, selected R.H. May as his guardian.  7 Sep 1874.  [N:474]

Margaret J. Knight, over age 14 and infant heir of Clinton Knight dec'd, selected Geo. R. Bibb as her guardian.  9 Sep 1874.  [N:486]

Mary Coffield, over age 14 and infant heir of Spiere Coffield dec'd chose J.E. Parmley as her guardian.  19 Oct 1874.  [N:501

Charles Glasscock, over age 14, chose R.J. Robinson as his guardian  10 Feb 1875.  [N:534]

Mrs. E.L. Slesser (late Thompson), guardian for Robt. Thomas and Jessie Thompson, infant heirs of Theodore Thompson dec'd, filed her resignation and Albert W. Slesser was appointed guardian to Jesse Thompson, infant daughter of Theodore Thompson.  3 May 1875.  [N:553]

John W. Cotilla, George R. Cotilla, Thomas H. Cotilla and Saml. L. Cotilla, each being over age 14, selected their brother, William Cotilla, as their guardian.  3 May 1875.  [N:556]

M.A. Bolen, over age 14, heir of A.J. Bolen dec'd, selected T.L. Hopper as her guardian, former guardian, Thomas Jones, resigning.  3 May 1875.  [N:556]

Elijah Doom appointed guardian of his son, Willie Antony Doom.  5 May 1875.  [N:559]

M.A. LaRue appointed guardian of Sallie B. Samples and Mary C. Samples.  10 Aug 1875.  [O:36]

John W. Ray appointed guardian of Mary Elizabeth Fresh, infant heir of G.H. Fresh.  1 Nov 1875.  [O:65]

Wiley B. Williams and Norah M. Williams selected O.T. Williams as their guardian. 9 Nov 1875.  [O:72]

M.W. LaRue appointed guardian of Sallie B. Samples, Sophia B. Samples and Jas. E. Samples, heirs of James E. Samples. 10 Nov 1875.  [O:72]

William A. Hurley appointed guardian of Mary J. Lindsey, infant heir of James Lindsey dec'd.  27 Dec 1875.  [O:84]

Published 15 Nov 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - Dolly Walker

George Ann Walker
Dec. 13, 1848
Jan. 12, 1934

Buried Repton Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 14 March 2018.

George Ann Burton married Daniel B. Walker 12 April 1864 in Crittenden County.[1] They first appear together on the 1870 Crittenden County census with two young children, M.C. and H.D. Walker. [2] By 1920, Dolly Walker was living in Mississippi County, Missouri in the home of her son, John D. Walker.[3]

Dolly Walker's death notice states she was living in East Prairie, Missouri at the time of death. She was born and reared in  Crittenden County. Her two sons, John and Charlie Walker, accompanied her body back to Crittenden County for burial.[4]

According to her death certificate, Dolly Walker was born in Simpson County, Kentucky and was a widow at the time of her death.[5]  Her husband, Daniel Black Walker, was born 28 May 1839, died 31 August 1884 and is also buried at Repton Cemetery.[6]

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records Vol. 1  18 42-1865 and Abstracts of Wills Book 1  1842-1924, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990) 104.
[2] 1870 Crittenden County, Kentucky census, Marion, Roll M 593_457, p. 335A,
[3] 1920 Mississippi County, Missouri Census, St. James, Roll T625_932, p. 10B, E.D. 110,
[4] "Mrs. Dollie Walker Buried at Repton," Crittenden Press, 19 January 1934.
[5] Missouri Death Certificate #3,  St. James Township, Mississippi County, George Ann Walker, residence East Prairie, Mo, informant Charlie Walker of East Prairie.
[6] Find A Grave Memorial #62272371, Daniel Black Walker.

Published 13 November 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,