Memorial Day Thoughts: Lewis Casada – Union Soldier

Lewis Casada (also spelled Cassada) is one of my paternal 2nd great- grandfathers from Wayne County, Kentucky. He fought for the Union (12th Regimented Kentucky Infantry) in the Civil War. He is not the only direct ancestor of mine to fight in that war, but the only one to have died in military service. He … Continue reading Memorial Day Thoughts: Lewis Casada – Union Soldier

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George Hobe Greenwell (1887-1918) : A Short, Difficult Life in Louisville KY

George Hobe Greenwell was a paternal great-uncle of my husband. From the evidence I have been able to gather from public records, he appears to have experienced hardship and disappointment in life, although there is nothing I have found that would support this conclusion I have come to on my own. George has always been … Continue reading George Hobe Greenwell (1887-1918) : A Short, Difficult Life in Louisville KY

1807 Permission to Marry: Rebecca Roberts and Stephen Loveall

Notis is hear given to Let you no that these __?__ is to in form you that I Dosha Roberts Am willing to give my daughter beckky <?> to Steven Loveall given under my hand this 7 day of December 1807. This document was scanned by PDGreenwell on Jun 21, 2014, 9.30 AM at Wayne County … Continue reading 1807 Permission to Marry: Rebecca Roberts and Stephen Loveall

Surname Saturday: My Matrilineal Line, Starting with MASSEY

I have always been closer to my mother’s family than to my father’s, primarily because my paternal relatives were much older – my father was 10th of 13 children and my paternal grandparents were already gone long before I was born. In addition, that family was fairly far-flung, whereas my mother’s family tended to all … Continue reading Surname Saturday: My Matrilineal Line, Starting with MASSEY

1810 Kentucky – Greenwell Households Found in the Federal Census

The Greenwell family began migrating into Kentucky as early as 1810. They migrated from St Mary's County, Maryland after the Revolutionary War and primarily settled in the area surrounding what is now Louisville, Kentucky. One of my projects is to follow this family in two directions, back into the past and forward to my husband's … Continue reading 1810 Kentucky – Greenwell Households Found in the Federal Census

Joseph Baker and Catherine Barrier: Happy 193rd Anniversary!

TRANSCRIPTION: March the 29 1820 Sir you Will plese to give Mr Joseph Baker a purmit for the celibration of marriage With Caty Barrier given under my hand this 29th march Richard Barrier to the Revarand Johon Chrisman Clk To the County of Wayne ---- My 4th great grandfather and grandmother, Joseph Baker and Catherine … Continue reading Joseph Baker and Catherine Barrier: Happy 193rd Anniversary!

Sarah Elizabeth Cummins Cassada (1856 – 1929)

Sarah E. Cassada obituary, Anderson, Indiana, Anderson Daily Bulletin, November 14, 1929, page 6, section 1: Sarah Cassada was born Sarah Elizabeth Cummins on March 28, 1856 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Her parents were James Cummins and Nancy Hill. Sarah married Samuel Monroe Cassada on October 16, 1879 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Sarah was 22 … Continue reading Sarah Elizabeth Cummins Cassada (1856 – 1929)