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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cummins, John and wives, Elizabeth Marshall and Jenetta McClanahan

John Cummins

John was born in 1802 and died February 1, 1887. He was married first to Elizabeth Marshall February 11, 1828 in Bracken County, Kentucky. John and Elizabeth had the following children:
Nancy, John, Lewis Thomas, William, Elizabeth, Catharine, Harvey, and Benjamin F.


John's second wife was Jenetta McClanahan Sharp, whom he married May 1, 1852 in Pendleton County, Kentucky.  John and Jenetta had two children:  Francis Marion and Eliza Belle.  John and Jenetta are buried in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendleton County, Kentucky.












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Friday, October 26, 2012

Martin Behymer & Lucinda (Beagle) Behymer and Elizabeth (Lindsey) Behymer Campbell County, KY and Clermont Co., OH


Martin Behymer, sometimes shown as Bhymer and even as Behimer in census records was born in Franklin Co., VA in the year 1793-1794.  In August of 1813, he entered the military in Clermont County, Ohio, during the War of 1812 in the Ohio Militia under Captain Robert Haynes.  Initially he was to serve for a period of 3 months, but his service to assist in the relief at Fort Meigs ended in September of 1813, with this total service shown as 22 days.  At the time of his enlistment, he's 19 years old, 5' 10".  He is described as having dark brown or black hair and blue eyes with a light complexion.  He is a millwright by occupation.

This military record is shown on Martin's request for a pension under Claim of Soldier for Service Pension in Campbell County, Kentucky and his request is dated 29 March 1878, as which time he states he is 83 years old.  He had previously obtained a land warrant of 160 acres in 1855 based on his service.

The records for Martin are extensive and include multiple affidavits.  Especially multiple affidavits verifying his first marriage, the date of the death of his first wife, Lucinda Beagle Behymer. Only 1 of Lucinda's children is mentioned in these documents.   Affidavits also show 4 named children by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Lindsey.  These records showing Elizabeth's attempt to obtain her widow's pension extend into the year of 1882.

Lucinda Beagle Behymer, born about 1797 in Virginia , married Martin in Campbell County, KY on 5 December 1816.  Affidavits show that Lucinda died 6 August 1826.  Her exact burial site is not known.  Martin died on 19 July 1881 and he has a military marker showing that he was a soldier in the War of 1812.

One known child of Lucinda Beagle Behymer is Jenetta Behymer, born in Clermont County on 22 November 1824.  Jenetta became the wife of James Henderson in Campbell Co., KY. on 14 October 1845 with her father, Martin, as bondsman.  She lived and died in Clermont Co., OH, her death occurring of uremic intoxication on 8 December 1916.  

Elizabeth Lindsey, the 2nd wife of Martin, was born about 1804 in Ohio.  She and Martin married in Clermont County, Ohio on 11 May 1827.  They were the parents of 5 children, apparently with 4 living until adulthood.  These 4 children were: Nancy, Sarah Hester, Leroy and William Lindsey Behymer.  

 Nancy married Joseph Carr.  Leroy married Sarah J Nelson. Sarah Hester Behymer was married to John Henderson and apparently died prior to 1860.  William was married twice.  First to Harriet Kirgan or Kergan and 2nd to Mary Frances Smith.

Nancy and Leroy moved with their families to Howell Co., Missouri.  William and his family lived in both Clermont County and Campbell County (in 1880.) 

My connection with the Behymer family is not direct, but does include the Carr family and the Smith family. 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ulrich Brennenstuhl and Rosina Laubengaier family

24 October 2012

This was an absolutely gorgeous day in Northeastern Kentucky.  The temperature in the high 70's and it felt wonderful.

Ulrich Brennenstuhl was born 16 December 1818 in Weil im Schonbuch, Boblingen,Wurttemberg.  Rosina Laubengaier was born 20 April 1830 in Waldenbuch, Stuttgart, Wurttemberg. They arrived at the Port of New York on 22 December 1856 on a ship named, Plymouth Rock.  Their port of departure was London, England.  They were not married at the time of their arrival at New York. Rosina is shown as a spinster.  Ulrich is shown as an "ostler."  

Their marriage record has not been found thus far.  These are their known children: Joana Barbara; Fredricka; Christian Heinrich; Mary Catherine; Minnie Rose; Marie, William, Catherine and John William.  The 2 oldest were probably born in Ohio, census records show different information at times.  The other children were born in Pendleton Co., KY.   

Ulrich died 18 August 1893.  Rosina (sometimes shown as Rosa) died on 5 May 1904.  They are buried at the Peach Grove Cemetery in Pendleton County.

More information is available on some of these children, namely, Joana Barbara; Fredricka; Christian; Mary Catherine; Minnie Rose; Catherine and John William.  

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thomas and Rosa Bailey and their daughter, Charlotte (Bailey) Williams

21 October 2012

Thomas Bailey, born in Dudley, England, and his wife, Rosa, born in Birmingham, England, lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio in 1850 with 2 daughters, Rosa F., born about 1839 and Charlotte E., born about 1842, in England.  

Charlotte married R. S. (Robert) Williams on 3 July 1858 in Campbell Co., KY.  She and Robert had 2 known children, David, born 1859 and Rosa born 29 June or July 1862.  Charlotte died at the home of her parents in Campbell County, Kentucky on 25 June 1873.  

Robert began publishing by 1852, when he began a newspaper called Kentucky Star.  Further searches find that Robert was for a time, the publisher of Bracken County Chronicle and later the city editor for the  Louisville Courier-Journal.  By late 1873, he had returned to Covington and became an editor for the Covington Journal.

R.S. Williams is shown as an editor, in 1880, with daughter, Rose (sic), age 18 and also in his home are his widowed mother and his single sister.

 Robert, a Colonel in the Confederate Army,  died on 14 February 1898, at the age of 64, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, with the funeral taking place at the home of Rosa and Dr. J. T. Wallingford on 16 February 1898 with burial at Mentor. Services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Blackburn and Rev. C. G. Jones.

 I have also learned that Rosa, the daughter of Robert and Charlotte, married in Covington, Kenton, KY on 16 October 1883, Dr John T. Wallingford.  John and Rosa Wallingford had 3 known children, one of whom was stillborn on 25 January 1885. This child is buried at the Linden Grove Cemetery in Kenton Co., KY. The interment record  for this baby remarks that the burial site is the same as that of David Williams who died in 1860.  There is an interment record for a David Williams, dated 18 October 1860 at Linden Grove.  (No other information is shown.)  The other 2 children were: Robert Montgomery Wallingford and Thomas Eugene Wallingford.  

John died on or before 6 March 1926 in Brentwood Heights, Los Angeles, CA.  

Thomas Bailey, the immigrant, was a photographer in 1880 when they lived in Carthage, Campbell, KY.  Rosa outlived Thomas, but in the 1900 census, she is shown as having had no children. She immigrated to America in 1848, per this census record. 

Thomas and Rosa are buried at the Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, Campbell, KY.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

John Sharp and his wives' - Elizabeth Hill and Jenetta McClanahan Sharp Cummins

Willow Baptist Church Cemetery, Bracken County, Kentucky





John Sharp is the son of Elias Sharp and Sallie, maiden name unknown.  John died December 25, 1846, though in a court case over slaves that became his possessions at the death of his first wife,  Elizabeth Hill,  his second wife, Jenetta McClanahan , stated he died December 26.

John and Elizabeth were the parents of two children: Owen T. and Mary Jane.  John and Jenetta had seven children: Burgin, John Riley, Lucy, Eli, Matilda, Telitha, and Amanda.

John's stone was leaning against a rock wall in the cemetery when I found it, but when I went back a year or two later it had disappeared.  Jenetta is buried with her second husband, John Cummins, in the New Zion Baptist Cemetery, Pendleton County, Kentucky.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

William Benton Clark and Love Frances Stairs, his first wife and Rebecca Stairs, his 2nd wife

19 October 2012
Today and each day is what I make it.  I choose to make this rainy, gloomy one a great day.

William Benton Clark was born in Mason County, KY. on 22 August 1854.  He was the son of William Clark and Harriet Wills.  William Benton first married Love Frances Stairs, the daughter of Noble Stairs and Mary Louisa Wilson Holmes.  Love was born in Clermont Co., Ohio on 23 September 1856.  

The marriage between William and Love took place at her parents' home in Bracken County, Kentucky on 17 October 1876.  The minister performing the ceremony was E. L. Sanders.  Love became the mother of six children: Ralph Gray Clark; Johnny W. Clark; Ada B. Clark; Frank Lee Clark; Velma S. Clark and Nellie Leah Clark.  

"Mrs. Benton Clark, a relative of Mr. and Mrs. John Lytle, of the West End, died yesterday at her home in Bradford's Landing, Bracken County.  The deceased was a sister of Mr. Sam Stairs, founder of the Dover News." (15 November 1889)

Love Frances Stairs Clark  stone at Old Pioneer Cemetery, Bracken County, Kentucky

Johnny W. Clark stone, also at Old Pioneer Cemetery
Ralph Gray Clark stone at Mount Zion Cemetery in Bracken County.
William Benton Clark remarried and this remarriage has previously been mentioned in this blog.  His 2nd wife, Rebecca Stairs, was a first cousin to Love.  

Most likely it was Love's mother who would have helped with the young children after her death, as William's mother had died earlier in 1889.  Think of those young children, motherless, the oldest only 12, the youngest just 2 months old.  How would the father manage? 

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Joseph Barker, Catherine DeMoss and Elijah Herndon

Joseph Barker, departed this life 4 March 1820 in the 32nd year of his life.  He married Catherine De Moss in Pendleton County, Kentucky with a bond date of 7 Dec 1809.  The bondsman for the marriage of Joseph to Catherine was John H. Barker.  

Catherine Barker, widow of Joseph Barker, married then Elijah Herndon, also in Pendleton County on 28 June 1821. (The bond date for this marriage was 23 June 1821.)

Catherine and Elijah Herndon had at least these 2 children: Demarius, who married Joseph White and Fletcher who married first Helen Marie Rardin and 2nd married Mary J. TarvinOther reported children that I've yet to trace are: Evaline, Mary and Rebecca.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

John Hamilton Barker & Sarah DeMoss & Catherine Bogle

Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, Campbell County, Kentucky

John Hamilton Barker, born in 1781 in Virginia, was twice married.  His first wife was Sarah DeMoss, who was born in Berkeley County, Virginia on 24 June 1789.  They married 18 June 1806 in Pendleton County, Kentucky and were the parents of at least 8 children.  Sarah died 27 July 1837.  


John then married Catherine Bogle on 16 March 1838, also in Pendleton County.  They were the parents of six children.  John died 19 June 1854.  Catherine, who was born in Kentucky, lived until 18 October 1886.











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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thomas Heaverin & Dianah Bradford

Oct. 16, 2012


Eden Ridge Cemetery located in Bracken County, Kentucky.





Thomas Heaverin, born Feb. 26, 1805 and died July 7, 1870, was the son of Thomas Heaverin, Sr. who died May 1856 at the age of 77 and Dinnah Bradford who died Oct. 13, 1822 at the age of 54.  Thomas, the younger, married Adelia Gooch June 19, 1839 in Mason County, Kentucky.

Thomas, Sr. and Dinnah are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery which is also in Bracken County.

Eden Ridge Cemetery is a small, unkept cemetery located on Eden Ridge Road, not far from Lenoxburg.    It is covered with trees, briars, and vines, so finding the remaining stones is a challenge.


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Saturday, October 13, 2012

William Pepper Houston & Sarah "Sally" (Maxwell) Houston

13 October 2012

It promises to be a bit warmer today.  No need to buy leg warmers yet!

Mary J. "Mollie" Houston, the daughter of William Pepper Houston and Sarah "Sally" Maxwell, married Duke B. Young in Campbell Co., KY on 22 September 1887. Duke and Mollie are both buried at Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, Campbell, Kentucky.


 Duke was a son of William C. Young and Mary E. Lindsey.   Mollie and Duke were the parents of 5 children, Albert Ray, Will, James Walter, Martha and Marion H.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Samuel Bonar, Mary Hart and their children

12 October 2012

It's another beautiful day in Northeastern Kentucky.  It's amazing to see all the changes of autumn.  The maple leaves are gorgeous, aren't they?

In May of this year, we went to Grandview Cemetery in Mentor, Campbell Co., KY.  We found lots of family buried in this cemetery.  Below are just a couple of the tombstone photos that were taken. More will be added on a regular basis from Grandview and other area cemeteries.


Dr. Douglas S. Bonar was born in Davis Co., Iowa, the son of William L. Bonar, a native of Pendleton Co., KY. and Mary E. (Mollie) Penny Bonar, a native of Indiana.  Dr. Bonar's wife was Mary A. Glenn.


William L. Bonar was the son of Samuel M. Bonar and Mary Hart.  William was born in 1836 and died on 13 August 1897 in Pendleton Co.  His wife, Mary E. (Mollie)Penny was born on 1 Nov. 1838 in Indiana and died in California, Campbell, KY. on 21 January 1918.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rebecca (Stairs) Clark, a daughter of James Stairs & Elizabeth Gates

11 October 2012

Living in Northern Kentucky after decades of absence, is a real treat for me.  And now genealogy searches don't have to wait for a special trip all the way from Florida.  

This blog will mostly concentrate on these searches and the interesting finds.

This is Rebecca Stairs Clark, the daughter of James Stairs and Elizabeth Gates.  Rebecca was born in Bracken Co., KY.,  and died in Pierce, Clermont, OH, and is buried in Grandview Cemetery in Mentor, Campbell Co., KY.

Her husband was William Benton Clark, who was born in Mason County, Kentucky. He died in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH.  Rebecca was his 2nd wife.  His first wife was Rebecca's cousin, Love Stairs.

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