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Friday, October 18, 2013

Isaac Boughner, son of Abishia Boughner and Nancy (Riley) Boughner

Isaac Boughner- a son of Abishia Boughner and Nancy Riley (married in Bracken County, KY on 2 March 1821) - published obituary 15 June 1887 in Daily Evening Bulletin of Mason County, KY. 

Another news article about Isaac dated 30 April 1884, mentions that he is the brother of Peter Boughner.  (same newspaper as above.)

Isaac's funeral notice of 16 June 1887 states that among the floral tributes was a pilot wheel, made of rare flowers, presented by the crew of the Bonanza.

Abishia was born 1801 in Pennsylvania, while Nancy was born in Maryland about that same year.  Nancy was a daughter of Isaac Riley.  

The known children of Abishia and Nancy:
William - born about 1824
Peter - born about 1826
Mary - born about 1831
Henry - born about 1833
Isaac - shown above
John, born in 1836
Vachel - born about 1839
Richard - born about 1834

Nancy is a widow by 1860 and living in Augusta, Bracken, KY with Henry, Vachel and Richard remaining at home.

Isaac married Mary Eliza (or Mary Elizabeth, depending on the record) McClanahan in Mason County, Kentucky on 9 March 1857.

Mary (McClanahan) Boughner, born in Kentucky, died 28 January 1898.

Most of the Boughner family is buried in the Maysville Cemetery, Mason, Kentucky.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fryer House Open Dates

Fryer House

The Fryer house in Butler, Pendleton County, Kentucky will be open for research on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Also by appointment.  Please post a comment on the blog or contact an officer in the society to schedule an appointment.

Penny Conrad:

Henry Aulick: 859-654-3472

Frank Hussung:

Betty Pyles:

Mildred Belew:

Sandy Plummer Craddock:

Teresa Griffin Johnston:

Ron Moreland:

The next scheduled meeting of the Historical Society is September 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Fryer house.  Come join us.



Thursday, August 22, 2013

McGill Cemetery

While researching the Sharp-McGill connections in my family I learned a farm at Lenoxburg was once part of the Anthony McGill property.  I know the lady who owns the farm now and she knew exactly where the cemetery is located and took me to visit it. She also told me that when she and her husband bought the farm there were other stones here and she doesn't know what happened to them.

Andrew Hannah died April 12,1863.  Aged 59 years 7 months 13 days  He married Martha J. Houston August 9, 1828 in Brown County, Ohio.

Part of an unknown stone.  I couldn't find any other pieces for a better clue.

Thornton Hannah was the son of Andrew and Martha J. Hannah.  He was born September 27, 1836 and died May 19, 1864.

Thornton was a member of Company A, 5 Ohio Calvary.

Nancy Mathews died December 4, 183? Aged 32 years

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Mathias Davis Cemetery

Though I had known about the Mathias Davis Cemetery for many years, I had never transcribed it.  The cemetery is located on part of the land given to Mathias in a land grant.  Mathias died September 8, 1864.

Elizabeth  Davis is the daughter of Mathias and Mary Records Davis. Elizabeth was born about 1838 in Pendleton County and died March 30, 1854 in Pendleton at the age of 16 years, 2 months, and 8 days.

J. A. Ware (Joshua Allen) married Mathias' daughter, Mary Jane, October 7, 1855 in Pendleton County, Kentucky.  He was born July 29, 1832 and died July 30, 1866.

Joshua Allen Ware died April 29, 1868 at the age of 11 months and 4 days.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Elizabeth Seever

A friend and I went to the Flemingsburg courthouse looking for the Plummer family and any information we could use to tie my Plummer family in Fleming County with her Plummer family in Pendleton County.  Not sure we've made that connection yet, but did find a marriage bond for one of my Seever family.

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Monday, August 12, 2013


The Grant County Historical Society is having their annual dinner and country music fund raiser for Sherman Tavern is coming up on Sept 13th.  We will have a chicken and ham buffet with all the goodies.  It will start at 6 p.m.  The band this year is Jim King's Stars and Legends from Latonia.  They do a tribute program to country music stars.  It will start at 6 p.m.  

 In case the weather doesn't want to cooperate, it will be held in the Sherman School cafeteria directly behind the house.

The price of the tickets are $25.00 in advance; $30.00 at the event and kids under 12 are $10.00.  All proceeds go towards the restoration of the house.  Hope some of you can come.

Want to help with the restoration of the historic Sherman Tavern Stagecoach Stop?
Please call Edna Cummins or
Barbara Brown
For more information on how you can help.
859-428-2182 or 859-824-9202

 More volunteers are needed to help with the restoration project. If you can use a hammer, a paint brush, rake, or shovel, please contact us. Or, if your help can be in the form of a contribution, that would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cora Belle Norris Ryman in "History of Illinois"

Cora Belle (Norris) Ryman

 History of Illinois and Her People
by Professor George W. Smith, M. A.
Volume 1
Published by The American Historical Society, Inc.
Chicago and New York 1927
pp 217-218

"Mrs. Cora B. Ryman, county superintendent of schools of Macon County, comes of a family of educators, and she returned to her former vocation soon after the death of her distinguished husband who fell overseas in one of the concluding battles in the great war.  

Mrs. Ryman is a native of Pendleton County, Kentucky, daughter of J.P. and Maggie Norris, her father a native of Ohio and her mother of Kentucky.  Her father devoted a lifetime of more than half a century to educational work.  He moved to Illinois in about 1885, locating in Vernon.  He and his wife both died there.  They had a family of five children: Garnett E.,  a teacher at Centralia, Illinois; Ernest M., principal of the London Mills Community High School at Peoria; Iula M., wife of S. C. Bushong of Topeka, Kansas, she having had eighteen years of experience as a teacher; Cora B., and John B., cashier of a bank at San Jose.

Cora B. Ryman was educated in Illinois schools. attending the Vandalia High School, and subsequently was a student in the State University of Kansas getting a year and a half training in the Kansas Normal School at Emporia, and one year at Normal, Illinois.  She taught school for thirteen years.

She was married to Captain Herbert D. Ryman, who went overseas with the 107th Field Artillery, and was mortally wounded in the second battle of the Marne on August 7, 1918.  He was buried overseas and later was brought home and laid to rest in the Arlington Cemetery at Washington.

Mrs. Ryman has three children: Christine, who is now in her senior year specializing in household economics at the Millikin University at Decatur; Garnett Lucille,is in the junior class, specializing in Bible history at Millikin University; and Herbert D., Jr., is attending high school.  Mrs. Ryman, after the death of her husband, located at Decatur.  In November, 1923, she was elected county superintendent of schools on the democratic ticket. Macon County normally has a majority of seven thousand republicans, and her election was a tribute to her special ability as a leader in educational affairs.  Mrs. Ryman is a member of the Central Christian Church, the Eastern Star, the Woman's Relief Corps, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Woman's League of Voters and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union."

Cora was born 6 July 1876, in Pendleton County, as stated above.  She passed away at the age of 86 years in Los Angeles County, California on 9 January 1963 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  Her 3 children also died in Los Angeles County.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, Campbell County, Kentucky

Grandview Cemetery
Photos taken May 2012

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