Category Archives: Family Histories

The Curious Case of Daniel Crow and Susanna Skelton

Some genealogists are looking for Heroes.  Some genealogists are looking for the pure story of their families.  Other genealogists started out in the first two categories and landed in the place of just loving the research.  For me?  I have wanted to get across the pond and have some idea where I come from in Europe.  In the case of… (more…)

So ya think Lincoln was tall?

So goes the story right?  President Abraham Lincoln was a towering man of 6’4″ inches in his barefeet.  Well, my wife’s Great-Great Grandfather has him by 3 inches. I give you the Descriptive Roll card for Sergeant Walker Garland Routt, Company K, 19th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. During the Civil War, if you were literate there was a very high likelihood… (more…)

Lord Dunmore’s War and John B. Cain

The Fielder clan, probably much like any other clan, has all kinds of legends and stories.  Most every eastern Kentucky family has the story of the indian marriage of some sort.  One of the stories that I have been looking to source for years is the story of the Revolutionary War veteran.  No one seemed to know who this person… (more…)