William Batey and Catherine Minton

Let's see...where was I with the Batey's, right, I left off with Philip Batey while I validated a few things on his parents. Philip Batey's death certificate was issued in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana and named his parents as William Batey and Catherine "Mintin" (sometimes spelled Katherine). Squire was key in identifying the correct … Continue reading William Batey and Catherine Minton

Oops – They happen to us all

We have all had accidents. But how many of us had our misfortunes recounted in the local newspapers? Could you just imagine the whole community knowing? Well, that’s not hard for the ancestors who were members of the community pillars. Several of them had their oops’ reported publicly. In 1893, Edward Coomer lost his thumb … Continue reading Oops – They happen to us all