The Carpenters of Carpenter’s Station (extended)

My father-in-law recently asked me if his Carpenter ancestor was related to the same family who founded Carpenter’s Station, Kentucky.  So, my next genealogy question is, was Mary M Carpenter, wife of Woodson Ellis, descended from the three Carpenter brothers who founded Carpenter’s Station? There is frustratingly few records available for this timeframe in Kentucky. The … Continue reading The Carpenters of Carpenter’s Station (extended)

That French Connection, And a Little Drama

I don’t know why, but it has always bothered me about what happened to Sadie Truman Hermsdorfer Gill; Rosetta’s daughter from her first marriage, Daniel’s step-daughter, Ken Sr’s half-sister.  Sadie is an odd duck for me.  I don’t quite know what to make of her.  My initial impression of her was that she was a bit of a … Continue reading That French Connection, And a Little Drama