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

Newsworthy – A consolidated history

52 Ancestors

Ok, so, the obvious thing to write about with the topic of newsworthy is ancestors in the news. Interestingly, the only two families that made it into the newspapers with any frequency were Hugh Coomer (he who started the paint store c. 1890) and the grandchildren of Daniel Rhoades (through Clarence's line) in Fort Wayne...but … Continue reading Newsworthy – A consolidated history

Mary Duggins

Well, I had this typed up for last week but my profession got in the way. Life is tuff when you still have a job-job. Let's talk Duggin's. Philip married Mary F. Duggins on 24 November 1867 in Boyle County, Kentucky, probably Danville. Mary Duggins was born on 17 February 1845 and was the only child … Continue reading Mary Duggins