Laurel County
What's New
2001
August 4, 2001
  1. Herbert Girtman has submitted the Guardian Bond of Charity and Allen Jones.
      Also the Guardian Bond of Mary E. Jones.
      Thank you Herbert.
  2. Added a link to the Will of Rev. John Franklin Young at Scotty McFadden's
      web-site.
  3. Added the Apprenticeship Bond of Hiram Farris.
  4. Added the Wills of Martha Ellis & also Chapman Watkins.
  5. Added a link to the Laurel County, KY Tourism Web-site. There is a lot of
     information there for anyone planning a trip to Laurel County.
August 5, 2001
  1. Added the Biography page.
August 6, 2001
  1. Herbert Girtman has contributed the Guardian Bonds of
         Kitty Ann Dunn 1856, John Young as Guardian and
         David Watkins 1862, R. D. Johnson as Guardian.
         Thank you Herbert.
  2. Added a Search Engine to the main page. You may now search this site
      for names you are researching.
August 9, 2001
  1. Vera Burnham has submitted the Will of Samuel St. John, 1828
       Thank you Vera.
 August 10, 2001
  1. Added Nancy Cohen to the Surname & Researchers page (#434). Nancy
      is researching the Dalton & Moren Surnames in Laurel County.
 August 11, 2001
   1. Vera Burnham has submitted the index for Will Book 1.
       Thank you Vera.
   2. Added an 1831 Deed from Lucy Farris to John & Betsey Moore;
       her grandchildren.
 August 12, 2001
    1. Added the Guardian Bond of Hiram & Andrew Johnson, 1871.
        Wiley Watkins as Guardian.
    2. Added the Guardian Bond of Lewis & George Johnson, 1871.
        Levi Watkins as Guardian.
    3. Added an 1828 Deed from John Freeman to his Daughters
        Elizabeth, Nancy & Rebecca Freeman.
    4. Vera Burnham has submitted the Will of Frances Jones 1877
        and also the Will of Benjamin Chesnut 1872.
        Thank you once again Vera.
    5. Added the Cemetery Records page.
    6. John Moore has sent an update to his Military Records for the Korean War.
        Thank you very much John.
  August 13, 2001
    1. We have our first lookup Volunteer! Vera Burnham has volunteered to do lookups in
        the 1850 Laurel County Census.
        Thank you Vera.
  August 14, 2001
    1. We have our 2nd lookup volunteer! John Moore has volunteered to do lookups in the
        1850 Census for all of Kentucky.
    2. John Moore has also sent an update for his Laurel County Civil War page.
        It is listed in the Military section.
        Thank you John.
  August 15, 2001
    1. Added a Deed from Media Bledsoe to Daniel Garrard, 1824.
    2. Added a Deed from Thomas Reid to James Reid, 1828.
  August 16, 2001
    1. Vera Burnham has contributed the Will of Lucinda Chestnut 1895
        and also the Will of Jacob Chestnut 1862.
        Thank you Vera.
  August 17, 2001
    1. Added Janice Morgan to the Researchers page (#435). Janice is researching the Morgan family
        of Laurel County.
    2. Alfred Ellis has submitted a link to the Will of Martha Ellis's father, William Ellis, on the
        Washington County, Tennessee message board which he transcribed.
        I have added the link on the page which has Martha Ellis's Will.
        Thank you Alfred.
  August 18, 2001
    1. Herbert Girtman has contributed the following Guardian Bonds.
            Dorcas Watkins, 1862
            William Watkins 1866
            Amanda, Elizabeth & Sarah Watkins 1866.
       Thank you Herb.
    2. Added the Will of Isaac Forbes, 1831 and also the
        Revocation of Will by Elizabeth Forbes on the same page.
  August 19, 2001
    1. Added Glenda Norris-Lime to the Researchers page (#436). Glenda is researching the
        Daniel, Durham, Norris, Riddle, Thompson, Turner & Vaughn Surnames.
    2. Added an 1825 Deed from several heirs of William Chesnut to William H. McKee.
  August 20, 2001
    1. Added the Guardian Bond of Elizabeth, Francis, Peyton, Sarah(?) and Wingard Caldwell, 1853.
             Jarvis Jackson as Guardian.
    2. Added the Guardian Bond of Evem or Evern Hodge 1854.
    3. Vernon Williams has contributed the Will of John Williams 1874.
        Thank you Vernon.
  August 21, 2001
    1. Vernon Williams has submitted a scanned image and transcript of a pension page of
         Samuel Weaver. It is on the Pension page.
         Thank you Vernon.
    2. Added Sandra Reimer to the Surname & Researchers pages (#437). Sandra is researching the
        JONES, KIRBY, SWEET, & YEAGER Surnames.
    3. Added the Pensions page.
  August 23, 2001
    1. Vernon Williams has submitted the remainder of the index for Will Book 1.
        Added the index for the letters 'M' and 'W'.
        Thank you Vernon.
    2. Added a link to maps showing the formation of Kentucky Counties. Added a map page.
    3. Added an 1827 Deed from John Farris to his four grandsons; heirs of James Farris.
  August 26, 2001
    1. Vernon Williams has submitted the following files:
            Samuel Weaver Will 1826
            7 Deeds from John Williams to his Heirs & their spouses, 1866.
            Thank you very much Vernon.
    2. Added Jenny Swanner-Terry to the Surname & Researchers pages (#438).
            Jenny is researching the Swanner & Swaner Surname.
    3. Added the Apprentice Bond of Sally Ann Nise 1827.
    4. Added the Apprentice Bond of Elesander Ping 1828.
  August 27, 2001
    1. Added a link on the Cemetery Records page to maps showing the name and location
            of 50 Laurel County Cemeteries.
    2. Added the names of Revolutionary War Pensioners listed on the Laurel County 1840 census.
            It is on the Pension page.
    3. Added the Census page and the 1830 Census index.
  August 28, 2001
    1. Added the address & phone number for the Laurel County Clerk's office.
        It is on the main page.
  August 29, 2001
    1. Added Harry Mink to the Surname & Researchers pages (#439).
           Harry is researching the MINK surname.
    2. Vera Burnham has contributed the Will of George Farris 1830, probated 1833.
    3. Vera Burnham has also contributed the Will of Elizabeth Cathers 1832.
        Thank you very much Vera.
  August 31, 2001
    1. Added the Will of John May 1855.
    2. Added the Will of Jacob Hackney 1854.
    3. Added Carolyn Sue Smith to the Surnames & Researchers pages (#440).
           Carolyn is researching the Elliott, Nicholson, Rains and Rhodes Surnames.
  September 1, 2001
    1. John Moore has sent an update for his 'Civil War Veterans from Laurel County' page.
           He has added a few names to the page. It is listed under the Military link.
        Thank you very much John.
    2. Added the Revolutionary War pension application of Elijah Clark.
           It is on the Pension page.
  September 2, 2001
    1. Added the 1840 Census index.
  September 6, 2001
    1. Added the Dower record of Margaret Wood, 1828. It is listed under Court Records.
        Added the Court Records page.
    2. Added the Guardian Bond of Wm., Margarett, Zerelda, Hardeman, Nancy & Polly Storm, 1854
    3. Added the Guardian Bond of James, Andrew?, Elizabeth Ann & Thomas Gill, 1855.
  September 8, 2001
    1. Added the Inventory of Estate for Elizabeth Warren Pearl 1830-1832.
        It is on the Court records page.
    2. Added the Apprenticeship Bond of Joseph Faris, 1833.
    3. Added the Will of William McHargue 1833, proven 1836.
  September 9, 2001
        Vera Burnham has contributed the following records:
    1. Luke Watkins purchase of slaves, 1829. It is on the Court Records page.
    2. James Gunn Will 1892.
    3. Solomon Jackson passport 1832. It is on the Court Records page.
    4. Joseph Farris Apprentice Bond 1832. Different Bond than the one above on the 8th.
    5. Felix Grundy Hibbard Apprenticeship Bond 1831.
        Thank you very much Vera!
September 12, 2001
    1. Tami Erskine has submitted a scanned image of the Death Certificate of
        Don Calvin Edwards, 1938.
        Thank you very much Tami.
    2. Kathy Hines has submitted the following Death Certificates:
        Hodge, Martha Jane (May) Hodge 1915
        Hodge, Rosanna 1921
        Hodge, Rowland 1919
        Hodge, Thas. Jeffersen 1917
        Hodge, William Robert 1936
        Hodges, Mary Elizabeth (Sturgill) 1923
        Hodges, Nancy Ann (Johnson) 1944
        Hodges, Nancy Owens 1944
        Hodges, Robert 1923
        Hodges, Robert 1948
        Thank you very much Kathy.
    3. Joy Wilder has submitted 2 photographs of David Matthew Watkins, born 1881;
               one of them with his wife & children. They are on the Photograph page.
        Thank you very much Joy.
  September 14, 2001
    1. Joy Wilder has submitted a photograph of her Mother; Hannah Cleo Watkins.
        Thank you very much Joy.
    2. Vera Burnham has submitted the following Apprenticeship Bonds:
        Isaac Farris 1827
        John Farris 1828
        George Rooks 1831
        Thank you Vera.
  September 15, 2001
    1. Added images of the Bible Record of Solomon Stansberry.
  September 16, 2001
    1. John Moore has sent an update for his Civil War Veterans of Laurel County page.
        It is on the Military Records page.
        Thank you John.
    2. Joy Wilder has submitted the following pictures.
        Edna Katie Watkins
        David Watkins, Joy Wilder & her brother.
        David Watkins and his second wife Laurel with Joy Wilder & her brother.
        Hannah Cleo Watkins.
        Joy has also submitted photographs of the headstones of David, Hannah Cleo and
           Edna Katie Watkins
        Thank you Joy.
  September 17, 2001
    1. Added Gary N. Carroll to the Researchers & Surnames page (#441).
              Gary is researching the Branstetter & Carroll Surname.
  September 19, 2001
    1. Vera Burnham has contributed the following Apprenticeship Bonds.
             Hiram Whitemore 1831.
             Allen & William Hicks 1834.
    2. Added the Guardians Settlement for Charles St. John 1834. It is on the Court Records page.
  September 21, 2001
    1. Added the Apprentice bond of Joseph Hicks 1834.
    2. Added the Apprentice bond of John Cornelius 1834.
  September 22, 2001
    1. Jan Philpot has contributed the Diary of Sarah Ann Jackson for January 1835.
        Thank you very much Jan.
    2. Added the Will of Mary Hugi 1892.
    3. Jan Philpot has submitted more of the Diary of Sarah Ann B. Jackson.
        10:30 Added more of the Diary to part 2.
        Thank you Jan.
  September 23, 2001
    1. Jan Philpot has submitted the final part of the Diary of Sarah Ann Jackson.
        Thank you very much Jan.
    2. Added Bonnie King to the Surname & Researchers pages (#442).
        Bonnie is researching the King, Mullins and Philpot families in Laurel County.
  September 25, 2001
    1. Added the images of the Diary of Sarah Ann Jackson. Submitted by Jan Philpot.
        Thank you Jan.
  September 28, 2001
    1. Added a link to a map of Laurel County. It is on the Map page.
    2. Added the Will of Aaron Phillips 1843, proven 1855.
  September 29, 2001
    1. Added the Apprentice Bonds of Jesse & Rebecca Hicks.
    2. Added a link to a Casteel family web-site.
        It includes Laurel County tax lists for the Casteel family from 1827-1875.
        The link is on the 'Homepages with Laurel County Connections' page.
  September 30, 2001
    1. Added part of the Revolutionary War Pension application of Solomon Stansbury.
October 5, 2001
    1. Added the marriage records for 1852.
  October 6, 2001
    1. Added to the Pension of Solomon Stansbury a Statement by Jane Stansbury; his widow.
  October 7, 2001
    2. Added some missed names and corrections of names to the 1830 & 1840 Census.
  October 11, 2001
    1. Sue Smith has submitted a photograph of the Nicholson Family.
        Thank you very much Sue.
  October 16, 2001
    1. Added an 1830 Deed from Luke Watkins to Alfred Needham.
  October 17, 2001
    1. Added the 1830 & 1840 Census Images. These are the original hand-written
        Census Images with the full household data.
        Courtesy of  S-K Publications Census Publishers
  October 21, 2001
    1. Added an 1834 deed from Lewis Pitman to Jesse Moore.
    2. Added an 1834 deed from the Heirs of William Edwards to John Pearl.
  October 26, 2001
    1. Added Vera Burnham as a lookup volunteer for the 1810 to 1830 Census of Kentucky.
        Thank you Vera.
    2. Added Cheryl to the Surnames & Researchers page (#443).
        Cheryl is researching the Cornelius, Freeman & Holt Surnames.
November 6, 2001
    1. Added several 1876 birth records from the Kentucky State Vital records.
  November 11, 2001
    1. Added the next 25 Laurel County birth records for 1876.
  November 12, 2001
    1. Added Sherry D. Rosas as a lookup volunteer for the 1870 Census and London area Cemeteries.
       Thank you Sherry.
  November 16, 2001
    1. Added Patty Horton to the Surnames & Researchers page (#444).
        Patty is researching the Lewis, McQueen, Moore & Everhart Surnames.
  November 24, 2001
    1. Added a link on the 'Homepages with Laurel Co Connections' to the homepage of
        Peggy Contreras. Peggy has a page on the Descendants of William Lovelace of Laurel County.
    2. Added the next 16 birth records for 1876.
  November 25, 2001
    1. Added the Guardian Bonds of Chesnut children 1856 and John Cox 1857.
    2. Added a Partial index for the 1900 Census of Raccoon Precinct.
  November 26, 2001
    1. Patty Lewis Horton has submitted an Obituary for Halla Mae Lewis Cropper.
  November 27, 2001
    1. Added a link to a short Biography of John Faubus.
    2. Added a link to the Homepage of Roger E. Christophel.
        Roger's mother's family was from Laurel County
    3. Added a link on the Photograph page to Roger Christophels picture page.
        Roger has several photographs of the Carpenter, Casteel, Combs and Quinlan families.
        Thanks for letting me know of your homepage Roger.
  November 29, 2001
    1. Added the 1837 Apprentice Bond for a 12 year old African American girl named Lassie.
  November 30
    1. Added the index for the next 9 pages of the 1900 Census for Raccoon Precinct.
December 1, 2001
    1. Added the Apprentice Bond of Nelson Sexton 1840.
  December 2, 2001
    1. Added the Wills of:
        Allen Jones 1842
        Reuben Ohler 1842
        Elizabeth Ohler 1852
  December 5, 2001
    1. Added a link to  the Taylor/Blackwater Cemetery transcription at Len Taylor's web-site.
        Thanks for sending the link Len!
  December 7, 2001
    1. Added the Will of John H. Jones 1911.
  December 18, 2001
    1. David England has submitted a photograph of the Reams family and also a
        photograph of Alvis BURNETT (1835-1922) and Eliza REAMES BURNETT (1844-1925).
        Thank you very much David.
  December 21, 2001
    1. Added the Will of Leven Adams 1837
    2. Added the Will of Edward Crews? (or Crows?) 1838
  December 26, 2001
    1. Added the Will of Jeffrey Champlin 1834. Recorded 1837.
  December 30, 2001
    1. Added the Will of Thomas Robinson 1839.
 


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