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Cornelius Family

Cornelius Family

Posted 29 March 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 11 Comments

During my trip to Texas (see below), Mom and Mel and I spent several days going through old photos.  Most were from Mom’s high school, college and early married years.  There were pictures of my parents being goofy.  There were pictures of family and friends we didn’t know.  There were pictures of places we couldn’t [...]

Back Home Again

Posted 29 March 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 1 Comment

I’ve actually been home a week but this is the first I’ve been moved to write.  All good intentions to the contrary, I’ve still not been able to incorporate a consistent posting strategy.  Maybe someday.  Until then, we’ll have to make good with these on again/off again posts.  Sorry. The trip to Texas was fantastic. [...]

Together Again

Together Again

Posted 22 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Travels | 4 Comments

It’s been a few years since we were together…all together at the same time.  I’ve been to David’s house and Mel’s…Mel and David spent a couple of holidays together at Dave’s gulf coast house.  The last time all three of us were together we took a genealogy trip to Kiowa county with Mom.  That was [...]

Seventh Generation

Posted 22 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, HCHS | No Comments

Sunday was the 50th Annual Luncheon for the Humboldt County Historical Society.  The featured speaker was Chris Peters, the President/CEO of the Seventh Generation Fund.  It was a very interesting talk about history from an indigenous peoples point of view, a perspective those of us non-natives seldom take into account.  While the talk was thought [...]

Best Deal in the History of the World

Best Deal in the History of the World

Posted 22 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Travels | No Comments

That may be a bit much…but just a bit. This morning we had breakfast in Trinidad (the town north of us, not the Caribbean) and then walked the head.  Donna will have a post up later…she took some videos with seals barking, surf crashing, bell buoys ringing…and on the way back home we decided to stop in [...]

On the Road Again…

On the Road Again…

Posted 20 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 1 Comment

The next few weeks promise to be quite exciting.  There are two trips in the offing that’ll give us the opportunity to test our traveling and posting skills. This weekend…tomorrow actually…I’ve got the Society’s annual luncheon.  That has nothing to do with any of this but starts the special-ness of this next month. Next weekend, [...]

James Monroe Watts

James Monroe Watts

Posted 20 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 4 Comments

This is our Great-great Grandfather.  Born 15 December, 1839, probably in Jessamine County, he was the ninth child of John and Susan…the youngest of their brood.  We’re fortunate that a brief, contemporary biography exists for James, printed in the 1887 edition of Kentucky’s history. James M…was reared on the home farm and educated in the [...]

Susan and her Kids — Part II

Susan and her Kids — Part II

Posted 13 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy | 2 Comments

You start looking at these ancestral families and, if you’re like me, you begin to wonder what things were like for them.  Whether John C. died or just disappeared, Susan was left with a mess of kids, living on the other side of the county from her family (the Sagesers) and a farm to run. [...]

Jessamine County Historical Society

Jessamine County Historical Society

Posted 08 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy | 1 Comment

Here’s a cool thing.  Roaming around on the net today, I ended up on the web site of the Jessamine County Historical Society.  It’s been redesigned and is much easier to navigate than before.  But the cool thing is under Blog List on the Nav Bar on the left.  Go ahead and click.  The first [...]

Susan and Her Kids

Susan and Her Kids

Posted 01 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy | 4 Comments

Thanks to the indenture recorded in Jessamine County Court on November 8th, 1850, we know the names of John and Susan’s kids.  Because it’s a legal document that assigns property rights, which were (and are) of primary importance in those days, we can safely assume that all the kids are mentioned specifically.  Here’s a later [...]