02 September 2015

Kentucky, The Firstborn Of The Nation?

A View Of The Kentucky Capitol 

Taken from an article entitled, "The Expansion Of The United States":

"While Kentucky was not the first state admitted to the Union, it was in a very real sense the first-born of the nation.  The act which provided for its admission was passed by congress and became a law on February 14, 1791, fourteen days prior to a similar act for the admission of Vermont.  This act was an epoch-making event."

31 August 2015

Hannah Powell Squier (Langdon) McKee

Source - James McKee

Hannah Powell Langdon*, daughter of Laura Squier and Seth Langdon, married James H. McKee. It appears as though her family was included in the Abel Bingham Family papers housed at the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University (finding aid below):

Title: Abel Bingham Family Papers,
Inclusive dates: 1765-1964, and undated
Abstract: The papers include correspondence, diaries, journals, accounts books, tintypes... .

  • Letters, includes Confidential Letters of William H. McKee to Miss Caroline Campbell
  • Photographic Images, Identified images, Angie Buchanan McKee, undated
  • Photographic Images, Identified images, James Henry McKee (2), undated
  • Photographic Images, Identified images, Laura E. McKee, undated
  • Photographic Images, Identified images, Montagu McKee, undated
  • Photographic Images, Identified images, Hannah Powell Sqiren, undated*

30 August 2015

More Eloquence From Theodore O'Hara

Poetry of Theodore O'Hara commemorating William Taylor Barry found in the History of Lexington, Kentucky:

"Let the marble minstrel rise to sing to the future generations of the commonwealth the inspiring lay of his high genius and lofty deeds.  Le the autumn wind harp on the dropping leaves her softest requiem over him; let the winter's purest snow rest spotless on his grave; let spring entwine her brightest garland for his tomb, and summer gild it with her mildest sunshine, and let him sleep embalmed in glory till the last trumph shall reveal him to us all radiant with the halo of his life."


O'Hara and his well-known Bivouac Of The Dead.

29 August 2015

Petition Of Charlotte Powers

Wayne County, Michigan

Charlotte Powers, Minor

Census 1880
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Francis Winter  Self  M 23 England
Mary A Winter Wife F 24 Canada
Martha Powers Sister-in-law F 19 Michigan
Charlotte Powers Sister-in-law F 14 Michigan

Census 1870
Michigan, United States
Thomas Power M 50 Ireland
Caroline Power F 39 Canada
Martha Power F 12 Canada
Able Power M 10 Canada
Charlotte Power F 7 Michigan
Owen Power M 4 Michigan

The Power(s) family in Ellice, Perth, Canada (West) in 1851.

No known relationship to our Powers family.

28 August 2015

Coleman Book Online

My Coleman Lineage In America, by Doris Glade Vogel, is online.  She and Jim are both descendants of Valentine Coleman.

Excerpt From Book

26 August 2015

Howards In the San Francisco Index

California, San Francisco...County Records, 1824-1997 Probates Probate Index, Vol. 3, Haa-Kz, 1926-1944: