J. Q. Adams Biography

from Hancock County, Kentucky – Biographies

J. Q. Adams was born in Hancock County, May 31, 1845, and is a son of William and Mary Ann (Bright) Adams.  The father was born near Frankfort, Kentucky, July 22, 1799, his people being natives of Pennsylvania.  The grandfather, John Adams, made the journey from Pennsylvania to Frankfort on a raft.  In 1808 he came to Hancock County and settled on a farm of 500 acres, which is now owned by his two sons, David and William Adams.  The grandfather subsequently served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and resided in the county until a good old age.  The father of subject is still living in this county.  The mother was born in Madison, Indiana, and was an own sister of the famous John Bright of early days.  She died in the county in 1850.  Our subject is the fourth of a family of eight children, of whom three are now living:  Georgetta, Jesse and J. Q.  The latter received the rudiments of his education in the county.  He also attended Notre Dame University and Cecilian College.  He began life for himself when twenty-two years old, and first settled on the home place.  He remained there only a short time and then came to his present farm, where he now owns about 375 acres with about 225 in cultivation.  He also pays considerable attention to stock raising, handling about 150 head per year.  Mr. Adams was married in the fall of 1867 to Miss Nancy E. Hawes, a daughter of Benjamin Hawes, of Daviess County, Kentucky.  This lady was also a native of Daviess County, and to her were born two children:  Georgetta, is the only one living.  This lady died in 1872.  Subject was next married, December 16, 1875, to Miss Margaret J. Crockett, a daughter of Anthony and Susan (Robb) Crockett.  This lady was born in Franklin County, June 15, 1850.  One child blesses this union – Jesse Crockett Adams.

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Adair County, Kentucky

John Montgomery – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in May 1779, at Amherst County, Virginia.  He lived in Amherst County, Virginia, until 1789.  In 1789 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  John was born April 3, 1762.

William Mosby – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service in 1776.  He was born in 1754.  William married Diane Jesse October 5, 1786.  Diane was the daughter of Thomas Jesse.  William died July 15, 1843.

William Rogers, Sr. – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service May 1, 1779, in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He lived in Montgomery County until 1825.  In 1825 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born May 24, 1748, in Culpeper County, Virginia.  He died May 1, 1835.

John Ross – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in 1776 in Bedford County, Virginia.  John lived in Bedford County and later moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  John was born in 1757.

Solomon Royse – was a Private in the Maryland and North Carolina Lines.  He was in Indian spy under Captain John Hinch in Col. Barrett’s Regiment, and served from March 1779, 9 months, from March 1780, 9 months, and from 1781, 8 months.  He was engaged against the Indians on the frontier of Virginia and Pennsylvania, it ranged as far as the Monongahela River.  When he was 6 or 7 his father moved the family to New York from Alexandria, Virginia.  After the war Solomon moved to Hampshire County, Virginia, and stayed there until 1792.  Then he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky.  In 1798 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Solomon was born September 11, 1763.  He was the son of John Royse.  Solomon married Sarah Stotts, the daughter of James Stotts, on November 3, 1796, in Green County, Kentucky.  Sarah was born in 1771 in Virginia and died 1870 in Green County.  Solomon died April 14, 1868.

Archibald Skaggs – was a Private in the Maryland Militia.  Archibald entered the service in 1779.  He lived in Halifax County, Virginia, then in Botetourt County, Virginia, and in Montgomery County, Virginia, before moving to Adair County, Kentucky.  Archibald was born January 1, 1759.

James Smith – was a Private and Orderly Sergeant in the Maryland Militia.  He entered the service 1774-1776 in Frederick County, Maryland.  James served under the command of Captain Craiger and Phillip Smith in the 1st Lieutenant Company.  In 1832 he resided in Adair County, Kentucky.  In 1815 he lived in Gibson County, Indiana.  James was born in September 1775, in Maryland.  He married Alice Margaret Traux, January 28, 1783, in Loudoun County, Virginia.  James died January 29, 1838.

John Smith – was a 2nd Private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in 1776 in Granville County, North Carolina.  John fought in the Battle of Guilford Court House.  He was born January 5, 1754, in Cumberland County, Virginia.  He married Frances Smith (her maiden name was Smith), July 22, 1817, in Green County, Kentucky.  John died November 3, 1848, in Taylor County, Kentucky.

Moses Smith – was  Private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in Halifax County, North Carolina, soon after the Revolutionary War started.  He lived in Halifax County, North Carolina, then moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Moses was born in 1761 in Cumberland County, Virginia

Isaac Staples – was a Private in the Virginia Militia.  Isaac entered the service in January of 1780, in Buckingham County, Virginia.  Isaac was born in 1762.

Baptisms – St. Rose Catholic Church

Baptisms at St. Rose Catholic Church

Washington County, Kentucky

April 21st

George Richard Clements, s/o George and Anna Hamilton Clements, sponsor Elizabeth Boone, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1832
Mary Jane Arvin, d/o John and Elizabeth Fields Arvin, sponsor Mary Arvin, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1837
Thomas Polin Higdon, s/o John and Levinia Carrico Higdon, sponsor Adeline Brown, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1839
Mary Kelly, d/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Susan McAlister, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1841
Sarah Hayes, d/o Peyton and Tabitha Crawders Hayes, born 15 Mar 1849, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1849
Joseph A. Champion, s/o Thomas and Tabitha Shackleford Champion, born 11 Sep 1862, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1864
Benjamin Harrison McIlvoy, s/o Robert and Mary Ann Crooke McIlvoy, born 04 Jan 1867, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1867
Sarah Elizabeth Fenwick, d/o Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Spalding Fenwick, born 15 Mar 1867, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1867
John Cullen, s/o Michael and Martha Ann Holcomb Cullen, born 22 Aug 1865, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1868
Mary Ann Cullen, d/o Michael and Martha Ann Holcomb Cullen, born 15 Dec 1862, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1868
Mary Jane Canary Logsdon, age 41 years, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1873
John Richard Keene, s/o James Francis and Isabelle Wheatley Keene, born 13 Mar 1877, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1877
S. A. Kelly, d/o Thomas Patrick and Cynthia Jane Goatley Kelly, born 15 Jan 1878, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1878
Florence Ethel Johnson, d/o John R. and Emily O’Neil Johnson, born 18 Mar 1883, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1883
John Albert Noonan, s/o George and Margaret Logsdon Noonan, born 12 Feb 1883, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1883

Obituaries from The Schuyler Citizen – 1864

Rushville, Illinois, is still a very small town!  Ritchey’s Ritchey family were some of the first settlers of the county.  When we visited several years ago it still had its small-town charm.  The Schuyler Jail Museum is their restored jail and is now their genealogical center.  This small town has a center to rival those of state societies!  Perhaps not in volume, but in amount of information and actual historical items.  The genealogy library and research center is on the ground floor, and the basement is filled with glass cases of historical significance, both personal and county.  The walls are filled with large boards of information from newspaper articles and other papers.  It is definitely worth a visit!  Just the fact that they have their county newspaper from the Civil War era is amazing!

Obituaries from The Schuyler Citizen – 1864

Schuyler County, Illinois

Died – Charles Johnson – at his resident on the 25th inst., of flux.  Aged 44 years.  The Schuyler Citizen, August 31, 1864

Died - Theodore Frederic Relker – in this place on the 28th inst., infant son of Charles and Elizabeth Relker.  The Schuyler Citizen, August 31, 1864

Died – Estella Pagget – on the 23rd inst., in this place.  Daughter of Mr. John Pagget, aged near 11 months.  The Schuyler Citizen, August 31, 1864

Died – Miss Hattie A. Angier – on Wednesday, August 10th, at the residence of her father, near Virginia, Cass County, in the 23rd year of her age.  The deceased made profession of religion in February 1860, while attending school in Rushville.  Upon her return home soon after, she united with Providence Presbyterian church at Virginia, Illinois.  During her connection with the church her life was a quiet, humble, consistent walking with God.  Her decease was very sudden, she being ill only five days.  Yet, whilst a large circle of friends and relatives deeply mourn her untimely end, they have the rich consolation of knowing that the summons did not find her unprepared.  Our loss is her eternal gain.  The Schuyler Citizen, August 31, 1864

Died – Mr. William G. Smith – on the 5th instant, at his residence, 5 miles south of Rushville, aged 48 years.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

Died – Robert Hinton – at his residence, in this place, on the 31st inst., of consumption, aged about 40 years.  He has been a resident of this place about thirty years.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

Died – infant Booker – on the 2nd instant, in this place, an infant child of Thomas and Ann Booker, aged 3 days.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

Died – Mary Alice Ryan – on Monday, August 29th, infant daughter of John and Margaret Ryan, aged one year, two months and seventeen days.  “This lovely bud, so young and fair, called hence to early doom, Just came to show how sweet a flower, in paradise would bloom.”  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

Died - David Frame and Austin Louderman, both young men, citizens of Littleton Township, and members of Company I, 62nd Illinois Volunteers, were brought through this place en route for their homes.  Mr. Louderman died on Saturday last, and Mr. Frame on Monday.  They both died in hospital at Mattoon.  They were brought home by Nelson Ainsworth and James Bates, of the same company, who came home on furlough.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

Died – Mr. John Sites – a member of Company I, 62nd Illinois Volunteers, died at pine Bluffs, Arkansas, on the 4th of August.  His wife only heard of it a few days ago.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

Died – Mr. Orland Meacham – of Company G, 73rd Illinois Volunteers, formerly a citizen of this county, who was wounded by a ball shattering his arm at the battle of Peachtree Cree, died recently of his wound at Chattanooga.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

Died – Mr. Lewis Archer – information has just reached here of the death of Mr. Lewis Archer of this county, who enlisted as a recruit in Company I, 64th Illinois Volunteers, took sick on the 10th of June, and was sent back to the hospital where he died.  The Schuyler Citizen, September 7, 1864

John J. Crittenden Alexander Biography

from Warren County, Kentucky – Biographies

John J. Crittenden Alexander was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, June 19, 1842. He is the third in a family of five sons: Robert, James, Crittenden, Charles and Henry, and seven daughters: Mary, Martha, Sallie, Carrie, Julia, Pamelia and Eliza. The mother, Pamelia (Allen) Alexander, is yet living. The father, John D. Alexander, a philanthropist, died in 1854. In 1844 he removed to Warren County, Kentucky, where he resided until his death. He was a son of John Alexander, whose father, John, was a native of Virginia, and removed to Cumberland County, Kentucky, being one of the first settlers in that county. The descendants of John Alexander, Sr., can be numbered by thousands, and are prominent in almost every state in the union. They are far above mediocrity and noted for their energy and tact for pushing whatever enterprise they enter into, or whatever vocation they follow. John J. Crittenden Alexander received his early education in the common schools of Warren County, and finished with a course in Cecilian College. At the age of nineteen took a situation as clerk in a drug store, where he remained until 1872. Having a natural taste for horticultural pursuits, he has given his attention principally to that business for the last twelve years, and is now the proprietor of the most extensive orchards in southern Kentucky. He was married, in 1868, to Miss Sallie Carpenter. They are blessed by the birth of four sons: Dabney, Edward, Franklin and Charles, and two daughters: Beatrice and Ida.

Abram Kulp Obituary


from The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

Wednesday, March 31, 1897

Abram Kulp, a highly respected member of the Society of Shakers, Pleasant Hill, died Sunday, aged sixty-eight years.  For more than sixty years he lived at the village and was for many years a farm deacon, understanding his business and attending to it with industry and energy.  A week ago he got upon his faithful horse, Pilot, and, as if stricken with vertigo, fell off on the other side and lay unconscious.  He was soon taken to a comfortable room, but never again became conscious.  A month previous to this accident he was found on the Pleasant Hill and Danville Road lying under his prostrate horse.  So soon as Messrs. Caldwell and Brown had dragged him out, the horse, of his own volition, got up.  Brother Kulp’s left collar bone was broken but otherwise he seemed to be uninjured.  The funeral was conducted yesterday in the solemn and simple manner of the Society, and his remains were consigned to their last resting place by his father and other relatives who had been faithful Shakers.  He was not only popular with his people, but a favorite with all who knew him, many of our citizens attending the obsequies.


Both photos taken at Pleasant Hill, Shaker Village, Mercer County, Kentucky.

Popular Grove Baptist Church Cemetery


Popular Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

Russell County, Kentucky


Joseph A. Lucas, October 4, 1857 – October 25, 1936


Odos H. LaFavers, Tec 5 US Army, World War II

April 20, 1925 – July 5, 2010


Peter F. Foley, born August 14, 1834, died December 30, 1916

A friend to his country and a believer in Christ.

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Henry Law, Virginia, Private, Militia, Revolutionary War


This veteran and wife are buried directly across the highway.


This beautiful little church and cemetery is located on Highway 127 South, just 3 miles from the Casey County border.