Saturday, November 24, 2012

Adair County was formed from Green County in
December 1801. Henry Aton appears on the first
tax list for Adair County, Kentucky in 1802 when
he was taxed for owning 75 acres on the drains of
Leatherwood and having one male over the age
of 21 years of age living in his household. Daa,
yes, that would have been Henry himself.

The above deed is dated 1803. In my view, this
deed to Isaac would strongly indicate that Henry
had been married (at least once) before he married
Febe (Phoebe) in Mercer County, Virginia (now
Kentucky). I don't know the legal age for a male
to own property in Kentucky in 1803, but Henry and
Febe had only been married about 11 years at the time.
It seems odd to me that Henry would sell 100 acres
complete with house and animals to an eleven year

Thursday, September 27, 2012


In an earlier posting I stated that Joseph Fletcher was probably the father of Elizabeth Fletcher who married William Lockhart. Well, that is incorrect. Elizabeth’s father was John Fletcher. The following information comes from research done by a Fletcher cousin, Patty Black. Marriages of Patrick County, Virginia, 1791-1850, Lela C. Adams Southern Historical Press, Jan 1, 1984 Elizabeth Fletcher married William Lockhart, daughter of John Fletcher. Surety, John Fletcher and witnessed by George Penn. Dated 2-21-1792. “Apparently John Fletcher was married first to a lady, whose name is unknown, then to Mirram Parr and then Lillyann Russell……. ”it looks as if your Elizabeth was from the unknown marriage. My own line, apparently, came from the unknown line. I don't even have a first name.” Elizabeth Fletcher and William Lockhart are my 3rd great grandparents. This makes John Fletcher and his unknown wife my 4th great grandparents.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Photo of Zachariah and Keziah De Pauw Collier. Keziah was the sister of
Mary Elizabeth De Pauw Gabbert my 3rd great grandmother. After the death
of his father and mother, Joseph Lockhart my great grandfather lived with
Keziah and her husband and is recorded on the 1850 census as a farm
hand living with them.

Photo: Linda C. Alt

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Listing in the 1936 Indianapolis, Indiana city directory.
Lockhart, Ralph F.(Dorothy D.), carp(enter), h(ome)
703 Mozart av(enue).
I have had no luck finding a Mozart avenue in
Indianapolis on current Indianapolis maps.

The indexed 1940 census is due to be published
sometime this year so maybe I will have better
luck then.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


This is a digitally cleaned version of the consent given by John and Mary Owens to marry Henry Aton in Mercer County, Virginia (now Kentucky). If my figures are correct and the dates on the 1810 and 1820 census and Henry's tombstone are correct, Henry would have been around 31 years old. If those dates are correct, this COULD have been Henry's second marriage. I am assuming, since she needed permission to marry, that Febe (Feby or Phoebe) would have been under the age of 18.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

It appears that I have found another family.
January 25, 1792 Febe (Phoebe) Owens, daughter of John and Mary Owens, married Henry Aton in Mercer County, Kentucky. Henry and Phoebe are my 3rd great grandparents, so that makes John and Mary Owens my 4th great grandparents.

I am searching for the marriage bond and any records on the Owens family.

In case you don’t remember, Henry and Phoebe Aton are the parents of Emily J. Aton Shull.