The year is 1885, it’s 10 years after the first Kentucky Derby and 100 years before REO Speedwagon decided they couldn’t fight that feeling anymore. John and Mary Belle Tucker live in Robertson County, Kentucky. The population of the county in 2010 was 2,300. In 1880, it was double that, which still isn’t very many people. It is the least populated county in the state and the smallest by area.Continue reading “John Tucker Did Die”
William H. Vitt was born in Mount Healthy, Ohio on October 13, 1896 to Katherine Vitt. His short life involves a few mysteries. Katherine, a single mother, was 34 years old at the time of the birth.Continue reading “Engulfed in Sawdust”
Family history research, genealogy, ancestry, it’s all just the study of past relatives. It takes on a different form depending on who does the research and what the purpose is. For many Americans, genealogical research is about finding where our families came from. For others the request can be more specific. Maybe a relative died at war, ran a successful business, or was rumored to be a criminal and you just want to know more about them. All of those are good reasons to dive into historical documents.