James Pickens Page is Up

I have uploaded the page for James Pickens. Now to tell you all why I am so excited about this update!

I was looking for a picture of the old Pioneer Cemetery, also known as the Mt. Oread Cemetery, and surfing some Kansas sites. In my surfing, I came across a picture that is included in the Library of Congress American Memory Collection. It is a photo of the Survivors of Quantrill’s Raid in 1913. I have offered two links to the photo. The first shows the original size photo as provided by the Library of Congress. The second is an enlarged photo to better study the individuals in the picture.

To see the full size or enlarged size, don’t forget to click on the photo once it loads, or the square that may appear in earlier versions of Internet Explorer.

The next child to be updated will be Jemima. Unfortunately we do not know of any present day generations of Jemima’s descendants. This may make things a bit more difficult in finding an image to post with Jemima, as well as being able to provide much content.

Jemima was the oldest child of William and Rebecca. She was one of two sisters who married McGlothlin’s. I have not yet found the exact relationship of the two McGlothlin’s that married the Corel’s, but the day is early yet!

You will notice that I have added a couple of links to my blog, as well as the website. The first is to the Digital Cemetery. This site is the site of a very kind lady in Johnson County, Kansas. I emailed with her back and forth several times over the past weekend, and she was kind enough to send me photos of the Justice graves. The transcriptions of the Shawnee Cemetery where Cosby Jane and so many of her descendants are interred are not yet uploaded, which makes her assistance that much more valuable! Linda, the Digital Cemeterian, was also kind enough to tell me who the next stone was for, after the Justice family. She could never have imagined how excited I would be by this little tidbit of info! The next family name is McGee! The individuals under this tombstone are Ralph and Minnie. I have no idea who Ralph and Minnie are, but I am fairly certain that we will find that they are also descendants of William and Rebecca. Linda has been so helpful in searching through her database that isn’t fully complete yet to find all of the Justice stones in the Shawnee Cemetery, I just couldn’t ask for her to also search the McGee’s. But I did request that she let me know once she gets the transcription uploaded and online!

The next link I have added is to Family Lineage Investigations located in Kentucky and operated by Teresa Martin Klaiber. If you scroll down on this page and look at the ‘Klaiber Genealogy’, you will see that one of the names included is McGlothlin. Teresa’s husband, James, is a descendant of Rebecca Ann Corel and Robert Emmitt McGlothlin, through their son James P. McGlothlin. Teresa has emailed with me a few times, and she has been very kind in sending me a descendant report of Rebecca Ann and other information that I will be able to add to Rebecca’s page! Teresa also offers professional research services for Northeastern Kentucky, for anyone who is interested.

I hope that you all enjoy this update as much as I have enjoyed working on it. I have not had the opportunity to sit down and scrutinize the photo from the Library of Congress, so if anyone has the time to look and thinks they may have found James Pickens in the photo, please email me or leave a comment here!