So I’ve only gotten partially through my latest goal of getting through Jemima‘s descendants. In fact, I’ve only gotten halfway through the children of Henry Jefferson Spence before getting stuck on child number 6, Millard Melvin Spence and descendants for the last week. I tend to get stuck like this when there is just enough information to keep me digging trying to figure out just what happened to a family. I think I am about ready to accept what I have and finish this family’s section, but knowing that there are 4 more children for Henry Jefferson Spence, I also wanted to at least post that I am still here and still working to get all of Jemima‘s descendants documented!
This is so exciting to have found so many descendants of Jemima. When I first started this venture in 2007, there was so very little that I knew about Jemima’s children. Most of the research on Henry H., William, and Shadrack has been done by Bobby Dobbins Title (descendant of Nancy Maryland Corel) and shared on her blog, Immortal Nobodies.
Henry Jefferson “Jeff” Spence was the first child born to Martha Jane McGlothlin and John Spence. He was born September 14, 1856 in Lawrence County, Kentucky1. In 1884 he married Mary Anna “Annie” Ratliff2. Mary Anna Ratliff was born to Louvina Hunt and Robert Ratliff (son of Mary Jane McGlothlin) April 13, 1868 in Virginia3. In 1885 the couple was living with Annie’s parents4. Jeff and Annie had nine children.
- Ancestry.com. Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=kybirths&h=395944&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 5/4/2009) ↩
- Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District:. Birth date: Apr 1868; Birth place: Kentucky; Marriage date: 1884; Marriage place: ; Residence date: 1900; Residence place: Pittsburg City, Crawford, Kansas. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&h=16606914&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 12/22/2016) ↩
- Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Mary Ann Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=57965334&indiv=try> (accessed 23 February 2012) ↩
- Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Birth date: abt 1861; Birth place: Kentucky; Residence date: 1 Mar 1885; Residence place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ksstatecen&h=193611&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 12/22/2016) ↩
David and Robert Emmitt McGlothlin may or may not be connected to John McLaughlin and Judith Leathers, but so much research has been done in an attempt to prove or disprove a connection, which I am unable to do either, I thought it might be beneficial for some if I posted the information I had found.