Katherine Banks my 8th G-Grandmother and John F Kennedy’s. Our Connection!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 17-10-2015

A great deal of research has gone in to connecting my family with JFK’s, our 35th President. It is already been added to my Family Tree with Citations and sources.

Here is a snapshot of the connection…Newly updated Chart:

Chart comprised by Carolyn Davidson Hicks

Chart comprised by Carolyn Davidson Hicks

What is interesting is Katherine Banks 1st husband, my 8th Great Grandfather’s father died of the Black Plaque in 1616 his name was also Joseph Royall and his wife Catherine died during the same plaque. They are both buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields Churchyard
Westminster City of Westminster Greater London, England. If his son Joseph Royall had not come to the new world, he would have most likely perished too….

Here is an interesting article about Katherine Banks! http://www.courier-herald.com/bookmark/5022758/blog+entry-KATHERINE+BANKS

New Addition to the website

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 17-10-2015

Thanks to Misty Hamilton Smith, I now have my Family Tree embedded in to the website. You can now look at each name, click on it and review.

There are many exciting changes planned for the website as well as the next book I am working.

This new book is more of a story telling book with many very interesting memories handed down my family lines. Interviews with others that still have these true living memories of our Ancestors.

A new photo album feature will be added in the near future, so stay tuned!

 

Some old research documents and photos!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 12-02-2014

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To see some of my old research documents and photos, just click here! I will be adding a new page soon for all the new information collected.

Genetic Genealogy, the only way to build an accurate family tree!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 12-02-2014

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After all the research, names, places of birth, marriage and death… I decided to have my DNA tested. Thats when all the questions really started for me.  New resources, easier access to facts brought me to the point of starting over!

As I start this new project, I know I have tons of more work ahead of me no doubt!

As a friend said, “you know everyone has 2 family trees the paper trail and the genetic side.” So true…

 

Our Group on Facebook

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 12-02-2014

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I started a group on Facebook called Amos Collins Family Tree! If you are on Facebook and you believe you are related to Amos Collins, please stop in and join in on the conversations!

UPDATE: We ave made the tree private but if you would like to join, just request to be my friend and let me know why! I will add you as a friend and then to the group!

 

 

A Walk with my Ancestors! New Book

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 06-02-2014

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I am now fact checking the old book and finding many area’s that need updating as well as new information to add. So, stop in at our Facebook Group if you have not joined already, and share in the excitement as we all start getting our DNA results back, share new information we have just discovered, or photos and stories you may not have heard before!

Meanwhile, we are revamping the website to make it easier to find things, and to read! At some point in the future, the new eBook will be ready so keep checking  back!

1880 Census of some of the Davidson and Sizemore family!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 20-06-2013

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1880 Census, Leslie Co, KY—- District 1—– Census taken June 14, 1880

Household of John Davidson

John Davidson, age 34 yrs, Farmer. Born KY, parents born VA.
Susan Davidson, wife. age 41 yrs, keeping house. Born KY. father born VA. Mother b. KY
Sallie A. daughter, 11 yrs, born KY
Franklin, son. age 11 yrs, born KY.
Larcinda (or Lurcinda) daughter age 5yrs, born KY
Robert, son, 3 yrs, born KY.
Samual, son, 1 yrs, born KY.
Abject Sizemore, Stepson, 20yrs born KY. Parents born KY. ((not sure of spelling of his given name, could not read))
Margaret Sizemore, daughter in law, 22 yrs, born KY. ( this is the wife of Abject)
Taylor Sizemore, stepson, 18 yrs. born KY. Parents born KY.
Mahala Sizemore, stepdaughter, 12 yrs. born KY. Parents born KY.

It appears grandmother Susan was married to a Sizemore, before she married my g- grandfather John Davidson.

Living next door to John & Susan Davidson, is a William Sizemore, and his wife Sandy.

John C. Davidson, married Susan Sizemore, 20 Feb 1868, Clay Co, KY.

Great grandparents.

Susans 2nd marriage. Perhaps her first husband was killed in the Civil War Just a guess.

The Draft Registration gave the info on the blue eyes and black hair, for Franklin, and said he marked his name with an X,
Russel Sisemore ( Sizemore) married Susan Couch, Dec 3, 1857 in Clay Co, KY.

This is Susans first husband.

Eli Couch, married Mary E. Napier, Jan 31, 1895, Clay Co, KY
Susan Couch, who married 1st Russell Sizemore, is your g-grandmother, She married 1st Russell Sizemore and he died 3 March 1863.

Susan then married John A. Davidson

Eli Couch, married Mary E. Napier, Jan 03, 1895, Clay Co, KY
1920 Census, Leslie Co, KY…. Big Creek…. District 153
Census taken 4th & 5th Jan 1920

Household # ..7

John Davidson, age 78 yrs. Farmer. Owns farm. Can read & write. Born KY…Both parents born VA. ( born ca 1842)
Susan. ( wife) 83 yes, Can read, cannot write. Born KY… Both parents born KY.
(born ca 1833)

Household #..8

Frank Davidson, age 48 yrs.. Farmer, Owns farm… Can read & write… Born KY… Both parents born KY.
Emerian, ( wife) age 42 yrs…. Can read & write.. Born KY… Both parents born KY.
Laura, daughter, 23 yrs..Single… Can read & write.. Born KY.. Both parents born KY.
Susie, daughter, age 14 yrs.. Single.. Can read & write.. Born KY.. Both parents born KY.
Armilda, daughter, age 13 yrs.. Single.. Can read & write.. Born KY.. Parents born KY.
Johnny, son, age 10 yrs..Single.. Can read & write..Born KY..Parents born KY.
Noah, son, age 7 yrs.. Single.. Born KY..Parents born KY.
Roe, son, age 3 1/2.. Single… Born KY….Parents born KY.
Morrow, son, age 1/12…Single.. Born KY…Parents born KY.

Household #..9

Rev, Jas (Jase??) Napier, 67 yrs. Farmer, Owns farm.. Can read & write..Born KY.. Both parents born KY. (born ca 1853)
Lizzie (wife) 57 yrs, Cannot read or write…. Born KY… Father born France.. Mother born KY.
(( Born ca 1863))

Note: this sheet of census records is all Couch, Sizemore, etc.

Note: Possible, this Rev Jas Napier, is the father of Emeriar Napier Davidson, but his wife Lizzie, would be to young to be Emeriar mother’s

We know your great grandparents John & Susan Davidson were still living, on Jan 4th & 5th, 1920. As they were living next door to your grandparents Frank and Emma Davidson.
Civil War Records

Enlistment: 15 December 1862, Union.. State Served: KY
Side Served: Union. Unit Number 748 748
Service Records. Enlisted as a Private on 15 December 1862. Enlisted in Company L , 14th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky on 13 February 1863.
Died Company L , 14th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky on 03 March 1863 in Irvine, KY.

This was my great grandmother Susan Couch 1st husband.

I have not found where she file for a pension. But she was already married by the time people were filing for pensions, but you would think the children would or could have filed.
1880 Census, Leslie Co, KY. District 61. Census was taken 21 June 1880.

Household of Ezekier Napier.

Ezekier Napier, 40 yrs old, born KY. Parents born KY. Cannot read or write, Farmer
Martha (wife) 35 yrs old, born KY. Parents born KY. Cannot read or write. Keeping house.
Jackson, son, 16 yrs, born KY. Parents born KY. Cannot read or write. Working on farm.
Pollie, daughter, 12 yrs, born KY. Parents born KY.
Ballard, son, 9 yrs, born KY. Parents born KY.
Felix, son, 6 yrs old, born KY. Parents born KY.
Emmerian, daughter, 4 yrs old, born KY. Parents born KY.( note was spelled with 2 M)
Sallie A. daughter, 5/12 age. Born KY. Parent born KY.

Next door is a:
Henry Napier, age 18 yrs, married, farming. Born KY. parents born KY.
Marian, (wife) 18 yrs, born KY.

I’m sure this is the son of Ezekier & Martha. And would be an older brother to Emerian.

Download your FREE copy of Living Memories!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 16-08-2010

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My book is now complete! There will be a revised edition later on as more information comes through but for now, I am considering it done. This is a large file so it will take several mintues to open.

Enjoy

http://carolyndavidsonhicks.com/book/LivingMemories.pdf

Living Memories Book, rough draft is ready for review

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology, My Life | Posted on 03-01-2010

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http://carolyndavidsonhicks.com/book/LivingMemoriesRoughDraft.pdf

Second Edition is now being written, check back for a copy of the rough draft of that book as well! Final copy will be publish in hardback form! Information on how to purchase your copy will be on this page when it is ready…

Writers Block

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Geneology | Posted on 12-09-2009

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One thing I have discovered is the cure to writers block! Go camping in an RV and have wireless connection.  Without all the distractions of everyday life,  your mind can get flooded with memories of your childhood. Since my book is about my childhood and past memories of relatives long since gone, this is great! My deadline is the end of the month to get it all down. I’ve made progress.