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E L Hon (#47690972)
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Bio Photo My 6th Great Grandparents, Joseph & Maria Hon, along with their 4 children, one of those being my 5th Great Grandfather, Joseph Hon Jr., were living in Ruddles Fort, Cynthiana, Kentucky in 1780 when it was surrounded & attacked by British soldiers & 700-800 Indians of different tribes. Joseph Sr was away from the fort during the time of the attack. Upon his return, he found his wife, 3 daughters, & his only son had been taken captive during this attack.

Joseph Jr was only 6 years old on the day of this attack. He was held captive by unknown Indians for up to 12 years. Had he not survived this horrendous ordeal not one single person in my line of ancestry would have ever existed. I lovingly refer to him as simply "Joe Jr" & he is my hero.

Those in charge inside of the fort that housed German immigrants were forced to make an agreement to surrender after receiving canon fire to the fort. They made a "deal" with the British that they would surrender so long as they were under the protection of the British soldiers & not given over to the Indians.

However, as soon as the door to the fort was opened the Indians forced their way inside & promptly began a horrific massacre, killing approximately 28 inhabitants on the spot. They killed the old, the young, & even babies were brutally murdered in front of their parents.

The survivors were then forced to gather their belongings & were responsible for carrying their own belongings that now belonged to their captors. They were forced marched from Cynthiana, Kentucky to Detroit, Michigan. Some were then force marched on to Canada.

Maria, my 6th Great Grandmother was held captive for over 6 years by Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket. Catherine, her oldest daughter was one of the captives that were taken all of the way to Canada, that is where she lived out the rest of her life.

Anyway.... there is much more to this story, but this is how I became interested in digging deep into my family genealogy.

I found this website & have been thrilled by how many of my own family members have had memorial pages created by others & the many photos that I have found of their headstones. I know what that has meant to me personally, so I became a photo volunteer on this site.

If you are researching the Hon family I want to pass on the information that the John Fox Library in Paris Kentucky holds 98 pages of Hon family documentation from the National DAR. Contained in those papers is the book "A Narrative of a Hon Family: PA, NC, VA, KY, IL, AR, MD" by Walter Hon.They also have photocopies of John D. Hon bible records. Bible dated 1828. And also family records of Walter Hon. You can purchase these copies from the John Fox Library.
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Christin Craig
RE: Ernest & Angie Mitchell
You are very welcome for the photos! I really do enjoy looking for them so it is no problem at all. It was a beautiful weekend to go looking. Thank you very much for your kind words! It makes it all worth it. Have a great day!

Added by Christin Craig on Dec 14, 2014 2:20 PM
Rose Defoe
Lona and James Wells
Thanks for the photos for this couple. Their greatly appreciated. Rose
Added by Rose Defoe on Nov 23, 2014 11:20 PM
Charles B Lane
Thank you so much for the pic. Much appreciated!
Added by Sue on Nov 23, 2014 7:48 PM
Johnnie Zollinger
Thank you so much for the photo's for Mollie and James Coffey. I appreciate your help.

Added by Johnnie Zollinger on Sep 22, 2014 10:34 AM
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Ransom and Annie Powell
Thanks you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph Ransom and Annie's stone. I really appreciate all the effort.
Added by Record Keeper on Sep 21, 2014 4:01 AM
Mike St
Alice (Stephenson) Adams
Thanks so much for the pic.

Added by Mike St on Sep 20, 2014 8:42 AM
Adriene Brookes
Nancy Ella Woosley and Family
Thank you for taking and posting the photos of my great aunt Nancy Ella Woosley's gravestone, and those of her husband Erastus Jefferson and their children Grace Coggins and Henry Ethridge Woosley. Living across the country, visiting this cemetery would be impossible for me to accomplish. Your kindness in doing this is much appreciated. The photos are perfect.
Added by Adriene Brookes on Sep 20, 2014 8:38 AM
Michael Pitcock
Charles "Bud" Pickle
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for Charles "Bud" Pickle's headstone. The picture is great! Thank you, also, for your many significant contributions to the Find-A-Grave community.

Added by Michael Pitcock on Sep 20, 2014 6:43 AM
Thank you soooooooooo much. :)
Added by Cheryl on Sep 20, 2014 5:58 AM
Joe F. Moore Jr.
Caneer Grave Photo's
Thanks so much for posting these great pictures of my Caneer cousins! I really appreciate the time it takes to go out and do that!

Have a great week.
Added by Joe F. Moore Jr. on Sep 15, 2014 1:05 AM
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