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S.J. S. (#47135648)
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Researching family members from Knox, Whitley, Laurel Counties in Kentucky.
Elliott, Rickett, Hart, Hammons, McKeehan.
Also Family from Ohio, Cincinnati and surrounding area.
Knapp, Stath, Kinross, Schaefer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Tammy Grigsby
RE: Ernest Elliott Smith
My Grandpa was cremated. I am honestly not sure as to who has the ashes,more than likely it is my uncle William Smith, but I do not speak to that side of my family but once in a blue moon. As for my dad I could post his grave, but I am not sure how to work this website. I had forgotten I was even associated with it until I received your messages to my email.
Added by Tammy Grigsby on Nov 06, 2015 11:38 AM
Elliott /Rickett
Hello SJS, I have noticed that our paths have crossed on my road of discovering my family past. I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions. Can you email me, so we can chat. Please and thank you
Added by A.lynn on Mar 15, 2015 8:47 PM
John Ferdinand Knapp 1845-1915
Open Letter to everyone who has a "Public" Tree on Ancestry that includes John Ferdinand Knapp. I am providing some possibility of a significant advance in your Knapp Genealogy if you will have an open mind on one fact and spend some time looking into what I am forwarding.
My wife is descended from Casper Heinrich Knapp b.1823 in Herringhausen, Hanover ,Germany. In the 1850 Census Image 293 of 344 Casper is living in the same house as 2 of his Brothers, "George" Knapp and "Henry" Knapp (Spelled Knepp in this record). Years ago I took Marriage and Cincinnati City Directory that Casper immigrated cir.1842 and searched for him in Immigration. I found he arrived 5 July 1842, Baltimore, Departed Bremen, Origin Ostercappeln, Ship Agnes. At the Norwood Family History Center, I looked to see if Catholic Church Records for Ostercappeln were on permanent loan. They were! I searched for Casper and found his birth 24 July 1823 to Franz Heins Knop and Ann Marie Margarete Bürk. I found 8 children of that couple. Two of them are Gerhard Franz Knop b.17 Dec 1810 (who used "George" in the 1850 Census) and Adam Heinrich Knapp b.1 Mar 1814 (Using the name "Henry" in the 1850 Census).
If you follow Knapp in City Directories, you find George disappears around 1858. You also find a Hamilton County Probate Will and entries relating to his wife and children 1858. I recorded the source as Wills Filed with probate Court of Hamilton County, Ohio 1791-1901, Lois E Hughes, Archives & Rare Books, University of Cincinnati (it is possible this is now on the internet via UC's website).
The family for George in 1850 is:
OH, Hamilton, Cincinnati, 8th Ward, Stamped 745, 22Aug, 1850. Family 2522
(in same house with Casper & Henry)
Mary " 37 F Ger
John " 5 M OH
Henry " 1 M OH

The family in 1860 is:
1860 Census OH Hamilton, Cincinnati Wd-8 p100, 12 June 1860 424/866
Knapp, Mary 47 f Washerwoman 1800 40 Hanover
, Mary 7 f school OH
& Renters

The family in 1870 is:
1870 Census OH Hamilton Cincinnati p40 Stamped 277 14 June 1870 311/522
Knapp, Mary 57 f Keep house 4000 Hanover
, John 25 M Cabinet Maker OH
, Mary 17 f Seamstress OH
& Renters

I believe further study will convince you this is the family of origin of John Ferdinand Knapp in your Tree and the person who died Dec 1909 was a different individual (you don't find him in 1860 nor 1870).
I could provide more but am about to run out of Ancestry Word Count. Send me a Msg give me your e-mail and I will provide more. Germans had 3 Given names and used 2 of them in the US.
Enlseldomread @ (removing the spaces before and after @)
Added by Walter on Sep 03, 2012 9:02 AM
RE: Polly Elliott
Thanks for the info. I'm waiting to hear back from someone at U of L to see if they know what happened with remains that had been sent to them. She may have also been buried at Kentucky State Hospital.
Added by Squad546 on Jul 21, 2011 9:21 PM

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