|E L Hon (#47690972)|
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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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Floral hills cem. We talked about a "hon couple" buried here. Even though you said they might not be related, I WILL NOT add their grave record, just add it to an existing Hon in floral hills, then you can keep it for further research. You can then delete it. let me know.
|Tom Tosh||Mary Helton grave marker|
Thanks so much for the photo, and thanks for taking the time and effort to get that. I appreciate it.
Added by Tom Tosh on Sep 09, 2013 3:35 PM
|DONALD MASSIE||Martha Hickman|
I want to thank you for the excellent picture of Martha' headstone.
|djtruitt||Your Hon Family|
I just came across your findagrave profile, and I have read your story about your Hon family, and I have also looked at their memorials and ready about their lives. You have done a wonderful job with your research. Sometimes in our busy day-to-day lives we forget about those who lived in those horrendous times and the terrible things they went through. Your memorials are certainly moving, and they touched me deeply.
Debbie Truitt, Ottumwa, Iowa
Added by djtruitt on Aug 26, 2013 11:14 AM
|Record Keeper||Swiney & Pickle Photos|
Thank you so much for taking the time to find and photograph the memorials of Mary & Littleberry Swiney and Virginia Swiney Pickle. I really appreciate all the effort.
|Rebecca McCraw||Harris & Snead Families|
Thank you so much in getting these headstone photos for me. I appreciate it very much.
|Sallie Cox||Lane Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee|
Thanks so much for photographing the tombstone for me.
|Lynn Hotchkiss||Barney Pickens Orr|
Thank you for the photo. I would love to get to Marshall County someday. It may never happen, so I really appreciate folks like you who can get us the next best thing.
for the photograph of the Bond family headstone, I really appreciate it.
Added by Robert on Aug 21, 2013 7:05 PM
Thanks for taking and posting the pictures.
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