|In this section we
will be listing the "Brick Wall Mysteries" of Pike County
Genealogy Society members. Hopefully, you will recognize some piece of a
mystery and be able to help solve it. As more information is discovered
on any mystery posted here, we will include that information. When we
have enough "solved" mysteries, we will create a new section
just for them!
If you have any information on any of these mysteries, please contact us.
Find out how to become a member so you, too, can have your mystery posted here.
There was a store called "6 Akers" in Bowling Green. Can anyone tell us what kind of store it was?
|Mystery Marriage License
On September 20, 1893, Louis T. Sanderson and Cora B. Wright were married in Ashley by J.D. Biggs pastor of the Bowling Green Baptist Church. Their license was witnessed by John Wright and Mrs. John Wright. Do you know who these people were? Are they YOUR ancestors? Help us find out more about these newlyweds.
See pictures of this license on our Mystery Marriage License page.
Many thanks to Ed for this timely information! We now have ancestors of Louis and Cora, how about descendants? Does anyone have any information on children? We look forward to hearing from you!
Many thanks to Bob for all of this wonderful information!
Our thanks to Pat Devoti!
|Dickie - Who was this small,
Our Second mystery is about a small boy who lived in the Ashley or New Hartford township east of Ashley toward the Louisville area. His name was Dickie and he had one arm. His age could have been anywhere from 6-13. He could be connected to any of the following families: Tinsley, Butler, Oden, Patterson, Lovell, Humphrey, Robinson, Srote, or Hostrip. It seems most likely he was attached to either the Butler or Tinsley family. We would like to know any information about this boy. Although we know he died very young, we don't know WHEN he died.
Many thanks to Terry for all that hard work! Sounds like a winner to us, at least until someone can prove anything different!
|Felix Buchanan - Where did he
Where is Felix Buchanan? He lived in Clarksville, Calumet Township in 1870 with wife and kids. The 1870 census shows:
BUCHANAN, Felix 40 M W
Felix and family are also found in the 1880 census:
BUCHANAN, Felix W M 58 married
gardener born KY, Mother born KY, Father born KY
Felix is not found in the 1900 census, and it is thought he may have died in 1881. Felix was the son of Evan BUCHANAN and he is known to have a brother, William B., who is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville. His son Albert ran a store in Clarksville. No other information is known.
Whose Bible is this?
The Genealogy Society recently came into possession of a family Bible. There is lots of family history in this Bible and we would very much like to see a family member get this big piece of their family puzzle. Included in this Bible are:
grandfather Winterton Cox born Dec.9, 1842
Grandma Harriet Cox died Feb.12, 1885
Elijah and Fannie's children:
The Bible has since been returned
to the Holland family and rests in the proper hands once again.
Who are these
people and where are these places?
A large number of pictures were found in the attic of the Biggs' House in the process of cleaning out the estate of Ethel Short. The house is located on Court Street in Bowling Green, across from the library, behind the rest home. The box containing these pictures literally fell out of the ceiling. The family kindly donated them to the genealogy library. If someone can identify the subjects of any of these pictures as family and would like to add the picture(s) to their personal collection, we would be happy to help you out. You can contact Audrey Jones or Rhonda Stolte Darnell with any information.
You will see that a few of these pictures have additional information with them. If something was written on the back, we have included it here. What you see is what we know!