My mind seems pretty stuck in old Kentucky…the synchronicities keep drawing me to something? I’m not sure what I am looking for right now? I have never had much luck researching this branch of the family tree. Today I went down to the basement and pulled out my box of research. In that box I found a generic list of questions that I had asked both grandmothers. I looked over the answers and decided to go with an area we had discussed more than once. Stinking Creek sticks out as a name and it was part of the Roaring Fork in Knox County Kentucky. My answer list stated that my grandmother lived in Roaring Fork longer than anywhere else in her childhood so that’s what I put in the search bar.
I’m still in shock with what popped up!!! It’s always exciting to find something real in the genealogy world! It turns out a man named Dwight D Warren made a hand drawn map of Roaring Fork on Stinking Creek in Knox County Kentucky. This a goldmine to me! I zoomed in on the important part….
There it is…the house my grandmother grew up in, the one her father built. I had to look up “wahoo” and it seems to be a type of elm tree, a winged elm? I also have in my notes that my grandmother was friends with a Sarah and Lindy Leath who are definitely neighbors according to this map. The fact that I found this on my first search has blown my mind for most of the day! I wish I had someone to share my excitement with…the Girl doesn’t care and my brothers have never seemed too interested so I have to be excited by myself. My grandmother would have been over the moon with excitement!!
It was pretty warm today and at dusk the Girl and I sat on the back porch and listened to the beginning of Front Range Radio. I left the back door open while we were out there. She didn’t like that too much, she was concerned with bugs. I told her that it would be fine, there weren’t any interior lights on and we were sitting right there. Europeans don’t have screens on their windows and they live…we were just letting some heat out of the kitchen for thirty minutes. It did help and the house cooled off some, I am not ready to turn the air on just yet.
I went to PT’s for breakfast this morning, it was so nice to see everyone again. We sat outside on the patio and there were seven of us…all with in the bullshit guidelines. I am the only one of the group that is against the masks and everything else that goes with that statement. I didn’t say anything, I just observed. I still find it shocking that so many people don’t question and just follow. I’m not built that way, never have been. I was grateful for the nice weather and it was good to see PT in person. I miss my friend.
The Girl and I did a tiny bit of running around and then we were home for the day. I don’t get too many days where I just chill but today was one of them. I did a little genealogy “digging” but found nothing other than my big find from the first search. I did send out an email with some inquiries but that was about it. I still think I need to physically go there to do the research. I guess we will see….Zia