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Old 04-15-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Interesting! I found some very detailed information about my genealogy by just doing a Google search.

I had heard that I had an ancestored name Pearl Morris who was killed in a Civil War skirmish in Lee Co Virginia in 1865- which didn't make sense from a timeline perspective since his son wasn't born until 1875

I found a page that states that Richard Pearl Morris was killed at Keokee on the VA side of Black Mountain. He had a son, Richard Pearl Morris JR who was 16 at the time

He was married in Harlan Co in 1856 - so my family has been in Kentucky since before the Civil War. I thought they didn't move from Virginia to Black Mountain KY until 1910. My great grand father owned the highest point in KY until selling it and moving to Lynch to become a miner.

It also correctly states that RP's father (Elias) was born in Wilmington, NC in 1810. Elias's father was born in Cardiff Wales

Here's the link: The Search Continues
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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I think there was a Pearl Morris in Cumberland, Ky. 5 miles from Lynch.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I think there was a Pearl Morris in Cumberland, Ky. 5 miles from Lynch.
Pearl is likely a name that passed through many generations. In my Morris branch Franklin is a common first or middle name. It was part of my grandfather, father, and brother's names
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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Check in the "Harlan County Forum", you might come up with something.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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Pearl Morris was my grandpa's grandad.. Pearl discovered the coal in Harlan, Kentucky & somewhere in VA, there is a museum of sorts with his gun and cabin and some other things, or so I hear. He (& his children & grandchildren) moved often between Lee County, Virginia & Harlan, Kentucky.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Pearl Morris was my grandpa's grandad.. Pearl discovered the coal in Harlan, Kentucky & somewhere in VA, there is a museum of sorts with his gun and cabin and some other things, or so I hear. He (& his children & grandchildren) moved often between Lee County, Virginia & Harlan, Kentucky.
Where did your branch end up? I don't have a single member of my dad's side living in Kentucky, they all moved to Cincinnati or Knoxville
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Where did your branch end up? I don't have a single member of my dad's side living in Kentucky, they all moved to Cincinnati or Knoxville
It is interesting how much of SE Ohio is full of these "hollers" of people from EKY who saw the north as an escape from the poverty of KY. Many of these people never thought of moving to Louisville or even Lexington for jobs.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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It is interesting how much of SE Ohio is full of these "hollers" of people from EKY who saw the north as an escape from the poverty of KY. Many of these people never thought of moving to Louisville or even Lexington for jobs.
When my aunts and uncles were moving to Cincinnati in the 1950s there wasn't that many jobs in Louisville and Lexington and NKY were practically farm towns.

Today its Kentucky that is draining Ohio of population.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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When my aunts and uncles were moving to Cincinnati in the 1950s there wasn't that many jobs in Louisville and Lexington and NKY were practically farm towns.

Today its Kentucky that is draining Ohio of population.
very weird phenomena. It is my belief that if KY was right to work and had tax laws like TN, it would be draining tons of population from OH, IN, PA, MI, and IL. Louisville would be more like Indianapolis in terms of economic importance and Lexington would be closer to Louisville or even Columbus. Louisville, Lexington, and NKy are doing fine, but not booming like they could given the failing economies in surrounding states....
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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Need some help finding out about all my family of Hightower in Harlan County.
especially Annanias N. Hightower from Ages
3.12. Annanias Nice Hightower b. Jul. 10, 1857 [Newport Cocke County Tennessee d. Apr. 26, 1942 Ages Harlan County died of a Chronic Heart Attack buried in BROOKSIDE Cemetery Ages, Harlan Co KY.
In the 1930 census for Frozen, Harlan County, KY, he was enumerated as A. N. HIGHTOWER, laborer in coal mines and shown as a widower in the household of his son, John.
In 1897 Nice was in Proctor, Red Ash, KY where the non-union mines Proctor Coal Co was operating
Nice was married three times.
He married (1) Susan Craig, married 13 Jun 1878 in Anderson Co, TN, b. 1860 their children were, Barstel, Robert, Lela and Mattie.
He married (2) Lassie Bowers, married 18 Nov 1898 in Anderson Co, TN their child was, Virgil Hightower.
He married 1899/1900,(3) Lydia Belle Hubbard, b. 15 (or 06) Sep 1884/85 in Lily, Laurel County, KY, d. 5/6 Jun 1929 in Harlan Co, KY, buried in BROOKSIDE Cemetery, Ages Harlan Co, KY. Lydia: Died of a Ruptured Appendix.
4.6. John Henry Hightower Sr. b. 3 Sep 1901 Jellico Campbell County Tennessee – d. Jun. 21, 1977 Martinsville Morgan County Indiana,
Burial: Resthaven Cemetery Keith Harlan County Kentucky wife Anna Oliver b. May 21, 1905 Williamsburg Whitley County Death: Jan. 28, 1969
Martinsville Morgan County Indiana Burial: Resthaven Cemetery Keith Harlan County Kentucky,
Their Children were
5.1 Hightower, John “Johnny” H. Jr. Aug. 31, 1924 Brookside Harlan County Kentucky, d. Jun. 24, 2000 Ages Harlan County Burial: Resthaven Cemetery
Keith Harlan County Kentucky, Spouse Vera Adelaide Lyon/Schmidt Hightower b. Jun. 14, 1930 New York d. Sep. 22, 1999 Ages Harlan County Kentucky Burial: Resthaven Cemetery Keith Harlan County John Hightower lived Las Vegas 1n 1996
5.2 Anna Pauline “Annie” Hightower b. Oct. 19, 1927 Brookside Harlan County Kentucky, d. Apr. 6, 1996 Helena Lewis and Clark County Montana, married William C. Campbell (Camel)
Their children are
6.1 Johnny Campbell b abt. 1950 was living in Indiana, raised for the most part at Ages.
6.2 William “Bill” Jr. Campbell b. abt. 1953 was living in Indiana, raised for the most part at Ages.
5.3 Marie Hightower, married Bill Henegar lived Akron, Ohio in 1996
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