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Old 05-27-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Pendleton County, KY
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I can't compete with you guys. My family's only been in this country since 1966. But I've lived in Kentucky for the past 27 years.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Mine settled for the first time in southern Christian County in the early 1800s. Part of Ft. Campbell is on land formerly owned by my family. My wife is super super big on geneology. When we saw that things were getting serious between us she got all excited! She had another family to work on! lol Took over 400 pages to trace us back to the Lord Mayor of London in 1550! Her family and mine were "kissin' cousins" in the mid-1800s. lol
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Mine settled for the first time in southern Christian County in the early 1800s. Part of Ft. Campbell is on land formerly owned by my family. My wife is super super big on geneology. When we saw that things were getting serious between us she got all excited! She had another family to work on! lol Took over 400 pages to trace us back to the Lord Mayor of London in 1550! Her family and mine were "kissin' cousins" in the mid-1800s. lol
How interesting! How hard is it to do? What I have is based on what my great grandma wrote and a few others.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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One more tidbit: My great grandfather used to own the highest point in KY (Black Mountain) and sold it to the government for the radar station. He lived in a tiny community called Rock House
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Since 1980... my family's all from Indiana and Maryland before that. Dad took a position with an ophthalmologist group here in town and my mom got accepted to UK Law School so they moved here from our family's "stronghold" of Indianapolis. Not much of a story I know...
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I can't compete with you guys. My family's only been in this country since 1966. But I've lived in Kentucky for the past 27 years.
where are they from originally?
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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One more tidbit: My great grandfather used to own the highest point in KY (Black Mountain) and sold it to the government for the radar station. He lived in a tiny community called Rock House
How much does a mountain go for if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Pendleton County, KY
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where are they from originally?
My father is from Hungary, my mother from Germany. Long story short, he immigrated here in the late 50's (following the Hungarian Revolution), went to college, joined the army, and got stationed in Germany, where my Mom was working as a civilian secretary for the colonel under which he served. When his tour was up, he brought her back to the US, they got married, and next thing you know, I was born. It was 1966 when they came here together, but technically my family's been here longer if you look only at my dad's side.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Mine did too but I think they started out in Maryland and Virginia.
About the same, they come over and landed in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey ... most were Quakers but were kicked out for taking up arms to fight the British. The other side of the family landed in South Caroline and moved to KY after the Civil War when they had lost all they had. Including myself there are a bunch of genealogist in the family and have 1000 of pages of records and 100's of year of history.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thank y'all for the info, I find this stuff interesting!
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