Select Page

Location: Cumberland County KY

Biography of William Rayfield

WILLIAM RAYFIELD. This well-known and successful farmer and stock-man of Middle Fork, Reynolds County, Missouri, was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, in 1829, of which State his parents, John and Nancy (King) Rayfield, were also natives. They resided in Kentucky until the subject of this sketch was about one year old, then came by wagon to what is now Reynolds County, Missouri, and were among the very first settlers of this section, and for many years experienced severe hardships and privations, which always fall to the lot of the pioneer. Indians were very numerous in that early day, wild animals abounded in the woods, and there was a marked scarcity of white settlers. They improved a fine farm in this section, but it was long before they had anything but the barest necessities of civilized life. Their nearest market and post-office was Potosi, forty miles away, but they were very frequently compelled to go to St. Louis to market their farm products. Mr. Reynolds died just prior to the opening of the Civil War, having been an industrious farmer, a substantial citizen and an accommodating friend and neighbor. He and his wife, who died soon after the war, were worthy members of the Missionary Baptist Church. The maternal grandfather, William King, also came to Reynolds County in a very early day and here was engaged in farming until his...

Read More

Biography of Joseph F. Griffin

For more than a half century Joseph F. Griffin, of Ketchum, has resided in the northwest. A native of Kentucky, he was born in Cumberland County, December 10, 1831. The family is of Scotch origin, and the first American progenitors were early settlers of South Carolina and participants in many of the events which form the colonial history of the south. Jesse Griffin, the grandfather of our subject, was one of the pioneers of Kentucky, where occurred the birth of Burrell Bell Griffin, the father of Joseph. Having arrived at years of maturity he married Miss Sally Thogmorton a native of Tennessee, and a representative of an old family of North Carolina. They became the parents of twelve children, eleven of whom reached years of maturity, while nine are still living. In 1852 the family crossed the plains to Oregon, and settled on the Rogue River, where they took up a government donation claim, upon which the parents spent their remaining days. The father attained the age of seventy-three years, and the mother, surviving him two years, passed away at about the same age. They were members of the Christian church, and were held in the highest regard by their many friends. Mr. Griffin was educated in Missouri and Oregon. He was in his fifteenth year when he arrived in the latter state, and during his boyhood he alternated...

Read More

Cumberland County, Kentucky Census Records

1790 Cumberland County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1799 Cumberland County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Cumberland County, Kentucky KYGenWeb 1799 Tax List 1800 Cumberland County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Cumberland County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Cumberland County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Enumeration Burksville Cumberland Part 1 Cumberland Part 2 Cumberland Part 3 Cumberland Part 4 Index to Online Images Hosted at Doug Moore Genealogy Menu 1810 Census – Census Order 1810 Census – Alphabetical Order Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Cumberland County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Cumberland County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Cumberland County USGenWeb Archives Project Cumberland   Page no: 137 Cumberland   Page no: 154 Census Transcription Part 1 Census Transcription Part 2 Census Transcription Part 3 Census Transcription Part 4 Census Transcription Part 5 Census Transcription Part 6 Census Transcription Part 7 Census Transcription Part 8 Index to Online Images Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Cumberland...

Read More

Search


It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest