Mt Eden Photo Has Been Around

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Mt Eden Photo Has Been Around
By Tom Watson
Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The photo presented this week came to Little Union from Mount Eden after a stop in Taylorsville. It was bought at a yard sale in Mount Eden and sold at a yard sale on Town Hill, and that's where I bought it. Some people call the hill out of Taylorsville on the old Little Mount Road, Kentucky 44, "Town Hill," but I grew up hearing the hill leading out of Taylorsville toward Bloomfield called "Town Hill," so I've stayed with that interpretation.

But I'm old fashioned when it comes to Taylorsville. I call Railroad Street "Depot Street" because that's its actual name. I pronounce Garrard Street (GARE'-ed) because that's correct. So forgive me if I say you're wrong when you refer to Kentucky 44 leading east-bound out of Taylorsville as "Town Hill"

Okay, I'm ready to argue. Email me at or write to: Tom Watson, 5225 Little Union Road, Taylorsville, Ky., 40071.

In the meanwhile, we also need to figure out who the people are in the photo from Mount Eden.

Strangers who were actually cousins

This summer, some lady explorers stopped by Spencer County to look for their ancestors' records in the Courthouse. They were directed to me and I can't tell you how delighted I was to learn that I have Watson cousins in Florida and Louisiana.

One of them even told me the name of my great, great, great grandmother that I had never been able to find. She was Joseph Watson's first wife, Margaret Fields.

Joseph and Margaret had several children, including my great, great grandpa Tom Watson, who is buried in the Old Taylorsville Cemetery, sometimes called the Pioneer Cemetery, with his wife Sarah Rhoads (or sometimes spelled Rhodes).

I know you're not particularly interested in my tree, so I'm offering an entry here from the writings of the late historian Robert Moore and maybe you'll find a relation in it.

Origins of Some Northeastern Nelson Co. Families (Remember, what is now Spencer County south of the Salt River was mostly in Nelson County until Spencer was formed in 1824).

By Robert Moore


Prince William Co.

Bland, Calvert, Davis, Dial/Doyal, Foster, Grant, Grigsby, Harrison (Burr, Cuthbert, George), Hughes, Kincheloe, King (Valentine), Milton, Randolph, Selec(t)man,Tennill, Thomas

Fairfax Co.

Berkley, Cotton, Edwards, Gray (Drakeford),Gray (Richard's dau. Emily - Drakeford's kin?), Hammond (Gervis, Job), Moxley, O'Neal, Stone (Eli)

Loudoun Co.

Bayne, (originally Prince George's Co., Md. and Charles Co., Md. before that) Berkley, Bodine, Carter, Coombs (earlier of Pa.?), Connelly, Davis, Duncan, Fox, Gist, Gore, Grigsby, Hopewell, Hunter (Eliphalet), King, Lewis (Vincent), McMakin, Mason, Minor, Neale, Parrish, Porter, Pullen, Remey, Rhoads (Basil), Rightmire, Skinner, Shields, Simpson, Tyler, Watson.

Stafford Co.

Bridwell, Humphrey (and Fairfax, apparently all Summers desc.), Kendall, Stone (Josiah, Spilsby - around line with Prince William), Wells, Wigginton (perhaps by way of Culpeper)

Fauquier Co.

Chinn, Bland (Thos., d. 1788), Dawson, Glasscock, Thos. Kincheloe, Searles Lewis, Joseph Robinson desc, through Murray, Young, Shumate?, Wilkinson, Young

Frederick Co.

Bishop, Crume (or Shenandoah), Weathers, Wilson

Berkeley Co.

Bailey, Miller, Montgomery, Stanley

Madison Co.

Medley (Methodist Rev. Reuben m. Mildred Willis)

Goochland Co.

Houtchens (via Jessamine and Anderson cos., Ky.)

Augusta Co.

Christopher Graham, Harrell, Froman


Frederick Co.

Cokendolpher, Dadisman, Elder, Hahn, Hobbs

Montgomery Co.

Murphy, Shields (and Loudoun Co., Va.)

Prince George's Co.

Bayne (by way of Loudoun Co., Va.), Marshall (or Charles),

Charles Co.

Luckett, Marshall (Josiah, Jeremiah, who were descendants of Prince George's Co. Berrys), also early generations of Baynes, Thomases and Simpsons

St. Mary's Co.

Gardiner, McKay, Miles, Muir, possibly Adams


Kent Co.

Beauchamp (perhaps also Lowber)

Newcastle Co.

McMakin. Early Hustons were around New Castle before move to Pa.


Mifflin Co.

Brown, Greer, Herron, Howard, Huston, Samuels, Wakefield, perhaps Cain.


Sweazy, Tichenor. The following Loudoun Countians in Va. had come from New Jersey and spent only about a generation in Va. before moving to Kentucky: Bodine, Pullen, Skinner.

Robert Moore's research has been a Godsend for genealogists and amateur historians alike. We will offer more of his work as time goes by.

Remember, this scribe is always on the hunt for pictures, glass, tin or paper, diaries, journals, newspapers, family trees and the like. Drop me a line: Tom Watson, 5225 Little Union Road, Taylorsville, Ky., 40071. Phone 502 252-9991 before 8 p.m. or email is the website of

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