Indians Attack Again!

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Charity Heady Mcindoo was an amazing lady and early pioneer in Indiana. After her 1st husband John McIndoo was scalped by Indians in 1787, Charity married Robert Sturgeon, July 6, 1788 in Bourbon County Kentucky. Jacob McIndoo, son of John McIndoo and Charity Heady married Margaret McDowell, August 21, 1806 in Shelby County, Kentucky. Robert Sturgeon is listed in the Kentucky, Tax List, 1799-1801 in Shelby County, August 25, 1800.

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Scalped by Indians!

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            This event happened shortly after our ancestors, John McIndoo and Charity Heady, arrived in Kentucky. James Heady (Charity's Brother) and John McIndoo the Scotsman, were among those ordered by the government in 1786 to take provisions and ammunition from the Kentucky settlements to the United States troops stationed near the fort at Vincennes on the Wabash River. On receiving the order, the Kentuckians prepared a keel boat, loaded it with provisions, and made arrangements to tow it up the Wabash.

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Gifts over generations and continents

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I watched my daughter play her new game today (Christmas present).  She was talking to the TV, providing the personification that only a 12 year old can administer to a television set, threatening to never play with it again if it didn’t let her win. Yeah, I thought, no more noisy TV games.

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Gifts we receive

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I visited a neighbor last night. She is 92 and bedridden. She has her TV at the foot of her bed, books along the side of her bed, videos and DVD’s for watching. Her mind is sharp but her body is frail, even at 92 and bedridden yet she still has a sense of purpose. I attribute that to the stories she could tell. She told me one very short story. As she spoke I could see in her eyes how valuable the memory was and the retelling of the story meant just as much to her as the actual experience. It was in the retelling that the event regained life.

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What is an Irregular Marriage?

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Our ancestors Alexander Patrick and Ann Weir had an Irregular Marriage. This is also known as Handfasting. In Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary we find; handfasting, n. 1. a betrothal [Archaic.] 2. an obsolete form of irregular or trial marriage ceremonialized by a joining of hands. [Archaic] Alexander Patrick and Ann Weir handfasted January 1816 as recorded in Barony Church Records, Glasgow, Scotland. Their Irregular Marriage, a declaration before two witnesses without clergymen, was not approved by the Kirk.

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Patrick Family History

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Patrick Name Meaning:  Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phadraig 'son of Patrick', a personal name derived from Latin Patricuius 'son of a noble father', 'member of the patrician class'. This was the name of a 5th-century Romano-Briton who became the apostle and patron saint of Ireland, and it was largely as a result of his fame that the personal name was so popular from the Middle Ages onward.

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Where Did That Name Originate From?

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Have you ever wondered about the history of a surname? Our surname Sainsbury from our ancestor Ruth Hazel Sainsbury has been recorded with several different spellings. Some of these are listed as Saynsbery, Sandsbery, Sansbury, Sainbury, and Saintbury. The following notes are linked to Joseph Sandsbery (christened, 22 Jan 1562, St. James, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England) listed in the details on New Family Search.org. This was added from Contributor, bevsainsbury.  *Notes:  This family I believe came from Saintbury,

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Lost Ancestor

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 My grandaughter, Lindsay, found Zephaniah Dyson's 1st wife, (who I had as "Dorraty"), in the New Family Search as Dorothy Viers.  From this article that Lindsay sent me, From "Doris Forsyth" <coloradogirl@wavecable.com>, we would like to assist Doris in locating the Death Date & Place for Dorotha Hanley Viers.   Information researched by Doris Forsyth. "Dorotha was born to Capt. William Viers and Mary Magruder. Her father, William named her 

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