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The War of 1812

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 President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. President Madison charged the British with violating the nation’s sovereignty by restricting American trade with Europe and by removing seamen from American merchant ships and forcing them to serve in the Royal Navy. The War of 1812, known to its critics as “Mr. Madison’s war,” was fought to a stalemate, but when it ended in 1815 the nation took pride from having stood up to the mighty British Empire.

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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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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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Highlights Booklet

For those who have had difficulty downloading the "Highlights" booklet from our main web site, here's an option that may help. The problem has been getting it into a file size that's not so huge. The best I can do is get it to 3.8 MB in a compressed "zip" file format. Once you download it, then double-click it to uncompress it into it's PDF format. (Click the link below to download a copy.)

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35 and more Years of Research

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 In 4 1/2 days of scanning old Photos, Letters, Certificates and research papers from over 35 years we have organized and uploaded this information into this web site.  I am soooooo amazed.  I come from a different generation where I walked into the research library, copied and saved  the paper copies, certificates, etc. and now everything is on line on the computer.  This has been fun and exciting working with my son and his wife and my grand daughter.  Notice the picture on this blog of Salt Lake in 1940.

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