Robert Haviland

Robert is the 5th Great Grandson of Robert Sheffield Haviland, the founder of Havilandsville, KY. Robert began researching his family tree in 1994.

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May 26 2015

United Methodist Church

To friends and members of the Cloverport United Methodist Church; We are indebted to a number of people and several sources for the brief history we have of our church. Chief of these sources is Mr. Edward Gregory’s (1863-1939) writings of local history published in the Breckinridge News in 1922 and preserved by his daughter Mrs. Frank Smith. …

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May 23 2015

The Railroad in Cloverport

Brothers Total 133 Years of Service With The L. & N. February 19, 1953 The three sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marion Behen, Hovious M., Lafe J., and Ira D. Behen, now retired, have amassed the amazing total of 133 years of railroad work. They started with the Louisville, Henderson, and St. Louis …

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May 22 2015

History Tour with Grace Bandy

Historical Society Gets Vivid Imaginary Tour Of Cloverport October 23, 1985 by David W. Hayes Mrs. Grace Behen Bandy of Cloverport hosted the monthly meeting of the Breckinridge County Historical Society at her home on Tuesday. October 8. She gave the members and visitors present a vivid and imaginative walk through the city of Cloverport. …

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Oct 07 2014

Start Own Breeding Herds in Harrison County

4-H CLUB MEMBERS ——————————— Start Own Breeding Herds in Harrison County ——————————— Five Harrison County 4·H Club boys have purchased Angus cows with calves at side as foundations for herds of purebred beef cattle. They are George Midden, James Gray, Robert Haviland, Joe Marsh and Joseph Midden. The calves all be fattened for the fat …

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Oct 07 2014

John Gerhard “George” Midden

George Midden came to Harrison County from Delaware County, Ohio. I’ve found a few census records of his but the one I’m chasing right now is the 1910 record. I know he was in Cynthiana in 1910 but where. There are several newspaper articles mentioning George in that era. An interesting note: Death certificate has “George …

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Sep 08 2014

Kentucky Superstitions – Full Moon

In honor of this week’s “Super Moon,” here are a few Kentucky Superstitions. “To prevent toothache, make a wish by the full moon” “If you plant your seed in the full moon, you will have bad luck.” “Plant root vegetables in the dark of the moon, vegetables for leaves (as cabbage and lettuce) in the …

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Sep 07 2014

W. S. Haviland has a Telephone Installed

1896 June 10 “Telephone put in by John McDonnell. It belongs to the combine, Bishop, Collier, Evans, and McDonnell but to remain in 3 years and they keep it in working order. (But it did not work) Telephone commences working about 3 1/2 oclock P.M., June 11th, 1896.” Source: “Journal S, William S. Haviland”, page …

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Sep 06 2014

Swine Cholera in Cynthiana in 1856

“Mr. W. S. Haviland, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, says: In August, 1856, I lost about 30 per cent. of my hogs by cholera. I removed the remainder (about 85 head) from a blue-grass woodland pasture, supplied with a creek of running water, to a dry upland clover and timothy pasture having no water in it. …

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Sep 02 2014

War of 1812 Pensions

Today I ran across Pensions for the War of 1812. I was digging through there mostly looking for some record of Robert Sheffield Haviland, born 1796. I haven’t found anything on him yet, well not counting a couple of records saying that he did serve. But no pension record. I am hoping to find out …

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Aug 29 2014

Cynthiana Postmasters

Just uploaded a page of Cynthiana Postmasters from 1825 to 1967. You can find that page under Places / Cynthiana / Cynthiana Postmasters. Cynthiana Postmasters

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