Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Julia, Luther and Family about 1930

A copy of a family photo about 1930
Julia, Charles (Chess), Luther, Louise, Samuel and young Charles in front

Luther James Kemps photo about 1910

Here is a photo taken about 1910?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Albert Rodman Kemps 1870 - 1958

I have now completed the biography for Albert Rodman Kemps who was born in Oakdale, Illinois in 1870. Also included is his wife, Clara Mae Rountree Kemps. I also added a link to Albert on seven other pages. This is the last of the Washington County, Illinois biographies. It also completes all of the Kemps and McClurken biographies that will be posted.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Elizabeth Smith McClurken 1767 - 1852

I have now posted the biography for Elizabeth Smith McClurken who arrived in South Carolina, at the age of 5, in 1772. I also updated four other files to provide a link to this biography. I plan to search for additional information in the South Carolina Archives.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Update to James Kemps 1807 - 1887

I updated the biography for James Kemps to include: the date of his second marriage, the "History of Oakdale Township" reference, and the possibility that he and Isabella were Covenanters.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Illinois State Archives

I followed a link to the Illinois State Archives and ended up at a higher level that showed more collections. I went to the marriage section and very quickly found the dates for eleven McClurken or McClurkin marriages in my Family Tree Maker file. This also identified two spouses and the last name of a third. These archives did not include all the McClurken marriages. A few, that are on file in Washington County, were not in these archives. However, I will be revisiting the Illinois State Archives to see what other information I can locate.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Julia Ryan Kemps 1879 - 1960

A first draft for the Julia Ryan Kemps biography has now been published. In addition, six other pages were updated to create a link to this biography. I will now be soliciting additions and corrections from other relatives.