How do you have a blog about the Wickliffe family without talking about the other families that were involved?This is the question I ask myself every week when I try to think of post for this blog, I find that a lot of went on, specifically with the Wickliffe family, involved other families that I may have never blogged about.
Which is why I want to start a new tag this week: Surname Sundays!Surname Sundays features another family line that intertwined with mine.
This week, I want to start from the beginning:
The Harrison family.
This is a copy of the 1930 census from Muhlenberg county, Kentucky where my grandparents grew up.
Just 5 houses separated them, but so did 13 years!
I know it is a little difficult to see, but the Harrisons, like the Wickliffes, owned the farm they lived in (worth about $800-roughly $11, 000 today).
My great grandparents had two children at the time of this census. One you are able to see, my grandmother, who was only 2 & one who you can't see because he appears on the next page of the census,my great uncle James Henry Harrison, who was only 3 months old.
10 years later, in the 1940 census, 2 new families separated my grandparents but they still lived in the same area and only 1 other black family lived in the area.Now the census record states they are only 10 years apart.
I wonder why their farmers depreciated in value so much over the years?????