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Kathy Reed
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Attended Regina High School, University of Cincinnati, Miami University
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When I first started blogging, I found Kristin. She, and her posts, have inspired me ever since.
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Writing Challenge - Day 27 A fun little diversion.
In researching the life and times of Thomas Probert and family, I often uncovered little surprises in the dusty boxes stored at the Kentucky Archives. They gave me valuable clues about the conditions within the town of Mt. St...
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Writing Challenge - Day 26 
Credit: freedigitalphotos.com I could have told you a lot more. I could have told you about how Thomas purchased four mules that he got from Mrs. Smith, that he uses in his team, plus two cows and two mares; or about the time...
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Writing Challenge - Day 21 Kate is now a widow with two young children. How will she make it?
Thomas Probert died of cirrhosis of the liver on October 9, 1876. His widow, Kate, was only 39 years old. I have no knowledge of when Thomas recognized that he was ill and what impact this knowledge may have had on his wife a...
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Writing Challenge - Day 19 Thomas Probert dies at the age of 52.
Grave marker at MacPhelah Cemetery T. H. Probert died at the young age of 52 on October 9th, 1876. He died of cirrhosis of the liver. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Not only was he involved in the liquor trade from an earl...
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Celebrating Day 28 of the Writing Challenge - I made it!
My brother, Tom, asked me to remind him how we are related to Thomas Probert. My brother, Dan, asked me what was it about Thomas that made me want to write about him? In addition, he wanted to know how I decide which ancestor...
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If you live near Cincinnati, you should really take advantage of this event.
Saturday, March 14th, is going to be a great day for those of us with Irish roots or who just want to be "Irish for the day." Beginning at 10:00 AM in the Huenefeld Tower Room of the Main Library,Mary Ann Faloon, will help us...
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Writing Challenge - Day 25 - Gone but Not Forgotten
Seven years after Thomas' death, this story appeared in the Mt. Sterling Sentinel: I love that Thomas and Judge Elliott thought to put a bottle of whiskey in a wall of the new court house as it was being rebuilt in 1870. ...
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Writing Challenge - Day 22 - Kate begins a new chapter in life following the death of her husband.
This we know for certain. Shortly after Thomas' death in October, 1876, Kate purchased a home located at this address on North Maysville, next door to the property of George Everett. We also know that the house underwent exte...
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Writing Challenge - Day 18 - If you love dogs, you HAVE to read this. It is a reprint of a newspaper article written 1882. I love the author's writing style. Enjoy.
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Retired Educator, Blogger, Family Historian and Proud Grandmother.
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Blogging, social media, genealogist and family historian
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  • Miami University
    Educator, 2007 - 2012
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
    Retired from CPS, 1971 - 2001
  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
    2002 - 2007
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Kathleen, Jones, Hellmann
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I am a married,retired educator, mother of one and grandmother of two.  I am very interested in genealogy and love riding my bike on the Loveland Trail.
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  • Regina High School, University of Cincinnati, Miami University
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May I Introduce to You . . . Kristin Cleage Williams | GeneaBloggers
www.geneabloggers.com

Come meet genealogy blogger Kristin Cleage Williams, author of Finding Eliza, in this interview by Wendy Mathias at GeneaBloggers.

How Are We Related?
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My brother, Tom, asked me to remind him how we are related to Thomas Probert. My brother, Dan, asked me what was it about Thomas that made m

Switched at Birth: Unravelling a Century-Old Mystery with DNA
www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com

The following is a guest post by Alice Plebuch demonstrating the potential of DNA testing. When Alice first contacted me about two and a hal

One More Sign of the Times
jonesfamilymatters.blogspot.com

In researching the life and times of Thomas Probert and family, I often uncovered little surprises in the dusty boxes stored at the Kentucky

Griffith's Valuation - Beyond the Basics!
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Saturday, March 14th, is going to be a great day for those of us with Irish roots or who just want to be "Irish for the day." Beginning at 1

Thomas Cannot Be Put in a Box
jonesfamilymatters.blogspot.com

Credit: freedigitalphotos.com I could have told you a lot more. I could have told you about how Thomas purchased four mules that he got from

Thomas Probert - Gone But Not Forgotten
jonesfamilymatters.blogspot.com

Seven years after Thomas' death, this story appeared in the Mt. Sterling Sentinel: I love that Thomas and Judge Elliott thought to put a bot

What Happened to Kate? (The Final Chapter)
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I wish that I could tell you that Kate had the opportunity to enjoy her retirement, kick her feet up, and enjoy a glass of wine. (Oh, wait -

What Happened to Kate? - Part 3
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I do not know how Kate was able to support herself and her children after Thomas' death -- at least initially. Three years after she purchas

What Happened to Kate? - Part 2
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This we know for certain. Shortly after Thomas' death in October, 1876, Kate purchased a home located at this address on North Maysville, ne

What Happened to Kate? Part 1
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Thomas Probert died of cirrhosis of the liver on October 9, 1876. His widow, Kate, was only 39 years old. I have no knowledge of when Thomas

A Tribute to Thomas
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Following Thomas' death, the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) published a tribute to Thomas, their well-loved brother. The part tha

Thomas Dies at Age 52
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Grave marker at MacPhelah Cemetery T. H. Probert died at the young age of 52 on October 9th, 1876. He died of cirrhosis of the liver. I gues

Bill Probert - The Dog
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Note: This article was published in the Breckenridge News, Wednesday, September 20th, 1882. Please take the time to read this newspaper abou

A Man of Many Talents
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Transcription: Mt. Sterling Sentinel, October 30, 1875. Mr. T. H. Probert, our efficient jailer, dug from five acres of ground two thousand

Abigail Stephens - Murderer
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Thomas Probert was the jailer in Mt. Sterling for ten years from approximately 1866 to his death in 1876. In researching this time period, o

The Jail Business
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As a family historian researching an ancestor from 150 years ago, I feel very fortunate that Thomas Probert left such a great paper trail. A

Post-Civil War Lawlessness in Montgomery County, Kentucky
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In yesterday's post, Vigilante Justice, I discussed how the alleged killer of a black Civil War Veteran, Simpson Grubbs, was freed from jail

Vigilante Justice
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The Mt. Sterling Sentinel published an article on a jail break that, unfortunately, happened far too often. While Thomas was away on busines

Reflections on "Race" in Mt. Sterling in the 1860s
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Visit to Mt. Sterling in 2001 with Tim Jones When I initially started researching the Proberts in Mt. Sterling, it involved several trips to