Ronald M emails:
I visited St Marys City during the reunion, and they have a wonderful web page as well. The Smithsonian currently has a display of Jamestown and St Marys City artifacts, including the lead coffin and skeletal remains of Lady Calvert, including a reconstruction of her facial features and a computerized avatar of her. These would be worthwhile additions to your site. Also, I’m dismayed that Holy Cross cemetery no longer knows the interment location of Basil Hayden and some others from the league. Perhaps a section calling for cemetery photos and family records would be helpful towards pursuing a professional survey of Holy Cross and other neglected burials. [Ed. note: please contact Ronald directly if you have information about Holy Cross Cemetery (Marion County, KY) or can help: molohaninsac -at- netscape.net]
Can anyone send us links for Holy Cross cemetery in Kentucky.
These are what we can find for Holy Cross cemetery in Kentucky: GraveAddiction, FindAGrave (here is what they have for Basil Hayden, Sr. and this entry says there is no marker on his grave), USGenWeb. My Kentucky Geneaology and Hearthstone Legacy Publications have some Marion County links but nothing specific to Holy Cross. Also see The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky, by Turner Publishing Company, on Google Books.
These are what we can find for Holy Cross cemetery in Maryland: Google Maps, Internment.net, on Ancestry.com, USGENWEB archives, and MD State Archives.
Written In Bone: Forensic Files Of The 17th-Century Chesapeake, is an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, running through January 6, 2013.
See also “St. Mary’s City – Birthplace of American Freedom” by Dolores Monet
And when sending us info, it is a real time saver if you can send us the Internet/web links to those items. Thanks.
What we hope to do with this site is not duplicate the resources available elsewhere, but point people to existing resources, and serve as an entry point for the thousands of our family members who are new to this part, the Maryland to Kentucky part, of their family history.
As part of that, rather than duplicate information available elsewhere, we ask that you send us links to those resources. We are especially interested in sites that have information for the various surnames. We will place those links in a post when we receive them, and ad the links to the Family Sites and Sources page.
We are not yet sure how this will play out, as we are just at the beginning, but we look forward to hearing from those of you who have spent years working on your family history and are willing to share with others. Ideally, your information is already hosted on a web site or blog that we can link to rather than posting that information here. If you need a web site, we suggest you consider setting up a free blog at http://wordpress.com/ . WordPress is easy to use blogging software that has millions of users all over the world. (Did we mention you can set up a WordPress blog for FREE at wordpress.com ?)
We also hope to keep the biennial reunions going. But our immediate task is to make this site useful – so let us know what you believe would be useful. You can email us at
mdtoky -at- gmail.com
Christopher and Leslie Hielig
Chug Roberts uploaded a family tree in PDF and jpg formats, which are available through links on the Family Sites and Sources page.
From the tree:
Descendants of William Pike and Susanah Mills, Married Jan. 3, 1792
Original work by Ora Pike Luckett, Mary B. Pike, Sr. Agnes Marie SCN
Field work by Bernard Roberts and Mrs. Marietta Pike Blake
Compilation and Design by Herbert F. Hoffman, PO Box 124, Henderson, KY, Nov. 29, 1966 to Feb. 24, 1967
Twenty five families came from St. Marys. County (Leonardtown) Maryland to Area Around Holy Cross – Marion County – Kentucky beginning in 1785, Basil Hayden – Leader
This text is taken from a dead web page (June 14, 2004 version) and was retrieved from the Internet Wayback Machine on July 18, 2010. The author is listed as “Lori”, but the email address is no longer functioning.
Maryland was founded as the third English colony in the New World, and it was distinctive for the policy of its founder, Lord Baltimore, religious freedom for all.
This freedom of religion was denied Englishmen during the lifetime of George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, whose dream it was to found such a colony. Born about 1580 in Yorkshire, Northern England, he was the son of Leonard and Alicia Crossland Calvert, a family of wealth and social position in that area, and probably a Catholic family.