The Children of Coonrod S. and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON or How Deeds Made Me Party Like It’s 1999 – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 60 and 61)

EDIT 23 July 2016: When I published this article, my website CoonWEB located at RootsWeb was still in existence. I have since removed it and am in the process of transitioning the contents to a Coon Family specific blog at

A long time ago (circa 1999) in a farmhouse not so far away (about 20 miles), I gathered scores of photocopies and printouts of microfiche of deeds that I had acquired from the Hancock and Henry County courthouses (Indiana) for land owned by Coonrod and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON, spread them all out on a big desk, underlined, drew pictures, transcribed, abstracted, scanned, and tried to sort out the children of this couple. Continue reading

Richard of Kentucky, are you my KING? Richard, Oh, Richard, who is your Queen? – 52 Ancestors (Possible Ancestor 50)

UPDATE January 2019: After more study, I do believe that the Sabina/Sibby BALLENGER I discuss in this article was not Labina/Libby, but was indeed Sabina/Sibby. I have modified the article accordingly.

NOTE: January 2019. After this article, I discovered that the original interactive maps for Kentucky are at

I did not want to have to try to figure out new ancestors this week. It’s so hard! I have the flu! And I wrote every day last week! With the flu! But theĀ 52 Ancestors theme this week is “King.” How could I not do something on my KING ancestors? Maybe somebody else in the group will have the same ancestors.

Wouldn’t that be lucky?
Oh, dear, these folks were in Kentucky!

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