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Re: John, Littleberry and Wade Mosby KY
Posted by: Roxann Shafer (ID *****3658) Date: June 11, 2011 at 05:57:19
In Reply to: Re: John, Littleberry and Wade Mosby KY by Michael Crain of 1045

Michael - What started out as a curiosity - I wonder where our family lived in Fleming county - turned into a major undertaking. We started out looking at exactly where Mosby's 30,000 acre survey was, and where our family lived within the survey, since we couldn't put an exact location on the map from the survey we started looking for a way to pinpoint it. And from there we started looking at other surveys in Fleming county and pretty soon we were doing the whole county. Some of the most challenging work has been in the larger surveys - Mosby, Marshall, Darby and Marie, Perkins, Clarke - plus the fact that some of the land is sold in other counties but which ones we aren't sure. And of course, the conflicting surveys and the legal battles over those lands that go on for about 50 years add to the fun.

I don't know if you are aware of the work that Elaine Logan, the Rawlings, and I'm sure a lot of others have done on the Crain cemetery. If you go to the Fleming county site and check out the Crain cemetery, you can read about some of the new stones they have uncovered.

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