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Re: Question for Rebel K.
Posted by: Julie Huckleberry-Cloyd (ID *****4199) Date: November 25, 2008 at 05:00:15
In Reply to: Re: Question for Rebel K. by Rebel Kreklow of 413

Rebel,

Yes, very good to see you are well!

Thanks for the info. My line would, I believe, would be Gary (my father), Truman, Grover, Isaac, Jacob , Jacob, George Sr. You have below my father, Truman, Grover, Isaac, Jacob, Jacob?, Jacob, and George Sr. Sorry, if I was confusing. Does my correction above make more sense? Let me know if you still feel there is an error here.

My Grandfather, Truman knew quite a bit about my family as it concerned Grover, Isaac and Jacob. There does seem to be a "rift' in the family at or around the Civil War. Jacob and his son Isaac were known to be very sympathetic to the Southern cause during the Civil War. Jacob and Issac supported Jesse James as he traveled through KY. According to my Grandfather, Truman, they "put up the horses" for Jesse as he came through. Jesse would leave $$ in the grain bucket on his way out. My Grandfather said that one of the James gang had a huge horse, 19 hands high. Years later after my Grandfather told that story, we found a documentary on the History Channel about Jesse James which states that the horse was actually 18 hands high. Still, a very large horse. I have as horse 15 hands high..I cannot imagine 18 hands!

Anyway, back to the "rift". I know George Sr. and most of his sons were Unionist. It seems from my research that Jacob, father of Isaac, migrated to KY and would raise his family there. It is possible that the break out of the Civil War split the two families apart. From what I can gather, Jacob, Isaac and Grover would qualify as being the 'misfits' of anyone's family. I say this knowing there are many stories I cannot repeat here. For Isaac, he would eventually move later in life to Evansville, Indiana. At the age of 59, Isaac fell off a warf and into the water where he drowned. His son, Grover, would eventually move to IL were he owned a car dealership in Mattoon, IL (which he lost during the depression). He later moved back to Indiana.

Anyway, that is it for now...I will keep researching..thanks for the help!

Julie


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