January 15, 2015

Nestled in historic Cherry Valley, New York approximately 500 yards off the road on four acres of secluded, shaded lot. The Tryon Inn is located here with fond memories and new traditions.  Cherry Valley is packed with historic attributes that captivate any given person that drives through the town. The scenic area itself is breath taking.

For a detailed historic reading on Cherry Valley, please visit the following websites:

The Tryon Inn was established around the late 1780’s by Thomas Whitaker. The Tryon was known as Whitakers’ Tryon Tavern. The Tavern was located in the historic square which is now occupied by the Cherry Valley Turnpike. The original building stood for almost 100 years before it was burned with almost half of the town at the time in 1866.

Tryon Tavern

Built around 1786 this was a local hotspot in historic Cherry Valley until it was burned in 1866.

The above photo is the original Tryon Tavern. Around the 1900’s Mr. William C. Waldron purchased the Tryon Tavern at the current location it is today. The tavern itself was the home to Mrs. Hall and her children. Part of the home was torn down and burned by Mr. Waldron before he moved an old carriage barn from four houses down East of the restaurant location. The barn and the remaining home was created to the structure it is today. With some modifications from the newest owners, of course.

The Tryon Tavern old advertising sketch drawn by Mr. Waldron himself.

The Tryon Tavern old advertising sketch drawn by Mr. Waldron himself.

The name was changed from Tryon Tavern to Waldron’s Grove at the Tryon when Mr. Waldron owned the place. In the late 1960’s, newspapers indicated that the change of hands also came with a new name, the Tryon Inn. Now, Mr. Waldron used the Inn behind the restaurant as a “Tea House”. His restaurant and inn was nestled on 20 acres of land. Currently it is only settled on four.The restaurant when Mr. Waldron owned it was known for the correlation to the Loomis gang, it was the place to go for many drama theater plays, and even the circus!

The new owners had a lot of restoration to be done when they bought the place that had been unoccupied for over 12 years! The kitchen got a new facelift with new appliances, the bar got a new facelift as well. The original house is now the banquet room that is rented out for various banquets. The dinning room currently uses the chairs from the 1920’s that Mr. Waldron himself used with some from over the other change of owners. The Inn currently is under renovations. If you would like to donate to see the Inn be restored please comment below and I’ll give you an address! As being in the Inn myself, I have seen the amount of work that needs to be done. It is an easily $50-80,000 project.

The current restaurant is pictured below,

The Tryon Inn when purchased in 2011

The Tryon Inn when purchased in 2011

Here are some historical photo’s of the Inn and Restaurant, please do comment below.

A 1910's postcard

A 1910’s postcard

1935 Tryon Postcard

The 1935 dining room photograph

The 1935 dining room photograph

publication of the Tryon Inn in 1949

publication of the Tryon Inn in 1949

A page from a historic book at the library in Cherry Valley, NY

A page from a historic book at the library in Cherry Valley, NY

Publication second page from historic book at the Cherry Valley Library

Publication second page from historic book at the Cherry Valley Library

Thank you for taking the time to read about my fathers restaurant in Cherry Valley, New York. Please continue to follow my blog for more posts like this one! Comment below if you’d like to read more about the Historic Tryon Inn! Visit their website! Thanks again,



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2015 Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy Event!

Little Muddy Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Morgantown, Kentucky

Revolutionary War Veteran, Thomas Carson, donated the land for the church, school and cemetery along the banks of the Green River, in Butler County, Kentucky. Carson’s son-in-law, Alexander Chapman, conducted camp meetings on the land as early as 1805. Chapman became one of the frontier revivalists of the Cumberland Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. He took Little Muddy Creek Church into the Cumberland Presbyterian Church when the denomination was organized in 1810.
The congregation replaced the first log structure with the still standing red brick structure around 1835. This structure was used as a meeting house for the church and the school until 1860, when the current white wood frame church was built. The red building continued to house the Little Muddy Academy until 1891 but it continued to be used as a public school until 1956. In 1956, the public school returned the building to the congregation and the church turned it into a community center. The cemetery along the back was opened in 1829, which contains several ministers of the church and their families’ remains.
Source: The Journal of Presbyterian History, Volume 81, Number 3, fall 2003, page 216

2015 Butler County Genealogy Homecoming Event
Little Muddy Creek Church Community Center
Morgantown, Kentucky 42261

Welcome to our second annual event for the Butler County Genealogical Event. This year things are going to be different than last year. First and foremost, I’d like to thank everyone for coming out to the first annual event last year.
This year we are pre-registering for the event and that will be a non-refundable $10.00 fee. The fee can be mailed to Jessica Moon, please contact her for an address at (727) 431-2993 or email at
The itinerary includes a historical speaker, civil war genealogical workshop, lunch is provided by the church, a designated place for copying, scanning and printing documents. We have a lot that will be happening this year.
Please do attend! Message Jessica Moon for more information on the schedule, registration fee and more. The Little Muddy Community Center (red building) is the oldest brick building in Butler County, Kentucky! It was used as a school house for the arts until it became a public school.

Located Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky

Located Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky

September 19th, 2015

Little Muddy Creek Church Morgantown, KY 42261

10:30am – 4:00pm

Register with Jessica Moon –

William Wooley, Civil War POW

William Wooley

1837 Greensburg, Kentucky
17 April 1865 Memphis, Tennessee

1865 was a tragic year, this is the year of death for Mr. Wooley. In April, more specifically, General Robert E. Lee surrendered, five days later President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated; on April 26th John Wilkes Booth, was caught and killed; the same day General Joseph Johnson surrendered the last large Confederate army. After this, Union troops captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis, thus leading to the end of the Civil War. The newspapers were rejoiced.

The steamer was built in Cincinnati and began sailing the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, mainly from St. Louis to new Orleans. The steamer was state of the art for its time period with most safety equipment. The internal boilers pressure reached 150 ppu, three fire-fighting pumps, a metallic lifeboat and a wooden yawl, a 300 foot fire hose, thirty buckets, five fire-fighting axes and 76 life belts. In 1865, the Union POWs were gathered at Vickensburg. They were loaded on steamboats en-route to Illinois, the government payed $5.00 per man. The Sultana was the last steamer to leave, one boiler sprung a leak. Instead of replacing it the correct way, it was patched with a metal patch. The makeshift patch only cost the steamer one day in down time, whereas the correct way would have cost the steamer three or more days.

When the steamer arrived, 2,300 POW’s were loaded onto the steamboat knowing it was well over capacity. Mr. Wooley was a POW (prisoner of war) and was scheduled to return home to Kentucky in 1865 after much bribery of army officers. Him and other soldiers were boarded onto the steamer S.S. Sultana. The steamer was only capable of having a max of 376 individuals. With this many people on the steamer, and the boiler only being patched, the steamer should have known the worse was about to come.

On April 26, the ship docked at Memphis to pick up coal. At midnight she headed up river. At 2 A.M., April 27th, the repaired boiler exploded. Two of the three other boilers exploded. Fire spread mid ship. The two smokestacks fell onto the boat, crushing the Hurricane Deck (top deck) and killing many men. Those who survived panicked and rather than fighting the fire, they began to jump into the river. The flames started sweeping toward the stern, causing more panic.

On April 27th, 1865, the steamboat Sultana, north of the Memphis, Tennessee seven miles up, carrying 2,300 Union prisoners of war, plus the crew. The steamer exploded and sank causing 1,700 people to die. This was more people on a small steamer than the large Titanic in 1912, yet the steamer is rarely remembered today.

Mr. Wooley was a man who enlisted in the war for his country, he was a husband and a father. When tragedies, such as this, happen we tend to overlook the actual person that was involved and look at it as a whole.

rendering of Mr. Wooley

rendering of Mr. Wooley

Mr. Wooley married Mary Elizabeth Huddleston in 1858. He had two children, one born in 1858 (Robert Wooley) and another in 1863 (James Franklin Wooley). The steamer photo is below.

The day before it exploded. As you can notice, the steamer is packed.

The day before it exploded. As you can notice, the steamer is packed.

This is the conclusion of this blog.




Hooked On Genealogy

There is this new TV show on TLC called “Who Do You Think You Are?”. It is all about these people (famous people) searching their family history. Such a perfect show for me! I am addicted. Thus far, I’ve watched two episodes and the second one I watched was extremely interesting. I didn’t want to leave, but my neighbor (she’s 87) came over. She gets lonely.
This show is the reason why I do research for others. There is no greater feeling than to see the smiles on the faces of the individuals I have helped gain knowledge on these families. When doing this research, the only thing I am inttersted in doing is learning about a person that I have never gotten the chance to meet. We do not pry into someones life to just “know” everything about them. I want to know my ancestors and the reasons they were the way they were. For example, I want to know why my grandpa went to Nashville to be a star when no one else in the family could play an instrument. Why did he go out drinking the night of his death and crash his car? Genealogy to me brings a person back to life and their legacies back to life with them.
I am so excited that this show is geared to people who want to know MORE. I love to help people know more. I am striving to be a professional geneologist and I will get there. I will before I die. I will make a name for myself and help someone who has hit a brick wall.

Go Fund

Have you heard of the website, ? A friend of mines family has been crippled by her husbands recent car accident and open heart surgery. Mind you, her husband is only 26 years of age. He is very young and he is also the glue to their family.

I am sharing this link in hopes it will reach someone and touch their heart. My donation will be made later this week. They are a very loving couple, a couple that is very true to their religion. These two are the most amazing people you’ll ever have the pleasure of knowing. Please, look deep into your hearts and send a prayer or a comment if you cannot donate.


I can conquer the world with one hand, as long as you’re holding the other.

Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.

It has been almost three years since I met the man that I call mine. Three years ago, we met purely by accident but that accident caused a collision of emotions. Those emotions has grown to become more than either of us could have imagined. Love is not to be measured but it is to be felt. Day in and day out, the love that is felt for my man grows with all intensity. Besides the love I have for my son, you amount for all of my world. There is no doubt that I would never want to lose you, there has never been this amount of love for anyone in my heart as I feel for you.

Everyday we are together feels like a second of daylight, I yearn for your love and nothing less. “And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in a version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” -The Chaos of the Stars. You never know what life will bring you or where it may take you by mistake. Life brought me to Florida with a mistake of a past relationship but it also brought me the best man in my life. There is no better man in this world than one that can take care of a child that he did not make. A true man will do anything for the person he loves. I will honestly say, my man will do anything for us. I have been a stay at home mom for almost three years because of this man of mine. He has made it possible for me to stay home everyday with my child, he has made it possible for me to continue school to accomplish my dreams while his are waiting for him to achieve.

Out of everything this man of mine does, there is nothing, I mean nothing, that I can say that is truly bad about him. He refuses to give up on me. He truly refuses to give up on my dream as well. What man will do that for their significant other? I have never been so in love with anyone in my life. I absolutely love this man of mine with all my hear. A True relationship is two un perfect people refusing to give up on each other. He does refuse to give up on me.

Thank you Lord for blessing me with the most amazing man in this world. He has blessed me with a home to live in, money in my bank account, a car, love in my heart, and food on the table. What more can a woman ask for? There comes a time when you meet someone and you just want to make them smile for the rest of your life. I can’t wait to make you smile for the rest of our lives, and annoy you to no end.

I love you with all my heart, I want you to know that the love for you will never die. It will only grow with age.



Great things never come from comfort zones.

I have to admit that I have been challenged many times to explore outside of my comfort zone. These challenges have been in the form of school, social life, and everything in between. I don’t know how many times I have doubted myself in the past couple of years. There has been times that I just want to crawl into a ball, cry it out and wish that day away. Lately I’ve came across this quote that has changed my outlook on many things, I’ll share it with you.
“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” -Unknown
That quote in itself has changed the way I think about the different challenges I am faced. I was faced with recent challenges with finances for school, after months of countless hours of no sleep, God answered my prayers with financial aid for school. I have been so nervous for school, this class has been a tough one. I’ve been blessed beyond measure with how my life has been this far. Being a nursing student in itself makes life worth it, being a mom makes life worth it and being someone’s significant other makes life worth it. 

If obstacles were a factor to me, I wouldn’t be here today with my life. Nothing is as bad as it seems. Count your blessings because tomorrow is never promised. I live for today, get closer to my dream day by day. I am truly blessed beyond measure. 



Poorest places to live in Kentucky

Recently, I read a post about the poorest places in Kentucky and one of those places was the county next to where I live. They said in the article the median salary was around $34,000 a year. That is technically poverty status. When reading this article I found that the most populated areas, such as Upstate New York and even in Florida were on the list for the higher incomes. The issue I have is that what does all that money do for you if you are so close to your neighbor you can hear them whispering? Personally, I will take the less amount of money and live with what I need only. I don’t need a fancy new car that has all the bells and whistles. I have a car that is running on 320,000 miles and still runs strong. I have everything I need and nothing that I don’t.
So who wants to make more money to live in an area that charges twice as much for the same things, where acreage is scarce and you can see at least 10+ neighbors when you walk outside? Not me. I live where I live, 3 neighbors and that is it. 🙂
Think twice because not everything is about the amount of money you make. I make around $800 a month part time but I don’t need to spend it on anything so it all goes in the bank. Why worry myself on things I want over things I need?

It is official!

Well fellow bloggers, It is official! The event I host every year in Butler County, Kentucky now has its own tax ID number with the IRS. We are an official legal event group! I could not be more happy about this! Everything has come together so well and it has really gotten huge in less than a year. I have God to thank, he knows my passion in genealogy and he is guiding me in the correct direction to make my hobby make money for my family. Thank you to everyone who comes out to this event to make it possible to begin with! It all stemmed from one single idea that has exploded to a great success. I could not have been more blessed in my life.

Descendants of Thomas J. Lindsey GEDCOM

Thomas J. Lindsey

Descendants of Thomas and Patience

With many years of research, I have compiled what I have found and finally typed it up. This is the “final” version of the descendants of Thomas and Patience Lindsey, from Butler Co. Kentucky. There maybe some errors, if any of these individuals are in your family and the information is incorrect, please send me a message and I will correct what I have typed up. Thank you for reading! Click the link below to be redirected to the Microsoft Word page.

Thomas J. Lindsey

I have more to come for most of the Lindsey Family in Butler County, Kentucky and surrounding counties.


Daily Light [Evening]

Three Iron Nails

God created humankind in his own image. – Gen 1:27 NET

“So since we are God’s offspring, we should not think the deity is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by human skill and imagination.”

But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ … For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.—Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.—When I awake you will reveal yourself to me.

“The one who…

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