Sunday, September 06, 2009

Richard Kirtley Hearne

Died 28 Nov 1824 in St. Francois, St. Francois, Missouri. He had lived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, but apparently moved to St. Francois five month earlier.
Death Certificate

"Richard Kirtley, born Aug. 12, 1837, is a farmer and lives near Nashville, Barton Co., Mo.; has been married twice, and is now a widower with no children; is a member of the Disciples Church, a Democrat in politics; is very quiet and retiring in disposition and a most excellent man and citizen." (Hearne, pg. 449)

William Cannon Hearne and Zerilda Row Dillon Hearne

James Hearn sent me scans of pages from the original William Hearne ledger, a keepsake that has been handed down through the generations. On the pages, amidst the clerical and financial records, are family births, just as you might find in a family bible.

One particular gem is the family information of William Cannon Hearne and Zerilda Row Dillon Hearne, in Zerilda's own handwriting: