She was 5 in 1880 living with her father and grandparents.
She was 9 in 1920.
She was living in Marion in 1996.
OBITUARY: Crittenden Press Newspaper 8 Aug 2002 --- Carrsville, Kentucky - Hayden Gerding, 63, died August 1 at his home. He worked for 34 years for Crounse Corp., in Paducah. He worked a total of 43 years on the river. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Driver Gerding of Carrsville; a daughter, Deana Jo Gerding of Carrsville; a son, Gregory Dean Gerding of Carrsville; a sister, Carolyn Blanford of Marion; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Gerding, Jr., and Donald Gerding; a grandson; and his parents, Leslie Carl and Mary Wiggins Gerding.
Funeral services were held August 3 at Boyd Funeral Home with Bro. James Driver officiating. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery.
HISTORY: [Some Heroes of the American Revolution (In the SC Upper Country), Bailey, 1924; reprinted 1976, Southern History Press, Easley, SC, p. 224.] 1776 In the area of Spartanburg County, South Carolina Captain James FORD and his wife were killed by Indians sympathetic with the British. FORD's daughters were taken captive by the Indians in this attack. FORD lived on the Enoree river near a placed called the Canebrake. Settlers sympathetic to the British sat beneath poles bound in white cloth, called "passovers." These were supposed to protect Tories from Indian attack, but FORD and his family were not so protected, even though they had a passover. Later, the daughters of Captain FORD were freed from their captivity. NOTE: The above mentioned daughters were captured on 20 June 1776. It is said Cassandra FORD was one of those daughters captured. QUESTION: Was the other captured daughter Permilia FORD, who soon after married William MITCHUSSON? I think it likely is significant that Permelia and William MITCHUSSON named one of their male children James Ford MITCHUSSON, and that they named their next female child Cassandra MITCHUSSON. James was a Loyalist who served as Captain of the South Carolina Provincial Militia of the Upper or Sparta area of Ninety-Six District. He served under Colonel Thomas FLETCHALL. William FORD was among those who rescued Cassandra FORD from the Indians.
NOTES: He served in the Revolutionary War. He settled in Caldwell County, Kentucky around 1796 or 1797. He and his brother Edward and at least 60 others were granted land on Eddy Creek in Caldwell County, Kentucky, in the years 1798 & 1799. His son-in-law James Satterfield's survey of land was next to his. On 14 Dec 1799 William Mitchusson commissioned Major, 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment, Livingston County, Kentucky "Corn Stalk" Militia. He was an early community leader in Caldwell County. He was also sheriff of Caldwell County from 1811 to 1812. His brother Edward was his deputy.
NOTES: She was captured by Indians on 20 June 1776, but later released. Her father and mother were killed that same day by the Indians.
Ninian attended the 1825 & 1826 session of the medical school at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. The Caldwell County, Kentucky USGenWeb site has a transcribed letter of a father to his son who is away fighting in the Mexican War. The letter is from William Mercer of Princeton, Kentucky to his son, John Edwin Mercer, stationed near Vera Cruz, Mexico. The letter mentions the recently published, scandalous news that Dr. Ninian Mitchusson had fled, after the discovery that he was attempting to poison his lover's husband [Guthrie], and also Ninian's own wife.
He was 15 in 1880.
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