"How many descendants would a person have today - who was present at the founding of our country?" This was the question that got me interested in gathering all the descendants of William Means of Christian Co, KY. When I was able to trace
our Means line back to this William, and I found out he had served in the Revolutionary War, I began looking for an answer.
This William is definately living in Christian County, Kentucky in 1798 and shows up in the county records. "At a County Court held for Christian County, Tuesday the 17th of July 1798 , William Means Sr. Is appointed to act as appraiser for the estate of James Cravens."
(County Court order Book 'A' for Christian County Kentucky 1797-1805; Christian Co. Genealogical Society, 1985 p. 15).
This Kentucky county had only been organized the previous year,and the first records are only from March 1797. These early court minutes... more
PLUS.. I have also included all my ancestry, that is, Mom's and Gradma's ancestors, and then again following some of the descendants back to us. So this site is also the site of...
The Descendants of
Now including all genealogical information from
In this little book he traces the family lines of It contains a wealth of genealogical information, and anyone researching these early American pioneers will find this information an invaluable resource. Unfortunately...more
Plus... while researching in Henry County, Missouri, where Henry H. Means settled, I found many related families. So I have also included any of the information I came across on these extended family lines, even if not directly related to me
...Including George Washington!!
(Our first president's great nephew settled in Henry Co., Mo!)
Plus... having access to the Baptismal Records of the Catholic Church 1849 - 1920 of Morrison, in Gasconade County, Missouri. I found that almost all of the familes were somehow related. So that information on these extended families is also included on this site. If you are looking for someone from Morrison, and don't find them, let me know and I'll check my records.
If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rev. David Means
Ben Franklin MEANS and Mary Ann COLEMAN with children
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(That's what I do after all!)
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