Talk:Old Kentucky Tapestry


Are there any time/place or other limits for who belongs here? [19 January 2012]

I have two persons/families that I think might qualify for inclusion on this page. One supposedly was killed before 1781. (Trying to find documentation is "fun".) His wife was in Jefferson County in December of that year. I think she may have come from Culpeper or Orange County, VA, but can't find the links, so far. The other family came probably before 1805 from Anson County, North Carolina. (I'm still working on documentation.) Should I be creating links, or are there other considerations I've missed? Thanks.--GayelKnott 15:22, 18 January 2012 (EST) --GayelKnott 18:12, 19 January 2012 (EST)

If its useful to you to make use of this page, Why Not?
Overall, the spatial focus of the tapestry project is on early settlers along the Great Road from Philadelphia to NW NC, and backflushing into Southwest Virginia after 1769. In terms of time, the focus is settlement era---that varies from area to area, but in general anything prior to the end of the Revolution is right on target, but lots of times there's a need to look for information well after that date, as the history of the children (and descendants) of the early settlers often enlightens our knowledge of the settlement period.
The Kentucky tapestry was intended to support research on various family lines that migrated from Southwest Virginia (and perhaps other areas) just prior to and immediately after the Revolution.
If you choose to make use of the Tapestry, there's a pattern and structure embedded in the links. Some of that gets a bit tricky as I rely heavily on templates to give a consistent look and feel. Link from some other page back to this page isn't a problem of course. Its the outbound links that are the problem. I'd be happy to help with that, if you'd like. The key element is creating a surname Tapestry page for the families you're interested in. There's a fair bit of variability in the structure of the Surname Tapestries. Within the framework of the Kentucky Tapestry, the Kentucky Willis Tapestry is probably the best developed example. Let me know if I can help. Q 16:15, 18 January 2012 (EST)

Thanks. Your explanation was quite helpful. My families seem to fall just beyond what you're really looking for, although if I find differently in the future, I'll reconsider.--GayelKnott 23:58, 18 January 2012 (EST)

OK, but I'm not all that particular about the time/space boundaries, especially in the post Revolutionary War period in the outlier areas such as Kentucky. There's are outliers in TN who received settlement from SW VA well after the Revolution. Its been needful to look in some detail at these lines, and many of them find their way into the Smoky Mountain Tapestry. What drives the inclusion of people into the tapestry is the genealogy, not some arbitrary boundary that the settlers themselves did not recognize. Q 06:53, 19 January 2012 (EST)

Let me get some more documentation on the Meadows family -- they definitely came through Anson County, NC and also intermarried with some of the descendants of people who are in the Augusta Tapestry -- but they really need better documentation than what is slathered all over the internet. Same thing for the Wetherall's, who have a connection to one of the Augusta families, but need more documentation. Actually, looking at some of what is here has given me some ideas for where to go looking for more info. In the meantime, I've marked a couple of pages for watching, and will keep the project in mind. I see where it could be really useful.--GayelKnott 18:12, 19 January 2012 (EST)

Good. Let me know if I can help. Documentation really is the Achilles heel of genealogy. So many, many, many folks spend so many hours researching their lines, only to waste the effort by not documenting where they found the information--or if they do document, its like as not to something like "Bob's Big Gedcom"--which itself has nothing in the way of original documentation. Q 18:44, 19 January 2012 (EST)

Will do.--GayelKnott 14:55, 20 January 2012 (EST)

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