Sunday, July 28, 2013

Things to do and see in Waynesville, Ohio

The trip to Waynesville is worth the effort just to see the Waynesville Friends Meeting House and the Red Brick Meeting House next door.  On the other side is the Museum and I could have spent an entire day just looking at all that is housed inside the Museum.

The Museum is housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home which looks very much as it did when retired Quakers and single school teachers lived there in its early days. As the gateway to the Quaker Historical District in Waynesville, Ohio, the Friends Home operates as a cultural center for the village, and for Wayne and Massie Townships of Warren County. It sits at the top of Quaker Hill two blocks off downtown Waynesville. Twenty-two rooms of historic exhibits are offered on three floors. Each room highlights a local community or an aspect of early Quaker life, period clothing, local medicine and education, and more! The Quaker Historical District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There will be time on Saturday to spend in the museum for all participants.

 One thing that is in the library of the museum is a map that shows where the land was located for many of our ancestors.  You will want to be sure to see that.

Here is a photo  land that is marked as belonging to Mrs. P. McKinsey who would have been the wife of my 5-gr-father's youngest son Patrick.  According to another researcher this woman was Elizabeth Bowman McKinsey.

 When George McKinsey died,  Patrick McKinsey seems to have bought 
George's original  land from all of the other heirs.  

The land was described to be:

Situated in Warren County, Ohio, and on the east side of the little 
Miami river, viz, connecting in the south boundary line of Samuel 
Kelly's land on the Bank of said river to the north boundary line of 
Smith and Evans' land formerly owned by John Steddom thence with said 
line in an eastward direction to the land of William O Neal, thence in a 
northward direction with the line of said O'Neal to Samuel Kelly's line, 
thence with said Kelly's line to the beginning at the river, containing 
two hundred and seventy acres, more or less.

John M. Cowan
Eleazor Elmore

There is no doubt in my mind that the land depicted on the map is the same land that George and his family acquired in the first decade of the 1800's.  I am hoping to see this land for myself while I am in Waynesville in September.

I looked among my photos from my visit with Milton and found the date on the map.  It is in an Atlas:

Waynesville's publc library has an amazing history room!  I visited in several years ago and was very excited about what I found.  The library is actually named after a relative of Milton's....I will ask him the relationship.  It is the Mary L. Cook Library.

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