McCready / Bolton Family Papers, 1780-1998

Descriptive Summary

Title
McCready / Bolton Family Papers, 1780-1998
Creator
McCready/Bolton Family
Extent
19.55 cubic feet, 27,250 items, 28 document boxes, 4 records center boxes, 3 flat oversize storage boxes
Arrangement
Files are arranged into family groups.
Finding Aid Author
Margaret French McCready Cornell
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
An archival repository rarely, if ever, receives a donated collection which already has been processed in acid-free folders and a finding aid prepared. The McCready-Bolton Family Papers is one of those very rare exceptions. In 1996 after visiting Eastern Kentucky University Libraries Mrs. Margaret French McCready Cornell decided to donate her family papers to University Archives. First, she diligently assembled papers from numerous relatives and received their permission to donate the papers to Eastern. Mrs. Cornell, who had recently obtained the M.L.S. degree from Simmons College Graduate School of Library Science in archival management, has arranged the collection into sixteen series according to an individual family member, with the exception of the Henley Moore and Faye Wilson Bolton McCready Joint Series. Each series has been consistently organized and contains information about-provenance, quantity, date range of materials, physical characteristics, lengthy biographical note, and scope and content which lists individual files of the papers. Mrs. Cornell has thoroughly analyzed each series sometimes pointing out major gaps in the materials and often listing cross references to other series. Boxes 29 to 34 primarily contain photographs, scrapbooks, and audio tapes which are referred to throughout the finding aid. Mrs. Cornell's original arrangement has been slightly modified to conform to the University Archives standard inventory format. Student assistant, Mr. Randall Calico, worked diligently in assembling the collection and retyping parts of the finding aid.
The McCready family has very deep roots in Central Kentucky. The family, primarily centered in Winchester, has made significant contributions to the region's economic development and civic progress. For example, a bequeath by Stephen McCready in memory of his wife, Isabel, to the First Presbyterian Church in Richmond provided the seed money to initiate the development of a retirement community in Richmond. In recognition of Mr. McCready's philanthropy the retirement village was named McCready Manor.
Eastern Kentucky University is most honored that the McCready family decided to donate their family papers to the University Archives Section of the library. We are particularly grateful to Mrs. Margaret McCready Cornell for her foresight in assembling, arranging, and preparing this finding aid to her family papers. Her dedication is very much appreciated.
Scope and Content
The union of Rev. the William George McCready and Miss Margaret Anne French created a family with deep roots in the Winchester, KY area. As these Papers reveal, much was recorded and saved about / by Margaret Anne French's family and other relatives, the Moore, Callaway, and Irvine families. Much less is known about William G. McCready's family who had settled in Louisville, KY area. Henley Moore, the youngest son of the McCreadys, married Faye Wilson Bolton whose family's roots were in the Owensboro, KY area. These papers describe the comings and goings of these families through several generations - ordinary people striving to be good family members while making their contributions in their respective communities.
Dominant types of materials include Correspondence, photographs, two diaries, scrap-books, original writing / publications, newspaper clippings, genealogical records.

Contents of the Collection

McCready, Margaret Anne (French), Date range: 1868 - 1948 (with gaps)

Includes Correspondence, diary / notebook, photographs, invitations, confirmation certificate, personal Bible, banking documents, and household papers. 3 boxes, 24 files following her life mainly through her children's correspondence and her life as a minister's wife. Provenance is McCready - Bolton Family Papers Margaret Anne (French) McCready (b. Nov 28, 1863 - d. Oct 15, 1948) was the fourth child of seven born to Charles Stephen French and Margaret Hockaday (Moore) French in Winchester, KY at Welcome Hall. The family had deep roots in Kentucky and this fact is seen throughout the personal documents of Margaret. It is not known where she had her early schooling, but it is assumed in the Winchester environs. On February?, 1892 Margaret married William George McCready an Episcopal clergyman, and their union gave to the world seven children: Charles Stephen, John Dudley, Emily Irvine, William George, Margaret Callaway, Richard French, and Henley Moore. Beginning at age 29, over a period of 16 years (1893 - 1909) she had her seven children (in the midst of various long moves to churches where her husband served (Easton, MD, Asheville, NC, and Brooklyn, NY). The long moves, adjustments to new towns, having responsibility for her young children at age 40+ and prolonged absences from her Kentucky kindred must have taken its toll on Margaret. The drowning of her son George in the Kentucky River in 1981 was devastating to her. Also during this period, her husband was not well and in 1922 she became a widow at age 59 when Henley Moore was only 12 years old. Despite her physical and emotional challenges, Margaret lived to the age of 85, much beloved by her remaining children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winchester, where she retained membership despite her husband's rectorship in the Episcopal Church. Twelve years into their marriage (1904) she was confirmed into the Episcopal Church. Margaret is buried in the McCready plot in the Winchester Cemetery.

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Photographs / diary (1879-1892) / confirmation certificate (ca 1896 - 1904)

  • Box 1, volume File 1
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Correspondence (1886-1899)

  • Volume File 2
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Correspondence & fitness program with Susanna Cocroft (1911-1912)

  • Volume File 3
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Correspondence (1900 - 1929)

  • Volume File 4
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Correspondence received at son George's death (1918)

  • Volume File 5
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Correspondence received at husband's death (1922)

  • Volume File 6
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Correspondence from son Stephen (1922 - 1929)

  • Volume File 7
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Correspondence from son Stephen (July-Sept, 1929)

  • Volume File 8
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Correspondence from son Stephen (1930 - 1939)

  • Volume File 9a
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Correspondence from daughter-in-law: Isabel (Bennett) McCready (1931, 1944 - 1946)

  • Volume File 9b
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Correspondence from son Stephen (1940 - 1946)

  • Volume File 10
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Correspondence from son John Dudley (1907 - 1942)

  • Volume File 11
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Correspondence from son John Dudley (1944 - 1947)

  • Box 2, volume File 12
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Correspondence from daughter Emily (1930 - 1937)

  • Volume File 13
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Correspondence from daughter Margaret & family (1929 - 1946)

  • Volume File 14
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Correspondence from son Richard French (1932 - 1943)

  • Volume File 15
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Correspondence from son Henley Moore & daughter-in-law, Faye (1924, 1932 - 1942)

  • Volume File 16
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Correspondence from son Henley Moore (1944)

  • Volume File 17
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Correspondence from son Henley Moore (1945)

  • Volume File 18
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Correspondence [mixed from cousins, sisters, & others] (1930-1947)

  • Volume File 19
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Calling cards, greeting cards, invitations (1881 - 1848)

  • Volume File 20
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Misc. personal papers, notes (1906 - 1940 with gaps)

  • Volume File 21
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Banking documents (1935 - 1944)

  • Box 3, volume File 22
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Misc. home-related papers (1935 - 1948)

  • Volume File 23
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Death (Oct. 15, 1948)

  • Volume File 24
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The Psalmist: with supplement

  • Volume Book
Rev. William George McCready Series - (Box 28) Box #33 - File 2 Photographs of family at funeral (1948) French Family Series Moore Family Series
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French and Moore Families Series, Date range: ca1780 - 1940 (with gaps)

Includes Correspondence, photographs, a journal, land investment documents, newspaper articles, ephemera Provenance is McCready - Bolton Family Papers 17 files arranged by family groups This series includes information on and in relation to Margaret Anne (French) McCready. Her great-grandparents, grandparents, sisters, and several cousins are included. For supplementary biographical information also see the genealogy files in the Emily Irvine McCready Series.

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James French, Sr. (b. 1769) - great grandfather of Margaret, etc.

  • Box 4, volume File 1
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Richard French (b. Jun 23, 1792 - d. May 1, 1854) - grandfather

James H. French (20 May 1823-13 Feb 1900) - son of Richard, uncle of Margaret

Richard French (b._____d._____) - son of Richard, uncle of Margaret

Mary Taylor (Parrish) French

Mary Callaway French

Mary Tutt (Taliaferro) French - (b._____ d. Feb 14, 1886) -grandmother

Charles Stephen French (b. Jun 8, 1828 - d. Jun 26, 1905) - father

  • Volume File 2
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James H. French (see File 1) - uncle

License to practice law (1864 - 1865)

Charles Stephen French and Margaret Hockaday (Moore) French (Margaret: b. Apr 6, 1832 - d. Jan 12, 1907)

  • Volume File 3
(Marriage: Jan 2, 1855) - Margaret's father and mother
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Charles Stephen French - Minnesota Land Investments (1856-1905)

  • Volume File 4
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Charles Stephen French - miscellaneous papers (1856 - 1907 with gaps)

  • Volume File 5
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Charles Stephen French - legal documents (1859 - 1888)

  • Volume File 6
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Charles Stephen French & Margaret H. (Moore) French Land investments in Superior, Wisconsin (1857 - 1902)

  • Volume File 7
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Thomas Ramsdall Moore (b. Nov 30, 1785 - d. Apr 24, 1844)

  • Volume File 8
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Evelina Walker (Hockaday) Moore (b. Jun 9, 1799 - d. Dec 20, 1857) Parents of Margaret Hockaday (Moore) French Grandparents to Margaret

Margaret Hockaday (Moore) French's brothers and sisters

  • Volume File 9
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Emily (Moore) Bright

Thomas H. Moore

Pattie F. Moore

Sallie (Moore) Wheeler

John Henley Moore (brother to Margaret H. (Moore) French (b. 1829 - d. 1901)

  • Volume File 10
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Isaac Irvine Moore (brother to Margaret H. (Moore) French and wife Emily (Raymond) Moore

  • Volume File 11
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Their children: Douglas and Florence, File date: (1892 - 1937 with gaps)

Isaac Irvine Moore and Emily (Raymond) Moore, Correspondence (1856 - 1881 with gaps)

  • Volume File 12
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Journal written by Emily: "How I Went To Denver" (whereabouts of original?) (cal1869 - 1870)

Brothers and a sister of Margaret Anne (French) McCready:

  • Volume File 13

William Hendley French (b. Dec 5, 1860 - d. Dec 15, 1915)

Married Elizabeth Payne (b. 1863 - d. 1920)

Thomas Richard French (b. Jul 25, 1866 - d. Jul 27, 1886)

Emily J. (French) Sphar (Mrs. Asa) (b. Sep 17, 1858 - d. Aug 28, 1951)

Mary Evaline French - sister of Margaret (b. Aug 30, 1856 - d. Mar 4, 1934), File date: 1915 - 1923

  • Volume File 14
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Sarah Calloway (French) [1 Youtsey / [2 Yates - sister of Margaret (b. Jun 5, 1871 - d. Jan 16, 1940)

  • Volume File 15
File date: 1897, 1908, 1938
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Pattie Elizabeth (French) Witherspoon - sister of Margaret (b. Oct 28, 1868 - d. May 12, 1934)

  • Box 5, volume File 16
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John Moore Wheeler (Son of Sallie (Moore) Wheeler) - first cousin to Margaret

  • Volume File 17
File date: 1888 - 1947
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Photographs from the French / Moore Family Bible (mid 1800s)

  • Volume File 18
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Ephemera of Sarah (French) Youtsey

Box #33, File 1 -Charles Stephen French Georgetown College diploma (1849) State (KY) appointment (1859) French Family Bible (Box 29)
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McCready, Charles Stephen French, Date range: 1915 - 1994

Includes Correspondence, speeches, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, bound books. Provenance is McCready-Bolton Family Papers 24 files following his life chronologically and including information on his 3 wives and their families through the death of Elizabeth Aldred McCready. Includes present day establishment of McCready Manor in Richmond, Ky. Also, 2 scrapbooks and 1 oversized file found in Oversized Box #1.

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Photographs (1895, 1915 - 1963 with gaps)

  • Box 6, volume File 1
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Marriage to Helen Winona Johnson (1920 - 1940)

  • Volume File 2
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Stephen and Helen's son - William Johnson McCready (n.d.)

  • Volume File 3
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Early work in textile industry (1924)

  • Volume File 4
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Real Estate business (1930 - 1964)

  • Volume File 5
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Correspondence [by Stephen] (1950 - 1959)

  • Volume File 6
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Correspondence received (1923 - 1954 with gaps)

  • Volume File 7
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Marriage to Isabel Warfield Bennett (1943 - 1956)

  • Volume File 8
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Family of Isabel W. (Bennett) McCready (1950-1991)

  • Volume File 9
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Affiliations - church and civic (1946 - 1969 with gaps)

  • Volume File 10
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Trips to Europe (1930's? - 1950s with gaps)

  • Volume File 11
See: Henley Moore and Faye B. McCready Series- JOINT File #5
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Camelot at 1105 East 5th Street, Ocala, FL (1940's - 1966)

  • Volume File 12
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Ownership of French painting (1929) (Corregio Madonna)

  • Volume File 13
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Marriage to Elizabeth Aldred Wallace (1959 - 1966)

  • Box 7, volume File 14
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Death of Stephen F. McCready and Estate (Sept 16, 1966)

  • Volume File 15
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Death and estate of Elizabeth (Wallace) McCready (1975)

  • Volume File 16
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Correspondence related to Elizabeth's death (1975)

  • Volume File 17
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Elizabeth Aldred Wallace's first marriage (1930-1940)

  • Volume File 18
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Elizabeth (Wallace) McCready's family -- Polks and Causeys (1838 - 1937)

  • Volume File 19
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Elizabeth (Wallace) McCready's family correspondence (1836 - 1926 with gaps)

  • Volume File 20
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Elizabeth (Wallace McCready correspondence (1900-1960 with gaps)

  • Volume File 21
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McCready Manor, Richmond, KY (1994)

  • Volume File 22
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Charles Stephen French McCready - Memorabilia

  • Volume File 23
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Paper: "Early Homes of Madison County Kentucky" by Mrs. James W. Caperton (Katherine Phelps) 1930

  • Volume File 24
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Ocala Cavalcade- Honoring Ocala's One Hundredth Birthday (1946)

  • Box 8, volume Book
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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

  • Volume Book
Correspondence to his Mother in Margaret Anne (French) McCready Series (Box 1, files 7-10) Scrapbook of Stephen [a gift from his grandparents] (1894 - 1901) (Box 29) Scrapbook of Stephen (1936-1952) (Box 29) Scrapbook of Isabel (1939 - 1946) (Box 29) Oversized items in Charles Stephen French McCready file - Box #33, File 3 Box 28b, Slides belonging to Betty Wallace McCready, the third wife of Stephen McCready
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Scrapbook #1, Inclusive dates: 1894 - 1901 Indexed? Yes

Volume cover: Cardboard Condition: poor Inside the front cover is written: "To Charles Stephen French McCready. A Present from Grandma French. December 28, 1900." This scrapbook, compiled by his Grandparents, was given to young Charles Stephen F. McCready by his Grandmother five years before her husband's death on June 26, 1905 and seven years before her death on January 12, 1907. The contents include newspaper clippings of family births, weddings, and other areas of interest to the compiler. Dominating the scrapbook contents are sermons by Charles H. Spurgeon and news coverage of Queen Victoria's death. The index summarizes the contents of the scrapbook which is extremely embrittled and fragile.
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Scrapbook #2, Inclusive dates: 1936 - 1952 Indexed? Yes

Newspaper clippings of organizations and real estate projects that Stephen F. McCready was involved with mainly in Ocala (Marion County), Florida. Also contains newspaper clippings pertaining to thefriends and family of SFMcC. One letter written by SFMcC is included. He wrote many similar "round robin" letters to his family. Few of these letters remain or have been found by MMC while processing this collection. Volume cover: Brown imitation leather Condition: good
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Scrapbook, Inclusive dates: 1943 - 1944 Indexed? Yes

Newspaper clippings of family obituaries and marriages, a graduation announcement, and other subjects related to Isabel's family including the Bennetts, Brittains, Burnams who generally resided in the Richmond, KY area. Volume cover: Brown embossed leather Condition: Cover - good, Contents - poor
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McCready, Emily Irvine, Date range: 1896 - 1971

Provenance is McCready - Bolton Family Papers 50 files arranged chronologically and focused on her writings Physical characteristics: Correspondence, photographs, original writing, notebooks, newspaper articles, personal books, ephemera Emily Irvine McCready (b. Sep 1, 1896 - d. Aug 29, 1971) was the third child and first daughter born to the Rev. Dr. William George McCready and Margaret Anne (French) McCready. Her place of birth was Newport, KY; she was baptized on Oct 22, 1896 in Winchester, KY. Emily received a diploma from the Hannah Moore Academy - Diocese of Maryland in 1915 and in 1918 obtained her Kentucky Teacher's Certificate. In 1928, she received an AB from Wesleyan College in Winchester, KY; two years later she attended the summer session of Alliance Francaise in Paris, France. Emily never married. Because of her love of children (especially her nieces and nephews), she opened in 1939-40 a kindergarten in Winchester which lasted several years. Always interested in writing and encouraging others to write, she set the example and wrote historical articles for the newspaper between 1950 - 1960. Also, she pursued her passion for genealogy. She attended the University of Oklahoma taking several creative writing courses (1953 - 1962?). During this period, she wrote a novel entitled The Corn Top's Ripe. For the most part, Emily lived in Winchester: at 1108 West Lexington Road in her family home; on College Street; in the winter at the Brown Proctor Hotel; and finally on 321 South Maple Street. Emily was a life member of the Fortnightly Club. After a long illness, Emily died on Aug 29, 1971 and was buried in the McCready plot of the Winchester, KY cemetery.

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Childhood and youth (1896 - 1920)

  • Box 9, volume File 1
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Correspondence (1911 - 1962 with gaps)

  • Volume File 2a
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Summer of 1930 in Paris, France

  • Volume File 2b
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Photographs (1930s - 1960)

  • Volume File 3
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Kindergarten teaching (1939-40)

University of Oklahoma (1953-1962?)

  • Volume File 4
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Correspondence (1939-59)

  • Volume File 5
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Correspondence (1960-62)

  • Volume File 6
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Correspondence (1963-64)

  • Volume File 7
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Correspondence (1965)

  • Volume File 8
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Correspondence (1966,1969)

  • Volume File 9
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Her nieces and nephews (1940-1956)

  • Box 10, volume File 10
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Drawings by her niece and nephew (1948-1950)

  • Volume File 11
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Family newspapers (1953)

  • Volume File 12
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Tribute to Emily by her niece, Margaret McCready Cornell (1995)

  • Volume File 13
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Photographs in her collection (1950's?)

  • Volume File 14
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Collected items of interest to Emily (1932, 1939, 1952)

  • Volume File 15
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Collected items of interest - Cane Ridge Meeting House and John Allen Gano (Varied dates in 1800s)

  • Volume File 16
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Newspaper clippings (1950s - 1970s, with gaps)

  • Volume File 17
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Recipes

  • Volume File 18
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Box #34 items

  • Volume File 19
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Card game

  • Volume File 20
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Callaway Genealogy

  • Volume File 21 - 22
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Callaway and Henderson Family Richard Callaway (1722 - 1780)

  • Volume File 23
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French Genealogy

  • Volume File 24 - 25
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Hockaday Genealogy (1796 - 1864)

  • Volume File 26, 34
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Moore Genealogy

  • Volume File 27 - 28
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Moore Genealogy (Howard Hughes link)

  • Volume File 29
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Moore Genealogy

  • Volume File 30
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Taliaferro - Moore Genealogy

  • Box 11, volume File 31
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Irvine Genealogy

  • Volume File 32
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Irvine/Field Family Reunion (1946-47)

  • Volume File 33
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Hockaday/ Moore Genealogy

  • Volume File 34
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Sphar Genealogy

  • Volume File 35
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Open

  • Volume File 36
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Emily's writing (1920 - 1930s)

  • Volume File 37
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Emily's writing (late 1940s - 1964)

  • Volume File 38-43
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Emily's writing (continued)

  • Box 12, volume File 44-49
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Historic homes of Kentucky

  • Volume File 50
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Welcome Hall

Caveland

Crown Crest

Dixiana

Sleepy Hollow

Drafts of Emily Irvine McCready's writings through the years

  • Box 13
Box #33, Files 1 and 4 Margaret Anne (French) McCready Series - correspondence from Emily to her mother. (Box 2, file 13)
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McCready, Henley Moore, Date range: 1910 - (1935 - 1970) - 1976

Includes Correspondence (personal and business), photographs, scrapbook with clippings, phonograph records, programs, diplomas, award plaques, insurance records, sheet music, personal ephemera Provenance is McCready-Bolton Family Papers 1 cubic foot (12 files by subject or type of material), scrapbook in ledger-type book Henley Moore McCready (Oct 15, 1909 - Nov 19, 1976) was the youngest of seven children born to Rev. Dr. William George and Margaret Anne (French) McCready. Born in Asheville, NC the family later moved to Winchester, Kentucky where HMMcC spent most of his life. He graduated from Clark County High School in 1926 and Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1931. In the mid 1930's he became an insurance salesman, his profession until his death. In 1938, he married Faye Wilson Bolton and they had two children: Margaret French and John Bennett. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army for approximately 22 monthsIn the service, Henley Moore served in the 97th Chemical Mortar Battalion, Co. A, 3rd Plt (ASN 35 882 738, Co.A) of the U.S. Army. Within his papers information on his date of service is conflicting. One date is Feb 7, 1944 to Oct 22, 1945; the other date is Jan 28, 1944 to Aug, 1945.. After the War, he returned to his first love -- his family. For nearly 40 years, he maintained his insurance business and contributed extensively to his community through his singing, church work and as a Kiwanis Club member. HMMcC was buried in the McCready plot of the Winchester, Ky cemetery.

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Photographs of Henley Moore McCready (1910 - 1960's)

  • Box 14, volume File 1
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Wesleyan College (1933)

  • Volume File 2
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HS and College diplomas in oversized box of Collection (1926, 1931)

Correspondence - personal and business (1924 - 1938)

  • Volume File 3
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Correspondence - personal (1942, 1945-1975 with gaps)

  • Volume File 4
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Insurance business records (1935 - 1965)

  • Volume File 5
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Writing for insurance magazines- 1964

World War II - correspondence & photographs (1944 - 1945)

  • Volume File 6 & 7
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Kiwanis Club and First Baptist Church (1954 - 1959, 1968)

  • Volume File 8
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Shakertown - 1972

Music programs, photographs, phonographs (1946 - 1969)

  • Box 15, volume File 9
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Original writing (1962 - 1966)

  • Volume File 10
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Death (Nov. 19, 1976)

  • Volume File 11 & 12
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Ephemera: Plaques and personal belongings.

Henley Moore and Faye B. McCready Series (JOINT) Faye Bolton McCready Series Margaret Anne (French) McCready Series-Correspondence to his Mother (Box 2, files 16-18) Henley Moore McCready Scrapbook (1915 - 1938) (Box 30) Photographs and other papers in Faye Bolton McCready Series, Box #33, File 11 Other notes: Insurance companies affiliation - (1 the Mutual Life of New York and 2) the Maryland Casualty Company)
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Scrapbook, Inclusive dates: 1916 - 1938 Indexed? Yes

Newspaper clippings of family obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, and other subjects related to Kentucky and family history that interested Henley Moore McCready. Volume cover: Grey cloth over cardboard Condition: good
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McCready, Faye Wilson (Bolton), Date range: 1916 - 1993

Includes Correspondence, diaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, yearbooks, reports, audio tapes, sheet music, personal ephemera. Provenance is McCready-Bolton Family Papers 2 1/2 cubic feet (46 files following her life chronologically and by areas of work), 1 scrapbook. Faye Wilson (Bolton) McCready (Dec 19, 1916 - Sep 9, 1993) was the only surviving child born to John Cleveland Bolton and Mary Elizabeth (Bennett) Bolton in Owensboro, Kentucky. The family owned a small farm on the Hale Road outside of Owensboro near Philpot, KY. Faye attended elementary and high schools in Daviess County. She graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College (Winchester) in 1937. While in college Faye met her future husband, Henley Moore McCready (also a Wesleyan graduate) whose family lived in Winchester. They were married in 1938 then resided in Winchester for the remainder of their lives. Two children were born, Margaret French and John Bennett. Henley and Faye continued to have strong ties with Wesleyan College and she became a piano instructor. As a young mother, for part time jobs, she played the organ in Winchester churches (including the First Baptist and Christian Churches) and the funeral homes. Having established her identity as a good organist and following her Methodist roots, she accepted the offer for the organist position at the First Methodist Church in 1951. Eventually she became the Minister of Music and retained this position for the next forty years. Faye was also a piano and organ teacher and generally supported the arts in the Winchester/Lexington area all of her life. She was a member of various Winchester clubs including the Fortnightly Club and Winchester Music Club but the main focus in her adult life was church music and her family. FWBMcC is buried in the McCready plot of the Winchester, KY Cemetery.

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Infancy - childhood (1916 - 1925)

  • Box 16, volume File 1
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Elementary school (1922 - 1929)

  • Volume File 2
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Daviess County High School (1929 - 1933)

  • Volume File 3
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College application (1932-33)

  • Volume File 4
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Kentucky Wesleyan College (1933 - 1937)

  • Volume File 5a
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Zoology folder and Music Tests

  • Box 17, volume File 5b
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College Term Papers

  • Volume File 5c
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First job as a teacher (1937-38)

  • Volume File 6
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Marriage to Henley Moore McCready (1938)

  • Volume File 7
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Professor Faye B. McCready - Wesleyan College (1947-1951)

  • Volume File 8
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Wesleyan Alumna (1937 - 1993)

  • Volume File 9
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Student at University of Kentucky (1949 - 1957)

  • Volume File 10
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The First Methodist Church (1951 - 1971)

  • Volume File 11
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The First Methodist Church (1972 - 1993)

  • Volume File 12
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Church Music Workshops (1953-1984 with gaps)

  • Volume File 13a
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The First Methodist Church - W.S.C.S./ U.M.W. (1954 - 1986)

  • Box 18, volume File 13b
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Winchester Music Club member (1934 - 1993) with gaps

  • Volume File 14
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Fortnightly Club member (1948 - 1993)

  • Volume File 15
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Membership in other clubs (1948 - 1993)

  • Volume File 16
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Teacher certification efforts (1973)

  • Volume File 17
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Piano / Organ teacher (1953 - 1966)

  • Volume File 18
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Functions played for (1942 - 1993)

  • Volume File 19
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Lexington A.G.O. Chapter concert (1956)

  • Volume File 20
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Involvement in Winchester Council for the Arts (1986 - 1987)

  • Volume File 21
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Windswept Workshops, Berea, Ky (1975, 1983 - 86)

  • Volume File 22
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Insurance Agent (1976 - 1985)

  • Volume File 23
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Patient at Charter Ridge Hospital (1979)

  • Volume File 24
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Poetry / paintings (1970s-80s)

  • Volume File 25
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The Methodist Festival Choir Tour (1981)

  • Volume File 26
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Box 19 contains Birthday cards through the years, Bibles, a bow, post cards, and pieces of silver all belonging to Faye B. McCready.

  • Box 19
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Friends: European trips with Hazel McCormick and Mary Mitchell Grant (1977 and 1982)

  • Box 20, volume File 27
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Friend: Correspondence with Dan Rains (1978 - 1980) - 40 year restriction

  • Volume File 28
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Friend: Dan Rains (1978 - 1993)

  • Volume File 29
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Friend: Lenore Hastings - a lifelong friend from college (n.d.)

  • Volume File 30
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Friend: Odette Prunet, nurse from Frontier Nursing Service and lifelong friend (1948 - 1993)

  • Volume File 31
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Continued correspondence of Faye's daughter, Margaret with Odette Prunet (1994 - 1998)

Acquaintance with Mary Breckinridge, Founder FNS

Friend: John Bloomfield (1970 - 1987)

  • Volume File 32
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Wide Neighborhoods by Mary Breckinridge

  • Volume Book
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Cousin and friend: Henry Douglas Smith (1932 - 1980) with gaps

  • Box 21, volume File 33
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Cousin and friend: Frances Ann (DuVerger) Tinnemeier (1965-1993)

  • Volume File 34
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Tinnemeier's trip - Bolton Castle (1983)

  • Volume File 35
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Friend: Holly (Stevenson) VanMeter (1974-1993)

  • Volume File 36
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Personal ephemera - unique correspondence - (1948-1980 with gaps)

  • Volume File 37
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Correspondence (1980 - 1993)

  • Volume File 38
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Color profile (1981)

  • Volume File 39
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"Faye McCready Day" (1990)

  • Volume File 40
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Concert with Dan Rains at Scarritt Bennett Center (1992)

  • Volume File 41
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Last concert with Dan Rains and Frances Tinnemeier (1993)

  • Volume File 42
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Living Will (1993)

  • Volume File 43
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Death of Faye B. McCready (Sept. 11, 1993)

  • Box 22, volume File 44
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Estate of Faye B. McCready (1993)

  • Volume File 45
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Sheet music

  • Volume File 46
Scrapbook #1 (1932) - (Box 30) Scrapbook #2(1929-33) - (Box 30) Scrapbook #3 (1932?) - (Box 30) Joint Henley Moore and Faye (Bolton) McCready Series John C. and Mary B. Bolton Series Photograph boxes (Boxes 31 and 32) Portrait photograph of Faye done by William Ogden, Winchester photographer (ca 1953) Box #34 - File 11 -College diplomas and photographs (1926-1970) File 12 - Elizabeth (Lib) Crapster Coats of Arms (1946 File 47 - Faye's original drawings (1930, 1980) File 48 - Certificates and Licenses (1973 - 1981)
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Scrapbook #1, Inclusive dates: July 9, 1932 - Sept 2, 1932 Indexed? No

Scrapbook made during or following Faye's trip to visit her cousins, the Smiths, in Amarillo, Texas. She was a teen at the time and delighted with the opportunity to travel west-her first big trip away from home. (Hettie Smith was the sister of Mary (Bennett) Bolton, Faye's mother.) Volume cover: Paper Condition: fair to poor
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Scrapbook #2, Inclusive dates: 1929 - 1933 Indexed? No

Scrapbook of memorabilia, clippings, programs and events Faye attended / participated in during Grades 9 - 12. Volume cover: Heavy green paper Condition: good
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Scrapbook #3, Inclusive dates: ca 1932 or 1933? Indexed? No

A quaint scrapbook entitled "Romance of Faye Wilson Bolton" and created by Faye's mother probably as a gift to her. The contents are pictures cut from magazines and the story is the growth and life stages of a girl / woman from babyhood through adulthood. At the end, Mary encloses a special poem which shewrote to Faye. Volume cover: Light cardboard Condition: poor - very embrittled
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McCready, Henley Moore and Faye Wilson (Bolton)- JOINT, Date range: 1938 - 1993 (with gaps)

Includes Correspondence, travel diary, photographs, calling cards, newspaper clippings, programs, church bulletins Provenance is McCready-Bolton Family Papers One half cubic foot (10 files by subject or type of file) See information on individual series of both persons.

Inventory

Wedding (Jan 31, 1938)

  • Box 23, volume File 1
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Wedding and occasions after (1938)

  • Volume File 2
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Correspondence (1937 [1962-1966] - 1993)

  • Volume File 3
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Family home: 223 Moundale Avenue, Winchester, KY (1940 - 1993)

  • Volume File 4
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Trip to Europe with Stephen and Betty McCready (1961)

  • Volume File 5
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Trip to Europe - on board the Mauritania (1961)

  • Volume File 6
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Trip from Europe - return trip on Mauritania (1961)

  • Box 24, volume File 7
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Trip to England with Charles and Mary Kay Turkington (1974)

  • Volume File 8
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Trip to Providence, RI to visit the Cornells

  • Volume File 9
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Interest in Winchester Cathedral - church bulletin collection

  • Volume File 10
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John Bennett McCready - Infancy to early childhood (1940-1944)

  • Volume File 11
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John Bennett McCready - Elementary / Jr. High (1946-1953)

  • Volume File 12
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John Bennett McCready - High School / College (1958-1962)

  • Volume File 13
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John Bennett McCready - Weds Margaret Milner (7/17/65 - 1969, 1990)

  • Box 25, volume File 14
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John Bennett McCready - Post college - Adulthood (1963-1976)

  • Volume File 15
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John Bennett McCready - children (1979-1993)

  • Volume File 16
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Emily

Stephen

Preston

John Bennett McCready - Daughter - Emily Bolton (McCready) Kirk (1971-1997)

  • Volume File 17
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John Bennett McCready - Family items, correspondence (1997-)

  • Volume File 18
Box #34: File 11: College certificates (1931, 1937) Photographs (1939, 1953) Insurance certificates (1941, 1970) Box #34: File 12: Coats of Arms: French, Taliaferro, Callaway painted by Elizabeth (Lib) Crapster in 1946. Box 28b: Slides belonging to Henley Moore and Faye McCready - various types
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Bolton, John Cleveland and Mary Elizabeth (Bennett), Date range: 1800 - 1996

Scope and content: Collection contains genealogy information with files organized around John and Mary (Bennett) Bolton and their parents and siblings. Photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings make up the bulk of the material which covers a span of almost 200 years and tells a story of two families which dispersed over the United States, but whose roots remained in the Owensboro, KY area. Includes Photographs, correspondence, a scrapbook, a ledger, deed, printed/handwritten genealogy information. Provenance is McCready-Bolton Family Papers 1 cubic foot (22 files) John Cleveland Bolton (b. May 25, 1882 - d. Apr 30, 1962) born in Livia, KY (McLean County), was the third child (of six) of John Henry Bolton and Cynthia Martha May. He grew up in the same area where he met his wife, Mary Elizabeth Bennett (b. Feb 8, 1882 - d. Feb 23, 1965), daughter of Samuel Wilson Bennett and Elizabeth Wilhite Patterson. Mary was the tenth child of twelve. For a brief period after their marriage (Sep 20, 1905) they lived in Ouray, Colorado but returned to the Owensboro, KY (Daviess County) area where they made their lifetime home. John was a farmer keeping his 30+ acres in tobacco and hay to feed a few cows. He made his living off the tobacco and selling eggs, butter, and milk to Owensboro customers which he delivered to their homes. Mary was a homemaker and loved to bake and sew. She made many (50?) quilts in her lifetime. They were members of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church where John was Sunday School Supt and Mary was a part of the Women's Society of Christian Service. They had two daughters: an infant born in 1909 did not live; Faye Wilson Bolton was born in 1916. When John died, Mary sold the farm and moved to Winchester, KY to live with Faye and Henley Moore McCready until her death. Both John and Mary are buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro, KY.

Bolton - Bennett genealogy (1800 to present)

  • Box 26, volume File 1
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John Henry Bolton and Cynthia Martha May (1843 - 1934)

  • Volume File 2
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John H. Bolton & Cynthia M. May - their children (1878 -)

  • Volume File 3
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John H. Bolton & Cynthia M. May: their son, Dr. Louis C. Bolton (1878 - 1966)

  • Volume File 4
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Photographs - John C. & Mary B. Bolton (1896 - 1960 with gaps)

  • Volume File 5-A
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In Box #35 - Photographs of Bolton family (1880s? - 1965)

  • Volume File 5-B
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Correspondence with Dr. and Mrs. Louis Bailey, grandson of Lewis Bolton, brother of John C. Bolton (1995 - 1998)

Photographs - unidentified

  • Volume File 6
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Correspondence- John C. and Mary B. Bolton (1905 - 1956)

  • Volume File 7
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Scrapbook of Mary B. Bolton (1910 - 1955 with gaps)

  • Volume File 8
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Legal documents, deeds & receipts of John C. & Mary B. Bolton (1913 - 1958 with gaps)

  • Volume File 9
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Deaths of John C. (1962) and Mary B. Bolton (1965)

  • Volume File 10
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Daguerreotypes (?) of Thomas Wilhite (1823 - 1873) and Nancy Ellis (1823 - 1877)

  • Volume File 11
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Amos (1807 - 1880) and Judith (Loyd) Bennett (1812 - 1899)

  • Volume File 12
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Samuel W. (1841 - 1929) and Elizabeth (Wilhite) Patterson Bennett (1846 - 1910)

  • Volume File 13
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Photographs - Samuel and Elizabeth Bennett (1861 - 1926)

  • Box 27, volume File 14
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Civil War Diary - Samuel W. Bennett (1861 - 1865)

  • Volume File 15
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Samuel W. and Elizabeth Bennett - Their 12 children, born between 1864 and 1885. (Alice Taylor Patterson was Elizabeth's child by her first marriage.)

  • Volume File 16
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Samuel W. and Elizabeth Bennett's daughter, Hettie (Bennett) Smith

  • Volume File 17
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Hettie Smith's daughter: Ernestine (Smith) Nobles

  • Volume File 18
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Hettie Smith's other children: Lois, Henry, and Wilda

  • Volume File 19
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Samuel W. and Elizabeth Bennett's grandchildren (ca 1900 -?)

  • Volume File 20
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Samuel W. and Elizabeth Benett's great-grandchildren (1988 to present)

  • Volume File 21
Also: Ephemera: Mary B. Bolton's hand-made bonnet (1940's). Ledger of John C. Bolton (1906 - 1927). Ambrotypes (2 unidentified)
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In Box #34 Samuel and Elizabeth Bennett's son: Dr. Robert M. Bennett (b. 1874 - d. 1930). Bennett Family Bible pages (1841 - 1979, with gaps)

  • Volume File 22
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Related Items

Also: Original copy of Civil War Diary of Samuel Wilson Bennett is located at the Owensboro Museum, Owensboro, KY Also: Mary B. Bolton's quilts (1930's - 1960) now held by her Grandchildren, Margaret M. Cornell and John B. McCready and Great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Faye Cornell Goldwitz and Andrew Lockwood Cornell. Also: Hettie (Bennett) Smith's daughter, Ernestine donated the wedding dresses of her husband's (Grady Nobles) grandmother (Mrs. Landergin) and his mother (Alice Landergin Nobles) to the Panhandle Plains Museum in Amarillo, TX??
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McCready, John, 1862 - 1919 (with gaps), 1940, 1953, 1962 - 1963

1 file, Box #28 Includes Photograph of portrait, family recollections, genealogy information from cementery, pamphlet. Little is known of John McCready. Family recollections recount that he was born in Sligo, Ireland (Westmoreland County) in 1829 to William McCready and Lady Hamilton (?) of the north Ireland Hamilton family. The Hamilton estate was "Hamilton Manor (sp?). At age 19 John, with his older brother, William, came to America in 1848 landing in New Orleans. Eventually they continued north to Louisville, KY where they made their home and became merchants. John married Janet (also found as Jennie and Jeannette) Coote (sp?) of English and French descent whose father was a surgeon in the British army. John and his wife had three sons -- Robert, John, and William George. John McCready died in 1863 or 1864 of tuberculosis and is buried in the Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY. (Note of MM Cornell - as of 1998, the sparse (but well intentioned) information on John McCready was supplied by Emily Irvine McCready and Richard French McCready. Much research is still needed on origins and members of the early McCready family.)
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McCready, Rev. William George, 1854 - 1940

2 files following his life chronologically; and 1 file on his cousin (?), Rev. Richard Lightburne McCready. Box #28 Also see Box #33, File 2. Includes Correspondence, photographs, sermons, statement of last wishes, newspaper articles, certificates. William George McCready was one of three children (all sons?) born to John McCready and Janet (also found as Jane, Jeannette, and Jennie) Coote (also found as Cooks) in Louisville, KY (b. Dec 14, 1854 - d. Jan 22, 1921). No records or photographs have been found on his childhood and youth but it is presumed his early education was in Louisville, KY. In 1873 he was employed in the Clerk's Office of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts (KY District) in Louisville, KY. On Feb, 1892 he married Margaret Anne French of Winchester, KY in a home wedding at Welcome Hall. They had seven children: Charles Stephen French, John Dudley, Emily Irvine, William George, Jr., Margaret Calloway, Richard French, and Henley Moore.

Inventory

Biographical materials (1854 - 1921)

  • Box 28, volume File 1
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Correspondence and Statement of "last wishes" (1873 - 1921)

  • Volume File 2
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Richard Lightburne McCready (A cousin?)

  • Volume File 3
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McCready, John Dudley, 1894 - 1998 (with gaps)

Six (6) files following his life chronologically. Box #28 Includes Correspondence, photographs, sermons, newspaper articles, book by JDMcC. John Dudley McCready (b. June 26, 1894 - d. Sept. 26, 1973) was the second child born to the Rev. Dr. William George McCready and Margaret Anne (French) McCready. His place of birth was Winchester, KY; his baptism was in Newport, KY. He attended Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA) then obtained his AB and MA at Columbia University in New York. He also attended Union Theological Seminary and obtained his Th. M. at Southern Baptist Seminary (Louisville, KY). While serving as assistant pastor at the First Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL he met and later married Mary Winston Martin. They had one son John Dudley McCready, Jr. who lived only a week; two years later their only daughter, Mary Winston McCready, was born. While pastor at the First Baptist Church in Morganton, NC, John Dudley took a leave of absence and served in the U.S. Army Chaplaincy Corps during World War II. After retiring from the pastorate, he taught English at Chowan College (Murfreesboro, NC); later the family moved to Ocala, Florida where John was on the Central Florida Junior College faculty as instructor of humanities. Besides his dedicated service to the church pastorate, John was devoted to his family. He also had keen respect for the English language, the written word and enjoyed teaching. Throughout his life he wrote columns in local newspapers and publications of the Baptist Church. Contemplation and writing probably took place at his longtime family summer home, Molehill Manor, in Black Mountain, NC near Ridgecrest. He died while in Asheville, NC and was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Morganton, NC.

Inventory

Photographs and information of John Dudley McCready and his family (1894- 1971 with gaps)

  • Box #28, volume File 1
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Correspondence received (1922 - 1944 with gaps)

  • Volume File 2
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Sermons (1941 - 1942)

  • Volume File 3
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Published writing (1931 - 1969 with gaps)

  • Volume File 4
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Biographical materials (1932 - 1973)

  • Volume File 5
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Collected items (1922, 1952)

  • Volume File 6
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Mary Winston (Martin) McCready and daughter, Mary Winston (1990-1992)

  • Volume File 7
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M.W.McCready correspondence with Margaret (McCready) Cornell 1988-1998

  • Volume File 8
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Writings of John Dudley McCready (ca 1930 - 1957)

Newspaper Columns

"The Bible Beacon", ?

Place/Publication?
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"Here and There", 1930-1939?

Demopolis, AL
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"Watch The World", ?

Alabama?
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"Little Stories From Life", 1955-1957

The News Herald Morgantown, NC The Hickory Daily Record Hickory, NC
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"Political Enigma: War Paved Way for Hamilton", 9-4-1957

Virginia-Pilot The Portsmouth Star
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?, ?

Gastonia Gazette
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?, ?

Ashville Citizen-Times Ashville, NC
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Church Publications

"Current Events", 1931

The Alabama Baptist
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"Watching the World - News and Comment", 1933-1935

The Alabama Baptist
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"How Do We Serve Our Country By Paying Taxes?", 1937

The Baptist Training Union Magazine
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"The Veteran's Enlistment Program - A Plan Based on the Experience of Chaplains and Now in Use in Civilian Communities", 1946

Baptist Home Mission Board publication (with Troy B. Yopp)
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"Stories From Life", 1956

Biblical Recorder
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Book

Glimpses of the South We Love -- Some Anecdotes and Sketches of People and Things Representative of Southern Life. (Privately published for JDMcC by Stephen F. McCready in 1964.)

William George McCready, 1916 - 1918

Quantity: One file, Box #28 Includes One photograph (in Box #34) and newspaper clippings. William George McCready (Jan 29, 1899 - Jun 11, 1918) was the fourth child born to the Rev. Dr. William George McCready and Margaret Anne (French) McCready. His place of birth was Newport, KY and he was baptized by his father in May, 1899 at St. Paul's Church, Newport. It is assumed his earliest education was in Asheville, NC; as a teen he attended St. Paul's School in Garden City on Long Island, NY-near Brooklyn where his family lived while his father served as rector of St. Peter's Church. After high school, he pursued the business world in New York following the footsteps of his older brother, Stephen who also resided in New York. Back home in Winchester, KY for a vacation in 1918, his life ended tragically when he drowned in the Kentucky River. George is buried in the Winchester, KY Cemetery. See also: File 5 (one photograph) Margaret Anne (French) McCready Series - Correspondence received by his mother at the time of his death.
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Margaret Calloway (McCready) Blake (a.k.a. "MarCallie"), 1911 - 1995 (with gaps)

1 file following her life chronologically and including brief information on her children and grandchildren. Also includes several photographs and correspondence sent from her children to Margaret F. (McCready) Cornell after Marcallie Blake's death. Box #28 Includes Correspondence, photographs, statement of recollection, invitations, newspaper articles. Margaret Calloway (McCready) Blake (April 28, 1901 - May? 1982) was the fifth child born to the Rev. Dr. William George McCready and Margaret Anne (French) McCready. Her place of birth was Winchester, KY. She was baptized by her father on July 4, 1901. Affectionately called "MarCallie" all her life, it is presumed she had her early schooling in Easton, MD, Ashville, NC and Brooklyn, NY -- the communities where her father served as rector. When she was 14, the family moved back to Winchester. It is assumed she graduated from Clark County High School around 1918. It is not known whether she attended college. In 1925 she met her future husband, Charles Mowry Blake, while visiting her brother Stephen in Ocala, Florida. Charles, who resided in Lexington, MA, was visiting his sister Mrs. Alfred MacKay, a neighbor of Stephen McCready. Charles and MarCallie married in Winchester, KY on June 23, 1926. After their marriage, the couple established residence in Lexington, MA where Charles' family had resided for many years. They had two children: Charles Mowry Blake, Jr. and Anne French Blake. Marcallie was a homemaker her entire life. She was devoted to her husband, children, and her family in Kentucky and Florida. For many years she was an active member of the Hancock Congregational Church located in the center of Lexington, Mass. She is buried with her husband in the Lexington (MA) Cemetery.

Inventory:

Photographs and newspaper clippings on MarCallie, her husband, her children and grandchildren (1901 - 1995)

  • Box 28, volume File 1
The Margaret Anne (French) McCready Series -Correspondence to her mother from MarCallie Blake and husband Charles.
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Richard French McCready, 1913 - 1992 (with gaps)

1 file, Box #28 Includes Correspondence, photographs, printed invitations, a speech, and newspaper articles. Richard French McCready (March 14, 1905 - Oct 5, 1992) was the sixth child (of seven) born to the Rev. Dr. William George McCready and Margaret Anne (French) McCready. His place of birth was Easton, MD; he was baptized Easter eve, 1905 by his father who was rector of Christ Episcopal Church until 1907. In 1908, his father became rector of Trinity Church in Asheville, NC; in 1910 the family moved again to Brooklyn, NY where his father served St. Peter's Church, remaining until 1915. Young Richard undoubtedly took his early years of education in Asheville and Brooklyn. His teen years were spent in Winchester, KY where he graduated from Clark County High School in 1922. In 1926? he graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and in 1930 (?) he entered the insurance business with Wm. Rogers Sphar under the name Sphar & McCready, Agents. In 1933, Richard married Dolly Wade Toole and they had one son, Richard French McCready, Jr. born July 10, 1941. Richard and Dolly resided their entire married life in Winchester where he had a successful insurance and real estate business. The company later became the Richard F. McCready & Co. Building and loan where it remains (1998) on Main Street, Winchester, KY. Richard was a member of the local Kiwanis Club serving as president in 1944. He was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church, and a supporter of downtown businesses in Winchester, KY. He was devoted to his family, including his siblings, his wife, son, daughter-in-law Jane and their children. He felt great joy in being a grand-father to Sarah Husted and Louise McCready. Richard is buried in the McCready plot of the Winchester, KY cemetery.

Inventory

(arranged by date)

  • Box 28, volume File 1

Photograph of Richard French McCready (ca 1913?)

Clark County High School graduation announcement (1922)

Wedding announcement of Richard and Dolly (1933)

Newspaper clipping of wedding (1933)

Photograph of Richard as a groomsman at Stephen & Isabel McCready wedding (1943)

Photograph: Richard, Jr (1943)

Correspondence (1 letter) from Stephen McCready to Richard (1944?)

Richard's acceptance speech as Kiwanis Club president (1944)

Newspaper clippings of Richard French McCready, Jr. and Jane Cockburn Houston's engagement and wedding. (1970)

Newspaper clipping of Richard French McCready, Jr. taking the oath in the Clark Circuit Court, Winchester, KY (ca 1974?)

Photographs - Sarah Houston McCready (1982, 1986)

Newspaper clipping of Richard's death

The Margaret Anne (French) McCready Series -correspondence from Richard to his mother. (Box 2, file 15) The Richard F. McCready, Jr. Series
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Richard French McCready, Jr., Date range: 1941 -

Provenance is McCready - Bolton Family Papers 1 file, Box #28 Richard French McCready, Jr. (b. Jul 10, 1941 -) had his early years of schooling in Winchester but graduated from high school at the Sewanee Military Academy in 1959. He graduated from Princeton University (1963) and the University of Virginia Law School (1966) then did postgraduate work at Kings College, University of London. In 1967 he was associated with the Davis, Polk & Wardwell law firm in New York, NY. On Dec 5, 1970 Richard married Jane Cockburn Houston at St. James Church in New York, NY. In the late 1980's Richard and his family returned to Winchester, KY where he joined the law firm of Grant, Rose, Pumphrey and McCready. They had two daughters: Sarah Husted and Louise.

Inventory

File 1: Opening day of the Dairy Queen Restaurant in Winchester, KY (1990) File 10: The Emily Irvine McCready Series
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  • Box 29

French Family Bible

Charles Stephen French Scrapbook #1

Charles Stephen French Scrapbook #2

Isabel Warfield (Bennett) McCready Scrapbook 1939 - 1946

Henley M. McCready Scrapbook 1916 - 1938

  • Box 30
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Ledger - John C. Bolton 1906 - 1927

Checkbook of Margaret Anne French McCready 1934 - 1935

Faye Wilson Bolton Scrapbook #1 1932

Faye Wilson Bolton Scrapbook #2 1929 - 1933

Faye Wilson Bolton Scrapbook #3

Faye Bolton McCready - Tapes, pictures, etc.

  • Box 31
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John and Mary Bolton - pictures

Book: Farewell Miss Julie Logan by J.M. Barrie

Photographs belonging to Henley and Faye McCready 1917 - 1993

  • Box 32
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additional files from several series

  • Box #33
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Charles Stephen French Series

Georgetown College Diploma (1849)

  • Volume File #1
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Appointment by Governor of KY (1859)

Rev William George McCready Series

Photograph - ca1900?

  • Volume File # 2
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Baptism certificate - 1857

Margaret Anne (French) McCready Series

Photographs (4) of Margaret's children, their spouses, & her grandchildren - taken day of her funeral on Oct. 17, 1948 photograph taken on steps of her home at 1108 Lexington Road, Winchester, KY.

  • Volume File #2
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Charles Stephen French McCready Series

Photographs of CSFMcC- ca 1950, 1965.

  • Volume File # 3
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Pen and ink sketch of his home, Camelot n.d.

Photograph of Camelot - 1964 (address: 1105 E. Fifth St, Ocala, FL)

Emily Irvine McCready Series

Hannah Moore Academy Diploma (1915)

  • Volume File # 1
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Kentucky Teacher's Certificate (1918)

Children's Building at World's Fair (Harper's Bazaar)

  • Volume File # 4
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Illustrated Kentuckian (1893)

William George McCready (Son) Series

Photograph - ca 1916?

  • Volume File # 5
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Henley Moore and Faye (Bolton) McCready Series - JOINT

  • Box 34
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Diplomas- 1931, 1938

  • Volume File #11
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Photographs: 1939, 1953

Coats of Arms: French, Taliaferro, Callaway - 1941

  • Volume File #12
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Faye (Bolton) McCready Series

Pastel drawings (2) and pencil sketch by FBMcC

  • Volume File #47
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Certificates: KY Colonel, Honorary Sec of State (1973)

  • Volume File #48
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Insurance license (1977)

Cornell, Margaret French (McCready), 1938 - 1999

1 box with files following her life chronologically Includes Photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, etc Margaret French (McCready) Cornell (b. Nov 17,1938 -) was the first child born to Henley Moore and Faye Wilson (Bolton) McCready in Winchester, KY. Her brother John Bennett was born two years later on Nov 4,1940. Margaret's first 18 years were spent in Winchester where she attended her Aunt Emily McCready's Kindergarten, then went to Hickman Street School for elementary grades, and the Winchester High School for grades 7 - 12. After graduation in 1956 she entered the Duke University School of Nursing but transferred out after two years enrolling at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and graduating in 1960. Two years were then spent as a Christian education assistant at the First Methodist Church in Goshen, IN. During 1962, Margaret entered Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. where she obtained her M.R.E. in 1964. While working as a D.C.E. at Bethesda (MD) Methodist Church, she became engaged to Gary Stiles Cornell, a student at Wesley TS. They were married in Nov. 20,1965 at the Seminary Chapel. For the next thirty five years, the Cornells lived in seven towns where Gary served as the pastor of the United Methodist Church: 1965 - 1970 South Methodist in Manchester, CT - while in Manchester, their two children were born: Elizabeth Faye on May 11,1967 and Andrew Lockwood on Mar 14,1969; 1970 - 1972 Carter Memorial Methodist in Needham, MA; 1972 - 1976 Mathewson Street United Methodist in Providence, R1; 1976 - 1981 Barrington United Methodist in Barrington, R1; 1981 - 1987 Ballardvale United Church in Andover, MA; 1987 - 1997 West Chelmsford United Methodist in W. Chelmsford, MA; 1997 - 2000 Londonderry United Methodist Church in Londonderry, NH. After her marriage, Margaret worked several years in Christian education, taught early childhood, and then became a secretary first at the Andover Town Hall then at the Chelmsford Public Schools. While in Chelmsford, she returned to school obtaining her M.L.S. in archival management at Simmons Grad School of Library & Information Science in Boston, MA. She worked in Chelmsford until June, 2000 at the time her husband retired. See also: Box 28b: Slides belonging to Gary and Margaret Cornell - various trips
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