The Fayette County Genealogical Society held its annual Linage Dinner on Monday, May 20 at the Highland House with Jason Gilmore catering the dinner.
Kenneth Arnold was inducted into the First Families of Fayette County Society by proving his ancestor Elijah Arnold, who resided in Fayette County by 1816. You are eligible for this First Families Society if you are able to prove your ancestor(s) resided in Fayette County by Dec. 31, 1820.
Arnold was also inducted into the Civil War Families of Fayette County by proving his ancestor Anderson Arnold served in the Civil War three different times. In 1861, Anderson served in Company B of the Twelfth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1862 he served as a squirrel hunter, and in 1865 he served in Company G of the 181st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. You are eligible for the Civil War Families Society if you can prove that your ancestor(s) served in the Civil War for the Union or the Confederacy between April 12, 1861 and April 18, 1865, and either lived in Fayette County or served out of Fayette County.
Sisters Clarabelle Jones Yelletts and Maybelle Jones were inducted into the Century Families of Society of Fayette County. They proved that their ancestor Samuel Jones resided in Fayette County by 1870, Spencer Jones by 1870, and Lawrence Denzil Jones by 1903. You are eligible for the Century Families Society if you can prove your ancestor(s) resided in Fayette by Dec. 31, 1916. With Kenneth, Clarabelle, and Maybelle, there were inductions in all three of the Societies.
Application forms for induction are due each year by Feb. 1. The Society holds a workshop in the fall of every year to assist applicants, which will be announced later this summer. Forms and rules are available by contacting the Society at FCGS, P.O. Box 342, Washington Court House, OH 43160-0342.
The next meeting of the Society will be held on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Carnegie Public Library at 127 S. North St. in Washington C.H. Nancy Ottman will be presenting the program for the evening. Nancy is presenting a study of tombstones, the symbols found on them and their meanings. Nancy is a member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, The Ohio Genealogical Society, the Palatines to America and Kansas Genealogical Society. She has been involved in genealogy research for 30 years and was recently published in “Your Genealogy Today” magazine.
For any further information concerning this meeting, the Society, or membership, contact Cathy Massie White at 740-333-7227 or ReunionMassie@yahoo.com.