Notes on Middlesex County, Virginia in the 1600s - 21 Feb 2004
When The Immigrant John Bristow arrived in Virginia, he joined a handful of Europeans clustered on the edge of a great, unknown continent.
Notes on James Bristow, Sr. (1731?-1806) of Virginia and Kentucky -
25 May 2000
He and his extended family joined the great migration from the Piedmont to the Bluegrass.
Notes on James Bristow, Jr (1770-1855) of Bourbon and Boone Counties, Kentucky. - 10 May 2001
A landowner, mill operator and carpenter, he built the Stoney Point Baptist Church, only to leave the Primitive Baptists and become a Campbellite preacher.
Notes on John Bristow (1763?-1840) of Clark County, Kentucky. - 5 June 2001
Although John had no children of his own, he was fondly remembered by his neices and the orphans he raised.
Notes on Reuben Lewis Bristow (1811-1871) of Kentucky -
21 June 2000
A hard-working and prosperous farmer near Independence.
Notes on Julius Lucien Bristow I (1836-1893) of Kenton County, Kentucky. Reuben and Statira's eldest son served as Kenton County Clerk and President of the Covington School Board. - 21 July 2007
Notes on Louis Lunsford Bristow (1854-1921) of Kenton and Scott Counties, Kentucky. - 21 November 2005
An attorney and judge who was our first serious genealogist, he wrote some charming letters about family history.
Notes on Frank Leslie Bristow (1845-1914) of Kenton County, Kentucky. - 10 April 2005
A second cousin of Julius and Louis, Frank taught music and was a composer and entrepreneur, but his romantic life brought him grief.
Cowboys and Indians: How another Reuben L. Bristow met his end on the Great Plains. His grave survives. -
5 Jul 2005
Thomas R. Benning was shot in his office at the Kentucky Gazette in 1829. -
20 Dec 2000
Obituary of James Jefferson Rucker Bristow (1891-1965) of Scott County, Kentucky and Florida. - 19 May 2001
A chemical engineer, "Cousin Rucker" invented a way to make orange juice concentrate and helped save the Florida citrus industry from boom and bust.