Author: Dennis Partridge

1830 Clay County Kentucky Census Transcription

Remember to search for various spellings of surnames. Some of the names were hard to read, keep in mind they could be wrong, and as usual some typos may exist. FWM = Free White Males FWF = Free White Females FCM = Free Colored Males FCF = Free Colored Females SECTION 1 (Microfilm pages 165-174) Hiram Luncford FWM (20-30) 2 FWF (under 5) 2,   (20-30) 1 George Farzer FWM (50-60) 1 James Henson FWM (20-30) 1 FWF (under 5) 1,   (15-20) 1 Stephen Reid FWM (5-10) 2,   (15-20) 1,   (20-30) 1,   (40-50) 1 FWF...

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Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville Kentucky

Maple Grove Cemetery was established on May 16, 1849 and operated as a private cemetery until the city of Nicholasville Kentucky accepted responsibility for its management in February 1993. It is impossible to determine a precise number of individuals laid to rest at Maple Grove due to the absence of many headstones and markers. The thousands of individuals who are known to be buried there include Civil War solders, victims of the Cholera epidemic, and a community hero-a black man who, in the mid 1800’s, toiled to bury white victims of the dreaded disease and who eventually succumbed to it himself. There are 12,513 known burials at the Maple Grove Cemetery up until 2008, the last time this database was added to, and these are presented here along with a history of the cemetery.

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The Jessamine Journal 1887-Present

The Jessamine Journal was founded by J. M. Parish, who came from Mt. Sterling in 1872, and was its editor and owner. For several years it was printed on a Washington hand-press and had a hard struggle for its existence. It changed owners seven or eight times, and the office was destroyed by fire in 1886. At the time of this fire it was well equipped with a large power press and a first-class outfit of type. J. M. Kerr, who purchased the plant from C. W. Metcalf after the fire, ran it on a small scale for a short time and in 1887 sold it to Col. H. M. McCarty, who was one of the most successful and distinguished journalists in Kentucky. He was secretary of state under Governor Knott, and held other positions of distinction. Harry McCarty, one of the editors, was the junior member of the company.

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Index to Kentucky Land Grants

An index has been kept of the patents on record, but many of these indexes were made at a time when little thought was given to efficiency, and much confusion has resulted, both to the public who seek information, and the custodians of the Land Office who seek to supply the information.

In all about 160,000 patents have been granted to land located in the State of Kentucky. These patents are divided into nine groups, as follows: Virginia Grants, Kentucky Grants, Kentucky Land Warrants, County Court Orders, South of Walker’s Line, South of Green River, West Tennessee River, and W. F. H. Lands. Besides these patents, there are seven or eight volumes of “Entries” of surveys made before the State of Virginia or the State of Kentucky perfected any method of patenting land. Very few of these entries are indexed at all, or if they have ever been indexed, the indexes have long since been lost. It also frequently happens that patents are found which have not been indexed at all.

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Bourbon County, Kentucky Biographies

This page contains a list of biographies placed online for prior residents of Bourbon County, Kentucky. Surnames include: Allen, Ardery, Ashurst, Bagg, Baird, Banta, Barbee, Barlow, Barton, Batterton, Beckett, Becraft, Bedford, Berry, Best, Bledsoe, Boardman, Bohanon, Boulden, Bowen, Bradley, Brandon, Brannock, Brashear, Breckenridge, Brent, Brown, Bryan, Buchanan, Buck, Buckner, Burbridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carpenter, Case, Chambers, Champ, Chandler, Chapline, Chinn, Clark, Clarke, Clay, Clinkinbeard, Colcord, Collins, Corban, Corbin, Coulthard, Craddock, Crenshaw, Crose, Crouch, Croxton, Cunningham, Current, Curry, Dailey, Davie, Davis, Deaver, Didlake, Dodge, Donica, Dow, Dudley, Duvall, Dyer, Eads, Eales, Ewalt, Fee, Ferguson, Field, Fishback, Fisher, Fithian, Ford, Forman, Fritts, Fry, Gaines, Gamble, Gano, Garrard, Garth, Gass, Gay, Gilman, Goff, Goodell, Goodman, Gorham, Gould, Graham, Griffith, Grimes, Hall, Ham, Harris, Hawkins, Hedges, Henkle, Hibler, Higgins, Hildreth, Hill, Hinton, Holliday, Horton, Houston, Howard, Hudelson, Huffman, Huffstutter, Hume, Hurst, Hutchcraft, Hutchinson, Ingels, Isgrig, Jacoby, Jameson, Jewell, Jones, Keller, Kelly, Kennedy, Kenney, Kerr, Kiser, Kleiser, Lamme, Langston, Lary, Layson, Letton, Lindsay, Livar, Lockhart, Long, Longan, Lucas, Lyle, Marsh, Martin, Massie, Mathers, McAboy, McCarney, McChesney, McChord, McClelland, McClure, McDaniel, McIlvain, McKinney, McLeod, McMillan, Meng, Milam, Miller, Mills, Mitchell, Monson, Moore, Moran, Morris, Morrow, Muir, Nichols, Nippert, O’Connor, Offutt, Owen, Paddox, Parker, Patterson, Penn, Piper, Prescott, Pritchett, Pullen, Ray, Redmon, Reed, Reid, Reynolds, Rice, Riddle, Righter, Robbins, Roche, Rogers, Roseberry, Ross, Rucker, Russell, Scott, Seamands, Sedwick, See, Settles, Shannon, Sharp, Shaw, Shawhan, Shields, Shire, Shropshire, Simms, Simpson, Skillman, Skinner, Smedley, Smith, Soper, Speakes, Spears, Steele, Stipp, Stivers, Stone, Stuart, Sweeney, Talbott, Tarr, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Thompson, Thornton, Trimble, Troutman, Trundle, Turner, Turney, Vanhook, Vansant, Varden, Vimont, Walls, Ward, Weathers, Whaley, Wilkerson, Willett, Willmott, Wilson, Woodford, Wornall, and Wright.

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Owsley County Kentucky Obituaries

This page lists the people who have resided in Owsley County KY and have obituaries transcribed online. You can click on the Obituary link to view the actual obituary transcription. Since some pages are compilations of multiple obituaries you may have to search or scroll the page to find the specific one for the person listed.

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Edmonson County, Kentucky, Tax List, 1825

The Edmonson County, Kentucky, tax list of 1825 is arranged alphabetically by the name of the taxpayer. This simplifies finding a given name, although you lose family groupings. To retain family groupings despite alphabetizing by surname, we included the ID, which consists of consecutive numbers applied to consecutive taxpayers. The names in the fields for whom entered, for whom surveyed, for whom patented, were very difficult to read, but include names of the earliest settlers in this area, and many are not found elsewhere on this tax list, so we think it was worth the effort to include these fields. If you find errors, please let us know.

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War with Mexico

The four greater wars of this country mark the four stages of its development as a nation. Of these, the first two were waged for its existence as an independent power, and the rights due such independent state in the high court of nations, objects which commanded the united support of the people. The Federal party in national politics did indeed make a vigorous protest against the war with England in 1812, on the ground that it gave ostensible support to the French Revolution, a political movement that in the name of liberty perpetrated the most horrible outrages. against freedom; but the intolerable assumption of England to impress American seamen, and with a paper manifesto to destroy the commerce of the world, aroused the war spirit of the whole nation. In the latter respect the commercial centers of the new world had quite as much reason to complain of France, but a sentiment of gratitude for her timely aid in the Revolutionary struggle served somewhat to palliate the offense of the latter nation, and outside of New England the universal voice was for war. And now that time has removed the temporary cause of aversion, the achievements of these struggles are prized as the rich inheritance of every American. The last two wars, however, hold a different place in the hearts of the people, and the impartial historian must...

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Trenton Precinct, Todd County, Kentucky

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT No. 5, commonly known as Trenton, lies in the southwestern portion of the county, and is the largest one. It is bounded on the north by the Fairview District, on the east by Guthrie and Allensville Districts, on the south by Tennessee, and on the west by Christian County. The topography of the district is somewhat varied. In the south the land is quite flat, through the central portion it is rolling, and in the northern rather hilly. Here in several places the cavernous limestone comes to the surface. On the old Childs farm there is a cave which has been explored about a half mile. This place in an early day was a fine resort for frolics and picnic parties by the young folks. The soil of the southern and central portions is of dark red clay, while that of the north is of a lighter hue, and by no means so rich. In an early day there was but little timber to be found in the district, except along the banks of the creek and on the northern edge of the district. Since the county has become somewhat settled small groves of timber, consisting of several varieties of oak and some maple, are springing into existence. Also in places in what were once known as barrens the scrub hickory is now found, and wherever that...

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Traces Of The Earliest Inhabitants

IT is an interesting suggestion of the archaeologist, that this land, which on the coming of the whites was too forbidding for the habitation of the Indian, centuries before was the home of a race of beings possessing some approach to civilization. The discovery of footprints upon his deserted island by Robinson Crusoe was not more startling than the discoveries of archaeologists to the followers of Petarius and Usher, who place the operations of creation and the whole evolution of civilization within the narrow limits of a few centuries. But science has multiplied its evidence until there is no room to doubt that these ancient people were a living reality in the indefinite past, and worked out their destinies where the whites pioneered their way a hundred years ago. Time has swallowed up their identity, and loosely characterized by the character of their re-mains, they are known only as Mound-Builders. Their footprints may be traced ” wherever the Mississippi and its tributaries flow, in the fertile valleys of the West, and along the rich savannas of the Gulf, upon the Ohio, the Kentucky, the Cumberland, the Licking; upon the streams of the far South, and as far north as the Genessee and the head waters of the Susquehanna, but rarely upon mountains or sterile tracts, and almost in-variably upon the fertile margins of navigable streams. Within these limits the...

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