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Lawrenceburg Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky

SEARCY Merritt L., b. 1849, d. 1908. Jennie, b. 1853, d. 1929. Ebbie. MCBRIDE Lillian Searcy, b. 1884, d. 1928. MILLER J. W., b. 6 May 1865, d. 18 Jove 1928. YOUNG John W., b. 1 Feb. 1840, d. 29 Jan. 1915. WOOLRIDGE Lucy Sharp, b. 1900, d. 1926. SHARP Philip, b. 1863, d. 1934. CALVERT Thomas M., b. 18 Sept. 1859, d. 25 Mar. 1909. MYERS Silas, b. 16 Sept. 1798, d. 18 Sept. 1863. Husb. of Sarah H. Sarah H., b. 18 Sept. 1801, d. 2 Feb. 1870. B. 5., b. 8 Nov. 1820, d. 5 Nov. 1872. DRISKELL Dennis, b. 1 Feb. 1783, d. 5 Oct. 1851. Husb. of Mary. Mary, b. 8 Jan. 1792, d. 12 July 1878. SEARCY Jeff, b. 10 Sept. 1811, d. 22 act. 18 MONTGOMERY Thomas, b. 31 July 1814, d. 19 June 1890. Husb. of Rebecca. Rebecca, b. 31 Dec. 1814, d. 3 Nov. 1853. Sallie A., b. 4 Oct. 1827, d. 20 Apr. 1877. Edward F., b. 8 Nov. 1860, d. 9 Jan. 1892. Octoba, dau. of T. and R. Montgomery, b. 6 June 1852, d. 21 July 1852. James, b. 14 Mar. 1833, Nashville, Tenn., d. 1 Oct. 1872. Husb. of Ann Eliza. Ann Eliza, b. 21 Jan. 1833, Roanoke Co., Va., d. 19 Dec. 1867. JOHNSON Isaac T., b. 1853, d. 1934. WALKER Prances Eldred, b. 1907, d. 1930. Mother. GRUBB Lutie H., b. 17 Apr. 1873. Married. NEAL Owen F., b. 6 Oct. 1895, d. 28 Feb. 1919. Listed with above two names. MOORE Daniel L., b. 1872, d. 1927. Husb. of Onie Witherspoon. Onie Witherspoon,...

Biography of Hon. Samuel A. Richardson

Samuel A. Richardson was born in Anderson county, Kentucky, July 26, 1826. He was the second son of Colonel John C. Richardson, who was a native of Virginia, but in early life moved from that State to Anderson county, Kentucky, and in the spring of 1831, with his family, moved to Missouri and settled in the Missouri River bottom, above Camden, in Ray county, and afterwards removed to near Lexington. The family are descendants of the numerous family of Richardsons, from Virginia and Kentucky. Judge Nathaniel Richardson, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, moved from Kentucky and settled in Lewis county, this State; and Samuel Arbuckle, grandfather on his mother’s side, also moved from Kentucky to Missouri at an early day and located in Ray county. They both lived to an advanced age and left large families in their respective localities. Samuel A. Richardson was a robust, healthy boy, inured to all the hard-ships of frontier life, and with his elder brothers and the assistance of four negro boys, helped his father in opening up and improving three farms in the Missouri bottoms. He became proficient as a prairie-breaker and ox-driver, and broke hemp, split rails, and was especially fond of hunting. Up to his fifteenth or sixteenth year he attended school but little, his father needing his assistance. Afterward he attended the Richmond, Missouri, high school, and received a very good start in the elements of an English education, and in Latin, Greek, and the higher mathematics. In the early part of 1845 he attended the State University at Columbia, Missouri, where he completed a select course...

Slave Narrative of W. B. Morgan

ANDERSON CO. (Mildred Roberts) Many of the following stories were related by Mr. W.B. Morgan who at one time owned and operated a livery barn. He hired several negroes to look after the horses and hacks, and remembers many funny tales about them and others: “Kie Coleman, one of my employees, was standing without the livery stable smoking a two-fer cigar that some one had given him. Another negro walked up to chat with him, and he reared back and said “Get away nigger, nothing but the rich can endure life.” “I was hauling grain for the distillery. One morning I came down to the barn, and Kie was too drunk to take his team out. I gave him a good going over about wasting his money that way instead of saving it for a decent funeral. This is one of the best ways to appeal to a darkey because if there is any thing they like it is a big funeral. “He just kinda staggered up to me and said “Boss, I don’t worry a bit about dat. White folks don’t like to smell a live nigger and I’se knows good and well da hain’t gwine to lebe no dead nigger laying on top of de groun’.” “I furnished the horses for the hearse, and one night I tole the boys to leave it in the stable because we were going to have another funeral the next day. “Each night one of the boys had to sleep in the office, and this particular night it was Bill’s turn. Bill was an old, one-legged negro and very superstitious. He...

Slave Narrative of Thomas Ash

Interviewer: Emery Turner Person Interviewed: Thomas Ash Location: Mitchell, Indiana Date of Birth: 1856 Age: 81 Emery Turner District #5 Lawrence County Bedford, Indiana I have no way of knowing exactly how old I am, as the old Bible containing a record of my birth was destroyed by fire, many years ago, but I believe I am about eighty-one years old. If so, I must have been born sometime during the year, 1856, four years before the outbreak of the War Between The States. My mother was a slave on the plantation, or farm of Charles Ash, in Anderson county, Kentucky, and it was there that I grew up. I remember playing with Ol’ Massa’s (as he was called) boys, Charley, Jim and Bill. I also have an unpleasant memory of having seen other slaves on the place, tied up to the whipping post and flogged for disobeying some order although I have no recollection of ever having been whipped myself as I was only a boy. I can also remember how the grown-up negroes on the place left to join the Union Army as soon as they learned of Lincoln’s proclamation making them free men. Ed. Note-Mr. Ash was sick when interviewed and was not able to do much talking. He had no picture of himself but agreed to pose for one later on. [TR: no photograph...

Slave Narrative of Ann Gudgel

Interviewer: Mildred Roberts Person Interviewed: Ann Gudgel Location: Anderson County, Kentucky COMBINED INTERVIEWS: Customs: By Counties Slavery: Local History and Dialect ANDERSON CO. (Mildred Roberts) Story of Ann Gudgel (age unknown): “I doesn’t know how old I am, but I was a little girl when dat man Lincum freed us niggahs. My mammy neber tole us our age, but I knows I’se plenty old, cause I feels like it. “When I was a liddle girl all of us was owned by Master Ball. When Lincum freed us neggahs, we went on and libbed with Master Ball till us chilluns was bout growed up. None of us was eber sold, cause we belonged to the Balls for always back as far as we could think. “Mammy worked up at the big house, but us chilluns had to stay at de cabin. But I didn’t berry much care, cause ole Miss had a liddle child jest bout my age, and us played together. “The onliest time ole Miss eber beat me was when I caused Miss Nancy to get et up wit de bees. I tole her ‘Miss Nancy, de bees am sleep, lets steal de honey.’ Soon as she tetched it, day flew all ober us, and it took Mammy bout a day to get the stingers outen our haids. Ole Miss jest natually beat me up bout dat. “One day they vaccinated all de slaves but mine neber took atall. I nebber tole noboddy, but I jest set right down by de fireplace and rubbed wood ashes and juice that spewed outen de wood real hard ober de scratch....

Biography of Thomas H. Leathers

Thomas H. Leathers, who for a number of years has stood second to none among the competent dental surgeons of Champaign County is an instance of a self-made man who came almost to the age of manhood without schooling or education and by sheer force of will and ambition qualified for a profession requiring a high degree of skill and intelligence. Doctor Leathers was born in Glensboro, Kentucky, June 30, 1870, son of William and Mary (Royalty) Leathers. His parents were both born in Kentucky, were thrifty farming people but of modest means. The mother died at the age of thirty-one and the father is now living in Montana. There were only two children, Doctor Thomas being the older, while his brother, Alfred, is manager of the Standard Oil plant at Nashville, Tennessee. The childhood of Thomas H. Leathers was spent on a Kentucky farm, also in the logging camps, and when he was seventeen years of age he began his education. He determined to get an education and he worked constantly to pay his tuition and his support while in school. He first attended school at Palmyra, Illinois, and subsequently completed a four years course in the Danville Normal in Indiana. When he had made up for early deficiencies in the way of a literary training, he entered the Louisville College of Dentistry at Louisville, Kentucky, and in 1898 passed the State Board after two years of work and was graduated in 1899. For three years Doctor Leathers kept his main office at the corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets in Louisville, but practiced throughout the contiguous country...

Grider, William T. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Dies Here, Victim Of Long Illness William T. Grider, 83, of 1908 Fourth street, retired farmer, died at 12:02 a.m., Sunday, February 20 after a long illness. He was born march 15, 1860 in Anderson county, Kentucky and had lived in La Grande since his arrival here 54 years ago. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Allred of Oakland, California, Mrs. Betty Allen of Oakland, Mrs. Lillian Staley of Klamath Falls, and will of The Dalles, two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Brown of Portland and Mrs. Fannie Stepp of Hoquiam, Washington, one brother, Robert (Shorty) Grider of la Grande, three grandsons, Lt. W. T. Bruce, Marysville, California, G. L. Lovan, Oakland and Lewis Clark of Portland and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, at which time a farewell sermon prepared and written by William Grider to his friends will be read. The funeral will be under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. with burial in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 52 years and was presented with a 50 year jewel two years ago. La Grande Evening Observer, February 21, 1944, Page 5 Contributed by:Sue...

Anderson County, Kentucky Census Records

Kentucky Census online research should begin with what is available online for free. If this proves fruitful then congratulations! If not, then I would suggest signing up for the online census images (links to the left) where you can access all the available online Kentucky census information directly from your computer at home. 1800 1800 Anderson County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Anderson County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Allen County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Anderson County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Allen County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Anderson County USGenWeb Archives Project 1830 Census , Partial Hosted at Anderson County, Kentucky KYGenWeb 1830 Census , Partial Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Anderson County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Allen County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Anderson County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1850 Allen County, Kentucky Census Images $ 1850 Allen County, Kentucky Slave Schedule $ Hosted at Anderson County, Kentucky KYGenWeb 1850 Census Households 1 through 165 Part 2  Households 166 through 301 Part 3  Households 302 through 449 Part 4...

Anderson County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Anderson County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Anderson County USGenWeb Archives Project George Family Cemetery John Farm Cemetery Petty Family Cemetery Anderson County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Anderson County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Sale Family Cemetery Fox Creek Cemetery – beside Fox Creek Christian Church Woodlawn Cemetery at Stringtown – African American Cemetery Cemetery at Carlton Rd & Maple St in Lawrenceburg Best Cemetery , Partial Listing Penny Methodist Church Cemetery Anderson County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Kentucky Genealogy Society Grave Stone Images  ...
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