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Boyd County, Kentucky

BOYD CO. (Carl F. Hall) The Commonwealth of Kentucky, having for a northern boundary the Ohio River-the dividing line between the northern free states and the southern slave states has always been regarded as a southern state. As in the other states of the old south, slavery was an institution until the Thirteenth Ammendment to the Constitution of the United States gave the negro freedom in 1865. Kentucky did not, as other southern states, secede from the Union, but attempted to be neutral during the Civil War. The people, however, were divided in their allegience, furnishing recruits for both the Federal and Confederate armies. The president of the Union, Abraham Lincoln, and the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, both were born in this state. Boyd County was formed in 1860 from parts of Lawrence, Greenup and Carter Counties, and we are unable to find any records, in Boyd County, as to slave holders and their slaves, though it is known that many well to do families the Catletts, Davis, Poages, Williams and others were slave holders. Slaves were not regarded as persons, had no civil rights and were owned just as any other chattel property, were bought and sold like horses and cattle, and knew no law but the will of their white masters and like other domestic animals could be, and were, acquired and disposed of without regard to family ties or other consideration. Usually, as each slave represented a large investment of money, they were well cared for, being adequately fed, clothed and sheltered, having medical attention when sick. As, along the border in Kentucky, there...

Biographical Sketch of George W. Smith

Among the substantial and enterprising citizens of Malheur County is to be mentioned the gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. He is a man of uprightness and has labored here with energy and skill for many years in the endeavor to bring this section into a state of development and also to enhance the condition of his own exchequer. Mr. Smith was born in Carter County, Kentucky, on November 16, 1836, being the son of Clayborn and Cloa (Ludi) Smith. He went with his parents to Rudolph County, Arkansas, and soon removed there to Lawrence County, in the same state. At this place both parents died, George being but a small child at the time. Thus early left an orphan, he learned some of the hardships of life and lived in various homes in the neighborhood, where he attended the district school as he had opportunity. He was in Arkansas during the war and many dangers and not a few hardships were his to endure. In 1869 he went to Grayson County, Texas and there followed the art of farming until 1879, at which time he went to Salt Lake City and the following spring he continued his journey to the Salmon River Mines, where he prospected and mined and cut wood until 1884, when he came to his present place, three miles northwest from Ontario, locating a quarter section there. He settled down to improve the place, building a comfortable residence, outbuildings, planting an orchard, and so forth. He sold eighty acres subsequently, and now makes his home on the other eighty. Mr. Smith...

Biography of John William Wilhoit, M. D.

John William Wilhoit, M. D. For a period of more than thirty years Doctor Wilhoit had quietly and efficiently preformed his services as a doctor at St. George and is the oldest resident physician of that town of Pottawatomie County, one of the oldest established in this part of the state. Doctor Wilhoit is a man of high standing in his profession, with attainments that rank him among the leaders of the profession in the state. Perhaps there are none who will say he had not chosen wisely in spending his career in a country community where the opportunities for service are just as great as in a city and where he had enjoyed the rewards of community esteem in a richer degree than are ever paid to the city practitiomer. Doctor Wilhoit is a Kentuckian, born in Carter County August 12, 1853. His grandfather, John William Wilhoit, was a native of Germany, and came to this country with four brothers, who settled respectively in Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri and Indiana, while he located in Bath County, Kentucky, as a pioneer farmer. he was unable to speak a word of English when he arrived in America. He spent his life as a farmer in Bath County and died there before Doctor Wilhoit was born. James A. Wilhoit, father of Doctor Wilhoit, was born in Bath County in 1815, and his life was spent in his native state, chiefly in Carter County. He was an industrious and capable farmer. His sympathies were with the North when the war broke out and he offered his services to the Union army but was...

Carter County, Kentucky Census Records

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Carter County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Carter County Carter County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Carter County USGenWeb Archives Project Burchett – Plummer Cemetery Enix-Sloan Cemetery Unknown (Kiger/Johnson?) , Partial Johnson Cemetery Akers Family Cemetery , Partial Gearhart-Carpenter Cemetery Gilliam Cemetery Hall Cemetery King Cemetery Gilliam Cemetery Kiser Cemetery Leadingham (Peter & Sarah Hamilton) Cemetery Maddix Cemetery Mocabee(1) Cemetery Mocabee(2) Cemetery Newell Cemetery Oakland Cemetery Owens-Lawhorn Cemetery Parker Cemetery Shumate-Elam Cemetery Tick Cemetery Valandingham Cemetery Carter County Cemetery Index An ongoing project to get a modern indexing of all Carter County cemeteries (with directions & annotated where possible). A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y Z Carter County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hosted at Internment Gollihue Cemetery Waddell Cemetery Carter County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hosted at The Milanese & Ratcliff Homepage Curry Family...

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