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Catlettsburg Cemetery, Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky

CARTER Corp'l William, Co. D. 14th Ky. Inf. KILGORE Fannie J., wife of William Kilgore, b. 31 Dec. 1858, d. 27 Mar. 1895. HAMPTON Saline C., b. 1832, d. 1931. Husb. of Mary Mason. Mary Mason, b. 1857, living in 1931. PATTON Joseph, b. 6 Oct. 1810, d. 21 Oct. 1885. John G., b. 1842, d. 1915. Husb. of Lucy. Lucy, b. 1845, d. 1926. ADKINS W. R., b. 6 Jan. 1833, d. 18 July 1905. Co. H. 1, Ky. Inf. Thomas E., b. 1865. Husb. of Christenor. Christenor, b. 1867, d. 1919. ROBINSON M. J., b. 1854, d. 15 Nov. 1922. Md. to J. E. J. E., b. 1858. Tommy C., b. 1879, d. 1889. Son of M. J. and J. E. Robinson. C. C., b. 1891, d. 1912. PATRICK Mae R. Robinson, b. 1885, d. 1934. KINNER Children of D, and S. E. Kinner: David, d. 10 Aug. 1884, age 21 yrs., 3 mos., 7 days. William, b. 23 Oct. 1869, age 6 mos., 10 days. George, d. 9 Aug. 1864, age 2 yrs., 9 mos., 17 days. Harry, d. 9 Oct. 1866, age 1 yr., 6 mos., 8 days. Hansford H., d. 11 Apr. 1875, age 4 yrs., 7 mos., 15 days. Eugene, son of D. and M. Kinner, d. 25 Dec. 1872, age 1, yrs., 5 mos., 8 days. HAMPTON Gus H., b. 1874, d. 1923. WILHELM Andrew J., b. 2 Feb. 1882, d. 7 Nov. 1912. Harriet, b. 14 Nov. 1889, d. 13 Dec. 1913. MEREDITH D. H., b. 18 May 1847, d. 27 Sept. 1913. BARNETT Lucy, b. 1902, d. 1906. FORD Tandy...

Slave Narrative of Rev. John R. Cox

Interviewer: Carl F. Hall Person Interviewed: Rev. John R. Cox Date of Interview: December 23, 1936 Location: Catlettsburg, Kentucky Date of Birth: 1852 It is probable that slave labor was more expensive to the white masters than free labor would have been. Beside having cost quite a sum a two-year old negro child brought about $1,500 in the slave market, an adult negro, sound and strong, cost from $5,000 up to as high as $25,000, or more. The master had to furnish the servant his living. The free employee is paid only while working; when sick, disabled or when too old to work, his employer is no longer responsible. A slave owner, in West Virginia, bought a thirteen year old black girl at an auction. When this girl was taken to his home she escaped, and after searching every where, without finding her, he decided that she had been helped to escape and gave her up as lost. About two years after that a neighbor, on a closely farm, was in the woods feeding his cattle, he saw what he first thought was a bear, running into the thicket from among his cows. Getting help, he rounded up the cattle and searching the thick woodland, finally found that what he had supposed was a wild animal, was the long lost fugitive black girl. She had lived all this time in caves, feeding on nuts, berries, wild apples and milk from cows, that she could catch and milk. Returned to her master she was sold to a Mr. Morgan Whittaker who lived near where Prestonsburg, Kentucky now is. A Dr....

Biography of Charles Wesley Peter

Charles Wesley Peter. A valuable, well conducted farm is that owned by Charles Wesley Peter, one of the substantial and respected citizens of Jackson Township, Riley County, a property largely developed through his own efforts and handsomely improved. Mr. Peter has been a resident of Kansas for forty-four years. Charles Wesley Peter was born November 16, 1850, in Jackson County, Indiana. His parents were Jonas and Barbara (Bruenner) Peter, who were born in Switzerland. They were married in the United States and then settled in Jackson County, Indiana, where the mother died after the birth of four children: Susan, Mary, Charles Wesley and William F., the only survivor being Charles Wesley. Jonas Peter contracted a second marriage, with Barbara Rachel Littican, and they had three children: Eliza, Emma and George, the first named being deceased. Jonas Peter was a successful farmer in Jackson County, Indiana, where he died in 1868, at the age of fifty-three years. In 1859 he had visited Kansas and bought 500 acres of land in Fancy Creek Valley, a part of which is included in the present farm of Charles Wesley Peter. Ten years after his father had purchased the Riley County land, the late William F. Peter, of whom a biography appears in this work, came to Kansas and located on the property, and in 1872 Charles Wesley followed. The two brothers united in developing the lands and lived together in a primitive cabin until 1879, when Charles Wesley erected his comfortable frame residence. In 1880 Charles Wesley Peter was married to Miss Amelia Knostman, who is a daughter of William Knostman. William Knostman...

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