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Clark County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Clark County Clark County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Clark County USGenWeb Archives Project Cunningham Cemetery Curry Cemetery Daniel Grove Memorial Cemetery (slow loading) Daughtee Cemetery Ervin Cemetery Hunt Cemetery , with photos Maddix Cemetery Winchester Cemetery Winchester Cemetery , Selected Burials Clark County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Clark County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Bethlehem Church Graveyard Bratton Graveyard Bush Clarmont Memorial Gardens Curry & Daniel Graveyard Early Winchesters Cemetery Inscriptions Ervin Cemetery Frank Anderson Farm Cemetery Greening Graveyard Haggard Graveyard Hall’s in Winchester Cemetery Hickman Cemeteries Hodges Cemetery Hunt Graveyard Excerpts from Old Graveyards in Clark County Moreland Cemetery Old Hootentown Cemetery Raker Cemetery Ramsey Cemetery Suger Ridge Cemetery Taul Cemetery Tanner Cemetery Vivion, Flavel & Isabella Vivion, Thacker Smith & Wife Wade Cemetery Warner Cemetery Winchester Cemetery Winchester Cemetery Winchester Cemetery Plot Owners Clark County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Transcribed by Sharon Burnett-Crawford Winchester Cemetery A B C D E F G H I ┬áJ K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Clark County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Brade Thomas Cemetery Winchester...

Kentucky Superstitions

CLARK CO. (Mayme Nunnelley) Most Kentucky superstitions are common to all classes of people because the negroes originally obtained most of their superstitions from the white and because the superstitions of most part of Kentucky are in almost all cases not recent invention but old survivals from a time when they were generally accepted by all germanic peoples and by all Indo-Europeans. The only class of original contributions made by the negroes to our stock of superstitions is that of the hoodoo or voodoo signs which are brought from Africa by the ancestors of the present colored people of America. On the arrival of the negro in America, his child like mind was readily receptive to the white man’s superstitions. The Black slave and servants in Kentucky and elsewhere in the South have frequently been the agents through which the minds of white children have been sown with these supernatural beliefs, some of which have remained permanently with them. Nearly all classes of superstitions find acceptance among the negroes. The most widely prevalent are beliefs concerning haunted houses, weather signs, bad luck and good luck signs, charm curse and cures and hoodoo signs. Their beliefs that the date of the planting of vegetables should be determined by the phases of the moon is...

Biographical Sketch of Ryon, W. M., Colonel

Mier Prisoner Colonel William M. Ryon, of Fort Bend County, one of the most gallant of the heroes known to Texas history, was born in Winchester, Kentucky, resided for several years in Alabama, and came to Texas in 1837, landing at the mouth of the Brazos, where he clerked, kept hotel, and followed various occupations for a time. In 1839 he was a member of a surveying party that laid off the town of Austin, the newly selected site for the seat of government of the Republic of Texas, and later went to Fort Bend County, and made that his home. In 1842 he organized a company and joined the army of General Somerville for the invasion, of Mexico, and was one of the 300 who did not return home after the disbanding of the army on the Rio Grande. They completed a regimental organization on December 19th, 1842, composed of companies commanded by Captains Ewing Cameron, William M. Ryon, William N. Eastland, J. G. W. Pierson, Claudius Buster, John R.. Baker, and C. K. Reese. William S. Fisher was elected Colonel, and Thomas A. Murray, Adjutant, and the command marched across the Rio Grande and, captured the town of Mier, and fought the battle which has already been described, in which Captain Ryon received three wounds, and, like Captain Davis; was carried on with the other prisoners, and was in the fight for liberty at Salado, being among the foremost men led by Captain Cameron when they rushed upon the guards. He suffered with the balance all that has before been described, and “when finally liberated returned to...

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