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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...

Biography of James Wood

James Wood. Among her valued citizens Kansas can number yet many of her pioneers, not the floating population of her earliest territorial days, but men who came to the state as homeseekers, even before the outbreak of the Civil war. These courageous and resourceful men are universally held in honorable esteem for the great progress made by Kansas was founded upon their hardihood and energy. One of these is found in James Wood, a representative citizen and a substantial farmer of Ogden Township, Riley County. James Wood was born in England, September 27, 1844, the eldest son of William and Sarah (Jones) Wood. They came to the United States in 1850, accompanied by their three sons, James, Thomas and William. After living about five years in Greenup County, Kentucky, the family moved to La Salle County, Illinois, thence to Kansas, in the fall of 1857. They settled on the present farm of James Wood, in Ogden Township. Three more sons had been added to the family: Edward and Joseph, both of whom were born in Kentucky, and Charles, who was born in Illinois. The mother of James Wood died in 1862 and the father for his second wife chose Mrs. Elizabeth (Busby) Green, who became the mother of two children: Mary Ann and Ellen Elizabeth. After her death William Wood married a third time but there was no issue of that marriage. From 1860 to 1866 William Wood was engaged in the freighting business, owning his own outfit and operating between Leavenworth and Fort Dodge. After retiring from this strenuous business he was engaged exclusively until his death in...

Biography of Guy E. Truitt

Guy E. Truitt. To the real lover of nature there is no vocation known to mankind which furnishes more interesting possibilities than the nursery business. Developments in recent years along this line have been as wonderful as they were formerly unexpected and unbelievable. Yet even to the man who labors faithfully to maintain high standards already established there is that satisfaction in accomplishment possible only when an individual works in collaboration with nature and the elements of creation. Kansas had had its full quota of earnest, painstaking men in this vocation who have delighted in their labor and have contributed liberally to the well-being of the community, but few concerns have enjoyed a longer or more prosperous career than the Chanute Nurseries, which have enlisted the activities of two generations, and which are now being conducted at Chanute under the able management of Guy E. Truitt, a man who is perfectly and sincerely in sympathy with his work. Mr. Truitt was born in Greenup County, Kentucky, July 2, 1876, and is a son of James and Ella E. (Griece) Truitt, and is of English descent. His father was also a native of Kentucky, born in 1838, and was reared on a farm, where he learned to love and understand the works of nature. During his youth he engaged in farming, but gradually turned his attention more and more to the nursery business. When the Civil war came on he enlisted in the Home Guards, but saw little service, and when peace was declared went happily and contentedly back to the cultivation of his plants, his shrubs and his trees....

Biography of Milton Canterbury, M. D.

Milton Canterbury, M. D., of Redlands, was born in Greenup County, Kentucky. His father, Reuben Canterbury, a farmer, was born in North Carolina. The name originated in Kent County, England, from the estate of a man by that name, and for whom the city of Canterbury was named. Reuben Canterbury married Miss Elizabeth Lycaas, a native of Kentucky. The union was blessed with thirteen children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the eighth. He first attended the common schools of his native county and afterward attended a short time the college at Marietta, Ohio. From there he went to Missouri and took a course at Marion College. He then attended the Medical College of Ohio, and graduated in 1863 from the University of Iowa. After his graduation he practiced medicine for two years in Brown County, Illinois. In 1865 he went to Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, where he practiced four years, and then practiced one year at Dallas, Polk County, Oregon. From the latter place he moved to California, where he has been a practicing physician most of the time for ten years. On account of declining health he bought a ranch of 160 acres, six miles northeast of San Bernardino, on which he lived until January 1, 1889, when he established the drug store in Redlands. He is now located in the Young Men’s Christian Association building on State street, and is giving his whole attention to the drug business. Dr. Canterbury was married in 1845 to Sarah Wood, of Zanesville, Ohio, and they have had ten children, five of whom are still living, viz.: James...

Greenup County, Kentucky Census Records

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Greenup County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Greenup County Greenup County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Greenup County USGenWeb Archives Project 3 Prong Cemetery/East Rister Cemetery Blevins Cemetery Boyle Cemetery Chinn-Wurts-Nichols Cemetery Collins Plum Grove Cemetery Holmes Cemetery Horsley Cemetary Hurst Cemetery Kaut Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Osborne Cemetery Plum Grove Community Cemetery Rhoden Cemetery Rhoden/Roister Cemetery Shells Fork Cemetery Sizemore Cemetery Thacker Family Cemetery Three Prong Cemetery Webb Cemetery , Partial Wolfe Creek Cemetery Zornes Cemetery Greenup County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Greenup County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Cochran Cemetery The Davis Cemetery Dupuy, Gray and Greenslate Cemetery Eggers Cemetery Fannin/Barber Cemetery Fraley Family Cemetery Hamilton Cemetery Holley Cemetery Kehoe Cemetery Nichols Cemetery Oldfield Cemetery The Pratt Cemetery Pritchard Cemetery Short Oak Cemetery Stewart Family Cemetery The Thompson Cemetery Greenup County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hosted at Interment.net Collins Plum Grove Cemetery Horsley Cemetery Moses Bentley Cemetery Plum Grove Community Cemetery Rhoden Cemetery Rhoden Roister Cemetery Greenup County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hosted at Logan and Van Bibber Families Granny Thomas Cemetery The Logan or Marshall Logan Cemetery The Logan-Smith Cemetery Parsons Cemetery...

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