Slave Narrative of Elphas P. Hylton

LAWRENCE CO. (Edna Lane Carter) Extract from the Civil War diary kept by Elphas P. Hylton, a Lawrence Co. volunteer in the Union Army. “On 17th of July (1864) I was detailed for picket duty and saw three thousand negro soldiers on a grand review, a black cloud to see. On the 18th I was



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



Biography of James Franklin Norton

JAMES FRANKLIN NORTON, merchant and farmer of Eminence, Missouri, is a native of the Blue Grass State, born in Lawrence County, in 1839. His father, David Norton, who was reared in Virginia, moved to Kentucky at an early date and when our subject was but an infant came to Audrain County, Missouri, where he passed



Biography of William L. Ryder

Prominent among the businessmen of Payette is William Louis Ryder, who for eight years has been closely identified with the history of the city as a representative of one of its most important business interests. He is a man of keen discrimination and sound judgment, and his executive ability and excellent management have brought to



Lawrence County, Kentucky Census Records

1790 Lawrence County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Lawrence County USGenWeb Archives Project Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Lawrence County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free



Lawrence County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Lawrence County Lawrence County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Lawrence County USGenWeb Archives Project Austin-Diamond Cemetery Bell Cemetery Benard Cemetery Bernard-Yates Cemetery Burke Cemetery Chandler Cemetery Childres Cemetery Collinsworth Cemetery Collinsworth Shortridge Cemetery Collinsworth Cemetery Estep Cemetery Georges Creek Cemetery Harmon Cemetery Harmon Cemetery Lambert Cemetery Mayo Cemetery Moore Cemetery Moses Preston Cemetery No Name



Biography of Hon. R. S. Strahan

HON. R.S. STRAHAN. – Judge Strahan, as a member of the Oregon supreme court, is widely known as being able and upright, and is universally recognized as one of our most popular representatives of the state judiciary. He was born in Kentucky in 1835. During his childhood he removed with his father to the Platte



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