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Trigg County Kentucky Family Bible Records

Trigg County, Kentucky Family Bible Records (Hosted at Trigg County USGenWeb Archives Project ) Blake and Christiana Baker Family Bible John W. Caldwell and Lucinda Young Family Bible Minnie Elizabeth Crider Family Bible Levi Dunning and Jennet Carney Family Bible Betty Jane Freeman Family Bible Robert Garnett Family Bible Brinkley House and Ann Allen Family Bible Miles Hollowell Family Bible John Morgan Harrell and Mary Gurlean Crump Family Bible George W. Kirk and Alice Armstrong Family Bible Leonard Lewis and Polly Simms Family Bible Trimble Thomas Lancaster and Julice Jackson Flood Family Bible William Strode Lander and Mary Jane Blakely Family Bible James Marion Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Peal Family Bible Hezekiah B Watkins Family Bible Trigg County, Kentucky Family Bible Records (Hosted at Trigg County Kentucky KYGenWeb) Baker – Gresham Family Bible John E & Thomas G Chewning Family Bible The Downs Family Family Bible Duncan – Shelton Family Bible Dunning – Garnett – Gray Family Bible Nathan Futrell Family Bible Goodwin Family Bible Holland – Standrod Family Bible Parker Family Bible Rose Family Family Bible Eula Mae Rogers Roper Family Bible Trigg County Family Bible William Grant & Mollie McKinney Vinson Family Bible Wallace – Faughn Family Bible Watkins Family Family...

Slave Narrative of Betty Guwn

Interviewer: William Webb Tuttle Person Interviewed: Betty Guwn Location: Muncie, Indiana Place of Birth: Kentucky Date of Birth: March 25, 1832 Place of Residence: 1101 East Second Street Muncie, Indiana Submitted by: William Webb Tuttle District No. 2 Muncie, Indiana NEGRO SLAVES IN DELAWARE COUNTY MRS. BETTY GUWN MRS. HATTIE CASH, DAUGHTER, residing at 1101 East Second Street Muncie, Indiana Mrs. Betty Guwn was born March 25, 1832, as a slave on a tobacco plantation, near Canton, Kentucky. It was a large plantation whose second largest product was corn. She was married while quite young by the slave method which was a form of union customary between the white masters. If the contracting parties were of different plantations the masters of the two estates bargained and the one sold his rights to the one on whose plantation they would live. Her master bought her husband, brought him and set them up a shack. Betty was the personal attendant of the Mistress. The home was a large Colonial mansion and her duties were many and responsible. However, when her house duties were caught up her mistress sent her immediately to the fields. Discipline was quite stern there and she was “lined up” with the others on several occasions. Her cabin home began to fill up with children, fifteen in all. The ventilation was ample and the husband would shoot a prowling dog from any of the four sides of the room without opening the door. The cracks between the logs would be used by cats who could step in anywhere. The slaves had “meetin'” some nights and her mistress would...

Slave Narrative of Amy E. Patterson

Interviewer: Lauana Creel Person Interviewed: Amy Elizabeth Patterson Location: Evansville, Indiana Place of Birth: Cardiz, Trigg County, Kentucky Date of Birth: July 12, 1850 Place of Residence: 512 Linwood Avenue, Evansville, Indiana Age: 87 Ex-Slave Stories District #5 Vanderburgh County Lauana Creel MEMORIES OF SLAVERY AND THE LIFE STORY OF AMY ELIZABETH PATTERSON The slave mart, separation from a dearly beloved mother and little sisters are among the earliest memories recalled by Amy Elizabeth Patterson, a resident of Evansville, Indiana. Amy Elizabeth, now known as “Grandmother Patterson” resides with her daughter Lula B. Morton at 512 Linwood Avenue near Cherry Street. Her birth occurred July 12, 1850 at Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky. Her mother was Louisa Street, slave of John Street, a merchant of Cadez. [TR: likely Cadiz] “John Street was never unkind to his slaves” is the testimony of Grandmother Patterson, as she recalls and relates stories of the long ago. “Our sorrow began when slave traders, came to Cadiz and bought such slaves as he took a fancy to and separated us from our families!” John Street ran a sort of agency where he collected slaves and yearly sold them to dealers in human flesh. Those he did not sell he hired out to other families. Some were hired or indentured to farmers, some to stock raisers, some to merchants and some to captains of boats and the hire of all these slaves went into the coffers of John Street, yearly increasing his wealth. Louisa Street, mother of Amy Elizabeth Patterson, was house maid at the Street home and her first born daughter was fair with gold...

Slave Narrative of Annie Morgan

Interviewer: Mamie Hanbery Person Interviewed: Annie Morgan Location: Hopkinsville, Kentucky Age: 65 Place of Residence: 207 W. 2nd St., Hopkinsville, Ky Story of Annie Morgan: (age 65, 207 W. 2nd St., Hopkinsville, Ky.) Annie was born of slave parents. Her mother and father were slaves of the Payne family. Ques: Annie can you give me or rather tell me of some of your earlier life with your parents, or what your mother and father has told you of things before and after the Civil War. Ans: Wal, wal, I do declare it has ben so long I’se jes don’t remember. I’se seem to remember de big days we uster hav on Proclamation Day wen we used ter go to Grandmums who lived in Trigg County. Foh days befur weuns would git redy ter go in a wagon and as dar was a heap of chilluns it tuk quite a time an weuns would start by day break and dem wen we got dar why all de rest of the daughters en sons of dar chilluns was alredy that, den weun’s hev a big time wid watermullins and ebything good to eat. Some times Uncle Ben brot hid bajo and us chilluns would dance. Ques: Annie did you ever have a dream to come true? Or do you believe in dreams? Ans: Sho does, sho does, why chile all my dream come true. I recollect one wen my son was sick, I felt he wont gwine to git well. I asked him, “Was he right with God”, he says, “Dar is nuthin between me and de Lawd”. Den afterwards, I...

Biography of Thomas J. Ellis, Sr.

Since 1882 Thomas J. Ellis, Sr., has been a resident of Oklahoma, coming here in territorial days, and after many years of active connection with farming and mercantile interests he is now living retired at Ochelata at the age of seventy-nine years, having accumulated a substantial competence through the capable management of his business interests. He was born in Vernon, Kentucky, January 25, 1842, of the marriage of Thomas and Susan (Wadzle) Ellis, the former a native of North Carolina, while the latter was also a native of the Blue Grass state. Mr. Ellis acquired his education in the public schools of Kentucky and in 1877, when thirty-five years of age, went to Springfield, Missouri, but left that city in the same year and went to Chautauqua County, Kansas, where he engaged in farming and stock raising until 1882. He then came to Indian Territory, at first locating on Cotton creek, in the vicinity of Caney, Kansas. From there he removed to Bartlesville, where he leased a large ranch, on which he raised live stock, continuing to cultivate that place for six years. On the expiration of that period he took up his residence on a tract of land southeast of Bartlesville, on the Caney River, devoting his energies to the improvement and development of that property. He assisted in laying out the town of Ochelata and there engaged in merchandising, displaying marked capability and enterprise in the management of his interests and winning a substantial competence which now enables him to live retired in the evening of life in the enjoyment of a well earned rest. When he...

Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records

1790 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1850 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Images $ 1850 Trigg County, Kentucky Slave Schedule $ Hosted at Trigg County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Index Census Enumeration Hosted at Trigg County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Census Transcription Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Trigg County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com –...

Trigg County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Trigg County Trigg County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Trigg County USGenWeb Archives Project Academy Cemetery Adams Cemetery Allen Cemetery Atkins Cemetery Atwood Cemetery Atwood-McNichols Cemetery Averitt Cemetery Bacon Cemetery Baker Cemetery Barnett Cemetery Bayliss Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Bethlehem Downs Cemetery Blossus Cemetery Bogard Cemetery Boren Cemetery Boyd Cemetery Brandon Cemetery Brandt Cemetery Brashear Cemetery Bridges Cemetery Brown Cemetery Bryant Cemetery Buckner Cemetery Buie Cemetery Bullock Cemetery Burbridge Cemetery Burke Cemetery Bush Cemetery Cadiz Cemetery Old Cadiz Cemetery Cain Cemetery Calhoun Cemetery Griff – Calhoun Cemetery Skinner – Calhoun Cemetery Campbell Cemetery Cantrell Cemetery Carr Cemetery Carson Updated Carson Cemetery Cassity Cemetery Catholic Cemetery Chambers Cemetery Cherry Cemetery Chewning Cemetery Childress Cemetery Choat Cemetery Coleman Cemetery Collins Cemetery Colson Cemetery Compton Cemetery Corinth Cemetery County Cemetery Cox Cemetery Creekmur Cemetery Crenshaw Cemetery Crews Cemetery Crisp Cemetery Crute Cemetery Cumberland Cemetery Cunningham Cemetery Curling Cemetery Darnall Cemetery Dawson Cemetery Delmont Cemetery Dew Cemetery Dixon Cemetery Dooling Cemetery Downs Cemetery Dunning Cemetery Dyer Cemetery Ed Bacon Cemetery Walter E. Hall Cemetery Helton Family Cemetery Light Cemetery Newton Cemetery Nunn Cemetery Oakley Cemetery Pinnegar Cemetery Salem Cemetery Savells Cemetery Scarborough Cemetery Smith Cemetery Spotwood Cemetery Turner Cemetery Trigg County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Trigg County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Cemeteries A thru D Cemeteries E thru L Cemeteries M thru Z Kentucky Cemetery...

A Kentucky Barren

The name popularly applied to the region embraced within the limits of Barren, Warren, Simpson, Logan, and the lower part of Todd, Christian and Trigg Counties, is very misleading to the modern ear. To the pioneers of the early part of this century, impressed by the stern experiences of frontier life, it meant a land ” where every prospect pleases” the eye only to dupe the understanding. They had been brought up in a timbered country, and had been educated to believe that it was necessary not only to their comfort but to their very existence. They had an exaggerated idea of the amount of timber needed for dwellings and fuel, and seemed to believe that soil too poor to grow it would scarcely grow anything else, while the exposed situation would expose them to the burning sun of summer and the fierce blasts of winter. The region thus early passed by presented a beautiful picture of the splendor and bounty of untrammeled nature. Unlike the great prairies of the Northwest, there was great variety in the configuration of the surface. Beautiful springs of unfailing water gave rise to small rivulets, which, uniting, formed branches of creeks, the banks of which were skirted by more or less extended groves. The more open places between streams had been kept clear by the fires kindled by the Indians so long as they were lords of the soil, but as their power waned hazel bushes made their appearance in great numbers, interspersed with sumac and timber saplings. There were long stretches where the sward, radiant with flowers and fruitful ‘ with a...

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