Location: Boyle County KY

Slave Narrative of Richard Miller

Interviewer: Anna Pritchett Person Interviewed: Richard Miller Location: Indiana Place of Birth: Danville, Kentucky Date of Birth: January 12, 1843 Place of Residence: 1109 North West Street Federal Writers’ Project of the W.P.A. District #6 Marion County Anna Pritchett 1200 Kentucky Avenue FOLKLORE RICHARD MILLER-AN OLD SOLDIER 1109 North West Street Richard Miller was born January 12, 1843 in Danville, Kentucky. His mother was an English subject, born in Bombay, India and was brought into America by a group of people who did not want to be under the English government. They landed in Canada, came on to Detroit, stayed there a short time, then went to Danville, Kentucky. There she married a slave named Miller. They were the parents of five children. After slavery was abolished, they bought a little farm a few miles from Danville, Kentucky. The mother was very ambitious for her children, and sent them to the country school. One day, when the children came home from school, their mother was gone; they knew not where. It was learned, she was sending her children to school, and that was not wanted. She was taken to Texas, and nothing, was heard from her until 1871. She wrote her brother she was comming to see them, and try to find her children, if any of them were left. The boy, Richard, was in the army. He was...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert B. Mitchell, Gen.

Gen. Robert B. Mitchell was a soldier of the Mexican war from Ohio, a leading figure of Kansas territorial days, one of the ablest officers of the Oivil war representing the Union army of the state, and finally governor of the Territory of New Mexico. He was born in Richland County, Ohio, April 4, 1823; educated at Washington College in Pennsylvania, after which he studied law; was admitted to the bar, and practiced at Mansfield, Ohio, from 1844 to 1846. He then entered the army as a first lientenant in an Ohio regiment and served through the Mexican war, resuming his law practice in 1847_ In 1856 he moved to Kansas, where he became an active participant in political affairs as a free-state advocate, and in 1857 was elected to the legislature. From 1858 to 1861 he held the office of territorial treasurer. At the outbreak of the Civil war he entered the army as colonel of the Second Kansas, and was severely wounded at the battle of Wilson’s Creek. Subsequently he raised a regiment of cavalry and was commissioned brigadier general of volunteers. At the battle of Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862, he commanded a division of the Third Army Corps, and at Chickamauga was in command of the cavalry corps of the Army of the Cumberland. At the close of the war he was appointed governor of...

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Biography of D.W. Dinges

D. W. Dinges, a notary public, and a leading business man of Alexandria, was born in 1836, in Warren County, Va., the youngest of five children of Wm. M. and Clara P. E. (Lincoln) Dinges, both natives of Virginia. The father was born about 1810, of Scotch- Dutch decent, a son of Mortica Dinges. He was a blacksmith, and spent his entire life in his native State, where he died in 1837. His wife was born about 1814, and is living in White County. She moved to Tennessee soon after her husband’s death. She has been three times married; is a consistent member of the Christian Church. Our subject received rather limited educational advantages at Sparta. He taught school about three years. In 1861 he enlisted in Company K, Sixteenth Tennessee Infantry, serving principally in Tennessee, West Virginia and South Carolina. In 1862 he took part in the battle of Perryville, and was captured near Barbersville, Ky.; in a few hours was paroled, returned home and about three months later joined the Eighth Tennessee Cavalry under Gen. Dibrell. He participated in the battle at Sparta, was again captured and paroled, and returned home after serving his country gallantly, for three and a half years. In 1865 he moved to Alexandria and began merchandising, in partnership with W. H. Lincoln, the firm being known as Dinges & Lincoln. They did...

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Biography of Dr. Abram P. Irvine

DR. ABRAM P. IRVINE. However well compensated a physician may be for his services, and the cases are very numerous in which he neither asks nor receives compensation, his profession must ever be regarded as the noblest and most beneficial to mankind. Dr. Abram P. Irvine has attained eminence in his profession and being of a cheerful disposition himself, he has the faculty of imparting courage to those who are despondent from illness, and his skill in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases is the cause of the success he has won in his profession. He was born in Boyle County, Kentucky, in 1848, a son of Abram and Amelia (Moss) Irvine, who were also born on Blue Grass soil, the father September 7, 1796, and the mother March 7, 1809, their union taking place January 12, 1826. The father was a man of more than ordinary ability and intelligence, and transacted all the ordinary business of the neighborhood in which he lived, such as writing wills, deeds, etc. He had a fine library for his day and was exceptionally well informed on general topics. He tilled the soil successfully until his death, which occurred February 22, 1849, and his widow survived him until November 20, 1869, both being worthy members of the Presbyterian Church at the time of their deaths. His father, John Irvine, was of Scotch-Irish descent,...

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Biography of John R. Tercy

John R. Tercy, present prohate judge of Ellsworth County, possesses in a distinguishing degree that fine balance of qualities and faculties which enables a probate judge to handle the many delicate problems of administration in a manner that means the approximation of justice to them all. Judge Tercy is not so much a lawyer as a man of affairs. He had had a long and active experience and for many years was a prominent minister of the Presbyterian Church both in Kansas and other weetern states. Judge Tercy was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, September 19, 1858, and is of English ancestry. His grandfather, George Tercy, was born at Leeds, England, in 1762 and died there in 1860, lacking only two years of reaching the century mark. He was a coal miner, owner and operator in England. John Tercy, father of Judge Tercy, was born at Leeds, England, in 1797, grew up in that city and in 1817 immigrated to the United States. He was then a boy of twenty years and in this country he finished his apprenticeship as a machinist. From there he removed to Garrard County, Kentucky, where, understanding the manufacture of woolen cloth, he conducted a woolen factory. In 1849 he removed to Indianapolis, bought a woolen factory, conducted it and sold the property about 1860, after which he lived retired until his death in 1862....

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Samuel McWilliams

McWilliams, Thomas Samuel; minister; born, Kentucky, Nov. 22, 1865; son of Samuel and Martha A. Harrington McWilliams; Centr. College, Danville, Ky., A. B., 1886, A. M., 1889, D. D., 1899; Danville Theological Seminary, 1886-1888; Princeton Theological Seminary, 1888-1889; married, Chillicothe, O., Dec. 5, 1887, Susan Probasco Nipgen; one son, John P. McWilliams; pastor First Presbyterian Church, Chillicothe, 0., 1889-1892; American Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Can., 1892-1902; pastor Calvary Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, since 1902; in 1911, chairman of committee that formed the Association of Federated Churches of Cleveland; pres. of Cleveland Peace Society, 1911, member Kappa Alpha Fraternity; member Mayfield, and Country Clubs. Golf favorite...

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Biography of James M. Givens

James M. Givens, attorney at law, who for almost three decades has been identified with the Muskogee bar, comes to this state from Kentucky where his birth occurred February 14, 1869, at the family home in Hopkins County, his parents being John W. and Margaret (Ross) Givens. His father was a planter, tobacco buyer and banker of Webster County, whence he removed with his family to Providence, Kentucky. James M. Givens supplemented his early education, acquired in the schools of Providence, by study in Center College at Danville, Kentucky, in which he completed a literary course with the class of 1889. He studied law under private direction and was admitted to practice at Madisonville, Kentucky, in 1891. The following year witnessed the arrival of Mr. Givens in Muskogee where he has appointed practice. He was appointed assistant United States attorney for the Indian Territory by President Cleveland in 1893 and occupied the position for four and a half years, serving during a period when the federal attorneys in Indian Territory had all the responsibilities that are now divided between a large number of local, state and federal officers. Since his retirement from that position Mr. Givens has devoted his attention to the private practice of law. He became a partner in the firm of Zevely, Givens & Stoutz, which soon won recognition as one of the strongest law firms...

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Ficklin, Fetna Ann – Obituary

At the residence of her daughter Mrs. Kennison, at Wingville, Oregon, August 24, 1890 after an illness of fifteen days, Mrs. Fetna Ann Ficklin, aged 70 years. Deceased was born February 22, 1820 in Boyle Co., Kentucky, moved to Missouri in 1853 (?) and from there to Union Oregon in 1864. With her husband and family she made Union her home until the death of her husband, which occured February 13, 1889, since which time she has been stopping with her children. She leaves eight children to mourn her loss. The remains were brought here Monday and interred in the Union Cemetery. Our aged mother, ripe in years, Has passed beyond this vale of tears. Death’s icy arms, so cold and chill Have bade her throbbin heart be still Her spirit freed, now soars away. Where flowers bloom on every spray; Where floods of beauty every roll In loving waves around the soul. For many years her gentle voice, Has made our youthful hearts rejoice; and many times her hands have pressed Our aching brow, and made them blessed But now no more will she impart A solace to our drooping heart; Her voice is silent, and at rest her hands lie silent on her breast. We’ll gently lay her form away, To moulder back to earth and clay: Yet ever in remembrance bear, A loving thought of mother’s...

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Boyle County, Kentucky Census Records

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Boyle County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Hosted at Boyle County USGenWeb Archives Project Carpenters Cemetery Farm Cemetery Farm Cemetery Gabbert Cemetery Gray Cemetery Hilltop Farm Cemetery Old Union Cemetery Cemetery At Old Potts Place Roadside Stone Salt River Church Cemetery Family Cemetery Tollgate Cemetery Beswick Cemetery Hosted at Boyle County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Baker Cemetery Partial Bellevue Cemetery Beswick Cemetery Carpenter Cemetery Cook-Girdler Cemetery Farm Cemetery (M. Young farm) Gabbert Cemetery Gray Cemetery Hill Top Cemetery Nield Family Cemetery Old Union Cemetery Potts Place Cemetery Roadside Stone Cemetery Salt River Baptist Church Cemetery Shannon Family Cemetery Toll Gate Cemetery Hosted at Mercer County, KYGenWeb Bottom Family Cemetery Hosted at Bracken County KYGenWeb Meranda Cemetery (Burials) Hosted at Department of Veterans Affairs Danville National Cemetery Grave Locator  ...

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