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Slave Narrative of George Scruggs

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: L. Cherry Person Interviewed: George Scruggs Location: Calloway County, Kentucky Place of Birth: Murray, Kentucky Story of Uncle George Scruggs, a colored slave: I wuz a slave befo de wa. My boss, de man dat I b’long to, wuz Ole Man Vol Scruggs. He wuz a race hoss man. He had a colod boy faw evy hoss dem days and a white man faw evy hoss, too. I wuz bawn rite here in Murry. My boss carrid me away frum here. I thought a heap uv him and he though a heap uv me. I’d rub de legs uv dem hosses and rode dem round to gib em excise. I wuz jes a small boy when my boss carrid me away from Murry. My boss carrid me to Lexinton. I staid wid Ole Man Scruggs a long time. I jes don no how long. My boss carrid me to his brother, Ole Man Finch Scruggs. He run a sto and I had to sweep de flo uv de sto, wash dishes and clean nives and falks evy day. Ole Man Finch Scruggs carrid my uncle up thar wen Ole Vol carrid me. Ole Man Finch Scruggs liv’d at a little town called Clintinvil on tuther side uv Lexinton. Wen Ole man Vol Scruggs marid, he...

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Biographical Sketch of Judge John Rowlett Woodside

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JUDGE JOHN ROWLETT WOODSIDE (deceased). This gentleman was born in Calloway County, Kentucky, in the Kentucky Purchase, in 1814. He was self educated and from Kentucky removed to Scott County, Missouri, and later to Oregon County, and was engaged in school teaching for some time, but while teaching he broke his shoulder which forced him to other pursuits. He took up law and was soon admitted to practice, and later was made State attorney. He was a member of the State Legislature when the secession ordinance was passed. During the early part of the war he served as a recruiting officer for the Confederacy for a time, when he was captured and imprisoned at St. Louis for some time when he was released upon his honor. After the war in 1872 he was elected district judge which position he filled with distinction and ability for fourteen years. He made the circuit on horseback and frequently was compelled to swim the swollen streams. He was a Democrat but never allowed politics to interfere with his canvass for the judgeship. He was a master Mason and a member of the Southern Methodist Church for fully thirty-five years. He died February 28, 1887, one of the most honored and prominent characters who ever resided in Oregon County. He was...

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Finley, Lula Ann – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Lula Ann Finley Services Held Memorial services were conducted by the Bollman Funeral Home Monday at 1 p.m. at the Wallowa Christian Church for Mrs. Lula Ann Finley who passed away Saturday, May 7, 1966 at Wallowa Memorial hospital. The Rev. Orville Mick officiated and Mrs. Nyoda Scott was organist and soloist, singing “Beyond The Sunset” and “Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere”. Honorary pallbearers were Hilbert Murrill, W. A. Richman, J. W. Rounsavell, Marion McCrae, Wm. Collins, Russell Temple, Bernard Livingood, Frank Renfrow. Casket bearers were Joe Wise, Melvin and Don Scott, Jay Rugg, Fred J. Zielke, and Pat Rankin. Graveside services and interment was at 4 .m. in the IOOF cemetery at Milton Freewater where her husband had been buried. Mrs. Finley was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Wynn and was born May 28, 1876 in Henry County, Tenn. On March 29, 1893 she was married at Murray, Ky., to Henry L. Finley and the couple lived in Kentucky until coming to Wallowa County in 1910. In 1942 they moved to Milton-Freewater to live until his death on March 14, 1955. Since then she had lived in Wallowa County. She was a member of the Christian church. She had been in failing health for the past year. Survivors include three daughters;...

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Finley, Henry L. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Henry L. Finley, Early Wallowa Co. Settler, Dies Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Milton Christian church for Henry L. Finley who passed away Monday afternoon at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. Truman Robbins, local pastor, was in charge of the services and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moore of Athena sang “No Night There” and Beyond The Sunset”. Pall Bearers were the four grandsons: Joe Wise, Melvin Schott, Fred Zielke, Donnie Scott and two great-grandnephews, Jack Loyd and Bill Morse. Burial was in the 100F cemetery at Milton. Henry Finley was born at Murray, Kentucky, May 11, 1873. He was married to Lula Ann Wynn at Marray, Kentucky, March 29, 1893. They were among the early settlers of Wallowa County coming to Oregon in 1910 where they reared their family, making their home in Wallow, Flora, Enterprise, and Troy where Mr. Finley was engaged in farming, usually dairying. In 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Finley moved to Milton where they have since resided. Two years ago, March 29, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house held at the Milton Christian church, of which he was an active member. Mr. Finley is survived by his widow, three sons; Daniel of Milton, Wynn of Rosalie, Washington, and Sherman...

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Biography of George Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now As head of the Dewey Mill & Grain Company, George Brown is a dominant figure in industrial circles of Washington County and northeastern Oklahoma and his influence is one of broadening activity and strength in the field in which he operates. He was born at Lynn Grove, Kentucky, July 17, 1887, and is a son of W. T. and Ida (Steel) Brown, who are also natives of the Blue Grass state, the father being now a resident of Torrance County, New Mexico, where he located in order that his health might be benefited by the dry climate of that section of the country. In the public schools of Kentucky, George Brown acquired his education and in 1911, when a young man of twenty-four, he came to Oklahoma, locating in Dewey. He engaged as a contractor in oil drilling, operating in the Squirrel, Osage and Weber pools, after which he entered his present business, establishing an elevator and roller flour mills. He is a miller by profession and does a wholesale and retail flour, grain and feed business, conducting his interests under the style of the Dewey Mill & Grain Company. His mill, which is modern and well equipped, was started by Joe Bartles in 1917 and completed by Mr. Brown in 1920. It was erected at...

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Biography of James Henry Reed

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now James Henry Reed, superintendent of the city schools of Grenola, is an educator of wide and diversified experience, and had taught in various localities of several different states. He was born in Orleans, Indiana, January 15, 1858. His Reed ancestors came from England to Virginia in colonial days, and they were also connected with the Massachusetts branch of the same family. His grandfather, Jesse Reed, who was a blacksmith by trade, spent his last years at Orleans, Indiana. The family had lived in Kentucky after leaving Virginia, and from Kentucky went to Indiana. Henry Reed, father of Professor Reed, was born in Kentucky in 1827 and died at Orleans, Indiana, in 1904. His parents had gone to Orleans in 1831, and he grew up as a blacksmith and wagon maker, a trade he followed many years, and subsequently was a farmer. He was elected to fill the office of county treasurer of Orange County and was also township trustee of Orleans Township. He was a democrat and a member and steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife, Martha Sears, was born at Orleans, Indiana, in 1835 and died there in 1867. A brief record of their children is as follows: Mary, wife of William Lindsey, a farmer at Quenemo in Osage County, Kansas; George F.,...

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Calloway County, Kentucky Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Calloway 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 Calloway 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 Calloway 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 Calloway County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Calloway County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Calloway County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Calloway County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Calloway County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Calloway County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Calloway County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1850 Calloway County, Kentucky Census...

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Calloway County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Following is hosted by Allen County Public Library Lassiter Cemetery Parker Cemetery Hosted at Calloway County USGenWeb Archives Project Almo Cemetery Asbury Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Bowman Cemetery Butler Cemetery Cole’s Camp Ground Cemetery Edwards Cemetery Goshen Cemetery Jones Cemetery Mt. Zion Cemetery Mount Zion East/Mount Zion Negro Cemetery New Concord Cemetery Parker (Oak Hill) Cemetery Old Concord Cemetery Old Mt. Zion Cemetery Parker Cemetery Ray Cemetery Smith Cemetery South Pleasant Grove Cemetery Temple Hill Cemetery Trevathan Cemetery #1 Trevathan Cemetery #2 Watson Cemetery Wyatt Cemetery  ...

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