Location: Estill County KY

Slave Narrative of Peter Bruner

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Evelyn McLemore Person Interviewed: Peter Bruner Date of Interview: 1936 Location: Kentucky Place of Birth: Winchester, Kentucky, Clark Co. Date of Birth: 1845 ESTILL CO. (Evelyn McLemore) Story of Peter Bruner, a former slave: Peter Bruner, was born in Winchester, Kentucky, Clark Co., in 1845. His master was John Bell Bruner, who at that time treated him fairly well. When Peter was 10 years of age his master brought him and his sister to Irvine. After arriving in Irvine, Peter’s master was very cruel to him. They got only cornbread, fat meat and water to eat. If his master’s hunger was not satisfied, he would even take this little from them. The[TR:?] were tables to eat from. Once Peter, was taken into his master’s house to nurse the children and was made to sleep on the floor with only a ragged quilt to lie on and one thin one over him. Often he was whipped because his mistress said the washing was not clean, when it was. On one occasion when he was beaten his master took a piece of sole leather about 1 foot long and 2 inches wide, cut it full of holes and dipped it in water that was brined. He then took the leather and lashed the poor slave’s back. Joe...

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Biography of Henry Clinton Hamilton

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Among the important industrial enterprises which have been factors in the commercial development of Bartlesville is that of the Commerce Candy Company, whose plant is located on North Park street. Henry Clinton Hamilton is serving as president of the corporation and the fact that he has been chosen to fill this responsible position is indisputable proof of his marked executive ability, business acumen and enterprise. He was born in Estill county, Kentucky, September 1, 1861, and is a son of Granville and Julie (Witt) Hamilton, who were also natives of the Blue Glass state, In which the father followed the occupation of farming. In the public schools of Kentucky; H. C. Hamilton received the rudiments of an education and he was employed at farm work until nearly forty years of age. In 1900 he settled near Afton, Oklahoma, where he engaged in farming, being assisted by his sons, but owing to the hot winds, insects and droughts his crops proved a failure and after seven years of ill luck he abandoned the enterprise and moved his family into the town, while he obtained work in the harvest fields. The next year he and his sons bought hay which they baled and shipped to Kansas City, this proving a profitable venture, and in 1908 the family took...

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See, Benjamin Franklin – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Benjamin Franklin See Jr. husband of Nancy Ann Hammack See Hermiston Herald – February 21, 1935 Pioneer of Union County called to Final Rest Another pioneer of the plains was called to his final rest last week when Benjamin Franklin See passed away after 89 years of sojourn here on this earth. As a youth, he braved the long journey to the West Coast and Oregon with his parents to help build civilization in the Grande Rhonde Valley in Union County. In later years, about 1865, Mr. See freighted between Umatilla and LaGrande enduring the hardships of the trail. He was a true pioneer of this vast western empire. Benjamin Franklin See was born in Estill County, Kentucky November 26, 1845 and died in Hermiston Oregon, February 14, 1935 at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 18 days. He was married in 1865 at Clarinda, Iowa to Nancy Hammock on their way across the plains to Oregon. They located in LaGrande where he lived until his wife died in 1913. Then he came to Hermiston and lived with his daughter, Mrs. Perry Arthur ever since. He had eight children, five of whom survive him. They are Jefferson See of Standfield; Francis See and George See of Tacoma Wa., Albert See of LaGrande and Mrs....

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See, Benjamin Franklin – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hermiston, Oregon Pioneer of Union County called to final Rest. Another pioneer of the plains was called to his final rest last week when Benjamin Franklin See passed away after 89 years of sojourn here on this earth. As a youth he braved the long journey to the west coast and Oregon, with his parents to help build civilization in the Grande Ronde valley in Union County. In later years, about 1865, Mr. See freighted between Umatilla and La Grande enduring the hardships of the trail. He was a true pioneer of this vast western empire. Benjamin Franklin See was born in Estill County, Kentucky November 26, 1845, and died in Hermiston, Oregon, February 14, 1935 at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 18 days. He was married in 1865 at Clarinda, Iowa to Nancy Hammock on their way across the plains to Oregon. They located in La Grande where he lived until his wife died in 1913. Then he came to Hermiston and lived with his daughter Mrs. Perry Arthur ever since. He had eight children five of whom survive him. They are Jefferson See of Stanfield; Francis See and George See of Tacoma, WA. Albert See of La Grande and Mrs. Anna Arthur of Hermiston, He had 14 grandchildren and 14 great...

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See, Benjamin Franklin Jr. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Pioneer of Union County called to Final Rest Another pioneer of the plains was called to his final rest last week when Benjamin Franklin See passed away after 89 years of sojourn here on this earth. As a youth, he braved the long journey to the West Coast and Oregon with his parents to help build civilization in the Grande Ronde Valley in Union County. In later years, about 1865, Mr. See freighted between Umatilla and La Grande enduring the hardships of the trail. He was a true pioneer of this vast western empire. Benjamin Franklin See was born in Estill County, Kentucky November 26, 1845 and died in Hermiston Oregon, February 14, 1935 at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 18 days. He was married in 1865 at Clarinda, Iowa to Nancy Hammock on their way across the plains to Oregon. They located in La Grande where he lived until his wife died in 1913. Then he came to Hermiston and lived with his daughter, Mrs. Perry Arthur ever since. He had eight children, five of whom survive him. They are Jefferson See of Stanfield, Oregon; Francis See and George See of Tacoma WA., Albert See of La Grande and Mrs. Anna Arthur of Hermiston. He had 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He...

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Estill County, Kentucky Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Estill 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 Estill 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 Estill County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Estill County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Transcription Overview of Estill County Census Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Estill County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Estill County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Estill County USGenWeb Archives Project Overview of Estill County Census Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Estill County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Estill County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Estill County USGenWeb Archives Project Overview of Estill County Census Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Estill County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Estill County, Kentucky...

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Estill County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Estill County Estill County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Estill County USGenWeb Archives Project Alcorn Cemetery Alexander Cemetery Broaddus Cemetery Cedar Grove Cemetery , Partial Daniel Cemetery Daniel & Stacy Cemetery Dunaway Cemetery Vernon Harrison Cemetery Hoover Cemetery Jenkins Cemetery Lunsford Cemetery McDowell Cemetery McSwain Cemetery Morris Cemetery New Bethel Cemetery Nathan Park Cemetery Newman Cemetery Roberts Cemetery Skinner Cemetery Stacy Cemetery Babb Cemetery Ingrams buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Partial Old West Irvine Cemetery Riddle Cemetery Thomas Cemetery Estill County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Estill County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Alcorn Cemetery Alexander Cemetery Abney/Alcorn Cemetery Alexander Cem. Antioch Cemetery Alcorn Cemetery Amos Richardson Cemetery Alexander Cem. Arvine Cemetery Asa Park Cemetery Baker Cemetery Barnes Cemetery Barnett Cemetery Ben Richardson Cemetery Blevins & Flynn Cemetery Boian Cemetery Broaddus Cemetery Burges Cemetery Burton Cemetery Campbell Cemetery Chaney Cemetery Christopher Cemetery Cobb Cemetery Collins Cemetery Congleton Cemetery Congleton Cemetery Covington Cemetery Crawford Cemetery Crowe Cemetery Curtis Cemetery Daniels Cemetery Double Oaks Cemetery Dr. Berryman Cemetery Dunaway (White Oak Church) Cemetery Dunn-Young Cemetery Easter Cemetery Estes Cemetery Estes Cemetery Fields Cemetery Fielder Cemetery Finney Cemetery Fluty Cemetery Frank Puckett Cemetery Frazier Cemetery Freeman Cemetery Freeman-Rose Cemetery Friend Cemetery Gentry Cemetery George P. Miller Cemetery Gross Cemetery Gum Cemetery Jesse Harris Cemetery John Reece Cemetery Hall Cemetery Hall Cemetery Hall Cemetery...

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Biography of Mrs. Thurza Epperson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. Thurza Epperson; P. O. Westfield; among the pioneers of Coles Co., who came in the year 1834, was Green Epperson, who was born in Madison Co., Ky., about the year 1800. He was married Dec. 22, 1829, to Miss Thirza Woods, a daughter of Adam and Mary Woods; she was also a native of Madison Co., Ky., born Dec. 6, 1807. After their marriage, they removed to Estill Co., Ky., thence to Clark Co., and from there to Coles Co., Ill., in 1834, where they settled on the farm still in the hands of the family, and which contains 200 acres in the home place, besides 80 acres in Clark Co. Mr. Epperson was a man of integrity of character, industrious and economical in his habits, and possessed of the requisite qualifications of success, and, had he lived, would undoubtedly have become one of the wealthiest citizens of the county; he died Jan. 29, 1850, leaving a wife, who still resides on the old homestead. Of a family of eleven children, nine are living, as follows: Brutus C., was born Oct. 27, 1830, in Estill Co., Ky., and is now a farmer in Bear Valley, Cal., to which State he removed in 1852; Cassius C., was born in Clark Co., Ky., June 24, 1834, and...

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