Location: Floyd County KY

Biography of Thomas Owens

THOMAS OWENS, – Thomas Owens, a pioneer of 1843, was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, in 1808. His father, Thomas Owens, was born in Wyeth county, Virginia, in 1757, and with his family came to Floyd county, Kentucky, in 1814, where he lived to the age of ninety-four. Father Owens, as his Kentucky neighbors called him, was we are told, “A valued citizen, known as a good husband, affectionate father and kind master.” Thomas Owens, the subject of this sketch, was a born pioneer, having the courage to bring his wife and three children across the plains with the immigration of 1843. All those who crossed to Oregon in that year will remember the familiar, tall, raw-boned, athletic Kentuckian as Thomas Owens might be said to be. He was the man who knew so well how to meet and overcome every difficulty, that it became a common saying among his comrades, “only give Tom Owens a piece of wet moss, and he will make a rousing camp fire.” The immigration of 1843 was the first to bring wagons west of Fort Hall; and Thomas Owens, John Hobson (the present collector at Astoria), George Summers and Mr. Holly were the first immigrants to bring wagons into Oregon. Our sturdy pioneers were obliged, owing to the near approach of winter, to leave their wagons and stock at Walla Walla in charge...

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Slave Narrative of Charlie Richmond

Interviewer: John I. Sturgill Person Interviewed: Charlie¬†Richmond Location: Prestonsburg, Kentucky We are unable to interview ex-slaves in Floyd County, so far as anyone we are able to contact knows, there are no living ex-slaves in the County. There are several colored people. The majority of them reside at Tram, Kentucky, Floyd County, in a kind of colored colony, having been placed there just after the Civil War. A small number of colored people live in the vicinity of Wayland, Kentucky, the original being the remains of a wealthy farmer of Civil War day, by name of Martin. The colored people were identified as “Martin’s Niggers.” The last ex-slave of Floyd County, says Mr. W.S. Wallen of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, was “Uncle” Charlie Richmond, of Prestonsburg. Uncle Charlie was brought to the county by old Judge Richmond, father of I. Richmond of the Richmond Dept. Stores of Prestonsburg, about the time of the Civil War. When the war was over “Uncle” Charlie worked at Richmond’s for hire and lived as a member of the family. While working on a Prestonsburg newspaper, Mr. Wallen interviewed this old ex-slave and worked him into a feature story for his paper. These old paper files were destroyed by fire about 1928. Mr. Wallen remembers that “Uncle” Charlie Richmond, as the old ex-slave was called, died in 1910, was buried in Prestonsburg, and that he, W.S....

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Biography of George B. Shepherd

GEORGE B. SHEPHERD. This gentleman is one of the prosperous farmers and successful merchants of Stone County, Missouri, and has resided here since 1871, coming thither from the vicinity of Terre Haute, Indiana He was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, August 31, 1832, and was a son of David and Lucretia (Hale) Shepherd, both of whom were natives of Lee County, Virginia They were among the early pioneers of the Blue Grass State, and made their settlement at the head of Licking River where they improved a farm, and where the father also followed the-calling of a stone mason and did considerable contracting in this line in Louisville and other large cities of Kentucky. He died in that State when nearly one hundred years old, having been a Henry Clay Whig throughout life. He became possessed of a considerable amount of worldly goods and was the owner of a good farm and mill, which at the time of his death came into the possession of his children, who are named as follows: Abram, John, Benjamin, Dicey, Elizabeth, Bryce H., Jacob, David, George B. and Polly. John, Bryce H., George B. and Polly are the surviving members of this family. After the death of their mother the father took a second wife and by her had two children who are now living on the old homestead in Kentucky. The parents...

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Floyd County, Kentucky Census Records

1790 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Floyd County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Enumeration Surname Index Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Floyd County USGenWeb Archives Project Surname Index Census Enumeration Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Floyd County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com...

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Floyd County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Floyd County, Kentucky Cemeteries The following cemeteries are hosted by Kentucky GenWeb Archives Abel Johnson Cemetery Adkins Cemetery Andrew Jackson May Cemetery Armina Martin Cemetery Auxier Cemetery Bailey Cemetery Baker Cemetery G.W.Baldridge Cemetery Willie Bentley Cemetery Beverly Samons Cemetery Boyd Bottom Cemetery Bradley Cemetery Broglin Family Cemetery Bruce Hall Cemetery Buckingham Cemetery Case Cemetery Caudill Cemetery Charlie B. Patton Cemetery Click Cemetery Coburn Cemetery Condy Blankinship Cemetery Cury Family Cemetery Dingus Cemetery Earl Webb Cemetery Elisha Johnson Cemetery Felix May Cemetery Flannery Cemetery Fraley Cemetery Frasure Family Cemetery Frazier Cemetery Green Samons Cemetery G.W. Hall Cemetery Hagans Cemetery Hagans Cemetery #2 Hall Cemetery Hall Cemetery #2 Harvey Cemetery Hayes Cemetery Henderson Hall & Robt. Hall Cemetery Henson Cemetery Hicks Cemetery Hicks Cemetery#2 Howell Cemetery Henry Tackett Cemetery Inmon Cemetery Jarvey Hall Cemetery John Shepherd Cemetery Johnson, Mullins & Tackett Cemetery Johnson Cemetery Johnson Family Cemetery John Allen Cemetery Keathley Cemetery Kitchen Cemetery Leonard Allen Cemetery Linville Issacs Cemetery Lucy Hall Cemetery 20k Lula Brown Cemetery Simpson Martin Cemetery Martin Town Cemetery 1Maude Hagans Cemetery May Family Cemetery Moore Cemetery Mathew Tackett Cemetery Music Cemetery John Wesley Musick Cemetery Nancy Akers Cemetery Newman Cemetery Newsome Family Cemetery Two Unnamed Cemeteries Old Layne Cemetery Unknown graves Old William Hamilton Cemetery Old Yates Cemetery Osborn Cemetery Osborn Cemetery #2 Osborne Cemetery Ousley Cemetery Painter Harve Johnson Cemetery Patton Cemetery Peaceful Garden Cemetery...

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List of Slave Owners

The List of People who owned Slaves in Floyd County include: Sophia Lane, Lanesville. Jim Lane, Lanesville Gilbert Higgins, Wilson’s Creek George May, Maytown Hi Morgan, Prestonsburg Penny J. Sizemore, Prestonsburg Samuel P. Davidson, Prestonsburg I. Richmond, Prestonsburg Valentine Mayo, Prestonsburg —- Lanes, Prestonsburg Kennie Hatcher, Lanesville Morgan Clark, John’s Creek Daniel Hager, Hager Shoals near what is Auxier, Ky. Adam Gayheart, Prestonsburg John P. Martin, Prestonsburg Jacob Mayo, Sr., Prestonsburg Wm. Mayo, Jr., Prestonsburg Johnny Martin, Wayland, Kentucky Thomas Johns, Dwale, Ky. Isom Slone, Beaver Creek John Bud Harris, Emma, Kentucky Billy Slone, Caney Fork, Right Beaver, Kentucky. This list is as remembered by the oldest citizens, and one T.J. “Uncle” Jeff Sizemore, 94 years old Civil War Veteran and citizen of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, dictated then to the writer in just this order. The nearest auction blocks were Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and Gladdville, Virginia. Most slaves from the present Floyd County Territory were bought and sold through auction in southwest Virginia. Other auction blocks were at Abington and Bristol, Virginia. The negro dialect of this county is a combination of the dialect white folk use plus that of the negro of the South. The colored population is continually moving back and forth from Alabama, Georgia and North and South Carolinas. They visit a lot. Colored teachers so far have all been from Ohio. Most visiting colored preachers come...

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