Location: Graves County KY

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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Biography of Rev. M. J. Holifield

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Rev. M. J. Holifield, one of the active local ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Lake County, is the son of Rev. William and Elizabeth (Copeland) Holifield. His parents were both natives of North Carolina. The father was born in 1782; the mother in 1786. They moved to Kentucky when young, and had sixteen children; seven boys and three girls lived to be grown. The entire family was Methodists, and three of the sons were ministers. Reverend William Holifield was a local minister for forty years. He was in the war of 1812 with General Jackson, and was at the battle of New Orleans, and was always a democrat. He was regarded as one of the best farmers in his neighborhood. In 1860 he died a faithful servant of the church and a worthy member of society. In 1865 his wife died. Rev. M. J. Holifield was of German descent on his father’s side and English on the mother’s. He was born in Graves County, Kentucky, July 12, 1881. He remained with his parents until twenty one years of age, then commenced farming, and by private study prepared himself for the ministry and was licensed to preach when only twenty three years of age. He volunteered as a private in the Confederate Army, Twelfth...

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Biography of James E. Adams

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JAMES E. ADAMS. The calling to which Mr. Adams’ attention is devoted is one of the utmost importance to any community and is deserving of liberal patronage from the inhabitants. His well appointed mercantile establishment is located at Varner, and there he also has charge of the interests of “Uncle Sam,” and presides over the post office. He was born in Graves County, Kentucky, October 3, 1838, a son of Jeremiah M. and Hannah (Edens) Adams, who were born in South Carolina and North Carolina October 16, 1798 and June 3, 1802, respectively. In 1819. Mr. Adams went to Graves County, Kentucky, where he was married in 1823, and spent the rest of his life there. He was a strong, active and useful pioneer, and for a period of fifty years was a minister of the Methodist Church, and noble were his efforts to “rescue the perishing.” On the 24th of March, 1872, he was called from life, and his widow’s death occurred November 2, 1881. The paternal grandfather, Zadack Adams, removed from South Carolina to Kentucky in 1819, there followed the occupation of farming and eventually passed from life. He was of Irish origin, and is supposed to have been a soldier of the Revolution. He and his wife, who also died in Graves County,...

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Biography of William Harrison Yandell, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Harrison Yandell, M. D. Greenwood County had known the Yandell family as substantial farming people and trustworths and valuable citizens since 1879. Dr. W. H. Yandell was at that time nine years of age, and he is now snecessfully practlcing medicine and surgery in a locality where he grew up as a boy. He had a large practice at Piedmont and extending out over the surrounding country, and he began his profeesional work there soon after graduating in medicine. He was born in Graves County, Kentucky, August 27, 1870. His ancestors were two brothers of Welsh and Seotch parentage who came to Tennessee in pioneer times. The family subsequently removed to Kentucky, and L. W. Yandell, father of Doctor Yandell, was born in Graves County of that state August 15, 1843. He was reared and married in his native county, adopted farming as his vocation, and on coming to Kansas in 1879 first located at Quincy in Greenwood County, but a year later removed to Fall River. He was actively engaged in farming there the rest of his life, but his death occurred in 1887, while on a visit at Pueblo, Colorado. As a democrat he served several terms as township assessor. He was one of the foremost members and most active supporters of the...

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Biography of Hon. Philetus Averitt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now In the Weekly Capital, published in Boise, June 17, 1899, appeared the following sketch of him whose name introduces this article. “Hon. Philetus Averitt was born in Mayfield, Kentucky, thirty-one years ago. He was educated at Bethel College and Cumberland University, and practiced law in his native town for one year. Six years ago he came to St. Anthony, Idaho, and commenced the practice of his profession. In a few years he has built up a first-class practice, and is recognized as an able and painstaking member of the legal profession. In 1896 Mr. Averitt gave his splendid abilities to the organization of the Democratic party of Fremont County, and was made chairman of the county committee. By his careful and able management of the county campaign every man on the Democratic ticket was elected. “In 1898 Mr. Averitt was elected a member of the house of representatives from Fremont County, and early in the session was made the leader of the Democratic and silver-Republican majority in that body. This leadership was maintained by Mr. Averitt throughout the session, in face of strong opposition from brilliant and aspiring young men. He managed the campaign of L. C. Rice for state treasurer, nominating him in the state convention in a remarkably able speech. The magnificent results for...

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Graves County, Kentucky Census Records

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Graves County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Graves County Graves County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Graves County USGenWeb Archives Project Allison Cemetery Arnett Cemetery Beauregard Cemetery Bell Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Bolton Cemetery Bolton Cemetery Brown Cemetery Burkhart Cemetery Cannon Ridge Cemetery Carter’s Mill (or Concrete) Cemetery Colley Family Cemetery Creason Cemetery Crowell Cemetery Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery Dobson Cemetery Dukedom Cemetery Dulaney Cemetery Edwards Cemetery Green Family Cemetery Hollan Cemetery Jetton Cemetery Johnson Cemetery Kirby Cemetery Martin Cemetery Mt. Carmel Cemetery McNeill Family Cemetery Miller’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Mt. Pisgah Cemetery New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Old Sand Hill Cemetery Old Wingo Cemetery Owens Cemetery Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery Pleasant Grove aka Green Family Cemetery Prince Cemetery Pryor Cemetery Riley Cemetery Symsonia Cemetery Trinity Cemetery Wade Family Cemetery Whitt Cemetery Wingo Cemetery Graves County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Tombstone Transcription Project Kirby Cemetery Photos Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Photos...

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