Location: Hart County KY

Slave Narrative of Alex Woodson

Interviewer: Iris Cook Person Interviewed: Alex Woodson Location: New Albany, Indiana Place of Birth: Woodsonville, Hart County, Kentucky, Age: 80-85 Place of ResidenceL 905 E. 4th St., New Albany, Indiana Iris Cook Dist 4 Floyd Co. SLAVE STORY THE STORY OF ALEX WOODSON 905 E. 4th St. New Albany, Ind. Observation of Writer Alex Woodson is an old light skinned darkey, he looks to be between 80 and 85, it is hard to tell his age, and colored folks hardly ever do know their correct age. I visited him in his little cottage and had a long talk with him and his wife (his second). “Planted the fust one.” They run a little grocery in the front room of the cottage. But the stock was sadly run down. Together with the little store and his “pinshun” (old age pension) these old folks manage to get along. Alex Woodson was born at Woodsonville, in Hart County, Kentucky, just across Green River from Munfordville. He was a good sized boy, possibly 7 years or more when “Freedom wuz declared”. His master was “Old Marse” Sterrett who had about a 200 acre place and whose son in law Tom Williams ran a store on this place. When Williams married Sterretts daughter he was given Uncle Alex and his mother and brother as a present. Williams was then known as “Young Master.” When...

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Slave Narrative of Nancy Whallen

Interviewer: Iris L. Cook Person Interviewed: Nancy Whallen Location: New Albany, Indiana Age: 81 Place of Residence: 924 Pearl St., New Albany, Indiana Iris L Cook District #4 Floyd County SLAVE STORY STORY OF NANCY WHALLEN 924 Pearl St. New Albany, Ind. Nancy Whallen is now about 81 years of age. She doesn’t know exactly. She was about 5 year of age when Freedom was declared. Nancy was born and raised in Hart County near Hardinsburg, Kentucky. She is very hard to talk to as her memory is failing and she can not hear very well. The little negro girl lived the usual life of a rural negro in Civil War Time and afterwards. She remembers the “sojers” coming thru the place and asking for food. Some of them camped on the farm and talked to her and teased her. She tells about one big nigger called “Scott” on the place who could outwork all the others. He would hang his hat and shirt on a tree limb and work all day long in the blazing sun on the hottest day. The colored folk, used to have revivals, out in the woods. They would sometimes build a sort of brush shelter with leaves for a roof and service a would be held here. Preachin’ and shouting’ sometimes lasted all day Sundays. Colored folks came from miles around when they...

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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 Joseph J. Wilson

Joseph J. Wilson has been a prominent factor in the business and civic activities of Moran for the past fifteen years. He is now serving as postmaster, and in business affairs he is most widely known as a grain merchant. His Wilson ancestors were colonial settlers in America. His grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Wilson, was born in Kentucky in 1787, the year the Constitution of the United States was framed in Philadelphia, and he remained a resident of Kentucky all his long life. He died in 1891, when in his nineties in Hart County, Kentucky. Thomas Benton Wilson, father of Joseph J., was born in Hart County, Kentucky, in 1834, and is now living at Bronson, Kansas. He spent many years as a farmer in Hart County, Kentucky, but in 1879 became one of the early settlers in Bourbon County, Kansas, locating on a farm. He had owned two farms near Bronson, and is now living in that town retired. In politics he is a democrat. Thomas B. Wilson married Elizabeth Winsted, who was born in Hart County, Kentucky, in 1834. Their children were: Thomas Jefferson, who is an oil operator at Moran, Kansas; Ira, an oil operator at Richmond, California; Lee, an oil contractor living at Moran; Oscar, a farmer living northeast of Bronson; and Joseph J. Joseph Jocelin Wilson was born in Hart County, Kentucky, November 11, 1874,...

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Biography of William Taylor Williams

William Taylor Williams. More than a half century had passed since William T. Williams, one of Sedan’s foremost citizens, had his first glimpse of Kansas, of which state, for almost that long, he had been a continuous resident. The marvelous changes which have been wrought in the country through the civilizing industries of men of enterprise, are reflected in some degree, in the advancement of his own fortunes, but none of these developments have come without strenuous effort, persistent energy and never failing courage. This may well be given emphasis in view of the fact that charges have been made that in these luxury-loving days, too many American youth appear but too well satisfied with the advantages that have been provided by the manly endurance of an older generation. With leisure and love of case, they invite weakness instead of seeking strength that comes through courageous bearing of hardships and the stimulation of overcoming obstacles. William Taylor Williams, vice president of the First National Bank, Sedan, Kansas, was born in Hart County, Kentucky, May 22, 1848. His parents were Ansel and Mary (Gooch) Williams. His grandfather, David Williams, was born in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1801, and died in Grayson County, Kentucky, in 1850. His father was born in Wales and was the founder of the family in America. The grandmother was Jane Jackson, who was born in South...

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Biographical Sketch of S. C. Doran

S. C. Doran, farming and stock; P. O. Mattoon; the subject of this sketch was born in Grayson Co., Ky., Dec. 12, 1827. He married Miss Eliza A. Wort-ham Nov. 5, 1850; she was born in the same place Nov. 18, 1830; they had ten children, seven living, viz., David W., Mary L., Edwin W., George M., Nannie A., Oscar J. and John H. He was born on his father’s farm, and moved to Hart Co., Ky., with his parents, in 1832, and lived there until 1854; he then went to Grayson Co., and engaged in farming; in 1860, he came to Illinois and settled on his present place. He has held no office except connected with the road and school; he is now serving in his second term as Commissioner of Highways. He owns 120 acres in this township, upon which, in 1878, he established a station on the Illinois Central R. R.-which passes through his farm-which is known as Doran’s Crossing. He has been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterians since 1850. His parents, Thomas and Mary Cleaver Doran, were natives of Nelson and Washington Cos., Ky.; they died in 1853 and 1854, respectively, in...

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Hart County, Kentucky Census Records

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Hart County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Hart County Hart County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hart County USGenWeb Archives Project Caswell Cemetery Dr. Jeremiah Dawson Cemetery Gibson Cemetery Gray Cemetery Harper Cemetery Hodges Cemetery Northtown United Baptist Church Cemetery Old Adams Cemetery Polston/Poston Cemetery Priceville Cemetery John C. Puckett Cemetery Reams Chapel Methodist Cemetery Reynolds Cemetery Richardson Cemetery Smith Cemetery Smith Cemetery Srygler Family Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Wilkerson Temple Methodist Church Cemetery Wilkerson Temple Methodist Church Cemetery Hart County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hart County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Akin Cemetery Campground Cemetery Caswell Cemetery Cherry Springs Cemetery Chestnut Grove Cemetery Concord Baptist Church. Cemetery Conyers Cemetery Copelin Cemetery Cosby Methodist Church Cemetery Cox Cemetery Craddock Cemetery Craddock Family Burial Grounds Daniels Cemetery Davis Cemetery Davis Cemetery Dobson Cemetery Edwards Cemetery Ennies Cemetery Farmers Cemetery Gaddie Cemetery Garvin Cemetery Gilead Church Cemetery Goodman Family Cemetery Green River Church Cemetery Greens Chapel Cemetery Halltown Cemetery Hamilton Cemetery Harper Cemetery Hodge Cemetery Horse Cave Cemetery Huffman Cemetery Hubbard Cemetery Hunter Cemetery Jaggers Cemetery Jim Bob Jaggers Cemetery Kessler Cemetery Leesville Cemetery Logsdon Valley Cemetery Will Ed McCubbin Cemetery McCubbin Cemetery McDonald Cemetery Mercer Cemetery Mt. Zion Community Cemetery Old Lively Cemetery Perkins Cemetery Pleasant Grove Cemetery  Quinn Cemetery Riordan Cemetery Rountree Cemetery Russell Cemetery Simpson Cemetery Sims Cemetery Smith Cemetery Sydnor Cemetery Timberlake Cemetery Wheeler Cemetery Whitlow Cemetery Wilkerson Temple Cemetery Williams Cemetery Wooden Cemetery Woodsonville Cemetery Wright...

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