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From: Sandi Gorin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 6:25 AM
Subject: BIOS #6196THRU 6200 - MOORE'S
Here are some "Moore" bios for you and hope they fit in someplace on your
family tree! Wishing you a good weekend; I will not be posting Monday. I
have no connection and no further information. Sandi
6196 ALLEN CO - MOORE, TOLIVER - Moore Gibson Atwood Jameson Mitchell
#6196: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd
ed., 1886. Allen County. CAPT. TOLIVER MOORE was born September 28, 1832,
on Walnut Creek, Allen County, where he grew to manhood and now resides.
In 1861 he enlisted in Company C, Ninth Kentucky Regiment, Volunteer
Infantry, and in 1862 was promoted to captaincy of Company E, which
position he retained until the regiment mustered out in 1864. He then
recruited a company in the Middle Green River Battalion in which he remained
until the regiment was mustered out in 1864. His father, Thomas Moore, a
native of Virginia, removed with his parents in childhood to Warren County,
Ky., and died in Allen County November 9, 1872, at the age of seventy-seven
years. He married Amelia, daughter of John S. Gibson, of Allen County, died
April 14, 1873, aged seventy-six years, and from their union sprang Elijah,
Robert, Louisa (Atwood), William, a soldier, Elizabeth (Jameson), Capt.
Toliver, Araminta A. (Mitchell) and Thomas R., killed by a horse. On the
27th of September, 1870, Capt. Moore married Mrs. Lucinda, widow of James M.
Wheeler, and daughter of John H. and Elizabeth (Gibson) Davasher, of Allen
County, born November 1, 1838, and to them have been born Bettie C., John
W., Francis C. and Thomas R. Mrs. Moore's child by first husband is Mollie
S. Wheeler. Capt. Moore acted as assistant revenue assessor for three
years, and held the position of postmaster for six years. He was also
deputy sheriff four years. He is a farmer by profession, having 200 acres
of productive land in good condition and in a fine state of cultivation. He
is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics is a Republican..
Col. Sandi Gorin, 205 Clements, Glasgow, KY 42141 (270) 651-9114 Member:
Glasgow-Barren Co Chamber of Commerce.
SCKY resource links: http://www.public.asu.edu/~moore/Gorin.html
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Here are some simple yogealogy exercises (gen-kriyas) to get you started.
All mantras are to be repeated for the duration of the exercise, except when
Posture: Sit in a silent, darkened room in front of a microfilm reader,
peering intently at pale, blurry handwriting. (Your eyes may soon glaze
over. Don't worry. This is normal.) Lean forward tensely at an uncomfortable
angle. Hold this position for eight hours.
Mudra/Action: While maintaining the posture, raise your right hand in front
of you at a 45-degree angle from your body, and make slow, circular,
cranking motions until you lose all feeling in your right arm.
Mantra: (Repeat silently) "Please, please, please, please, please."
Posture: Position a tall stack of index books on a library table. Crouch in
front of the stack.
Mudra/Action: Make a fist of your left hand, with the index finger extended.
Slowly run the extended finger down page after page of the first book. Close
book, set aside and repeat with next book. Plow through the whole stack,
then drag the stack in front of you again and repeat. Continue plowing until
Mantra: (Repeat in an urgent whisper): "Where? Where? Where?
Posture: Form two fists and thrust both arms upward. Throw back your head,
grin maniacally, squeeze your eyes shut. This exercise can be performed
either seated or standing; for maximum effect, begin in a seated position
with the upward arm thrust, then leap suddenly to your feet, knocking over
your chair behind you.
Mudra/Action: From time to time, drop your head to your chest, bend your
right arm and pump your fist vigorously. Variation: Perform clog dance
around fallen chair.
Mantra: (Shout exultantly) "Yesssss! Yessssss! Yessssss!
Continue until ejected from the premises.
Posture: (Must be done in a cemetery.) Place yourself squarely in front of a
weathered tombstone, facing the stone. With your feet flat on the ground,
lean forward until your hands are also resting on the ground. Your body will
form an isosceles triangle, with your rear end at the apex. Raise your head
and squint at the tombstone.
Mudra/Action: Balancing carefully, raise your right arm and run your
fingertips very lightly over the surface of the stone, attempting to
decipher it. Hold breath, and continue for one minute.
Mantra: (At end of the minute, exclaim once, explosively)
Move to next tombstone. Repeat until sunset.
Posture: (Best done in the back of a crowded research seminar.) Obtain an
eight-pound syllabus; two bulky notebooks; and three grocery sacks full of
newly purchased, very thick, very heavy, hardcover books. Clutch these items
to your chest with both arms. Simultaneously, dangle a heavy purse from your
left shoulder and a heavy tote bag from your right shoulder. (Men: Instead
of a purse, obtain a second tote bag and fill with rocks.) Stand erect,
stretching neck as high as possible to see over people standing in front of
Mudra/Action: Move head back and forth (imitate the branches of a tree on a
windy day), to see around the standees who are shuffling and shifting
position in front of you. Continue to end of lecture.
Mantra: (Hiss through clenched teeth): "What'dhesay?
Posture: (Can be done anywhere, but is most frequently performed on a floor
in the privacy of one's home.) To assume posture, collapse flat on your
back, legs outstretched, arms at side, hands upturned helplessly. Roll your
eyes up to focus on a point in the middle of your forehead.
Mudra/Action: Alternately twitch your left eyelid and right shoulder. Repeat
for five minutes, then slowly and rhythmically begin banging the back of
your head against the floor. Bang for five minutes. Alternate twitching and
banging until someone throws a bucket of cold water in your face.
Mantra: (In a loud, plaintive wail during the banging phase)
"Why didn't I ask Grandma when I had the chance?!? Why? WHY?!?"
Mastering these few, simple yogealogy gen-kriyas, will mean that you, too,
will soon be on the cutting edge of cool, the envy of hip-hop hype-meisters
Carlisle Mercury, Carlisle, Nicholas co., Ky., Thursday February 10, 1876
vol 10 No 6
Card from T. J. Jones.
Mr. Editor: In response to requests from my friends, I announce myself as a
candidate for deputy Sheriff of Nicholas county, subject to the 12th of
February convention. T.J.JONES
J. R. Robertson Withdraws.
Dear Sir: As I have been confined to my bed since new years day and am
still very feeble, so much so that I will not be able to make a canvass.
I ask you to withdraw my name as a candidate for the office of deputy
Sheriff. I am grateful for the interest my friends have manifested in my
Mr. Tom Parker Announces Himself a Candidate.
Editor Mercury: tho I have not formally announced myself a candidate for
sheriff, it is known to many that I have been in the field for some time.
You are hereby requested to publicly announce me as a candidate and
authorized to say _____. I will be a candidate until the question ___ __
Is settled by the ____ ____ convention to be held Feb. 12th.
Hoping my friends will earnestly use all honorable efforts in my behalf, and
assuring my fellow countrymen that I will, if honored with the position, do
all in my power to make a faithful and acceptable officer, I am,
Card from Richard T. Carter.
Editor Mercury: I have a number of times been asked by my friends in not
only this (Buzzard Roost), but other precincts, to become a candidate of
Deputy Sheriff of Nicholas county.
After fully considering the matter I have concluded to run, and you are
therefore authorized to announce me as a candidate for said
position----subject, of course, to the action of the Democratic party.
When my neighbor, Mr. Butler McClannaham, was mentioned in connection with
the position, it was generally concluded he would secure it. It being
known that he will not run, I announce myself, and hope that at least some
of the claims mentioned in his favor will be conceded to me, we residing in
the same precinct.
Promising that, if honored with the position, to discharge the duties
pertaining to it with zeal and fidelity, I am Yours , truly,
R. T. CARTER.
This was sent to me by a friend that she got from a surname list she is on.>
> JOHN HUNT MORGAN DIDN'T DO IT ALL; COUNTY HOLDINGS -
> GALLATIN THROUGH GREENUP
> (c) 1997 by Sandi Gorin
> I recently saw an article reprinted from the Paducah Sun-
> Democrat-not dated. But thought it might be of interest to the
> readers. This was reprinted in an Edmonson Co KY quarterly
> entitled "Echoes From Edmonson
> County" by by Kathie Rajewich:
> "Confederates Torched a Dozen .. 22 Courthouses Burned in Kentucky
> During the Civil War." Written by Hall Allen.
> "Twenty-two Kentucky Courthouses were burned during the Civil War-19
> of them in the last 15 months of the conflict.
> "The Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program, under the direction
> of W. A. Wentworth, Frankfort, has just finished placing markers of
> the historic sites.
> "One side of the marker tells of the buring at at that paraticular
> place, and the other contains a map of Kentucky, showing the
> locations of all the burnings.
> "The greatest 'courthouse burning spree' was conducted by Gen. Hylan
> B. Lyon, a native of Eddyville. He invaded Kentucky with 800 men in
> December, 1864, to recruit Confederate soldiers, securing supplies and
> divert forces from the defense of Nashville which was under attack.
> "With Confederate fortunes fading rapidly, Lyon found recruiting
> slow, and he undertook to enforce the Confederate Draft Law.
> In several towns he conscripted all able-bodied men and put them
> under oath to join him on Jan. 20. Later he complained bitterly that
> all failed to show up for induction.
> "Lyon's forces entered the state about Dec. 12th, and promptly burned
> the Christian County courthouse at Hopkinsville. As in most cases, he
> allowed officials to remove their records. After commandearing
> clothing and other supplies, he moved tdo Cadiz on Dec. 13.
> "The Trigg County courthouse there was occupied by Union soldiers who
> fled as the Confederate forces advanced. They left behind one soldier
> who was too ill to travel. A member of Lyon's command promptly
> decided the soldier was suffering from smallpox, shot him on the
> spot, and burned the "contaminated" building.
> "The following day Lyon reached Eddyville, his home town. He routed
> the Union troops but spared the courthouse because it was across the
> street from his home and a member of his family was reported to be
> ill in the home.
> "The other courthouses burned by Lyon and his men:
> CALDWELL COUNTY: Lyon and his forces arrived at Princeton on Dec. 15
> whre, as the general said in a report, "I burned the courthouse and
> annoyed the people."
> HOPKINS COUNTY: At Madisonville, on Dec. 17, Lyon's men burned the
> courthouse and conscripted a number of men who failed to join him
> OHIO COUNTY: On Dec. 20, Lyon's forces captured and paroled a group
> of Union soldiers quartered in the courthouse at Hartford. Then he
> burned the courthouse.
> GRAYSON COUNTY: On Christmas Eve a contingent of Lyon's forces
> burned the court house at Leitchfield.
> TAYLOR COUNTY: The courthouse at Campbellsville was burned Christmas
> Day. By this time desertions had reduced his forces to about 250 men
> and Lyon started moving out of the state to rejoin Gen. Nathan Bedford
> Forrest's command.
> CUMBERLAND COUNTY: The Lyon raids ended at Burkesville on Jan. 3,
> with the burning of the courthouse, robbery of stores and seizure of
> the houses. Lyon then moved south to Alabama.
> "Other courthouses burned during the Civil War:
> BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY: On Dec, 28, 1864, guerillas burned the
> courthouse at Hardinsburg but citizens saved the records and a part
> of the building.
> MARION COUNTY:The County Clerk's office at Lebanon was burned July 5,
> 1863, by Gen. John Hunt Morgan, to destroy treason indictments against
> some of his men.
> MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Confederate cavalrymen burned the Mt. Sterling
> courthouse Dec. 2, 1863, to prevent its use as a Union garrison.
> POWELL COUNTY: In the spring of 1863 guerrillas burned the courthouse
> and other buildings at Stanton.
> HARLAN COUNTY: In October, 1863, the courthouse at Harlan was burned
> for reprisal for the burning of the Lee County, Va. courthouse.
> DAVIESS COUNTY: Courthouse at Owensboro burned by guerrillas on Jan.
> 4, 1865, while it was being occupied by Union troops.
> LARUE COUNTY: The courthouse at Hodgenville was burned by guerrillas
> on Feg. 21, 1865. It had been used by Union soldiers as barracks.
> BATH COUNTY: On March 21, 1864, Union troops fled the courthouse at
> Owingsville as a Confederate force approached. An overheated stove
> started a fire, destroying the building.
> MONROE COUNTY: The courthousse and other buildings at Tompkinsville
> were burned by Confederates on April 22, 1863, in reprisal for burning
> in Celina, Tenn. by Union forces.
> CLINTON COUNTY: The courthouse at Albany was burned by guerrillas
> late in 1864.
> CRITTENDEN COUNTY: The courthouse at Marion was burned by guerrillas
> in January, 1865.
> ROWAN COUNTY: The courthouse at Morehead was burned by guerrillas
> March 21, 1864."
Thursday 1876, The Mercury, Carlisle, Nicholas Co., KY
Under New Advertisements
ROSZEL & LANCASTER
Agents for the New Improved
SINGER SEWING MACHINE
We would inform the public that we have opened an office in PARIS, KY., for
the sale of the world renowned Singer Sewing Machines, and will keep
constantly on hand everything pertaining to the Machine.
Machines repaired and adjusted, and satisfaction guaranteed. Office on
Broadway, opposite court house, Paris. P.O. box 300.
Roszel & Lancaster, agents for Bourbon and Nicholas counties.
Shop on Main cross-street, between Adair & Brewington's and Howard &
Tinware always on hand. All kinds of tin-work done.
Roof and gutter work done promptly, and done well.
A liberal share of the public patronage solicited. dec23-tf
Mr. & Mrs. THOS. A. TAYLOR, Prop's
This house has recently been refitted and refurnished. Having a long
experience in the hotel business, we feel warranted in saying we can give
satisfaction to our patrons in every respect.
There is a livery stable attached. marc--
Monumental, Tombstone, Mantel and
Building Work furnished at the lowest rates..
Patronage from the surrounding country solicited.
Works on Water street, one door south of Hend_ick & Singleton's hardware
FLEMINGSBURG, KY jan13-6m
This is most interesting and should be printed off so that you can study
it.. the manuscripts are awesome. I have done some research in them and
was struck with the amount of personal papers that are contained here.
Jeannie <>< List Mom
We dined on "steak and whiskey"
An Overview of the Shane Manuscripts
by Trevia Wooster Beverly,1 August 1997
At the end of the American Revolution, the "West" was defined as the land
between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. By 1828,
westward expansion had reached the Mississippi River and, in the Missouri
region, had pushed the frontier far beyond. Underlying the history of
expansion are the stories of thousands of pioneer families, many of whose
can now only be glimpsed through the written record. If you are
individuals or families who were part of the westward expansion during
from about 1780 to 1860, you will find two special collections, the
Manuscripts and the Shane Manuscripts, both available at Clayton Library,
of particular value in this area. Our primary focus here will be on the
"We dined on steak and whiskey." This quote, from a diary found in the
Manuscripts, describes a favorite meal of one pioneer. Later, in an entry
1825, we learn of another meal consisting of turkey, oysters, potatoes,
beef, and Parmesan cheese. Although hardly the stuff of which history is
such details are the life blood and valued treasure of the family
thanks to the near obsessive drive of John Dabney Shane-for whom the Shane
Manuscripts are named-much of this kind of material has been preserved.
Shane, born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1812 to Henry and Nancy (Williams)
was educated at college and seminary in Virginia and returned to Ohio and
Kentucky as a Presbyterian minister. Licensed by the Cincinnati
May 31, 1842, he was shortly thereafter ordained by the West Lexington
Presbytery and performed his pastoral duties at North Middleton, Kentucky
1855. Following two years of service with several other churches in that
he returned to Cincinnati in 1857, where he continued to work as the
presented itself within the bounds of the Cincinnati Presbytery. From his
earliest years, he had a passion for collecting and hoarding everything
any bearing upon the history of the Presbyterian Church in the Ohio River
Valley. Possessing a remarkable zeal for his project, Rev. Shane declined
pastoral office and set aside any intentions he may have had concerning the
establishment of a family so that he could roam the land in his quest. He
did, however, preach to many congregations as he visited among the people.
He was to dedicate more than twenty years to historical research, using the
oral history technique similar to his contemporary, Lyman Copeland Draper.
purposefully sought out those of age and experience to interview, writing
their reminiscences. He copied from family, church, and government
clipped from newspapers and magazines. While Draper had a deep interest
military (personal papers in his original collection are rare), Shane was
as interested in the domestic, business, educational, religious, and
aspects of the time. His inquiries concerning old barrels, trunks, and
chests-which he carefully searched-brought him many family letters, records,
and other items.
Shane was a frail man, with a very small and close handwriting, and no
extensive traveling, sometimes under less than favorable circumstances,
in many periods of ill health. He died of what was then called
the lungs." As evidenced by his name always appearing in annual reports,
Shane was apparently held in high esteem as a faithful minister and "a
God." Yet, only a small notice of his death appeared in the Cincinnati
Commercial of February 8, 1864: "On Sabbath evening, February 7, at 9
o'clock, Rev. J. Dabney Shane, aged 52 years. Funeral services at the
residence of his sister Mrs. A. J. Mulford, 359 John Street, between Clark
and Chestnut, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock."
As genealogists hone their research techniques and become familiar with
resources, they will eventually discover the "special collections" and
wealth of information that can be found in them. The Shane Manuscripts is
such hidden treasure. We are extremely fortunate to have, at Clayton
both the 32 reels of microfilm of these papers and the accompanying
Shane was quite the collector. No matter how insignificant, items that
his hands were treasured and carefully attended to. And he would not part
any of them! As a result, the Shane Manuscripts are a fascinating source
genealogical information. After seeing Shane's collection, the Rev.
Wilson made the following comment: "They [the papers in the collection]
the upper floor of Moore, Wilstach & Co.'s large building on Fourth
[Cincinnati], and an interesting place it was; the rooms, three in
shelved all around from floor to ceiling, divided and subdivided by
pamphlets arranged by subjects and then by years, newspaper clippings
rolled up with a memorandum to each stating the name and date of paper
of publication, magazines, reviews, and periodicals of all kinds having
reference to Presbyterianism, especially in the West; scrapbooks in which
collected what are known as 'broadsides,' being circulars, prospectuses,
printed on one side only. Being attracted by piles of papers and
the middle of the floor, they, he said, were his unarranged material."
Those familiar with the more famous Draper Manuscripts,4 and who
name of Shane within them, may be surprised to find that not all of
material is contained within that collection. In fact, fully half of
material found its way into the possession of the Presbyterian Historical
Society,5 collected and placed there by Philidelphian Samuel Agnew,
it is this portion of Shane's original collection that one will find on
reels of microfilm owned by Clayton Library.
After Shane's death, his collection was sold at auction for about $3,000
total for books, notes, and manuscripts. Lyman Draper purchased most of the
manuscript portion at a cost of approximately $300, and a portion of that
was resold to the Presbyterian Historical Society for $30.
Draper began in early manhood to gather material on all phases of pioneer
history in the middle West, specializing in personal sketches of Boone,
Kenton, and other well-known Western men. In 1853 he became associated
State Historical Society of Wisconsin and thus acquired part of Shane's
collection. In a letter that Draper wrote from Madison, Wisconsin on
1865, he credits his purchase of the Shane papers for the increase in his
collection. "I secured in Sept. at Cincinnati - that of the late Rev.
Shane, who was some 30 years collecting - has a good deal new Boone material
obtained from old Kentucky pioneers whom I did not happen to come across.
large as my MS. collection was when you [John A. Remsen, Draper's
it in 1852, I think I have quite doubled it since." In 1865, Draper, in
Society's 11th Annual Report, referred to Shane as "a singularly
collector of matters pertaining to Western history."
Hall, in the preface to his Genealogical Guide, points out that the
the 32 reels of film are mostly handwritten and sometimes illegible. Many
church subscribers names appear as original signatures and are very
read. There is an index in the Guide; however, this is an index only to
Guide itself, not to the collection. This should not deter the serious
researcher, however, as the Guide certainly helps. In fact, it makes for
interesting and informative reading on its own! It is desirable-perhaps
imperative-that both the Shane Manuscripts and the Draper Manuscripts be
used together for any research project involving the scope of either.
Most, but not all, of the interviews Rev. Shane had with old pioneers are
included in the Draper Manuscripts, while the Philadelphia collection
mostly of old letters, records, and other materials that were given to
a few interviews.
Shane's collection includes numerous documents with references to
families throughout the then-West, including family papers, church
membership lists, and newspaper abstracts (1794-1849) containing
other notices concerning prominent Kentucky and Tennessee pioneers. It is
poignant to read the letter of a boy away at boarding school who wrote in
1826, "I hope, dear mother, when I come home[,] you won't make me come back
to this place." Or those of 1812 between wife Judith and "My Dear Dr.
Richardson," who was away in the Army; Surgeon, 1st Regt., Payne's
K.V.M., under General Harrison.
Among the Shane Manuscripts, one will find a memorial sermon given by the
Robert Marshall on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Bethel
Fayette County, which had been organized in 1789. The Rev. Marshall noted
"there is no section of the Presbyterian Church on the American continent
history has been more interesting or more eventful than that was planned
Kentucky by the early pioneers. Their elevated and indomitable spirit,
love of liberty, both civil and religious, is traced back through
and the Valley of Virginia, across the broad ocean to the North of
to the heath clad hills of Scotland, where the heroic few stood up
fearful odds and maintained with unflinching courage Christ's Crown and
Covenant." While his message also included a word to the unconverted, it
fitting sermon of encouragement to the early Presbyterians. The sermons
other related materials provide the researcher with not only historical
perspective but many names, relationships, and personal data. This is a
field of research for those who had ancestors in this area.
Those portions of Shane's collection that are part of the Draper
were abstracted in the section called "Kentucky Papers" (volumes 11-19 of
CC). The abstracts appear on pages 470-539 of the Calendar of The
Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts.6
Items that remained in "the Shane Collection" include births, marriages,
deaths of a number of families, giving much-sought-after genealogical
information. In the papers, for instance, those of Robert Marshall of
Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky (1790-1808), one will find a list of
scholars. And in the papers of Col. Robert Patterson, one will find a
map, undated, of Bourbon County, Kentucky, as well as land entries and
of Evan Shelby of Fincastle County, Virginia, 1775-1783. Examples of
containing excellent genealogical accounts include those of the Cameron
of Scotland, Ireland, and America and the papers of Andrew Steele, who
Ireland to Kentucky with two children, Robin and William. The latter set
papers is sprinkled with letters, petitions, and lists, several of which
mention of the Elkhorn area and to the Elkhorn Church. Those with an
this area now have valuable material to supplement that contained in the
well-known work by Ermina Jett Darnell, Forks of Elkhorn Church With
of Early Members.7
Another example of items in the Shane Collection is the journal and
register (about 30 pages) kept by the Rev. Mr. Joseph P. Howe, minister in
South Carolina and Clark County, Kentucky, from October 14, 1798, to April
And what a delight to find that, from the Library Company of
Shane saved the account book kept by John Todd, Jr., librarian,
young lawyer, Todd died of yellow fever in 1793. His widow, Dolly, was to
marry James Madison, who became President of the United States. Dealing
with financial concerns, Todd's account book lists the names of those
fines and includes a list of purchases: "1/2 gallon Madeira, 1 bushel
Loafs of bread, Limes," etc.
While neither Shane nor Draper could have foreseen the great interest of
genealogists yet to come, together these two pioneers in oral history
us treasures of cultural history. From the Shane Manuscripts we find the
price of Madeira wine was $2.00 a gallon in Paducah, Kentucky; butter was 18
cents a pound in Paris, Kentucky; and a slave, described as "a fine cook and
a good boy," was priced at $1500. Christians, who on occasion tipped a glass
or two, are recorded for censure. In one portion of the collection are found
the names of Agnes Glaze, Osburn Tucker and wife, Nat'l Collins and wife,
Walter Tucker and wife, and some 35 others who had been removed from the
Researchers going through the Shane Manuscripts will find details of
and customs that really put "meat on the bones" of their ancestors. The
material, like a good book, is hard to put down!
Considering the sheer magnitude of Shane's collection, we can only
awe with which Draper, himself a pioneer in oral history, must have
the possibility of acquiring it. Shane's keen interest in the entire Ohio
Valley has left us not only a valuable history of frontier
Presbyterianism but a
cultural history of the first American West. Get out that map, and if
family was ever in the area where the Rev. Shane traveled, be sure to
A charter member of the Clayton Library Friends, Trevia Beverly is a
professional genealogist who conducts genealogy classes and publishes
Tejas Gazette under her firm, Tejas Publications & Research.
Otto A. Rothert, "Shane, The Western Collector," The Filson Club
William K. Hall, The Shane Manuscript Collection, A Genealogical Guide
Kentucky and Ohio Papers (Galveston, Texas: The Frontier Press, 1990).
See Josephine L. Harper, Guide to the Draper Manuscripts (Madison,
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983). GEN 973 H294 USA.
Address of the Presbyterian Historical Society is 425 Lombard Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147. Telephone (215) 627-1852.
Madison Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925. GEN
Louisville, Kentucky: Standard Printing Co., [c1946]. GEN 976.9 D223
The Mercury, Carlisle, Nicholas Co.. KY Thursday, Feb. 10, 1876.
Some of the paper is torn off and long gone. Sorry but there may be blanks
W. W. KIMBROUGH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Mt. Olivet, Robertson co., Ky.
Will practice in the Courts of Robertson, Harrison, Bracken, Mason, Fleming
and Nicholas. Jan1-tf
W. G. ROSS,
Respectfully solicits a share of the patronage of the town and surrounding
Satisfaction guaranteed. Charges reasonable.
Office over Mathers & Saunders' hardware store. oct28- y
C. W. MUNGER,
Attorney at Law and Examiner,
Will practice in the Courts of Nicholas and adjoining counties.
Collections promptly attended to. Office in Dallas' building, up stairs.
R. WELLS, M. D.,
Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur,
Main street, Mt. Olivet, Ky.
SPECIAL attention given to chronic dis---- ---- ----
------- first door south of his residence. aug19- y
J. W. ISHMAEL, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Mt. Olivet, Ky.
Office with Brown and Kimbrough. aug12-ty
T. PARKS BLAIR
Attorney at Law,
Office in Mann's building, up stairs next to Mercury office. Will promptly
atend to all business entrusted to him.
Special attention given to collections.
I. M. CHISM
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Will practice in Nicholas and adjoining counties. Office up stairs,
Dougherty Building. jan1
ROSS & KENNEDY
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW
And Solicitors in Bankruptcy,
Office over Deposit Bank of Carlisle.
DR. G. W. ADAIR
We promptly attend to all business entrusted to him, in the various branches
of his profession. All work warranted. Office in Piper's block, Front
street, opposite Mercury office.
Teeth extracted without pain by the use of Nitrous Oxid Gas. jan 1
T.F.Hargis. John P.Norvell
HARGIS & NORVELL,
ATTORNEEYS AT LAW
____ __ counties of Nicholas, Bourbon, Bath, Fleming, Robertson and Rowan.
Collections promptly attended to.
Office in the Adair Building, Front St.
Carlisle Mercury Centennial Edition 1900 31 May 1900, Nicholas Co., KY
This newspaper is so old and torn that it is hard to read and many sentences
are long gone.. my grandmother passed this and a few more on to me folded
tightly in a very small candy box. So will do what I can read...
W. H. HOWE
One of the Leading Merchants of Nicholas Located at Moorefield, Ky.
Moorefield, one of the oldest towns in the county and second in prominence
to the county seat, is represented with commercial interests of long
established credit. Chief among the business enterprises of this stable
village is the interests of Harvey Howe, who conducts a large hardware and
grocery store, and is an extensive buyer of tobacco, grain, wool and country
Mr. Howe has been in business in Moorefield all his life, for in his
father's store he began selling goods before he was large enough to look
over the counter. His father, Dunlap Howe, with a Mr. Jerry Hall
established the business in 1825. Mr. Howe, S., later acquired full
control of the establishment, continuing in merchandising until his death
in 1852, when it became the pro0erty of his wife, A--thy L. Howe who looked
after its interests until 1865 when the son Harvy became the proprietor.
In the year 1870, the old policy of a general store was abolished,
classified stocks and special lines being adopted, cutting out dry goods,
boots, shoes, notions, etc., and placing in their stead a full and complete
line of groceries and hardware, not including farm machinery. In 1875 the
new store building was erected, a structure 60 by 36 feet in dimensions, two
stories high, with a basement. Across the street from the store is located
the large warehouse, where is stored heavy goods for the main store, and
severs as storage quarters for grain, wool and country produce. Mr. Howe
is a member of the firm of Crowe & Howe, leaf tobacco buyers and packers.
The firm during the past season marketed over 200 hogsheads of the Nicholas
The town of Moorefield was named by his great-grandmother. His father was
the first postmaster of the place, and singular to relate, that from the
time of his appointment in 1825 until about ten years ago, the postoffice
was cared for by some member of the Howe family. In this store some of the
best business men in Eastern Kentucky received their business schooling,--J.
G. Powell, the enterprising hardware man of Carlisle, began clerking with
Mr. Howe. Mr. Chas. Howard, of Millersburg, also found in this house the
nucleus of business. In the store now is J. M. Hawkins, a young man , well
trained _______ ________ _______ and a valuable adjunct. Louis Curtis,
colored is neither clerk nor porter, but a general utility man who has for
25 years been a store fixture. Mr. Howe, could not keep store with out
In a fine old home near the store Mr. Howe resides, and in s luxurious
appointments and environments of happy home life we find him content. A
man of means and large business affairs, a courteous, straight forward,
business gentleman, Harvey Howe stands as one of the leading men of the
county. He belongs to the masons, K. of P.'s, A.O.U.W. and is a member of
the Christian Church.
MISS LEE'S MILLINARY STORE
The ladies of Carlisle are among the most notable exponents of refinement
and culture in the Blue Grass State. They have an innate love of the
beautiful and they dress with exquisite taste. In all their efforts to
attain pleasing effects in dress they are ably seconded by Miss Amelia Lee,
whose reputation as a milliner is second to none in this section of the
State. A visit to Miss Lee's store is a revelation. The stock is new,
bright and perfect in style. The diction of the approved fashion for the
season, and as rich in beauty as the dexterity of skilled artists can devise
her establishment places the ladies of this section in local touch with the
best and finest millinery offered the trade anywhere in the country.
This season her head trimmer is Miss Minnett Woolenham, of Urbanna, O.,
assisted by Miss Jennie Tilton and Miss Meldred Secrest in the sale rooms.
In fancy novelties Miss Lee figures that none are to good for her trade.
For this reason she enjoys the most fashionable trade this city and
surrounding county affords.
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Sunday Afternoon Rocking
The Hinges on Which Our Histories Open (from the Sunday Afternoon Rocking
Fifty years ago or so, three young men, not much more than boys, were called
from the rural community they had grown up in to report for the Army. Their
families traveled from the farms to see them off at the Greyhound bus
station. I imagine a strange mixture of pride and sadness and fear sat
heavy on the hearts of the mothers and fathers at that bus station that day.
I imagine more than a few pictures of the past were unfolding in their minds
as they realized it was not so long ago they were sending these boys off to
school, sitting beside them on a creek bank with a fishing pole, worrying
about how to keep a pair of shoes on such quickly growing feet.
A black and white picture forever captures in time the three youthful faces
grinning broadly into the camera as they stand in front of the bus that will
carry them away from all they have known into another destiny. Studying
those faces, I imagine the young men are somewhat excited, and more than a
little anxious. But knowing youth, I also suspect they are "chomping at the
bits" to move into the world and see what it might hold for them. With hugs
and kisses and quickly spoken words they will promise to keep in touch and
try to stay safe.
>From the day I discovered the picture as a child and asked, I have known
the story that unfolded. One young man was denied by the service, after a
health problem he was not even aware he had was discovered during his
examination. The second young man was killed in an automobile accident one
week before he was to be sent overseas. The third young man never returned
from the war he was sent to.
My father was the young man denied by the service. Had he not been, I
suppose it likely I would never have been born.
The doors of "down home" were nothing fancy. They did not feature brass
trappings nor leaded glass windows. They were planed by hand, primarily
their knobs were of china, and most were on "genuine hinges". But there
were others with merely a piece of wood to turn as a latch, and a scrap of
leather to hold as a hinge. In short, they were nondescript, practical and
plain, typical of the time and place in which they existed...rather like
other hinges on which the doors of our family histories open. Nothing one
might look twice at.
We do not often recognize those doors when they swing open on "what
becomes", only to swing shut again on "what might have been". Only by
looking back do we realize how small an occurrence it was that changed the
pattern of a family's memories to come, the pattern of the opportunities or
misfortunes in a family series of events, the very hinges on which the lives
of so many to follow depend.
What if...I often wonder...a thousand small happenings had never happened?
What if a grandmother's family had never taken the notion to pack their
"plunder" and move to Texas? Would she have felt such pressing need to
marry immediately in order not to be separated from the one she had pinned
her heart on? Would she have tired of her beau, my grandfather, and married
another? What of the line that continued on in Texas? Her siblings married
there, raised families there that would never have come to be had that move
not been made.
And the wonderings go back.
What of the young man over a hundred and fifty years ago who began in
Pennsylvania, traipsed his way through Ohio, Kentucky, landing finally in
Tennessee...all because he was a "collier" and looking for work? Had he
not, his name would not be documented in my family lineage as an
ancestor...in fact, again, I suppose I would not be.
And sometimes...the decisions are of such minute nature, that it is amazing
what stories evolve from them. Early in the 1900's, my great grandmother
decided to send the boy who was her brother-in-law (and incidentally, one of
a household of her husband's siblings she was raising) to the store for a
spool of thread. Dutifully Mack did as he was bid...and when a train passed
by the house, he was standing in the open door of a freight train and tossed
off the spool of thread to land in her open hands. The train roared out of
sight, Mack waving goodbye, and I imagine the young woman stood with her
mouth open in astonishment. Some fifty years later it was before Mack again
turned up. He had "hoboed" his way to California, finished raising himself
and made his own way. He had done well. The handsome elderly man was
welcomed back to the family with open arms. But I imagine that throughout
the years my great grandmother often asked herself the question..."What if I
had not needed a spool of thread that day?"
Well ...what if? A spool of thread changed the course of history. The
impulsive decision made because of the need for a spool of thread was the
deciding hinge that opened the door for a family to be born and raised in a
Looking back I can think of hundreds of tiny incidences (at the time) that
forever changed the pattern of the family to follow...imagine that! A spool
of thread! Are these tiny incidents that change entire histories flukes?
Accidents? Oh, in my wondering...I think not.
Just a thought,
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> "I CLIMBED MY FAMILY TREE"
> I climbed my family tree and found it wasn't worth
> the climb,
> So I scrambled down convinced it was a waste of
> Some branches of my tree I found were rotten to the
> And all the tree was full of sap and hung with nuts
> I use to BRAG of my kinfolk before I made the climb,
> But truth compels me not to tell of those not worth
> a dime.
> And beg my friends who boast aloud of their
> ancestors great,
> To climb their family tree and learn of those who
> weren't so straight!
> I learned what family trees are like and then I
> wrote it down,
> Perhaps the very best of us are already underground.
> (Author Unknown)
>From the Nicholas Co., KY Order Book "D" August Term 1822 page 195
(spelling is as in the document)
Ordered that Jane Ishmael be appointed Currator of the Estate of Benjamin
Ishmael Deceased whose last will & Testament is either lost Or Mislaid
untill a probate of said will can be had and thereupon the Said Jane
together with Lewis Myers her Securety entered into Bond in the penalty of
$300. Conditioned according to Law. And that Isaac West John Shankland
Philip Stoops and Hugh Wiley do apprais in current money the Slaves if any
and personal Estate of the said Deceased and that the Executor Return an
Inventory thereof to the Court
Thomas Stokes} Appellant
August } Upon an appeal
Eliza Hill } Appellee
This day come the parties aforesaid by their attoney On motion of Appellee
to dismiss appeal Or cause Jonathan Crouch to be made a party hereto Motion
Overruled; And on motion of the appellant to quash the warrant in this Cause
Motion Overruled. Continued for appellant on Oath being made untill the
next Term at his costs
Charles Parker & Samuel Johnson one day each as Witness for Hill & Stokes
In the Ishmael line is a Jane Trumble-Trumbull wife of Wm. Thomas Ishmael
would ANYONE know the father of Jane Trumble-Trumbull?
And there is a
Hannah Trumbull married James Cyrus Lynn....
would ANYONE know the father of Hannah Trumble-Trumbull?
Jeannie <>< list mom
>Subject: Re: [KYNICHOL] History of Nicholas County
>Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 14:39:52 EDT
>Would your Joseph Hopkins have a daughter name Margaret Ella Hopkins who
>married John Harvey Gray in Nicholas County, KY on 10-Nov-1869?
Probably not.The Joseph I'm looking had a son Milton B.born 1820.
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