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Miscellaneous Newspaper Article Abstracts


The Western Citizen  Fri 4 Oct 1861  Submitted by Kellie Scott

Bettie, a negro woman belonging to Maj. Jer. Duncan of our place, departed this life on the the 24th, aged 93 years.  She was born in Alexandria VA. and was purchased there and bought to KY my Major Duncan's father in 1784.  For the last 18 months she had the loss of her lower limbs.


The Western Citizen  Fri 11 Oct 1861 Submitted by Kellie Scott
The negro man Aaron belonging to Maj, Williams , who was accidentally shot last week, died on Friday last


The Western Citizen  Friday 19 Aug 1864 Submitted by Kellie Scott
Henry, an angry negro man belonging to Mrs. Mary R. Godman , killed Peyton, a negro man belonging to Mrs. Pryor, by striking him over the head with a club on Saturday night.  He was committed to jail on Monday for further trial a the next term of our circuit court.


The True Kentuckian  Thu 12 Jul 1866 Submitted by Kellie Scott
On Wed. afternoon in Paris, George Morgan, a colored barber aged 55 years,  a native of Bourbon County.  George was a dwarf in size and for many years has been what has called an institution in Paris.  -death


The True Kentuckian Wed 16 1868 Submitted by Kellie Scott
On Sunday evening last a bloody affray occurred in Cottontown, a district of Paris lying on the other side of Stoner Creek, which resulted in the death of a negro named Jo. Pratt, a brick maker, from a blow with a club at the hands of another negro named Johnson Goodman.


The True Kentuckian  Wed 26 Oct 1870 Submitted by Kellie Scott
A negro woman aged 70 years, formerly a slave of Silas Parvin, deceased, now a servant of Nicholas Talbott, gave birth a short time ago to a child that is doing well.  There is no doubt of her age.


The Bourbon News 16 May 1913 Submitted by Mary Hatton

Richard White, colored, left Tuesday for a visit to the family of his old master near Midway.  "Dick" as he is better known, belongs to the Wallace family of Woodford County and left them in 1864.  He has never seen any of the family since that time, though he has kept in touch with them.  He is one of the old-time slave negroes, of whom they are but few, and he is a connecting link between the past and present generations.  He is also one of the only colored students of Berea College, and is one of the most prosperous negroes about Millersburg.

March 20, 1960 by Betty Lee Mastin -Herald Leader Submitted by Kellie Scott

William Rogers father of Benjamin Rogers

William Rogers first clerk under Barton Stone at Cane Ridge Meeting House.

Daughter Annie married July 27, 1853.  Groom James Thomas

Ginger - A slave

Uncle Ike-probably a slave by the way the article reads.

William had a daughter in law  - Mary E.

William had a son   B.F.






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