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Edmonson Co. Biographies

Courtesy Barren’s Black Roots Volume 3, Michelle Gorin Burris, Gorin Genealogical Publishing, (c) May 1993 and shown originally in The Jubilee History and Biographical Sketches of Liberty Association, G. R. Ford, Times Publishing Company of Smiths Grove, KY.

“Elder Charles Wm. Bransford was born February 15, 1874, in the county of Edmonson and state of Kentucky. He was the eldest son of Henry and Alice Bransford. He attended school in the rural district, finishing his course under Samuel Ferguson, of Brownsville, Ky. He professed a hope in Christ under Reverends L. Shobe and John Garnett, February 10, 1895 and claimed a call to the ministry the same year licensed to preach by the Pleasant Union Baptist church which connection he has held since while in school at Frankfort, Ky. He was called to take charge of a church on Elkhorn creek, this being his first charge. He is now pastor of Bearwallow Church, Woodsonville, at Rowletts, Ky., and Queens Chapel at Hiseville on the following days: first named, 1 Sunday, 4th Sunday and 2nd Sunday.”


Mrs. Alice C. Garvin, of Mammoth Cave, Ky. She is the daughter of Benson and Fanny a. Preston and the granddaughter of Jacob and Sarah Jane Coats of Glasgow Junction, Ky.”




Mr. and Mrs. Charlie White and Daughter. Mr. Charlie White, the son of Mr. James and Mrs. Mealie White, was born February 24, 1875. He professed hope in Christ in September 1893, and united with the Little Hope Baptist Church. He married Mollie Lee February 27, 1898. To this union five children were born. He is now deacon of Little Hope Church. His occupation is rock mason and machinist. Mrs. Mollie White, the daughter of Mr. Josh and Mrs. Vina Lee, was born October 5, 1879. She professed hope in Christ in 1893 and joined the Little Woodland Baptist Church. Later she joined the Cowles Chapel Baptist Church when it was organized in 1895 and has been recording secretary of that church for twenty-three years and is still in the service of the church in that capacity. Miss Charline White, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie White, was born May 17, 1900. She professed a hope in Christ in 1915 and joined Cowles Chapel Baptist Church. Miss Catherine is a lady of fine talent and a good Sunday School worker and is expecting to be able to enter high school after one more session in the common school.






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