Publications for Clay County KY
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1900 Clay County Census, Vol. #1 $ 19.00
1900 Clay County Census, Vol. #2 $ 19.00
1910 Clay County Census, Vol. #1 $ 20.00
1910 Clay County Census, Vol. #2 $ 20.00
1920 Clay County Census, Vol. #1 $ 25.00
1920 Clay County Census, Vol. #2 $ 25.00
1930 Clay County Census, Vol. #1 $ 21.00
Clay County Marriage Index Revised Edition (1807-1923) $ 34.00
Clay Co.'s Missing Marriage Permission Slips (505 notes - dates 1855-1893) $ 22.00
1895 Clay Co.
School Census $ 10.00
All mail orders add $ 3.95 to cover shipping and handling for each book purchased. Kentucky residents add 6% sales tax on each order.
The Clay County
Family History Book This volume, beautifully bound in a
rich burgundy leatherette cover with a gold foil-stamped
seal, contains more than 500 family biographies, and will
be cherished by the people with Clay County roots for
years to come. The Family History Book is an 8 1/2 x 11
inches coffee table size edition, hardbound with
smyth-sewn binding, printed on high quality, acid-free
paper for superior photo reproduction and longevity.
It contains 344 pages, with hundreds of photos, maps, and illustrations.
Contains the general history of Clay County and the History of various communities, churches, schools, organizations, business, and families.
Features history compiled by the Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society, folklore, home remedies, and much, much, more!
To order a copy of (SOLD OUT) Clay County Family History, send $ 60.00 plus $ 6.00 postage and handling, (Kentucky residents add $ 3.60 sales tax.) THIS BOOK IS SOLD OUT. WE HOPE TO HAVE SOME RE-PRINTED AT A LATER DATE.
Make check or money order payable to Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society, and mail to:
Clay County Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 394
Manchester, KY 40962-0394
Telephone: (606) 598-5507
(All in one Volume)
Price: $16.00 plus postage $ 1.20, KY resident add .96 cents for KY sales tax.
indexed and annotated.
Price: $14.00 plus postage $ 1.20, KY
residents add .84 cents sales tax.
indexed and annotated. Is cross-indexed to 1850 Clay County Census.
Price: $18.00 plus postage $ 1.20, KY
residents add $ 1.08 sales tax.
Updated Edition NOW AVAILABLE! Only 50
copies have been printed of this indexed, annotated, Updated
Edition. I have added 52 references to Jerry Gregory's book. To
my own books I have added: 25 additions to the 1850 Clay County
Census Index; and 28 additions to the 1860 Clay County Census
Index. I have also made 20 additions to out of state 1850 Cross
Index, and 36 additions to out of state 1860 Cross Index. To
other Kentucky Counties I have made 28 additions to the 1850
Cross Index, and 29 additions to the 1860 Cross Index. There are
117 additions, such as marriage date and wife's name. I have
deleted 15 errors and made 17 changes.
Price of 1870 Second Edition: $22.00, plus $ 1.50 shipping and handling. Kentucky residents, please add $ 1.32 for KY sales tax.
indexed and annotated. This updated
edition includes additional information, more references, and is
cross-indexed to 1850, 1860, and 1870 Clay County Census.
Price: $35.00 plus $ 1.80 postage and handling. Kentucky residents please add $ 2.10 KY sales tax.
Price: $8.00 plus postage $ 1.10, KY residents add .48 cents sales tax.
Author of all census books: James E. Welch Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Make check or money order
payable to: James E. Welch, Sr. and mail to:
James E. Welch, Sr.
54 Creekstone Lane
London, KY 40741-9781
7th Kentucky Veteran Infantry Descriptive Book
Price: $25.00 (Shipping & Handling not included)
Description: Civil War Descriptive List transcribed from the original book located at the National Archives in Washington, D. C., which is currently only available at NARA. The book contains personal descriptions, places of birth, occupations, enlistment information, and in some cases the engagements in which each soldier participated during the Civil War. The book contains information on the soldiers who resided in various Southeastern Kentucky Counties including Clay, Harlan, Knox, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Perry, etc.
The American Civil War Collection
Price: $59.95 per CD (Shipping & Handling not included)
Description: Union Civil War pension and service records on CD. Each CD contains both the pension and associated service records for one individual soldier who served during the Civil War as well as a picture of the soldier (if available). Records spanning multiple CD's add $10.00 per additional CD.
Author of both books: Beth Adams
Contact Beth Adams at email@example.com for more information.
Author: Jack Goins
Price: $17.95 plus shipping and handling
Description: 209pp, 6 x 9 softcover. Early Melungeon families and their neighbors. Goins documents their history from Hancock County back to North Carolina and Virginia. Many family stories are sprinkled throughout. He thoroughly studies the Goinses and Minors, adding additional information in special sections on the Arrington, Bledsoe, England, Fisher, Hurd, Johnsons, Lawson, Riddle, Roller, Vanzant, and Wallen families. A substantial chapter deals with the Sizemores and the real story of "Wild Bill" Sizemore (1833-1867).This volume has document photos, abstractions, family photos, and oral stories you won't find in print anywhere else.
Contact: Jack Goins
270 Holston View Dr
ROGERSVILLE, TN 37857
Description: Compiled by Maggie Bowling and Sylvia
Hardwick. This book has a nice high quality paper back with
(spiral) comb-binding for durability; The marriage information
also includes the place of birth and parents names for both the
bride and groom.
Price: $19.80 plus $ 3.20 postage for priority mailing. Kentucky residents, please add 6 % sales tax.
To order, send check or money order to:
RT. 8, BOX 153
MANCHESTER, KY 40962
or more information call:
Maggie Bowling 606-598-2649 (or)
Sylvia Hardwick: 606-598-6981
Author: Israel HOWARD
Description: Covers Clay County Kentucky Fueds through
early 1800's - 1939, Introducing Big Jim Howard's Nephew and my
For more information contact:
Israel Howard at: (606) 598-6578.
Price: $14.00 (including shipping and handling)
To order, send check or money to:
Israel Howard, 107 House Avenue, Manchester, KY 40962-1311.
Blame it on Salt
The First 150 Years of an Unruly County and Some of its People
Clay County owes its beginning to salt. It was abundant along Goose
Creek and was valuable beyond the imagination of modern generations.
Salt brought to Goose Creek a unique mix of people who created a
different sort of culture from other eastern Kentucky counties not to
mention the rest of the state. When the educated, wealthy salt
families fell out amongst themselves they had ready surrogates to
fight their feuds -- the unruly Scotch Irish settlers who came to the
area after the good land further west and north had been taken in the
late 1790s. The feuds that resulted defined Kentucky's most
troublesome county and made national headlines for decades. When the
Civil War started the county's situation was likewise unique because
of the large number of slaves employed in the salt works by the salt
magnates. An example of the complications that arose over the war was
the fact that famed Union Brig. General T. T. Garrard's father, Col.
Daniel Garrard, was a strong supporter of the Confederacy. The county
suffered greatly because of the war in ways not generally known to
In exploring his genealogy the author came to realize he could not
separate his family history from the history of Clay County. Several
of the family members were here at the start in 1807 and contained
slave owners, feuders and drinkers, but also educators and strivers
for the public good -- a part of the complicated mix that makes Clay
County unique in Kentucky history. The story of how and why these
several families came to Goose Creek, Red Bird and the South Fork
beginning in about 1798 is in large part the story of the county
Description: 312 page, 6 x 9
105 Hobbs Hollow Road
Manchester, Kentucky 40962
606 599 1952
Read about and order the book and other Charles House
BOOKS by JESS WILSON:
WHEN THEY HANGED THE FIDDLER
When They Hanged the Fiddler, by: Jess Wilson, was first published in 1978.
It was reviewed, favorably, in the Kentucky Historical Society Register and in the Filson Club Quarterly.
Dr. Thomas Clark, Kentucky's most eminent historian, in the concluding paragraph of his introduction to the Fiddler, had this to say: "This book helps to root the human present into the soils of the human past. It lays bare the personal histories of families and their, all but interminable, interrelationships. For those still living on the land it gives a sense of pride and security of community, for those who have moved away, it helps to maintain links of kinship and association with the region and its past. ......."
The book has been out of print for some years. However, due to the many requests, the Author has prepared 150 hard bound facsimile copies, the fifth printing. When ordering, please include instructions for autographing.
The price is $ 25.00, add $ 3.20 for Priority Mailing. Kentucky residents add $ l.50 Sales tax.
THE SUGAR POND AND THE FRITTER TREE
The Sugar Pond and the Fritter Tree, was first published by Kentucky Imprints, Berea, Kentucky in 1981. These were sold out. However, due to the many requests, I have completed a Revised Second Printing. This new updated copy includes several stories that were not in the original book.
Remarks about the book in Jess' own words:
"When I was a lad, if someone moved away to seek their fortune in another place where the living was easier, it was often said of them that they had gone to seek the sugar pond and fritter tree. The title story in this book is about such a family. The other stories are retold stories from my childhood."
D. Warren Lambert, Ph.D., a professor at Berea College, sums the book up pretty well in a couple of paragraphs in his introduction, to quote:
It is unnecessary to argue whether the following pages of Jess Wilson's collected boyhood memories, old family yarns, and traditional Kentucky mountain humor and wisdom fall under the category of history, folk literature, or plain entertainment. They are a fortunate combination of all three, set in the background of that peculiar marriage of Elizabethan England to a fast growing America which was Appalachia in the first half of the twentieth century.
Much of this book of course, is just pure Jess Wilson, revealing that pleasurable combination of native wit with old-fashioned and eminently wholesome horse sense philosophy which has already endeared him to the readers of his other book When They Hanged The Fiddler.
To order your copy of The Sugar Pond and Fritter Tree, send $ 25.00, plus $ 3.20 for Priority Mailing. Kentucky residents add $ 1.50 tax.
Leftovers From It Happened Here, A 64 page paper-back book now in its eighth printing. This is an accumulation of articles written by Jess and published in the Rual Kentuckian Magazine, prior to 1983. A memorable collection that was not included in either of his other books.
Price $ 5.00, Plus $ 1.60 Postage when ordered seperately. (Save the $ 1.60 Postage when this item is included with your order for either of the other books listed above.)
All profit from sales of these books goes to The Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society.
Make check payable to Clay County Genealogical & Historical Society, and mail to:
Possum Trot Road
Manchester, KY 40962
Jess Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
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