People in History Around Wayne County


Ed Bell & Brian GregoryWilliam "Ed" Bell (about age 13) and Bryan Gregory (about age 15)  have just finished mowing a field on their farm near Rocky Branch, KY. The contributor, Janet Bell, daughter-in-law of William Bell, calls this picture "Too Close for Comfort". The date of the picture would be about 1924.

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Anderson Family

AndersonsJacob Anderson  (lower left corner) was born in Wayne Co. Ky in 1836, and spent most of his life there. He moved to Oklahoma with most of his children  about 1907. Jacob served in the Civil War in Company D, 30th Kentucky Infantry.  Three of his children are pictured here.  Vie Anderson (top left) Walter Anderson (top right) and James Anderson (lower right). Contributed by Stella Anderson.

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Brown Family
George & Martha BrownGeorge Washington BROWN was born April 3, 1874 in Wayne Co., KY  to Jane (BERTRAM) and Elijah BROWN. His maternal grandparents were Pharaba (ADKINS) and Rev. Jonathan BERTRAM of Wayne Co., KY.

 Martha was born July 16, 1870 KY to Lavina (RIGNEY) and William Henry H.
STINSON, who had married in Wayne Co., KY on Sept. 5, 1861.  .

 Martha Ellot STINSON married George Washington BROWN in Clinton Co., KY in
Submitted by Anna Bertram

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Jesse Patton
Jesse PattonJesse Patton b:5-15-1851 in Bledsoe City Tn d:2-17-1947 in Monticello. Lived most of his life in Mt Pisgah KY Wayne County. First wife was Melvina Jane Crabtree m:abt 1881.They had 8 children. Melvina died 7-19-1896. Melvina is buried in Parmley Cemetery in Mt Pisgah. KY.
Jesse remarried to Nancy Ida Burton.  They had 2 sons: Proctor and Samuel Patton. Jesse,  Nancy and Samuel are buried in Elk Springs Cemetery in Mt Pisgah Ky. (Significance of knife in picture is not known.)
Picture donated by Milly Piros, great-grandaughter of Jesse Patton.

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John R. Dick
JOHN R DICK (April 1, 1813-July 17, 1876) was constable in Wayne Countv, Kentucky and served as County Court Clerk for 30 years. Miss Elizabeth Simpson wrote a piece in the Wayne County Outlook in November 1977, telling about John R's dedication to his work. Mr. Emanuel Sandusky was selling an enormous amount of items after the Emancipation Proclamation in1864. John R, labored all day to record the sale which filled 6 pages and John R was paid $1.25 for the day's work.

His parents were John Dick, Jr and Elizabeth Chrisman. His wife, Sarah Rogers, was the daughter of Revolutionary War soldier George Rogers and Elizabeth Randall. Children of John R. and Sarah were: Elizabeth, Eliza, James, Jinette, Rhoda, George, Margaret, Susan John S., Tom C., and Granvllle.

Picture donated by Nora Hickam, great-great-grandaughter of John R. Dick.

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