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Autobiographical Sketches of Barzilla R. Shaw, Coshocton, Ohio By Harry G. Enoch
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Barzilla R. Shaw (1836-1935) was born in a log cabin near Coshocton, Ohio, and died in that city at the age of 99. He lived to see his little town grow from 250 inhabitants to a city of 12,000. ... More > Barzilla was a farmer, merchant, Civil War veteran, local civic leader, and devoted family man. When he died he was the oldest resident of the city and the oldest Civil War veteran in Ohio. Although he quit school to make his own way at age 14, Barzilla left a wealth of written material. He submitted numerous editorial letters and poems to the local newspaper, kept daily journals at various periods, filled notebooks with biographical sketches, poems, lists of local Civil War veterans, family trees and much more. A collection of these writings was assembled for this book, including a “Biographical Sketch of My Life,” a list of Coshocton businesses in the year 1854, a Shaw family tree, an annotated transcription of his Civil War diary, family photographs, and much more. Indexed.< Less
Papers of John C. Enoch, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky By Harry G. Enoch
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John C. Enoch was born in 1859 in Champaign County, Ohio, near the town of West Liberty. When he was eleven years old, John’s parents, William D. and Ann Eliza Enoch, moved the family to... More > Coshocton, Ohio. In 1879 John married Emma Shaw of Coshoction. In about 1888, they moved to Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, where John opened a general merchandise store—Enoch’s Bargain House. Shortly thereafter he started a factory manufacturing fiber lunch boxes—the Novelty Lunch Box Co. This successful business expanded into the manufacture of cotton jersey work gloves. The glove business flourished until it was sold in 1956. John died unexpectedly in 1910 of blood poisoning following an operation. This work tells the story of John and his family in letters and other documents and includes detailed genealogical charts of his ancestors and descendants.< Less
John Martin of Lower Howard's Creek, Clark County, Kentucky By Harry G. Enoch
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John Martin was a pioneer of Clark County, Kentucky, where he lived on Lower Howard’s Creek. John had been a blacksmith in Goochland County, Virginia, where he married Rachel Pace. He owned a... More > small farm there before moving to Ballenger Creek in what is now Fluvanna County. John and Rachel were the parents of thirteen children. In the late 1780s, the parents and children moved to Kentucky. John settled on a hillside farm in an area then known as the Bush Settlement. John now has descendants too numerous to count, some still in Clark County, the others spread all over. Our John Martin has been confused with a number of other men of the same name, and their deeds have been conflated to create a mythical man. One goal of this work is to provide a fully documented history of the life of John Martin of Lower Howard’s Creek. Illustrated, indexed.< Less
Captain Billy Bush and the Bush Settlement, Clark County, Kentucky, A Family History By Harry G. Enoch
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No one played a more important role in the settlement of Clark County than Capt. William “Billy” Bush. Born in Orange County, Virginia, Billy came out with Daniel Boone in 1775, resided... More > for a time at Fort Boonesborough, then spent the rest of his life living a few miles from the fort. He thus became one of the first permanent settlers in Kentucky. He thus became one of the first permanent settlers in Kentucky. He fought in the "Indian Wars" from the Battle of Point Pleasant (1774) to General Harmar's defeat (1790). Billy was also a key figure in establishing Providence Baptist Church, the first church in Clark County. Their place of worship—the Old Stone Church—is now the oldest church on Kentucky soil. Billy Bush laid claim to thousands of acres of land between Winchester and the Kentucky River, and Daniel Boone ran the surveys for him. This land became the foundation of the Bush Settlement. 392 pages, indexed< Less
Captain Billy Bush and the Bush Settlement, Clark County, Kentucky, A Family History By Harry G. Enoch
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No one played a more important role in the settlement of Clark County than Capt. William “Billy” Bush. Born in Orange County, Virginia, Billy came out with Daniel Boone in 1775, resided... More > for a time at Fort Boonesborough, then spent the rest of his life living a few miles from the fort. He thus became one of the first permanent settlers in Kentucky. He thus became one of the first permanent settlers in Kentucky. He fought in the "Indian Wars" from the Battle of Point Pleasant (1774) to General Harmar's defeat (1790). Billy was also a key figure in establishing Providence Baptist Church, the first church in Clark County. Their place of worship—the Old Stone Church—is now the oldest church on Kentucky soil. Billy Bush laid claim to thousands of acres of land between Winchester and the Kentucky River, and Daniel Boone ran the surveys for him. This land became the foundation of the Bush Settlement. 392 pages, indexed< Less
A Year In Vietnam With The 101st Airborne, 1969-1970 By Harry G. Enoch
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The author was one of many reluctant soldiers who served in the Vietnam War. Drafted out of graduate school and trained in the infantry, he spent a year with the 101st Airborne. This work is a... More > journal of the experience, a day to day description of what it was like in a “grunt unit” fighting in the Central Highlands, dealing with the heat, the bugs, the rain, the endless patrolling in the villages and mountains, the ever present boredom and occasional violence. It’s not all exciting action but it’s always real.< Less
Salt Spring Trace and Other Pioneer Era Roads on Lower Howard’s Creek, Clark County, Kentucky By Harry G. Enoch
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One of the earliest roads in Kentucky led from Fort Boonesborough to a prime hunting location known as the Lower Blue Licks, or the Lower Salt Spring. Salt licks attracted buffalo in large numbers... More > and were favored spots for hunters. Licks also provided a valuable source of salt that was critical for preserving meat. In 1775, Kentucky’s settlement year, the hunters at Boonesborough discovered the Lower Blue Licks by following a series of connected buffalo traces. The path crossed the river near Boonesborough and went up Lower Howard’s Creek in present-day Clark County. There it traverses the Lower Howard’s Creek Nature & Heritage Preserve. This report describes the history and geography of the Salt Spring Trace, as well as other early roads in the Preserve.< Less
John Enoch's Mill, West Liberty, Ohio By Harry G. Enoch
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John Enoch (1774-1831) is credited as the founder of West Liberty in Logan County, Ohio. He was born in Redstone Old Fort, Pennsylvania, in 1774 and came to Ohio with his parents, David and Nancy... More > Enoch, in about 1802. John moved to Champaign County and settled on the Mad River. The area later became Logan County. It was here that John built his mill and started the town. This work is a brief history of the gristmill John Enoch built in West Liberty. The information was gleaned from various published articles and books, as well as unpublished Enoch family papers.< Less
Family History of George and William Redmon of Pennsylvania and Kentucky By Harry G. Enoch
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This history of George and William Redmon presents evidence for the Virginia origin of the Redmon family of Kentucky and for the military service of George and William during the Revolutionary War. ... More > It also establishes a connection between the Redmons from the counties of Bourbon, Clark, Harrison, and Montgomery by providing proof that the progenitors of these families, George and William Redmon, were brothers who settled on Flat Run in Bourbon County in about 1786. Finally, it lays out the family record of the descendants of George and William Redmon compiled from a variety of documents. The most valuable sources for this purpose have been census data, cemetery records, county marriage records, Kentucky vital statistics (birth and death indexes) and newspaper obituaries.< Less
John Howard of Howard's Creek: Biography of a Kentucky Pioneer By Harry G. Enoch
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During his visit to the western country from Virginia in 1775, John Howard staked out land claims on two tributaries of the Kentucky River—one a few miles upstream from Fort Boonesborough, the... More > other just downstream from the fort. These tributaries came to be known as Upper Howard’s Creek and Lower Howard’s Creek. John Howard, the pioneer who gave his name to these Clark County creeks, later settled near Lexington in Fayette County and died there at the age of 103. His home place, the plantation known as “Howard’s Grove,” was located on the now-legendary Gainesway Farm. 74 pp., illus., indexed< Less