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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
Pioneer Voices By Harry G. Enoch
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This work focuses on the first-hand accounts of men and women who came to Clark County, Kentucky during the early settlement period, 1775-1800. The accounts are drawn from the interviews conducted... More > by Rev. John D. Shane with aging pioneers in the 1840s and 50s. To make their stories accessible to modern readers, thirty-two interviews and one memoir were transcribed from microfilm and explanatory material was added. They describe their adventures coming out to this new country, America’s first western frontier, and many recounted their clashes with Indians, often in graphic detail. Shane recorded their stories in plain language that includes a wealth of valuable information about everyday life in the wilderness that was then Kentucky.< Less
John Howard 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 lived on Lower Howard’s Creek. John had been a blacksmith in Goochland County, Virginia, and he married Rachel Pace there. He owned... More > a 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
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
Deposition Book, 1795-1814 By Harry G. Enoch, Diane Rogers
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The Deposition Book at the Clark County Courthouse contains the testimony of pioneers recorded in land actions between 1795 and 1814. The present work provides annotated transcriptions of the... More > book’s 222 depositions, plus explanatory material that includes a description and location of 112 tracts of land, 235 biographical sketches of the individuals involved and 45 place name descriptions. A brief explanation of Kentucky’s land grant system is also included, as well as a full name index. The depositions contain a wealth of historical material along with a treasure-trove of genealogically important data. Particularly noteworthy are six depositions by Daniel Boone. We can examine Boone’s own account of the naming of Lulbegrud Creek and the rescue of the Boone-Calloway girls after their capture by a band of Shawnees. The deponents include well-known figures in early Kentucky—Boone, George Rogers Clark, Michael Stoner, John “Wildcat” McKinney—and Clark County’s earliest settlers.< Less
Rise and Fall of Orson Martin, Blacksmith By Harry Enoch
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Orson Martin was born in Goochland County, Virginia, the son of John and Rachel Martin. Orson learned the blacksmith trade from his father. After the Revolutionary War, the family moved to Kentucky... More > and settled near Boonesborough in an area that became one of the earliest industrial centers west of the Allegheny Mountains. Orson’s brothers William and Valentine became prominent figures in the neighborhood. It was Orson, however, who had the vision to recognize the commercial potential of the Lower Howard’s Creek valley, along with the initiative and skills to take advantage of the opportunity. During the early 1800s, he was one of the leading entrepreneurs of the valley, where he had his own sawmill, gristmill and blacksmith shop. Unfortunately, after such early promise, Orson’s career crashed under the weight of family problems and business reversals brought on by the influence of alcohol. This biography describes the successes and failures of Orson Martin, blacksmith.< Less
Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly 1986 Edition By Boulder Genealogical Society
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Vol 18, No 1, Feb 1986; Early Settlers-Ambrook; Finnern Family Lines; Boulder School Dist No. 3, Census List-1910; The Souvenir (A Philadelphia Newspaper) Marriages and Deaths in 1827; Records from... More > Two Colrain, Franklin County, MA Cemeteries; 1833 Letter by Mary Clark; Will/Appraisal of Andrew Nickell, 1835; Vol 18, No 2, May 1986; Early Settlers–White; Electric Lights Longmont, 1888-1905; Early Days in SD; Amy Family Bible; Herrington Family Bible; Stroud Family Bible; John Henry Saunders Bible; Clarence Knapp Smith Bible; Vol 18, No 3, Aug 1986; Richard Kerr Bible; Boulder Estate Files, 1862-1870; Boulder Post Office, 1860-1986; Tree Climbing- Cooley, Davis, Manchester, Hobart, Ridenour, SchmelzerBuyers Property Sale of Smith Marquess, Dec’d; Along the Republican; Archives of the American Lutheran Church Vol 18, No 4, Nov 1986; Location Guide–Boulder-1910 Census; Nathaniel Lyon Post No 5 GAR; Marin Coffman Bible; Will Wm Kennedy, York Cty, SC, 1799; Will Wm Kennedy, Union Dist, SC, 1819; Colorado Roots< Less