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History of Weddle’s Mill And Other Old Mills Located Near Doylesville on Muddy Creek In Madison County, Kentucky By Harry G. Enoch
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George Weddle operated a gristmill on Muddy Creek from the early to mid-1800s. The mill stood about two miles from the Kentucky River, near the road from Richmond to Jackson’s Ferry. The... More > establishment played a prominent role in the local community for nearly a century. The gristmill produced flour and cornmeal for nearby farmers, as well as for a distillery, and a stagecoach stop brought travelers by the tavern to sample the house whiskey. The mill was a county landmark until it was destroyed by a fire in 1971. Several concerns operated at the site at various times, including Douglas’ Mill, Weddle’s Mill, Walden’s Distillery, Ogg’s Mill and Griggs’ Mill. Cassius Marcellus Clay, that most colorful member of Kentucky’s most illustrious family, owned the mill for sixteen years. 54 pp.< Less
Thirty Years' View : Or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850, Volume I (Illustrated) By Thomas Hart Benton
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“Thomas Hart Benton, known as a senator for thirty years in Congress, and as the author of several works, was born in Orange County, near Hillsborough, North Carolina, March 14th, 1782; and was... More > the son of Col. Jesse Benton, an able lawyer of that State, and of Ann Gooch, of Hanover county, Virginia, of the family of the Gooches of colonial residence in that State. By this descent, on the mother's side, he took his name from the head of the Hart family (Col. Thomas Hart, of Lexington, Kentucky), his mother's maternal uncle; and so became related to the numerous Hart family. He was cousin to Mrs. Clay, born Lucretia Hart, the wife of Henry Clay; and, by an easy mistake, was often quoted during his public life as the relative of Mr. Clay himself. He lost his father before he was eight years of age, and fell under the care of a mother still young, and charged with a numerous family, all of tender age—and devoting herself to them.”< Less
Thirty Years' View : Or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850, Volume II (Illustrated) By Thomas Hart Benton
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“Thomas Hart Benton, known as a senator for thirty years in Congress, and as the author of several works, was born in Orange County, near Hillsborough, North Carolina, March 14th, 1782; and was... More > the son of Col. Jesse Benton, an able lawyer of that State, and of Ann Gooch, of Hanover county, Virginia, of the family of the Gooches of colonial residence in that State. By this descent, on the mother's side, he took his name from the head of the Hart family (Col. Thomas Hart, of Lexington, Kentucky), his mother's maternal uncle; and so became related to the numerous Hart family. He was cousin to Mrs. Clay, born Lucretia Hart, the wife of Henry Clay; and, by an easy mistake, was often quoted during his public life as the relative of Mr. Clay himself. He lost his father before he was eight years of age, and fell under the care of a mother still young, and charged with a numerous family, all of tender age—and devoting herself to them.”< Less
Blame It On Salt By Charles House
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In the early 1800s when wealthy salt entrepreneurs mixed with Scotch-Irish settlers it created a volatile mix that led to Kentucky's most unique culture and county.
When They Hanged the Fiddler By Jess Wilson
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A rich and lively collection of southeast Kentucky history, genealogy and yarns. A reissue of the acclaimed book first published in 1978 by the legendary Appalachian writer Jess Wilson.
From Huckleberry to Possum Trot By Jess Wilson
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A Jess Wilson reader, this book collects the majority of the popular Kentucky writer’s oeuvre. It is a must read for those interested in the pioneer families and their offspring of Clay and... More > surrounding counties in Southeast Kentucky. The stories reflect the good humor for which Mr. Wilson has been known for over a half century.< Less