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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
The Kentucky Pioneers By John Mason Brown
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Brief account of the settlement and pioneers of Kentucky. Illustrated, and indexed.
"the Catholic settlement" By Cynthia Elder
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A History of St. Jerome Cahtolic Church in Fancy Farm Kentucky, 1836-2011. Includes Kentucky, the Kentucky Pioneers, Fancy Farm, Religious Presence at St. Jerome Catholic Church, St. Jerome Parish,... More > St. Jerome Catholic School, Fancy Farm High School, Fancy Farm Elementary School, Fancy Farm Picnic, Families< Less
An Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of Breckinridge County on the site of Hardin's Old Fort, near Hardinsburg, Kentucky By William C. P. Breckinridge
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Part biography of John Breckinridge, part discussion of the issues surrounding the early republic, this booklet, is the transcript of a speech delivered by William C. P. Breckinridge on November 2,... More > 1882. Fully indexed.< Less
Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky (Illustrated) By John S. C. Abbott
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This is a detailed biography of the life and adventures of Daniel Boone. His accomplishments are brushed over in history classes these days and not given the recognition they deserve. This biography... More > clearly paints a picture of the benevolent person of Daniel Boone as well as the achievements he made in furthering European settlement in America.< Less
"the Catholic settlement" A History of St. Jerome Church 1836-2011 By Cynthia Elder
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A history of St. Jerome Catholic Church, 1836-2011, Fancy Farm, KY
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
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
Pioneers of the Old Southwest: A Chronicle of the Dark and Bloody Ground By Constance Lindsay Skinner
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A summary of the events in the settlement of Tennessee and Kentucky. Scholarly, referenced.