Early days in Ohio County, KY, are recalled in this meaty new 66-page booklet which combines historical fact with colorful tales. We've titled it: Ohio County, Kentucky, USA. The 11" x 8.5" spiral-bound booklet, reprinted on 60# opaque paper, is compiled from: Ohio County, Kentucky, in the Olden Days by Harrison Taylor, first published in 1926, and Kentucky, a Guide to the Bluegrass State, a WPA book, first printed in 1939. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. Among the many subjects included are: Evidences of Prehistoric People and Early Pioneers; Old Vienna and Calhoun, Barnett's Station, and Hartford; Indian Depredations; How Stephen Statler Came to Hartford; First Courts and Courthouse; the War of 1812; Life in the Olden Days; Joseph Barnett and Ignatius Pigman and their Land Troubles; Early Land Titles; Forests and Farms; The First Hanging; Some Early Merchants; Pioneer Families -- Bennett, Stevens, Render, Rowe, Williams, and many others; Religion of the Pioneers; Old-Time Schools; Early doctors -- Charles McCreery, Benjamin Smith, Samuel Peyton, John Pendleton; Early Lawyers -- Henry Davidge, Samuel Work, John Daveiss, Samuel Tevis, Moses Cummins, Philip Thompson, John Calhoun, Dillis Dyer, Henry Pirtle, and John H. McHenry; Slaves and Slavery; Harrison Taylor's autobiographical notes and family history; Ohio county as recorded by Lewis Collins in 1847 and 1877; Members of the Legislature from Ohio County; a list of Ohio County Biographies published in 1885; and other interesting tidbits of local history.
Ohio County, KY
Sources: Ohio County, Kentucky, in the Olden Days
Authors: Harrison Taylor
Original Publication Year: 1926
Original Publisher: The Ledger and Times
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