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Eades, AlbertAlbert Eades died at his home in Madison county last Friday. The remains were buried in the Thomas graveyard near Hunt, this county.The Winchester Democrat Friday, March 20, 1908Eades, AlbertThe Winchester Sun Mon., 6-30-1941Eades, Arthur CurtisThe Winchester Sun Mon., 6-10-1957Eades, Asa T.Asa T. Eades died suddenly in Lexington last Wednesday, aged 70 years. He was a native of Paris, Ky., but had lived in Lexington about thirty-five years. He was probably the oldest plasterer in the state who had worked continuously at his trade. His last wife was Mrs. Lucretia Richards, whose maiden name was Jackson. They had no children, but she was a good mother to the children of his first wife. We join with our kindred and friends in sorrow for his death.The Gateway Sentinel   Wednesday, August 7, 1901Eades, Ben H.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-27-1933Eades, CharlesThe Winchester Sun Fri., 7-12-1957Eades, Charles J.The Winchester Sun Tues., 9-29, 9-30, 10-1-1959Eades, ClaudeThe Winchester Sun Sat., 5-31-1919Eades, daughterBurned to deathThe little five year old daughter of Thomas Eades was Friday in a room from which the older people were absent and by some means her clothing caught fire from an open grate and she was so severely burned that she died the following morning. The sympathy of our people goes out to the stricken parents.

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, January 21, 1908

 

Mrs. Steve Eads was called to the home of her son, Tom Eads, last week at Winchester on account of his little girl being fatally burned Friday night. Our neighborhood extends sympathy to the bereaved parents. The funeral was held Sunday.

The Winchester Democrat Friday, January 24, 1908

Eades, DoraThe Winchester Sun Tues., 3-23-1926Eades, Forest AllanDied, on Oct. 2nd, Forest Allan, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Eades, of flux, aged 14 months. The remains were interred in the Log Lick cemetery the following day; funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.H. Matherly. The heart broken mother and father have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.The Winchester Democrat Friday, October 14, 1910Eades, Gordon B.The Winchester Sun Fri., 3-14, 3-15-1980Eades, GrantThe Winchester Sun Sat., 1-7-1961Eades, HarveyEld. Harvey Eades, the pioneer Shaker and head of the church at South Union died Saturday. He was a great student and had written a number of works in exposition of Shaker theology.The Democrat, February 17, 1892.Eades, Hugh (Steve)The Winchester Sun Mon., 9-22, 9-23-2003Eades, infantCOUNTY NOTESLOG LICK

Died, October 4th, infant child of Willie Eades.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 12, 1894.

Eades, infant daughterThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-8-1916Eades, infant sonThe Winchester Sun Sat., 2-28-1920Eades, J. F. (Jack)The Winchester Sun Fri., 7-20, 7-21-1956Eades, J. J.The Winchester Sun Thur., 9-13-1917Eades, JacksonThe Winchester Sun Thur., 8-3-1922Eades, Jake DooleyThe Winchester Sun Thur., 10-3-1957Eades, James W. Sr. (Sonny)The Winchester Sun Mon., 2-28-2000Eades, Jason W.The Winchester Sun Wed., 7-15-1936Eades, Jeffrey JoeThe Winchester Sun Thur., 4-25-1991Eades, Jesse H.The Winchester Sun Fri., 2-18-1983Eades, John AllenThe Winchester Sun Sat., 3-8-1975Eades, Johnny MauriceThe Winchester Sun Wed., 4-12, 4-13-1995Eades, Kenneth W. Jr. (Kennie)The Winchester Sun Mon., 11-21-2011Eades, Leonard (Jack)The Winchester Sun Wed., 2-26, 2-27-1964Eades, Leonard J.The Winchester Sun Sat., 4-14-1973Eades, LewisTHE Richmond Climax give the particulars of the last legal hanging in that county which occurred in 1863. Lewis Eades, who lived near the Clark line, retired for the night some time in February. In the room were his grandson, Luke Baxter, now a resident of this county, and a negro slave, Claib, was sleeping on the floor. During the night the room was entered by masked men.   Mr. Eades was killed and Mr. Baxter was hot in the head but escaped. Suspicion pointed to the negro, Claib, and several others belonging to Dan Dunbar, a neighbor. Preparations were made to lynch them but other counsels prevailed and they were taken to jail. Before the time of trial one of the negros was missing and it was said he was sent to the army. Claib was duly tried, found guilty and hung. During the third of a century that has elapsed since that time there has been no legal hanging in the county though doubtless dozens of them have been needed.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 16, 1894.Eades, LewisThe Winchester Sun Wed., 9-11, 9-12-1974Eades, Lisa DarleneThe Winchester Sun Thur., 4-1, 4-2-1965Eades, MaudeThe Winchester Sun Fri., 9-26-1919Eades, Mrs. Anita M.The Winchester Sun Sat., 11-20-2004Eades, Mrs. AnnaThe Winchester Sun Mon., 6-9, 6-14-1919Eades, Mrs. Anna ChristineJordanThe Winchester Sun Mon., 6-24-2002Eades, Mrs. AnneThe Winchester Sun Mon., 1-26-1931Eades, Mrs. Bertha Y.The Winchester Sun Mon., 8-1, 8-2-2011Eades, Mrs. Betty HutsonThe Winchester Sun Sat., 7-13, 7-15-1968Eades, Mrs. EllenThe Winchester Sun Sat., 4-18-1914Eades, Mrs. EthelThe Winchester Sun Fri., 8-10-1973Eades, Mrs. Ethel LowryThe Winchester Sun Thur., 7-24-1975Eades, Mrs. Fannie P.The Winchester Sun Mon., 6-9-1952Eades, Mrs. Happy LonaThe Winchester Sun Fri., 12-4, 12-5-1998Eades, Mrs. Jenny May CottmanThe Winchester Sun Fri., 11-18-1921Eades, Mrs. Jimmie EdgingtonThe Winchester Sun Tues., 9-1, 9-2-1964Eades, Mrs. JoyceThe Winchester Sun Mon., 8-21-1995Eades, Mrs. Lillie Mae AndersonThe Winchester Sun Mon., 8-7, 8-8-1967Eades, Mrs. LouiseDeath of Mrs. EadesMrs. Samuel Eads died Wednesday at her home on Indian Creek and was buried yesterday in the family graveyard.

The Winchester Democrat Friday, January 15, 1909

 

Mrs. Louise Eades, wife of Samuel Eades, died on the 14th inst., at her home on Indian Creek, after an illness of ten days, aged 50 years. She was a good Christian woman and loved by all who knew her. Besides her husband she leaves five sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Jas. Woosley, of Bloomingdale, Mrs. Charlie Wilcox, of near Winchester, Mrs. John Hall, of Pine Grove, Mrs. Louis Woosley, of Pine Grove, Mrs. George Woosley, of Bloomingdale, Mr. J.M. Hampton, of this place, Mr. J.H. Hampton, of Red House, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She was buried the following day in the Lane graveyard near here. The sympathy of the community goes out to the family in their sad hour of bereavement.

The Winchester Democrat Friday, January 22, 1909

 

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Osborne attended the burial of Mrs. Samuel Eads.

The Winchester Democrat Friday, January 29, 1909

 

Mrs. Samuel Eades died at her home on Indian creek, burial in the family graveyard.  She leaves a husband and one sister, Mrs. George Woosley, and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

The Winchester Democrat Friday, January 29, 1909

Eades, Mrs. LucretiaDeathsMrs. Lucretia Eades, who was accidentally burned several days ago at Lexington, died yesterday. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. E. J. Allen, at Lexington. She was a noble christian woman.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., March 16, 1905

Eades, Mrs. Lucy ThompsonThe Winchester Sun Tues., 6-19, 6-20-2001Eades, Mrs. LydiaThe Winchester Sun Mon., 8-3-1925Eades, Mrs. Margaret MaeThe Winchester Sun Sat., 6-18-1994Eades, Mrs. Martha CombsThe Winchester Sun Mon., 2-13, 2-14-1978Eades, Mrs. Mary EllenThe Winchester Sun Tue., 7-6, 7-10-1915Eades, Mrs. Mary HallThe Winchester Sun Fri., 2-14-1958Eades, Mrs. Mary RuthThe Winchester Sun Thur., 4-27, 4-28-1989Eades, Mrs. Minerva EubankThe Winchester Sun Mon., 4-18, 4-19, 4-20-1955Eades, Mrs. Minnie E.The Winchester Sun Mon., 5-12-1986Eades, Mrs. MollieThe Winchester Sun Wed., 2-14-1945Eades, Mrs. Reatha BrandenburgThe Winchester Sun Mon., 8-9, 8-10-1971Eades, Mrs. Rena BellThe Winchester Sun Wed., 5-9, 5-10-2001Eades, Mrs. RobertMadison; Died—Mrs. Robert Eades, near Foxtown, aged 24 years.The Democrat, Wednesday, May 16, 1890Eades, Mrs. RobertThe Winchester Sun Fri., 7-25-1924Eades, Mrs. Ruth HaggardThe Winchester Sun Mon., 4-5-1982Eades, OmarThe Winchester Sun Sat., 1-16-1932Eades, Paul FrancisThe Winchester Sun Thur., 2-14-1991Eades, PaulineThe Winchester Sun Mon., 7-30-1923Eades, Prewitt J.The Winchester Sun Mon., 7-20-1981Eades, RichardDIED-At his home near Log Lick, February 6th, of consumption, Richard Eades. Interment at Log Lick. He was on of the most valuable citizens of that section and leaves a large family.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, February 12, 1895.Eades, RobertFordDied, Feb. 18th, of consumption, at the home of his parents, Robert Eades, aged twenty-five years. The funeral was preached at the Christian church by Rev. Stafford, and the remains were interred in the burying grounds at Harrison Johnson’s.

The Winchester Democrat Tue., Feb. 25, 1902

Eades, RobertThe Winchester Sun Fri., 10-1-1971Eades, Robert B.The Winchester Sun Wed., 9-8-1993Eades, Robert CurtisThe Winchester Sun Mon., 9-16-1985Eades, Robert E. (Bob)The Winchester Sun Wed., 9-27-1967Eades, RodgerThe Winchester Sun Sat., 2-24-1951Eades, Rodney H.The Winchester Sun Tues., 4-30, 5-1-1968Eades, RogerThe Winchester Sun Sat., 2-25-1950Eades, Roger WilliamThe Winchester Sun Mon., 4-27-1959Eades, Selby L. Sr. (Bud)The Winchester Sun Sat., 3-6, 3-8-1999Eades, sonRight Angle; A short time ago a little son of the late Richard Eads, stuck a nail in his foot, and on the 30th ult., he died from the effects of the wound. Burial at Log Lick church.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 14, 1895

 

Log Lick; The report of the death of Mrs. Dick Eades little son was erroneous.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 24, 1895

Eades, Stanley Neal Sr.The Winchester Sun Mon., 7-23-1990Eades, StephenThe Winchester Sun Fri., 3-31-1922Eades, SteveThe Winchester Sun Wed., 10-13-1954Eades, Virginia E.The Winchester Sun, Sat., 2-26-1921Eades, Walter F. (Buck)The Winchester Sun Wed., 5-8, 5-9-1963Eades, WillWill Eades, aged 22 years, of Lexington was fatally injured Christmas day by the explosion of a piece of gas pipe which he was using as a toy cannon.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, December 27, 1895

 

Will Eades, the young man who was so badly hurt at Lexington by the explosion of a toy cannon Christmas night is dead.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 31, 1895

Eades, William A.The Winchester Sun Tues., 1-3-1961Eades, William AllenThe Winchester Sun Fri., 2-19-1915Eades, William ErnestThe Winchester Sun Thur., 11-9-1961Eades, WinfredThe Winchester Sun Mon., 6-14-1982Eadles, WoodieThe Winchester Sun Mon., 6-1-1925Eads, EarleneThe Winchester Sun Tues., 12-3, 12-4-1968Eads, J. LouisThe Winchester Sun Thur., 2-22-1945Eads, JamesThe Winchester Sun Thur., 9-23-1926Eads, Jesse C.The Winchester Sun Tues., 5-30-1989Eads, Laura GambleThe Winchester Sun Sat., 7-15-1978Eads, LutherThe Winchester Sun Thur., 7-17, 7-18-1941Eads, Mrs. BeulahMrs. Beulah Eads, wife of Preston Eads, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saturday morning. She leaves a young husband and a seven-week old baby, besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Coffey, and two sisters, Miss Willie and Mrs. Mattie Simpson, of Madison county. The funeral took place at the Baptist church her Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, October, 3, 1907Eads, Mrs. Estelle PerkinsThe Winchester Sun Fri., 6-2, 6-3-1989Eads, Mrs. Florence RussellThe Winchester Sun Wed., 3-26-1986Eads, Mrs. Polly JaneThe Winchester Sun Fri., 10-11-1929Eads, Mrs. RobbieThe Winchester Sun Thur., 2-17-1955Eads, Simon E.The Winchester Sun Wed., 2-7-1940Eads, Susan LeeThe Winchester Sun Sat., 11-12-1955Eads, ThomasNancy J. Eads vs. Wilson Eads & co.….the plaintiff Nancy J. Eads and the infant defendants Robert Eads and Jane Eads are jointly entitled to a homestead….commissioner to allot said homestead too said Nancy J. Eads as the widow of Thomas Eads decd. and Robert Eads and Jane Eads as the only infant children of said Thomas Eads decd…..cause is ordered to be filed away.

Order Book 17; P. 558 – 559; May Court 1881

Eads, Thos.Plasterer’s Sudden DeathLexington, Ky., Aug. 1

As Thos. Eads, aged 70 years, a plasterer mounted the scaffold on a new house Wednesday he threw up his arms and cried, “I am done for.” When other workmen reached his side he was dead. Heart disease.

The Winchester Democrat Tue., Aug., 6, 1901

Eagan, BenThe Winchester Sun Fri., 11-14-1913Eager, Mrs. Linda FlanneryThe Winchester Sun Thur., 3-23-1950Eagle, HenryGlasgow – Henry Eagle, of Tennessee, died suddenly at the home of Miss Sarah Eubank, while seated in an arm chair in conversation with Miss Eubank. Mr. Eagle was visiting the Eubanks. He was in his usual health, and he and his wife were getting ready to return to their home when he was stricken with a pain in the heart and died without speaking.The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, September 6, 1910Eakin, FrederickThe Winchester Sun Wed., 11-19-1913Eakins, IsaiahA Damage Suit.Verdict for $11,000 Gives the Administrators of Isaiah Eakins Against the L. and N. Railroad.

Henderson, Ky., Feb. 2.—A verdict in one of the hardest fought railroad damage suits on record was arrived at in the circuit court here Wednesday, when the administrator of Isaiah Eakins was given a judgement for damages against the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. for $11,000.

In January, 1895, Isaiah Eakins in attempting to alight from an L. & N. passenger train at Robards, was run over and killed. Suit was instituted in May, 1895, asking for $20,000 damages. Judgement for $15,000 was awarded the plaintiff. On defendant’s motion a new trial was had at the following September term, which resulted in a verdict for $11,000 for the plaintiff. The defense then carried the case to the court of appeals, which reversed the judgement and sent the case back for a new trial.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, February 7, 1899

Ealey, EnochThe Winchester Sun Mon., 3-4, 3-5-1929Ealey, JohnThe Winchester Sun Mon., 3-4, 3-5-1929Eals, C. T.The Winchester Sun Tues., 4-9-1929Eals, H. T.Horrible HolocaustThe Court View Hotel destroyed by fire early yesterday morning

H.T. Eals, of Cynthiana, burned to death, James Donahue badly hurt and others injured

About 2:30 o’clock yesterday morning the clang of the fire bell broke the stillness of     the early morn and the Court View Hotel was found to be a mass of flames. It had progressed so far before being discovered that nothing could be done to save the building, but the firemen worked heroically to save the inmates and to prevent the spread of flames. A cold wind was blowing and every where the water fell except on the fire was soon glazed with a coating of ice. By the time the alarm was given all access by the stairways was cut off and most of the inmates jumped from the windows of the second and third stories, and it is a great wonder the death list is not longer. The only victim as positively known was H.T. Eals, of Cynthiana, who was one of the clerical force employed at Burley headquarters. He left his room and might have escaped, but went back for his clothes and was not seen again until his body was taken from the ruins the next morning. When found it was badly disfigured, but was not burned up. It was persistently rumored that a drummer, whose name could not be ascertained, was also in the ruins, but his was denied. James Donahue, Jr., roomed in the third story and jumped from the window, aiming to light on the veranda. He missed it and stuck the pavement with terrific force. No bones were broken, but internal injuries are feared. Will Reynolds, of Trimble county, W.E. Sandy and B.B. Thomas, of Harrison, who are employed at tobacco headquarters, were considerably cut and bruised. Sam Powell, Deputy Clerk, and Tom Rupard, clothing merchant, jumped from the third story window to the porch. They were cut and bruised, but escaped serious injury. The family of Mr. Huls, the proprietor, were taken from the windows by the fireman. Miss Huls had a severely burned hand. Miss Hallie Veal, of Lexington, a visitor, had a badly sprained ankle and quite a number of others were more or less cut and bruised. The building was formerly a private residence, but was changed into a hotel about twenty-two years ago by Mr. S.S. Hayes. It was first the Central Hotel and while under the management of Mr. Fleming, of Georgetown, was damaged considerably by fire. The fire occurred about the same time in the morning as did this one, many of the guests barely escaping with their lives. It was rebuilt and a third story added. A room containing a box ball alley, and Tom Cowan’s barber shot, adjoining the hotel, were ruined by smoke and water. The loss is said to be about $25,000 with only partial insurance. The loss of Mr. Huls in furniture and fixtures was about $2,500 with only $500 insurance. While fighting the fire Harry Tanner was overcome by the smoke and gas, and was carried home. A portion of the front wall fell some hours later and Clay Brownell was struck about the head and shoulders by a flying brick and was considerably hurt. The body of Mr. Eals will be buried at his home in Harrison county. He was a cousin of Mrs. Clarence Lebus, the wife of the President of the Burley Tobacco Society. After being taken from the ruins it was carried to Hall’s undertaking establishment. Coroner Brinegar impaneled a jury, who viewed the remains and adjourned until this morning when the inquest will be concluded.

The Winchester Democrat Friday, January 8, 1909

 

Coroner’s Inquest

Coroner Brinegar and jury held an inquest over the body of H.T. Eals, who was burned   to death in the Court View fire, but the evidence elicited no facts as to how the fire originated, and the verdict simply stated that he was burned or suffocated. The jury     was composed of W.J. Watts, T.B. Haggard, J.G. Hayes, S. Linville, C.H. Low and J.P. Adamson. The funeral of Mr. Eals was held Sunday at Cynthiana and was attended by     a large crowd.

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, January 12, 1909

 

Henry T. Eals

The Cynthiana Democrat has the following concerning the gentleman who was burned to death in the Court View Hotel fire: “The death of Henry Eals was a fearful blow to his parents and other friends. The first news at Cynthiana was by telephone, and simply stated that Henry was missing. All hoped that he would be accounted for, but subsequent messages gave little hope. His father left for Winchester on the first train, accompanied by several friends. H.A. Rohl, jeweler, received a message later giving the repair number of watch which had been found with a body in the ruins, and the number was Henry’s. There could be no longer doubt. The remains were recognized by other marks also. The watch had stopped at 4:25. It is quite probable that Henry was overcome by smoke, and escaped the agony of a severer death by fire. The deceased was twenty-eight years old, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. T. Eals. Cynthiana had been his home practically all of his life. He was a young man of most engaging personality, a quiet, gentlemanly fellow of pleasant address and agreeable manners. After reaching his majority he had at various times been employed by business houses at Cynthiana, and a clerk at the Commercial Hotel, and at the Olympian Springs Hotel during the summer. He had been in Winchester only a few weeks, where he was one of the assistants in the business offices of the Burley Tobacco Society. He had a great many friends who are grieved at his unfortunate and untimely end. The whole community sympathizes deeply with the bereaved family. The deceased was a namesake of his grandfather, the late Henry Eals. He had an uncle, Harry Eals, residing at Frankfort; Ashley and Sid Eals are his uncles; Mrs. W. B. Taylor, of Bethany, W.Va., and Miss Lucy Eals, are his aunts.”

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, January 19, 1909

Eals, Henry F.The Winchester Sun Sat., 1-25-1913Eals, Mrs. Charles T.The Winchester Sun Sat., 1-25-1913Earl, FrankDuring the trial of a divorce suit at St. Joseph, Mo., the defendant, Jacob Miller, met his brother-in-law, Frank Earl, in the court room. Miller claimed that Earl had been the cause of all the trouble and drawing a pistol he shot Earl to death. He then turned the pistol on himself but it missed fired. He was taken to jail where he has since been a raving maniac.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, March 30, 1894.Earles, LutherThe Winchester Sun Fri., 10-16-1931Earles, Mrs. QuintillaHad fire on hottest daysDanville, Ky., – Mrs. Quintilla Earles is dead at her home in Casey county, at the age of 90. She had been insensible to heat all her life and during hottest days of summer she sat and knitted by a roaring log fire.

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, September 1, 1908

 

Liked things warm

Mrs. Quintilla Barles, one of the most remarkable women who ever lived in Central Kentucky, died recently at her home in Casey county. She was 90 years of age, and during her long life had been insensible to heat. In the hottest of days of summer she sat and knitted by a roaring log fire in her old-fashioned colonial home.

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, September 8, 1908

Earls, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun Wed., 5-16-1934Early, AbOVER A GAME OF CRAPS.A Terrible Tragedy Marks the Opening Day of the County Fair at London, Ky.

London, Ky., Sept. 12.-Opening day of the Laurel county fair was characterized by one of the bloodiest fights in the county’s history, and the result is that Ed Jones, a well-known young man of this county, is dead, and Ab Early, of Corbin, is fatally wounded. Four men, Ed Jones, William Underwood, Ab Early and a man from Rockcastle county, were engaged in a crap game. A dispute arose between Early and the Rockcastle man. Jones interceded to prevent trouble. Pistols were drawn and about a dozen shots were exchanged.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 17, 1901.

Early, C. C. (Cue)The Winchester Sun Thur., 10-6, 10-7-1983Early, ElizaThe Winchester Sun Fri., 8-30-1912Early, Harold BrumettThe Winchester Sun Fri., 11-25-1977Early, Howard G.The Winchester Sun Fri., 4-27, 4-28-1951Early, Jubel A.A Little Bit of HistoryGen. Jubel A. Early was born in Franklin County, Va., in 1816, graduated from West Point in 1837, and is still in good health.

The Winchester Democrat   Wed., 7-13-1892

 

Blue Lick Springs.

Claimed by a Virginia Woman, Who will Sue For the Famous Resort.

A Lexington special says: Miss Lottie Early, of Lynchburg, Va., daughter of the late Clement Early and great niece of Gen. Jubal Early, is now in this city in consultation with attorneys in regard to the bringing of a suit for the recovery of the property on which is situated the famous Blue Lick Springs, near Carlisle, in Nicholas county. Miss Early was born near Blue Lick Springs, but the past twenty years has lived in Virginia, and only recently came into possession of information indicating that she is entitled to the property. The large tract of land originally belonged to her mother, who before her marriage to Clement Early was Miss Lou Holliday, daughter of Thomas Holliday, at one time proprietor of the old Blue Lick Springs Hotel, which was burned during the Civil War by Metcalf’s cavalry. Clement Early died, leaving his widow with two daughters, one of whom also died later, leaving Miss Lottie, then a child to the care of a guardian. Later the mother also died and the property inherited by the child through her mother was entrusted to the administration of the guardian. The guardian sold part of the property, including the springs on the south side of Licking river. This sale, it is now alleged, was not in accordance with the requirements of the Kentucky statutes governing the property of infant heirs.

The Sun-Sentinel, Thursday, October 13, 1904

Early, Mrs. Edith R.The Winchester Sun Wed., 10-3-1977Early, Mrs. Gabriella LambertThe Winchester Sun Mon., 10-25, 10-28-1999Early, Mrs. Mildred DanielsThe Winchester Sun Tues., 2-15-1972Early, Robert HelmThe Winchester Sun Mon., 11-27, 11-28, 11-29-2006Early, SamThe Winchester Sun Mon., 8-26-1935Earlywine, DanThe Winchester Sun Thur., 1-18-1923Earlywine, Elden Earl Sr.The Winchester Sun Thur., 12-5-1996Earlywine, Eldon Earl Jr.The Winchester Sun Thur., 12-8-2011Earlywine, Everett Dailey Sr.The Winchester Sun Tues., 8-15-2000Earlywine, MaryThe Winchester Sun Thur., 1-30-1913Earlywine, Mrs. DulcinaThe Winchester Sun Fri., 12-13-1912Earnest, Charles LloydThe Winchester Sun Mon., 11-11-1996Earp, Andrew JeffersonThe Winchester Sun Sat., 6-4, 6-6, 6-8-1927Earp, Mrs. AnnaThe Winchester Sun Wed., 10-15-1941Earp, Mrs. Birdie W.Death of Mrs. EarpMrs. Birdie W. Earp, wife of A. J. Earp, died Wednesday morning, June 29, after a long and painful illness. Funeral services conducted by Dr. B. B. Bailey assisted by Rev. Richard French, will be held at the family residence, corner of Maple street and Lexington avenue, at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Burial in Winchester cemetery.

The deceased, formerly Miss Summerson, of Guyandotte, W. Va., was a faithful member of the Baptist church, and in every respect a good, true woman   Besides her husband she leaves three children, Eunice Virginia, Everett Summerson and Nellie Kathleen.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., June 30, 1904

Earp, W. J.DeathsMr. A. J. Earp, of this city receives a dispatch Sunday announcing the death of his brother, W. J. Earp, at Baltimore, Md., the deceased held a responsible position with the New York Life Insurance Co.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., June 29, 1905

Easley, James B.Fell Thirty Feet From a TrestleLancaster, Ky., Nov. 30.—While walking across a railroad bridge, James B. Easley fell over, striking the stones 30 feet below. He is dying.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 7, 1897

Eason, Mrs. Elizabeth MaeThe Winchester Sun Thur., 1-16, 1-17-1997East, boySome marked peculiarities appear in connection with the drowning of persons in the Kentucky river from Boonesborough up to the Mouth of Red river. The drowning at Ford last week brings forth these remarks. From the settlement of this locality, 1775 to about 1885, a period of eighty years, it is believed nobody was drowned. About the latter year Capt. Turnbull, of Winchester was drowned at the mouth of Bear Run. Probably three years later, Pen Coe, another Clark county man was drowned just below the mouth of Four Mile. In 1882, a dozen negro men and a white woman were washed out of a railroad camp on Two Mile creek into the river and drowned near Ford during a sudden rise. A few years later, several boys from Clark were drowned at the Mouth of Upper Howard’s creek. Since that time the number of drownings especially at Ford, have been too great to be recalled, but perhaps every instance except that of John Sewell, several years ago and the boy East a year ago and a colored boy the past Spring that were from Clark. Thus it spans that for nearly a century and a quarter only four or five Madison county people have been drowned along about fifteen miles of river and those within the brief period of less than six years, while Clark has been unfortunate for nearly forty years and the extent of dozens. But our Madison people on the North side never had any great love for water except for farming purposes.—Richmond Register.This is only a partial list of those drowned near Ford is even the last generation: Rufus Emerson was drowned at Boonesboro; a man named Tillet near the Mouth of Otter Creek; John Atkinson some where near the same place; two sons of Commodore Richardson at the mouth of Two Mile, and a negro boy in the big eddy above the Mouth of Four Mile. Zach Hukill drowned himself on account of ill health near Riverside; Bennie Butler was drowned in Two Mile creek and his body was afterward found in the river. Quite a number of other drownings have occurred, the names of the victims having escaped our memory.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 2, 1897

East, PaulThe Winchester Sun Tues., 6-5, 6-6-2001East, TomThe Winchester Sun Thur., 7-28-1932Easter, EdithThe Winchester Sun Sat., 5-10-1980Easter, James J.The Winchester Sun Mon., 1-18-1937Easter, Mrs. Mary RobinsonThe Winchester Sun Fri., 7-27, 7-28-1934Easterling, Hearl (Baden)The Winchester Sun Thur., 10-25, 10-26-2007Eastern Kentucky FloodLouisville, Ky., Feb. 25.—Reports of loss of life in the eastern Kentucky flood continue to come in. Elder Morton, a Mormon missionary, was drowned near Mt. Elkhorn. An unknown woman was drowned in Leslie county and in Jackson county Henry Holcomb lost his life while trying to ford a stream.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, February 26, 1897

 

Farmer, Wife and Child Are Swept Away by a Swollen Stream

Ashland, Ky., Feb. 25—A Floyd county report says that a farmer named Morgan, with his wife and child were drowned on Beaver creek, which overflowed its bank, destroying their home.

All trains were annulled Wednesday on the Ohio & Big Sandy branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio railway, the Big Sandy backwater having covered the trestles. The Ohio is still rising two inches an hour, but it has not reached the danger line here.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, February 26, 1897

Easters, Silas                         AANEGRO LYNCHED.A Small Mob Hanged Silas Easters at Hodgenville, Ky., for a Revolting Crime.

Hodgenville, Ky. Oct. 21.-A mob of 50 or 75 determined citizens about 2 o’clock Thursday morning took from the jail Silas Easters, a negro, charged with a revolting crime, and strung him to the courthouse steps. The mob was headed by Young Ward, the victim of the Negro, and his father, Thomas Ward. So quietly and systematically did the mob go about its wok that the citizens of the town were in ignorance of the existence of a mob until the Negro was in its clutches. The mob was formed in the neighborhood of the crime, and as it hurriedly marched toward town volunteers joined in from different sections. Arriving in town, the mob was swelled by citizens, who had been informed of its coming and who gave it hearty support.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, November 5, 1901.

Eastin, Columbus C.DIED-At his home near the Oil Springs, Tuesday, Columbus Eastin, aged about 65 years. He was one of the most prominent men in that section of the county and an honorable upright man. He was one of the most prominent members of Kiddville Baptist Church, and was instrumental in having that Church established . In his death Clark county loses one of her most valuable citizens.The Democrat, Wednesday, March 29, 1893.

 

Mrs. Sarah Eastin appointed administrator of C. C. Eastin with Wm. Lawrence, A. A. Clay and Rhodes Eubank appraisers.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 10, 1893

 

One of the cases decided in the Circuit Court this week has a history. Before the beginning of the present century, Gen. Marquis Calmes, a French Huguenot, who had married into noble family in England, came to Woodford county and settled there. In 1834 he died there, leaving a numerous progeny all of whom subsequently moved away, many of them to Missouri and Texas, then the “Far West.” One daughter, Miriam, married an Eastin, from whom the family of that name in this part of the State descended. By his will, which was made in 1828, he left a large property in this county to the daughter. The language used rendered it somewhat doubtful as to whether he intended to give this daughter the property in fee simple or to simply give her a life interest with remainder to her brother, Spencer Calmes. The latter at one time had large landed interests in Missouri, but finally lost all his property and died in this county many years ago. The property embraced in this will included the famous “Oil Springs,” the farm of Minor Hisle, a part of the lands of John Goff and Andy Hampton, as well as some others in that section. Several years ago Dock Eubank, who married a great granddaughter of Gen. Calmes, brought suit to have the will construed by the court in order to perfect the title to his children’s part of the land. After the death of C. C. Eastin, the heirs of Spencer Calmes entered an appearance and made a fight under the will. The case was decided in favor of the Eastin heirs.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 1, 1894

Eastin, DanielWills – Mr. and Mrs. C. Thos. Gamboe were called to Stanton this week on account of the death of Daniel Eastin, son of D. H. Eastin and nephew of Mrs. Gamboe.The Winchester Democrat Fri., March 30, 1906Eastin, Eugene A.The Winchester Sun Mon., 10-15-1928Eastin, Linden MarcusThe Winchester Sun Mon., 10-11-2004Eastin, LutherDied—Luther Eastin, a well known insurance man of Lexington died Monday, aged forty-two years.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, December 10, 1897Eastin, MarcusKiddville-Died-At his residence at “Oil Springs” August 4, Mr. Marcus Eastin of sporadic cholera.   He was interred Monday in the family burying ground.The Winchester Democrat   Wed., 8-14-1889Eastin, MinnieThe Winchester Sun Sat., 5-9-1925Eastin, Mrs. Emma DericksonThe Winchester Sun Thur., 10-6-1955Eastin, Mrs. Eva OaksThe Winchester Sun Tues., 4-13-2010Eastin, Mrs. GeorgeThe Winchester Sun Sat., 8-31-1935Eastin, Mrs. Miriam CalmesAn Old Case Settled.In the Court of Appeals Wednesday the case of Calmes vs. Eubank from this county was affirmed.

This was a suit to determine what was meant by the will of a man who died in 1828. Seventy years ago there lived a man in Woodford county Marquis Calmes, who came originally from North Carolina. At his death in 1828 his will was probated. It was written by himself and provided that certain lands in Clark county should be given to his daughter, Miriam, who had married a man named Eastin. At her death it was to go to her children, with revision to Spencer Calmes, the son of the testator, who was charged with the duty to see that this property was settled upon by Miriam Eastin and children as the testator declared his intention should be done.

To Miriam Eastin four children were born, Columbus, Mark, and Thomas Eastin and Pricilla, who afterward married a Weaver. To the latter a daughter named Miriam, after her grandmother. She married W. Z. Eubank and died a number of years ago leaving three sons.

During all this time nothing had been done looking into the interpretation of the seemingly contradictory clauses of the old Calmes will and about eight years ago Mr. Eubank’s brought suit in behalf of his children to have the will construied and quite the title to his children’s property. The Circuit Court decided in their favor, none of the opposing heirs being before the court.

Spencer Calmes, the son of Marquis Calmes, who was mentioned in his will went to Missouri and died there almost half a century ago, and his heirs are scattered all over the country from Maine to California.   In cases similar to this suit brought by Mr. Eubank, five years are allowed for persons with opposing interests may take action. Nothing was heard of these descendants of Spencer Calmes until this time had nearly expired. As Thomas Eastin, the last child of Miriam Calmes Eastin, had died in the meantime they brought suit for the property claiming that under the will it should revert to the heirs of Spencer Calmes. Marquis Calmes was evidently not a scholar and had used words in his will with the full meaning of which he evidently was not familiar, and the work of the court was to say that he did mean. This the higher court has decided as meaning that the descendants of Miriam Calmes should have a fee simple title to the property.

This property is very valuable. It embraces the Oil Springs property, the Lum Eastin Mill property, the farm of Minor Hisle and other property. The Oil Springs could be made one of the nicest resorts in this part of the State and now that this cloud has been removed from the titles, we should be glad to see some syndicate obtain control of it and make it a place of fashionable resort.
The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 20, 1897.

Eastin, Mrs. S. T.The Winchester Sun Fri., 9-15-1922Eastin, PearlThe Winchester Sun Sat., 11-21-1959Eastin, Philip LewisThe Winchester Sun Tues., 8-25-1959Eastin, RobertThe Winchester Sun Mon., 8-30-1915Eastin, T. ElliotThe Winchester Sun Thur., 9-23, 9-24-1926Eastin, ThomasSaturday, at his home near Walnut Hill, Fayette county, Capt. Thos. Eastin. He was a member of Col. Roy Cluke’s Confederate Calvary and his old companions in arms will regret to hear of his death.The Democrat, Wednesday, December 23, 1891.Eastin, ThomasTHOS. EASTIN, a well known citizen of Mt. Sterling died Saturday at Washington, D.C. of cancer of the stomach. He went there some six weeks ago to engage in newspaper work. His father, “Dink” Eastin, was a native of this county, having been raised at the Oil Springs. His mother was a Miss Huls, of Montgomery county, who was nearly related to the family of that name in this county.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, January 1, 1895.

 

An Old Case Settled.

In the Court of Appeals Wednesday the case of Calmes vs. Eubank from this county was affirmed.

This was a suit to determine what was meant by the will of a man who died in 1828. Seventy years ago there lived a man in Woodford county Marquis Calmes, who came originally from North Carolina. At his death in 1828 his will was probated. It was written by himself and provided that certain lands in Clark county should be given to his daughter, Miriam, who had married a man named Eastin. At her death it was to go to her children, with revision to Spencer Calmes, the son of the testator, who was charged with the duty to see that this property was settled upon by Miriam Eastin and children as the testator declared his intention should be done.

To Miriam Eastin four children were born, Columbus, Mark, and Thomas Eastin and Pricilla, who afterward married a Weaver. To the latter a daughter named Miriam, after her grandmother. She married W. Z. Eubank and died a number of years ago leaving three sons.

During all this time nothing had been done looking into the interpretation of the seemingly contradictory clauses of the old Calmes will and about eight years ago Mr. Eubank’s brought suit in behalf of his children to have the will construied and quite the title to his children’s property. The Circuit Court decided in their favor, none of the opposing heirs being before the court.

Spencer Calmes, the son of Marquis Calmes, who was mentioned in his will went to Missouri and died there almost half a century ago, and his heirs are scattered all over the country from Maine to California.   In cases similar to this suit brought by Mr. Eubank, five years are allowed for persons with opposing interests may take action. Nothing was heard of these descendants of Spencer Calmes until this time had nearly expired. As Thomas Eastin, the last child of Miriam Calmes Eastin, had died in the meantime they brought suit for the property claiming that under the will it should revert to the heirs of Spencer Calmes. Marquis Calmes was evidently not a scholar and had used words in his will with the full meaning of which he evidently was not familiar, and the work of the court was to say that he did mean. This the higher court has decided as meaning that the descendants of Miriam Calmes should have a fee simple title to the property.

This property is very valuable. It embraces the Oil Springs property, the Lum Eastin Mill property, the farm of Minor Hisle and other property. The Oil Springs could be made one of the nicest resorts in this part of the State and now that this cloud has been removed from the titles, we should be glad to see some syndicate obtain control of it and make it a place of fashionable resort.
The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 20, 1897.

Eastin, ThomasSecond Adjutant Thomas Eastin, Fayette county, died since the war, at home.The Winchester Sun-Sentinel; Thursday, April 4, 1907Eastin, ThomasAge 71, he was he was a lawyer, he was married, he was born in Bourbon County, KY, his parents were Augustine and Judith Eastin, he lived in Clark County, KY, he died in Clark County, KY, he died May 20, 1859 of dispsia.CCKD

 

Thomas Eastin’s admin. vs. Leonard Beall

Demurrer filed ……….overruled ………….

Order Book 10; P. 365; May Court 1860

 

Thomas Eastin’s admin. vs. Leonard Beall

………….. plaintiff amend petition ……….

Order Book 10; P. 366; May Court 1860

 

Thomas Eastin’s admin. vs. Leonard Beall

………..amended answer….cause continued………

Order Book 10; P. 388; May Court 1860

 

Thomas Eastin’s admin. vs. Leonard Beall

Order Book 10; P. 508; May Court 1861

 

Thomas Easton’s Admin. vs. Leonard Beall

…….continued.

Order Book 12; P. 72; November Court 1864

Order Book 12; P. 132; May Court 1865

 

Thomas Eastin’s Admin. vs. Leonard Beall

Order Book 12; P. 555; May Court 1867

Order Book 12; P. 622; May Court 1867

Eastin, Thomas D.The Winchester Sun Mon., 6-22-1914Eastis, AdamIn Powell county last week Constable Asa Bowen killed Adam Eastis and wounded Jas. Eastis and his father. Bowen was attempting to serve a warrant on them for failure to work the road.The Winchester Democrat   Wed., 9-26-1888Eastman, AudreyThe Winchester Sun Tues., 7-26-1921Easton, MayMay Easton, a white girl of respectable family of Sidney, Ohio, committed suicide because her parents would not let her marry a negro.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 10, 1893Easton, Mrs. Fannie C.The Winchester News Wed., 1-24-1912Easton, Mrs. Mamie FowlerThe Winchester Sun Mon., 10-26-1925Easton, Preston H.The Winchester News Tues., 2-27-1912Easton, WilliamFarmer Assassinated.The Victim Was Found Dead in the Yard at His Home.

Lexington, Ky., June 6.—William Easton, aged 22, a farmer, was found dead in the yard of his home, five miles from this city, on the Georgetown pike with a bullet in his forehead. The cause of his death is a deep mystery, and in the absence of any definite clews bearing on the case, the police presume that he was awakened by burglars during the night and when he went out in his yard to investigate received the fatal shot. Owing to his great popularity, there is intense excitement, and if the guilty man is found, neighbors may take the law into their own hands. Bloodhounds have been secured to run down the assassin.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 12, 1903

Eastwood, AbeMystery Partially ClearedBody Of Abe Eastwood Who Disappeared In December Found

Paducah, Ky., Feb. 10

The body of Abe Eastwood who disappeared on December 28, was found in the Mississippi river near Hickman, Ky. Marks on the body show that he was murdered and stones tied to the corpse.

Eastwood had $500 a few days before he disappeared. He was formerly of Paris, Tenn., and at the time of his disappearence was en route to Fulton county to make some investments. He started overland from Paducah the day after Christmas, and was last seen alive while in the Mississippi river bottoms.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Feb. 13, 1903

Eaton, AnnieMouth Of Four MileDied, February 9, of consumption, Miss Annie Eaton. Burial at the Railsback grave yard.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Feb. 13, 1903

Eaton, BogeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-13-1928Eaton, CatharineOn the motion of John Eaton who made oath thereto as thhe law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a letter of administration on the estate of Catharine Eaton dec. in due form giving security whereupon he together with Jonathan Eaton entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $250 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 11; P.54; November Court 1840

 

Ordered that Charles Hampton, Henry Hicks, Jesse Hampton and David Hampton or any three of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Catharine Eaton dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 11; P.54; November Court 1840

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Catharine Eaton dec. was produced in court approved and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 65; February Court 1841

 

Amount of sales of the estate of Catharine Eaton dec. was produced in court approved and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 65; February Court 1841

 

Settlement with John Eaton administrator of Catharine Eaton dec. was produced in court and ordered to be filed until next court.

Order Book 11; P. 245; January Court 1844

 

Settlement with John Eaton administrator of Catharine Eaton dec. being filed at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 255; February Court 1844

Eaton, EdnaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-4-1912Eaton, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-28-1949Eaton, John C.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-5-1978Eaton, JonaSettlement with   John Eaton administrator of the estate of Jona Eaton dec. was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.Order Book 10; P. 287; April Court 1836Eaton, JonathanOn motion of John Eaton who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Jonathan Eaton dec. giving security whereupon he together with Zachariah Eaton and Jonathan entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned according to law.Order Book 10; P. 185; July Court 1834

 

Ordered that James Bybee jr., D. Hampton, Enoch Elkin jr., and Francis Simpson of any 3 of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Jonathan Eaton dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 10; P. 185; July Court 1834

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Jonathan Eaton dec. produced in court and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 197; October Court 1834

 

Amount of sales of the estate of Jonathan Eaton dec. was produced in court and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 197; October Court 1834

 

Settlement with John Eaton administrator of Jonathan Eaton dec. was produced in court and ordered to be filed until next court.

Order Book 11; P. 246; January Court 1844

 

Settlement with John Eaton administrator of Jonathan Eaton dec. being filed at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 255; February Court 1844

Eaton, LeoOrdered that John Eaton be appointed guardian to Claiborne Eaton John Eaton Catharine Eaton, Lydia Eaton and Mary E. Eaton infant orphans of Leo Eaton dec. giving security whereupon he together with Zachariah Eaton entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 10; P. 501; November Court 1839Eaton, Mrs. Allie Mae HumesThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-31-1969Eaton, Mrs. Carmen ElizabethO’ConnerThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-24, 3-25-1972Eaton, Mrs. Josie VivianThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-28-1947Eaton, Mrs. Katie HenryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-25-1913Eaton, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth SkinnerThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-20-1923Eaton, Mrs. SallieJackson FerryMrs. Sallie Eaton died last Thursday night of a complication of diseases and was buried at the old family graveyard on Four Mile. The family has the heartfelt sympathy of the community.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., June 15, 1905

Eaton, Mrs. Sarah F.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-11, 1-13, 2-11-1941Eaton, Mrs. Verna Mae JohnsonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-16, 10-17, 10-18-2003Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 10-16-2003Eaton, RuthThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-4-1913Eaton, T. T.EatonDr. T.T. Eaton, the leading Baptist minister of Louisville, if not of the south, died suddenly at Grand Junction, Tenn., while on a lecture tour in the South.

The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, July 4, 1907

Eaton, W. S. (Bill)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-21-1955Eaton, WesleyDied, on the 26th inst. Mr. Wesley Eaton, at his home on Four Mile, aged fifty-eight. He leaves a wife and two children and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. He was a good Christian man and loved by all who knew him. Burial in the Thomas graveyard the following day.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, March, 10, 1908

 

Wesley Eaton died at his home at this place Feb. 27th. The remains were interred in the Thomas burying ground.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, March 13, 1908

Eaton, WilliamFor An Old CrimeHiram Collins was arrested in Lexington Tuesday charged with the murder of a man named Eaton, near Red House, Madison county, eighteen years ago. Collins denies the charge. He says he was a member of Col. Chenault’s Confederate and went West at the close of the war and was not in Kentucky when the crime was committed.

Later: He was discharged on his examining trial.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., April 14, 1899

 

Not The Right Man

Lexington, Ky., April 18

Hiram Collins, arrested here as the supposed murderer of William Eaton, in Madison county 18 years ago, was not the man wanted and was released.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., April 18, 1899

Eaton, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-21-1916Eaton, William GreenThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-30, 10-31-1996Eaton, ZachariahOn the motion Stephen Eubank (the heirs consenting) who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Zachariah Eaton dec. in due form whereupon he together with Claiborne Lisle entered into and acknowledged bond in penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 12; P. 390; July Court 1851

 

On motion of Stephen Eubank admin. of Zach Eaton dec. ordered that Elisha Ryan, A. L. Haggard, Jesse Hampton and Fielder Thomas or any 3 of them ……appraise ………………estate of said decedent ……………..report.

Order Book 12; P. 390; July Court 1851

 

Inventory and appraisement of the personalty of Zachariah Eaton dec. …..produced ……approved ……….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 467; May Court 1852

 

Ordered that Stephen Eubank be appointed guardian of the estate of Sarah Susan Eaton infant of Zack Eaton dec. …….with Stephen C. Quisenberry entered into and acknowledged bond…….approved by court.

Order Book 12; P.487; August Court 1852

 

Sale bill of the personalty of Zachariah Eaton dec. was produced …………..approved ………recorded.

Order Book 12; P.490; September Court 1852

 

Court vs. Stephen Eubank as admin. of Zach Eaton dec. on summons It is ordered that the summons herein be dismissed at said the admin. cost.

Order Book 12; P.582; September Court 1853

 

Court vs. Stephen Eubank guardian of Sarah Eaton on summons It is ordered that the summons herein be dismissed at said guardian cost

Order Book 12; P.582; September Court 1853

 

Settlement with the admin. of Zack Eaton dec. was produced …..filed…..

Order Book 12; P.584; September Court 1853

Again produced ……..approved ……recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 594; October Court !853

 

Settlement with the guardian of Sarah S. Eaton was produced …..filed …..

Order Book 12; P.584; September Court 1853

Again produced ….approved ..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 594; October Court !853

Eatsin, Mrs. Helen PearlThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-6-1983Eaves, Lee G.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-9-1986Eaves, Matthew OwenThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-14, 10-15-1993Eaves, Mrs. Eula Mae BradfordThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-1-1986Eaves, Mrs. Patricia DaleThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-11-2004Eaves, Serena H.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-27-1998Ebersbaker, John W.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-10-1938Eblen, Bain W.Henderson – Mrs. Zorah J. Eblen was acquitted of the charged that she murdered her husband, Bain W. Eblen, whom she shot after she found him, according to her testimony, in the embrace of a negro cook. Eblen, his wife testified, attempted to assault her, when she fired.The Winchester Democrat   Friday, October 14, 1910Eblin, Mrs. Mary NevilThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-26-1931Ebling, RufusTwo Stanley brothers, colored, are being tried at Hopkinsville for the third time for killing Col. Rufus Ebling at the August election in 1886. One of the Stanley’s shot Ebling and the other beat him over the head with a club. The first trial the jury hung, the second trial they were sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary, and on an appeal a new trial was granted.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 9-18-1889Ebner, John F.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-22-1934Eborg, Mrs. PatriciaThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-28-2002Eborg, Mrs. Zella MaeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-23-1974Eborg, Paul ArthurThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-12, 11-13-1993Echols, BuckThe Winchester Sun Mon., 7-9-1928Echols, F. B.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-18-1958Echols, PercyDied-In Ashland, Ky., on the 24 inst., Percy, son of Gen. John Echols.The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 5-25-1881Echsner, Fred G.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-28, 3-29-1962Echsner, Frederick G.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-11-1967Echsner, Mrs. Bruna H.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-30-1971Echsner, Paul FrancisThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-19-1975Eckdahl, Andrew C.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-27-1993Eckdahl, Andrew HansenThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-13-1941Eckdahl, ArmandThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-2-1948Eckdahl, Mrs. NormaWeatherspoonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-17-1972Eckdahl, Mrs. Ruth ConleyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-8, 7-9-1970Eckels, Charles William IV(Chuck)The Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-1, 3-7, 3-8, 3-10-2006Eckels, Mrs. Mary Sue GamboeThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-31-2002Ecken, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-19-1924Eckert, William H. Jr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-23-2004Ecklar, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-17-1931Eckler, Benjamin EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-6-1987Eckler, Clyde A.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-11-1938Eckler, Mrs. UleyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-11-1925Eckler, sonThe Winchester Sun,   Tues., 3-29-1921Eckler, UleyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-11-1925Eckley, D. C.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-14-1924Eckley, G. C.DeathsG. C. Eckley died in this city at an early hour last Thursday morning. His brother, W. P. Eckley lives in this city. A wife and two children survive. The burial was in Estill county. Mr. Eckley was a man of high honor. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Feb. 16, 1905

Eckley, Mrs. MarthaDeath of Mrs. EckleyMrs. Martha Eckley died Saturday of paralysis at the home of her son, W.P. Eckley, of South Main street. The funeral was preached at the family residence Sunday afternoon by Eld. J.W. Harding, and the remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, October 18, 1910

Ecton,Settlement with John Grigsby guardian of Elizabeth Ecton was produced approved and ordered to be recorded.Order Book 10; P. 372; October Court 1837Ecton, A. B. Sr.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-13, 5-14-1986Ecton, Allen FrancisThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-4-1929Ecton, ArthurThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-1-1954Ecton, ArthurThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-21, 6-22-1945Ecton, Arthur TaylorThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-15-1916Ecton, BrackThe Winchester Sun     Fri., 11-10-1933Ecton, BurgessBurgess Ecton, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died last Sunday morning. He had acquired and divided out among his children a large estate, and has been an upright and model citizen. He had for many years been an active and useful member of the Baptist church and leaves behind him the memory of a well-rounded life.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 10-23-1889

 

Will Book 2, Page 97

Dated: December 10, 1880 (Replaces Will of August 4, 1871)

Recorded: November 25 and December 23, 1889, January 27 and February 24, 1890

 

Five Generations

Five generations sat down to the dinner given in honor of the eighty-seventh birthday of Mrs. Lucinda Ecton, widow of the late Burgess Ecton, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Strother, on North Main street last Thursday. They were Mrs. Ecton; her daughter, Mrs. Matt Scott; her grand-daughter, Mrs. Cassie Gaines; her great grandson Clyde Gaines and her great great grandson, little John Strother Gaines. Besides Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Strother, Mrs. Ecton is the mother of Hon. C. B. Ecton. She has 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, making 34 descendants. Mrs. Ecton is very active for one of her age, reads without glasses and goes about the house wherever she wishes without assistance.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Nov. 9, 1905

Ecton, BurgessThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-9-1936Ecton, C. B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-21-1922Ecton, C. C.DIED-At his home near Mexico, Mo., March 28h, of pneumonia, C. C. Ecton, aged thirty-eight years. He leaves a wife and two children. Mr. Ecton was a native of this county and went to Missouri several years ago.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 10, 1894.Ecton, Carroll E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-13, 5-14-1985Ecton, Cassie                         AAFound Dead.Cassie Ecton, a worthy colored woman, about 65 years of ago, was found dead in the rear of her house in Poynterville. Coroner Brinegar rendered a verdict of heart disease as the cause.

The Sun-Sentinel, Thursday, July 7, 1904

Ecton, Charles B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-10, 5-11-1938Ecton, Charles JacksonDEATHSThursday morning, of brain trouble, Charles Jackson, son of Joseph J. Ecton, aged about six years.   Burial today in the Winchester cemetery.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, April 11, 1902.

 

Obituary.

Charles Jackson Ecton.

On April 10, 1902, at the home of his father on the Ecton pike, Charles Jackson Ecton passed from the scenes of earth to the realities of heaven. At the time of his death Charles was five years and ten months of age. For eight days he had suffered intensely from cerebral pneumonia.

These are the sad facts connected with the close of a life that, like the rose withered by the   frost, drooped and died in the morning of its promise.

Charlie was a lovable boy. His disposition was such that all who knew him loved him. Around him clustered the tenderest hopes of a loving mother and fond ambitions of a devoted father, and the sincere love of his grandparents and a host of other relatives. At his grave full grown men wept as if their hearts would break.

Pathetic memories of his closing hours will ever abide in the hearts of his parents. The night before he died, he called his father to his bedside. He could not speak. Death was almost at hand. He threw his arms around his father’s neck and kissed him. Just before his death unusual power seemed to enter his frail body; sitting up in his mother’s lap he, as if catching a strain of the angels’ song, hummed a sweet tune.

As the little body, worn out by intense suffering, was lowered gently and lovingly into its last resting place, in our beautiful cemetery, the singers from hearts of sympathy sang,

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”

May one and all of the bereaved ones realize the truth of that beautiful song. A host of friends sympathize. God awaits with comfort. “In the night of death hope sees a star and listening love hears the rustle of a wing.” To those who believe in Christ, what is death?

“Just a folding of hands and a sinking to slumber,

A good night to the world with its millions that weep;

Just a rest for earth’s children who sometimes grow weary,

And pillow their heads on her bosom to sleep.”

Weep not for Charlie, beloved parents. He now rests in the bosom of God. Press on until you shall meet him there. C. J. A.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 29, 1902

Ecton, Charles S.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-8, 9-9-1938Ecton, child                           AAOrdered that the Co. Treas. pay Wm. Stubblefield three and 50/100 dollars for coffin for Cassie Ecton’s child of color.Order Book 17; Page 196; April Court 1875

Clark County Courthouse Archives

Ecton, child                           AAOrdered that the Co. Treas. pay Isaac Beall four dollars for coffin for Cassie Ecton’s boy.Order Book, 17; Page 545; July Court 1876

Clark County Courthouse Archives

Ecton, Clarence T.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-29-1918Ecton, Clarence T.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-2-1920Ecton, DeweeseThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-27, 8-28, 8-29-1919Ecton, DillardDeath of Dillard Ecton.Dillard Ecton, a well known citizen of this county, died at his home near the Ruckerville pike Friday night of softening of the brain, aged seventy-two years. The funeral was preached the following day at the Church of Christ on Fairfax street, by Eld. M. P. Lowry, and the remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery.

He was four times married. His last wife, who survives him, was originally Miss Green, but was Mrs. Greening when he married her.

He also leaves one son, Henry Ecton, and two daughters, Mrs. Nannie Hukill and Mrs. Frankie Monroe.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, July 29, 1902

Ecton, Dorothy JaneThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-27, 7-28-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Tues., 7-26-2005Ecton, Edward G.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-22-1985Ecton, EllaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-28-1949Ecton, Elliott (Rod)The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-14, 1-15-1976Ecton, ElmoThe Winchester Sun Tues., 6-26, 6-27-1951Ecton, Ernest E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-11, 5-12, 5-13-1931Ecton, Ethel ElizabethThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-21, 8-22-1967Ecton, EugeneThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-29-1945Ecton, EugeneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-10-1947Ecton, Fannie MartinDied—Friday night of spinal meningitis, Fannie Martin, infant daughter of Will W. Ecton and wife, aged two years. Burial at the Horatio Ecton graveyard, funeral services by Rev. Richard French.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 10, 1898

 

Dodge

Died, Saturday, May 7th, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ecton. Many sorrowing friends followed the little one to her last rest. To the bereaved family we tender our deepest sympathy and would point them to Him who will wipe all tears away and who alone is able to bind up the broken heart.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 13, 1898

Ecton, Florence KatherineThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-18-1956Ecton, FrancisTRAGIC DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZENOur people were shocked Sunday morning to hear of the tragic death of Francis Ecton, one of our oldest and most respected citizens. For several years his mind had been impaired to such an extent that he was unable to recognize even his own children. He required constant watching and the most vigilant attention was at all times paid to him by the members of the family. On Saturday night he had retired, and being left unattended for a few minutes he arose and left the house. His absence was discovered in a short time and a vigorous search was kept up during the remainder of the night, but without results.   Early Sunday morning the body was found by Rodney Webster, a short distance north of the city near the K. C. track. He had been struck by a passing freight train and instantly killed. One leg was nearly cut off, the other leg and one arm broken and the skull crushed. The funeral was preached yesterday at the family residence by Dr. Wm. Stewart and Rev. J. Pike Powers, of the Baptist church, of which he had long been a member, and the burial in the cemetery.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 11-27-1889

 

The Coroner’s inquest over the body of Francis Ecton, which was finished Saturday, elicited no new facts and simply returned a verdict in accordance with what was already known.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed. 12-4-1889

 

The will of Francis Ecton was probated Monday.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 12-25-1889

 

DIED-At his home at Rich Hill, Mo., Saturday, Porter Ecton, aged nineteen years. He was a son of Gilson Ecton, formerly of this county.   The latter was a son of the late Francis Ecton.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, June 25, 1895.

 

Will Book 2, Page 92

Dated: July 2, 1881

Recorded: December 23, 1889

Ecton, FrancisNancy Ecton infant orphan of Francis Ecton chose Ezekeil Elkinez as her guardian with Robert Elkin and Smallwood Ecton as his security.Order Book 4; P.?; February Court 1805Ecton, Francis T.Age 3 months, male, his parents were Dillard and Mary E. Ecton, he was born in Clark County, KY, he lived in Clark County, KY, he died in Clark County, KY, he died August 24, 1859.CCKDEcton, Frank AltonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-2-1953Ecton, Frank ElliottThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-26-1986Ecton, GarlandThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-14-1952Ecton, GeorgeTHE WAR OF 1812 – PrivateThe Roll of Two Companies Raised in Clark County by Capt. James Sympson

Capt. James Sympson’s Company of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, August 25th 1813.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 2-21-1879

 

THE WAR OF 1812 – Private

The Roll of Two Companies Raised in Clark County by Capt. James Sympson.

Company of Mounted Kentucky Volunteers under the Command of Capt. James Sympson. Left Winchester September 15th, 1814, and arrived at Urbana, Ohio on the 20th.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 2-21-1879

Ecton, GilsonJas. Ecton appointed guardian of Porter F. and Josie Ecton, children of the late Gilson Ecton, of Missouri.The Democrat, Wednesday, February 5, 1890.Ecton, H. LoralueThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-13, 6-24-1931Ecton, HamptonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-8-1914Ecton, HannahHannah Ecton adm. vs. George EctonMaster Commissioner to ascertain debts of the decedent Hannah Ecton, make report.

Order Book 16; P. 380; November Court 1876

 

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

Commissioner filed report.

Order Book 17; P. 14; May Court 1878

 

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

…..Commissioner paid…..

Order Book 17; P. 56; May Court 1878

 

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

Parties filed agreed statement.

Order Book 17; P. 129; November Court 1878

 

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

Action submitted for judgment.

Order Book 17; P. 141; November Court 1878

 

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

….commissioner to make sale….cause continued.

Order Book 17; P. 157; November Court 1878

 

S. W. Brock trustee vs. L. B. Brock

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

Commissioner filed report.

Order Book 17; P. 180; May Court 1879

 

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

….sale approved and confirmed…master to collect…..payments…cause continued

Order Book 17; P. 212; May Court 1879

 

Hannah Ecton administrator vs. George Ecton & co.

The master commissioners report filed January 14th 1882 is now noted.

Order Book 18; P. 86; May Court 1882

 

Hannah Ecton administration vs. George Ecton & co.

Defendant Cassie Ecton filed a writing from the administration of Thomas M. Eginton…purchase of land….beginning at the N. W. corner of the land of Thomas Falkner heirs……land sold by the heirs of John Williams decd……cost paid by plaintiff.

Order Book 18; P. 150; May Court 1882

Ecton, HaretoAge 60, male, he was married, he was a farmer, he was born in Clark County, KY, he lived in Clark County KY, his father was Smallwood Ecton, he died in Clark County, KY on December 28, 1852 of typhoid fever.CCKDEcton, HarryDeath of childHarry, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Ecton, died at their home in this city on Saturday night of meningitis. The remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery with services at the grave by Revs. J.H. MacNeill and O.J. Chandler.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, November 29, 1910

Ecton, Harry D.Age 3 years, male, he was born in Clark County, KY, his parents were James and Rebecca Ecton, his parents were both from Clark County, KY, he lived in Clark County, KY, he died in Clark County, KY, he died June 27, 1874, he died of strychnine poisoning.CCKDEcton, Harry W.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-7, 12-8, 12-9-1948Ecton, HenryThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-30-1945Ecton, Henry Glenmore Sr.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-1-1995Ecton, Henry TaylorThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-26, 12-28-1964Ecton, HoratioDIED-Sunday, in Grant county, Horatio Ecton, aged 58 years. His wife, who was Mrs. Martha Willis of this county, survives him.   Mr. Ecton was raised in this county where he has numerous relatives.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, November 23, 1897.

 

Mrs. Lizzie Haggard, of Bloomingdale, went to Grant county last week to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law, Horatio Ecton.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, January 7, 1898

Ecton, HoratioAge 60, born in Clark Co., KY., parent was Smallwood Ecton. Died December 28, 1852 of Typhoid Fever.CCKD

 

On motion of Robert Lawrence who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Horatio Ecton dec. in due form whereupon he together with Leonard Beall his security entered into and acknowledged bond conditioned as the law directs which bond and security were approved by the court.

Order Book 12; P. 541; February Court 1853

 

On motion of Robert Lawrence admin. of Horatio Ecton dec. ordered that James Stuart, Samuel G. Stuart and Wade B. Hampton or any 2 of them being first sworn do appraise ………personalty of said decedent and report …..

Order Book 12; P. 541; February Court 1853

 

Inventory and appraisement of the personalty of Horatio Ecton dec. was produced …….approved ………recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 549; March Court 1853

 

Sale bill of the personalty of Horatio Ecton dec. was produced …….approved ….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 566; June Court 1853

 

On motion of Margaret Ecton widow and relict of Horatio Ecton dec. ordered that James H. G. Bush, W. B. Hampton and James Stuart do lay off and allot onto said Margaret Ecton her right of dower in the land and slaves of her said deceased husband and make report to this court.

Order Book 12; P. 569; June Court 1853

 

It is ordered that these causes be referred to the Master Commissioner to ascertain and report the intent of Elizabeth Estes in the estate of Horatio Ecton dec., and such other matters involved in these suits as the parties may direct.

Order Book 8; P. 31; April Court 1854

 

Ordered that said report….to Joshua Hunt……..distribute the proceeds among the heirs of Horatio Ecton…..to the properties coming to Mary Baxter out of said proceeds….her husband Bethel Baxter…..separate estate free from the control of her said husband……..

Order Book 8; P. 114; May Court 1854

 

……….death of the commissioner Robert Lawrence since the last term …..…ordered that George Digamatt be appointed with duties of said Lawrence…

Order Book 8; P. 298; November Court 1854

 

Commissioner Oliver P. Evans for his services….to be paid by the receiver and taxed in the courts.

Order Book 8; P. 304; November Court 1854

 

The answer of George Dijanett admin.   …of Horatio Ecton dec., sworn ….

Order Book 8; P. 318; April Court 1855

 

The sale of negro be confirmed ….of the decedent Horatio Ecton…and distributed among the heirs and widow ….to Ezekiel Ecton, Margaret Ecton, Mary Baxter wife of Bethel Baxter …..

Order Book 8; P. 352; April Court 1855

 

Amended clause….. value of Margaret Ecton’s interest

Order Book 8; P. 362; April Court 1855

 

Commissioner George Dijamatt pay to Margaret Ecton ….sale of negro….

Order Book 8; P. 352; April Court 1855

 

Settlement of accounts of Dijamatt and of Robert Lawrence and several suits of the firm of Flanagen, Hampton and Tabi____ A. S. Furgeson’s …..and A. W. Preston against Ezekiel Ecton ….continued

Order Book 8; P. 370; April Court 1855

 

Defendant Ezekiel Ecton …..land allotted to his mother Margaret Ecton as the widow of Horatio Ecton …..continued

Order Book 8; P. 372; April Court 1855

 

Defendant George Dijamatt admin.   of Horatio Ecton dec., produced his answer ….

Order Book 8; P. 376; April Court 1855

 

W. Preston vs. Ezekiel Ecton

Order Book 8; P. 378; April Court 1855

 

Horatio Ecton heirs vs. Margaret Ecton

Order Book 8; P. 484; July Court 1855

 

Horatio Ecton heirs vs. Horatio Ecton Admin

Order Book 8; P. 510; July Court 1855

 

Horatio Ecton’s Heirs vs. Horatio Ecton’s Admin. ………..Equity

Order Book 10; P. 130; May Court 1859

 

C. W. Boone and wife on petition

Partition of 46 acres of land allotted to Margaret Ecton widow of Horatio Ecton dec., as dower be made to petitioners…. Jeptha Hunt ….Simeon P. Hunt ..Martha A. Boone, Lydia Ecton, Lucy Ann Baxter and Amanda J. Martin …. commissioners make this division and report …continued

Order Book 12; P. 53; November Court 1864

 

Comm. Buckner made a deed of partition to Jeptha Hunt …to Simeon P. Hunt …to Martha A. Boone, Lydia Ecton, Lucy Ann Baxter and Amanda J. Martin …plaintiffs to pay for services ….

Order Book 12; P. 143; May Court 1865

Ecton, HubDeath of Hub EctonHub Ecton, of this city, died Friday night after a long illness of paralysis, aged forty-four years. He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Horsley, of Madison, Indiana. He is also survived by his father, John Ecton, and four brothers, Hampton, Rodney, Brack and Stuart Ecton, and one sister, Mrs. Carroll Azbill. The remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery Sunday afternoon with services at the grave by Eld. J.H. MacNeill. The following were pall bearers: R.C. Prewitt, J.C. Bryant, Lee Vice, Clay Frisbie, Will Caskie and S.V. Alexander.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, November 15, 1910

 

East Four Mile – Mr. Hub Ecton died at his home in Winchester, Saturday of paralysis. He was buried Sunday at the family burying ground on the Ruckerville pike.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, November 22, 1910

Ecton, JamesFatal Accident.James Ecton, One Of Our Most Prominent Citizens Found Dead.

Supposed to Have Been Kicked By a Horse.

Our community was shocked Friday morning by an accident that resulted in the death of James Ecton, one of our most prominent and popular citizens. No one saw it and consequently no one knows exactly what occurred. He was found in his stable lot dead or nearly so. His saddle was lying on the ground near by and a bridle was grasped in his hand. There was a bruise on the forehead or temple, and a large piece of flesh was torn from the back of the hand. The supposition is that he attempted to catch the horse and that the animal probably bit him and then kicked him in the stomach.

The funeral was preached at the family residence by Rev. B. B. Bailey and the remains were interred in the cemetery.

The deceased was   sixty-one years old and leaves a wife, formerly Miss Flynn; also two sons, Walter and Ernest, and one daughter, Miss Rachel.

He was plain and outspoken in all his dealings, perfectly frank and fair and singularly free from deceit. His popularity was attested by the fact that he filled the desirable office of Jailor for several terms. He was a good business man and had accumulated a comfortable property. During the civil war he cast his lot with the confederacy and made a good soldier. He was a member of Roger Hanson Camp of confederate Veterans, which attended his funeral in a body.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, January 9, 1900

 

A Tribute to James Ecton.

The Confederate Veterans were called together on Saturday morning last to pay their last tribute to comrade James Ecton. Yesterday the shield and buckler of his family, a robust and buoyant figure in our midst, “a man among men,” today he sleeps with the silent majority who have crossed over the river to rest under the shade of the trees.” The thin gray line is growing thinner, and when this stalwart soldier fell the gap in the ranks was left unfilled. As death claims a victim we cannot “close to the right” without leaving the left exposed, James Ecton walked among us the very embodiment of splendid manhood and soldierly virtues. Tried and true friend and comrade, hail! And farewell. “After life’s fitful fever may you sleep well.” To the stricken family we offer our sincere sympathy, and direct that this be spread on our records and that it be published in our papers.

Leeland Hathaway, Rodney Haggard, B. F. Curtis, R. P. Scobee, Comm.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, January 12, 1900

Ecton, JamesThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 10-19-1911Ecton, James                            AAAccidentally KilledJames Ecton, colored, of this city, went to Lexington a few days ago and while there Wednesday attempted to jump on a moving wagon loaded with brick. His foot slipped and he fell under the wagon the wheels passing over his stomach. He was taken to the hospital where he died that night.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 8, 1897

 

Crushed Under a Wagon

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 7.—James Ecton, colored, while trying to board a wagon loaded with brick, Wednesday, fell under the wheels. His entrails were crushed out. He will die.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 12, 1897

Ecton, James Allen (Jim)The Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-11, 3-13-1972Ecton, James T.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-7-1929Ecton, James WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-5-1939Ecton, Jas. S. (Buck)EctonMr. Jas. S. (Buck) Ecton died suddenly at his home in this county, early Sunday morning, of heart failure, aged 80 years. He leaves a wife and several grown children. The remains were interred in the Winchester cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday. Services at the grave Mr. Ecton was a highly respected old citizen, and his family has the deepest sympathy of all in their loss.

The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, October, 17, 1907

Ecton, Jas. S. Sr.Died—At his residence on Four Mile Creek, Friday, of pneumonia, superinduced by the prevailing influenza, Jas. S. Ecton, Sr., aged 70 years. Deceased was well known in this county, where he spent most of his life, though the past few years were spent in Missouri. His first wife was Miss Susan Poindexter and the latter, to whom he was married less than a year ago, and who survived him was Mrs. Frances Estes.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 29, 1890.

 

Rev. J. I. Wills will preach the funeral of the late Jas. S. Ecton, at Allansville Baptist church, at 11 A. M. , March 23.

The Democrat, Wednesday, March 12, 1890.

 

Death of Mrs. Collingsworth.

Mrs. Frazer Collingsworth died May 22nd, at the home of Woodson Owen at Missouri, of cancer, aged eighty-four years. She was originally Miss Frances Rainey, a native of this county. In early life she married Minor Griggs. They lived together until past middle age, and by industry and economy, accumulated a competence. The husband finally sickened and died and Mrs. Griggs, after the conventional time of mourning had elapsed, married William Estis.   The angel of death passed that way again, and again Mrs. Estis was a widow. Fully believing that it is not good for either man or woman to be alone, she again stood before nuptial altar, this time with Jas. Ecton. Before many years had elapsed, she followed his remains to their last resting place, but nothing daunted, she again laid aside her widow’s weeds, this time at the solicitation of Rev. Smith V. Potts.   Death is not respecter of persons, and it was not very long before he, too, was gathered to his fathers, leaving a disconsolate widow. Still convinced that marriage is not a failure, and longing for the strong arm of a younger husband to support her declining Frazer Collingsworth, a young man who worked for her. For various reasons this marriage was not a happy one, and the groom left after squandering much of his wife’s possessions. She shortly afterward obtained a divorce from him and some time ago went to Missouri. It was reported here that she had married again a few months ago, but it is said to be untrue.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 6, 1902.

Ecton, JohnDied-At his residence in Audrain County, Mo., on May 26th, John Ecton, formerly of Clark, aged 62 years.The Clark County Democrat   6-2-1880Ecton, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-5-1927Ecton, John C.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-17, 9-18, 9-20-1920Ecton, John TomJOHN TOM ECTON, a well-known resident of Ford and vicinity, was run over and killed by a train on the K. C. road yesterday morning. He was a veteran of the late war, a member of Company “A.” 20th Ky. Federal Infantry, commanded by Capt. Sam Parish, and afterward by Tucker Beckner, and of which W. W. Attersall was Lieutenant.The Democrat, Wednesday, March 22, 1893.Ecton, John WesleyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-11-1931Ecton, Joseph J.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-25, 2-27-1928Ecton, KathleenThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-7, 11-8-1997Ecton, LauraThe Winchester Sun     Fri., 2-7-1936Ecton, LisleDeathsLisle Ecton died at his home on the Ironworks pike Thursday morning, Oct. 27, of heart trouble, aged about 46 years. The remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery Friday morning. Funeral services at the grave by Rev. Richard French.   The deceased belonged to one of the best families of the county, being the youngest child of the late Francis and Amanda Ecton. He was a man of generous heart and noble impulses, upright in his dealings with men and popular wherever known. Two brothers, Rufus and Frank Ecton, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Baldwin and Miss Nannie Ecton survive.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Nov. 3, 1904

Ecton, LucindaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-9-1936Ecton, MargaretWill Book 1, Page 127Dated: June 6, 1863

Recorded: April 25, 1864,   (partly proven) April 29, 1864

 

Boone & wife & co. vs. Sam G. Stewart & co.

Record copy of Margaret Ecton’s Executor and copy of her last will and testament filed August 21st 1868 noted this day.

Order Book 13; P. 295; August Court 1868

 

John H. Locknane appointed a trustee to receive and take all that John C. Ecton is entitled under the will of his mother, Margaret Ecton decd……

Order Book 14; P. 60; May Court 1870

Ecton, Martha                       AAThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-10-1934Ecton, Mary M.Age 3, female, she was born in Clark County, KY, her father was Burgess Ecton, she died in Clark County, KY on February 17, 1855 of scarlet fever.CCKDEcton, Matt                             AAThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-15-1934Ecton, MilesThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 8-17-1911Ecton, MinnieDeathsMiss Minnie Ecton, aged about eighteen years, died at her home in this city Friday of flux. She was the daughter of C. Ecton. The remains were buried near Hedges, the funeral services being conducted by Dr. B. B. Bailey.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Aug., 4, 1903

Ecton, Mrs. AliceDied-Sunday, at Peculiar, Mo., Mrs. Alice Ecton, wife of Almanzer D. Ecton. She was the daughter of the late Gordon Mullins, of this county, and has numerous relatives here.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, March 16, 1894.Ecton, Mrs. Alpha SummersThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-17, 2-18-1995Ecton, Mrs. AmandaDeath Of Mrs. EctonMrs. Amanda Ecton, widow of the late Francis Ecton, died at her home near this city Sunday, aged nearly eighty-seven years, of the decay incident to old age. The remains were buried yesterday afternoon in the Winchester cemetery, services at the grave by Rev. Richard French. Before her marriage she was a Miss Lisle, the daughter of James Lisle, and of a large family, one brother Clairborne Lisle, is the only survivor. The following children survive her: Mrs. Sallie Baldwin, Miss Nannie Ecton, Rufus, Frank and Lisle Ecton. The deceased was a woman of strong character, and during a long and useful life, she made many friends who will regret her death.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Jan. 20, 1903

 

Ecton

The funeral of Mrs. Amanda Ecton took place from her late residence on the Ironworks pike, Monday at two o’clock p. m. Services at the grave in the cemetery, conducted by Rev. Richard French, of the Baptist church. The pall-bearers were Walter Ecton, E. E. Ecton, Clarence Ecton, Rufus Lisle, Lee Baldwin, A. R. Baldwin. Her husband, Francis Ecton, died about 15 years ago. Rufus and Lisle, her sons, Mrs. Sallie Baldwin and Miss Nannie Ecton, her daughters, survive. A good mother has gone. Her maiden name was Lisle and her age 87.

The Winchester Sentinel   Wed., Jan. 21, 1903

Ecton, Mrs. BertieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-19, 4-20-1955Ecton, Mrs. Doris RaynesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-15-1956Ecton, Mrs. EllenDied—At her home near this city Monday night, of a complication of diseases, Mrs. Ellen Ecton, wife of W. Frank Ecton, aged 30 years. She leaves four children, three boys and one girl, ranging in age from fifteen years to three and one-half months. The funeral was preached at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon by Revs. C. B. Clark and L. D. Beck and the remains interred in the cemetery here.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, September 6, 1893Ecton, Mrs. Florence AllanThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-5-1925Ecton, Mrs. Florence CombsThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-29-1967Ecton, Mrs. Flossie Leola WallaceThe Winchester Sun Fri., 10-23-1981Ecton, Mrs. Georgia Mae AshurstThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-2, 4-3-1947Ecton, Mrs. Grace NoelThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-15-1995Ecton, Mrs. Harriett PenroseThe Winchester Sun Fri., 5-18-1951Ecton, Mrs. Henrietta BradleyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-30, 1-31-1980Ecton, Mrs. Ida E.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-6-1923Ecton, Mrs. JohnDeath of Mrs. EctonMrs. John Ecton died yesterday morning at her home on West Broadway of a complication of diseases, aged sixty-three years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Carroll Abzill, and five sons, Rodney, Hub, Brack, Hampton and Stuart Ecton. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the hour of going to press.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, April 5, 1910

 

Burial of Mrs. Ecton

Mrs. Nancy Ecton, who died Monday was buried in the Winchester cemetery the following day, funeral services being held at the residence by Eld. J.W. Harding. Besides her husband, five sons and a daughter, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Mattie Haggard and one brother, Miles Locknane of California. The pall bearers were: John Green, Dillard McKinney, A.T. Monroe, B.A. Ogden, Shelt Hukill and John Greening.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, April 8, 1910

Ecton, Mrs. LenaThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-16-1953Ecton, Mrs. Lena BiggerstaffThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-22, 8-23-1927Ecton, Mrs. LucindaDeath of Mrs. EctonMrs. Lucinda Ecton, probably the oldest citizen of Winchester, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. G.W. Strother, on Boone Avenue, yesterday morning, aged ninety-three years. Some time ago she fell, suffering severe injuries from which she never recovered and these is together with the decay incident to extreme old age probably caused her death. The funeral will be held at 10:30 o’clock this morning at the family residence conducted by Rev. Richard French, assisted by Revs. T.J. Porter and J.H. MacNeill and the remains will be interred in the Winchester cemetery. Before her marriage she was Miss Redmon and during her long and useful life she enjoyed the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She is survived by one son, Senator C.B. Ecton, and two daughters, Mrs. G.W. Strother, Mrs. Mattie Scott, and Jas. T. Ecton, of this county, a step son. She lived to see her descendants to the fourth generation. The following acted as pall bearers: G.B. Strother, H.T. Strother, Roy Scott, T. Strother Scott, C.B. Ecton, Jr., and Joe Ecton.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, December 16, 1910

Ecton, Mrs. LydiaDied—Yesterday morning of typhoid fever, Mrs. Lydia Ecton, wife of Thos. Ecton, who lives near Dodge, aged about sixty-five years. Funeral this morning at Ephesus by Rev. Richard French and burial at the old Horatio Ecton graveyard. She was a Miss Ecton before her marriage. She leaves three children, Mrs. Bettie Shepherd, of Missouri, Wm. Ecton and Miss Sallie Ecton, of this county.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 3, 1895Ecton, Mrs. Mabel G.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-14-1987Ecton, Mrs. Margaret GravittThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-4, 4-5-1990Ecton, Mrs. Martha C.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-1-1935Ecton, Mrs. Martha LouThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-31, 11-1-1963Ecton, Mrs. Mary E.Age 19, female, she was a housewife, she was born in Clark County, KY, her parents were David and Mary Haggard, she lived in Clark County, KY, she died in Clark County, KY, June 7, 1860 of Consumption.CCKDEcton, Mrs. Mary ElizabethThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-16-1918Ecton, Mrs. Mary ElizabethThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-17-1919Ecton, Mrs. Mary KatherineMcConnaugheyThe Winchester Sun Wed., 9-26, 9-27-2007Ecton, Mrs. Mary VirginiaPassed awayDeath of Mrs. Virginia Ecton – One of our best loved women gone to her eternal reward

Death is robbed of much of its terrors when we have good reason to believe that it is but a transition from this world to a higher, better and happier one. Such a death was that of Mrs. Mary Virginia Ecton, who died at her home on Washington street, Wednesday morning of erysipelas, aged sixty-five years. She was a daughter of the late Col. Francis Flournoy Jackson, of this county, and was raised at Jackson’s Ferry on the Kentucky River. In the stirring times of the early days of the Civil war she was an ardent Southern sympathizer and many recruits to the ranks of the Confederate army were enlisted through her zeal and influence. She had always taken a great interest in the Confederate Veteran Association and the local camp will attend the funeral in a body. In 1863 she married William H. Ecton, who, at his death, ten years ago, was one of Winchester’s leading merchants. She leaves three children, Mrs. E.S. Jouett and Miss Laura Ecton, of this city, and Mr. H.D. Ecton, of Minneapolis, Minn. The latter was summoned by the       very serious character that his mother’s illness assumed from the beginning, but did       not arrive until after her death. The funeral will be preached this afternoon in the First Presbyterian church, services being conducted by Elds. J.H. MacNeill, of this city, and C.J. Armstrong, of Troy, New York, and the remains will be buried in the Winchester cemetery. The following will act as pall bearers: W.P. Azhill, M.T. McEldowney, Dr. Isaac Browne, W.S. Massie, B.R. Jouett, and Dr. C.H. Rees. The honorary pall bearers will be J.M. Benton, W.M. Harding, B.F. Curtis, S.D. Goff, N.P. VanMeter, and W.P. Winn. She was a woman of very firm convictions and would make no compromise with what she believed was not right. For this reason she was found in the front rank of every fight made for civic righteousness and the betterment of municipal conditions. While deeply imbued with Christian charity, she firmly believed in her own church and was intensely interested in all the avenues through which its activities found expression. Above all, she believed that good existed in the most depraved, and the prisoner in confinement had no better friend than she. At the age of thirteen years she united with the Christian church and has lived a consistent Christian life ever since. Her life was devoted to good deeds, to the uplifting of the sinful and downtrodden and to the betterment of the social conditions of the community. Her example is a bright and shining one that all may emulate but few can equal.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, December 18, 1908

 

Will probated

The will of Mrs. Mary Virginia Ecton was probated yesterday. It was dated May 16, 1899, and left the home place to her daughter, Laura, for life with remainder to her other two children, H.D. Ecton and Mrs. E.S. Jouett. Should Laura marry her life interest is to cease and the property be equally divided. She also left Laura $1,250, the testator’s portion of her husband’s life insurance; also all household effects, silver, china, pictures etc. Miss Laura Ecton qualified as executrix with E.S. Jouett as surety.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, December 29, 1908

Ecton, Mrs. Minnie                 AAThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-2, 7-31-1925Ecton, Mrs. Minnie DentonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-7, 6-8-1976Ecton, Mrs. MollieDied—Monday, at her home in Montgomery county, of consumption, Mrs. Wm. Ecton, aged forty-one years. She leaves a husband and four children. Before her marriage she was Miss Mollie Ramey.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 24, 1895Ecton, Mrs. MollieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-12-1928Ecton, Mrs. Mollie AllenThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-25-1929Ecton, Mrs. Mollie WebbThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-5, 9-6-1997Ecton, Mrs. Nancy GreyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-1, 7-2-1968Ecton, Mrs. Olivia AllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-14-1944Ecton, Mrs. Pauline JonesThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-7-1923Ecton, Mrs. PollyLocknaneDied, May 2, Mrs. Polly Ecton. Burial Wednesday in the family graveyard. She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., May 5, 1904

Ecton, Mrs. R.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-5, 11-25-1918Ecton, Mrs. SarahDied-At her home in this city, Friday of consumption, Mrs. Sarah Ecton, aged about thirty years.   She was Miss Grinnell, daughter of the late Henry Grinnell. She leaves a husband and little girl to mourn her death. The funeral was preached Sunday at the family residence by Eld. John Smith, and the remains were buried in the Ecton graveyard.The Winchester Democrat   Tue., May 9, 1899Ecton, Mrs. Sidney F.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-21-1941Ecton, Mrs. Sudie RamseyThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-13, 6-15-1942Ecton, Mrs. TheodoreThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-4-1927Ecton, Mrs. VirginiaThe Winchester Sun     Fri., 2-7-1936Ecton, NancyThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 4-20-1911Ecton, Nancy BelleA false reportIn some unknown way the rumor has gained currency in Frankfort in the past few days that little Nancy Belle Ecton, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Ecton, who formerly lived here but are not living in Winchester, had died, but the many warm friends and admirers of little Miss Ecton will be delighted to know that the rumor was a cruel mistake. She is alive and as charming as ever. Mr. and Mrs. Ecton had the misfortune to lose their infant daughter about two weeks ago and that probably started the rumor about Miss Nancy. – Frankfort News

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, December 20, 1910

Ecton, NannieFemale, she was born in Clark County, KY, her parents were James and Rebecca Ecton, her parents were both from Clark County, KY, she lived in Clark County, KY, she died in Clark County, KY, she died June 27, 1874, she died of strychnine poisoning.CCKDEcton, NannieThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-18, 12-19, 12-26-1912Ecton, Oscar C.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-10-1994Ecton, Oscar H. (Red)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-18-1987Ecton, Oscar LeeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-17, 2-18-1972Ecton, PorterDIED-At his home at Rich Hill, Mo., Saturday, Porter Ecton, aged nineteen years. He was a son of Gilson Ecton, formerly of this county.   The latter was a son of the late Francis Ecton.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, June 25, 1895.

 

“Jailer” James Ecton left yesterday for Rich Hill, Mo., to attend the burial of his nephew, Porter Ecton.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, June 25, 1895.

 

JAS ECTON has returned from Missouri where he went to attend the funeral of his nephew, Porter Ecton. His death was a peculiar one. He was having an old well deepened and at an early hour in the morning went down to see how the work was progressing. He was overcome by the foul gas in the bottom of the well. He fell and the young man who was holding the ladder went down to rescue him was also overcome and died. Another man who tried to rescue the bodies was almost overcome but succeeded in getting out.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 12, 1895.

Ecton, Robert StonestreetDeath of Robert Ecton.Four weeks ago last Tuesday, while returning from a ball game, a difficulty arose in which Henry Besuden and Robert Stonestreet Ecton were each shot by Lee Bates, a young Negro.

Besuden quickly recovered, but Mr. Ecton, after an heroic struggle for life finally succumbed and Tuesday morning he died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. G. W. Strother, where he was taken when shot and where he had since remained.

Public sympathy was greatly aroused and during his days of suffering inquiries concerning his condition were numerous and earnest. Everything that medical skill could suggest was done, but the end was apparent from the beginning to those skilled in such wounds.

The funeral was held Wednesday at the Methodist Church, the funeral services being conducted by the pastor Rev. G. H. Means, and the remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery. The funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen in our city and attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

He was the son of Chas. B. Ecton and wife, was about thirty years of age, and of a quiet, modest disposition. He was unmarried and leaves a father, mother, brothers and sister besides a host of friends.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 23, 1902

 

Circuit Court

The most important case is that of Lee Bates, the young negro, who will be tried for the murder of Robert Ecton and the shooting of Henry Besuden.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Sept. 19, 1902

 

Circuit Court

The most important case of the term was that of Lee Bates charged with the murder of Robert Ecton.   His attorney, J. M. Stevenson, made strenuous efferts for a continuance, but without avail, and the trial began Wednesday afternoon.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Oct. 3, 1902

 

The Verdict.

For several days the attention of the Circuit Court has been engrossed by the trial of Lee Bates, colored, for the murder of Robert Ecton. The evidence was concluded Friday, and John M. Stevenson, the defendant’s attorney, made a very effective speech for his client. Court then adjourned until the following morning, when Col. Charlie Bronston spoke for the prosecution. The case was then given to the jury, but as hour after hour passed, it was rumored that the jury could not agree.

Shortly before dark they agreed on a verdict of manslaughter and fixed the punishment at two years in the penitentiary. It developed afterward that nine of the jury were in favor of acquittal and the other three for imprisonment from twenty-one years down.

The decision was a surprise to many who had expected a severe sentence, and rumors of an attempt at lynching reached the ears of the Court and Sheriff. To prevent anything of this kind, Judge Benton had the prisoner brought before him and sentenced him. Deputy Sheriff Stokely put him in a buggy and carried him to Flanagan in time to catch the L. & N. train for Richmond where he was lodged in jail that night, and from whence he was carried to Lexington next day.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 7, 1902

 

Circuit Court

The trial of Lee Bates, charged with the murder of Robert Ecton was called. There was some difficulty in getting a jury. The following gentlemen were finally empanelled:   Jas. McCourt, Wm. Harris, C. G. Bush, Marion Dawson, Henry Wright, W. P. Azbill, J. B. Carroll, W. E. Dean, Sam F. Moore, B. F. Tapp, Ab Haggard, Johnson Aldridge. The prosecution was assisted by Charlie Bronston of Lexington.   The defense was conducted by J. M. Stevenson. The jury rendered a verdict late Saturday evening giving him two years in the penitentiary.

It is said that nine of the jury were for acquittal but agreed for the lowest penalty. The jurors were all discharged. The term is practically ended.

The Winchester Sentinel     Wed. Oct. 8, 1902

Ecton, Rodney E.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-13-1935Ecton, RufusThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-29-1926Ecton, Sallie Thornton BushThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-10-1990Ecton, SallyThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-23-1928Ecton, SmallwoodAge 69, male, he was a widower, he was a farmer, he was born in Virginia, Parents were Druscilla and Francis Ecton. He lived in Clark County, KY, he died January 29, 1855 of consumption.CCKDEcton, SmallwoodThe last will and testament of Smallwood Ecton dec. was produced in open court and proven according to law by the oaths of Thomas Hart and Michael Flynn witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded.Order Book 11; P. 262; April Court 1844

 

Sally Acton came personally into court and declares that she is dissatisfied with the provision of the will made by her deceased husband, Smallwood Acton, for her and declares that she will not take or accept the provision made for her by said will or any part thereof and renounces all benefit that she might claim by said will; therefore ordered that Ellis Dean, P. B. Winn, John W. Redman and Richard Duerson or any three of them being appointed commissioners after being first sworn to allot said Sally Acton her dower in the estate of her deceased husband and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 11; P. 263; April Court 1844

 

On motion of Burgess Ecton one of the executors named in the last will and testament of Smallwood Ecton dec. who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security whereupon he together with Thomas Ecton and Michael Flynn entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $10000 conditioned as the law directs – Thomas Ecton the other executor named in said will came personally into court and declined qualifying as such.

Order Book 11; P. 266; April Court 1844

 

Ordered that Ellis Dean, P. B. Winn, John Redman and Richard Duerson or any three of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Smallwood Ecton dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 11; P. 266; April Court 1844

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Smallwood Ecton dec. was produced in court approved of in order to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 273; May Court 1844

 

Allotment of dower to Nancy Ecton widow of Smallwood Ecton dec. in real and personal estate of said descendant was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 273; May Court 1844

 

State of Kentucky Clarke County Court August term 1844

Be it remembered that on this 26th day of August 1844 satisfactory proof was made before said court in open court by the oaths of Samuel Hanson, Thomas Hart and Burgess Acton that Nancy Acton is the widow of Smallwood Acton Sr. dec. late of Clarke County aforesaid, and that said Smallwood Acton Sr. was the identical person to whom a pension of $30 a year was granted by a pension certificate issued from the War Office of the United States signed by Lewis Cass secretary of war and counter signed by James L. Edwards by the name of J. L. Edwards commissioner of pensions and bearing date on the sixth day of June 1834 and numbered 26816 granting to said Smallwood Acton Sr. a pension at the rate of $30 per annum during his natural life, which pension certificate was produced to said court by said Nancy Acton and it was further proved to said court by said Hanson, Hart, and Burgess Acton that the identical Smallwood Acton Sr. in said pension certificate mentioned died on the 25th day of March 1844 and that the said Nancy Acton still survives and remains unmarried and a widow and this court now here certifies that said Hanson, Hart, and Burgess Acton are all and each of them ___of fair character and entirely credibly and fully entitled to credit on both and said witnesses further proved to the satisfaction to said court that at the time of his death the said Smallwood Acton Sr. resided in the county of Clarke aforesaid and that said Nancy Acton now resides in said county and the pension certificate above mentioned reads in the words and figures following to wit.

War Department

Revolutionary Claim

I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 7th June 1832 Smallwood Acton of the state of Kentucky who was a private in the war of the revolution is entitled to receive $30 – cents per annum during his natural life commencing on the 4th of March 1831 and payable semi annually on the 4th of March and 4th of September in every year given at the War Office of the United States this sixth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty four. Examined and counter signed Lewis Cass Secretary of War J. L. Edwards commissioner of pensions.

Order Book 11; P. 286; August Court 1844

 

Amount of sales of the estate of Smallwood Ecton dec. was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 288; August Court 1844

 

Settlement with Burgess Ecton executor of the estate of Smallwood Ecton dec was produced in court and ordered to be filed.

Order Book 11; P. 320; January Court 1845

 

Settlement with Burgess Ecton dec. being filed at last court was again produced to court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 328; February Court 1845

 

Petition in the land   ….Smallwood Ecton dec., Samuel Stuart is commissioner …

Order Book 8; P. 402; May Court 1855

Ecton, Stewart (Pud)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-31, 9-1-1934Ecton, TheodoreThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-4-1950Ecton, Thomas ChristopherThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-18, 11-20-1961Ecton, W. FrankThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-12-1924Ecton, W. H.The Winchester Sun     Fri., 2-7-1936Ecton, W. W.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-13-1956Ecton, Walter (Horse)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-9-1956Ecton, Walter Guerrant (8-Ball)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-28-2011Ecton, Walter IshmaelThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-8, 7-10-1961Ecton, Will B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-10, 1-11-1964Ecton, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-6, 5-7-1971Ecton, William F. (Uncle Buck)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-26-1916Ecton, William H.Death of W. H. Ecton.Everybody in the city and nearly everybody in the county knew William H. Ecton, and all who knew him liked him. Hence his death, although not unexpected, was a shock to our people. For many years he had suffered from rheumatism and of late his heart had failed to properly perform its functions and dropsy had ensued. At an early hour Friday morning the end came without pain, and with all his faculties unimpaired to the last moment, he passed to the Great Beyond.

He was born in this county sixty-one years ago and had always lived here. He had been in various kinds of business but for a number of years he had been a leader in the clothing business. Many years ago he united with the Christian Church and had lived as a Christian man should. At the time of his death he was a deacon and had been for a long time previous.

The funeral was preached at the First Christian church by Eld. I. J. Spencer, of Lexington, and the remains were carried to the cemetery for interment. The audience was one of the largest ever assembled in the Church.

He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Jennie Jackson, a son, H. Dewees Ecton, of Minneapolis, Minn., and two daughters, Mrs. E. S. Jouett and Miss Laura Ecton, of this city, to mourn their great loss, and to whom we extend sympathy in their hour of trouble.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, June 14, 1898

 

Administrator’s Sale of Clothing, Etc.

The administrator’s sale of the late W. H. Ecton’s stock of clothing, hats and men’s furnishings is advertised in this issue. Everything will be sold regardless of the sacrifice, and as the stock is fresh and up to date, it will present perhaps, the greatest opportunity for bargains ever known in Winchester in this line.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 17, 1898

 

The will of W. H. Ecton was dated February 13, 1894. He leaves all his property to his wife during her life or widowhood with revision to his children. His daughter, Laura, is to live with her mother and her expenses are to be paid out of the estate.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, June 28, 1898

Ecton, William HarveyThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-4-1976Ecton, William W. (Bill)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-24, 3-25-1998Ecton, William WallerThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-1, 3-3-1943Ecton, WoodyDeath Of Woody EctonWoody Ecton died at his home on East Broadway, Wednesday evening, of Bright’s disease, aged fifty-six years. The burial will take place this morning at ten o’clock in the Winchester cemetery, with services at the grave by Revs. B. B. Bailey and Richard French.

Mr. Ecton was a son of James Ecton and leaves six brothers, Ahnanza, James, John, Hubbard, Gay and Al. and one sister, Dee, all of whom are in the West, and with the exception of the first named, their location is unknown. He also leaves a wife, formerly Miss Mollie Allan, daughter of the late Judge Allan, a son, Frank A., and a daughter Sudie, to mourn his loss.

He was one of our best citizens and had many friends who will regret to hear of his death.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., June 26, 1903

Ecton, ZipporahDeath of Miss Ecton.Miss Zipporah Ecton died yesterday morning, December 12th, at the residence of her mother near this city, after a long illness of heart disease, aged fifty-six years. Funeral at the residence this afternoon at one o’clock by Rev. B. B. Bailey and burial in the Winchester cemetery. She was a good Christian woman, cheerful, kind and patient and has gone to the reward she so richly deserves.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 13, 1898

Edan, Ora M.The Winchester Sun,   Fri., 1-21-1921Eddins, MarshallCashier’s Son SuicidedFrankfort, Ky., April 6

Marshall Eddins, aged 20, son of Cashier Richard Eddins, of the Deposit bank at Bagdad, Shelby county, committed suicide by shooting himself. No cause is assigned for the deed.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., April 10, 1900

Eddins, Mrs. J. T.A Bride DiedPrinceton, Ky.,   Dec. 14

Mrs. J. T. Eddins died Thursday evening after a brief illness. She was formerly Miss Emma Long, of Middletown, and she was well known in Cincinnati. She had been married but three months.

The Winchester Democrat Tue., Dec. 18, 1900

Edds, Mrs. Betty JoThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-1-2010Eddy, Chester F.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-25, 10-26-1979Edelen, Annie                        AAAt Lebanon Friday night Annie Edelen, colored, was on a coal car stealing coal. When the train moved off she attempted to get off and was thrown beneath the wheels, her head and right arm being severed from the body.The Winchester Democrat.   Tuesday, March 2, 1897.Edelen, George (G. I.)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-28-2002Edelen, Mrs. Mollie CissellKilled by worm seed oilLouisville woman third victim of vermifuge poisoning known

Louisville, Ky., – A victim of a rare poisoning, Mrs. Mollie Cissell Edelen, wife of John T. Edelen, a retired grocer, succumbed to the effects of an overdose of worm seed oil at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth hospital. Hers is said to be the third fatality from an overdose of the drug in the history of medical science. Mrs. Edelen took a dose of worm medicine, which she had often administered, it is said, to her children. She was seized with severe vomiting spells and a few hours later she lost her sense of hearing. In 12 hours from the time she was seized with the vomiting she lost her sense of speech, and a few minutes later she became unconscious, in which state she remained until she died.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, November 13, 1906

Edelen, R. HogueThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-15-1932Edelen, Thomas LewisThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-18-1925Eden, James EdgarThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-3, 9-10-1935Eden, Mrs. Linda OsborneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-6-2003Eden, TomThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-26-1912Edgar, C. GoodloeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-9-1932Edgar, CharlesThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-20, 12-2-1916Clark County Republican   Fri. 12-8-1916Edgar, Lee                               AAThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-31-1922Edgar, Mrs. Emma McClureThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-2-1916Clark County Republican   Fri. 12-8-1916Edgar, Mrs. Mary GoodloeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-27-1934Edgar, SamuelThomson Station Items-Died-At the residence of Mrs. Charlotte Nelson, on the 12th inst., Samuel Edgar, age about 85 years.The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 6-16-1880Edgar, Samuel H.Death Of Samuel H. EdgarLouisville, Ky., Nov. 3

A dispatch received Sunday night from Mont Clair, N. J., announced the death there of Samuel H. Edgar, second vice-president of the Louisville & Nashville railroad.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Nov. 7, 1902

Edge, BlancheDied, of pneumonia, on the 4th inst., Blanche, daughter of Logan Edge and wife, aged four years. The remains were interred in the Richardson burying ground in Estill county. The parents have the sympathy of our community.The Winchester Democrat   Fri., March 9, 1900Edge, Charles ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-2-1968Edge, Charlie ClayThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-2, 1-3-1986Edge, Clayton WayneThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-23, 3-24-2010Edge, Lloyd RayThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-15-1972Edge, Mrs. ByrdellaThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-8-1997Edge, Mrs. Gertrude HuletteThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-11-1972Edge, Mrs. Ida MaeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-4-1983Edge, Mrs. Mable C.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-8, 1-9, 1-11-1993Edge, Ray ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-17, 1-18-2006Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Tues., 1-17-2006Edge, SamuelDied—Wednesday night of pneumonia, at the residence of Robert Adams, Samuel Edge, aged about sixty years. He was a native of Madison county, but had lived here twenty-five years.The Winchester Democrat   Friday December 24, 1897Edger, Mrs. Mildred HowardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-8, 2-9-1971Edger, Mrs. Sallie HagginThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-29-1956Edgington, Charles B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-16, 3-17-1954Edgington, E. L. Jr.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-8, 9-9-1997Edgington, EphriamOld soldier deadEphriam Edgington, aged 65, died at his home in North Park, April 18th. Mr. Edgington was a Union soldier in the civil war; Company B, Third Kentucky infantry. He was severely wounded, from which he never entirely recovered. He leaves a wife, three sons, Allen, John and Samuel, one daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Eades. Rev. H.F. Dunigan, of Corbin, conducted the funeral services at the home. A large number of friends were present. Six of his comrades, Wm. Ogden, Thos. Hall, J.E. Wood, Henry Boone, F.F. Goodpaster and R.R. Perry, bore the coffin. It was his request. In the last hours of life, he talked all the time about the war and his soldier friends. He lived his soldier life over again. The last bugle call is sounded; taps are out, and our comrade sleeps his last sleep in our beautiful city of the dead.

The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, April 25, 1907

Edgington, Ernest L. Sr.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-31, 2-1-1977Edgington, Grant J.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-23, 7-24-1970Edgington, James FrederickThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-12-1935Edgington, John B.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-26, 8-27-1940Edgington, Mrs. Fanny ThompsonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-15-1924Edgington, Mrs. Nellie ManganThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-16, 12-17-1949Edgington, Mrs. Ruby J.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-1, 12-2-1995Edgington, Mrs. Sue BondThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-16, 1-17-1980Edgington, Mrs. ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-20-1915Edginton, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-18-1913Edgo, Mrs. MillieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-18-1924Edgo, Will                            AAThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-30-1926Edington, Mrs. Laura JordanThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-31-1928Edington, Mrs. LouisThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-19-1915Edison, Mrs. Jennie             AAThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-26-1941Edmanson, ParsonThomson Station ItemsThe sale made by Thomas Gordon administrator of Parson Edmanson’s estate was a complete success

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Tue., 3-4-1879

Edmenson, JamesJames Edmenson’s Heirs vs. M. B. Elkin &c …….Equity…………..continued

Order Book 12; P.18; July Court 1864

 

James Edminson’s Heirs vs. Malinda Elkin &c ………….Equity

…………..continued

Order Book 12; P. 85; November Court 1864

Order Book 12; P. 111; May Court 1865

Order Book 12; P. 212; July Court 1865

 

Master report filed

Order Book 12; P. 225; November Court 1865

 

Action submitted for judgment

Order Book 12; P. 240; November Court 1865

 

James Edmenson’s Heirs vs. Malinda B. Elkin …..Equity

……..no exceptions to reports …………

Order Book 12; P.258; November Court 1865

 

James Edmonson’s Heirs vs. Malinda B. Elkin &c ……………Equity

…………a deed to John N. Conkwright ……….certified for record.

Order Book 12; P. 309; November Court 1865

Edmiston, J. F.Crab Orchard, Ky., – J.F. Edmiston, aged 75 years died of paralysis of the brain after a brief illness. He was a merchant, having run a mercantile business at this place for about forty-five years. He was a brother of D.B. Edmiston, of the internal Revenue office at Louisville.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, May 17, 1910Edmonds, Allen A.A Sad DeathMr. Allen A. Edmonds, of Maysville, died Tuesday of small pox, after an illness of a few days.   Mr. Edmonds has for many years been associated with his uncle, Mr. Thos. A. Davis, of the Maysville Daily Ledger, and has long been noted as one of the finest printers in the country.   He leaves a wife to whom he was married but six weeks ago. He was a pure, noble, christian gentleman, and a universal favorite.

We join with his many other friends in lamenting his untimely decease, and to Mr. Davis and other relatives we extend our deepest sympathy.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., April 10, 1903

Edmonds, BetsyJoseph Blackwell’s heirs vs. Peter Ullery ………Equity……plaintiffs suggest death of plaintiffs James Blackwell, Agatha Jeffries, Octavia Chilton and Betsy Edmonds and rules awarded them against all the defendants herein to show cause why the suit should not be revived in the names of …………….

Order Book 12; P. 390; May Court 1866

Edmonds, EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-18-1933Edmonds, Henry Leon (Shake)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-26-2003Edmonds, Mrs. Alta StoneThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-10-1964Edmonds, Mrs. J. A.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-13-1941Edmonds, OpalThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-1-1934Edmondson, ArchibaldThe Last Will and Testament of Archibald Edmondson decd. to be recorded.Order Book 4; P. 475; March Court 1801

 

Motion of Aaron Lochlin and Linda Edmondson, executors of the estate of Archibald Edmondson decd. with Thomas Eubank security granted administration of said estate.

Order Book 4; P. 475; March Court 1801

 

Order for the appraisal of estate of Archibald Edmondson decd.

Order Book 4; P. 477; March Court 1801

 

Appraisal of the estate of Archibald Edmondson ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 514; August Court 1801

Edmondson, Ben                   AAOrdered that County Treasurer pay C.C. Haggard $3.50 for making coffin for Ben Edmonson (Negro).Order Book 16; Page 447; April Court 1874

Clark County Public Library, Microfilm

Edmondson, Jas. N.Brought To LexingtonThe remains of Jas. N Edmonson, formerly of this county, who died in San Antonio, Texas, a few days ago, were brought to Lexington for interment.

The Winchester Democrat Tue., Jan. 2, 1900

 

Resolutions Of Respect

The bar association of Dallas, Texas, unanimously passed a series of resolutions eulogistic of the life and character of the late Jas. Edmondson, a member of that bar who died recently.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Feb. 9, 1900

Edmondson, Mrs. Bobbie SueThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-10-1994Edmondson, Mrs. Roxie MaeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-17, 5-18-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Mon., 5-16-2005Edmondson, William H.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-30, 12-31-1996Edmonsom, SimThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-4-1944Edmonson, _________Nathan Edmonson Guardian on PetitionOrdered that Nathan Edmonson as guardian of Amanda Edmonson may spent some of the principal of her estate on her maintenance and education……

Order Book 14; P. 55; May Court 1870

Edmonson, Arch J.Died From Blood Poisoning.Mt. Sterling, Ky., Aug. 27.—Arch Edmonson, aged 78, died Thursday night from blood poisoning, the result of cutting his right hand with a scythe. He leaves a wife and family.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, August 30, 1898

 

Grassy Lick.

A. J. Edmonson died at his home here on the 25th inst., of blood poisoning caused by a small cut on the finger by a scythe. He would have been 74 years old in November. He lived many years in Clark county near Wades Mill. His funeral was preached by Revs. Johnston and Mitchell and was buried at Mt. Sterling.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, August 30, 1898

 

Died—Mr. Arch Edmonson, one of Montgomery county’s most respected and honored citizens, died Friday night of blood poisoning. Deceased was seventy-eight years old, and leaves a wife and one child. A few days ago he cut his right hand on a scythe, blood poisoning immediately set up, resulting in his death. He leaves a comfortable estate.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, August 30, 1898

Edmonson, BillieWades Mill Items-Died-At his home near this place on last Friday night, Mr. Billie Edmonson, aged 90 years. His funeral was preached at the Grassy Lick Church, by Rev. Mr. SouthgateThe Clark County Democrat     Wed., 6-2-1880Edmonson, CatherineCatherine Hunt & co. vs. C. J. Haggard & co.…..Lands divided into two lots the lands of which Catherine Edmonson and Nancy Hunt died, seized….convey jointly to Tillman Hunt and Catherine Hunt……..to Tillman the interests of Cynthia Broadders and the heirs of Elizabeth Potts in the lands of which Catherine Edmonson died, seized and also the interest of said Tillman in the lands of which Nancy Hunt died, seized and it appearing that the other heirs and devisees have failed to agree……cause continued.

Order Book 18; P. 214; November Court 1882

Edmonson, Catherine E.Will Book 1, Page 105Dated: March 29, 1862

Recorded: September, 1863

Edmonson, Earl E.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-12-1971Edmonson, JamesAge 76, male, he was married, he was a preacher, he was born in Clark Co., KY, he lived in Clark County, KY, his parents were Archibald and Malinda Edmonson who both were born in Maryland, he died in Clark County, KY, on September 9, 1861 of Gravel.CCKDEdmonson, JamesWants DamagesJames Edmonson, son of Col. Robert Edmonson has brought suit in the Federal Court of this State asking for $5,500 damages from the Pullman Car Company. Some time ago his brother, Sam Edmonson, died in Colorado and his remains were brought to this State for burial. James Edmonson being in charge of them. He alleges that on account of this negligence of the employees of the company in leaving him exposed to a draught, his health was greatly impaired, and in consequence he wants damages.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, March 18, 1898

 

Died

At San Antonio, Texas, Tuesday, Jas. Edmonson, aged about thirty years. He formerly lived in this county and was a son of Col. Robert E. Edmonson.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Dec. 29, 1899

Edmonson, John T.(Brother Dominic)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-2-1923Edmonson, MayDied-In Lexington, on the 24th inst., May, infant daughter of R. E. and Mary Edmonson.   The funeral will take place at the Christian Church in Winchester this morning at 10 o’clock, with services by Elders H. T. Wilson and J. W. Harding.The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 5-25-1881Edmonson, Mrs, DullieDeathsMrs. Dullie Edmonson, aged 84 years, died Sunday of neuralgia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. T. Gordon, near Pilot View. The funeral took place at the family residence Tuesday afternoon with services by Revs. William Rupard and Richard French and the remains were buried in the family grave yard at the old Simeon Boone place. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Edmonson leaves one son, Thomas C. Edmonson, of Cut Hand, Texas. She was an aunt of Columbus Thomson, O. P. Evans and Mrs. Mollie Scobee, of this city. Mrs. Edmonson was a member of the Baptist Church at Ephesus and a noble Christian woman.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thursday Dec. 10, 1903

Edmonson, Mrs. Mary E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-13-1948Edmonson, Mrs. PollyDied—At the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. M. Boone, Sunday, Mrs. Polly Edmonson aged about eighty years. Funeral yesterday afternoon by Rev. Richard French and buried in the family graveyard. She was a daughter of Rev. Thos. Boone. Her husband Rev. Jas. Edmonson has been dead many years. She leaves several children to mourn her loss. She had been a member of the Baptist church for many years and was a devoted Christian woman.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, March 5, 1895Edmonson, Mrs. Robert E.Death of Mrs. R.E. EdmonsonMrs. Robert E. Edmonson, of St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday and will be brought to Lexington for burial. She was a Miss Hadden, of Montgomery county, and a sister of Mrs. Byrd Kidd, recently deceased, of this city.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, December 14, 1906

Edmonson, Mrs. SallieDiedMrs. Sallie Edmonson died Saturday at her home near Grassy Lick, of stomach trouble, aged about seventy years. She was the widow of Archie Edmonson, formerly of this county, and the daughter of Alex Crawford, who also lived in this county. The funeral was preached by Rev. D. W. Robertson and the remains were taken to Mt. Sterling for burial.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., July 11, 1899

Edmonson, NathanUpper Stoner Items-The funeral of Rev. Nathan Edmonson took place at his late residence on last Friday, the Rev. Mr. Powers officiating. After services, the remains were interred in the family burying ground. Rev. Wm. Rupard delivered the last respects.The Semi-Weekly Sun     Tue., 1-28-1879

 

W. R. Gordan has been appointed Administrator of the estate of Nathan Edmonson, deceased, with Mrs. Dulie Edmonson and R. R. Gordon as sureties. George J. Hunt, Miner Hisle and T. J. Scott have been appointed appraisers of the estate.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 1-31-1879

Edmonson, R. E.Col. R.E. EdmonsonCol. R.E. Edmonson, of Kansas City, Mo., was here several days for the past week. Col. Edmonson was born and reared in this county. Two sisters live here, Mrs. Rupard, widow of the late Elder Wm. Rupard and Mrs. Sam Rupard. County Judge Evans claims the credit of starting Col. Edmonson on his career as an auctioneer. Evans claims that he allowed Edmonson to practice selling a yoke of oxen. He learned how, and Col. Edmonson is now the most noted live stock auctioneer in the United States. He owns a reach of five thousand acres in Texas, where he raises the finest grades of shorthorn cattle. He takes the Sun-Sentinel and says he appreciates it more than any paper in the United States.

The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, July 18, 1907

Edmonson, R. E.The Winchester News   Thur., 1-18-1912Edmonson, SamuelSamuel Edmonson, son of Col. Robt. Edmonson, formerly of this county died in Colorado, of consumption last week and the remains were buried at Lexington.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, July 7, 1896

 

Wants Damages

James Edmonson, son of Col. Robert Edmonson has brought suit in the Federal Court of this State asking for $5,500 damages from the Pullman Car Company. Some time ago his brother, Sam Edmonson, died in Colorado and his remains were brought to this State for burial. James Edmonson being in charge of them. He alleges that on account of this negligence of the employees of the company in leaving him exposed to a draught, his health was greatly impaired, and in consequence he wants damages.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, March 18, 1898

Edmonson, ThomasWill Book 1, Page 66Dated: January 25, 1860

Recorded: February, 1860

Edmonson, William M.Age 5 days, male, he was born in Clark County, KY, his parents were John and Mary Edmonson, he died in Clark County, KY, July 3, 1858 of pleurisy.CCKDEdmonston, ArchibaldWill Book 1, Page 206Dated: November 3, 1800

Recorded: March, 1801

Edmunds, CharlesFarmer Hangs Himself.Paducah, Ky., July 22.—Charles Edmunds, a well known young farmer of Vickburg, Livingston county, hanged himself in the corn crib of Robert Kendall, his neighbor. He was despondent over being unsuccessful in farming.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, July 26, 1898

Edmunds, W. A.Death of Dr. W. A. Edmunds.Versailles, Ky., Sept. 30.—Dr. W. A. Edmunds aged 76 years, of St. Louis, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Zach T. Sellers, where he had recently been making his home. He was formerly a prominent physician.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 4, 1898

Edward, infantThe Rev. Mr. Humphreys, of Mercer county, was called to Mt. Olivet, a little country church in Garrard county, to preach a very unique funeral Thursday. The remains of three were Mrs. Sallie Ison, aged sixty-eight years; Mrs. Mary Ison, aged forty-four, and the three months old infant of a Mr. Edward.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, February 19, 1897Edward, Mrs. LolaThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-29-1923Edwards, Aaron                       AAThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-14-1922Edwards, AlbertFatally Hurt By Falling SlateLouisa, Ky., Aug. 22

Albert Edwards was fatally hurt by falling slate in a coal mine a few miles from here. William Vanhoose was with him and his back was seriously injured. Edwards lived about three hours after the accident.

The Winchester Sentinel   Wed., Aug. 27, 1902

Edwards, AndrewsFell Into a Drift.HOPKINSVILLE, Ky., Feb. 17.-The body of Andrew Edwards, aged 26, was found near his home Wednesday morning where he had been frozen to death. He had left home Sunday, and not returning, a searching party was formed Tuesday. He had fallen in a three foot drift and his body was only discovered when the snow melted and exposed it to view.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, February 21, 1899.

Edwards, BetseyDefendant Henry Shrout filed his answer and suggested the death of John C. Mason and Ann E. Mason and that Samuel Shrout, Mary A. Hennon late Shrout, Delila Ullery late Shrout, Rebecca Shubright late Shrout, Susan McVey late Shrout, Elizabeth Setters late Shrout heirs at law of Caspar Shrout dec., and Thomas _____ ….. Noble Wright moved the court to set aside the judgment of the May Court …. Cause continued… Defendant Sarah Wooley suggest the death of James Blackwell, William Blackwell, Agatha Jeffries, Octavia O. Chilton and Betsey Edwards and on her motion ….Order Book 12; P. 240; November Court 1865Edwards, CathTHE WAR OF 1812 – PrivateThe Roll of Two Companies Raised in Clark County by Capt. James Sympson.

Company of Mounted Kentucky Volunteers under the Command of Capt. James Sympson. Left Winchester September 15th, 1814, and arrived at Urbana, Ohio on the 20th.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 2-21-1879

Edwards, CeliaFord Items-Died-Miss Celia Edwards, one of the most popular young ladies of our town.   Funeral by Rev. Mr. Gregory.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 7-20-1892Edwards, CharlesThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-22, 6-23, 7-11-1925Edwards, CharlesThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-19-1934Edwards, Charles E.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-7-1928Edwards, Charles G.The Winchester Sun     Wed., 1-15-1936Edwards, DaveThe Winchester Sun   9-8-1951Edwards, E. L.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-9-1920Edwards, EarlThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-26-2005Edwards, EdThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-28-1960Edwards, Emmett C.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-12-1967Edwards, F. C.The Winchester Sun     Fri., 11-10-1933Edwards, F. C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-20-1936Edwards, Floyd E.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-2, 5-4-1964Edwards, FrankThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-11-1939Edwards, Frank                     AALexington ItemsA negro by the name of Frank Edwards, dropped dead last Tuesday in Venable’s saloon: The verdict was, “came to his death by excessive use of liquor.”

The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 12-17-1879

Edwards, George WashingtonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-19-1946Edwards, GwenThe Winchester Sun     Mon., 12-18-1933Edwards, HarknessThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-13-1946Edwards, HenryThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-4-1937Edwards, Henry W.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-18-1935Edwards, Humphrey L.Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Humphrey Edwards ordered to be recorded.Order Book 4; P. 111; September Court 1806

 

Settlement with the administrator of the estate of Humphrey L. Edwards decd. ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 314; February Court 1809

Edwards, IdaChoked To DeathThomas Edwards Jailed Charged With Killing His Wife

Paducah, Ky., Aug. 5

Thomas Edwards, of Nashville, in jail at Wickliffe, Ballard county, on a charge of killing his wife, Ida Edwards, and placing her body on the Illinois Central railroad track to be mangled by a train. He and the woman, who were both about 40 had fought near Wickliffe, and had resumed their journey when her body was found. Edwards claimed death was due to accidents, but marks on her neck showed she had been choked to death.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Aug. 8, 1902

Edwards, IkeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-25, 11-26-1994Edwards, infant sonThe infant son of George Edwards, of Ford died Tuesday.The Winchester Democrat Tue., July 10, 1900Edwards, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-1-1916Edwards, Jas. W.Squire Edwards DeadSquire Jas. W. Edwards, the Breathitt county magistrate who issued the warrants on which the Hargises and Ed Callahan were arrested, died at his home in Jackson at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. He was fifty-four years old, and had been magistrate in the Jackson district about twelve years.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., March 16, 1905

Edwards, JerryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-9-1923Edwards, JimThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 12-21-1911Edwards, Joe HarveyThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-19-1946Edwards, JohnWEDNESDAY, John Edwards, a prominent young man of Paris, committed suicide in a novel manner.   He had threatened to do so and was closely watched, but while eating supper Wednesday night, he dropped his napkin, and while stooping to pick it up, he concealed a vial of prussic acid in it and conveyed it to his lips without attracting attention. In ten minutes he was dead.The Democrat, Wednesday, March 29, 1893.Edwards, JohnDied Of Small PoxJohn Edwards, of College Hill, a well known school teacher, died of small pox Friday. Along with several other Madison county teachers he took the teachers’ examination here last summer.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Feb. 13, 1900

Edwards, JohnThe Winchester Sun Wed., 11-3-1920Edwards, John V.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-15-1947Edwards, JonathanOrdered that Thomas Scott, John Ward, James Sympson and Edmund Callaway settle and adjust all accounts of the administration of Jonathan Edwards decd. and make report.Order Book 4; P. 195; August Court 1807Edwards, JosephThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-31-1924Edwards, JosephThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-2-1925Edwards, Joseph (Joe)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-18, 9-19-1997Edwards, LewisThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-12, 1-13-1954Edwards, LulaFordDied, on the 25th inst., Miss Lula Edwards, after an illness of several months which she bore with Christian fortitude. Funeral by Rev. Jasper Glass and interment in the Presbyterian burying ground.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., May 2, 1899

Edwards, LutherThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-17-1931Edwards, MartinThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-29-1912Edwards, menThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-12-1928Edwards, Mrs. Allie CurtisThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-14, 12-15-1971Edwards, Mrs. Anne J.The Winchester Sun     Wed. 12-6-1933Edwards, Mrs. Bertie LeeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-11-1991Edwards, Mrs. EdnaThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-13-1958Edwards, Mrs. ElzaThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-12, 8-13, 8-14-1936Edwards, Mrs. Florence EvelynThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-28, 6-29-1974Edwards, Mrs. Hazel LouiseHensleyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-8-2009Edwards, Mrs. JamesThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-17-1932Edwards, Mrs. JohnThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-14-1934Edwards, Mrs. Josie S. CombsThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-30-1985Edwards, Mrs. Lisclia BarrickThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-8-1936Edwards, Mrs. Lois HelenThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-8, 4-10-2008Edwards, Mrs. MargaretThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-12-1929Edwards, Mrs. Margaret D.(Mamaw)The Winchester Sun Wed., 11-7, 11-8-2007Edwards, Mrs. MaryThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-26-1973Edwards, Mrs. MinnieThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-21, 3-22-1969Edwards, Mrs. Minnie BellThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-6, 3-7-1997Edwards, Mrs. NettieMrs. Nettie Edwards, wife of a prominent citizen of Central City committed suicide Saturday by taking strychnine. She had been in the insane asylum at Hopkinsville, but was allowed to return home as it was thought she had full recovered.The Democrat, Wednesday, February 3, 1892.Edwards, Mrs. Polly PenickThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-16, 10-17, 10-18-2001Edwards, Mrs. RuthThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-21-1959Edwards, Mrs. Velma RuthThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-4-1993Edwards, Nancy Ann GravesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-15-1991Edwards, NettiePERSONAL POINTS-Miss Nettie Edwards, of Ford, is visiting her sister, Mrs. William Bowman, at Valley View.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 12, 1895.Edwards, O. B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-8, 12-9-1970Edwards, OwenTHE first person born in Owingsville after is was incorporated was Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Owen Edwards, Sr. She is now living in Winchester, KY., in the enjoyment of good health. Mrs. Edward’s husband is also a historical character, having been brutally murdered in the street of this place by a soldier y the name of Joe Dunn on the day of the August election, 1855—Owingsville Outlook.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 17, 1892.Edwards, Paul E. (Gene)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-29-1997Edwards, PercieFord; Little Percie Edwards died on the 21st inst., 3 years of suffering from paralysis. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. Blanton on Friday. She was quietly laid to rest in the churchyard. We extend to the bereaved family our condolence.The Winchester Democrat   Wednesday, April 3, 1889Edwards, PeterThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-8, 8-9-1972Edwards, PhillipThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-4-1993Edwards, RobertThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-23-1923Edwards, Rowland L.The Winchester Sun     Wed. 12-6-1933Edwards, Tyron ChandelorThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-2-1994Edwards, VernonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-28-1997Edwards, Vernon L.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-9-1959Edwards, Vernon L.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-14-1945Edwards, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-4, 3-5-1977Edwards, William GlenThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 5-27-1975Edwell, ThomasNear Hazard, Thomas and William Edwell, five and eight years old, were playing driving horses when the elder boy fell, striking his head against a rock and dying instantly.   The younger boy was thrown down by stumbling over his brother and he too fell against a stone, dying two hours later of hemorrhages.The Winchester Democrat   Fri., March 31, 1899Edwell, WilliamNear Hazard, Thomas and William Edwell, five and eight years old, were playing driving horses when the elder boy fell, striking his head against a rock and dying instantly.   The younger boy was thrown down by stumbling over his brother and he too fell against a stone, dying two hours later of hemorrhages.The Winchester Democrat   Fri., March 31, 1899Effron, CharleyThe second deathSome time ago three of the Effron children of this city were taken to St. Joseph’s hospital, Lexington, suffering from typhoid fever. The oldest one, aged seventeen years, died some days ago and Monday, the next older, Charley, aged twelve, died from the ravages of the same disease.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, October 8, 1909

Effron, JacobThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-30-1912Egan, JohnFound DeadThe body of John Egan was found in a creek between Georgetown and Frankfort Thursday. The Coroner investigated but found no cause for his death. He had served in the English army, in the American army, in the Spanish-American war and also in the Philippines. For some time he has been a recruiting officer and was here some time ago on that business.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Feb. 18, 1902

Egbert, ______ (Judge)THE examining trial of William Saunders for the killing of Judge Egbert at Crab Orchard, took place Tuesday. The prosecution proved it a pretty bad case and held Saunders over till Circuit Court in $ 6,000 bond which he failed to give.The Democrat, Wednesday, September 9, 1891.

 

EX-MARSHAL SAUNDERS was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for the murder of Judge Egbert at Crab Orchard two years ago. He will not appeal as the sentence is considered a light one.

The Democrat, Wednesday, March 8, 1893.

Egelston, Arnold Jr.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-18-1995Egelston, Mrs. Hattie DayThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-22-1988Egelston, Virginia D.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-7, 8-8-1990Eggen, Mrs. Lela MaeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-28-1994Eggen, OscarThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-3-1976Eggen, Robert EugeneThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-10-1993Eggen, Samuel HermanThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-12, 2-13-1988Eggen, Samuel Herman Jr.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-30-1963Eggleston, Henry B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-18-1980Eggleston, Peter M.The Sun Sentinel   Thur., 10-5, 10-12-1911Eggleston, ThomasThe Winchester   Sun   Tues., 4-25-1933Eginton, CharlesAs we go to press we learn of the death of Chas. Eginton at Covington, aged 76 years. He came to Winchester from Pennsylvania in 1833 and for fifty years was a member of the local bar of this city. He leaves an estate of probably $300,000. A more extensive notice of his life will appear in our next.The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, September 24, 1890

 

The Hon. Charles Eginton

As stated in our last, Charles Eginton died at his home in Covington last Tuesday morning, aged 76 years, dying on the anniversary of his birth. He was a native of Philadelphia and the child of poor parents. In early life he learned the tailor’s trade, but his health failing he came to Kentucky in 1833, at the instance of Jas. D. Duncan, a merchant of this city. He first taught a school near Matthew Hume’s and then came to this city to clerk for Alex. Preston at a salary of $100 a year. While his education was limited, he was a natural orator, and at the instance of Judge Simpson, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836. He soon took a front rank among such legal giants as Judge Simpson, Sam Hanson, Gen. Huston and others who made the Winchester bar of that time, the strongest in the State. He drifted into politics, being at first a Whig, and when that party broke up, a Republican. He was a delegate to the famous convention that nominated Clay and Frelinghuysen, and as an elector, stumped the district for them. He was a candidate for Congress from this district against the late Senator Beck, and afterward from the Covington district against, we believe, Mr. Carlisle. In early life he was City Attorney of Winchester, it being so far as we know, the only office to which he was ever elected. In 1855 he was a candidate for the Legislature in a triangular contest, the other candidates being Jno C. Hunton, of Kiddville, and Stephen Eubank, Sr., of Pinchem. Hunton beat Eginton six votes and was elected. Hunton was considered a sort of a demagogue and had tried to commit suicide a short time before. While in the Legislature he made a spread-eagle speech which started the agitation that ultimately led to the formation of our present constitution.

Shortly after attaining his majority, Mr. Eginton married Sarah Louisa, a daughter of Reuben T. Taylor, of this county, and one of the purest, most unselfish and lovely wives with which man was ever blest, and who, after more than fifty years of wedded life, survives him. Two children of this marriage died in infancy, one married Raymond Gray, Esq., now of Covington, and died in early womanhood. The other, Thos. Eginton, a distinguished lawyer of this city, died while yet a young man.

In 1837 he joined Winchester Lodge, No. 20, F. and A. M., being the first man initiated after the great anti-Masonic excitement attendant upon the disappearance of Morgan, of New York. He was twice Grand Master of that body in this State, being the fourth Grand Master that Winchester Lodge has given the order, the others being Asa K. Lewis, Chilton Allan and John B. Huston.

In religion he was a Methodist and he gave substantial aid in building the Methodist church of this city and also to the Kentucky Wesleyan College.

For the last twenty years he has resided in Covington, but was a frequent visitor here and took a lively interest in the growth and progress of our city.

He was a good business man and was worth at the time of his death, between three and four hundred thousand dollars. His grand-daughter, Miss Louise Eginton, is his only living descendant, and will probably be one of the wealthiest young ladies in the State.

Mr. Eginton was buried Friday at Covington with grand Masonic honors.

At a meeting of Winchester Lodge No. 20, F. and A. M. Tuesday night the following resolutions were adopted:

WHEREAS; It has pleased the Grand Master of the Universe to call our beloved Brother, Charles Eginton, from the scene of his earthly labors to the celestial lodge above therefore be it

Resolved, That in the death of Brother Eginton, Masonry has lost a zealous advocate and one of her brightest ornaments; that this lodge has lost a friend whose interest in our welfare has always been manifested and whose absence is deeply deplored.

2d. That we tender our sympathy to the bereaved family, that a copy of these resolutions be sent them and that they also be spread upon the minutes of this lodge.

3d. That The Winchester Democrat, Winchester Sun and Covington Commonwealth be requested to publish these proceedings:

J. A. Ramsey,

Beach Graham

W. A. Attersall,

I. Bloom,

Geo. Richter,

C. E. Lyddane

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, October 1, 1890

 

THE most eminent lawyers fall very frequently in writing their own will. Samuel Tilden’s was in court for many years and was finally broken and other cases equally prominent might be mentioned. As a case in point, Judge Geo. B. Nelson, as attorney for F. H. Dudley, has brought suit in the Covington court asking the court to construe the will of the late Chas. Eginton, while Mr. Eginton was property regarded as one of our ablest lawyers, the executor finds several provisions in his will that leaves the exact meaning of the testator in doubt and on which it is necessary to have the opinion of the court. The personal estate of Mr. Eginton was appraised at $ 137,045.42 and his real estate will amount to $ 80,000 or $ 40,000 more.   The bulk of this was left to his wife, Mrs. Sarah Eginton and his granddaughter, Miss Louise Eginton, although various sums were left to relatives in various portions of this State, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and other places. Among the beneficiaries living in this county are several members of the Taylor family, the children of F. H. Dudley and the widow and children of the late Parker Dudley. The Covington papers say that the litigation thus begun will be protracted.

The Democrat, Wednesday, November 26, 1890.

 

The will of the late Charles Eginton was of such a nature that the executor, F. H. Dudley felt it necessary to institute a suit for the purpose of having the terms of the will construed by the court. The case will be called in the Chancery Court at Covington Friday. Mr. Dudley and his attorney, Judge G. B. Nelson, Jas. F. Winn, Attorney for Miss Louise Eginton, and J. N. Winn, her trustee, will attend from here.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 4, 1891

Eginton, Mrs. Kate WinnThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-6-1926Eginton, Mrs. Sarah L.DIED-Mrs. Sarah Louise Eginton, widow of the late Charles Eginton, died at her home in Lexington yesterday morning of pneumonia, aged 81 years. She was a Miss Taylor, of this county, a daughter of Reuben Taylor and the last of a large family of brothers and sisters. The remains will be taken to Covington for burialThe Winchester Democrat.   Tuesday, February 16, 1897.

 

Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Vaught,   Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Dudley and son Matt, Mrs. Lizzie Dudley, Frank Dudley, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gilkey, Taylor Jackson and Fred Pfeiffer attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah L. Eginton at Covington Wednesday.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, February 19, 1897

 

Wills Probated

The wills of Mrs. Sarah L. Eginton and her sister, Miss Mary T. Taylor, were probated Monday, F. H. Dudley being named in each as executor. Mrs. Eginton recites the fact that most of property had been distributed and that her estate would consist of only the unspent income from the life interest of the property left by her husband, Charles Eginton. Mr. Dudley as trustee was directed to use this in beautifying and improving the cemetery lot. The will was dated in May, 1896.

Miss Mary Taylor’s will was made in December, 1894. She leaves $100 to Raymond C. Gray and the remainder to her brothers and sisters, the children of those dead to receive the share that would otherwise have gone to the parents. Those mentioned are Francis T. Taylor, Ann H. Dudley, James Taylor, Hubbard Taylor, Catherine Taylor, Edmund Taylor, Sarah L. Eginton, Reuben Taylor and John Taylor. The second wife of Francis Taylor and her children are not to participate and the share left to Parker Dudley is to be invested for his children.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, February 26, 1897

 

Will Book 2, Page 215

Dated: January 17, 1896

Recorded: February 22, 1897

Eginton, Thomas M.We are under the painful necessity this morning of chronicling the sudden death of our esteemed fellow citizen, Thos. M. Edington. Mr. Eginton has been on a trip to Minnesota with his family for several weeks. Yesterday Mr. F. H. Dudley received a telegram stating that Mr. Edington had died in Minnetonka, at 10 o’clock Wednesday night, but no particulars were given. The sad news flashed over town immediately and caused a universal depression, for Mr. Edington was one of our most valued and esteemed citizens. He will be buried at Covington.The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 7-11-1879

 

The remains of the late Thomas M. Edington reached Covington at 7:30 o’clock, Wednesday morning, where they were met and escorted to the final resting place, in Linden Grove Cemetery, by a large procession of Odd Fellows and Knights Templars of that city and the relatives and friends of the deceased. The burial services were conducted at the grave by Revs. W. W. Ramsey, Thomas Dodd, and G. C. Kelly. The beautiful and appropriate ceremony of the Odd Fellows, and also that of the Masonic Order were read. The body was then lowered to its last resting-place, in the beautiful family lot of the deceased’s father, where his ashes will rest with those of his sister who went before him.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 7-11-1879

 

Thos. Eginton, whose sad and untimely death was noticed in our last issue, was one of the first men of Kentucky. He was brave, intelligent and generous, and though but in the prime of young manhood, he occupied a leading position at the bar and in politics. Had his policies been more in accordance with those of the community in which he lived he might have attained high distinction in that line, young as he was. But his views led him to take a different stand; and in that his conduct was such as to win him the praise, the esteem, and the admiration of his opponents. At the late State Republican Convention at Louisville he came within a few votes of receiving the nomination for Lieutenant Governor, and this is the more complimentary to him from the fact that he did not seek the nomination.   For a number of years he has been Register in Bankruptcy for this District, and has discharged the onerous duties of that position faithfully and satisfactorily. Mr. Edinton had hosts of friends among all classes and the news of his death came upon his people with a painful shock, and the grief of the community is universal and sincere.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     7-15-1879

 

It seems impossible to get any further particulars concerning the death of Thos. M. Eginton. It is supposition that his body was embalmed at Minneapolis, and that it will reach Covington Wednesday and be buried there about 12 o’clock the same day; but this is merely conjecture. He died of bilious colic.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 15, 1879

 

Resolutions of Respect.

The members of the Winchester bar met at the court house yesterday morning at 10 o’clock, and after calling Col. Jas. Flanagan to the chair, passed the following resolution in regard to the death of Thos. M. Eginton:

The members of the bar at Winchester, having learned with unfeigned sorrow of the sudden death of their friend and brother, Thos. M. Eginton, in the midst of a life so full of hope and promise, as a token of their regard for his memory do resolve;

1st; That we have the kindliest and most affectionate remembrance of our professional intercourse with him during the brief period in which his short life permitted us to be associated together.

2d; That we bear the most sincere testimony to the honor, courtesy and fairness of his conduct as a lawyer and to the faithful, laborious and earnest manner in which he uniformly discharged the onerous and responsible duties of the office of Register in Bankruptcy.

3d; That we utter no words of idle flattery, but speak what we feel to be just and true when we commend his generous, liberal, manly disposition: his temperate, industrious habits; his clear, practical sense; his active, earnest, sanguine temperament: and his ardent, unselfish devotion to the interests of his friends.

4th; Time we extend to his bereaved family our tenderest sympathy, and take the liberty of mingling our tears with theirs on an occasion which, sad and distressing as it must be to them, is also one of unaffected grief to us. They lose an affectionate husband, a devoted father and a dutiful son. We part with a true friend, a kind neighbor, and a public-spirited fellow-citizen who had no littleness in his nature, and one in whom we never placed our confidence in vain.

5th; that the Chairman of this meeting be directed to report these resolutions to the Circuit and Common Place Courts of this county and that the newspapers of Winchester, Lexington, and Covington be requested to give them a place in their columns.

These resolutions were unanimously adopted, and after eulogistic speeches by several members of the bar, the meeting adjourned.

Jas. Klanagan, Chm’n.                 Geo. Osborn, Sec.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 15, 1879

 

Mrs. Kate Eginton having waived her right to administer upon the estate of her deceased husband, Thos. M. Eginton, the appointment was given to Hon. Chas. Eginton, who has qualified for the position, with F. H. Dudley and J. N. Winn as sureties.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 22, 1879

 

H. W. Kohlhass, Frank R. Adams, and George M. Jackson have been appointed to appraise that portion of the estate of Thos. M. Eginton, dec’d., lying in Minnesota. John Catherwood, Lewis Adams and J. H. Croxton have been appointed to appraise said decedent’s estate in this county.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 22, 1879

 

OBITUARY-Hon. T. M. Eginton was born in Winchester, Ky. On the 20th day of March 1846, of parents belonging to the historic stock of the country. His father, the Hon. Charles Edington, came from a family whose name is blended with the foundation, rise and progress of Philadelphia, and is fully identified with every public measure that has given that city her national honors and reputation. His mother was a daughter of Reuben Taylor. Of this county, (than whom a purer and better man never lived), closely allied to Gen. Zack Taylor, one of our Presidents. Combining the energy and honor of one and the amiability and grandeur of the other, T. M. Eginton filed the short space of his life giving full credit to both.   Educated in one of the best schools in Kentucky, and a graduate of the Cambridge Law School when he was just of age, he entered upon a career most remarkable for its success financially, socially and at the bar. He soon married Miss Kate Winn, a lady of rare accomplishments, and a daughter of one of our first citizens, and then he took in Europe on an extended bridal tour.   Returning to his native county he devoted himself to his profession and to his duties as Register in Bankruptcy.   At the bar always courteous and urbane, he commanded the respect of his compeers and soon stood at the head of his profession. As Register before whom many fiercely contested cases were brought such was his fairness and judicial integrity that his decisions were never questioned.   As a man he was trustworthy, honored and esteemed. As a friend he was true as the “needle to the pole.” To the poor he ever lent a willing ear and showed an open hand.   Devoted to his wife and child, joyous and loved in all his social relations, pure in his character, upright and honorable in every part of his life, esteemed by all that knew him, he has passed to the higher life and at rest with his God.

The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 7-30-1879

 

General Agency of Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., Louisville, Ky., Oct. 2nd, 1879.

James W. Paynter, Winchester, Ky.

Dear Sir-We have a check to pay policy no. 153,908 ($10,000) Thos. M. Edington. The check is payable to Mrs. Kate W. Edington, the beneficiary named in the policy. Please inform us the whereabouts of Mrs. Edington, and oblige.

Yours Truly,

Jas. S. Carpenter, Gen. Ag’t.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Tue., 10-7-1879

 

Defendant James R. Wornall administrator of Lucy Hart filed exceptions to the master report.   The death of Thomas M. Eginton is suggested and by consent this action is revived in the name of F. H. Dudley guardian of the infant defendants herein.

Order Book 17; P. 314; November Court 1879

 

A. Bush administrator vs. R. M. Berry

Receiver James H. Evans filed a report and it appearing that Thomas M. Eginton had since departed this life….Charles Eginton as surety…agreement between Zachariah Evans and Thomas M. Eginton…defend on behalf of the defendant Robert M. Berry and Eliza Berry….

Order Book 17; P. 317; November Court 1879

 

T. M. Eginton administrator vs. R. S. Skillman

…above action filed away.

Order Book 17; P. 371; May Court 1880

 

Shelby Custard vs. H. G. Posten

By consent of parties the order heretofore entered in this action is amended so as to suggest the death of Thomas M. Eginton.

Order Book 17; P. 429; May Court 1880

 

Mary Lisle vs. J. B. Lisle & co.

The death of Thomas M. Eginton as the next friend of Henry & Myrtie Mullins is suggested and by consent John McCord Esq. is substituted in his stead.

Order Book 17; P. 440; May Court 1880

 

T. M. Eginton administrator vs. Joseph Stevenson & co.

Defendant F. H. Dudley filed his answer….plaintiff is entitled to recover of the defendant Joseph Stevenson…..ordered that said land or so much thereof as herein after stated as may be necessary to pay the aforesaid sum and interest until paid be sold…..

Order Book 17; P. 517 – 518; November Court 1880

 

Hannah Ecton administration vs. George Ecton & co.

Defendant Cassie Ecton filed a writing from the administration of Thomas M. Eginton…purchase of land….beginning at the N. W. corner of the land of Thomas Falkner heirs……land sold by the heirs of John Williams decd……cost paid by plaintiff.

Order Book 18; P. 150; May Court 1882

 

T. M. Eginton administrator vs. Lewis Adams

….F. H. Dudley assignee of J. N. & P. Conkwright filed an answer…W. P. Winn administrator of H. G. Poston decd. filed an answer….continued.

Order Book 18; P. 217; November Court 1882

 

H. McDermaid vs. J. H. McClymonds

…….endorsements made by Thomas M. Eginton decd. upon the sale bonds executed by Rodney Haggard for the price of the house and lot…..

Order Book 18; P. 296; May Court 1883

 

T. M. Eginton administrator vs. Lewis Adams

…..Plaintiff as administrator of Thomas M. Eginton recover of the defendant Lewis Adams…..

Order Book 18; P. 422; November Court 1883

 

James P. Hendon vs. John Stubblefield & co.

T. S. Tucker says that the defendant has had no attorney since the death of Thomas M. Eginton Esq., that he was employed yesterday…..

Order Book 20; P. 27; November Court 1887

 

R. Goodpaster vs. T. M. Eginton administrator

Charles Eginton administrator of T. M. Eginton swore to and filed an answer herein.

George Walker & co. vs. Emma Oakes & co.

Plaintiffs affidavit and the order made by the clerk appointing F. M. Bush as guardian ad litem for the infant defendants Lottie Jackson, Horace Jackson and Hubbard Jackson filed February 28th 1888 are now noted.

Order Book 20; P. 100; May Court 1888

 

R. Goodpaster vs. Charles Egington

…..Charles Egington as administrator of T. M. Egington….R. Goodpaster recover of defendant Charles Egington as administrator….

Order Book 20; P. 324 – 325; November Court 1888

Eginton, Thomas M.The Sun Sentinel   Thur., 7-13-1911Egleston, ArnoldThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-12-1958Egleston, Mrs. June V.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-22, 8-23-1991Egner, Mrs. MollieThe Winchester Sun     Tues., 12-26-1933Ehringer, Mrs. Sherry LeeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-20, 3-21, 3-22-2008Eichberg, JosephCincinnati Physician drownedDr. Joseph Eichberg, a prominent physician of Cincinnati, was drowned in Big Upper Lake, N.Y., Tuesday, where with a party of friends he was fishing. In trying to land a large pickerel, the boat capsized. The body was not recovered. Dr. Eichberg was well known to many in Winchester.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 21, 1908

Eichert, Arthur Leroy (Roy)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-4-2000Eichert, Tyra HullThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-17-2005Eichner, Mrs. A. E.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-13-1929Eidridge, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-7-1936Eisaman, Chester M. Jr.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-14, 7-15-1993Eisaman, Paula S.The Winchester Sun Mon., 2-12, 2-13-2007Eisberg, GusA few days ago Sheriff Heck was in the county looking for John Stephens who was wanted for murder in Virginia. The following from the Mt. Sterling Gazette shows that he finally found his man..“John Stephens murdered Gus Eisberg in cold blood. Thursday, April 2nd, in Botetourt county, Va.. He fled to this county and stopped with his father on Clay Lick for a few days and becoming frightened went to Estill county where he had relatives. S. L. Heck, sheriff of Botetourt county came here last week and offered a reward for Stevens of $100. He had already been arrested by Irvine authorities and was brought here Friday. Saturday night Heck took him to Virginia to stand trial for his crime. Stevens is also wanted in this county for arson. Last November he and one Wm. Spears burned the residence of Newton Laudthrow on Clay Lick, whom they had a grudge against. Spears was arrested sometime ago by Capt. Pat Punch and is in jail here awaiting trial.”

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 6, 1891

Eiseler, HenryAt Louisville, Henry Eiseler blew out his brains after a brief career of reckless extravagance and debauchery. Three years ago he became of age and received his patrimony of $50,000 in cash, and in two years had squandered it all in gambling, drinking and on women.   He then went to work as a common laborer and after a few months of toll, finding it difficult to get along, ended his miserable life in the above manner. There is a moral to this tale, but it will not be heeded by the large number of young men who are drifting rapidly in his footsteps.The Democrat, Wednesday, August 24, 1892.Eisenberg, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-4-1938Eisenmenger, Mrs. LucilleThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-22-2002Eisert, Melvin WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-18-1983Eitel, Mrs. MargaretThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-20-1925Eizenhamer, Robert S.The Winchester Sun Mon., 6-22-1931Ekas, Mrs. LauraThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-29-1932Elam, ArvelThe Winchester   Sun   Mon., 10-16-1933Elam, Ashlee RoseThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-23-1998Elam, BranhamMurder In A SaloonMiddlesboro, Ky., Oct. 23

Henry Cummings, of Hartran, Tenn., shot and killed Branham Elam, of Straight Creek, in a saloon here Tuesday. The tragedy was the culmination of an old quarrel.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Oct. 29, 1901

 

Shot From Ambush

Henry Cummings Killed On The Street In Middlesboro

Middlesboro, Ky., Jan. 26

Henry Cummings, notorious mountain bad met death from ambush at an early hour Sunday morning on one of the principal streets here. James Adley Turner, who was walking with him, was shot in the arm.   The assassins are unknown.   Cummings killed John Gorham, president of the United Mine Workers’ union two years ago. Greenwood Ward, a little later, and about a year ago Branham Elam, Kentuckian, met death at his hands.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Jan. 30, 1903

Elam, Bryan JustinThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-8-2006Elam, CurtisThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-29-1948Elam, EliThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-13-1929Elam, Harold G.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-28, 7-30-1984Elam, Henry L.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-22-1987Elam, Herschel (Dean)The Winchester Sun Tues., 1-20, 1-21-2009Elam, Homer G.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-11-2000Elam, James M.The Winchester Sun   Fri. 11-1, 11-2, 11-4-2002Elam, James Robert BoydThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-2-1996Elam, JeffThe Winchester Sun,   Tues., 2-15-1921Elam, JohnFight At Caney.Nearly 150 Shots Were Fired Between the Allens and Elams—Three Will Die.

Lexington, Ky., March 20.—The details of the election fight at Caney precinct, in Morgan county on last Saturday, in which ten men were wounded, three of them fatally reached here Tuesday via West Liberty, where some of the men appeared for examining trial Tuesday. The trial was postponed on account of the danger of renewing the battle. It was the factions of Logan Elam and Bud Allen. The Allens were backed by the Lykins boys and the Elams by John Sebastian and Jim Simpson, there was nearly 150 shots fired. John Elam will die and Will Allen and John Sebastian are believed to be beyond recovery. Others wounded were D. K. Lykins, shot through the shoulder and arm; Allison Lykins, skull crushed; Bud Allen, Will Allen, Logan Elam Tom Tidmore and Jas. Simpson.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, March 26, 1901

Elam, John HarveThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-2, 8-3-1962Elam, KellyThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-8-1942Elam, LeeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-6, 8-1-1934Elam, LoganThe Winchester Sun Sat., 5-26-1951Elam, Marion R.The Winchester Sun   Tue., 12-16, 12-17-1975Elam, Mrs. CarryeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-20-1996Elam, Mrs. Karen ChristineJacksonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-18-1990Elam, Mrs. Katherine SorrellThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-11, 10-12-1965Elam, Mrs. Mary PattonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-30-1982Elam, Mrs. NoreineThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-6, 5-7-1988Elam, Mrs. OliverThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-29-1960Elam, Mrs. Ruby MitchellThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-27-1986Elam, Mrs. Ruth EvansThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-26-1972Elam, Mrs. StellaThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-23-1951Elam, OrmanThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-28, 12-29-1988Elam, OrvilleThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-11-1934Elam, Sean WayneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-6-2000Elam, SiegelThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-2-1968Elam, Siegel Jr. (Jack)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-21-2004Elam. Mattie Susan CoxThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-31, 6-1-1991Elane, BallardGovernor McCreary refused to pardon James M. Greenwade, of Menifee county, under sentence of 21 years imprisonment in the penitentiary for killing Ballard Elane.The Clark County Democrat   Wed. 9-10-1879Elder, Ernest A.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-4, 10-5-1962Elder, George W.Death of Pilot and Captain.Louisville, Ky., April 14.-Capt. George W. Elder, who for 10 years was a pilot and captain on the Ohio river, died Sunday afternoon. The immediate cause of his death was a fall from which he sustained serious injuries. Capt. Elder was 90 years old.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, April 18, 1902.

Elder, GladysThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-26-1946Elder, Mrs. Grace TalbottThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-11, 12-12-1995Elder, Mrs. Lorena Ann LanumThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-27, 10-28-1994Elder, Mrs. W. S.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-18-1936Elder, Robert James (Bob)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-5-1996Elder, W. S.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-5-1927Elder, Wm. HenryAged Preiste DeadArchbishop William Henry Elder, of the Diocese of Cincinnati, died at Seton Hospital Monday night, in the 86th year of his age.

The archdiocese over which Archbishop Elder presided is the largest in the world, embracing Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, having a population of 15,000,000 and embracing 4,000,000 Catholics.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Nov., 3 1904

Eldred, Ray R.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-19-1913Eldredge, Joy CatherineThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-3-2001Eldridge, AllieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-15-1929Eldridge, ArchThe Winchester Sun     Mon., 8-14-1933Eldridge, Bradley JasonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-7-1998Eldridge, BruceThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-25-1932Eldridge, FrankFord; Died—On the 18th inst., Frank Eldridge, after a lingering illness. His remains were interred in the burying ground of Harrison Johnson.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 27, 1891Eldridge, infant daughterThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-19-1938Eldridge, infant sonDied-Infant son of Rev. Marion Eldridge.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 12-18-1889Eldridge, JamesDied On The Day SetWhitesburg, Ky., March 29

In Knott county James Eldridge, aged 98, the oldest man in the county died Monday near Bath. It is stated that he predicted last year that his death would occur on March 27, 1900. He had 17 living children.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., April 3, 1900

Eldridge, James ReubenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-28, 9-29-1964Eldridge, Jewell StevensThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-22-1999Eldridge, LulaFord; Died—May 21st, after a lingering illness of several months of a complication of diseases. Miss Lula Eldridge. She was a member of the Christian church here and was much esteemed.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 24, 1895Eldridge, Marion F.DiedAt his home in Ford Monday of heart disease, and pulmonary trouble, Marion Eldridge, aged thirty-three years. The funeral was preached Tuesday by Eld. J. W. Harding and the remains were buried in Ford cemetery under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias and Ancient Order of United Workmen. He had $1,000 insurance in the latter order. He leaves a wife and one child.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Sept. 14, 1900

 

Vamoosed.

Some time ago Mrs. Marion Eldridge, the widow of M. F. Eldridge, who formerly ran a barber shop in the Citizens National Bank building this city, and who died shortly after his removal to Ford, married John Knox, who went to Valley View and started in the same business. Last week he vamoosed, leaving his family and a lot of angry creditors.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 13, 1901.

Eldridge, Mrs. Alice AldridgeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-8-1996Eldridge, Mrs. Annie DudleyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-6-1953Eldridge, Mrs. CrittThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-3-1962Eldridge, Mrs. ElizabethThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-9, 11-10-1995Eldridge, Mrs. Grace KingThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-20-1961Eldridge, Mrs. Lizzie FieldsThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-10-1992Eldridge, Mrs. Lucinda GibsonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-1-2003Eldridge, Mrs. SindieThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-6, 4-7-1983Eldridge, Virgil C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-9-1914Eldridge, W. M.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-20-1919Eldridge, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-6-1928Eldridge, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-17-1973Eldridge, William D.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-4-1978Eldridge, William RobertThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-3-1954Eliatt, MattieDEATHS   Saturday at the residence of W. D. Strode, of intussusception of the bowels, Mattie, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Eliatt. Funeral Sunday morning, at Ephesus church by Rev. Richard French, and burial in Winchester Cemetery.The Democrat, Wednesday, September 9, 1891.Elk MembersLocal Lodge of Elks Hold Services For the Members of the Order Who have Passed to Reward.In Memoriam

J. E. Mitchell; 11-13-1900

Rodney Haggard; 9-14-1901

George Flanagan; 1-26-1902

Dr. N. V. Prewitt; 9-1-1903

W. B. Bean; 9-1-1905

J. Asa Bush; 12-14-1905

Charles Swift Sr.; 11-30-1906

Joe K. Robinson; 8-2-1907

Mitchell Calmes; 1-9-1908

James H. Cunningham; 5-4-1908

W. A. Attersall; 11-29-1908

Dr. Wash Miller; 10-27-1910

James W, Ballard; 8-28-1911

E. S. Whittington; 8-12-1913

James H. Evans, P.E.R.; 8-5-1914

L. Hampton Bush, P.E.R.; 7-11-1915

John C. M. Day; 8-18-1915

The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-6-1915

Elkin ParentsJohn Wesley Elkin, of Iowa, aged twelve years, has been sentenced to the penitentiary for life on his own confession. He shot his father with a rifle while the old man was asleep and beat his mother’s brains out with a club. His motive was that he wished to leave home and shift for himself and he feared his parents would object.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 29, 1890.Elkin, AlfredOn last Tuesday evening a deplorable accident occurred by which Alfred, the little son of Shelby Elkin lost his life. The child was playing with a can containing powder and accidentally set fire to it, the explosion injuring him so badly that he died in a few hours.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 22,1891Elkin, Ann P.Will Book 1, Page 318Dated: November 28, 1877

Recorded: January 28 and 31, 1878

Elkin, B. C.William P. Elkin & co. vs. Benjamin Elkin & co.Tract of land be divided among children and grand children and heirs at law of James Elkin Sr. ……to William P. Elkin…to Louisa King…to Arthugh King…….Silas H. Elkin being one of the heirs…to Solomon C. Elkin….. The children and heirs at law of said B. C. Elkin are the defendants Benjamin Elkin, Peyton Elkin, Daniel Elkin, James Elkin, Tammie Elkin, Griggs Elkin and Thomas Elkin. ….to James M. Elkin…..to John W. Dawson one ninth part of said real estate being the interest he purchased from B. C. Elkin decd. in his lifetime, said B. C. Elkin being one of the children and heirs at law of James Elkin Sr. decd….also allotted to Arthugh King…..allotted to the said Arthugh King undivided interest and that of his wife Louisa King together said real estate, Louisa being one of the children and heirs at law of said James Elkin Sr. decd……allot to Lucinderella J. Dawson…adjacent to the part to be laid off to her husband John W. Dawson. Allot to Martha K. Wills…to Z. F. Elkin…continued.

Order Book 18; P. 634 – 636; November Court 1884

Elkin, BenjaminCollege Hill-Died, February 29th of consumption, Benj. Elkin, aged 22 years.   The remains were interred in the cemetery at this place.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 3-14-1888Elkin, BenjaminLouisa King vs. Benjamin Elkin & co.The death of the defendant Benjamin Elkin is suggested…action be abated as to him…

Order Book 20; P. 131; May Court 1888

Elkin, BerniceThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-17, 1-18, 1-20-1913Elkin, BerniceThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-4, 3-5-1914Elkin, Billy RayThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-2-1993Elkin, BushAge 2, male, his parents were S. and S. Elkin, he died on November 15, 1857.CCKDElkin, Cassius ClayThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-19-1956Elkin, Cecil AllenThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-25-1941Elkin, Cecil FosterThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-14-1982Elkin, Charles WebberThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-8-1982Elkin, Claude T.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-23, 11-26-1983Elkin, ClayThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-22-1955Elkin, Clay B.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-1-1965Elkin, Clyde CombsThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 10-21, 10-22-1975Elkin, Cyrus C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-5, 1-6-1950Elkin, Cyrus R.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-11-1921Elkin, DanielPayton F. Elkin, of Ford, came up to attend the funeral of his brother, Daniel, who was buried at College Hill Sunday. – Richmond PantagraphThe Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, January 21, 1896Elkin, DickLittle Dick, son of E. F. Elkin, aged 12 years, departed this life on Sunday, the 11th inst., of dropsy. He had been a great sufferer with inflammatory rheumatism for several years, and was an own cousin to the writer.The Clark County Democrat   Wed. 4-28-1880Elkin, E. M. J.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-27-1919Elkin, EnochDr. J. R. Elkin, of this place, went to Frankfort last Friday on a business trip. He returned on the C. & O. train that night, jumped off while the train was running through town at the rate of 8 miles an hour, as he thought. He fell on his face and shoulder mashed his face very badly, cut both hands and dislocated his right shoulder. He was found and taken home. Dr. E. F. Beard was called in and dressed his wounds. He is in a critical condition.—Pleasureville Correspondence Frankfort roundabout.Dr. Elkin is a native of this county, being a son of Enoch Elkin deceased, and a nephew of Zach Elkin Sr., and E. J. M. Elkin.

The Democrat, Wednesday, February 12, 1890.

Elkin, Enoch B.Enoch Elkin’s Trustee against Enoch Elkin ………..EquityZachariah Elkin’s Trustee against Zachariah Elkin ………..Equity

…………plaintiff suggests death of Enoch Elkin …….continued

Order Book 12; P. 15; July Court 1864

 

Enoch Elkin’s Trustee vs. Enoch Elkin &c …………Equity

Zachariah Elkin’s Trustee vs. Zachariah Elkin ………Equity

…………..continued

Order Book 12; P. 83; November Court 1864

 

Enoch Elkin’s Trustee vs. Enoch Elkin’s Creditors ………..Equity

Settlement with trustee …W. C. Sympson is ordered to pay costs ….filed

Order Book 12; P. 89; January Court 1865

 

Z. Elkin’s Trustee vs. Z. Elkin’s Creditors ……………Equity

This action be consolidated with that of E. Elkin and Trustee W. C. Sympson pay costs ….filed

Order Book 12; P. 89; January Court 1865

 

Action be redocketed …

Order Book 12; P. 118; May Court 1865

 

Enoch Elkin admin. vs. William Bush & wife

Order Book 12; P. 110; May Court 1865

 

Equity continued

Order Book 12; P. 210; July Court 1865

 

F. M. Lisle vs. Enoch & Zachariah Elkin-ordinary

Suit abate by reason of the death of Enoch Elkin ……defendants recover of the plaintiff costs expended …

Order Book 12; P. 144; May Court 1865

 

F. M. Lisle vs. Enoch Elkin

Appeal is granted

Order Book 12; P. 154; May Court 1865

 

John E. Lisle agent vs. Francis Emerson

Action abate due to death of Enoch B. Elkin

Order Book 12; P. 155; May Court 1865

 

Haggard, A. L. vs. E. B. Elkin admin.

Report of sale filed and noted

Order Book 12; P. 185; July Court 1865

 

Submitted to court

Order Book 12; P. 195; July Court 1865

 

T. & J. S. Emerson vs. E. B. Elkin admin.

Equity continued

Order Book 12; P. 213; July Court 1865

 

Taliaferro Moore & co. vs. E. B. Elkin

Equity continued

Order Book 12; P. 213; July Court 1865

 

P. R. Hodgkin admin.   vs. E. B. Elkin

Equity continued

Order Book 12; P. 213; July Court 1865

 

Winn Simpson & co. vs. E. B. Elkin

Equity continued

Order Book 12; P. 213; July Court 1865

 

E. B. Elkin’s Admin.   vs. William Bush & wife …………..Equity

……..Commissioner ………..report of sale.

Order Book 12; P. 313; December Special Term Court 1865

 

E. B. Elkins Admin. against William Bush & wife …….Equity

….submitted to court for judgment.

Order Book 12; P. 348; May Court 1866

 

P. B. Hodgkin’s Admin. against E. B. Elkin’s Admin. ……….Equity

………….continued.

Order Book 12; P. 349; May Court 1866

 

E. B. Elkin’s Admin. vs. William Bush & wife ………..Equity

………..continued.

Order Book 12; P. 431; July Court 1866

 

T. & J. S. Emerson vs. E. B. Elkins Admin. …………..Equity

………..continued.

Order Book 12; P. 432; July Court 1866

 

P. B. Hodgkin’s Admin. vs. E. B. Elkins Admin. ………….Equity

………..continued.

Order Book 12; P. 432; July Court 1866

 

Enoch B. Elkin’s Admin. vs. William Bush & wife ……….Equity

Order Book 12; P. 597; May Court 1867

 

The death of the Plaintiff James S. Emerson having been suggested it is ordered that the first named of the above actions be considered as in favor of Tilly Emerson surviving partner of the late firm of James S. Emerson and Tilly Emerson.   Consolidated actions having been heard and the defendant A. H. Hampton administrator of the defendant E. B. Elkin to pay Emerson….Taliaferro, Moore & co. pay to the plaintiff James Rutledge administrator with the will annexed of Phillip B. Hodgkin decd. and Sally A. Hodgkin administratrix with the will annexed of P. B. Hodgkin in part upon their demand…actions dismissed.

Order Book 13; P. 489; May Court 1869

Elkin, Enoch Jr.On motion of Fielding Bush who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Enoch Elkin Jr. dec. in due form giving security whereupon he together with Smallwood A. Elkin and Tandy Quisenberry entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $3500 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 11; P. 258; February Court 1844

 

Ordered that James Lisle, John Lisle, Benjamin Dyke and Henry Arnold or any three of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Enoch Elkin Jr. dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 11; P. 258; February Court 1844

 

On motion of Mildred Elkin ordered that W. D. Spencer, James Lisle, John Lisle and Ben Dyke or any three of them being first sworn do lay off and allot unto said Mildred Elkin widow and relict of Enoch Elkin Jr. dec. her dower in the lands of her said deceased husband and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 11; P. 258; February Court 1844

 

Amount of sales of the estate of Enoch Elkin dec. was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 267; April Court 1844

 

Allotment of dower to Mildred Elkin widow of Enoch Elkin dec. in land was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 273; May Court 1844

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Enoch Elkin dec. was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 273; May Court 1844

Elkin, Enoch Sr.Ordered that Colby G. Bush be appointed guardian to Lucy Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with James Bush and Lewallen Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in   the penalty of $500 conditioned as the law direct.Order Book 11; P. 332; February Court 1845

 

Ordered that Lewallen Elkin be appointed guardian to Enoch B. Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Colby G. Bush and Ezekiel Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the laws directs.

Order Book 11; P. 333; February Court 1845

 

Ordered that Ezekiel Elkin be appointed guardian to Isaiah Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Lewallen Elkin and Colby Bush entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the laws directs.

Order Book 11; P. 333; February Court 1845

 

Ordered that John Marsh be appointed guardian to Robert M. Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Lewallen Elkin and Ezekiel Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $500 conditioned as the laws directs.

Order Book 11; P. 335; February Court 1845

 

Ordered that John Marsh be appointed guardian to Mildred J. Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Lewallen Elkin and Ezekiel Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $500 conditioned

as the laws directs.

Order Book 11; P. 335; February Court 1845

 

Ordered that Lewellen Elkin be appointed guardian to the estate of Isaiah Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Colby B. Bush entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the law directs, it appearing to the court that the former guardian wishes to renounce his guardianship.

Order Book 12; P. 78; December Court 1847

 

Settlement with the guardian of Lucy Elkin was produced in court and ordered to be filed.

Order Book 12; P. 112; June Court 1848

 

Settlement with the guardian of Isaiah Elkin……………………………

Order Book 12; P. 113; June Court 1848

 

Settlement with the guardian of Enoch B. Elkin………………………

Order Book 12; P. 113; June Court 1848

 

Settlement with Colby Bush guardian of Lucy Elkin………………………

Order Book 12; P. 124; July Court 1848

…………..….recorded …………

Order Book 12; P. 284; May Court 1850

 

Settlement with Leuallen Elkin guardian of Isaiah Elkin…………………..

Order Book 12; P. 125; July Court 1848

 

Settlement with Leuallen Alkin guardian of Enoch Elkin……………………

Order Book 12; P. 125; July Court 1848

 

Ordered that Robert M. Elkin be appointed guardian to the estate of Isaiah Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin Sr., dec. giving security whereupon he together with Smallwood Elkin entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 12; P. 335; November Court 1850

 

Ordered that Robert M. Elkin be appointed guardian to the estate of Enoch B. Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin Sr., dec. giving security whereupon he together with Smallwood Elkin entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 12; P. 335; November Court 1850

 

Settlement with Colby Bush as guardian of Lucy B. Elkin was produced in court ………filed.

Order Book 12; P. 346; January Court 1851

 

Ordered that Robert M. Elkin be appointed guardian of the estate of Lucy B. Elkin infant orphan of Enoch Elkin dec. her former guardian being notified and said infant being in court and making choice and giving security whereupon he together with S. A. Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $900 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 12; P. 351; January Court 1851

 

Settlement with the guardian of Lucy B. Elkin being filed at last court ……..produced ……….approved ……….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 354; February Court 1851

 

Settlement with the guardian of Isaiah Elkin was produced in court ……..filed.

Order Book 12; P. 359; April Court 1851

Again produced ……approved ……..recorded…………

Order Book 12; P. 367; May Court 1851

 

Settlement with the guardian of Enoch B. Elkin was produced ……filed.

Order Book 12; P. 497; October Court 1852

Again produced ………..approved …….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 506; November Court 1852

 

Settlement with the guardian of Isaiah Elkin was produced ……filed.

Order Book 12; P. 497; October Court 1852

Again produced …..approved ….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 506; November Court 1852

 

Settlement with the guardian of Lucy B. Elkin was produced ……filed.

Order Book 12; P. 497; October Court 1852

Again produced ………approved ………recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 506; November Court 1852

 

Final settlement with the exec. of Enoch B. Elkin was produced …….filed…..

Order Book 12; P. 574; July Court 1853

Again produced …….approved ……..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 577; August Court 1853

Elkin, ErnestA sad eventErnest Elkin instantly killed Saturday by road machine – Funeral largely attended

In carrying out its contract with the Fiscal court, The Clark County Construction Company has been engaged for some time in reconstructing the Lexington pike near the Fayette line. A large traction engine and roller, draws a train of cars loaded with crushed stone. This stone is delivered through the bottom of the car, the delivery being controlled by a crank on the side of the car, between the front and rear wheels. Saturday afternoon, Ernest Elkin, an employee of the company was manipulating this lever when his foot was caught by the hind wheel which passed over his body crushing out his life. The remains were brought to the undertaking establishment of H.H. Hall, and after being prepared for burial were taken to his home in this city. The funeral was held at the Washing Street Presbyterian church, Sunday afternoon, under the auspices of the Local Camp Modern Woodmen of America, assisted by Hickman Lodge of Odd Fellows, he being a member of both orders. Services were conducted by Rev. C.E. Crafton, pastor of the church. The funeral procession was an extremely long one and attested the esteem in which he was held. He was raised in Mt. Sterling and was thirty-three years of age. He was a son of Wm. Elkin, formerly of this county, and has a great many relatives here. He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Ringo, and two daughters, aged twelve and nine years. He carried one thousand dollars insurance in the Woodmen. The trip when he was killed was to have been his last trip on the road, as he was to have taken a position in the yards on the following Monday. The sympathy of our people go out to the stricken family.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, June 14, 1910

 

Coroner’s inquest

Coroner Nunnelley held an inquest over the body of Ernest Elkin who was killed Saturday. The jury was composed of T.F. Moore, A.W. Planck, W.H. Brock, T.W. Brock, R.F. Scobee, L.A. Ramsey, whose verdict stated that he came to his death from being run over by a rock wagon of the Clark County Construction Company and that it was not the fault of any one.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, June 17, 1910

 

Quick work

The officers at Raleigh Camp No. 11406, Modern Woodmen of America, delivered to Mrs. Amanda Elkin, on Friday June 24th, a draft for $1,000 just thirteen days after his death. This was in payment of the Benefit Certificate held by Mr. Ernest Elkin in that Society, he having been a member less than ten months, and having paid during that time, $10 10.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, June 28, 1910

Elkin, ErnestThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 3-30-1911Elkin, ErnestThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-18, 2-19-1958Elkin, Ernest C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-17, 11-18-1960Elkin, EzeikelCyrus Boone & wife & etal vs. Law G. Stuart & co.Ordered that a warning order herein be granted against the non- resident defendants and James Flanagan is appointed attorney for the non residents John N. Locknane and the unknown heirs of Ezeikel Elkin decd.

Order Book 13; P. 257; July Court 1868

Elkin, EzekielLast week, we had a notice of the death of Ezekiel Elkin, of Madison county, a brother of Sidney Elkin of this city. It was thought his death was caused by cancer of the stomach, but a post-mortem examination showed the presence of a tumor in is stomach weighing twenty-eight pounds. It had been growing for thirty years before it killed him.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 7, 1894Elkin, EzekielAn nuncupative will of Ezekiel Elkin dec. was produced in open court and proven according to law by the oaths of Enoch Elkin and Peter Evans Jr. and ordered to be recorded, which will reads in the following words and figures received Clarke County State of Kentucky, We Enoch Elkin and Peter Evans being called on by Ezekiel Elkin on the 30th of August 1837 ___ ___ words of his doing request that in his last illness of which he departed this life on the 4th day of September 1837 at his own house in the county and state aforesaid to ___ listened with a Nancy Elkin his widow here to have and ___ all of his estate both real and personal after paying ___ ___ the same Ezekiel Elkin _______ his youngest child is ___ or his wife therein marry and it was further his desire that such of his children that was not raised or married would be made equal in property to those of his children that was married at the time that they are raised marry and it was further his desire that at any time that his wife should have a _________________________ the use of his family his wife should divide is equal amongst his several children   and it was further his desire that when his younger child is raised or his wife should marry that his wife will take her ___ ___ balance of his estate equally divided amongst his severally children according to the law of ___ ___ was further his desire that his eldest sons Smallwood, Elkin and Enoch Elkin be appointed executors to his nuncupative will ___ his estate for their mother and their other brothers and sisters witness _____ this the 4th day of September 1837. Enoch Elkin Esq. Peter Evans Esq.Order Book 10; P. 386; November Court 1837

 

And on the motion of Smallwood A. Elkin and Enoch Elkin Jr., the executors therein named also made oath thereto as the law directs Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security whereupon they together with Enoch Elkin and Roger Quisenberry entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $6000 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 10; P. 386; November Court 1837

 

Ordered that John E. Lyle, James Lyle, J. Morgan and John W. Berkley or any 3 of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves and personal estate of Ezekiel Elkin dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 10; P. 386; November Court 1837

 

Ordered that Thomas Hart, Armstead Blackwell, John E. Lysle and James Lysle or any 3 of them being first sworn do lay off and assign unto the said Ann L. Elkin her dower in the land and negroes of her deceased husband Ezekiel Elkin dec. and make report to the court.

Order Book 10; P. 391; December Court 1837

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Ezekiel Elkin dec. was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 391; December Court 1837

 

Ordered that Smallwood A. Elkin be appointed guardian to Robert Elkin, Rebecca J. Elkin and Ezekiel Elkin Jr., infant orphans of Ezekiel Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Enoch Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $10,000 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 10; P. 394; January Court 1838

 

Ordered that Enoch Elkin Jr., be appointed guardian to William F. Elkin and Zachariah Elkin infant orphans of Ezekiel Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Roger Quisenberry entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 10; P. 394; January Court 1838

 

An allotment of dower to Ann J. Elkin was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 394; January Court 1838

 

Settlement with Enoch Elkin guardian of Zachariah Elkin was produced in court and ordered to be filed until next court.

Order Book 11; P. 337; April Court 1845

 

Settlement with Enoch Elkin guardian to William F. Elkin being filed at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 352; May Court 1845

 

Settlement with Enoch Elkin guardian to Zachariah Elkin being filed at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 352; May Court 1845

 

Settlement with Enoch Elkin guardian to William F. Elkin being filed at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 356; June Court 1845

 

Ordered that Robert Elkin be appointed guardian to the estate of James S. Bush infant child of Haney G. Bush and his deceased wife Dully who was a daughter of Ezekiel Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Smallwood Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs said Haney G. Bush being present in court and consenting to said appointment.

Order Book 12; P. 30; June Court 1847

 

Ordered that Robert Elkin be appointed guardian to the estate of Enoch L. Bush infant child of Haney G. Bush and his deceased wife Dully who was a daughter of Ezekiel Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Smallwood Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs said Haney G. Bush being present in court and consenting to said appointment.

Order Book 12; P. 30; June Court 1847

 

Ordered that Robert Elkin be appointed guardian to the estate of Nancy J. Bush infant child of Haney G. Bush and his deceased wife Dully who was a daughter of Ezekiel Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Smallwood Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs said Haney G. Bush being present in court and consenting to said appointment.

Order Book 12; P. 30; June Court 1847

 

Ordered that Robert Elkin be appointed guardian to the estate of Robert H. Bush infant child of Haney G. Bush and his deceased wife Dully who was a daughter of Ezekiel Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Smallwood Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs said Haney G. Bush being present in court and consenting to said appointment.

Order Book 12; P. 30; June Court 1847

 

Settlement with the guardian of William F. Elkin dec. was produced in court and ordered to be filed until next court.

Order Book 12; P. 33; July Court 1847

 

Settlement with the guardian of Zachariah Elkin was produced in court and ordered to be filed until next court.

Order Book 12; P. 33; July Court 1847

 

Settlement with the guardian of Zachariah Elkin being filed at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 44; August Court 1847

 

Settlement with the guardian of William F. Elkin being filed at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 45; August Court 1847

 

Ct. vs. Enoch Elkin as guardian of Zack Elkin on summons ordered summons be dismissed at guardians cost.

Order Book 12; P.585; September Court 1853

 

Ct. vs. Enoch Elkin as guardian of W. F. Elkin on summons ordered summons be dismissed at guardians cost.

Order Book 12; P.585; September Court 1853

 

Receipt in full from Zachariah Elkin to Enoch Elkin his former guardian produced ….approved …..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 599; October Court 1853

Elkin, EzekielThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-7-1914Elkin, Ezekiel Sr.DEATHS; At his home at Elkin, Monday morning, of phthisic, Ezekiel Elkin, Sr., aged 76 years. Funeral at the family residence by Rev. Hunt, pastor of Providence church and interment in the family graveyard, of John Lisle Sr.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, July 27, 1892Elkin, F.Age 32, female, she was married, she was born in Virginia, she lived in Clark County, KY, her fathers name was Armstead Blackwell, she died September 16, 1857 in Clark County KY, apply.CCKDElkin, F. ClayF. Clay Elkin.F. Clay Elkin, post master at Lexington, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 5:20 o’clock of heart trouble at his home in Lexington. He was apparently in good health, although he had not been strong for some time and was at his work Monday night until 8 o’clock, and after dinner seemed far removed from such an unexpected taking off. The last words he said were spoken to his wife. After playing with his children, lifting and kissing them he turned wearily and said: “I feel like I am going to sleep.”

It was the sleep of death.

The maiden name of his mother was Minerva Wood a native of Estill county.

Mr. Elkin was a native of this county. His grandfather, James Elkin was for many years magistrate and was a man of superior standing and intelligence. His father, Z. F. Elkin, moved to Lexington from the Eastern part of this county.

Mr. Elkin had the distinction, at the time of being appointed postmaster at Lexington, in 1898, of being the youngest postmaster of a first class office in the world. He was then 27. He was re-appointed postmaster by President McKinley in 1902. He was intensely partisan in politics and a born leader and had he lived would have attained distinction.

He was past exalted ruler of the Lexington Lodge of Elks, Past Commander of Markey Tent, 108 Macabees. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World, Knights Pythias and Odd Fellows, and was formerly president of the chamber of commerce, of which organization he was an active member.

The Republican party has lost one of its brightest young men and the State one of whom it could be justly proud.

The funeral will take place at the late residence of Mr. Elkin at 4 p.m. today. Services by Eld. W. H. Felix of the Baptist church. The ceremony of the Elks will be performed at the grave in the Lexington cemetery.

The Sun-Sentinel, Thursday, August 17, 1905

Elkin, FrankDeathsMonday morning Frank Elkin, son of Jas. T. Elkin, of inflammatory rheumatism, aged five and a half years. Burial this morning at Log Lick.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., June 16, 1903

Elkin, G.W.G.W. Elkin, who suffered the loss of a finger through an accident at the McCormick & Burton planing mill a few weeks ago, says the Mt. Sterling Advocate, is suffering very much with his hand. Blood poisoning has set up and very serious trouble may result from the wound. He has already had to submit to a couple of amputations.The Winchester Democrat   Friday, July 31, 1896Elkin, GrantThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-3-1961Elkin, HansfordThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-5-1941Elkin, Harold Snowden (Harry)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-5, 10-6-1970Elkin, Hart MartinThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-18, 6-19-2001Elkin, Harvey WilliamsThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-2-1968Elkin, Henry C.The Winchester Sun   Tue., 9-28, 9-29-1920Elkin, infantLog LickDied on the 8th, infant child of Mr. Mick Elkin, of complicated diseases; burial at Log Lick.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., July 10, 1903

Elkin, J. C.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-13-1941Elkin, J. M.RIGHT ANGLE   Z. F. Elkin of Frankfort attended the funeral of his brother, J. M. Elkin, who was buried near Log Lick.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 27, 1892.

 

J. D. Mitchell qualified as administrator of J. M. Elkin, with S. M. Boone, J. C. Sumpter and A. T. Beall appraisers of the estate.

The Democrat, Wednesday, March 9, 1892.

Elkin, J. M. Sr. (Uncle Mick)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-9, 9-10-1968Elkin, JamesRevolutionary War SoldierList of Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were Citizens Of Clark County, Kentucky

Compiled By Mrs. William D. Clark, Of Hart Chapter, D.A.R.

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Elkin, JamesWill Book 1, Page 327Dated: April 1, 1876

Recorded: September 23, 1878

Wife                  Lucinda                                      Executor (s): Z.T. Elkin, John W. Dawson,

Children         No names given                                                    Silas Elkin

Witnessed by: Joseph Adair, Thomas Bush

Elkin, JamesThe last will and testament of James Elkin dec. was produced in court and proved according to law by the oath of Abell Watts a witness thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of James Wash the executor therein named who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate of probate is granted him in due form giving security whereupon he together with Samuel Hanson and Robert Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 10; P. 301; July Court 1836

 

Ordered that James Renrich, Nicholas Merrell, James Lowrey and Dudley Stone or any 3 of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of James Elkin dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 10; P. 302; July Court 1836

 

State of Kentucky

Clarke County set Clarke County July Court 1836

Satisfactory proof was this day made in open court in the oath of James Elkin Jr. , Samuel Hanson and William Barnes that James Elkin late a pensioner of the United Stated departed this life on the sixth day of June 1836 and that the said James Elkin was the identical person named in an original Certificate now here shown to court bearing date the 31st day of January 1833 and signed by Lewis Cass Secretary of War granting to the said James Elkin a pension of sixty three dollars and thirty three cents per annum and numbered 4982 and it was further proven to the satisfaction of the court that Marsha Elkin is the widow of the said James Elkin and that she is now living.

Order Book 10; P. 305; July Court 1836

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of James Elkin dec. was produced in court approved and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 371; October Court 1837

 

Amount of sales of the estate of James Elkin dec. was produced in court approved and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 371; October Court 1837

Elkin, JamesJas. Elkin, a young man living near College Hill was accidentally shot and killed in Estill county Sunday. With a companion, he went squirrel hunting and went into a barn by the roadside to obtain some tobacco. As they came out Elkin’s gun struck against something and was discharged, the load striking him in the head and killing him almost instantly.The Democrat   Wednesday, May 8, 1889Elkin, James LeeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-8-1959Elkin, James M. Jr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-21-1972Elkin, James R.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-11-1965Elkin, James Sr.W. P. Elkin & co. vs. Sally Elkin & co.W. D. Jackson appointed guardian ad litem for the infant defendants Benjamin Elkin, Peyton Elkin, Daniel Elkin, James Elkin, Tammie Elkin, Griggs Elkin and Thomas Elkin….

Order Book 18; P. 592; November Court 1884

 

William P. Elkin & co. vs. Benjamin Elkin & co.

Tract of land be divided among children and grand children and heirs at law of James Elkin Sr. ……to William P. Elkin…to Louisa King…to Arthugh King…….Silas H. Elkin being one of the heirs…to Solomon C. Elkin….. The children and heirs at law of said B. C. Elkin are the defendants Benjamin Elkin, Peyton Elkin, Daniel Elkin, James Elkin, Tammie Elkin, Griggs Elkin and Thomas Elkin. ….to James M. Elkin…..to John W. Dawson one ninth part of said real estate being the interest he purchased from B. C. Elkin decd. in his lifetime, said B. C. Elkin being one of the children and heirs at law of James Elkin Sr. decd….also allotted to Arthugh King…..allotted to the said Arthugh King undivided interest and that of his wife Louisa King together said real estate, Louisa being one of the children and heirs at law of said James Elkin Sr. decd……allot to Lucinderella J. Dawson…adjacent to the part to be laid off to her husband John W. Dawson. Allot to Martha K. Wills…to Z. F. Elkin…continued.

Order Book 18; P. 634 – 636; November Court 1884

 

William P. Elkin & co. vs. Sallie Elkin & co.

…..report of allotment and division of the land left by decedent James Elkin now ordered approved…..

Order Book 19; P. 23; May Court 1885

 

William P. Elkin & co. vs. Sallie Elkin & co.

……deeds of conveyance to be made…….to be paid by the executors of James Elkin deceased…….

Order Book 19; P. 43; May Court 1885

 

Simpson Wills vs. James T. Elkin & co.

….adjudged that the one third undivided interest of the infants William Simpson Elkin, Ernest J. Elkin, Orin Benjamin Elkin, James Gee Elkin in the following described tract of land…..E. S. Jouett Jr. as guardian ad litem…..

Order Book 19; P. 630 – 631 November Court 1887

Elkin, James T.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-29-1934Elkin, James ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-8, 4-9-1940Elkin, Jesse D.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-11-1942Elkin, JohnJohn Elkin, of Covington, a railroad brakeman on the K. C., was run over and killed Wednesday beyond Carlisle.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 10, 1893Elkin, John LeoThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-18-1945Elkin, John T.The Winchester Sun   Thurs., 1-3, 1-5-1918Elkin, John W.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-3-1961Elkin, Larry LeonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-17, 11-18-1960Elkin, LewallenOn the motion of Smallwood A. Elkin who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Lewallen Elkin dec. ………….with Enoch Elkin ………bond ……..penalty of $2000 ……..widow declined administering.Order Book; P. 313; October Court 1850

 

On motion of Smallwood A. Elkin administrator of the estate of Lewallen Elkin dec. ordered that James Kennedy, Henry Emerson, John George and Stephen Eubank ………….appraise …….estate of Lewallen Elkin dec. ……..report.

Order Book; P. 313; October Court 1850

 

Inventory of the estate of Lewallen Elkin dec. ……produced ……..approved ………recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 336; November Court 1850

 

Sale bill of the estate of Lewallen Elkin dec. …..produced ……approved ……..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 336; November Court 1850

 

Settlement with the administrator of Lewellen Elkin dec. was produced in court ………..filed.

Order Book 12; P. 359; April Court 1851

 

Settlement with the administrator of Lewellen Elkin dec. being filed at last court …………..produced ………..approved …recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 367; May Court 1851

 

Smallwood A. Elkin administrator of L. Elkin dec. ……..the case being considered and the court being of opinion that a sale of real estate of the said decedent will be necessary to pay debts of said decedent ………..notice of sale be posted in public places ten days previous ……

Order Book 12; P. 405; October Court 1851

 

Settlement with the admin. of Lewellen Elkin…….produced ………filed……

Order Book 12; P. 456; March Court 1852

…….again produced ……approved …..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 463; May Court 1852

Elkin, Luke DavisRight Angle; Died—Feb. 1st, at the residence of J. M. Elkin, his son Luke Davis. Burial at Log LickThe Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 11, 1891Elkin, Lumas OttoThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-14-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Thur., 1-13-2005Elkin, Martha A.Will Book 1, Page 402Dated: June 7, 1882

Recorded: June 26, 1882

Elkin, Mrs. Ada DavidThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-23, 1-24-1967Elkin, Mrs. AliceMrs. Alice Elkin DiesMrs. Alice Elkin died Saturday morning at the Clark County Hospital following a long illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Golden Link Temple and Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church with rev T. D. Johnson officiating. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Callie Robinson, Winchester, a stepson, Arthur Elkin, Cincinnati, one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Florence W. Elkin, Buchannan, W. Va. The body will be moved from the Colerane Funeral Home to the home at 4 p.m. Friday.

THE WINCHESTER SUN   Mon. 5-23-1960

Elkin, Mrs. Alta CroweThe Winchester Sun Mon., 4-16, 4-17-2007Elkin, Mrs. AnnaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-15, 3-16, 3-20, 3-27-1915Elkin, Mrs. AnnaThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-29-1921Elkin, Mrs. AudreyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-10-1986Elkin, Mrs. BettieMrs. Bettie Elkin died Wednesday at Mt. Sterling, aged 43 years. She was the wife of Will Elkin and both were formerly from this county.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, July 27, 1892Elkin, Mrs. Betty HaggardThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-29-1922Elkin, Mrs. Catherine BlancheThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-13-1973Elkin, Mrs. Christine HillThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-26, 12-27, 12-28-1996Elkin, Mrs. Cleva McKinneyThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-5, 7-6-1962Elkin, Mrs. CordeliaDied—At Nevada, Mo. Last week, Mrs. Cordelia Elkin, aged sixty-nine years. She was a niece of the celebrated Kit Carson, and the wife of W. A. Elkin. The later is a native of this county and has may relatives here.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 7, 1897Elkin, Mrs. ElizaDeath of Mrs. ElkinMrs. Eliza Elkin died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Pigg, in Madison county, near Ford, of pneumonia, aged sixty-eight years. The remains were buried Friday in the family burial ground near Log Lick. She was the widow of Boone Elkin, who formerly lived at Vienna and before her marriage was Miss Langley. She was a good woman and leaves many relatives including a number of children.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, January, 7, 1908

 

Mrs. Eliza Elkin, of Ford, died January 2nd. She was an aunt of both Mr. and Mrs. James T. Elkin, of this place.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 10, 1908

Elkin, Mrs. ElizabethThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-18, 3-19-1918Elkin, Mrs. Emma LouThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-16, 10-18-1965Elkin, Mrs. FieldingDied-On the 23d inst., in Lexington, Mrs. Fielding Elkin.The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 7-27-1881Elkin, Mrs. Frances HughesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-30, 5-1-1947Elkin, Mrs. Glenna MesserThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-7-1974Elkin, Mrs. Irene WarrenThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-25-1994Elkin, Mrs. J. T.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-25-1925Elkin, Mrs. KateThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-2-1937Elkin, Mrs. L. W.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-6-1973Elkin, Mrs. Lucy EldridgeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-9-1938Elkin, Mrs. Lucy SparksThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-20-1966Elkin, Mrs. Lurlia DeatonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-30, 7-1-1999Elkin, Mrs. Mary Ann FrancisAge 32, born Clark Co., KY, parent is Armstead Blackwell. Died September 16, 1857 of Consumption.CCKD

 

Will Book 1, Page 36

Dated: August 4, 1857

Recorded: September, 1857

Elkin, Mrs. Mary Bell ArnettThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-31-1972Elkin, Mrs. Mary PerryDeath of Mrs. Elkin.Mrs. Mary Perry Elkin, wife of Zach Elkin, Sr., died at her home on the Forest Grove and Hayden Corner pike, Saturday morning of pneumonia and heart trouble. Funeral services were held at Forest Grove Christian Church by Rev. B. B. Bailey, and the remains were interred in the Winchester cemetery. Mrs. Elkin was for a long time a zealous and consistent member of the Baptist church, and will be sadly missed in the community. She leaves a husband and one daughter.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 20, 1898.

Elkin, Mrs. MirandaRight Angle; The funeral of Mrs. Miranda Elkin was preached Sunday by Revs. J. D. Cardwell, of Wolfe county, and James Stewart of Rowan.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, January 10, 1894

 

Real Estate Deals

W. P. and Miranda Elkin’s Heirs to Grant Elkin, interest in 150 acres at Mouth of Lulbegrud, for $1,000.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Dec. 26, 1899

Elkin, Mrs. MollieDiedMrs. Mollie Elkin died at her home in Madison county Saturday aged 103 years. Her husband, Robert Elkin, survives her aged 104 years.   She leaves a large number of descendants.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., July 18, 1899

Elkin, Mrs. Nancy WatersStephensonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-26, 4-27, 4-28-2000Elkin, Mrs. Polly AnnDeath of Mrs. Elkin.Mrs. Polly Ann Elkin, wife of E. J. M. Elkin, died Friday morning at her home near Providence Church, of inflammation of the stomach and bowels, aged seventy-three years.   The funeral was preached at the family residence Saturday morning by Rev. J. S. Wilson and the remains were buried in the family graveyard. Mrs. Elkin was the daughter of Rev. James Quisenberry, and of his twenty-three children only one survives, Mrs. Sophia Gordon, who lives in Marshall county.   Mrs. Elkin’s husband survives her and also three daughters, Mrs. James Rutledge Sr., Mrs. John D. Hunt and Mrs. Thomas Tucker. She was a constant member of the Baptist church and was a good, Christian woman, loved by all who knew her.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 10, 1901.

Elkin, Mrs. SidThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-19, 10-21-1932Elkin, Mrs. Tennye D.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-21-1935Elkin, Mrs. W. S.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-2-1934Elkin, MyrtleThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-5-1936Elkin, Oren B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-16-1959Elkin, P. E.DeathsP. E. Elkin, who died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, of consumption last week was very closely related to the people of that name in this county, and was also a cousin of F. Clay Elkin, late postmaster at Lexington. He was born and reared near Waco, Madison county but had lived for a number of years at Ford in this county where he was loved and esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Fannie Spry and one brother, Grigs Thompson Elkin both of Bloomington , DI, who are the last surviving members of a large family.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Sept. 21, 1905

Elkin, P.B. Jr.DiedAt Elkin, Wednesday, P.B. Elkin Jr., son of P.B. Elkin, aged fifteen months. Funeral was held at the family residence conducted by Rev. Richard French.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, February 28, 1896

Elkin, PaulThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-18-1927Elkin, Pleasant B.Death of P. B. Elkin.Pleasant B. Elkin died Sunday at his home at Elkin, this county, after a long illness aged about 48 years. Some time ago an operation for appendicitis was performed and his death has been expected for some time. The remains were interred yesterday at the family burying groung of John Lisle, Sr.

He was twice married.   His first wife was Miss Sallie Lisle.   His last wife was Miss Dora Dykes.   Several children of each marriage also survive.

He was well known and universally liked. He had for many years been engaged in the threshing business during the summer and for several years in the distilling business in Elkin.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, August 3, 1897.

 

County Court Items.

Mrs. Doris Elkin appointed administratrix of P. B. Elkin, deceased, with J. A. Bybee, R. E. Quisenberry and M. C. Gay appraisers of the estate.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, August 20, 1897.

Elkin, R. S.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-28-1944Elkin, R. SidThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-20-1943Elkin, RalphThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-28-1961Elkin, Ray S.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-28, 7-29-1999Elkin, RobertTHE WAR OF 1812 – 4th Corp.The Roll of Two Companies Raised in Clark County by Capt. James Sympson

Capt. James Sympson’s Company of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, August 25th 1813.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 2-21-1879

Elkin, RobertRevolutionary War SoldierList of Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were Citizens Of Clark County, Kentucky

Compiled By Mrs. William D. Clark, Of Hart Chapter, D.A.R.

Chairman Of Revolutionary Soldiers Graves

Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, Library

Research Room

 

While monuments are being erected to favorite sons and distinguished people, it seems that it is due from the Baptists of Kentucky that the last resting place of Rev. Robert Elkin should be rescued from oblivion. The first church organization in the State was under his charge. From the Virginia valley, his church emigrated in a body. They brought their pastor, their books and their organization with them. They stopped on the way and held divine services that there the pastor broke the_____ ______ his people on each Sabbath ______ _____ during the week he labored______ _____ support and that _____ _____ were not _____ _____. ______ ______ salary did not disturb him for, like Paul, he labored with his own hands. Occasionally, a good sister presented him with a new pair of socks or a linsey jacket of her own manufacture. He died as he lived, without ostentation and his remains now lie buried in a blue grass pasture, unfenced and unmarked. If any one deserves a monument, it is the one who, amid the hardships of a pioneer’s life, planted the seeds of Gospel truth which in these later years have borne such abundant harvests.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 21, 1894

 

“Speaking of that PROWLER plan to erect a monument to the Clark county pioneers, which I commend so heartily that my contribution is ready when called for,” said a well-known citizen to THE PROWLER , “It would also call the attention of certain religious persons to a lonely grave seven or eight miles out the Boonesboro pike.   In an open pasture there, lies what remains of Robert Elkin, the pioneer Baptist preacher of Clark county, if not of the entire State. Elkin brought an organized church with him from Virginia over one hundred and twenty years ago and it settled and built the old stone church on Howards’ Lower Creek, near where the pioneer now sleeps. His was the life of self sacrifice and toil for the cause, and seeing that the Baptists of that day scarcely gave him bread, it is as little as those of today can do to give him a stone. There are fifteen hundred more or less followers in the county at present and they surely ought to be able and willing to spend two or three hundred dollars in a monument to him, where he lies, or better still, bring his dust to the Winchester Cemetery and there place beneath a fitting memorial stone.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, November 19, 1897.

 

Should have monument

Remains of Rev. Robt. Elkin, Pioneer Baptist preacher of Kentucky, rest in an unmarked grave in this county

In these days of monuments in memory of men who have done things for their fellow men, no memory is more worthy of honor than a pioneer Baptist preacher, Rev. Robert Elkin. His was the only instance in the history of our State where a church emigrated as such. He was a pastor for years of Providence church, of this county, the first church in this section of the State and as such did much to give form and character to the young commonwealth. He was a born leader of men and stood for that which was just and right at a time when there was little law and great temptation to forget the foundation principles of Christianity. His remains are buried not far from the present location of the church he loved and served, in a bluegrass pasture, and unmarked save by a simple limestone headstone, and nothing to distinguish it from other graves around it. Very few, if any of those now living, can point with certainty to the grave, and the Baptists of the State should rescue from the oblivion which will soon envelop it, the last resting place of one who did so much for the State and for his church.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, February 25, 1910

Elkin, RobertDiedAt his home near Gallatin, Tenn., recently, Robert Elkin, aged eighty-one years. He was a native of this county, a son of Ezekiel Elkin.   Two brothers, E. J. M. Elkin and Zack Elkin, still live in this county. His first wife was Miss Lucy Quisenberry, of this county. After her death he married a lady in Tennessee who survives him.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Sept. 8, 1899

Elkin, Sarah ReardonRevolutionary War SoldierList of Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were Citizens Of Clark County, Kentucky

Compiled By Mrs. William D. Clark, Of Hart Chapter, D.A.R.

Chairman Of Revolutionary Soldiers Graves

Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, Library

Research Room

Elkin, ShelbyMr. Shelby Elkin, of Four mile, died Thursday, March 21, aged 63 years. He leaves a widow, three sons and six daughters to mourn his loss. He had been a consistent member of the Christian church at Antioch for 35 years. Rev. James Harding, who married him 39 years ago, conducted the funeral services. His wife was formerly Miss Thompson. Mr. Elkin lead a true, Christian life in all his dealings. The deepest sympathy is felt for the heart broken wife and children. The remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard, at Elkin station.The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, March 28, 1907Elkin, SilasThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 6-1-1911Elkin, Silas RichmondThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-27-1949Elkin, SolomanRight AngleDied, on the 25th, inst., Dr. Soloman Elkin, of complication of diseases, aged 56 years.   Burial at the Elkin graveyard Wednesday. He was a good man and will be sadly missed.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Sept. 29, 1899

Elkin, sonLog LickDied, Monday, June 15th, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Elkin, near Ruckerville. The remains were brought to Log Lick on the following day and laid to rest after funeral by Rev. Marcum. We extend our sympathy to the family in their bereavement.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., June 23, 1903

Elkin, T. BooneDied, Aug. 13th, after a protracted illness T. Boone Elkin, aged 65 years. Burial at the family graveyard.The Democrat, Wednesday, August 24, 1892.Elkin, Thomas R.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-15-1934Elkin, W. A.W. A. Elkin’s Admin. vs. Richard F. Harris …..Equity……….submitted to court for Judgment

Order Book 12; P. 9; July Court 1864

 

W. A. Elkin’s Admin. vs. R. F. Harris-consolidated cause

That W. A. Elkin admin. recover of defendant …….

Order Book 12; P.22 & 23; July Court 1864

Elkin, W. P.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-21-1957Elkin, Walker H. (Pap)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-24-1995Elkin, Warren PriceThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-28-1954Elkin, WillWas Blown To PiecesNicholasville, Ky., March 29

John Chase and Will Elkin were blown to pieces Thursday while tampering with dynamite.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., April 2, 1901

Elkin, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-22-1917Elkin, William F.On the motion of Enoch Elkin who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of William F. Elkin deceased in due form giving security whereupon he together with L. H. Elkin and Robert Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $4,000 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 12; P. 20; May Court 1847

 

Ordered that Fielding Bush, John E. Lysle, James Lysle and George Reed or any three of them after being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of William F. Elkin dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 12; P. 20; May Court 1847

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of William F. Elkin dec. was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 32; July Court 1847

 

Sale bill of the estate of William F. Elkin dec. was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 33; July Court 1847

 

John L. Williams who commanded the company of the Independent Kentucky Volunteers usually called Captain Williams Independent Kentucky Volunteers hereby certifies that William F. Elkin a citizen of Clarke County Kentucky enlisted as a private in said company on the 15 day of June 1846 to serve twelve months in the army of the United States and was subsequently appointed a corporal furthermore that he served faithfully as such from the time of his enlistment as aforesaid until the 18th day of April 1847 upon which day whilst in the performance of his duty as a corporal of said company he was killed by the enemy in the Battle of Cerro Gordo in Mexico fought on said 18th day of April 1847. John L. Williams late captain commanding company state of Kentucky Clarke County

This day Captain John L. Williams personally appeared in county court of the county and state aforesaid and being first duly sworn stated that he had signed the aforesaid certificate to which his name is attached dated July 26th 1847 and that the certificate is true and the same John L. Williams and Fielding Bush being duly sworn according to law (and who are known to the court to be credible witnesses) stated that the aforesaid William F. Elkin at the time of being killed in battle as aforesaid had no father, wife, child or children living that they were well acquainted with said Williams F. Elkins and with the fact that his father Ezekiel Elkin died prior to 1846 and that he said William F. Elkin never was married but that his mother Mary Elkin the widow of said Ezekiel Elkin is now alive and residing in Clarke County Kentucky, furthermore that Enoch Elkin Jr. has been duly appointed administrator of said William F. Elkin who was killed while a soldier in the United Service.

Order Book 12; P. 38; July Court 1847

 

Settlement with the administrator of Frances Elkin dec. was produced ………filed ……..

Order Book 12; P. 464; May Court 1852

 

Settlement with the Admin. of William Frances Elkin dec. being filed …….again produced …….approved …..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 470; June 1852

Elkin, William S.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-2-1962Elkin, Wm. P.Log Lick-Eld. James Stuart, of Rowan, will preach the funeral of Wm. P. Elkin at Log Lick the third Sunday in October.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 9-26-1888

 

Real Estate Deals

W. P. and Miranda Elkin’s Heirs to Grant Elkin, interest in 150 acres at Mouth of Lulbegrud, for $1,000.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Dec. 26, 1899

Elkin, Z. T.Z.T. Elkin, aged 70 years, died at his home in Lexington last week. Mr. Elkin was a native of this county and the father of the late Clay Elkin, who died while postmaster at Lexington. Mr. Elkin was a consistent member of the Primitive Baptist church, and a Republican in politics. The remains were buried in the Lexington cemetery, after funeral services by Elder J.J. Gilbert, of this county. Mr. Elkin was twice married, his last wife being Mrs. Bettie Adams whose maiden name was Haggard, a sister to Mr. W.Z. Haggard, of this city. Mrs. Elkin will make her home here with her brother.The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, April 18, 1907Elkin, Z. T.Died in MissouriDied of Bright’s disease at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Virginia Robinson, May 13th, Z.T. Elkin. He was born near Winchester, Clark county, Kentucky, March 1, 1842. Came to Missouri in 1855. Was married to Martha J. Fulkerson, February 19, 1865. To this union were born five children all of whom still survive, his wife having preceded him to the grave ten years ago. The children are: A.B. and J.W. Elkin, Mrs. Virginia Robinson, Miss Eva Elkin, of Hallsville, and Mrs. Wesley Sebastian, of Wewaka, I.T. He was a quiet, unassuming man, kind disposition, was an earnest, consecrated member of Red Top congregation for over 40 years. His remains were interred at Mount Zion cemetery Sunday, Rev. W.H. Ellington conducting the funeral. – Centralia (Mo.) Guard.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, May 24, 1910

Elkin, ZachariahOrdered that Thomas J. Bush be appointed guardian to the estate of Frances Elkin infant orphan of Zachariah Elkin dec. giving security whereupon he together with Cyntha Elkin entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $1400 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 11; P. 467; December Court 1846

 

Settlement with Thomas J. Bush guardian of Frances Elkin was produced in court…………………………………

Order Book 12; P. 112; June Court 1848

Order Book 12; P. 124; July Court 1848

Order Book 12; P. 282; May Court 1850

 

Settlement with the guardian of Frances Elkins being laid over at last court was again produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 294; June Court 1850

 

Settlement with the guardian of Frances Elkin was produced in court ……filed.

Order Book 12; P. 367; May Court 1851

 

Elkin Frances guardian settlement- again produced…..approved …recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 379; June Court 1851

 

Settlement with the guardian of Frances T. Elkin …..produced …..filed …..

Order Book 12; P. 464; May Court 1852

Again produced …………..approved …..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 470; June 1852

 

Settlement with the guardian of Frances T. Elkin was produced in court ..….filed.

Order Book 12; P. 565; June Court 1853

 

Settlement of the guardian of Frances T. Elkin being filed at last court was again produced in court, approved of and ordered to be recorded

Order Book 12; P. 572; July Court 1853

 

Report of the estate of Frances T. Elkin …produced …….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 603; November Court 1853

Elkin, ZackGermantownMr. Zack Elkin, died Monday at the home of his brother, Ezekiel Elkin, near Elkin Station. His death was caused from catarrh. He had been confined to his bed only a week.   He was a good citizen, and leaves a large family of brothers and sisters and friends to mourn his loss.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Jan. 7, 1904

Elkin, ZackThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-16, 3-17-1914Elkin, ZekeThe Winchester Sun Tues., 3-29-1938Elkins, Cecil AllenThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-20-1942; Mon., 6-21-1943; Tues., 6-20-1944; Thur., 6-20-1946; Fri., 6-20-1947; Mon., 6-21-1948; Mon., 6-20-1949Elkins, childBurned to a CrispNew Roe, Ky., Jan. 28th—the news reached here from Cumberland Mountains, about forty-five miles from here, that two children, one the child of Dan Elkins and the other a visitor, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the room in which the children were sleeping, at Dan Elkins’ home, last Sunday night.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, January 29, 1897

Elkins, Effie LydiaThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-22-1952Elkins, FrankThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-2-1925Elkins, Gabriel S.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-22-1927Elkins, George Dewey Sr.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-22, 8-23-2002Elkins, HarveyThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-26-1938Elkins, HarveyThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-5-1958Elkins, HenryThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-23, 6-24-1964Elkins, J. R.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-27-1914Elkins, Lee                             AAThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-7-1914Elkins, MelvinThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-28-1913Elkins, MosesThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-20-1967Elkins, Mrs. AliceThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-21-1966Elkins, Mrs. Catherine YearyThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-7-1979Elkins, Mrs. LauraThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-3-1925Elkins, Mrs. Laura CecilThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-27-1944Elkins, Mrs. Mollie MillerThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-11, 12-12-1970Elkins, Mrs. NettieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-16-1959Elkins, RobertThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-7-1932Elkins, Sampel J.The Winchester Sun,   Tues., 4-12, 4-16-1921Elkins, VernonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-21-1986Elkins, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-21-1929Elks MembersNames of the departed members and the dates of their deaths:H. L. Stevens; 11-18-1920

J. Temple Jones; 9-12-1920

Ben W. Good; 8-28-1920

James W. Webb; 6-26-1920

Vernon Hisle; 12-21-1919

T. G. Barrow; 9-17-1919

L. R. Hampton; 11-3-1918

A. G. Locknane; 11-3-1918

Dr. H. D. Stubblefield; 5-28-1918

E. C. Lisle; 11-9-1917

Sam W. Pursley; 9-20-1916

Walter H. Smith; 3-10-1916

J. C. M. Day; 8-18-1915

L. H. Bush, P. E. R.; 8-11-1915

James H. Evans, P. E. R.; 8-5-1914

E. S. Whittington; 8-12-1913

James W. Ballard; 8-20-1911

Dr. Wash Miller; 10-27-1910

Wm. A. Attersall; 11-29-1908

James H. Cunningham; 5-4-1908

Mitchell Calmes; 1-9-1908

Jor K. Robinson; 8-2-1907

Chas. Swift Sr.; 11-30-1906

J. Aas Bush; 12-14-1905

Wm. B. Bean; 9-1-1905

N. V. Prewitt; 9-1-1903

Geo. W. Flanagan; 1-26-1902

Rodney Haggard; 9-14-1901

J. E. Mitchell; 11-13-1900

The Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-1-1920

Elks, CurtisThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-22-2002Eller, Mrs. Triffie BrewerThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-11-1979Ellerman, WilliamInstantly Killed.A Louisville Gravedigger Was Shot Through the Heart While Abusing His Family.

Louisville, Ky., Dec. 17.—William Ellerman, a grave digger at Cave Hill cemetery, was shot and instantly killed at his home, 731 Coke street, Sunday night. The identity of the man who fired the shot is not known, but William Newrad and John Pearce, who left the house only a few minutes before, are suspected. The shooting is the result of a quarrel between the dead man and his wife. They began quarrelling early Sunday evening, and it is said that Newrad and Pearce, who were visiting Mrs. Ellerman’s daughter, Miss Nellie Manchart, took the part of the woman. This angered Ellerman, and he ordered the men to leave the place. This they did, after which Ellerman began abusing the girl. Finally she was forced to leave the house, making her exit through the front door, with Ellerman in pursuit. She ran down the street screaming. When Ellerman reached the gate a shot rang out and he fell dead, the bullet having pierced his heart. Mrs. Ellerman said Sunday night that she did not believe her husband had been shot by either Newrad of Pearce.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 25, 1900

Ellington, DockMysterious MurderNear Limerick, Bourbon county. Friday morning, Dock Ellington was found dead in an orchard by Miss Pearl Crouch, adjoining the home of her father, W. G. Crouch. Both eyes were shot out and fifty or sixty shot lodged in his face. Ellington was dressed in his best clothes and had on kid gloves. October 11th W. O. Crouch and Dock Ellington quarreled, and Ellington shot Crouch in the leg from which wound Crouch is now at the point of death. Ellington was engaged to Miss Pearl Crouch and letters found on the dead man’s person written in words of endearment by the young woman telling Ellington to be careful to not get into trouble, that they would have to wait, as her father was about to die.

Saturday, the Sheriff of Bourbon county, as a result of the investigation made thus far, arrested on suspicion Pearl Crouch, Ellington’s sweetheart, Nick Fletcher and Ike Crouch, the girl’s brother.

The girl and Ike Crouch were both released on $1,000 bail, but Nick Fletcher went to jail unable to give bond. Both these boys are only 20 years old.

The story of the Sheriff is that Ellington was assassinated, and that the girl and two boys were concerned in the conspiracy against his life. He thinks that old man Crouch devised the plan, and that Ellington was decoyed to the place through a message from the girl conveyed through Nick Fletcher, that if he would come on that night she would meet him and elope. He came only to be shot down in cold blood from ambush by Nick Fletcher or Ike Crouch or both.

The kind of clothing worn by Ellington is a strong circumstance in support of this theory. He was dressed in best clothes and had evidently prepared to carry off his intended bride. His underwear, shirt, collar and so on were new and he wore a pair of kid gloves.

There is considerable excitement over the affair and further developments are awaited with the most intense interest.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, November 5, 1895

Ellington, E. L.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-30, 10-1-1936Ellington, J. M.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-24-1928Ellington, Mrs. Mayme DunnThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-14-1966Ellington, SallieDEATHS   At Clay City Friday, of heart failure, superinduced by a stomach trouble, Mrs. Sallie Ellington, wife of E. L. Ellington.   Mrs. Ellington was formerly a resident of this city and her many friends here heard of her death with sincere sorrow.The Democrat, Wednesday, August 5, 1891.Ellinsin, EdgarThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-27-1932Elliot, Edward DuncanThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-11-1931Elliot, Harold Eugene Sr.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-9, 5-11-1998Elliot, R. B.The Winchester Sun     Mon., 11-6-1933Elliott, Adward Bruce (Bill)The Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-1-1989Elliott, Adward DaleThe Winchester Sun   Wedr.,10-19, 10-20-2005Elliott, Allen TurnerThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-3-1991Elliott, Allen W. (Buck)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-28-1983Elliott, ArthurThe Winchester Sun,   Wed., 5-4-1921Elliott, Betty SeaterThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-6-1995Elliott, Boyd L.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-24, 7-25-1967Elliott, Boyd Ray (Bam Bam)The Winchester Sun Wed., 4-18, 4-19, 4-20, 4-21-2007Elliott, DanielDied—Last week in Texas, Daniel Elliott formerly of this county. His wife was Miss Lizzie Burrus, also of this county.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, August 17, 1894Elliott, Earl RussellThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-27-1993Elliott, Earl WoodsonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-20-1982Elliott, Ed H.At Paducah, E. H. Elliott, a drummer was shot and killed by Abe Livingston. Elliott’s life was insured for $25,000 and before he died he said he wanted every dollar of it spent if necessary in prosecuting his murderer.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, January 3, 1894

 

At Paducah Friday, Abe Livingston, who shot and killed Ed Elliot a St. Louis traveling salesman in the Palmer House rotunda on the Saturday night before Christmas was indicted for willful murder. He was out on $10,000 bond, but was remanded to jail.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, January 17, 1894

Elliott, Edward AllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-13-1992Elliott, H. D.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-18-1921Elliott, Harold EugeneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-6, 1-7-1958Elliott, Harold W.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-20, 1-21-1993Elliott, HenryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-3-1934Elliott, Howard PhillipThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-22-1986Elliott, J. F.Will Huis rented at the highest bidder yesterday 50 acres of the late J. F. Elliott land to go in corn; 40 acres to go in oats and 3 acres to go in tobacco. He also rented the place where Nick Hadden has been living from Mrs. Hadden for $300, supposed to be about 60 acres.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, March 5, 1895Elliott, Jas.DiedJas. Elliott, a highly respected citizen of Kiddville, died at his home Sunday Jan. 12th.   The funeral was preached at the residence, Tuesday by Eld. H. D. Clark, of Mt. Sterling and the remains were taken to that city for interment.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Jan. 17, 1902

 

Kiddville

Mrs. Dr. Will Wilkerson, of Little Rock, Bourbon county, visited Misses Carrie and Julia Elliott the past week since the death of their father.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Jan. 28, 1902

Elliott, JoelWill Book 1, Page 256Dated: February 25, 1873

Recorded: October 27, 1873 and April 14, 1874

Daughter           Catharine B. Elliott           Executors: Sons J.F. Elliott and J. W. M. Elliott

Daughter               Lucy B. Elliott           Witnessed by: Elliott J. M. Wilkerson

Grand-daughter   Lucy C.                                                     Elliott J. W. McClure

Son                         Joel F.

Son                         J. W. M. Elliott

Daughter              Elizabeth K. Hulett

 

KIDDVILLE-The estate of Joel Elliott, deceased, has not been fully settled yet.

The Democrat, Wednesday, December 21, 1892.

 

Real Estate Deals

Joel Elliott’s heirs to Leonard Beall, two-thirds interest in land on Lulbegrud Creek for $1,000.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., May 12, 1899

 

Kiddville.

W. F. Garrett, of Fillmore, Ind., is making a visit after an absence of four years. He says Mrs. Lucy Elliott, his wife’s aunt, who has made her home with them since their marriage, has been confined in a helpless condition with no hopes of her recovery. She is a sister of Joel and J. M. Elliott deceased and is a noble Christian woman.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, April 25, 1902

Elliott, John M.It is reported that Mrs. Elliott, widow of the late Judge John M. Elliott, will be a candidate for State Librarian.The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 1-28-1879

 

The news of the cold-blooded murder of Judge John M. Elliott by Tom Buford came upon our people like a clap of thunder from a clear sky. The fact seemed incomprehensible and hard to grasp. At first but few could realize that the enormous crime had really been committed. It seemed incredible that a Judge should be shot unto death on account of the rendition of a judicial opinion. Such a crime is unknown in the previous history of the world, and it is enough to startle us. The Dark and Bloody Ground, it seems, must always be worthy of it’s name. Terrible crimes occur in our State every day, but this last one far transcends all the others. It was brutal, and worse than brutal, and that it should have occurred within the borders of Kentucky is enough to cause the blush of shame to mantle the cheek of every Kentuckian. Will we never suppress our ruffians and desperadoes, and let our better population appear to the world? Must it always be the case that Kentucky shall be known from her murderers, and that her name must be synonymous with murder? Justice hath been most grievously wronged, and most grievously must we avenge it. Innocent blood calls to us from the ground for vengeance! When our Judges are shot down on the bench, what may we not look for next? This thing has gone far enough; in fact, it has gone entirely too far. If Kentucky produces more murderers than any other State, she also produces more hemp than any other; and the eternal fitness of things suggests that she should utilize them both for the general good of society. Enforce the laws. Too long has the arm of justice been paralyzed and nerveless; it has no terrors for anybody, because nobody has been made to feel its terrors. But the law can be no longer ignored; it must be enforced before we relapse into social chaos. Let the murderers all swing regardless of family of family or other considerations. We must purify the moral atmosphere of our State, and it can be done in no other way than by the strict enforcement of the laws; for when the people realize that the highest as well as the lowest transgressors must suffer the extreme penalties of the law, then will crime practically cease. This last great crime which has been perpetrated in our borders—the cold-blooded murder of an Appellate Judge—will shock the nation, and well it may, for never before has America known so heinous, so terrible a crime. Judge Elliott was one of the best, lawyers upon the Appellate Bench, and was noted for his fairness and impartiality. He knew no such thing as prejudice; but invariably sunk selfish considerations entirely out of sight whilst acting in his judicial capacity, and religiously strove to do his duty. He was a plain, blunt, honest gentleman and the people among whom he lived, loved and reverenced him as devotees love and reverence their patron saints. The life of John M. Elliott was blameless at least as much so as any man’s life can be. His terrible death will be hard for his friends to bear, for they loved him, with all their hearts. It is whispered already that the mob will avenge his murder. We trust it may not, for the affair is already black and outrageous enough. Let the law take its course. The murderer surely cannot escape for his crime was too unwarrantable and too bold to admit of any plausible defense; and the honor of the State and the safety of the Judiciary demand that this criminal shall not go unwhipped of justice.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Winchester, Ky. March 28, 1879

 

The Governor will appoint some competent man to fill the vacancy in the Appellate Bench caused by the death of Judge Elliott, from now until the first Monday in August, at which time an incumbent will be elected for the remainder of the unexpired term.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Winchester, Ky. March 28, 1879

 

Judge John M. Elliott lived in this county a number of years ago. He went to school near Mt. Olive church to Judge A. L. Haggard, our present Circuit Clerk.

The Semi-Weekly Sun Friday, March 28, 1879

 

In consequence of the death of Judge Elliott, the Court of Appeals has adjourned until April 8th. Causes set for argument before that time have been correspondingly postponed.

The Semi-Weekly Sun Friday, March 28, 1879

 

A Terrible Crime

We publish below a special telegram from Frankfort to the Lexington Transcript of Wednesday, giving the particulars of the murder of Judge John M. Elliott, of the Court of Appeals, from this district, by Tom Buford, of Henry county, a brother of Gen. Abe Buford:

Frankfort, March 26th, 1879

Judge John M. Elliott, of the Court Of Appeals, was murdered in cold blood at 1:15 P. M., today by Major Thomas Buford, of Henry county. Judge Elliott had decided a case of Buford’s against him, and loading a

DOUBLE-BARREL SHOT GUN

With buckshot, Buford took his station near the Capitol Hotel and waited for Elliott to come to his dinner. Elliott came to the hotel and was standing near the private entrance, when Buford came up, and asking Judge Elliott to go and have a drink with him, discharged one barrel of the gun before the Judge had time to reply, killing him instantly. Buford looked down at him as he fell, saying,

“DIE LIKE A MAN,”

Then walked away. Buford was arrested in a few moments after and taken to Squire Gwinn’s office, where he made his will, saying that he expected to be mobbed, and left his property to his niece who lives in Woodford county. While in the office Buford remarked: “There are twelve buckshot in Elliott. If you don’t believe it go and take them out. I put them there. I put twelve more in the other barrel for

JUDGE PRYOR

And would have used them, too, but there were some children in the way.” Buford is in jail, and there is considerable excitement on the street, with some talk of a mob. It is the most cold blooded murder ever committed in the city.           Roundabout

The Semi-Weekly Sun Friday, March 28, 1879

 

W. H. Holt, of Mt. Sterling, has the last letter ever written by Judge Elliott. It was received by him after the Judge’s death.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday April 4, 1879

 

The Courier-Journal announces that Mr. Henry Buford, of Fayette county, a brother of Thomas Buford, will withdraw from the race for the Legislature and give his time and his money to the defense of his brother. He could not do more.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday April 4, 1879

 

The Boone Recorder wants to know if Buford will take his case to the Court of Appeals if he is convicted.

The Semi-Weekly Sun,     Winchester, Ky. Tuesday, April 8, 1879

 

Judge John M. Elliott once lived in Clark and went to school near Mt. Olive church to Judge A. L. Haggard, present Circuit Clerk—Winchester Sun

He also went to school near the old Halfway House, near the line between Clark and Montgomery, and boarded on the Big Stoner, with the late Asa Miller, Sr., an uncle of the writer for whom the later was named, and by whom he was reared.—Douglas Co. (Ill.) Review.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday April 18, 1879

 

“To the People of the First Appellate District”

The deplorable death of Judge Elliott has imposed upon you the duty of selecting a successor to fill his unexpired term. The Governor has issued his proclamation fixing Monday, May 12, 1879, as the day on which such choice shall be made. Resting upon the judgement of many of my professional brethren and friends, I announce myself as a candidate—subject to such action as the Democratic party may take—for this important and laborious office. If chosen to take the place of my lamented friend, I will strive to be worthy to wear his mantle and to bring to the faithful and conscientious discharge of the high trust all the ability I may possess. Richard Reid

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday April 18, 1879

 

The trial of Tom Buford, indicted for the brutal murder of Judge Elliott began yesterday at Frankfort, a special term of Circuit Court having been called by Judge McNamara for that purpose. Mr. Curtis, the reputed great “emotional insanity” lawyer, of New York, is in the city, and will defend the murderer. Curtis volunteered his services, and will pay hie own expenses.

The Semi-Weekly Sun,     Winchester, Ky. Tuesday, April 29, 1879

 

Buford’s trial has been postponed until May 19th.

The Semi-Weekly Sun,     Winchester, Ky. Friday, May 2, 1879

 

It is understood that Thomas Buford’s counsel, when his case is called, on the 19th, will make a motion for a continuance, and in the event that Judge McNamara overrules it, then they will apply for a change of venue.

The Semi-Weekly Sun, Winchester, Ky. May 13, 1879

 

Col. Tom Buford was brought to Frankfort yesterday for trial. It was generally understood that he would apply for a change of venue.

The Semi-Weekly Sun,     Winchester, Ky. Tuesday May 20, 1879

 

The trial of Thomas Buford will commence at Owenton next Tuesday.

The Semi-Weekly Sun Friday, July 4, 1879

 

The trial of Tom Buford at Owenton is under full headway. A number of Commonwealth witnesses have already been examined, but the case will not go to the jury sooner than three weeks from now. The trial will cost the State $300 a day.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 15, 1879

 

Tom Buford, it appears, is not so crazy, after all. The Commonwealth has produced numbers of reliable witnesses in rebuttal, who don’t think Buford is crazy, or ever was. The probability is that the jury will decide for once in accordance with the law and the evidence and let the diabolical assassin stretch hemp.

The Semi-Weekly Friday July 18, 1879

 

Covington Correspondence Cincinnati Enquirer, July 19th: “Senator John S. Williams passed through the city yesterday on his way home from the Buford trial at Owenton. The Senator’s opinion is that Buford will be convicted.”

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 22, 1879

 

J. C. Strother, a rising young lawyer of Ashland, Ky., and a near relative to our fellow-townsman, G. W. Strother, is one of the attorneys for the defense in the famous Buford trial.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 22, 1879

 

Buford’s lawyer’s expected a hung-jury. The moral sense of the State and the Country at large expected a hung Buford.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday July 25, 1879

 

The Owenton lunacy farce closed Wednesday. The jury sentenced Tom Buford to the penitentiary for life. Language is too feeble to adequately express the contempt in which that jury should be held. If Buford didn’t deserve hanging, no man ever did. Is justice a farce?

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday July 25, 1879

 

The Cincinnati Gazette claims that Buford was convicted through its influence. The Gazette’s cheek would resist the seductive influence of a pile-driver in full operation.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday July 25, 1879

 

Tom Buford has applied for a trial before the Court of appeals. If it is granted and the Court decides against him, the probability is that he will unlimber his buckshot and kill all the Appellate Judges.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday July 25, 1879

 

The Courier-Journal is mistaken. The Sun does not demand Buford’s blood, but plain justice demanded it and was cheated.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday July 29, 1879

 

The trial of that distinguished lunatic, Tom Buford, commenced in Owenton, last Tuesday. Buford has been taken from the Louisville jail to Owenton, and it is announced that the trial will certainly go on, although there is a disposition on the part of some of the parties to have a continuance. About three hundred witnesses have been summoned, and the cost to the State will be immense, as the trial will certainly last from three to six weeks. The murder of Judge Elliott, outside of its pernicious moral effect, will cost the State thousands of dollars, and the whole matter will about result in the murderer being adjudged lunatic and turned loose upon society. He is a very dangerous kind of lunatic. The “insanity dodge” is wearing thin, anyhow; and a few good hangings would thin the ranks of the insane faster than any lunatic asylum in the country could do it.

The Semi-Weekly Sun July 11, 1879

 

John E. Elliott, only brother of the late Judge Elliott of the court of Appeals, killed by Buford, has been found guilty of illicit distilling –“moonshining”– and sentenced by Judge Baxter to four months in the Covington jail.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Tuesday December 9, 1879

 

Tom Buford whiles away the dreary hours of prison life by playing chess.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday August 29, 1879

 

Buford’s case is not on the docket of the Court of Appeals, but will be when the court meets, and it is said the Governor will appoint Judges to act in the case.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday August 29, 1879

 

Tom Buford has obtained a change of venue to Owen county, and his trial is set for July 8th 1879.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday May 23, 1879

 

Tom Buford (Lexington Press.)

Col. John A. Prall, one of the counsel for Tom Buford, being asked about the status of the case in the Court of Appeals, said in substance, that he and Col. Thompson had attended the Court on Tuesday when the case was called up by the Attorney-General. The Judges, not having had time to consult, continued the case until Thursday, when they would make known their decision as to the part they would take in the proceedings. It is very probable that the Judges will Present a certificate to the Governor of their incompetency to act on account of interest in the result. To do this they put the broadest construction upon the mending of the words “interest in the result,” which by the constitution would render a judge ineligible to preside at the trial of an appeal. The certificate will probably be accompanied by an arguement upholding the position taken by the court. In the event of a special court being created it is not known who will be chosen to compose it, and furthermore, the Governor says he has made up his mind as to who they will be, and does not want any suggestions on that point. He is welling to hear arguments, however, on the power of the executive to create the court under the Constitution.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   Friday October 10, 1879

 

The Clerk of the Court of Appeals Tuesday notified the special Judges who have been commissioned to try the Buford case, all of whom have accepted, that the present Court would vacate the bench on Monday, November 10, so they may try the case.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   October 31, 1879

 

Tom Buford

The Decision of the Lower Court Reversed

The Special Court of Appeals in the case of Thomas Buford, Monday, delivered an opinion reversing the decision of Lower court in the case of Thomas Buford from Owen County. The grounds of the reversal are the refusal of the Lower Court to grant a continuance upon the affidavit of the absence of sixty-seven important witnesses who would prove the insanity of the defendant at the time of the murder, and upon the refusal of the court to admit the testimony of Drs. Gale and Killer.

Chief Justice Husbands dissents from the opinion, and among other things takes the ground that the insanity of the defendant, not having been asserted to be temporary, the court has no means of knowing whether the affidavit of the defendant is made by a sane man. A new trial is granted.

Council for Buford testified that upon another trial he cannot be convicted. Judge McNamara before whom the case was tried, is not in love with the decision. He is of the opinion that the defense was allowed every legal privilege. The case excites widespread comment.

The Semi-Weekly Sun   December 12,1879

 

No section of the State can show a sadder official record than death has made in Eastern Kentucky within less than twenty years. First, Judge John M. Elliott, of the Court of Appeals, fell dead on our streets at the hands of an assassin, afterwards sentenced to death and later declared insane.   Judge Richard Reid, of Mt. Sterling, of the Superior Court, died by his own hand. Senators Joseph Garder, R. M. Pieratt and James S. Hargis died while in the performance of their official duties. Congressman W. P. Taulbee was killed in Washington; Judge Van B. Young, of the Superior Court, was scarcely at rest in the grave before Congressman J. W. Kendall followed him. It is a mournful record, which all will hope may never be repeated elsewhere.—-Frankfort Capital.

The Winchester Democrat   Wednesday March 16, 1892

 

A queerly erratic family were the Bufords, one of whom, Judge Marshall Buford, drowned himself at Lexington last week. Another, Gen. Abe Buford, shot himself some time ago. He was a noted turfman who professed to believe that horses would go to heaven. Another, Tom, shot Judge Elliott, of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, because he decided a case against him. St. Clair Buford went crazy and Henry was   almost continually engaged in fistic turmoils.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 11, 1897

Elliott, John M.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-19-1914Elliott, Joy ReneeThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-4, 2-6-1967Elliott, Lana Fortner GreeneThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-21-2002Elliott, LesterThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-28-1974Elliott, LucyKiddville.W. F. Garrett, of Fillmore, Ind., is making a visit after an absence of four years. He says Mrs. Lucy Elliott, his wife’s aunt, who has made her home with them since their marriage, has been confined in a helpless condition with no hopes of her recovery. She is a sister of Joel and J. M. Elliott deceased and is a noble Christian woman.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, April 25, 1902

 

Death of Miss Elliott.

Miss Lucy Elliott died Wednesday, May 21st. at the home of her niece, Mrs. W. F. Garrett, at Fillmore, Indiana, aged eighty years. She was raised near Kiddville and lived there until four years ago when she moved to Indiana. She was the last survivor of a family of six.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 27, 1902

Elliott, Mrs.Age 65, female, she was born in Virginia, she lived in Montgomery County, KY, she died in Montgomery County, KY, she died October 1854 of flux.CCKD.Elliott, Mrs. AllieThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-22-1922Elliott, Mrs. Bessie WinburnThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-12, 3-13-1997Elliott, Mrs. Beulah NadineCravensThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-5-1987Elliott, Mrs. Dorothy Mae GentryThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-2-1988Elliott, Mrs. Evelyn Marie WattsThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-20, 2-21-1992Elliott, Mrs. Ginger Lee DavisTackettThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-15-2004Elliott, Mrs. JuliaDiedMrs. Julia Elliott, wife of James Elliott, died at her home in Kiddville yesterday morning, after a lingering illness, aged sixty-five years. She was twice married. Her first husband was Eld. Robbins, a minister of the Christian Church and at one time pastor of Bethlehem Church. Her last husband and two children by each marriage survive her.   The funeral will be preached this morning by Eld. J. W. Harding. She was a good, true woman, who will be greatly missed.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., May 26, 1899

Elliott, Mrs. Kate WittThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-30-1965Elliott, Mrs. Lillian HattonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-2-2002Elliott, Mrs. Lillian Mae EichnerThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-19, 6-20-1939Elliott, Mrs. Lou Ella WittThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-1-1977Elliott, Mrs. Lucy ElizabethWhiteThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-6-1987Elliott, Mrs. MartinThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-27-1921Elliott, Mrs. MaryAt Gardnersville, Mrs. Mary Elliott, 94, is dead. She came to Kentucky in 1832 and had been a resident of the State ever since. She had fifteen children, 11 are living. She had 130 grandchildren, 207 great grand children, a total of 348 descendants.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, February 5, 1897Elliott, Mrs. Mary PaceThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-15, 1-22, 1-25-1916Elliott, Mrs. MaudeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-17-1920Elliott, Mrs. Nell PetzingerThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-22-1975Elliott, Mrs. Ora H. (Molly)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-25-1994Elliott, Mrs. Pauline R.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-25-1985Elliott, Mrs. Philip J.Death of Mrs. ElliottMrs. Philip J. Elliott died at her home in the county Friday aged about seventy-five years. She was Miss Ragland before her marriage and leaves a husband, several children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The remains were buried Saturday in the Winchester cemetery, services at the grave being conducted by Eld. J.H. MacNeill.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, September 8, 1908

Elliott, NathanNathan Elliott, a well known citizen of Estill county and a brother of Rev. Milton Elliott, died suddenly last week. He was hauling wood, and his mule having come in with only a partial load, search was made and Mr. Elliott was found dead.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 3-14-1888Elliott, NathanThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-11-1978Elliott, Nathan FarrellThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-29-2001Elliott, RobertThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-10-1969Elliott, Sara B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-24-1990Elliott, WalterFound dead in a buggyLexington, Ky., – Walter Elliott, 45, prominent business man of this city, was found dead in a buggy near Nicholasville. He was addicted to morphine and is believed to have committed suicide.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, November 27, 1906

Elliott, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-4-1977Elliott, William (Bill)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-9, 12-11-1997Elliott, William H.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-12-1945Elliott, William Morris III(Sweetwater)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-23-1992Ellis, A. C.A victim of heart diseaseCovington, Ky., – A.C. Ellis, 60, a well known lumberman, dropped dead in the Erlanger bank. Cashier Webb had called Mr. Ellis to the bank for the purpose of transacting some business, and while he was there the cashier passed him a joke. Ellis began to laugh heartily when suddenly the muscles of his face twitched painfully, he gasped and fell to the floor. A physician was summoned, but before he had arrived Ellis had died. Death was found to be due to heart disease.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, May 5, 1908

Ellis, AdamHermit Dead.Xenia, O., Sept. 23.—Adam Ellis, reputed to be worth half a million dollars, and the wealthiest man in Greene county is dead, at the age of 82. He was a bachelor, and until ill health overtook him lived a hermit’s life on a farm in Spring Valley township.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 23, 1898

Ellis, BeatriceThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-10-1925Ellis, Charles Baker (Homerun)The Winchester   Sun   Wed., 7-26-1933Ellis, Columbus                     AADied In PrisonColumbus Ellis, the negro boy who shot and killed the little daughter of John Goff a year or two ago, and who was sentenced to three years in the Reform School, died at that institution Saturday after a two days illness of pneumonia. The remains were sent to his home here for interment.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Feb. 10, 1903

Ellis, DocWill Claim Self-Defense.Elias Hatfield, the Slayer of “Doc” Elias, Gives Himself Up to Gov. Atkinson—Elias Friends Very Bitter.

Gray, W. Va., July 12.—Elias Hatfield, the West Virginia feud leader, who shot “Doc” Elias on a train, is under arrest. He surrendered voluntarily to the governor of West Virginia.

Gov. Atkinson and his guards arrived at Gray Tuesday morning at 6:15. Elias Hatfield immediately approached and shook hands with the governor. He delivered himself up and accompanied the governor and his party to Huntington

While “Doc” Elias’ friends are very bitter, and a number of them met the train, no trouble is expected. Hatfield is confident that he will be acquitted, claiming he shot Elias in self-defense.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 14, 1899

Ellis, E. B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-11-1923Ellis, Ed   (Big Ed)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-18-1924Ellis, Ella WillisThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-11-1918Ellis, George L.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-10-1980Ellis, George S.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-12-1944Ellis, H. E.The Second DegreeElias Hatfield Guilty Of The Murder Of H. E. Ellis—Indictments Returned Against Others Of The Clan

Williamson, W. Va.   Sept. 18

Elias Hatfield, who on July 3 murdered H. E. Ellis, was found guilty of murder in the second degree.   The jury reached this verdict after deliberating more than 12 hours. The special grand jury has returned indictments against a number of the Hatfield clan, two of which were for complicity in the murder of H. E. Ellis.   They will be given a speedy trial here and, if acquitted, will be turned over to the Kentucky authorities to answer for murders committed some time ago. Elias Hatfield will likely be sentenced by Judge Doolittle Monday.   The sentence will not be less than five nor more than 20 years in prison.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Sept. 22, 1899

Ellis, HiramThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-27-1932Ellis, J. B.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-23-1935Ellis, JamesMr. James Ellis, who died in Casey last week, aged 83, was the father of sixteen children, fourteen of whom lived to manhood and twelve still survive. He had eighty-five grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. His wife is still living, aged 78.The Democrat, Wednesday, May 21, 1890Ellis, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-22-1918Ellis, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-13-2008Ellis, James A.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-21-1923Ellis, James CurranThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-9-1930Ellis, James K. (June)The Winchester Sun Mon., 1-26-1981Ellis, JoeThe Pendleton Trial.The examining trial of Judge F. P. Pendleton for the killing of Joe Ellis was begun before Judge Evans Tuesday afternoon and the crowded Courthouse attests the interest taken in the trial by our citizens.

The prosecution was ably conducted by County Attorney Sam Jeffries and Charlie Bronston, of Lexington. J. M. Benton and Jas. F. Winn represented Judge Pendleton.

A marked feature of the examination was the absence of bickering among the attorneys. Very few questions met with objections and the fullest investigation was thus insured.

The witnesses were kept from the room but most of them agreed of the main points and differed only on minor points.

The testimony showed a state of facts about as given in our last issue, and the inference then drawn were shown to be valid and well supported.

After exhaustive arguments by counsel, the case was submitted and in a few words Judge Evans declared it clearly a case of self defense and discharged Mr. Pendleton.

The decision of Judge Evans was no surprise to those who heard the evidence, and net with general approval. Judge Pendleton was congratulated by many friends.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, April 19, 1901

 

Exonerated By The Grand Jury. The Grand Jury made the following report to Judge Scott yesterday:

To the Hon. Judge of Clark Circuit Court:

This Grand Jury at the request of some members of the family of the late Joseph Ellis reopened the charge that was presented against Judge Frank P. Pendleton in connection with the death of Mr. Ellis. We made a thorough investigation into the unfortunate affair which resulted in the death of Mr. Ellis and our investigation disclosed that an exhaustive examination was held before Judge James H. Evans, which resulted in the discharge of Judge Pendleton and we are convinced by our investigation that Judge Pendleton acted clearly in self defense and that the action of Judge Evans was fully warranted by the facts and we concur in that action and request that this report be spread upon the record of this court. H. P. Thomson, Foreman May 9th 1901.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 10, 1901

Ellis, JohnOrdered that Hubbard Taylor, James Eubank, and William N. Lewis settle and adjust accounts with Timothy Parrish as the guardian of the orphans of John Ellis decd.Order Book 4; P. 509; August Court 1801

 

Ordered that James Eubank, William Lane, John Hurde, and George Taylor settle and adjust accounts with Timothy Parrish guardian of Joel Ellis infant orphan of John Ellis decd.

Order Book 4; P. 49; September Court 1805

 

A settlement with Timothy Parrish guardian of the heirs of John Ellis decd. was ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 83; January Court 1806

 

Motion of Timothy Parrish guardian to Timothy Ellis infant orphan of John Ellis decd. ordered that James Eubank, William N. Lane, John Hurde and Theodus Doolin settle and adjust all accounts with said Parrish and make report to court.

Order Book 4; P. 167; January Court 1807

 

Settlement with Timothy Parrish guardian of Timothy Ellis infant orphan of John Ellis decd. ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 185; May Court 1807

Ellis, MarshallThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-10-1925Ellis, MaudAlready Had The LimitHopkindville, Ky., June 27

The indictment against John Cheaney for shooting Duncan Veach was dismissed, Cheaney having previously received a life sentence in the penitentiary for the murder of Maud Ellis.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., June 29, 1906

Ellis, Mrs. Bain KerrThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-16-1922Ellis, Mrs. BeulahAge 73, female, she was married, she was born in Clark County, KY, she lived in Clark County, KY, her parents were Wharton and Peggy Schooler, she died February 10, 1854 of old age.CCKDEllis, Mrs. D.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-15-1925Ellis, Mrs. Donna Jane FlaneryThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-10-2006Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Wed., 2-8-2006Ellis, Mrs. E. P.Died—At Ashland, Mo., recently, of pneumonia, Mrs. E. P. Ellis, aged 73 years. She was originally Miss Smith and married Mr. Jacobs and after his death Mr. Ellis. She lived for some time at Kiddville. She was an aunt of Mrs. J. D. Duvall, of this county, and was the last survivor of her immediate family.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 19, 1893

 

E. P. Ellis of Boone county, Mo., is visiting friends in this and Bourbon county. His wife, who died last spring, was a Miss Smith, from this county. Mr. Ellis has been a Baptist for half a century and is still strong in the faith.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, October 4, 1893

Ellis, Mrs. Evelyn LoweThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-19-1994Ellis, Mrs. J. C.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-16-1926Ellis, Mrs. Lillian Shrout RakesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-31-1979Ellis, Mrs. Mayme E.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-2, 9-3-1997Ellis, Mrs. MinnieThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-10-1925Ellis, Mrs. SophoniaThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-11-1919Ellis, RobertThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-14-1921Ellis, Sam                             AAMadison—Sam Ellis, the Negro who was shot at Berea recently, has died. The man Rose who did the shooting has been refused bond and sent to jail.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 7-3-1889

 

Madison-John Rose has been tried for the murder of Sam Ellis at Berea some time since, and was acquitted, self defense.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 7-24-1889

Ellis, StephenThe Court of Appeals has reversed the verdict by which the administrator of Stephen Ellis was given $11,000 damages for his death. Ellis was drunk and was put off a train on the L. and N. road near Lexington.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April, 30, 1895Ellis, VirgilThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-5, 10-7-1974Ellis, WalterThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-15-1913Ellis, WilliamDeath Of William EllisWilliam Ellis died Friday night at his home on Boone street, aged about thirty-eight years, of pneumonia, after an illness of nearly two weeks.

The remains were buried Sunday in the Winchester cemetery under the auspices of Ivanhoe Lodge Knights of Pythias, of which he was a valued member, services at the residence being conducted by Rev. B. B. Bailey and at the grave by the members of the order.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Dec. 24, 1901

Ellis, William C. (Bill)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-7-1938Ellis, William E.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-8-1935Ellis, William Sr.Ordered that a commission be appointed to divide the lands of William Ellis decd. among his legates and heirs and that William Ellis be appointed guardian to the legates of the aforesaid for this special purpose.Order Book 4; P. ?; November Court 1805Ellis, Winnie                         AAShe Knew Washington.Winnie Ellis, colored, said to be 107 years old, and believed to be the oldest woman in Central Kentucky, died Thursday night near Waco. She was a native of Virginia, but was brought to Kentucky as a slave 45 years ago from South Carolina. She is said to have remembered Washington, whom she had frequently seen.-Richmond Register.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 27, 1898.

Ellison, B. H.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-15-1977Ellison, C. G.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-10-1939Ellison, FloydThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-8-1921Ellison, HenryThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-14-1936Ellison, James B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-27-1953Ellison, LeeDisobedience Of OrdersCauses a Terrible Wreck on the L. & N. Road Near Upton, Ky.,–Three Men Are Dead

Elizabethtown, Ky., Jan. 26.—A disastrous head-end collision between two freight trains on the Louisville & Nashville railroad about a quarter of a mile north of Upton, which is 15 miles south of this point, at 1:45 o’clock. Tuesday morning. Three men were killed instantly and four were badly injured.

The killed are: Wm. Miller, engineer of No. 16, of Louisville; Lee Ellison, brakeman on No. 16, of Louisville; unknown tramp, about 22 years of age.

The injured are: Smith King, brakeman, Louisville, arm broken and skull thought to be fractured; Clarence Ryan, brakeman, Louisville, scalp wounds and badly bruised; J. M. Burnett, engineer No. 71, flesh wounds; Frank Bell, Western Union line repaired, hip broken.

The bodies of Engineer Miller and Brakeman Ellison have not been recovered and are still under debris of the two engines, which are piled high upon each other.

The wreck was caused by Engineer Miller’s disobedience in not obeying orders. He had instructions to wait at Upton for the arrival of the southbound train, No. 71, but did not do so. A quarter of a mile beyond the station, on a curve, the collision occurred. A wrecking train with several physicians was sent out from Louisville immediately and began work.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, February 1, 1898

Ellison, Mrs. E.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-16-1979Ellison, Mrs. Elizabeth JonesThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-20, 3-21-1961Ellison, Mrs. IsoraThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-23-1976Ellison, Mrs. Lucile ClarkThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-28-1995Elliston, MinnieA Fatal Sleep.Miss Minnie Elliston, living near Glenview, placed a handkerchief with chloroform on it near her face when she retired, to induce sleep, she being a sufferer from insomnia.   The drug proved fatal and she was found dead in her bed.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 22, 1902.

Ellott, MartinSally Ellott infant orphan of Martin Ellott decd. made choice of William Oldham with Samuel Hayhew security.Order Book 4; P. 312; February Court 1809Ellsberry, BenjamanAge 81, male, he was married, he was born in North Carolina, he lived in Clark County, KY, his fathers name was Isaac Ellsberry, he died on January, 3, 1858 in Clark County, KY, of inflammation of the stomach.CCKD

 

THE WAR OF 1812 – Private

The Roll of Two Companies Raised in Clark County by Capt. James Sympson

Capt. James Sympson’s Company of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, August 25th 1813.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 2-21-1879

Ellsberry, BenjaminJohn P. Wills &c vs. Ann Ellsberry &c ……….AppealThe plaintiffs move court to dismiss Writ of Error………..jury ……..to determine …….if paper set up by appellus be the …..last will and testament of Benjamin Ellsberry deceased.

Order Book 10; P. 172; May Court 1859

 

Benjamin Ellsberry’s Heirs vs. Ann Ellsberry &c …….Appeal

………..requiring the Clerk of the Clark County Court to bring into court the original will of Benjamin Ellsberry deceased ……..

Order Book 10; P. 314; November Court 1859

 

Benjamin Ellsberry’s Heirs vs. Ann Ellsberry &c …Appeal

Order Book 10; P. 316; November Court 1859

 

Benjamin Ellsberry’s Heirs vs. Ann Ellsberry &c .Appeal

……jury not able to agree on a verdict ……….

Order Book 10; P. 319; November Court 1859

Ellsberry, Berry Sr.Land dispersed too heirs of Mrs. Ann Ellsberry wife of Berry Ellsberry Sr. decd.Order Book 16; P. 485 – 486; May Court 1877Ellsberry, JohnOrdered that John Ellsberry be appointed surveyor of that part of the public road called Weaver Precinct in place of Thomas Hart discharged.Order Book 10; P. 172; April Court 1834Ellsberry, Mrs. AnnH. C. Hart vs. Berry EllsberryThe plaintiff filed two exhibits. The defendant admitted the death of the defendant Mrs. Ellsberry and also admitted that the Winchester Building and accumulating Fund association had been paid off and the mortgage discharged.

Order Book 16; P. 376; November Court 1876

 

Land dispersed too heirs of Mrs. Ann Ellsberry wife of Berry Ellsberry Sr. decd.

Order Book 16; P. 485 – 486; May Court 1877

Ellsberry, Mrs. Elizabeth HulettDeath of aged womanMrs. Elizabeth Hulett Ellsberry died October 7th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Tripplett, of Cherry Point, Ill., aged ninety-one years. She was originally Miss Hulett, and a native of Fayette county, this State, and in 1841 married John Ellsberry, moved to Illinois in 1855 where he died in 1875. Mrs. Ellsberry left six children, thirty grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, October 30, 1906

Ellsberry, Mrs. MollieDeath Of Mrs. EllsberryMrs. Mollie Ellsberry died at her home at Bainbridge, Ind., of the grip Monday, aged about fifty years. She was Miss Mollie Evans, a native of this county and the widow of Benjamin Ellsberry who died about eight years ago. She was a sister of Peter Evans, Newton Evans and Mrs. W. L. Sudduth, of this county and city.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., April 14, 1899

Ellsvie, JoeThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-15-1922Ellswood, HarryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-14-1985Ellswood, Mrs. Eleanor DykinsThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-9-1979Ellwanger, Mrs. Gladys StoneThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-31-1963; Fri., 1-3-1964Ellwanger, William G.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-25, 6-26-1980Elmhart, Mrs. Margarite S.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-19-1973Elmo, William                          AAThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-21, 8-22, 8-24-1922Elmore, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-15-1931Elmore, HoltThe Winchester Sun,   Wed., 1-19-1921Elmore, J. W.The Winchester Sun Sat., 1-30-1943Elmore, JamesSawmill ExplosionLeitchfield, Ky., Sept. 23

At Whiteworth’s sawmill Thursday morning an explosion occurred in which Nace Higdon, James Elmore and a boy by the name of Hays were fatally injured. There were three other men injured.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Sept. 26, 1899

Elmore, Jas.Madison-Died-At McKinney, Texas, Jas. Elmore 45 years old, formerly of Madison County.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 11-13-1889Elmore, Mrs. B. C.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-11-1966Elmore, Mrs. Elizabeth GibbsThe Winchester Sun Sat., 7-14-1951Elmore, Mrs. Harry D.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-7-1961Elmore, Mrs. J. W.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-29-1947Elmore, Mrs. MarthaW. D. Rash and wife, of Lexington are here to attend the funeral of the latter’s grandmother, Mrs. Martha Elmore.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May, 11, 1894

 

Death of Mrs. Martha Elmore

Life should close as does the summer day, when it has lived in accordance with the laws of nature and nature’s God. Such was the close of the life of Martha Elmore, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Ogden, Wednesday morning. For a long time she has been feeble, and the life forces gradually grew weaker and a short time before her death she became paralyzed and life’s fires gradually went out. She was one of the sweetest, gentlest old ladies we have ever known, a perfect type of Christian lady.

She was born in   North Carolina in 1814 and consequently was eighty years of age. She was a daughter of James Orr, whose father was a soldier during the Revolutionary war. Her cousin Swift Orr, was Minister to Japan under President Harrison’s administration. In 1831 she was married in Pike county, Missouri, to Freeman Elmore, who died in 1853, leaving his wife with six small children. Mrs. J. H. Ogden, the oldest being less than thirteen years of age. For more than forty years she lived a widow and had the satisfaction of seeing all her children grow up to be numbered with the best people of the community in which they lived.

The two daughters, Mrs. John H. Ogden and Mrs. Sam H. Ogden, reside in this city. The eldest, Jas. L. Elmore, is assistant cashier of a bank in Nortonville, Kansas. Robert O. Elmore is a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Bowling Green, Mo. Thos. J. Elmore is in the mercantile business in Curryville, Mo. Freeman Elmore is cashier of a bank at Winchester, Kansas.

For sixty-five years Mrs. Elmore was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and her sons are all officers in that church. For the past sixteen years she has lived in Kentucky, thirteen of them with her daughter where she died.

The funeral will be preached this morning from the family residence by Revs. L. D. Beck and W. T. Bolling, and the burial will be in the cemetery here.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May, 11, 1894

Elrod, E. W.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-23-1923Elsee, Mrs. Mary MayThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-6-1923Elsheny, BenjaminWill Book 1, Page 40Dated: October 23, 1857

Recorded: January 11, 1858

Elster, Mrs. Susan (Susie Lee)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-31-2001; Wed., 1-2, 1-4, 1-5-2002Elston, Lester B.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-14, 8-16-1991Elston, Mrs. Catherine RosasThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-6, 4-8-1985Elswick, C.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-9-1920Elswick, George Edward Sr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-17-1999Elswick, Jessie HazelThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-31-1921Elswick, RooseveltThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-25-1937Elswick, RooseveltThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-23-1938Elton, Leonard LeoThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-5, 11-7-2011Elwell, Joseph B.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-16-1920Ely, A. B.Fell Dead Of Heart DiseaseRichmond, Ky., Sept., 19

A.B. Ely dropped dead of heart disease near his home at Paint Lick Mr. Ely was 59 years of age and left a wife and four children. He had conducted a carriage business at Paint Lick for 30 years.

The Winchester Sentinel   Wed., Sept. 24, 1902

Ely, BenBen Ely, of Lexington, was shot and fatally wounded at Lawrenceburg Thursday by Tom Staughter.The Democrat, Wednesday, August 17, 1892.Ely, BillThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-16-1937Ely, F. E.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-24-1935Ely, HoraceThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-17-1933Ely, Lena B.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-2-2010Ely, Mrs. J. O.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-17-1915Elza, Albert DouglasThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-23-1999Elza, Mrs. Hazel AdamsThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-2, 12-4-2006Elza, Mrs. LucilleThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-5-1985Emanuel, Joel Jr. (Bubby)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-11, 2-13, 2-15-2010Emanuel, Mrs. LouiseThe Winchester Sun Thur., 5-17, 5-18-1979Emanuele, Mrs. Lulu C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-4-2005Embree, ChesterThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-18-1996Embree, ElvinaWill Book 2, Page 8Dated: December 27, 1877

Recorded: November 23, 1885

Embree, JacobWill Book 1, Page 99Dated: February 23, 1797

Recorded: July 25, 1797

 

Order that the Last Will and Testament is recorded for Jacob Embree decd.

Order Book 1; P. 175; July Court 1797

 

Order for the appraisal of the estate of Jacob Embree decd.

Order Book 1; P. 175; July Court 1797

 

Order Thomas Embree executor of Jacob Embree estate

Order Book 1; P. 210; December Court 1797

 

Order for the inventory and appraisal for the estate of Jacob Embree is recorded.

Order Book 1; P. 217; January Court 1798

Embree, JasperJasper Embree died near Red House, Madison county last Tuesday night, aged 88 years. He had been a school teacher for more than sixty years.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 5-9-1888Embree, JohnOrdered that Tarlton Embree be appointed guardian to Mary, Elvina and Fanny M. Embree infant orphans of John Embree decd. with security from Pleasant BushOrder Book 10; P. 76; May Court 1832

 

Ordered that Pleasant Bush Silas Evans, Septimus Scholl and Martin Ragland divide the slaves of John Embree decd. among his heirs and make report.

Order Book 10; P. 77; May Court 1832

 

Ordered that Pleasant Bush, Silas Evans, Septimus Scholl and Martin Ragland settle and adjust all accounts with the administrator of the estate of John Embree decd. and make report.

Order Book 10; P. 77; May Court 1832

 

Settlement with the administrators of the estate of John Embree decd. was ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 124; May Court 1833

 

A division of the slaves of the estate of John Embree decd. was ordered to be recorded.

Order book 10; P. 124; May Court 1833

Embree, JudithThe last will and testament of Judith Embree deceased was produced in open court and proven according to law by the oaths of David R. ______ and James Quisenberry ……recorded.Order Book 12; P. 227; August Court 1849

 

Ordered that James H. G. Bush, George Fox, William C. Goosey and James Quisenberry or any three of   them ………. sworn ……….appraise …….estate of Judith Embree deceased ………..report.

Order Book 12; P. 245; October Court 1849

 

On the motion of William C. Cooper ordered that William C. Cooper ordered that James H. G. Bush, William C. Goosey, George fox and James Quisenberry or any three of them ………sworn ………divide the lands of Judith Embree deceased among the heirs of said decedent ………..report.

Order Book 12; P. 245; October Court 1849

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Judith Embree dec. was produced …….approved ……….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 249; November Court 1849

 

Sale bill of the estate of Judith Embree dec. ………..produced …….approved ……….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 249; November Court 1849

 

Report of the division of the land among the heirs of Judith Embree dec. was produced in court approved of and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 267; January Court 1850

 

William C. Cooper as guardian of Fanny C. Embree reports no funds in his hands as such guardian.

Order Book 12; P. 271; February Court 1850

 

Court vs. William C. Cooper as guardian of Fanny C. Embree on summons the said guardian reports no estate in his hands as such guardian and therefore the summons herein is ordered to be dismissed at guardians cost.

Order Book 12; P.583; September Court 1853

Embree, Mrs. Laura FeeDeathsMrs. Laura Fee Embree, daughter of John G. Fee, founder of Berea College, is dead of paralysis, aged _8.

The Winchester Democrat   Aug. 4, 1903

Embree, Mrs. Nettie SueThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-30-2004Embree, WilliamMotion of John Embree it is ordered that he be appointed guardian to Lucy Embree and Ambrose Embree infant orphans of Will Embree decd. with Milton Vivion security.Order Book 4; P. 462; May Court 1811

 

Ordered that David Hampton Jr., Lewis Grigsby, Samuel Reed, and John Hockaday settle and adjust all accounts with the executors of Will Embree decd. and report to the court.

Order Book 4; P. 462-463; May Court 1811

 

Ordered that Henry W. Calmes , Lewis Grigsby, Samuel Reed, and John Hockaday do settle and adjust all accounts with Ambrose Bush and Jane Rollings wife of John Rollings administrators of the estate of Will Embree decd. and make report.

Order Book 4; P. 465; July Court 1811

 

Ordered that Henry W. Calmes, Lewis Grisby, Samuel Reed and John Hockaday do allot Jane Rollings wife of John Rollings her dower of acres to the estate of William Embree decd. both real and personal and make report.

Order Book 4; P. 465; July Court 1811

Embree, William Sr.Order for the administration of the estate of William Embree decd.Order Book 1; P. 210; December Court 1797

 

Order for inventory and appraisal of estate of William Embree decd.

Order Book 1; P. 210; December Court 1797

 

Order for the inventory and appraisal for the estate of William Embree is recorded.

Order Book 1; P. 217; January Court 1798

 

Motion from Ambrose Bush, administrator of estate of William Embree for Robert Clark Jr., Original Young, William Sudduth and Thomas or any three of them settle accounts with the estate.

Order Book 1; P. 299; May Court 1799

Embry, _________N. Terrill, a leading member of the Oklahoma Legislature, was Thursday sentenced to the penitentiary for life for the murder of Embry. Terrill was defending a case in the Guthrie Land Office, when Embry swore he was a sooner. Terrill shot him down in the Land Office killing him instantly. This was the second trial, the jury disagreeing on the first.The Democrat, Wednesday, October 19, 1892.Embry, AnnaClark County Republican   Fri. 7-7-1916Embry, CharlesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-1-1913Embry, CharlesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-28-1934Embry, Darrell D.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-21-2010Embry, DianaThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-16-1959Embry, Earl B.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-15, 4-16-1976Embry, Earl V. (Jack)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-11, 10-12, 10-13-2004Embry, Edmund S.Madison-Died-Edmund S. Embry, aged 21 years.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 2-13-1889Embry, Harold J.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-18,1991Embry, Harold StephenThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-14-1959Embry, Harvey Thomas Sr.The Winchester Sun Wed., 2-4, 2-5-1981Embry, IdaThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-30-1913Embry, IrvinThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-21-1974Embry, Jesse Wallace Jr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-9-1935Embry, Joe O.Pistol ShotEnds the Life of a Prominent Montgomery Farmer

Joe O. Embry Killed by His Tenant

Dispute Over a Tobacco Crop The Cause

Joe O. Embry, a prominent farmer of Montgomery county, was shot and instantly killed Friday by L. A. Stull. Stull had rented some tobacco land from Embry on the shares and had sold his share which displeased Embry. Stull proposed that each should choose a man to divide the crop and when Embry refused he proposed that Embry choose both men. Embry also declined this and after taking legal advise Stull took some men and went to the barn and made preparations to divide the crop. Embry came along and finding out the state of affairs became very angry and drawing his pistol, began firing at Stull who returned fire, one bullet penetrating Embry’s breast killing him instantly.

Embry was well known here and when sober had many friends but when drinking was very dangerous. He had been in many fights. While going to school in Frankfort he cut Thos. Eginton, of this city, a schoolmate, from the effects of which Mr. Eginton suffered until his death. A few years ago at the depot in this city he cut J. E. Gaitskill very severely; for this Embry was in jail for a long time. Some sixteen or seventeen years ago Embry was shot five or six times by the Paris Chief of Police and he had been engaged in numerous smaller brawls.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, November 30, 1897

 

L. O. Stull, who killed J. O. Embry, was cleared on his examining trial Wednesday at Mt. Sterling.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 7, 1897

Embry, JohnJohn Embry, who moved from Madison to Jackson county, was called to his door and assassinated the other night.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, January 25, 1898

 

At the administrator’s sale of J. O. Embry, last Saturday, there was an unusually large crowd in attendance. Long time was given without interest and everything sold at good prices. Some things sold, we thought, very high.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, February 18, 1898

Embry, JohnJohn Embry DeadA telegram was received here yesterday stating that John Embry, a big cattle trader well known here, had died in Mexico of yellow fever. He left Kentucky a few days ago to see about the details for a big stock yard in Cuba.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Nov. 24, 1899

 

John Embry, an account of whose death appeared in our last issue, died in Cuba and not in Mexico as we were informed. He was sick but three days. He leaves a wife and three children. He owned a plantation in Mexico and expected to visit it soon.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Nov. 28, 1899

Embry, JohnThe Winchester Sun Mon., 12-13-1920Embry, LloydThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-13-1979Embry, Mrs. Birdie Telford     AAThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-20-1923Embry, Mrs. Dora DennyThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-11-1944Embry, Mrs. Ellen P.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-14-1989Embry, Mrs. FloraThe Winchester Sun Mon., 12-4, 12-5-1995Embry, Mrs. Hattie MarieThe Winchester Sun   Thur. 9-26, 9-27-2002Embry, Mrs. MaryThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-24-1947Embry, Mrs. Pearl AllenThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-31-1961Embry, Mrs. Verneda BelcherThe Winchester Sun Thur., 2-7, 2-8-2009Embry, Owen W.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-3-1997Embry, Richard F.DEATHS   At his residence, on Lower Howard’s Creek, Saturday, Richard F. Embry, aged 32 years. He had been hunting and caught a severe cold which developed into pneumonia and proved fatal in a few days. The remains were interred in the cemetery at this place.The Democrat, Wednesday, December 9, 1891.

 

Mrs. Bettie Embry qualified as administratrix of R. F. Embry, with J. A. Couchman, Perry Browning and W. L. Bush as appraisers.

The Democrat, Wednesday, February 10, 1892.

Embry, Samuel P.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-24-1967Embry, SusanMadison; Died–at Silver Creek, Mrs. Susan Embry, widow of the late John Embry.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 15, 1890Embry, TaltonIrvineOn the first day of November, six miles east of Irvine, near the mouth of Miller’s Creek, Nelson Embry shot his father, Talton Embry, with a double barreled shotgun, claiming that he had mistreated his mother. Blood poison immediately set in and he died on the following day.   Up to the present time young Embry has not been captured.

The Winchester Sentinel   Wed., Nov. 12, 1902

 

Irvine

Wm. Heather, our town marshal left Saturday for Beaver Ridge, Tenn., where he expects to find Nelson Embry who killed his father on the 1st, day of November, 1902

The Winchester Sentinel   Wed., Dec. 10, 1902

Embry, TaltonDeaths – Talton Embry, formerly of Madison County, died in Louisville Thursday aged eighty years.   For a quarter of a century he has been a prominent live stock man and was well known to many of our people.The Winchester Democrat   Friday February 20, 1903Embry, TarltonTarlton Embry’s admin. vs. R. C. Nicholas…….cause continued ………

Order Book 10; P. 542; May Court 1861

Embry, Will                         AAJAS Martin, white, and Will Embry, colored, had a difficulty at Paint Lick, Madison County.   Embry belung the aggressor. The later came to Richmond to leave on the train but was met at the door by Martin with a shot gun who fired killing him instantly.The Democrat, Wednesday, July 2, 1890.

 

Madison; Jas. Martin was indicted for the murder of a negro

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, October 1, 1890

 

In Richmond Circuit Court last week Jas. Martin was tried for killing a negro named Embry. Judge Morton instructed the jury to find the defendant guilty, leaving it optional only with the jury to say whether the offense was murder or manslaughter, but instead the jury brought in a verdict of acquittal. Judge Morton then ordered their arrest for contempt of Court in disregarding his instructions. The jury say that they were sworn to try the case according to the law and the evidence, notwithstanding the instruction to find guilty, they had a right to disagree as to whether the offense was murder or manslaughter, and consequently a right to acquit, and believing from the evidence that the accused was not guilty, so decided.

The case is the first of the kind known in the county and has attracted much attention.

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, October 8, 1890

Embry, WilliamWm. Embry, a distiller, residing at Silver Creek, Madison county, committed suicide at his home Tuesday, by shooting his brains out with a shotgun. He took the gun to bed with him. He had been a hard drinker for years and his last earthly act was no surprise to the public. He belonged to one of the most prominent families in Kentucky.The Democrat, Friday, December 25, 1891.Embry, William     (Embree)On motion of Thomas Allen   who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of William Embry dec. ……with John E. Allen and William H. Jones …bond in penalty of $1000……Order Book 12; P. 392; July Court 1851

 

On motion of Thomas Allen admin. of William Embry dec. ordered that William H. Jones, Michael Flynn, John Q. Morehead and James Elkin or any 3 ……….appraise….estate of said decedent ……report.

Order Book 12; P. 392; July Court 1851

 

Sale bill of the estate of William Embree dec. ….produced…..approved ……recorded.

Order Book 12; P.486; August Court 1852

 

A list of debts due the estate of William Embree ….produced ….approved …..recorded.

Order Book 12; P.486; August Court 1852

 

Ordered that Sarah E. Embree be appointed guardian of the estate of Elizabeth Embree infant orphan of William Embree dec. ………….she with Thomas Allen …………..bond and security were approved by this court.

Order Book 12; P. 544; February Court 1853

 

Ordered that Sarah E. Embree be appointed guardian of the estate of Sarah W. Embree infant orphan of William Embree dec. ………….she with Thomas Allen …………..bond and security were approved by this court.

Order Book 12; P. 544; February Court 1853

 

Court vs. Sarah Elizabeth Embree as guardian of Sarah W. Embree on summons said guardian reports no estate as yet in her hands as such guardian and therefore the summons herein is ordered to be dismissed at her cost.

Order Book 12; P.583; September Court 1853

 

Court vs. Sarah Elizabeth Embree as guardian of Elizabeth Embree on summons said guardian reports no estate as yet in her hands as such guardian and therefore the summons herein is ordered to be dismissed at her cost.

Order Book 12; P.583; September Court 1853

Embry, William M.Wm. M. Embry, Circuit Clerk of Madison county committed suicide in Richmond, Ky., on last Tuesday night by shooting himself through the head with a pistol. Financial embarrassment lead to the deed.The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 3-12-1880

 

W. M. Embry, Circuit Clerk, of Madison, committed suicide last Wednesday morning by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. Mental depression caused by fear of consumption is said to have caused the rash act. He was unmarried and quite popular with all who knew him.

The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 3-17-1880

Embry, William W.William W. Embry’s Admin. vs. Stephen J. Winn………Equity………….continued

Order Book 12; P.15; July Court 1864

 

W. W. Embry’s Admin. vs. Stephen J. Winn’s Heirs &c ………..Equity

………..continued

Order Book 12; P. 81; November Court 1864

Embry, WinfredWinfred Embry, 64, of 3479 Stamper Drive, died at 5:55 p. m. Sunday at his home.Arrangements are incomplete at Rolin G. Taylor Funeral Home.

The Winchester Sun   Mon. 8-28-2006

 

Winfred Eugene Embry, 64 of 3479 Stamper Drive, widower of Hattie Marie Johnson Embry, died at 5:55 p. m. Sunday at his home.

A native of Clark County, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Flora Johnson Embry. He was a retired self-employed farmer and a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Angie Embry Jr. of Clark County; a daughter, Gina Embry of Winchester; two sisters, Frances Rainey of Georgia and Eddie Smith of Canada; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Embry.

Services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Ted Barker. Burial will be in Clarmont Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 5-8 p. m. today.

The guest book is at Legacy.com.

The Winchester Sun Tue., 8-29-2006

Embs, Clarence D.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-15-1974Embs, Cole ScottThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-10-2003Embs, Edward ChesterThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-13-2001Embs, Gerald LeeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-30-1982Embs, Greenup ColumbusThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-15, 9-16-1970Embs, Harold W.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-27, 6-30-2003Embs, Lewis MillardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-12, 1-13-1970Embs, Mrs. Addie LeeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-15-1999Embs, Mrs. Edith Jane WaltersThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-11, 12-12-2003Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 12-10-2003Embs, Mrs. Helen Joyce AbneyThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-31-2006Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Wed., 3-29-2006Embs, Mrs. Lenna AllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-12-1990Embs, Mrs. Mallie V.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-23, 6-24-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 6-22-2004Embs, Mrs. Sallie CroweThe Winchester Sun   Mon.., 1-20-1975Embs, Orville H. (Norval)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-3, 6-4-1988Embs, WillieLog LickDied—Saturday, at his home in Estill county, Mr. Willie Embs, of typhoid fever. His baby also died Wednesday. Burial at the Sallie Poer graveyard on Sunday. The wife is very low and not expected to live.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, February 23, 1897

Embs, Winfred AllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-21-1972Emerick, Mrs. Rose S.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-27, 3-28, 3-29-2008Emerson, Benjamin F.Prominent citizen deadMr. B.F. Emerson, of Ford dies Sunday after long illness

Benjamin F. Emerson, one of the prominent citizens of the county died Sunday at the home of Mrs. Mary Reed. He had been suffering from a complication of diseases and some weeks ago went to Tate Springs. He failed to obtain relief and a few days ago he returned and death ended his sufferings. He was a native of the county, a son of the late Francis Emerson. He had decided views on all subjects but was a kind and generous man who had many friends. The funeral was preached yesterday at the Masonic Hall near Elkin, and the remains were buried at his old home now belonging to D. H. Morgerson. From his early manhood he had been a devoted Mason and his burial was under the auspices of that order. His wife, who was formerly Miss Bush, survives him.

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday,   August 25, 1908

Emerson, FrancisWill Book 1, Page 167Dated: October 24, 1865

Recorded: December 25, 1865, January 2, 1866, January 5, 1866 and January 8, 1866

 

John E. Lisle agent &c vs. Francis Emerson &c ………Equity

The plaintiffs attorney suggests death of the defendant Francis Emerson and on his motion it is ordered that this action be revived against B. F. Emerson and Achilles Emerson executors of said Francis Emerson …….continued.

Order Book 12; P. 427; July Court 1866

Emerson, Henry H.Death of a former resident of this countyHenry H. Emerson died at his home at West Line, Mo., September 10th, in the ninety-fourth year of his age. He was a native of this county and lived here until 1877 when he moved to Cross county, Missouri, where he has since lived. He married Mary Vivion, a daughter of the late Thos. Vivion in 1836; she died in 1889. Of this marriage five children were born, only one of   whom, James W. of West Line, Mo., survives. Thomas was killed at Atlanta, Ga., while in the Federal Army. Rufus was drowned while crossing the river at Boonesboro; Fannie married Wm. Lane, went to Missouri, and died, and John H., also died after going to that State. The deceased was a well known stock buyer here for many years and continued in that business until compelled to quit by the infirmities of age. He leaves two brothers, F.M. Emerson, of Bloomington, Ill., and Judge B.F. Emerson, of Ford, this county; also one sister, Mrs. Betty Huguely, of this county. He was a member of the Christian Church from early manhood and was an honest, sober, industrious citizen who stood high in the esteem of all who knew him.

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, September 18, 1906

Emerson, James S.Tilly and James S. Emerson against Enoch B. Elkin &c ………..EquityPlaintiffs attorney suggests the death of James S. Emerson …….…continued

Order Book 12; P.10; July Court 1864

 

Emerson & co. vs. E. B. Elkin & co.

Taliaferro, Moore & co. vs. Same

P. B. Hodgkin administrator vs. Same

The death of the Plaintiff James S. Emerson having been suggested it is ordered that the first named of the above actions be considered as in favor of Tilly Emerson surviving partner of the late firm of James S. Emerson and Tilly Emerson.   Consolidated actions having been heard and the defendant A. H. Hampton administrator of the defendant E. B. Elkin to pay Emerson….Taliaferro, Moore & co. pay to the plaintiff James Rutledge administrator with the will annexed of Phillip B. Hodgkin decd. and Sally A. Hodgkin administratrix with the will annexed of P. B. Hodgkin in part upon their demand…actions dismissed.

Order Book 13; P. 489; May Court 1869

Emerson, Mrs. ElizaDied—Sunday, Feb. 4th at her home near Bloomington, Ill., Mrs. Eliza Emerson, wife of Frank M. Emerson formerly of this county. She was a native of Stark county, Ohio, but went to Missouri when a small girl. Shortly after she came to Kentucky where she grew up in 1874 she moved to Illinois and the following year was married to Mr. Emerson. She was for many years prior to her death a member of the Christian church. She leaves a husband and five daughters to mourn her loss.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 14, 1894Emerson, Mrs. Erma BrownThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-28, 1-29-2011Emerson, Mrs. Kate RupardThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-3-1962Emerson, Mrs. SarahThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 11-9, 11-30-1911Emerson, RufusSome marked peculiarities appear in connection with the drowning of persons in the Kentucky river from Boonesborough up to the Mouth of Red river. The drowning at Ford last week brings forth these remarks. From the settlement of this locality, 1775 to about 1885, a period of eighty years, it is believed nobody was drowned. About the latter year Capt. Turnbull, of Winchester was drowned at the mouth of Bear Run. Probably three years later, Pen Coe, another Clark county man was drowned just below the mouth of Four Mile. In 1882, a dozen negro men and a white woman were washed out of a railroad camp on Two Mile creek into the river and drowned near Ford during a sudden rise. A few years later, several boys from Clark were drowned at the Mouth of Upper Howard’s creek. Since that time the number of drownings especially at Ford, have been too great to be recalled, but perhaps every instance except that of John Sewell, several years ago and the boy East a year ago and a colored boy the past Spring that were from Clark. Thus it spans that for nearly a century and a quarter only four or five Madison county people have been drowned along about fifteen miles of river and those within the brief period of less than six years, while Clark has been unfortunate for nearly forty years and the extent of dozens. But our Madison people on the North side never had any great love for water except for farming purposes.—Richmond Register.This is only a partial list of those drowned near Ford is even the last generation: Rufus Emerson was drowned at Boonesboro; a man named Tillet near the Mouth of Otter Creek; John Atkinson some where near the same place; two sons of Commodore Richardson at the mouth of Two Mile, and a negro boy in the big eddy above the Mouth of Four Mile. Zach Hukill drowned himself on account of ill health near Riverside; Bennie Butler was drowned in Two Mile creek and his body was afterward found in the river. Quite a number of other drownings have occurred, the names of the victims having escaped our memory.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 2, 1897

Emerson, TillyAt the home of his father B. F. Emerson, at Ford; Friday, of consumption, Tilly Emerson, aged about 24 years. He leaves a wife and two children. The remains were interred Saturday at the residence of Eld. Wm. Rupard, his father-in-law, funeral services by Rev. J. J. Gilbert. The deceased was a warm hearted, generous young man and a favorite with all who knew him.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 12, 1893Emerson, TillyJ. J. Hodgkin guardian vs. Tilly EmersonB. F. Emerson executor of T. Emerson decd. vs. Tilly Emerson

T. S. Wilson vs. Tilly Emerson

…..Hodgkin as guardian of W. F. Emerson recover of said Wilson…Hodgkin be discussed as a guardian in the action of B. F. Emerson executor of Tilly Emerson decd……..

Order Book 20; P. 283; November Court 1888

Emerson, TomMrs. Henry Emerson, of Cass county, Mo., and a former resident of this county, was recently granted a pension of twelve dollars per month and two thousand dollars arrears on account of her son, Tom Emerson, who was killed in the Federal army. Tom was a member of Capt. Tucker Buckner’s company of the 20th Kentucky, and was killed in 1864 by a stray ball while cooking his dinner in the trenches before Atlanta, Ga.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 5-4-1887Emerson, W. F.Dr. W. F. Emerson, a very estimable citizen of Pinchum precinct in this county, died at his home last Sunday morning, and was buried at the century near Winchester Monday afternoon. He served with gallantry in Morgan’s command, and after the war studied medicine, graduating at New York. For three years he practiced hid profession in St. Louis, and then returned to Clark to farm and trade in stock. The doctor was only 39 years of age, but had been twice married. He leaves dour children, all of whom are by his first wife.The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 4-20-1881Emerson, W. FrankDeathsW. Frank Emerson, a son of the late Dr. W. F. Emerson, of this county, and brother of Mrs. Will Nelson and Mrs. Tate Fox, died last Thhursday in Seattle, Wash. The funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. today at the residence of Mr. W. T. Fox. Elders J. W. Harding and Cecil J. Armstrong will conduct the services.   The burial will be in the Winchester cemetery. The cause of his death was fractured skull but his folks here have not heard the details. It is supposed that the injury was received in the course of his work which was for the telephone company.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., May 11, 1905

Emerson, WilliamOrdered that David Hampton, James Wood, and Francis F. Jackson settle and adjust all accounts with the administrator of the estate of William Emerson decd. and make report.Order Book 10; P. 23; February Court 1831Emerson, WilliamTO HANGThe Death Penalty Given to Dillard Rainey.

The Murder of Aaron Adams to Be Avenged. The Majesty of the Law Vindicated.

Not in a spirit of vengeance; not with an outburst of wrath nor with the savage senselessness of mob violence; but with the calm, dignified majesty of the law has the blood of Aaron Adams, which cries from the ground, been avenged, or will be when the sentence of the law is executed. A thrill of horror went through our people when the causeless, cruel murder was committed, and when the news spread Saturday that the death penalty had been awarded the murderer, there was a verdict of assent almost universal, and the only regret was that Matt Rainey, the prisoner’s father, did not receive the same sentence.

The crime was a most atrocious one, and with no mitigating circumstances. Matt Rainey and James Henry had differences concerning a piece of land near the mouth of Upper Howard’s Creek, and Henry had placed Frank Haggard in possession as a tenant. Rainey hauled the fence from around Haggard’s garden leaving it open to the stock. Haggard hauled the rails back again and a quarrel on the 13th of last May in which Rainey shot Haggard inflicting a wound that it was thought would prove fatal. Mrs. Haggard saw Aaron Adams passing along the road and asked him to go for a doctor.   Adams went after Dr. T. S. Allen, who lived near, and returning with the physician half an hour later, he was met by Matt Rainey and Dillard Rainey, father and son. Matt was armed with a gun and Dillard with a pistol.   The former raised his gun to shoot Adams, but was prevented by Dr. Allan. With an oath he told his son to shoot and the latter did so. As Adams sank down pierced with a number of balls, Matt Rainey savagely tried again to shoot him.

Deputy Sheriff Eperson was in the neighborhood and arrested Matt Rainey at once. Dillard escaped, although the officers once got close enough to shoot at him. He went through the mountains and was finally arrested at Roanoke, Va., under an assumed name. Matt Rainey was tried last fall and got a life sentence. He took an appeal and since has been in jail here. Two or three feeble attempts were made to mob him here last Spring but they lacked leadership. Since he has been in jail he has incurred the ill-will of the officers and fellow prisoners all whom concur in saying he is the meanest man with whom they have ever had dealings.

The trial of Dillard Rainey began last Tuesday. The evidence closed Thursday at noon and was argued until the next morning when it was given to the jury, which brought in a verdict of guilty and fixing the death penalty the next day. When the prisoner heard it he turned deathly pale and seemed almost overcome. He soon recovered and was taken back to jail cursing the jury and vowing that he would never be hung. Neither of the prisoners have ever shown any remorse for the poor widow and the six helpless children.

This will make the second sentence pronounced by Judge Scott, the other being the negro Will Taylor, who was hung for the murder of Squire Doty, in Madison county a year or two ago.

If Rainey is hung it will make the fourth legal hanging in the county, and the first white man to be hung.

Many years ago Jesse Winn, a negro, was hung near where Col. R. N. Winn’s residence now stands, for the murder of Wm. Emerson, a white man, who owned him or had him hired.

In August, 1839, a young negro named Knight was hung on the Lexington pike near F. H. Dudley’s.   He belonged to Mr. Morris who lived on Stoner and had committed a rape on a little white girl.

In April, 1841, a negro man, belonging to Daniel Spar, broke into a house and disemboweled his wife.   The latter got well, but the negro was hung for housebreaking. The negro woman belonged to Geo. Anderson and her assailant was hung near the far end of the C. and O. trestle on the side of Poynterville.

In November, 1850, Thomas Nichols killed his master, Fred B. Nichols, at a rock quarry on the Lexington pike. He was hung about Christmas of the same year. The late Wm. Simpson was Sheriff at the time, and not liking the job of hanging the negro, he employed Marsh Lawrence to tie the rope. A year or two later Marsh Lawrence was killed by his brother, Jack Lawrence. The latter fled to Missouri, but was caught, brought back and sentenced to be hung. He was the first white man in the county to receive the death sentence, but was finally pardoned by Gov. Powell.

About seventeen years ago, Ben. Plunkett was lynched, being hung to a tree in the Courthouse yard, the charge being an attempt assault on Miss Annie Ball, now Mrs. Bradford. In the fall of 1895 Bob Haggard was hung from the bridge on the Muddy Creek pike for a similar assault on Miss Elkin of near Ford.

No motion has yet been made for a new trial, but this will be done.

Since the death penalty has been given to Dillard, his father says he does not wish a new trial, but is inclined to accept the life sentence given him last fall. The general opinion is that if he should secure a new trial he would also be hung.

The Winchester Democrat.   Tuesday, February 16, 1897.

 

Death Sentence

In 1819 a negro was hung for killing his master. The master’s name was Emerson.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., May 12, 1904

Emerson, William                  AAWill Book 2, Page 145Dated: October 1, 1892

No recorded date   – SEE COLORED WILL BOOK

Emerson, William F.W. F. Emerson administrator vs. Emma Emerson & co.…report of sale is filed and confirmed…

Order Book 20; P. 20; November Court 1887

 

W. F. Emerson administrator vs. W. F. Emerson Heirs

….J. J. Hodgkin as guardian of Anna Emerson and William F. Emerson Jr. ……land belonging to the estate of William F. Emerson decd……ordered and adjudged that all of said land being the farm on which William F. Emerson decd resided at the time of his death, known as the Tilly Emerson place…..commissioner make sale…

Order Book 20; P. 325 – 326; November Court 1888

 

W. F. Emerson administrator vs. W. F. Emerson heirs

Special Commissioner is directed to pay what remains of the indebtedness of W. F. Emerson decd……..

Order Book 20; P. 569 – 570; January Court 1890

Emerson, WillieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-23-1920Emery, ________For Killing His FatherIn the Estill county Circuit Court, Nelson Emery was sentenced to sixteen years imprisonment for the murder of his father.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., April 14, 1903

Emery, CharlesChas. Emery, a young man of Hillsboro, was sent to the Asylum last week for insanity. His delusion is that every person knows what every other person does three-fourths of the time. This is a very foolish thing to go insane over. Why, we know of a great many persons who know what others are doing four-fourths of the time, and simply go from house to house telling it. But they are not insane, but simply foolish.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, February 11, 1896Emery, Mrs. Jessie DaileyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-12-1976Emery, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-9-1918Emley, Mrs. Eliza BelleThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-4-1924Emmanuel, VictorThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-15, 11-16-1993Emmell, W. B.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-2-1914Emmerson, DiannaIn many of the old-time grave yards in the county may be found strange and peculiar inscriptions. Mr. R.H.C. Bush handed us the following which was copied from an old-fashioned tomb on John W. Hart’s farm near the old Bush Mill on Howard’s Lower Creek: In memory of Dianna Emmerson, Born Feb.7, 1791; Married to Jonathan Bush June 2, 1814. Departed this life March 5, 1849, Pr. Shannon preached her funeral Nov. 18, 1849. “On the relative value of good qualities of this female. This favored child of nature who combines in herself these united perfection’s may be justly considered as the masterpiece of the creation; as the most perfect image of the divinity here below. Man, the proud Lord of the creation bows his haughty neck beneath her gentle rule. “Exalted creation itself shall respect the all powerful magic of her beauty; her charms may fade, but they shall never wither, and memory still in the waning of life hanging with fond affection over the blanched rose shall view through the veil of lapsed years, the tender bud, the dawning promises, whose beauties once blushed before the beams of morning sun.” (Composed by her husband A.D. 1855.”)The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, July 21, 1896Emmerson, Mrs. NannieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-5-1921Emmet, GaryWill Book 1, Page 40Dated: March 20, 1795

Recorded: July 28, 1795

Emmett, JohnFrank Dickerson killed John Emmett, at Robinson’s store on Tates Creek, Madison county Saturday of last week. Dickerson came to Richmond and surrendered and at his examining trial Thursday was discharged, the evidence showing that he acted in self defense.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 8-1-1888Emmons, Drewey CarrThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-1-2001Emmons, Mrs. AnnaThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-14-1966Emmons, Ollie EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-17, 10-18-2005Emmons, SusanThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-2-1945Emory, Mrs. ElizabethDied—Mrs. Elizabeth Emory died near Sturgeon, Mo., on Jan. 7th, aged 82 years. Deceased was a Miss Burrows and was born near Winchester.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, January 19, 1897Emrich, Mrs. Elizabeth FeeTaylorThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-8-1997Enbry, AnnieThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-5, 7-6-1916Endicott, CharlesThe Sun Sentinel   Thur., 2-23-1911Endicott, EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-18-1923Endicott, F. B.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-26-1955Endicott, JimThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-24-1931Endicott, LutherThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-27-1953Endicott, Mrs. EarlThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-18-1923Endicott, Mrs. Edna AllenderThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-29-1941Endicott, Mrs. Leila BushThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-26-1972Endicott, Mrs. Sallie WaitsThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-30-1939Endicott, Nancy RuthThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-9, 9-10-1974Endicott, William Earl Sr.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-20-1984Endicutt ChildrenBourbon; A strange coincidence took place in the Ruddles Mill neighborhood last week: While Mr. Lafe Endicutt was going to his brother’s to report the death of his child, he met his brother coming over to report the death of a child in his family. The children were one year and six months old—having the same birthday.The Winchester Democrat   Wednesday, April 3, 1889Endricks, Michael AllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-12-1972Engdahl, Mrs. Denise BrantiganThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-1-1999Engel, Mrs. Mary Swartz (Vicky)Mary “Vicky” Swartz Engel, 69, of Bayhill Drive, Winchester, formerly of Florence, widow of Richard Engel, died Saturday at Bourbon Heights in Paris. A native of Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late Ben R. and Mary Ratliff Swartz. She was a retired employee of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and was the Clark County attorney’s victims’ advocate. She was a member of the Little Rock Christian Church.Survivors include a daughter, Heidi Engel Banks of Winchester; a grandson, Samuel Banks of Winchester; a brother, Ben Swartz of Parkersburg, W. Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals in Mount Sterling by the Rev. Rex Graham. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. today Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, c/o Woodie Wills, 43 Mahan Drive, Winchester, KY 40391, or to Bourbon Heights, 2000 S. Main St., Paris, KY, 40361.

The Winchester Sun Monday 8-14-2006

Engl, John W.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-13-1982England, BooneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-1-1925England, CarloThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-1-1969England, Joseph A.The Winchester Sun Thur., 5-16-1996England, MathewHeavy Damage SuitGiles Hawkins, of Burgin, adminisrator of the estate of Mathew England, deceased, has filed suit in the Boyle Circuit Court against the Cincinnati Southern Railway to recover the sum of $30,000. Mathew England was run over and killed July 2nd by a train near Faulconer Station.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Sept. 2, 1902

England, Mrs. Maggie SizemoreThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-3, 4-4-1968England, Mrs. MyrtleThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-30-1921England, Mrs. R. D.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-30, 5-1-1963England, R. D.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-6, 7-7-1964Engle, CarlThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-1-1980Engle, Carolyn EstesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-27-1990Engle, EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-13-1944Engle, GinaThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-21-1972Engle, HarrisThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-20-1931Engle, HiramThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-16-1939Engle, infantRemains brought hereThe infant child of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Engle died a few days ago at their home in Illinois and the remains were brought to this city and buried in the Winchester cemetery with services at the grave by Rev. J.J. Gilbert.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, November 5, 1909

Engle, Jack E. Sr. (Big Jack)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-25-1995Engle, Jackie Eugene Jr.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-19-1997Engle, Jacob S.Louisville, Ky. – Four deaths by drowning in Louisville and vicinity began the toll of the swimming season. The dead are John Bailey, aged 35, who fell backward from skiff; Jacob S. Engle, aged 23, who fell from a roper overhanging the river; William Mendling, aged 14, who go in over his depth, and James Lamb, aged 23, who was drowned in attempting to rescue Mendling.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, July 5, 1910Engle, JamesA Stricken FamilyDiptheria developed last week in the family of Jas. Engle, who lives near North Middletown.   Friday a little girl aged four years died and Saturday a boy aged seven succumbed to the dread malady.   Both were buried in the same grave in the Winchester cemetery Sunday. The remaining three children of the family are down with the disease.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Oct. 2, 1903

Engle, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-22-1941Engle, James C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-29-1999Engle, James RaymondThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-12, 10-13-1970Engle, JerryThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-29, 9-30, 10-1, 10-2, 10-7, 12-7, 12-8, 12-9-1937Engle, JerryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-14, 3-15, 7-20-1938Engle, John HenryThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-22-1958Engle, John NormanThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-6-1986Engle, Jones F.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-27-1951Engle, Kenneth BerlinThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-13-2003Engle, Marcus GarnerThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-9-1963Engle, Mrs. AndrewThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-16, 7-13-1938Engle, Mrs. AnnaThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-8-1938Engle, Mrs. Carrie LeeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-3, 4-4-1991Engle, Mrs. DessieThe Winchester Sun   Wed. 11-12-2008Engle, Mrs. ElizabethDeath of Mrs. EngleMrs. Elizabeth Engle, wife of Jas. F. Engle, died at her home in the northern part of the county Sunday morning aged forty-eight years. She was recovering from an attack of typhoid fever when attacked by pneumonia which proving fatal in a few days. She leaves a husband and eight children several of them married.   She was Miss Fennell before her marriage and leaves a number of brothers and sisters. She was a good woman and deservedly popular. The funeral was preached yesterday at the family residence by Eld. J. W. Harding and the remains were interred in the cemetery here.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Oct. 17, 1899

Engle, Mrs. EvaThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-20-2003Engle, Mrs. Kathryn JohnsonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-18-1969Engle, Mrs. KittyVienna – Mrs. Kitty Engle, wife of Robert Engle, and daughter of uncle George Bush, died Thursday night, the 22nd, of consumption, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Engle was like by all who knew her. She left three little children and a large circle of warm friends. The family and Mr. Engle have the sympathy of the many friends who mourn her loss.The Clark County Democrat   Wednesday, April 28, 1880

 

Log lick items

Died – April 23rd, Mrs. Kitty Engle, aged about 28 years.

The Clark County Democrat   Wed., 4-28-1880

Engle, Mrs. Maggie StidhamThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-20-1980Engle, Mrs. Nancy R.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-16, 8-17-1944Engle, Mrs. Nora PelfreyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-24-1983Engle, Mrs. ZeldaThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-4, 9-5-1958Engle, NormanThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-17, 11-18-1966Engle, RufusThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 7-18-1978Engle, Shala LouiseThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-14-1996Engle, SharpThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-27-1939Engle, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-16-1972Engle, Thomas J.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-25-1954Engle, W. M.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-17-1942Engle, William H.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-17-1945Engleman, Andrew SimonJacksonAndrew Engleman, the little orphan boy in whom much interest has been taken by our people, died on last Thursday night of brain fever. His funeral was preached at the Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock Friday evening by Rev. G. C. Kelley.The Semi-Weekly Sun     Tue., 3-30-1880

 

A Sad Case

Andrew Engleman, the little white boy who has lived with Alfred Donahi, of color, ever since he has been in Clark, and whose case aroused the sympathies of our people to such an extent, died last Friday morning of brain fever, aged 11 years.   His funeral was preached by Rev. G. C. Kelly at the Presbyterian church, and quite a number, both white and black, were present. Thinking that a true history of his case would interest our readers, we obtained from Donahi the following statement; Donahi formerly lived in Boyle, about 7 miles from Danville, and was once owned by Hon. Paul J. Doneghy, the present representative from that county. After emancipation he lived in a little house of his own, and on going to the door on the morning of March 6th, 1869, he found a basket containing a white boy infant about three weeks old. In the basket he also found articles of clothing for the child and a note commending it to his care, and stating that its grandfather, Chris Engleman, a wealthy farmer of Lincoln, would pay him $100 per year for his maintenance. He accordingly took the child, and from that time until his death provided for him with commendable care and the greatest kindness he was able to afford.   Donahi says that he afterwards went to see old man Engleman, who again agreed to fulfill the promise made in the note, but afterwards declined to do so, and never gave him a cent as long as he lived. He died last year and is said to have left a good estate. Donahi says the child’s father was Ephraim Engleman, a son of Chris. Engleman, who committed suicide before the child was born because his father refused to allow him to marry the child’s mother, who was his own cousin, a Miss Mary Thurman, who married a man named Bercaw before Andrew’s birth.   Bercaw died and she then married a man named Highlage and moved to Illinois. Donahi has several letters in his possession from the relatives of the child, whose full name was Andrew Simon Jackson Engleman. He was quite a sprightly lad and had been going to school for some time, having been enabled to do so by the liberality of Mr. Barry Taylor, of Newport, who spent several months in Winchester and became interested in the little fellow. The ladies of the Presbyterian church were also especially kind to him.

The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 3-31-1880

 

On our outside appears an article from The Winchester Democrat giving an account of the death of Andrew Engleman, said to be an illegitimate son of Eph Engleman, dec’d.   From the friends of the family we learn that there are several inaccuracies in this statement. In the first place Eph Engleman did not commit suicide, but died so his doctors say of a well-defined case of Cerebra-Spinal-Meningitis. Miss Thurman, who was Mrs. Bercaw at the time, did not claim that it was Mr. Engleman’s child till after his death, and although Mr. Chris Engleman, his father, never believed that it was Eph’s child yet he proposed to her that he would provide for her and the child if she would leave her husband, who wanted Mr. Engleman to pay him a large sum for his support of the child which was born shortly after the marriage. It is also claimed that Mr. Engleman paid the old colored man several hundred dollars during his lifetime. Mrs. Bercaw, now a widow, and living in the West, is said to have been an exceedingly handsome woman, and to have received great attention from scores of men before the birth of the child.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 4-16-1879

Engleman, BessieSame Railroad CrossingGirl Killed Where Her Cousin Was Hurt-Her Uncle’s Fatal Fall

Danville, Ky., May 21

Miss Bessie Engleman, of Stanford, Ky., was run over and killed while crossing the L. & N. railroad near the home of her uncle E. P. Wood, in Lincoln county. Her cousin, Miss Sue Woods, was struck at the same place a few years ago and so badly hurt that her condition was considered critical for several months. About the same time Miss Engleman was killed her uncle, R. G. Givens, of Lancaster, Ky., was probably fatally crushed by the breaking of a rope attached to a lift, on which he was being lowered into a mine.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., May 25, 1906

Engleman, SamAt Standford Saturday, Mack Ferrill was convicted of the murder of Sam Engleman and was sentenced to imprisonment for life. The killing took place on May Court day last.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, June 21, 1893Engles, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-17-1937Engles, KittieMrs. Kitty Engle, wife of Robert Engle, and daughter of Uncle George Bush, died Thursday night, the 23d, of consumption, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Engle was liked by all who knew her. She left three little children and a large circle of warm friends. The family and Mr. Engle have the sympathy of the many friends who mourn in her loss.The Clark County Democrat   Wed. 4-28-1880

 

Dunnaway Items-There was a very large crowd at Dunnaway church on Sunday, the 15th inst., to hear the funeral discourse of uncle George Bush and his daughter, Mrs. Kittie Engles, and the wife of   Simpson Wills. Two Able discourses were preached, one by Prof. Johnson of College Hill, and the other by Eld. John Adams of the Christian church.

The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 5-25-1881

Engles, Mrs. Lorene T.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-6-1939Engles, TomFriday, Tom Engles was adjudged insane and taken to the Eastern Kentucky Asylum.The Sun-Sentinel   Thursday, January 9, 1908English, BarneyBarney English, aged 29, died at the residence of Jas. Burke in this city Thursday of inflammation of the bowels. The remains were sent to his home at St. Louis, Mo., for interment.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 7-24-1889English, ClydeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-21-1928English, Darlene MerrittThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-20-2002English, Garland FrancisThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-13, 11-14-1981English, Jas.Gov. Jas. English, of Connecticut, died this week, aged 78 years. He was Governor of the state in 1867, and at the time was the only Democrat Governor in the Northern States.The Democrat, Wednesday, March 12, 1890.English, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-24-1922English, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-25-1929English, John Homer Sr.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-19-1980English, L. F.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-23-1923English, Leslie B.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-14-1959English, Mrs. Jessie BowmanThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-19-1979English, PatrickAt Chicago, Peter Mulich, an old soldier, was held up by Joseph Begland and Patrick English, notorious toughs, who robbed him of a small sum and cut him with knives.   Frenzied at the loss of his savings.   Mulich seized a knife from Begland and stabbed him to the heart. Turning upon English he inflicted upon him fatal wounds.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 20, 1894.English, WillWILL ENGLISH, a noted desperado of Fleming county died with his boots on. He was chopping a tree in the woods, when Andrew Vaughn, aged 80 met him and asked for the payment of an old debt. This infuriated English, who made at the old man with his ax, Vaughn raised his gun and emptied the contents into English’s stomach, killing him instantly. Vaughn gave himself up.-Maysville Ledger.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, January 11, 1895.Enlow, Mrs. Virginia Elkin WilsonThe Winchester Sun Tues., 8-21-2007Ennis, Dinna Kay JohnsonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-2, 11-3-1965Ennis, Henry E.The Winchester Sun Mon., 2-9-1981Ennis, James EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-7, 11-8-1968Ennis, Mrs. Elsie Lee HolladayThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-25, 2-26, 2-27-1974Ennis, Raymond Clark (Shorty)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-7-1995Enoch, Mrs. Brenda S. HollonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-10-2006Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Wed., 2-8-2006Enser, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-29-1925Ensley, E. H.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-26-1927Ensor, Charles HenryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-29, 4-2, 4-3-1954Ensor, ClydeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-16-1957Ensor, Darrin W.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-10-1975Ensor, FloydThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-18-1958Ensor, George E.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-7, 4-8-1988Ensor, Margaret AnnThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-17-1939Ensor, Mrs. Margaret OwenThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-4, 9-5-1947Ensor, Mrs. Melissa WellsThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-5-1951Ensor, Mrs. Stella DonaldsonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-26-1993Ensor, Thomas OwenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-17-1939Eperson, JacksonDiedJackson Eperson, who lived near Ford, and who was one of the foremost citizens of that section, died Tuesday of heart trouble, aged sixty-nine years. The remains were buried in the family burial ground, funeral services being held by Rev. Richard French. He leaves two sons, James R., who has lived with him, and William, who has been in Texas for many years.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Sept. 21, 1900

Ephrem, MaryThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-1-1946Epley, Albert P.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-20-1986Epley, Cecelia PuckettThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-6-2010Epley, Martin Benjamin Jr.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-5-1995Epley, Mrs. Erba HallThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-21-1997Epperson, Mrs. Julia A.Dropped DeadMonday evening just as she finished a hearty supper, Mrs. Julia A. Epperson, died in her chair from a stroke of apoplexy. She was the widow of the late Patton Epperson and was 61 years old. Before her marriage she was a Miss Bailey.   She leaves eight children, as follows; Mrs. J. W. Parrish, Mrs. Will Caskie, Mrs. Maude Kratzer, Miss Sallie Epperson, and Messers., Cliff and Hart Epperson, all of this county, and Mrs. Sam Curtis, of Levee, Montgomery county, and Mr. Jack Epperson, of Fayette.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Aug. 31, 1905

Epperson, AndyThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-21-2006Epperson, BecknerThe Winchester Sun     Mon., 1-13-1926Epperson, Billy T.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-6, 9-7-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Sun., 9-4-2005Epperson, Bobby Wayne Sr.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-17-2001Epperson, Calvin CaywoodThe Winchester Sun Mon., 10-25-1920Epperson, Carrick H.The Winchester Sun Fri., 1-9, 1-10, 1-12-1981Epperson, Charles E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-2, 5-3-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Sun., 5-1-2005Epperson, Charles MiltonThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 11-25-1975Epperson, Charles RuckerThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-23-1957Epperson, Charlie LeeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-10, 9-11-1968Epperson, Chester LeonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-19-1929Epperson, childAge 2, female, born in Clark County, KY, died in Clark County, KY, April 6, 1853 of inflammatory croup.CCKDEpperson, childMother And Children PoisonedBowling Green, Ky., May 16

The wife and two children of Ed Epperson, of this county, were poisoned by eating a plant which they had mistaken for ginseng. One of the children is dead.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., May 22, 1900

Epperson, CliffThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-29-1947Epperson, ClydeThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-25-1975Epperson, DregandBloomingdaleDied, Dregand Epperson in his 63rd year. He leaves a wife and five children, John, Joe, Thomas, and Mrs. Millie Jones and Mrs. Noah Rainey, all married. He had been a member of the Old Baptist Church for forty years. Burial on the farm. The family have our sympathy in their sad bereavement.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., March 23, 1906

Epperson, Earl F.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-15-2001Epperson, Edward C.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-19-1958Epperson, Edward CecilThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-9, 12-14-1944Epperson, Edward CecilThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-8-1947Epperson, Edward CecilThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-9-1949Epperson, Edwin K.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-10-1999Epperson, Ernest FredThe Winchester   Sun   Thur., 7-20-1933Epperson, Floyd A.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-6-1974Epperson, Floyd ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-24-1995Epperson, Gordon RayThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-24-1941Epperson, Harold G.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-12, 1-13-1949Epperson, Harold GlennThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-29-1945Epperson, HartThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-24-1945Epperson, HenryDeath of Henry EppersonHenry Epperson died at his home near Brighton, Sunday, after a short illness of acute indigestion. The remains will be buried today at Lexington. He was a native of this county, son of William Epperson, and was forty-two years old. He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Adams, of Madison county, and ten children.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, February 2, 1909

Epperson, infantThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-11-1942Epperson, infant daughterThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-23-1929Epperson, infant sonArlen-Died-At Allansville, Monday night Oct. 28th, of whooping cough, the infant son of Ed. Epperson.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 11-6-1889Epperson, J. R.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-11-1919Epperson, James A.The Winchester Sun Sat., 7-25-1931Epperson, James O. (Jimmy)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-1, 2-3-1999Epperson, James WillardThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-12-1921Epperson, Jemina                   AADIED-At Columbia one day last week Jemina Epperson, colored, was supposed to have died, and was laid out in a coffin and prepared for burial. Six hours later she recovered as far as to be able to talk and will get well.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, March 26, 1895.Epperson, JoeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-6-1952Epperson, JohnOrdered that Samuel Chorn be appointed guardian to Marcy Epperson infant orphan of John Epperson dec. giving security whereupon he together with John G. Houston entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $500 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 11; P. 133; May Court 1842Epperson, John W.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-14-1953Epperson, Jouett B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-4-1956Epperson, L. D.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-3, 5-5-1969Epperson, Lazena D. “Buster”The Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-10-1994Epperson, LinvilleThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-14-1922Epperson, Louise OlingerThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-19-2006Epperson, Marcus H.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-14-1972Epperson, Marcus L.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-15, 6-16-2009Epperson, Mary Alice McCordThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-23-2001Epperson, Melvine BrowneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-9, 12-10-1968Epperson, Mrs. Annie CatherineCrimThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-30-2000Epperson, Mrs. ArthusaDied in Fayette countyMrs. Arthusa Epperson died last week at her home in Fayette county. She was formerly Miss Adams, a daughter of F.P. Adams, of College Hill, and the remains were taken to Richmond for burial. She leaves ten children; her husband, Henry Epperson, formerly of this county, died about a year ago.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 21, 1910

 

Leaves queer will

Mrs. Arthusa Epperson, who recently died at her home in Fayette county, leaving a large estate, had stern notions about the duty of boys sticking to the farm and of young people not marrying too soon. In the last codicil of her will, which was filed for probate, is the following clause: “If any of my children marry or quit working on the farm or on my said real estate before five years shall have expired after my death, he or she shall forfeit all interest in my estate when final disposition is made, except the amount of $1. “After my present farm is wholly paid for the boys who remain on it and work shall receive pro rata one-half of the profits made on said farm after all necessary running expenses have been paid, and the other half is to be applied to my estate to accrue and multiply for my children for final division as previously mentioned.”

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, January 25, 1910

 

We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Henry Epperson, of Fayette. She had lately purchased property at this place from Luther Hamilton.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 28, 1910

 

Personal estate

The report of the appraisers of the estate of Mrs. Arthur Epperson, of Fayette county, but formerly of this county, fixed it at $3,751.15 of which $2,500 is a policy of life insurance.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, February 4, 1910

Epperson, Mrs. Beulah ClayThe Winchester Sun Fri., 3-2, 3-3-2007Epperson, Mrs. Chenelle L.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-9, 5-10-2008Epperson, Mrs. Chole McKinneyThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-28-1986Epperson, Mrs. Clemmie NapierThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-2-1999Epperson, Mrs. Dorothy GordonThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-21, 7-23-1973Epperson, Mrs. E. C.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-3-1927Epperson, Mrs. Ed.DeathsMrs. Ed. Epperson, aged about 35 years, died at her home near Vienna Sunday morning after a long illness of consumption. Funeral services, conducted by Eld. Marcum, of Clay City, were held at the family residence Monday and the remains were buried in the Shepherd graveyard. Mrs. Epperson was a daughter of Newton Tuttle and a good Christian woman. Besides a husband and three children she leaves numerous relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., March 3, 1904

Epperson, Mrs. Eliza ElkinThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-31-1951Epperson, Mrs. Eliza TuttleThe Winchester Sun Tues., 11-3-1981Epperson, Mrs. Ella HaggardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-22-1975Epperson, Mrs. EthelThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-11-1969Epperson, Mrs. Eunice MargaretThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-15, 9-16-1992Epperson, Mrs. Fannie MaeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-15, 2-16-1984Epperson, Mrs. Grace WolvertonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-9, 9-10-1980Epperson, Mrs. June ClarkThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-11-1979Epperson, Mrs. LeGrand D.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-29-1949Epperson, Mrs. Leona WellsThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-21-2011Epperson, Mrs. Lillie MaeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-29-1993Epperson, Mrs. Lois NewkirkThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-25-2002Epperson, Mrs. Lucille PorterThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-15, 10-16-1984Epperson, Mrs. Lucy KingThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-20, 3-21-1989Epperson, Mrs. Lula E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-11, 12-12-1967Epperson, Mrs. Martha FrancesThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-24-1923Epperson, Mrs. Mary CurtisThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-19-1921Epperson, Mrs. Mary FlorenceThe Winchester Sun Mon., 11-22-1993Epperson, Mrs. Mary IsabelleRaglandThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-27, 12-28-1973Epperson, Mrs. Mary PalmerThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-24-1922Epperson, Mrs. Mary Thomas(Bobbie)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-21-1978Epperson, Mrs. Mary WiseThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-28-1971Epperson, Mrs. Mayme WrightThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-5, 4-6-1971Epperson, Mrs. MillieDeathsMrs. Millie Epperson, wife of Caswell Epperson, died suddenly of heart trouble at her home near Springfield, Ky., at noon last Thursday just after eating a hearty meal and chatting with her husband. The remains arrived here at noon Friday and on Saturday morning were buried in the Epperson graveyard near Ruckerville with services at the grave by Eld. M. F. Lowery. The deceased was in her sixty-second year. She was a daughter of the late Walker Black and a sister of Mrs. Henry Long, of this city, and Jas. H. Black, of the county. Her husband and a son James, who is married and has three children, survive. Mrs. Epperson had been a faithful member of the Christian church nearly half a century.   She was a devoted wife and mother and in all the relations of life a good true woman.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., June 16, 1904

Epperson, Mrs. MinnieThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-10-1999Epperson, Mrs. Minnie FrancesCraggThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-10-1974Epperson, Mrs. MollieDied, Dec. 25th, at the residence of her stepfather, J. M. Parris, Mrs. Mollie Epperson, aged twenty-six years. Her funeral was preached at Ruckerville by Eld. J. G. Adams, thence her burial in the family graveyard.The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 1-4-1888Epperson, Mrs. Myra WeldonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-14-1964Epperson, Mrs. Nannie DennisThe Winchester Sun Mon., 12-8-1986Epperson, Mrs. Nannie G.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-16-1960Epperson, Mrs. Shirley Ann ColeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-15-1996Epperson, Mrs. ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-19-1925Epperson, Mrs. Wm.Mrs. Wm. Epperson died at her home in the eastern part of the county, last Sunday. The burial was in the family graveyard with services by Elder J.W. Harding. Mrs. Epperson leaves her husband, and children as follows: J.A. Epperson, who recently moved to Illinois; Edward and Robert, of this county; Mrs. John Goode, of Oklahoma; Mrs. James Crews, of the county, and Mrs. Amanda Tuttle, of this city.The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, March 28, 1907

 

Will probated

Mrs. Mildred J. Epperson leaves all her property to her husband, William Epperson.

The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, April 25, 1907

Epperson, Orban ScottThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-20-1994Epperson, Owen E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-27-1990Epperson, PerryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-13-1992Epperson, Ralph G.The Winchester Sun Mon., 1-29-2007Epperson, Ray CurtisThe Winchester Sun Mon., 7-6-1981Epperson, Robert L. (Bob)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-27, 8-28-1948Epperson, Ronald Lewis (Ron)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-12-1999Epperson, S. W. (Sid)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-28, 6-29-1973Epperson, sonRuckervilleBorn, August 2nd, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Epperson, a 10-lb. son, which was buried that evening in the graveyard at the home of B. H. Rainey.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Aug. 17, 1905

Epperson, Stephen J.Died in LexingtonStephen J. Epperson died recently, aged eighty years. He was a native of this county but moved away many years ago. He lived in Nicholas county a long time and was postmaster at a country postoffice for eighteen years. About ten years ago he moved to Lexington, where he had since resided. He was a Federal soldier in the Civil war.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, September 23, 1910

Epperson, T. C.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-18, 5-20-1957Epperson, T. E.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-6-1937Epperson, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-5-1913Epperson, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-5-1926Epperson, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-10-1955Epperson, Thomas H.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-10, 12-11, 2-12-1954Epperson, Thomas H.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-22, 6-23-1972Epperson, Vernon BThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-10-2008Epperson, W. R. (Bob)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-19-1980Epperson, WilbertThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-22-1990Epperson, WilliamDeath of Wm. EppersonWilliam Epperson died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Crews, near Bloomingdale, after a long illness, aged eighty-three years. For many years he had been one of the most prominent men in the eastern part of this county. He is survived by three sons, James, of Illinois, Robert and Edward, of this county, and three daughters, Mrs. John Goode, of Oklahoma, Mrs. Jas. Crews, and Mrs. Amanda Tuttle, of this county. The remains were buried in the family graveyard and services by M.P. Lowry.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, August 2, 1910

 

Bloomingdale – John Will Tuttle and sister Mrs. Bedford, attended the burial of their grandfather, William Epperson, who died at this place on the 28th.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 5, 1910

 

Bloomingdale – Wm . Epperson, a splendid citizen and a Christian gentleman, died at his home on July 28th, aged eighty-three years. He leaves six children; Mrs. Jas. Cruse and Mrs. Amanda Tuttle, of this county, Mrs. John Goode, of Oklahoma, Jas. Epperson, of Illinois, Robert and Ed Epperson, of this county. Mrs. J.R. Hughes, of Lexington, and Mrs. Cap Clem, are stepdaughters. He was a valued member of Pharis Hill Christian church. The remains were buried at home with funeral services by Eld. M.P. Lowry. The following grandsons acted as pallbearers: C.A. Crews, R.L. Crews, Lawrence Epperson, R.H. Epperson, Shelby T. White and J.W. Tuttle.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 5, 1910

 

Bloomingdale – Mrs. James Hughes, of Lexington, visited Colby Conkwright and wife, also James Cruse and wife, and attended the burial of her father, William Epperson.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 5, 1910

 

Bloomingdale – Mrs. Amanda Tuttle, of Winchester visited James Cruse and wife several days and helped to administer unto the wants of her dear old father, who died the 28th; he lived with Mr. James Cruse and wife and died there. Mr. James Hughes was notified of his illness, she came but he had passed away before she got here.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 5, 1910

 

Allansville – Mr. Will Epperson died July 29th, of old age at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Cruse.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 12, 1910

 

Will probated

The will of Wm. Epperson was probated Monday. It was dated October 8th, 1907, and after the usual provisions for the payment of debts and funeral expenses, he devised $200 to his step-daughter, Nancy Jane Clem, and $400 to his daughter, Mrs. Susan Goode. The remainder of his estate he left in equal parts to Elizabeth Tandy Hughes, Amanda Tuttle, Mildred Crews, and the children of Julia Curtis. Jas. Crews is appointed executor without bond.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, August 23, 1910

 

Notice to claimants

All persons having claims against the estate of the late William Epperson are hereby notified to present them to me, properly proved, for payment; and all persons owing the estate must make settlement at once. – James Cruse, Administrator   23-2t

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, October 11, 1910

Epperson, William AllenThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-13-1944Epperson, William Beckner Jr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-18, 6-23, 6-25-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 6-17-2004Epperson, William Beckner Sr.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-19-1975Epperson, William D.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-22, 3-24-1997Epperson, William E.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-20-1931Epperson, William Henry Sr.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-20, 1-21-1969Epperson, William Tolbert (Bill)The Winchester Sun Wed., 3-18-2009Erb, Mrs. HaroldThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-7-1939Erdman, Mrs. Cordie LeeClinkenbeardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-25-1939Eretkin, Thoma Dee ShearerThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-11-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 3-9-2004Erlanger, MichaelThe well-known financier, Michael Erlanger, is dead at Paris.The Democrat, Wednesday, October 5, 1892.Ernst, _____                         AAWas Stealing A Ride.Boy Who Was Swinging on a Colt’s Tail Kicked to Death.

Burgin, Ky., July 7.—Ernst, a 10-year-old Negro boy employed on the stock farm of Forsythe & Chinn, was kicked to death while trying to steal a ride by hanging on a colt’s tail. The boy narrowly escaped burning to death not long ago. He set fire to a bed and tried to hide himself under the flaming covers. Ernst made his home with the family of Fred Forsythe.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 11, 1902

Ernst, William Jr.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-11-1922Erringer, Charles BrownThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-31-1927Erskin, WilliamWilliam Erskin died Friday at his home in Madison county, aged sixty years. He was a brother of James Erskin, of this county.The Winchester Democrat   Friday, March 13, 1908Erskine, JamesLarge man deadJames Erskine died at his home at Clay’s Ferry, Sunday, aged fifty-nine years. He was one of the largest men in the community, weighing 350 pounds. He leaves a sister, who lives at Richmond, and a brother, Thomas Erskine, of this county.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, October 11, 1910

Ervin, Charles CarrollThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-20, 9-21-1944Ervin, EliasThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-30-1937Ervin, HelenThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-27, 1-28-1938Ervin, Hez L.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-22, 2-23-1991Ervin, JosephineThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-29-1946Ervin, Mrs. Mildred R. GrayThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-18, 6-19-1980Ervin, Mrs. MinnieThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-12-1955Ervin, Roy LeeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-5, 4-6-1950Ervin, tripletsMr. Hez. Ervin was unfortunate with his triplets. They are all dead.The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 12-27-1878Ervin, Wilma JeanThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-18, 10-19, 10-20-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Mon., 10-17-2005Ervine, AngelineAge 29, female, she was single, she was born in Clark County, KY, her parents were William and Nancy Ervine, she lived in Clark County, KY, she died August 10, 1858 in Clark County, KY, she died of consumption.CCKDErvine, EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-3-1950Ervine, Hayes A. C.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-8, 8-9-1967Ervine, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-12-1935Erway, Mrs. Christi MarieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-8, 12-9-1987Erway, Mrs. MitzieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-19, 2-20-2001Erwin, Ad.Ad. Erwin, a merchant at Corinne, Daviess county, was crushed to death by a barrel of coal oil falling on him.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 1, 1894Erwin, ChesterThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-2-1932Erwin, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-2-1912Erwin, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-22-1958Erwin, John Moore Sr.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-28, 7-29-1971Erwine, HezekiahThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-17, 10-18-1928Escher, Ernest F.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-2-1983Escher, Mrs. Dora Lee CoulterThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-22, 11-23-1999Eschner, Elizabeth M.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-19-1912Escott, MervinThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-17-1972Esenbock, William RussellThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-16-1974Eskins, Charles Franklin Jr.The Winchester Sun   Mon. 11-25-2002Eskridge, manThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-5-1916Eskridge, Mrs. Jesse R.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-13-1943Esom, FrankWhile fixing a lock on a stand in a furniture house at Maysville last week, the penknife that Frank Esom was using, slipped and penetrated the right femoral artery. Blood poisoning ensued and he died in great agony.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 18, 1894Espich, Mrs. Bonita C. (Bonnie)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-31, 6-2-2005Estabrook, Edward E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-23-1955Estabrook, Mrs. Gertrude GrahamThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-17, 12-18-1963Estep, Ethel LeeWhite Female, she was born September 18, 1916 in Clark County, KY, her Father- M. Estep, her Mother- D. Hall, she died July 27, 1917 and was buried July 27, 1917.Kentucky Vital Statistics Death Certificate______ Volume 1917Estep, Ethel, LeeWhite Female, she was born September 18, 1916 in Clark County, KY, her Father- M. Estep, her Mother- D. Hall, she died July 27, 1917 and was buried July 27, 1917.Estep, Frank J.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-26-1962Estep, infant daughterWhite Female, Father-Albert Estep, Mother-Annie Prichett, Born February 4, 1913, Died February 4, 1913, Buried February 5, 1913.Kentucky Vital Statistics Death Certificate Number 3835, Volume 1913.Estep, infant daughterWhite Female, Father-Albert Estep, Mother-Annie Prichett, Born February 4, 1913, Died February 4, 1913, Buried February 5, 1913.Kentucky Vital Statistics Death Certificate Number 3835, Volume 1913.Estep, Jackson E. (Jack)The Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-3-1993Estep, JohnWhen John Estep, a horse thief, returned to his home in Pulaski, after serving a sentence of two years, his neighbors celebrated the event by hanging him with the hope of scaring him from the section. They left him up too long and when they cut him down, he was apparently dead. He revived though, and striking for tall timber has not been heard of since.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 22,1891Estep, Mrs. Patricia A. WilliamsThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-5-1996Estep, Raymond DonnieThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-28-1994Estepp, BeulahThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-10-1993Estepp, Charles R.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-30-1965Estepp, CharleyThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-22, 11-23-1968Estepp, childThe Winchester News   Sat., 1-13-1912Estepp, DaleThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-28-1966Estepp, Elmer N.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-12-2002Estepp, Ethel E.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-27-1917Estepp, HayesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-6-1953Estepp, Jeffery LynnThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-2, 12-3-2003Estepp, Mrs. Myrtle WoodThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-19-1987Estepp, Mrs. Ollie RichardThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-28-1994Estepp, SampsonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-9, 1-10, 1-11-1939Esteppe, infantThe Winchester News   Tues., 1-9-1912Esteppe, James AllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-14-1994Estes, AbrahamMotion of James Dawson ordered that Patton C. Harrison, James Brasfield, Edmund Pendleton, Francis McDaniel to divide the lands of Abram Estes decd. amongst his heirs and make report thereof to the court.Order Book 10; P. 1; October Court 1830

 

A report of the division of the land among the heirs of Abram Estes decd. ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 23; February Court 1831

 

Settlement with James Dawson guardian to the infant heirs of Abram Estes decd. ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 36; July Court 1831

 

Satisfactory proof was this day made in open court by the oath of Saul Hanson, John Whitesides and James Dawson that Abraham Estes, late an invalid pensioner of the United States departed this life on the 11th day of September 1825 and that the said Abraham Estes was the identical person named in an original certificate now here shown to the court hearing states on the 9th day of January 1816 and signed by William H. Crawford Secretary of War granting to the said Abraham Estes a pension of three dollars and seventy five cents per month and not numbered, and it was further proven to the satisfaction of the court that Beulah Estes is the widow of the said Abraham Estes and that she is now living.

Order Book 10; P. 179; May Court 1834

 

Settlement with James Dawson guardian to James Estes was produced in court and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 266; November Court 1835

Estes, AllenThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-19-1974Estes, AllieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-8-1970Estes, Barbara AnnThe Winchester   Sun   Wed., 6-28-1933Estes, Bennie CliftonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-2, 11-3-1998Estes, Bennie G.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-27-2003Estes, Bennie WilsonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-5-1995Estes, Bessie AnnaThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-8-1916Estes, BettyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-26-1927Estes, Beverly (Jack)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-27-1992Estes, Beverly D.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-8-1992Estes, Billy JoeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-8-1998Estes, Brooke AllanThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-27-1990Estes, C. G. Sr.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-8-2000Estes, CarltonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-10-1948Estes, CarrieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-7-1950Estes, CecilThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-7-2002Estes, Charles B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-20, 10-21-1970Estes, Charles GreenThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-2-1930Estes, Charles MiltonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-7, 6-4-1935Estes, Charles OgdenThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-14, 1-15-1953Estes, Charlie ThomasThe Winchester Sun Fri., 6-19-1981Estes, Cheryl EmmaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-17, 10-18-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Fri., 10-14-2005Estes, Claude EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-20-1997Estes, ClaytonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-10-1986Estes, Clyde M.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-5, 2-7-1938Estes, ColemanThe Winchester Sun Mon., 10-30-1933Estes, Darrell VincentThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-20, 7-22-2002Estes, Dewie HowardThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-11, 12-13-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 12-11-2004Estes, Don CarlosThe Winchester Sun     Tues., 12-26-1933Estes, Donald D.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-1, 6-2-1989Estes, Donald WayneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-13-1986Estes, Dorothy PharrisThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-30-1931Estes, Duluth Eugene (Oscar)The Winchester Sun Mon., 1-5, 1-6-1981Estes, Earl EugeneThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-16-1948Estes, EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-29, 12-30-1969Estes, Edward C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-18, 7-19-1940Estes, ElishaRevolutionary War SoldierList of Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were Citizens Of Clark County, Kentucky

Compiled By Mrs. William D. Clark, Of Hart Chapter, D.A.R.

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Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, Library

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Estes, Elisha (Mart)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-21-1949Estes, Elizabeth AnnThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-11, 10-13-1980Estes, ElmerThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-8-1937Estes, Eugene (Gene)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-24, 3-25-2005Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Wed., 3-23-2005Estes, Eugene Freeman Sr.(Gene)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-31-2006Estes, EverettThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-2-1956Estes, EverettThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-21, 5-22-1990Estes, FloydThe Winchester Sun Mon., 12-21-1981Estes, FredThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-16-1941Estes, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-21-1931Estes, George ClarkThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-22-1996Estes, George DeweyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-18-1935Estes, Gordon Q.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-5, 4-6-2001Estes, GracieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-19-1932Estes, HarrisonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-21, 3-22-1988Estes, Harry LeeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-19, 10-20-1982Estes, Harvey RussellThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-18, 6-19-2001Estes, Helen JacksonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 6-8, 6-9-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 6-7-2004Estes, Henry M.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-3-1972Estes, HerbertThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-29, 9-30-1997Estes, Hilda DurbinThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-7-2005Estes, HiramThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-10-1917Estes, HiramThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-2-1956Estes, HomerThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-15, 12-16-1983Estes, Homer CalvinThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-27-1990Estes, HowardThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-10-1931Estes, Huley A.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-9, 6-10-1966Estes, infant daughterBecknervilleDied, last Friday the infant daughter of Tom Estes.

The Winchester Sentinel   Wed., Nov. 19, 1902

Estes, J. B.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-6-2004Estes, J. C.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-18-2001Estes, J. J.The Winchester Sun   Thur. 2-10-1927Estes, J. S.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-6-1939Estes, J. ShirleyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-12, 10-13-1966Estes, J. W.DIED-At his home in this county, Wednesday morning after a long illness, Mr. J. W. Estes, aged seventy-two years. The funeral was preached by Rev. Wm. Rupard at the residence and the remains were interred in the cemetery at this place. He leaves three sons, J. T. Jr., Will and Fred, of this county, and two daughters, Mrs. Harlan Kennedy, of this county, and Mrs. G. W. Dawson, of Austerlitz. His wife formerly Miss Mary Stipp, died in 1875. A sister, Mrs. Nancy Ballenger is the only member of his father’s family now living. In early life he joined the old Baptist church at Friendship a church that formerly existed near this city, and during his long and useful life, he was ever mindful of his obligations as a man and christian. He had many friends and will be much missed in his community.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, January 18, 1895.Estes, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-27-2003Estes, James A.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-22-1998Estes, James AndersonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-30, 12-1-1928Estes, James B.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-18, 9-19-1947Estes, James ClydeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-28-1960Estes, James DallasThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-6-1945Estes, James E.The Winchester Sun   Thurs., 7-25, 7-27-1918Estes, James E.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-30, 1-31-1963Estes, James E. IIThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-19-2006Estes, James G.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-18-1971Estes, Jessie KashThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-17, 8-18-2004Estes, JimThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-9, 8-10-1962Estes, JoeThe Winchester News   Mon., 2-12, 2-13-1912Estes, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-1, 5-2-1970Estes, John HenryThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-1-1992Estes, John M.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-23, 12-24-1940Estes, John R.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-19-1918Estes, John W.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-11-1939Estes, John Wesley Jr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-22-1996Estes, Joseph RayThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-29, 12-30-1971Estes, Joseph Ray Jr.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-19-1995Estes, Joyce FayeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-26-1949Estes, Kenneth M.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-2, 7-5, 7-8-2002Estes, Kenneth MitchellThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-8-2005Estes, Kevin JoeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-31, 6-1-2005Estes, LenyelThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-28-1970Estes, Leonard L.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-10, 1-11-1984Estes, Lewis S.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-17, 7-18-1973Estes, Lillie GreenThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-20-1987Estes, Lillie Sue RogersThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-31-2006Estes, Lonnie CliftonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-9, 5-10-1966Estes, MalcolmThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-6, 3-7-1996Estes, Martha ColeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-14-1928Estes, Marvin EdwardThe Winchester Sun     Thur., 3-1, 3-2-1990Estes, Mary Katherine Zak (Kathy)The Winchester Sun Mon., 4-11-2011Estes, Merle EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-14, 6-22, 6-23, 6-24-1965Estes, Michael CliffThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-13-1985Estes, MiltonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-21-1932Estes, Milton E.Guilty of murderStanford, Ky., – James H. Kennedy charged with the murder of Milton E. Estes, at Crab Orchard, on election day was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, December 4, 1906

 

A bad family

The court of Appeals, Judge Hobson writing, affirmed the life sentence of James Kennedy for shooting and killing Milton Estes in Lincoln county. Kennedy belongs to a noted family of fighters, as he now has one brother in the penitentiary, another whose sentence of twenty-one years has been affirmed and another brother who has a petition now pending before the Court of Appeals for a rehearing, as he has been sentenced to the penitentiary for ten years.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, May 1, 1908

Estes, Minnie KatherineThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-3-1922Estes, Mrs. AdaThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-4-1934Estes, Mrs. Alma NewtonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-21, 12-22-2000Estes, Mrs. Anna Mae KeeneThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-15, 12-16-1966Estes, Mrs. Anna Mae WittThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-17-2011Estes, Mrs. Annie AdamsThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-5, 3-6-1979Estes, Mrs. BeatriceThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-1-2010Estes, Mrs. Bertha E.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-13-1996Estes, Mrs. Bertha G.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-14-1992Estes, Mrs. Bertha WallingThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-12-1982Estes, Mrs. Bessie F.The Winchester Sun Mon., 3-12-2007Estes, Mrs. Betsy WorthThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-18-1984Estes, Mrs. Betty Jean WebbThe Winchester Sun Wed., 6-20, 6-21-2007Estes, Mrs. BreckDeathsMrs. Breck Estes died at her home on the McClure pike about five miles from town, of pulmonary troubles, on Monday, May 8th and was buried in the McMillan graveyard.   Funeral services were conducted by Eld. T. Q. Martin at the house and at the grave. She leaves a husband and 8 children, five sons and three daughters to mourn her loss. The children are; Chas. M., Tom, Mart, Eddie, Abner, Jim, Peter, Lizzie and Minnie.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., May 11, 1905

Estes, Mrs. CardieThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-25, 2-1-1919Estes, Mrs. Carolyn S.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-17, 8-18-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 8-17-2004Estes, Mrs. CarrieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-29-1961Estes, Mrs. Cheryl LynnThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-13-1988Estes, Mrs. Clemma HubertThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-8-1994Estes, Mrs. Cora MildredThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 2-21-1948Estes, Mrs. E. LoraineThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-28-2003Estes, Mrs. EarieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-4, 9-5-1973Estes, Mrs. Edna M.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-3, 8-4-2000Estes, Mrs. Elizabeth BondThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-21-1941Estes, Mrs. EllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-12-1949Estes, Mrs. Emma BlevinsThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-31, 2-1-1964Estes, Mrs. Evelyn HopkinsThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-4-2002Estes, Mrs. Fannie WillisThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-12-1980Estes, Mrs. Frankie WisemanThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-27-2001Estes, Mrs. Gwen ChismThe Winchester Sun Tues., 3-13-2007Estes, Mrs. Ida JohnsonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-12, 5-13-1947Estes, Mrs. Irene P.The Winchester Sun Thur., 3-19, 3-21-2009Estes, Mrs. Irene SnowdenThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-8-2009Estes, Mrs. J. A.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-25, 9-27-1948Estes, Mrs. J. W.Death Of Mrs. EstesMrs. J. W. Estes died yesterday morning at her home near Pine Grove of lung trouble, aged forty-six years. The remains will be buried in the Winchester cemetery this morning at ten o’clock.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., April 17, 1906

Estes, Mrs. Jean MerrittThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-15-1983Estes, Mrs. JohnThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-2-1916Estes, Mrs. Kaye GilvinThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-24, 5-25-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 5-23-2004Estes, Mrs. Lillie AbneyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-28-1959Estes, Mrs. Lillie Mae SamplesThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-29-1961Estes, Mrs. Louise RichardsonThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 6-13-1978Estes, Mrs. LucindaThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-4-1958Estes, Mrs. LucyThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-25, 9-28-1920Estes, Mrs. Lula ImageanLipscombThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-16, 5-17-2011Estes, Mrs. Lydia CarrollThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-29-1975Estes, Mrs. Maggie GrossThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-5-1978Estes, Mrs. Malvria MaeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-29-2009Estes, Mrs. Margaret PharisThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-14-1989Estes, Mrs. Margie McDowellStoneThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-13-2008Estes, Mrs. Marie GriggsThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-1-2010Estes, Mrs. Martha AbneyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-12, 12-13-1945Estes, Mrs. Mary AbneyThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 12-23, 12-24-1975Estes, Mrs. Mary ElizabethThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-9, 3-10-1976Estes, Mrs. Mary RiceThe Winchester Sun Mon., 12-31-1979Estes, Mrs. Mary SamsThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-11-1934Estes, Mrs. Mary W.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-3-2002Estes, Mrs. Mildred ChildersThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-9, 6-10-1947Estes, Mrs. Mildred FisherThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-4-2001Estes, Mrs. Minerva BondThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-7, 12-8-1959Estes, Mrs. Minnie ReedThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-21-1946; Wed., 1-22-1947Estes, Mrs. MollieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-9, 9-10-1963Estes, Mrs. NannieThe Winchester Sun Sat., 12-1-1952Estes, Mrs. Neralyn MaeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-22-1986Estes, Mrs. Polly LeeThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-13, 3-15, 3-22-1948Estes, Mrs. Pora FitzpatrickThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-7, 3-8-1977Estes, Mrs. RebeccaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-24-1930Estes, Mrs. Rose CrawleyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-31, 4-1-1993Estes, Mrs. Ruth SnowdenThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-6, 7-7-1994Estes, Mrs. Susan E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-24-1957Estes, Mrs. Virginia FlinchumThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-6, 8-7-1964Estes, Mrs. Zella HattonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-17, 2-28-2011Estes, N. T.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-2-1929Estes, Nannie L.The Winchester Sun     Mon., 9-26-1932Estes, Oliver RandolphThe Winchester Sun     Thur., 12-14,12-15-1933Estes, Ollie Mae TiptonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 6-19-2003Estes, Orrin T.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-9-1958Estes, Patty JoThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-23-1983Estes, PaulThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-11-2000Estes, PeteThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-14-1966Estes, Phillip DwayneThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-22, 9-23-1964Estes, Randall BlairThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-30, 12-31-1982Estes, Randall EstesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-13-2006Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Thur., 1-12-2006Estes, RasRumors Of A MobRussellville, Ky., Feb. 7

Baxter Robertson, who is accused of killing Ras Estes on New Year’s day, was arrested near Richlieu Friday morning by Perry Landan and Leander Chick, and was brought to this city.   For a while Friday morning it was whispered that a mob might make its appearance Friday night, but none appeared.   Landan and Chick have been given the reward of $400.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Feb. 13, 1903

Estes, RaymondThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-20-1949Estes, Raymond N.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-21-1966Estes, Richard HenryThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-9, 5-10-1938Estes, Richard L.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-22-1996Estes, RileyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-30-1940Estes, Riley C.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-29-1941Estes, Robert A. Sr.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-7-2004Estes, Robert LewisThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-11, 9-12-2009Estes, Robert MasonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-15, 2-16-1967Estes, Robert MiltonThe Winchester Sun Thur., 10-23, 10-24-1975Estes, Royace FrankThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-1-1994Estes, Russell ScottThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-9, 2-10-2000Estes, SamThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-18, 4-19-1958Estes, Sam L.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-28-1974Estes, Sheldon B.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-4, 1-5-1979Estes, Tandy MichaelThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-17, 7-19-2001Estes, Taylor OgdenThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-24-2002Estes, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-23-1961Estes, VirgieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-20-1912Estes, Virgil S.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-30, 1-31-1989Estes, Walter P.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-3-1977Estes, Walter Ray (Tommy)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-11, 9-12-2001Estes, Walter S.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-2-1913Estes, Wesley C.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-26, 8-2-1944Estes, William (Sam)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-3-2005Estes, William ArnoldThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-9-1993Estes, William AustinThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-24-1941Estes, William Jr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-22-1965Estes, William M.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-21, 5-22-1999Estes, William RoyceThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-23-1931Estes, William RussellThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-21-1993Estes, WillieThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-12-1989Estilk, Jeannette                     AABurned To DeathThursday morning a house in Ford belonging to the Ford Lumber Co., was found to be on fire and was soon consumed. It was occupied by Ephrain Estilk, colored, who worked about the mills. His wife has fastened up the house and had gone to a neighbor’s a little while before the flames broke out. Two children, Jeannette, a little girl of four years, and a boy of three years, were in the house and were burned to death. The lives of the children were insured for small amounts and at first it was rumored that this caused the fire, but investigation did not sustain it.

Coroner Wills was notified and held an inquest with the following jury: C. L. Hinds, S. L. Tudor, J. M. Barnett and Mitch McKinney who brought in a verdict of death from burning the cause being accidental.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Dec. 24, 1901

Estilk, John T.                       AABurned To DeathThursday morning a house in Ford belonging to the Ford Lumber Co., was found to be on fire and was soon consumed. It was occupied by Ephrain Estilk, colored, who worked about the mills. His wife has fastened up the house and had gone to a neighbor’s a little while before the flames broke out. Two children, Jeannette, a little girl of four years, and a boy of three years, were in the house and were burned to death. The lives of the children were insured for small amounts and at first it was rumored that this caused the fire, but investigation did not sustain it.

Coroner Wills was notified and held an inquest with the following jury: C. L. Hinds, S. L. Tudor, J. M. Barnett and Mitch McKinney who brought in a verdict of death from burning the cause being accidental.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Dec. 24, 1901

Estill, _______W. W. Estill & co. vs. R. H. Prewitt & co.…Guardian ad litem Leland Hathaway Esq. for the infant defendants Jacob A. Estill, W. R. Estill, Howard A. Estill & George O. Estill having been duly sworn…

Order Book 18; P. 618 – 619; November Court 1884

Estill, _________ (Capt.)A monument is being put up in the white cemetery at Richmond, Ky., to the memory of Munk, the colored Indian fighter, who was a hero in the battle with the Wyandottes in 1782, where Mt. Sterling now stands, and who carried Captain James Berry, who was badly wounded, forty miles on his back to the Fort, in Madison. Captain Estill and all his men, but six were killed, and all the Indians but one. Pres. Harris, another colored man, recently died in Richmond. He was a drummer in the old Militia days, and beat the drum for volunteers in the Mexican war when Gen. C. M. Clay was the first to enlist. He also beat the drum at the laying of the corner stone of the Clay monument at Lexington and various other places. He was Drum Major of the 145th Kentucky Infantry, colored and, in a contest with a hundred regiments in the Army of the Potomac was awarded the prize for the best drilled Drum Major. General Grant awarded the prize in person, a fine baton.—National ChronicleThe Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 15, 1891Estill, Charles                       AAThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-26-1932Estill, Clifton F. Sr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-26-1979Estill, Clifton RDied—Clifton R. Estill, a prominent farmer of Madison county, died Wednesday, aged 73 years. Several weeks ago he bruised his leg near the knee slightly. Before it was entirely well he bruised it again by riding horseback, and later gangrene set in causing his death.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 3, 1895Estill, ElizabethThis day came Silas Evans and produced to the court the last will and testament of Elizabeth Estill dec. for probate and the same being contested. It is ordered that the motion for …….Order Book 10; P. 239; July Court 1835

 

The motion to admit to record the last will and testament of Elizabeth Estill dec. is continued until next term and during the contest about said will Louis Hampton in appointed curator of said estate whose duty it shall be to collect and preserve said estate during the pending of said contest upon his executing bond on the penalty of $1000 payable to the Commonwealth with Joseph Hampton bond therein as his security and conditioned that said Louis Hampton shall collect her estate and make an inventory thereof and safely keep said estate and deliver up the same when required to the executor on administration of said Elizabeth Estill whereupon said Louis Hampton and said Joseph Hampton executed said bond conditioned as aforesaid and payable as above subscribed and in the penalty of $1000.

Order Book 10; P. 246; August Court 1835

 

The last will and testament of Elizabeth Estill dec. was produced in open court and proven according to law by the oaths of Silas Evans and Septimus Scholl witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Lewis Hampton the executor therein named who made oath thereto as the law directs Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security whereupon he together with Joseph Hampton entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $2000 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 10; P. 257; October Court 1835

 

Ordered that Landon Noe, James Muir, John Muir and Silas Evans or any 3 of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Elizabeth Estill dec. and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 10; P. 257; October Court 1835

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Elizabeth Estill dec. was produced in court approved and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 271; November Court 1835

 

Amount of sales of the estate of Elizabeth Estill dec. was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 10; P. 289; April Court 1836

 

Settlement with Lewis Hampton executor of Elizabeth Estill dec. was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P.34; October Court 1840

Estill, Ephraim T.                 AAThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-5-1936Estill, Everett EctonThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-29-1961Estill, JamesMotion of William Horice ordered that John Oldham, Jones Hay, Horace Todd, Joseph Jones, Andrew McCreary, James Blackwell, Thomas Campbell appointed commissioners to divide lands between Elizabeth House and the heirs of James Estill decd. and make report to court.Order Book 4; P. 188; May Court 1807

 

A report of the division of the land of Elizabeth House and the heir of James Estill decd. ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 242; March Court 1808

Estill, JeannetteBurned To DeathThursday morning a house in Ford belonging to the Ford Lumber Co., was found to be on fire and was soon consumed. It was occupied by Ephraim Estill, colored, who worked about the mills. His wife had fastened up the house and had gone to a neighbor’s a little while before the flames broke out. Two children, Jeannette, a little girl of four years and John T., a boy of three years, were in the house and were burned to death. The lives of the children were insured and at first it was rumored that this caused the fire, but investigation did not sustain it.

Coroner Willis was notified and held an inquest with the following jury: C. L. Hinds, S. L. Tudor, J. M. Lovett, Chas. C. Blakely, J. M Barnett and Mitch McKinney who brought in a verdict of death from burning the cause being accidental.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 24, 1901

Estill, John T.Burned To DeathThursday morning a house in Ford belonging to the Ford Lumber Co., was found to be on fire and was soon consumed. It was occupied by Ephraim Estill, colored, who worked about the mills. His wife had fastened up the house and had gone to a neighbor’s a little while before the flames broke out. Two children, Jeannette, a little girl of four years and John T., a boy of three years, were in the house and were burned to death. The lives of the children were insured and at first it was rumored that this caused the fire, but investigation did not sustain it.

Coroner Willis was notified and held an inquest with the following jury: C. L. Hinds, S. L. Tudor, J. M. Lovett, Chas. C. Blakely, J. M Barnett and Mitch McKinney who brought in a verdict of death from burning the cause being accidental.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 24, 1901

Estill, Jonathan T.Death Of Maj. J. T. EstillRichmond, Ky., Dec. 16

Maj. Jonathan T. Estill, one of the oldest and most prominent farmers of this county, died at his home near here. Maj. Estill was a grandson of Capt. James Estill, who was killed by the Indians at the battle of Little Mountain, near Mt. Sterling.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Dec. 19, 1902

 

Mrs. John Cinningham and Mrs. Laura Estill Francis have returned to their home at Cannington Station from the funeral of their father, the late Maj. Jonathan T. Estill at Richmond.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Jan. 2, 1903

Estill, Mary Ella                     AAThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-3-1928Estill, Mrs. LizzieThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-14-1928Estill, Mrs. Martha ColemanDeath of Mrs. EstillThe announcement of the death of Mrs. Martha Coleman Estill will carry a pang of sorrow to many a heart for the number of those who loved her was only limited by the number who knew her. A good mother and wife, a zealous member of the church, a helpful, sympathetic neighbor, she was one whom the community could ill afford to lose, but one whose memory and influence will live after her.

She was the eldest daughter of Nelson Prewitt and was born in Montgomery county sixty-four years ago. W, H. Prewitt and Mrs. J. D. Reid, of that county, Mrs. Anna Goff and Miss Callie Gay, of this county, are survivors of the family. The late John W. Prewitt was also a brother. She was twice married. Her first husband was Solomon Vanmeter, of Fayette county. After his death she married William R. Estill, also of Fayette county. She leaves four children, I. C. Vanmeter, Jr., N. P. Vanmeter, Solomon Vanmeter and Miss Mattie Estill. The latter was attending school at Washington, D. C. and reached home but a short time before her mother’s death. The funeral was preached at the family residence Wednesday morning by Rev. W. S. Keene, of this city, of whose congregation she had long been a member, and President Graham, of Lexington, and the remains were carried to that city for interment.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 25, 1894

 

Mr. Street Van Meter, a prominent Presbyterian divine of Hot Springs, Ark., who came home to the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Martha Estill, is very ill at the residence of his brother, S. L. Van Meter, of this county.—Lexington Leader.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 27, 1894

Estill, Mrs. Robert C.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-9-1913Estill, Mrs. Sallie MorganThe Winchester Sun Tues., 1-16, 1-17-2007Estill, Mrs. Virginia LawwillThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-20-1996Estill, RichardThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-6-1937Estill, William WallaceThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-30-1925Estin, ThomasAge 71, born in Bourbon Co., KY, parents were Augustine and Judith Estin. He died May 20, 1860 of Dipsia.CCKDEstis, G. D.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-12-1922Estis, JacksonJACKSON ESTIS, aged about sixteen, died of consumption at his home on East Four Mile creek Friday.The Democrat, Wednesday, November 26, 1890.Estis, Mr. _______At Clay City Asa Bowen was acquitted of the murder of a man named Estis. The case has been on the docket for a long time.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 4-6-1892Estis, WilliamDeath of Mrs. Collingsworth.Mrs. Frazer Collingsworth died may 22nd, at the home of Woodson Owen at Missouri, of cancer, aged eighty-four years. She was originally Miss Frances Rainey, a native of this county. In early life she married Minor Griggs. They lived together until past middle age, and by industry and economy, accumulated a competence. The husband finally sickened and died and Mrs. Griggs, after the conventional time of mourning had elapsed, married William Estis.   The angel of death passed that way again, and again Mrs. Estis was a widow. Fully believing that it is not good for either man or woman to be alone, she again stood before nuptial altar, this time with Jas. Ecton.   Before many years had elapsed, she followed his remains to their last resting place, but nothing daunted, she again laid aside her widow’s weeds, this time at the solicitation of Rev. Smith V. Potts. Death is not respecter of persons, and it was not very long before he, too, was gathered to his fathers, leaving a disconsolate widow. Still convinced that marriage is not a failure, and longing for the strong arm of a younger husband to support her declining Frazer Collingsworth, a young man who worked for her. For various reasons this marriage was not a happy one, and the groom left after squandering much of his wife’s possessions. She shortly afterward obtained a divorce from him and some time ago went to Missouri. It was reported here that she had married again a few months ago, but it is said to b untrue.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 6, 1902.

Estridge, EliThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-23-1922Esty, Mrs. MariaThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-9-1929Etheridge, WilliamPerhaps Fatally WoundedFarmer Bush Shot The Man Who Attacked His Wife

Cadiz, Ky., Jan. 5

James Bush, a farmer living near Trigg Furnace, this county, shot and perhaps fatally wounded William Ethridge Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Bush had gone to the stable after some eggs when Etheridge, who had been staying there, attempted an assault upon her, it is said.

She screamed, and her husband who only a short distance away, hastened to her assistance with a shotgun just as Etheridge was fleeing and shot him, the entire load taking effect in his neck. Bush came to town and surrendered to the authorities.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Jan. 9, 1903

 

Died Of His Wounds

Hopkinsville, Ky., Jan. 9

William Etheridge, who was shot by James Bush, near Trigg Furnace, while attempting, it is alleged, to assault Mrs. Bush, died of his wounds Thursday. Bush is out on bond.

The Winchester Sentinel   Wed., Jan. 14, 1903

Etherington, CarlSuit for damagesThe administrator of young Etherington, the Kentucky boy who was lynched at Newark, Ohio, has demanded the five thousand dollars, which the Ohio law says must be paid by the county for the lynching. The boy’s father will bring suit for forty thousand dollars damages against the Sheriff and his bondsmen for not protecting his prisoner.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, July 22, 1910

 

Suit for damages

The executor of Carl Etherington, the Kentucky boy who was lynched at Newark, Ohio, has filed suit against the Sheriff and his bondsmen for fifty thousand dollars damages because that officer made no effort to protect his prisoner from the mob.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 12, 1910

Etherington, MarcusThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-7-1924Etherington, Mrs. Myrtle CaudillThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-25-1985Ethington, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-29-1955Ethington, John HarrisonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-19-2006Ethington, Mrs. Nora ClementsThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-7-1927Ethrington, J. H.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-17-1920Etly, Mrs. VirginiaEtly indictedFor wife murderer, though his accusing daughter wavered

Louisville, Ky., – The Jefferson county grand jury charged John Etly with the murder of his wife, Mrs. Virginia Etly. The indictment was returned on the testimony of the prisoner’s daughter, Annie Belle Etly, who slept in the room with her mother, and who declares that her father killed the woman. At one time before the grand jury the girl weakened, and said it was a man like her father in appearance who killed her mother. She said afterward that she did this to shield her father and reiterated that he was the murderer. The coroner’s jury, having refused to bring in a verdict, Coroner Kelly dismissed it. He returned a verdict of his own finding that “Mrs. Etly came to her death from stabs in the head and throat, inflicted by some person unknown to the coroner.” The coroner’s jury refused to return a verdict because the state and county authorities would not produce Annie Etly to testify. The authorities help that to bring the witness before the coroner might expose the hand of the commonwealth.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, November 27, 1906

 

Mistreatment

Of the daughter who accuses him is charged against Etly

Louisville, Ky., – the coroner’s jury began an investigation of the murder of Mrs. John Etly by her husband, as alleged by their child. Judge James P.R. Tarvin, of Covington, who appeared as counsel for the prisoner, demanded that the child, Anna Etly, be brought into the court. She is now sequestered by the city authorities. Detective Martin Donahue testified the prosecution expected to prove that Etly was guilty of improper intimacy with his daughter. A dispatch from Cloverport places Etly in a bad light. It is said that when living in that town a few years ago Etly mistreated a girl and was compelled to leave.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, November 27, 1906

 

Mysterious woman captured

Skulking about the home where Mrs. Etly was murdered

Louisville, Ky., – A well dressed woman, giving her name as Mrs. Margaret Melvin, and evidently of a refined family, was arrested when skulking about the home where Mrs. Virginia Etly was murdered. Officers who made the arrest were attracted by her voice, and found her crawling along the ground. She said she was “the great female detective sent out from San Francisco to ferret out the mystery of the Etly murder.” She also had solved the Pearl Bryan case. Seeking to escape, the woman ran into a ditch, but was pulled out by Patrolman Fow and Reiss, who took her to central police station. In police court she was put under $20 bond that she may be held.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, December 4, 1906

Eton, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-13-1923Etzler, ElmerThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-9-1993Etzler, Mrs. Doris TeggeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-8, 8-9-1973Eubank, A. C.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-6-1918Eubank, AchillesAge 11, male, he was born in Clark County, KYhis father was C.F. Eubank, he died in Clark County, KY, July 29, 1854 of dysentery.CCKDEubank, AchillesRevolutionary War SoldierList of Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were Citizens Of Clark County, Kentucky

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Eubank, AchillesDIED-Achilles Eubank, formerly a resident of this county, died recently at his home near Bloomington, Ill.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, February 12, 1895.Eubank, AchillesAppointed County JudgeGovernor Folk, of Missouri, has appointed James Davis Eubank as County Judge of Jackson county, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge J. W. Mercer. Judge Eubank is a native of this county, and was born shortly after the close of the war, near the mouth of Four Mile.   He was the youngest son of the late Achilles Eubank, and is a brother of W. Z. Eubank, of Kiddville. In 1879 the family moved to Missouri. He is connected with a number of important enterprises and has been a Democratic leader in that section.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., March 27, 1906

Eubank, AmbroseOn the motion of Stephen B. Eubank and Achilles Eubank who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Ambrose Eubank dec. in due form ……. with Zadock Kidd and Philip C. Eubank security ………..Order Book 12; P. 224; August Court 1849

 

Ordered that Leuallen Elkin, James Keneday, Harry Fields and Ed Simpson or any three of them ………….appraise …….estate of Ambrose Eubank dec. …….….report .

Order Book 12; P. 224; August Court 1849

 

Sale bill of the estate of Ambrose Eubank dec. ……….. produced …….. recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 231; October Court 1849

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Ambrose B. Eubank was produced ……….approved …………..recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 233; October Court 1849

 

Court of Ky. vs. Stephen B. and A. Eubank as admin. of Ambrose Eubank dec.

It is ordered that the summons which issued herein against the defendant be dismissed.

Order Book 12; P. 503; October Court 1852

 

Additional sale bill of the personalty of Ambrose B. Eubank dec. was produced in court and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 508; November Court 1852

Eubank, Ambrose EastonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-9-1953Eubank, BasilThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-1-1934Eubank, Ben P.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-28-1967Eubank, Benjamin B.Death of Benjamin Eubank.Benjamin B. Eubank died Thursday at his home near Elkin, after a long illness of softening of the brain, aged seventy-seven years. The funeral was preached Saturday at the family residence by Rev. Richard French, and the remains were interred in the family burying ground with Masonic ceremonies under the auspices of Elkin Lodge, of which he was an honored member. He was a member of the Baptist church and one of our best citizens. His wife, formerly Miss Froman, of Estill county, died a number of years ago. He leaves two sons, Stephen and James B, and three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Lisle, Mrs. Jas. Reed and Mrs. James Lipscomb. Of a large family of brothers and sisters, there remain John Eubank, of Missouri; Jefferson Eubank, Mrs. John Lisle Sr., and Mrs. Maelina Hardy, of this county.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 10, 1901.

Eubank, Charles DavidThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-17, 4-19-1976Eubank, Charles RayThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-6, 3-8-1965Eubank, Christie (Bud)Died—At the Lexington Lunatic Asylum Friday, Christie Eubank or Bud Eubank, as he was   generally known, aged fifty years. He was a son of the late Claiborne Eubank and had many relations here. The remains were brought to this city for interment, funeral services at the grave, being conducted by Rev. T. Q. Martin.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 21, 1897Eubank, ClarkThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-14-1956Eubank, Dorothy SwopeThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-16-2000Eubank, EffieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-15-1947Eubank, ElbertThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-16-1985Eubank, Emily C.Age 30, she was born in Madison County, KY, parents unknown, she lived in Clark County, KY, she died in Clark County, KY, October 17, 1858 of consumption.CCKDEubank, Frank L.Glasgow – Frank L. Eubank, aged 85 years, of this county, died near here of diseases incident to old age. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Monroe county, but removed to Barren county many years ago, where he made a large fortune in growing tobacco and corn. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Sarah Anderson Eubank.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, August 23, 1910Eubank, HamiltonAge 38, male, he was born in Clark County, KY, he lived in Winchester, KY, he died in Clark County, KY, he died September 8, 1856, he died of dropsey.CCKDEubank, Harvey NelsonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-6-2004Eubank, Holly WitherspoonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-3, 5-4-1967Eubank, infantThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-18-1946Eubank, JamesOn the motion of James T. Woodward who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of James Eubank dec. giving security whereupon he together with Samuel Hanson entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $500 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 10; P. 310; August Court 1836Eubank, JamesThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-20-1922Eubank, James B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-8-1957Eubank, JohnAge 23, Male, he was single, he was a farmer, he lived in Clark County, KY, he was born in Clark County, KY, his fathers name was P. Eubank, he died July 1, 1852 in Clark County, KY, of consumption.CCKDEubank, John A.John A. EubankWell known citizen of the county, died Friday afternoon in this city

Mr. John A. Eubank died quite suddenly Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will Huls, on Hayes street. He was sixty-seven years of age and had been ill of a complication of diseases, but his death came very suddenly, the immediate cause being heart failure. The remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery Saturday morning with services at the grave by Eld. Morro, pastor of Bethlehem church. Deceased was a widower, his wife, who before her marriage, was Miss Kidd, having died a few months ago. He leaves three sons, William, Albert and Porter, and four daughters, Mrs. L.N. Beall, Mrs. Clayton Strode, Mrs. William Huls and Misses Effie Eubank. Mr. Eubank was possessed of popular manners and he had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He served as County Assessor for several years and in his death our county had lost a good citizen.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, March 8, 1910

Eubank, John C.Died in MissouriJohn C. Eubank died Saturday, August 15th, at his home at Sturgeon, Missouri, aged 79 years. He was a native of this county, a son of Stephen Eubank and went to Missouri shortly before the Civil war and has since resided there. He was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Martha Rutledge, of this county, and his last wife was a Missouri lady. He was a brother of Mrs. Catherine Lisle, of this county.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 21, 1908

Eubank, John J.The death of Capt. J. L. Wheeler brings to mind the fact that death is fast decimating the ranks of the Muckletonian Club, at one time the most prominent hunting and fishing club of the South. It was organized in 1872 with eighteen of the most prominent men of Winchester and vicinity as members. In addition to scores of minor trips they occasionally went on more extensive ones to Florida, Arkansas, the Pacific Slope, etc. These trips were truly days of true pleasure and good fellowship. Not a word of discord ever marred the harmony of their meetings. Col. R. N. Winn was the first President and still fills that position, although the remaining members are so few and scattered that the meetings of late years have been few. The first member die was John J. Eubank, followed in succession by Ben P. Goff, S. Grant Jackson, M. G. Taylor, Jas. D. Gay, David A. Gay, D. T. Buckner, John W. Prewitt, John A. Judy and J. L. Wheeler. The surviving members are r. N. Winn, Leeland Hathaway, J. D. Simpson, A. H. Sympson, and T. F. Phillips, of this city; Geo. R. Snyder and R. J. Snyder, of Louisville and Sam McKee, of Philadelphia. Ten have passed over the dark river while eight await the summons to join their comrades on the other side.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 4, 1894Eubank, John MadisonThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-30-1964Eubank, L. L.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-1-1936Eubank, M. B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-19-1937Eubank, Marion A.COUNTY NOTES-Died-Marion A., infant son of W. W. and Theo Eubank, of inflammation of the bowels, aged twenty days.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 18, 1894.Eubank, Marion D.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-7-1940Eubank, Mary NelsonThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-30-1974Eubank, Miriam WeaverAn Old Case Settled.In the Court of Appeals Wednesday the case of Calmes vs. Eubank from this county was affirmed.

This was a suit to determine what was meant by the will of a man who died in 1828. Seventy years ago there lived a man in Woodford county Marquis Calmes, who came originally from North Carolina. At his death in 1828 his will was probated. It was written by himself and provided that certain lands in Clark county should be given to his daughter, Miriam, who had married a man named Eastin. At her death it was to go to her children, with revision to Spencer Calmes, the son of the testator, who was charged with the duty to see that this property was settled upon by Miriam Eastin and children as the testator declared his intention should be done.

To Miriam Eastin four children were born, Columbus, Mark, and Thomas Eastin and Pricilla, who afterward married a Weaver. To the latter a daughter named Miriam, after her grandmother. She married W. Z. Eubank and died a number of years ago leaving three sons.

During all this time nothing had been done looking into the interpretation of the seemingly contradictory clauses of the old Calmes will and about eight years ago Mr. Eubank’s brought suit in behalf of his children to have the will construied and quite the title to his children’s property. The Circuit Court decided in their favor, none of the opposing heirs being before the court.

Spencer Calmes, the son of Marquis Calmes, who was mentioned in his will went to Missouri and died there almost half a century ago, and his heirs are scattered all over the country from Maine to California.   In cases similar to this suit brought by Mr. Eubank, five years are allowed for persons with opposing interests may take action. Nothing was heard of these descendants of Spencer Calmes until this time had nearly expired. As Thomas Eastin, the last child of Miriam Calmes Eastin, had died in the meantime they brought suit for the property claiming that under the will it should revert to the heirs of Spencer Calmes. Marquis Calmes was evidently not a scholar and had used words in his will with the full meaning of which he evidently was not familiar, and the work of the court was to say that he did mean. This the higher court has decided as meaning that the descendants of Miriam Calmes should have a fee simple title to the property.

This property is very valuable. It embraces the Oil Springs property, the Lum Eastin Mill property, the farm of Minor Hisle and other property. The Oil Springs could be made one of the nicest resorts in this part of the State and now that this cloud has been removed from the titles, we should be glad to see some syndicate obtain control of it and make it a place of fashionable resort.
The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 20, 1897.

Eubank, Mrs. AliceThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-1-1927Eubank, Mrs. Alma ErleThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-28-1978Eubank, Mrs. BenThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-9-1918Eubank, Mrs. Carolyn MatherlyThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-27, 4-28-1987Eubank, Mrs. Emma WhiteThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-31, 11-1-1963Eubank, Mrs. Ethel ShawThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-31, 4-1-1953Eubank, Mrs. Eva J.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-22 -1926Eubank, Mrs. FannieMrs. John A. EubankWell known and popular lady dies at her home near Kiddville Sunday night

Mrs. Fannie Eubank, wife of John A. Eubank, died Sunday night at her home in

Kiddville of dropsy, aged sixty-five years. The funeral will be preached at Bethlehem   Christian church this morning by Eld. Morro, of Lexington, and the remains will be buried in the Winchester cemetery. She leaves a husband, three sons, William, Albert,   and Porter, and four daughters, Mrs. L.N. Beall, Mrs. Clayton Strode, Mrs. Will Huls     and Miss Effie Eubank. Mrs. Eubank was one of the most popular women in her community and she leaves a host of friends to mourn her death.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, August 10, 1909

Eubank, Mrs. FrancesAt her home near Elkin, Thursday, after a lingering illness Mrs. Frances Eubank, wife of B. B. Eubank. She was a most estimable woman, and her death is a loss, not only to her immediate family, but also to the whole community.The Democrat, Wednesday, November 16, 1892.

 

Death of Benjamin Eubank.

Benjamin B. Eubank died Thursday at his home near Elkin, after a long illness of softening of the brain, aged seventy-seven years. The funeral was preached Saturday at the family residence by Rev. Richard French, and the remains were interred in the family burying ground with Masonic ceremonies under the auspices of Elkin Lodge, of which he was an honored member. He was a member of the Baptist church and one of our best citizens. His wife, formerly Miss Froman, of Estill county, died a number of years ago. He leaves two sons, Stephen and James B, and three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Lisle, Mrs. Jas. Reed and Mrs. James Lipscomb. Of a large family of brothers and sisters, there remain John Eubank, of Missouri; Jefferson Eubank, Mrs. John Lisle, Sr., and Mrs. Maelina Hardy, of this county.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 10, 1901.

Eubank, Mrs. Frances KindredThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-3, 6-4-1987Eubank, Mrs. Hazel HamblenThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-2, 6-3-1999Eubank, Mrs. JennieDied-Monday, near Elkin of throat trouble, Mrs. Jennie Eubank. Funeral yesterday afternoon at the family residence by Richard French.   She leaves a husband and two small children, one of them but six weeks old.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 7-13-1892Eubank, Mrs. LeannaInformation has reached here of the death several weeks ago, of the wife of Achilles Eubank, near Bloomington, Ill. She was Miss Leanna Kennedy, of this county, and with her husband, went to Illinois about thirty years ago.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 29, 1890.Eubank, Mrs. Lula HaddenThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 10-5-1945Eubank, Mrs. Lute BerryDied, at Moberly, Mo., May 1st., of consumption, Mrs. Lute Eubank, wife of Wesley H. Eubank, formerly of this county. Mrs. Eubank was a daughter of Robt. M. Berry and formerly lived near Boonesboro.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 5-16-1888

 

Information has reached here of the death recently of Wesley Eubank, formerly of this county. He was the son of Stephen B. Eubank, for many years a Magistrate of this county. The deceased left here when about grown and went to Missouri and afterward to Oregon, where he died of consumption. His wife, nee Miss Lute Berry, daughter of Robt. Berry, formerly of this county, died a year or two ago.

The Democrat, Wednesday, January 22, 1890.

Eubank, Mrs. Martha HaggardThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-19, 2-22-1988Eubank, Mrs. MollieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-27-1938Eubank, Mrs. NancyDied-At the residence of her husband, Squire Eubank, in this county, on Sunday, the 24th inst., Mrs. Nancy Eubank, in the seventy-seventh year of her age.The Clark County Democrat   3-28-1872Eubank, Mrs. Payton JonesThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-28-1929Eubank, Mrs. SallieSale of J.W. JohnsonJonas Bush auctioneer, reports the sale of J.W. Johnson administrator of Mrs. Sallie Eubank Thursday as well attended. The following were among the prices realized: Two cows and calves, $45 and $60; dry cow, $31; mare, $125; aged mare, $20; weanling mule, $51; two heifers, $19.75 and $23.25; heifer calf, $12.75; new corn, $2.60 per barrel; old corn $3 per barrel; wheat 80 cents per bushel; chickens 7 1-4 cents per pound.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, October 13, 1908

Eubank, Mrs. VinaThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-30-1919Eubank, Mrs. W. R.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-9-1918Eubank, Phillip ClaiborneDied—Wednesday, at Kiddville after a long illness, Phillip Claiborne Eubank. He was born in this county in 1808. His father and mother, Ambrose and Elizabeth Eubank, came here from Virginia. Deceased had eleven children, ten sons and one daughter, of whom six sons survive, John Rhodes and Rodney, of this county, Temple and Bud of Lexington, and Grant of Missouri. He joined the Christian church in 1850 under the preaching of the celebrated “Raccoon” John Smith, and lived a consistent, Christian life. The funeral was preached Thursday by Eld. J. W. Harding.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 14, 1894Eubank, Phillip ClaybourneThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-23-1936Eubank, PorterThe Winchester Sun     Mon., 8-28-1933Eubank, RhoadsThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-24-1934Eubank, Roderick MizeThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-22-1928Eubank, Russell C.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-19, 11-20-1974Eubank, StephenSatisfactory proof   being made to the court that Stephen Eubank was wrongfully charges by the Court of the Tax for the year 1834 with one Flour house $4 is the reason.Order Book 10; P. 182; May Court 1834Eubank, Stephen C.The Winchester   Sun   Tues., 8-1, 8-2-1933Eubank, Talt W.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-22-1946Eubank, ThomasOrder for the appraisal of slaves if any and the personnel estate of Thomas Eubank decd.Order Book 4; P. 522 October Court 1801

 

Motion of James Eubank that Jacob Fishback, Wesley Barefield, Thomas Berry and John Hande be appointed to settle and adjust all accounts of the infant heirs of Thomas Eubank deceased, and make report to the court.

Order Book 4; Page 42; August Court 1805

 

A settlement with James Eubank guardian of the heirs of Thomas Eubank decd. was ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 83; January Court 1806

Eubank, Thomas JeffersonDeath Of T. J. EubankThomas Jefferson Eubank died February 8th, at his home near Flanagan, aged seventy-nine years of kidney trouble. The remains were buried in the Winchester Cemetery the following day, services at the grave by Rev. Richard French.

He was twice married.   His first wife was Miss Louann Lisle and his last wife, who survives him, was Miss Sallie Johnson. He leaves by his first wife two sons, Walter R., of Blaine, Washington, Charles C., of Woodlandville, Mo., and three daughters, Mrs. Sam Hisle and Mrs. George Tracy, of this county, and Mrs. Roger Eades of Madison county.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Feb. 16, 1906

Eubank, W. Z.The Winchester   Sun   Sat., 5-13, 5-15-1933Eubank, Wash                     AAWash Eubank of color, died on Monday night. The breath was scarcely out of his body before his wife attempted to take possession of his papers. His son objected to that and the Town Marshal had to be called in to quite the row that ensued.The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 11-15-1878Eubank, WashingtonAmanda Eubank vs. John Eubank & co.Land to be sold…bordered by lot belonging to the heirs of Lucy W. Laughlin decd…..Amanda Eubank claim for dower in the house and land of which Wash Eubank died, seized…..

Order Book 18; P. 460 – 461; November Court 1883

Eubank, WesleyInformation has reached here of the death recently of Wesley Eubank, formerly of this county. He was the son of Stephen B. Eubank, for many years a Magistrate of this county. The deceased left here when about grown and went to Missouri and afterward to Oregon, where he died of consumption. His wife, nee Miss Lute Berry, daughter of Robt. Berry, formerly of this county, died a year or two ago.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 22, 1890.Eubank, William RileyThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-1-1935Eubank, William W.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-1, 3-8-1938Eubanks, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-7-1929Eubanks, Lon C.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-16-1939Eubanks, Mrs. Martha EstherThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 2-6-1985Eubanks, Mrs. R. S.The Winchester Sun   Tue., 6-29-1915Eubanks, Mrs. Settie ReffittThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-12, 11-13, 11-14-2003Eubanks, S. GrantDied In MissouriIn our last issue we noted the fact that Rodney Eubank and Rhodes Eubank had been summoned to Armstrong, Missouri by the illness of their brother, Grant Eubank. He grew worse rapidly and was dead when they arrived.   He was forty-three years old and was the youngest son of the late Claiborne Eubank, of this county. He leaves a wife, who was the daughter of Judge Lee, of Missouri, and five boys ranging in age from two to sixteen years. He was a fine man and leaves a large number of relatives and friends here to mourn his loss.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., April 13, 1906

 

Kiddville

Died at Armstrong, Mo., Grant Eubank, aged forty-three years. He leaves a wife and five sons to mourn their sad loss besides John, Rhodes and Temple, half brothers and Rod Eubank, of this county full brother.   He left this county about seventeen years ago and has resided in Howard county, Mo., since that time.   He died of typhoid pneumonia.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., April 20, 1906

 

S. Grant Eubanks.

The Armstrong (Mo.) Herald pays the following tribute to a former Clark county man:

“S.G. Eubanks, a well known citizen of this place, died of pneumonia Sunday morning. He was taken sick just two weeks prior to his death.   He was first taken with the grip, which later developed into pneumonia, and death resulted as stated above.

The deceased was born in Clark county, Kentucky, March 2, 1862, and was 44 years, one month and six days old at the time of his death.   The deceased came from Kentucky and located in Howard county in 1887. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Lee, daughter of the late Judge Lee, Oct. 9th 1889. To their union five children were born, all boys.

We have known Grant Eubanks for the past 17 years, and a better hearted, or more self-sacrificing man we never knew. He would take pleasure in doing a friend a favor, and helping those that it was in his power to help. He was big hearted, and had a warm place in his heart for everybody. For many years he has been a faithful and devout member of the Christian church, and he was a true Christian gentleman.

He was devoted to his family and was truly a good man, and a good citizen. In his death our community loses one of its best hearted men.   The funeral services were conducted from the Christian church Monday afternoon by Elder A. N. Lindsay. The church would not hold the great congregation of people that came to pay their last tribute of respect to a departed friend.   The floral offerings of sympathizing friends were beautiful.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the heart broken wife and children in this hour of their sad bereavement. May they look to the Higher Power for comfort and consolation.”

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday May 1, 1906

Eubanks, Temple BurginThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-23-1936Eudy, Mrs. MaryMrs. Mary Eudy committed suicide at Elizabethtown Friday by throwing herself in front of a freight train. A long illness caused her to become despondent.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 14, 1895Euphrasia, sisterThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 9-15-1917Eury, Charles Sr.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-6-1993Eury, Mrs. Roberta RobertsThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-17-1999Eustis, James B.Hon. James B. Eustis’ FuneralLouisville, Ky., Sept. 14

The remains of Hon. James B. Eustis, former ambassador to France, were laid to rest in Cave Hill Wednesday beside his wife. The body arrived here from New York, accompanied by James B. Eustis, Jr. and Wm. B. Eustis, a nephew of the deceased. The remains were taken to the cemetery immediately after arrival here.   Brief funeral services were held at the grave by Rev. George Brant Smith, of Trinity Episcopal church.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Sept. 19, 1899

Evans, _______An Old Grudge Revived.Beattyville, Ky., Sept. 12.—A young man named Evans, a brother of Grant Evans, a prominent Booneville lawyer, was shot once in the arm and twice in the breast by Charles Hogg, deputy clerk of Owsley county. The two men live at Booneville, the county seat of Owsley, and were with a party of G. A. R. people en route to Louisville when trouble came up. Both had been drinking, and an old grudge was revived. Evans, it is believed, will die. Hogg was arrested.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 13, 1895

Evans, Adrian HenryThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-15-1992Evans, AnnOn the motion of B. P. Evans who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Ann Evans dec. (widow and relict of Peter Evans dec.) in due form giving security whereupon he together with Hickman L. Evans entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs.Order Book 11; P. 155; October Court 1842

 

Personally appeared in open court Blaine P. Evans and filed and swore to a declaration as administrator of Anna Evans deceased to procure for the heirs the benefit of the act of Congress passed 4th July 1836 granting pensions to the widows of certain revolutionary officers which is ordered to be certified to the war department together with the certificate of Chilton Allan and John B. Houston thereto annexed as to the character of said Blaine P. Evans and the court certifies that said Allan and Houston are credible persons.

Order Book 11; P. 159; October Court 1842

 

It appearing to the court that Blaine P. Evans who was appointed by this court administration of Ann Evans dec. has since died ordered that Paul J. Evans be appointed administrator de bonis non of said Ann Evans dec. who made oath thereto as the law directs giving security whereupon he together with Oliver P. Evans entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $400 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 11; P. 212; August Court 1843

Evans, ArchibaldOn motion of Jesse who was set free by the last will and testament of Archibald Evans dec. ordered that the clerk of court issue unto the said Jesse certificate of emancipation description as follows, aged 41 years about 5 feet 11 inches high, color yellow, weight about 160 lbs. a small black mole on the chin.Order Book; P. 309; August Court 1850Evans, BenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-25-1926Evans, BlancheFatally Injured In A RunawayPetersburg, Ky., March 29

Miss Blanche Evans was fatally hurt in a runaway accident here. The horse ran away, turning the buggy over and dragged Miss Evans, fracturing her skull in two places.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., April 4, 1899

Evans, C. L.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-27-1937Evans, Catherine DonaldsonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-17, 6-20-1921Evans, CharlesDeputy Marshal Evans Shot and Killed at Mt. Sterling.ANOTHER tragedy occurred at Mt. Sterling Saturday night. A negro named Johnson and a noted tough was raising a row in a saloon when Policemen Charles Evans and Horace Lane went in to arrest him. He fired first at Lane, the ball striking his silver badge just over the heart and glancing off without injury. Johnson then shot Evans in the groin, inflicting a wound from which he died the next day. The negro was shot in the face and also in the breast and is badly hurt.   When Evans died a mob was talked of but the officers prevailed and Judge Cooper will hold a special term June 28th to try Johnson, who will be hung if he don’t die of his wounds.
Evans, the dead policeman, was married last Wednesday to Mrs. Ida Langston, whose first husband was killed several years ago by Sam Everett. A brother of the murdered man lives in this city on Mt. Abbott.

Johnson had only been out of the pen a few weeks where he had been serving a sentence for shooting a negro woman a few years ago.

Henry Watson, the manager of our Telephone Exchange, was fired upon a few nights ago by some unknown party and it is now believed that Johnson was the man, as Watson, while on the police force, shot and killed Johnson’s father.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, June 18, 1895.

 

A Change Needed.

For quite a while we kept a head line standing “Another Killing at Mt. Sterling,” and very frequently was it called into use. From present indications it will have to be changed to “Other Killings at Mt. Sterling,” as homicides, shootings and cuttings come in squads and battalions.   In addition to the killing of one policeman and the narrow escape of another by a negro, who was also shot, an account of which we gave in our last, there were several others about the first of the week.

About the same hour Saturday night that Policeman Evans was killed, Henry Whitaker met Newt. Anderson, an eighteen-year-old boy, on the road, in the eastern part of the county, and after a few words shot and killed him. Whitaker walked to Mt. Sterling and gave himself up. There were no witnesses to the murder, but Whittaker says he had heard that Anderson had threatened to kill him.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 21, 1895.

 

Two of the jury which sentenced the negro murderer Johnson to be hung at Mt. Sterling are ex-Clarkites, Green Butler and Will Treadway.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 21, 1895.

 

Johnson Will Hang.

JOHN JOHNSON, the negro who killed policeman Evans at Mt. Sterling a few weeks ago was tried at a special term of Circuit Court called by Judge Cooper, and after being out eleven minutes the jury found him guilty, and he is sentenced to be hung August 18th.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 5, 1895.

 

John Johnson, the condemned murderer of Policeman Evans has no hopes of Executive clemency and expects to die on the scaffold Friday, August 16. He claims to have made peace with God. – Sentinel Democrat.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday July 30, 1895

 

Perhaps the largest crowd ever in Mt. Sterling was there Friday to see the Negro murderer, John Johnson hung. The train from Lexington and this place was crowded and the number of people there was variously estimated from six to ten thousand. Johnson displayed perfect indifference at all times and even when on the gallows showed no fear. His neck was not broken and he died of strangulation. His crime was the killing of Policeman Charles Evans a couple of months ago while Evans was trying to arrest him.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday August 20, 1895

 

The children of Policeman Evans who was murdered last summer by John Johnson,   have filed suit against the Washington Life Insurance Company for $1,500, the amount   of the policy held by Mr. Evans which the company for some reason refuses to pay. Sentinel – Democrat

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, March 17, 1896

Evans, Charlotte KayThe Winchester Sun Thur., 2-27-1947Evans, Charlton ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-8, 11-9-1934Evans, ClarenceA Big Shortage AllegedWilliamstown, Ky., Dec. 8

The greatest sensation of many days was created when it leaked out that the People’s Bank of Dry Ridge had suffered a shortage in overdraft aggregating something near $25,000.   Some days since Cashier Clarence Evans died of fever, and an expert was employed to inspect the books with the above result. Mr. Evans was a man of exemplary habits and reputation. The misfortune was due to his inexperience and credulity. Absolem Carter, overdrawn about $15,000, is insolvent, Evan’s bondsmen will make good the loss.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Dec. 12, 1899

Evans, ClarenceThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-17-1945; Mon., 4-15-1946Evans, CurtisThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-20-1930Evans, Douglas EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-11-1991Evans, EdEd Evans, a blacksmith living near Stanford was found dead on the highway near that place Friday. An investigation disclosed the fact that he died from the effects of a half gallon of whiskey which he drank that morning.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, June 7, 1893

 

Ed Evans, a blacksmith near Lancaster, drank a quart of whiskey Thursday and died from the effects that night.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, June 7, 1893

Evans, Edward                       AADeath Penalty FixedJulia Trabue, colored, Sentenced To Death, But The Jury Petitioned For Clemency

Louisville, Ky., May 31

The death penalty was fixed by the jury in the case of Julia Trabue, colored, for the murder of Edward Evans, also colored. The jury that returned the verdict also signed a petition asking Gov. Beckham for executive clemency.

The killing was prompted by jealousy.

She was unmoved during the trial, but fainted on hearing the verdict. This is about the first death penalty fixed in the case of a woman in Jefferson county.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., June 4, 1901

Evans, Edward F.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-31, 8-1-1967Evans, EffieThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-8-1913Evans, Eli B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-29, 3-30-1957Evans, Elmer MadisonThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-8, 5-9-1970Evans, ErnestThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-28, 8-29-1990Evans, Ernest ClydeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-19, 8-20-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 8-18-2004Evans, Ernest E.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-3-1986Evans, Fannie LouiseThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-18-1914Evans, Fielding A.Sidney H. Evans vs. Robert Scobee & Co.Ordered that plaintiff recover her dower in the houses and lot named in her petition, she being the widow of the decedent Fielding A. Evans…..

James Halley administrator vs. James Halley heirs

Thomas H. Robinson the administrator of James Halley decd having departed this life ordered action revived in the name of J. O. Robinson administrator now for James Halley….

Order Book 14; P. 483; November Court 1872

Evans, FrankStarved Them OutMiddlesboro, Ky., May 17

Frank Tilman Woods, John Morsee and Will Bryan, all charged with the murder of Frank Evans, a miser, and all under 22 years of age, have been arrested. They barricaded themselves in a deserted cabin and were starved out.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., May 21, 1901

Evans, Frank AllenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-27-1965Evans, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-5-1939Evans, George W.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-28-1913Evans, Green                         AAGreen Evans, a colored Baptist preacher, died at his home in this city Friday.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 4-11-1888Evans, GusThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-5-1939Evans, Henry E.HENRY E. EVANS, nominee of the national democrat and republican for commonwealth’s attorney, died at Bowling Green.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, August 17, 1897.Evans, HowardThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-30-1939Evans, infant daughterThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-6-1923Evans, Ira G.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-5-1935Evans, J. HughesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-5, 5-6-1993Evans, J. OwsleySuit CompromisedVersailles, Ky., Nov. 8

The administrator of the estate of J. Owsley Evans, who was killed on the Northern railroad, has compromised his $30,000 damage suit for $5,000.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Nov. 12, 1901

Evans, JackThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 6-22-1926Evans, JackThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-2-1968Evans, JamesDIED-At his home near White Hall, Madison county, Thursday, after along illness. James Evans, aged about sixty years. He was raised in this county and was a son of the late Dr. Peter Evans, and will be remembered by many people.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 22, 1900.Evans, James Clinton             AAThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-28-1924, Thur., 8-27-1925Evans, James HenryThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-5, 8-6, 8-24, 9-3, 9-14-1914Evans, James O.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-11, 5-12-1966Evans, James T.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-28-1969Evans, Jas. H.Died – At his home near Hunt Tuesday, Jas. Evans, of consumption. He was the last of a large family all of whom have fallen victims of the fell disease. The remains were taken to Powell county for interment.The Winchester Democrat   Friday July 9, 1897

 

Wills Probated – The wills of Jas. H. Evans and Robt. Artis were admitted to probate Monday.   The former was dated May 14th of the present year and leaves a farm of sixty acres in Powell county to Matilda Everman to do with as she pleases. The will of Mr. Artis provides that after his debts and funeral expenses are paid and gravestone provided for himself and wife, that his property shall be equally divided among the following persons; John Artis, Henry Artis, Hattie Hall, wife of Wm. Hall, Nannie Boehrer, wife of Louis Boehrer, John Daniel, son of Marie Daniel, Grant Artis, Nellie Stapleton and Fannie Simpson, children of Parker Artis. The will was dated September 24, 1895, and names H. H. Forman as executor.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday July 30, 1897

 

Will Book 2, Page 222

Dated: May 14, 1897

Recorded: July 26, 1897

Evans, Jerry                         AACITY, COUNTY, STATE-A PENSION has been granted to the minor heirs of Jerry Evans, colored, of Ford.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, November 19, 1897.Evans, JoeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-5-1922Evans, JohnJohn Evans, a good citizen of Lower Four Mile creek, died Sunday night.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 18, 1891Evans, JohnWill Book 1, Page 195Dated: October 30, 1861

Recorded: March 1, 1870

Daughter               Sally Ann Bratton         Executor (s): Sons John and Thomas

Daughter               Polly Allen                      Witnessed by: James Simpson, Jas. C. Brown

Son-in-law             William W. Allen

Son                         John

Son                         Thomas Evans

Slave                      Andy

Evans, JohnJohn Evans, aged eighty years, died Sunday morning at his home in this county. His death was due to heart failure. He was one of the most prominent farmers of this county and was for a number of years a magistrate of the county. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Bean, and six children. The funeral was held at North Middletown yesterday morning at 10 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. C.W. Dick.The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, February 28, 1907Evans, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 6-21-1929Evans, John S.Will Book 1, Page 179Dated: December 28, 1867

Recorded: January 27, 1868

Evans, John T.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-4-1924Evans, John Thomas Jr.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 1-20-2000Evans, LeeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-9-1961Evans, LillianThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-26-1930Evans, LillianThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-26-1932Evans, Lillian                         AAThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-27, 5-8-1928Evans, Lillian                         AAThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-25-1931Evans, Lonzo                         AAThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 6-10-1925Evans, LouiseThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-1-1941Evans, MarionThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-7-1936Evans, Mary (Aunt)The Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-30-1913Evans, MayberryTHE WAR OF 1812 – PrivateThe Roll of Two Companies Raised in Clark County by Capt. James Sympson

Capt. James Sympson’s Company of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, August 25th 1813.

The Semi-Weekly Sun     Fri., 2-21-1879

Evans, Mrs.A Mrs. Evans, of Philadelphia, who died recently, left a fortune to an adopted daughter, whose whereabouts was unknown to the custodians of the estate. Detectives found the woman the wife of Asa Barr, at Kansas City, Mo., and it has developed that Mrs. Barr and her husband are brother and sister, deserted when mere children by their parents in Castle Garden.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, November 19, 1890Evans, Mrs. AlbertThe body of Mrs. Albert Evans was found in a deep ravine in Johnson county. She disappeared from home three days before. It is not known whether murder or suicide was the cause of her death.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, June 10, 1891Evans, Mrs. AnnaThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-20-1958Evans, Mrs. AnnieThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-2, 9-3-1931Evans, Mrs. Carrie                 AAThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-31-1937Evans, Mrs. Catherine AhlerThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-27-1934Evans, Mrs. Catherine GayThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-28, 12-30-1931Evans, Mrs. E. E.DIED-At her home in this county on Monday of last week, of fever, Mrs. E. E. Evans aged 35 years.   She was a lovely Christian woman, a member of the Methodist Church, and died in full faith of a happy hereafter.   She leaves a husband and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. R. t. Owen.The Democrat, Wednesday, December 28, 1892.Evans, Mrs. ElizaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-24-1924Evans, Mrs. ElizabethDied, at her home about six miles east of this city, July 27th, of flux, Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, widow of the late Oliver P. Evans, aged 70 years. Her funeral was preached by Rev. Wm. Rupard, and the remains brought to this city for interment.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 8-1-1888Evans, Mrs. Ella WhiteThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-17, 9-18-1965Evans, Mrs. EllenDied of Derangement of MindMrs. Ellen Evans, aged 45, widow of the late Owsley Evans, who was killed by a railway train at Versailles a few years ago, and for which a verdict of $10,000 was rendered against the road, died last week of derangement of the mind.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 26, 1898

Evans, Mrs. Estilla M. W.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-12-1950Evans, Mrs. Fannie BakerThe Winchester Sun Thur., 5-24-1951Evans, Mrs. Frances StevensThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 12-4-1980Evans, Mrs. GeorgeThe wife of Dr. Geo. Evans of Richmond, died Sunday.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, October 22, 1890Evans, Mrs. Gladys HydenThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-30, 7-31-1990Evans, Mrs. Hattie LeeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-30-1974Evans, Mrs. Helen SpeakesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 5-2-1962Evans, Mrs. HelenaThe Winchester Sun Wed., 1-20-1943Evans, Mrs. Henrietta ClayPrewittThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-30-1943Evans, Mrs. Iva EstesThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-2, 3-3-1994Evans, Mrs. John                   AACutting at Ford.Marshall A. J. Vice, of Ford, brought John Evans, a colored barber of that town, here yesterday and lodged him in jail, for cutting his wife’s throat the night previous. Evans had been on a spree for a day or two and becoming incensed at his wife for some cause, he proceeded to cut off her head, and nearly succeeded. The instrument was that favorite of the negro, the razor. He struck her in the front part of the throat barely missing the artery, and cut to the bone in the back of the neck completely severing the muscles, and probably cause her death. Evans and his wife have been getting along badly for some time, and have been before the police court more than once for fighting. She has been inordinately jealous of him and this was what caused much of the trouble.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday June 22, 1894

 

John Evans, the negro barber who nearly decapitated his wife at Ford was brought out for trial yesterday; as his wife was not able to appear, his trial was fixed for a week from tomorrow, and in default of $250 bail he was remanded to jail.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday June 26, 1894

Evans, Mrs. JosephineThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 1-6-1987Evans, Mrs. Josephine PriceThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 5-5, 5-7-1962Evans, Mrs. JuliaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-14-1986Evans, Mrs. KateMrs. Kate Evans of Bethel, Bath County, fell against a door-facing a few days ago, making a deep wound in her temple, and severing an artery, from the effects of which she has since died.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 4, 1891Evans, Mrs. Lida LocknaneThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-28-1947Evans, Mrs. LillianThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-3-1968Evans, Mrs. Lillian AdelaideThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-16-1943Evans, Mrs. Lillian AdelaideFarmerThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-13-1950Evans, Mrs. Lillian AdelaideTurnerThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-13-1944; Fri., 7-13-1945; Sat., 7-13-1946; Sat., 7-12-1947; Tues., 7-13-1948; Wed., 7-13-1949Evans, Mrs. Lillian C.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-24, 11-27-1999Evans, Mrs. Lizzie               AAThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-10-1931Evans, Mrs. Lizzie B.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-14-1931Evans, Mrs. LouellenThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-5-1949Evans, Mrs. Lucy                 AAThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-21, 4-22-1931Evans, Mrs. Marie O.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-12, 10-14-1974Evans, Mrs. Mary TarrThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 5-23-1975Evans, Mrs. Mattie TuckerThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-1-1972Evans, Mrs. Maydalen McDowellThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-20-1950Evans, Mrs. Mayfra W.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-20-2001Evans, Mrs. Nannie BakerThe Winchester Sun Thur., 5-17-1951Evans, Mrs. PeachieThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-25-1960Evans, Mrs. PoraThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-19-1947Evans, Mrs. Pora TaylorThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-20-1948Evans, Mrs. Sallie JonesThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-14, 2-15-1964Evans, Mrs. Sarah F.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-13-1935Evans, Mrs. Sidney M.The Winchester Sun,   Sat., 1-29-1921Evans, Mrs. Stella DonaldsonThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-2-1972Evans, Mrs. Stella G.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-13, 8-14-2001Evans, Mrs. Stella Ruth CombsNewmanThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-16-1998Evans, Mrs. SudieThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-25-1936Evans, Mrs. SusanDIED at her residence in this county of flux. Mrs. Susan Evans, aged 78 years. Her funeral was preached at Ephesus church by Eld. J. W. Harding, and the remains interred in the cemetery here.The Democrat, Wednesday, July 9, 1860.Evans, Mrs. WalterA Double Crime.Near Beattyville Walter Evans cut his wife’s throat with a razor and then committed suicide with the same weapon. Evans had been married only about one year. His wife was a beautiful young woman of nineteen years and they seemed to live happily together. No cause can be assigned for the crime.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 5, 1900

Evans, Mrs. Woodie O.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-27-1986Evans, NewtThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 7-25-1936Evans, Oliver P.Will Book 1, Page 325Dated: July 16, 1874

Recorded: April 22, 1878

 

O. P. Evans executor vs. John S. Evans

Order Book 17; P. 260; November Court 1879

 

O. P. Evans executor vs. John S. Evans

…commissioner filed report…

Order Book 17; P. 287; November Court 1879

 

O. P. Evans executor vs. John S. Evans

Order Book 17; P. 290; November Court 1879

 

O. P. Evans executor vs. John S. Evans

W. M. Buckner appointed guardian ad litem for infant defendants.

Order Book 17; P. 315; November Court 1879

 

O. P. Evans executor vs. John S. Evans

W. M. Buckner appointed guardian ad litem for infant defendants.

Order Book 17; P. 330; November Court 1879

 

O. P. Evans executor vs. John S. Evans

….adjudged by the court that the land …….belonging to decedent O. P. Evans at the time of his death……be sold….cause continued.

Order Book 17; P. 345; November Court 1879

 

O. P. Evans executor & co. vs. J. S. Evans & co.

….report of sale filed…

Order Book 17; P. 359; January Court 1880

 

O. P. Evans executor & co. vs. J. S. Evans & co.

Elizabeth Evans as executrix of O. P. Evans deceased…..master report of sale, it is hereby approved and confirmed….proper deed to Francis and James Ecton, conveying to them the land described….

Order Book 17; P. 410; May Court 1880

 

O. P. Evans executor vs. John S. Evans & co.

Master having filed his report of sale of the land….The executrix Elizabeth Evans having admitted in open court that all the purchase money for said land has been paid to her as executrix of O. P. Evans deceased…..cause continued.

Order Book 17; P. 422; May Court 1880

Evans, Oliver P.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-2-1928Evans, Orville Thomas Jr. (Tom)The Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-13-2006Evans, OwsleyA coincidenceLawrencburg, Ky., Feb. 13 – The remains of Owsley Evans, who died in Versailles Wednesday morning of injuries received in the railroad wreck one week ago, when W. Henry Graddy was instantly killed, were brought through here Wednesday and taken to the home of the deceased at Danville. It is a coincidence that the train which carried the corpses was the same that caused Evans’ death.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, February 14, 1896

Evans, PameliaOn motion of plaintiffs it is ordered that A. H. Buckner ….guardian ad litem ………children of Pamelia Evans dec. …………..Order Book 10; P. 153; May Court 1859

 

Harrison Thomson &c vs. Jane Chenault &c ……….Equity

………………….the share of Pamelia Evans dec. in the proceeds of land …………..of Joel Quisenberry dec. belongs to Silas Evans her husband ……………..Receiver Buckner to collect ……………recover from Curator Fox …balance of the estate…………..collect sale bond of James F. McKinney ………………

Order Book 10; P. 191; May Court 1859

Evans, Paul     (Slick)             AAThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-25-1921Evans, PeteW. A. Williams of near this place, has in his possession a bloody relic. It is the gun with which Dr. Keene killed Pete Evans, and was in turn killed himself by Dr. Austene; it will be remembered that at the time Austene killed Keene, Baker Batterton opened fire on Dr. Austene with a revolver in each hand, firing a dozen shots or more but without injury. Two of the balls however, struck the stock of his gun, the marks which are still plainly visible. Batterton fled and has never yet returned. One barrel of the murderous instrument, which is a muzzle loader, is made for shot and the other for the balls.-Centralia (Mo) Guard.   Of the participations in the above tragedy, Evans was raised and married in this county, and Dr. Austene has relations here.The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 18, 1898.Evans, PeterRevolutionary War Soldier – CaptainList of Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were Citizens Of Clark County, Kentucky

Compiled By Mrs. William D. Clark, Of Hart Chapter, D.A.R.

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Evans, PeterDIED-At his home near White Hall, Madison county, Thursday, after along illness. James Evans, aged about sixty years. He was raised in this county and was a son of the late Dr. Peter Evans, and will be remembered by many people.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 22, 1900.Evans, PeterOn the motion of John G. Evans and Oliver P. Evans who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of peter Evans jr. dec. in due form giving security whereupon they together with William Baxter and James Stuart entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of $10,000 conditioned as the law directs- widow waiving all right of administration by letter produced and proven in court.Order Book 11; P. 170; November Court 1842

 

On the motion of Mary Evans widow and relict of Peter Evans dec. ordered that Septimus Scholl, George Fry, Ellis Dean and John G. Stuart or any three of them being first sworn do lay off and allot unto said Mary Evans her dower in the land and slaves of her said deceased husband and make report thereof to the court.

Order Book 11; P. 170; November Court 1842

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Peter Evans dec. was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 179; December Court 1842

 

Division of the land between the heirs and widow of Peter Evans dec, was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 180; December Court 1842

 

Division of the slaves between the widow and heirs of Peter Evans dec. was produced in court examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 11; P. 180; December Court 1842

 

Zachariah Tate vs. Whitson G. Tate ………………Equity

The answer of Peter Evans’ Exor. ……………….

Order Book 10; P. 137; May Court 1859

Evans, PeterThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-27, 1-29-1940Evans, Phil                             AAPhil Evans, the negro who is to be hung Friday for outrageous assault, made an attempt to break jail at Bardstown Saturday night. A cold chisel had been smuggled in to him and he had nearly succeeded in breaking the lock plate off his cell when discovered.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, January 3, 1894Evans, PrewittThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-4, 10-5-1967Evans, R. S.Death Of R. S. EvansBowling Green, Ky., Dec. 13

A telegram was received here announcing the death at Mayfield of R. S. Evans, formerly of Bowling Green. Col. Evans was associated with George Baber, now of Washington D. C., in the publication of the Bowling Green Democrat.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Dec. 18, 1900

Evans, RichardWill Book 2, Page 45Dated: February 27, 1797

Recorded: May 27, 1805

 

The Last Will and Testament of Richard Evans decd. ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 21; May Court 1805

Evans, RobertDouble killing at BeattyvilleTuesday night Joe Davidson, Chief of Police, while drinking, went to the store of Robert Evans, with whom and old grudge existed, and after a few words, shooting began. When it was over both men were lying near the door, dead. Both were married and leave families.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 3, 1908

Evans, RobertThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-14-1972Evans, Robert GrahamThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 11-21-1935Evans, Robley D.He Comes of Good Stock.One of the principal naval heroes of the late was “Fighting” Bob Evans. The following from the Danville Advocate shows that he came of good Clark county stock, which accounts for his good qualities. Judge James H. Evans, and others, are descended from the same stock. The Advocate says:

“Boyle county folks can claim kinship with Capt. Robley D. Evans, “Fighting Bob,” of the Brooklyn Capt. Evans comes of the family of Capt. Peter Evans, of Prince William county, Va., who served six years in the War of the Revolution with great credit; came to Kentucky and is buried in Clark county. Capt. Peter Evans was the grandfather of the grandmother of Judge Charles E. Kincaid. She was Mrs. James C. Banford, born Fanny L. Evans, of Fayette, Ky. Consequently, Capt. Peter Evans was the great-great-grandfather of Judge C. B. and Dr. Howard Kincaid and their sisters. Dr. Silas Evans, of Lexington and Dr. Geo. B. Evans, of Richmond, are of the same family.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, March 7, 1899

Evans, Rollie W.The Winchester Sun Mon., 5-1-1978Evans, Roy BufordThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-26-1979Evans, Sanford ClayThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 8-13-1975Evans, SarahT. J. Combs vs. R. S. BaxterOrdered this action be revived in the name of O. P Evans the executor of Sarah Evans decd…..

Order Book 14; P. 486; November Court 1872

Evans, Sarah L.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-31-1929Evans, Sarah L.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-13-1930Evans, Sarah L.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-14-1931Evans, SidneyLucien H. Johnson & co. vs. Oliver P. Evans & co.…..plaintiff Elizabeth Evans in the lifetime of Ella Hardin decd. mother of infant defendant C. Evans Hardin & at the instance of said decedent and the other heirs of Sidney Evans decd. paid off and discharged the indebtedness of said Sidney Evans decd. and his funeral expenses…..

Order Book 19; P. 115; May Court 1885

Evans, SilasOrdered that Court adjourn unto court in course. Signed Silas EvansOrder Book 10; P. 166; January Court 1834

 

On motion of Susan Evans widow and   relict of Silas Evans dec. who made oath thereto as the law directs certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of said Silas Evans deceased in due form giving security whereupon she together with Marcus C. Evans entered into and acknowledged bond in penalty of $6000 conditioned as the law directs.

Order Book 12; P. 408; October Court 1851

 

On motion of Susan Evans administratrix of Silas Evans dec. ordered that Charles Poston, Wade B. Hampton, Andrew Hayden and Thomas Hudson or and 3 of them being sworn do appraise in current money the personal estate and slaves of said decedent and report to court.

Order Book 12; P. 408; October Court 1851

 

Sale bill of the personalty of Silas Evans dec. was produced in court approved ……….recorded.

Order Book 12; P. 419; November Court 1851

Evans, SilasThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-31-1927Evans, SusanWill Book 2, Page 106Dated: November 17, 1885

Recorded: July 28 and August 25, 1890

Evans, Tandy Q.The remains of Tandy Q. Evans, who died at Galenda, Texas, Oct. 1, 1889, were brought to this county for interment, by Ewing, William and Riggs Evans, the burial taking place at Red Top church, October 3rd. Deceased was raised in Boone and went to Texas about twelve years ago. He was a single man thirty years of age, and a grandson of the late Dr. Peter Evans of Richmond, Ky. Winchester, Ky., and Richmond, Ky., papers please copy.Columbia (Mo.) Herald

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 10-30-1889

Evans, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-30-1916Evans, ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-3-1948Evans, TravisThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 8-7-1936Evans, VernonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-14-1971Evans, Virgil ThomasThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-31-1955Evans, W. C.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-26-1993Evans, W. L.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-7-1932Evans, WalterA Double CrimeNear Beattyville Walter Evans cut his wife’s throat with a razor and then committed suicide with the same weapon. Evans had been married only about one year. His wife was a beautiful young woman of nineteen years and they seemed to live happily together. No cause can be assigned for the crime.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Oct. 5, 1900

Evans, Watson LeeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-21-1952Evans, WillardThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-16-1922Evans, WilliamThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-13-1948Evans, William H.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-12-1956Evans, William HenryThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-13-1954; Fri., 11-11-1955Evans, William LouisThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-6-1925Evans, William W.Lexington, Ky., – William W. Evans, the widely known and popular trotting horseman, who has long been regarded as the premier yearling handler of the world, died at his residence on South Broadway. Evans had been suffering with an aneurysm for five or six years, and something over a year ago the trouble became so pronounced that he was compelled to put his horses into other hands and give up work entirely.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, October 12, 1909Evarts Violence(Harlan County Mine Strikes)

(James Daniels, Howard Jones, Otto Lee, Jesse Pace)

The Winchester Sun   Tue., 5-5, 5-15, 5-22, 5-23, 8-25, 8-31, 9-2, 11-17, 11-18, 11-20, 11-21, 11-23, 11-24, 11-27, 11-28, 11-30, 12-1, 12-2, 12-4, 12-7, 12-8, 12-10, 12-11, 12-17, 12-26, 12-29, 12-30-1931; Sat., 1-9, 1-11, 1-12, 1-13, 1-14, 6-1, 6-2, 6-9, 7-18, 7-29, 9-12, 9-23, 9-24-1932http://homepage.mac.com/barbarap2/home/laborcrises/Harlan.htmEve, Mrs. SallieDeathsMrs. Sallie Eve died Saturday at her home in Barbourville. She was the mother of eight children, all of whom survive.   Mrs. J. W. Hisel, of this city, Mrs. W. M. Cooper, Mrs. Laura Cooper, Mrs. J. M. Riddle, Misses Carrie and Julia Eve, of Barbourville, Mr. James Eve of Beattyville, and Thomas, of Wise, Va.   The husband and father died several years ago.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Feb. 16, 1905

Eveleth, Charles E.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-30-1925Evenson, Mrs. Thelma LouisePuckettThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-20, 12-22-2003Everdon, Mrs. Cordie WattsThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-30-1965Everett, Laban T.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 2-20-1922Everett, McKinleyStruck His HeadHopkinsville, Ky., March 23

McKinley Everett, 4 year-old son of J. B. Everett, of Fairview, died of spinal meningitis after a brief illness caused by falling from a chair and striking his head violently on the floor while at play. Two cases are reported here also.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., March 28, 1899

Everett, PeteA Famous Man DyingPete Everett, of Mt. Sterling, a noted Confederate leader, is dying of erysipelas at the Lexington Lunatic Asylum, where he has been for the past twenty-six years. The ex-Confederates will remember him as one of the bravest of the brave, and he was more feared by the Federals than almost any other officer of like rank in the State. The cause of his failing mind is said to have been illness resulting from the bite of a red fox which had rabies. He was once fond of fox hunting and received the injury in a chase.   Once, shortly after his confinement, he escaped, but was found and returned to that institution.

Later: Capt. Everett died Tuesday, and his remains passed through here Wednesday en route to Mt. Sterling for burial.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Nov. 23, 1900

Everidge, RaymondThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-11-1958Everitt, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-25-1914Everman, AdamThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-7-1919Everman, Allen (Algin)Log LickDied, Allen Everman, of consumption near Rabbitown. Buried at the home graveyard.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., May 15, 1903

 

Lorinco

Died, at his home at Right Angle, this county, on Thursday, May 7th, of consumption, Algin Everman, aged about 60 years. Deceased was a veteran of the late war, also a member of the G. A. R. His remains were buried on his farm near his late residence with appropriate services at the grave by Eld. Wm. Rupard. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his loss.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., May 15, 1903

Everman, Alverta VirginiaLawwillThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-13-1984Everman, ArthurRight AngleDied, Friday, July 28th, Arthur Everman, aged 87 years. He was highly respected by all who knew him. He was buried the following day at the family burying ground.   He stood high as a Mason and was formerly a member of the Winchester Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. He was also a member of Circle No. 5 of Kentucky Brotherhood of the Union, Continent America.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Aug., 1, 1899

Everman, ArthurDied, in Illinois, of typhoid fever, Arthur Everman, son of Samuel Everman, of West Bend, Powell county.Mrs. Samuel Everman has returned from Illinois where she went to attend the funeral of her son Arthur.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Nov. 29, 1901

Everman, Ben HarrisonThe Winchester Sun   Tue., 6-13, 6-14-1961Everman, BurlThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-26-1963Everman, C. F.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 3-24-1949Everman, CarlyleThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-25-1994Everman, CharlesTroop James shot and instantly killed Charles Everman, near Grayson, with a Winchester rifle. The cause of the killing has not been learned. Everman was a young man, and the only support of his aged father and mother.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, November 8, 1893Everman, childrenWest BendG.W. Everman’s three children’s funerals will be preached at this place Sunday, September 2nd, 1906

The Winchester Democrat   Friday August 31, 1906

 

Several from here attended the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. George Everman’s three little children at Argyle, on the 2nd inst., including your corespondent and family, and took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Everman, of that place. Services were conducted by Revs. Roundtree and Gardner, of the Methodist denomination. The children departed this life nearly a year ago.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, September 14, 1906

Everman, David W.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 7-21, 7-22-2003Everman, EarlThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-3, 7-5-1968Everman, ElijahThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-9, 10-10-1952Everman, Elijah V. (Giggs)The Winchester Sun   Tues., 4-14, 4-24-1987Everman, ElishaThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-3-1948Everman, GarrettWill Book 2, Page 15Dated: February 13, 1884

Recorded: July 26, 1886

Everman, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 5-31-1937Everman, George W.The Winchester   Sun   Mon., 10-23, 12-5-1933Everman, GibsonKiddvilleMr. Gibson Everman died yesterday morning. He leaves a wife and four children, two sons and two daughters. One of his daughters is the wife of A. H. Anderson.   The burial takes place, this morning at 10o’clock in the A. H. Anderson grave yard. He was 71 years old.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., March 2, 1905

Everman, GrantDeaths.Grant Everman died at his home in South Park, this city, Saturday night of pneumonia, aged about forty years. He leaves a wife and several children. The remains were buried yesterday in the Winchester cemetery.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 8, 1902

Everman, HoltThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-10-1931Everman, HoltThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-26-1963Everman, Isaac YoungThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-15-1955Everman, J. C.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-16, 9-17-1968Everman, JacobDeathsJacob Everman, a well known merchant of North Middletown, died Monday of typhoid fever, aged 52 years.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Oct. 2, 1903

Everman, JacobThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-7, 2-15-1919Everman, JoelJoel Everman, a young man from Bloomington, Ill., was visiting his brother-in-law, Alex Anderson of Indian Fields this county, and died of heart disease. He was the son of Gip Emerson, who moved to Illinois from Kiddville a few years ago.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, January 28, 1891Everman, JosephThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 2-7, 2-15-1919Everman, KittieWest BendMr. and Mrs. Samuel Everman attended the funeral of their aunt, Kittie Everman, at Ruckerville, Tuesday.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., April 27, 1905

Everman, Levi M.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-10-1944Everman, Mary D.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-23-1916Everman, MatildaAunt Matilda Everman, aged 80, died at her home near here Oct. 16th of dropsy. She was a noble, Christian woman and was loved by all who knew her.The Winchester Sun-Sentinel Thursday, October, 24, 1907Everman, Maurice TaftThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 11-7, 11-8 -1966Everman, McKinleyThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-2-1952Everman, Mrs. Anna MaudThe Winchester Sun Tues., 5-17, 5-18-1966Everman, Mrs. AnniePine RidgeDied, at her home, near West Bend, Powell county, March 12th, Mrs. Annie Everman, wife of Ed Everman.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., March 20, 1900

Everman, Mrs. BeatriceThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-6-1987Everman, Mrs. CarolThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-14-1997Everman, Mrs. DielThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-15-1919Everman, Mrs. EmmaThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-7-1943Everman, Mrs. Fairsa EmbsThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 3-12, 3-13-1986Everman, Mrs. Florence OsborneThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-17-1974Everman, Mrs. Lillie CroweThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 11-22, 11-23-1966Everman, Mrs. LizzieDied, at her home near Westwood in Powell County, Oct. 11th, of consumption, Mrs. Lizzie Everman, wife of Wm. Everman, burial in the family graveyard. She leaves a husband and eight children, all of whom are married except one. She was a member of the Methodist denomination and was a good Christian women.The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Oct. 18, 1901

 

Bridgetown

Mrs. J. J. Conner has returned home after attending the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Everman at West Bend, Powell county.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Nov. 5, 1901

Everman, Mrs. MarthaThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-26, 2-3-1914Everman, Mrs. Mattie BerryThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 10-6, 10-7-1965Everman, Mrs. Orpha WilloughbyThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-2, 12-3-1964Everman, Mrs. Peggy ColeThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 12-29-1989Everman, Mrs. RocellaBattershellThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-8-1946Everman, Mrs. S. C.The Winchester Sun   Wed., 1-14-1942Everman, Mrs. SanfordThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-9-1929Everman, Mrs. StanleyPine RidgeDied, February 1st, at her home at West Bend, Powell county, Stanley Everman, wife of Will Everman. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her loss. Burial at the new church at West Bend.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Feb. 13, 1900

Everman, Mrs. Stella BerryThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-21-1961Everman, Mrs. W. G.The body of Mrs. W. G. Everman, of West Bend, Powell county, passed through the city Friday en-route to Jessamine county where it was being carried for interment.The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 9-11-1889Everman, Mrs. W. G.West BendThe funeral of the late W. G. Everman and wife will be preached at West Bend church next Sunday, August 6th.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Aug., 3, 1905

Everman, N. B.The Winchester Sun Tues., 5-29-1951Everman, Omer GrayThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-7, 6-8-2004Scobee Funeral Home Web Site 6-6-2004Everman, Paul EdwardThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-28-1924Everman, PresleyDied, on the 8th inst., at his home at Westwood, Powell county, Uncle Presley Everman of the infirmities of old age. His sickness was of short duration, lasting a few days. He has been a member of the Methodist denomination for a number of years and died in the Christian faith. He was 87 years of age. He leaves a wife, three sons and five daughters.The Winchester Democrat   Friday, April 16, 1909

 

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Groves, of Elkin, attended the funeral of Uncle Presley Everman at West Bend last Saturday.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, April 16, 1909

 

Died, on the 8th inst., at his home at Westwood, Powell county, Uncle Presley Everman   of the infirmities of old age. His sickness was of short duration, lasting a few days. He   has been a member of the Methodist denomination for a number of years and died in the Christian faith. He was 87 years of age. He leaves a wife, three sons and five daughters, all married, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Funeral services by   Rev. Roundtree and burial in West Bend cemetery. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, April 16, 1909

Everman, RaymondThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-18, 7-19-2006Scobee Funeral Home Web Site Mon., 7-17-2006Everman, Ricky LewisThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-29-1959Everman, Russell H.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-13-1978Everman, sonPine RidgeDied, July 4th, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Everman, aged three weeks.   Burial in the family graveyard at this place. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved parents.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., July 13, 1906

Everman, SterlingThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 12-1-1951Everman, Timothy WayneThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 9-9-1992Everman, Timothy Wayne IIThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 11-17, 11-18-2010Everman, Virgil LeeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-11, 12-12-1995Everman, W. G.West BendThe sale of the late W. G. Everman on Wednesday of last week was well attended, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, and things brought fair prices.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Jan. 12, 1905

 

West Bend

The funeral of the late W. G. Everman and wife will be preached at West Bend church next Sunday, August 6th.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Aug., 3, 1905

Everman, WilliamC. F. Everman, of Alto Vista, Mo., is here visiting his brother, James Everman, and relatives in Clark and Montgomery counties. His father, William Everman, of Clay City, died last week, aged eighty-eight years of pneumonia. He leaves three sons and four daughters. Paris KentuckianThe Winchester Democrat   Tue., Feb. 24, 1903

 

Died, February 9th, Uncle Will Everman, of pneumonia. He was living with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Berry at the time of his death. His sickness was of short duration. He was eighty-eight years old and was buried at the old family graveyard near Westwood beside his wife who has been dead over a year. He leaves seven children, all married but one, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

The Winchester Democrat (Supplement) Fri., March 6, 1903

Everman, William D.The Winchester Sun Tues., 10-16-2007Everman, William E. Sr. (Bill)The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-12, 10-13, 10-14, 10-16-2006Evermond, SallieWest Bend Items-Miss Sallie Evermond died at her residence in Powell county on the 3rd inst.The Clark County Democrat     Wed., 12-3-1879Eversole – French Feud1886 – 1893“Tallow Dick” arrestedLast week Sheriff Hodgkin received an order to arrest “Tallow Dick” Combs, a colored barber, of this city, on account of a fine of long standing imposed on him for selling whiskey without a license, which fine was imposed by the Perry Circuit court. He was arrested and taken there by Deputy Sheriff James H. Stokely, Friday. The fine was fifty dollars and costs, which with the cost of taking him back will amount to nearly one hundred dollars. Dick says he will not pay it but will lay the time out in jail. Dick has seen the inside of a jail before, as he was one of the leaders of the Eversoles in the famous French-Eversole war. Since he came here he has been a quiet citizen.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, March 24, 1896

 

The Courier-Journal’s Hazard special gives the following account of the fight of the Eversole-French factions on the 4th inst. First, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon a lively fight took place between four men of the French party and as many Eversoles, near the Court House.   The court which was in session, stampede. The fight lasted about fifteen minutes. Ed. Campbell, of the Eversole party, was killed. The parties rested on their arms till dark, when the fight was renewed with increased fierceness. The French party had been reinforced by the Davidson boys, Jesse Morgan, brother of E. C. Morgan, killed by Eversoles and others. B. F. French himself came into town about 12 o’clock with reinforcements, to the relief of his beleaguered friends. At daybreak of the 5th the fight raged with new fury, the Eversole party, stationed in the Court House and in J. C. Eversole’s old fort.   The French party occupied what positions they could find. Jesse Fields and Tom Smith, occupied the top of a hill back of the Eversoles, and held a position commanding the enemy’s works, and kept up a steady fire on the Eversoles. The battle lasted about an hour, when the Eversole party beat a hasty retreat, fording the river on foot and disappearing in the mountains on the other side, leaving their dead. Ed. Campbell and John McKnight were killed and several wounded. Jesse Fields, of the French side received a flesh wound in the arm. Court broke up without ceremony, the Judge leaving for home as quickly as possible.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 11-20-1889

 

Capt. Gaither, who has been at Hazard, Perry county, for some time, together with Lieut. Gaines’ company of militia which was sent to meet him, arrived here Sunday night in charge of sixteen prisoners who had been transferred by order of Judge Lilly, of that court to this county for trial. The most prominent among them are B. F. French and John and George Eversole and Jesse Fields. Geo. Eversole is an ex-County Judge and Fields an ex-Jailer, of Perry county. Most of our readers are familiar with the French-Eversole feud in which it is said 27 men have lost their lives. It began in a business rivalry between Joe Eversole and Fult. French. Eversole was finally killed and French forced to leave the county. While these men have for years been bitter enemies they are now confined in the same room and the leaders are seen in frequent and earnest consultation. Five of the prisoners belong to the French faction and seven to the Eversole crowd, while four are put in for other offenses. There are twenty-five indictments for murder, two for confederating and two for malicious shooting.

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, September 3, 1890

 

HABEAS CORPUS

The Perry County Prisoners Brought Before Judge Lisle

The trial of the writ of habeas corpus which was issued by Judge Scott, some weeks ago, was begun before Judge Lisle Thursday and occupied the attention of the court for three days. County Attorney Jouett represented the Commonwealth, and single handed held his own against as array of legal talent that might have appalled an older and more experienced lawyer. But he was equal to the emergency and clearly showed that interests of the Commonwealth and county are safe in his hands. S. N. French, a brother to Fulton French of Harlan, J. J. C. Bace, of Jackson, and Haggard & Benton were counsel for the French’s while S. P. Hogg, of Owsley, and a member of the Constitutional convention from clay and Owsley counties, W. P. Bentley, of Leslie, and the representative in the last Legislature from Harlan, Leslie Bell and Perry counties, Harry Eversole, a brother to the prisoners of that name and who was formerly Commonwealth’s Attorney from that district. Capt. Ed Gaither, of Harrodsburg, and the commander of the State Guards that captured the whole lot, S. F. Johnson, of Kansas City, Mo., a brother-in-law of George Eversole, and Maj. I. N. Cardwell, of this city were attorneys for the Eversoles. The members of the French faction who applied for bail, were B. F. French, Joe Davidson, John Jones, Jesse Fields and Tom Smith. Of the Eversoles, John C. Eversole, Geo. Eversole, Wesley Whittaker, Green Morris, Frank Polly and Job Bowling were applicants. Of these, several had held important offices in the county; Jesse Fields was Jailer, B. F. French had been County Attorney for two terms and Geo. Eversole was County Judge, John Eversole was a prominent real estate agent and others were prominent in business or politics.

The attention of the court the first day was occupied by the question of jurisdiction. All the prisoners except Job Bowling and John Eversole had made application to the Perry Circuit Court for bail and had been refused. Judge Lisle finally decided that he had no right to review the finding of a superior or higher court, and that he had no jurisdiction as the higher court had refused them bail. Judge Lisle remanded them to jail without bail. J. M. Benton, as attorney for the French faction, then raised the question as to whether the act of the recent legislature, allowing the Circuit Judge to send the prisoners to another and distant county, and under which law Judge Lilly sent the prisoners here was constitutional. Judge Lisle refused to adjudge the law unconstitutional and the application of John Eversole and Job Bowling for bail was heard. All or nearly all of the prisoners on both sides are charged with complicity in the killing of Ed. Campbell and John McKnight during the term of the Circuit Court in November, 1889. Without going into the details of the evidence it seems that a dozen or so on each side were in the town, each side armed and expecting trouble. They passed each other on the streets without any outbreak until Thursday evening when the first firing began. Jesse Fields and Bob Profit, French men were in this court room upstairs, and John Eversole, Bud Gay and others had command of the lower portion. Fields and Profit escaped by jumping out of the second story window. Wesley Whittaker and Henry Davidson, adherents of opposite factions and one or both inflamed with liquor, which Joe Davidson, another of the French prisoners, was selling in defiance of law, had a quarrel about the same time, but separated, and each joined his respective party. The fighting began at once, the French men firing from the Jailer’s residence and the Eversoles, from another house. In this fight, Ed. Campbell was killed. He was standing by a tree and was shot by Joe Davidson, a distance of two hundred yards, and killed instantly. Firing was kept up at intervals during the night and about daylight the next morning, John McKnight

opened the door of the house where he and several others of the Eversoles spent the night, and was instantly killed. Several of the witnesses say that Thomas Smith another of the prisoners confined here, claimed to have done the killing. The Eversoles seem to have been defeated, but escaped without loss. The prisoners and witnesses seemed to care little for human life and spoke of the killings as a matter of little moment and with no emotion. John Eversole, when testifying concerning the killing of his friend, McKnight, manifested little concern and did not even know the location of the wound. One of the witnesses who helped to wash and dress the body, also testified that he had not looked at the wound.

After the trial of three days, Judge Lisle admitted Job Bowling to bail in the sum of one thousand dollars and John Eversole in the sum of five thousand dollars for their appearance before the Circuit Court in November. Harry Eversole and S. P. Hogg became sureties for their appearance. The idea was freely expressed by the witnesses at the beginning of this trial that if the prisoners were admitted to bail that affairs would soon be worse up there than ever. Indeed more than one of the witnesses told the writer that if such was the case, they the witnesses, would not attempt to go back. The idea that the differences existing between the two factions had been adjusted while in jail, was exploded during the trial. The old hatred is there and the feeling is as bitter as when they lay in wait for each others lives in the woods of Perry county. Either side will do all they can to assist in the prosecution of each other and by that means justice may be meted out.

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, September 24, 1890

 

Judge Lilly was at the Winchester fair looking fat, notwithstanding the severe trial he has undergone in criticism of his course. He says his critics would not be apt to do more than he did in holding Court without protection from the lawless hordes. He thinks the success of the Court held under military protection shows he was correct.—Paris Kentuckian

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, September 24, 1890

 

The following special shows the wisdom of Judge Lilly in sending the Perry county prisoners here where such things do not happen. What is the use of putting the State to useless expense of catching such men and putting them in the mountain jails, where they can get out more rapidly than they are put in? “A bold jail delivery occurred at the Harlan Courthouse on Thursday night last, and four men under indictment for murder made their escape. Their names are Enos Scott, Granville Fee, Jim Howard and Will McGraw. They are the four men who are charged with the murder of Jas. Middleton, on last August election day. They had a trial and were being held over without bail. The escape was effected by   removing one of the big stones about the jail window. The county is being scoured for them, but so far no trace has been found of any of them.

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, September 24, 1890

 

Last week, B. F. French, the leader of one of the factions of the Perry county prisoners now confined in jail here, in common with a number of others on both sides, made application for bail before County Judge Lisle. The Judge refused the application of Mr. French and several others on the ground that the Perry Circuit Court had already refused bail and he therefore had no jurisdiction. On Wednesday Judge Benton, as counsel for French, got out another writ of habeas corpus, and Judge Lisle being absent, it was tried before Squire Bloom as the nearest magistrate to the Courthouse. The ground of the application was that the prisoner was suffering from pulmonary and heart diseases, and that longer confinement would permanently injure his health and probably cause death. These facts were substantiated by the testimony of two physicians and Squire Bloom admitted him to bail in the sum of ten thousand dollars, which was readily given, two Perry county men becoming bondsmen. Mr. French has a rented a house on Maple street and will reside here.

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, October 1, 1890

 

B. F. French, the leader of the faction by that name of Perry county prisoners has rented a house on Maple street and has moved his family here.

The Winchester Democrat; Wednesday, October 1, 1890

 

Circuit Court

Circuit Court convened Monday afternoon with Judge Morton on the bench. Commonwealth’s Attorney Bronston being absent as a member of the Constitutional convention, Hon. Jas. F. Winn was appointed in his stead and filled the position with marked ability. In Judge Morton’s charge to the grand jury he called their attention to laws regarding the sale of cigarettes to children under eighteen years of age, against lotteries and against trusts and combinations. These are all now laws passed by the last Legislature.

H. P. Thomson was appointed foreman of the grand jury composed of the following gentlemen: J. T. Ecton, Jas. E. Weathers, D. C. Lisle, J. W. Tuttle, H. P. Thomson, John F. Bush, W. P. Owen, P. D. White, L. M. Green, J. W. Hughes, L. B. Clinkenbeard, C. T. Gamboe, A. S. Hampton, S. H. Bradley, F. M. Gordon and J. M. Rash.

The court at once proceeded to the consideration of the criminal cases transferred here from Perry county, the crimes mostly growing out of the famous French-Eversole feud which raged for several years in that and adjoining counties. This is the first case under the new statute giving the circuit court the power to transfer such cases from counties where state of lawlessness exists to another county, even at a distance. The Constitutionality of this law was raised and will be decided by Judge Morton this morning. The Eversole faction consisting of George and John Eversole, Job Bowling, Green Morris, Frank Polly and Wesley Whitaker, expressed a desire to be tried here, and Judge Morton indicated that he would grant their request. The French side, consisting of Joe Davidson, John Jones, Tom Smith, Wm. Smith, Joe Adkins, Jack Brewer and others, refused to express a preference and will possibly be sent back to Perry county for trial.

The cases on trial now and in which most of the participants on both sides are indicted for the killing of John McKnight and Ed Campbell, who were killed about a year ago. At the November Circuit Court of that county, both the French and Eversoles went to town armed. Several slight Quarrels through the week culminated in a general fight between some of the French’s advocates in the jailer’s residence and some of the Eversoles without, in which Campbell was killed. It is said Joe Davidson killed him a distance of two hundred yards with a Winchester rifle. The fight was kept up at intervals during the night and the next morning McKnight was killed as he opened the door. Both the dead men were Eversoles, and it is claimed Tom Smith killed McKnight, shooting from a graveyard on top of the hill overlooking the town.

If these cases are tried their progress will be watched with interest.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, November 5, 1890

 

Circuit Court

–The Perry county cases were then taken up and, as indicated in our last issue, Judge Morton decided that the act by which the cases were transferred here, was constitutional. The Eversoles were ready for trial but the French faction demurred to the indictments. The demurrer was overruled and separate trials were demanded.

The Commonwealth decided to take up the case of Joe Davidson , one of the most prominent of the French men. There are three indictments against him. He is charged jointly with a number of each faction, with the killing of Ed Campbell and John McKnight, and is also indicted by himself for the killing of Campbell. A year ago Saturday, a fight occurred between Henry Davidson, Jesse Fields, Thos. Smith, Wm. Smith and others of the French faction who were in the residence of Jesse Fields, the Jailer, and a number of the Eversoles in adjacent houses and on a hill overlooking the house. Ed Campbell, the murdered man, was killed at the latter point as he was in the act of firing into the house containing these men. Davidson does not deny the killing of Campbell, but claims it was done in defense of the men in the Jailer’s residence, including his brother. The witnesses for the State testify in the most positive manner that the French party began firing, while those for the defense are equally certain that the initial shots were fired by the Eversoles.

The array of legal talent is quite imposing. The State is represented by Hon. Jas. F. Winn and E. S. Jouett, Jr. the Eversoles by Judge B. F. Buckner, of Louisville, Col. S. F. Johnson, of Kansas city Mo., H. C. Eversole, of London, Hon. W. P. Bentley, of Harlan C. H., and Capt. Hathaway, of this city. The French faction by S. N. French, of Hyden, Geo. Denny, of Lexington, Messrs. Baker and Baily, of Knott county, and Haggard & Benton of this city.

The principals on both sides are wealthy and are sparing no expense. The present session, with only one case under trial, has already cost the State thousands of dollars.

Although the prisoners have been confined together since August, their hatred for each other is as bitter and unrelenting as when they hunted each other like wild beasts through the woods of Perry county. Each side is eagerly assisting the State to prosecute each other. The case now on trial will hardly be concluded for a day or two, and possibly not until the last of the week. It is attracting much interest and the Court room is filled at all times.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, November 12, 1890

 

Circuit Court

The attention of the Circuit Court from the time of the last issue until Friday night was occupied by the trial of Joe Davidson, of Perry county, charged with the murder of Ed Campbell. A strong fight was made by both sides, but as the testimony showed, the murdered man was firing into the jailer’s residence where Davidson’s brother had taken refuge, the prisoner was acquitted.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, November 19, 1890

 

TOM SMITH ADMITTED TO BAIL

Some incidents of the late Perry County War—Various Versions of the Trouble. THOMAS Smith, one of the few remaining Perry county warriors in our jail, was brought before Squire Bloom Wednesday morning on an application of or bail. Both mind and body has been slowly giving way since his incarceration and it was in this ground and not on the merits of the case that bail was asked and allowed.   He is a member of the French faction and is regarded by many as one of the most desperate on either side. In company with several other on both sides, he is indicted for the killing to Ed Campbell and John McKnight at the famous fight at Hazard last November. The circumstances of Campbell’s killing were rendered familiar to many of our readers by the testimony in the trial of Joe Davidson recently. McKnight was killed the next morning about daylight being the door by three men who were secreted in a graveyard overlooking the place. It is claimed that Jesse Fields and Tom Smith were two of the men. He is also indicted for the murder of Joe Eversole and Nick Combs in April 1888. These men were shot from ambush by concealed parties while riding through the woods about five miles from Hazard. Combs was a mere lad and had no connection with the previous troubles., but was killed simply because he was with Eversole on this occasion.   The latter was the original leader of the faction by that name. The versions of the two factions in regard to the killing differ widely. The Eversoles claim that Tom Smith was the leader. Eversole was killed instantly but combs was not, but was badly wounded and fell from his horse. Seeing that he was not dead, Smith approached to finish him. Combs was well acquainted with Smith and as the latter approached, begged piteously for his life. With the remark that “dead men tell no tales” Smith drew near the form of the prostrate lad and taking the boy’s own pistol from his body, he fired

several shots into his body, he fired several shots into his face and head. For some time after the killing Smith did not deny it, but rather gloried in it. He now denies all knowledge of it, and his attorneys say that an alibi can be proved by a number of reputable men. His actions while in jail would show that he committed the deed. Each night his dreams are filled with visions of the murdered boy and the scenes of the killing are enacted over again. At such times the prisoner awakes with screams that can be heard far beyond the prison walls. The French version of the affair is entirely different. They was the killing of Eversole and Combs was the sequel of another killing that occurred the year previous. At that time Wm. Gambrill, a Baptist preacher, and a French partisan, was brutally murdered in Hazard by Joe and John Eversole and John Campbell, the latter two shooting him n the back and the former blowing his brains out while he lay on the ground mortally wounded. The friends of Smith claim that Joe Eversole was killed by friends of Gambrill in retaliation and not by Smith. Of the slayers of Gambrill, as charged above John Eversole alone remains. The death of Joe Eversole has been described. That of John Campbell, the other participant, was equally tragic.   About the first of July, 1888 Campbell at the head of a party of Eversoles went to the house of John Morgan, a French sympathizer, for the purpose of killing him, but he was not at home; French and a body of his partisans were expected that night from Breathitt county and Campbell posted Jonah Jones, a negro at the mouth of a lane with orders to fire on them as they passed. French did not come and Campbell and party, not finding their intended victim reported to a neighborhood grocery and got drunk. In this condition they forgot the orders given the sentinel and as they approached, the latter thought it was the expected French troops and fired. The ball struck Campbell in the groin. Inflicting a wound from which he died after forty days intense agony. The versions of the two parties in all these killings differ as widely as the poles and it is hard for an outsider to tell which is true. Probably the truth will never be

known. Smith was allowed bail in the sum of two thousand dollars in each of the four indictments, which was promptly given, and he left at once for Perry county. From appearances he will hardly live to be tried.

The Democrat, Wednesday, November 26, 1890.

 

ARCH PIERSALL has bought the Winchester rifle which Joe Davidson killed Ed Campbell, and concerning which so much was said during the recent trial. There will be no danger of a rebellion among Arch’s boarders so long as he has this formidable piece of Perry county artillery on hand.

The Democrat, Wednesday, November 26, 1890.

 

On Wednesday; Judge J. R. Morton held a special term of the Circuit Court here and among other matters brought before him was the application of Bob Profit for bail. Profit was the only one of the Perry county warriors remaining in jail, and he sighed for the woods and cliffs of Perry county. He was charged with complicity in the killing of John McKnight and Robert Cornett. Most of our readers are familiar with the facts in regard to the killing of McKnight as they were fully brought out at the trial of Joe Davidson last November. Both the French and Eversole factions attended Circuit Court at Hazard in November, 1889, heavily armed and expecting trouble. Both seemed afraid to begin the fight that both expected and members of both factions passed each other on the streets or drank at the same bar, from Sunday until Thursday, when a personal difficulty between Wesley Whittaker, of the Eversole crowd and Henry Davidson of the French faction, precipitated a gentle battle. Early in the fight, Ed Campbell was killed by Joe Davidson. A long trial resulted in Davidson’s acquittal on the ground that he had a right to kill Campbell, who was firing into a house in which Davidson’s brother had taken refuge. The battle raged at intervals through Thursday night, and at day break the next morning John McKnight was shot in the breast and instantly killed as he opened the door of the house in which the Eversoles had passed the night. Both the dead men belonged to the Eversole faction, and quite a number of both sides, including Profit, were indicted for murder of the latter. Profit was allowed bail in the sum of one thousand dollars on this charge.

The other crime for which he was indicted was the murder of Bob Cornett about a year previous to this battle. Cornett was riding through the woods of Perry county and was shot from ambush and instantly killed. Profit is charged with being the leader of the gang that killed him. It is said that the killing of Cornett was in retaliation for the killing of E. C. Morgan, who was killed, as charged by the Eversoles in 1887. Profit was allowed five thousand dollars bail for the killing of Cornett.

___le is a Virginian and had no cause to be implicated in this feud except general cussedness. He is said by many to be one of the most dangerous men engaged in this war, but one who knows, says that at one time, when a battle was imminent, Profit heard a calf in the bushes, whereupon he threw down his gun and ran like a scared deer.

While confined in jail here Judge George Eversole said that Profit tried to cut him with a razor and was only prevented from carrying out his threat by the intervention of some of the other prisoners. He also tried to cut Frank Polly, a fellow-prisoner, at the same time.

There has been some question among lawyers as to the constitutionality of the act by which these cases were transferred from Perry county to this county, some claiming that it is in violation of that part of the constitution which guarantees the prisoner the right to be tried by a jury of the vicinity.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, January 7, 1891

 

As well known to our readers, the trial of Joe Davidson, the Perry county prisoner, for the murder of Ed. Campbell, which occupied nearly the entire term of last Circuit Court was the first one held under the law allowing the Circuit Judge of a county to transfer such case to another, and if need be, a distant county, if in his opinion a state of lawlessness existed which would prevent the officers from discharging their duties or the jury from returning an impartial verdict. In accordance with this law Judge Lily sent all the prisoners indicted in the French Eversole war to this county. Jas. F. Winn, as special prosecutor, wanted these cases sent back to Perry county claiming the law unconstitutional and was in violation of the guarantee given in that instrument where by every man accused of crime should be tried by a jury of the vicinage. Judge Morton overruled that motion and the trial proceeded, resulting in the acquittal of Davidson. The Commonwealth carried the case to the Court of Appeals on the ground mentioned. The higher court this week affirmed Judge Morton’s decision and the trial of the remainder of the cases must be held here.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 4, 1891

 

The following is the decision of the Court of Appeals upon the constitutionality of the law by which the Perry county cases were tried here:

“The Legislature may by a special law provide for a change of venue in the criminal cases upon the motion of the Commonwealth where an impartial trial cannot be had in the county where the prosecution is pending, as where the officers of the law are deterred by lawless men from summoning impartial jurors, or where the jury would be deterred by lawless men from rendering an impartial verdict. And in such cases the Commonwealth may have a change of venue to the nearest county where an impartial trial can be had. Section 12 of Article 13, of the Constitution of Kentucky, which secures to the accused the right “to a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the vicinage,” was not intended to prohibit the Legislature from providing by a general law for a change of venue upon the motion of the Commonwealth where it is necessary to an enforcement by the Commonwealth of its laws.”

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 4, 1891

 

Another one of the Perry county warriors who boarded at the Piersall House, in this city last year, has gone to that bourne where Winchester rifles are unknown and where Sheriffs in their official capacity never molest or make afraid. Frank Polly has shuffled off this mortal coil, and like most of his predecessors, he died with his boots on; his skull being crushed by a maul in the hands of his uncle Ira Davidson. Davidson had left the county some time ago and had gone to Kansas. On his return he found his nephew had married and carried most of the Davidson’s household effects to his own residence. In the quarrel that ensued, Davidson struck him with a maul, inflicting a wound from which he died. Davidson is a very prominent man in Perry county, having been for some time Circuit Clerk of the county. He is a son-in-law of Judge Josaih Combs, and was a brother-in-law of Joe Eversole. Th original leader of the faction by that name and who together with Nick Combs, was assassinated in April 1886, by being shot from ambush in the woods of Perry county. Frank Polly was one of the youngest members of the Eversole side and was probably the most reckless and daring partisan on either side. He was possessed of an ungovernable temper and while in prison here, Jailer Piersall had to put him in solitary confinement to prevent him from injuring some of the other prisoners. He was under heavy bond to appear before the Circuit Court at it’s next term to answer an indictment for complicity in the murder of Ed Campbell and John McKnight, who were killed during the big fight between the French and Eversole factions at the November term of the Circuit court in Hazard in 1889. The details of the combat are familiar to most of our readers having been fully brought out to the trial of Joe Davidson for the same offense last fall.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 11, 1891

 

Among those present at the Courthouse Wednesday were two of more than local fame, viz; B. F. French, of this city, and one of the principal figures of the Perry county war, and Boone Logan the organizer and leader of the movement that culminated in the utter destruction of Craig Tolliver and his gang, and which terminated the Rowan county troubles.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 18, 1891

 

Elmoe Curry, of Winchester passed through on the Monday morning train on his return from Hazard, Perry county, where he had gone to place one Davidson in the hands of the jailer of that county, who was recently arrested in Arkansas charged with complicity in some of the Perry county troubles.—Clay City Chronicle

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 25, 1891

 

John Eversole, the doughty Perry county warrior, was in the city Saturday and Sunday.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 15, 1891

 

Circuit Court begins her May 4th, and the attorneys in the French-Eversole case are getting ready for another big legal fight. Circuit Court begins at Hazard on the same day.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 22,1891

 

Frank Polly, one of the Eversole faction in the late Perry county trouble and who was released from jail under bond of several thousand dollars, was on his way to attend Circuit Court here and stopped at a groggery on the head waters of Cane Creek, in Breathitt county, owned by Alex Davidson, a white man and Alex Wilson, a negro. The trouble arose over a woman present with whom it is said both Davidson and Wilson were sustaining illicit relations. In the row which ensued Polly was badly beaten over the head by Davidson and the later was shot through the body, the wound being fatal in a few minutes. Polly was arrested and landed in jail at Jackson, as was the negro Wilson, who, it is claimed by Polly’s friends fired the fatal shot, being actuated by jealousy on account of the mutual relations to the woman in question.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 6, 1891

 

Frank Polly, who was arrested in Breathitt county for the murder of Alex Davidson as mentioned in our last issue, was tried Tuesday and acquitted. He came here at once. He is pretty badly beaten up. Davidson’s negro partner, Alex Wilson, was held over in $2,000 bond to answer to Circuit Court for the crime.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 13, 1891

 

CIRCUIT COURT;   Circuit court closed Saturday after having been in session two weeks. It started in with the largest docket ever known and did less towards cleaning it up. This was not the fault of anyone in particular, but the time of the Court was frittered away in attending to things that must be done but which made little progress in the ordinary work of the Court. What few jury cases were tried brought more than the usual number of hung juries which will necessitate the trial of these cases again. The trial of the Perry county cases was again postponed. There was several reasons for this. In the first place the prisoners were not anxious to be tried and in the second place Commonwealth’s Attorney Bronston was called away by the fatal illness of his wife and Maj. Cardwell by the fatal injury to his wife’s father, Capt. Todd of Frankfort. So a postponement was inevitable, as the claims for mileage, etc., of the witnesses must be passed on by the Judge and much valuable time was consumed in auditing these claims. The murder cases growing out of the Perry county feuds, were postponed until November and the other cases until next May. This will materially reduce the number of witnesses next time. At least $16,000 of bonds for the appearance of those men were forfeited this term. Several of the defendants came in afterwards with good reasons for

their non-appearance, and the forfeitures were set aside; enough remains though to put a goodly sum into the treasury should the forfeiture of the other bonds be enforced. The bondsmen of Elhannon Walker, a negro, and one of the principal participants, delivered him to the Court and he was placed in jail.

An effort will be made to secure the pardon of George Chenault, who was sent up for one year for stealing John Howard’s watch at Ford. The prisoner is evidently of very weak mental powers and has no idea of the enormity of the offense and made no effort to conceal it. He ought to be pardoned and probably will be.

The crowd of witnesses from Perry county brought some noted characters. Tallow Dick Combs a mulatto, was one of the Eversole’s right hand men, and was an object of considerable curiosity. He is evidently a very intelligent man and is said to be close kin to one of Kentucky’s shrewdest Democratic politicians. Goodloe Combs came down to speculate in witness claims and while here was gobbled upon an old indictment and placed under $1,000 for confederating. The man who did the cleanest swearing and stuck the closest to his text, was Bob Profit. According to his testimony he did not know a Winchester rifle when he saw it and never had a gun in his hand during the feud.

B. F. French brought down the house when he testified that he bought twenty-two Winchester rifles and tried to buy a cannon. It was evident to all who heard French testify that for once Charley Bronston had met his match. All of Bronston’s efforts to confuse him or make him were futile, and the straightforward manner in which he told his story made him many friends.

Probably the man who attracted the most attention was Calib Jones from Knott county. He is credited with having killed twenty-one men, seven of them being slain one morning   before breakfast. He is said to have been a participant in the Rowan county war, and afterward took a hand in the Knox county troubles in which county he was jailer before becoming mixed up in the Perry county trouble.

The Grand jury was finally discharged Friday. As will be seen their work will not add greatly to the docket next term.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 20, 1891

 

The following dispatch to the Courier-Journal from London, Ky., with sound to our people very much like an item from Perry county. News has just reached here of the killing on Goose Creek in Clay county of John Hensley, better known as “Bad John” by one John Eversole, a nephew of the present county Judge of Clay. Bad blood has existed between these parties for some time, and this killing is only an end to another mountain feud. The killing was done at Eversole’s house. Hensley having gone there to settle matters. He drew a 45-caliber revolver, but Eversole was too quick, and brought his Winchester into service, sending   a bullet through Hensley’s body. He lived only a short time. There is no excitement and no further trouble is expected.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, June 3, 1891

 

Circuit court Begins here in a few weeks and the famous French Eversole cases will again occupy the attention of our people. The idea that because open hostilities have ceased in Perry county, The warriors of the respective clans are anxious to smoke the pipe of peace, is all a mistake. B. F. French, of this city, was in Hazard a short time since on business and from indications he believed his enemies were meditating an attack on him and he left, coming away by an unfrequented road. Since his return he has received several letters, some of them from men high in authority, stating that had he remained longer he would have been killed, and also stating the belief that he would have been ambushed if he had left by the usual route.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, October 14, 1891

 

A TALE OF BLOOD     Confession of the Whitakers of the Assassinations Committed by the Eversoles   Shedding Light on Many Mysterious Murders—Other Convictions Will Follow   The Whitaker brothers, after being sentenced by the Court and notified that they would be permitted to remain in jail here until the next term of the Court, sent for a representative of THE DEMOCRAT and gave the following account of the murders and assassinations which the Eversole gang had committed and of which they had knowledge. Wesley, the elder, has been one of the prominent actors on that side, while Will was never a member of the gang. Both seem heartily to repent of their misdeeds and gave their statements that justice might be done to those who were responsible for enticing them or rather the elder, into a life of crime. The time covers that bloody period of Perry county history between the spring of 1886 and the present time. They were advised not to say anything of the killing of Jameson, for which they were convicted and therefore refused to talk about it. They said that from the time of the first compromise between the warring factions in October 1885, just after Jameson was killed, there was a constant effort on the part of Joe Eversole, who was then living, and his clan, to waylay and kill B. F. French. It was during this period, in October, 1885, just after Jameson was killed, there was a constant effort on the part of Joe Eversole, who was then living, and his clan, to waylay and kill B. F. French. It is during this period, in October 1886, that William Gambrell, a Baptist preacher, was killed in Hazard by Joe and John Eversole and John Campbell. Campbell and Joe Eversole are dead and an indictment for this murder is now pending here against John Eversole. The Whitakers stated that they had often heard John Eversole say that his shot killed Gambrell, and that his victim was sinking in death when Joe Eversole shot him in the head. The plan to kill him was formed the night before and included the killing of French. The negro, Bill Walker, who is now in jail here, Jason Combs and others were hid in the stable of Robert Combs, directly opposite the residence of French, with instructions to kill him when he should be attracted to the door by the shooting of Gambrell. The next murder was that of E. C. Morgan in the fall of 1888. A second compromise of the factions had been effected and Morgan came home, relying on the truce.   On Monday he had met George Eversole and others of that side, talked the troubles over and agreed to be friends.   Morgan agreed to come to town the next morning and see others of that side for the same purpose. On Sunday night previous Judge Eversole and his wife had taken Jim Fox and Bud Guy behind them on horseback, from Eversole’s residence, fifteen miles below Hazard, to the house of Ans. Combs, three miles below Hazard where they were concealed until Monday night, at which time they were placed on the leading from Morgan’s house to Hazard, for the purpose of killing him the next morning as he went to town, which they did.   For this murder Fox and Guy received six hundred dollars. They told Green Morris of this fact and offered to divide the reward if he would accompany them, but he did not do so. After Morgan was killed the wives of George and Joe Eversole and another woman met Fox and Buy back of town and relieved them of their guns. The prisoners said that they had heard George Eversole state that on the Sunday night he and his wife brought Fox and Guy to murder Morgan, they were riding white horses which were covered to prevent recognition. One of the most atrocious murders, and one for which as yet no indictment to have been found, was that of Riley Lovings in August 1889. He was a man of considerable wealth and had all time been a friend to the Eversoles. Some time before his death he became surety to the Master Commissioner for some logs.   Before the bond was due, Eversole was wasting his property and Lovings sued him and secured an attachment.   This angered Eversole and he had Lovings arrested and carried to Covington on the charge of allowing an illicit still to be operated on his premises. While the old man was in jail at Covington, Green Morris and John Smith went to his home, burned his barn and shot a fine mule, which escaped from the burning building. Mrs. Lovings gave birth to a child that night and but for the efforts of the midwives in attendance, the house would have been burned also. When Lovings returned from Covington he sold his farm in order to leave that neighborhood, although George Eversol had assured him that no farther harm should befall him. After selling the farm Lovings and his son, Jim, were leaving it and when about half a mile from it, were fired upon from ambush by Green Morris, John and Lewis Smith.   Morris shot the elder Lovings through the nose and eye, while his ankle was shattered by a ball from the rifle of Lewis Smith. He lingered awhile and died from his wounds. Jim Lovings was shot in the head by John Smith, but recovered.   While this bloody deed was being done George Eversole and three of his men were playing cards near Eversole’s residence in order to prove an alibi for the murderers by swearing they were playing with them. The trials of Joe Davidson and B. F. French have made the incidents of the big fight at Hazard in November 1889, familiar to most of our people. Wes Whitaker says that on Saturday before Court began, Green Morris came to him with a request from George Eversole to come to the latter’s residence and submit to a sham arrest in order to afford an excuse for a large body of the Eversoles going to Court with arms. He went and found there George and John Eversole, Bud Guy, Job, Jess and “Blue Bill” Bowling and others. On the way to town and after getting there they were joined by Bill Walker. He Brasheads, several Combs’ and others, the party numbering in all about twenty-five all well armed. Their object, as stated by Whitaker, was first to kill French as he came in or failing in this, to kill him in the Courthouse; next to kill Jess Fields, the jailer, and Tom Smith; after that to kill any of French’s friends that could be found. As French did not come they determined to provoke a quarrel with his friends by rolling out a barrel of whisky by force from the saloon of Joe Davidson. Before this was done, Wes Whitaker got drunk and precipitated the fight by raising a row with Henry Davidson, who escaped into the Jailer’s residence. The escape of Jess Fields and Bob Profit by jumping from the second story window of the Courthouse as John Eversole and Bud Guy entered it in search of them, and the killing of Ed Campbell by Joe Davidson a few minutes later, were detailed at length in the trial of Davidson here last November. The first shots of next morning were fired by Frank Polly, Bud Guy, Nuce and Bill Bowling from the Courthouse loft at some men on the graveyard hill near by. John McKnight , in company with Wes Whitaker and others, had spent the night in the Eversole fort and as he opened the door next morning pistol in hand he was shot and killed. After this the Eversoles left town and the fight ended.   Shortly after, Mr. French moved to this city and went into business. He attended Common Pleas Court at Hazard in September and Wes, Whitaker stated that at that time he and Bud Guy were in ambush waiting for French, and that John Eversole and Josiah Combs the father-in-law of Joe Eversole had offered them two thousand dollars to kill him. Whitaker said the same offer had been made to other members of the faction and that John Eversole had vowed that he would never be tried for the murder of Gambrell until French was killed. This confession reveals many facts in connection with this noted band that have never before been known, and will doubtless lead to other convictions. The Whitakers feel that the Eversoles have treated them very badly in leaving them friendless and penniless to fight their battle for life alone after having been the instigators of nearly all their crimes.

The Democrat, Wednesday, November 18, 1891.

 

Much interest was manifested this week in the trial of Wesley and William Whitaker which was begun Monday and which was not finished until Wednesday when the jury brought in a verdict of guilty and sending them to the penitentiary for life. The theory as the prosecution was outlined in our last issue. Wesley Whitaker was under indictment for an attempt to rape the wife of Robert Jameson, the woman being Whitaker’s own cousin. Subsequent to this the two men met and exchanged shots without injury.   The second day after this Jameson was shot on his own porch by concealed assassins. A peculiar handkerchief and other circumstances pointed to the Whitaker Bros. As the murderers. During the French and Eversole war the Whitakers were members of the later faction and having nothing to fear from the law which was helpless, openly boasted of the murder.   The theory of the defense was that on the night of the murder they staid at the house of their brother Jim, twelve miles distant, and therefore could not have committed it. They brought their brother, Jim and two men named Morris and Smith to testify to the same fact. When Smith and Morris were put on the witness stand, however, they broke down and acknowledged they had been brought here to swear to the whereabouts of Will and Wes Whitaker on that fatal night, but that they really knew nothing about it. Jim Whitaker could not face the muscle and left before being called on to testify.   Which their defense was gone and their guilt apparent to all. Capt. Hathaway made the best speech possible in a hopeless cause , but without avail. The speech of Mr. Bronston was a terrible arraignment of a state of affairs and rendered these things possible, and produced a marked effect on jury and spectators. Both the prisoners are married men, but Wesley has not lived with his wife for some time. Will has not been considered a very bad man, but Wesley is one of the worst even in Perry county. He has three indictments pending against him for rape or attempt to rape; two of the victims were his first cousins and the other was his wife’s sister.   He is also indicted with others for the murder of Campbell and McKnight.

The Democrat, Wednesday, November 18, 1891.

 

GEORGE BUSH of Strong’s Branch, has several indictments against him in the Breathitt Circuit Court.   While at Winchester this week attending the French-Eversole trials, the Sheriff of Clark county arrested him and placed him in the hands of Wilson Baker, to be delivered to the jailer of starting from Fincastle, Bush jumped from the platform of the car, where he was across the bottom towards the mountain excited the wonder and admiration of all on board. The only one who did not enjoy this port, was Mr. Baker whose face wore an expressions similar to that of the boy who let the bird slip out of the case.

The Jackson Herald, The Democrat, Wednesday, November 18, 1891.

 

John C. Eversole and Stephen Hogg, of Booneville, were in the city Wednesday and had an interview with the Whitaker boys in jail here.

The Democrat, Friday, December 11, 1891.

 

Wesley Whitaker Makes Another Confession

THE DEMOCRAT EXTRA of last week stated that John C. Eversole was in the city and had visited the Whitaker brothers, who are confined in jail here under a life sentence.   It was known then but not stated that the editor of The Sun was with him at the jail. The readers of The Sun of yesterday will see that the visit of the gentleman bore much fruit, and that Wesley Whitaker denied making many of the statements that were published in THE DEMOCRAT and Courier Journal soon after his conviction and stated the B. F. French asked the questions and dictated the answers that made up those statements and that French procured the statements by offering certain inducements to him. We have no bias in the French-Eversole feud, but we know the facts to be that after the conviction of the Whitaker boys they sent for French repeatedly, as is well known, before he would go to see them, and that he never saw them alone; and that the statements that were published in THE DEMOCRAT and Courier Journal were not dictated by French but were given voluntarily by Wesley Whitaker. It is true that he felt at that time that the Eversoles had treated him badly in not supporting him in his trial, and that fact doubtless prompted him to talk freely. The truth is that Whitaker told the editor of THE DEMOCRAT more than was published, which may form the basis of a future article and that in the presence of the editor alone the Whitakers heard the statement read and subscribed their names to it as a correct statement of facts. The statements in The Sun reads more like an article in defense of John C. Eversole in

the case in which he is charged with killing Wm. Gambrell, than it does like a honest confession from Whitaker. It begins Gambrell in the middle of it and rehashes the Gambrell case in a separate article. It is true that Mr. Eversole consented for his case to be tried here, but that is not strange when the records in the case show that he had sworn in Perry county that he could not obtain a fair trial there on account of prejudice against him. As a matter of fact the Commonwealth has twice answered ready to try him here, and both times he has had the case continued. Whitaker’s story that he lay in ambush a few months ago to kill French, but that it was him own concern and that Eversole and Combs had not offered him money to do it is in keeping with his other statements in The Sun and the true is to be read with a grain of salt. The grand jury of this county investigated the charge preferred by Whitaker against French that he cut him at the Central Hotel, and decided that Whitaker made the cut himself for effect. We hope to get at the truth in all these cases.

The Democrat, Wednesday, December 16, 1891.

 

JOE MINARD who was brought from the Laurel county jail to testify against the Whitaker boys for the killing of Robert Jameson, was last week sent to the penitentiary for three years for forgery. It was thought by many that Minard had a hand in killing Jameson.

The Democrat, Wednesday, December 16, 1891.

 

A dispatch from Barbourville says Green Morris was arrested in Clay county Tuesday for the murder of three men five ears ago in the French Eversole feud. It is probable that the latter portion is a mistake as he is out on bail for the crimes last mentioned. Some time ago he wrote a letter to B. F. French of this city, intimating a degree to see him and to talk over the matters connected with the feud as he is evidently tired of it. He was one of Eversoles most prominent lieutenants.

The Democrat, Friday, December 25, 1891.

 

GREEN MORRIS, one of the Eversole warriors who was on $ 5,000 bond was brought here Thursday by the Sheriff of Knox county. His former bondsman, Judge Josiah Combs had learned that Morris had written to Mr. French and becoming offended had refused to remain longer on his bond and had given him up. Him Morris, a brother of the prisoner, came on ahead and when the party arrived here a bond was in readiness signed by Harry Eversole and Morris was again released.

The Democrat, Wednesday, December 30, 1891.

 

B. T. FIELDS, who was Sheriff of Perry county, and who was a witness at the trial of the French-Eversole cases here, was Monday elected Circuit Clark of Perry county.

The Democrat, Wednesday, August 5, 1892.

 

MONDAY’S correspondence from Frankfort to the Courier Journal says when Mr. Gay returns he will introduce a bill for the benefit of the Circuit Clerk of Clark. In August, 1890, there were transfers 1, by special enactment, 121 criminal cases growing out of the French-Eversole feud, from Perry county to Clark county. The effect was to completely blockade the docket, and there are now more suits pending than can possibly be disposed of before the expiration of Clerk C. B. Fox’s term. Almost the entire time of Mr. Fox and his two deputies has been taken up by this extra work, for which he receives no pay, and meanwhile the civil cases, out of which the money is made, have had to be continued, and will be left on the docket when his term expires. Circuit Judge Morton, Common Pleas Judge Scott and Commonwealth’s Attorney Bronston have given Mr. Fox strong statements as to the justice of the claim for $ 2,000 which the bill will ask for. There are several precedents and besides, it will be seen that to allow Mr. Fox’s claim will be much cheaper than it would have been for the State to have sent the militia to Perry county to aid in holding the court. T. g. Stuart, M. C. Lisle, C. E. Rees, C. B. Fox and J. H. Evans were in Frankfort Monday urging the claim.

The Democrat, Wednesday, February 10, 1892.

 

B. F. French returned Saturday from Hazard where he had been to attend court. From what his friends had heard grave apprehensions were felt for his safety. He was obliged to leave the place by a comparatively unknown road, as he believed all the principal roads were being watched for the purpose of killing him.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 2-24-1892

 

Circuit Court

Wednesday the court entered upon the trial of John C. Eversole for the murder of Wm. Gambrill.   Much conflicting testimony has been elicited. That Joe Eversole shot him is established without doubt; that John Eversole and John Campbell were on the street armed with Winchester rifles is also well established. As to whether they actually shot Gambrill or not must be determined from a mass of conflicting testimony. The whole week has been consumed in taking testimony and the case will probably be argued today and given to the jury.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 5-11-1892

 

Circuit Court

Circuit Court adjourned Saturday and the jury that for the past ten days had been compelled to listen to the tiresome iteration of the details of the killing of Wm. Gambrill, and in addition had inflicted upon them five speeches, some of them four hours long, were among those who most gladly welcomed the time.

The trial of John C. Eversole for this killing had occupied the attention of the court since the third day. The varied nature of the testimony may be understood from the conclusions of the individual members of the jury which was worse hung than is usually found. Of the twelve members, one was for hanging, two for life imprisonment, one for twenty-one years in the pen, one for ten years, three for two years and four for acquittal. The speeches of Capt. Hathaway, Maj. Cardwell and Judge Ben Buckner, for the defense, and Ed. Jouett and Charlie Bronston for the Commonwealth for the prosecution, may have had some effect in befuddling the jury, but their conclusions were thoroughly in accord with the mixed nature of the testimony.

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 5-18-1892

 

S. N. (Pole) FRENCH was nominated for Circuit Judge by the Republicans at Harlan C. H. this week.   Henry Howard was nominated for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Both the candidates are from Harlan county, and the other counties are mad about it.   French is a brother of B. F. French, and feelings engendered by the French-Eversole feud are cropping out.   Floyd Hall or J. P. Marrs will probably be French’s Democratic opponent, and, although the district is heavily Republican, it is thought the Democrats will win.

The Democrat, Wednesday, October 12, 1892.

 

GREEN MORRIS, who is prominent among the prisoners sent from Perry county here, and who was one of the fighters, in the Eversole ranks, had a row with J. M. Eversole at Hyden. Pistols were drawn but friends interfered and prevented bloodshed.

The Democrat, Wednesday, December 21, 1892.

 

Later reports from the fight in Perry county indicate that it had no connection with the French-Eversole feud, although the principal participants were sons of the late Joe Eversole and Jesse Fields, a leading partisan of French on the other. Fields had his arm broken and was shot in the side, though not dangerously. Jesse Hale Combs, a negro who figured prominently in the old feud was killed either accidentally or by mistake for another as he had nothing to do with the fuss. Mrs. Josiah Combs was accidentally shot in the breast, It was thought by many here that John C. Eversole was one of the participants, but it proved to b his nephew.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 24, 1893

 

THE Governor has signed the bill allowing such cases as the Perry county cases of the county to be sent back to their original home for trial. They are still on our docket and will remain there until called up again. There is a feeling that these cases should be filed away. Strenuous efforts have been made to bring the parties to justice, but without avail save to cost the State thousands of dollars for witness fees and life expenses. A few of their poor ignorant retainers, such as W. S. and Will Whittaker, have been sent to the penitentiary for crimes growing out of the feud, but every unprejudiced observer believes that none of the principles will ever be convicted. We do not believe that these cases can be transferred to Perry county without a renewal of hostilities. While to a casual observer everything seems quiet in that section now, a revival of the old scenes connected with the feud would bring on hostilities again without doubt. The principals have gone away.   French is living in this city; John Eversole, the real leader on the other side, is living in Booneville, both far removed from the seat of their ancient warfare, Were they brought together again with their feudal retainers, with everything calculated to arouse the old passions, it could hardly be otherwise than bloodshed would follow. Attached to both sides were a class of men who cared nothing for the real causes at issue, but were partisans for revenue only; blood suckers who made their living off the wealthy leaders on each side. These have found their occupation gone since things have become quiet and would gladly bring about a renewal of hostillities, and who can doubt that they would soon find or make an opportunity?   We are glad to have our docket clear of these cases, but do not wish to see Perry county again the theater of such scenes as have been enacted within her borders in the past, and consequently hope that Judge Scott will file these cases away.

The Winchester Democrat   Wednesday 3-29-1893

 

The Legislature has passed an act by which the Perry county cases growing out of the French-Eversole feud may be sent back from the Clark to the Perry Circuit Court. As the transfer of these cases from the latter county has resulted in restoring the peace, it seems to us bad policy to send them back. This is certainly a mistake and we believe the people of Perry county with one mind will oppose it. They have suffered   enough. They are now on the highway to prosperity and should be allowed to go uninterrupted. If Clark county has contributed her share, let some other county take it up and finish the work. We have not seen the act and do not know whether or not the transfer of the cases to Perry is mandatory.—Jackson Hustler

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, April 12, 1893

 

To those who attended the Perry county trials here the names in the following account from the Jackson Hustler will be familiar, “Last Tuesday a difficulty arose between Sheriff David Combs and ex-Jailer Jesse Fields about what we did not learn. In the melee a colored man was killed, Jesse Fields was shot in the breast, John Eversole was shot through the wrist and Mrs. Josiah Combs was shot through the body.”

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 24, 1893

 

That terrible incubus that, like the Old Man of the Sea to Sinbad, the Sailor, has weighted down the docket of the Circuit Court for years, causing local business to become congested until the docket was the largest ever known in the history of the county, is at last disposed of. We allude to the various cases growing out of the French-Eversole feud and known as the Perry county cases. For a long time it has been a settled belief in the minds of our people that the leaders could never be convicted and that if any were ever punished it would be the comparatively innocent dupes and tools. It is known that the old feud is only slumbering in Perry county, and it is believed that it would break out afresh if these cases should be sent back. Upon motion of Commonwealth’s Attorney Crutcher, Wednesday morning, Judge Scott ordered them filed away with leave to re docket upon motion of the Commonwealth’s Attorney either of this district or that of Perry county. In fact they are filed away during good behavior. This action was based upon a letter from Hon. Z. T. Hearst, of Campton, and the following from the members of our local bar:

Hon. B. A. Crutcher, Commonwealth’s Attorney For Twenty-Fifth Judicial District:

The undersigned members of the Winchester bar state that since the fall of 1890, we have been employed and retained in a professional capacity, in the prosecutions that were transferred from the Perry Circuit Court to this Court for trial, which are commonly known as the Perry county cases and cases growing out of the French-Eversole feud; that owing to the fact that it is next to impossible for the Commonwealth to procure the attendance of all the material witnesses for the prosecution of these cases, it is our judgement and opinion that a further prosecution of these cases will not effect the condition of any of the defendants; that a further continuance of these cases will work a severe hardship to the defendants, most of whom are poor men and unable to procure the attendance of their witnesses, and that the interest of the Commonwealth will best be subserved by filing these cases away in this court.

We respectfully submit that the end sought to be attained by the Commonwealth by the transfer of these cases to-wit: A cessation of the trouble between these principals has been attained, the leaders having left Perry county, and it is further our judgement of the substantial, law abiding citizens of Perry county, that it would result in great misfortune to the people of that county and endanger a revival of hostilities if said cases should be remanded to that county. We refer to and make a part of this statement a letter written by Hon. Z. T. Hearst to Hon. T. J. Scott, Judge of this court.

J. M. Benton,

J. E. Winn,

Leeland Hathaway,

I. N. Cardwell.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, October 11, 1893

 

The State Gives Up

The filing away of the Perry county cases in the Circuit Court of Clark county was distinctly another victory of mountain lawlessness over justice. It was a victory for which the Circuit Judge presiding in Clark county is in no sense to blame. The difficulties surrounding the cases were not of his making nor within his control. It may be that under the circumstances the filing away of the cases was the best thing that could have been done. Nevertheless such an ending of the prosecution is a humiliating defeat for the State. It is a piece with the half-hearted policy that has characterized our treatment of these mountain troubles from first to last.

These cases were transferred to Clark county because of the impossibility of securing a fair and peaceable trial of them at Hazard. They were the outgrowth of the bloody feud between the French and Eversole factions in Perry county, and the population of that county and of neighboring counties was so intimidated by fear are so influenced by sympathy that there was clearly no chance of bringing the offenders to justice by the usual methods Court could be held for the purpose under protection of troops, but every imaginable obstacle prevented the service of process or the procuring of a jury. Mountain trials of the participants in mountain feuds had rarely been more than a farce.

In this emergency it was enacted by the Legislature in 1890 that the Commonwealth might transfer such cases to a county safely removed from the scene of disturbance whenever it became manifest that a trial could not be had in the ordinary way. Under this act the cases against the surviving participants in the French-Eversole feud were transferred to Clark county. They were very numerous and for three years so obstructed the civil business of the court in Clark county that the people there became naturally anxious to be relieved of the burden.

Moreover, it appeared to be no easier to secure a conviction in Clark than in Perry. Witnesses could not be procured and no case at all could be made out against the surviving leaders in the feud. The prosecution could do nothing. Since the only effect of the transfer was to cumber the Clark county docket and since it would have been worse than useless to send the cases back to Perry county, it was determined to file them away, upon the promise of the defendants to behave themselves.

So ends the attempt to punish the outlaws who fought the latest, the bloodiest and the most cruel of all the feuds that have disgraced the Kentucky mountains. The law has confessed itself powerless even with the aid of unusual methods. The drag net of justice caught a few little fish, but the big fellows all broke through the meshes. Meanwhile, the spirit of the feud is said to be still alive in Perry county. The principal leaders have left, but such a feud always produces other quarrels. It is thought to be unsafe for certain of the old leaders to enter the county. To a community which has thus kept alive the love and purpose of lawlessness, the Commonwealth of Kentucky sends confessions of its inability to punish the murderers. After such a confession it may be imagined how much the assassins of the old gang will be restrained by the feeble threat that the cases, now filed away in helplessness, will be restored unless the assassins behave themselves.

It would have been better for the cause of justice if the transfer to Clark county had never been made. The State has seemed to do its best and has failed. The feud is still a victor over law.

This result is to be regretted, chiefly for the encouragement it may give to the survivors of the feuds in Perry county or elsewhere to resume their quarrels, imagining themselves able always to baffle the courts as they have done heretofore. The history of previous attempts to bring criminals of this class to trial and proper punishment is a story which Kentuckians do not rehearse with pride. Still, there has been a gradual improvement in the condition of that region, in spite of the many humiliating defeats of justice. Railroads have let in the light. The schoolmaster has penetrated the valleys. The capitalist has incited to new ambitions. The prisons have claimed some of the lawless. Others have been compelled to leave the State. Some have become capitalists. In most counties where the feud flourished a better public sentiment now condemns it. Breathitt is one of the most orderly counties in the State. Rowan has been quiet since Craig Tolliver’s gang was exterminated. The feuds of Knott and Bell and Harlan are at an end, and the Pike county crowd has been hanged, murdered, imprisoned or quieted. Perry persisted longest and even Perry, forced into quiet by a little transient display of determination on the part of the State, has had a chance to feel the force of better influence and to do something toward the cultivation of a better public sentiment. The redemption of the mountains will be completed as it was begun, by the material development of the section, the building of railroads, the infusion of new ideas, along with new population including the pedagogue and the editor. It is to be hoped that the State’s exhibition of weakness in the Perry county cases may not encourage any unreconstructed feudalists to attempt a revival of the old quarrels.—Courier Journal

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, October 25, 1893

 

B. T. Fields, who was Sheriff of Perry county, and who was a witness at the trials of the French-Eversole cases here, was Monday elected Circuit Clerk of Perry county.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, November 1, 1893

Eversole – French Feud1894 – 1895The HarmonizerCapt. Todd Hall was in Trigg County last week, and the interviewer of the Cadiz Telephone got in his work with the following result:

“Capt. Hall is a most excellent gentleman, and we do not wonder that all the Legislators before whom he has appeared have become smitten with him and promptly honor all drafts he draws upon them.

On a certain occasion Capt. Hall went from his home in Clark county to the mountain counties bordering upon the West Virginia line, when and where the French-Eversole factions were endeavoring with might and main to exterminate one another. The Captain made it a point to see each of the chiefs of these outlaws and expostulate with them on their mistaken ideas touching high moral ideas and various holy admonitions.

Col. French did seem to be pleased with the Captain’s Sunday school ideas and advised Hall to get away as speedily as possible. Maj. Eversole was furious and looked to be as blood-thirsty as Mercutio. He too advised the young man to get out.

Hall, who had, without flinching looked into the enemies cannon-mouth, when its gunner took dead   aim at him, vomiting flaming bushels of death and destruction at his boys in gray, began to take advise tendered by fools, and pulled for the lowlands, occasionally looking back to see if the field was “clear in the rear” (something, by the way, which Todd says had never occurred to his mind to do before, as he had always looked for the enemy in front). Getting home safely, he said, “By thunder! I missed a narrow scowering.”

A few months after he was elected to the place he now holds; and one day while attending to his own business a member of the House called Capt. Hall to him asking permission to introduce him to a friend. It was Col. French. “Why yes”, said the Colonel, “I know you. You are the great harmonizer.”

The story leaked out and Capt. Hall not only got the credit of bringing peace to the vendetta, but also got the nick-name of being the greatest “harmonizer” in Kentucky. The Captain likes the word, uses it, and gets much comfort out of his efforts to harmonize the discords, pouring oil on the troubled waters so to speak, and making the human race one happy family.”

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, January 31, 1894

 

The Court of appeals has reversed the decision of the Bell Circuit Court by which Tom Smith was   sentenced to imprisonment for life for the killing of McKnight, at the famous fight between the French and Eversole forces at Hazard, several years ago. His case was transferred to this county along with all the others of the two factions, although he was not before the court at the time. He afterward came in and gave bond to the court at this place. As will be remembered, these cases were filed away after several long and fruitless efforts to secure convictions. Last summer the Perry county grand jury issued a new indictment against Smith for the same crime. He was arrested and lodged in jail, and the case was transferred to Bell county. Smith denied the right of the court to try him under the circumstances and made no defense, in consequence of which he received a life sentence. He appealed to the Court of Appeals where the findings of the lower court was reversed. Judge Hazelrigg delivering the opinion of the higher court. He says that as these cases were filed away in this court with leave to redocket he may yet be tried here if the court should desire it, and for this reason the second indictment and all proceedings under it were illegal.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, March 2, 1894

 

Trouble has again broken out in Perry county. Judge Josiah Combs, father-in-law of the late Joe Eversole, was shot from ambush and instantly killed Sunday morning. Officers pursued the murderers and overtook them. They proved to be Jesse Fields, a man named Adkins, and an unknown man. In the fight which followed, John Combs, one of the sheriff’s posse, was shot through the arm another member was grazed across the face with a bullet and Fields was shot in the leg. The murderers fought their way through their pursuer’s lines and got away. Most of these names sound familiar to our people who heard the details of the French-Eversole troubles.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 28, 1894

 

French-Eversole Feud

Another Victim in the Person of Judge J. C. Combs, Who is Assassinated

Pineville, Ky., Sept. 27.—The famous French-Eversole feud has been revived. Letters received here Wednesday morning announce that Judge J. H. Combs, father-in-law of J. C. Eversole, was shot down and killed at his home at Hazard, Perry county, on last Sunday morning at 7 o’clock. The assassin was hiding in a patch of corn across the village road from the judge’s house.

Judge Combs was standing in his yard talking to friends when the shot was fired. The bullet struck him in the heart. Judge Combs was 65 years old. He had been generally liked. Two attempts were made to assassinate Judge Combs last year, but they were unsuccessful.

It is probable that this murder will start the feud afresh. Perry county is remote from railroad and telegraph lines. The French-Eversole feud from first to last has cost over thirty lives.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 28, 1894

 

Trouble has again broken out in Perry county. Judge Josiah Combs, father-in-law of the late Joe Eversole, was shot from ambush and instantly killed Sunday morning. Officers pursued the murderers and overtook them. They proved to be Jesse Fields, a man named Adkins, and an unknown man. In the fight which followed, John Combs, one of the sheriff’s posse, was shot through the arm another member was grazed across the face with a bullet and Fields was shot in the leg. The murderers fought their way through their pursuer’s lines and got away. Most of these names sound familiar to our people who heard the details of the French-Eversole troubles.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 28, 1894

 

French-Eversole Feud

Another Victim in the Person of Judge J. C. Combs, Who is Assassinated

Pineville, Ky., Sept. 27.—The famous French-Eversole feud has been revived. Letters received here Wednesday morning announce that Judge J. H. Combs, father-in-law of J. C. Eversole, was shot down and killed at his home at Hazard, Perry county, on last Sunday morning at 7 o’clock. The assassin was hiding in a patch of corn across the village road from the judge’s house.

Judge Combs was standing in his yard talking to friends when the shot was fired. The bullet struck him in the heart. Judge Combs was 65 years old. He had been generally liked. Two attempts were made to assassinate Judge Combs last year, but they were unsuccessful.

It is probable that this murder will start the feud afresh. Perry county is remote from railroad and telegraph lines. The French-Eversole feud from first to last has cost over

thirty lives.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 28, 1894

 

JOE ATKINS, of this county, was taken to Perry county a few days ago charged with participation in the killing of Judge Josiah Combs, of Hazard. Atkins was one of B. F. French’s adherents during the troublesome times in Perry county and as Mr. French is not a man to forget his friends, he went with Atkins to see him through the present trouble. Several were along fully armed. The Sheriff of Perry county was to meet the party at Jackson and guard them to hazard.   Atkins is under indictment for several things in Perry and went u there recently to stand trial, but the cases were put off. This probably gave rise to the charge that he was concerned in the killing of Judge Combs, but Atkins says he never heard of the killing until he reached Jackson on his way home. Atkins played a prominent part in the Perry county troubles but since he has been living in Clark he has been a quiet, peaceable citizen. It is also said by those who have investigated the matter that Jesse Fields, who was reported to have been shot in escaping capture, had nothing to do with the killing and was not shot as stated, but was quietly at home at the time.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 5, 1894.

 

THE relative of the late Judge Eversole, of Hazard, offer a reward of one thousand dollars for the capture of his murderer.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 5, 1894.

 

THE city dailies this week contain the startling news that Fult. French, Joe Atkins and others have been arrested and are languishing in the Perry county jail charged with the murder of Judge Combs. There is not a word of truth in the report. French and Atkins are both at home in this county and Judge Combs was killed weeks ago. French was here at the time and Atkins was at Jackson.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 19, 1894.

 

I hope the murder of Judge Combs will not lead to renewed hostilities between the followers of myself and the Eversole connections. God knows I have had enough of it. It has cost me a fortune and almost ruined me for life. I am just building myself up again in a new community where my wife and children are making new friends, but I will not stay away and let my friends up here suffer. I still have good health and a clear mind. My fortune, too, is ample to keep my friends out of trouble, and it is at their disposal. Most of my followers are doing well, while those of the Eversoles’ faction whom we have not sent to H—l are on the verge of starvation. They broke up my business and ran me out of this county but retribution has overtaken them all in some form.”

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 18, 1894.

 

The Perry County Trouble

Mr. Davidson, a special representative of the Cincinnati Enquirer, was here yesterday. He was on his way home from Jackson where he has been to learn what he could of the reported outbreak in Perry county. He met B. F. French at Jackson and printed the following interview from him.

B. F. French, who, in 1880, fled Perry County to save his life and has been living in Winchester since, reached here at an early hour his morning from some point in Perry County.   His horse was jaded and flecked with foam, attesting the bad roads to which he was subjected last night. Mr. French successfully parried all questions as to where he came from, though the presumption is that he was in the very near vicinity of Hazard, 35 miles east of here, yesterday, when Judge Hall remanded his friends, Fields and Atkins, to jail without bail.

So fearful is he of being assassinated by the Eversole people that he travels through Perry County only at night, and then over unfrequented roads and along narrow cowpaths.   French knows every foot of this hilly, impenetrable country as an Apache chieftain knows the stretches of hot, trackless sands of Arizona, and this knowledge makes it possible for him to move about in comparative safety. He looks like anything but the intrepid leader of a blood thirsty and implacable faction of mountain vendetta, which his long connection with the savage warfare in this region causes people to think him. In appearance e is a well-gowned country lawyer, his clothes are tastily made and his linen immaculate. He is not over 5 feet 6 inches in height and his weight is about 160 pounds. His face is round and chubby and his eyes are mottled blue. He has been moving about this town all day as unconcerned as though his name were not now a terror to al those who have for ten years been following the ill-starred fortunes of the dead Eversole, whose assassination soon after the outbreak of the feud set all the bloody

mountaineers thirsting for gore. The Enquirer correspondent had a two hours talk with French this afternoon French discusses with what is the utmost frankness that last deal of trouble and bloodshed which his presence in the mountains has caused during the past ten years. He roughly estimates that since the beginning of hostilities between hem and the Eversole 3 men have been killed, as the them from ambush, but the protests most earnestly that he has had nothing whatever to do with the killing of any of them except the three or four who fell during the street battles, which the crowd under his leadership had with one captained by Joe Eversole and John Campbell, in the town of Hazard, in 1888.

“I know all my enemies, and even a good many of my friends, believe I instigated the murder of Judge Combs.” French said. “but if I were going to died this minute I could face by God with a conscience as clear as yours of the least complicity in that affair. I have been placed under suspicion by a great many people because those accused of the murder of the old man are known to be my friends, and because at their preliminary examination before a Magistrate I furnished their bond. I haven’t been nearer that 12 miles of Hazard for five years. When Combs was killed I was at my home in Winchester, and haven’t been nearer than 12 miles of Hazard for five years. When Combs was killed I was at my home, in Winchester, and haven’t been in Perry County for several months. I am satisfied that neither Fields nor Atkins had anything more to do with the murder of the old man than you had and when they are tried at Barboursville we can establish an alibi by at least 30 unimpeachable witnesses.

The old man had more enemies than anybody I know in the country. For years he had been pursuing by friends relentlessly, and besides he embittered a large number of people against him by the course he pursued in hunting up old land titles and dispossessing people who had occupied farms unhindered for 30 years or more. Some of those people goaded to desperation by his abuses and persecutions, put him out of the way, though who it was I have not the remotest idea.   As to Boone Frazier, the third suspect, who is said to have been wounded by the posse of citizens who pursued the assassins of Combs, I know positively that he was not wounded, because I saw him in this town a week after the murder, and he did not have a scar on his body.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, December 21, 1894.

 

THE Cincinnati dailies during the past week have contained columns concerning the outbreak of the old French-Eversole feud in Perry county, but, as usual, there is little fire for the quantity of smoke. B. F. French is presented as scouring the county with an armed force at his back, when, on the contrary, he is at home in this city and has been for several days.   He says he has not been near Perry county for months; that no effort has ever been made to interfere with the courts; that no fights have occurred, etc.

Joe Atkins, who has been living at Ford, and Jessie Fields, who is well remembered here, were accused of the murder of Judge Josiah Combs a few weeks ago. At th4e time the trouble is said to have occurred neighbor of these men had reached Hazard. Only two shots were fired and these were by Will Combs and Sam Killgore, son and nephew of Judge Combs, and these shots were fired in the air b a couple of drunken men, and out of this small matter grew the whole excitement.   Fields and Adkins were afterwards indicted and their cases were transferred to Bourbouville where they are now in jail. The intimation that the Court at Hazard manipulated these cases in favor of French’s friends, is absurd. It will be remembered that Judge Hall, a Democrat occupies the bench in this strong Republican district and this feud is responsible for it. The Republicans nominated Napoleon French, a brother of Fult. French, and the Eversole faction refused to support him, and this elected Hall. Another case against Fields was sent to Magoffin county. Some time last year, after Jesse Fields had returned to Hazard, he was shot by a couple of the Eversole boys and his shoulder was broken, After being so desperately wounded, he seized a rifle from the hands of his little son and fired the shot accidentally killed Jess Hale Combs, a negro, who figured prominently in the cases here. He was indicted to Magoffin county. B. F. French say their will be no trouble in proving that at the time of the murder of Judge Combs and Fields and Adkins were in Breathitt county.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, December 21, 1894.

 

COL. GAITHERS, who was sent by Gov. Brown to investigate the Perry county trouble, reported there was no disturbance and everything was going on as usual.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 25, 1894.

 

SLOWLY but surely Jessie Fields, one of the Perry county men who figured so prominently in the big trials here, is getting out of this troubles. At Salyersville, Saturday, he was tried for killing Jesse Hale Combs, a negro who was one of the Eversole men. The killing occurred at Hazard nearly two years ago, and Fields was acquitted on the ground of self-defense. Two other cases are still pending against him in the Salyersville court. One for shooting a son of the late Joe Eversole and another for shooting young Eversole’s grand-mother, Mrs. Polly Ann Combs.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, February 19, 1895.

 

A DISPATCH from Lexington to the Louisville Times says: A gentleman from Jackson who arrived here to day says it was reported in Jackson last night that B. F. French, one of the principals in the French-Eversole war sent word to “Bad” Tom Smith’s attorneys to take his case to the Court of Appeals, and that all expenses would be paid. Smith is the man under sentence to hang May 31 for the murder of Dr. Rader. The gentleman continued: “The law-abiding citizens of Breathitt are getting very tired of French’s methods and the interest he has taken in the case of Smith, a man who ought to be hung on general principles, but no one can blame Fult French for trying to help Smith. The latter stood by French at a time when he needed help, and anybody that knows French, , knows that he stands by his friends till the last. We hope and believe Smith will be hung but don’t blame French for trying to get him out of trouble.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April 2, 1895.

 

Over four hundred witnesses have been summoned to testify in the cases of Jesse Fields and Joe Adkins at Barbourville.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April, 23, 1895

 

It is reported at Jackson that Boone Frazier wants to turn State’s evidence in the Combs murder case, but is prevented from doing so by friends of Fields and Adkins, who are guarding him constantly.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April, 23, 1895

 

A dispatch from Barbourville of Friday says: “The attorneys for the defense in the cases against Fields and Adkins for the murder of Judge Combs in Perry county have filed affidavits in support of a motion for a continuance. The motion was overruled and the trial set for next Thursday. The defense also asks that the Commonwealth pay the expenses of the witnesses for the defense, and that subpoenas for twenty-three more parties at Jackson be issued and sent out for execution. The expense to the Commonwealth will be something enormous as the mileage and attendance of witnesses will amount to thousands of dollars.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, April, 26, 1895

 

Detective George Drake passed through here Friday with Mrs. Combs, widow of Shade Combs and Ben Thomas, who were on their way to Barbourville to testify in behalf of the commonwealth in the trial of Jesse Fields and Adkins. It is said they took care of Boone Frazier, who the state claims, was shot while trying to escape after Judge Combs was killed.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April, 30, 1895

 

The Fields-Adkins Trial

The trial of Jesse Fields and Joe Adkins, at Barbourville for the murder of Judge Combs, of Hazard, has attracted much attention throughout the State. Hundreds of witnesses have attended and whose claims amount to more than three thousand dollars. It has lately been decided that Perry county and not the State must pay these. There has been some of the tallest lying ever done on the witness stand. A number of witnesses have sworn positively that they saw Joe Adkins fire the shot while others have sworn that he was in Breathitt county, thirty-five miles away at the time. But little evidence has been adduced to connect Fields with the crime. For a while it was thought it would go hard with Adkins, but public sentiment at Barbourville seems now to indicate his acquittal. Col. Breckenridge is chief attorney for the defense and special trains will be run to hear him speak. The speaking will probably begin to-day.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, April, 30, 1895

 

The trial of Jesse Fields and Joe Adkins for the murder of Judge Combs, which has been in progress at Barbourville for some time, ended Thursday. Contrary to the expectations of many, both were found guilty and given a life sentence. The case was one of the hardest ever fought in the mountains. The amount of perjured testimony given must have been enormous, as quite a number of witnesses swore positively that they saw Joe Adkins fire the fatal shot, and perhaps a larger number swore at the time of the killing he was in Breathitt county thirty miles away. The whole story of the French-Eversole feud was gone over again on the witness stand. The witness claims for attendance and mileage will, it is said, amount to more than $10,000. By a recent ruling of the Attorney-General in a similar case, Perry county will have to pay the greater part of this sum. The State has been freely gouged by the ever-ready and always-willing witness in the mountain counties, and when these witnesses are compelled to look to Perry county for payment the witness business will fall several points in that part of Eastern Kentucky.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 7, 1895

 

Perry County Will Have to Foot the Bill

The Clerk of the Court, in allowing the witness claims for the attendance and mileage for the Fields and Adkins trial at Barbourville, finds that the sum aggregates $10,800, to which the cost of the execution of the process is to be added.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 10, 1895

 

A Dangerous Citizen

There must have been some pretty tall lie swearing in the Fields-Adkins trial as it appears from the testimony that they were in Two places at the same time. This matter should be looked into and the guilty parties sent to the pen. The perjurer is a dangerous citizen and should be gotten rid of as soon as possible.—Jackson Hustler

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 10, 1895

 

The Richmond Register thinks that Field and Adkins ought to be thankful to get a life sentence instead of taking an appeal. It says: “Knox should learn a lesson from Breathitt or borrow some of its nerve. Instead of giving them the tightened end of a rope, which they richly deserved, the jury in the case of Field and Adkins on trial for the cowardly assassination of Judge Josiah Combs, allowed cut-and-dried testimony of venal witnesses and the slick tongues of shrewd lawyers to get the better of their judgement and patriotism and brought in a life sentence. The prisoners only smiled while their lawyers entered a motion for a new trial which they hope will give them liberty, but which should give them what Patrick Henry deemed its alternative.”

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 14, 1895

 

In the Whitley Circuit Court, Perry county, the case of Commonwealth vs. Smith and Adkins was continued by the plaintiff and W. C. Eversole, of Perry, is on trial at the present writing for shooting Fields, who is in the Barbourville jail with a life sentence for killing Judge Combs.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 21, 1895

 

Circuit Court is in session at Williamsburg this week. Among the cases are those against Tom Smith and Joe Adkins, growing out of the Perry county feuds which have been transferred from the latter county. These cases were set for today.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 24, 1895

 

In Williamsburg Circuit Court, Cash Eversole was tried for shooting Jesse Fields, but was acquitted. He shot Fields two or three times breaking his arm and otherwise injuring him. Fields is now in jail under a life sentence for killing Eversole’s grandfather, Judge Combs.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, May 28, 1895

 

The Execution of Bad Tom Smith at Jackson.

“WORSE than affairs in Breathitt county,” which a few years ago was the worst that could have been said of any community, can now no longer be truthfully averred of that action. The church, the schoolhouse and the newspaper have done their civilizing work and instead of crime being avenged by the bullet of the bushwhacker or the rope of the lyncher, the stern majesty of the law, without haste, without hate, but terrible in its awful simplicity, enforces the penalty of the ancient law, “Who so sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.”

An object lesson of the stern majesty of the law, an account of which will take its place among the traditions of the mountains and which will be handed down to future generations, was the execution Friday of Tom Smith at Jackson for the murder of Dr. Rader last February.

The day was beautiful and several thousand persons were present including many women. An excursion was run from Lexington and a number from here went up to see the execution. Those present say it resembled a huge picnic or holiday more than anything else. Several days ago Smith professed conversion and at an early hour he was taken under a strong guard to the river where with manacled hands and feet he was baptized by a couple of Baptist ministers. The scene was a most impressive one and strong men wept. He was taken back to jail and the hours sped on until noon, the time set for the execution. Just before the hour fixed Smith told the sheriff that he had been forgiven for all his other crimes, but was not for the murder of Dr. Rader.   He telegraphed to Gov. Brown asking for time but the latter refused to interfere and the execution proceeded. On the Scaffold he made he made a long talk confessing his various crimes interspersed with appeals to God for mercy. K. J. Hampton and John Bosley were there in the interest of the Louisville Post and the following extracts are from their report:

“He and Joe Adkins ambushed Joe Eversole and Mick Combs. Joe Adkins fired the fatal shot and he afterwards shot Combs and Eversole.   He then took $30 from Eversole’s pocket. He shot at John McKnight, but as Bob Profit was shooting at the same time, could not tell who killed him.

“I shot and killed Bob Cornet while he was sitting on a log. Jack Combs was with me.

“He said he was with B. F. French, Joe Adkins, Jesse Field and Boone Frazer at Field’s house last fall, when they planned the murder of Judge Josiah Combs. He said he was wounded at the time and could not go with them.

“I heard Atkins say afterward that he fired the shot that killed Combs. I also heard French speak of the job.

“After making this statement to the reporters he talked to the crowd and warned the young men of the dangers of whiskey and bad women. He told how in a drunken delirium he had killed Dr. Rader. He said:

“No man paid me to kill Rader. I was drunk and Catherine McQuinn roused me from my sleep and said: “He is fixing to kill you.” I jumped up and fired two shots; one of them killed him.”

The preachers then sang ,”Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah,” in which smith joined as he walked around on the top of the scaffold. After this he knelt under the gallows and prayed most fervently for god to have mercy on him. He arose and another song was sung.

“He then roamed again under the gallows and prayed most pitifully. The black cap was placed on his head and his last words were, “God have mercy upon me.” Sheriff Breck Combs spring the trap.”

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, July 2, 1895.

 

Willing to Testify.

GREENUP, Ky., July 18.-Members of the Mutual Protective association were here in great numbers Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. The grand jury room was thronged by those who came of their own free will to testify before that body in regard to the Perry murder.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 19, 1895.

 

Henry Polly, one of the participants in the French-Eversole feud, and who was sent to the penitentiary for 21 years for murder, is dying of consumption and has been pardoned by the Governor.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday August 27, 1895

 

Dying Convict Pardoned.

Lexington, Ky., Aug. 29.—The notorious Henry C. Polly, sent to the penitentiary for 21 years from Letcher county for the murder of Jake Asher, has been pardoned. He is dying with consumption.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, August 30, 1895

 

The story telegraphed over the country last week that four men had been killed and two seriously wounded in a feud in Perry, is denied in a published card by Sheriff H. C. Combs of that county. He says that Judge Josiah Combs was the last man killed in that county and that happened nearly a year ago.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 6, 1895

 

Mrs. Joe Adkins and children last week visited her husband Joe Adkins, who is in the Barbourville jail charged with the killing of Josiah Combs. It will be remembered that Adkins and Fields were given life sentences and are awaiting the action of the Court of Appeals on an application for a new trial. Mrs. Adkins reports her husband in fine health and good spirits in regard to a new trial.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, September 6, 1895

 

Cost of the Adkins Murder Trial

Barbourville, Ky., Sept. 5.—State Inspector Gardner has recommended the rejection of a majority of claims for witness fees in the Fields-Adkins murder trial at Barbourville. There were ninety-two witnesses and the total cost to the state was $2,321 for the last trial.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 10, 1895

 

Court of Appeals

The case of Field and Atkins, condemned to life imprisonment for the murder of Judge Combs, is set for trial today.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 17, 1895

 

The case of Joe Adkins and Jesse Fields on an appeal from a life sentence imposed by the Knox county Circuit court for the murder of Judge Combs, of Hazard, is set for trial November 20th.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 24, 1895

 

The Court of Appeals has decided the question as to whether Perry county or the State was liable for the mileage and per diem of witnesses in the case of Fields and Adkins, who were tried on a change of venue at Barbourville. The court holds that Perry county is not liable for more than the cost of moving records to Knox county.—Courier-Journal

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 24, 1895

 

B. F. French Indicted

It is said that B. F. French, of this city has been indicted in Perry Circuit Court for complicity in the murder of Judge Josiah Combs, of Hazard, for which Joe Adkins and Jesse Fields are now under sentence of life imprisonment. Boone Frazier of Breathitt who, it is said, was wounded at the time Combs was killed was also indicted. Just before Tom Smith was hung at Jackson this Spring, he made a confession in which he alleged that French and Frazier were both connected with the crime.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, September 24, 1895

 

Without Authority

Some time ago B. F. French, of this city, was indicted by the grand jury o Perry county for complicity in the murder of Judge Josiah Combs, of Hazard. Sunday, W. A. Byrd, of Wolfe county a Deputy United States Marshall, came here armed with a bench warrant from the Clerk of the Perry Circuit Court and arrested Mr. French. The latter applied at once to police Judge Jonett for a writ of habeas corpus which was granted and made returnable before Judge Scott.

Without hesitation Judge Scott decided that a federal Official had no authority to serve a civil process from the State court and directed that the warrant be placed in the hands of Sheriff Hodgkin to make the arrest. Mr. French was much gratified at this decision as Byrd is a personal enemy and French believes the whole scheme was gotten up to procure his arrest, and while he was being taken to Hazard, to procure his assassination. A letter from S. N. French, his brother, informs him that Judge Howard, the Circuit Judge of that district, had arranged to allow him bail, but the sum is not mentioned. We have no desire to shield Mr. French from any punishment that he may deserve, but we would be loath to see him assassinated, especially while in the custody of the officials, and are glad that he will be in custody of Sheriff Hodgkin who will see that the course of justice shall not be obstructed either by his friends or his foes.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 1, 1895

 

Fears Assassination

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 3—B. F. French leader of the famous French-Eversole mountain feud, who has been indicted on a charge of murdering Judge Combs will not go to Perry county for trial until he gets a guard. He fears the Eversoles will assassinate him.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 4, 1895

 

B. F. French Arrested

Sometime ago Deputy Marshall Byrd, of Wolfe county came here with a bench warrant for the arrest of b. F. French charged with complicity in the murder of Judge Josiah Combs, of Hazard. A writ of habeas corpus brought the matter before Judge Scott, who decided that Byrd had no right to execute the writ, which was placed in the hands of Sheriff Hodgkin to execute. Mr. French was of counsel for the plaintiff in the big Alumbaugh case which has been pending in our Circuit Court for some days and was placed under surveillance by the Sheriff. He was also sick in bed for a day or two and was attended by a Deputy Sheriff, Saturday morning, he had recovered sufficiently and was placed in jail by Mr. Hodgkin.

Gibson Taylor and John Bosley went to Pineville to see Judge Hall, who opened court there yesterday, relative to securing bail. If not he will be taken to Perry county at once. Asa Davis, a merchant of that county, was here yesterday, and says it would be dangerous to take him there as his assassination would be probable.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 8, 1895

 

Some time ago, B. F. French, of this city had a suit in the Perry Circuit Court with one of the Eversole’s. French was sick and unable to attend, and the case went against him by default. He asked for a new trial which was refused and then appealed to the higher court, which in the following decision reversed the decision of the lower court.

“Where a defendant, who resides in a county from that in which suit was pending against him, was unable by reason of his sickness to attend court and his attorney whom he had employed for that purpose failed to make defense for him, in consequence of which judgement by default was rendered against him, he was entitled to a new trial, and it was error to sustain a demurrer to his petition for a new trial alleging these facts and showing further that he had a good defense.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 11, 1895

 

B. F. French Released on Bail

Monday John Bosley and Gibson Taylor went to Pineville to see Judge Hall in regard to obtaining bail for B. F. French. Hall is a Democrat and was elected in a strong Republican district by the help of the Eversole faction over S. N. French, the Republican nominee, who is a brother of B. F. French. In consequence, Hall is a strong partisan of the Eversole side and much doubt was expressed as to whether he would be granted bail. He was at first inclined to refuse, but when he was told that if Mr. French was killed and the old feud re-opened all the cases against the Eversoles, which are filed away here, would be again docketed and prosecuted, he relented and fixed the bail at ten thousand dollars, which might be given here. A number of our best citizens, both Democrats and Republicans went on his bond, Tuesday morning and he was released. While our people feel that if Mr. French has been guilty of complicity in the crime as charged he should be punished, but it is generally believed that he was the victim of persecution in this case, whatever may be said of the past.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 11, 1895

 

The Fields-Adkins case in the Court of Appeals is attracting much attention. B. F. French was at Frankfort doing what he could to help his friends. The case was argued by W. J. Henderson for the State and Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge for the prisoners.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, November 29, 1895

 

The trial of B. F. French, who is indicted in the Perry Circuit Court for the murder of Judge Josiah Combs and who is out on ten thousand dollars bail comes up at Hazard next week. French was indicted on the testimony of Green Morris who swore that French offered to hire him to kill Combs. This is not probable as Morris had been one of the most persistent and dangerous of the Eversoles and on more than one occasion, by his own testimony, he had watched the road for the purpose of killing French. If it was the purpose of French to have Combs killed he would hardly have chosen so persistent and deadly an enemy to accomplish his purpose.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, December 6, 1895

 

A dispatch from Jackson of Wednesday says every lawyer at the Jackson bar except two has gone to Hazard where it is expected that B. F. French will be tried this week for complicity in the murder of the late Josiah Combs. Great interest is manifested there in the outcome of the trial. Those who are friendly to French are confident that he is a much-persecuted man, and will come clear, while others are satisfied that he will be convicted, with the many strong points in the proof against him.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, December 13, 1895

 

A Change of Venue

B. F. French has returned from Hazard where he went last week to be present at the trial for complicity in the murder of Judge Combs for which he was under bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars. Judge Hall, the regular Circuit Judge, who was elected over Napoleon French, a brother of B. F. French, after a bitter contest did not preside and Judge Phillips of Knott county was ejected by the bar to preside. This was a victory for French as Phillips was a friend to that side. The principal struggle was the place to which the case should be transferred. French’s enemies wanted it sent to Barbourville, Pineville, or somewhere over in that section. The death sentence given Tom Smith at Pineville and the life sentences given Fields and Adkins at Barbourville show the state of feeling there and of course French did not want to go there. It was finally decided by Judge Phillips to send it to Jackson where it will be tried. This decision suited French all right, as it will be where he can attend to it without trouble. The Jackson correspondent of the Courier-Journal says none of the Eversoles were present, but that Green Morris and Frank Polly, two of their lieutenants were at Hazard with a number of the old Eversole clan fully armed and that French’s friends were equally as well fixed. It was further stated that the trial in Parry county would probably stir up the old trouble.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 17, 1895

 

A dispatch to the Louisville Post from Jackson says Breathitt county is without Sheriff     or deputies. Breck Combs, present Sheriff, was to re-qualify but resigned. B.F. French   of the French-Eversole feud is on his present bond and was here when the resignation took place.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 10, 1896

 

Fulton French sued

Jackson, Ky., – Jan. 16 Fulton French, of the French-Eversole feud fame, has been sued in the Perry circuit court, at Hazard, for $10,000 damages by the widow of Judge Josiah Combs, charging French with being accessory to the murder of Judge Combs, but recovery can not be had on account of the statute of limitations.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 17, 1896

 

William Smith who has been on trial at Williamsburg for the murder of Nick Combs and Joe Eversole, for the past week was acquitted Wednesday. B.F. French, of this city, was chief counsel for the defense.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 31, 1896

 

Bill Smith, a brother of “Bad Tom” Smith, who was hung at Jackson last year, has been under indictment for many years charged with the murder of Joe Eversole and Nick Combs who were shot from ambush near Hazard is August, 1888, and surrendered a short time ago. Eversole was the leader of the faction of that name in the French-Eversole feud and Combs was a mere boy who was killed, to prevent his telling of the murder of Eversole. Smith is now on trial at Williamsburg. The evidence is wholly circumstantial as were no eye witnesses. B.F. French, of this city, is defending him, and is assisted by K.D. Perkins, ex-county attorney of Whitley county. H.C. Eversole, brother of the murdered man is assisting in the prosecution.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 31, 1896

 

A correspondent writes to the daily papers as follows: “Developments during the past few days show that the opposing factions in Perry county, still cherish the bitterness engendered in the French-Eversole feud, may possibly come together with serious results. When the news of the reversal of the life sentence given Jesse Fields and Joe Atkins at their trial in Barboursville for the murder of Judge Combs reached here, the Eversole sympathizers were loud in their condemnation of the Court of Appeals and accused certain French men with taking a hand in the matter. They seem to be unable to look at the matter in any other light. The success of B. Fulton French in having a change of venue from Hazard has also worried them much. The widow of Judge Combs has brought suit against French for $10,000 damages, charging him with being an accomplice in the murder of her husband. Wednesday night the handsome residence of ex-Sheriff D.G. Combs, who is alleged to be a close friend of French and strictly an anti-Eversole man, was burned to the ground, as was also his storehouse attached. The dwelling cost about $8,000 and was not insured. It is charged that the fire was the work of an incendiary and the incendiary is supposed to be an Eversole sympathizer, who believes Combs had something to do with the reversal of the decision in the case of Fields and Atkins.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, January 31, 1896

 

Will Smith, who was this week acquitted at Williamsburg of the murder of Nick Combs and Joe Eversole, was here Saturday.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, February 4, 1896

 

John C. Eversole, a well known drummer and the active leader in the French-Eversole feud, is a candidate for delegate from the Eleventh District to the St. Louis Republican convention.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, February 14, 1896

 

The trial of B. Fult French for complicity in the murder of Judge Combs, will be      called     at Jackson Wednesday. Mr. French is very anxious to secure a trial and feels certain of acquittal. There seems to be little foundation for the charge and he will doubtless be cleared.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, March 6, 1896

 

Set for a special term

The case of the Commonwealth vs. B.F. French of this city, for alleged complicity in the murder of Judge Combs, of Hazard was called in the Breathitt Circuit court Wednesday. French was ready for trial but the Commonwealth was not. Judge Redwine has called a special session of court for the last week in May to try the case.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, March 13, 1896

 

“Tallow Dick” arrested

Last week Sheriff Hodgkin received an order to arrest “Tallow Dick” Combs, a colored barber, of this city, on account of a fine of long standing imposed on him for selling whiskey without a license, which fine was imposed by the Perry Circuit court. He was arrested and taken there by Deputy Sheriff James H. Stokely, Friday. The fine was fifty dollars and costs, which with the cost of taking him back will amount to nearly one hundred dollars. Dick says he will not pay it but will lay the time out in jail. Dick has seen the inside of a jail before, as he was one of the leaders of the Eversoles in the famous French-Eversole war. Since he came here he has been a quiet citizen.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, March 24, 1896

 

Free again

Wesley and Will Whittaker pardoned by Governor Bradley

Among the many pardons that have been granted by Gov. Bradley many have been worse than those granted Monday to Will and Wesley Whittaker. In 1880 Robert Jameson, of Perry county was shot and killed. Those were troublesome times in Perry county, being the height of the French-Eversole war. The officers of the law were either unable or unwilling to execute the law and in a few years a score or two of men were killed. Most of these murders were cold blooded assassinations and but few fell in open encounters. After awhile the violence of this warfare abated somewhat and the Grand jury of that county found a number of indictments. Among those indicted were Wesley Whittaker and his brother Will, the latter but a boy at the time Jameson was killed. As Perry county was just emerging from a state of anarchy and lawlessness, and it was felt that justice could not be meted out either in Perry or neighboring counties, a special act of the Legislature transferred all these cases to this county. Whether or not the killing of Jameson grew directly out of the leading feud, Wesley Whittaker cast his lot with the Eversoles and was a very prominent member of that faction. In consequence, when his trial came up here in the latter part of 1891 the State was assisted by Mr. French, who prosecuted most vigorously. For some reason the Eversoles weakened at a critical moment and the Whittakers were left without support. Without money, in a strange county, with the State and a powerful faction combined on the other side, conviction was not a surprise and a life sentence for both was the result. There was but little evidence against Will and had he asked a separate trial he would have been cleared, but he preferred to be tried with his brother in order to save the latter’s life, which he probably did. The pardon on Will has been expected and desired for several years. Wesley was a bad man and after conviction he made a full confession to representatives of The Democrat in which he acknowledged to participating in a number of the murders committed during the reign of terror in that part of the State. As the Whittakers were the only ones convicted of all those sent here for trial, many have thought that they too should be allowed to go free. They have improved much in looks since their incarceration and Will has grown intro quite a handsome man. They were her for awhile Tuesday, but left for Owsley county where they will reside.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, March 27, 1896

 

A wrong righted

A special from Hindman says that, “A wedding which has created much talk in this section,” was that of Hon. R.S. May to Georgie Vermillion, his divorced wife, here Thursday. They married about fifteen years ago and lived together five years. The husband obtained a divorce and the wife was given her maiden name. Their separation     is said to have been the cause of the famous mountain war known as the French-Eversole feud. The husband had charged his wife with unfaithfulness, and of late years has become convinced that he was in the wrong. May is a lawyer of much ability and an ex-member of the Kentucky Legislature.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, October 23, 1896

Eversole – French Feud1897 –For LifeThe trial of Joseph Adkins of Ford, for killing Judge Combs, which has been in progress several weeks at Barbourville, ended Friday with the verdict of guilty and life sentence to the penitentiary. The evidence was quite conflicting. One or two witnesses swore positively to seeing him fire the fatal shot, while others swore with equal positiveness to facts, which, if true, would have rendered it impossible for him to have been at Hazard at the time. This is the second time that he has been sentenced for life. The case will again be taken to the Court of Appeals. The prisoner was confidently expecting an acquittal.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, January 5, 1897

 

For the third time a jury has found Joseph Adkins of the murder (assassination) of old Judge Combs in Perry county, and for the third time he seeks escape through a Court of Appeal so ruled by technicalities that it finds it harder to permit the hanging or life imprisonment of a murderer than it would to thread a needle with a camel. And yet we wonder at the existence of mobs, and Judges lecture juries for not suppressing them.—Louisville Times.

This fling at our highest court is out of place and not in good taste. The Court of Appeals deals with points of law and not with facts. If the laws are wrong, the Court is not responsible and every man, e en the vilest criminal is entitled to all his rights under the law. There has been too much abuse of our higher courts recently for the good of the country and we are surprised to see the Times joining in it.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, January 15, 1897

 

A dispatch from Hindman says while attempting to kill fish with dynamite near there, John Jones was terribly injured and is dying. His companion, Mort Huff, had his arm blown off, and is otherwise injured. His recovery is doubtful. The dynamite exploded prematurely. Jones was one of the leaders of the French-Eversole feud

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, April 30, 1897

 

Joe Adkins, of Ford, who is under a life sentence in the penitentiary in the Barbourville jail for the murder of Judge Combs, and who has appealed, has had much trouble in getting the Circuit Clerk to furnish a transcript of the record in the case, probably because that official has not been paid his price. This week the Court of Appeals ordered the Clerk to furnish the transcript on the receipt of $35.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, May 21, 1897

 

The Southern Lumber Company, of Valley View, sawed up a poplar log last Saturday that was filled with bullets, over two hundred being found. The log was brought from Big Creek in Perry county, and is supposed to have been used as a barricade during the French-Eversole feud.—Richmond Pantagraph.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 11, 1897

 

The Court of Appeals on Thursday continued the case of Joseph Adkins, of Ford, who is in the Barbourville jail under life sentence for the murder of Judge Combs.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, June 15, 1897

 

Frank Polly Killed

A few years ago when the scene of the famous French-Eversole war was transferred from Perry county here, among the men who were under arrest charged with participation in the Eversole side, was a boy seventeen or eighteen years of age, with the face of an angel and the heart of a tiger. It was Frank Polly, probably the most desperate fighter on the Eversole side. When all the prosecutions were finally dismissed Polly went back to the mountains. It was rumored here that he killed his uncle with a maul shortly after being in Winchester, but this was afterward denied. He finally drifted over into Virginia where last week he fell out with one Frank Riggs and proceeded to kill him in the old Perry county fashion. Riggs was wounded but got away. Constable Blondell and Ed. Clark went to arrest Polly. The latter drew a big knife and cut the Constable so severely that he will die. Clark shot Polly killing him instantly.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, June 18, 1897

 

The cases of Jesse Fields and Joe Adkins on an appeal from a life sentence for murder by the Knox Circuit Court, was argued in the Court of Appeals this week.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 1, 1897

 

In the Court of Appeals fifteen days further time was given Joe Adkins, of Ford, to file grounds for a rehearing. The court recently dismissed his appeal from a life sentence for murder, on technical grounds.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday November 9, 1897

 

Circuit Court at Barbourville is in session this week. Jesse Fields will be tried for the murder of Judge Combs, of Perry county. Joe Adkins is now serving a life sentence in the penitentiary.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, December 10, 1897

 

Trouble at Jackson.

A press dispatch from Jackson dated Monday, says: “While four officers were trying to make some arrests Saturday night Deputy Jailer Jack Roberts was shot through his liver and his doctors say he is mortally wounded. “Col.” And Josh Miller, Mose Feltner, Rob Vermillion, Sam Fields, all white and Dave Combs, colored, are in jail for the crime. “Col. Miller and Jesse Fields, of the famous French-Eversole war, who is now on trial at Barbourville for the murder of Judge Combs, were indicted at the last term of court for the murder of Alfred Little, a few weeks ago and are each under a $3,000 bond for the same.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, July 14, 1899

 

A Newspaper Clipping.

Jos. Adkins, Perry County Feudist Serving a Life Sentence, Owes His Liberty to It—Pardoned by Gov. Bradley.

Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 6.—Joseph Adkins, the Perry county feudist, who was serving a life sentence and was pardoned Tuesday afternoon, owes his liberty to a newspaper clipping. He was convicted of the murder of Judge Josiah Combs in 1895. Combs’ relatives swore they saw Adkins kill Judge Combs. Recently an old paper, which was hunted as evidence in Adkins’ trial, but not found at that time, has been produced, and in this is an advertisement by the Combs offering a reward of $1,000 for apprehension of “the unknown murderers” of Combs. Several witnesses have since admitted they perjured themselves. Adkins was one of the leaders in the French-Eversole war, which caused the death of a half hundred people in Perry and other counties.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, December 12, 1899

Eversole, Arthur M.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-16-1934Eversole, Berry Clellan Jr.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 4-2-2004Eversole, Billy ClayThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 3-24, 3-25-2008Eversole, CashThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-17-1957Eversole, CharlesThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 2-22-2005Eversole, CharlesThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 8-4, 8-5-2008Eversole, EsomThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 12-13-1939Eversole, HiramThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 4-17, 4-18-1972Eversole, M. C.Trusted His PrisonerAnd The Sheriff Received A Fatal Load Of Shot

Hazard, Ky., May 8

Mason Engle doesn’t know why he shot Sheriff M. C. Eversole, but he did it. Eversole holds the shrievalty of Perry county, and he had two warrants for Engle. He served them, and it was agreed that the prisoner could remain in his home over night, the sheriff to be on guard, and the pair would go to the county seat together later. Shortly after they had retired for the night the sheriff got up to get a drink of water. His movements awakened Engle, who remembered that there was a shotgun under his bed. He reached for it, took aim and fired, the charge taking effect in the sheriff’s left breast and inflicting probably a fatal wound.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., May 11, 1906

Eversole, MackThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 9-23, 12-11-1913The Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-19-1914Eversole, Mrs. EmmaThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-28-1913Eversole, Mrs. LucyDied—At her home near this city, Tuesday night of consumption, Mrs. Lucy Eversole, wife of Wm. Eversole, aged sixteen years. She was formerly Miss Kimbrell, of Powell county and had been married about a year. The remains were taken to White Hall, this county for interment.The Winchester Democrat, Friday, October 18, 1895

 

Right Angle

W. F. Curtis and family, of Powell county, attended the burial of his granddaughter, Mrs. Eversole on the 17th inst., at this place.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, October 22, 1895

Eversole, Mrs. Lucy CombsThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 7-29-1958Eversole, Mrs. Margueritte HaneyThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 3-8-1930Eversole, Mrs. Nancy HicksThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-3-1994Eversole, Mrs. S. J.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 3-6-1936Eversole, Mrs. Sarah EllenThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-30-1996Eversole, TrumanThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-25, 5-26-1993Eversole, WillieThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-21-1931Eversole, WillieThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-29-1961Everson, Mrs. AlbertThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 4-22-1925Eves, Mrs. Mary J.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-6-1921Evick, OlinThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 10-13-1930Ewald, Mrs. Ellen J. GoldenThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 4-4-1914Ewald, PhilipLouisville, Ky., – Philip Ewald, prominent iron worker, who died here several days       ago, left an estate of more than $500,000, the bulk of it being left in trust to his three children. To each of his nine brothers and sisters $15,000 is left, and several bequests     of smaller amounts to certain charitable enterprises.The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, August 10, 1909Ewalt, Alberta AdamsThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 2-21-2002Ewalt, George WalkerThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-24-1993Ewalt, James S.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 10-13, 10-15-1917Ewan, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-17-1925Ewell, JewellEwell Jewell admin. vs. Ewell Jewel heirsAdmin. Gravitt to collect the sale bonds to pay costs ….and pay James Flanagan … continued

Order Book 12; P.30; July Court 1864

 

Ewell Jewell admin. vs. Lucinda Jewell equity continued

Order Book 12; P. 83; November Court 1864

 

Report filed and to be paid by plaintiff

Order Book 12; P. 99; May Court 1865

 

Admin. Gravitt to pay all of decedents debts being allotted to Ludinda Jewell be sold….remainder to go to her estate …continued

Order Book 12; P. 135; May Court 1865

Order Book 12; P. 214; July Court 1865

Ewell, Mrs. Susan AnnPine RidgeMrs. Susan Ann Ewell, who lived near Westwood, Powell county, was found dead at her home last Saturday. She was supposed to have been dead for two or three days. She had lived by herself for many years and was very old.   She was buried at Snow Creek.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., March 4, 1902

Ewell, PollyMiss Polly Ewell, aged fifteen years, died at the home of her father, S.D. Ewell Sunday of tuberculosis. Burial Monday at Jackson Chapel.The Winchester Democrat   Friday, October 16, 1908Ewell, Richard S.Killed at LastS. C. Bowen of Nashville, Tenn., says: The true story of the death of Gen. Ewell is known only to a few. As a young man he was quite a dandy, and continued to pay a great deal of attention to his dress until August 1862, when he lost a leg at the battle of Groveton. He recovered in a few months and led his troops until the close of the war, but with the loss of his leg he also seemed to lose all interest in his personal appearance and after he went back to his farm in Tennessee was in the habit of wearing the most dreadful old garments imaginable, saying that it made no difference how a one legged man looked. A year or two after the close of the war there was a sale of quartermaster’s stores, and Gen. Ewell bought a quantity of military trousers for which there was no longer any use.

He issued them to his workmen, and at last took up the habit of wearing a pair about his farm. They were shoddy goods, very thin and flimsy, and on a damp day in the winter Ewell took a cold, which developed into pneumonia and from which he never recovered. A day or two before his death, when he knew there was no hope, he said to a friend. “The enemy has killed me at last. I was in many battles, was severely hit more than once, and thought I was as good as dead. When the war closed it seemed to me that I had nothing more to fear, but I was mistaken for here I am at last dying in a pair of Yankee breeches.”—St. Louis Globe-Democrat

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 4, 1891

Ewen, B. J.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-5-1917Ewen, HarveyVerdict of acquittalThe trial of N.B. Devary charged with the murder of Harvey Ewen was held Friday and attracted much attention. The killing occurred at Dunaway church in the eastern part of the county some months ago and the trial attracted much attention as the defendant has a large circle of relatives and friends in the county. The theory of the defense was that the killing was done in self defense and it seems he succeeded in impressing his views on the jury as that body promptly returned a verdict of not guilty.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, December 20, 1910

Ewen, Jacob C.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 10-17-1968Ewen, Mrs. Irene MaryThe Winchester Sun Fri., 5-25, 5-26-2007Ewen, Mrs. Juanita JonesThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 8-28, 8-29-2008Ewen, Mrs. RoxieThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-23, 12-24-1963Ewen, Mrs. Stella MortonThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 3-1, 3-2-1994Ewen, Robert A.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 1-17-2000Ewen, Robert PalmerThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 6-28-1997Ewen, Ronald A.The Winchester Sun   Mon., 12-17-2001Ewen, Sidney B.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-25-1980Ewen, Sidney B. Jr.The Winchester Sun   Tues., 5-27-2008Ewen, W. R.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 9-6-1929Ewin, George R.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-22, 7-27-1921Ewing, A. J.Hon. A. J. Ewing, one of the wealthiest citizens of Bath, county died Wednesday of Bright’s disease, aged 71 years. He served as County Judge and State Senator and at one time was prominently mentioned for Governor. He leaves eight children, one of whom is Mrs. J. Ed. Gaitskill, of this county.The Democrat, Wednesday, January 29, 1890.

 

The will of the late Judge A. J. Ewing was admitted to probate in the Bath County Court Thursday. Specific devices are made to Mr. Ewing’s eight daughters as follows: Mrs. Jas. Gatewood and Mrs. Josh. Owings, of Montgomery county, $50,000 each; Mrs. Jesse Turney, of Bourbon county, $40,000; Mrs. J. E. Gaitskill, of Clark county $30,000; Mrs. Dr. Poyntz, of Madison county, $15,000; Mrs. Dr. J. T. Catlett, of Owingsville, $21,000; Miss Sarepta Ewing, $20,000; Mrs. O. S. Riggen, of Dallas Texas, $5,000. The remainder of the estate estimated at from $300,000 to $400,000, goes to his son McClellan Ewing.

The Democrat, Wednesday, February 19, 1890.

 

The Flemingsburg Times-Democrat says:

“G. A. Cassidy, Auditor’s agent for Bath county, on Monday began proceedings in Bath county court against the estate of the A. J. Ewing, for back taxes due the State of Kentucky, for a period running back to 1865, and amounting in the aggregate to over $43,000. It is alleged that some years Judge Ewing failed to list as much as 1,800 acres of his land, and over $100,000 of his money, credits, etc.”

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, December 17, 1890

 

The case of G. A. Cassity, Auditor’s agent for Bath county, against F. M. Ewing, Executor for A. J. Ewing, for $45,000 back taxes, has been taken to the Court of Appeals. This case will be watched with interest, as upon the decision depends the bringing of similar suits against the estate of both living and dead men.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 27, 1891

Ewing, BessThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-18-1922Ewing, Donald E.The Winchester Sun   Sat., 11-23-1991Ewing, Francis McClellandDeath of Clel Ewing.Francis McClelland Ewing died at his home in Bath county Monday aged thirty-nine years. He was one of the wealthiest men in this part of the State and was unmarried. His estate is valued at half a million dollars or more. He leaves six sisters one of whom is Mrs. J. Ed. Gaitskill, of this city.

The Winchester Democrat, Friday, March 14, 1902

 

Real Estate Sold.

The first day’s sale of the real estate of the late Clel Ewing was held near Mt. Sterling Thursday. A large crowd was in attendance and bidding was spirited. The Hamilton farm, containing 364 acres, was sold to Josh Owings at $103.25 per acre. It is three and one half miles from the city. The Grubbs farm, containing 328 acres, was sold to R. C. Gatewood at $85 per acre. The Lane farm, containing 160 acres, was sold to L. T. Riddell, for $76 an acre. The Harper farm of 135 acres, brought $44.50, and was sold to James McCormick. The Howard’s Mill farm adjoining containing 115 acres, brought $61 per acre. Col. Gatewood was the purchaser. The sale amounted to $90,665.

The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, March 3, 1903

 

A Singular Suit

Several of the heirs of the estate of the late F. M. Ewing, of Bath county, have brought suit against Thos. J. Pergram to obtain possession of the 300-pound meterorite which Pergram found on the Ewing estate some time ago. The heirs, it is said, claim that as it was found on Ewing’s land, the stone rightfully belongs to them.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Sept. 15, 1903

 

Meteorite Sold

Hon. H. B. Kinsolving of Mt. Sterling, representing Chicago parties purchased last week of Jesse Turney and B. E. Gaitskill, agents for the Ewing heirs, the famous meteorite found about about a year ago on the Ewing farm in Bath county. The price was $1,700. The meteorite was shipped to Chicago to Prof. Henry A. Warde, where it will probably be placed in the Chicago University along with other scientific displays.

The Sun-Sentinel   Thur., Nov. 10, 1904

Ewing, HarveyShot to deathHarvey Ewing shot and instantly killed by Napoleon Devary Tuesday night

For some days a protracted meeting has been in progress at Dunaways Methodist     church and Tuesday night a difficulty occurred between Napoleon B. Devary and     Harvey Ewing, in which the latter was instantly killed, his neck being broken by a     bullet. Reports of the cause are meager, but Devary claims that Ewing was advancing     on him with a knife and that the knife was found clutched in the dead man’s hand.     Officers Bedford and Tanner went after Devary Wednesday afternoon but missed           him, as he had already started to town with his brother, and went by a different route.     He was taken before Judge Evans and remanded to jail without bail, the examining       trial being fixed for Tuesday morning. The body of Ewing was brought to this city and shipped to Stanton, and was buried at his old home at Powell’s Valley. When the body   arrived here it was viewed by Coroner Brinegar and a jury and the inquest will be     finished this morning. The following compose the Coroners jury: Thos. J. Pendleton,     Ben Shaw, Gus Aldridge, Rhodes Fluty, Chas. P. Haggard, and Geo. Powell. Some     time ago young Devary and his mother, Mrs. Eviline Devary, were both declared of     unsound minds and both were sent to the asylum at the same time. They were confined there for same, but were discharged as cured some months ago. Mrs. Devary has   employed J.M. Stevenson as counsel and his plea will be self defense.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 6, 1909

 

Coroner’s inquest

The inquest held by Coroner Brinegar over the dead body of Harry Ewing, who           was killed by Boss Devary at Dunaway’s church Tuesday night was finished Friday morning. The evidence threw but little light on the cause of the trouble, and it is     difficult to see the real reason for the killing. After a patient hearing and the taking of   considerable evidence the jury brought in the following verdict: “We, the jury, viewed   the remains of the body of Harvey Ewing and find his death was caused by a pistol       shot inflicted in his neck on August 3rd, 1909. We also believe from the evidence that   the shot was fired from the hands of Polie Boston Devary.” W.A. Fluty, Waller Powell, T.J. Pendleton, C.P. Haggard, B.R. Shaw and Gus Aldridge.

The Winchester Democrat Tuesday, August 10, 1909

 

Examining trial

The examining trial of N.B. Devary for killing Harvey Ewing at Dunaways church         last week was called for Tuesday but on account of absent witnesses it was postponed until yesterday. A large array of witnesses were summoned and at the time of going to press the trial was still in progress. Much interest was manifested and the Court house   was crowded with spectators, many ladies being present.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 13, 1909

 

Harvey Ewing was shot and killed by Boss Devarey at Dunaway’s chapel Tuesday     night. The family of Mr. Ewing have our sympathy in their great sorrow. The body was

taken to Stanton for burial. Mr. Ewing was a nice young boy and was love by all who

knew him in this community.

The Winchester Democrat   Friday, August 13, 1909

 

Held over

The trial of B.N. Devary for the killing of Harvey Ewing at Dunaway’s church a     couple of weeks ago, was finished Friday before Judge Evans. It was begun Thursday   and a large crowd was present at all times, principally composed of persons in the neighborhood of the parties concerned. After hearing the testimony Judge Evans held   the prisoner over to await the action of Circuit court in the sum of three thousand       dollars bond, which was given and Devary was released.

The Winchester Democrat   Tuesday, August 17, 1909

Ewing, Hiram R.The Winchester   Sun   Thur., 6-29-1933Ewing, JohnThree Fatal Accidents At LouisvilleLouisville, Ky., Oct. 25

John Ewing, an L. & N.. switchman, was killed by his train; Mrs. Benjamin App died of agony from burns received in a gasoline explosion, and Joe West, colored teamster, was crushed beneath his wagon, all within 24 hours.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Oct. 29, 1901

Ewing, JohnThe Winchester Sun,   Wed., 2-16-1921Ewing, John                           AAAn Owingsville special Thursday says, “John Ewing, a colored man of Preston Station, this county, committed suicide Monday night by taking morphine. Ewing’s wife had left him and came to this place to live with another man. The forsaken husband brooded over this for some time and after two or three attempts succeeded in taking his life. This is the first instance of a negro suiciding in this section.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 17, 1893Ewing, John R.John R. Ewing DeadGeorgetown, Ky., Oct. 24

John R. Ewing, a well-known citizen of this city, died at his home in this city, aged 67 years.   He was county surveyor.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., Oct. 30, 1900

Ewing, KatieThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 7-8-1920Ewing, L. M.He Served In The Cuban WarSmith’s Grove, Ky., July 18

L. M. Ewing died at his home here of throat and lung trouble. He was 40 years old. He served with the Third Kentucky regiment during the war in Cuba and was later telegraph operator for the government of Cuba.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., July 24, 1903

Ewing, Mrs. A. J.Mrs. A. J. Ewing of Bath county, died Wednesday of pneumonia caused by the grip. She leaves eight children, one of them being Mrs. J. E. Gaitskill of this county.The Democrat, Friday, January 1, 1892.Ewing, Mrs. Belle ParkerThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 1-20-1956Ewing, Mrs. Frances ThurmanThe Winchester Sun   Wed., 7-9-1913Ewing, Mrs. LillieThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 8-24-1946Ewing, Mrs. Ollie BoardmanThe Winchester Sun   Sat., 1-26-1929Ewing, Mrs. Rowena WilliamsDeath Of Mrs. EwingA press dispatch from Mansfield, Ky., says: Mrs. Rowena Williams Ewing mother-in-law of Henry Waterson, died today at the home of Henry Waterson, near Jeffersontown. She was in her eighty-fourth year, and died from heart trouble. Mrs. Waterson, Robert Ewing, of Nashville, and Mrs. Spencer Eakin, of Shelbyville, Tenn., three of the four children who survive her were at the bedside when she died. Nathan Ewing, of near Elkin, in Clark county, did not get the message in time to permit of his being at the bedside.

The Winchester Democrat   Fri., Nov. 13, 1903

Ewing, NewtonThe following dispatch from Owingsville appeared in Sunday’s Courier-Journal:“About three weeks ago Newton Ewing came from his home in Clark county, Ky., to Peeledoak, Bath county and rented a small farm he had there. At the same time he collected his last year’s rent for the land and as supposed, started home; but he failed to get there, and all efforts to discover his whereabouts were fruitless until yesterday afternoon, when, by an accident, his dead body was found in a pond on the edge of Montgomery county, with his throat cut from ear to ear. The fish had picked off the flesh from the man’s bones, and what remained was badly decomposed; Ewing was known to have had on his person from $50 to $80 when he started for home, and for this he was doubtless murdered, but by whom is a mystery.”

The Winchester Democrat     Wed., 7-3-1889

 

A Rifle in the Hands of John Martin the Instrument of Death

On Monday evening Newton Ewing was killed near the mouth of West Fork on Lower Howard’s Creek by John Martin, the instrument of death being a rifle. Martin was seen by a representative of the Democrat yesterday, but refused to talk. The facts however, so far as can be learned, are as follows: The parties lived in the same house, the house being rented by Sam and Newt Ewing who were single men, and Martin and wife kept house for them. On Sunday morning Martin says the Ewing boys were drinking, and pulled him out of bed and choked him. They also uttered dire threats against his life. In fear he left home and was afraid to return, but stayed the night with Maj. Conkwright. Exactly what transpired at the time of the killing could not be learned, but this was the cause of it. Martin came to town yesterday and gave himself up. He is the son of the late Robert Martin and a quiet, harmless man. A number of years ago Ewing is said to have induced his mother to sell what property she had, and he got hold of the money. He skipped with it and caused a report to be spread that he had been murdered in another part of the State, and his body thrown into a pond. His people believed it, and knew no better until he turned up several years later after having spent the money.

The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, May 13, 1891

Ewing, SamuelWill Book 2, Page 35Dated: September 27, 1804

Recorded: February 24, 1805

 

The last Will and Testament of Samuel Ewing ordered to be recorded. Motion by William Gallaspie and William Roberson granted with Waller Preston and James Henny security Probate in due form.

Order Book 4; P. ?; February Court 1805

 

Order for the appraisal of the slaves if any and personnel estate of Samuel Ewing decd.

Order Book 4; P. 13; March Court 1805

 

An inventory and appraisal of the estate of Samuel Ewing was ordered to be recorded.

Order Book 4; P. 16; May Court 1805

Ewing, SamuelThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 4-28-1949Ewing, SarepthaDiedMiss Sareptha Ewing, of Owingsville, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jesse Turney, near Paris, Friday. She was a sister of Mrs. J. E. Gaitskill, of this city.

The Winchester Democrat   Tue., July 18, 1899

Ewton, GeorgeThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 6-17-1974Ewton, Mrs. MaryThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 10-7-1952Ewton, Starling P.The Winchester Sun   Fri., 11-26, 11-27-1948Exum, Charles FrancisThe Winchester Sun   Mon., 9-21-1942Exum, MargaretThe Winchester Sun   Fri., 7-19, 7-20-1968Exum, Mrs. EmilyMrs. Emily Exum, the aged and venerable mother of Mrs. C. F. Exum, die at her home on Cross street, South Side, Tuesday – Frankfort Argue.Mrs. Exum has many relatives in this county and formerly resided on Lower Howard’s Creek.

The Winchester Democrat   Wednesday March 8, 1893

Exum, Thomas M.The Winchester Sun   Thur., 5-19, 5-20-1966Eyl, Mrs. MaryDied—In Mt. Sterling Friday, of heart disease, Mrs. Eyl, aged 74 years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. M. Jones and the remains were carried to New Albany, Ind., for burial. Mrs. Eyl was the mother of Mrs. A. Gnadinger, of this city.The Winchester Democrat, Wednesday, February 18, 1891Eyle, JoeThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 8-12-1919Eymann, JohnThe Winchester Sun   Tues., 12-13-1938Eytcheson, Kyra SandlinThe Winchester Sun   Thur., 9-16-2010

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