Down on Main Street

Miss Sally Bush writes May 18th 1887 Glasgow Barren Co, KY

“I am spending the day with Melinda Pedigo. She resides in a beautiful two-story frame house near Nathan Johnson. I laugh and tell Melinda I can look in no direction without seeing a Pedigo. They can do anything anybody else can do and play on any musical instrument as soon as they can walk alone. All her children live in Glasgow. Mary Tom Pedigo lives in Jim Padgett’s former house; it has been remodeled. Mr. Bushes’ old house and all on that row or street except Mrs. Kittie Wilson’s burnt down. Dr. Joe Leech lives in Mrs. Kittie Wilson’s house. Mrs. Evans Mulkey wears a black wig. Lizzie Porter lives in Tom Jones’ house (May Street), is having a new kitchen and verandah built.
“Dinner at Melinda’s – viz – Mustard Greens, mutton, onions, lettuce, green peach pie, baked roll biscuit, sweet and buttermilk, and butter. Don’t you say it was a good one?”

AN: Mrs. Mulkey’s wig makes me giggle! This would be of the John Mulkeys, of Old Mulkey Meetinghouse fame! Gotta love gossip!


About Gclee

I am a long time genealogy and local history hunter from Barren Co., KY. I have many stories to share that may be of interest to other local genealogists and history buffs. I enjoy this as a hobby and hope I can be of encouragement to others. I also hope everyone enjoys my stories as much as I have enjoyed learning about them.
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