South Fork Neighbors -April 1928

The following is an excerpt of a letter written by Lena Mildred “Peg” Saunders McGlocklin, dated 1992 (about 4 years before her death). This will be followed by research I have done to identify her.

“The Poynter family lived on what is now known as the James Chamberlain farm. They lived in a real brick house. They sold their farm and moved away. Mrs. Poynter came back to the Chamberlain place for a visit. She spent the night with the Chamberlain family. She was planning to spend the night with the Saunders family. The Saunders family went to the Chamberlain’s to get Mrs. Poynter. As she was walking in the yard to go to the Saunders place, she had a stroke and fell dead before she could get to the car. We were saddened about our old neighbor and friend. The old brick house stood for several years. We played there as children. In later years the old brick house was known as the old Haunted House.”


From the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home Records (1899-1961) pg. 107:

Delila F. Poynter died 26 April 1928 at South Fork. She was 75 years old, born 4 August 1850, daughter of Berry Johnson and Katherine Blankenship. She died at Mrs. Chamberlain’s house. Dr. Edwards was the attending physician, who ruled she died from apoplexy (stroke). Services were held at South Fork Church, with burial in the Kinslow Cemetery at the Oil Wells.

In the Barren County KY Cemetery Records, this would be Kinslow #11, or better known locally as the Boyd Creek Cemetery or the Laura Kinslow Cemetery. It is about 5 miles south of Glasgow on Oil Well Road, about halfway between Pritchardsville and Cedar Grove. Delila Johnson Poynter was the widow of Haywood Poynter (1855-1906), who died several years before her at Lakeland Asylum in Jefferson County, KY. Lakeland is better known to us today as the defunct Central State Hospital, which was on the site of EP “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

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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