Author Archives: Gclee

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.

The Next Moment in Eternity – 6 April 1930

From the Glasgow Republican, Thursday 10 April 1930 “Horrible Auto Accident Takes Life of Young Lady” “Miss Bertha Leamon, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verdine Leamon of Beaumont, was instantly killed Sunday evening, just after dark, when … Continue reading

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Wyoming Brewer Garnett President

Wyoming Brewer Garnett President was born 16 February 1908 in Metcalfe Co., KY to Ms Cynthia Brewer. Her mother died soon after she was born, so she never knew who her father was. Wyoming was raised by her grandfather, Mr. … Continue reading

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Barren Co. Historical Society 10-26-2017

For those of you who were at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society a few weeks ago, this will not be new material, but most of the following has not been published by me previously. And a couple of … Continue reading

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That Cave by DW Neal

Pewee Valley 2 Feb 1909 The following was a letter to the Editor of the Glasgow Times, carried on the front page on 9 February 1909. “That cave out near the ford on Columbia road spoken of in the Times … Continue reading

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Gibson Tragedy – 23 February 1953

From the Glasgow Times Thursday 26 February 1953 “Joint funeral services were conducted 25 February 1953 for a Metcalfe Co. grandfather and 3 of his grandchildren who were fatally burned Monday when fire swept his farmhouse at Cofer, about 10 … Continue reading

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ASSASSINATED – Policeman R T Thurman Slain – Looks Like Murder Most Foul – 18 September 1914

The following information was gathered from several newspaper accounts of the era. “Robert T. Thurman, policeman of Glasgow, was murdered between 12 and 1 o’clock Friday morning (18 September 1914) on West Main street, about a half block from the … Continue reading

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Neddie’s Caves and Hollow

In the years prior to the Civil War, Metcalfe County was then part of Barren County, and was a rural area, consisting mostly of small farms usually worked by family members. Metcalfe, which became a county in its own right … Continue reading

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