Tag Archives: Beckton KY

The Mad Stone

“Mr. Potter, where would you look if I told you to find me a bezoar?” ~ Professor Snape, Harry Potter and the Sorcerors’ Stone Among our many folk remedies today, the properties and use of the mad stone have fallen … Continue reading

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The Famous… and the not so famous Lees of Virginia

When I married my late, former husband and became a Lee by marriage, my first question was if he was related to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The family resemblance is astounding. John was unsure, not really being into genealogy. … Continue reading

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Octagon Cottage

This unusual house is tucked back off the Beckton-Rocky Hill Road, off of Hwy 1297, very near the small hamlet of Beckton, KY. It was built in the year 1847, by William Henry Edmunds, with the help of Reuben Bates, … Continue reading

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Two Peas in a Pod – December 1898

John Franklin, murderer of Mrs. William J. Bowles, was taken to Bowling Green after his capture for safekeeping, and he was brought back to Glasgow on Sunday, December 11, 1898, to be arraigned.  The motion for a rehearing in the … Continue reading

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Glasgow Times Special – 20 September 1898

Glasgow, KY, Sept,20 (Special) One of the foulest crimes ever committed in Barren Co. was the assassination last night of Mrs. William Bowles by her son-in- law, John Franklin.  Mrs. Bowles lived near Beckton, about 8 miles from Glasgow.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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The Meddling Mother-In-Law – 19 September 1898

Much attention was given to this murder at the time of its occurrence, but shortly thereafter, Bob Brown went on a shooting rampage at his in-law’s house, killing his father-in-law, severely wounding his mother-in-law, and traumatizing his 10-year old niece. … Continue reading

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The Mayfields and the Winlocks

There is a house on Old Bowling Green Road, or Hwy 1297, 4 miles southwest  of Glasgow, that is known to the citizens of Barren county by many different names. Today, most of us youngsters know it as the Dick Steffey … Continue reading

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