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John Marion “Pa” Nelson 17 March 1867 – 31 July 1956

Obituary from the Glasgow Times – year 1956 John was born in Burkesville (KY) where his father, Nick Nelson, was ferry man at a place called Neeley’s Ferry on the Cumberland River. Nick died in November 1878. Amanda Firquin Nelson … Continue reading

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Wanderings – and Wonderings

In case you were wondering, I have decided to go over places I wandered about as a youngster, many years ago now. Some of the places and things I remember are only in my memories now, but oh, those were … Continue reading

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Some of the Good Ones Are Gone

I remember how, when I was a teenager, I always thought this was a sleepy little town, typical of the South. On a Sunday morning the whole town was closed, at least until after noon, in respect for the churchgoers. … Continue reading

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A Runaway Tragedy

From a 1903 Glasgow Times’ newspaper: “The breaking of a bridle bit going down a steep hill at the edge of town last Wednesday afternoon caused an old family horse to run away throwing Miss Lucille Hays, of Knob lick, … Continue reading

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The Tragedy and Triumphs of the Morris Family

I thought I knew how I wanted this to go, but then I was reminded that when you’re remembering the dead, sometimes they just have to speak for themselves. The majority of my information came from Emanuel Morris’ grandson, famous … Continue reading

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Occupation of Glasgow During the Civil War

As with the Cholera epidemic, when I set out on this journey, I had no intention of covering the Civil War in Barren County, except for a few odds and ends. Then someone suggested I write of Fort Williams, which sits on the … Continue reading

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The Bloody Hand – 24 May 1858

Glasgow has been known from its earliest days for its progressiveness.  Several years back, there was a great fad among small towns of Southern KY for genuine, “sure enough” ghosts.   A town without its ghost was behind the times.  So … Continue reading

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