Tag Archives: Edmunds family

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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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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Postscript – The Frank family

While researching for this next article on the Cholera of 1853, I was going through my personal records here at home, and found some old records I had on the Frank family I had forgotten I had. It’s a shame … Continue reading

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