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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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On Mt. Vernon Meeting House

The following is the recording of the deed to the old Mt. Vernon Meeting House that was off of the Burkesville Highway (90 East), near the Bowles Cemetery. Deed Book M, pg 161 Barren Co. Court This indenture made and … Continue reading

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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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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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In Search of the Bryan Cemetery

In Clayton C. Simmons’ 1943 articles “Historical Trip Through East Barren,” is an excerpt which follows on Solomon Quessenberry: “Zacheus and Page Quessenberry were the first Quessenberrys to locate in Barren county, and it is assumed they were brothers as … Continue reading

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A Man and His Castle

Haiden Curd Trigg, known to many as Col. Trigg, was born on 27 May 1834 on his family farm about 4 miles from Glasgow, near present-day Pritchardsville. He was the son of Alanson Trigg and Mary Frances Martin Trigg. His … Continue reading

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An Old Time Journal

The following is an excerpted article, originally written by Samuel Tolle, Editor of Semi-Weekly News, Owensboro, KY. The article was dated 24 March 1898. “On the 13th day of last August, I left my home in Owensboro, KY, in company … Continue reading

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