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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 Practice House

Lynwood Montell has produced several books about local urban legends and ghost stories over the years, but it’s a sad fact that he did untold hours of research and interviews on his subjects, and then produced books with very little … Continue reading

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Cause of Death of 4 is a Mystery – Nichols Tragedy Part 2

Glasgow Times Thursday November 3 1927 “The bodies of four persons, all members of one family, were found in the debris of their fireswept home 4 miles from here at 2:30 Monday afternoon. The dead are Earl Nichols, 37, Mrs.Polly … Continue reading

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All Hallows Eve – 31 October 1927 – Nichols’ Family Tragedy

From the Glasgow Times, November 1927 edition: “Four buried in the same grave Wednesday morning. The entire city and surrounding country was shocked, almost beyond speech, Monday afternoon when the report that Earl Nichols, his wife and two small children … Continue reading

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Etched in Scarlet – 10 November 1898

While Barren county was still reeling from the atrocious murder of Mrs. William Bowles by her son-in-law, John Franklin, there was yet more tragedy to envelope the county. Robert Lincoln Brown, age 33, shot and killed his father-in-law, Alonzo McClellan, … Continue reading

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