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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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Tall Tales of a Tall, Tall Man – The Conundrum of the 9 Foot Grave

In all of the years of my chasing down my own ancestors, I have always been fascinated, and return quite often, to my ever elusive great-great-grandfather, Lorenzo Dow Bunch. So much folklore surrounds this mystery man that he has become … 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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Drum Roll – Some More Caves in the Barrens

From pages 80-81 KY Explorer magazine – May 1995. The following is a rough list, taken from even older manuscripts. 1- A series of caves on a branch of Skaggs Creek (Hacker’s Branch) about a mile north of Freedom Post … 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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