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Neddie’s Caves and Hollow

In the years prior to the Civil War, Metcalfe County was then part of Barren County, and was a rural area, consisting mostly of small farms usually worked by family members. Metcalfe, which became a county in its own right … Continue reading

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The Real Johnny B Goode

There’s always a “famous” person up the family tree. A few years ago, while I was working on my Goode ancestry (one of my paternal gr-grandmothers was born a Goode), I was given a copy of the following letter, which … Continue reading

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Unrequited Love?

On 26 August 1871, so the story goes, Lucy Perkins was finishing a dress she was planning to wear, and she realized she would need to make a trip to Randolph to the store to get some supplies. John Neville … Continue reading

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