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McFarland’s Defeat

The McFarland Defeat took place in March or April of 1793 about four miles northeast of present-day London. This defeat was unusual because the man for whom it was named was one of the survivors rather than one of the … Continue reading

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The Defeat of Thomas Ross

On Feb. 20, 1792, an Act of the United States directed that on and after June 1, 1792, a postal route “from Richmond [Virginia] . . . to Danville in Kentucky.” U.S. Post Office Department records indicate that the first … Continue reading

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The McClure Defeat

For many years raiding parties of renegade Chickamauga and Cherokee stalked the Boone Trace, attacking small parties of travelers in the wilderness in order to steal their horses, cattle and other possessions. They also sometimes took prisoners from among the … Continue reading

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The Moore Defeat

According to Laurel County historian Russell Dyche, as well as several other sources, the Moore Defeat took place on the night of October 3, 1784, exactly two years before the McNitt Defeat. The Moore Defeat took place near Raccoon Creek … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I know you have all been missing my blog over the last few months, but I’ve been very busy promoting my new book (see the last blog entry for details) and have been neglecting my blogging duties. But I’ll bet … Continue reading

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My New Book Has Been Published!

I know I promised my next blog post (this blog post, in fact) would be on the Moore Defeat, but I have something more exciting to write about this week, so the Moore Defeat will have to wait until next … Continue reading

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The McNitt Defeat

I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Rotary Club meeting in London earlier this week. Although my talk was not about the McNitt Defeat (also known as “Defeated Camp”), one of the members who spoke with me … Continue reading

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Confederates are Hiding in the 1890 Laurel County Census!

I worked for the United States Census Bureau during the 2010 enumeration. As a genealogist, I thought it would be good experience and would, perhaps, give me more insight into how information for earlier census enumerations was collected. Although I … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous

The one thing I enjoy researching more than history is researching my own family tree. I’ve been at it for nearly 50 years, but I still often find information about family members that surprises me. For instance, I was browsing … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? Corinne Harmon, Celebrated Musician

I literally stumbled upon this week’s subject while I was looking for something else. That’s not unusual for me. I do a lot of research in old newspapers, and I often find information completely unrelated to the subject I am … Continue reading

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