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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 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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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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