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Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#1 Apr 16, 2010
Like to here more old stories from long past times.
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#2 Apr 17, 2010
Big John Henry wrote:
Like to here more old stories from long past times.
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Thanks for asking, I will follow up with some "Old Time Memories" soon.

Old Timer
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Prestonsburg, KY

#3 Apr 17, 2010
Big John Henry wrote:
Like to here more old stories from long past times.
I remember the flood of 1957,before the buckhorn dam was built, I was just a kid but we rode a motorboat down mainstreet Beattyville.
Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#4 Apr 17, 2010
Thanks Will Be Waiting
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#5 Apr 17, 2010
Big John Henry wrote:
Thanks Will Be Waiting
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I am really disappointed. I have written three stories (two today) about the 1930s, 40s and 50s and sent them and neither has shown up. I know, in the past, I have read where this has happened to others. It is kind of bad when this happens though.

If anyone has any idea why this happens, I sure would appreciate knowing what the problem is.

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Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#6 Apr 25, 2010
Old timer would love to here those old stories.
My grandma was from b ville she canít tell me stories no more she told me some .when I was little now I am old and donít remember little foggy now
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#7 Apr 25, 2010
Big John Henry wrote:
Old timer would love to here those old stories.
My grandma was from b ville she canít tell me stories no more she told me some .when I was little now I am old and donít remember little foggy now
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Big John Henry,

Again, I spent over a half hour writing about the 1940s and submitted it and it did not show up. I have no idea why it did not come through.

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Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#8 Apr 28, 2010
Old timer.
Next time make your story in Microsoft word and save. Then copy it to topix. You can then have it for later. You can write many stories for later topix
Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#9 May 18, 2010
Are you still with us old timer
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#10 May 19, 2010
I recall back many years ago when Hamp Palmer was sheriff, the story was that were some moonshiners who had a "Still" back in a cave over the side of a solid rock formation, and the only way to the entrance was to climb down a rope which hung down the solid rock wall to the entrance. Hamp heard of the "Still" and he and his deputy staked out the area. They waited until one of the moonshiners climbed up the rope to the top of the hill and they were waiting for him. Hamp took the rope and eased himself over the rock wall and very quietly entered the cave, and just stood there, not making a sound. The moonshiner was busy and when he turned around Hamp said, "You are under arrest." Chalk one up for Sheriff Palmer.

This was probally in the late 1940s.
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#11 May 19, 2010
When Zach Hurst was Sheriff, he was known as the "Postal Card Sheriff." Sometimes when a person was to face trial or escaped from jail, they would leave the state to avoid trial and jail time. According to an article in the Beattyville Enterprise many long years ago, one fellow ran away to Pontiac, Michigan. Zach was able to obtain his address and sent him a post card which read. "Your trial is coming up and you are expected to be there If you are not at your trial, I will have to come and bring you in." I remember my father and I asking Zach's wife about the story, she told us, The man came in, because he knew, if he didn't, Zach would be after him and Zach would have brought him in." Zach always said a postal card was cheaper than going after a man. Chalk one up for Sheriff Hurst, That would have been in the 1940s.
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#12 May 19, 2010
Are you aware that many years ago, there was another High School in Lee county named "Glen Eden High School?" It was located at Williba and was under the direction of Ms. Eliza Richards. There were many students who graduated from Glen Eden who went on to become school teachers and succesful business men and women. Glen Eden was a great asset to the students in the local area who wanted to further their education and had no transportation to the high school in Beattyville. Their mode of transportation to Glen Eden was by walking. Mrs Richards also had a clothing sale each week and it was very helpful for the people who had very little money and limited ways to get to town. Glen Eden was located in a beautiful area of Lee county. When a person looked at the high school in it's peaceful setting, it was easy to see why it was called Glen Eden. There are many fine people in Lee county today, whose anchestors attended Glen Eden High School. Getting an education was not an easy thing to do back in the 1930s, 40s, 50s. There were no school buses from the areas of Wide Creek, Fillmore, Canyon Falls, Williba and local areas.
MtBuckeye

Bozeman, MT

#13 May 20, 2010
Od Timer,
Do you remember the Chambers family that lived at Glen Eden
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#14 May 20, 2010
Faintly, Refresh my memory with some names. The only one I can remember is Joe Chambers. He used to drive a bus for Porter and Russell Reynolds from Wide Creek to Beattyville. Joe also drove a truck and as I recall, he hauled a load of logs to the sawmill for us once. Now, some memories are coming back. There was a big house, owned by the Chambers family, that set in a bottom which was across the creek from the road that went from Williba to Fillmore and Wide Creek or Bear Creek and Canyon Falls. The name of the creek was Fraley's creek The house was not very far from the Fraley's creek school house. Somehow, the name of the Chambers family who lived in the house is not coming to my mind tonight. Do you recall any of the famly's names?
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#15 May 20, 2010
There were not a lot of doctors in Lee county back in the 1930s and 40s. Doctor Albert B Hoskins, Dr. Smith and later in the early 1940s a doctor by the name of Johnson were all I can remember being in Beattyville. Out in the county, Dr. Barnett who lived at Canyon Falls make up the list of all I can remember. I am sure there were more old country doctors in the county. Dr Barnett was not a graduate from a medical school but he was a fine doctor. Traveling by horseback, he treated many people who lived in the rural areas of Lee county. He, with a burn salve he discovered and made, saved the lives of many burn victims who otherwise would have died.

Am old man by the name of John Miller who lived close to the New Springs church house developed a tonic that would cure rheumatism. Both Dr Barnett and John Miller died with the formulas for their medical healing unknown to anyone else.

Dr Hoskins used to drive his car as far as he could and then walk or ride someone's horse to visit the sick and afflicated people in Lee county. There was a doctor named Doctor Clair that lived in Wolfe county that used to treat the residents of Lee county also. He, also, was a good doctor.

Going to see a doctor was not an easy thing to do back in the 1930s and 40s. There was not many cars and trucks in the rural areas. That is a subject for another time.
Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#16 May 20, 2010
Thank you Old Timer those were good stories I look foreword to more of the same when Beattyville and lee co. was young.
Do you have stories from other counties? Wolf or Breathitt & Morgan I have a long list of relatives from these countyís.
This is were I found my ancestors came from. Before they moved to Cincinnati and started a new life here. My grandmother always wanted to go back and stay she never made it back to stay but she did visit she took me to the purple cow when I was young so when I visit with my dad I always stop in and grab something to eat.
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#17 May 20, 2010
Big John Henry wrote:
Thank you Old Timer those were good stories I look foreword to more of the same when Beattyville and lee co. was young.
Do you have stories from other counties? Wolf or Breathitt & Morgan I have a long list of relatives from these countyís.
This is were I found my ancestors came from. Before they moved to Cincinnati and started a new life here. My grandmother always wanted to go back and stay she never made it back to stay but she did visit she took me to the purple cow when I was young so when I visit with my dad I always stop in and grab something to eat.
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The Purple Cow has been in existence for many long years. It has changed locations and owners many times. If I recall correctly, the first time I ever ate at the Purple Cow was back in the late 1930s and it was located across the street from the court house in Beattyville and was owned by Lycurgus (Kurg) Kincaid. I went to town with my father and he bought my lunch. I remember what I ate. It was a cheese sandwich. I think I also had a "Orange Crush" soft drink. Is it not strange how a person can remember so far back in their early life and not remember what happened a few days ago.

By any chance, have you made the trip to Beattyville yet this year? If you do get to go, be sure to stop and visit the Historical Center located close to the Railroad tracks on the road as you go toward Mountain Parkway. It will be well worth your while to visit and view articles and documents from years long gone.

Speaking of other counties, my recent anchestors came from Wolfe and Breathitt. Are you related to the Taulbees?
Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#18 May 20, 2010
My 4th Great Grandmaw Was Malinda Landsaw / Maloney they are in my tree some were
Big John Henry

Dayton, OH

#19 May 21, 2010
Old Timer were are you from now are you related to the Tulbees or just know them.
I come from Murphy/Landsaw/Maloney/Perdue family. I visit Beattyville during hunting season and some in the summer. My part of the family left lee co. in the 40s but I think we are coming back to our roots. I here all the trouble with drugs there but they need to get out in the real world. The people in lee co have it made they just donít know it. They have so much to do beautiful places to see. There is not a killing or two 3/4/5/ a night.
Here in Cincinnati every night something bad happens at least in B-Ville they can walk down the street and not worry they will get shot at or hit by a car. Life could be good in a small town if they let it. Thanks for the stories looking foreword to more.
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#20 May 21, 2010
Big John Henry wrote:
My 4th Great Grandmaw Was Malinda Landsaw / Maloney they are in my tree some were
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Big John Henry, As I recall, Milinda was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Landsaw Maloney. She was born on Stillwater Creek in 1819. She married McKinley Maloney on September 9, 1836. She died on August 6, 1855. Preacher Charles Little performed the wedding at the home of Malinda's mother. McKinley was born in 1818 and died around 1892. McKinley was a preacher and he also farmed. They had 12 children, four boys and eight girls. They began housekeeping on the head of Stillwater in a house that Malinda had inherited from the estate of her father. After they had lived there a few years, they sold the property and purchased land on the Cave Branch of Holly Creek in Wolfe county, where they lived until Malinda's death. After Malinda died, McKinley lived with their children until he died about seven years later.

As I age, some things tend to slip my mind, so I may have left out some details. If there is anything else you want to know, let me know and I will try to get back with the imformation early next week.

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