bracken county folks   

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Augusta City Officials,
1897
Prominent Augusta
Citizens, 1897

 

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G. W. Given

Dr. T. S. Bradford

Durbin Ward

 

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Mr. Joseph Armer J. L. Ammer


 

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Miss Harkison's Class, Christian
Sunday School.   “Our Chautauqua
starts June 24.”

WWI Enlistees from Bracken
County.  Names here.

Bracken Equalization Board. 
Key to men in the pic is here

 

Fee

John Fee
Fee was born in Bracken County, but was run out of the county because of his anti-slavery views.
He went on to found Berea College.
His Wikipedia entry is here, and his autobiography can be read at this site.

“Abram Williams, of Bracken county, Ky., died on Monday, the 1st instant.  Mr. Williams was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, on the 13th of January, 1742.  He served in the Revolutionary War, and drew a pension at Lexington, Ky.  He has been a resident of this State for upwards of fifty years, and enjoyed tolerably good health up to his death.  He was in the one hundred and sixth year of his age when he died, and was much respected by his acquaintances.  He remarked on the day before his death, that he felt quite singular, but complained of no illness.”   Maysville Eagle, May 23, 1848, as cited in the Draper Papers, 29CC101.

 

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Unknown Bracken Folks
(if you can identify anyone here, please drop us an email)

 

John Bradley

John Bradley

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“Tom Tweed, recently an attache of the Bracken County Chronicle, was among those who fell with Custer.”
Courier-Journal, July 31, 1876

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Devere Devere
Madame Devere at the Dime Museum


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Brooksville's Madame Jane (sometimes cited as Janet) Devere
The Kentucky Bearded Lady, more here. That's her husband Bill in the center image.

 

“Miss Eliza A. Dupuy, of Augusta, Ky., has a new novel in the press. This lady is the authoress of The Conspirator, a Tale of Blennerhassett's Island, a novel which had an extensive circulation some two years since.” Godey's Lady's Book, September, 1845

 

The Jetts.

From the memoirs of A. W. Doniphan.


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Mr. J. O. Stroube

Judge J. R. Minor

Dr. J. L. Yelton Maurice Hook

 

Moford

Brooksville's Herb Moford played for Tigers/Cardinals/Mets/Red Sox 1955-1962.
His record is here.

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