An Old Pioneer Gone

The Oldest Resident of Bracken County Dead

A short time since, at the residence of her son, David Loyd, Esq., of Bracken county, Mrs. Susan Loyd departed this life, aged one hundred and one years, seven months, and seven days. The deceased was a native of Maryland and emigrated to Kentucky in a very early day, her father settling near where Lexington now stands, from whence he removed in a year to a point where Minerva now stands in this county, putting himself up a log cabin, the door of which was sawed with a whip saw and the roof being pinned with wooden pins. Her maiden name was Susan Winter, but after coming to Kentucky she married to Mr. Evan Loyd, and was the mother of David, John, Samuel, and Richard Loyd, and Mrs. Polly Morford. She lived a widow sixty years. The old lady retained the full use of her mental faculties to the last, and at the age of one hundred could read her Bible and thread a needle. She often said that she had seen the commencement and conclusion of three wars in this country. She remembered perfectly well when Gen. George Washington was elected President of the United States. Mrs. Loyd was probably the oldest inhabitant of Northern Kentucky, if not the state. – Originally from the Maysville Eagle.


From the Covington Journal of May 1, 1869