May 2006 Photographs

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Five generations of the Hunt Family who lived at Blaze Valley in the Piney Grove area of Pulaski County, Kentucky. Standing, l-r: Leonard Fletcher (1902-1963), Lula Hunt fulcher (1879-1969), and John Hunt (1854-1929). Sitting, l-r: Marion Hunt (1836-1922) and Rachel Meece Hunt (1811-1910). Ella Fulcher Meece, 330 Newell Road, Somerset, KY 42503, shares this photo. Lula was Ella's grandmother, and Leonard was her uncle.













Walter Joe Wills, 270 Racoon Lane, Pioneer, TN 37847, shares this photo of his great-grandfather, Ed Erhart, taken ca. 1900 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Ed was a Louisville police officer between 1900 - 1917. He was a mounted police officer, then later a detective.


Alan Shepherd shares this photo of a note-burning service at the Cumberland Church of God in Harlan County, Kentucky. Many times people would celebrate by burning the note when a mortgage note was paid in full. This photo probably dates from the 1940s. Pictured l-r: Everett Corden, Rev. David L. Shepherd, unknown, unknown, unknown, Mrs. Risner, Nancy Jane Shepherd (mother of Rev. David L. Shepherd), and an unknown boy. If you have any additional information on this photo, please contact: Alan Shepherd, 175 Media Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101; [email protected]

Thomas Higginbotham, 9904 Old Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40299, shares this photo off the Cave Springs School located on Albany Landing Road, Clinton County, Kentucky, ca. 1939. Top row, l-r: Robert Higginbotham, Marie Higginbotham, Virginia Tuggle, Raymond Cash, George Ed Elmore, Laura Mae Norris, Lovie Pennycuff, and Joe Stanton Elmore. Next row, l-r: Jackie Sawyer, Jane Tuggle, Orena Higginbotham, Willie Riddle, Jesse W. Tuggle, Nellie Cash, Ruth Norris, and Kenneth ?. Next row, l-r: Mervin Riddle, Maggie Cash, Edgar Elmore, Coleen Gibson (teacher), Waymon Cash, Mauzee Mills, and Ralph Cooksey. Next row, l-r: Sylvia Norris, Rena Polson, Ida Lee Higginbotham, Margie Cooksey, Arlee Dicken, Dalene Norris, Wanda Lee Cash, Opal Mills, and Kendrick Cooksey. Front row, l-r: Joe Fred Tuggle, James Cash, Eugene Cooksey, Thomas Higginbotham, Wendell Cash, Hall Dicken, and Bobby Tuggle.

Ace Hensley, P. O. Box 232, London, KY 40743; 606/864-7128, shares this photo of the Hiram and Drucilla Crider Hensley family (Ace's grandparents). The only ones identified are: Ace's father, Jesse, first row, second from left; and Hiram and Drucilla, first row, the two on the right end. The couple came from Harlan County, Kentucky, to Laurel County, Kentucky. Drucilla was born 4/22/1875 and died 5/31/1948. Hiram was born 3/2/1873 and died 12/8/1933. Ace would like to have more information on this family. Feel free to contact him with any help. Place and date of photo not given.

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