Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries, ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.
Here are a few queries from November 2006
Seeking Info. On One-Room
James Clark Fryman (or J. C.) married Georgeanna Yazell in 1902 at Hilda, Rowan County, Kentucky. J. C. lived and reared 12 children on a farm which joins the property where the schoolhouse still stands. Russell Fryman, their eldest son, born in 1905, is my father. While researching I found that the Rowan County Board of Education purchased a tract of land from Seth and Mary Cooper in 1895 for the purpose of a school.
I am seeking the name, any information, and photos of a one-room schoolhouse at Brushy Fork of Triplett Creek where my father attended in the early 1900s (now called Big Brushy Road).
I would also like information on two small towns from the early 1900s known as Hilda and Smile, Kentucky. They are believed to be in the same area as the schoolhouse.
I would appreciate any help and will pay for copies of photos.
1236 Prewitt Grassy Lick Pike
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
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Machine Quilting, Songs,