September 2012

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Rachel Sizemore Davidson (left photo, center) was born in May 1853. She married David Davidson, who was shot and killed in Clay County, Kentucky, in 1900. Rachel died in the fall of 1932 and is buried in the David Cemetery on Hector Creek in Clay County, Kentucky. She is shown with two of her daughters, Sallie, born May 1876, who married Joe Delph; and Arizona, born in 1880, who was a nurse during WWII and never married. In the right photo are two more of the Davidson daughters: Della, born in 1892, and Esther, born in 1890. They were both students at Oneida Baptist Institute in Clay County, Kentucky. Dates and places of photos were not provided. (Photos courtesy of Gary McCowan)

(LEFT PHOTO) David Davidson (right) was the son of Martin Davidson. He was born September 2, 1852, and died October 26, 1900. Felix Davidson (left) was the son of David Davidson. He was born in 1874 and died May 25, 1900. Date and place of photo was not provided. (RIGHT PHOTO) Felix Davidson and Belle Hays were married on January 3, 1894, in Clay County, Kentucky. Belle was born in 1876, the daughter of James Hays. Felix was shot and killed in 1900, and Belle later married John Hacker on January 8, 1904. Belle died August 3, 1953.

Bonnie Biggs Martin, 190 Stewart Way, Monroe, OH 45050; 513/509-5032, shares this photo of the Biggs family of Clay County, Kentucky. L-R: Bonnie's grandmother, Rachel Barrett Biggs (1883-1936), holding her son, Clarence (1910-1991); and unknown woman, holding Rachel's daughter, Laura Biggs, 1908-1961); unknown man; and unknown boys. Rachel was the wife of Jim Biggs. My father, John S. Biggs (1924-2002), was another of Rachel's sons. The unknown man in this photo could possibly be Jim Biggs' father, Harve Biggs. The photo was possibly taken ca. 1912. Feel free to contact Bonnie with any information on this photo.

Early transportation to the community of Buckhorn was by way of the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. In this old photo (l-r) John McIntosh, Bill Sandlin, Mose Ingram, and Price Ingram were probably hauling supplies to the community. See other Buckhorn, Perry County, photos in the September 2012 issue of The Explorer.
(Photo courtesy of Sally Shifflett, 7800 Suffolk Court, Alexandra, VA 22315.)

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