DYCUSBURG, KENTUCKY HISTORY NOW AVAILABLE: Comprehensive history on the smallest town in Kentucky now in print. Included are articles, records and receipts, school, church and Masonic records, transcription of 614-page police docket (1874-1902), census information, newspaper abstracts, cemetery listings, many photographs, and full-name index. It contains 442 pages and is hardbound. Limited number available. To order, send $48.20 (postpaid): Matthew T. Patton, 1317 W. Airy Street, Apt. 1-D, Norris-town, PA 19401; 610/277-1063; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: Interested in obtaining any information regarding the early history of Garrard County, such as early families, historical events, geographic history, etc. Phone: 606/792-2141; or fax: 606/792-2143. Ask for David Feldman or Michelle Cochran.
BOOK FOR SALE: By Jenkins, Kentucky resident Kedrick Sanders. Tall Tales and Short Stories From The Shady Side O' Pine Mountain. Seventeen short stories reflect the humorous side of our diverse and multi-faceted Appalachian culture. Stories range in length from 200 to 6,000 words. This work of fiction is based on real life experiences of one who was born, reared, and lived 50 years in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Lay this book on your coffee table, and no one can resist reading and enjoying it. Numerous illustrations help bring my characters to life. Send only $10 to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Circle, Jenkins, KY 41537.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: 29 acres, flat to rolling land, plus two bedroom brick rental house. Located 2.5 miles southwest of Murray State University. City water. Ideal for development or estate living. Call: 502/499-2559.
PROBUS: Newly completed "Our Probus Family." Covers William Probus (b. 1745) from England to his descendants now in America. Hardbound, 279 pages, and fully indexed, with pictures. Over 4,000 names, including Weedman, Tindle, Pryor, Gaither, Harris, Lasley, Meredith, Chancellor, Goodwin, Kiper, and Carwile, to name a few. Send $45 to: Lori Knight, 117 Kelsie Court, Georgetown, KY 40324.
WANTED: Chappell milk bottles, quart or half-gallon size. Also, a Chappell clock. Contact: Rex Emberton, 110 Rachel Court, Glasgow, KY 42141; or call: 270/651-8456.
RUSSELL COUNTY BOOKS: Feel as though you are going back in time, while harvesting your ancestors. All books are compiled in their original graphic format. Send a SASE for an example and price list of all books. New! Probate Records-Guardian Bonds, Volume 1, 1830-53 (81 pages), $26; Volume 2, 1854-98 (402 pages), $37; Volume 3, 1884-1909 (566 pages), $52. New! Will Book 1, 1826-1854 (302 pages), $52. All books include a full name index and free shipping and handling. Contact: Irma Miller Shepherd, 17 Churchill Downs, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; or email: email@example.com
CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOOKS: You will feel as though you are time traveling as you harvest your ancestors. These books are compiled in their original graphic format. Send a SASE for an example and price list of all books. New! 1860 Census (310 pages), $52, 1870 Census (418 pages), $55. Both books include a full name index and free shipping and handling. Contact: Irma Miller Shepherd, 17 Churchill Downs, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK FOR SALE: High As A Cat's Back; Low As A Snake's Belly by Jenkins, Kentucky resident, Kedrick Sanders. Now in its third printing, this collection of more than 2,000 old sayings, short stories, jokes, and such has sold over 2,000 copies. My readers have responded, "Thank you for preserving a colorful part of our mountain heritage." "It was like taking a journey down memory lane." "I wished I had written down all those old sayings my grandma used; now you've done it for me." Send only $8 to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Circle, Jenkins, KY 41537.
WANTED: Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society is seeking photos of one-room schools, groups, or anyone/anything pertaining to the Estill County School system up to consolidation around 1970, to be used in an up-coming book to be published by the Society. For more information call: Edison Joe Estes, 606/723-6867; or write: 200 Sugar Hollow Spur, Irvine, KY 40336.
DAVIDSONS: The Western Virginia, Eastern Kentucky Davidsons book is now in print. It is 664 pages, with 102 of those in photos. The book is indexed for ease in finding relatives. Total price is $45, including postage. Contact: Frank Davidson, 10207 Rinda Drive, Cardova, CA 95670; call: 916/362-6192; or e-mail: email@example.com
BOOK FOR SALE: Breckinridge County Pictorial Book, over 1,000 photos, with captions depicting Breckin-ridge County history from 1800-present. Cost is $34.00, plus $2.10 tax for Kentucky residents. Add $6 for S/H. Mail to: Breckinridge County Pictorial, P. O. Box 56, Hudson, KY 40145.
FOR SALE: Memorial To The Veterans Of WWII From Estill County, Kentucky; 416-page hard-bound book contains over 730 photographs of veterans; plus pictures, newspaper clippings, personal remembrances, and other memorabilia. Valuable book, both historically and genealogically. Price is $52, which includes S/H. Send orders to: Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 221, Ravenna, KY 40472.
GOSPEL SONGS: The Lord has blessed me with the gift of song writing. I have 70 all new gospel songs on cassette tapes. I have six tapes in all. One tape is $7, or all six for $35, and a $5 discount on the package deal if you mention that you saw the ad in The Kentucky Explorer. Contact: Cager McQueen, P. O. Box 201, Tyner, KY 40486; or call: 606/364-3654.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE: Indian Relics. I have an inventory of, perhaps, 50,000 old, field-found relics; all typed up into huge 50-page catalogs. Send $2 for your latest sample catalog. Free appraisals of your relics with SASE and photographs. Indian Shop, P. O. Box 246, Independence, KY 41051.
WALKING STICKS FOR SALE: Made by Eastern Kentucky craftsman. Papaw would enjoy one of these. Approximately 52" long, with leather strap at top. No two are alike. Cost $15, plus $4 S/H. Contact: Randy Paul Spencer, 4268 Brookhill Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: Harlan County native desires to buy Harlan County Coal Company money scrip. Will pay adequate price. Contact: Ted Thompson, 230 Blue Ridge Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601; or call: 502/695-3235.
BOOK FOR SALE: Mining Memories "Kenmont Coal Co." The author, Paul Lynn Ellington, and over forty families tell how it really was working and living in an Eastern Kentucky coal camp. 364 pages and over 400 pictures. Cost $24 plus $4 S/H. Paul Ellington, P. O. Box 91061, Louisville, KY 40291, or call: 502/231-8819. Total price $28 each. Increased cost due to second printing.
MACHINE QUILTING: Crib to King Size. For more information call: 606/873-9220; 606/464-8057; 606/464-3057; or 740/259-4172.
WANTED TO BUY: Collector will pay adequate prices for Kentucky scrip, lumber, and merchant tokens. Will pay up front and make arrangements for delivery. Also interested in old-time strap-type watch fobs. Please contact: Dave Whisman, 295 Armory Road, Prestonsburg, KY 41653; or call (606) 886-6065 after 8 p.m. Leave message and phone number if not in.
MARBLE NUTS: We lost our marbles! Please sell us yours. Machine-made and hand-made marbles, games, and novelties. Lonnie Conyers, 6205 W. Gray Street, Muncie, IN 47304, (765) 747-9544.
COURTHOUSE POST CARDS WANTED: Need pre-1925 post cards of the following courthouses: Clinton, Owsley, Edmonson, Menifee, Martin, Russell, Casey, Jackson, Robertson, Magoffin, Elliott, Livingston, Morgan, Letcher, and McCreary. Please send photocopies or post cards with prices or call after 7 p. m. Carl Howell, P. O. Box 116, Hodgenville, KY 42748, 270/358-4167.
BOOK FOR SALE: Growing Up On The Big Sandy, by Lawrence County native, Patricia Kelly Mansfield. True stories of a girl and her brother as they grew up in Appalachia during the Depression. 77 pages, plus pictures. Available at Nana's Gift in Louisa, Kentucky, or send $10.70, postpaid to: Patricia Mansfield, 3802 Dorko Court, Columbus, OH 43224-2712.
FOR SALE: I have a 1966 Ford Mustang that I would like to sell. Call: 606/783-1869.
WEBSITE: The Samuel May House Archive. Your source for Floyd County history. Contains Big Sandy steamboats, postcard tour of Prestonsburg, Masters of Zebulon Lodge, and 80 photos of Wheelwright in 1946. Site address: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/9999
FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY: Jack May's War, Robert Perry's book about Col. Andrew Jackson May, is now available. It can be ordered from: The Overmountain Press, P. O. Box 1261, Johnson City, TN 37605. Cost is $14.95, plus $2.50, S/H.
FOR SALE: Sassafras Root. Remember Grandmaw's sassafras tea? Order sassafras roots from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Send $5, plus $4 shipping to: Randy Spencer, 4268 Brookhill Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303.
FOR SALE: New book by Pike County, Kentucky author, Frank C. Roberts. Memories of Another Day is over 50 hunting tales, folklore, and mountain legends. It contains 156 pages and is 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. Four-color, soft cover, with 17 sketches by the author. Price is $14, plus $2 S/H. Frank C. Roberts, 924 KY HWY 611, Pikeville, KY 41501.
BUTLER COUNTY, KENTUCKY GENEALOGY BOOKS: Court Order Book A, 1810-1814, $23.50; Deed Book A, 1810-1814, $21; 1870 Census, $30; Will Book A, 1813-1853, $30; Marriages, 1810-1890, $28; and Marriages, 1891-1929, $28. Kentucky residents include 6% tax. Shipping $3 for first book, $2 each additional book. Soft-bound, laminated. Desert Road Publications, P. O. Box 218, Morgantown, KY 42261; 270/526-4491; or e-mail: Desertroad@aol.com
BOOK FOR SALE: Old Kentucky Talk by Clayton and David Gooden. A wonderful tribute to the oral traditions that have comprised much of this country's history. Available now from your local bookstore, or $9.95, plus S/H from the authors at: 520/747-0288.
ATTENTION: All present or former residents and natives of Johnson County, Kentucky. Log on to Johnson County's own historical web site: johnsoncountykyhistory.com! Personalities, sports highlights, tragedies and disasters, school and church histories, and more.
FOR SALE: A 16 X 20 inch black and white print of basket weaver, Bird Owsley, by pencil artist, Willard Gayheart. One print $29.95, plus $4.95 S/H. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Send check or money order to: Betty Kendrick, 205 Knoll Ridge Boulevard, Kendallville, IN 46755.
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WANTED: I buy dishes and china. Good condition only. Lexington area preferred. Full or partial sets. Call: Susan Lynch, 606/299-4236.
NEW BOOK: The Arvins and the Robertsons of Estill County, Kentucky, by Opal Dean Arvin, is now available. The book is hardbacked, has Buckram binding, 346 pages, and indexed. $40, including postage. The first Arvins to come to America came in 1622. The first Robertsons, in our line, came in the early 1700s. To order, send check or money order to: Sarah Donahue, 4147 Three Lakes Court, Long Grove, IL 60047.
WANTED: Need a handle for a coal miner's pick. Must be flat on the blade end. Looking for an authentic handle. E-mail with pricing: email@example.com
FOR SALE: Historic rock house, 3,200 square feet, built in 1798, on National Register, located on 25.45 acres in city limits of New Castle, Henry County, Kentucky. $129,900. Call: 502/845-4234; or 502/550-4080.
WANTED: Want to buy railroad lanterns, brass railroad locks, keys, and badges. Contact: Ken Elswick, 143 W. Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324; or call: 502/863-2454 or 502/863-5475.
OLD-FASHIONED CONSERVES: Over 60 recipes. Conserves are a rich mixture of different fruits, often containing nuts and raisins, made basically like preserves. Great with rice or hot cereal; as ice cream topping; or condiment for chicken, beef, or pork. $10 postpaid. Danna Estridge, 131 Lexington Street, Ste. 4, Versailles, KY 40383.
ATTENTION: The East Kentuckian, a genealogy quarterly published from 1965-1995, revived in 1998 is currently being published. Each year subscribers receive four issues filled with genealogical information of all kinds, complete with end of year full name index. The East Kentuckian covers counties that lie east of a line between Somerset and Maysville, Kentucky. For a one year subscription, please send $15 to: The East Kentuckian, Lukas P. Murphy, 134 Mills Road, Wilmington, OH 45177.
FOR SALE: Handcrafted canes of distinction. Made of pine. $22, includes shipping. Contact: Pelican Cane Company, 6910 Schoul Road, Franklin, OH 45005; or call: 513/746-3011.
HOME MOVIES TO VIDEOTAPE: Preserve your memories by converting your 8mm or super 8mm movies to videotape. Price includes a $10.95 set-up fee, and a high quality videotape; $5 per 50 feet roll. I also can transfer photographs and slides. Contact: Bill Turner, 111 Hiawatha Trail #2, Georgetown, KY 40324; or call: 502/570-9799.
SENTIMENTAL SONGS of long ago, sung with electric mandolin, harmonica, and guitar: "Maple on the Hill," "Wildwood Flower," "Red Wing," "When the Roses Bloom Again," "The Eastbound Train," "I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers," "Last Night the Nightingale Woke Me," "The Picture That's Turned Toward the Wall," "Snow Deer," "Give My Love to Nell," "Greenback Dollar," "Little Blossom," "The Code of the Mountains," "Little Joe," "Nobody's Darling on Earth," "If Brother Jack Were Here," and more. One-hour cassette and songbook: $14.96 postpaid. Brett Young, Box KS-3491, Knoxville, TN 37927-3491.
NOW AVAILABLE: Cemetery Book, Volume Five is now available, Lawrence County, Louisa, Kentucky. Gone, But Not Forgotten, Cemetery Book, Volume Five, is now available. This is the biggest book published about Lawrence County cemeteries yet. There is a lot of history in volume five, that is not in the Lawrence County History Book. This is all researched information, with many pictures. These cemeteries are sometimes in hard-to-reach areas. They are recorded as they stand. Often brush, tree limbs, and debris had to be cleaned from the cemetery in order to obtain the information. There are maps and diagrams also. The research is taken from funeral home records and personal family information and only reliable sources. There are 196 pages that are completely indexed. A wealth of Lawrence County genealogy and researched information. $29 postpaid or books may be purchased at the Lawrence County Public Library for $25, if picked up there. This is a historical preservation project for Lawrence County, Kentucky, by DAR members Mary Ellen Reid, Beulah L. Greene, and Step-hanie A. Adkins. Other books available: Curtright Funeral Home Records and Veterans of Surrounding Area. For more information, call: 606/638-4995; or write: Lawrence County Kentucky Cemeteries, RR 6 Box 15970, Louisa, KY 41230.
ATTENTION: I would like to contact collector of rocks, fossils, or minerals in Eastern Kentucky, even if small amount. Also, interested in unusual rock formations or other oddities of nature. Write: Trendelman, 5820 W. 100 N., Bargersville, IN 46106.