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1886 Ruth Ky Warren Store ledger
1886 Ruth Ky Warren Store ledger
WARNING large 60 meg file: requires high speed: This ledger of the general store at what is now known as Ruth Ky was found in ceiling of old log home renovation 2012. The log house built by John Langdon in 1814, purchased by John Colyer 1842, then purchased by Andrew Warren 1865. Andrew's son, Mathew(born 1859), evidently ran store across the road from the house. The store later became in 1888 the first post office in the community at current day hwy 192 at Pitman Creek in Somerset Ky. The first post office in 1888 known as Juno....later became Ruth Ky. Many area family names in ledger: Colyer, Warren, Richardson, Meece, Botkin, Allen, Sword. 
 
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1888 land sale deed by Fred Percival Curtis: Waynesburg KY
1888 land sale deed by Fred Percival Curtis: Waynesburg KY
Fred makes good money on sale of 100 acres purchased from father John T Curtis for $100 and sells 8 years later for $1800. 
 
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1888 Pulaski County KY post office report
1888 Pulaski County KY post office report
Mathew Warren opens first post office at Juno, which later became Ruth in early 1900's. 
 
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1892 deed Louisa Jane Meece Colyer to TP Meece
1892 deed Louisa Jane Meece Colyer to TP Meece
land inherited from Louisa's father, Ephraim Meece, transferred to TP Meece. 
 
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1893 deed James Alexander Colyer heirs court ordered sale of modern day Clay Hill Rd Pitman Creek property to Mathew Warren and John Colyer
1893 deed James Alexander Colyer heirs court ordered sale of modern day Clay Hill Rd Pitman Creek property to Mathew Warren and John Colyer
This researcher has not determined which John Colyer this deed was to, but suspects it was John W Colyer, son of Linsey Randall Colyer by Elizabeth Warren. This John Colyer was raised in the home of Andrew Warren with his uncle Mathew Warren.
This property appears to be land next to Andrew Warren wooded section opposite Colyer/Warren house at Pitman creek that was purchased from John W Colyer Sr heirs in 1865. This land appears to be going along current Strawberry rd. Mathew Warren was an early postmaster of predecessor to Ruth Ky at store he ran at 192 intersection of Pitman creek. 
 
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1895 deed from Ephraim and Lucinda Hargis Meece to Frances Hargis
1895 deed from Ephraim and Lucinda Hargis Meece to Frances Hargis
Head of Long Hollow at Buck creek along a cliff 
 
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1900 census Charles Granade Colyer
1900 census Charles Granade Colyer
 
 
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1900 census showing Fred Curtis in Somerset Ky
1900 census showing Fred Curtis in Somerset Ky
Status: LocatedYou must download and install the special Deju browser plug in from here to read this . showing Fred Purcival Curtis living on Craborchard st. Somerset Ky working as dealer in lumber and grain and his father John Thurston Curtis living with him. Shows son William born in TN confirming what William’s daughter, Mary Jo Curtis, told me of him being born in TN.
 
 
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1900 deed John Colyer , Ruth Ky farm, passed from heirs of Andrew Warren to Henry M. Warren
1900 deed John Colyer , Ruth Ky farm, passed from heirs of Andrew Warren to Henry M. Warren
Pulaski County deed book 69-619 
 
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1900 deed Linsey R Colyer to Moses Warren, sounds like more of the wooded land west of current hwy 192 down Pitman Creek
1900 deed Linsey R Colyer to Moses Warren, sounds like more of the wooded land west of current hwy 192 down Pitman Creek
Note that Neal Colyer, Linsey's son, acts as witness. This property evidently ended up in the Murphy family hands not long thereafter, where it resides today. Pulaski County Ky deeds 83-23 
 
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1900 Pulaski County Ky census jpg format
1900 Pulaski County Ky census jpg format
Fred P Curtis with John T. Curtis on Crab Orchard Street. 
 
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1907 Letter from W M Meece
1907 Letter from W M Meece
Status: LocatedYou must download and install the special Deju browser plug in from here to read this
1907 Letter from W M Meece, brother of Louisa Jane Meece Colyer (wife of Charles Granade Colyer) to Granade and Louisa Colyer.  
 
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1908 deed 15 acres to Charles Granade (CG) Colyer from Edgar Meece
1908 deed 15 acres to Charles Granade (CG) Colyer from Edgar Meece
It is supposed that this was adjacent to CG Colyer farm on Pitman Rd off Hwy 192 in Somerset Pulaski County KY 
 
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1909 Washington Times wedding Frank B. Curtis Daughter
1909 Washington Times wedding Frank B. Curtis Daughter
Daughter of Frank B. Curtis is wed in Washington DC 
 
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1910 Census Mathew Warren, Dry Goods store keeper, Single.   Evidently the Ruth store at Pitman Creek
1910 Census Mathew Warren, Dry Goods store keeper, Single. Evidently the Ruth store at Pitman Creek
 
 
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1910 DC census Frank Curtis
1910 DC census Frank Curtis
Shows wife Alice, father Edmund, one daughter 
 
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1910 Pulaski County Ky Census Richard G Collier
1910 Pulaski County Ky Census Richard G Collier
Richard G Collier attested Charles Granade Colyer widow pension having been fellow Confederate Soldier 6th Ky Calvary. 
 
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1910 Washington DC census Clarence Curtis
1910 Washington DC census Clarence Curtis
Clarence Curtis family on 1910 census 
 
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1912 Funeral Frank Curtis father in law
1912 Funeral Frank Curtis father in law
 
 
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1912 Lousia J Colyer deed traced to current location
1912 Lousia J Colyer deed traced to current location
deed traced of old Charles Granade Colyer home/farm that was titled in Louisa Jane Meece Colyer's name to current location 
 
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1916 Confederate widow pension application Richard G. Collier
1916 Confederate widow pension application Richard G. Collier
by wife Sallie. Shows that Richard G. Collier who attested to Charles Granade Colyer confederate pension app, was also in the 6th Ky Calvary. 
 
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1917 deed from Louisa J Meece Colyer to Roscoe P James, son in law
1917 deed from Louisa J Meece Colyer to Roscoe P James, son in law
Land transferred to Roscoe James who married daughter to Charles Granade Colyer & Lousia Jane, Alma. 
 
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1920 census Henry Warren, Mathew Warren, Roscoe James
1920 census Henry Warren, Mathew Warren, Roscoe James
Note that Mathew Warren evidently was single all his life and in 1920 is living in the Warren house at Pitman Creek with his older Brother and his wife Henry and Samantha Warren. 
 
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1920 census Sam Colyer
1920 census Sam Colyer
 
 
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1921 deed from Charles Warren, son of William H Warren, to brother Edward Warren
1921 deed from Charles Warren, son of William H Warren, to brother Edward Warren
This appears to be land behind current day 192 market 
 
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1921 deed from Henry Warren, son of William H Warren, to brother Edward Warren
1921 deed from Henry Warren, son of William H Warren, to brother Edward Warren
appears to be land behind current day 192 market 
 
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1924 First Methodist Church Somerset Directory
1924 First Methodist Church Somerset Directory
 
 
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1926 Samuel Lance Colyer death cert
1926 Samuel Lance Colyer death cert
 
 
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1930 census Sam Colyer
1930 census Sam Colyer
 
 
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1930 census: Henry & Samantha Warren, son Andrew Moses Warren (widower) and daughter Geneva
1930 census: Henry & Samantha Warren, son Andrew Moses Warren (widower) and daughter Geneva
Shows Moses Warren born about 1883. (WWI registration shows dob 12/24/1883) So he was same age as Sam Colyer up the road who lived on Pitman Rd at Cherry Grove school. Where they playmates in school era ? Max Lay reports that Sam told him he went to Warren house (formerly Sam's father's house before Warrens purchased) in the summer. 
 
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1933 Somerset High School graduation
1933 Somerset High School graduation
Shows Glenn Curtis with classmates listed 
 
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1933 Somerset High School graduation program
1933 Somerset High School graduation program
Glenn Curtis graduation ceremony program 
 
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1933 Somerset Methodist Church directory
1933 Somerset Methodist Church directory
Kindly supplied by Mr. Rod Zimmerman of Somerset 3/6/2015: shows all members and bible study class photos; Shows Curtis family of JC Curtis, Earl Curtis, Jack Curtis, Evelyn Curtis, Dorothy Curtis, Ana Rachael Curtis, Glenn Curtis 
 
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1935 Kentucky Highway Dept map of Ruth Ky hwy192 improvements
1935 Kentucky Highway Dept map of Ruth Ky hwy192 improvements
Map showing location of Langdon-Colyer-Warren Log house in 1935 and road improvements to be made. Shows grave yard, location of store/post office in 1935 before reported flood washed post office away. Show changing route of hwy 192 
 
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1937 Pulaski County map
1937 Pulaski County map
Cropped section of eastern Pulaski county annotated with noted locations 
 
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1937 Somerset High year book Edith Colyer
1937 Somerset High year book Edith Colyer
Edith was a senior 
 
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1940 census Charles Colyer, popcorn,peanut, crackerjack, Edith
1940 census Charles Colyer, popcorn,peanut, crackerjack, Edith
Notice that at that time, they called Clay Hill Rd / Strawberry Rd by the name of Ruth-Alcade Rd. 
 
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1946 Louisville Courier Journal Article on Lera Colyer artist
1946 Louisville Courier Journal Article on Lera Colyer artist
 
 
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1950 Louisville Courier Journal article on Lera Colyer artist
1950 Louisville Courier Journal article on Lera Colyer artist
 
 
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1958 Kentucky Highway Dept map of hwy192 improvements
1958 Kentucky Highway Dept map of hwy192 improvements
Shows John Colyer log house (formerly Langdon, later Warren property) and how road of hwy 192 changed and items located around it. Note that part of land on same side of road as log house that was transferred to William H Warren from Andrew in 1884 was transferred out of family and not part of current 200 acre farm. This part is that which currently has hwy 192 market on it and farm behind market. Also it looks like part of Andrew Warren property across road that went to Joe Warren that has lumber mill on it in this map was sold off for house lots by 1960's or so. So other land was added to original John Colyer farm to make it 200 acres when sold in 2009. Likely that of woods along Clay Hill Rd purchased by Mathew Warren from court ordered sale of heirs of Alexander Colyer. 
 
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41st U.S. Congressional Record--Pulaski County election contested
41st U.S. Congressional Record--Pulaski County election contested
Congressional candidate Barnes (of President Grant's party--Republican) contests the election of Democrat Adams (pro-south) from the south-central district of Kentucky including Pulaski County. Asserts that election fraud by illegal voters voting for Adams including those that fought in Rebel army for South. Mentions CG Colyer (Charles Granade Colyer) as one of those. These are depositions. Also the voting record of Pulaski County showing in fact CG Colyer voted for Adams.

During civil war, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and the northern industrial / wallstreet Republican's led vs the southern agricultural slave holders. Thus post civil war, the southerner tended to be democratic party opposed to Lincoln etc. Colyer family was democrats, Curtis (from NY) were Republican. This did not prevent the Republican northerner (including Curtis' from being prejudiced against blacks in re: equal rights....just as Lincoln did not advocate equal rights for blacks.)

Wall Street Journal August 8, 2012, 10:31 p.m. ET
Southern White Democrats Face End of Era in Congress
By NAFTALI BENDAVID

For decades, Democrats dominated the South, a legacy of the Civil War era. But in the 1980s white Southerners began migrating to the GOP as a more comfortable philosophical home. Those who stayed Democratic formed a bridge between the two parties. Today, they are pushing hard for a compromise deal to cut the deficit.

Rep. Heath Shuler (D., N.C.), a Blue Dog Democrat retiring this year, said it would be harder to solve problems as these centrists disappear. "If you look at anything that has a hope of bringing members of Congress together, it has been Blue Dog moderate Democrats who have been able to build the bridge between the parties," he said. 
 
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A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians
A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians
Thomas Collier, Captain, identified as son of John and Sarah Collier of Hanover County VA 
 
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A History of Pulaski County Kentucky
A History of Pulaski County Kentucky
Book published by the Franklin Press Louisville Ky 1952 by Alma Owens Tibbals 
 
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A History of Pulaski County Kentucky--Richardson
A History of Pulaski County Kentucky--Richardson
Book published by The Franklin Press Louisville Ky 1952 by Alma Owens Tibbals 
 
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A.S Colyer / Robert E. Lee
A.S Colyer / Robert E. Lee
Status: LocatedHere is extract of account of A.S Colyer as member of confederate congress on Robert E. Lee’s giving up hope of winning war. 
 
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A.S, Colyar from the John Fain Anderson collection
A.S, Colyar from the John Fain Anderson collection
Status: LocatedHere are some obits from various east Tennessee newspapers on AS Colyar from the John Fain Anderson collection from the archives of Appalachia East TN State Univ giving details of William Colyar (his father) home place on Nolichucky River. 
 
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A.S. Colyar and Robert E. Lee
A.S. Colyar and Robert E. Lee
Status: LocatedHere are couple of letters to Robert E. Lee concerning A.S. Colyar 
 
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A.S. Colyar letter
A.S. Colyar letter
Status: Located Here is a letter from southern historical collection Library at University North Carolina at Chapel Hill written to Mr. A.S. Colyar in 1905 recounting things in his life they would like him to speak about at press club dinner honoring him 
 
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A.S. Colyar life and character paper presented to Chattanooga TN meeting of TN bar association 1909
A.S. Colyar life and character paper presented to Chattanooga TN meeting of TN bar association 1909
A.S. Colyar life and character paper presented to Chattanooga TN meeting of TN bar association 1909 
 
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A.S. Colyar obits
A.S. Colyar obits
Status: LocatedHere are several newspaper accounts in Nashville TN 12/7/1907, the day A.S. Colyar died. One newspaper account in The Tennessean references his grandfather Colyar(William) involved in the Battle of King's Mountain. 
 

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