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1853 Pulaski County Ky Births
1853 Pulaski County Ky Births
Shows slave Sarah born to Amanda owned by John Colyer heirs 
 
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1854 deed 1200 acres to Alexander Colyer and James Sears from William Gragg
1854 deed 1200 acres to Alexander Colyer and James Sears from William Gragg
Property on Pitman Creek by modern day Clay Hill Rd, Somerset Ky. This property had coal on it that was excluded from sale. Evidently this is Where Alexander Colyer got land that he built a flour mill on Pitman Creek that is referred to on Burnside's Civil War map. 
 
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1854 or 1855 death records Pulaski County Kentucky
1854 or 1855 death records Pulaski County Kentucky
Shows death of Stephen Colyer at age 18 son of John and Lydia Colyer 
 
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1855 Mary 'Polly' Blevins Colyer death record
1855 Mary "Polly" Blevins Colyer death record
Jefferson County KY, daughter of Samuel Blevins 
 
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1855 Pulaski County Ky Deaths: John W Colyer
1855 Pulaski County Ky Deaths: John W Colyer
Shows a John W Colyer died Tyhphoid Fever son of John and POLLY. See discussion of John Colyer 1781 first wife 
 
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1855 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis
1855 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis
 
 
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1856 Deaths Pulaski County Ky
1856 Deaths Pulaski County Ky
Shows Rebecca Colyer, daughter of Stephen and Niagara Colyer 19 months 
 
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1859 Kentucky Geological Survey
1859 Kentucky Geological Survey
Mentions Collier's (Colyer's) Mill on Pitman Creek believed to have been built by Charles Colyer Sr. (per property tax records 1820) who appears on census and estate settlement of nearby resident John Langdon whose house was at current day hwy 192 at Pitman Creek in Pulaski County Ky. House was later residence of John Colyer born 1781. See Civil War map on this site showing Colyer's Mill on Pitman Creek. 
 
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1860 census Charles Granade Colyer
1860 census Charles Granade Colyer
 
 
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1860 census Richard Collyer Rockcastle county Ky
1860 census Richard Collyer Rockcastle county Ky
 
 
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1860 U.S. census Chenango County NY, John T Curtis
1860 U.S. census Chenango County NY, John T Curtis
 
 
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1861 Civil War map with Somerset inset showing Sublimity Rd (now hwy 192) and Rush Branch Rd
1861 Civil War map with Somerset inset showing Sublimity Rd (now hwy 192) and Rush Branch Rd
This map seems to lead one to the conclusion that the KY legislative act of 1835 on this site for road construction was concerning current Rush Branch Road (formerly known as the Whitley Road in Pulaski County Court Order). The 1861 Civil War map on this site appears to clearly show Rush Branch road at the time crossed over Buck Creek (now since lake formation in 1950's road ends at Buck Creek) and went down to the coal mines on this 1861 map and coincides with language in 1835 Legislative Act. Therefore, it may be that current hwy 192(formerly known as Sublimity Road since 1858 Act, but formerly in pulaski court orders known as the Saltworks Rd) was improved by the 1853 or so Legislative Act sponsored by Christopher Columbus Graham to his resort at Sublimity Springs. 
 
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1861 Pulaski County Ky deaths
1861 Pulaski County Ky deaths
Shows Nancy E Colyer death child: tomb stone shows 2 years old, but his death record shows 4 years old. Also Shows death of 1 year old Black Slave child 
 
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1861 Pulaski County Ky Geology Report
1861 Pulaski County Ky Geology Report
based on survey in 1858-1859 and names Colyer's Mill, Pitman Creek, Blazed and Long Hollow, Salt Work Road. Coal was mined and a small train took coal from top of current day Clay Hill Rd to intersection of current hwy 192 and Pitman Creek to original Ruth Ky store operated by Mathew Warren, then Mr Alexander, then Ad Colyer then Ridners. Report Calls area at current Burnside Ky as Texas District. 
 
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1864 Burnside area Civil War map (10 meg size)
1864 Burnside area Civil War map (10 meg size)
to right side, shows Ruth Ky area and John Colyer house(then occupied by Andrew Warren) at Pitman Creek. Note that down the road (currently called Clay Hill Road) that runs next to Pitman Creek, is Colyer Mill. I suspect that this mill belonged to Charles Colyer, uncle to John Colyer. See Charles Colyer who received first court order in 1799 for grist mill on Buck Creek Pulaski County and 1822 road order along Pitman creek mentioning land of Charles "Colyear". The map also shows neighbor named Keeney whose name is referenced in a road project in Court Orders Book 5 Pulaski County starting at Widow Langdon's...ie John Colyer house. Thanks to Joe at Ky Dept of Highways Dist. 8 office Somerset for this map. Note that this map is for Burnside area. Other 1861 maps on this site for civil war seem to show current hwy 192 (formerly Sublimity rd.) Therefore this area on this Burnside map may not show it due to purpose not to show roads insignificant to Burnside...ie Sublimity toll road going to resort. 
 
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1864 Kentucky State Senate vote by Cyrenius Waite Soldier Voting
1864 Kentucky State Senate vote by Cyrenius Waite Soldier Voting
Ironic bill vote in February 1864 by Cyrenius Waite to allow Union Soldiers from Kentucky to vote for 1864 Presidential election, where nationwide this was thought to highly favor Lincoln for re-election in midst of Civil War. Cyrenius Waite being largest slave holder in Pulaski County KY. Kentucky was only state south of Mason-Dixon line to allow this and yet its majority voted in election against Lincoln as did its Union soldiers by 70%. Then again, KY may have been about only state south of Mason Dixon Line to be permitted to vote in this war time election. 
 
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1865 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis
1865 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis
 
 
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1869 Kentucky Court Appeals case land dispute
1869 Kentucky Court Appeals case land dispute
Involves Cyrenius Waite, Lindsey Colyer, Samuel Black. Note the economic devastation on land values during Civil War in Pulaski County. Land purchased for $1 per acre in 1857, sold at 20 cents an acre at auction in 1869. 
 
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1870 Census John Thurston Curtis NY
1870 Census John Thurston Curtis NY
Status: LocatedYou must download and install the special Deju browser plug in from here to read this .(djvu format) showing John Thurston Curtis living in South Otselic NY, Chenango County working as a subcontractor for railroad. (likely getting lumber for railroad ties…..as that is what his son Fred did in Kentucky and may have been what brought John T Curtis to Kentucky as railroad was built out reaching Somerset in 1877. Note that John Thurston Curtis is shown as owning $7,000 of real estate at this date.
 
 
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1870 U.S. census record Chenango County NY, John T. Curtis
1870 U.S. census record Chenango County NY, John T. Curtis
 
 
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1873 Andrew Warren deed adds Waddle land Cave Spring to Colyer Farm purchased 1865.
1873 Andrew Warren deed adds Waddle land Cave Spring to Colyer Farm purchased 1865.
Deed description sounds like Andrew Warren added land further down Pitman creek that included the cave spring on current strawberry Rd totaling 175 acres to the John Colyer farm. Mathew Warren, his son had purchased some of the adjoining land that had been owned by Linsey R Colyer. Pulaski County Deeds 27-163 
 
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1873 Pulaski County Ky Property Tax Record
1873 Pulaski County Ky Property Tax Record
Colyers in east Somerset area 
 
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1874 Pulaski County Death records
1874 Pulaski County Death records
Shows Sawl Colyer 9 years old son of Lindsey Robert Colyer and also shows William Colyer 3 years old son of Charles Richard Colyer 
 
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1874 Pulaski County Kentucky Property tax Lindsey Colyer
1874 Pulaski County Kentucky Property tax Lindsey Colyer
Not sure if this is Lindsey Randall or Lindsey Robert Colyer 
 
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1874 Pulaski County Kentucky Property tax records
1874 Pulaski County Kentucky Property tax records
Various Colyer; Shows John G (Granade) Colyer next to Meece whom he his wife bought property from and Cyrenius Waite Colyer. 
 
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1874 Pulaski County Property Tax
1874 Pulaski County Property Tax
Shows Linsey R(Randall) Colyer and Cyrenius Waite Colyer 
 
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1874 Pulaski County Property Tax Colyers
1874 Pulaski County Property Tax Colyers
Various Colyer property East Pulaski County Pitman Creek etc . Notice that Bluford(Buford) and Rebecca Colyer are next to the Haynes property that likely is current day Haynes Cemetery in Jugornot area of Pulaski County in Jugornot Hollow. Notice that on this 1874 list, it shows Charles Colyer (same as 1873 showing as John G Colyer which encourages my guess that his full name was Charles John Granade Colyer). Also note Alexander Colyer with about 500 acres that I guess is land currently all woods that is owned next to old Colyer/Warren Farm on Pitman Creek) later records shows next to Warren and Allen farm(current at Pitman creek and hwy 192) and next to Keeny property reflected on Civil War Map of Burnside this website. 
 
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1874 Pulaski County Property tax showing Andrew Warren
1874 Pulaski County Property tax showing Andrew Warren
Shows Andrew Warren property (purchased from John Colyer heirs including Charles Granade Colyer) next to James Allen property as was discussed in Charles Granade Colyer obituary in Republican newspaper on this website. 
 
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1875 Jugornot district of Pulaski County Ky property tax
1875 Jugornot district of Pulaski County Ky property tax
Shows Buford, William Memes Colyer, Alexander Colyer, Rebecca Colyer (Rebecca was Buford[Bluford] Colyer wife and next to Haynes. See Haynes cemetery in Jugornot Hollow section Pulaski County 
 
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1875 Pulaski County Kentucky property tax Colyers
1875 Pulaski County Kentucky property tax Colyers
shows James "Alexander" Colyer with property next to James Allen and Andrew Warren (the old John Colyer property per deed on this website) and Lindsey Colyer (evidently Lindsey Robert Colyer since next to in law Richardson) 
 
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1875 Pulaski County Kentucky property tax: Willaim Colyer(Collier)
1875 Pulaski County Kentucky property tax: Willaim Colyer(Collier)
 
 
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1875 Pulaski County Kentucy property tax: Granade
1875 Pulaski County Kentucy property tax: Granade
shows Charles Granade Colyer consistent with prior years about 75-80 acres next to Meece on Pitman Creek; Also shows John Wesley Colyer and C Richard Colyer? 
 
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1875 Pulaski County Ky property tax records
1875 Pulaski County Ky property tax records
shows Charles Richard Colyer, Lindsey Colyer, Cyrenius Waite Colyer, Mary Silver Colyer. 
 
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1875 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis
1875 U.S. census, Chenango County NY, Seth Curtis
 
 
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1880 Census Kentucky
1880 Census Kentucky
Status: LocatedYou must download and install the special Deju browser plug in from here to read this .(djvu format) showing John Thurston Curtis living in Lincoln county Kentucky as Farmer
 
 
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1880 census, Henry & Samantha Warren; Andrew Warren, Mathew Warren 20 yrs old; John W Colyer the grandson; Lindsey Randall Colyer family
1880 census, Henry & Samantha Warren; Andrew Warren, Mathew Warren 20 yrs old; John W Colyer the grandson; Lindsey Randall Colyer family
 
 
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1880 Pulaski County Ky U.S. census
1880 Pulaski County Ky U.S. census
Shows James Alexander Colyer with daughter named Polly. Could it be that she was named for Alex's mother ? Therefore, was John Colyer of 1781 1st wife named Polly rather than Martha Minus ? 
 
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1884 deed from Andrew Warren to Henry Warren 75 acres
1884 deed from Andrew Warren to Henry Warren 75 acres
Trace of John Colyer home place deed that was sold to Andrew Warren....this is Andrew Warren transferring part to son Henry. Another 1884 deed to son William H Warren, transfers another 56 acres. Have not identified yet where other acres went to total the 200 sold by John Colyer to Andrew Warren. One son of Andrew Warren , Mathew, I have not found any land to him yet. Mathew who was first Ruth Ky postmaster, did purchase some acres across street from heirs of Alexander Colyer by court ordered auction. Not that road is referred to Rockcastle Springs Rd. Based on obituary of Charles Grenade Colyer in Somerset Republican paper 1910, it was later referred to as Sublimity Springs Rd. Earliest records refer to it as Salt Works Rd. After 1910 it was known as Ruth Rd and lately as hwy 192. 
 
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1884 deed transfer 56 acres Andrew Warren to son William H Warren
1884 deed transfer 56 acres Andrew Warren to son William H Warren
 
 
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1886 deed Lucinda Hargis Meece and husband Ephraim Meece
1886 deed Lucinda Hargis Meece and husband Ephraim Meece
Inherited land evidently from Lucinda Hargis mother, Mahala Baker, located at head of Long Hollow at Buck Creek Pulaski County KY. Shows evidence of all Lucinda Hargis Meece brothers/sisters. Could this be the Sears School House property owned by Russell Hargis in 2016 ? 
 
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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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