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|Birth||18 Dec 1859|
|Died||23 Jan 1924|
|Person ID||I00817||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||14 Jul 2016|
|Father||Andrew Warren, b. 12 Feb 1819, Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky , d. 1 Jan 1900, Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky|
|Mother||Nancy Elizabeth Price, b. 12 Dec 1820, Price Valley, Pulaski County, Kentucky , d. 6 Mar 1897, Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky|
|Married||6 Jan 1840||Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky|
|Family ID||F07748||Group Sheet|
|Photos||Ruth Ky store about 1940|
This photo of the Old Ruth Store was reprinted in the Somerset KY newspaper The Commonwealth Journal 11/2/13. According to Verda May Hines Hughes, the Zimmer store was located further out current day hwy 192 at the corner of current Stewart Rd
|Ruth KY store|
This is a picture of the Ruth Ky store at Pitman Creek as it appeared about 1940 according to Harold Colyer who remembers it as a boy. Thanks to Harold Colyer for this photo. This store stood on the opposite side of the road from the Warren/Colyer house currently standing at Ptiman creek. This is the version of the store that was reported by Mrs. Iva Dean Ridner and Lyman Alexander to have been washed into Pitman creek in a flood about 1948.
Somerset Journal: June 8, 1938 Half interest: John Alexander has bought a half interest in Elbert Alexander’s store at Ruth.
|Documents||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.
|1888 Pulaski County KY post office report|
Mathew Warren opens first post office at Juno, which later became Ruth in early 1900's.
|1910 Census Mathew Warren, Dry Goods store keeper, Single. Evidently the Ruth store at Pitman Creek|
|1880 census, Henry & Samantha Warren; Andrew Warren, Mathew Warren 20 yrs old; John W Colyer the grandson; Lindsey Randall Colyer family|
|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.
|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.
|1900 deed John Colyer , Ruth Ky farm, passed from heirs of Andrew Warren to Henry M. Warren|
Pulaski County deed book 69-619