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Garden of the Gospels section of Mt Olivet Cemetery, grave site of Charles G. Colyer Jr.
Garden of the Gospels section of Mt Olivet Cemetery, grave site of Charles G. Colyer Jr.
Status: Located 
 
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Gene Curtis, from Somerset Ky Obit
Gene Curtis, from Somerset Ky Obit
 
 
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Glenn Curtis with Mother Savanah
Glenn Curtis with Mother Savanah
Status: Located 
 
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Grave of Arthur St. Clair Colyar
Grave of Arthur St. Clair Colyar
Grave of A.S Colyar in Nashville TN 
 
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grave stone Cyrenius Wait
grave stone Cyrenius Wait
In Sinking Creek cemetery Somerset Ky 
 
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Greenwood Ky Lewis home L-R:  Ray Colyer, Bryan Lewis,  Owens Lewis, Magola Lewis, Leona Lewis Colyer
Greenwood Ky Lewis home L-R: Ray Colyer, Bryan Lewis, Owens Lewis, Magola Lewis, Leona Lewis Colyer
 
 
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Harold Colyer
Harold Colyer
Taken at Clay Hill Baptist Church iphone 11/6/13 
 
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Harold Colyer
Harold Colyer
On his 350 acre cattle farm off Strawberry Rd/Rush Branch Rd, Somerset Ky. 
 
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Harold Colyer Farm on Rush Branch and Strawberry Rd Somerset Ky
Harold Colyer Farm on Rush Branch and Strawberry Rd Somerset Ky
According to Harold, he bought the farm at auction from his father, Neal's, estate. Over the years he had added about 300 acres to his father's family farm. Harold said in telephone interview 9/6/13 he was born and raised on this farm. 
 
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Harold Morrison in 1966
Harold Morrison in 1966
1966 Album cover from the Wilburn Brothers TV show. Harold and Loretta Lynn were regulars, but Ernest Tubb was a guest. This is the European relase....the U.S. release was on Decca Records. 
 
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Harold Morrison with Loretta Lynn on set of early Wilburn Bros. TV show 1962
Harold Morrison with Loretta Lynn on set of early Wilburn Bros. TV show 1962
 
 
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Harry Colyer
Harry Colyer
 
 
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Henry and Samantha Warren; RS Keeney; history of Clay Hill Baptist Church Ruth KY
Henry and Samantha Warren; RS Keeney; history of Clay Hill Baptist Church Ruth KY
See here https://curtisamerica.com/documents/LouisaColyerpension.pdf where R.S. Keeney files affidavit in support of Lousia Jane Meece Colyer confederate pension application. She was wife of Charles Granade Colyer. 
 
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homestead of John Colyer
homestead of John Colyer
Status: LocatedThe original John Colyer farm was located at what is currently highway 192 at Pittman creek. Here is a 2004 picture of house standing where original homestead of John Colyer stood according to Elaine Avera. Per hand notes of Edith Colyer Curtis, a slave cemetery stood 1/4 mile up hill on same side of street as this house. 
 
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homestead of John Colyer
homestead of John Colyer
Status: LocatedThe original John Colyer farm was located at what is currently highway 192 at Pittman creek. Here is picture of a house that might be of one standing where original homestead of John Colyer stood according to Elaine Avera. The ancient photograph may be the same house as it existed when the John Colyer family lived there. The photo was found in the home of Ray Colyer , Frankfort KY in 2005. You will note that it is an ancient photo (mid to late 1800ís) that had an artistís enhancements such as charcoal/water color touch ups and colorization applied. I traced the deed of the John Colyer property located on current hwy 192 Somerset Ky at the Pulaski County courthouse to a deed located on this site in documents, wherein it proves that the property located at hwy 192 at Pitman Creek is in fact the home place of John Colyer Sr. John Colyer bought the majority if not all the property from a Langdon family by deed in 1842. It is believed the house was built in 1805 (date determined by scientific tree ring dating dendrochronology report). The property was sold by the heirs of John Colyer in September 1865 to Andrew Warren per deed on this site. Per hand notes of Edith Colyer Curtis, a slave cemetery stood 1/4 mile up hill on same side of street as this house. According to Kentucky Place Names publ 1988 Univ Ky Press Robert Rennick, The first post office at this area was established by Mathew Warren July 1888 and called Juno. It was closed 1896. In 1908, a local shopkeeper named Rufe Ashurst reopened it naming it for daughter Ruth, with Mathew Warren again becoming postmaster in 1916. Rufe Ashurst's wife, Ms. Cox, is buried in Soule's Chapel Cemetery per boyscout inventory project of cemetery. Rufe Ashurst was the city of Somerset Engineer per Mar 20 1906 Interior Journal newspaper. He also acted as land agent.

The old photo original has written on back "Colyer, 2109 Ross Ave."
After internet search it was determined that there is not a ross avenue currently in somerset ky. There is however a 2109 ross ave. in fort worth texas. Could this have been where Sam Colyer lived in 1910 ? It is known from family history stories that Sam lived in Ft. Worth for a while and then came back to Somerset after his dad died at the request of his mother.

Maps of Ft. Worth today show this address 2109 Ross Ave. near 21st street in Ft Worth. Search of familysearch.org shows 1910 census of Ft. Worth with Sam Collier and wife Leona and daughter Ruby in the 12th ward. They show Sam as 25 years old, wife as 23 years old daughter Ruby 3 years old.

It was determined that it appears that 2109 Ross Ave, currently one block off 21st St. is in the 12th ward.

THEREFORE, I CONCLUDE THE OLD HOUSE PHOTO BELONGED TO SAM COLYER FAMILY AND THEY HAD WRITTEN THEIR FT. WORTH ADDRESS ON THE BACK OF THE PHOTO WHEN LIVING THERE IN FT. WORTH TEXAS. The foundation, concrete porch and other architecture makes for a conclusion that the picture is NOT of the Sam Colyer residence in Ft Worth Texas. My guess is that a frame shop wrote the Colyer name and Texas address on the back to know whom it belonged once framed. Reviewing the city directory of Ft. Worth TX from 1908 reveals that Sam Colyer lived at 2109 Ross Ave. Google street view of 2109 Ross Ave shows a large 2 story house there today. This could be house from 1908. City directory appears to show two residents at that address and other notations indicating that possibly two families rented the large two story house at 2109 Ross Ave. Conclusion: the old picture of house is not that of 2109 Ross Ave, therefore must have been notation re owner of picture Sam Colyer to identify.

Based on excavation during renovation, it is thought that the 3 foot high enclosed area to left of porch was the water well next to kitchen.

Tax records on this page show that the property first appeared in 1805 to Henry Waggoner. Dendroarchaelogical reports on this page show logs were cut therefore built in 1805. Deed on this page dated 1813 sale from Henry Waggoner to John Langdon 1813. Tax records 1814 show John Langdon. Based on recent restoration work, and expert advise from Mark Bowe of Greenbriar WV observation, that the house faced the creek when built based on ceiling rafter direction. That the fireplace in this picture was originally a back door. There are two covered 2nd story windows on this fireplace wall in the log structure, which would have been back windows. The original fireplaces would have been on the right and left side of the main structure. The roof would likely have been on the structure the opposite direction to this picture. Based on this and examination during restoration, it is concluded that when John Colyer purchased the home in 1842, a major remodel was done to accomodate his large family. At that time the roof direction was reversed and the side fireplaces removed to accomodate the addition to the right in this picture of the dormitory and on the left of this picture of the summer kitchen and dogtrot. The 1842 remodel also would have put the chimney in the back door as seen in this picture. It is thought at this time the staircase in the home was moved to current location. At his time, the chimney holes on either side were likely enlarged to accommodate the addition of the dog trot/kitchen and side dormitory building. There were other major remodels done to the house in 1865-1900 when the Warren family purchased the home. The ceilings were raised from pioneer era 7 foot level and interior log walls were covered with paneling. 
 
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homestead of John Colyer after restoration project 2013
homestead of John Colyer after restoration project 2013
Restoration project complete on John Colyer house at hwy 192 and Pitman Creek. 
 
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Howard Botkin (right) and Carter Joel Botkin 1977
Howard Botkin (right) and Carter Joel Botkin 1977
Visiting Howard Botkin parents' grave Somerset Ky City Cemetery 
 
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Howard Botkin 1977
Howard Botkin 1977
On a geneaology visit to Missouri with family crest 
 
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Huey Ellis Morrison and wife Cinda Mackey
Huey Ellis Morrison and wife Cinda Mackey
 
 
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Hugh (Hewey) Morrison grave
Hugh (Hewey) Morrison grave
 
 
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Hughes house on Strawberry Rd, Ruth KY (somerset)
Hughes house on Strawberry Rd, Ruth KY (somerset)
House next to mill on Strawberry Rd. LR Hugh Bratschi, Alfred Hughes, Noel Hail, Elizabeth Hughes, Andrew Colyer, Eliza Hughes Colyer, Frank Bratschi, Nora , Fannie, Helen, Sally Hail, Ruth Colyer, Emery. 
 
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Isiah Charles Bradshaw
Isiah Charles Bradshaw
 
 
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Jack Curtis
Jack Curtis
On way to church, Lousiville 1960's 
 
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Jack Curtis
Jack Curtis
Abt 1938, In front yard of Sam Colyer on Monticello St and Hope Way Somerset Ky 
 
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Jack Curtis 2004
Jack Curtis 2004
Status: Located 
 
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Jack V. Curtis schoolboy picture
Jack V. Curtis schoolboy picture
Status: Located 
 
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James Ballou house
James Ballou house
Photo from front page of Somerset Commonwealth Journal newspaper 08/08/13 that was reprinting a Detroit newspaper article in 1950 about the flooding of town of Burnside for Lake Cumberland. 
 
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James Ballou house, Burnside KY
James Ballou house, Burnside KY
Used by Union General Burnside as headquarters during Civil War 
 
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James Chestnut
James Chestnut
From C Tom Smith photographer files Somerset Ky Library 
 
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James Curtis and wife Jemima grave
James Curtis and wife Jemima grave
Status: LocatedJames Curtis and wife Jemima grave in Moore Cemetery located at end of Corbin Road in East McDonough NY in 2002 
 
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James Curtis grave
James Curtis grave
James and Jemima Curtis new head stone replacing broken headstone in 2003. Stone was custom made to be close replica of original. Location Moore cemetery , East McDonough NY. 
 
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James Wilson Colyer
James Wilson Colyer
 
 
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Jane Cummins wedding announcement to Jack Gregory
Jane Cummins wedding announcement to Jack Gregory
 
 
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Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student
Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student
Courtesy Chicago Bauhaus Foundation 
 
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Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 1
Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 1
Courtesy of Bauhaus Chicago Foundation 
 
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Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 2
Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 2
Courtesy of Chicago Bauhaus Foundation 
 
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Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 3
Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 3
Courtesy Chicago Bauhaus Foundation 
 
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Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 4
Jewelry designed by Lera Colyer as student 4
Courtesy Chicago Bauhaus Foundation 
 
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Jimmy Chestnut Jr.
Jimmy Chestnut Jr.
 
 
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JoAnn Colyer
JoAnn Colyer
Taken 11/6/13 at Clay Hill Baptist Church 
 
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John Allen Parsons
John Allen Parsons
Genealogist 
 
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John and Lovina Fitts (sister to Seths wife Anna) Carpenter grave
John and Lovina Fitts (sister to Seths wife Anna) Carpenter grave
Status: LocatedJohn and Lovina Fitts (sister to Seths wife Anna) Carpenter grave Moore Cemetery E. McDonough NY. See documentation page for link to copy of Lovina Fitts Carpenter's will wherein she leaves money to her nephew John Thurston Curtis in Somerset KY and also to John Carpenter Curtis (her grand nephew) in Somerset KY in 1899 
 
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John Arnold Curtis Sr.
John Arnold Curtis Sr.
 
 
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John Carpenter and Earl Curtis
John Carpenter and Earl Curtis
Status: LocatedJohn Carpenter and Earl Curtis (son) standing by their Somerset Ky Flour Mill delivery truck. This was the first gasoline powered truck in Somerset according to Glenn Curtis. He said the engine was up under the seat and had a crank starter. 
 
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John Carpenter Curtis
John Carpenter Curtis
Status: LocatedThis is a photo of John Carpenter Curtis with his youngest son Glenn about 1919 
 
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John Carpenter Curtis
John Carpenter Curtis
Status: LocatedThis is a picture of John Carpenter Curtis and wife Savannah and children from about 1900 
 
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John Carpenter Curtis and his wife Savannah
John Carpenter Curtis and his wife Savannah
Status: LocatedThis is a photo of John Carpenter Curtis and his wife Savannah when they were just married. This is about 1890 
 
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John Carpenter Curtis and wife Savannah
John Carpenter Curtis and wife Savannah
Status: LocatedPer Dot Fabel, taken after great depression home foreclosure of home on Main Street while "Jack" and Vannie were living in rented house located at 218 Jasper Street, Somerset Ky. 
 
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John Carpenter Curtis Family
John Carpenter Curtis Family
Status: LocatedThis is photo of the 5 Curtis of Somerset brothers sons of John Carpenter and Savanah Botkins Curtis. Believed to have been taken in 1922 reunion mentioned in local paper of Curtis brothers. They are from young to old (bottom to top) Glenn, Arnold, Charlie, Earl, Ralph 
 
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John Carpenter Curtis house on North Main Street Somerset KY.
John Carpenter Curtis house on North Main Street Somerset KY.
Photo taken in 2004 and identified by Jack Curtis, grandson. This is house where John (Jack) Carpenter Curtis family lived during his most successful years as the builder, owner and operator of the Somerset Flour mill prior to its loss during the great depression. It is located on what is locally known as Harvey's Hill, a modern day historic district of Somerset. 
 

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