History of Union County, Kentucky; A Complete Account of the Settlement, Organization, and Government of the County

History of Union County, Kentucky; A Complete Account of the Settlement, Organization, and Government of the County

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...utter disregard in which all human laws were held by the English soldiery. The four unfortunates were starved to death while in prison. For many generations the first male child was named Jonathan, and this was a family custom. No family was ever more extensively connected, or more generally respected and beloved. Samuel Mitchell Taylor, the subject of this sketch, was sent to the common schools at Morganfield at the early age of four years, and was kept at his studies until he arrived at the age of eighteen years. Completing his education, he deter mined to cast his fortune further west, and with this, his mind made up, went to Crittenden County, Arkansas in 1847, and surveyed for his uncle, Peter G. Rives. A short time after arriving there, he was placed in charge of his uncle's plantation as superintendent or overseer, and worked in this capacity until the following September, when he gave up the place and went to Chicot County, to superintend a cotton plantation for his cousin, Dr. Jack Taylor. He served in this capacity until the cotton-picking had nearly been completed, when he was sent to finish up a water mill which was being built upon a bayou close by. This mill he completed in 1848, and then took charge of a flat-boat loaded with cotton and floated down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. While in the Crescent City his health became poor and he returned from there to Union County, and remained with his father, until the spring of 1849. On the 3d day of April of this year, he left Caseyville with a party of thirty-six gentlemen en' route overland in wagons and on mules, for the gold regions of California. The party passed through Illinois and Missouri, and took the regular route for the land of gold. On the way many...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689328X
  • 9781236893284