The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Volume 9

The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Volume 9

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...in what is now Rockingham county, but then known as Augusta county. His grandfather, John Slavins came from the North of Ireland and settled in the above named valley and county. Here his children were born. When the youngest was five years old he removed to near the headwaters of Jackson river where he lived the rest of his days. From that old Virginia farm the grandfather and three of his sons, William, John and Isaiah went into the Revolutionary war. Isaiah, the father of Dr. John Slavins, was only eighteen years old when he enlisted, serving two years. When his sons, Stewart, Thomas and John (the subject of this sketch) enlisted at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky in the war of 1812, he also joined saying, that he had to go along to take care of the boys. Dr. Slavins was married April 18th, 1821, to Miss Sophia A. Graham, of Bath county, Kentucky. For the benefit of those young ladies who believe in dreams or the encouragement of those who are interested in the study of psychology it will be interesting to relate the curious fact that Miss Graham dreamed of Dr. Slavins, as yet unknown to her, -as her future husband and in so vivid a manner that she was enabled to recognize him at first sight. Seeing the man of her dream accidently one day on a crowded street of Mt. Sterling, she told her mother on her return home that she had seen the man whom she would marry. He never forgot his army life and was always drawn toward the soldier. He and Col. Anderson, afterwards of Fort Sumter fame, were congenial friends during the latter's residence here as Commandant of the Government Home for Soldiers. He was a Mason of high attainments and warm zeal, and always stood a faithful guard over the secrets of the order..During his last illness his mind, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236904567
  • 9781236904560