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From: Sharon and Joe Mills <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] my trip to Kentucky
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 20:16:56 -0500
When on a trip to Spencer County KY, some one in the Court House told us
that one man seemed to have a good understanding of the land: who had
lived where, and where boundaries had been. This was an employee of one of
the county offices involved in surveying. We didn't seek him out because
the land we wanted to see is under the Taylorsville lake now. I don't know
if you will get into Spencer, though you might find the elk Creek Church is
over the border from Nelson into Spencer. Since KY land was sold by metes
and bounds instead of congressional townships, finding the exact location
of land is hard. I hope you can find a similar knowledgeable person in
You might want to find the county historians also. John Lilly is probably
still historian for Spencer Co, but I don't know others.
There are quite a few old original records and indexes in the basement of
the administration building in Nelson Co. Some very old deeds exist in
that location. The genealogy section of the Nelson Co library is better
At 02:54 PM 5/13/2005, you wrote:
>I guess I had better elaborate -
>I intend to stop in Shelby Co KY - and try to locate the old Beech Creek
>Cemetery - to see if it is Brethren - and get a couple pictures with my
>Then I'll go on to Nelson Co - to the Elk Creek Church area -on the Salt
>River. I don't even know what to look for there - any help?
>then Drakes Creek is next - on my way to my son's home in Huntsville
>ALA. (or maybe reversed - on my way back).
>I did read that Squire Boone sold land on the Salt River to a group of
>Germans - I have no idea where -and wonder if this isn't the Elk Creek church.
>I'm really ot well prepared for research on this trip - and besides -its
>really to see my grandkids.
>Merle C Rummel
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