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From: Wayne Lucore <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Muhlenberg County KY
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:11:11 -0800 (PST)
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My 5th grt granduncle, Christian Gish b. 1756 Lancaster, PA, d. 1814 Muhlenberg Co, KY, brought his entire family of nine to Muhlenberg Co, KY, after a sojourn in Botetourt Co, VA. Originally all or most of them were Brethren, but some became Baptists, as Merle mentions. They intermarried with France/Frantz, Noffsinger, and other Brethren families, and their spreading out in Muhlenberg Co, shortly after it was formed in 1797, is pretty well documented in the book "Christian Gish of Virginia" compiled by Josephine Costello Huffaker, a Gish descendant.

Wayne Lucore

Merle Rummel wrote:
Originally this was called "Green River Country" - Muhlenberg County was
primarily formed out of Logan County (originally Lincoln County). Logan
County is now just the county that is south of Muhlenberg. East of
Muhlenberg and Logan Counties was Warren County, the south part of it is
now Simpson County.

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