Home Archives: Mercer County
  1. The John Meaux Property Division

    The John Meaux Property Division

    Editor’s Note: The research presented in this report was featured in a recent episode of Finding Your Roots on PBS as it followed the ancestry of actress Maya Rudolph. By Kandie Adkinson, Administrative Specialist, Land Office Division, Office of the Secretary of State As Researched by The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Oral...

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  2. Josephine E. Williams: Uncovering the Story of a Nineteenth Century Teacher, Diarist, Poetry Lover

    Josephine E. Williams: Uncovering the Story of a Nineteenth Century  Teacher, Diarist, Poetry Lover

    By: H. Scott Hankla Introduction In my paternal grandfather’s old cherry desk was a worn, dusty portfolio made of heavy black cardboard, and on its cover and back were engravings of a building with the words “New York Crystal Palace for the Exhibition of All Nations.”  Inside the portfolio was a...

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  3. Correcting the Record: the Real Story of David Cozine Westerfield, 1825 – 1900

    Correcting the Record: the Real Story of David Cozine Westerfield, 1825 – 1900

    By: Ronald Clay Belcher David Cozine Westerfield of Mercer County, Kentucky, enlisted in 1861 and valiantly served with the Union Army, 19th Kentucky Regiment. On 2 January 1862, at Camp Harrod, Harrodsburg, his unit was mustered into service. Westerfield’s service with Company B took him from Kentucky to West Virginia...

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