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Way back in 1929 there were a number of merchants in Richmond whose names I recognize, some which I do not. This is not a comprehensive survey of Richmond but a listing of some 10 merchants who had advertisements on the back of a church bulletin…

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When Thomas S. Moberly, M.D. died December 14, 1884, he was so highly thought of in Madi-son and surrounding counties that there were many expressions of grief and praise in the news-papers. A great host of friends and acquaintances attended the…

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Boonesborough was the first fortified station in Kentucky. Built in 1775, it survived Indian attacks in 1777 and 1778. At Boonesborough was convened the first legislature west of the Al-legheny mountains. At this first session, Daniel Boone…

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Here are three interesting news stories from May of 1939 as reported in the Richmond Daily Register. On Monday, May 8, 1939, Richmond attorney C.C. Wallace, spoke to the Richmond Exchange Club at their weekly meeting at the Colyer's Tea Room on…

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The recent death of Mrs. Ed Wayman brought back a lot of memories of people of Richmond in the 1930s and 1940's. People who were mainly my Father's friends, but who also became mine. Mr. and Mrs. Wayman came to Richmond about the same time as my…

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There are two other Baptist churches mentioned in S.J. Conkwright's book, History of the Churches of Boone's Creek Baptist Association of Kentucky (1923), besides those already written up in this column. They are Hind's Creek and Fairview. Hind's…

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Alexander Campbell was a Scots Presbyterian, who became a Baptist, and then formed his own church, known today as the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church). Some of his followers use the name Church of Christ. Other denominations called them…

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S. J. Conkwright published his History of the Churches of Boone's Creek Baptist Association of Kentucky in 1923. While most of the churches were in Clark County, some were in Madison. Here is what Conkwright had to say about the Drowning Creek…

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S.J. Conkwright published his History of the Churches of Boone's Creek Baptist Association of Kentucky in 1923. Most of the churches are in Clark County, although members also came from Beattyville, Booneville, Irvine, and Nicholasville. A number of…

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I recently ran up on some interesting facts about Madison County in an article by Dr. Jonathan T. Dorris, onetime professor of history at Eastern, founder of Eastern's museum and early author of Madison County history. Here are some of them. The…

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The Otter Creek meetinghouse in Madison County was the scene of an early 19th Century Baptist Association meeting. Delegates from 17 Baptist churches in Madison and several of the surrounding counties were approved and seated for a two-day meeting…

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James Wesley Huguley was a Madison County man who developed something of a reputation as an escapee from military prison during the Civil War, and in later life as a church leader.

Huguely was a young man of 22 when he joined the Confederate Army…

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There are many old church buildings in Madison County. Probably the oldest is Cane Springs Church which was built in 1803 and is Primitive Baptist. The Flatwoods Christian church near Waco was built in 1843. Near Speedwell is the Viney Fork Baptist…

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In the little cemetery at Goodloe's Chapel, a Baptist Church in the Southeastern section of Madison County, there stands a seven foot-high marble monument erected in 1895 at the grave of a beloved Negro preacher of the 19th Century. This tombstone,…

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A small somewhat scattered village named Brookstown in the northeast section of Madison County came into existence in the early 1800's, flourished for a number of years, and then disappeared. It was located about three miles due west of Doylesville,…

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How many people know that Sue Bennett Memorial College at London, Kentucky, is named for a Madison County lady? Not many, I would guess. It was established in 1892 by Miss Belle Harris Bennett in memory of her sister who had passed away before being…

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In 1783-85 the Tates Creek Baptist Church was founded in Madison County. Around 1830 Alexander Campbell, himself a Baptist, began preaching doctrines contrary to Baptist beliefs.

Many of the Baptist followed Campbell out of the Baptist churches…

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Madison Campbell (1823-1896) was a famous Negro preacher in Richmond and Madison County. I am indebted to his granddaughter, Mrs. Jasper (Ruth M.) Hill, for information on Bro. Campbell. Another grandchild still living in Richmond is Jordan…

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The Baptists were the first religious group in Madison County. Although Daniel Boone remained a Quaker many of his family were Baptists. Squire Boone was a Baptist preacher. The first organized Baptist church was the Tates Creek or Republican…

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Among the religious groups in Madison County are those known as The Church of God. The oldest of these is the Four Mile Avenue congregation which was organized around 1935. Some 12 years later the First Church of God was begun on the old Black…

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The First Presbyterian Church in Madison County was organized by Rev. James Crawford in 1790 at Round Top and was called the Silver Creek Church. In 1797 it merged with the Paint Lick Church. The first Presbyterian church in Richmond dates from 1827…

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