Good Reading for Researchers and General Readers
Order from the Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 394, Manchester KY 40962
606-598-5202



HEROES & SKALLYWAGS, The People Who Created Clay County Kentucky, by Charles House. This is the first of a projected two-volume detailed history of Clay County and sheds light on how the divide between the elite salt barons and the ordinary settlers shaped the character of the county that exists to this day. 331 pages with index and source notes. Price $25 plus $5.00 shipping and handling. Ky residents add 6% for Ky sales tax.

MAGGIE BOWLING’S 1913-1923 MARRIAGE BOOK - Includes bride and groom’s name, age, license and marriage date, marriage statistics and parents. Also contains a bride index. Price $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling. Ky residents add 6% for Ky sales tax.

NEWFOUND CREEK, And A One Room School Teacher From Burning Springs by Henry Banks - 169 pages. Chronicles the life of a school teacher in the Newfound and Burning Springs area in Clay County. Price $20.00 plus $5.00  shipping and handling. Ky residents add 6% for Ky sales tax.

PIPES OF A DISTANT CLANSMAN  by Gary Burns - 457 pages. Chronicles the history of a Clay County family from their Scot-Irish roots up through the Revolutionary War and their life in Clay County. Price $20.00 plus $5.00  shipping and handling. Ky residents add 6% for Ky sales tax.

BLAME IT ON SALT by Charles House­ - (Revised, with index) The first 150 years of an unruly county and some of its people. Clay County history through the lives of an extended family. Soft cover, 320 pages. Price $20.00 plus $5.00  shipping and handling. Ky residents add 6% for Ky sales tax.

KENTUCKY PONDERS SUPPLEMENT, 367 pages, indexed. SALE! $25.00 ppd. (Note that the book “Kentucky Ponders” is out of print.) Order “Kentucky Ponders Supplement” from the Society office or from:
Patricia Saupe 5411 Briarwood Dr. Aurora, IN 47001-3026 or Fox T. Ponder  2500 W. Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY  42642-9319

HISTORY OF CLAY COUNTY, published in the Manchester Guardian from May to December 1932. Soft cover, contains index of names.  Price: $12.50, plus $5.00  shipping and handling.  KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

1807-1923 MARRIAGE INDEX, the book is indexed alphabetically by groom and also by bride, date applied for marriage license, date of actual marriage, and file box number at the Clerks Office.
MEMBERS PRICE:    $25.00, plus $5.00 for  shipping, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.
NON-MEMBERS PRICE:     $32.00, plus $5.00 for shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

1900 CLAY COUNTY CENSUS - VOL. 1
MEMBERS PRICE:    $17.00, plus $5.00 for shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.
NON-MEMBERS PRICE:    $19.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

1900 CLAY COUNTY CENSUS - VOL. 2
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NON-MEMBERS PRICE:    $19.00, plus $5.00 for shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

1910 CLAY COUNTY CENSUS - VOL 1
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NON-MEMBERS PRICE:    $20.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

1910 CLAY COUNTY CENSUS - VOL 2
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NON-MEMBERS PRICE:    $20.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

1930 CLAY COUNTY CENSUS - VOL. 1
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NON-MEMBERS PRICE:    $21.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax..

1930 CLAY COUNTY CENSUS - VOL. 2
MEMBERS PRICE:    $19.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.
NON-MEMBERS PRICE:    $21.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

WHEN THEY HANGED THE FIDDLER by Jess Wilson
Soft back, large print, Price: $20.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.
SUGAR POND AND THE FRITTER TREE by Jess Wilson
Soft back, large print, Price: $20.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.
Hard back, Price: $25.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

FROM HUCKLEBERRY TO POSSUM TROT by Jess Wilson
Price: $25.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

LIFE AND TRAIL OF DOCTOR ABNER BAKER
Soft back, large print, Price: $20.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, KY residents add 6% for KY sales tax.

MEMBERS PUBLISHED BOOKS
JAMES AND ELIZABETH JOSEPH LEWIS - the book, softbound, 75 pages includes an index.  Price: $12.00 plus $2.16 postage.  Order from: *Nancy C. Early Grubbs, 14303 Apple Tree, Houston, TX  77079

THE DESCENDANTS OF SAMUEL LINK MORGAN - the book is soft bound, 67 pages of family genealogy, including a name index. Price: $12.00 plus  postage.  Order from: Nancy C. Early Grubbs, 14303 Apple Tree, Houston, TX  77079

DESCENDANTS OF DILLION ASHER AND SALLY DAVIS (2006 Edition) -  14,000 names, 400 pgs.  Price: $30.00 postage paid.

DESCENDANTS OF DILLION ASHER AND NANCY DAVIS  ASHER (2006 Edition) -  23,000 names of descendants and spouses. Price $35.00 postage paid.

THE WILLIAM COLLETT FAMILY OF SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY (2006 Edition) - contains 14,000 names, 400 pgs. Price: $30.00 postage paid. For any of the above three (3) books, you may order from: Hildegard Hendrickson, 2559 NE 96th., Seattle, WA  98115 hildegar@seattleu.edu
   
THE ROBERTS FAMILY COOK BOOK - FAVORITE RECIPES - spiral bound, soft cover, contains 110 pgs, plus index.  For more information contact authors: Mac & Linda Sibley, 2840 Mt. Zion Rd., Midlothian, TX  76065

JOHN J. DICKEY DIARY - a transcription of the entire microfilm Reel #3 of the Dickey Diaries.  The book is paperback, 8 1/2 x 11, has comb binding and includes pages 1593-2556 (963 diary pgs) and is indexed.  Price: $50.00 includes postage to U.S. addresses, PA residents add 6% sales tax.

JOHN J. DICKEY DIARY - a transcription of the entire microfilm Reel #4 of the Dickey Diaries.  The book is paperback, 8 1/2 x 11, has comb binding and includes pages 2557-3526 (969 diary pgs) and is indexed.  Price: $40.00 includes postage to U.S. addresses, PA residents add 6% sales tax.
If you mention the Clay County Historical Society with your order, I will donate $10.00 to the Society for each book sold.  Order from: Janette Dees Burke, 2421 Giant Oaks Dr., Pittsburgh, PA  15241

PIONEERS OF BEECH CREEK CEMETERY BOOK - Including Little Beech Creek, Harts Branch, Sally Lyttle Branch and Coal Hollow.  Price: $11.00 + $1.50 for postage.
PIONEERS OF BEECH CREEK, CLAY COUNTY, KY - Hardcover book contains 400 pages, 600 old photographs, 25 family surnames, Bowling, Combs, Deaton, Depew, Dezarn, Fields, Gambrel, Gilbert, Goins, Hacker, Herd/Hurd, Hibbard, Hounchell, Hubbard, Inyart, Jackson, Jones, Lyttle, Patrick, Samples, Sizemore, Smith, Taylor and Webb.  Including Harts Branch, Sally Lyttle Branch, Coal Hollow, Lyttleton and Hector.  Price: $48.00 includes taxes, plus $2.00 postage.   To order:
    Harold O. Goins, 5571 Chatfield Dr., Fairfield, OH  45014    Ph. (513)829-5120

INDEX TO MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE OBITUARIES, 1980 - 1989        $ 10.00
INDEX TO MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE OBITUARIES, 1990            $   3.00
INDEX TO MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE OBITUARIES, 1991            $   3.00
INDEX TO MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE OBITUARIES, 1992            $   3.00
INDEX TO MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE OBITUARIES, 1993            $   3.00
INDEX TO MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE OBITUARIES, 1994            $   3.00
INDEX TO MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE OBITUARIES, 1995            $   3.00
INDEX TO SENTINEL ECHO (Laurel Co.) OBITUARIES, 1990 - 1994        $   5.00
2 books individual yrs $5.00; 3 books individual yrs $7.50; 4 books individual yrs $10.00; 5 books individual yrs $12.50
Order from: Fred L. Davis, 5444 Peterson Ln, Apt. 2020, Dallas, TX  75240-5129

MANCHESTER MEMORIAL GARDENS - spiral bound, information included is name of deceased, birth date, death date, death place, spouse’s name, marriage date, marriage place, and parent’s names.  Price: $20.00 + $5.00 priority postage.
CLAY COUNTY MARRIAGES 1924-1934 - spiral bound, also includes place of birth, parents names for both bride and groom. Price: $20.00 + $5.00 postage for priority shipping, KY residents add $1.20 for KY sales tax. 
Order both from: Maggie Bowling, 3712 N. Hwy 421, Manchester, KY  40962

BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS - A story of a girl growing up in the small mountain town of Manchester, KY at the turn of the 20th century.  Read about her many true adventures. Order from: Lucy Lois Cloyd Smith, 7 Allen Ct, Fredericksburg, VA  22405

CLAY COUNTY FAMILY ROOTS AND BEYOND, VOL. 1 - The book has the following families: Allyon, Burchell, Childs, Collins, Dickinson, Doyle, Eversole, Felty, Finley, Garrard 1, Garrard 2, Harris, Hipshire, Inyard, Keith, Langdon, Laughram, Mooney, Neeley, Price, Rawlings, Root, Sawyer, Sims, Smallwood, Tipton, Wagers 1, Wagers 2, Wolfe 1 and Wolfe 2.  It also contains 5 maps, 52 pictures, plus Garrard descendant interview for a total of 302 pages.   Price: $30.00 + $4.80 for priority mail, KY residents add $1.80 for sales tax.

CLAY COUNTY FAMILY ROOTS AND BEYOND, VOL. 2
- The book has the following families:  Bates, Brewster, Church, Cope 1, Cope 2, Downey 1, Downey 2, Harris, McDaniel, Maupin, Potter 1, Potter 2, Ruth, Sparks, Whitehead and Wooton.  It also contains 8 maps, 117 pictures for a total of 281 pages.  Price: $27.00 + $4.80 for priority mail, KY residents add $1.62 for sales tax.

CLAY COUNTY FAMILY ROOTS AND BEYOND, VOL. 3 - The book has the following families:  John and Massa Hacker and their 10 children, but mainly on their 4 sons, Samuel, Julius, Claiborne and Granville Hacker.  It contains 5 maps, 16 pictures for a total of 230 pages.   Price: $25.00 + $4.80 for priority mail, KY residents add $1.50 for sales tax.

CLAY COUNTY FAMILY ROOTS AND BEYOND, VOL. 4 - The book has the following families: Biggs, Caywood, Corum 1, Corum 2, Cotton, Curry, Depew, Eagle, Gibbs, Hobbs, Hyde 1, Hyde 2, Livingstone, Massey, Redman, Rice 1, Rice 2, Walden 1, Walden 2, Word, and a Keith update.  It contains 4 maps and 39 pictures for a total of 240 pages.  Price: $25.00 + $4.80 for priority mail, KY residents add $1.50 for sales tax.

CLAY COUNTY FAMILY ROOTS AND BEYOND, VOL. 5 - The book has the following families:  Eversoles - NOW AVAILABLE

CLAY COUNTY FAMILY ROOTS AND BEYOND, VOL. 6 - The book has the following families: (subject to change) Mayfield, Cheek, Petree, Mooney, Hall, Greer 1, Greer 2, Nicholson, Minton, Drake, Pennington, Hobb 2, Townsend, Wallace, addition and correction for Vol 1-4  out in 2008.

To order:    *James E. Welch, 54 Creekstone, London, KY  40741  jwelch@kih.net



Charles House's new detailed history of the people who created Clay County Kentucky. "In no county in Kentucky was there such a clear line between the elites and the ordinary settlers. The line between the heroes and skallywags was a bit less clear."
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