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2 Second Rule Doesn’t Apply to Local Restaurant
I recently worked at Tootsie’s Diner in Nortonville Kentucky. I received verbal abuse from the owner Janice Dunlap. I am writing this to all business owners of restaurant chains and similar business.
We are only humans everyone makes mistakes. Do not verbally abuse the workers you have. Especially the workers that actually come to work and do their job!
While working for Janice Dunlap at Tootsie’s Diner. I was verbally abused just about every day I worked. A constant reminder of how and what I was doing wrong. The day I quit. Because of why I quit I made a post to my own page on Facebook. And yes the owner replied, but never responded to the allegations. That the food fell on the floor by her and she served it any way. But instead responded with something I had gotten in trouble for earlier that day.
These are some of the things I was corrected on. But not in a nice tone and she didn’t just tell you once. She would tell you twice and then give an example. She never said Please and Thank You. Never asked, and always told.
- Don’t let the food touch or hang off the plate.
- Folding the hand towels wrong
- Not putting the cheese on the bun when making a Philly Cheese. I put it on the meat.
- Don’t add milk to anything add water.
- Do not cut pizza I do that.
- Not using the fry scoop on to go fries. ( it is a large scoop and a small bag )
- Bagging wrong and boxing wrong
- Not spreading the pickles out on the sandwich.
- DO NOT plug your phone in at work. Big Fat NO NO (She went off)
- Used to many paper towels.
- No knowing which order to make a Mexican Salad.
- Not knowing how to read a ticket right. But if she didn’t put more than two orders to a ticket wouldn’t be hard to read. Quote from her, if you don’t know how to read a ticket you need to take a lesson. Well lesson number one no more than 2 orders per ticket.
How could any person talk to someone the way they do and still do this?
Dropping food on the floor and re-use it?
Knowing that the Pizza Sause has mold in it and use it anyways?
‘5-Second Rule’ Rules, Sometimes
Experts explore whether it’s safe to eat food that’s made quick contact with the floor.
By Leanna Skarnulis
WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
In households, restaurant kitchens, and almost anywhere people prepare or consume food, you’ll occasionally hear someone call out “five-second rule.” Whether it’s uttered as a way for the speaker to let others know he’s civilized, as an excuse to salvage expensive food, or as an incantation to ward off sickness, the meaning is the same: If food hits the floor and you snatch it up in less than five seconds, it’s safe to eat.”
Is the food really safe? Or should we throw it away or wash it off? WebMD talked to experts to find out what you should consider before swallowing this rule whole.
Yes, someone really has conducted a scientific study of the five-second rule. It was the project of high school senior Jillian Clarke during a six-week internship in the food science and nutrition department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Meredith Agle, then a doctoral candidate, supervised the study.
“Jillian swabbed the floors around the University in the lab, hall, dormitory, and cafeteria to see how many organisms we could isolate,” Agle tells WebMD. “We examined the swabs, and there were very few microorganisms. That surprised me. I told her to do it again.”
Food Allergy Triggers, Common and Uncommon
The results were the same. Agle has since earned her doctoral degree and is a scientist in new product development for Rich Foods in Buffalo, N.Y. “I think the floors were so clean, from a microbiological point of view, because floors are dry, and most pathogens like salmonella, listeria, or E. coli can’t survive without moisture.”
To control the study, cookies and gummi bears were placed on both rough and smooth sterile tiles covered with measured amounts of E. coli. “We did see a transfer of germs before five seconds,” Agle tells WebMD. “We were dealing with a large number of cells.”
All bets are off when it comes to carpet, damp floors, gum, or ice cream, as these were not included in the study.
Clarke also conducted a survey in which 70% of women and 56% of men said they were familiar with the rule. Women were more likely to invoke it. Not surprisingly, people are inclined to eat dropped cookies and candy more often than dropped broccoli and cauliflower.
For her work, Clarke was awarded an Ig Nobel prize in 2004 at Harvard University. Ig Nobel prizes recognize “research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think.” Also honored at the ceremony was the inventor of karaoke music.
Two experts tell WebMD you should never eat food that’s fallen on the floor.
“At least, wash it first,” says Ruth Frechman, MA, RD, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. “Bacteria are all over the place, and 10 types, including E. coli, cause foodborne illnesses, such as fever, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms.”
She tells WebMD that foodborne illnesses can have varying onset, ranging from 24 hours to a week. So, if the food you picked up and ate last Wednesday was responsible for sidelining you over the weekend, you probably wouldn’t even associate the two events.
“Err on the side of safety,” says Frechman, who has a consulting business in Burbank, Calif., called On the Weigh.
Robert Romaine first heard the five-second rule when he became a San Diego County health inspector, a job he held for more than 25 years. “I don’t think anyone in the restaurant business really believes the five-second rule, but restaurant operators are concerned about the bottom line. So they might be reluctant to throw away food, even though they know the risk.”
Romaine says violators are unlikely to get caught. “When a health inspector is in a restaurant, everyone is on their best behavior.”
“If the food is dry, and there’s no stickiness to it, it’s less likely that bacteria will stick to it but in most cases we’re talking about a $20 steak or a piece of fish that’s not dry,” Romaine tells WebMD. “If it’s dry food, then we’re just talking about filth, like hair or whatever is on the soles of shoes.”
He is now a food safety consultant and culinary instructor at The Art Institute of California in San Diego. “We teach students that any surface, especially floors, should not be considered clean, and any food that comes in contact with it is trash.”
That includes counters that have been washed and sanitized. If the precaution sounds extreme, consider the potential for damp floors and what might be on the shoes of a worker who walked her dog or used the restroom before coming to work. Then someone lifts a carton of produce from the floor and sets it on the counter. Maybe you don’t want to eat food that has fallen on that counter.
A Smorgasbord of Opinions
Until further studies are done, there’s no consensus on how safe it is to eat dropped food. Foodborne illnesses are not serious for most of the 76 million Americans who contract them every year. But, according to the web site of the CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases, it’s estimated that of those cases, 300,000 people are hospitalized, and 5,000 die. Most deaths occur among susceptible populations that include small children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.
“I still pick up food off the floor,” says Agle, “but I’m not in the susceptible population. I think the take-home message is that floors are generally clean but if there are microorganisms present, they will transfer in less than five seconds.”
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CERT Assist Tornado Victims
Saturday morning started like any other day in Christian County, cool Spring air, sunrise and birds chirping. But there was no time for Saturday morning cartoons or fishing at the lake for a dozen volunteers from the Christian County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) or the Baptist Disaster chainsaw crew. Before most people poured their second cup of coffee, this dedicated group of volunteers was packed and heading to the Greenville Rd area where residents were faced with the task of cleaning up after last week’s EF2 tornado. CERT team members assisted the chainsaw crew in cutting up, dragging and stacking several fallen trees in two areas hit by the storm. Residents were grateful for the assistance and shared prayers, tears and hugs with the volunteers.
CERT Teams are trained groups of volunteers in the community, under the guidance of the Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council, that are available during and immediately after disasters. CERT Team members are trained in various fields such as First Aid, CPR, Light Search and Rescue, Small fire suppression, Evacuation and more. On a regular basis, CERT teams can be found at various community events training the public on storm safety, emergency supply kits and home preparedness. During and after disasters (fire, earthquakes, tornados, floods and ice storms to name a few) CERT teams can be activated into service by County Emergency Management.
For more information on joining or starting a CERT team in your area, contact the Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council at 270-886-9484, email to: email@example.com , or visit http://www.peadd.org/planning/hs/cc/cert
Regional Operations Officer
Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps
300 Hammond Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 885-1530, cell 498-8533
*Nell B Clark Birth 16 Jul 1881 in , Christian, Ky. and died 27 Jul 1904. Nell was the daughter of Joab Clark, Jr. Birth 28 Jun 1856 in , Christian, Ky. and died 22 Oct 1946 in Crofton, Christian, Ky. and Mary Virginia “Molly” Meyers
she was born August 6, 1859 in Christian County, Ky. and died February 18, 1939 in Christian County, Ky. the daughter of George Haskins Myers (pictured below) 1831 – 1927 and Salena F. Thompson 1836 – 1912. To this union was born, Mack L Clark 1880 – , *Nellie B Clark1881 –, John V Clark 1883 –, Hanson M Clark 1898 –.
Nell Clark grew up near and in Crofton as marked on the census records for the
Rev Joab Clark, Jr. family; 1870 Age: 14 Fruit Hill, Christian, Ky. Residence 1880 Age: 24 Fruit Hill District.
With much drama, shame & claims of innocence, Nell was compelled to ingest a dose of carbolic acid. And though, with doctors summoned and tenderly attending the young Nell, 23 their would be nothing to save her, as any dose of the poison will slowly destroy and deteriorate the ingestion system causing hemorrhage. No antidote could save the beautiful young lady and she died. Sadly, about August 17, 1904 Nell was arrested on forgery of more than 500 from Walter D. Bowles. Initially the story was withheld from the newspapers, until on August 17th the Paducah Sun reported the girls ingestion of the Deadly Dose, however, they actually reported that it was Claude B. Bowles, the brother of Walter Bowles, subsequent reports from The Hopkinsville Kentuckian report Walter Bowles, his brother as the actual victim of the crime of forgery. Later Hopkinsville New Era covered the story as well. Thought the story tells of her crime and horrible demise, little and nothing was reported of how, why and where was Ms Nell Clark able to access Walter Bowles account to forge a signature? And, what would cause a nice young lady, of obviously good standing in her community, do such a thing? Nothing out of the ordinary was every reported concerning Walter, however just shortly after her death, he moved his family to Hopkinsville but his brother remained and lived out his life, as had his previous forefather in Crofton. Both Walter & Claude were married, and lived within only a mile of Ms. Clark’s home. Why did she move herself to Hopkinsville and attain a job, of which her parents reported was over a scorned love affair? It’s all curios in deed. We pray sympathy upon the young lady from our Father in Heaven, for the acts of suicide, and hope that she might have found peace from her tormented affair.
The Headlines Read
Deadly Dose! Ms Nell Clark seeks to end her troubles with poisoning. Swallowed corrosive sublimate because she was arrested for forgery. Ms Nell Clark of this city made a desperate attempt in Crofton Tueday Morning. Took a large dose of sublimate which may yet cause her death. Ms Clark is a pretty young women who came from her home at Crofton and secured employment in the city. She had been a telephone girl and a cashier in several stores. Recently she was a cashier in Richardson’s meat market. On Aug 8th Ms Clark drew a check on the account of
Claude B. Bowles Walter Bowles of Crofton for 550.00 Mr Bowles was in the bank last Saturday and examined the check and announced it forgery. Another check for 30.00 drawn sometime before was also repudiated Ms. Clark had gone to her home and Sheriff Liam Davis went to Croton and brought her to this city. She produced over 500.000 dollars of the money and her parents made good for the rest and the matter dropped. The girl, it is said claimed to have written authority to sign his name on the check. After this unpleasant experience Ms Clark returned to the home of her father Joab Clark near Crofton in great mental distress over the disgrace all though the matter had been kept from public prints. on Thursday she was detected trying to take a dose of carbolic acid. Tuesday having watched for a favorable opportunity she swallowed the corrosive sublimate and then notified her parents that she had take n the poison. As quickly as possible A.A. Hendrix, Eugene Croft and Paul Keith were called in and one or more of the doctors have remain at her bedside. Emetics an anecdote were given and she was kept alive by stimulants. All day Tuesday and Wen she lingered suffering hemorrhages and apparently in a hopeless state. She was still alive yesterday evening and the doctors more hopeful. She is conscious and is still brooding over the disgrace and said she is not sorry she took the drug. Claude B Walter Bowles is the son of a prominent Crofton land owner who recently sold a large tract of land and gave each of his 6 children 3000 of the money. Claude B. Walter Bowles deposited his share here and this money is the funds the girl check on. Ms Clark is a 23 year old and very pretty girl she is the granddaughter of Esq. Geo. H. Myers one of the leading citizens of North Christian and the late Rev Joab Clark. The noted Universalist preacher, she may have many relatives in the county all prominent and influential.
Ms Nell Clark died Sat about noon
She succeeded in the effort to end her troubles in death
Ms Nell Clark a pretty Crofton girl who took a fearful supplement Tuesday with suicidal intent lingered until Sat at 12:30pm. when death ended her suffering. Her physicians held out no hope for her recovery from the first. Her intestines are fearfully burned and hemorrhages showed she had hopeless conditioned from the fiery poison. On Friday she began to grow rapidly worse and continued to sink to the end. Her burial took place Sunday and she was laid to rest in the country home she left a few years ago to come to this city. She was 23 years old
Ms Nell Clark’s father Joab Clark, Jr. was the son of Reverend Joab Clark, Sr. born 23 Jul 1807 in Ky and died 23 JAN 1882 in Hopkinsville, Christian, Ky. Rev Joab Clark, Sr. was the organizer of the Universalist church in Kentucky and the first church organized in Crofton, city proper and Nancy B. Brasher (headstone picture below), 1809 – 1837 the daughter of Thomas Brasher born 1773 in
Chatham, Chatham, North Carolina, died 7 Sep 1852 in , Christian, Ky. Catherine Croft, born 1778 and died 1852 the Daughter of Frederick Croft, 1745-1805 and, the aunt of Crofton founding father of James E. Croft. A study of this family can be found in the VOL 1 Issue 1 of the Crofton Connection.
Reverend Joab Clark, Sr. the son of Joseph Clark, 1759 – 1851 and Mary Ann Golden, 1776 – 1838 Joab Married (1) Elizabeth Brasher, 1809 – 1837 To this union was born the following children G.G. Clark, H.B. Clark, Harriet Clark, Sabastion Streeter Clark, Volney Columbus Clark 1832 – 1897, Aurelia Clark 1835 – 1904 Reverend Joab Clark, Sr. next married (2) Mary A Brasher, 1820 – 1852 To this union the following children were born; Victoria Clark, Albert H. Clark Col. 1839 – 1899, Elizabeth Clark, 1843 – 1901, Nancy Ellen Clark, 1847 – 1932, Josephine “Josie” Clark, 1849 – 1876. Reverend Joab Clark, Sr. next married (3) Nancy B Brasher, 1822 – 1900, To this union the following children were born; Joab Jr Clark 1856 – 1946, Mary “Mollie” Clark, 1860 – 1941.
All three wives of Reverend Joab Clark, Sr., were the daughters of Thomas Brasher “Brazier” born 1773 in Chatham, Chatham, NC, Death 7 Sep 1852 in , Christian, Kentucky, the son of Aquilla Brazier born 28 Jul 1740 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland and died, 1808 in S.C.. and Catherine Croft VOL 1 Issue 1 of the Crofton Connection.
Consolation Universalist Church, “Christian County” Kentucky
The Consolation Church was one of the first Universalist churches in the west of the pre-1830s. The church in the home by a traveling universalist minister – who was not ordained by the Universalists, but apparently by the frontier branch of what is now the Church of the Brethren. The church apparently officially affliated with the Universalists around 1835. (if we are to believe the 19th century registers)
In northwest Christian County, Kentucky – 8 miles from Hopkinsville, Ky – on the current Dawson Springs Road.
Consolation Church- 16 May 1819- circa 1940s or 1950s
house church 1819- 1840, first building 1840-1870, second building 1870-1917, third building 1917- torn down c1972
1885 had 175 members
A historic marker placed as the first Universalist Church west of the Allegheny Mountains. N 37° 01.812 W 087° 34.896 16S E 448271 N 4098380
Consolation School c1912 – 1940s high school and grade school
church was founded by William Lowe, an Universal Redemption minister.
It originally met in the home of James E. Clark (1770-1841).
While the Clark family was from Virginia, James and his brother Jonathan lived in the
Pendleton district of South Carolina in the 1790s (apparently in Anderson County).
Rev. Joab Clark (1807-1882) was a native of Christian County, ordained in 1835, was the regular preacher at Consolation from 1833 to 1882, replacing William Lowe.
His son Hosea Ballou Clark (1834-1913) was a member of the Universalist Church, and
a Republican state Representative in 1885. His wife was a Methodist. Hosea was the President of the Kentucky Universalist Convention in 1893.
Joab “Joe” Clark Junior (1856-1946) son of Rev Joab, active in the Universalist Church.
Hosea’s son, Claude R. Clark (1870-1943), was also an Universalist. His wife was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterians. Claude owned 6 grocery stores in the Hopkinsville area.
The church was still active in the mid1930s (leaders include Pool and McCord).
it was apparently gone by the time of the consolidation of Universalists and Unitarians.
At one time, there were apparently at least three Universalist Churches in Christian County.
To be continued..VOL 1 Issue 3 March including hand drawn maps of the Reverend Joab Clark Farm and cemetery near Pembroke, and lots more pictures! Feature genealogy of Walter D Bowles and his ancestry from Irish Indentured Immigrant Servant (Conviction papers)….Coming soon! Watch for printed copies at participating Crofton Locations and online version March 1, 2014!
1. Jordan R. Dodd, ed. 1993. Kentucky Marriages: Early to 1850. Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
|Clark, Joab||Brasher, Elizabeth||23 Aug 1827||Christian Co.|
|Clark, Joab||Brasher, Polly A.||12 Sep 1837||Christian Co.|
2. Cemetery Records of Northern Christian Co., KY. (LDS Fiche #6075675), p. 209:
|Joab Clark||23 Jul 1807||23 Jan 1882||Clark Cemetery|
|Mary Clark||3 Feb 1820||31 Feb 1852 (sic)||Clark Cemetery|
|Nancy Clark||11 Mar ____||21 Oct 1900||Clark Cemetery|
3. William Henry Perrin, ed. 1884. County of Christian, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey Publ. Co., Chicago [LDS Film No. 0361884]), p. 588. Biographical sketch of son, Hosea B. CLARK.
4. Anon. 1986. Family Histories: Christian County, Kentucky, 1797-1986. Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY. Biographical sketch of Joab CLARK on p. 127 (includes photograph of Joab).
5. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: AF – Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).
6. Broderbund. World Family Trees. Vol. 16, Pedigree No. 432.
- Marriage to Mary Virginia “Mollie” Myers
- 1879 Age: 23
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“My Heart has been broken a hundred times in a hundred miles. But Oh! The gallantry of my men”
Colonel Stout at the end of the 17th’s march from Chattanooga to Atlanta.
May 30, 1899
The Soldiers’ reunion, which has been celebrated at Crofton May 30 for the past few years will be held at Castleberry Church this year.
May 4, 1900
Annual Reunion United Confederate Veterans.
Louisville, Ky., May 30 to June 3. For the above mentioned occasion the Illinois Central R.R. will sell round trip tickets to Louisville, on May 28, 29 and 30, at rate of $3.80. Return limit June 10th. An extension of return limit to June 25th, will be allowed provided tickets are deposited with Joint Agent at Louisville on or before June 4th., and upon payment of a fee of 50 cents.
August 20, 1908
Hold Reunion at Crofton and
Listen to Speeches
Orations By Several Hopkinsville
Speakers of Reputation
The annual reunion of Co., G. 17th Kentucky Inffantry and Co., A, Third Kentucky Cavalry, of the Federal Army during the civil war, was held at Crofton. Speeches were made by Judge C.O. Prowse, Judge W.T. Fowler and Circuit Clerk, C.R. Clark.
The following resolutions were unanimously adopted by a rising vote.
Crofton, Christian County, Ky., August 17th, 1908.
At the regulat meeting, this day, of the “Associated Members of Companies G. 17th Ky Inf., vol., and A, 3rd Ky Cavy. vols., war of 1861-65 and affiliating comrads,”the following resolutions were presented and adopted by a rising vote.
Resolved 1st. That more than 43 years having elapsed since following the flag to uphold the sacredness of the fundamental principles of our Republican government-as laid down by the constitution framed by the founders of this republic, we assert out allegiance to that instrument, and the laws to uphold it; and that we are ever ready to defend the flag of our country as the emblem of equal rights and national unity.
Resolved 2nd. That the greatness and prosperity of our country and State are maintained by the enforcement of the laws, made for the government of the people, and by the people; therefore we urge upon all citizens of our country and State a strict observance of law, and a rigid enforcement upon on violators; in the language of old commander, “Let us have peace.”
Resolved 3rd. That we will ever cherish the memory of our deceased comrades, that we realize the fact that it will be but a few years until all of us will muster with those gone before upon the parade ground of heaven; that it is with feelings of the deepest sadness we today miss the cheerful faces of comrades Virgil A. Hamby, John M. Cruse, Lawrence B. Armstrong and Sam McCord, who answered “here” this day one year ago, and to their loving friends we tender our sympathy and condolences.
Resolved 4th. That the thanks this association and affiliating comrades are due, and are now given to the good people of Crofton and vicinityfor their kind hospitality, and our thanks and appreciation are also given tot he speakers and others who aided in this reunion, and made it so pleasant and enjoyable to all.
Resolved 5th That we keep alive these pleasant reunions by meeting again on the first Saturday in October, 1909.
Resolved 6th. That these resolutions be published in the Hopkinsville Messenger, Hopkinsville New Era and Hopkinsville Kentuckian.
By order of the Association
M.B. Brown’s Presiding.
C.A. Brasher, secy.
October 4, 1910
Reunion At Crofton
Many Addresses Appropriate to Occasion Delivered.
The annual reunion of Companies A, 3rd Ky. Cav., G, 17th Ky. Inf., H, 48th Ky Inf,, and other Federal soldiers was helpd at Crofton last Saturdat. Company A. 3rd Cav. was organized at Owensboro with Maj. Jno. W. Brethitt as the first Captain. Company G was organized at Henderson as Companies A and B, 25th Ky., with Capt. B. L. Underwood and Capt H.C. Cooper in command. Later these companies were consolidated when they became Co., G 17th Ky. with Capt. John V. Boyd as commander. Company H, 48th Ky., was commanded by Capt. James M Wilson, of this country.
This reunion, though not having so many present as some former ones, yet was the most enjoyable one held. Appropriate and eloquent addresses were made by Thomas Ewing, Capt. E.W. Pratt, Rev Nance Frank Campbell and others.
A bountiful and elegant dinner was spread by the kind ladies of Crofton and the old comrades partook of it in a manner showing they lost non of their appetite acquired during the 60’s.
A resolution was adopted at the meeting disapproving the pension bill as proposed by the National Encampment of the G.A.R. at Atlantic City and giving a unanimous endorsement of what is known as the National Tribute pension bill.
Comrade M.B. Brown was reelected as president and C.A. Brasher as secretary of the reunion.
The next reunion will be held at Crofton the first Saturday in October, 1911.
October 7, 1913
Reunion at Crofton
Old Officers Re-elected.–Good Attendance
The annual reunion of the old federal veterans at Crofton Saturdat was attended by thirty four old soldiers. Dinner was served to the veterans by soldiers and others living at Crofton.
Rev. J.B. Fosher, Capt. E. W. Pratt, Rev. John M. West and others addressed the meeting.
The young ladies of Crofton deserve thanks of the old soldiers for the kindness shown them. M.B. Brown, President, and C.A. Brasher, Secretary, were re-elected.
17th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The above picture is what is left of the Regimental Colors of the 17th Kentucky Infantry. The colors were sewn by the loyal ladies of Owensboro and presented to Colonel McHenry before his departure to Calhoun in the fall of 1861.
The flag is believed by Bill Bright of the Kentucky Historical Society, to be the State Flag of Kentucky. In the center was the Kentcuky State Seal of two men clasping hands and the words, “United We Stand”, “Divided we Fall”. A unit’s colors are marked by the gold fringe on its border.
A sergeant was normally charged with protecting the regimental colors, and they would have been carried by an enlisted men in battle along with the national colors (American Flag with gold trim). These brave men were often volunteers and many were wounded or killed as they became prime targets for the Confederates. One such soldier was Private Amos B. Dicken of Company C. He carried the 17th’s regimental flag throughout the Battle of Shiloh. After the battle, he was listed on the sick-list for an extended period of time.
The colors were important in identifying units on the battlefield and serving as a rallying point and to control the movement of the regiment. The enlisted soldiers understood the importance of protecting the colors and ensuring they remained aloft and in the correct position during battle. The regimental colors served as an important motivator for the soldier who took pride in his identification with his regiment.
This recent photo of the 17th’s colors were provided by Gene Beals who obtained them from the Kentucky Military Historical office in Frankfort where they are stored.
Gene Beals and the Kentucky Military History office
Pension witness deposition of Major Isaac Calhoon for Amos B. Dicken
SEVENTEENTH KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
The 17th Kentucky Infantry was organized in December, 1861, at Calhoon Kentucky, under Colonel Jno. H. McHenry, jr., and was mustered into the United States service on the 4th day of January, 1862, at Calhoon, Kentucky, by Captain Jno. E. Edwards, 3d United States Artillery, Mustering Officer.
Immediately after organization it was placed upon active duty, and proceeded to the front. In April, 1862, this regiment and the 25th Kentucky, having been so much reduced by disease and the ordinary exigencies of the service, an order was issued for their consolidation, the regiment to retain the name of the 17th. The 25th Kentucky, under Colonel J. M. Shakleford, was thus consolidated and lost its designation, but during its existence won great distinction for the unflinching valor displayed by both officers and men in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, Tennessee.
The new organization, under command of Colonel McHenry, numbering over a thousand men, was one of the most gallant regiments from Kentucky, and won the admiration of all for the prompt and efficient manner in which it performed the duties assigned it. In December, 1862, Lieutenant Colonel A. M. Stout was commissioned Colonel, and commanded the regiment until its final muster-out.
It has participated in the following named engagements in which loss was sustained, viz: Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Chickamauga, Kenesaw Mountain, Corinth, Atlanta, Marietta, Kingston, Georgia; Dallas, Georgia; Cassville, Georgia; New Hope Church, Georgia, and Altoona Mountain, Georgia.
It was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, on the 23d January, 1865, the recruits and veterans being transferred to the 21st Kentucky Veteran Infantry.
Source: Kentucky Adjutant General’s Report, pg. 985
I have a big contract on hand, and will have some work for you and your regiment today or tomorrow, and I expect to hear a good report from the Kentuckians.
[General Grant to Colonel McHenry at Fort Donelson]
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The 17th Kentucky Infantry was organized at Hartford and Calhoun, Kentucky and mustered in for a three-year enlistment in December 1861 under the command of Colonel John Hardin McHenry, Jr. Colonel McHenry was relieved of command on December 4, 1862 for issuing an order to his men to return runaway slaves to their masters, which was contrary to standing orders.
The regiment was attached to 13th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December 1861. 13th Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to February 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to March 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April 1862. 10th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to July 1862. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Department of the Ohio, to November 1862. Post of Clarksville, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to March 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XXI Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, IV Corps, to January 1865.
The 17th Kentucky Infantry mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky on January 23, 1865.
Duty at Calhoun, Ky., until February 1862. Action at Woodbury, Ky., October 29, 1861. Morgantown October 31. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 11–13. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 13–16. Expedition to Crump’s Landing, Tenn., March 14–17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6–7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Bridge Creek before Corinth May 28. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Buell’s Campaign in northern Alabama and middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Moved to Bowling Green, Ky., thence to Russellsville, Ky., and duty there until December. Ordered to Clarksville, Tenn., and duty there until March 1863. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and duty there until June. Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. At McMinnville until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19–20. Siege of Chattanooga, September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23–27. Orchard Knob November 23–24. Missionary Ridge November 25, March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in eastern Tennessee December 1863 to April 1864. Moved to Cleveland, Tenn. Atlanta Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8–11. Battle of Resaca May 14–15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18–19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22–25. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett’s Mills May 27. Ackworth June 6. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11–14. Lost Mountain June 15–17. Assault on Kennesaw June 26. Ruff’s Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5–17. Peachtree Creek July 19–20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy’s Station September 2–6. Operations against Hood in northern Georgia and northern Alabama September 29-November 3. Moved to Nashville and Pulaski, Tenn. Columbia, Duck River, November 24–27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., December.
The regiment lost a total of 298 men during service; 7 officers and 128 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 158 enlisted men died of disease.
- Colonel John Hardin McHenry, Jr.
- Colonel Alexander M. Stout
- Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
- This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.
- Alphabetical roster, history, photographs, & biographical sketches of the 17th Kentucky Infantry (Archived 2009-10-19)
- Blog reporting the history of the regiment in “150 years ago, today” format (17thky.blogspot.com)
- Recycle your Plastic Bottle Tops: Plastic bottle recycling is transitioning to recycling bottle tops (left on the plastic container)! Contact your local recycling center first to confirm they are recycling bottle tops.
- Recycle Bins: Create designated holding “bins” for each type of recycled product and place in convenient locations in your home/garage
- Recycling Fact Sheet: If one isn’t available on your recycling center’s website, create a local recycling directory for yourself and interested neighbors. The local Yellow Pages, your local recycling center, Internet Consumer Recycling Guide and Recycling Resources are great resources. Find out where you can recycle the following locally:
- paper products
- plastic grocery bags (better yet – use cloth bags)
- plastic – Hopkinsville, Christian County Area. search out yours locally!
- tin cans
- scrap metal
- motor oil (one quart of oil can kill fish in thousands of gallons of water)
- ink cartridges
- household appliances such as refrigerators
- computer equipment and other electronic devices
- aseptic packaging (square boxes used for liquids)
- athletic shoes (contact a local sporting goods or athletic shoe store – some donate used shoes, others recycle them)
- Help Launch Sustainable Packaging!: As a customer, you have enormous power to help launch the sustainable packaging movement. Many companies are now exploring ways to maximize nontoxic recyclable and compostable packaging content. Please email the companies you purchase products from and ask them to consider switching to 100% sustainable packaging – the Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a great resource to suggest as a starting point. Most companies really listen to their customers – you’ll be surprised how many respond (and you may receive some great coupons for your trouble!)
- Recycling Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones: It’s easy to recycle rechargeable batteries and cell phones in the US and Canada- just go to call2recyle and find a nearby free drop off center.
- Recycling CDs and DVDs: Several CD, DVD (and Hard Drive) recycling centers are now available.
- Recycled Content: Ask your local retailers to stock more products made from recycled materials and buy products made from the highest recycled content whenever possible.
- Green Paper: In general, try to buy products/containers made from recycled material as often as possible to support the recycled product market. When purchasing paper products (toilet paper, etc,), look for paper that has been recycled using a minimum of 50% post-consumer waste. Also, purchase from companies that do not use chlorine to bleach their paper products (which creates dioxin waste).
- Grasscycling: Leave grass clippings on the lawn as fertilizer and to reduce the amount of yard trimmings disposed in landfills.
- Composting: Start a compost pile with yard trimmings and food scraps. Learn more at HowToCompost.org.
- Pack-it-Out: If you are traveling and no recycle bins are available, pack your recyclables home with you whenever possible.
- Eco-Friendly Burials: For the ultimate in recycling, check out the growing movement in eco-friendly burials and conservation burial. Also, eco-friendly recycled paper coffins are becoming available.
- Recycled Gold: If you are shopping for wedding rings or other jewelry consider buying recycled gold jewelry and synthetic diamonds and gemstones.
- Hazardous Waste: The other key aspect of dealing with waste effectively is to dispose of toxic products at a hazardous waste facility. Products requiring special handling include:
- Building Materials – paint , varnish, paint thinner, solvents, rust remover, wood preservatives and driveway sealer
- Automotive products – gasoline, transmission oil, brake fluid, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, power steering fluid, used motor oil,used oil filters, used antifreeze
- Household cleaners – spot removers, rug cleaners, metal cleaners, bathroom cleaners, oven cleaner, drain cleaner
- Pesticides – insect killers, weed killers, flea products, moth crystals, fertilizers with weed killer
- Miscellaneous – photographic chemicals, acids and corrosive chemicals, pool chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs (mercury), Ni-Cd batteries
The media has done a wonderful job of selling us on the attractiveness and benefits of buying “new”, “improved”, “special”, etc. products. However, we already collectively own so much that we could all survive for quite a while on the existing products – if we just reused them a few times!
- Garage Sales: Shop at and hold garage sales – this is a great way to reuse products.
- Reusables: Switch from disposable to reusable products: food and beverage containers, cups, plates, writing pens, razors, diapers, towels, shopping bags, etc.
- Donations: Donate (and buy used):
- household items – clothes, furniture, dishes, books, sports equipment, magazines, appliances, electronics, business attire, wedding attire, etc. (to charity)
- women’s business attire (to Dress for Success)
- computer equipment
- cell phones, cameras, iPod/MP3 Players, laptops, PDAs (to Recycling for Charities)
- cell phones and ink cartridges (to Cure Recycling – profits from reuse of items support the CURE Childhood Cancer organization. Free postage. Another place to donate cell phones is Collective Good). If you would like to start your own recycling program, check out Wireless Recycling. Learn how to erase cell phone data with this free data eraser.
- building material (to companies who specialize in selling used material). One organization: Habitat for Humanity
- eyeglasses (to Lions Club, For-Eyes, Pearle, or Lenscrafters)
- extra hangers (to your local dry cleaners)
- art materials (to a school or cultural organization)
- unwanted boxed/bagged/canned food (to homeless shelters, food banks, or soup kitchens)
- Buy/Sell Used Items: Buy and sell your items on sites such as:
- local thrift stores
- Amazon (search on refurbished then click on links in left sidebar or search for specific refurbished product)
- local newspaper listings
- local material exchange sites (search in your area)
- garage sales (search in your area in the ‘for sale’ > ‘garage sales’ section
- used refurbished computers (check your computer manufacturer’s website or Amazon
- local used furniture stores (search in your area)
- local consignment shops (search in your area)
- Recycler’s World facilitates buying and selling used products (for home and work)
- Freecycle: The Freecycle Network provides an online community tool for giving and receiving free stuff.
- Share: thingloop facilitates sharing our belongings with each other.
- Throwplace: Throwplace.com lets you list items online that you would like to give to nonprofit organizations, businesses, or individuals.
- Community Swap: Organize a community swap program (i.e., designate a place where people can leave unwanted items for others to use).
- Fixers Collective: Create or join a fixers collective in your community to get together once a month or so to help each other repair broken appliances and other household items.
- Packing Peanuts: Drop off at a local packing, shipping or moving store.
- Wash and Reuse Plastic Bags: With either a wooden bag dryer or in the washing machine.
- Buy Durables: Buy products that will last and take care of them.
- Teach Thrift: Teach your children the value of being thrifty (the wise economy in the management of money and other resources; frugality).
- Frugal Printing: Use both sides of each piece of paper — for note taking or printing documents from your computer (at home or work). Create note pads by stapling together once-used paper.
- Kitchen Reusables: Instead of buying these items new, save and reuse all: paper bags, rubber bands, twisties, boxes, and packaging material. Reuse your plastic bags with a handy bag dryer.
- Library: Pick up books from your local library or used book store. The library is also many times a great place for finding magazines, CDs, books-on-tape, and videos.
- Share with Neighbors: Join in with neighbors to purchase infrequently used products such as lawn mowers, ladders, etc.
- Refurbished Computers: Buy refurbished computers for less
- Rechargeable Batteries: Purchase rechargeable batteries and a battery recharger (some battery rechargers will also recharge regular alkaline batteries). Solar powered battery rechargers are available online.
- College Reuse: Dump and Run is a nonprofit organization that organizes the collection of college students’ castoff items in the spring, so they can be sold to incoming students in the fall. The proceeds are then donated to nonprofits.
The critical first step of waste prevention has been overshadowed by a focus on recycling. Please help to promote a greater awareness of the importance of the “Reduce” part of the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra. For a great overview of how raw materials and products move around the world, see the video The Story of Stuff.
- Go Zero Waste: The ultimate goal – learn how at Zero Waste Home.
- Simplify: Simplify your life as much as possible. Only keep belongings that you use/enjoy on a regular basis. By making the effort to reduce what you own, you will naturally purchase less/create less waste in the future
- Determine Your Impact: The Eco Footprint, Greendex and Water Footprint calculators give you a great way to determine how you are impacting the environment.
- Reduce Purchases: In general, think before you buy any product – do you really need it? How did the production of this product impact the environment and what further impacts will there be with the disposal of the product (and associated packaging materials)? When you are thinking about buying something, try the 30-Day Rule — wait 30 days after the first time you decide you want a product to really make your decision. This will eliminate impulse buying. The free, downloadable Wallet Buddy from The Center for a New American Dream is a great constant reminder to make sustainable purchases (including avoiding unessentials).
- Observe an Eco-Sabbath: For one day, afternoon or hour a week, don’t buy anything, don’t use machines, don’t switch on anything electric, don’t cook, don’t answer your phone and, in general, don’t use any resources. (source)
- Replace Disposables: Wherever possible, replace disposable products with reusable ones (i.e., razor, food storage, batteries, ink cartridges (buy refill ink), coffee filters, furnace or air conditioner filters, etc.).
- Buy Used: Buy used products whenever possible. Some sources:
- local thrift stores
- Amazon (search on refurbished then click on links in left sidebar or search for specific refurbished product)
- Freecycle (free!)
- local newspaper listings
- local material exchange sites (search in your area)
- garage sales (search in your area in the ‘for sale’ > ‘garage sales’ section
- used refurbished computers (check your computer manufacturer’s website or Amazon.
- local used furniture stores (search in your area)
- local consignment shops (search in your area)
- Borrow From Friends: If you only need something temporarily, ask if a friend or neighbor would loan it to you.
- Share With Friends: Share things like books, magazines, movies, games, and newspapers between friends and neighbors.
- Tree-Free Home: As much as possible, create a tree-free home:
- replace paper napkins with cloth napkins
- replace paper towels with a special set of cloth towels/napkins (or cut up old t-shirts for great towels) – store the used ones in a small container in your kitchen and just wash and reuse
- purchase bleach-free, toilet paper that is made from the highest post-consumer waste content you can find (80% minimum)
- if you print documents, print on once-used paper and/or bleach-free, recycled paper with the highest post-consumer waste content available (or hemp/alternative-source paper, if you can afford it)
- switch to a digital organizer for tracking your to do’s and grocery lists. A few free suggestions: Wunderlist, Remember the Milk, GroceryIQ
- reuse envelopes, wrapping paper, the front of gift cards (as postcards) and other paper materials you receive wherever possible
- read books, magazines, and newspapers from your local library or online (many have email newsletters)
- create and use note pads from once-used paper
- leave messages for family members/roommates on a reusable message board
- make your own cards/letters from once-used products or handmade paper or buy at thrift stores
- if you will be doing construction on your house, search out alternatives to using newly cut wood (no endorsement of any company intended):
- Bulk Purchases: Avoid products that are packaged for single use (i.e., drinks, school lunches, candy, cat and dog food, salad mixings, etc.). Instead, buy in bulk and transfer the products to your own reusable containers. Many health food stores have bulk bins where they sell everything from grains to cereal to cleaning products. For additional ideas, read the Precycling information page.
- Buy Only What You Need: Buy only as much as you know you’ll use for items such as food, cleaning supplies, and paint.
- Avoid Creating Trash: Avoid creating trash wherever possible: when ordering food, avoid receiving any unnecessary plastic utensils, straws, etc. (ask in advance), buy ice cream in a cone instead of a cup, don’t accept “free” promotional products, buy products with the least amount of packaging, etc. Every little bit of trash avoided does make a difference!
- Shopping Bags: While shopping, if you only buy a few products skip the shopping bag. For larger purchases, bring your own. Learn about pollution caused by plastics.
- Junk Mail: For ideas on how to stop junk mail at work and home, check out:
- Waste-Free Lunches: Pack a Waste-Free Lunch whenever possible.
- Mug-to-Go: Carry a mug with you wherever you go for take out beverages.
- Address Early Consumption Habits: New American Dream offers tips for protecting your children from intrusive and harmful advertising that promotes mindless consumption.
- Encourage Hotels to Reduce Waste: When staying at a hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast let the management know that you like to support businesses that adopt environmentally responsible practices (including reducing waste). Give hotels a link to Environmental Solutions for Green Hotels. To locate environmentally friendly hotels, search on the Internet under “ecotourism” and/or visit Green Hotels Association.
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Ancestors of Volney Gamble,
Documenting The Pioneer Families of North Christian County & Crofton, Kentucky
by Stacy R. Webb
MEHRA Publishing &
The Crofton Diner, home-style cooking!
- ****Andrew was born about 1784 in North Carolina, and died 1860 in Kentucky. The son of Unknown and Unknown, at this time. Andrew married Jane Tucker on 20 Mar 1823 at the age of 39 in Christian County. Mary Jane Tucker was the daughter of Charles Tucker Birth 1775 in North Carolina died 1840 in Christian, Kentucky and Mary Dilling they were married 20 Jan 1791 in Guilford County, North Carolina, Bond #000060475, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Image Number 002153; County Guilford; Record # 03 454; Bondsman John Gamble; Witness J Hamilton. Mary Dilling was 16 yrs old and she died in 1840 Age: 65 , Christian, Kentucky. Andrew and Mary Dilling Gamble migrated to Christian County and were enumerated in 1830 Age: 46 Christian, Kentucky, 1840 1 Jun Age: 56 Christian, Kentucky, 1850 Age: 66 District 2, Christian County, Kentucky, 1860 Age: 76. Most all the Gamble’s now still in Crofton, descend from Andrew & Mary Dilling Gamble who migrated sometime before 1824 where their first child James S was born. Pictured Right, Right is Christian County Marriage Abstract 1797-1825
- 1830 Census Schedule Christian County, Kentucky Includes the following family& Slaves: Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 3, Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1, Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1, Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1, Free White Persons – Under 20: 4, Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2, Total Free White Persons: 6, Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6.
- To this union was born the following children: James S. Gamble 1824 – 1871 ***David Quaite Gamble 1827 – 1891 Andrew F Gamble 1828 – 1862 Samuel T. Gamble 1831 – 1870 Susan E Gamble 1832 – 1860 Mary S Gamble 1834 – Charles Lee Gamble 1838 – 1915 John Wesley Gamble 1838 – 1910 Elizabeth Jane Gamble 1842 – 1868 Joseph H Gamble 1845 – 1920 Zachariah Taylor Gamble 1847 – 1928
- Andrew Gamble Home in 1840 Christian, Kentucky Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 3 Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 3 Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1 Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1 Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons – Females – 80 thru 89: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1 Free White Persons – Under 20: 9 Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1 Total Free White Persons: 12 Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 12
Andrew Gamble 1850 Christian County, Kentucky Age: 66 Birth Year: abt 1784 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1850: District 2, Christian, Kentucky Gender: Male Family Number: 562 Household Members: Name Age Andrew Gamble 66 Jane Gamble 40 Andrew F Gamble 22 Samuel T Gamble 19 Susan A Gamble 18 Mary S Gamble 16 Charles L Gamble 14 John W Gamble 12 Jane E Gamble 8 Joseph Gamble 6 Zack Taylor Gamble 3
III. David Quaite Gamble
- Was born in 1827 in Christian County, Kentucky and married Lucretia Jane Rodgers born Lucretia Jane Rodgers born 3 Mar 1830 in Kentucky, USA Death 24 Jun 1916 in Christian Co., she was the daughter of Levin J Rodgers 1804 – Susan Frances Forbis 1805 – unknown. To this union was born, **William Rufus Gamble 1849 – 1932 Delila Gamble 1851 – 1856 Prudy S Gamble 1852 – Cyrus M. Gamble 1854 – 1932 Andrew Lee Gamble 1856 – 1928 Virgil C Gamble 1858 – Chasteen N Gamble 1861 – 1923 Laura J. D. Gamble 1865 – 1921 James H Gamble 1866 –unknown. David resided with his family in 1850 Age: 23 District 2, Christian, Kentucky Residence 1860 Age: 33 Christian, Kentucky Residence 1870 Age: 43 MT Vernon, Christian, Kentucky Residence 1880 Age: 53 Fruit Hill, Christian, and died in 1891 at the age of 64.
II. William Rufus Gamble
- **William Rufus as born 15 APR 1849 in , Christian Co., and died 18 MAR 1932 in , Christian Co., he married in 1872 on 13 Nov Age: 23 to (1) Subrenia Cannon was born in 1850 in Tennessee, and died before 1893. She was the daughter of William Cannon 1810 – unknown and Malinda Ganus 1810 – unknown. To this union was born, *William Volney Gamble 1874 – 1910 Solomon L Gamble 1875 – 1924 Napoleon Gamble 1879 – 1953 Rufus Gamble 1883 – 1963 William D Gamble 1887 –unknown.
- Next William married in 1893 on 29 Dec Age: 44 in Christian Co., Mary “Mollie” Sherrill she was born 17 NOV 1865 in , Christian Co., and died 26 JUL 1940 in , Christian Co., she was the daughter of William D “Bunker or Bunk” Sherrill (please see editor notes below) born about 1831 and Mary Jane unknown born about 1839 – To this union was born, Ben Jackson Gamble 1899 – Carl Garnett Gamble 1902 – 1991 Jainey Gamble 1906 – 1948. William and his families residences were: 1870 Age: 21 MT Vernon, Christian Co., Residence 1880 Age: 31 Fruit Hill, Christian, Co., 1900 Age: 51 Crofton, Christian, Kentucky Residence 1900 Age: 51 Crofton Town, Christian, Kentucky Residence 1920 Age: 71 Crofton, Christian Co., and he died in 1932 on 18 Mar Age: 82 , Christian Co., he was buried at Coles Chapel Cemetery, Cole Chapel Rd., Crofton, Ky.
I. William Volney Gamble
- *Wm. Volney “Vol” was born, 26 JAN 1874 in Christian Co., and he married Linnie E Brasher born Jan 14, 1877 in Christian Co., on July 19, 1897 in Christian Co., Linnie she was the daughter of Dock Jones Brashear and Unknown Henderson and died Jan 20, 1931 and is buried at Ridgetop Cemetery, Crofton. To this union were born, Private, Bertha Cecil Gamble 1899 – 1918 Bessie M Gamble 1902 – 1987 Hazel Louvenie Gamble 1907 – 1976 Sam Gamble 1910 – 1984 30 SEP 1910. Vol was appointed overseer of the Hopkinsville and Madisonville road from Crofton to Empire on May, 5, 1905. The family residence in 1900 Age: 26 Crofton. Vol was killed in a train accident, on October 30, 1910 and was burial at Long Cemetery.
- Tuesday, October 4, 1910 Fatal Accident Near Crofton ********** Well Known Citizen Hit By Passenger Train and Instantly Killed ********** Neck Was Broken ********** Was Man of Family and Leaves Wife and Four Children. ********** Volney Gamble, a well known citizen of North Christian, was instantly killed by a train near Crofton Friday afternoon. Mr Gamble was engaged in excavation work near the L&N track and as passenger train No. 51, south bound, approached, his mules, which were attached to a wagon, became frightened. To avoid being run into, Mr Gamble stepped backward, when he was struck by the engine and hurled some distance, His neck was broken and his body mangled. Mr Gamble’s residence was only a short distance from the point where the accident occurred and his wife and children reached the body in a very few minutes, He is 35 years old and leaves his wife and four children. Hopkinsville Kentuckian Saturday, October 12, 1912 $7,500 IN GAMBLE CASE ********** Verdict Given For Killing Volney Gamble At Crofton. ********** SUED FOR TEN THOUSAND. ********** The case of L. E. Gamble, Admr., of Volney Gamble, deceased, was brought to a close yesterday and a verdict was rendered giving the plaintif $7,500. He sued the Mason-Hanger Co. and the L. & N. railroad Co. jointly for $10,000 damages for the death of Gamble at their construction camp.
Editors Notes; William D “Bunker or Bunk” Sherrill is related to the editor. We always love when that happens! This Sherrill Family bore great Pioneering Frontiersmen. The first Sherill accounted in the colonies was in 1620 a young man washed up on shore of North Carolina, “Shipwreck Samuel”, the progenitor of all early Colonial Sherill’s. Passing his legacy and bravery down through the generations to come. He is accredited with the first frontiersmen to cross the Catawba River and beyond! His son, William “The Conestoga Trader” & Master Wagon Maker who settled the Shenandoah Valley and then headed out West! A grandson Adam “The Pioneer” settling the NC wilderness, the Yadkin & Catawba River Regions, Indian traders who spread out all over the territories, as pioneer, wagon master making his way to Tennessee in 1747. Many more exciting tales of the Sherill and related frontier families can be read about, in the book, Misty, misty morn which is listed at our online bookstore, The Joy Store and below a direct link..Enjoy! Learn more about your family history and genealogy, pass on your proud American history and the legacy of your ancestors, to your children and beyond!