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 - Newport - Many of his company were n.y ou ieit...
Newport - Many of his company were n.y ou ieit He went Into, the Fed eral army at the breaking out of the civil war. as Colonel of the Third Ken tucky regiment, and took part in the battle of W ildcat Mountain, the first fought In this State. In bis regiment during that time were many Clay coun ty volunteers, among them Judge Bev P. White and George Baker, the fa ther of the feudists. Garrard came out of the army in April. 1864. with the rank of Brigadier General. He has In bis possession many interesting papers and documents of the two wasjs, and treasures them very highly. The General General has In years past been a famous old fiddler, but has on account of failing failing sight given It up. Among the relics of his younger days his fiddle and bow are most treasured. Another character of Interest in Clay Is Gen. Garrard's sister, Mrs. Gabriel Price. She Is the oldest woman in the county, being three years and fourteen days older than the General. . Whites Were PioneeT Settlers. The Whites are also one of the oldest families In Clay county. Their ancestors, ancestors, James and Hugh White, with their families, came to Kentucky in 1808 from Abingdon, Virginia,- Virginia,- and located located on a tract granted them in Clay. They, like the Garrard s, engaged In the salt business and prospered in It until the outbreaking of the war between the States, when their plants were destroyed destroyed by order of the Federal Government. Government. The older members of the family family now living In Clay are John E. White and Judge Bev P. White. Both are In fine circumstances financially, the latter owning the handsomest country country place in the county, located four miles from Manchester on Collin creek, and consisting of 2.500 acres of fine farming larid. His brother. John E. White, lives about two miles further out from Manchester on the same creek, and John D. White, the ex-Congressman, ex-Congressman, ex-Congressman, ex-Congressman, lives In the same neighbor hood. Ail ot tne younger members of the White family live in and close around the county seat, two of them, Bev White. Jr., and Daugh White, being being respectively Sheriff and Circuit Clerk. The Whites have always taken an active part in the politics of the county, county, being Republicans, and much of the enmity between their family and the Garrards and Bakers has been caused by heated political races for county offices. .- The Bakers a Poor Family. The farm of the late Tom Baker contains contains about 200 acres ot land, and Is located oa Crane creek, just a mile further from Manchester than that of his old enemy Bal Howard. The land is said to be valued at about $500, and It Is still In the possession of his widow. The home of the widow and fourteen children Is a - one-story one-story one-story structure of logs and planks and contains three rooma Persons who. have visited the farm since the death of the father say that the family is poorly situated, that the house is but lightly furnished, and that Its Inmates have a struggle for existence. Some of the better citizens of Manchester have a movement on foot to have the younger children sent to the Masonic Orphans' Home at Louisville, Louisville, but Attorney Allen Baker, of Bar-bourville, Bar-bourville, Bar-bourville, says that his sister-in-law sister-in-law sister-in-law sister-in-law sister-in-law has announced 'her determination to raise all ot them in Clay and says she will not leave there until she does so. Jim Baker, her oldest son. a sixteen-year-old sixteen-year-old sixteen-year-old sixteen-year-old sixteen-year-old boy, who is In the Barbour-ville Barbour-ville Barbour-ville lail charged with murder, dectares that if he comes clear on trial he will never again put his foot in the county. None of the other Bakers are land owners, according to the statement of the County Assessor, except the widow of Reoree Baker, who owns a small farm on Crane creek." where she stlU ridea. The other Baker families liv Ing in the county are renters, and have had little or no connection with the feudal troubles. Some of them live on irwt belonging to the Howard and White families. Many of the younger mmSn of them are being raised without chance cf education or refinement refinement and for this reason promise some

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 30 Jul 1899, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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