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Gleanings from The Crittenden Press

These articles were transcribed from digital images of issues of The Crittenden Press, The Crittenden Record, the Crittenden=Record Press, the Twice-a-Week Record-Press or the Crittenden Record-Press.  Digital images of The Crittenden Press can be found on the Library of Congress' web site Chronicling America.

ESKEW Surname Gleanings

LANHAM Surname Gleanings

ROBERTS Surname Gleanings


Illustrated Edition - August 16, 1894

The August 16, 1894 issue of the Crittenden Press is a twelve page, three part "Illustrated Edition" containing information about Crittenden County's agricultural resources; its educational, religious and business institutions; biographical sketches of prominent people; and a review of the value of our mineral wealth.

Part First. Part Second. Part Third.
Page 1 Page 5 Page 9
Page 2 Page 6 Page 10
Page 3 Page 7 Page 11
Page 4 Page 8 Page 12

Illustrated Issue - July 10, 1902

Pages one thru eight of the July 10, 1902 issue of the Crittenden Press is an "Illustrated Issue" containing information about Crittenden County's mineral wealth; its mines; its educational, religious and business institutions; its fraternal societies; and biographical sketches of business men and clergy.

Page 1 Page 5
Page 2 Page 6
Page 3 Page 7
Page 4 Page 8

Burt E. Woody Letters


Miscellaneous Articles


Chased By The Sheriff The Fishing Trip Dog-Owner No. 3 Dog-Owner No. 1
Part 1 of 9 Part 1 of 3 Part 1 of 3 Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 9 Part 2 of 3 Part 2 of 3 Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 9 Part 3 of 3 Part 3 of 3 Part 3 of 3
Part 4 of 9      
Part 5 of 9      
Part 6 of 9      
Part 7 of 9      
Part 8 of 9      
Part 9 of 9      

The Exciting Adventure of Abram Wright The Hanging of Thorn Wallingford The Ford Band of Desperadoes The Clodhopper and the Bald-Headed Man
Part 1 of 2 Part 1 of 2 Part 1 of 5 Part 1 of 6
Part 2 of 2 Part 2 of 2 Part 2 of 5 Part 2 of 6
    Part 3 of 5 Part 3 of 6
    Part 4 of 5 Part 4 of 6
    Part 5 of 5 Part 5 of 6
      Part 6 of 6

THE 20th KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
An Interesting War Record by F. S. Loyd,
of Fredonia, Lieutenant Company H.
Part 1 of 11 Part 7 of 11
Part 2 of 11 Part 8 of 11
Part 3 of 11 Part 9 of 11
Part 4 of 11 Part 10 of 11
Part 5 of 11 Part 11 of 11
Part 6 of 11  

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
by Rev. William Calhoun Love
Part 1 of 2  
Part 2 of 2  

Poetry and Essays of Mrs. Ida May Roberts

Mrs. Ida May (Kemp) Roberts was born September 12, 1861 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Martin Kemp and Mary Caroline (Vinson) Kemp. She married John Nelson Roberts December 22, 1882 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. They were the parents of six children: John Elmer Roberts, born January 17, 1884; Vienna Alice Roberts, born January 27, 1885; Elva Ross Roberts, born September 24, 1886; Elbert Owen Roberts, born October 8, 1890; Hugh Roberts, born August 6, 1892; Albert Lewen Roberts, born August 4, 1896.

In December of 1901 John Nelson Roberts and Ida May (Kemp) Roberts moved from the Iron Hill (Deanwood) neighborhood of Crittenden County to the Repton neighborhood of Crittenden County. John Nelson Roberts died June 6, 1909 and is buried in Repton Cemetery. Ida May (Kemp) Roberts died March 17, 1924 in Tallahassee, Florida and is buried in Oakman Cemetery, Oakman, Oklahoma.


Gleanings from The Prairie Farmer

The following poem was transcribed from digital images of issues of The Prairie Farmer found on Google Books.


Gleanings from The Bee (Earlington, KY)

The following Iron Hill and Mattoon news items were clipped from digital images of issues of The Bee (Earlington, KY) found on the Library of Congress' web site Chronicling America.


Gleanings from The New York Times

The following story is about the feud between the Belts and the Oldhams of Hardin County, IL. from the Chicago Times, July 17, 1879 and printed in The New York Times, July 27, 1879.


Biographical Sketches

The following biographical sketches were transcribed from digital images of Kentucky. A History of the State. by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885.

The following biographical sketch was transcribed from "History of Southeast Missouri", p. 1071, Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1888.


WWI - Crittenden County Inductees

The following is a list of Crittenden County men ordered to report for military duty in WWI. It was transcribed from the Ancestry.com database "U.S., Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917–1918".


The Roberts Family of
Robertstown, Caldwell County, Kentucky

The following manuscript was compiled by Ila (Earle) Fowler in 1946. She was the daughter of Benjamin Prince Earle and Mary Ann Roberts of Hopkins County, KY.