The Manchester Enterprise: Bits of Clay

Betty Allen 6-2-11

Fresh Meat

Written by Lynda Barker

Momma, Geneva Hensley, told me about a hog killing time that taught her a lesson.

One fall it so happened that Momma and Daddy, Geneva and Golden Hensley, were the first in the community to kill a hog that year. It was the custom that if you visited someone on hog killing day, they would give you a mess of “fresh meat”! Beings they were the first to kill a hog that year, they had had lots of visitors, hungry for some good “fresh meat”. By the end of the day, after all the processing and after all the visitors, Momma and Daddy realized that they had nothing left from their hog but the rooter, the ears, and the tail.

The Ice House

Written by Lynda Barker

My dad, Golden Hensley, says that they winters used to be much more severe than our winters now. He says that when it started getting winter, it was really cold with no warming up and then colder again. It stayed so cold throughout the winter that the river would freeze over solid - so solid that you could drive a team and wagon across the ice.

He said that the community built an icehouse. This house was built with walls, ceiling and floor being double thickness with sawdust in between for insulation. They would go to the frozen river and cut out big blocks of ice about 3 feet square and about 12-18 inches thick. These were loaded on a wagon taken to the icehouse and packed with sawdust.

I asked him how they decided who used the ice, and he said that it was understood that the family who had worked in chopping out the block was the family that used the ice. Everyone took turns from year to year. As far as he knew, there was never any dispute over the ice.

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DAV NEWS - David Harmon

As I began to write this Dav News a short story sad but true come to my mind that I read a year or two ago it might help me explain what I’m going to say.  During WWII America faced two enemies one in Europe on front lines a small platoon of Americans tried to take a bridge in Holland the small platoon didn’t know the Germans had the numbers & guns the small group did not know this until they were surrounded by the enemy.  With them was one scout PFC Joe man he risked it all as he slowly crept forward and aimed his rocket launcher toward the large artillery and took the big gun out this was not enough for Joe man he continued to kill the enemy by one with his rifle until he took four bullets him self his buddies pulled him back and patched up his wounds his wounds were server an he would not be able to fight the next day he stood guard duty all night so his buddies could rest.  At day break the enemy attacked a grenade landed next to Joe as he warned his buddies he threw his body over the grenade it exploded Joe died saving the lives of his buddies a great hero proven true in the pitch of combat no veteran has every disappointed his nation when it needed him what I’, telling you Dav members we as Dav members should never disappoint.

Our chapter we have 165 members and only 12 or 14 members keeping the name of the Dav held true and what it stands for I know there are some of you who can not DP so but a lot of you can why not come and at least help us have a good head count new administrative building down town Manchester come be with us and help us show we still have a little bit of Joe Mann left in us thank you so much commander David any questions call David at 598-3369.

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Calvin L. Coldirin Family History

COLDIRON, Calvin L. [276]

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Boone's of Kentucky & Virginia

Boone’s of Kentucky &


By: Preston Roark

(A1) George Boone I (m)

(B1) George Boone II (m)

Sarah Uppery (C1) George

Boone III b 1666, Stoak,

Engl. d 2-2-1744, Pa 1689

(m) Mary Milton Maugnidge

b 1668 d 1740, PA

(D1) Mary Boone b 9-23-

1699 d 1-16-1774 9-13/24-

1720 (m) John Webb, Jr. b

1694-96 d 10-18-1774

(D2) Squire Boone b

1696, Engl. d 1765, NC 10-

4-1720 (m) Sarah Morgan b

1700, Eng. d 1777, NC father

of Daniel Boone

(D3) George Boone IV

b 6-7-1690, Eng. d 1753, PA

1715 (m) Deborah Howell b

1691 d 1759

(D4) Sarah Boone b 1691,

Eng. 1715 (m) Jacob “John”


(D5) John Boone b 1702,

Eng. d 1785, PA never married

(D6) Joseph Boone b

1704, Eng. d 1776 (m) Catherine

(D7) Benjamin Boone b

1706, Eng. d 1762 (m) Ann

Farmer (m) Susannah

(D8) James Boone b

1709, Eng. d 1785 (m) Mary

Foulke (m) Anne Griffi th

(D9) Samuel Boone b

1711, Eng. d 1745 (m) Elizabeth

Cassel (m) Sarah Day

(D10) Mary Boone b

1695, Eng. d 4/1696, Eng.

**To read about other

Clay County families visit

our web page @clayfamilies.

com. You are always welcome

to visit us up stars over

the Clay County Public Library

in Manchester, KY.

References: (1) Information

on the Boone family

is from Irma Adams, 1815

Riveramont Dr., Lynchburg,

VA 24503 and others. (2)

This information has been

researched by others and

complied with the material

I have.

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Old Paces Creek School

My fondest memories of going to the Old Paces Creek School were the wonderful teachers. I had the fortune of learning under Mrs. Lettie Brown. She was my Kindergarten teacher.

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