Knox Historical Museum

History & Genealogy Center

Established 1987 in Barbourville, Kentucky
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On August 25, 2016, Jayne Poynter of Corbin donated her extensive collection of genealogy books, documents and other materials to the Knox Historical Museum.

"This is a significant collection which Ms. Poynter has accumulated over a lifetime," said museum genealogist Wayne Adams. "Anyone doing research at our genealogy center will find the materials very useful."

The Jayne Poynter Collection ranges from books and records about the history and families in Knox and the surrounding counties to such interesting topics as the pirates of Colonial North Carolina, Tennessee's Indian peoples, a Letcher County Pictorial from 1842-1930, early settlers on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River, German-American names, and much more.

Items in the Poynter Collection are being distributed to the pertinent research categories within the genealogy center itself. 

Here is complete listing of materials donated by Ms. Poynter:

- Early Adventures on the Western Waters by Mary B. Kegley & F. B. Kegley Vol. l; Vol. ll; Vol. lll - Part 1, Part 2; Vol. V.

- History and Families, Knox County, Kentucky

- History and Families, Bell County, Kentucky

- History and Families, Whitley County, Kentucky

- Tennessee Cousins: A History of Tennessee People By Worth S. Ray

- Before We Forget: Harlan County -1920 Through 1930 by William D. Forester

- Early Settlers on the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River, Harlan County, Kentucky, and Adjoining Counties by Jackie Owen

- German -American Names by George F. Jones

- The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas and Rebecca Borden Branson by Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling

- The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina by Hugh F. Rankin

- People of the Maritimes - Acadians by Henri-Dominique Paratte

- Tennessee's Indian Peoples: From White Contact to Removal, 1540 -1840 by Ronald N. Satz

- Indians of North America by Geoffrey Turner

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