Family History Summaries
This link discusses the descendants of Rev. Andrew and Elizabeth Avent Baker who settled in the Middle Fork area on Richland Creek in Southeastern Kentucky.
Click link below to access Baker history website online:
BY DAVID COLE
One of the joys (and frustrations) in researching the past is bringing to life Knox Countians that appear to be long forgotten except for a few kinfolks on Ancestry.com. This writer stumbled across an interesting Mountain Advocate newspaper clipping floating around at the Knox Historical Museum. The article was published in April 1915 and announced the death of a George Frederick Bretz, who was known locally in Barbourville as "the Colonel."
Carol Golden of Kingston, Tennessee, has announced that the Golden Reunion's 22-year celebration will be held April 27-29, 2018.
The first event will be held on Friday evening at the Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Then on Saturday, the gathering will occur on the original home lands at Golden Creek in Knox County, Kentucky all day long.
The Knox Historical Museum’s genealogy center continues to enlarge its valuable family history collection.
In December 2015, Judith (Callebs) Unthank , in conjunction with her cousin, David Hayes Cole, both natives of Knox County, Ky., presented a new family history to the Museum.
This history focuses on their Hays ancestors, beginning with John Hays, born 1807 in North Carolina.
In December 2015, the Knox Historical Museum’s genealogy center received a 10- generation family history of the Unthanks in America.
The 24-page document was submitted by Judith Callebs Unthank, the wife of David Unthank. Both were born, raised and still live in Knox County, Ky.
The document is a snapshot of America’s history over the years: beginning in England, traveling by ship to America and settling part of the new country, traveling west on the Oregon Trail during which one Unthank child (Alvah) died and was buried in 1831, and continuing right up to the present day.