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THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, MARCH 23, 1972 10 The Family T] ee By Mrs. Agnes D. Ashby of Centertown Phone 232-4397 R osine Society News Rescue Squad Expresses Thanks To Gospel Singing Participants The following article, continued from last week was contributed by Mary Kaye Maddox Oliver Christopher Vanlandingham Kimbley, oldest child of Francis E. and Easter (Vanlaadingham) Kimbley was born in 1814. He was educated in the schools of his day and taught by his father the many skills required of men in those days, to till the land, build a home and make a living for a family with none of the conveniences we know today or even the things we think of as being essential. On May 20, 1840, Oliver C.V. Kimbley married Elizabeth Ann Gill. (Nothing is known of her parents or family.) They made a home on or near the old homestead where he was reared, where they [ived for 5 or 6 years. In May, 1846, they bought 200 acres of land in Ohio County along Williams Creek near Equality, Ky. They lived in a one room log cabin till Oliver built a new home. Cutting the trees and dressing the logs the shingles for the roof were made by hand and the lumber for the floors and wood to finish the house were also hand dressed. (I was born in this house as my mother was.) It consisted of a kitchen, family room and parlor downstairs and one large room upstairs. About a year after coming to Ohio County Oliver Kimbley moved his young family into their new home. (This farm is knows as old Kimbley Mines today.) He died 9 or 10 years later in 1846 or 1847 from a disease then known as milk sickness. This disease killed Nancy Hanks Lincoln and I've often heard my grandfather say he always felt a kinship with Abraham Lincoln since the same disease that killed young Abe's mother had also killed his father. Milk sickness was caused by cattle or live stock eating snake root. The livestock that ate this plant sickened and usually died. It must have been poisonous. People contacted it /rom drinking milk or eating butter from infected cows, even before it was apparent that they were sick it seemed to infect the milk. Hence the name, Milk Sickness. At the time of her l=usband's death, Elizabeth Kimbley was very ill of this same disease but recovered to rear her four children. My grandfather has often told us when we were children of the courage of his mother and how she managed to send them to school and with only a yoke of very young oxen not yet broken but all that was left except 1 milk cow of the family's livestock after Milk Sickness had taken its toll. She managed with the help of 13 and 10 year old sons to feed and cloth her family. He recalled that they always had plenty of rabbit and quail which he and his brother Frank caught in traps. He remembered that they would heat boards to carry with them as they ran bare footed, cold frosty mornings to their traps. They would stand on the warm boards as they removed the game from their traps. While his father lived, he had made their shoes. With her children's help, his mother now made their shoes. He remembered that they got new shoes for Christmas. She also made their clothes, weaving most of the cloth in those early years. His sisters were taught to help weave at a very young age. After her children were all grown, Elizabeth (Gill) Kimbley married the 2nd time on December 8, 1868. She was married to Uzal Condit. He was born in 1807. His first wife was Mary Linley who died August 26, 1864. My grandfather refered to him as Father Condit. I don't know the date of Elizabeth Kimbley Condit's death but she is buried beside her first husband, Oliver C. V. Kimbley in old Nellie Davis Cemetery near his father, Francis E.'s grave. When I visited this cemetery recently, I found half of his broken monument. It read about "44 years of age". My mother recognized it from earlier visits she had made to this cemetery. Elizabeth (Gill) Kimbley and her mcond husband Uxal Condit The following are children of Oliver C.V. and Elizabeth (Gill) Kimbley. 1. Susan Mary - born, May l l, 1842. She married Dr. Jesse M. Everly on July 28, 1861. They were the parents of 10 children. 2. Caleb Gill, born December 19, 1843. He married Mary Ellen Casebier October 17, 1893 and died December 6, 1935 at the age of 92 years. They had three children. 3. Frank Edward, born August 8, 1846. He married Isobel Warden May 16, 1872. They had 4 children. Laura Ann - born October 6, 1848. She married James Henderson Kimmel January 25, 1871. They had four children. All four of Oliver and Elizabeth Kimbley's children are buried in Ceralvo Cemetery. Younger Woman's Club To Meet The Hartford Younger Woman's Club will meet March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ohio County Library. Mrs. Ellen Hester, Ohio County Extension Agent, will present a program on spring fashions. Hostesses are Mrs. Billy Allen, Mrs. Fred Westerfield, Mrs. Fern Norsworthy, Mrs. George Beard, Mrs. Donald Paxton, Caleb Gill Kimbley and wife Visitors Saturday night of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Russell were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Russell of Owensboro. The Russelis also visited Mr. and Mrs. Hermon Midkiff. Mrs. R. C. Johnson and Mrs. Kenneth Harrison. lllllllllllllllllllJ ARMY SURPLUS Hwy. 231 North - Hartford, Ky. Mattresses - s2.50 Army Cots - s5.00 Fatigues - s2.50 Pants and Shirts - s2.00 And Antiques The Ohio County Rescue Squad sponsored a gospel sing at the Beaver Dam Grade School last Saturday night. Despite being the season for basketball tournaments, the audience turned out real well to be entertained by the singing groups including the Libertyaires, the Gospel Aires of Hartford, the Gospel Five from Nor- tonville, Isobel Taylor, and the Beaver Dam Young Gospel Four. The donation that was given for the purchase of equipment for the bus was very pleasing. The Rescue Squad wishes to thank the school authorities in Beaver Dam, the singers who rendered their services, Wendell Allen who graciously emceed the program. Other activities are planned in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Daymon Royal had the following company over the weekend: Mr. Charles Allen and Don Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Baize and son and Miss Kathy Decker. Reathel Stewart, 34 year old son of a former resident, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby is in serious condition at this writing in a Bloomington, Illinois hospital. Herbert Woosley, owner of the Rosine Bat Mill factory, has returned home following a business trip to Tennessee and Alabama. Rondall Allen spent last week in Scottsville, Ky. visiting Mr. and Mrs. Felton Armor. Mr. Armor was a W. W. II Army buddy. Mrs. Verda Swift remains hospitalized in Ohio County Hospital and progressing nicely. Former residents, Mr. and Mrs. James Allen and family, last week suffered loss of household furniture in a fire recently at their Hopkinsville home. Blondell Davis returned to his home here after un- dergoing surgery at the Ohio County Hospital. Wendell Allen was named as associate editor of the Tri-State Cardinal Newspaper at Evansville, Indiana Tuesday night. The paper is published for members of the Ohio- Wabash National Society. Oscar Rains and son A. C. visited another son Glen Rains and family of Gilbertsville. Mr. Gilbert Allen of the Robroy Community visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lindsey and family. Danny has until the 3rd of April to report to his base. Today (Monday) is the 75th birthday of Mr. Hobart Wallace. Congratulations. This week will be a happy one for little Miss Tammie Autry who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Autry who underwent serious surgery some three or four weeks ago at Norton Infirmary in Louisville. (omitted last week) Visiting Mrs. Loretta Hatler and daugher Sharon is Miss Lynn Hatler of Detroit, Michigan. Sunday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stringfield of Louisville, Mr. Boyce Phelps and Kenneth Phelps of Cromwell, Mrs. Rosetta Dukes and children James, Darrell, Speed, and Bertha of Rosine, Pearly Logsdon, Dundee, Major William F. Stringfield of Manhattan, Kansas, Robert Stringfield and Ron Grum both of Olathe, Kansas. Mrs. Dorothy Gargotto of Louisville spent from Friday and Saturday with her mother, Mrs. Doomie Burden and daughter Darlene. Other guests Saturday and Sunday were Linda Burden of Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lindsey and son of Louisville, and Mrs. Hazel Woosley of Caneyville. Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Burden who died in Chicago, Illinois were held here Sunday. She was the daughter of the late Joe Young who is a former resident of Rosine. Mrs. Jo Ann Whitely and children of Olaton spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Geary and daughter. On Friday Mr. Leslie Kelley of Louisville and brother Ellis of Spring Lick visited their cousin Boyce Taylor and Mrs. Bettye Wallace. Bro. Will Crowder has returned to his home here after spending the winter with relatives in Illinois. The Rosine Baptist Church was delighted to see him back in the church. Bro. Farmer delivered his regular message on Sunday. The writer was saddened at the news that Eddie Smith of Hartford had passed away on Saturday. Eddie was well known around here as he ihad played baseball here with the Red Legs. Eddie's family has all our sym- pathy. He was the brother of Mrs. Leo Taylor, Rosine. Recent donation for the Rosine Cemetery Fund were Daymon Wilson, $5.00 of Whiting, Indiana, Beaver Dam Deposit, (Ivy Johnston Estate) $8.25; Mrs. Gladys Dean of Evansville, $10.00 Jerri Lynn and Cindy McClellan Jerri Lyn n Celebrates Miss Jerri Lynn Mc- Clellan celebrated her eighth birthday on March 12. A surprise birthday party was held with seven of her classmates present. Jerri Lynn, pictured here and Mrs. Ruby Shouir, Indianapolis, Indiana, $1.00. John and Charlie Probus of Illinois visited Mr. and Mrs. Homer Leach, Wanda and Troy Sunday. Also Mrs. Lula Belle Johnson and family of Louisville visited. Mr. and Mrs. Dee Myers of Boonville, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilson of Louisville, Mr. and Mrs. with her Cindy, is the and Mrs. Gerald Manitowish Wisconsin. granddaughter McCarty of Arthur Wilson Branch spent Mr. and Mrs. and family. Blondell patient in the Hospital. He surgery last To report call Boyce 3756. 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