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A History of Jessamine County, Kentucky

By: Bennett H. Young, Pub. 1898, reprinted 2020, 288 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-102-7.  Jessamine County was created in 1798 form Fayette County.  It lies in the center of the state.  Most of her early settlers were from North Carolina and Virginia.  These pioneers crossed into Kentucky after the Revolutionary War in search of new lands.  This book is not too different from other county history books of this era.  With such topics as trade and transportation, labor, farming, politics, and race relations - all important in the development of the county - are carefully discussed.  This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents.  But the genealogist will love that approximately 1/3 of the book is devoted to biographical sketches of these early pioneer.