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Lewis County, Kentucky, History of.


By: Rev. O.G. Ragan, Pub. 1912, reprinted 2023, 520 pages, New Index, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-135-7.

Lewis County was created in 1806 out of Mason County.  It sits in the far northeast part of the state just under Adams and Scioto Counties, Ohio. This book is not too different from other county history books of this era. With such topics as organization of the county, trade and transportation, labor, farming, politics, Indians, soldiers of the war of 1812 and Civil War, newspapers, and taxation - 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. A particular useful feature of this book is the extensive biographical information included. This volume contains more than 70 biographical sketches with hundreds of other family members. The New index that was prepared for this reprint mentions over 3,500 persons.