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From: Jane Hutchings< >
Subject: Re: Western Ky
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 20:39:25 -0800

Hi, Is there an index to "JEFFERSON'S NEPHEWS"? My Dunn family lived in Livingston
Co KY in the early 1800's. It would be interesting to know if they are lisited in
the index.

KyKid10062 wrote:

> There is a book entitled "JEFFERSON'S NEPHEWS," that is a must for Western
> Kentucky researchers, and also anyone who may be researching the LEWIS
> families of Livingston Co. or Albermarle Co., Virginia. Anyone who is
> researching their ancestors in Livingston Co. may find them either mentioned
> or even a good description of them. It gives an in-depth look at how our
> ancestors of that area lived in the early 1800's. The book is about Lilburne
> and Randolph Lewis, Thomas Jefferson's nephews, who along with their father
> Charles L., moved from Albermarle Co., to Livingston Co. in 1808. One of these
> nephews murdered one of his slaves in 1811 just hours before the devastating
> New Madrid earthquake hit. This book is very well written and researched by
> BOYNTON MERRILL, JR. In 1962 Mr. Merrill bought land in Livingston Co. that
> had once belonged to the Lewis' of Albermarle Co., Va. He also bought the
> folklore surrounding the Lewis' plantation that inspired him to research the
> murder of the slave. I found one of my ancestors brothers mentioned. I don't
> know if the book is still in print or not. It might be found at your public
> library or inquire at your local book store. Avon Books, A div. of The Hearst
> Corp., 959 Eighth Ave, New York, N. Y. 10019. If I can answer any questions
> for you, feel free to e-mail me.
> Robbie Story

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