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From: "Ramona Bayes Woods" <>
Subject: Fw: [The SnakeHandlersofEKY-WVA] "Taking up Serpents Snake Handlers of Eastern Ky"
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 11:23:34 -0500

Hi Everyone,
Melva is allowing me to forward.
Melva thank you so much!
My Great Gramma was Phobe Alice Osborne Smith d/o Jesse Osborne and Polly Anne Hamilton>Jesse's Parents>Lewis Osborne and Phebe Lewis Osborne>Lewis' parents> Jesse Osborne and Sarah Elizabeth Lemaster Osborn. Sarah Elizabeth Lemaster Osborne was the d/o Eleazer Lemaster and Machell Tackett Lemaster.
I thought it would help some to share a bit of family info.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melva Pearce" <>
To: "Ramona Bayes Woods" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: [The SnakeHandlersofEKY-WVA] "Taking up Serpents Snake Handlers of Eastern Ky"

: ----- Original Message -----
: From: "Ramona Bayes Woods" <
: >Park Saylor, one of the main subjects of this study, related events in oral
: tradition for many hours. Kale Saylor and his wife, Ada Lee, Austin Long,
: Are these the main families we need to be researching; and also the main
: areas where the Churches were located?
: > Thank you,
: > Ramona
: Park Saylor, Harlan County KY, was the pastor of our church for many years.
: I have attended services at other churches with Park Saylor, Kale Saylor &
: Austin Long.
: There was a man, Tess Walters, from the Blackmont area of Harlan County who
: was a snake handler.
: From Leslie County KY, I think there are Sizemores, Osbornes, & Hollands
: that have/are involved with snake handling.
: There's at least one snake handling church in Laurel County KY.
: Melva

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