Tag Archives: Clay County KY

John Amis starts a feud with the North Forkers

(part 2 of 2) In April 1806 John Amis, who lived along the Kentucky River’s Middle Fork, went elk hunting in the area where his cattle were wintering. He discovered some cattle from North Fork farms grazing in what he thought were grass fields reserved for him and his cohorts. Amis proceeded to stab about […]

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John Amis settles on Kentucky River’s South Fork

“That’s a god-damned lie!” cried out Joel Elkins as John Amis spoke to those gathered in the Clay County court. He reached behind the door, grabbed William Strong’s gun, purposely loaded and placed there, then shot and killed Amis. Accounts differ as to why John Amis was in that Kentucky court on August 5, 1807, […]

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Not murdered….but turned boy

Mountain Echo Hyden, KY. Jan. 18. 1897 NOT MURDERED……BUT TURNED BOY! The mystery of the disappearance of Miss Polly Feltner has been cleared up. She was found on the head of a creek called Leatherwood in Perry County, forty miles from here. She became angry at her parents because they refused to send her to […]

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