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Jerry Moss Rogers' Book Is One Of Best On Early Families, Gradyville, And The F

This article first appeared in issue 14, and was written by Staff. The full title appeared as: Jerry Moss Rogers' book is one of best on early families, Gradyville, and the flood.

The Early Settlers of Gradyville and Adair County, Ky. by Mrs. Ann Elliott Odell, Phil Moss, and Jerry Moss is one of the best sources of information on the Gradyville Flood. Janice Moss Coomer of Gradyville is credited with much of the research. There are 338 pages in the hardbound book,

The first 286 pages contain extensive genealogical information on the Elliotts and related families: Anderson, Atkins, Baker, Bridgewater, Campbell, Carpenter, Creel, Dadisman, Diddle, Fry, Grady, Hindman, Hughes, Jones, Lightfoot, McKay, Nelson, Odell, Pennebaker, Slaughter, Taylor, and Thomas.

The second part of the book is a 62-page fact and picture filled addendum,which has a wonderful history of Grady-ville. It also contains information on the Moss Family and the Methodists in Adair County.

The addendum contains an excellent photo collection, including a picture of the first store in Gradyville (still standing; it was the original Hunter & Hughes Store, later Walker Brothers).

There's photos of the Gradyville Bank, the Baker-Grady-Keltner-J.T. & Janice Coomer home, the Wilmore hotel, the Diddle house, and Solomon Baker's marker. Baker was the famous Kentucky Long Rifle maker who lived at Gradyville. It was a search for his grave in Johnson County, MO, that led to the writing of the second part of the book.

Copies of the book are available, at $20 each, from co-author Jerry Moss Rogers, 3792 Old Gradyville RD, Gradyville, KY 42722. Phone 502-378-5248.

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