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Tina Reynolds: J.V. (Couver) Lapsley was right to preserve barn
'...our Lapsley Farm is older, has lasted longer, and is still going strong. Next I want to grow a little heather just for the idea of herbs from Stratford-on-Avon, England, where I have studied at the Shakespeare Institute, and just nostalgia for the British Isles.' - TINA REYNOLDS
JIM: The old Lapsley barn - I will let it stand
By Tine Reynolds
My dear grandfather, J. V. (Couver) Lapsley, was exactly right to express respect for all the work in the "old barn" of the Lapsley ancestors!
James Lapsley, Sr., founder of our old farm, had worked all over Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Fayette Cos. helping his sisters and brothers settle their land before 1795 and then tramping on down, with the family he finally brought from VA, to the Columbia area and settling his own farm and, of course, building that "old barn."
His sister Margaret (Wm. McBride killed at Battle of Blue Licks, 1782) lived at their stations on KY and also Dix Rivers; James assisted them. His brother Samuel signed as a founder of Harrodsburg and then married the daughter at Irwin's Station, Danville. And more.
Mostly, he teamed with his brother John settling John's requisite war-bounty 2600 acres on KY and later Salt Rs.
Often returning to VA, he was an ensign in the War and provided "public service." Each of the eight brothers and sisters had a very interesting and impressive story.
Dear Papa should have gone on to explain that inside the droopy-roofed sheds of that old barn, the central structure of log evidently was the first residence of the Lapsleys on the farm.
But the barn, we felt, expressed only a small amount of decrepitude in comparison to all the old artifacts scattered around the house, the tenant house, the field shacks, the ruins of the slave houses, the smokehouse, washhouse, woodshed, old mill, the country store, and the springhouse, not to mention the graveyard and the fox hunters' firepits in the woods.. Well said, Papa, that barn was built in the "settlement" of this part of the country.
For clarification, my point, which I had brought up earlier, about the wonderful Phelps Acres Farm, just a few 3 or 4 miles from the Lapsley/Snow Farm, is that the glorious historic Phelps Acres Farm is evidently no longer a farm.
The land is divided into parcels, I have been told and I see that.
In contrast, our Lapsley Farm is older, has lasted longer, and is still going strong.
Next I want to grow a little heather just for the idea of herbs from Stratford-on-Avon, England, where I have studied at the Shakespeare Institute, and just nostalgia for the British Isles.
Thanks for that article from the A. C. News. T. Reynolds --Tine Reynolds
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