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William Hurt for Independence Day: John Field step-son home



2013-07-04 - Reed & Fortune Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo CM file photo posted 2006-10-15. This beautiful home is now located at the corner of Fortune and Reed Streets in Columbia, KY. Constructed in 1812, this and two or three others were considered the finest in the region. John Field spared no expense in obtaining the best furnishings, some of which he purchased in Philadelphia and shipped to Louisville by boat, then hauled overland. It was in this house that John Marshall Clemens rented a sleeping room and another room for his law office from John and Martisha Field. He and his new wife, Jane Lampton Clemens, honeymooned and lived here for about one year prior to moving to Tennessee and later Missouri where their celebrated son, Samuel L. Clemens, was born. This home is now owned by Mr. and Mrs. David Rigney. - MIKE WATSON. The photo above was taken at the 2006 Folklore of the Old West. That story, with 17 photo album, no more material related to William Hurt, step father of John Field, can be accessed by clicking to: Folklore of the Old West Festival 2006: One click for snapshots. Clicking ReadMore returns to Lives of Great Adair Countians: William Hurt, for Independence Day by Mike Watson, Adair County historian.
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