Portrait of Early Families: Frankfort Area before 1860

Portrait of Early Families: Frankfort Area before 1860

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Three Dames who were descended from early families of Frankfort, Mary Nash Cox, Becky Darnell Bolton, and Sallie Clay Lanham, compiled Portrait of Early Families: Frankfort Area before 1860. They were assisted by numerous descendants who came to a series of public meetings and brought family stories and information, artifacts, and photographs. This book is the result of a visual and narrative record for future generations of families who developed Frankfort and the surrounding land. Bob Lanham was indispensable in travelling all over the state photographing family portraits hanging on the walls of private homes. The Kentucky Oral History Commission provided a grant to tape family stories which are now in their archive, and Nell Cox videotaped some of these interviews. Excerpts are interspersed in the book.