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Falmouth, Kentucky, Chat
October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
The Pendleton County Public Library has invited me to speak about the War in Kentucky and my two related books, “Cousins at War” and “Jesse: 53rd Kentucky”.
This is particularly meaningful to me. Pendleton County houses the E.E. Barton Collection, an archive of family stories and genealogical memory. E.E. Barton, an attorney, interviewed all the residents of the county in the 1930s and 40s and asked them about their family histories. His work is a treasure trove and allowed me to learn much about the Allenders and Stallcups of my book (not to mention three German branches of my family that did not figure in the novels: Ochs, Eckhart, and Heusel).
The library building sits next to the cemetery where Frank Stallcup of “Cousins at War” lies in rest. I will feel his presence when I give that talk. I have no doubt.