A continuing feature on the blog for 2018 is be a series called “120 Years Ago Today”. I’m collecting newspaper clippings relevant to Russell County from The Adair County News in the year 1898. I hope you find some surprises to add to your family tree!

I’ll be doing a bit of digital cleanup on the files to remove streaks and scratches, but you can download the original file from the link. Right-click on my image to save the cleaned-up version. I also plan to include a list of names mentioned in the articles at the end of the blog post to make it possible to find with an internet search.

This week includes a listing from Tarter. I’m not sure which county Tarter is in, but several Russell County names are mentioned, so I included it. A reminder that the town of Kimble refers to Russell Springs, which was also called Big Boiling Springs at times. You can see that Kimble was shown on the county map of 1900 which I’ve included in the Russell County Resources under Maps at the top of the blog.

I wonder if a type-setting backup was used this week? Can you find a few backward/upside-down letters and a miss-spelled Russell Springs?

Here’s the link to this edition of the newspaper. Link

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-02, Tarter

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-02, Jamestown

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-02, Russell Springs

W.D. Tarter, J.M. Shepherd, Hardin Grant, Frank White, Bill Shepherd, Joe Lester, T.H. Tarter, Terry Humbles, John Shepherd, G.W. White, J.W. Bryant, Wm. Robards, W.G. White, R.A. Jones, Geo. E. Stone, Z.T. Williams, E.O. Stone, A.L. Medrum, W.S. Stone, Mollie Simpson, O.B. Vaughan, Mollie Coffey, S.A. Simpson, J.H. Stone, J. Shelby Rowe, A.R. Humble, Bro. Huffaker, Lawrence Web, L.C. Webb, J.F. Cook, E.W. Webb, Alta Webb, Kimble, Tarter, Jamestown, Russell Springs