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.

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

Adair County News, Page1, 1898-03-09, Creelsboro

Adair County News, Page1, 1898-03-09, Font Hill

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-09, Esto 1

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-09, Esto 2

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-09, Jamestown

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-09, Russell Springs

Dr. A Jones, Emma Campbell, Ben Ham, Mrs. Ramsey, J.W. Coffey, J.M. Snow, B.F. Buster, W.H. Hudson, J.L. Mann, Manuel Sloan, Lula Scheidler, Verta Lester, Ella Lester, Josie Wooldridge, Dr. Ollie Taylor, Maggie Jones, Maggie Smith, L.C. Smith, Logan Ham, Frank Grider, L.G. Holt, Maggie Deaton, W.S. Rexroot, Zach Potts, M.E. Tarter, Squire Shephard, E.O. Stone, F.L. Wilson, E.Y. Kilgore, Z.T. Williams, Mattie Gaar, Paschal Phelps, Oliver McElroy, Lizzie Price, Maggie McElroy, Blanche McElroy, Mary Stearman, Tom Selby, Bascum Grider, Loren McKinley, Boyard Grider, J. Popplewell, Sallie Miller, Albert Miller, Ed Stone, Mr. Higginbottom, Mr. Pace, A.H. Holt, Lillie Williams, Emma Burdhette, Myrta Smith, Maggie Jones, Wm Vaughan, Tinnie Wells, Ella Payne, O.B. Vaughan, Lilburn Phelps, A.L. Meldrum, W.S. Stone, J.E. Hays, Mrs. Barnes, Otha Garner, Antoinette Popplewell, Joseph Dunbar, Miss Piercy, Rachel Dowell, Allene Marcum, Lucy Gann, W.L. Dowell, Z.T. Williams, F.W. Wade, A.R. Humble, A.R. Foley, John A. Webb, Chas. Hymen, Luther Williams, J.H. Payne, Bud Cain, James Ford, Creelsboro, Font Hill, Esto, Jamestown, Russell Springs