Sunday, July 26, 2009

Southern Crittenden County News: June 18, 2009

By Matthew T. Patton

Dear readers and friends: This is the last edition of Southern Crittenden County News. We have enjoyed writing the column and producing community news, but other commitments mean we are unable to continue this column. Thank you to everyone who provided supportive words (and thanks, too, to those who provided criticisms, even if not always constructive). All told, we were happy to have the opportunity to write this column.

To learn more about Dycusburg history and genealogy, visit The site is updated weekly with interesting historical tidbits about the area. Also, additional copies of "Dycusburg, Kentucky: A Glance at Her Past" will be printed late summer. To obtain a copy, e-mail

Donations for the "Thunder Over the River" July 4 fireworks event at Dycusburg can be made at the Dycusburg Grocery. For more information, call 988-3004.

Last week's riddle was: "Paul’s height is six feet. He’s an assistant at a butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?" Linda Waters and Lauren Beavers e-mailed the correct answer: "Meat."

The descendants of Longshore Lamb, a Revolutionary War soldier who settled in Caldwell County near Claxton before 1810, are raising funds to erect a marker in his memory at the Lamb Cemetery. Longshore and his wife, Sarah Lee, had the following children: Mary (Polly) Lamb-Crow; William Lamb; Elizabeth Lamb-Reaves-Vaughn; Levi Lamb; Margaret (Peggy) Lamb-Farmer; Jensey Jane Lamb-Clayton; John Lamb, Sr.; Moses Lamb and Martin Lamb. Unfortunately, Longshore’s exact burial location is unknown, but a memorial marker will be erected during a ceremony on Oct. 10, 2009.

If you are a Lamb descendant and would like to make a donation toward this monument, please send a check or money order to: Matthew T. Patton, 509 Onward Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19460-5932. For more information, e-mail

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