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Re: Drowning Creek, Estill Co Ky
Posted by: Tony Belcher (ID *****8514) Date: October 03, 2009 at 16:16:17
In Reply to: Drowning Creek, Estill Co Ky by Frank Taylor of 938

The following link gives Drury Guinn ancestors:

This link gives Virginia Noble as wife of Drury Guinn. Perhaps she was in the family of the G.W. Noble who wrote the book you mentioned?

The link also says Drury's son William was killed during the war (in Letcher Co?). If Drury was buried in the Drowning Creek area, the grave might be difficult to locate. Some of the communities near the creek are: Panola, Winston, Bybee. Panola Baptist Church used to be Drowning Creek Baptist in 1800's. There are several cemeteries in the area and many unmarked graves.

Is it possible he was buried somewhere else? If you can find where he lived before the war (1850 census), maybe he was buried where the family lived. The link says some of Drury's other children died in nearby Breathitt County, which was formed partly from Estill in 1839. His wife, Virginia died in 1912 at Cockrill's Fork in Breathitt Co. I understand Breathitt had many volunteer soldiers fight and die for the Confederate Army.

Hope this might provide a lead.

P.S. Just did a quick check of the 1850 census and it seems he is listed under "Drury F. Gwynn" in Breathitt County (note the spelling). Wife, parents, and first children are listed. Noble family nearby.

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