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Buck Gayheart first families in Knott
Posted by: Hart Date: April 17, 2000 at 08:15:38
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Softshell, Kentucky Post Office
Before the SoftShell Post Office was opened,
the people of the area received their mail at the
Yellow Mountian Post Office and at the Hindman
Post Office.
       The families of this area included the family of
Wes Hicks, Byrant Moore, John Ramey, John L. Triplett,
T. Thomas, Will Collins, John Owens, Elijah Combs,
Andy Smith, Rank Bolen, Buck Gayheart, Ed Gamble,
Dave Conley, Jasper Owens, Jake Sturgill, Johnny
Shepherd,
Bill Patton, Bobby Slone, Nathan Bolen, Billy Green,
Saul Slone, and Sam Ramey. These were the early
settlers.
Many of their children or grandchildren continue to
live in
area.
The Soft Shell Post Office closed in 1983. Essie
Gayheart Howard
was the postmaster after Sarah T. Slone.
                                          pg 55


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So there should say in this book who Buck Gayhart wife
was,and might tell lots more about Buck Gayhart and his family who is my great, great, grandpa, and any pictures would be greatly appreciated of Buck Gayheart and his entire family., cause I love photos and this is my Gayhart direct family member.
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continued From the Book
"Histories and Families of Knott County, Kentucky"

Here is Allen Buck Gayhart family entry that you sent
me cousin Nancy:
Lain (Combs), born 19 February 1874, died October 15,
1956,
married Lee Gayheart, born December 9, 1874 died
November 5, 1960,
the son of Allen (Buck) Gayheart and Sally (Flannery),
part indian from
Martin, KY. Lain and Lee had the following children:
(a) Lewis, born May
19, 1901, died 21 February 1942, married Nealy
Gayheart, daughter of
Rich Smith and Emmaline (Terry); (b) Press, born April
11, 1906, died
September 1988, married Carrie (Combs); (c) Coot, born
May 11, 1916,
died December 13, 1992, married Bee Bolen; (d) Dan,
born February 2, 1919
died May 11, 1975, married Stella (Conley); (e) Toni,
born April 22, 1903, died
July 13, 1987, married Richard Church; (f) Essie, born
June 27, 1921 married
(1) Earl Howard (2) Leslie Draughn, Grandfather of Ron
Gaddis, guitar player
for County Music Star, George Jones; (g) Goldie, born
1911, died July 1919;
(h) Rebecca "Beck", born November 1909, died September
27, died August 8,
1981; (i) Rosa, Born 11 January 1899, died June 23,
1974, married R.B. Stewart,
born May 24, 1898, died August 1974.
                                                        pg 274


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