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He became the first in the family to graduate from high school, worked for 11 months of ''pure hell'' in a steel mill, then worked his way through Lincoln Memorial College and a year of graduate study at Vanderbilt University. Stuart went on to teach and write poetry, stories, novels and children's books. Prolific Regional Writer.

He was one of this country's most significant and prolific regional writers, to whom reviewers frequently referred as an American Robert Burns. He produced nearly 50 books about his poor, scraggy hills, his neighbors and his own life.

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Typical Stuart stories told of moonshiners and feuds, of horse-trading and practical jokes. Rich with racy and fresh similes, they reflected the authentic language of the mountaineers and Mr. Stuart's own imagination. At the publication of ''Clearing in the Sky'' in , Orville Prescott, the book critic of The New York Times, commented: ''No contemporary American writer has stuck more closely to his native ground.

So mote it be. Much history has done down the river, Filling books civer to civer. But best of all, the Tales of Boone, Won't be forgotten very soon. My ancestor is Daniel Bentley. The first Bentley to move into these parts of Letcher County. He built his cabin on top of the campsite of Daniel Boone in Kona. He said when he was a young lad, he and a few other boys came into Kentucky with Daniel Boone.

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Their duty was to tend to the horses. His father was Thomas Bentley. They lived on the same river as Boone in North Carolina. They raised corn.

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Boone bought his feed for the horses for this trip to Kentucky from Thomas Bentley. At which time Daniel Bentley was brought on as one of the boys to tend to the horses. Daniel Bentley put his initials on a tree and used it as the beginning of his boundary to make a land patent.

He patented all of Kona and Millstone. My father has the original deed written in quill pen ink that states: "On a tree marked D. When Daniel Bentley died, he left all of his land to his youngest son, Joseph, much to the chagrin of the eldest son Benjamin. Benjamin then went to perhaps Frankfort, and signed his name as Daniel Bentley and got his father's money from fighting in the Revolutionary War. He then went and acquired the land from Kona excluding Kona itself towards Neon. Potter, directly opposite the junction of North and Boone Fork, and still occupied by some of his family , is about halfway between the old and new coal camp. From the bridge Highway No.

The west end leads across Boone Fork to Old Kona. Here follow some sea level elevations of most of the places mentioned above: Whitesburg. Our first child, a daughter was born, and died at birth. We left England on the "City of Antwerp". Our second child, a son was born, only to again die at birth. Bates-Weatherby, The Captain takes a second wife. From a newspaper clipping: "Mr. The project specialists at NEKYD are here to provide information on Opportunity Zone legislation, available properties and the benefits of locating in Kentucky.

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