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A Remarkable Family - 1899

Posted: 23 Jul 2004 12:42AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 May 2005 8:15PM GMT
Surnames: Fallis
A Remarkable Family

Last week, one of the oldest citizens of Mercer county passed away. We have reference to Aunt Polly FALLIS, who was in the ninety-third year of her age, as announced in our last issue. Her remains were laid beside "Aunt" Salli FALLIS, who was eighty-nine at her death and Mr. R.R. FALLIS, who was ninety-one, in the family burying ground near Salvisa. Probably no family burying ground in Mercer county holds the remains of three people as old as they were at the time of their death. Mr. R.R. FALLIS, Jr., now has in his possession a coffee-mill which was given by "Aunt" Polly FALLIS, and which was brought to Mercer county from Virginia in 1797 by her grandmother. She also left a needle and thimble receptacle which was made from home-made cloth and calico bought from the first merchant that ever engaged in business in Lexington. His was the only store there at the time of the purchase, and it was a rough log structure. The cost of the calico was three shillings and six pence per yard. Both the coffee-mill and receptacle are in a good state of preservation."--Harrodsburg Democrat. (Source: Earlington Bee, Thur., Dec. 21, 1899)

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