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looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 21 Sep 2001 11:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Sep 2002 11:59AM GMT
Hi! I am looking for information on a camp that could have exsisted about 1901 between Corbin and London Ky. My grandmother LIllian Wanita Baker was born there. Has anyone heard of this camp?

thank you
yvonna
ysamie@aol.com

Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 14 Oct 2001 8:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jan 2003 1:25PM GMT
I too have been looking for information on KY coal camps and have found this web site. You may want to visit it also.
http://www.coaleducation.org/coalhistory/coaltowns/coalcamps...

Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

J. Cooke (View posts)
Posted: 29 Oct 2001 9:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a community named Lily between Corbin & London. Lily had a hgh school until Laurel county schools consolidated their high schools. There was 2 or 3 mines in and around Lily. They are all closed but the community of Lily is still there.

Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 13 Nov 2001 2:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Mar 2003 8:29PM GMT
Surnames: Baldwin
My grandfather's brother named Robert Sterling Baldwin was a teacher at and then became the principal of Lilly High School and was for several years. Sterling is what he was known as. He was born in1907 and died in 1972. For years after his retirement, he owned the Baldwin Court Motel. When I-75 went through London, Ky. The state bought him out. Shortly afterward he passed away. Many people during his time at Lilliy School knew and loved him for his compassion for education.Is there anyone out there that knew his wife and childrens name?? I wasn't around them very much and don't remember their names?? I do know one son was named Raymond Baldwin and played basketball for some nba team, sometime in or around 1940 or so, but don't know which. Are you related????
Yes- Lilly has been there for a long time and is still there today. It is closer to London, Ky than it is to Corbin, Ky.
Judith

Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 17 Feb 2003 6:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am from London Ky.....and was raised in Jackson Co KY.
My grandfather was a coal miner. He worked in mines in East Bernstadt and maybe other Laurel Co mines. My mother gave me some coal mine script from Lynn Camp Coal Co. dated 1906! Lynn Camp is between London and Corbin so maybe this is the camp you are looking for!
I would love to find out more about this script and this coal camp! Any info on this script would be appreciated!
Thanks, Kawnee Million

Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 15 Jun 2004 5:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clark, Burton, Black
What year was this? have not been able to find anything online about coal mining in this KY area prior to 1900s.

my GGF John B. Clark was listed in Rockcastle co. 1880 KY census as a "coal miner."

John Clark & family were in Laurel Co. KY 1879 and 1894. in Tenn. in 1885.

John was born 1848 VA, died 1901 KY.

John may have been a member of the IMPORM (Red Men org.). John m'd Permela Burton of Rockcastle Co. KY ca 1870-73. after Pemela died, John m'd the widow Rhoda Gentry (Mrs. Larkin) Black.
Rhoda was listed in 1910 Rockcastle Co. KY census living with her brother William Gentry and his family.

Would like to find Clarks born in VA who migrated to KY.

Thanx for any help or info!
charlotte










Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 15 Jun 2004 5:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jun 2004 7:09PM GMT
Surnames: Clark
Clark is marred in my family in clay co ky i no a William Gentry marred Emm Chestnut on Sextoncreek Ky clay co
of i can help you email me at byrdball@aol.com

Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 24 Nov 2004 3:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2005 7:06PM GMT
Surnames: Clark, Burton, Brooks, Hughes, Merriman/Merryman
hi edith,
just read your message from June 2004...sorry for the delay in my response!

my John B. Clark is my brickwall! Clark born 1848 VA died 1901 KY. he was listed as "miner" in 1880, 1890, 1900 KY census.
we know Clark is NOT s/o James Y. Clark of Rockcastle Co. KY; we have not found the connection between our Clark and the Rockcastle Co. Clarks.

are your Clarks born in VA?

thanx for any help!
charlotte


Re: looking for a possible camp called Lilly between corbin and London Ky

Posted: 25 Nov 2004 3:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Sep 2005 1:21PM GMT
There is a community named Lily between London & Corbin but I'm not familiar with older mining history in the area. I know there was strip mining in the 1980's in Lily. I live a couple of miles north of Lily and will ask my mother what she knows of the history, my family didn't move to the area until 1920-21 though.
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