To: email@example.com From: "David Gambrel" firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 02 Sep 1997 21:32:23 -0500 Subject: J.D. Caudill Store Pic Brian, An old man from Letcher County who was a good friend of ours gave my family a copy of "Kentucky: A Pictorial History" as a gift in 1977. His name was George N. Hale and he died in 1982 at the age of 96 in Lincoln County, he was born in 1886 in Letcher Co. This is what he wrote about the J. D. Caudill store photo, which appears in the book and is the same photo on the Letcher Co Homepage. "In the picture the woman at the corner of the house is Caudill's wife Patsy Collins Caudill. When I was sixteen I carried the mail and the man standing in front (left) is Madison Collins who was always waiting for the paper which he read to those present." Geo. N. Hale I hope this is of benefit to you, David Gambrel email@example.com
To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "Ed Watts" email@example.com Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 01:16:41 -0500 Subject: information on Rockhouse Store Brian - Your website asks for information on the Rockhouse Store. I hope this helps. Here's a transcription of a letter to the editor of the Mountain Eagle from my grandfather, Rev. Edward C. Watts. The date of the letter is unknown but it was written prior to August 1957, the month he died: (A reproduction of he same picture as on the web site appears with the caption "Postoffice and Store Building of 1885") Dear Sir: I am sending the Illustration from "Bluegrass and Rhododendron" by John Fox, Jr. The supposed date around 1885. This Post-office and Store Building was owned by Madison Collins and was located near his home at the mouth of Camp Branch. The building was situated on the right side of the road and at that time across the road from the Collins' Chapel (Methodist Church). At the time of this picture J. Dixon Caudill, Jr. (Fiddler Dixon) was operating the store. He married Patsy, daughter of James Collins. The Postmaster was Dr. Madison Collins, Jr. REV. E. C. WATTS, Pastor Methodist Church Simpsonville, Ky. The article notes that Rev. Watts was pastor of the Whitesburg Methodist Church from 1910 to 1914. I'm a descendant of Samuel C. Caudill and his daughter Elizabeth, who married Dr. Thomas A. Cook. Ed Watts.