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Eastern KY Regulators

Eastern KY Regulators

Posted: 1027521628000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1035878819000
Surnames: FRALEY, GILLEM, SMITH, COOK
This information was given us by Mr. John Stegall regarding family members who were involved with the Elliott County Regulators.
I am seeking info on the following men:
Fulton H. FRALEY
G. W. C. FRALEY
Rufus FRALEY
Samuel FRALEY
Fred GILLEM
Jesse GILLEM
Joseph GILLEM
Pleasant GILLEM
William GILLEM, Sr.
William GILLEM, Jr.
Peter SMITH-my Great Great Grandfather.
From my own family files:
On Sept. 26, 1863 "The Cooks" "a pro-Southern group robbed the bank is Ashland, KY. For this deed Adam C. FRALEY and Marcus G. FRALEY were taken Prisoners." End Quotes. I believe the leader of the Cooks was Anderson "Devil" Cook-someone down home told me this.
Regulators also from Notes in the Elliott County Library:
Formed in the Autumn of 1879 their Anon spokesman was "Judge Lynch"who declared "law would be brought to all law-breakers".
From the Lexington Gazetter May 29, 1880 in regards to the Regulators:
"a struggle between the very best men of the mountain counites and outlaws."
End Quote.
Ramona

Re: Eastern KY Regulators

Keli (View posts)
Posted: 1138999599000
Classification: Query
Surnames: FRALEY COOK
I think my Uncle Rufus and cousin Fulton were very close. In 1863 Rufus's step-father Sid Cook ran a group of Confederate Partisan Rangers. Is this the group you are talking about? I would love to hear more. Sid Cook is my ggg-grandfather. I have pictures of cousin Fulton before he died. I am really interested in pictures of Uncle Rufus.

I look forward to your reply.
Sincerely,
Keli

Re: Eastern KY Regulators

Posted: 1439261757000
Classification: Query
Surnames: turner
do you know if they ever went to Madison county?.....seems my gggreatgrandfather was taken by men in white hoods and hung.....after 1878 but before 1880
his last name was turner...
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