Thursday, October 16, 2008

Genealogy Society Goes To Dycusburg

The Crittenden County Genealogy Society goes to Dycusburg Sat. Oct. 11th. Matthew Patton was our host for the day.
Front row, left to right. Anna Rhea Belt Porter, behind Anna Rhea is Betty Charles Mitchel from Clay, KY, Connie Brasher Gould, Rita Owen Travis, and Judy Kemp Owen.

Second row: Doyle Polk, Fay Carol Crider, Matthew Patton, Dale Owen (husband of Judy) and Gary and Renata Dycus. Gary and Renata had seen the site on the internet and decided to drive all the way from Texas to spend the day with the Dycusburg crowd. Gary's family was originally from this area. The group is standing in the Dycusburg cemetery, this was part of our program, as Matthew took us on a tour and told some interesting facts about some of the stones.

Our meeting began in the Dycusburg Methodist Church with a interesting history on the community of Dycusburg and some of it's tragic fires that destroyed the business section. Then Connie Brasher Gould shared some history about the beautiful little Methodist Church as her ancestor's had a hand in constructing some of the interior.

We then walked down to the location of the new Veteran's Memorial marker. The marker is located on the lot where the Dycusburg City Hall used to be.

We ended our program with a tour of the cemetery. It was an enjoyable and interesting day. It is wonderful to see Matthew Patton and his family and friends trying to protect and preserve their community's history.

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