The Kentucky Register, November 5, 1875, p.
3, col. 4
Killed by a Mule--A Casey county correspondent of the Stanford Journal
says: Another unfortunate accident took place in this county a few days
since. Dr. O.P. Heiston, a prominent physician of Casey's Creek, was kicked
on the head by a mule and his skull broken. The mule was said to be old and
gentle, and never known to have any bad tricks before. The laast authentic
news received from the doctor was that he was in a critical condition, and a
late rumor comes that he is dead.
The Kentucky Register, June 21, 1878, p. 3,
We learn that one Asa Gordon, a blacksmith, killed a man named Samuel
Preston, in Casey county last week. It appears that Gordon was at work
without a shirt when Preston came into the shop and struck him on the naked
back with a switch, when he grasped a spoke and struck Preston killing him
instantly. Somerset Reporter.
The Kentucky Register, November 8, 1878, p.
3, col. 4
A man named Wheeler, who lived about four miles below Liberty, accidentally
shot himself one night last week. He and a neighbor were out coon hunting,
and cut down a chestnut tree. They were gathering chestnuts when a pitsol
dropped from Wheeler's pocket. He picked it up and remarked that somebody
would get shot. He put it back in his pocket and began picking up chestnuts
when it again fell from his pocket. He again picked it up and made some
remark, when a second pistol fell and was discharged, the ball striking him
in the breast, killing him instantly.
The Kentucky Register, November 22, 1878, p.
3, col. 4
Mr. Charles Barton, of Pendleton, was accidentally shot and seriously
injured near Liberty, a few days since. He was with a hunting party en route
to Tennessee. He was taken home on Wednesday.
NOTE: The Kentucky Register is the
Richmond, Kentucky local paper.
The [Berea] Citizen, 21 Aug 1902
Mrs. Mary Bell, probably the oldest woman in Kentucky, died at her home near
Dunnville, Casey county, Thursday, at the age of 106 years.
Stephen D. Parrish Scrapbook (Eastern Kentucky
DIED--At his residence in Casey County, Ky., on the 19th ult., Mr. Samuel H.
Porter, in the 64th year of his age. Date derived as February 19, 1876.