Carolyn Davidson Hicks

"My Family, A Journey Through Time"

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Walking With My Ancestors! Book

This is a new book with more information than the first! This one has traced ancestors much further back and used Genetic Genealogy to break through brick walls! More information coming soon!  


News: Hyden Grade School Burns

Hyden Grade School Burns Thousandsticks News Thursday, March 1, 1934 The Grade School building here in Hyden was burned to the ground Tuesday evening, just after school was dismissed. It is not known as to how the building caught fire, the first that was known the flames and smoke were shooting out of the top of the building. The damages …Continue reading →

Mary Breckinridge Hospital where I was born

To tell the history of this facility we must start where it began. In June of 1928 the original Hyden Hospital was dedicated. The months prior were filled with adventure and exasperation as builders from far away came to do their part in the construction of the Hospital. The Hospital sits high atop the Thousandsticks Mountain overlooking the quaint little …Continue reading →


Hyden Ky

Hyden is a city in Leslie County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 204 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Leslie County. It is located at the junction of US 421 and Kentucky Route 80, along the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. The area was first settled around 1817 by the John Sizemore family of …Continue reading →


Land Grants

Leslie County Land Grants Grantee Acres Survey Date Bk Watercourse Adam,Solomon 100 4/ 1/1885 108 Cutakin Creek Adams,Solomon 10 4/24/1891 118 Cutshin Adams,Solomon 10 4/24/1891 118 Rorne Fork Cutshin Asher,Annie 200 9/11/1890 115 Hals Fork Asher,Elizabeth 50 9/24/1884 107 None Asher,Emily 40 7/28/1916 124 Wootens Creek Asher,Emily 50 1/ 7/1907 122 Browns Creek& Jacks Cr Asher,G M 100 12/11/1888 111 …Continue reading →


My First Fireworks!

Well… not quite! It was a box of 12 gauge shotgun shells thrown into a 55 gallon drum full on burning stuff! Wow! I still remember how the fragments shot holes through just about everything around us while I dove under my dads car. Thank you big brother for the fireworks! But, that really was a dangerous stunt you did. …Continue reading →


First experience with a cross!

I was about 5 or so and was told that Jesus died on a cross. One day, I drifted out to the old barn area because I was mad at my dad, oldest brother and sister who got to go out around the farm and I was not. I followed them. What I saw Jesus on the cross and I …Continue reading →


First run through a grave yard!

When I was about 5 or 6 my brother and I were at a family reunion in Hyden, Ky. It was always held in a cemetary. We had way to much energy to burn so we chased each other. I learned to never cross anyones grave! Just as I stepped in the middle of the grave, my foot sunk into …Continue reading →


Vidalia Onion Quiche

Vidalia Onion Quiche 1 cup cracker crumbs (any kind) 5 teaspoon butter, melted 2 1/2 cups of Vidalia onions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon olive oil 3/4 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, shredded Salt and Pepper to taste Crust: Combine cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press firmly into a 9 inch pie. Bake at 350°F for 10 …Continue reading →


Potatoes Dauphinoise

Potatoes Dauphinoise Ingredients 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed 2 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 pound potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (I use a handheld Japanese mandoline that slices them very thin, 1/16 inch or so) 1/2 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste 1/2 cup heavy cream Procedure 1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. 2. Rub a shallow 8-inch gratin dish with …Continue reading →


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