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In all families, stories get passed down from one generation to the next.  As we all know, over time the stories change and eventually may have nothing in common with facts as they really were.  But it's still fun to share these stories with the next generation, which is the purpose of sharing them on this page. If anyone out there knows "the real story", please share it with us!

Any similarities to any people dead or living are probably coincidental.


Is it true that a member of the family lost all his hair when two sisters and a cousin replaced his soap in the shower with a bar of hair remover?


And who was it that promised to hold the log steady while his cousin walked across it to keep from getting her new coat in a mud puddle -- and then flipped her off the log when she was half way across?


And I believe it was this same young man that once urged his young cousin to eat a rotten egg.

bulletLegend has it that either a King or a Spicer went into Virginia, stole an Indian girl off  a reservation and brought her back to Kentucky. They had seventeen sons!
bulletTwo brothers shot someone and before they could be arrested, they hopped a train and headed for Texas.
bulletOne brother left eastern Kentucky after thinking he'd killed his brother in a fight.  (The brother lived!)
bulletGrandma Mary King was born on a woodpile while her mother was chopping wood.  (ouch - watch for splinters!)
bulletRumor has it that an old family bible recorded information that our family went back to the King in Shakespeare's McBeth.
bulletCan anyone tell us about Scottish Red Haired Angels?  Seems red hair runs in the family.
bulletWhich of our relatives was the niece of the Cherokee chief that adopted Sam Houston?
bulletMary & Mathew King moved from eastern Kentucky to Muhlenberg County on Highway 62 -- bought their farm from Great-Grandpa Spicer.
bulletOn a trip to Iowa in July, 2000, Helen & Paula heard the story of the last day of Grandma King's life.  She'd been hospitalized with a heart attack and was recuperating at her daughter's home.  They were celebrating Grandma's 76th birthday.  When she was brought her medication that day, she threw a kleenex to the end of the bed and said "That isn't going to work today."  She died later that night.

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