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Jessamine County: Historic church holds annual gathering of descendants

Descendants of the Ebenezer Church's founding families gathered for their annual picnic last week.
Descendants of the Ebenezer Church's founding families gathered for their annual picnic last week.

Descendants of Ebenezer Church's founding families gathered Sept. 11 for the annual picnic, worship service and business meeting.

The cemetery dates from the 18th century and includes several Revolutionary War soldiers. Recent improvements to the historic church have included a new fence and gate. For more information, go to Raisemyebenezer.com.

A different kind of pie-eating contest

Matt Ross downed six slices in 6 minutes to win the pizza-eating contest in the 11-and-younger division Sept. 10 at the Jessamine Jamboree. Hannah Archer was the winner in the 12- to 18-year-old division and Thomas Spiller was the winner in the 18-and-older division. The contest was sponsored by Giovanni's, a local pizzeria.

General "Bull" Nelson historic marker dedication

The life of Maysville native and Civil War Maj. Gen. William "Bull" Nelson will be commemorated at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with a historic marker dedication at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

President Abraham Lincoln, a friend of the Nelson family, ordered Nelson to Kentucky, where he established Camp Dick Robinson, a Union recruitment center, in Garrard County during the summer of 1861.

Nelson's troops fought at Shiloh, Tenn., in the spring of 1862, and that summer he was promoted to major general and placed in command of the newly formed Federal Army of Kentucky.

Call (859) 881-5716 for more information.

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