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KY Heritage - JCP Eats: A Kentucky-Based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog
I am very proud of my Kentucky roots and my blog aims to highlight the many things that make our Commonwealth so special. As I said in my about page, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is more than just a state to me – it is a heritage. I was raised on the family farm, Phelps Acres, in Jamestown, Kentucky; it was homesteaded in 1798. From being named as the Kentucky Farm Family, to the production of hybrid seed corn, an Appalachian literacy advocate, a long line of educators, business owners, and devoted public servants – my family has always been classified as “movers and shakers”. It is my aspiration to keep that legacy going. Below I am including excerpts of my family history as it was written by my late great-great-uncle, Dr. M.D. Phelps, Jr. “John Phelps was the name of our Revolutionary War ancestor. He was born around 1730 in Goochland (later, Albermarle) County, Virginia. He was at Boonesborough with Daniel Boone and did his Revolutionary War service as Defender of the Fort. Shadrach Phelps, born Feb. 3, 1775, was still at Boonesborough with Daniel Boone in 1795. We know this because in December of that year, he witnessed a deed …