While the transcribers have attempted to faithfully reproduce the original text, be aware that any transcription may include errors. If you happen to find a typo, please send an e-mail to the transcriber or to Tami McConahy.
The original 1887 History includes footnotes that were indicated with an asterisk and printed at the bottom of the page on which they occurred. In this web version, they have been placed immediately after the paragraph to which they refer.
The rare additions to the original text are clearly indicated by being enclosed in square brackets. These include pages numbers, such as [p. 363] to indicate where a new page begins in the original history. Another case is when the original includes abbreviations that may not be obvious to everybody. In that case, the full words are in square brackets. Thus, 'St. John M. E. [Methodist Episcopal] Church' indicates that the original text reads 'St. John M. E. Church,' and that Methodist Episcopal has been added. Where it seems that there is a typo in the original text, [sic] has been added immediately afterward to indicate that the typo (if it is a typo) is in the original.
Please remember that the various Lawrence County histories, while an invaluable resource, are secondary sources and are known to include many mistakes. Information in them should always be confirmed by checking primary sources (wills, deeds, censuses, etc.) if possible. Where other sources are known that contradict the History, a bracketed number  has been inserted in the text itself, and the contradictory info is in a footnote at the end of the chapter. If anyone is aware of sources that differ from information in the History, please send recommendations to Tami McConahy.
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