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County: Garrard

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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4 mi. W. of Paint Lick, KY 52

Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, visited the Kennedy home-see other side-while gathering some of the material for her book. Legendary cabin of Uncle Tom was behind the mansion, which was torn down about 1926. The book inflamed anti-slavery sentiment throughout the North and deep resentment in the South, with its publication in 1851.

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Gen. Thomas Kennedy - One mile south to home site of No. Car. Rev. War veteran who came to Ky., 1780. Member first Ky. Const. Conv.; first Senate; Comm. which named Frankfort as capital. Appointed Brig. Gen. of Militia. Leader in forming Garrard County and its Representative for eight terms. At the time of his death, 1836, he owned a plantation of 7,000 acres and 200 slaves. Over.