Category Archives: Estepp-Turner

So ya think Lincoln was tall?

So goes the story right?  President Abraham Lincoln was a towering man of 6’4″ inches in his barefeet.  Well, my wife’s Great-Great Grandfather has him by 3 inches. I give you the Descriptive Roll card for Sergeant Walker Garland Routt, Company K, 19th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. During the Civil War, if you were literate there was a very high likelihood… (more…)

James Estepp saves a young woman from drowning

There’s a family story in the central Kentucky Estepp clan that claims James Tinsley ESTEPP rescued a woman from drowning the in the Kentucky river.  No one knew the name of the woman or the circumstances…until yesterday.  Click the clipping below for the full story from the Mt. Sterling Advocate from 6 MAY 1908: The young woman’s name was Fannie… (more…)