I recently had the privilege of visiting my childhood Kentucky home to conduct research, visit important sites, and speak at the Fleming County Public Library on “Supernatural Lore in Fleming County, KY.” We had a great turnout. The local paper wrote up a piece in advance of the event.
FLEMINGSBURG | Author Daniel Rolph will be at the Fleming County Library on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. to talk about the Supernatural Lore of Fleming County.
Rolph has many family connections in Fleming, Mason and Lewis counties, as well as an extensive knowledge of local folklore, much of which has never been published. He is also the author of My Brother’s Keeper: Union & Confederate Soldiers’ Acts of Mercy During the Civil War, available as a Kindle book, but currently out-of-print. In addition, he is the author of a blog called History Hits and Hidden Histories.
Rolph is originally from Maysville, but his father was raised in Rolph Hollow near the Beechburg/ Mount Carmel/Foxport area. The senior Rolph served in the 36th Infantry Division in World War II and received two Bronze Stars for “Heroic Achievement in Combat. “ Rolph’s mother, now 90 years of age, was a Eubanks from Bald Hill.
Rolph is currently the military and frontier historian and head of reference services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He is also a senior lecturer in history at the Montgomery County Community College where he teaches early American history, the American Civil War and Western Civilization, as well as many other academic level courses during his 27 year career in four local colleges and universities.