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Bettie Doores
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 6, 1902
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA

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DOORES - After a lingering and painful illness, Miss Bettie Doores died at her residence in this city, early Monday morning. She had suffered from cancer for some years, all efforts to check the disease proving of no benefit. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Noel, of Danville, and two brothers, James E., of Lancaster, and Dr. Doores, of Crab Orchard. She was a life-long and devoted member of the Baptist church, a true Christian, and a willing worker for the cause of her Master. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and her death is deeply deplored. Services were conducted at the residence Tuesday morning and the remains intered in the Lancaster Cemetery.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1903
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Commissioners Sale Of Land.
Garrard Circuit Court.
Bettie Doores, Adm'r, Pl'ff. vs Bettie Doores' Hrs &c D'fts.
By virtue of a judgment of the Garrard Circuit Court rendered at its March Term 1903, in the above styled case, I will on Monday, April 27, 1903 publicly, before the Court House door in Lancaster, Ky., sell to the highest and best bidder, the following described property in the city of Lancaster, Garrard county, Ky., on the North side of Water street, adjoining the lands of Noel sisters (now Harris) and Garrard Female College (now Lancaster Graded School), fronting 111 feet and 13 inches by Water street, beginning at a point 111 feet and 13 inches from the west edge of the alley east of said property and running back at right angles with the front line 85 feet, thence at right angle turn east 6 feet and 10 inches, thence a right angle turn N 14 feet 6 inches, thence with line of Garrard Female College to the west edge of the alley on the East of said property, thence west edge of said alley to the North edge of Water St., containing about one-half acre, be the same more or less.
The above property is adjudged to be not susceptible of division and will therefore be sold as a whole.
John W. Miller, Master Com'r. Garrard Circuit Court.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1903
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The Doores house, on Water street, advertised to be sold Monday, has a little bit of interesting history. It is one of the oldest residences in Lancaster. When first built, it was occupied by Hon. Sam McKee, then by Chief Justice Robertson, then by Governor Letcher. Immediately after their marriage, each of these distinguished gentlemen began housekeeping in this residence. Stranger still, each was elected to Congress while residing there. The house is still in a good state of preservation and bids fair to last many years longer. It will be sold Monday to settle the Doores estate, one of the heirs having died.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
Inventory - Nomination Form (online)
Built c. 1798 on Water Street, now Maple Avenue, a block from the Lancaster County Courthouse Square, the Letcher House was originally a double cabin of buckeye logs with chimneys on either end. The interior woodwork and large stone fireplaces attest to its early age.
The original portion of the cabin was constructed for John Boyle in 1798.
(more info can be found online) 
Family links: 
  French Doores (1805 - 1873)
  Sallie Doores
  Nannie B Doores (____ - 1895)*
  Bettie Doores (____ - 1902)
  William Morris Doores (1830 - 1917)*
  James E Doores (1836 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Lancaster Cemetery
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
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Bettie Doores
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