331A ghost town, in both senses of the word
- Jul 22, 2014Many of our branch of the ELLWOOD family (descended from Robert ELLWOOD and
Martha SAXON or SAXTON) were coal miners in Cumberland and Durham, and some
of them emigrated to the USA and worked in the coal mines of Kentucky and
One of these, Samuel Leslie ELLWOOD (1897-1973) was born in Red Ash,
Tennessee, and I had made a typo in entering the place name so looked it up
in Google to get the correct spelling, and discovered that it was a ghost
town in both senses of the word.
As often happens with mining towns, when the mine closes, the town dies, and
such dead towns are usually called "ghost towns". See here:
But when I entered "Red Ash Tennessee" in Google I discovered that it was a
ghost town in the other sense as well -- most of the sites listed had words
like "paranormal", and people see ghosts there, or say they have.
Apparently Samuel Leslie Ellwood grew up to become a coal miner too, and
worked in Kentucky for a while and eventually died in Bakersfield,
Phone: 083-342-3563 or 012-333-6727