Nancy Richey

Orphaned No More

Orphaned No More presents the true story of young Henry Clay Morrison and his calling to follow God’s will. Born in 1857 and losing his parents at an early age, Morrison was converted at age 11 during a Methodist revival at the Boyd’s Creek Meetinghouse near Glasgow, Kentucky. Some of the most touching and enduring moments of Morrison’s extraordinary life were those of his childhood, and growing up in a pioneer home helped nurture him into the great spiritual man that God would someday use to accomplish all the mighty works that lay ahead. Henry Clay Morrison grew up to become on of the greatest preachers of his generation. A Methodist minister raised in the heart of rural Kentucky, he was the publisher and editor of the very popular publication, The Pentecostal Herald, and the founder of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Nancy Richey

Richey is an Associate Professor and the Visual Resources Librarian for the Department of Library Special Collections at WKU. A native of Mt. Hermon, Kentucky, Richey has been a faculty member at WKU since July 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and WKU where she received degrees in Information Science and Southern History. Richey has served on various historical boards, including Janice Holt Giles Society, Morrison Park Camp Meeting Site Restoration Board and the Daughters of the American Revolution, and co-authored the book, Mose Rager: Kentucky’s Incomparable Guitar Master, published by Acclaim Press.

Other Books by this Author

There are many country guitar legends, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Eddie Pennington, to name a few, who trace the roots of their music to Mose Rager of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (home of the Everly Brothers). Known for developing a unique thumb-picking style, Mose worked as a barber and a coal miner when he wasn t playing gigs with Grandpa Jones, Curly Fox and Texas Ruby.

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