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BOURBON COUNTIAN

The Official Newsletter of the Bourbon County KY Genealogical Society


Established November 2003

Bourbon County KY Genealogical Society Website

In this issue:

New Genealogical Society Formed

Company C, 9th Cavalry Holds Reunion

Tablet Naming Revolutionary Soldiers

Obituaries from Paris Newspapers

Published Bi-monthly

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Issue #1 - January 2004

"The Past deserves a Future!"


NEW GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY FORMED

After 217 years Bourbon County can now boast its very own genealogical society.

 

With that in mind we welcome you to the first ever issue of The Bourbon Countian, a new publication produced by the recently created Bourbon County Genealogical Society.

 

Although there is a wealth of genealogical information in and around Bourbon County, the need for an actual genealogical society was quite apparent.

 

In early September 2003, two people with an interest in creating such a society approached Paris-Bourbon County Library to request the use of their Genealogy Room from which the new organization could be based.

 

The Library Director, Mark Adler, was more than enthusiastic about the idea and it was agreed that the society could meet in the room every third Thursday of the month.  To allow for a little lead-in time the month of November was chosen to host the inaugural meeting.

 

Eighteen people were able to attend the meeting with a very interesting and diverse cross-section of parties present.

 

The meeting ran very smoothly as society fees were discussed and eventually agreed, a board of directors was selected, membership benefits discussed, basic ideas for an exceptional program for the year 2004 put forward and the basis of creating a new organization such as treasury and applying for non-profit organization status formed.

 

Kudos must go to Damon Floyd, who drove all the way from Bloomington, Indiana to attend our meeting.

 

Although the fledgling organization has many

The Inaugural meeting of the Bourbon County Genealogical Society, held in the Genealogy  Room at the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library on Thursday, November 20, 2003.


dreams and aspirations, it also realizes that there is a long way to go and that it must learn to walk before it can run.  Consequently, it is important that the group must first focus on increasing membership of the society.

 

Genealogists with an interest in Bourbon County are encouraged to join the Bourbon County Genealogical Society. Benefits include receiving this bi-monthly newsletter, large discounts to society events in addition to free entry to quarterly society events such as speakers, seminars and lectures and financial help towards meeting the aims of the society including the publishing of genealogical books and pamphlets.

 

The society also hopes to help Paris-Bourbon County Public Library to reorganize and expand its Genealogy Room in the very near futures.  Individual literary donations to the library are not only requested but encouraged

The library is committed to working in partnership with our society and is looking forward to a successful relationship.  As Mark Adler commented at our meeting, "As shown by the numbers attending this meeting; genealogy in Bourbon County is alive and well and with the creation of this society it can only get stronger."

 

An additional filing system has already been acquired by the library in anticipation of donations from members and the general public and a substantial amount of money has been included in the library's budget for new books.  A wish list is being worked upon and will include some publications relating to Harrison, Nicholas and Clark counties in addition to Bourbon and genealogy in general.

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: To the county of Bourbon, a genealogical society, born 11-20-03.  Congratulations!

 


 

COMPANY C, 9TH KY. CAV. HOLDS REUNION

Veterans of Confederate Cavalry Entertained at Dinner by C. H. Meng

 

PARIS, Ky, July 23, There was a reunion of Company C, Ninth Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., held today at the home of Mr. Charles H. Meng, near North Middletown, at which seventeen of the surviving forty-three members of that noted company were present.

 

Mr. Meng chose the anniversary of the battle of Atlanta, in which the company participated, for the reunion, and invited every surviving member of the company to dinner.  There are forty-three members of the company now living, and they are scattered over ten States.  At the dinner today there were seventeen gathered together to enjoy the bountiful hospitality of the host and recount again the stories of the years spent together over forty years ago.  Of those present one came from Georgia, one from, Louisville, one from Franklin, and one from Mason county to meet again their comrades of the war.  Those present there were the following members of the company:

 

Capt. Ed Taylor, Lexington, Ky.

John E. Abraham, Louisville, Ky.

G.T. Bradley, Winchester, Ky.

John W. Bourlden, Maysville, Ky.

A.T. Forsythe, Paris, Ky.

L. Grinnan, Paris, Ky.

Lloyd Harp, Forsythe, Ga.

Garrard Holt, Paris, Ky.

Lieut. Jos. E. Hedges, Paris, Ky.

C.H. Meng, North Middletown, Ky.

Russell Mann, Paris, Ky.

Alexander Macklin, Frankfort, Ky.

Jos. A. Miller, Millersburg, Ky.

Jno. D. Penn, Shawhan, Ky.

C.W. Rogers, Lexington, Ky.

Jno. W. Skillman, North Middletown

I.N. Stone, North Middletown

 

In addition to these members of Company C, there were present Dr. weaver and Captain Ed K. Thomas of North Middletown, and Desha Breckinridge of Lexington, the son of Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge, who commanded the Ninth Kentucky.

 

The home of Mr. Meng was exquisitely decorated with flags and flowers and the dinner was such as no one of the guests saw during the four years of their service - all the good things that make Kentucky housekeepers famous the world over.

 

This article was extracted from "The Lexington Herald", dated Wednesday, July 24, 1907 (Page 1, Column 1).

SEVENTEEN MEMBERS

ARE PRESENT

Notable Occasion in the Historic Old County of Bourbon.

 

A souvenir of the reunion containing an extract from an editorial by Col. Breckinridge and the roster of the company was presented each guest.  It was:

 

SOUVENIR

of Reunion

given by

Charles H. Meng

July 23, 1907

to

Company C,

Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

Confederate States of America

 

THE ROLL OF COMPANY C,

NINTH KENTUCKY CAVALRY

C.S.A.

 

"This was on of the very finest bodies of young men that enlisted in any army, and became the equal of any company in the service of either army during the late war. "

 

"It was not given to many companies to achieve an individual character and separate identity, but this company did win such a character; its action at Noonday Creek, at Snake Creek Gap, at Sunshine Church and other places was so conspicuous and handsome that it became known as a large, well disciplined and gallant company."

 

Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge*

Captain J. Lawrence Jones*

First Lieutenant Ed Taylor

Second Lieutenant Joseph M. Jones*

Third Lieutenant Robert L. Bowles*

John E. Abrahams

John W. Bourlden

James Barlow*

Ell Burden*

Frank Curl*

Benjamin Dykes*

L.T. Fisher

Elijah Goodman*

A. Gunsolo*

William Hopkins*

Llooyd Harp

Harry Holt

Joseph E. Hedges

James E. Kern

John Lawrence*

Robert K. Miller*

C.H. Meng

Granville Mann*

Dennis McLane*

Joseph Myatt

Mitchell Neal

William Parker*

Joseph Porter

John D. Penn

C.W. Rogers

John W. Skillman

George O. Sale*

Joseph Wallace*

William Wood

Joseph Wilkerson*

Tilford Alexander

John Bowles

Thomas Bradley

John S. Bradley

William Crump*

Sidney French*

A.T. Forsyth

Lagayette Grinnan

William Godman

William Harp

J. Lawrence Holt*

W.Garrard Holt

Hugh Hall*

George Kern

Henry S. Letton

Thomas McIntyre*

Peter Mermaugh*

Russell Mann

John A. Miller*

James C. Neville

James D. Parker*

Robert Penix

Thomas Philips*

Eli Penn*

Hiram Rogers

Charles C. Skillman

Henry Turney*

Milton Wallace

John B. Wilson

F.B. Wilkerson*

Harvey Young*

Alexander Macklin

Joseph A. Miller

John T. Nesbitt

George W. Parker*

V.C. Porter*

J.W. Payne

George Redmon

Tim Sullivan*

Charles G. Skillman

Walter B. Townsend

George Woodyard

Joseph Wilson

George Wilkerson

 

 

*dead


 

Bourbon County Courthouse

TABLET NAMING REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS

Erected by Jemima Johnson Chapter of the D.A.R. in 1927

 

David ALLEN John EDWARDS John McCLOUD Henry TALBERT
John ALLEN Moses ENDICOTT Rev. Andrew McCLURE John TALBERT
Philip AMENT Henry EWALT James McCLURE John TERRILL
Nicholas D. AMOS Reuben FIELD William McCONNELL Moses THOMAS
John ARDERY William FISHER Daniel McDOWELL William THOMAS
Nicholas ARNOLD Hugh FORGEY John MILLER of PA. Anthony THORNTON
John BAIRD Peter FORGUERAN John MILLER of S.C. Thomas THORNTON
Henry BANTA James GARRARD William MILLER George TRIMBLE
Elijah BARBEY Nathaniel GIST Benjamin MILLS John VARNON
Alexander BARNETT Jacob HAM Joseph MITCHELL Edward WALLER
Elisemond BASYE Nathaniel HARRIS Edward NELSON John WHITTINGTON
Samuel BATTERTON William HARRIS Jeremiah NESBIT Hubbard WIGGINGTON
Walker BAYLOR Thomas HAYES William NESBIT Hubbard WILLIAMS
Archibald BEAL Joseph HEDGES Joseph PALMER Robert WILMOTT
David BOWLES Benjamin HENNIS Acquilla PARKER Hubbard WILLIAMS
Wm. Bourne BRANHAM David HICKMAN Thomas PARKER Henry WILSON
John BRANDON Robert HILL John PARKS James WRIGHT
John BREAST John HINKSON William PATTON Thomas WRIGHT
Alexander BRECKENRIDGE Ezekiel HOPKINS Joseph PENN William WRIGHT
Alexander BROWN Thomas HUTCHCRAFT Robert PORTER
James BROWN Joseph JACKSON James PRITCHETT The following names are inscribed on a small plaque which seems to have been added to the main tablet at a later date:
James BUSBY David JAMESON Joseph PUGH
Hugh CAMPBELL John JAMESON James PURVIANCE
William CAMPBELL James JONES Nathaniel RAINE
William COLDIRON Thomas JONES George READING
John CHAMPS William JONES Thomas RODGERS Samuel BRICE
Robert CLARK Isaac KELLAR Nathaniel ROGERS Isaac DARNELL
John CLAY Thomas KELLY Archibald RUDDELL James DUNCAN
Samuel CLAY Benjamin KENDRICK Isaac RUDDELL James HUGHES
Isaac CLINKENBEARD Benoni KENDRICK James SANDOUSKEY James HUGHES
Andrew COCKRAN Thomas KENNEDY Benjamin SCHOOLER John LUCKIE
Thomas CONN James KENNEY John SHAW Alexander MITCHELL
John CONSTANT Charles LANDER Abner SHROPSHIRE John MOORE
William COOK Henry LEER Thomas SMITH Robert PURDY
Lewis CORBIN Samuel LOCKWOOD Weather SMITH William TURNER
Henry CROSE George LOYL Hesekiah SPEAKS Benjamin WHALEY
Samuel CURTRIGHT Robert LUCKIE Christian SPEARS John WHITLEDGE
James DAVIS Edmund LYNE Jacob SPEARS
John DEBRULER David MARSHALL James STARTK
Daniel DELANEY Thomas McCLANAHAN William STEELE
Clementius DOWDEN William McCLELLAND Joseph L. STEPHENS Transcribed by Dave Redden, 1 January 2004
George EDWARDS Daniel McCLINTOCK John STIPP

 


 

OBITUARIES FROM PARIS NEWSPAPERS

Issues published between November 1 - December 31, 2003

NAME D.O.D. AGE BIRTHPLACE BOURBON TIMES THE ADVERTISER
ALDRIDGE, Teddy L. 11-07-03 64 Bourbon County, KY   11-17-03
ALLEN, Johnnie Davie 11-07-03 57 Huntington, WV 11-17-03 (P) 11-17-03 (P)
APPLEGATE, Harry Lee 11-14-03 65 Tollesboro, KY   11-24-03
ARNOLD, Thelma G. "Sally" 11-28-03 85 Nicholas County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
ATCHISON, Lula Mae McIntyre 12-21-03 95 Nicholas County, KY 12-29-03 (P) 12-29-03 (P)
AVERY, Kevin Eugene 11-06-03 41 Paris, Bourbon County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03
BLEVINS, Mildred 11-02-03 47 Flatwoods, KY 11-10-03  
BLYTHE, Mildred McCord 11-25-03 77 Bourbon County, KY   12-01-03
BOWERS, Alma L. Long 12-04-03 - Henry County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
BRAUER, Leo Edward 11-02-03 87 Cole Camp, MO 11-10-03 (P) 11-10-03 (P)
BREEZE, Virginia Hoover 11-27-03 - - 12-08-03 (P) 12-08-03 (P)
BROWN, Bertha Rebecca Rankins 11-10-03 53 Paris, KY 11-17-03 (P) 11-17-03 (P)
BUTLER, Richard "Dick" 12-20-03 92 Paris, KY 12-29-03 (P) 12-29-03 (P)
CAVANAUGH, Myrtle Hines 11-07-03 69 Menifee County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03 (P)
CLOUGH, Martha Bell 11-19-03 85 Bourbon County, KY 11-24-03 11-24-03
CRAYCRAFT, Geneval Bannister 10-29-03 92 Bourbon County, KY 11-03-03 11-03-03
CURTIS, Albert "A.B." Sr. 11-27-03 69 - 12-08-03  
DOYLE, W.O. 11-08-03 81 Bourbon County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03 (P)
EARLYWINE, Clyde B. 11-06-03 77 Harrison County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03
EARLYWINE, Earnest Frank "Mouse" 11-08-03 39 Nicholas County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03
EARLYWINE, Helen Veach 11-01-03 86 Bourbon County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
EMMONS, Ruby Addell 11-14-03 68 Massena, NY 11-24-03 (P) 11-24-03 (P)
ENGLISH, Donnie C. 11-30-03 55 Bourbon County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
ESTES, E. Loraine 10-27-03 86 Clay City, KY 11-03-03 11-03-03
FITZGIBBON, Henry A. 11-30-03 87 Missouri Valley, IA 12-08-03 12-08-03
FLYNN, Betty Taylor - 70 Bourbon County, KY   12-22-03
FRYMAN, Claudia Tobin 11-01-03 93 Bourbon County, KY 11-10-03 11-10-03
FUERNISS, Michelle Mary 12-15-03 17 Fon Du Lac, WI 12-22-03 (P) 12-22-03
GAUNCE, Edgar Thomas "E.T." 11-28-03 91 Nicholas County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
GILBERT, Barbara 11-16-03 69 Lexington, KY   11-24-03
GRAHAM, Col. John Robert 11-10-03 78 Hillsboro, IL   11-17-03
GRAVES, Shirley B. 11-04-03 74 Cincinnati, OH 11-10-03 11-10-03
HALEY, Fred C. 11-29-03 83 Pendleton County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
HATTON, Willa Onda 11-18-03 77 Harrison County, KY 11-24-03 11-24-03
HOLLERAN, Clara Guy 11-24-03 68 Bourbon County, KY   12-01-03 (P)
HOLT, Terry Lee 11-14-03 61 Lexington, KY   11-24-03
HOOD, Juanita 11-06-03 66 Bourbon County, KY   11-17-03 (P)
HUFFMAN, Janice Elaine 10-27-03 60 - 11-03-03 11-03-03
HUNT, Henry Ledford 11-20-03 94 Nicholas County, KY   12-01-03
JACKSON, Nancy H. 11-30-03 75 Bourbon County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
JOHNSON, Rev. Edmund Martin "Bobo" Jr. 12-08-03 75 Franklin, KY   12-29-03 (P)
JONES, Mary Opal Penick 12-14-03 86 Bath County, KY 12-22-03  
KING, Julia C. Tobin 11-27-03 87 Bourbon County, KY 12-08-03 (P) 12-08-03
LANG, Louise Cason 11-28-03 97 Cynthiana, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
LEMONS, Albert Thomas 11-10-03 73 Nicholas County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03
LEWIS, Christopher James 11-01-03 23 Lexington, KY 11-10-03 11-10-03
LINVILLE, Geneva Earltine Whalen 12-16-03 84 Bourbon County, KY 12-22-03 12-22-03
LYTLE, Catherine Bowman 11-01-03 89 Versailles, KY 11-10-03 (P) 11-10-03 (P)
MANN, Kate Butler 12-11-03 87 Paris, KY 12-22-03 (P) 12-12-15-03
MATTOX, John Edward Carl 11-28-03 83 Nicholas County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
McCANN, Eddie T. 12-07-03 68 -   12-15-03
McCRACKEN, Jeanne Marie McKowne 12-08-03 43 Melbourne, FL 12-15-03 (P) 12-15-03 (P)
McFARLAND, Margaret 12-22-03 86 Bourbon County, KY 12-29-03 (P) 12-29-03 (P)
MITCHELL, Ruby 12-07-03 75 -   12-15-03
MORELAND, Elsie Gladys Watkins 11-12-03 90 Nicholas County, KY 11-17-03 (P) 11-17-03 (P)
MULLINS, James Earl 10-27-03 49 Montgomery County, KY 11-03-03 11-03-03
NORRIS, Edna Earle Wilson 11-05-03 97 Bourbon County, KY   11-10-03
NORRIS, Julian Pierce 11-29-03 63 Bath County, KY 12-03-03 (P) 12-03-03 (P)
NORRIS, Mamie Helen Greene 12-18-03 63 Mr. Sterling, KY   12-29-03 (P)
ODER, Stella B. 11-05-03 75 Paris, KY 11-10-03 (P) 11-10-03 (P)
PARRISH, Mary Gondola Maupin 11-14-03 82 -   11-24-03
PATRICK, Virgil "Jack" 12-11-03 63 Fayette County, KY 12-22-03 12-22-03
PETRO, Lt. Col. Gus Tinos 12-02-03 85 Mt. Sterling, KY   12-08-03
POLLITT, Robert G. 12-13-03 78 Lewis County, KY 12-22-03 12-22-03
PRATER, Terry Curtis 11-08-03 22 Floyd County, KY   11-24-03 (P)
RADER, Marilyn K. 10-25-03 56 Bourbon County, KY 11-03-03 (P) 11-03-03 (P)
RAGLIN, Mary Elizabeth 11-24-03 67 -   12-08-03
REED, Cora Frances Herrington 11-07-03 79 Bourbon County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03
ROBERTS, Fanny Riggs 11-08-03 85 Bourbon County, KY 11-17-03 11-17-03
ROY, Sarah Beatrice 10-24-03 48 Paris, Bourbon County, KY 11-03-03 11-03-03
SADLER, Eleanor Van Nichols 12-18-03 81 - 12-29-03 12-29-03
SHUMAN, Elizabeth Santen 12-16-03 85 Paris, KY 12-22-03 (P) 12-22-03 (P)
SMART, Virginia Carlisle Swinford 11-24-03 75 -   12-01-03 (P)
SMOOT, Grimes Allen 12-03-03 75 Nicholas County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
SNAPP, William E. 11-24-03 75 Clark County, KY 12-08-03 12-08-03
SWINFORD, Flora Mae Smith 12-21-03 90 Ohio County, KY 12-29-03 12-29-03
TERRY, Patrick 11-725-03 76 Fayette County, KY   12-01-03
TOBIN, Connie Frances 10-13-03 41 Hartselle, AL   11-17-03
TUBBS, Jan Thomas 11-10-03 56 Bourbon County, KY 11-17-03 (P) 11-17-03 (P)
TUCKER, Margaret 10-26-03 83 Lexington, KY   11-03-03
WAGONER, Bertha "Bertie" Knight 12-02-03 80 Hartford County, MD 12-08-03 (P) 12-08-03 (P)
WASSON, Eva Jane 10-21-03 83 Nicholas County, KY   11-03-03
WATKINS, Margaret W. 11-05-03 81 High Point, NC 11-10-03 11-10-03
WEIGOTT, Evelyn Jefferson 10-28-03 85 Clark County, KY 11-10-03 11-10-03
WHITAKER, Paul G. 11-13-03 55 Cynthiana, KY   11-24-03
WHITE, William "Bill" Meteer 12-09-03 57 Paris, KY   12-22-03
WILLIAMS, Paulilne Mae Elam 12-18-03 86 Montgomery County, KY 12-29-03 12-29-03 (P)
ZUMWINKLE, Kate Wyatt Griffith 11-27-03 82 Mayfield, KY   12-08-03
           
(P) = Photograph accompanies obituary