ABSTRACTS OF EARLY NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Courtesy of Mary Bishop, Kellie Scott
& Mary Hatton
May 8, 1816, Western Citizen - Osborn
paralytic stroke on Saturday the 27th, Thomas Osborn of this town.
Wednesday, May 8, 1816, Western Citizen - Hughes
Tues the 30th Mrs. Jane Hughes consort of James Hughes of this county. Buried
Wed. with her tender infant which had expired a few days previously. Left
husband and four small children.
November 3, 1827, Paris Weekly Advertiser - Overton
Overton, Waller, died at his residence in Fayette County on the 22nd.,inst.
in the 79th years of his age. He was a Revolutionary Soldier and one of the
first settlers of this county. He was a native of Virginia, and emigrated onto
this state in the year 1776.
1827, Paris Weekly Advertiser - Miller
Miller, John, died near Curd's Ferry- murdered by negro slave. Deceased was the
second son of Major John Miller, who emigrated to this country at a most
hazardous and momentous crisis and from the village of Millersburg.
May 3, 1828,
Paris Weekly Advertiser - Moore
Moore, Susan Rebecca, daughter of Mr. William Moore, died Thursday.
May 3, 1828,
Paris Weekly Advertiser - Clinkinbeard/Allen
Clinkinbeard, Isaac married Miss Ivea Allen, both of this county.
October 15, 1874- The Clark County Democrat - Taylor/Garner/Hinde/Martin/Arnold
This is a LONG article.........so I am picking the genealogy
Captain Hubbard Taylor and his wife were married at Mrs. Taylor's father in
Paris on October 13, 1814, by a Baptist minister named Eastin, who had married
the bride's parents and who was the father of Thomas Eastin.
Mrs. Rachel Taylor the mother of M.G. Taylor was present at the wedding. At
the time of his marriage Mr. Taylor lived in Winchester. After he married Mr.
Taylor built the house owned by the late William Garner. In 1839 he took
possession of Spring Hill Farm. This place is part of a patent granted by the
King of England to old Dr. Hinde for service in the French and Indian War, The
farms now owned by Hubbard Taylor, Dr. S.D. Martin and Robert S. Taylor are
parts of the patents located by Dr. Hind, Patrick Henry and James Madison,
Captain Taylor is the son of Hubbard Taylor Sr. and was born in VA. He was
about 2 when his father came to KY.
Mrs. Taylor is the daughter of Thomas Arnold who was clerk of the Bourbon
The Taylors have had 16 children-only six are now living. They have 23
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. They are members of the Presbyterian
1875, Paris True Kentuckian - Redmon/Miller/Warfield/Magee
Redmon. Mrs. Ruth T., wife of Judge George Redmon, died at Cynthania, on Friday.
She was a granddaughter of Col. Issac Miller, and daughter of Hon. Henry
Warfield, who was a brother of Dr. Lloyd Warfield, once of Paris. He father died
in the fall of 1830, He firsy husband was Dr. Thomas Magee.
1875, Paris True Kentuckian - Holler
Holler, "Granny" age 101 died in Nicholas County, She remembered her father
enlisting in the Revolutionary Army.
January 20, 1875, Paris True Kentuckian - Northcutt/Jones
Northcutt, Benjamin, aged 85 years, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs.
Julia Jones in this county, He was the father of T. M. Northcutt. Mr Northcutt
was born in 1790 in Fredrick County, Va., and moved to Kentucky at the age of 8,
with his father, Jeremiah Northcutt, who was a soldier of the Revolution. Mr.
Northcutt, (Benjamin) remained in Kentucky until he removed to Missouri in 1852.
The deceased was a soldier in the War of 1812 and was in the bloody battle of
the Thames, Leaves three daughters and one son (Copied from Columbus (Mo)
May 26, 1875,
Paris True Kentuckian - Lewis/Clay
Lewis, Mrs. Peggy, ages 62, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Captain M.
December 24, 1890, Winchester Democrat - Talbott
Henry Talbott, aged 78 years was found dead in
July 21, 1896,
Mt Sterling Advocate - Pede/Tabb/Bassett/Henry/Hedges
Mary 12 year old daughter of J.J. Pede of Millersburg, died from gastric fever
Sunday, She was a niece of Mr. I. F. Tabb and Mrs F.W. Bassett who attended
April 7, 1896 Miss Hoda Henry, a young lady of 17, who lived county not far
from Bourbon County line, was thrown from her horse Sunday and killed.
April 7, 1896 J. W. Hedges died at his home in Paris Sunday night.
Dec 12, 1897, Mt. Sterling Advocate - Keese/Wilson/Hedges
After months of terrible suffering, Mrs. Charles F. Keese died.
She was born in this county Nov 30, 1832. Her maiden name was Carrie Wilson
and she was the daughter of Thomas Wilson formerly of this county. She married
Peter Hedges of Bourbon County in 1854 and had one child Mr. John T. Hedges of
Bourbon County. in 1869 she married C.F. Keese.
Tuesday November 19, 1901, Winchester Democrat -
Sunday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs.
John Campbell, of Carlisle, Mrs. Mary Talbott, aged eighty-one years. The
remains were buried at her old house near North Middletown. She was the
former Miss Jeffries, of Bourbon County, and was related to the family of
the same name here. Her son, Wm. H. Talbott, of this county, attended the
Wednesday, October 22, 1902, Mt. Sterling
On last Wednesday (October 15, 1902)
afternoon in the parlor of the Phoenix Hotel at Lexington, Rev. John E.
Abbott officiating, Mr. Norval T. Benton, of the Guthrie Clothing Co.,
this city was married to Miss Sallie Scobee, Daughter of Alexander
Scobee this County. The wedding was not a surprise for the two had been
sweethearts for quite a while. Miss Scobee is noted for her beauty and
natural graces. In Mr. Benton we have been much interested. We became
attached to him while he was a typo in this office. He was always ready
with his part of a task and did it well, moral, correct, and faithful,
we regretted to give him up, in relations with the Guthrie Clothing Co.,
he was complied with demands on him. His friends are numbered by his
acquaintances, all of whom will join us in wishing him well. From
Lexington they went to Louisville and returned here Saturday and took up
rooms with his step-father, Mr. J. C. Tyler, North Maysville Street.
Winchester News November 8, 1911 - Shropshire/Redman/Lair/Stone
Mrs. J. W. Shropshire left Lair Station on the L and M Railroad.
Late Monday night she shot herself. She was born Mrs Fannie Redman daughter
of the late Wash Redman. She was married 3 times (1) Mr. Lair (2) Mr. Newt
Stone brother of Kinzea Stone of Georgetown and (3) Mr. William W Shopshire
Sun August 5, 1912 - Frazier
Leroy Frazier committed suicide Saturday by drinking carbolic
acid in Hamilton, Ohio. Body will be brought to his father's home, Marion
Frazer. Burial in North Middletown.
"Insanity caused by religion said to be the cause"
Siblings Talmadge, Shirley, Snowden, Edward and Jesse and Mary and Annie
July 7, 1916
Winchester news clipping - Embry/Champ/Buchanini/Dale
Four died on the 4th of July excursion 5 mils above Frankfort on
the KY River. Misses Anna Embry and Frances Champ of Paris and Eugene
Buchanini and Carrol Dale of Lexington.
1916 ..........Clark County Newspaper - Letton
Mr. J.H. Letton, 68 of Borbon County died at his home Saturday
night. Father of Jessie Letton
1917 .......Clark County Newspaper - Gay/Owen/Goff/Bradley
and Mrs. Watt Gay of this city celebrated their anniversary. He is 81 and his
wife, who was Miss Nancy Owen of Bourbon is 78. The only persons living who
attended the wedding are Mrs. Thoams Goff of North Middletown and Mrs. Thomas
Bradley of Haggard St.
Citizen January 2, 1924
Lina Green, of Louisville, is the guest of Miss
Emily Fithian at her home on Stoner Avenue.
Reece Worick of the Sweet Shop, left Saturday for a
2 week stay in Florida.
Annabelle Harp, of Richmond, guest of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Harp, on Henderson
Street, returned to her home yesterday.
Misses Mayme Lee Baldwin and
Almeda Morrison left Monday afternoon for Iowa City to complete their
Junior year in the University of Iowa.
C.S. Goldstine and son, Hallen
Goldstine, are in Huntington, W. Va. Spending the
holidays with the formerís parents.
and Mrs. J.A. Bower and son John F. Bower spent the week in
the guest of Mrs. H. D. Haynes.
Walter Payne left Saturday for a visit with her parents at Warsaw, Ky.
Alma Louise Goldstine is the guest of friends in
Frances Hancock left Sunday for Indianapolis to resume her duties with the YWCA
after spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hancock, on Main
and Mrs. Fletcher Mann of Lexington,
spent Saturday with their son, Mr. Hord Mann and
Gus Christmas and daughter, Miss Georgia Christman,
were recent guests of the formerís brother, Mr. Phil
Christmans and Mrs,
Chrisman at Harrodsburg.
and Mrs. Edgar Harpe and Miss
Nannie Ritchie, of Centerville, were visitors in Paris Monday.
Thomas Currant spent his holidays in Cincinnati.
J.W. Davis Senior has been confined to his home on High Street for several days.
Francis Kenney returned Monday evening from a visit with Miss Edna Lewis, at
and Mrs. Charles Fithian have returned to their home
in Huntington, West Virginia after a short holiday visit with relatives in
Misses Bertha and Jessie Tabor have returned to their home in this city after a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Cornett, in Winchester.
W.C. Potts who underwent a successful operation at Louisville hospital several
weeks ago, returned home Saturday, accompanied by Mr. Potts.
Walter Hedges, Sr., has returned from a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Nelson H.
Pare, Mr, Pare and son, at Grand Rapids, Michigan,
His son Walter Hedges remained for a longer visit.
Ed Eales of this city,
has gone to West Baden, Indiana for a 2 week stay.
Mr. and Mrs.
A.R. Dennison and children, of this city, were guests at the family dining last
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Dennison in Winchester.
Pearl Finnell has returned to her home in Cincinnati
after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniels near Paris.
and Mrs. Houston Rion had as guests at their home on
Second Street during the holidays, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wright, their daughter
Miss Frances Wright and their son Howard Wright.
Louis Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes of Mt. Sterling, was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Vail Baldwin at their home on Mt. Airy Saturday.
Louise Keal and Mr. Willard Lawrence, of this city,
were guests at a dinner given Georgetown by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lawrence.
Misses Isabel and Ann Caywood
Talbott, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Talbott
will leave this evening for Bristol, Virginia to resume their studies at
Virginia Intermont College.
Misses Sara Power and
Laila Wild left Monday afternoon for Iowa to resume their duties as
The Kentuckian Citizen Tuesday July 18, 1944
Lt. William J. Johnston, Army Pilot, Killed in Plane Accident in Texas
Second Lt. William J. Johnston, 20 years old, sond of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Johnston
was killed in an airplane accident near El Paso, TX. He was born in Paris,
December 11, 1923. He graduated June 1942 from the Paris High School. Besides
his parents he is survived by two brothers Thomas Johnston, Louisville, and
Frank Johnston of Paris. His maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mason Phillips of
Frankfort, and three uncles Leo L. Johnston, Louisville, Prince Phillips,
Versailles and William Mason Phillips, London, Ohio. Funeral services will be
held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at the Church of the Annunciation, with the
Rev. Father Joseph Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Shriver, Mary George L. Doyle, James
Gorey, Hamlett Collier, James McCarthy and Sello Wollsteirn.
Second Lt. Millard C. Wells, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Wells, Bourbon County,
has received the Aor Medal for exceptionally meritorious achievement in combat
missions over enemy occupied continental Europe.
HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE
A house on Stoner Avenue, owned by Mrs. Woodford Spears was badly damaged by
fire. The house was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rankin; their daughter,
Mrs. James Eades and Mr.Eades.
Mike Heflin was appointed yesterday in Bourbon County Court as administrator of
the estate of his mother, the late Mrs. Mary Heflin. He qualified by giving
bond bor $100 with William Conley as surety.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Dorsey formerly of Bourbon County, now of Fayette County,
recently purchased the 50 acre farm on the Winchester Pike owned by Mrs. Walter
Payne and will move to the farm the first part of September.
MISSING IN ACTION
S/Sgt. Dryden Neill, former member of the Lex. Police Departmen has been missing
in action since July 2. according to his his wife Mrs. Mary Margaret Blake
Neill, of Lexington. Mrs. Neill, formerly of Bourbon County, is the daughter of
Mrs. Edward Blake and the late Mr. Blake. The Blake family resided for many
years in Centerville.
Burton Lloyd Violett, 27, and Hazel Mae Lyons, both of Paris.
Rebecca C. Walsh to Anna B. Thomas and Minnie Thomas Lloyd house and lot at
corner of 12th and Pleasant Streets,
GRAND JURORS PRESENT CHECKS TO RED CROSS
Members: Grover Baldwin, Allison Barlow, Raymond Booth, Robert Burnett, D.E.
Clark, Berry Elam, Lewis Fugate, Matt Lair, Joe Prather, Clay Sutherland, B.M.
Roberts and W.B. Worick
Mrs. Elizabeth Dundon dies in Louisville, age 67, formerly of Paris. She is
survived by one daughter Mrs. Favola B. Kearney, Louisville, three sons George
Dundon, Paris, John Dundon, Louisville and James Dundon, Indianapolis and Mrs.
Thomas Asbury of Nicholas County.
Oscar Lee Mitchell, Chattanooga, a native of Paris died in Atlanta He was a
nephew of Miss Iva McCarney, Paris.