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ABSTRACTS OF EARLY NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Courtesy of Mary Bishop, Kellie Scott & Mary Hatton

 

Wednesday, May 8, 1816, Western Citizen - Osborn

Of a paralytic stroke on Saturday the 27th, Thomas Osborn of this  town.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 1816, Western Citizen - Hughes

On 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.
 

November 10, 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  Circuit Court. 
 
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 Church.
 

January 13, 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.

 

January 13, 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) Statesman) 

 

May 26, 1875, Paris True Kentuckian - Lewis/Clay

Lewis, Mrs. Peggy, ages 62, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Captain M. M. Clay.

 

December 24, 1890, Winchester Democrat - Talbott

Bourbon Deaths

Henry Talbott, aged 78 years was found dead in bed.

 

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 the funeral.
 
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 - Campbell,/Talbott/Jeffries

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 funeral.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 1902, Mt. Sterling Advocate- Benton/Scobee/Tyler

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.

 

The 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

 

Winchester 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.

 

November 30, 1916  ..........Clark County Newspaper - Letton
Mr. J.H. Letton, 68 of Borbon County died at his home Saturday night.   Father of Jessie Letton

 

Feb 9, 1917 .......Clark County Newspaper - Gay/Owen/Goff/Bradley

Mr 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.
 

The Kentuckian Citizen  January 2, 1924

 

Miss 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.

 

Miss 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.

 

Mrs. C.S. Goldstine and son, Hallen Goldstine, are in Huntington, W. Va. Spending the holidays with the formerís parents.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bower and son John F. Bower spent the week in Fernback, Ohio, the guest of Mrs. H. D. Haynes.

 

Mrs. Walter Payne left Saturday for a visit with her parents at Warsaw, Ky.

 

Miss Alma Louise Goldstine is the guest of friends in Chicago.

 

Miss 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 Street.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Mann of Lexington, spent Saturday with their son, Mr. Hord Mann and Mrs. Mann.

 

Mr. Gus Christmas and daughter, Miss Georgia Christman, were recent guests of the formerís brother, Mr. Phil Christmans and Mrs, Chrisman at Harrodsburg.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harpe and Miss Nannie Ritchie, of Centerville, were visitors in Paris Monday.

 

Mr. Thomas Currant spent his holidays in Cincinnati.

 

Mr. J.W. Davis Senior has been confined to his home on High Street for several days.

 

Miss Francis Kenney returned Monday evening from a visit with Miss Edna Lewis, at Ashland, Ky.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fithian have returned to their home in Huntington, West Virginia after a short holiday visit with relatives in Paris.

 

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.

 

Mrs. 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.

 

Mr. 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.

 

Mrs. Pearl Finnell has returned to her home in Cincinnati after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniels near Paris.

 

Mr. 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.

 

Miss 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.

 

Miss 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 primary teachers.

 

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.

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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.

ADMINISTRATOR
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.

PROPERTY SALE
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.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Burton Lloyd Violett, 27,  and Hazel Mae Lyons, both of Paris.

DEEDS
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.

 

 

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