The following biographies were transcribed from manuscripts
in the Simpson County Archives, Franklin, Kentucky. These
manuscripts were written by Eugene Scott Brown and possibly his
wife, Lucy Mulligan Brown of Scottsville, Allen County in the
years 1897 and 1898. These biographies are of Allen County men,
either relatives of the Browns or prominent men of the county.
Much more than biographical information can be found in these
pages. One can get a feel for life as it was lived in the
early days of the county. There are stories about school
life, militia drills, civil war adventures and information about
location of schools, churches, names of teachers and more.
I tried to transcribe the pages exactly as written, except I
generally spelled out abbreviations and sometimes added words in
parenthesis in order to make the sentence clearer. If I
could not make out a word or words, I typed a series of periods.
If I guessed at a word, then I followed it with a question mark.
Brown many times did not fill in dates and these I typed as
blanks. (Gayla McClary Coates, transcriber)
Amzi C. Alexander, son of Andrew Alexander, had brothers as
follows, by Andrews wife, Margaret;
Matthew Alexander, born in North
Carolina on __ day of ___ 17___ and he married Phebe Cole
(daughter of _____ Cole) in Allen County ___ day of ___ 18___ and
they had children to wit:
Washington Alexander born _________________ and she
married Hiram Bailey, second, Isaac Shelby.
Cole Alexander born_______ and she married William
Dinwiddie and he died in Montgomery County, Tennessee.
Garrison Alexander born ___ day of ___ 18__ and she
married Daniel Othara? A down easter and they lived and
died in Montgomery County, Tennessee
Henderson Alexander born ___ day of ___ 18___ and she
married James Lynch in Montgomery and he died in Texas.
Monroe Alexander born ___ day of ___ 18__- and he married
Miss Mary Claiburn of Macon County, Tennessee, moved to Texas
and died from a fall from a ladder after raising a
Cole Alexander born ___ day of ___ 18___ and he married Phebe
Cole (his first cousin) and by her had William M. and
Hester. First wife died and he married his second wife,
Matilda Simmons and by her had Dr. B. D., Dorinda, James,
Reason?, William and Rosa.
Alexander born __ day of ___ 18__ and she married Henry
Cole (her second cousin) and they moved to Missouri.
Neely Alexander born ___ day of ___ 18___ and she married
W. Alexander born ____ day of ___ 18___ and he married
Miss Claiburn of Macon County, Tennessee, a sister to said
Monroes wife and she died after having children to
wit: John Meador, Alexander, and he married second wife,
Polly Dennis no children.
James Alexander born ____ and he went to Texas
Alexander born ____ and she married Robert Harris of Montgomery
Mayben Alexander born in North Carolina and
he was Andrews first child born to him after his return
from the Revolutionary War and so was named for his father
Andrews Colonel Mayben. He married Margaret Wygal of Allen
County, Kentucky, originally Virginians and they had children to
Mary Angeline Alexander born ______ and she married Amos Harris;
no children except one (Alexander) and he died in infancy.
Matthew Nelson Alexander born _______ and he married Miss Minerva
Pickett of Wilson County, Tennessee and they had children to wit:
Margaret, Bettie, Agnes, Dr. Matthew N. Alexander.
Paterfield Graham Alexander born _____ and died when 22 years of
age on 14 July 1843; is buried at Pleasant Hill. A bright young
Sarah Ann Harrison Alexander born _____ and died while teaching
school in Scottsville; single, 29 years of age. Taught with Prof.
Permelia Huston Alexander born _____ and she married Capt. James
H. Carson, Capt. Company ______ and died without any children
having had and lost infant.
Martin Luther Alexander born 18 January 1832 (see his sketch)
Jane Virginia Alexander born _____ and she married Esq. John H. Ligon
of Dixon Springs, Tennessee and he died in 1894 and she still
lives and has children to wit: (nothing follows)
James Madison Alexander born ________1791
and he married Prudence Henderson Cole (daughter of Rebecca
Henderson and Jos.? Cole, brother of Aunt Phebe Cole Alexander
above named) and they had children to wit:
Rebecca Minerva Alexander born ________ and she married John J.
Teel. And they had children to wit: Charles
Andrew M. Alexander born (see his sketch)
Hiram Winburn Alexander
Sarah Elizabeth Alexander born ____ and she married Josephus Cole
William Evans Alexander born ____ and died in Denton County, Texas
Mayben Henderson Alexander born ____ died in Texas 1894.
Said Andrews children by his second
wife (Mrs. Mary Heron nee Wallace) were as follows: Margaret
(Peggy) born_______ and she married Rev. Jesse Graham in Allen
County, Kentucky and they had children to wit:
James Axley born in Allen County, Kentucky
Amzi C. Alexander was born in Cabarras County,
formerly part of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, near Charlotte,
Nov. 10, 1795, died April 15, 1863. Married to Elizabeth Watkins
Holliday, Dec 9, 1819.
Alexander was born in Allen County, Kentucky on 6th August 1829
about 5 miles southeast of Scottsville near the Cane Spring. His
father was James Madison Alexander who was a Regular in U.S. Army
some five years. Was fife major in said service and for many
years was fifer for the militia drills in Allen County while Dr.
Robert R. Durham was drummer. Was a sleymaker (someone who made
the pegs for a loom). Died in September 1852. Was buried on Willis
Centers old homestead about five miles southeast from
Prudence, died 16th May 1840 and is buried by her husband.
Subject had brothers and sisters as follows to wit: Rebecca M.
now Teel; Andrew M. (subject); Hiram Winburn; William E.; Sarah
E. (now Cole); Mayben H.
Subject married March
6th 1856 to Miss Permelia Wilson of Fayette County, Kentucky;
married by Dr. William M. Pratt, son-in-law of Rev. R. T. Dillard
of Fayette County, Kentucky. To them were born the following
C. Alexander born 12 Dec 1856
Nelson Alexander born ___ day of ___ 1858
W. Alexander born ____ day of ____ 18
M. Alexander born ___ day of ____ 18
Winburn Alexander born ___ day of ____ 18
Spencer and Prudence.
educated in the Academy at Scottsville, Kentucky conducted by
Andrew Waters and wife (from Massachusetts) and in the Georgetown
College, Georgetown, Kentucky 1851 and 1852. Was apprentice to
Eli S. Garrison, cabinet workman for 9 ½ years, principal
occupation, house builder.
Subject of this sketch joined the Methodist Church in 1842 or
1843 and the Missionary Baptist Church in 1846 and has been
honored by being an officer of the latter church for 30 years.
Is a nine degree Mason and was made a member in Good Samaritan
Lodge 174, Lexington, Kentucky.
In 1851 and 52 was necessary to telegraph two weeks ahead to get
passage on the stage coach to Louisville.
(He) came within one vote of being the nominee of Democratic
Party for jailor of Fayette County, Kentucky in 1870 or 1871.
Lived in Fayette County, ten miles east of Lexington, Kentucky
from 1852 to 1876, January 1, where in 1885 he lost his wife
whose remains rest in the beautiful Lexington Cemetery.
Taken in 1897
Beverley Waugh Alexander was born about three miles east of
Scottsville in Allen County, Kentucky on 6th day of October 1836.
His father was Amzi Chaffin Alexander who was born in Cabarrus County,
once part of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1795. Said
Amzi Chafins fathers name was Andrew and he was born
in said county in ___ and died on what is now County House farm
here in Allen County, Kentucky in 18___ and was buried about 1
mile southeast of Scottsville on land now owned by Esquire
Benjamin Taylor near and west of Jacks Hollow. Said land
where he was buried belonged to Samuel Garrison and then to A. Drane
and then ______. Said Andrews 1st wife was Margaret
Alexander and was his cousin and he married her in North Carolina
and by her he had children, to wit: Matthew and Mayben and James
M. Said Andrews second wife was Mrs. ____ Heron, widow of
Heron whom she married probably in North Carolina. Said Mrs.
Herons maiden name was Wallace and she was born in ____
probably North Carolina and by her were born to him Amzi C.;
Washington; Andrew and Nelson G.
Said Beverly Waugh Alexander received a common school education
in Allen County, Kentucky and engaged in agricultural pursuits
from his youth except some five or six years assisted in running
the T. J. Settle Woolen Mills at Scottsville.
In 1867, he was elected County School superintendent of his
county which office he held for two years, 1867 and 1868, and
then resigned to go into the Woolen Mills. For sketch of his
mother, Elizabeth W. Alexander (nee Holliday) see her sketch.
He was married 28 April 1863 to Miss Louisa H. Settle, daughter
of Thomas J. Settle Sr. of Scottsville. To them were born Janie
E. born 10 May 1864; Arthur C. born 15 March 1866; Ida M. born 2
May 1868. Said Janie E. married 10 February 1885, Ira
Bowman Dorsey of Oak Ridge, Marebonce? Parish, Louisiana. Said
Ida M. married 14 Oct 1886 Dr. Andrew W. Myers, now of Russellville,
He (Beverley) is a Mason, member of Methodist Episcopal Church
South and politically is a Democrat.
(The following written in different handwriting) B. F. Alexander,
son of Amzi c. and Elizabeth Watkins Alexander, born in Allen
County, Kentucky, April 12, 1829. Married to Miss Frances L
Bowman, at Mansfield, Louisiana, November 10, 1867. His wife died
Taken in 1897
Dr. Hiram Winburn Alexander was born six miles southeast of
Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky on what is now called the
Henry J. Brown place, on the 8th day of November 1830. His father
was James Madison Alexander who was a native of Cabarrus County
or Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, born ___ day of ____ 1791
and died in Allen County, Kentucky on said farm (where Hiram was
born) in September, 1852 and was buried in the old Willis Center
burying ground. Came to this state in _____. Said Hirams
mother was Prudence Cole, a daughter of _____ Cole and who was
born in Allen County, Kentucky.
Said Prudence Cole died ____ day of ____ 1836 when said Hiram was
six years old. Said James M. remarried to Patsy Simmons, a widow
whose maiden name was Dalton. Said James M. Alexander was a
soldier, fife major in United States service, War of 1812 and was
in the service for five years. And was fifer while Robert Durham
was drummer afterwards here in the militia musters. Not a member
of any church, was a Methodist in his views. The said mother,
Prudence, was a member of the Methodist Church. Said James
M.s father was Andrew Alexander who was born in
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 17___ and who died in Allen
County, Kentucky in 18__ on what is now the County House Farm
three miles southeast of Scottsville and was buried near and
southeast of Scottsville near Jacks Hollow. Said James
M.s mother was Margaret Alexander, being first cousin to
her husband, the said Andrew. By her said Andrew had sons viz;
Matthew, Mayben and the said James M. Said Andrew married a
second time and to Mrs. ____ Heron of _____ county and who was a
widow of _____Heron, her maiden name being Wallace. And from this
union sprang Amzi C., Washington, Andrew, and Nelson G. and
Said Hiram had brothers and sisters viz; Rebecca Minerva
Alexander, wife of J. J. Teel and 72 years old; Andrew M.
Alexander now of Lexington, Kentucky and about 68 years; Sarah
Elizabeth now wife of Jo. Cole and about 65 years; William Evans
Alexander died in Texas, Denton County, 1895; Mayben Henderson
Alexander, died in Texas 1894.
Said Hiram attended the private schools of his vicinity and
worked on the farm and at 17 years of age was set free by his
father who signed and acknowledged in County Clerks office
or writing to
.. effect before Lemuel Swearingin, County
Clerk. He then worked on the farm and attended schools
alternately. Went to school to Prof. Waters at the Scottsville
(Academy) in the Presbyterian Church. Obtained a certificate to
teach school anywhere in Kentucky and taught and read medicine
till winter of 1855 and 1856 attended medical lectures at Medical
University of Louisville, Kentucky. Read medicine in summer of
1856. Attended Medical College University of Nashville, Tennessee
the winter of 1856 and graduated in spring of 1857 with 117? others.
Dr. Paul Eve was professor of surgery. Then practiced medicine in
Barren County at Old Rocky Hill, Kentucky for four years to 1861
and then went to Clintonville, Bourbon County, Kentucky (on)
horseback and then practiced medicine for 25 years up to 1886. On
19th October 1870, he was married to Miss Mary E. Bowles,
daughter of Socrates Bowles, who was born and raised in Bourbon County,
where she was also born and brought up.
To them were born:
John Madison Alexander born 26 July 1871
Nannie Winburn Alexander born 8 November 1875
Thomas H. Alexander born 23 May 1880
Elizabeth Buckner Alexander born 23 May 1880
Socrates Alexander born 1883
Mary Prescot Alexander born 1883 (twins, both dead)
Said John M. is
studying for the ministry in University of Lexington, Kentucky
Bible College and Christian Church. Said Nannie Winburns a
graduate of Hamilton College, Lexington, Kentucky. Said Lizzie B.s
attending Hamilton College.
In 1886, said
Hiram and family moved into Fayette County on Mayesville Pike six
miles north of Lexington where they have resided ever since, he
doing some practice at intervals and in daytime. Owns and lives
on a farm of 125 acres for which he paid $112 per acre in 1884 on
North Elk Horn Creek.
Said Hiram and wife belong to the Reformed Christian Church at Antioch.
Politically he is a Democrat and is for Free Silver.
Marcus Adolphus Alexander was born in Allen County, Kentucky on
11th day of March 1853, four miles southeast of Scottsville. His
father, Nelson G. Alexander, was born in Allen County, Kentucky
about 3 ½ miles east of Scottsville on what is now the County
House Farm on ____ day of ___ 18___ and died in Scottsville,
Kentucky on 21st October 1887 and is buried in Scottsville
Cemetery. He was a farmer and Justice of the Peace, a Democrat
and a member of Methodist Episcopal Church, South and a Mason. Member
of Graham Lodge Number 208. He was a son of Amzi C. Alexander and
Elizabeth W. Alexander whose maiden name was Holliday.
Said Marcus A. Alexander was educated in the Public Schools of
his vicinity and at Everet? Academy at Epperson Springs in Sumner
County, Tennessee, 1872 and 1873 and at Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
Tennessee 1876 and 1877. Took law license
Schools in 1870, first one at Mt. Union Church in South Allen and
at various places in Allen County and taught three schools in Warren
County in Smith neighborhood near and west of Greenwood. Studied
law with Hon John J. Gatewood at Scottsville 1870 and after. Obtained
license to practice law 10 January 1871. Was examined by Hon.
John E. Halsell and David C. Walker and license approved by Hon.
James Garrett, Circuit Judge. Went to Minnesota 5 March 1879,
returning 22 December 1879. While there practiced law with Harrison
J. Peck at Shackopee, Scott County, Minnesota. Practiced law at
Scottsville ever since. Was partner in all Allen Circuit Court
cases with Leslie and Botts till Gov. Leslie was elected circuit
judge succeeding Jo. H. Lewis and then with Maj. Botts till he
died in May 1893. Then practice with Porter and Mc
and afterwards with Hon. W. L. Porter. Was deputy sheriff under
Jackson Richey 18___. Was elected school commissioner for Allen
County, Kentucky, August 1872 and held said position for four
On 19th day of March 1885, said Marcus A. Alexander was married
at Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee to Miss Mary Amanda
Marshall, daughter of James C. and Sallie Marshall. Said James C.
was son of John Marshall, formerly merchant of Scottsville moving
to Lafayette in 1832. Said James C.s mother was Miss Amanda
Mansfield, daughter of George Washington Mansfield who lived and
died in Allen County at Scottsville. Was a member of Kentucky
Constitutional Convention in 1851 and who was father of Mrs. H.C.
Caruth, mother of Asher G. Caruth. Said John Marshall was second
cousin to Chief Justice John Marshall of United States Supreme
Court. Said Marys mother was a Chamberland, daughter of
Carroll Chamberland, whose wife was a Hunter and came from Virginia.
To said March A. and May A. Alexander were born the following
Eric Marshall Alexander born 15 Aug 1886
Lee Alexander born 26 February 1888 and died 29 December 1888
Eva Alexander born 26 April 1890
Sallie Alexander born 27 May 1893
Martin Luther Alexander was born 3 ½ miles east of Scottsville
in Allen County, Kentucky on 18th day of January 1832. His father
was Mayben Alexander who was born in 1788 in Mecklenburg County, North
Carolina on Sugar Creek near Charlotte, North Caroline where 1000
other Alexanders were born. Said Maybens father was named
Andrew Alexander and was born at or near same place in
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, date not known, probably
about 1755, dont know, date of death unknown, occupation
probably farmer. Said Andrews wife, dont know, but he
had seven sons, to wit: Mathew and said Mayben and James M. by
his 1st wife and Amzi Chaffin, Washington, Andrew, and Nelson
Graham Alexander and daughter, Margaret (Peggy) by his second
Said Martin Luther Alexanders mother was Margaret (Peggy) Wygal,
daughter of Adam Wygal. She and her said father were both born in
Virginia near _______
, Montgomery County, Virginia. She was born in 1788. Said Wygals
are of German origin. Said Adam Wygal married Mary Loman? of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia. She had and read a German Bible and she died in
Allen County, Kentucky (see Alf Follis)
Said Martin Luther Alexander was educated in common schools of
Allen County, Kentucky, brought up on a farm till about 25 years
of age. His father died 1849 and his mother died in 1855. Both
buried at Pleasant Hill Church. Said Martin Luther began teaching
schools bout 1849 near Long Creek and taught Nira C. and O. Doris
Pitchford, Wiley Holland, Fanny Carver (late Brown) and the other
Hollands and Hatters etc. Taught two other schools in said
county. Learned John W. Stark and others their letters. Was book
agent for Leary and Getz of Philadelphia about 1 year in 1852.
Then was P.M. and druggist in Burksville, Kentucky 1854 to 1857
and married on 22 February 1855 to Miss Lucinda Virginia Dodd of Glasgow,
Kentucky. In 1857 moved to Nashville, Tennessee and engaged in
clerkship in wholesale shoe house of R. S. Hollins and Co. and
then with A. J. Duncan and Co. to the War in 1861. Then engaged
in Auction and Commission business to 1865 and then sold out and
moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, carrying with him $4200 his wife
having died 38 April 1863 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Nashville, Tennessee.
In Cincinnati, was salesman for Acton, Clark and Co. on Pearle
Street at $3000 for about 1 year, 1865. Then lost all in gold
speculations at New York 1866. Then was salesman for Lufts, Tillney
and Co., whole sale notions on Broadway, New York City about 1
year when they collapsed owing him $1800 not yet paid. Then
returned to Nashville, Tennessee and sold clothing for Bolin H.
Cook and Co. on public square for about a year. Then was drummer
for Monroe Smaltz Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, successors to
Haddock, Read and Co., the oldest shoe firm in the country for
about one year when they collapsed. Then returned to Nashville, Tennessee
and then clerked for M. Parsons? till about 1876 and then
returned to Allen County, Kentucky, where he has taught school
ever since 1879 with intervals of teaching in Barren County, Kentucky
and Ellis County, Texas.
Was only once married and had four children viz; Johnetta now
wife of William J. Meador of Milford, Ellis County, Texas and
Horace who only lived six months and Neill, now a teacher of
Ellis County, Texas. The first child was born dead.
Was P.M. at Burkesville, Kentucky and Railroad tax collector in
Allen County, Kentucky on the T. W. Thompson
any military service. Was a union man and voted against
secession. Politically was a whig, then a no nothing and then a
Democrat. Member of I.O.U.U.R.A.R. Society at Scottsville, Kentucky.
Belonged to Methodist Episcopal Church South. Was twice defeated
for nomination for Representative in Allen County, Kentucky.
Had brothers as follows to wit;
Alexander who died when a child at two years old.
2. William H. H.
Alexander who died at one month;
3. Mathew Nelson
Alexander, now living at Lafayette, Tennessee.
Graham Alexander who died at 22 years old 14 February 1843. His
grave is the first at Pleasant Hill Church.
5. Mary Angeline
Alexander who married Amos Harris, Esquire and died in 1873, had
child Alex, both buried at Pleasant Hill.
6. Sarah Ann
Harrison Alexander died single at 29 years of age. Was assistant
teacher for Prof Andrew Waters when she died of fever in 1852.
Houston Alexander who married Capt. James H. Carson of Sumner
County, Tennessee, Capt of _______. She died 18___, buried on
Capt Carsons place.
8. Jane Virginia
Alexander married Esquire John H. Ligon of Dixon Springs, Tennessee.
He died 1894, she still lives near Hartsville, Tennessee.
Luther Alexander is six feet two inches high; complexion fair;
hair black; eyes hazel. Features prominent; visual weight 200
Visited City of
Mexico in April 1892, remained 11 days. Saw President Diaz who
gave him the freedom of the city of Mexico, went up on Popocotopel.
Alexander was born in Allen County, Kentucky on April 11, 1819
near east prong of Bays Fork, 3 ½ miles southeast of
Scottsville, nearly east.
His father was Mayben
Alexander, son of Andrew Alexander who served in American Army in
the Revolutionary War and was captured by the British in siege of
Charleston and his colonel being Col. Mayben. These Alexanders
came from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, were Scotch
Presbyterian, but there being no Presbyterian Church here they
joined the Methodist. Said Andrew Alexander is buried about one
mile southeast of Scottsville near the Lafayette Road in an old
Grave Yard about 150 yards west of said Road (see sketch of Alexanders
furnished by the subject of this sketch)
His mother was
Margaret Wygal, a daughter of Adam and Mary Wygal of Allen
County, Adam a native of Germany, Mary of German descent. Her
name was Loman. She was from near Philadelphia when it was a
.. His mothers mother was called
Granny Wygal and died at George Wygals, her son in Simpson
County, Kentucky sometime about the 40s.
He had brothers
and sisters as follows:
Mary Alexander born in 1817
Subject the next born in 1819
Porterfield Alexander born in 1821 and died 14 February 1843
Sarah Ann Alexander born 18___
Permelia Alexander, she married Capt James S. Carson and he and
his wife now dead
Martin L. Alexander
Jane Virginia Alexander
His education was
obtained from the common schools of his vicinity in Kentucky and Tennessee
some in Wilson County. Last in Wilson County, Tennessee. Went to
school to Nelson G. Alexander near Watertown, Tennessee. Taught
school at Lafayette and in the county round about eight sessions.
Studied law while teaching school and before and after obtained
license in or about 1850 at Scottsville Graham Judge at
Scottsville and Judge Tompkins at Tompkinsville. Began practice
at Scottsville though resident of Tennessee.
marriage was to Miss Minerva C. Pickett of Wilson County,
Tennessee near Statesville, Tennessee, daughter of the Rev. H. W.
Pickett, a Baptist minister. Her mother was Lurany Luper, raised
in Overton County, Tennessee, a daughter of Joseph Luper of Overton
County, Tennessee. (They were) married by a justice of the
peace name Hardy Syfrat?, married on ___ day of ____ 1842. By her
he raised five children; Margarette; Elizabeth by her his
one grandchild by Gillenwater; Agnes; Dr. Mathew Nelson Jr.
Pleasant Shade, Smith County, Tennessee and by him has six
All dead but Mathew Nelson.
First wife died in 1880 at Lafayette. He married second wife 30
May 1882, Miss Sarah Graham, daughter of Dr. David Graham, a
native of Ireland. She was born at Sandusky, Ohio, but for
many years was resident of Overton County, Tennessee. Her mother
was a native of Penn.?
He lived here in Allen County till near 21 years of age. Citizen
of Tennessee ever since 1840. Practiced law and owned and
cultivated several farms in Macon County, Tennessee and has been
a large dealer in real estate.
Was for four years County Superintendent of schools of Macon
County, Tennessee about 1870 to 1874. Was for four years Circuit
Court Clerk of Macon County directly after the war, about 1866.
Took United States census for two districts, 1870. Was
.Circuit Court Judge and Chancery Judge. Was
specially? Commissioned by Gov. Hawkins to hold eight days
Chancery Court at Smithville, De Kalb County, Tennessee, the
regular Judge Crowley being incompetent for a number of cases by
reason of previous employment.
Was baptized into the Baptist Church near Statesville, Wilson
County, Tennessee 1844. Afterwards removed to Lafayette and there
changed his religious views to the Church of Christ. Edited
the Star Spangled Banner at Lafayette, Tennessee for
a time. Is an elder of the church. Politically, he has been a whig
before the war. With the South during the War. After the war,
changed his views and has voted Republican. Voted for
William Fletcher Alexander was born in Allen County, Kentucky
about three miles east of Scottsville on 21st day of November
1833. His father, Amzi Chaffins Alexander, was born in Cabarrus
County, North Carolina on 10 November 1795. Cabarrus County was
formerly part of Mecklenburg County. Said Amzi C.s
father was Andrew Alexander born in Mecklenburg County, North
Carolina and died in Allen County, Kentucky in what is now the
County House Farm and was buried in a Presbyterian Grave yard
near and southeast of Scottsville. Said Andrew was a
Presbyterian, but after moving here from North Carolina joined
the Methodist Church there being no Presbyterian Church here.
Said Amzi C. was a Methodist Class leader for many years at the
church at Pleasant Hill and was justice of the peace when the new
Kentucky constitution was adopted and opposed it. Was on the
bench on a number of the county courts with Amos Harris, Thomas Caruth,
J. Warren Heeter and Johnson Cockrill.
Said William Fletchers mother was Elizabeth Watkins
Holliday (see her sketch) He attended the common schools of Allen
County, viz; schools taught by Elizabeth Brown, Andrew Alexander,
Burton Brown, Mary Alexander, Marcus L. Alexander, his brother,
all private schools before the public schools were established.
Public Schools viz: John H. Collins, Rev. Robert Y. McReynolds,
Albert A. Lewis, Hugh R. Brown and high school with Prof. Andrew
Waters. Then began to teach in the Public Schools in 1852. Taught
first at a school house near Woodford May was on Trammel
Creek on ridge between Big and Little Trammel, in Allen County,
Kentucky, being employed by Iredell Foster, trustee. Then taught
at Hickory Grove school house near Barren River, Allen County,
Kentucky, at Friendship Church, Warren County, Kentucky, 1854.
Attended A. Y. Cornings? select school at Scottsville about
1853 in the old Brick School House in the southeast part of
Scottsville. In 1855 he began the collegiate course at Delaware, Ohio
in The Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated there in the
Classical Course and received the degree of A.B. in 1859 and in
1862 received the degree of A.M. from the said institution.
Edward Thompson, D.D. afterwards Bishop Thompson was president of
said college. Bishop C. C. McCabe, H. A. M. Henderson were among
his fellow students in said college. Cherished in memory as his
teachers are Prof. William G. Williams and Prof Lorenzo D. McCabe
still living. Said university was at that time the largest
institution of the kind west of the Alleghenies and was in some
sense a successor of Augusta College, Kentucky.
In Autumn of 1859 he went to Louisiana and in December same year
joined the Louisiana Conference. Preached at Ho
Claiborne Parish in 1860 and at Caddo Circuit, Caddo Parish in
1861. Moved to Bayou Tensas Parish in 1862. Rode through Mississippi,
Alabama and Tennessee to Scottsville, Kentucky by horseback 25
days. Found Confederate soldiers at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and
at Shelbyville, Tennessee and Murfreesboro, Tennessee and passed
and stopped with his uncle Nelson G. Alexander near Cherry
Valley, Wilson County, Tennessee arriving home about 25 October
Visited Delaware, Ohio in 1863. Then returned to Munfordville, Kentucky
and taught school in 1863 and 1864. Taught there in Kentucky at
Flat Woods School House, Allen County in 1864 and 1865. In 1866
at Flippin on Forks of Perdian? Creek. In 1867 at Flat
Woods again (for) 10 months at $70, his room and board. In 1868
at Freedom in Barren County, Kentucky. These were Select Schools.
Taught Greek and Latin and other higher branches. In 1868,
starting June, he made a journey for his health in rockaway drawn
by two mules to Hastings, Minnesota arriving 8 August 1868 and
called on Rev. Peter Cartwright. Taught school in Scott County
near Lydia Post Office in 1868 and 1869, returning to Kentucky in
summer of 1869. In Fall of 1869 went through the country from Scottsville,
Kentucky to Rev. B. F. Alexanders plantation on Tensas River
in Tensas Parish accompanied by Irey W. Whitney. Spent 1870 in
said Parish, Louisiana, suffering with granuated? sore eyes.
Returned home in Kentucky and thence went to Cincinnati, Ohio,
fall of 1870, returning to Louisiana by steamer. Stopped at Memphis
and called on Jefferson Davis, ex-president of the Confederacy
and had a pleasant interview. Then taught a six month school in Ouachita
River, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana in 1871. In Fall of 1871 made a
trip to Minnesota, Hasting, St. Paul and state camp meeting near St.
Paul. Returning to Louisiana, fall of 1871, taught a short
time at same place Ouachita and in January, 1872 visited with the
Louisiana Conference at Monroe in said Parish and was appointed
to Lake Providence and Ilawarra? in Carroll Parish and there
spent 1872. On 17th April 1873 he was married to Miss Emma Jane
Jeffries of Carroll Parish and in said Parish. A lady 22 years of
age, a person gentle in manners, pretty and of much popularity. Preached
at Columbia, Tensas Parish in 1873. By said wife was born to him
on 30 December 1873, Marcus Mosely Alexander who is still living
and now connected in business with Eddy and Eddy of St. Louis,
Missouri and training in the South. In 1874, he and family went
to Collin County, Texas and Dallas County, Texas. He taught
school in Dallas County in summer of 1874. On 26 Sept 1874, his
wife died in Dallas County, Texas and was buried near Frankfort,
Collin County, Texas Masonic Burying Ground. Died of Louisiana
fever. In early part of 1875, returned with his son to Louisiana
and taught school at Midway in West Carroll Parish. Returned with
his son to Kentucky in Fall of 1875 on visit. Returning to Louisiana
same Fall and in 1876, early summer returned to South Kentucky.
In 1876 remained in Kentucky and taught school that winter at
White Oak School House near Carrol Hancocks returning to Louisiana,
winter of 1876 with the children, two boys of Mrs. Ellen Deanson?
sister of his wife. Returning in Spring of 1877 taught school
near Walker D. Hollands and William Popes near Butlersville
spring and in
. 1877. In winter of 1877 and 78 taught at
Rich Pond, Warren County, Kentucky, taught school near William J.
McElroys in winter of 1877 and 1878. In Fall of 1878 taught
school at Gainesville, four or more months, which was his last
school. Remained in Kentucky till March 1879 when he was
appointed by Rev. George R. Browder, Presiding Elder to supply
the pastorate of the Rev. Mr. Price who resigned. Was in charge
of this work till Oct 1879 and at Madisonville conference in
October 1879 was re-admitted to Louisville Annual Conference and
appointed to Carrsville, Kentucky on Ohio River for 1879 and
1880. And then 1881 2-3 months sent to Columbia, Kentucky as
circuit rider in latter part of 1883 and in 1884 preached at
Princeton, Kentucky. Latter part of 1884 was transferred to Florida
and took charge of Madison Circuit, Madison Florida for
1884. From Gainesville, Florida Conference in January 1885 he
received from his personal friend, Bishop Linus Parker
appointment to Fort Dade now Dade City, Hernando County, Florida
Station. Two appointments and then preached 1885, 1886 and 1887
delightful period. In 1888 sent by conference to Enterprise,
Volusia County, Florida and there preached one year. In 1889 and
1890 preached at Maittand, Florida, Orange County. In 1891 and
1892 at Floral City and Inverness in Hernando and Citrus Counties.
In 1893 was stationed at White Springs on Suwannie River, Florida.
In 1894 at Cl
. And Yalaha Lake County, Florida. In 1895,
1896, 1897 at Waldo, Alachua County, Flordia. Visited New York
City and Boston in 1895. In 1896 was a state delegate from Florida
to the National Prohibition Convention at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
and was there made a member of the National Committee from Florida.
Has given a great deal of attention to classical literature. Is
familiar with Greek and the Greek Testament. Knows and reads
Hebrew. Always a great student.
(Following written in different handwriting) Married second
time to Miss Mary Bruce, of Vanceburg, Kentucky about 1906. He
died suddenly June 17 or 19, 1908 at St. Petersburg, Florida.
Herschel B. Austin was borned in Allen County, Kentucky, September
22 1869 The year the sun was in eclipse. His parents are the Rev.
Jno. B. Austin and Mary E. Austin, nee Ferguson, who now reside
at Austin in Barren County, Kentucky and is a grandson of Willis
Austin, one of the early settlers of Allen County; of English
descent and Virginia by birth. His parents moved to Barren County
when he was but a child where they have since made their home. He
received a common school education in schools of the last name of
..which he matriculated in the Glasgow Normal
School at Glasgow, Kentucky where he was in attendance about
three years during which time he completed the Business and
Scientific course as prescribed in said school being granted
diplomas in each receiving the degree of bachelor of Science
(BS). He was then employed in teaching for about two years in the
Allen Seminary of Scottsville, Kentucky and other like
He then completed a course in law in the Northern Indiana Law School
at Valparaiso, Indiana and received the degree of Bachelor of Law
under the tutorage of the Hon. Mark L. DeMott, Judge Jno. Gillett
and others of equal abilities. He there after being admitted to
practice in the supreme court of Indiana. He then for two terms
was principal and had charge of the Horse Cave Normal School at
Horse Cave, Kentucky where he achieve great success and by his
fruitful and efficient work he rendered himself very popular as
an educator. In January, 1895 resigned his position and located
at Scottsville, Kentucky and began the profession of law in which
he is now employed (of course his success is ind
obtained license to practice law in 1893 and were so granted by
reason of his examinations by the above law faculty and
He was admitted to the Bar in Kentucky 1894 at Munfordville in Hart
County, Kentucky, but was never actively employed in practice
until July 1895. He was engaged in farming and lumber business
until the age of 17, his father owning considerable lands and
conducting an extensive lumber business during his sons
He has had the honor of being city attorney in Scottsville, Kentucky
and in 1897 was the nominee of his party for county attorney
Democrat. Is a member of the Missionary Baptist church.
See further as to Grandmother Austins
30 Oct 1897
Buford Warrick Bradburn was born in Simpson County, Kentucky on
16 Arpil 1855 near Palmyra. His father was George Washington Bradburn
and was born in Simpson County, Kentucky 30th Oct 1829. Was a
farmer and moved to Allen County, Kentucky when a youth. A
Democrat in politics and in 1870 was elected assessor of Allen County.
Second four years and was re-elected in 1874 being the only
Democratic nominee then elected. He died 16 August 1889 in
Scottsville and was buried in Scottsville Cemetery.
Said Buford Warricks mother was Isabella A. Allen, a native
of Christian County, Kentucky, born 2 February 1828 and still
lives resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
There were ten children of said family, five living and five
dead. Those living are Thomas N., Buford W., the subject of this
sketch, Florence Ella (now Mrs. Clem Howard), Minnie B. (now wife
of E. B. Lewis of Fort Worth, Texas) Mattie B. (wife of E. L . Sturdivant)
now in New Mexico.
Said Buford Warrick obtained his education in the Public Schools
of his vicinity and in Scottsville High School or Scottsville
Academy 15 months taught by Dr. J. R. Temple now of Breaksville?,
Florida, in 1874 or 1875. Taught school in 1875 and 1876. Taught
at Rough and Ready in 1875 and at Red Hill in 1876. While
teaching this school at Red Hill he became engaged to be married
and in 1877 on 10 January 1877 he was married to Miss Mary
Elizabeth Barton, daughter of James Sr. and Sarah J. Barton (nee
In 1876, he commenced reading law with Gilbert M. Mulligan at
Scottsville and read law with him until his death in 1877. Was
admitted to the bar on 14 July 1878 being examined by Maj. W. H. Botts
of Glasgow, Kentucky and Col. Henry T. Clark of Bowling Green, Kentucky
and license approved by Hon James Garrett, circuit judge of this
district. Then commenced the practice of law at Scottsville. In
February 1882 was appointed by Judge N. C. Pitchford to fill out
the unexpired term of H. P. Bailey. In August 1882 was elected
county attorney over M. A. Alexander and served as such for four
years. Continued the practice of law up to 1890 when he moved to Vi
Texas and then was attorney for the Fort Worth and Denver
Railroad for three years, practicing with John M. Basham and M.
E. Smith, style of firm Bradburn, Smith and Basham. Practiced in
court of appeals and Supreme Court of Texas. In September 1893
moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky where has resided ever since and
formed a partnership with Hon. John M. Wilkins doing a large
practice in Warren and adjacent counties.
Was in 1897 nominated by Democratic party as a candidate for
, House of General Assembly
. opposition. Is a Democrat, Methodist and a member
of the Masonic Fraternity and Knight of Pythias.
16 August 1898
Stephen Sherman Binnion was born in Macon County, Tennessee December
7, 1866. Lived there with his parents three years, thence moved
to Simpson County, Kentucky and resided there one year and from
there moved to Barren County six years thence to Allen County
residing there ever since. Was educated in the common schools and
the Academy at Mt. Zion and Ogden College at Bowling Green. His
father was Rev. Robert A. Binnion, now residing in Allen County,
Kentucky in Puncheon District. His father was a Private of Co. I,
9th Kentucky Infantry Volunteers in the War of 1861.
His mother was Nancy C. Roach of Simpson County, Kentucky.
Subject had five sisters and six brothers. His father and mother
are both living. His father is a minister of the General Baptist Church.
Subject of this sketch obtained license to practice law in the
Allen Circuit Court in 1893, having previously taught school
about six years in Macon County, Tennessee and Allen County,
Kentucky. Was nominated and elected Clerk of the Allen Circuit
Court on the Republican ticket in the fall of 1897 for six years.
He has three brothers in the United States Service to wit: Boson
U. Binnion, Co. B, United State Engineer Corps.; Thomas G. Binnion,
Co. B, United States Engineer Corps; John M. Binnion, Co. C,
United States Corps. His oldest brother James W. is a practicing
physician in Macon County, Tennessee.
Oliver Brown was born in Allen County, Kentucky on 19 June 1821
on Long Creek some eight or 9 miles southeast of Scottsville. His
father was Henry Brown who was born in Wake County, North
17___. Said Henrys father was Wyley Brown who was born and
raised in North Carolina and moved to this Allen County, Kentucky
bringing his boy Henry with him in 18___. Also there came with
him his brother, Willis Brown, Sallie Brown , who married James
McReynolds (brother of Anderson McReynolds), Dillie, who married
Henry Johnson (brother of old Matthew), and Drury Brown and
William Brown, another brother moved from North Carolina to near
Said Olivers mother was Miss Aley Austin, a daughter of
William Austin from ________ and she was a sister of Willis
Austin and Wilson and Williamson Austin (the latter now living in
Grayson County, Texas). Willis (John B.s father) died in Allen
Said Oliver had brothers and sisters as follows:
11 day of October 1819
2. Robertson was
3. Adaline was
born 4 July 1836
4. William Henry
was born 1838.
Said Oliver attended only the schools of his neighborhood and
very little at that. Education limited.
He was married to Miss Elizabeth Brown who was born in Virginia
and of no kin to Oliver. Her father was Skelton Brown, born in
Virginia, who died near Fountain Head, Sumner County, Tennessee.
Her mother was Polly Napier from Virginia and of kin to the Napiers
of Casey County, Kentucky.
To them were born the following children:
Helen Brown now Pitchford, born 15 August 1843;
Henry Woodson Brown born 1 January, 1845;
William Austin Brown born 1848;
Mary Alice Brown born 18___;
Samuel Oliver Brown born 18___;
Minnie Brown (now Pursley? of Tennessee) born 18___;
Missie Brown (married Buck Taylor of Tennessee and died ) 18___;
(five died young
and not given above)
Said Oliver and Elizabeth were married by Dr. A. S. Walker at
Denton Browns on 2 August 1842 in Allen County, Kentucky.
Was a farmer and lived and raised his family on Long Creek in
Allen County, Kentucky. Gave all his children a good education.
Brown was born in Allen Co., Kentucky on 22d day of April 1820 at
the old orchard on part of a 400 acre survey owned at one time by
on head waters of Dry Creek about 5 miles south east of
Scottsville near the old Willis Center Place afterwards
owned by said William A. Brown and the house where he was born he
afterward moved about ¼ mile southeast to where and in
which his son the writer of this sketch was born. In a log house,
brick chimney, shingle roof the roof was nailed on with
shop nails made at a black smiths shop and costs about 25
cents a pound. The spring where water was obtained for the family
was about 150 yards southeast of the house and still furnishes
plenty of water. Dr. Robert Paris of Scottsville was the family
physician. Said William A.s father was Allsey Brown who was
born in Co
, North Carolina on____ day of ___
179__ and died on east fork of Bays Fork in Allen Co., Ky.
on ____ day of Oct. 1864. Was a youth, say about 16 years of age,
when he moved from N.C. to Ky. with his father Drury Brown who
settled near and on adjoining farm to where William A. was born.
Said Drury Brown was born in N.C. and died on the said farm where
he settled in Allen Co, aged about 70 years died about
1832 and was buried under a walnut tree on said farm. Was a man
of rather small stature black eyes and black hair and was
a constable and school teacher and a good mathematician.
Said Drurys wife, Allceys
mother, was Lizzie Jent and was a sister to Margaret (Peggy) Jent
Brown, wife of Wiley Brown who was a brother to said Drury and
was sister to Winnie (Jent) Cook, wife of Syon Cook, father of
Calvin Cook and Amos Cook and Syon Cook. Said Drurys father
never came to the state, Ky., and Wm. A. does not know his name. Does
not know the extraction or nationality of said Drurys
ancestors. Said Drury had brothers as follows Wiley, Ruben
and Charles. Wiley lived on Long Creek in Allen Co., Ky. where
Oliver Brown, his grandson, afterwards lived. Wiley had children
to wit: Willis Brown, who lived north east of said Oliver Brown,
who moved to Missouri at, say 50 or 60 years of age, and died
there (He was a very nervous, fidgety man). His, Willis
wife, was Jincy Kelsey and sister to Burton Browns wife.
And Henry who lived and died on Long Creek in Allen County, Ky
was a soldier in War of 1812. He married Ailcey Austin,
sister of Willis and Wilson and Williamson Austin. His children
were Harrison, Oliver, Robertson, Adaline and William H.
brother, Ruben, moved from North Carolina to Sequatchie Valley in
Tennessee between Cumberland Hill? and Waldens Ridge in Bledsoe
County Pikeville the county seat while a youth.
Said Ruben married Miss Sallie Worthington and had children to
wit: Jesse, James and two daughters, Minerva and _________. Said
Ruben owned a large tract of very rich land on Bledsoe Creek in
Bledsoe Co., Tennessee owned 30 black slaves and
was wealthy. Lived in a brick house. Said William A. made a visit
to his said great uncle Ruben Brown in the fall of 1842 or about
said year and remained 10 days and was cordially received and
entertained. Said Ruben was a man of good size broad
shouldered, weight about 175 lbs. Got his start by herding cattle
in the mountains in East Tenn. Jesse and James lived on land
given them by their father, Ruben and had families.
brother Charles moved westward to the Yellow Banks at
or near Owensboro, Ky. Had a family, but never returned or
visited his relations here and William A. knows nothing further
of his history.
Brown, father of the subject of this sketch, was married on _____
day of _____ 18___ to Miss Nancy Terrell Childress who was born
in South Carolina on the ____ day of ____ 17___ and who was
living with Old Harry Colliers (Collins?) in Allen Co., KY., then
Warren Co., Ky., till near the time when she and Allsey married.
She was a sister to Willis Centers wife, Elizabeth, and
came to Ky. on foot, leading a horse which carried such goods as
they brought. She had a brother, Bartholomew Childress who lived
in Mobile, Ala. and was at one time Sheriff of his county. Said Nancy
came from Georgia here.
Said Allsey Brown
was a large land owner owning 800 acres or more which he for the
most part divided among his children before he died. Said Allsey
Brown owned six Negro slaves, to wit: Dinah, Jo, and Kit and her
3 children Bruce, George and Bob. He was a great deer
hunter and killed more venison and wild turkey than the family
could use. Had a deer park or field and a number of tamed deer to
which the wild deer made visits and thus often came in range of Allseys
He was married only the one time and had
children to wit:
1. Henry Jackson
2. John Harrison
3. William Allen
4. Celia Garner
5. Drury Burton
6. Thomas Jent
7. Willis Denton
Brown who died an infant
10.Gillah Ann Malinda
Said William A.
was married on 26th day of February 1846 to Miss Sarah Holliday
Alexander daughter of Amzi Chapens Alexander at said Amzis
by Rev. Hartwell Burge a Methodist minister then in charge of the
circuit where they lived.
The mother of said Sarah H. was Elizabeth
Watkins Holliday, daughter of Rev. Charles Holliday and his wife,
Sarah Holliday (see sketch of said Elizabeth W.)
To said Wm. A. and Sarah H. were born the
following children viz:
1. Eugene Scott
Brown born 3 Dec. 1846 (inserted died Oct 21, 1898)
Luella Brown born 13 Oct 1848, died 26 Nov 1869
3. George Lee
Brown born 26 April 1851, died 27 May 1885
4. Infant unnamed
born 4 June 1853 and died same day
5. Nannie Celia
Brown born 11 June 1854 and died 15 Dec 1858
6. Sarah Allie
Brown born 6 April 1857 and died 26 Jan 1890
7. Ann Rebecca
Brown born 11 July 1859
Said William A.
attended the schools of his vicinity beginning at about 7 years
of age first went to school to his grandfather, the said
Drury, who taught in a small pole cabin school house on Dry Creek
in the woods near Lafayette, Tennessee road Eliza
Alexander, afterwards Bailey and afterwards Shelby was attended
at said school. Then at Old Liberty to Urial Grace
from Sumner Co. Tenn., then to his Uncle Burton Brown, a number
of schools at Old Liberty. Then at said place to James H. Long
2 schools was about 14 years old when at these
schools. Then William A. moved with his parents to the farm on
east fork of Bays Fork, head waters thereof, where his said
parents died as stated above. Then again attended said Jams H. Longs
school near said place in his Uncle Allen Browns old house
then the property of his Uncle Denton Brown. Then at Pleasant
Hill to his said Uncle Burton Brown which ended his educational
course. Said Burton Brown greatly enjoyed giving his scholars at
treat at Christmas after a great romp of being turned out of the
school house by his pupils or rather being barred out till he
would agree to treat and give 2 weeks holiday. Once he got in by
disguising himself as a Negro woman after decoying the larger
pupils away by the stratagem having another man to ride up near
the school house in his clothes so that the larger pupils pursued
the wrong man while the smaller pupils let the Negro woman in to
warm. But on the return of these larger pupils he was caught and
barred and carried toward a pond, but the imminent danger of a
dunking brought him to terms and a very liberal treat and two
weeks holiday were given. But at the regular hours and days for
study he was rather a strict teacher and highly respected and
much loved by his pupils. He, William. A., studied Noah
Websters American Standard Spelling Book, penmanship,
Pikes Arithmetic, etc.
Said William A.s
wife attended the same schools with him, except to Drury
Browns and she in addition went to school to James Hunt who
taught on Bays Fork about 1 mile below her fathers place
and she afterwards and in 1838 went to school to her uncle Prof.
Nelson G. Alexander in Wilson Co., Tennessee near Cherry Valley
post office. Studied Arithmetic (Pikes), Geography (Olveys)
Grammar (Murrays). At about 14 she went to school to Jared
P. Willis near Esq. John Whitneys farm and boarded at James
Cowden Sr.s on Barren River. She afterwards read a great
deal of history and general literature and devoted much time to
classical literature. Read Shakspeare, Byron, Burns, Campbell,
Cowper, Thompson, etc. etc.
She and said
William A. lived on adjoining farms from his 14th year till they
married. William A. was elected Justice of the Peace for
Scottsville District in 186___, at about close of the war. Was
appointed County School Commissioner then elected Justice of the
Peace of his magisterial District (Scottsville), but resigned as
Justice of the Peace after a year or so because an Act of
Legislature made the offices of School Commissioner and Justice
of the Peace incompatible. Was elected school commissioner by the
magistrates of the county and held this office till 186___. Was
Deputy Sheriff under J. H. Gillian in 187__ Made two races for
Representative one against Jno. J. Gatewood, Democrat, but
was defeated 45 votes in 1865. Then against Thos. J. Morehead,
Democrat, 1873, but was defeated ____ votes. Took census as
U. S. enumerator for Scottsville in 1890 and Raleigh in 1880. Was
land processioner for Allen Co., Ky. for 15 years, 1882 to 1897,
being still in said position. Personal description Height
6 feet; complexion medium; Hair black; Eye dark blue; born in
Allen Co., Ky.; occupation farmer; member of M.E. Church and of
Graham Masonic Lodge No. 208 and of the Republican party. Was a
decided Republican from the organization of the party. Was a Whig
and a No Nothing. His father was a Whig. His wifes father
was a Whig and a No Nothing. His grandfather, Drury was a Whig.
Browns brothers and sisters were as follows:
1. Allen Brown born in N.C. 17___Married
Peggy Miller in Allen Co. and they had children to wit: Wm.; Mary
Ann; Martha Ann; Dow; Hecter; Newton; Bradford; and Rebecca
2. Burton Brown born____Married Annie Kellsey
on ____ and they had children to wit; Sam H.; Hugh K.; Hester; Ginnetta;
Robert L.; Virgil; Rinnie (De Funiak Springs, Florida) married L.
3. Drury Denton Brown born ______ Married
Sarah Brown (sister to Oliver Browns wife) and they had
children to wit: Skelton; John E.: Mary Elizabeth; Wm. C.; Mattie
4. Tibitha born____ and died
5. Gillah born _____ Married
Thomas Jent and they had children, viz: Hiram
6. Polly born ____ Married Jesse Jent and
they had children, to wit; Allsey
7. Betsey - born _____
And Married Eli Pitchford and they had
children to wit;
8. Margaret (Peggy) and married Levi Center
and they had children viz; Mandy, Cornelius Denton; then Levi
died and she married John Russell and they had children to wit;
Wiley Brown and
Drury Brown married Peggy Jent and Elizabeth Jent in North
Carolina perhaps in Wake Co.
Wyley and Peggy
had children to wit:
Henry Brown, Willis Brown, Sallie Brown and
Gillie Brown and Lottie Brown.
Said Sallie Brown married Jim McReynolds of
near Pinch Gut Creek; Gillie married Henry Johnson; Lottie
married Robin Howell.
Drury Brown and
Lizzie had children to wit;
Allsey Brown; Allen Brown; Denton Brown;
Burton Brown; Polly who married Jesse Jent; Gillie who married
Tom Jent, a brother of Jesse; Elizabeth who married a Pitchford;
Peggy who married Moses Center.
(This sketch was written by Eugene
William Charles Brown was born in Allen County, Kentucky, 4 ½
miles southeast of Scottsville
His parents were Drury Denton Brown and Sarah P. Brown, her
maiden name being Brown but no kin to each other.
Said Drury Denton Brown was born in Allen County, Kentucky on
14? October 18__ and died 20 December, 1880. Was a farmer
and lived and died on the farm where said William Charles Brown
was born and where he has lived ever since.
Said Denton Browns father was Drury Brown who was born in North
Carolina and moved to this county in 179? . Was a farmer and
owned the arm belonging to James G. Whitney at
and died and was buried on said farm near and about 100 yards
north of the old orchard and about ½ mile northwest of where the
writer of this sketch was born. Owned about 600 acres of land and
was the greatest deer and wolf hunter of this vicinity. He built
pens like a partridge trap sloping upward and toward the middle
but open at the top and put sheep in them so that the wolves
would climb in there but could not climb out and would thus be
caught. Said Drurys wife was named Elizabeth, his first
wife; his second wife was named Susan, she being the widow Susan
McIntyre, but said Drury had no children by her. She was a good
housekeeper and a good cook.
Said William C.s mother was Sarah Parson Brown, daughter of
Skelton Brown and Mary Brown his wife who was Miss Mary Napier of
county, Virginia. And she, Mrs. Drury Denton Brown, was born (in Tennessee
inserted) in Virginia on ____ day of ____ 1815 and moved to this
section _____ day of _____ 18___. She completed her education in Franklin,
Kentucky in 1833 at Franklin Academy (see paper or diploma at
John E. Browns)
Said William C. was educated in the Public Schools of his
vicinity and went to school to Miss Caroline Ray (now Mrs. John
W. Hamm) in or about 1851, then to Henry J. Brown; Sarah B.
brown; Ellen Brown; Bailey P. Meador; John E. Brown and Frank Neeleys.
Since completing his education has been a farmer on his
fathers old farm. Was constable for seven years from 18___
to 18___. Held no other offices. Was clerk for S. B. Brown
and B. C. House in 1866 and sold general merchandise and sold
clocks on his own account. One 5th day of November 1870 he was
married to Miss Ann Virginia Hughes, daughter of John P. Hughes
and Pheriba Hughes. Said John Pendleton Hughes was brother of
______ , son (of) R. Hughes and died ___ day of ____ 1866 at
Lafayette, Tennessee, his residence then being Dyersburg,
Tennessee where Forkadeer? River empties into Mississippi River.
Said Pheriba Hughes was a Marion and sister to Thompson Marion
and she still lives and is about 75 years old.
To said William C. and Ann V. Brown were born:
1. Herschel Elmor
Brown born 7 day of January 1872
2. William Penn
Brown born 21 day of March 1874
3. Elvis Denton
Brown born 6 day of August 1876
4. Fred E. Brown
born 15 day of January 1879
5. Sarah Ada
Brown born 31 day of May 1882
6. Hubert Brown
born 27 day of April 1887
All living except Herschel E. who died 16
June 1894 from a knife wound inflicted by _________ Nash.
Said William C. and wife are members of Methodist Episcopal
Church South at Pleasant Hill and are Free Silver Democrats. They
are excellent citizens.
William Newell Cook was born in Allen County, Kentucky on 13th
June 1866 on Snake Creek near what is now called Forrest Spring.
His father was Hezekiah Cook, son of Calvin Cook and his wife
_____________ Blankinship. His mother was Miss Matilda Margaret
Huntsman, a daughter of Peter Huntsman whose wife was Malinda
He obtained his education in the common schools of Allen County
and the academies of Scottsville under Prof. Jo. S. Chandler and
afterwards Prof. R. M. Shipp. He taught schools in Allen County
and sessions beginning in 1886 of public schools. Taught Ed Keen
and William W. Whitlow, etc.
He was married January 24th 1889 to Miss Ollie Burge Dalton, a
daughter of John A. Dalton and to them have been born three
children, to wit:
Edna Cook a daughter born 30 Nov. 1890
Lester Cook a son born 6 August, 1894
Alina? Cook a girl born 11 February 1897
The two last
named are dead.
Resided on farm
in sixth district till April 1897 and then removed to Scottsville
where he has resided since. Was Deputy
County Assessor under William C. Foster in 1889. Was Railroad Tax
Collector for District No. 6, appointed in 1892 for 1893. Ran for
County Clerk before Republican County Convention in January 1894,
but was defeated by R. B. Justice and in November 1894 was
elected Justice of the Peace for 6 District and served until
April 1897 when he resigned to accept the position of County
Treasurer which he has held ever since. Has also been Deputy postmaster
under Hon. John H. Gilliam since 1 August 1897.
Is a member of
Methodist Episcopal Church since 1887. Is a Mason, member of
Graham Lodge No. 608, Scottsville and at present is Secretary of
the lodge. Has filled each position entrusted to him with
accuracy and general satisfaction. Politically he is a
Young J. Davis was born in Sumner County, Tennessee near Epperson
springs on the 30 March 1831. Left there when about four years of
age and moved to Butlersville in Allen County, Kentucky where he
has resided ever since. His parents were Jonathan Davis and
Catherine Davis, the latters maiden name was Hunt, a
daughter of James Hunt who lived to be over 100, of Sumner
County, Tennessee. Jonathan Davis was the son of ______ Davis of
That the subject was married in Allen County Kentucky on first
day of July 18___ by Rev. Benjamin P. Wilson to Martha J. Pope,
daughter of Judge Nathan K. Pope, once judge of the Allen County
Court. That ten children were born to this pair, all of
whom are dead but three. His daughter Amanda Bell Thomas, left
one child at her death, Willie Thomas.
The living children of Young J. Davis are John Wesley Davis, who
married Miss Fanny McElroy, daughter of Hon. W. J. McElroy and
_____ Dodson; Marlette Davis, who married John Newman, son of Doc
Newman; William E. Davis who married Miss Rosa E. Rush, daughter
of Samuel H. Rush.
Said John W. has a son named Clarence Davis and Marlettie a son
name Eugene Thomas and William E. a son named Anton Davis. The
subject of this sketch was educated in the subscription schools
of his vicinity, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South. That he was a magistrate for about 12 years ending January
1895 and prior to that time was constable for Allen County for
father was of militia here and a colonel in the Florida war and
in Florida war was lieutenant under Capt. Jack Henry and comrade
of James Gilliam, father of J.D. Gilliam. And after that
represented the county of Allen in the Kentucky Legislature in
the year 18--- to 18--. That said Jonathan Davis was married
twice, the last time to the widow Landers whose maiden name was
brothers are Wiley W., Samuel J. and Jonathan V. Davis. His
sisters were Mrs. Malinda Caldwell, Mrs. Eliza Gilliam, decd
(mother of Rev. J. D. Gilliam), Mrs. Lucinda Jackson, decd. There
were three others who died many years ago.
That subject is
mostly of Irish extraction, his mother being of Tuckahoe descent.
Subject was a corporal of Co. B., 52nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry
Mitchell Billingsly Dixon was born in Allen County, Kentucky 27
January 1861 near Middle Fork Creek. His father was Franklin
Dixon who was also born in Allen County in 1825. His grandfather,
the father of said Franklin was William Dixon who was from Virginia.
His mother was Elizabeth Lightfoot of Simpson County and daughter
of Henry Lightfoot and his wife.
He had brother and sisters as follows, to wit:
Mary (now Taylor)
Sarah (now Bryant)
James L. (Buck)
Lovena (afterwards Mrs. A. A. Harris)
Emma K (now Oliver)
Said Mitchell B.
was married on the 11th day of February 1880 in Sumner
County, Tennessee by Burt Deering? Esq to
Ollie H. Jackson. They have one son, Herbert E., born 1 March
Was educated in the common schools of his county and the Allen Academy
under Prof. Uphorn. Afterwards taught in Public Schools of Allen
County two terms 1879 and 1880.
Worked on farm for himself from 1880 to 1888. Then went into
goods business for one year near Tennessee line on Rough Creek.
Then moved to Scottsville and clerked for O. S. Bryant for two
years and for Brown and Collins two years. And was then elected
town marshal of Scottsville for two years, but served two and
half years. Then kept Scottsville Hotel two years. Was then
Deputy Sheriff under J. L. Dixon for three years and to 1898 and
since Deputy Circuit Court Clerk. Baptist in sentiment and is a
Thurman B. Dixon was born in Allen County, Kentucky on 26th day
of March 1876 near Butlersville. His father was James L. Dixon of
Allen County, a son of Frank Dixon of Allen County, a son of
William Dixon. His mother is Mattie Wallace, a daughter of
William Wallace of Overton County, Tennessee.
He obtained his education in the common schools of Allen County
up to 15 years of age and then attended Scottsville Seminary
taught by Prof. Lyon and the other Academies at Scottsville and
completed his educational course at Bethel College at Russellville,
Kentucky in 1894. Was then Deputy Sheriff under his father for
three years during which time he began to study law and in
January 1897 he went into office of Drake and Goad at Scottsville
and continued this study and was granted license to practice law
at January term 1898, Allen Circuit Court, W. E. Settle being
judge and his examiners being John M. Wilkins and E. B. Drake.
His maiden speech was in defense of John Watson charged with
malicious cutting with intent to kill Dr. T. J. Hunt.
Defendants punishment was fixed by the jury at a few days
Aug 17, 1898
James H. Garmon was born in Barren County, Kentucky on the 18
April 1836 near Jim Town. Parents Adam Garmon and Betsey Garmon
who were born on Marrowbone Creek in Cumberland County, Kentucky.
Subject has no education from schools. Was married first to Malinda
Cook, daughter of Calvin Cook by Calvins second wife who
was a Thornton and whose mother was a Jent. And by this wife had
one daughter Dicy Garmon now Huntsman born 29 September 1859. Wife
of George Huntsman. Second he married Mary Holland,
daughter of Asa and Mary Holland. Mary was a Simmons, a daughter
of Tommy? Simmons. By this second wife has four children living viz;
l. Harlan Sherman Garmon born 2 Nov 1861
2. Roscoe Garmon age 27
3. Mary Etta Garmon age 22
4. Arthur Garfield Garmon born 22 June 1879.
Is a farmer, lives seven miles southeast of Scottsville, owns 140
acres of land. Was in War of 1861 and Private in Co. C 9th Kentucky
Infantry Volunteers from September 15, 1861 to 15 December 1864.
Received gun shot wound in left hand, loosing ring finger and
injuring hand 2 Sept 1864.
John H. Gilliam was born in Allen County, Kentucky in the year
1861 near Trammel Post Office (September 21, 1861). His
parents were Rev. John D. Gilliam and Eliza A. Gilliam, her
maiden name being Eliza A. Russell. Said John D. Gilliams
father was James Gilliam from_________, originally from Virginia.
The subject of this sketch was educated in the common schools of Allen
County and J. H. Hintons academy in Simpson County, after
which he taught school for eight years in Allen County, Kentucky
and began the study (of) the law in 1892 and obtained license to
practice the same at the February term of the Allen Circuit
(court in) 1893, Hon. W. E. Settle being circuit judge and Hon.
Lewis McQuown and Hon. D. W. Wright his examiners. Since that
time he has resided in Scottsville, Kentucky. He was married on
the 31st day of July 1879 to Miss Ella Oliver. To this pair was born
Pearl M. Gilliam (born) June 18, 1880
Will D. Gilliam born Oct 1881
Lesba L. Gilliam was born on the ____ day of ___ 188_
Flora Belle Gilliam was born on the ___day of ___ 188__
In the fall of
1893 he made the race in this county for Representative as a
Republican candidate against George W. Follis, Democratic
candidate, the result being a tie vote and upon a contest for the
seat it was given to Follis and again in the year, 1895, he
sought and received the Republican nomination for said office
against J. H. Hancock, nominee of the Democratic party and at the
November election of that same year was elected by about 200
majority and during this term was the memorable contest between
Hunter and Blackburn for United States Senator and on the 15th
day of July 1897 was appointed Post Master at Scottsville,
Kentucky under president McKinley Administration which position
he holds at the present time.
REV. JOHN DAVIS
Rev. John Davis
Gilliam was born in Allen County, Kentucky on the third day of
August 1842 near Butlersville, now Trammel Post Office. His
father was James Gilliam who was born in Virginia and moved
thence to Sumner County, Tennessee at about 12 years of age and
lived near Pleasant Grove Church till about a year before John
Davis birth and thence removed to near Butlersville, Allen
County, Kentucky where he spent remainder of his life. He was a
farmer and stock trader. Was a Democrat. Said James
Gilliams father was John Gilliam and lived and died there
in Sumner County near present Cyrus Simmons? Place after moving
to said place from Virginia (probably Greenbrier County)
His mother was
Eliza Gilliam, maiden name Davis and daughter of Johnathan and
Katy Davis (see their history in Young Davis sketch) Said Johnathon
Davis was born in North Carolina (and ) moved thence to Sumner
County, Tennessee and thence to Allen County, Kentucky, where he
died in 1862. He began a very poor man, sat on stools he made
himself, and a box for a table, slept on a scaffold, but
gradually worked his way up till at his death he had about 30
valuable slaves, 2000 acres of excellent land, two farms being in
Simpson County and at his sale the personal property? amounted to
Gilliam?) was Justice of the peace in Sumner County, Tennessee
for many years and married a great many refugees from Kentucky
who paid him in ge
. Stores? Stone? He represented
Allen County, Kentucky in lower House of Legislature 18___ and
18___ and was exceedingly popular and successful though could
speak but little publicly. Lived on Trammel about 1 mile below Butlersville.
mother was all her life a devout Christian, a Methodist. The
father was a moral man though never a member of any church
professed religion before he died.
Said John D.
Gilliam had three full sisters all older than himself and three
half sisters younger, all of whom are dead. All died of lung
disease and so did his father and mother. His fathers
second wife was Jane Watkins of Allen County.
He was educated
in the common schools of Allen County. Professed religion in his
14th year, 1856, and was licensed by the Methodist Episcopal
Church South to preach in January 1870. Preached about nine years
as a local preacher and then joined the Louisville Annual
Conference and was ordained as a local elder at Glasgow, Kentucky,
when and where he joined the confirmed in 1880. Traveled as
pastor of circuits for three years and then was presiding elder
for six years, Columbia District four years and Gosport? Ind.
District two years, since which he has been in the regular
sheriff in 1870 and was elected sheriff for two terms but
resigned in 1874 before second term expired and was elected
county judge which office he held for four years at expiration of
which term he went into the regular ministry.
He was married 16
February 1858 to Miss Eliza Ann Russell, daughter of
William and Nancy Russell. Said William was son of Seth Russell,
said Nancy was an Allen and cousin to Lee Allen. Was married by
Rev. Ben P. Wilson at brides fathers.
To them were born the following children, viz;
Julia F. Gilliam born 13 November 1860
John Hawkins Gilliam (born) 21 September 1861
Soon after the
birth of said son he left his wife and two children and joined
Capt. A. C. Truymans? C. Kentucky Scouts soon after (it)
consolidated with 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, Co G under Col. Eli H.
Murray. Served in the front of said company till 16th October
1863 when he was transferred to Co. B 52nd Kentucky Mounted
Infantry Volunteers and served till 17 January 1865. While in the
Third Kentucky he was in Battle of Stones River, Tennessee and
his company in and around Nashville while Bragg was in Kentucky.
Was in the celebrated raid after General Morgan through Ohio and
. in Spring of 1863. In January, 1864 he and his
Co. B, 52nd Kentucky had a fight with Hughes and Hamiltons
forces being barricaded in Court House. Said southern forces
consisting of about 500 or 600 men in and around the town. They
fought mostly from Gatewoods brick house and from the
Presbyterian Church, most of the firing from Gs Hotel.
Fighting continued about ¾ of an hour when Gilliams
ammunition gave out and F. Gatewood approached with a flag of
truce and proposed a surrender which was at first refused, but
afterwards coming second time with a flag of truce and
Gilliams ammunition being exhausted and the town having
been set on fire by the southern forces and at the earnest
solicitation of the citizens be upon the condition that
the enemy? cease firing the town and not
and parole Gilliams forces and himself, he surrendered. The
remainder of his services were in the mountains of Kentucky and West
Virginia, including Scottsville, Virginia.
Gilliam lost none and none wounded at Scottsville,
Kentucky. Southern forces lost one killed and several wounded.
William Cyrus Goad was born in Macon County, Tennessee on 22nd
April 1868 on Peytons Creek. His father was John Overton
Goad, born and raised in same place and was a farmer and is still
living. His mother was Florinda F. Roark, daughter of William
Roark and was born in Macon County, Tennessee. Her father was a
farmer on Goose Creek near Hillsdale and she was a sister to Hon.
Idell Linville Roark, lawyer and now of Lafayette, Tennessee. She
is still living, both 73 years of age.
His education was obtained in the public schools of the county
and in Floral Mount Academy at Lafayette and Hartsville Masonic
Institute at Hartsville, Tennessee. And after this and while
attending school, he learned the printers trade and at 18
years of age be became publisher of the Hartsville Sentinel.
Worked at printers trade for about three years at
Garden City, Kansa and other places west and was at one time
foreman of the Russellville, (Ky.) Herald Enterprise.
Then at about 19 began studying of law with his uncle Idell Roark
at Lafayette, Tennessee and obtained license to practice the same
in July 1889 and practiced law at Lafayette, Tennessee about
three years and till September 1892. At that time came to Scottsville,
Kentucky where he conducted the Allen Democrat as editor
for about one year but continued his principal business the
practice of law to the present time with much success.
When quite young he married Miss Bell Wright of Union City,
Tennessee and from this union sprang the following children, viz;
1. Emma Goad born
2. Francis Roark Goad born Nov 8, 1891
3. May Bell Goad born March 27, 1895
4. William C. Goad Jr. born April 7, 1897
Has for five years been chairman of the Democratic County
Is a Mason, member of Graham Lodge No. 208
and of Scottsville Chapter Royal Arch Masons.
Goring was born in Augusta County, Virginia in Greenville near Staunton
on 12th September, 1844. His father was William H. Goring of August
County, Virginia, son of ______ Goring of Augusta County. His
mother was Miss Mary Kiger, daughter of ______ Kiger of ______
County, Virginia. Said William H. Goring died in Green Brier
County, West Virginia at White Sulphur, West Virginia on Oct 1896
at age of
. Said Mother was born in 1812 and is still
living. He had brothers and sisters as follows: John F. Goring;
Josephine Goring who married S. H. Welch; Susan C Goring who
married C. P. Shirley; Agnes who died young; Mary V. who married
S. H. Welch; Alice who died in infancy; and William.
education in the select schools of his vicinity here and in Virginia.
Two of the teachers were Willis (Bob) and _____ Bell at
Scottsville. Came to Scottsville, Kentucky in December 1856.
Returned to Virginia in March 1860 and went into mercantile
business with his brother John F. till spring of 1861 when he
entered the Confederate service as private, Co E, 27 Virginia
Volunteer Infantry (and) in 1863 was made Ordinance Sgt. For 60th
Virginia Regiment and served as such to close of war at
Was in Battle of
Manassas, several fights in Valley of Virginia under Stonewall
Jackson all through; in seven days fight around Richmond; in
fight with Pope at Culpepper Court House, Virginia; Two battles
of Manassas; Antitem and the other battles of the Maryland
Campaign and with General Lee in all his battles after that
including Spotsylvania Court House, Battles of the wilderness,
., and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and
Petersburg, Virginia and surrendered at Appomattox. Returned to White
Sulphur Springs, Virginia; made a crop in 1865. Merchandised with
John Witherow? In 1865 and 1866. Then returned to White Sulphur
and stayed with his brother Jno. in Sta
.and had charge of
Post Office there up to 1867. Was in the West then up to Spring
1870. Was Deputy Sheriff under J. D. Gilliam for a time. Was
Deputy Circuit Court Clerk under G. G. Walker for two terms. Was
elected Police Judge of Town of Scottsville in 187___ and
continued to hold said office till 1897 about 12 years. Was
Deputy Circuit Court Clerk under E. Scott Brown 1880 to 1886, September.
Has been in insurance business
since 1889. Fire and
Life at Scottsville. Re-elected Police Judge of Scottsville in
November 1897 defeating S. C. Motley. Was married by Rev. W. C.
Slate 2 Dec 1880 to Miss Mattie c. Edwards, daughter of James and
Telitha Edwards of Scottsville. To them were born two children,
Theodore W. and Clifford. One lived eight months and 20 days and
other four months (inserted in different handwriting should
be six months) His wife died on 4 July 1886 (different
handwriting correct date 1884)
Was a member of
the State Board of Equalization in 1886, 1887 and 1888. Appointed
first time by Gov. Knott and elected for the other two terms. The
District consisted of third Congressional District. Was county
chairman of Democratic County Committee for five to eight years.
WILLIAM H. GORING
Rev. William H.
Goring was born in ______ County, Virginia on ____ day of ___
18___ and died _____ day of ______ 18___ at White Sulphur Springs,
Virginia. Was a tailor by trade working at Greenville, Virginia, Staunton,
Virginia and Lexington, Virginia and at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia
and came to Scottsville, Kentucky with his family in December
1856. Was tailor with C. C. Kiger. Stayed at Springfield, Illinois
during the War or part of it. Afterwards worked at his trade at
Scottsville till 18___. He was made Grand Worthy Counselor? of
.dent? Order of Good Templers for State of Kentucky.
Was Post Master at Scottsville 1857 till beginning of the war.
Was a local minister of Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Education limited. Went to school only three months. Was a fluent
speaker and much sought after as a Templer and Lecturer locally
and in the state.
Statement of Wash Guy made Aug. 1898
William Guy was
born in South Carolina on the ___day of ___1799 and moved to
Allen County, Kentucky with his father, William Guy at eight
years of age and settled on Trammel Creek on about one mile of
said creek and adjoining farm to Posey W. Justice where he
remained till he died in or about 1885. Was a farmer and stock
raiser and owned about 300 acres of land, some bottom on Trammel
or on a creek running into Trammel.
His wife was Phebe
Hinton, daughter of Jerry Hinton from Virginia who lived on and
cleared nearly all the land from the Tom J. Settle place to the
.ck? Lyles place on Franklin Road and died on Buck Creek
near Buck Creek Church many years ago 50 or more.
Said William Guy
had sons and daughters as follows:
Ervin Lee Washington Guy born 5 March 1820 and still living
Eliza Guy born 1822 married William Guy, son of Richard Guy
and lives in Perry County, Illinois, had 11 sons and daughters.
Benjamin Walker Guy died some 15 to 20 years ago in Allen County
and was twice married.
William Shelby Guy died at 14
Larkin Jasper Guy born 18___
Martha Guy married a Harris and died in about 5 years
Pheby Adaline Guy married a Walthall and died in Texas
Jerry Newton Guy born 18___ and died at Guys Store, Texas
Nancy Guy married Jacob Goodnight, son of old Isaac
Hise Guy died at about 12 years of age
Said William Guy
was constable of Allen County one term or about that. Never
joined any church. Never expressed any preference between
Methodist and Baptist and joined none. His father was a Methodist
and his mother a Baptist. Used to ask a blessing at table and
regarded himself committed. Was strong friend of David Walker and
Tom C. Mulligan who used to visit him often.
Hinton was born in Allen County, Kentucky on the 12th July 1859
on Buck Creek in southwest Allen. His father
was Wesley Walker Hinton, a son of Walker Hinton whose wife, said
Walkers wife was Mary Lyles, called Polly, now 94 years
old. She was a sister of Rev. Thomas H. Lyles. Said Walker
Hinton was a son of Jerry Hinton and died on his farm near Buck creek
Church and was buried on his farm. He was from Virginia and of
Irish descent and fond of corn whisky. His descendants were very
sober, orderly people and Methodists.
Said Mary Lyles father was _____ Lyles and she was born on
the Abner Foster place near Tennessee state line. Her father was
_______ They were of _____ descent.
They followed agricultural pursuits on the paternal and maternal
Said Alonzo Pitts Hintons mother was Margarette Malinda
Tiffany, daughter of Walter Tiffany, son of ______ Tiffany, a
soldier of the Revolutionary War discharged in Georgia. He
enlisted from some of the eastern states, spent remainder of his
life after his discharge in the south.
He (Alonzo) obtained his education in the common Fall schools of
his vicinity in Allen County, Kentucky. Taught in log houses with
a log on each side cut out for windows and split poplar logs for
seats, the logs being split in the middle and legs in the bark
side. He studied Webster Blue back spelling book, Rays
Arithmetic, Butlers grammar and Geography. Worked on farm,
later kept store and was postmaster at Adolphus post office,
Allen County, Kentucky 1887 to 1889. Kept boarding house and
shop at Alexander, Allen County, Kentucky till fall
of 1892 when he moved to Scottsville and opened grocery store on East
Main Street opposite Wade and Company.
Was elected jailor of Allen County in November 1894 and again in
November 1897 and holds said office at this time. First defeated Vestus
Moore, second William Dixon. Was married 18 December 1881 to Miss
Josephine Myres, daughter of H. W. Myres, late jailor of Allen County.
From this union sprang two children:
Oscar Myres Hinton born 29 October 1883
Ethel May Hinton born 10 September 1885. She died 31 day of July
Hinton was born 1st February 1824 in Allen County, Kentucky on
Bays Fork. His father was Walker Hinton, also born in Kentucky
and his father was Jerry Hinton, brother-in-law of William Key.
Said Jerrys wife was Elizabeth Key and she was the mother
of Walker. The Hintons came from near Lexington, Kentucky of
His mother was
Mary Lyles, a daughter of Manassa Lyles and Sarah Lyles, he from Virginia,
she from Maryland. She was a Chaney and a cousin to Dr.
Washington Chaney. She, said Mary (called Polly) Lyles, mother of
subject was sister to Sylvester H. Welchs mother, Sarah
He had brothers
and sisters as follows (12 in number, but two died in infancy) living
to be grown are:
John Blackburn Hinton born 1825 and died at about 22 years
Sarah Elizabeth Hinton born about 1827 and married W. J. Crow
Wesley Walker Hinton
James Fletcher Hinton
Louisa Helen Hinton married William Harris and died, mother of J.
Emery Pitts Hinton the 9th Kentucky Infantry, Co. C and
died at Perryville
Mary Rebecca Hinton old maid
Alfred Taylor Hinton bachelor
Malinda Jane Hinton married Young Dodson and died
Went to school in
log school house near his house, log benches, there the pupils
spelled out. English reader, Life of Marion? Etc. as readers.
Education limited. Ciphered and studied German through the parts
He was married
___ day of 18___ to Miss Jane Gatewood, daughter of Fletcher and
Mary Gatewood and sister of Hon. John J. Gatewood.
Had children to
Mary Cornelia Hinton born
Drucilla Jane Hinton
married Mary Cornelia and she died. John Wygal married Drucilla
Jane and still lives.
time ____ day of ____ 18 ___ to Mrs. Bettie McDaniel, widow of
_____McDaniel. Her maiden name was Berry and daughter of Milton
Berry of Allen County, now of Barren County. Had one child by her
to wit: M. P. Hinton born on 1 February 1882. Held no offices but
school trustee and road overseer.
House M.D. was born in Allen County, Kentucky on the 5th August
1863 about 5 ½ miles southeast of Scottsville. His father was Brelsford
Chenault House, a native of Sumner County, Tennessee whose father
was William House, a native of North Carolina and was United
States soldier in War of 1812 under General Jackson and received
a pension before he died (see B. C. House for these) was in
Battles of _____
Said Dr. John Brelsfords
mother was Mary Elizabeth Brown, a daughter of Drury
Denton Brown, both natives of Allen County,
Kentucky. Said Denton was a son of Drury Brown.
Was educated principally in the academies at Scottsville
completing his education course at Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky
in Fall of 1889.
Began teaching school in 1883 in public schools of Sumner county,
Tennessee, taught there three years and then taught in Allen from
1886 to 1893. Was examiner of teachers under Prof. J. F. Pitchford
co. com. from about 1888 to 1892.
Attended medical lectures at University of Nashville and Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in 1892, graduating 26
March 1894 receiving the degree of M.D. Has been practicing
medicine ever since.
On the 12th day of September 1893 he was married to Miss Hallie
T. Read, daughter of Emery H. Read, by Rev. John Spilman at said Reads
in Allen County, Kentucky.
To them were born the following children, viz;
Mary Lillian House born 9 day of June 1894
Myra House born 13 day of February 1898
Embarked in the
drug business with Mr. Lorenzo D. Williams 1 September 1897
Is a member of Graham Lodge No. 208 and of
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Bradford Howell was born in Allen County, Kentucky on the 15th
day of February 1836 on Long Creek at the Tennessee State Line,
ninth child; Sallie, William, Polly, Jesse, Martha (married Isham
Bradley), James, Raleigh, Henderson, Frank and Wilson (Edward
Wilson). His parents were James Howell and Betsey Howell (maiden
name Perdue, sister of Jesse and Hale). Said James Howell was
born in one of the Carolinas and said Betsey Perdue was born in Virginia.
Said James Howell was born ___ day of _____18__ and died___. Said
mother born day of ___18 and died __day of ___188, the day
before. Said family are all dead but Wilson and the subject
of this sketch. He went to school to Monroe Alexander and
to E. G. Walker at Mt. Union. Went with the Napiers, Huntsmans, Bohelers,
and Coopers and Polley and Mat Bailey? and Stampes? Alexander.
Was private in Co. C 9 Kentucky Infantry Volunteers. Enrolled
__day of Oct 1861. Discharged 15 December 1864. Shot through the
right thigh 31 December 1862 at Stones River. Received a pension
of $16 per month.
Always resided in Allen County, Kentucky and near Butlersville
since 1865. Married ___ day of March 1859 to Minerva Jane Lyles
who lived about 1 ½ southeast of Scottsville, Kentucky by Rev.
T. H. Lyles. She was a daughter of Sandy Lyles and Peggy Lyles
and died soon after the war. The had children to wit:
Robert Harrison Howell born 16 day of Jan 18__ and died
William Burton Howell born
Etta Pearl Howell
Lola D Howell born
Elbert Lucian Howell
All dead but Etta. Etta P. married John Moye
on ___day of ___ 18__ and has since resided in California,
Crows Landing, California. The family visited these
children both once and their father
Richardson Hughes was born in ____ County, Kentucky on the 20th
January 1820. His father was Richard Pearson Hughes of County
(where Henry Clay Hughes now lives) who was born ___ day of ____
17___ in Virginia, Halifax Court House. Said Richardson P. was a
son of Absalom Pearson Hughes who moved here at an early day and
bought and lived at Hughes Cross Roads in Barren County, Kentucky
near the corner of Barren, Allen and Monroe. His mother was
Elizabeth Hardridge. from Halifax Court House, Virginia where she
was born ___ day of ___ 17. (see Old Bible at Esq Hughes Old
Place). His father was only married once.
brothers and sisters as follows:
Lucy Hughes who married Josiah Bush in Barren County, Kentucky
and died leaving two children; Josiah P. and William T. now of Barren
Martha H. Hughes who married Samuel Parker of Barren County and
she died leaving five children; Ann, Pendleton, Sam, Kittie,
Pendleton Hughes who married Phereby Swan?
Absalom Pendleton Hughes commonly called Manny
Richard Hughes was married to Elizabeth Johnson in Allen County,
Kentucky at Mathew Johnsons on 6 April
1839 by Rev. Levi Roark.
To them were born the following children, to wit:
Belvadera Hughes now Franklin (wife of John H. Franklin)
Elizabeth Hughes (now Denton, widow of William P. Denton)
William P. Hughes
Jeremiah Morgan Hughes
Henry Clay Hughes
Martha Ann Hughes (now Thomas wife of Henry Thomas of New Middleton,
to Nancy Johnson 9 May 1856 by Rev. William K. Morgan at house of
said Thompson R. Hughes. There were no children by this marriage.
He is of Scotch
and English extraction. His mothers people being Scotch and
his fathers English.
Was Sgt of
Militia at their drills at the Regimental and other musters.
James M. Alexander played the fife and Robert R. Durham beat the
drum. Daniel Dalton was Colonel and James S. Siddens was major.
In 1850 he was
elected Justice of the Peace and was re-elected so that he held
this office for about 20 years and declined to run anymore.
Huntsman was born in Allen County, Kentucky, March 6, 1869. Son
of John W. and Ann Elizabeth Huntsman, paternal grandfather,
Peter Huntsman and maternal grandfather, Wesley Anderson. On the
fathers side were of German extraction. Obtained his
education in the common school and Allen Academy of Allen County.
He was assistant postmaster under his father during President
Harrisons administration and for a time held a clerkship in
the Treasury Department and Pension Office in Washington D.C.
Politically he is a Republican and was an alternate delegate from
the third Kentucky District to the St. Louis convention that
nominated William McKinley for president. He is a member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South and has been a steward in same
for several years.
Studied law under
Wright and McElroy in Bowling Green, Kentucky and on the 22nd of
February 1894 was admitted to the bar in Scottsville, Kentucky
upon the recommendation of Hon. W. L. Porter of Glasgow and Hon. Jno.
J. Gatewood, Bowling Green, his examiners, and has been actively
engaged in the practice ever since.
In 1894 he was
married to Miss Bessie Welch, daughter of S. H. Welch of
Scottsville, and they have had born to them one daughter, Mary
Huntsman was born in Allen County, Kentucky on Snake Creek about
1 mile southeast of Scottsville on the 14th February 1852. His
father was Peter Huntsman Esq. His mother was Melinda
(maiden name) Trammel, both born and raised in Allen County,
Kentucky. His mother died February 1st 1867. His father died 15
September 1894. His father married second wife ____July
1868. and by her had five children, four now living and 1 dead, a
girl died in 1869 viz:
Rupert Huntsman born 6 day of Jan. 1870
Herschell Huntsman born 1871
Nellie Huntsman born 1873
Waldo Huntsman born 1876
All living and
Said second wife
was Susan F. Crow and is still living, but is helpless with
By said Peter
Huntsmans first wife he had seven children, the eldest
John Wesley Huntsman
Matilda M. Huntsman (now Cook)
Nancy Elizabeth Huntsman who died __day of __18___wife of H. T.
George T. Huntsman
Joseph Wilson Huntsman
was born in 1816 in Allen County and died 15th September 1894.
His father was Henry Huntsman born in Virginia. (see sketch of
Said J. Wilson
Huntsman was educated in the common schools of Allen County,
Kentucky, attended the schools of Jo. Wilson, John E. Brown, M.
L. Hooten, Ella Brown, W. P. Jones, Daniel Hill, etc.
He was married January
18, 1872 to Miss Georgetta E. Anderson, daughter of Wesley
Anderson and Mahaley Anderson nee Bennett, daughter of Jo. and
Elizabeth Bennett. Said Wesley was a son of _______Guy,
said to be, and was raised by his mother, Catherine Anderson in
Allen County, Kentucky.
Took census for
District no. 1 in Allen County in 1890 with William A. Brown. Was
elected Justice of Peace for District no. 1 in said county in
.as such in 1895 defeating Esq. M. Tracy in 1894 and
was re-elected in November 1897 for four more years. Held
examining trial of Lee P. Foster charged with murder of James M. Fikes
in 1895. Also examining trial of Mrs. Mary Bradley charged with
the murder to Taylor Minix.
Was appointed by
Judge Nathan Skaggs as Probate Administrator and Public Guardian
for Allen County, Kentucky in January 1897.
He has children
Ida M. Huntsman born 19 Nov. 1872, now wife of John W. Duke
Maud Huntsman born 8 August 1874 now wife of George William
Hinton and has one child
Mary T. Huntsman born 19th April 1878 now wife of Hubert Kirby
and has one child
Rena Huntsman (twins born Nov 21, 1881
Henry Huntsman was born in Virginia, moved to Snake Creek, the
place he settled and where Bud Huntsman now lives and there
married Nancy Mitchell (sister of Rev. George Mitchell of 52nd
Kentucky Mounted Infantry.) Said grandfather was in _____ Co. and
___Regt. Revolutionary War. Ask Bud and Jno. Huntsman as to said
Revolutionary services and eating the hawk while lost in a dense
forest and finding way out by the north star.
Johnson was born in the state of Copenhagen on 26th December 1842
in the town of Orsted near Roeskilde, Denmark. His fathers
name is John Hansen and his mothers name Ane Jorgensen. His
father is still living. His mother is dead.
He had five
brothers and four sisters besides himself being ten in all. His
father and mother were Danes and can trace back the family name
for several hundred years. Not related to any of the royal
His father was a
gardener and followed landscape gardening being a civil engineer.
He owned a town lot of about ½ to 1 acre in town. The subject of
this sketch is also a gardener by trade.
He obtained his
education first from private instruction, then in the Public
schools of his vicinity and then in the Botanical Gardens in
Copenhagen and afterwards took two years course in an
Agricultural College in the country and afterwards paid his way
teaching penmanship, arithmetic and higher mathematics. Was then
about 19 years of age. Then worked as draining engineer and
landscape gardening for about two years.
Then at about 22
years of age he under the law which is compulsory entered the
Danish Artillery, 1 Regt. 1 Battery about 1864 in summer and
served till about 1866, 2 May when he left in a sailing vessel
for West Indies and arrived at Santa Croix about 18 June
1866.There he served in the Army, was Public Gardener , till
there came an earthquake and destroyed the gardens. After that he
clerked in the government office, attended to correspondence,
made records and was for a while in the Custom House Office.
Then about 1869
went to the island of St. Thomas and there served in Quarantine
Service, Signal Service, Gardening Service. Was still a soldier
but something like State Guards here. Remained in St. Thomas till
about say 6 July 1871. During the time visited nearly all the West
Indies Islands except Cuba. Then had accumulated several thousand
dollars (about $4000) and placed a substitute for nearly a year
which ended his term of service and went to Venezuela and
succeeded without difficulty in getting robbed of all his money.
He then borrowed money and returned to St. Thomas and then again
borrowed money and went to Santiago, San Domingo and there
remained about eleven months and made nearly $100 per month
clear, but was chloroformed and again robbed. Then left the West
Indies, the Spanish, and came to New York in June 1872. Did
gardening till 28 July 1872 when enlisted in Regular United
States Army in Co. C, 1 Regt Artillery and served to 10 June 1877
when was honorably discharged.
Then stayed in Winneshiek
County, Iowa for about two years, gardening. And was then married
23rd November 1877 to Miss Lena Olson from Uddevalla, Sweden
where she was born and raised.
Then went to Hannibal,
Missouri and worked on a farm till April 1880. Then about 1 May
1880 came to Louisville and there worked with Fourth Avenue
Highland Park and elsewhere till 1886 and then on 4 September
1886 came to Forrest Springs, Allen County, Kentucky. Remained at
Spring about four years. Bought a small farm at Mt. Union where
he and wife have resided ever since. He has no children.
Politically he is a Republican. Joined the Lutheran Church on 19th
April 1857. In 1878 he joined the Methodist Church and now he
belongs to Methodist Episcopal Church South at Mt. Union. His
wife belongs to same church. She was also raised a Lutheran.
He has studied
some nine or ten languages and could speak several of them
fluently Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, German and
Spanish. Could read Latin, French, Portuguese and Italian and
Was in the Battle
of Oversal and Dypple? in 1864 of Danes vs. Germany and Austria.
In the latter his battery began the battle with 300 and ended at
evening with six. Another fared still worse.
DR. JAMES DAVID
Dr. James David
Kelley was born in Simpson County, Kentucky on the 24 July 1839
near Shady Grove Church. His father was William Kelley, one of
the justice of the Peace of Simpson County, Kentucky for sixteen
years and who died 17 May 1865 the day before the big May flood.
Said Williams father was Rev. John Kelley Sr. and said Rev.
John Kelleys father was John Kelley Sr. who came from Scotland
though of Irish descent. And with said John Kelley Sr. came from Scotland,
David Kelley and James Kelley and all three settled in North
Carolina on Yadkin River. Thence said John Sr. moved to Simpson County
and David to Wilson County, Tennessee and to near Lexington, Kentucky.
His mother was
Martha Covington, a daughter of Benjamin Covington from Virginia,
and who moved to near Bowling Green and thence to Simpson County
where his father married her. He was a relative to General
Covington who did the surveying around Bowling Green. Benjamins
father was a brother of the General.
Said subject of
this sketch says further that his father Williams mother
was a Bond and a daughter of ______ Bond of North Carolina. First
settler Simpson County. She, Dr. Cs grandmother was a
sister of W. C. Bonds father.
He had brothers
and sisters as follows besides four that died in infancy
Elizabeth Matilda Kelley born about September 1841
John W. Kelley born about 1847
Thomas Henry Kelley born about 1851
Matilda married F. J. Pearson of Warren County and now lives six
miles east of Franklin.
(Dr. Kelley) was
educated in the schools of his vicinity, usually about three
months in the year and then taught school three terms, common
schools, during the war and being an excellent scribe, after
that, taught writing school. Then after the war read medicine
with H. D. Thompson, M. D. of Simpson County and then attended
course of medical lectures in 1869 and 1870 (at) University
Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. W.O. Roberts and Dr. H. A. Cottell
were classmates. Then practice and read medicine under Dr. F. H.
Kelley of Orange County, Indiana. In 1871 returned to Simpson County
to his mother whose health had failed. In September 1871 came to
Allen County, Kentucky, and located about three ½ miles
southeast Scottsville and there practiced till January 1873. Then
practiced at Fountain Head, Tennessee till October 1873. Then
again attended University of Louisville, Kentucky and took second
course lectures and graduated 1 March 1874. Then went to and
located at New Roe, Kentucky and practiced till 1884 and then
came to Scottsville where he has practiced ever since with much
At New Roe in
Allen County, Kentucky he was married on the 6 September 1877 to
Mrs. Euphilia Elizabeth Caldwell, daughter of Rev. James N.
Bradshaw and Annie J. Bradshaw, (who was) sister of Gov. Neil S.
Brown and General John C. Brown.
McElroy was born in Allen County, Kentucky July 10th 1825 near
Trammel Creek and where Parnel Hunt now (1897) lives. His father,
James McElroy was born in Allen County, Kentucky (where said
William J. now lives) in 1799. Said James McElroys father
was also named James and was born in South Carolina and was a
soldier under Gen. Francis Marion in Revolutionary War. Was in
Colonial Military Services for five years and before his death
received a pension of $8 per month. This James McElroy had seven
sisters, but no brothers. The father of this James McElroy was
named John and was raised in Campbell County, Virginia and
probably born there. Said John McElroys father was named
James and he came to this country with his wife from North
Ireland in 1730 and settled in Pennsylvania but the French and
Indian brails caused him to move and he went to Campbell County, Virginia.
Hon. C. N.
McElroy is of same stock and so is Mrs. J. Proctor Knott. Said
Knott married his cousin his mother being a McElroy.
The mother of the
subject of this sketch was Miss Alice Ham (sister to Rev.
Mordecai Ham and Rev. James Ham) Her father was William Ham a
Justice of the Peace of Allen County, Kentucky for many years and
her mother was Jennette Williams, a sister of Ralph Williams and
Langston Williams. Thinks these Hams came from North
Carolina. Descent, dont know.
Said William J.
married Miss Mahala Dodson, daughter of Joseph L Dodson of Allen County
on 30th day of August 1849 in Allen County. To them were born 10
children, the second of whom, a girl, died in infancy. The
remaining 9 were born as follows: (nothing follows)
William J. was
educated in private schools of Allen County, Kentucky and before
Public Schools were established. Was elected captain of a militia
company in 1847 or 1848 in A Co. and served as captain for about
three years, Lieutenant Colonel of the Allen Co. Regt. (only one
Regt in the Company) in 1851 and served as such till the militia
were no longer required to muster, say about three years. Said
Regiment consisted of about 800 to 1000 men between ages of 18
and 40 years. They had a Colonel, Lt. Colonel and Major and an
Adjutant Major and two surgeons and had ____ companies. There
were two Battalions in each Regiment and about 8 companies to the
Battalion and they had a drummer and fife major. They were
required to muster or drill the company once a year and the
battalions each once a year and the Regiment once a year. This
was compulsory. The Regimental musters were held at Scottsville.
The Battalion musters at Scottsville and at the Willis Mitchell
Old Place on Bowling Green road.
William J. was
Deputy Surveyor for seven years under John H. Murray and then was
elected surveyor in 18__ and served 9 years and to 1871. In 1869
was elected Representative for Allen County in Kentucky
Legislature, re-elected in 1871 and a third time in 1877. In 1874
ran for County Judge and was defeated by J. D. Gilliam. In August
1890 he was elected a member of the constitutional Convention and
served during the convention.
Mr. McElroy is a
farmer owning 350 acres of land in Allen County.
August 25, 1898
Robert Wesley Mayhew was born October 27, 1849 in Allen County,
Kentucky near New Roe. His father was Reason A. Mayhew and Jane Aspley
Mayhew. Reason A. was a son of Alexander Mayhew. He being one of
four brothers Moses, Luke and James Mayhew who came to
this Allen County from Virginia and were among the early settlers
of this county. And each of whom raised families in this county.
Said James married at sixty years of age, a girl sixteen years of
age and to them were born eleven children, the last of which was
Jane Aspley, subjects mother was a daughter of John Aspley
and was born in Sumner County, Tennessee. Said John Aspley was
born in England and came to this country at the age of seventeen
years and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The Mayhews are
of Irish descent. Subjects brothers and sisters are as
Samuel T. Mayhew
Henry E. Mayhew (Of Co. A) deceased
Joseph I Mayhew
Fletcher A. Mayhew
Rebecca Mayhew now Dowell
Mary E. Mayhew now Cook
Frances P. Mayhew, now Graves
married in Allen County, Kentucky on the ___day of____18___ to
Miss Mary F. Mayhew, daughter of John H. Mayhew and Paulina
Subjects children are
He resides on his
farm on Middle Fork Creek about 12 miles from Scottsville at
Alonzo. He was elected Justice of the Peace
for New Roe District on the ____day of ___ 18___, which office he
held for two years. He was Railroad tax collector for Districts
no. 1, 2, and 6 for 1897 and 1898.
Haden Curd Mitchell was born in Allen County, Kentucky on 14th
December 1825 1/1/2 miles east of Scottsville. His father was
Willis Mitchell who was born in Culpepper County, Virginia on
___day of___ 17___, died 1 ½ miles east of Scottsville on ___day
of ___18___. His mother was Philadelphia Piper born in North
Carolina on the ___day of__17__. Her father was Asa Piper also of
He had brothers and sisters as follows: three half sisters and
one half brother by said Willis Mitchell and first wife who was
_______ Long married in this vicinity all four now dead.
By his second and last wife he had:
Mary Mitchell who died single
Thomas P. Mitchell
Himself born 14 Dec 1825
Angeline Mitchell born 14 December 1828
David Walker Mitchell of Chicago
Asa Piper Mitchell died Jan 1897
Said Haden Curd
Mitchell was married on 8 December 1853 to Miss Nancy P. Shirley
of Glasgow, Kentucky. She was a daughter of William Shirley and
_____Logan whose father was William Logan of _____.
To them were
William E. Mitchell born October 1854
Eugene Mitchell died at two years old
Hattie E. Mitchell
James W. Mitchell
Said Haden Curd attended a few subscription
schools about Scottsville and Washington School house. Teachers
were Andy Hammett and Isham Thomas at Washington and to Rier? Hillman
Baptist. His wife a Christian Church woman. Not a member of any
secret organization. Was a Whig and afterwards a Know Nothing.
Was Assistant postmaster during the war 1861 to 1865. And during
the time Dumonts Army was encamped here he had an Army
postmaster with him and received a great deal of mail matter
direct. And in sending mail away sent it all through the regular
post office and had to send by B
..Glasgow so as to get it
in the bags and away? will had to accompany all letter and he
copied and sent to post office department every three months
sent of mail every other day.
In this post office occurred the fight between Jo. Frances and
Jack White in which White shot Frances and before he died he
stabbed White and both died immediately.
Taken Aug 1898
Toliver Moore was born in Allen County, Kentucky on 28th
September, 1832 in eastern part of the county on Walnut Creek.
His father was Thomas Moore, a brick layer. His mother was Amelia
Gibson (sister of James H. Gibson).
Said Thomas Moores father was John
Moore from Virginia, distant relation to Paul Jones, United
States Naval Officer. Thomas was born in Warren County on Barren
River. Toliver Moore always resided in Allen County, Kentucky.
Was educated in the Common schools of Allen County. Collected tax
for Iredell Foster before he was of age.
Was a member of 9Regt. Kentucky Infantry Volunteers from 15th
September 1861 to 15 December 1864. First a private then 1st
lieutenant of Co. C and then transferred to Co. E and promoted to
Captain and served as such till discharge. Was in Battles as
follows: Chickamauga (September 19 and 20, 1863), Missionary
Ridge Commanded the left wing of the skirmishes and there
received shell wound of his chest and sternum in what was termed
Shermans 100 days Battle, the siege and capture of Atlanta
beginning 4 May 1864 this included the Battles of Dallas,
Georgia or New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain and Peachtree
Was Captain Co ___ Middle Green River Battalion to close of
War. Was United States Assessor for Allen and Simpson and also
Deputy Collector four years next after discharge. Then was Deputy
Sheriff under J. D. Calvert for four years. Then Sheriff from
1888 to 1890.
Politically he is a Republican. He married on __day of September
1870 to Mrs. Lucinda H. Wheeler, nee Devasher, daughter of John
H. Devasher and widow of James Wheeler and by her he had children
as follows, to wit:
Bettie C. Moore born 19 July 1871, died March 4, 1891
John W. Moore born February 1873
Fannie C. Moore
Thomas R. Moore
His wife died 20
August 1897. By Wheeler said wife had Mollie Shepard? Wheeler now
the wife of Jesse T. Hurt.
The Moores are of
Scotch Irish descent.
Morgan was born in Allen County, Kentucky near Scottsville 22
January 1842. His father was Jesse W. Morgan, a son of William K.
Morgan and that said Jesse W. was a brother to the Rev. William
K. Morgan. Subjects mother was Nancy Baily, daughter
of Rev. Ben B. Baily, of Barren County, Kentucky. Subjects
paternal grandmother Rilla Phipps of North Carolina.
Subjects maternal grandmother was Katie Weatherhead who was
a Virginia. Said Nancy Bailey was a half-sister of Mrs.
Cary Ann Richey, wife of A. J.Richey, deceased. Descent not
The subject was
brought up in Allen County and obtained his education in the
common schools of the county. He was married the 22 May 1867 to
Miss Elizabeth G. Clark, daughter of Elliot Clark by the Rev. Mordecia
Ham in said county and settled four mile east of Scottsville. To
them were born the following children:
Robert B. Morgan born 18 May 1868
Walter M. Morgan born 13 November 1870, now deceased
James K. Morgan born 17 July 1872
Artimissie Morgan born 13 March 1874, now deceased
Lucy M. Morgan born 13 July 1877
Lucinda A. Morgan born 28 February 1881
Mary B. Morgan born 10 January 1883, now deceased
Three of said children are married to wit:
Robert B. to Miss Sallie E. Zane? Daughter
of James Zane. They have one daughter named Ethel.
James K. to Miss Ollie Huntsman, daughter of
George T. Huntsman. They have one son Ancel Andrew.
Lucy M. to W. Whitlow, son of
During the war of 1861 he was a private of Co. C. 9th Kentucky
infantry Volunteers. Enrolled 15 September 1861 and discharged 15
Received gun shot wound in Battle of Shiloh,
Tennessee in the chest, neck and shoulder. And afterwards in the
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1863 in the left hand taking out
the two middle fingers and dislocating the joints of the other
fingers of the hand.
He is a member of Mt. Gilead Church Missionary Baptist and is a
Republican in politics.
JAMES C. MULLIGAN
James C. Mulligan was born in the townland of Ballievey, Parish
of Seapatrick near Banbridge, County Down, Ireland. Was born 12th
May 1795. Resided there until about 21 years of age. After a
short residence in Belfast he sailed for the United States in the
ship commanded by Captain Scott of Newry, Ireland. He for several
months was clerk in the office of Matthew H. Clair?, clerk and
eminent lawyer in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He then moved to Bowling
Green, Warren County, Kentucky where he was married to Miss Mary
Fisher Neale, daughter of ______
..C. H. Culpepper
County, Virginia. Gilbert Marshall Mulligan, oldest son, was born
near Bowling Green June 1821.
He then moved to
Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky where he spent the remainder
of his life
1. James Weir
Mulligan was born_____ and died____
2. Jane Ellen
Mulligan was born _____ and died 5 April 1877. Was married to
Reuben Hammond, Scottsville, Kentucky first after his death was
married to James B. Rutland, Nashville, Tennessee
3. Sarah L.
Mulligan was born 14 August 1827, died 23 July 1893
4. Mary Anne
Mulligan was born _____ married W. R. Shepard M.D.He died 21 July
1886, she died 23 November 1891. They left surviving them; J. R.
Shepard, M. D.
5. James R.
7. Thomas C.
8. Malissa Adelia?
He was appointed
by Asher W. Graham, judge A.C.C. and occupied the position of
clerk for about twenty years and previously had been constable
for several years. He filled each position with marked ability
James C. Mulligan
had brothers and one sister; John was born about 1793; George was
born about 1797; Margarette was born 15 May 1800.
James C. Mulligans
father was Gilbert Mulligan and was a large man weighed 24 stones
(looks like 330 lbs)
John married to
Miss Marianne Mulligan of Derry Lough near Banbridge.
Gilberts wife was Jane Weir.
Miss Anne Marie Nicholson of Donaghlong near Banbridge.
married George Ruddell Mulligan of Tallyconnaught near Banbridge
17 August 1898
Oliver was born in Allen County, Kentucky on the 3rd day of April
1867 near Woodburn, Warren County, Kentucky , but only lived
there three years returning with his parents to Allen County,
where he has resided ever since. His father is James M. Oliver,
son of Price Oliver Sr. (The latter was killed by a tree a number
of years ago) His mother was Elizabeth Dixon, a daughter of John
Dixon Esquire and Elizabeth Benbrooks Dixon. Said family is of
English extraction. Said John Dixon was for many years justice of
the peace of Allen County.
He was educated
in the common schools and in Mt. Zion Academy in Allen County. He
taught seven schools in Warren County, Kentucky and two schools
in Allen County. He married one of his pupils, Miss Laura
Ragland, daughter of Esquire James Ragland and his wife Martha
Ragland of Woodburn, Kentucky on his birthday April 3rd 1890. To
them was born a son, Blonville Oliver, on the 29th day of
December 1892 at Scottsville, Kentucky.
He was State
organizer for the Wheelers for the year 1889 and 1890. He moved
to Bowling Green with his family in 1891 and read law under
Wright and McElroy and obtained license to practice the same in
April 1892 and in June 1892 moved to Scottsville, Kentucky where
he has since resided and practiced law ever since. He was chosen
by the Republican County Committee in the Fall of 1892 as County Secretary
serving in that capacity for six years. He was nominated on the
Republican ticket on the 13th day of January 1894 and in November
was elected, defeating Robert N. Wilson, the Democratic nominee
by a majority of 347. He was again nominated on the 20th day of
February 1897 by his part and re-elected in November 1897,
defeating Hon. H. B. Austin, the Democratic nominee by a majority
of 127 which place he now holds.
Pulliam was born in Allen County, Kentucky 29th November 1830,
two miles east of Scottsville on Bays Fork.
His father was
Robert F. Pulliam, also a native of said county and a son of
Joseph Pulliam of Culpepper County, Virginia and who moved to
Allen County, Kentucky in 18___. Having resided for some time in Hart
County, Kentucky on Green River near the Railroad bridge some two
miles up the River from the bridge.
Josephs father was Benjamin Pulliam of Culpepper County, Virginia,
but who moved to and died in Hart County, Kentucky. The Pulliams
were of English descent.
His mother was
Evelyn Ellis, a daughter of Johnson Ellis of Fayette county, Lexington,
Kentucky. Her mother was Biddy Cushionberry and her father was
____Cushionberry, both from Fayette County, Kentucky, perhaps Lexington,
Ellis lived on the farm now owned by Albert Sears sons in
Allen County, Kentucky, but returned to Lexington and died there.
And his widow Biddie Ellis married General Cockrell (Johnson
Cockrell ___ day of ____ 18___ in Allen County, Kentucky.
He (Henry Clay
Pulliam) had brothers and sisters as follows:
2. Himself; 3. Ellen , nee Caruth;4. Elizabeth Crittenden, nee Nrole?;
5. Adalade, nee Johnson; 6. Laura, nee Brown; 7. Joseph; 8. Robert
F.; 9. Evelyn Ellis, nee Page
schools at Washington School House and Scottsville Seminary. Taught
by Anderson Hammet and Uriah Hillman at Washington. and by James
Anderson Smith and wife, Waters and wife, completing his
educational course under the latter about 1845 to 1847. Said
Waters was a graduate of Amherst College, Massachusetts and a
most excellent teacher. In 1847 was employed in mercantile
business with Reuben W. Hammond and James C. Mulligan continued a
year or longer. Then for some years and till about 1852 with his
father, R. F. Pulliam and studied law. Read with Jerry Wilkins of
Bowling Green, obtaining license in 1853. His license was granted
by Judge John W. Graham and John Stiles. Judge Stiles was
afterwards Judge of Court of Appeals and then for 20 years judge
Court of Common Pleas of Louisville, Kentucky.
He then went to Jacksonport,
Arkansas where he was offered and accepted employment in
mercantile business from 1853 to 1863. Went to Louisville and
engaged in the hat trade. Afterwards went into the tobacco ware
. In which he continued till
1886 when he returned to Allen County, Kentucky and has been
engaged in farming ever since.
On 31 January,
1856, he was married to Miss Mary Page, daughter of John H. Page
in Barren County, Kentucky by Rev. Read, a Presbyterian minister
To them were born
the following children to wit:
Paul Pulliam born on 4 day October 1857
Bettie Pulliam who died in infancy
Mary Pulliam (nee Johnson, born __day of April, 1863_
Evelyn Pulliam who died while very young
Harry Pulliam born ___ day of February 18___
Ellis Pulliam born 25 day of December
Page Pulliam born 14 day of September 1874
Gracie Pulliam born 1 April 1876
Paul is in United States Army Volunteers 3rd
Kentucky, Company D. Mary married A. B. Johnson, resident of Louisville.
Benjamin Ray was born in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky 16
August 1860. His father was James M. Ray, a son of William Ray
and Caroline Garrison Ray. His mother was Sarah E. Wren, a
daughter of Joseph and Jane Evans Wren. His father is a farmer
residing 2 ½ miles east of Scottsville.
Dr. Ray was
married in Allen County, Kentucky February, 1893 to Miss Sarah J.
Pitchford by the Rev. J. P Durham. She was the daughter of Theo
D. Pitchford and his wife, Sallie Foster Pitchford.
To them have been
born two children to wit:
James Theodore Ray born August 4, 1894
Marven Kelley Ray born September 3, 1896; died July 20, 1897.
Subject of this
sketch was educated in the common schools of Allen County and in
the academies in Scottsville, Kentucky. Afterwards attended
lectures of the Kentucky School of Medicine in Louisville. In the
class of 1889 and 1890 and afterwards in 1891 and 1892 attended
lectures at the Medical Department of the University of Tennessee
where he received his diploma and has been practicing medicine
since June 1892. He resides on his farm about 2 ½ miles from
Scottsville. He is of Scotch-Irish extraction.
Riley Ashley Read was born in Allen County, Kentucky 1
December 1838 two and ½ miles north of Scottsville on
Bays Fork. His father was Dillard Read (George Dillard
Read) a native of Culpepper County, Virginia, born 7 September
1808, moved to Allen County, Kentucky in 1810 and lived
continuously in Allen County, Kentucky till his death October
1893. Was a farmer.
He (Riley Ashley) had brothers and sisters, viz;
By said G. D. Reads first wife, Miss
Willis of Barren County.
Charles W. Read (now of Warren County)
Mary E. Read (Married Tom Long and died in Glasgow
By said G. D. Reads second wife,
Serena Duncan to wit:
Lucinda M. Read(married J. P. Cussionberry)
Subject of this sketch
Emery H. Read
Marcellus E. Read
Eliza J. Read (married Franklin Riherd?)
Francis E. Read (married John B. Morgan)
None died in
Said George Dillards father was Theophilus Read of Culpepper
County, Virginia, said to be Scotch Irish. Said George
Dillards mother was Margaret Duncan of Culpepper County, Virginia
and her father was Charles Duncan of same county.
Riley Duncan, Emery Duncan, Alfred Duncan, Calvin Duncan and
Robert Duncan were brothers of said Serena and Mariah, Evelina?, Mahala
and Narcissus were sisters.
John, Charles D., Samuel James, Edward D.F., (
young) Travis Arthur were brothers and Elizabeth and Frances were
sisters of said George Dillard Read.
Said Riley A. attended the Public schools of his vicinity
studying the ordinary branches of an English education, worked on
farm. Sold goods for J. W. Heeter in his store in Scottsville
during 1860. Went to school in spring of 1861 to John H. Collins
at Bethlehem 2 ½ miles northeast of Scottsville.
On 15 September 1861 he enlisted as Private in Company F 9th
Regiment Kentucky Infantry Volunteers and served till discharge
of the 15 December 1864. Was promoted to Sgt. Then 1st
Lieutenant, then in June 1862 was promoted to Captain of his
Company and served as such till discharge.
Was in battle of Shiloh second day 7 April 1862 and at
Stones River and Chickamauga, George 19 and 20 September,
1863 and Missionary Ridge and on Atlanta Campaign from about 7
.to September 1864 from Tunnel Hill, Georgia to Love Joy
In battle of Stones River 20 Jan 1863 he received gun shot in his
In 1865 sold goods in east Allen and at Lafayette, Tennessee. In
firm of Moore, Read and Company. In 1867
was agent for B. Green? Woolen Mills. In 1868 went to Missouri
and Kansa returning in Winter. In 1869 returned to Nash and Co., Kansas
and there remained till Spring of 1872 and then went to Texas. Thence
to Arkansas and spent one season, 1873 near Jacksonport, Arkansas.
Returned home 1873 and 1874. Returned to Kansas, afterwards
employed at home up to 1881. On 1 December 1881 he was
married to Mrs. Emma Moore, nee Hyatt of Lincoln County,
Kentucky and by her had two sons, to wit:
Hubert H. Read born 12 May 1883
Robert L Read born 8 March 1885 and died 29 June 1886
And his said wife died 12 March 1886.
Remarried 26 day of January 18___ to Miss Mary W. Botts of D____
County, Kentucky, daughter of Berry Botts. She died without issue
1 May 1897.
Was appointed storekeeper
. In 1883 and afterwards
appointed storekeeper in 1889 and served till Fall of 1890.
Mr. Fields of Virginia and who was a general in Rebel Army and is
or was judge in Virginia is cousin to said George Dillard Read,
his mother being a daughter of Charles Duncan and sister to said
Margaret Duncan (George Dillards mother). Was candidate for
vice president in 1892 on Populist ticket.
Alfred Settle was
born in Barren County, Kentucky on 23 day of October 1837 at Old
Rocky Hill at Settles old mill place.
His father was Isaac Settle also a native of Barren County, born
at same place farmer. The father of said Isaac was Dr.
Simon Settle born in ____ Co., Virginia. Came to Barren County
about beginning of the present century and lived and died and was
buried at said mill place before Alfred was born.
His mother was Miss Ann Powell, a native of Amherst County, Virginia,
12 miles from Lynchburg. Her father was named Thomas Powell, her
mother was Esceneth? Tinsley.
Said Isaacs mother was Miss Sally Dodd probably from Virginia,
married in Barren County, Kentucky.
Said Alfred had brothers and sisters as follows:
Thomas W. Settle now of Barren County, farmer
Mary Hayden Settle now Landrum of Barren County
Sallie Elizabeth Settle married N. P. Settle of Barren County
Edna Jane? Settle married F. M. Furlong of Barren County
Louisa Allen Settle married W. W. Smith of Barren County
Four died young.
Educated in Barren County, Kentucky in the common schools. Learned
German at Bowling Green, Kentucky under a German teacher, Mr.
Brown. Learned music under w. R. McQuown? while in service.
Was born on said mill farm and raised on the farm where his
father now lives one mile north at 85 years of age.
After working on farm to about 20 years old went to Old Rocky
Hill and there sold goods for Jerry S. Jordan and Co. for several
years from in 1858 to 1860, attending school at intervals. In
1860 opened a general store of his own at said place. About 1860
joined Kentucky State Guards, The Rocky Hill Rifles, the Company
consisting of 48, D. P. Barclay captain.
On 16 October 1861 at Bowling Green, Kentucky, he was mustered
into the Confederate service under Col. Joseph H. Lewis
(afterwards General) in Co. E 6th Regt. Kentucky Infantry and
served till 25 September 1862 when he was honorably discharged
for Ptithisis pulmonalis? which was evidently a mistake as he has
no lung disease now and is in reasonably good health. Not in any
engagement. Saw the bombardment at Vicksburg on ___ day of ___
Returned home and attended school in 1863 and 1864 and in 1864
and 1865 raised crops on the farm at the old house.
In January 1866 opened a family grocery store in Bowling Green
and sold out at end of six months and returned to Barren County.
In 1867, stayed with Jerry Jordan again. In February, 1868 went
to work as a watchmaker and jeweler in Bowling Green with his
cousin, S. W. Settle and continued till 10 August 1874 and on 18
August 1874 came to Scottsville, Kentucky where he opened up a
watch repairing and jewelry establishment in which he has
continued ever since. Took R. S. Welch as partner in 18___
and during the last ten years has added books, pianos and other
musical instruments. Conducted a very successful business.
His father was a Baptist and his mother a Methodist. He himself a
Baptist, having embraced religion at Hanging Fork Church, barren
County, Kentucky on 17 December, 1867, being baptized in Barren
River at Port Oliver next day with 45 others. Rev. W. W. Durham
conducted the services. Is a Mason and Knight of Pythias.
Was made a Mason at Allen Lodge No. 24 at Glasgow, Kentucky in
1864 and was a charter member of Persian Lodge No 18 at Bowling
Green, Kentucky of Knights of Pythias.
Served as member of city council at Scottsville for 18 months,
was secretary and treasurer. Politically he is a Democrat and
takes a lively interest in politics, but always allows a large
margin for individuality in others.
James Martin Shive was born near Beavers Ford in Barren
County, Kentucky on 3rd April 1839. His father was Joseph Shive
who was born and raised in Cumberland County, Kentucky on
Marrowbone Creek born on 21 February 1818.
Said Josephs father, the grandfather of this subject was
George M. Shive who came from Virginia to Kentucky. Was a
practicing physician and of German descent, had read a German
Bible. His wife was Nancy Garman, also German.
Subjects mother was Sallie Hunt, daughter of John Hunt of
or from Virginia of Irish descent. Said Sallie was born in Barren
County. She was born 20 February 1820. Said John Hunt died in
Had brothers and sisters as follows:
John W. Shive
Martha Ann Shive nee Dillingham
Nancy C. Shive, nee Kimble
George M. Shive
Crisley Miller Shive
Joseph Thomas Shive
Robert Jackson Shive
Nancy E. Shive, nee Jordan
obtained in the common schools of his vicinity and he taught some
three sessions, free and select, 1861, 1862, 1863. Then engaged
in farming till December 1884, having been elected sheriff in
August 1884. Served two terms being re-elected.
merchandising in Scottsville up to 1898. Then in January, 1898
was appointed Deputy Sheriff by John E. Dalton which position he
still holds. On 5 August 1867, he was married to Miss
Mollie D. Hollis of Allen County, at residence of Dr. W. L
.Hollis in Allen County, Kentucky by Rev. T. D. Lewis.
This union was
blessed with one daughter, to wit, Myrtie, born 22 March 1872 and
who married Joseph H. Porter (Tobe) of Bowling Green where they
Mr. Shive made over 105 arrests first year. Arrested the murderer
of Berry Manion to wit, Manual Wilkerson, afterwards hung in
6 September 1898
Michael Tracy was
born in Allen County, Kentucky on the 4 day of March 1820 on his
fathers farm near and beyond Long Creek, place now owned by
His father was
James Tracy who was born in North Carolina in same vicinity from
whence came the Jents, Meadors and Blankenships. Said James
father (Mikes grandfather) was Michael Tracy who was an
English soldier captured at Bunker Hill and who never returned to
his command or to England, but remained here in American and was
married to a Miss Colson in North Carolina and thence moved to
Allen, then Barren County.
His mother was Lidia
Rondal, daughter of Joseph Rondal who also lived on a farm on
Long Creek. Said Joseph was from North Carolina. Mike had
six brothers and three sisters to wit: Isaiah and
Isaac, Joseph, James, Asa, William, Jonathan, Rachel, Sarah and Lydia.
Was educated in log cabins of his locality, subscription schools
to read write and cipher. Went to same 6 or 8 teachers during his
childhood and youth. Is of M. E. Church South. His parents were Hardside
Said subject of
this sketch was first married to Elizabeth Eplin? (Esslin?) of
Allen County 15 May 1836 in Macon County, Tennessee. And born in Barren
County and by her he had
Mary J. Tracy
Cynthia Melinda Tracy
Was then married to Sarah Weaver? (Wramer?) Daughter
of ___________Weaver from North Carolina in December 1866. She
was an orphan and lived with David Jent. She had no children. He
married her in Allen County.
Was then married to Easter C. Stinson, daughter of Daniel Stinson
of Allen County on 16 Day of January, 1870 in Allen County and by
her he had children viz:
James W. Tracy
William A. Tracy
Jo. Bell Tracy
Daniel J. Tracy
John Sam Tracy
Sarah J. Tracy
Up to date has
had 19 children, 68 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren (five
of his children are still single)
Was elected and
served as constable of Puncheon District two terms, four eyars
from August 1866 to August 1870 and was then elected justice of
the peace two terms in succession five years in all for
Representative against J. J. Gatewood and William A. Brown in
1875. Was defeated by Gatewood.
Scottsville District two miles east of Scottsville in 1882
where he now (1898) lives. In 1890 he made the race for justice
of the peace in Scottsville district against Peter Huntsman and
was elected by 18 voles for four years.
On 15 October
1861 he enlisted a private in Co. I, 9 Kentucky Infantry. Was
promoted to Sgt. And discharged 15th December 1864. He made a
brave and faithful soldier and bears the marks of honorable
wounds received in battle. Was in every battle and engagement or
skirmish fought by his regiment except Shiloh at which time he
was detailed as ward master by his regimental superior T. R. W.
Jeffrey. Fought in Stones River, Tennessee, 31 December 1862 and 2
January 1863 and there incurred dislocation of right shoulder; in
Chickamauga, Georgia, September 1863; in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
in 1863; in fights through to Atlanta, Georgia, four months; Love
Joy Station 40 miles beyond Atlanta and then returned and
mustered out at Louisville. Marched 6040 miles in line of march
besides the drilling, foraging, etc. Received gun shot wound of
left arm at Battle of Chattanooga on Lookout Mountain. Was Ward
Master at Columbia and made an excellent nurse. His parents both
buried in Clay county, Illinois during the war.
DAVID E. WAGONER
David E. Wagoner
was born in Allen County, Kentucky, December 10, 1842 on Big
Trammel at mouth of Snake Creek, son of Williamson Wagoner (a
farmer) and David E. is a farmer. Mothers name, Polly
Dalton, called Pol, sister of Daniel Dalton. William Dalton
was their father.
Was married 18
March 1875 in Macon County, Tennessee by Esq. Davis. Eight
children, the fruit of the marriage. (see list in pension paper)
Was a private Co.
P 52 Kentucky Mounted Infantry Volunteers from 5 August
1863 to 5 March 1865. Receives a pension at $12 per month, new
Married Tabitha Canadata?
Josephine Cooper, daughter of Frank Cooper, her mother being
was a son of Petter from Virginia. Petter Wagoner talked German.
father of Frank Cooper came from Virginia, lived with Alcey Cole,
wife of Dr. William.
JOHN HANLEY WALKER
John Hanley Walker was born 21 December 1842 at Scottsville. His
father was A. S. Walker, a prominent physician of said town. Said
doctors fathers name was William Walker from Virginia.
Said Williams wife and grandmother of John was Miss Sarah
Holcomb of Virginia, a prominent Virginia family. Said Dr. Walker
was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky and came with his father
here at about ___ years of age.
His mother was
Miss Melvinia M. McReynolds, daughter of Robert McReynolds. She
was born in Allen County, Kentucky about 1 ½ miles south of
He had brothers
and sisters viz:
William R. Walker now of Louisville, Kentucky and has a large
Elbridge F. Walker
Sarah H. Walker married Howell, now of Russellville
David C. Walker died in Franklin January 1895
Martha A. Walker wife of James A Fuqua of Russellville
Jacob B. C. Walker now of Louisville
Algernon S. (Spud) Walker of Franklin
Mary George Walker
Melvinia Jane Walker
Orean? Walker Who died at about two years of age
That he attended
the common schools and academies at Scottsville up to the
beginning of the civil war when in September 1861, he entered the
Confederate service becoming a member of the Famous Orphans
Brigade. Joined at Cave City, barren County, Kentucky, Co. C.,
Capt Bagleys Co. 6th Regt commanded by Gen. Sept H. Lewis. Was
in said service till 1 September 1864. At battle of Jonesboro,
George, he together with about 200 comrades was taken prisoner
and carried North through Atlanta and Chattanooga and when near
Murfreesboro, at Wartrace just before day he made his escape and
crossed the country afoot into Montgomery County, Tennessee and
remained there and in Robertson County, Tennessee and Logan
County, Kentucky under the assumed name of John McReynolds and
what time he was not on the scout to prevent arrest or capture,
he attended school at Volney, Kentucky, his brother-in-law James.
H. Fuqua being principal of the school. This was during the Fall
and Winter of 1864 1865. While in the service he was in battles
of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro or Stone River, Jackson,
Mississippi, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and in front of Shermans
Raid to Atlanta, including the intermediate battles and was
captured at Jonesboro, Georgia, 20 miles south of Atlanta.
surrender or the surrender of Lee and Johnson, he returned home
for short time then went back to school to Browder? Institute
preparing for college about two years. Then attended Bethel College
for about two years and till June 1868 completed his educational
course and again returned to Scottsville and immediately
commenced the study of law, studied with his brother, David C.
Walker who was a practicing attorney before the war and his
comrade in the service. Obtaining license to practice law in 1869
from the two circuit judges, Judge L. T. Alexander and Judge
George C. Rogers. And has practiced his profession ever since.
During the time since 1869, has able filled the offices of County
School Commissioner and County Attorney.
Some of the
teachers of the schools at Scottsville above referred to were:
Waters, Robert A. Y. Corning, Pomeroy. Robert Wiles and R. A.
Is a bachelor and
unmarried with his father and mother till their death being the
only one of the children who remained unmarried.
He is one of the
leading Democrats of his county and has frequently stumped the
county in his own and other political races.
17 Aug 1898
Carpenter was born near Butlersville in Allen Co., Ky. on 16 Feb
1827. His parents were Fredrick A. Carpenter and Lucinda
(Chambers) Carpenter. Said Fredrick A. was a son of John
Carpenter and his wife Rachel Carpenter whose maiden name was
Brewer. They came from Va. Tom Chambers, father of Lucinda moved
from N. C. and settled near and east of Butlersville at the place
now occupied by Ed Kelsey. Said John Carpenter came from Va. and
his father from Ireland.
Was married to Mary Jane Crow in Allen Co., Ky.
n the 22 day of March 1848. She was a daughter of John W. Crow
and his wife, Nancy Martin (sister of Jimmie? D. Martin) married
by Rev. T. H. Lyles.
To them were born the following children to
John F. Carpenter Feb 1849
Lon E. now Spann
Joseph W. Carpenter
Thos. W. Carpenter
Mary Fletcher now Wheeler
Nannie B. now Drake
Mr. Carpenter is a brother of Fredrick Fisk Carpenter
1st Lt., Co F, 9th Regt. Ky. Inf. Vols. and fell at
the battle of Stones River 2 Jan 1863 and was brought home and
buried by W. C. Fred was shot square in forehead bursting
out back of his skull.
Occupation (of Wm. Chambers) has been
farming but sold his farm (and where he was raised) to C. J. Guy
when he moved to Scottsville in 18___. Is a member of Salem Lodge
No. ____ of Simpson County, Ky. Masons and Southern Methodist. Educated
in the subscription schools of this county. First teacher was
Nathan Cosby and then Wiley Williams.