Biographical Sketch of Charner A. McColpin

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

CHARNER A. McCOLPIN, an enterprising citizen and farmer of Todd County, was born May 25, 1843, on the farm where he now resides; he is the sixth of eleven children-foui girls and seven boys-three boys and three girls now living, born to Charner H. and Martha (Jones) McColpin, natives of North Carolina and of Irish descent. Subject’s father was a son of Joseph and Nancy (Franklin) McColpin. Subject received a fair common school education; he was reared on the farm and lived with his parents till twenty-five years of age, when he engaged in mercantile business; he spent two years at Bivinsville, Todd County, one year at Elkton, and two in Lovelaceville, Ballard County, Ky. He then returned to farming, which he now continues on 350 acres of land, 175 of which are in cultivation. He was married February 25, 1874, to Bettie A. Stephens, of Graves County, Ky., daughter of Isaac N. and Bettie A. (Wilson) Stephens, natives of Graves County, Ky. The father was a son of Harvey and (Washburn) Stephens; the mother a daughter of Samuel and Isabella (Davis) Wilson. This marriage was blessed with five children: Wallace E., Viola, Ora May, Martha E. and Edgar (deceased). Mr. McColpin is a strong advocate of good common schools. He was made a Mason in Lovelaceville Lodge, 157, and is an honorable and upright citizen. He and his wife are both members of the Baptist Church.

MLA Source Citation:

Battle, J. H. Counties Of Todd And Christian, Kentucky. Historical And Biographical. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago And Louisville. 1884. At current time this manuscript consists of only the Todd County section and a few biographies from Christian County. Web. 1 February 2015. - Last updated on May 18th, 2011


Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!