Biographical Sketch of William M. Bell

WILLIAM M. BELL, ” Roseheath.” The subject of this sketch is a native of Todd County, Ky., and was born in his present residence, June 25, 1840. His father, Rev. Caleb N. Bell, was born in 1788, in Beaufort, N. C.; was an itinerant Methodist preacher in Virginia; removed to Kentucky in 1820, and died



Biographical Sketch of Col. M. D. Brown

COL. M. D. BROWN is a native of Christian County, Ky., born March 15, 1838, the youngest member of the famous Brown family, which consisted of fifteen children, twelve of whom lived to be grown. His parents were Thomas and Rebecca (Stuart) Brown. He was reared on the farm, and had in his early career



Biographical Sketch of Charles C. Brumfield

CHARLES C. BRUMFIELD, one of Todd County’s enterprising young farmers, was born on March 11, 1856, in Christian County, Ky., and is the third of five children-three boys and two girls-born to Wiley N. and Pernecy (Wood) Brumfield, natives of Virginia, and Christian County, Ky., respectively, of English descent. Subject’s father was married twice, his



Biographical Sketch of Thomas J. Camp

THOMAS J. CAMP, farmer, was born June 15, 1851, in Todd County, Ky., and is the third of nine children born to William and Emily (Lewis) Camp, natives respectively of Hart and Todd Counties, Ky., of English descent. His early advantages for an education were poor, never having attended school for more than three months



Biographical Sketch of Preston E. Downer

PRESTON E. DOWNER, Fairview. The subject of this sketch is a native of Todd county, Ky., having been born near the place of his present residence, September 22, 1837. He is the son of John S. and Elizabeth (Cabaniss) Downer. In youth he was favored with a good English education, and is an extensive reader,



Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Downer

BENJAMIN DOWNER was born August 10, 1819, in Todd County, Ky., and has continued to reside here to the present time. He is the son of Benjamin Downer, Sr., a native of Spottsylvania County, Va., where he was born in 1782, and in 1809 removed to Todd County, then a part of Christian County, Ky.,



Biographical Sketch of John S. Downer

JOHN S. DOWNER, son of Benjamin Sr. and Elizabeth (Slaughter) Downer, was born in Woodville, Culpeper Co., Va., June 19, 1809; married Miss Elizabeth W. Cabaniss (daughter of George L. and Catherine Cabaniss), at Princeton, Ky., November 19, 1832; died while on a visit to his son, L. A. Downer, of Barren County, Ky., February



History and Biographies of the County of Todd Kentucky

Log House

Be it Enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That from and after the first day of April next, all that part of said counties of Logan and Christian, contained in the following boundary, to wit: Beginning on the Tennessee State line, at the present corner of the counties of Logan and



Biographical Sketch of James D. Duncan

JAMES D. DUNCAN, tobacco merchant, was born in 1845, in Montgomery County, Tenn. His parents were D. H. and Mary L. (Brake) Duncan, natives of Tennessee. The father was a tobacco merchant, a member of the Christian Church and of the Masonic order. The mother’s death occurred in December, 1873, at the age of fifty-four



Biographical Sketch of P. D. Francis

P. D. FRANCIS was born April 10, 1829, in this county. He is a son of Stephen and Nancy (Martin) Francis; both parents were born in Virginia. The father died in 1839, aged seventy. The mother died in 1849, aged sixty-eight. Our subject was raised on his father’s farm where he remained till the age



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