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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...

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...

Biographical Sketch of Louis N. Girod

LOUIS N. GIROD, teacher, was born August 24, 1859, in Hopkins County, Ky. His parents were John and Sarah K. (Coffman) Girod, the father a native of France, the mother of Kentucky. The father was a merchant at Henderson, and later at Ashbysburgh, Ky. He came to this...

Biographical Sketch of P. C. Griffin

P. C. GRIFFIN. Among the genial, hospitable and worthy citizens of the precinct, Phillip C. Griffin, our subject, deserves mention; his birth dates November 27, 1845. His parents, James J. and P. C. Griffin, and he as well, were natives of this county. The father was...

Biographical Sketch of John W. Grissam

JOHN W. GRISSAM, produce merchant, was born April 11, 1832, in Christian County, Ky. His parents were J. W. and Sarah W. (Wells) Grissam. The father was a native of South Carolina; he managed the farm for many years and served the county for some years in an official...

Biographical Sketch of Jonah W. Hale

JONAH W. HALE was born October 14, 1824, in Todd County, Ky. His parents were Thomas and Nancy (Pittman) Hale. The father was a native of North Carolina, and died in March, 1855, aged about sixty years. The mother died about the year 1826. Mr. Hale began for himself...

Biographical Sketch of Richard C. Hardison

RICHARD C. HARDISON, teacher, was born February 3, 1858, in St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana. His parents are Richard B. and Elizabeth Hardison. The father is a native of Kentucky; he is a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South; he preaches and teaches in...

Biographical Sketch of Benjamin B. Butler

BENJAMIN B. BUTLER, Sheriff of Todd County, Ky., was born in this county August 8, 1850. His parents were H. D. and Permelia C. (Carey) Butler, both natives of Kentucky. The father was born in Todd County; was a farmer, well and favorably known in his county. His...

Biography of Dr. Augustus Lewis

DR. AUGUSTUS LEWIS was born May. 15, 1839, in Trigg County, Ky. His parents were Leonard and Lydia (Withers) Lewis. The father was a native of Virginia; born July 4, 1796. He was a farmer and taught in public schools for thirty years. He came to Kentucky in 1818, and...

Biographical Sketch of Charles J. McGehee

CHARLES J. McGEHEE was born December 8, 1840, in Todd County, Ky.; is the son of Carr and Lucy (Tate) McGehee-both natives of Louisa County, Va. The father was a farmer, and soldier in the war of 1812. He first furnished a substitute and later volunteered; his death...
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