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JOHN J. POGUE was born June 18, 1851, in Logan County, Ky.; he is a son of James R. and Sarah (Johnson) Pogue. The father was born in Sumner County, Tenn., and is now living on his farm in Logan County. The mother was born in Logan County; she died December 2, 1882, aged sixty-two. Our subject was raised on his father’s farm, and in 1881 he commenced to learn the blacksmith’s trade, which he has since foil owed. August 15, 1882, he came to his present locality, where he has since carried on this business. Mr. Pogue is a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church, having been engaged in preaching since October, 1883; he is a representative man of this district, and at present is Chairman of School District No. 27; he was also Postmaster at this point in 1883. Mr. Pogue was married May 12, 1875, to Lurena J. Sharp, of Logan County. She died September 23, 1878, aged thirty-one, leaving one son-John W. His second marriage occurred September 6, 1881, to Sarah B. Latham, of this county; this marriage was blessed with one son-Vernal C.