Biography of Charles W. Haddox
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CHARLES W. HADDOX was born in Logan County, Ky., on November 5, 1842, and was a son of Joseph and Mary (Williams) Haddox. The parents were natives of Virginia, and came to Logan County in an early day, where they lived and died. Subject was the fifth of eight children, of whom three are now living: Amelia W., wife of William Drain, of Clarksville; Mary L., wife of J. T. Donalson, and Claude E. The schools of Keysburg furnished his education. He remained at home until seventeen, and then went into the war; he first went out . in Col. Hutchingson’s Brigade; he remained there one year, and then enlisted under Gen. Morgan. He was afterward captured and sent to Camp Douglas, and subsequently transferred to Camp Chase; he was kept in prison about eighteen months, and then, returning, re-entered the army, remaining out until the close of the war. After the war he began merchandising in Keysburg, where he remained until 1866; he then came to Todd County, where he turned his attention to farming; he first had 200 acres, and afterward increased it 500 acres. This farm is now carried on by his widow, Mrs. Haddox. In 1869 he purchased Frazier & Winston’s grocery in Allensville, and ran it by himself a short time. He_ then took in J. T. Donalson as a partner. After two years he sold out, but re-engaged in business at the end of six months at the same place. He. took in his brother, C. E. Haddox, as a partner, and remained in business until 1882; he was one of the leading merchants of this point during the time he was engaged here; he was also a large produce buyer, and was probably one of the most extensive stock-dealers in southern Kentucky. He was married on November 20, 1866, in this county, to Miss Sallie B. Wims, a daughter of P. A. and S. A. (Mimms) Wims. The father was born near Richmond, Va., and came to this county in an early day, where he resided until his death in 1879. The mother was born in this county, and died here in 1880. Mrs. Haddox was born in this county on March 3, 1849, and to her have been born three children, one of whom, Charles Augusta, is still living. Mr. Haddox died here on August 27, 1882. In his life he was a consistent member of the Methodist Church, as is also his widow, who still survives him.