Location: Knox County KY

Biography of Allan Campbell

Allan Campbell, son of John Campbell, died October 13, 187 5. Without a sketch and portrait of Allan Campbell this book would he among the earliest and most prominent pioneers in Bourbon Township. Allan came before his father, and soon after his arrival bought five acres of land just south of Lesterville, at the Bagdad Bridge, and ran a ferry here for three years. Allan Campbell was born in Knox County, Kentucky, in 1809. His grandfather, Allan Campbell, was born in Virginia, and was among the early settlers in Kentucky. His father, John Campbell, removed to Bourbon Township soon after his brother. His mother was Lucinda Sullivan, also a native of Kentucky. Allan Campbell first married Miss Mary Ann Hoots, who was a daughter of David Hoots, of a German family. Of this marriage there are three children living, all residing in Bourbon Township: Hiram, John H. and, the wife of William Warmsley. His first wife died, and on February 13, 1851, he wedded Miss Mary Fleming, who still survives him. She was born in Parke County, Indiana, and was a daughter of Stephen and Jane (Kerr) Fleming. Her father was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, and her mother in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather, Stephen Fleming, was a native of Scotland, and her grandfather, Thomas Kerr, was a native of Ireland. To Allan Campbell and Mary Fleming Campbell were born...

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Biography of James Westley Hammack

James Westley Hammack, who is living on his ranch located one mile east of Lostine, has always devoted his energies to agricultural pursuits, and has met with a goodly measure of success. His life record was begun in Knox County, Kentucky, his parents being James and Elizabeth (Moore) Hammack, both of whom are now deceased, the father having passed away in 1899 and the mother in 1905. The early years in the life of James Westley Hammack were passed on the farm where he was born and in the cultivation of which he began to assist while still in his childhood. In common with many other lads reared in the country at that period he was given but a meager education, attending school only at such times as his services were not required about the farm. Under the capable supervision of his father he acquired a thorough knowledge of the best practical methods of tilling the fields and harvesting the crops, so that by the time he had attained his majority he was a skilled agriculturist. He subsequently left home and went out in the world to make his own way, but still continued to devote his energies to farming. Together with his wife and family he crossed the plains to Oregon in 1865 with an ox team, his destination being Yamhill county. He remained their for only two...

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Knox Co., Ky

KNOX CO. (Stewart Carey) Some slaves were owned in Knox Co., most of them being in Barbourville where they served as house-servants. The negro men worked around the house and garden, while the women were cooks and maids. The slaves usually lived in small one-room houses at the rear of their masters home, and were generally well fed and clothed. There was some trading of slaves among the Barbourville and Knox County owners, and few were sold at Public Auction. These public sales were held on Courthouse Square, and some few slaves were bought and sold by “Negro Traders” who made a business of the traffic in blacks. Occasionally a negro man would be sold away from his family and sent away, never to see his people...

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Biography of Johnson Mulkey

JOHNSON MULKEY. – This prominent pioneer of Oregon was born in Knox County, Kentucky, in January, 1808. His father, Philip Mulkey, and mother (whose maiden name was Margaret Miller), were natives of Germany. In the year 1818 they moved with their young family to Missouri, settling in Lafayette County, where the father soon after died, leaving his widow with nine children. Johnson was married in 1835 to Mrs. Susan Roberts, née Brown. In the summer of 1845 he crossed the plains to Oregon, and on arriving took up a land claim in Benton county three miles west of what is now Corvallis. Returning to Missouri in 1846, in the spring of 1847 he again started westward, accompanied by his family, two brothers, Luke and Thomas, with their families, and also a large number of old friends and neighbors. The company brought a large herd of cattle. after a summer’s long, hard travel, so well remembered by all early pioneers, they arrived in the Willamette valley in the month of October. Mr. Mulkey engaged in the avocation of rearing and dealing in stock. His home was always open to new settlers, whom he assisted according to their necessities with work, seeds, and kind, encouraging words. Finding the church organization to which he belonged struggling to gain a foothold in the new country, he immediately connected therewith and contributed liberally toward...

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Biographical Sketch of Dudley Hopper

Dudley Hopper, farmer; P. Q. Mattoon; one of the first settlers of Coles Co.; was born in Knox Co., Ky., Aug. 18, 1826; came to this State with his father’s family in 1837, when he was but a boy. He was married to Miss Jane Dixon, now deceased; they have had four children, viz., Felitha, George, Harvey and Matilda. Mr. Hopper was married the second time to Miss Margaret Easter. His farm consists of 330 acres, valued at $9,900; since his residence in the township, he has held the office of Commissioner three years. He was a participant in the Mexican war, where he served eighteen months. His land, on which he now resides, was partially entered by himself from the...

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Biography of Matthew Cleghorn

Matthew Cleghorn, a farmer of San Bernardino County, was born in Knox County, Kentucky, in 1829, a son of Rev. Lorenzo D. Cleghorn, who was a native of Virginia and a minister of the Christian Church. His mother, Mary (McLain) Cleghorn, was of Scotch parentage. They had five children, of whom our subject was the second. He left home at the age of twelve years and subsequently entered the Mexican War. He enlisted in the Sixteenth Kentucky Volunteers, but was afterward attached to the Eleventh. He carried the express for eight months from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico and thence to Lulusa. On account of sickness he was sent to the Marine Hospital in New York in 1848. After the close of the war he traveled over parts of Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Iowa and Oregon, and while in the “Hoosier” State he met and married a lady who has since been the companion of his life, Miss Serena Hendry, a native of that State and a daughter of Isaac Hendry. After his marriage be moved to Iowa and thence to Oregon, where he remained until 1860. He came then to California, first settling at Watsonville in Monterey County, where he remained three years. In 1863 he came to San Bernardino County and located on the farm where he now resides. He arrived here December 25, 1864, and...

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Knox County, Kentucky Census Records

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Knox County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Hosted at Knox County USGenWeb Archives Project Adams Cemetery Barbourville Cemetery Bargo Cemetery Campbell’s Cemetery Concord Baptist Church Cemetery Cobb Cemetery Coon Branch Cemetery Elliott Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Fisher Cemetery Foley Cemetery Hammons Cemetery Haun Cemetery Helton Cemetery Knox Fork Cemetery Mayhew Cemetery Mayhew 2 Cemetery Miles Cemetery Miller Cemetery Mills 1 Cemetery Mills 2 Cemetery New Bethel Cemetery Old Lee Cemetery Parks-Helton Cemetery Richland Cemetery Shupe Cemetery Small Cemetery Spurlock Creek Cemetery Stinking Creek Cemetery Wm Terrell Cemetery Polly Warren Cemetery Warfield Cemetery Woolum -Davis Cemetery Hosted at Knox County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Bargo Cemetery Abe Bargo Cemetery Finley Bargo Cemetery Barton Cemetery Binghamtown Cemetery Black Cemetery Brittain Cemetery Broughton Cemetery Brown Cemetery Bruce Cemetery Brush Creek Cemetery Burch-Hembree Cemetery John Campbell Cemetery Mitchell Carnes Cemetery Clouse Cemetery Croley Cemetery Davis Cemetery Dowis Cemetery Dowis Chapel Cemetery Dozier Cemetery Elliott Cemetery – Mackey Bend Emanuel Cemetery James Farris Cemetery Faulkner Chapel Cemetery Flat Lick Cemetery Foley Cemetery Fore-Frost Cemetery Gray Cemetery Hammons-Carnes Cemetery Helton Cemetery Bertha Helton Cemetery Herndon Cemetery Hopper Cemetery Hutton Cemetery Jarvis Cemetery Johnson Cemetery Jones Cemetery Kitchen Cemetery Lee Cemetery Lee Rapier Cemetery Lynn Camp Cemetery Marion Cemetery Mayhew 2 Cemetery Mays Cemetery Middlefork Cemetery Miles Cemetery Miller Cemetery Mills Cemetery Joe Mills Cemetery Johnnie Mills Cemetery Julia Mills Cemetery Lige Mills Cemetery Mt Olivet Cemetery Old Flat Lick Cemetery Old Helton Cemetery Old Lee...

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Biography of Jeremiah De Spain

JEREMIAH DE SPAIN, – This veteran among the pioneers of Union and Umatilla counties illustrates in his career what one may accomplish on this coast. Coming here a poor man, he left at his death a competence valued at many thousand dollars. He was born in Knox county, Kentucky, in 1833, being the fifth child of Benjamin De Spain, whose family numbered six sons. In 1836 he removed with his parents to Warren county, Illinois, and there, on his father’s farm, acquired the habits of industry, and obtained what education was afforded in the frontier schoolhouses. In 1852, having attained his physical growth, he grew tired of the close work and small wages of his home country, and crossed the plains to Oregon. The journey was toilsome and perilous; but, despite Indians and cholera, and a thousand hardships, the Willamette valley was reached; and in Lane county our young pioneer found a home. He took up the livery business a few years, but, upon the outbreak of the great Salmon river mines excitement, began the hazardous work of packing thither. He avoided or escaped all the difficulties which wrecked the “prairie schooners” of the navigator of the plains and mountains, and in 1862 was able to locate to good advantage in the Grande Ronde valley. In 1866 he was united in marriage to Miss Nancy E. Howard, daughter of...

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