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Zach T. Heady Biography

from Biographical Sketches of Kentucky by Perrin, 1887

LaRue County, Kentucky

Zach T. Heady was born March 22, 1822, in Nelson County, Kentucky, and is the thirteenth child of Thomas and Susan (Cotton) Heady, of whose sixteen children, ten sons and four daughters, lived to be grown. His father was born in Virginia and came to Bourbon County, Kentucky, with his parents when a lad of six years. After the fort was built at Bloomfield, Nelson County, he moved to that county, where he remained during his life. In his early days he engaged in flat-boating and trading, and once made a canoe out of a poplar tree, in which he floated 100 barrels of whiskey to New Orleans. He became one of the most prominent and substantial farmers and slave holders in Nelson County. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 under Captain McClasky, was at the Battle of Tippecanoe, and was with Harrison’s army as far as Canada. He died in May, 1852, aged seventy-two years. His father, James Heady, came from England, and was one of the patriots in the war in independence from Virginia. Mrs. Susan Heady was born in Nelson County, and was the twenty-second child of John Cotton, who had married his second wife. He was one of the pioneers of Nelson County, was an extensive farmer and slave holder of Nelson County, and of Scotch descent. Z. T. Heady was reared on a farm, received a liberal education, and after maturity attended Russellville Seminary nearly two years, after which he lived out for one year, getting for the first month $4. In April, 1847, he was married to Eliza Ann Mattingly, of Nelson County, a daughter of Thomas and Jemima (Hunter) Mattingly. Thomas Mattingly immigrated with his parents at an early day from Maryland, and settled in Nelson County, Kentucky. His wife was born in Nelson County, and was a daughter of Alex Hunter. Mr. and Mrs. Heady had born to them five children to bless their union, but reared only three: Thomas M., John E., and William Alex. Mrs. Heady died in July, 1860, a member of the Roman Catholic Church. December 17, 1862, Mr. Heady married Mary E. Mattingly, a niece of his first wife, and a daughter of Alex and Frances (Stewart) Mattingly. Seven children blessed this union: Susan F., Jeppy G., Charles M., Mary E., Nancy, Zach T., and Anna C. After his first marriage Mr. Heady settled in Nelson County, but in March, 1852, came where he now resides, on the banks of the Nolin, five miles west of Hodgensville. He first located on 222 acres of land, mostly in timber, but he has since added until he now owns 400 acres, 250 of which he has improved. He was Master of the Grange, when in existence; in politics he has always been a consistent Democrat, and cast his first presidential vote for Van Buren, and in 1875 was sent to the Legislature.

Margaret Crutcher Obituary

IMG_5422William H. Crutcher, August 27, 1817 – July 10, 1892.  Margaret J. Crutcher, January 27, 1826 – October 6, 1905.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, October 12, 1905

The remains of Mrs. Margaret Crutcher were brought here from Lexington, Sunday and after funeral services by Dr. Vaughn at the Methodist Church, were interred in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Crutcher was 80 years of age, and the widow of the late William H. Crutcher, who formerly lived in Shaker Bend. She was a most lovable Christian woman. After his death she made her home with relatives in Lexington. Both Mr. and Mrs. Crutcher were ardent Methodists, and the former, at his death, left a handsome legacy to Foreign Missions of the Methodist Church.

John Crepps Wickliffe Biography

from Biographical Sketches of Kentucky by Perrin – 1887

Nelson County, Kentucky

Honorable John Crepps Wickliffe, United States Attorney for the district of Kentucky, was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, about one mile from Bardstown, July 11, 1830, and is a son of Charles A. and Margaret (Crepps) Wickliffe. The latter was the only daughter of Christian Crepps, who was killed in the terrible boat fight with the Indians, on Salt River, in 1788. Of the Wickliffe family it is unnecessary to speak here, as they are so frequently mentioned in the body of this work. Judge Wickliffe, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the schools of Bardstown, and at Centre College. After completing his education he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1853, and has held many important public positions. In 1857 he was elected to the Legislature, and in 1859 was secretary of the Senate. He left Bardstown in 1861, with a company of the State Guard, and finally joined the Ninth Kentucky (Confederate) Infantry, as captain of Company B. He was promoted to major, and afterwards to lieutenant-colonel of the regiment, and was in the campaigns through Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, laying down his sword in the final surrender. He fought gallantly at Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, and at other places, frequently in full command of the regiment. Twice elected, he served as judge of the Bardstown Circuit from 1871 to 1880. In 1885 he was appointed United States District Attorney for Kentucky by President Cleveland, which position he now fills. Judge Wickliffe inherits the talents and force of character of one of the most noted and intellectual families of Kentucky. He was married, in 1853, to Miss Eleanor Curd, of Lexington, Kentucky.

Marriages – Nelson County, Kentucky

Marriages – Nelson County, Kentucky

  • James Eaglen married Sarah Vametre – June 11, 1793
  • John Eastwood married Catherine Osborn – December 7, 1789
  • Arthur Eberman married Anne Vanwinkle – September 17, 1796
  • John Edmondson married Sally Abell – July 26, 1787
  • Thomas Edwards married Dama Holsclaw – January 16, 1800
  • William Edwards married Sarah Keith – July 20, 1799
  • James Elder married Polly Richards – February 13, 1792
  • Samuel Eldridge married Priscilla Carr – November 10, 1790
  • Richard Elliott married Mrs. Nancy Sparrow – May 28, 1800
  • Samuel Elliott married Polly Knighton – February 24, 1799
  • Thomas Elliott married Hannah Clarke – August 20, 1785
  • William Elliott married Prudence Cliffton – December 1, 1795
  • Joshua Embree married Betsey Edmondson – January 21, 1790
  • Isaac Emlay married Dolly Lyttle – January 18, 1800
  • David Enlow married Abigail Devore – April 29. 1790
  • Henry Enlow married Elizabeth Hibbs – November 14, 1799
  • Isom Enlow married Mrs. Mary LaRue – July 5, 1792
  • Joseph Enlow married Nelly Bogart – January 22, 1790
  • Caleb Evans married Elizabeth Wiggins – June 14, 1789
  • David Evans married Alice Anderson – May 25, 1787
  • David Evans married Esther Bell – October 10, 1799
  • Gilbert Evans married Rebecca McDonald – July 11, 1790
  • Joh Evans married Mrs. Mary Downey – July 2, 1789
  • Charles Ewing married Sarah Wickliffe – February 7, 1786
  • Henry Faith married Elizabeth Pike – October 2, 1798
  • John Faith married Elizabeth Peake – February 3, 1795
  • John Faith married Nancy Rodgers – March 18, 1794
  • Andrew Farely married Letis Hart – August 2, 1791
  • George Featherkile married Mary Bayley – July 30, 1799
  • Reuben Fenley married Elizabeth King – April 26, 1792
  • Samuel Ferguson married Elizabeth Blue – August 12, 1788
  • James Ferry married Elizabeth Harrel – March 18, 1793
  • James Fields married Eleanor Goldsberry – January 23, 1799
  • Reuben Fields married Nancy Fields – October 28, 1797
  • Walter Finch married Polly Wiseman – March 4, 1793
  • John Fipps married Jane Williams – February 26, 1795
  • John Floyd married Elizabeth Jeffries – November 17, 1789
  • Nathaniel Floyd married Lucy Wortham – March 13, 1788
  • John Foley married Sally Williams – December 25, 1791
  • James Fontaine married Debby Hobbs – March 31, 1799
  • Francis Forbus married Nancy Thompson – December 27, 1790

William E. Keller Obituary

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWilliam E. Keller, February 12, 1840 – December 4, 1898.  Sue B. Keller, February 19, 1852 – March 27, 1936.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County Kentucky

Wednesday, December 7, 1898

Death of Rev. Wm. Keller

Rev. William E. Keller, pastor of the Parkland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, died of organic heart disease, Sunday, 4 o’clock p.m. He was born, reared and educated in Harrodsburg and is well known to our people. He was a son of Jacob and Louise Cardwell Keller and 58 years old at the time of his death. He read law with Judge Poston and was admitted to the bar at the time of the breaking out of the Civil War. He was among the very first to enlist in the cause of the South and went to Virginia where he joined the Confederate Army. In 1862, he became a member of Company E., first regiment of General John Hunt Morgan’s command, and continued a faithful and gallant soldier during the war. He returned home, resumed the practice of his profession and was married to Miss Cynthia P. Grimes, a daughter of Mr. Haldon Grimes, deceased, and Mrs. Ann Grimes, now of this place. He was elected county judge of this county and served one term of four years. His wife died, leaving one son, William. He abandoned the law and studied divinity. His first charge was over the Presbyterian Church at Bloomfield, where he established the reputation of a fervid and eloquent preacher. Later, he was called to Mt. Sterling, Bardstown and Meridian, Mississippi. His second wife was Miss Susan Harris, daughter of Nimrod and Elizabeth Harris, both deceased, of this place. Six children blessed this union, the eldest of these, Price, was accidentally drowned, a few years since, near Meridian, Mississippi. His faithful and devoted wife survives him. He leaves an only brother, Mr. George C. Keller, of this place. The remains were brought here, yesterday, on the 10:45 L.S. train and were conveyed immediately to Spring Hill Cemetery where interment took place after brief services at the grave by Rev. J. G. Hunter, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.

Marriages from The Schuyler Citizen

My husband’s Ritchey family is from Schuyler County, Illinois – always an interest to us, and some of you could have family there also!

Marriages from The Schuyler Citizen

Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois

Married – Armstrong-Bell – on the 3rd institute, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. W. D. Lemon, Robert Armstrong and Martha Bell, all of this county. The Schuyler Citizen, October 8, 1862

Married – Warren-Speed – in this place on the 8th institute, by the Rev. J. L. Jones, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Augustus Warren and Miss Mary Speed. The Schuyler Citizen, October 15, 1862

Married – Seeley-Wells – on the 12th institute, in this place, by the Rev. W. D. Lemon, at the residence of Mr. Seeley, Mr. John Jay Seeley and Miss Mollie Wells. The Schuyler Citizen, October 15, 1862

Married – Brown-Wheelhouse – in this place on the 9th institute, by the Rev. William Brown, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. John C. Brown and Miss Isabelle Wheelhouse. The Schuyler Citizen, October 15, 1862

Married – Hill-Reed – on the 13th institute, by Rev. J. L. Jones, Mr. Allen F. Hill and Miss Charlotte Reed of this place. The newly made pair go to Farmington, Fulton County, where Mr. Hill carried on a barbershop. The parties are colored. The Schuyler Citizen, October 15, 1862

Married – Frisbie-Hollister – on the 11th institute, at the Campbell House in Rushville, by Hon. J. L. Anderson, County Judge, Agur G. Frisbie, Esq., of Fulton County, to Miss Eliza J. Hollister, of Schuyler County. The Schuyler Citizen, November 19, 1862

Married – Strong-Goodrich – on the 10th institute, by Rev. J. C. Baker, at the residence of the bride’s father in Pleasantview, Mr. Thomas S. Strong and Miss Sarah C. Goodrich. The Schuyler Citizen, December 17, 1862

Married – Smith-Ellis – in Gold Hill, Nevada Territory, November 6th, 1862, by the Rev. C. V. Anthony, Mr. Thomas J. Smith, of Virginia City, and Miss Susan B. Ellis, of Gold Hill, both formerly of Rushville, Illinois. Much joy to our young friends. The Schuyler Citizen, December 17, 1862

Married – Harris-Randall – On the 17th December, at the residence of the bride’s brother (William Randall) in Warsaw, Hancock County, by Rev. J. Larimore, Mr. J. W. Harris and Miss Hattie E. Randall, on her 23rd birthday. Miss Randall is the daughter of Mr. Jonathan G. Randall, deceased, of this place. With the above notice came the acceptable dollar, wherefore we agree she has found a genuine husband. Our congratulations to the wedded ones, and may great happiness be theirs. The Schuyler Citizen, December 31, 1862

Married – Young-Harrison – On the 1st institute, in the Presbyterian church in this place by the Rev. J. L. Jones, Mr. Robert J. Young, ex-lieutenant of Company B, 7th Missouri Cavalry, and Miss Mary A. Harrison. The Schuyler Citizen, January 7, 1863

Kentucky Vital Statistics – Births – 1911-1915

Kentucky Vital Statistics – Births – 1911-1915

  • Margarie Pritchet, Hopkins County, November 23, 1914, Vol. 114, #56793, mother, Venie Winstead
  • Sallie Pritchet, Graves County, August 13, 1914, Vol. 79, #39323, mother, Annie Hayden
  • Agnes Corinne Pritchett, Hopkins County, February 15, 1913, Vol. 17, #8150, mother, Jessie Powell
  • Bert Young Pritchett, Muhlenberg County, May 2, 1912, Vol. 64, #25300, mother, Maggie Pritchett
  • Infant of Ernest Pritchett, Hopkins County, February 15, 1913, Vol. 17, #8150, mother, Jessie Powell
  • Ernest Franklin Pritchett, Hopkins County, March 8, 1914, Vol. 28, #13650, mother, Jessie May Powell
  • Eunice Marie Pritchett, Logan County, December 4, 1911, Vol. 153, #61139, mother, Mollie Bell Baugh
  • Ewell Ethau Pritchett, Calloway County, September 12, 1913, Vol. 101, #50296, mother, Minnie Hunt
  • Harold Lee Pritchett, Hopkins County, March 5, 1913, Vol. 29, #14077, mother, Nettie Ruth Critser
  • Hazel Dean Pritchett, Henderson County, February 3, 1915, Vol. 16, #7529, mother, Celia Dell Hart
  • Ida B. Pritchett, Lyon County, November 28, 1915, Vol. 118, #58891, mother, Margery Pritchett
  • Ira May Pritchett, Muhlenberg County, November 19, 1915, Vol. 125, #62345, mother, Myrtle Reynolds
  • Jethro Pritchett, Muhlenberg County, October 25, 1912, Vol. 133, #52871, mother, B. Myrtle Reynolds
  • Joe Nell Pritchett, Hopkins County, November 14, 1915, Vol. 116, #57924, mother, Jessie Powell
  • John Ford Pritchett, Union County, November 28, 1913, Vol. 121, #60176, mother, Kate Pritchett
  • Josephine Davis Pritchett, Webster County, April 16, 1911, Vol. 52, #20684, mother, Florence Walker
  • Infant of Leland Pritchett, Muhlenberg County, February 4, 1912, Vol. 23, #9047, mother, Della Baker
  • Leontine S. Pritchett, Hopkins County, November 8, 1913, Vol. 117, E58215-A, mother, Annie W. Crews
  • Mary Virginia Qualls, Webster County, September 20, 1912, Vol. 121, #48195, mother, Mamie Crowley
  • Massy Cundas Qualls, Carter County, October 13, 1912, Vol. 126, #50213, mother, Roxie Dell Brown
  • Maurine Qualls, Christian County, March 28, 1913, Vol. 67, #33449, mother, Lilly Retter
  • Minnie Thomas Qualls, Christian County, November 28, 1914, Vol. 119, #59284, mother, Hettie Ware
  • Myrtle May Qualls, Crittenden County, March 19, 1911, Vol. 29, #11424, mother, Cora Alice Blake
  • Raymond Qualls, Marshall County, April 3, 1911, Vol. 49, #19489, mother, Maude Lee Peck