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Newspaper Clippings – Mercer County, Kentucky

From Mercer County, Kentucky

Miscellaneous information from newspaper clippings in scrapbooks

Henry C. Bohon of Harrodsburg and Miss Sallie Knight of Nicholasville were married September 1869.

James R. Elgin and Miss N. Bishop, both of Mercer County, were married October 1, 1869.

W. L. Linley of Springfield, Missouri, and Miss Fanny May, daughter of Captain Charles May of Boyle County, were married October 5, 1869.

Colonel Richard Huff, age 88, died at his residence in Mercer County, September 6, 1869.  He was a native of Virginia and came to Mercer County in 1786.  His father fought for Independence in 1776 and Richard fought in the War of 1812.

The Golden Wedding Anniversary of William Hutchison and Margaret Bland was celebrated at their residence in Mercer County on October 24, 1869.  Those present included his brothers Elijah and Thomas, and the couple’s children:  John, Thomas and Joseph Hutchison and Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Kirkland and Mrs. Huff.

E. K. Shewmaker and Mattie P. Terhune of Mercer County were married October 21, 1869.

Eugene A. Terhune and Anna S. Vanarsdall were married October 21, 1869.

William Richards and Mary Norvell of Mercer County were married October 26, 1869.

Richard M. Cox and Martha Cox were married at the residence of Henry Nield October 27, 1869.

James H. Lowery, of Missouri, married Lizzie Matheny, of Harrodsburg, October 27, 1869.

Squire Bunton is nearly 75 years old.  (The Kentucky People, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, October 29, 1869).

Harrison Dunn, an old citizen of Mercer County, moved with his family to Franklin, Indiana, last week.  (October 17, 1873)

Marriage licenses granted to Jerome B. Griffin, July 11, 1877, and on July 26, 1877, to Henry H. Shearin, Georgie A. Gibson and Theodore D. Lont to Isabella Rice.

Mr. Pius Sea died in Washington County, age 23, July 13, 1877.

Marriage license issued to E. Lambert and Mary Brown August 9, 1877.

Mrs. Mary E. Handy died August 6, 1877, interred in family burial ground.

Dr. Beriah Magoffin was born 24th of July 1800 in city of Newry, Ireland.  He died August 5, 1877, Mercer County, Kentucky.

John Smock and Sallie Coghill married at residence of David Walters June 18, 1879.

John C. Burrus and Susie F. Munday were married June 14, 1879.

S. R. Hampton of Jessamine County and Lillie Terhune of Mercer County were married June 17, 1879.

William Douglas and Alice Johnson were married January 26, 1881.

Dr. Marcus Sutherland and Miss Jimmie Terhune were married January 27, 1881.

Mr. Solon P. Eastland and Miss Lou Clelland, daughter of W. E. Clelland, were married January 26, 1881.

John W. Powell of McAfee and Mrs. Maggie McGrorty of Harrodsburg were married January 25, 1881.

John Van Anglin, an old citizen of Harrodsburg, died March 31, 1881.

Dr. Joseph Addison Thompson, born Harrodsburg July 4, 1805, married Miss Amanda Singleton of Mississippi, died Harrodsburg, April 2, 1881.  She died about 3 years previous, leaving him a childless widower.

Mrs. Barthena Rose, wife of Charles Rose, died in Danville, Indiana, April 19th 1881, in her 76th year.  She was born and married in Mercer County, Kentucky, and lived here for several years.  She leaves a husband of more than 50 years, also four children.

Mrs. Pollie K. Morgan, age 72, of Covington, Kentucky, died May 7th, 1881.  Her sons have been residents of Mercer County, Kentucky, for the past four years.

William Green and Emma McAndrews of Burgin married May 18, 1881.

Dr. J. J. Polk of Perryville, age 79, died May 1881.

J. M. Starks, of Mercer County, died May 25th 1881.  His remains will be taken to Lexington for burial.

Major William Daviess, born June 17th 1811, died at his home, Hayfields, in Mercer County, July 29, 1881.  He married Mariah Thompson, second daughter of John B. Thompson, and she survives him.

Miss Anna E. Rupley died at Perryville, Kentucky, July 26, 1881.  Interred at Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

Mrs. Lucy Bronaugh, age 43, died July 18, 1881.

Charles Edwin Williams, physician and surgeon, was born July 1st 1800, in Montgomery County, Kentucky, son of Raleigh Williams, early pioneer of Kentucky, and of the stock of Roger Williams, according to family tradition.  His mother was a Lutrelle, of a French Huguenot family.  He married Arabella Dodge of Winchester, who died January 1832, leaving three children:  John Augustus of Daughters College, Mary Dorcas, wife of Regent Bowman, and Arabella, the wife of Robert Hawes Buckner of Missouri.  In 1834, he married Louan Bush Morrow, daughter of Colonel Robert Morrow, of Bath County.  One child of this marriage, Charles E. Williams, Jr., is living.  Dr. Charles E. Williams, Sr., died at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, August 9, 1881.

Lula West, age one month, daughter of Millie and George R. West, died August 13, 1881.

Miss Bettie Lowe, age 21, died August 18th 1881.  Funeral and interment at her grandfather’s, Mr. W. B. Vivion.

Mrs. Judith Smith, age 82, died at Dr. Stevenson’s August 13, 1881.  Interment at Danville, Kentucky.

Mrs. Joe Anna Head, wife of R. f. Head, died August 17, 1881.

T. Rowan Bridges, age 58, a native of Harrodsburg and son of the late Honorable John L. Bridges, died in Bolivar County, Mississippi, at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. A. Peake.

William A. Shy of Mercer County, and Mary M. Gentry of Lincoln County, were married September 7th 1881.

Mrs. Sarah A. Daniel, wife of W. H. Daniel, and eldest daughter of the late Abram Smith of Mercer County, died at her home in Columbia, Missouri, on September 2nd 1881.

Mrs. Evaline Davis Lung died in Mercer County, September 5th 1881.

Mrs. Benjamin Smith, born in Madison County, Virginia, October 22, 1799, died August 14, 1881, at the home of Dr. A. T. Stephenson.  At age 15 she was married to Mr. Page of Virginia, by whom she has one son, Dr. J. C. Page of St. Louis.  She was left a young widow and then married Benjamin Smith, of Shenandoah County, Virginia, who is now 90 years old, and to whom she was married 56 years.  The Smith’s children:  Mrs. P. T. Gentry, dec’d, F. M. Smith of Lexington, and Dr. Stephenson.

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