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Bourbon County Revolutionary War Soldiers

img_1264In Memory of the Patriots, Soldiers of the American Revolution who died Citizens of Bourbon County

One hundred and fifty-four names are on this plaque located on the side of the steps leading to the Bourbon County Courthouse.  What a remarkable number of brave men who fought for our freedom from England in the Revolutionary War.  I wonder if this a record number of patriots who moved to a Kentucky county and lived there their entire lives?

  • David Allen
  • John Allen
  • Philip Ament
  • Nicholas D. Amos
  • John Arbery
  • Nicholas Arnold
  • John Baird
  • Henry Banta
  • Elijah Barbey
  • Alexander Barnett
  • Elizemond Basye
  • Samuel Batterton
  • Walker Baylor
  • Archibald Beal
  • David Bowles
  • William B. Branham
  • John Brandon
  • John Breast
  • Alexander Breckenridge
  • Alexander Brown
  • James Brown
  • James Busby
  • Hugh Campbell
  • William Campbell
  • William Caldwell
  • John Champe
  • Robert Clark
  • John Clay
  • Samuel Clay
  • Isaac Clinkenbeard
  • Andrew Cochran
  • Thomas Conn
  • John Constant
  • William Cook
  • Lewis Corbin
  • Henry Crose
  • Samuel Curtright
  • James Davis
  • William Dawson
  • John Debruler
  • Daniel Delaney
  • Clementius Dowden
  • George Edwards
  • John Edwards
  • Moses Endicott
  • Henry Ewalt
  • Reuben Field
  • William Fisher
  • Hugh Forgey
  • Peter Forgueran
  • James Garrard
  • Nathaniel Gist
  • Jacob Ham
  • Nathaniel Harris
  • William Harris
  • Thomas Hayes
  • Joseph Hedges
  • Benjamin Hennis
  • David Hickman
  • Robert Hill
  • John Hinkson
  • Ezekiel Hopkins
  • Thomas Hutchcraft
  • Joseph Jackson
  • David Jameson
  • James Jones
  • Thomas Jones
  • William Jones
  • Isaac Kellar
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Benjamin Kendrick
  • Benoni Kendrick
  • Thomas Kennedy
  • James Kenney
  • Charles Lander
  • Henry Leer
  • Samuel Lockwood
  • George Loyl
  • Robert Luckie
  • Edmund Lyne
  • David Marshall
  • Thomas McClanahan
  • William McClelland
  • Daniel McClintock
  • John McCloud
  • Rev. Andrew McClure
  • James McClure
  • William McConnell
  • Daniel McDowell
  • John Miller, of PA
  • John Miller of S.C.
  • William Miller
  • Benjamin Mills
  • Joseph Mitchell
  • Edward Nelson
  • Jeremiah Nesbit
  • William Nesbit
  • Joseph Palmer
  • Acquilla Parker
  • Thomas Parker
  • John Parks
  • William Patton
  • Joseph Penn
  • Robert Porter
  • James Pritchett
  • Joseph Pugh
  • James Purviance
  • Nathaniel Raine
  • George Reading
  • Thomas Rodgers
  • Nathaniel Rogers
  • Archibald Ruddell
  • Isaac Ruddell
  • James Sandousky
  • Benjamin Schooler
  • John Shaw
  • Abner Shropshire
  • Thomas Smith
  • Weathers Smith
  • Hezekiah Speaks
  • Christian Spears
  • Jacob Spears
  • James Stark
  • William Steele
  • Joseph L. Stephens
  • John Stipp
  • Henry Talbert
  • John Talbot
  • John Terrill
  • Moses Thomas
  • William Thomas
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Thomas Thornton
  • George Trimble
  • John Varnon
  • Edward Waller
  • John Whittington
  • Henry Wiggington
  • Hubbard Williams
  • Robert Wilmott
  • Henry Wilson
  • James Wright
  • Thomas Wright
  • William Wright

These names must have been added later – they are in the upper left hand corner.

  • Samuel Brice
  • Isaac Darnell
  • James Duncan
  • James Hughes
  • James Hutchinson
  • John Luckie
  • Alexander Mitchell
  • John Moore
  • Robert Purdy
  • William Turner
  • Benjamin Whaley
  • John Whitledge


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  1. I think Samuel Lockwood did remain there until his death. His youngest son, Slyvester Lockwood, moved to the Republic of Texas and married the youngest daughter of the oldest Texian fighting in the Battle of the Alamo, Gordon Jennings. Slyvester and Katie Jennings Lockwood were my Great Great Grandparents and are buried in the Lockwood Cemetery in Manor, Texas. The land they are buried on was part of the bounty land the Republic of Texas gave to the family members of Gordon C. Jennings for having served Texas. Samuel Lockwood would be my Great Great Great Grandpa.
    Sheila Kimple

  2. From 1782-1783, Heinrich Lier (1720-c1802), later styled ‘Henry Leer,’ served as a Private in Capt. Anthony Salin (Selin/Selm)’s Company of Congress’ own troops under Col. Moses Hager.

    In McAdams’ 1929 ‘Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records’ (pp. 11-12), the above Henry Leer’s 2nd great-granddaughter, Corday Kenney (Leer) Buckley (1877-1963) transcribed an abstract from a 25 August 1802 court order … indicating Leer, who had died intestate, was at his death a “citizen of Bourbon County.”

    Leer, who emigrated to Frederick County, Maryland, enlisted in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was interred at the Old Dutch Graveyard, near the Hinton Home on Pleasant St. at Paris; his marker was later moved to Paris Cemetery. He built identical homes for four sons on his c1875 thousand-acre grant of Kentucky land “on the East side of Stoner Creek.” One was inhabited by my 2x great-grandfather, James Monroe Leer (1841-1894), to whom it had passed, from David Leer, Jr. (1803-1885), who had inherited it from Henry Leer’s son David Leer, Sr. (1769-1852). The Leer home on the Jackstown Pike is represented on D.G. Beers’ 1877 ‘Atlas of Bourbon County.’

  3. Isaac Clinkenbeard is my 5x great uncle! (My great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather is Isaac’s older brother John)

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