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The Allison Family of Muhlenberg County

The Record, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Thursday, October 19, 1911

The Allison Family

Some weeks ago, Young E. Allison, who is an associate editor of the Insurance Field, a trade journal of prominence, was in Greenville on a visit to relatives.  Mr. Allison is a son of Young E. Allison, Sr., who was born and reared in Muhlenberg County.

Samuel Allison, the father of Young E. Allison, Sr., was born in Ireland and came, with his parents to this country and located in North Carolina.  In after years he came to Tennessee and there married Margaret Dixon, and in 1801 they came to Muhlenberg County and located about four miles west of Greenville, near where the Friendship Church now stands.  At this place Samuel Allison and his wife lived, died and were buried.  Samuel Allison died in 1827, his wife in 1834.  To Samuel and Margaret Dixon Allison were born and reared five sons and one daughter.

Charles M., the oldest son, born 1796; died 1815.

William Dixon, the second son, born 1798; died 1860.

Young E., the third son, born 1801; died 1874.

John A., the fourth son, born 1803; died 1875.

Samuel H., the fifth son, born 1805; date of death unknown to writer.

Nancy R., born 1810; died 1864.

Samuel Allison, Sr., was said to be a man of rare wit and humor.  It is said that in the last years of his life he had a spell of sickness during which, at one time, he was thought to be dying.  His friends gathered around him and while some of there were bending down watching him, he made a sudden loud puff at them which at once dispelled their grief.

John A. Allison, a son of Samuel Allison, lived and died in Muhlenberg County.  He was married in 1825 to Fanny Watkins, who was born in 1803 and died in 1887.  She was a daughter of James Watkins, of English descent.  They settled about two and one-half miles west of Greenville, where they lived and died.

John A. Allison, born February 3, 1803, died April 2, 1875.  Old Liberty Cemetery, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

They were buried at the old Liberty Church burying ground.

Frances Allison, born October 20, 1803, died October 26, 1887.  Old Liberty Cemetery, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

To John A. and Fanny Watkins Allison were born and reared four sons and one daughter.

James W., the oldest son, was born in 1826 and died in 1870.  In 1849 he married Laura A. Martin, a daughter of Hutson Martin.  They remained in Muhlenberg County until 1855, when they moved to Missouri, where James Allison and several of his children died, after which his wife came back to Kentucky, where she now survives in Greenville at the age of eighty-five.  She brought back with her two children, a son, B. F. Allison, now residing in Oakland, California, a daughter, Annie, who afterwards married and in a short time died in 1890.

Finis M., the second son of John Allison, was born in 1829 and died in Greenville, Kentucky, in 1886.  When young he was made a deputy clerk under Charles F. Wing and served several years.  He also studied law.  In 1865 he came to Greenville and commenced the practice of law.  In 1867 he was elected to the State Senate, afterwards was appointed Tobacco Inspector and then appointed United States Commissioner, afterwards practiced law until his death.  He was married in 1849 to Julia A. Burks, a daughter of Foster James, of Butler County; she died during the year 1900; to them were born and reared six children, three sons and three daughters, Finis, John and James; Lucy, Alice and Naomi.  Finis became a doctor and preacher and died in the western part of the state.  John was a prominent lawyer and practiced law in Greenville, where he died in 1903.  James went to Chicago, where he died in 1898.  Lucy married Joseph Frazler and went to Texas.  Two daughters are now living in Greenville, Mrs. Alice Stokes and Mrs. Naomi Lovell.

Samuel H., the third son of John Allison, born 1832, left the state in early manhood and died in Wisconsin in 1855.

William, the fourth son of John Allison, born 1839, died at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1875.

Annie L., daughter of John Allison, born in 1835, married Britton Davis in 1859 and died in 1886.  To them were born five children, three of whom died in early life.  Two daughters survive in the county, Mrs. Belle Duvall and Mrs. Pearl Elkins.

John A. Allison was a good citizen, of moral habits, and a man of good sense and information.  He was of jovial temperament; it seemed to him great good to get a crowd of people around him and tell anecdotes and jokes.  He was full of wit and of quick discernment; he was a rather timid and bashful man.  We have heard him say that he always disliked to approach a crowd of people, that his hands seemed to be greatly in his way and he did not know what to do with them.

Samuel Allison, Sr., settled in a neighborhood with other pioneer settlers who raised families that grew up with the Allisons.  These families were that of Henry Black, Jerry Langley, Matthew Rice, Kennard Hay and Richard Reynolds, all of whom were good men.  The young men that grew up in the same neighborhood with the Allison boys were Wiley, Kincheon and Charles Hay; Henry, Felix and Nathan Black; John, Thomas and George Reynolds; William, Wesley and Sylvanus Langley; Reson, William and Claborne Rice; all these sons of pioneers became prominent men.  Out of the sixteen mentioned, ten became professional men.  There is no other neighborhood in the county that has produced a better set of men than were produced in the Sam Allison neighborhood.  The Black boys grew up and left the county.  Felix Black became a prominent Methodist preacher and located in Cincinnati.  Henry Black became a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher and located in Illinois.  Nathan became a lawyer of distinction and located in western Kentucky.  Wesley and Sylvanus Langley went south.  William remained in the county.  John Reynolds located at Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Thomas became a Methodist preacher and located in Louisiana.  George went to Illinois.  Wiley Hay remained in the county and became a prominent man.  Kincheon became a Baptist preacher and located in Illinois.  Charles became a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher and located in the western part of Kentucky.  Dixon, Young and Samuel Allison located in Henderson County, Kentucky, where Dixon became the Circuit clerk and Young the County Clerk, which offices they held for many years.  They all raised families, the history of whom we are not informed.

Reson Rice, who married Louise Black, remained in the county and settled near the old Black homestead.  He was a man of fine sense and information, but he had an awkward appearance and movement, and in a common way was not a glib talker.  Upon one occasion he had a lawsuit of some interest and acted as his own attorney in the case, having studied law some but had never practiced; as he assumed his case the judge and lawyers seemed to be amused as if they expected some fun, as Rice was a little slow in getting off.  But as the case proceeded Rice began to handle it with considerable skill, and when he made his speech he straightened up and with the fire of his unexpected eloquence astonished the whole outfit and won his case.  He was afterwards regarded as a man of ability.

In the conclusion of this article we shall add that all these sons of pioneers mentioned would gather at the old log school house in the neighborhood of Samuel Allison, where they learned their first lessons from Kennard Hay, a school teacher.  The school house was also used for religious worship, and was called Hickory Withe, and there they would carry on debating societies every year and by practice some of them became good speakers and in after years became distinguished as speakers.  These sons of the pioneer families of the Samuel Allison neighborhood have long since disappeared from the walks of life.

After the death of Samuel Allison and his wife, the old homestead passed into the hands of John Staples who reared a large family on it, where he built a horse mill which was run for years.  At this old horse mill John A. Allison, Reson Rice and John Staples would often meet and discuss history, religion and politics; they were all well posted in such matters.  After the Staples family had abandoned the Allison homestead it passed into different hands and is now owned by one William McWirter.

H. Oliver Willham Obituary

H. Oliver Willham, 1898-1943, U.S. Veteran 1918.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, June 4, 1943

H. Oliver Willham, age 44, died Saturday, May 2,1943, at 11:15 p.m. at the U. S. Veterans Hospital, Leestown Pike, Lexington, Ky. He had been in ill health four months before being taken to the hospital two months ago. He was the son of W. W. Willham and Nancy McFatridge Willham, and was born and reared in Washington County, Ky. Twenty years ago he moved to Harrodsburg and for the past eighteen years has been bookkeeper at the State Bank & Trust Co. He was also a director of the bank, a deacon in the United Presbyterian Church, member of the Pathfinders’ Bible class of that church and belonged to the Douglas Laws Post No. 52 of the American Legion. He was a fine citizen, popular with everyone.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Hiatt Willham, son Billy Willham and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Willham all of Harrodsburg. Two uncles, Isaac Willham, Cornishville; George B. Willham, Randelett, Okla.; six cousins, Miss Ruby Willham, Cornishville; Mrs. S. D. McCray, Lexington; Mrs. Charles T. Hopkins, Lexington; Mrs. E. C. Hollingshead, Sharon, Pa.; Oliver S. Willham, Stillwater, Okla.; and Mrs. Clyde McLaughlin, Clearwater, Kansas.

The funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, June 1, at 3 o’clock at the United Presbyterian church, conducted by his pastor, Dr. John W. Carpenter, assisted by Dr. G. Whitcomb Ellers of the Baptist church; the Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, Christian church, and the Rev. Clarence Krebs, Methodist church. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Active bearers were Joe Sandusky, I. C. James, John Devine, Charles A. Davis, J. Donald Edwards and Richard Corman.

Honorary bearers — V. B. Carter, Judge Charles A. Hardin, George W. Edwards, C. B. Sullivan, Sr., W. B. Keightley, W. H. Keightley, J. D. Baxter, Sr., Lawrence Walker, W. Glenn Keightley, Edwin Whitenack, Dr. R. H. Selleck, James Burton Ison, P. B. Smalley, Oran Stagg, H. C. Bohon, J. I. Peter, Glave Vivion, Ralph Davenport, J. W. Finnell, William Sims, David Walter, W. B. Morris, Garnett Dean, Gilbert Isham, J. K. Powell, Leon Morgan, Willard Gabhart, E. H. Helwig, W. B. Purdom, Clarence Tewmey, A. T. Woods, Nelson Marsee, Charles Matherly and R. L. Cull, J. E. Brown.

Missourian with Kentucky Ties – Marriage and Death

The Washington Herald, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, June 24, 1908

James W. Zevely Weds

Former Washingtonian Takes Miss Janie Clay as Bride

Mexico, Missouri, June 23 – Miss Janie Clay, the only daughter of Col. and Mrs. Green Clay, of Mexico, and James William Zevely, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, were married at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church here tonight.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Leslie M. Potter, of Kirkwood, Missouri, and was witnessed by about 200 guests, many of whom were from other states.

Miss Clay is a tall, slender blonde of pronounced beautify, a graduate of an Eastern college, and an expert horsewoman.

She is a member of an old Southern family, and her father, Col. Green Clay, has served in the Missouri senate on two different occasions.

Mr. Zevely was special agent of Indian Affairs for the Interior Department under ex-Gov. Francis, and was reappointed.  He also served as Missouri State Librarian.  He is now a practicing attorney of Muskogee.

Among the guests were Samuel G. Blythe, of Washington, and Louis Seibold, of The New York World.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Sunday, December 22, 1912

A great number of newspapers in Oklahoma and the adjoining states have been boosting Col. J. W. Zevely, of this city, for the position of Secretary of the Interior.  Col. Zevely is a Missourian, but is by marriage a Kentuckian, having married, some four years ago, Miss Clay, daughter of Green Clay, from Paris, Kentucky, and Mexico, and a niece of Ezekiel Clay, one of the best-known men in the Bluegrass.

Mrs. Zevely and the Colonel spend much of their time in Kentucky, and Mrs. Zevely never lets a summer go by without making a visit to her Kentucky relatives.  As Miss Janie Clay she was as well known as any of the Kentucky girls, and was always counted as one of the ‘fair daughters of Bourbon County.’

Besides having married a Kentucky, Col. Zevely has been for years the law partner of James M. Givens, born and reared in western Kentucky, and is perhaps closer to him, personally and politically, than any man living.

William Clay Zevely, January 29, 1911 – May 7, 1922.  ‘A perfect soul asleep.’  Paris Cemetery, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 8, 1922

Col. J. W. Zevely’s Son Dead

Funeral Tomorrow at Paris, Ky., Grandson of Senator Clay

William Clay Zevely, son of Col. J. W. Zevely, 2029 Connecticut Avenue, died yesterday at the Children’s Hospital, where he had undergone an operation for mastoiditis.  Col. And Mrs. Zevely will leave with the body at 4:35 this afternoon for Paris, Kentucky, where the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.  Interment will be at Runnymede, the old homestead near Paris of Mrs. Zevely’s father, the late Senator Green Clay, of Mexico, Missouri.

The Zevely’s are both natives of Missouri, but they have homes at Muskogee, Oklahoma, and in Washington.

James William Zevely, October 8, 1861 – June 10, 1927.  Paris Cemetery, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Sunday, June 12, 1927

Buried In Paris

Attorney to Harry F. Sinclair Dies at Home in East Hampton, L. I.

New York, June 11 – Funeral services for Col. James W. Zevely, 66 years old, will be held at Paris, Kentucky, it was learned today.  Colonel Zevely, personal attorney to Harry F. Sinclair, died at his home in East Hampton, Long Island, last night.  Burial will be beside the body of his son, Billy, 10, who died three years ago.  Mrs. Zevely, a daughter, Miss Jane Clay Zevely, and Earl W. Sinclair were at his bedside when Colonel Zevely died.  Mr. Sinclair arrived after his death.

The body is to be placed aboard Mr. Sinclair’s private car, Sinco, and is to leave for New York City tonight.  The car is to leave Now York tomorrow morning for Kentucky.  Mrs. Zevely and her daughter, Harry F. Sinclair and his brother are to accompany the body to Paris.

Born in Linn, Missouri, he received his education in the public schools, the Christian Brothers’ College in St. Louis and the University of Virginia.  Following his graduation from the Virginia University he was appointed Missouri State Librarian.  He began his activity in politics in 1888, when he was elected secretary of the Missouri Democratic Committee.

Colonel Zevely was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Muskogee, Oklahoma, from 1902 until 1917.  From Oklahoma he went to Washington, later coming to New York.

The Kentucky Advocate, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky

Wednesday, April 18, 1928

Left Good Estate

Associated Press

New York, April 17 – Col. James W. Zevely, attorney from 1917 for the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation and attorney for Harry F. Sinclair, who thought so much of the Colonel that he named the pride of his stables Zev, left

His entire estate when he died last June 10, to his wife and daughter.

Janie C. Zevely and Jane C. Zevely, who live at No. 1107 Fifth Avenue, share equally in the Zevely holdings, which may exceed $500,000, it was estimated yesterday.  Daniel F. Cohalan of No. 43 Cedar Street, attorney for Mrs. Zevely, was named executor in the will, drawn November 12, 1924, and filed for probate yesterday.

Col. Zevely entered the Teapot Dome spotlight when his ‘loan’ of $25,000 to Albert B. Fall, then Secretary of the Interior became public.  He died in his home at East Hampton, Long Island, and his body was transported in a special train under the guidance of his friend Sinclair to Paris, Kentucky, where burial took place beside the grave of a son, James W. Zevely.

Janie Clay Zevely, February 22, 1886 – October 16, 1976.  Paris Cemetery, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Mark McGohon Re-Interred In Memorial Acre In Harrodsburg

In 1930 the Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution laid off an acre of land next to the pioneer burying ground at Fort Harrod, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.  This plot of land was to be used to inter Revolutionary War soldiers whose graves were in neglected family graveyards.  Mark McGohon, his wife and daughter, were the first to be buried there, on June 15, 1930.  The next day, Memorial Acre was dedicated by the D. A. R.

Mark McGohon, Jr.

Revolutionary Soldier, Kentucky Pioneer, Christian Patriot

Born in Ireland, 1750.  Died in Kentucky, 1848.

First to be buried in Memorial Acre

When a lad he migrated to America and fought in the battles of Paoli, Bound Brook, Brandywine and Germantown.  Served under General George Rogers Clark and General Josiah Harmer, also in other campaigns against the Indians.

A defender of Fort Harrod in the westward sweep of civilization.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Friday, June 13, 1930

Dust of Fort Harrod Hero To Be Laid In Memorial Park

Mark McGohon’s Exploits During Revolution Are Recalled; Descendants to See Military Rites.

Harrodsburg, Ky., June 12. – The dust that once was Mark McGohon, immigrant from Scotland, and Revolutionary War soldier, who dwelt in Old Fort Harrod, has been removed from what once was the garden of his son-in-law, James McKittrick, at Mackville, on the line of Mercer and Washington Counties, to be buried again with military honors in the Pioneer Memorial State Park here.

The remains of Mark McGohon and his daughter, Nancy, who was born in the old fort, will be interred by the McGohon Clan with services at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the “Revolutionary Memorial Acre,” provided by the Kentucky Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, in the Pioneer Memorial State Park.

Dr. W. H. Wisehard, Indianapolis, great-grandson of Mark McGohon and chieftain of the McGohon clan, will preside at the services.  Mark McGohon will be the first Revolutionary War soldier to be buried in the Memorial Acre, set apart for that purpose, which will be dedicated Monday afternoon.  Part of the ceremonies will be the firing of military salutes by the Frankfort and Springfield Nation Guard companies under direction of Adjt. Gen. W. H. Jones.

Mark McGohon slept for eighty-two years in his son-in-law’s garden.  As a boy he came to America with his mother and two sisters to join his father, the elder Mark McGohon, at New York.  During the voyage the mother and one of the girls died and were buried at sea, and the ship docked at Philadelphia instead of at New York.

The boy, Mark, and his little sister, penniless waifs in a strange land, were befriended by a man who saw the little girl crying as she and her brother wandered the streets of Philadelphia.

During the Revolutionary War, Mark, still a small boy, followed some troops as they marched to camp and joined them.  One day he heard his name called at muster and the man who answered it proved to be his father.  While encamped in Western Pennsylvania, Mark was assigned to carry milk to the camp from a farm house.  The daughter of the family served him the milk from a farm house.

When the troops moved on Mark promised to return to the girl, Betsy Dunn, when the war ended.  Carrying his honorable discharge, which still is in the possession of his descendants, Mark went back after the war and married Betsy Dunn.  They came to Kentucky and took shelter in Old Fort Harrod.

While living in the fort, there was a period when the settlers had no bread.  Grain crops had been destroyed by the Indians, and the occupants of the fort used the cooked white meat of wild turkeys and dried buffalo meat for bread.

Hearing of these conditions at the fort, Betsy’s father sent a bag of flour by some settlers who came down the Ohio River to the Falls, now Louisville, and Mark rode horseback to that site, where he obtained the flour and carried it back to the fort.  He told his wife to cook enough of the flour so that every person in the fort could have a piece of bread.  The skillet oven in which the bread was baked is among the relics now in the McGohon cabin in the fort Harrod replica.

When the horses were grazing outside the fort, Indians stole all but three.  One was a white mare, ‘Nell,” which Betsy’s father had given to her as a wedding gift.  Mark and other settlers trailed the Indians and saw them in camp at what is now New Albany, Indiana.  Mark climbed high into a tree, calling to the mare, which swam the river, followed by the other horses.

Mark McGohon built his log cabin two miles northeast of Harrodsburg.  Here he lived to extreme old age, finally going with his spinster daughter to Mackville, where a married daughter lived.  There he died at the home of his son-in-law and was buried in a two-ply walnut coffin under six feet of earth.

Mark McGohon’s great-grandson, Joe Thompson, Mackville, supervised the removal of the remains to the Memorial Acre.

Elizabeth Dunn McCohon, Sacred to the Memory of the wife of Mark McGohon, Jr. 

Born in Pennsylvania, emigrated to Kentucky with her husband following the Revolutionary War.  Pioneer woman who heroically met the toil and danger of the frontier and nobly did her part in maintaining domestic life within Fort Harrod, when surrounded by peril and attack from the Indians.

Her efforts aided in establishing the Presbyterian Church at Harrodsburg.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Monday, June 16, 1930

Body of Revolutionary Hero Is Reburied In D.A.R. Cemetery

Mark McGohon Is First Soldier to Be Interred In Harrodsburg Memorial Acre

Harrodsburg, Ky., June 15 – The remains of Mark McGohon, Revolutionary soldier, were interred with a simple ceremony this afternoon in the Revolutionary Memorial Acre in the Pioneer Memorial State Park.  He is the first of the soldiers in that 1776 struggle to be taken from a neglected grave and placed in the keeping of the Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution, who will make their ‘acre’ one of the beauty spots of the Pioneer memorial State Park.  The flag-draped casket was carried by Legionnaires.

Beside the grave of Mark and his daughter, Nancy, born in old Fort Harrod, gathered members of the McGohon clan from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and several other states.  The Rev. J. W. Carpenter of the Presbyterian Church offered prayer.  ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ was sung by Garnett Dean, McKee Reed, B. G. Alderson and William Reed.  Dr. W. H. Wishard, Indianapolis,

Chieftan of the McGohon clan, reviewed the short and simple annals of Mark McGohon, heroic chiefly in that he fought honorably in every battle of life.  He paid tribute to the Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution for preparing a beautiful spot where those warriors for American Independence may be moved from oblivion.  ‘America the Beautiful,” by the quartet, and the benediction closed the service.

A military salute will be given Mark McGohon Monday afternoon when the Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution dedicate their Memorial Acre.  Troops A and I, State militia, under Adjt. Gen. W. H. Jones, will fire the volley.  This salute will be part of the ceremonies of the celebration of the 156th anniversary of the founding of Harrodsburg.

Mark McGohon, when a mere lad joined a Pennsylvania company during the Revolution.  After his honorable discharge, which is still in the possession of his descendants, he came with his bride, Betsy Dunn, to Fort Harrod.  He died October 8, 1848, and since that date has slept in a grave in the Homestead garden of his son-in-law, James McKittrick, at Mackville, on the Mercer-Washington County line.

The Revolutionary Memorial Acre adjoins the Pioneer Cemetery in the Pioneer Memorial State Park, the oldest cemetery in Kentucky where sleep the brave dwellers in old Fort Harrod, who founded the first permanent settlement in Kentucky.  The Kentucky State Park Commission has placed this section of the Pioneer Park in the keeping of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Kentucky.  Any Revolutionary soldier may be reburied there by his family.

Other Revolutionary soldiers whose graves have been located in Mercer County by the Jane McAfee Chapter D. A. R. of Harrodsburg are Maj. Thomas Allin Captain John Armstrong, Captain William Armstrong, John Bohon, Captain Abram Chapline, Henry Comingore, Sr., John Comingore, Thomas Graham, Dominie Rev. Thomas Kyle, John Lillard, Col. William Logan, Lieutenant James McAfee, George McAfee, Col. Thomas P. Moore, Gen. James Ray, Capt. Lewis Rose, Abraham Sharp, John Sharp, John Smock, Sr., Captain James Stagg, Cornelius Vannice, Gen. John P. Van Nuyce, Cornelius A. Vanarsdale, Cornelius O. VanArsdale, Edward Houchins, Tobias Wilhoite.  There are a number of other Revolutionary soldiers known to be buried in Mercer County, but their graves have not been located.

Hundreds of persons from throughout Kentucky and from other states are expected to visit Harrodsburg Monday for the annual Pioneer Memorial Day exercises at the park.

The programme will begin at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon with the dedication and the principal address will be made by Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart, president of the General National Division of the D. A. R., of Washington.  Mrs. James Darnell, director of State Parks, also will speak.

Nancy McGohon, daughter of Mark M. McGohon, Jr., and Elizabeth Dunn McGohon.

Born in Fort Harrod, buried in Memorial acre, 1930.

McGohon Family buried at Memorial Acre

Butcher Family Obituaries

John Butcher, 1855-1913.  Evergreen Cemetery, Campbell County, Kentucky.

The Butcher family of Campbell County has their roots in Germany.  John Butcher, born in Kentucky, October 31, 1855, was the son of John Butcher, born in Saxony, Germany, and Catherine Zollies, of Bavaria, Germany.  In the 1870 census of Campbell County, father John was a beer brewer, and the children, Anna, 20; John, 14; Mollie, 12; Nancy, 7; and Elizabeth 6, were all born in Kentucky.  I am not sure if the parents married in Germany, or after their arrival in the United States.

John Butcher and Mary Schneider were married November 15, 1877, in Campbell County.  Although her maiden name is listed as ‘Schmidt’ in the marriage record, it is listed as Schneider on her death certificate.

In the 1900 census for Campbell we have the son, John Butcher, 44, a saloon keeper, and Mary, 44, his wife, married 22 years, having had four children and three living.  Mamie, 21; Annie, 17; and Irene, 13, are the children listed.  The 1910 census said five children were born to the couple, 2 living at that date.

John Butcher, Jr., died January 26, 1913, of chronic rheumatism.

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Hamilton County, Ohio

Monday, January 27, 1913

John Butcher, 57, who for many years conducted a saloon at Taylor and Walnut Streets.  His father, John Butcher, Sr., was a prominent resident of Campbell County.  He conducted a dry goods store on York Street, and later established a brewery on the site of the present Wiedemann plant.  The late George Wiedemann afterwards formed a partnership with him.  A few years later Butcher withdrew from the firm and operated a brewery at Constance.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.  Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mary Butcher, 1856-1936.

Mary Schneider Butcher was born March 16, 1857, to George Schneider and Barbara Winterkorn.  She died October 19, 1936.

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Hamilton County, Ohio

Tuesday, October 20, 1936

Mrs. Mary Butcher, widow of John Butcher, 306 Walnut Street, Bellevue, died early yesterday of a heart attack.  She was 80 years old.  She was a charter member of the Loyalty Council No. 14, Daughters of America, and a member of the Ladies’ Fidelian Society, Trinity Lutheran Church.

Services will be conducted tomorrow at the residence.  Rev. C. Myron Danforth, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Kentucky.  A. C. Dobbling and Son, funeral directors, have charge.

Two daughters, Miss Anna B. Butcher and Mrs. Irene Braun, and one grandchild, Edrie Braun, survive her.

Anna B. Butcher, 1882-1970.

Anna Barbara Butcher was named for her maternal grandmother.  Anna never married, and after the death of her mother, lived in the family home.

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Hamilton County, Ohio

Wednesday, November 18, 1970

Miss Anna Butcher, 88, 306 Walnut St., Bellevue, died Sunday at the Newport Baptist Convalescent Center.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Irene Braun, Bellenue, and a niece, Mrs. Charles Drach, Ft. Thomas.  Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bellevue.  Visitation, at the church fro 10 a.m. until the hour of services.  Burial, in the Evergreen Cemetery.  The family requests that any memorials be made as contributions to the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mayme Butcher, oldest daughter to John and Mary, married Edward Braun, October 16, 1901.  She did not live past 1910, although I have no information about her death.

Two other children were born to John and Mary, and both died very young.

In loving memory of our Darling Lulu Edith Butcher, November 12, 1880 – August 30, 1881.

Lulu Edith would have been the second child born to John and Mary.  She was ten months old at her death.

In loving memory of our Darling Mildred Monica Vivian Butcher, January 6, 1901 – May 31, 1904.

Twenty-one years later another little girl was born.  She lived 3 and one-half years.  The death of these two little girls must have been very difficult for the family.  The large memorial that was placed in Evergreen Cemetery for them is evident of that love and sorrow.


A Trip Through Belmont Cemetery – Todd County

During our fall visit to western Kentucky we stopped at the small cemetery known as Belmont, in Todd County.  As you travel from Logan County to Todd on US79, just a couple of miles over the county line turn left onto Hwy102.  The cemetery is perhaps a mile up that road, on the left.

Susan W. Bailey, 1850-1921.

Wilson Page, born March 26, 1822, died October 21, 1883.  Susan Page, born November 24, 1825, died October 30,1897.

John S. Cunningham, March 8, 1848 – July 6, 1921.  Elizabeth, his wife, January 26, 1844 – July 12, 1919.

Patterson Allen and Sallie Ann Wims

Sallie Ann Wims, born in Todd County, Kentucky, November 29, 1817.  Wife of P. A. Wims.  (no death date).

Patterson Allen Wims, born in Albemarle County, Virginia, April 23, 1808, died in Todd County, Kentucky, June 13, 1879.

Obituaries for Albert Howard and Parents

Albert H. Howard, July 6, 1868 – February 8, 1915.  Rosa L. Howard, May 26, 1872 – December 9, 1962.  Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.

Albert Howard was the son of James Howard and Theresa ‘Thurzy’ Clem, born July 6, 1868, in Montgomery County.  James and Theresa married late in life, December 8, 1861, when he was 41 and she was 34 – a first marriage for each.

Albert’s gr-gr-grandfather, John Beale Howard, Sr., fought in the Revolutionary War.  His wife was Rebecca Boone.  Albert’s father, James Howard, followed in the family footsteps of service to his country by fighting in the Mexican War.

Albert married Rosa Lee Powers.  The couple had three children who lived to adulthood – Roy, Stella and Buford.  Rosa Powers Howard lived an additional 47 years before her death, at the age of 90, in 1962.  I could find no obituary for her.

The Mt. Sterling Advocate, Montgomery County, Kentucky

Tuesday, January 8, 1901

Howard – After an enfeeblement for some months caused by paralysis, Mr. James Howard died at his home near Spencer on Monday night, December 31, 1900.  He was 81 years and 11 months old and was the last of his generation.  His aged wife, feeble and almost blind, survives him, with her son Albert Howard.  The deceased was a highly respected and worthy citizen; the community loses a good citizen.  Burial service at Machpelah was conducted by B. W. Trimble.

The Mt. Sterling Advocate, Montgomery County, Kentucky

Wednesday, November 11, 1914

Mrs. Thyrza Howard Died Last Friday

Mrs. Thyrza Howard, aged 89 years, died at the home of her son, James [Albert] Howard, near Spencer Station, this county, last Friday of infirmities incident to old age.

Mrs. Howard was one of the best known women in the county and the news of her death will be heard with regret.  She was a woman of lovely christian character.  She was the widow of James Howard, a Mexican War veteran, who died several years ago.  Deceased was widely connected through this section of the state.  Burial took place Saturday in Machpelah Cemetery.

The Mt. Sterling Advocate, Montgomery County, Kentucky

Wednesday, February 10, 1915

Victim of Pneumonia

Prominent Farmer and Stockman of Spencer Neighborhood Died Monday Afternoon

Mr. Albert Howard, aged 47 years, died at his home near Spencer Station, in this county, Monday afternoon after a short illness of pneumonia.  Mr. Howard was one of the largest land owners in that section of the county and was a farmer and stockman on large scale.  He was a son of the late James and Thurzy Howard, and is widely connected throughout Montgomery and surrounding counties.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Mr. Howard was a kindhearted gentleman, a good neighbor and friend, and will be missed by his many friends.

Funeral services will be held this morning at eleven o’clock at the grave in Machpelah Cemetery, conducted by Rev. B. W. Trimble.

We join the friends of the family in extending sympathy.