|Washington Cty., KY||Elijah Adcock married Jemima Clark||06 Aug 1833|
|Logan County, KY||G. C. Adcock married Martha Jane Still||05 Feb 1840|
|Logan County, KY||J. A. Adcock married M. J. C. Brooks||11 Jun 1856|
|Logan County, KY||Joseph S. Adcock married Mary Clayton||25 Aug 1857|
|Washington Cty., KY||Thomas Adcock married Ann Hall||14 Jul 1836|
|Clark Cty., KY||Anderson Addison married Lucy Smith||25 Mar 1818|
|Logan County, KY||J. B. Addison married Amanda Cooper||?? Jun 1851|
|Logan County, KY||Jonathan Addison married Elizabeth Grigsley||24 Sep 1827|
|Logan County, KY||Martin Addison married Frances Grigsley||23 Mar 1827|
|Logan County, KY||Richard Addison married M. E. Adams||10 Feb 1859|
|Logan County, KY||Shelton Addison married Caty Civils||06 Feb 1837|
|Logan County, KY||William I. Addison married Amanda Sharp||02 Jul 1835|
|Logan County, KY||Cornelius Adkins married Sarah Johnston||20 May 1805|
|Hancock Cty., KY||David M. Adkins married Nancy Standiford||30 Oct 1836|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Hineh Adkins married Sally Ricket||05 Sep 1797|
|Marion Cty., KY||James L. Adkins, widower, married Mary Louise Jackson||11 Aug 1948|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||John Adkins married Elizabeth Stokewell||21 Mar 1789|
|Logan County, KY||L. J. Adkins married Hester E. Poor||10 Sep 1850|
|Clark Cty., KY||Moses Adkins married Polly Wilson||14 Jan 1812|
|Washington Cty., KY||Comadore Adkinson married Mary E. Shirley||11 Apr 1876|
|Washington Cty., KY||Cornelius Adkinson married Mary Hendrin||01 Oct 1872|
|Washington Cty., KY||Jeremiah Adkinson married Letty Emily Lay||31 Dec 1863|
|Mercer Cty., KY||John Adkinson married Betsy Silvey||17 Mar 1810|
|Washington Cty., KY||Thomas C. Adkinson married Elizabeth Barbour||25 Dec 1839|
|Mercer Cty., KY||thomas Agains married Jenny Curry||04 Jun 1804|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||Thomas Agg married Mary Button||02 Apr 1798|
|Pendleton Cty., KY||John Agnew married Mary Cummins||18 Jul 1822|
|Logan County, KY||Hermon Ahranbarg married Mary A. Hutchings||07 Aug 1854|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||Moses Aiken married Isabella Johnson||12 May 1797|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||Adam Ailkire married Margaret Hornbeck||21 Oct 1788|
|Logan County, KY||P. F. Aingel married Caroline Rose||22 Mar 1838|
|Logan County, KY||George P. Aingell married Eliza Gorham||14 Nov 1847|
|Logan County, KY||J. R. Aingell married M. F. Lyne||23 Jan 1863|
|Logan County, KY||Jeremiah Aingell married Phoebe Luckett||07 Oct 1819|
|Logan County, KY||John Aingell married Josephina Edgar||30 Jan 1838|
|Logan County, KY||William Aingell married Ann Beall||10 Mar 1818|
|Logan County, KY||William Aingell married Nancy Furbush||03 Apr 1811|
|Logan County, KY||P. F. Aingle married Ann McCarley||03 Jan 1856|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||George Airlewine married Mary Snapp||13 Feb 1787|
|Marion Cty., KY||Jerry Dean Akers married Mary Ella Glasscock||27 Jun 1971|
|Logan County, KY||John Akes married Catherine Rutherford||21 Feb 1827|
|Garrard Cty., KY||Garland Akin married Nancy Ratton||15 Sep 1800|
|Woodford Cty., KY||Larkin N. Akin married Sallie Harrison||23 Apr 1817|
|Logan County, KY||T. J. Akin married M. E. Campbell||14 Jan 1861|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Daniel Akins married Sarah Day||12 Aug 1805|
|Mercer Cty., KY||Joseph Akins married Martha Eastland||21 Feb 1801|
|Marion Cty., KY||Woodson L. Akins married Mary Sanders||10 Apr 1945|
|Clark Cty., KY||William Alkinson married Betsy Williams||10 Sep 1830|
|Estill Cty., KY||Eli Albam married Louisa Primble||07 Sep 1843|
|Washington Cty., KY||Silas P. Albert married Anna M. Hall||1868|
|Marion Cty., KY||Bernie Albertson married Helen E. Gribbins||14 Mar 1947|
|Marion Cty., KY||Clyde L. Albertson married Lena M. Gribbins||05 Jan 1948|
|Marion Cty., KY||Eddie Albertson married Emma Mason||05 Oct 1911|
|Marion Cty., KY||James W. Albertson married Minnie Mullins||07 Feb 1923|
|Marion Cty., KY||Paul Ewing Albertson married Myrtle Cox||26 Dec 1959|
|Marion Cty., KY||Terry Wayne Albertson married Terry Kaye Hardin||29 Jan 1972|
|Logan County, KY||Allen Alcock married Sarah R. Hambright||22 Oct 1814|
|Woodford Cty., KY||Henry Alcorn married Frances Payne||01 May 1821|
|Estill Cty., KY||James Alcorn married Nancy Tudor||27 Jun 1833|
|Bourbon Cty., KY||John Alcorn married Rachel Eubanks||24 Apr 1799|
|Estill Cty., KY||Madison Alcorn married Sarah L. Sharp||26 Jul 1849|
|Garrard Cty., KY||Thomas Alcorn married Caty Montgomery||08 Jul 1799|
|Logan County, KY||Benjamin Alderson married Mary Ann McCarty||21 Nov 1848|
|Logan County, KY||James Alderson married Emily Hall||30 Dec 1833|
Robert McBride’s first wife, Elizabeth, died at the age of 40. He married again after her death.
I, James Berry, of Lincoln County and state of Virginia, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, do make and dispose this my last will and testament. First, I recommend my body to the Earth to be buried in decent order, and my spirit I recommend to God that gave it, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and touching such worldly estate
wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and devise in manor following, first of all I give to my daughter Elizabeth, two hundred acres of land being the half of a four hundred acre tract I have lying on Gilbert’s Creek, the other two hundred acres I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Christina, during her life and if no other heirs at her death belonging to James Berry, my daughter Elizabeth is to possess the whole four hundred acres. My roan horse I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Christina, one third part of all my other movable state, excepting my sorrel horse, saddle and bridle, and that I give and bequeath to my step-son John Wilson. And I appoint my beloved wife Christina Berry and Ebenezer Miller and John Smith, withall, executors of this my last will and testament, confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In witness I have set my hand and seal this 10th of March 1781.
James Berry, Christina Berry, Ebenezer Miller, John Smith
Teste. John Kearnel, Samuel Dennie, Thomas Dinton
At a Court held for Lincoln County the 16th January 1782
This instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as the last will and testament of James Berry, deceased, and proved by the oaths of Samuel Dennie and Thomas Dinton and ordered to be recorded.
Teste. William May, Clerk, Lincoln County
Will Book 1, pages 9-10
The Bourbon News, Paris, Kentucky
Friday, June 17, 1904
Dr. Wash Fithian, the oldest and most beloved physician of Paris, died at his home on Pleasant Street, Wednesday afternoon, at 5:25, after three weeks of illness. His death is mourned by the entire community, for he was loved, honored and respected by all. It can truly be said that his death ended a useful life and the world has been made better that he lived in it, for he leaves a character for us to emulate.
There are sad hearts in many homes in Paris and Bourbon County, where this faithful and loving physician has. For over a half century, administered in the tenderest way to relieve pain. Surely the horrors of death should vanish when such a man as Dr. Wash Fithian is called to his eternal home. It is not death but a peaceful, restful sleep.
Dr. Washington Fithian was born in Salem County, New Jersey, January 8th, 1825, which made him 79 years old last January. His parents were Dr. Joel and Sarah Dick (Sinickson) Fithian. His father was a native of New Jersey, and moved to Oxford, Ohio, in 1831, and followed his profession through life. Dr. Wash Fithian graduated at Miami University, at Oxford, in 1845. In that year, he began the study of medicine and prepare for his profession under his father. He attended lectures regularly and graduated in the Ohio College of Medicine, at Cincinnati, in 1848. In the same year, he located at North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky, and entered upon the practice of his profession, remaining there for fifteen years. In 1864 he moved to Paris, where he has since resided, after a short stay in preceding year at Shelbyville. He gave his time and energies to his profession, to which he was greatly attached, and in which he always occupied an enviable position. He had contributed with his pen to medical literature, and his practice and life was an advocate of the most elevated standard for the noble profession. He was a veteran of two wars – Mexican and the late Civil War – a surgeon for a time in both.
For many years he and his brother, the late Dr. Joseph Fithian, were partners, and the love of these two brothers for each other was beautiful to behold. It has often been remarked that Dr. Wash had never been the same man since the death of Dr. Joe several years ago. It can also be truly said that there never lived in this community two men more beloved and highly respected than these two brothers – Dr. Wash and Dr. Joe Fithian.
His home life was all that characterizes a noble, Christian gentleman – an affectionate and devoted husband and a loving, indulgent father and grandfather.
His long life has been distinguished for his great integrity of character, and his exceptional personal, social and professional habits.
He was married September 18, 1850, to Miss Lucinda Hutchcraft, who survives him with two children – Charles Fithian and Mrs. F. M. Faries.
He was a Mason and Odd Fellow for over fifty years and an officer for many years in the Methodist church.
His funeral will be held at the Methodist church, this (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. L. Clark, assisted by Rev. Dr. E. H. Rutherford. The services will be concluded at the grave by the Masons and Odd Fellows.
The pall bearers are: Dr. F. J. R. Tilton, Dr. B. E. Bean, Dr. Silas Evans, H. A. Power, James McClure, A. Shire, John N. Davis, H. O. James.
The Bourbon News, Paris, Kentucky
Tuesday, August 24, 1909
Mrs. Lou Hutchcraft Fithian, wife of the late Dr. Wash Fithian, entered into eternal sleep Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock, at her home on Pleasant Street, where she has resided for nearly half a century.
She had been confined to her bed for several weeks, when a week ago she was stricken with paralysis. She was born in Bourbon County on June 7, 1829, being in the eighty-first year of her age. In September 1850, she married Dr. Wash Fithian, of North Middletown, and several years afterwards located in Paris.
She was the eldest daughter of Reuben Hutchcraft, and is survived by one son, Dr. Charles N. Fithian; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Fairies; one sister, Mrs. Richard Harris, and her brothers, Messrs. R. B. Hutchcraft and William H. Hutchcraft, all of Paris, except the last named, who resides in Missouri. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Fithian was a remarkable woman in many respects, noted for her vitality and industry to the very last, although she had been an invalid for a number of years. She had a bright mind, probably could give more correct dates of notable events that had occurred in Bourbon during her long and useful life than any other person in the county.
She was in fact a mother in Israel, always ready and anxious to do some loving act of kindness for a neighbor, friend or acquaintance. She idolized her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A loving, trusting and devoted mother, a kind neighbor, a true friend. A noble Christian woman has passed from our midst in the death of Mrs. Wash Fithian. She is not dead, but has only entered into that calm, peaceful and restful sleep that is the reward for all such women as the deceased.
Her funeral Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, at three o’clock, was one of the largest ever witnessed in our city, and the many beautiful floral designs were but a slight tribute of love and affection that is held by the people of this community for the deceased.
The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. M. T. Chandler, assisted by Rev. R. S. Litsinger, of the Episcopal church. Mrs. Fithian had from early life been a consistent member of the Methodist church. She was laid to rest in the Paris Cemetery by the side of her honored and much loved husband, Dr. Wash Fithian, who had preceded her to the grave. The pall bearers were: Mr. W. H. McMillan, Mr. J. W. Davis, Mr. John N. Davis, Mr. James McClure, Mr. H. A. Power, Mr. H. O. James, Mr. F. P. Lowry, Dr. F. L. Lapsley.
Know all men by these presents, that we, Benjamin Mattingly and Henry Miles, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said governor and his successors. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 3rd day of September 1799. Continue reading Mattingly – Miles Marriage in Washington County
George I. Brown was born in Virginia in 1784. He bought property in Jessamine County, Kentucky – quite a lot since his real estate was valued at $54,000 in 1850. George married Sarah Perry, November 17, 1809, in Woodford County, Kentucky. They had two sons, George and Moreau Brown.
Sarah Brown died in 1832, and the next year George married Catharine W. McKinney, June 6, 1833, in Woodford County. Since both wives came from this county perhaps there were family members living there.
In the 1850 census of Jessamine County George, 65, is listed as a farmer, born in Virginia. Wife Catherine is 46. Their three children are Mary Hannah, 15; William, 12; and Sally, 9.
Catherine lived another nine years before dying in 1867.
From this angle you can see son Moreau Brown’s gravestone on the right – with the statue at the top – and son George Brown’s would be on the left, next to the beautiful gravestone of his wife, Anne Hemphill. A better view is in the first photo of this article.
Hugh McElroy, born September 19, 1795, died February 8, 1877. Susan Frances, wife of Hugh McElroy, born December 29, 1807, died June 22, 1844. ‘She had a smile for the joyous, an ear of sympathy for ill, and in act of kindness for all within her reach.’ Cemetery Hill, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky.
If only all ancestors left diaries with the everyday happenings and the history they remember about their ancestors!
Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky, by Orval W. Baylor and Others, from newspaper articles
Hugh McElroy’s Diary
January 1, 1870. This day I have read a long account of my grandfather, Anthony Hundley, and his family in the Christian Observer of December 22, 1869. They moved from Charlotte County, Virginia, to this country in the year 1793, seventy years ago. He settled on Pleasant Run near Sandusky’s Station. The Indians were very troublesome on the road which they traveled. They traveled with a large number of emigrants, as alone was very dangerous. There was not a human habitation except a fort at Laurel River beyond the Cumberland Mountains and between Beams station at Crab Orchard in Kentucky. Indian deprivations along the line were frequent. On the route they saw the newly made graves of a large number of persons who had been massacred at night while encamped after a day’s journey. My mother, then a young lady, and seventeen, was one of the company. About the same time, my grandfather, Hugh McElroy, moved from Pennsylvania to this place and built the first brick house in the county. Many of the bricks are now in this house I now live in, between the weatherboards and plastering. My father helped to make them before I was born. He married my mother in 1794 and I was born in 1795, 74 years ago.
June 30, 1873. Sixty years the 20th of next November I came to this town (Springfield) to live, as a store boy with Mr. Elias Davison. I lived with him six years. I commenced my fourth year with him before I lost my first whole day. My salary the first year was $50, the last year $100. This has been a very wet, rainy Sabbath day and the first time I have been detained from Sunday School this year.
Deaths, 1873. Ben E. Montgomery died last October, age 80 years. Judge Booker on May 11th, age 87 years. May York Sandusky on May 21st, age 80 years. All these were neighbors. Old Mrs. Briles died on the 9th June, age 97.
November 1, 1874. Died this day, cousin William McElroy, 99. July 18th Mr. Charles Powell died, age 83, and Presley Briles, age 74.
This day, September 19, 1873, I am 78 years old, have lived in Springfield 60 years, have been a school teacher over 40 years and superintendent over schools 20 years. The cholera has been bad in several counties. Lebanon and Marion County has suffered much, 84 deaths, most in the county. Our town has escaped and very few cases in the county. The Yellow Fever is very bad in the towns south, particularly in Memphis and Shreveport.
In October 1871, while at Louisville, I met an old uncle, Joel Hundley, which I had not seen for 20 years, he had come to Louisville to see his sister, Aunt Jane Thomas. Courier Journal describes the meeting as follows: A Romantic Meeting. Mr. Joel Hundley and Mrs. Jane Thomas, as brother and sister, met in this city at the house of John H. Thomas, son of the venerable lady on Saturday last, after an absence of 54 years. Mrs. Thomas was born in Virginia at the Charlotte Courthouse, in 1793, he was born in 1791, making her 78 years old and him 80. She arrived here from her residence in Litchfield, Kentucky, and he, being informed of the fact, started from his home in Mt. Washington, after a late breakfast, and walked to Louisville, a distance of 21 miles to see her. The meeting of so long a separation was a happy one. His walk is remarkable, considering his advanced age, but it is not the first long tramp he has taken. In olden times, before steam boats and railroads were known, and when flat boats were the only means of transportation down the river, he often made the trip from New Orleans to Kentucky on foot. Mrs. Thomas is the mother of O. W. and J. H. Thomas. Mr. Hundley is the father of Doctor Hundley.
September 19, 1874. This day is my birthday, 79 years old. How thankful I ought to be. I never had better health in my life and have no pains in my limbs, yet I cannot walk without help, owing to my getting crippled ten years since. I ride to my counting room in town every day and have missed but one or two days from Sunday School this year.