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James C. Miller Biography

from History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Company, 1883

Masonville Precinct

James C. Miller resides on the same farm in Masonville Precinct where his father settled in 1824, and where he was born August 26, 1830.  His father, Fleming Miller, was born in Henrico County, Virginia, November 1, 1791.  He followed teaming until the outbreaking of the War of 1812, when he enlisted in Captain De Val’s company.  After the war, he returned to Virginia and married Elizabeth Ally, and they came to Shelby County, Kentucky, where they had a family of four children, one living – Pleasant J., a tobacco merchant of Owensboro.  The mother died in Shelby County, and Mr. Miller then married Rosa Boswell, and then moved to Daviess County in 1824; soon after his arrival here she died.  He then married Sallie Crawford in 1829, a native of Shelby County, Kentucky.  He died June 28, 1860, and his wife died December 23, 1844.  James C., subject of this sketch, was the oldest of their eight children.  He was married to Amy S. Miller, January 23, 1852.  She was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, and was a daughter of James and A. (Anderson) Miller.  After his marriage, he settled on the old homestead with his father one year; then moved on a farm in Ohio County, Kentucky.  His wife died July 22, 1854, leaving one daughter – Sallie C., born February 27, 1853, now the wife of Dr. J. C. Sutton, residing in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.  After his wife died, he returned to Daviess County with his father.  He married Frances Y. Haynes, February 12, 1856.  She was native of Ohio County, Kentucky, born December 20, 1832, and was a daughter of Josiah and Frances Y. (Howard) Haynes.  After his marriage Mr. Miller settled on his farm in Ohio County and remained until 1870, when he returned to Daviess County and settled on a farm, two miles east of Whitesville, in Boston Precinct, where they remained until December 1878, when he purchased the old farmstead farm in Masonville Precinct, where he and family still reside.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller have had seven children, six living – Emma N., born March 14, 1857; Josiah H., born April 12, 1860; Henry C., born June 26, 1862; Fannie R., born July 12, 1866; Mary E., born January 27, 1869, and Amy B., born Jun 11, 1872, all residing with their parents except the eldest son, Josiah H., who is teaching school in Western Kentucky Normal School at South Carrollton.  Mr. and Mrs. James C. Miller are members of the Baptist church at Bethabara, as are all their children.  Mr. Miller is a member of Hodges Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at Whitesville.  He was Justice of the Peace in Ohio County four years; was appointed in Daviess County in 1880, to fill out an unexpired term, and elected in 1882 for whole term.  He was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Daviess County in 1875, and held that office three years.  He has held various other local offices of trust in his precinct.  Mr. Miller owns a fine farm of 165 acres where he resides, 125 under cultivation.  In politics, he is a Democrat.  He is of Irish and German descent.  Mrs. Miller’s family was English and Welsh decent.

Small Town News From The Hartford Herald

More small town news.  Within these tidbits are many names and interesting stories that would help flesh out your genealogy.  The birthday dinner story gives the names of parents, a sister, a father, and children.  And what a happy occasion.  Following are weddings, an elopement, death and illness.  All part of everyday life.

from The Hartford Herald, Ohio County, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 23, 1902

A Birthday Dinner

Thomas W. Wedding, of Barretts Ferry, and Miss Nancy Wright were married in Ohio County on the 16th day of October 1845.  To them have been born nine children – four girls and five boys.  Of said children three boys and one girl are dead.  The living children are Mrs. Mary Ann Midkiff, wife of W. P. Midkiff, Mrs. Ada Acton, wife of S. S. Acton, Mrs. Manda Rebecca Foreman, wife of Elijah D. Foreman, John T. Wedding and James B. Wedding.  Mrs. Nancy Wedding was seventy-seven years old on the 19th day of July and Thomas W. Wedding, her husband, was 80 years old on July 20.  The children mentioned above of these old and honored people gave their parents a birthday dinner on Sunday, July 20.  The dinner was bountiful and carefully arranged and good enough to satisfy the most extreme epicure.  Mr. Thomas W. Wedding and Mrs. Mariah Davison, wife of George W. Davison, are the only living children of the late George W. Wedding, who died in 1854.  Mrs. Davison was present and is now seventy-three years old and in frail health.  There were twenty-four grand-children present and many of the neighbors – about fifty people in all being present.  Mr. Wedding gave a short talk in which he expressed his appreciation for the kindness shown him and his wife.  We hope these old people, who have lived honorable lives, and who are now more than three score and ten, may live to see many birthdays and that their declining days may be the most peaceful of their lives.

Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses since last Wednesday:  W. H. Blackburn, Ceralvo, to Edna Myers, Ceralvo.  Oscar Smith, Flint Springs, to Clovia M. Daugherty, Flint Springs.  John E. Shultz, Fordsville, to Lillie Eskridge, Fordsville.

Visit

Mrs. D. F. Cawthorn, of Glasgow, arrived a few days ago to visit her daughter, Mrs. D. W. Likens, of Jingo, who is very weak with consumption.  Mrs. Cawthon will visit her brother, Bob Forrester, of this place, and visit her old friends of Hartford before she returns to Glasgow.  It will be remembered by many, Mrs. Cawthorn left Hartford seven years ago to make her home in Barren County.

Wedding

As announced in these columns a few weeks ago, Professor Charles H. Ellis and Miss Corinne Landrum will be married at the First Baptist Church in Calhoon this evening at 8:30 o’clock.  Mr. Ellis, who is one of Ohio County’s most promising young men, is to be congratulated in winning the heart and hand of such an estimable young lady.  After the ceremony the bride and groom, together with several friends, will repair to the residence of the bride’s parents, Judge and Mrs. Ben F. Landrum, where a sumptuous repast will await them.  They will remain in Calhoon until Friday, when they will visit the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Ellis, near town.

Died

Died at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. H. A. Miller, at 12 o’clock, noon, last Thursday, of that most dreaded disease, consumption, Miss Annie Lewis.  Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Coakley and Petrie.  Her remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery Friday afternoon.  Miss Annie, who had been a member of the Baptist church for 22 years was a most lovable lady.

Elopement

Mr. Rethel L. Duke, of Hartford, and Miss May E. Davis, of near Prentis, aged 18 and 16, respectively, eloped to Cannelton, Indiana, last Sunday and were married.  They returned to the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Duke, Monday night.

Henry Frederick Armendt Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1885

Ohio County

Henry Frederick Armendt, Ohio County, was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, February 5, 1853, and in childhood removed with his parents to Ohio County, where he has since resided.  His father, Henry R. Armendt, a native of the city of Darmstadt, was born April 30, 1826, and landed in the United States in 1848.  His father, Louis, and his mother, Sophie, natives of Darmstadt, were intelligent and well educated.  Henry F. married Margaret M., daughter of Dr. John and Magdalen (Lerg) Weinsheimer, of Bingen on the Rhine; she was born in Oppenheim on the Rhine, September 24, 1828, and from their union sprang Henrietta M. (Becker), Louis G., Henry Frederick, William B., John A., Laura I., Eleanor H. and Mary F.  April 19, 1877, Henry Frederick Armendt married Ida E., daughter of Alfred T. and Sarah J. Hines, of Ohio County; she was born February 18, 1857, and to them have been born Clarence L. and F. Roy.  Mr. Armendt was reared a farmer until his eighteenth year, when he labored at the carpenter’s trade for three years.  He served two years as gauger in the United States revenue service and has recently been engaged in the distilling business.  In 1881, he commenced a general merchandising business, in which he has met with encouraging success, being located at Hines’ Ferry.  He took the United States census in 1880.  Politically he is a Republican.

News Items From The Hartford Herald

Very unusual to find a newspaper from 1875 from a small town!  My husband’s sister lives close to Hartford.

The Hartford Herald, Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky

Wednesday, January 6, 1875

Mr. W. R. Haynes, editor of the Grayson Herald, spent a few days in our town during the recent holidays, visiting his brother, Professor Haynes.

Miss Mollie Brothgrow, one of Owensboro’s most charming belles, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. S. K. Cox, of this place, returned home last Monday.

Miss Josie Lendrum, one of McLean County’s brightest and most fascinating young ladies, is here on a short visit to the family of Mr. William Hardwick. Miss Josie is a daughter of our old friend, Thomas Lendrum, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of McLean County.

Miss Julia Townsend, who has been absent for several months teaching school near Litchfield, made a short visit home during the holidays. Miss Julia is one of the purest, noblest and most intelligent young ladies ever reared in our town, and we were glad to meet her at home again.

Our young friend, Harry Bridges, the popular salesman of that excellent wholesale grocery firm of Louisville, Carson, Daniel & Co., was in town last week looking as happy as a big sunflower. He paid his respects to this office, and subscribed for the Herald for one year. May success and happiness attend you, Harry.

Henry M. Stevens, who had been arrested and lodged in jail on a warrant charging him with false swearing in a trial before Squire W. T. Rickets, at his December term, 1874, was brought before Judge W. F. Gregory on Tuesday of last week, and after a full investigation was discharged. His Honor informed him that the Commonwealth would pay the jailer for boarding him that day, and as it was about noon he had better go back to jail and get his dinner, which Henry did and left a happy man.

Dr. J. S. Morton came very near ending his life one evening last week, by one of those mistakes that sometimes will occur among physicians. The day was raw and cold, and he had been visiting patients in the country, and on his return late in the evening, felt that a glass of wine would do him good. Through mistake he swallowed paregoric, and for some time antidotes were in urgent demand. By their use, and keeping him moving about the floor for several hours, he recovered from the effects of the poison.

One of the Herald corps had the pleasure of attending the closing exercises at the public school immediately preceding the Christmas holiday season, and was particularly impressed with the evidences displayed by the pupils, of the efficiency of the Principal, Professor J. Ellis Haynes, and his young and talented assistant, Miss Emma Haynes. The declamations, essays and compositions of the scholars would have been a credit to any educational institution in the country. We understand that a movement will be shortly set on foot which will enable our town to provide a school building that will be an ornament to the town and a substantial monument to the liberality and taste of our citizens. With such a building as the one contemplated, under the charge of so thorough and excellent an educator as Professor Haynes, Hartford could then boast of as good a school as any town in the Green River Nation.

It is our sad duty to announce the death of our esteemed fellow citizen, R. F. Barnett, which occurred on the 25th, after quite a short illness. He was attending church at North Creek, at the time he was taken sick, and was carried to the residence of John F. Wallace, nearby, and grew worse so rapidly, that he could not be removed to his house, and died within a few hours. He was a good business man, and filled the position as Surveyor of this county for many years, and was Deputy Sheriff for a long while. He has filled many other important positions, and always discharged his duty faithfully. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, and at the time of his death was secretary of the county council of the Patrons of Husbandry. His loss will be severely felt in the community where his lived, as well as by his wife and children.

Henry J. C. Lindley Biography

from Perrin’s County of Ohio, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical, 1884

Henry J. C. Lindley was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, January 31, 1822, and is a son of Daniel and Sarah (McGill) Lindley, the former a native of new Jersey, and the latter of Virginia; they were of Scotch-Irish and Irish descent, respectively.  Daniel Lindley received his early education in his native state.  In his eighteenth year, in 1805, he came to Ohio County, Kentucky, then almost an unbroken wilderness.  Here he was afterward married, and here he bought wild land near Conditt’s Ferry, now Point Pleasant, and subsequently improved a farm to which he added from time to time until he was the owner of some 800 acres.  Here he resided and was extensively engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death which which occurred August 10, 1866, in his seventy-ninth year.  He was for many years postmaster at what was known as “Lindley’s Postoffice” since removed to Point Pleasant.  He was a remarkable man for gathering and preserving old relics, having in his possession a pair of tongs, an adze, and several other articles brought by his great-grandfather from Scotland.  His eyesight was unimpaired to the last, having been preserved, it is said, by keeping his eyebrows trimmed.  His father, Jacob Lindley, was a veteran in the war of the Revolution.  Mrs. Sarah Lindley departed this life September 2, 1825, in her thirty-seventh year.  She was a devoted member of the United Baptist Church.  Henry J. C. Lindley received a limited education in youth at the primitive schools of Kentucky; he has, however, acquired a fair business education by his own efforts.  He has always resided on the old homestead, which he now owns, and to which he has added and now owns well-improved farms, amounting in the aggregate to about 1,000 acres.  He is extensively and successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock-raising, making the culture of tobacco a specialty, at which he is said to excel.  He was married, September 8, 1846, to Ophelia M. Timmonds, a native of Ohio County.  Two sons and one daughter have been left to them:  Warren, Mary M. E. and Cincinnatus.  Mrs. Lindley is a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  Mr. Lindley belongs to no church, but holds to the doctrines of the Methodist Episcopal.  At one time he was a member of the P. of H.  In politics he is independent.

Elder David J. K. Maddox

from Biographical Sketches of Kentucky – Ohio County

Elder David J. K. Maddox, Ohio County, was born May 10, 1836, on the place where he now resides near Rockport.  His father, John Maddox, Jr., was born December 23, 1796, in Woodford County, Kentucky.  He was a licentiated and great revivalist in the Baptist Church, extensively known, and died at this place June 10, 1876; he lost six slaves by the emancipation; he was the son of John Maddox, Sr., of Culpeper County, Virginia, who removed to Kentucky when a young man; he was a soldier in the Revolution.  He married Eleanor Aston; was an active Baptist, and died in Hamilton, Kentucky, in 1845, aged about eighty years.  John Maddox, Jr., married Amelia B., daughter of Robert and Charlotte (Barnes) Render, of Ohio County; she died in 1875, at the age of seventy-five years.  Their union was blessed by the birth of Mary B. (Rowe), Eleanor A. (Taylor), Azariah P., Elizabeth R. (Casebier), Susanna H. (Stroud), Paulina F. (Baker), Joseph L. R., David J. K., Charlotte J. (Tichenor), and Sarah C. (Brown).  All were married and all were Baptists.  In youth, Elder Maddox had only such educational advantages as the schools of the county afforded, but by close application, laboring in the daytime, studying at night, preaching on Sabbath, he had acquired a large fund of information on ecclesiastical and literary subjects.  March 9, 1856, he married Sallie A., daughter of Collier and Ann Tichenor, of Ohio County, born November 3, 1834.  To their union have been born James E., John B., Anna B., Collier T., David L., Edgar D., Jared M., William N., Albert L., Caperton C., Susan A. C., and Martha E.  At the age of ten years, Elder Maddox joined the Missionary Baptist Church; was licensed to preach in 1859; ordained to the full work of the ministry in 1860, and  has served as pastor of Rochester, West Providence (sixteen years), Pond Run, Paradise, Mt. Carmel, Beaver Dam, Central City, Woodward’s Valley and West Point.  He was moderator of the Gasper River Association for seven years, and during the time of his ministry has baptized about 800 and married about 300 couples.  Elder Maddox owns and cultivates the old family manor consisting of about 300 acres of productive and well-improved land.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, also of the G. T.; was chaplain of the State Grange, and politically a Democrat.

William Lyons Biography

from A History of Kentucky – Ohio County

William Lyons was born March 3, 1847, in Hancock County, Kentucky, and is a son of Elias and Catherine (Newton) Lyons.  The father was also born in Hancock County.  Elias Lyons moved several times, and was in Missouri at the breaking out of the war, and served three years in the Confederate service; was taken prisoner at Monnego Springs, Missouri, and confined in McDowels’ prisons; while in the latter he died in 1863.  William Lyon accompanied his father in in all his moves, prior to and after his location in Missouri, but returned to Kentucky with his two uncles, who had gone after him.  In 1867 he returned to Kansas and remained until 1870.  November 9, 1871, he married Eda Willis, a sister of F. G. Willis.  They are the parents of five children:  Jimmie, Mamie, Ollie, Alma and an infant.  After marriage Mr. Lyons engaged in farming, milling and mercantile business.  He is the owner of over 400 acres of land in good order, and principally made and improved by himself.  He is a Democrat and a member of the Baptist Church.  His wife is a Presbyterian.