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Andrew Lovelace of Ballard County

The first white men in Ballard County came in 1780, when General George Rogers Clark came with about 200 soldiers to establish a military outpost at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, laying claim of the United States to the Mississippi River as its western boundary.  Fort Jefferson was established with about 200 soldiers, which was a mile and a half south of what is now the town of Wickliffe.  The Chickasaw Indians considered this their territory and were anything but happy that their land had been invaded by the white man.  A few settlers came down the river to the fort after it was established, but the Indians attacked and killed them mercilessly.  Soon the fort was abandoned and any remaining settlers left also.  Until the purchase of this area of Kentucky in 1819, there were no permanent settlers.

Of the settlers who came in around 1818/1819 were John Humphrey, Solomon Redferrin, Robert Crafton and William Crafton, Daniel Doolin, John Weaver, James Talbott, William Rush, William Holman, Samuel Wilson, Andrew Lovelace, the Ewell family, the Newman family, Benjamin Kimmell, Samuel Saruthers, Penuel Billington, James Ashley, Israel Linn, William Linn, the Stovall family, the Unsell family.

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

Ballard County, Kentucky

Andrew Lovelace

Upon the crest of a high hill overlooking the village of Lovelace, and commanding a magnificent view of the valley of the Mayfield Creek, rests a substantial brick residence, the home of a bright and sturdy old pioneer, the worthy subject of this sketch.  Andrew Lovelace was born February 12, 1811, in Butler County, Kentucky, and came with his parents, in 1822, to what is now Ballard County, where he has since resided.  His father, Captain Andrew Lovelace, Sr., a native of Rowan County, North Carolina, was born in 1776, removed to Kentucky in an early day, and died here in 1863.  He was the son of Elias, a soldier of the Revolution, who also died at this place about 1833.  He was the son of John, an Englishman.  Subject’s mother, Rebecca, daughter of William Holman, of North Carolina, died in 1834.  To her and husband were born:  Elizabeth (Hall), Nancy (Lynn), Elias, Archibald, subject, Rebecca (Humphrey), Isaac and William.  Subject was married November 5, 1833, to Miss Eleanor, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Shelton) Ashley, of Butler County (born May 15, 1815), and his union has been blessed by the birth of Virgil S., Martha J. (Howard), John H., Freeman B., James M., Mary E. (Elsey), William A., Eliza B. (Trice), and Susan V. (Henderson).  Subject is a farmer, has prospered in his business and now owns 400 acres of well improved and valuable land which is in a fine state of cultivation.  In politics he still clings to the tenets of the old line Whigs.

Andrew and Eleanor Lovelace are buried in the Lovelace Family Cemetery in the town of Lovelace.

Holman Family – New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery

Ritchey and I took these photos just a few weeks ago.  It was a perfect day – and time of day! – to be in the cemetery.  The weather was blissful, the sun in just the right position to get good photos, and the sky was a gorgeous blue!  There were cows in the field beside us – very noisy cows – but it was music to my ears!  I hope you enjoy these photos – and perhaps add a bit to your research!

Holman Family

New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery

Mercer County, Kentucky

  • Amanda E. Holman, April 18, 1854 – April 15, 1915
  • Bud Holman, June 13, 1904 – March 26, 1989
  • Edward L. Holman, died August 10, 1834, son of Edward and Jane Holman, aged 4 months and 17 days
  • Jeffrey Holman
  • Johabd Holman, 1769-1855

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESJohn B. Holman, November 4, 1838 – March 6, 1864

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLanty Holman, October 1795 – April 1851

  • Margaret F. Holman, December 1, 1856 – July 6, 1921
  • Mary T. A. Holman, died March 28, 1833, daughter of Lanty and Jane Holman
  • P. Holman, born December 1817, died 1839, aged 22

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESPriscilla A. Holman, October 12, 1831 – August 21, 1910


SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESRebecca Holman, March 12, 1808 – March 21, 1867

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESRichard Holman, November 25, 1791 – October 20, 1866

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESRichard Holman, born in the city of London, England, 1762, and died March 5, 1837

  • Richard L. Holman, died June 25, 1844, aged 2 years, 4 months, 27 days, son of Richard and Rebecca Holman

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSusan M. Holman, December 29, 1841 – April 12, 1897, wife of R. C. Holman

  • Virgie J. Holman, September 17, 1917 – March 29, 1996

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWilliam Holman, November 26, 1791 – March 21, 1819

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWilliam A. Holman, October 2, 1832 – February 22, 1897