Carey Mason Adair
Submitted by Mary Bishop

Bourbon County Citizen, October 23, 1996.

   Carey Mason Adair, 75, 1051 Brentsville Road, Paris, husband of Norma Mastin Adair died Monday October 21, 1996, at Columbia Hospital Paris after an extended illness.
   A native of Pensacola, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late George and Julia Wellington Smith Adair and was reared in Bourbon County by his uncle, Judge George Ratterson.
   Mr. Adair was a graduate of Paris High School and the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was a member of the First Christian Church where he had served as Moderator, Treasurer, President of the Christian Mens Fellowship and Elder Emeritus.
   Mr. Adair served for many years on the Board of Bourbon Heights, the old Bourbon County Hospital Board, was a Master Soil Conservationist and Board Member, and Past President of the Paris Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.
   Survivors, in addition to this wife, are two daughters, Bonnie Sousley, Paris, and Julie Leatherwood, Waynesville, North Carolina; two grandsons, Blanton Clay Sousley and Marc Adair Sousley, both of Lexington; a nephew, Col. George Shackelford Robinson, Scott County.  He was preceded in death by a sister, jane Robinson.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23 at the First Christian Church in Paris by Dr. Henry Hanna. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery.
   Casket bearers will be Kelly Haley, Harold Gudgell, John Galloway, Bob Thompson, Bob Wilson, Forrest Jackson, Mack Whitt and Julian Wells.
   Honorary casket bearers will be Palmer Smart, Ed Williams, Kenney Wiliams, Bill Smits, Karl Lusk, John Heick, Earl Scott, Bill Robinson, Bob Montgomery, members of the Paris Rotary Club and elders of the First Christian Church.
   Contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church, 911 High Street, Paris, Ky 40361.
   The Lusk McFarland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. & Mrs. George S. Adair
(nee' Wellington Smith)

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George S. Adair was the son of Allen Percy Adair and his wife Kitty Stolworthy Adair a long time resident of Bourbon County.
Mrs. Adair was murdered in August 1922 in Oklahoma & her husband died by his own hand on the anniversary of her death 17 yrs later.
Burial at Paris, KY
Transcribed by Mary Bishop

Dr. John Jackson Adair

"The True Kentuckian" Paris, Ky; Date December 15, 1880, Page 3; microfilm roll was dated 1880-1882
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Adair-In Harrison Co, near Shawhan Station, Dec. 13th, Dr. J. J. Adair, aged about 58 years. Dr. Adair was for some years a popular dentist in Paris, but for some years had resided on his farm on the Bourbon and Harrison line. His wife, a daughter of the late Samuel Ewalt, and several children survive him. Dr. Adair had suffered some time with paralysis.

Mabel Adair

Sunday Journal Lincoln NE. September 10, 1933, Page 1, col. 2.

Young Woman Killed Nine Others Injured
Mabel Adair Meets Death in Journey to "Surprise" Her Mother.
North Platte (AP) Planning a surprise visit to her mother in Detroit, Miss Mabel Adair about 30 years old of Colton, California, was killed in a collision Saturday. Nine other persons were injured, one seriously, but the physicians expected them to recover.
After the accident near Herdhey, Neb. spectators pulled a large nail from a tire on Miss Adair's automobile and supposed that a blowout had caused it to crash into a car occupied by Lee Geddart and his companions went to a Sutherland hospital. Miss Anna McSweeney was the most seriously  injured.
With Miss Adair were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harris of Los Angeles who said she was planning the surprise visit to her mother. They suffered bruises and cuts and were brought to a hospital here. Authorities were trying tp locate her mother, whose name and addresses the Harris's did not recall.
By Mary Bishop
Mabel Adair is the daughter of Charles T. Adair & Eunice McClure Hendy and the Granddaughter of Dr. John Jackson Adair & Sallie Ewalt Adair

Milton D. Adair
Submitted by Mary Bishop


   Milton D. Adair, 75, R.R. 2, Cynthiana, died Sunday evening at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington after a brief illness.  Adair was a Bourbon County native and the son of the late A.P. and Katheryn Stolworthy Adair.
   He was a farmer, a member of the Thomas Ware Lodge N. 340 R&AM and a graduate of Paris High School.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth ___ D. Adair; a son, Larry Adair, Harrison County, two grandchildren, Polly Anna Adair and Greg Allen Adair, both of Harrison County, a brother, Hiram T. Adair, Memphis, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
   Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Lusk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Anderson and Rev. Clifford Pike officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery.  Masonic Rites will be conducted at the Grave by Thomas Ware Lodge No. 340 R&AM.
   Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Sallie Ewalt Adair
"The Bourbon News" Paris, Ky. Microfilm 1900-Jan.-June
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Tuesday March 6, 1900 Funeral Announcements of Deceased Citizens

Mrs. Sallie Ewalt Adair, aged sixty-seven years, relic of Dr. John J. Adair died at eleven o’clock Friday morning at her home on Mt. Airy Avenue. Mrs. Adair had been ill for many months, but bore her intense suffering bravely and was faithful unto death in her religion and in her devotion to her loved ones. She was a noble Christian woman whose death is regretted by many sympathizing friends. The deceased is survived by seven children- A. P. Adair, Dr. John R. Adair, Charles Adair, and Mrs. Wyatt Thompson, of Bourbon County; Mrs. Robt. Stolworthy, of Cincinnati; W. W. Adair, of Tribune, Kansas, and H. B. Adair, of Kansas City. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at half-past two o’clock by Rev. Dr. Rutherford, at the Second Presbyterian Church, and the remains were placed in the vault in the Paris Cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Messrs. Joseph H. Ewalt, Will P. Ardery, R. F. Adair, Jr., Buckner Bedford, R. M. Collier, and Wm. P. Wornall.

Patricia J. "Pat" Terry Ameche
Courtesy of Mary Hatton

    Patricia J. "Pat" Terry Ameche, 66, wife of Tom Ameche, passed away Saturday September 29, 2012 at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
    A native of Fayette Co., KY, she was the daughter of the late George "J.R." and Frances Randsell Terry. She was a LPN and a working nurse in Paris for the last 46 years, she was a graduate from the Lexington Catholic High School and the Appalachian School of Nursing and a member of The Catholic Church of Annunciation, Paris.
    In addition to her husband she was survived by one aunt, Betty Terry; one sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Bill Dahlstrom; two nephews, Aaron and Becky Dahlstrom and Benjamin and Julie Dahlstrom; one grandnephew, Kaden Patrick Dahlstrom and one grandniece, Emma Catherine Dahlstrom; one spoiled child, her dog "Gator" and her working family and friends at the Westmont Clinic.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday October 4, 2012 at The Catholic Church of Annunciation, Paris, by Father John Curtis. Private burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Paris.
    Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Wednesday October 3, 2012 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.
    The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.
    The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY, 859-987-2500.

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WILLIAM AMOS-1717-1814
Submitted by Mary Hatton
Found in the Amos Family File At the Paris-Bourbon Co. Library
"This document would have been lost except the old, old DAR ladies copied & saved this document."

   Departed this life in Harford County, in Maryland on the 26th day of the 2nd month, 1814, in the 97th year of his age, William Amos, a much revered member of the Society of Friends, and seventy-six (76) years a minister thereof. It was in the early part of his life, while exercising the functions of an officer in the militia, that it was revealed to him that the Kingdom of Christ was a "peaceful kingdom." Therefore conferring not with flesh and blood, he was obedient to the Heavenly vision, resigned his commission and united himself in religious fellowship with the Society of Friends, hath ever since continued his exertions, successfully we believe, both by precepts and example, to turn men to righteousness. His own life was indeed an exemplification of meekness, piety, resignation, benevolence and charity. He was a great promoter of peace and justice, and was frequently called on by his fellow citizens to perform the Christian duty of mediator, and he had the satisfaction to find that his exertions to restore harmony were very generally crowned with success. In the year 1806 as many of his descendants as could be conveniently notified, were convened, at his particular request. In Friends Meeting House on Lombard Street in Baltimore, to the number of about one hundred and fifty, when he very pathetically and affectionately addressed them on the subject of their everlasting welfare. One of his great-great-grandchildren was present on this occasion. This venerable patriarch was the father of numerous progeny, amounting it is believed to nearly 300. The following is a correct return of them so far as hath been ascertained: -- children-16; grand-children, 92; great-grand-children, 133; great-great-grand-children, 8. Total, 250.

Box 375 N. Amos Hrs vs N. Amos Adms.
To the Honble Judge of the Bourbon Circuit Court your oratory and oratrixes - Mary Burton late Mary Amos, Thomas Amos, Mordicai Amos, William Connaway and Nancy his wife late Nancy Amos, Elias Meot and Christiana his wife late Christiana Amos, Benjamin Amos - Abraham Amos - Elijah Amos - Davis Thomas & Sarah his wife late Sarah Amos - Ditto Amos, John Burnell and Pathia his wife late Pathia Amos - Children and heirs of Nicholas Dey Amos deceased, living at the time of his death at "Mahlors" Hall and Capancha his wife late Capancha Parker, Michael Hornback and Clemency his wife late Clemency Parker - Joseph Brown and Mary his wife late Mary Parker, George Hugh and Christiana his wife late Christiana Parker, Henry Parker, Levi Parker and William Parker heirs of Elizabeth Parker deceased late Elizabeth Amos, also child and heir of of said Nicholas Amos deceased - Elizabeth Hornback and Barbara Hornbech heirs of Ruth Hornbeck deceased late Lucy Ruth Parker daughter & heir of said Elizabeth Parker deceased late Elizabeth Amos - the Parker deceased late Elizabeth Amos - the two last infants under the age of twenty one years by Michael Hornbeck him their father and next friend - Christiana Amos & Kitty - Amos daughters and heirs of William Amos deceased who was son to said Nicholas D. Amos - deceased the two last infants by George Bashell their guardian and next friend Humbly present.
   That the said Nicholas Day Amos died about the month of August in the year 1815 intestate leaving your orators and oratrixes his children and heirs at law holding and claiming by the person and by the stock in the manner before set forth - That Nicholas Amos his son is also entitled as such to his share by has administered as the estate of said decedent and as such holds the estate in his hands - that said intestate died possessed of a considerable personal estate which from its nature and being convertible  into money by law can be distributed but among the rest said intestate died seized and possessed of too negro slaves the one named Nell and the other Peg, which cannot be distributed among the children and hairs, because of number of said slaves are so small when compared to the number of children - and there is no obstacle in the road of distribution at this time an amount of debts of which the estate of the decedent as from any other cause & there are not debts to authorize the said administrator to sell said negroes without the order or decree of the Court to that effect, * for this reason said administrator has kept said negroes hired out, and they are now under hire till Christmas next. For as much therefore as you orators and oratrixes are remediless in obtaining distribution of said slaves by the rules of law and can only be resolved in a Court of equity - they pray that said administrator Nicholas Amos may be made defendant to this bill, & that on his corporal oath he may be compelled to answer the allegations of this bill as if herein again repeated and interrogated and that on a final hearing of this cause your Honor may order and decree a sale of said slaves in such manner as the Court may direct for the bes price that can be had and on such credit and that the money arising from said sale may with the other personal estate be distributed according to law; and they pray for such other and further relief as to equity belongs & your orators etc.

Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Bourbon County News, Paris, Kentucky Friday, Feburary 20, 1920, page 4

---Following an illness of only a few days, Moses Baerlo, aged eighty-four, died at the residence
of his daughter, Mrs. B. Friedman, in this city, Wednesday night. The body was prepared for burial,
and taken on the 3:15 Louisville & Nashville train yesterday afternoon to Nashville, where the funeral
will take place at nine o'clock this morning, followed by the interment on the family lot in the Jewish
Cemetery, on Walnut Hills.
   Mr. Baerlo was a native of Russia, and came to this country when but a boy. He worked in various
capacities in various places, finally coming to Cincinnati, where he became a successful merchant and
real estate dealer. He had been in America about sixty-two years. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Friedman,
he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Max Bomash, residing in Denver, Colorado.

Charles Kirtley Bailey
Submitted by Alan Dorschug

With the compliments of the CYNTHIANA DEMOCRAT, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky.

Page 4, 4 June 1942

Charles Kirtley BAILEY, 68 years old, well known farmer of te Millersburg road, and known to his friends as "Kirt" or "The Mayor of Coleville," died Thursday afternoon, May 28, after an illness of some duration which had become serious in the past month. The body was removed to the Whaley Funeral Home where it remained for funeral services held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. J. R. JONES and the Rev. O. E. TURNER officiating. Burial in the Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers, J. Arch BAILEY Jr., Charles LUCKY Thos.HICKMAN, Aubrey WAITS, Ira MONSON, and W. W. PHILLIPS. Honorary pallbearers, John F. McDANIEL Jr., B. F. BEDFORD, Frazier RAVENSCRAFT, Charles WIGLESWORTH, John L. CUMMINS, Virgil FLORENCE, Simon COBB, and S. J. McCLINTOCK. Mr BAILEY was born May 7, 1874, in the home where he died, a son of the late Henry and Nancy TALBOTT BAILEY, both members of prominate families of that section, and his entire life was spent in the Colville community. He was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church, joining in boyhood and belongs to the Cynthiana Chapter of St. Andrews Lodge, No. 18, F.& A. M. He was active in political circles, being an ardent Republican. Mr. BAILEY had never married and his only survivors are two brothers, R. T. BAILEY of San Franciso, and J. Arch BAILEY, of Colville.


Tuesday April 4, 1916, The Winchester Democrat-Benton/Scobee/Talbott
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When the message went out over our city Saturday morning in the dawning of a glorious day spring day, that an honored and beloved citizen, Norval T. Benton, had passed away there was sadness. In the prime of a life which meant a blessing to his home, his friends, his church, he was suddenly stricken, and not with standing the heroic efforts of his attending physicians and loved ones, the soul which had struggled to be free all during the long night of anxious solicitude, winged its flight to the great beyond and to its eternal reward.  

Although Mr. Benton had been complaining for a few days, those who knew him best had no reason to be apprehensive, he rode down to his place of Thursday afternoon for awhile and Friday became suddenly very ill. His death was a great shock.

Mr. Benton was a member of the well known firm of Grubbs & Benton, having been in business with his partner here for nine years. The association of these two men was beautiful and Mr. Grubbs is deeply affected by his loss.

Thirteen years ago Mr. Benton was married to Miss Sallie Scobee, of Montgomery County, who, with four children, Alexander, Jennie Mary, N. T. Jr., and Clay, survive. His parents were well known citizens of Clark but have been dead for a number of years. He was the nephew of Mr. Will Talbott, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Benton's home was one of love, joy, and peace. Their union was a perfect one, they were sweethearts, yea unto the end, when the angel sent from God for his soul was hovering above the couch, and he look up into the beautiful face of his idolized wife and said: "Sweetheart, I am going to leave you." With a last lingering look of affection, he closed his eyes and opened upon the glories of Heaven land.

Mr. Benton was a consistent Christian. He was an officer in the First Presbyterian Church, an honorary member of the W.T.C.U., and also a valued member of the Odd Fellow's Lodge. He was quiet and unobtrusive, never fond of ostentation, preferring meek servitude for his master. He was deeply loved and his going way is a distinct loss in the community.

The esteem to which Mr. Benton was held was attested by the great concourse of sorrowing friends that packed his home and filled his lawn. At the funeral services Sunday afternoon Dr. Cumming paid a tender tribute to the life of the deceased and dwelt with emphasis upon the immortality of the soul and the home in the skies. Masses of exquisite flowers, testimonials of love covered the casket, where slept calmly and peacefully this noble man, who through gone, will still live in the memory of those who knew him.

The services at the grave under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge was beautiful and inspiring. Quite a large number of the W.C.T.U. members attended the funeral and burial. Many out of town people were present.

Mrs. Benton and her children have the sympathy and prayers of countless friends in this hour of sorrow

Richard Biddle
From the Kentucky Reporter, Lexington, (Ken.) Monday evening, May 1, 1826
(Reprinted from the Paris Citizen, April 29 [1826]
Submitted by Mary Hatton
Lexington Library Microfilm #ACF-1789-Reels (Kentucky Reporter 1824-26)

   departed this life, at his residence in Bourbon County, on the 25th instant, RICHARD BIDDLE, Esq. High Sheriff of said County. The deceased lived to an advanced age and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

Bettie Bowden
The Winchester Democrat-Friday March 25, 1910, Page 5 The roll was dated 1910
Submitted by Mary Hatton

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Death of This Good Christian Woman
Thursday Morning -- Burial In

   Mrs. Bettie Bowden died at he home on South Maple Street at an early hour Thursday morning of a complication of diseases, aged sixty-four years.
   She was a native of Nicholas county, but resided in Bourbon county for many years and for several years had been a resident of this cty..  Before her marriage she was Miss Allen, and her husband, Patrick Bowden, died a number of years ago.
   She leaves two sons, Dwight and Frank Bowden, and two daughters, Misses Marnie and Willa Bowden,  all of this city.  Her mother, Mrs. Nancy Allen, survives her, also two sister, Mrs. D.L. Cook and Mrs. F.M. Neal,  of Millersburg,. three brothers, G.S.  Allen and S.R. Allen, of Millersburg,  and J.K. Allen of this city.
   She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church and was a lady of  lovely christian character.
   The funeral services will be held to- morrow at Millersburg, to which place the remains will be taken for burial.

Mary Jo \"Jodie\" Brothers
Courtesy of Mary Hatton
In Memory of
Mary Jo \"Jodie\" Brothers
Entered into rest - June 12, 2013

Sunday, June 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home

Monday, June 17, 2013 11:00 AM Catholic Church of the Annunciation

Mount Olivet Cemetery
    Mary Jo \"Jodie\" Ryan Brothers, 67, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Frankfort, Kentucky after a yearlong battle with cancer.
    Jodie is survived by her two daughters, Julie J. Brothers and Teresa \"Terre\" Brothers Johnson; her son-in-law, Tim Johnson; her four grandchildren, Chloe Elise Brothers-Barber, Morgan Scott Nealis, Ryan Alexander Carl, and Tara Laci Johnson; as well as her sister, Jean Ryan Dudgeon; and brother, James T. Ryan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian F. and John T. Ryan.
    Jodie was an active of the Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Paris, KY. During her illness, she was ministered to by Good Shepherd Church in Frankfort, KY. She was also an avid horsewoman and active in Walking Horse functions throughout the state including Ladies' Auxiliary. She was a retired teacher and was awarded Fayette County Teacher of the Year in 1995. She taught at Lexington Catholic, Bryan Station High School, and the University of Kentucky. She was a gifted writer and read her works at the Carnegie Center on many occasions as well as published a sabbatical thesis. She graduated from Bourbon County High School in 1963 and earned Bachelors of Arts and Master of Arts in English from the University of Kentucky. She was also a member of KEA/NEA, the Kentucky Tennessee Walking Horse Association, Annunciation Women's Club, Bluegrass Retired Teachers, Senior Friends, and UK Alumni Association.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 17, at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation by Father John Curtis with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Tim Johnson, Scott Nealis, Jamie Courtney, Doug Brothers, James Barber, and Bobby Carl Jr. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

John T. Burgess' Will
Submitted by Mary Hatton

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   The will of the late John T. Burgess, of Hutchison Station neighborhood, was probated  in County Clerk's Patow's office by Judge Denis Dowden on Friday.  The will was dated November 16, 196, and attested by Jesse E. Wheat, W.H. Felix and E. Everett Wood.

Margaret Moore Carr

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Paris Daily Enterprise July 16, 1948

Woman Dies of Self Inflilcted Bullet Wound

   Mrs Margaret Moore Carr, 25, was found dead this morning in the basement of her home on the Cynthiana
pike in Bourbon county, death apparently resulting from a self inflicted bullet wound.
   The woman was found about 11:20 this morning by her husband J C Carr, when he returned after taking
a load of livestock to the Paris market.
   Carr told authorities he left home about 5:30 this morning to go the the home of his father and in the loading
of the livestock and did not return to his home until shortly before noon.
   The man was unable to find his wife in the house and noted the door to the basement was ajar.  He is stated
to have gone down the stairs and finding his wife at the foot of the stairs with an automatic rifle lying across her
body and with two bullet wounds in her chest. A shoe was off her right foot indicting she had pulled the trigger
of the gun with her toe after placing the muzzle of the gun against her body. 
   Time of death was placed at about 7:30 this morning by the county corner , Raymon Turner, the woman
apparently dying almost instantly.
   No indication as to the casue of the suicide was learned, however it was stated that the woman had been in ill
healtlh for some time.
   The body was taken to the Davis Funeral Home where it will remain pending funeral arrangements.
   Beside her husband, Mrs Carr is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs. Emory Moore, a sister Mary Louise
Moore and a brother J. W Moore.

Source: Submitted by Jenny Barnes (

Henry Conway
Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Bourbon County News, Paris, Kentucky Friday, Feburary 20, 1920, page 4

---A telegram received here Tuesday announced the death of Henry Conway, formerly
of Millersburg, in Atlanta, Ga, following a short illness of pneumonia. The telegram
gave no further particulars.
   Mr. Conway was a son of Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Conway, and had resided in Millersburg
the greater part of his life. He removed to Atlanta several years ago where he was
engaged in business. Mr. Conway is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie Miller Conway,
and two daughters, Misses Mable and Elizabeth Conway. The funeral and burial
took place in Atlanta.


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Lexington Herald Leader March 21, 1921 - Crutchfield/Crutcher
By the death of Daniel Crutchfield, 55 years old, in the Good Samaritan Hospital Sunday afternoon. local authorities are confronted with a mystery as no one seems to be able to to tell where his home was and little about him.  He came to the hospital about 2 o'clock on the afternoon of March 11 and gave his name as Daniel Crutchfield; gave his father's name as David Crutchfield and his address as 76 Clay Avenue; but investigation showed there was no such address and efforts have been made to locate David Crutchfield.
He was attended while in the hospital by Dr. W.S. Wyatt who said Sunday he was practically totally paralyzed on one side and could only speak in monosyllables.  The doctor said he appeared to be a man who had done considerable labor.  He was  5 feet 7 inches tall, weighed about 175 pounds and had the appearance of being in basic good health.  His hair was scanty and dark with a gray streak in front and had dark brown eyes.
Authorities reported Sunday night that a man who had the bed next to him had said that Crutchfield has a sister in the city and that he was sometimes known as " Jim Crutcher" and that he had sold watermelons with him.


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Lexington Democrat April 29, 1902
David Crutchfield , who lived in the county, died at an early hour this morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital, as a result of complication of diseases.  He was in his 56th year.  He leaves a wife and one child.  He was the father of Edward Crutchfield who was killed several months ago in the Phillipines while in the United States Army.  The funeral will take place at the home of his nephew J.S. Stratton 90 West High Street.

From The Bourbon News, Paris, KY, Tuesday, January 12, 1937
The Kentuckian Citizen, Paris, KY, Wednesday, January 13, 1937

Hold Inquest into Shooting:  Coroner's Jury Gives Verdict Stating William Bonta Killed William Darrell in Self-Defense

   A coroner's jury held Friday afternoon stated that William Darrell killed in a postol duel near Little Rock Thursday night, came to his death by a ".22 calibre pistol in the hands of William Bonta, through Bonta's necessary self defense." Bonta remains in a serious condition at Massie Memorial hospital from a bullet wound received in the fight.
   Darrell with three other men had started into the Bonta farm to hunt coons when Bonta asked the men to leave the place, because the dogs were bothering his sheep, witnesses to the shooting said. Witnesses to the shooting were Ben Workman, Ray Workman and Joe Gregory, all of Nicholas county.
   During the inquest Friday, Ben Workman stated that the four men started into the farm when Bonta called to Willie Ray Darrell, the dead man's son, and told him to get off the place and take the dogs. Workman called to Bonta and told him that Willie Ray Darrell was not present, it was his father. Workman stated that the next conversation was by Darrell, who said that he was not afraid of Bonta, and Bonta replied to Darrell, "I am not afraid of you."
Both Started Firing
   Workman stated that when Bonta approached the four men he was carrying a pistol in his hand with the muzzle toward the ground. Bonta told Darrell not to draw a gun, when Darrell reached to his hip pocket for a gun. Workman said that he did not know which man shot first, that it seemed to him both began firing at the same time. Workman stated, when questioned, that to his knowledge the two men were on friendly terms. Bonta, it was stated, had previously told Darrell's son to keep off the farm with his dogs. When questioned by Virgil Gaitskill, acting county attorney, Workman stated that he saw no sheep in the field.
   Ray workman, son of the first witness, testified next and then Joe Gregory, nephew of Workman's, took the stand.
   Deputy Coroner Fred Link, who went to the scene of the shooting with Coroner Roxie Davis, was called to the stand and described the pistol carried by Bonta. He stated that there were five empty chambers in the gun. Darrel's gun was a .32 calibre with three empty chambers. Coroner Davis testified that Darrell was dead when he and Link arrived.
Doctor Gives Testimony
   Dr. B. F. Reynolds, Carlisle, was called to report his examination of the body, which was removed to a Carlisle undertaking establishment. He stated that one shot went through both chambers of Darrell's heart, other bullets struck his arm, chest, liver and there was a flesh wound on the back of his thigh.
   Game Warden W.O. Pennington arrested Ben Workman on a charge of hunting coons out of season at the conclusion of the inquest.
   Members of the coroner's jury were Elmer R. Wallace, foreman; J.M. Scott, Robert Frank, S.F. Hinkle, Winn  Hutchcraft and Charles May.
   Darrell is survived by his wife, a son, Willie Ray Darrell, Nicholas county, and a daughter, Miss Lillie May Darrell, Lexington. Bonta is unmarried.

Bourbon County, KY

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Paris True Kentuckian Wed. August 20, 1879

In Centerville yesterday, of paralysis of the stomach, Pierce Drohan, formerly a well-known saloon keeper of this city, he leaves a wife ( nee Jordan) and eight small children.

Edward H. Garrard

From the Kentucky Reporter, Lexington, (Ken.) Monday evening, May 1, 1826
Submitted by Mary Hatton
Lexington Library Microfilm #ACF-1789-Reels (Kentucky Reporter 1824-26)

    DIED at the residence of his father Gen. James Garrard, Bourbon Co., Ky, after a lingering illness, Edward H. Garrard, aged 18 years, a member of the Senior Class and of the Union Philosophical Society of Transylvania University.
    Resolved, By the Union Philosophical Society, that the members thereof do wear crape on the left arm for the space of thirty days in commemoration of the great friendship and high estimation we have all entertained for the virtues of our deceased brother, Edward H. Garrard, and as a testimony of our sincere regret for his early and lamentable death.
    Resolved, That all the absent members of this society are hereby solcited to conform to the above resolution.
    May 1, 1826


Kentuckian Citizen, August 17, 1943 - Mrs. C. P. Goff Dies In Clark County

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    Mrs. Mary Evans Goff, 76 years old, formerly of Bourbon County, died Sunday afternoon at her home near Indian Fields, in Clark County.  She had been in failing health for many years and had been seriously ill for several months. 

    Mrs. Goff, a member of a pioneer Kentucky family, was a daughter of the late John and Elsie Bean Evans, and the widow of Caswell P. Goff.  She was a member of the North Middletown Christian Church.

    Survivors include- Daughter: Mrs. George L. Pince, Hinton, VA; Sons: Levi, John E. and Thomas C. Goff, Clark County; Granddaughter: Miss Mary Evelyn Goff, Clark County; Sisters: Mrs. J. N. Mason, Mrs. Anna Cooper and Mrs. C. C. Hadden of Bourbon County; Brothers: State Senator J. O. Evans, Clark County and E. B. Evans Springfield, MO.

    Burial: North Middletown Cemetery, Bourbon County

Captain Francis Hall
Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Bourbon News, Janurary 1, 1910, page 5

--Captain Francis Hall, one of the last of the four surviving veterans of the Mexican war in Bourbon county, died at his home on the Lexington pike, five miles from Paris, Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, of general debility. He was 82 years old Friday and was born in a few miles of where he lived all his life.
   He was a son of John Hall, who emigrated to Kentucky from Virginia during the early history of the Commonwealth, having come to America from Yorkshire, England.
   Captain Hall was the youngest of a family of eleven children and was a self-made man in every sense of the word. He leaves an estate of nearly 1,000 acres of land which he accumulated by thrift and industry. He has been a director in the Agricultural bank for many years and was president of that institution for a short time.
   In 1847 he enlisted in the Mexican war as a member of Co. H., Captain Simms' Third Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.  He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Louisa Wheat, who died, survived by one son, Mr. William Hall, who was with his father during his last moments.
   Captain Hall is survived by his present wife, formerly Miss Sallie Thomas of Sharpsburg. He was a member of the Christian church at Antioch and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.
   The funeral services were held yesterday morning at the grave in the Paris cemetery at 10 o'clock, conducted by Elder Carey E. Morgan. The pall bearers were the directors of the Agricultural Bank, vix: W.H. Renick, J.W. Davis, J.D. McClintock, N.Kriener, John Marston, W.H., Anderson, J. Will Bedford, J.T. Hinton.

Mary Clay Hatton

March 14, 1948 - May 19, 2014

Mary Clay Benton Hatton, 66, a retired registered nurse, wife of Frank Hatton, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital. She was born March 14, 1948 in Paris, daughter of the late Samuel Clay and Mayme Taylor Benton. Mary was a 1966 graduate of Paris High School and the Eastern Kentucky University Nursing Program. She had worked at Eastern State Hospital, retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a nursing home inspector, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and First Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by two sons, Phillip David (Melinda) Wayman, Lexington, Paul Clay (Christy) Wayman, Frenchburg; six step children, Patty Jane Donaldson, Billy Frank Hatton, Phillip Hatton, Teresa Burden, Matthew Hatton, Roxie Hatton; two granddaughters, Kaitlin Wayman, Taylor Wayman; a sister, Sallie Jo (John D.) Hinkle, Paris; niece, Kelly Jo (Craig) Crawley, Louisville; special brother-in-law, !
Michael Wayman; and a special niece, Judy Roe. She was preceded in death by a step daughter, Betty Patton. Graveside funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Paris Cemetery Chapel by Rev. Chuck Perry. Casket bearers will be Tony Asbury, Tony Little, Donald Hollar, Brandon Hollar, Paul Wayman, and David Wayman. Honorary bearers will be Chris Robinson, Danny Roe, John Hinkle, Craig Crawley, and Brent Patton. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.

Flora Hiten Langfels
Submitted by Mary Hatton

LANGFELS, FLORA HITEN, 97, widow of Robert Langfels, formerly of Paris and Cynthiana, passed away October 7, 2012 in Huber Heights, OH. Preceded in death by her parents, Will and Bertha Wagoner Hiten, brothers: Rodney, Woodie, Stanley and Homer; sisters: Lucille Jones, Sara Navarre, Hazel Winkle and Virginia Hiten, who passed away at the age of 3. Flora is survived by daughters: Anna Katie Selvage, Huber Heights, OH and Judy Krause, Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren: Emrick (Mike) Coyle, Huber Heights, OH, Crace Selvage, Loveland, OH, Winston (Glenetta) Krause, Cincinnati, OH, Debra Krause, Covels, CA and Maria (Tom) Whittle, Dayton, OH; great-grandchildren: Orion, Katie and Caleigh Coyle and Tom and Eric Whittle; one sister, Hildreth (Paul) Northcutt, Loveland, OH and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 11th from 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. at Church of the Annunciation, Paris. Arrangements by Westbrock Funeral Home, Dayton, OH. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Lucien Logan

"The Bourbon News" Paris, Ky. Microfilm 1900-Jan.-June

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Tuesday March 6, 1900 Funeral Announcements of Deceased Citizens

Lucien Logan, aged thirty-five, died Sunday morning at Danville of Bright’s Disease. He is survived by his wife and a little daughter. Mrs. Logan was former Miss Anna Croxton , of this city, and is a sister of Harry Croxton of Paris, being a daughter of the late General John T. Croxton.

Mrs. Addie Stiles McIntyre
Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Bourbon County News, Paris, Kentucky Friday, Feburary 20, 1920, page 4

---Mrs. Addie Stiles McIntyre, aged fifty-seven, wife of George W. McIntyre, died at her home in Mason county, after a few days illness of influenza. She had gone into the homes of stricken ones and waited on the sick until her frail body could not stand the strain, and she contracted the disease which resulted in her death.
   Mrs. McIntyre is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Patterson of Germantown, and Mrs. McClelland Bryan, of Paris; one brother, Rufus Stiles of Fleming county; and three sisters, Mrs. J. L. McDowell, of Manchester, O., Mrs. Ben Hill and Miss Betty Stiles, of Mayslick.
   The funeral will be held at the home in Germantown, Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with the services conducted by Rev. C. H. Grear, Pastor of the Paris Methodist Church. The burial followed in the Germantown Cemetery.

Michael John McMAHON
Submitted by Mary Hatton

Visitation 5-8PM Friday May 17, 2013 at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home
Funeral 10:00AM Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Church of the Annunciation
Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Born November 14, 1944
Died May 13, 2013

Michael John McMahon, 68 of Paris husband of Joanie McMahon for 13 years, passed away Monday May 13, 2013 at his home.

He was born to the late Stella Pearl Bassler Benton McMahon Jacobs and John Reginald McMahon in Merrill, MI.

He was the owner of M&M services since April of 1978. He was awarded a KY Colonel and also a member of The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Carlisle, KY. Mike was a member of the Bourbon Street Cruisers (old cars) Club in Paris, KY. The hobbies he loved also included old cars, airplanes, boats and working on engines.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Tracy (Perry) Alexander of AZ, Michael (Cheryl) McFarland of Paris, Michael Scott (Anissa) McMahon of Paris, Jeffery (Tracy) McMahon of Paris, Lisa Crocker of VA, Cindy Larkin of MI, Brenda (Kevin) Garavaglia of MI and Shane Todd of Brooksville, KY; brothers and sisters, Ron Benton of WI, Terry (Barb) McMahon of WI, Joe (Diane) McMahon of MI, Rick (Amanda) McMahon of KY, Al (Brenda) McMahon of KY, Donna (Tim) Aloock of MI, Mary (Jim) Egerer of MI and Jim McMahon of MI.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Bob Benton and sister, Patty McMahon, past wife Diane McMahon.

In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Church of the Annunciation, Paris, KY. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8PM Friday May 17, 2013 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be his brothers, Joe, Rick, Al, Jim, Terry McMahon and Ron Benton.

The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY, 859-987-2500.


Kentuckian Citizen

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Saturday Nov. 22, 1924

Mr. Oscar W. Miller, aged seventy-seven years, one of the best known and most highly thought of citizens in the community died at his home in East Paris about seven o'clock Wednesday evening, following an illness of many weeks, due to complications which baffled, the skill of the best of medical aid.

Mr. Miller was a native of Bourbon County, having been born in Millersburg, October 16, 1847, a son of the late John A. and Evaline Miller, prominent residents of Millersburg. Practically all of his life was spent in Bourbon County, during his early manhood, he was engaged in farming and for a number or years he was employed in the Post Office department as a rural mail carrier from the Paris Post Office. Several years ago, he was retired under the limit regulation.

Mr. Miller was of the retiring nature, with the highest sense of honor, and an

intense desire to leave to posterity an heritage of unquestioned integrity, loyalty, to his fellowman, a faith, hope, and love for a Christianity which had been the guiding light in his light.

Mr. MilIer was an, uncle of the late Bruce Miller, for many years editor and owner of the Kentuckian-Citizen and a brother of Misses Nannie Miller and Annie T. Miller, who reside with their niece, Mrs. Allie Miler Preston at Ashland. He survived by his widow, Mrs. Tommie Collins Miller, and five daughters, Mrs. George Clayton of Carrolton, Ky.; Mrs. A. C. Rowland, of Paris; Mrs. Bradford Poe, of Lexington; Mrs.: Forrest Buchanan, of Paris, and Miss Nannie Bruce Miller, of Paris. and by twelve :grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the family home in East Paris at 2':30 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. W. E. Ellis, pastor of the Paris Christian: Church, conducting the services.

The interment took place in the family lot in the Paris Cemetery

The Pallbearers were: George A. Harper, Douglas Thomas Sr., Thomas C. Whaley, E. A. Allen, Collins Hall, and T. A. Richards.


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Mrs. Miller Dies on 18 Apr 1942

From: Paris Daily Enterprise April 19, 1942

Mrs. Tommie Collins Miller, 80 years old, of 633 Higgins Avenue, Paris, died at her residence after an illness of four years.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the residence, with Rev. Rhodes Thompson officiating and directed by the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.

Survivors are four daughters, Miss Nannie Bruce Miller and Mrs. Forest Buchanan, Mrs. B. C. Cole, of Paris; and Mrs. R. C. Rowland of Bourbon County; one step-daughter, Mrs. George Clayton, of Crab Orchard, Ky.; three nieces, three nephews, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller was a life-long member of the Christian Church.

Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery.

James Allen Perkins
Submitted by Mary Bishop

Tenant Dies Suddenly

James Allen Perkins, a tenant farmer on the farm of William B. Ardery, on the Lexington Road near Paris, dies suddenly this afternoon while hauling corn on the place. Mr. Perkins was riding back on a load and his young son was driving the team. The youth missed his father and looking around, discovered his prostrate form in the wagon bed. Neighbors were called, but the stricken man had expired, his death being attributed to heart disease.

  Mr. Perkins, who was about 50 years old, moved here from Nicholas County several years ago. He is survived by his widow and ten children.

  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(James Allen Perkins is the son of George Denton Perkins & Mary Jane Jones,  formerly of Bath County. His wife was Rebecca J. Frederick. He was born March 23, 1875, Bath Co., Ky., died November 18, 1926. Buried Paris Ky.,

Children were Katherine Perkins Lynam, Albert Reynolds Perkins, Matilda Perkins Hurst, Mrs. Ida Arnold, Mrs. Evelyn Thurman, Mrs. Helen (Estill) Myers, Blanche Turner, Mrs. Madeline Perkins, Harlan Douglas Perkins, Calvert Perkins, Leonard Perkins.

Mrs. Mary “Janie” Perkins
Submitted by Mary Bishop

Mrs. Mary “Janie” Perkins, aged sixty one, widow of George Perkins of Shawhan, this county, Tuesday morning after an illness of ten years, due to paralysis.

  Mrs. Perkins was a native of Bath County, where she was born August 2, 1857. died July 2, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Stanfield Jones & Eveline Harmon Jones of Sharpsburg. Her husband preceded her to the grave eleven years ago. The following children survive, Mrs. Rhoda Lynam, James Perkins, Mrs Ida Alice Frederick and William Foster Perkins (Note the obituary listed a Virginia Perkins but one was never known of.)

The funeral and burial was held at Carlisle Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Bridget Powers
Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Winchester Democrat, dated March 22, 1910 from newspaper roll #34-1910
Died in Bourbon
Mrs. Bridget Powers died Friday night at her home in Bourbon County. The funeral was held yesterday and she was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Paris. She was a half sister of John P. Conway, of this city.

William Reed
Submitted by Russell Reed

I found this man in a small family cemetery in Missouri.  I stumbled on him researching another family.  I have the same last name but he is not related that I know of.  I thought he might be of interest.  I added him to findagrave.

William Reed
Born Bourbon County, Kentucky
May 15, 1797
Emigrated to Missouri in 1819
Died February 28, 188

Pike County is next to Ralls County, Missouri. William Reed did serve in Captain Richard Matson’s Independent Company of Missouri’s Mounted Rangers during the Black Hawk War.

Pike County Missouri History, Des Moines, Iowa, Mills and Company, 1883, p. 1035.

William Reed, was an old settler of Salt River township, who died at the residence of A. M. Matson, on the 28th day of February, 1883. He was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, May 15, 1797, the son of John S. and Jane Reed. He came to Pike county and settled on Peno Creek, two miles northeast of Frankford, in October, 1817. In April, 1821, he walked back to Kentucky, making the trip in twenty-one days, returning in the fall of the same year. In 1826 he went to live with Mr. Ernest Matson, and assisted him to construct an ox-mill, which did the grinding of the neighborhood for many years. He was in the Black Hawk War, with Captain Dick Matson. Mr. Reed was a man respected and honored by all who knew him.

William S. Richart
Obituary Section 1 & 2
Submitted by Mary Hatton

From microfilm dated 1898-1899 from the Montgomery Co. Library Mt. Sterling Advocate, Mt.Sterling, Ky. dated Tuesday September 26, 1899, Page 5.

   William S. Richart died in his home this city on Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock, September 22, 1899.
   The funeral service was conducted at the Southern Presbyterian Church on Sunday Morning by the pastor Rev. Henry Miller. The burial was at the old Hinkston Church where for many years the deceased was an honored member.
   He was born in Bourbon county May 26, 1819, where he continued to live until 1852.
   He was married to Miss Laurana Crouch October 13, 1840. To them were born twelve children -six sons and six daughters,  Of theses seven still live, James O., of Victor, Mo.; John D., of Bath county; Albert L., of Chicago, and daughters Martha, Mollie, Dora, and Laura, now Mesdames Wm. and Clayton Triplett, of Sharpsburg; J.H. Hopkins, of Little Rock and George W. Denton, of Sideview, this county. Three sons died in infancy and two daughters, Mesdames Josephine Duckworth and Lou Ella Hazelrigg died in Missouri.
   His wife died October 29, 1883. His second marriage was to Mrs. Margaret Benton at Carlisle in May, 1881.  They have lived in this city for fifteen years.
   Early in life he united with the Presbyterian Church and for 59 years served as Elder of different congregations, including the one in this city.  He always too great interest in church work and his life has been exemplary.  Although deprived of an education he was a great reader and an intelligent man.  He was a farmer and stock-raiser until he came to our city.  At the age of 18 he was a captain of the militia and rose to be a Lieutenant Colonel of the 42nd regiment, 15th brigade.  Politically he was a Whig until 1860, since then he has been a Democrat.  In 1869 he was elected to the Legislature and was returned for another term.  For six years he served his people as Magistrate.  Wherever he has lived, he has been a prominent citizen, honored respected and loved.
   He has entered into that rest prepared for those who live and serve the Christ. To his wife and her two sons, Robert and Norval Benton and his children, we extend our sympathy.
   Besides many relatives from this county, Jno. M. Campbell and wife and Mrs. Alice Gillaspie, of Carlisle; Wm. Talbott and wife, of Clark; A.L. Richart, of Chicago; Joseph Richart and his son, James, of Owingsville; Ollie Richart and wife, Wm. and Clayton Triplett and families, of Bath; Isaac Crouch and wife, and J.H. Hopkins and wife, of Bourbon county, attended the funeral services.

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A Card of Thanks
   We desire for express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our many friends for their kindness to us I our late bereavement.
   Mrs. W.S. RICHART and family.


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Mrs. Rankin Dies
Funeral Services for Mrs. Phanie (Issaphanie) Rankin age 83, who died today at her home on Main street will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Pickaway church in Robertson County, with the Rev. A. G. Gilliam officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot at Pickaway cemetery.

    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edna (William) Perkins, Paris, and Mrs. Mary (James) May, Robertson Co., one sister, Mrs. Julia (William) Moore, Georgetown; three brothers George and Oliver Linville, Lexington, and Alfred Linville, Georgetown. Mrs. Rankin was a native of Robertson County.

Note: Phanie Linville Rankin was the daughter of James Lewis Linville & Amy Williams of Robertson Co., She was the wife of James William Rankin

Died August 26, 1938, Bourbon County, Ky.

Contributed by Mary Bishop


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Tuesday August 23, 1910 The Winchester Democrat - Scobee/Benton

Death of Mr. Scobee

Alexander Scobee, or "Sandy" as was more familiarly Known, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Norvall Benton, in this city Thursday, of the infirmities of old age, in the eighty-fourth year of his age. The remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery Friday afternoon, with services at the grave by Eld. J. W. Harding. He leaves two children a son living in Louisville, and Mrs. Benton, of this city.

During the Civil War he embraced the cause of the South and was a member of Company D. Eighth Kentucky, in Morgan's command. He was highly respected, useful citizen, whose long life was filled with good and useful deeds.

(Note-The article failed to mention a wife named, Lizzie Scobee. Also the son's name was Samuel Scobee.)


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Louisville Times: Miss Shropshire is Motor Victim

Fannie Shropshire, 1928

Widely Known Kentucky Woman Fatally Hurt in Florida; Rites Set for Friday

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Paris True Kentuckian Wed. August 20, 1879

At  his residence in this city, this morning at 1 o'clock, Mr. Jacob Spears.  The deceased after suffering with very slow fever was affected with an immense carbuncle on the back of his neck.  During his long mercantile life in this city he became widely known and beloved.  He was a widower but leaves 4 children and several grandchildren.  His funeral will take place 41/2 o' clock tomorrow evening from the Episcopal Church.

The obituary of Mrs. Peggy Spears tells of the loss of one of our citizens.  She and her husband married in their teens but leave no offspring.  Her large fortune was left it is known to relatives Mrs. Clay and the Clinesm getting a good share and George Alexander, son of Charlton, the remainder, which may include all real estate. 


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Paris True Kentuckian Wed. August 20, 1879

At her residence in this city August 14th, Mrs. Margaret Morin Spears relict of Noah Spears, deceased.  The deceased was born December 26th, 1791 and would have been 88 years old had she lived until her next birthday.  She was married in 1810 and lived with her husband over 58 years, surviving him over 10 years, She lived under every President of the United States from Washington to Hayes.

Mrs. Martha Speigal
Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Bourbon County News, Paris, Kentucky Friday, Feburary 20, 1920, page 4

---The Body of Mrs. Martha Speigal, who died in Covington Sunday, after a short illness was brought to the home of her brother, David T. Boaz, on Nineteenth street, in this city, Monday night. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, with services conducted at the grave in the Paris Cemetery by Rev. Charles H. Grear, pastor of the Paris Methodist Church.

Mr. H. Clay Stone
Submitted by Mary Hatton

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The Bourbon News, Paris, Kentucky, March 1, 1910, page 4

  --Mr. H. Clay Stone, aged about sixty years died yesterday residing at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Claude Weathers, near Clintonville, of pneumonia.  Mr. Stone was a highly respected citizen and his death will be heard with deep regret by his many friends.
   Two children, Mrs. Claude Weathers, of Clintonville, and Mr. Clay Stone, of Virginia survive the deceased.  The funeral services will be held at the Paris cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Elder Carey E. Morgan.

Mrs. Mary Talbott

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Thursday November 21, 1901 Carlisle Mercury - Talbott/Campbell/Richey

Mrs. Mary Talbott at the home of her son-in-law, John M. Campbell, near this city on Monday(?), November 17, 1901 of dropsey, Mrs. Mary Talbott, aged 81 years. Burial at North Middletown Tuesday, Mrs. Talbott was one of the members and leaves for her children the example of a good life. She is survived by four children-Samuel and William Talbott, Mrs. Amanda Talbott Campbell, and Mrs. Margaret Richey.

Robert C. Talbott
Obituary Section 1 & 2
Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Bourbon News, Paris Kentucky

Distinguished Jurist, Lawyer and Citizen Succumbs to Pneumonia at Paris Home

   Death, loving a shining mark, aimed high yesterday morning, and brought down to the approaches to eternity the soul of Robert C. Talbott, aged sixty-eight, dean of the Bourbon County bar and one of its most intellectual and forceful members. Mr. Talbott died at the family home on Duncan avenue at 11:15 o'clock yesterday morning after an illness of pneumonia. Mr. Talbott had been in good health apparently up to a few days ago, when he contracted a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia, defying all efforts of medical skill and loving attention.
   Robert C. Talbott was a native of Bourbon county, being born near North Middletown, on August 2, 1862. He was a son of the late Samuel and Ann McMillan Talbott, pioneer citizens of that vicinity.  He received his early education in the schools of his day, in North Middletown and Paris later on. After the death of his father he made his home with his maternal grandfather, Robert McMillan, in Franklin county, and spent some time in the schools of Franklin county. Returning to Bourbon county he continued his studies at the Edgar Military Institute, conducted by Col. Geo. Edgar. Finishing there he matriculated as a student at Transylvania College, in Lexington, and graduated with high honors in the class of 1883.
Takes Up Study of Law
   Coming back to Paris again he entered the law office of his uncle, Hon Wm. H. McMillan, and read law earnestly and effectively. He was admitted to the bar the following year, in 1884, and at once took high rank as a student of law and as having a profound knowledge, even at that age, of the law and its many sided ramifications. On his twenty-first birthday he was elected to the office of Superintendent of Bourbon County Schools, which he filled with credit and ability for a term of four years. He was reelected for another four-year term after the expiration of which he devoted his entire time to the practice of law in which he became eminently successful.
   For a period of twenty-five years Mr. Talbott was associated with his uncle, Wm. H. McMillan, in law practice, under the firm name of McMillan & Talbott. In that time he participated as counsel in all the most noted cases that came to the Bourbon county courts. During this period Mr. Talbott established an enviable record as one of the foremost lawyers in the State. In later years he won new laurels in the field of legal practice as a member of the two firms of Talbott & Whitley, of Paris and Franklin, Talbott & Chapman, of Lexington. He was of the highest type of lawyer, commanding the confidence and admiration of all with whom he came in contact. He was a lover of literature, and one whose intellectual attainments were of the highest order.
   On June 5, 1888, Mr. Talbott was married to Miss Sallie Grimes of Paris, who preceded him to the grave in 1914. He is survived by their five children, Mrs. Wade Hampton Whitley, Mrs. Virgil M. Chapman, Mrs. Virgil Gaitskill, Mrs. George Clayton, and Robert C. Talbott, Jr., all of Bourbon county, and by one brother, Wm. F. Talbott of near Paris, and by two nieces and one nephew.
   The funeral arrangements had not been completed os [as] The News went to press last night.

Sanford Talbott
Submitted by Mary Hatton

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The Bourbon News, Paris, Kentucky, March 1, 1910, page 4 "The Late Mr. Sanford Talbott"

   ---Mr. Sandford Talbott died at his home on Higgins avenue, in this city, Friday morning at 7 o'clock, after a short illness of pneumonia
   Mr. Talbott was born near North Middleton, this county, October 13, 1814, and would have been 96 years of age this October. His whole life was spent in Bourbon county, and he was an honored and highly esteemed citizen.
   In the neighborhood where he was born, John W. Skillman lived to be 96 years of age; John H. Marks 91; Mr. Talbott 96, and John W. Thomas, who still survives, is 91. Messrs. Skillman, Marks and Talbott have died within the past six months.
   Mr. Talbott is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Amanda Jones, and four children:  Mrs. Geo. W. Redmon, of this county;  Mrs. Wm. Dodson, of this city;  B.H. Talbott, of Winchester, and Morgan Talbott. [of Illinois.
   Mr. Talbott was a devoted member of the Christian church, and a Democrat of the old school.
   The funeral services were held at his late residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Elder Carey E. Morgan.  Burial in Paris cemetery.

William Henry Harrison Talbott
Submitted by Mary Hatton

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Probably from a Paris or Winchester Newspaper, March 7, 1928

   Wm. H. Talbott, aged 87 years, died on Sunday night from an acute illness from which he had been suffering for the past week.
   The deceased had been in failing health with a general breakdown, due to the infirmities of old age, for several months, bue [but] was stricken about a week ago with an acute illness from which he continually grew weaker untl [until] the end came.
   He was under the command of General John H. Morgan, during the war between the States and was with General Morgan at th etime he was killed in Greenville, Tenn. He was one of the three remaining confederate soldiers in this county that served with Morgan, James Schooler andd James Parrish being the remaining survivors.
   He was the son of the late Robert Talbott, and a brother of of the late Sam Talbott, who resided near north Middletown on the Cane Ridge and North Middletown pike, and an uncle of Redmon Talbott. He was married to Miss Pattie D. Scott, of Clark county, and a half-sister of the late Mrs. G.C.    Thompson, of Paris, and moved to Clark to make his home sixty-one years ago. Mr. Talbtt was one of the community's most substantial citizens and was a member of the Christian church, having affiliated himself with the church when but a boy. He was very active in church work.
   He is survived by four children, Mrs. L. May Butler, Mrs. W. O. Parrish, of Winchester; W. Stanley Talbott, of Chicago, and Mrs. H. J. Brazelton, of Tampa, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Campbell, of Carlisle.
   Funeral services were conducted at the grave in the Winchester cemetery on Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, by Rev. Newt L. Shropshire, of the Clintonville Christian church, assisted by Rev. C. M. Neal, of the Main Street Church of Christ.

Mrs. Margaret Tyler

Wednesday December 8, 1909 The Mt. Sterling Advocate-Benton/Talbott/Tyler

Mrs. Margaret Tyler, aged 62, died at the home of her son, Norval Benton, in Winchester, on Sunday. The funeral service was at the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday and the burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Her maiden name was Margaret Talbott, of Bourbon County. She was thrice married: first to Norval Benton, of Clark, then to Esq. Wm. S. Richart and J. C. Tyler, of our county. She was for some years a resident of our city. She leaves two sons: Prof. Robert Benton, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Norval, with whom she lived. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church. W. T. Tyler, of our city, was a pall bearer.

Mrs. Maria Victor
Submitted by Mary Hatton

The Bourbon County News, Paris, Kentucky Friday, Feburary 20, 1920, page 4

---Mrs. Maria Victor, aged eighty-three, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Victor Foster, in Covington of the infirmities of age. Mrs. Victor was the widow of the late Warder Victor, a former resident of Millersburg, who will be remembered by the older inhabitants of the county. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ida Foster, of Covington, and two grandchildren, Miss Marie Foster of Covington and Warder Foster, of Cuba. Her only son, WIlliam Victor, died some years ago.
   The body was brought to Cynthiana yesterday. Services were held at the grave in Battle Grove Cemetery, conducted by Rev. A. D. Armistead. The pall-bearers were J. W. Renaker, J. M. Cromwell, J. K. Northcott, R. V. Bishop, H. W. Oxley, W. W. Embry, J. J. Curle and W. A. Lydick.

Robert Lee Whaley
Submitted by Alan Dorschug

KENTUCKIAN CITIZEN, Wednesday, 23 February 1939

Robert Lee WHALEY, member of a pioneer Kentucky family, passed away at the family home on Cypress street, this city, Friday afternoon, Feb. 17, at 4:30 o'clock after an illness of several months. Mr. WHALEY, who held a clerical position with the L.& N. Railroad in Lexington for twenty years, had been in declining health for several years and in January, 1938 was retired.
He was born near Clintonville, Bourbon county, and was the son of Henry Clay and Matilda WHALEY. On the paternal side he was descended from Wyamarus WHALEY of England, standard bearer at the Battle of Hastings when William the Conqueror invaded the South of England in 1066. He was also descended from several Revolutionary soldiers, two of whom, Henry TALBOTT of England, who came to Kentucky from Virginia about 1792, and James JONES of Virginia, who came to Kentucky on 1789, are buried in Bourbon county.
John WHALEY, also a Revolutionary soldier, was the great-great-grandfather of the deceased . John WHALEY came to Mason county after the Revolution, or during the latter part of the war from Loudoun county, Virginia, and built Whaley's Station, his daughter, Jane having been born in the fort.

On the maternal side he was the descendant of Nancy WILSON and Curtis PENDLETON, early Kentucky settlers who came from Virginia about 1783, Curtis PENDLETON being the great-nephew of Edmund PENDLETON for whom Pendleton county was named. On this side he was also descended from Major John ANDERSON of Connecticut, a soldier of the Revolution.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mattie DAVIS of Detroit, Mich.; one son William WHALEY of Louisville, and five sisters, Mrs. W. Hoffman WOOD, of Mt. Sterling, Mrs.W. S. TALBOTT, Mrs. Princess DUVALL, Miss Sally WHALEY, and Miss Nell WHALEY, all of Paris,and one nephew, J. W. DUVALL of Paris, student at the University of Kentucky.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence, with the Rev. Rhodes THOMPSON and Rev. W.E. SWEENEY officiating. Internment followed in the Paris Cemetery.
Casket bearers were:: Dr. S. M. RICKMAN, J. G. DENTON, E. L. IRWIN, John CLARK, Dr .A. O. SISK, John MA-DERS, M. BAXTER, Elmer WALLACE and L. V. HAGAN, Sr.

Dr. Chester E Wood

Printed by Permission of the Bourbon County Genealogical Society (2003-2010)

July 8, 1957

Dr. Chester E Wood, 66, veterinarian and farmer, formerly of Bourbon Co. died at his home on the Bryan Station road in Fayette county Sunday, at 12:25 p m after a long illness. A son of the late Bennett and Addie Edwards Wood, he was born in Bourbon county. He graduated form the Cincinnati Veterinary college in 1917, and served in the Veterinary Corps of the Army in Panama during W W 1.  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Lillian Donaldson Wood, his step mother Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wood, Lexington.
Burial at the Paris Cemetery.

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