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THE REGISTER 



Kentucky State Historica 
Society 

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 



SUBSCRIPTION, YEARLY, $1.00. 

PER CX)PY, 25c. 

BACK NUMBERS, 50c PER COPY. 

VOL 10. NO. 30. 



OFFICERS 



OF THE 



KENTUCKY STATE HISTOBICAL SOCIETY. 



GOVERNOR OF KENTUCkV President Ex-OfTleio 

H. V. MeCHESNEY First Vice-President 

W. W. LONQMOOR Second Vice-President and Curator 

MISS SALLY JACKSON Third Vice-President and Librarian 

MRS. JENNIE C. IMORTON mgent and Becreflary-Treasurer 



THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 



H. V. MeCHESNEY, Chairman. 

MRS. ANNIE H. MILES. 
MISS ELIZA OVERTON. 

MRS. J. P. HOBSON. 



MISS SALLY JACKSON, V.-Pre8ident. 
W. W. LONGMOOR, 2 Alt. Chm. 
PROF. Q. C. DOWNING. 

HON. W. W. STEPHENSON. 



SUBSCRIPTIONS 

Must be sent by check or money order. All communications for The 
Begistfer should be addressed to Mbs. Jbkkib C. Mobtok, Editor and 
Secretary-Treasurer, Kentucky State Historical Society, Frankfort, Ky. 



Mbs, Jbnnie C. Mobton, Editor-in-Chief. 



H. V. McChesnby, Associate Editor. 



TO SUBSCEIBEBS. 

If your copy of The Eegister is not received promptly, please advise 

us. It is issued in January, May and September. 

NOTICE. 

If there is a blue X upon the first page of your Register, it denotes that 

your subscription has expired, and that your 

renewal is requested. 



General meeting of the Kentucky State Historical Society, June 7th, the date of 
Daniel Boone'a firet view of the ''beautiful level of Kentuclcy/' 



-: CONTRIBUTORS. 



Ck)L. J. Stobdabd Johnston, Louisrille, Ky. 
Hon. L. F. Johnson, Frankfort, Ky. 
Miss Mabtha Stephenson, Harrodsbnrg, Ky. 
Hon. W. W. Stephenson, Harrodsbnrg, Ky. 
W. W. LoNGMOoB, Frankfort, Ky. 
Pbop. Or. C. Downing, Frankfort, Ky. 
Mbs. Ella H. Ellwanqeb, Frankfort, Ky. 
Geobgb Babeb, Washington, D. G. 
Db. Thos. E. Pickett, Maysville, Ky. 
A. C. QxnsBNBEBBY, Hyattsville, Md. 



SUBSCRIPTIONS 

Mnst be sent by check or money order. All oonHniinications for The 
Begister should be addressed to Mbs. Jbnkib C. Mobtok, E<Utor and 
Socretary-Treasnrer, Kentucky State Historical Society, Frankfort, Ky. 



Mbs. Jbnnib C. Mobtoh, Editor-in-Chief. 



H. V. McCHBSirar, Associate Editor. 



TO SUBSCRIBERS. 

If your copy of The Register is not received promptly, please advise 

US. It is issued in January, May and September. 

NOTICE. 

If there is a blue X upon lie first page of your Raster, it denotes that 

your subscription has expired, and that your 

renewal is requested. 



• Kcnttwky Stat* HIcterleal Society, JuM 7th, the d«t« of 
' the "beautiful l«vel of Kantucky." 






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CONTENTS. 



SEPTEMBER, 1912. 



1. Historic Homes af Harrodsburg (illustrated). By W. W. 

•Stephenson. 

2. Mrs. Mary De Nevarro of E^ngland (nee "Our Mary" Anderson), 

the World Famous Kentucky Actress. By Mr^. Ella H. Ell- 
wanger. 

3. The Three Governors. Historic Incident. By Laurie Blakely, 

Covington, Ky. 

4. The Famous Duel Between John Rowan and Dr. James Chambers. 
By J. Stoddard Johnston. 

5. Kentucky Troops in the War of 1812. By A. C. Quisenberry. 

6. Poem Written by Gen. W. O. Butler, on the Battle Field, River 

Raisin. 

7. Resignation and the Fabric of Life. Poems by Mrs. Mary L. 

Cady, Deceased, A well Known Poet of Maysville, in the 
Sweet Long Ago. 

8. Poems. "Nature Days in Gold"— J. C. M. "To An Old Friend"— 

J. C. Mw 

9. Sonnet to the Skylark. By A. H. Lindsay. 

10. Sonnet Kentucky Com. By A. H. Lindsay. 

11. Wapping Street, Frankfort^ Ky. By Sally Jackson. 

12. Department of Clippings and Paragraphs. 

13. Genealogical Department. 

14. Report of Books, Magazines, &c., for Historical Society Library. 



HISTORIC HOMES 



OF 



HARRODSBURG. KY. 



ILLUSTRATED. 



BY 



W. W. STEPHENSON. 



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HISTORIC HOMES OF HARRODSBURG 



Harrod^burg, the cradle of our 
proud Conmioiiifirealth, was settled 
one hundred and thirty-eight 
yee^TS ago. The i^oniversary of the 
laying out of the town site, in 
^irhich Daniel Boone took part, and 
to whom a lot was assigned, is the 
16th of this month (June, 1912). 
It is natural that this First Settle- 
ment of Kentdctky should possess 
many historic h^ies. Not only 
has this old town given birth to 
^reat events, but it bas furnished 
our nation with a long list of dis- 
tiBguished men and women. Every- 
Uiing is relative; and, while 138 
years is not old compared to the 
civilizations of Europe and Asia, 
this span of years Represents the 
oldest in Kentucky. The old fort 
built in 1775-6 occupied one of the 
four squares reserved in the origi- 
nal plan of the town for 0oltt>ol pur- 
poses. The land office opened in 
1779 was located at Hatrodsburg. 
Not only outiying lands, but town 
lots also, were given in considera- 
tion of settlra^ts and improve- 
m^:it«. Just as soon ae it was at 
all safe to dwell outside of the 
stockade, lots were improved with 

log dwellings. This was as early 
as 1780. On the eaat side of War- 
wick street, immediately outside of 
the school reservation which I have 



mentioned, stand today two* 
weather-boarded log-houses of two 
stories each which must date back 
to the earliest pioneer days. Elach 
of the half-a)cre lots on which they 
are located was deeded by the trus- 
tees in 1787 in consideration of set- 
tlement and improvement, one to 
Ann Lindsay (McGinty) the other 
to Samuel Dennis. The old Askew 
building on the northeast comer of 
Warwick and Lexington (Main- 
Cross) streets for so many years 
occupied by Prof. Eyre Askew, is 
famous as an old buQding. Jn the 
same square, and north of it, is an- 
other log house which is probably 
the improvement for which the lot 
was donated. It was at an early date 
the meeeting place of the M. ^E. 
Church, when it was owned by Mrs. 
Bebecca Hart. It is practically 
certain that these houses were built 
over a century and a quarter ago, 
just a9 soon as the owners oo^d 
safely move out of the stockaxle. 

On the west side of Warwick 
street, opposite the bmldings Aien- 
tioned, and within a block of fhA 
site of tiie old fort, on part of the ' 
original public square, l^eserved for 
school purposes, stood until Recent- 
ly a two-story log house weather- 
boarded, wh&Ai is daimed by s<Hne 
to have been the oldest building in 
Harrodsburg. It was for some- 




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time the home of Samuel Daviess, 
brother of Joseph Hamilton Da- 
viess, both of whom were conspica- 

ons in Kentucky history. Samnel 
Daviess was the father of Haj. 
Wm. Daviess, who was husband 
of Mrs. Maria T. Daviess. The 
Harrodsbnrg Historical Society 

has secured by gift of Mr. 

Clemmens, all the logs of the Lin- 
coln home, on Beachland, Wadiing- 
ton County, Ky., in which Thomas 
Lincoln and Nanioy Hanks were 
married by Eev. Jesse Head, a 
Harrodsbnrg minister, and in 
which they went to housekeeping. 
The Historical Society will, on its 
lot adjoining the old fort site, soon 
restore the Lincoln home, supple- 
menting in the reconstruction with 

materials from the oM Daviess 
home, recently torn down by 
Squire J. C. Wilson, who has re- 
placed it with a new building, and 
has given the old material to this 
Society. 

Close by, on the west side of the 
same street, on one of the four 
blocks constituting the first public 
square, is the interesting old colo- 
nial home of Miss Irene Moore, 
who donated to the Harrodsbnrg 
Historical Society a part of her lot 
adjoining the old fort site. The 
handsome interior is finished in old 
colonial style and is in keeping 
witJi the tradition of one of Mer- 
cer's oldest and best families. The 

grandfather of Miss Moore, James 
Taylor, was for very many years 
a leading lawyer and public- 
spirited citizen of this place. His 
father was Samuel Taylor, promi- 
nent in the early history of the 
county, who in 1790 built, near 



Pleasant Hill, a stone house w^hi: 
is one of the most historic homes « 
Mercer County. 

Every acre of the old OraLhas 
Springs tract near by, at the sonti 
em termination of Warwick stree 
is historic ground. Before thf 
year 1800, Greenville brings w:^ 
famous as a health resort. It w^i 
composed of groups of log cabiiu 
which were occupied by invalids 
who brought their own famitnie 
and supplies. To these were alter- 
wards added commodious frame 

buildings with numerous cottaj^esw 
The Greenville Springs tracA ent 
braced 227 acres immediatedy sontli 
of the town of Hiirrodsburg as laid 
out in 1786. A half interest in it 
sold for $13,000, in 1819. In that 
year Dr. Christopher C. Graham 
came to Harrodsbnrg. He married 
a daughter of l3avid Sutton. 
David Sutton very early acquired 
a number of lots in the southern 
portion of Harrodsbnrg, including 
the lot on which stood the Harrods- 
bnrg Academy, the CathoUc 
Church lot and the lots south of 
the Perryville turnpike on which 
were built afterwards the Har- 
rodsbnrg Springs "buildings. In 
Feb., 1827, David Sutton conveyed 
to Christopher Graham 60 or 70 
acres of land in Harrodsbnrg, in- 
cluding the ** Harrodsbnrg Springs 
watering place, ^^ which Graham 
had been managing some years 
prior thereto, and including the 
land on which stood Suitton's Hat 
Factory. The present parsonage 
of the Catholic Church, a one- 
story brick building with ell, 
formerly the hat faxatory, now oc- 
cupied as a dwelling by Father 




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m. Gabe, is a very old building, 
xjbably over one hundred years 
d. It was used by Dr. Christo- 
ler Graham as an office when he 
as oonduiciting the Harrodsburg 
prings. After ajcquiring the Sut- 
►n tract, Dr. Graham acquired all 
[ the 227-acre tract known as the 
reenville Springs tract. His 
^niiis, personal charm and intelli- 
&nt energy madte this the most 
opular and famous resort of the 
outh and Middle West, indeed, a 
lecca for invalids from many 
arts of the Union. The touch of 
Is genius and industry converted 
agged, broken, treeless lands into 

landscape garden of exceeding 
eauty adorned' with many species 
f trees obtained from distant 
>arts. He first built extensive two- 
tory frame houses and long rows 
>t one-story cottages and after- 
wards erected an extensive hotel 
md a magnificent baUroom of cor- 
•esponding size, which could be 
jeen miles away looming up in a 
)eautiful setting of green. 
Wealthy Southerners came in 
jplendid equipages with many ser- 
vrants as attendants. In its palmy 
iays, there were from four to six 
thousand visitors each season, 
sometimes twelve hundred at a 
time. It was the Saratoga of the 
South. This property was sold to 
the U. S. Government, which con- 
verted it into the Western Military 
Asylum for its invalid soldiers in 
1853, and the main buildings were 
burned in 1865. The beautiful 
home of our Circiait Clerk, Ben 
Casey AUin, at the famous *'01d 
Saloon,'^ whose waters have been 
pronounced superior to that of the 
Saratoga Springs, was last year 



re-converted into a summer resort; 
and the great success at once at- 
tendant gives earnest that it will 
prove a worthy successor to the 
celebrated springs of early days. 

Near by, southeast of this, is 
Beaumont College, formerly 
Daughters College, successor to 
Greenville Institute. I consider it 
the most historic home in all our 
old town. It embraced that part of 
the Greenville Springs . tract on 
which the original groups of cabins 
were situated. In 1830, Dr. Chris- 
topher C. Graham sold 24 acres of 
the original tract to Eev, Wm. D. 
Jones, who on it established the 
Greenville Female Academy. He 
sold this property in 1834, to Hon. 
Jas. Harlan, Sr., the father of Hon. 
John M. Harlan and Jas. Harlan, 
Jr., all three lawyers distinguished 
in the histor3r of State and Nation 
for commanding ability. This was 

the home of the Harlan family for 
many years, Hon. John M. Harlan 
being one year old when his par- 
ents moved to this place. In 1841 
Mr.. Samuel G. Mullins established 
on this tract Greenville Institute, 
acquiring the property from Hon. 
Jas. Harlan, together with some 
additional land from Dr. Graham. 
The property having burned, 
many public-spirited citizens, fore- 
most of whom were Dr. Graham 
and Jm. Taylor, assisted in re- 
building it. The present buildings 
of Beaumont College attest the 
appreciation at an early day of the 
dignified Southern colonial archi- 
tecture 

In 1856, Dr. C. E. and Prof. Jno. 
Aug. Williams purchased this 
property and established Daugh- 
ters College. 



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Time forbids detailed account 
of the great educational work that 
has been accomplished in this his- 
toric and famous home of so many 
illustrious daughters. Almost 
every State has representatives 
who got the inspiration for their 
life work within these walls. 

Adjoining Beaumont College 
is Aspen Hall, the home at pres- 
ent, of Mr. Lafon Biker. Bev. 
James Shannon, President of Ba- 
con College, purchased this land 
from Dr. Chr. Graham in 1846. 
Alexander Douglas in 1863, sold 
this to Hon. John B. Bowman, a 
distinguished educator, who was 
largely instrumental in the estab- 
lisl^ent of Kentucky University, 
first located at Harrodsburg and 
afterwards removed to Lexington, 
and was for very many years its 
president Just across Danville 
avenue from Beaumont and Aspen 
Hall stood the interesting colonial 
mansion of (Governor Beriab Ma- 
goffin. It was burned in 1907. 
The mansion stood on the eastern 

I>art of the old Oraham Springs 
tract ; but ad joinig this on the east 
was a tract of 459 ac^^es, whidi was 
acquired by Beriah Magoffin, Sr., 
father of Oovwnor Beriah Magof- 
fin, from the heirs of Johnatiban 
Clark, who was a brother of Qen. 
G^rge Bogers Clark. Isaac HIte, 
whose company followed by a few 
weeks the company of Capt Jas. 
Harrod in the spring of 1774, pre- 
enq^ed 1,400 acres of land im- 
mediately east of Harrodsburg. 
and this was afterwards acquired 
by Johnathan Clark. The Magof- 
fin place was one of the most his- 
toric of our homes, and it was a 



genuine distress to many i^rlien 
burned. A modem addition of i 
tractive homes now occupies j 
site. 

Adjoining the Gov. Mago& 
place on Danville avenue^ ju^ 
north is a frame house which wa 
built by Mr. Jno. F. B. S. Solomw 
professor of music in GreenviU 
Institute, father of the celebrate* 
Dis Debar, who was famous be 
cause infamous. 

Another handsome old eolonia] 
home is that of Hon. John B 
Thompson, on the east side of 
Danville avenue, embracing part 
of the Jonathan Clark tract. It 
was built by Beriah Magoffin, Sr^ 
about 100 years ago, and was his 
home until he built the Gov. Ma- 
goffin mansion. On a commanding 
eminence with very large lawn in 
front sloping to the street, this old 
two-story brick building with its 
large columns in front and one- 
story wings presents a most im- 
posing appearance. Of simiJar 
architecture is the Historic Bonta 
Brothers home, on Shawnee Bun, 
in the county. This style of colo- 
nial architecture, large conmio- 
dious two-story brick with large 
colmnns in front is represented by 
many noble examples in town and 
county. In the town, in addition to 
Beaumont College and Aspen 
Hall already mentioned, notaUe 
examples are, the James L Neal 
home, the Stephenson home, and 
C. D. Thompson home on College 
or Warwick street, and the homes 
of James M. Porsythe, Wm. Spil- 

man, Allan Edelen, Mr. 

Lord, in the country. 
The Stephenson h(mie was for« 



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aerly the home of Teruh T. Hag- 
^n, the father of Jas. B. Haggm, 
he multi-iiiillionaire, whose granu- 
atber, Capt. John Haggin, was 
>ne of the first settlers of 
hlarrodsburg, and very prominent 
n the early history of Harrods- 
)urg and Mercer County. 

The one-story brick building 
vith wings now owned and occu- 
>iecl by fcjquire Joe Morgan was 
jiiilt by Dr. Wm. Eobertson, a 
A^ealthy physician and manufac- 
;urer of this place over one hun- 
ired years ago. Near about the 
iame time he erected on a portion 
^f the premises owned by him a 
5^ery large cotton manufactory, the 

most approved machinery having 
been shipped from the east. This 
property was afterwards acquired 
by Judge Chr. Chinn, father of 
Ex-Senator J. P. Chinn, and one of 
the first merchants of Harrods- 

burg. It was so long the home of 
Judge Chinn who died there that it 

is still known as the ** Chinn 
Place.'' Mrs. Jane T. Cross, the 

talented daughter of Judge Chinn, 
was an authoress of note, one of 
several who have given distinction 
to our historic town. 

Another interesting colonial 
home adjoins the *' Chinn Place," 
and is now owned by Mr. Arthur 
Harbison. It was biult about the 
same time by Col. Richard M. Sut- 
field. Its unique front with portico 
and columns, faces the south and 
not Main street to the east, which 
now appears unusual, but, when it 
was built, it faced Factory street 
in front, to which the large lawn 
extended. Col. Sutfield afterwards 
built the brick dwelling owned by 



Miss BusseU Alexander, another 
old colonial building on the south 
end of his large lot. For some time 
the Harbison place was the home 
of Mr. Morgan Vance, who married 
Susan Thompson, daughter of Coh 
Geo. C. Thompson and grand- 
daughter of Col. Geo. Thompson, 
who at one time owned nearly ten 
thousand acres of fine land in Mer- 
cer County. Dr. Ap. Vance is a son 

of Miorgan Vance. CoL Geo. 
Thompson at his home place in the 
county entertained in almost 

royal style. His son, William 
Thompson, built a fine gothic 
dwelling of 30 rooms on the old 
homestead, and this was after- 
wards the home of Col. J. P. 
Chinn. It burned some years ago. 

In the northern limits of our 
town stands another colonial brick 
building about a hundred years 
of age. It was built by Judge Jno. 
L. Bridges, who married a daugh- 
ter of Governor John Adair, and 
who was for over a third of a cen- 
tury Judge of the Mercer Circuit 
Court. It was for a very long 
while owned bytheBurford fam- 
ily, afterwards by Dr. Chas. H. 
Spilman, and now by Mr. Joseph 
Vaught. 

The interesting colonial build- 
ing now occupied by Dr. W. 
P. Harvey, was built at an early 
date (near 100 years ago) by Hon. 
John B. Thompson, father of the 
sometime gifted Senator John B. 
Thompson. Adjoining this prop- 
erty is that of Mr. A. G. Woods, 
formerly owned by his father, 
Archibald Woods, who was also 
the ancestor of Harrodsburg's 
poet laureate and literateur, Mr. 



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Henry Cleveland Woods. This 
brick dwelling is more than three- 
quarters of a century old. It 
stands within fifty yards of the 
site on which the five or six cabins 
were built by Harrod's Company 
in 1774. The land of Archibald 
Woods embraced many acres in 
that portion of the town, including 
the site where Harrod's Company 
first encamped and built their 
cabins as the nucleus of Ken- 
tucky's First Settlement. 



Harrodsburg has other iwrnei 
of historic value by reason of a^ 
sociation with important person 
ages and events; but, in my lin 
ited time, I have confined mysel 
to those I consider most conspie 
uous. 

I close with the earnest prayei 
that we learn to prize and treas^ 
ure more the wealth of historic 
material and association whick 
fortune has so generously be- 
queathed to our ''Old Town.'' 




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A BRIEF SKETCH 

OF 

MRS. DE NEVARRO 

OF ENGLAND 

(Nee MARY ANDERSON, the Actress) 

BY 

MRS. ELLA HUTCHISON ELLWANGER. 



A 



MRS. DE NEVARRO (NEE "OUR MARY"). 



AS FRANKFORTERS KNEW MARY ANDERSON 

By Ella Hutchison Ellwangeb. 



"Witli the production of Hich- 

ens' ** Garden of Allah/' and the 

return of Mary Anderson to this 

country to colaborate with the 

anthor in staging this wonderful 

production, the old theatregoers 

of Frankfort have forgotten to 

discuss the new, frothy plays of 

today and their minds have 

turned back to the day when the 

*^01d Major Hall,'* a dingy 

cramped amusement place, was 

toaown to all the habitues of the 

little Capital of Frankfort as the 

''opera house,'* 

This house, remodeled again 
and again, is still intact and has 
a glory all its own, for did not 
Mary Anderson, ''Our Mary," 
play here one blissful night — ^pass- 
ing from Louisville, I think, to 
Owensboro T 

A group of old ladies were dis- 
cussing her flying visit to America 
and lamenting that never again 
would they be able to see such an- 
other "Juliet," when one of the 
three softly opened the top 
drawer of a tall mahogany "high- 
boy" and drew from it a box of 
souvenirs of days of auld lang 
syne. 

I watched, curiously enough, 
while with reverent and shaking 
fingers she laid on the table a lock 
of downy hair tied with a faded 



blue ribbon ; then a tiny white sock 
and a baby's lace yoke made of 
rolled and whipped puffing and 
lace insertion; then came a tiny, 
yellow baby cap and at the bottom 
of the box was a yellow and 
cracked hand-bill. This with 
careful fingers and with a reminis- 
cent smile playing about the cor- 
ners of her mouth, she spread out 
before the three pairs of curious 
eyes. 

Then, bless their hearts, those 
three dear old women all gabbled 
at once. One remembered this 
thing, and didn't the others! 
When I could I got the bill and 
found it was issued by a Mr. Hall, 
who was the lessee of the "opera 
house" at that time, and who had 
issued this small hand-bill written 
in the bombastic style of some 
forty years ago. 

"Our Mary" must have indeed 
been a sweet and charming 
"Juliet." Between the three 
women I gathered that she wore 
her hair in very girlish fashion, 
that of hanging down her back 
and tied from her face with a 
white ribbon. The white satin 
dress was "borrowed" from her 
very dear friend, Mrs. Bacheal 
Macauley, the wife of Mr. Barney 
Macauley, who gave her her first 



fUgtotor «f Um KMMMckjr StMa HtatorfeaJ SMidy. 



opportmiity of appeariDg before 
a Louisville andience. 

This appearuice in tbe old Ua- 
canley Theater in Louisville was 
Maiy Anderson's first appear- 
ance on any stage uid that, too, 
with only one rehearsat This 
wonld not have been so bad bad 
tbe rest of tbe cast been letter 
perfect. Bnt the cast was a local 



one and eyed the yonng tragedy 
qneen with ill-concealed sanies 
and frivolous remarks. 

The following may give cui ides 
of the bombastic criticisms of tha! 
day and generation, a crit;icisni 
that wonld bring forth screaxxis of 
langhter in the down-fx»-<late 
newspapers of today: 



M 



"OUR MARY" ANDERSON. 
(Crowned In Louisville.) 



THE 




PLAY. 



c< 



THB PLAY'S THB THING' '—/SAairefirpeare. 



PUBLISHED BY THOMAS A. HALL. 



EASTER HOLIDAYS. 



Mr. T. A. Hall respectfully announces 
tb.e Appearance in this city of the 

Touththlsmd Distingnisb^d TragedieDne 

MISS 

MARY ANDERSON 

TVliose extraordinary powers have 

WON IMMEDIATE RECOGNITION. 

From thronged and brilliant audiences, and 
gained most enthusiastic praise from 
the ablest critics 

' WHEREVER SHE HAS APPEARED. 

M]i88 Andenson's career has been quite 
phenomenal. The annals of the stage cer- 
tainly present no other case where a girl 
of tender years, trained in the comparative 
seclusion of a beautiful home, has suddenly 
grasped the ihighest honors of the stage, 
and in an experience of but a few months, 
been classed by able critics with such ar- 
tistes as Fanny Kemble, Julia Dean, and 
Charlotte Cushman. 



PAULINE, 

In Lord Lytton's famous and most popu- 
lar play, the ''Lady of Lyons, or Love and 
Pride/' is regarded as one of Miss Ander- 
son's most finished and beautiful (persona- 
tions. Her years, her queenly presence and 
graceful bearing, specially fitting her to 
represent the proud beauty of Bulwer's im- 
passioned love story. 



MARY ANDERSON. 
This young lady who has won a large 
celebrity in a stage experience of lefis than 
two years, was bom in Sacramento, Cal., 
in October, 1859, and is consequently but 
seventeen years old. This seems almost 
incredible in view of her admiraible rendi- 
tion of such characters as Lady Macbeth 
and Meg Merrilles. Her parents removed to 
Louisville, Ky., when she was almost a bab^. 
She comes of excellent family, both of her 
parents being persons of high culture. Her 
father died several years ago, and hef* 
mother married Dr. Hamilton Griffin, a phy- 
sician of considerable standing in Louisville, 
and* belonging to a family known through- 
out Kentucky for fine literary tastes. At 
a very early age she could recite passages 
from Shakespeare, and seemed pftrtlcularly 
fond of Richard the Tihird. When she first 
formed the intention of going upon the stage 
this was tbe character she wished to appear 
in, but she was persuaded not to do so by 
her friends. Miss Anderson made her de- 
but, as Juliet, inLouisville, on the evening 
of the 27th of November, 1875, and was im- 
mediately extended' an engagement by Mr. 
Miacauley, the well-known manager of the 
Opera House. Her career since that time 
has been one of unchecked success, and she 
has appeared in several of the larger 
southern and western theatres. In disposi- 
tion is singularly kind and lovable. Her 



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greatest delight is sunshine and the open 
air. When at home she walktf out in all 
sorts of weather, never carrying protection 
against sun and seldom any against rain. 
As a student in studying her parts her 
methods are peculiar. She is perfectly 
familiar with Shakespeare's^ contempora- 
ries, and is well up in the writings of 
Dante, Homer and Plutarch. In Plutarch's 

Lives she takes special delight, and 
as a pastime loves to go through Homer's 
Iliad, and trace where Shakespeare and 
Schiller obtained many of their most vital 
ideas and some of their most catchy sen- 
tences. The works of these writers she 
constantly carries with her. A copy of thd 
Iliad she uses is a curiosity in the way of 
marginal notes, giving the play, the part, 
and even the circumstances by which the 
lines have been transferred by some other 
writer, and pointing out the changes made 
to cover the same. In the parlor Miss 
Anderson is exceedingly simple and modest 
in her manner; having neither aftectation 
nor falsely assumed reserve. She is con- 
stantly acompanied by her mother, in whose 
advice she places her whole confidence. Her 
stepfather attends to her business and 
leaves her entirely tree to study. Her first 
question to her mother on aalsing is 
"Motiier what do the papers say of my 
acting last night?" but she never reads 
them herself unless the criticism contains 
som^ remark of unusual significance. She 
seems unconscious of her fast advancing 
fame and studies with great assiduity. — 
Washington Star. 



'^he Nation" alludes in the following 



terms to the appearance of Miiss Marx 

Anderson in Washington. 
Her acting was simply marvelous witk 

here and there, but rarely, a deflection. &t 
reached the fullness of every opportunitr 
in speech, in gesture, and action. Her in* 
passioned prayer, the interruption, tlie greet- 
ing of her lover, were marked with, a power 
totally beyond her years, and 'wiiicli, cer- 
tainly, when she has become recognized as 
a great actress, she cannot expect to ex- 
cel. The confession of her love was a bit 
of sweet acting that few, after seeing H«c- 
beth or her Meg Merrilles, could expect. 
The richness of her lower tones, usually 
shown in entreaty, was heard with fine ef- 
fect in the last act In the role of Berthe, 
we can safely say Miss Anderson has 
achieved another triumph, of equal quality 
to those secured as Meg Merrilles and Lady 
Macbeth, without another look to her fast 
increasing repertoire, three of the grandest 
roles of the drama now in existence. 

As this is probably the last criticism^ or 

review of Miss Anderson that we shall givs 

this season, we deem it proper to say, tbat 

unbiased by the seeming flattering notices 

given by our exchanges, we have from the 

night of witnessing her first performance 

been actuated by a sense of justice to the 

patrons at the stage and to the stage itselt 

and while not picking up every trifling flaw 

and growling about it, we have at the same 

time been on the lookout for the dangers 

of "gush." Both 'have been avoided, and 

our conclusion is that Mary Anderson, is 

already a great and careful actress, not in 

the very highest polish, but of sufficient 

merit to place her beside the great ChtJ* 

lotte Cushman, with probabilities out* 
stripping the triumph of even that unei* 
celled tragedienne. 



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MISS MARY ANDERSON 

Will appear at 
MAJOR HALL FRANKFORT 
>Vi£DNeSOAY EVENING, APRIL 4th, 
In her admired personation of 
PAULINE, 
In Xjord I>7tton'B brilliant and favorite Qve- 
act plar, entitled the 

LADY OF LYONS 

OR, LOVE AND PRmE. 

Tb.e cast Including all the prominent artists 

of the Company- 



She will appear at 

MAY'S HALL, £LIZ ABETHTO WN 

THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL Sth, 

Aa PAULINE In 

THE LADY OF LYONS 

The sale of seats will commence In each 
Clt7 one week in advance. 

The character pictures of Miss Haiy 
Anderson, prepared by "Mora," the dlstln- 
sulshed New York artlet, are beautiful 
Bpecimens of photographic art A limited 
number of copies will be placed on sate In 
advance of Miss Anderson's appearance. 

Mlas Anderson will ^a supported bjr a 
company of excellent artlabs. 

Lady Macbeth of Miss Mary Anderaen. 

It was pleasant to And last nigbt that 
Witt Mary Anderson's I^dy UaiCbeth waa 
■11 that we had anticipated, and more. The 
ictlns of this gifted lady In "Romeo and 
JuUet," In "Guy Manuerlns" and "Btradne" 
had pr^ared her audience for a BuccMsfhl 
rendering of a more exacting character, ttnt 
thej could not have expected ttie dlstinct- 



Bcss and definiteneea of inception, and 
sustained power, which mark, Miss Asder- 
Bon's rendering of the part in whlcAL the 
Queens of the Stase have won the rarest 
laurels. 

From the moment that M^lfis Anderson aiff- 
peared upon the stage, last night, she bad 
entire command of the audience. Winning 
enough. In gracious beauty, to hold the 
heart of & sterner man than Mr. Boniface's 
Macbeth. 

The acting and declamation of Miss An- 
derson were superb. It was the height of 
art to allow paBsIonate love misdirected to 
gleam through the chinks of her ambitious 
plotting. The Lady Macbeth of Miss An- 
derson Is womanly even In Its excesses. 
Even as thoughts of her children flit 
across her mind a« she screws Macbeth's 
courage to the striking point, so In Dun- 
can's chamber she reoalls an earlier tl^~ 

"Had he not resembled 
My father as he slept, I had done It" 

At the close of the second act Miss An- 
derson was called before the curtain. The 
third act was splendidly played. AtUred 
In royal robes, with the flawing diadem 
upon her shapely head, lAdy Macbeth has 
reached the towering h^eht to which she 
aspired. Tet Is she saddened by Ae thought 
that Macbeth Is 111 at ease. More murders 
must ensue; Msfibeth, familiar with blood, 
contrives the aseaaelnatlon of Banquo. In 
this he needs no urging. Nay, he fears per- 
haps dissuasion, for he bids his wife be 
Innocent of the knowledge of what Is In- 
tended, until she may "applaud l!he deed." 
It was a wonderfully realistic picture. I^y 
Macbeth, with smiling face, solicitous for 
the comfort of her friends, still casts anx- 
ious glances at perturbed Macbeth. She 
Is 111 at ease; and (he audience know It, 



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thought her friends do not. Vainly she at- 
tempts to conceal or explain away her lord's 
inflrmity. For him, exhortation and en- 
treaty; for the wondering nohles, the sug- 
gestion that if they note him, they ehall 
extend (his passion. It is more than even 
she can compass. Half-crazed with anguish, 
she bids the peers go; and then, heart- 
broken, crushed by contending emotions, 
she fell with an agonizing shriek at the feet 
of him for whom f^e dared so much, turn- 
ing to him, even in that supreme moment. 



a face lighted up and glorified i>y love. 
Genius alone can inspire acting at once eo 
natural and so aftecting. As the cortain 
fell there wafi a moment of breathes silence* 
followed by deafening applause, which, waft 
redoubled as the fair player bowed her ac- 
knowledgments The soUloquy in the fourth 
act, admirably as it was delivered, was com- 
monplace in com(parison with the sopei^ 
acting at the banquet That single ecene 
was enough to establish a reputation. — 
News and Courier. 



How many other yellowing pro- 
gi'ammes are hidden away in 
boxes with other precious souve- 
nirs in Frankfort, I wonder? 

When one thinks of the age of 
the young actress; her determina- 
tion to make a reputation on the 
stage, the meager help she re- 
ceived, the stinging criticisms she 
had to endure, one wonders, while 
admiring the efforts, how she had 
the courage in the face of it all to 
go on. Seventeen! A child almost, 
and one who had but just left the 
high walls of a convent. It makes 
one subscribe to the statement: 
'^That genius is the capacity for 
taking pains.** 

It is the early struggle and the 
early success and the early life 
work of ^^Our Mary'* that is most 
interesting to theatregoers and 
the lovers of genius. Later life with 
its success and adulation does 
not bring the same thrill to either 
the performer or to the lookers 
on. It is the struggle, the ob- 
stacles surmounted that appeal to 
human nature and the best in us, 
and make us take heart of grace 



and in the very face of defeat to 
snatch victory. 

So, in this short sketch a few of 
this wonderful woman's early 
trials and early work will be 
given. The successful years we 
know of. Her recent visit to this 
country for the purpose of colab- 
orating with Hichens for the 
dramatization of the ^'Garden of 
Allah" is still being talked of in 
theatrical circles, and her still 
more recent determination to visit 
Ireland and assist in dramatizing 
the Irish Folk Plays has revived 
the talk that Mrs. Antonio de Na- 
varro may be thus induced to re- 
turn to the stage. 

This famous woman, as most of 
us know, first saw the light of 
day in a small California town. 
Her mother, who married the man 
of her choice against the wishes 
of her parents, was but nineteen 
years of age and was so greatly 
distressed at the ugly, little red 
face of the little Mary Anderson, 
that to the consoling remark of 
the nurse that she would some day 
be very proud of her, was childish 




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enough to answer most emphati- 
cally, '^ never.'' 

Mrs, de Navarro's parents left 
Sacramento when she was quite a 
baby and wishing to be near some 
relative Mrs. Anderson located in 
Lioiiisville, Kentucky, to be near 
her brother-in-law, who was at 
that time a pastor of a small Ger- 
man congregation. Her parents 
bad not forgiven her for marrying 
against their wishes and she felt 
tbe need of a friend during the 
frequent absences of her husband 
in England. 

This uncle became the guardian 
of little ''Mamie" Anderson after 
her father's early death. 

It was at the age of twelve, 
when Dr. GriflBn, who had in his 
youth prided himself on his acting 
as an amateur, took down a vol- 
ume of Shakespeare, and said to 
the small and precocious Miss 
Anderson: ''I am going to read 
Hamlet to you." 

Only a few days after this she 
astonished the family by appear- 
ing before them enveloped in a 
large army cloak of Dr. Griflfin 
and scowling tremendously be- 
gan: 

"Angels and ministers of grace, defend us. 
Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damned." 

Her next performance was in 
the kitchen, before the small maid 
of all work. This maid, being 
duly impressed slipped out to call 
lier ''ma" and Dr. GriflSn, who 
was the family critic. 

This time it was the fourth act 
of the Lady of Lyons and Dr. 
GriflBn clapped his hands and 
called out: 



''Bravo, you'll make a good 
actress some day." 

It was after many years <>t 
labor and no engagement seemed 
possible for the little stage-struck 
girl. Dr. Griffin, her step-father, 
at last appealed to Mr. John Mc- 
CuUough to give her an audience 
and tell them frankly what he 
thought of her chances. 

After behaving somewhat bear- 
ishly over the matter and warning 
the little girl he would unsparing- 
ly criticise her work, Mary An- 
derson went through the portico 
scene of "Eomeo and Juliet" for 
him. When she had finished his 
manner had changed and he spent 
several hours going through 
scenes with her from all she knew. 

After this her real and first 
chance of appearing on a Louis- 
ville stage came through her 
friend, Mr. ^Barney Macauley. 
Mr. Macauley 's wife was a fa- 
mous actress and both interested 
themselves in the young actress 
and gave her the chance of ap- 
pearing for the first time on any 
stage. 

In the serious illness of an 
actress who could not fill the lat- 
ter half of the week at Macauley 's 
Theatre, Mr. Macauley sent for 
Miss Anderson. 

' ' Could you act for me the night 
after tomorrow?" 

"Could she?" Here was her 
tide and she took it at the flood. 
With only one rehearsal Miss An- 
derson appeared the next night in 
borrowed, white satin gown, and 
played Juliet to a crowded Louis- 
ville house. 

Harsh criticisms followed. 



24 Rcflltter of tha Kentucky SUtt HIatarlcsl Seclaty. 

S'ellow actors were unkind and friends knew her, never once lost 

openly disdainful. Travel was her ideal and how high it was 

liot easy and debts grew. planted by her slender yonng 

In the face of it all, little hands is history — ^world's history. 
"Uamie" Anderson, as Louisville 



3C 



THE DUEL BETWEEN 
JOHN ROWAN 

AND 

DR. JAMES CHAMBERS 

BY 

J. STODDARD JOHNSTON. 



THE DUEL BETWEEN JOHN ROWAN AND DR. JAMES 

CHAMBERS. 



In the first half of the last cen- 
tury a great many duels were 
fought in Kentucky, the custom 
having been inherited from Vir- 
ginia, where, as in Great Britain, 
it had long prevailed. The par- 
ticipants were generally men of 
prominence in public life, not- 
withstanding the practice was 
condenmed by law, with heavy 
penalties attached, but rarely en- 
forced. The custom was only 
eradicated in Kentucky when the 
Constitution of 1850 went into ef- 
fect, which provided that any per- 
son who should directly or indi- 
rectly give or accept a challenge, 
or knowingly carry one, should be 
deprived of the right to hold any 
office of honor or profit. It also 
required all oflScers, before enter- 
ing upon their duties, to take an 
oath that they had not fought a 
duel, sent or accepted a challenge 
or acted as second in carrying one 
to fight a duel with any citizen of 
this State. Since then duelling in 
Kentucky has ceased, the Consti- 
tution of 1892 containing the same 
proTisions. 

It is not my purpose in this 
paper to say anything further 
upon the general subject, but to 



confine myself to the particulars 
of one of the first duels in Ken- 
tucky of general interest, and to 
correct many erroneous state- 
ments concerning it by giving, as 
succinctly as possible, the facts 
regarding it, which for more than 
a century have been incorrectly 
given. This was the duel between 
John Eowan and Dr. Jalnes 
Chambers. The generally ac- 
cepted account has been that the 
difficulty which occurred between 
the principals leading to the duel 
took place at Frankfort and was 
fought in that vicinity, the sec- 
onds of Judge Eowan being given 
as Joseph Hamilton Daviess and 
John Allen, his classmates. This 
account was very elaborately pre- 
sented in Harper's Magazine for 
August, 1860, by E. T. Coleman, 
the place and all particulars not 
according with the facts. In the 
Courier-Journal of November, 
1897, there appeared an article 
upon Daviess, in which the duel 
is stated to have been fought 
about 1797, and that Daviess 
was Eowan 's second. Thesfe 
statements, supplemented by 
many in intervening years, have 
never, as far as I have seen, been 



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corrected. Having recently 
come into possession of the facts 
as to the time, place and parties 
connected with the duel, I propose 
to give them as succinctly as the 
nature of the case will admit. 

The personal difficulty which 
led to the duel which was fought 
near Bardstown, occurred in that 
place on the night of January 
29th, 1801, and the duel was 
fought in that vicinity February 
3rd, the challenge having been 
sent by Dr. Chambers January 
31st. These facts, together with 
the particulars of the duel, I re- 
cently found ^1 a letter from 
Judge George M. Bibb, one of the 
most prominent Kentuckians of 
that day, the second of Judge 
Eowan, in the Palladium, a week- 
ly published in Frankfort in the 
following spring. It being dif- 
ficult to condense the facts ante- 
cedent to the duel I have deemed 
it best to give the letter so far as 
it relates to the essential points, 
in full: 

Letteb Fbom Judge Bibb. 

To the Editor of the Palladium; 

Sir: 

For the benefit of those who 
loving truth have been, or might 
be misled by the many false re- 
ports which have been industri- 
ously circulated respecting a duel 
between 'Dr. Chambers, deceased, 
and Mr. Eowan, I request you tb 
publish this letter, together with 
the enclosed certificates, &c., re- 
ferred to herein. This publication 
would not have been made until 
the return of Major Bullock from 
New Orleans but for the manner 



in which the subject has beeli 
troduced into your paper of the' 
28th of April. For the causes ofj 
the quarrel between the Doctor 
and Mr. Bowan, I refer to the 
certificates marked No. 1 and 2, ai 
also the copies of the Doctor's 
letter No. 3. 

On the 1st of February Mr. 
Eowan and myself returned from 
Bullitt County, I not imtil late in 
the evening where we had been 
the preceding week. The next 
morning Mr. Eowan showed me 
a note from Dr. Chambers of the 
31st of January, requesting Mr. 
Eowan to make known his time 
and place of meeting, as well as 
his friend's name, to which he re- 
turned an answer the same day 
by me, as his friend, appointing 
the next morning as also a place. 
In the evening of the 2nd of Feb- 
ruary Major Bullock and myself 
met at Mr. Wilson's tavern where 
we had a conversation in which 
Major Bullock expressed a desire 
that an accommodation to the 
satisfaction of both might be 
reached. I supposed that could 
not be unless the Doctor would 
withdraw his note of the 31st of 
January. We then had some con- 
versation about the manner of 
firing. Major Bullock proposed 
that they should aim and fire by 
the word, I that tBey should stand 
with their backs toward each 
other, in that position wait for the 
word, then face and fire at pleas- 
ure. Nothing of distance was 
proposed on that evening, bBt 
that and the manner of firing vras 
postponed, to be agreed on in the 
morning. 



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II. Accordingly, when the 
parties alighted from their horses, 
Major Bullock and myself were 
apart from the Doctor and Mr. 
Roi«ran, to agree upon the subjects 
postponed from the preceding 
evening'. Major Bullock again 
Bi>oke of an endeavor to accom- 
modate the difference. I still 
tlaonght it could not be made un- 
less the Doctor's note should be 
withdrawn, to which the Major 
wonld not assent. The distance 
was then mentioned. Major Bul- 
lock said he supposed the usual 
distance; I requested him to men- 
tion it ; he said ten steps, to which 
I agreed immediately, but said he 
might add two steps, which he not 
choosing to do, the distance re- 
mained as agreed upon. We then 
agreed they should, at that dis- 
tance, stand with their backs, each 
toward the other, and wait for the 
word **fire;" after which they 
should face and fire when they 
pleased. To prevent doubt it was 
particularly mentioned and 
agreed, that each might hold his 
pistol as he pleased, and use in 
firing one or both hands. No 
other propositions than these, as 
to distance or firing, were made or 
signified to me, and these at such 
a distance, and in such a voice that 
I do not hesitate to say that they 
were not heard by the Doctor or 
Mr. Eowan. The Doctor and Mr. 
Bowan had rode out in their great 
coats, which they took off before 
the pistols were handed to them. 
As agreed upon they fired, each 
long after they had faced, Mr. 
Rowan first and then the Doctor. 
Mr. Bowan rested his pistol on his 



left hand— the Doctor his on the 
left arm above the elbow. The de- 
liberate and long aim of each 
prompted each of their friends to 
ask, if they were hurt. Dr. Cham- 
bers said first ^' No,'' Mr. Eowan 
also said ''I am not," to which the 
Doctor replied, ''I am sorry for 
it;" Mr. Eowan said ''WeU, try it 
again," the Doctor said, 
'* Agreed." 

As agreed upon from the first 
they fired the second round, the 
Doctor first, the interval between 
their fires just distinguishable, 
and shorter than before, each rest- 
ing his pistol as formerly and tak- 
mg deliberate aim. The Doctor 
fell. Major Bullock and myself 
ran to his assistance. We 
searched, but searched too low for 
the wound. The Doctor was un- 
able to tell us, not knowing where. 
Major Bullock then opened the 
Doctor's waistcoat, raised his 
left arm and found it. I saw the 
wound. But little blood had 
issued. I went to Mr. Eowan and 
told him I thought the wound was 
mortal; he answered *'I am 
sorry," and going to the Doctor 
he said he supposed there was no 
further use for him. Major Bul- 
lock replied, *^No." Mr. Eowan 
was going, but turning to the Doc- 
tor, with the pledge of his, Mr. 
Eowan 's honor to serve him, and 
offered to send his carriage fo^ 
the Doctor. Major Bullock had 
bound up the wound and was sup- 
porting him. The Doctor was 
restless and requested me to ex- 
tend his left leg and unbound the 
joint of the knee, in doing which 
my head was near that of Major 



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Bullock's, which opportunity he 
took of requesting me to go to 
town and tell Mr. Caldwell to send 
for the Doctor. I hastened to my 
horse and on him was passing to 
see the Doctor. Major Bullock 
desired me to hasten. Mr. Cald- 
well was absent from the town. I 
informed Mr. McClean of my busi- 
ness. The news spread and the 
whole town was in haste to see the 
Doctor. I returned as soon as 
possible with Doctor Chapieze. 

In the interview at Mr. Eowan's 
house a few hours after we had 
parted from the Doctor, Mr. 
Eowan observed that Major Bul- 
lock had taken whiffs at his words 
to the Doctor when wounded, for 
which he was sorry and they were 
spoken without any intention of 
giving offense, under the impres- 
sion that having been called there 
to satisfy the Doctor, it was 
proper to have his leave to depart, 
not judging the wound would 
prove so quickly mortal. Major 
Bullock told me he thought Mr. 
Bowan was wrong. I then told 
the Major of what Mr. Eowan had 
said, in the interview above, of his 
answer to my telling him of the 
wound and mentioned his last 
words to the Doctor, which 
seemed to change the Major's 
opinion, but he still expected Mr. 
Eowan to mention the subject. 
When I saw Mr. Eowan next he 
had discussed with the Major 
and satisfied him completely, of 
which had I doubted Major Bul- 
lock's conduct to Mr. Eowan 
would have been ample proof. 

Major Bullock never sent any 
challenge to Mr. Eowan by me. 



Whether it be criminal in men to 
suffer their prejudices and pas- 
sions to gain ascendency over 
their reason or judgment, I have 
not leisure to discuss. But, Mr. 
Printer, I believe, had the enemies 
of Mr. Eowan opposed to their 
prejudices a small exertion of 
reason and dispassionate inquiry 
about this unfortunate single com- 
bat, the certificates on that subject 
would not have differed from 
those I herewith transmit to you, 
marked No. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, ex- 
cept that some of them would have 
been rendered unnecessary. For 
myself I say they fought bravely 
and honestly. The wound was in 
the left side, so that the arm, if 
suffered to hang at ease would 
have covered it. And here let me 
refer to a certified copy of the 
inquisition marked No. 10, and 
also to the certificates marked No. 
11, 12 and 13. These it is hoped, 
Mr. Printer, will wipe the stain 
from the honor of the deceased, 
which the report of his having 
been shot in the back would seem 
to impart and which he so little 
deserved. 

And now Sir, through this me- 
dium, I beg forgiveness of the real 
friends of the deceased. Should 
this remind them of his brave, yet 
modest and unassuming worth, 
renew their sorrows, let me plead 
the sacred majesty of truth, the 
respect due the sacred memory of 
the dead, and the importance of 
his good name to the livmg'. 
Counting myself in the number of 
his friends, it is a pleasure I say, 
we never had a single jar and with 
consolation I remember, after he 



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was seaisible of death's approach, 
my Iiaxids administered drink at 
his request and my ears heard him 
express it. 

Your fellow citizen, 

Geobgb M. Bibb. 
Bardstown, May, 1801. 

The certificates referred to in 
the foregoing letter are too long 
to be inserted here. The main 
facts established by them are, 
first, as to the time and circum- 
stances of the personal diflSculty 
between the principals which led 
to the challenge. The common 
version has been that Mr. Eowan 
and Dr. Chambers had been en- 
gaged with two others in a game 
of whist when the former having 
said something oflfensive to Dr. 
Chambers the latter rejoined 
sharply, causing Mr. Eowan to 
reply in such harsh terms as led 
Br. Chambers to send e^ challenge 
which resulted in his death. As 
previously stated, the incident is 
said to have occurred at Frank- 
fort, but the letter of Judge Bibb 
and the certificates cited in it show 
that it took place in Bardstown at 
night, in a room at McLean's 
tavern, in which a game of whist 
Was also going on between four 
persons, but that Mr. Eowan and 
Dr. Chambers were engaged in a 
game known by its French name. 
Vingt-un, once popular in Ken- 
tucky within the memory of many 
living, but of late years quite out 
of fashion. It was a convivial 
gathering and beverages frequent, 
teing chiefly of ale of strong 
quality, in which both Eowan and 
Chambers indulged freely. The 



first evidence which those at the 
other table observed induced the 
belief that it was a harmless ex- 
change of epithets until blows fol- 
lowed and Chambers said that he 
would challenge Eowan and if he 
did not fight he would publish him 
as a coward in every gazette in the 
State. This specific statement is 
from the certificate of Thomas 
Hubbard, one of the persons at 
the other table. It will be ob- 
served that just after the occur- 
rence Mr. Bibb states that he and 
Mr. Eowan went to Bullitt County, 
which adjoins Nelson, of which 
Bardstown is the county seat, re- 
turning on the 1st of February, 
and next morning the challenge of 
Dr. Chambers was recoived, and 
the duel fought on the 3rd. 

The communication' of Judge 
Bibb which I have given, accom- 
panied by the statements of 
others cognizant of the salient 
facts preceding the duel, is not 
only interesting as giving the 
only true history of the event, 
with the correct date and location 
of the duel, but is also valuable as 
giving to posterity the full details 
of the manner in which duels of 
that and succeeding days were 
conducted elsewhere in this coun- 
try and in Europe, the variation 
being in the choice of weapons, al- 
though pistols were the favorite 
weapons as compared with rifles 
and swords. It would be difficult 
to find a better description of a 
custom once so widely practiced, 
but now, fortunately, so complete- 
ly relegated to the past. 

There is one other feature of 
this historic incident which gives 



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to it individuality— a degree of 
special interest. They were all 
young, being between twenty-five 
and thirty. Less is known of Dr. 
Chambers than of the other three, 
owing to the fact that the others 
achieved reputations from their 
prolonged lives. He was a phy- 
sician of high standing in the com- 
munity and socially also, having 
married the daughter of Benja- 
min Sebastian, a gentleman of 
English birth who came to Louis- 
ville at an early day and was one 
of the first Judges of the Court of 
Appeals. The most prominent 
among the other three may be 
said to have been Judge Bibb, a 
Virginian, bom in 1776, and a 
graduate of both Hampden Sid- 
ney and of William and Mary Col- 
leges, moving to Lexington in 1796, 
where he began the" practice of 
law. In 1808 he was appointed 
Judge of the Court of Appeals 
and in the following year Chief 
Justice. Eesigning in 1810 he was 
appointed in 1827 Chief Justice 
for the second time, but resigned 
the following year. He was twice 
elected U. S. Senator, first in 1811, 
resigning in 1814, and secondly in 
1829, serving the full term of six 
years. From 1833 to 1844 he was 
Chancellor of the Louisville Chan- 
cery Court, but in the latter year 
resigned to become secretary if 
the U. S. Treasury, serving the 
term of four years. He died April 
14, 1859. 

John Eowan, the surviving prin- 
cipal in the duel, was older than 
Judge Bibb, having been bom in 
Pennsylvania in 1773. In 1783 
his father, who was a Bevolution- 



ary soldier, settled in Louisville, 
resumed his ' education in the 
higher branches in a classical 
school in Bardstown, kept by I>r, 
Priestly. He was admitted to the 
bar in 1795, and begMi the prac- 
tice of law in Lexington. He was 
a member of the Convention 
which formed the Constitution of 
1799, appointed Secretary of 
State in 1804, and in 1805 elected 
to Congress. After serving sev- 
eral terms in the Legislature, he 
was appointed Judge of the Court 
of Appeals. In JL824 he was 
elected to the United States Sen- 
ate and served the full term. 
This was his last elective oflBce, 
his only other public service being 
that of Commissioner to adjust the 
Claims of citizens of the United 
States against Mexico. Ill health 
restricted future public service 
and he died at his residence in 
Louisville, July 13th, 1843, in his 
seventieth year. 

The prominence attained in 
public life by two of the partici- 
pants in this famous duel is given 
here to show the mental calibre of 
those who took part in duels in 
Kentucky, and it may be said that 
instead of its being a drawback 
upon their promotion it was, on 
the contrary, a potent element of 
their success in life, especially in 
the political arena. If we scan 
the long list of duelists among 
KentucMans who rose to public 
positions of high grade. State and 
national, despite their participa- 
tion in the practice of duelling, we 
shall find that they constitute a 
very large majority over the vio- 
lators of the then existing laws 



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agmiist the practice. In view of 
such conditions what praise, com- 
mensurate with their valuable ser- 
vice both to the State and en- 
lightened civilization can we 
award to the members of our Con- 



stitutional Convention of 1850, 
who put an end to this relic of bar- 
barism by the prohibitory clause 
therein embodied? Esto per- 
petua. 

J. Stoddabd Johnston. 




THE STORY OF 
THREE GOVERNORS 



BY 



LAURIE J. BLAKELY 



COVINGTON. KENTUCKY 







k. 



THE STORY OF THREE GOVERNORS. 

By Laurie J. Blakely, Covington, Kentucky. 



The *' Fifty Years Since '^ 
stories of the war between the 
States deal only with the battles 
of the conflict, the newspapers 
seemingly overlooking, with rare 
exceptions, the efforts that were 
made to avert the beginning of 
hostilities, being overlooked or 
regarded as of slight interest be- 
cause of their failure — a failure 
that was inevitable when the bit- 
terness of the feeling engendered 
by the movements of the Abo- 
litionists under the lead of Wil- 
liam Lloyd Garrison and Wendell 
Phillips, and accentuated by the 
John Brown raid on Harper's 
Ferry, is considered. 

Yet the stories of efforts made 
by men in public life, to the north 
and to the south of Mason and 
Dixon's line are of the greatest 
interest, and Kentucky— unique in 
all things — occupies a foremost 
place in the story of an anxious 
and a sincere desire to restore 
fraternal relations not only be- 
tween tile states of the States o-f 
the North but between all sec- 
tions and the Federal Union. The 
initiative in the Story of Three 
Ctovemors was taken by Gover- 
nor MagoflSn, of Kentucky, in the 



early weeks of 1861. On his invi- 
tation three Qt)vemors — ^Morton, 
of Indiana; Dennison, of Ohio, 
and himself, of Kentucky, were to 
meet at the old Spencer House, in 
Cincinnati, on April 30, 1861, 
there to devise ways and means to 
stay the certainty of hostilities 
and *Ho bring about a truce be- 
tween the general government and 
the seceded states until the meet- 
ing of Congress in extraordinary 
session. *' One of the strange fea- 
tures of the story is in the ready 
acquiescence of Governor Morton 
with, however, a speedy change of 
views and declination to take part 
in the conference which, in the be- 
ginning, had met with his hearty 
concurrence. 

On April 24, 1861, Governor 
MagoflSn called the Legislature of 
Kentucky in extra session. In his 
call he cited the fact that the Fed- 
eral government was bent on 
prosecuting a war on the seceded 
states and that it was the first 
duty of Kentucky to place herself 
in a position of complete defense 
against invasion. He declared 
that it was useless ''to longer re- 
fuse to recognize the fact that the 
American Union is dissolved.*' 



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In his opinion the determination 
of the United States to invade the 
seceded states wonld involve ^^tbe 
nnlimited slaughter of their citi- 
zens/' and one of tiie questions 
he submitted to the Legislature 
was: ^^ Shall she (Kentucky) de- 
clare her own independence and 
prepare, single handed, to mmn- 
tain itf He reported that an ap- 
peal to the banks of the State had 
met with generous response and 
that with the funds provided, he 
had *^ employed every resource at 
his command to supply the State 
with the necessary means of de- 
fense/' He recommended to the 
Legislature that it provide means 
for repayment of the loans and 
submitted his correspondence 
with Secretary of War Cameron 
and with Governors Morton and 
Dennison. 

The first of the series was a 
dispatch from Secretary Camer- 
on, dated April 15, 1861, notifying 
Governor MagoflSn that a call had 
been made on Kentucky for four 
regiments of militia. To that, 
Governor Magoffin answered : 
*^Your dispatch received. In an- 
swer I say, emphatically, that 
Kentucky will furnish no troops 
for the wicked purpose of subdu- 
ing her sister Southern States.'' 

Then follows a communication 
from Governor Dennison, pre- 
sented to Governor Magoffin by 
the late Judge Thomas M. Key, of 
the Superior Court bench of Cin- 
cinnati, and himself a Kentuckian, 
stating that the assurances which 
Judge Key would give of the ^ ^ sin- 
cere desire of the people of Ohio 
that nothing might occur to inter- 



rupt the kindly ft 
the people of the two States" 
were, also, his own sentiments and 
that Governor MagoflSn migbt 
fredy confer with Judge Key **in 
regard to the people along the 
common border and as to the 
proper means of removing aH ap- 
prehension of strife between 
thenu" 

Thereupon Governor MagoflSn 
asked Governor Dennison if he 
would co-operate with Kentucky 
in a proposition to the Federal 
government for peace by tiie Bor- 
der States, as mediators between 
the contending parties and added: 
**I have a' similar imderstanding 
with Governor Morton, of Indi- 
ana." In response. Governor 
Dennison designated Noah H. 
Swayne, a Virginian by birth, and 
later a Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United States, ap- 
pointed from Ohio, as his Ambas- 
sador and notified Governor Ma- 
goffin of the fact receiving in re- 
sponse a telegram from the latter 
stating that he would be glad to 
meet Colonel Swayne at the Spen- 
cer House, in Cincinnati, on the 
succeeding Tuesday, April 30, 
1861, and that he had taken the 
liberty of inviting Governor Mor- 
ton to attend the conference. That 
telegram was dated April 26, 1861. 
In response Governor Dennison 
expressed his gratification over 
the coming conference and also 
that Governor Morton had been 
invited. The next step in the ef- 
forts to maintain peace along the 
border, while the three Governors 
were acting as mediators between 
the Union and the Confederacy, is 



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shown by the following official 
letter from the Ambassador from 
Kentucky : 

^^Cincinnati, April 30, 1861. 
*'To the Honorable William 
Dennison, Governor of Ohio. 
Dear Sir: I have been commis- 
sioned by the Honorable Beriah 
Magoffin, IGovemor of Kentucky, 
to solicit the co-operation of the 
Honorable 0. P. Morton, Gover- 
nor of Indiana, and yourself in an 
effort to bring about a truce be- 
tween the general government and 
the seceded states imtil the meet- 
ing of Congress in extraordinary 
session in the hope that the action 
of that body may point the way 
to a peaceful solution of our na- 
tional troubles. I have the honor 
to be, very respectfully, 

'*Your obedient servant, 
*'T. L. Cbittenden. ' * 

The ways of peace, at that junc- 
ture, seemed broad and smooth, 
Governor Magoffin, in the mean- 
time, having received a letter 
from Governor Morton stating 
that he would ** unite in any effort 
for the restoration of the Union 
and peace which shall be constitu- 
tional and honorable to Indiana 
and the Federal government and 
will, if you appoint, meet you at 
Jeff ersonville tomorrow. ' * An- 
swering Governor Morton's let- 
ter. Governor Magoffin called 
attention to the fact that the con- 
ference had been arranged for the 
Spencer House, Cincinnati, and 
urged Governor Morton to attend 
the meeting. On April 26, Gover- 
nor Morton answered: **I will 
meet your Excellency at the 



Spencer House. I expect to meet 
you in person. '* For some reason, 
however, Governor Magoffin pre- 
ferred to conduct negotiations 
through his representative, Colo- 
nel Crittenden. But when the 
fatal April 30 came about Colonel 
Crittenden found neither the Gov- 
ernor of Ohio nor tlie Governor of 
Indiana at the Spencer House, as 
is evident from the fact that on 
that day he addressed a letter to 
Governor Morton in like terms 
with that addressed to Governor 
Dennison : 

** Cincinnati, April 30, 1861. 
''To Honorable 0. P. Morton, 

Governor of Indiana. 

''Dear Sir: I have been com- 
missioned by the Honorable B. 
Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky, 
to solicit the co-operation of your- 
self and the Honorable William 
Dennison, Governor of Ohio, in an 
effort to bring about a truce be- 
tween the general government 
and the seceded states until after 
the meeting of tHongress in 
extraordinary session in the hope 
that the action of that body may 
point out the way to peaceful so- 
lution of our national troubles. I 
have the honor to be very respect-^ 
fully, 

"Your obedient servant, 

"T. L. Chittenden. ** ^ 

Whether the Governors of Indi- 
ana and Ohio had been saying 
things to each other during the 
passage of the correspondence 
with the other Governor, or 
whether Secretary Cameron had 
heard of the proposed conference 
at the Spencer House, or whether 



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events were marching too rapidly 
and prevented Qt)vemor Morton 
and Governor Dennison from 
visiting Cincinnati, does not ap- 
pear. But the fact that Governor 
Dennison set himself about fur- 
nishing the quota of Ohio to the 
Federal armies, and that Gover- 
nor Morton, ignoring Colonel 
Crittenden's letter, addressed 
himself to Governor Magoffin di- 
rect, gives strength to the belief 
that the two Governors on the 
other side of the Ohio had taken 
later counsel with each other, or 
with Washington, on the subject. 
The letter of Governor Morton 
to Governor Magoffin while plain, 
forceful and direct, shows a sud- 
den conversion from the desire 
for peace to the desire for war. 
First listening to the suggestion 
of Governor Magoffin for a meet- 
ing of the three Governors in the 
interest of peace, and giving ap- 
parently cordial approval and 
hoping for the continuance of 
friendly relations between the 
three states. Governor Morton, 
on May 1, 1861, notified Governor 
Magoffin that: ''It becomes 
my duty to state that I do 
not recognize the right of any 
state to act as mediator between 
the Federal government and a re- 
bellious state." He declared his 
conviction and platform to be 
that: ''Kentucky a<nd Indiana 
were but integral parts of the 
Union and, as such, are subject to 
the government of the United 
States and bound to obey the re- 
quirements of the President 
issued in pursuance of his consti- 
tutional authority." He in- 



voked Kentucky "By all the 
sacred ties that bind us together 
to take her stand with Indiana 
promptly and efficiently on the 
side of the Union." In conclusion 
he said: 

"I take this occasion to renew 
the expression of my earnest de- 
sire that Kentucky remain in the 
Union and that the intimate per- 
sonal, social, political and com- 
mercial relations which exist be- 
tween her and Indiana may never 
be disturbed but be cemented and 
strengthened through all coming 
years. ' ' 

And that ended the proposed 
peace conference between the 
three Governors on the patriotic 
initiative of Governor Magoffin. 

The old Spencer House has 
many traditions endearing it to 
Cincinnatians of the olden time, 
and none so enduring as the tra- 
ditions of the days when it was the 
leading hotel of the West and the 
abiding place, when in Cincinnati, 
of the best blood and brain of the 
South in the days before the war; 
the hostelry of many romances 
and of a chef unexcelled. But not 
all the memories of the now aban- 
doned and dismantled Spencer 
House would have given it a name 
as enduring as would the meeting 
of the three Governors in further- 
ance of the effort of Governor Ma- 
goffin to bring about "a truce be- 
tween the general government and 
the seceded states.*' 

But things moved quickly in 
those days and the red light of 
desolating war overshadowed' the 
plans of Governor Magoffin — sub- 
sequently compelled to resign by 



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military pressure under orders 
from Washington. But his effort 
was none the less patriotic, earn- 
est and sincere, qualities made all 
the more apparent by the resig- 
nation demanded from him by an 
authority having no jurisdiction 



in the matter save that of force. 
The Story of the Three Governors 
is interesting, and all the more so 
because of suggestions of peace 
jubilees in 1915, or fifty years 
from Appomattox. 




IN THE HOLLOW OF HIS HAND 



BY 



MRS. W. LESUE COLUNS 



IN THE HOLLOW OF HIS HAND, 

By Mrs. W. Leslie Collins. 



About one hundred and eigh- 
teen years ago there lived in 
Franklin County, Ky., a well-to-do 
farmer named Bourne. His farm 
extended into the present adjoin- 
ing county of Anderson, which 
then formed a part of Woodford 

Coxmty. 

At that time civilization had 
not driven out all of the primitive 
denizens of the forests, and 
wolves, catamounts and panthers 
added the terrors of their pres- 
ence to the density of the wood, 
and ocasionally, impelled by hun- 
ger, they approached the scat- 
tered habitations of men to seize 
upon, and devour, all unprotected 
live stock — even if it was in the 
doorway of its sturdy owner who 
dared not venture out alone to the 
rescue; and the watch dogs would 
bark vociferously at a safe dis- 
tance from the fierce marauder, or 
would fly with drooping tails and 
frightened yelps to a convenient 
hiding place. 

Many a belated iiunter has 
quickened his footsteps as he felt 
his long hair almost rise from his 
neck on hearing the awful screams 
of a panther pierce the darkness, 
or the far-off howls of wolves that 



were perhaps on his trail. Often 
the soft patter of stealthy foot- 
falls greeted his ears, and often 
gleaming eyes stared at him from 
leafy hiding places. Often he was 
called upon to combat the owner 
of the fiery eyes, and not always 
was the hunter the victor; but 
Farmer Bourne never suffered 
from worse than a semi-occasional 
nocturnal visit from a hungry 
catamount to his pig pen or hen 
roost. 

Mr. Bourne and his excellent 
wife, with their large family of 
bright young children and well 
satisfied negroes, lived an indus- 
trious and happy life. But one 
day there happened an event that 
threatened to cloud their lives 
with sorrow. Their beautiful lit- 
tle daughter, Mary Ann, then six 
years of age, was the very light of 
their eyes. 

One afternoon Mr. Bourne sent 
one of his colored men into the ad- 
jacent wood to fell trees, and, 
after a while, unknown to anyone, 
little Mary Ann tied her little sun- 
bonnet over her fair curls, and ac- 
companied by her pet lamb, fol- 
lowed the man into the wood **to 
gather flowers,'* as she after- 
wards said, and fully expecting to 



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find the colored maa and return 
home with him; hat she did not 
find him, and^ in her search, wan- 
dered farther and farther into the 
forest imtil ahe became hopdesalj 
lost. 

The shades of eve were f aUii^ 
when Mrs. Bourne missed her fit- 
tie dan^ter and alarmed the 
household. Every nook and cor- 
ner of the home place nnderwent 
an nnsnccessfnl search; then the 
neighborhood was aroused, and 
the half frantic mother gathered 
her remaining children abont her 
and wept and prayed the long 
night through, while men and 
boys, with torches and dogs, 
scoured the snrroraiding forest. 
They found a few bunches of 
withered wild flowers, and a tuft 
of soft white wool on a thorn bush, 
but it was dawn before they found 
the Uttle child who was half sitting, 
half reclining against a tree, 
miles from home, sound asleep 
with her little sunbonnet drawn 
over her tear-stained face, and the 
bloody head of her pet lamb 
clasped tightly in her chubby 
arras. 

The overjoyed father clasped 
his child to his breast, and strong 
men wept tears of horror and 
sympathy when the child told the 
story of the bloody lamb's head, 
and the awful danger of which 
she was entirely ignorant. She 
told of how she was met in the 
darkness — which was dimly il- 
lumined by the straggling light of 
the moon — ^by several ''funny 
looking dogs,'* who sprang upon 



her poor little lastdb amd almost 
tore it to pieces brfore ber eyes. 
Then a ^'big eaf^^ eazne and drove 
the ''dogs'' away. In tbe strug- 
gle the lamb's head was torn en- 
tirely off, and ''the lag cat" dis- 
appeared with the gory, headless 
body. ThiM. the weeping- cMId 
took the bloody head of ber un- 
fortunate pet, and wandered on 
and on until weariness overcame 
her and she sank to rest in the 
place where she was found. 

Amid the weird night soonds of 
the untraeked forest, with the 
hooting of the owl in the tree 
above for a lullaby, the poor, 
tired child soon fdl asleep to 
awaken in the strong arms of her 
devoted father. 

Investigation proved the 

**funny looking dogs" to hare 
been wolves, a^l the "big cat" an 
American i)anther of the largest 
kind. 

Thus did God hold tiie child in 
the "hollow of his hand*' and no 
evil thing toudied her. 

There are many i>ersons now 
living in Franklin and Anderson 
counties, Kentucky, whose innme- 
diate ancestors joined in that 
memorable search. 

Mary Ann Bourne lived to tell 
her children and grandchildren 
about the perils of that night 
She was a remarkable woman and, 
about forty-eight years ago, met 
a remarkable death— poisoned by 
eating a catalpa blossom. She 
left many descendants, one of 
whom— a grandson— was the hus- 
band of the present writer. 



^^diHJ 



KENTUCKY TROOPS IN THE 

WAR OF 1812 



BY 



A. C. QUISENBERRY 



KENTUCKY TROOPS IN THE WAR OF 1812. 

By A. C. Q uisenberry. 



The centennial of the beginning 
of the War of 1812 has awakened 
a new and intense interest in that 
great struggle — our second war 
for independence. That Ken- 
tuckians should feel more than 
ordinarily interested in that im- 
portant war is only to be ex- 
pected, for it was a war that 
lasted nearly three years, in 
which we gained only five impor- 
tant victories on land, four of 
which — the seige of Fort Meigs, 
and the battles of Fort Stephen- 
son, the Thames, and New Or- 
leans, were won almost entirely 
by Kentuckians; who also con- 
tributed essentially to Perry's 
brilliant naval victory on Lake 
Erie. The history of the world's 
wars shows no more brilliant vic- 
tories achieved anywhere than 
those that were won by Ken- 
tuckians on the River Thames, in 
Canada, and at New Orleans. 

There has always been a ques- 
tion as to how many troops Ken- 
tucky furnished in the War of 
1812, and it is believed that this 
article settles that question with 
as close an approximation as it 
will ever be possible to attain — 
and the number is 25,010. These 



25,000 of our grandfathers were 
enrolled in four regiments of 
United States regular troops 
which were recruited entirely in 
Kentucky, and 36 regiments, 4 
battalions and 12 independent 
companies of Kentucky militia, 
including the organizations of 
spies, which would be called 
scouts today. 

The statement here given is 
based upon a roster published 
many years ago by the Adjutant 
General of the State of Kentucky 
(although a great deal of it was 
obtained from other sources), and 
gives each regiment or other 
organization, so far as is now 
known, that was furnished by the 
State, and names also the general 
and regimental and company of- 
ficers, and gives the actual 
strength (by count) of each regi- 
ment, battalion and company. 

Many of the officers are named 
two or more times, and it is also 
certain that many of the enlisted 
men served more than one enlist- 
ment, as the enlistments were for 
short term?, ranging from two to 
six months, for the militiamen. 
On the other hand, it has been 
found impossible to secure the 
names of more than a few of the 



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brigade and division staff officers, 
of whom there were certainly 
several hundred, among whom it 
is known that there were such men 
as John J. Crittenden, William T. 
Barry, George Walker, Charles 
A. Wickliffe, Joseph McDowell 
and Anthony Crockett; so, not- 
withstanding the duplications of 
names, the number of troops fur- 
nished by Kentucky in the War of 
1812, will remain at about 25,000. 
There appears to be good evi- 
dence that there were several regi- 
ments of Kentucky militia in the 
war, the rolls of which have been 
lost. For instance, there are still 
in existence a roll of the First 
Regiment of Kentucky Riflemen, 
and of the Third Regiment 
of Kentucky Riflemen, but there 
is no roll now in exist- 
ence of the Second Regiment of 
Kentucky Riflemen, which would 
have contained about 500 men. 
Among the spoils of the battle of 
the Thames was a British drum 
which General William Henry 
Harrison presented to a regiment 
of Kentucky militia; and that old 
drum may still be seen in the 
rooms of the Kentucky State His- 
torical Society, in the new Capitol 
building in Frankfort, with the 
following inscription in guilt let- 
ters upon it: ''Drum taken at the 
battle of the Thames and pre- 
sented to the Forty-second Regi- 
ment of Kentucky militia for turn- 
ing out more volunteers during 
the late war than any other regi- 
ment in Kentucky.'^ Yet there 
are now in existence the records 
of only thirty-six regiments of 
Kentucky militia in that war; so 



it seems that the rolls of at least 
six regiments have been lost 
There appears to have been a sys- 
tem of numbering the regiments, 
but it apparently has not de- 
scended to these times. 

Some of the regiments were 
very small. Callaway's regiment 
in the Thames campaign con- 
tained only 288 men. On the other 
hand, Richard M. Johnson's regi- 
ment in the same campaign (in- 
cluding Payne's company, which 
was attached to it) contained 1,437 
men, or enough for a brigade. 
Colonel William Dudley's regi- 
ment, a large part of which was 
destroyed at ** Dudley's Defeat," 
contained 1,297 men. 

The number of men (exclusive 
of general officers) furnished by 
Kentucky during each year of the 
war, was as follows: 

1811 96 

1812 11,114 

1813 8,793 

1814 4,156 

1815 834 

Total 24,993 

The census of 1810, immediate- 
ly preceding the War of 1812, gave 
Kentucky a white population of 
324,237, only about one-half of 
whom (162,118) were males; and 
of these it may be assumed that 
only about one-fifth (32,423) were 
of military age and condition; so 
it is seen that the young State 
sent about five out of every six of 
her fighting men into the war, 
where they made a record and a 
reputation that was not ap- 
proached by the troops of any 
other state in the Union. 



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The battle of Tippecanoe was 
fought seven months before the 
declaration of war, but it was as 
njuch an incident of the War of 
1812 as the battle of the Thames 
was. 

Already many thousands of 
Kentuckians are beginning to in- 
quire as to what part their grand- 
fathers atnd great-grandfathers 
took in the War of 1812, and it is 
hoped that the following facts 
may be of great utility, as well as 
of great interest to them. In the 
subjoined lists the troops are 
given in classes (infantry, 
mounted, dragoons, riflemen, etc.) 
and each class is arranged chrono- 
logically, according to the date 
that the regiment, or other organi- 
zation, was organized and mus- 
tered into the service. The roster 
now follows: 

UNITED STATES REGULARS. 

(1) Seventh Regiment, United States 

Infantry. 

Organized under the act of April 12, 
1808, and was recruited in Kentucky for 
the War of 1812. It was conEToUdated 
May 17, 1815, with the 2nd, 3rd and 44th 
regiments of infantry to form the present 
let Regiment of Infantry, United States 
Army. 

Field and Staff—Colonel William Rus- 
sell, Major George Gibson, John Nicks, and 
five other officers, etc. (30, including 
hand). 

let Company — Officers names not gtven. 
(51). 

2nd Company— Lieut. Elisha H. Hall. 
(51). 

Srd Company — ^Lieut. Theodorick B. 
Rice. (39). 

4th Company — ^Lieut. Narcisrsus Brontln, 



Ensigns John U. Carrlck, ESisha T. Hall. 
(101). 

5th Company — ^Ist Lieut. James S. Wade» 
2nd Lieut. Ethelred Taylor. (109.) 

6th Company — Capt. Uriah Blue, Lieuts. 
Jacob Miller, Michael McClelland, En- 
sign Thomas Blackstone. (107). 

7th Company — Capt. Richard Oldham, 
Lieut. Samuel Vail, Ensign Archibald 
Wilson. (110). 

8th Company — Capt. Alexander A. 
White, Lieut. Wm. Prosser. (99). 

9th Company — Capt. Carey Nicholas, 
Lieut. Elijah Montgomery, Encrign Andrew 
Ross. (117). 

10th Company— Capt. W. H. McClellan, 
Ensigns French H. Gay, Wilson Creed. 
(107). 

Total strength of the regiment, 907 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(2) Seventeenth Regiment, United States 

Infantry. 

Organized under the acts of January 11 
and June 26, 1812. Consolidated May 30, 
li814, with the 1st, 24th, 28th and 29th regi- 
ments of infantry to form the iiresent 3rd 
Regiment of Infantry, United States Army. 

Field and Staff— Col. Samuel Wells, 
Lieut-Colonels Wm. McMillan, George Todd, 
Majors Richard Davenport, George Croghan, 
Richard Oraham, Richard Oldham, etc. (17). 

let Company — Lieut. David L. Carney. 
(47). 

2nd Company — Capt. Henry CJrittenden, 
Lieut. James Blair. (72). 

3rd Company — Capt. Martin L. Hawkins, 
Lieut. Chas. Scott, Ehisign Wm. H. Fisher. 
(119). 

4th Company— Capt. B. W. Sanders, (Lieut 
Cyrus W. Baylor, Ensign Richard MitchelL 
(117). 

5th Company— -Capt. Caleb H. Holder. 
Ueuts. Chas. Mitchell, James Gray, Ensign 
Owen Evans. (107). 

6th Company — Capt Thos. T. Chinn, 
Lieut. Thos. Mountjoy, Ensign Mason Sew- 
ard. (135). 

7th Company— Caipt. Wm. I. Adair, Lieuts. 
James Hackley, Thos. Wu Hawkins, Ensign 
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Sth €k)mpany— Capt. David Holt, Ueuts. 
Joseph T. Taylor, George M. Beall, John 
Cochran. 

9th Company— €apt Harris H. Hickman* 
\Ueuts. James Hackley, Adam EX Hoffman, 
Gabriel T. Floyd. (121). 

The Historical Army llegister ehowe that 
the following officers (all Kentuckians) also 
served in the 17th Infantry during the War 
of 1812; Captains: Wm. Bradford, James 
Duncan, Jr., Robert EkLwards, Ri<!fhard High- 
tower, James Hunter, James Meade, Charles 
Query and Chas. Scott Todd (transferred 
to 28th Infantry). 1st. Lieutenants: Ben- 
jamin Desha, Meredith W. Fisher, Thos. 
Coleman Graves, Parry Hawkins, Benjamin 
Johnson, Philip King, Stephen Lee, Robert 
Logan, Thos. J. Overton, Alexander Robert- 
son. 2nd Lieutenants: Wm. M. Baylor, 
Samuel S. Berry, Thos. M. Buckley, Sam'l 
H. Craig, Joseph Duncan, Robt. W. Bwing, 
Ashton Garrett, John Hamilton, Philip 
King, Nimrod H. Moore, James Munday, 
Joshua Norvell, James Overton. John T. 
Redding, Edmund Qhipp, David TrimbW. 
3rd Lieutenants: Hubbard Berry, Wm. Eu- 
bank, Wm. Griffith, James Marshall, John 
Mershon, Thos. S. Morgan, Rice <L. Stewart, 
Reuben Taylor, Wm. Young. Ensigns: Tay- 
lor Berry, Richard K. Doyle, Anderson 
Evans, Gabriel J. Floyd, Robert G. Foster, 
Andrew Leeper, Jamee Liggett, Wm. Nelson, 
Buford Scrugigs, Philip Q. Shearer. The 
companies to which these officers were 
attached are not indicated. (56). 

Total strength of the regiment, 979 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(3) Twenty-Eighth' Regiment, United 
States Infantry. 

Organized under the act of January 29, 
1813. Consolidated May 17, 1815, with the 
let, 17th, 19th, 24th, and 29th regiments of 
infantry to form the present 3rd Regiment 
of Infantry, United States Army. 

Field and Staif— €ol. Thos. Dye Owings, 
Lieut. Ck>l. Anthony Butler, Majoris Wlm. 
Trigg and James Smiley, etc. (12). 

1st. Comipany-— Oapt. Johnston Megowan, 
Lleuts. Wm. H. Henry, Robt. B. Oook, Es- 
eigns Jonas iRhodes, William Adams. (114). 



2nd Company—- Oapt. George Stoc^kton, 
Ueuts. Thos. Bdmonson, Joseph P. Taylor, 
John Wyatt, James B. Findley, Snai^nti 
Richard Mitchell. (148). 

3rd Company — Capt. Nimrod H. Moore, 
Lieuts. John Trumbo, John Heddleson, 
Thos. Griffith, ETnsigns Chas. L. Harrison, 
WUlis N. Bayn. (127). 

4th Company— Capt. Jos. C. Belt, Lieuts. 
John C. Kouns, David G. Cowan, Bnslsn 
John Dawson. (124). 

5th Company— Lieut. Granville N. Love. 
(26). 

6th Company— ^Japt. Thos. L. Butler, 
Lieuts. Jas. Hickman, Rezin H. Gist, Thos. 

E. Boswell, Thos. Griffith, Daniel Conner, 
Overton W. Crockett, Bnsign Morgan H. 
Heard. (123). 

The above is evidently not a full roster, 
as there ishould be at least three more 
companies. The Historical Army Register 
shows that the following officers (all Ken- 
tuckians) also served in the 28th Infantry in 
the War of 1812. viz.: 

Captains: Henry Daniel, Jeptha Dudley, 
Henry C. Gist, John 'Mason, Benjamin 
Mosely, John Scott Todd. 1st Lieutenants: 
Joseph Clark, Wm. D. Haden, Hugh Innes, 
Matthew H. Jouett, Wm. Stewart, Robt. 
Stockton. 2nd Lieutenants: Thos. Berry, 
Daniel G. Brown, Willis N. Bryan, Wm. Or- 
lando Butler, John B. Clark, Peter Davis, 
Wilson P. Greenup, Charles Larned, James 

F. Moore, John OFallon, Richard Price, 
Philip S. Richardson. 3rd Lieutenants: 
BenJ. Bridges, Joseph Dawson, Robt. R. Hall. 
Carlisle Harrison, James Howerton, JoseiAi 
Madison, Richard Mitchell, James Nelson, 
Thos. P. Wagnon. Ensigns: Wm. Preston 
Smith Blair, Chas. L. Harrison, John Mc- 
Kenzie, John McNair, Rowland Madison. 
(38). 

Total strength of the regiment, as indi- 
cated above, 712; but it was probably 200 
more than that on a full muster. 

(4) Second Regiment, United States 

Riflemen, 
Organized under the act of February 10, 
1814, and disbanded at the close of the War 
of 1812. Six companies were enlisted In 



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Kentucky, or more than two-thirdB of the 
full Btreiigth of the regiment. No roster of 
the regiment is available, but the following 
of its principal ofticers were Kentuckians: 

Colonel Anthony Butler, Xi!eutenant-Col- 
onel George Croghan, Captains Robert 
Breckinridge, Benjamin Desha, James 
Hickman, Hugh Innes, Benjamin Johnson. 
John OiFallon. 

It is safe to assume that at least 500 of 
the soldiers of this regiment were Ken- 
tuckians. 

MliLITIA AND VOLUNTEERS. 

General Offlcert. 

General — Isaac Shelby, wlio took the field 
as commander-in-cfhief of the Kentucky 
mUitia in the Thames campaign, while Gov- 
ernor of Kentucky, but yielded the chief 
command to Gen. William Henry Harrison. 

(1.) 

Major Generals— William Henry Har- 
rison, of Indiana, who was acting under a 
Kentucky commission; Joseph Desha, Wil- 
liam Henry, John Thomas. (4.) 

Brigadier Generals— John Adair, James 
Allen, Samuel Caldwell, Marquis Calmes, 
David Chiiefi, Green Clay, Samuel Hopkins, 
John Payne, Jonathan Ramsey, James Ray, 
James Taylor, George Trotter. (12.) 
(t) Boawell'a Regiment, Kentucky Voluiv 
teer (Light Infantry. 

Organized April 29, 1812. Field and staff: 
Not given, but they would amount to about 
12 officers. The regiment was commanded 
by Colonel William H Boswell. 

1st Company — Capt. Peter Dudley, Lieu^. 
Geoxge Baltzell, Samuel Arnold, Bnsign 
George M. Gayle. (118.) 

2d Compaay-*<?apt Ambrose Arthur, 
Lieut. Joseph Parsons, Ensign James A. 
Canwrlght. (»1.) 

3d Company— Capt. John Phillips. Ueut 
ZaebeuB Card, Bn^ign Joseph Reid. (64.) 

4tli Company— <;a'Pt Thomas Hffetcalfe, 
Ideut. John Baker, Ensign Robert C. HalL 

5th Com«peny— <Japt. John 'Baker, Lieut 
Benj. Bean, Ensign Jo^ Waller, (88.) 



6th Company-^apt. John Duvall, Lieut. 
Richard Tyner, Ensign James Stuart. (74.) 

7th Company — Cajpt Thomas lEJvans, 
Lieut. Wm. Jordan, ESnsign James Young. 

(75.) 

8th Company — Capt. Wm. Sebree, Lieut. 
Streshley Allen, Ensign Nathaniel Vice. 
(86.) 

9th Company— Capt. John D. Thomas, 
(Lieut. George Pickett, Ensign Matthew 
.Wood. (68.) 

10th Company — Capt. Manson Seamonds, 
Lieut. James Andera. ESisign Chas. Ruddell. 

(85.) 

11th Company— <!Japt. Isaac Gray, Lieut. 
Hugh Clark, Ensign Will H. Fleming. (63.) 

12th Company — Capt. (Eklmond Bacon, 
Lieut. John Bennett, Ensign Robertson Gra- 
ham. (43.) 

Total strength of the regiment, 958 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(2) Lewis' Regiment Kentucky Volunteers., 

Organized August 14, 1812. Field and staff: 
Lieut-Col., William Lewis; Majors, Joseph 
Robb, Benjamin Graves; Adjutant, James 
IClark; Quartermaster, Pollard Keene; 
Paymaster, Richard Blanton; Surgeons, 
John Todd, Gustavue M. Boner, and four 
sergeants, etc. 

1st Company— Capt. Nathaniel G. S. Hart, 
Lieut. Lyndon Comstock, £<nsign James L. 
Herron. (83.) 

2d Comiwmy— <Japt. Stuart W. Megowan, 
Lieut. Martin Wymore, Ensign Charles S. 
Todd. (128.) 

M Company — Capt. James C. Price, Lieut. 
William Caldwiell, Bneigti David iBourne. 
(66.) 

4th Company— <;apt. Wiley R. Brasfleld, 
Lieut. Joseph Kelly, fsansign Stephen Rash. 
(81.) 

5th Company — Capt. Samuel L. Williams, 
Lieut. Benjamin Warfield, Ensign John 
Higgins. (77.) 

6th Company — Capt. John Hamilton, 
Lieut. Wm. H. Moore, Bnsign Robert Ham- 
ilton. (72.) 

7th Company — Capt. John Martin, Lieut. 
Wm. M<sGuire, ESnsign Jonathan Taylor. (To.) 

Total strength of the regiment, 594 of- 
ficers and enlisted men. 



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(3) Scott's Regiment, Kentucky Militia. 

Organized August 16, 1812. Field and 
staff: Lieut.- Col., Jolin M. Scott; Majors, 
Richard M. Gano and Elijah McClanahan; 
Adjutant, Alfred Sanford; Quartermaster, 
James King; Paymaster, 33arnet Williams; 
Surgeons, W. H. iRichardPon, Robert M. 
iBwinig, and four sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capt. Joseph Redding, 
Lieut. Edward B. Rule, DBSnsign Joseph 
Bowles. (67.) 

2d ICompany — Capt. Lynn West, Oeuts. 
Thomafi Story, Mason Moss, Tavernor R. 
Branham, David Gresham. (85.) 

3d Company— Capt. Joseph Redding, 
Lieut. Joseph McCauley, Ensign Barnett 
WilUamfi. (70.) 

4th Company — Capt. Coleman A. Collier, 
Lieut. James W. Glllispie, Ensign Jesse 
Daugherty. (52.) 

5th Company— Michael Glaves, Lieut. 
Thomas Coleman, Ensign James King. (59.) 

6th Company— 'C^pt. George Pugh, Lieut. 
James Johnson, Ensign Daniel Ralls. (89.) 

7th Company— Capt. Will iSefbree, (Ueut. 
Robert Kirtley, Ensign Barnett Rogers. (50.) 

Total strength of the regiment, 484 of- 
ficers and enlisted men. 
(4) Barbee's Regiment, Kentucky Militia. 

Organized Aug. 23, 1812. Field and staff: 
Lieut. Col., Joseph Barbee; Majors, Henry 
Palmer, Creed Haskins; Adjutant, John Wl 
Powell; Quartermaster, George C. Cowan; 
Paymaster, Thompson Gaines; Surgeons, 
Jas. MdDowell, Duff Green, and four ser- 
geants, etc. 

1st Company— Capt. Ckirrett Peterson, 
Lieut. David Phillips, Ensign Warren Har- 
deen. (67.) 

2d Company — Capt. Robert Barnett, 
Lieut. Thomas Cregor, Ensign Jacob 
Pierce, (71.) 

3d Company-Oapt. William Cross, Lieut 
James Cowan, Ehisign Henry Gabbert. (53.) 

4th Company— Capt. Micah Taul, Lieut. 
Joseph H. Woolfolk, Ensign John Barthol- 
omew. (82.) 

5th Company — Capt. Peter Jordan, Lieut. 
John R. Cardwell, Ensign Hugh Evans. 
(46.) 



6th Company— Capt. John W. Shirley, 
Lieut. Thomas Turk, Ensign Andrew Wag- 
goner. (60.) 

7th Company— Capt. David M)cNalr, Lieut. 
George Allen, Ensign Nimrod* Maxwell. (77.) 

Total strength of the regiment, 542 of- 
ficers and enlisted men. 

(5) Rogue's iRegiment, Kentucky IMilitia. 
Organized August 27, 1812. Field and 

staff: Lleut.-Col., Robert Pogue; Majors, 
William Reed, David Hiart; Adjutant, Ben- 
jamin Norrls; Quartermaster, Benedict 
Bacon; Paymaster, George W. Botts; Sur- 
geons, Ardemus D. Roberts, Thomas Doni- 
phan, and four sergeants, etc. 

'1st Company — Capt. Washington Kennedy, 
Lieut. Robert Mlatson, Ensign John Dar- 
nell. (68.) 

2^ Company— Capt. Joseph C. Belt, Lieut. 
George W. Botts, Ensign Dorsey K. Stock- 
ton. (79.) 

3d Company— Capt. SUnon R. Baker, 
Lieut. Humphrey Brooke, Ensign Edward 
S. Lee. (.53.) 

4th Company— €apt. William Brown, 
Lieut. David Rees, Ensign Samuel Hlnkson. 

(82.) 

5th Company— Capt. John Dowden, Lieut. 
Benjamin Norrls, Ensign Enoch Hatton. 

(97.) 

6th Company — Capt. John McKee, Lieut. 
Jasper Morris, Ensign David Bryant. (80.) 

7th Company — ^Capt. Thompson Ward, 
Lieut. George Bronaugh, Ensign Benedict 

Bacon. (64.) 

8th Company— <3apt George Matthews, 
Lieut. John McRoberts, Ensign Daniel Mc- 
Intyre. (72.) 

Total strength of the regiment, 607 of- 
ficers and enlisted men. 

(6) second Regiment, Kentucky Militia. 
Organized September 1, 1812. Field and 

staff: Ldeut.JCol., William Jennings; Miajors, 
John Faulkner, Joseph Eve; Adjutant, Sam- 
uel Lapsley; Surgeons, William Craig, 
David Nelson; Paymasters, Jonathan Dy- 
sart, Henry Beatty, and two sergeants, etc. 
1st Company— Capt. Daniel Garrard, 
Lieut. Daniel Cockerell, Ensign William 
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2d OHnpany-— <7apt Henry James, Lieut 
James Kennedy, Bnsign David Fe^rr. (82.) 

3d Company— <:^t. Tunstall Qnarlee, 
Ueut Llewellyn Hic'kman, ElnsUm Robert 
J. 'Foster. (50.) 

4tli Company— C«pt William Spratt, 
L4eut. Jonathan Dysart, E^nsign James 
Forsyth. (82.) 

5th Company — (3a(pt. David McNeils, 
lient. Jarvis Jackson, Snfiign (Natfhaniel D. 
Mk>ore. (74.) 

6th (Company — Capt. Wm. M. Morrison, 
Lieut. Alexander Bamett, OEInsign Benjamin 
Schooler. (65.) 

7th Company — C^pt. James Anderson, 
Lieut Samuel Lapsley, EiUsign Isaac Mayers. 
(86.) 

8th Company — Capt. Sylvanus Massie, 
Lieut. Andrew Briscoe, ESnsign Henry 
Beatty. (77.) 

Total strength of the regiment, 634 of- 
ficers and enlisted men. 

(7) Sixth Regiment Kentuclcy Militia. 

Organized September 1, 1812. Field and 
staff: Lieut-Col., Philip Barbour; Majors, 
William R. Mc(5ary, Reuben Harrison; Ad- 
jutant, Robert Latham; Quartermaster, 
David Stephens; Paymaster, John J. Rey- 
nolds; Judge Advocates, Samuel Tevis, 
Joseph B. Bigger; Surgeons, James W. Tun- 
stall, Thomas N. Oist, and five sergeants, 
etc. 

1st Company— Capt. William Sugg, Lieut. 
James Irvin, Ensign David Stephens. (72.) 

2d Company — Capt. William Latham, 
Lieut. Wright Taylor, Ensign Robert 
Latham. (71.) 

3d Company — Capt. Presley Morehead, 
Lieut John Hanold, Ensign Cline Davis. 
(66). 

4th Company — Capt. Thomas Stokes, 
Lieut. James Craig, Elnslgn Joseph Robert- 
son. (75). 

5th Company — Capt. James Love, Lieut. 
Arthur Gove, Ensign Will Harding. (80). 

6th Company — Capt. BenJ. H. Reeves, 
Lieut Wm. C. Davis, Ensign John C. 
Reynolds. (98). 

7th Company— Capt. Robert (Bamett, 



Lieut. Samuel Tevis, Ensign Jc>se^ 
Bamett (75). 

8th Company--Capt Philip Latham, 
Lieuts. Wm. Harding, James Craig, ETnsign 
Clement Daviess. (82). 

9th Company — (^pt James Cook, Lieut 
(David Scott Ensign Samuel Wlthrow. (72). 

Total strength of the regiment 706 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(8) Dudley's Regiment Kentucky Volunteer 

Mllltla. 

Organized Hiarch 29, 1813. Field and 
staff: Lieutenant-Colonel William Dudley, 
Majors James Shelby, James Dejamatt 
Adjutant Paul Allen Prewitt, Quartermaster 
William Ellis, iPaymasjter Charles Carr, 
Surgeons Samuel C. Cloud, William Letcher 
and four sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capt. John D. Thomas, 
Lieut Crcorge Pickett Ensign Matthew 
Wood. (63). 

2d Company— Capt Armstrong Kier, 
Lieut. Benjamin Bethumm, Ensign Stephen 
Brown. (111). 

3d Company— Capt. James Dyametto, 
Lieut. Christopher Irvine, Ensign Joel 
Ham. (135). 

4th Company— Capt John Tantis, Lieut. 
Wm. Anderson, Ensign James Henderson. 
(123). 

5th Company — Capt. Archibald Morrison, 
Lieut. Micajah McClenny, Ensign John 
Smith. (181). 

6th Company— »Capt. Joseph Clark, Lieut 
Ephraim Dooley, Ensign Nathan Dooley. 
(125). 

7th Ck)mpany — Capt. Dudley Harris, Lieut 
John E^ans, Ensign Alexander Bamett. 
(130). 

8th Company — Capt. Ambrose Arthur, 
Lieut. Joseph Parsons, BSnsign James Ball* 
inger. (116). 

9th Company— Capt Joel Henry, Lieut. 
Isaac Howard, Ensign Benjamin Howard. 
(77). 

10th Company — Capt. Thomas Lewis, 
Lieut. Ceorge S. Hemdon, Ensign William 
iSallee. (131). 

11th Company— Capt. John C. Morrison, 



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I4eut jQsepli R. Underwood, BnBisn 
Hiibbard B. Smith. (93). 

Totai strength of the regtoent, 1,297 
pflicers and enlisted men. 
(9) Porter's Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer 

MiUtiah 

Organized September 10, 1814. Field and 
staff' 'Ueut. Colonel Andrew Porter, Majors 
Stephen Threasher, Joseph Kennedy, Adju- 
tant James Newton, Quartmaster John 
Gayle, Paymaster George W. Chilton, Sur- 
geons George W. Timberlake, Joel C. 
^iT9Jiex, and tour sergeants, etc. 

1st Compa»y--Capt. Joseph Logan, Kent. 
Hisary Wood, B5n»ito ^<^^ Hunter. (101). 

2d Company— Capt. Robert Henley, En- 
sign Benjamin Gilbreath. (62). 

3d Company— iCapt. David Goodin, Lieut. 
lEIJjjah Admins, Ensign 'I»a«U5 Powell. (98). 

4W Co;»pa^y— Capt. Oeorge Bishop, 
Ueut. Benedict Bacon, Ensign Thomas 

J4^^s. (9&). 

5th Compwiy— Capt. Jamea Conn. Ueut. 
Wm. Brioe, Ensign Gabriel Mile». (100). 

6th Company-'-Capt, Aaron Gregg, Ueut. 
^thur Watson, Ensign Samuel Forman. 

(96). 

•rth Com5»ny-^-Capt;. Memorial Forrest, 
Ueut Noah HaH)ert, l^igh J^hn Mann. 

(101). 

8th 'ComPWy— <^aP^ Samuel Gooden, 
Lieut. George FlomlM, Enalgn Andrew 
Richart. (90). 

9th Company— Capt. Henry EUls, Lieut. 

Thomas OfoHert. (82). 

10th Company— Capt. James Ellis, Lieut. 
John Frl^r, Ensign William Martin. (72). 

ilth ComPftny— Capt. "BW-ward Whaloy, 
Lieut. John Darnall, Ensign John Talbott. 

(78). 

Total strength of the regiment, 990 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(10) Fr«flcl«(W*i Refhfnant, Kentucjcy 

MiHti«. 

Organized February 8, 1815. Field and 
staff: Lieut. Colonel John IFVancisco. Majors 
John Bean, J«nea Qrftnt. Adjutant Thomas 
Stevenson, Quartermaster Will Atwood, 
Paymaster Jos^h Kinhaad, SuFgeoiu Pat- 



rick Major, Avery Gwynn,^ axul ntoe ser- 
geants^ etc. 

1st Company— 'Capt. Joseph Straughim, 
Li^ut Moses Tipton, Ensign WilliAm Kava* 
naugh. (78.) 

2d Company — Capt. Andrew Combs, 
Lieut. Edward Cornelius, Ensign John 
Massie. (85). 

3d Company — Capt. Stephen Ritchie, 
Lieut. David Anderson, Ensign Robert Bur- 
bridge. (96>. 

4th Company — Capt. Simon Galaspie, 
Lieut. Henry Ringo, ESnsign William Gor- 
ham, (8^5). 

5th Company — Capt. James Ehjdley, Ueut. 
Walter C. Carr, Ensferi Thomas S, Fenny. 
(84). 

6th Company — Capt. Jonas V. Bush. 
Lieut. Thomas F. Morrow, Ensign Thonas 
F. Bush. (91). 

7th Company— €apt. Robert Scobee, 
Uent. Henry Browning, Ensign Robert 
Bush. (48). 

8th Company— Capt. Lydall Bacon, Lieuts. 
Lewis B.' Smith, Dennis Byrne. (95). 

9th Company— 'Capt. Wjlliam Caldwdl, 
Lieut. John Hicks, Ensign Thomas E. West. 
(82). 

10th Company— <:Japt. Abram S. Drake, 
Lieut. Q^eorge Flanagan, aonsign Hankersoa 
By water. (73). 

Total strength of the regiment, 834 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

Lndependant Companies. 

(1) Capt. Dudley WilUama' company, 
Kentucky militia, orgajiized October 14, 
1812. Lieut. David Moore, (GSnsign Reuben 
Unn. (56). 

(2) Capt. William Davis' company, Ken- 
tucky militia, organized October 14, ^812. 
Ueuts. Samuel Sayres, John Cave, Jolm 
Newton, Ensign Samuel Rankiui^. (107). 
(11) First Regiment, Kentucky Mounted 

Militia. 
Organi^d September 18, 1812. Field and 
staff; Lieut. Colonel Sa^iuel Caldwell* 
Majors Joseph Winlock, Thomas Bell 
Adjutant 2eba Howard, Quartermaster 
Samuel Worthington, PaymAster Gtoorge 
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J<Mue, Jacob Wilker, Judge Adrocate Plillli) 
TbompHOQ, and two sergeants, etc 

lat Company — Capt. AIney McLean, IJ«ut 
Chules Campbell, Bnalgn Jere S. Cravens 
(63). 

2d Company — Capt. Tbomaa Alsbury, 
U«ut. Wm. Crabtree, 'Ensign Joalah Ander- 
son. 

3d Company — Cupt. John Hamlltoa, Lieut. 
James McMillan, Ensign John Boawell. 
<a6). 

4th Company— C*pt. Mosee Sheltiy, Lieut. 
Edward L. Head, Enslen Edward Robeson. 
(71). 

5tli Company— Capt. Samuel Gordon, 
Lieut. Warner W. Drew, Ensign George Mc- 
Lean. (74). 

6th Company— CaptB. TbomaB Bell, 
HoraUo D. Watklno. Ueut. Hampton Jones, 
Ena^ Robert Smith. (30). 

7th Company— Capt. Mlchal WoU, Llent. 
Matthew Adams, iBnalgn Alexander Ashby. 
(67). 

8th Company— Capt. Hugh Brown, 'Ueut 
Joslab Short, Ensign John Wolt. (44). 

ToUl strength o( the regiment, 455 offl- 
cera and enlisted men. 
(12) Second Regiment, Kentucky Mounted 
Militia. 

Orgnalzed September 18, 1812. Field and 
Bt«fl: Lieut. Colonel John Thomae, Majors 
Thomas Speed, John Callaway, AdJutanU 
Benjamin Helm, Wtai. Akin, Quartermasters 
Cjfnit Talbert. Stephen Chenault, Surgeons 
Henry Young, David Brown, and 3 enlisted 

IM Company— Caitt. Edward Berry, Ueut. 
Jammb UoMnrray, Ensign John McKltslck. 
(36). 

2d Company— Capt. Bdward n. Galtber, 
Ueut Paul I. Booker, Ensign William 
Slack. (53). 

3d Company— Capt John Hombeck, Ueut. 
Jtodolphus Bailey, Dnslgn Harmon oreat- 
touw. (43). 

4th Company — Capt Thomaa Speed, 
t4«nt. Thomas BUbbatd, ^rign Alexander 
VeCown. (83). 

tth Company— Capt Charles Hardeatr. 



Uout Wm. McUeekln, Ensign El^aa KU- 
cheloe. {63.) 

iib Company — (Dapt. Aaron Hart, Lieut. 
Benjamin Helm, Ensign Joseph Monnle 
(47). 

7th Company— Capt. Wm. Keller, Ueut. 
Joseph Funk, suaign James Taylor. (95). 

Total strength ot the regiment 430 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(13) South'! Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer 
Mounted MHItla. 

Organized September 18, 1812. Field and 
stair: Lieut. Colonel Samuel South, Mejors 
Jeremiah Briscoe. Edward Baxter, Adjutant 
John S. Smith. Quartermaster Robert Cun- 
nlnghara. Paymaster Joseph Barrett, Judge 
Advocate Frederick Ye'ager, Surgeone John 
Fry, James Reed, and three sergeants. 

1st Company— <:apt. Rowland Bark, Lieut. 
Abraham Wood, Bnalgn Richard Mlseon. 
(31). 

2d Company — Capt. George Murrell, 
Lieut. Abraham MiUer, Ensign Michael 
Davidson (99). 

3d' Company— Capt. Peter WatU, Ueut. 
James Harlan, Ensign Benjamin H. Perkins. 
(T8). 

4tl) Company— CaptB. James Bay, Samuel 
MoCowB, Ueut. George McAfee, Bfnslgn 
Samuel McAfee. (39). 

Bth Company— Capt Thomt^ Kennedy, 
Ueut. Mosea O. Bledsoe, Ensign John Mer- 
ahon. (70). 

eth Company — Capt. Thomas Wornall, 
Lieut. Robert Cunningham, Bnsign Come- 
UUB Skinner. (68). 

7th Company— Capt. James White, Lieut. 
Amoa Rlcbardeon, Enstgn Robert MeCreary. 
(28). 

8th Company — Capt. Daniel ElUott, Ueat. 
Joseph McKay, Ensign Joseph W. Snoddy. 
(63). 

9th (^mpanj^-Capt Robt. A. Stursesa, 
I.ieut. James Jones, Ensign John Speed 
Smith. (68). 

Total strength 
cer* and men. 
(14) Allen's Regl 
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James McBlroy, Jechonias Singleton, Adju- 
tant James McClelland, Quartermaster 
James Bristow, Inspector James Ixywry, 
Judge Advocate Robert P. Letcher, 
Surgeons Charles C Frazer, Jeremiah A. 
Matthias, Aide James W. Barrett, and four 
sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capt. Robert Berry, Oeut. 
Samuel Caldwell, £2nsign John Archer. (44). 

2d Company— CJapt. Wm. M. Rice, Lieut. 
B. D. George, Ensign Joseph Thomas. (44). 

3d Company— €apt. William Crouch, 
Lieut. Andrew Muldraugh, ESnsign Joseph 
Tucker. (39). 

4th Company-^Capt. Jechonias Singleton, 
Lieut. Cornelius Edwards, !E3nsign Joseph 
iF. Taylor. (69). 

5th Company— Capt. Josias Buskirk, 
Lieut. Zachariah TerriU, Ensign Robert 
Tyler. (35). 

6th Company— <:;apt. Robt. Hambleton, 
Lieut. Meator Hall, (Ensign Micheal Han- 
beck. (34). 

7th Company — Capt 'David Allen, Lieut. 
George Spears. (67). 

8th Company— Capt. Joseph Alien, iUeut. 
John Sterrett, Ensign Thomas Peckly. (56). 

9th Company— Capt. James Williams, 
Lieut. Bartholomew Kindred, Ensign James 
Dunn. (61). 

Total strength of the regiment, 407 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(15) Swing's iReglment, Kentuclcy Mounted 

Militia. 

Organized September 18, 1812. Field and 
staff: Lieut. Colonel Young Ewing, Majors 
Solomon P. Sharp, Alexander Adair, Adju- 
tant Joel Shaw, Quartermasters C. M. Cov- 
ington, Wm. Whitsett, Judge Advocate 
James Blain, Surgeon John C. Ray, and 
three sergeants. 

1st Company — Capt. Samuel H. Curd, 
Lieut. Wm. Stewart, Ensign Wilson Whit- 
sitt. (63.) 

2d Company— Oapt. John Butler, Lieut. 
Robt. Trabue, Ensign James Leber. (67). 

3d Company — Capt. Fidelio C. Sharp, 
Lieut. Samuel A. Bowen, Ensign James 
Denman. (28). 



4th Company--Capt. Wm. E5wing, Lieut 
Seth Hargrave, Ensign Nathaniel Bwing. 
(40). 

5th Company— Capt Samuel Caldirell, 
Lieut. John Bryan, Ensign Henry Y. Bur- 
gess. (32). 

6th Company-<!apt. James Forbes, Lieut 
Charles Haney, Ensign Wm. Thompson. 
(69). 

Total strength of the regiment, 406 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(16) Joiinson's Regiment, Kentucicy 
Mounted Volunteer Infantry. 

This regiment was first mustered in on 
May 20, 1813, and was reorganized and en- 
larged on August 15, 1813, in preparation 
for the Thames campaign. Field and staff: 
Colonel Richard M. Johnson, Lieut Colonel 
James Johnson, Majors Deval (Payne, Dayid 
Thompson, James Suggett, Adjutant Jere- 
miah Kirtley, Quartermaster Benjamin S. 
Chambers, Paymaster James Johnson, 
Judge Advocate Samuel Theobalds, 6ur^ 
geons Robert M. Ewing, John C. Richard- 
son, Wilson Cobum, Jeremiah A. Matthews, 
and four sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capts. Allen A. Hamilton 
and Elijah Craig, Lieuts. Jos. Bell, John 
Holliday, Thomas Easterday, Benj. Craig, 
Ensign Robert Berry. (117). 

2d Company— <;apt. James Coleman, 
Lieuts. John McMillan, Samuel Logan, Wm. 
Clarke, Ensign Carter Anderson. (118). 

3d Company — Capt. Wm. M. Rice, Lieuts. 
Morgan Bryan, Joseph Thomas, Matthew 
Milsey, Ensign ElicAia Scott (118). 

4th Company — Capt. Jacob EUiston, 
•Lieuts. John B. White, William McOinnls, 
Leonard Seays, Ensign Edward Harris. 
(82). 

5th Company^Capt Samuel R. Combs, 
Lieuts. H. P. Thornton, James H. Hill, 
James M. Cogswell. (133). 

6th Company— Capt JameB Davidson, 
Lieuts. John Lapsley, Hugh W. McKee, 
Wier Tilford, Ensign Rabert O. Fbster. 
(14.5). 

7th Company— Capt. Richard MEatson, 
Lieuts. Robert Scroggins, Wm. McHatton, 
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8th Company — Capt Robert B. McAfee; 
Lieuts. John K. €ardwell, David Lillard 
William Shaip, ESnBlgn David Adams. (163) 

9th Company — Capt. Jacob Stucker, 
Lleutfi. Thomas Story, William Massie, An 
drew Johnson, Ensign Turner Branham 
(113). 

10th Company—<Japt Hobert Berry, Lieut 
Henley Roberts, Bnsign James Slott. (66) 

11th Company— 'Capts. Benjamin Bran 
ham, John W. Reading. "Lieut. Wm. Griffith 
Ensign Wm. Mosby. (67). 

12th Company — Capt. William Church 
Lieut. John Hughey, Ensign James 6ter 
man. (48). 

Total strength of the regiment, 1,384 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(17) Trotter's Regiment, Kentucky 
IVIounted Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 20, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff: Colonel 
George Trotter, Majors Richard M. Gano, 
Thomas Bodley, Adjutant Wm. Montgomery, 
Quartermasters Nathan O. Dedman, Field- 
ing Bradford, Paymaster Ambrose Dudley, 
Surgeons John Young, Archimides (Smith, 
John McDowell, and a Quartermaster- 
Sergeant. 

1st Company — Capt. David Todd, Lieut. 
George Y. Ross, Ensign John M. Reran. 
(61). 

2d Company— ^Japt. Gustavus W. Brown, 
Lieut. Bartholomew Kindred, ESnsign -Smith 
Bradshaw. (86). 

3d Company— ^Capt. John Christopher, 
Lieut. Solomon Dunnegan, Ensign Thomas 
W. Sellers. (82). 

4th Company-^C^pt. Mason Singleton, 
Lieut. Benj. Williams, Ensign Thomas 
Haydon. (52). 

5th Company — C!apt. Miatthew (Flournoy, 
Lieut. John Wyatt, Ensign Thomas C. 
Floumoy. (56). 

6th Company — CaPt. Joseph Redding, 
Lieut. Charles W. Hall, QEJnsign Christopher 
C. Acuff. (114). 

7th Company— Capt. S. W. Megowan, 
Lieut. James Megowan, Ensign James Mc- 
Connell. (45). 



Total strength of the regiment, 437 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(18) Davenport's Regiment, Kentucky 
Mounted Volunteer fyiilitia. 

Organized August 25, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff. Lieut. 
Colonel Richard Davenport, iMajors John 
Falkner, Benjamin H. Perkins, Adjutant 
Samuol I. McDowell, Quartermaster John 
Glover, Paymaster MUchael G. Zonce, Sur- 
geons Robert McConhell, Joseph Berry, and 
two sergeants. 

1st Company— <!!apt. Jesse Coffee, Lieut. 
Thomas Kennedy, EUisign Robert T. Lewis. 
(44). 

2d Company— <Capt. John Falkner, Lieut. 
Stephenson Richardson, (Ensign Isaac 
Rentfrow. (80). 

3d Company — Capt. Michael Davidson, 
Lieut. John Bright, Ensign Samuel Engle- 
man. (63). 

4th Company — Capt. Abram Miller, Lieut. 
Alexander Glvens, Ensign Joseph H. Wool- 
folk. (63). 

5th Company— Capt. Archibald Bilbo, 
Lieuts. Silas Harlan, Thomas P. Moore, 
Ensign Enijah Harlan. (98). 

Total strength of the regiment, 358, offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(19) Donaldson's Regiment, Kentucky 

IMounted Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 26, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff: 
Colonel John Donaldson, Majors William 
Farrow and James Mason, Adjutant John 
R. Porter, Quartermasters James Daniel 
and William V. Morris, Paymaster Wiley 
R. Brasfield, Surgeon Robert P. Taliaferro, 
and four sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capt. Richard Menefee, 
Lieut. Daniel P. Moseley, EJnsign Harrison 
Connor. (55). 

2d Company— 'Capt. Isaac Cunningham, 
'Lieut. John Bean, Ensign Henry Smith. 
(69). 

3d Company— <:Japt. George MatUiewB, 
Lieut. John Taylor, Ensign George Taylor. 
(87). 

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Lieut. Bdmuii4 Callaway, Eneign Pleasant 
Bush. (61). 

5th Company — Capt. James Mason, Ldeut 
John Crawford, Ensign Amos Richardson. 
(48). 

6th Company— 'Capt. George W. Botts, 
Lieut. Dorsey K. Stockton, Ensign Thomas 
Fatten. (54). 

Total strength of the regiment, 386 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(20) Taui'a Regiment, Kentucky Mounted 

Volunteer MiHtla. 

Organized August 30, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff: Colonel 
Micah Taul, Majors Samuel Wilson, Thomas 
Laughlin, Adjutant Wilson Bowman, Quart- 
ermaster William Scott, Paymaster Jona- 
than Smith, Surgeons Henry E. Green, 
Henry E. Innes, and two sergeants. 

'1st Company— Capt. Micah Taul, Lieut. 
Wm. Stephens, Ensign Bartholomew Hay- 
den. (74). 

2d Company — Capt. Samuel Wilson, Lieut. 
Jamee Gholson, Ensign Samuel (Stockton. 
(60). 

3d Company— Capt. William Wood, Lieut. 
Arthur Frogg, Ensign Edward Beck. (49). 

4th Company— Capt. Samuel Tate, (Lieut. 
Robert Gilmore, Ensign Jonatl^an Smith. 
(71). 

5th Company — Capt. Thomas Laughlin, 
Lieuts. George W. Craig, Nathaniel D. 
Moore, Ensign Joseph Early. (66). 

Total strength of the regiment, 330 offi- 
cers and enlisted men, 

(21) Poage's Regiment, Kentucky Mounted 

Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 31, 1813 for the Thames 
campaign. Field and staff: Colonel John 
Poage, Majors Aaron Stratton, Jeremiah 
Martin, Adjutant John E. McDowell, Quart- 
ermaster Samuel L. Crawford, Paymaster 
John Hockaday, Surgeons Andrew Doni- 
phan, Thomas Nelson, and two sergeants. 

1st Com'pany — ^Lieut. Arise Throckmorton, 
Bnsign William Reed. (36). 

2d Company — Capt. Jeremiah Martin, 
Lieuts. Benj. Norris, Stephen Bayliss, En- 
sign Thomas Anderson. (128). 

3d Company — Capt. Moses Demitt, Lieut. 



Thomas Hord, Ensign Joseph Thorn. (49). 

4th Company — Capt. (Francis A. Gaines, 
Lieut. Thos. T. G. Waring, Ensign Thomas 
Page, Sr. (54). 

5th Company — Capt. Aaron Stratton, 
Lieuts. Richard Soward, George W. Davis. 
(67). 

Total strength of the regiment, 344 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(22) Mountjoy'a Regiment, Kentucky 
Mounted Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 31, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff: Colonel 
William Mountjoy, Majors Conrad Over- 
dewple, Zachariah Eastln, Adjutant Daniel 
Bourne, Paymaster John M. Garrard, Quart- 
ermaster Wm. rDickinson, Daniel Ayers, 
Surgeons John Conn, Innis Woodward. 

1st Company — Capt. James Armstrong, 
Lieut. @ios Woodward, Ensign Jesse leg- 
man. (65). 

2d Company—Cajpt. John H. Morris, Ueut. 
Coleman Ayres, ESnsign Martin Hoagland. 
(37). 

3d Company — Capt. Thomas Childers, 
Lieut. John Mountjoy, EInsign William 
Little. (67). 

4th Company— <;apt. Wm. Hutchison, Jr., 
Lieut. John Current, Ensign William Thorn- 
ton. (78). 

5th Company — Capt. Squire Grant, 
Lieut. Wm. Dickerson, Ensign Lowden 
Carl. (41). 

6tb Company~~Capt. Thos. Ravenscraft, 
Lieut. Samuel Hinkson, David Wilson, En- 
sign Samuel Snodgrass. (58). 

Total strength of the reigment, 357 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(23) Renick's 'Regiment, Kentucky Mounted 
Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 31, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff: Colonel 
Henry Renick, Majors Joseph Homhack, 
Robert Garrett, Adjutant Joseph M. Hoys, 
Quartermaster Sherrard Atkerson, Pay- 
master Martin H. Wlckliffe, Surgeons 
William Gray, Joseph McGcriffin, and a 
Quartermaster<Sergeant. 

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Ueut. Tbomae Head, iE3a8i«n Thomas Hun- 
gate. (69). 

2d Company— <;apt. Jolin Homback, Lieut 
Daniel Brown, lEInsign Robert Lewis Pryor. 
(56). 

3d Company— Capt. Thos. W. Atkinson, 
Ueut. Joaeiph M. Hays, 0ns!sn fiHijab Stapp. 
<49). 

4th Company-^Capt. Thos. S. T. Moss. 
Lieut Joshua Brents, Ensign Jesse Faris. 
(72). 

.5tii Company— Capt. Wm. Tt McGary, 
Lieut. Israel Davis, Ensign Henry Ashby. 
(108). 

Total strength of the regiment, 364 ofli> 
cers and enlisted men. 

(24) Callaway's Regiment, Kentucky 
Mounted Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 31, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Pield and staff: Colonel 
John Callaway, Majors John Arnold, Philip 
White, AdjuUnt Joshtia Norvell. Quarter- 
master and Paymaster Benjamin Brid«ree, 
Surgeons Robert D. Dawson, James M. 
Baxley, Gabriel Field, and one sergeant. 

1st Company-^apt. James Hite, Lieut. 
Isaac Clark, Ensign Richard Mills. (42). 

2d Company — Capt. Robinson Graham, 
Lieut. John Hays, Ensign John R. Noland. 
(29). 

3d CJompany— Capt Philip Shively, Lieut. 
William ShlTely, Ensign Wm. 'C. McKenney. 
(50). 

• 4th Company— Capt. Edward George, 
Lieut. Benj. Coons. (65.) 

6th Company— Capt. Samuel Kelly, Lieut. 
John Shaw, Ensign Benjamin Bridges. (77). 

6th Company — Capt. Eleazer Heddln. 
Lieut. William Hall, Ensign Andrew Young. 
(44). 

Total strength of the regiment, 288 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(26) Simrall's Regiment, Kentucky Mounted 
Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 31, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff: Lieut. 
O>lonel James Simrall, Majors Thomas 
Johnston, Benjamin Logan, Adjutant Wm. 
E. Toung, Quartermaster George Gay, 
Purmsflt^ Fielding Winlock, Surgeons 



Robert Thurston, John Moore, and three 
sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capt. John Hall, Lieuts. 
Isaac Watkins, John Myles, Jr., Bosign 
Alexander Ferguson. (76). 

2d Company — Capt. Warner Elmore, 
Lieut. Richard Patterson, Ensign Thomas 
M. Ejmerson. (72). 

3d Company — Capt. Presley C. Smith, 
Lieut. Martin Harding, Ensign John Hardin. 
(47). 

4th Company— <Japt. James S. Whittaker, 
Lieuts. Jos. W. Kni«ht James L. Holmes, 
Ensign John Whittaker. (71). 

5th Company — Capt. Richard Bennett, 
Lieut Wm. Robineon, ^EJnslgn Jesse Kenne- 
day. (43). 

6th Company— Capt. Jos. Slmrall, Lieuts. 
William Adams, John Hall, Comet Samuel 
Dupuy. 

Total strength of the regiment 452 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(26) Barbour's Regiment, Kentucky Mounted 
Volunteer Militia. 

Organized August 31, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff. Lieut. 
Colonel Philip Barbour, Majors jamee 
Gk>rin, John Barnett, Adjutant Horatio D. 
Gwatkin, Quartermaster James T. Barbour, 
Paymaster Thomas B. Lee, Surgeons 
Thomas Pollard, Thomas Booth, and two 
sergeants. 

1st Company— Capt. William ©wing. En- 
sign Daniel Hoy. (25). 

2d Company — Ensign Young Ewlng. (13). 

8d Company — Capt Robert E. Yates, 
Lieut. Robert Scobee, Ensign Isaac Thomas. 
(34). 

4th Company— Capt. Philip Barbour, 
Lieut. Daniel Wilson, BJnslgn NevlU Lind- 
say. (28). 

6th Company— Oapt. Wm. Whltsitt, 
Lieuts. Robt. P. B. Caldwell, Wlm. S. Lof- 
land. Ensign James McDonald. (82). 

6th C:k>mpany — Capt. Joseph McCloskey, 
Lieuts. John Wooten, John Huston, Ensign 
John Robinson. (61). 

7th Company — Capt Wm. R. Payne, 
Lieuts. Richard D. Neale, James Maxey, 
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8th Company— Ldeut. Andrew Walker. 
(17). 

9tli Company— Capt. John Gorln, lAent, 
Charles Harvey, Ensign Richard Waggoner. 
(73). 

10th Company — Capt. James Tyler, 
Lieuts. Philip Thompson, Benjamin New- 
ton, Ensign Thomas Moseley. (55). 

Total stren^h of the regiment, 475 offi- 
•cers and enlisted men. 

(27) Dudley's Regiment, Kentuclcy Mounted 
Volunteer Militia. 

Organized Septemher 20, 1814. Field and 
staff: Major Peter Dudley, Adjutant Elijah 
C. Berry, Quartermaster Robert Crouch, 
Paymaster James I. Pendleton, Surgeon 
John Roberts, and three sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capt. Micajah McClung, 
Lieut. Wm. W. Wilkerson, Ensign Aquila 
Young. (55). 

2d Company — Capt. James Sympson, 
(Lieut. John Bruner, ETnsign Robert Clark. 
(53). 

3d Company — Capt. Thomas P. Mioore, 
Lieuts. John R. Cardwell, John Sharp, En- 
sign Richard Power. (47). 

4th Company— Capt. John Miller, Lieut. 
Nicholas Miller, Ensign John Vertrees. (29). 

5th Company— Capt. Martin H. Wickliffe, 
Lieut. Hector McClean, (E3nsign Alexander 
Roberts. (28). 

6th Company — Capt. Isaac Watkins, 
Lieuts. Josiah Jackson, IMtichael Collier, QB<n- 
sign Benjamin Whittaker. (77)'. 

7th Company — Capt. Joe. B. GLiancaster, 
Lieut. Fleming Robertson, Ensign William 
Myers. (44). 

Total strength of the regiment, 344 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(2) Renlclc's Battalion, Kentuclcy Mounted 

Militia. 

Organized September 18, 1812. Com- 
manded by Major Henry Renick. 

1st Company— Capt. William Black, Lieut. 
Josiah Collins, Ensign Richard Benton. 
(37). 

2d Company— Capt. William Smith, Lieut. 
Samuel Lewie, Ensign Chas. C. Carson. 
(35). 

3rd Company— Capt. Thomas Dollarhide, 



Lieut. John Cowan, Ensign Jesse Bvans. 
(54). 

Total strength of the battalion, 127 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(3) Battalion of Kentuclcy Mounted 
Volunteer Miiitia. 

Organized June 24, 1813, and attached to 
Col. Wm. Russell's regiment of TJ. 6. Reg- 
ulars. Field and staff: Majors Walter 
Wilson, Robert Elvans, Jas. Cox, John 
Thomas, Adjutant Wm. Harding, Jr., Quart- 
ermaster Joseph Allen, Aide-de-camp John 
Bartholomew, and one Sergeant. 

1st Company— Capt. Thos. Kincheloe, 
Lieut. David H. Moorman, Ensi^m Isaac 
DeHaven. (42). 

2d Company^Capt. Benjamin Shacklett, 
Lieut. Edward Rawlins, Ensign Joseph 
Miannin. (42). 

3d Company — Capt. John Callaway, Lieut 
Greorge Roberts, Ensign Isaac Forbes. (45). 

Total strength of the battalion, 129 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

independent Companies. 

(3) Capt. John Callaway's Company, 
Kentucky Mounted Militia, organized Sep- 
tember 18, 1812. Lieut. George Roberta, 
Ensign Isaac Forbes. (45). 

(4) Capt. George BtiltzelVs Company, 
Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia, organ- 
ized September 22, 1813, for the Thames 
campaign. Lieut. Samuel Arnold, £Insign 
James Clark. (37). 

(28) First Regiment, Kentucjcy Light 

Dragoons. 

Organized August 27, 1812. Field and 
staff: Colonel James Simrall, Majors James 
McDowell, Joseph Simrall, Adjutant George 
Grey, Quartermaster James Itite, Pay- 
master James Bradshaw, iSurgeons Benja- 
min Smith, Melancthon Pettitt, and 6 
Sergeants, etc. 

1st Company — Capt George Trotter, 
Lieuts. John M. Fisher, James G. Trotter. 
(75). 

2d Company — Capt. Thomas Johnston, 
Lieuts. Wm. Adams, John Hall. (68). 

3d Company — Capt Warner Elmore, 
Lieuts. Wm. Hobson, Thos. C. Pile. (44). 

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Liieuts. lBaa<; Newland, Wm. G. Boyd. C54)» 
5tb Company— <!apt. Robt. Smith, Ldeuts. 
John Payne, James Chiles. (38). 

Total strength of the regiment, 294 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(29) Williams' Regiment, Kentucky Vol- 
unteer Light Dragoons. 

Organized August 31, 1813, for the 
Thames campaign. Field and staff: Colonel 
William Williams, Majors Jeremiah Strode, 
Lew to Kincheloe, Adjutant Archibald 
Woods, Quartermasters James Jones, Will 
H. Ash'hy, Paymaster Matthew Clarke, Sur- 
geons Stephen Taylor, John Bennett, and 3 
Sergeants. 

1st Company — Capt. Benjamin Bayles, 
Liieutfi. Wlnslow Parker, James A. Paxton. 
(75). 

2d Company — Capt. Sylvanus Massie, 
Lieut. Andrew Briscoe, Ensign Joseph 
Black. (57). 

3d Company — Capt. Lewis Kincheloe, 
Lieut. Chas. F. Wing, Ensign John Dobjms. 
(38.) 

4th Company — Capt. Thomas McJiUon, 
Lieut. Robert Baker, Ensign Pleasant 
Parker. (32). 

5th Company— KUapt. Johnston Dysart, 
Lieut. Chas. C. Carson, Ensign Joseph Hen- 
derson. (47.) 

6th Company — Capt. John C. McWlUiams, 
Lieut. John W. Elliott, Ensign Richard Gen- 
try. (54. 

7th Company — Capt. Richard C Holder, 
Lieut. Archibald Woods, Ensign William 
Harris. (50). 

8th Company— Capt. John Hayden, Lieuts. 
Wm. Furnish, Jonathan Hedger, Ensign 
David Ralston. (39). 

9th Company — Capt. Wm. Berryman, 
Lieut. Willis J. Williams, Ensign Henry 
Collins. (51). 

10th Company — Capt. Henry R. Lewis, 
Lieut. Robert McClure, Ensign OreeQleaf, 
Nonrell. (19). 

Total strength of the regiment. 423 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 
(1) Battalion of Kentucky Light Dragoons. 

Organized October 16, 1811, for the Tippe- 
canoe campaign. Field and staff: Major 



Samuel Wells, Adjutant. James Hunter, 
Aide-de-camp George Croghan. 

1st Company — Capt. Peter Funk, Lieut. 
Lewis Hite, Cornet Samuel Kelly. (30). 

2d Company — Capt. Frank Geiger, Lieut. 
Presley Ross, Cornet William Edwards. 
(63). 

Total strength of the battalion, 96 officers 
and enlisted men. 

Independent Company. 

(5) Captain John Payne's company of 
Kentucky Light Dragoons, organized August 
7, 1813, for the Thames campaign, and at- 
tached to Col. Richard M. Johnson's regi- 
ment, but not properly a part of it. Lieuts. 
James W. Coburn, John T. Parker, James 
ElUs. (53). 
(30) First Rifle Regiment, Kentucky Militia. 

Organized August 15, 1812. Field and 
staff: Colonel John Allen, Majors Martin 
D. Hardin, George Madison, Adjutant Rich- 
ard Bledsoe, Quartermaster Peter G. 
Voorheis. Paymaster Peter Dudley, Sur- 
geons Thomas C. Davis, 'Benjamin Logan, 
Chaplain Thomas Mitchell, and six 
sergeants, etc. 

1st Company— ^Japt. William Ellis, Lieut. 
Richard Matson, Ensign Francis Chinn. 

(84). 

2d Company— Capt. Wm. Kerley, Lieut. 
Harrison Munday, Ensign Davis Hardine. 
(86). 

3d Company— Capt. John Simpson, Lieut. 
Thomas Mitchell, ESnsign George Cardwell. 
(69). 

4th Company— <Japt. Bland W. Ballard. 
Lieut. John Williamson, Ensign John W. 
Nash. (86). 

5th Company — Capt. Maurice Langmore, 
Lieut. Abraham Keller, EJnsign Joseph 
Morin. (82). 

6th Company— Capt. Virgil McCracken, 
Lieut. Thomas Brooks, E^nsign Henry Stone. 
(76). 

7th Company — Capt. John Edmiston, 
Lieut. Richard Bledsoe, Ensign Paul Allen 
Pre Witt. (81). 

8th Company — Capt. Paschal Hiikman, 
Lieut. Peter Dudley, Ensign Peter G. 
Voorheis. (86). 



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Total strength of the regiment, 5S5 ofti- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(31) Tiiird Regiment, Kentuclcy Riflemen. 
Organized September 1, 1812. Commanded 

by Colonel Richard M. Johnson. Balance 
of field and staft not given, would consist 
of about 12 ofCicers, etc. 

iBt Company — Capt. Wm. Farrow, lieut. 
Jesse 'Daniel, (Ensign John Crawford. (73). 

2d Company— €apt. George Means, LJeut. 
John Boyd, Ensign Hugh Hanna. (31). 

3d Company — Capt. Joseph Clark, Lieut. 
Edmund Callaway, Ensign Samuel R. 
Combs. (43). 

4th Company-^CJapt. George fitockton, 
Lieuts. Benjamin Mosby, Henry Clay. (81). 

5th Company — ^Capt. James Johnson, 
lieuts. Joseph Boyd, James Suggett, En- 
sign Ulijah Stapp. (72). 

6th Company— CJapt. Charles Wiard, 
Lieuts. Walker Reed, Wm. Holston, Ensign 
James Dougherty. (52). 

7th Company — Capt. Jacob Ellerston« 
Lieut. Wm. Robineon, Ensigns Wm. Boyd, 
W!m. W. Penny. (70). 

8th Company — Ensign John Hunt. (14). 

Total strength of the regiment, 448 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(32) Thiird Regiment, Kentucky Detaciied 

Militia. 

Organized September 1, 1812. Field and 
staff: Lieut. Colonel Nicholas Miller, Majors 
Benjamin Shacklett, David Hardin, Adju- 
tant Wm. Hardin, Quartermaster James 
McCarty, Paymaster Samuel McClarty, 
Surgeons Daniel B. Potter, Joseph Winlock, 
and 3 Sergeants, etc. 

1st Company-^apt. Fredk. W. S. Gray- 
son, Lieut. Robert Alexander, Elnsign 
Thomas I. Wilson. (87). 

2d Company— Capt. James Hall, Lieut. 
Wm. MJarsh, ©nsign Thos. Evans. (68). 

4th Company — Capt. Solomon Branden- 
berg, Lieut. John Shehi, Ensign John Fulk- 
erson. (84). 

5th Company — Capt. Wm. Berryman, 
Lieut. John M. Robinson, Ensign King L. 
Williams. (90). 

6th Company — Capt. Liberty Green. JJeut. 



Samuel Durham. Ensign Simeon Cowherd. 
(72). 

7th Company— Capt. Wm. Walker, tLieut 
Samuel McCarty, Ensign Robt. G. Yates. 
(69). 

8th Company— Capt. Alexander Stuart, 
Lieut. John Grider, Ensign Fielding Gate- 
wood. (82). 

9th Company— Capts. Wta. Berryman, 
Alexander Stuart, Lieut. John Grider, Kn- 
signs King L. Wil?iams, Edmund Hall, 
(65). 

Total strength of the regiment, 714 ofEi- 
<;ers and enlisted men. 

(33) Boaweills Regiment, Kentucky De- 

Uehed lyiliitia. 

Organized March 6, 1813. Commanded bv 
Lieut. Colonel William E. Boswell; rest of 
field and staff (about 12) not named. 

1st Company— Capt. Wm. Sebree, Lieut 
Streshley Allen, Ensign Nathaniel Vice. 
(96). 

2d Company — Capt. John O. Thomas, 
Lieut. George Pickett, Ensign Matthew 
Woods. (78). 

3d Company — Capt. Thomas Metcalfe, 
Lieut. John Baker, E^nsign Robt. C. Hall. 
(105). 

4th Company — Capt. Manson Seamonds, 
Lieut. Wm. McClanahan, Ensign James 
Ardery. (99). 

5th Company — Capt. Isaac Gray, Lieut. 
John Leech, Ensign Kugh Clark. (79). 

6th Company — Capt. Peter Dudley, Lieuts. 
George Baltzell, Samuel Arnold, Ensign 
George W. Gayle. (117). 

7th Company — Capt. John Baker, Lieut 
Benjamin Bean, Ensign John Waller. (103). 

8th Company — Capt. John Walker, Lieut 
Wm. Johns, Ensign James Young. (105). 

Total strength of the regiment, 794 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(34) Slaugther's Regiment, Kentucky De- 

taciied iVIilitia. 
Organized November 10, 1814, for ther 
New Orleans campaign. Field and staff: 
Lieut. Colonel Gabriel Slaughter, Majors 
Lanty Armstrong, Wm. Wakefield, Lieuts. 
Samuel Maccun, Wm. Rodes and Rvor 
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Tbomp8on, Surgeons Horatio Gaither, 
George C. Berry, and three sergeants, etc. 

let Company— Capt G«orge MtsAfee, 
Lieut Wm. Bohon, ISnsiga John M. Jordan. 
(101). 

2d Company — Capt. John l?vans, Lieut. 
John Cuppenbeifer, Encign Robert 'Jrilu.ore. 
(78). 

3d Company — Capt. Leonard P. Higden, 
Lieut. David Huston, Ensign John Young. 
(86). 

4th Company — Capt. Jonathan Oweley, 
Lieut Loftis Cook, Ensign Stephen Lyons. 
(88). 

5th Company — Capt. John Farmer, Lieut. 
Willoughby Ashby, Ensign John Figg. (73.) 

6th Company — Capt. Adam Vickery, 
Lieut John Garner, Ensign John Barrow. 
(87). 

7th Company — Capt. Wm. Wood, Lieut. 
Peter Oatman, Ehisign Thomas Brown. 

(91). 

8th Company — Capt. Wm. Wade, Lieut. 
John Riffe, Ensign Matthew Coffee. (86.) 

9th Company — Capt. Edward Berry, Lieut. 
David Rodman, Ensign Thomas Mclntire. 
(86). 

10th Company— Capt. Wm. Phillips, 
Lieut. Godhart Smack, (E)nsign John Lud- 
wick. (87). 

Total strength of the regiment, 789 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(35) Gray's Regiment, Kentucky Detached 

Militia. 

Organized Novemer 10, 1814, for the New 
Orleans campaign. Field and staff: Lieut. 
(Lionels Presley Grfiy, John Davis, Majors 
James Johnson, Wm. Walker, Zeba Holt 
Adjutant S. C. Stephens, Quartermaster 
Zachariah Terrill, Paymaster George P. 
Miller, Surgeons Allen A. Hamilton, Henry 
Winelow, Samuel Stewart, and 5 iSergeants, 
etc. 

Ist Company — Capt. Robert Thruston, 
Ueut. Henry Gresham, Ensign John D. 
Ctott (77). 

2d Company— Capt Thomas Joyes, Lieut 
Andrew Porttorf, Ensign Samuel Erickson. 
(75). 

8d Company— Capt. William Wa&er, 



Lieut John Smith, Ensign - John Webb. 
(68). 

4th Company — Capt Joseph Funk, 'Lie^ 
Tliomas Todd, Ensign Martin Adams. (77). 

5th Company— <:;apt Zeba Holt Lieut 
John Montgomery, Ensign Adam Mowny. 
(78). 

6th Ck>mpany — Capt. Wm. Ganaway, 
Lieut. Julius C. Jackson, Ensign John Field. 
(65). 

7th Company — Capt. Jacob Peacock, 
Lieut Benjamin H^enson, Ensign John 
Kelly. (70). 

8th Company — Capt. Zaoh Terrell, Lieut 
David Adams, E?nsign James Perry. (78). 

9th Company — Capt. Aaron Hart, Lieut. 
Moses Hart Ensign Nathan Tucker. (45). 

10th Company — CJapt. James Ford, Lieut. 
Joel Honeybrough, Ensign John I. Roberts. 
(72). 

Total strength of the regiment, 721 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(36) Mitchucson's Regiment Kentucky De- 
tached Militia. 

Organized November 20, 1814, for the 
New Orleans campaign. Field and staff: 
Lieut. Colonels William Mitchusson, 
Samuel Parker, M)ajors Reuben Harrison^ 
Thompson Crenshaw, Adjutant Josiah Ram- 
sey, Quartermaster Christopher G. Honts, 
Paymaster Wm. .Prince, Surgeons John C. 
Pentecost, Stephen C. Dorris, and three 
sergeants, etc. 

1st Company— Capt. Thos. (Mffin, Lieut. 
Boswell PuUiam, Ebsign Allen Hays. (77). 

2d Company — Capt. Robert Smith, Lieut 
Morton A. Rucker, Ensign Asa Turner. 
(57). 

3d (Company— Capt. Thos. Sterrett, Lieut 
John Austin, Ensign Henry Hines. (76). 

4th Company — Capt. Sam'l F. Malone, 
Lieut. Elias Button, Ensign Dennis Cochran. 
(64). 

&th Company — Capt. John C. Dodd, Lieut 
Wm. Harrall, Ensign Bert Moore. (84.) 

6tii Company— CJapt. Edward WlH>unu 
Lieut John M. Cabiness, 'Ensign Jamet 
Baring. (62). 

7th Company — Capt Robt. Paxton, Lieut 
Daniel Zibb, (Ensign William Rhea. (80). 



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8th Company— €apt. James Robinaon, 
lileut Luke Nicholas, iESDSign George 
Negley. (71). 

9th Company — Capt. Alney Mcliean, 
liieuts. Ephraim M. Brank, Wm. Alexander, 
Ehisign Isaac Davis. (79.) 

10th Company— Capt HoM. Patterson, 
Ueut John Henry, Ihisi|;n James Portior. 
(79). 

Total strength of the regiment, 746 offi- 
cers and enlisted men. 

(Total in the New Orleans campaign, 
2,256). 

Independent Companies. 

(6) Capt. John Duvall's Company of Ken- 
tucky Detached Militia; organized March 
4, 1813. Ueut. William Brown, Ensigns 
Richard Tyner, Daniel Johnson. (100). 

(7) Iiieut John Boswell's Company Ken- 
tucky Detached Militia; organized (Tehruary 
12, 1814. (39.) 

(8) Ensign William Clark's Company 
Kentucky Detached Militia; organized Feh- 
ruary 18, 1814. (27). 

(1) Kentucky Battaiion, Mounted Spies. 

Organized Septemiber 18, 1812. Field and 
staff: Major Toussalnt Duhois, Adjutant 
David Owens, and one Sergeant. 

1st Comapny— <!apt. William *3meathers. 
(22). 

2d Company— Capt. William Polk. (20). 

3d Company — Capt. Christopher Miller. 
(16). 

4th Ck>mpany-^Capt. Cornelius Washhurn. 
<23). 



Total strength, officers ftnd enlisted men, 
83. 

Independent Companies of Spies. 

(1) Capt Leslie Comh'e company of 
"Green Clay" spies; organized April 17, 
1813. (13). 

(2) Capt. Leslie Comh's Company of 
spies, attached to Col. Wm. Dudley's Regi- 
ment; organized June 2, 1813. (6). 

(3) Capt Roland Burk's Company of 
spies; organized September 30, 1813. (21). 

(4) Capt. John E^ London's Company of 
spies; organized September 30, 1813. (33). 

RECAPITULATION. 

4 Regiments United States Regulars. 3,098 
General Officers Kentucky Militia... 17 
10 Regiments and 2 companies, in- 
fantry militia 7,809 

17 Regiments, 2 battalions, 2 com- 
panies mounted militia 8,101 

2 Regiments, 1 'battalion, 1 company, 
Kentucky Light Dragoons (militia) 860 

2 Rifle Regiments, Kentucky militia. 1,033 

5 Regiments, 3 companies, Kentucky 
detached militia 3,930 

1 Battalion, 4 companies, Kentucky 
spies, or militia scouts 166 

Total Kentucky militia 21,912 

Grand total, 4 regiments, Kentucky 
regulars, 36 regiments, 4 battalions, 
12 companies, Kentucky militia. . . 25,010 





WAPPING STREET 
FRANKFORT. KY. 



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By Miss Sally Jackson. 



CHAPTER 1. 

This street begins at the river 
and running parallel with it inter- 
sects Wilkinson and Washington, 
and terminates at the bridge, St. 

Clair street. It was named by an 
Englishman (a Mr. Instone) 
**Wapping'' • for the streeet on 
which he lived in London, England. 

Mr. Instone came to this town 
at its founding. General Wilkin- 
son's plat of the town, made in 
1786, and still preserved in the 
county clerk's oflSce here, has the 
above described street on it mark- 
ed **Wapping.'' Mr. Instone must 
have had a considerable fortune, 
for we find his name published 
among the earliest owners of 
steamboats on this river, plying 
between here and New Orleans, 
and early in this century* he built 
for himself and family a handsome 
residence on the site of the one 
now owned by the Misses Burnley. 

The two children of Mr. and 
Mrs. Instone were daughters. 
Anna Maria married Dr. James 
Crockett, of this county, a promi- 
nent physician, and nephew of 

♦Article was written in 1898.— Ed. 



Governor Letcher; Judith, the 
other daughter, married a Mr. 
Botts, of Flemingsburg, Ky. 

The first house on the north side 
of the street, on the corner of 
Wapping and Wilkinson, was 
built in 1835 by the Hon. John 
Brown, the first United States 
Senator from this State, for his 
son Orlando. It is an elegant old 
style house, in a fine state of pres- 
ervation at this date. 

Col. Orla;ndo Brown's talents 
and fitness for high positions were 
recognized in the high positions 
he occupied. He was in President 
Taylor's Cabinet as Commissioner 
of Indian Affairs, and as a jour- 
nalist (notably as editor of the 
Frankfort Commonwealth ) , he 
was considered by many as the 
peer of George D. Prentice. Col. 
Brown was twice married. His first 
wife was his cousin, Mary, a 
daughter of Dr. Preston Brown. 
Their three children were Euphe- 
mia, Mason and Orlando, Jr. The 
two first died unmarried. Orlando, 
Lieutenant Colonel in the Federal 
army in the late war, married in 
1866, Miss Bettie Hord, daughter 
of Judge Lysander Hord. 

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second time in 1852, Mrs. Cordelia 
Brodhead, (nee Price) widow of 
Mr. Lucas Brodhead, Sr., of this 
city. 

On the northeast comer of Wap- 
ping and Wilkinson was a house 
built by Judge Thomas Todd, for 
his sister, a widow from Virginia, 
Mrs. Mildred Tunstall. The street 
was then ungraded, and when this 
was done some years afterward it 
left the house on a considerable 
elevation. A Mr. Dryden pur- 
chased the place at the death of 
Mrs. Tunstall, improved the lot, 
leveling it to its present grade. Mr. 
Dryden was an architect and 
builder, an oflScer in the Presbyter- 
ian Church, and brother of Mrs. 
Matilda Reading. 

The next owner was the Hon. 
James Harlan. Mr. Harlan came 
here from Lincoln County, to be 
Secretary of State under Gover- 
nor Eobert P. Letcher in 1840. He 
married Miss Davenport of Mer- 
cer County. They had eight 
children, five sons, John M., and 
Jas. Harlan, Jr., Eichard, William 
and Clay, the last named was an in- 
tellectual prodigy who died young— 
about nineteen years old. John M., 
now in 1897 Justice on the Supreme 
Bench of the United States, mar- 
ried Miss Mallie Shanklin of 
Evansville, Indiana. James is 
also a distinguished jurist. Chan- 
cellor of the Louisville Chancery 
Court for many years. The three 
daughters of Hon. James Harlan, 
Sr., Mrs. Elizabeth Hatchitt, 
widow of the late Dr. Hatchitt, 
a physician and ex-postmaster of 
this city, a woman of fine sense 
and beautiful taste, how residing 



with her only living child, Clay 
Hatchitt a farmer in Scott County, 
Ky. Miss Laura Harlan married 
the Hon. Francis Cleveland, State 
Senator. Sally married Porter 
Hiter, a farmer of Woodford Coun- 
ty, Kentucky. Only two of that 
large family are living at this date, 
•Justice Harlan and Mrs. Hatchitt. 
Parents and children rest in ^Hhe 
village on the hill. ' ' The house was 
torn away to make room for the 
elegant one erected on the site by 
Captain Harry I. Todd, 1871-72. 
A biographical mention of this 
family will be found in Mrs. Wood- 
son's chapter on Washington 
Street. 

Judge William Lindsay, U. S. 
Senator from Kentucky purchased 
the place from Captain Todd, and 
resides there. (Judge Lindsay 
since deceased.) 

The adjoining place east of the 
Lindsays' was buUt about 1820 by 
Louis Sanders, who resided there 
some years, and sold it to Mrs. 
Hannah Price (nee XJpshaw). Mr. 
Lucas Brodhead, Sr., purchased it 
from her, and enlarged it to its 
present proportions. He married 
a daughter of Mrs. Price (Corde- 
lia). This brilliant and fascinat- 
ing lady held the admiration of the 
city from childhood until her 
death in 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas 
Brodhead had six children. The 
eldest, ^'Blandina ElmendoTf^' 
married in August 1858, Mr. John 
Bailor Temple, a lawyer from Eus- 
sellville, Ky., afterward first cash- 
ier of the Farmers Bank of this 

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city. Annette Magdalene married 
Daniel Swigert of this city. They 
now reside near Lexington, Ken- 
tucky. Cordelia* married Lieut. 
Eobert Phythian, afterward Com- 
modore in the United States Navy. 
Lucas, their only living son (Rich- 
ard having died in youth), married 
Miss Sallie Breck. Bonnie mar- 
ried Lieut. Jack Todd, of the U. S. 
Army. She died at Fort Russell 
in 1869. 

After the death of Mr. Brodhead 
his widow married Col. Orlandio 
Brown, Sr., and removed to his 
home on the comer of Wilkinson 
and Wapping (before mentioned) 
selling her former home to Dr. 
Hugh Rodman, a prominent physi- 
cian of this city. He greatly im- 
proved the house and grounds. He 
and his wife were among the most 
notable people of society here. They 
entertained charmingly, and de- 
voted much of their time to good 
works. Their children are Dr. 
William Rodman, of this city; Dr. 
John Rodman, of Abilene, Texas; 
Ensign Hugh Rodman, U. S. Navy ; 
Mrs. Nannie Duvall, Mrs. Lieut. 
Wright (nee Pattie Rodman), D. 
S. Army. After the death of Dr. 
Hugh Rodman, Mrs. Rodman dis- 
posed of the place, and Gen. Fay- 
ette Hewitt became the purchaser. 
He and his brother, Virgil Hewitt 
who married Miss Judith Drane, as 
his second wife, reside there. 

The adjoining lot on the corner 
of Wapping and Washington was 
the property of Clement Bell, Esq., 

*(Botli are now dead.) 



a pioneer settler, whose name is 
upon the list of lot owners in the 
city of Frankfort in 1797. (Collins 
History.) He built the first house 
on this lot, a two story frame build- 
ing, and this remained up to the 
year 1835, when Mr. Thomas Trip- 
lett bought it and built the present 
residence which Governor Letcher 
afterward purchased, and he and 
his beautiful and charming wife 
dispensed there for many years 
the most generous hospitelity. 
Mrs. Letcher survived the Gov- 
ernor many years, and after 
her death it was purchased by 
Judge William Lindsay, and 
modernized. He resided there some 
years, when he exchanged houses 
with Captain Harry Innes Todd. 
Captain Todd lived here until his 
death when it again changed hands, 
Mr. James Saflfell, then postmast- 
er, becoming its owner. After a 
few years he sold it to its present 
owner. Judge W. H. Holt. Oppo- 
site it is the elegant and historic 
home of Mr. James Madison Todd. 
This home has been so often de- 
scribed and photographed that no 
further description of it is neces- 
sary. Mrs. Todd, its owner, as 
we all know, was regarded as one 
of the most beautiful, intelligent 
and useful Christian women in the 
city of Frankfort, indeed of the 
State. Descended from the histor- 
ic Lees, the daring McAfees, 
who first surveyed this city, the 
Rennicks and McAmies and witty 
Steeles, she seems to have inherit- 
ed the best traits of all, and is a 
woman of whom Frankfort should 
ever be proud. She and her sainted 
sister, Mrs. Mary Willis Woodson 



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ernment building originated in the 
office of Col. T. B. Ford, Clerk of 
the Federal Court at that time. It 
was suggested by Mr. Will Murray, 
and seconded by Mr. Aleck G. 
Brawner and Mr. Ford. The lat- 
ter at once opened a correspondence 
with our Eepresentative in Con- 
gress, Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn, giv- 
ing necessary data to draft a bill 
asking for an appropriation. The 
bill for some reason failed to pass. 
Col. Ford then, January 21, 1881, 
wrote and circulated a petition 
that was signed by the leading citi- 
zens, printed and sent to Washing- 
ton and distributed among the mem- 
bers of Congress; Senator James 
B. Beck, then our senior Senator, 
introduced the bill in the Senate, 
and it was passed through both 
houses. The erection of this hand- 
some building was begun in 1882 
and completed in 1887. 

The remaining 300 feet of this 
square includes the handsome 
groimds and elegant home built by 
Mr. Philip Swigert for a residence, 
now owned by his daughter, Mrs. 
Mary Hendrick (now deceased). 
For history of this interesting 
family see Mrs. Mary Willis 
Woodson's *' Annals of Washing- 
ton Street.'' 

On the opposite corner of Wap- 
ping and Washington streets, is 
the home now owned by Mr. John 
Lindsey. His grandmother, Mrs. 
Daniel Weissiger a pioneer lady of 
distinguished family, and of splen- 
did executive ability was the third 
owner of the place, Mr. John Lind- 
sey 's mother inheriting it from her. 
(See history of this family in Mrs. 



Mary Willis Woodson's Annals of 
Washington Street.) 

In the recollection of the writer 
the next lot to the Lindsevs' was 
owned and used by Lucas Brodhead, 
Sr., as a garden. About 1854 Major 
Thomas Davis Carneal purchased 
it from Mr. Brodhead 's heirs, and 
had built the residence now on it. 
Major Carneal had been in our 
State Senate for several terms, and 
was so charmed by the elegance of 
the society in our then gay Capi- 
tal that he was induced to locate 
here. He with his great wealth and 
lavish hospitality, was a great ad-, 
dition to the social life of the city. 
Soon after he moved into the above 
residence, his son Louis Carneal 
and his charming wife and lovely 
family came to live with him, and 
remained there until after Major 
Carneal 's death in 1860. 

The Military Board organized 
soon after the beginning of the 
Civil war occupied it a few months. 
Mr. John B. Temple, Col. Geo. T. 
Wood and the late Col. Edmund H. 
Taylor, Sr., were the officers of 
the Board, On the removal of the 
Board to Broadway, the place was 
purchased by Mr. Philip Swigert 
and presented to his brother-in- 
law and wife, Mr. and Mrs." John 
Watson. Mr. Watson married Miss 
Sallie Rhodes of Eichmond, Ken- 
tucky. Their children were Will, 
Dudley, Howe, John, Pauline, Ad- 
die and Lizzie. Mr. Howe Watson 
who succeeded his father as cash- 
ier of the Deposit Bank, and held 
the position until his death in 1897, 
married Miss Lottie Smith, of Bos- 
ton, who with four children survive 
him. John Watson was accidently 



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killed in attempting to leave a 
train near this city. Pauline mar- 
ried Dr. Christy, a Presbyterian 
minister. Addie married Mr. Knox 
Brown, son of the late Judge Mason 
Brown, a planter in Owen County. 
Lizzie married the Eev. William 
McEwen, pastor at this date of the 
third Presbyterian church of Pitts- 
burg, Pa. Mr. Howe Watson 
bought out the other heirs and his 
widow and children reside there. 

Across the alley from the Wat- 
son home is the site of the first 
house built on this ground by Mr. 
Instone. It had in early times, it 
is said, been a very handsome house 
but was very dilapidated when 
bought and removed by Mr. John 
B. Bibb to make room for the house 
he afterward had built. Mr. Bibb 
came to Frankfort from Eussell- 
ville, Logan County, in 1855, having 
previously represented his county 
several times in the Legislature, 
and his district in the State Sen- 
ate. He married ia middle life the 
lady to whom he had been deeply at- 
tached in their youth, a widow, Mrs. 
Sallie Horsley. She was a daugh- 
ter of General Samuel Hopkins of 
Revolutionary fame. One of her 
contemporaries said of her. ''She 
was never handsome, but so cul- 
tured in mind, so brilliant and 
charming in conversation and man- 
ners as to enthrall and keep in her 
train a host of admirers, and she 
counted her offers by the hundred. ^ ' 

Like Major Cameal and a host 
of others, Mr. and Mrs. Bibb were 
attracted to this city, by the reput- 
ed charms of its people. In 1857 
they built the home in which they 
both died, she in April 1869; he 



survived her until April 1884, dying 
at the extreme age of 94 years and 
six months. When Mrs. Bibb died 
in 1869, Mrs. Francis Burnley and 
her two daughters. Misses Pattie 
and Lucy, went to live with him. 
Mrs. Burnley's daughter, Mrs, 
Robert Crittenden, having married 
and removed from the city, and her 
only son, the gifted and gallant 
Capt. George Bibb Burnley, having 
died of a wound received in the bat- 
tle of Murfreesboro. The writer 
of these annals must be pardoned, 
if in writing the history of this ad- 
mired and beloved lady, she adds 
to the facts, a tribute to her many 
virtues. 

Mrs. Firancis Burnley (see his- 
tory of the Bibb family, by Miss 
Lucy Burnley, Colonial Daugh- 
ters' Archives) was bom in Eussell- 
vill§, Ky., and was married in this 
city at the home of her father, 
Judge George M. Bibb, on the 28th 
day of March, 1827, to Mr. Albert 
T. Burnley, of Hanover County, 
Virginia. She died in February, 
1891. 

Of Mrs. Burnley it truly may be 
said, *'if any had cause to boast 
of ancestry she had more," she 
was a granddaughter of General 
Charles S. Scott, a distinguished 
Major-General in the army of the 
Americ^m Revolution, and Govern- 
or of Kentucky in 1808, and her 
father the Hon. George M. Bibb, 
married Governor Scott's daugh- 
ter. Judge Bibb was twice U. S. 
Senator from Kentucky, first 
Chancellor of the Louisville Chan- 
cery Court, which he held until he 
was appointed Secretary of the 
Treasury by President Tyler, was 



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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 
of this State. 

Mrs. Burnley was a leader of so- 
ciety in Washington and Louisville, 
as well as of this city, and her 
friends here knew her as a noted 
housekeeper. And yet with all 
these honors and gifts, the least 
ostentatious person I ever knew. 
Her contemporaries who su\Tive 
her tell me that from her youth to 
her death she was the same loyal, 
gentle friend, and devoted Chris- 
tian. Mrs. Burnley's daughters. 
Misses Pattie and Lucy, now own 
the home and reside there. 

The vacant lot adjoining is now 
owned by Mr. Sam D. Johnson. 
The next house was built and occu- 
pied by Mr. Richard Long. It had 
several tenants, and was then 
bought and improved by Mr. Daniel 
Swigert,* who married Annette 
Brodhead.* rheir children were 
Mary, who married Leslie Combs, 
of Lexington, Ky., Robert Alexan- 
der and Annette. Mr. Swigert sold 
it to Mrs. Murphy* about 1874, who 
now owns and resides there. 

The spacious three story frame 
building on the comer of Wapping 
and Wilkinson streets was built by 
Andrew Holmes, and purchased 
from him on its completion, by Gen- 
eral James Wilkinson, to be used 
as a tavern. It was the second tem- 
porary State House of Kentucky, 
and was the scene of many notable 
events already recited in history 
and verse. It is known as the 
''Love House,'' and pictures of it 
are preserved in Collins' History, 
Vol. 2, and in the ''Illustrated 

♦Dead. 



Centennial Poem," 1886, by Mrs. 
Jennie C. Morton, entitled "A 
Rhyme of the Women of Frank- 
fort." (See picture with this ar- 
ticle. ) 

As the "Love House" has be- 
come so famous, I will, as a faith- 
ful historian, record somewhat of 
the remarkable women who from 
time to time resided there. 

Mr. James Love purchased the 
place from General J ames Wilkin- 
son, and in the usual fashion of 
pioneer days, kept tavern there. 
Mr. Love was from Virginia, his 
wife from Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

After Major Love's death his 
widow continued to reside there, 
their only child, a son, having re- 
moved to Louisville. She invited 
three friends — ^gentle women — ^to 
live with her. 

"MRS. LOVE." 

"There now rises at this famous 
name 

Such a beautiful picture of grace 
in a dame — 

Whose house was the Mecca in 
that early day. 

Of the wise and distinguished that 
journeyed this way." — (Cen- 
tennial Poem.) 

• 

In addition to her beauty and 
grace, she is said to have been a 
skilful violinist, and the sweet 
strains of the music often drew 
around her a crowd of dancing 
children. But the crowning grace 
of her character, was her noble ef- 
forts in behalf of religion. Mrs. 
Love assisted Mrs. John Brown, 



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the grandmother of Mrs. Barrett, 
Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Baily, in 
founding the first Sunday School 
in the city, in her own drawing 
room, where the first sermon in 
the town was preached; but like 
Juliet's tomb at Verona, now a 
mule trough, this same drawing 
Tooin was afterward used by a 
traveling showman for the exhibi- 
tion of a baby elephant. This is a 
tradition of Col. A. H. Eennick. 

Of Mrs. Love's three friends I 
will give the pen portrait of them, 
given me by Mrs. Mary Willis 
Woodson, deceased. They lived at 
the ''Love House.'' Mrs. Eppes 
was a widow, who came to Frank- 
fort to live with her brother Major 
John Mays. She was an eccentric 
person, who had a great fancy for 
cats, and like Professor Agassiz, 
believed they had souls. Mrs. 
Featherstone was a highly ac- 
complished lady, and a sister to 
Miss Priscilla Talbot, a woman of 
talent, who was said in that re- 
spect to be superior to their dis- 
tinguished brother, the Hon. Is- 
ham Talbot, United States Sena- 
tor from Kentucky in 1815, and a 
resident of this town. Miss Pris- 
cilla was a musician, and owned 
and played well on the piano, a 
rare instrument in the west in her 
day. The latter lady outlived the 
other three, occupying the home 
devised to her by Mrs. Love (dur- 
ing her life). She died at an ad- 
vanced age in 1870. 

Mr. James Dudley purchased 
the home from Mr. Love (Mrs. 
Love's son), had it taken down, 
and erected the present handsome 
house, purchased from his widow 
by Mrs. Mary Steele. Her daugh- 



ter and son-in-law Judge and Mrs. 
Bullitt, reside with her now in 
1898. (All of these people dead 
now). 

Dr. Holmes, deceased, then post- 
master, bought the vacant lot next 
to Mrs. Steele, and built a hand- 
some house on it; his lot extended 
to the river, and terminates Wap- 
ping Street on the south side. 



* # * * * 



1911. — Since writing this his- 
tory in 1898, Wapping Street has 
been extended to the river, the 
house of Dr. Holmes has been 
purchased from his widow by Dr. 
John South, enlarged and other- 
wise beautified into a very hand- 
some residence. Dr. South mar- 
ried Christine Bradley, only daugh- 
ter of the present Senator from 
Kentucky, and Mrs. Bradley. Op- 
posite Dr. South 's on the north 
side of the street, adjoining the 
residence of Mrs. Orlando Brown, 
Mr. Eugene Hoge has built a love- 
ly modem residence. Mr. Hoge mar- 
ried Miss Marv Threshlev Morris, 
daughter of Mr. Eichard Morris, a 
noted farmer of Franklin County. 

Mr. Frank China erected the 
first house on the lot just below 
and terraced to the river, a site of 
picturesque beauty, and improved 
by the beautiful residence, now oc- 
cupied by Mr. Chinn and his two 
daughters. Misses Lizzie and Vir- 
ginia Chinn. He has two married 
daughters; Anna Bell, married 
Maurice H. Thatcher, Governor of 
the Canal Zone and Mrs. Sam 
Mason, who lives on a farm in 
Franklin County. Her husband 
Mr. Sam Mason is one of the 
wealthy cattle exporters of the 
Blue Grass region. 



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DEPARTMENT OF 



CLIPPINGS AND PARAGRAPHS 



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DEPARTMENT OF CLIPPINGS AND PARAGRAPHS. 



AET TEEASUEES 

Painted by Miss Mabgie Dudley, 
OP Fbankfobt, Ky. 

(Miss Dudley is a great niece of Mathew 
Jouett, the famous portrait painter — also a 
great-great niece of President Zachary Tay- 
lor.— Ed.) 

Among the rarest and most 
beautiful additions made recently 
to the Historical collection in the 
Hall of Fame are two pieces paint- 
ed by Miss Margie Dudley, a tall 
Tankard, and a large plaque *'a la 
Hollander; 

These pieces have been the envy 
of artists wherever they have been 
displayed, and the general com- 
ment has been, ** inimitable art, 
no one competes with a Jouett.** 
It is well known that Miss Dudley 
is the great niece of the great 
American artist Jouett; and from 
childhood she has shown the tal- 
ent for artistic work in her line 

that Matthew H. Jouett did in his 
portraits. They are incomparable. 
As a flower and fruit painter 
Miss Dudley is without a rival. 
The tankard is one of the most ex- 
quisite and valuable pieces of her 
work in fruit and flower. The 
plaque is equally beautiful as to 
color and technique and brings to 
mind the antique china of Holland. 
The Society is to be congratulated 



upon the possession of such art 
treasures in its collection. 

Miss Margie Dudley has won 
enviable distinction as an artist, 
and as such it is interesting to 
know who she is. Slie is of one of 
the most distinguished families in 
Kentucky. She is the daughter of 
that beloved, gifted and ever la- 
mented member of the State His- 
torical Society, Mrs. Mary Jouett 
Dudley. She was a niece of Mat- 
thew H. Jouett, the artist, and also 
a great great niece of Hancock 
Taylor, who surveyed the land on 
which Frankfort is located. It was 
she who unveiled the cornerstone 
erected on Ann street, when it was 
presented to the city in the pres- 
ence of the largest audience ever 
gathered in the Capital. 

Mrs. Dudley, through the Tal- 
bots, was descended from the Earl 
of Shrewsbury, whose descendant, 
Isham Talbot, a great lawyer 
in pioneer days, built his oflSce in 
the city of Frankfort, as near the 
spot on which the cornerstone is 
located as possible, to keep, it is 
told, the marker from being dis- 
turbed that Hancock Taylor caused 
to be placed there when he sur- 
veyed the land. 

The Talbots, the Taylors and 
the Jouetts form a trio of famous 
names few families possess. Miss 



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Dudley is descended through the 
Dudleys, from the Earl of War- 
wick, a notable warrior of Eng- 
land. With the blood of such gen- 
ius, it is not strange that she too 
should attain distinction in her 
line of art. 



party called the ''Progressives,'' 
of which he is the nominee for 
President. 



PEESIDENTIAL YEAE. 

This has been a summer of un- 
usual excitement and confusion in 
the political world. It is the year 
for nominating candidates for 
President of the United States, 
both by the Democrats and the Ee- 
publicans. They call themselves by 
new names now. Progressives and 
Eeactionaries, but the American 
of average intelligence under- 
stands the old names of the two 
dominant polical parties best, as 
Democrats and Eepublicans. The 
Eepublican party nominated the 
present incumbent of the Presi- 
dent's chair, W. H. Taft, for its can- 
didate, and the Democrats after a 
long contest in the convention at 
Baltimore in June, between the 
four candidates, selected as their 
candidate that scholarly and fam- 
ous author of ' ' The History of the 
American People.'* and present 
(Governor of New Jersey, a Chris- 
tian gentleman above reproach, 
Woodrow Wilson. Just what the re- 
sult will be we cannot confidently 
predict, but the Democrats appear 
to be very confident of Governor 
Wilson's election, basing this con- 
fidence on the popularity of their 
candidate, as well as on the fact 
that the Eepublicans have a 
'^ split'* in thdr party, Colonel 
Roosevelt having formed a new 



As the Kentucky State Histori- 
cal Society was founded in honor 
of Daniel Boone, we place here 
with pleasure the following clip- 
ping sent us from Philadelphia. It 
is well for KentucMans to knovr 
the estimate placed upon this hero- 
warrior of the wilderness, whose 
courage and intelligence ha^ 
brought world-wide renown to his 
name. 

Daniel Boone in Kentucky 

By Eev. Thomas B. Gregory. 

April 30, 1769. 

It was one hundred and forty- 
three years ago today, April 30, 
1769, that Daniel Boone got his 
first glimpse of the fair region 
now known as Kentucky. On that 
day Boone, with James Eobinson, 
a young Scotch-Irishman, stood on 
a mountain path and looked down 
upon the Watauga winding along 
through its enchanting valley, and 
he resolved that it should not be 
his last vision of the earthly para- 
dise. 

At the time of Boone ^s first 
sight of Kentucky from the sum- 
mit of the Blue Bidge it was a 
vast hunting-ground upon which 
the savage tribes killed the elk and 
buffalo. No settlement existed 
within its borders. Its dark for- 
ests separated the tribes of the 
Cherokees, Creeks and Catawbas 
of the South from the hostile 
tribes of the North, who often en- 
countered one another in deadly 
conflict. On this acc^ount the re* 



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gion had long been known among 
the aborigines as the ^'Dark and 
Bloody Ground.'' 

The story of the man who gave 
this glorious region to the white 
man is one of the most interesting 
in the world. Justin Winsor, one 
of the greatest of our historians, 
speaks of the Father of Kentucky 
in words that are as true as they 
are beautiful: 

'* Boone's rugged but tender 
personality was hard to shroud. 
We see his tall and slender figure, 
too muscular to be gaunt. His eyes 
idealized his head. His experience 
had toughened his sinews, and 
made his senses alert. Any emer- 
gency brought him well-nigh to 
the normal perfection of a man. 
His kindness draws us to him. His 
audacity makes us as confident as 
himself. His fringed hunting shirt, 
belted so that its ample folds car- 
ried his food, may be ragged; his 
leggins may be tattered by the 
brush; his mocassins cut by the 
ledge; his knife clotted with the 
blood of the wolf; but the rich 
copse and the bounding elk share 
our scrutiny with his person, and 
we look to the magnolia, laurel 
and ash, to the foaming stream and 
the limestone cliffs as his back- 
ground; and all that the man 
stands for in bravery and con- 
stancy is mated with the enchant- 
ment of nature." 

No State in the Union has at the 
forefront of its history a nobler 
character than he who heads the 
story of the **Blue Grass State." 

God never made a grander man 
than Daniel Boone, and in every 
public school in the land the story 

Sig. 6 



of his life should be made a regu- 
lar part of the children's study. It 
would be a moral tonic. It would 
redden the children's blood and 
help to make them brave, honor- 
able and upright citizens. 



Donations Keceived on Boone 
Day, June 7. 

The following donations were 
received: A small linen table 
cloth. The flax was raised at 
''Traveler's Rest," and spun and 
woven into cloth by Susanna Hart, 
wife of Governor Isaac Shelby, 
first Governor of Kentucky. It 
was presented by Mrs. Willis 
Field, Versailles, Ky., a great 
granddaughter of Gov. Shelby; 
and a Mexican silver-mounted sad- 
dle and bridle, captured during 
the Mexican War by Lieut. La 
Fayette Dunlap, and presented by 

his nephew. Dr. Fayette Dunlap, 
Danville, Ky. 



PEEPARATIONS FOR BOONE 

DAY. 

(From State Journal.) 

Great preparations are being 
made by Mrs. Jennie C. Morton 
and Miss Sallie Jackson for the 
celebration of ''Boone Day," 
June 7, when the State Historical 
Society will hold its yearly meet- 
ing in commemoration of the date 
on which Daniel Boone first en- 
tered Kentucky. This is the fif- 
teenth annual celebration to be 
held, and a program full of inter- 
esting features will be given in the 
Hall of Fame, and it is expected 



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that a large number of out-of-town 
visitors, as well as home people, 
will be present for this occasion. 

Two particularly interesting 
features in connection with the 
program will be the unveiling of a 
picture of Henry T. Stanton, by 
the artist, Ferdinand G. Walker, 
of Louisville. This portrait has 
just been purchased by Mrs. Mor- 
ton, and will be hung in Poets' 
Corner in the Hall of Fame. Mr. 
H. V. McChesney will preface the 
unveiling, with a short reading 
from an appreciation of Stanton's 
popular poem, ''The Moneyless 
Man," followed by the reading of 
the poem. 

Hundleigh's picture of the 
Shakertown Ferry and the Wil- 
derness Road will also be on ex- 
hibition for the first time, and 
President Shearin, of Hamilton 
College, will give a talk on ''The 
Memories and Melodies of the 
Wilderness Road," using the pic- 
ture as an illustration of his sub- 
ject. 

Other features of the program 
will be a paper on "Historic 
Homes of Harrodsburg, " by Mr. 
W. W. Stephenson, who will bring 
with him pictures of these homes, 
which he claims are artistic gems; 
a recitation by Mrs. C. W. Bell, 
ai>d an address, "Under the Elum 
Tree Whar Brackinridge -Spoke, ' ' 
by Col. James Tandy Ellis. Col- 
onel Ellis is particularly well fit- 
ted to speak on this subject, as 
this tree is in his home county, 
Carroll, and is held in sacred mem- 
ory by its residents. Miss%.ubyn 
Chinn, teacher of domestic science 
at Kentucky University, will be 



another speaker, whose talk will 
be of interest, as she will tell of her 
visit to Cumberland Gap, "down 
where the rhododendron grows/' 

Especial attention will be paid 
to the musical part of the program 
this year, and Mrs. Kate C. 
Bailey, of Shelbyville, has been 
appointed by Mrs. Morton to look 
after this feature. Mrs. Bailey 
will bring a number of her pupils 
from Shelbyville, whose selections 
will be interspersed between the 
talks. Miss Luey Chinn, of this 
city, will also assist with the 
music, and will play the prelude. 

GK)vernor O^ames B. McCreary, 
as president ex-officio of the so- 
ciety, will preside. 



INTERESTING PICTURES. 

(From State Journal.) 
The Kentucky State Historical 
Society has received from Mr. 
Hundleigh, the artist, his beauti- 
ful painting of "Shaker's Ferry," 
on the Kentucky River, which was 
on exhibition in Lexington recent- 
ly, and received enthusiastic ad- 
miration from the crowds that 
visited the window to see it. The 
scene is quickly (recognized by 
fishermen and campers at that 
point on the river, where the wil- 
derness road leads to the ferry. 
The Ferryman's Cabin, em- 
bowered in prodigal foliage, is 
plainly seen, while the log ferry- 
boat reposes at the landing. The 
river at this point is wide, and the 
artist's skill transforms it into a 
long mirror, reflecting sky above 
and bending trees and rocky cliff. 
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Shakertown over the hill is 
marked by a ferryboat, hugging 
the bank of the wilderness road 
that continues up the hill. 

It is a beautiful and suggestive 
picture of the primitive wagon- 
road of the pioneers — called the 
'* Wilderness Koad.'' It will be on 
exhibition in the Hall of Fame, 
Boone Day, June 7. 



The Dolly Madison Breakfast. 

American womanhood typified 
by one of its noblest examples, re- 
ceived a brilliant tribute of appre- 
ciation by the four hundred repre- 
sentative women of the Democ- 
racy, who assembled recently in 
Washington, at a breakfast in 
honor of Dolly Madison. Graced 
with beauty, wit and wisdom, the 
occasion was an auspicious one, 
worthy in every way of her in 
whose memory it was held. 

Early American history pre- 
sents no more fascinating person- 
ality than that of Dolly Madison, 
wife of the fourth President of the 
United States. Her charm is last- 
ing. Though an abyss of a hun- 
dred years divides her day from 
ours, public interest in her is un- 
diminished. Books and reminiscen- 
ces about her continually issue 
from the press. The tact and good 
sense with which she filled the dif- 
ficult role of a President's wife in 
the age when the social usages of 
WasMngton were still unsettled, 
when the customs of the White 
House had few precedents to regu- 
late them, are a source of pride to 
all American women. 

The city in which Dolly Madi- 
son was honored the other day, is 



the capital of the most powerful 
nation on earth. In her time, it 
was the capital of a poor and a 
weak country, and this queen of 
American womanhood had to leave 
it because it was captured and 
plundered by an invading foe. 
Those were days which tried the 
souls of men and women. Dolly 
Madison was a heroine in an age 
when the nation needed heroism 
in order that it might survive. Her 
name has gone down to posterity, 
side by side with that of Martha 
Washington. The large assem- 
blage of leading women of the 
country, who met to render just 
meed of praise to Dolly Madison, 
was a notable aflSrmance of the 
principles she represented, the 
womanly devotion, the public 
spirit, the patriotism, of which 
she was an example. — (Ex.) 



Had we attended the Dolly 
Madison breakfast here described 
we should have taken two letters 
of this notable lady, preserved in 
our Historic Scrap Book. These 
letters would have enchained the 
fashionable assembly. Below are 
given extracts from her letters. 
In them Dolly speaks for herself, 
in the War of 1812. She is writing 
to her friend. General James Tay- 
lor, of Newport, Kentucky. The 
letter is dated 13th March, 1814. 

'*The Hornet has just returned 
from France, and brings us noth- 
ing contradictory of the affection- 
ate intentions of Napoleon. I 
know, however, by the intense 
study of Mr. Madison and his 
cabinet, that affairs are trouble- 
some and difficult. You see the 



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English are still stubborn, but we 
anticipate their yielding before 
long. ' * 

In another letter she says: ''We 
have no further insight into the 
state of things at this moment. 
Vessels are expected hourly, and 
the state of our relations in 
Europe will decide if an extra 
session will be called or necessary. 
Some very wicked and silly doings 
at home." 

The while Dolly was helping 
her husband, she kept her wise 
eyes on the British; so she saved 
the archives of our nation. — (Ed. 
The Eegister). 



MEETING 



Of the State Historical Society 
ON Boone Day, June 7, 1912, in 
Its Eooms at the Capitol, 
Frankfort, Ky. 

Portrait of Major Stanton 

Unveiled in Eooms of Historical 
Society by his Granddaughter. 

Boone Day Ceremonies — Eepre- 
sentative Audience Enjoys De- 
lightful Program at the 
New Capitol — ^Address by 
Harry V. McChesney. 

(From the Frankfort News- 
Journal.) 

Tributes to the memory of two 
great Kentuckians were paid yes- 
terday by the Kentucky State His- 
torical Society. On the anniver- 
sary of the day on which Daniel 
Boone first saw Kentucky, a hand- 
some painting of the Kentucky 
poet. Major Henry T. Stanton, 



was unveiled by his granddaugh- 
ter. Miss Marguerite McLean, in 
the presence of a representative 
Kentucky audience gathered in 
the rooms of the society in the 
Capitol. An attractive program 
was carried out, after which Miss 
Sallie Jackson and Mrs. Jennie 
C. Morton, who are the real heads 
of the society, were the hostesses 
at a luncheon. 

Boone day usually is marked hy 
some special entertainment by the 
historical society, and this year it 
was decided to unveil the portrait 
of Stanton then. Handsome invita- 
tions had been sent out and by 11 
o'clock, the time for the exercises 
to begin, the beautiful, curio-fllled 
rooms were crowded with men and 
women from Central Kentucky'' 
who had gathered to join in the 
tribute to Major Stanton and 
Boone and enjoy the literary and 
musical program. 

GOVEBNOB PBESmES. 

Gov. McCreary, who was one 
of the founders of the society 
when he was Governor thirty-six 
years ago, presided at the meet- 
ing, being president of the society 
by virtue of his office. In calling 
the meeting to order he told some- 
thing of the historical society and 
the great work that has been done 
for Kentucky by Mrs. Morton and 
Miss Jackson. He referred to his 
connection with the society so 
long ago and compared the rooms 
of the society now and then. 

After a musical selection by 
Miss Lucy Chinn, of Frankfort, 
Harry V. McChesney was intro- 
duced. He paid a tribute to the lau- 
reate of Kentucky and then read 



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Major Stanton's poem, ^'The 
Moneyless Man/' After this the 
portrait, on an easel covered with 
white draperies, was unveiled by 
Miss McLean. The portrait will 
hang in Poet's Corner in the 
rooms of the society ajid is a fine 
likeness. 

Miss Bonlware and Mrs. Kate 
C. Bailey, of Shelbyville, then ren- 
dered the sextette from Lucia by 
Donizetti, after which H. G. 
Sheairin, president of Hamilton 
College, Lexington, read a paper 
on the ** Memories and Melodies of 
the Wilderness Eoad." His talk 
was illustrated and was interest- 
ing as well as historical. Miss 
Aubjoi Chinn told of '*A Visit to 
Cumberland Gap, Where the Eho- 
dodendron Blooms," in a charm- 
ing and fascinating way, pictur- 
ing the mountains in their most 
beautiful season. 

W. W. Stephenson, of Harrods- 
burg, who has taken an active 
part in the work of the Historical 
Society, read a paper on '* His- 
toric Homes of Harrodsburg. " 
He told of some of the homes 
thereabout with historic alssocia- 
tions. Col. James Tandy Ellis, 
Acting Adjutant General, read a 
poem, '* Under the EUum Tree 
Whar Brackinridge Spoke." This 
was a big hit with the audience 
and was loudly applauded. 

MUSICAL PBOGBAM. 

The following was the musical 
program given during the exer- 
cises : 

Vocal Duet, ''0, Beauteous 
Night" — Offenbach — Misses Nel- 
lie Pace and Katherine Corinne 
Bailey, Shelbyville. 



Song, ''The Beautiful Land of 
' Nod ' ' — Mrs. Barksdale Hamlett, 
Frankfort. 

Recitation, a Poem — Mrs. Char- 
les W. Bell, Frankfort. 

Piano Solo, ''The Harp"— 
Anna Errickson Jungman, Shelby- 
ville. 

Vocal Solo, "0, Dry Those 
Tears" — Reigio — Miss Bailey, 
with Violin Obligato by Priscilla 
Williams. 

Piano Duet, Melody in F— Eu- 
benstein — Misses Elizabeth Giles 
Thomas and Mary Henry Thomas, 
Shelbyville. 

Vocal Trio, "Twilight"— Abt— 
Mrs. Bailey, Miss Van Dyke and 
Miss Elizabeth Giles Thomas. 

CHAMP CLABte's REGRETS. 

Mrs. Morton received the fol- 
lowing letter from Champ Clark, 
speaker of the House: 

"Mrs. Jennie C. Morton, Frank- 
fort, Kentucky. My Dear Mrs. 
Morton : 

"I have your very kind invita- 
tion to attend the luncheon of the 
Kentucky State Historical Society 
on Friday, June 7, and would be 
delighted to attend but it is impos- 
sible. I cannot leave Washington 
while the House is in session so 
near the end of the session. 

"I trust that it will prove a most 
enjoyable occasion, as I am cer- 
tain it will, and much regret that 
I cannot enjoy it with you. 

Your friend, 

Champ CijslBk." 

BECEPTION HALIi. 

An informal reception was held 
following the program, during 
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served the strangers who attended 
the exercises, the members of the 
society and a number of invited 
guests. Miss Nina Hazelrigg, rep- 
resenting SaffePs branch store, 

served a delicious two course 
lunch, which comprised, chicken 
salad, beaten biscuit, pimento and 
ham sandwiches, country club 
sherbet, wafers, cheese balls, ice 
cream with strawberries, indivi- 
dual cakes frosted with pink roses 
and salted almonds. 

Among the number of out-of- 
town visitors who enjoyed the pro- 
gram were Col. John A. Steele, of 
Midway, one of the original incor- 
porators of the Society, Miss 
Martha Stephenson of Harrods- 
burg, Mrs. Luke P. Blackburn of 
Louisville, Mrs. Henry T. Stanton 
and her daughters and grandchil- 
dren, Mrs. Gray McLean, Mrs. 
Boyd Kobertson, of Louisville, 
Mrs. George Willis, of Shelby- 
ville. Miss Marguerite McLean, 
Miss Mjartha Eobertson, Miss Bet- 
tie Tom Vimont of Miller sburg, 
Mrs. Jenny Kenney Lisle of Paris, 
Mrs. Hubert Shearin of Lexing- 
ton, Mrs. W. J. Thomas and two 
children and Miss Alberta Du- 
bourg of Shelbyville. 

TO ATTEND BOONE DAY ElEBCISES. 

Added impressiveness will be 
lent the Boone Day exercises at 
the Historical rooms today by the 
presence of Mrs. Henry Stanton, 
wife of the Kentucky poet, Henry 
T. Stanton, whose portrait will be 
unveiled during the exercises fol- 
lowing the reading of an appre- 
ciation of Stanton *s poem, **The 
Moneyless Man,^* by Mr. H. V. 



McChesney. Mrs. Stanton arrived 
yesterday from Louisville, and 
will be the guest of Mrs. D. B. 
Walcutt during her stay. 

Mrs. Morton will place Stan- 
ton *s portrait in Poet's Corner of 
the Hall of Fame. 



MEXICAN EELIC FOE HIS- 
TOEICAL SOCIETY. 

Dr. Fayette Dunlap Sends Sad- 
dle Captured During The 

War. 

(From State Journal.) 

Gov. McCreary has received a 
letter from Dr. Fayette Dunlap, 
of Danville, tendering to the Ken- 
tucky Historical Society a silver- 
mounted saddle and bridle, which 
were captured during the Mexi- 
can War by one of his ances- 
tors whose name he bears. Dr. 
Dunlap 's gift to the society will 
be accepted and the saddle and 
bridle will be shipped to Frank- 
fort to be placed in the rooms of 
the society. 

Dr. Dunlap inherited the saddle 
and bridle from Fayette Dunlap, 
his great-uncle, and said to the 
Governor that it was valuable not 
only historically, but intrinsically, 
but was too large to be kept in a 
private family collection, he decid- 
ed the historical society ought to 
have it. The saddle is elaborately 
mounted with silver, with a silver- 
topped horn. It was brought back 
from the Mexican War by Mr. 
Dunlap. 

The society adopted the follow- 
ing resolution: 

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bridle used by La Fayette Dunlap 
who was First Lieutenant in Cap- 
tain John Price's company of vol- 
unteers in the war with Mexico, 
now offered by his nephew, Doc- 
tor Fayette Dunlap, to the Ken- 
tucky State Historical Society be 
accepted, and the members of the 
society present their thanks to 
Doctor Dunlap for these valued 
and highly-appreciated relics." 



SAGE ADVICE FROM AN 

ORIENTAL. 

Recently a number of persons 
in the United States, chiefly wo- 
men, have repudiated Christian- 
ity and have taken up with the 
cults of India, being carried away 
by the plausible words of visiting 
Swamis. A protest has recently 
been uttered by Rustom Rustom- 
gee, the editor of the ** Oriental 
Review," of Bombay, on a visit to 
this country. This Oriental editor 
is not a professed Christian and 
is not therefore prejudiced in 
favor of Christianity. He says he 
has investigated some of the so- 
cieties organized in this country 
and found them shams, and that 
they are teaching the most per- 
nicious doctrines. *^I am shock- 
ed," said he, *Ho see educated, 
cultured American women run- 
ning after so-called Swamis, one 
holding an umbrella over his head 
and another washing his clothes," 
and intimates that the moral char- 
acter of the Swamis will not bear 
investigation. In an address re- 
cently given Mjr. Rustomgee is re- 
ported as saying, ** Gentlemen, I 



have been a careful student of 
comparative religions for a num- 
ber of years, and I have come to 
tell you that you have a religion 
which can be set side by side with 
any religion of the East. You have 
a goodly heritage. Stick to it. * * 
Let your anchor hold. * * I be- 
lieve that Christianity supplies 
all your spiritual needs and 
wants." There is much else that he 
might have said, but what he did 
say is significant. He also praised 
the American and European mis- 
sionaries for their work during 
the Indian famines. — (Ex.) 



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WORTHY AND FITTED 

Fob the Place and a Man 
Whom You Can 
Rely. 



ON 



As the Board of Magistrates is 
an important position and one that 
should be filled by the very best 
men obtainable it is a pleasure to 
know the Hon. W. W. Stephenson, 
who announces in this issue, con- 
sented to make the race. Mr. 
Stephenson is too well known to 
need an extended notice, having 
been tried and never found want- 
ing in any respect. He wishes the 

support of every man possible and 
promises to use his talents to the 
betterment of the county in every 
way possible. Watchful, honest, 

eflBcient, it is not possible to make 
a mistake in giving his claims due 
consideration. Mr. Stephensop 
has always been at the forefront 
of every uplift movement in our 
community and is doing, as he oft- 



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en does, much gratuitous work as 
Secretary of the Commercial Club. 
-(Ex.) 



MAY KEGISTER FULL OF 
GOOD THINGS. 

Just Issued From Press And 

Has Many Articles of 

Much Interest. 

(State Journal.) 

The May number of the Regis- 
ter of the Kentucky State Histori- 
cal Society was issued yesterday. 
The number comprises eighty 
pages, all interesting matter that 
it is wise to preserve in the records 
of this Society. The contributors 
are Col. J. Stoddard Johnson, of 
Louisville; Hon. W. W. Stephen- 
son, and Miss Martha Stephenson, 
of Harrodsburg ; George Baber 
of Washington; A. C. Quisenberry 
of Hyattsville, Md.; Dr. Thos. E. 
Pickett, of Maysville, and Hon. L. 
F. Johnson, W. W. Longmoor, 
Prof. G. C. Downing and Mrs. Ella 
H. EUwanger, of this city. 

Probably the most interesting ar- 
ticle, just at this time, is that by 
Mr. Baber, on Joseph Eogers Un- 
derwood, jurist, orator and states- 
man, of Kentucky. It is a review, 
at close range of the life of one of 
Kentucky's most distinguished 
men. 

, Other articles are on the Recol- 
lections of Jefferson Davis; Col. 
George Croghan the hero of Fort 
Stephenson, and History Two- 
fold— ^Then and Now, by Mrs. Mor- 
ton, the editor of the Register. 



NOTES FROM THE HISTORI- 
CAL SOCIETY. 

(From State Journal.) 

Mrs. Jennie C. Morton, Regent 
of the Kentucky State Historical 
Society, is daily receiving from 
every part of America and. 
Europe, very interesting ex- 
changes for its Register, the 
magazine of the Society. 

This we.ek comes to its library 
from Montevideo, Uruguay, South 
America, the elegant volume of 
1911, entitled ^^Annuario Estadis- 
tico De La Republica Oriental Del. 
Uruguay Con. Varios Datos De. 
1909-1910-1911." 

This volume contains splendid 
engravings of the royal Represen- 
tives — *'La Ministres." 

Another book of special inter- 
est to Americans is **The Year 
Book of the Pennsylvania Histori- 
cal Society in New York." The 
Year Books of this Pennsylvania 
Historical Society are always in- 
teresting and valuable — and have 

added much to the history collect- 
ed on the closely crowded shelves 
of this library. But the import- 
ance of this special book cannot be 
overestimated. It gives the his- 
tory of the Penn Memorial in Lon- 
don, with illustrations of every 
medal won by William Penn; his 
portraits, and that most rare docu- 
ment, William Penn^s '* Frame of 
the Government of the Province of 
Pennsylvania in America, together 
with certain Laws, agreed upon in 
England by the Governor and Div- 
ers Free Men of the aforesaid Pro- 
^nce. To be further ^explained 
and confirmed there by the First 



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Provisional Council and General 
Assembly that shall be held if they 

see meet." Printed in the year 
1862. 

The William Penn Memorial in 
London was held in the Church 
of All Hallows Barking, in which 

he was baptized. It was dedicated 
on July 13, 1911, by the Pennsylva- 
nia Society, in the presence of the 
Lord Mayor and other notable men 
of England, and was one of the 
grandest events of the 'times. The 
Penn descendents assisted in the 
dedication, lending additional dis- 
tinction to this august event. There 
were at one time many descendents 
of this Penn family in Kentucky, 
and those who are left here will 
feel interested in this celebration 
of William Penn, which was in all 
respects one of the most notable 
ever held for a citizen. 

The library of the Kentucky His- 
torical So<;iety, through purchase 
and exchange, has now become a 
storehouse of information, pertain- 
ing not alone to Kentucky, but the 
world, and will fill yet a high de- 
gree of usefulness to historians 
and scholars. 

Its genei;al utility is acknowl- 
edged by letters from all parts of 
the United States, asking informa- 
tion that has been sought else- 
where in vain. State reports in re- 
gard to soil, industries, and mater- 
ial of inestimable value to leaders 
in scientific and historical research. 
It is because of the articles in the 
Begister on the subjects of general 
interest that it is sought, not only 
by leading universities, for instruc- 
tion, but by writers in quest of 
biography, genealogy and folkore, 



and names and writings of authors 
known and admired more than half 
a century agone, whose works and 
portraits are found in the rooms 
of the State Historical Society. 



PLEASUEE BOATS. 

Lest someone in the future should rise 
and remark that the Kentucky River had 
never a boat on it, but a steamboat, we ap- 
pend the following from the News-Journal, 
outlining the pleasures of the river for out- 
ings in row-boats, canoes and gasoline 
launches for the summer of 1912. 

The river was the chief social 
diversion in Frankfort last sum- 
mer, and its delightful possibili- 
ties for pleasure were never more 
appreciated, and heroic stunts of 
swimming, canoeing and living on 
house boats were indulged in with 
the greatest enthusiasm. From the 
interest being manifested even at 
this early date, indications are that 
it will prove equally popular this 
summer. 

It will be welcome news to the 
''water sports 'V that the Y. M. C. 
A. directors are planning to build 
a pier and boat chute on the river 
front of the Y. M. C. A. building, 
and this will be a big improve- 
ment over the old landing on the 
North Side, where no near ap- 
proach to the bank is possible, and 
the jump from the boat to the bank 
more often than not ends in the 
river, especialljr for those who 
wear hobble skirts. The basement 
of the Y. M. C. A. building will be 
utilized this smnmer for storing 
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prove the greatest convenience in 
drawing them into the store room. 
Among the number who own 
boats and are looking forward to 
a gay time on the river this simi- 
mer, are: Mr. Paul Sawyier, who 
has become so devoted to the river 
that he lives in his houseboat at 
High Bridge, and owns two 
launches and a number of canoes, 
besides; Mr.Henry Lindsey, whose 
stunning new launch, the ** Cat's 
Ankle,'' is the swiftest craft ever 
on the Kentucky, and can make a 
record of twenty-five miles easily; 
Mr. John Cannon, who has over- 
hauled his launch, ''The Cricket," 
for the summer use; Mr, Combs 
Furr, who has treated his launch, 
''The Queen," to a similar over- 
hauling: Messrs. Charles Dexter, 
Eobert Hawkins, F. M. Spiller and 
J. A. Bell, of the United Ameri- 
can Insurance Company, who have 
recently purchased a cruiser and 
have christened it the "Go-Devil," 
with which magic name they expect 
to make a record also, both in 
speed and pleasure; Mr. Charles 
Whitehead, the owner of the 
"Ellen T.;" Mr. Fred Johnson, 
who owns the "Saucy Sally;" 
Messrs. Isaac and Dabney Locke, 
owners of a racing launch; 
Messrs. C. M. Bridgeford, W. 
W. Longmoor, William Wil- 
liams and Morgan Chinn, 
whose launch, "The Kescue," was 
remodeled last summer and is one 
of the best equipped on the river; 
Mr. Jack Martin, wlio owns the 
"Pomona;" Mr. Tom Moore, 
owner of the "Princess Alice;" 
Mr. Dick Lynch, owner of the 
"Helen S." the Capital Lumber 



Company owners of the ** Ger- 
trude;" the Kenney Bros., owners 
of the "Chariie Kenney," 
and Messrs. Steele and D. 
V. Reading, who own a launch 
and several canoes. The Y. 
M. C. A. directors have bought 
the houseboat formerly owned by 
Messrs. Combs Furr, Coy W«lls 
and Western Furr, and will have 
it towed to Camp Daniel Boone 
this summer to be used as a dining 
hall for the boys during <the en- 
campment. 

Those belonging to the canoe 
brigade are the Misses Chinn, Miss 
Florrie Rodman, Miss Lucy Chinn, 
Mr. James Barrett, Mr. Albert 
Kaltenbrun, Edmund Power, Rich- 
ard McClure. 



DANES CHEER FOR NEW 

RULER. 

Christian X Takes up Reins 

IN Place of Deceased 

Father. 

Copenhagen, May 15. — ^Before 
a tremendous crowd in front of 
the royal palace this afternoon, 
Christian X. was proclaimed the 
new King of Denmark, succeeding 
his father, Frederick VIH, who 
died last night. 

The reading of the proclamation 
was hailed with a loud cheer from 
the enormous crowd. Throughout 
the day the church bells of the city 
have been tolling. At the palace 
many telegrams of condolence 
from chiefs of state have arrived, 
including one from President Taft. 
llie German Emperor is expected 
to attend the funeral ceremony. 



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Stricken on Street. 

BU.MEURG, Germany, May 15. 
—King Frederick VIII, of Den- 
mark, died alone, unrecognized 
and unattended on a street of this 
city last night, of apoplexy. 

The King, traveling incognito, 
arrived here Monday on his return 
from a long trip to the South 
where he had been convalescing 
from a serious attack of inflamma- 
tion of the lungs. With the Queen 
and the royal suite, he took quart- 
ers at the Hamburger Hotel. 

At 10 o'clock last night the King 
left the hotel, unaccompanied, for 
his usual stroll before retiring. He 
had gone only a short distance 
when he was overcome on the street 
by a sudden attack of apoplexy. 

He fell unconscious to the pave- 
ment and died instantly, and not 
being recognized as a person of so 
great prominence his body was 
rushed to the nearest hospital in an 
automobile. 

When members of the King's 
suite became alarmed over his fail- 
ure to return to the hotel after a 
reasonable time, 'they called in the 
proprietor and a search was begun. 
The searchers found his Majesty 
dead at the hospital and brought 
his body back to the hotel with 
them. 



PAYS COMPLIMENT TO 
MRS. MORTON. 

Maysvillb Man Writes 
Souvenir of The Ken- 
tucky Capital. 



OF 



ville, Ky., author of the ** Quest of 
a Lost Race," etc., makes the fol- 
lowing notice of the ** Souvenir" of 
the Kentucky State Historical So- 
ciety by Mrs. Morton, the Regent: 

**For this Souvenir she is entit- 
led to the sincere admiration and 
gratitude of all Kentuckians who 
have been fortunate enough to re- 
ceive a copy of this beautiful mem- 
orial, which, go whither it niajr, is 
destined to give honor and distinc- 
tion to our State. 

**Tliis Souvenir is a work that 
should have been done by some one 
long ago, but now it derives addi- 
tional merit from having been the 
product of her gifted pen. It is 
creditable to her, to the city and 
the State, and will do much to ex- 
tend the reputation of the archi- 
tects and artists who have effected 
this superb revival of the renais- 
sance in the new Capitol upon the 
soil of Kentucky and in the city of 
Frankfort." 



(From State Journal.) 
Dr. Thos. E. Pickett, of Mays* 



COMPLIMENTS FOR THE 
REGISTER. 

(From State Journal.) 

Yesterday's Louisville Courier- 
Journal gave the following compli- 
mentary notice of the May ** Ken- 
tucky Register," edited by Mrs. 
Jennie C. Morton, of this city: 

**Just as the General Assembly, 
recently adjourned, has passed an 
act for the purchase of the Davis 
home in Todd County, it is fitting 
that the State Register should have 
as its first article for May Mrs. 
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of Jefferson Davis. Salient 
among these are the writer's first 
acquaintance with Mr. Davis. 
This occurred when, as a girl, in 
the fifties, she was taken to Wash- 
ington by her congressman father. 
Mr. Davis, then Secretary of War, 
promptly invited the little girl to 
accompany her father to the dinner 
already arranged for the evening. 
Following this the company ad- 
journed to Carusi's Hall. This was 
the attraction for the evening as 
described in the advertisement: 
*01e Bull will perform some of his 
finest music and little Signorina 
Patti and Maurice Strakosch will 
diversify the evening's entertain- 
ment.' 

^^Mrs. Ella Hutchison EUwang- 
er's article, * What's In a Name?' 
Is one of the most agreeably writ- 
ten contributions to this number. 
Mrs. EUwanger has made some 
clever researches into this matter 
of names quaint and curious. The 
reader is introduced to a young 
lady. Miss Mississippi Alicia, a 
young man, Greek — God Hamilton ; 
to a barber named Hackenbutcher, 
and to a dear, dead lady, of Prince 
Edward County — Henringham 
Hager Harrington Carrington 
Codington — Elizabeth Ware 

Watkins. Both amusing and his- 
torically interesting is Mrs. EU- 
wanger 's collection of strange 
cognomens. 

**Mrs. Morton's own contribu- 
tion to the Register is an idealistic 
little philosophical essay, *Then 
and Now.' Among the other en- 
tertaining contents are George 
Baber's sketch of Joseph Rogers 
Underwood, a sketch of Mero and 



Holmes streets, Frankfort, and the 
usual pleasant department of clip- 
pings and paragraphs." 



NOTICES OF MRS. MORTON'S 

POEM, *^ PICTURES IN 

SILVER." 

(Frankfort News- Journal. ) 



'^ Pictures In Silver. 



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Copies of *' Pictures In Silver," 
by Mrs. Jennie C. Morton have just 
been issued in Frankfort, and the 
admirers of Mrs. Morton's other 
charming and inspiring poems will 
welcome this latest work from her 
pen. 

The delightful impression creat- 
ed by the first glimpse of tliis little 
brochure, with its artistic cover of 
silver and ivory white, with a silver 
star outside — representing the 
guiding spirit of the story — is in- 
creased a hundred fold by the un- 
usual power and charm of the 
story, which is that of a young 
girl, whose married happiness is 
pictured, and then afterward her 
strength and beauty of character 
shown, when she is widowed, and 
finally her faithfulness rewarded, 
and her triumphant entry into 
Heaven. 

Its purity of thought, its high 
standard of Christian sentiment 
and its musical measure makes 
*' Pictures in Silver" a charming 
poetic production, and one that will 
be cordially received. 

Among the many flattering trib- 
utes that Mrs. Morton has re- 



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ceived about her latest poem are 
the following: 

Notice of an author in an East- 
em journal of this brochure : * * * Pic- 
tures in Silver' is a souvenir to 
be prized not only because it is the 
work of Kentucky's great woman, 
Mrs. Jennie C. Morton, but for its 
poetic setting, radiant with a lite- 
rary charm seldom if ever sur- 
passed. It quickens the pulsations 
of the heart by its spiritual tender- 
ness, and softens to tears by the 
sustained tragedy of the story — 
told with musical expression, the 

climax is divine.*' 

Another author and critic writes : 

**I have just read * Pictures in Sil- 
ver.' Only Mrs. Morton could have 
written it. In this charming epic, 
the touch is so delicate and the feel- 
ing so fine, so impressive — the nar- 
rative so engaging and noble. 
Could any picture in silver, or 
golden, be more exquisite than this 
— it is poetry indeed: 

"On transparent rosy texture 
Rises now a wondrous picture, 

Ftamcd in silver swaying there; 
Memory draws it nearer, near — 
And I see its figures clearer 

In the moonlight soft and fair." 



**PicTUBEs IN Silver." 

A poem by Mrs. Jennie C. Mor- 
ton, published by the Coyle Press, 
Frankfort, Ky. 

Mrs. Jennie C Morton, the State 
Regent of the Kentucky Historical 
Society, has just issued fresh from 
the press a lovely brochure, entitled 
''Pictures in Silver." 



Mrs. Morton is as gifted as she 
is versatile and she thinks in poetry 
— in noble poetry. One wonders 
how she has time to ascend into the 
realms of lofty thought and bring 
back the dainty and the inspiring 
verse, when one knows that she is 
at the same time the practical and 
efficient head of the Historical So- 
ciety. 

Mrs. Morton's short and long 
poems are the very essence of 
purity, and in the Pictures in Sil- 
ver she has excelled even Mrs. Mor- 
ton. The rhythm is as sweet and 
as pleasant as a sunny brook and 
the language is faultless, the ideals 
are high. Pictures in Silver might 
be — who knows, Mrs. Morton's 
own life devoid of the prose that 
creeps in an earthly career. 

The brochure itself is from the 
Coyle Press at Frankfort and is in 
blue and silver and white. It made 
a stir in the t!apital City as Easter 
Souvenirs. — E. E. in Louisville 
Courier-Journal. 



Mrs. Whitcomb says in a New 
York daily: 

*'I did not think Mrs. Morton 
could ever surpass 'Her Dearest 
Friend,' that pure, lovely story- 
poem — ^but in 'Pictures in Silver' 
we have its superior in the lofty 
thought — of faithful love. This 
poem in its suggestions goes be- 
yond the earthy, and takes the 
readers beyond the flight of song 
— and leaves them firazing on a 
heavenly picture in the region of 
the stars — . 

" 'In silver radiance, swaying 
there.' " 



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''Pictures In Silver/' 
Editor of * * Historia, ' ' journal 
of the Oklahoma Historical So- 
ciety, has the following beautiful 
compliment to ** Pictures in Sil- 
ver,'' by Mrs. Jennie C. Morton. 

**This poem is a pretty design 
and is in such an inspiring vein 
that it is entitled to more than a 
passing compliment. The title is 
well chosen and clothes a lofty 
sentiment in best words to sub- 
serve the purpose of the plot. We 
have had only time merely to read 
the poem enough to appreciate 
the drift, and its applicable force 
to touch many hearts. 

''To be fuUjr appreciated and 
understood, "Pictures in Silver" 
should be carefully read, it is in- 
deed a study-picture though not a 
puzzle one, the plot being well fol- 
lowed up, from love's emerging to 
its final fulfillment in pathetic sac- 
rifice. ' ' 



WHAT WE READ. 

When I take up a new book to 
read, or a new magazine article, I 
wonder if I shall be disappointed 
in it* The outgoing generation 
wants in literature something new, 
yet it is the newness after all, of 

the bloom of last summer's 
roses, the fragrance of the carna- 
tion, the odor of the honeysuckle 
and the magnificenoe of the tree 
foliage, only improved by culture, 
by brighter sunshine, and gentler 
rains, and glistening dews. We 
want beauty, noble thought, re- 
fined feeling, helpful suggestions, 
for the life way winding toward 
the sunset. 



People in the maturity of life are 
shocked by many of the popular 
books of the day. They are shame- 
ful and shameless. It is needless 
for a grasping publisher to recom- 
mend them. There is nothing in 
them that one needs to know, noth- 
ing helpful to brain or heart. The 
average intelligent man or woman 
wants to be entertained as they are 
in their parlors and banqueting 
halls, with conversation full of soul 
and sparkling with wit; with the 
beauty of pictured art, about them 
music, interpreting some exquisite 
lyric and breathing softly an old 
song — that makes an appeal to 
every heart and flowers in prodi- 
gal abundance and sweetness 
everywhere. Such story books 
are entrancing. 

We do not like the trend of the 
modem novel, nor books of science, 
so called, that refined Christian 
people should forbid their library 
tables. We never note their titles 
in our book-lists, or notice their 
wonderful recommendations, not- 
withstanding we are told no well 
equipped library can afford to omit 
them from its shelves. Perhaps we 
can omit them, and do. 



"HALF HOURS IN SOUTHERN 

HISTORY." 

Criticism by Mrs. Jennie C. Mob- 
ton, Regent Kentucky State 
Historical Society. 

We wish this book had been writ- 
ten years ago, and placed in every 
schoolhouse, college and library of 



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the South. It is history, with bruis- 
ed and blood-streaming facts to au- 
thenticate every chapter in it. If 
it could have been written before 
the children of the South had been 
infected by the poison of the 
Northern books, out of which 
they learned their first lessons, 
this book then might have had 
great influence in teaching the 
children to love and reverence the 
Lost Cause, in which the noble 
fathers, brothers, husbands, 
mothers, sisters and wives, lost 
their lives; if not this, lost their 
fortunes. 

This book is instructive, not only 
concerning the South, but the 
North. 

We can, only hope with the au- 
thor that patriotism may be taught 
the children of the South, that they 
may be taught now the value of the 
flag that waves over them, to pro- 
tect them, we hope in the future. 
This book will teach them many 
things they have never heard, and 
that they should have known from 
their own books and teachers, and 
not from those who triumphed 
over the splendid warriors of the 
South. 

The ultimatum was sorrow 
and humiliation and poverty 
for the lovely land its noble men 
and women, with unexampled 
heroism, and Grod-like courage and 
integrity tried to save. If earthly 
honor and fame can be any com- 
fort, they have this, beyond any 
people on the earth today. 

**IIalf Hours'' tells the story in 
most interesting style. We could 

not lay the book down until we had 

finished it. We heartily commend 



it to every teacher in the South- 
land, as a historic guide, through 
the darkness of the Civil War in 
the South, 1861-65. 



A NEW HONOR. 

The editor of the Register has 
been apprised by letter and by cer- 
tificate, of a new honor, conferred 
upon her by the California Hist.- 
Genealogical Society, of that 
State, located in San Francisco. 
She has been made an honorary 
member of this Society. She is 
sincerely grateful for the honor, 
and hopes the Register in future 
may be enriched by the informa- 
tion that may be obtained by this 
generous recognition of its serv- 
ices through its editor to that So- 
ciety. 

Where one has honestly toiled 
for an honor, and after long delay, 
it is conferred, it is pleasant to the 
winner, and where through that 
honor, the person obtains a higher 
one, it is more pleasing, but when 
it comes as an unexpected mark of 
distinction, the honor is delightful. 
Thanks to those elegant people of 
the Golden Gate, whose scholar- 
ship and wealth make them the 
pride of their city and the envy of 
the world for writing our name on. 
their list of members. We are 
simply by birth a Kentuckian, by 
marriage a Kentuckian and by citi- 
zenship a Kentuckian, and resi- 
dent of no mean city, as Paul ex- 
presses it, even the capital of Ken- 
tucky, Frankfort. 

The State Journal in noting this 



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beantifnl compliment to us, has the 
foilowiniT to say: 

Mrs. Morton's work for the His- 
torical Society of KentT>:^ky has 
met deserved recognitioiu for it 
^as throngii her untirina: efforts 
that the Society has t«ei?n fcroTight 
up to its present floTirishinsr con- 
dition, and that the valaable olleo- 
tion of portraits and reli'?s has 
been preserved. The Begister is 
now on exchan^ not only in nearly 
every State in the ITnion. but in 
CarJ^da, Paraguay and XTruguay, 
South America, Italy, Switzer- 
land. Erigland and Scotland, 
ani a^ it has been put, it has 
dor<f r;,orfr than any other Ken- 
i-y^y p':'\>ixtUm to ^'gather the 
trz.i^L*rnU tfiat nothing be lost, to 
J^ho^v tr.e next ages what liberty 



BIGCEST ISSUE OF AUL 

Hovi' is the cost of living to be 
re<ii'ed? This is the most im- 
|,^^rtaLt q"e>ti*jn before the Ameri- 
fr*;n x.*ror/e. Its sortition is more 
vi*al tv far than the identitv of 
the Lext President. 

Uii'ier the present system of 
excessive protection, those who 
toil are eai-h year {in^iiiig it more 
difficult to make a living, while 
the com^arative han-ii:il of mil- 
lionaires who chie^ reao the 
benefit of tills toil sr^^ni their 
tiifte in iul'-n-ss ctr-i *h--:r>^t:r:r^ 
tneir fort^^L*:> r2ri:ri"7>hle in-rrea^^- 
iiiir in iilui<j-t exact r roport:-}!! to 
til*.' in*'t't-'ii.s*^ in *-«?>t of iivlh^t. 
The re:>u;t is th:it tnazy Ameri- 
caiiS, e.-}>cehihy the har-i tv^rkhiic 



poor, are becoming plainly dis- 
gusted with the way things are 
going, disgusted with even this 
form of government. 

This feeling on the part of the 
worker is simply history repeat- 
ing itself. Extravagance and 
misery, the history of the world 
shows, never did make good bed- 
fehows in a ** cradle of liberty." 
It is important that the high cost 
of living problem be settled be- 
fore the unrest grows to greater 
proportions. The earlier it is 
settled the better for the repub- 
lic. Which party will solve it, 
the Republican party or the Dem- 
ix'rati* party? The Republican 
theorv has alwavs been that the 
heavier the tariff tax on things 
eaten, worn or used bv the 
people, the better for the people. 
The Democratic theory is that to 
reduce taxation is to reduce 
prices. The people must choose 
b^rveen the txo policies, the 
policy of protection or the policy 
of merelv enough tariff to raise 
snSeient revenue to meet the 
xctn^J expenses of the government. 
— »Ex.^ 



PERSY VlL^ORY CEXTEN- 

XIAL 

TTe are in receipt of a very inter- 

estinz rainphle?. or b^'etin, issued 
bv tiie Inter-State R^ard of the 
Perrv's ^litonr Ce-tenni:il Com- 
mi^si^rers. It contains miLch valu- 
ah!-^ information a>:i":t the Centen- 
ciaL whi-.'h is to be held in 1913, be- 
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October 5th. It also contains a 
picture of the Perry Memorial, 
which is to be erected at Put-in-Bay 
in time for the openiog of the Cen- 
tennial, the classic design of which 
is very beautiful and impressive. 

It is hoped that Kentuckians 
will take great interest in the Cen- 
tennial, as the State is to be signal- 
ly honored in the celebration. The 
people of the other States inter- 
ested have generously recognized 
the fact that Kentucky played a 
more important part in the War of 
1812 than any other State in the 
Union. Not only has this been con- 
ceded, but the additional fact, not 
generally known till published in a 
recent issue of the Eegister, that 
Kentucky riflem^i stationed in the 
rigging of Perry's ships, con- 
tributed largely to the brilliant 
victory. Most of us recall the 
statement in our school histories 
that there was a frightful slaughter 
of the British officers, there soon 
being not enough left to command 
the ships. The school histories did 
not offer any explanation of this, 
but we know now that it was the re- 
sult of the deadly aim of these Ken- 
tucky riflemen, who had been in- 
structed by Commodore Perry to 
pick off the fellows wearing red 
coats. 

As suggested above, because of 
these thmgs Kentucky is to play 
an important part in the great cele- 
bration. After the opening of the 
Centennial at Put-in-Bay the oele- 
bratiop is to be transferred to 
several other cities for a week each, 
the final culminating week bringing 
it to Louisville. The exact char- 
acter of the celebration for the 

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different cities has not yet been de- 
cided upon, but it is expected that 
the celebration in Louisville will in- 
clude a river pageant lasting 
throughout the week, with possibly 
a reproduction in fire works of the 
Battle of Lake Erie. 

The Register trusts that the 
press of the State, and the people 
generally, will join in making Ken- 
tucky's week, as well as the entire 
Ctentennial, a glorious success, for 
only by so doing can we pay a 
fitting tribute to the memory of the 
illustrious Kentuckians whose part 
in the War of 1812 added glory to 
the name of both Kentucky and the 
nation. 



(ne^ 



THE FABRIC OF LIFE. 

By Mrs. Mary L. Cady 

Mitchell.) 

Backward and forward to and fro. 

The tireleers iShuttle flies: 
In and out, over and so. 

With heavy and restlesi^ eyes, 
I sit at the loom of life and weave 

A fabric of many dycB. 



Rose^hued and somber, dark with ffhade. 

And crossed by many line. 
That the fleeting changeful years have 
made 

In this varied web of mine. 
Into its warp both flower and weed. 

Their clamping tendrils twine. 

Royal lilies with cup of gold, 
Abrim with the sweetecrt breath. 

And lying below, in the dark and mold. 
The noisome hemlock of death. 

Beauty and grace and life above, 
And nightshade underneath. 

Dreaming and weaving in and out, 
A tangled and knotty thread. 



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Bud of promise and lines of doubt* 
By the noiseless shuttle sped. 

Thus shall I sit at my mystic loom. 

Working till white and cold. 
Weaving and praying all the while. 

That when my labors are told. 
My work shall drop 'neath the Master's 
smile, 

In many a shining fold. 
Shall fall, and spread at His precious feet^ 

The veriest cloth of gold. 



At the request of friends, we 
publish the following beautiful 
poem, which was written for the 
Maysville Bulletin in 1869, by Mrs. 
Mary L. Cady, daughter of the late 
Andrew Mitchell. It is truly a 
worthy eflfort showing it emanated 
from a soul full of poetic genius : 

RESIGNATION. 

Best to be resigned; to trust in Heaven and 
know 
That God shall work out what he thinketh 
right! 
Let the dim future bring its weal or woe, — 

Its blissful mom or desolating night, 
'Twill solace be, to know our feet have 
striven, 
To walk unblamed beneath the eye of 
Heaven. 



Best be resigned! not fretted or aggrieved. 
With the scant portion of life's blesslng^s 
given; 
Our hearts should own the blessed gifts re- 
ceived, 
And turn in gratitude for them towards 
Heaven; 
It is a gracious thing to be resigned. 
To what of earth our thirsting souls may 
find. 

Resigned? Even so best utter no complaint. 
We needs must bear bereavement, pain 
and woe; 

'Tis not a Christian part to fall and faint 
In the rough paths our feet must go, 

*T*were idle to regret; best be resigned! 

I count it worse than vain, to sigh and weep 

O'er lost treasures of departed years; 
Of what avail is it, that we shall keep 
Their memory fresh with unrelieving 
tears? 
Then better far the holier peace to find 
And 'neath the will of God, to be re- 
signed. 

Yes, wherefore should we weep? The night 
of death 
Will soon close darkly around our, weary 
way; 
How sweetly then to yield our breath 
And live anew in God'i^ eternal day! 
Oh Savior, shed thine influence o'er our 
mind, 
Help us to look to Thee, and be resigned 



Resigned? ah, truly yes, though* tired and 
worn. 
And crushed beneath dull care's depress- 
ing weight, 
And wondering oft times how life's ills 
borne. 
When the dread burden seems so very 
great; 
But thoughts like these are vain, what must 
be must, 
God is the King; whatever itf, is just 



A NIGHT VIEW OF THE BAT- 
OF THE RAISIN, JAN- 
UARY 22, 1813. 

Written on the Battlefield by Maj. 
William 0. Butler. 

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was obtained through, the courtesy of P. 
Fall Taylor, Tampa, Fla.) 

The battle's o'er, the din is past; night's 

mantle on the field is cast; 
The moon with sad and pensrive beam 

hangs sorrowing o'er the bloody stream, 
The Indian yell is heard no more and 

silence broods on Erie's shor^; 
O! What an hour is this to tread the field 

on which our warriors bled. 
To raise the wounded chieftain's crei^ or 

warm with tears his icy breast. 
To treasure up his last command and bear 

it to his native land; 
It may one ray of joy impart to the fond 

mother's bleeding heart, 
Or for a moment it may dry the tear drop 

in the widow's eye; 
Vain Hope away! the widow ne'er her 

warrior's dying wish shall hear; 
The zephyr bearer no feeble sigh, no strug- 
gling chieftain meets the eye 
Sound is his sleep on Erie's wave or 

Raisin's waters are his grave; 
Then muftle the cold funeral string and 

give the harp to sorrow's hand 
For sad's the Dirge the Muse must sing fal* 

len are the Flowers of the land. 
How many hopes lie buried here? The 

Father's joy, the Mother's pride. 
The country's boast, the Foeman'ff fear in 

wildered havoc side by side. 
Of all the young and blooming train who to 

the combat rushed amain 
How few shall meet and fight again how 

many strew the fatal plain; 
O, jentle moon, one ray of light throw on 

the dusky face of Night, 
And give to view each gallant form that 

sunk beneath the morning storm; 
The murky cloud has passed away, the 

moonbeams on the waters play; 
Upon the brink a soldier lay, hi9 eye was 

dim his visage pale. 
And like a stranded vessel's sail his red 

locks wantoned in the gale. 
It was the gay, the gallant Mead, in peace, 

mild as the setting beam 



That guides at eve the wildered stream; in 

war the fiery battle Steed. 
The foe, no more shall shun his arm, his 

mirth no more the ear shall charm, 
Yet o'er his low and silent grave the laurel 

fresh and green shall wave; 

And who is that so pale and low stretched 

on his bier of Bloody snow. 
Beside the water's silent flow? The fire of 

his eye is gone; 
The ruddy glow his cheek has flown, yet 

sweet in death his corpse appears; 
Smooth is his brow and few his yeari^, for 

thee sweet Youth the sigh shall start. 
From a fond mother's anxious heart for 

thee some Virgin's sheek shall feel 
At midnight hour the tear drop steal, and 

playmates of your childhood's hour 
four o'er your grave youth's generous 

shower; O! could modest merit save 
Its dear possessor from the grave, thy 

corpse Montgomery ne'er had lain 
Upon the wild unhallowed plain, but what 

were modest merit here 
Or what were Friendship's pleading tear, 

the fiend that laid that flower low 
Smiled as he hurled the fatal dart and saw 

with pride the lifeblood flow 
That warmed a young and generous heart. 

Here sleep, sweet youth! tho' far away 
From home and friends thy relics lay, 

yet oft' on Fancy's pinions borne 
Friendship shall seek thy lowly urn; Spring 

shall thy icy sheet untwine 
And shrould thee with the roseate vine; 

here shall the streamlet gently flow; 
Here shall the zephyrs softly blow; here 

shall the wild Flower love to bloom 
And 0bed its fragrance round thy tomb; 

here shall the wearied wild bird rest; 
Here shall the ringdove build her nest 

and win from every passerby. 
With note of saddest melody, a Tear for 

young Montgomery. 
Close by his side young Mcllvain lay 

stretched along the bloody plain; 
Upon his visage smooth and mild Death 

calmly sat and sweetly smiled. 



ao 



B«#rtir of tiM Kortucky 
I n iatftM sinks to raat Is quiet 



^^ rate tlMM^U Its Mind emptor 
^-^ kta er* o< tmder Um Kill wet 



-^.,-rr n* Us iMtUr put, Plttr sud 
T^ ^ '"', nr^*- tamed Us iMHt. 

«M bean ao good and kind ac- 



t>c •(■07 fniH Us post, wkiie ell 

kiB b; Ue sick msn's side -aan- 
^g'% ^kMj cbWag tide: 

■^t wieiBfa IstMt brasth alisn 
j^ja « Ui ked or desth. 

Sito CBid iMd *'"*'°— Bier be 
■ST s rikst tasr. 
L Vltkdrsv tkj U^tsBd 
.f^ Taril Is avUest Bigkt. 
^^g >MS -am HKfe ot Desth. too 
^ db tet bisl besa; 
^1^ nl khi Meet tke ere snd 
^U-. tint kra ta sigk. 

t nnkr aM. sad Hsit, tke 



StsU HIstorlcsl Society. 

SweU In Oieir silken sbeatbs like pe&rls 

Wklle Btfra the milk white sap which tbe 

gods declare 
Makes best ambrosia tor the brawn and 

brain. 

When tbe days eraw short and the nlgbts 

blow cold 
And all the woods are out on dress para.de. 
While fruit bangs mellow in the autumn's 

Thou Btandest there like bnmlsbed spears 

of gold. 
Ready to listen to tbe call ot death; 
Whose voice I best in thy dry rustling; 

Albxandeb Htnd-Lindsay. 



aita /u 
'ace b( 



^ beae, 
W o« (J 

' theae j, 




THE SKYLABK. 

Sonnet. 

I bear thy carol In the morning gray 

And it [alls oQ me aa wben the red dawn's 

dew 
Bstbes the breast of the rose and eyes of 

violets blae. 

So soft yet clear and sweet Is thy sky lay. 

Within thy song sone I could forever stay. 

e sweet bird all T ever knew 

: truth, and woman's love so 

by gladness thou dost sing 

d and thee I see no more 
ttier blue with thy flood of 

or unstinted rich and strffiog 
. sweeter as thou doat sp- 
iles as he toils bis westward 
itsrs from dreaming break 
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TO AN OLD FEIEND. 

There's a light in the eye it is well to seek 
And a warmth in a smile that inspires^ 
That you cannot find in your books that 

speak 
But of nature and iti9 singular fires. 

Tou will miss from your way as the sun 
goes down, 

And the evening of life comes on. 

The friendship that's slighted as you have 
grown 

Away from the friends of your youth by- 
gone. 

> 

When tne beautiful world you have sought 

to win 
Has lost its charm o'er your soul. 
And its voice of applause is all too thin 
To trust when you reach Its goal. 

When you need a light, not of sun or star. 
And a tender warmth fire cannot lend, 
'Tls the kindly light that is true, near or 

far. 
And its lamp itf the heart of a friend. 

CM. 



NATURE PAYS IN GOLD. 
By Mrs. Jennie C. Morton. 

The notes Spring gives, due in the fall. 

Grand Nature pays in gold. 
Ah! would that we poor toilws all 

Could thus pay debts we hold. 
Her Bank, the largest in the world, 

(The trees in wood and fields) 
No matter what demand la hurled. 

Supply her treasure yields. 



From maple to the golden rod. 
From oak to apple green. 

From all the riohnestf of the sod 
She does her great wealth glean. 

Ai|d honest autumn, brave and tme^ 



Who stands from morn to morn. 
Doth cash the notes as they fall due— 
Though left bare and forlorn. 

The apple's in the orchard now. 

The nuts are on the trees. 
And many good things doth the plow 

Turn up, besides all these. 
But they cannot be had for thank. 

All nature's stores for sale. 
But how make checks upon her bank 

When rain and season faiL 

Ah! it is sin to wish that we 

!Like trees could coin our gold. 
And pay the debts of tenancy — 

And calls, on what we hold. 
If we could touch a limb and say — 

Give! and plenty falls — 
Then none from want, need go astray. 

Or starve, in cot or halls. 

When years roll by, and love grows cold 

Last nature's debt is pressed 
How sweet if we, in leaves of gold 

Could pay. and fall to rest. 
But not so here, doth God ordain — 

His law we must obey. 
And hopeful lift our cross again 

And bide His better way. 



THE REASON WHY. 

(The following paper waa prepared to 
read before the meeting on Boone Day, and 
the reason why it was omitted was that the 
Regent feared it would make the program 
wearisome to the several hundred persona 
present. It could be spared from the t. list 
of good things prepared for them, and she 
took the liberty of withdrawing it, with 
the promise it should appear in the Sep- 
tember Register, as well as publMied In 
the Brochure of the Proceedings of the 
Meeting on Boone Day, 7th of June-Hd- 
ready sent out to the members and fHends 
in all parts of the oountry.) 

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nie C. Morton, which was omitted 
from the program. 
*^Mr. President, Ladies and Gen- 
tlemen : 

In my great desire to have an 
elegant occasion, I purposely omit- 
ted the Regent of the State Histor- 
ical Society — lest ego become an in- 
trusion, an offense. On this 15th 
aimual commemoration of Boone 
Day, you have before you in large 
part the work of the Secretary- 
Treasurer, the Editor of the Reg- 
ister, and the Regent. Dorcas's 
household needle work spoke for 
her, in death. This is a larger, 
more diflScult and more compli- 
cated work for the State of Ken- 
tucky that is before you in this Hall 
of Fame, and the able workers in 
this department, oflScers of the 
State Historical Society, are be- 
fore you in life, asking your ap- 
proval, your co-operation and your 
good wishes, while you enjoy the 
grand results before you of their 
faithful endeavor. 

I feel sure if the first founders 
of the Kentucky State Historical 
Society in 1836, now seventy-six 
years ago, could look down on the 
acorn of their planting, they with 
the world famous man, Boone, 
would be amazed at its growth and 
its foliage, now a wide spreading 
tree with iDranches in Europe and 
in the Isles of the ^e?i. They could 
not have dreamed of this result. 
They planted the seed, and 
seemed to have cared for it no more. 
It was left to struggle into exist- 
ence now and then, battling with 
neglect crnd i>overty of soil, but 
showing like the Jerusalem flower 
when placed in water, there was 
life in it somewhere. 



It was after the Civil War that 
•Governor James B. McCreary, 
Captain John Andrew Steele, and 
a number of such gallant and dis- 
tinguished men undertook its care. 
For a few years it lived .and 
thrived under their protection, but 
changes came, death and distance 
removed many of the members, and 
finally cold indiflference remanded 
the Kentucky Historical Society to 
oblivion and its few curios, mss. &3c,. 
were hidden away in closets in the 
old Capitol. 

In 1896 there came a little com- 
pany of 20th centuiy people into 
the old Capitol (our Society). 
When they saw the relics they re- 
solved to restore the Society these 
once represented. Today they 
point you to the result of their 
care, loyal protection and intelli- 
gent vi^ance. 

We are proud of our Capitol, but 
we are prouder still of our rooms 
in it. Our splendid Library, with 
its wealth of historical literature, 
and the paintings and portraits of 
inestimable value. These histor- 
ical treasures that we have been 
able to collect by purchase, by so- 
licitation, and influence, with the aid 
of our small State appropriation, 
have been and will continue to be 
of great service to the educational 
system of the State, as well as in- 
structors for the masses that visit 
the Historical Rooms. 

Our Society, under its charter, 
occupies a unique position in the 
State Government, being as one of 
our most distinguished jurists has 
said, a ** Protectorate, ' * in the re- 
cent usage of this term. It has its 

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own rules governing the body, and 
directing and controlling its own 
interests, and electing its own offi- 
cers; the while in close relation to 
the State, upholding its laws and 
extending the power of the Com- 
monwealth under which it receives 
its legitimate support and for 
whose benefit it is conducted. 

Our reports are now published 
in pamphlet form, and when exam- 
ined and approved by the Governor, 
are laid before the Legislature at 
each recurring session, and after- 
wards filed in the Archives of the 
State. It will be seen and known 
by all that though a protectorate, 
our time, our thought, and our 
most faithful service is given for 
the uplift, and continued success 

and glory of the Commonwealth of 
Kentucky. 



HISTORY AS WE FIND IT. 

According to our rules, history 
is confined to Kentucky and Ken- 
tuckians of notable worth. And 
this history of Kentucky began 
with the County of Kentucky, in old 
Virginia, then was taken up with 

the three Counties, Fayette, Jeffer- 
son and Lincoln, with a map of the 
so-called State of Kentucky, made 
by John Filson. We know very 
little of this intelligent man. His 
history begins there and ends in 
the mysterious silence that neither 
the savage or the forest has broken. 
He disappears. It is supposed he 
was killed by the Indians. His map 
and bit of lustory survive him. Not 
so with his companions, Daniel 



Boone and other pioneers. Not 
only do their good and great achive- 
ments survive them, but Kentucky 
has their histories from their birth 
to their deaths, in newspapers, 
pamphets and books. 

There are beginnings and silenc- 
es m all these histories that seem to 
annoy the latter day inspector and 
historians. We have been taught 
in many instances where the links 
are missing — they were not worth 
preservings— in others they were oC 
a character it was not desirable 
to discuss. In either case, curi- 
osity is barred from entrance. 

We want the history of repre- 
sentative people, and as nearly as 
possible we have written of them, 
and endeavored to bring their his- 
tories before Kentucky. 

And our libraries are full of this 
valuable material. Yet we see this 
age of the 2Qth century does not 
feel that it can be taught anything 
by the history of our forefathers. 
The age differs so from the past. 
The full range of the acts and ex- 
periences of the founders of the 
State, and the creators and pro- 
moters of the government, are be- 
ginning to read like blunders in ex^ 
periments to the lawmakers, the 
teachers and the writers of this age, 
now writing its history by electric- 
ity, and conforming life to new 
theories, unwise laws and question- 
able teachings of religion and 
morals. Yet we see men, unwilling- 
ly ofttimes, fall back upon their 
plap and principles which guided 
their ancestors in founding a State 
and forming a government, tjhatfc 
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conditions of life in all classes of 
men and conditions of society. They 
give these plans new names, but 
these are the same in design. Hence 
we write the history as we find it, 

leaving the silence unbroken 
where there are seal's upon them. 
All history should be written for 
the betterment of the world, and its 
repulsive chapters of War and 
Crime, only given for warning. 
Writers cannot change the past, 
but under the enlightenment bf 
Christian civilization they can 
show the better way in the history 
of the future. 



TO DAY. 

The unrest and distrust of the 
present will be chronicled for the 
future — to entertain Or to warn, 
or it may do both. 

The political, social and com- 
mercial problems of this age are 
not worked out by the old arith- 
metics and algebras' signs and 
rules any more. Neither the well 
equipped teacher, the divinely in- 



spired preacher, the poet gifted 
with insight into worlds he has 
never seen, and mysteries of 
thought above the masses nor 
the learned, the wise, nor 
the eloquent seem to be able 
so far to still the turmoil 
and clash of interests among the 
masses that make a Democratic 
government. **Vox populi, vox 
Dei'' — like the illusive sibyl whose 
prophecy and whose power was 
invoked to reveal the truth, still 
the tumult and lend faith and en- 
thusiasm in victory. She looks 
away to the stars and is silent. 
Hers is the occult knowledge that 
is revealed by a more thrilling call, 
than the protesting, wrangling 
jarring voice of the untaught 
masses, ever contending and never 
achieving. Much time is wasted in 
reading the theories of government 
now. The future history will be 
full of these vagaries, but that his- 
tory will also be full of the result 
of the contending forces of this 
period. Let us see if life's prob- 
lems are solved by lightning flashes 
without money and without price. 



HISTORICAL 

AND GENEALOGICAL 

DEPARTMENT 



HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL DEPARTMENT, 



THE WOOLFOLK AND HAR- 
RIS FAMILIES. 

By a Descendant. 

(We have been requested to pub- 
lish the following brief history and 
genealogy as it is written by a 
member of the family in Virginia. 
We hope the Kentuckians who 
have sought information of their 
Woolfolk ancestry, may find many 
of their questions answered in the 
following paper. — ^Ed. The Regis- 
ter). 

Belmont, Albemarle, Va., 

March 7, 1887. 

Mrs. C. A. Harris, 

Dear Madam : — Several weeks 
ago I received your very kind and 
welcome letter inquiring after our 
family record. I commenced an 
examination into the matter, as far 
as record, and other information 
in my possession. I find it a com- 
plicated and diflScult task to under- 
stand when the intermarriages 
into each branch take place* I 
have table of family biography for 
several years and had collected 
some material aided by memory 
and oral information, for this pur- 



pose — finding it a difficult task, I 
had almost abandoned it, but hav- 
ing received several requests for 
its record, I must try and give 
what I have to my friends who 
wish it — hoping that someone 
may do more justice to the subject 
than myself I beg leave, with this 
preface to answer your inquiries 
about our ancestors. 

The first who came to this coun- 
try about • 1640, was William 
Harris from Wales, and settled in 
York, near Yorktown, V^. (this I 
find in the fly leaf of the Bible of 
Great Uncle Harris Coleman). He 
raised a family, but no names 
given except one of his sons named 
William, who married Miss Eliza- 
beth Lee, a sister, or near rela- 
tive of Richard Henry Lee, of 
Revolutionary fame. They had 
two sons — ^nothing is said of their 
daughters. The sons, William and 
Lee, came to Albermarle Co., Va. 
William, the oldest, settled near 
the Green Mountains, on a stream 
called Green Creek. Lee went to 
Nelson and settled not far from 
the Rock Fish River. William, 
my great-grandfather^ married a 
Miss Netherland. This is our 
branch. By this marriage they 
had ten children — ^four sons and 
six daughters, to-wit, Matthew, my 



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great-grandfather; John, onr old 
great nncle; Major William Har- 
ris, the great-grandfather of yonr 
husband. He married a Miss 
WagstafF, a consin down in York, 
and the branch of the family who 
married a Wagstaff. John first 
married a Eonsy. She died with- 
out issue. He next married the 
widow Barclay, who had no chil- 
dren by her last maniage. Benja- 
min, the youngest, married a Miss 
Wood. The dkughteTs were Sally, 
married David Mosbj^. Mary, 
your grandmother, married Sowel 
Woolfolk. Elizabeth married 
John Diggs, Catherine married 
Hawes Steger. Judith first mar- 
ried George Coleman, a brother of 
Clayton Coleman, of Spottsyl- 
vania, who was the great-grand- 
father by both sides of your hus- 
band. He married a Baptist, a 
branch also of the Harris family. 
She had, by her marriage with 
Geo. Coleman, four sons, William, 
Buben, Eobert and Lindsay. After 
the death of George Coleman she 
married Daniel Tucker, by whom 
she had two children— -St. George 
Tucker and Mary Tucker. He 
iharried my sisten Mary married 
Wilkins Watson, grandfather and 
grandmother of your husband's 
youngest brother William's wife. 
Nancy, the youngest daughter, 
married Hawes Coleman, of 
Spottsylvania and settled in Nel- 
son. By this marriage they had 
four childr^i — ^three sons and one 
daughter, to-wit: William Cole- 
man married Ann Hawes, a daugh- 
ter of Richard Hawes, of Ken- 
tiH*y, the father of the late Gov. 
Hawes, of Kentucky. Hie second 



son, Hawes W. Coleman first 
married Miss Woods, who died 
childless, and after her death 
married Miss Lewis of Spottslyva- 
nia second, and then Miss Crouch 
third, both of whom died without 
issue. By his fourth marriage 
with Miss Snead he had one daugh- 
ter. John T. Coleman, the third 
son, married ^Catherine Hawes of 
Kentucky, a sister to his brother 
William Coleman's wife — ^his 
daughter Mary married John W. 
Harris, the father of Wm. W. Har- 
ris and great uncle to your hus- 
band. (From George Col^nan and 
several down are intermarriages 
into both branches.) It is believed 
that William and Lee Harris had 
four sisters. One married a Wag- 
staff, another a Baptist, as Clay- 
ton Coleman, your husband's 
great-grandfatiier married a 'Bsfh 
tist, whose mother was a Miss Har- 
ris. Another married Egleston, 
and I hear he married a Miss Har- 
ris, and as Jefferson Davis ' mother 
was a Miss Harris, she being one 
of the four sisters this brings up 
the branches of the original stock. 
I had a memorandum given me of 
this, I forg^ by whom. This may 
help in tracing the other branches 
of intermarriages. Matthew Har- 
ris, my great-grandfather married 
Elizabeth Tate, whose mother was 
also a Miss Netheriand. He had 
six sons and eight daughters. To- 
wit: Mary, your husbimd's grand- 
mother married Joseph Shelton. 
Elizabeth married Jose^ Cole- 
man, another brother of George 
and Clayton Cokman, of Spottsyl- 
vania. Judith married William 
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Texas. Francis married Lewis 
Nicholas, brother of Governor Nich- 
olas. Caroline married Robert 
Coleman, of Spottsylvania, anoth- 
er intermarriage. Lucinda mar- 
ried John Driggs, Jr., another in- 
termarriage. These are the direct 
descendants of Major William 
Harris as nearly related to your 
husband, Benjamin, family. He 
married Miss Woods by whom 
he had seven sons and four 
daughters, i. e., William, Sam- 
uel, Benjamin, John, James 
George and Bushrod. Daugh- 
ters: Mlary and Eebecca who 
married Henry T. and Benjamin 
Harris, my father's brothers, Mar- 
garet first married Dr. Woods, of 
Nelson, who died leaving one 
daughter. She next married Dr. 
Mahon, of Illinois, had three sons 
who are nearly all dead. Jane 
first married Hardin Perkins, had 
one son and after his death mar- 
ried James Roberts. They left two 
children, Mary and George. Sally 
Harris who married Daniel Mosby 
was the parent of your husband's 
grandfather's second wife and the 
great-grandparent of Col. John 
Singleton Mosby, the great Confed- 
erate Guerilla. Mary Woolfolk, 
your grandmother, whose husband 
was Sowel Woolfolk, had five sons, 
William, Sowel, John, Joseph and 
Thomas^no daughters named. It 
says John Woolfolk was aide to 
General Winchester in the Battle of 
the Eiver Baisin, was taken to 
prison and it was reported that the 
Indians scalped him and put a fire 
on his head. He acted a gallant 
and heroic part in the battle. I be- 
lieve I have given you the descend- 



ants principally in the line of Wil- 
Uam Harris. I will now trace the 
family of the younger brother Lee, 
who married a Miss Phillips. They 
had five sons, namely: William 
Lee, who was your husband's 
grandfather. He first married 
a daughter of Clayton Cole- 
man of Spottsylvania. By 
this marriage he had three 
daughters and two sons. C. 
Coleman, who married a Miss Bap- 
tist, a branch of the Harris family, 

his sons, to-wit: Lee W. Harris, 
your husband's father Carter B. 
Harris — ^the daughters, Nancy, 
Sally and Mary, who died. The 
other two married 'Mr. Daly and 
Mr. Coleman and moved away. 
Clayton Coleman's second wife, 
Mary Mosby, had two daughters 
both married and left some family 
—are all dead. Your husband's 
father married Elizabeth Shelton, 
the daughter of Col. James Shel- 
ton and Mary, Kis wife was the 
daughter of Major William Harris, 
of Nelson. Lee W. Harris, the 
father and Col. Joseph Shelton, the 
grandfather, in their earUer life 
represented Nelson County in the 
Legislature of Virginia. Of the 
children of your husband's father 
you are well acquainted. Matthew 
had a family and moved south 
early — Matthew and also John mar- 
ried a sister of William Lee 's wife. 
All three daughters of Clayton 
Coleman, of Spottslyvania. John 
lived at his father's old homestead. 
He had three sons and four daugh- 
ters — ^nearly all dead. Two or 
three left families. Edward, anoth- 
er brother married Catharine Diggs 
— they were the parents of John 



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L. Harris whom you know. They 
moved south early and had four 
sons and four daughters. Nathan, 
youngest brother married Sally 
Mosby, a sister of your husband's 
grandfather's second wife and 
great aunt to our relative CoL 
John T. Mosby. He had four sons 
and three daughters, all dead. One 
or two left small families. There 
were two daughters of the old stock 
whose names I do not know. One 
married a Mr. Burks and the other 
a Mr. Eucker. I think they lived 
in Bedford or Campbell County at 
one time. Some may have gone 
south. I think these are the imme- 
diate descendants of the original 
stock. There are intermarriages 
on both sides, which make it more 
necessary to trace that; also in 
order to understand it. The record 
I have only gives a short account 
of the original stock, with some of 
the immediate branches on both 
sides. As there are intermarriages 
on both sides, it is necessary to 
understand the whole history, all 
the families and intermarriages. 
This you see is a diflScult and ted- 
ious undertaking. I will, if agree- 
able to you send you a copy of the 
record I have, after you receive 
this. And as this is so lengthy, 
although I have tried to condense 
as much as possible, to contain a 
synopsis of each branch leaving it 
for further inquiry, if agreeable to 
you, the intermarriages of the Cole- 
mans and other branches with the 
Harris family. You will find this 
requires close observation and con- 
siderable explanation to be under- 
stood. I hope you will excuse my 
delay in replying to your very kind 



letter. If you need any explana- 
tions upon any point I hope you 
will not hesitate to make it known 
as I will most cheerfully explain to 
the best of my means. 

Our great-grandmother Wool- 
folk was Miss Harris, daughter of 
Major Harris, of Nelson County, 
Virginia. Her husband was Sowel 
Woolfolk. Her brother was John 
Harris, one of the wealthiest men 
of Virginia, living in Jefferson's 
old home **Monticello" from whom 
he bought it. He lived in princely 
style and was noted for his magnifi- 
cent service of gold including can- 
dlesticks, etc., from which grand- 
father Joseph Harris Woolfolk's 
was duplicated ixi solid silver. Papa 
was named for this great uncle of 
ours — John Lee Harris. His sister 
and great-grandmother's sister 
married Gov. Nichols of Virginia— 
their daughter married Joseph 
Patterson, of Maryland, and their 
daughter was Elizabeth Patterson 
who married Jerome Bonarparte. 

P. S. — My dearest Sarah, 

Would you like your grandfath- 
er's sword and epaulettes. You 
know he was in the War of 1812. 1 
had his full uniform once, which 
was very handsome being a Colo- 
nel, but in our various movings it 
was stolen. 

I have always had and claimed 
the sword and epaulette, and if you 
would care for them, had rather 
you would have them than anyone. 
Your Uncle Joe has his spurs, 
which are of solid silver. Your 
Grandpa had expensive tastes as 
I believe all the men and Colonial 
dames had. 

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had the greatest admiration and for 
whom your father was named, 
John H. Woolfolk who was taken 
prisoner and killed at the Eiver 
Baisin. I, of course, never saw 
hiniy hut I remember as a young 
girl there was an old trunk in the 
attic at the farm filled with his let- 
ters and speeches that I used to 
pore over. He was a brilliant and 
highly educated young lawyer, not 
twenty-five when he was lolled. The 
last time I was in Frankfort I saw 
his name on the Shaft in the Ceme- 



tery dedicated to the Heroes of the 
^*War of 1812.'' He was my grand- 
mother's darling, and I have oft^i 
heard from her old servants how 
she sat at her window and watched 
and waited for him after the war 
was over. News, at that time, 
moved so slowly. I believe she 
died before she ever had a confirma- 
tion of his death. 

I hope I^have not bored you "with 
this bit of family history. 

Devotedly, 
Your Aunt M- 




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