Historic Families of Kentucky: With Special Reference to Stocks Immediately Derived from the Valley of Virginia; Tracing in Detail Their Various Genealogical Connexions and Illustrating from Historic Sources Their Influence Upon the Political and Social Development of Kentucky and the States of the South and West

Front Cover
R. Clarke, 1889 - Kentucky - 304 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 36 - General Congress, be instructed to propose to that respectable body, TO DECLARE THE UNITED COLONIES FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES, absolved from all allegiance to or dependence upon the crown or Parliament of Great Britain...
Page 234 - Jefferson, and soon rose to eminent distinction in his profession, was a member of the Virginia convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States, enjoyed the friendship and esteem of most of the great leaders, statesmen, and patriots of his day.
Page 123 - Cummings' custom, for he was always a very neat man in his dress, to dress himself, then put on his shot-pouch, shoulder his rifle, mount his dun stallion, and ride oif to church.
Page 112 - Bentley, a soldier in the Confederate army from the beginning to the close...
Page 35 - ... Many of us and our forefathers left our native land and explored this once-savage wilderness to enjoy the free exercise of the rights of conscience and of human nature. These rights we are fully resolved, with our lives and fortunes, inviolably to preserve; nor will we surrender such inestimable blessings, the purchase of toil and danger, to any Ministry, to any Parliament, or any body of men upon earth, by whom we are not represented, and in whose decisions, therefore, we have no voice.
Page 258 - Clair, he commanded the right wing of the army, with the rank of general. " it was on this occasion, that the intrepid Butler closed his military career in death; his coolness preserved, and courage remaining unshaken, till the last moment of existence. While enabled to keep the field, his exertions were truly heroic. He repeatedly led his men to the charge, and with slaughter drove the enemy before him; but...
Page 76 - Marshall, and was for many years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the Hillsboro District.
Page 2 - The name was and is one of note in Scotland, where those who bore it had intermarried with the most prominent families of the kingdom, breeding races of soldiers, statesmen, orators and divines. / EPHRAIM MCDOWELL, who fought at Boyne river, as well as at Londonderry, was already an elderly man, when, with his two sons, John and James, his daughters, Mary and Margaret, and numerous kinsmen and co-religionists, he emigrated to America to build for himself and his a new home. In his interesting "Sketches...
Page 240 - ... discovered that Davis Floyd, one of the most important, was absent, and with great reluctance asked a postponement of the case. The Judge instantly discharged the grand jury. Colonel Burr then appeared at the bar, accompanied by his counsel, Henry Clay and Colonel Allen. Colonel Burr arose in court, expressed his regret that the grand jury had been discharged, and inquired the reason. Colonel Daviess replied, and added that Floyd was then in Indiana, attending a session of the Territorial Legislature.
Page 158 - Morgan's command; was badly wounded in the service, from which he came out, at the final surrender, with the reputation of a .good and brave soldier. At the close of the war, he entered upon the practice of his profession in Louisville, has been eminently successful therein, and enjoys the confidence of a large clientage. To say that he is a worthy combination of the best moral and mental qualities of the different hardy, vigorous, and enduring stocks from which he comes, is to do him the barest...

Bibliographic information